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Spafford 
Onondaga County, New York 



BY 



Captain George Knapp follins 



1902 



PUBLISHED BY 



Onondaga Historical Association 



DBHLER PRESS 
1917 



This work is dedicated in fiilial respect to the memory of 
Dr. John Collins, the father of the Author, who practiced 
his profession among the people whose names are recorded 
in this record, for nearly twenty-five years, and whose living 
descendants still hold his memory in grateful recollection, 
after a lapse of forty-nine years since he ceased his labors 
and went to rest among those who were his companions and 
patrons in life. 



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CAPTAIN GEORGE K. COLLINS 



INTRODUCTION 



The town of Spafford, one of the most picturesque in the 
County of Onondaga, is about ten miles in length from north 
to south, and about four miles in width from east to west. 
Its surface consists of high ridge land bounded on the west 
by Skaneateles Lake, and on the east by Otisco Lake and 
Valley, descending abruptly on either side to these lakes 
and valley, and gradually declining northerly from the 
summit at Ripley Hill, situate near the southern boundary 
of the town between this and the town of Scott, Cortland 
County. 

Ripley Hill is 1,122 feet above Skaneateles Lake, and 
1,982 feet above tide water ; and from it can be seen in fair 
weather, not only lands in the towns of Skaneateles and 
Marcellus, which bound the town on the north, but the sur- 
rounding country for twenty to thirty miles distant. 

Cold Brook, which flows to the south through a beautiful 
valley bearing its name, and the Inlet to Otisco Lake, are 
the principal streams; but beyond the fact of their per- 
ennial character, and that they mark the course of two deep 
and beautiful valleys, they are not worthy of mention. 

The soil is a sandy gravelly loam, and in early times was 
covered by a dense growth of maple, beech and linden trees 
on the uplands, interspersed with hickory, chestnut, pine 
and hemlock trees in the deep valleys, and especially along 
the eastern border of Skaneateles Lake. 

Spafford boasts of no valuable mineral products within 
its borders, yet there is a weak spring of salt water, and 
indications of the presence of natural gas along the western 
shore of Otisco Lake. A spring of sulphur water exists 
near Borodino on the eastern shore of Skaneateles Lake, 
and an outcropping of the Hamilton group of limestone 
appears at different places in the southern portion of the 
town. None of these natural products, however, have been 
developed or turned into practical use. 



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No earthworks or other marked indications of aboriginal 
occupation of the lands in this town have been discovered, 
yet tradition says that at one time there was an Indian 
Encampment or settlement near Borodino, and different 
Indian implements found in that vicinity, and burnt and 
blackened soil discovered near that village indicates Indian 
occupation at some remote period at that place. The dis- 
tance between the two lakes is not very great, and an early 
Indian trail from lake to lake ran through this locality, 
rendering more than probable the truth of this tradition, 
and that in aboriginal times these early peoples not only 
had knowledge of these two beautiful lakes, but made abun- 
dant use of the excellent fish with which they were so 
bountifully supplied. 



Town and County Organizations 



The first white settler within the present limits of the 
to^^Ti of Spafford was Gilbert Palmer, who has been credited 
with taking up his abode in the southwest part of lot 76, 
Marcellus, in the Spring of 1794, but in the absence of this 
statement made by Clark, in his history of the County of 
Onondaga published in 1849, which we assume was based 
upon substantial grounds, we would put his occupation at 
least one year earlier, as his deed from Thomas Ostrander, 
the original soldier who drew this lot for services performed 
by him in the Revolution, is dated September 21st, 1792. 
To our mind it is more than probable that his occupation 
was earlier than the date given by Clark. 

With the settlement of Gilbert Palmer begins the true 
history of this town, yet we trust that a brief statement 
of the early transactions affecting the town and county 
organization will be interesting. 

The first division of the Province of New York into 
dependencies or shires was by a law passed by the " Chief 
Commander, Council and Representatives " November 1, 
1683, ratified by the " Board of Trade," October 17, 1684, 
by which the present State of New York was divided into 
twelve Counties: New York, Westchester, Ulster, Albany, 
Dutchess, Orange, Richmond, Kings, Queens, Suffolk, Dukes 
and Cornwall. The boundaries of the County of Albany 
are described as follows : " The County of Albany to con- 
teyne the town of Albany, the Manor of Renslaerwyck, 
Schonechteda, and all the villages, neighborhoods and 
Christian Plantacons on the east side of Hudson's River 
from Roeloffe Jansens Creek; and on the west side from 
Sawyers Creek to the utmost end of Sarraghtoga." 

Owing to a change made in the government of the Prov- 
ince of New York following the usurpation of Jacob Leister 
as Colonial Governor, commonly called the Revolution of 
1690, a law was passed by the " Governor, Council and 



6 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Assembly," October 1, 1691, in effect re-enacting the former 
law of 1683, and at least so far as the County of Albany 
was concerned the boundaries of that shire remained the 
same. The boundaries of that county were not very 
definite in either act, but subsequent statutes treated them 
as covering a much larger area than a casual perusal of the 
wording of these enactments would seem to warrant. 

By an act passed March 12, 1772, by the " Governor, 
Council and General Assembly " the County of Albany was 
divided into three ocunties: Albany, Tryon and Charlotte. 
The County of Tryon in substance is described as including 
within its bounds all that part of the Province of New York 
lying west of a line drawn north and south just west of the 
Schoharie Patent. 

By a separate act passed March 24, 1772, at the same 
session by the " Colonial (Governor, Council and General 
Assembly " the county of Tryon was divided into five towns 
or districts: Mohawk, Stone Arabia, Canajoxharie, German 
Flatts and Kingsland. The latter was bounded in substance 
as follows: On the north by the Mohawk River — on the 
east by a north and south line drawn through Little Falls, 
— and on the south and west by the south and v/est colony 
lines. 

By an act of the Colonial Legislature passed March 8, 
1773, the names of three of the towns or districts named 
in the act of March 24, 1772, were changed as follows: 
Stone Arabia district was changed to Palatine district; 
German Flatts district was changed to Kingsland; and 
Kingsland was changed to German Flatts district ; the latter 
only affecting the territory included within the present 
boundaries of the County of Onondaga. These are all the 
enactments under the Colonial period making division of the 
Province of New York affecting lands in the present County 
of Onondaga. 

The first Constitution of the State of New York, adopted 
at Kingston, N. Y., April 20, 1777, during the progress of 
the War of the American Revolution, recognized the exist- 
ing counties of the State as follows: New York, Albany, 
Dutchess, Westchester, Ulster, Suffolk, Queens , Orange, 
Kings, Richmond, Tryon, Charlotte, Cumberland and Glou- 
cester, fourteen in all ; the two latter are now a part of the 
present State of Vermont. 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 7 

By an act of the New York Legislature passed April 2, 
1784, the name of the County of Tryon, a name that had 
become odious by acts of the Tory Colonial Governor of 
that name, was changed to Montgomery; and by a sub- 
sequent act passed March 7, 1788, the boundaries of that 
county were described as follows: "And the County of 
Montgomery to contain all that part of the State bounded 
easterly by the Counties of Ulster, Albany, Washington 
(formerly Charlotte) and Clinton — southerly by the State 
of Pennsylvaina — and westerly and northerly by the west 
and north bounds of the State." 

By an act of the same date the State was re-divided into 
towns, and the town of Whitestown created, which con- 
tained within its limits the whole of the Military Tract and 
certain lands east thereof extending below Utica, and was 
named in honor of Judge White, the first white settler in 
the present village bearing his name, four miles west of 
the City of Utica. 

On February 16, 1791, an act was passed dividing the 
County of Montgomery into four counties: Tioga, Otsego, 
Montgomery and Herkimer; the western part of the State 
having been previously taken from Montgomery and created 
into a separate county called Ontario. The County of 
Herkimer in this division was briefly described as follows : 
On the east by the Counties of Clinton, Washington and 
Saratoga — on the south by Montgomery and Tioga — on the 
west by Ontario — and on the north by the north bounds 
of the State. 

The next year, April 10, 1792, Whitestown was divided 
and a new town created called Mexico, which included 
within its limits all of the Military Tract lying east of the 
west bounds of the townships of Homer, Tully, Marcellus, 
Camillus and Hannibal. 

On the 5th day of March, 1794, an act of the Legislature 
was passed creating the County of Onondaga from the 
County of Herkimer. It was made co-extensive with the 
Military Tract, and was divided into eleven civil towns: 
Homer, Pompey, Manlius, Lysander, Marcellus, Ulysses, 
Milton, Scipio, Aurelius, Ovid and Romulus. The town of 
Pompey was described as follows: "All that part of said 
County comprehending the townships of Pompey, Tully and 
Fabius, together with that part of the lands called the 



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Onondaga Reservation bounded northerly by the road called 
the Genesee Road, and westerly by the Onondaga Creek " ; 
and the town of Marcellus was described as : "All that part 
of said county comprehending the townships of Camillus 
and Marcellus, together with all the residue of the Onon- 
daga Reservation, and the residue of the several lands lying 
south west of the said Salt Lake." 

From time to time thereafter, by several acts of the 
Legislature, the County of Onondaga as then created was 
subdivided, and other counties taken therefrom until it 
was finally cut down to its present limits, but without 
change of the county organization so far as its present 
territory is concerned. 

On the 7th day of April, 1801, the County of Onondaga, 
as then diminished in size, was re-divided into eight civil 
towns : Solon, Homer, Fabius, Onondaga, Pompey, Manlius, 
Lysander, Camillus and Marcellus. The town of Fabius 
contained within its limits the townships of Fabius and 
Tully, and all that part of the township of Semphronius 
lying east of Skaneateles Lake; and the town of Marcellus 
was reduced in size to the limits of the township of that 
name. 

On the 4th day of April, 1803, the civil town of Fabius, 
and all that part of the township of Tully within the County 
of Onondaga, and all that part of Semphronius east of 
Skaneateles Lake, was created a civil town called Tully. 

By an act of the Legislature passed April 8, 1811, a new 
town was created as follows : " That from and after the 
first Tuesday in April next all that part of the town of 
Tully lying west of a line beginning at the north west 
comer of Lot No. 25, and running south to the south line 
of said town, be and hereby is erected into a separate town 
by the name of Spaiford." The name of this town was 
given in honor of Hon. Horatio Gates Spafford, the author 
of the first Gazetteer of the State of New York. At this 
point it seems proper to state that Mr. Spafford, in return 
for the compliment paid him, donated to the town its first 
blank book for the preservation of its records, and also 
a fair sized library for the use of its inhabitants ; the record 
book is still preserved in the custody of the Town Clerk, 
but the library has long since been scattered and lost. 



SPAFPORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK g 

The town of Otisco was created prior to the town of 
Spafford and in part was taken from Tully. 

Since 1811 several changes have been made in the 
northern boundaiy of the town of Spafford, by adding to 
and taking- from the town territory originally from the 
township of Marcellus. These changes occurred from 1830 
to 1842 inclusive, and during that period the people of this 
and the adjoining towns of Marcellus and Skaneateles, 
were greatly exercised and excited over the territorial 
question. 

In the year 1830 the town of Skaneateles was formed 
from the western part of the town of Marcellus, and in 
the same act, "All that part of the town of Marcellus lying 
south and east of a line beginning on the north line of 
Lot No. 71 at the north west corner of the town of Otisco 
and running down the center of the Outlet of Otisco Lake 
to the north line of Lot No. 62; thence west on the north 
line of Lots Nos. 61, 62 and 60; thence in a straight line 
west across Lot No. 59 to the center of Skaneateles Lake; 
thence southerly along the center of said lake to the south 
line of Marcellus, shall be annexed to and form a part of 
the town of Spafford." 

This act engendered much bitter feeling among certain 
influential citizens residing within the limits of that part 
of the town of Marcellus, thus summarily set off to the 
town of Spafford; and the various town meetings there- 
after were flooded with resolutions to be offered for pas- 
sage in the different sessions of the Legislature; and the 
latter body v/as importuned and petitioned from time to 
time by the discontents to be restored to the town of Mar- 
cellus or set off to the town of Skaneateles. 

The town books show a continuous and apparently 
acrimonious strife which resulted in the passage of the 
act of March 18th, 1840, setting off to the towns of Mar- 
cellus and Skaneateles all that part of the town of Spafford 
lying north of the south lines of Lots Nos. 69, 70 and 71, 
Marcellus. 

This act, if anything, created more dissatisfaction than 
the prior one; so on March 30th, 1842, the Legislature 
passed an act compromising the matter by which Lots 70, 
71, 68 and 69, Marcellus, were re-annexed to the town of 
Spafford. This seemed to give full satisfaction, and the 



10 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

bounds of the town have remained the same ever since, 
and from that time forward there has been no change in 
town or county organization affecting the town of Spafford. 

It will be noticed that the act of 1830, above referred 
to, fixes the western boundary of that portion of the town 
taken from Marcellus as the center of Skaneateles Lake, 
a fact which v/ould have been the case by law in the absence 
of anything said on the subject; but the reader's attention 
is also called to the notable exception to this rule of law 
and custom make by the Revised Statutes of the State of 
New York as to the other portion of the town. 

By these statutes the western boundary of this portion 
of the County of Onondaga, and by operation of the law 
the western boundary of the Tully end of the town of 
Spafford, is along the westerly shore of Skaneateles Lake. 
The Revised Statutes on this subject reads as follows: 
" from a point in the south bounds of the township of 
Marcellus southward along the westerly shore of Skanea- 
teles Lake until it strikes the west boundary of the county 
of Cortland, and thence northerly and easterly along the 
latter county lines, &c." These are facts not only of in- 
terest to the general reader, but of great importance as 
affecting jurisdiction in civil and criminal proceedings. 



MILITARY TRACT. 

During the period of the American Revolution the mili- 
tary forces of the Colony of New York were divided into 
four classes: The Militia, Minute Men, The Levies, and 
The Line. 

The Militia, included all able bodied men residing within 
the Colony who were between the ages of sixteen and 
sixty, not specifically exempt by law. 

Minute Men, were taken from the Militia by allotment 
or volunteering, and were specially drilled, equipped and 
kept in readiness for any emergency. This organization, 
formed under a resolution of the Provincial Congress of 
this Colony August 22, 1775, was discontinued about a 
year afterwards by a like resolution adopted June 5, 1776. 

The Levies, were drafts from the Militia, called into 
service on special occasions, and could be required to per- 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK U 

form duty during the entire period of their enlistment 
outside the Colony. 

The Line, consisted of four regiments of Infantry, to 
which were sometimes attached a company of cavalry, a 
regiment of Artillery, and a corps of Sappers and Miners. 
These were turned over to the General Government as a 
part of the Continental Establishment, and were subject 
to the orders of General George Washington. 

Every member of these several forces was by law re- 
quired to keep himself fully armed and equipped, and as 
the people of this Colony had always been surrounded by 
wild beasts, and the still more treacherous and sometimes 
hostile bands of American Indians, most of the men com- 
posing these forces were accustomed to handling fire arms 
and were expert marksmen in the use of the same. What 
was most needed to fit these men for efficient soldiers was 
military training and such discipline as would render them 
obedient to orders of their superior officers; this took 
much time and instruction to accomplish. 

The Line was organized by enlistment from the Militia 
in 1775 and turned over to the Continental Establishment, 
and as the term of service of these men was at first so 
short, sometimes for only a few months and never to exceed 
a year, the efficiency of this branch of service was poor 
in comparison with the trained soldiers employed in the 
British Army, against whom they were to contend. 

The superiority of their marksmanship was not always 
an offset for the superior discipline of the enemy. This 
early became apparent, and on September 30th, 1776, a 
letter was received by the Provincial Congress of this 
Colony from John Hancock, President of the Continental 
Congress, enclosing resolutions of that body. In that letter 
he says : " You will perceive by the enclosed resolutions, 
that Congress has come to the determination to augment 
our Army and to engage troops to serve during the con- 
tinuance of the war. The many ill consequences arising 
from a short and limited enlistment of troops are too 
obvious to be mentioned. In general, give me leave to 
observe, that to make men acquainted with the duties of 
a soldier requires time, and to bring them under proper 
subordination and discipline not only requires time, but 
has always been a work of much difficulty." 



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"As the troops now in service belong to the several 
States they will be considered as a part of their quota in 
the American Army. You will please take such steps as 
you judge necessary to ascertain what number of troops, 
as well as what officers, will engage to serve during the 
war." ***** 

The following are a part of the resolutions referred to, 
viz: 

" Congress, Sept. 16, 1776," Resolved, That eighty eight 
battalions be enlisted as soon as possible to serve during 
the present war, and that each state furnish their respec- 
tive quotas in the following proportions, viz. : 

New Hampshire 3 Battalions 

Massachusetts Baj^ 15 Battalions 

Rhode Island 2 Battalions 

Connecticut 8 Battalions 

New York 4 Battalions 

New Jersey 4 Battalions 

Pennsylvania 12 Battalions 

Delaware 1 Battalion 

Maryland 8 Battalions 

Virginia 15 Battalions 

North Carolina 9 Battalions 

South Carolina 6 Battalions 

Georgia 1 Battalion 

" That twenty dollars be given as a bounty to each-non- 
commissioned officer and private soldier who shall enlist 
to serve during the present war, unless sooner discharged 
by Congress. 

" That Congress make provision for granting lands in 
the following proportions, to the officers and soldiers who 
shall engage in the service and continue therein to the 
close of the war, or until discharged by Congress, and 
representatives of such officers and soldiers as shall be 
slain by the enemy. Such lands to be provided by the 
United States, and whatever expense shall be necessary to 
provide such lands, the said expense shall be paid and borne 
by the States in the same proportion as other expenses of 
the war, viz: 

To a Colonel 500 acres. 

To a Lieut. Colonel 450 acres. 

To a Major 400 acres. 



SPAPFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 13 

To a Captain 300 acres. 

To a Lieutenant . 200 acres. 

To an Ensign 150 acres. 

To each Non Commissioned 

Officer and Soldier 100 acres." 
By a subsequent act of Congress passed August 12th, 
1780, there was given " To a Major General 1100 acres, and 
to a Brig. General 850 Acres." 

In pursuance of this generous offer of the General Gov- 
ernment many officers and men then in the Line from this 
Colony re-enlisted, and some of those entering this service 
afterwards enlisted for the war; so when peace was de- 
clared there were many who had been members of the 
Continental Army for periods ranging from four to seven 
years. The First and Second Infantry, under Colonels 
Goose Van Schaick and Philip Van Cortland, Col. John 
Lamb's Artillery regiment and the Corps of Sappers and 
Miners, had a more continuous service than other Con- 
tinental organizations from this Colony, and eventually had 
within their ranks a large proportion of these long term 
service men, and even some of those who had originally 
entered the service in other Continental organizations. By 
reason of this fact, and the expressed intention of these 
organizations to remain on frontier duty for the further 
period of three years, in pursuance of the resolutions of 
the Provincial Congress adopted March 20, 1871, the 
Legislature of the State of New York March 27, 1783, 
enacted, after reciting the resolutions of the Continental 
Congress above quoted from, as follows: 

" Whereas the Legislature of the State are willing not 
only to take upon themselves to discharge the said engage- 
ments of Congress so far as it relates to the Line of this 
State, but likewise as a gratuity to the said Line and to 
evince the just sense this Legislature entertains of the 
patriotism and virtue of the troops of this State serving 
in the army of the United States: 

" Resolved, Therefore that besides the bounty of land 
as promised as aforesaid, this legislature will by law pro- 
vide that Major Generals and Brigadier Generals now 
serving in the Line of the Army of the United States and 
being citizens of this State, and officers and non-commis- 
sioned officers and privates of the two regiments of in- 



14 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

fantry commanded by Colonels Van Schaick and Van Cort- 
land, such officers of the regiment of Artillery commanded 
by Colonel Lamb and of the Corps of Sappers and Miners 
as were when they entered the service inhabitants of this 
State, such of the non-commissioned officers and privates 
of said last mentioned corps as are credited to this State 
as part of the troops thereof, all officers designated by 
Congress subsequent to the 16th of September, 1776, shall 
have severally granted to them the following quantities of 
land, to wit: 

To a Major General 5500 acres. 

To a Brig. General 4250 acres. 

To a Colonel 2500 acres. 

To a Lieut. Colonel 2250 acres. 

To a Major 2000 acres. 

To a Captain and Regimental 

Surgeon each 1500 acres. 

To every Subaltern and 

Surgeon's Mate 1000 acres. 

To every Non-Commissioned 

Officer and Soldier 500 acres." 

Owing to the delay incident to the extinguishment of 
the Indian title, by Treaty, to the lands desired for distri- 
bution under this act, and also the time required to survey 
and plot the same when acquired, the lands eventually under 
the act of 1783 were not ballotted for and patents issued 
until July, 1790. In the meantime the soldiers entitled to 
these bounty lands became disheartened, discouraged, and 
an easy prey to speculators, who obtained the warrants for 
most of these claims for a trifle compared with their true 
value. Only one soldier receiving bounty lands under the 
act of 1783 settled on the lands patented to him in the 
town of Spafford, viz: Henry Wentworth (Winford), Lot 
77, Marcellus; and he remained only a few years until he 
had sold his possessions in parcels to actual settlers. 

The Military Tract, as first laid out, consisted of twenty 
five townships of one hundred lots of a mile square each, 
and its boundaries were the same as that of the County of 
Onondaga when first organized under the act of 1794. The 
lines of lots were drawn east and west and north and south 
and contained within their limits 640 acres of land: 100 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 15 

acres in lieu of that given by the United States, 500 acres 
by the State of New York, and 40 acres for roads. 

If the soldier released his claim against the United 
States he received a patent for the whole lot, otherwise 
one hundred acres in the south east corner of the lot was 
reserved, hence came the name : " State's Hundred." The 
charge of the Government for surveying a lot was forty 
eight shillings; if this was not paid by the patentee fifty 
acres was also reserved, known as " Survey Fifty," this 
could be taken from either corner of the lot excepting the 
south east. Two lots in each township were reserved for 
the propagation of the Gospel, and for Schools, and the 
amount received from the sale of them was devoted to these 
purposes. 

A statement of the services performed by the soldiers 
who drew lots in the town of Spafford is worthy of mention, 
but space precludes any recital other than the following, 
in reference to the recipients of bounty lands in this town : 



NAMES OF SOLDIERS DRAWING BOUNTY LANDS 
IN SPAFFORD. 

Township of Tully. 

Lot 1 Pr. Joseph Sevey, 2nd Co. 1st Regt. Inft. 

Col. Goose Van Schaick 600 acres. 

Lot 2 Pr. Joseph Ball, 2nd Regt. Inft., Col. 

Philip Van Cortland 500 acres. 

Lot 11 Fifer John Cheery, 2nd Regt. Inft., Col. 

Philip Van Cortland 600 acres. 

Lot 12 Sergt. Benjamin Lawrence, 2nd Regt. 

Inft., Col. Philip Van Cortland 600 acres 

Lot 12 Gospel and Schools 600 acres. 

Lot 21 Surgeon Caleb Sweet, 1st Regt. Inft., 

Col. Goose Van Schaick 500 acres. 

Lot 22 Pr. Richard Whalling, 1st Regt. Inft., 

Col. Goose Van Schaick 600 acres. 

Lot 23 Matross George Allen, 1st Regt. Art., 

Col. John Lamb 600 acres. 

Lot 24 Capt. Abraham Livingston, 1st Regt. 

Inft., Col. James Livingston 600 acres. 

Lot 31 Gospel and Schools 600 acres. 



16 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Lot 32 Pr. John Pierson, Regt. Inf., Gen. 

Moses Hazen's Congress Own 500 acres. 

Lot 33 Capt. John C. Ten Broeck, 1st Re^. Inft., 

Col. Goose Van Schaick 600 acres. 

Lot 34 Pr. Shorter Smith, 2nd Regt. Inft., Col. 

Peter Van Cortland 600 acres. 

Lot 41 Pr. John Frederick, 1st Regt. Inf., Col. 

Goose Van Schaick 600 acres. 

Lot 42 Ser^. Elias Wilcox, 1st Regt. Art., Col. 

John Lamb _ 500 acres. 

Lot 42 Corp. Joseph Smith, 2nd Regt. Inft., Col. 

Philip Van Cortland 500 acres. 

Lot 44 Pr. Nathaniel Brock, Regt. Inft., Col. 

James Livingston „ 500 acres. 

Township op Sempronius. 

Lot 10 Major Nicholas Fish, 2nd Regt. Inft., 

Col. Philip Van Cortland 600 acres. 

Lot 11 Pr. Aaron DeWitt, 1st Regt. Inft., Col. 

Goose Van Schaick _ 450 acres. 

Lot 12 Pr. Daniel Ogden, 1st Regt. Inft, Col. 

Goose Van Schaick 600 acres. 

Lot 13 Corp. Solomon Barnes, 1st Regt. Agt., 

Col. John Lamb 600 acres. 

Lot 14 Pr. John Tucker, 4th Regt. Inft, Col. 

Fred Weissenfels 500 acres. 

Lot 21 Pr. John Wyatt, 1st Regt. Inft., Col. 

Goose Van Schaick _ 600 acres. 

Lot 23 Pr. Samuel Wheeler, 2nd Regt. Inft., Col. 

Philip Van Cortland 600 acres. 

Lot 23 Corp. Cornelius Ammerman, ^nd Regt. 

Inft., Col. Philip Van Cortland 500 acres. 

Township of Marcellus. 

Lot 68 Surgeon Ebenezer Haveland, 2nd Regt. 

Inft., Col. Philip Van Cortland...- 500 acres. 

Lot 69 Sergt. Daniel Ludlam, 2nd Regt. Inft., 

Col. Philip Van Cortland._ _ 500 acres. 

Lot 70 Sergt. and Matross Elijah Pierce, 1st 

Regt. Art., Col. John Lamb 600 acres. 

Lot 71 Pr. Burdice Campbell, 1st Regt. Inft, 

Col. Goose Van Schaick. 500 acres. 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 17 

Lot 74 Gunner Frederick Dayton, 1st Regt. Agt., 

Col. John Lamb 600 acres. 

Lot 75 Fifer John Factor, 2nd Regt. Inf., Col. 

Philip Van Cortland 600 acres. 

Lot 76 Second Lieutenant Thomas Ostrander, 

3rd Re^. Inft., Col. Peter Gansevoort 500 acres. 

Lot 77 Fifer Henry Winford, 1st Regi:. Inf., Col. 

Goose Van Schaick 500 acres. 

Lot 88 Pr. Philip Fields, 2nd Regt. Inft., Col. 

Philip Van Cortland 500 acres. 

Lot 89 Pr. Frederick Wybert, 1st Regt. Inft., 

Col. Goose Van Schaick 500 acres. 

Lot 90 Sergt. Philip Steves, 2nd Regt. Inft., Col. 

Philip Van Cortland 600 acres. 

Lot 91 Capt. Peter L. Vosburgh, Regt. Inft., 

Col. James Livingston 600 acres. 

Lot 96 Fifer Henry Davis, 1st Regt. Art., Col. 

John Lamb 600 acres. 



FIRST SETTLERS. 



Under the law granting bounty land to soldiers a settle- 
ment had to be made on the land within a limited period 
subsequent to the date of the patent. As a majority of the 
claims had been assigned by the soldiers to speculators 
residing along the Hudson River, who had no intention of 
making a settlement themselves, when the patents were 
issued the lands were offered for sale in large quantities 
and sold to purchasers at prices much below their true 
value. The consequence was that many persons residing 
east of the Hudson River in Washington, Saratoga, Van 
Rensselaer, Columbia and Westchester Counties, came to 
this town for settlement within a few years after the date 
of the Patents in July, 1790. The first settlers, however, 
were not confined to the river counties in this State, many 
coming direct from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachu- 
setts, New Hampshire and Vermont; they were all, how- 
ever, with very few exceptions, of New England origin. 

GILBERT PALMER AND HIS SON JOHN. 

The first settler within the present limits of this town 



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was Gilbert Palmer, who came from Amawalk, Westchester 
County, New York. Mr. Joshua V. H. Clark, in his excel- 
lent history of the County of Onondaga, says he came in 
the Fall of 1794 and settled on Lot 76, Marcellus. He also 
says he served for this lot in the War of the Revolution, 
but as to this we know Mr. Clark is incorrect, as his deed, 
which is dated September 21, 1792, is from Lieutenant 
Thomas Ostrander, the soldier who drew this lot for serv- 
ices which he performed in the New York Line, during 
that war. Mr. Palmer did not purchase the State's Hun- 
dred Acres on that lot, as it was excepted from the deed. 
It is presumed from the fact that Mr. Palmer is not joined 
by a wife, in any of his seven or eight conveyances made 
from his original purchase, that he was a widower during 
his residence in this town. 

Mr. Clark relates the following pathetic incident in re- 
ference to Mr. Palmer and his son John : 

" In the Fall of the year 1794, soon after his arrival, 
Mr. Palmer and his son, a youth of some sixteen years of 
age, went into the woods chopping for the purpose of 
making a clearing. Some time in the afternoon they felled 
a tree, and as it struck the ground it bounded, swung 
around and caught the young man under it. The father 
at once mounted the log, cut it off, rolled it over and liber- 
ated the son. Upon examination one of his lower limbs 
was found to be badly crushed and mangled. He there- 
upon carried the youth to his log hut close at hand, and 
with all possible diligence made haste to his nearest neigh- 
bors, some three or four miles distant, desiring them to 
go and minister to his son's necessities, while he should 
go to Whitestown for Dr. White. The neighbors sallied 
forth with such comfortable things as they thought might 
be acceptable in such a case ; but amidst the confusion, the 
dense forest and the darkness of the night which had just 
set in, they missed the way; and after wandering about 
for a long time gave over pursuit and returned home, leav- 
ing the poor sufferer alone to his fate. Early the next 
morning all hands again rallied, and in due time found 
the young man suffering the most extreme anguish from 
his mangled limb, and greatly benumbed with cold. They 
built a fire, made him comfortable with such palliatives 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 19 

as could be procured in the wilderness, and waited in 
patience for the return of the parent. 

" In the meantime he had proceeded rapidly on his 
journey on foot and found Dr. White at Clinton, N. Y. 
Here he eng-aged an Oneida Indian to pilot them through 
the woods, by a nearer route than to follow the windings 
of the old road. Dr. White and Mr. Palmer were at sundry 
times fearful the Indian would lose the way, but upon 
every expression of doubt on their part the Indian would 
exclaim ' Me know,' and told them he would bring them 
out at a certain log, which lay across the Outlet at the foot 
of Otisco Lake. The Indian took the lead and within 
forty-eight hours after the accident had happened the 
Indian brought them exactly to the log, exclaiming tri- 
umphantly, 'Me know.' Here Mr. Palmer arrived upon 
familiar ground, and at once proceeded to the cabin where 
he had left his son, whom they found greatly prostrated, 
and writhing under the most intense suffering. No time 
was lost. The case was thought desperate, the limb was 
amputated at once half way from the knee to the thigh." 

The youth recovered and lived many years afterwards. 
He became a tailor, and Hon Sidney Smith said, " I re- 
member him very well, going about his duties with his 
wooden leg." In a deed dated August 21, 1797, given by 
Gilbert Palmer to John Palmer, the latter is described by 
the grantor as, " My son," and the latter is described as 
then a resident of Westchester County, indicating that after 
his terrible accident with the falling tree, related by Clark, 
he must have returned to his old home in Amawalk, to 
grow up, recover his strength, and possibly learn the trade 
of a tailor, afterwards pursued by him while a resident 
of this town. 

Gilbert Palmer's last sale of land on Lot 76 was January 
9, 1815, and the last sale of land on the same lot by John 
Palmer was September 28, 1814. About the latter date 
the two Palmers moved into the village of Borodino, where 
the son carried on a tailor shop. In the year 1819 father 
and son moved to Hannibal, Oswego County, New York, 
where the former is supposed to have died. In John 
Palmer's last deed dated July 2, 1819, he is joined by his 
wife Rachel, whom he probably married after 1814. 

Mr. Gilbert Palmer has always been credited with being 



20 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

a soldier of the American Revolution, and probably was 
such, as a Gilbert Palmer served for a short tour of duty 
in a Militia organization both in this State and in the 
State of Connecticut, the latter being the home of a prolific 
and influential branch of the Palmer family. 



NAMES OF OTHER FIRST SETTLERS. 

The next settler in town was undoubtedly Samuel Conk- 
lin, who came in 1796 and purchased a farm of one hundred 
nine acres of Gilbert Palmer, situate in the north west 
corner of Lot 76, Marcellus. Mr. Conklin is credited with 
having erected the first frame dwelling house in town, 
which was built in 1807, near the north west corner of 
Lot 76, Marcellus. 

Mr. Conklin was followed, a few months afterwards, by 
Henry Winford (or Wentworth), the only soldier who 
settled on a lot in this town for which he served ; he came 
in the Spring of 1797, and settled on lot 77, Marcellus. We 
have no knowledge of him after May, 1809, the date of his 
last deed, which was to John Campbell, who was probably 
then a resident on said lot 77, Marcellus. 

James Kirkum, from Fredericksburg, Dutchess County, 
New York, settled on lot 77, Marcellus, in the Fall of 1797 
or Spring- of 1798, but of him we know nothing more after 
September 8, 1801, at which time he sold out to Justus 
Blakely, then an owner of land and probably a resident on 
said lot since June 11, 1799. These are all of whom we have 
any knowledge who became settlers in town before 1800. 

It is very difficult to tell just when the different persons 
classed as first settlers took up their abode here, by reason 
of the prevalent custom among them of going into occupa- 
tion of the land under a contract, and a deed following 
later, with a date several years posterior to the time of 
their reputed claim of settlement. Nevertheless the dates 
given in the following statement are believed to be reason- 
ably accurate and trustworthy, notwithstanding some of the 
dates may differ from those that have been published on 
the subject. 

According to recorded deeds the northern end of the 
town led in the matter of settlement, both before and after 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 21 

the year 1800. Principally from the same source of in- 
formation it appears Elias Harmon and Zadock Randall 
settled on lot 77 or 76, Marcellus, Medad Harvey, William 
Collins and Gershom Hall on lot 75, Marcellus, and Eben- 
ezer Taylor and Nicholas Otis on lot 90, Marcellus, in 
the year 1801 ; John C. Hillebert on lot 89, Marcellus, Jesse 
Peck on lot 90, Marcellus, David Smith on lot 77, Marcellus, 
Valentine and James Rathbone, Jeremiah Van Benschoten 
and Jason Gleason on lot 74, Marcellus, and Benjamin 
Chaffee on lot 69, Marcellus, in the year 1802 ; Edward Bur- 
gess and Lemuel Smith on lot 77, Marcellus, and Warren 
and John Kneeland on lot 74, Marcellus, in the year 1803. 
All these, with perhaps the addition of Daniel Tinkham on 
lot 89, Marcellus, who is reputed to have settled there in 
1802, although his deed is dated in 1804, were made before 
any one had broken silence in the Tully end of the town, 
unless it be with the single exception made in favor of 
Jonathan Berry, who is claimed to have settled on lot 12, 
Sempronius, in the year 1803. Although Mr. Berry's first 
residence was just over the southern line of Marcellus, in 
the Tully end of the town, yet all his business and social 
relations were with the people residing in the vicinity of 
Borodino. 

In the year 1804, Nathan Howard, from Stephentown, 
N. Y., settled on Lot 74, Marcellus, Samuel Tyler, Asa Chap- 
man, Alvah Smith and Joseph Enos on Lot 69, Marcellus, 
Avery and Asa Mason and Nathan Parce on Lot 68, Mar- 
cellus, Benjamin Sweet from Brutus, N. Y., on Lot 76, 
Marcellus, and Jabish and Luther Hall and Samuel Maclure 
on Lot 75, Marcellus. 

In the year 1805 Isaac Hall made his first appearance 
at Spafford Corners, and settled on the States 'Hundred 
Acres on Lot 21, Tully; he probably should be called the 
first settler in the southern or Tully end of the town. Mr. 
Berry, as suggested above, should be classed with the 
Northern or Marcellus settlers, with whom he soon after 
and in 1810, became in fact as well as by association a part. 
During this same year James Cravath also settled on Lot 
21, Tully, (near where Joseph Cole resides in 1900), and 
the name of Amos Miner, the well known inventor and 
wheelwright, who settled on Lot 68, Marcellus, was added 
to the northern settlers in town. 



22 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

The year 1806 witnessed the following additions to the 
list of settlers, distributed as below : John Hunt and James 
Fitzgerald, Lot 70, Marcellus, Levi Appleby Lot 89, Mar- 
cellus, Gideon Colton from Whitestown, N. Y., Lot 10, 
Sempronius, Job Smith from Greenfield, N. Y., Lot 74, 
Marcellus, Peter Knapp, from Brutus, N. Y. on Lot 42, 
Tully, John Babcock, the first Supervisor of the town, on 
Lot 21, Tully, and Dr. Archibald Farr on Lot 11, Tully. 
(Tradition says Dr. Farr carne in 1803, see subsequent 
statement of him.) 

From this time forward settlers came in quick succes- 
sion, and distributed themselves over the town in both its 
northern and southern extremities; among whom were the 
following: Asahel Roundy, Samuel Seeley, Charles Whaley, 
Joshua B. Bearse, Warren Baldwin, Alexander M. Beebe, 
Joseph Humphrey, Cyrel Johnson, James Cornell, James 
Hiscock, Oliver Hyde, Ebenezer Lewis, Benjamin Eggle- 
stone, Joseph Baldwin, Benjamin Stanton, Joseph Bulfinch, 
Moses and Joseph Prindle, Psalter Pullman, James Wood- 
worth, Elias Davis, Joseph and Job L, Lewis, Silas Cox, 
Aaron Bearse, Daniel and Edward Baxter, Messer Barker, 
Daniel Scranton, Asa Ferry, Thomas Whiting, James 
Wightman, Pardon Cornell, James McCausey, John Gould, 
Benjamin Homer, James Avery, Jonathan Ripley, Elisha 
Sabin, John Rainey, Shadrack, Daniel and Uriah Roundy, 
Joel Palmer, Amos Palmer, John and Elihu Babcock, Bena- 
jah Cleveland, Horace Pease, Ruluf Barber, Rathbone 
Barber, Rathbone Barber, Jr., Thompson Burdick, David 
Carver, James Williamson, William Bacon, Amos Bacon, 
Isaac Town, Luke Miner, William O'Farrell, William D. 
Cornell, Robert K. Kidney, Alpheus Winchester, Eleazer 
Hillebert, William Strong, Samuel H. Yates, Loami W. 
Johnson, Timothy Mills, Silas and Stephen Randall, Robert 
Almey, Alexander Streeter, Truman Hinman, Jesse Manley, 
Dr. Benjamin Trumbull, Stephen Crane, William Dedrick, 
Amasa Kneeland, Dr. Jeremiah B. Whiting, Col. Phineas 
and John Hutchens, Edwin S. Edwards, Augustin McKay, 
Calvin Patterson, Daniel Wallace, Sr. and Jr., Samuel 
Holmes, Peter Churchell, Abiathar Melvin, Amos Fisher, 
Christopher Green, Osmer Orton, John and Samuel Gale, 
Timothy Owen, Dr. John Collins and many others, which, 




CAPTAIN ASAHEL ROUNDY 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 23 

for greater particularity, the reader is referred to the 
second part of this work. 

These men, as has been said before, were nearly all of 
New England origin, mostly from Rhode Island, Connecti- 
cut, Massachusetts, and Vermont, although a large pro- 
portion of them came to this town from the counties in this 
State east of the Hudson River, where they had made a 
temporary sojourn prior to coming here. Perhaps the 
County of Washington, north of Albany, contributed in 
numbers as generously as any to these early settlers. They 
were an energetic, God fearing, well informed and indus- 
trious people; among whom were many remarkable men, 
who have left an indelible impression upon the character of 
the people of this town; and some of their descendants 
have gone forth and made an honorable record for them- 
selves in the several communities in which they have 
resided. Of some of these we have given a more or less 
extended account in the second part of this work, and will 
not repeat here. We deeply regret, however, our inability 
to do justice to all owing to want of further information 
on the subject. Social life among the early settlers in this 
town was much the same as in all other communities 
settled by New England people, much that was good in it 
and very little that was evil ; and yet there was a humorous 
side to it as well as a serious one. We trust the following 
anecdotes will not detract from the general high social 
character of these settlers, nor be imacceptable to the 
reader. 

CAPTAIN ASAHEL ROUNDY. 

Captain Asahel Roundy, whose family genealogy appears 
in the second part of this work, came to Spafford on horse- 
back from Rockingham, Vt., in 1807. His father, Uriah 
Roundy, died in 1813 at the latter place, and soon after his 
mother and brothers and sisters followed him from the old 
home in Vermont and took up residences about him in this 
town, from whence in after years they were scattered to 
different parts of the Great West. Mr. Roundy obtained 
his rank of Captain from the State of New York, he having 
commanded a Company from this town in the 96th Militia 
from this State in the War of 1812; that regiment having 
done a short tour of duty in the Fall of 1814 in the vicinity 



24 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

of Sackett's Harbor, New York. In this service Phineas 
Hutchens was his Lieutenant. At the time of receiving 
orders for this service Captain Roundy was at Onondaga 
Hill, attending a meeting of the Board of Supervisors of 
Onondaga County, of which he was a m.ember, and at once 
communicated the order to his subordinate. Lieutenant 
Hutchens, who warned out the Company, came on to Onon- 
daga Valley, and was there joined by Captain Roundy. 
The Company was absent from home under his command 
for about a month and was then discharged at Smith's Mills, 
New York, November 22nd, 1814. Captain Roundy in- 
herited his military instincts from a patriotic ancestry ; his 
father, his grandfather, and three of his uncles did military 
service in the American Revolution. 

The general character of the early settlers of this town 
is well illustrated by the following anecdotes told of Captain 
Roundy, in a recent publication from which we copy: 

" During the early history of the County of Onondaga 
a large share of the litigation was in Justice Courts in the 
different towns, and not in the higher Courts at the County 
seat, as at the present day. On such occasions the best 
talent in the county was employed, and every one suspended 
work to be present at the law suit. At such times Captain 
Roundy was frequeently called upon to try one side or the 
other of these cases, and Hon. Daniel Gott, who in olden 
times was considered one of the strongest trial lawyers in 
the county, paid Captain Roundy the compliment of being 
one of the strongest advocates before a jury of any man 
he ever met. There were several remarkable men among 
the early pioneers of this town, but it is no disparagement 
of any of them to say that he was the most remarkable of 
them all. He was six feet tall, well proportioned, a perfect 
athlete, and an adept in all the sports participated in by the 
men of those times. His education was acquired only in 
the common school, but he had a remarkably retentive 
memory, and his mind was well stored with valuable infor- 
mation including much poetry and song, all of which he was 
able to command and use to advantage, both in public speech 
and in private conversation. He was a man physically and 
mentally well equipped. 

" The first settler at what is now known as Randall's 
Point or Spafford Landing, on Skaneateles Lake, came to 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW io;; 2l 

Spafford early, while the country was then a wilderness, 
and undertook to build a log house at that place. In doing 
so he broke his leg, by a log rolling upon him. Captain 
Roundy, finding him in this condition, and no help being at 
hand, took him upon his back and bore him through the 
woods up an almost vertical pathway for a mile and a half 
to his house, where he was cared for until his recovery. 

" Captain Roundy at an early date purchased lands in 
the eastern part of the town, and laid out and built the road 
known as the Bucktail. Any one who has ever passed over 
this road vnW be likely to remember that its ruggedness is 
equal to its picturesqueness, which is saying a good deal. 
In early times this road has been and is now a subject of 
jest. At that time the two principal political parties in 
this State were known as Bucktails and Clintonians. Of 
the former he was at that time a prominent member, so 
much so that the people dubbed the road the " Bucktail," 
in recognition of that fact, and it has borne the name until 
the present time. 

" At an early time one or two burials had been made in 
what is known as the Spafford Cemetery, east of the Cor- 
ners, which was then open pasture land. One day a 
funeral party came there with a corpse for burial, and the 
man who owned the land refused to let the interment take 
place, whereupon as usual in such cases, an appeal was 
made to Captain Roundy, who went to the owner and bought 
and paid for the original land, (one acre) which forms a 
part of this Cemetery, and the title to the same rests in his 
name, or that of his descendants to this day. 

" Before 1831 it was common to imprison people for debt. 
On one occasion a man living on the main road in the 
southern part of the town was in debt. He was abusive 
and resisted arrest. For a long time he kept himself con- 
cealed and locked indoors. He kept out of the way of the 
oflficers, as they were not permitted to break down doors 
to make such arrests. The officer went to Captain Roundy, 
and he undertook to assist him in making service. It 
was Winter time. He got a two horse rig, put on all the 
bells he could find, and in the middle of the night drove 
down to within half a mile of the man's house, got out, and 
taking two bundles of straw under his arm, walked down 
to the north end of the house, which had no windows in it. 



26 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

the only door of admittance being on the east side, near the 
northeast comer of the house. Arriving at the place he 
set fire to the straw, whereupon the man with the bells and 
horses drove at a furious rate, yelling " Fire," which 
brought the man to the door in his night dress, where he 
was met by Captain Roundy, who took him gently in his 
arms and turned him over to the officer. 

"At an early date Captain Roundy built a sawmill, on 
the upper falls of the stream, near the Bucktail road, with 
a flume running over the precipice, and subsequently built 
a carding mill a little higher up stream. About this time 
a supposed distant relative of his came to town and claimed 
to have knowledge of carding, fulling and making cloth. 
He put him in charge of the mill. After he had been in 
possession for a time, Captain Roundy thought it time to 
go over and investigate, and count up the profits of his 
venture. To his mute astonishment he found the building 
entirely empty and his carding machinery carried away. 
This he subsequently found hid under a straw stack near 
the Village of Cardiff. 

" At one time a log house stood on the village green, now 
existing at the Corners, between the two churches. A 
woman living in this house, after a time, was discovered to 
have won the affections and regard of a neighboring 
woman's husband, with whom she agreed to elope. On the 
night fixed for this episode to take place, there was a gath- 
ering of men on horseback in a distant part of the town, 
and after the elopers had gotten a mile or so on their 
journey, they were overtaken by this cavalcade and escorted 
to Borodino. After a short stop they were persuaded to 
return ; the man after making over his property to his wife, 
was permitted to go away with his new found charmer 
undisturbed. 

" At an early date a dilapidated old house stood a short 
distance east of the Corners. It was rumored that an 
undesirable family had hired it, was going to move into 
to^vn and likely to become a town charge. The people called 
upon the owner and tried to dissuade him from letting the 
property to these people; but he persisted, and was more 
or less abusive, much to the annoyance of his neighbors. 
One fine morning, just before the new settlers were to 
arrive, people were surprised to find this house razed to 




URIAH ROUNDY, ESQ. 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 27 

the ground. The owner was furious and charged one of 
his neighbors with perpetrating the mischief, went to 
Captain Roundy, who was then Justice of the Peace, and 
swore out a warrant for the man. At that time the party 
to a criminal or civil proceeding could not be sworn on the 
trial in his own behalf, and the defendant was often at 
the mercy of unscrupulous witnesses. At the time of the 
trial every one turned out and very much regretted the turn 
of affairs, which seemed to be against the defendant. The 
complainant produced a witness who swore that he was 
passing along the road in the night, saw the defendant 
tearing down the house, and he tried to get away from him, 
but he knew him and was certain of his identity. The 
defendant was so unfortunate as not to be able to prove 
even an alibi. When the case was rested, much to the sur- 
prise of every one present, Captain Roundy discharged the 
defendant, claiming that there was no cause of action 
against him. Of course it was a high handed proceeding, 
but every one submitted because it was Captain Roundy's 
decision, and they all believed that he must have some inter 
light not discernible to the rest of them. Sometime after- 
wards one of his daughters said to him : ' Father, how 
could you make such a decision, when you knew that wit- 
ness swore point blank to the guilt of the defendant, and 
there were no mitigating circumstances?' 'Well,' he said, 
' If you will never say anything about it, I will tell you. 
I knew that witness lied, for Colonel Hutchens and myself 
pulled down that building.' " 

URIAH ROUNDY, ESQ. 

Uriah Roundy, one of the sons of Capt. Asahel and 
Hannah (Weston) Roundy, was born in the town of Spaf- 
ford, July 24, 1819. Like his father before him he was 
prominent in his native town, and was frequently called 
upon to perform matters of public trust and confidence. 
Among the public offices held by him were : Supervisor of 
the Town of Spafford, three terms, Justice of the Sessions 
of the County of Onondaga two terms. Excise Commissioner 
one term, (from which he resigned), and Loan Commis- 
sioner of the County of Onondaga two years. He was also 
Justice of the Peace in Spafford between twenty-five and 
thirty years, and Postmaster at Spafford Corners for many 



8 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

years ; he was an incumbent of both of the latter offices at 
the time of his decease which occurred May 29th, 1902. 
For many years prior to his decease nearly all the Wills, 
Mortgages, Deeds and other legal documents executed in 
his portion of the town were drawn by him, and he was 
frequently called upon to perform other duties of an 
attorney at law. He married Mary Ann Tinkham and by 
her had two sons, Adelbert and Jay C. Roundy, the former 
only surviving him. 

PULLMAN FAMILY. 

Captain Asahel Roundy, during his active career, was the 
owner of considerable real estate in this town, and at one time 
owned jiearly all of Lot 32, Sempronius. This he conveyed 
in parcels to different settlers, who moved on the lands, 
cleared away the forests, built houses and reared families 
there. Among these early settlers, to whom he conveyed 
land on this lot, v/as Psalter Pullman. He cleared away 
the timber and settled on the farm afterwards known as 
the Rathbone Barber, Jr., farm, and now (1900) owned by 
the estate of Edwin S. Van Benschoten, deceased. On this 
farm most, if not all, of Mr. Pulhnan's children were born. 
Among them was Lewis Pullman, the father of George M. 
Pullman, the late multi-millionaire and sleeping and palace 
car magnate, of Pullman, Illinois, whose decease is a matter 
of recent occurrence. Psalter Pullman moved to the 
western part of this State about 1829. There are very few 
now living who have any remembrance of him or of any 
of his family, except his son, John Pullman, who married 
Mabel Pettis, sister of Ebenezer Haven's wife. He con- 
tinued to reside here for about twenty years after the 
departure of his father. 

John Pullman at one time resided on the Skaneateles and 
Homer road, about one mile south of Spafford Corners, and 
kept a house of entertainment there called " The Nimble 
Sixpence." The house and barn were close to the road on 
either side, and passers by at night were much annoyed 
by John's cattle, who were wont to sleep in the highway 
for want of a better barnyard. " The Nimble Sixpence," 
according to the memory of " Old Inhabitants," had only 
one room in it, and that was occupied by Mr. Pullman's 
numerous family as a bed room, living room, dining room, 




COLONEL PHINEAS HUTCHENS 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 29 

pantry, etc., besides being used as a bar-room and lounging 
place for guests, after Mr. Pullman set himself up in busi- 
ness as a tavern keeper. It is probable that Mr. Pullman's 
patrons were mostly confined to neighbors' boys, who 
thought it great sport to give landlord Pullman an occasional 
house warming. Mr. Pullman was an honest, upright and 
well meaning man, but possessed of certain vagaries and 
crank notions, which leads those who knew him to believe 
that George M. Pullman, the great Palace Car magnate, 
absorbed all the brains and nervous energy of the entire 
Pullman family. 

After the removal of the major part of the Pullman 
family to the western part of the State, as above stated, an 
occasional correspondence was kept up between John Pull- 
man, who was left behind, and other members of the family. 
One day John Jullman came to the village Postmistress with 
an unsealed letter in his hand, and with unfeigned pride, 
asked her to examine it, saying : " Don't you think that 
pretty good writin' for a man like me?" She took the 
letter in her hand, examined it, and found among other 
things that Mr. Pullman had made an indiscriminate use 
of capital letters, without any reference to any known rules 
on the subject, sometimes even placing them in the middle 
of a word. She turned to Mr. Pullman and said : " Mr. 
Pullman, your writing is very good indeed, but why don't 
you put your capital letters at the beginning of words and 
sentences, as other people do?" " Well," says he, " I think 
that makes my writin' look a leetle better to scatter them 
more evenly through the letter, than to bunch them up as 
some people do." 

COLONEL PHINEAS HUTCHENS. 

Colonel Phineas Hutchens was born in Herkimer County, 
New York, in 1785, and came to this town and settled on 
Lot 22, Tully, in 1811. He remained on the farm where 
he first settled, until his decease in 1870. He was a man 
of great physical strength, strong personality, a natural 
leader of men, a prominent member of the Baptist Church, 
and led a blameless life. His personal influence was 
always wielded for the good of the community in which he 
resided, yet, having a strong sense of humor in his make 
up, he fully enjoyed all the sports and military functions 



30 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

which were popular in those times and engaged the atten- 
tion of the people. In those matters, and in the conduct 
of the public affairs of the town, he was always a cordial 
and able assistant of his life long friend. Captain Asahel 
Roundy. Prior to 1830, when a portion of the township 
of Marcellus was added, all public business of the town 
centered about Spafford " Comers," where these two men 
resided, and their influence was most potent. 

Both were strong men, yet their influence and control 
over their fellows was much strengthened by their sympa- 
thetic and fun loving natures. 

ROSWELL HUTCHENS. 

Mr. Hutchens had a son, Roswell Hutchens, who in- 
herited his humor, purity and fun, but not his commanding 
physical strength and personality. " Roz," as he was 
familiarly called, died January 16, 1854, at the age of thirty- 
three years, unmarried, yet where is there a man or woman, 
who was a boy or girl residing within a radius of ten miles 
of Spafford " Corners," in his time ,who does not cherish 
a pleasant recollection of him and his fun loving disposition. 
His sleigh or wagon was never so small or overloaded as to 
prevent him giving a boy or girl a lift on the way to and 
from school, and generally his sleigh or wagon had as 
many boys and girls upon it as could safely hang on. In 
the Fall of the year " Roz " ran the Hutchens' Cider Mill, 
which at noon hour of school days was a favorite resort for 
boys to congregate, eat dinner and drink cider. No boy 
was ever refused a drink of cider and as much of the 
beverage as he could carry away in his dinner pail. Like 
his father before him he was a lover of fine horses and 
was seldom without a pair of his own, yet like most 
admirers of horsekind he was a successful and mveterate 
horse trader: — in fact he would trade anything he owned 
if he got his price. His desire for traffic frequently led 
him from home, and it was not unusual for these absences 
to be extended for weeks at a time; then followed the tri- 
umphal home coming, when all the people left their work 
and gathered along the highway to witness the entertain- 
ment which " Roz " was sure to have in store for them. 
On one of these occasions, it will be remembered, that the 
procession consisted of two or more spans of horses attached 



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to an ordinary farm wagon, bearing a hay-rack filled with 
all kinds of household goods and farming implements. 
Following this came a yoke of oxen, a dairy of cows, and 
a drove of sheep. The entire outfit comprised everything 
necessary to stock and run a farm except a wife, and no 
doubt there was some disappointment in not finding among 
his belongings this essntial commodity. 

At another time he brought home a camel-back pacer 
mare, as ugly looking a nag as man ever derw a line over, 
but as speedy as she was ugly, and that was saying a good 
deal. For a month or more after that every farmer boy, 
who thought he had a horse particularly fast, had a chance 
to test his claim on the road. It is not probable that 
" Roz's " sisters or girl friends were ever seen going to 
church or a quilting bee behind this animal, yet all were 
willing before a month went by to concede the right of way 
to him and his pacer mare. " Roz " was a great favorite 
with old and young, and on festive occasions among his 
acquaintance, was not only present but generally the center 
of interest, where innocent fun held sway. No one pre- 
sumed to make him the subject of a practical joke but once, 
and that nearly broke his heart. 

" Roz " brought home a raw-boned animal, called a Pie- 
balled horse, of very light color and in bad condition; this 
was put to pasture in a back lot, to recuperate and gain 
flesh, as a basis for a future trade. With his long ears and 
measly condition he looked more like a mule than a horse, 
so much so, that a wag thinking to define his identification 
in the animal kingdom more perfectly, trimmed his tail 
down to a " nubbin " at the end, and cut his mane down 
to a row of short bristles along the top of his neck; then, 
still more to improve the identification, he put a few stripes 
around his body with a brush and a pot of black paint ; the 
animal, thus disfigured, was then turned loose to meet the 
doting gaze of his master. When " Roz ' discovered this 
transformed quadruped he was furious, and for the first 
time in his life was unable to see the funny side of a joke. 
The wag soon discovered this unusual element in " Roz " 
nature, and wisely kept his identification so securely that 
" Roz " died without knowledge of the creator of this, his 
first and only specimen of the Zebra kind. 

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petrated this practical joke, was one made by " Ranse " 
Coon, the village harness-maker. At " Roz " solicitation 
he jyot a small boy, who was supposed to know something 
of the matter, into his shop and inquired of him who dis- 
figured " Roz " horse. The boy being reluctant to answer, 
Coon pressed the question, by saying he might as well tell 
then as at any time, for if he did not answer he would be 
brought in Court and made to swear. The boy replied that 
his mother told him "never to swear." Coon, perceiving 
the boy did not understand the nature of an oath, pressed 
his question still more. Finally the boy, in despair, 
exclaimed, " Well, if I have got to swear, I say B — G — 
I don't know anything about it." This settled the examina- 
tion, and " Roz," being told the result, was so well pleased 
that he gave up farther investigation. 

On the face of the tombstone placed at the grave of 
Roswell Hutchens, in Spafford Cemetery, is firmly set a 
small daguerrotype of himself, in a plug hat; this, when 
last seen by the writer, after a lapse of nearly fifty years 
since it was first put there, was as perfect as when first 
taken. 

AMOS MINER. 

Amos Miner was born in Norfolk, Litchfield County, 
Conn:, November 10th, 1776. He came to Marcellus, (now 
Skaneateles), about the year 1800, and settled on a cross- 
road leading east from the lake road, and about two miles 
south of the village of Skaneateles. Here he built himself 
a shop and commenced the manufacture of his famous 
accelerating wheel-heads, to be attached to spinning wheels 
then in use by farmers' wives for making woolen yarn. In 
the Fall of the year 1805 he sold his possessions in Skan- 
eateles and located on Lot 68, Marcellus, (now Spafford), 
but soon after established himself in Factory Gulf, where, 
as a member of the firai of Miner, Deming and Sessions, he 
built a factory for the manufacture of his celebrated accel- 
erating wheel-heads and other wooden articles. Among 
the articles invented and manufactured by him about this 
time were Miner's Patent Pail, Miner's Half Bushel 
Measure, Miner's Wooden Bowls, Miner's Grooved Window 
Sash, and Miner's Wooden Pumps. He also manufactured 
many other articles from wood, then in common use. 




THOMAS MAXSON FOSTER 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 33 

After a few years Miner sold his interest in the busi- 
ness at Factory Gulf, and located himself at the head of 
another Gulf on Lot 76, Marcellus, leading- into Otisco 
Lake, where he built another factory, and a grist mill, 
commonly called " The Pudding- Mill," from the fact that 
Miner here ground large quantities of Indian meal, com- 
monly used by the early settlers as an article of food, under 
the name of pudding and milk. Miner's superior inventive 
genius was more often brought into requisition in the 
manufacture of tools and machines used in the process of 
manufacture of his inventions, than in the conception and 
completion of the finished product itself. 

The genius of Miner was particularly illustrated by the 
manner in which he accumulated and applied the power to 
run his machinery at the mill, situate at the head of the 
Pudding Mill Gulf. The mill was so located on the edge 
of a precipitous rock, that the water coming to his mill 
passed over a series of three overshot wheels, one above 
another, giving him the accumulated power of three wheels 
instead of one. 

Miner, like most men of his class, was a better inventor 
than financier, so when his invention was completed and on 
the road to success, he generally tired of it, sold out, and 
others were premitted to reap the fruits of his genius 
instead of himself. The Pudding Mill venture was no 
exception to the rule, so another was soon in possession of 
the mill, and miner was engaged in starting another factory 
or mill at Mottville, on the outlet of Skaneateles Lake. 
From there he soon moved further dov/n stream, to a place 
midway between Elbridge and Jordan, and was finally lost 
sight of in the Far Distant West. When he left the State 
it is said he carried with him the sum of $10,000, the 
accumulation of a lifetime, while others accumulated great 
wealth, as a product of his brain power and inventive 
genius. 

BARN MOVING. 

In the early fifties Asahel Madison Roundy was a mer- 
chant at Spafford " Corners,' and owned and occupied the 
Joseph R. Berry store (now occupied by John Van Ben- 
schoten), and Thomas Maxson Foster was and had been 
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for men and boys to gather evenings, tell stories and dis- 
cuss matters of general interest. Before Mr. Roundy's 
death, which occurred in 1857, an incident occurred which 
Mr. Foster, familiarly called " Mac," related to the writer, 
and we here transcribe in his own language : 

" A short time before Asahel M. Roundy died he pur- 
chased a part of the Samuel French farm, west of the road 
and just south of the " Corners." Being dissatisfied with 
the location of the barn on the premises, he undertook to 
move it nearer the road and the house on the place. He 
made a bee and invited his nieghbors to assist in the moving, 
which was in the old way, with rollers under each corner 
of the building, revolved by hand spikes inserted in holes 
made for the purpose. After two half days' effort the 
building still stood within a rod of the place where it was 
at the beginning, and Ase came in to the store where I was 
at work, discouraged, and said to me: 'I don't believe I 
can ever get that bam moved in the world.' I replied: 

* If you will leave that job to me I will get it moved, and 
won't go near it either, but if you do you must not inter- 
fere.' 'Well,' says he, 'you go ahead, and I will stand 
aside and you can do as you please.' 

" Roundy, at that time, was a prominent member of the 
Baptist Church and a pronounced advocate of temperance. 
After the matter was turned over to me I waited until one 
evening, when a number of men had gathered in the store 
to tell stories and discuss the news of the day, and I said 
to them quietly, that on such a day I intended to move 

* Ase's ' barn, and I wanted them to turn out and help me 
and invite their friends. That there would be plenty of 
lemonade for all, and I would see there was plenty of stick 
in it to suit their taste; and if they came I would see they 
had a good time. 

" When the day arrived the clans began to gather ; there 
was not only enough to move the building, but a goodly 
number to spare. There was Silas Randall and two or 
three of his boys, Avery Burdick, Russel Rounds, Jencks 
Harrington, Uriah Morris, and many others whose names 
I cannot recall ; most of whom have long since gone to their 
final reward. They were honest and faithful men, good and 
generous neighbors, and every one of them fond of good 
cheer and of the sports of that age. 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 35 

" As I began to mix my first pail of lemonade, Silas Ran- 
dall sang out : " Well, boys, if we are going to move that 
building let us be about it," and all hands following his 
lead and moved off for the bani. By the time the last man 
had moved out of the store I had my lemons, sugar and water 
in the pail, and I went down cellar and drew a generous 
measure of alcohol, and added that to the other ingredients 
in the pail ; I then started for the barn. When I got there 
I saw that Silas Randall was in charge and every man in 
his place, so I carefully put my lemonade where all could 
see it and returned to the store. On my return I took do-wn 
another large milk pail and commenced my second decoction 
of lemons, sugar, water and alcohol. As I pursued my work 
I looked out of the store window and saw that the barn 
was not only moving, but seemed to be walking to its place 
of destination. When I had prepared my second pail of 
lemonade I again started for the moving. On the way I 

met M M , who accosted me, saying : " Mac ! there 

seems to be plenty of help without me, so I guess I will go 
home and hoe my potatoes. I did not get any of the other 
lemonade, and if you are willing, I would like a bit of this/ 
I put down the pail, and he took the tin dipper and took up 
a generous draught of the beverage. As he put it to his 

lips, I said : ' M , be careful, there is a stick in that and 

I don't know the size of it.' He either did not hear the 
remark, or did not heed the caution, and quaffed off the 
contents of the dipper without a halt, and started for home. 

M M and his wife were at that time well known 

church members and professed strict teetotalers, hence my 
caution; which I would not have deemed necessary for 
others. When I arrived at the building it was nearly in 
place, so I put down the pail, stood around and looked on. 
Before the building, with his back to the front, stood the 
tall form of Silas Randall, with his bare brawny arms 
gesticulating like a bandmaster. ' Here, take hold of this 
plank, Avery, and put it do^^Ti here. Take hold of that 
handspike, Nathan. Russel Rounds, come round here and 
help William,' sang out his clear voice, and then: 'All 
together. He! Hoe! Hee! He! Hoe! Hee and the 
building moved like a creature of life. It did not take long 
to put the barn in place, and then came the jacking up of 
the building and the leveling of the sills. There was no 

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use for me, so I started back for the store. As I walked 

along I looked do-wni the road and saw Mrs. M , with her 

sunbonnet in her hand, coming towards me as fast as she 
could walk. When she overtook me she said : * Mac, what 

has M been doing up here to-day?' I said: ' Nothing; 

there was sufficient without him, so he went home. Why?' 
She replied : ' I never saw him act so before. He came 
home, took his hoe and went into the patato patch, and there 
he stood leaning on it. The moment he tried to do any- 
thing, he pitched forward and could hardly keep his feet; 
I did not know what was the matter.' I said : ' He is not 
to blame, if any one is it is me ; but no one is to blame. I 
told him there was a stick in the lemonade, but I guess he 
did not understand it. You go home, put him to bed, and 
he will sleep it off by morning. Don't say anjrthing to any- 
one about it. He is all right.' She turned around and went 

home. As M lived afterwards to a good old age I guess 

the lemonade did him no harm. 

" After the moving was completed the young folks gath- 
ered on the village green and played ball, and the old folks 
looked on and applauded the winners. At tea time all went 
home, feeling that they had a good time. No one seemed 
to be worse for having drank of the lemonade with a stick 
in it." 

DANIEL WALLACE, JR. 

This brief sketch of first settlers would be incomplete 
without some reference to the large, influential and respect- 
able Wallace family, who were inhabitants of the northern 
portion of the town. Daniel Wallace, Sr., the head of the 
family, came from Pittstown, Rensselaer County, New 
York, and settled on Lot 88, Marcellus, about 1808. He had 
a large family, some of whom were born before coming here 
and some afterwards. They were all persons of marked 
character, but possibly none of his sons were better known 
than his son Daniel Wallace, Jr., who at one time was one 
of the largest real estate holders in town. " Uncle 
Daniel," as the latter was familiarly called, died at a 
great age and was buried in Borodino Cemetery. He 
always claimed his family was of Scotch origin, but the 
old stock spelled the name Wallis in a very un-Scottish way. 
Uncle Daniel took great interest in town affairs, and his 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 37 

neighbors early discovered the neecssity of consulting his 
wishes in such matters. Political questions were of vital 
importance to him, and all measures submitted to public 
vote usually received his cordial support or unyielding 
opposition. He was a lifelong Democrat, and like most 
members of that party, was generally opposed to new inno- 
vations, or so called reform movements. He firmly believed 
in the right of every man to think and act for himself in 
relation to religious and political questions, and therefore 
rebelled against all restaints in such matters. When the 
temperance movement was first advocated it met his deter- 
mined opposition; and when local option as to the sale of 
intoxicating liquors become a question of town politics he 
was furious, and threw his strength with the License Party. 
There are some still living who well remember the bitter 
fight which Uncle Daniel and his followers put up in the 
Special Election, held April 27, 1847, when the question of 
License or No License was first determined by vote of the 
town. The Liquor, or License men, turned out early and 
strong, and during the fore part of the day it looked as if 
the question was going their way, and Uncle Daniel was 
happy, but in the afternoon the other side had their inn- 
ings, and the question was finally determined in favor of 
the No License men, by a vote of 181 to 171. This was too 
much for Uncle Daniel and for years afterwards he did not 
forget the leaders of the men who were opposed to him in 
this movement. 

Uncle Daniel was a thrifty and prosperous farmer and 
at one time raised many turkeys for the Syracuse market. 
In the Fall of the year it was not uncommon, at evening 
time, to see turkeys roosting on the fences and trees for 
a quarter of a mile on either side of his house; and at 
Thanksgiving Syracuse was made happy by the luscious 
character of his. birds, and Uncle Daniel was enriched by 
Syracuse silver received in return. The frequent reoccur- 
rence of these annual visits to Syracuse obtained for him 
the sobriquet of " Turkey Wallace," a name which he bore 
to the time of his decease. 

Uncle Daniel had a large, intelligent and respectable 
family of children whom, for reasons best known to him- 
self, he named after distinguished notables and royal per- 
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Bolivar, Napoleon Bonaparte, Santa Anna, Maria An- 
toinette, Demetrius Ypsilanti, and Andrew Jackson." 
Andrew Jackson was a name particularly to his liking, for 
the first of that name having died young, he named a second 
after that distinguished character in American history. 

SCHOOLS. 

Like other communities settled by New England people, 
the first settlers in town had hardly put their things to 
rights in their log cabins before they organized schools and 
churches. The first school teacher at Spafford " Corners " 
was Hannah Weston, who came from her home in Skan- 
eateles Village and returned to it weekly on horseback ; the 
road through the wilderness between the two places not 
permitting of any other mode of travel. This school, the 
beginning of District School No. 2, was taught in a log 
cabin, standing near the present residence of Nathan Ran- 
dall, two doors south of Roundy's store in 1900. Miss 
Weston was born in Fitz William, N. H., September 22, 
1786, and came to Skaneateles with her parents before 1800, 
among the first settlers in that village. It was while teach- 
ing that school she made the acquaintance of Captain Asahel 
Roundy, with whom she was afterwards united in marriage, 
January 19, 1809. 

The school thus organized was continued for a short time 
at the place where it was first instituted, but soon after, 
as a compromise between the patrons residing on the two 
main thoroughfares running north and south through this 
portion of the town, a building specially designed for school 
purposes was erected on " The Hill," a quarter of a mile or 
more east of the " Corners," on a cross road leading from 
one to the other of these two leading highways. 

The first two or three generations of village boys and 
girls who attended school on " The Hill,' have many reminis- 
cences to relate in reference to these times, pleasant and 
otherwise. We imagine, however, that none of them were 
ever exactly satisfied with that location for a school house. 
In the Summer it was dreary, nearly half a mile from any 
residence, and in Winter it was the bleakest and windiest 
place on earth. The cold northwest wind, coming over 
Skaneateles Lake, had a free and unobstructed sweep of 
twenty miles or more, and struck the school building fair 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 39 

and square in its full strength and vigor. In looking back 
to those days we only wonder why the building was not 
blov/n away. It took many cords of three foot wood to 
feed that old box stove, in use at that time, to keep the 
boys and girls in comfort on the back seats and their ink 
stands from freezing. Every scholar had to carry a dinner 
pail in those days, the noon hour being too short to permit 
going to the nearest house for the mid-day meal. In Winter 
the east and west road between the school house and village 
v/as always drifted full, so it was imperative for teams and 
pedestrians to pass through the open fields, in going from 
one to the other of these places. Then there were many 
other objections to this location for a school house that a 
pupil could allege, besides those already noted, and not least 
of these was the fact, that it was altogether too near a fine 
old grove of beech woods, which was just opposite of the 
school house grounds. Teaching school in those times was 
very niuch like driving oxen; it was attended with much 
talking and a dextrouse use of a beech gad. We doubt if 
there is any boy living or dead, who attended school on 
" The Hill," who has not a score of vows registered in High 
Heavens to " lick " some teacher who taught in that old 
house, " as soon as he got big enough to do the job." There 
was something in the very air of that old school house to 
make a schoolmaster " whale ' a boy ; and so far as heard 
from there were no exceptions to the rule in teachers. 

About 1824 or 1825 the first school building accidentally 
(?) burned and the boys and girls were happy. But the 
time was not then ripe for a change, so a new building was 
promptly erected on the old site to replace the old one. 
During the interim school was continued in Webster's barn, 
then standing a few rods east of the village cemetery. The 
second building was used for school purposes until about 
1860, when a new generation of fathers having come In 
power, a new building was erected just south of the Comers, 
where school has been taught ever since. 

Among the pleasing incidents which occurred at school 
on the hill was the raising of a flag and pole. At a Summer 
term the small boys had under discussion the subject of 
pole and flag, when the school mistress good naturedly 
observed, that if they would erect the pole she would furnish 
the flag. This put the youngsters to work, and very soon, 



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with the aid of their friends, the pole was in place, obligat- 
ing the teacher to perfonn on her part. In her dilemma 
she engaged the services of the village wagon maker, who 
professed knowledge on the subject of flags, to furnish the 
article required. At the time appointed the flag was pro- 
duced ; it consisted of a strip of white cotton cloth striped 
with paint in all colors of the rainbow, and on the field, 
where stars usually are placed, instead appeared this motto : 
" What man has done, man can do again. No. 2 will try 
it." 

The flag was a grievous failure, for when hoisted to 
the top of the pole, like any piece of oil cloth, which in fact 
it was, it would not float in any zephyrs known to Spafford 
Hills. Yet, the motto was there and made an indelible 
impression, which we trust will endure as long as a scholar 
of that old school shall survive to repeat the sentiment. 

In April and May, 1813, the original town of Spafford 
was divided into five school districts, very much as now, 
with the exception of the Spafford Hollow district, which 
was then included in, and afterwards taken from, the Cold 
Brook district. The Nunnery district was then designated 
as No. 1, Spafford Corners as No. 2, East Side Hill as No. 
3, Cold Brook as No. 4, and the North district, sometimes 
called the Woodworth District, as No. 5. 

From time to time subsequent to this first school order, 
slight changes were made in district lines to accommodate 
patrons of these schools ; and from time to time, to meet the 
wants of school children, new districts were created out of 
old ones, or discontinued, as the exigencies of the times 
seemed to require. Among the changes made which seem 
worthy to be noted are the following : 

In 1817 School District No. 2 was divided by a line drawn 
east and west though the center of Lot 31, Tully. and the 
southern portion created into a new district, known as No. 
6. The next year (1818) Ripley Hill was taken from 
School District No. 4, and, after a separate existence as 
School District No. 7 for a short time, was finally dissolved 
in 1821, and its territory added to School District No. 6. 
In this district school was first taught in a log house which 
stood west of the highway on Lot 41, Tully, just south ot 
Prindle's Woods. In 1831 a new frame building was 
erected east of the same highway and at its junction with 



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41 



a cross road south of Barker's house, leading to Ripley 
Hill. In the latter building school was continued until 
the Spring of 1850, when this district was dissolved and 
its territory re-annexed to School District No. 2. At this 
time the school building was sold, moved to Spafford 
Corners and re-modeled into a dwelling house, lately occu- 
pied by Alexander Green. This house is now the first 
house south of Roundy's store, on the west of the highway. 

In January, 1824, after a protracted controversy among 
the patrons of School District No. 3, over the location ol 
a new school building, that district by order of the School 
Commissioners was divided into two districts numbered 
3 and 7, but in 1835 the latter was dissolved and its terri- 
tory re-annexed to School District No. 3. 

In 1831, after the annexation of a portion of the town- 
ship of Marcellus to the original town of Spafford in the 
prior year, the schools then existing in the new territory 
were recognized and re-numbered, so as to make their 
numbers consecutive in order with those then existing In 
this town. There have been some changes in these school 
districts since that time, owing principally to changes in 
town lines by acts of the Legislature of the State of New 
York, so there are now in the Marcellus end of the town, 
three full districts instead of seven, as at the beginning 
of 1831. 

In addition to the schools above enumerated there have 
always been joint districts, supported by this and adjoining 
towns, notably the Scott and Ripley Hill District, and the 
school in Spafford Hollow, supported by the towns of 
Spafford, Otisco and Tully. 

It seems unnecessary to add that these schools have been 
for years free schools, supported by public tax, are under 
the general supervision of State authorities, and, like all 
schools of the State, are justly commended for their 
excellence and efficiency. 

CHURCHES AND LIBRARIES. 

One of the oldest churches in the County of Onondaga is 
that of the Baptist Church at Thorn Hill, which was organ- 
ized largely through the instrumentality of Elder Elias 
Harmon, its first pastor, who came to this town and settled 
on Lot 77 or 76, Marcellus, on or before February 25, 1801. 



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The first records of this church are dated April 19, 1806, 
but the general belief is that the organization of the church 
preceded that date. The incorporation of the society under 
the name of " First Baptist Religious Society of Marcellus," 
took place May 7, 1815, when the church building was 
begun, and at which time Alexander Enos, Elijah Cody, 
John Wiltsey, Medad Harvey, Joshua Chandler and John 
Hunt, were made trustees. It is probable that the church 
building was completed in 1816 ; prior to which time church 
services were held in school houses and private residences. 
The names of Nathan Thompson, Amasa Sessions, John Ten 
Eycke and Charles Nichols were additional names mentioned 
in said letters of incorporation, which were recorded in 
Onondaga County Clerk's Office in Miscellaneous Records, 
Book " D," page 2, etc., April 4, 1816. 

The following account of said society is taken, corrected, 
and adapted from Israel Parsons, M. D.'s, Centennial 
Address delivered at the Village of Marcellus, New York, 
July 4, 1876. 

" The materials concerning the Baptist Church at Thorn 
Hill were taken from a manuscript history of that church 
prepared by Elder Hatch in 1867, during his pastorate of 
that church. At the date of the first records of the church 
on April 19, 1806, Elder Elias Harmon was pastor, and 
the following were among the most active male members: 
Amasa Sessions, Amasa Kneeland, John Kneeland, Warren 
Kneeland, Jesse Manley, Chauncey Deming, Nathan Thomp- 
son, and Joshua Chandler. 

The following is a list of the early pastors of this churcn : 

Elias Harmon 1805 (or earlier) to Feb., 1816 

Salmon Morton Aug., 1816 to Aug., 1818 

Jesse B. Worden Nov., 1816 to Mar., 1835 

W. Benjamin Capron Mar., 1835 to Mar., 1840 

Thomas Brown Apr., 1840 to Feb., 1848 

A. R. Palmer Feb., 1848 to Dec, 1849 

Sylvester Gardner Spring, 1850 to May, 1851 

William Wilkins May, 1851 to Mar. 1852 

Jno. Baldwin June, 1853 to Sept., 1854 

Alexander Milne Mar., 1855 to Mar., 1857 

Hiram Powers Mar., 1857 to Mar., 1858 

Thomas Bowen Apr., 1858 to June, 1858 

the date of his decease. 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 43 

J. N. Seeley Dec, 1858 to Nov., 1860 

William Roney May, 1861 to May, 1864 

E. B. Hatch Apr., 1865 

(The latter was pastor when this record was made.) 

" From the org-anization of the church to September, 1867, 
(when the record was made) a period of sixty-two years, 
there had been united to it by baptism five hundred ana 
twenty-two, and by letter three hundred and eight. 

Elder Vv^orden's pastorate was the longest, eighteen years, 
and Elder Hatch says was the period of the Church's 
greatest prosperity. He preached two thousand sermons, 
attended two hundred funerals, and solemnized one hundred 
and twenty marriages. Over four hundred were taken into 
the church during that time. 

Dr. Jonathan Kneeland is quoted as saying : " The Baptist 
Church at Thorn Hill was built fifty-nine years ago, and 
previous meetings were held in school houses. Elder Jesse 
B, Worden preached to the people from the high pulpit of 
this church, standing on one leg, (not Worden but the 
pulpit), for about 18 years, when he went to Montrose, 
Pennsylvania, where he died. He was Captain of Volun- 
teers in the War of 1812. His church salary was $250.00 
per year, one-fifth in cash, and the balance in produce, prin- 
cipally corn and wheat, the former at three shillings and 
the latter at six shillings per bushel." 

Dr. Kneeland is further quoted as saying : " Elder Morton 
will be long remembered for his strong Calvinistic sermons." 
" Elder Harmon moved to Chautauqua County, N. Y., and 
many of his sons became men of mark." Hon. Sidney 
Smith says " Elder Morton died and was buried at Thorn 
Hill." He " died January 22, 1822, in his 55th year and 
the 23rd of his ministry," according to the inscription on 
his tombstone at Thorn Hill. 

A public library was instituted and incorporated at Thorn 
Hill, February 12th, 1811, at a gathering of twenty or more 
people at the residence of John Hunt. The name of the 
society was entitled as " The Harmonical Library," and the 
following were chosen as its first trustees : Elias Harmon, 
Thomas King, Amasa Sessions, Jeduthan Lamb, Jesse Copp, 
Lewis Smith and Amasa Kneeland. 

The good results flowing from the establishment of this 
church and library at Thorn Hill at such an early date are 



44 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

noteworthy and can be seen and felt in that rural community 
even to this day. Dr. Parsons, in speaking of the Thorn 
Hill community says : " More of her sons and daughters 
have entered the literary field than is usual in that amount 
of population. Besides others that I have mentioned as 
having become statesmen in the Great West, the following 
have been members of the New York Legislature one or 
more times : Daniel Baxter, S. S. Kneeland, Sidney Smith, 
Charles R. Vary and Lewis Smith (three times) ; the last 
also once held the office of Sheriff of the County of Onon- 
daga." It is to be regretted that Dr. Parsons did not 
mention the names of others who grew up in this Thorn 
Hill community subject to the influence of this Church and 
Public Library, and who have gone forth to make an honor- 
able record for themselves in the learned professions and 
in the business pursuits of the world. Among others be- 
sides those already named, who should be mentioned in this 
connection are the names of William Smith, who became 
a lawyer, college graduate, and successful business man, 
but who died early of asiatic cholera; Stephen and Job L. 
Smith, two college graduates and distinguished physicians; 
Stella Kneeland, missionary to India ; Amasa Spencer Knee- 
land, Baptist minister; Hon. A. Judson Kneeland, lavv-yer; 
Dr. Jonathan Kneeland, a distinguished physician of Onon- 
daga County from whose comments on Thorn Hill people 
we have already quoted; Horace Kneeland, sculptor; John 
Sessions, a lawyer of Brooklyn, New York ; Alonzo Sessions, 
Lieutenant Governor of the State of Michigan, Member of 
the State Legislature, and also of the State Constitutional 
Convention of the latter State, and a Bank President and 
successful business man; two or more of Elder Harmon's 
boys whose names are not known, also attained eminence in 
professional and business life ; and undoubtedly many others 
whose names are unknown to the writer. It is much to be 
regretted that the moral influence of this church, the incen- 
tive to study and to higher literary attainments emanating 
from this public library established at such an early date 
cannot be better told and described at this writing. 

On the 25th day of August, 1829, a religious society was 
incorporated in the Village of Borodino under the name 
of the " First Religious Society of the Village of Borodino,' 
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Vary, Benjamin Trumbull and Ira Coe were the first 
trustees. George Dickson, Jr., John H. Fargo and Ransom 
Howard were additional names mentioned in said letters of 
incorporation. This society, according to statements made 
by Simon B. Wallace, built a church building in which 
services were held for a number of years, and owing to 
want of membership was finally abandoned as a place of 
worship ; the building has since been occupied and used as 
a town hall and a place for public gatherings in the Village 
of Borodino. 

October 18, 1853, the Methodist people in Borodino and 
that vicinity who prior to that date had been meeting in 
the school house and other places met and were duly incor- 
porated under the name of the " Borodino Methodist Epis- 
copal Church," with^ Isaac Harris, William Hayford, Isaac 
Morrell, Charles Ferry and William Cowan as its first board 
of ti'ustees. Mr. S. B. Wallace says, this society at the time 
of its incorporation purchased a church building in the 
Village of Skaneateles, took it down, and rebuilt it in this 
village where it stands to-day and is still used as a church 
building by this society. This society and the M. E. Society 
at Spafford " Corners " have for many years been presided 
over by a minister assigned to them by the M. E. Conference 
of this district as one charge ; the minister residing formerly 
at Spafford Corners, but latterly in the Village of Borodino. 
Like most country religious societies neither of these two 
Methodist societies have the power and influence that they 
once had. 

The members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 
Spafford Hollow were incorporated on the 5th day of March, 
1834, under the name of " The Spafford Hollow Methodist 
Episcopal Society," and Wliliam O'Farrell, Esq., David B. 
Boutell, Elias Jacobs, Jonas Terbush and Isaac Smith were 
chosen the first Board of Trustees. The same year a church 
edifice was built on the following described real estate, 
which was conveyed to said Board of Trustees by Isaac 
Smith and wife Lucy, on the 9th of January, 1835, as 
follows: Being part of Lot 23, Tully, and bounded on the 
east by the highway running northerly and southerly 
through said lot and Hollow — on the south by a cross road 
running easterly and westerly across said Hollow, and unit- 
ing with said first highway — and on the west and north by 



46 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

parallel lines to said two highways so as to contain said 
church edifice and one-half acre of land. The Spafford 
Hollow Cemetery is located only a short distance from this 
church. Among the early active members of this church 
society were the OTarrells, Boutells, Jacobs and Smith 
families, and the family of Bene j ah Cleveland. Since these 
families have died out or moved away the active spirit of 
the church has been much impaired. 

About fifty years ago the Methodist Episcopal Society of 
Cold Brook built a church building, opposite the Cold Brook 
Cemetery, but no articles of incorporation have ever been 
filed or recorded in the Clerk's Office of Onondaga County, 
and no deed of conveyance has ever been recorded granting 
the church lands to any Board of Trustees, although these 
lands have been excepted on one or two occasions from 
deeds granting surrounding lands. Among the active 
church members of this society in former years were the 
families of Justus N. Knapp, the Churchills, Tafts, Maxons, 
and Crosleys. The present state of this society is not 
knoAvn. 

A Baptist Church Society at Spafford Corners was incor- 
porated under the name of " Spafford Baptist Society," 
March 21st, 1817, in which John Babcock, John Hutchens, 
Asahel Roundy, Amos Palmer, and John Knapp were named 
as trustees, but the society never had any church building, 
or left any records, except these articles of incorporation. 
What is supposed to be the same society was afterwards 
re-incorporated on the 7th day of May, 1838, with Phineas 
Hutchens, Cornelius Williamson and Samuel French as 
trustees, and Asahel Roundy and John C. Harrington also 
named in said Articles of Incorporation. This society 
under its re-incorporation built a church building in the 
year 1839, which was dedicated January 8, 1840. Among 
the stated ministers who presided over this church were 
Elders Benjamin Andrews and Alanson Boughton. After 
a season of prosperity and usefulness this society went into 
decline and finally failed for want of membership. The 
church building was sold in 1860 to Uriah Roundy, Esq., 
who converted it into a store for the sale of general mer- 
chandise, and it is now in use for that purpose on the old 
church site at the " Corners." 

This church edifice was, during the early forties, the 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 47 

scene of a remarkable disputation between the two resident 
ministers of the Methodist and Baptist denominations, on 
the subject of baptism by imm.ersion as an essential saving- 
ordinance. People came from far and near to attend these 
meeting's, which continued for several days, and at the end, 
as usual in such controversial debates, both sides retired 
feeling that each had won a great victory over the other 
side. One thing is certain, baptism by immersion may 
have been efficacious in saving the members of this church 
from eternal damnation, for all or nearly all have gone to 
their final reward, yet it did not save the church buildings 
from subsequent desecration as a place of religious worship. 
On the 22nd day of August, 1829, a religious society was 
incorporated at Spafford " Corners " under the name of 
the " First Presbyterian Society in Spafford," and Erastus 
Barber, Ellis Taft, and Silas Cox were made trustees. 
Uriah Roundy, in speaking of this church society, says : " I 
have no knowledge of this society, and yet I knew all the 
men named in the Articles of Incorporation. Erastus 
Barber resided at the head of the Buck Tail road where Sey- 
mour Norton subsequently resided ; he was once a Member 
of Assembly in the New York Legislature in this State. 
This society never had any meeting house, and must have 
* died a borning.' " 

MORMON EXODUS. 

At an early period in the history of this town there were 
a number of persons residing here who were known as Free 
Will Baptist, and were presided over by Elder John Gould, 
who resided in a log house standing east of the Homer road, 
on Lot 31, Tully, near the present residence of Mrs. Norton, 
widow of Erastus Norton. This society was duly incor- 
porated December 13, 1825, v/ith James Avery, Shadrack 
Roundy, Thomas Smith, John Lawrence, Rogers Ide and 
Alexander R. Jackson as its first board of trustees. At the 
meeting held for the purpose of incorporation, Daniel 
Owen, a soldier of the Revolution, presided as Chairman, 
and James Smith acted as Secretary. In the year 1828, 
this society built a church building on the hill east of Spaf- 
ford Corners, adjoining district school house No. 2, on 
premises conveyed to it by Asahel Roundy and Hannah, his 
wife, February 12, 1828. The Board of Trustees at that 



48 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

time were Roswell Prindle, Shadrack Roundy, James Avery 
and Zerah Pulsifer. At this time this was the only church 
building in this portion of the town, the society had a large 
and respectable membership, and the church gave promise 
of a long and useful career, but about 1832 or 1833 it was 
struck by a proselyting wave from the newly discovered 
Mormon religion, and a large share of its membership, 
under the lead of its pastor, Elder Gould, were carried from 
the fold of the church into the embraces of the new faith. 
Among those who are said to have severed their connection 
with the church at this time, sold their possessions in town, 
were rebaptized into the new faith, and who departed from 
this State with the Mormons' movement, were the follow- 
ing: Elder John Gould, Zerah Pulsifer, and his brother 
Daniel Pulsifer, Shadrack Roundy and Uriah Roundy, his 
brother, Elias Humphrey, Mayhew Hillman, James Oliver, 
Mr. Ensign, and Mr. Cheeney and their several families; 
also Mrs. Maxson, Miss Maria Ripley and Miss Maria 
Brown. Some of these people separated themselves from 
the Mormon movement, on or before the Nauvoo incident, 
which resulted in the death of Joseph Smith, the Prophet, 
and settled in the Great West; among whom were Elder 
Gould, Uriah Roundy and Maria Ripley; but the greater 
number of them finally settled in Salt Lake City, where 
their descendants remain to this day. It was not possible 
for this church to recover from this exodus of membership 
into a movement like this, so the church went quickly into 
decline. After the church building had stood open for a 
long time to the weather and been a place where cattle in 
the fields had found shelter, it vv?-as finally sold in the early 
forties to Captain Asahel Roundy, who moved it near the 
Homer road, south of the " Corners," and converted it into 
the dwelling house lately occupied by Seymour Norton. 

When this building was first erected, the frame being a 
large and heavy one, nearly every person in town turned 
out and assisted in the " raising." After the plates and 
rafters were in place, as was common in those times, one of 
the men assisting climbed up, and standing on the upper 
plate in his stocking feet, broke a bottle of whiskey upon It, 
dubbing the building *' God's Barn." This at the time 
raised a great laugh, but many in after years recalled the 
prophetic character of the incident. 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 49 

Maria Brown, named above among the Mormon prose- 
lytes, was a daughter of Judge Brown, of Scott, N. Y., and 
a sister of Porter Brown, a present resident of that place. 
After leaving Spafford she married Elder Ward, a Mormon 
leader, and finally settled in Salt Lake City, Utah, v/here 
she remained for several years, but ultimately renounced 
Mormonism and returned to the States, where she wrote and 
published, in 1857, the work entitled " Female Life Among 
the Mormons." 

The following are condensed extracts from that work 
relating to Spafford people, and incidents which occurred in 
this town. " My early life was passed in that beautiful and 
picturesque region which borders Skaneateles Lake, in the 
State of New York. Circumstances over which I had no 
control determined me to abandon my home and pivately 
visit relatives of my mother, who were living near Albany. 
For that purpose I left the house of A J (Alex- 
ander R. Jackson, a member of the Free Will Baptist 
Church?) residing in Spafford , Onondaga County, New 
York, and took the stage for Utica in the same State. Hold- 
ing a conversation with a middle age gentleman in the stage, 
(Elder Ward her future husband), I said: Many people of 
my acquaintance in Scott and Spafford have embraced 
Mormonism. There was a family in Cold Brook by the 
name of Cheeney, suggested the man. " Yes," I answered, 
" Mr. Cheeney's family were considered very fine people, 
were members of the Free Will Baptist Church, and the 
Pulsifers too ; Pulsifer, the " Swamp Angel," (Uriah Roundy 
says the "Swamp Angel" was a Mr. Ensign instead of Pul- 
sifer) , and I burst into a laugh. There were two families 
by the name of Pulsifer, both believers in Mromon. A 
child died in one of these families, and the Mormons gave 
out that on a certain night an Angel would come and carry 
the body to Heaven. The time appointed arrived, the rela- 
tives of the child were assembled, when a figure in white 
and with small bells attached to its garments, appeared. 
A party of unbelievers lying in ambush immediately gave 
chase. The figure ran for the neighboring swamp, but was 
pursued, taken and stripped of its angelic robes, and proved 
to be Pulsifer, the uncle of the deceased child." 

" False," said my companion. 

" I assure you it was the truth, I continued, and poor 



50 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

old Mr. Humphrey was deceived by them too. The old 
man was determined to be right if possible. He was first 
a member of the Free Will Baptist; then he joined the 
Seventh Day Baptist, left them, and was baptized to the 
faith and order of Mormon; subsequently, he deserted the 
Mormons and united with the Baptist again, and then finally 
returned to the Mormons, by whom he was dipped seven 
times in succession, on account of his apostacy. He re- 
mained faithful to them after that, but always observed 
the Seventh Day. 

"Were you ever acquainted with Elder Gould?" he 
inquired. 

" I have seen him, he used to preach in Spafford." 

" He did and with great acceptability, yet he joined the 
Mormons. 

" And poor Mrs. Maxson was induced to leave her husband 
and children and go with them ; and Maria Ripley, a young 
woman, left her aged and infirm parents and went off, too. 

" My companion informed me that his name was Ward, 
and that he was a man of property and a widower with two 
children, that he was well acquainted mth many people in 
Scott, my native place, and had frequently heard the name 
of my father mentioned as a citizen of exalted reputation." 

About the time of the Mormon exodus a Mrs. Gale, the 
wife of a respected citizen of Spafford, was a subject of 
" second sight," frequently saw visions, and claimed to hold 
daily intercourse with the spirits of her departed friends; 
on one of these occasions she saw and conversed with the 
departed spirit of a Mrs. Mapes, who exacted a promise on 
her part to intercede in behalf of her two young lady daugh- 
ters, whom she exclaimed, were in danger of ruin by the 
improper influence over them of Elder John Gould, Pastor 
^ of the Free Will Baptist Church. This delicate duty Mrs. 
Gale discharged by entering the church, during divine 
service, and in the persence of the worshippers denounced 
the conduct of their pastor in reference to the Mapes girls. 

Mrs. Gale, afterwards describing her experience on this 
occasion, said : " For several days after being charged by 
the spirit mother with this delicate task, I was greatly 
oppressed and wished to escape the duty, but when I entered 
the church door my burden rolled away, and as I opened my 
mouth, language came freely, and a calmness came over my 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 51 

feeling, such as I had been a stranger to since I first saw 
and was charged by the spirit of Mrs. Mapes. 

Uriah Roundy, Esq., in speaking of Elder John Gould 
when pastor of this church, said he was once tried by a 
church tribunal in this old church building, for alleged 
improper conduct on his part in kissing Mrs. Alexander R. 
Jackson, one of the parishioners of the church, and humor- 
ously explains that after a long and protracted trial, he 
was finally acquitted, because the church tribunal was 
unable to determine from the evidence whether the alleged 
kiss was a " carnal or spiritual one." 

SHADRACK ROUNDY. 

The following abbreviated sketch of Shadrack Roundy, 
and his two sons Lorenzo and Jared, was taken from a more 
extended account written by Elizabeth D. Roundy, wife of 
Jared. 

" Shadrack Roundy resided in the town of Spafford, New 
York, where he heard of the Revelations of God to Joseph 
Smith, and embraced the Gospel as taught by Our Lord and 
Saviour Jesus Christ. Soon after he moved to Pennsyl- 
vania, and from thence to Kirtland, Ohio, where he assisted 
in building a temple to the Most High. 

" After receiving blessings and ordinations, he went from 
there to Caldwell County, Missouri, where he received a 
Commission as Captain of a Company of fifty. He was 
afterwards made Captain of Police, and also chosen aide 
de camp to Lieutenant General Joseph Smith, in the Nauvoo 
Legion. About this time he became a member of General 
Smith's life and body guard. After the Nauvoo persecu- 
tions he was chosen one of the pioneers to search for a new 
home, and subsequently was appointed Major and Presi- 
dent of the Second Division of Mormon Colonists that 
crossed the Plains. Arriving at Salt Lake City he was made 
Bishop of a Ward, elected a member of the first Legislature, 
and subsequently of the High Council. He was a man of 
influence among the people and stood high in the Council 
of Leaders of Latter Day Saints. He died in Salt Lake 
City." 

LORENZO WESLEY ROUNDY. 

" Lorenzo Wesley Roundy, second son of Shadrack, was 



62 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

bora in Spafford, June 18, 1819, and shared all the hardships 
and vicissitudes of his parents, before arriving at Salt Lake 
City. At the latter place he was a member of the Nauvoo 
Legion, and took part in all the Indian Wars of the Mormon 
Colon5^ He was made Superintendent of the Co-operative 
Mercantile Institution at Kanarra, Iron County, Utah, was 
two or three times elected to the Legislature, was ordained 
Bishop in 1860, and finally made President of the Southern 
Colony of Mormons. He was drowned, crossing the Colo- 
rado River with a party of Mormon emigrants, May 24, 
1876." 

JARED CURTIS ROUNDY. 

" Jared Curtis Roundy, third son of Shadrack, was born 
in Spafford and moved with his parents to Salt Lake City. 
Like his brother Lorenzo, he also took part in all the Indian 
Wars, was at one time Sheriff of Summit County, was 
ordained Bishop of Wanship, and at one time was Justice 
of the Peace. He was a man of influence among the 
Mormons, and was generally respected by every one. He 
died in Arizona, May 21, 1895." 

HON. WASHINGTON ROUNDY. 

Hon. Washington Roundy, son of Uriah Roundy, was 
born in the town of Spafford, September 26th, 1824, and 
left that place with his father during the Mormon exodus. 
After the Nauvoo incident his father separated from the 
main branch of the Mormon Church, renounced the doctrine 
of polygamy, and settled with his family at or near Man- 
teno, lov/a, where his son Washington grew to Manhood 
and became a man of wealth and prominence. By occupa- 
tion Washington Roundy became a farmer, and owned and 
managed a farm of over a thousand acres of land. He was 
a man of, marked character and wielded a strong political 
influence in his adopted State; among other political offices 
held by him v/as Member of the Legislature of the State of 
Iowa. 

SPAFFORD UNION MEETING HOUSE. 

On the 14th day of April, 1838, a number of religious 
people of different denominational beliefs, met at the school 
house on the hill east of Spafford " Corners," for the pur- 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 53 

pose of organizing a society, preliminary to building a 
church building at that place. At that meeting a consti- 
tution was adopted, which will explain the wants of the 
people and the purposes of the meeting better than any 
statement we can give on the subject. 

" Constitution of the Spafford Union Meeting House 
Society." 

"Whereas, we the subscribers, inhabitants of the town 
of Spafford, feeling desirous of having some suitable place 
for public worship, have resolved, at a public meeting held 
for that purpose on the 14th day of April, A. D., 1838, to 
form ourselves into a society called the ' Spafford Union 
Society,' of which society every person subscribing a sum 
shall be a member thereof, and own rights and privileges 
therein according to the amount so subscribed by such 
persons. The object of the society is to build and keep in 
repair a meeting house. ' Said meeting house shall be called 
the " Spafford Union Meeting House " and shall be situated 
at Spafford Comers, on a site where the blacksmith and 
wagon shop of G. Lewis now stands. Said shops are to 
be removed and the site purchased by said Union Society. 
Said meeting house shall be finished off in a good work- 
manlike manner, on a plan to be adopted by a Committee 
to be appointed by the subscribers for that purpose. 

" There shall be Trustees appointed by the subscribers 
according to. law, whose duty it shall be to see that said 
meeting house is kept im, repair, and to transact all business 
appertaining to said Society. Said Trustees shall appor- 
tion the time of preaching among the several denominations 
in manner as follows, viz. : 

" Every Gospel Denomination, a majority of whose male 
members who meet at Spafford Corners for public worship, 
and who may join in this Society, shall have the privilege 
of having stated preaching in said house. All other denom- 
inations shall be considered as transient preachers. Every 
Gospel Denomination shall have the privilege of preaching 
in said house ; but no transient preacher shall interfere with 
the stated preaching of any denomination, without the 
consent of such denomination. 

