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.. Parsons and Nims Families. 293-295 297 . England John Edward's Family 283-284 Ford. .. . PAGES.CONTENTS... Strong. all of New 285-287 288-292 Addenda Index ...2 43 Descendants of Matthias Hitchcock 244-246 247-268 269-279 280-282 The Finney Family Robert Williams of Roxbury The Clan McAlpin The Graves Family The Clark. Munn. Stebbens.. I-II4 I I5-I90 191-205 206-224 225-227 228-234 235. • 3 The Fleming Family The Lawson Family The Cook Family Peper Family of Holland The Baird Family The Kerwin Family The Wright Family .. Sheldon........ ..


The author traveled into a number of states. to many of which he had no reply. Doubtless there are errors. write the author of it at once. searched through graveyards and churches. . June 2. in search of material for this compilation. examined hundreds of public records. publisher will accept this kind of literature it has been necessary for the author to be his own publisher. As no It has been a labor of love and most enjoyable. 1903. send any additional information possessed by the reader for future use. Wis.INTRODUCTORY. many towns. looked through a great many ancient bibles and bushels of old newspapers and account books. In compiling the family histories the author has written All thousands of letters. hoping the family will be interested to the extent of subscribing for enough of the books to divide the expense. Also If any are noticed. old papers and documents. read over thousands of pages of local historical works. Menasha. visited numerous people. the information obtained is given..


He was succeeded by his son. Family. indicating that the family had a founder. who gave him a large grant of land in Wigtonhire. Robert Le Fleming. a crusader. an ancient burial place of the Fleming family. the direct and immediate ancestor of the Earl of Wigton. Sir Malcolm Fleming. It was this Sir Robert who repaired to the standard of Robert Bruce. It was placed there generations ago in memory of Sir John Le Fleming. Lancashire. and with a few trusty friends. A. who was a forwarder and supporter of the right and title of David . Lord of Fulwood. where they killed Sir John Cumming. He was succeeded by his son. (1124) a Fleming by birth. was one of the great barons of Scotland. 1306. in the days of King David I. hands elevated in a praying position. England. and also made him Governor of Dumbarton Castle and Sheriff of the County. a heraldic composition of the cross and Norman mascle. also in great favor with the King. accompanied him. and took the surname Flanderensis or Le Fleming. sword by his side. transplanted himself into Scotland. The statue of the armed knight with a fret upon his shield. was at first assumed from a person of distinction. who. D. under King Edward I. and legs crossed. The surname of this illustrious family. I. and never rested till they set the crown upon the head of the immortal monarch on the Feast of Annunciation..CHAPTER The Fleming HISTORY. One branch of the Fleming still bear a shield charged with a fret. may be seen in Furness Abbey. Sir Malcolm Fleming. one or more in the holy wars. This numerous and interesting family have had much to do with the great and important military and civil events in British and American History for several hundred years. whom they thought their lawful sovereign in adventure at Dumfries. according to the sentiments of the most approved historians and antiquarians. all brave men. of England (1272-1309). from the country of his origin.

and with Here Sir Malcolm had the honor to great security resort. As a royal fortress residence. time of the Bruces. He High Chancellor. to Lord James Fleming. castle was a place to which the royalist did freely. by whom he was constituted Lord High ChamberHe was slain in the service of his country. .2 Family Genealogy. she was brought from the monastery of Inchmahone in the Lake of Menteith. daughter of King James IV. Dunbarton Castle is built upon a rock 240 feet high and one mile in circumference. second Earl of Wigton. Fleming. time of Queen Mary. It was a highly esteemed privilege to me personally to walk around upon the scene of this historic marriage. The incident is so pleasantly picturesque and associates Queen Mary so agreeably with one of her subjects. shelter and protect in that evil time Robert. Brucien line. lain of Scotland. and on the 17th of March embarked from it for the palace of St. to the daughter of Lord Ross. He married at the battle of Pinky. Dunbarton Castle and distinguished himself for his zeal and loyalty to his queen. succeeded his father as Governor of Dunbarton Castle. Thomas after. that it is gratifying to reflect on. He left his estates and titles to his grandson. December 1. Lord High Steward of Scotland. and by her had a son. a rock trodden by Roman soldiers When Queen Mary as a child was sent to 2000 years ago. The marriage of Lord James Fleming. September 10. Queen Mary graced the occasion with her presence. James Fleming. Governor of Dumbarton Castle. There is still a dam tracein the park adjoining the palace.) His highness was graciously pleased in reward of Sir Malcolm's signal loyalty and fidelity in his service to create him The good Earl fell sick and died soon Earl of Wigton. Malcolm Fleming Earl of Wigton. 1558. was in great favor with James V. it was intrusted to the custody of the Fleming family for generations from Sir Malcolm Fleming. 1545. land and died in of He accompanied Queen Mary to ScotHe was Governor Paris. and discharged the trust with the utmost During the whole of the usurpation of Baliol. to the Castle of Dunbarton on the 28th of February. Germain. Edinburgh. took A banquet was spread place in Holyrood Palace. Janet. who being a noble man of fine and polite parts was by special favor of Queen Mary made her Lord II. afterwards King Robert II (1371. France to be educated at the French Court. this fidelity. 1547. able which held the water back to make an artificial lake.

The Fleming Family. Among them it is sufficient to name John Wesley. son of the Earl of Wigton. late United States District Attorney of Colorado. said to be the only ones of the kind in England and the allusion in the opening sentence to this article is to one of them. emigrated Many of the family followed him to the to Virginia in 1616. The ruins of Furness Abbey. He was grand father of Hon. In the Abbots chapel are two effigies of Norman Knights. Sir William Drury. same colony. Major General James Fleming was buried in Westminster Abbey. but recanted and espoused the cause of In 14 15 he was prebendary of Langford. In 1428 he carried into effect the decree of the Council of Constance. Church the Pope. where his monument now is. of York. are among the most picturesque and extensive in England. He stoutly maintained Dumbarton Castle in her favor against the Regents and against Elizabeth's General. Oxford. which ordered that the bones of Wycliffe should be disinterred and burned to ashes. founder of Lincoln College. The finest features of the ancient remains are the Chapter House triplet of grand Norman arches. was born in Crofton. and in 1407 was appointed Proctor of the University. John Donaldson Fleming. Josiah Mitchell Fleming of Denver. It is remarkable that the endowments which he gave to the University have contributed to educate more than one celebrated opponent of the opinions he so vehemently espoused. He was great grandfather of Hon. He was edu- cated at University College Oxford. William Fleming and another the father of James Fleming. He served in the Revolutionary war. John Fleming. one of whom was Col. Knight. Gleaston Castle was the seat of the Flemings after the Norman Conquest. Another descendant of these Wigtonshire Flemings was Col. who was sometime fellow of Lincoln College. N. afterward removed to Ohio. 3 Lord Fleming proving a steady friend to the Queen throughout her subsequent troubles. in 1762. the effigy of Sir John Le Fleming. where he died 1832. twelfth century. . In his early days he was an ardent disciple of Wyclifre. and in 1420 Bishop of Lincoln. Sir Thomas Fleming. Colorado. founded in the twelfth century. He was born in 1633 and died in 1751. . who was born in Iredell County. C. Archbishop Richard Fleming. spending forty years of his life in the British army. being a special grant by William the Conqueror to Sir Michael Le Fleming. who emigrated from Virginia to Kentucky in 1790. County York.

The undertaker of 500 acres of land must hold it in common socage. caused all the province of Ulster (in North Ireland) and more to be forfeited to the Crown by a claim of a conspiracy of Tyrone and Tyrconnel. who became Lords County of Meath. whose wife is known in history as Matilda of Flanders. in Great Divide. to inquire into the case. and shall require their tenants to build houses for themselves and their families near the principal castle. Fleming of Slane Castle numbered successivel}' twenty-three. M. 1609.) - ' After the long struggle to subdue the Irish. out of print. he holds his land by remain on the land five He must it for that period. regardless of the rights of a vast number of smaller tenants. was according to amount of land. of the Baron}' of Slane descended from Archibald Fleming. years and cannot sell He must also . 22. make thereon a strong court or bawn" in connection with his house. the British Commander. against whom nothing could be urged. house or bawn for their mutual defense. Earl of Pembroke and took part in the The Lords Norman invasion and conquest of Ireland. Col. This branch of the family came also originally from Flanders with William the Conqueror. The Flemings. who went from England to Ireland A. A. would build houses. led by the Earl of Tyrone. which is a relique of Saxon liberty. Dec.. also. etc. Reprinted in Muncie. Ireland.. (From a paper by Henry Dudley Teetor. Attorney Gen- contrived to so arrange the area of forfeiture for the judgment of the Commission authorized by James I. were Protestants. 1893." Denver. D. wherewith they may furnish a competent number of fealty and nominal rent. Daily Times. No. this was to be on a different plan. Ind. Lord Mount Joy. March 2. 1173 with Gilbert de Clare. Sir John Davies. on hearing of which both Earls fled in 1607." The Undertaker shall have ready in their house at all times a convenient store of arms. Aug. The British now having complete rule and the English nobility seeking lands and estates. 1603. 1894. The Crown lawyers under eral. 4. The size of the house etc.4 Family Genealogy. Vol. who sat July and August." As former plantations of this kind now to be established had been a failure. obtained the submission of the Irish two days before the death of Queen Elizabeth. all of which were escheated to the Crown. Only tracts were to be granted to such as would reside on them. X. that it covered a princely domain of six entire counties.

but regranted in succession to his It was in the sons. and as such obtained his title and lands. plant or place a competent number of English or inland Scotch tenants upon portions etc. 5 able men for their defence. In a little book called "Ireland". The Undertaker was exempt from rents for two years." so I conclude that Captain Fleming was an officer in the EngThat lish service. whose lands escheated under Elizabeth. their original owner." They could not sell or demise these lands to the Mere Irish" or such as will not take the oath (to adjure the Catholic Every undertaker must. he obtained his title in the Irish wars." The natives were such as had taken the oath and The other names under this head the Protestant religion. are "Lord Lambert. this I find that Captain Fleming was in possession in 16 19 of 500 acre tract of which he was the original patentee or purchaser from the crown (presumably in 1609 or 1610) in which town or what is the name of the tract does not seem clear from the list. Archibald Moore. under Earl of Sussex or Lord Mount Joy and for his services he claimed his land. and pure English speech "as well for their greater security as to preserve the purity of the English language. and again attainted under James I. Captain Fleming. published by himself. P. between native Irish and the settler to insure pure blood. took up all or nearly all the available lands. All marriages were forbidden confiscation of Ulster". All native "Mere Irish" and their belongings were swept off these This has been called "the lands and given other lands. Precinct of Clonemahown" in County Cavan" of the Plantation of Ulster" and of such as was "allotted to servitors and natives.The Fleming Family. of letters patent." Undertaker may ''erect manors and hold Courts Baron twice each year". ' ." 'The discomfited owners submitted sullenly and withdrew to the tracts allotted to them." All these things were done says Sir John Davies." At the same time numerous undertakers as they were called As was then. their undertaker or patenFrom tees. But it was of lands formerly possessed by Brefri O'Reilly or descendants of Philip O'Reilly. natural there was much of speculation going on and all the strict specifications were not entirely fulfilled. on page 95. and their ownership in the year 1619. compiled by T. "within two years afterdate faith). Sherlock. I find a list of the survey of these lands. as a clear plantation is to be made of English and Scottish without Irish. which may be viewed and mustered every half year after the manner of England.

promote Fleming to give the place to Bacon. < there was a vacancy in office of Solicitor Francis Bacon tried hard to get it." wearied drudgery. to look wise and say after ' Soon nothing. temporary consequence because he did not mortify the vanity of the witty. but he followed the useful advice for subordinate judges on such an occasion. he got into considerable practice.6 Family Genealogy. but changed his mind on receiving a soothing letter from the Queen." After the death of Lord Chief Justice Popham (1607) no one "was thought so fit to succeed % him as Fleming of whom it was always said that "though slow. while his more lively competitors tried with how little labor they could "in the year 1594 he was called to the degree of get on. or alarm the jealousy of the ambitious. and he had the highest professional honors shower'Fleming had superior good fortune and enjoyed ed upon him. and Earl of Essex. while he held this office he sat along with Lord Chief Justice Popham on the trial of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder conspirators. Lord — . wrote to Queen Elizabeth. he was sure. Soon after Fleming made bad work of a speech in the Commons." Sergeant with eight others and was thought to be the most deeply versed in the law of real actions of the whole batch. King James declared he was. and Bacon made Then they tried to a splendid speech to the same point. but he refused In this speech Fleming "lost his recollection to be shelved. "a judge to his hearts content. he was not a ready speaker." On the accession of James I to the Crown he was reappointed Solicitor General. and after he had given judgment that the King could impose without act of Parliament any amount of duty on imports." (1604) In these troublesome times of contest between King and subject. Bacon was so put out that he resolved to shut himself up in a cloister. but Thomas Fleming was appointed. and the following year he was appointed Chief Baron of the Exchequer and." ' Thomas Fleming. starting in the profession of the law with the great Francis Bacon. and resumed his seat. then in her favor." He was the younger son of a gentlemen of small estate in the Soon after he was called to the bar by unIsle of Wight. but by Prime Ministers." and he became Lord Chief Justice of England the very first day that . and it was remarkable that he always tried how much labor he could bestow upon every case intrusted to him. even General (1602). his judgment was that the King could do no wrong. Sir Chief Justice of England. he was not only preferred to him by attorneys.

" will dated 21st of July 16 10. The cause is in the weakness of the auditory nerve." Fleming was six years Chief Justice." "Fleming though a great lawyer is not so much known. P. Bishop of Lincoln (1419) and founder of Lincoln College. which can be overcome by not heeding it." While yet a young man he suddenly died on 15th of October 1613. who died at Steaford January 143 1. England appear in a list of the members of a Bowling Green Club" established in the Island who dined together twice a week." and there a member has the "stop speech." This is an inherited trait in the Fleming family. speech to avoid people." The chief justice The appears to have had a residence in the Isle of Wight. it is ' The remedy by talking. in which he decided that persons born in Scotland after James became King of England. known as All the Flemings are not so afflicted. but here "stop speech. S." It often passes over a whole family and reappears in the next generation as inherited from the ancestry. Oxford. and because Lord Popham preceded him and the famous Sir Edward Coke was his successor on the bench. to wear the "Collar of S. Because of the growing resistance in the nation to absolute monarchy as sanctioned by almost all his judges. One trial had before him was called Postnate. was an English prelate. speaking and singing. Vol. Sir Henry Cromwell. Yorkshire. his rival Francis 7 Bacon became Solicitor General (1607). in 1429." (Campbell's Lives Lord Chief Justices of England.. name of Sir Thomas Fleming L.) The Fleming Family. should be directed to build up the nerve by use. I. Margaret Fleming. is the very worst thing he can do. J. That his ble. was proved 30th of October That his eldest son intermarried with a daughter of 1 613. Bishop Richard Fleming (spelled in the Chaucer days Flemmynge). 236. were entitled to the privileges of natural born subjects of England. C. born in Crofton.) In the important occasion noted above when Sir Thomas Fleming was to urge a measure in the Commons for the Queen noticed: He lost his recollection and resumed his seat. (Century Ency. and that their descendants remain seated at Stoneham for some generations. "in private life he is said to have been virtuous and amiaHe was buried in Stoneham in Hampshire. the same as For one affected with stop one would strengthen a muscle. immortalized by Sir Walter Scott as "Pet Marjorie" and whose sweet life has become part of the and .

) His residence is Ottawa. 1857. G. Am. studied medicine at Leipsic. Scotland. Eng. but preferred to write the songs of the human heart. Paul Fleming. born near Bothgate. was born June 15. Linlithgowshire. L. She wrote a diary and several poems. made his name an ever living light in literature. often soothed his troubled brow when writing himself into fame and out of debt. i860. He was the author of several important books and died November 18. Or too regretful. The noblest edifice in America St. He was born in Hartenstein. centuries: Let nothing make thee sad or fretful. wrote her life in that poem prose. Scotland. (See App. the Capital of Canada. Johns Cathedral.) Sir Sanford Fleming. Be still. and died December 19. pet of Sir Walter Scott. removed to Canada in I n x ^5 2 ne was appointed President of the Northern 1845. degrees and titles of C. D. College of Edinburgh in 1845. 1827. founded and erected under Bishop Michael Fleming in 1841. Aberdeen in 1832 and resigned in 1843 having identified with the Free Church. with a charming The daughter of James Fleming of Kirkaldy. C. New Foundland. was President of the Royal Society of Canada. died in St. In 1894 he resided at Ottawa. Johns. Saxony. Biog.. and educated there. Dr. Biog. October 5. . April 2. was appointed to the chair of natural Philosophy at Kings College. He has written several books. Rev. was born at Kirkcaldy. land. born in Ireland in 1785. E. Pacific Railway. one of that famous family of Brown. preached in Shetland and at Flisk in Fifeshire. L. and regarded as one of the most eminent scientists of British America. Scothistory. (See Appleton Am.. Canada. Johns. 1640. John Fleming was a Scotch clergyman and naturalist. John Brown. and this one has now been sung for two is Cyclopedia). He was a Roman Catholic Canadian. 1803. In 1849 he became first Bishop of St. 1609 and died in Hamburg.8 Family Genealogy. M. What God hath ordered must be right. He held honors. (Johnson's classic literature of all time. Science in Free Church. January 7. and became Professor of Natura. She was a real person. He built schools and churches." 1858 (Century Cyclopedia). who was a Saxon. "Pet Majorie a story of child life 50 years ago. 1850.

N. was a statesman born in Virginia 1734. William Fleming. Colonel Thomas Fleming was born in Botetourt County. New York. thee too. Doubt not that he will give." There has been recently issued by two descendants of the Virginia Flemings a genealogy of that family. < < . Nor seek earth's favor. Am. January 2. S. Boiling and Eldredge.. Lossings First Century U. her son Thomas Rolfe remained with an Then he uncle in England where he grew to manhood. graduate of William and Mary College in 1736. John Fisk in Old Virginia and Her Neighbors" remarks that after Pocahontas fell ill at Graversend and was buried in the Parish Church. Whittle. never waver. for many years and is buried there. Then find in will. (3 Bry1777. Virginia. went to Virginia to become the ancestor of the families of Murry Fleming. 534. Biograthe Ninth Virginia Regiment. in which war he was Colonel in (Appleton Cy. judge delegate to Continental Congress 1779-81. member Virginia House Burgesses. thy part. But rest: Thou knowest what God wills must be. so for thou the best. of exposure and hardships in the Revolution. Robetson. For all his creatures. which the Press says: "May fitly be termed one of the first families of Virginia. phy. it thine own delight. My Why should thou fill to-day with sorrow About to-morrow My heart? all One watches Only be with care most true.) He was a famous fighter and his history reads like a romance. as well as of the branch of Randolphs to which the famous John Randolph of Roanoke belonged. in 1727 and died there in August 1777." The Captain Fleming who was killed in front of the Quaker Clarks house between Trenton and Princeton in that famous midnight retreat of Washington from Trenton. S. Y. steadfast. Gay. (do) Jacob Cook Fleming of New Jersey (full history hereafter) resided in Pultneyville. was Captain of a "Detachment of Virginians". ) The Fleming Family. ants U.

who obtained related. W. directly. The Southern Historical Magazine" for 1893 contains an interesting paper on the family and gives names of those in the Revolution. but not known to be In 1894 there was held in Muncie. West Virginia and Mrs. Fleming had some interesting data relative to the location of the family in Delaware in 1680.IO Family Genealogy. has obtained much information of the family. Ind. write the history of the family. In May 19.. his mail at one J. This history was written and facts taken from the records of Mr. Charles F. NEW It JERSEY FLEMINGS. During his life time also resided there. a publisher of Pittsburg. Andrew and Samuel. My ancestors came from Delaware. At their reunion Mrs. A committee was appointed to write a history of the Fleming family but have never reported. which was largely attended. wrote the author: "i have very little doubt but that we both belong to the same Fleming family and only have to trace back beyond the ocean to find a common stock. in that state.. but as a general name it is proper. G. had prepared charts of parts of the Fleming family for sale. Thomas W. Fleming of Belvidere. Fleming of Fairmount. Fleming. because its first members in America settled about. not be just proper to say of this family that they are all of that name in New Jersey as there are Flemings. New Jersey. Ex-Governor A. New Jersey. Cynthia Fleming of Muncie. A. and near that historic old meeting house in Hunterdon County. found in an old box in the barn a pile may . not of their descent. E. and their names were William. a practicing attorney. Indiana. Fleming at the age of 8k. Fleming of Fairfield. They were four brothers. 1900. P. Pa. Governor of West Virginia. Elisha M. Mr." At the reunion at Muncie it was estimated that there were ten thousand Flemings in America. was appointed to Mr. C. West Virginia. a young man who took great interest in the family history. At this meeting Mr. It would be more exact to call the family herein traced.. Fleming. Thomas. Fleming of Fairmount. Several years ago. Ex-Governor of Florida. T. The Muncie Times article mentioned names of Aretas Brooks Fleming. Frank P. a reunion of Flemings. 111. Some genealogy of the last has been published. Fleming. the "Bethlehem Flemings". B. same office.

and a couple of oak chairs. His last correction was made in 1888.The Fleming Family. sold. As also three oak chests with linen and wearing apparel therein to the value of twenty-five shillings sterling. They were old deeds. receipts and church letters. Upon examination of those old brown records. all <i Know men by . seven (7) head of black cattle to the value of seven pounds sterling. He sought out such information as he could and made written memorandum of it and handed copies of this to his relatives. which gave the names of three of the brothers. It was this information which became the frame work of the author's researches. Two horses and one mare to the value of four pounds sterling. Thomas. and myself therewith fully satisfied. to the value of twenty-five shillings sterling. have bargained. the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge. Among those old papers. James Bigger. As it is a very old document and an important item in the family history we give it in full: < these presents that I. ii of old papers which had belonged to his father. Elder Abbott Fleming became deeply interested in tracing back the family tree. Examination revealed that they dated into the past and referred to members of his family several generations back of any recollection of those then living. Rector of the said Parish. near Lima. William. for over forty years a Baptist elder or Minister. As likewise several wooden vessels for bleaching linen cloth to the value of five shillings. set over and deliver according to due form of law in that case made and provided unto the Rev. of Tillywigin. Yeoman. It also gave the name of their father Malcolm Fleming. ewes and wethers to the value of twenty-four shillings sterling. with several other pieces of household furniture to the value of thirty shillings sterling. brown with age. With one cloth beam. together with one weaver loom and web. for and in consideration of the sum of twenty-three pounds. Indiana. often journeyed east to visit his old relatives and friends in New Jersey and New York. three oak tables. therein. wills. Andrew. John Strong. and thus began the first genealogy of the "Bethlehem Flemings. sell. Twelve head of sheep." Elder Abbott Fleming. with the lawful accruing interest thereof for several years past. in possession of his cousin. set over and delivered and by these presents do bargain. in the Parish of Derryloran and County of Tyrone. there was a copy of an indenture.

. intents and purposes aforesaid. I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh day of August. for the uses." "two horses and one mare. administrators or assigns. and I the said James Bigger. MALCOLM FLEMING. whereof their said father died possessed and became liable to the trust and management of the said John Strong under his indulgent care of the said children. Of the story of Malcolm Fleming. the father of the Bethlehem Flemings we know very little.2<0 and several wooden vessels for bleaching linen cloth" worth $1. About all the information we have comes from the trust deed of James Bigger." He seems to have been a thrifty industrious man. for myself my heirs. which we suppose is the title of most husbandmen in that country. benefit In witness whereof. to have and to hold the said bargained premises unto the said John Strong. by which he would be legally and historically known as a 'Yeoman" or man of small estate in lands. in Tillywigen aforesaid. He was also a weaver by trade which is shown by "the weaver loom and web therein." all of which were the "portion" of the three "orphans. Names of witnesses to original not legible. JAMES BIGGER. THE WEAVER. ewes and weathers. On his farm he raised stock as there appears in the deed the mention of "seven head of cattle. From this it seems he was holden of farm lands as a tenant of some landlord. 1736. tenant right to my farm. but in trust nevertheless and for the only use and And also my full and behoof of Thomas Fleming.12 Family Genealogy. the children and orphans of Malcolm Fleming deceased. which sum of twenty-three pounds above mentioned together with the lawful accruing interest thereof. shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents against all manner of persons absolutely forever.25. was and is the proper patrimony of the said children and to which they are entitled as their portion of the goods and effects. Andrew Fleming and William Fleming. together with the delivery of the said bargained premises." It would seem from the implements of his trade that he made linen cloth. also one cloth beam." worth twenty five shillings ($6. the said bargained premises unto the said John Strong. his executors. executors and administrators." 'twelve head of sheep. And as his sons brought with them letters from the Presbyterian Church we must conclude he was also a member and a godly man.

" That he died before 1736. His good wife had preceded him to the grave. as he was doubtless a good deacon. whereof their father died possessed. received that named and listed as their "portion" of the whole. There is some confusion in the latter part of the deed. was doubtless the church wherein he worshipped of a Sunday. and if then alive she would have been their proper He guardian or else named as a beneficiary in the trust." which they could not be if their good mother was then alive. 13 surrounded by Protestant influence and His village for trading was Cookschurch going people. That Malcolm Fleming had other children than the three named in the trust deed. He settled near Bethlehem church. known as Gartalowry. "the dust of ages lies unknown to fame. and its old church yard of Derryloran holds his entirely He was mortal remains. but how many years before is not certain. John Strong was doubtless to permit Bigger to come to America. is evident from the language used 'the proper as to the property. . In consideration of deed recites that it is given.The Fleming Family. the sum of 23 pounds with lawful accruing interest thereof As this interest "For several years for several years past." Although the terms are indefinite we can safely place his demise at about 1730. in the part of the town lands. used good judgment in willing his property to James Bigger as trustee." by which we suppose a neighboring farmer. The transfer of the trust to Rev. "several years. and as he himself says he was a "yeoman. of which it is said to be. deceased. is certain from the date of the The trust deed." past" had accrued since James Bigger's trust was begun. Malcolm Fleming had then been dead. the Parish of Derryloran and the old church whose ruins may now be seen. yet that much is plainly stated. As the good pastor remarks. which was in the center of Ulster province. Hanna the pastor in charge. it is where. he was a deacon under Rev. where by the evidence of his receipts given thirty years after. as is also explained in the trust deed. It was in town." Their mother not being alive the children would be entitled to all of the property and the use of the word "portion" indicates an equal partition of property by which these three orphans. patrimony of the said children and to which they are entitled as their portion of the goods and effects. in naming the beneficiaries of the trust as "the children and orphans of Malcolm Fleming. perhaps in the copyThis word "portion" ing.

it only purports to convey such as was the From the history of the condition for these three children. " Only Episcopal churches had Parishes recognized by the civic law. is hilly. In the Bigger trust deed the property held in trust for the orphans is made over in trust to "Rev. then the Rev. would go to that Malcolm Fleming had other property than that therein listed. of Derryloran" in ' The parish of Derryloran is now included in the Diocese Armagh." " I4 Family Genealogy. John Strong. and in . From these same church letters which are quoted in full in another place. He is also designated as 'Rector of said Parish. while Presbyterian Ministers had "congregations. as portion. He not only had his farm well stocked. while the pastor of a Presbyterian congregation is known as minister" or 'pastor. for in those days there was a family tie. especially as the church letter brought to America by Thomas Fleming one of the orphans recites that both he and wife. had been "always regular members of the Presbyterian church in Congregation of Cookstown. parish. John Strong was an Episcopal Clergyman. Rector The designation of Rector" is commonly of said Parish." set off. It is but just also to assume that as the son was always a regular member of the Presbyterian church in the congregation of Cookstown" so was the father. in fact by comparison with his neighbors historically he was rich. That he should be given in charge of these orphan boys by Bigger who was a Presbyterian (at least in America) is quite unaccountable. but he could make a good living with his weaving. it was then the home of his father Malcolm. warm in winter. it is stated of Thomas Fleming one of the minors. that he "hath lived from his infancy in the Parish in reference to the property also ' show Cookstown was in this County Tyrone. The mean temperature is 48 degrees. we should suppose that Malcolm Fleming was an exception to the rule and quite well to do. This is the Episcopal or state church government and does not concern the Presbyterian churches." used to designate an Episcopal divine. which took all to one place. of Ireland two centuries ago. As Thomas had resided in this parish from infancy." This reference made to designate the office held by John Strong cannot be accidental. This beautiful parish in the most picturesque part of Ireland. has rich tillable and pasture lands well watered. which was at a very low state and its people very poor. and the place of his fathers death. and if our explanation of the terms can be found to apply to that period in Ulster.

Sir: 17 March. and near the town of Moneymore. He had seven sons. David and He has no remembrance of any of your family. N. of whom you speak was a relation of theirs. and have never seen even the handwriting of any of my predecessors except that of Mr. Thomas Fleming. and he is quite confident that the Malcolm Fleming. telligent letter of Rev. You may feel interested to . or in their own house. M. but that search must be made among the old family records.The Fleming Family. 15 summer cooled by the breezes of Lough Neagh. and no record of the transaction was deemed necessary. the largest lake in Ireland. letter I have had your making inquiry regarding your I am the lineal successor of the minancestors in this place. Fleming of Belvidere. his father's name was Josias. they were always connected with this congregation and the head of the family was always an Elder in it. Loy Hill. But he James. these a list of seat holders. He believes that family and his were orginally one. They came about 1643 and did so in troublous times. remembers a Robert Fleming who had a fine property on the hill on which I reside. He says they all came from Scotland. From the following eloquent and highly inbe seen that no further history of Malcolm Fleming can be had from the church records. Alexander Fleming who immediately preceded me. no marriage registry. and purchased a large property in County Derry about 5 miles from this. for earlier anThis correspondence is with Elisha cestry of their family. from Largs. J. parish and county public records by those who would seek to search the mysterious past. There is no baptismal registry. town. it will Cookstown. and not even As to baptisms and marriages. Josias. And the family names generally have been William. isters of Cookstown Presbyterian church. Wilson. Dear _ ~. Ireland. and there were none superior to them in physical development and courage. The family residence is Knockacononey. I made all the inquiry in my power from the leading man of the family. were as a rule celebrated by the minister in the private houses of the people. George. Thomas. County Tyrone. They kept no congregational records prior to 1830. There is one family here by the name of Fleming. 1882. I am thus unable to trace your descent and have been unable to obtain local information.

At that time every man came on horseback. and the other by Vernes Bridge the southern boundary. From time immemorial. It has now two railways from Belfast. Cookstown consists of one long broad street. 100 feet wide and one-half mile long. The only manufacturing we have is a flax spinning mill and two weaving factories. and the third one resulted from a quarel as to the choice of minister. with two cross streets. of Roman Catholic population has The one Presbyterian congregation has become three. The old part is in the townland of Cookstown. all of linen. For example for 13 years in succession without a break the synod of Ulster met in my church. The whole has been so crowded that we have applied for a regular cemetery and at present a contract has been declared for building walls around a large plat of ground which has been purchased. and schools are enclosed in a large paling. called Derryloran burying ground. In the center is the townland of Loy and on the south the townlands of Gurtalowry. Latterly the greatly increased.6 1 Family Genealogy. It is dependent on the district for its trade being 40 miles from the sea. Tombstones were erected. Cookstown is regarded as the centre of Ulster. when the defeated party withdrew and built a new church for the man they sought to detain. as the Lough (Lake) from which we are distant 8 miles lies right between Belfast and us. know something of this district. but in time they are broken and others take their place. It was at one time almost entirely a Preybyterian population. It is equally distant from the coast towns of Derry. The whole is in the Parish of Derryloran. one coming around by Toone Bridge the northern boundary of Lough Neagh. I am Very probably your ancestors were in Derryloran. The dust of ages lies there unknown to fame. manse. Belfast and Newry. and being central was the common place of meeting of the synod of the church. One them called a Secession church. the minister of the old congregation. The church. It contains about 4000 inhabitants. But in the modern life the synod or assembly must be held in a large place to which all railway carriages go. people . The burying ground is at the Gartalowry end of the town where the ruins of a church stand. The whole block being in the center of the town. The town is built on three townlands. Coleaine. it has been used and just for that reason.

disloyalty and anarchy. Cookstown district has remained loyal and obedient to law. in the neither of whom were wide wilderness of that mountain girt domain. By the characteristics of superior physical development. Yours truly. farms are enlarging and emigration to America and elsewhere flows in steady current. It has a population now of It is very close to the County of Wigton the ancient 4. and there are many earnest and devout children of God. James and David are all quite familiar. Our rural population is thinning. brown with age. was an ancient letter. So that the names of Thomas. Malcolm had a brother David still living in 1758. the town in Scotland from which this Fleming family are therein said to have moved to Moneymore.17 refused to leave it and preferred to pile their dead heap upon heap. information so beautifully expressed and so kindly furnished by the good minister in this letter. which in some mysterious manner crossed the ocean and reached its proper destination under the address of "Mr. H. till public decency and sanitary laws could stand the Amid all the turmoil' of Ireland its riots. possessions of the Malcolm Fleming. Minister of First Presbyterian Church. which gave me great satisfaction to here .000. It is interesting to note that the family was blessed in the old church with a minister Alexander Fleming from its own ranks. Earl of Wigton. Tyrone County. I had upertunity of reding your letter that was sent to your father in laws. five miles from Cookstown in County Derry. Pennsillvena".The Fleming Family. In the neglected pile of musty records recovered by Elisha M. 20 miles southwest of Glasgow. WILSON. in the county of Ayr. the Cookstown. New Jersey. Belvidere. . church membership and family names. B. Fleming. Life is as safe as in any part of the world. Fleming. William. From Largs. courage. as the following letter from David Lindsey proves. there is still a strong family of Flemings residing in the old parish town. Cusen. M. is a seaport town in Scotland. To E. strain no longer. Thomas Fleming or Andrew Fleming. I have no doubt they are descendants of the same family of Flemings. We copy it here as an important document in the family story: ' ' MarCh ye I9th I758 Dr. beautifully situated on the Bay of Ayr.

cutting our lands into two acre parts and Quicking and only two year time for doing all this. Being trublesome in that country with wars that we were The good assured that you were all ded or killed. had reached Ulster Province for he says in the letter he supposed his American friends were all 'ded and killed. am your till death.x8 Family Genealogy. James Lindsey is married again to one Hoskin. DAVID LINDSEY. in will as to be in We are all good helth at present/ I bless God for all his mercies and yr uncle David is helthy and harty and do all join in our love and complements to you and all your families and Enquiring only times I expected acount oftener from you. and folded and sealed with red The town from sealing wax. It seems that rumors of the French and Indian war which lasted from 1754 to 1769 and ended by the English conquering New France. Brother John Fleming is dead. ye we cannot stand any more. and his son Robert has service to his Uncle James Martin. The merchant ran away and I had great truble in getting my money so that was delivered. Your Cusen in Desert master is all in health. Cusen Mary to let ye know that all my fathers family is in helth and joins My father is ver far spent and I expect to in ye love to ye. all you were possessed in good helth and fortuned so so good a bargain of lands. Fleming would come over before this time. Cloth ye I sold and had James Hoskin9 bond for the money. now Canada. but these things dos not Discurage me to goe only we Depend on ye Derections in the goods fiting to take I had disapointment of 20c S. I I conclude with my love to you and all friends there. worth of Lining to that place. and desires to know if he will redeem him if he goes over there. and Bro. I expected a letter from you much oftener or that Cusen Wm. Sarah Rickets desires uncle Andrew is but tender in helth. per acer and other emprovements. friends. for we are now oppresed with our lands set at 8 s. which it is posted is not given. He is a good wavour [weaver] and is willing to work for his passage till its paid. Our living is dear in this place. It was written on legal paper. Bargains of your lands in that country Doe greatly encorage me to pluck up my spirits and make Redie for the Jarney. Your father and my see him buried before I leave the place. and had no envelope or stamp. I have preserved the quaint old spelling of this letter." . to be remembered in her love to her sister Nelly and other friends.

"Brother John Fleming is dead" refers to a cousin of the brothers. wife of Thomas. There never was a village about the church and even now there is not a house within half a mile. well watered and rich tillable lands. and I interpret it in reference to the new names of the family The letter it discloses as follows. Andrew and Thomas.The Fleming Family. and from statements made in the letter we know it came from the neighborhood of their old home in Tyrone County Ireland. Bethlehem township was a very large town in northern part of Hunterdon County. T g was addressed to Thomas "or" Andrew and refers in the text to William Fleming. New Jersey. the brother df Fleming 'I Malcolm I David i (Cason) ? 2 I i William 2 3 4 Andrew Thomas Samuel John Fleming 2 (daughter) Lindsey 3 Cousins No. The warm hillsides grow abundant fruit. 2 married David Lindsey in Desert master ANCIENT BETHLEHEM CHURCH. who was married before coming to America. who were located in the vicinity erected a log meeting house in which to worship. and called by David Lindsey. 'Your cousin in Desert master (or Desertmartin in Derry County) is all in health" refers to another line of cousins than the one Lindsey married into. William. brother. In many respects it is one of the most interesting churches in America. Before beginning the story of the Bethlehem Flemings some account of the place and its ancient meeting house and churchyard will be of interest. The Bethlehem Presbyterian Church was organized in 1730. The country is hilly. It was then and always has been the place of worship of the country people. From all the records so far discovered I have made up the genealogical tree across the ocean as follows: ? I I 'Your uncle David old man. is helthy and harty. It is a beautiful picturesque country. because he was brother to wife of David Lindsey. It was a family letter sent by the husband of a cousin to her cousins." refers to an Malcom Fleming. refers to the father of Mary. The few settlers in the West Jersey. Though it has been organized for 172 years it has . 'Your Father" is but tender in health.

Williamson who after fifty-one years service preached his last sermon in May 1900. Not having any bell he called the congregation in by beginning a hymn." It stood until 1830 when a stone church was erected in the maple grove across the highway.20 Family Genealogy. Robert Landis his successor remained only seven years. Halloway Whitefield Hunt who preached the gospel there for forty-one years. Thus the good dominies preached and prayed. it is and always will be the "old Bethlehem church. James McCrea. is also kept in neat repair. was Rev. For 133 years of its existence but three ministers held They were a happy contented people. on its east side. the father of Jane McCrea. the country side of beautiful old Bethlehem. During these years the primitive log cabin gave place to a frame church (1760). though not often used. which was still surrounded by post and rail fence." It is surrounded with a white painted board fence. His wife was a daughter of Rev. six pastors. and has a large new cemetery. most of them having given their entire Its first called pastor life to the little church in the hills. now dark with age and overgrown with moss and vines. this church is still every where in the vicinity called the "new stone" church. Rev. term of forty years in 1731. on the site of the stone his long Rev. James C. until the churches rotted away and their congregations were buried and then themselves lay down for their long rest. It was . until 1842. By a singular love of clinging to old names. Then in 1849 tne y called the Rev. It is painted white and tastily furnished. and now old and infirm is resting at Sidney a few miles away. who remained 14 years. still in the old church yard. with a steeple. and though the territory was set off into the town of Union in 1852. Rev. well filled. Rev. Hanna died in charge and was buried in its churchyard and was succeeded by Rev. James McCrea. After Alexandria township was set off from Bethlehem in 1765. John Hanna began chuich. being crowded out of the cemetery. this church at Bethlehem was known as the "Old Frame church. who was murdered by the English Indians near Lake Champlain had but Then came in Burgoyne's Invasion during the Revolution. by weekly services. and a church building erected there. Thomas Lewis in October 1747. Its great stone wall which replaced the rails in 1793 surrounds it like a fort. while the large old cemetery across the highway on the opposite side. This stone meeting house was removed in 1870 and replaced by a large handsome frame church edifice.