" It is understood that whenever any Quarterly Meeting 
Association or funeral is proposed to be held in said house, 



54 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

every denomination whose time the above mentioned meet- 
ing's shall encroach upon, shall give up that part of the time 
for use of such meeting-. All rights owned by members of 
this Society shall be transferable. It is hereby understood 
that no denomination shall occupy more than an equal part 
of the time, provided the other societies, who are members 
of this Union, wish to occupy an equal part of the time. 

" This Constitution shall not be altered or amended with- 
out the consent of at least three-fourth of the subscribers." 

At a meeting held the 30th of April, 1838, for the pur- 
pose said Society was duly incorporated under the name of 
the " Spafford Union Society " and Joseph Bulfinch, John 
R. Lewis, Martin E, Knapp, Samuel Gale, Joseph Cole, 
Jacob W. Darling and John Collins were chosen its first 
Board of Trustees. At a subsequent meeting of the Board 
of Trustees, by ballot it determined that John R. Lewis 
and Samuel Gale should hold office for one year, Joseph 
Bulfinch and Jacob W. Darling for two years, and Joseph 
Cole, Martin E. Knapp and John Collins for three years. 

In the book of minutes of this Society, under date of 
April 30, 1838, when said Society was incorporated, is the 
follov/ing : 

" Now for the purpose of carrying the foregoing plan, 
(meaning the constitution above quoted) into operation, 
We, the subscribers do hereby agree and bind ourselves 
to pay the sum set opposite our respective names, to the 
Trustees of said Union Society; one-half of the sum sub- 
scribed to be paid by the first day of January next, and the 
remainder to be paid one year from the first day of January 
next. 

Spafford, April 30, 1838. 

John Collins $ 100.00 

Thos. B. Anderson 50.00 

Joseph Cole 50.00 

Sylvanus N. Grout 50.00 

Gershom Lewis 50.00 

Joseph Bulfinch 75.00 

Alexander Hill 6.00 

John R. Lewis 100.00 

Easten Cole 100.00 

Silas Randall 25.00 

Russel M. Burdick 20.00 



Levi Hurlbnt $ 


25.00 


Russel Tinkham 


10.00 


John Baxter 


10.00 


Titus Haight 


5.00 


John Grout 


50.00 


Willard Doty 


15.00 


Edwin S. Edwards... 


10.00 


Timothy Owen 


5.00 


Moses Pressy 


5.00 


Samuel Gale 


20.00 


James Mellen _ 


5.00 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 



55 



Odin Brown 


10.00 


Alonzo Sanford 


10.00 


Levi Applebee 


20.00 


Horace Pease 


10.00 


Isaac Day 


10.00 


John Fisher 


5.00 


John Harrington 


5.00 


James H. Norton 


10.00 


Hiram Mason 


5.00 


Orrin Town 


5.00 


Jonathan Ripley 


5.00 


Randall Palmer 


2.00 


John L. Ripley 


5.00 


Jonas TerBush 


3.00 


William Billings 


5.00 


Stephen Randall 


10.00 


Edward Scribens 


5.00 


John Ford 


5.00 


Lydius D. Whaley 


15.00 


Oliver S. Smith 


1.00 


Zebulon Davis 


2.00 


Nathan Palmer 


10.00 


Jonathan Johnson 


20.00 


Hiram W. Hays 


15.00 


Total 





Bezaleel W. Taft 

Peres Miner 

Nelson Isdell 

Martin E. Knapp 

Nelson Berry 

Whipple C. Har- 
rington 

Erastus Hays 

A. M. Roundy 

Benjamin Stanton ... 

Homan Barber 

Emily Barber 

Annis Barber 

Titus French 

Stephen Crane 

David T. Lyon 

Rufus Breed 

Phillip Fisher 

Elias Davis 

Leonard Melvin 

Franklin Smith 

Richard Gale 

Kortright Knapp .. 

Zara Berry 

John R. Connine 



2.00 

5.00 

1.50 

10.00 

18.00 

5.00 

10.00 

3.00 

25.00 

5.00 

2.00 

3.00 

3.00 

15.00 

20.00 

5.00 

15.00 

10.00 

2.00 

2.00 

5.00 

5.00 

10.00 

10.00 



$1,170.00 

In accordance with the suggestion made in the fore- 
going Constitution, Joseph Bulfinch, John R. Lewis, Mar- 
tin E. Knapp, Joseph Cole, Jacob W. Darling and John 
Collins, Trustees of Spafford Union Meeting House, re- 
ceived a deed from Gersham Lewis and Mehitable, his wife, 
oi one-quarter of an acre of land, known as the wagon 
and blacksmith shop of G. Lewis, bounded on the 
east and south, by the north and south highways, and 
on the north and west by lands of Joseph Cole. Said 
deed of conveyance was dated July 7, 1838, consideration 
$75.00, and acknowledged the same day before Daniel R. 
Robinson, Commissioner of Deeds, but not recorded. In 
the years 1838 and 1839 said Board of Trustees erected 
the present meeting house, on said lot, and had the same 
ready for occupation in the Spring of 1840. 



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ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 



April 30, 1839, Russel M. Burdick and Lewis C. Davis 
were elected trustees of said Society, in the place of John R. 
Lewis and Samuel Gale, whose tei-m of office had then 
expired. 

Under the date of April 30, 1840, the following entry, in 
the handwriting of Dr. John Collins, appears in the book 
of minutes of said Society : 

"At an annual meeting of the members of the Union 
Meeting House Society, held at the school house in District 
No. 2, pursuant to a legal notice, and adjourned to the 
Union Meeting House this 30th day of April, A. D., 1840, 
Joseph Cole was appointed Chairman and John Collins 
Secretary of said meeting. Then elected by ballot, Silas 
Randall and Benjamin Stanton to fill the vacancies of 
Joseph Bulfinch and Jacob W. Darling. The resignation of 
Lewis C. Davis was accepted and Solomon S. Rowe was 
elected to fill the vacancy. Thomas B. Anderson was 
unanimously elected salesman to sell slips in the Union 
Meeting House, pro tern. The following is a list of the 
purchasers, and number and price of slips purchased: 

Hiram Hayes No. 1, price $ 32.00 

Solomon S. Rowe " 2, " 32.00 

Gershom Lewis " 6, " 60.00 

Joseph Bulfinch " 32, " 110.00 

Easten Cole " 12, " 74.50 

Joseph Bulfinich " 16, " 60.00 

Moses Pressey " 44, " 31.75 

John R. Lewis " 11, " 70.00 

John R. Lewis " 8, " 70.00 

John R. Lewis " 30, " 95.00 

John Collins " 7, " 72.50 

John Collins " 33, " 95.00 

Russel M. Burdick " 18, " 51.00 

Zenos Tinkham " 3, " 50.00 

Silas Randall " 22, " 40.00 

Erastus Hays " 4 " 50.00 

Silas Randall " 20 " 45.00 

John Grout " 29, " 95.00 

Levi Hurlbut " 34, " 95.00 

Samuel Gale " 17, " 50.00 

S. N. Groiit " 35, " 90.00 

S. N. Grout " 15, " 60.00 



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57 



Edwin S. Edwards 

David T. Lyon 

Lemuel Bessey 

J. Johnson and A. Burdick 

H. Anthony and J. H. Norton 

Stephen Randall and R. Palmer 

Homen Barber 

A. Hill and Wm. L Skelley 

Lewis C. Davis 

Aaron Brown (half slips) 

Jeremith Cotterell (one-half slip). 

Hiram Mason (one-third slip) 

W. Doty and M. E. Knapp 

Henry S. Grinnell (one-third slip) 

Stephen Crane (one-third slip) 

John R. Lewis 

Coomer Anthony (one-half slip) ... 



13, 
5, 
36, 
19, 
21, 
43, 
23, 
10, 
37, 
39, 
38, 
41, 
14, 
28, 
28, 
9, 
38, 



70.00 
60.00 
90.00 
46.75 
40.00 
31.00 
30.00 
70.00 
85.00 
70.00 
85.00 
60.00 
70.00 
85.00 
85.00 
70.00 



Assignments. 



" John R. Lewis to Gersham Lewis, slip No. 9. 

John R. Lewis to Anson Churchell, one-half slip No. 12. 

Gershom Lewis to Abigail Stringham, slip No. 9. 

" Joseph Cole, Chairman. John Collins, Secretary," 

From a pencil memoranda made on the margin of the 
book of minutes of said Union Meeting House Society in 
the handwriting of John Collins, it appears there were 
twenty slips in the body of the meeting house and tewnty- 
four slips under the galleries on the sides of the house, 
making forty-four slips in all. 

In the book of minutes of this church society, in addition 
to the foregoing report, appears from year to year a brief 
statement of the results of the election of trustees. This 
brief record continues down to the year 1889, and there- 
after there is no record whatever. 

This church building has now stood for upwards of sixty 
years, and by reason of its substantial character bids fair 
to stand for sixty years more. It is now the only church 
building at the " Corners," or in that portion of the town 
in use for religious purposes. All denominations which 
formerly held religious services here have died out except 
the Methodist, and they are in the last period of dissolu- 
tion ; and still the people cherish with respect the old church 



68 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

building, and protect it from desecration and the insidious 
attack of the elements. All funeral services are held in 
this building, and occasionally divine services are .con- 
ducted here by a minister from the Borodino charge of the 
M. E. Church at that place. On these occasions the people 
attend irrespective of denominational belief. The word 
" Union " appears on the weather vane perched on top of 
the belfry of the church building, and well typifies the 
religious character of the people who have always wor- 
shipped in this old Meeting House. 

OTHER CORPORATIONS. 

A Society commonly known as the Farmers' Alliance, 
was organized in the Village of Borodino on the first day 
of January, 1871, and incorporated under the name of 
" Spafford Agricultural Society," with Dr. Van Dyke Tripp 
as President, Edwin A. Clark as Vice President, Simon B. 
Wallace as Recording Secretary, Aretus M. Legg as Corres- 
ponding Secretary, Otis Cross as Treasurer, and Jeremiah 
Olmsted, Orson B. Morton, Francis Ide, Albert E. Fulton, 
Moses P. Moule, and Samuel H. Stanton as Trustees. The 
following additional names are also mentioned in said 
articles of incorporation: Horace Prindle, H. L. Darling, 
Benjamin Monk, Ansel Grinnell, C. B. Morton, William N. 
Stone and Moses Crane. Mr. Uriah Roundy says there was 
some sort of insurance connected with this organization, 
but beyond this fact, and the general purpose indicated by 
its name, we have been unable to obtain any further infor- 
mation of this Society. 

" The Skaneateles Lake Park Company" was duly incor- 
porated December 4, 1888, with a capital stock of $30,000, 
and time limit of fifty years, to build a hotel building on 
Skaneateles Lake. In the Articles of Incorporation John 
E. Waller, John McNamara, Mai-tin Fennell, William F. 
Gregory and Lewis B. Fitch, were named as first trustees. 
This corporation purchased " Ten Mile Point,' planted it 
with shade trees, built a steamboat dock, and put up a 
dancing pavilion ; but up to the present time have not erected 
a hotel building. Since this incorporation, the Skaneateles 
Railroad and Steamboat Company, of which this company 
is supposed to be an adjunct, has changed hands and is now 
owned or controlled by William K. Niver of Syracuse, New 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 09 

York ; the property of this corporation is supposed to have 
gone into the same control. Whether the hotel building 
proposed will ever be built or not is an uncertainty, depend- 
ing largely on the future of Skaneateles Lake as a place of 
summer resort. 

The " Borodino Creamery Company," with a capital of 
$3,000.00, was formed and incorporated February 16, 
1898, with Orrin I. Hayford, Marcus Patterson, Hiram A. 
Colton, Francis Ide, Frank Harvey and Edgar L. Bockes, 
as its first Board of Trustees. This creamery is located at 
Borodino Village, and is still in active operation and doing 
a prosperous business. 

Since the foregoing was written the capital stock for a 
new Creamery has been fully subscribed, the building of 
which is to be erected at Spafford Corners. 

MILLS, DISTILLERIES AND FURNACES. 

The first necessity of the early settler was a grist mill 
to grind his wheat and corn, a saw-mill to saw his lumber, 
and a carding and fulling mill to card his wool and prepare 
his cloth for domestic use. When he first penetrated the 
wilderness which enshrrouded these Spafford Hills, the 
brooks and streams, which to-day seem too insignificant 
to be of any practical use, were full and powerful and cap- 
able of turning the machinery necessary for the use of the 
wheelwright, the sawyer and the clothier. Nearly as soon 
as the woodman's axe had made a clearing in the dense 
forests, then covering the land, and the early settler had 
erected his rude log cabin for the reception of his family, 
these useful conservators to his comfort and happiness 
sprang up along the principal brooks and streams; but as 
time progressed and the requirements of the people changed, 
these mills, once so useful, became no longer a necessity and 
went rapidly into decay. To-day the existence of most of 
them is unknown to the present occupants of the land. 

About the year 1805, Amos Miner built a factory on the 
west side of the Skaneateles and Homer Road, in what has 
since been known as " Factory Gulf,' for the manufacture 
of wheel-heads, used by farmers' wives in spinning woolen 
yarn. The water for this mill was conducted from a pond, 
well up stream, in a raceway along the northern bank of 
the gulf, to an overshot wheel at the factory building. 



60 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

standing just west of the highway. Here Miner, in addi- 
tion to wheel^heads, made wooden pails, wooden bowls, half 
bushel and peck measures, and various other wooden articles 
useful for farmers and their wives. Four or five years after 
the factory was in successful operation. Miner sold out his 
interest in the wheelhead business, which was moved else- 
where, and the factory building was ultimately converted 
into a carding mill and clothing works. 

Among the persons who subsequently carried on business 
here as clothiers were Edmund C. Weston and William 
Patten, tv/o of the son-in-laws of James Rathbun, who 
cleared and improved the land where the factory stood. 
There are many persons still living, who in their boyhood 
days carried wool to this mill to be carded into rolls, for 
their mothers to spin into woolen yarn ; and probably still 
more who have worn garments made from' fulled cloth, pre- 
pared or manufactured in these works. After a period of 
usefulness this mill, like all others of its kind, went into 
decline, finally suspended operation, and the building years 
ago was converted into a cider mill. 

In this connection it seems proper to observe, that the 
women folks in olden times spun yarn from the wool shorn 
from their own sheep, wove it into cloth, and in many 
instances cut and made it into garments for the use of the 
major portion of the hosueohld. In these matters they 
were very proficient and often displayed much delicacy and 
skill. The bedding in use in those times was a matter 
which received the especial consideration of the female 
portion of the household. The linen sheets, woolen blankets 
and coverlids made by these old dames of a hundred years 
ago, have challenged the admiration of all women folks 
that have succeeded them, and will continue to do so for 
years yet to come. Such rich blues, and such vivid and 
lasting colors. Probably very few of those who look upon 
and admire these remaining specimens of feminine art of 
olden times, have any personal knowledge of the manner 
of obtaining these beautiful colors, or of the old time dye 
tub, once so familiar an object, standing in a corner of the 
living room. In those times a spinning wheel, a reel, a 
pair of swifts, a loom, and a dye tub were deemed a very 
necessary pai-t of the outfit of any household; and as the 
women manufactured cloth and made the garments of the 



SPAFFOID, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 61 

household, Miner's Patent Wheelhead and the carding 
machine were two very useful inventions in lightening her 
labors. 

In about the year 1814, Oliver Hyde, a soldier of the 
Revolution, bililt a sawmill in Factory Gulf, on Lot 69, 
Marcellus, above Miner's Pond, which supplied water for 
his wheelhead factory. 

When Amos Miner sold out his interests in Factory Gulf, 
he moved to Lot 76, Marcellus, where he erecter a grist mill 
at the head of the Gulf, leading from near the center of 
said lot easterly to Otisco Lake, as has been before fully 
described in a paragraph relating to Miner under the head 
of " Early Settlers." This mill has been continued in one 
form or another until the present day.Near this mill was 
erected, at a very early date, a sawmill which was in opera- 
tion at a comparatively recent date. 

About the year 1813, William Marsh erected a carding 
mill and clothing works, west of the highway and north of 
the stream at the head of the Pudding Mill Gulf, on Lot 76, 
Marcellus, near Miner's Grist Mill. Among the names of 
those who have been interested in this mill and works 
besides Mr. Marsh, are Eleazer Hillebert, Charles Richards, 
Jr., Richard S. Eggleston, William D. Potter, Roger Tolls, 
Jonathan S. Niles, Ichabod Sheldon and Ebenezer Failing. 
These works went to pieces many years ago and very few 
persons, if any now living, have any personal knowledge 
in reference to them. 

On the east side of the same highway, and north of the 
Pudding Mill Gulf, was erected before 1819, by Alexander 
Webster, a distillery. Dr. Jonathan Kneeland, in speaking 
of this distillery said, " it did not last very long, as its owner 
soon boiled himself to death in his o\^^l mash tub." The 
widow, Barbara Webster, conveyed away the lands on which 
the distillery stood in 1825. 

At a very early date the little huddle about Miner's mill 
gave promise of something more than it is at the present 
date. Eleazer Hillebert had a blacksmith shop there, David 
T. Lyon had a shoe shop, and there undoubtedly were other 
industries at that place. Borodino Village ultimately 
absorbed all that at one time seemed to give it promise of a 
better future. 

Amasa Kneeland, at a very early date, carried on business 



62 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

as a tanner and currier, on the northwest corner of this 
same Lot 76,, Marcellus, near the Borodino and Thorn Hill 
road. David T. Lyon, also, in after years, carried on this 
same business at Spafford Corners; whether he carried on 
this business while residing at the Pudding Mill huddle is 
not known. 

Seventy-five or a hundred years ago public sentiment, in 
reference to the use of intoxicating liquors, was different 
from what it is at the present, and distilleries were deemed 
more of a necessity at that time, when the custom was to 
drink whiskey instead of beer. There were no restrictions 
in those times on the manufacture of whiskey ; consequently 
it was very cheap, three cents a glass, and pure, as there 
was no object in its adulteration; and distilleries for its 
manufacture were everywhere. Before the year 1819, 
Jonathan Berry erected a distillery, in what was then known 
as the Stone Gulf, below the Little Falls, and a short dis- 
tance east of School House No. 1, in the Nunnery neighbor- 
hood. This was apparently run by a man named Ephraim 
Colby. Mr. Berry subsequently conveyed away the lands 
where the distillery stood to John K. Stone, in the year 1832, 
and nothing more is known of these works. In one of the 
deeds of the surrounding lands appears the following 
reservation, being a description of the distillery lands. 
" Reserving distillery land as follows : Beginning at the 
head of Little Falls and running thence westerly along the 
brink to the south bank of said Gulf to the Narrows — 
thence across the narrows to the brink of the north bank — 
thence easterly along said brink of north bank to the round 
rock — thence to the head of the Falls — and thence to the 
place of beginning. Also a log house standing on the brink 
of the Gulf (lately occupied by Ephraim Colby) ; also a 
road to pass and repass from said distillery in a north- 
easterly direction without interruption." 

April 19, 1806, Dr. Archibald Farr purchased fifty acres 
of land on Lot 12, Tully, at the foot of the Bucktail Gulf, 
on the west side of Spafford Hollow, of Judge William 
Cooper, the father of James Fenimore Cooper, the great 
American novelist, and author of the Leather Stocking 
Tales, for the expressed consideration of one hundred silver 
dollars. At the foot of the lower Falls Dr. Farr, on this 
purchase, erected the same year a grist mill ; being the first 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 63 

of its kind in the original town of Spafford. This mill 
went out of existence soon after its erection, probaby 
destroyed by a Spring- freshet. Uriah Roundy, born in 
Spafford July 24, 1819, in speaking of this mill says : " The 
Archibald Farr mill was built and out of existence before 
I can rem.ember. A man by the name of Earl Barrows built 
a second mill at the lower end of the Bucktail Gulf about 
1848, or 1850. This was a feed mill only, and was destroyed 
by a Spring freshet." 

In a deed dated May 11, 1844, by Mathew Morse (Moss) 
of Spafford, to Ebenezer Morse of Homer, mention is made 
of a furnace once existing on the Dr. Farr land, at the foot 
of the lower Falls, at the mouth of the Bucktail Gulf. Uriah 
Round}'- says this furnace was out of existence before he 
had any m.emory on the subject; and no one seems to be 
able to tell who ran it, if not Dr. Farr, on whose land it 
was built. 

On the top of the upper Falls, in the Bucktail Gulf, Capt. 
Asahel Roundy built a sawmill about 1840 ; a few feet south 
of this mill, Dr. Zachariah Derbyshire, at an earlier date 
erected and carried on a furnace; and a hundred rods or 
more further up stream, near the upper end of the Bucktail 
Gulf and road, Capt. Asahel Roundy, before 1828, erected 
a carding mill and clothing works. The latter is the same 
mill from which the machinery was stolen and carried away, 
as related in a prior paragraph of this work, under the title, 
"Early Settlers." Uriah Roundy, in a letter dated January 
9, 1899, in speaking of this carding mill, furnace and saw- 
mill says : " The carding mill at the top of the Bucktail 
must have been built about 1820. I helped tear it down 
and move the building to Spafford Corners before I was 
married, and that was fifty-six years ago. I remember 
when it was doing business, I have carried wool and cloth 
there to be finished. Somev/here betv/een 1828 and 1830 a 
man by the name of Worthington ran it. " The Furnace 
above the upper Falls of the Bucktail was built soon after 
the carding mill ; I have nothing to show when it was built. 
I think Dr. Derbyshire built it. I remember that John 
Beeler, a one-legged soldier, had a cannon cast there to 
celebrate the Fourth of July ; I was probably eight or nine 
years old at the time. It was loaded on the morning of 
the Fourth of July, and William Bell, a boy living with 



64 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Sumner Allen, touched it off; it burst and broke his arm, 
and killed a cow for James Knapp. This must have been 
in 1828 or 1830. I have no recollection of having been to 
the furnace when in operation. About the furnace at the 
foot of the Bucktail Gulf, I know nothing, except I have 
been told there was one there. There was a grist mill built 
there since I can remember ; a man by the name of Barrows 
built it, but it did not run long ; it was only a feed mill. 

"The sawmill at the upper Falls on the Bucktail was 
built by my father, Asahel Roundy, about 1840. My 
brother Charles and myself did most of the blasting of 
rocks, necessary to fix a place for the mill and flume. This 
was in 1840 just before Charles left home. Father owned 
the land where the sawmill, furnace and carding mill stood, 
ever since I can remember." 

This saw mill, like all the other early mills in town, had 
an upright saw, standing in a wooden frame, which was 
raised up or down when sawing a log or board, the power 
came from an undershot wheel, which in this instance was 
suspended at the mouth of the flume, several feet down and 
over the edge of the Falls, which were seventy-five or more 
feet in height. The process of sawing was not a very rapid 
one and there was much waste of power; it required a 
freshet to make the mill an available one. This mill went 
out of use when the writer was a small boy; he can re- 
member it when in operation, a man by the name of Darius 
Plummer acted as sawyer at that time. 

In 1810 Josiah Walker built a sawmill in Cold Brook, on 
the cross road running east from the main road, north ol 
the school house. It was in the mill pond to this mill that 
Franklin Weston, Orange Norton and Lucius Pease, three 
small boys aged respectively 14, 13 and 9 years, were 
drowned June 24th, 1816. Franklin Weston was the 
youngest brother of Mrs. Asahel Roundy; and after the 
accident, was brought home to the residence of Mrs. Roundy, 
on horsebaick by her husband ; Orange Norton was an older 
brother of Seymour Norton, who recently died at Spafford 
Comers at great age ; and Lucius Pease was the oldest son 
of Horace Pease, one of the early settlers in Cold Brook. 
This accident at the time caused a profound sensation, 
which has been more enduring than the mill itself, which 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 6i 

would have been long ago forgotten but for this terrible 
calamity. 

The next sawmill erected on the Cold Brook stream was 
built in 1826 by Peter Picket, about a mile south of Walker's 
Mill, on a cross road leading east from the main road, just 
south of the Cold Brook M. E. Church and Cemtery. This 
mill, very soon after its erection, was transferred to Beza- 
lel Taft, and ever since has been known as Taft's Mill. The 
upright saw, formerly in use years ago, has been replaced 
by a circular one, and the mill is now, or was at a very 
recent date, in use, whenever it could find anything to do. 

Soon after the sale of the Taft mill, as above stated, 
Peter Picket built another sawmill higher up stream, 
between the Walker and Taft locations, on a cross road 
leading east from the school house. This mill was after- 
wards owned and known as the Orren Gary's Mill; this, 
like the Walker mill, went out of existence years ago. 

About 1830 Dr. David Mellen built a grist mill, a few 
rods south and down stream from Taft's saw mill; this 
was burned in 1852 and a feed mill was erected in its place 
by John P. Taft in 1863. The latter mill is still in opera- 
tion and owned by the builder. 

At an early date David Carver built a saw mill in Spafford 
Hollow on lot 34, Tully; this was afterwards operated by 
Lorenzo Boutell; on the same stream, leading into Otisco 
Lake, near the northern line of said lot 34, as early as 1822, 
was a carding mill and clothing works, supposed to have 
been built by Samuel Draper ; and still further down stream 
at the first cross roads leading easterly across the Hollow, 
was a saw mill, at one time operated by Frank Smith, son 
of Ira Smith. These mills and works have long passed out 
of existence, and even the memory of them is confined to 
a very few of the older inhabitants of the town. At Brom- 
ley, in the town of Tully, a little huddle formerly known as 
Shawville, near the Spafford line, there was a grist mill 
and saw mill at a very early date ; these were in operation 
in recent years, as well as a sawmill on Lot 13, Tully, in 
the town of Otisco, just over the Spafford line, on a cross 
road leading easterly from the Bucktail road. Of late years 
there has been very little use for these mills, once so flour- 
ishing and so necessary to the early settler. 



66 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

TAVERNS, STORES, SHOPS, POTASHIRES, 

TANNERIES. 

The first merchant at Spafford Corners was Jared Bab- 
cock, who came first to Scott, Cortland County, N. Y., in 
1804, probably from Leyden, Mass., where most of the 
Babcocks in that place came from, and from there to Spaf- 
ford, where he opend a general store, in 1809. The building 
occupied by him is supposed to have been located on a half 
acre of ground owned by John Babcock, also from Scott, 
situate on the west side of the Skaneateles and Homer road, 
between the present blacksmith shop of John Pendergast 
and the residence lately occupied by Parmenus Norton, Mr. 
Babcock conducted this store for a short time, sold out to 
Anthony Mason, and moved to Homer, N. Y. 

Mr. Mason conveyed his interest in this store property, 
December 12, 1822, to Isaac Knapp, who in connection with 
his brother, James D. Knapp, carried on a general mer- 
chandise business at the same place until about 1827 or 

1828, when they failed and were sold out by Sheriff. The 
store property was conveyed by that officer January 16, 

1829, at which time Joseph R. Berry was in occupation as 
a general merchant at that place. From that time forward 
Mr. Berry carried on business there, until his new store 
was in readiness for occupation, which was erected by him 
on the northeast corner of the cross roads at the "Corners" 
in 1831. The old building then went into decline and was 
not occupied for mercantile purposes afterwards. At the 
raising of the frame of the new store building it was christ- 
ened, according to the custom of the times, " The Proud 
Farmers' Ruin." The new building has been occupied sub- 
sequent to Mr. Joseph R. Berry by the following merchants : 
Nelson Berry, Zach. Berry, Thomas B. Anderson, Levi Hurl- 
but, Asahel M. Roundy, James Churchell, T. Maxson Foster, 
and John G. Van Benschoten, the present occupant. 

Lauren Hotchkiss, a brother-in-law of Captam Asahel 
Roundy, opened a store for the sale of general merchandise 
on the southwest corner of the same cross roads at the 
Comers, in 1810. The land on which this store stood was 
subsequently occupied after 1840 by the Baptist Church; 
but before it went into occupation of that society, and sub- 
sequently to Mr. Hotchkiss, these lands were owned by Dr. 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 67 

Ashbel Searl (subsequently of Otisco), Thomas Stevens, 
John Evans and Nelson Berry; but whether any of them 
had a store there is not known. 

About 1867, after the Baptist Society became extinct, 
Uriah Roundy purchased the church site and converted the 
church building- into a store for the sale of general mer- 
chandise, for which purpose it has been in use ever since. 
The mrchants who have occupied this reconstructed church 
building for store purposes since 1867 are : Uriah Roundy, 
Benjamin McDaniels, George King, Caleb E. King and 
Andrew Lieber a^d son, the present occupants. 

Early in the forties, Jonathan F. Woodworth opened a 
store at the " Center," in a building on the west side of the 
road subsequently occupied by Samuel Purchase as a dwell- 
mg house. Soon afterwards he erected a new store build- 
ing on the east side of the road and just south of the hotel 
at Spafford Corners, where he carried on a general mer- 
cantile business for many years. Subsequent to Mr. Wood- 
worth's occupation this latter building was owned and used 
by Charles B. Lyon as a shoe shop. 

According to tradition, Dr. Archibald Farr in 1803 set- 
tled on the southwest corner of Lot 11, Tully, and the 
following year Isaac Hall located at Spafford Corners ; and 
each of these gentlemn threw open their log cabins as public 
inns for the entertainment of guests. In the absence of 
direct knowledge on the subject, we infer from circum- 
stances, that this means no more than being the first settlers 
in the southern portion of the town, they were obliged to 
and did open their houses for the entertainment of the 
numerous prospecting parties, seeking unoccupied lands for 
purchase and settlement, and for which they very probably 
received a compensation. Very little is known of these two 
public houses, but it is probable they ceased to be such 
as soon as the temporary demand for them passed away. 
In the case of Dr. Farr we are unable to verify the date of 
his reputed settlement, as his deed was never recorded, but 
as to Mr. Hall, we find his deed is dated in 1805; he may, 
however, have gone into occupation a year earlier under 
contract. 

Mr. Hall's log house stood in the garden connected with 
the present hotel, just east of the horse barns. Mr. Hall 
sold out his possessions at the " Corners ' in 1811, and was 



68 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

followed in occupation by John Williamson from Minden, 
Montgomery County, N. Y., in 1814. The latter gentleman 
sold to Captain Asahel Roundy in 1821, who erected that 
year the presnt hotel building, then known as " Roundy's 
Tavern." This has been the only public house at the 
Comers since its erection. Mr. Roundy kept the place until 
1843; then sold it to Col. William W. Legg, who has been 
succeeded by Thomas Babcock, Amon J. Ripley, Dr. G. 
Eugene Barker, John C. Van Benschoten, Andrew Lieber 
and Thomas McAuliffe, present occupant. 

About 1828, Elias Woodworth opened a house of enter- 
tainment on the southwest corner of Lot 13, Sempronius, 
east of the main highway near the Center; this was suc- 
ceeded by a new tavern, supposed to have been built by 
Thomas Babcock, just south of Woodworth's, and on Lot 
14, Sempronius, known as " The Center House." This 
house was subsequently owned by Isaiah BufRngton, Hop- 
kins Perkins, Daniel Vail, Jr., Edward M. Allen, Amos 
Austin, Willis S. Nelson, John C. Tinkham and William 
Cowan. The building was destroyed by fire in the fifties 
and has never been replaced. 

It would be unprofitable to attempt to recall the names 
of all who have worked at blacksmithing and wagon making, 
in the original town of Spaff ord, since its settlement ; suffice 
it to say, that in olden times there were those who worked 
at one or both these trades at the Center, the Comers, Cold 
Brook, East Side Hill, and in Spafford Hollow. Early in 
the thirties Edward Baxter, Thomas Mitchell and Gershom 
Lewis opened a wagon and blacksmith shop on the site of 
the present Union Church at the " Corners " ; their interest 
in this site was afterwards purchased by the Trustees of 
that Church, July 7, 1838, and Gersham Lewis immediately 
thereafter erected a new shop for the prosecution of the same 
business, just south of the Baptist Church, where the late 
Alexander Green subsequently resided; here he remained 
until his decease about 1850. In wagon making Mr. Lewis 
never had a successor at the " Corners " ; but in repairing of 
wagons and farm implements and in smithing he had many ; 
among whom are the following : Asa Wellington, Franklin 
Roundy, Alexander Green, Perry Norton and John Pender- 
gast. At an early date Anson Churchell did a very profit- 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY-, NEW YORK 69 

able business for many years as blacksmith in the northern 
end of the village ; he died in 1849. 

Just south of Mr. Churchell's blacksmith shop Mr. Loami 
W. Johnson had a cooper shop; he came from Cambridge, 
in this State, and first settled north of Borodino. From 
there he came to this village at an early date and carried 
on a profitable business as cooper until his decease, which 
occurred in 1861 ; he had no successor in business. 

There never was but one resident tailor at the Corners, 
William Quick, who was born in London, England. -He 
first came to Canada, and from there to this village, where 
he married a Miss French. He remained here a few years 
and then moved to Borodino. Before his coming a tailor 
residing in some other place came to the tavern on stated 
days, cut the clothes of the people, and they were then made 
up in the family or by a practiced seamstress who went 
from houses to house for that purpose. The business of a 
tailor and seamstress in those days was a respectable and 
profitable one. 

Another lucrative business in olden times was that of 
currier and tanner and shoemaker. There are those still 
living who can remember when a shoemaker, carrying his 
kit of tools with him, went from house to house, shoeing 
the family from skins taken from the domestic herds, and 
prepared by a neighboring tanner and currier. Among the 
itinerant shoemakers who came to the "Corners" was David 
Havens, father of Clark and Ebenezer Havens. He came 
from Rhode Island, was a Seventh Day Baptist, and was 
buried in their cemetery at Scott, New York. Among the 
early tanners and curriers were Sumner Allen, father of 
William Bulfinch Allen, now a resident at the Corners, and 
David T. Lyon ; each carrying on business west of the main 
road, in the northern part of the village at Spafford Corners. 
Mr. Lyon was also a shoemaker, and with his coming here 
the itinerant business came to an end; he and his sons 
Charles B. and Cyrus Lyon were expert craftsmen, and for 
many years made the foot wear of the southern residents 
of the town. 

Another industry of considerable importance in early 
times, now in disuse by reason of changed conditions, was 
that of Potashery. At a very early date a building for the 
manufacture of potash from wood ashes stood where the 



70 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

present residence of Mrs. Benjamin McDaniels now stands, 
on the south side of the east and west road, just west of the 
" Corners." Here " Uncle " EH Fisher, under the manage^ 
ment of Levi Hurlbut and Asahel M. Roundy, year after 
year gathered wood ashes from all the neighboring farmers, 
and in the Fall of the year boiled the lye from them into 
potash, for the eastern market ; and here many a good house- 
wife came with her pot grease to have " Uncle " Eli assist 
her in making her annual barrel of soft soap for domestic 
use. Uncle Eli was a familiar character of those early 
years, and his coming and going, as the years went round, 
was watched by the villagers with pleasurable satisfaction. 
His glowing open arch fire always gave out a generous heat 
and light, and many a man will recall with pleasure the 
memory of, when a boy, he spent the cold Fall evenings 
in that light and heat with Uncle Eli, as the latter pursued 
his evening toil. 

Jeremiah Van Rensselae Coon and his father David Coon, 
at an early date carried on the business of harness making, 
the foiTTier at the Corners, and the latter at the cross roads 
east of Spafford Cemetery; David Coon died in 1857, and 
his son moved away soon afterwards ; they had no successors 
in business. 

The following business references to the Village of Boro- 
dino are taken in part from Bruce's History of the County 
of Onondaga. The first merchant there was Daniel G. 
Burroughs, who kept a store in a log cabin on the site of 
the present dwelling house and store of Alphonso Deerman, 
east of the Skaneateles and Homer road, as well as the one 
leading to Thorn Hill. It is said he was an expert swimmer, 
and at one time swam from Borodino Landing to Mandana, 
a distance of thee miles. 

Borodino at one time had three stores for the sale of 
general merchandise, thee taverns, three tailor shops, three 
blacksm.ith shops, and other things in proportion ; but, like 
Spafrord Comers, was materially affected by the building 
of the Binghamton and Syracuse Railroad, and the conse- 
quent diversion of travel to that road. 

Mr. Burroughs was succeeded in business by Stephen and 
Horace Childs, said to have been natives of Connecticut, but 
before or after coming to Borodino resided in Owasco, N. Y. 
Other merchants in Borodino were Daniel Baxter, Messer 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 7] 

Barker, Washington Wallace, William Leg-g, David Becker 
(his son-in-law), Thomas B. Anderson, Charles M. Rich, 
Churchell & Eddie, Grinnell & Howe, William Quick & Son, 
Captain Zach Berry, Caleb E. King, and Alphonso Deerman. 

The first tavern was built by Ira Rider in 1823, on the 
present site of the Churchell House ; the second was erected 
by Col. Lewis C. Davis, where John Uncless now resides; 
and the third was kept in the house lately occupied by Mark 
Harvey as a residence, on the northwest corner of the cross 
road in this village. The two latter taverns were discon- 
tinued many years ago, and the former is still in use and 
occupied as a hotel by Mr. Churchell. 

The first blacksmith shop was kept by Eleazer Hillebert, 
on the site where the Legg Block recently stood. Other 
blacksmiths in the village were William Legg, Mr. Stowell, 
Isaac Wallace, Orrin F. Eddy, A. Griffin and John Weston. 

The first wagon maker was William Legg; who had as 
workmen John Babcock, Solomon Sprague, Seymour 
W^arner, and Simeon Morchell. 

Among the early shoemakers were Milton Streeter, 
Renona A. Cady, and Harman Cady. Thomas Howard at 
one time had a tannery here; Daniel Baxter a Potashery; 
and William Hayford a tinshop and foundry. 

In May, 1856, a fire destroyed the tinshop and foundry, 
a tailor shop, and other things, entailing a loss of about 
$8,000.00; and on September 12, 1871, the business places 
of William W. Legg & Son, William Quick, Charles M. Rich, 
H. Linus Darling, and Charles Benton were burned; 
destroying nearly the whole business center of the village. 
The site of the major portion of the burned district was 
subsequently built upon by Col. William W. Legg, for a 
business block adapted for the use of stores, shops and 
offices ; this was also destroyed by fire in 1901, and has not 
since been restored. Since the destruction of the Legg 
Block three stores have catered to the wants of the Borodino 
people, two on the site of the original Burroughs store, and 
one in the building known as the Town Hall. 

In early years the country merchants purchased their 
goods direct from the wholesale dealer and importer in 
New York City, and for that purpose made at least one 
trip annually to that metropolis, and the particularly smart 
ones made two, one in the Spring and one in the Fall of 



72 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

the year. These sojourns from home generally lasted from 
two to three weeks at a time. By reason of their much 
travel and their extensive business experiences, the society 
of these gentlemen was much sought after in the communi- 
ties where they resided; and their patrons never wearied 
of the relation of their travels and their business experi- 
ences in the great City of New York. Their comments on 
facts coming within their personal obsei^s^ation seemed to 
have force and certainty, which comes from special knowl- 
edge and privileged information, and were received by their 
auditors accordingly. If they were good fellows, and their 
business instincts generally led them to be, their stores 
naturally became club-houses, where men and boys con- 
gregated, not only to look over the latest importations from 
New York, but to hear the latest news from the outside 
world. Newspapers were not as common then as now, and 
consequently the country merchant was a power politically 
and socially in the community. Men naturally congregate 
together during the relaxation of business, and in early 
years, what better place was there for a country man or 
boy to spend a long winter evening, than around the big 
box stove in the rear part of a country store? Here the 
elders smoked their pipes, told stories, and all listened to 
the merchant as he related his adventures, and expounded 
matters political and otherwise to his patrons congregated 
about him. A popular merchant has always been a great 
power in the community, and it is a pleasure to note that 
in this town the store, as a club-house, has always taken 
precedence in popularity over that of the tavern. 

HIGHWAYS. 

Joshua V. H. Clark, in his History of Onondaga, In 
speaking of the original town of Spafford as organized in 
1811, says: "The first settler in that part of the town taken 
from Tully was Jonathan Berry. He first settled a short 
distance south of the village of Borodino, in March, 1803. 
In April, the same year, Archibald Farr located himself on 
th« southwest corner of Lot. 11. 

" To facilitate the progress of Mr. Farr's imigration^ 
Berry sent his teams and men to clear out a road, that Farr 
might proceed to his place of destination. This was the 
first road attempted to be made within the limits of the 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 73 

town, and is the same that now leads from Spafford Corners 
to Borodino." The next year " the road was cleared from 
Farr's, on Lot 11, to the Comers; and the next year, 1805, 
Elisha Sabins and John Babcock cleared and cut a road 
from Scott (then loiowTi as Babcock's Comers) to Spafford 
Corners." 

The same time they moved their goods on sleds over 
this newly made road from Scott to their new abode in this 
town at Spafford Corners. Mr. Goodwin, in his history of 
Coi-tland County, say that the next year, 1806, Isaac Hall, 
who had ecently settled at Spafford Comers, drove a wagon 
over this road from his home to Babcock's Corners, loadea 
it with hemlock boards, and then drove it back to his 
residence in Spafford. 

Goodwin, in this same history, says that Peleg Babcock, 
accompanied by his brother Solomon Babcock, coming from 
Leyden, Mass., settled on Lot 82, Tully, now Village of Scott, 
in the year 1799 ; and was soon afterwards followed to that 
place by John Babcock, Jared Babcock and others. How 
these latter gentlemen were rlated to Peleg, if at all, is not 
known. Soon after taking up his residence in Scott, Peleg 
Babcock puchased Lot 21, Tully, on which Spafford Corners 
is situate, and immediately afterwards commenced the 
sale of it in parcels to purchasers. Among his early con- 
veyances is one to John Babcock, dated October 8, 1806, 
one to James Cravath, dated September 7, 1805, and another 
to Elisha Sabin, dated September 8, 1811 ; probably preceded 
by contract of anterior date. Mr. Babcock never owned 
the State's Hundred Acres on this lot, which was puchased 
by Isaac Hall, August 1, 1805; perhaps by contract of an 
earlier date ; it is claimed he was in occupation as early as 
1804. 

In view of these traditionary statements, it is interesting 
to note the survey bill of this first highway in town, which 
has been transcribed in the first book of records ot the town 
of Spafford, from an earlier record in the town books of 
Tully. This is the first road record in this book of records : 

" Survey of a road, beginning at the north west comer 
of Lot 12, in Sempronius; and running from thence S. 47° 
E. 185 chains — thence S. 35° E. 60 chains — thence S. 14° 
E. 183 chains — thence S. 7° E. 245 chains — thence S. 30 
chains — thence S. 7° E. 40 chains — thence S. 15° E. 10 



74 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

chains to the north line of lot No. 82, Tully. Nicholas 
Howd, Surveyor. ? 

Recorded this 3rd day of July, 1804. 

Amos Skeel, Clerk. 

James Cravath, 
Solomon Babcock, 
Commissioners of Highways." 

This is a survey of the main highway, running north and 
south through the original town of Spafford, (now known 
as the Skaneateles and Homer road) , commencing at Jona- 
than Berry's house, on the north line of the then town of 
Spafford, and the south line of Marcellus, and extending to 
the Village of Scott, in the County of Cortland. That would 
indicate that, at least, the portion of this highway from Dr. 
Archibald Farr's location, on the southwest corner of Lot 
11, to the Village of Scott, was surveyed before the tradi- 
tionary opening of the road. The lands purchased by James 
Cravath of Peleg Babcock, on Lot 21, Tully, were the same 
now owned and occupied by Joseph Cole in 1900 ; and this 
survey bill also indicates that he must have occupied his 
purchase early in 1804 or he must have formerly resided in 
Scott, before settling in Spafford. 

The town books show the record of another survey bill, 
of a cross road leading from the Skaneateles and Homer 
road, easterly on Lot 11 to Lot 12, in the direction of Farr's 
Mill at the foot of the Bucktail; this road ran along the 
northern line of the Breed Farm of to-day, and was aban- 
doned years ago and taken up. This bill is also dated in 
1804, showing the early date of Dr. Farr's efforts to locate 
a grist mill, and perhaps a foundry in Spafford Hollow. 

Other survey bills of roads are recorded, commencing 
January 7th, 1807, and rapidly thereafter until the original 
town was well supplied with these means of intercommuni- 
cation, before it was organized as a separate corporate body 
in 1811 ; in fact in early days there were more roads than 
there are to-day; many of those first laid out have either 
been regularly condemned and taken up, or abandoned to 
the use of the adjacent owners of the land. Among those 
abandoned or gone into disuse, was one extending along the 
county line between Onondaga and Cortland, commencing 
in the Skaneateles and Homer road, and extending easterly 
to the main road, running northerly and southerly in Cold 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 7« 

Brook ; another cross road, extending from the Skaneateles 
and Homer road to the Cold Brook road, ran along the 
southern line of the Barker farm of 1900, and was aban- 
doned years ago, and fenced in by the owners of the land. 
The cross road along the north line of the Breed farm, above 
spoken of, was also abandoned over fifty years ago. There 
are others Avhich have suffered a similar fate, but a recital 
of them would be wearisome and unprofitable. 

There are other roads which have been laid out or re- 
surveyed, since the organization of the town in 1811, and 
particularly since the addition of the Marcellus acquisition. 
The early records of the original town of Marcellus were 
burned before 1830, so a re-survey of that portion of the 
town was ordered by vote, early in the thirties. The last 
survey bill appearing of record in the town books, is one 
of the road leading from Edwin Morris' house, (1900) on 
Lot 31, to the head of Skaneateles Lake, by way of Spafford 
Landing and the cottage of the writer on that beautiful 
sheet of water. 

In this connection it seems appropriate to remark, that 
the main road running northerly and southerly through 
this town, from the village of Homer on the south to the 
village of Skaneateles on the north, is one of the most 
attractive and picturesque in Central New York, so cele- 
brated for beautiful drives, and in early times, before the 
cross-country railroads had diverted the natural course of 
travel, was much used by travelers, passing from the north- 
ern to the southern portions of the State. A regular line of 
stages passed daily both ways over this route, to accom- 
modate the demands of travel, and taverns at stated places 
along the road did a prosperous business. In the Fall of 
the year, large droves of cattle and sheep were frequently 
seen going along this highway, and the farmers along the 
route found a ready sale for their surplus fodder to the 
drovers accompanying these domestic herds, destined for 
the New York Market. The Stage Driver and Tavern 
Keeper were important personages in those early times, and 
held a position in the community entirely diflPerent from 
their successors of the pesent day. 

The highway from the village of Homer to Skaneateles, 
a distance of twenty-five miles, is nearly in a direct course, 
and so gentle in its rise and descent that a traveller can trot 



76 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

a smart team, attached to a light conveyance, nearly the 
whole distance between the two places. Leaving the Village 
of Homer, the route to Scott, eight miles, is up a wide and 
fertile valley, and from thence to the county line, two and 
a half miles, is up a gentle ascent along a small water, couse. 
As the traveller approaches the county line, there is sud- 
denly opened to his view an expanse of fifteen or twenty 
miles of landscape, covering part of the county of Cayuga, 
nearly all of the to\vn of Spafford, parts of the towns of 
Skaneateles and Marcellus, and the whole of Skaneateles 
Lake, with its surrounding hills and v/ooded points mirrored 
in its placid waters. The highway at this point, is over a 
thousand feet above the waters of the Lake, less than a mile 
away on the left, and thence, in its northerly and parallel 
course to that body of water, gradually descends to the sur- 
face level of the Lake at Skaneateles Village, fifteen miles 
away, the traveller never losing sight of that beautiful sheet 
of water, from the time it first came in view in the hills of 
Scott. This old stage route may have lost some of its points 
of interest, by the removal of the old time stage coaches, 
and the discontinuance of travel by pivate equipages, once 
so frequently seen on this favorite route of travel, yet there 
is a satisfaction in knowing that the graceful Spafford Hills, 
the fair waters of Skaneateles Lake, and God's pure air and 
the sunlight of Heaven spread over all, are still there, and 
cannot be diverted by the commercialism of man. 

Another road in town, known as the " Bucktail," leading 
from Spafford Comers to Otisco Hollow, will always attract 
the attention of the traveller, by reason of its wild and 
rugged character; without question it has no counterpart 
in Central New York, and possibly not in the whole State 
of New York. It was laid out about 1818 by Captain Asahel 
Roundy, and surveyed in May, 1819, by Lauren Hotchkiss, 
Surveyor. The naming of this road was mentioned under 
the head of First Settlers, in connection with the name of 
Captain Roundy. 

PROFESSIONAL MEN. 

PHYSICIANS. 

The first resident physician, in the southern end of the 
town of Spafford, was Dr. Archibald Farr, who, according 



SPAFPORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK T7 

to tradition, settled on \he southwest corner of Lot 11, Tully, 
in the Spring- of 1803. Very little is known of him, beyond 
the fact that he was the first settler in the southern portion 
of the town, that he opened his log- cabin for the entertain- 
ment of guests, and that he built a grist-mill in 1806, and 
perhaps a foundry, at the foot of the Buck Tail Gulf, in 
Spafford Hollow. He must have moved away before 1811, 
for according to deed records in the County Clerk's Office, 
the Leggs were in possession, that year, of the land where 
he is reputed to have resided. 

Dr. Farr was followed by Dr. Ashbel Searls, who first 
settled east of the main road, on Lot 42, Tully, on land 
purchased of Elijah Knapp. He erected there a log house, 
but did not remain long before he re-deeded the land to 
Mr. Knapp, and moved to Spafford Corners, where he pur- 
chased a house and lot on the southwest corner of the cross 
roads, of Lauren Hotchkiss. From there he moved to Otisco 
about 1815, and finally to Onondaga Valley, where he died 
in 1875 at a great age. He became a member of the Onon- 
daga County Medical Society in 1816, while a resident of 
Otisco. 

The next physician in the southern part of the town, of 
whom we have any recrod, was Dr. Zachariah Derbyshire, 
who resided on the west side of the highway, half way 
between the residence of Lyman C. Bennett and that of Mrs. 
Isaac Fisher, on Lot 22, Tully. His first wife, Pruella 
Derbyshire, died August 12, 1823, and was buried in Spaf- 
ford Cemetery; he then married Hannah Williamson, 
daughter of Cornelius Williamson, for a second wife. We 
have no record of his coming or going, but it is probable his 
stay in town filled the interregrum, between the going of 
Dr. Searls as above stated, and the coming of Dr. Collins, 
who came about 1830. He at one time had a foundry, just 
above the upper falls in the Buck Tail Gulf. 

Dr. John Collins came to Spafford Corners from Brook- 
field, Madison County, New York, where he was born, about 
1830, and remained here in active practice of his profession 
until his decease, August 15, 1853. 

Among the early students who read medicine In his office 
was Daniel G. Frisbie, who after being admitted to prac- 
tice, entered into partnership with him. Dr. Frisbie was 
admitted to the Onondaga County Medical Society in June, 



78 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

1845. Dr. Frisbie, while associated in business with Dr. 
Collins, married Mary Bulfinich, daughter of Joseph Bul- 
finch, and a short time afterwards went West, where he 
became a successful practitioner and business man. 

A short time before the decease of Dr. Collins he sold his 
last residence (the late T. Maxson Foster residence) and 
business interests to a Dr .Davidson, who continued practice 
here for a few years and then moved away. 

Since the departure of Dr. Davidson, the southern portion 
of the to\vn has been sevred by resident physicians, in the 
persons of Dr. H. D. Hunt and Dr. G. Eugene Barker. Dr. 
Hunt was admitted to the Onondaga County Medical Society 
in June, 1875. He moved to Cortland County. 

Dr. Barker, son of William Barker, was born in this town, 
and after a successful practice in other places finally 
returned here, where he has had a prosperous career in his 
chosen profession, for a number of years last past. He is 
a Homeopath, and was admitted to the Onondaga County 
Medical Society of that persuasion in 1891, while he was a 
resident of the village of Tully. He now has a residence 
and office at Spafford Corners. 

In the northern, or Marcellus end of the town, the first 
resident physician was Jeremiah Bumbus Whiting, who is 
reputed to have located at or near the present village of 
Borodino in 1802, and continued practice there until 1819, 
when he moved to Sempronius, N. Y. He afterwards went 
to Michigan, where he died. Dr. Jonathan Kneeland, who 
commenced the study of medicine in his office, said of him ; 
he was a good classical and medical scholar, well skilled in 
the use of indigenous remedies, but too much addicted to the 
use of spirituous liquors to make a successful practitioner 
in the field of medicine. 

Dr. Whiting was succeeded at Borodino by Dr. Benjamin 
Trumbull, who came in 1816. He was admitted to the 
Onondaga County Medical Society in 1822, and was Presi- 
dent of that body in 1832-3. He continued practice in this 
village until his decease, which occurred May 28, 1835, at 
the age of 46 years. He was invariably represented by 
physicians, who knew him, as a gentleman, scholar and a 
skillful physician. He was a nephew of " Brother Jona- 
than " Trumbull of Connecticut, the intimate friend and 
associate of Washington, and one of the most noted War 



SPAFFOED, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 79 

Governors of the Revolution. It is claimed that this village 
is indebted to him for its name, Borodino, and that during 
his residence here he did much to foster the churches, public 
schools, and the Chistian morality of the community. He 
died of heart disease. 

Dr. Jonathan Kneeland, born near Borodino in 1812, early 
had a predilection for medicine, and when a small boy, 
entered the office of Dr. Whiting as a student; but this 
engagement was soon terminated. He then entered a 
medical school in Ohio, but his entry into the practice of 
his chosen profession was interrupted by severe illness, 
which delayed the fruition of his desires until he was over 
thirty years of age. He first opened an office in Tully, but 
soon afterwards settled at or near Thorn Hill, v/here he had 
a successful career as physician and surgeon, among his old 
towns people near Borodino, for several years. He then 
moved to Onondaga Valley, v/here he remained until his 
decease. He joined the Onondaga County Medical Society 
in 1842, and in 1892 was honored by that body by a public 
banquet, on account of his long and honorable career of 
fifty years, as member of that society. He was President 
of that body in 1852. 

Dr. Trumbull was succeeded at Borodino by Dr. Isaac 
Morrell, who continued a successful practice there until 
1866, when he moved to Fulton, N. Y. After a short 
absence he returned to Boodino, but soon after went to 
Elmira, N. Y., where he. died. He was admitted to the 
Onondaga Medical Society in January, 1841. 

Since the departure of Dr. Morrell this end of the town 
has been served by Dr. Van Dyke Tripp and Dr. William 
G. Bliss. Dr. Tripp was admitted to the Onondaga County 
Medical Society in 1869, and represented his town in the 
Board of Supervisors of the County of Onondaga in 1881-3. 
He is now deceased. Dr. Bliss was a native of Georgia, in 
the State of Vermont, and after a successful business career 
at Borodino for a number of years, moved to Tully, N. Y., 
where he is now engaged in the pactice of medicine. 

Several of Spafford's sons have gone forth from this, 
their native place, to other localities, and risen to eminence 
in the profession of medicine, among whom are Jonathan 
Kneeland (spoken of above), Stephen Smith, who went to 
Brooklyn, N. Y., and there became a leading physician and 



80 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

surgeon; who was at one time Commissioner of Charities 
there, was Commissioner of Lunacy in 1882, was selected 
as a Delegate to the International Sanitary Congress at 
Paris in 1894, and is especially remembered for his valuable 
gift of a medical library to the medical department of the 
Syracuse University. 

J. Lewis Smith, who was a graduate of Yale Coilege, 
became a prominent physician, and medical instructor in 
the schools of the City of New York. He is also well known 
to the profession as a medical writer and the author of 
several medical works, particularly for a Treatise on the 
Diseases of Children. 

Dr. Edward Cox, son of Silas Cox, studied medicine with 
Dr. Trumbull at Borodino, and then went to Michigan, 
where he established a lucrative practice at Battle Creek. 

Dr. Polaski Prindle, son of Moses Prindle, born near 
Spafford Corners, studied with Dr. Morrell at Borodino, 
and located first at Cashtown, and afterwards in Michigan, 
where he died. 

Dr. James R. Weston, son of Edmund C. Weston, studied 
medicine with Dr. Collins at Spafford Comers, and finally 
moved to Montana, where he became a successful physician, 
a Bank President, a Judge of the Probate Court, and a 
successful business man. 

Dr. S. Elis Crane is a successful physician in Syracuse, 
N. Y. 

Dr. John E. Lyon, son of David Lyon, died soon after 
coming into a lucrative practice ; he was buried at Spafford 
Cemetery. 

LAWYERS. 

There has never been a resident practicing lawyer in this 
town; although there has always been some one skilled in 
the practice of Justice Courts, and able to serve the people 
in that tribunal ; among these were Captain Asahel Roundy, 
Jonathan Johnson, James H. Isdell, Uriah Roundy, H. Linus 
Darling, and Simon B. Wallace. The latter is the only 
one now living; he resides in the Village of Borodino, and 
is ready to serve the people when his services are required. 

While there are no resident lawyers, there are several 
persons born here who have settled in other localities, and 
risen to eminence in their chosen profession ; among whom 



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are Hon. Mai-tin A. Knapp, Judge Elliott Anthony, Captain 
George K. Collins, Hon. A. Judson Kneeland, late practicing 
attorney in the Village of Homer, N. Y., William Smith, a 
graduate of Yale College, an attorney and counselor at law, 
but who died early in California; Lee Olmsted and Harley 
J. Crane, each of whom is actively engaged in the practice 
of law in the City of Syracuse ; Judge Charles Vandenburg, 
a graduate of Yale College, an attorney at law, and a 
Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota; 
and Mr. Harmon, son of Elder Harmon, an eminent lawyer, 
late of Washington, D. C. 

MINISTERS. 

Among the ministers who have gone from this town and 
risen to prominence elsewhere, are Amasa Spencer Knee- 
land, Stella Kneeland, Josiah N. Knapp (died a young man), 
and David M. D. OTarrell. 

TEACHERS. 

The following, born in Spafford, have graced the 
profession in other communities : Prof. Charles 0. Roundy, 
first principal of the Syracuse High School, Prof. Silas M. 
Betts, bom in Borodino in 1828, was at one time principal 
of the High School in Niles, Michigan, for several years 
principal of grammar schools in the City of Sryacuse, and 
a teacher in the Normal School in the State of New Jersey ; 
Prof. Alfred G. Harrington, at one time a successful teacher 
in the high grade of schools in this State, now retired to 
his farm in the town of Spafford; Prof. Joseph Addison 
Prindle, at one time a successful teacher in one of the 
Normal Schools of this State, now retired and residing in 
the Village of Skaneateles, N. Y. ; and Prof. James Foster, 
an old time teacher, moved to South Dakota, but now 
deceased. 

ARTIST AND SCULPTOR. 

Sanford Thayer, son of Sanford and Sally (Miner) 
Thayer, Portrait and Landscape Painter, was bom July 19, 
1820, and resided in boyhood in Cold Brook. 

Of the works of Horace Kneeland as a sculptor, very little 
is known by the writer. 



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SURVEYORS. 

This brief sketch of the professional men who were bom 
or resided in.^pafford, would be incomplete without some 
reference to the old time surveyor, who with compass and 
chain divided farms, settled disputes, and fixed boundaries 
betw^een contending factions. One of the most skillful, 
accurate, and tactful of the old surveyors in this town was 
Joseph Bulfinch. He was born in Boston, and when a young 
man, as principal taught school in a young ladies' seminary 
in the State of Vermont, and at an early date, when the 
country was new and the land boundaries undefined, settled 
in this town, just west of Spafford Corners. He was a man 
who took pride in his calling, spared no pains for accuracy, 
and for that reason his decisions were respected as in the 
nature of a judicial conclusion. In Summer or Winter he 
served his patrons as occasion required. He died at the 
advanced age of 88 years in 1873, and was buried in 
Spafford Cemetery. 

After his decease he was succeeded for a time by his son, 
Joseph H. Bulfinch; he moved years ago to South Dakota, 
where he died ; and later came Cyrenus Woodworth, whose 
decease is a matter of recent occurrence. 

POSTMASTERS. 

It would be unprofitable at this time, to make the neces- 
sary search to obtain the names of all persons who have 
held the impotant office of Post Master, at the different 
postal stations in this town, but the following are given as 
the major portion of those holding this important office 
under the General Government, at Spafford Comers. Cap- 
tain Asahel Roundy was the first to receive this appointment 
in 1814, and he has been succeeded by the following: Isaac 
Knapp, Joseph R. Berry, Thomas B. Anderson, Dr. John 
Collins, William W. Legg, Uriah Roundy, Benjamin Mc- 
Daniels, and Mr. Lieber, the present incumbent. 

SKANEATELES LAKE AND COTTAGES. 

Ekaneateles Lake is about seventeen miles long, averaging 
about one mile in width, and contains an area of not far 
from seventeen square miles of water, two-thirds of which are 
within the bounds of the town of Spafford. The water in 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 83 

depth is from twenty-five feet, at the foot and head, to two 
hundred sixty-five feet throughout the major portion of its 
course. There are no marshes or swamps along its shores, 
which are for the most part rocky and precipitous. 

The Village of Skaneateles, of two or three thousand 
inhabitants, comes down to the water's edge at the foot of 
the lake, and extends for a short distance up the gentle slope 
of the hills encircling its northern extremity. Passing 
from the Village of Skaneateles and going southward up 
the lake five or six miles, the hills on either side come down 
to the water's edge, in a gentle decline, graced with culti- 
vated fields, and picturesque farm buildings environed with 
fruit and other shade trees. At Five Mile Point the lake 
makes a change in course to a more easterly direction and, 
passing this Point, there is suddenly presented to the eye 
of the traveller an extended view of pure limpid water sur- 
rounded by bold, ynld, and rugged highland scenery, such 
as is seldom seen elsewhere or excelled in beauty and 
picturesqueness. On the west side of the lake, at the 
beginning of this highland district, is the hamlet of Man- 
dana, and, on the east side, the pretty little village of Boro- 
dino. Proceeding southward Point after Point successively 
come into view, extending outward from either shore, with 
their green verdue and graceful sweeping elm trees mirrored 
in the placid waters of the lake. The view from every 
steamer landing is most entrancing, and impresses the mind 
of the beholder. From Five Mile Point upward the shores 
of the lake become more and more precipitous, and the sur- 
rounding lands increase in elevation, until reaching the 
head of the lake at Glen Haven there is an amphitheater of 
precipitous hills, rising to a height a twelve or thirteen 
hundred feet above the surface of the v/ater. The follow- 
ing is an abbreviated and adapted extract, taken from a 
recent publication concerning this lake, by the well known 
artist, John Barrow of Skaneateles, who for half a century 
has studied and delightfully painted the woods, hills and 
waters of Skaneateles Lake. 

*' The water of Skaneateles Lake is of the clearest and 
purest. I believe it has a color and beauty not reached by 
any other lake in our land. All the other lakes of our 
region have a clear and beautifully tinted water, each a 
little different from any other. Ours has a delicate emerald 



84 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

tint, less pronounced than that of the great lakes, a tint of 
its own, I think it the fairest of all. 

" We know how gracefully the shores rise from the lake 
as far as Mandana, and then rise more precipitously, until 
they pass around the head of the lake in a grand amphi- 
theater of hills, still partially clothed with forests. 

" Trees are standing and increasing around the Village 
of Skaneateles and its adjacent shores, filling up gaps that 
once were there. Nature still plants trees along the shore, 
and already we see a great change in that respect in the 
last twenty-five or thirty years. In some places the second 
growth has reached the height of the old trees, and in other 
places the saplings are covering the ground. There is still 
a grand wood on the west shore, half way up the lake, that 
keeps green the memory of the primeval forests. 

" The Points that were barren a few years ago, are now 
owned by men who own summer cottages there, and have 
taken care to add to such trees as have been spared to them. 
Ten Mile Point has a new and beautiful grove, freshly 
planted a few years ago, and also a fine old group, marking 
the end of the Point as it was since the lake was known. 
Three Mile Point, owned by Mr. Hooker, has since his 
occupancy become a charming spot. Fall Brook Point has 
changed some since I knew it, but not to its detriment, with 
its fine cottage, pleasant lawn of flowers, and summer houses 
planted there. I notice with satisfaction the same improve- 
ment at Nine Mile Point, Sycamore Point, Randall's Point 
and others. 

" There is a ravine and brook at every Point, for the 
brook makes the Point, and some are very interesting and 
beautiful. The gorge at Appletree Point is one of the finest 
on the lake. It has a stream of water more copious than 
the Inlet at the head of the lake. There are two fine falls 
in its course, one seventy-five or eighty feet in height, the 
waters falling over a cavern in the slaty rock beneath, from 
a ledge of Tully limestone above. Another one lower down 
the gorge, of forty feet in height, is most picturesque in 
time of freshet. There are other ravines at Ten Mile Point, 
Hall's Point, Jenny's Point, Collins' Point, Hooker's Point, 
and Gregory's Point. All these and many other smaller 
brooks, with their varied rocky architecture and plant life, 
are of interest to the lover of Nature. 



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" Of the scenery of the lake much can be told. The 
region in which this beautiful sheet of water lies is very- 
rich in varied landscape; its hills, valleys and woods are 
very beautiful; and the views from the hills bounding the 
lakes are very charming. It would take too long to enum- 
erate the different places where good views can be obtained, 
but some of the best are from the head of the lake. There 
are some excellent ones from, the hills back of Three Mile 
Point, and from there down to Mandana. From the hills 
south of Spafford Corners to the village of Skaneateles are 
many charming views. Anywhere along the shores of the 
lake it is very beautiful, but I think the finest views of all 
are from Captain George K. Collins' cottage on Randall's 
Point. This cottage commands splendid views up and down 
the lake, the former being supplemented with the finest 
view of the valley beyond Glen Haven. On the eastern 
shore of the lake the summer sunsets can be seen in all their 
variety and glory. 

"There is a view from Ripley Hill, in the town of Spafford, 
near the head of the lake, that ought to be famous. From 
there the beholder has spread out before his vision a stretch 
of county extending from the spurs of the Adirondack 
Mountains on the east, to the hills of Seneca County on the 
west, and from the mountains of Pennsylvania on the south, 
to the waters of Lake Ontario on the north. One may well 
be impressed with the beauty that is spread before him 
here of our county and the setting of our lake We only 
need great artists and poets to make the people understand 
and appreciate how generous Nature has been, in giving us 
this beautiful lake and surrounding hills." 

STEAMBOATS. 

The first steamboat on Skaneateles Lake was the " High- 
land Chief," brought here from the Hudson River by Cap- 
tain William Fowler, its owner. It came by canal, and 
from thence was trucked to the lake by oxen. It was forty 
feet in length, a side wheeler, and had a very uncomfort- 
able habit of careening on slight provocation. According 
to John Barrow it was introduced here about 1824 ; but we 
have no record of it on the lake prior to 1831. As a steam- 
boat it was not a success, and it was eventually remodelled 
into a sail boat for carrying freight and wood. 



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The next boat was built here, was about one hundred feet 
in length, a side wheeler, and was named " Independence," 
because launched on Independence Day, July 4, 1831. It 
was built in part by public subscription, had a cabin partly 
below decks, and, like its predecessor, was a losing venture. 
After a brief struggle for business and meeting with indif- 
ferent success. Captain Wells, its pincipal owner, converted 
it into a sail boat for carrying v/ood to the village of Skan- 
eateles. It is said that D. B. Hillis, afterwards District 
Attorney of the County of Onondaga, and then a student 
in the law office of F. G. Jewett, delivered the Fourth of 
July oration at Skaneateles, the day this boat was first put 
in the water. 

These two disastrous failures in the steamboat business 
seemed to deter any further ventures in that line for many 
years ; but the opening of the Water Cure Establishment at 
Glen Haven, at the head of the lake, and a hotel and bowl- 
ing alley at Fair Haven on the opposite side, each connected 
by daily stages with the village of Homer, gave fresh encour- 
agement to men who were anxious to open lake transporta- 
tion ; so in 1848, about the time of the opening of the Water 
Cure, the side wheel steamer " Skaneateles " was placed on 
the lake. This boat was owned or managed by Thomas 
Hecox, a son of Warren Hecox, one of the promoters of the 
Water Cure Establishment at Glen Haven. 

On July 4, 1848, a rival steamer named " Homer," made 
its maiden trip up the lake in company with the Skan- 
eateles, each soliciting and carrying passengers on that 
occasion. The " Skaneateles " appeared to be a steady and 
safe boat, but the " Homer " was top heavy and had an 
uncomfortable way of careening from side to side, alter- 
nately lifting one after the other of its side paddle wheels 
out of the water; in windy weather this was particularly 
noticeable, and people for that reason were afraid to ride 
on the boat. 

Whatever increased trade the Water Cure Establishment 
may have contributed to lake transportation, it certainly 
was not sufficient to sustain two boats; so one evening, 
after returning to Skaneateles from an unsatisfactory 
voyage to Glen Haven, Captain Hecox, with a full head of 
steam, ran the Skaneateles on to the western shore of the 



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lake, vv^here he subsequently removed her machinery and 
boiler, and then converted her hull to other uses. 

The Homer was never popular, and after making a valiant 
fierht for three or four years, gave up the struggle and sub- 
mitted to the inevitable transformation into a sailing craft 
for hauling wood. 

The Ben. H. Porter, built soon after the close of the Civil 
War, was a propeller modelled after an ocean steamer, and 
altogether too slow and clumsy to meet the requirements 
of lake travel. This, after a few years, went the way of 
the others, and about twenty-five or thirty years ago was 
supplanted by the small but very serviceable steam propeller 
" Glen Haven," still in use. The latter boat is now owned 
by the Skaneateles Railroad Company, which in 1901 put 
upon the lake the " City of Syracuse," modelled after its 
sister boat but much larger in size. 

No steamboat has ever paid running expenses here until 
after the erection of summer cottages on the lake, since 
which time traffic has steadily increased, so that now, during 
the summer months, one or both of these boats are con- 
stantly required to meet the demands of travel. 

A number of years ago a small steam yacht was placed 
on the lake by private parties, and named "Ossahinta," but 
by reason of commutation tickets and cut rates on rail- 
roads connecting with the regular boat, this opposition line 
was put out of business ; what the effect of trolley lines of 
railroad running into Skaneateles may be on lake transpor- 
tation, is yet to be seen. 

Sailing yachts for pleasure have for years been a special 
feature of the lake, and during recent times numerous 
steam and gasoline launches have been introduced to its 
waters. 

GLEN HAVEN SANITARIUM. 

In the winter of 1847-8, a Water Cure Establishment 
was opened by Dr. Jackson at Glen Haven, on the west 
side, near the head of the lake. The first building used 
was a large white house, with a chimney at each end, built 
in 1846. by Deacon Hall of Skaneateles. The soft water 
for the Water Cure was taken in pipes, from a large spring 
issuing from the steep and almost inaccessible mountain 
side, in rear and several hundred feet above the house. At 



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the beginning of its career the rules and regulations of the 
"Water Cure were stringent and exacting, and many who 
were ill, or thought they were, flocked to the new Sanitar- 
ium. Among other regulations the patients were required 
to wear skull-caps, kept constantly moist by dipping in 
water, to partake of a rigid coarse diet, drink copiously of 
the cool soft water of the establishm.ent, take baths once or 
twice a day, exercise frequently in the open mountain air, 
and all women patients were to wear bloomers. 

The skull-caps, bloomers, and coarse diet of the old regime 
eventually passed away, and this old time Water Cure under 
the liberal management of Dr. Thomas and John Mourin, 
who have been in charge for the last twenty-five or thirty 
years, has at last become well known throughout the 
United States as a popular Sanitarium and Summer Resort, 
for the latter purpose its reputation has long been 
established. 

The first house was destroyed by fire about 1850, and a 
new and more commodious building erected in it s place. 
The new building was soon outgrown, and numerous cot- 
tages from time to time were added to supplement the main 
establishment. After the lake became popular, by reason 
of private parties erecting summer cottages at different 
places along its shores, a large and commodious hotel build- 
ing was added to the other structures of the Water Cure 
property, to meet the demands of summer trade. 

No spirituous liquors have ever been sold on the Sani- 
tarium grounds, a fact which no doubt has contributed to 
its popularity as a place of resort for women and children. 
This institution, during its long career, has at times been 
subject to adversity, and probably justly open to criticism 
for unsatisfactory management, yet on the whole there is 
much to be said in its favor. Its future seems established, 
and its many pleasant surroundings ought to make it bright 
and prosperous. 

COTTAGES. 

In the Spring of 1881 the writer erected on Randall's 
Point, now knov^Ti as Spafford Landing, the first summer 
cottage on Skaneateles Lake; this at the time produced a 
mild sensation among the people residing in the vicinity, 
and scores of people visited the place to look upon the new 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 89 

innovation. No one before had even suggested Skaneateles 
Lake as a place for private summer homes, and certainly 
no one had ever ventured an outlay of money in that direc- 
tion. The general comment of those who visited this un- 
pretentious first effort, in the direction of a summer cottage, 
was that it was a foolhardy thing to do, and summer 
cottages on the lake would never amount to anything. This 
first building is now in use, as it was designed at the begin- 
ning, as a dining room and kitchen ; the family of the writer 
were then sleeping in tents. 

The writer had one guest that first summer, however, 
who came, stayed over night, said he never enjoyed himself 
better in his life, in the morning bought a piece of land on 
the lake shore, and soon after commenced the erection of 
a cottage of his own; that was E. M. Ford of Syracuse. 
That property and cottage is now owned by his daughter, 
Mrs. Weed, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Soon after Mr. Ford's purchase, in 1881, he sold a part 
to Mr. James H. Blair of Syracuse, who erected the third 
cottage on the lake; this property is now owned and 
occupied by Mr. Cronell, of Skaneateles. 

In a year or two after his first venture, the writer supple- 
mented his belonging on the lake by erecting his main 
cottage, on the bluff or elevation just north of his first 
building. 

From this time forward, the following cottages were 
erected in quick succession upon the lake : Mr. Allen built 
" Rockland " Cottage, on the high rocks just south of Mr. 
Blair; a Mr. Ford built on Barber's Point the cottage now 
owned and much improved by Col. James Manning of 
Syracuse; Dr. Pease erected the cottage now known as 
Jenny's, on Havens' Point, and Mr. Hall and Mr. Bench, 
both of Skaneateles, built cottages farther down the lake. 
All that have been now mentioned were in the toAvn of 
Spafford. 

On the opposite side of the lake, in the County of Cayuga, 
about this time were erected four cottages on Pray's Point 
(Glen Cove) , by three Gregory Brothers of Skaneateles, and 
by Prof. R. Bruce White (a brother-in-law) of Syracuse. 
Mr. Carpenter and Mrs. Casper erected two elegant summer 
and winter homes on Appletree or Sawmill Point. The last 
two were soon supplemented by ten or twelve other tasty 



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summer cottages on the gentle declivity of the shore south 
of Carpenter ; these are known as the New Hope Colony. 

From this time forw^ard the popularity of the lake as a 
summer resort was established, and year after year elegant 
summer cottages were added, until there are now about a 
hundred in all, distributed along the shores and points of 
the highland poi-tion of the lake. Among the most note- 
worthy of these, in addition to those already mentioned, 
are the following: Two owned by Mr. Pennock and Mr. 
Cooper in Pine Grove, one by Mr. E. C. Stearns on Wheat 
Point, four owned by Mr. Salem Hyde, Mr. Maslin, Mr. 
James Eager, and Dr. Marlow on the shore between Wheat 
and Ten Mile Point, three owned by Dr. Wright, Mr. Stone 
and Mr. Willett on the shore between Ten Mile and Hall's 
Point, one owned by A. C. Chase on Barber's Point, one 
owned by Rev. Samuel Calthrop on Stag Horn Point, one 
owned by Dr. A. C. Mercer on the shore further south. In 
addition to these there are five or six others belonging to a 
Homer Colony perched on the high rocks south of Rockland 
Cottage. All of these are in the town of Spafford. 

On the western side of the lake the following have been 
added to those already mentioned : One by Mr. Allen, near 
the grounds of the Glen Haven Water Cure, and one by 
each of the f ollov/ing named persons on the shore and points 
on the west side of the lake: Mr. Olmstead, Dr. Guilford, 
Dr. Darby, Mrs. Fields, Mr. Paul, Mrs. Bennett, Mr. Van 
Esseltyne, Hooker Brothers, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Posthill, Mr. 
Weeks Mr. Holden, and several others whose names are not 
known to the writer. 

Skaneateles Lake has been recently appropriated as a 
water supply for the City of Syracuse ; what the effect may 
be upon this beautiful sheet of water as a place of resort 
and for summer homes is yet to be determined. The 
matter of cottage building has been one of great importance 
to the town of Spafford and has added very much to its 
material wealth and prosperity. Its revenue from that 
source has been a constant and increasing one, from the 
time the first building was erected within its limits, and 
barring the effect of this appropriation of the lake as a 
water supply, its future revenue from that source looks 
better than ever before. The facilities for reaching and 
enjoying Skaneateles Lake were never in the past what they 



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are to-day, and certainly, in salubrity and attractiveness, 
this beautiful sheet of water has no equal in Central New 
York. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Within the last fifty or sixty years there have been great 
material changes in the welfare of the world, and especially 
in the United States. The most noticeable of these have 
occurred in our great cities and along our routes of com- 
merce; and yet even an isolated country section, like the 
town of Spaff ord, has been affected by this current of passing 
events, which has marked the progress of nations. The 
discovery and application of steam, and electricity as motive 
powers, and the invention of the telegraph and telephone, 
have had the effect, to a greater or less extent, of annihilat- 
ing time and space; while the invention of a multitude of 
modern labor saving devices has revolutionized the ordinary 
methods of man, and the manner of obtaining his daily 
bread; even his tastes and habits have changed. It would 
seem as if the country farmer would be the last to be affected 
by these modern innovations, and yet a careful study of the 
situation shows, that even he has succumbed to the force 
of modem ideas. These changes are unregretable, because 
they are the logical sequence of current events, so it is not 
our purpose to speak of them farther than to note the fact, 
without expressions of regret; but of other changes we 
desire to speak : 

MAPLE SUGAR MAKING. 

Fifty years ago the ordinary sweet used in a farmer's 
family, for domestic purposes, was made from the sap of a 
maple tree, and a farm without a " sugar-bush " was in- 
complete. Maple groves were preserved and protected, with 
all the care and attention of an apple or fruit orchard. 
Early in Spring the sap buckets were taken from their 
storing place, repaired, hoops tightened, and the buckets 
carefully washed, soaked and put in readiness to catch the 
first sap run of the season. The boiling was generally done 
in long copper pans, set in brick arches covered by rough 
wooden sheds, to protect them. from, the inclement weather 
of Spring. The sugar season, always a short one, some- 
times required a day and night service of the attendant. 



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Sug-ar making was always a happy service for young people, 
who generally attended the " sugar off," and delighted to 
make the hot sugar into wax, by dropping it on a panful of 
clean snow or a cake of ice. In olden times it was not an 
unusual thing, to behold in an early Spring evening, the 
fire light from half a dozen sugar bushes from the village 
of Spafford Comers. The early farmers, in this town, not 
only made sugar for themselves, but had a surplus to sell 
to people in their localities. Muscovado, or a crude sugar 
made from Southern sugar cane, never was a very desir- 
able sweet,' and the clarified and granulated article is a 
matter of com.paratively recent origin. The making of 
maple sugar, in this locality, is growing less and less every 
year, and will soon be a lost art; there are even now very 
few maple groves worth the tapping. A cake of maple 
sugar will soon be a curiosity, and maple syrup on pan- 
cakes a luxury that the Vv^ealthy only can indulge in. 

MAPLE GROVES. 

Another noticeable and very regretable matter, which 
has occurred within the last fifty years, and which naturally 
affects the physical aspect of this town, is the destruction 
of nearly all the fine groves of trees, which once existed in 
close proximity to the villages and residences of the people. 
From appearances, the people who have possessed the land 
had an antipathy against both trees and shrubs, and have 
wielded the axe with an unsparing hand. With the trees 
have gone the Spring flowers and native birds, and all that 
feasted the eye and stirred the soul of man to higher aims 
and brighter thoughts. There is some satisfaction, however, 
in knowing there are some places in town so steep and 
rugged as to stay the course of the Avoodman's axe, and 
where there is still a retreat for trees, birds and flowers. 
There are a few shade trees along the waysides, particularly 
in the tv/o villages, but even these are a memory of fifty 
years ago. Very few, if any, fruit trees have been planted 
in a half century. We are very glad, however, to note that 
along the lake shore, where the summer residents have a 
foothold, there is a reaction from this general tendency to 
destruction and decay; here Nature, aided by sympathetic 
hands, is fast restoring the land to its primitive charms. 
We trust that the coming generation will catch some in- 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 93 

spiration from the Lakers, that will result in restoring the 
lands in this picturesque town from the vandalism of the 
last fifty years. 

HUNTING, PIGEONS, BIRDS, ETC. 

In the forepart of the nineteenth century every man and 
boy was a marksman, and possessed a rifle or a firing iron 
of some description. Fox hunting, hunting for black and 
gray squirrels, partridges, pigeons, rabbits, and other small 
animals and birds, afforded abundant sport for those who 
were so minded. Others found pleasure and profit in trap- 
ping fur bearing animals and in hunting for bee trees. 
All these pastimes are now practically a memory of the past ; 
and perhaps it is well it is so, for certainly it has always 
been a question whether the companionship of these birds 
and small anmals has not always been of more value to the 
people, than the temporary pleasure of the few who prac- 
ticed the art of killing them. 

There are a few who will remember when flocks of wild 
pigeons darkened the air with their Spring and Fall migra- 
tions ; now, not a bird is left to tell the story ; a few bobo- 
links still frequent our meadows in Summer time, and 
enliven our labors with their sweet warbling song ; but, like 
the pigeons, their days will soon be numbered and their song 
cease in the land. 

With the rapid flow of current events have also passed the 
old time quilting bees, paring bees, husking bees, and the 
old fashioned singing school; possibly there has something 
succeeded to take their place, but in innocent fun and 
generous sociability, we doubt if there will ever be a sub- 
stitute for these old time gatherings. 

JUDGE ELLIOTT ANTHONY. 

(From The Syracuse Herald of February 26, 1898.) 
" Elliott Anthony, one of the most illustrious sons of Onon- 
daga County, died on Thursday night, February 20, 1898, 
at Evanston, Illinois. For twelve years he was Judge of 
the Superior Court of Illinois, and one of the leading author- 
ities on law in the Middle West. He was born in Spafford 
on June 10th, 1827, of Quaker ancestors. His father, Isaac 
Anthony, married Pamelia Phelps of Vermont, and to them 
were bom sons and daughters. The sons were educated in 



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the academy at Homer. In the autumn of 1847, Elliott 
entered Hamilton College at Clinton, as sophomore. He 
was graduated in 1850 with high honors. 

" In the following year, he and his classmate, Joseph I. 
Hubbard, had charge of the Clinton Academy, in which 
Grover Cleveland was then a pupil. Anthony's first experi- 
ence at the school showed his character and determination. 
The school had the reputation of being hard to control, 
and had, previous to Mr. Anthony's advent, sent away in 
quick succession five or six teachers. When he entered the 
school-room on the first morning and called for order, there 
was a violent slamming of books and slates on the desks. 
He repeated the order, and a like demonstration followed. 
Without a word he walked through the center aisle to the 
back of the room, took two of the largest boys by their 
collars and dragged them to the front, where he knocked 
their heads together, and sent the lads to separate comers 
of the room. He again issued his command for order and 
it was obeyed. From that day on he had no further trouble 
with his school. A gray-haired man came into his Court 
room, where he was a Judge on the Chicago bench, and 
thanked the jurist for that trouncing, saying that he had 
learned more in that one day than he had in all his previous 
schooling. 

"Young Anthony pursued a course in law under Prof. 
Theodore W. Dwight, and was admitted to the bar at 
Oswego at 24 years. A year later, and after pleading his 
first case into a Court of Record in Sterling, 111., he returned 
to the East, married Mary, the sister of Professor Dwight, 
and a grand-daughter of President Dwight of Yale College, 
on July 14th, 1852. Returning West he went to Chicago, 
celebrating his first year of married life by compiling "A 
digest of the Illinois Reports," which was received with 
great favor by the legal profession. In 1858 he was elected 
City Attorney of Chicago, during which administration he 
became the means of establishing many new points in law, 
such as, that special assessments cannot be enjoined by a 
Court of Chancery, and that the City of Chicago cannot be 
garnisheed to collect salaries or wages of those employed 
by it. 

" Five years after his election he was chosen general 
solicitor of the greatest railway corporation then in the 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 95 

Northwest, the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad Com- 
pany. He was with it when the great fight over its con- 
solidation with the Chicago and North Western was on, 
and led the minority stockholders, in one of the most stub- 
bornly contested cases in railway law, and enlisted some of 
the most eminent capitalists of the country, among them 
Samuel J. Tilden. All the contentions of Mr. Anthony's 
brief were sustained, and the parties patched up their diffi- 
culties. Out of this brief grew " The Law Pertaining to 
the Consolidation of Railroads," which still remains a 
standard work on that important subject. 

" He was one of the leaders of the two great constitutional 
conventions held in Illinois in 1862 and 1870. In the second 
he v/as chairman of the executive committee, and also served 
upon the committee on judiciary and railroads. 

" Mr. Anthony was one of the founders of the Republican 
party in Illinois, and was a delegate to the first Republican 
Convention in Cook County. In 1880, when the conflict 
over the third term idea came up, he was elected chairman 
of the Cook Countj^ Convention, and delegate to the State 
Convention, where he became contesting delegate to the 
National Convention, where, in a stormy debate, he 
answered Green B. Baum, General Logan and Emory Storrs, 
and was finally admitted to the Convention which nomi- 
nated General Garfield for President. 

In the following Autumn he was elected to the bench of 
the Supeiior Court, vv^here he sat for twelve years. While 
on the bench Mr. Anthony devoted much time to the com- 
pilation of legal treatises, v/hich included a work entitled 
" Lavf of Self Defense," " The Trial by Jury in Criminal 
Cases," and " New Trials in Criminal Cases." His sketches 
of the Courts of England, published in "The Legal Adviser" 
attracted much attention about this time, as also did his 
treatise on " The Law of Arrest in Civil Cases." 

" In 1889 Mr. Anthony was honored by the degree of 
LL.L., conferred upon him by his Alma Mater, Hamilton 
College. 

" Among other v/orks that have come from his pen are : 
" The Constitutional History of Illinois," " The Stoiy of 
the Empire State," " Sanitation and Navigation," a series 
of articles published in the Western Magazine of History 
on "Old Virginia." 



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Mr. Anthony's first wife died in 1862, and eight years 
later he married her younger sister. For forty-five years 
he lived in Chicago, but for the last four years he made his 
home with his son, Charles E. Anthony, at Evanston. He 
is survived by two other sons, State Senator George D. 
Anthony, and Dr. Henry G. Anthony, making three in all." 

PROFESSOR SILAS M. BETTS. 

The following is an abridged extract, taken from Prof. 
Edward Smith's History of Syracuse Schools: 

" Silas M. Betts was born in Borodino in 1828. When 
a child he moved with his parents to Memphis, in this 
county, where he attended the public school. He also 
attended school at Warners, Onondaga Academy, and Homer 
Academy when Samuel Woolworth was principal. His first 
teaching was at Belle Isle in the winter of 1844-5. After 
this he attended the Normal School at Albany and graduated 
in 1849. 

Soon after, he became principal of School Number Nine 
in this city. In 1851 he was principal of Number Eleven, 
where he remained until his transfer to School Number 
Seven, in 1855. He taught in the latter school until his 
appointment as principal of a High School at Niles, Michi- 
gan, in 1859 ; and was instrumental in making the schools 
free in that State. While teaching in Michigan he held 
teachers' institutes in that State during vacation time. His 
health being impaired by overwork, he resigned the prin- 
cipalship of the Niles High School about 1860. After a 
rest for about a year, he accepted the Vice Principalship of 
the Normal School in the State of New Jersey. He con- 
tinued in this work for about three years, and then resigned 
to accept the Presidency of the American Guernsey Cattle 
Club at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Writing Mr. Smith 
from that Club, he said : " I have lived to see the schools 
made free in the State of New York, Michigan and New 
Jersey, and I trust they have all been made better by my 
labors. My most pleasant memories are connected with 
the schools of Syracuse." 

DR. JOHN COLLINS. 

Dr. John Collins came to Spafford Corners from Brook- 
field, Madison County, New York, where he was bom, about 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 97 

1830. His father and mother were of New England origin 
and came from Stonington, Connecticut, on or before 1796. 
He was educated in Hamilton Academy (now Colgate Uni- 
versity) , and in the Medical College in Castleton, Vermont, 
where he graduated in 1829. He came to Spafford Comers 
the next year, joined the Onondaga Medical Society, June 
14, 1831, and remained here in active practice of his pro- 
fession until about the time of his decease, August 15, 1853; 
he was buried in Spafford Cemetery. He first opened an 
office in Roundy's Tavern, where he boarded, but soon pur- 
chased a lot adjoining the hotel property on the south, 
where he erected an office. In 1831 he married Miss Mary 
Ann Roundy, daughter of Captain Asahel Roundy, and 
soon after remodeled his office into a dwelling house, where 
three of his first children, including the author of this 
sketch, were born. He then purchased a farm of fifty 
acres on the opposite side of the highway, which, prior to 
that, had successively been owned by Peleg Babcock, John 
Babcock, Silas Cox and Joseph Cole. He continued to 
reside on this farm until a short time before his decease, 
when he moved into a new house built by him just south, 
and adjoining the Union Meeting House lot; this he sold 
to a Dr. Davidson, preliminary to moving to Syracuse, but 
died prior to the transfer of his family to the latter place. 

In Bruce's History of Onondaga County appears the 
following : " Dr. John Collins came to Spafford about 1830, 
and practiced medicine until his decease, August 15, 1853. 
He was a descendant of Henry Collins, starchmaker, who 
came to America from Stepney Parish, London, England, 
in 1635, and settled in Lynn, Mass. Dr. Collins was of the 
seventh generation, in an unbroken line of Johns from 
Henry his emigrant ancestor. He was graduated from 
Castleton, Vermont Mediacl College in 1829, settled first in 
Madison County, but soon removed to this town, where he 
acquired a wide professional business. He was one of the 
leading physicians in the County during his career, and a 
prominent member of the County Medical Society. He was 
a fine botanist, knew the medical properties of almost all 
varieties of plants, held several important town offices, and 
was one of the first to espouse the cause of temperance. 

" Owing to the interaiarriage of his ancestors with well 
known families of Washington County, Rhode Island, a full 



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account of his lineage would involve the recital ot nearly 
every tradition, and nearly every early transaction of the 
State of Rhode Island, which is not within the province of 
this ai-ticle ; but of him it can be truthfully said, every drop 
of blood in his veins was English, pure and simple, in the 
strictest sense of the word. His boyhood was spent on the 
farm of his father in Brookfield, and was subject to all 
the hardships and deprivations of pioneer life; yet, with 
indomitable pluck and perseverance, he was able to acquire 
an excellent education for his time, and far above the 
average of the community in which he lived. Like many 
other young men he taught school several winters, to obtain 
the means to meet the expenses for a higher education. 
Soon after settling in Spafford he acquired an extensive 
practice in his chosen profession of medicine, and ever led 
an active life; commanding respect from all, and by merit 
alone was able to retain possession of his chosen field of 
labor, against the encroachment of all new comers. He was 
never an aspirant for office, yet for several years acted as 
School Commissioner and Postmaster, because the first was 
congenial to his tastes, and the latter involved no part of 
his personal attention, its duties being performed by his 
wife. He was one of the founders of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church at Spafford, and generally supported any good 
and worthy cause, which he believed would advance the 
moral interests and material welfare of his townspeople. 

" On the 4th day of April, 1831, he was united in mar- 
riage with Mary Ann Roundy, daughter of Captain Asahel 
Roundy, and sister of Prof. Charles 0. Roundy, first prin- 
cipal of the Syracuse High School, and by her had eight 
children ; two only of whom are still surviving. One of his 
sons. Captain George Knapp Collins, is a prominent attorney 
and counselor at law, in practice in the City of Syracuse, 
and during the War of the Rebellion served as Captain in 
the 149th New York Volunteers Infantry, with distinction. 
Dr. Collins was generally respected by his brethren of the 
medical profession, for his social and professional attain- 
ments. After a lapse of near half a century since his 
decease, his memory is treasured in nearly every household 
embraced with the scope of his labors, with affectionate 
regard." 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 09 

CAPTAIN GEORGE KNAPP COLLINS. 

Captain George K. Collins, author of this work, and son 
of Dr. John Collins and Mary Ann Roundy, his wife, was 
bom at Spafford Corners, April 15, 1837. As President of 
the Collins Family Re-Union, which holds its annual meet- 
ings in Madison County, New York, Captain Collins in 1901 
prepared and published a short genealogy of his branch of 
that family, by which it appears that his ancestors were 
originally Rhode Island Quakers, descended from Henry 
Collins, who came to this country in 1635, from Stepney 
Parish, London, England, and settled in Lynn, Mass. On 
both sides his family are of New England origin and 
patriotic stock; all four of his great grand-fathers havmg 
served in the patriot cause in the War of the Revolution, 
and his grandfather, on his mother's side, having com- 
manded a Company as Captain, during a tour of duty in the 
War of 1812 ; it was only following natural impulses of the 
blood that flowed in his veins, that he gave his services to 
the cause of his country, in the great War of the Rebellion. 

The following extract is taken from a recent publication 
concerning the subject of this sketch: "Captain Collins 
was mustered into the service of the United States, Septem- 
ber 18, 1862, as First Lieutenant in Company I, 149th Regt., 
N. Y. Vol. Inft., in the War of 1861, served for a period of 
near two years, and was brevetted Captain at the close of 
the war for meritorious services. He participated in all 
the battles, skirmishes and marches of the regiment, both 
in the Army of the Potomac and the Army of the Cumber- 
land, up to the time of his discharge, excepting the battle of 
Ringgold, from which he v/as prevented by injuries received 
in battle a few days previous. Among the engagements 
and campaigns in which he saw service were Chancellors- 
ville, Gettysburg, Wauhatchie, and Lookout Mountain. He 
was twice wounded, first at Chancellorsville and again at 
Lookout Mountain; the latter was the occasion of his dis- 
charge, which occurred April 24, 1864. He was admitted 
to the bar of the State of New York soon after his discharge 
from the Army of the United States, and soon after to the 
District Court of the United States and Department of the 
Interior. He is now engaged in active practice of his pro- 
fession at Syracuse, N. Y. He is Past Commander of Root 



100 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Post, G. A. R.; Past President of Central N. Y. Micro- 
scopical Club; Member of the National Microscopical 
Society; for fifteen or sixteen years he was Grand Treas- 
urer of the Royal Arcanum for the State of New York; 
he is a Companion of the Loyal Legion, New York Com- 
mandery; he is the author of the history of his regiment, 
entitled " Memoirs of the 149th Regt. N. Y. Vol. Inft., 3d 
Brig., 2 Div., 12th and 20th A. C.;" is a member of the 
Central New York Genealogical Society, and a member of 
the Sons of the American Revolution. 

" Captain Collins' father, who was a physician and sur- 
geon, died while residing in Spafford, a small country 
village, when the subject of this sketch was sixteen years 
of age, and a country boy living on a farm. A few months 
afterward Captain Collins, accompanied by his mother and 
two infant brothers, moved to the City of Syarcuse, and 
commenced the struggle of life under very discouraging 
circumstances, working alternately at whatever he could 
find to do, and going to school until the Spring of 1858, 
when he was graduated from the Syracuse High School, 
then considered an excellent educational institutinn. He 
then entered the law ofRce of the well known firm of D. 
and D. F. Gott, at Syracuse, as a student, but his labors 
were soon interrupted by the event of the Civil War, and 
his admission to the bar was delayed until about 1866. . 
Whatever success the Captain may have achieved at the 
bar, or otherwise, he owes to himself and the indomitable 
pluck and perseverance inherited from an excellent father 
and mother. He has never professed religion in the 
general accepted interpretation of that term, still he has 
generally attended the M. E. Church, of which his parents 
were members, and among other church offices was at one 
time Superintendent of the Sabbath School connected with 
that society. In habits of mind in relation to religious 
subjects. Captain Collins has a strong penchant to many of 
the characteristic tenets believed in and adhered to by his 
Quaker ancestors, for whom he cherishes a devout attach- 
ment." 

Captain Collins married early in life Catherine Sager, 
daughter of Jacob Sager and Rebecca Groot his wife, a 
member of a typical New York Knickerbocker family, by 
whom he had seven children, five of whom survive: Kath- 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK lOl 

arine Mary, Grace Virginia; Helen; Flora Belle, wife of 
William W. Wiard, and Clara Bessie, wife of William S. 
Teall, all of Syracuse, New York. 

PROFESSOR EZRA BABCOCK KNAPP. 

Ezra Babcock Knapp, son of Peter, Jr., was born in the 
town of Scott, Cortland County, N. Y., February 26, 1830, 
where he resided until three years of age. He then moved 
with his parents to Spafford, where he was brought up a 
farmer boy, on a farm near Spafford Corners, and received 
a common school education. He then attended the Cortland 
Academy at Homer and prepared himself for a teacher, 
an occupation which he followed from 1848 for twenty- 
three terms, and then entered the service of the well known 
school book publishing house of A. S. Barnes and Burr, and 
later with Taintor Bros, and Company. His field was 
mainly the New England and Middle States. Mr. Knapp 
has been closely identified with the Public Library in Skan- 
eateles, his place of residence since 1870, and donated to 
that institution a geological collection. In 1884 he was 
elected School Commissioner, and was re-elected in 1887, 
but declined the nomination for a third term, three years 
later. The honorary degree of Master of Arts was con- 
ferred upon him by Colgate University in 1887. He was 
elected President of the Village of Skaneateles in 1892, but, 
after having served in that capacity about six months, 
resigned on account of ill health. He married in 1857 Miss 
Loretta E. Wilson of Skaneateles, where they now reside. 
Mr. Knapp has been an ardent Republican since the organ- 
ization of that party, and takes a lively interest in State 
and National questions, and in all local matters which affect 
the community in which he resides. He has a well stored 
mind on scientific subjects, and particularly in matters 
relating to local geology. He has spent much time and 
research in the prosecution of the latter study, and in refer- 
ence to it his knowledge and opinions are deemed of great 
value. 

HON. MARTIN AUGUSTUS KNAPP. 

Hon. Martin Augustus Knapp, son of Justus N. and 
Polly P. (McKay) Knapp, was born in Cold Brook in this 
town, and educated in Homer and Cazenovia Academies,. 



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and the Wesleyan University at Middletown, Connecticut. 
After his graduation and the completion of his college 
course, he entered the law office of Oliver Porter, Esq., at 
Homer, N. Y., as a student, and afterwards accepted a 
clerkship in the law office of Hall and Chamberlin in Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., where he remained until he was admitted to 
the Bar of the State of New York in the year 18 — . Soon 
after Mr. Knapp was admitted to the Bar the latter firm 
was dissolved, and by the retirement of the senior member, 
and a new one organized, of which he was the junior and 
Mr. Chamberlin the senior member; the latter firm con- 
tinued for several years, doing a prosperous business, when 
Mr. Knapp withdrew, and for seven or eight years continued 
in business alone. The new firm of Knapp, Nottingham 
and Andrews was then formed and has continued without 
interrupation and with signal prosperity to the present day. 

During Mr. Knapp's business career in Syracuse, he 
has been City Attorney for one or two terms, has been 
School Commissioner of the Ward in which he resided, has 
once been a candidate for Mayor on the Republican ticket, 
but defeated, and is now Interstate Commissioner, by 
appointment under the General Government, an office which 
he has held for upwards of eight or ten years. 

Mr. Knapp possesses all the elements of busienss success, 
being a fine scholar, a good lawyer, a fluent speaker, affable 
in manner, and possessed of great industry and unexcep- 
tionable habits. He was united in marriage, many years 
ago, v.ith Marion H. Hotchkiss, of Middletown, Conn., 
whose acquaintance he made when attending the University 
at that place, but by her has had no issue. 

DR. JONATHAN KNEELAND. 