They were William. Fleming. as to the native Irish people. because Thomas was about to go away to America. The date of It is supposed they came to bettheir coming is not known. Andrew and Samuel. From receipts and documents found with the effects of his father and still in possession of Elisha M. some reverence.The Fleming Family. In 1838 they built the famous erected in the northeast side. sons of Malcolm Fleming." There is a railroad (Lehigh Valley Ry. There was middle of the eighteenth century a great depression in trade and wide spread poverty in all of Ireland. no doubt that four brothers came to America from Cookstown. octagonal stone building outside the cemetery across the road east and in the rear of the present church and that is now replaced by the present yellow painted frame building. It may also be reached by rail to Clinton. NEW I JERSEY. in marked and some in unmarked graves. it seems that Thomas of the three brothers of Cooksin the . The embargo on export of linen and woolen fabrics applied as well think there is now to Ulster. Thomas." George Second was King of England and Walpole had been minister.) now running close to the Bethlehem church. ter their condition because of the extraordinary position which England then as ever has assumed toward Ireland. and stood in the southwest corner of the It was replaced in 18 13 by a frame building grave yard. her own colonists. * was made of BETHLEHEM FLEMINGS. The church letters of Thomas show that both William and Thomas were at Cookstown still in May It is natural to conclude that the letters were asked 1 75 1. Belvidere. the degradation and steadily increasing misery in which the mass of the people sunk. It was in the log cabin school that the earliest little Flemings sat on benches arranged about the room and learned "readin and ritin. 21 within the circle of this sacred place and among these happy people that the Flemings with the ever increasing population came and made their home 152 years ago. "'The tyranny and political As one historian describes it: dishonesty which stalked in high place. for. which has a flag station called Grandin. Ever since it has been to them and their descendants a place of respect and Four generations lie in the old churchyard. The first school house at Bethlehem Presbyterian church logs. which is two miles distant.

June 1 6th. Lewis Morris. 8th 17681 when it is presumed he moved on to his new purchase. "Mr. 1791. and with their party were a number of relatives and friends as mentioned in the letter above given from Lindsey. Penn did own the West Jersey. on Nov. March 29th. in Town Independence in Sussex County. and it is endorsed. from 1755 to 1783. A careful examination of the records of Hunterdon and of the township of Bethlehem. that William show Pensillvenia. when he removed to Vienna. 1795. New Jersey. in township of that name in Hunterdon County. All this evidence goes to This is the first Fleming of Cookstown. son of Malcolm resided at Bethlehem from 1767 to the time of his death between 1792 and 1795. Alexandria and Independence would perhaps discover the complete story. probated Feb. date I find for Andrew of the three brothers. We wonder if any of the three brothers wrote home from Pensillvena" as would seem probable from the letter of David Lindsey (1758) given above. being addressed simply. It is fair to presume that all three brothers came at one time in the summer of 1751. But at this time Jersey was under its own Crown Governor. It had been known as New Jersey for almost a century from 1665. 4. anc^ we suppose they all lived there tegcther. In 1767 there is a receipt among the same papers signed by William Fleming given to Thomas for money paid for the salary of Rev. This has not been done by anyone as yet. From the address of this letter made in 1758 we would suppose these three brothers first went into Pennsylvania. County Sussex. town was a resident near the Bethlehem church." Eighty years before this. Pastor of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church." On this receipt appear the names of all three brothers who came from Cookstown to the town of Bethlehem. (now in Warren County). until Andrew moved away to Independence in 1768 or 1769 and Thomas moved to Vienna in 1783. If so they purchased lands there as he has . perhaps the next spring.22 Family Genealogy. This William Fleming's will was dated at Bethlehem township. and he paid pew rent in the same Bethlehem Church. John Hanna. since set off and now in Warren County. Thomas Fleming of Cookstown was in Bethlehem township as early as 1755. and he bought 223 acres in township Independence. Union. "with a present from Andrew Fleming. Thomas Fleming or Andrew Fleming. April 17th. The first item we have of William Fleming of Cookstown is the receipt mentioned above as given to Thomas Fleming in 1767. 1792. New Jersey.

John Hanna of that church. But whether they went to Scotland. The records show that Samuel Fleming was licensed to keep a hotel or public inn in township of Amwell in Hunterdon County. Nancy Fleming who was Aunt sister to his M. She was thus a link between the old and the new. 23 great satisfaction" to hear they were "fortuned so well as to be possessed in so good a bargain of lands. 1790. In 1756 he built the old inn. one who came America from Cookstown was her grandfather. was born January 6. (3) His business methods.The Fleming Family." According to this letter the three brothers had by this time "good bargains" in lands. The question is raised by the address of this letter. on 105 acres he bought in Raritan township and which was the beginning of Flemington. (8) But we have still stronger evidence of "Aunt" 10. and died at Flemington February Esther Mounier. (2) Samuel came from Ireland. It is supposed he came prior to that date. 1707. (4) His patriotism. We have given complete history of the family in its proper place. founder of Flemington. Fleming and father John Fleming. New Jersey. came from Ireland. For connecting them with the Bethlehem Flemings we have (1) Family tradition. Hence Thomas of . and whose father was James to Elisha Fleming. which still stands. who were sure sons of Malcolm Fleming settled near him." And again he 'The good bargains of your lands in that country doe says: greatly encourage me to pluck up my spirits and make Redie for the Jarney. and Thomas Fleming. Their first child was born April 10. (5) His children's family names of "William" and "John" and "Mary. " He had this information as he says "he had the upertunity of reding your (their) letters that was sent to your (their) father in laws. when Thomas had receipts as collectors of the salary of Rev. Samuel Fleming. As a young girl she was old to of the original brothers Cookstown. 1737. but at what time is not known. who left their native land to escape persecution. his wife. son of Thomas Fleming. were these lands in Pennsylvania or New Jersey? The first authentic date we have for their Bethlehem home is 1761. is not known nor is it known whether Samuel Fleming was married in Ireland or America. Mounier belonged to a French Huguenot family. or Ulster Province or America as many of them did. the county seat of Hunterdon County. Esther 1 7 14. in 1746. Andrew Fleming." (6) The fact that James Bigger settled near him. (7) The three brothers William Fleming. He was born April 2. New Jersey.


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She told 1790 to have known Samuel Fleming. Elisha M. Fleming her nephew and son of her brother, that Samuel Fleming of Flemington was a brother of her grandfather Thomas Fleming (of Cookstown) and Elisha M. Fleming repeated it to the author at his home in Belvidere, N. J., June 20, 1900. (9) As heretofore explained we know that Malcolm Fleming, the weaver, had adult children when he died, but we do not know the sex. As Samuel was born in 1707 he could have been a son of Malcolm. Samuel Fleming's wife was a Protestant, so were all the other Flemings.



William Fleming, son of Malcolm Fleming, the weaver, was born near Cookstown, and Parish of Derryloran, County Tyrone, Ireland, between 1730 and i7}5He was surely a minor and orphan in 1736, and hence could not have been born prior to 17 15 or more than 21 years prior to that date (1736). But as his father Malcolm Fleming as explained above, probably died above 1730, and William was then an orphan, his mother being not then alive, he was an infant in 1736, but was probably more than six years of age, in which case he was born after 1721. This agrees with our subseuent knowledge of him; as for instance in 175 1, at 30 years of age he was a church waines" or Deacon; and died in 1794? which would be at about 73 years of age. Of his boyhood life we know nothing, but we suppose from his father being a farmer and weaver, that he worked on the farm, plowed the fields, sowed and harvested flax, drove up the cows from the pasture lands, which all the people had in common those
called in the common law, "Common sockage. " He also gathered fagots (fallen twigs and limbs of the wood lots) for such fires as were required in the big stone fire place in the side of the kitchen, for cooking, as fires were seldom needed to keep warm in that climate. The cooking was done by holding meats and potatoes, on forked sticks, and the kettles warmed while hanging on hooks swung over the fire. He attended school such as it was, kept by the Presbyterian Congregation, near the church or possibly in the church manse (pastors home.) Like other boys of the period he attended to, "grub and grammer." suppose he fished and hunted with traps. As their flock of sheep was a part of their farm stock, from which they had mutton to eat, and



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to spin,

we suppose he watched

the flocks on the

His breeches came to the knees, his strong lower limbs were encased in coarse red woolen socks, and he wore clop-s. His coat was a homespun blouse; but when he wore a coat on Sunday it was the long tail kind cut away in front. His hat was a high one on Sunday and gala days, but other times, when he wore any, it was a homemade knit blue cap. His sports were running, jumping, horse racing and the May Pole. On fair days at Dungannon his heart was filled with delight at the lively scenes about him.

For clothing he wore homespun.

Their home was in the Country of the O'Neills, the titular kings of Ireland for many centuries and the Earls of Tyrone. Their castle and ancient town of Dungannon was then the Capital of Tyrone County. Armagh, in the same county, was but a few miles away. It was here that St. Patrick founded the Archiepiscopal Seat of the "Primate of Ireland. It was in this ancient pile that was discovered the Book of Armagh" in which were recorded the life and doings of St. Patrick. Every creek and river, every "derry" or oak woods, fell, bog, rock and glen in the place where the Flemings had their home was the scene of some thrilling story of battle, tale of love, or brave defence. Inspired by the brave deeds told by the evening blaze of logs in the ancient fire place, he doubtless too was imbued with a spirit of liberty and a desire to better his hopeless condition in landlord ridden Ireland. By 1 75 1 he was a deacon in the old Presbyterian church in Cookstown. He then could read and write and was a good penman. We suppose the pen used on the following church letter was made of a goose quill. His signature was bold and legible. These church letters are in possession of Elisha M. Fleming, Belvidere, and read as follows:

"That the bearer, Thomas Fleming, and Mary his wife, both born in'the Kingdom of Ireland, County Tyrone, being always regular members of the Presbyterian Church in the Congregation of Cookstown is certified this 15th day of May, 1 751, by
order of the session, Loy.





have no doubt of the truth of the above


Ballyclogg, 15th

V. D.


May, 1751."



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County Tyrone. We, the undernamed persons, do certify that the bearer hereof, Thomas Fleming, hath lived from his infancy in the Parish of Derryloran and County above said, during which time he has behaved himself soberly and honestly and has kept himself free from any manner of public scandal known to us. Given under our hands this 19th day of May 1751.


Church Waines


was issued by order of the session. In the Presbyterian church the session is composed of «the It was given at Loy on Pastor and the elders" (Eel. Ency. ) the 15th of May 1751 and signed by the session clerk, "A Linn S. Ck. " By reference to the letter of Rev. H. B. Wilson given above, it will be remembered, he says that he resides on 'Loy Hill" and that the town is built on three In the townlands; the old part is in townland of Cookstown. center is the townland of Loy and on the south the townlands
of these letters

In another place he says the church, manse (Pastors home) and the schools are, enclosed in a large paling (picket fence), the whole block being in the center of the town." This would be on townlands of Loy, which then was where the session was held. The church is still located where it was in 175 1, upon the heights of Loy. The endorsement made on this letter by "John White, V. D. M." of ''Ballyclogg" on the same day, is explained, as that John White, the minister of the church, was present at the session and possibly being a new man gave the best adherence to the statements he could. WT e suppose Bally Clogg" was some neighboring place at which he had his home. I cannot find any such. town now existing. The abbreviations given after his name, V. D. M. indicate him to be a classical scholar. These mystic letters mean "Verbi Dei Minister" in Latin, and in English, "Minister of the word of God," or in short Minister" or "Pastor" the usual title of a Protestant divine. The second letter given above is signed by the two deacons or church waines" which is propably a colloquial spelling of waise" or wyse" or weise" by the Scotch pronounced waize" which might easily become corrupted into the spelling there given in the plural. The word means to guide, to turn by policy, to lead" and was used in old times for Deacons. The spelling might have been proper at that date.
of Gurtalowry.



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the brothers took their church letters before Elder Abbott Fleming, who was leaving their native land. decended from William says in the genealogical sketch which he made in 1888:





Thomas Fleming and
from Ireland dated



Mary brought


Cookstown May

a church I 15, 1751.

recollect seeing among my fathers (William 2d) papers he had in settling his grandfather's (William 1st) estate, a letter of recommendation which his grandfather, William Fleming,

brought stating he and his wife were not leaving that country for any crime committed, but to better their circumstances. I was but a lad at that time and did not understand it was a church letter, although it might have been one."
inclined to believe that all three brothers, with their relatives and friends as also the Nellie Rickets, mentioned in Lindsey's letter, came across the ocean at the same time in the summer of 1751. The only means of ocean travel at that period was by sailing

For reasons given above


which were also merchant vessels. The voyage we may be assured was likely to be very disagreeable. After landing at probably New York, they would look about for lands, unless this had been previously arranged by James Bigger or their brother Samuel in Hunterdon County, New This seems quite probable, as Jersey, where they both lived. very soon after we find them located on their own lands in Hunterdon County, where William remained his whole life and died and lies buried in the old churchyard at Bethlehem Presb} terian Church. The first authentic record I have of the residence of William at Bethlehem is the receipt which he gave to Thomas Fleming April 17, 1769, payment on "Mr.



April ye 17th 1767.

'Received of Thomas Fleming the sum of one pound five shillings and four pence, I say for Mr. Haner sallery being in full I say vullued by me. William Fleming."


a present

from Andrew Fleming."

This receipt, it will be noticed, is properly signed by him with his full name. The "sallery" referred to was for the Rev. John Hanna, who began his pastorate in the Bethlehem Presbyterian church in 1761, and remained there for forty


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years, until death ended the labors of the good old man; and he lies buried in the old churchyard there. When William first went to live in Bethlehem township the meeting house was a log cabin in the southwest corner of the

old churchyard, about which was the old cemetery enclosed A It stood on a low hill at a crossroad. with rail fences. few years after in 1760 the log cabin was abandoned for a new frame church built on the west, northerly side of and on This was the place in the old church lands and cemetery. which Rev. Hanna preached. It afterward became known as the "old frame" as a new church had been constructed in Alexandria township cut out of Bethlehem township (1765). I suppose the "new frame" to have been at Mount Pleasants They had the same pastor up to about about ten miles west. 50 years ago and Mount Pleasants was the local church of the later generation of Flemings, as William of Oxford Furance, grandson of William of Cookstown or Bethlehem,

united with

in 1824. William Fleming of Bethlehem, record I know, of his wife's name,

was married. The only is found in his will which

was probated in Hunterdon County, wherein her given name In I have not seen the record. is stated to be Eleanor. 187 1, Robins Fleming, son of Andrew Fleming of Readington, who is great grandson of William Fleming of Bethlehem, obtained from his Aunt Eleanor, sister of Andrew, hisjather, the name of her great grandmother, and Robins wrote this
with other genealogical memoranda in his diary of that year, and now has the same in his possession. This was a most fortunate forethought on his part, as it is perhaps the only record of that one name now existing and possibly of another equally interesting name which was that of Rebecca Paterson, sister to the once Governor of New Jersey, and wife of his great grandfather, Andrew Fleming. The name of William Fleming's wife as obtained from Aunt may all be grateful Eleanor, was Eleanor Rutledge.


Robins for saving to us this beautiful name; as the church records have been destroyed or were never made and old family letters and bibles lost or neglected, it is quite possible that the name of Eleanor Ru tledge mig ht have been lost The family does not seem to be mentioned in to us forever. any of the histories of Hunterdon, Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth or Ocean Counties in New Jersey, and from other explanations made hereafter, I believe that William Fleming and Ele anor Rutledge were married in Ulster Province,
to our cousin


The Fleming Family. fl&c^&i^^L^,


Ireland. She came of a rugged intelligent, patriotic, Protestant family in North Ireland and was probably aunt to the American statesmen and patriots/ John and Ed ward Rutledge, famed in the history of the American Revolution". Fotn were Gov ernors of S outhjCaxQliiia__a nd jurists. Both tore arms ^n the Revolution. Both were members of the Continental Congress and Conventions. Edward was a signer of the Declaratio n of Inde pendence and John was a maker of our

Constitu tion^ It was of John VRutledge* that Patrick Henry said he was, by far the greatest orator in the first Continental Congress," at Philadelphia. Their father was Dn/JoJmJ^uiledge^ who went to Charleston. South Carolina, f rom north of "Ireland about i 7?5. practiced medicine in Charleston, and married a lady of fortune, leaving her a widow with seven children at the age of seventy" (Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biograpjiy^J.


The fact that the Rutledges of Charleston came from the north— o f Irelan d whic h wa s the home of the Bethlehem Flemings, is very clear evidence that Eleanor Rutledge was a member of that family and proba bly a sister of Dr. John Rutledge who lande d at Charleston in 17^. It is quite clear that William and E leanor were married before coming to America They had

a sbnjAndrew,

whose youngest

child, Williaj



Oxford Fur-

nace) was born


31st, 176Q.

We "do


fhe birtn of Andrew. But as William of Bethlehem came to America in 1751, unless he married before he came to America and Andrew was born before that date, Andrew would have been only about 14 years of age when he married, which we do not think was probable. From this, and also the fact s of the absence of any account of the Rutledge family in Hunterdon County, we conclude that William Fleming and Eleanor Rutledge were married and also their son Andrew was born in North Ireland and all came to America together. It is possible also that other children were born to them before
sailing for their

new home.

Uncle Elder Abbott Fleming has

^-Andrew, my grandfather, died young, probably not forty years old" which may be true and he born in Ireland before He died 1785 from blood poisoning, and he might 1 75 1. have been born in 1740 and yet have been but 45 years of

In the papers of Elisha M. Fleming, there is an order for collection of the seat rent which applied to payment of salary of Rev. John Hanna in which William Fleming is charged


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with one pound five shillings four pence(#5.7o/^.)
as follows:


As you are appointed one of the collectors of the Rev. John Hanna's Sallery for the year 1771, these are therefore to request you to collect from the following persons the sums annexed to their names and be ready to render the same to me by the 20th of April next, John Anderson (Collector General.") March 29, 1771,



Adam Hone,
Joseph Stout in Company,



Thomas Lake in Company, Andrew Foster, Thomas Fleming in Company, William Fleming in Company,


1-5-4." [$5.70/^.]

Collector of Mr. Hanna Sallery laid on the seats in the Northeast quarter of the Presbyterian


To Mr. Thomas Fleming,

Meeting House, Bethlehem."

Doubtless William Fleming took part in all the activities He of life about him; worked early and late on his farm. was in the midst of the American Revolution, and doubtless added his share to aiding America, his adopted land against the government from whose distressing treatment of He was Ireland he had sailed away to better his condition. over fifty years of age at the beginning of the war and close to sixty at its close. His son /Andrew was a soldier in the war. New Jersey was crossed andrecrossed by the armies of friend
the war and suffered every sort of distress in burned buildings and ruined crops; and William must have had his share of these distressing incidents of war. He saw the country settle up and improve about him, and the westward march begun. The children born to-'AVilliam Fleming and his wife Eleanor, were, "Andrew, /^Martha and / Elearior. As this is their position in the will, we suppose The that- Andrew was the oldest and Eleanor the youngest. first bereavement in their family circle was the death of Andrew, their son, after the war was over, from blood poisonfoe,




was the





William Fleming's


was dated


Bethlehem town-

about 1740 to 1745. 4. Elder Abbott Fleming. was Andrew/Fleming. in County Tyrone." The Fleming Family. He was a youth in the country when it was very new. ship June 16. though we doubt not that his good mother Eleanor taught him as much as she could with the means at hand. and before schools came he had grown beyond them. In the summer of 1751 he sailed to America with his parents and Uncle Thomas Fleming and wife and Andrew Fleming and a party of relatives and friends. The granddaughters and grandsons named in the will were children of his son Andrew. Fleming and Eleanor Rutledge. Of his son Andrew we have will also The names as beneficiaries. says of his great grandparents: 'William Fleming and his wife lived in Bethlehem and died there. They were pioneers in West Jersey. ^i and proven Feb. His will names his wife ""Eleanor. more to say. His opportunity for schooling in those primitive days in Hunterdon County was very poor and we have no reason to suppose he received a very good education. As fully explained above he was born in Cookstown in the parish of Derryloran. or near neighbors to them. including my oldest sister Eleanor. Ulster Provof William The only son Ireland. Of William's daughter Martha we only know that Elder Abbott Fleming says she married a Crawford. grandsons William and Malcolm. Of William's daughter Eleanor. and there is little if anything known of its character. also of Bethlehem. where he lived most of his life and was buried there. and are buried in the old graveyard near Bethlehem church at what date I know not. 1792. but there are four generations of Flemings in a row. as a beneficiary. and the probate showing nothing to the contrary. 1795. . and granddaughters Martha and Rebecca. of Bethlehem. The school history of the time of his boyhood days is very meager. We farmer also. and daughters Martha and Eleanor. his wife. suppose he was a ince. with his parents. from which we suppose his death occurred in 1794. ANDREW FLEMING OF BETHLEHEM. she survived him and died after 1795. we only know that Elder Abbott Fleming says she married a McDaniel. New Jersey. He lived ever after in the township of Bethlehem in Hunterdon County.

Geo. there. He was married to Rebecca Paterson in America. was a sister of Governor William Paterson. howduring the war of the Revolution. on file in this office of Jersey military orginization in service It is proper to add. was an accomplished writer. Grandine. Thomas Lowry. "Record and Pension Office. whose home was not far distant. who after 51 years as minister of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church. after The Historian. The name Andrew Fleming. priceless now as history. has gone with those who made them. and Col. that the collection of Revolutionary war records in this office is far from complete. and we The Patersons suppose in Hunterdon County where he lived. who mariied Province. in town Bridgewater. came to America together from Ireland in 1747. They located in the same county with the Flemings. I found a list of elders and among them the following: "Andrew Fleming previous to 1783. Thomas Lowry who came with them as a lad of ten years became a large land holder about We have no doubt from the similar names. War Department. 1747. It contains with the year 1820. Rev. in the same section of Country in Somerset. and her brother Thomas Paterson who was the father of Governor William Paterson of New Jersey. severed his connection G. Stryker's "Official Register of Officers and men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War. the war department at Was hington. Wisconsin. says of its church records: Our session book commences records are defective. Ame A. The older one was lost. May 3.22 Family Genealogy. 1900. made on inquiry at the War Department at Washington. yet here we have a line to restore to us an inkling of the religious activities of our ancestor. last year. an adjoining County. Menasha. said of him: "He the war. Esther Fleming. religion. They were Presbyterians and probably also came from Ulster "Our The mother of Col. and that the absence therefrom any New . ever. Adjutant Gen. though search among family papers. J. Bancroft. On a blank page of one of our church books. came to America from Ireland September 3rd. has not been found on the rolls." and Snell's History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties in New Jersey. William S. Williamson. native homes and relationship. has failed to discover the The following reply was muster roll which bears his name. that Rebecca Paterson wife of Andrew. no list of baptism." So through all the long years of record. Washington." Andrew Fleming of Bethlehem was a soldier in the Revolution. daughter of Samuel of Flemington.

" Jonas went from home soon after this and does not know what became of the war relics. who was a son of Andrew Fleming. Thomas Fleming. He was son also of Malcolm. Jonas M. of Readington. New Jersey. of Bethlehem. That Andrew was 1901. Stryker's." Second. Captain Samuel Fleming. I know that two soldiers by the name of Cock are on the rolls. writes me that he had a recent conversation with the widow of Richard Fleming. and his name It is war and on the patriot side is certain.The Fleming Family. now deceased. The evidence which I give below establishes a prima facie case which is absolutely sufficient evidence to form a belief beyond a doubt. Jonas now resides near Bethlehem Church and is 54 years old. John Fleming. of Readington. Her husband was born in 1814. J. as Cook. who was 86 years old. that my father (David Fleming) said was his grandfather's (Andrew Fleming) that he fetched from the Revolutionary war and I saw an old man the other day and he said that my great grandfather was in the Revolutionary war. Ainsworth. was Jacob Cock. died 1886. who was youngest son of Malcolm Fleming. Malcolm died in 1846. In May 8. sword. John Fleming. private. First. Chief of Record and Pension Office. P. which had been preserved so long. Jeremiah Fleming. Richard Fleming told John "that she often heard her husband and Malcolm (son of Andrew of Bethlehem) speak of Malcolm's father being in the Revolution and that is all she knows about it. This Mrs. Fleming who now resides in New Jersey. etc. By authority of the Secretary of War. Fleming writes to John Fleming. Lawrence Fleming. "Official Register." In Adjt. first or surname. of Pattenburg. In 1901 John had an interview with Jonas when he repeated the story in the to him. private. and don't know of any record of Andrew. suggested as a possibility that the desired information may be obtained from the Adjutant General of the State of New Jersey. "whenlwas a boy (about i860) in my father's house was a flint lock musket. New Jersey. of any 33 name is by no means conclusive evidence that the person who bore the name did not serve in the Revolutionary army. who died in 1846. This Jonas M. It is possible that Andrew Fleming may have been carried on the roll under another. of Pattenburg. Gen. Captain Stephen Fleming." there is record of Lieutenant Jacob Fleming. is oldest son of David Fleming. .. bayonet and knapsack. One of those was named Jacob Cook in Stryker.

a promoter of good roads. Fort Lee. map and picture 521). (See 2 Bryant His. 1st. Pennington) say it was brought with a flint lock gun (which John had often shot when they were youths) by their father William. has in his possession one of the rudely engraved cow's horn powder horns of the Revolution. He served several terms in the provincial legislature. such as are frequently seen in the Museums in the East. well proportioned with very black ' . have a tradition that both the horn and gun were in some manner connected with Andrew in the Revolution. and captured In Nov. a signer of the Declaration of Independence was born in New Jersey in 1708. terms to expire Dec. 1776.34 Family Genealogy. John Hart was tall. when he returned to his farm and passed the rest of his life in agricultural pursuits. which was ten miles above New York on the Jersey side of the Hudson. they do not know how or when. Mercer County. His stock and farm where destroyed by the Hessians. which was meaning of 'Home Dec. S. and the horn has been in their family from their earliest recollection. On it is carved Fort Constitution. by the patriots. U. Warsen Fleming and John Fleming (of Revolution. schools and Such was the simplicity and purity of his law and order. Third. When the state was invaded by the British he was subjected to abuse by the red coats and tories. and the gun also They also until it was lost. Home. 1775. that he was known as Honest John Hart. There is a tradition repeated by John Fleming. I have seen this one." He served in the Continental Congress of 1774. his family forced to fly. 1777. in Hopewell township. built in spring of 1776. J. 1st. Most of the militia had enlisted. The battles of Trenton and Princeton compelled the British to evacuate in Dec. New Jersey when he moved therein 1836. He hid in the forest never sleeping twice in the same place and suffered privations and distress and the death of his wife. 18. 491. Robius Fleming and Elder Abbott Fleming to Robins Fleming. grandson of Andrew to near Bloomsburg. Warren Fleming of Titusville. New Jersey and lived there all his life a few miles south of Hunterdon Count}'' where Andrew Fleming of Bethlehem lived. some fretwork and these words: December i. Charles Snearles" and some other words which Fort Constitution was the name given at first to are illegible. 1776 by the English. and every effort made to capture the patriot. character. New Jersey.. 1776 and signed the immortal document. Fourth: John Hart." on the horn. that this horn was connected with their ancestor Andrew in the Both J.

Above Eleanor was born in 1771. big felt stock and a high hat. writes me that a cousin of his was informed by their aunt. William Fleming. with him in those troublous times of 1777. Next morning he discovered he had shot an animal. fired his musket in the direction of the noise. 35 He was affectionate and just. of the manner of his death as folAfter his return from the Revolutionary war he was lows: at Pattenburg." We may suppose that Andrew. me that while Andrew Fleming. wore home made buckle shoes. contains the date of his death as 'AndrewJQejnhig. was a fast friend of John Hart. his grandfather. Fifth: John Fleming. and had a dispute with a drunken tory over politics. Andrew's intimate association with John Hart was related to me by John Fleming of Pennington who had it from Andrew's daughter Eleanor. who at that period had He was an intimate friend and much a price set on his head. and the drunken man bit Andrew in the face. He died in Hopewell townin high esteem by his neighbors. John Fleming. which resulted in a quarrel. The died young. also a cousin of John's father. almost ten years before his father. writes me that. a sister of David Butler's father. woolen home knit socks. and held hair and blue eyes. Elder Abbott Fleming Fleming Genealogy": 'That his widow survived says in his . of Readington. October ioJ_r785. knee breeches. wife of David Butler. was a solUncle Abbott Fleming told dier in the Revolutionary war. tike his neighbors in those days. of Oxford Furnace. family bible of William and Elizabeth Fleming. Hunterdon County. He . to whom it was related by Becky Ann. reply." but the cause of his death is related in __ famTly tTadition. He rode horseback on a journey and sold his wheat at Trenton or New York. Andrew Fleming of Bethlehem though a much younger man." He died at Bethlehem and lies buried in the old churchyard at Bethlehem in the Fleming family lot. and aided Hart to fly for his life when the British overran West Jersey. was in the army there were noises heard along the line one night when He challenged. now Union township. according to the family bible of her son. ship in 1780 where they have erected a fine monument to him. of Readington. died November 2o^i&u. of Oxford Furnace. and not receiving any he was on guard. N. "there is a tradition that my great grandfather. His widow. Blood poisoning resulted and caused his death. Rebecca Paterson Fleming. a long tail cut-away coat. in Bethlehem township. Y.The Fleming Family. Andrew.

though this could best be settled by examination of the original record and is only useful as settling the question of residence of Andrew. Warren County. J. was born February n. Eleanor Fleming was married to David Butler. at that date. New Jersey. but after 1776 seems to have given it him (Andrew) over to the trustees. 1771." Fleeming. / * Rebecca and Sarah. 1773. /Meakim Fleming. By the same authority. »/Martha Fleming married a Robinson or Robeson. working on a farm at $10 per rr/onth for six months. Martha Fleming was born June n. baptised ^William Fleming was born May 31. Elder Abbott Fleming adds Margaret. in 1829. / * J . Williamson. which I recollect. John Hanna spells it he used the nick-name Meakim. between the days of It is probable that when the youngest was 1769 and 1776. who moved to Richmond.36 Family Genealogy. who was in Jacksonville.. born they were all baptised at once. John Hanna began to enter marriages and baptisms. which would indicate they had a long residence there. making seven children in all. </Margaret Fleming was married to George Cratchley. which we have reason to suppose was always in Bethlehem township. 17715. Cratchley. Rebecca Fleming never married. part of the letter of Rev. who resided in Mansfield. in Warren County. thirty-six years and one day. Y. and was buried in the Butler lot in the cemetery. New York. Eleanor (who married David Butler) in Mansfield township. died there at their home. To the names of the children of Andrew and Rebecca found in the church record. of Bethlehem We have another old book dating Presbyterian Church: from 1769. J Sarah Fleming married John Kitchen." The date of these baptisms we can only gather from the beginning and ending of the record book. G. Uncle Abbott says that Andrew's widow. being about eight Supposing she was about 22 years of age years of age. she would have been at her death 75 She died 52 years after her first child was years of age. 1826." and for Malcolm Rev. N. They had a son. ' Eleanor Fleming was born April 23. Rebecca. in which Rev. and was buried there in the Butler family plat. Among the baptisms I find the following record: Children born to Andrew and Rebecca Fleming. and that she died at her daughter's. 1769. David B. as their accounts fill the rest of the book. Seven children were born to them." when she was married. To quote another born.

As a school-boy in the patriotic days that tried men's souls" we suppose he was a boy of '76. we suppose.The Fleming Family. New Jersey. They did not live far from each other. William Fleming. a half mile west from Juteland. and Elder Abbott Fleming After his grandfather's death he probabl)'' remained says. William went to live with his grandfather. thirteen. He was only six years of age when the Declaration of Independence was made. Elizabeth Cook. He remained in charge. there in charge. She was about six months older and a young lady of fifteen when she first moved into the same township where William lived. but for the following eight years he must have had plenty of excitement. of Bethlehem. How or when he met the young lady. (now in town of Union. After his father's death. first and oldest son of Andrew and Rebecca Fleming. She lived at Cook's Cross Roads. ten and younger. like the rest of them. as his grandmother. while his brothers and sisters were respectively. in town of Bethlehem. near Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Hunterdon County. May 31. The 4th day of July was a real thing to him. New Jersey. as he was then an old man. 1769. which occurred between 1795 and 1798. They played soldier and watched eagerly for news and did what little they could to help the Continentals at the front. we suppose to take care of his farm affairs. They did not attend the same church at that time. His mother then had need of all their little aid. 37 WILLIAM FLEMING. William settled his estate. William Fleming. Jacob Cook. Eleanor. the date that William settled his grandfather's estate. born on a farm in Bethlehem township. They were married in the winter season on New Year's ' / . twelve. As a youth he was on his father's farm and attended school.) in which was located Bethlehem Church and same town in which William lived. She moved into that town with her father. When he died in about 1794. was. needed him more than ever. He bought a farm on a cross roads which afterwards took his name. She had no boys then alive and William was then twenty-five years of age. in 1784. He learned to read and write. I do not know the history of her trials with seven small children. as I am informed the record shows. but she seems to have managed in some way. OF OXFORD FURNACE. we suppose until her death. When his father died he was the oldest child and only fifteen years of age. as they all grew up and assumed their places in the world. who was of a family of Friends" we can not say.

In 1823 the session of Presbyterian Church at Hazen issued I . it would not be of meat as none of the mate Andrew. left home to work at his trade in New York State about the time the family moved and we suppose he remained to help them move.8 3 Family Genealogy. as he left meat. near Oxford Furnace. Jr." by "Abraham and Hannah Housel. then journeyed away I at once. says that he was born there November 25th. about five miles east of Mount Pleasants. about twenty miles north. 1798. (son of William. their son. they moved to a farm.. "when they all moved with the children 'The Barrens" an old woman standing at her gate as into they passed. have a letter written "to Mr. Elder 'Abbott Fleming." dated February 16. says he was born in Alexandria. their youngest son. George Fleming. 1813. Eve. December 30. This was an adjoining township to Oxford in Warren County. their son. informs me that ^Eleanor (William's daughter) said they lived near Oxford Furnace until they moved into 'The Barrens. son of William. as written in the history of Hunterdon County. which is undoubtedly an error. was not at home then. It is possible 'Jacob Cook Fleming. says he remembers that his father said that.) and his aunt Eleanor often mentioned that they went to Mansfield to church. of their residing at any other place after their marriage until they moved down into the "Chestnut Barrens. a son. says he remembers a great many years ago that his father The life of Andrew. John Fleming. who lives now at Readington. remarked there would be a famine. home when he was eleven years of age." by which he understood they moved down from the north. Margaret." near Pittstown. of Hopewell. when Aunt Eleanor replied. about three miles east of Belvidere. "his parents moved down into Chestnut Barrens. in Warren County. 1821. ing Hart. in township of Oxford. when they were both twenty-eight We suppose that very soon after their marriage years of age. of Pennington. William Fleming. says she does not believe that Andrew was born in Alexandria and John Fleming thinks he was born near Oxford Furnace. There is no record or tradition. and the same disMrs. said he was born near Oxford Furnace. says his father Andrew. There were five boys and two girls in the moving party. and related in this connection that. son of Andrew. one mile west of Oxford Furnace. His wife. Elizabeth Flemtance west of old Bethlehem Church." about twenty miles south in township Alexandria.

Warren Fleming. William Fleming and his wife were dismissed to church at Kingwood. at J. At 1823. J. I remember when we lived in Oxford. and three miles from railroad. of Belvidere. SHEDDAN. but found nothing of the record of our family. married and died there October the above it From . 1823. "i enclose letter by the pastor of Presbyterian Church. Esq. I remember when we were all at home with father and mother around an old fire place in a log house about one mile from Oxford Furnace. J. WARREN FLEMING. 1886. 1901. Hazen is the original Oxford Church and is about three miles west from Oxford Furnace. 1901. must be plain that all the children of William Fleming were born on a farm near Oxford Furnace. James had rheumatism. formerly Oxford. y Abbott Fleming writes to Elisha M. Warren Fleming. of Trenton. N.The Fleming Family. and three miles from Belvidere. "Hazen. William Fleming and wife a letter by which they were missed to Kingwood. father called them cousins. J. but was raised in Bethlehem. I was at Oxford Furnace in June. N. My grandfather Andrew never went away.. June 21. father of Judge Wm. Fleming. New Yours truly. B. Pastor First Presbyterian Church. they were older men. of the same year. in Hunterdon County. March 28. Titus ville. in Oxford township. Upon a careful search I find that May 13. in Hunterdon County. Signed. Thomas and James Fleming visited us. Your letter to Mr. on announcing the death of his brother*"Andrew: "I am now the last one left of a family of eight children. Miss Eleanor Fleming was admitted to the church. Hazen. Warren County. J. and October 24. as shown by correspondence: to 39 disthis Letter of J. These are the only places where the name Fleming is found and there is no evidence that any person by that name was ever elder in the church. Titusville. July ist. on land of Morris Robeson. W. a meeting of the session held some time between May 24. Robeson.. Pratt and myself both duly received. the grandfather of Secretary Robeson. C." The letter enclosed was: Jersey. Owing to a fire our records cannot be traced further than 1819.

He was at different times a member and elder and deacon in the Presbyterian Churches of Bethlehem." that his father was identified with local interests of the vicinity. which is a reason why he united with that church after moving into his new home. in Fleming plat. Andrew Fleming." It does not exist now. such cannot be traced out. Father knew each grave and always kept them in order while he lived." because of a tavern from which on a post swung a sign-board with a hickory tree painted on it. Hunt was at the 1824. It was up to the time of his death. Holloway W. wife . and twelve miles north of Flemington. though all of his sons had trades. So far as we know William was a farmer all his life. Rev. His son Andrew had ing. shows that William Flemand daughter Eleanor. though indifferently made up in early days." same time pastor of the Bethlehem Church. As early records of Alexandria town are imperfect. William's homestead was somewhat nearer to the Mount Pleasant Church. William's postoffice address in this Alexandria town was either the name of the town or Perry ville. but not a geographical name. and about one mile north of Juteland. Pastor. both churches at that early day having the same pastor. Some letters were sent to him in 1825 at "Bethlehem Township. It is about two and one-half miles northeast of the town line of Alexandria.4o 19. Hazen and Mount Pleasants. and was buried there in the old graveyard. This tavern was known far and wide in 1824 The Hickory. the regular post-office to which his mail was addressed. says in the account of himself in "Snell's History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties." At that time Perryville seems to have been in Bethlehem township. Perryville postoffice was probably about two to three miles northeast of the William Fleming homestead. as William Fleming's farm buildings were one mile south of The Hickory." The record of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church. united by certificate June 12. and not far north from Cook's Cross Roads. 'The Hickory" was three miles west of Juteland. and was thirty-three miles north of Trenton and about twelve miles east of the Delaware River. Since 1853 ** nas been in town of Union. 1785. Hunt. 'The Chestnut Barrens" was a local name for a section of Alexandria town. But we doubt not that he entered into the civic life about him. son of William. They lived near a corner locally known as The Hickory. the county seat of Hunterdon County. Family Genecdogy. but we don't know which of the graves are his." toward and on the Pittstown road.