On the occsion of Dr. Jonathan Kneeland (son of Warren) 
attaining his 50th year in the Onondaga Medical Society, 
at a banquet held in the City of Syracuse, Dr. H. D. Didama 
of Syracuse, N. Y., in speaking of the guest of honor, said : 
" Dr. Jonathan Kneeland was born February 20, 1812, in 
a log cabin in Marcellus Township, between Skaneateles 
and Otisco Lakes. His father, Warren Kneeland, was an 
accomplished Yankee Schoolmaster, vv^ho taught in district 
schools for 30 years in Saratoga and Onondaga Counties — 
training, in 1798-9, the twigs which grew into sturdy trees 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 103 

on Pompey Hill. When but eleven years of age he (Jona- 
than) was apprenticed to learn the art of healing to Jere- 
miah Bumbus Whiting of Sempronius. Bumbus was a 
college graduate, and agreed to reward Kneeland for faithful 
services in ten years, with a horse and saddle-bags. This 
delightful experience and prospect was rudely ended, by 
the relapse of the learned Whiting to his old but relinquished 
habit of quaffing the flowing bowl. Jonathan returned to 
his father's log house, left home without leave when but 
fifteen years old, attended district, select, and academic 
schools, and taught for two winters at the encouraging 
remuneration of $10 and $18 per month. After this he 
went to Lane Seminary, where he taught for a while, and 
then entered the Collegiate Department a year in advance, 
under the old Presidency of Dr. Lyman Beecher. Prepar- 
ing about this time to go as a medical missionary to Persia, 
China, or Burmah, he attended m.edical lectures at the Ohio 
Medical College. This was in 1832, the year when the great 
epidemic of Asiatic Cholera devastated the country. Jona- 
than was sent to Cincinnati to study the disease, and came 
back to care for his fellow students at Lane Seminary, 
working day and night without undressing, and witnessing 
the death of ten of his associates. Then he was attacked 
himself by the dire disease, and under the eminent treatment 
of the learned Doctors Eberle and Drake, he became an 
altered man, his shrinking nature manifesting itself to 
such an extent, that his weight came down from 140 to 71 
pounds. The doctor was brought home to Marcellus, a 
distance of nine hundred miles, to die. For nine long years 
he was an invalid. His intellect during all this time, and 
ever after, remained clear and unclouded. He regained 
health, and with four relapses, has exercised delightfully 
ever since his faculty of fluent speech. In 1841 he gave up 
his life plans to the practice of medicine in his native land. 
He open an office in Vesper, then removed to Thorn Hill, 
where he remained twelve years. 

" Dr. Kneeland has received the honorary degree of 
M. D. from the Regents of the University of New York,, 
and also from the Ohio Medical College. These were con- 
ferred for well kno^vn merit, and were unsought by the 
deserving doctor. Dr. Kneeland faithfully attended at the 
various county. State and National Medical Societies to 



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which he belonged. He was a delegate to the State Medical 
Society for four years, and an active member for twenty 
years, serving many times as censor. He has been for 
thirty-five years a member of the American Medical Asso- 
ciation. Bright, witty, humorous, learned and instructive, 
he has often awakened a dull and prosy meeting into one 
of vigorous activity. He has written many papers on 
various diseases and medical subjects. He held the office 
of Coroner eighteen years, Superintendent of Onondaga 
Indians twenty-five years, and for ten years was their 
physician. He has many friends. He has observed strictly 
the golden rule, and is generally loved for his affectionate 
disposition. 

" Dr. Kneeland married Mariam Dwelle, February 7, 
1845, and to whom were born three children : Frank Joel, 
born December 10, 1845, married Etta Edwards at White- 
hall, Wisconsin, December 5, 1883, died October 15, 1898; 
Martin Dwelle, born September 24, 1848, married Sarah 
A. Lord, and resides at Roxbury, Mass.; and Stella, born 
February 20, 1854, graduated at Holyoke Seminary, 
teacher in Syracuse High School five years, married Fred- 
erick Colburn Eddy, Cashier of the Bank of Syracuse, and 
resides at Syracuse, N. Y." 

Dr. Kneeland died and was buried at South Onondaga, 
N. Y., where he had been physician and surgeon for many 
years. 

COLONEL WILLIAM W. LEGG. 

The following is an abstract from a published obituary 
notice, appearing in the public press at the time of his 
decease : 

" Col. William W. Legg died at the residence of his son- 
in-law, William H. Bass, near Borodino, on Sunday last, 
in the 79th year of his age. He was born in Spafford, 
February 18, 1814, and continued to reside in his native 
town until his decease. He married Minerva A. Prindle, 
daughter of Hon. Joseph Prindle, formerly of this town, 
with whom he lived in happy marital relations for over 
fifty years, her death preceding his own by about four years. 
In politics he was originally a Whig, and subsequently 
accepted the nomination of Sheriff on the Know-Nothing 
Ticket, but on the breaking out of the Civil War joined the 




PROF. CHARLES O. ROUNDY 



SPAFFOKD, ONONBAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK IO5 

Republican Party, with which he afterwards continued, 
vigorously sustaining its principles and giving to it his full 
support, in suppressing the rebellion and preserving the 
Union. When a young man he joined the State Militia, 
and continued his connection with it until he had risen from 
rank to rank, to that of Brigadier General in that organ- 
ization. At the time of the breaking out of the Civil War, 
he was offered the Colonelcy of a regiment in the volunteer 
service, but on account of age and sickness in his family, 
was obliged to decline the flattering offer. Colonel Legg 
was not an aspirant for political honors, yet occasionally 
was induced to serve his town, by the acceptance of minor 
offices within its gift; among these was Supervisor. He 
also received the appointment of Postmaster from the 
General Government, both at Spafford Corners and Boro- 
dino. Col. Legg was a public spirited and useful citizen, 
and he had many friends; his death was generally 
regretted." 

PROFESSOR CHARLES 0. ROUNDY. 

Mr. Edward Smith, formerly Superintendent of Syracuse 
Schools, in speaking of Prof. Roundy, said : 

" Prof. Charles 0. Roundy, son of Captain Asahel Roundy, 
was born in Spafford, Onondaga County, New York, May 
23, 1823. He received his education in the public schools 
of his native town and in Homer Academy. The degree of 
A. M. was conferred upon him by Hamilton College in 1853. 
Almost his entire active life has been spent in teaching, 
beginning in his native town at eighteen years, soon after 
leaving Homer Academy. He afterwards taught as Prin- 
cipal in the Skaneateles and Baldwinsville Academies, 
coming from the latter place to Syracuse in 1852, and taking 
the Principalship of old No. 5, where he remained in charge 
until the establishment of the Syracuse High School in 1855. 
He was then installed as Principal of the latter school, and 
remained as such until failing health compelled him to 
resign, in the Spring of 1871. After a year or two of 
travelling, combined with some light work, he again began 
teaching as Principal of the Union Free School at Moravia, 
N. Y., and remained there ten years. Leaving there he 
spent a year or more in Dakota, and then returned to his 
farm in the town of Skaneateles, N. Y. Mr. Roundy was 



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always noted for his zeal and enthusiasm as a teacher, and 
when engag'ed as such spared no labor, however exacting, 
that he might have something new to present to his classes 
the coming day, illustrative of the principles to be eluci- 
dated, or to awaken interest in his pupils. Until late at 
night, with his books about him, he would continue to study 
and investigate until he had mastered his subject, and then 
would appear before his classes the next day, to inspire 
them with something of his ovm spirit. His pupils in this 
city, graduates of the High School, for sixteen years, will 
never forget the love for study, and the ambition awakened 
in them for learning by his eneregtic spirit." 

One of his former pupils, and now a successful teacher 
herself, in a recent publication, said of him: 

"Professor Roundy's personality was wonderful. The 
pupil must have been obtuse indeed who could successfully 
resist his forceful logic. Other principals may have been 
m.ore polished, but none were better loved than he. The 
snows of many winters have fallen upon his grave, over 
which has been erected a monument by his former pupils, 
attesting a love that endures beyond the grave. Pupils who 
through his teaching have attained eminence in the sciences, 
on the rostrum, at the bar and in every walk of life. 

" Professor Roundy was a student to the day of his death, 
digging and delving as a day laborer in the rich mines of 
abstruse sciences, and making himself a master of all he 
sought. He died at his home in Skaneateles, September 30, 
1892, and a fev;- days afterwards was buried in Indian 
Mound Cemetery at Moravia, followed to the grave by many 
of his former pupils, sincere mourners of a dear teacher 
and friend." 

HON. SIDNEY SMITH. 

The following are extracts taken from obituary notices 
appearing in the public press, at the time of the decease of 
Mr. Smith, September 10th, 1900. 

" In the death of Sidney Smith, which occurred at his 
residence on West Lake Street, in the village of Skaneateles, 
Monday morning, September 10, 1900, this village lost one 
of its oldest and most respected residents. He was born in 
the town of Spafford, in the vicinity of Borodino, January 
29, 1815, on the farm of which he was the owner at the 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 107 

time of his decease ; he moved from this farm in 1870 and 
come to this village, where he resided ever afterwards. His 
ancestors were of New England patriotic stock, his grand- 
father Job Smith, being an officer in the Connecticut Line 
in the War of the Revolution, and his father Lewis Smith 
being a Lieutenant in the War of 1812. His father was also 
a Member of Assembly in the New York Legislature, and 
at one time Sheriff of the County of Onondaga. Mr. Lewis 
Smith came to the town of Spafford, (then Marcellus) , with 
his father. Job Simth, about 1795, married Chloe Benson 
of Owasco, and brought up a remarkable family of children 
near Borodino, in the old New England way, among whom 
was the subject of this sketch, Mary Smith of Skaneateles, 
Dr. J. Lewis Smith of New York City, William Smith, Esq., 
an attorney at law, late of Sacramento, California, and Dr. 
Stephen Smith, also of New York City. 

" Mr. Sidney Smith first married Adelia E. Blodgett, who 
died in 1843. He then married Miss Jennie A. Calkins, 
by whom were born his only children : Adelia, wife of Prof. 
H. F. Miner, Principal of the Skaneateles Academy, and 
Anna W. Smith, both residents of Skaneateles. Mr. Smith's 
last wife died in Skaneateles in 1887. 

" Mr. Smith, while on the farm (in 1856), was elected a 
Member of Assembly in the New York Legislature, and 
after coming to this village was elected Justice of the Peace, 
an office which he held for about ten years. He was fre- 
quently called upon to act as executor and administrator, a 
function which he performed to the satisfaction of every 
one. He was made administrator, with the will annexed, 
of the estate of the late Charles Pardee of this village, and, 
after seventeen years of litigation, finally settled his 
accounts to the satisfaction of every one concerned. 

" During the later years of his life he lived quietly, 
managing his Spafford farm, in which he took great 
interest, and attended to his insurance business in this 
village. He had a clear recollection of the early events of 
his native town and vcinity, (and the writer of this work 
is pleased to acknowledge his indebtedness to him for much 
valuable information in the preparation of this work.) 

" Mr. Smith was a Republican in politics, and attended 
the Baptist Church in Skaneateles village. The writer of 
one of his obituary notices says of him : " His life was one 



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of faithful service to dailj^ duties, a life of unusual good 
health and genial disposition, a life of many friendships 
and no enemies ; all men at all times found him reliable." 

SANFORD THAYER. 

Sanford Thayer, Artist, son of Sanford and Sally Miner 
Thayer, was born in Cato, New York, July 19, 1820, and in 
early boyhood moved with his parents to Cold Brook. His 
father, who was a wheelwright by occpuation, died at the 
latter place, August 26, 1836, leaving him surviving a large 
family of small children in indigent circumstances. Soon 
after his father's decease young Thayer who was then about 
seventeen years of age and the oldest of Sally Miner's chil- 
dren, left home and sought emplojonent in John Legg's 
wagon shop, in the village of Skaneateles; here he met 
CharlesElliott, who was then engaged in painting pictures 
on the back of the old fashioned high back sleighs and 
cutters, then in use, and which were then being manu- 
factured by Mr, Legg. The life of Thayer up to this period 
had been spent in the woods and fields; he was an ardent 
fisherman, and had become a lover of nature in all its forms 
and features; it was therefore natural, when these two 
artistic loving natures met, that an abiding friendship grew 
up between them. In these early years, when Thayer was 
in his prime and beauty, Elliott painted his celebrated 
portrait of him, which was exhibited in this and foreign 
countries, and first called attention to the latter, and estab- 
lished his reputation as one of the great artists of the world. 
Young Thayer, under the tutelage of Elliott, made rapid 
progress in the use of pencil and brush, and his reputation 
as an artist was also soon established in Central New York ; 
from the time of the meeting of these two men the course 
of Thayer in the realm of art was ever onward and upward. 
At an early date he established himself in Syracuse as a 
portrait painter, and retained a studio there until the time 
of his decease. As a painter of portraits he had in early 
years many flattering commissions, and after the decease 
of Elliott, it can be truthfully said of him that in this field 
of art he stood for many years without a rival in Central 
New York. His inherent love of nature led him frequently 
to visit the Adirondack Wilderness, and his numerous 
sketches of that wild and rugged country have always been 




SANFORD THAYER, ARTIST 




JEFFERSON J. BROWN 



SPAFFOKB, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 109 

sought after, and demanded a good price. Me was a true 
lover of Nature, and always interpreted her in his pictures 
in her happiest mood. The woods, the lakes, the fields, the 
fiTiits and the flowers, seemed to inspire him with their 
beauty and charms, and in his portrayal of them he appeared 
at his best. 

He married Nancy H. Smith in 1850, and by her had two 
children: Mary Brownell, born in 1852 and died in 1853, 
and Albert F. Thayer, born in 1858. The latter lived to 
manhood, married a Miss Carrie Cook, but died without 
issue. Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Thayer died in Syracuse, the 
former in the Fall of 1881. 

TOWN OFFICERS. 

On the first Tuesday of April, 1812, one year after the 
formation of the town, there was held a town meeting at 
the house of Elisha Sabins, at which were elected the follow- 
ing officers, constituting the first public officials of this 
town: 

John Babcock, Supervisor; Sylvester Wheaton, Town 
Clerk; Benjamin Stanton, Asahel Roundy and Elijah Knapp, 
Assessors; Asahel Roundy, Jonathan Berry and Adolphus 
French, Commissioners of the Poor ; Levi Foster, Constable 
and Collector; Sylvanus Learned and James Williamson, 
Commissioners of Public Land; Elisha Sabins, Pound 
Master; Nehemiah Billings, Ebenezer Grout, Samuel 
Holmes, Daniel Scranton, James Whitman, Joel Palmer, 
Cornelius Williamson, Asahel Roundy, and Amos Reed, 
Pathmasters. 

From the foregoing the reader will discover the names of 
some of the first residents of the town, and their status 
among their fellows. It would be a very unprofitable 
matter to give the names of all who have held office since 
this first meeting, and besides any list would be more or 
less imperfect, for the reason that some of the first officers 
were appointed, and not elected, and no town record made 
of them ; also some of the leaves in the first book of records 
have been lost and destroyed, leaving the record incomplete. 
The following is believed to be a perfect list of the Super- 
visors elected in town, from the beginning to the present 
time: 

John Babcock, 1812; Asahel Roundy, 1813-19; Peleg 



110 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Shearman, 1820-22; Erastus Barber, 1823-4; Peleg Shear, 
man, 1826 ; Asahel Roundy, 1826 ; Phineas Hutchens, 1827 ; 
Asahel Roundy, 1828-9; Daniel Baxter, 1830-2; John R. 
Lewis, 1833-36; Charles R. Vary, 1837-8; John R. Lewis, 
1839-41; Joseph Bulfinch, 1844; William O'Farrell, 1845; 
Joseph Bulfinch, 1846; William W. Legg, 1847; Russel M. 
Burdick, 1848; William W. Legg, 1849; Oscar E. Moseley, 
1850; Thomas B. Anderson, 1851; James H. Isdell, 1852; 
John L. Mason, 1853-55 ; Reuben T. Breed, 1856 ; Samuel S. 
Kneeland, 1857-59 ; David Becker, 1860 ; Edwin S. Edwards, 
1861-3; Orrin Eddy, 1864-6; Uriah Roundy, 1867-69; 
Samuel H. Stanton, 1870-1; Justus N. Knapp, 1872; John 
McDowell, 1873-74; Henry Weston, 1875-7; Benjamin Mc- 
Daniels, 1878-80 ; Van Dyke Tripp, 1881-3 ; Perry F. Wood- 
worth, 1884-6; Harry J. Haight, 1887; William H. Bass, 
1888 ; Willard Norton, 1889 ; William H. Bass, 1890 ; Marcus 
Patterson, 1891-3; Willard Norton, 1894-5; John Unckless, 
1896-7; Caleb E. King, 1898-9-1900; Marcus Patterson, 
1900-1903. 

COMPANY AND GENERAL TRAINING. 

From a very early period the American people have been 
accustomed to the use of firearms. Nearly every household 
in the town of Spafford, in early times, had a gun of some 
sort for the purpose of defense ; and in fact a man, entering 
the primeval forests which at first covered these hills, would 
have been foolhardy without a trusty rifle at his side. 

Our emigrant ancestors had hardly landed on American 
soil, before they discovered they had not only to deal with 
the wild beasts of the forests, but the American Indian was 
disposed to contest every advance made by them in the 
occupation of the land ; so, almost at the beginning of their 
settlements about Massachusetts Bay, they were called to- 
gether for military drill and Company organization. This 
first organization is now known as the " Ancient and Honor- 
able Artillery Copmany of Boston." When new colonies 
were established other military organizations were formed, 
so that, eventually, every community throughout the inhabit- 
able portion of these United States had its separate military 
company or organization, which was fully armed, equipped, 
drilled, and ready for any emergency that might arise. 

This universal military organization, known as the 




EDWIN S. EDWARDS 



SPAFFORD, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK HI 

Militia, was continued in the town of Spafford down to a 
period subsequent to the War of the United States v/ith our 
Sister Republic of Mexico. Every man in town capable of 
bearing arms, not exempt by law, was enrolled in some 
Company or military organization and obliged, under 
penalty of Court Martial to keep himself armed and 
equipped, and to attend Company and battalion drill when 
ordered. 

There was generally at least one battalion drill, known as 
" General Training," in each year; these were holiday occa- 
sions, looked forward to by old and young as periods of 
general festivity and enjoyment. 

A man holding a commission as an officer, in one of these 
early m.ilitary organizations, was generally looked up to 
and respected in the community where he resided, for the 
distinction conferred upon him, and was generally addressed 
by his military title. 

Soon after the Mexican War compulsory service in the 
State Militia was discontinued, and that organization ever 
since has been maintained by volunteering. 

SOLDIERS. 

Among the Soldiers of the American Revolution who 
settled in the town of Spafford were the following: 

Paymaster Job Smith Oliver Hyde 

Captain Samuel Holmes Elias Jackson 

Stephen Albro Peter Knapp 

Allen Breed Joseph Lewis 

Thompson Burdick Jesse Manly 

James Churohell David Owen 

John Churchell Gilbert Palm.er 

Elias Davis Samuel Prindle 

Robert Fulton Job Smith 

John Green Isaac Town 

James Hiscock Benjamin Wallace 

Samuel Holmes Henry Wentworth 

Among those who served in the War of 1812 were : 

Captain Asahel Roundy Jabez Melvin 

Lieut. Phineas Hutchens Isaac Mills 

Lieut. Lewis Smith Moses Norton 

Stephen Applebe Samuel Parker 

Samuel Barber Silas Randall 



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ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 



John Beelar Samuel G. Seeley 

Thompson Burdick, Jr. Russell Tinkham 

Kelley Case Cornelius Williamson 

William Dedrick Samuel Gale 

The town of Spafford contributed the following soldiers 
to the Union Army, during the War of the Rebellion of 
1861: 



Lieut. George J. Foster 
William B. Allen 
George C. Anderson 
William H. Brown 
John M. Churchill 
Porter Davis 
William Derbin 
Ensign D. Filkins 
William E. Fisher 
Horatio Harrington 
George L. Hines 
William Henry Lyon 
Phineas B. Marshall 
William H. Moon 
George Anthony 
John Anderson 
Ira W. Burdick 
Daniel Bradley 
George W. Case 
Sidney Case 
Asa Clark 
Van Buren Davis 
Lewis Davis 
Edgar Alonzo Eddy 
Charles H. Enos 



William Nesbitt 
Parmenus Norton 
Perry Norton 
Willard Norton 
Jacob Pollock 
Francis H. Patterson 
Charles Weston Roundy 
John Unckless 
John A, Uncless 
George A. Patten 
Edwin S. Van Benschoten 
Napoleon B. Wallace 
James B, Wilber 
Perry F. Woodworth 
Martin Goff 
James Nesbit 
James McCausey 
George Phippins 
George W. Ripley 
Calvin P. Stanton 
James Stringham 
Henry Sage 
Santa Anna Wallace 
John Worth 
Samuel Williams 



Part II 



Mortuary Records 
with Genealogical Notes 



OF THE 



Town of Spafford 
Onondaga County, New York 



BT 



Captain George Knapp Collins 



PUBLISHED BY 



Onondaga Historical Association 



DIHLER PRBB8 
181T 



INTRODUCTION 



There are nine burial places within the town of Spaftord, 
six public and three private, none of which have been 
incorporated, although some steps have been taken in that 
direction in two instances, but as yet there is no public 
record of any act of that kind. Of the six public cemeteries 
two, known as the old Borodino and the Nunnery Ceme- 
teries, have been abandoned and are now in disuse, leaving 
four, one at Borodino, one at Spafford Comers, one at Cold 
Brook, and one at Spafford Hollow, still in public use and 
in fair condition. Of the three private burial plots, known 
as the Davis, Lewis, and Stanton Yards, only the latter is 
now in the possession and keeping of the family making use 
of it, and is in fair condition, but in the case of the other 
two, which have gone out of the possession of the original 
families for whose use they were set apart, they are sadly 
neglected and gone to waste, as such plots sooner or later 
always will be under similar circumstances. 

Outside of the places enumerated above, there is a single 
grave of a Mrs. Parker, on the Breed Farm on Lot No. 11, 
Tully, and there is said to be one or two unmarked graves on 
Lot 77, Marcellus ; but as to these, in the absence of stones 
to designate them, even the names of those interred cannot 
now be ascertained. 

Just north of the town line, in the adjacent town of 
Marcellus, is a public cemetery connected with the Thorn 
Hill Baptist Church, which is quite generally used by the 
people residing in the northern end of this town as a burial 
place for their dead. The tombstone records of this Ceme- 
tery also appear in the following pages, as a full statement 
of the dead of this town would be incomplete without them. 

In closing this brief introduction it seems proper to say 
that, in the preparation of the following pages, it become 
necessary to visit the several burial places located in this 
town, and observe their condition. It appears that, in many 



4 ©NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

instances, private care and attention has been bestowed 
upon portions of the several general cemeteries now in use, 
but there has been no general or systematic care and atten- 
tion given to these burial places, such as the enlightened and 
progressive spirit of the present age seems to demand. 
These four public cemeteries, now in use, should be incor- 
porated, and proper officials appointed, who will receive the 
generous gifts which tender and loving hearts are always 
willing to make, for purposes of this kind, and judiciously 
expend the same in beautifying, preserving and caring for 
these sacred places, made hallowed by the ashes of our 
beloved dead. 



Mortuary Records and Genealogical Notes 

ACKLES. 

Almira (Davis), wife of Ovid Ackles, died February 14, 
1861, age 34 years. 

Ovid Ackles, son of Horton and Mary Ackles, and 
grandson of William Ackles, was bom in LaFayette, N. Y., 
and came to this town, with his parents and his brother 
Samuel, about 1840; his father and mother returned to 
LaFayette, where the former died in 1880, and the latter 
in 1883. Ovid Ackles married (1) Almira Davis, daughter 

of Zebulon and Hannah (Ames) Davis, (2) Cook, 

and (3) Esther Cornue. After the decease of his first wife, 
he also returned to LaFayette, where he died. His childrn 
by his first wife, born in Spafford, were : Robert, married 
Cecelia Woolsey; Mary, married Martin Strail; Frank H., 
married Flora Garfield, daughter of Daniel Garfield of La- 
Fayette; and George H., married Jennie Carr. By his 
second wife (Cook) Mr. Ackles had one daughter, Dora, 
married Louis Ruhlman; and by his third wife (Esther 
Cornue), Mr. Ackles had: Jennie and Lena, each now 
(1899) residing in Tully unmarried. 

William Ackles, the grandfather of Ovid Ackles, at an 
early date came from Orange County, N. Y., first to Cayuga 
County, and then to LaFayette, with five brothers and a 
sister: John, Charles, Brant, Richard, Tartulus and Sarah, 
and resided there until his decease. 

Robert Ackles (son of Ovid) by his wife, Cecilia Woolsey, 
had several children. 

Frank H. Ackles (son of Ovid), who is a commercial 
traveler, by his wife Flora Garfield, has one son, Horace F. 
Ackles, who is unmarried, an artist, and resides in 
Washington, D. C. 

George H. Ackles, (the third son of Ovid), resides in 
Preble, N. Y., and by his wife Jennie Carr had : Mortimer 
A., married Annie Colton, daughter of David Colton, Editor 
of Skaneateles Demcorat, resides in Skaneateles, N. Y.: 



C ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Harley Jaman Ackles, unmarried, assistant editor Skane- 
ateles Democrat, resides in Skaneateles, N. Y. ; and Ina May 
Ackles unmarried. 

(Thorn Hill) 

Matilda (Spaulding), wife of Samuel Ackles, Died 
January 15, 1864, age 36 years, 9 months, 8 days. 

Samuel Ackles, son of Horton and Mary Ackles and 
grandson of William Ackles, was bom in Christian Hollow, 
in the town of LaFayette, N. Y., May 20, 1819. He came 
to this town with his parents and brother, Ovid Ackles, 
about 1840. Like his father before him he is a farmer; 
resides near Thorn Hill, N. Y. ; he married (1) Matilda 
Spaulding, daughter of Isaac and Didama (Allen) Spauld- 
ing, February 10, 1853, and (2) Mary Harvey, daughter of 
Paul and Sally (Hisocck) Harvey. By his second wife Mr. 
Ackles had two children : Grace, bom March 4, 1868, mar- 
ried Frank B. Mills, (seedman at Rose Hill) , son of George 
C. and Eliza J. (Finch) Mills, P. 0., Rose Hill, N. Y., (they 
have one son, Frank B. Mills, Jr.) ; and W. Harvey Ackles, 
bom October 22, 1870, married Nettie Smith; he is a 
farmer, residing near Thorn Hill, N. Y. Mr. Samuel 
Ackles' first wife, Matilda Spaulding, was a descendant of 
Edward Spaulding, who settled in Braintree, Mass., about 
1634, and died at Chelmsford in the same State about 1653, 
in the eighth generation: Matilda, Isaac, Jeremiah, Jere- 
miah, Isaac, Edward, John, Edward. 

(Borodino) . 

ADAMS. 

In Memory of Roderick C. Adams, Died July 27, 1844, 
age 70 years, 7 months, 7 days. 

(Borodino) . 
Philander C, son of Roderick C. and Nancy Adams, Died 
November 17, 1844, age 16 years, 9 months, 22 days. 

(Borodino). 
In Memory of Timothy Adams, who died 16 August, 
1812, in the 52 year of his age. 

(On February 25, 1806, he received a deed of the north 
half of the States Hundred Acres on lot 74, Marcellus, 
and conveyed the same in March following, without wife. 
In his will, dated January 29, 1812, and probated September 



8PAPF0RD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH CaSNEALOGICAL NOTES 7 

5th of the same year, after a small bequest to the lit 
Baptist Church of Marcellus, (Thorn Hill), he gave his 
estate equally to his mother, Reley Adams, and his sisters, 
Lydia Case and Rebecca Woodford.) 

(Old Cemetery, Borodino). 

ADLAM. 

Stephen, son of Richard and Charlotte Adlam, Died 
March 24, 1872, age 20 years. 

(Richard and Charlotte Adlam, bom in England, were 
the common ancestors of the Spafford Hollow Adlams.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Emma Jane, daughter of Richard and Charlotte Adlam, 
died July 5, 1854, age 1 year 9 months. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Alice P. (Moss), wife of John Adlam, died January 6, 

1891, age 30 years, 5 months. (John Adlam, son of Richard 

and Charlotte Adlam, married Alice P. Moss, daughter of 

William Moss.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
R. Lewis, son of John and Alice P. (Moss) Adlam, died 
January 15, 1891, age 11 months, 

(Spafford Hollow). 

ALBRO. 

Freelove, wife of Stephen Albro, died January 23, 1838, 
age 75 years. (Stephen Albro was a soldier of the 
Revolution.) (Borodino.) 

ALLEN. 

Aaron Allen, died October 25, 1848, in 68 years. 

(Aaron Allen, at the time of his decease, resided on lot 
52, Marcellus, in the present town of Skaneateles. In his 
will, dated October 17, 1848, and probated January 10, 
1849, he mentioned his wife Tryphena S. Allen, and his 
children: Julia S. Wiltsie, Harriet R. Benedict, Mary D. 
Allen, and Arvine K. Allen.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Tryphena S., wife of Aaron Allen, died October 12, 1873, 
age 90 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



fi •NONDAGA HISTOmCAL ASSOdATIOK 

Ellen M., daughter of Aaron and Tryphena S. AUctl, 
died May 22, 1856, age 22 years, 5 months, 5 days. 
"Reader stand still and drop a tear, 
Think of the dust that slumbers here. 
And when you read the fate of me 
Think of the glass that runs for thee." 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Mary D. Allen, (daughter of Aaron and Tryphena S. 
Allen) , died April 26, 1892, age 71 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

ALVORD. 

Deary, son of Thomas R. and Sarah A. (Webster) 
Alvord, died September 10, 1864, age 4 years, 8 days. 

(Thomas R. Alvord married Sarah A. Webster, daugh- 
ter of William and Mary Webster.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

ANDERSON. 

John Anderson, died September 30, 1890, age 83 years, 
3 months, 16 days. 

(He was bom June 14, 1807, and married Catherine 
Olds, June 25, 1832. Mr. Anderson was, for many years, 
Captain of an Artillery Company organized at Borodino, 
where he resided nearly all his lifetime. In his will, dated 
September 23, 1890, and probated December 1, 1890, he 
mentions his wife Catherine (Olds) Anderson, and his 
children : John H. Anderson of Georgetowm, California ; and 
George C. Anderson of Spafford; he also mentions his 
daughter-in-law, Delphene Anderson, wife of John H.; his 
sister, Catherine Tupper of Michigan ; and his niece, Betsey 
Tupper, daughter of his sister Catherine. George C. 
Anderson is an employee of the general government at 
Washington and unmarried.) 

(Borodino.) 

Catherine Olds Anderson, (wife of John Anderson), 
died March 13, 1891, aged 78 years and 3 days. 

(Borodino.) 

Jennie, daughter of John and Catherine (Olds) Ander- 
son, died Januaiy 11, 1880, age (No stone.) 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 9 

Cornelius Anderson, died June 9, 1843, age 30 years. 
(He was a brother of John Anderson and died unmarried.) 

(Borodino.) 
Rebecca Anderson, died October 22, 1830, age 24 years. 
(She was an adopted daughter of Stephen Smith and died 
unmarried.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 



Among the Andersons who resided in this town, and 
who left no dead were : Thomas B. Anderson and his three 
sisters: Eliza, Susan and Louisa, who were bom on the 
east shore of Maryland, and from there first moved to Eli- 
cott Mills in the same State, and at an early date to this 
town and settled in Borodino. Thomas B., married Caro- 
line Grout, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Clark) Grout, 
he was a merchant. He and his wife died in Pennsylvania, 
but were buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N. Y. ; 
they were father and mother of Mrs. R. A. Bonta, whose 
husband is Cashier of New York State Banking Company 
of Syracuse, N. Y. ; Eliza, married Edward Baxter, died 
and was buried in Liverpool, N. Y. ; Susan, married Thomas 
Jenkins at Elicott Mills, Md., she died in Syracuse, N. Y., 
mother of Clinton Jenkins of Syracuse, N. Y. ; and Louisa, 
married Orrin Stebbins, resided in Betts' Corner, but died 
and was buried in Phoenix, Oswego County, N. Y. 

ANDREWS. 

Little George, son of Dudley and Calista (Perkins) 
Andrews, died August 31, 1853, age 6 months. 

(Dudley Andrews was a son of Elder Benjamin 
Andrews, who came from Groton, Tompkins County, N. Y., 
and for many years ministered over the Baptist Church at 
SpafFord Comers. By his wife Mary, Elder Andrews had 
the following children: Dudley, m. Calista Perkins, 
daughter of Hopkins and Polly Perkins; John P., m. 

Harriet ; Christopher, died unmarried; Susan, 

m. Nelson Perkins, son of Hopkins and Polly Perkins; 
Mary, m. (1) Nelson Shaw, (2) Stephen Foote; Sophia, 
m. in Groton and never came to this town; Lovlna, 
m. Elder Bennett ; and Melissa F., m. Asahel M. Roundy, 
son of Asahel and Hannah (Weston) Roundy. 



10 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

John Andrews, by his wife Harriet, had the following: 
Dudley B., m. Helen Ripley, daughter of David and Sarah 
Jane (Eliot) Ripley, (7 children) ; Sophia, m. Charles 
Ripley, son of David and Sarah Jane (Eliot) Ripley, (3 
children) ; and Benjamin, died in the army in Florida, near 
close of War of 1861. 

(Cold Brook.) 

ANGEL 

In memory of Anna, wife of Abraham Angrel, died 
February 17, 1839, age 79 years, 3 months, 13 days. 
" Gk) home my friends 
Wipe off your tears. 
Here I must lie 

'Till Christ appears." 
(She came to this town about 1830, and probably 
resided with her daughter, Polly Angel, wife of Peleg 
Sprague, on lot 10, Sempronius, in the Nunnery settlement. 
In her will, dated September 1, 1834, and probated April 30, 
1839, she mentioned her children : Polly Sprague, wife of 
Peleg Sprague, and (Gerusha) Mehitable Lewis), wife of 
Gershom Lewis.) 

(Borodino.) 

ANTHONY. 

Isaac Anthony, (son of Giles and Alice (Chase) An- 
thony) , born August 12, 1796, died November 16, 1858. 

(Borodino.) 

(Mr. Anthony was of Quaker descent and born in Ports- 
mouth, R. I. He came to this town from Cambridge, Wash- 
ington Co., N. Y., where he probably married his wife Par- 
melia Phelps, daughter of Daniel Phelps, and settled June 
10, 1823, on Lot 12, Sempronius, where he remained until 
his decease. 

His emigrant ancestor, John Anthony, (born 1607, died 
July 28, 1675) came to this country, April 16, 1630, from 
Hemstead, England, in the ship Hercules, and finally settled 
in Portsmouth, R. I., where he was made freeman, March 
16, 1641. His wife Susanna died in 1675. Their children 
were : John, Susannah, Elizabeth, Joseph and Abraham. 
Abraham Anthony (John) , died Octobed 10, 1727. He was 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES H 

Deputy in 1703-4-5-7-8-9-10-11. In the years 1709-10 he 
held the office of Speaker of the House of Deputies. He 
married December 26 1671, Alice Wodell, daughter of 
William and Mary Wodell, and by her had: (at Ports- 
mouth, R. L), the folloiwng children: John, Susanna, 
Mary, William, Susanna (2), Mary (2), Abraham, Thomas, 
Alice, James, Amy, Isaac and Jacob. 

Abraham Anthony, Jr., (Abraham, John) bom April 
21, 1682, married February 7, 1716-7 at Swansey, R. I., 
Elizabeth Gray, and had children : (first seven in Swansey, 
and the balance in Portsmouth) as follows: Abraham, 
Mary, Edward, Thomas, Philip, Elizabeth, Isaac, Sarah, 
Elisha, Jonathan, Peleg and Daniel. 

Isaac Anthony (Abraham, Abraham, John) bom 7th, 
3 m 1727 at Swansey, R. I. (ml) February 15, 1758, 
Ruth Russell ( daughter of Seth and Hannah Russel of Dart- 
mouth, (2) November 19, 1760, Hannah Slocum, daughter 

of Giles and Ann Slocum, (3) Rebecca and 

had the following: (by first wife) : Honnah, Isaac, and 
Seth, and (by second wife) : Giles, Ruth, and Seth, and (by 
third wife) : Rebecca, Alice and Isaac. 

Giles Anthony (Isaac, Abraham, Abraham, John) b. 
October 20, 1761, married at Portsmouth, R. I., January 4, 
1786, Alice Chase, daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth Chase, 
and by her had the following (bom at Portsmouth) : 
Hannah, b. October 27, 1789; Alice, b. October 11, 1792; 
Giles, b. July 15, 1794 ; Isaac, b. August 12, 1796 ; Harriet, 
b. July 21, 1799 ; Elizabeth, b. February 1, 1802 ; and Mary, 
b. February 25, 1805. 

Isaac Anthony (Giles, Isaac, Abraham, Abraham, John) 
b. August 12, 1796, at Portsmouth, R. I. In his will, dated 
August 2, 1858, and probated March 3, 1859, he mentions 
his wife, Parmelia Anthony, and his children: Julius, P. 
Anthony and Catherine Gait, wife of Thomas A. Gait, of 
Sterling, Whiteside Co., Illinois; Elliott Anthony, of Chi- 
cago, Illinois; Daniel P. Anthony, Jane Harvey, wife of 
Dorwin Harvey, son of Medad and Anar (Buell) Harvey, 
Sarah Anthony, and Ruth Anthony of Spafford, N. Y. Giles 
died before his father.) 

(Borodino.) 

Sarah P. Anthony, (daughter of Isaac and Pamelia 



12 tNONDAGA HISTOKICAL ASSGCaATIOlf 

(Phelps) Anthony), born October 16, 1837, died January 
28,1862. (Borodino.) 

Giles, son of Isaac and Pamelia (Phelps) Anthony, died 
November 9, 1853, age 30 years. 

" Rest brother, rest from all thy toils 
Now death hath set thee free ; 
Though thou art seen no more by us 
Thou shalt with Jesus be." 

(Borodino.) 
Martha A. (Shaw), wife of George H. Anthony, died 
October 26, 1868, age 35 years, 6 months. 
" Gone but not forgotten." 
(George H. Anthony, son of Harvey Anthony, married 
(1) Martha A. Shaw, daughter of James Shaw of Spafford 
Hollow, and (2) Esther Root, daughter of Henry and Anna 
Root, also of Spafford Hollow.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Esther (Root) , wife of George H. Anthony) . 

(Cold Brook.) 

ARNOLD. 

Lydia, widow of Joseph Arnold, died October 1, I846, 
in the 76th year of her age. 

(She was the mother of Mrs. Harriet Lyon, wife of 
David T. Lyon, and came from Otisco, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

AVERY. 

James Avery and his wife Mercy came to this town at 
an early date, and settled on the southwest corner of Lot 
21, Tully : these lands he and his wife conveyed to Benjamin 
Homer, November 29, 1811. He then purchased and re- 
sided for a short time on the southwest comer of Lot 33, 
Tully, but sold it to Jonathan Berry in 1824, and moved on 
to Lot 41, Tully, all of which he had purchased except Sur- 
vey 50 acres in the northeast comer. His residence, during 
his remaining stay in town, was near the Joseph Prindle 
residence, so well known on said lot in subsequent years. 
Lot 41 was conveyed by him in parcels to Thompson Bur- 
dick (1819), Elmer D. Jenks (1822), Elijah Baker (1826), 
and to Caleb N. Potter (January, 1829 and December 1829) . 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES Ig 

He was Trustee of the 1st Free Will Baptist Church in 
1828, and as such was one of the grantees of the lands upon 
which the church edifice of that society was erected about 
that time. He left no descendants in this town, and very- 
little is known of him even by the old residents, outside of 
his numerous business transactions, which indicate that he 
was an active and successful business man. Of his family 
no record remains. 



BABCOCK. 

Elihu Babcock, (son of John and Ruth Babcock), died 
January 8, 1819, age 40 years. 

(He came probably from Cambridge, Washington Co., 
N. Y., to Spafford, (then Tully) , before February 13, 1810, 
and settled on Lot 10, Sempronius, amnog the first settlers. 
At the time of his decease he was residing on a farm of 
131 acres, owned by him in the southwest comer of said lot, 
running down to the east shore of Skaneateles Lake. In his 
will, dated January 19, 1819, and probated March 4, 1819, 
he mentions his wife Hannah Babcock, and his children: 
Thomas, Malentha, (m. Calvin Streeter), Cyrus, Ruth, 
Worden and Sophia.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Ruth, daughter of Elihu and Hannah Babcock, died 
March 19, 1836, age 22 years. 

(She died unmarried.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

John Babcock, Jr., (son of John and Ruth Babcock), 
died October 24, 1849, age 68 years. 

(He probably came early from Washington Co., N. Y., 
among the first settlers, and took up his residence near 
his brother Elihu, on Lot 10, Sempronius, and subsequently 
moved into the Village of Borodino, where he remained until 
his decease; he was a cooper by trade. He married first 
Nancy Stoddard, second Ellis Wallace, daughter of Daniel 
and Mary (Low) Wallace, and third Lucy Sprague, widow 
of Solomon Sprague. His children were: Laura Ann, m. 
Asa Hall, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Macumber) Hall; 
Lovina, m. Worden Babcock, son of Elihu and Hannah Bab- 
cock; Ira, m. Julianna Palmer, daughter of Amos and Mary 
(Barber) Palmer, April 13, 1834; Matilda; Mercy, m. 



14 ONONDAGA HISTOKCAL ASSOCIATION 

Willet Palmer, son of Amos and Mary (Barber) Palmer; 
Rebecca, Hannah, John, Elihu, Darhis, Isaac, Permelia, m. 
(1) Jacob Pollock and (2) George W. Breed, son of Rufus 
and Mehitable Breed; and Charles, b. February 21, 1840, 
died in Dallas, Nebraska, December 16, 1897, m. Charlotte 
Walker, January 1, 1863, in Pennsylvania.) 

(Borodino.) 

Worden Babcock, died January 3, 1849, age 29 years, 
7 months, 5 days. 

(Borodino.) 

John H. Babcock, bom October 11, 1807 died May 5, 
1874. 

" At Rest." 

(He is not known to be related to the other Babcock 
families of this town. He resided, at the time of his 
decease, on the place known as " Split Rock," east of the 
Skaneateles and Homer road, on the N. W. comer of lot 12, 
Sempronius.) 

(Borodino.) 

Willie J., son of William and Elizabeth Babcock, died 
January 23, 1875, age 1 year, 1 month. 

(William Babcock was a son of John H. Babcock.) 

(Borodino.) 

Sarah Lavinda (Carr), wife of Thomas A. Babcock. 
Died January 9, 1873, age 38 years 2 months, 14 days. 

(She was a daughter of Thurston and Lorane (Green) 
Carr. Sarah, Thruston, William, Thurston, Caleb, Caleb, 
Caleb, Robert, Benjamin.) 

(Spafford.) 

Elizabeth (Bulfinch), wife of John Babcock, died De- 
cember 18, 1851, in her 74th year. 

(She was a sister of Joseph Bulfinch. Her husband, 
John Babcock, was one of the first settlers in town, (Oct. 
8, 1806) and lived on 47 acres west of the Skaneateles and 
Homer road, on lot 21, Tully, at Spafford Corners, the same 
farm afterwards owned and occupied successively by Silas 
Cox, Joseph Cole and Dr. John Collins. He was at one time 
prominent in town affairs, being the first Supervisor at the 
organization of the town of Spafford in 1812. He went 
West about 1825. 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 15 

BACON. 

Amos Bacon, died July 24, 1840, age 72 years. 

(He married Abigail Cady and had : William, m. Phebe 
Isdell, daughter of Andrew and Mary (Harris) Isdell; 
Amos, Jr., m. Clarissa Fowler; John, m. Sally Churchill, 
daughter of John and Martha Churchill; Achsah, m. Wil- 
lard Doty, son of Warren and Sarah (Wood) Doty; and 
Abigail, who died at 22, unmarried.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Abigail (Cady) , wife of Amos Bacon, died February 14, 
1844, age 72 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Abigail, daughter of Amos and Abigail (Cady) Bacon, 
died March 1, 1835, age 22 years, 1 month, 10 days. 
" Death is a debt to nature due, 
Which I have paid and so must you." 

(Cold Brook.) 
John Bacon, (son of Amos and Abigail (Cady) Bacon), 
died April 22, 1844, age 43 years, 9 months. 

(He married Sally Churchill, daughter of John and 
Martha Churchill, and had: Warren, died unmarried; 
David, m. Ruth E. House, and moved to Chautauqua Co., 
N. Y. ; Phelena, moved to Campbell, Mich., and married a 
Mr. Gibson; Harrison, m. Frances Churchill, daughter of 
Orville and Mary J. (Riggall) Churchill; and Irene, died 
young.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Sally (Churchill), wife of John Bacon, died May 24, 
1899, age 90 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Warren Bacon, (son of John and Sally (Churchill) 
Bacon) . Died June 6, 1850, age 24 years. 
(He died unmarried.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Irene Bacon, (daughter of John and Sally (Churchill) 
Bacon) . Died December 16, 1836, age 15 months. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Cora, daughter of David and Ruth E. (House) Bacon), 
died October 9, 1860, age 20 months. 

(David Bacon, son of John and Sally (Churchill) Bacon, 



16 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOaATItN 

married Ruth E, House. He moved to Chautauqua County, 
N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Frances (Churchill) , wife of Harrison Bacon, died Feb- 
ruary 11, 1885, age 30 years. 

Harrison Bacon, son of John and Sally (Churchill) 
Bacon, married Frances Churchill, daughter of Orville and 
Mary J. (Riggall) Churchill.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
In memory of John H. Bacon, who died June 18, 1834, 
in the 24th year of his age. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Orson, son of Amos (Jr.) and Clarissa (Fowler) Bacon, 
died March 3, 1857, age 14 years, 9 months, 19 days. 
" ! that with yonder sacred throng 
We at his feet may fall, 
And pour the everlasting song 
And crown Him Lord of All." 
(Amos Bacon, Jr., son of Amos and Abigail (Cady) 
Bacon, married Clarissa Fowler.) 

(Spafford.) 

Augustus, son of Amos (Jr.) and Clarissa (Fowler) 

Bacon, died June 5, 1858, age 21 years, 8 months, 15 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Sarah E., daughter of James and Martha (Woodworth) 
Bacon, died August 17, 1877, age 1 year, 9 months, 24 days. 
(She sleeps." 
(James Bacon, son of William and Phebe (Isdell) Bacon, 
married Martha Woodworth, daughter of Joel C. and Sarah 
(Eadie) Woodworth. William Bacon, son of Amos and 
Abigail (Cady) Bacon, in his will dated December 14, 1878, 
and probated February 10, 1879, mentions his wife Phebe 
Bacon, and his children: James (above mentioned), of 
Spafford, N. Y. ; John, of Junius, Seneca Co., N. Y.; 
Charles, m. Emma J. Davis, daughter of Col. Lewis C. and 
Mary (Pressy) Davis of Spafford, N. Y., Emeline, m. Arlo 
Woodworth, son of Joel C. and Sarah (Eadie) Woodworth, 
then of Spafford, N. Y.; Wesley, of Junius, Seneca Co., 
N. Y., and Frank of Spafford, N. Y., then all of full age. 
William died at Spafford, December 17, 1878, three days 
after making his will, at the age of 68 years. 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 17 

Perry D., son of Charles and Emma J. (Davis) Bacon, 
died November 15, 1878, age 5 years, 5 months, 25 days. 

(Charles Bacon, son of William and Phebe (Isdell) 
Bacon, married Emma J. Davis, daughter of Col. Lewis C. 
and Mary (Pressey) Davis.) 

(Spafford.) 



BAKER. 

Ashbel S. Baker, (son of Simeon C. Baker) , died Decem- 
ber 25, 1849, age 29 years, 1 month, 22 days. 

(He was a son of Simeon C. Baker of Marietta, N. Y., 
and m. (1) Sarah A. Streeter, daughter of Alexander R. and 

Susan (Carpenter) Streeter, and (2) Norrissa . 

He died from an injury received in a friendly scuffle with 
Charles Bailey. He left him surviving, his widow Norrissa 
Baker, and children: Sarah Ann, afterwards m. Roland 
Rollo of Sennett, N. Y. ; Charles, and Clarrissa Baker, all 
three minors; the first of whom was adopted into the family 
of Orrin Eddy, whose wife Harriet Streeter was her aunt.) 

(Borodino.) 

Sarah A. (Streeter), vdfe of Ashbel S. Baker, died May 
5, 1845, age 21 years, 3 months, 13 days. 

(She was a daughter of Alexander R. and Susan (Car- 
penter) Streeter). 

(Borodino.) 

Sally Ann (Taft) , wife of Ziba D. Baker, died March 
26, 1846, age 34 years. 

(Ziba D. Baker, son of Josiah and Sally Baker, married 
Sally Ann Taft, daughter of Ellis and Cynthia (Knapp) 
Taft; they were father and mother of Cynthia, widow of 
Benjamin McDaniels, deceased, and now a resident of this 
town. Josiah Baker died in this town and was buried in 
Borodino Cemetery (no stone) . He had by his wife Sally 
the following children: Sally, m. Mr. Carley; Ziba D., 
(mentioned above) ; Susan, m. Gardner Barber (dead) ; 
George, m. Mary Ann Austin, resides in Chicago, 111. ; and 
Morris Baker, resides in Independence, Iowa.) 

(Cold Brook.) 



18 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

BALL. 

Charles T., son of J. M. and H. M. Ball, died October 28, 
1850, age 2 years, 1 month, 21 days. 

(Mr. J. M. Ball was a shoemaker, and a transient resi- 
dent of Borodino.) 

(Borodino.) 

BARBER. 

Ruluf Barber, died May 31, 1832, in his 49th year. 

(In his will, dated May 29, 1832, and probated July 27, 
1832, he mentions his wife Annice Barber, and his children : 
Ruluf Jerome, (m. Samantha Young ; she subsequently m, 
James H. Isdell), of Spafford, N. Y.; Emily; Calvin, (m. 

Amanda A. ) ; Everett, (m. Louisa ) , 

moved to Michigan; Lucian; Sylvia, (m. Ira Young of 
Cayuga Co., N. Y.) ; Homon (m. Harriet Mason) ; Sarah 
Ann, (m. James Smith) ; and Daniel Hugh Barber.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

In memory of Jerome Ruluf Barber, (son of Ruluf and 
AnniceBarber) , who died October 23, 1837, age 33 years, 9 
months, 17 days. 

" He's gone to rest, thy husband dear. 
Then why shoulds't thou complain, 
Or grieve, or sigh, or shed a tear, 
Or wish him back again?" 
(He married Samantha Young, who after his decease 
married (2) James H. Isdell, son of Andrew and Mary 
(Harris) Isdell ; she and her second husband are both now 
deceased.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Emily, daughter of Ruluf and Annice Barber, died Nov- 
ember 24, 1839, age 34 years, 5 months, 6 days. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Loin, son of Ruluf and Annice Barber, died August IS 
1827, in his 3rd year. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Mr. Lucian, son of Ruluf and Annice Barber, died June 
4, 1835, age 21 years, 2 months, 18 days. 

(Cold Brook.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES lO 

James M., son of Samuel and Thankful Barber, died 
Oct. 10, 1825, acre 10 months, 16 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Rathbone Spafford, 1807-1887. 

Julia A. (w.), 1816-1888. 

Meniy J. Barber, 1814. 

(Spafford.) 

Robe (Wilcox) , wife of Rathbone Barber, died Novem- 
ber 4, 1859, age 77 years, 9 months, 11 days. 

(After the death of his wife Robe Rathbone moved to 
Junius, N. Y., where he married a second time. He died 
at the latter place and was buried there by the side of his 
second wife. By his wife Robe he had the following chil- 
dren : Rathbone, Jr., m. Julania Ann Harris, daughter of 
William and Nancy (Davis) Harris; Jeremiah, m. and lived 
in Junius, Seneca Co., N. Y. ; Reuben W., m. Purlina Morris, 
daughter of Samuel and Jane (Springer) Morris resided in 
Barry Co., Mich., and had three daughters there; Charles, 
m. Betsey Randall, daughter of Silas and Mercy (Harring- 
ton) Randall; Ruth, m. Jerome Reed, and resided in Alle- 
gany Co., N. Y. ; Robey, m. Clark Havens (both dead) ; and 
Daniel, m. Cornelia Belknapp, and died in Pennsylvania. 
Rathbone was a brother of Mary Barber who married Amos 
Palmer.) 

(Spafford.) 

Paulina Morris, widow of Reuben W. Barber, 1825-1857. 

(Spafford.) 

Henry E., died March 3, 1874, age 8 months, 2 days. 

Julia A., died July 2, 1878, age 2 years, 7 months, 6 days. 

Children of Bradford and Phebe (Cox) Barber. 

Bradford Barber was a son of Rathbone, Jr., and Jul- 
ania Ann (Harris) Barber. Rathbone Barber, Jr. lived 
most of his life on the Psalter Pullman farm on Lot 32, 
Sempronius, where were born to him by his wife Julania 
the following children: Addison, m. Juliette Servant, and 
resides in the town of Niles, Cayuga Co., N. Y. ; Frederick 
m. Alvira Servant, and resides in Niles, N. Y. ; Frank, m. 
(1) Mary Owen, (2) Samantha Belknapp, and resides in 
Skaneateles Village, N. Y. ; Bradford, m. Phebe Cox, resides 
in Niles, N. Y.; Alice, m. John Randall, son of Hosea and 
Charlotte (Clark) Randall, resides in Scott, P. 0. address, 
Glen Haven; Mary, m. Harrison Morris, son of Uriah and 



20 •NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Frances (Worden) Morris, Skaneateles Village, N. Y.; Jane 
(mute), resides unmarried, in Spafford, N. Y., and Lewis, 
m. Amy Johnson and resides in Niles, N. Y. Rathbone, Jr., 
and his wife Julania, at the time of their decease, were living 
in the town of Niles, N. Y., but both were buried in Spafford 
Cemetery. (No stone.) 

(Spafford.) 

BARKER. 

Darius Barker, died July 3, 1840, age 43 years, 9 months, 
23 days. 

(Darius Barker came to this town from Easton, Wash- 
ington Co., N. Y., May 4th, 1832, and settled on lots 41 and 
42, Tully, where he remained until his decease ; by his wife 
Mary Cooper, he had the following children: William C, 
m. Betsey Ann Knapp, daughter of Elijah and Betsey (Bur- 
dick) Knapp, resides in Homer, N. Y. ; Charles, moved to 
Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; Cornelia, m. (1) George W. Lyon, 
son of David L. and Harriet (Arnold) Lyon, and (2) John 
Wallace, born in Ireland, she resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; 
Sarah Mary, m. John Cotterall, he is dead and she resides in 
Scott, N. Y. ; Charlotte, m. (1) James Hill Norton, son of 
Robert and Susan (Hill) Norton; (2) Mr. Tanner, she is 
now dead ; Caroline, m. William Smith and moved to Cali- 
fornia; and Benejah, m. in Oregon and died in Washington, 
D. C, his widow and one child still reside in the latter place. 

Wliliam Cooper Barker, by his wife Betsey Ann Knapp, 
had the following children : George Eugene, (physician and 
surgeon) m. (1) Helen Elisiff Westcott, (2) Ada Scammell 
(both wives now dead), resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Charles 
Emerson, m. Ida Norton, daughter of Erastus and Mary 
(Isdell) Norton, of Spafford, N. Y., and Perry Knapp, m. 
Cornelia Desdemonia Knapp (second cousin), daughter of 
George Frink and Betsey Ann (Gale) Knapp, resides in 
Homer, N. Y.) 

Mary, widow of Darius Barker, died February 18, 1889, 
age 93. 

(Spafford.) 



Messer Barker at an early date was a merchant in the 
Village of Borodino ; he also dealt extensively in real estate, 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 21 

commencing' these transactions April 28, 1818 and ending 
April 1, 1840, in which his wife, Ann Eliza, joined. In the 
latter part of the year 1838 he moved from Borodino and 
settled in Plymouth, Richland Co., Ohio. 

Hon. Sidney Smith says : " Messer Barker had a family 
of one son and I think four daughters. They were an 
unusually bright family ; they left Borodino for Ohio before 
they were fullj'- grown." The son, Frank Barker, married 
and died in Ohio. 



BARNES. 

Harvey Barnes, died May 14, 1891, age 87 years. 

(He married Avalinda Holmes, daughter of John and 
Lydia Holmes, and by her had: Edwin F. m. Mary A. 
Travis, daughter of John Travis; and Christina, m. (1860) 
William H. Clark, son of Amasa P. and Lydia (Bingham) 
Clark, of Borodino, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

Edwin F. Barnes, (son of Harvey and Avalinda 
(Holmes) Barnes.) Died December 10, 1872, age 32 years, 
10 months, 17 days. 

(He married Mary A. Travis, daug'hter of John Travis.) 

(Borodino.) 

Laura, daughter of Noah and Julia Barnes, died April 
23, 1835, age 23 years, 1 month. 

(Borodino.) 

Hiram Barnes, died November 1, 1842, age 42 years, 3 
months, 6 days. 

He was a brother of Harvey Barnes. 

(Borodino.) 



BATES. 

Mary A. (Sharp), wife of Ransford R. Bates, died 
February 23, 1862, age 39 years, 9 months, 10 days. 

(She wasa daughter of Chester and Anice (Churchill) 
Sharp, and a granddaughter of John and Martha Churchill, 
one of the first settlers in Cold Brook.) 

(Cold Brook.) 



22 dNONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

BAXTER. 

Several members of the Baxter family came to this 
towTi from Pittsfield, Mass., at an early date, and settled at 
Borodino and in that vicinity, among whom were Daniel, 
John, William Bently, Edward and Septimus, five brothers, 
and possibly one or more sisters, but of the sisters we have 
no positive information ; and in fact nothing more is known 
of Septimus than his name. Daniel Baxter came before the 
Fall of 1817, and first settled on lot 14, Sempronius, west 
of the Center, but in course of one or two years thereafter 
moved to the Village of Borodino, where he carried on a 
general mercantile business for twelve or fifteen years there- 
after. From 1817 to 1832 he had numerous real estate 
transactions in Borodino and in that vcinity, in which he 
was joined by his wife Susan, He was Supervisor of the 
tov/n in the years 1830-1-2, and his general reputation was 
that of a substantial business man. He was Member of 
Assembly of the New York Legislature from this town in 
1828. He went West early in the thirties. 

John Baxter resided in the Village of Borodino before 
the Marcellus end of the town was incorporated into the 
original town of Spaflford. He was a successful farmer and 
business man, and sometimes acted as surveyor; several of 
the roads of the town were laid out and surveyed by him, 
and are so recorded in the town records. In his real estate 
transactions he is joined by his wife Delia; he also went 
West and settled in Michigan. 

William Bentley Baxter married Mary Hillebert, 
daughter of John C. and Elizabeth (Berry) Hillebert. He 
was also a farmer residing near Borodino and went West. 

Edward Baxter came originally from Pittsfield, Mass., 
to Volney, Oswego Co., N. Y., and from there moved to 
Borodino, where he carried on a general mercantile business 
for a number of years. From Borodino he moved to Phoe- 
nix, Oswego County, N. Y., and from there to Liverpool, 
N. Y., where he remained until his decease. While residing 
in Borodino he married Eliza Anderson, sister of Thomas 
B. Anderson, then of that place, and by her had three chil- 
dren, the first two born in Borodino and the last in Phoenix ; 
George, born March 6, 1839, married Anice Sitts, of Clay, 
N. Y. ; he has been for several years Supervisor of the Town 



STAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENBALOGICAL NOTES 23 

of Salina, is a successful business man and now resides in 
Liverpool, N. Y. ; Charles, born 1843, married and resides 
in Arizona ; Clinton, bom 1846, and is also married, resi- 
dence unknown. 

Mr. Edward Baxter died in Liverpool in September, 
1895, at the advanced age of 91 years, and was buried at 
that place; his wife died in 1862 or 3, and was also buried 
at the same place. 

BEARSE. 

Aaron Bearse, died February 14, 1842, age 58 yeai-s. 

(He married (1) Phebe Smith, (2) Rebecca Earl, 
daughter of David and Anna Earl, and (3) Harriet Cleve- 
land, sister of Benajah Cleveland. He came to this town 
among the early settlers and took up his residence on a 
farm, probably under a contract, on lot 13, Sempronius, for 
which he subsequently took a deed, February 29, 1812. In 
his v/ill, dated November 16, 1841, and probated February 
24, 1842, he mentions his wife Harriet Bearse, and his 
children: David; Ljnnan, m. Mary Emily Langdon, he 
died West before October 13, 1853; Isabenda (m. 1) Ans^n 
Churchell, son of James and Hannah (Dobbs) Churchell, 
and (2) Albert E. Fulton, son of Emerson Fulton; Ford; 
Aaron E. ; Ward, m. Mary Bums, daughter of Felix and 
Elizabeth (Walace) Bums; Harriet; and Esther M. Bearse; 
the two latter died unmarried.) 

(Borodino.) 

Phebe (Smith) , wife of Aaron Bearse, died October 11, 
1819, in the 35th year of her age. 

(Borodino.) 

In memory of Rebecca (Earl) wife of Aaron Bearse, 
died February 7, 1830, age 38 years, 9 months, 22 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

BECKER. 

Peter Becker, son of David and Gertrude (Van Buren) 
Becker, born June 11, 1800, died July 29, 1889. Age 89 
years, 1 month, 18 days. 

" He rests well." 

(He was bom at Easton, Washington Co., N. Y., and is 
supposed to have been a descendant of John Becker, who 



24 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

in 1656 was Clerk at Fort Casimir on the Delaware, in. 
1660 kept school in New Amsterdam (N. Y. City) , and in 
1663 and afterwards was a Notary Public and School- 
master, in Greenbush and Albany, N. Y. He was one of a 
family of seven children, three boys and four girls, who 
resided in Washington and Saratoga Counties in this State. 
After his marriage to his first wife, Mary Eadie, he first 
settled in Scriba, Oswego Co., N. Y., in the year 1836, and 
from there came to Scott, N. Y., and resided for about four 
years on the Vincent Farm. March 9, 1840, he purchased 
a farm of ninety-nine acres of Henry Ide, on Lot 12, Sem- 
pronius, and resided in this town afterwards until the time 
of his decease. His wife, Mary, died April 2, 1866, and he 
married (2) Asenath Patterson, widow of Calvin Patterson, 
and former widow of William Case, her maiden name was 
Asenath Warner. His children were by his first wife.) 

(Borodino.) 

David Becker, born July 7, 1820. 

William Becker, born April 18, 1823. 

Elizabeth Becker, bom Sept. 6, 1825. 

Henry Becker, born July 27, 1827. 

James Becker, born October 8, 1830. 

Alexander Becker, bom June 2, 1833. 

John Becker, bora July 12, 1836. 

Thomas Becker, born Febmary 12, 1838. 

Children of Peter and Mary (Eadie) Becker.) 

(David Becker married Eunice Legg, daughter of 
William and Amanda (Fulton) Legg, and had two children: 
Mrs. Ellis A. Tucker of Little York, N. Y., and Mrs. Emma 
Gere of Beatrice, Nebraska. Mrs. David Becker was bom 
in February, 1833, and is now deceased, buried by the side 
of her husband in Borodino Cemetery. (No stone) ; Wil- 
liam Becker, married Joanna Robinson, daughter of Archi- 
bald and Amy Robinson ; Elizabeth Becker died unmarried ; 
Henry Becker died unmarried ; James Becker married Mary 
Boothroy, resides in Syracuse, N. Y. ; Alexander Becker 
married Mary Newell, daughter of Stephen and Mary (Cuy- 
kendall) Newell, his wife is dead and he resides in Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. ; John Becker married Elizabeth Shuttleworth, 
born in England and now deceased; and Thomas Becker 
married Elizabeth Babcock.) 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 25 

Mary (Eadie) Becker, wife of Peter Becker, died April 
2, 1866, age 67 years, 9 months, 27 days. 

(Borodino.) 
Asenth (Patterson) (Case) (Warner) Becker, wife of 
Peter Becker, died January 23, 1886, age 74 years, 6 months. 
(No stone.) 

(Borodino.) 
Elizabeth (Shuttle worth) Becker, wife of John Becker, 
born 1842, died 1894. 

(John Becker was a son of Peter and Mary (Eadie) 
Becker. 

(Borodino.) 
Henry Becker (son of Peter and Mary (Eadie) Becker) . 
Bom July 27, 1827, died September 8, 1895. 

(Borodino.) 
Alexander Becker, (son of Peter and Mary (Eadie) 
Becker) . Bom July 2, 1833. 

(Borodino.) 
Mary Newell, wife of Alexander Becker, born November 
27, 1833, died December 13, 1895. 

(Alexander Becker, son of Peter and Mary (Eadie) 
Becker, m. Mary Newell, daughter of Stephen and Mary 
(Cuykendall) Newell. Alexander resides in Syracuse, 
N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 
Joanna (Robinson) wife of William Becker. Died May 
30, 1878, age 55 years, 5 months, 7 days. 
" Mother we miss Thee." 
(William Becker (son of Peter and Mary Eadie) Becker 
m. Joanna Robinson, daughter of Archibald and Amy 
Robinson.) 

(Borodino.) 
David Becker, (son of Peter and Mary (Eadie) Becker) . 
Died November 19, 1862, age 43 years, 4 months. 

(He married Eunice Legg, daughter of William and 
Amanda (Fulton) Legg. He was a merchant at Borodino, 
and prominent both in business and town affairs. He was 
Supervisor of the town in 1860.) 

(Borodino.) 
Eunice Legg, wife of David Becker. Died at Geddes, 
N. Y., July 31, 1879, age 46 years, 5 months.) 



26 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(She was bom February, 1833. No stone.) 

(Borodino.) 
Fannie, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Shuttleworth) 
Becker, Died September 28, 1864, age 2 years, 6 months. 

(Borodino.) 

BEjEjLrjIv. 

(Private in Capt. Kean's Co. 4th U. S. Regt. of Riflemen 
in the War of 1812, is buried in an unmarked grave in the 
southeast comer of the Spafford Cemetery. He was a pen- 
sioner of the United States for loss of a leg, resulting from 
a wound received in battle in the year 1814. He came to 
Spafford from Springfield, New York. He died after 1821, 
but at v/hat date is not known. At the time of his decease, 
he was living at Roundy's Tavern at Spafford Corners.) 
No stone. (Spafford.) 



BENNETT. 

Lucinda, wife of Isaac Bennett. Died October 20, 1830, 
age 39 years, 4 months, 21 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Lucy Hutchens, wife of Lyman C. Bennett. Died April 
5, 1882, age 52 years. 

" In life beloved, in death lamented." 
(Lyman C. Bennett (b. in Virgil, N. Y., November 20, 
1831), son of Stephen and Waity (Hill) Bennett, married 
Lucy Hutchens, daughter of Col. Phineas and Betsey 
(Backer) Hutchens. She was bom in Spafford, N. Y., 
April 6, 1830; one child.) 

(Spafford.) 
Phineas Hutchens, only child of Lyman C. and Lucy 
(Hutchens) Bennett. Died March 29, 1866, age 9 months, 
11 days. 

" Our Little Phinney." 
" O ! the little feet, in the glorious street. 
Can never go astray. Too frail, too pure for Earth." 

(Spafford.) 
William J. Bennett, (son of Stephen and Waity (Hill) 
Bennett. Died October 9, 1860, age 21 years. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 27 

(He was a cripple, and at the time of his decease was 
living with his brother, Lyman C. Bennett.) 

(Spafford.) 



The family of Christian Bennett resided and buried its 
dead just over the SpafFord line, in the town of Tully, in 
the locality commonly called " Bennett Hollow," yet on 
account of its close business and social relations with the 
people of this town the following is offered : 

Christian Bennett the elder, (called by himself Chris- 
John Bonats) , was bom at Frankfort on the Rhine, and was 
a soldier under Napoleon the First in the French Revolution. 
After his discharge from the French Army he first settled 
in Germantown, Pennsylvania, and from there emigrated 
to the town of Tully among the first settlers. He died in 
Bennett Hollow, and was buried there by the side of his 
wife, Hannah Fralick. He had three children registered 
in the family Bible, as Peter Bonats, Gershom Bonats, and 
Christian Bonats. 

Christian Bonats, Jr., born in Germantown, Pa., August 
14, 1781, married January 8, 1812, Elizabeth Adare. He 
came to Tully at an early date, and in 1816 purchased his 
large farm, of 155 acres in Bennett Hollow, where he re- 
mained until the time of his decease, September 25, 1866. 
He was trustee of School District No. 8 (a joint district for 
the towns of Spafford, Tully and Preble) from 1852 to 1857 
inclusive. He and his wife, Elizabeth, were buried in the 
Cemetery near the School House, in Bennett Hollow, His 
children, all born in Bennett Hollow, were: Jane, bom 
February 7, 1813, died January 1898, in Iowa, married 
William A. Higley ; Joseph Adare, born March 18, 1815, died 
March 23, 1836, in Bennett Hollow ; Lydia Maria, born Feb- 
ruary 22, 1817, married Isaac Hollenbeck in 1839, and 
resides in Tully, N. Y., (7 children) ; Henry Staley, born 
December 20, 1819, died in Pennsylvania, (2 children) ; 
Sarah Ett, born April 5, 1823, died March, 1872, married 
(1) Anthony Straile and (2) George Warne, (2 children) ; 
Mary Elizabeth, bom August 17, 1829, married Richard A. 
VanDenburg, resides in Scott, N. Y. (4 children) ; James 
Edward, born March 23, 1827, died in Preble, N. Y., mar- 
ried Hannah Van Denburg, (2 children) ; and John Chris- 



28 ©N0NDA6A HISTORICAt ASSOCIATION 

tian, born November 13, 1833, married May 20, 1856, H. 
Amelia Doran of Syracuse, N. Y. 

Col. John Christian Bennett born November 13, 1833, 
and living in 1888 in London, England, married May 20, 
1856, at Syracuse, N. Y., H. Amelia Doran, now living in 
Syracuse, N. Y., and by her had : John Christian, Jr., bom 
in 1858, residing in Boston, Mass., unmarried; Joseph 
Adare, born in 1862, married and lives in Texas, Sergeant 
in 23d United States Infantry ; Andrew Doran, born in 1865, 
merchant in Syracuse and married; and Carl Lee, born in 
1867, married Jessica Marie Kline in New York City, where 
he now resides. John C. Bennett obtained the rank of 
Colonel from the State of New York, as commanding officer 
of the 51st Regiment of New York Militia, located at 
Syracuse, N. Y. 

BERRY. 

Jonathan Berry. Bom March 17, 1771, died August 
13, 1849. 

Jonathan Berry came from Cambridge, Washington Co., 
N. Y., and settled on Lot 12, Sempronius, in March, 1803. 
He remained there until March 3, 1810, when he purchased 
the States Hundred Acres on Lot 89, Marcellus, of Daniel 
Tinkham. Soon after he took up his residence near where 
Jeremiah Olmstead now resides on this purchase, and re- 
mained there until the time of his decease. Mr. Berry was 
a leading business man, and without question dealt more 
extensively in real estate in his adopted town than any of his 
fellow townspeople. Among other transactions he pur- 
chased nearly all of lots 10 and 12, Sempronius, and sold 
out in parcels to suit his purchasers, who cleared and settled 
upon the lands. His real estate transactions, however, were 
not confined to the vicinity of his residence, but extended 
to all parts of the town, without reference to his individual 
uses and purposes. The public records indicate that he had 
a natural born taste for speculation in real estate, which to 
a certain extent met with success, for at his decease he left 
a very valuable property of this kind, to be distributed 
Smong the members of his family. By his wife Thankful 
he had the following children: Joseph R., married Sarah 
Kneeland, daughter of Asa and Hannah (Green) Kneeland^ 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 29 

resided in Winslow, Stevens Co., Illinois; Mary, married 
Isaac Knapp, son of Peter and Dinah (Guion) Knapp; Eliz- 
abeth, married John C. Hillebert of Borodino, N. Y. ; Nelson, 
married (1) Lucretia Lyman, (2) Amy Ann Eddy, and (3) 
Abigail Stringham, after his decease his last wife married 
(2) George Maxson of Scott, N. Y., he left him surviving 
two sons, William G. and Fred M. Berry ; Thankful, married 
James Bemus, resided in Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; Sophia M., 
married John J. Rowan, son of John and Nancy Rowan, she 
died in Otisco, N. Y. ; Adeline, married Edwin Eddy, then 

of Borodino, N. Y. ; Ann W., married Winchester, 

she died before her father and left four sons; Jonathan 
Berry, Joseph R., Andrew J., and George W. Winchester; 

Simeon, married , he died before his 

father and left four children : Jonathan, Timothy M., Mary 
Ann, married Job Springer, and Edward G. Berry; and 
Ruth Frances Berry, who died before her father, un- 
married.) 

(Borodino.) 

Thankful, wife of Jonathan Berry. Bom May 15, 1777, 
died August 26, 1847. 

" There is rest for the wearied spirits above." 

(Borodino.) 

Ruth Frances, daughter of Jonathan and Thankful 
Berry. Died July 27, 1841, age 21 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Nelson Berry, son of Jonathan and Thankful Berry. 
Died March 30, 1884, aged 84 years. (No stone) . 

(He married (1) Lucretia Lyman, (2) Amy Ann Eddy, 
and (3) Abigail Stringham, who after his decease married 
(2) George Maxson of Scott, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

Lucretia (Lyman) , wife of Nelson Berry. Died January 
22, 1856, age 36 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Amy Ann (Eddy), wife of Nelson Berry. Died June 
22, 1857, age 42 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Zara Berry. Bom February 22, 1801, died March 14, 
1875. 

(He was a nephew of Jonathan Berry, and probably 
came from Washington Co., N. Y., the home of the Berry 



30 •NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

family. He married (1) Harriet Rathbone, daughter of 
James and Margaret (Ashley) Rathbone, and (2) Sophia 
Hillebert, daughter of John C. and Elizabeth (Berry) Hille- 
bert. By his first wife he had Harriet, married Shuler 
Conover of Skaneateles, N. Y.; and by his second wife: 
Mary, married John Perry Lewis, son of John R. and 
Roxana (Moon) Lewis, now dead and buried in Borodino 
Cemetery; Charles and Helen, who died young; George, 
married and living at Grand Lodge, Mich.; and Frank, 
married and living at Minneapolis, Minnesota.) 

(Borodino.) 
In memory of Harriet (Rathbone), wife of Capt. Zara 
Berry. Died October 12, 1828, age 21 years, 10 months, 16 
days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Sophia (Hillebert), wife of Zara Berry. Born Decem- 
ber 26, 1813, died April 29, 1886. 

(Borodino.) 
Charlie, son of Zara and Sophia (Hillebert) Berry. Died 
November 16, 1865, in his 9th year. 

(Borodino.) 
Helen, daughter of Zara and Sophia (Hillebert) Berry. 
Died September 14, 1838, in her 4th year. 

(Borodino.) 

BIERCE. 

Several members of the Bierce family formerly resided 
in Cold Brook and the town of Scott ; Augustin Bierce mar- 
ried the widow Niles, and by her had the following children : 
Chauncey, married Harriet Brown, daughter of Judge 
Brown of Scott, N. Y., he resided both in Spafford and in 
the town of Scott, N. Y. ; Datus W.„ married Emily Cole of 
Cazenovia, N. Y., he resided in Cole Brook, but died in Cort- 
land, N. Y. ; Niles H., married (1) Laura Smith of Roches- 
ter, N. Y., and (2) Mary Smith of Batavia, N. Y., he resided 
first in Scott and then in Batavia, where he died; and 
Emeline, married Albert Rowe of Scottsville, N. Y., she last 
resided in Albany. 

Mrs. Bierce, by her first husband Niles, had four chil- 
dren (half brothers and sisters of the foregoing) who also 
resided in Spafford and Scott: John E., married (1) Sarah 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 31 

Peters, and (2) of Smithport, N. Y.; 

George, married Mahala Bowdish and resided in Scott, 
N. Y. ; Lucinda, married Martin E. Knapp as his first wife, 
resided in Cold Brook, and later in Scott, where he died, 
buried in Cold Brook; and Harriet, married Ambrose S. 
Higgins and resided in Scott, N. Y. 



BILLINGS. 

William Billings. Died July 3, 1846, in the 76th year 
of his age. 

(He married Rebecca Fisher, daughter of Amos and 
Margaret Fisher, and by her had: Delos W., married 
Rhoda Stanton, daughter of Benjamin and Amy (Perkins) 
Stanton; Clarinda, married Mr. Ausmond; and Waterman 
Billings of Seneca Falls, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

Rebecca (Fisher), wife of William Billings. Died June 
15, 1864, aged 75 years. 

" Gone but not forgotten." 
" She was the sunshine of our hearts. 
An angel to us given, 
Just when we came to love her most 
God called her back to Heaven." 

(Borodino.) 



BITTLES. 

Samuel Bittles. 

(The headstone in this case is so badly weather worn 
that no part of the inscription can be read except the name. 
Mr. Bittles came to this town from Homer, N. Y., with his 
brother Thomas Bittles, October 26, 1818, and settled on 
lot 88, Marcellus, where he remained until the time of his 
decease in 1827. In his v/ill, dated June 12, 1827, and pro- 
bated December 18, 1827, he mentions his wife Mary Bittles, 
and his children: Margaret Bittles, and Eliza Shearman, 
wife of Charles Shearman.) 

(Old Borodino Cemetery.) 



82 ©NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

BLUNDEN. 

Eliza (Alvord) , wife of Thomas Blunden. Died January 
15, 1888, age 74 years. 

" Our dear mother at rest." 
(She was a sister of Anna Alvord, the last wife of Silas 
Randall, and of Thomas R. Alvord of Kellogg Settlement, 
in the town of Scott, N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

BODLEY. 

Mary A., wife of Henry Bodley. Died June 26, 1886, 
age 84 years. 

(The Bodley s came from Cayuga County, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Olive E. Bodley. Bom March 15, 1839, died August 23, 
1877. 

" I would not live always." 

(Thorn Hill.) 

BOUGHTON. 

The Boughton family was represented in the town of 
Spafford in the persons of Rev. Alanson Boughton, Nathan 
Culver and Mrs. William I. Skellie, the mothers of each of 
the two latter being a Boughton. 

Alanson Boughton was of the seventh generation, in 
line of descent from John Bouton, born about 1615 and came 
to America in the " Assurance," July 1635, and landed in 
Boston, Mass., in December of the same year. After resid- 
ing in Boston and Watertown, Mass., he finally settled in 
Connecticut, first in Hartford and afterwards in Norwalk. 
(John, Joseph, Jackin, Ebenezer, Timothy, John, Alanson.) 

Alanson Boughton, born in Scipio, N. Y., May 23, 1807, 
died in Moravia, N. Y., March 21, 1878. He was a Baptist 
minister, but first followed teaching in Jamesville, Onon- 
daga County, N. Y. He first ministered over the Baptist 
Church in Volney, Oswego Co., N. Y., then in Nonesuch and 
Sempronius, Cayuga Co., N. Y. Also in Milan and Locke, 
in the same State, and then in Spafford, N. Y. In 1857 he 
was School Commissioner in Cayuga County. He married 
(1) April 15, 1829, at Onondaga, N. Y., Charlotte Keeler, 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 33 

daughter of Jeremiah Keeler; she died in Jamesville, Sep- 
tember 12, 1835, and then he married (2) at that place, 
March 29, 1836, Hannah Squire, formerly of New Baltimore, 
N. Y. His children were: Nelson, born in Nunda, N. Y., 
October 1, 1830, murdered September 6, 1859, married Mary 
Fisher, daughter of Philip and Harriet (Legg) Fisher, at 
Spafford October 2, 1854; and perhaps others. 

Nelson Boughton (son of Alanson and Charlotte 
(Keeler) Boughton), by his wife Mary Fisher, had two 
children, one of whom, Angeline, was born in Skaneateles, 
N. Y., November 7, 1855, married December 11, 1875, James 
Allen, Jr., and settled in Julian, Clark Co., Da. (3 children: 
Harly Hall, William Nelson, and Daniel Hall Boughton 
Allen, the latter is a graduate of West Point Academy, a 
son-in-law of General Thomas Wilson, and is now 1st Lieu- 
tenant or Captain in the regular army.) Nelson Boughton 
died in Nunda, Freeborn Co., Minn. 
BOWEN. 

Elijah Bowen. Died May 20, 1807, age 50 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Patty Bowen, widow of Elijah. Died July 15, 1851, age 
90 years. 

(Elijah and Patty Bowen were related to Delina Bowen, 
wife of Dr. David Kingsbury of Clintonville, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Joseph W. Bowen. Died Januaiy 3, 1875, age 68 years. 
" An honest man is the noblest work of God." 

(In his will, dated March 11, 1874, and probated in 1875, 
he mentions his wife Hannah Bowen, and his son Alonzo 
Bowen.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

BOUTELL. 

Hannah, wife of Alpheus Boutell. Died November 8, 
1849, age 75 years, 9 months, 3 days. 

(Alpheus Boutell lived and Died in Spafford Hollow. By 
his wife Hannah he had : Samuel, married Catherine Wil- 
liamson, daughter of James and Hannah Williamson; Lor- 
enzo, married (1) Margaret Rainey, daughter of Robert 
Rainey, (2) Cornelia (Stanley) Rood, widow; David B., 
married Anna Hobert, and lived and died in Tully, N. Y.; 



34 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Harriet, married Warren Kinney, lived and died in Amber, 
N. Y.; and Parmelia, married Charles Kingsley, and lived 
and died in Otisco, N. Y. 

Samuel Boutell and his wife, Catherine Williamson are 
both dead. Their children were: Samuel G., married 
Carrie Fish, both dead and left one child ; Carrie E. Boutell ; 
Alexander J., married Jennie M. Gay, daughter of Bamett 
A. and Amanda F. (Smith) Gay, wife dead and he resides 
in Tully, N. Y.; and Martin J. married Helen Grout, 
daughter of John and Elizabeth (Brown) Grout, he is an 
astrologer and resides in Syracuse, N. Y.) ) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
]\Iargaret (Rainey), wife of Lorenzo Boutell. Died 
April 19, 1850, age 38 years, 7 days. 

(Lorenzo Boutell, son of Alpheus and Hannah Boutell, 
married (1) Margaret Rainey, daughter of Robert Rainey, 
and (2) Cornelia Stanley, widow of a Mr. Rood of Moravia, 
N. Y., deceased; he died and was buried in Amber, N. Y. 
He first settled on the west side of Spafford Hollow, on the 
first farm south of the Buck Tail Road, and for twelve years 
was Justice of the Peace in that town, commencing his term 
in 1838. From there he moved to the Village of Amber, 
where he remained to the time of his decease. He had 
seven children, (three by the first and four by the second 
wife), among whom were: Spencer, Catherine, Parmelia 
and Charles ; the latter by the second wife, now residing in 
Amber, N. Y.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
In memory of Sarepta A. P., daughter of David B. and 
Anna (Hobart) Boutell. Died April 28, 1830, age 4 years, 
1 month, 8 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Parmelia M., daughter of David B. and Anna (Hobart) 
Boutell. Died October 24, 1883, age 10 years. 

(David B. Boutell, son of Alpheus and Anna Boutell, 
married Anna Hobart, and resided over the Spafford line 
in the Town of Tully. In his will, dated July 28, 1876, pro- 
bated October 30, 1876, he mentions his Vvife Anna 
(Hobart) Boutell, and his children: Emily Boutell; Mary- 
Barker, Harriet Waggoner, Herbert Boutell, Edward Bou- 
tell and Martha Boutell.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 35 

BREED. 

Rufus Breed. Born April 24, 1785, died 1865. 

(Rufus Breed married his cousin Mehitable Breed, 
daughter of Allen and Lucy (Taylor) Breed, November 28, 
1805, and came to this town from Hope, Hamilton County, 
N. Y., July 12, 1839, and settled on Lot 11, Tully, on premises 
formerly owned by Samuel Parker, and now known as the 
Breed Homestead, on the Skaneateles and Homer Road. 
His children, all born before coming to this town, were: 
Asa, born September 11, 1906, married October 30, 1828, 

; Elizabeth, born November 11, 1808, 

married May 20, 1828, ; Rufus, born 

June 3, 1811, married April 2, 1834, ; 

Nathaniel, born July 2, 1813, married Tryphena Proper of 
Trumansburg, N. Y. ; George Washington, bom April 12, 
1818, married (1) March 20, 1840, Polly Ann Owen, 
daughter of Timothy and Lydia Owen, (2) Parmelia Bab- 
cock, daughter of John, Jr. and Ellis (Wallace) Babcock, 
and widow of Jacob Pollock, he died in Sempronius, Cayuga 
Co., N. Y. ; Allen, bom August 25, 1820, married Minerva 
Rounds, daughter of Russell and Lydia (Harrington) 
Rounds; and Reuben, born July 24, 1825, married April 2, 

1834 , and moved to California where 

he died.) 

(Borodino.) 

Mehitable (Breed), wife of Rufus Breed. Born in Nel- 
son, N. Y., December 8, 1783; died February, 1865. 

(She was a daughter of Allen and Lucy (Taylor) Breed. 
Her father, Allen Breed, was born in Marblehead, Mass., 
July 14, 1759, and died at her home in Spafford, April 2, 
1842. Allen Breed was a soldier in the War of the Revolu- 
tion, having enlisted in the beginning of the war in 1775, 
at the age of 16 years, and served during nearly the entire 
period of that conflict to its close, and for meritorious 
service was advanced from Private to Lieutenant. At the 
time of his decease he was a pensioner of the United States. 
His wife, Lucy Taylor, died March 23, 1825, and was buried 
in a private cemetery at Mayfield, Montgomery Co., N. Y. 
Allen Breed died of old age, and may have been buried in a 
private plot, on the farm occupied by his son-in-law, Rufus 
Breed. (Allen Breed's wife says he was buried in Spafford 
Cemetery but has no stone.) Mehitable Breed, through her 



3^, ©NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

father, was descended from Allen Breed, bom in England 
and settled in Lynn, Mass., in 1630, as follows : Mehitable, 
Allen, Josiah, John, Allen, Allen Allen.) 

(Borodino.) 
Nathaniel Breed (son of Rufus and Mehitable Breed). 
Died May 18, 1876, age 63 years. 

" Dead but not forgotten." 
(He married Tryphena Proper of Trumansburg, N. Y. 
In his will, dated April 17, 1876, and probated April 15, 
1888, he mentions his wife, Lorantia E. Breed, and his chil- 
dren, Delia and Frank Breed. In the petition made by the 
widow she described herself as Lorantia E. Anthony, 
formerly Breed.) 

Allen Breed, (son of Rufus and Mehitable Breed). Bom 
August 25, 1820, died 1891. 

(He married Minerva Rounds, daughter of Russell and 
Lydia (Harrington) Rounds. In his will, dated December 
19, 1891, and probated February 4, 1892, he mentions his 
wife Minerva Breed, and his children : Helen Breed ; Anna 
Trip, wife of George Trip; and Lettie Burns, wife of 
Charles Burns. His wife still resides on the old Breed 
homestead, on Lot 11, Tully. 

(Borodino.) 
George Washington Breed, (son of Rufus and Mehitable 
Breed) . Born April 12, 1818, died 1898. 

(No stone.) 
(He married (1) Polly Ann Ov/en, daughter of Timothy 
and Lydia Owen, and (2) Parmelia Babcock, daughter of 
John Jr. and Ellis (Wallace) Babcock. He moved to Sem- 
pronius, Cayuga County, N. Y., where he died. He had at 
least three children by his first wife: Martha, married 
Horace G. Cady, of Auburn, N. Y. ; Mary, married Alonzo 
Cady, now deceased, and Jewett, married Miss Williams. 

(Borodino.) 
Polly Ann (Owen), wife of George W. Breed. Died 
June 7, 1869, in her 54th year. 

" Dearest Mother how we miss thee, 
And thy loss we deeply mourn. 
But again we hope to meet thee 
Where we never shall part again." 
(She was a daughter of Timothy and Lydia Owen.) 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 37 

Reuben T. Breed, (son of Allen and Lucy (Taylor) 
Breed. Died June 20, 1888, age 82 years. 

(He married (1) Purlina M. Patchen, widow of Moses 
Prindle, (2) Juliette Legg-, widow of LeGrand Rathbone. 
By his first wife he had one child : Helen Breed, who married 
Edwin Johnson, son of Jonathan and Esther (Woodworth) 
Johnson, she is now deceased and left one child: Grove 
Johnson, residing in Spafford, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

Juliette. Died June 6, 1899, age 78. 

Purlina M. Breed. Died October 27, 1861, age 61 years, 
4 months, 10 days. 

(Borodino.) 



BRIGGS. 

Daniel Briggs. Died August 17, 1849, age 80 years. 

(Daniel Briggs resided over the Spafford line in the 
town of Skaneateles. In his will dated May 15, 1848 and 
probated in 1849, he mentioned his wife Rhoda Briggs, and 
his children : William S. Briggs, Russel Briggs, and Harriet 
De Reimer, wife of Cornelius D. De Reimer ; his son Hiram 
Briggs was then deceased since 1817. Hon. Sidney Smith 
says : " Russel Briggs, one of the sons of Daniel and 
Rhoda Briggs, settled in Michigan ; his son, Clinton Briggs, 
grandson of Daniel and Rhoda, settled in Omaha, Nebraska, 
and was the first Maj^or of that City." 

" William. S. Briggs, the other son of Daniel and Rhoda 
Briggs, succeeded his father as owner of the farm upon 
which he settled when he came to Skaneateles, and occupied 
it until his death in 1898, at the age of 89 years.") 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Rhoda, Avife of Daniel Briggs, died August 17, 1857, age 
78 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Hiram, son of Daniel and Rhoda Briggs. Died October 
25, 1817, age 16 years, 6 months and 23 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Nettie H., daughter of Charles and Ida (Taylor) Briggs, 
died February 15, 1884, age 1 year, 9 months. 
" Our loved one has gone." 

(Charles Briggs, son of George W. and Charlotte M. 



38 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(Rich) Briggs, married Ida Taylor, daughter of Rev. Albert 
Taylor, she is now deceased and buried in Borodino Ceme- 
tery. No stone. George W. Briggs, married Charlotte M. 
Rich, daughter of Dorr and Anna (Becker) Rich, and by 
her had: Charles, married Ida Taylor; Phylitta A., died 
young; and Gertrude, married Albert Thompson.) 

(Borodino.) 
BROWN. 

Jacob Brown, (son of John and Catherine (Ritiker) 
Brown) . Born May 17, 1809, died November 2, 1891. 

John Brown, born in Massachusetts, married there Cath- 
erine Ritiker, born in Germany, and after his marriage 
settled in Rome, N. Y., where his son Jacob was born; from 
there he moved to New Hope, Cayuga Co., N. Y., where he 
died. He was a cooper by trade, as also was his son, Jacob, 
who followed him to his new home in Cayuga County 

Jacob Brown, married Debora C. Morris, daughter of 
Samuel and Jane (Springer) Morris, born April 7, 1815. 
By his wife Debora C. (who in 1898 resided in Fair Haven, 
in the town of Scott, N. Y.),he had the following children: 
Phebe Ann, m. William H. Craig, residing in Cold Brook, 
N. Y.; Jefferson Jacob, born August 5, 1836, m. (1) An- 
geline Hibbard, died in Seneca Falls, N. Y., (2) Juliette 
Daniels, born November 4, 1842, died November 5, 1884, 
and (3) Jennie Harrison, resides at Fair Haven, in the 
town of Scott, N. Y. ; Ellen, born January 7, 1838, died Sep- 
tember 22, 1859, m. Clark Spencer; William H., born Feb- 
ruary 29, 1839, m. Esther A. Craig, resides in Spafford, 
N. Y., (member of Co. " H," 16 N. Y. Heav. Art. Vols. War 
of 1861) ; Charles, m. Melissa Webster, residing in Borodino, 
N. Y.; Charlotte, born April 10, 1846, m. (1) Byron Van 
Benschoten, (2) Charles Hurd, residing in Fair Haven in 
the to^vn of Scott, N. Y.; Jane (Tian), born April 10, 1846, 
m. James Hibbard, she died and was buried in Spafford; 
Diadama Lucy Ann, born May 31, 1848, died April 4, 1864, 
unmarried; Harriet M., m. William Henry Lyon, son of 
George W. and Cornelia (Barker) Lyon, husband dead and 
she resides at Fair Haven, town of Scott, N. Y. ; Schuyler, 
m. Angeline Hibbard (dead) ; James, m. Catherine Almy, 
residing in Borodino, N. Y. ; and Vincent, m. Emily Bennett, 
residing in Fair Haven, town of Scott, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 



ftPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 39 

Debora C. Morris, wife of Jacob Brown. Born April 7, 
1815. 

(Spafford.) 
Diadama Lucy Ann, daughter of Jacob and Debora C. 
(Morris) Brown. Born May 31, 1848, died April 4, 1864. 
(She died unmarried.) 

(Spafford.) 
Juliette Daniels, wife of Jefferson J. Brown. Died Nov- 
ember 5, 1884, age 42 years, 1 day. 

(Jefferson J. Brown was a son of Jacob and Deborah 
C. (Morris) Brown.) 

(Spafford.) 
William H. Brown, (son of Jacob and Deborah C. 
(Morris) Brown.) Bom February 29, 1839. (He married 
Esther A. Craig) . 

(Spafford.) 
Esther A. (Craig), wife of William H. Brown. Bom 
April 29, 1840. 

(Spafford.) 
Arthur E., son of George H. and Jennie (Craig) Brown. 
Died January 13, 1892, age 11 months. 

(George H. Brown, son of William H. and Esther 
(Craig) Brown, married Jennie Craig, daughter of Wesley 
and Amy (Randall) Craig.) 

(Spafford.) 
Melissa (Webster), wife of Charles Brown. Died Sep- 
tember 26, 1879, age 33 years. 

(Charles Brown, son of Jacob and Deborah C. (Morris) 
Brown, married Melissa Webster. She was from a New 
Hampshire family.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Margaret, wife of Aaron S. Brown. Died April 24, 1874, 
age 37 years, 6 months. 

" Gone but not forgotten." 

(Borodino.) 
Jedidiah Brown. Died July 28, 1838, age 65 years, 6 
months, 6 days. 

(Jedidiah Brown was killed by the kick of a horse. In 
the petition for Letters of Administration by his widow, 
Emma Brown, dated August 7, 1838, she mentions his chil- 
dren as follows : Clarissa, Jedidiah, Jane, Huldah, and Loa 
Brown, of Spafford, N. Y. ; Hannah Pool, wife of Alfred 



40 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Pool of Erie Co., N. Y. ; Alvah Brown, and Stephen Brown 
of Ann Arbor, Mich. ; Lovina H. Hosford, wife of Isaac D. 
Hosford, and Lucy Brown, of Grass Lake, Jackson Co., 
Mich. ; Phebe Lawrence, wife of Zimie Lawrence, of Addi- 
son Co., Vt. ; and Betsey Brown of Addison Co., Vt. ; all of 
full age except : Jedidiah, Jane, Hulda and Loa, who were 
minors.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

BROWNELL. 

Edward J. Brownell, (son of Simon and Mary Ann 
(Churchell) Brownell). 

Born September 19, 1821, died October 4, 1851. 
" Farewell my wife and children dear, 
Farewell my father and mother near, 
My brothers and sisters all farewell, 
I am going home with Christ to dwell." 

(Simeon Brownell married Mary Ann Churchell, daugh 
ter of James and Hannah (Dobbs) Churchell, and had the 
following children: Lorenzo, married South and died in 
St. Joseph, Mich. ; Charles, married in Navarino, N. Y., and 
died in Dowagiac, Mich.; Mary Ann, married a Mr. Wilder 

and died in Dowagiac, Mich.; Sidney, married (1) 

Scrivens, (2) Springer and resides in Cleveland, 

Ohio ; Edward J., married Rachel Martin, daughter of Ran- 
dall B. and Rachel (Clark) Martin; Jane, married Stephen 
Tinkham, son of Relly and Chloe (Grinnell) Tinkham; 
George, married (1) a Miss Wellington and (2) in Michigan 
where he now resides ; and Simeon, Jr., who married West. 
Simeon and his wife, Mary Ann Churchell, also moved 
West about 1852 or 1853. 

Edward J. Brownell, by his wife Rachel (Martin) 
Brownell, had two children: Irving and Edna Jane, the 
latter married Perry McKay, son of Frederick and Louisa 
(Hutchens) McKay, as his first wife, she is now deceased. 
After the death of Edward J. Brownell his widow, Rachel, 
married (2) Richard E. Loss of Skaneateles, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

"Mother" — Rachel (Martin) Brownell, (wife of Ed- 
ward J. Brownell). Born October 3, 1823, died August 5, 
1876. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 41 

" Servant of God well done, 
The glorious warfare past, 
The battle is fought, the race is won, 
And thou art crowned at last." 
(She was a daughter of Randall B. and Rachel (Clark) 
Martin. After the decease of Mr. Brownell she married 
Richard E. Loss of Skaneateles, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

BRYAN. 

Lena L. Bryan, (daughter of William and Fannie (Mas- 
ters) Bryan). Died May 24, 1895, age 3 years, 8 days. 

(William Bryan married Fannie Masters, daughter of 
Stephen Masters.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Clara M. Bryan, (daughter of William and Fannie 
(Masters) Biyan). Died April 22, 1895, age 9 months. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

BRYANT. 

Louisa (Gregory), wife of Thomas Bryant. Died June 
28, 1873. age 37 years. 

(Thomas Bryant married (1) Gregory, (2) 

Louisa Gregory, a sister of his first wife, all three bom in 
England, and (3) Ruth Eggleston, daughter of Deacon Ben- 
jamin and Elizabeth (Wiltsie) Eggleston of Thorn Hill. 
He had one child: Anna, married Eudelbert Churchill, of 
Cold Brook, by his first wife, and two: Sarah, married 
Seymour Churchill of Cold Brook; and Joseph Henry, who 
died young, by his second wife. No issue by the third 
wife.) 

(Borodino.) 
Joseph Henry, son of Thomas and Louisa (Gregory) 
Bryant. Died August 26, 1872, age 5 years, 9 months, 23 
days. 

(Borodino.) 

BUFFINGTON. 

Charles H. BufRngton. Died January 6, 1852, age 35 
years. 3 months. 



42 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

" This stone was erected by Borodino Lodge, I. 0. of 
O. F., as a token of esteem for their deceased brother." 

(He was a teacher and died single. At the time of his 
decease he was reading medicine with Dr. Isaac Morrell, of 
Borodino. He was related to Mrs. Jacob W. Darling, prob- 
ably a nephew.) 

(Borodino.) 



BULFINCH. 

Joseph Bulfinch. Died October 3, 1873, age 88 years. 
" Where the weary are at rest." 

(Joseph Bulfinch was born in Boston, Mass., was liber- 
ally educated, and in early life was a teacher in a Vermont 
Seminary. In 1818 he came to Spafford and settled on a 
farm on Lots 32, Sempronius, and 21, Tully, where he 
remained until the time of his decease, pursuing the occu- 
pation of farming and civil engineering. He was frequently 
called upon by his townspeople to fill tov/n oflEices, and 
seldom during his active life did his name fail to appear in 
the list of town officials. Among the offices held by him 
were Supervisor, Assessor, Poor Master, School Commis- 
sioner, Inspector of Schools and Town Trustee, but most 
f reuuently his name appears in the town books as Inspector 
of Schools; in fact for many years teachers in the schools 
of Spafford obtained their permit to follow this vocation 
from Joseph Bulfinch. He married Lydia Harrington be- 
fore coming to this town, and by her had the following 
children : Sarah Ann, married Andrew J. Eliot, son of Elias 
and Charity (Warner) Eliot, he is dead and she is residing 
(1899) in Onondaga Valley, N. Y. ; Lydia, died at 11 years; 
Joseph Harrington, married Lucy Ann Eliot, daughter of 
Elias and Charity (Warner) Eliot; and Mary, married Dr. 
Daniel George Frisbie, residing in Grinnell, Iowa. 

Joseph Harrington Bulfinch, born in Boston, Mass., 
December 6, 1816, and died at Yankton, S. D., November 12, 
1897, inherited the literary tastes and studious habits of his 
father without his self confidence, and while he had few, if 
any, peers in the community in which he from time to time 
resided, as a man and a scholar, his inherent modesty fre- 
quently prevented him from holding positions of public trust 
and confidence, which his natural and acquired ability fitted 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 43 

him to occupy. In early life he followed the avocations of 
his father, farming and civil engineering, and at one time 
he held a commission as Major in the Militia of the State 
of New York. By his wife, Lucy Ann Eliot, who survived 
him and in 1899 resided in Yankton, S. D., he had : George 
W., married Jennie Swartz, he is now deceased, leaving his 
widow and one daughter, Alice May Bulfinch, residing in 
Williamsport, Pa.; James, a twin of George, died young; 
and Alice M., who married Nelson J. Cramer, (lawyer), 
resides in Yankton, S. Da.) 