New Jersey. Jacob C. 1 honest.. 1833. Father departed this life on Monday evening. N. One of their children. Dear Brother: I now embrace the present opportunity of informing you that I am in good health. Their teacher whoever he may have been was certainly a superior person. This letter is in possession of Clarissa Fleming (Grandine-Harvey) now living at Menasha. Fleming. 41 gone from home before he moved into The Barrens. but they all had a good education. 27. was a minister in Indiana for forty years. was a stone mason. Pultneyville Postoffice. in a bold. Abbott and Eleanor remained at home until the death of their father. daughter of J. It is written on a double sheet of white foolscap paper. C. Elizabeth Fleming Hart says Aunt Elan (Eleanor) told her that all the children were baptised at Bethlehem Church. Elder Abbott. A beautiful letter announcing his death was written by Andrew at his father's home a few days after his death. ing. and was buried on Wednesday the is t- Mother . Thomas was a wagon-maker or wheelwright and Tylee a blacksmith. Wis. /Joanna was a milliner and followed her trade at Frenchtown soon after they established the home in the "Barrens. Mrs. could read and write. though after going west Abbott began work at building souls." ^William Fleming.The Fleming Family. 28. and so was Elder ' Abbott. was folded and sealed with red sealing wax. when and where it was possible to educate this strong family ofboys and girls we cannot say. hoping these few lines may find you and yours enjoying the same blessing. Jan. and their composition was more than ordinary. William died suddenly of pleurisy in the winter of 1833. although she is better than she has been for a few days past. the 21st. Jr. ^Eleanor was a dressmaker but remained at home. good handwriting with black ink. ' Postmarked from: « Perryville." The deep. vigorous. Postage marked on it is 18 Y\ cents (one and half shillings). unwell at present. Their letters are beautifully written and bear a dignified tone and are charming reading even in this day. Wayne County. New York. and had no envelope. >) Hunterdon County. no postage It is addressed on the outside to. 'Mr. religious character of this family appears in their children and seems to have followed their offspring all their lives and to have been transmitted to their grandchildren." Jacob CookFleming left immediately for New York State. 18^. into New York. (1902). How. Flemstamp. J. He was a Within a few years Thomas and Tylee followed blacksmith. Jan.

Blain and Dr. that when you die with Christ appear. but not in time for the funeral. when Dr. and did not return until Wednesday evening.42 23rd." He was buried in the family plat in the old Over his grave was walled cemetery at Bethlehem church. It is my will that my just debts and funeral charge be paid. So he lay until Monday night. I left which time I was at the white house seventeen miles from home. night of the 14th with something like pleurisy. Second. He was not considered dangerous until Saturday. 1833. My So weeping friends remember me. both real and personal. aged 63 years. now write you a copy of father's will. being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and for following: First. and did not hear of father's death until Wednesday about 1 o'clock. I remain your affectionate brother. Halcomb both met. Halcomb was called upon to visit mother. children dear. Elizabeth Fleming all the residue of my estate. at ANDREW FLEMING. On Sunday Dr. erected a white marble monument on which is inscribed: "in memory of William Fleming who departed this January 21. Family Genealogy. the 23rd. but could afford him no relief. when Grandmother he left the world without a struggle or groan. live to And my God. and he then said that he could do nothing for him. a copy. and was buried on the 23rd He was taken sick on Monday (1833X home on Monday morning. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife. The William's death occurred at the homestead near Hickory. as enclosed Fleming of the township of Alexandria in the County of Hunterdon and State of New Jersey." is You may a will of which the following in above letter of Andrew Fleming: left < (-1 He I. Cook also died on the 21st. life. I I will wish you to show this letter to Thomas and Tylee. 7 months and 21 days. I then left my wagon and horse and got a conveyance home as soon as possible. the 14th' for New York. during her life and in case the rent or income of the William land after payment of my debts is insufficient for support of .

When a very old woman about five years before her death she went to live with her daughter 'Joanna. moved into a rented After her three sons were house near 'the Hickory tavern". and resided at Washington. Her husband William is said not to have been so tall.^Andrew. Mount PleasSociety ant and Bethlehem. And I do hereby consitute and appoint my sons. where she lived for nine years.The Fleming Family. Abbott. or the survivor of them. ^Haney. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 30th day of May. and a of her bible. to use. after wife. Signed. his good wife was and under the care of the family doctor. and the support of my wife. and my will is. and Elizabeth with her children. the whole of my estate that then remains be disposed of in the best executors or the survivors of them. such division is made. as soon as may be. then their children to take the share or portion of their mother or father equally among them. though born and raised in the She was tall. bearing issue. and a big woman." popularly called Quakers. her grandson to read his letters out She was a constant reader of the bible. the farm and stock and equipment was disposed of. Going one day into the yard after . executors of this my testament and last will. twelve miles northeast of Bloomsbury. 43 my order and hereby authorize and empower my executors hereafter named. member of the Presbyterian Church at Hazen. as myself might do while living. and dispose of my property. Annie Bodine. near Bloomsburg in the northern part of AlexanWhile here dria township. and also to make deed or deeds of any or all my lands. 'William and her niece. where he carried on business of tailoring. she taught John Fleming. WILLIAM FLEMING. in the best manner possible for the payment of my debts. in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two. who was married to Jacob J. married she went to live with her son'^William on a farm at Swineburg. in Warren County. slender of Friends." sick At her husband's death. sell. I my wife's decease. and the manner by my money arising therefrom divided equally among all my children share and And in case any of my children die before share alike. Andrew Fleming and William Fleming. both real and personal. but Andrew's letter says she Soon after her huswas much better by the following week. band's death.

The labors of this mortal life End in a large reward. She died October the 4th. Their present with the Lord. and all other things about in proportion. It is postmarked Sommerville. Our aged and long infirm mother has also departed this life. Jacob Cook Fleming. She was never able to walk after the accident. Erected over her grave there is a white marble tombstone with this inscription: "in memory of Elizabeth. oats 30. fell and broke her hip. very little selling at present. came duly to hand. butastimeis ever on the wing.44 Family Genealogy. No. They were well when he last wrote. 727- . Our crop of have had a very fine growing season. consort of William Fleming. )." The above verse is one of Watt's Hymns. for at such an hour as we think not the king of terrors may appear and summon us away. Andrew her son. Your letter of the 1st inst. Stock of all kinds grain and hay was good. at the ripe old age of eighty-one and was buried in the old walled cemetery at Bethlehem Church. who died October 4. she either stumbled over a root or lost her balance while reaching into the tree. (J. aged between five and six months. We buried her on the 7th at Bethlehem. at Haney's. Dear Brother and Friends. October 2 2d.. it becomes us all to be in readiness. "Branchburgh. W." *"Far from this world of toil and strife. Fruit is scarce. I remain your affectionate brother. J. We FLEMING. buckwheat 45. beside the grave of our father. 1849. F. 1849. N. A. upon her death. corn 56 cents. The rest of our friends and acquaintances are well so faras I know. N. we lost our youngest daughter on the 26th of August last. peaches. a town in Somerset County. J. She died there at the home of her daughter Joanna Haney. We can sympathize with you on the death of your son. 1849. but it is plenty and feeders have laid in a full supply and there is Wheat is worth 9. William Fleming was well two weeks ago when I saw them (probably at their mother's funeral). wrote the following letter to his brother. aged 81 years and 26 days. is rather higher than usual at this season of the year. We have had no letter from Abbott since spring.

1836. at Raritan. leather cover and brown with age and handling. /Jacob Cook was born January 31. his wife. 'William Fleming and Elizabeth Cook were married Dec- ember 30th. and was when I saw it in 1900. 1807. three inches thick. 1828. 1798. and when she died at Jacob Haney's. N. born October 23rd. 1769. MARRIAGES. at 78 North Henry Street. 181 1. New York. ^ Joanna Fleming and Jacob Theanley Haney were married August 1st. 1837. 45 William and Elizabeth Fleming's family bible was printed in Philadelphia in 1806. Tylee Fleming and Samantha Pratt were married March 1/ 15th. was the property of William Fleming and then of Grandmother Elizabeth Cook. 1838. April 23rd. 18 18. 1828. 1804. Mrs. Annor Bodine was born August 9th. /Thomas Fleming was born Marchi9. / William Fleming and Charity Hagaman were married February 18th. (Fleming). •/John Portz and Elizabeth Haney were married January BIRTHS. Our children born as follows. (She died of apoplexy November 16.The Fleming Family. /Jacob Cook Fleming and Lucinda Baird were married September 8th. It was ten inches by eight inches. 1802. 1832. "'Elizabeth Cook was born September 9th. Brooklyn. \i Andrew Fleming./ Decem- ber 9th. ^ William Fleming was born May 31st. (Was a cousin . Elizabeth Portz. it was left in that family. 1805. Lawshe were married 8. . daughter of Joanna. /Joanna Fleming was born September 8th. 1/ Abbott Fleming and Margaret Semple were married Margaret May 6th. 1768. 1809. ^Eleanor Fleming. /William Fleming was born June 14th. 1902. on June 19. J. 1900. ^Andrew Fleming and December 8. 1834 (changed to 1832). in possession of her grandchild. 1813. ) I made the following copy. 1800. /Thomas Fleming and Clarissa Baird were married . March 23rd. » Abbott Fleming was born November 25th. from the bible. J Tylee Fleming. 1854.

Jacob Cook.) came into possession of the bag. Joanna and brought up by Grandmother Elizabeth and is now married. 1849 (wife to William. and the family were scattered. Indiana). the equivalent of one and half shilling or Each letter from 37/^ cents of money at present value. 1833 (wife to Jacob Cook. William Fleming. 5 months and 12 days (at Raritan. aged 92 years. 1835. N. >/jacob Haney. 1785 (of Bethlehem). Joanna Haney. January 21st. Many of those obtained by mother Elizabeth Cook Fleming were retained by her in a cotton bag. He was named for his . J). 1833 (of Oxford Furnace. N. 1898. written between the brothers and sisters and to their mother and father have been preserved. The second N. 1821 (wife to Andrew of Bethlehem). October 1/ n/ 19th. was left with her family until the death of both Joanna and her husband.46 of u v Family Genealogy. thirty-three in number. at his father's farm. one mile west of Oxford Furnace. Warren County. Vickery of Trenton. when Margaret Haney (now Mrs. 1802. v Elizabeth Fleming. January 3rd. October 4. child of William and Elizabeth Fleming. About forty of these old letters. Februar}' 29. New Jersey.) •^Joanna Fleming. 1828 (had no children. 1806 (of Cook Cross Roads. of Oxford Furnace.) Elizabeth Haney was born November 2nd. begin 182 1 and end 1833. which on her death in 1849 at tne home of her daughter. though postage was eighteen and three quarter cents. The postmen mostly journeyed on horseback. which had been carelessly tossed about until I secured it in 1900 for use in this record. J. was born on the 31st of Januar}'. J).) "'Joanna Cook. Februarys. N. 1880 (at Raritan. J. PULTNEYVILLE. in Township Oxford. January 21st. and are mostly written by Jacob Cook Fleming from his new home in New York State.) Rebecca Fleming. November 20." After the children commenced to look out for themselves they often wrote home.) /Tylee Fleming. September 7. John Portz (husband) August 18th.) DEATHS. ^ Andrew Fleming. These letters. Y. 1839 (of Lima. JACOB COOK FLEMING. 182 1 to 1830 was worth something in postage and no doubt was looked for with great eagerness.

The Fleming Family. William Fleming. and took a lively affairs. 47 maternal grandfather. near the Hickory Tavern and Perryville Postoffice. which would be by April. Of his boyhood life we only know that he worked on the farm. But over the route he took. On June 24. His composition was excellent. He could read and write very well indeed. was capable of enduring any amount of hard labor. had an honorable He trade of blacksmith and a strong. They at least moved on to their new place early enough in the spring to put in their crop. With his limited opportunity for education. 1824. and intelligent interest in national He was own kept his always well informed on accounts by an intelligible single entry method. they would have to cut away the bushes and grub out stumps during the winter. This was at their new home in The Barrens. which were written carefully and covered all the essential matters of interest to the recipients. had a good education. 1824. He and As a young man sports among neighborhood young people extended to evening sleigh ride parties and spellHis parents with the whole family moved ing schools. If after they had gathered the crops off their old farm. and made his way along bridle paths leading along the Lehigh river through the Blue Ridge mountains. He wrote splendid letters. he must have made the most of his studies because after he was a young man grown he had no opportunity for study. the capital . through the present coal fields (there were then no stage routes). Jacob Cook. Pa. Now we would suppose they moved away in the summer of 1823. at least that was the session meeting which granted letters to William Fleming and wife and Eleanor. He crossed the Delaware river at Eaton. 1823. robust constitution. He was always a great reader of books and newspapers. to near the Susquehanna river and then along that river to Owego. south from Oxford Furnace into Alexandria township about fifteen or twenty miles. attended the school of the neighborhood and played the sports of winter and summer the same as other boys. into New York He was then twentyState. his local civic all subjects. one years of age. Fleming went away from home in July. where he always lived afterwards. Of this journey we only know an inkling here and there in correspondence. The correspondence which follows shows that Jacob 1824. the new one was to be ploughed up. his wife and daughter Eleanor were united by certificate with Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church.. between May 24th and October 24. we hear he went on foot.

I arrived at Joseph Shroap's (Geneva) on Tuesday. (Addressed) to William Fleming and Elizabeth Fleming. 9. work is not plenty. Williamson. "November third letter. from eight to eleven dollars a month. who came with us within twelve miles of Geneva (Ontarto County.000) on Friday morning. To Mr. T No (southern part New York. leaving out some parts now and then. Enoch Comdate. If Benjamin Rittenhouse moves let me know where he is. Y. no postmark. Population 1890. 30 miles west of Binghamton. directly south of Williamson. Wayne County. for I have had different offers. sister of Elizabeth Cook Fleming his mother]. Feb. N. and will be as good next summer. Sister and Brothers: I am at work at the smithing business." 16.000) where I put up with him a day and a half. 50 miles east of Rochester. New Postmarked Jersey. York. [Joseph P. Dear Father and Mother. both in the shop and out. I was seven 1824) having good luck through my journey. My companion. N." ington left me at Owego — SECOND LETTER. Pittsford. It is not because there is no work. and a half da3 s on the road. "by the hand of John Maxwell. Hunterdon County. the 12 (July 12. Fleming. which I think better than five and a half ($5. Alexandria Township.48 of Family Genealogy. Shroap married Anna.. Perryville Postoffice. FIRST LETTER. New . Wages last summer. Y. Y. I have engaged a half month with Joseph Shroap. Dear father and mother: I am in good health. 1824. (1824) [First part lost). which we will read together. where I am now. (Signed) Jacob C. Of the events of this journey we only have the letters preserved in his mother Elizabeth's old letter bag. I was offered ten dollars a month on a farm. that I am not engaged. Direct your letters to South Williamson postoffice. Tiogo County in southern part of New York State near Binghamton. no address given. 28. N. we fell in with a young man who was very good company. on Owego Creek. capital Tioga County. a branch of Susquehanna river. intending to return to New Brunswick (New Jersey). Thomas Fleming.50) in New Jersey. population 1890 17. at $8 a month. but on Tuesday before. daughter of Hanna and Abraham Housel.

As I was looking for Leonards I passed Abraham Housels [Hannah Housel's." . 4th. intending to go to Henry Leonards but he had moved four miles away. I was at Andrew Fleming's [lived at Barrington. Shroap. last part of November. on Crooked Lake. 14th. brother of Jacob Cook Fleming's father]." FOURTH LETTER. 'Williamson. who was son of Andrew one of the four brothers who came from Cookstown] the forepart : . Y. a post township of Yates County. and expect to stay until 1st of March next year. where began the last of Cook. I have given up looking for any of you to come into this country. which gave me the first account of J. 9 miles N. Tompkins County. It is said they want six miles square. unless he sells out. I stopped at the door and asked for Leonards. and bought lands. will and wife last Monday. but I expect to return back there. Sr. 1825. W. Hay is worth $10 to #12. Then I was at Joseph Shroap's. but I passed on without making myself known. I was at Benjamin Rittenhouses the middle of February [Jacksonville. I went down the east side of Cayuga Lake. [This letter continues to his father] Respected Father: I received your letter Jan. of November last. May 15th. Mary Flemin g. from here (Pittsford) and returned again 1st of January. When I left Rittenhouse. Honored Father and Mother: I am now working in a shop in Pultneyville on shore of Lake Ontario for Thomas February. I saw Joseph Pen(1825). They like the country better than in "The Barrens" and I think you all could do better here. A number of Quaker families with plenty of money have come into this township this spring.The Fleming Family. Remember my love to Grandmother I Thatcher. 54 miles southeast of Rochester. N. 40 'There was talk last fall of shortage in fodder but there will be enough. (1825) dated Oct. population 1890 was 1900. I then stayed that night about one mile from John Smokes. since I saw them in As I wrote before I had been working some distance July. The canal is a great help to this country.. of Ithaca.. Abraham's wife looked at me very sharp. wife of Benjamin Rittenhouse was a daughter of Malcolm Fleming. Postofnce Pen Yan. N. in Ulyssus township. sister to Jacob C's mother] place. This Andrew Fleming was son of Thomas. Y. on west side Cayuga Lake..

Shroap's six weeks ago. ''Pittsford. that . I was at Joseph P. New York). but he has rented his shop and quit smithing. September 10. Honored Friend and of Pittsford. (Geneva). as some of them expected to come out this winter. another disappointment as I expected to stay with Thatcher I left a year. board.50 Family Genealogy. I was requested to state what clothes to bring. etc. January 6. Wayne County. board." (Mendon is a post village and township of Monroe Co. I am getting $20 per I have written ten per month in cash. ''Pittsford. 1825. letters to Benjamin Rittenhouse but have no reply [he did not give his address]. I Honored Father and Mother and Relatives: Last season agreed to work in harvest for one of our farmers and con- cluded to cradle. FIFTH LETTER. Peaches have been sold at $1. But after one month here I expect to go to work for Cole again for $20 a month. Relatives: Thatcher has Our work is enThatcher & Cole at the smithing business. "Honored Father and Mother: had July 31 was written by Thomas and Andrew (brothers to him).. I am now mowing for William Claisdel in this township of Mendon and he wants me to stay with him. though before harvest began. Where Cole lives is in township of and Village washing.00 per bushel in town of Williamson. etc. SIXTH LETTER. 1826. twelve miles southeast of Rochester. This has been a very hot summer.. and was then acquainted with him. Addressed at "Mendon. and next day went to work for Russell Cole eighteen miles from Pultneyville (at Pittsford) where I was before. building here." am working in village moved here and I am working for I SEVENTH LETTER. of Pittsford in County of Monroe (10 miles south of Roches- The letter I ter). for him at $16 per month. Crops are poor. and six new ones to build as soon as it can be done. 1826. There is a great deal of boat tirely boat irons and spikes. Fruit not plenty. washing. They have twenty-seven to repair against the canal [Erie Canal] opens in the spring. I heard so much bragging by two men who were to cradle with me. . him on the 7th of September. October 23. and worked until a few days ago. I have met with Clothes are the same price here as there.

but your business [mil: : . I am "I have given up coming to see you this season. Pratt. but EIGHTH LETTER. Penn Yan (Capital of Yates County. Y. dated the 13th. Richmond. much boasting and now I thought I could cut as much grain I harvested eighteen days and cradled as either of them. The man said we cut more grain for him in same time than I he ever had cut before or ever expects to have cut again. 1828. He offered to bet eight dollars that I that was Thatcher. N. I have seen most all the old If I don't find work to suit me I shall go to neighbors here. and in the fall of 1827 he returned home to visit his parents in New Jersey. think of going a boating for a few weeks. in which you wrote as if you You can have part of wished to come into this country. Cratchley's [Geo. Y. I expected to see you before brother [written to Andrew] going into business for myself. I shall be back there soon. most of the time. 1826) to Mr. daughter of Andrew.) and then shall Send your letters to Pittsford as see Andrew Fleming again. Then I have thought of going out to Richmond (Ontario County. worked for the same man again this season and have the I don't expect to stay promise of the highest wages again. I almost gave up the notion. near "The Hickory Tavern. I came here night before last (September 20.) and see the old neighbors and the country. Pittsford. could take up more grain in a day than any man in three townships. I here long as boat work will soon be over for this fall. Cratchley married Margaret. The next day I told them I had heard takers up gave out. September 22." The Fleming Family. but found only one who could cut as much grain in a day as I could. I received a letter from you Beloved Sister [to Joanna] July 24th. that house you talked of in ten months. May 13. but now I think I can't. I 51 did not. and with a dozen different men. his father's sister]. He also offered to bet $50 that he and I could cut and take up more than any ten men in that township. 1826. There were three Before night two of the of us cradling and five takers up. N." In summer of 1827 he journeyed to Michigan with Mr. Thomas is here at work. ''Honored Friends and Relatives: I have left Pittsford." NINTH LETTER. Beloved still at work at Pittsford.

adjoining the township of Pittsford in same county of On 6th of October we moved to Pultneyville where Monroe. until eleven and twelve o'clock. Shroap and Anna.. several nights past. Honored Father and Mother. one I know nothing about. I have the money in this country forbids me hiring more. which are better than four weeks ago. me when we moved and then returned to Pittsford. Remember my love to Grandmother Cook. as we are so far To I remain. Joanna and Andrew Fleming. into the house with us and work for me. 3rd." r 2 Family Genealogy. 1828 I entered could not write before. May . 1829 he writes his father: been driven with work so did not feel like writing I have work enough now for four hands. Remember my love to Grandplace to send your letters. liner] is TENTH LETTER." Again on December "After a long delay. worked. apart. of township of Victor. and my candle is very short. / Think it mill be inconvenient for ?ne to invite you to my wedding or ask your consent. after a hard day's work and I long evening of writing." From "I have Pultneyville on even on The hard times and character of I have but one with me. Sunday. November 9. have neglected to write as my work was hurrying me. when I was shut up tn a dark room for several I have been at work again for three weeks. 1828. finish. more than that the people It is now ten o'clock are very proud and fond of fashion. though I days. and am obliged to turn off some of the work. your affectionate brother and friend. Brothers and Sisters: I am in good health excepting my eyes." In a letter dated Pultneyville. 1831 he writes his brother William: I now at a late hour at night. I think after I finish a job of vessel ironing I shall then be able to do the This job will take me two weeks to rest of the work alone. Remember me to Grandmother Cook. Thomas Fleming came with I am now working for myself. October 19. mother Cook. soon as his fall work I am now settled so that you will have a regular is done. There was a shop started last fall but broke down after a great deal of boasting and the man moved away. "Pultneyville. into matrimony with Miss Zucindamaird. commence a few lines to you. William Bibby and Andrew Pop were Joseph Shroap will move here here to see us on the nth. Jeseph P. On September 7th. 1833 he writes to his 3rd.

having been bombarded It was at the period he took up his during the war of 181 2. He resided in this same house until after the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth. After he moved into this house his daughter Elizabeth Fleming was born there September 22.Ihe Fleming Family. This house was occupied by From Jacob and his family about 1829. quaint old town. When Thomas his brother had a wagon shop there. is the oldest house in Pultneyville. except for a short time when he moved his shop to Sodus. Sr. He put tires on wagons. lively village. and now it is but a pretty little hamlet with very little business and has begun to be enjoyed by Rochester It is a quiet. with handsome. with considerable boating. making the shoes and nails. It is removed from its former location and has not been used for many years. The railroad is three miles away and no shipping is done there now. the Russell Cole house. The house he lived in was one said to have been erected by Russell Cole in 1809. In those days the village blacksmith made nearly everything. ville it was an old established village. But in later years its business and prosperity deserted it. and kept all the iron works . Publius V. but I can tell you better another time. whose son. brother Andrew: I 53 suppose you would like to know about my mill business. All their children except Joanna were born in Pultneyville and in the same house. neatly painted old houses. residence. having been occupied before them by Nicholas Lawson. He made link chains. He went to Sodus about 1836 and remained only a short time. September 2o< 1850. Joanna was born while they lived in Sodus." This was written after the death of his father of which he had received news early in the year. a very promising. He was an absolute necessity. Jacob Cook Fleming always had a shop and followed At the time he took up his residence in Pultneysmithing. shaded country streets and pretty. Lawson. was born there in 1828. built in 1809. 1830. possibly not more than two years. whose history will be given in its proper place in the Peper family. pitch forks. Jacob did the ironing. the above correspondence he seems to have remained in Pultneyville after he established his shop there. and now standing. It was probaably abandoned for the present Fleming house in Pultneyville about 1855. people for a summer home. Sodus is ten miles east from Pultneyville and on Lake Ontario. shod horses.

after reading. For he owes not any man. or often wore a black kerchief twice around his neck. stackedon a nail in his shop and when the nail was full he laid them away. his eyes gray." Lucinda wore the same clothes as other people of the period. For every day use he often wore a gingham tie.54 in Family Genealogy. He was I suppose Jackson was one of the a strong Jackson Democrat. His brow is wet with honest sweat He earns whate'er he can. Lawson. a wide bonnet and very wide dresses. long trousers. He wore boots. first Presidents for whom he voted. also wore a high hat. While he worked very hard he could not get much wealth as nearly all his work was traded out to the farmers for provisions and meats. She wife. His face is like the tan. Publius V. he papers for the public news. We almost think Longfellow had him in mind when he wrote: < i Under a spreading chestnut tree The village smithy stands. His vest was long and buttoned up to the collar. And looks the whole world in the face. He had piles of them. repair. a swallow tail coat. wore a white shirt which had a turn over collar made on it. His shop being a handy place to gather news gave him all local information and for many years he read the Wayne County Sentinel" and other These papers. has in his possession a large box of these old papers saved all his life by Jacob Cook Fleming. He did not smoke but did drink tea and coffee. with long tail and narrow at the waist. His hair is crisp and black and long. not coming together at the fiont. but shaved his face once a week.. He wore a beard under his chin. His clothes were black or brown. on Sunday morning. He was muscular man. In personal appearance his hair was black. powerful. His grandson. He stood six feet four inches tall. his head large and he was an immense. His . a man of very decided opinions and had careful and complete information on all local and public questions. And the muscles of his brawny arms Are strong as iron bands. and bought scrap iron for most of his work. Jr. with which he wore an immense stock. With large and sinewy hands. The smith a mighty man is he.

The only fire in the house was in the The bread and other things were baked spacious fireplace. often done in a kettle sitting in the coals in the fireplace or the coals heaped over the top of the kettle on the cover. which was two story. a society with no meeting house in the village. pushed against the fire. Stoves had not come into use a half a century back. and a big yule log. 55 was smaller than her husband and not nearly so tall. once a week in the great brick oven erected beside and as A hot fire was made within the oven. was a well in the wood shed with a windlass. with a good curb around it. and a minister of this denomination only visited the village a His wife Lucinda was a Methodist. then the food They also baked biscuit placed within the heated oven. The cooking was done in a great fireplace built in the end of the kitchen. which sect was regularly represented by a minister and the only She attended that church very regularchurch in the village. few times each season. It reads as follow: "Lucinda Fleming. with Salmon Creek crossing the back In the old Cole house first owned. and cards to prepare the wool for weaving. baptised November 4th.The Fleming Family. and smaller amounts of cooking in a tin oven on legs. They were both on the Salmon Creek. Turkey and roast meats were cooked by hanging on the crane or hook and basted from a pan held to catch the dripping. There were andirons to put long sticks of wood on. Jacob Cook Fleming was a falling into the well. The fireplace was made of stone and brick with big flat stones for the hearth. and the spacious old colonial fireplace would take in cordwood length. by After which the thread was made by herself and children. i860". part of the fireplace. Jacob Cook Fleming owned his own house. The home which he later owned so many years on the Jersey street. which runs through the village. there corner of the lot. and old 'oaken bucket". They had the first iron stove about 1845. was two story and basement. and all the children attended the Methodist Church and Sunday School. which was raked out and the oven cleaned. the thread was ready it was sent to some weaver in the . The record of the church ' show that she became a member in i860. and the bread. Lucinda had her spinning wheel. and his own shop. as was the custom those days. ly every Sunday. to keep people from In religion. biscuit or pies were frequently Beans and other cooking was turned about to bake even. Universalist. Kettles were hung on cranes which swung over the fire.

This lodge was organized at Pultneyville several years prior to 1812 and the rooms were rifled in that war by the British sailors. The village Jacob was not incorporated. L. In this into cloth. the cloth obtained for their dresses. W.. that our worthy Brother Jacob C. 5851. of Williamson. Andrew Cornwall. Wis. part of the uniform which he wore. Secretary. but was a portion of the town of Williamson. company of town he was a member and elected captain and was known as Captain Jacob Cook Fleming. it who wove manner was most of Cook Fleming held few civic offices. No. Henry Ward In the militia Jr.56 village Family Genealogy. He was frequently a member of the school committee. has in her possession in Menasha. I do hereby order an election to be held to fill the office of Lieutenant and Ensign in the 242 Regiment and 24th Brigade and 22d Division of the militia of this State which has become vacant by the removal of the late incomants. 159 of Free and Accepted Masons and in good and regular standing. 185 1. seal of this JOHN (Seal) P. He was for many years a brother in the Masonic Lodge of Freemasons which formerly held its sessions in Pultneyville and later in Williamson. In 185 1 he had of Pultneyville the following certificate: "Pultneyville. May 15th. certify This may Given under a resolution and sealed with the lodge this 15th day of May.. BENNETT. his daughter. who had plenty to occupy his time. State of Orders: New York Regimental Pursuant to the 10th Chap. Fleming is a member of Pultneyville. and the author has in his possession the following * interesting documents: Capt. S. M. Jacob C. Clarissa Harvey. I. Stephen Vaughn. in said (square). so there were not many local offices for one to hold. Fleming. A. W. The time and place of holding said election will without delay be appointed by Captain Jacob Cook Fleming who will cause the proper notice for the same to be duly . of part first of the Revised Statute of this State. D.

Abijah White. Jr. Colonel and commanding officer of the 2/^26.The Fleming Family. JOHN COTTREL." Here follow names of one hundred and one privates. William Niles. Endorsed: Captain Jacob C. drill was one of the events of the village green. visited his people in New Once when he returned. and kept up a correspondence with all his old He kept acquaintances and his cousins and other relatives. and subsequently when making his journeys back to his eastern home from He Indiana. He Captain Fleming was an interesting correspondent. Fleming. His brothers often visited him. he brought his daughter Jersey. Corporels Lyman A.] September 4th. Wis. Fleming. C. Lieutenant Remneton Hingent. this 23rd day of May. Martomen Nelson. since called to her. 1840. Abbott Fleming came there on his way out west on his wedding trip. Clappel." Once when he came to Pultneyville in this man- . Roll in possession of P. "Roll of the Company of Infantry in 242d Regiment. Fifer John Peer. corrected [Williamson. 57 served on members of the company under your command." Copy of the Roster of Company under Captain Fleming. and brothers and sisters and children regularly. ington.. N. The author has some of these memoranda of addresses. of Readhis sister Eleanor had sent to her. Cottrel. Drummers Vernum Lewis. Dated at Williamson.Isral Springer. and all the people turned out to see them. Lewis French. memoranda of dates of writing and of letters received. Regiment. prairie traveled in a canvas covered wagon. Benjamin Gille. 24th Brigade and 2 2d division of the Military of the State of New York under command of Captain J. Y. Fleming. Ensign Barnebas B. 1840. says Jacob visited New Jersey the last time in 1849. Pultneyville. Miss Clarissa Fleming remembers seeThe ing them. he usually called on his brother Jacob. J. Captain Jacob C. schooner. William Hogland. Sargents Allen D. Elizabeth a white dress. at intervals. V. Menasha. This company often drilled and marched on the public streets at Pultneyville. And will preside at said election. John Lewis. which some of his sisters had sent At another time he brought her a gold ring which John Fleming. Lawson. Reeves. wrote to his parents. Jacob Cook Fleming. Addams. Military. Wayne County.

birth February 27. their old home. died May 2. DeKruyfts and many of their relations and descendants. Jacob's brother Thomas followed him into New York in 1829. birth January 31. crushing his limbs. settled in Lawsons. William Fleming. 1802. Pepers. healthy vigorous man. Died May 2. which adjoins the ancient orchard of Deacon Abram Peper. rest the Flemings. reads as follows. when the rope gave way. Handsome trees and flowers decorate and shade this beautiful resting place. of It is on of the family as made a card in a glass covered at Pultneyville. 2 months and 2 days. His toes caught beneath the rollers. New up by Jacob Cook frame in posession York. 1873. The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep. He was buried in the beautiful cemetery. . Jacob's little son. the graves. a Sodus. about the center of Lake View cemetery. 1874.58 Family Genealogy. Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap. Tylee came out about the same time. on the bank of Lake Ontario. Fleming. allowing it to roll back. and perhaps never had a doctor call on him. bearing this inscription cut into marble: v^Jacob C. New York. In this quiet. birth October 2. Beneath these rugged elms. is very old. and remained. and ran and hid himself. His grave is marked by a white marble stone in the family plat." This beautiful cemetery. -Jacob Cook Fleming. was frightened at Elder Abbott and his big wagon. He with met his death by a frightful accident. 1832. 1863. possibly established a century ago. from the shock of which he died." The genealogy Fleming. that yew tree's shade. Lucinda Baird. having his wagon shop in several places. Jacob Fleming was a strong. and tasteful rich monuments mark . Elizabeth Fleming. knew little of sickness. aged 72 years. green country cemetery. and finally married in Pultneyville. 1809. 1830. following his trade of blacksmith in several towns about the section of the country where Jacob lived. Died October 23. in Pultneyville Village. Each in his narrow cell forever laid. having married a sister to Jacob's wife. Joanna Fleming. He was assisting in the moving of a building which was on rollers. on the pleasant restful shores of Ontario.. birth September 22. and finally ner. John Wesley. going up a slight incline.

both natives of Scotland. J. Menasha. by O. Trowbridge. This house was used for more than a generation and was maintained by disposing of the pews on subscription. Potter. Her parents were Doctor'Southwood and Anna -'Wyman. Grandine. birth March 13. . birth February 5. September 8. Married September 26. N. 1852. J. J. for in 1833 there was a record of a parsonage being purchased. February 19. 1837. Joanna Fleming. since remodeled and raised. T. The church she followed all her life was the Methodist. in township Victor. and witnesses to baptism J. his wife. married to Lucinda 'Baird. Pultneyville. /John Wesley Fleming. we suppose. Wis.The Fleming Family. Y. birth April 13. The same building. Lawson. New York. Class Leader. 1839. (born May 5. by the Union Church society which was independent of general church government. Mr. (the church record says May 5) 1809. baptised November 4. 59 Died April the back of the card is written "Jacob Cook Fleming. Yours truly. while her parents resided on She was the third child of Olive Southwood (proa farm." Methodist Episcopal Church of Pultneyville apparently had a nominal existence prior to 1830. and was born Scotland. who was a sister. was known as Gates Public Hall. i860. in New York State. Dear Sir: The following is all I can find on the records: Clarissa Fleming received November 3rd. in Monroe County. Lucinda Fleming. V. 1900. The first First <r The . P. He was born in She was the oldest child of seven. Clara A. E. 19. to D. but which contributed the use of the church to any Christian denomination. by probation by D. 1834. Edwards. Lucinda Baird. But she never made use of the second name. was born February 27. and that her whole name was Lucinda Manville Baird. Grandine. EDWARDS." no year given. says that Lucinda also had a middle-name. nounced Southard) Baird and IsaaciBaird. It is known that an edifice was erected in 1825. H. 1850. 1809) officiating minister Wm. that her grandmother. Teetor reports. < J. Potter and Mary Powers. Pastor M. Church. 'Clarisy Fleming. The following letter of the present pastor shows her union with the church: <<i On Rev. 1849.

It was called Gates Hall from a Mrs. and was fatally injured by the accidental fall of a piece of timber. A white marble monument marks his grave on which is inscribed: "John Wesley. on October 2nd. Crammer in 1851-1852. aged 81 years. aged 10 years. on the 19th of April. where is erected to her memory a handsome white marble monument on which is cut this inscription: Lucinda. Grandmother Fleming and all her children went to this church. and enjoyed all the sports of youth. John'/Wesley Fleming was the youngest. She lived sixteen years after the death of her husband and died at 81 years of age. as now called. in the present Fleming house on Jersey street in Pultneyville. made the most of her opportunities and was always pleasant and jovial and enjoyed a joke and a hearty laugh. He was born in 1839. The old Gates Hall handsomely remodeled and painted white still stands among the tall maple trees in the village. 1850). black hair and blue eyes. Before her death she suffered with a painful sore on her face below the right eye. 1849. 1890. H. about five feet. Palister lives now. shop on Jersey street. he died soon after. where Mr. when it was in Gates Hall. Its people were little r ! . opposite Gates Hall. pretty J When Thomas Fleming was building his wagon boy. 9 months and 4 days. in the Lake View cemetery." Of the five children of Jacob Cook Fleming and Lucinda Baird Fleming. son of Jacob Cook Fleming and Lucinda Baird Fleming. little John Wesle} was one day playing about the new work. manly man. 1 month and 7 days. Grandmother Lucinda Fleming was a fair sized woman. was Rev. She was industrious and saving. eight inches tall. He attended the village school. He was a tall. his wife.60 settled pastor Family Genealogy. son of (Jfrw^) Cook and Lucinda Fleming. She was buried beside her husband and little child John Wesley. In my Father's house are many mansions.000 to its building. He was a bright. He became a promising student and a great reader. 1832. The location of the village was on the shore of the lake. December 1st." William Fleming. E. Gates who gave $1. was born in Pultneyville in the house on Jersey street. wife of Jacob Cook Fleming. Died December 1st. for he married mother and father on September 20. died April 19. 1849." (He was there prior to this. He lies buried with his father and mother in Lake View cemetery. 1890.