(Spafford.) 
Lydia Harrington, wife of Joseph Bulfinch. Died De- 
cember 31, 1861, age 73 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Lydia, daughter of Joseph and Lydia (Harrington) Bul- 
finch. Died Monday, February 13, 1837, age 11 years, 6 
months, 22 days. 

" Pause, my young friends a while before you further go, 
I once was gay as well as you, but now here lie low ; 
Nor did I think I so soon must take my leave of you, 
But death called loud, I must obey and bid you all adieu ; 
Remember you must soon like me be mouldering in the clay, 
Those earthly fleeting joys must soon pass away; 
But there is a heaven of endless joy where saints immortal 

reign, 
There free from sin, from sorrow, from grief and every 
pain." 

(Spafford.) 

BURDICK. 

Russell M. Burdick, Esq. Died December 29, 1850, age 
53 years, 11 months, 24 days. 

" Man knoweth not his time." 

(Russell M. Burdick, descended form a Seventh Day 
Baptist ancestry, came to Spafford from Scott, N. Y., where 
he had brothers and sisters; he probably came originally 
from Brookfleld, Madison Co., N. Y. He married (1) 
Esther Whiting, daughter of Thomas and Esther Whiting; 
and (2) Philura Seeley, daughter of Samuel G. and Ada 
(Fowler) Seeley, and widow of Mr. Eldridge. He came to 
this town before 1825, and from time to time held various 



44 •NONDAGA HISTORICAL AtmemATL&S 

town offices, among which were: Supervisor, Assessor, 
Tov/n Trustee and Justice of the Peace; the latter he held 
for many years, and by reason of which he was commonly 
called Esquire Burdick. He had eight children, seven by his 
first wife and one by his last: Lovinia, married George 
Youst Fisher, son of Dakin and Sally (Youst) Fisher, she 
died in Seneca Falls, N. Y.; Melissa, married John S. Cole, 
son of Easton and Polly (Lewis) Cole, she died in Michigan; 
Oscar F., married Lovedy Tinkham, daughter of Russel and 
Mary (Cook) Tinkham, he died in Michigan; R. Verona, 
accidentally killed when young; Fernando Cortez, died 
South; Ira Whiting, died single in Michigan; Dorleska L., 
married Porter P. Cole, son of Easton and Polly (Lewis) 
Cole, resides in Michigan; and Mary E. (by second wife), 
married William Cullen Bockes, the latter is dead and she 
resides in Scott, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 
In memory of Esther (Whiting), wife of Russell M. 
Burdick. Died July 3, 1841, age 39 years, 4 months. 

(Spafford.) 
Russell Verona, son of Russell M. and Esther (Whiting) 
Burdick. Died October 14, 1845, age 13 years, 4 months, 7 
days. 

(Accidentally killed by a wagon running over him.) 

(Spafford.) 
In memory of Thompson Burdick, (son of John and 
Elizabeth (Babcock) Burdick). Died October 5, 1830, age 
77 years. 

" For the great day of his wrath cometh. 
And who shall be able to stand." 
(Thompson Burdick was born in the town of Westerly, 
R. I., September 1, 1753, and was a soldier in the War of 
the Revolution, serving as a member of Capt. Samuel Ward's 
Co., Col. Varnum's 1st Reg-t. R. I. Line (Continentals) from 
May, 1775, to January 1, 1777, participating in the Siege of 
Boston, the battles of Long Island, White Plains and Tren- 
ton, and receiving a gunshot wound in the battle of White 
Plains. He was discharged from the Continentals at Cross- 
wick Meeting House, in the State of Pennsylvania, but 
afterwards served on different tours of duty as part of the 
Militia of his native State, among which was one made in 
an endeavor to drive the British from Newport, R. I. On 



SPAFFORD MORTUAHY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 45 

this latter occasion he came near losing his life, from drown- 
ing off Judith Point, R. I., by the capsizing of barges used 
in carrying soldiers employed in that expedition ; sixteen in 
all were thrown into the water, of whom only eight were 
saved, among the latter was Thompson Burdick. 

Mr. Burdick was fouth in line of descent from Robert 
Burdick, the first settler in this country, and the common 
ancestor so far as known of the Burdick family generally 
in America. Tradition says that Robert Burdick came to 
this country from a small village in England, near the 
border line of Wales, but at just what time is not recorded. 
In November, 1652, he was baptized at Newport, R. I., and 
four years afterwards was made Freeman at the same place. 
In 1661 a company was formed, at the latter place, to 
colonize v/hat was afterwards known as Westerly, R. I. Of 
these were Robert Burdick and Tobias Saunders. In Nov- 
ember of that year, Mr. Burdick and Mr. Saunders made a 
clearing, and put up a log house at the latter place, but were 
promptly arrested by order of Governor John Endicott, of 
Massachusetts, carried prisoners to Boston, tried and fined 
forty pounds apiece as trespassers, and ordered to give 
bonds to keep the peace. They were kept in prison several 
months, during which time they appealed to England for 
redress, but in the end the colonization company paid their 
fines, and they returned to Rhode Island. On November 2, 
1655, Robert Burdick married at Newport, R. I., Ruth Hub- 
bard, daughter of Samuel and Tacy (Cooper) Hubbard, who 
was said to be the first white child born in Springfield, 
Mass., (January 11, 1640) , and by her had nine children who 
arrived at maturity: Robert, Hubbard, Thomas, Naomi, 
Ruth, Benjamin, Samuel, Tacy and Deborah. Samuel Hub- 
bard and his wife Tacy Cooper, and their three daughters, 
Ruth, Rachel and Bethia were among the first to embrace 
the doctrines of the Seventh Day Baptist in this country, 
and to them, more than to any other persons, belongs the 
credit of the establishment of that denomination in America. 
Robert Burdick, after passing through various vicissitudes 
incident to the settlement of the Narragansett country, in 
Rhode Island, finally established himself at Westerly, R. I., 
where he reared his family and continued to reside until the 
time of his decease. 

Hubbard Burdick, son of Robert, resided in the Town 



46 •NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

of Hopkinton, R. I., and was one of the grantees of 5,300 
acres of land in that town, sold by order of the Rhode Island 
Court, October 2, 1711. This grant was situate in the 
westera part of that town. He married Hannah Maxson, 
daughter of John and Mary (Moshier) Maxson, and had 
four sons : Hubbard, Nathan, John and Ezekiel. 

John Burdick, son of Hubbard, was bom May 19, 1721, 
and married Elizabeth Babcock, by whom he had eight 
children: Maxson, Thompson, Anne, John, Paul, Abigail, 
Sarah, and Frances. 

Thompson Burdick, son of John, married Tabitha Wil- 
cox, daughter of Nathan and Tabitha (Prosser) Wilcox, at 
Stonington, Conn., and by her had ten children, all of whom 
were born at the latter place, except one or possibly two of 
the younger, born at Brookfield, Madison Co., N. Y., to which 
place he moved his family in or about the year 1796. From 
Brookfield he moved to the town of Scott, N. Y., in the year 
1809, and settled in the northern part of the village of that 
name, and resided there until about 1819, when he settled on 
Lot 41, Tully, and there remained until the time of his 
decease. His children were: Paul, moved to Milwaukee, 
Wis.; William, moved to Pennsylvania; Thompson, Jr., 

married Lucy , he was killed or died in the war of 

1812; Ethel, died unmarried; Lucy, bom December 1, 1779, 
in Stonington, Conn., and died in Brookfield, N. Y., August 
20, 1833, married John Collins, December, 1796, at Brook- 
field, N. Y., she was the mother of Dr| John Collins who 
resided and died in this town ; Nabby, born 1782, and died 
April 29, 1866, married David Gates in 1796, at Brookfield, 
N. Y. ; Nancy, married George Frink ; Pollina, married John 
Barber of Scott, N. Y., and died November 12, 1852, age 
62 ; Betsey, born November 30, 1793, died in Spafford, De- 
cebmre 31, 1872, married Elijah Knapp, son of Peter and 
Dinah (Guion) Knapp, December 9, 1812, at Scott, N. Y., 
and resided and died in this town; and Sophia, born 1802, 
married Hosea Palmer of this town and died in Scott, N. Y., 
Thompson Burdick, by reason of his military services, was 
a pensioner of the United States. 

(Spafford.) 

In memory of Tabitha (Tabothy on stone) (Wilcox), 
wife of Thompson Burdick. Died December 4, 1827, age 
71 years, 8 months, 11 days. 



SPAFFCRD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 47 

(Tabitha Wilcox was of the sixth generation in line of 
descent from Edward Wilcox, who came to America from 
England and settled in Portsmouth, R. I., before 1638, and 
was in trade there at that date, with Roger Williams and 
Richard Smith. He died in Kingston, R. I., where he left 
at least two children : Stephen and Daniel. 

Stephen V/ilcox, son of Edward, bom 1623 at Ports- 
mouth and died at Westerly, R. I., in 1690, married 1658, 
Hannah Hazard, daughter of Thomas and Martha Hazard, 
and by her had seven children: Edward, Thomas, Daniel, 
William, Stephen, Hannah, and Jeremiah. Stephen Wilcox 
was a deputy in the R. I. Court in 1670 to 1672, and the 
ov/ner of 500 acres of land in the Pequoit Country. 

William Wilcox, son of Stephen, died at Stonington, 
December 27, 1757, married (1) January 25, 1698, Dorothy 
Palmier, daughter of I\Ioses and Dorothy (Gilbert) Palmer, 
and granddaughter of Walter and Rebecca (Short) Palmer 
of the first settlers of Stonington, Conn., and (2) Mrs. Abi- 
gail Palmer. His children born at Stonington, Conn., were 
by his first wife, and were as follows : Dorothy, Anna, Wil- 
liam, Jemima, Mary, Amey, Sarah and Nathan. Wliliam 
Wilcox was commonly called and known as Dea. Wm. 
Wilcox. 

William Wilcox, Jr., son of William, bom June 3, 1703, 
married (1) March 24, 1725-6 at Stonington, Hannah 
Brown, and by her had one child. She died January 4, 
1826-7 and he married (2) June 5, 1727, Elizabeth Brown, 
daughter of John and Elizabeth (Miner) Brown, and by 
her had six children. His children were: Hannah, Pru- 
dence, Nathan, William, John, Dorothy and Hannah (2), 
both Hannahs died young. 

Nathan Wilcox, son of Wm., Jr., bom April 6, 1730, at 
Stonington, Conn., married January 25, 1753 at the latter 
place Tabitha Prosser, and by her had four children, bom 
at Stonington: Nathan, William, Tabitha, bom March 15, 
1757, married Thompson Burdick; and Prudence. 

(Spafford.) 

Christopher Avery Burdick, (son of Thompson, Jr., and 
Lucy Burdick) . Bora July 6, 1807, died February 6, 1882. 

(Thompson Burdick, Jr., son of Thompson and Tabitha 
(Wilcox) Burdick, was killed or died in the War of 1812. 
By his wife Lucy he had the following children : Leonard, 



48 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

David, Ezra, Aurilla, Chritopher Avery, married Eugenia 
Jane Nash, daughter of Joel and Lovina (Whiting) Nash, 
and granddaughter of Thomas and Esther Whiting. 

Avery Burdick by his wife Eugenia Jane Nash had four 
children : Elnora, married Lovinas Tinkham, son of Russel 
and Mary (Cook) Tinkham, resides in Scott, N. Y. ; Medora, 
married (1) Ira Hill, (2) Albert Hill, resides at Kipton, O., 
and Charles C, married Emily Norton, daughter of Erastus 
and Mary (Isdell) Norton. There was another daughter 
older than these, who died a young girl. 

(Spafford.) 

Charles C. Burdick, son of Christopher Avery, by his 
wife Emily Norton has: Lillian, married Waldo Emerson 
Gilbert, son of William Gilbert, attorney-at-law, resides in 
Syracuse, N. Y. ; and Majestic, married Russell D. Eddy, 
son of David Eddy. A third child, Dora A., died young.) 

(Spafford.) 

Eugenia Jane (Nash), wife of Christopher Avery Bur- 
dick. Born in 1813, died in 1892. 

(Spafford.) 

Dora A., daughter of Charles C. and Emily (Norton) 
Burdick. Died June 27, 1870, age 8 months. 

(Spafford.) 

Benjamin C. Burdick. Died April 2, 1835, age 44 
years, 6 months. 

(Borodino.) 

BURLTON. 

James Burlton. Died January 14, 1883, age 56 years. 

" The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want." 
(Mr. Burlton was born in England; his wife, Charlotte 
Greene, after his decease married (2) George Clark of 
Skaneateles.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Charlotte Green, wife of James Burlton. Died March 
13, 1896, age 70 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

BURNS. 

Mary A. (Travis) (Barnes), wife of Michael Bums. 
Born 1831, died 1889. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 49 

" Pain and sickness has been my lot to bear, 

And in the Eternal Home I hope I shall have a crown to 

wear." 

(Michael Bums was born in Ireland; he married Mary 
A. Travis, daughter of John Travis, and widow of Edwin 
F. Barnes.) 

(Borodino.) 

Felix Burns. Died July 18, 1872, age 85 years. 

(He married Elizabeth Wallace, and by her had : Mary, 
married Ward Bearse, son of Aaron and Rebecca (Earl) 
Bearse; Thomas W., married Anna Earl, daughter of Wil- 
liam and Polly (Pitts) Earl; Francis, married Harriet M. 
Streeter, daughter of Calvin and Melentha (Babcock) 
Streeter; and Phillip, married Emma Taylor, daughter of 
William Taylor. Felix Bums and his wife, Elizabeth Wal- 
lace, came to Spafford from Washington Co., N. Y., about 
1835, and settled on Lot 12, Sempronius.) 

(Borodino.) 

Elizabeth (Wallace) , wife o Felix Bums. Died June 15, 
1863, age 72 years, 1 month, 12 days. 

(Borodino.) 

Philip Burns, (son of Felix and Elizabeth (Wallace) 
Burns) . Died July 10, 1882, age 48 years, 2 months. 

(Philip Burns married Emma Taylor, daughter of Wil- 
liam Taylor, and by her had four children : Francis, Fred- 
erick, Mary and Charlotte. He was drowned in Owasco 
Lake outlet.) 

(Borodino.) 

Thomas W. Bunrs, (son of Felix and Elizabeth (Wal- 
lace) Burns) . Died June 10, 1883, age 54 years. 

" An honest man is the noblest work of God." 
(Thomas W. Bums married Ann Earl, daughter of Wil- 
liam and Polly (Pitts) Earl, and by her had: Flora E., 
George and Emma, the latter died before her father and died 
young.) 

(Borodino.) 

Our Little Emma, only child of Thomas W. and Anna 
(Earl) Burns. Died June 18, 1869, age 5 years, 9 months, 
14 days. 



50 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

" Here thy laughing face we miss, 
Miss thy smile, thy loving kiss. 
Yet our hearts must own it best, 
God has taken thee to rest." 
Harriet M. (Streeter), wife of Francis Bums. Died 
August 13, 1866, age 30 years, 5 months. 

" Dear child ! the grave must be your bed. 
Yes, thou art numbered with the dead. 
That aching head and sunken eye 
Now in the grave must mouldering lie." 
(FrancisBums, son of Felix and Elizabeth (Wallace) 
Bums, married Harriet M. Streeter, daughter of Calvin 
and Melentha (Babcock) Streeter.) 

(Borodino.) 



BURROUGHS. 

John P. Burroughs, (son of Alvin Burroughs of Skan- 
eateles) . Died December 9, 1884, age 62 years. 

Alvin Burroughs of Skaneateles died January 4, 1877. 
In his will, dated November 14, 1874, and probated Feb- 
ruary 17, 1877, he mentions his wife Deborah Ann Bur- 
roughs, and his children : Phebe Jane, of Skaneateles, she 
died September 1, 1887, unmarried; Charles, of Groton, 
Tompkins Co., N. Y. ; John P., of Spafford, N. Y., married 
Eliza Lowery, daughter of William Lowery; Nancy 
Ann, married Prof. Charles 0. Roundy, son of Asahel an<X 
Hannah (Weston) Roundy, her husband is now dead and 
she resides at Moravia, N. Y. ; Mary A., married February 
27, 1853, Charles W. Foster, son of Albert and Clarissa 
(Maxson) Foster, of Yankton, South Dakota; and Eliza- 
beth, married George H. Taylor of Camillus, she died before 
her father and left one daughter, Elizabeth Taylor. De- 
borah Ann Burroughs, mentioned as the wife of Alvin in 
his will, was his second wife and not the mother of his 
children. At the time of her marriage to Mr. Burroughs 
she was the widow of a Mr. Gamble. She died April 20, 
1876, and was survived by Mr. Burroughs, her second hus- 
band. Mr. Burroughs* first wife was Sally Purchase, she 
was the mother of all his children. 

John P. Burroughs by his wife, Eliza Lowery, had one 
son, George A. Burroughs, who married Helen Churchill, 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 11 

daughter of Chauncey and Catherine M. (Merry) Churchill 
of Cold Brook. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Eliza (Lowery) , wife of John P. Burroughs. Died May 
2, 1875, age 52 years. 

" We have met." 

(Cold Brook.) 

CADY. 

Renona A. Cady. Died January 2, 1849, age 23 years, 18 
days. 

" Is not dead but sleepeth." 
(He was a shoemaker, and a brother of Harmon Cady.) 

(Borodino.) 
Harmon Cady. Died March 21, 1861, age 45 years. 
(He was a shoemaker, and a brother of Renona A. 
Cady.) 

(Borodino.) 

CALKINS. 

Elizabeth, relict of Abram Calkins. Died July 8, 1855, 
age 85 years. 

(Abram and Elizabeth Calkins were father and mother 
of Charles A. Calkins, formerly of Thorn Hill. After her 
husband's death Mrs. Calkins came to this town, and died 
at the residence of her son Charles.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Wilmot P., son of Charles A. and Diana (Shelden) 
Calkins. Died January 4, 1865, age 16 years, 11 months, 
25 days. 

(Charles A. Calkins, born September 2, 1805, son of 
Abram and Elizabeth Calkins, married Diana Shelden, 
daughter of William and Abigail (Udell) Shelden, August 
21, 1831. His wife was born at Stephentown, N. Y., July 
30, 1804, and died at the residence of her son-in-law, Hon. 
Sidney Smith, in the Village of Skaneateles, N. Y., May 19, 
1892, age 88 years ; she was buried in Lake View Cemetery, 
in the latter village. Her daughter, Jennie A., married Hon. 
Sidney Smith as his second wife, and her son, George S. 
Calkins, at the time of her decease resided in Chicago, 111.) 

(Thora Hill.) 



52 ©NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

CALLENDER. 

Richard Callender. Died January 3, 1853, age 67 years, 
11 months. 

(He was born in Ireland, and died in Marietta, N. Y., 
leaving- him surviving his wife, Naomi, and the following 
children: Richard, Jr., who married Mary A. Hicks; 
William; Mary A.; Margaret, wife of Hiram Eastman; 
Julia A., wife of Francis Bailey; Catherine and Edward 
Callender.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Richard Callender, Jr., son of Richard Callender. Bom 
March 11, 1822, died May 12, 1891. 

(He married Mary A. Hicks and by her had at least two 
children: Frank Earl, died March 16, 1862; and Francis 
R., born February 24, 1863, m.arried 1888, Jennie M. Tripp, 
daughter of Dr. Van Dyke Tripp of Spafford, and by her had 
two children: Flora M., born December 17, 1888, and 
Russel v., born September 24, 1890.) 

(Borodino.) 

Mary A. Hicks, wife of Richard Callender, Jr. Bom 
March 14, 1826. 

(She was born in Dutchess Co., N. Y., and in 1898 was 
residing with her son, Francis R. Callender, in Borodino.) 

(Borodino.) 

Frank Earl, son of Richard, Jr., and Mary A. (Hicks) 
Callender. Born April 14, 1857, died March 16, 1862. 

(Borodino.) 
CARR. 

Thurston Carr, (son of William and Mary (Brown) 
Carr) . Died January 23, 1859, age 54 years, 7 days. 
" Afflictions sore a long time he bore. 
Physicians were in vain, 
Till God pleased to give him ease 
And free him from all pain." 
(Thurston Carr's pioneer ancestor, Benjamin Carr, came 
to this country from London, England, in the ship " For- 
tune," and landed at Plymouth, Mass., Nov. 6, 1621. A 
short time afterwards he left Plymouth with a party of 
friends, and finally settled in Rhode Island. He married, 
before coming to this country, Martha Hardington, and by 
her had four children: Robert, Caleb, Richard and An- 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 63 

drew. He and his wife Martha afterwards returned to 
England, where they both died, but his sons Robert and 
Caleb remained, and are the ancestors of two distinct and 
numerous families of Carr in this country. William Carr, 
a lineal descendant from Robert Carr, one of these two 
brothers, was born February 14, 1778, at Stephentown, 
N. Y., where his father, Thurston Carr, then resided. He 
married (1) Mary Brown, January 8, 1800, at Stephentown, 
N. Y., and (2) Widow Harvey. He had ten children, among 
whom was Thurston Carr of Spafford, N. Y., bom of his 
first wife January 13, 1805, at Canaan, Columbia Co., N. Y. 
The latter married Lorane Greene, November 16, 1826, and 
by her had the following children : An infant born May 17, 
1828, died young; Emeline, born September 29, 1829, died 
March 29, 1831 ; Eliza Maria, born April 23, 1831, died at 
Scott, October 26, 1894, age 63 years, married Lucius Scott 
in Spafford, December 30, 1851; Mary Ann, born March 
31, 1833, married Lafayette Tinkham son of Russell and 
Mary (Cook) Tinkham, at Spafford, April 25, 1850, resid- 
ing 1899 in Spafford, N. Y. ; Sarah Lavinda, born March 23, 
1835, died January 8, 1873, married Thomsa A. Babcock at 
Spafford, October, 1857; Julia Barnes, born March 31, 1837, 
died February 15, 1838; an infant son, born February 20, 

1839, and died young; Harriet Emeline, born August 1, 

1840, married Ammon J. Ripley, son of John L. and Clarissa 
E. (Loss) Ripley, resides at Glen Haven, N. Y.; Julia 
Louisa, born October 17, 1843, married (1) John M. Ca/r, 
July 3, 1862, (second cousins) and (2) Henry B. Wood, of 
Chemung Co., N. Y., as her second husband, residence Spen- 
cer, Iowa; Lucy Jane, born January 21, 1845, died August, 
1848; George Spencer, born September 27, 1847, married 
Angeline Filkins, daughter of (^orge D. and Margaret 
(Fisher) Filkins, residence Heber, Arkansas; and William 
Thurston, born April 23, 1851, died May, 1857. 

The first four of the above children were born in Ste- 
phentown, N. Y., and the balance in Spafford, where Mr. 
and Mrs. Carr settled about the year 1833. The line of 
descent of Mr. Thurston Carr, of Spafford, as traced in the 
family genealogy published by Edson L Carr, is as follows : 
Thurston, William, Thurston, Caleb, Caleb, Caleb, Robert, 
Benjamin.) 

(Spafford.) 



54 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Lorane Green, wife of Thurston Carr. Bom August 
28, 1808, died at Glen Haven, N. Y., January 19, 1898, age 
90 years. 

(She was a daughter of Mariam Green, who died at her 
home in this town, October 20, 1866, at the age of 98 years, 
8 months and 13 days, buried in this cemetery. (No stone.) 

(Spafford.) 
William T., son of Thurston and Lorane (Green) Carr. 
Bom April 23, 1851, age 24 days— 

" Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest, 
God called thee home when he thought best." 

(Spafford.) 
Lucy J., daughter of Thurston and Lorane (Green) Carr. 
Died August 12 1846, age 6 months. 

CARROLL. 

John P. Carroll, son of Burnett M. and Eady Carroll. 
Died September 4, 1853, age 30 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

CARVER. 

Mary, wife of George Carver. Died November 4, 1829, 
age 33 years. 

(George Carver was a teacher.) 

(Thom Hill.) 

David Carver came to Spafford from Holland Co., Conn., 
and settled in Spafford Hollow on Lot 44, Tully, March 22, 
1815. In his will, dated August 27, 1863, and probated 
December 17, 1863, his age is stated at 76 years. He men- 
tions no wife, but the following children : John, David W., 

married Hannah , residence Pompey; Erastus H., 

and daughter, Anna J. Caple. At the date of the will 
Erastus H. Carver was a soldier in the Union Army. 

CASE. 

Mabel, wife of Kelley Case. Died August 27, 1851, age 
68 years. 

In his will, dated October 10, 1859, and probated Sep- 
tember 13, 1866, Kelley Case mentions among others, his 
wife, Hannah Case. His children were: Reuben, Willis, 
John, Stennett, Silas, Lucina, married Alfred Munson, 



5P AFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 55 

father and mother of Dr. W. W. Munson of Otisco, N. Y.; 
Sophronia, married Edgar Crofoot of Preble, N. Y.; Mary- 
Ann, died young, and Susan. Mr. Kelley Case was one of 
the School Inspectors for the Town of Spafford for the 
years 1813-14-15-16-17-18-22-24-28-29, and Assessor for the 
year 1815. Kelley Case was a member of Capt. Asahel 
Roundy's Co. in the War of 1812. 

Sergeant Kelly Case, N. Y. Mil., War of 1812. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Mary Ann, daughter of Kelley and Mabel Case. Died 
October 17, 1830, age 2 years, 11 months, 25 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Silas Case, (son of Kelley and Mabel Case) . Died May 
21, 1848, in his 23rd year. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Willis Case, (son of Kelley and Mabel Case). Died 
September 15, 1884, age 70 years, 4 months. 

(In his will, dated 1885 and probated July 13, 1885, he 
mentions his wife Chloe M. Case and his son, Ansel K. 
Case.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Ansel K., son of Willis and Chloe Case. Died August 24, 
1855, age 3 years, 10 months, 20 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Infant daughter of Willis and Chloe Case. Died Sep- 
tember 2, 1847, age 7 weeks. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Isaac C. Case. Died May 23, 1864, age 78 years. 3 
months, 12 days. 

(His first wife was Polly ; and his second, 

Nancy . His children were: William, married 

Asenath Warner ; Aaron G., married Rebecca Monk, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin Monk ; Arvilla M., married Charles Nichols ; 
Eunice, married Isaac Olmstead; Mary Ann, married 
Stephen Crane; Betsey, married Henry Howe; Lydia, mar- 
ried Picket, and Isaac E. Case.) 

(Borodino.) 

Polly, wife of Isaac Case. Died August 27, 1859, age 69 
years, 1 month, 18 days. 

(Borodino.) 



56 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

William Case, son of Isaac and Polly Case. Died August 
26, 1852, age 42 years, 25 days. 

(He married Asenath Warner.) 

(Borodino.) 

Asenath Warner, wife of William Case. Died January 
28, 1886. age 74 years, 4 months. 

(She first married William Case; second Calvin Patter- 
son as his second wife; and third Peter Becker, as his 
second wife.) 

(Borodino.) 

Rebecca (Monk), wife of Aaron G. Case. Died March 
18, 1852, age 28 years. 

(Aaron G. Case, son of Isaac and Polly Case, married 
Rebecca Monk, daughter of Benjamin Monk. He died in 
Memphis, N. Y., March 7, 1888, age 66 years.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Isaac E., son of Isaac and Polly Case. Died December 
22, 1837. Age 9 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

A man by the name of Russel Case formerly resided at 
the foot of the Buctail, in Spafford Hollow, who had four 
sons: Stephen, Lewis and Leonard (twins), and Reuben, 
who afterwards moved to Marcellus, N. Y. 

CHANDLER. 

Joshua Chandler. Died August 19, 1834, age 71 years. 

(He came from Connecticut and left no issue. In his 
will, dated February 19, 1827, and probated November 15, 
1834, he mentions his wife Hannah Chandler, and brothers 
and sisters: John Chandler, Polly Chandler, Thomas 
Chandler; nephew Nathan Chamberlin; niece Fanny Eaton; 
Emily Nye (probably a sister), and her son, Benjamin 
Nye.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Hannah, wife of Joshua Chandler. Died February 2, 
1841, age 79. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

CHAPMAN. 

Lydia (Hunt), wife of Amasa Chapman. Born March 
9, 1780; died April 13, 1849. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES »f 

Amasa Chapman is also dead, and buried in this ceme- 
tery. He married Lydia Hunt, sister of Deacon John Hunt 
of Thorn Hill. 

Amasa Chapman, bom June 29, 1771, died March 21, 
1847. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

CHAPPELL. 

Martin Chappell. Died Au^st 24, 1836, age 32 years. 

He married (1) , and (2) Adeline 

Force, daughter of Henry Force. He left him surviving 
two children : Zipporah and John, aged respectively at that 
time 6 and 3 years.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

, wife of Martin Chappell. Died 

February 16, 1834, age 27 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

CHURCHELL. 

James Churchell. Died March 8, 1821, age 60 years, 4 
months, 23 days. 

(He came from Rensselaer County, N. Y., with his wife, 
Hannah Dobbs, and settled on Lots 1 and 2, Tully, in this 
town, in the year 1816. By his wife, Hannah Dobbs, he 
had the following children: James, Jr., he resided in 
Auburn, N. Y. ; Frederick (" Fade "), married a Miss Wil- 
lard; Peter, married (1) Lucina Crane, daughter of 
Stephen and Elsie (Grinnell) Crane, and (2) Charity 
Rainey, widow of James B. Williamson, and sister of Robert 
Rainey ; William, married Celinda Fisher, daughter of Dakin 
and Sally (Youst) Fisher; Alexander M., married (1) 
Lydia McKay, daughter of Augustin and Polly (Partridge) 
McKay, (2) Jane Robertson, daughter of James and Isabel 
(Eadie) Robertson, and (3) Margaret Fisher, daughter of 
Dakin and Sally (Youst) Fisher, and widow of George D. 
Filkins; Gilbert Ward, married (1) Elnora Rainey, daugh- 
ter of Robert Rainey, and (2) Harriet Littlefield; he is 
now deceased ; John, married Polly Palmer, daughter of 
Amos and Mary (Barber) Palmer; Ansel, married Izabenda 
Bearse, daughter of Aaron and Phebe (Smith) Bearse; and 
Mary Ann, married Simon Brownell.)) 

(Spaflford.) 



58 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Hannah (Dobbs), wife of James Churchell. Died June 
17, 1843, age 72 years, 5 months, 24 days. 
" We leave you here till Christ shall come the sleep of death 

to break, 
Thou mayest then leave this silent tomb and in his likeness 
wake." 

(Spafford.) 

Alexander M. Churchell, son of James and Hannah 
(Dobbs) Churchell). Born April 10, 1809, died September 
10, 1890. 

(He survived his three wives mentioned above. In his 
will, dated August 11, 1885, and probated October 16, 1890, 
he mentions no wife, but the following children : Aderesta, 
wife of H. B. Swetland; Jane, wife of Orlando Grinnell; and 
grandson: Milton A. Swetland.) 

(Spaiford.) 

Lydia (McKay) Churchell, (wife of Alexander M. 
Churchell) . Born March 30, 1818, died June 14, 1843. 

(She was a daughter of Augustin and Polly (Partridge) 
McKay.) 

(Spafford.) 

Jane (Robertson) Churchell, (wife of Alexander M. 
Churchell) . Bom October 5, 1818, died November 5, 1850. 

(She was a daughter of James and Isabel (Eadie) Rob- 
ertson. Mr. Churchell's third wife, Margaret Fisher, was 
buried by the side of her first husband, George D. Filkins, 
in this cemetery.) 

(Spafford.) 

Elnora (Rainey) wife of Gilbert W. Churchell. Died 
October 3, 1851, age 35 years, 7 days. 

(She was a daughter of Robert Rainey.) 

(Spafford.) 

Harriet (Littlefield) , wife of Gilbert W. Churchell. 
Bom April 24, 1828, died June 16, 1868. 

(Spafford.) 

Anson Churchell, (son of James and Hannah Dobbs) 
Churchell.) Bom November 30, 1813, died October 25, 
1849. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 59 

" Disease I met with when far from home, 
No friend or kindred to me come, 
And when to native land returned 
The vital spark had ceased to burn, 
My wife and child with tears and pain, 
Cannot call back from deaht's cold chain." 
(He married Izabenda Bearse, daughter of Aaron and 
Phebe (Smith) Bearse; and by her had one daughter, Eliza, 
who married Erastus E. Brown. After his decease his wife 
married (2) Albert E. Fulton. She died May 21, 1875, and 
was buried by the side of her second husband in Borodino 
Cemetery.) 

(Spafford.) 
Peter Churchell, (son of James and Hannah (Dobbs) 
Churchell) . Born May 29, 1798, died July 23, 1876. 
" No sighs are heard in this shadowy place. 
No voice of them who weep. 
He has fought the fight and finished the race, 
God giveth him rest in sleep." 
(He married (1) Lucinda Crane, daughter of Stephen 
and Else (Grinnell) Crane, and (2) Charity Rainey, widow 
of James B. Williamson, and sister of Robert Rainey. His 

children were: James, married Carr, daughter 

of Almon and Arathusa (Morse) Carr, residence Onondaga 
Valley, N. Y. ; he died May 21, 1899, leaving widow, one son 
and three daughters: George, married Eveline Norton, 
daughter of Robert and Susan (Hill) Norton; Caroline Gale 
of Otisco, N. Y. ; and Lorilla Patten, wife of George A. 
Patten of Spafford, N. Y., the latter has two children, Alton 
W., of Spafford, N. Y. ; and Flora B., wife of Emmett L. 
Gordon, of Preble, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 
Lucinda (Crane), wife of Peter Churchell. Bom Feb- 
ruary 10, 1800, died February 16, 1831. 

(Spafford.) 
Charity (Rainey) , wife of Peter Churchell. Born April 
14, 1799, died March 1, 1869. 

" When the day at last is done. 
When the race of life is o'er, 
God will give his wearied one 
Rest for evermore." 

(Spafford.) 



60 •NONDASA HISTORieAL ASSOCIATION 

William Churchell, (son of James and Hannah (Dobbs) 
Churchell). Died May 15, 1882, age 76 years, 2 months. 

(He married Celinda Fisher, daughter of Dakin and 
Sally (Youst) Fisher. He left no descendant, but an 
adopted daughter Jennette, who married Sullivan A. Carr, 
son of Almon and Arathusa (Morse) Carr.) 

(Spafford.) 

Celinda (Fisher), wife of William Churchell. Died 
May 15, 1878, age 69 years, 25 days. 

(Spafford.) 

George Churchell, (son of Peter and Lucinda (Crane) 
Churchell) . Died October 4, 1893, age 64 years, 5 months. 

(He married Eveline Norton, daughter of Robert and 
Susan (Hill) Norton, and left him surviving, his wife Eve- 
line, and the following children: Arthur B., of Syracuse 
N. Y. ; Lena E., of Titusville, Pa.; and the following grand- 
children: Mabel E., Russel, Arthur, Harold, and Edward 
J. Churchell, minor children of his deceased son, Edward J. 
Churchell, then residing with their mother, Olive Churchell, 
at Syracuse, N. Y. ; Eveline, Mary, Bessie, John, and Flora 
Morgan, minor children of his deceased daughter. Flora 
Morgan, residing with their father, William H. Morgan, at 
Cortland, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

CHURCHILL. 

In memory of John Churchill, who departed this life Sep- 
tember 27, 1817. Age 59 years, 6 months, 15 days. 

(Mr. Churchill by his wife, Martha, had the following 
children. John, Alvin, married Sally Seeley, daughter of 
Samuel G. and Ada (Fowler) Seeley; Chauncey, married 
Catherine M. Merry; Sally, married John Bacon, son of 
Amos and Abigail (Cady) Bacon ; Irene, married (1) Lucius 
Vail, and (2) Harvey Anthony, Jotham, and Joab, who died 
at 18 years.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Martha, wife of John Churchill. Died February 13, 
1839, age 63 years. 

Joab, son of John and Martha Churchill. Died Novem- 
ber 24, 1846, age 18 years, 14 days. 

Alvin Churchill, (son of John and Martha Churchill). 
Died March 27, 1878, age 84 years, 4 months, 20 days. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 61 

(He lived on the East hill in the Cold Brook neighbor- 
hood, jnst over the county line in the town of Scott, N. Y. 
He married Sally Seeley, daughter of Samuel G. and Ada 
(Fowler) Seeley, and by her had the following children: 
Mary Fidelia, married Edwin Pratt of Homer, N. Y. ; Clar- 
issa Marisa, married Peter Curtis, of Scott, N. Y. ; Orville 
C, married Mary J. Kigali, daughter of Milo Kigali, resi- 
dence Corning, Steuben Co., N. Y. ; Ljnnan S., married (1) 
Mary Ann Alvord, widow of Ezra Kandall, and (2) Harriet 
A. Alvord; Philena S., died young; and John M., died in 
the War of 1861.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Sally (Seeley), wife of Alvin Churchill. Died June 23, 
1885, age 79 years, 6 months, 6 days. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Philena S., daughter of Alvin and Sally (Seeley) 
Churchill. Died August 16, 1834, age 3 years, 2 months, 19 
days. 

" Gone to rest." 

(Cold Brook.) 

John M. Churchill, (son of Alvin and Sally (Seeley) 

Churchill.) Company " D " 157 Kegt., N. Y. V. Died at 

Annapolis, Md., September 4, 1863. Age 22 years, 4 

months, 14 days. 

" He rests in God" 

(Cold Brook.) 
Little Martha V., daughter of Samuel Lyman and Har- 
riet A. (Alvord) Churchill. Died June 3, 1882, age 5 years, 
4 months, 26 days. 

" Suffer little children to come unto me." 
(Samuel Lyman Churchill, son of Alvin and Sally 
(Seeley) Churchill, married (1) Mary Ann Alvord, widow 
of Ezra Kandall, and (2) Harriet A. Alvord.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Mary Ann (Alvord) , wife of Samule Lyman Churchill, 
and formerly wife of Ezra Kandall. Died April 6, 1862, 
age 34 years. 

(She was a half sister of Silas Kandall's second wife.) 

(Spafford.) 
Chauncey Churchill, (son of John and Martha 
Churchill) . Born in 1808, died in 1896. 

(He married Catherine M. Merry, and by her had the 



63 •NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

following children: Sylvester, married Helen Doud; John, 
married twice in Illinois, where he resides; Senneth, mar- 
ried Mr. Shaw and died in Illinois without issue ; Sylvenus 
A., married (1) Caroline Eadie, daughter of John W. and 
Abigail (Doty) Eadie, and (2) Minnie Woodworth, daugh- 
ter of Cyrenus and Charlotte (Norton) Woodworth, (he 
had two boys and a girl by first wife and a boy and a girl 

by his second) ; Oliver, married Roe, daughter of 

John Roe, (one daughter) ; Caleb W., married (1) Achsah 
Eadie, daughter of John W. and Abigail (Doty) Eadie, and 
(2) in Illinois, where he resides, (two sons and a daughter 
by first wife and several children by second) ; Benjamin, 

married Carrie Churchell, daughter of James and 

(Carr) Churchell, residence Onondaga Valley, N. Y. (one 
daughter) ; Jason, married in Illinois, where he resides; 
LaFayette, married Amelia Pratt, resides in Illinois ; Olive 
C, died young in 1838; Olive (2) married William Kellogg; 
Helen, married George Burroughs, son of John P. and Eliza 
(Lowery) Burroughs; Anice, married Chester Sharp and 
moved to Michigan.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Catherine M. (Merry), wife of Chauncey Churchill. 
Born in 1812, died in 1865. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Olive C. Churchill, dauhter of Chauncey and Catherine 
M. Merry) Churchill. Bom in February and died in May, 
1838. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Carlie (Eadie), wife of Sylvenus A. Churchill. Died 
September 2, 1888, age 44 years. 

(She was a daughter of John W. and Abigail (Doty) 
Eadie.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Achsah Eadie, wife of Caleb W. Churchill. Died August 
11, 1882, age 32 years. 

" Asleep in Jesus." 

(Cold Brook.) 

CLARK. 

John G. Clark. Died October 7, 1855, in his 50th year. 
(He married a Town.) 

(Cold Brook.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 63 

Ann, wife of Richard Clark. Died April 5, 1860, age 54 
years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Elvira, ^ife of John Clark. Died April 7, 1864, age 34 
years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Asa G. Clark, (son of Amasa P. Clark.) Enlisted at 
Albion, N. Y., July 15, 1862, in Co. " C," 4th N. Y. Heavy 
Artillery, and was killed at the Battle of Reams Station, Va. 
August 25, 1864, age 27 years. 
" No bugle call now disturbs the weary one ; 
Rest noble spirit in thy grave unknown. 
We will find and know you among the good and true, 
When the Robe of White is given for the coat of blue.'" 

(Borodino.) 

CLEVELAND. 

Benajah Cleveland. Died December 18, 1862, age 73 
years, 10 months, 20 days. 

(He married Maiy Clark and by her had: John, mar- 
ried Caroline Doty, daughter of Willard and Achsah 
(Bacon) Doty, dead; Lydia S., married William S. Smith, 
son of Ira and Ruth Smith; Mary, married Charles H. 
Ferry, son of Chester and Saba (Buffington) Ferry; Emily, 
married Lansing Sheldon, son of Caleb and Lillis (Howard) 
Sheldon, she is dead and buried in Oakwood Cemetery, and 
he resides in Syracuse, N. Y. ; and Martin H., died March 
20, 1838, at 4 years.) 

(Borodino.) 

Mary Clark, wife of Benajah Cleveland. Died April 19, 
1883, age 86 years, 1 month, 2 days. 

(Borodino.) 

Martin H., son of Benejah and Mary (Clark) Cleveland. 
Died March 20, 1838, age 4 years, 2 months. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

COBB. 

In memory of Elizabeth, wife of Caleb Cobb, who died 
September 26, 1827, age 39 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



Oi ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

COE. 

Almena A, Coe, wife of Ira Coe. Died January 27, 
1843, age 42 years. 

(Ira Coe, from 1823 to 1839, owned lands on lot 10, 
Sempronius.) 

(Borodino.) 
Coe, Edward B., son of Ira and Almena A. Coe. Died 
January, 1837, age 1 year, 2 months. 

(Borodino.) 

COLE. 

Electa A., daughter of Easton and Polly (Lewis) Cole. 
Died January 2, 1838, age 20 years, 8 months, 22 days. 
" Weep not for me, my parents dear. 

Because I leave your arms ; 

My work is done, I am going home 

To feast in Jesus' arms." 
(Easton Cole, son of Ebenezer and Chloe (Easton) Cole, 
and grandson of Samuel and Anne Cole, bom at Foster, 
R. I., married Polly Lewis, daughter of Joseph and Mary 
(Stanton) Lewis, at Foster, R. I., December 6, 1807, and by 
her had children: Nelson, married (1) Sarah Savage, and 
(2) Amy Vincent, daughter of Michael and Amy Vincent, 

formerly of Scott, N. Y., and (3) Babcock, he 

died in Michigan; Susan, married Asa B. Knoble, died in 
Michigan; Purlina, died unmarried in Michigan; Electa, 
died young in Spafford; Joseph Lewis, married (1) Philura 
Lyon, daughter of David T. and Harriet (Arnold) Lyon, (2) 
Julia Wilson, widow of Dr. John E. Lyon, and (3) Julia A. 
McDaniels, daughter of John and Polly (Hankins) Mc- 
Daniels, resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Lauren, married and 
died in Michigan ; John S., married Esther Medissa Burdick, 
daughter of Russel M. and Esther (Whiting) Burdick, she 
died in Michigan and he now resides in Norville, Jackson 
Co., Michigan; and Porter P., married Dorleska Burdick, 
daughter of Russel M. and Esther (Whiting) Burdick, 
resides in Brooklin, Mich. 

Easton Cole, his wife and family, excepting Joseph L., 
all moved to Michigan many years ago, and he and his wife 
died there.) 

(Lewis Yard.) 



SP AFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 65 

Philura (Lyon) Cole, (first wife of Joseph L. Cole). 
Died May 4, 1872, age 53 years. 

" Thou art gone loving mother, 
Where the weary are at rest." 
(She was a daughter of David T. and Harriet (Arnold) 
Lyon.) 

(Spafford.) 
Cassius E., son of Joseph L. and Philura (Lyon) Cole. 
Died October 17, 1848, age 3 years, 5 months, 2 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Charles E., son of Joseph L. and Philura (Lyon) Cole. 
Died May 7, 1851, age 8 months, 9 days. 

(Spafford.) 
J. Bardett, son of John T. and Esther Medissa (Burdick) 
Cole. Died January 2, 1852 age 11 days. 

" Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest, 
God called thee home when he thought best." 

(Spafford.) 
Joseph Cole, who in 1835 purchased land at " Spafford 
Corners," on Lot 21, Tully, was a half brother of Easton 
Cole, and came from Foster, R. I. His first wife was an 
Arnold and his second was Mercy, who came to this town 
with the Biddlecoms. He had two children: Silas, who 
married a Miss Nostrant of Preble, N. Y. ; and Amanda, who 
married Russel Cook, son of Joseph and Mary Cook, of Fal- 
mouth, England. The whole family moved to Michigan, 
and all the older members of it died there. 

COLLINS. 

John Collins, M. D. (son of John and Lucy (Burdick 
Collins). Born February 10, 1804, died August 15, 1853. 

(" Dr. John Collins was born in Brookfield, Madison 
Co., New York; graduated from Hamilton Academy, and 
from the Medical College at Castleton, Vt., in 1829; came 
to Spafford in 1830, and practiced medicine there until his 
decease. On his paternal side he was of the seventh gener- 
ation, in a continuous line of succession of Johns from 
Henry, starchmaker, and Ann, his wife, who came in the 
ship " Abigail," with their three children and five servants, 
June 29, 1635, from Stepney Parish, London, England, and 
settled in Essex Street, Lynn, Essex Co., Mass. 



66 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Henry Collins was possessed of property, was a man of 
influence and more than ordinary intelligence, and his name 
is often spoken of in connection with the early transactions 
of Essex County. He was at one time a member of the 
General Court ; was one of the men in charge of the public 
lands, and his name on one or two occasions is spoRen of as 
an advocate, employed in the defense of persons tried in 
Court for public offenses. By his wife, Ann, he had four 
children: Henry, John, Margery, and Joseph; the latter 
probably born on shipboard during the passage to America, 
as his name is not mentioned in the Custom House Clear- 
ance bill, or in public records of Essex County. 

John Collins (son of Henry and Ann) , was a ship owner, 
and was lost at sea with a son bearing his name. By his 
wife, Abigail Johnson, he had sixteen children, Mary, John, 
Samuel, Abigail, John, Joseph, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Mary, 
Daniel, Nathaniel, Hannah, Sarah, Lois, Alice and William, 
twelve of whom survived him. The name of the youngest, 
a young child still in the arms of the mother, was on the 
death of the father changed by her from William to John 
and afterwards was so called. 

This John Collins, who was a Quaker, married Susanna 
Daggett and, probably on account of religious persecution, 
moved to Rhode Island, and with five others took up a tract 
of 3,000 acres of wild land, in what is now the northeastern 
part of the town of Hopkinton, Washington Co. 

Of Susanna Daggett, who was born in Saco, Me., tradi- 
tion has handed down this story, which years ago found its 
way into print. When a small child, she was taken to the 
wigwam of an Indian Chief by his squaw, who found her 
lost in the woods. Late at night the Chief, returning home, 
told the squaw of a plan to exterminate the whites. She 
cautioned him, saying there was a little pale face sleeping 
in a bed of skins in the wigwam. The Chief then told her 
the child must die, to which she remonstrated, saying that 
she had promised to take her home in the morning. The 
Chief, passing a firebrand over the face of Susanna and 
observing no signs of consciousness, spared her life, and she 
was able afterwards to give her friends timely warning of 
the plans of the Indians. From John and Susanna are 
descended a large share of the numerous Collins families 
who have resided or originated in Washington Co., R. I. 



SP AFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 67 

Their descendants have been scattered to all parts of the 
Northern States, and everywhere have been classed among 
the reputable men and women, in the communities in which 
they have resided. They have been represented in all pro- 
fessions and business pursuits, and notwithstanding the 
Quaker stock, in times of war have contributed generously 
of their numbers to the armies and navies of the United 
States. This John Collins, by his wife Susanna, had ten 
children : Rebecca, Hazekiah, Sarah, Jedediah, Lydia, John, 
Ebenezer, Benjamin, Samuel, and Abigail of whom: 

John Collins, the great grandfather of the subject of this 
sketch, was a Quaker preacher of unusual talents, and great 
power and influence in the denomination to which he be- 
longed. According to the custom of this sect his remains 
and that of his wife, Mehitable Elizabeth Bowen, now repose 
in unmarked graves, in the " burial yard " near the little 
Quaker Church one mile west of the Village of Hopkinton, 
R. I. To John and Mehitable were born nine children, six 
in Hopkinton, and three of the youngest in the town of Ston- 
ington. Conn.: John, Susannah, Amos, Benjamin, Samuel, 
Sarah, Abigail, Stephen and Ruth. 

John Collins, the first born of John and Mehitable, had 
a large family of children ; by his first wife, Mary, he had : 
Mary, John, Mehitable, Stephen, Samuel and Daniel. The 
last named : 

John Collins, bom at Hopkinton, R. I., April 18, 1771, 
moved to Brookfield, Madison Co., N. Y., before 1796, with a 
party of first settlers in that town, from Washing-ton Co., 
R. I., and Stonington, Conn. After arriving in Brookfield 
he was united in marriage with Lucy Burdick, daughter of 
Thompson and (Tabitha (Wilcox) Burdick, another first 
settler from Stonington, Conn., and a Revolutionary soldier 
in the 1st Regt. of Continentals of the Rhode Island Line. 
Lucy Burdick, wife of John Collins, was of the fifth genera- 
tion by descent from Robert Burdick, one of the first 
settlers in the tow^n of V/esterly, R. I., and one of the first 
Deputies for that tov/n in the General Court of Rhode Island. 
He came from England between 1633 and 1650, and prior 
to coming to W^esterly, was a freeman in Newport, R. I. 
By his wife Lucy Burdick, John Collins had eleven children, 
all born in Brookfield, N. Y., as follows : Lucy, born August 
30, 1798, died October 17, 1798; Polly, born October 20, 



^8 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

1799, died August 9, 1875, at Unadilla Forks, N. Y., un- 
married; Betsey, born April 12, 1801, died May 2, 1843, 
married William Palmiter, October 12, 1829; John, bom 
February 10, 1804, died August 15, 1853, married Mary Ann 
Roundy, daughter of Capt. Asahel and Hannah (Weston) 
Roundy, widow still living, 1899, with her son, Capt. George 
K. Collins, in Syracuse, N. Y. ; Oliver, born August 8, 1805, 
died in Ohio, leaving him surviving two sons and a daughter, 
among whom is Hon. A. P. Collins, President of the Wes- 
leyan College of Salina, Kansas ; Alvin, born April 19, 1807, 
died March 23, 1811 ; Nancy, bom May 27, 1809, died April 
16, 1875, married William Lewis March 4, 1830; William, 
bom June 1, 1811, died March 5, 1878, at Unadilla Forks, 
N. Y., married (1) Esther Spicer, (2) Susand Crandall, and 
(3) Emeline Knapp, daughter of Elijah and Betsey (Bur- 
dick) Knapp, the latter residing 1899, in Spafford, N. Y. ; 
Henry, born July 14, 1815, killed in 1864 by Rebels in 
Missouri, married Lucinda Wheeler; Lydia Ann, bom 
August 15, 1820, died in Niles, Mich., married (1) John 
Orton, son of Osmer and Rachel (Fisher) Orton, and (2) 
Elihu Fisher, son of Dakin and Sally (Youst) Fisher; 
Samuel, born March 17, 1822, married Mary Yaw. John 
Collins and his wife, Lucy Burdick, were buried at Unadilla 
Forks, N. Y. 

Dr. John Collins, by his wife Mary Ann Roundy, had the 
following children : Albert, born April 1, 1834, died April 
12, 1834; Lucy, born May 27, 1835, died June 8, 1836; 
George Knapp, born April 15, 1837, married June 9, 1858, 
Catherine Sager, daughter of Jacob and Rebecca Smith 
(Grote) Sager, attorney and counsellor at law, resides at 
Syracuse, N. Y. (five children) : Charles, bom December 
14, 1841, died July 5, 1843; Henry, born 1844, died 1844; 
John Asahel, born July 17, 1845, died August, 1900, married 
February 18, 1862, Eliza Button, at South Hollow, N. Y.; 
Edwin, born May 19, 1847, died July 22, 1849, and Frank, 
born April 27, 1850, married Julia Holzer, January 22, 
1874, residence, Syracuse, N. Y. (Spafford.) 

Albert, 1834-1834. Henry, 1844-1844. 

Lucy, 1835-1836. Edwin, 1847-1849. 

Charles, 1841-1843. 
Children of John and Mary Ann (Roundy) Collins. 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 69 

COLTON. 

Gideon Colton. Died September 10, 1832, age 70 years, 
3 months, 2 days. 

(Gideon Colton came to this town from Whitestown, 
Oneida County, N. Y., and settled on one hundred acres in 
the northeast corner of lot 10, Sempronius, which he pur- 
chased from Nicholas Fish, the soldier who drew that lot, 
January 17, 1806. He probably came to Whitestown from 
Vermont, and perhaps earlier from the State of Massachu- 
setts. By his wife, Rhoda Fowler, who was buried in Boro- 
dino Cemetery, he had two children : Alanson, bom Decem- 
ber 18, 1813, died April 27, 1885, married Charity Ide, 
daughter of Rev. Rogers and Esther Ide ; and Harriet, born 
January 2, 1812, died January 13, 1871, married Henry Ide, 
son of Rev. Rogers and Esther Ide. 

(Nunnery.) 
Rhoda Fowler, (wife of Gideon Colton). Died April 9, 
1842, age 65 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Alanson E. Colton, (son of Gideon and Rhoda (Fowler) 
Colton.) Born December 18, 1913, died April 27, 1885. 

(In the application for letters of administration upon 
his estate, dated February 23, 1886, mention is made of his 
widow, Charity (Ide) Colton; and his children: Hiram A., 
married Sarah Van Allen ; Henritte, married Mark Harvey ; 
Frank, married a Harris ; Harriet, married Wiltsie of Mar- 
cellus; Eudora, married Henry I. Haight of Spafford; ana 
David Colton, married Mason, daughter of John L. and 
Phebe (Newell) Mason, all of full age.) 
Charity Ide, his wife, 1814-1901. 

(Borodino.) 

COOK. 

Elnora, daughter of Russel and Amanda (Cole) Cook. 
Died October 21, 1843, age 2 months, 4 days. 

(Russel Cook, son of Joseph and Mary Cook, born in 
Springfield, N. Y., married Amanda Cole, daughter of 
Joseph Cole, half brother of Easton Cole. His father and 
mother, Joseph and Marj^ Cook, cam_e to this country from 
Falmouth, Cornwall Co., England, settled in Springfield, 
N. Y., and had a large family of children, among whom 



70 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

were: Mary, bom in Falmouth, England, married Russel 
Tinkham, son of Daniel and Ada (Winsor) Tinkham; Pea- 
body; Elliott; Russel, married Amanda Cole, both died in 
Michigan; Lovedy, married Zenas Tinkham, son of Daniel 
and Ada (Winsor) Tinkham; Susan, married Mr. Curtis; 
Charlotte, married John R. Conine; Fanny, married Mr. 
Benson; Isabel, married Erastus Stark. All of this 
family, except Mrs. Russel Tinkham, so far as known, moved 
to Michigan, and most of them died there.) 

(Spafford.) 

CONKLIN. 

Samuel Conklin. Died November 22, 1839, age 73 
years. 

" 'Tis finished, 'tis done, the spirit has fled. 
The prisoner is gone, the Christian is dead, 
The Christian is living through Jesus love. 
And gladly receiving a kingdom above." 
(Samuel Conklin settled on Lot 76, Marcellus, before 
December 22, 1796, on which day he received a deed of 109 
acres of land in the northwest corner of that lot, from Gil- 
bert Palmer the first settler within the present limits of this 
town. His first wife was Elizabeth, and after her decease 
in 1821, he married the widow Converse of Onondaga, but 
had no issue by either marriage.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Conklin. Departed this life 
April 1, 1821, age 58 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

COON. 

David Coon. Died August 16, 1857, age 80 years, 1 
month, 22 days. 

(David Coon, born in Saratoga County, N. Y., married 
(1) Phebe Van Camp, born in Cayuga County, N. Y., and 
died in Skaneateles, N. Y., and (2) Elizabeth Nye, born In 
Saratoga Co., N. Y., and died in Spafford. His children 
were: Polly, died in Skaneateles; Parmelia, died in Skan- 
eateles; Ruth, married Edwin S. Edwards, both dead, and 
buried in this cemetery, (no stone) ; Betsey, died in Cayuga 
County ; Sylvia, died in Skaneateles ; James Van Rensselaer, 



SPAFFORD MORTUAKY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 71 

died in Michigan ; Phebe, died in Pennsylvania ; Catherine, 
died in Lysander, N. Y. ; and Samuel, died in Skaneateles, 
N. Y. David Coon and his son, Van Rensselaer, were both 
harness makers by trade.) 

(Spafford.) 
James Coon. Died November 16, 1817, age 38 years. 
(His wife's name was Olive.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Olive, daughter of James and Olive Coon. Died October 
31, 1838, age 28 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Atlanta, daughter of James and Olive Coon. Died Feb- 
ruary 2, 1842, age 26 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

COPP. 

Timothy Copp. Died March 24, 1836, age 81 years. 

(In his will, dated May 1, 1835, and probated August 
10, 1837, mention is made of his wife, Patience Copp, and 
of his children : Jesse of Skaneateles, N. Y. ; Isabella Han- 
sen, wife of John B. Hansen of Lysander, N. Y. ; Sally Enos, 
wife of James Enos of Allegany Co., N. Y. ; Daniel ; Rebecca 
Wood, wife of Orry Wood ; Anna Coville, wife of Jonathan 
Coville; Lovina Coville, wife of Elisha Coville; John E.; 
Timothy D. ; Sally Ann Benedict, wife of Odin Benedict ; and 
Alcina Baldwin, wife of Philander Baldwin, each of Chau- 
tauqua County, N. Y. ; and Thomas Copp of Spafford, N. Y., 
all of full age.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Derinda, daughter of John and Mary Copp, died January 
18, 1824, in 17th year. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

CORNELL. 

Pardon, son of William and Hannah (Green) Cornell. 
Died November 11, 1844, age 5 years, 29 days. 

(William W. Cornell, son of Pardon and Candace (Otis) 
Cornell, married Hannah Green, daughter of John Green. 
Pardon Cornell was a teacher, and supposed to be a son of 
William D. Cornell, who died January 3, 1866, at the age of 
80 years, and was buried in Borodino Cemetery. He and 
his brother William moved to Michigan. By his wife, Can- 



72 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

dace Otis, he had the following children: Cynthia Ann; 
Jane ; William W., married Hannah Green, daughter of John 
Green ; Blakely and Pardon. 

(Spafford.) 

William D. Cornell. Died January 3, 1866, age 80 years. 

(His wife was Jane . He is supposed to be 

the father of Pardon and William Cornell, who moved to 
Michigan.) 

(Borodino.) 

John Cornell, of a different family, resided on the " Side 
Hill." He married Miranda Cady, and by her had the fol- 
lowing children : James Cornell, he died at Cedar Springs, 
Kent Co., Mich., February 22, 1894, age 56 years ; Mary Ann, 
married Simon B. Wallace, son of Daniel and Caroline (Mar- 
shall) Wallace, resides at Borodino, N. Y. ; and Adelia, 
married William Quick, son of William Quick from London, 
England, resides at Navarino, N. Y. 



COWAN. 

John William, son of Thomas M. and Keziah D. Cowan. 
Died June 11, 1843, age 6 years, 11 months, 13 days. 

(Borodino.) 
David H. Cowan. Born in 1838, died in 1887. 
(He married Biancy E. Crane, daughter of George W. 
and Mary Ann Crane. Their children were: George 
Thomas, married Nora Woodworth, daughter of Arlo and 
Emma (Bacon) Woodworth; Flora B., married Charles M. 
Davis, son of John Davis; Nora M., now residing in Spaf- 
ford, N. Y., unmarried; and Lena K. Cowan, died young. 
The Cowan family came to this town from Cambridge, 
Washington Co., N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 
Biancy E. (Crane), wife of David H. Cowan. Living 
ing in 1899. 

(Borodino.) 
Lena K., daughter of David H. and Biancy E. (Crane) 
Cowan. Died October 4, 1881, age 1 year, 8 months, 12 
days. 

" This sweetest bud of earth so fair, 
Has goile to Heaven to blossom there." 

(Borodino.) 



SP AFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 73 

COWLES. 

Harriet S. (Smith), wife of Ebenezer Corning Cowles. 
Died December 25, 1871, age 43 years, 1 month, 11 days. 

(Ebenezer Corning Cowles, son of Ebenezer and Lydia 
(King) Cowles, married Harriet S. Smith, daughter of Jared 
Smith. He was one of the famous "Cowles' Triplets," who 
formerly resided at the head of Otisco Lake, in Otisco 
Hollow, N. Y., Ebenezer Coming, Cornelia, and Cordelia 
Cowles. After the decease of his wife, Harriet S. Smith, 
he moved to Lawrence, Kansas, where he married a second 
time. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

COX. 

David, born September 30, 1821, died December 4, 1831. 

Harriet, born May 9, 1827, died August 8, 1833. 

Children of Silas and Abigail R. (Spaulding) Cox. 

(Silas Cox came to Spafford on or before 1819, and 
settled on lots 12 and 14, Sempronius, where he remained 
until 1825; he then bought the farm at Spafford Corners 
owned by John Babcock, on Lot 21, Tully, afterwards owned 
by Dr. John Collins, and resided there until about 1835 or 6. 
He then moved into the town of Otisco, N. Y. From Otisco 
he moved to Battle Creek, Mich., and died there July 29, 
1855. He married February 4, 1815, Abigail Rowland 
Spaulding, daughter of David and Ruth (Clare) Spaulding, 
and sister of Ann Spaulding (teacher) , who married George 
Spaulding of Borodino, N. Y.; she died August 12, 1864. 
Besides the foregoing infant children, Mr. Cox had by his 
wife, Abigail R. Spaulding, the following additional chil- 
dren: Ruth, married Dr. Simeon French, she is dead and 
Dr. French was living 1898, at Battle Creek, Mich., at the 
age of 82 years; Susan, married Rev. Mr. Gardner, resides 
at Battle Creek, Mich.; Edward, moved to Michigan; 
Adeline, residing at Battle Creek, Mich. The descent 
of Mrs. Cox through the Spaulding Line is as follows: 
Edward, Benjamin, Edward, Benjamin, Asa, David, 
Abigail.) 

(Spafford.) 



7-1 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

CRAIG. 

William H. Craig (son of John and Polly Craig) . Bom 
August 18, 1818, died November 2, 1890. 

" Gone but not forgotten." 

(William H. Craig was born in Wells, Hamilton Co., 
N. Y. He first settled in Truxton, where he married 
Hannah Hollenbeck, and by her had four children. She died 
in 1852, and he then married Phebe Ann Brown, daughter 
of Jacob and Deborah (Morris) Brown, and by her had four 
more children, making eight in all. In 1854 he moved from 
Truxton to Glenville, and from there to Cold Brook, in the 
town of Spafford in 1867. He remained at the latter place 
until the time of his decease. Among his children, who have 
resided in Spafford, are: Esther A., married William H. 
Brown, son of Jacob and Deborah (Morris) Brown, resides 
in Spafford, head of Buck Tail Road ; Abram, married Mary 
J. Randall, daughter of Robert and Mary Ann (Fay) Ran- 
dall, (he has four children) : William, married Jennie Weeks 
and has two children, Olive E. and Ralph; Ella J.; Robert, 
and Mary E.) ; Wesley, married (1) Amy Randall, daughter 
of Silas and Anna (Alvord) Randall, and (2) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Horace, infant son of William H. and Phebe (Brown) 
Craig. Died February 1, 1856. (Cold Brook.) 

CRANE. 

Stephen Crane. Born 1775. Died May 17, 1851. 

" Gone but not forgotten." 
(He married Elsie Grinnell and by her had: George 

W., married Mary Ann ; Samuel, married (1) 

Almira L. Bishop; (2) Parthena Hutchens, widow of Lewis 
B. Marshall and daughter of Col. Phineas and Betsey 
(Bocker) Hutchens, and (3) Catherine Shaw, daughter of 
James Shaw of Spafford Hollow; and Harriet, who died 
single.) (Spafford.) 

Else (Grinnell), wife of Stephen Crane. Died March 
12, 1844, age 67 years. 

" I have fought a good fight. 
I have finished my course, 
I have kept the faith." 

2 Timothy 4 :7. 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFOID MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 75 

Harriet Crane, daughter of Stephen and Else (Grinnell) 
Crane. Died June 10, 1865, age 44 years, 11 months, 11 
days. 

(She died single.) 

(Spafford.) 
George W. Crane, (son of Stephen and Else (Grinnell) 
Crane) . Died February 26, 1879, age 67 years, 7 months, 
16 days. (No stone.) 

(In his will, dated May 18, 1878, and probated in 1879, 
mention is made of his wife, Mary Ann Crane, and his chil- 
dren: Moses, married Margaret ; Rebecca Holmes, 

wife of John Holmes; Biancy Cowan, wife of David H. 
Cowan; Lucinda Streeter, wife of George Streeter, and 
Lovilla Purchase, wife of Charles H. Purchase.) 

(Borodino.) 
Mary A., wife of George W. Crane. Died December 22, 
1885, age 71 years, 1 month, 9 days. 

(Borodino.) 
Samuel Crane, (son of Stephen and Else (Grinnell) 
Crane) . Died June 10, 1887, age 72 years. 

(Borodino.) 
CROSS. 

In memory of Abigail, wife of Joseph Cross, who died 
February 3, 1829, age 73 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Truman Cross. Died November 17, 1842, age 34 years 
1 month. 

" Go home, dear wife, dry up your tears, 
I must lie here 'till Christ appears. 
I trust we soon shall meet again 
To celebrate redeeming love." 
(He married Emma Legg, daughter of Capt. Otis and 
Polly (Sabin) Legg, and by her had one son Otis, who mar- 
ried Hortense Ide, daughter of Henry and Harriet (Colton) 
Ide, late of Borodino, N. Y. After the decease of Mr. Cross 
his widow, Emma, married Jonathan Woodworth, son of 
James and Hannah (Fish) Woodworth. She and her 
second husband are now deceased.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Otis Cross, (son of Truman and Emma (Legg) Cross). 
Born in 1840, died in 1892. 



ii ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ABSO®IATI©N 

(He married Hortense Ide, daughter of Henry and Har- 
riet (Colton) Ide, and by her had one son, Frank Cross, 
married Ida Hicks, October 2, 1889, and resides in Syracuse, 
N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

Hortense Ide, wife of Otis Cross. Bom in 1836. 

(Still living, Borodino, N. Y.) 



(Borodino.) 



CULVER. 



Helen E., daughter of Nathan and Amanda (Skellie) 
Culver. Died March 3, 1853. 

(Nathan Culver, son of Moses and Amy (Boughton) 
Culver, was born in Cambridge, Washington Co., N. Y., he 
married Amanda Skellie, daughter of William I. and Eliza- 
beth (Boughton) Skellie, and came to Spafford about 1844, 
and resided there and in the Village of Scott for a number 
of years, and finally settled in Syracuse, where he died; 
(buried in Oakwood Cemetery, in that city) . Besides him- 
self, his father and mother had other children, as follows: 
Andrew, twice married and lived and died in Cambridge, 
N. Y. ; Maria, married James Donahue, moved to Brooklyn, 
N. Y., and finally lived and died in Vermont; Azor, married 
Caroline Pratt, and resided in Lyons, N. Y. ; Rhoda, married 
David Doagg (Scotch) and moved to Washington Territory j 
Mary Ann, married Mr. Hornbeck and resided in Vermont ; 
and three others, who died young. 

Nathan Culver, by his wife, Amanda Skellie, had the 
following children: Elizabeth, died young in Cambridge, 
N. Y. ; Helen E., died young in Spafford; Eva A., living 
unmarried in Syracuse, N. Y. ; Oscar W. Culver, living 
unmarried in Syracuse (letter carrier.) 

(Spafford.) 

CURTIS. 

Peter Curtis, son of Eli Curtis. Died September 9, 1869,. 
age 43 years. 

" He is gone but not forgotten." 
(He married Clara Marisa Churchill, daughter of Alvin 
and Sally (Seeley) Churchill.) 

(CJold Brook.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 77 

Leonidas M., son of Peter and Marisa (Churchill) 
Curtis. Died February 3, 1860, age 2 years, 6 months, 19 
days. 

" So do our treasures ever die." 

(Cold Brook.) 

DARBEY. 

Squire Darbey, son of Truman Darbey. Died February 
20, 1851, ag-e 28 years, 10 days. 

(Mr. Truman Darbey lived on the west side of Spafford 
Hollow, a short distance south of the head of Otisco LaRe. 
Besides his son, Squire, he had a daughter Rebecca, who 
married James R. Williamson, son of James B. and Charity 
(Rainey) Williamson.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

DARLING. 

Joseph Darling. Born November 11, 1806, died May 6, 
1895. 

(He married Polly Spaulding.) 

(Borodino.) 
Polly Spaulding, wife of Joseph Darling. Born August 
16, 1822, died September 28, 1876. 

(Borodino.) 
Hiram Linus Darling, (son of Jacob W. and Mary H. 
(BufRngton) Darling.) Died November 1, 1874, age 48 
years. 

" Good night dear friends, nay do not weep, 
I am weary now and want to sleep ; 
But I shall wake with the morning light of day 
Eternal ; good night, good night." 
(Jacob Darling, commonly called Elder Darling, was a 
Free Will Baptist minister. He came to Spafford early and 
was first known as a teacher. He attended the Free Will 
Baptist Church, presided over by Elder John Gould, which 
then had its place of worship near the school house, on the 
hill east of Spafford Comers. After the Mormon exodus, 
which materially affected the membership of this church, 
Elder Darling came forward as a leader, and ministered 
over the remaining membership for many years thereafter. 
About 1827, he settled on a farm on the west side of the 



78 •NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Homer and Skaneateles road, on Lot 12, Sempronius, and 
remained there until about 1855 or 6. He then moved to 
Virgil, Cortland Co., and soon after to Caroline, Tompkins 
Co., both in this State. By his wife, Mary H. BufRngton, 
he had the following children : Hiram Linus, married Annie 
Eliza Holmes, daughter of John and Lydia (Barnes) 
Holmes; James H., of Waverly, Van Buren Co., Mich.; 
Francis A., of Eleroy, Stevenson Co., 111.; Eugene M., of 
Luveme, Rock Co., Minn.; Harriet D. Cox, of Leseur, Minn.; 
Helen M. Miller, of Lanar, Carroll Co., 111.; Ella L. and 
Carrie A. Darling, of Freeport, Stevenson Co., Illinois. 
Elder Darling was deceased at the time of the death of his 
son Linus, and his widow was then residing at Eleroy, Stev- 
enson Co., 111., and his children as above stated. His son, 
Linus, was by profession a dentist, but was also a respect- 
able practitioner of law among his friends and acquaint- 
ances. He was never admitted to practice in the higher 
Courts of the State, but in Justice Court he was generally 
recognized as a competent practitioner. He left no issue of 
his marriage with Miss Holmes, who survived him.) 

(Borodino.) 
Annie Eliza (Holmes), wife of H. Linus Darling. Died 
June 30, 1892, age 65 years, 5 months. 

" My trust is in Jesus." 

(Borodino.) 

DAVIS. 

Elias Davis. Bom in 1763, died June 17, 1851, age 88 
years. (No stone.) 

(Elias Davis was one of the first settlers in this town, 
to which he came in 1806, in a boat from Skaneateles, where 
he first settled in 1803. The deed of his farm of 200 acres, 
(in the southwest corner of lot 14, Sempronius) , was dated 
April 27, 1812, but in this he is described as a resident ol 
Spafford, showing that he was already residing on the land, 
which he probably held under a contract of much earlier 
date. He is claimed to have been buried in this burial yard, 
by the side of his wife Freelove, although no stone marks 
his last resting place. By his wife Freelove he had the 
following children: Nancy, married William Harris; Col. 
Lewis C, married (1) Margaret Fisher, daughter of Amos 
and Margaret Fisher, and (2) Mary R. Pressey, daughter 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 79 

of Moses Pressey ; Capt. John, married Sybel ; and 

Julia, married a Mr. Canfield.) 

(Davis Yard.) 

Freelove, wife of Elias Davis. Died August 20, 1840, 
age 72 years, 1 month, 21 days. 

(Davis Yard.) 

In m.emory of Capt. John Davis, (son of Elias and 
Freelove Davis.) 

Who died after an illness of one hour. Died in a fit at 
Onondaga, on the 27th day of May, 1829, aged 33 years, 2 
months, 13 days. 

(In the application of his wife Sybel, June 23, 1829, for 
letters of administration upon his estate, no mention is 
made of any children of the deceased.) 

(Davis Yard.) 

Col. Lewis C. Davis, (son of Elias and Freelove Davis). 
Died May 7, 1853, age 63 years, 1 month, 12 days. 

(He married (1) Margaret Fisher, daughter of Amos 
and Margaret Fisher, and (2) Mary R. Pressey, daughter 
of Moses Pressey. In the petition for letters of administra- 
tion upon his estate, by his widow Mary R. (Pressey) Davis, 
dated May 13, 1853, mention is made of the following chil- 
dren: Joline, of SpafFord, N. Y. ; Laurette, wife of Ben- 
jamin Wallace of Niles, Cayuga County, N. Y. ; John C, 
married Maria Arvilla Conine, daughter of Richard Conine, 
of Preble, N. Y. ; Lewis B., of SpafFord; Rhoda, wife of 
Richard Van Vranken of Geddes, N. Y. ; Moses J., of Spaf- 
f ord ; Van Buren, married a Miss Hathaway and moved to 
Dakota ; Porter ; Mary E. ; Prery ; Emeline A. ; Orlanda, and 
Julia E. Davis, all of Spafford, N. Y. Judson Davis, an 
older son of Lewis C. Davis, married Elizabeth Spaulding, 
daughter of David and Lucy Carry Spaulding ; he moved to 
Missouri and died there. As he is not named in this peti- 
tion he may have been dead at that time.) 

(Davis Yard.) 

In memory of Margaret (Fisher), wife of Lewis C. 
Davis. Died October 26, 1833, age 41 years, 26 days. 

(Davis Yard.) 

Perlina Davis, (daughter of Judson and Elizabeth 
(Spaulding) Davis). Died August 28, 1849, age 6 years, 
1 month. 



go ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(Judson Davis was a son^of Col. Lewis C. and Margaret 
(Fisher) Davis.) 

(Davis Yard.) 

Jefferson Davis, (son of Judson and Elizabeth (Spauld- 
ing) Davis) . Died May 21, 1849, age 4 years 2 months, 25 
days. 

(Davis Yard.) 

Byron Davis, (son of Judson and Elizabeth (Spaulding) 
Davis). Died August 26, 1849, age 2 years, 4 months, 23 
days. 

(Davis Yard.) 
Porter Davis, (son of Col. Lewis C. and Mary (Pressey) 
Davis) , Co. "F," 122 Regt., N. Y. V., Civil War. Died April 
17, 1889, age 49 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Zebulon R. Davis. Died May 23, 1871, age 71 years. 
" Though lost to sight to memory dear." 

(Borodino.) 
(Mr. Davis married first Hannah Ames, and second, 
Polly Gale, daughter of John and Martha Gale of Spafford, 
N. Y. He and his first wife were from Washington Co., 
N. Y., and first settled in Marietta, N. Y. From there they 
moved to Skaneateles, and thence to Thorn Hill, where his 
first wife died and was buried. At the time of his decease 
he and his second wife were residing with his daughter, 
Mrs. John Maxson, in Cold Brook. He had no issue by his 
second wife.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Hannah (Ames), wife of Zebulon Davis. Died August 
25, 1835, age 31 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Polly (Gale), wife of Zebulon Davis. Died December 
24, 1869. age 76 years. 

" Mother, we miss thee." 

(Cold Brook.) 
Farrand, son of Zebulon and Hannah (Ames) Davis. 
Died September 4, 1844, age 20 years, 2 months, 23 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Esther, wife of Farrand Davis. Died September 4, 
1865, age 89 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



»r AFFORD MOITUAXY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 81 

DEDRICK. 

William Dedrick. Died October 25, 1855, age 61 years. 

(He came from Rhode Island, married Thurzy McCausey 
and by her had three children: William John, married 
(1) Sophronia E. Babcock, and (2) Sarah Lindsey; Eliza- 
beth, married Isaac Eglin ; and Robert A., died unmarried. 
William Dedrick had a brother, Constant H. Dedrick, who 
died in Skaneateles after his decease. In his will, Constant 
mentions no wife or children, but the following: Thurzy, 
" widow of my brother William Dedrick, deceased, his son 
John, and his daughter Elizabeth Eglin, wife of Isaac 
Eglin." He also mentions the following: Sarah Bennett of 
Skaneateles ; Helen A. Young, wife of Orsen Young ; Sophia 
Stiles, wife of Ezra Stiles; and Minerva J. Vandenburgh, 
wife of John H. Vandenburgh.) 

(Borodino.) 

Note. — Hon. Sidney Smith, writing of Constant H. 
Dedrick, says : " Constant H. Dedrick had a wife, but no 
children. His wife probably died before his decease. 
Sarah Bennett was the daughter of Cephas and Stella 
(Kneeland) Bennett, Baptist Missionary to Burmah and 
gYL^d daughter of the distinguished Baptist minister. Rev. 
Alfred Bennett of Homer, N. Y. She was sent to America 
and lived for a considerable time with the Dedricks. Sophia 
Stiles was a sister of this Dedricks' wife, and Helen A. 
Young and Minerva J. Vanderburgh were the daughters of 
Mrs. Stiles." 

Thurzy (McCausey), wife of William Dedrick. Died 
March 20, 1878, age 82 years, 7 months. 

(Borodino.) 

Robert A., son of William and Thurzy (McCausey) 
Dedrick. Died October 28, 1850, age 30 years. 

(Borodino.) 

William John Dedrick, (son of William and Thurzy 
(McCausey) Dedrick). Born February 26, 1822, died 

(Borodino.) 

Sophronia (Babcock), (wife of William John Dedrick). 
Died September 9, 1878, age 49 years, 8 months. 

(Borodino.) 

Sarah (Lindsey), wife of (Wm.) John Dedrick. Bom 
November 13, 1843, died December 24, 1893. 

(Borodino.) 



82 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

DERBYSHIRE. 

Mrs. Pruella, wife of Zacharia Derbyshire. Died Au^st 
12, 1823, age 31 years, 7 months. 

" Death is a debt to nature due, 
Which I have paid and so must you." 
(Zacharia Derbyshire married for a second wife Hannah 
Williamson, daughter of Cornelius and Eliza (Ostrander) 
Williamson. 

(Spafford.) 
Mrs. Hannah (Williamson), wife of Zachariah Derby- 
shire. Died September 17, 1834, age 30 years, 3 months, 
17 days. 

" I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, 
I have kept the faith, thenceforth there is a crown of right- 
eousness 
Laid up for me which the Lrord, the Righteous Judge, 
Shall give to me at that last day." 

(Spafford.) 
James, son of Zachariah and Hannah (Williamson) 
Derbyshire. Died August 4, 1827, age 4 years, 4 days. 

(Spafford.) 

DERBIN. 

William Derbin, Private Co. " B," 3rd N. Y. Artillery. 
War 1861. Died June 25, 1888, age 61 years. 
(Mr. Derbin was an Englishman.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

DIBBLE. 

Fannie, daughter of Leroy A. and W. D. Dibble. Died 
April 2, 1865, age 1 year, 3 months. 

(Borodino.) 

DOOLITTLE. 

Warren Doolittle. Died August 6, 1884, age 72 years.) 
(Warren Doolittle was bom in Wallingford, Conn., 
September 13, 1812, and married Ruth L. Stacy of North 
Haven, Conn., October 5, 1834, and by her had four chil- 
dren : Gilbert M., born September 1, 1835, and died July 2, 
1843; Millicent C, bom December 20, 1839, died January 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 83 

25, 1840; Ellen M., born June 1, 1844; and Gilbert M., bom 
April 14, 1846. The two latter are now residing at Boro- 
dino, N. Y. Mr. Doolittle, about 1840, moved from Walling- 
ford, where he was bom ,to Hartwick, Otsego Co., N. Y., 
where he remained until the Fall of 1841, and then came to 
Borodino, where he remained until the time of his decease. 
Early in life he joined the Baptist Church in his native 
place, and after coming to this town united with the First 
Baptist Church of Marcellus, at Thorn Hill, and there held 
the office of Deacon twenty-nine years. He was first a 
Democrat, but on the organization of the Republican party 
identified himself with that organization. He was an active 
and useful citizen, and generally respected. Mrs. Doolittle 
died in 1900.) 

(Thom Hill.) 
Gilbert M., son of Warren and Ruth L. (Stacy) Doo- 
little. Born 1835, died in 1843. 

(Thom Hill.) 

DOTY. 

Sarah (Wood), wife of Warren Doty. Died July 31, 
1862, age 90 years, 2 months, 18 days. 

(Warren Doty, son of Samuel and Mercy Doty, was bom 
at Saybrook, Conn., April 23, 1768, and died at Martins- 
burgh, Lewis Co., N. Y., in 1807. He was of the sixth 
generation, in line of descent from Edward Doty, who came 
to Plymouth, Mass., in 1620, in the ship " Mayflower," as 
follows: Edward, Edward, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel War- 
ren. (See Doty genealogy.) He married at Stephentown, 
N. Y. Sarah Wood, bora at Cherry Valley, N. Y., March 
13, 1772, and by her had five children : Reuben, Diana, Silas, 
Willard and Mercy; of whom Williard only settled in this 
town.) 

(Spafford.) 

Willard Doty (son of Warren and Sarah (Wood) Doty. 
Died March 13, 1882, age 83 years, 8 months, 9 daj^s. 

(He was born in Lowville, Lewis Co., N. Y., July 4, 1798, 
and came early to Spafford, where he married (1) Decem- 
ber 11, 1817, Achsah Bacon, daughter of Amos and Abigail 
(Cody) Bacon, and second, Sarah Jane Eliot, widow of 
David Ripley, and daughter of Elias and Charity (Warner) 
Eliot. He had no issue by his second wife, but by the first 



84 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

had: Abigail, bom December 11, 1818, married John W. 
Eadie, son of James and Martha (Smith) Eadie, March 15, 
1843; Warren, bom January 21, 1821, married March 15, 
1843, Emily Tinkham, daughter of Russel and Mary (Cook) 
Tinkham, (they had four children: Orlando, born March 
27, 1846, married March 27, 1872, Maria Scribner, no living 
issue; Willard R., bom June 18, 1847, married September 
15, 1859, Jennette Maxson, daughter of Henry (" Dork ") 
Maxson, has two children, Rollo and Nellie, the latter mar- 
ried William Barber; Mary A., bom March 6, 1849, married 
February 15, 1870, Willard Norton, son of Erastus and 
Mary (Isdell) Norton, has one daughter, Angeline; and 
Sarah, bom August 26, 1854, married June 4, 1872, John 
Robinson son of Peter ;) Sejmiour, born Jefferson Co., N. Y., 
April 3, 1823, died Sept. 10, 1862, married in Spafford, 
October 10, 1852, Emily Isdell, born in Saratoga Co., Janu- 
ary 15, 1828, daughter of Andrew and Mary (Harris) Isdell, 
she died April 10, 1864, no issue; Caroline, bom in Lewis 
County, August 7, 1825, married John Cleveland, son of 
Benajah and Mary (Clark) Cleveland, February 8, 1860, 
and has one child Emeline, (Lina), bom October 6, 1865, 
married Irving Harrington, son of Alfred G. and Vestelina 
E. (Wood worth) Harrington ; Emeline, born Lewis County, 
December 12, 1827, died October 24, 1862, at Spafford, un- 
married ; Willard, Jr., bom March 16, 1830, killed by a run- 
away horse September 15, 1846 ; and Orphana, born March 
26, 1834, died May 31st, 1898, married James Hill, son of 
Alexander and Ann (Kenyon) Hill.) 

(Spafford.) 

Achsah (Bacon) , wife of Willard Doty. Died November 
5, 1862, age 67 years, 27 days. 

" Verily there is rest for the righteous." 

(Spafford.) 

Emeline, daughter of Willard and Achsah (Bacon) 
Doty. Died October 24, 1862, age 34 years, 9 months, 13 
days. 
(She died unmarried.) 

(Spafford.) 

Willard, Jr., son of Willard and Achsah (Bacon) Doty. 
Died September 15, 1846, age 16 years, 6 months. 

(He was accidentally killed by a runaway horse.) 

(Spafford.) 



SPAPPORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 85 

Seymour Doty, (son of Willard and Achsah (Bacon) 
Doty. Died September 10, 1862, age 39 years, 5 months, 7 
days. 

(He married Emily Isdell, daughter of Andrew and 
Mary (Harris) Isdell. He was born in Jefferson County, 
N. Y., April 3, 1823. No issue.) 

(Spafford.) 
Emily Isdell, wife of Seymour Doty. Died April 12, 
1864, age 26 years, 2 months, 27 days. 

(She was born in Saratoga County, N. Y., January 15, 
1828. No issue.) 

(Spafford.) 
Lottie S., daughter of Willard and Jennette (Maxson) 
Doty. Died December 14, 1877, age 4 weeks. 
" Sweetly sleeping in Jesus." 
(Willard Doty, son of Warren and Emily (Tinkham) 
Doty, married Jennette Maxson, daughter of Henry 
(" Dork") Maxson.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Lovedy E., daughter of Willard and Jennette (Maxson) 
Doty. Died April 15, 1879, age 1 year, 5 months. 
" Sleep on and take thy rest." 

(Cold Brook.) 

DUNBAR. 

Caroline M., our mother, wife of Thaddeus Dunbar. 
Died June 12, 1845, age 39 years, 4 months. 
" Angels have called thee from us, have piloted thee home. 
Oh ! from our sore bereavement may true submission come. 
Pen cannot paint our sorrows, nor words our anguish tell, 
How can we dearest Mother, how can we say farewell." 

(Thaddeus Dunbar married (1) Caroline M., and (2) 
Eliza Williamson, daughter of Cornelius and Eliza (Os- 
trander) Williamson.) 

(Spafford.) 

EADIE. 

James Eadie, a native of Scotland. Died November 2, 
1839, age 79 years, 6 months. 

(Mr. Eadie first settled in Albany, N. Y., where he 
married Martha Smith, a native of that place. From there 



86 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

he moved to Rensselaerville, Rensselaer County, N. Y., and 
from there to this town, where, after a short stay in the 
Marecllus end, he finally in 1829, settled on Lot 11, Tully, 
on the Saneateles and Homer Road, and there continued 
until his decease. By his wife, Martha Smith, he had the 
following- children : Elizabeth, married David Jenkins, Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. ; Margaret, married (1) Luther Manley, and (2) 
Truman Skeels; Jerusha, married James H. Fitzgerald; 
Daniel S., married Matilda Cowan and went to Chautauqua 
County, N. Y., where he died; James, Jr., married Zeruah 
Monk ; John W., married Abigail Doty, daughter of Willard 
and Achsah (Bacon) Doty; Delila, married Shubal Waldo 
of Aurora, N. Y.; Sarah A., married Joel C. Woodworth, 
son of James and Hannah (Fish) Woodworth; Euphemia, 
married David Wiltsie; Charlotte, married John Wiltsie; 
both Wiltsie families are of Panama, Chautauqua County, 
N. Y. ; Mr. Eadie, while residing in Albany, followed mer- 
cantile pursuits, but in this town was a farmer.) 

(Spafford.) 
Martha (Smith), wife of James Eadie. Died October 
11, 1853, age 77 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Margaret, (wife of Truman Skeels), and daughter of 
James and Martha (Smith) Eadie. Died June 18, 1857, age 
58 years, 9 months, 27 days. 

(Spafford.) 
James Eadie, Jr. (son of James and Martha (Smith) 
Eadie. Died May 27, 1879, age 60 years, 11 months, 11 
days. 

" He is not dead but sleepeth." 
(James Eadie, Jr., married Zeruah Monk, and by her 
had two sons and three daughters: Frank married Eva A. 
Bass, daughter of Wliliam and Catherine (Eglin) Bass; 
Charles A. Eadie, Angeline, Anise and Alice.) 

(Spafford.) 
Zeruah (Monk), wife of James Eadie, Jr. Died Nov- 
ember 4, 1881, age 56 years, 3 months, 14 days. 

(Spafford.) 

John W. Eadie, son of James and Martha (Smith) 

Eadie. Died October 20, 1873, age 57 years. (No stone.) 

(John W. Eadie married Abigail Doty, daughter of 

Willard and Achsah (Bacon) Doty, and by her had the 



SPAPFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 87 

following children: Caroline, married Sylvenus A. Chur- 
chill, son of Chauncey and Catherine (Merry) Churchill; 
Achsah, married Caleb W. Churchill, son of Chauncey and 
Catherine (Merry) Churchill; Mary, Ella, Nettie, Sarah 
Elesebert, Willard Eadie, and Martha Eadie, who died 
young.) 

(Spafford.) 
Abigail Doty, wife of John W. Eadie. Died January 8, 
1899, age 82 years. (No stone.) 

(Spafford.) 
Martha, daughter of John W. and Abigail (Doty) Eadie. 
Died March 22, 1849, age 2 years, 6 months, 7 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Peter, son of David S. and Mathilda (Cowan) Eadie. 
Died May 26, 1849, age 22 years, 21 days. 

(David S. Eadie, son of James and Martha Smith Eadie, 
married Matilda Cowan.) 

(Borodino.) 
Frank Eadie, son of James, Jr., and Zeruah (Monk) 
Eadie. Born September 4, 1852, died in 1895. 

(Frank Eadie married Eva A. Bass, daughter of William 
and Catherine (Eglin) Bass, bom in Hamilton County, 
N. Y., and by her had one daughter, Linnie, bom September 
6, 1885. At the time of his decease he was a merchant in 
the Village of Borodino.) 

(Borodino.) 
Eva A. (Bass), wife of Frank Eadie. Born in 1855, 
(living in 1899.) 

(Borodino.) 

EARL. 

In memory of David Earl. Died August 16, 1818, age 
66 years. 

(In his will, dated May 22, 1818, and probated October 
19, 1818. he mentions his wife Anna Earl, and the following 
children; William, married Polly Pitts; Nathaniel; David; 
Peter; Rebecca, married Aaron Bearse, second wife;Mary; 
and Anna Gordon.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Anna Earl, relict of David Earl. Died February 2, 
1843, age 86 years. 

(Thom Hill.) 



88 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASBOeiATION 

David Earl, Jr. (son of David and Anna Earl). Died 
March 1, 1838, age 56 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

William Earl, (son of David and Anna Earl). Diea 
July 1, 1873, age 75 years, 6 months. 

William Earl, by his wife Polly Pitts, had the following 
children: Shepard, married Emeline Smith, daughter of 
Jared and Rhoda (Harvey) Smith; Ulyssa, married Ed- 
ward Weston, son of Edmund C. and Clarinda (Rathbone) 
Weston ; Sarah, married Henry Weston, son of Edmund C. 
and Clarinda (Rathbone) Weston, her husband is now 
deceased and she resides in Spafford; Anna, married 
Thomas W. Burns, son of Felix and Elizabeth (Wallace) 
Burns, her husband is now deceased; David, and William 
P. Earl, both died young and are buried at Thorn Hill. The 
Earls and Pitts both originally came from the Town of 
Onondaga, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Polly (Pitts), wife of William Earl. Died April 26, 
1889, age 86 years, 8 months. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

In memory of David, son of William and Polly (Pitts) 
Earl. Died August 6, 1827, age 4 years, 7 months. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

William P., son of William and Polly (Pitts) Earl. Died 
April 5, 1842, age 15 years, 4 months, 17 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Other Earls at Thorn Hill. 



EDDY. 

Sylvanus Eddy. Died September 2, 1852, age 64 years. 
" Weep not for me, my companion and children dear. 
But prepare to meet me in Heaven." 
(Mr. Eddy, at the time of his decease, was residing on 
the west side of the road, leading from the residence of Col. 
Hutchens to Edwin S. Edwards, on Lot 22, Tully. ' His wife, 
whose name is not known, died in Auburn, N. Y. Among 
his children were : Sylvanus, Jr., married Sarah A. Knight 
(who died on the east side of Otisco Lake, in the town of 
Otisco, and who in her will, dated February 12, 1874, pro- 
bated July 10, 1886, mentions the following children : Asa ; 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 89 

Mercy P. Eddy; Mary Lewis, and one grandson: William J. 
Eddy, son of Myron Eddy, deceased) ; Samuel, who resided 
in Auburn, N. Y. ; Martin; Lovina, married Washington 
Babcock; Catherine; Mary; and perhaps others who died 
young.) 

(Spafford.) 

Richard M. Eddy. Died April 20, 1875, age 57 years, 
11 months, 4 days. 

(He married Rich, daughter of Dorr and Anna 

(Becker) Rich. They came from Washington County, 
N. Y. 

Mary A., his wife, died January 31, 1848, age 76 years, 
2 months. 

(Borodino.) 

Seth Eddy. Died June 19, 1839, age 65 years. 

(Seth Eddy came to this town from Floyd, Oneida Co., 
N. Y. By his wife Terzy he had the following children: 
Theron ; Edwin, married Adeline Berry, daughter of Jona- 
than and Thankful Berry ; Lilley (or Amelia), married Wil- 
liam Wallace, son of Daniel and Mary (Low) Wallace ; and 
Olive, married Morgan Wallace, son of Daniel and Mary 
(Low) Wallace. 

(Borodino.) 

Sophia B., daughter of Edwin and Adeline (Berry) 
Eddy. Died March 5, 1873, age 22 years. 

(Edwin Eddy and his wife, Adeline Berry, are both 
dead, and buried in this cemetery.) (No stone at the 
graves of Ed^vin and Adeline.) 

(Borodino.) 

Orrin Eddy. Died August 26, 1897, age 88 years. (No 
stone.) 

(He came to this town from near Fort George, N. Y., 
and married Harriet Streeter, daughter of Alexander R. 
and Susan (Carpenter) Streeter. He had by her one son: 
Orrin F. Eddy, who married (1) Nettie Smith, and (2) 
Harriet Alvord, daughter of Shubel Alvord of Scott, N. Y. 
Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Eddy also had an adopted daughter, 
Sarah A. Baker, daughter of Ashbel and Sarah A. 
(Streeter) Baker, who married Roland Rollo of Sennett, 
N. Y. Mr. Eddy was living with his adopted daughter in 



90 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Sennett at the time of his decease. He was a blacksmith by- 
trade, a Republican in politics, and much respected.) 

(Borodino.) 
Harriet (Streeter), wife of Orrin Eddy. Died March 
31, 1872, age 52 years, 5 months. 

(Borodino.) 
Nettie (Smith), wife of Orrin F. Eddy. Died October 
7, 1852, age 34 years, 10 months, 3 days. 

(Borodino.) 
(Harriet Alvord, the second wife of Orrin F. Eddy, died 
at Scott, N. Y., January 19, 1890.) 

(Borodino.) 
Julia Ann, daughter of John and Fanny (Williams) 
Eddy. Died October 31, 1840, age 5 years, 2 months. 

(John Eddy, by his wife Fanny, besides Julia Ann, above 
mentioned, had other children, among whom were: John, 
Jr., and Deborah B., who married Washington Wallace, son 
of Daniel and Mary (Low) Wallace. John Eddy and his 
wife moved away from Spafford.) 

(Borodino.) 

EDWARDS. 

Edwin Seymour Edwards, son of Solomon and Abigail 
Edwards. Born in Skaneateles, N. Y., March 30, 1806. 
Died in Spafford, September 23, 1890. 

(Edwin S. Edwards married April 24, 1832, Ruth Coon, 
daughter of David and Phebe (Van Camp) Coon, and by 
her had the following children : Julius A., born December 
2, 1833, married Esther Lowery. She died March 7„ 1894, 
and was buried in Spafford Cemetery, they had one son, 
Edwin W. Edwards, who married Jennette B. Haskins, and 
have one daughter, Julius now resides with his son near 
Preble, N. Y.; Edwin D., born October 13, 1838, married 
Charlotte C. Adkins, and has one son and one daughter 
living, having had three other children who died young, 
resides in Syracuse, N. Y. ; and John Orlando, born January 
25, 1842, died June 30, 1843. Mr. Edwards was a farmer, 
but read and practiced medicine. He was Supervisor of 
this town in 1861-3, Overseer of the Poor in 1848-9, besides 
at different times holding other minor town offices. He 
was frequently called upon to act as executor and adminis- 
trator in the settlement of estates, and was generally re- 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 91 

spected by his townspeople. He and his wife were members 
of the M. E. Church, in which society Mr. Edwards was for 
a long time the chorister of the choir, and superintendent 
of the Sunday School. He was descended from Alexander 
Edwards, who came from Wales in 1640, and settled early 
in Springfield, Mass., as follows : Edwin, Solomon, Solomon, 
Ebenezer, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Alexander. (No stone.) 

(Spafford.) 
Ruth Coon, wife of Edwin S. Edwards. Born December 
22, 1805, died in Spafford. (No stone.) 

(Spafford.) 
John 0., son of Edwin S. and Ruth (Coon) Edwards. 
Died June 30, 1843, age 1 year, 5 months, 5 days. 
" Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not 
For of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." 

(Spafford.) 
Esther Lowery, wife of Julius A. Edwards. Died March 
7, 1894, age 52 years. (No stone.) 

(Julius and his wife Esther had one son, Edwin W. 
Edwards, who married Jennette B. Haskins, and has one 
daughter.) 

(Spafford.) 

Ebenezer Edwards, son of Solomon and Catherine 

(Clark) Edwards. Died January 11, 1830, age 52 years. 

" Come hither mortal, cast an eye 

And go thy way and prepare to die." 

(Ebenezer Edwards was an uncle of Edwin S. Edwards. 

In his will, dated December 15, 1829, and probated April 10, 

1830, he mentions his wife, Sybel Edwards, his adopted 

daughter Calista Mead, and his children : William ; Solomon ; 

Sereno; and Polly Edwards. The branch of the Edwards 

family through which Ebenezer and his nephew, Edwin S. 

Edwards, trace their descent from Alexander Edwards, the 

emigrant ancestor, came to Skaneateles from Nothampton, 

Mass., in the year 1809: Ebenezer, Solomon, Ebenezer, 

Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Alexander.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

EGGLESTON. 

Dea Benjamin Eggleston, left us January 9, 1868, in the 
full assurance of a blissful immortality, through Christ his 
Saviour, age 85 years. 



92 •NONDAQA HISTORI«Ai AM«€iATI«<N 

" Precious in the sight of the Lord is the 
Death of his Saint." 
(He married Elizabeth Wiltsie. In his will, dated Feb- 
ruary 18, 1865, and probated March 23, 1868, he mentions 
his wife, Elizabeth Eggleston, and his children: Myron; 
Rolf e ; John ; Theodore, married Sarah A. Gardner ; Delilah 
Goodridge; Adeline Wood; Catherine Coon; Rebecca, mar- 
ried Austin Wyckoff of Navarino, N. Y.; Mary, married 
Augustin Vanderburgh, son of Stephen and Maria (Cal- 
kins) Vanderburg; Ruth M. Eggleston, and Sarah E. 
Patterson.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Our Mother, Elizabeth (Wiltsie) ) , wife of Dea Benjamin 
Eggleston. Departed this life August 31, 1874, age 85 
years, 5 months. 

" With a good Hope in Christ of a Blessed and glorious 
Resurrection to Eternal Life." 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Sarah A. (Gardner) , wife of Theodore Eggleston. Died 
February 20, 1874, age 37 years, 6 months. 

" In earnest of Heaven was her pillow in Death." 
(Theodore Eggleston was a son of Dea. Benjamin and 
Elizabeth (Wiltsie) Eggleston.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

EGLIN. 

Isaac D. Eglin. Bom October 4, 1824. Died Novem- 
ber 22, 1904. 

(He married (1) Elizabeth Dedrick, daughter of William 
and Thurzy (McCausey) Dedrick; and (2) Ailce Case, 
daughter of Aaron G. and Rebecca (Monk) Case.) 

(Borodino.) 
Elizabeth (Dedrick), wife of Isaac Eglin. Died April 
14, 1886, age 58 years, 10 months, 25 days. 

" Dearest husband ! thou dearest friend of my 
Mortal years, thou trusted one thou tried, 
Thou art still living in the valley of tears, 
But I am at thy side." 
(In her will, dated June 25, 1878, probated July 7, 1890, 
she mentions her husband, Isaac D. G. Eglin, but no chil- 
dren. She also mentions her brother, William J. Dedrick, 
of Spafford; her uncle, Samuel Dedrick of Rhode Island; 



STAFFORD MORTUARY RIOORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 93 

her uncle, Henry Dedrick of Rhode Island ; Tilson Wood and 
his sister, Louisa, children of her Aunt Harriet Wood, late 
of Rhode Island, deceased; her aunt, Sally Reed, of Rhode 
Island; her aunt, Catherine, sister of her father, William 
Dedrick ; and Mrs. Helen Williams, daughter of Charles Mc- 
Causey of Spafford.) 

(Borodino.) 
. Alice (Case), wife of Isaac Eglin. Bom January 16, 
1859. Died December 14, 1905. 

(Borodino.) 
Lehana Delbert, only son of Isaac and Elizabeth 
Dedrick) Eglin. Died July 5, 1877, age 24 years, 6 months, 
5 days. 

" No sin, no grief, no pain, 
Safe in my happy home. 
My fears all fled, my doubts all slain, 
My hour of triumph come." 

(Borodino.) 

ELDRED. 

Louisa M., daughter of James and Juliett Eldred. Died 
April 17, 1843, age 2 years, 3 months, 21 days. 
" None but a parent's heart can tell 
How much it costs to bid this lovely child farewell." 

(Cold Brook.) 

ELIOT. 

Andrew J. Eliot, (son of Elias and Charity (Warner) 
Eliot) . Died September 27, 1886, age 70 years. 

(The paternal grandparents of Andrew J. Eliot were 
Andrew and Jennie (Ayers) Eliot. Their children were: 
Daniel, married Hannah Carpenter; Lucretia, married Ste- 
phen Giles; Elisha, died young; Jacob, married Patience 
Tripp; George, married Jennie McCarthy; Mollie, married 
William Seward; Peter, married Jerusha McCarthy; Luke, 

married Betsey ; Hannah, married Daniel Hoyt; 

Betsey, married Nahum Thompson; and Elias, married 
Charity Warner. 

Elias Eliot, bom in Decatur, Otsego County, N. Y., in 
January, 1793, died in Spafford, May, 1841 age 48 years, and 
buried in Geddes, N. Y., married in 1813 Charity Warner, 
born April 9, 1795, and died in Deadwood, S. Da., September 



94 •NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASfiOCIATI«N 

2, 1895, age 100 years, 4 months, 23 days, daughter of 
Charles and Sarah (Stockwell) Warner, and by her had the 
following children : Sarah Jane, bom March 1, 1815, mar- 
ried (1) David Ripley, son of Jonathan and Ruth (Corey) 
Ripley, and (2) Willard Doty, son of Warren and Sarah 
(Wood) Doty, and by her first husband had seven 
children (see Ripley) ; Andrew J., born February 11, 
1817, married Sarah Ann Bulfinch, daughter of Joseph 
and Lydia (Harrington) Bulfinch; Lucy Ann, bom 
February 17, 1819, married Joseph H. Bulfinch, son 
of Joseph and Lydia (Harrington) Bulfinch, she had 
three children, only one surviving : Mrs. Alice M. Cramer, 
with whom in 1899 she resided in Yanton, South Dakota 
(see Bulfinch) ; Charles, born December 1, 1821, married 
Lodemia Hawkins, and has one child, Nellie; Elias E., bom 
July 28, 1822, married Helen Morey, had two daughters, 
Nettie and Nellie ; Wesley S., born January 5, 1824 ; married 

Jennie , and has one daughter Jennie; Lewis H., 

born February 13, 1826, married (1) Henrietta Morey, (2) 
Mary Treadwell, no issue ; James M., bom October 11, 1828, 
died at the age of 26, unmarried, at the Globe Hotel, in 
Syracuse, N. Y. ; George W., bom November 11, 1831, mar- 
ried in Chico, Cal., no issue; Warner A., born January 31, 
1833, married Lottie Spaids, and had seven children: 
Charles, Chauncey, Craig, Willie, Kathlyn, Flora, Raymond ; 
Helen C, bom April 9, 1836 married Col. Gideon C. Moody, 
her husband has been United States Senator from South 
Dakota, she has had five children: Nellie, Charles, James, 
Burdett, and Warner, she now resides in Deadwood, S. Da. ; 
and Mary Elizabeth, bom April 5, 1838, married Thomas 
Chandoin, Louisville, Ky., five children, Alice, Thomas, 
George, Eliot and Charles. She is now deceased. Elias 
Eliot, when he resided in Spafford, lived on Ripley Hill, 
south of the Ripley Place, so called, on Lot 42, Tully. 

Andrew J. Eliot, by his vdfe Sarah Ann Bulfinch, had 
five children : Jane Ann, married Newton Bates (no issue) ; 
Mary, (now deceased) , married John Van Benschoten, son 
of James and (Price) Van Benschoten, two chil- 
dren : Sarah, married Edwin Van Benschoten, son of James 

and (Price) Van Benschoten, husband dead, one 

son, resides at Onondaga Valley, N. Y.; Andrew, died 
young ; and Lewis Henry, died young. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 05 

Mrs. Charity (Warner) Eliot, the mother of Andrew J. 
Eliot, was in many ways a remarkable woman, of strong 
personality, high Christian character, and full of kindness 
and motherly tenderness. Her father, Charles Warner, 
was a soldier of the Revolution, and died at Geddes, N. Y. 
By his wife, Sarah Stockwell, he had nine children : Esther, 
Lucy, Charity, Sophia, Betsey, Mary Sarah, Charles and 
Israel ; several of whom, besides Charity, lived to a remark- 
able old age.) 

(Spafford.) 
Lewis Henry, son of Andrew J. and Sarah A. (Bulfinch) 
Eliot. Died September 12, 1851, age 9 months, 11 days. 

(Spafford.) 

ELISON. 

Hannah, wife of George Elison. Died August 1, 1841, 
age 28 years, 4 months, 12 days. 

" When ere my children do draw nigh 
And on this marble cast an eye. 
Then on this willow drop a tear 
For one who always loved you dear." 

(Spafford.) 
Mary, daughter of George and Hannah Elison. Died 
December 24, 1830, age 4 months, 15 days. 

(Spafford.) 

EMMONS. 
Mary A. (Abbott) , wife of Lewis Emmons. Died April 
14, 1884, ag-e 54 years. 

(Lev/is Emmons came from LaPayette. By his wife, 
Mary A. Abbott, he had two children : George, married Mary 
L. Grinnell, daughter of Ansel and Asenath (Bennett) Grin- 
nell; and Milton, married Laura Stanton, daughter of 
Samuel H. and Sarah (Patterson) Stanton. 

(Borodino.) 
Anna M. Patten, wife of William A. Emmons. Died 
February 2, 1869, age 40 years. 

(William A. Emmons came from LaFayette; his wife 
was a daughter of William and Fanny (Rathbone) Patten.) 

(Borodino.) 
Frank, son of William A. and Anna M. (Patten) 
Emmon. Died June 2, 1868, age 3 years. 

(Borodino.) 



90 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

ENGLISH. 

Mary (Taft) , wife of John W. English. Died November 
14, 1849, age 33 years. 

(John W. English, son of Richard and Eliza English, 
married Mary Taft, daughter of Ellis and Cynthia (Knapp) 
Taft. The English family, through mistake, were from Ire- 
land. The family left Spafford about 1836, and settled in 
Ohio and Michigan, where its descendants remain. 

(Cold Brook.) 

ENOS. 

Chloe, wife of Joseph Enos. Born May 4, 1777, died 
January 19, 1843. 

(Joseph Enos also died at Thorn Hill, September 20, 
1852, age 73 years.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Jessie, daughter of Charles H. and Josephine (Williams) 
Enos. Died July 18, 1878, age 1 year, 2 months. 
" God's little angel gone home." 
(Charles H. Enos was an adopted son of Joseph Enos, 
Jr. In 1898 he was residing at Rock Creek, Minn.) 

(Borodino.) 

FAY. 

John Fay. Died June 23, 1857, in his 68 year. 
(Mr. Fay, by his wife, Isabel, had the following children : 
Andrew, married Milly Harris, daughter of William and 
Nancy (Davis) Harris; Jeremiah, who died unmarried at 
the age of about 28 years ; and Mary Ann, married Robert 
Randall, son of Silas and Mercey (Harrington) Randall.) 

(Spafford.) 
Isabel, wife of John Fay. Died June 2, 1859, in her 68th 
year. 

(Spafford.) 
Jeremiah Fay, (son of John and Isabel Fay) . Died 
June 3, 1859, age 27 years, 10 months, 14 days. 

(Spafford.) 

FERRY. 

Asa Ferry. Died January 9, 1864, age 84 years, 3 
months, 12 days. 

(He married first Ruhama , who died Novem- 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 97 

ber 5, 1818, second, Christina BufRngton, who died May 11, 

1852, in her 73rd year, and third. Harmony . In 

the petition for letters of administration upon his estate, 
made March 9, 1864, by his wife, Harmony Ferry, mention 
is made of the following children : Chester, married Saba 
Buffington, of Spafford, N. Y. ; Harvey, then residing in 
Wisconsin; Malinda, married Joseph K. Lamb, he then 
deceased and she then of Wisconsin; Dolly, married Asa 
Keen, of Ohio; and Lavina, married Clark Bowker of Wis- 
consin.) 

(Borodino.) 

Mrs. Ruhama, wife of Asa Ferry. Died November 5, 
1818, age 40 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Christina (Buffington), wife of Asa Ferry. Died May 
11, 1852, in her 73rd year. 

(She was a widow when she married Mr. Ferry, and the 
mother of Charles H. Buffington, who died January 6, 1852, 
and was buried in this cemetery.) 

(Borodino.) 

Chester Ferry, (son of Asa and Ruhama Ferry) . Died 
March 16, 1876, age 76 years, 6 months. 

(He married Saba Buffington, whom he survived. In 
the petition for letters of administration upon his estate by 
his son, Charles H. Ferry, dated April 21, 1876, mention is 
made of the following children : Charles H., merchant, resid- 
ing in Syracuse, N. Y.; Asa P., of Rockford, Kent Co., 
Mich.; George H., of Canonsburgh, Kent Co., Mich.; Jane, 
married Sylvester H. Sheldon, they are both dead, and 
buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N. Y. ; Harriet 
Davis, of Rockford, Mich. ; Henrietta Miller, of Canonsburg, 
Stevens Co., Mich.; Martha Barnes, of Navarino, N. Y.; 
Ruhama Ida, of Ellery, Stevens Co., Illinois; Americus V., 
of Skaneateles, N. Y., and John T. Ferry, of Rockford, 
Mich. Harriet died young.) 

(Borodino.) 

Saba (Buffington), wife of Chester Ferry. Died Feb- 
ruary 16, 1873, age 70 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Harriet, daughter of Chester and (Saba) Sarah Ferry. 
Died March 31, 1836, age 3 months, 27 days. 

(Borodino.) 



98 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

FILKINS. 

George D. Filkins. Died March 30, 1855, age 42 years. 

(He married Margaret Fisher, daughter of Dakin and 
Sally (Youst) Fisher, and by her had three children: 
Ensign D., who was a soldier in the War of 1861, and died 
unmarried at the age of nearly 26, in the year 1863; 
Angeline, married George Spencer Carr, son of Thurston 
and, Lorane (Green) Carr, at Spafford, March 5, 1871 
resides in Heber, Arkansas; and Orrissa, married Marcus 
N. Seeley, son of Hiram and Betsey Jane (Jacobs) Seeley, 
her husband died in 1892 and she now resides in Syracuse, 
N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

Margaret (Fisher) Churchell, former wife of George D. 
Filkins. Died March 1, 1879, age 66 years, 2 months, 21 
days. 

(After the decease of her first husband, George D. 
Filkins, she married Alexander M. Churchell, son of James 
and Hannah (Dobbs) Churchell, as his third wife. She was 
buried by the side of her first husband.) 

(Spafford.) 

Ensign D., son of George D. and Margaret (Fisher) 
Filkins. Died September 28, 1863, age 25 years, 10 months, 
13 days. 

(He was a Union soldier in the War of 1861.) 

(Spafford.) 

FISHER. 

Sacred to the memory of Amos Fisher, who died October 
28, 1833, age 82 years, 6 days. 

(The Fishers came to this town from Springfield, Otsego 
Co., N. Y., before 1820, and settled on the southeastern part 
(of subdivision No. 6) of Lot 1, Tully. By his wife, Mar- 
garet, Mr. Amos Fisher had the following children: 
Rachel, married Osmer Orton of Spafford, N. Y. ; Dakin, 
married Sally Youst, of Spafford, N. Y. ; Clarissa Cone of 
Mayville, Chautauua Co., N. Y. ; Amos, of Otsego, N. Y. ; 
Rebecca married William Billings, of Spafford, N. Y. ; Sarah, 
married Ossage Cone, of Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., N. Y.; 

Eli, married Nancy , of Spafford, N. Y.; Mary, 

married Erastus Wait, of Chagrin, Ohio; Orrissa, married 



,5PAFF0RD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 99 

Jeremiah Crane, of Bane, Orleans Co., N. Y. ; John, died in 
Spafford, unmarried; and Margaret, married Col. Lewis C. 
Davis, Margaret died before her father and left the follow- 
ing children : Judson, Joline, Laura, John, and Lewis Davis. 
Mrs. Margaret Fisher survived her husband, and is supposed 
to have been buried with her husband in the Davis Yard. 
(No stone.) 

(Davis Yard.) 
John Fisher (son of Amos and Margaret Fisher.) Bom 
at Springfield, Otsego Co., N. Y. July 15, 1794, died 
December 31, 1874. 

(He died unmarried.) 

(Davis Yard.) 
Dakin Fisher, (son of Amos and Margaret Fisher). 
Died June 21, 1849, age 68 years, 10 months, 8 days. 
" How suddenly he's called away Eternity to view, 
No time to regulate his house nor bid the world adied." 
(He married Sally Youst, and by her had the following 
children : Philip, married Harriet Legg, daughter of Capt. 
Otis and Polly (Sabin) Legg; Elihu, married Lydia Ann 
Collins, daughter of John and Lucy (Burdick) Collins and 
widow of John Orton ; George Y., married Lavinla Burdick, 
daughter of Russel M. and Esther (Whiting) Burdick; 
Margaret, married (1) GJeorge D. Filkins, and (2) Alex- 
ander M. Churchell, son of James and Hannah (Dobbs) 
Churchell; Celinda, married William Churchell, son of 
James and Hannah (Dobbs) Churchell; and Orrissa, 
married Franklin Roundy, son of Capt. Asahel and Hannah 
(Weston) Roundy; Mercy, died at 22 years, unmarried.) 

(Spafford.) 
Sally (Youst), wife of Dakin Fished. Died December 
2, 1860, age 77 years, 6 months, 13 days. 

" Our Mother's gone but not forgotten." 

(Spafford.) 
Mercy, daughter of Dakin and Sally (Youst) Fisher. 
Died April 8, 1844, age 22 years, 9 months, 24 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Harriet (Legg), wife of Philip Fisher. Died June 8, 
1844, in her 34th year. 

(Philip Fisher, son of Dakin and Sally (Youst) Fisher, 
married Harriet Legg, daughter of Capt. Otis and Polly 
(Sabin) Legg, and had the following children : Otis, married 



100 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Maria Maxson ; Oscar, married Ann Eliza Frederick, daugh- 
ter of Jacob and Rachel (Newkirk) Frederick! Angeline, 
died unmarried; William Eaton, married Phebe Ingerson, 
adopted daughter of Peter Ingerson ; and Mary, married (1) 
Nelson Boughton at Spafford, October 2, 1854, and (2) Silas 
J. White, March 19, 1863. In 1885 she resided at Pljrmouth, 
Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. By her first husband, Mary has one 
daughter, Angeline, married James Allen, Jr., and by her 
second husband she has a son, who is a West Point graduate 
and now in the regular Army of the United States. Philip 
Fisher is also deceased.) 

(Spafford.) 

Angeline, daughter of Philip and Harriet (Legg) Fisher. 
Died March 27, 1853, age 20 years. 

" To live in the memory of those we leave behind is not to 
die." 

(Spafford.) 

William E. Fisher, (son of Philip and Harriet (Legg) 
Fisher) . Died March 30, 1868, age 32 years. 

(A soldier in the War of 1861.) 

" Our son is gone but not forgotten.) 

(He married Phebe Ingerson, adopted daughter of Peter 
Ingerson of Spafford Hollow.) 

(Spaffoi^d.) 

Nancy E., daughter of Eli and Nancy Fisher. Died 
January 11, 1835, age 8 years, 2 months, 23 days. 

(Eli Fisher was a son of Amos and Margaret Fisher; 
he was born probably in Springfield, Otsego Co., N. Y., 
before 1802, married his wife Nancy before October 15, 
1823, at which time she joined him in a deed, conveying land 
in Spafford Hollow on Lot 23, Tully. A few days subse- 
quent he purchased 25 acres of Cornelius Williamson, on 
Lot 12, Tully. There are no descendants of this marriage 
known to the writer. For many years Eli Fisher ran the 
Potashery at Spafford Corners, before 1850; he was then 
an old man and worked for Levi Hurlbut and Asahel M. 
Roundy, and boarded at their houses. He and his wife have 
been dead for about fifty years. They have no stone mark- 
ing their graves in this town.) 

(Borodino.) 

Alice, daughter of Edgar and E (Brown) Fisher. 

Died October 18, 1881, age 1 year, 3 months, 3 days. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 101 

(Edgar Fisher is an Englishman, and his wife is a 
daughter of Truman and Abigail' (Moore) Brown of Thorn 
Hill, and a granddaughter of Zenas and Abigail Moore. In 
1898 Mr. Fisher was residing on the Cornelius Williamson 
Farm, on Lot 12, Tully.) 

(Spafford.) 

FITZGERALD. 

Mrs. Anna, wife of Jeremiah Fitzgerald. Died August 
15, 1834, age 85 years. 

(Jeremiah Fitzgerald came to this town from Walkill, 
N. Y., in the Spring of 1806, and settled on 300 acres owned 
by him on lot 70, Marcellus. He died in 1817 (and was 
buried in the old Boodino Cemetery, on the farm of Alex- 
ander Becker, north of the Village of Borodino, now in dis- 
use. 

(Thorn Hill.; 

Jeremiah Fitzgerald. Died September 25, 1816, age 65 
years. 

In his will, dated August 20, 1810, and probated Feb- 
ruary 17, 1817, he mentions his wife, Anna Fitzgerald, and 
the following children : William ; Elizabeth, married Warren 
Kneeland, son of Jonathan and Mary (Spencer) Kneeland; 

Susanna; David, married Phebe ; John, married 

Abigail ; and Jeremiah, married Sylvia . 

He also mentions his two grandchildren, Jane and James H. 
Fitzgerald, children of his daughter, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, 
who subseuent to their birth, married Warren Kneeland. 
James H. Fitzgerald married Jerusha Eadie, daughter of 
James and Martha Smith Eadie.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

FORCE. 

Sally Force, wife of Henry Force. Died October 8, 
1843, age 54 years, 3 months, 5 days. 
" Here let me rest my weary head 
'Till Christ, my Lord, shall raise the Dead." 
(Henry Force resided on Lot 75, Marcellus. He died 
September 25, 1847, in this town (no stone) . In the peti- 
tion of Dr. Isaac Morrell, a creditor, dated October 6, 1847, 
for letters of administration upon his estate, no mention is 



102 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

made of a wife, but of the following children: William; 
Kellogg; Jane; Sarah, married Dorwin Day; Adeline, mar- 
ried William Campbell; and Henrietta, married Annariah 
Manley. All were then of full age except Jane, who was a 
minor.) 

(Borodino.) 

FORD. 

In memory of a son of John and Chloe Ford. Died April 
14, 1821. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Daniel, son of John and Chloe Ford. Died April 3, 1820, 
in his 10th year. 

(John and Chloe Ford resided on the west part of Lot 
44, Tully, in Cold Brook. Among their children, besides the 

foregoing, were : Elisha, married Smith, and died 

in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; John B., married Sally Miner, widow of 
Sanford Thayer, resides in Skaneateles, N. Y. ; Lydia, mar- 
ried Orrin Town, of Cold Brook, N. Y., and , married 

Ansel Bacon.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

FOSTER. 

Albert Foster, (son of Samuel Foster). Born July 24, 
1800, (in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Conn.) Died January 
8, 1879, (in Spafford, New York.) 

(He married (1) Clarissa Maxson, daughter of Thomas 

and (Sessions) Maxson, at Salisbury, Litchfield 

Co., Conn., January 2, 1823, and settled first in Hillsdale, 
Columbia Co., N. Y., where he remained about eight years, 
and from there came to this town and settled in Cold Brook 
about 1833. He finally settled on Lot 33, Tully, about 1841, 
where he remained until the time of his decease. After the 
decease of his first wife he married (2) June 5, 1867, at 
Spafford, N. Y., Clarissa G. Reynolds, widow of Horace 
Smith, but by her had no issue. His children by his first 
wife were : LaFayette, born July 23, 1824, married October 
23, 1850, at Spafford, N. Y. Sarah Jane Ripley, born De- 
cember 3, 1832, daughter of David and Sarah Jane (Eliot) 
Ripley, resides in Sioux City, Iowa, and has three children, 
Albro; Emma and Ernest, each married and each having 



SP AFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 103 

three children; Thomas Maxson, bom October 1, 1826, 
merchant in this town to the time of his decease, December 

26, 1898, unmarried; James S., bom November 20, 1828, 
died September 29, 1890 at Mitchell, South Dakota, married 
April 6, 1852, in Spafford, Frances Ann Ripley, bom 
January 17, 1835, daughter of David and Sarah 
Jane (Eliot) Ripley; Charles W., bom May 19, 1832, died 
April 11, 1875, near Yankton, S. Da., married February 

27, 1853, at Spafford, N. Y., Mary A. Burroughs, bom 
October 29, 1835, daughter of Alvin Burroughs, and had 
four children ; and George I., bom December 29, 1837, mar- 
ried at Davis, 111., December, 1873, Phila Smith, resides at 
Fargo, North Dakota, and had two children.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Clarissa (Maxson), wife of Albert Foster. Bom De- 
cember 26, 1798, died May 5, 1866. 

(She was bom in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Conn.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Clarissa G. (Reynolds), wife of Albert Foster. Bom 
June 1, 1809, died November 5, 1873. 

(At the time of her marriage to Mr. Foster she was 
widow of Horace Smith, (second wife), with one son by 
Mr. Smith, Frederick R. Smith.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Bennie, son of James S. and Frances A. (Ripley Foster. 
Died March 1, 1860, age 6 months. 

(James S. Foster, son of Albert and Clarissa (Maxson) 
Foster, married Frances A. Ripley, daughter of David and 
Sarah Jane (Eliot) Ripley, and by her had, in addition to 
the above, the following children : Clara J., married Osgood 
H. Carney, and had three children : Foster Dewitt, married 
Cora Westfall and resides in Yankton, S. Da. ; Kate Morri- 
son, married Carl E. Bigelow and has one child, Ruth, 
resides in Galveston, Texas ; and Carol Earl, died in infancy ; 
Cora, married George H. Miner and had six children: 

William Vance, married Blanche , two children, 

Helen and Grace; Frances, married Ory P. Shaw, one son, 
Miner; Cora, unmarried; Charity Eliot, unmarried, and 
Laura, died in infancy; Albert David, married Hattie 
Whalen and had four children: Fannie, James, Clara, ana 
Martha; James and Martha died in infancy; Fannie An- 
able, unmarried; Martha Aldrich, unmarried; and Thomas 



104 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Maxson, unmarried. Mr. James S. Foster died in Mitchell, 
S. Da., September 29, 1890.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

In memory of Lydia, wife of Levi Foster, who died April 
21, 1827, age 45 years, 3 months, 1 day. 

(Levi Foster came from Onondaga, N. Y., January 2, 
1816, and settled on Lot 21, Tully, on the farm now occupied 
by Joseph L. Cole (1899), and from there moved to the 
Nunnery neighborhood, and resided on Lot 12, Sempronius, 
where his wife died. He moved away from town after the 
death of his wife, and very little is knowTi of him or his 
family at the present time.) 

(Nunnery.) 

FREDERICK. 

Jacob Frederick. Died March 18, 1865, age 69 years. 

(Jacob Frederick came to the Marcellus end of this town 
before 1823, and settled at or near the Village of Borodino, 
but soon afterwards moved to a farm near Spaff ord Village) , 
his wife was Rachel Newkirk, and by her he had the follow- 
ing children : Sarah M., married Roswell Brown of Moravia, 
Cayuga County, N. Y.; John W., married (1) Miss Jennings 
of Poughkeepsie, N .Y., by whom he had a son, William J. 
Frederick, member of Board of Underwriters, Syracuse, 
N. Y.; he married (2) Mary Antonette Atwater in 1868, 
she died in 1879, leaving a daughter, Georgia, who in 1879 
married Dr. Ernest F. Clymer of Syracuse, N. Y. ; Lewis W., 
married Louisa Beeman, resided at Homer, N. Y., and Cold- 
water, Mich. ; Lucetta, married Horatio Smith, resides South 
Butler, Wayne Co., N. Y. ; Ann Eliza, married Oscar F. 
Fisher, son of Philip and Harriet (Legg) Fisher, resides in 
Homer N. Y. ; Minerva J. married Darius Applebee; 

George P., died prior to his father's decease, married S 

F , and had one daughter, Mary C. Frederick of 

Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Alanson S., married Sarah Thompson, 
daughter of Nathan P. and Margaret (Hutchins) Thomp- 
son, he and his wife are both deceased ; he is buried in Liver- 
pool, N. Y., and she in Spafford Cemetery, left two children, 
Roswell T., married Catherine Kingsbury, daughter of 
Andrew E. Kingsbury of Homer, Roswell is a real estate 
broker in Syracuse, N. Y., and Caroline Frederick, un- 
married, resides in Homer, N. Y. ; Calista B., married C. B, 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES lOfl 

Miller of Cazenovia, N. Y., dead ; and Caleb H., accidentally 
killed by the cut of a scythe, at the age of eleven years. At 
the time of his decease, Jacob Frederick was residing in the 
Village of Spafford Corners. He was Low Dutch. John 
W. Frederick married for a third wife. Miss Emma Wood, 
of Syracuse, N. Y., who survived him. By his third wife 
he had no issue; he died in 1895.) 

(Spafford.) 

Rachel (Newkirk) , wife of Jacob Frederick. Died April 
5, 1877, age 79 years. 

(Spafford.) 

Caleb H., son of Jacob and Rachel (Newkirk) Frederick. 
Died August 20, 1846, age 11 years. 

(Accidentally killed by the cut of a scythe in the thigh.) 

(Spafford.) 

George P., son of George and S F. Frederick. 

Died February 8, 1845, age 5 months, 20 days. 

(George Frederick was a son of Jacob and Rachel (New- 
kirk) Frederick.) 

Sarah Thompson wife of Alanson S. Frederick. Born 
in Spafford, April 11, 1837. Died in Homer, N. Y., March 
18, 1898. 

(Spafford.) 
(Alanson S. Frderick, son of Jacob and Rachel (New- 
kirk) Frederick, died and was buried in Liverpool, N. Y.) . 
(His wife has no stone.) 

(Spafford.) 

FULLER. 

Alice L., daughterof Francis M. and Mary Fuller. Dlea 
April 19, 1863, age 2 years, 6 months, 29 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

FULTON. 

In memory of Robert Fulton who died March 28, 1829, 
age 78 years. 

" Let not the dead forgotten lie. 
Lest living men forget to die." 
(Robert Fulton, by his wife Sarah, had three children 
who were well kno^vn residents of this town : Eleazer Emer- 



106 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

son, born February 2, 1789, died at Borodino, N. Y., March 

30, 1853, married Pamelia ; Robert C, bom 1800, 

died January 12, 1852, at Borodino. N. Y., married 



; and Amanda, bom August 27, 1803, died at Boro- 
dino, N. Y., September 4, 1856, married William Legg and 
had one daughter, Eunice A., who married David Becker, 
son of Peter and Mary (Eadie) Becker, both dead, and 
buried in this cemetery.) 

(Borodino.) 

In memory of Sarah Fulton, wife of Robert Fulton, who 
died May 4, 1846, age 82 years, 4 months. 

(Borodino.) 

Eleazer Emerson Fulton, (son of Robert and Sarah 
Fulton) . Died May 30, 1853, age 64 years, 1 month, 2 days. 

(Eleazer Emerson Fulton by his wife Parmelia had the 
following children: Albert E., bom 1821, died August 8, 
1885, at Lansing, Mich., married (1) Izabenda Bearse, 
daughter of Aaron and Phebe (Simth) Bearse, and widow 
of Ansel Churchell, and (2) Mrs. Martha Hutton, widow of 
Caleb Hutton, of Lansing, Mich., no issue by either mar- 
riage; Heman D,, married Eliza L. and resides in 

Skaneateles, N. Y. ; and Hiram W., born at Elbridge, N. Y. ; 
died at Forbs, Mo., March, 1884 (buried in this cemetery) . 

(Borodino.) 

Parmelia, wife of Eleazer Emerson Fulton. Died Novem- 
ber 4, 1871, age 78 years, 7 months. 
" A true wife, a faithful mother, 
A devout Christian, a character worthy of imitation." 

(Borodino.) 

Albert E. Fulton, (son of E. Emerson and Parmelia 
Fulton) . Died August 8, 1885, age 64 years, 2 months, 18 
days. 

(Borodino.) 

Izabenda (Bearse) , wife of Albert E. Fulton. Died May 
21, 1875, age 58 years, 1 month, 15 days. 

(She had one daughter only, Jennie E. Churchell, by her 
first husband, Ansel Churchell, who married Erastus E. 
Brown, now of Lincoln, Nebraska.) 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 107 

Hiram W. Fulton, (son of E. Emerson and Parmelia 
Fulton) . Bom at Elbridge, N. Y., April 23, 1827. Died at 
Forbes, Mo., March, 1884, in his 57th year. 

(Borodino.) 

Ella A., daughter of Heman D. and Eliza L. Fulton. Died 
June 4, 1875, age 20 years, 5 months. 

(Heman D. Fulton, son of Eleazer Emerson and Parmelia 
Fulton, by his wife, Eliza L., had the following children: 
Eva P. ; Nellie L. ; Mary E., and Albert W. Fulton ; the first 
three reside in Skaneateles, N. Y., with their parents and 
the latter in West Satecoy, California.) 

H. D. Fulton, 1822-1909. 

Eliza L. Town (w.), 1828-1902. 

(Borodino.) 

Robert C. Fulton, (son of Robert and Sarah Fulton). 
Died January 12, 1852, age 53 years. 

(Robert C. Fulton married , and had 

thee children : Jerome, who died in Preble, N. Y. ; 

married John Weston, Jr., and , married John 

Colter.) 

(Borodino.) 



GALE. 

John Gale, Esq. Died May 17, 1836, age 71 years. 

(John Gale settled in the Marcellus end of the town 
before 1807. By his wife, Martha, he had four children: 
John, Jr., married Miss Grinnell, daughter of Isaiah and 
Jane (Crane) Grinnell ; Samuel, married (1) Sally Manley, 

and (2) Rebecca Mead ; Richard, married Amelia E. ; 

and Mary, married Zebulon Davis as his second wife, she 
died and was buried in Cold Brook.) 

(Borodino.) 

Mrs. Martha, wife of John Gale, Sr. Died May 23, 1831, 
age 69 years, 2 months, 14 days. 

(Borodino.) 

John Gale, Jr., (son of John and Martha Gale). Died 
December 31, 1852, age 53 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Samuel Gale, (son of John and Martha Gale). Died 
October 25, 1864, in 79 years. 



108 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

" And now behold his race is run, 
His suffering o'er, his labor done, 
May living friends be ready too. 
To bid this fleeting world adieu." 
(He married (1) Sally Manley, and (2) Rebecca Mead. 
The latter died and was buried in Cleveland, Ohio. By his 
first wife he had: Betsey Ann, married George Frink 
Knapp, son of Elijah and Betsey (Burdick) Knapp; and by 
his second wife he had : Judson, married Hulda Davidson, 
he was a teacher, School Commissioner, and now resides in 
Homer N. Y. ; Cornelia, married Joel Townsend, resides in 

Texas ; and Charles, married Eliza , died out West. 

Samuel Gale first resided in the Nunnery neighborhood, and 
then on Lot 42, Tully, near the county line on the Skan- 
eateles and Homer road. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
In m.emory of Sally (Manley) Gale, (wife of Samuel 
Gale, who died March 12, 1821, age 27 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

GAY. 

Barnett A. Gay. Died September 17, 1883, age 67 years. 

He came from Preble, N. Y., and married Amanda F. 
Smith, who is also deceased and buried in this cemetery. 
She has no stone. By his wife, Amanda, Mr. Gay had the 
following children : Frances, married Albert Kemp ; Martin 
Frink, married Ida May Lyon, daughter of George W. and 
Cornelia (Barker) Lyon; Theresa, married Wesley Moonj 
and Jennie M., married Alexander J. Boutell, son of Samuel 
and Catherine (Williamson) Boutell. She is now deceased.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Ida May Gay, daughter of George W. and Cornelia M. 
(Barker) Lyon. Died May 27, 1884, age 26 years. 

(She married Martin Frink Gay, son of Barnett A. and 
Amanda F. (Smith) Gay). 

(Spafford.) 

Mrs. Galista Gay. Died November 25, 1885, age 70 
years. (No stone.) 

(She was the wife of Robert M. Gay, formerly of Spaf- 
ford Hollow.) 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 109 

GARUTHERS— (CARUTHER) . 

Thomas Garuthers. Died May 17, 1857, age 73 years. 
(His wife Maria, after his decease, married John T. 
Gregory. They were all English.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

GEER. 

Morris Geer. Died at Thorn Hill, December 23, 1888, 
age 90 years. (No stone.) 

(He was bom in Ireland, and married Mrs. Joanna 
Dunn, widow, and by her had one son: James Geer, of 
Syracuse, N. Y. Mrs. Dunn by her first husband also had 
one son : Peter Dunn.) 

(Borodino.) 

Joanna Dunn), wife of Morris Geer. Died September 
20, 1855, in her 50th year. 

(Borodino.) 

GIFFORD. 

Henry A. Gifford. Died March 18, 1892, age 83 years. 
" Dearest loved one we have laid thee 
In the peaceful grave's embrace. 
But thy memory will be cherished, 
'Till we see thy heavenly face." 
(Mr. Gifford was the father of Morey Gifford, of 
Marietta, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Betsey, wife of Henry A. Gifford. Died at Thorn Hill, 
July 27, 1881, age 69 years. (No stone.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Filura, daughter of Nicholas and Rebecca (Caton) 
Gifford. Died August 9, 1853, age 1 year, 6 months. 

(Nicholas Gifford came from the South, and settled in 
1853 just north of the county line, on the State's Hundred 
on Lot 44, Tully; by his wife Rebecca Caton he had: 
Andrew J.; Dennison; Manly; Vinal, married Mercy A. 
Barber, daughter of Charles and Betsey (Randall) Barber, 
he is now in Auburn State's Prison ; Almus, in 1876 was in 
House of Refuge at Rochester, N. Y. ; Devillo, formerly of 
Cortland, N. Y. ; Rosetta and Filura, died young. Nicholas 



110 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIA-nON 

Gifford died in Auburn State's Prison, April 15, 1876, and 
his wife, prior to his incarceration, perished of cold in a 
neighbor's dooryard, in Cold Brook, having been driven from 
home by her husband, on a cold winter's night, clad only in 
her night clothes. She was buried in this cemetery. (No 
stone.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

GILBERT. 

Mary (Enos), wife of Nathan Gilbert, and daughter of 
Joseph and Chloe Enos. Died February 3, 1886, age 53 
years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

GILLETT. 

In memory of Norman L., son of Ambrose S. and Charity 
(Lewis) Gillett. Died October 16, 1828, age 8 years, 7 
months, 5 days. 

" Ye weeping friends your tears refrain. 
This blooming youth shall bloom again." 
(He was accidentally killed by the cut of a scythe in the 
thigh. His mother. Charity Lewis, was a daughter of 
Joseph and Mary (Stanton) Lewis. Mr. and Mrs. Gillett 
left Spafford and went West.) 

(Lewis Yard.) 

GREEN. 

Mariam Green. Died October 20, 1866, age 98 years, 8 
months, 13 days. 

" Asleep in Jesus." 

(She was the mother of Mrs. Thurston Carr and Mrs. 
Hiram Mason, who were sisters.) 

(Spafford.) 

Eber, son of Christopher and Elizabeth S. (Newman) 
Green. Died July 5, 1834, age 7 years, 3 months, 3 days. 

(Christopher Green, son of John and Mary (Hill) Green, 
married Elizabeh Newman and lived in Spafford on Lot 1, 
Tully. He came to this town from Otisco, and purchased 
Sub-division 5 ( S. W. corner) , containing 132 acres on said 
lot, of Joel Palmer, who held the same under contract, dated 
February 11, 1807. Mr. Green took a deed February 23, 



SPAFFORD MORTUAEY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 111 

1818. From this town he moved to Warren County, Pa., 
where he died in 1867. He was bom in Hoosick, Rensselaer 
County, N. Y., 1794, and by his wife Elizabeth Newman 
had: Harriet, Sally, Morrell, Lyman and Eber, who died 
young. 

John Green, the father of Christopher, in the United 
States Census for the year 1840, was returned as a Revolu- 
tionary soldier, residing in Spafford, aged 79 years, and in 
the Green genealogy is claimed to be descended from John 

Green of North Kingston, R. I., as follows : John ( ) , 

John, Benjamin, John. He was born in Rhode Island 
1760-1, married Mary Hill, and resided first In HoosicK, 
Rensselaer County, N. Y., and from there came to Spafford, 
where he died after 1840. His children were : Christopher, 
born 1794, died 1867, in Warren County, Pa., married Eliza- 
beth NewTnan ; Henry, born April 16, 1796, died in Spafford, 
April 6, 1879, age 83 years, married Anna Maria Coon in 
Marcellus April 7, 1831, she was born in Marcellus October 
10, 1813, and died in Spafford in 1874; Joel, bom August 4, 
1799, married Nancy Frink, daughter of George and Nancy 
(Burdick) Frink, August 24, 1826. He was a Seventh Day 
Baptist Preacher, he had three children, of whom Albert C. 
only survives, he married Caroline F. Meyer and resides in 
Mosiertown, Pa. ; John, married Lucy Stoddard, and resided 
in Spafford. He is now deceased and his wife has since 
married twice and resides in Georgetown, N. Y. He had 
three children : Henry A., Philo, and Hannah ; Amon, died 
in 1868, married Eunice Belknap, and lived at Eagle, 
Warren County, Pa.; Esther, married Samuel W. B. San- 
ford, and lived at Sanford, Pa.; Mary, married Seneca 
Stevens and lived in Michigan ; and Electa, married Horton 
Applebee. 

Henry Green, second son of John and Mary (Hill) Green, 
born in Hoosick, N. Y., by his wife, Anna Maria Coon, had 
the following children:, bom in Spafford: Albert, born 
August 11, 1832, died in Skaneateles and buried in Spafford, 
married. Melissa Wheeler in Scott, N. Y., December 3, 1852 ; 
Alexander, born December 15, 1833, married in Scott, 
Matilda Rounds, daughter of Russel and Lydia (Harring- 
ton), Rounds, blacksmith, resided in Spafford (dead); 
George W. M., born April 17, 1835, married Persis Hazzard 
at Great Bend, Pa., resides in Pennsylvania ; Mary A., bom 



112 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

June 12, 1836, died in Otisco, January 20, 1861, married 
Erastus GrifRn in Auburn, N. Y., November, 1855; Henry 
M., born July 6, 1839, married June 2, 1864, in Preble, 
N. Y., Phidelia Riggals, resides in Spafford ; Lucy M., born 
September 7, 1840, married (1) in Auburn, May 24, 1869, 
George Hinds, (2) Charles H. Sweet, resides in Carthage, 
Mo.; Martha L., bom April 3, 1842, ; Rhoda A., bom Novem- 
ber 30, 1844, unmarried, resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Ben- 
jamin S. born March 5, 1846, died March 22, 1847; Caro- 
line, born April 18, 1847, married in Syracuse, N. Y., 
October 20, 1869, Devillo Norton, son of Sejnnour and Sally 
(Lyman) Norton, resides in Spafford; Frances, bom Janu- 
ary 12, 1849, married George Springer, resides in Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; Orlando M., born January 18, 1851, died May 16, 
1874, in Spafford; and Helen, bom June 18, 1853, married 
William Dennis, resides in Auburn, N. Y. Henry Green 
and his wife are supposed to have been buried in Spafford 
Cemetery. (No stone.) 

(Stanton Yard.) 
Albert Green, (son of Henry and Anna Maria (Coon) 
Green) . Died March 28, 1878, age 45 years, 7 months. 
" There is rest in Heaven." 
(He married in Scott, N. Y., December 3, 1852, Melissa 
Wheeler.) 

(Spafford.) 
Orlando M. Green, (son of Henry and Anna Maria (Coon) 
Green). Died May 16, 1874, age 23 years, 4 months, 5 
days. 

" Around my bed stood those that wept. 
And sighed to part with one so dear, 
But he in Jesus gently sleeps 

Without a groan, without a fear." 



(Spafford.) 



GOLDEN. 



William, son of J and Lucy C. Golden. Died 

June 18, 1837, age 1 year, 10 months. 

(Spafford.) 
Abigail (Gale), wife of William Golden. Died February 
12, 1840, age 33 years, 5 months, 4 days. 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 113 

Albert, son of William and Abigail Golden. Died March 
30, 1835. age 10 years, 9 months, 15 days. 

(Borodino.) 

GOODRICH. 

Jane R., daughter of Richard C. and Christie Ann (Rob-" 
ertson), Goodrich. Died November 2, 1843, age 6 years, 
7 months, 11 days. 

(Richard C. Goodrich, married Christie Ann Robertson, 
daughter of James and Isabel (Eadie) Robertson. After 
the decease of Richard C. Goodrich, his wife married Daniel 
Lyon of Otisco, N. Y., as his second wife. Mr. Lyon and 
his wife Christie are both now deceased, and buried in 
Otisco.) 

(Spafford.) 

GOODWIN. 

Louis Goodwin. Died June 16, 1856, age 42 years. 

(He came to Cold Brook from Columbia County, N. Y., 
but was born in Germany. He married Julania Smith, 
daughter of Lemuel D. and Polly (Seeley) Smith, and grand- 
daughter of Samuel G. and Ada (Fowler) Seeley.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

GORDON. 

Alexander Gordon. Died October 3, 1885, age 63 years. 

(He married Matilda Wallace, a sister of John Wallace; 
they were all born in Ireland. In his will dated June 6, 
1885, and probated November 18, 1885, he mentions his 
wife Matilda Gordon, and the following children : Eliza J., 
married Lyman C. Bennett, son of Stephen and Waity 
(Hill) Bennett; William J., married Ella Mason, daughter 
of Elbridge Mason; Wallace, (dead), married Helen Nor- 
ton, daughter of Erastus and Mary (Isdell) Norton; Car- 
son; and Emmett Gordon, married Florence Patten, 
daughter of George A. Patten, resides in Borodino, N. Y. 

(Borodino.) 

Matilda Wallace, wife of Alexander Gordon. 

(She was living in 1898 with her daughter, Mrs. Bennett, 
in Spafford. Died in 1900.) 

(Borodino.) 



114 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

GROVE. 

Reuben Grove. Died January 28, 1860, age 25 years, 1 
month, 24 days. 

(Borodino.) 

GREGORY. 

John T. Gregory.Bom at Ashton, Somerset, England. 
Died at Skaneateles April 4, 1882, age 82 years. 

" My dust returns to dust, all for the best, 
My soul will go to God and be at rest." 
(He married Maria Caruthers, widow of Thomas Car- 
uthers.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Maria, wife of John T. Gregory, and former wife of 

Thomas Caruthers. Died February 17, 1885, age 84 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

GRIFFIN. 

Infant son of Erastus and Lilly (Craig) Griffin. Died 
January 1, 1889, age 11 weeks. 

(Erastus Griffin married Lilly Craig, daughter of William 
H. and Phebe A. (Brown) (Craig.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

GRINNELL. 

Isaiah Grinnel. Died January 19, 1861, age 88 years. 

(He resided on Lot 13, Sempronius, where he settled be- 
fore 1824. He married Jane Crane, probably a sister of 
Stephen Crane, and by her had: John, married and lived 
in Orleans County, N. Y. ; Eliza, also married and lived in 
Orleans County, N. Y.; Seymour, married Elizabeth Bab- 
cock, daughter of John and Betsey (Bulfinch) Babcock; 
Ansel, married (1) Asenath Bennett, and (2) Emeline A. 

Kinyon, widow of Joseph Monk; , married John 

Gale, Jr., son of John and Martha Gale ; and , 

married Jane (widow) , died March 24, 1866, age 89 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Jane (Crane), wife of Isaiah Grinnell. Died May 24, 
1866, age 89 years. 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES HI 

Seymour Grinnell, son of Isaiah and Jane (Crane) 
Grinnell. Died November 24, 1887, age 74 years. (No 
stone.) 

(By his wife, Elizabeth Babcock, he had three children.) 

(Borodino.) 

Elizabeth (Babcock), wife of Seymour Grinnell. Died 
at Scott, N. Y., September 28, 1891, age 77 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Ansel Grinnell, son of Isaiah and Jane (Crane) Grinnell. 
Died January 25, 1889, age 72 years. (No stone.) 

(He married (1) Asenath Bennett, of Spafford Hollow, 
and (2) Emeline A. Kinyon, widow of Joseph Monk. In the 
application for Letters of Administration upon his estate, 
made by his widow, Emeline A. Grinnell, dated November 
12, 1889, she mentions the following children : George Riley, 

married Lucinda , she died at Scott, N. Y., June 

6, 1886, buried in Borodino Cemetery (no stone) , he resides 
in Scott, N. Y.; Eliza Ann, married Adelbert C. Stanton, 
resides in Spafford, N. Y.; and Mary L., married George 
Emmons, resides in LaFayette, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

Asenath (Bennett), wife of Ansel Grinnell. Died 
October 10, 1862, age 44 years, 10 months, 22 days. 

(Borodino.) 

Mary Jane, daughter of Ansel and Asenath (Bennett). 
Died November 9, 1857, age 1 year, 1 month. 

(Borodino.) 

GROUT. 

Abigail Hudson was born October 15, 1753. Was married 
to John Grout, October 15, 1770. Was married to William 
Clark, October 4, 1780. Died December 17, at 4 o'clock 
A. M., 1820. Age 67 years, 2 months, 2 days. 
" God my redeemer lives and often from the skies 
Looks down and watches all my dust 'till he shall bid it rise." 

(Spafford.) 

Adeline M., daughter of John and Elizabeth (Clark) 
Grout. Died September 17, 1836, age 19 years, 2 months, 
12 days. 

(John Grout bom June 14, 1776, came to Spafford before 
1819, and settled on Lot 21, Tully; by his wife, Elizabeth 



116 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Clark, born May 27, 1781, he had the following children: 
Joel H., born October 29, 1808, married Lucretia Roundy, 
daughter of Daniel and Laura (Hoyt) Roundy; Sylvanus 
N., born September 28, 1806, married (1) Julania Stanton, 
daughter of Benjamin and Amy (Perkins) Stanton, and 
(2) Elizabeth Brown of Scott, N. Y., sister of his brother 
John's wife; John, bom October 13, 1831, married Sarah M. 
Brown, born August 14, 1831, of Scott, N. Y., they are both 
deceased. (In the petition for Letters of Administration 
upon his estate, dated June 12, 1891, the following children 
are m.entioned: Helen, married Martin J. Boutell, son of 
Samuel and Catherine (Williamson) Boutell, resides in 
Syracuse, N. Y., Lyra E. Russell, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, 
John J. Grout, of Roch Rapids, Iowa, and Ernest Eugene 
Grout) ; Caroline E., born February 12, 1814, married 
Thomas B, Anderson; and Adeline M., born July 5, 1817, 
died Sept. 17, 1836.) 

(Spafford.) 

Joel H. Grout, (son of John and Elizabeth (Clark) 
Grout.) Died February 16, 1858, age 49 years, 3 months, 
18 days. 

(By his wife, Lucretia Roundy, he had two daughters: 
Adeline and Laura, both married and residing in Illinois. 
His wife also moved to Evanston, Illinois, after his decease, 
and died there in 1895.) 

(Spafford.) 

Julania (Stanton), wife of Sylvanus N. Grout. Died 
March 9, 1849, age 34 years, 8 months. 

(Spafford.) 

Celia, daughter of Sylvanus N., and Julania (Stanton) 
Grout. Died October 3, 1844, age 2 years, 8 months, 15 
days. 

(Spafford.) 

Helen M., daughter of Sylvanus N. and Julania (Stanton) 
Grout. Died June 15, 1836, age 8 months, 1 day. 

(Spafford.) 

Edwin, son of Sylvanus N. and Julania (Stonton) Grout. 
Died March 1, 1844, age 3 days. 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 117 

James, son of Eebnezer and Polly (Perkins) Grout. 
Died January 4, 1823, age 3 years, 2 months. 
" Let parents warning take 
And not of a child an idol make." 
(Ebenezer Grout was a brother of John Grout, who 
married Elizabeth Clark.) 

(Spafford.) 

GUTSELL. 

Charles M., died September 11, 1861, age 2 years, 10 
months, 17 days. 

Milo J., died September 10, 1861, age 1 year, 3 months, 
10 days. 

Children of James and Maria (Jacobs) Gutsell. 
" Our Little Ones." 
" Lovely and pleasant in their lives ; 
And in their death they were not divided." 
(James Gutsell was a minister ; he married Maria Jacobs, 
daughter of Elias and Betsey G. Jacobs.) 

(Spafford.) 

HALL. 

Hannah (Wilcox), wife of Simeon Hall. Died July 20, 
1838, age 52 years.) 

(Simeon Hall's wife was a sister of Mrs. Rathbone 
Barber. Mr. Hall lived on the lower lake road, on Lot 31, 
Sempronius, just north of Rathbone Barber. He was not 
related, so far as known, to the Samuel Hall family living 
east of him. Among his children were: Alzina, married 
Darius Plumer; and Sophia, married Solomon Burdick.) 

(Spafford.) 

Asa Hall, (son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Macumber) 
Hall.) Died February 11, 1882, age 70 years, 14 days. 

(Samuel and Elizabeth (Macumber) Hall were Rhode 
Island Quakers, and came to Sempronius from Mayfield, 
N. Y., where their son, Asa, was born, in 1818. Rufus Hall, 
the father of Samuel, probably was born of Samuel and 
Dinah Hall, in Exeter, R. L, June 8, 1744. He married 
Anna Hoxsie. His son Samuel, born May 10, 1772, and 
died January 24, 1846, married February 23, 1797, Eliza- 
beth Macumber, born February 17, 1772, died September 



118 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

13, 1853, and by her had the following children : Anna, bom 
December 29, 1797, died April 28, 1818 ; David, born April 
7, 1799, died December 12, 1829, married Juliette Knight, 
September 29, 1824 ; Silas, bom October 4, 1800 died August 
22, 1804; Mercy, bora June 22, 1802, died unmarried Nov- 
ember 2, 1871, buried Spafford Cemetery ; Lydia, born Jan- 
uary 25, 1804, died September 25, 1875, married John Rich- 
ardson September 28, 1828; Hannah, bora November 27, 
1805, died January 2, 1875, married Reuben S. Palmer, 
November 29, 1834; Rufus, bora January 10, 1808, died 
June 1, 18 — , married Clarissa Belknap, January 6, 1833; 
Daniel, bora October 2, 1809, died June 20, 1811 ; Asa, bom 
January 28, 1812, died February 11, 1882, married Laura 
Ann Babcock, November 16, 1834, and Elihu, born January 
30, 1814, died February 12, 1814. 

Asa Hall,. son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Macumber) Hall, 
married Laura Ann Babcock, daughter of John, Jr. and 
Nancy (Stoddard) Babcock, and by her had: Philetus, of 
Sempronius, N. Y. ; Arthur F., married Clarissa A. Ripley, 
daughter of John L. and Clarissa (Loss) Ripley, October 6, 
1869, resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; N. Elizabeth, married Jona- 
than D. Ripley, son of John L. and Clarissa (Loss) Ripley, 
she died November 13, 1866, and left two children : Arthur, 
and Lillian; and Julius J., died November 17, 1845. Asa 
Hall was a miller by occupation, and attended the Baptist 
Church at Thorn Hill, where his wife was a member.) 

(Spafford.) 

Laura Ann Babcock, wife of Asa Hall. Died September 

30, 1845, age 27 years, 7 months, 3 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Julius J., son of Asa and Laura Ann (Babcock) Hall. 
Died November 17, 1845, age 2 years, 5 months, 27 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Mercy Hall, (daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Macum- 
ber) Hall. Died November 7, 1871, age 69 years, 4 months, 
10 days. 

" Asleep in Jesus." 

(Spafford.) 

James T., son of Nicholas and Lydia Hall. Died January 

31, 1832, age 3 years, 13 days. 



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" Adieu my sweet and precious babe, 
I give thee back to God. 
With flowers I'll deck thy early grave." 

(Spafford.) 

HAIGHT. 

Rhoda F., daughter of Mott and Mary Haight. Died 
March 17, 1840, age 5 months. 

(Mott Haight was a teacher. He had a brother, William 
Haight, who died in Skaneateles, N. Y., about 1884, and on 
account of the death of his only child, Arthur Haight, prior 
to his decease, it was necessary in probating his will, in 
1884, to cite all his collateral kinsmen, who were at that 
time as follows: (1) Children of his deceased brother, 
James Haight: John Haight of Johnstown, Rock County, 
Wis.; Lindley D. Haight, of Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa; (2) children of his deceased brother, Mott Haight: 
Arthur M. Haight, of Parma, Jackson Co., Michigan; (3) 
children of his deceased brother, Titus Haight: Hannah 
V/anzer, of Austin, Cook County, 111. ; Sarah W. Cornell, of 
Appleton, OutagamJe County, Wis.; Mary J. Haight, of 
Mandana, Onondaga County, N. Y. ; Catherine J. Irish, of 
Mandana, Onondaga County, N. Y. ; Henry J. Haight, mar- 
ried Eudora Colton, daughter of Alanson and Charity (Ide) 
Colton, resides in Borodina, N. Y. ; and Francis E. and 
Egbert Cornell, children of Elizabeth S., deceased daughter 
of Titus Haight, who married Francis E. Cornell, her chil- 
dren then resided with their father at Verbank, Dutchess 
County, N. Y. ; (4) Children of his deceased brother, John 
S. Haight: Charles H. Haight, of Sycamore, DeKalb Co., 
111. ; Edgar Haight, of Sycamore, DeKalb County, 111. ; Char- 
lotte M. Bockes, wife of Dennis Bockes of Skaneateles, 
N, Y. ; (5) Children of his deceased brother, Zebulon 
Haight: Anna Haight, of Salina, Salina County, Kansas; 
Lewis Haight, of Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas; 
Amy Arnold, of Stanfordville, Dutchess County, N. Y. ; 
Maria Duell, of Stanfordville, Dutchess County, N. Y.; 
Phoebe Jane Griffin, of Clinton Comers, Dutchess County, 
N. Y. ; Esther Alley, of La Grangerville, Dutchess County, 
N. Y. ; Charlotte A. Underbill, of Croton Landing, West- 
chester County, N. Y. (6) Children of his deceased sister, 
Anna M. Sutton : Silas H. Sutton, of Breckenridge, Summit 



120 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

County, Colorado ; George H. Sutton, of Maple City, Cawley 
County, Kansas; Melissa Sutton, of Coffin's Summit, Dut- 
chess County, N. Y. ; Sarah E. Gardner, of West 45th Street, 
New York City. (7) Children of his deceased brother, 
Enoch Haight: Charles B. Haight, of Owosso, Shiawassee 
County, Mich. ; and Charles Ripp, Alice I. Fenton, both of 
Chicago, Illinois, and Charles W. Kipp, of Clay Center, Clay 
County, Kansas, children of Mary Kipp, deceased daughter 
of Enoch Haight, deceased.) 

(Borodino.) 
Ernest C. Haight, (son of Henry I, and Eudora (Colton) 
Haight) . Died January 15, 1887, age 11 years. 

(Henry I. Haight was a son of Titus Haight; his son, 
Ernest C, was killed by accident.) 

(Borodino.) 

HAMILTON. 

Lydia C, wife of John Hamilton. Died June 28, 1852, in 
her 53rd year. 

(Borodino.) 

HARMON. 

Joseph Harmon. Died April 23, 1892, age 73 years. 

(He came to this town from Sempronius, Cayuga County, 
N. Y., and married (1) Mary Jane Williamson, daughter of 
Cornelius and Eliza (Ostrander) Williamson, and (2) 
Mary Jane Rajnuond, daughter of Nathan and Maria (Wil- 
liamson) Raymond, and niece of his first wife. He left no 
issue surviving him, his only child, by his first wife, Jennie, 
died in 1865. His will, dated December 25, 1883, and pro- 
bated July 13, 1892, and the petition for its probate men- 
tions his wife, Mary Jane Harmon, no children, but the fol- 
lowing next of kin: Elizabeth Burdick (sister), of Homer, 
N. Y. ; Orrin S. Harmon, (brother), of Forrestville, Chau- 
tauqua County, N. Y. ; Lorinda Case (sister) , of Sempron- 
ius, Cayuga County, N. Y. ; Edwin L. Harmon (bother), of 
Moravia, Cayuga County, N. Y.; Mary Van Schoick (sister) 
of Greenwood, Steuben County, N. Y. ; Maria Graham and 
William B. Harmon, (daughter and son of Alexander Har- 
mon, deceased brother), both of Sempronius, Cayuga 
County, N. Y. ; Morris G. Craft, (son of Almira Craft, 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 12l 

deceased sister) , of Homer, N. Y., and Frank Harmon, (son 
of Franklin Harmon, deceased brother), of Buffalo, N. Y. 
At the time of his decease Mr. Harmon resided on Lot 31, 
Tully, on the Skaneateles and Homer road, just south of 
Spafford Corners — Russel M. Burdick farm.) 

(Spafford.) 
Mary Jane (WilHamson), wife of Joseph Harmon. Died 
February 17, 1879, age 53 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Mary Jane (Raym.ond) , wife of Joseph Harmon. 
(Living in 1898.) 

(Spafford.) 
Our Jennie, only child of Joseph and Mary Jane (William- 
son) Harmon. Died March 16, 1865, age 9 years, 6 months. 
" Of such is the kingdom of Heaven." 

(Spafford.) 

HARRINGTON. 

John Harrington. Died September 15, 1869, age 76 
years, 7 months, 4 days. 

(John Harrington came to this town from Foster, R. I., 
(where he was born), with his wife Catherine, and settled 
east of Skaneateles Lake, on Lot 41, Tully. His children by 
his wife Catherine were: Catherine, married her cousin, 
Whipple Harrington, who died in Homer, N. Y. ; Jenks, 
married Lydia Johnson, he died near Oneida Lake; Lydia, 
married Russel Rounds, he is dead and she is living in 1898, 
with her son-in-law, John Odell, in Spafford, N. Y. ; Cary, 
married widow Martha Barker, both dead, reputed son, 
Marion Harrington, inherited his estate; Sally, married 
Hiram Coon, moved to Michigan ; Paulina, married Simeon 
Morris, son of Samuel and Jane Springer Morris; Polly, 
married Simeon Morris, son of Samuel and Jane Springer 
Morris, as his second wife; a son, drowned in Skaneateles 
Lake ; and Phebe, married Truman Worden, both dead, and 
buried in this cemetery.) 

(Spafford.) 

Catherine, wife of John Harrington. Died September 23, 
1867, age 78 years, 8 months, 28 days. 

" Gone but not forgotten." 

(Spafford.) 



122 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Gary Harrington, (son of John and Catherine Harring- 
ton). Died October 23, 1884, age 64 years, 1 month, 2 
days. 

(His wife, Martha Barker, was buried at Watkins, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

Stanley D. Harrington, (son of Alfred G. and Vestelina 
E. (Woodworth) Harrington). Bom November 23, 1869, 
died November 25, 1892. 
" A model Christian son, brother and friend. 
Industrious, economical, charitable and affectionate, 
Courageous in doing right, intelligence lighted his 
Path to duty, which he saw in serving God and Humanity. 
He has gone to his Saviour in whom he trusted, 
And left none but pleasant memories of 
His earthly probation. Requiem in pace, 
O ! optome filie." 

( Jenks Harrington, (son of John and Catherine Harring- 
ton) , by his wife Lydia Johnson, had the following children : 
Alfred G., married Vestelina E. Woodworth, daughter of 
Joel C. and Sarah (Eadie) ) Woodworth; Clarissa, married 
Alfred Hitchcock, dead; Sidney, married Phebe Clark, 
daughter of Thomas Clark, he died in Cortland, N. Y. ; Rens- 
selaer, died unmarried ; Oscar, married in Canastota, N. Y. ; 
Almira, married Mr. Hopkins, her husband is dead and she 
resides in Cortland, N. Y. ; Norman Manuel, name of wife 
unknown; Emily, married Samuel Morris, son of Simeon 
Morris, resides in Homer, N. Y. 

Prof. Alfred G. Harrington, (son of Jenks and Lydia 
< Johnson) Harrington), by his wife Vestelina E. Wood- 
worth, had the following children: Lettie, married Amos 
Maxson as his second wife, resides in Scott, N. Y. ; Howard, 
resides in Spafford, unmarried ; Marius, married Orra Max- 
son, daughter of Amos and Lodema (Barber) Maxson; 
Lilly, resides in Spafford, unmarried ; Irving, married Lina 
Cleveland, daughter of John and Caroline (Doty) Cleve- 
land, resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Stanley D., died in 1892; 
William, resides in Spafford, unmarried ; Harrold, resides in 
Spafford, unmarried; Howard, died in 1868; Adelbert, 
resides in Spafford, unmarried; Alice, married George 
Brown, of Cortland, N. Y. ; and Adelle, resides in Cortland, 
unmarried. Professor Harrington was a man of fine edu- 
cation, and for many years a successful teacher in the 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 123 

schools of this State. For a few years last past, he has 
been living on a farm in this town, supplementing his labors 
on the farm with literary work, for which he has a strong 
predilection. The Professor has been honored with the 
degree of Master of Arts.) 

(Spafford.) 

A John Harrington, (not related to above family) at an 
early date resided on the Col. Jenney Farm (1899) Lot 32, 
Sempronius, he moved to Michigan; wife, Julia M. 

Howard Harrington, (son of Alfred G. and Vestelina E. 
(Woodworth) Harrington) . Bom February 15, 1859, died 
February 23, 1868. 

(Spafford.) 

Horatio, son of Aimer S. and Arminda Harrington. A 
member of Company " D," 122d Regt., N. Y. V. Killed in 
Battle of Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1864, age 22 years. 
" My Country called me." 

(Aimer S. Harrington and his wife, Arminda, came to 
this town from Brookfield, Madison County, N. Y., about 
1850, and settled on Lots 11 and 12, Sempronius; he after- 
wards resided on Lot 76, Marcellus, north of Borodino.) 

(Borodino.) 

HARRIS. 

William Harris. Died May 17, 1842, age 54 years, 2 
months, 25 days. 

(He married Nancy Davis, daughter of Elias and Free- 
love Davis, and by her had: Julania, married Rathbone 
Barber, Jr., son of Rathbone and Robe (Wilcox) Barber, 
dead; Phebe D., married John C. Tinkham, son of Russel 
and Mary (Cook) Tinkham, dead; Jane, married her 
brother-in-law, John C. Tinkham, as his second wife, dead ; 
and Mary, married Fred Hoover of Auburn, N. Y.) 

(Davis Yard.) 

Mary Flaurence, daughter of Rev. I. and Mary H. Harris. 
Died November 6, 1861, age 2 years, 10 months. 
" Gone to live with Jesus." 

" She sang sweetly here, she sings sweetly in Heaven." 

(The Rev. Mr. Harris came to this town from Munroe 
County, N. Y., and after a short stay, moved away.) 

(Borodino.) 



124 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

HARVEY. 

Medad Harvey. Born June 3, 1771, died December 16, 
1845. 

(Medad Harvey come to this town from Fort Ann, Vt., 
about 1800, and settled on Lot 76, Marcellus, where he 
remained until the time of his decease. His wife was Anar 
Buell, by whom he had the following children : Paul, mai- 
ried Sally Hiscock, daughter of James and Elizabeth His- 
cock, he died at Thorn Hill, N. Y. ; Lucinda, married Cj^rus 
Smith, son of Job and Elizabeth (Keeler) Smith, she died in 
Chautauqua County, N. Y. ; Samuel, married Mary Reed, 
he died in Cattaraugus County, N. Y. ; Sally, married 
Ensign Austin, she died in Skaneateles, N. Y. ; Harriet, 
married Sedgv/ick Austin, she died in Sennett, Cayuga 
• County, N. Y. ; John, married Theda Reed, he died in Cattar- 
augus County, N. Y. ; Rhoda, married Jared Smith, she died 
in Skaneateles, N. Y. ; Electa, married Henry Vary (brother 
of Charles) , she died in Skaneateles, N. Y. ; Leonard, mar- 
ried (1) Jane A. Rathbone, daughter of James and Mar- 
garet (Ashley) Rathbone, and (2) , he 

died in Illinois; Isabel, unmarried, (1898), living in Chi- 
cago, 111. ; Dorwin, married Jane Anthony, daughter of Isaac 
and Pamelia (Phelps) Anthony, he died in Chicago, 111.; 
and Medad, married Ann Van Atten, died in Illinois.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Anar (Buell) Harvey, (wife of Medad Harvey). Born 
June 24, 1775, died September 8, 1858. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Paul Harvey, (son of Medad and Anar (Buell) Harvey). 
Died August 22, 1852, age 53 years. 

(Paul Harvey was born at Fort Ann, Vt., and came to 
this town, (Marcellus end), with his parents. He married 
Sally Hiscock, daughter of James and Elizabeth Hiscock, 
and by her had the following children : Anna, married Seeley 
Strong, she died in Ellery, Chautauqua County, N. Y.; 
Adeline, she died unmarried at Thorn Hill, N. Y.; Alfred, 
married Elsina Patterson, daughter of Volney and Susanna 
(Green) Patterson, he resides Ellery, Chautauqua County, 
N. Y. ; Eleanor, married Nelson Hillebert, son of John C. 
and Elizabeth (Berry) Hillebert, (1898) residing in Social- 
ity, Cattaraugus County, N. Y. ; Job, married Chloe Ann 
Mason, daughter of Asa and Anna (Shelden) Mason„ 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 1 25 

December 27, 1849, he died at Borodino, N. Y., March 25, 
1900, burial in Borodino Cemetery; Mark, married (1) Hen- 
rietta Colton, daug-hter of Alanson and Charity (Ide) Col- 
ton, and (2) Mary A. Unckless, daughter of John and Mary 
A. (Snook) Unckless, (he has a son, Frank Harvey, resid- 
ing at Thorn Hill), he resides at Borodino, N. Y. ; Harriet 
E., married Darius S. Mason, December 26, 1849, son of 
Asa and Anna (Shelden) Mason, she is now deceased; and 
Mary, married Samuel Ackles, resides at Thorn Hill, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Sally (Hiscock), wife of Paul Harvey. Died August 3, 
1879, age 83 years. 

(She was born in the town of Augusta, Madison County, 
N. Y., and came to this town with her parents, James and 
Elizabeth Hiscock, from her native place, about 1812, and 
resided with them, (until her marriage), on Lot 69, Mra- 
cellus. She was married to Mr. Harvey in this town. It 
is claimed that her father was a Soldier of the Revolution.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Adaline Harvey, (daughter of Paul and Sally (Hiscock) 
Harvey. Died April 4, 1895, age 79 years. 

(She died unmarried. In her will, dated May 11, 1893, 
probated June 11, 1895, she mentions: Frank Harvey, son 
of her brother, Mark Harvey; and W. Harry Ackles, and 
Grace Mills, wife of Frank B. Mills, children of her sister, 
Mary Ackles, wife of Samuel Ackles, all residing at Thorn 
Hill, N. Y. In the petition for probate, the following 
brothers and sisters were mentioned as heirs at law and 
next of kin : Job Harvey, Mark Harvey and Mary Ackles, of 
Spafford, N. Y., Anna Strong of Jamestown, N. Y. ; Alfred 
Harvey of St. Clairville, Chautauqua County, N. Y., and 
Eleanor Hillebert of Dayton, Cattaraugus County, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Jane A. (Rathbone) Harvey, consort of Leonard Harvey. 
Died October 16, 1833, age 24 years. 

(Leonard Harvey, son of Medad and Anar (Buell) 
Harvey, married a second wife in Illoinois.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Mark Harvey, (son of Paul and Sally (Hiscock) Harvey). 
Born August 6, 1832, (living in Borodino in 1899.) 

(Borodino.) 



126 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Henrietta Colton, wife of Mark Harvey. Bom November 
30, 1836, died June 15, 1888. 

(Borodino.) 
Mary Ann Unckless, second wife of Mark Harvey. Bom 
July 31, 1841. (She was living in 1899.) 

(Borodino.) 
Paul A. Harvey, (son of Mark and Henrietta (Colton) 
Harvey) . Bom June 11, 1871, died March 21, 1891. 
" Trusting that all be well." 

(Borodino.) 
Harry J. Harvey, (son of Mark and Henrietta (Colton) 
Harvey). Bom December 22, 1869, died March 15, 1891. 
" To die is gain." 

(Borodino.) 

Jessie, daughter of Frank and Josie A. Harvey. 

Died January 6, 1887, age 2 years, 11 months, 15 days. 

(Frank Harvey, son of Mark and Henrietta (Colton) 
Harvey, married Josie A, 

(Borodino.) 

HAY. 

Bethany Hay, (daughter of Henry and Bathsheba (Sat- 
terly) Hay. Who departed this life March 15, 1832, in her 
12th year. 

** God calls and I must go 
And leave all fleeting earthly things below." 
(Henry Hay lived on the Samuel Gale place, on the Skan- 
eateles and Homer road, next to the county line on lot 42, 
Tully. He moved from Spafford in the Spring of 1835.) 

(Spafford.) 

HAYES. 

Maria S., daughter of Erastus and Irena Hayes. Died 
May 13. 1829, age 20 years, 7 months, 9 days. 
" She is forever gone from things below, 
Gone from a world where sorrow grows. 
Gone to a world of joy and rest. 
To dwell forever with the happy blest." 

(Thom Hill.) 

Hosea Horace Briggs, son of Erastus and Irena Hayes. 

Died September 3, 1828, age 15 years, 5 months, 11 days. 



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(He was accidentally killed. Erastus Hayes first settled 
on the east part of lot 89, Marcellus, April 11, 1825, moved 
from there to lot 22, Tully, February 12, 1835, and from 
thence went West about 1850, with his only surviving child 
and son, Hiram W. Hayes. Erastus Hayes originally came 
from Otsego County, N. Y., and settled on Lot 50, Homer, 
N. Y., in 1807, and from there to the Marcellus end of this 
town, as above stated, in 1825. 

Hiram W. Hayes, son of Erastus and Irena Hayes, mar- 
ried Almeda Tinkham, daughter of Daniel and Adah (Wind- 
sor) Tinkham, and by her had: Cynthia Maria, married 
Orphaniel Bessey, she died in Spafford, leaving no issue; 
Briggs, married Mary McCormack, he died in Michigan; 
Candace, married Dana Root, husband dead, and she now 
residing in Quincy, Mich, (four children) ; Calvin, married 
(1) Calista Ripley, daughter of John L. and Clarissa (Loss) 
Ripley, and (2) out West, he is now (1899) residing in 
Pomona, California; Olive, died unmarried in Spafford, 
N. Y., and Arzena, married a Mr. Slocum, and died in 
Michigan. Hiram W. Hayes was in 1898 residing with his 
son Calvin, in Pomona, California.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

HAYFORD. 

Mercy, wife of John Hayford. Died January 10, 1849, 
in her 82nd year. 

(Borodino.) 

Benjamin Hayford. Born in 1812, died in 1887. 

(He married (1) Elizabeth French, daughter of Titus 
and Elizabeth French, (2) Mercy French, sister of his first 
wife, and (3) Lottie M. Baker. In the application for 
Letters of Administration by Orrin I. Hayford, his son, of 
Borodino, N. Y., filed March 31, 1887, mention is made of 
Lottie (Loretta) M. Hayford, his widow (since deceased), 
and of the following children : Orrin I. Hayford, of Boro- 
dino, N. Y. ; Annette L. Harrington, of Berren Springs, 
Mich.; William Francis Hayfrod, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 
Eliza J. Quick, wife of Charles B. Quick, of Borodino, N. Y. ; 
and Cyrus Duane Hayford, born October 18, 1840, (by 
second wife), married Mary Schoonmaker, daughter of 
Moses and Sarah (Barker) Schoonmaker, resides in Tully, 



128 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

N. Y. Cyrus D. Hayford had two children: Blanche and 
Alice M. Hayford. Blanche is now deceased.) 

(Borodino.) 
Elizabeth (French), wife of Benjamin Hayford. Bom 
in 1812, died in 1846. 

(Borodino.). 
Mercy (French), wife of Benjamin Hayford. Born in 
1822, died in 1858. 

(Borodino.) 
Lottie M. (Baker), wife of Benjamin Hayford. Died 
August 5, 1895, age 66 years. 

(Borodino.) 
William Hayford.. Died at Borodino. 
(He married Asenath French.) 

(Borodino.) 

HAVENS. 

(Borodino.) 

Ebenezer Havens, son of Daniel W. and Abigail (Burling) 
Havens. Born March 23, 1803, died January 18, 1875. 

Daniel W. Havens was born in Washington County, R. I., 
about March 20, 1762, and settled in Scott Hollow, at the 
head of Skaneateles Lake. He was a shoemaker by occu- 
pation ; a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church, and 
was buried in the Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery at Scott, 
Cortland Co., N. Y. His wife, Abigail Burling, of German 
extraction, survived him about three years, and then died 
and was buried at the same place. Their children were: 
Abbie, married Joseph Cummings of Cortland County, 
N. Y. ; Whitman, enlisted in the War of 1812, nothing more 
of him ; Clark B., married Robey Barber, daughter of Rath- 
bone and Robe (Wilcox) Barber, both dead; Ebenezer, mar- 
ried Laura Pettis, daughter of Joseph Pettis; and Daniel, 
he also enlisted in the War of 1812, and never returned. 

Clark B. Havens, son of Daniel and Abigail (Burling) 
Havens, by his wife, Robey Barber, had the following chil- 
dren, all bom in SpafFord: Adelia, married Dr. Charles 
Merrell, formerly of Skaneateles, N. Y., now deceased; 
Hezekiah, married Daintha Oland, of Skaneateles, N. Y.; 
he was killed by a falling limb of a tree; Sally, married 
Stephen Randall, son of Stephen and Ruth Randall, she 
died and Randall married for a second wife Diantha Oland, 



STAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 129 

widow of Hezekiah Havens. Randall was finally drowned 
in Skaneateles Lake; Christina, married Jessey Pullman, 
son of John and Mabel (Pettis) Pullman; Annette, married 

, now deceased; twin of Annette, died 

young; and Elizabeth (" Betsey"), married Gordon Mason 
and moved to Illinois. Clark B. Havens married a second 
wife in Illinois, where he resided for a time before his 
decease, but by her had no issue. 

Ebenezer Havens, son of Daniel and Abigail (Burling) 
Havens, married Laura Pettis, March 9, 1825, on Randall's 
Point, on Skaneateles Lake, in the town of Spafford N. Y. 
By her he had the following children, all born in this town: 
Mary Jane, born July 29, 1827, married (1) James Apple- 
bee, and (2) William Bulfinch Allen, son of Sumner and 
Mary (Sherman) Allen, resides in Spafford, has one son by 
Allen: William B., Jr., married Mrs. Ann Thompson; 
Joseph, and Daniel, twins, born December 4, 1829, died 
young; Dwight, born July 13, 1830, married (1) Henrietta 
Ball, (2) Mary Willett, he starved to death in Danville Rebel 
Prison, N. C, in the War of 1861 ; Abigail E., born May 27, 
1832, married (1) Washington Morris, son of Samuel and 
Jane (Springer) Morris, dead, and (2) Samuel Allen; 
Nancy Maria, born March 11, 1837, married (1) Andrew 
NeAvman, and (2) John Jacob Volkart; Matilda A., bom 
December 25, 1838, married (1) Nathan Bond, and (2) 
Harvey Randall, son of Stephen and Ruth Randall, she 
resides in Wisconsin ; Lauretta E., born May 23, 1840, mar- 
ried Ichabod J. Wallace, son of William and Pamelia (Eddy) 
Wallace, her husband is dead, and she resides at Glen 
Haven, N. Y., had one son Morgan, married widow Flora B. 
Wallace, and died June 9, 1891; Cornelia, born December 
15, 1841, died young; and Ebenezer, born May 19, 1843, 
married Myra Bradford, March 17, 1879, resides at Glen 
Haven N. Y.) (No stone.) 

(Spafford.) 

Laura Pettis, wife of Ebenezer Havens. Born May 23, 
1805, died March, 1884. 

(She was a daughter of Joseph Pettis, and was born in 
Jefferson County, N. Y. She came to this town when a 
small child, and resided until her marriage on Randall's 
Point, on the east side of Skaneateles Lake. She and her 
husband, Ebenezer Havens, were two honest, upright, pure 



180 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

minded and good people, and were generally respectd. They 
were well known to the writer in his boyhood, and he 
treasures their memory with the warmest affection.) (No 
stone.) 

(Spafford.) 

HENRY. 

Phebe, wife of Alexander Henry. Died August 9, 1866, 
age 42 years, 2 months, 26 days. 

" Go home, dear friends, and dry your tears. 
For I must lie here until Jesus appears." 
(Alexander Henry married for a second wife Harriet 
Anthony, sister of George H.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

HIBBARD. 

Jane (Brown), wife of James Hibbard, and daughter of 
Jacob and Deborah (Morris) Brown. Bom April 10, 1846, 
died May 24, 1876. 

(Spafford.) 

HIGBEY. 

Eugene A., son of William A. and Jane Higbey. Died 
July 23, 1842, age 11 months, 3 days. 

(Mr. Higbey also had a son John, and a daughter, Fidelia 
Higbey.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

HILL. 

John C. Hill. Died April 18, 1882, age 47 years. 
(He was bom in England. He had the following: 
George, married Nancy Randall, daughter of George Henry 

and Harriet (Knight) Randall ; , married 

Wilson Scribner ; , married Walter Moxsie, 

son of Charles Moxsie, and William B. Hill.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
William B. Hill, (son of John C. Hill). Died February 
28, 1889. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Mary A., wife of Edward Hill. Died February 15, 1869, 
age 18 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 131 

Ella J., daughter of Edward and Caroline Hill. Died 
May 21, 1881, age 6 years, 2 months. 

(Edward Hill was a brother of John C. Hill.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

James Hill, son of Alexander and Ann (Kinyon) Hill. 
Born June 19, 1828, died in 1892. 

(Alexander Hill married Ann Kinyon; they came from 
Cambridge, Washington County, N. Y., and settled first on 
the Vincent Farm, in the town of Scott, and afterwards on 
a farm on the Saneateles and Homer road, just south of the 
county line, in the town of Scott, Cortland County, N. Y. 
His wife died in Scott and was buried there ; after her death 
he returned to Cambridge, his native place, where he died 
and was buried. His children by his wife, Ann Kinyon, 
were: Patience, died unmarried and was buried in Scott, 
N. Y. ; William, moved to California, where he married and 
still (1898) resides; Ann, died unmarried and was buried in 
Scott; James, married Orphana Doty, daughter of Willard 
and Achsah (Bacon) Doty, no issue; Avaline, married 
Charles B. Lyon, son of David and Harriet (Arnold) Lyon, 
husband dead, and she resides in Spafford, no issue. Alex- 
ander had a brother, William Hill, who died in this to^vn.) 

(Spafford.) 

Orphana (Doty), wife of James Hill. Bom in Lems 
County, March 26, 1834, died May 31, 1898. (No stone.) 

(She was descended from Edward Doty, who came from 
England in the ship, " Mayflower," and settled at Plymouth, 
Mass., in the year 1620, as follows: Orphana, Willard, 
Warren, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, Edward Edward. She 
left no issue of her marriage with Mr. Hill. In her will, 
dated May 25, 1878, and probated June 21, 1898, she men- 
tions no husband or children, but the following next of kin : 
Warren Doty (brother), of Homer, N. Y. ; Abigail Eadie 
(sister) , of Spafford, N. Y. ; Caroline Cleveland (sister) , of 
Spafford, N. Y. ; Bertha Churchill (niece), of Onondaga 
Valley, N. Y. ; Mary Robinson, (niece) , of Spafford, N. Y. ; 
Floyd Harrington (grand nephew), of Spafford, N. Y. ; 
Job Harvey (executor but not related) , of Spafford, N. Y. ; 
Mary Norton (grand niece), of Homer, N. Y., and Nellie 
Barber (grand niece) , of Scott, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

William Hill. Died May 3, 1877, age 66 years. 



132 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(He was a brother of Alexander Hill, and came from 
Cambridge, Washington County, N. Y. He married the 
widow Mary Jane Cotteral, daughter of Michael Vincent of 
Scott, N. Y. Their children, all born in Spafford, were: 
Juila A., bom June 18, 1847, married Jerome Mason, son of 
Hiram and Maria (Green) Mason, resides at Thorn Hill, 
N. Y.; Alice A., bom January 19, 1852, married Jay C. 
Roundy, son of Uriah and Mary Ann (Tinkham) Roundy, 
she resides at Thorn Hill, N. Y. ; and Sarah M., bom July 
23, 1857, m-arried John Burns, son of Frank and Harriet M. 
(Streeter) Burns, resides at Borodino, N. Y.) 
Mary J. Vincent, died March 24, 1911, age 89. 

(Borodino.) 

HILLEBERT. 

John C. Hillebert. Died February 15, 1844, age 72 years, 
1 month, 24 days. 

(He married first Elizabeth Berry, sister of Jonathan 
Berry, and second Anna Phillips, (widow) , mother of Mrs. 
Dr. Isaac Morrell. In his will, dated December 28, 1843, 
and probated March 25, 1844, and in the petition for pro- 
bate, mention is m.ade of his widow: Anne Hillebert, of 
Spafford, N. Y., and his children : Elizabeth, married Elisha 
Newell, of Spafford, N. Y. ; Mary, married William B. Bax- 
ter, of Spafford, N. Y.; Charlotte, married Mr. Merritt of 
Spafford, N. Y. ; Sophia, married Zara Berry, of Spafford, 
N. Y. ; Jane, married John M. Weston, (brother of Edmund 
C. Weston), of Spafford, N. Y. ; Amelia Ann Hillebert, of 
Spafford, N. Y. ; John J., married Elizabeth Berry, daughter 
of Jonathan and Thankful Berry, of Ellery, Chautauqua 

County, N. Y. ; James M., married , of 

Chautauqua County, N. Y. ; Nelson, married (1) Emeline 
Peck, and (2) Eleanor Harvey, daughter of Paul and Sally 
(Hiscock) Harvey, of Chautauqua County, N. Y.; and 
Warren, who died at 27 years, unmarried.) 

(Borodino.) 

Elizabeth (Berry), wife of John C. Hillebert. Died Sep- 
tember 18, 1822, age 45 years, 4 months, 28 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Warren, son of John C. and Elizabeth (Berry) Hillebert. 
Died February 18, 1839, age 27 years, 5 months, 23 days. 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 133 

HINMAN. 

Wait Hinman was a threshing machine manufacturer, 
and resided in the Village of Borodino, where he purchased 
in 1829 ; he married Maria Albro, daughter of Stephen and 
Freelove Albro, (Stephen Albro was a Revolutionary sol- 
dier) and by her had the following children: Albert, 
married Clarissa Spaulding, daughter of George and Mary 
(Westgate) Spaulding, he died in Waterloo, N. Y. ; George, 
married Ruth Smith and died in Manlius, N. Y. ; Aaron, 
died when a young man, unmarried, in Syracuse, N. Y. ; 
John, residing in 1898 in Syracuse, N. Y., unmarried; and 
Harriet, married Jerry Woodmansee, and died in Tully, 
N. Y. 

George Hinman (son of Wait and Maria (Albro) Hin- 
man) by his wife, Ruth Smith, had the following children: 
Henry, married (1) Caroline Klein, (2) Rose Wealthy, and 
(3) Harriet Sheldon, daughter of Lansing and Emily A. 
(Ferris) Sheldon, he is an expressman, residing in Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. ; Frank, civil engineer, resides in Syracuse, 
N. Y., unmarried; and Anna, married (1) Irving Northrup, 
(2) Howard Penoyer, and (3) Frank Bower, resides in 
Syracuse, N. Y. 

Truman Hinman and his wife, Delia, came to the Mar- 
cellus end of the town before 1810, and for several years 
after that date resided on lot 76, Marcellus, near Willow 
Glen, and at one time owned the State's One Hundred 
Acres on that lot. How they are related to Wait Hinman, 
if at all, is not known. He sold out his interest on that lot 
about 1822. 

HINDS. 

Adin Hinds. Died September 16, 1833, age 42 years. 
" He died in the triumphs of faith. 
Through a crucified Redeemer." 

(Thorn Hill.) 
George L. Hinds, a member of the 149th Regt. N. Y. Vols. 
Inft. Died December 18, 1878, age 35 years. 

(He married Lucy Maria Green, daughter of Henry and 
Anna Maria (Coon) Green. After his decease his widow 
married Charles H. Sweet and moved to Missouri.) 

(Spafford.) 



134 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

HISCOCK. 

James Hiscock. Died February 24, 1834, age 75 years. 

He and his wife, Elizabeth Ann Cody, came to this town 
from Madison, Madison County, N. Y., in 1812, and settled 
on lot 69, Marcellus, they were the father and m.other of 
Sally Hiscock, who married Paul Harvey, son of Medad and 
Anar Buell Harvey. Job Harvey, grandson of James His- 
cock, claims he was a soldier of the Revolution. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Elizabeth, wife of James Hiscock. Died December 24, 
1827, age 73 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

HOLMES. 

John Holmes, (son of Samuel and Mercy Ann (Winsor) 
Holmes). Died July 8, 1846, age 62 years, 9 months, 26 
days. 

(Samuel Holmes, of the town of Scituate, in the County 
of Providence, R. I., married Elnathan Brown, of Cumber- 
land, R. I., at the latter place, August 15, 1751, and by her 
had the following children, recorded in Scituate: Molley, 
born November 2, 1752; Samuel, born November 17, 1754; 
and Margaret, born September 9, 1757. We have no record 
of other children, although there may have been others. 

Samuel Holmes, son of Samuel and Elnathan (Brown) 
Holmes, married at Smithfield, R. I., Mercy Ann Winsor, 
daughter of Elder John and Mary (Smith) Winsor, Decem- 
ber 19, 1779, and by her had the following children, born 
in Smithfield, R. I.; Salom.e, born May 5, 1780 ; Stephen, bom 
August 8, 1781; John, bom September 12, 1783; Cynthia, 

born June 6, 1787, married Larned; Sydney; and 

Samuel, born April 23, 1795, died at Brocton, N. Y., at the 
age of 82 years, married at Spafford, N. Y., about 1814, by 
John Babcock Justice, Eunice Calkins, of the same place. 
Samuel Holmes, Sr., was a gunsmith by trade. He served 
during the Revolution as First Lieutenant and Captain, in 
the 3rd Company of the Smithfield Battalion, in the R. I. 
Militia. After 1795 he first moved with his family to 
Little Falls, N. Y., and thence to Spafford, where he was a 
resident at the organization of that town and was selected 
as one of the road masters at the first election in 1812. His 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 135 

son, Samuel, during the War of 1812, enlisted in the United 
States Service and was at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 
during the year 1814, as a part of the command of General 
Jacob Brown. After the war he was a pensioner of the 
United States, by reason of his service during that war. 
Samuel Holmes, Sr., was a brother-in-law of Daniel Tink- 
ham, formerly of this town, they having married sisters. 
After the war of 1812 he moved from this town, and died 
near Canandaigua, N. Y. 

John Holmes, son of Samuel and Mercy Ann (Winsor) 
Holmes, married Lydia Barnes, and by her had the follow- 
ing children, born in this town : Avalinda, married Harvey- 
Barnes of Spafford; Winsor, married Candace Ripley, 
daughter of John L. and Clarissa E. (Loss) Ripley, (no 
issue), resides at Spafford, N. Y.; Mercy, died in 1897, 
unmarried, Borodino cemetery. (No stone.) Juliette, 
married Rev. Windsor Brown, resides at Borodino, N. Y. ; 
Ann Eliza, married H. Linus Darling, son of Jacob W. and 
Mary (BufRngton) Darling, both dead, Borodino cemetery; 
John, Jr., married Rebecca Crane, daughter of George W. 
and Mary Ann Crane, he and his wife are both dead, the 
latter died at Fairmount, November 9, 1894, at the age of 
57 years, and was buried in Borodino Cemetery. (No 
stone). And Sidney, he moved to Evans, Erie County, 
N. Y. Mr. Holmes resided at the time of his decease in the 
Nunnery Neighborhood. 

John Holmes, Jr., son of John and Lydia (Barnes) 
Holmes, married Rebecca Crane, and by her had the follow- 
ing, born in Spafford: Georgie, married, David Olmsted, 
son of Jeremiah and Lavina Olmsted, resides In Geddes, 
N. Y. ; Nettie, married Frank Streeter, of Borodino, N. Y. ; 
Jay Stanley Holmes, of Geddes, N. Y. ; Ann Eliza, and 
Francis A., died young.) 

(Borodino.) 

Lydia (Barnes) Holmes, (wife of John Holmes, Sr.) 
Died January 10, 1878, age 84 years, 9 months, 29 days. 

" Children dear, weep not for me, 
For you'r not long to stay; 
If Jesus permits I will sit 
And wait for you at the gate." 

(Borodino.) 



136 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

John Holmes, Jr., (son of John and Lydia (Barnes) 
Hohnes) . Died February 13, 1888, age 57 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Rebecca Crane, wife of John Holmes, Jr. Died Novem- 
ber 9, 1894, age 57 years. (No stone.) 

(Borodino.) 
Ann Eliza, daughter of John, Jr., and Rebecca (Crane) 
Holmes. Died August 14, 1859, age 15 months. 

(Borodino.) 
Francis A., son of John, Jr., and Rebecca (Crane) 
Holmes. Died February 18, 1862, age 2 months. 

(Borodino.) 

HOWTIN. 

Nettie. Died March 14, 1875, age 8 months. 
Charles R. Died October 5, 1880, age 2 years. 
Children of W. H. and Ann Howtin. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

HOXSIE. 

Rowland Hoxsie, (son of John B. and Ruhamah (Bentley) 
Hoxsie) . Died September 1, 1869, age 78 years, 9 months, 
28 days. 

(Rowland Robinson Hoxsie came to this town from 
Greenwich, Washington County, N. Y., about October 19, 
1816, and first settled on the east part of lot 71, Marcellus, 
bordering on the west shore of Otisco Lake ; from there he 
moved to Thorn Hill where he remained until his decease. 
He was a stone mason by trade and assisted in building 
some of the locks on the Erie Canal, but in this town and in 
Marcellus he followed farming. He married (1) Almira 
Chapman, daughter of Amasa and Lydia (Hunt) Chapman, 

and by her had four children : Theodore, married 

Alexander; Lydia, married Briggs, of Buffalo, 

N. Y. ; Mary Jane, married Dudley; and Dr 

Augustus Chapman, married Anna Poole, he died in Buffalo, 
N. Y. For a second wife Rowland R. Hoxsie married Lucy 
Griffin of Otisco, N. Y., and by her had : Rowland Robin- 
son, Jr., bom in 1846, married and resides in Skaneateles, 

N. Y.; John Adams, bom in 1848, married , 

ex-Sheriff of Onondags County, resides in Syracuse, N. Y.; 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES IZj 

and Albert Mitchell, born in 1850, married , 

and resides in Syracuse, N. Y. 

Mr. Rowland R. Hoxsie had a brother, John B. Hoxsie, 
who also resided in this town on lot 69, Marcellus, and who 
died after 1833 and before 1837. His widow, Lucy Hoxsie, 
after his decease, married John M. Cowan, of this town. 
By his wife Lucy he had one son: Wanton Hoxsie, who 
died April 15, 1837, aged three years. Where he or his 
son were buried is not known. 
R. is omitted on two stones. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Almira (Chapman), wife of Rowland R. Hoxsie. Died 
September 23, 1840, age 35 years, 6 months, 1 day. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Lucy (Griffin), wife of Rowland R. Hoxsie. Died 
October 22, 1852, age 33 years, 3 months, 8 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Ruhamah (Bentley), wife of John B. Hoxsie. Died 
November 19, 1826, age 59 years, 11 days. 

(Where her husband, John B. Hoxsie, is buried is not 
known.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Hamilton, son of John B. and Ruhamah (Bentley) 
Hoxsie. Died November 17, 1823, age 18 years, 10 
months. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
HUFFMAN. 

Janjes D. Huffman (son of George Huffman) . 
Still living in 1898. 

(Cold Brook.) 
HUNT. 

James Hunt. Died June 24, 1895, age 66 years. 
(He married Lavina M. Orton, daughter of Zenas and 
Sally Orton.) 

(Borodino.) 
Lavina M. (Orton), wife of James Hunt. Died January 
7, 1884, age 45 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Infant son of James and Lavina M. (Orton) Hunt. Died 
March 16, 1870, age 3 months, 4 days. 

(Borodino.) 



138 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Nancy (Converse)' wife of Alvinza Hunt. Died Jan- 
uary, 1831, age 20 j^ears, 6 months. 

(Mr. Hunt married (1) Nancy Converse, and (2) Phebe 
Converse, step-daughter of Samuel Conklin. He moved to 
Michigan..) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

HURD. 

Charlotte (Brown) , wife of Charles Hurd, and daughter 
of Jacob and Deborah (Morris) Brown. Born April 10, 
1846. 

(She was living in 1898. She married first Byron Van 
Benschoten, and second Charles Hurd. She was a twin 
sister of Jane Brown, wife of James Hibbard. Resides at 
Glen Haven, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

HUTCHENS. 

Col. Phineas Hutchens. Died June 17, 1870, age 85 years, 
3 months. 

(Colonel Hutchens was born in Herkimer County, N. Y., 
March 16, 1785, and came to this to-wn among the first 
settlers and prior to 1812, and settled on Lot 22, Tully, and 
rem.ained there until his decease. Among his brothers and 
sisters were the following, some of whom also came to this 
town: John, married Maria Roundy, daughter of Uriah 
and Lucretia (Needham) Roundy, in Spafford in 1816, went 
West, where they both died and were buried; Levius; Ros- 
well, married a Miss Sennett and settled in Oakland County, 
Mich. ; Parthena, married Orrin Britt and settled in Medina, 

N. Y. ; Albanus, married Anna ; and a sister, who 

married a Mr. Bennett. 

Col. Hutchens married (1) Margaret Giberson, January 

27, 1811, and by her had two children: Caroline, born 
November 8, 1812, died in 1891, married Chester Patterson, 
son of Calvin and Sarah (Thompson) Patterson, February 

28, 1834, in Spafford, both dead, buried in Borodino; and 
Margaret, born February 19, 1814, married Nathan P. 
Thompson, son of Reuben and Sally Thompson, March 3, 
1836, husband dead, and she residing in 1898 in Homer, 
N. Y. Mr. Hutchens' first wife died in Spafford, February 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 139 

23, 1814, and he married for a second wife Betsey Bocker, 
January 11, 1815, and by her had eight children: Louisa, 
born October 19, 1815, died May 2, 1883, married Frederick 
McKay, son of Augustin and Polly (Partridge) McKay, 
October 8, 1837, both dead, buried in Spafford Cemetery; 
Parthena, born August 12, 1817, died January 29, 1862, 
married (1) Lewis B. Marshall and (2) Samuel Crane, botii 
dead; Jane, born February 22, 1819, died September 5, 

1849, married (1) Kimberly, and (2) Lark S. 

Livermore, she died before her father and left one son: 
Charles B. Livermore, then a minor, residing at Chariton, 
Iowa; Roswell, born May 14, 1821, died January 16, 1854, 
at Spafford, unmarried; Phineas, Jr., born May 9, 1823, 
died June, 1880, married Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of John 
R. and Roxana (Moon) Lewis, he left no issue, wife moved 
to Illinois; Clarissa, bom July 7, 1825, died September 11, 
1831; Orrin, born November 17, 1827, married Mary Mc- 
Daniels, March, 1854, no issue, resides in Spafford in 1899 ; 
and Lucy, born April 6, 1830, died April 5, 1882 married 
Lyman C. Bennett, son of Stephen and Waity (Hill) Ben- 
nett, she had one child : Phineas H. Bennett, who died young, 
she was buried in Spafford Cemetery. Mrs. Hutchens died 
July 25, 1831, and Mr. Hutchens married for a third wife 
Lydia Smith, but by her had no issue, her death occurring 
January 25, 1856. Mr. Hutchens, during the war of 1812, 
v\^as First Lieutenant in Capt. Asahel Roundy's Company, 
in the 98th Regt., N. Y. Militia, (Lieut. Col. Christopher 
Clark commanding) , which served for a short tour of duty 
near Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., in the year 1814. He subse- 
quently obtained the rank of Colonel in the New York 
Militia. Col. Hutchens, during his residence in this town, 
was an active, public spirited and useful citizen, and served 
his town in a creditable manner, in the discharge of the 
duties of the various town offices to which, from time to 
time, he was elected, including among others : Supervisor, 
Assessor, Poor Master, Town Trustee, Commissioner of 
Highways, and School Commissioner. He was a man of 
marked character, great physical strength, and had a pleas- 
ing sense of humor. Between him and Capt. Asahel Roundy 
there was always an intimate relation and abiding friend- 
ship, and the two men, who generally acted in unison in 
public affairs, had a strong influence in shaping the political 



140 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

and economic policy of the to^vn during their active career^ 
which extended dovm to nearly the close of their joint lives. 
Mr. Hutchens and his family generally attended the Baptist 
Church, of which part, at least, were members.) 

(Spafford.) 
Margaret (Giberson), wife of Col. Phineas Hutchens. 
Died February 23, 1814, age 23 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Betsey (Bocker), wife of Col. Phineas Hutchens. Died 
July 25, 1831, age 40 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Lydia (Smith), wife of Col. Phineas Hutchens. Died 
January 25, 1856, age 74 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Clarissa, daughter of Col. Phineas and Betsey (Bocker) 
Hutchens. Died September 11, 1831, age 6 years, 2 months, 
4 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Roswell Hutchens, (son of Col. Phineas and Betsey 
(Bocker) Hutchens). Died January 16, 1854, in his 33rd 
year. 

" Thy name, dear brother, is engraved 
On the hearts that loved thee." 

(Spafford.) 
In memory of Urania,, daughter of John and Maria 
(Roundy) Hutchens, who died December 21, 1816, age two 
days. 

" We'd scarce received the blooming gift. 
When mourned the pleasure gone." 

(Spafford.) 

HUTTON. 

Caleb Hutton. Died July 21, 1881, age 75 years. 