September 26. in the Methodist church at Pultneyville. The Grandines were a New Jersey family who resided . —but if tranquilly. ships like lilies lie Where Many and And I still fair. has his Captain's license by the Government in officials. She takes delight in raising chickens and has several cats to which she has given names. was born In Pultneyville. N. She received a common school education in company with her brothers and sisters in the school opposite the Gates Hall. ^Clarissa Fleming. day was I gaze far over the quiet sea. Y. She still resides in the Fleming home in pultneyville. 1852. Joanna 'Fleming. She was married to Daniel Throckmorton Grandine of Williamson township." Allen. For vain and empty it long has been. One fatal a great storm never heard of afterward. I see not mine. One ship he commanded was the Emblem" of 167 tons burden. She enjoys the newspapers. when she was eighteen years of age. 1863. She enjoyed the sports of the girls of the period and attended school in the village schoolhouse opposite the Gates Hall. fourth child of Jacob Cook Fleming and Lucinda Baird Fleming was born in Sodus during the interval of the residence of her parents there. soon became proficient and rapidly advanced to the different commands until he was made Captain of the ship.. April 13. on the a sailor in the profession lakes. where she spends much time in reading. ' on the lake and down in Lake Ontario This was on October 23rd. 61 largely engaged in boating. sit on the rough shores rocky slope. I do not know the name of the others. He sailed the lakes for a number of years. third child of Jacob Cook Fleming and Lucinda Fleming. She always lived at home with her parents and was the constant companion of her widowed mother until her death. Y.The Fleming Family. many of its inhabitants become Early training led young William into the life of sailors. Joanna. 1834. And watch to see my ship comes in. with a patience that is not hope. in the house on Jersey street. Rosy with sunset like mellow wine. It went ship all was with on board. N. He now given his living in Pultneyville. Wayne County. his sister.

N... livednear there. aged 89 years. Grandine. William Grandine. married Ame Lewis. died November. May. daughter of Job and Francis Throckmorton. with whom she has always lived. Monmouth County. enlisted in the Illth Infantry Co. They had ten children. For a number of years she has taught school of the The genealogy n . 1845 an<^ County Coroner in 185 1-4. N.. August. above. her daughter. N. Jr. N. born 1695. Monmouth County." Clarissa. Married nth March 1. 6th June. 1813. married Sarah Throckmorton. Daniel Grandineof Freehold. for a time. married Anne Lewis. born Shrewsbury. N. 1858. August 4th. son (2).. Pultneyville. She came to Menasha with her mother. Daniel Grandine was born in Freehold. 4. Monmouth and Hunterdon Counties. Their son Daniel Grandine is No. His cousin. 1723. 1 72 1.62 in Family Genealogy. Daniel T. 1862 in the Civil War.7. one of whom was (5) Daniel Throckmorton Grandine. then removed to Andersonville and died there June 28th. had born two children and twins. who married Clarissa Fleming our "Aunt Clara. Wayne County. Wayne County. 3. Wis. Va. Davenport Phelps. and Mary Grandine. J. and her daughter Ame lives with her. William died at Pultneyville. Grandine was a farmer in Williamson. Grandine. His~laTh^r~caTneTo TTaniePf. N. had four sons and three daughters. Y. was once a publisher of the Wayne Sentinel and during that time published the "Boo k of Mormo ni!!_for the Smiths who claimed to have found the tablets. born Freehold. 1790. 1793. their son.. born Freehold 2.. and many of them are buried in Bethlehem Church old walled cemetery where they have handsome monuments. his wife Ame Lewis Grandine died. was born in Pultneyville. Feb. 7th of May. W Grandine family is as follows: 1.. J. was supervisor of Williamson. daughter of Joseph and Rhoda Rev. aged 62. 21. /'Daniel T. Monday 4.. married in 1740. August 20. Y. 181 2 in Williamson. J. Monmouth County. 1787. N.. November 15. four boys. Daniel Grandine. 1864 of starvation and exposure" (Military History of Wayne Connty). bornin Freehold. Sr. 1739. 1764. had six girls. now resides at Menasha. May 1751. married on March 8. born in Howelton. 1853. Ame Alide Grandine. died October 26. November 1st. Y. He was taken prisoner and kept at Lynchburg. J. 3 months. 17th 4. N. J. 1 783. Egbert S. Grandine. D. near the Flemings.

born ine. Marinette County. granting Clarissa Harvey a pension of $12 a month for life. Wis. They lived on a farm in town Woodville. 1892. They were married in Harrison town. with her two children. and finally at Menasha. passed a special law. In February 20. Calumet County. Harvey died 1889.The Fleming Family. 1883. : In 1890 The Congress of United States at Washington. then in Green Bay. Januar}^ 14. 1896. He came to Menasha with his mother. Grandine and Ame A.. December 21. December 21. four inches tall. sne married to Henry Harvey. Wis. W. same place January 5. Lawson. Calumet County. December 19. and at another time he had an interest in one in Woodville. from 1885 until they moved to He was engaged in makCrandon. youngest child of Clarissa Grandine and Daniel T. Wis. . daughter of Jacob Cook Fleming and Lucinda Baird Fleming his wife will be found with that of her husband Publius V. Wis. Joseph D. train mail service and had a farm in Calumet County. His wife. The life of Elizabeth.. In 1899 ing butter. Eleanor Hannah GrandRachel Grandine. Crandine. They resided on a farm in Sherwood. Elizabeth Longworth was born in Marinette. Wis. born Woodville. a very large Their children are: He is man and stands six feet. He has always been a strong republican and taken an active interest in local affairs. Calumet County. i860. Calumet County. Sr. After the Civil War. He was in U. in town Woodville. where Mr. Calumet County. Lester David Grandine born December 25. S. 63 now in ward or Joseph D. ing Grandine moved to Menasha. Calumet County. W. Clarissa Flemabout 1869. i860. Wis. There were no children by this union. 1890. Taylor County. he also had a creamery at Hilbert. Grandine. Grandine. a veteran of the Civil War. Y. in 1002.. President. Wis. born Harrison. born same place March 2. Clara Elizabeth Grandine.. operating a dairy and stock farm. was born in Pultneyville. November 14. N. 1886.. . Wis. Wis. 1882. signed by Grover Cleveland. Daniel Throckmorton Grandine. Wayne County. in the different graded schools in Menasha and is charge of the Kindergarten department in the Third Island school. 1877.

1797. born July 6. 1898. He received a common school several years after his death. 181 6. She was born April 3.) Richard. born February 11. (died June 22. born May 14. The Malcolm Fleming family bible records as follows: 1775. Rebecca. At eighteen years of age. 1797. 1847. either His postoffice was near the old home or perhaps in it. that she obtained in youth a fair education. Their child- "Malcolm Fleming. She 1847. 1850. 1775. 1828. probably in the old school house at Bethlehem Church.) Aramina. was born April 3. she was united in marriage to I Mary Fleming: know from . her letters in my possession. 1819. ren: Andrew. and in township of Bethlehem until Union was cut out of it in 1853.) ) 64 Family Genealogy. on the authority of Bethlehem church records. three or four miles west of Bethlehem Church.) Eleanor. was born February nth. farmhouse of his parents in town of Bethlehem. 1886. 1847. He did not live far schools. New Jersey. 1801. (Married Fitzharris. Sarah Rounsaval. born February 15. . Married Sarah Rounsaval September 29. born July 15. born May 21. 1808. They are buried at at 72 years of age. 1819. died January 5. 18 10. 1780 and died March 18th. always Pattenburg. 1808. perhaps not more than three miles In September 29. (died September 22..) Freegif t R. (died March 17. son of Andrew and Rebecca Paterson Fleming of Bethlehem. Malcolm Fleming. David B. 1709. Malcolm. Sarah. where he was baptised He was born we suppose at the and also his family bible. 1780. 1821. he was married to north of him. Mount Pleasants. the same year 1847. died March 31. born May 23. and he lived there all his life. born June 12. now in town of Union. Hunterdon County. at 67 years of age. Hunterdon County. died March 18. 1814.1 803 (died at 89 years of age. born March 23. 1805.) William. (Married Brink Harford. died August 21. . MALCOLM FLEMING OF PATTENBURG. from his brother William. education with his brothers and sisters in the neighborhood He was a farmer all his life. born August 10. born August 12. born December 27. Mary. died May 27. 181 2. have 2 children. (died October 14. 1892. on January 15th. 1887. He died May 27th.

Tompkins County. and he built in 1690 the first paper mill in America. He gets $1. although we have nothing but a little home and Benjamin works He gets as much work as he can do. township of Ulysses. who was a descendant of David Rittenhouse. in 1644. April 8th. and died in Philadelphia. at the south end of Cayuga Lake. Holland. mathematican and astronomer. but expect that we shall like these parts of the soon. J. Pa. that in genius he must be first because he is self taught. With his sons and daughters he came to Germantown. This is the record in the family bible of Malcolm Fleming.) The Fleming Family. Holland in 1687-8.. About 1824. His life is very entertaining and interesting. The following joint letter < was written from there August 14.. the astronomer.00 per day for harvest. He established the first part of Mason and Dixon line. Holland. friends and relatives: country much better than I did there. 65 Benjamin Rittenhouse. New York. His ancestors had been paper makers in Arnheim. N. to Tompkins County. Biog. made clocks and astronomical implements. Pa. Pa. Rittenhouse second to no astronomer living. Freegift Fleming I want to know how all .. three years old. We have not got our house done. was born in Roxborough. N. his grandson. and Sarah. Their postofnce address was Jacksonville. In another part of this history it will be noticed that Eleanor a daughter of William Fleming. Rittenhouse. David Rittenhouse. William. They took with them their two little children. 1732 and died in Philadelphia. from Amsterdam." in Hunterdon County. born in Broich. Benjamin and Mary Rittenhouse moved from their farm home in the "Barrens. in 1708. I want to see you all but cannot go out there yet. out by days work. Thomas Jefferson said of him: "we suppose Mr. 75 cents for mowing and 50 cents for other work." (Appleton's Cyclopedia of Am. one year old. June 26th. our old neighbors are coming on and who you have for Preachers this year. married Newton B. 1826: I still <! Dear Father and mother. 1796. on a farm. and that Cora Fleming married a Rittenhouse. the Mennonite preacher. Jr. How is Abram Housel and where does he live? How is father [William] Rittenhonse and why don't he send us any letter. The author understands that Benjamin Rittenhouse was a descendant of William Rittenhouse. the celebrated inventor. Y.

I think father [Malcolm] might come apples are plenty. Benjamin wrote the following ter from Jacksonville. 1827. Uncle James Rittenhouse went away from here about a week ago. To Father Rittenhouse and family. some sheep and hogs and a little grain in the ground. Signed. Benjamin and Mary Rittenhouse. He then talked of going to Geneva and staying there until the boats started for New York and go along with them. he had about $60 in money and says he has $100 coming. which is the reason we have not sent any to him. but remember affectionate children until death. let- the 21st April. On "Dear Friends: You wanted to know where Amos was. N. and see us. but there are none here. So no more. I want to know where you direct your letters for Jacob Fleming. To Mecham and Sarah Fleming. suits me. March 1829. He said he had a good deal of trouble on the road as the water was high. Benjamin Rittenhouse. Margaret. be noticed that the use of the nickname Mecham was common in the family and it still remains among those who knew him. in religion this winter.: 66 talks of Family Genealogy. I have been out looking for land. I expect to buy in the fall. We have not heard from him since he left our house about the time Father Fleming (Malcolm) was here. He was sick two or three days since he has been here. Signed. and a yoke of cattle. Y. my lot paid for and a deed for it. coming out there next fall with Isaac Rounsaval and if he does I wish you would send me some dried cherries as There are no peaches this year. )f . and found some about twenty-five miles from here. wife of Andrew Fleming of ReadIt will ington calls him Mecham" to this day. five hogs. We have one cow. I have two cows. We still live on our lot" and Mary his wife writes in the same letter: "There is a meeting house built about half a mile from here and they have had considerable of a revival 30th. for the letters that were received from him did not tell where to direct our letters. ten sheep." Benjamin writes from Jacksonville.

He died 1870. 183 1. 1825 in Tompkins County. All married except 1878. son of Freegift Fleming. Fleming. James born March 21st. he married Harriet Beardsley.. sandra Congdon. David. Pa. Y. June 8. born October 7. living. N. at about 80 His wife Mary Rittenhouse died seven years years of age. Mary. my wife's brother. N. 1826. (3) Silas J. Mary Rittenhouse. They had six children. There were born to them nine children as follows: fi) William A. Y. the 22nd of June. married 7. Edson born 1886. born Dec. Fleming. March 19. 1830. He died in Tompkins County. Have had seven children. i860 to her cousin William L. live near us on a place I sold him three or four years ago. Y.. born December 10. was born March 6. 10. J. 1869.. February Rosetta. Amasa... July 6. Pa. Y. The latter died at six years old. 1887 at the age of 86 years. Town Newfield. N. one Iowa. and one in Pennsylvania. Our youngest daughter lives with us. had six children. May 3. . married February 24. 1866. Bradford County. Malcolm F. Had two children. "Do you know of Wm. letter. two in this state. (5). Tompkins County. N. and died July 6. the following letter: Trumbull's Corners. born Sept.. April 14. 1848 and had six children. (6). who Six Charles.. married Cas(7). Levi.. David was a Methodist preacher. May 12. 1864. We Ours is at the head of this sent your address to Freegift.. N. I believe his address One of Freegift's boys is Leroy Pit. 1834. 1844. to Jacob Cook Fleming at Pultneyville. (2) Sarah born September 1st.. 67 In 1872 they both wrote from Trumbull's Corners. 10 days. Edson.The Fleming Family. died October 2. 1836. 1872. N. He lives in Bradford County. They have four children. later. 1823 in Hunterdon County. and died September 23. 22. They married our granddaughter. 1880. 1830. George Holly. died October (4) Elizabeth. 182 1 in Hunterdon County. I know but little about Freegift's folks. Mary E. born September 18. Rebecca born (8). 5. 1827. N. 1842.. born September 1st. daughter of George Holly and Elizabeth Rittenhouse. married Mary Jane Drake. Our boys are all married and got families and scattered. 1847. died April 10. wasborn August 1. 186 1. William born 1879. Signed. the only one living. 1850. Benjamin Rittenhouse died April 27. Benjamin Rittenhouse. J. Y. 1872.

that he had been boating. Pa. and have been 700 miles on water. name was Matilda Mary Mix. June 9. have no children. 181 1. of Pattenburg. Fleming was married on the nth of January. He is going boating soon as the canal is open. This place is a post village and township of about 1. In 1826 he was at his sister's at Jacksonville.68 Family Genealogy. in writing home March 30. died June 16. Ulysses in Tompkins County.. Y. that "he had gone to Ithaca to see his girl. His son. as stated by his sister. married 1848. Y.. 1827. her husband. third son of Malcolm Fleming and Sarah Rounsaval. 1836. Andrew Fleming. also at the same place. his wife. 1897. He has hired out for six months for $60. and writes his cousin. born November 21. His wife's 1829. N. Amos Freegift R. There were born to them eleven children as follows: at Jacksonville.. Freegift R. J. Her parents were from Vermont where she was born on December 13." He went by the nic-name of "Dickie. lives at Windfall.000 is shiretown of the County. After they married he purchased a farm at Le Roy Pit in Bradford County. 1897. J. T. His wife survived him five years and died October 9. N. went to the common schools and obtained an education and remained in that section until of age. and was eighteen years of age when married and Freegift Richard Fleming." He writes his father: I want to see the children. ' ' (1). 1892 at Le Roy." by which we suppose Mr. Shoemaker. resided in same township. was born August 12. unmarried. Mary Rittenhouse." This was April 21. November born September n. N. 26." At this time he had a horse at home named 'Tilly" and sends word to feed her well. Y. line. 1838. . David B. Towanda. Y. Mix. not "December". (9). house He often visited his sister Mary Ritten- N. He resided there with his parents. 1829. his sister. After this he was employed on farms and at boating on the Hudson river and Erie Canal. Fleming. M. Fleming owns and lives on the farm owned by Freegift where he lived and died October 8. N. population 80. says: "Freegift was married last December to Matilda Mix. of Freegift.500 population in northeast part of Pennsylvania. Freegift's father-in-law lives near here. and worked in that neighborhood on farms. tell them they must be good children. Asenath Ann. 1829. her father. says in her letter home. was twenty-six. 1803 in the western part of township of Bethlehem in Hunterdon County. Pa. near N." His sister Sarah.

Spinal trouble. George Crofutt. Bradford County. All of Freegift R. Mary E. 1838. 26. merchant. Asa L. Cogansparger. and ten of his son Freegift are living in 1902. Invalid in bed over (11). the descendants of Freegift R. Philander Foster. William L.. and some descendants of Mary Rittenhouse.. near Grover. Reside. 1863. i860. and wife? Alden and wife. wife to James maker. There were also present fifteen grandchildren. Roby. April 19. 2. (4). Mores. born October 19. born October 15. wife to O. 1831. son. married Melissa (8). Francis and wife. Wm. David B. held a reunion at the residence of Jared Ellis. Lives with Charlotte... William Mores was killed and Philander Foster died in Civil War.. Julia D. 1863. who lives with Charlotte. Charlotte. born March 13. William L. 7. Pa..2 he Fleming Family. and sixteen great-grandchildren. married William (6). Mix was married to Malachi Treat Shoe- He is in 1902. married March (3). 40 years. 1865. Charlotte and husband. who is dead. sons-in-law. George Crofutt.. 1849. fall of 1876. There were present at the reunion eight of the ten children. born April 21. Henrietta. and husband. Mary and husband. David B.. 1836. 1852. Mores. Pa. 82 years of age. 69 Joseph Malcolm. 1848. Fleming's children except Joseph M. (5). 1847.. making 57 in all. daughter of Freegift R. Francis E. 1859.. Rebecca M. Philander Foster. (2). 1844. and Asa L. Grover. Pa. born December 19. live in Bradford County. Pa. Joseph. Fleming and Matilda M. Ten of these children are living (1902) in Bradford County. Alden M. born July 3. Asenath Ann Fleming. Kate. July 1855. Nov. married Mary (10). . 10. Dec. married Mary E. Their children: 1. Joseph Malcolm is dead. 185 1. S. born March 5. Feb. Pa. married Susan Hen(7). 24. December 17. born March 6. 1842. married (9). William. Alden and Frank were in the civil war. September 10. 1833. In October 18 1902. born April 19. died 1890. 1852. Fleming. 2. They live at Windfall. Holly (his cousin). as also were William May. born October 31. Corby. All of Malcolm's children are dead. October 5. married Joanna Fenton. 1840. Julia Delphins. married William May..