(Mr. Hutton was Low Dutch and came from Ulster 
County, N. Y. He married Hannah Sessions, half sister of 
Amasa Sessions. After her decease he moved to Grand 
Ledge, Mich., where he married a second time. After his 
death, which occurred at Grand Ledge, his body was brought 
back and buried beside his first wife. His widow Martha, 
subsequently married Albert E. Fulton, as his second wife.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES Ml 

Hannah (Sessions), wife of Caleb Hutton. Died Novem- 
ber 25, 1865, age 68 years, 9 months. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

HYDE. 

Oliver Hyde. Died November 15, 1837, age 83 years, 13 
days. 

(He was a soldier of the Revolution. By his wife Polly, 
he had a daughter, Prudy, who married Isaac Biills as his 
second wife. His daughter, Esther E. Hyde, died unmar- 
ried; he also had two daughters, Roxana and Lydia.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Polly, wife of Oliver Hyde. Died October 1, 1833, age 
75 years, 3 months. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Esther E. Hyde, (daughter of Oliver and Polly Hyde). 
Died November 24, 1840, age 40 years, 5 months, 15 days. 
" We trust she's gone to the world of bliss 
Where sorrow ends and suffering ceases, 
To join the happy throng above. 
And shout free grace to the God of Love." 

(Thorn Hill.) 

IDE. 

Rev. Rogers Ide. Died June 2, 1863, age 75 years, 1 
month. 

" I have gone home." 

(The given name of his first wife was Esther. In the 
application for letters upon his estate by Daniel P. Anthony, 
guardian, etc., dated February 13, 1864, mention is made 
of his widow : Ada Ide, of Dillsburg, Dearborn County, Ind., 
and the following children: Charity married Alanson E. 
Colton, of Spaff ord, N. Y. ; David Ide, of Eaton Valley, Erie 
County, N. Y. ; and Esther Mary, married Elkanah Bur- 
roughs, of Danville, Vemellia County, Illinois. Mention is 
also made of the following : David H. Ide, son of Daniel M. 
Ide, then a minor residing in Illinois; Roger Ide, Lemuel 
Ide, Eliza Ide, and Daniel Ide, four children, and two grand- 
children of his deceased son, Hiram Ide, all then residing 
in Illinois.) 

(Borodino.) 



143 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Esther Ide, wife of Elder Rogers Ide. Died December 
21, 1855, age 76 years, 4 months, 24 days. 

(Borodino.) 
Henry Ide, (son of Rogers and Esther Ide). Died 
December 21, 1892, age 83 years, 9 months, 3 days. 

(He married (1) Harriet Colton, daughter of Gideon and 
Rhoda (Fowler) Colton, and (2) Elizabeth, and had the 
following children by his first wife : Francis, married Mary 
Olmstead, daughter of Isaac and Eunice (Case) Olmstead; 
Henry, Jr., married Jannette Rathbone, daughter of La- 
Grand and Juliette (Legg) Rathbone; Hortense, married 
Otis Cross, son of Truman and Eunice (Legg) Cross; Mary 
Jane, married John Kinyon, of Otisco, N. Y.; and Harriet, 
who died at the age of four years. By his second wife he 
had one daughter, Blanche, who married a Mr. Borden, and 
was at that time of the age of nineteen years and resided 
in Auburn, N. Y. All others whose residence is not given 
then resided in Spafford, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 
Harriet (Colton), wife of Henry Ide. Died January 13, 
1871, age 59 years, 1 month, 11 days. 

(Borodino.) 
Harriet Ide, daughter of Henry and Harriet (Colton) 
Ide. Died November 23, 1837, age 4 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Ina, daughter of Henry, Jr., and Jennette (Rathbone) 

Ide. Died 25, 1881, age 10 years, 3 months, 28 

days. 

" The angels their kind watch are keeping 
Over our Ina's safe sleeping, 
No pain and no sorrow or weeping in Heaven." 

(Borodino.) 
Maud, daughter of Henry, Jr., and Jetnette (Rathbone) 
Ide. Died July 22, 1881, age 6 years, 6 months, 4 days. 
" That little voice no more I hear, 
No laughing child I see, 
No little arms around my neck, 

No maid upon my knee. 
No kiss drop upon my cheek, 

These lips are sealed to me, 
Dear Lord ! how could we give her up 

To any but to Thee." (Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 143 

Hattie A., daughter of Francis and Mary J. (Olmstead) 
Ide. Died January 19, 1876, age 15 years, 3 months. 

(Borodino.) 

INGHAM. 

Jonathan Ingham. Died April 23, 1863, age 78 years, 2 
months, 

(He married Sarah Hicks. In his will, dated April 8, 
1852, and probated May 24, 1861, he mentions his wife, 
Sarah Ingham, but she died before his decease and the pro- 
bating said will. In the will and petition for its probate 
dated May 24, 1861, the following additional heirs are men- 
tioned: His daughter, Cordelia, married Moses P. Maul, 
residing in Spafford, N. Y. ; and Cordelia Simmons and 
Sarah I. Butts, both of Smyrna, Chenango County, N. Y., 
children of his deceased daughter, Hannah Butts. All were 
of full age, except Sarah I. Butts, who was a minor.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Sarah (Hicks), wife of Jonathan Ingham, Died April 
14, 1855, age 63 years. 

INGERSON. 

(Peter Ingerson, died at Vesper, N. Y., July 5, 1891, but 
form^erly resided in Spafford Hollow. In his will, dated 
June 1, 1891, and probated January 9, 1893, he mentions 
his wife, Elizabeth Ingerson, and the following children: 
Henry Ingerson, of Tully, N. Y. ; Emily Barker, widow of 
Joshua Barker of Tully, N. Y ; his adopted daughter, Phebe 
Maycumber, wife of Randall Maycumber, of Tully, N. Y., 
and formerly widow of William E. Fisher of Spafford, 
N. Y. ; and his daughter, Mary Ann Brown, widow of Her- 
bert Brown, of Truxton, N. Y.) 

ISDELL. 

Mary (Harris), wife on Andrew Isdell. Died May 4, 
1843, age 49 years, 2 months. 

(Andrew Isdell married (1) Mary Harris, and (2) 
Sabina Maxson, sister of the first wife of Albert Foster. He 
had the following children by his first wife and none by his 
second: James H., married Samantha Young, widow of 
Ruluf Jerome Barber; Mary, married Erastus Norton, son 



144 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

of Moses and Percy (Barber) Norton, husband dead and 
she resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Emily, married Seymour 
Doty, son of Willard and Achsah (Bacon) Doty, both dead 
and left no issue; Jane, married Lyman Carpenter (mem- 
ber of firm of Carpenter and Coleman) , resides in Syracuse, 
N. Y.; Phebe, married William Bacon, son of Amos and 
Abigail (Cady) Bacon; and Margaret, married Orrin Cook 
of Gloversville, N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Jewett A., son of James H. and Samantha (Young) 
Isdell. Died September 20, 1849, age 2 years, 2 months, 26 
days. 

(James H. Isdell and his wife, Samantha, are both dead, 
he having died at Syracuse, N. Y., October, 1886. Their 
children were: Jewett A., Bradford D., Majesta H., who 
each died young, and Dorwin, who still survives, was mar- 
ried, and at the time of his father's decease resided in 
Syracuse, N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Bradford D., son of James H. and Samantha (Young) 
Isdell. Died September 29, 1847, age 3 years, 5 months, 
4 days. 

" God took from us our loved ones. 
And though our tear drops swell. 
We would not dare murmur 
He doeth all things well." 

(Cold Brook.) 
Majesta H., daughter of James H. and Samantha 
(Young) Isdell. Died December 12, 1860, age 18 years, 
7 months, 12 days. 

" She died as she had lived beloved, 
Without an enemy on earth, 
In word and deed she breathed and moved 
The soul of honor and of worth. 
Her hand was open as the day. 
Her bearing high, her nature true, 
And when from life she passed away 
Our hearts went v/ith her to the grave." 

(Cold Brook.) 
JACKSON. 
Elias Jackson. Died November 1, 1830, age 76 years. 

(Nunnery.) 



aP AFFORD MOETUAKY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES I46 

JACOBS. 

" Our Father "— Elias Jacobs. Died April 30, 1877, age 
85 years, 10 months, 15 days. 

(His wife, Betsey J., died in 1867. In his will, dated 
July 25, 1876, and probated June 16, 1877, he mentions no 
wife, but the following children: Betsey Jane, married 
Hiram Seeley, son of Samuel G. and Adah (Fowler) Seeley, 
both dead, and buried in Spafford Cemetery ; Marie J., mar- 
ried Rev. James Outsell, then of Van Ettenville, Chemung 
Co., N. Y. ; and Milo E, married Caroline O'Farrell, daughter 
of William and Dinah O'Farrell. Milo E. Jacobs and his 
wife and family moved West, where his death preceded that 
of his father. In the petition for probate of his father's 
will, mention is made of his son's children as follows: 
Francis J., of Chicago, 111. ; Charles, of Winnebago, 111. ; and 
Wilber F. Jacobs, of Winnebago, 111. ; all of full age, except 
the latter, who was a minor over 14 years of age.) 

(Spafford.) 
" Our Mother ' — Betsey G., wife of Elias Jacobs. Died 
August 14, 1867, age 69 years, 23 days. 

(Spafford.) 

JOHNSON. 

Loami W. Johnson. Died April 22, 1861, age 76 years, 1 
month, 22 days. 

(He came to this town from Cambridge, Washington 
County, N. Y., about 1818, and settled on Lot 75, Marcellus; 
he having, however, purchased an interest in lands there 
before that time, in the Spring of 1810. H was a cooper 
by occupation and pursued that avocation in connection 
with farming, down to the time of his decease. From the 
Marcellus end of the town he moved to Lot 10, Sempronius, 
in the town of Spafford, about 1825, and afterwards to Lot 
21, Tully, in the Village of Spafford Comers, where he 
remained, carrying on the business of cooper until his 
decease. He first married before coming to this town, 
Margaret Berry, sister of Jonathan Berry, by whom he had 
three children: Joseph B., died at 28 years, unmarried; 
Jonathan, married Esther Woodworth, daughter of Elias 
and Diadama (Bassett) Woodworth, both dead, and buried 
in Spafford, N. Y. ; and Esther, died at 22 years, unmarried. 



146 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

For a second wife Mr. Johnson married Rebecca Stanley of 
Pompey, but by her had no issue.) 

(Borodino.) 
Margaret (Berry), wife of Loami W. Johnson. Died 
September 1, 1837, age 52 years, 6 months, 18 days. 

(Borodino.) 
Rebecca (Stanley), wife of Loami W. Johnson. Died 
December 29, 1860, age 60 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Mr. Joseph B. Johnson, (son of Loami W. and Margaret 
(Berry) Johnson). Died March 7, 1835, age 28 years, 2 
months, 9 days. 

" Depart my friends, dry up your tears, 
I must lie here 'till Christ appears." 

(Borodino.) 
Miss Esther Johnson, (daughter of Loami W. and Mar- 
garet (Berry) Johnson) . Died September 21, 1835, age 22 
years, 4 months, 1 day. 

" Her gentle spirit soars away, 
To dwell with God in endless day." 

(Borodino.) 
Jonathan Johnson, (son of Loami W. and Margaret 
(Berry) Johnson). Died June 22, 1874, age 66 years, 2 
months, 5 days. 

(Jonathan Johnson, by his wife, Esther Woodworth, 
had four children : Fortunatus B., died in 1854, unmarried ; 
Edwin, married Helen L. Breed, daughter of Reuben T. 
and Purlina M. (Patchen) Breed, both dead, left one son, 
Grove E. Johnson, married in Syracuse, N. Y.; Mary Eliza- 
beth, bom June 18, 1842, married in Sempronius, December 
27, 1860, Fernando C. Prindle son of Moses and Purlina M. 
(Patchen) Prindle, no issue, residing in Spafford, N. Y.; 
and Martha J., who died young. Mr. Johnson was a cooper 
by trade, but followed farming and practiced law in Justice 
Courts.) 

(Spafford.) 
Esther (Woodworth), wife of Jonathan Johnson. Died 
September 18, 1893, age 83 years. 

" God's word we trust." 
After the decease of her husband, Jonathan Johnson, she 
married for a second husband a Mr. Smith, but by him had 
no issue.) (Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 147 

Fortunatus B., son of Jonathan and Esther (Woodworth) 
Johnson. Died January 14, 1854, age 18 years, 6 months, 
8 days. ^ 

" None knew him but to praise." 

(Spafford.) 
Martha J., daughter of Jonathan and Esther (Wood- 
worth) Johnson. Died April 8, 1847, age 10 months, 3 
days. 

" Sweetest little bud for earth too fair, 
Has gone to Heaven to blossom there." 

(Spafford.) 
Edwin Johnson, (son of Jonathan and Esther (Wood- 
worth) Johnson). Died April 5, 1874, age 37 years, 7 
months, 5 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Helen L. (Breed) Johnson, wife of Edwin Johnson. Died 
March 10, 1874, age 29 years, 3 months, 3 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Infant son of Edwin and Helen L. (Breed) Johnson. 
Died March 1, 1866, age 7 weeks. 

(Spafford.) 

Edwin C. Johnson, son of Grove E. Johnson. Died , 

age 2 months. (No stone.) 

(Grove E. Johnson was a son of Edwin and Helen L. 
(Breed) Johnson.) 

(Spafford.) 

KELLOGG. 

Olive Chloe (Churchill), wife of William Kellogg. Died 
September 13, 1875, age 31 years. 

(She was a daughter of Chauncey and Catherine (Merry) 
Churchill.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

KELSEY. 

Olive A. (Sharp), wife of William Kelsey. Died April 
10, 1863, age 23 years, 10 months. 

(She was a daughter of John Wm. and Lydia A. (Under- 
wood) Sharp.) 

(Cold Brook.) 



lis ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

KING. 

Clarence C. King, son of Caleb E. and Mary E. (Lam- 
phire) King-. Died September 11, 1888, age 4 months, 3 
days. 

(Caleb E. King married Mary E. Lamphire, daughter of 
John Lamphire; he is a store keeper at Spafford Comers, 
and was Supervisor of the town for the year 1898-9.) 

(Spafford.) 

KINGSBURY. 

Dr. David Kingsbury. Died March 7, 1841, age 64 years, 
6 months, 19 days. 

" Lo ! where this silent marble weeps 
A friend, a husband, a father sleeps, 
A heart within whose sacred cell. 
The peaceful virtues lov'd to dwell." 
(Dr. Kingsbury practiced medicine in Clinton ville, Mar- 
cellus, N. Y. ; he married Delia Bowen.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Ann Gennett, daughter of David and Delina (Bowen) 
Kingsbury. Died September 9, 1822, age 3 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

KIRKPATRICK. 

William Kirkpatrick. Died February 1, 1861, age 66 
years, 11 months, 5 days. 

(Borodino.) 
Caroline F., daughter of William and Lucy Kirkpatrick. 
Died September 29, 1856, age 15 years. 

(Borodino.) 

KNAPP. 

Peter Knapp. Died July 13, 1839, age 84 years, 4 months, 
18 days. 

(He came from Westchester County, N. Y., first to Brutus, 
N. Y., and then to Spafford, where he settled on Lot 42, 
Tully, in 1806. His purchase consisted of the whole of that 
lot, excepting the State's Hundred Acres, and his residence 
was located near where William Barker's house now (1899) 
stands. He married his wife, Dinah Guion, in Westchester 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 149 

County, May 18, 1775. She was bom May 7, 1757, and died 
in Spafford, October 17, 1835. By her he had the following 
children: Sarah, born April 28, 1776, died December, 1794, 
married Elijah Hadden, in Westchester, December, 1794; 
Anna, born October 13, 1777, died unmarried, October 26, 
1828; Cynthia born May 13, 1780, died April 18, 1867, 
married Ellis Taft, October 8, 1809 ; Elijah, born December 
9, 1782, died January 27, 1867, married December 9, 1812, at 
Scott, N. Y. Betsey Burdick, daughter of Thompson and 
Tabitha (Wilcox) Burdick; John, born August 22, 1785, died 
in Michigan, January 17, 1874, married Mamra Hotchkiss, 
February 13, 1806; Hannah, bom March 9, 1789, died in 
Ovid Seneca County, N. Y., December 14, 1868, married 
John Ingersoll, August 20, 1807; Peter, Jr., bom February 
14, 1791, died March 24, 1875, married Saberah Babcock, 
daughter of Ezra Babcock of Scott, N. Y., born July 3, 1796, 
died April 20, 1872, they died and v/ere buried in Scott; 
Mary, born July 29, 1793, (dead), married Jonathan Pat- 
terson, son of Ebenezer and Dinah Patterson, resided and 
died in Ohio ; Isaac, born August 29, 1795, died in Michigan, 
married Polly Berry, daughter of Jonathan and Thankful 
Berry ; Silas, born December 30, 1797, died in Medina, N. Y., 
December 16, 1888, married Flora Barber, daughter of 
Erastus and Joanna Barber ; James Desbrosses, born March 
23, 1800, died in Michigan, September 28, 1855, married 
Lois Ingersoll; and Kortright, born April 30, 1803, died 
January 17, 1883, married Ginsey Skinner, he died in 
Michigan.) 

(Spafford.) 
Peter Knapp, Jr., by his wife Saberah Babcock, had the 
following children: Stephen C, born January 17, 1816, 
married Elizabeth Smith of Napoli, N. Y., both living 
(1899), in Preble, N. Y. (They have the following: Ed- 
ward, Cynthia, Burdett, Adelbert, Alice, and Annice 
(twins), Sarah, Orville, Willard and Ezra Fred.); 
Euretta bom October 1, 1817, married H. Lee Burdick of 
Scott, N. Y., where they now reside, (their children are: 
Emerson, Elbert, and Mary) ; Sally Ann, born February 16, 
1820, married William Davis, of Lincklaen, N. Y., where 
they now reside. (They have two children, names not 
known) ; Asher M., born May 16, 1822, died in Wisconsin, 
September 25, 1897, married Amy Potter of Truxton, N. Y. 



150 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(three children) ; J. Riley, bom April 29, 1825, married 
Caroline Knoor of Bloomsburg, Pa., he resides in Scott, 
N. Y. (Two children: Harry and Maggie); Minerva S., 
born December 14, 1827, resides in New Hope, N. Y, un- 
married; Ezra B., born February 26, 1830, married Loretta 
E. Wilson of Skaneateles, N. Y., where they now reside, no 
issue; Epinetus H., born August 13, 1833, married (1) 
Nancy Vandenburg, of Preble, N. Y., and (2) Amelia Dyke- 
man of New York City, resides in Scranton, Pa. (one child, 
Minnie) ; and Clarence N., bom April 22, 1836, married 
Olivia Barber of Scott, N. Y., where they now reside, no 
issue. (Spafford.) 

Dinah (Guion) , wife of Peter Knapp. Bom May 7, 1757, 
died October 17, 1835. (No stone.) 

(Spafford.) 

In memory of Ann Knapp, (daughter of Peter and Dinah 
(Guion) Knapp) , who died October 26, 1828, age 51 years, 
13 days. 

" Affictions sore with patience bore. 
Physicians were in vain, 
'Till God did please to give me ease 
And take me from my pain." 

Elijah Knapp, (son of Peter and Dinah (Guion) Knapp). 
Died January 27, 1867, age 84 years, 1 month, 18 days. 

(Elijah Knapp married Betsey Burdick at Scott, N. Y., 
December 9, 1812, and by her had : Angeline, bom July 19, 
1814, and died April 16, 1824 ; George Frink, born October 
9, 1815, married Betsey Ann Gale, daughter of Samuel and 
Sally (Manley) Gale; Emeline, bom January 30, 1817, 
married William Collins, son of John and Lucy (Bur- 
dick) Collins, she resides in Spafford, N. Y.; and Betsey 
Ann, bom August 14, 1825, married William Barker, son of 
Darius and Mary (Cooper) Barker. Elijah Knapp resided 
on the Skaneateles and Homer road, on Lot 42, Tully, on 
lands received from his father, Peter Knapp. He and his 
family attended the Baptist Church. He was a farmer.) 

(Spafford.) 

Betsey (Burdick), wife of Elijah Knapp. Died Decem- 
ber 30, 1872, age 79 years, 1 month. 

(She was a daughter of Thompson and Tabitha (Wilcox) 
Burdick, and bom (probably), in Stonington, Conn., Nov- 
ember 30, 1793. She came with her parents to Brookfield, 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 16 1 

Madison County, N. Y., about 1796, and a few years after- 
wards to Scott, N. Y., where she remained until the time of 
her marriage. She was descended from Robert Burdick, 
first of Newport and afterwards of Westerly, R. I., as 
follows: Betsey, Thompson, John, Hubbard, Robert. Her 
father and mother are both buried near her grave in this 
cemetery.) 

(Spafford.) 

In memory of Angeline, daughter of Elijah and Betsey 
(Burdick) Knapp. Died April 16, 1821, age 9 years, 8 
months, 17 days. 

" Sleep on dear child and take thy rest. 
For Jesus called you when he thought best." 

(Spafford.) 

Martin E. Knapp, (son of Alanson Knapp) . Died March 
28, 1875, age 76 years. 

(Martin Elmer Knapp was bom in Salisbury, Litchfield 
County, Conn. The name of his mother is not known, but 
the given name of his stepmother was Hannah. After leav- 
ing Salisbury he first settled in Hillsdale, Columbia County, 
N. Y., and after a few years, according to the memory of 
his daughter, Mrs. Kinney, moved to Delaware County, 
and about 1835 or 1836 came to this town, where he finally 
settled on the farm afterwards owned by his son, Justin N. 
Knapp, on Lot 43, Tully, Cold Brook, in 1837. This farm 
he subsequently sold to his son, and he moved to Scott, N. Y., 
where he died in 1875. His first wife was Lucinda Niles, 
and his second wife Phebe Van Benschoten ; he had no issue 
by his second wife, but by the first he had the following: 
Justin Niles, married Polly P. McKay, daughter of Augustin 
and Polly (Partridge) McKay, he is dead and his wife 
resides in Cold Brook, P. 0., South Spafford, N. Y. ; Josiah 
Niles, was a minister and died at the age of 25 years, un- 
married; and Eunice A., married (1) Sanford B. Kinney, 
and (2) Loami Kinney, both husbands are dead and she 
resides in Homer, N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Lucinda (Niles) , wife of Martin E. Knapp. Died Novem- 
ber 24, 1846, age 46 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 



163 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Rev. Josiah N. Knapp, (son of Martin E. and Lucinda 
(Niles) Knapp) . Died August 15, 1846, age 25 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Justin N. Knapp, (son of Martin E. and Lucinda (Niles) 
Knapp) . Died May 10, 1893, age 74 years. 

(By his wife, Polly P. McKay, born September 30, 1821, 
and living in 1899, he had the following children : Martin 
Augustus, married Marion H. Hotchkiss, resides in Wash- 
ington, D. C, Interstate Commissioner ; Mary L„ died at 29 
years, unmarried; Justin Niles, married Mary Sterling 
Hobart ,of Homer, N. Y. ; he resides in Syracuse, N. Y. ; and 
Alice Arzena, married Charles Kellogg, resides in New York 
City, N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Mary L., daughter of Justus N. and Polly P. (McKay) 
Knapp. Died October 20, 1875, age 29 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 

KNEELAND. 

Amasa Kneeland, (son of Jonathan and Mary (Spencer) 
Kneeland). Died April 22, 1845, age 68 years, 7 months, 
15 days. 

(Amasa Kneeland was born at East Haddam, Conn., 
September 7, 1776, married Charlotte Kidder in 1807, and 
by her had the following children, born in Marcellus (now 
Spafford) : Stella, born January 13, 1808, died September 
3, 1891, married Cephas Bassett, she was educated in Homer 
and Cortland Academies, and went to East India with her 
husband, as a missionary; Ellen, born April 2, 1809, died 
December 3, 1888, married Seymour Tracy, and formerly 
resided at Junction City, Mo.; Hon. Samuel Stillman, bom 
April 2, 1811, died at Skaneateles at the age of 85 years, 
married Cordelia Wrgiht of Marcellus, October 17, 1848. 
He was a member of Assembly from this town in 1853, and 
represented the town in the Board of Supervisors from 1857 
to 1860. He also served the town in various other minor 
offices, such as Assessor, and School Inspector. He was a 
Republican in politics. (He had three daughters who sur- 
vived him, of whom — Ellen, married a Mr. Thome, the other 
two are unmarried) ; Persis, bom in 1813, died unmarried 
in 1844 ; Amasa Spencer, born October 22, 1814, now dead, 
He was a Baptist minister. Married Almira E. Foot; 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 1(J8 

had three children, now residing at Strikersville, N. Y. 
Mary, born August, 1817, died October 8, 1882, married 
George Sessions and moved to Jefferson County, Colorado; 
John Kidder, bom April, 1819, married and resides In 
Michigan; Hon. A. Judson, born May 5, 1821, married 
Esther Griswold, lawyer, died 1884 in Homer, N. Y.; Jane 
Ann, born March 30, 1823, married Martin Spencer, and 
resides in Galva, Illinois ; Benjamin Trumbull, bom June 3, 
1825, married Harriet Mills resides at Dalton, N. Y. ; and 
Dolphus Bennett, born 1827, married Miranda Charles and 
lives in Ionia. The Kneeland family attended the Baptist 
Church at Thorn Hill. Mr. Kneeland was descended from 
Edward Kneeland, who came to this country in 1630, and 
finally settled in Ipswick, Mass., as follows: Amasa, Jona- 
than, John, Benjamin, Edward, Edward. According to the 
Kneeland genealogy the family were of Scotch origin, and 
trace their line back into the middle of the thirteenth 
century.) 

(Thom Hill.) 

Persis, daughter of Amasa and Charlotte (Kidder) Knee- 
land. Died November 4, 1844, age 32 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Among the other members of the Kneeland family who 
came to this town, but left no dead, were the following : 

John Kneeland, son of John and Mary (Spencer) Knee- 
land, and brother of Amasa, born at East Haddam, Conn., 
May 10, 1769, married Sally Benson, and by her had: 
Ichabod, married Anna Prentice of Skaneateles, N. Y. ; 
Warren, married Fanny Hyde; Amasa; Whitfield, married 
Sarah Fry ; Nathan ; John B., born in 1812, married Lucinda 
Sickles in 1845; Clarinda, married Benjamin Howe; 
Philura, died in 1879, unmarried; Minerva; Mary, married 
David D. G. Chandler; Zipporah; and Sarah. John Knee- 
land moved at an early date from this town to Livingston 
County, N. Y., where he remained until his death. About 
1835 his five sons moved from Livingston County, in this 
State, to Livingston County, in Michigan, and their descen- 
dants now largely reside in that State. 

Warren Kneeland, son of Jonathan and Mary (Spencer) 
Kneeland, another brother of Amasa, born in East Haddam, 
Conn., November 2, 1771, died 1868 at the age of 97 years, 
married (1) January 3, 1809, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, daughter 



154 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

of Jeremiah and Anna Fitzgerald, she died in 1818 and he 
then married (2) Rachel Randell, widow of Garner Sher- 
man, she died in Illinois in 1860. By his first wife he had 
the following- children : Joel, bom January, 1810, and died 
unmarried, June 10, 1837 ; Dr. Jonathan, born February 10, 
1812, died in South Onondaga, May, 1898, married Miriam 
Dwelle, February 7, 1845; David F., born in 1811 and died 
at four months ; and Nancy, bom June 27, 1814, married (1) 
Rev. Jeremiah B. Evarts, and (2) Minard LaFever; and by 
his second wife he had the following: Elizabeth; Andrew 
Jackson, born March 20, 1823, died April 17, 1886, married 
Lucy Adeline Parker; Cynthia, born 1825, married A. Nos- 
trand; and Warren H., born 1831, married and settled in 
Oakland, California. Warren Kneeland, Sr., was a teacher 
for over thirty years, having taught school in both Saratoga 
and Onondaga Counties. 

Asa Kneeland, born 1773, at East Haddam, Conn., and 
died 1842, son of Jonathan and Mary Spencer, and brother 
of Amasa, married in 1800 Hannah Green, and by her had 
the following children: Edward, born January 15, 1801, 
married Mary Thompson, (he has one son, Edward, the 
only male descendant of Asa, now living) ; Charles, Dom 
and died in 1802; Sarah, born 1803, died 1853, married 
Joseph Berry (no issue) ; Horace, born May 12, 1806. He 
was a sculptor, died 1875, married Lucy Ann, no issue; 
Hector, born May 12, 1806 (twin of Horace) , married Maria 
Smith, he died in San Francisco, California, at the age of 
84 years; Charles, born June 8, 1808, married Catherine 
Horr, he died in 1847 without issue ; Catherine, bom June 
8, 1808 (twin of Charles) , married Alonzo Meacham, resided 
in Davenport, Iowa; Angeline, born June, 1810, died April 
1, 1880, married (1) Fred Knickerbocker, and (2) Daniel 
Southwick; Almira, born September 10, 1812, died June, 
1838 ; Cornelia, bora March 7, 1816, married Daniel Baker 
of St. Paul, Minn. ; Hiram, born March 27, 1818 ; died Sep- 
tember, 1840 ; and Henrietta, born January 6, 1822, married 
(1) James M. Goodhue, and (2) Jasper Tarbox, living in 
1897. These children of Jonathan Kneeland were, of course, 
descended from Edward, the emigrant ancestor in this 
country, the same as stated for Amasa above. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 15S 

KNIGHT. 

Sylvanus Knight. Died July 5, 1866, age 48 years, 7 
months, 19 days. 

(He married Mercena Randall, daughter of Silas and 
Mercy (Harrington) Randall. His wife survived him, and 
after his decease married Nathan Bond for her second hus- 
band. She was living in 1898 at Spafford, N. Y. 

LAMB. 

Joseph K. Lamb, (son of Jeduthan Lamb). Died July 
9, 1843, age 46 years, 1 month, 26 days. 

(He married Malinda Ferry, daughter of Asa and 
Ruhama Ferry.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
LANSDOWN. 

Mary A. (Morse) , wife of John Lansdown. Died October 
2, 1851, age 26 years. 

(She was a daughter of Matthias Morse of Spafford 
Hollow.) 

(Spafford.)" 
LATHROP. 

Marcelia S., daughter of Philemon and Sophia Lathrop. 
Died August 24, 1842, age 4 years, 9 days. 

(Philemon Lathrop resided in town for a short stay; 
he was a stone cutter by trade and left this stone as a 
specimen of his handicraft.) 

(Spafford.) 
Lucretia Roundy Lathrop. Died October 17, 1879, age 
69 years. 

(Served her country in the War of 1861 as Hospital 
Nurse at Winchester, City Point, and Annapolis.) 

(Spafford.) 
LEARNED. 
Merritt Learned. Died July 14, 1845, age 61 years, 7 
months. 

(By his wife, Clarissa, he left two sons him surviving: 
Jason, and Joseph.) 

(Borodino.) 
Clarissa, wife of Merrit Learned. Died February 18, 
1844. 

(Borodino.) 



166 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

LEGG. 

Capt. Otis Legg, (son of Moses and Mary Legg) . Died 
June 1, 1821, as-e 33 years, 11 months, 23 days. 
" Afilictions sore a long time I bore, 
Physicians were in vain, 
'Till God did please to give me ease 
And take me from my pain." 

(The Legg family came from Mendon, Worcester County, 
Mass., where Reuben Legg, the grandfather of Captain 
Moses Legg, lived, raised his family and died. The ances- 
tral line of Reuben, or even the name of his wife, is not 
known to the writer; his children, however, were: Reuben, 
Jr., he married and moved to Jenkinsville, Tioga County, 
N. Y., in 1803, and there had six sons and two daughters: 

Moses, married Mary , and moved to Onondaga 

County, N. Y. ; Nathan, married and settled in Penn Yan, 
N. Y, ; Caleb, married and settled (1) in Greene County, 
and (2) in Madison or Herkimer County, N. Y. ; Joel, mar- 
ried in his native town, and after the death of his wife, 
moved in 1826 to Speedwell, Tompkins Co., N. Y., where his 
son, Leonard, and his son-in-law, John Steams, had previ- 
ously settled, he died there ; John, married and remained on 
the old homestead in Mendon, Mass.; David, died in Massa- 
chusetts; Sally, married Nathaniel Onley, and moved to 
Speedwell, Tompkins County, N. Y. ; and a daughter, who 
never married, remained at the old homestead with her 
brother John, until her decease. All the male members ol 
this family of Reuben are claimed to have served in the 
War of th Revolution, none injured or killed. 

Moses Legg (son of Reuben Legg, Sr.) , by his wife Mary, 
had : John, married Emma Colvin, both died in Skaneateles, 
N. Y., had one daughter, Juliette, who married Joel Thayer ; 
Moses, Jr., married a Miss Chrisley; Capt. Otis, married 
Polly Sabin, both died in Spafford, N. Y. ; Lewis, married 
Ruth Redway; Polly, married John Knapp; William, mar- 
ried Amanda Fulton, both died in Spafford, had one 
daughter, Eunice, who married David Becker; Sally, mar- 
ried Noble King ; and Charles, died unmarried. 

Capt. Otis Legg (son of Moses Legg, Sr.), by his wife, 
Polly Sabin, had: Harriet, married Philip Fisher, both 
dead ; Alfred W., married Maria Manley, daughter of Elijah 
and Betsey Manley, he is dead and was buried in this ceme- 



STAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 157 

tery; Col. William W., married Minerva A. Prindle, 
daughter of Hon. Joseph and Elizabeth (Moore) Prindle, 
both deceased, and buried in Borodino cemetery; Emma, 
married (1) Truman Cross, and (2) Jonathan F. Wood- 
worth, son of James and Hannah (Fish) Woodworth, both 
dead; and Juliette, married (1) La Grand Rathbone, and 
(2) Reuben T. Breed, all three dead. The Leggs were 
among the early settlers in this town, and first resided on 
the Skaneateles and Homer road, on Lot 11, Tully.) 

(Spafford.) 

Polly (Sabin) , wife of Capt. Otis Legg. Died March 27, 
1873, age 83 years, 8 months, 28 days. 

" What ere may be my earthly lot 
Thy name shall never be forgot. 
In joy, in sorrow, hope or fear, 
I'll think of thee, my mother dear." 

(Spafford.) 

Alfred W. Legg, (son of Capt. Otis and Polly (Sabin) 
Legg). Died in Lagrange, Chautauqua County, N. Y., 
October 31, 1842. Age 30 years, 2 months, 2 days. 
" Removed he was and buried here 
By William Legg, his brother dear." 
(By his wife, Maria Manley, he had two children : Alfred 
Otis, and Henrietta Legg.) 

(Spafford.) 

Col. William W. Legg (son of Capt. Otis and Polly 
(Sabin) Legg). Died July 24, 1892, age 78 years. 

By his wife, Minerva, he had : Philetus B., died at seven 
months ; Marion F., died at 44 years, unmarried ; an invalid 
from youth; Arretus M., married Mary Ann Smith, 
daughter of Gilbert Smith, and resides in Washington, 
D. C; and Elizabeth F., married William H. Bass and 
resides in Borodino, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

Minerva A. (Prindle), wife of Col. William W. Legg. 
Died January 7, 1888, age 68 years, 11 months. 

(Borodino.) 

Philetus B., son of William W. and Minerva A. (Prindle) 
Legg. Died October 12, 1841, age 7 months, 16 days. 



1S8 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

" Why dost thou fond parents grieve 
To wish the child that's dead to live? 
Why dost thou wish him back again 
To years of sorrow and pain? 
How could you wish the child you loved 
To leave those happy realms above 
To drag a tedious, wretched life 
In slavery, sickness, care and strife?" 

(Spafford.) 
Marion F. Legg, (son of Col. William W. and Minerva 
A. (Prindle) Legg) . Died March 26, 1888, age 44 years, 
11 months. 

(Borodino.) 
William Legg, (son of Moses and Mary Legg). Died 
November 2, 1856, age 60 years, 2 days. 

(He was a merchant at one time in Borodino, and traf- 
ficked extensively in real estate in this town. By his wife, 
Amanda Fulton, daughter of Robert and Sarah Fulton, he 
ha'd one child: Eunice, who married David Becker, son of 
Peter and Mary (Eadie) Becker, all dead, and buried in 
this cemetery.) 

(Borodino.) 
Amanda (Fulton), wife of William Legg. Died Sep- 
tember 4, 1856, age 53 years, 7 days. 

(Borodino.) 

LELAND. 

Esther (Newell) , wife of James T. Leland. Died January 
8, 1845, age 24 years. 

(She was a daughter of Stephen and Mary (Cuykendall) 
Newell. Her husband resided in Homer, N. Y. ; he is also 
dead.) 

(Borodino.) 

LEWIS. 

Joseph Lewis, (son of Jonathan, Jr. and Sarah (Barber) 
Lewis. Died February 16, 1838, age 86 years, 10 months. 

(Jonathan Lewis, Jr., of Exeter, R. I., married July 27, 
1744, Sarah Barber of Charlestown, R. I., and by her had 
six children : The first two in Richmond, and the last four 
in Exeter, R. I. : Daniel, bom July 12, 1745, married Lydia 
Barber, of Exeter, R. I., March 21 1770; John bom Novem- 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 159 

ber 10, 1746, married Amie Sheldon, of Exeter, September 
28, 1777 ; Jean, bom August 29, 1748 ; Joseph bom April 
7, 1750, married Mary Stanton of Foster, R. I., January 6, 
1774; Jonathan, (3rd) born August 15, 1752, married 
Martha Bowdish, August 12, 1779, and Benjamin, bom 
April 9, 1755, married Deliverance Cleveland, February 10, 
1780. 

Joseph Lewis (son of Jonathan), bom in Exeter, R. I., 
April 7, 1750, and died at Spafford, February 16, 1838, 
married at Foster, R. I., January 6, 1774, Mary Stanton, 
bom November 23, 1754, and died in Spafford, August 30, 
1831, and by her had nine children, born in Exeter, R. I. : 
Susannah, born November 22, 1775, married Stephen Wil- 
cox as his second wife, August 14, 1800 ; Job, born Septem- 
ber 10, 1776, married Margaret , died out West; 

Hannah, born November 18, 1779; R. Kenyon, born Feb- 
ruary 18, 1782, married and died out West; Joseph, born 
July 26, 1784; Mary (Polly), born October 25, 1786, mar- 
ried Easton Cole at Foster, R. L, December 6, 1807, died 
in Michigan; Benjamin Stanton born August 26, 1789, 
married Betsey Whiting, daughter of Dr. Jeremiah B. Whit- 
ing, died in Ohio; Charity, born October 27, 1792, married 
Ambrose S. Gillett, died out West; and John R., born 
January 17, 1798, married Roxana Moon, daughter of Silas 
and Anna Moon, died in St. Charles, Illinois.) 

(Lewis Yard.) 
Mary (Stanton), wife of Joseph Lewis, Died August 
30, 1831, age 76 years, 9 months, 7 days. 

" The head that oft the pillow prest, 
This aching head is now at rest. 
My flesh shall slumber in the ground 
'Till the last trumpet sounds. 
Then burst the chain with sweet surprise 
And in my Saviour's image rise." 

(Lewis Yard.) 
In memory of Mary Ann, daughter of John R. and Roxana 
(Moon) Lewis. Died March 18, 1831, age 6 years, 7 
months, 12 days. 

" When blooming youth is snatched away 
By death's relentless hand, 
Our hearts the mournful tribute pay 
Which pity must demand." 



160 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(John R. Lewis, son of Joseph and Mary (Stanton) 
Lewis, married Roxana Moon, daughter of Silas and Anna 
Moon and by her had the following : Joseph, married Sarah 
Eddy, daughter of John Eddy, he moved to Iowa ; Mary Ann, 
died young; Dr. Jamse, married South, resides in St. 
Charles, Illinois; Elizabeth, married Phineas Hutchens, 
Jr., he is dead and she resides at St. Charles, Illinois ; and 
John Perry, married Mary Berry, daughter of Zara and 
Sophia (Hillebert) Berry, both dead, she buried in Borodino 
Cemetery.) 

(Lewis Yard.) 

Mary (Berry), wife of J. Perry Lewis. Died April 2, 
1856, age 19 years, 4 months, 17 days. 

(Borodino.) 

Gerusha Mehitable (Angel) Lewis, (wife of Gershom 
Lewis) . Died June 2, 1856, age 52 years. 

(She was a daughter of Abraham and Anna Angell. Her 
husband, Gershom Lewis, was at the time of his decease a 
wagon maker at Spafford Corners; he is supposed to have 
been buried in this cemetery, but has no stone. He died of 
a cancer in the face. Mrs. Anna Angell, Mrs. Lewis' 
mother, is also buried in this cemetery. In her will, dated 
in 1834, and probated in 1839, she mentions her daughter, 
Mehitable Lewis, wife of Gershom Lewis, and Polly 
Sprague, wife of Peleg Sprague, as her only heirs.) 

Gershom Lewis died June 2, 1853, age 52 years. 

(Borodino.) 

LIEBER. 

Oliver Lieber. Born 1826, died 1892. 

(The Spafford family of Liebers were as follows, accord- 
ing to the statement of one of its members : Oliver, mar- 
reid Maria Nodine, daughter of Jeremiah W., Sr., and Maria 

(Strope) Nodine; James, married Clarissa ; Maria, 

married (1) Miles Riggles, and (2) Albin Coon of Thorn 
Hill; Rachel, married (1) a Mr. Preer, and (2) John 
Riggles of Georgetown, Madison County, N. Y. ; Henry, 
moved to Taylor, Cortland County, N. Y. ; Catherine, 
lived in Pennsylvania; Lorenzo; and George, who married 
Mary , moved West. 

Oliver Lieber by his wife, Maria Nodine, had the follow- 
ing children: Edward, went West, residence unknown; 



STAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 161 

Andrew, married Elizabeth Cole, daughter of Joseph L. and 
Philura (Lyon) Cole, contractor, resides at Spafford 
Comers, N. Y. ; Martin, married Lettie Applebee, daughter 
of Albert Applebee; Frank, resides unmarried in Spafford, 
N. Y.; and Thomas, married Susan Nearing, of Cardiff, 
N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 
Maria (Nodine), wife of Oliver Leiber. Bom in 1832, 
died in 1874. 

(Spafford.) 
Laurania, daughter of George and Mary Lieber. Died 
October 1, 1851, in her 17th year. 

(Spafford.) 
Francis M., son of James and Clarissa Lieber. Died May 
15, 1851, age 6 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Hattie E., daughter of James and Clarissa Lieber. Died 
January 12, 1852, age 8 months. 

(Spafford.) 
John E., infant son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Cole) 
Lieber. Bom in 1874, and died in 1876. 

(Spafford.) 

LOUNSBURY. 

George W., son of C. D. and Sarah Lounsbury. Died 
February 17, 1856, age 25 years, 11 months. 

(Dr. C. F. Lounsbury died at Navarino, N. Y., August 
10, 1884, age 53 years, 8 months.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

LYON. 

Harriet (Arnold) , wife of David T. Lyon. Died January 
9, 1862, age 68 years, 7 months, 10 days. 

(David T. Lyon was born at Ballston Springs, Saratoga 
County, N. Y., came to this town at an early date, and first 
settled at what is now known as Willow Dale, where he pur- 
sued his avocation of shoemaker, and where all his children 
were bom, except the two youngest, who were bom near 
Thorn Hill. From near Thom Hill he moved to Spafford 
Comers and remained for a number of years. After the 
death of his wife he moved to the town of Lyon, Michigan, 
where he died. He had a number of brothers and sisters. 



162 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

several of whom came to this town, but all finally moved 
away, among them were: Daniel, he married (1) Dorcas 
Darrow of Otisco, N. Y., and (2) Chirstie Ann Robertson, 
daughter of James and Isabel (Eadie) Robertson, and 
widow of Richard C. Goodrich, he finally settled in Otisco, 
where he died; Sally, married John Evans, he formerly 
resided on Lot 22, Tully, but finally moved away; Polly, 
married Uriah Roundy, Jr., son of Uriah and Lucretia 
(Needham) Roundy, they moved West; John; Samuel, he 
resided in Michigan, the town of Lyon in that State being 
named after him; Betsey, married Noah Hart of Detroit, 
Michigan ; and Baxter, married Mary Roundy, daughter of 
Uriah and Lucretia (Needham) Roundy. 

David T. Lyon, soon after his arrival in this town, 
married Harriet Arnold of Otisco, and by her had : Philura 
L., married Joseph L. Cole, son of Easton and Polly (Lewis) 
Cole; George W., married Cornelia Barker, daughter of 
Darius and Mary (Cooper) Barker, he is dead and his wife 
married for a second husband John Wallace; Charles B., 
born June 26, 1825, died 1893 or 1894, married Avaline Hill, 
daughter of Alexander and Ann (Kinyon) Hill, no issue; 
Cyrus S., married (1) Harriet Weston, and (2) Eliza J. 
Carr, resides in Spafford, N. Y.; Dr. John E., married Julia 
A. Wilson, he is dead, and buried in this cemetery, after his 
decease his widow married Joseph L. Cole, but is now 
deceased ; and Spencer K., married a Miss Baxter, he resides 
West. 

George W. Lyon, son of David T. Lyon, by his wife, Cor- 
nelia M. Barker, had five children : Ida M., married Martin 
Frink Gay, son of Barnett A. and Amanda F. (Smith) Gay, 
she is dead, and husband resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Rosa 
A., she died unmarried ; William Henry, married Harriet M. 
Brown, daughter of Jacob and Deborah (Morris) Brown, 
he was a soldier of the War of 1861, is now deceased and his 
widow and several children (George, Viola and Emerson) 
reside at Glen Haven, N. Y.; George Nelson, died young; 
and John E., also died young.) 

(Spafford.) 

Charles B. Lyon, son of David T. and Harriet (Arnold) 
Lyon. Bom June 26, 1825, died 1893 or 1894. (No stone.) 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 16f 

Geoge W. Lyon, (son ol' David T. and Harriet (Arnold) 
Lyon). Died Fobrauiy 3, 1864, age 43 years. 
" Gone Home." 

(Spafford.) 
George Nelson, son of Geoge W. and Cornelia M. 
(Barker) Lyon. Died January 27, 1855, age 1 year, 9 
months, 11 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Rosa A. Lyon, daughter of George W. and Cornelia M. 
(Barker) Lyon. Died May 10, 1883, age 23 years. 

(Spafford.) 
John E. Lyon, son of George W. and Cornelia M. 
(Barker) Lyon. Died March 9, 1855. 

(Spafford.) 
William Henry Lyon, (son of George W. and Cornelia M. 
(Barker) Lyon), Company " H," 185th Regt., N. Y. Vols. 
Inft. Died January 8, 1876, age 31 years. 
" Gfone but not forgotten." 

(Spafford.) 
Henry Emerson, son of William Henry and Harriet M. 
(Brown) Lyon. Died April 27, 1893, age 23 years. 
(He died unmarried.) 

(Spafford.) 
Dr. John E. Lyon, (son of David T. and Harriet (Arnold) 
Lyon. Died March 28, 1871, age 42 years. 
" Only waiting." 
(He was a physician and surgeon. He had no issue by 
his wife, Julia A. Wilson, who was from Homer. After his 
decease his widow married Joseph L. Cole for his second 
wife, but she is now deceased and buried in this cemetery. 
She has no stone. 

(Spafford.) 

MABIE. 

Martin Mabie. Died July 15, 1872, age 85 years, 4 
months, 5 days. 

(Martin Mabie resided in Cold Brook, on Lot 43, Tully; 
by his wife Gertrude he had: John, resided Norwich, 
Chenango Co., N. Y. ; Aaron, resided in Cortland, N. Y. He 
was a soldier of the War of 1861, dead; Maria, died un- 
married, buried in this cemetery ; Lucinda, married Thomas 
J. Taft, resides in South Spafford, N. Y. ; Hiram, dead ; and 



164 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Sarah, married Au^stin McKay, Jr., son of Augustin and 
Polly (Partridge) McKay, resides at Spokane, Washington.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Gertrude, wife of Martin Mabie. Died August 13, 1868, 

age 81 years, 6 months, 3 days. (Cold Brook.) 

"Maria" Mabie (daughter of Martin and Gertrude 

Mabie). Bom March 10, 1812, died September 29, 1884. 

(Cold Brook.) 

MAHAR. 

Mary E. (Shaw) , wife of Joseph J. Mahar. Died Decem- 
ber 22, 1878, age 43 years, 4 months, 23 days. 
" Gone but not forgotten." 
" And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. 
And there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, 
And crjdne:, neither shall there be any pain, 
For the former things are passed away." 

Rev. 21 Ch. 4 v. 
(She v/as a daughter of James Shaw, of Spafford Hollow. 
Mr. Mahar, after her decease, married a second wife from 
over the west side of Skaneateles Lake.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
MAPES. 

In memory of John Mapes, who died October 26, 1826, 
age 44 years, 9 months, 10 days. 

(There were several members of the Mapes family, that 
in early times resided in what is now the town of Spafford, 
but they all went away before 1836, and very little is known 
of them now. Among the names of those holding lands 
were: Anson; George, ("late of Walkill, Orange County, 
N. Y.") , wife Experience; John, wife Nancy; John, Jr., and 
Thomas, wife Eliza. Among those who have conveyed Spaf- 
ford lands, but who never lived in this town, were : Nathan 
Mapes and Nancy, his wife, of Southfield, Orange County, 
N. Y., from 1797 to 1818. Nothing more is known of this 
family.) (Spafford.) 

MANLEY. 

Jesse Manley. Died July 10, 1832, age 78 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Eunice, wife of Jesse Manley. Died April 20, 1853, in 

her 98th year. (Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES lft5 

James Manley, (son of Alanson and Margaret (Mills) 
Manley) . Died October 13, 1879, age 27 years, 7 months. 

(Borodino.) 

Wyllys Manley. Died March 15, 1852, age 74 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Russel Manley, (son of Wyllys). Died August 12, 1878, 
age 56 years, 6 months. 

(His first wife, Orpha, died in 1855, and he then married 
Mary E . In the petition for letters of adminis- 
tration upon his estate, made by his wife Mary E., dated 
August 27, 1878, mention is made of the following children : 
Rosalie, wife of Ulrick Eisde; Rosaltha Manley; Emeline, 
wife of Norris Maine, each of full age; Edith Manley, age 
18 years; Sarah B. Manley, age 14 years; and Willis Manley, 
age 12 years, all of Skaneteles, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Orpha, wife of Russel Manly. Died January 4, 1855, age 
27 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Elijah Manley. Died September 26, 1853, age 72 years, 
11 months. 

(His wife, Betsey, died in 1851. In his will, dated May 
28, 1853, probated February 2, 1854, he mentions no wife, 
but the following children : Maria Mear, wife of John Mear ; 
Samuel E. Manley; and Hananiah Manley; and Henrietta 
and Alfred Otis Legg, children of his daughter Maria, then 
deceased, who married Alfred W. Legg, son of Capt. Otis 
and Polly (Sabin) Legg. 

Samuel E. Manley (son of Elijah) , died in 1880, and in 
his will, dated August 16, 1880, and probated January 5, 
1881, he mentions no wife, father, mother, brother or sister 
(they all then being deceased) ; but the following nephew 
and nieces : Henrietta Selkirk of Bradley, Allegan County, 
Mich., and Alfred Otis Legg of Skaneateles, N. Y., children 
of his deceased sister, Maria (Manley) Legg; and Emily 
Briggs, of Omaha, Nebraska, daughter of his deceased 
brother, Hananiah Manley.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Betsey, wife of Elijah Manley. Died February 7, 1851, 
age 63 years, 8 months. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



166 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Elviia Manley, (daughter of Elijah and Betsey Manley). 
Died ] )ecember 24, 1837, age 32 years, 17 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
William N. Manley. Died September 23, 1888, age 80 
years, 21 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
James C. Manley. Died January 11, 1851, age 23 years, 
3 months, 14 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Luther Manley. Died January 9, 1824, age 66 years, 9 
months, 14 days. 

Hannah, wid< 
1835, age 78 yeai*s, 

Morris Manley 
months, 20 days. 



(Thorn Hill.) 
Hannah, widow of Luther ]!ilanley. Died October 7, 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Morris Manley. Died' September 9, 1812, age 21 years, 8 



(Thorn Hill.) 
MARSHALL. 

Sergeant Phineas B. Marshall (son of Lewis B. and Par- 
thena (Hutchens) Marshall, Ck). "D," 122 Regt., N. Y. Vols. 
Inft. Died at Washington, D. C. November 23, 1862, age 
21 years, 8 months. 

(Lewis B. Marshall married Parthena Hutchens, daughter 
of Col. Phineas and Betsey (Bocker) Hutchens, and by her 
had two children : Phineas B., died unmarried ; and Orpha 
Rosette, died young. After the decease of Lewis B. Mar- 
shall, who died before his son, his widow married Samuel 
Crane for a second husband. In the application for letters 
of administration upon the estate of Phineas B. Marshall, 
by his uncle, Simeon R. Marshall, in 1863, mention is made 
only of uncles and aunts as follows : Simeon R. Marshall, 
Margaret Thompson, Caroline Patterson, Louisa McKay, 
Phineas Hutchens, Orrin Hutchens and Lucy Bennett.) 

(Spafford.) 

Cyrenius Marshall. Died September 23, 1857, age 62 
years. 

(Borodino.) 

Orpha Rosette, daughter of Lewis B. and Parthena 
(Hutchens) Marshall. Died June 27, 1849, age 5 years, 8 
months. 

(Spafford.) 



STAJTORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTBS 167 

MARTIN. 
Aaron Martin. Died October 26, 1840, age 71 years. 
Lucy, wife of Aaron Martin. Died December 12, 1858 
age 92 years, 4 months, 4 days. 

(Borodino.) 
Lucy Martin, wife of John R. Martin. Died December 
17, 1840, age 31 years, 9 months, 10 days. 

(Borodino.) 
James Augustus, son of Lyman and Amanda Martin. 
Died March, 1849, age 11 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Lucy Maria, daughter of Lyman and Amanda Martin. 
Died August 10, 1850. 

(Borodino.) 
Rachel, wife of Wendall B. Martin. Died August 9, 1848, 
age 51 years, 11 months 27 days. 

(Borodino.) 

MASON. 

Abigail (Udell), wife of Hezekiah Mason. Died May 12, 
1836, age 73 years, 9 months. 

(The Masons of Spafford trace their descent from Samp- 
son Mason, shoemaker, who first appears upon the records 
of Dorchester, Mass., in 1651, Rehoboth, in the same State 
in 1657, and Swansea Mass., ten years later, where he 
remained until his decease in September, 1676. In religion 
he was a Baptist as were very generally his descendants. 
The name of his wife is not known, but the following are 
ascribed to him as his children: Sampson, Noah, John, 
Samuel, Sarah, Mary, James, Joseph, Bethiah, Isaac, Pela- 
tiah, Benjamin and Thankful. 

Isaac Mason (son of Sampson, Sr.), bom July 15, 1667, 
was a Deacon in the Second Baptist Church of Swansea, 
Mass., from the time of its organization in 1693 to the date 
of his death January 25, 1742. By his wife Hannah, he 
had the following children: Hannah, Mary, Isaac, Samp- 
son, Nathan, Oliver, Hannah (2), Benjamin and Mary; the 
first five born in Rehoboth and the balance in Swansea. 

Sampson Mason (son of Isaac and Hannah Mason), bom 
in Rehoboth, Mass., February 24, 1700, married Experience 
Lewis, and had the following children : Nathaniel, Nathan, 
Hannah, and Benjamin. 



168 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCTATION 

Rev. Nathan Mason (son of Sampson and Experience 
(Lewis) Mason), bom November 12, 1726, was a Baptist 
minister. He emigrated to Nova Scotia in 1763, but re- 
turned to Swansea about 1771. He finally settled in 
Cheshire, Burkshire County, Mass., where he died in 1804 
at the age of 80 years. Nathan Mason married July 10, 
1748, Elizabeth Wood, and by her had: Chloe, Hezekiah, 
Nathan, Elizabeth, Sampson, Daniel, Bethena, and Experi- 
ence ; the first four bom in Swansea, Mass. 

Hezekiah Mason (son of Rev. Nathan and Elizabeth 
(Wood) Mason), born at Swansea, Mass., November 18, 
1754, was also a Baptist minister, and for many years min- 
istered over the Baptist Church at Cheshire, Mass. He was 
an active and influential man, both in civil and religious 
affairs in the latter place. On December 9, 1795, he pur- 
chased four hundred and fifty acres of land in this town, on 
lot 68, Marcellus, on which his two sons, Avery and Asa, 
settled about June 18, 1804, but he never came here to 
reside; if he was ever here at all his stay was only tem- 
porary, supervising the settlement of his sons Avery and 
Asa. His first wife, Sarah, died at Cheshire, Mass., in 
June, 1811, and he married in the following November, 
Abigail Udell, widow of William Shelden of Shepherdtown, 
N. Y., where Mr. Mason had then taken up his abode. He 
continued to reside at the latter place until his decease, 
March 9, 1825, (age 71), his body being taken back to 
Cheshire for burial. His children were: Avery, married 
Sally Pierce of Rehoboth, Mass. ; Asa, bom March 21, 1782, 
died March 11, 1865, married (1) Chloe Bowen, bom in 
May, 1784, died March 17, 1811, buried old Borodino 
cemetery (Alexander Becker farm), no stone, and (2) Anna 
Shelden, daughter of William and Abigail (Udell) Shelden; 
Thurstin, married Mercy (or Phebe) Bourne; Anson, mar- 
ried Phelinda Mason, daughter of Levi Mason (third 
cousin) ; Hiram, married Maria Green, both died in Spaf- 
ford; Hezekiah, married Sybil Eddy; Chloe, married a Mr. 
Popple; Sally, married Samuel Martin, of Cheshire, Mass.; 
Hannah, married Jonathan Nichols; Freelove, married a Mr. 
Aldridge; and perhops two others whose names are not 
given. 

Mrs. Mason, before her marriage to Mr. Mason, had by 
her first husband, William Shelden, eleven children, some 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES IC9 

of whom came to this town and a record of whom appears 
in these notes under the name of Shelden.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Asa Mason, (son of Hezekiah and Sally Mason). Died 
March 11, 1865, age 83 years. 

(He was bom in Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Mass., March 21, 
1782, and married January 2, 1803, Chloe Bowen, who died 
March 17, 1811, and was buried in the old Borodino cemetery 
on the Alexander Becker farm, and (2) May 10, 1812, Anna 
Shelden, daughter of William and Abigail (Udell) Shelden. 
Mr. Mason came to town about June 18, 1804. By his first 
wife he had : Nancy, born January 22, 1804, married Feb- 
ruary 19, 1821, Harrison Pierce, son of Major Pierce, she 
died in Michigan ; Hezekiah, bom January 16, 1806, married 
(1) Betsey Chapman, and moved to Michigan, where he 
married a second time; Elay, born January 31, 1808, died 
young; and Destamona Adeline, born January 11, 1810, 
married (1) Mason Wood, and moved to Michigan, where 
she married a Mr. Harrington for a second husband, (by 
her second husband she had four children : Polk and Dallas 
(twins) , Maria, married a Mr. Baker, and Harriet E., mar- 
ried a Mr. Goss.) By his second wife, Anna Shelden, Mr. 
Mason had eight children : Philetus, bom July 6, 1814, died 
young; Chloe Ann, born March 29, 1816, died young; Laura 
Lavender, born June 9, 1818, died young; John Leland, bom 
January 27, 1820, married November 6, 1845, Phebe Newell, 
daughter of Stephen and Mary (Cuykendall) Newell ; James 
Russell, born June 6, 1821, married February 1, 1844, 
Betsey Ann Hicks, he is dead ; Darius Shelden, born April 
4, 1823, married December 26, 1849, Harriet E. Harvey, 
daughter of Paul and Sally (Hiscock) Harvey, he is dead; 
Chloe Ann (2) born January 25, 1825, married December 
27, 1849, Job Hsj-vey, son of Paul and Sally (Hiscock) 
Harvey, resides (1899) in Borodino, N. Y. ; and Sarah 
Abigail, bom September 28, 1835, died young.) 

(Borodino.) 

Chloe Bowen, wife of Asa Mason. Died March 17, 1811, 
age 26 years, 10 months. 

(She died of typhoid fever during the dangerous illness 
of her husband, and was buried in a small cemetery, now in 
disuse, on the Alexander Becker Farm. No stone.) 

(Old Borodino Cemetery.) 



170 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Anna Shelden, wife of Asa Mason. Died September 5, 
1867, in her 74 year. 

(Borodino.) 
James Russel Mason, son of Asa and Anna (Shelden) 
Mason. Born June 6, 1821, died November 7, 1882, age 62 
years. (No stone.) 

Hiram Mason, (son of Hezekiah and Sally Mason) . Died 
June 4, 1877, age 83 years, 5 months, 23 days. 

(He married Maria Green, and by her had: Sarah; 
Harriet; Elbridge E., married Almira Maxson, he is now 
deceased; Martin, married Laveme Maxson; Mortimer, 
married Esther Vail, resides in Borodino, N. Y. ; Jerome, 
married Julia Hill, daughter of William and Mary Jane 
(Vincent) Hill, no issue, resides Spafford, N. Y. ; Columbus; 
Hiram, and George W., the last three died unmarried.) 

Mortimer Mason (son of Hiram and Maria (Green) 
Mason), by his wife, Esther Vail, had: James, married 
Emma Burns, daughter of John Burns, resides near Boro- 
dino, N. Y.; Hiram, married Flora Yates, resides in Syra- 
cuse, N. Y.; and Ida, married Charles Briggs, resides in 
Skaneateles, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 
Maria Green, widow of Hiram Mason. Born October 3, 
1799, died February 24, 1890. 

(Spafford.) 
Elbridge E. Mason, (son of Hiram and Maria (Green) 
Mason. Died February 6, 1886, age 66 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Almira A. (widow) . Bom May 30, 1825, died April 21, 
1902. 

Anice E. Mason, daughter of Elbridge E. and Almira 
(Maxson) Mason. Died October 4, 1867, age 15 years. 

(Borodino.) 
George W., son of Hiram and Maria (Green) Mason. 
Died February 5, 1854, age 17 years, 6 months. 
" As quick as thought Death's arrow flew 
And pierced me to the heart." 
(He was drowned.) (Spafford.) 

MASTERS. 
Emma A., wife of Stephen Masters. Died December 2, 
1875, age 40 years, 10 months. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 171 

Adella A., daughter of Fred C. and Lydia A. Masters. 
Died May 5, 1886, age 4 months. 

(Fred C. Masters is a son of George and B. Masters.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
"Our Baby," Alfred William, son of George and B. 
Masters. Died April 2, 1881, age 7 months. 

(George Masters is a cousin of Stephen Masters.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

MAXSON. 

Reuben Maxson. Died January 20, 1883, age 77 years, 3 
months, 20 days. 

(He came to this town from Scott, N. Y., where his first 
wife, Polly, died. He married after coming here Emeline 
Pressey, daughter of Moses Pressey; she is also deceased, 
and buried in this cemetery. (She has no stone.) 

(Borodino.) 
Elizabeth, daughter of Reuben and Polly Maxson. Died 
December 16, 1861, age 15 years. 

(Borodino.) 

MAYBEE. 

(Maby on stone.) 
Thomas, son of Stephen and Phebe Maybee. Died Nov- 
ember 21, 1831, age 12 years, 9 months, 14 days. 

(Borodino.) 

MAYNARD. 

Caroline, wife of Milton Majniard. Died June 7, 1883, 
age 52 years, 5 months. 

(Milton Maynard married for a second wife Eliza Ben- 
nett, daughter of Stephen and Waity (Hill) Bennett.) 

(Borodino.) 
Mary E., wife of Adelbert Maynard. Died June 1, 1878, 
age 24 years, 5 months, 11 days. 

(Adelbert Maynard, son of Milton and Caroline May- 
nard, married (1) Mary E. Smith, and (2) Lydia Howe, 
daughter of Henry Howe.) 

(Borodino.) 
Henry, son of Moses and Sally Maynard. Died April 20, 
1842, age 5 years, 11 months. 

(Borodino.) 



171 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSefiATION 

McCAUSEY. 

Mary (Coon), wife of Charles McCausey. Died October 
13, 1859, a.ofe 44 years. 

" A faithful wife and mother.' 
(Charles McCausey, 1815-1901, married (1) Mary Coon, 

1816-1859, (2) Eggleston, and (3) Williams.) 

(Borodino.) 
McDANIELS. 

John McDaniels, (son of Timothy McDaniels). Died 
April 7, 1873, age 82 years, 8 months, 22 days. 

(According to family tradition Timothy McDaniels came 
to this country from Ireland, and settled in New York City, 
where he died of Asiatic cholera, leaving two small children : 
John and Bridget, who, after his decease, were taken to 
Goshen, Orange Co., N. Y., and reared in the family of 
Judge Wickham. Subsequently the daughter Bridget mar- 
ried George D. Wickham, the only child and son of her foster 
father. Judge Wickham. George D. Wickham became a 
large land holder, and among his other possessions owned 
the principal parts of Lots 44, Tullly, and Lot 14, Sempron- 
ius, in this town, and at an early date, John McDaniels, 
under a contract from his brother-in-law, Mr. Wickham, 
settled on the latter of said lots, and then on 100 acres on the 
northwest corner of the former of said lots, where he 
remained until the date of his decease. Before coming to 
this town, Mr. McDaniels (born July 15, 1790) married 
Polly Hankins (born August 31, 1793) , and by her had the 
following children: Eliza A., bom July 15, 1812, died 
March 16, 1867, married Jeremiah Whiting, she was buried 
in Scott, N. Y. ; George W., born August 31, 1814, died at 
Onondaga Valley, N. Y., March 13, 1898, married Elizabeth 
Winans, who also died at Onondaga Valley, N. Y., March 18, 
1898, at the age of 70 years; Caroline B., bom November 
13, 1816. died May 22, 1877, married Peter Ellis Taft, son 
of Ellis and Cynthia (Knapp) Taft, she was buried in 
Aubum, N. Y. ; Emily B., bora October 17, 1818, died May 
1, 1896, married Jerum Babcock, she was buried in Scott, 
N. Y.; John Nelson, born March 3, 1822, married Annls 
Perkins, daughter of Hopkins and Polly Perkins, wife dead 
and he was living in Buffalo, N. Y., in 1897 ; Bridget, bom 
June 6, 1824, died in February, 1894, married (1) Chris- 



8P AFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 178 

topher Deg-0, (2) Ziba D. Baker; Benjamin, bom October 
21, 1826, died December 15, 1891, married Cynthia Baker, 
daughter of Ziba D. and Sally Ann (Taft) Baker; Julia A., 
born February 22, 1829, married Joseph L. Cole, as his 
third wife, she is living in 1899 in Spafford, N. Y. ; Richard 

H., born June 24, 1831, married (1) , and 

(2) Mary Hopkins, living in 1897; Edgar B., bom July 30, 
1833, married and living in 1897 in Vermillion, S. Da. ; and 
Mary, born January 8, 1835, married Orrin Hutchens, son 
of Col. Phineas and Betsey (Bocker) Hutchens, no issue, 
residing 1899 in Spafford, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

Polly (Hankins) , wife of John McDaniels. Died Decem- 
ber 24, 1882, age 84 years, 3 months, 24 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Benjamin McDaniels, (son of John and Polly (Hankins) 
McDaniels) . Died December 15, 1891, age 65 years. 

(He married Cynthia Baker, daughter of Ziba D. and 
Sally Ann (Taft) Baker, and by her had one son: Charles 
B. McDaniels, born August 21, 1871, unmarried, residing 
at Spafford, N. Y., in 1899.) 

(Spafford.) 

John W., son of George W. and Elizabeth (Winans) 
McDaniels. Died February 13, 1866, age 12 years, 4 
months, 27 days. 

(Cold Brook.) 
McDUFFEE. 

In memory of Ruth McDuffee, (daughter of James 
McDuffee) . Died August 22, 1840. 

(James McDuffee was an Irishman, and by trade a 
carpenter.) 

(Borodino.) 
McKAY. 

Augustin McKay, (son of Sylvester and Elizabeth (Bos- 
tich) McKay). Died August 21, 1849, age 62 years, 2 
months, 13 days. 

(Sylvester McKay, born August 2, 1760, died in 1804, 
was a son of Alexander and Mary (Sackett) McKay. 

Alexander McKay, born February 19, 1732, died in 1812, 
was a son of Elkanah McKay, who, family tradition says, 
was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, about 1700. 



174 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Sylvester McKay, by his wife Elizabeth Bostich, had the 
following children : Silas, bom July 7, 1783, died July 30, 
1843; Philo, born July 28, 1785; Augustus, born June 8, 
1787, died August 21, 1849, married (1) October 15, 1809, 
Polly Partridge of Northampton, N. Y., and (2) June 16, 
1839, Julia Chappel, widow of Dr. Ithamer C. Day; Betsey; 
bom October 1, 1791 ; Joseph, bom July 12, 1789 ; Lois, born 
October 25, 1793; Polly, bom February 28, 1796; Daniel, 
July 18, 1798; and Sylvester, bom March 4, 1801, died in 
June, 1850, at Golden, N. Y. 

Augustin McKay (son of Sylvester and Elizabeth (Bos- 
tich) McKay), by his first wife, Polly Partridge, had the 
following children : Paulina Weed, born February 3, 1813; 
Frederick, born June 11, 1814, died August 12, 1881, mar- 
ried Louisa Hutchens, daughter of Col. Phineas and Betsey 
(Bocker) Hutchens October 8, 1837; Arzena, bom Febru- 
ary 10, 1816, died Mrach 16, 1849, married Alexander 
Churchell, son of James and Hannah (Dobbs) Churchell; 
Lydia Wood, born March 30, 1818, died June 14, 1843; Polly 
P., bom September 30, 1821, married Justin N. Knapp, hus- 
band dead, and she resides in Cold Brook, Spaff ord, N. Y. ; 
and Augustin, bom June 9, 1826, married Sarah A. Mabie, 
daughter of Martin and (Gertrude Mabie, he now resides 
1601 Boone Ave., Spokane, Washington. Mr. Augustin 
McKay had no issue by second wife ; he came to this town 
from Otisco, N. Y. 

Frederick McKay, (son of Augustin and Polly (Part- 
ridge) McKay, by his wife Louisa Hutchens, had two chil- 
dren: Perry, bom January 18, 1841, married (1) November 
18, 1869, Edna Brownell, daughter of Edward J. and Rachel 
(Martin) Brownell, and (2) Abby Arnold, widow of Albert 
Carr ; and Mary, born November 20, 1845, died August 31, 
1865, unmarried.) 

(Spafford.) 

Polly (Partridge) , wife of Augustin McKay. Died June 
7, 1838, age 54 years, 1 month, 26 days. 

" She has gone to a mansion of rest, 
From a region of sorrow and pain, 
To the glorious land of the blest 
Where she can never suffer again." 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 175 

Frederick McKay, (son of Augnstin and Polly (Partridge) 
McKay) . Died August 19, 1881, age 67 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Louisa (Hutchens), wife of Frederick McKay. Died 
May 2, 1883, age 67 years. 

(She was born in Spafford, October 19, 1815.) 

(SpafFord.r 
Mary, daughter of Frederick and Louisa (Hutchens) 
McKay. Died August 31, 1865, age 19 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Birdie, infant daughter of Perry and Edna (Brownell) 
McKay. Died July 12, 1871, age 3 days. 
" Only sleeping." 
(Edna Brownell, first wife of Perry McKay, is also 
deceased, and buried in this cemetery ; also one son, Irving, 
a youth, and a son, Rause. No stone.) 

(Spafford.) 
MEAR. 

Edward Mear. Died May 10, 1890, age 34 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
MELLEN. 

Maria H., wife of James K. Mellen. Died February 27, 
1853, in her 57th year. 

(James Mellen was a brother of Dr. David Mellen, of 
Hudson, N. Y., who married Mary Taft, sister of Bezaleel 
and Ellis Taft, of Cold Brook.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel K. and Ruth C. Mellen. Died 
March 5, 1839, age 6 months, 29 days. 

(Nathaniel K. Mellen was a nephew of Dr. David 
Mellen of Hudson, N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
MELVIN. 

Jabez Melvin. Died December 25, 1856, age 84 years. 

(By his wife Rebecca he had the following children: 
Abiathar, married (1) Jane Wallace, sister of William and 
cousin of John Wallace, and (2) Elizabeth Robertson, 
daughter of James J. and Isabel (Eadie) Robertson; 
Malinda, died unmarried; Leonard, died unmarried; and 
Samantha, died unmarried.) 

(Spafford.) 



l76 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Rebecca, wife of Jabez Melvin. Died November 7, 1845, 
age 73 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Abiathar Melvin, (son of Jabez and Rebecca Melvin). 
Died May 14, 1852, age 48 years, 28 days. 

" Dear companion, thou hast left us, 
And thy loss we deeply feel. 
But 'tis Gk)d that hath bereft us, 
He can all our sorrows heal." 
(By his two wives he had five children: Betsey Ann, 
died at 16 years ; Calvin A., died at 10 months ; two infant 
daughters died in infancy; and James J. Melvin.) 

(Spafford.) 

Jane (Wallace) , wife of Abiathar Melvin. Died May 31, 
1844, age 33 years, 28 days. 

" Afflictions sore a long time she bore. 
Physicians were in vain, 
'Till God did please to give her ease 
And take her from her pain." 

(Spafford.) 

Also two infant daughters of Abiathar and Jane (Wal- 
lace) Melvin. Died December 2, 1839, and December 23, 
1842. 

(Spafford.) 

Betsey Ann, daughter of Abiathar and Jane (Wallace) 
Melvin. Died November 28, 1857, age 16 years, 5 months, 
12 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Calvin A., son of Abiathar and Elizabeth (Robertson) 
Melvin. Died March 7, 1851, age 10 months, 13 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Malinda Melvin, (daughter of Jabez and Rebecca Melvin) . 
Died October 29, 1875, in the 67th year of her age. 

(Borodino.) 
Leonard Melvin, (son of Jabez and Rebecca Melvin). 
Died October 4, 1864, age 53 years, 5 months, 29 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Samantha Melvin, (daughter of Jabez and Rebecca Mel- 
vin) . Died May 23, 1884, age 70 years. 

(Borodino.) 



STAFFORD MORTUARY RICORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL N0TB8 l77 
MERRET. 

Elizabeth, wife of James Merrit, and daughter of James 
and Ann Martindale. Born at Reddington, England, 
October 13, 1791. Died March 29, 1845. 

(Borodino.) 

/ MILLARD. 

Abel Millard. Died October 25, 1885, age 39 years, 9 
months. 

(He was born in England.) 



(Thorn Hill.) 



MILLS. 



Alexander Mills. Died July 11, 1888, age 98 years. 
"Rest in peace." 

(Mr. Mills had a daughter, Margaret, who married Alan- 
son, Manley, and a son, Alexander, who never came to this 
town, but resided in Canada.) 

(Borodino.) 

In memory of Timothy Mills. Died April 21, 1818, age 
72 years, 5 months, 29 days. 

(His wife, Sophia, survived him. Letters of administra- 
tion were taken out upon his estate by his son, Isaac Mills, 
April 27, 1818.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

In memory of Sophia Mills, (wife of Timothy Mills). 
Died March 22, 1823, age 78 years, 7 months, 15 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Isaac Mills, (son of Timothy and Sophia Mills). Died 
February 20, 1863, age 83 years. 

(Isaac Mills married (1) Polly Berry, sister of Jonathan 
Berry, and (2) Prudy Hyde daughter of Oliver and Polly 
Hyde. In his will, dated December 19, 1855, probated May 
18, 1863. and in the petition presented to Court, mention is 
made of the following children : Timothy Mills of Marcellus 
(married Polly Wiltsie) ; Betsey Wiltsie of Palermo, Oswego 
County, N. Y. ; Ruth Johnson, of Cleveland, Ohio; and of 
his grandchildren : Julia S., and Helen Adelle Mills, children 
of his deceased son, Nelson Mills, formerly of Marcellus, 
N, Y. No mention is made of any children or descendants 
of his other deceased son, William Mills, who died in 1851. 



178 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Isaac Mills came to this town from Saratoga County, N. Y.,. 
where a part at least of his children were bom. He was a 
soldier in the War of 1812. 

Timothy Mills, (son of Isaac and Polly (Berry) Mills), 
bom in Saratoga County, N. Y., died in Marcellus, 
December 4, 1888, married Polly Wiltsie, she died Feb- 
ruary, 1892. Their son, George C. Mills, born at Marcellus, 
April 9, 1843, married Eliza J. Finch, who were father and 
mother of Frank B. Mills, the noted seed man at Rose Hill, 
in the town of Marcellus, N. Y., and also of William E. Mills, 
Postmaster at the same place. Frank B. Mills, bom at 
Thorn Hill, in the town of Marcellus, August 3, 1866, is 
one of the most remarkable as well as one of the most 
successful business men in the County of Onondaga; he 
married June 16, 1892, Grace Ackles, daughter of Samuel 
and Mary (Harvey) Ackles, of the town of Spafford, N. 'X. 
For a more extended account of Mr. Frank B. Mills' busi- 
ness career, see Bruce's Centennial History of Onondaga 
County, Vol. 2, page 31.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Prudy (Hyde), wife of Isaac Mills. Bom October 12, 
1790, died October 17, 1852. 

(Thom Hill.) 

William Mills, (son of Isaac Mills). Bom March 24^ 
1819, died March 20, 1851. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Nelson Mills, (son of Isaac Mills). Died February IS^ 
1857, age 25 years, 3 months. 

(Thom Hill.) 
MINER. 

Luke Miner. Bom September 11, 1767, died September 
2, 1839. 

(Mr. Miner came to this town from Victory, N. Y.; he 
was a saddler by trade. He died suddenly while eating 
dinner at Roundy's Tavern at Spafford Corners, on the 
occasion of a military company training. Nothing is known 
of his wife or of any children, except his son, Peres Miner^ 
who resided in this town and married Lucia Norton, 
daughter of David and Dinah (Wilton) Norton.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Peres Miner, (son of Luke Miner). Born August 4, 
1800, died November 1, 1851. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 179 

(Peres Miner, by his wife Lucia Norton, had the follow- 
ing children : Adeline, married Chandler B. Heath, of Trux- 
ton, N. Y.; Laura, married John P. Taft, son of Bezaleel and 
Nancy Ann (Palmer) Taft; Seymour L., married Aurella 
Atwater, (his son. Prof. H. F. Miner is now (1899) Prm- 
cipal of Skaneateles Academy) ; George W., married Phebe 
Potter of Taylor, both are now living, they have a son, Ben- 
ton, who lives at Union Valley, N. Y. ; Oscar P., married 
Julia Benson of Tyler, Cortland County, N. Y., where he 
has been Supervisor, he now resides in Cortland, N. Y., 
(they have two sons, Floyd B. and Carroll P. Miner) ; and 
Lucia A. Miner, married Isaac P. Brown of Taylor, who 
died in 1888 and left one child, Lucia. Peres Miner was a 
teacher and farmer. He was frequently called upon to act 
as School Commissioner and Inspector of Schools in his 
adopted town, and at all times was more or less prominent 
in town affairs. His wife, Lucia, after his decease, mar- 
ried Bezaleel Taft for his second wife, and subsequent 
thereto a Mr, Perry of Homer, for her third husband. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Lucia (Norton), wife of Peres^ Miner. Bom January 20, 
1809, died August 7, 1866. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Turner Miner. Died August 7, 1840, age 76 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

MOON. 

Benjamin Moon. Died August 25, 1873, age 60 years, 4 
months. 

(This inscription is in part repeated on the stone at the 
grave of Mr. Moon's wife, Jane, who was buried at Boro- 
dino. Mr. Moon is supposed to have been a son of Silas 
Moon, Sr., who also resided and died in this town.) 

(Spafford.) 

Jane, wife of Benjamin Moon. Died January 2, 1884, 
age 47 years, 5 months, 7 days. 

(Borodino.) 

(Silas Moon, Sr., came to this town early and resided on 
lot 41, Tully; by his wife, Anna, he had the following 
children: Roxana, married John R. Lewis, son of Joseph 
and Mary (Stanton) Lewis, she died in Illinois; Elizabeth, 
married Joseph Prindle, son of Samuel Prindle; Silas, Jr., 



180 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

married Anna ; Zenas, married Abigail ; 

and perhaps Benjamin, who married Jane , died 

and was buried in Spafford, as stated above. Silas Moon, 
Sr., and his wife, Anna, are supposed to have been buried 
in the Lewis Private Yard in Spafford. No stone. 

Zenas Moon, (son Silas, Sr., and Anna Moon), by his 
wife Abigail, had the following- children : Abigail, married 
Truman Brown of Thorn Hill, N. Y. ; Mary A., died un- 
married; Lucy, resides in Skaneateles, N. Y. ; Harriet A., 

died unmarried ; Alanson, married Elizabeth , (they 

were father and mother of William Henry Moon, who was 
a private in Company " I," 149th Regt., N. Y. Vols. Inft., 
in the war of 1861, was killed in the battle of Peach Tree 
Creek, Ga., July 20, 1864, and buried in the National Ceme- 
tery at Merietta, Ga.) ; and Wesley, married Theresa Gay, 
daughter of Barnet A. and Amanda F. (Smith) Gay, he 
resides in Spafford, N. Y.) 

Harriet A., daughter of Zenas and Abigail Moon. Died 
December 23, age 17 years. 

(Spafford.) 

Mary A., daughter of Zenas and Abigail Moon. Died 
October 20, 1862, age 28 years. 

(Spafford.) 

Cortiz A., son of Alanson and Elizabeth Moon. Died 

10, 1864, age 15 years, 8 months, 4 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Moses E., son of Wesley and Theresa (Gay) Moon. Died 
November 13, 1862, age 8 months, 15 days. 

' Taken from Earth to bloom in Heaven." 

(Spafford.) 

MOREY. 

Walter D., son of Charles and Sarah M. (Eddy) Morey. 
Died December 10, 1876, age 7 months, 17 days. 

(Mrs. Morey was a daughter of Richard M. Eddy; her 
husband probably came from Washington County, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

MORGAN. 

Flora A. Churchell, wife of William H. Morgan. Died 
June 13, 1885, age 33 years, 6 months. 

(Mrs. Morgan died in Scott, where her husband then 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES Igj 

resided; she was a daughter of George and Eveline (Nor- 
ton) Churchell.) 

(Borodino.) 
Flaurence, daughter of William H. and Flora A. 
(Churchell) Morgan. Died November 16, 1887, age 6 
years, 6 months. 

(Borodino.) 

MORRIS. 

Jane (Springer), wife of Samuel Morris. Died Decem- 
ber 29, 1875, age 84 years, 4 months, 28 days. 
" Dear Mother, we miss thee." 

(Samuel Morris, according to family tradition, came at 
an early date from the eastern part of this State, with a 
yoke of oxen, and settled at the head of the Gulf Road, in 
the Town of Sempronius, Cayuga County, N. Y. He had 
been married before coming to this part of the State, but 
had lost his wife, and nothing is knov/n of her or her 
children, if she had any. Soon after coming to Sempronius 
he married Jane Springer, and by her had the following 
children, all born in Sempronius: Deborah, born April 7, 
1815, married Jacob Brown, he is dead, and buried in this 
cemetery, and she is residing, in 1899, at Glen Haven, N. Y. ; 
Samuel, born January 8, 1817, married Laura Johnson of 
Washington County, N. Y. ; Simeon, bom June 30, 1818, 
married (1) Lavina Harrington, and (2) Polly Harrington, 
both daughters of John and Catherine Harrington of this 
town; Diadama, born December 2, 1821, married William 
Havens of Seneca Falls, N. Y.; Paulina, born May 1, 1825, 
married Reuben Barber, son of Rathbone Barber, Sr., and 
Roby (Wilcox) Barber; Uriah born March 6, 1827, married 
Frances Worden, daughter of Truman and Phebe (Har- 
rington) Worden, both residing in 1899 at Glen Haven, 
N. Y.; and Washington, bom March 9, 1829, married (1) 
Abigail E. Havens, daughter of Ebenezer and Laura 
(Pettis) Havens, and (2) Catherine Hibbard. Mr. Samuel 
Morris died and was buried in Sempronius, N. Y. 

Uriah Morris (son of Samuel and Jane (Springer) 
Morris), married Frances Worden, (bom September 8, 
1831) , and by her had the following children (all bom near 
Glen Haven) : William, born April 11, 1847, married 
Eunice Evans, of Townsend, Schuyler County, N. Y.. re- 



182 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

sides at Glen Haven N. Y., (four children, son and daughter 
living, and two dead, and buried in this cemetery, no stone) ; 
George, bom August 14, 1850, married Susan Wilber of 
Delhi, Delaware County, N. Y., resides in the Town of Niles, 
Cayuga County, N. Y.; Harrison, born August 19, 1852, 
died 1896, married Mary Barber, daughter of Rathbone, Jr., 
and Julania (Harris) Barber, (two living children : Blanche 
and Mattie), wife and children residing (1899) in Skan- 
eateles, N. Y. ; Edwin, bom May 13, 1855, married Flora 
Ripley, daughter of Amon J. and Harriet (Carr) Ripley, 
both residing in Spafford, N. Y. (large family of small 
children) ; Phebe Jane, born July 17, 1857, married Adel- 
bert Craig of Spafford, N, Y.; Julia, born November 29, 
1861, married George Raymond of Seneca Falls, N. Y. ; 
Joseph Arthur, bom October 3, 1866, married Edith Lan- 
ders of Niles, Cayuga County, N. Y.; and Freddie, bom 
April 18, 1873, married Nellie Fitzgerald of Syracuse, N. Y., 
resides at Glen Haven, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 
Harrison Morrison, son of Uriah and Frances (Worden) 

Morris. Bom August 19, 1852, died , 1896. No 

stone. 

(Spafford.) 
Guy E., son of Harrison and Mary (Barber) Morris. 
Died November 11, 1881, age 3 years, 21 days. 

(Spafford.) 

MORTON. 

Willie, son of Orson B. and Sarah A. (Bass) Morton. 
Died August 18, 1881, age 5 years. 

(Mrs. Morton was a daughter of William and Catherine 
(Eglin) Bass.) • ' 

(Borodino.) 

In memory of the life of Rev. Salmon Morton. Died 
January 22, 1822, in the 55th year of his age and the 23rd 
of his ministry. 
** The Truth he preached in health and life supported him 

In sickness and death, and when legions of Angels 

Can't confine him here, will be his song forever." 

(Thorn Hill.) 



SP AFFORD MC«TUABY RECtRDS VflTH iBBNEALOGICAL NOTES 188 

MORSE. 

Matthias Morse, (commonly called Moss), at an early- 
date resided at the foot of the " Bucktail," in Spafford 
Hollow, and had a wife and several children, the names of 
whom are not known, except his son John, and his 
daughter, Mary A., who married John Lansdown. He was 
the proprietor and manufacturer of " Morse's Salve." His 
brothers and sisters were: Voluntine, died unmarried; 
Joseph, died in Tully ; Ebenezer, of Homer, N. Y. ; John, of 
Tully, N. Y. ; Sally; Jane; and Isaac, who married Sally 
White and resided in Tully, N. Y. Matthias Morse's father 
was Joseph Morse, and resided in Mamakating, N. Y., where 
probably Matthias was bom. It is claimed that Matthias 
Morse was of the sixth generation in descent from Anthony 
Morse, who settled in Newbury, Mass., in 1635, as follows: 
Matthias, Joseph, Voluntine, Joshua, Robert, Anthony. 

MOSS. 

William Moss. Died June 2, 1881, age 51 years. 
(Mr. Moss came to this town from Marcellus, N. Y., and 
resided at the time of his decease on the Elias Jacobs Farm, 
in Spafford Hollow.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Julia L., daughter of William and Mary Moss. Died 
March 14, 1887, age 37 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

MOXEY. 

Charles Moxey. Died February 20, 1882, age 59 years, 
1 month. 

(Mr. Moxey was an Englishman; after his decease his 
widow , married Henry Hazzard of Scott, 

N. y.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

NASH. 

Orland M., son of William and Lydia Nash. Died 
December 6, 1841, age 1 year 1 months, 6 days. 

(Borodino.) 



184 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

NESBIT. 

Nancy (Wallace) Nesbit, (wife of Robert Nesbit). 
Died October 8, 1881, age 72 years. 
" Our Mother." 
(Nancy Wallace was bom in Ireland, and was the sister 
of John Wallace and Matilda Wallace, wife of Alexander 
Gordon, all of this town ; her husband, Robert Nesbit, died 
in Canada. She was the mother of James and William 
Nesbit, both residents of this town, the latter being a 
member of Company "G," 149th Regt. N. Y. Vols. Inft., in 
the War of 1861.) 

(Borodino.) 
Nor ah J., daughter of James and Jane Ann (Streeter) 

Nesbit. Died , 18 — , age 2 years, 6 months, 17 

days. 

" Our Baby." " Only Sleeping." 
(James Nesbit, son of Robert and Nancy (Wallace) 
Nesbit, married Jane Ann Streeter, daughter of William and 
Elizabeth (Russel) Streeter, formerly of Skaneateles, 
N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 
NEWELL. 

Stephen Newell. Died June 11, 1864, age 69 years, 9 
months, 6 days. 

(Mr. Newell was a Quaker, and resided on Lot 12, Sem- 
pronius, in this town ; by his wife, Mary Cuykendall, he had 
the following children: Henry, married Marion B. Skellie, 
daughter of William L and Elizabeth (Boughton) Skellie; 
Phebe, married John Leland Mason, son of Asa and Anna 
(Shelden) Mason, November 6, 1845; Mary, bom November 
27, 1833, died December 13, 1895, married Alexander 
Becker, son of Peter and Mary (Eadie) Becker, husband 
resides (1899) in Syracuse, N. Y. ; Martha L. Newell; 
Jenette Odell, of Clarence, Michigan; and Esther, married 
James L. Leland, she died January 8, 1845, age 24 years, 
and is buried in this cemetery.) 

(Borodino.) 

Mary (Cuykendall), wife of Stephen Newell. Died 
April 27, 1871, age 71 years, 3 months, 19 days. 
" We loved her." 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RBCX)RDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES Igg 

NEWVILLE. 

Abraham Newville. Bom 1788, died 1866. 
(He married Sarah Case, sister of Isaac Case, and by her 
had two children: Alexander C. and Clementha Judson 
Newville, both of whom died unmarried.) 

(Borodino.) 
Sarah Case, wife of Abraham Newville. Born 1788, died 
1838. 

(Borodino.) 
Alexander C. Newville, (son of Abraham and Saraii 
(Case) Newville.) Born 1816, died 1891. 

(Borodino.) 
Clemencia Judson Newville, (daug-hter of Abraham and 
Sarah (Case) Newville). Bom 1815, died 1879. 

(Borodino.) 

NICHOLS. 

Charles Nichols. Eied March 23, 1879, age 61 years. 
(He married Arvilla M. Case, daughter of Isaac and Mary 
Case, and by her had one child : Hattie M. Nichols, born in 
1867, she was still living at the time of her father's decease.) 

(Borodino.) 
Arvilla M. (Case), wife of Charles Nichols. Died March 
9, 1886, age 55 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Hattie May, only daug-hter of Charles and Arvilla M. 
(Case) Nichols. 

(She married, and resided in Homer or Cortland, N. Y. 
S. Smith.) 

(Borodino.) 
NILES. 

(For the Niles family see Bierce, under the letter B.) 

NOBLE. 

Margaret C, dauhgter of John and Sally (Stanton) 
Noble. Died October 1, 1844, age 21 years. 

(John Noble married Sally Stanton, daughter of John 
and Mary (Shearman) Stanton.) 

(Stanton Yard.) 

Seborah, daughter of John and Sally (Stanton) Noble. 
Died April 7, 1832, age 24 years, 11 months. 



186 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(John Noble was a brother of Benjamin Stanton's first 
wife, Sally Noble.) 

(Stanton Yard.) 
NODINE. 
Maria (Strope), wife of Jeremiah W. Nodine, Sr. Died 
April 22, 1876, age 80 years, 5 months. 

(Jeremiah W. Nodine, Sr., married (1) Maria Strope, 
daughter of Peter and Louisa Strope, and (2) Mary J. 
Higgles, daughter of Milo Higgles, and former wife of 
Orville Churchill. By his first wife he had the following 
children: Jeremiah W., Jr., married (1) a Stevens (2) an 
Alvord, and (3), Jane Williams, daughter of Abigail Wil- 
liams, (by the latter he had several children), he is dead, 
and buried in this cemetery, (no stone) ; James, died in 
1837 ; Andrew, was killed by a falling tree in 1843 ; Fred, 
married West and settled in Union, Oregon ; Nelson, married 
a Higgles and resides in Spafford; Maria, married Oliver 
Lieber, both died in Spafford; a daughter married a Mr. 
Wood and resides in Iowa ; and still another daughter, who 
married a Mr. Cummings of Onondaga, and is now a widow 
residing at Battle Creek, Mich. Jeremiah W. Nodine, Sr,, 
is also deceased and buried in this cemetery. (No stone.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
James Nodine, (son of Jeremiah W., Sr., and Maria 
(Strope) Nodine). Died April 13, 1837, age 20 years, 9 
months, 9 days.) 

" Stay, hasty youth, and view my tomb, 
Nor vainly boast of years to come. 
Your body made of brittle clay 
Will quickly fall and drop away." 

(Cold Brook.) 
Andrew, son of Jeremiah W. (Sr.) and Maria (Strope) 
Nodine. Died March 24, 1843, age 8 years, 6 months, 24 
days. 

(Cojd Brook.) 
Flora, daughter of Jeremiah W. (Jr.) and Jane 
(Williams) Nodine. Died July 18, 1878, age 1 year, 1 
month, 20 days. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Anna M., daughter of Jeremiah (Jr.) and Jane 

(Williams) Nodine. Died January 20, 1876, age 18 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 187 

NORTH. 

Alida Vandenburgh, wife of Benjamin F. North. Died 
May 1, 1851, age 71 years. 

" At Rest." 

(Thorn Hill.) 

NORTON. 

David Norton, (son of Ozias Norton) . Died June 2, 1860, 
age 87 years, 24 days. 

(Ozias Norton lived and died in Litchfield, Conn. He 
had: David, Moses, Ziba, Newton, Jonathan and perhaps 
others ; of these, David and Moses only came to this town. 

David Norton (son of Ozias), born at Litchfield, Conn., 
May 9, 1773, died in Spafford and buried in Cold Brook, 
N. Y., married at Litchfield, Conn., December 19, 1791, 
Dinah Wilton, born June 25, 1770, and by her had the fol- 
lowing children : Lucena, born June 23, 1792, died Novem- 
ber 21, 1880, married B Barber; Almira, born January 

15, 1794, died in Wellsboro, Penn., married Joseph Kibbie; 
Orenda, bom August 15, 1795, died December 28, 1817, 
married Philo Barber; Lauren, born July 11, 1797 (twin), 
died in Ohio, married Prudence Town ; Leonard, bom July 
11, 1797 (twin) died July 29, 1845, married Polly Barto; 
Clarissa, bom March 14, 1799, died October 7, 1864, married 
Daniel Pulsipher, moved with the Mormon Colony to Salt 
Lake, Utah ; Omer, born December 12, 1801, died August 13, 
1849, married Mary A. Bassett; Orange, bom July 21, 1803, 
he was drowned in Pickets' Mill Pond in Cold Brook, with a 
Pease and a Weston boy, June 24, 1816; Harvey, bom April 
25, 1805, died Febmary 15, 1885, married Sally Merry; 
Stephen, born May 9, 1807, died January 21, 1844 married 
January 24, 1828, Else Ripley, daughter of Jonathan and 
Ruth (Corey) Ripley; Lucia, born January 20, 1809, died 
August 7, 1886, married (1) Peres Miner and (2) Bezaleel 
Taft as his second wife ; Ziba, born September 18, 1810, died 
May 14, 1832, unmarried ; Seymour, born September 6, 1812, 
married Sally Lyman at Roulett, Potter County, Pa., Jan- 
uary 19, 1837, both residing (1899) in Spafford, N. Y.; and 
Samantha, born April 11, 1815, married Samuel Hall, now 
1897, residing in Illinois. From Litchfield, Conn., Mr. 
David Norton first settled in German, Chenango County, 



188 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSO«ATMN 

N. Y., and from there came to this town in 1814, and settled 
on what was afterwards known as the McDaniels Farm, in 
the northwest corner of lot 44, Tully, Cold Brook. From 
there he moved ot Truxton, N. Y., but died in this town. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Dniah (Wilton) , wife of David Norton. Died February 

7, 1844, age 73 years, 7 months, 13 days. 

' Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." 

(Cold Brook.) 
Sally Merry, wife of Harvey Norton, Died October 6, 
1839, age 29 years. 

" Gone but not forgotten." 
(Harvey Norton was a son of David and Dinah (Wilton) 
Norton.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Martha A., daughter of Lauren and Prudence (Town) 
Nbrton. Died October 19, 1835, age 7 years, 6 days. 
" Sleep on, sweet babe, and take thy rest, 
God called thee when he saw it best." 
(Lauren Norton was a son of David and Dinah (Wilton) 
Norton.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Stephen Norton, (son of David and Dinah (Wilton) 
Norton) . Died January 21, 1844, age 36 years. 

(Stephen Norton married Else Ripley, daughter of Jona- 
than and Ruth (Corey) Ripley, and by her had two children : 
Vinal, resides at Brookins, Brookins County, Dakota; and 
Parmenas, married Sarah Viola Rice, daughter of Thomas 
and Mary (Homan) Rice, and resides in Spafford, N. Y. 
These two sons were brought up by Seymour Norton, their 
uncle.) 

(Spafford.) 
Elsie (Ripley), wife of Stephen Norton. Died January 

8, 1844, age 36 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Esther, daughter of Erastus and Mary (Isdell) Norton. 
Died March 2, 1856, age 5 years, 20 days. 

(Erastus Norton was a son of Moses and a grandson of 
Ozias Norton, both of Litchfield, Conn. Moses Norton 
married Percy Barber, and came to this town at an early 
date and settled on Lot 33, Tully, and from there moved to 
Eaton Rapids, Mich., where he died. His father, Ozias^ 



aPAFFORD MORTUARY lECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES ]89 

it is claimed, was a soldier in the Revolution, and that Moses 
was a soldier in the War of 1812. By his wife, Percy- 
Barber, Moses Norton had the following children, part or 
all of whom were born in this town: Lauren, married 
Lydia Bacon, daughter of John Bacon; Everis, married 

Catherine Picket; Harmon, married Pullman; Bird, 

married and resided West; killed in War of 1861; 
Philo, married and resided West; Erastus, born September 
3, 1818, dead, married Mary Isdell, daughter of Andrew and 
Mary (Harris) Isdell, wife resides in SpafFord, N. Y. ; Peris 
L., married Sarah A. Thayer, daughter of Sanford W. G. 
and Sally (Miner) Thayer; Theda, married Peter Picket; 
Esther, married Royal Pulsipher; and Amanda, married a 
Mr. Williams, of Appalaccean, Pa. 

Erastus Norton, (son of Moses and Percy Barber Norton) 
married in Spafford, Mary Isdell, and by her had the fol- 
lowing children, all born in Spafford: Emily, married 
Charles Burdick, son of Christopher A. and Eugenia Jane 
(Nash) Burdick, resides in SpafFord, N. Y. ; Mary Jane, 
resides at home, unmarried; Willard, married Mary A. 
Doty, daughter of Warren and Emily (Tinkham) Doty, 
(they have one daughter, Angeline, unmarried), resides in 
Homer, N. Y., Carpenter, member of 122d N. Y. Vols. Inft., 
War of 1861, has been Supervisor of this town; Perry, mar- 
ried Nancy Van Benschoten, she is dead, four children — 
he was a member of Company I, 149th N. Y. Vols. Inft., 
War of 1861, resides at Glen Haven, N. Y. ; Helen, married 
Wallace Gordon, husband dead, she resides in SpafFord, 
N. Y. (two children, Edith and Maud) ; Ida, married 
Charles Emerson Barker, son of William and Betsey Ann 
(Knapp) Barker, residing at SpafFord (one child), Merritt 
C. Barker, attending a medical college at Cleveland, 0. ; and 
Bruce Isdell, married Mary Howard, of Gloversville, N. Y. 
(no issue) . Erastus Norton was a carpenter by trade, has 
been Town Collector and To^vn Clerk.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Myron, son of Lauren and Lydia (Bacon) Norton. Died 
August 4, 1832, age 8 years, 1 month. 

" So fond desires are often crossed. 
And parents' hopes in death are lost." 

(Lauren Norton was a son of Moses and Percy (Barber) 
Noton.) (Cold Brook.) 



190 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(Robert Norton married Susan Hill, sister of Alexander 
Hill, formerly of Scott, N. Y., and came from Cambridge, 
Washington County, N. Y., and settled on Ripley Hill, near 
the county line. This family is supposed to have buried 
its dead in Scott, N. Y., but by reason of its connection with 
Spafford families, its record is given here. The children of 
Mr. and Mrs. Norton, as shown by the public records were : 
Horace, married (1) Prudence Frink, and (2) in Scott, 
N. Y., in 1898 he resided in San Francisco, Cal.; Peter, 
resided in San Francisco, Cal. ; Reuben, resided in San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. ; James Hill, married Charlotte Barker, daughter 
of Darius and Mary (Cooper) Barker, died in 1879, and 
left no wife or issue ; Harriet, married Dr. Robert Sidney, 
she died in Scott, N. Y. ; Mary A. Norton, resides in Scott, 
N. Y. ; Eveline, married George Churchell, son of Peter and 
Lucinda (Crane) Churchell) ; Angeline, married Horace 
Prindle, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Moon) Prindle, hus- 
band dead and she resides in Syracuse, N. Y.; Edward, 
married and resided West.) 

NYE. 

In memory of Joshua Nye, who died April 27, 1811, in 
the 43rd year of his age. 

(Old Borodino Cemetery.) 

O'FARRELL. 

William O'Farrell. Died December 11, 1863, age 79 
years, 3 months, 14 days. 

(William O'Farrell came to this town before 1814, and 
settled that year on Lot 24, Tully, in Spafford Hollow, where 
he remained until his decease; by his wife Dinah, he had 
the following children ,as appears by his will, dated Feb- 
ruary 28, 1863, probated March 14, 1864 : Elihu A., died 
unmarried; Francis A., he was a minister; William M., 
married (1) Esther Rainey, daughter of Robert Rainey, and 

(2) Clara , he died in Tully, December 2, 1869, 

(leaving two children: Esther, wife of James Stuckey of 
Marcellus, and Chester H. O'Farrell, also of Marcellus, 
N. Y.) ; Rev. David M. D., he married and moved to Illinois, 
(leaving one daughter here, who married Menzies Stebbins 
of Bromley, (Otisco Hollow), who died in February, 1899) ; 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 191 

John W., married a Soper ; Maria, marriejd Alanson Bouhan ; 
Catherine, married Noah Parmele; Caroline, wife of Milo 
E. Jacobs, son of Elias and Betsey G. Jacobs, they moved 
West; and Henry F. O'Farrell. Mr. O'Farrell was a man 
of prominence in town affairs, and at various times held 
responsible town offices, among which were: Supervisor, 
Assessor, Overseer of the Poor, Commissioner of Highways, 
Collector, Constable, and Justice of the Peace. 

There was another William O'Farrell, who also resided in 
Spafford Hollow, but how related to the foregoing family, 
if at all, is not known. In his will, dated February 3, 1868, 
probated September 27, 1869, and in the application for 
its probate, no mention is made of any wife or children 
but of the following: Mary O'Farrell, his mother, of Mel- 
rose, Canada; Mary Pitt and John O'Farrell, his sister and 
brother, of Melrose, Canada; Joanna Ryan, his sister, of 
New London, Canada; John, Rhoda and Maria Sullivan, of 
Ireland, children of his deceased sister, Nancy Sullivan ; and 
Joseph, Daniel, Mary and Margaret O'Farrell, of New 
London, Canada, children of his deceased brother, Patrick 
O'Farrell. One of the witnesses to this latter will was 
Adeline Stebbins, the daughter of Rev. David M. D| 
O'Farrell, son of the first William O'Farrell, above 
described.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Dinah, wife of William O'Farrell. Died August 29, 1868, 
age 87 years, 1 month, 13 days. 

" Peaceful in life, triumphant in death." 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
F. Garretson, son of Rev. David M. D. and A. O'Farrell. 
Died September, 1844, age 2 years, 1 month, 4 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Charles W., son of Rev. David M. D. and A. O'Farrel. 
Died October 20, 1850, age 1 year, 17 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Esther (Rainey), wife of William M. O'Farrell. Died 
January 31, 1862, age 54 years, 8 months, 23 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
William Emory, son of William M. and Esther (Rainey) 
O'Farrell. Died October 1, 1855, age 23 years, 4 months. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



l92 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Charlotte C, daughter of William M. and Esther 
(Rainey) O'Farrell. Died November 7, 1857, age 19 
years, 1 month, 4 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
' John R., son of William M. and Esther (Rainey) 
O'Farrell. Dated February 6, 1859, age 24 years, 1 month, 
23 days. (Spafford Hollow.) 

OLMSTEAD. 

Timothy Olmstead. Born in Litchfield, Conn., August 3, 
1772. Died April 27, 1855, in the 83rd year of his age. 

(In the application for letters of administration upon his 
estate, made by his son, Hirah Olmstead, then of Onondaga, 
N. Y., mention is made of his widow, Abigail Olmstead, and 
his children: Ebenezer, of Galway, Saratoga County, 
N. Y. ; Alpheus, of Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin ; Sally, 
Randall; and Isaiah Olmstead, both of Spafford, N. Y.; 
Hirah, the petitioner, and also mention is made of grand- 
children (without naming them), who were children of 
Chloe Chase and Elijah B. Olmstead, his deceased daughter 
and deceased son. His widow renounces in favor of the 
petitioner, who received letters.) 

(Borodino.) , 

Abby J., wife of Isaiah Olmstead. Died February 2, 
1885, age 74 years. 

(Isaiah Olmstead was a son of Timothy and Abigail Olm- 
stead.) 1810-1892. 

(Borodino.) 

Charles H., son of Isaiah and Abby J. Olmstead. Died 
October 1, 1839, age 3 years, 17 days. 

(Borodino.) 

Jerry Olmstead. (Jere on stones.) Died December 18, 
1846, age 84 years, 11 months, 18 days. 

(Among his children by his wife, Mercy, was Isaac Olm- 
stead, who married Eunice Case, daughter of Isaac and 
Polly Case.) 

(Spafford.) 

Mercy, wife of Jerre Olmstead. Died April 29, 1861, age 
92 years, 9 months, 13 days. 

(Spafford.) 



^AFFORD MORTUARY RHCORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 193 

Isaac Olmstead, (son of Jerry and Mercy Olmstead). 
Died May 25, 1890, age 81 years, 9 months. 

(In his will, dated March 5, 1887, probated June 16, 1890, 
Isaac Olmsted mentions his wife Eunice, and his children : 
Jeremiah, married Lavina Fish, of SpafFord, N. Y. ; Mary J., 
married Francis Ide, son of Henry and Harriet (Colton) 
Ide, of Spafford, N. Y., and his grandchildren : Eva, David, 
Isaac, Lee, and Jay Olmstead, Adda Streeter, Pearley Olm- 
stead, and Grant Ide, all of Borodino, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 
Eunice (Case), wife of Isaac Olmstead. Died April 24, 
1893, age 81 years, 3 months. 

(Borodino.) 
Frank, son of Jeremiah and Lavina (Fish) Olmstead. 
Died June 1, 1861, age 3 years, 2 months, 10 days. 
" No sweeter flower did ever bloom, 
Nor lovelier infant find a tomb." 

(Spafford.) 

OLMSTED. 

Elisha F. Olmsted. Bom May 10, 1805, died March 19, 
1886. 

(He married Harriet Calkins, sister of Charles Calkins, 
and had one son, Parmelie Olmsted. He was not known to 
be related to the other Olmstead families of this town.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Harriet (Calkins), wife of Elisha Olmsted. Born De- 
cember 7, 1807, died January 4, 1893. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

ORTON. 

Rachel (Fisher) , wife of Osmor Orton. Died September 
13, 1842, age 62 years, 2 months, 5 days. 

(Osmor Orton, before 1817, settled on Lot 2, Tully, in 
Spafford Hollow, just south of Otisco Lake and west of the 
inlet to that body of water; he married Rachel Fisher, 
daughter of Amos and Margaret Fisher, and is supposed to 
have had by her the following children: John, married 
Lydia Ann Collins, daughter of John and (Lucy Burdick) 
Collins, he and his wife died in Michigan; Zenas, married 
Sally , he died in Spafford, N. Y.; Henry, moved to 



194 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Preble, N. Y. ; and Clarissa, who died in Michigan, un- 
married. There may have been others. Uriah Roundy 
thinks Osmor Orton had other children: Amos, Nelson, 
Sally, Lucy, Louisa and Philip.) 

(Davis Yard.) 

^enas Orton, (son of Osmor Orton and Rachel (Fisher) 
Orton). Died February 21, 1862, age 63 years, 4 months. 

(Uriah Roundy says: Zenas Orton married (1) Hannah 
Coon , and (2) the widow Harris. His daughter, Olive, 
married Tensart Wilbur, she died 1899, at the age of 77 
years.) (Borodino.) 

Orson E., son of Zenas and Sally Orton. Died April 15, 
1855, at 17 years, 8 months, 20 days. 

(Borodino.) 
OSTRANDER. 

Ann Eliza, daughter of Peter and Nancy (Williamson) 
Ostrander. Died December 30, 1851, age 2 months. 

(John L Ostrander, Jr., son of John I. and Catherine 
Ostrander of Albany, N. Y., married Anna Muer (Soctch), 
and by her had the following children : John, v/as a printer, 
and died of cholera in New Orleans, La. ; Ames, was killed 
in the Mexican War; Peter, married Nancy Williamson, 
daughter of Cornelius and Eliza (Ostrander) Williamson, 
he was a printer by trade; William H., married Renett 
Weed of Albany, N .Y., he was a merchant and accountant, 
and resided in Tully, N. Y., he at one time was in a bank 
at Skaneateles, N. Y. ; Alexander, married Mary King of 
Suffield, Hartford County, Conn., he was a harness maker 
and resided in Tully, N. Y. (They were father and mother 
of George A. Ostrander of Syracuse, N. Y., who died 1915) ; 
Philip, married and resided in Syracuse, N. Y., member of 
Company " A," 149th N. Y. Vols. Inft., engraver by trade, 
dead; Robert, married Anna Russel of Hartford, Conn., 

harness maker and teacher; Thomas, married , 

his wife, after his decease, married Charles Tallman, of 
Syracuse, N. Y., as his third wife; Gloriana; Catherine, 
married Harvey McCune; and Eliza, married Charles Tall- 
man, of Syracuse, N. Y. Mr. Peter Ostrander came from 
Albany to Tully, but at one time resided on a cross road 
in Spafford Hollow, according to a statement of William M. 
Tuttle, formerly of Otisco Hollow, now of Vesper, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 



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OWEN. 

Timothy Owen. Died April 27, 1878, in his 92nd year. 

(In an obituary notice, published at the time of his 
decease, it was stated that, " he was born at Tyringham, 
Mass. ; moved with his parents to Navarino, N. Y., when he 
was 15 years of age; two years later he worked clearing land 
at the foot of Skaneateles Lake, where the village of that 
name now stands; he then went to Sempronius, where he 
lived four years, and then bought the farm knov/n as the 
Owen farm, one and one-half miles north of Stafford Cor- 
ners, where he resided until 1857; he then moved to Boro- 
dino, where he lived until his death. July 16, 1842, he 
joined the Free Will Baptist Church. By his wife, Lydia, 
he had one daughter, Polly Ann, who married George W. 
Breed, son of Rufus and Mehitable Breed.) 

(Borodino.) 

Lydia, wife of Timothy Owen. Died June 21, 1870, age 
83 years. 

(Borodino.) 

In an application for a pension by Daniel Owen of Spaf- 
ford, dated September 1, 1820, he makes the following 
claim: That he served in the War of the Revolution as 
a member of Capt. William Hull's Company, in the Regi- 
ment commanded by Col. Charles Webb, of Connecticut 
Troops, in the service of the United States; that he served 
for the period of one year and vfas discharged at Morris- 
town, N. J., in 1776; that he had a wife, Lydia, and a 
daughter and a granddaughter, who resided with him in 
Spafford. The Connecticut records show that the regiment 
in question, during the time stated, served for a short time 
along the coast of Long Island Sound, then, on requisition of 
Washington, was accepted as Continentals and ordered to 
Boston, where it remained until the evacuation of that place 
by the British. The regiment was then marched to New 
York, and took part in the battle of White Plains, and then 
at Trenton, N. J. The Martyr Spy, Capt. Nathan Hale, 
executed by the British in New York City, was a member 
of this regiment. 

Mr. Owen purchased, on March 17, 1824, eighteen acres 
of land on the Nunnery road, on Lot 12, Sempronius ; these 
lands were afterwards conveyed by his widow, Lydia Owen, 
and his daughter, Eunice C. Snyder, then of Cortland. N. Y., 



196 •NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

March 31, 1841. After his decease his pension was con- 
tinued to his widow, who was on the pension list in 1841 
and 1842, and therein described as of Spafford. 

PALMER. 

Amos Palmer. Died June 9, 1823, age 50 years, 7 
months. 

(Amos Palmer, born October 29, 1772, according to family- 
tradition was from Rhode Island, came from there first to 
Brookfield, Madison Co., N. Y. After a short residence at 
the latter place, he moved to the East Side Hill, in this town, 
on or before 1809, and remained there until he moved to 
the farm now occupied (1899) by Arthur Hall, on Lot 23, 
Sempronius, September 22, 1822. By his wife, Mary- 
Barber, bom July 27, 1771, and whom he married Octolber 
4, 1795, he had the following children: Charity, born 
October 25, 1796, married Benjamin Hewett, May 16, 1830; 
Polly, bom April 9, 1798, married John Churchell, April 14, 
1818; Amos, Jr., bom October 1, 1800, died young; Daniel, 
bom May 30, 1804, married Betsey Oliver, March 21, 1827; 
Willet, bom May 2, 1806, married Mercy Babcock, February 
10, 1834, resided in Skaneateles, N. Y.; Reuben S., bom 
September 12, 1809, married Hannah Hall, November 29, 
1834, resided in Spafford, on the old homestead and died 
without issue; James V., bom May 24, 1811, married 
Lydia Belknap, February 20, 1833, resided in Auburn, 
N. Y.; Sally, bom September 18, 1812, married Edward 
Robinson, January 1, 1845; Julania, bom June 19, 1815, 
married Ira Babcock, April 13, 1834; and Hezekiah Gorton, 
born May 1, 1817, married Cynthia Capron, daughter of 
Benjamin Capron, September 29, 1840. 

(Spafford.) 

Mary Barber, wife of Amos Palmer. Died November 5, 
1845, age 74 years, 3 months, 3 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Reuben S. Palmer, (son of Amos and Mary (Barber) 
Palmer) . Died April 21, 1883, age 73 years, 7 months, 8 



(Spafford.) 
Hannah Hall, wife of Reuben S. Palmer. Died January 
2, 1875, age 69 years, 1 month, 5 days. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 197 

(She was bom November 27, 1805, and was the daughter 
of Samuel and Elizabeth (Macumber) Hall.) 

(Spafford.) 

Joel Palmer. Died February 2, 1841, age 71 years, 8 
months, 17 days. 

" And he shall be like a tree planted by the river of water 
That bringeth forth his fruit in his season." Etc. 

(Mr. Palmer came to this town early, but his first 
recorded deed transaction was of 270 acres, on Lot 31, Tully, 
dated April 29, 1816. He afterwards owned land on lots 
1, 22, 32, 33 and 41, Tully. By his wife. Amy, he is known 
to have had at least two children: Randall, married 
Meribah Ripley, daughter of Jonathan and Ruth (Corey) 
Ripley; and Hosea, married Sophia Burdick, daughter of 
Thompson and Tabitha (Wilcox) Burdick, when married he 
first went to house keeping on the northwest corner of Lot 
32, Tully, in a house long since gone to decay, on a small 
farm then reached by a private way, and now entirely 
isolated from any highway ; from there he moved to Pennsyl- 
vania, where he died ; his widow then came to Scott, N. Y., 
where she died and was buried in Seventh Day Baptist 
cemetery at the latter place. 

Hosea Palmer (son of Joel and Amy Palmer) , by his wife, 
Sophia Burdick, had four children : Adison ; Tabitha Ann, 
married Hosea Borden Potter , son of Stillman Potter ; 
Barton, died unmarried ; and Lucy, married Porter Brown ; 
all of Hosea's four children resided in Scott, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

James M., son of Randall and Meribah (Ripley) Palmer. 
Died July 30, 1826, also his twin brother, died February 3, 
1837. 

" Sleep on, sweet babes, and take thy rest, 
God called thee home when he thought best." 

(Randall Palmer, son of Joel and Amy Palmer, married 
Meribah Ripley, daughter of Jonathan and Ruth (Corey) 
Ripley. His wife was born February 6, 1803, and died in 
Scott, N. Y., where she was buried in the Seventh Day 
Baptist Cemetery at that place.) (Spafford.) 

In memory of Mrs. Samantha Palmer, consort of Mr. 
Dyer Palmer. Died September 20, 1826, age 23 years. 

(In 1826, at the time of the decease of his wife, Mr. 
Palmer resided on the East Side Hill, on Lot 13, Sempronius, 



198 ONONBAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

but in 1829, when he sold the lands he owned on that lot, 
he resided in Homer, N. Y., and his second wife, Sabrina, 
joined him in the deed.) 

(Stanton Yard.) 

Lyman Palmer, son of Dyer and Samantha Palmer. Died 
April 3, 1826, age 10 months, 10 days. 

(Stanton Yard.) 

No genealogy of Spafford families would be complete 
without reference to Gilbert Palmer and his son, John 
Palmer, who were, without question, the first settlers within 
the limits of the present town, although we have no recora 
that any dead of this family were deposited in any of our 
cemeteries. Mr. Joshua V. H. Clark, in his excellent history 
of the County of Onondaga, says : Mr. Palmer came here 
in the Fall of 1794 from Dutchess or Westchester County, 
N. Y., and settled on Lot 76, Marcellus, for which he served 
as a soldier in the Revolution, and he gives a very graphic 
description of an accident which befell his son, John, by the 
felling of a tree, etc., a story which is familiar to all readers 
of that and subsequent histories of this county. We Have 
no data at hand to prove the incorrectness of the date which 
Mr. Clark fixes, as the time of Mr. Palmer's arrival here, 
but as he is incorrect in some of his statements about Mr. 
Palmer, we think it possible he may have been misinformed 
on that subject. His deed of Lot 76, excepting State's Hun- 
dred Acres, is dated September 21, 1792, and is from 
Thomas Ostrander, the original soldier, who served for the 
lot. In this deed he is described as a farmer from York- 
town, or Amawalk, Westchester County, N. Y. Mr. Palmer 
probably was a soldier of the Revolution, and we are 
inclined to the belief that he came originally from Connecti- 
cut, where his name appears (or another of the same name) 
in the Militia of that State, for the reason that many of the 
Palmers in this State came originally from Stonington, 
Conn. The name of Gilbert Palmer also appears in the 
Militia of this State, and he possibly may have served in 
both States ; but no Gilbert Palmer served in New York in 
any regiment or levy, entitling him to draw bounty lands in 
this State. It seems to us more probable that Palmer came 
here earlier than the Fall of 1794. He conveyed from time 
to time the lands which he owned, but in no conveyance was 
he joined by a wife; he was probably a widower while he 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH OBNEALOGICAL NOTES 199 

resided here. In one deed of lands on lot 76, he conveyed 
to a Samuel Palmer, — this was in 1806, — but the next year 
the latter and wife, Elizabeth, conveyed away these lands, 
and no more is known of Samuel, or of any record that the 
two Palmers named in this deed were related to each other. 
In his deeds to John Palmer he speaks of him as his son. 
We have no record of any children of Gilbert Palmer other 
than his son, John, and all we know of him is, that he came 
from Westchester County, was a tailor, resided on Lot 76, 
Marcellus, until about 1814, that he then sold out and moved 
into the village of Borodino, and carried on his avocation of 
tailor there until the Spring- of 1819, and then moved to 
Hannibal, Oswego County, N. Y. Mr. Clark says Gilbert 
Palmer died about 1839. It is possible that he and his son, 
John, both died in the latter place. The given name of 
John Palmer's wife was Rachel. 

A Mr. Ziba Palmer, at an early date, resided in Spafford 
Hollow, near the head of Otisco Lake, who is credited 
with a family of twenty-two children, but of him we have 
no further record. 

PAKKER. 

Samuel Parker. Died October 25, 1853, age 67 years. 
(Mr. Parker came to this town from Greenwich, Wash- 
ington County, N. Y., and first settled on what is now known 
as the Breed farm, on Lot 11, Tully, where he lost his first 
wife. Amy. From there he moved to Spaffod Hollow, where 
he died. His second wife was the widow, Rebecca White. 
He was a member of Capt. Asahel Roundy's Company, in 
the 96th Regiment, of New York Militia, in the War of 
1812. His children were: Marietta, married Frank 
Smith; Isaac, Amasa, and Polly, married James Goodwin.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Mrs. Amy, wife of Samuel Parker. Died June 14, 1831, 
age 42 years, 10 months, 9 days. 

" Because a man goes to his long home. 
Mourners go about the streets." 
(This grave is in an open field, standing alone on the 
Breed farm, where her husband resided at the time of her 
decease.) 

(Breed Farm.) 



200 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

PATTEN. 

William Patten, (son of William Patten). Died March 
15, 1872, age 77 years, 1 month, 28 days. 

(William Patten, Sr., was a native of Massachusetts, 
where he was a soldier in the Revolution ; his son, William, 
was bom in Oneida County, N. Y., where he settled after 
the war of the Revolution. The latter was a clothier by 
occupation and came to this town about 1817, and settled 
in what is known as Factory Gulf, where, in connection with 
Elijah Manley, he conducted the clothing works at that 
place; soon afterwards his brother-in-law, Edmund C. 
Weston, took the place of Mr. Manley, and the business was 
subsequently conducted by Mr. Patten and Mr. Weston. Mr. 
Patten first married Fanny Rathbone, daughter of James 
and Margaret (Ashley) Rathbone, and (2) Elizabeth Davis, 
daughter of Farrand and Esther Davis, and widow of 
Samuel Rice. By his last wife he had one son : George A. 
Patten, now a resident of this town. 

George A. Patten, born December 30, 1842, married 
Lovillie, daughter of Peter and Charity (Rainey) Churchell, 
and by her has two children : Alton W. ; and Flora E., mar- 
ried Emmett L. Gordon, of Preble, N. Y. Mr. George A. 
Patten was a member of Company D, 122d Regiment, N. Y. 
Vols., war of 1861, and has an honorary military record; 
he was in battle at Antietam, Williamsport, Fredericksburg, 
Deep Run, CJettysburg and Wilderness; in the latter battle 
he was wounded.) 

(Borodino.) 

Fanny (Rathbone), wife of William Patten. Died 
October 23, 1839, age 37 years, 9 months, 27 days. 

(Borodino.) 

Elizabeth (Davis), wife of William Patten. Died April 
17, 1851, age 42 years, 5 months, 27 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

PATTERSON. 

Dinah, wife of Dr. Ebenezer Patterson. Died June 30,. 
1836, age 69 years, 11 months, 7 days.) 

(Dr. Ebenezer Patterson, according to family tradition, 
was of Scotch extraction and came from Vermont, first to 
Burlington, Otsego County, N. Y., and from there to this. 



SP AFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 20l 

town, where he died and was buried in this cemetery. (No 
stone.) By his wife, Dinah, he had the following children: 
Calvin, married (1) Sarah Thompson, and (2) Asenath 
Warner, widow of William Case; Volney, married Susan 
Green, moved to Chautauqua County, near Sinclairville, 
N. Y., in 1855, and died there ; Jonathan, married Polly Ann 
Knapp, daug-hter of Peter and Dinah (Guion) Knapp, he 
moved to Ohio and died there ; Lovina, married Zerah Baker, 
son of Elijah Baker, moved to Ohio; Roxana, married Simon 
Baker, son of Elijah Baker, moved to Marietta, N. Y., about 
1854, and died there, had several children, among whom 
were Ashbel and Marcus Baker; and Anna, who died in 1914, 
age 14 years.) (Spafford.) 

Anna, daughter of Ebenezer and Dinah Patterson. Died 
February, 1814, age 14 years, 5 months. 

(Spafford.) 

Calvin Patterson, (son of Dr. Ebenezer and Dinah Pat- 
terson). (On stone Paterson). Died December 29, 1866, 
age 78 years, 9 months, 23 days. 

(He was bom at Burlington, Otsego County, N. Y., and 
came to this town about 1812, and settled first on Ripley 
Hill, near the Ripley farm, (43 and 32, Tully) . These lands 
he sold in 1829 and settled on the Skaneaieles and Homer 
road, about one mile north of the Village of Borodino, on 
lot 75, Marcellus, where he remained until his decease. He 
had no issue by Asenath Warner, his second wife, but by 
Sarah Thompson, his first, had: Chester, bom in 1810 in 
Burlington, Otsego County, N. Y., married Caroline Hut- 
chens, daughter of Col. Phineas and Margaret (Giberson) 
Hutchens, February 28, 1834, in Spafford, N. Y., he died in 
Skaneateles, N. Y. ; Laura, born in Spafford, married Amos 
Christler and died in Navarino, N. Y. ; George W., born in 
Spafford, married Martha Rathbone of Marietta, N. Y., he 
died in June, 1896, in Fairmount, N. Y. ; Sarah, died in 
Spafford, 1819, age 11 months; Sarah, 2d, born in Spafford, 
married Samuel H. Stanton, husband dead, and she now 
(1899) resides in Spafford. His second wife was buried 
by the side of her first husband, William Case.) 

(Borodino.) 

Sarah (Thompson) , wife of Calvin Patterson. Died May 
22, 1851, age 61 years, 4 months, 22 days. 

(Borodino.) 



202 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

In memory of Sarah, daughter of Calvin and Sarah 
(Thompson) Patterson. Died June 14, 1819, age 11 
months, 7 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Chester Patterson, (son of Calvin and Sarah (Thompson) 
Patterson). Died July 20, 1887, age 77 years. 

(Chester Patterson, bom at Burlington, N. Y., in 1810, 
resided with or near his father on Ripley Hill, and also 
north of Borodino. By his wife, Caroline Hutchens, he had 
the following children, born in this town: Margaret, bom 
1834, died at 11 months ; Margaret, 2d, born in 1836, died in 
1874 in Skaneateles, married Sherman Brown, of Scott, 
N. Y., and was buried in Borodino Cemetery; Francis H., 
bom May 3, 1841, married Mary E. Ambercrombie of Chit- 
tenango, N. Y., member of Co. "D," 122d Regt., N. Y. Vols., 
War of 1861, served about three years, resides in Syracuse, 
N. Y. (has two children: Alice M., married Emmett D. 
Scribner, Syracuse, N. Y., and Roswell H., married Sarah 
Johnson, resided in Cleveland, Ohio) ; Marcus, born April 7, 
1847 (twin), married (1) Attaresta Prindle, and (2) her 
sister, Mary E. Prindle, daughters of Rensselaer and Char- 
lotte (Vincent) Prindle; and Martha, born April 7, 1847 
(twin) , married Thomas Kelly, resides in Skaneateles, N. Y. 
(and has two children: Maud and Mabel, aged (in 1898) 
about 16 and 11 years respectively) . 

(Borodino.) 

Caroline Hutchens, wife of Chester Patterson. Died 
December 6, 1890, age 78 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Attaresta Prindle, wife of Marcus Patterson. Died May 
18, 1874, age 26 years, 6 months. 

" How calm she sleeps in her lonely home 
Where the cares of life can never come." 
(Marcus Patterson, son of Chester and Caroline (Hutr 
chens) Patterson, by his first wife, Attaresta, had one child : 
Ellis C, and by his second wife, Mary E., has : Frank, born 
July 4, 1882 ; Grace, bom March 22, 1884 ; and Blanche, born 
October 11, 1888 ; all residing with Mr. Patterson near Boro- 
lino, N. Y. Mr. Patterson has been Supervisor of the 
town.) 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 203 
PEASE. 

Horace Pease, farmer, born in Enfield, Conn., September 
14, 1784, married Betsey Watts, October 27, 1805, first came 
to Manlius, N. Y., and from there to this town about 1810, 
where he settled on a farm on Lots 32 and 33, Tully, in Cold 
Brook. After many years he moved to Salem, Wisconsin, 
where he died April 12, 1863. By his wife, Betsey Watts, 
he had a large family, all, but one or two of the eldest, were 
born in this town, the others in Manlius. They were: 
Lucius, born 1807, died June 24, 1816 ; Aaron, born Febru- 
ary 25, 1811, married Julia Weatherby and resided in Iowa; 
Minerva E., born February 15, 1813, married (1) George 
Coddington, and (2) James Morwick, September, 1847, 
she resided first in Syracuse and later in Adrian, Mich.; 
Galusha J., bom February 28, 1815, married and resided in 
Adrian, Mich.; Spenecr A., born February 23, 1817, mar- 
ried (1) Hannah Paddock in 1839, and (2) Julia A Olden 
in 1851, resided in Mantillo, Marietta County, Wisconsin. 
He was lawyer, doctor, printer, and Member of the Wis- 
consin Legisalture; Charlotte A., born March 30, 1819, 
married Edmund Whipple, resided in Iowa ; Almira S., bom 
April 29, 1821, married Henry Osborne, resided in Auburn, 
N. Y. ; Allen W., born August 19, 1823, married and resided 
in Salem Racine County, Wis.; and Mary A., bom August 
2, 1825, married Samuel Whipple and resided in Indiana. 
Mr. Pease was of the seventh generation, in line of descent 
from Robert and Margaret Pease, who came to Boston, 
(then to Salem), Mass., in 1634, in the ship Francis, from 
Ipswich, England, and prior from Great Braddon, County 
of Essex, England, as follows : Horace, Gideon, John, John, 
John, John, Robert. The family home of this branch of the 
Pease family was Enfield Conn., where it resided for six 
generations, including Horace, who was born and passed his 
boyhood there. (See Pease Genealogy, by Austin F. Pease, 
1869.) 

PECK. 

Madison D| Peck, (son of Samuel Peck). Died January 
6, 1879, age 62 years, 4 months, 2 days. 

(Samuel Peck's wife, who was a Manley, also died in 
this town and was buried in this cemetery. Their son, 
Madison D., died unmarried.) 

(Borodino.) 



204 ©NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASS««AH«N 

Dolly Peck, 1828-1893. 

Samuel Peck, J., (son of Samuel Peck.) Died February 
14, 1835, age 7 years, 11 months, 19 days. 

(Samuel Peck, the father, moved from town.) 

(Borodino.) 

PERKINS. 

Martha, wife of Albert Perkins. Died January 19, 
1848, age 33 years, 7 months. 

(Borodino.) 

Hopkins Perkins formerly resided in Cold Brook, in this 
town; by his wife, Polly, he had several children: A 
daughter, married Alphronus Phillips, she died in Cold 
Brook, and her husband afterwards married Martha Jane 
Taf t, daughter of Bazaleel Taft, Phillips was a blacksmith ; 
Nelson, married Susan Andrews, daughter of Rev. Benjamin 
and Mary Andrews ; Calista, married Dudley Andrews, son 
of Rev. Benjamin and Mary Andrews; Anice, married 
Nelson McDaniels, son of John and Polly (Hankins) 
McDaniels, she died in Buffalo, N. Y. ; Delos, died unmar- 
ried; and Cornelia, residing (1898), in Buffalo, N. Y., 
unmarried.) 

PHELPS. 

Erastis, son of Daniel and Eliza Phelps. Died April 17, 
1827, age 1 year. 

(Mr. and Mrs. Phelps came to this town from Cambridge, 
Washington County, N. Y., about May, 1827, and settled on 
Lot 12, Sempronius. Mr. Phelps was probably a brother or 
the wife of Isaac Anthony. He moved from town about 
1830.) 

(Nunnery.) 
PLUMMER. 

William Henry, son of Darius and Alzina (Hall) Plum- 
mer. Died February 15, 1845, age 1 year, 8 months, 18 
days. 

(Darius Plummer married Alzina Hall, daughter of 
Simeon and Hannah (Wilcox) Hall, and by her had several 
children ; he resided at one time in a house owned by Capt. 
Asahel Roundy, standing near his sawmill at the top of the 
Buck Tail Road, on Lot 22, Tully. (He moved out of town.) 

(Spafford.) 



STAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENBALOGICAL NOTES 205 

PICKET. 

Philip Picket. Died January 13, 1852, age 78 years. 

(His wife, Hannah, died in 1839, and after her decease 
he married Anice Churchill, daughter of Chauncey and Cath- 
erine (Merry) Churchill, and widow of Chester Sharp. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Hannah, wife of Philip Picket. Died February 18, 1839, 
age 69 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Diana Picket, daughter of Peter and Theda (Norton) 
Picket. Died September 9, 1827, age 2 years, 19 days. 

(Mrs. Picket was a daughter of Moses and Percy 
(Barber) Norton. Peter Picket built, about 1826, the Saw 
Mill (now known as Taft's Mill) , standing on Lot 44, Tully, 
in Cold Brook, just east of the M. E. Church and Cold Brook 
Cemetery) . 

(Cold Brook.) 

POLLOCK. 

Jacob Pollock. Private Company " I," 149th Regt., N. Y. 
Vols. Inft. Died October 9, 1886, age 70 years. 

(Jacob Pollock married (1) Bothwell, daughter ol 

Major Henry Bothwell, of Spafford Hollow, and (2) Par- 
melia Babcock, daughter of John, Jr., and Ellis (Wallace) 
Babcock. After his decease his second wife married George 
W. Breed. Mr. Pollock had several children by his first 
wife.) 

(Borodino.) 

POTTER. 

Helen, daughter of Nelson and Almina Potter. Died 
June 3, 1847, age 8 years, 1 month, 16 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

A John Potter also resided in Spafford Hollow, who had 
four children: Rufus, John, Harry, and Susan. 

POWERS. 

Albert Powers, (son of Isaac and Chloe (Hall) Powers.) 
Born June 7, 1822, died November 7, 1890. 

(Isaac Powers came from Moravia, N. Y., to Thorn Hill; 
his wife, Chloe Hall, gave birth to fifteen children, all 
dying in infancy except the following: Orpha, married 



206 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Russel Manley and resided in Moravia, N. Y. ; Louisa, mar- 
ried Mr, Lucien D. Wait, jeweler, of Skaneateles, N. Y. ; 
Melvin, married Harriet Barnes, and moved to Michigan, 
where he married a second time (dead) ; Charles, moved 
to Michigan, where he married twice, (dead) ; he had a son, 
Charles, Jr., who resided in 1898 in SpafFord, unmarried; 
Simeon, married and residing in Minnesota; Ira, married 
and resided in Moravia, N. Y., he has two sons, Dwight ana 
Charles, who reside at the latter place ; and Albert, married 

(1) Wait, and (2) Cynthia Ack'-es, daughter of 

Joseph Ackles. 

Albert Powers, born at Moravia, N. Y., by his first wife, 
Wait, had two children, and by his second wife, Cjmthia 
Ackles, three, as follows : Annette, married William War- 
ner of Cold Brook; Henry, married Nancy Durr, he was 
killed in a railroad accident in Homer village, N. Y., buried 
in this cemetery (no stone) ; Matilda, married Albin Fisher 
of Spafford; John W., married (1) Nettie Warner, daughter 
of Edward Warner, and (2) Carrie Hazzard, daughter of 
George Hazzard; and Hiram, who died unmarried.) 

(Spafford.) 
Cynthia Ackles, wife of Albert Powers. Born April 17, 
1825, died March 28, 1892. 

(Spafford.) 
Hiram Powers, (son of Albert and Cynthia (Ackles) 
Powers. Born October 10, 1866, died September 6, 1886. 

(Spafford.) 
Maud M. Powers, daughter of John W. and Clara (Haz- 
zard) Powers. Died July 7, 1893, age 9 months, 14 days. 
(Mrs, Powers is called by her husband Carrie Hazzard.) 

(Spafford.) 

PRESSEY, 

Rhoda, wife of Benjamin Pressey. Died December 24, 
1841, age 87 years, 3 months, 25 days. 

(Davis Yard.) 
Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin Pressey. Died September 
2, 1854, age 64 years, 4 months. 

(Davis Yard.) 

Among the children of Moses Pressey were: Emeline, 

married (1) David Cooper, and (2) Reuben Maxson; Mary, 

married (1) Col. Lewis C. Davis as his second wife, and (2) 



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Herman Barnes; Amanda; and LaFayette; the last two 
supposed to have been adopted. 

PRESTON. 

Jane (Mills) Preston, (wife of Robert Preston). Died 
October 29, 1866, age 38 years. 

(She was a daughter of Alexander Mills.) 

(Borodino.) 
Erastus, son of Alexander and Mary Preston. Died Nov- 
ember 2, 1881, age 1 year, 9 months, 10 days. 

(Borodino.) 

PRINDLE. 

Samuel Prindle, a soldier of the Revolution. Died Sep- 
tember 12, 1850, age 92 years. 

(Samuel Prindle, born 1758, blacksmith by trade, was a 
soldier during the Revolution, in the Massachusetts Line 
(Continentals) , and served for a period of about three years 
and nine months, first in Capt. Williams' Company in CoL 
Patterson's regiment, for about nine months, and after- 
wards in Captains Stoddard and Hollister's companies of 
Col. Poor's regiment. After the revolution, according to 
family tradition, he first settled in Rutland, Vermont, and 
from there came to Rensselaer County, N. Y., where he lost 
his wife, whose name is not known. After the decease of 
his wife, which was before 1820, he came to this town, and 
resided with his daughter Rhoda and his son, Samuel, Jr., 
on the East Side Hill, until his decease. He was a pensioner 
of the United States during the major part of his residence 
in this town. His children were : Samuel, supposed to have 
died single; Rhoda, died single; Reuben, supposed to have 
died single in Pennsylvania; Moses, born June 21, 1789, 
married Purlina M. Patchen, after his decease his wife 
married (2) Dr. Reuben T. Breed, son of Allen and Lucy 
(Taylor) Breed; Betsey, married Mr. Potter; a daughter, 
married Conrad Kellyer; and Joseph, born February 26, 
1791, married Elizabeth Moon, daughter of Silas and Anna 
Moon.) 

(Spafford.) 

Moses Prindle, (son of Samuel Prindle). Died October 
21, 1835, age 46 years, 4 months. 



20S ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

" Here to the dreary grave confined, 
He sleeps in death's dark bloom, 
Until the eternal morning wakes 
The slumber of the tomb." 

(Moses Prindle came to this town from Greenwick, Wash- 
ington County, N. Y., where he married his wife, Purlina 
M. Patchen, and settled on Lot 32, Sempronius, in the Spring 
of 1818, and there remained until his decease. His children 
were: Clarinda, married William B. Thompson, son of 
Reuben and Sally Thompson, moved to Jackson County, 
Michigan; Truman, moved West; Polaski, he was a physi- 
cian and studied medicine with Dr. Isaac Morell, of Boro- 
dino, N. Y., he died in Michigan ; Oscar, born September 13, 
1828, married Melinda Rich, only daughter of Dorr and 
Anna (Becker) Rich, (one child only, died young) ; and 
Fernando C, married Mary Elizabeth Johnson, daughter of 
Jonathan and Esther (Woodworth) Johnson, resides in 
Spafford, farmer, no issue.) 

(Spafford.) 

Purlina M. (Patchen), wife of Reuben T. Breed, formerly 
wife of Moses Prindle. Died October 27, 1861, age 61 
years, 4 months, 10 days. 

(She was born June 17, 1800; by her second husband she 
had one child, Helen, who married Edwin Johnson, son of 
Jonathan and Esther (Woodworth) Johnson, both dead and 
buried in this cemetery.) 
, (Spafford.) 

Hon. Joseph Prindle, (son of Samuel Prindle) . Died May 
17, 1859, age 68 years, 2 months, 22 days. 

(Mr. Prindle came to this town with his brother Moses, 
with whom he resided on Lot 32, Sempronius, until he pur- 
chased (in 1818) his home farm on Lot 41, Tully, where he 
resided until his decease. He was prominent in town 
affairs, and amongst other offices at one time was a member 
of the New York Legislature. His children born in Spaf- 
ford, by his wife Elizabeth Moon, were : Samuel H., bom 
April 12, 1815, was killed accidentally, unmarried ; Minerva, 
married Col. William W. Legg, son of Capt. Otis and Polly 
(Sabin) Legg, both dead, and buried in Borodino cemetery; 
Rensselaer, married Charlotte Vincent, daughter of Michael 
Vincent, of Scott, N. Y., both dead, and buried in Borodino 
cemetery ; Joseph Addison, married Anna Manning, he was 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 209 

a teacher and preacher, and resided in Oswego, N. Y.; and 
Horace, married Ang-eline Norton, daughter of Robert and 
Susan (Hill) Norton, he is dead, widow resides in Syracuse, 
N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

Elizabeth (Moon), wife of Hon. Joseph Prindle. Died 
December 12, 1868, age 75 years, 3 months, 14 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Samuel H., son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Moon) Prindle. 
Died December 12, 1846, age 31 years, 8 months. 

(Spafford.) 

Oscar Prindle, (son of Moses and Purlina M. (Patchen) 
Prindle. Died November 10, 1883, age 55 years, 2 months, 
27 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Infant son and only child of Oscar and Malinda (Rich) 
Prindle. Died April 29, 1870. 

" Gone but not forgotten." 

(Spafford.) 

Rensselaer Prindle (son of Hon. Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Moon) Prindle). Born in Spafford, Onondaga County, 
N. Y., June 15, 1822. Died April 15, 1899, age 76 years, 
10 months. 

(Mr. Prindle, by his wife, Charlotte Vincent, had the fol- 
lowing children, all born in Spafford on Lot 41, Tully: 
Mary E., married Marcus Patterson, son of Chester and 
Caroline (Hutchens) Patterson, as his second wife, resides 
near Borodino, N. Y. ; Attaresta, married Marcus Patter- 
son as his first wife, dead, buried in this cemetery; Jay 
Lester, married Sarah E. Cotteral, daughter of John and 
Sarah Mary (Barker) Cotteral, resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; 
and Edgar, married Helen Lyon, daughter of Spencer K. and 
(Baxter) Lyon. Mr. Prindle was bom and always resided 
on part of the homestead farm, on Lot 41, Tully.) 

(Borodino.) 

Charlotte E. Vincent, wife of Rensselaer Prindle. Bom 
in Saratoga County, N. Y., October 7, 1826. Died January 
27, 1886, age 59 years, 4 months. 

(Borodino.) 



210 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

PULLMAN. 

Shadrack Pullman, son of John and Mabel (Pettis) Pull- 
man. Died June 12, 1832, age 4 years, 10 months, 3 days. 

(John Pullman, son of Psalter and Elizabeth Pullman, 
married Mabel Pettis, daughter of Joseph Pettis, who for- 
merly resided on Randall's Point, Lot 41, Tully, on the east 
side of Skaneateles Lake. (The Pettises came from St. Law- 
rence County, N. Y.) Psalter Pullman (perhaps from 
Rhode Island), came to this town about 1815, and settled 
on what was subsequently known as the Rathbone Barber, 
Jr., farm. Lot 32, Sempronius, where he remained, clearing 
the land, until about 1830, when he and all his family, 
except John and one daughter, went West. His children, 
bom in Spafford, were: Joseph M., born October 16, 1815, 
married March 17, 1840, Susanna Needham, settled in Niles, 
Michigan; Lewis married and settled in Grand Rapids, 
Michigan; among his children were: George M. Pullman, 
the Palace Car magnate; John, married Mabel Pettis, 
daughter of Joseph Pettis, he at an early date resided on the 
Skaneateles and Homer road, on Lot 31, Tully, where he kept 
the tavern, called the " Nimble Sixpence," he moved to Wis- 
consin, where he died; Nathaniel, married Nancy , 

he was a preacher and went West; Moses, moved West; 
Esther and Abigail, one of the latter married Harmon Nor- 
ton, son of Moses and Percy (Barber) Norton. 

John Pullman (son of Psalter and Elizabeth Pullman), 
by his wife, Mabel Pettis, had the following children, in 
addition to those named in this record as buried in this 
cemetery: Jessie, married Christina Havens, daughter of 
Clark and Roby (Barber) Havens, resided in 1898 in Niles, 
Cayuga County, N. Y. ; Charles, went West; and Fred, 
resided in Skaneeateles, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

Polly E., daughter of John and Mabel (Pettis) Pullman. 
Died October 20, 1838, age 16 years, 3 months, 20 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Thankful M., daughter of John and Mabel (Pettis) Pull- 
man. Died October 26, 1838, age 14 years, 6 months, 4 
days. (Spafford.) 

Emily, daughter of John and Mabel (Pettis) Pullman. 
Died January 8, 1839, age 7 months. 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 211 

PURDY. 

Elizabeth Purdy. Died February 14, 1872, age 71 years, 
7 days. 

(She was the mother of Hiram Purdy.) 

(Borodino.) 

QUICK. 

William Quick. Died January 31, 1890, age 68 years. ^ 

" We miss thee." 
(Mr. Quick was a tailor by occupation; he was born in 
London, England, and from there came first to Canada, 
where he lost his first wife, whose name is unknown. He 
came from Canada to Spafford Comers about 1850. and 
there married Jane French, adopted daughter of Samuel 
and Rachel French, as his second wife. After residing at 
the latter place several years, he moved to the village of 
Borodino, where he remained until about 1885. He then 
moved to Auburn, N. Y., the place of his decease. By his 
first wife he had: Henry, died unmarried; William, mar- 
ried Adelia Cornell, daughter of John and Miranda Cornell, 
resides at Navarino, N. Y. ; and Charles B., married Eliza 
J. Hayford, daughter of Benjamin and Eliza (French) 
Hayford, he is dead; and by his second wife, William 
Quick had: George B., married and resides at Weedsport, 
N. Y. ; James M., married (1) Sarah Jane Grinnell, daughter 
of Ansel Grinnell, and (2) Martha Grinnell, daughter of 
Evelyn P. Grinnell, resides in Auburn, N. Y.; and Frank, 
married Mary Howe, daughter of Henry Hov/e, resides in 
Homer, N. Y. Mr. Quick's widow now resides in Auburn, 
N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 
Henry Quick, (son of William Quick). Died April 29, 
1862, age 22 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Sarah Jane (Grinnell), wife of James Quick. Died June 
24, 1885, age 30 years, 10 months, 26 days. 

(Borodino.) 
RANDALL. 

Silas Randall, (son of Silas and Hannah (Fish) Ran- 
dall) . Died February 26, 1877, age 85 years, 8 months, 27 
days. 



212 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(Silas Randall, Sr., was a son of Capt. John Randall of 
Foster, R. I., and came to this town prior to 1814 and settlea 
on Lot 31, Tully; after remaining here for a short time, he 
sold out his interest in the lands in question to his son, 
Silas, Jr., and according to family tradition went West, 
perhaps to Ohio. His son, Silas, Jr., after remaining here 
five or six years with his father, who then lived in a log 
house, situate about 40 or 50 rpds west of the present Ran- 
dall residence, on the homestead farm on Lot 31, Tully, 
went back to Foster, R. I., and there married Mercy Har- 
rington, sister of John Harrington, formerly of this town, 
residing on Lot 41, Tully, and brought her here where she 
remianed until her decease; he then married Anna Alvord, 
widow of Alva Wadsworth, for a second wife. Silas Ran- 
dall, Sr., had another son, Henry Randall, who came with 
him to this town, and resided with his wife, Anna, after 
1814 on survey fifty acres in the northeast comer of Lot 41, 
Tully; he was drowned in Skaneateles Lake, while boating 
a load of wheat to the village of Skaneateles. Silas Randall, 
Jr., by his wife, Mercy Harrington, had the following chil- 
dren, all born in this town : Robert, married Mary Ann Fay, 
daughter of John and Isabel Fay, they are dead, (their chil- 
dren were: Mary Jane, married Abraham Craig; Sarah, 
married Lehi Wood; William, bachelor; Henry, married 
Tirzah Knight, daughter of John Knight; Emily, married 
Perry Randall, son of Hosea and Charlotte (Clark) Ran- 
dall, as his second wife; and Elizabeth, married Albert 
Barber, all were living in 1898. Josephine, bom about 1863, 
living at or near Glen Haven, N. Y. There were two more 
who died young.) Ezra, married Mary Ann Alvord, after the 
decease of Ezra, his widow married Samuel L. Churchill. 
Ezra and his wife are now both deceased and buried in this 
cemetery. (Their children were: Almy, married Riley 
Webster (both dead) ; Elnora, resided in Marcellus, N. Y. ; 
and Harriet, married Newcomb Wright, resides in Otisco, 
N. Y.) ; Massena, married (1) Sylvanus Knight, and (2) 
Nathan Bond, resides in Spaff ord, no issue ; Betsey, married 
Charles Barber, son of Rathbone and Robe (Wilcox) Barber 
(one child: Mercy Ann, married Vinal Gifford, resides m 
Spaff ord). Mr. and Mrs. Barber are both dead; Mary, 
died in 1840, age 25 years, unmarried; Nathan, marrlea 
Mary Ann Wadsworth, daughter of Alva and Anna 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 213 

<Alvord) Wadsworth, (she was daughter of Silas Randall's 
second wife, Anna Alvord), (their children were: George 
Henry, married Harriet Knight, daughter of John Knight, 
the children of George Hemy are : James, married Emeline 
Briggs; Alvin, married Alice Briggs; Nancy, married 
George Hill ; Silvia, died single ; Susan, married John New- 
man ; and Alta, unmarried ;) John, the second son of Nathan, 
died young; Benjamin, married Sarah Wright (one child, 
Mary) ; William C., married Alice Worden, daughter of 
Walter and Margaret (Wood) Worden, one son, Albert, 
married Bell Powers, daughter of John W. and Nettie 
(Warner) Powers; Frank, married Fannie Worden, sister 
of William C. Randall's wife; and Adelle, married Alvin 
Worden, son of Walter and Margaret (Wood) Worden) ; 
Nathan and his wife still reside at Spafford Comers; 
George, died unmarried ; Martin, died unmarried ; and Silas, 
died unmarried; Silas Randall, by his second wife, Anna 
Alvord, had one daughter, Amy, who married Wesley Craig, 
she is now deceased (three children). Mr. Randall was a 
soldier of the war of 1812, and a man generally respected.) 

(Spafford.) 

Mercy (Harrington), wife of Silas Randall. Died Sep- 
tember 10, 1843, age 50 years. 

(Spafford.) 

Anna (Alvord) (Wadsworth), wife of Silas Randall. 
Died November 15, 1878, age 72 years. 

(Spafford.) 

George Randall, (son of Silas and Mercy (Harrington) 
Died July 6, 1865, age 44 years. 

(Spafford.) 

Ezra Randall, (son of Silas and Silas and Mercy (Har- 
rington) Randall) . Died September 28, 1857, age 31 years. 

(Spafford.) 

Alexander, son of Ezra and Mary Ann (Alvord) Ran- 
dall. Died December 31, 1849, age 1 year, 7 months. 

(Spafford.) 

Mary, daughter of Silas and Mercy (Harrington) Ran- 
dall. Died September 15, 1840, age 25 years. 

(Spafford.) 

Silas, son of Silas and Mercy (HaiTington) Randall. 
Died October 19, 1845, age 26 years. 

(Spafford.) 



214 ONONBAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATI®N 

Martin Randall, (son of Silas and Mercy (Harrington) 
Randall. Died December 28, 1886, age 53 years. 

(Spafford.) 

John, son of Nathan and Mary Ann (Wadsworth) Ran- 
dall. Died November 21, 1849, age 2 years, 4 months, 6 
days. 

(Spafford.) 

Cornelia V. H., daughter of Henry and Margaret Ran- 
dall. Died December 5, 1842, age 21 years, 15 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Sarah (Havens), wife of Stephen Randall, Jr. Died 
August 24, 1858, age 32 years. 

(Stephen Randall, Sr., is supposed to have been a first 
cousin to Silas Randall, Jr., who married Mercy Harring- 
ton for his first wife; he had three wives: (1) Ruth, (sur- 
name not known). (2) Lucinda Palmer, and for a third 
wife, Patty Olmstead, he is supposed to have come origin- 
ally from Foster, R. I. His children were : Hosea, married 
Charlotte Clark, he is dead and buried at Scott, N. Y. ; 
his widow is now (1899) residing at Glen Haven, N. Y. 
Stephen, Jr., married (1) Sarah Havens, daughter of Clark 
and Roby (Barber) Havens, and (2) Diantha Oland, widow 
of Hezekiah Havens ; he was drowned in Skaneateles Lake ; 
Amy, married (1) D wight Reynolds, and (2) Dwight 
Smith ; she died in Sempronius ; Mary, married Stephen De 
Barre, husband died on Ten Mile Point, she died at Man- 
dana, N. Y. ; Betsey, married Charles Lewis, residing in 
1898 in New Hope, N. Y. ; Deborah, married Josiah Scott, 
she died in New Hope, N. Y. ; PoHna, married Charles Odell, 
living in 1898 in Niles, Cayuga County, N. Y.; Joel, married 
in Oswego County, N. Y, and in 1898 was residing in Iowa; 
Harvey, went away; Lucinda, died at Glen Haven, unmar- 
ried, buried in Scott, N. Y, ; and Nathan, married, and in 
1898 resided in Iowa. 

Hosea Randall, (son of Stephen Randall), by his wife, 
Charlotte Clark, had the following children: Hosea, Jr., 
married Catherine Cummings, resides near Glen Haven, and 
has several children, some of whom are married; John, 
married Alice Barber, daughter of Rathbone and Julania, 
(Harris) Barber, resides near Glen Haven, N. Y., and has 
one son. Earl; Perry, married (1) Philinda Daniels, and 
(2) Emily Randall, daughter of Robert and Mary Ann 



a^Al^OKD MWITUARY RECOR»S WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 215 

(Fay) Randall, he died in 1898, widow resides near Glen 
Haven, several children; and William, married Abigail 
Morris, daug^hter of Samuel Morris, and widow of a Mr. 
Smith, resides at Glen Haven, N. Y. Stephen Randall, Sr., 
died in the town of Onondaga, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 
Minerva D., daughter of Stephen, Jr., and Sarah 
(Havens) Randall. Died December 31, 1857, age 8 years 
and 11 months. 

(Borodino.) 

RANDELL. 

Rhoda, relict of Caleb Randell, died February 22, 1844, 
age 65 years, 7 months, 3 days. 

(Borodino.) 

Caleb Randell. Died February 3, 1857, age 84 years, 10 
months, 17 days. 

RATHBONE. 

Valentine Rathbone and his son, James Rathbone, came to 
this town from Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., in the 
Fall of 1801, and settled on fifty acres in the southwest 
corner of Lot 69, Marcellus, of which the former had a deed. 
In March of the next year Valentine Rathbone conveyed, 
without wife, these lands to James Rathbone, and the latter, 
from time to time thereafter, added to this purchase other 
lands on this and adjoining lots, until he owned at one time 
a very large farm of 336 acres, on lots 68, 69, and 74, Mar- 
cellus. James Rathbone married Margaret Ashley, and by 
her had the following children: James Harvey, married 
Clorinda Pardee, he died in Spafford and was buried in 
Borodino Cemetery, no stone; Niles, married and died in 
Illinois; Charlotte, married Conrad Hillebert, brother of 
John C. Hillebert, of this town ; Clorinda, married Edmund 
C. Weston, both dead, and buried in Borodino Cemetery; 
Sophia, married Peleg Gifford, died near Utica, N. Y. ; 
Fanny, married William Patten, dead, and buried in Boro- 
dino Cemetery ; Harriet, married Zara Berry, died in 1828, 
and buried at Thorn Hill; Jane A., married Leonard Har- 
vey, son of Medad and Anar (Buell) Harvey; Mary, mar- 
ried Benjamin Folsom, (said to be an uncle in some degree 
of Mrs. Grover Cleveland), resided in Los Angeles, Cali- 



216 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

fomia; Benjamin Frank, married and died in Michigan, 
and William, died in Spafford, unmarried. Valentine Rath- 
bone and his son, James Rathbone, were clothiers by trade, 
the former having built the first clothing mill in Pittsfield 
about 1768, and the latter built a similar mill in Factors'- 
Gulf, on Lot 74, Marcellus, soon after he came here. Val- 
entine Rathbone was a prominent man in Pittsfield, and 
there organized a Baptist Church about 1772, and minis- 
tered over it as Elder until about the time he came here. At 
one time he was converted to the doctrine of the Shakers, 
but afterwards abandoned that sect and worked against 
that faith. He was also prominent at Pittsfield in political 
affairs, especially in Revolutionary times. After the sale 
of his possessions on lot 69, Marcellus, to his son James in 
1802, he purchased 300 acres on lot 54, Marcellus, and 
settled on the highway now known as the Skaneateles and 
Hamilton Turnpike, about one mile north of the village of 
Marietta, where he remained until the period of his death, 
which occurred in February 1814, at the advanced age of 
90 years. According to family tradition, Valentine Rath- 
bone was bom in Stonington, Conn., December 23, 1724, 
and probably was descended from John Rathbone, one of 
the first settlers and sixteen proprietors of Block Island 
(New Shoreham, R. I.) In his will, dated November 17, 
1808, probated February 17, 1814, he mentions his wife, 
Tabitha Rathbone, and his children: Saxon, (executor),. 
Joshua (then dead), Daniel (then dead), James, Benjamin, 
Valentine, Jr., daughters Niles (then dead), Susanna, 
Eunice, Cynthia, and his son Reuben (then dead) . 

Among the list of soldiers of the American Revolution 
mentioned in the history of Pittsfield, Mass., as serving- 
from that town, are the following : Daniel, James, Reuben, 
Valentine, Jacob, Sylvester and Charles T. Rathbone; the 
last three possibly may have been grandchildren of Valen- 
tine, the others were his sons. 



RAYMOND. 

Hannah, daughter of Nathan and Mariah (Williamson) 
Raymond. Died October 17, 1831, age 1 year, 4 months,. 
6 days. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 217 

" Fond desires are often crossed 
And parents hopes in death are lost." 
(Nathan Raymond married Mariah Williamson, daughter 
of Cornelius and Eliza (Ostrander) Williamson.) 

(Spafford.) 



REED. 

Jonathan Reed. Died October 16, 1828, age 54 years, 9 
months, 9 days. 

(He married Rhoda Bowen, and by her had: Augustus, 
married (1) a Piatt, and (2) a woman in Onondaga Valley, 
N. Y. ; Hiram, married Miss Bishop, daughter of Col. 
Bishop; Mary, married Samuel Harvey, son of Medad and 
Anar (Buell) Harvey; Theda, married John Harvey, son of 
Medad and Anar (Buell) Harvey; Elpha, married (1) Mr. 
Walter Bradley, and (2) Edmund Akin; Sarah, married 
Mr. Lincoln (or Lime) Chapman; and Minerva, married 
John F. Clark of Onondaga Valley, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Rhoda (Bowen), wife of Jonathan Reed. Died August 
17, 1859, age 75 years, 2 months, 27 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



RICE. 

Mary, wife of Christian Rice. Died February 14, 1831, 
age 56 years, 4 months, 2 days. 

(Christian Rice settled on Lot 71, Marcellus, west of 
Otisco Lake, prior to 1815.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Laura, daughter of Christian and Mary Rice. Died March 
9, 1830, age 15 years, 5 months, 6 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Samuel Rice, (son of Christian and Mary Rice). Died 
October 17, 1839, age 37 years. 

(After his decease his wife, Elizabeth Davis, daughter of 
Farrand and Esther Davis, married William Patten, as his 
second wife.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 



218 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Mary, wife of Luther Rice. Died August 5, 1857, age 3T 
years, 8 months, 15 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Marquess D. Rice. Died February 14, 1864, age 22 
years, 9 months, 10 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Lucretia (Norton), wife of Stephen Rice. Died Decem- 
ber 12, 1865, age 28 years, 1 month, 17 days. 

(Stephen Rice, son of Levi Rice, married Lucretia Nor- 
ton, daughter of Seymour and Sally (Lyman) Norton. 
Near Lucretia's grave are two unmarked graves, of infant 
children of Stephen and Lucretia (Norton) Rice.) 

(Spafford.) 

Mary A. (Norton), wife of Orrin Rice. Died July 27,. 
1862, age 19 years, 6 months. 

(Orrin Rice, son of Levi Rice, married Mary A. Norton, 
daughter of Seymour and Sally (Lyman) Norton.) 

(Spafford.) 

RICH. 

Dorr Rich. Born July 11, 1798, died July 30, 1867. 

(He married Anna Becker, sister of Peter Becker, and had 
the following children: Chrales M., married Justina 
Woodworth, daughter of Joel C. and Sarah (Eadie) Wood- 
worth; Charlotte M., married George W. Briggs; Melinda, 
married Oscar M. Prindle, son of Moses and Purlina M. 
(Patchen) Prindle; and a daughter, married Richard M. 
Eddy.) 

(Borodino.) 

Anna Becker, wife of Dorr Rich. Born March 18, 1796, 
died May 29, 1884. 

(Borodino.) 

RICHARDSON. 

Stephen R. Richardson. Died February 13, 1857, age 
31 years, 1 month. 

" He sleeps in Jesus." 
" Go home, dear wife, dry up your tears 
And be prepared when Christ appears." 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 219 

RIGGALL. 

Miles Riggall. Died November 17, 1861, age 62 years, 
2 months, 26 days. 

(He married Maria Lieber; after his decease his widow 
married Albin Coon, of Thorn Hill, for her second husband.) 

(Spafford.) 

RIPLEY. 

Jonathan Ripley, (son of David and Precilla (Dunbar) 
Ripley.) Died April 15, 1849, age 78 years, 6 months, 21 
years. 

" Receive Earth ! his faded form. 
In thy cold bosom let it lie. 
Safe let it rest from ev'ry storm, 
Soon may it rise no more to die." 

(David Ripley was the son of John and Meribah Ripley, 
who first resided in Coventry, and afterwards in West 
Greenwich, R. I. ; their children were : Sarah, born in Cov- 
entry, January 11, 1740 ; Mary, bom in Coventry, April 15, 
1742, married in West Greenwich, Benjamin Adam Gallup, 
February 14, 1762; David, bom in West Greenwich, July 
30, 1744, married Precilla Dunbar, born March 12, 1745, 
supposed to have resided in Warren County, N. Y., and 
afterwards perhaps Hoosick, Rensselaer County, N. Y.; 
Meribah, born in West Greenwich, R. I., August 6, 1746; 
Jane, bom in West Greenwich, R. I., January 27, 1850-1; 
Preserved, bom November 13, 1752, (as well as the three 
following) in West Greenwich, R. I. : Joshua, born Decem- 
ber 16, 1754; John, bom March 21, 1757; and Asa, bom 
May 23, 1760. 

The children of David and Precilla (Dunbar) Ripley are 
not given, except Jonathan, born September 25, 1770, died 
April 13, 1848, at Spafford, N. Y., married at Hoosick, 
N. Y., December 14, 1791, Ruth Corey, bom February 9, 
1776, died in Spafford, N. Y., February 25, 1862. 

Jonathan Ripley, by his wife Ruth Corey, had the follow- 
ing children : the first three in Warren County, N. Y., the 
next six in Hoosick, Rensselaer County, and the last in Spaf- 
ford, N. Y. : Joshua, bom October 5, 1793, died May, 1859, 
married Mary Ayers at Virgil, Cortland County, January, 
1821; Rebecca, born October 7, 1795, married Ripha Worden 



220 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASS«®ATI©N 

December 25, 1816, at Brutti'S, Cayuga County, N. Y. ; James, 
born October 14, 1797, died September 18, 1859, in Illinois, 
married lilahala Randall at Spafford, October, 1820; John 
L., born May 26, 1799, married Clarissa E. Loss, April 6, 
182o, at Spafford, Is". Y., daughter of Moses and Susanna 
(Ells) Loss; Whitman, born March 14, 1801, married 
Thankful Barber, March 1822, at Spafford; Meribah, 
born February 6, 1803, married Randall Palmer, at 
Spafford, January 6, 1825 ; David, born September 16, 1804, 
died February 8, 1865, in Spafford, married Sarah Jane 
Eliot, daughter of Elias and Charity (Warner) Eliot, at 
Geddes, N. Y., his wife, after his decease, married Willard 
Doty for her second husband ; Elsie, born February 9, 1807, 
died January 7, 1843, at Truxton, buried in Spafford Ceme- 
tery, married Stephen Norton, January 24, 1828, at Spaf- 
ford, N. Y. ; Maria, born March 13, 1811, married Lysander 
Denny May, 1841, at Joliet, Illinois ; and Silas C, born April 
22, 1813, married Rosina Burgess, June 16, 1837, at Auburn, 
N. Y. Mr. Ripley came to this town from Hoosick, N. Y., 
about 1812, and settled upon Ripley Hill, on Lot 32, Tully, 
where he remained until his decease.) 

(Spafford.) 

David Ripley, (son of Jonathan and Ruth (Corey) Ripley, 
Died February 8, 1865, age 61 years. 

(Mr. Ripley, like his father, was a farmer, came to this 
town v>^ith his father, and after marriage settled on a farm 
adjoining his father, on the south, on Ripley Hill, where he 
resided until his decease. By his wife, Sarah Jane Eliot, 
he had the following children, all bom in this town* Sarah 
A., married LaFayette Foster, son of Albert and Clarissa 
(Maxson) Foster; Frances, married James S. Foster, son 
of Albert and Clarissa (Maxson) Foster; Helen, married 
Dudley B. Andrews, son of John P. and Harriet Andrews; 
Charles, married Sophia Andrews, daughter of John P. and 
Harriet Andrews, (they have had three children : Thomas, 
Charles, and a daughter who died in infancy) , they reside 
West; George, married Mary Carr, daughter of Almond 
Carr, (one child died in infancy), resides in Wisconsin; 
Lucy, married Fred C. Hills, ; and James, deceased.) 

(Spafford.) 



^»AFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 221 

Nellie Verne, daughter of George and Mary (Carr) 
Ripley. Died February 3, 1873, age 6 months. 
" Our Baby." 

(Spafford.) 

John L. Ripley, son of Jonathan and Ruth (Corey) 
Ripley. Bom May 26, 1799, died September 27, 1887. (No 
stone) . 

(He came to this town with his father, and resided on 
Ripley Hill until the decease of his father, when he moved 
to a farm on Lot 32, Sempronius, where he died; he mar- 
ried Clarissa E. Loss, April 6, 1825, and by her had the 
following children, all born in this town : Candace S., born 
February 20, 1826, married Windsor Holmes, son of John 
and Lydia (Barnes) Holmes, March 28, 1871, resided in 
Spafford; David L., born January 16, 1829, married Mary 
E. Richardson, June 25, 1862, in Sempronius, N. Y., wife 
dead and he resides in Spafford; Moses D., born May 7, 
1830, resides in Charles City Iowa, unmarried; Valencia, 
born July 9, 1832 ; Amon J., born November 19, 1834, mar- 
ried Harriet Carr, daughter of Thurston and Lorane 
(Green) Carr, (one daughter. Flora, married Edwin Morris, 
son of Uriah and Frances (Worden) Morris, resides in 
Spafford) ; Amon J., resides in Glen Haven, N. Y. ; Jonathan 
D., born February 7, 1837, married (1) Elizabeth Hall, 
daughter of Asa and Laura Ann (Babcock) Hall, and (2) 
Nellie Hough of Skaneateles, N. Y., resides in Spafford, 
N. Y.; James W., born February 25, 1839, died May 14, 
1843, in Spafford; Calista L., born April 27, 1841, died in 
Quincy, Michigan, April 13, 1866, married Calvin Hayes, 
July 4, 1860; George V., born September 5, 1843, married 
Helen Newland December 31, 1865; Clarissa A., born Jan- 
uary 5, 1846, married Arthur Hall, son of Asa and Laura 
Ann (Babcock) Hall, October 6, 1869, resides in Spafford, 
N. Y. ; and Daniel W., born January 4, 1849, married 
Lovica Phelps, June 16, 1870.) 

(Spafford.) 

Clarissa Eells Loss, wife of John L. Ripley. Born Decem- 
ber 5, 1807, died November 29, 1891. (No stone.) 

(She was a daughter of Moses and Susanna (Eells) Loss, 
and born in Skaneateles, N, Y. On her mother's side she 
was descended from John Eells, who came from Barnstable, 
England, in 1635, and settled in Dorchester, Mass., as 



222 ©NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

follows: Clarissa, Susanna, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Samuel, 
Samuel, John.) 

(Spafford.) 

Nancy Elizabeth (Hall), wife of Jonathan D. Ripley. 
Died November 13, 1866, age 28 years, 5 months, 19 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Nellie I., died Janaury 17, 1877, age 4 months, 15 days. 

Charles P. Died June 11, 1878, age 5 years. 

Children of Jonathan D. and Nellie I. (Hough) Ripley. 

(Spafford.) 

Mary E. (Richardson), wife of David L. Ripley. Died 
October 4, 1870, age 35 years, 10 months, 14 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Joshua Ripley, the eldest son of Jonathan and Ruth 
(Corey) Ripley, came to this town with his father, and the 
members of his family were in early years well known to 
the people of this town, but we have no record of any dead 
of his descendants in any of our cemeteries. By his wife, 
Mary Ayers, he is known to have had the following children : 
Washington, killed by a falling tree, unmarried; Clorinda, 
went West with her brother, David Miner; David Miner, 
married West ; William, died unmarried ; and John, married 
Sarah Peek of Truxton, N. Y., he was a soldier in the War 
of 1861, first resided in Truxton, and then in Homer, N. Y., 
where he died and was buried, he claimed to have second 
sight. 

John Ripley, (son of Joshua and Mary Ayers Ripley) , by 
his wife Sarah Peck, who was living in Homer, N. Y., in 
1898, had the following: Candace Theodosia, married 
Charles Gillett of Cold Brook, N. Y. ; Nelson, bachelor, resid- 
ing in 1898 in Geddes, N. Y. ; Anna, married Henry Fuller, 
resides with her mother in Homer, N. Y. ; George, resides in 
Homer, N. Y., unmarried; and Jacob, who also resides in 
Homer, N. Y., unmarried. 

ROBERTSON. 

James Robertson. Died February 25, 1859, age 78 years, 
7 months, 11 days. 

(He came from Jackson, Washington County, N. Y., about 
1840, and settled on the county line road, on lot 41, Tully, 
where he remained until his decease ; his wife, Isabel Eadie, 
was a sister of Peter Becker's wife, by her he had : Christia 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 223 

Ann, married (1) Richard C. Goodrich, and (2) Daniel 
Lyon, she died in Otisco N. Y. ; Elizabeth, married Abiathar 
Melvin, son of Jabez and Rebecca Melvin, as his second 
wife, husband dead, and in 1898 she was residing in 
Nebraska; John, died, (drowned), unmarried; Peter, mar- 
ried Jane Jacobson, resided in Troy, N. Y. ; Jane, married 
Alexander Churchell, son of James and Hannah (Dobbs) 
Churchell, as his second wife, dead; Agnes, 1898, residing 
unmarried in Otisco, N. Y. ; and Mary, died unmarried.) 

(Spafford.) 
Isabel (Eadie) , wife of James Robertson. Died May 27, 
1870, age 85 yars, 8 months, 6 days. 
"Our Mother." 

(Spafford.) 

ROBINSON. 

Amy, wife of Archibald Robinson. Bom March 28, 1787, 
died January 14, 1852. 

(Archibald Robinson at one time resided on a farm on 
Lots 10, 11, and 21, Sempronius, in the Nunnery neighbor- 
hood.) 

(Borodino.) 
Mariah, daughter of Richard and Mary Robinson. Died 
February 26, 1825, age 13 years, 13 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

ROBISON. 

Abram Robison. Died July 4, 1878, age 25 years, 11 
months, 4 days. 

" Gone to rest." 
(He was drowned in Skaneateles Lake, near Ten Mile 
Point, died unmarried.) 

(Borodino.) 

ROGERS. 

Nettie Eadie, wife of Charles Rogers. Died June 8, 1876, 
age 19 years, 1 month, 3 days. 

" Remember you still." 
(She was a daughter of John W. and Abigail (Doty) 
Eadie) . 

(Spafford.) 



224 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

ROOT. 
Norman Root. Bom October 25, 1789. Died May 10, 
1853. 

(By his wife Anna he had: Artemus; Hezekiah, married 
Diana Scrivnes ; Dana ; Mary Ann, married Henry Tucker ; 
Jenette, died as a young lady ; and Esther, married George 
H. Anthony. In 1838 he resided on the Williamson Farm, 
west side of Spafford Hollow, about one mile south of 
Otisco Lake.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Anna, wife of Norman Root. Bom March 25, 1794, died 
January 6, 1856. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

ROSMAN. 

Urania Rosman. Died July 16, 1869, age 69 years. 
(She came from Auburn, N. Y., and died at the house of 
Joel C. Woodworth, unmarried.) 

(Spafford.) 

ROUNDS. 

Russel Rounds. Died April 11, 1856, age 38 years, 14 
days. 

(He married Lydia Harrington, daughter of John and 
Catherine Harrington, and by her had the following chil- 
dren: Matilda, married Alexander Green, blacksmith, at 
Spafford Corners, he died 1899 and she now resides in 
Spafford ; Minerva, married Allen Breed, son of Ruf us and 
Mehitable Breed, he is dead and she resides in Spafford; 
Lucy, married Henry B. Knapp, son of Augustus Knapp, 
and (2) Joseph Lefiingwell, resides in Spafford; and Anna, 
married John Odell, resides in Spafford. Mr. Rounds was 
drowned at New Hope, N. Y., and his widow in 1898 resided 
with her daughter, Mrs. Odell, in Spafford.) 

(Spafford.) 

ROUNDY. 

Asahel Roundy, (son of Uriah and Lucretia Needham). 
Died February 1, 1857, age 72 years, 6 months. 

(He came to this town about 1807 from Rockingham, Vt., 
where he was bom, and remained here until his death, first 
residing on Lot 22, Tully, where part of his children were 
born, and afterwards on the State's Hundred Acres on Lot 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RHCORDS WITH GKNBALOGICAL NOTES 225 

21, Tully. He was of the seventh generation, in line of 
descent from Philip Roundy, who died in Salem, Mass., in 
1678. The first wife of Philip Roundy is not known, but 
in November, 1671, he married Anna Bush at Salem for a 
second wife; he had by his first wife: Robert, died at 
Beverly, Mass., November 16, 1715, married Deborah Plumb, 
July 13, 1678 ; Mark, he was a soldier in King Philip's War, 
and was wounded in the Narragansett Battle in December 
1675 ; and by his second wife he had Mary, married Thomas 
Walter, April 19, 1695. 

Robert Roundy (son of Philip) was a Coaster, and was 
sometimes called Doctor, he had a warehouse in Beverly. 
By his wife, Deborah Plumb, he had: Elizabeth, John, 
Mary, Deborah, Esther and Benjamin. 

John Roundy (son of Robert), resided first in Beverly, 
and second in Marblehead, Mass.; he married (1) Decemt)er 
2, 1703, in Beverly, Mary Daland, (and by her had: Robert 
and Lydia), and (2) Elizabeth Savery at Marblehead, and 
by her had : John, Elizabeth, Martha, Sarah, Joseph, Abra- 
ham and Thomas. 

Robert Roundy, (son of John and Mary (Daland) 
Roundy), was born January 7, 1704, in Beverly, and died 
in Lempster, N. H., June 17, 1797 ; he was a weaver by trade 
and settled in Windham, Conn., where he remained, during 
the birth of his children, and until the decease of his wife, 
April 3, 1781, and then went to Lempster to reside with his 
son, Samuel, where he died and was buried. By his wife, 
Elizabeth Green, he had : John, Samuel, Robert, Elizabeth, 
and Mary. 

John Roundy, (son of Robert and Elizabeth (Green) 
Roundy), born August 23, 1726, in Windham, died in Rock- 
ingham, Vt., married Mary Bass, born in Windham, Conn., 
June 20, 1729, daughter of Thomas and Dorothy (Parish) 
Bass, and by her had : John, Almond, Elmariah and Uriah. 
Mr. Roundy was elected at the organization of the town of 
Rockingham, as its first Representative. He was commonly 
called Captain in the public records, and all his sons served 
as soldiers in the War of the Revolution. 

Uriah Roundy, (son of John and Mary (Bass) Roundy) , 
born October 27, 1756, died May 1, 1813, in Rockingham, 
Vt., married Lucretia Needham, daughter of Daniel and 
Hannah (Allen) Needham, born in Norwich, Conn., Sep- 



226 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

tember 9, 1760, died in Michigan, December 5 1848, she at 
one time resided with her son, Asahel Roimdy, in Spafford, 
N. Y. Mr. Roundy, by his wife, Lucretia, had the following 
children, all bom in Rockingham, Vermont: Daniel, born 
Deecmber 1, 1780, died December 3, 1847, married (1) 
Laura Hoyt, and (2) Ruth Baird, December 23, 1821, at 
Spafford, N. Y., he first settled in Spafford and then moved 
West, where he died ; Hannah, born June 19, 1782, married 
Silas Baird, in Rockingham, Vt., June 28, 1804, she and her 
husband both died in Ripley, Chautauqua County, N. Y., 
where their descendants remain ; Asahel, born July 29, 1784, 
djed February 1, 1857, married Hannah Weston at Skan- 
eateles, N. Y., January 19, 1809, daughter of Jonathan and 
Maiy Weston ; Lucy, bom March 9, 1797, died June 2, 1850, 
married Lauren Hotchkiss, they were father and mother of 
the Rev. Velona Hotchkiss, D. D., Baptist Devine, who died 
in Buffalo, N. Y.; Shadrack, bom January 1, 1789, died July 
2, 1872, in Salt Lake City, Utah, married Betsey Quimby; 
Naomi bom February 1, 1791, died June 7, 1820, married 
John Baird; Lucretia born March 6, 1793, died unmarried; 
Maria, bom May 10, 1794, died 1890, married John 
Hutchens in Spafford in 1816, (brother of Col. Phlneas 
Hutchens of this town) , descendants mostly in Wisconsin ; 
Uriah, born April 10, 1796, married (1) Polly Lyon at Spaf- 
ford, sister of Daniel and David Lyon, and (2) Rena Bristol. 
He died in Iowa in 1870 ; Mary, born May 28, 1798, married 
Baxter Lyon; Almira, bom April 20, 1800, died April 8, 
1883, married (1) Warren Sabin in 1822, and (2) Morgan 
Williams in 1842; and Matilda, bom October 22, 1803, 
married George Humphrey, resided in Medina, N. Y. 

Daniel Roundy, (son of Uriah and Lucretia), by his wife 
Laura Hoyt, had : Lucretia, born August 17, 1810, married 
at Spafford, Joel H. Grout, son of John and Elizabeth 
(Clark) Grout, husband died in this town and she moved to 
Chicago, 111., and by his second wife, Ruth Baird, (bom 
October 15, 1799, at Granville, Washington County, N. Y., 
died in Illinois in 1893) , he had the following : Jay, died 
at Manteno, Iowa, February 2, 1893, married Sarah Ger- 
main, January 1, 1853; Jane, bom April 8, 1823, died 
young; Dr. Daniel Curtis, bom 1824, died in Chicago, 
111., June 1897, married Elizabeth Young. He was 
a soldier in the War of 1861, Capt. 4th Wis. Cav. Vols., and 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 237 

also Surgeon in 37th Wis. Inft. Vols., wife died November 
6, 1898 ; Spencer Beard, died in Brooklyn, N. Y., January 6, 
1861, unmarried; and Porter W., married Ann Young, 
resides at Davenport, Iowa, he was also soldier in the War 
of 1861, 2nd Lieut. 4th Wis. Cav. Vols., and Hospital 
Steward in 37th Wis. Inft. Vols. 

Shadrack Roundy, (son of Uriah and Lucretia), was 
one of the trustees of the Free Will Baptist Church in Spaf- 
ford, at its organization, December 13, 1825, and left that 
church about 1832, and joined the Mormons and followed 
their movements, first to Pennsylvania, then to Ohio, then 
to Nauvoo, and finally at Salt Lake, Utah, where he died. 
In the latter church he was prominent, and from time to 
time held civil, military and religious offices with the Mor- 
mon organization, and by that people was recognized at 
the time of his decease, as patriarch and saint. By his wife, 
Betsey Quimby, he had the following children, several of 
whom were born in Spafford: Lauren Hotchkiss, bom 
August 21, 1815, married (1) Johanna Carter, 1843, (2) 
Jane Coyle, and (3) Martha; Julia Rebecca, born April 5, 
1817, died in 1837 in Missouri, unmarried; Bishop Lorenzo 
Wesley, born in Spafford, June 18, 1819, accidentally 
drowned in Colorado River, May 24, 1876, married (1) 
Adeline Whiting in 1843, she died in 1845, and he married 
(2) Susannah Wallace, and (3) 1858, (Plural wife) Pris- 
cilla Parish. (By his first wife he had two children, by 
his second eight, and by his third (plural) seven children. 
His descendants are numerous, residing in Utah ; Lauretta, 
born November, 1821, married David H. Beck at Nauvoo, 
111., 1841, and moved to Utah (she had ten children) ; 
Samantha, bom June 2, 1824, married John David Parker, 
February 3, 1846, no issue ; Bishop Jared Curtis, bom Jan- 
uary 5, 1827, in Spafford, married (1) Lovisa Jenny, Jan- 
uary, 1852, (2) Eliza J. Snyder in 1855, (3) Elizabeth 
Drake, January, 1879, and (4) Ellen M. White, December 
20, 1883, the last three were plural wives, he died May 21, 
1895,. By his first wife he had nine children, and by his 
last (plural) he had five children, by the other two plural 
wives he had no issue, his descendants are numerous in 
Utah,; Almeda Sophia, bom March 7, 1829, in Spafford, 
and married John David Parker, February 3, 1846, the 
husband of her sister Samantha, as his plural wife, both 



228 ©NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

being married the same day, she has had ten children, 
resided in Utah; William Kelsham, born November, 1831, 
died August 14, 1839 ; Nancy Jane, bom May 23, 1834, died 
July 6, 1885, has been twice married and had nine children ; 
and Malinda, born June 23, 1838, died March 8, 1842, at 
Nauvoo, 111. The descendants of Shadrack Roundy in Utah 
will exceed two hundred in number. 

Uriah Roundy, (son of Uriah and Lucretia), came to 
Spafford early, and there married his first wife; he was also 
a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, and joined the 
Mormon Exodus from Spafford about 1833, and went to 
Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois, but when the Latter Day 
Saints started for Salt Lake City he left them near Council 
Bluff, Iowa, and renouncing polygamy joined and assisted 
in oganizing, at Gallows Hill, Iowa, the Reformed Mormon 
Church, which exists at that place to this day. He died in 
Iowa. His children by his first wife v/ere mostly bom in 
Spafford, they were : John, bom December 6, 1818, married 

(1) Sarah Shearer, and (2) Frances J. Jones, farmer, 
resides at Moulton, Iowa, has had nine children ; Mary, died 
at 28 years, married Gilbert Miller ; David LaFayette, died 
in infancy; Washington, bom in Spafford, September 26, 
1824, married (1) Serelda Her, and (2) Alvira Williams, 
and (3) Mrs. Nancy Black, he has had eleven children, 
farmer, has been a member of the Iowa Legislature, resides 
at Manteno, Iowa; Jenette, born 1826, married Thomas 
Putnam, eight children, resides in Iowa; Asahel, bom Sep- 
tember 10, 1828, married Sarah Vanausdall, March 20, 1853, 
at Gallows Hill, Iowa, he died June 6, 1878 ten children 
residing mostly in Shelby County, Iowa; Ahna, died in 
infancy; Zebedee, bom in 1834, and died in 1855; and 
Martha, married Alexander Black and had eleven children. 

Capt. Asahel Roundy, (son of Uriah and Lucretia), came 
to this town or horseback from Rockingham, Vt., about 
1807, and two years afterwards married his wife, Hannah 
Weston, with whom he became acquainted while she was 
teaching school at Spafford Corners, she coming here for 
that purpose on horseback, from her home in Skaneateles 
Village; by her he had the following children, all born in 
Spafford: Lucretia, bom April 25, 1810, died in Syracuse, 
N. Y., married (1) Dr. Horatio Smith of Otisco, N. Y., and 

(2) John Lathrop at Syracuse, N. Y., November 24, 1852, 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 229 

she died without issue, buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. ; Gordon N., born December 4, 1811, died Feb- 
ruary 17, 1896, at Turner, Illinois, married Maria L. Kimble, 
October, 1840, (his children, all bom in Turner, Illinois, 
are: Charles Franklin, Asahel Madison, James E., (the 
foregoing died in infancy), Mary Ellen, Maria Louisa, 
Charles William, Lucy Jane, Margaret Elvira (died in 
infancy), Carrie Elizabeth, Franklin Gordon, and Kate 
Linda) ; Mary Ann, born January 31, 1813, married Dr. 
John Collins, April 4, 1832, at Spafford, husband dead, and 
she resides, 1899, with her son, Capt. George K. Collins, in 
Syracuse, N. Y. ; Lizana, born March 29, 1814, married Sey- 
mour N. Wood, June 9, 1831, husband dead, and she resides 
(1899) with her daughter, Mrs. M. Adelle Miller, at Onon- 
daga Valley, N. Y.; Nancy M., bom June 28, 1816, died 
April 18, 1895, married Levi Hurlbut, December 13, 1838, 
both dead, and buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, 
N. Y. ; Asahel Madison bom April 29, 1818, died August 19, 
1857, married Melissa Andrews, daughter of Rev. Benjamin 
and Mary Andrews, his widow resides in Auburn, N. Y., 
his only child : Adelphene, died unmarried at Auburn, N. Y. ; 
Uriah, bom July 24, 1819, married Mary Ann Tinkham, 
daughter of Russel and Mary (Cook) Tinkham, April 3, 
1842, resides in Spafford, N. Y., has been Loan Commis- 
sioner, Justice of the Sessions, Supervisor, Justice of the 
Peace, Postmaster and Excise Commissioner; Franklin, 
bom April 28, 1822, died in Michigan, January 30, 1896, 
married Orissa Fisher, daughter of Dakin and Sally 
(Youst) Fisher, blacksmith by trade, and was farrier in 
Company '' G," 4th Mich. Cav. Vols, in the War of 1861 ; 
and Prof. Charles Orlando, born May 18, 1823, died Sep- 
tember 30, 1892, married Nancy Burroughs of Skaneateles, 
N. Y., October 26, 1848, he was a teacher and A. M. from 
Hamilton College, among other places he taught was as 
Principal of the Skaneateles Academy, Moravia Academy, 
and Syracuse High School, his widow still survives and 
resides at Moravia, N. Y. Capt. Asahel Roundy received 
his rank as Captain from the State of New York, he com- 
manded a Company in the 98th N. Y. Militia in the War 
of 1812, in a short tour of duty at Sacketts Harbor, N. Y., 
in the Fall of 1814. He was prominent in town affairs, ana 
during his active life held prominent town offices, such as 



230 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOGIATI©N 

Supervisor, and Justice of the Peace, he was also Post- 
master. 

Uriah Roundy, (son of Capt. Asahel and Hannah), Dy 
his wife, Mary Ann Tinkham, has two children : Adelbert, 
bom April 14, 1848, at Spafford, N. Y., married Juliette 
Little, daughter of Hon. Feremorz Little of Salt Lake City, 
Utah, merchant, residing at Salt Lake, Utah, (four children 
born at latter place : Mary, Florence, Jay T., and Dorothy) ; 
and Jay C, bom July 3, 1851, married (1) Alice A. Hill, 
daughter of William and Mary Jane (Vincent) Hill, and 
(2) Nettie Warner, daughter of Edward Warner, rancher, 
resides at Haden, Fremont Co., Idaho, (three children: 
Pearl, Frank, and Adelbert). Mr. and Mrs. Roundy also 
had one adopted son, Charles Weston, who was a first cousin 

of Mr. Roundy, being a son of Columbus and 

(Delano) Weston of Skaneateles, N. Y., he was a member 
of the 76th Regt. N. Y. Vols. Inft., War of 1861, and is now 
deceased. 

Franklin Roundy, (son of Capt. Asahel and Hannah), 
moved to Dorence, Branch Co., Mich., where he died ; by his 
wife, Orrissa Fisher, he had the following children, two 
first of whom were born in Spafford, and the others in 
Michigan: Flora Elizabeth, bora March 26, 1852; Evan- 
geline, born October 1, 1853 ; Asahel, bom January 25, 1858 ; 
and Charles, born February 15, 1860. The widow of Mr. 
Roundy is still living in Michigan. 

Charles 0. Roundy, (son of Capt. Asahel and Hanah), 
by his wife Nancy Burroughs had five children, the first 
four in Syracuse, and the last in Moravia : Frances Adelle, 
born May 23, 1852 ; Mary Ella, born March 29, 1858, mar- 
ried and resides in Moravia, N. Y. ; Sarah B., bom Decem- 
ber 25, 1859, married and esides in Moravia, N. Y. ; Charles 
B., bom March 7, 1868, died January 9, 1871 ; and Charles 
0., born September 20, 1872, married and resides in Skan- 
eateles, N. Y. Mr. Roundy's widow is still living and 
resides at Moravia, N. Y. 

(Spafford.) 

Hannah (Weston), wife of Capt. Asahel Roundy. Died 
October 22, 1855, age 68 years, 1 month. 

(She was born at Fitzwilliam, N. H., September 22, 1786, 
and came to Skaneateles Village with her parents on or 
before 1800, and resided in early childhood in a log house, 



Sf AFFORD MWITUARY REC#R»S WITH (SNEALOGICAL NOTES 231 

situate between the Skaneateles and Hamilton Turnpike and 
the Lake, on the site of the present residence of Mr. Poor in 
that Village.) 

(Spafford.) 

Uriah Roundy. Born July 24, 1819, died May 29, 1902. 

Mary A. (w.). Bom June 29, 1820. She is now 
deceased. 

Asahel Madison Roundy, (son of Capt. Asahel and 
Hannah (Weston) Roundy) . Died August 19, 1857, age 39 
years, 3 months, 20 days. 

(He was a merchant at Spafford Comers at the time of 
his decease.) 

(Spafford.) 

Charles Weston, adopted son of Uriah and Mary Ann 
(Tinkham) Roundy. Died July 10, 1865, age 21 years, 9 
months. 

(For three years he was a member of Company " D," 76th 
Regt. N. Y. Vols. Inft.) 

(Spafford.) 

ROWEN. 

John Rowen. Died October 15, 1858, age 79 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Nancy, wife of John Rowen. Died September 17, 1847, 
age 58 years. 

" Oh ! how sweet to sleep in Jesus." 
Sophia M. (Berry), wife of John J. Rowen. Died May 
19, 1879, age 65 years, 2 months, 24 days. 

(John J. Rowen, son of John Rowen, married Sophia M. 
Berry, daughter of Jonathan and Thankful Berry; they 
had one daughter, who married a Mr. James Murphy and 
now resides in Spafford.) 

(Borodino.) 

RUST. 

Jehiel Rust. Died February 16, 1845, age 78 years, 4 
months, 16 days. 

(Mr. Rust came to this town before 1815, and that year 
settled on a farm of 60 acres on Lot 74, Marcellus, pur- 
chased of Alexander M. Beebe ; by his wife Polly he left no 
issue. In his will dated March 23, 1837, and pobated May 



232 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATI©N 

3, 1848, he mentions his wife Mary and Zipporah and John 
Chappell, children of Martin Chappell.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Polly, ^vife of Jehiel Rust. Died July 7, 1842, age 73 
years, 11 months, 11 days. 

(Thoni Hill.) 

SANFORD. 
In memory of Lucy Ann H. Sanford, who died June 10, 
1837, in the 4th year of her age. 

(Spafford.) 

SEELY. 

Samuel G. Seely. Died September 10, 1852, age 77 years, 
8 months, 2 days. 

(He came to this town before 1807, and settled on a farm 
situate in the southwest comer of Lot 12, Tully, where he 
remained until the timeof his decease. He was a member 
of Captain Asahel Roundy's Company, in the 98th N, Y. 
Militia, and served a short tour of duty near Sackett's 
Harbor, N. Y., in the Fall of 1814, in the War of 1812. By 
his wife, Adah Fowler, he had: Polly, married Lemuel D. 
Smith of Cold Brook, N. Y., (eleven children) ; Cynthia, she 
died October 6, 1869, age 70 years, unmarried; Sally, mar- 
ried, Alvin Churchill, son of John and Martha Churchill, 
both dead, and buried in Cold Brook Cemetery; Huldah, 
married William Bell; Philura, married (1) Mr. Eldridge, 
and (2) Russel M. Burdick, she had one son, Samuel 
Eldridge, by her first husband, and a daughter, Mary Bur- 
dick, married William Cullen Bockus, by her second hus- 
hand; Hiram, married Betsey Jane Jacobs, daughter of 
Elias and Betsey J. Jacobs, of Spafford Hollow, both dead, 
and buried in this cemetery; Adelia, married James Bell; 
and Clarissa, died February 9, 1826, age 17 years.) 

(Spafford.) 

Adah (Fowler), wife of Samuel G. Seely. Died June 13, 
1852, age 77 years, 10 months, 2 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Clarissa. Died February 9, 1826, age 17 years, 5 months, 
3 days. 

Cyntha. Died October 6, 1869, age 70 years, 25 days. 

Daughters of Samuel G. and Adah (Fowler) Seely. 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 238 

Hiram Seely, (son of Samuel G. and Adah (Fowler) 
Seely). Danied January 1, 1883, age 68 years, 2 months, 
7 days. 

" He has gone to his loved ones." 
(He resided on the old homestead with his father, where 
he died ; by his wife, Betsey Jane Jacobs, he had : Marcus 
N., died March 14, 1892, age 53 years, married Orissa T. 
Filkins, daughter of George D. and Margaret (Fisher) 
Filkins, wife still living in Syracuse, N. Y. ; and Orlando 
R., married Anna Eddy, farmer, resides in Homer, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 
Betsey J. (Jacobs), wife of Hiram Seely. Died April 
19, 1881, age 63 years, 5 months. 

" She rests in Heaven." 

(Spafford.) 
Marcus N. Seely, (son of Hiram and Betsey J. (Jacobs) 
Seely. Died March 14, 1892, age 53 years. 

(By his wife, Orissa T. Filkins, he had two children: 
Eugene, died young in 1862; and Carrie, married Herbert 
C. Faxton of Syracuse, N. Y., husband works for Solvay 
Process Company. Marcus resided during his lifetime on 
the old Seely Homestead, on Lot 12, Tully, he was a 
farmer.) 

(Spafford.) 
Eugene, infant son of Marcus N. and Orrissa T. (Filkins) 
Seely. Died in the year 1862. 

(Spafford.) 
Francis Irvin, son of Orlando R. and Anna (Eddy) Seely. 
Died November 5, 1881, age 8 years, 8 days. 

(Spafford.) 

SESSIONS. 

Amasa Sessions, son of Nathaniel and Irene (Wales) 
Sessions). Died November 13, 1838, age 59 years. 

(Amasa Sessions was born in Union, Conn., June 30, 
1779, and came to the tovvTi of Skaneateles in October, 1798 ; 
he was supposed to have been descended from Samuel Ses- 
sions, who came to this country from. Wantage, Berkshire 
Co., England, in 1630, and settled in Andover, Mass., as fol- 
lows: Samuel, Alexander, Nathaniel, Amasa, Nathaniel, 
Amasa. His father, Nathaniel Session, was born in Pomfret, 
and settled in Union, Conn., where he died, October 5, 1824 ; 



234 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

he married (1) Irene Wales, November 16, 1775, she died 
December 3, 1793, and he married for a second wife Fanny- 
Chandler. Amasa Sessions, in a letter dated in 1838, in 
speaking of his father, says : " My father, Nathaniel, died 
at Union in 1824, age 74, and my mother in 1793. They 
were members of the Congregational Church. He had two 
wives, by whom he had six children each : Amasa, Ebenezer, 
(bom May 11, 1781), of Skaneateles; Susan Wright, at 
Vernon, N. Y. ; Irene, died at Chautauqua; Lydia Chap- 
man, in Onondaga; Nathaniel, with his six sons and three 
daughters, in Ionia, Mich,; Col. Moses Chandler Sessions, 
at Union, Conn. ; Polly, died at Union, Fanny Eaton, Darius 
and Eliza Webster, with their families, are at Macomb Co., 
Mich. ; and Hannah, at Marcellus." 

Amasa Sessions, (son of Nathaniel), married (1) Sila 

, (2) Phebe Robins Smith, and (3) , 

resided on Lot 59, Marcellus, in the town of Skaneateles, 
N. Y., where he died. In the same letter, spoken of above, 
he says : " I have nine children by my second wife, with 
whom I lived twenty-nine years, to wit : Sila Bennett, wife 
of Bennett, publisher of Baptist Register, and my youngest, 
Phebe, (Hon. Sidney Smith says her name was Elizabeth 
and not Phebe) , who dwells at Utica, N. Y., Alonzo, Job S., 
George M., Amasa, John, Darius, and Jane M. Yates, all at 
Ionia, on Grand River, Michigan." John Sessions, became 
a lawyer and settled in Brooklyn, N. Y., with an office at 
No. 10 Wall St., New York City; and Alonzo Sessions, 
settled in Ionia, Michigan, where he became a man of 
wealth and influence, he not only held from time to time 
various town offices, but was Sheriff of his county, and 
Lieut. Governor of the State of Michigan, he was a member 
of the State Constitutional Convention, member of the State 
Legislature, and President of the First Ionia National Bank, 
and the Farmer's Insurance Company. All three of Amasa 
Sessions' wives were born in Connecticut.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Sila Sessions, (wife of Amasa Sessions) . Died January 
20, 1808, age 29 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Phebe (Smith), wife of Amasa Sessions. Died May 25, 
1837, age 53 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 235 

Dea. Ebenezer Sessions, (son of Nathaniel and Irene 
(Wales) Sessions) . Died December 25, 1855, age 74 years, 
7 months, 13 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Mary, wife of Dea. Ebenezer Sessions. Died November 
11, 1858, age 80 years, 3 months, 19 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
In memory of Susan, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary 
Sessions. Died April 7, 1839, age 27 years, 4 months, 7 
days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



SHARP. 

Chester Sharp. Died May 11, 1840, age 72 years. 

(He married Anice Churchill, daughter of John and 
Martha Churchill, and had among other children, Mary A., 
who married Ranford R. Bates. His wife, who survived 
him, married (2) Philip Pickett.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Harriet E., daughter of John Wm. and Lydia A. (Under- 
wood) Sharp. Died February 23, 1843, age 1 year, 5 
months. 

(John Wm. Sharp, son of Chester and Anice (Churchill) 
Sharp, married (1) Lydia A. Underwood, and (2) Phebe 
Isdell, daughter of Andrew and Mary (Harris) Isdell, and 
widow of William Bacon. He practiced law in Justice's 
Courts, and was a farmer by occupation. He had a 
daughter by his first wife : Olive A., who married William 
Kelsey.) 

(Cold Brook.) 



SHAW. 

James Shaw. Died November 14, 1858, age 63 years. 

(Mr. Shaw, for many years before his decease, resided 
near the westerly line of Lot 45, in the town of Tully, in a 
little huddle commonly called " Shawville," and kept a small 
store at that place; he had a very respectable family of 
girls, who married into well known Spafford families.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



236 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL Ai9S««ATl«N 

SHELDEN. 

Vv'illiam Shelden. Born December 3, 1756, died July 27, 
1805, at Stepheiitown, N. Y., married November 18, 1779, 
at Stephentown, N. Y., Abigail Udell, bom August 4, 1762, 
died May 12, 1836, at SpafFord, and was buried at Thorn 
Hill. Mrs. Sheldon, after the decease of Mr. Sheldon, mar- 
ried Hezekiah Mason, November 14, 1811. Several of the 
children of Mr. and Mrs. Shelden also came to this town, 
they were as follows: Abigail, bom December 25, 1780; 
William, bom January 20, 1783; Benjamin, born January 
5, 1785 ; Lionel, born October 16, 1787 ; Allen, born August 
11, 1789; Alanson, born December 19, 1791, died May 16, 
1819 ; Anna, born June 10, 1794, died September 5, 1867, at 
Spafford, N. Y., married Asa Mason, son of Hezekiah and 
Sally Mason, May 10, 1812, she was buried in Borodino 
Cemetery ; Asa, born April 13, 1796 ; Erastus, born June 17, 
1798, died August 21, 1832 ; Diadama, born June 10, 1800, 
died March, 1801 ; and Diana, born July 30, 1804, died at 
residence of Hon. Sidney ^mith, in Skaneateles, N. Y., May 
19, 1892, married Charles A. Calkins, May 21, 1831, and 
settled at Thorn Hlil, her husband was bom September 2, 
1805. Diana was the mother of Jennie A. Calkins, second 
wife of Hon. Sidney Smith, and George A. Calkins, of 
Chicago, 111. She was buried in Lake View Cemetery, 
Skaneateles, N. Y. 

SHELDON. 

Caleb Sheldon, son of Joseph and Jemima (Carr) Shel- 
don, was bom in Rensselaer County, N. Y., near Stephen- 
town; his parents came from Massachusetts and Connecti- 
cut. He married Lillis Howard, daughter of Sylvester 
Howard, at Stephentowm, N. Y., and settled at Rutland, 
Jefferson County, N. Y., and from there came to this town 
in 1837, and settled on a farm east of Borodino Village, 
where he resided for many years. He died at Onondaga 
Valley, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery. His chil- 
dren were: Catherine, died unmarried, buried Oakwood 
Cemetery, Syracuse, N. Y.; Lansing, married Emily A. 
Cleveland, daughter of Benajah and Mary (Clark) Cleve- 
land, wife died at Syracuse, (Oakwood Cemetery), and he 
resides at 207 Cortland Ave., Syracuse, N. Y.; Sylvester 



STAFFORD MORTUARY R«501DS WITH OBNHALOGICAL NOTES 237 

Howard, married Jane Ferry, daughter of Chester and 
Saba (BufRngton) Ferry, both dead, and buried in Oakwood 
Cemetery. 

Lansing Sheldon, (son of Caleb and Lillis), by his wife 
Emily A. Ferry, had : Harriet, married Henry Hinman, son 
of George and Ruth (Smith) Hinman, as his third wife, 
resides in Syracuse, N. Y. ; and Lansing Grant, married 
Anna Hastings of Onondaga Valley, and resides in Syracuse, 
N. Y. 

SHERWOOD. 

Em-ily J., daughter of Jacob W. and Sarah Sherwood. 
Died February 5, 1848, age 17 years, 4 months, 21 days. 

(Borodino.) 
SKELLIE. 

Helen, daughter of William I. and Betsey (Boughton) 
Skellie. Died July 30, 1848, age 20 years, 7 months, 20 
days. 

" She was a dear daughter, kind sister and dear friend, 
To her happiness and wishes was ready to attend. 
In her long and painful iMness not a word of complaint. 
She was always a tried and obedient Saint." 
(William I. Skellie came to this town from Cambridge, 
Washington County, N. Y., about June 1, 1826, and settled 
on a farm on the east side of the Skaneateles and Homer 
road, on Lot 42, Tully; he married Betsey Boughton, 
daughter of Azer and Elizabeth (Nickerson) Boughton, of 
Washington County, N. Y., and by her had: Amanda D., 
married Nathan Culver, son of Moses and Amy (Boughton) 
Culver, of Cambridge, N. Y., husband dead, and she resides 
(1899) in Syracuse, N. Y.; James V., married Esther W^il- 
liamson, daughter of James and Hannah Williamson, of 
Spafford Hollow, she died in Scott, N. Y., his residence not 
known, (two children buried in this Cemetery) ; Helen, died 
in Spafford, July 30, 1848, unmarried; Marion B., married 
Helen Newell, son of Stephen and Mary (Cuykendall) 
Newell husband dead, and in 1898 she resided in Buffalo, 
N .Y. (one child, Skellie H. Newell) ; and Josephine C, 
married Elisha Hewett of Buffalo, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. 
Skellie died in Scott, and were buried in the Seventh Day 
Baptist Cemetery at that place.) 

(Spafford.) 



238 ©NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Harley J., son of James and Esther (Williamson) 
Skellie. Died September 28, 1863, age 13 years, 11 months, 
24 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Florence Virginia, daughter of James and Esther (Wil- 
liamson) Skellie. Died December 20, 1849, age 1 year, 20 
days. 

" This lovely bud was nipped so soon. 
To rise and bloom beyond the tomb." 

(Spafford.) 

William Skellie, a nephew of William I. Skellie, formerly 
resided in the Nunnery neighborhood in this town, he mar- 
ried Lucinda Foster. He was a blacksmith by trade, and 
once worked in the Village of Borodino. He moved to 
Chautauqua County, and was at one time employed by the 
Chautauqua Park Assembly Association — dead. 

Alexander Skellie also came from Cambridge, Washing- 
ton County, N. Y., and about April 26, 1828, settled on Lot 
10, Sempronius, his wife's given name was Martha. 

SMITH. 

Ruth, wife of Ira Smith. Died August 23, 1851, age 59 
years, 5 months, 17 days. 

(Ira Smith came to Spafford and settled on Lot 23, Tully, 
in Spafford Hollow, on or before January 1, 1829 ; his chil- 
dren were: William; Franklin, married Marietta Parker, 
daughter of Samuel and Amy Parker; Ira, Jr., married 
Emeline P. Dunbar, daughter of Thaddeus and Caroline M. 
Dunbar, he moved to Michigan; Chester; Louisa, married 
(Gordon Bailey; and Abigail, married Alphonso Kinney.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Marietta (Parker), wife of Franklin Smith. Died May 
8, 1855, age 42 years, 8 months, 1 day. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Caroline, daughter of Ira and Emeline P. (Dunbar) 
Smith. Died February 10, 1851, age 1 year, 6 months, 12 
days. 

" This lovely bud was nipped so soon 
To rise and bloom beyond the tomb." 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 239 

Alice A., daughter of Ira and Emeline P. (Dunbar) 
Smith. Died October 10, 1852, age 1 month, 20 days. 
" Alice ! thine angel visit cheered our lone hearts awhile, 
Then left us. Oh, why is it thou did'st not longer stay." 

(Spafford.) 

Horace Smith. Died August 8, 1862, age 61 years. 
" Our Father." 

(Mr. Smith came to this town from Fabius, N. Y,, before 
1848, and settled on the farm now (1899) owned by Col. 
Edwin S. Jenney, on Lot 32, Sempronius; from there he 
moved to a farm on Lots 32 and 33, Tully, in Cold Brook, 
about 1855, and there remained until his decease. His 
children, excepting the youngest one, were by his first wife, 
whose name is not given; he married for a second wife 
Clarissa G. Reynolds, who survived him, and after his 
decease married Albert Foster, for his second wife. His 
children, m.entioned in the petition of his wife, Clarissa G., 
dated August 25, 1862, for Letters of Administration upon 
his estate, were : Joseph R., of Salmon River, Oregon Terri- 
tory; Harriet E., wife of David Spaulding of Monticello, 
Cowlitz Counts^ Oregon Territory ; Mary C, wife of Henry 
S. Alvord of Homer, N. Y. ; Horace, of Homer,. N. Y. ; Maria 
J., wife of Thomas H. Alvord, of White Water, Kings 
County, Washington Territory; Levi G., of White Water, 
Kings Co., Washington Territory; Rollin C, of Jacksonville, 
Oregon Territory; and Frederick R., (then a minor) of 
Spafford, N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Eliza Smith, (wife of David Smith). Died September 
26, 1887, age 64 years. 

" Dear Mother." 

(David Smith lived in the Kellogg Settlement, in Cold 
Brook, in the town of Scott; his wife Eliza was from Caze- 
novia. Josie E. Smith, daughter of David and Eliza Smith, 
married a Mr. Collins. Flora A. Smith, another daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, died unmarried.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Josie E. Smith, daughter of David and Eliza Smith. Died 
November 14, 1880, age 26 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Flora A. Smith, daughter of David and Eliza Smith. Died 
June 19, 1885, age 28 years. (Cold Brook.) 



240 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATI©N 

Lucilla, daughter of Lemuel D. and Polly (Seeley) Smith. 
Died October 31, 1842, ag-e 2 years, 3 months, 14 days. 

(Lemuel D. Smith resided in Cold Brook; he married 
Polly Seeley, daughter of Samuel G. and Adah (Fowler) 
Seeley, and by her had the following children, in addition 
to the two whose deaths are here recorded in this cemetery : 
Melvina, unmarried ; Parmelia, married a Mr. Harrington -, 
Julania, married a Mr. Goodwin; Welcome S., married a 
Miss Knight; Dwight, married a Miss Knight, a sister of 
his brother Welcome's wife; Jane, unmarried; Louisa, 
unmarried; and Alvira, married a Mr. Webster.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Ann Eliza, daughter of Lemuel D. and Polly (Seeley) 
Smith. Died January 21, 1852, age 19 years, 8 months, 29 
days. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Isaiah D. Smith. Died November 28, 1868, age 78 years, 
2 months, 11 days. 

(Mr. Smith came to this town from Bennington, Genesee 
County, N. Y., January 24, 1819, and settled on Lot 10, 
Sempronius; his first wife, Rachel, died in 1826, and he 
then married the widow Juliette Hall.) 

(Borodino.) 

Rachel, wife of Isaiah D. Smith. Died March 5, 1826, 
age 30 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Juliette (Hall), wife of Isaiah D. Smith. Died Decem- 
ber 15, 1861, age 55 years, 6 months. 

• (Borodino.) 

Caroline, daughter of Isaiah D. and Rachel Smith. Died 
1822. 

(Borodino.) 

Helen, daughter of Isaiah D. and Rachel Smith. Died 
April 13, 1842, age 3 years, 2 months, 22 days. 

(Borodino.) 

Sarah L. (Smith), wife of William B. Smith. Died 
August 8, 1874, age 21 years. 

(William B. Smith, son of Isaiah D. and Juliette (Hall) 
Smith, married Sarah L. Smith, daughter of Jessey Smith) . 

(Borodino.) 

In memory of Job Smith. Died January 16, 1827, age 
80 years. 



3PAFF0RD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GINHALOGICAL NOTES 241 

(He was bom in Norwalk, Conn., and married there 
Elizabeth Keeler; from there he first settled in Greenfield, 
Greene County, N. Y., and from there came to this town, 
about February 25, 1806, and settled on a part of the State's 
Hundred Acres, on Lot 74, Marcellus. He was Paymaster 
in the War of the Revolution. By his wife, Elizabeth 
Keeler, who was also born in Norwalk, Conn., he had the 

following children: William, married Mary , he 

was a farmer and settled in Richmond, Ontario County, 
N. Y., he never came to this town; Sarah, married Mr. 
Shepard in Greene County, N. Y., she never came here, she 
had a son, Cyrus Smith Shepard, who resided with his 
maternal grand parents in this town, and went to Califor- 
nia, where he died; Elizabeth, died unmarried at Thorn 
Hill; Stephen, married Freelove Green, he was a farmer 
and carpenter, and died at Thorn Hill, December 27, 1825 ; 
Phebe, married Amasa Sessions as his second wife, she died 
at Thorn Hill, she had a son, Alonzo Sessions, vv^ho settled 
in Ionia, Michigan, and became very wealthy, he was Presi- 
dent of a bank in Ionia, Member of the Michigan Legislature 
on several occasions. Sheriff of the county of his residence, 
President of the State Constitutional Convention of Michi- 
gan, and once Lieutenant Governor of that State. Another 
of her sons : John Sessions, was a lawyer in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
and married Elizabeth Fisher, a niece of Bishop Hunting- 
ton, of Syracuse, N. Y. She also had a grandson, John 
Sessions, Jr., who was also a lawyer, and married a 
daughter of Bishop Huntington ; Lewis, married Chloe Ben- 
son; Charles, married Sophia Bull, he died in Skaneateles 
at the age of 34 years ; Seth, married Lois Hecox, sister of 
Col. Warren Hecox of Skaneateles, he moved to Lyons, 
N. Y. ; and Cyrus, married Lucinda Harvey, daughter of 
Medad and Anar (Buell) Harvey, he was a merchant and 
settled in Marengo, Wayne County, N. Y. From there he 
moved to Clyde, and then to Chautauqua County, N. Y. 
From Chautauqua County he moved to California, where 
he was engaged in the milling business at the time of his 
decease. 

Lewis Smith, (the fourth son of Job) , was a Lieutenant 
in Col. Warren Hecox's Regiment of New York Militia, in 
the War of 1812, and served in a short tour of duty in 
defence of Sackett's Harbor, in the year 1814, and was dis- 



242 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

charged at Smith's Mills, N. Y. He was prominent in town 
and county politics, he served as Supervisor and Justice of 
the Peace in the town of Marcellus, (now Spafford), as 
Sheriff of the County of Onondaga (1826 to 1828) , and was 
Member of Assembly in the New York Legislature, 1820, 
1821, 1829, and at the time of his decease, which occurred 
at Thorn Hill, at the age of 43 years. He was a farmer and 
resided on a farm on Lot 74, Marcellus, adjoining that of 
his father, Job Smith. His wife was Chloe Benson, daughter 
of Elkanah Benson, a native of Mendon, Mass., and who, 
at the time of the marriage, resided at a place known as 
" Benson Street," at the southwest comer of the town of 
Skaneateles. By his wife Chloe, Mr. Smith had the follow- 
ing children, all bom in this town near Thorn Hill: Hon. 
Sidney, born in 1815, married (1) Adeline E. Blodgett, of 
Chautauqua County, N. Y., and (2) Jennie E. Calkins, 
daughter of Charles A. and Diana (Shelden) Calkins, after 
marriage he resided on the old homestead until 1870, and 
then settled in Skaneateles Village, where he resided until 
his decease in 1900, he held various offices in his native town, 
among which were: Justice of the' Peace, Supervisor, 
Town Superintendent, and Inspector of Schools, and Mem- 
ber of Assembly in the New York Legislature, in the yeai 
1857, he claimed in 1899 to be the oldest living native of 
the Marcellus end of the town of Spafford ; Mary, residing 
(1898) in Skaneateles, unmarried ; William, he was educated 
in Homer Academy and Yale College, and first settled In 
Baltimore, Md., where he taught school and studied law. 
From there he moved to Missouri, and then to Sacramento, 
Cal., where he engaged in the mercantile business. He died 
of cholera at the latter place in 1850, unmarried ; Stephen, 
married Lucy Culver, daughter of Judge E. D. Culver, of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., he is a prominent physician in New York, 
City, where he was appointed Commissioner of Charities in 
1881, Commissioner of Lunacy in 1882, and Delegate to the 
International Sanitary Congress, held in Paris in 1894, he is 
especially remembered for his generous gift of a valuable 
medical library, to the Medical College connected with the 
Syracuse University; and Job Lewis, married Mary Ann 
Hana and settled in New York City. He was a graduate of 
Yale College, and became a prominent physician and surgeon 
in the latter city, he was also an instructor in the medical 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 243 

schools in New York City, and is well known to the medical 
fraternity, as the author of a valued work on the Diseases 
of Children. He died in New York City in 1897. There 
are no known descendants of Job Smith at this time residing 
in the town of Spafford.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Mrs. Elizabeth (Keeler), wife of Job Smith. Died 
August 31, 1835, age 87 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Elizabeth Smith, (daughter of Job and Elizabeth 
(Keeler) Smith) . Died August 14, 1848, age 72 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Stephen Smith, (son of Job and Elizabeth (Keeler) 
Smith) . Died December 27, 1825, age 46 yars. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
In mmory of Asa Smith, who departed this life Septem- 
ber 11, 1821, age 56 years. 

" Within this tomb by death o'er come 
A tender husband rests. 
With love sincere his children dear 

He frequently caressed, 
A master's part with generous heart 

It's known he acted well ; 
May those he's left of him bereft 
His virtuous ways excell." 
(His wife and children moved to Michigan.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Jared Smith. Died March 26, 1870, age 76 years, 16 
days. 

(Jared Smith married Rhoda Harvey, daughter of Medad 
and Anar (Buell) Harvey, and by her had the following: 
Emeline, married Shepard Earl, son of William and Polly 
(Pitts) Earl; Harriet, married Ebenezer Coming Cowles 
of Otisco, N. Y.; Lydia, married William Briggs, son of 
Daniel Briggs ; and Seth, married and resided in Michigan. 
At the time of his decease Mr. Smith was the owner of what 
is now known as the Alanson Colton Farm, near Borodino.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Rhoda H. (w.), died August 16, 1890, age 91 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Among the members of the Smith family who have 

resided in this town, whose names do not appear above, are 



244 •NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

the following: Isaac Smith and family, who resided on 
the east side of Spafford Hollow : Azariah Smith, resided on 
or owned 160 acres of land, in a square farm, in the north 
west corner of lot 34, Tully ; Alvah Smith and wife, Clarissa, 
settled on lot 69, Marcellus, on or before 1804 ; Amasa Smith 
and wife Mercy purchased land on lot 77, Marcellus, March 
9, 1818; Chester H. Smith purchased land on lot 12, Sem- 
pronius, January 18, 1859 ; David Smith purchased land on 
lot 77, Marcellus, in 1803, and sold to Lemuel Smith in 
1803; Daniel S. Smith of Owasco, N. Y., purchased land 
on lot 69, Marcellus, September 3, 1817; Ephraim Smith 
sold land on lot 75, Marcellus, September 25, 1815 ; James 
Smith and wife, Sarah Ann (Barber) , lots 32 and 33, Tully, 
1827, to 1840; Jedediah Smith and wife, Caroline, lots 22 
and 23, Tully, 1832-4; John Smith and wife Lois, lots 89 
and 76, Marcellus, 1828 ; John Smith and wife Lucinda, lot 
22, Tully, 1811 to 1823; Josiah Smith, lot 89, Marcellus, 
1822; Lemuel Smith and wife Sally, lots 77 and 76, Mar- 
cellus, 1803 to 1830; Lemuel P. Smith, lot 77, Marcellus, 
1827-8 ; Levi Smith and wife Lucy, lots 76 and 89, Marcellus, 
1828 ; Lester I. Smith and wife Lydia, lots 10 and 11, Sem- 
pronius, 1827, 1830 ; Lyman Smith and wife Sally, lots 10, 
11 and 12, Sempronius, 1827 to 1857 ; Oliver Smith and wife 
Abig-ail, lot 77, Marcellus, 1808 to 1828; Oliver S. Smith, 
lot 77, Marcellus, 1811 ; Samuel Smith, lots 44 and 45, Tully, 
1825 ; Sylvester Smith and wife Lucretia, lot 24, Tully, 1814 
to 1821; Thomas Smith and wife Lydia, lot 32, Tully, 1827; 
Welcome Smith, lot 89, Marcellus, 1829, 1832 ; and William 
S. Smith, lot 12, Sempronius, 1859. 

SORNBORGER. 

In memory of Eliza Sornborger, daughter of Henry 
Somborger. Died September 4, 1852, age 16 years. 

(After her decease her father and mother moved to Chau- 
tauqua County, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

SPAULDING. 

There were several families of Spauldings who resided 
in this town in years past, many of whose members inter- 
married with other well known Spafford families, but the 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 245 

history of these has been so fully and well told in the excel- 
lent genealogy of that family, that we omit any further 
statement of them here, referring the reader to that valued 
work for further information on that subject. None of 
that name are here now. 

SPENCER. 

Ellen Bro-wn, wife of Clark Spencer, and daughter of 
Jacob and Deborah (Morris) Brown. Died September 22, 
1859, age 21 years, 9 months, 15 days. 
" When lingering disease involved this house of clay, 

How sweet to look beyond my house and long to fly away." 

(Spafford.) 

SPRAGUE. 

Franklin, son of Solomon and Lucy Sprague. Died Jan- 
uary 9, 1835, age 6 years. 

(After the decease of Solomon Sprague, his wife Lucy 
married John Babcock, Jr., as his third wife; she survived 
her last husband, and was one of the administrators of his 
estate.) 

(Borodino.) 

STANTON. 

Mary (Shearman), wife of John Stanton. Died August 
4, 1838, age 88 years, 9 months, 1 day. 

(Samuel H. Stanton, in 1898, in speaking of his grand 
parents and their family said : " My grandfather, John 
Stanton, was bom in Rhode Island, and there married my 
grandmother Mary Shearman, who was also bom in that 
State. After their marriage my grand parents moved to 
Pownal, Bennington County, Vt., where my grandfather 
died. After his decease my grandmother moved to this 
town, and resided with her son, Benjamin Stanton, until 
her decease. The children of John and Mary (Shearman) 
Stanton were : John, died in Otsego County, N. Y. ; Thomas, 
died in Otsego County, N. Y. ; Samuel, died in New Lisbon, 
Otsego County, N. Y. ; Clark, died in Italy, Yates County, 
N. Y. ; Joseph, died in Michigan ; William, died in Mayfield, 
Chautauqua County, N. Y. ; Lodowick, died in Michigan; 
Benjamin, married (1) Sally Noble, and (2) Amy Perkins, 



246 ONQNBAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

sister of Hopkins Perkins of this town ; Sally, married John 
Noble of this town; Susannah, married John Lawrence of 
Spafford; and Polly, married Russel Johnson. John Stan- 
ton, my grand father, was a brother of Mary Stanton, the 
wife of Joseph Lewis, formerly of this town, buried in 
Lewis Yard.") 

(Stanton Yard.) 

Benjamin Stanton, (son of John and Mary (Shearman) 
Stanton) , Died Februaiy 5, 1871, age 91 years, 22 days. 

(He was bom in the town of Pownal, Bennington Co., 
Vt., January 11, 1780, and married (1) Sally Noble, and 
(2) Amy Perkins. By his first wife he had one child: 
Sally, married Israel Knapp, she died in Alleghany County, 
N. Y. ; and by his second wife had : Sheldon, married Ruth 
Shearman, daughter of Peleg Shearman of this town, died 
in Allegheny County, N. Y. ; Melinda, married Samuel 
Shearman, son of Peleg Shearman, died in Allegheny 
County, N. Y. ; Allen J., married (1) Anna Rainey, 
and (2) Aurilla Clark, died in Spafford; Julania, 
married Sylvanus N. Grout, son of John Grout, died in 
Scott, N. Y. ; John, married Rebecca Fish, died in Eau 
Claire, Wis.; Polly, married Samuel Shearman as his 
second wife, and moved to Alleghany County, N. Y. ; Samuel 
H., married Sarah Patterson, daughter of Calvin Patterson, 
he died February 14, 1899, age 76 years, and his widow 
now resides on the old Stanton Homestead, on Lot 13, Sem- 
pronius, in this town; and Rhoda, married Delos Billings, 
moved to Alleghany County, N. Y. 

Samuel H. Stanton, bom in this town, at the time of 
his decease left surviving his widow, Sarah Patterson, and 
the following children: Emmet; Mark Stanton, Mrs. John 
H. Purchase; Mrs. Milton Emmons, residing in Spafford; 

C P. Stanton of Luddington, Mich. ; Mrs. W. 

F. Fairbanks, of Scottville, Mich., and Elmer E. Stanton, 
of Grand Rapids, Michigan.) 

Samuel H. Stanton, 1821-1899. 

Sarah T. Patterson (w.), 1825-. 

(Stanton Yard.) 

Amy (Perkins), wife of Benjamin Stanton. Died March 
31, 1872, age 89 years, 4 months, 20 days. 

(Stanton Yard.) 



3PAFF0RD MdRTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 247 

Frank, son of Samuel H. and Sarah (Patterson) Stanton. 
Died March 25, 1876, age 21 years, 10 months, 10 days. 

(Stanton Yard.) 

Infant sons of Samuel H. and Sarah (Patterson) Stan- 
ton, who died March 6, 1858, and October 12, 1860. 

(Stanton Yard.) 
STEBBINS. 

Asaph Stebbins, who died April 21, 1828, age 61 years. 

(Letters of Administration were issued upon his estate 
to his brother, Sylvanus Stebbins, of Little Valley, of 
Cattaraugus County, N. Y., but, the petition not being pre- 
served, no statement of the family connections are given. 
In the sale of his farm of 100 acres, in the north west 
corner of Lot 89, Marcellus, and 17V2 acres on the south- 
west corner of lot 76, Marcellus, the following persons con- 
veyed to his brother, Sylvanus Stebbins, in 1828: John 
Stebbins and Mary, his wife, Heman Stebbins, Erastus 
Stebbins and Ruth, his wife, Levi Smith and Lucy, his wife 
John Smith and Lois, his wife, Chester Ferry and Roxa, 
his wife, Fowler Preston and Melissa his wife, Joel Lanson 
Preston, and Dwight Preston of Granby, Mass. In 1831 
Russel Preston of Clyde, N. Y., son of Joel Preston of 
Granby, Mass., also quit claim his interest in the same land 
to the same grantee.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Charles W., son of Menzus and Adeline E. (O'Farell) 
Stebbins. Died August 28, 1881, age 4 years, 8 months, 
and 18 days. 

(Menzus Stebbins married Adeline E. O'Farrell, daughter 
of Rev. D. M. D. O'Farrell of Spafford Hollow. Mrs. Steb- 
bins died at or near Shawville (now called Bromley), in 
Spafford Hollow, February 3, 1899, at the age of 60 years, 
leaving her susviving her husband and two children : David 
and Menzus Stebbins) . 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
STEVENS. 

Lovina (Nodine), wife of Elisha B. Stevens. Died 
October 16, 1862, age 42 years, 3 months, 19 days. 

(Elisha B. Stevens, son of Elisha Stevens, married 
Lovina Nodine, daughter of Jeremiah, Sr., and Maria 
(Strope) Nodine.) 

(Cold Brook.) 



248 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

STONE. 

Mrs. Sally Stone, wife of Benajah Stone. Died June 16,. 
1825, age 41 years, 11 months, 10 days. 

" Afflictions sore a long time I bore, 
Physicians were in vain, 
'Till God was pleased to give me ease 
And free me from my pain." 

(Spafford.) 
In memory of Norman, son of Joseph and Polly Stone. 
Died January 9, 1831, age 17 years, 3 months, 5 days. 

(Joseph and Polly Stone conveyed lands on Lots 10 and 
12, Sempronius, and Lot 89, Marcellus, to John K. Stone of 
Manchester, Bennington County, Vermont, October 16, 
1829.) 

(Borodino.) 

STREETER. 

Alexander R. Streeter. Died December 8, 1863, age 80 
years, 3 months. 

(He settled on Lot 10, Sempronius, on or before 1815; by 
his wife Susan Carpenter, he had at his decease the follow- 
ing children : Calvin, married Malentha Babcock, daughter 
of Elihu and Hannah Babcock; Harriet, married Orrin 
Eddy of Borodino, (both dead) ; Ada L. Howard, of Oak 
Grove, Wisconsin ; Dorcas Garthwait, of Bolivar, Alleghany 
County, N. Y. ; Milton, married (1) Mary Manley, and (2) 
Nancy A. Clark, his death preceded that of his father; 
Sarah A., married Ashbel Baker, she and her husband 
both died before her father, leaving one daughter, Sarah A. 
Baker; and one daughter who married a Mr. Manley, she 
died before her father and left the following children : Rob- 
inson, Henry, Alanson E. Manley, and Jane Robinson.) 

(Borodino.) 

Susan (Carpenter) , wife of Alexander R. Streeter. Died 
August 23, 1864, age 83 years, 3 months. 

(Borodino.) 

Calvin Streeter, (son of Alexander R. and Susan (Car- 
penter) Streeter) . Died February 22, 1889, age 84 years,. 
4 months, 22 days. 

(He married Malentha Babcock, and by her had two sons 
who survived him: George J., died at Borodino, May 10,. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 24© 

1891, age 50 years, married Lucinda Crane, he had a 
daughter Dora, who married David Becker, son of John 
Becker; and Cyrus Streeter, who at one time resided on 
Lot 12, Sempronius. Calvin Streeter also formerly resided 
on Lots 10 and 12, Sempronius.) 

(Borodino.) 

Malentha (Babcock) , wife of Calvin Streeter. Died May 
6, 1875, age 66 years, 8 months, 

" What peaceful hours we once enjoyed, 
How sweet their memory still. 
But they have left an aching void 
This world can never fill." 

(Her father and mother were buried at Thorn Hill.) 

(Borodino.) 

Mary (Manley) , wife of Milton Streeter. Died December 
25, 1848, age 39 years, 7 months, 16 days. 

(Milton Streeter died January 13, 1864, and was buried 
in this cemetery. (No stone.) In the application for 
letters upon his estate, made by his widow, Nancy A. 
Streeter, mention is made of the following children : Alex- 
ander Streeter, Franklin W. Streeter, and Caroline Case, 
wife of Alexander Case.) 

(Borodino.) 

By the record of deeds, it appears that a Josiah Streeter 
at a very early date resided on Lot 10, Sempronius, and 
died there; that on February 18, 1812, letters of adminis- 
tration upon his estate were issued by the Surrogate of 
Onondaga County, to Lydia Streeter, his widow, and that, 
among three or four others, Alexander R. Streeter was heir 
by descent to his lands, and conveyed the same. 

Another family of Streeters formerly resided at or near 
Borodino, whose descendants still remain, and whose lineage 
is traced to Stephen Streeter, born in England and settled 
in Gloucester, Mass, in 1639, as follows : Stephen, Stephen, 
John, John, John, William. 

William Streeter, was bom in New Cambridge, New 
York, January 6, 1788, resided in Charlton, and died in 
Skaneateles, N. Y., March 1, 1846. By his wife, Elizabeth 
Russel, bom in Berne, Albany County, N. Y., died in Skan- 
eateles, January 16, 1847, he had the following children 
bom at Charlton : John, bom October 13, 1813, died in Wis- 
consin in 1866; Joseph R., bom April 21, 1817; James 



260 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Alonzo, born September 7, 1821, married November 2, 1848 
Chloe North, resided at Maple Grove, Mich. ; Reuben, bom 
April 10, 1824, died September 4, 1838; Sarah E., bom 
October 11, 1826, died November 9, 1845; Phebe, bom Jan- 
uary 23, 1829, died about 1850 ; Jane Ann, born March 19, 
1831, married James Nesbit, son of Robert and Nancy 
(Wallace) Nesbit, resides near Borodino, N. Y. ; Marvin 
Timothy, born October 25, 1836, married January 15, 1860, 
Mary D. Tinkham ; Nelson R., bom October 7, 1838, married 
June 20, 1860, Adeline F. Randolph, resides at Groton, 
Tompkins County, N. Y.; and Caroline E., born November 
25, 1843. 

STRONG. 

Charles Strong, (son of Capt. Strong of Tully). Bom 
September 17, 1830. 

(He married Margaret M. Hultz.) 

(Borodino.) 

Hon. Sidney Smith says : " William Strong was a large 
farmer in the Marcellus part of Spafford, owning more 
than 300 acres; residing upon the farm now owned and 
occupied by Frank Harvey. He sold out and left about 
1836, and went to Chautauqua County, N. Y.; he had a 
large family." 

Margaret M. (Hultz), wife of Charles Strong. Bom 
April 18, 1828, died December 10, 1893. 

(Borodino.) 

Parnal, widow of Asher Strong. Died December 27, 
1823, age 71 years, 5 months, 11 days. 

(Thom Hill.) 

STROPE. 

Mary, daughter of William and Lydia Strope. Died June 
27, 1835, age 2 years 11 months, 26 days. 

(Before 1815, Peter Strope (sometimes called Strobe) 
came to this town with his wife Louisa, and settled on ten 
acres of land on the southwest comer of lot 12, Sempronius, 
and there remained until his decease between 1829 and 1831. 
On March 3, 1831, the following persons united in quit 
claiming the lands above mentioned, to George Strope, 
(Strobe) supposed to be his son: Levi Applebee, Gilbert 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 251 

A. Applebee, Mary Golden, Jeremiah Nodine and Maria, his 
wife, John Strope (Strobe), Nicholas Strobe, William 
Strobe, Delaney Strobe, Israel Russell and Catherine, his 
wife, and Joseph Strobe, all of SpafFord, N. Y. 

(Cold Brook.) 

TAFT. 

Ellis Taft. Died July 3, 1857, age 75 years. 

(He was born at Woodstock, Tolland County, Conn., and 
from there moved to Mameroneck, Westchester County, 
N. Y., where he kept hotel for several years. From there 
he moved to Cold Brook, in this town, where he remained 
until his decease. He married at Mameroneck, October 8, 
1809, Cynthia Knapp, daughter of Peter and Dinah (Guion) 
Knapp, and had the following children born at the latter 
place: Sally Ann, married Ziba D. Baker, son of Josiah 
Baker, she was the mother of Mrs. Benjamin McDaniels 
of this town ; Mary, married John W. English, she died in 
Adrian, Mich., but was buried in this cemetery; Emily, 
died young; and Peter E., married Caroline B. McDaniels, 
daughter of John and Polly (Hankins) McDaniels, he died 
in Oswego and she in Auburn, N. Y. Mr. Taft was a 
brother of Bezaleel W. Taft of this town, and of Mrs. Mary 
Mellen, wife of Dr. David Mellen of Hudson, N. Y. Mr. 
Ellis Taft's family are all now deceased.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Cynthia (Knapp), wife of Ellis Taft. Died April 18, 
1868, age 88 years. 

(She was born May 13, 1780.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Bezaleel W. Taft. Died February 17, 1872, age 72 years. 

(He was also bom at Woodstock, Tolland County, Conn., 
and before coming to this town resided with his brother 
Ellis, at Mameroneck, N. Y. He married (1) at New York 
City, Nancy Palmer, who was the mother of all his chil- 
dren, and after her decease he maried (2) Lucia Norton, 
daughter of David and Dinah (Wilton) Norton, and widow 
of Peris Miner. He came here about the same time as his 
brother, and settled near him in Cold Brook, on the western 
part of Lot 44, Tully, His children were : John P., married 
Laura L Miner, daughter of Peris and Lucia (Norton) 
Miner; Marcia, married Gilbert E. Smith, formerly of Syra- 



252 ®NONDA«A HISTORICAL A68ettATI#N 

cuse, nov/ deceased, she resides in McGrawville, N. Y.; 
Thomas J., married Lucinda Mabie, daughter of Martin and 
Gertrude Mabie, resides at East Scott, N. Y. ; and Martha 
Jane, married Alphronius PhilHps as his second wife, he is 
now deceased and she resides with her sister, in McGraw- 
ville, N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Nancy (Palmer), wife of Bezaleel W. Taft. Died May 
22, 1863, age 65 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 

TAYLOR. 

William. Taylor. Died July 1, 1882, age 63 years, 3 
months. 

(Mr. Taylor and his wife, Charlotte Hunt, were both bom 
in England; their children were: Mary A., residing in 
Borodino, unmarried; George married Mary Nesbit, 
daughter of Robert and Nancy (Wallace) Nesbit; and 
Minnie E., married James Sweet, late P. M. at Borodino and 
son of Joseph N. and Margaret (Nesbit) Sweet) . 

(Borodino.) 

THAYER. 

Sanford Thayer, (son of Capt. Jerijah and Cynthia 
(Case) Thayer.) Bom June 9, 1787, died August 26, 
1836. 

(He was born in Windham County, Conn., and from there 
first settled in Vermont, where he married his first wife, 
Rebecca Prisby, at Vernon, December 1, 1808. From Ver- 
mont he moved to Cato, N. Y., and then to Cold Brook, 
where he died ; he married Sally Miner for his second wife. 
His first three children were by his first wife, and the others 
by his second wife, Sally Miner. They were as follows: 
Polly, born January 25, 1812, married Walter Brown, 
resided at Vernon, Vt. ; Sophronia, born November 6, 1816, 
married Laurence T. Washburn, resided in Vernon, Vt.j 
Chauncey, born July 15, 1817, married (1) Herliam Crouch, 
and (2) Almira Preston, resided in Vernon, Vt.; Sanford, 
bom July 19, 1820, he was an artist, and settled and died in 
Syracuse, N. Y., married Nancy H. Smith, (two children, 
both deceased), he and his v/ife both dead; Salmon, bom 



SPAFFORB MORTUAIY RlCOlDe WITM GBNBALOGICAL NOTES 253 

December 4, 1822, married Eliza Weston, he was a black- 
smith and resided at Alleghan, Michigan; Sarah A., bom 
July 10, 1825, married Peres L. Norton, son of Moses and 
Percy (Barber) Norton, settled in Lanesburg, Pa. ; Stephen 
P., bom August 27, 1827, married Harriet L. Nicholson and 
settled in Oswego, N. Y. ; Susan, born July 10, 1830 ; Serena 
M., born May 10, 1832, married Charles Goodyear, resided 
in San Francisco, California; and Sylvanus L. M., bom 
December 30, 1834, married Mary Hinton, he was a black- 
smith and moved to Homer, Calhoun County, Mich. Mr. 
Thayer was descended from Thomas Thayer, who came 
from England and settled in Braintree, Mass., and was made 
freeman in 1636, as follows: Thomas, Fernando, Josiah, 
Josiah, Zephaniah, Jerijah, Sanford. He was by trade a 
millwright.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Sally (Miner), wife of Sanford Thayer. Born October 
9, 1796, died September 15, 1859. 

(She was a daughter of Luke and sister of Peres Miner 
of this town.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

THOMPSON. 

Reuben Thompson. Died November 15, 1838, age 56 
years, 7 months. 

" Respected while living, lamented though dead, 
His sanctified spirit to Jesus had fled." 

(His wife Sally is also buried in this cemetery, but has 
no stone. In his will, dated September 27, 1838, and pro- 
bated February 15, 1839, he mentions his wife, Sally 
Thompson, and his children, Nathan P., married Margaret 
Hutchens, daughter of Col. Phineas and Margaret (Giber- 
son) Hutchens; William B., married Clarinda Prindle, 
daughter of Moses and Purlina (Patchen) Prindle; and 
Edward R., married a Miss Parsons and went West.) 

Sally, widow of Reuben Thompson. Died June 6, 1849, 
age 62 years. (Stone.) 

(Spafford.) 

Nathan P. Thompson, (son of Reuben and Sally Thomp- 
son) . Died April 5, 1869, age 58 years, 7 months, 11 days. 

(By his wife, Margaret Hutchens, he had besides the two 
children recorded here: Sarah, married Alanson S. Fred- 



254 •NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

erick, son of Jacob and Rachel (Newkirk Frederick, both 
dead; and Jane Ellen, married Frank Proper, resides in 
Homer, N. Y. Mrs. Thompson was still living in 1899, 
residing with her daughter, Jane Ellen, in Homer, N. Y.; 
since deceased.) 

(Spafford.) 

Caix)line, daughter of Nathan P. and Margaret (Hut- 
chens) Thompson. Died October 6, 1843, age 3 years, 8 
months, 15 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Libbie Bemice, daughter of Nathan P. and Margaret 
(Hutchens) Thompson. Died January 25, 1853, age 11 
months, 16 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Mary P., daughter of William B. and Clarinda (Prindle) 
Thompson. Died February 18, 1850, age 11 years, 1 month, 
1 day. 

" My Lord did call I quiet went 
To meet and with him dwell, 
The last great debt I now have paid 
And bid the world farewell." 
(Mr. Thompson and his wife, Clarinda, after decease of 
their daughter, Mary, moved to Michigan, where they both 
died. They had one other child : Byron, who married, and 
in 1898 resided in Jackson, Michigan.) 

(Spafford.) 

Lyman Thompson, (a brother of Reuben) , and his wife, 
Nancy, from 1829 to 1837 resided in this town, and owned 
lands at different times on lots 31, 32, and 43, Tully, and 75, 
Marcellus, and had children : Zipporah, married Mr. Enos ; 
Bezaleel, ; Amanda ; and Lyman, Jr. They all moved West. 

There was also a Nathan Thompson and wife Electa, who 
resided and owned lands on Lot 75, Marcellus, from June 
24, 1815, to September, 1828, and perhaps later. And also 
an Amasa M. Thompson, who conveyed, without wife, and 
owned lands on lots 10 and 12, Sempronius, from October 
15, 1834 to 1837. 

Zipporah, widow of Nathan Thompson. Died May 3^ 
1825, age 64 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 255 

TERBUSH. 

Jonas Terbush. Died November 20, 1840, age 63 years, 
2 months, 26 days, 

(Mr. Terbush resided on the west side of Spafford Hollow, 
the first farm south of the Buck Tail Road ; in the petition 
for letters of administration upon his estate, dated Decem- 
ber 9, 1840, and made by his wife, Polly Terbush, mention 
is made of the following children : Susan ; Jane ; Davenport ; 
and Anna Maria, married Chester Kimbal, all of Spafford, 
N. Y. ; and Lorenzo, of Auburn, N. Y. ; Julia Ann of Liberty, 
Pa.; Peter F., of Little Rock, Arkansas; and John o± 
Natchez, Mississippi. They were all then of full age, 
except: Susan, Jane, and Davenport, who were minors.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Polly W., wife of Jonas Terbush. Died March 4, 1842, 
age 59 years, 9 months, 15 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

TINKHAM. 

Adah (Windsor), wife of Capt. Daniel Tinkham. Died 
February 28, 1851, age 82 years, 3 months, 19 daj^s. 

(Daniel Tinkham, son of Hezekiah and Girzel Tinkham, 
first settled in Vermont, and from there came to this town 
about 1803, and settled on the State's Hundred Acres on 
Lot 89, Marcellus. These lands he sold in 1810, and moved 
on the east side hill, where he remained until after the 
decease of his wife, Adah, when he moved with his son, 
Zenas Tinkham, to Summerville, Mich., where he died. His 
father and mother : Hezekiah and Grizel Tinkham, had the 
following children : Elizabeth, Gehany, Renew, John, Peter, 
Sally, Grizel, Nehemiah, Daniel, Samuel, and Philip. 

Daniel Tinkham, born April 30, 1767, married Adah 
Windsor, bom November 9, 1768, at Smithfield, R. I., who 
was the daughter of John and Mary (Smith) Windsor. His 
wife was descended from Joshua Windsor, who came to 
Providence, R. I., from England as early as 1637, as follows : 
Joshua, Samuel, Joshua, John, Adah. She was also 
descended from Roger Williams of Rhode Island, as follows : 
Roger, Mercy, Joshua, John, Adah. Mr. Tinkham, by his 
wife Adah, had the following children, part bom in Vermont 
and the balance in this town: John, born December 26, 



256 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

1790, died unmarried, buried probably at Thorn Hill ; 
Mercy, born September 3, 1792, married Calvin Campbell, 
died at Grand Ledge, Mich; Russel, born July 21, 1794, 
married Mary Cook, died in Spaff ord, N. Y. ; Stephen, born 
June 21, 1796, married Roxana Wait, died in Ohio ; Alanson, 
born October 5, 1798, married Betsey Grinnell, daughter of 
Isaiah Grinnell, died in Orleans County, N. Y. ; Relly, born 
December 28, 1800, married Chloe Grinnell, daughter of 
Isaiah Grinnell, died in Orleans County, N. Y. ; Praxana, 
born February 22, 1803, married John Grinnell, son of 
Isaiah Grinnell, she died in Orleans County, N. Y., and her 
husband married (2) Tacy Babcock, daughter of John 
Babcock ; Zenas, born April 18, 1805, married Lovedy Cook, 
sister of Russel Tinkham's wife Mary, she was born July, 
1806, and he and she died at Summerville, Mich. ; Almeda, 
born December 27, 1807, married Hiram W. Hayes, she died 
in Quincy, Mich., and in 1898 her husband was residing in 
Pomona, Cal.; Cynthia, born April 29, 1810, married 
William Smith, she was living in 1898 in Pomona, Cal. ; and 
Adah, born April 17, 1813, died young.) 

(Spafford.) 

Russell Tinkham, (son of Daniel and Adah (Windsor) 
Tinkham). Died May 31, 1874, age 79 years, 10 months, 
20 days. 

(He married Mary Cook, daughter of Joseph and Mary 
Cook, who were bom in Falmouth, Cornwall, England, 
where they were also married and their daughter Mary 
born. By his wife Mary he had the following children, 
born in this townN John Cook, born May 27, 1817, married 
(1) Phebe Harris and (2) Jane Harris, daughters of Wil- 
liam and Nancy (Davis) Harris, he died at Glen Haven, 
N. Y., but was buried at Grand Ledge, Michigan ; Delevan, 
born August 28, 1818, married Lona Babcock, residing in 
1898 at Cold Water, Mich. ; Mary Ann, born June 29, 1820, 
married Uriah Roundy, son of Capt. Asahel and Hannah 
(Weston) Roundy, resides in Spafford, N. Y.; Emily, bom 
August 17, 1822, married Warren Doty, she died 1899 at 
Homer, N. Y., where her husband is still living; LaFayette, 
bom July 30, 1824, married Mary Ann Carr, daughter of 
Thurston and Lorane (Green) Carr, resides in Spafford, 
N. Y.; Marinda, born July 30, 1826, died young; Charlotte, 
bom December 23, 1828, married David Bailey, resides in 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 257 

Cold Water, Mich.; Lovedy, bom May 3, 1830, married 
Oscar Burdick, son of Russel M. and Esther (Whiting) 
Burdick, both died in Quincy, Mich. ; and Lovinas, t)orn May 
30, 1832, married Elnora Burdick, daughter of Christopher 
Avery and Eugenia Jane (Nash) Burdick, resided in Scott, 
Cortland County, N .Y., but died in December, 1900.) 

(Spafford.) 
Mary (Cook), wife of Russell Tinkham. Died February 
11, 1866, age 74 years, 3 months, 3 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Marinda, daughter of Russell and Mary (Cook) Tinkham. 
Died October 17, 1827, age 2 years, 2 months, 17 days. 
" Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest, 
God called thee when he thought best." 

(Spafford.) 
William Henry, son of Zenas and Lovedy (Cook) Tink- 
ham. Died April 12, 1851, age 5 years, 4 months, 18 days. 

(Spafford.) 



TOWN. 

Mr. Isaac Town. Died January 10, 1819, age 62 years, 
1 month. 

(He married Judith Turner, and by her had the following 
children, mentioned in his will, dated December 12, 1818, 
and probated February 4, 1819: Alphea, Orrin, married 
Lydia Ford; Clark, married Electa Churchill; Simon; Pru- 
dence, married Lauren Norton, son of David and Dinah 
(Wilton) Norton; Sophia; Matilda; and Sylvia.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Judith (Turner), wife of Isaac Town. Died July 15, 
1821, age 62 years, 7 months. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Orrin Town, (son of Isaac and Judith (Turner) Town). 
Died October 2, 1842, age 55 years,, 5 months, 12 days. 
" Lovely in life, peaceful in death." 
(He married Lydia Ford.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Lydia Ford, wife of Orrin Town. Died November 14, 
1876, age 87 years, 8 months. 

(Cold Brook.) 



258 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Alfred C. Town, (son of Orrin and Lydia (Ford) Town) . 
Died September 20, 1859, age 41 years. 

(He married Hannah Dalton, an English woman, and by 
her had the following: Orrin L. ; Mary L. ; William J.; 
Wesley A. ; and Hattie, who died in 1874, age 13 years.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Hannah (Dalton) , wife of Alfred C. TovNm. Died Decem- 
ber 5, 1874, age 46 years. 

" We miss thee." 

(Cold Brook.) 
Hattie Town, (daughter of Alfred C. and Hannah 
(Dalton) Town). Died November 26, 1874, age 13 years, 
3 months. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Harriet, daughter of Clark and Electa (Churchill) Town. 
Died July 31, 1836, age 20 years, 11 months, 14 days. 

(Mrs. Clark Town is supposed to have been a daughter of 
John and Martha Churchill.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

TRUMBULL. 

Dr. Benjamin Trumbull. Died May 28, 1835, age 46 
years. 

" There is rest in Heaven." 

(Dr. Trumbull resided in the Village of Borodino; in 
his will dated May 7, 1835, and probated July 28, 1835, he 
mentions his wife, Lydia C. Trumbull, his adopted daughter, 
Jane Trumbull, his nephew Benjamin Trumbull, son of his 
brother, Jonathan Trumbull, and also Benjamin T. Corning 
and Benjamin T. Kneeland for respect shown by being 
named after the deecased. In the petition for probate, men- 
tion is made of the following brothers and sisters : Jonathan 
Trumbull of Spafford, N. Y. ; Asaph Trumbull of New York 
City; Philomelia Rolls, wife of John Rolls of Cortland Co., 
N. Y. ; Sarah Warner, wife of Kirtland Warner of Jackson, 
Washington Co., N. Y. ; Hannah Peters; and Asiba Hall, 
wife of George Hall, each of Hebron, Conn., all of full age.) 

(Borodino.) 

Lydia C, wife of Dr. Benjamin Trumbull. Died July 14, 
1837, age 50 years. 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 259 

Jane, (adopted) daaghter of Benjamin and Lydia C. 
Trumbull. Died Mavch 15, 1839, age 17 years, 5 months. 

(Borodino.) 

TUCKER. 

Henry Tucker. Died February 4, 1885, age 70 years, 4 
months. 

(Mr. Tucker in his will, dated September 3, 1881, and pro- 
bated April 6, 1885, mentioned his wife, Mary Ann Tucker, 
and his children : Adeline ; Jenetti, married Sullivan Carr, 
son of Almond Carr; Norman; Mary Jane Edgecomb of 
Scott, N. Y. ; Maria Coon of Skaneateles, N. Y. ; and Harriet 
French of Auburn, N. Y. The first three mentioned above 
were then of Spafford, N. Y.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Mary Ann, wife of Henry Tucker. Died September 20, 
1886, age 69 years, 4 months. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

TURNER. 

Mary, daughter of Oscar and Caroline (Case) Turner. 
Died November 7, 1882, age 4 years, 9 months. 

(She was accidentally burned to death, by her clothes 
catching fire. Oscar Turner married Caroline Case, 
daughter of Aaron G. and Rebecca (Monk) Case.) 

(Borodino.) 

TUTTLE. 

Daniel Tuttle, (son of Oliver and Abigail Tuttle) . Died 
January 2, 1854, age 73 years. 

(Oliver Tuttle, son of Gershom Tuttle, was bom in Clare- 
mont, N. H., and from his native place first settled in 
Oneida County, N. Y. From there he went to Cincinnatu^, 
Cortland County, and then to Otisco, N. Y., about 1798, and 
resided on lot 14, Tully, in Otisco Hollow, until his decease. 
He is known to have had a son, Daniel, who came to Otisco 
when he first settled there, a son William, and perhaps other 
children. He and his wife Abigail were among the first 
members of the Congregational Church, organized at Otisco 
Center. 



260 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Daniel Tuttle (son of Oliver), married Mary Rogers, 
daughter of Benjamin Rogers, and by her had: John 
Rogers, born July 13, 1819, died February 7, 1899, in Spaf- 
ford Hollow, married (1) Lucy Gambell, daughter of Squire 
Gambell of Otisco, N. Y., and (2) widow of Joseph Clark, 
deceased, he never had any issue by either wife, but by the 
last wife he had five step children : Frances, Anna, Joseph, 
Sarah, and Alice Clark, he was buried in Spafford Hollow 
Cemetery ; William Nicholas, bom November 25, 1828, mar- 
ried Lucy Seviah Howe, daughter of Perley and Dorris 
(French) Howe, of Otisco, N. Y., and widow of Joseph H. 
Stanley, (he has a son. Rev. Henry William Tuttle, residing 
at Manchester, Iowa) , he resided in 1899 on the Skaneateles 
and Hamilton Turnpike road, in the town of Otisco, P. O. 
Vesper, N. Y. ; Emily A., married Hiram Ingerson, (has 
four children : Mary, Emma, Darius, and Sarah) ; and 
Darius D., married Abigail Cowles, daughter of Samuel 
Cowles of Otisco, and died in Otisco, December 11, 1870, 
without issue. The widow of Darius D. Tuttle, in her peti- 
tion for letters of administration upon her deceased huS' 
band's estate, dated September 4, 1871, besides herself (Abi- 
gail C. Tuttle) mentions Mercy Tuttle, his mother, of Otisco, 
John R., and William N. Tuttle of Otisco, N. Y., his brothers, 
Emily A., wife of Hiram Ingerson of Clay, N. Y., a sister, 
and Mary L., wife of Elisha S. Cowles, of Oconomowoc, Wis- 
consin, a child of Louisa Price, a deceased sister of Darius 
D. Tuttle, then all of full age.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Mary, widow of Daniel Tuttle. Died June 30, 1887, age 
93 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Julia Ann, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Rogers) 
Tuttle. Died June 27, 1847, age 20 years, 6 months, 23 
days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

UNCKLESS . 

Mary A. (Snook), wife of John Unckless. Died Septem- 
ber 10, 1876, age 69 years. 

(John Unckless was bom February 5, 1814, near Bristol, 
England; he marride Mary A. Snook, daughter of Dr. 
William Snook, and by her had the following children : Ann 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 261 

Elizabeth, died unmarried in Minneapolis, Minn.; Mary- 
Ann, married Mark Harvey, son of Paul and Sally (Hiscock) 
Harvey, as his second wife, resides at Borodino, N. Y, ; 
John A., married Alice Van Allen, he was a member of the 
122d Regt. N. Y. Vols. Inft. in the War of 1861, been Super- 
visor of this town, and resides at Borodino, N. Y., carpenter 
and teacher; Edward, resides unmarried in Friend, 
Nebraska; and Frank, died unmarried, buried in Borodino 
Cemetery. Mr. Unckless came to this country about 1832^ 
and settled in this town in 1862. He was also a member of 
Company " D," 122d Regt., N. Y. Vols, in the War of 1861. 
He died January 15, 1899 and was buried in this cemetery. 
Age 85 years.) 

(Borodino.) 

Ann Elizabeth Unckless, daughter of John and Mary 
(Snook) Unckless. Died December 15, 1888, age 50 years. 

(Borodino.) 



UNDERWOOD. 

Timothy W. Underwood, (son of Chester Underwood) . 
Died March 18, 1877, age 61 years, 7 months, 25 days. 
(He married Hettie Ann Townley.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Hettie Ann (Townley), wife of Timothy W. Underwood. 
Died February 5, 1882, age 63 years, 5 days. 
" At Rest." 

(Cold Brook.) 

Theodore D., son of Timothy W. and Hettie Ann (Town- 
ley) Underwood. Died April 1, 1863, age 12 years, 10 
months, 14 days. 

" None but a parent's heart can tell, 
How much it costs to bid a child farewell." 

(Cold Brook.) 

Frank C, son of Timothy W. and Hettie Ann (Townley) 
Underwood. Died August 14, 1861, age 7 years, 3 months, 
5 days. 

" Our Little Son, gone but not forgotten." 

(Cold Brook.) 



262 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

VAIL. 

Lucius Vail. Died March 24, 1852, age 54 years. 
(He married Irena Churchill, daughter of John and 
Martha Churchill ; after his decease his widow married for 
a second husband Harvey Anthony.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Irena (Churchill), wife of Lucius Vail. Died May 8, 
1881, age 78 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Daniel Vail. Died August 13, 1844, age 73 years, 5 
months, 3 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Sarah, wife of Daniel Vail. Died November 10, 1844, 
age 69 years, 11 months, 25 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Daniel S. Vail. Died October 27, 1878, age 73 years, 3 
months, 12 days. 

(In a petition for letter of administration upon his estate, 
dated February 1, 1875, by Esther P. Mason, wife of Mor- 
timer Mason, son of Hiram and Maria (Green) Mason, the 
petitioner states she was the only child of deceased, and 
mentions no widow.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Ida, wife of Daniel S. Vail. Died January 2, 1863, age 
62 years, 4 months, 21 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

VAN BENSCHOTEN. 

James Van Benschoten. Died June 13, 1885, age 74 
years. 

(Mr. Van Benschoten married (1) a Miss Price and (2) 
Julia Knapp, and had the following children by his first 
wife: Ellen Dunbar; Edwin S., married Sarah Eliot, 
daughter of Andrew J. and Sarah Ann (Bulfinch) Eliot, he 
is now deceased, leaving one son Eliot, who married Minnie 
Odell, daughter of John and Anna (Rounds) Odell; John 
G., married (1) Mary E. Eliot, daughter of Andrew J. and 
Sarah Ann (Bulfinch) Eliot, and (2) Nellie Hookway, he 
is a merchant residing at Spafford Corners, by his first 
wife John had two children, Andrew and Grace, and by his 
second wife one small child) ; Richard P. ; Nancy I., married 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 263 

Perry Norton, son of Erastus and Mary (Isdell) Norton, 
she is now deceased, leaving her husband and several chil- 
dren, residing in Scott, N. Y. ; Louisa M., married William 
Joslin, of Homer, N. Y., no issue; and by his second wife 
Mr. Van Benschoten had: Ruth E., resides unmarried with 
her mother in Locke, N. Y. ; Charles K., died of yellow fever, 
unmarried ; Mary E., died unmarried ; and Herman, married 
Augusta Hunahoe of Locke, Cayuga County, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 
Mary E., died August 21, 1882, age 16 years. 
Charles K., died June 6, 1885, age 21 years. 
Children of James and Julia (Knapp) Van Benschoten. 

(Spafford.) 
Mary E. Eliot, wife of John G. Van Benschoten. Died 
October, 1891, age 45 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Schuyler, son of Byron and Charlotte (Brown) Van 
Benschoten. Died November 20, 1886, age 17 years. 
" Too pure for earth, he has gone to Heaven to blossom 

there." 
(Byron Benschoten married Charlotte Brown, daughter 
of Jacob and Deborah (Morris) Brown. After his decease 
his widow married for a second husband Charles Hurd.) 

(Spafford.) 

VANDENBURGH. 

Stephen Vandenburgh. Died February 8, 1882, age 82 
years. ■ i^ 

(He married Maria Calkins, daughter of Abram and Eliz- 
abeth Calkins, and by her had the following children : John, 
married Minerva Dedrick, resided at Stiles, N. Y. ; Augustin, 
married Mary Eggleston, daughter of Dea. Benjamin and 
Elizabeth ( Wiltsie) Eggleston, resided in Syracuse, N. Y. ; 
Charles, married and died in St. Paul, Minn., he was a 
graduate of Yale College, read law and became Judge of 
the Supreme Court in the State of Minnesota ; Abram, was 
a druggest; Ann, married Jacob Chapman and moved to 
Michigan; Caroline and Elizabeth died unmarried at the 
ages of 20 and 14 years. Mr. Vandenburgh came to this 
"town from Stephentown, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 



264 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Maria (Calkins), wife of Stephen Vandenburgh. Died 
August 25, 1885, age 51 years, 8 months. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Caroline, daughter of Stephen and Maria (Calkins) Van- 
denburgh. Died August 5, 1854, age 20 years, 2 months. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Elizabeth, daughter of Stephen and Maria (Calkins) 
Vandenburgh. Died September 2, 1855, age 14 years, 2 
months. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

VANDERLIN. 

Francis E., son of James and Betsey Vanderlin. Died 
November 2, 1844, age 2 years, 2 months. 

(Borodino.) 

VAN PATTEN. 

Samantha, wife of Aaron Van Patten. Died December 
15, 1858, age 39 years, 3 months, 2 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

VARY. 

Richard and Charles Vary were important early residents 
in the northern end of this town ; the latter was at one time 
Supervisor, and at another time Member of Assembly from 
the town of Spafford. Charles R. Vary died in California, 
but was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N. Y.) 

WALLACE. 



Benjamin Wallace. Died . Age 



(He came to this town from Pittstown, Rensselaer Co.,. 
N. Y., with his son, Daniel Wallace, Sr., who married Mary 
Low.) 

(Old Borodino.) 

Daniel Wallace, (son of Benjamin Wallace) . Died Nov- 
ember 21, 1854, age 84 years, 8 months, 21 days. 

(He was born in Pittstown, Rensselaer County, N. Y., in 
17^8, and came to Skaneateles with his father Benjamm, 
wife Mary Low, and four eldest children, Washington, 
William, Daniel and Lucy in March, 1805, and from there 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 265 

moved upon Lot 88, Marcellus, in this town, in February, 
1808. By his wife Mary he had the following children, 
all born in this town except four eldest above named, who 
were bom in Pittstown, N. Y. : Washington, married 
Deborah B. Eddy, daughter of John Eddy, Sr., he died in 
this town and was buried in this cemetery ; William, married 
Amelia Eddy, daughter of Seth Eddy, he and his wife are 
dead, and buried in this cemetery; Daniel, Jr., bom April 
20, 1802, married Caroline Marshall, daughter of Joseph 
Marshall; both dead and buried in this cemetery; Lucy, 

married Baker of Onondaga Valley, N. Y. ; Alice 

(Ellis) , married John Babcock, Jr., as his second wife, both 
dead; Benjamin, married Laura Davis, daughter of Col. 
Lewis C. Davis, both dead and buried in Davis Yard (no 
stone), he died at New Hope, N. Y., August 11, 1879, age 
70 years ; David ; Morgan L., married Olive Eddy, daughter 
of Seth Eddy; Charles, married Amanda Wheeler, sister of 

Orrin Wheeler of Cold Brook, and (2) Matilda , he 

is dead, and buried in this cemetery (no stone) ; and Mary, 
married Norton Van Sickland, moved to Cincinnati, Ohio.) 

(Borodino.) 

Mary (Low) Wallace, wife of Daniel Wallace. Died 
October 7, 1846, age 68 years, 11 months. 

(Borodino.) 

Washington Wallace, (son of Daniel and Mary (Low) 
Wallace). Died May 11, 1841, age 42 years. 
" If ever my children do come nigh 
And on this marble cast an eye. 
Then on this willow drop a tear 
For one that always loved you dear." 
(Mr. Wallace was bom in Pittstown, N. Y.; he kept a 
public house in the village of Borodino. By his wife, 
Deborah B. Eddy, he had the following children: John 
Daniel, married Althea Case of Floyd, Oneida County, N. Y., 
he resides (1898) in Geneseo, Livingston County, N.Y.; 
Edwin R., married Annie F. Freeman, daughter of Jeffer- 
son Freeman, former President of the Merchants' National 
Bank of Syracuse, he resides in Syracuse, N. Y.; George 
W., married Eunice Barker, daughter of John Barker of 
Floyd, Oneida County, N. Y., resides in Borodino N. Y.; 
Harriet, died at 22 years, in Floyd, N. Y., unmarried ; Julia, 



266 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

died young in Borodino N. Y.; and Franklin Henry, died 
young in Borodino, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

Franklin, son of Washington and Beborah B. (Eddy) 
Wallace. Died March. 23, 1837, age 1 year, 10 months. 

(Borodino.) 

Julia, daughter of Washington and Deborah B. (Eddy) 
Wallace. Died May 15, 1838, age 7 months. 

(Borodino.) 

William Wallace, (son of Daniel and Mary (Low) Wal- 
lace) . Died January 2, 1881, age 81 years. 

(He married Amelia Eddy, and by her had three sons: 
Corydon, went West; Benjamin, died in Pennsylvania; and 
Ichabod, married Laura Havens, daughter of Ebenezer 
Havens, dead.) 

(Borodino.) 

Amelia (Eddy), wife of William Wallace. Died March 
7, 1872, age 71 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Daniel Wallace, Jr., son of Daniel and Mary (Low) Wal- 
lace. Born April 20, 1802. Died April 13, 1890. 

(By his wife, Caroline Marshall, he had the following 
children: Helen M., died young; Simon Bolivar, married 
Mary Ann Cornell, daughter of John and Miranda (Cady) 
Cornell, he resides in Borodino, N. Y., farmer and lawyer ; 
Napoleon Bonaparte, married Harriet D. Redway, daughter 
of Almond T. and Martha (Wheeler) Redway, he was a 
member of the 13th N. Y. Inft. and 15th N. Y. Cav. Vols., 
War of 1861; Santa Anna, born March 2, 1841, mar- 
ried 1866, Florence M. Redway, daughter of Almond T. 
and Martha (Wheeler) Redway, (three daughters living), 
resides in Borodino, N. Y.; Maria Antoinette; Demetrius 

Ypsilanti, married (1) and (2) 

, resides in Syracuse, N. Y. ; Andrew Jackson, died 



at three years; Andrew Jackson, 2d, died in 1868. Mr. 
Wallace was a farmer, and at one time a very large land 
owner in this town ; in politics he was a Democrat, and in 
his party a man of potent influence ; he was a public spirited 
man, a good citizen, and was generally respected by his 
townspeople.) 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFOED MORTUARY RBC(«DS WITH GBNHALOGICAL NOTES 267 

Caroline (Marshall), wife of Daniel Wallace, Jr. Died 
July 25, 1878, age 76 years, 4 months. 

(Borodino.) 
Andrew Jackson, son of Daniel, Jr., and Caroline (Mra- 
shall) Wallace. Died February 7, 1837, age 3 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Andrew Jackson, 2nd, son of Daniel, Jr. and Caroline 
(Marshall) Wallace. Died October 28, 1868, age 30 years, 
4 months, 25 days. 

" None knew him but to love him. 
None named him but to praise." 
" Faith, Hope and Charity.' 

(Borodino.) 
Helen M., daughter of Daniel, Jr. and Caroline (Mar- 
shall) Wallace. Died August 19, 1832, age 4 years, 11 
months. 

(Borodino.) 
Napoleon Bonaparte, (son of Daniel, Jr., and Caroline 
Wallace) . 

A member of Company " F," 13th Regt., N. Y. Vols. Inft., 
and Sergeant, Company " B," 15th Regt., N. Y. Vol. Cav. 
Bom 1829, died 1878. 

(He died in Skaneateles, N. Y.; by his wife Harriet D. 
Redway he had two children: Hypatia and Florence 
Wallace.) 

(Borodino.) 
Harriet D. (Redway) , wife of Napoleon Bonaparte Wal- 
lace. Born 1841, died 1894. 

(Borodino.) 
Amanda (Wheeler), wife of Charles Wallace. Died 
•September 11, 1844, age 33 years, 1 month. 

(Charles Wallace was a son of Daniel and Mary (Low) 
Wallace; he is also deceased and buried in this cemetery. 
<No stone.) 

(Borodino.) 
Morgan Wallace, son of Ichabod and Laura (Havens) 
Wallace. Died June 9, 1891, age 28 years. 

(Ichabod Wallace, son of William and Amelia (Eddy) 
Wallace, and grandson of Daniel and Mary (Low) Wal- 
lace, married Laura Havens, daughter of Ebenezer and 
Laura (Pettis) Havens, and by her had one son, Morgan 
Wallace, married Flora B. Havens, widow. Ichabod Wal- 



26S »NONBA«A H^TORieAL AHMtMlUN 

lace is also deceased and buried in this cemetery. (No 
stone.) 

(Borodino.) 

Flora B. Havens, v/ife of Morgan Wallace. 

(Living in 1899.) 

(Borodino.X 

' 'Our Josephine." " Gone Home." 

Mary Josephine, daughter of William and Maria 
(Briggs) Wallace. Died April 23, 1866, age 21 years, 7 
months, 18 days. 

(William Wallace was bom in the North of Ireland, and 
came to this country with his cousin, John Wallace, and 
first settled in Cambridge, Washington County, N. Y. He 
and John came to this town from the latter place, about May 
10, 1836, and settled first on the Dakin Fisher farm, on 
Lot 11, Tully. He married Maria Briggs, and after the 
death of his daughter, Josephine, he and his wife moved to 
Michigan and left no descendants here.) 

(Borodino.) 

John Wallace. Bom May 22, 1811, died May 24, 1893. 

(He was born in the North of Ireland, and came to this 
country when a boy, and first settled in Cambridge, Wash- 
ington County, N. Y., and from there came to this town, 
with his cousin William Wallace, and purchased the Dakin 
Fisher farm on the East Side Hill, on Lot 11, Tully, May 
10, 1836. He married (1) Mercy R. Woodworth, daughter 
of James and Hannah (Fish) Woodworth, and (2) Cor- 
nelia M. Barker, daughter of Darius and Mary (Cooper) 
Barker and widow of George W. Lyon. 

By his last ^vife he had no issue, but by the first he had : 
Marion, married George Bishop, resides in Otisco, N. Y. ; 
John Irving, married (1) Julia Thompson, and (2) Eva 
Donaldson, resided in Jackson, Minnesota; Hannah, born 
Aprli 16, 1845, died November 11, 1846; Helen M., married 
Miles Thompson, resided in Clarence, Mo.; Lillian, bom 
born February 26, 1856, died November 16, 1865; Lucas, 
born April 24, 1851, died February 13, 1880, unmarried; 
Hannah 2nd, married Jay Grout, son of John Grout, Jr., 
died in Io\v^a, (leaving two children: Carlton John, and 
Lillian Hannah Grout of Rock Rapids, Iowa) ; James, mar- 
ried Deborah Hurd, daughter of Charles and Charlotte 
(Brown) Hurd, resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Hugh M., resides 



WPA.YF9R9 MORTUARY K9MU6 WITM CBNHALOCICAL NOTES 2^9 

in Selegman, Missouri ; ai^d Eureka, married Earl Hazzard 
and resides in Homer, N. Y. Mr. Wallace for a short time 
resided in Otisco, N. Y., and part of his children were bom 
there, the balance in this town. His widow still (1899) 
resides in Spafford.) 

(Spafford.) 

Among the brothers and sisters of John Wallace, who 
came to this country from Ireland, were : Robert, resided in 
Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. ; Nancy, married Robert Nesbit, she 
died in this town, leaving descendants here; Matilda, mar- 
ried Alexander Gordon, she resides in this town with her 
son-in-law, Lyman C. Bennett, (died 1900) ; and Jane, 
married Robert O'Neil, resided in Michigan, (Uriah Roundy 
thinks the latter married John Faris instead of Robert 
O'Neil.) 

Mercy R. (Woodworth), wife of John Wallace. Bom 
June 22, 1822, died August 7, 1865. 

(Spafford.) 

Hannah, born April 16, 1845, died November 11, 1846. 

Lillian, born February 26, 1856, died November 16, 1865. 

Lucas, bora April 24, 1851, died February 13, 1880. 

Children of John and Mercy R. (Woodworth) Wallace. 

(Spafford.) 

WALKER. 
Rhoda Walker. Died June 2, 1842, age 88 years. 

(Stanton Yard.) 

WATSON. 
Jennett, wife of George R. Watson. Died November 29, 
1850, age 52 years, 7 months. 

(George R. Watson was a Scotchman, and a weaver by 

trade; he married (1) Jennett and (2) Elsie 

Peck, daughter of Samuel Peck.) 

(Borodino.) 

WAINE. 
John Waine. Died October 19, 1848, age 48 years. 

(Thom Hill.) 

WALCH. 
Mary, wife of John Walch. Died November 26, 1837, age 
67 years, 4 months, 20 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



270 tNONDAGA HISTORICAL AS«OaATI«N 

WEBSTER. 

Mary, wife of William Webster. Died March 10, 1868, 
age 85 years. 

(William Webster and his wife Mary were bom in Ire- 
land ; after the decease of her husband in the old country, 
Mrs. Webster came here with her son, Edward Webster, 
who married Betsey Alvord, and settled in Cold Brook,, 
where she died. Mr. and Mrs. Webster had a daughter, 
Sarah A. Webster, who married Thomas Alvord, a brother 
of Edward Webster's wife.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

WELLINGTON. 

Sarah A., wife of Nathaniel Wellington. Died April 10, 
1853, age 56 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Charles, son of Nathaniel and Sarah A. Wellington. Died 
February 26, 1840, age 11 years, 9 months, 15 days. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Theodore A., son of Acil T. and Polly C. Wellington. Died 
August 17, 1839, age 1 year, 11 days. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Helen. Died February 11, 1846, age 3 years. 
Henriett. Died March 6, 1846, age 1 year. 
Children of Acil T. and Polly C. Wellington. 

(Cold Brook.) 

WESTON. 

Edmund C. Weston, (son of James and Ruth (Lincoln) 
Weston) . Died August 23, 1874, age 76 years. 

(Edmund C. Weston was bom July 15, 1798, in Portland, 
Me., and came with his parents at an early age to Smith- 
field, Madison County, N. Y.He was a clothier by trade, and 
came to this town and purchased an interest in the Clothing, 
Fulling and Carding works located in Factory Gulf, on the 
Skaneateles and Homer road, on Lot 74, Marcellus. Here 
he met and married Clorinda Rathbone, daughter of James 
and Margaret (Ashley) Rathbone, and by her had the fol- 
lowing children, all bom in this town : Edward, bom June 
9, 1822, died July 7, 1853, married Ulyssa Earl, daughter 
of William and Polly (Pitts) Earl, both dead; James R., 



SPAPFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 271 

bom April 24, 1824, married Delight Clark, daughter of 
Zoroaster Clark of Scott, N. Y., he was a physician and 
surgeon, President of a bank in Townsend, in Montana, 
where he resides, also Probate Judge; Harriet C, bom Feb- 
ruary 5, 1827, married Cyrus Lyon, resides in Borodino, 
N. Y. ; Henry, bom August 3, 1830, married Sarah Earl, 
daughter of William and Polly (Pitts) Earl, he died January 
28, 1897, and wife resides in Borodino, N. Y., no issue; 
and Daniel W., bom February 10, 1834, died September 8, 
1898, married Sarah A. Briggs, who died March 19, 1890, 
both buried at Soule Cemetery, Sennett, N. Y. (One child, 
Mrs. W. D. Seaman.) 

(Borodino.) 

Clorinda A.Rathbone, wife of Edmund C. Weston. Died 
June 19, 1883, age 85 years, 10 months. 

(She was born in Pittsfield, Mass., August 14, 1797.) 

(Borodino.) 

Henry Weston, (son of Edmund C. and Clorinda A. 
(Rathbone) Weston) . Born August 3, 1830, died January 
28, 1897. 

(He was a farmer by occupation; had been Supervisor of 
the toAvn.) 

(Borodino.) 

Sarah Earl, wife of Henry Weston. Born in 1830, still 
living in 1899. 

(Borodino.) 

Edward Weston (son of Edmund C. and Clorinda A. 
(Rathbone) Weston). Died July 7, 1853, age 31 years, 28 
days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Ulyssa (Earl), wife of Edward Weston. Died January 
28, 1869, age 40 years. 

(Thom Hill.) 

William Weston, (son of Edward and Ulyssa (Earl) 
Weston) . Died April 16, 1854, age 2 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Edward Weston, Jr., (son of Edward and Ulyssa (Earl) 
Weston). Bom December 19, 1853, died May 8, 1872. 

(Thom Hill.) 

James Weston of Portland, Me., married (1) Ruth Lin- 
coln, and moved to Smithfield, Madison County, N. Y., 
where he married for a second wife, Lois Fish ; by his first 



2T2 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

wife he had: John, married Jane Hillebert, daughter of 
John C. Hillebert of Borodino, N. Y., he died in Michigan ; 
Edmund C, married Clorinda A. Rathbone, daughter of 
James and Margaret (Ashley) Rathbone; and Lydia, mar- 
ried Gilbert Vanderhoof, she died in Illinois; and by his 
second wife, James Weston had : Stephen, and James, both 
of whom married and! went West. 

WHALEY. 

Mr. Charles Whaley. Died July 26, 1834, age 64 years, 
8 months. 

(Spafford.) 

WHEELER. 

Julia Amelia, daughter of Orrin and Mary Ann Wheeler. 
Died September 27, 1855, age 6 years, 3 months, 19 days. 
" This lovely bud was nipped so soon. 
To rise and bloom beyond the tomb." 
(Orrin Wheeler was a pedler; he died in the War of 
1861, and his widow, Mary Ann Wheeelr, was accidentally 
killed by falling off the hotel steps at Glen Haven, N. Y. 
Mr. Wheeler's children were: John, married a Miss Law- 
rence; Mary, married (1) a Mr. Manley and (2) a Mr. 
Fuller of Homier, N. Y. ; Charles, married in Michigan, and 
returned to Spafford where he now resides; and Carrie, 
married and resides in Binghamton, N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

WHITING. 

Ira B., son of Thomas and Esther Whiting. Died August 
10, 1830, in the 27th year of his age. 

(He died of smallpox, unmarried. Thomas and Esther 
Whiting had the following children: Thomas S., married 
Polly Crane; Esther, married Russel M. Burdick; Ansel, 
married a Miss Nancy Burdick; Ira B., died unmarried; 
Arlo, married and moved to Michigan; Eliza; Harriet, and 
Lovina, married Joel Nash, the latter was the mother of 
Avery Burdick's wife, Eugenia Jane Nash. Mr. Whiting 
resided where Edwin Morris now (1899) resides on Lot 
31, Tully.) 

(Cold Brook.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUAEY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 273 

WHITNEY. 

Clorinda, wife of William B. Whitney. Died May 23, 
1854, age 71 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

WILBER. 

James B. Wilber, son of William T. and Olive (Orton) 
Wilber. A member of company " B," 15th Regt., N. Y. Cav. 
Vols. Died August 3, 1870, age 26 years. 

(William T. Wilber married Olive Orton, daughter of 
Zenas and Sally Orton.) 

(Borodino.) 

WILCOX. 

Matilda Wilcox. Died March 29, 1852, age 20 years, 4 
months, 20 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

WILLIAMS. 

Abigail Williams. Died April 11, 1891, in her 71st year. 
(She was the mother of Jane Williams, wife of Jeremiah 
W. Nodine, Jr.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Louisa, daughter of John and Catherine Williams. Died 
June 22, 1855, age 18 years, 9 months. 

(Borodino.) 

WILLIAMSON. 

" Our Father," Cornelius Williamson. Died December 
30, 1858, age 78 years. 

(He married Eliza Ostrander, and by her had the follow- 
ing Children: Aaron, died unmarried; Henry, died un- 
married ; Maria, married Nathan Rajmiond ; Eliza, married 
Thaddeus Dunbar as his second wife ; Hannah, married Dr. 
Zachariah Derbyshire as his second wife; Mary Jane, mar- 
ried Joseph Harmon, both dead; Nancy, married Peter 
Ostrander ; and Catherine, married Charles Bartow of Earl- 
ville, Madison County, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

" Our Mother," EHza Ostrander, wife of Cornelius Wil- 
liamson. Died December 11, 1864, age 82 years. 

(Spafford.) 



274 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Eliza, daughter of Cornelius and Eliza )Ostrander) 
Williamson. Died March 18, 1853, age 35 years. 

(She married Thaddeus Dunbar as his second wife.) 

(Spafford.) 

Aaron Williamson, (son of Cornelius and Eliza (Ostran- 
der) Williamson) . Died February 23, 1867, age 60 years. 

(In the petition for letters of administration upon his 
estate, by Mary Harmon, his sister, dated February 28, 
1867, mention is made of the following sisters : Catherine 
Bartow of Earlville, N. Y. ; and Mary Harmon of Spafford, 
N. Y.; and the following nephews and nieces: John H. 
Ostrander of Tully, N. Y., child^of his deceased sister, Nancy 
Ostrander; John W. Raymond of Rockville, Kankakee Co., 
Illinois ; Aaron Raymond of Oseo, Hillsdale County, Mich. ; 
and Eliza Benschoten, residence unknown, children of Maria 
Rajnnond, a deceased sister; all of full age, except John H. 
Ostrander, a minor.) 

(Spafford.) 

Henry Williamson, (son of Cornelius and Eliza 
(Ostrander) Williamson). Died March 7, 1834, age 22 
years. (Spafford.) 

James Williamson, Jr. Died February 1, 1833, age 60 
years, 19 days. 

(Mr. Williamson came to this town from Minden, Mont- 
gomery County, N. Y., about April, 1806, and settled on a 
farm of 193 acres, on the northeast comer of Lot 12, Tully. 
In the petition for letters of administration upon his estate, 
made by his wife Hannah Williamson, dated February 12, 
1833, mention is made of the following children : Charles, 
married Charlotte , resided in Grant County, Wis. ; Jon- 
athan, married Esther , resided in Italy, Yates County, 

N. Y., and subsequently in Parma, Ohio ; Catherine, married 
Samuel Boutelle, of Spafford Hollow, N. Y. ; Hannah, mar- 
ried Thomas Andrews of Potter, Yates County, N. Y.; 
Barber, died unmarried ; Jane, married Orasmus C. Hutchi- 
son of Willoughby, Ohio; Richard, married Miss Van 
Hoosen of Preble, N. Y.; Calvin, married Miss Jacobs of 
Spafford, N. Y. ; Harriet, died unmarried ; Esther, married 
James V. Skellie, son of William I. and Betsey (Boughton> 
Skellie, she died and was buried in Scott, N. Y. ; and James 
R., married Charity Rainey.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 275 

Hannah, wife of James Williamson, Jr. Died March 29, 
1857, age 74 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
James B. Williamson, (son of James, Jr., and Hannah 
Williamson). Died May 31, 1830, age 30 years, 8 months, 
10 days. 

(His wife, Charity Rainey, after his decease married 
Peter Churchell as his second wife.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Barber Williamson (son of James, Jr. and Hannah Wil- 
liamson) . Died October 25, 1857, age 46 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Harriet Williamson, (daughter of James, Jr. and Hannah 
Williamson). Died May 16, 1861, age 38 years, 19 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

WILLIS. 

George H. Willis, son of John and Mary Ann Willis. 
Died August 31, 1864, age 1 year, 6 months. 
(Mr. and Mrs. Willis were from Tully, N. Y.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Frederick W. Willis, son of John and Mary Ann Willis. 
Died June 5, 1864, age 1 week. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



WILTSIE. 

John Wiltsie, died August 24, 1852, age 84 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Mary, wife of John Wiltsie, died August 19, 1845, age 75 
years. 

(It is claimed that John and Mary Wiltsie were the 
common ancestors of all of that name in town.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

WINCHESTER. 

Ann W. (Berry) , (wife of Winchester) . Died 

January 10, 1849, age 44 years. 

(She was a daughter of Jonathan and Thankful Berry.) 

(Borodino.) 



27« ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

WIRTH. 

Jennie F., daughter of Henry and EUlen (Moore) Wirth. 
Died November 10, 1881, age 1 year, 8 months, 18 days. 
" Budded on Earth to blossom in Heaven.*' 
(Henry Wirth was a native of Switzerland, and his wife 
Ellen Moore, daughter of Joseph Moore, was a native of 
England.) 

(Borodino.) 

WOOD. 

Mary, daughter of Peter and Helen (Van Hoosen) Wood. 
Died October 15, 1868, age 3 years, 7 days. 

(Peter Wood, son of Cyrus Wood, married Helen Van 
Hoosen of Scott, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

Lydia, wife of Orry Wood. Died May 24, 1826, age 29 
years. 

(By his wife Lydia, Mr. Wood had no issue; after her 
decease he married Rebecca Copp of this town, and moved 
to Chautauqua, N. Y., where he left issue by his second 
wife.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Harriet (Stevens), wife of Warren Wood. Died October 
7, 1838, age 26 years, 6 months. 

(Jonas Wood, the father of Warren, care at an early date 
from Milton, Saratoga County, N. Y., first to Skaneateles, 
and soon after settled on a farm between Amber and Nav- 
arino, then in Marcellus, now Otisco, where he remained 
until his decease ; he had a large family ; most of whom were 
sons, who like their father, were tailors by trade. His wife 
was Elizabeth Easton, by whom he had : Charles, he was a 
soldier in the War of 1812, and died in Marcellus, unmar- 
ried; Stephen, died young; Warren, married (1) Harriet 
Stevens and (2) Hehrietta Van Hosen, moved to Clinton, 
Michigan, where he died ; Himaaz, married Mary Salmon of 
Onondaga, he died in Marcellus and his wife out West; 
Caroline, married Martin Christler, both died in Sumpter, 
Mich. ; Ann Eliza (twin) , married James Benham and died 
in Bridgwater, Mich. ; twin of Eliza, died young ; Seymour 
N., married Lizana Roundy, daughter of Capt. Asahel and 
Hannah (Weston) Roundy, he died in Syracuse, and his 



«PAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 277 

wife in 1899 resided in Onondaga Valley, N. Y. ; Stephen C. 
(2nd), married Ursula Whiting, wife and he both dead; 

Marcus, married Caroline , he died in Clinton, 

Mich.; Cornell J., married (1) Sarah Carter, and (2) Sarah 
Easton, member of Company " H," 149th Regt., N. Y. Vols. 
Inft., lost a leg at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Va., resides 
in Brewertown, N. Y. There were one or two more, making 
thirteen in all, who died young.) 

(Borodino.) 

WOODWORTH. 

James Woodworth. Died October 11, 1858, age 79 years, 
11 months, 17 days. 

" He sweetly sang on Earth, 
Now sings in Heaven." 

(He was a native of Connecticut and first settled in 
Mayfield, Fulton County, N. Y. ; from there he came to this 
town about 1820, and settled on Lot 23, Sempronius. By 
his wife Hannah Fish, he had the following children : Joel 
C, married Sarah Eadie, daughter of James and Martha 
(Smith) Eadie; Jonathan F., married Emma Legg, 
daughter Capt. Otis and Polly (Sabin) Legg, and widow of 
Truman Cross; and Mercy R., married John Wallace, both 
dead.) 

(Spafford.) 

Hannah (Fish), wife of James Woodworth. Died March 
28, 1850, age 72 years. 

(Spafford.) 

Joel C. Woodworth, (son of James and Hannah (Fish) 
Woodworth). Died December 1, 1873, age 65 years, 5 
months, 5 days. 

(He was bom in Majrfield, Fulton County, N. Y., in 1808 ; 
by his wife Sarah Eadie he had: Cyrenus, married Char- 
lotte Norton, daughter of Seymour and Sally (Lyman) Nor- 
ton, farmer and surveyor, resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Perry 
F., married Martha Norton, daughter of Seymour and Sally 
(Lyman) Norton, was member of the 122nd Regt., N. Y. 
Vols. Inft., War of 1861, farmer, has been Supervisor of 
the town, and held other minor town offices, resides in 
Spafford, N. Y.; Arlo, married (1) Emma Bacon, daughter 
of William and Phebe (Isdell) Bacon, first wife dead, (2) 
Helen Norton, daughter of Erastus and Mary (Isdell) Nor- 



278 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

ton, and widow of Wallace Gordon, he resides in Spafford, 
N. Y. ; Justina, married Charles Rich of Borodino, N. Y.; 
Vestilina E., married Alfred G. Harrington, son of Jenlcs 
Harrin^on, resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Elizabeth M., mar- 
ried George Case; Hannah Martha, married James Bacon, 
son of William and Phebe (Isdell) Bacon ; and James Irwin, 
and James Henry, each of whom died young.) 

(Spafford.) 

Sarah (Eadie), wife of Joel C. Woodworth. Died June 
17, 1884, age 75 years, 9 months, 15 days. 

(She was bom in Rensselaerville, Rensselaer County, 
N. Y., in 1808.) 

(Spafford.) 

James Irwin, died September 13, 1840, age 3 years, II 
months, 26 days. 

James Henry. Died May 16, 1843. 

Sons of Joel C. and Sarah (Eadie) Woodworth. 

(Spafford.) 

Joel C, son of Perry F. and Martha (Norton) Wood- 
worth. Died October 10, 1879, age 5 years, 9 months, 10 
days. 

" Our Darling Boy." 
(By his wife, Martha Norton, Mr. Woodworth had two 
children besides those here recorded : Gertrude I., a teacher 
and graduate of Cortland Normal School ; and Olin F., who 
resides at home in Spafford, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

Lucretia E., daug-hter of Perry F. and Martha (Norton) 
Woodworth. Died October 1, 1879, age 12 years, 9 months, 
17 days. 

" Rest in Peace." 

(Spafford.) 

Emma (Bacon) , wife of Arlo Woodworth. Bom in 1851, 
died in 1894. 

(Spafford.) 
Leona. Bom 1875, died 1887. 
Phebe. Bom 1878, died 1882. 

Daughters of Arlo and Emma (Bacon) Woodworth. 
" We miss thee." 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 279 

Ambrose, son of Elias and Deidamia (Bassett) Wood- 
worth. Died September 16, 1829, age 21 years, 10 months, 
24 days. 

(Mr. and Mrs. Woodworth resided at one time near the 
Center, but eventually moved out of town. Besides Am- 
brose they had three other sons : Enos, he moved to Michi- 
gan; Henry, died here unmarried; Elias, Jr.; and one 
daughter, Esther, who married Jonathan Johnson, both died 
here.) 

(Nunnery.) 

WORDEN. 

Truman Worden. Died May 22, 1876, age 68 years. 

(He came to this town from Victory, N. Y., and married 
Phebe Harrington, daughter of John and Catherine Har- 
rington, and by her had two children: Frances, married 
Uriah Morris, son of Samuel and Jane (Springer) Morris, 
resides at Glen Haven; and Walter, married Margaret 
Wood, daughter of Cyrus Wood, resides at Spafford, N. Y. 

Walter Worden, (son of Truman), by his wife Margaret 
Wood had five children: Alvin, married Adelle Randall, 
died in Syracuse, N. Y. ; Alice, married William C. Randall, 
resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Fannie, married Frank Randall, 
resides in Spafford, N. Y. (the three Randalls above were 
children of Nathan and Mary (Wadsworth) Randall) ; 
Oliver, died unmarried; and Dora, married John Brown, 
son of William Brown. Mrs. Worden is also deceased and 
buried in this cemetery.) 

(Spafford.) 

Phebe (Harrington, wife of Truman Worden. Died 
December 27, 1887, age 76 years. 

" Dearest names to mortals given 
Is Father, Mother, Home and Heaven." 

(Her father and mother came from Foster, R. I.) 

(Spafford.) 

WORTHINGTON. 

Stephen Worthington. Died February 3, 1830, age 33 
years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



2S0 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

YORK. 

John York. Died May 28, 1892, age 73 years. 

(Mr. York's first wife was Sarah A. Clark. In his will 
dated April 30, 1891, probated July 6 ,1892, he mentions a 
second wife, Leleah York, against whom he obtained a 
divorce, December 6, 1882, and who was then living under 
the name of Leleah Adlam, and her child May Adlam, then 
10 years old ; he also mentions : Mary A. Cook, and Lucinda 
Gamble, whom he made executrixes, and a son, John York, 
then a minor residing with Stephen Masters, this last John 
was probably John 2nd, he having lost a son John, who died 
in 1871, age 13 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Sarah A. Clark, wife of John York. Died August 12, 
1874, age 43 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

John, son of John and Sarah Ann (Clark) York. Died 
November 29, 1871, age 13 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

William York. Died May 29, 1881, age 58 years. 

(His first wife was Elizabeth York; in his will dated May 
24, 1881, proabted July 16, 1881, he mentions his second 
wife, Sarah Ann York, and his children : William Henry,, 
then of Marcellus, N. Y.; CJeorge Seymour, Fanny J., and 
Lydia York, each residing in Spafford, N. Y., and all of 
full age, except George Seymour York, who was then a 
minor.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Elizabeth, wife of William York. Died November 5,. 
1865, age 33 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



ILLUSTRATIONS 



Captain George K. Collins ...Frontispiece 

Captain Asahel Roundy _ — 23 

Uriaih Roundy, Esq - - 27 

Colonel Phineas Hutchens _ - 29 

Thomas Maxson Foster _ 33 

Borodino School House _ _ _ 38 

Borodino Town Hall _ _ „ 44 

Borodino M. E. Church 45 

Union Meeting House, Spafford Comers 53 

Berry's Store, Spafford Comers _ 66 

Roundy's Tavern, Spafford Corners _ 68 

Borodino Store ajid Tavem 71 

Spafford Hills From Skaneateles Lake „ 75 

Skaneateles Lake From Spafford Hills 76 

Head of Skaneateles Lake From Window of Sweet 
Briar Cottage. _ „ _ 83 

Skaneateles Lake From Sweet Briar Cottage 85 

City of Syracuse, Approaching Spafford Landing._ 87 

Cottage William S. Teall, Skaneateles Lake. _ „ 90 

Prof. Charles 0. Roundy 105 

Sanford Thayer, Artist. _ _ 108 

Jefferson J. Brown _ 109 

Edwin S. Edwards 110 



INDEX 

Parti 

Introduction and General Description of Spafford. _.... 3 

Town and County Organization _ „ 5 

Military Tract _ _ _ _ __ 10 

Names of Soldiers Drawing Bounty Lands in Si>afford... 15 

First Settlers. „ _ _ 17 

Gilbert Palmer and Son John 17 

Names of Other Settlers _ _ __ „ 20 

Biography — 

Captain Asahel Roundy.— - _ 23 

Uriah Roundy, Esq _ „ _ _ 27 

Pullman Family. _ „ _ 28 

Colonel Phineas Hutdhens _ _ 29 

Roswell Hutchens. _ _ _ _ 30 

Amos Miner _ 32 

Daniel Wallace, Jr _ _ _ 36 

Shadrack Roundy _ ~_ 51 

Lorenzo Wesley Roundy_ 51 

Jared Curtis Roundy _ 52 

Hall Washington Roundy. _ _ — 52 

Judge Elliott Anthony. _ _ 93 

Prof. Silas M. Betts _._ . 96 

Dr. John Collins _ __ 96 

Captain George K. Collins 99 

Prof. Ezara Knapp _ „. 101 

Hon. Martin Augustus Knapp 101 

Dr. Jonathan Kneeland _ 102 

Colonel William W. Legg _ 104 



Prof. Charles 0. Roundy _ - - 105 

Hon. Sidney Smith 106 

Sanford Thayer _ - 108 

Bam Moving- _ - 33 

Schools 38 

uhurches and Libraries __ _ _ _ 41 

Mormon Exodus _ _ _ 47 

Union Meeting House - _ _ _ S3 

Other Corporations _ „ 58 

i.^ills, Distilleries and Furnaces _.„ _ 59 

Taverns Stores, Shops, Potasheries and Tanneries 66 

Hi^ways „ 72 

Professional Men — 

Physicians _ 76 

Lawyers _ _ 80 

Ministers _ „ 81 

Teachers „ „ .._ _ 81 

Artists and Sculptors 81 

Surveyors 82 

Postmasters _ _ 82 

Skaneateles Lake and Cottages 82 

Steamboats _ „ 85 

Glen Haven Sanitarium. _ _ _ 87 

Cottages _ „ 88 

Miscellaneous _ _.. 91 

Maple Sugar Making. _ _ _ 9 1 

Maple Groves _ 92 

Town Officers 109 

Company and General Training _ 110 

Soldiers of All Wars _ „ _ Ill 

Hunting, Pigeons Birds, etc 93 



INDEX 



Part II 



Ackles 5 

Adams 6 

Adlam 7 

Albro . ...; 7 

Allen 7 

Alvord 8 

Anderson 8 

Andrews 9 

Angel 10 

Anthony 10 

Arnold 12 

Avery 12 

Babcock 13 

Bacon 15 

Baker 17 

Ball 18 

Barber 18 

Barker 20 

Barnes 21 

Bates 21 

Baxter 22 

Bearse 23 

Becker 23 

Beeler 26 

Bennett 26 

Berry 28 

Bierce 30 

Billings 31 

Bittles 31 

Blmiden 32 

Bodley 32 

^aughton 32 

Bowen 33 

BouteU 33 

Breed .... . .".■.... 35 



Briggs 37 

Brown 38 

Brownell 40 

Bryan 41 

Bryant 41 

Buff ington 41 

Bidfinch 42 

Burdick 43 

Burlton 48 

Burns 48 

Burroughs 50 

Cady 51 

Calkins 51 

Callender 52 

Carr 52 

Carroll 54 

Carver 54 

Case 54 

Chandler 56 

Chapman 56 

Chappell . 57 

Churchell 57 

Churchill 60 

Clark 62 

Cleveland 63 

Cobb 63 

Coe 64 

Cole 64 

Oollins 65 

Colton 69 

Cook 69 

Conklin 70 

Coon 70 

Copp 71 

Cornell 71 



Cowan 72 

Cowles 73 

Cox 73 

Craig 74 

Crane 74 

Cross 75 

Culver 76 

Curtis 76 

Darbey 77 

Darling 77 

Davis 78 

Dedriek 81 

Derbeshire 82 

Derbin 82 

Dibble 82 

Doolittle 82 

Doty 83 

Dunbar 85 

Eadie 85 

Earl 87 

Eddy 88 

Edwards 90 

Eggleston 91 

Eglin 92 

Eldred 93 

Eliot 93 

Elison 95 

Emmons 95 

English 96 

Enos 96 

Fay 96 

Ferry 96 

Filkins 98 

Fisher 98 

Fitzgerald 101 

Force 101 

Ford ..; 102 

Foster 102 

Frederick 104 

Fuller 105 

Fulton 105 

Gale 107 

Gay 108 

Garuthers 109 



Geer ^ 109 

Gifford 109 

Gilbert 110 

Gillett 110 

Green 110 

Golden 112 

Goodrich 113 

Goodwin 113 

Gordon 113 

Grove 114 

Gregory 114 

Griffin 114 

Grinnell 114 

Grout 115 

Gutsell 117 

Hall 117 

Haight 119 

Hamilton 120 

Harmon 120 

Harrington 121 

Harris 123 

Harvey 124 

Hay 126 

Hayes 126 

Hayf ord 127 

Havens 128 

Henry 130 

Hibbard 130 

Higbey 130 

Hill 130 

Hillebert 132 

Hinman 133 

Hinds 133 

Hiscock 134 

Holmes 134 

Howtin 136 

Hoxsie • .136 

Huffman 137 

Hunt 137 

Hurd 138 

Hutchens 138 

Hutton 140 

Hyde 141 

Ide 141 



Ingham 143 

Ingerson 143 

Isdell 143 

Jackson 144 

Jacobs 145 

Johnson 145 

Kellogg 147 

Kelsey 147 

King 148 

Kingsbury 148 

Kirkpatrick 148 

Ejiapp 148 

Kneeland 152 

Knight 155 

Lamb 155 

Lansdown 155 

Lathrop 155 

Learned 155 

Legg 156 

Leland 158 

Lewis 158 

Lieber 160 

Lounsbury 161 

Lyon 161 

Mabie 163 

Mahar 164 

Mapes 164 

Manley 164 

Marshall 166 

Martin 167 

Mason 167 

Masters 170 

Maxson 171 

Maybee 171 

Maynard 171 

McCausey 172 

McDaniels 172 

McDuffee 173 

McKay 173 

Mear 175 

Mellen 175 

Melvin 175 

Merrett 177 

Millard 177 



MiUs 177 

Miner 178 

Moon 179 

Morey 180 

Morgan 180 

Morris 181 

Morton 182 

Morse 183 

Moss 183 

Moxey 183 

Nash 183 

Nesbit 184 

Newell 184 

Newville 185 

Nichols 185 

Niles 185 

Noble 185 

Nodine 186 

North 187 

Norton 187 

Nye 190 

O'Farrell 190 

Olmstead 192 

Olmsted , ...193 

Orton 193 

Ostrander 194 

Owen 195 

Palmer 196 

Parker 199 

Patten 200 

Patterson 200 

Pease 203 

Peck 203 

Perkins 204 

Phelps 204 

Plummer 204 

Picket 205 

PoUock 205 

Potter 205 

Powers 205 

Pressey 206 

Preston 207 

Prindle 207 

Pullman 210 



Purdy 211 

Quick 211 

EandaU ..211 

Eandell 215 

Eathbone 215 

Eaymond 216 

Eeed 217 

Eiee 217 

Eich 1 218 

Eiehardson 218 

Eiggalls 219 

Eipley 219 

Eobertson 222 

Eobinson 223 

Eobison 223 

Rogers 223 

Eoot 224 

Eosman 224 

Eounds .224 

Eoundy 224 

Eowen 231 

Eust 231 

Sanford 232 

Seeley 232 

Sessions 233 

Sharp 235 

Shaw 235 

Shelden 236 

Sheldon 236 

Sherwood 237 

Skellie 237 

Smith 238 

Sornborger 244 

Spaulding 244 

Spencer 245 

Sprague 245 

Stanton 245 

Stebbens 247 

Stevens 247 

Stone 248 

Streeter 248 

Strong 250 

Strope 250 

Taft 251 



Taylor 252 

Thayer 252 

Thompson 253 

Terbush 255 

Tinkham 255 

Town 257 

Trumbull 258 

Tucker 259 

Turner ..259 

Tuttle 259 

Unckless 260 

Underwood 261 

Vail 262 

Van Benschoten 262 

Vandenburgh 263 

Vanderlin 264 

Van Patten 264 

Vary 264 

Wallace 264 

Walker 269 

Watson 269 

Waine 269 

Walch 269 

Webster 270 

Wellington 270 

Weston 270 

Whaley ; 272 

Wheeler 272 

Whiting 272 

Whitney 273 

Wilber 273 

Wilcox 273 

Williams 273 

Williamson 273 

WilHs 275 

Wiltsie 275 

Winchester 275 

Wirth 276 

Wood 276 

Wo'odworth 277 

Worden 279 

Worthington 279 

York 280 



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