1884 at home of his Their children: daughter. born April 17. 5. J. in town Lisle. 3.. New York State. N. Lydia H.. Anna. was born (c) 1903 to Wallace Japhet. Thurston at her home in Upper Lisle. September 8. Mary Jane in Centre Lisle. aged six and eight years. 1876 at Centre Lisle. Broom County. James B. and was married to Julia Searls at Bainbridge. Y. Was born and died near Centre Lisle. married February Frederick. Pa. N. These are Charles. 1858. Y. J. Broom County. Malcolm Underwood. August 24. 6. Y. married Polly Allen. August 3. 1873. Y. 1843. Broom County. mar4. N. (d) Homer. 1829. Y. 5. N. 7. I have some letters written by her in April. is married December 5. Hafton. post marked Jacksonville. who was born May 16. Chenango County. born one child. N.. wife to J. When a young lady she followed her sister. all in Bradford County. merchant of Bainbridge. Broom County. town of Lisle. Y. Lalor. Y. Sarah Fleming. 1892.. (b) January 11. They have Nellie May. N. 1894.. salesman. at Centre Lisle. into New York State.. lives at home. his present address. He was a Williams in Bainbridge. and died November 25. born April 6. Jones. N. 187 1 in Centre Lisle. N. Their only son. Y. Lives . merchant. now of Centre Lisle. N. Y. daughter of Pattenburg. 1869. Amasa. Sarah Fleming was married to David Underwood.7o Family Genealogy.. Their children: (a) Delia Rene Underwood. 1805 in Green. He was born September 8.. N. March 23. Cecil. 1827. 1808 of and died March 17th.. farmer. Y. N.. Underwood. Y. Y. Broom County. Y. Y. Y. Rathbun. 1833 in Cadwell (1) Settlement. He died at Whitney's Point. September 2. They have two boys ried to A. N. Broom in Barker. Malcolm and Sarah Fleming.. N. the same address as her sister Mary. N. N. Abigail. farmer. Y. N.. died at four (2) and a half years of age. born January 23. Broom (3) County. N. Mary Rittenhouse. Y. N. 1867. N. Richard G. Frank H. was born in Cadwell settlement. Underwood County. He . occupation a farmer. N. December 5. Chenango County. in Thompkins County. and married 1897. Y. we suppose near Ithaca. born a farmer in Upper Lisle. who was born July 15. New York. at Lisle. M. merchant. They were married in Binghamton. merchant. Y. 1900. Helen May Williams. 1882 at Centre Lisle. 1825 in town Barker. was born there on February 15.

and died 20. He was youngest son of Malcolm and Sarah Fleming. J. but moved child of Richard Fleming. . David (4) ried. 1886. N. was born July 15. Fannie Louise. June unmar1850. son. (b) Arthur Garfield and (c) Mary Leoto who is now eighteen years old. B. Babcock. children: David. Had no children. 18 14. 1876 at Centre Lisle. Circle and had one child. Y. Elizabeth and Godfrey. Malcolm and Sarah Fleming of Pattenburg. . married July 5. a son of her husband. Had four children: One was Carrie. and is eighty-six years of age.. Y. cooke. He was married. now dead. resides at home. at ji (e) Maude Amy. Scarborough and had three children: (a) Edna married Mr.. N. who married is dead. 12. who was a soldier in the Rebellion. died April 2. Had three child5. Mary Pettinger. eighth away. John. 1900. David B. was born town Lisle. and died October 14. 18 16 and died SeptemShe was married to Jonas Girard. in Centre Lisle. born February N. David . William. 3. Y. N. Thomas. N. He is a carpenter. Broom County. at seventy-nine years of age. died in Hanticooke.. Hanger. His first wife. He was born in Harperfield Corner. and by this union there were seven children. and their home is Centre Lisle. Y. Sarah married Henry sister's She Hanger. (nick name Minor). Y. ninth child of Malcolm and Sarah Fleming. Chenango Co.The Fleming Family. N. Y. (5) 1892. N. Mary Jane Underwood. He died a few days ago. 1886. Ohio. N. (f) Sarah. born August 20. Arramina ren: 1. Twenty years ago he lived near Readington.. New York. Y. Y. Delaware County. 1847. Alexander was a school teacher and married. N.. Herbert was born and died in Hanti(g) home. . N. 1853 in 1875 to Joseph W. Underwood who died in at forty-two.. Their only child. His widow is now living with Her one of her daughters. born in McDonough. born in Centre Lisle. Broom County. N. died January 21. Y. N. January 7. 1898. 182 1. near Pattenburg. November ber 22. was born August 10. and lived at West Liberty. resides at home. 2. March 10. was born May 23. Y. Y. Mary was a second wife to Adam Hanger and had one who died a few years ago. Margaret. Adam Fleming. at Motts Corners. 1837.

. who resides near Bethlehem church in town Union. (e) Lena B. 4. (g) Valera. (f) Mary E. Theodore. He was born March 15. 1823. honest woolen cloth to clothe the generations of a century past or even a half a century ago. ELEANOR FLEMING. a more skillful person who kept her handloom against the kitchen wall and there wove the web and woof into heavy. she had a trade which was that of "weaver". David B. Has nine children: (a) Emma E. Jacob P. Carrie. oldest child of William Fleming and Elizabeth (Cook) Flemingof Oxford Furnace. In May 13. warm.. By this second . (c) Daniel L. 2. John. Warren County. N. and when the thread was ready it was sent to the "weaver". Mildred is dead. little known now except as a curiosity. who mention her with the greatest love and respect. and was well educated for the countryside. Delia. " marriage were eight children: 10. (b) Anna J. (h) Lucy. 1848. 17. William. was born at her father's farmhouse near Oxford Furnace.. and washed on their backs in the creek. Bessie. N. In those days before the power loom* and great cloth mills were developed. 16. but then a part of the industry of every household. Kate. 3. Armi M. (d) Frederick L. Hunterdon Sarah E. Eleanor Fleming. she united with the Presbyterian Church at Hazen. 6. 1800. As she grew to womanhood she developed a specially lovable. every community had its "weaver" to make the cloth for the clothing of the neighborhood. 23rd March.. west of the village of Oxford Furnace. It was the day of the hand card and spinning wheel. Rebecca. 5.. George W. David F... Jonas Malcolm Fleming..72 1864. 12. at Patterson. 13. She attended school in the neighborhood with her brothers and sisters where she learned to read and write. . Violet.. Mary E.. kind and endearing disposition and was always a great favorite with her brothers and sisters. J. 15. Emma. 8. Like all of her brothers and sisters. could write nice letters and her hand writing was legible well formed and pretty. 14. and after being clipped it was carded and spun in the warm kitchen by the glow of the logs in the great fireplace. His second wife is still living County. Fleming married second in 1864.. Family Genealogy. J. 2. 7. 11. The wool was grown on the backs of the hillside sheep. 9. Hunterdon County. Children: 1.

1845. her parents. Holloway W." Her living. death her old love for Bethlehem church was too strong. When she thought she might die she asked them But just before her to bury her by the side of her husband." stone stands beside those of William and Elizabeth Fleming. She lived a separate life for many years. Hunt. We do not know just how long but Ijohn Fleming thinks until 185 1. Fleming. Pottersville is in Bedminister township. above her grave. 1878. when she married a widower. Cousin Jane Fleming. which request was respected. about eight miles south of the family home in the "Barrens". Y. died May 5. The . Somerset County. No children were born of this union. of Readington. Parish Psalmody 1844 has Aunt Ellen's" hymn book Phil". aged All is well. by letter. pastor. and about twenty miles north-east of Bethlehem churchyard. by name of Samuel Mitchell. June 12. Margaret took care of her in her last sickness. May 5. There are two unmarked graves on the south side and two on the other side of these stones. she joined the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church. Joseph Shroap is at foot of the Fleming plat on the east side. Here in the same year. life is who character. 73 In 1824 she moved with her parents into the Barrens" of Alexandria township in Hunterdon County. there is a white marble stone In memory of Eleanor in which is cut this inscription. N. J. unselfish and religious When she died she was at the home of Marga- Vickery (daughter Joanna Haney) at Potterville in Somerset County. I mo. 12 days. N. In a letter to Abbott Fleming. and her last request was to be buried there. they engaged in their separate industries. in which is written "Eleanor Fleming book." 78 years. announceing her death at their home. where with her sister Joanna. ret dearly remembered in the affection of those knew her. The grave and headstone of Mrs. She followed her trade of weaving and July 1827 and in 1829 we have letters addressed to her at Frenchtown on the Delaware river." In the old walled cemetery at Bethlehem Church in the Fleming plat.. Joseph Vickey says: "She had no disease. a few miles from their home. but died of old age. for her noble. widow of Samual Mitchell.The Fleming Family. who had a farm in Warren County. who was a milliner.

of that period as well as hunting and fishing. 1827-and Jan. dated April 1. and next morning I came to Saturday morning. N. and then returned to Pittsford." He writes his father from Pittsford. Warren County. THOMAS FLEMING OF SODUS. 19. He attended district school and learned to read and write and the common branches. It rained all day. I began work at the low rate of $12. J. He was still at Ovid on September 23. I was at Jacob's one week ago and Joseph Shroap lives in the house with him. for he writes his parents in I am at work at the old place for $6. New Jersey. 1828. In July 22 of same year he writes: I am at work at my trade in this village. We suppose he moved with his parents and family into the Barrens. 21. in 1824. "Ovid. everything found. bellindsery. Dec. boarding. and second son of William Fleming and Elizabeth (Cook) Fleming of Oxford Furnace.. Very soon after this he went to Pittsford with Jacob Cook Fleming. Y. Seneca County. probably at some cross roads blacksmith shop making wagons. N. was born March 19. his brother. just north of Jacksonvlle. While yet a youth he began to learn the wheelwright trade." He was then at Jacksonville postomce. "well and hearty. commonly third child The called wagon making. On .. N.00 per month. 1804 in the farm homestead near Oxford Furnace in Warren County. 1828: I am yet at my trade. but business is dull. We left bellindser}^ (Belvidere) on Sunday morning. and I have ' Benjamin Rittenhouse. J." a township in County of that name of which Syracuse is capital. 1827. 1828.00 per month. and on Wednesday afternoon we landed at Ithaca.'' in Alexandria townshipN. On the 21st of April.74 Family Genealogy. From some things in this letter I have thought he learned his trade in Washington. Tompkins County. from Onondago. He doubtless enjoyed the sports of the youth then taught. On Monday it snowed all the forenoon. He was still there May 19th.. he writes of his journey into New York state in a snow and rain storm in a letter addressed to his father at Perryville in which the starting point is obscurely written and I think it is (Belvidere) though it appears like I cannot locate any such place. Ulysses township. washing and mending. 1825: Uncle Butler received a letter from John (their son) yesterday. Y. but soon after this he was at work in Mansfield township in Warren County. where he was in September 7th when Jacob was married and helped to move him to Pultneyville in October 6.

born in New York State. got 75 expect to go out there about the I think I can do better first of March and work for myself. 1834. brother of Thomas. 1832 at Marion. a shop there. peaches and grapes. sleighs and buggies. ital of Seneca County. beside had a piece of rich fruit land. harrows and drags. Pultneyville I cannot say. Pallister. on which was raised berries. She was sister to Lucinda present population about 6. both natives of Scotland. (1832) which stated that Thomas was married. N. finally settled in business at Pultneyville by the spring of 1829 where he remained for many years making wagons. N.The Fleming Farnily. but I think several years and moved to Sodus Point about i860. yet they lived happy and contented lives together. Y. 1849. quite an elaborate affair. is wrong. Y. County. 1883 and she died there in September ' . twenty miles west of Auburn. He was still there in July 13th of that year and lage.. than to work by the month. Southwood and his wife. and must have been quite prosperous. Wayne Grandma Elizabeth Fleming's bible record. This building is now the residence of Mr. The parents of Clarissa Baird were Isaac Baird. Anna Wyman. because Andrew's letter to Jacob Cook Fleming. 1819. 1832. When Thomas and Clarissa were married she was thirteen and he was twenty-eight. he made a visit to Benjamin Rittenhouse and returned to Pultneyville where he was January 2. he carried on the same business. I received your letter of December nth. Clarissa M. Baird. at which time he built himself a two story shop on Jersey street. I me Thomas Fleming writing from Pultneyville to his father says: He started a shop for himself in this vilFleming is here. 1831. two sisters. raised a family of eleven children and she died at seventy-five and eleven years after her husband who How long after 1849 he remained at died at seventy-nine. written in 1833 announcing the death of their father adds in a post script. whose parents were Dr. Y. N. repairing Thomas Fleming was married to plows.. He died there June 30. Thus we see he left home at least when he was twenty and at twenty-two was in New York state.000. He was still there in April. N. April This place is a post village and township and cap14." Clarissa Maria Baird was born in Waterloo. I believe that all their At Sodus Point children were born in Pultneyville. 1830. December 9. 1829." March 22. Y. In December. Baird. Jacob C." In May 3rd. who was wedded four years before to Jacob Cook Thus two brothers married Fleming. born in Scotland and Olive Baird. or fifteen years older.

born September 15. Stiles.. 1864 who was born September 3rd. at eleven in the evening. 1836. Y. He was married to Hannah J. She then lived alone at home with her daughters. 1889. Born of this union were: (a) Clara^4^_IS£5 or Dorn August 26. his present address. John D. She married Capt. His first wife was Miss Procious. He was twice married. Resided Allegan. October 30. Stiles died March She resides in Sodus. He was married to Florence Bell Philo. Emma Louise. 30. 1862 at Sodus. 1900. November 28." with account qf ' and that she. He died in 1899 at Sodus. died March 26. Y. Their one child. 1854. She was married October 6. Lucinda A. Teetor. born June 18. Family Genealogy.. Daniel L.76 26. Teetor. N. His widow said to live in Chicago. Fleming was born 5. There were three girls born of the second marriage. N. He is a grocery merchant at Glen Ellyn. 1844 at Plymouth. Trewin. one of the best known women in town of Sodus. much family history of the Bairds and Flemings which was written down and preserved by her. 1886 to John 1867 at Sodus. He is bookkeeper with Myers Paper House in Rochester. who was born at Troy. 'was a benefficiary member of the Royal Templars of Temperance. Dec. George L. Michigan. September 26. born January 28. Y. N. ville. born in Pultneyville. Teetor. at He was married." There was a beautiful obituary notice in the Rochester "Democrat and Chronicle" in which she is mentioned as. 1840 at Pultneyville. one is named Artemisia. 4. She died at Sodus. Emma M. Wayne County. on a farm. 1839 at Pultneyville. 1867. Teetor." She was buried in the Rural her life The author enjoyed a brief visit with her at her home in the summer of 1900. Children: Andrew P. 1865. N. 1889. 1835. A few years before her death she related to Miss 1894 Clara A. William H. (c) David F. 1876. 14. February 14. resides at Eaton Rapids. Fleming. her granddaughter. He is a machinist by trade. August 28. H. born February 22. born 1. 1901. Fleming. born February 24. (b) Louise N. D. Michigan. Of this union there were nine children. died September 7. Fleming. » f . Y. but the end came very peacefully. 1889. 1861 of Sodus. May 25. 2.. "She suffered conderably toward the last. They have one son (a) Alison George Fleming who was born in Chicago. died October 14. Fleming. N. her present address. of B right's disease. Y. Y. England. 1888. N. His address cemetery in Sodus. January 17. 1839 at Pultney3. aged sixty-two years. July 16. By this union there were no children. 111.


N.) .ANDREW FLEMING. J. (Page 77. Late of Readington.

Louis. Louis. 1886 in St. Both reside in Sodus Point. She She died at 57 years of age in Sodus. fourth child Andrew Fleming. Y. 7. 1885 to Miss Carrie B. is stenographer and typewriter in railroad office at presAddress 1772 Downing Avenue. in St. 1847. Colorado and Southern R.. (now Warren County. John Franklin Fleming. was born October 23rd. died May 9. born July 5. N. ville. 22nd remained single. Olive Artemisa 256 East Ohio Street. Willard G. members of the Grand Lodge at Sodus.The Fleming Family. Married Hannah Baxter. February 22. Fleming. Fleming. 1884. 111. Lewis W. Colorado. Rich of that place. Y. died June 6. Denver. 1805. born May 10. In an obituary notice in the The Record" of of April. 1854. ANDREW FLEMING OF READINGTON. . Sussex County. unmarried. and third son of William and Elizabeth (Cook) Fleming. ing was born July 25. R. Resided in Sodus all her life after her parents moved there. Fleming. . Kingsley M. is 77 6. born June 6. iqoi. proficient in all the common branches and though he early in life began to work among the neighboring farmers for of Readington. 11. Fleming born January 25. 1900. vegetables and grapes for the market. Kingsley M. died 9. He attended school in the neighborhood and became J. unmarried. 1885. at Sodus Point. 1844. June 1. resides at Sodus on the place of his father Thomas. Mo.. Married in Keokuk. N. Fleming is engaged in raisBoth are ing fruits. 1889 at Sodus. and (b) Master Harold O. (b) Arthur M. la. Mo. 1852. 8. January 16. and Sodus it was stated that: a faithful member of the Methodist Church" and had resided with Mrs Arville Norris for thirty-eight years in Sodus. except when attending school. Chicago. was born in Pultneyville. Wayne County.. Have children: (a) Miss Eulah L. Fleming was born Jan. she was a devoted Christian. N.) N. Willard G. Their children: (a) Flora M. 9. March 10. Fleming born April 1. The cause of her death was a stroke of paralysis about ten days Melvin C. with ent. of Oxford Furnace. 1874 in Illinois. born in Pultneybefore her death. at the farm near Oxford Furnace. 1849 He remained in Pultneyville. Y. Flem10. 1859 in Sodus. N. 1881 in Illinois. Has also followed business of telegraph operator at various commercial offices in various places for many years and has been clerk and station agent for several railroads. unmarried. Y. Fleming born May 22.

yet he was at home more or less. as stated in his published biography. Andrew was living at home as his headquarters when his father died in January 1833. making some money. and did not hear of fathers death until Wednesday about 1 o'clock at which time I was at the Whitehouse seventeen miles from home. because for most of his early years he was either at home or in the very close neighborhood.78 Family Genealogy. He followed this business for six years with considerable success. still he made up for this by much reading and a naturally bright mind and close observation of passing events. He kept up a regular correspondence with his brother's and his cousin. but not in time for the funeral. though he was not home at the time of his death. I then left my wagon and horse and got a conveyance home as soon possible. when in 183 1 he obtained horses and wagons and bought goods of different kinds suitable for country stores and began the business of huxster in Hunterdon and Warren Counties. and his own letters of 1833. In those days some of the graded highways or "turnpikes" as they were called were constructed by incorporated com- . His post office addrees was Perry ville. It is not exactly the fact that he left home for himself at eleven. In those days his team of six horses and large high house wagon was a well known and novel sight in that region. which was the same as his father. Freegif t Fleming. until after the death of his father and the old home in the Barrens" was disposed of after 1833. of Oxford Furnace. and a man of superior attainments among his fellows. we relate it. The next year there was more correspondence on his going into New York State. as is explained in his letter given in full in life of William Fleming." He was thus employed at home and on neighboring farms until twenty-six years of age. and wrote him to advise what clothing was necessary to take with him. the 23rd. from letters I have which were written to him from He had in mind 1825 to 1831. We suppose the fact to be that though he assisted his neighbors at the different kinds of work on their farms. and his opportunity for more extended learning was much curtailed. There is an amusing story connected with this period of his career and as it is characteristic of Andrew and very much like a Fleming trait of character. so that he became well informed. in 1825 to follow his brother Jacob Cook Fleming into New York State. In this letter he says: "I left home on the Monday morning the 14th for New York and did not return until Wednesday evening. who were absent in New York State. himself.

called the "Homestead" twenty-five acres more. which fee was called a toll" and collected at intervals along the roads at places where gates were placed toll" was across the highway to detain travelers until the Along such a highpaid. is still in possession of the family. where he rented the Van der Veer farm and water power mill. and then built a new brick house on the other part in 1850. about four miles from the "Homestead farm. and always conscientiously Jn . in town Branchburh. at Milltown. His biographer in Snells "Hun1856 and its first treasurer. of New Jersey. during which time he burned brick for three years. and were thus permitted to tax the public who traveled on them. near the village of This place is that name. way he was passing. advising the gate man to put his road in passable condition before asking toll from any traveler. In 1884 he moved farm. with the improvements. The mill was a saw and grist mill operated for the custom work of the farmers of the surrounding country. where he died two years later. It was He became a charter director in located at Readington. Of this business he also made a success. and the keeper refused to open He immediately unhooked the the gate for him to pass on. near Two Bridges. he refused to pay toll over such a miserable highway. The next year (1839) he moved over into Somerset County. when the gates would be opened." He was a director twenty-four years and treasurer twenty-five years of the Farmer's Mutual Fire Insurance Co. It had not been kept in shape and was almost impassable on account of deep mud and slush.< The Fleming Family. The mill was After leaving this afterwards remodeled by other parties. business in 1846 he purchased a farm of two hundred acres He soon (1846) in town Branchburh. who were supposed to keep them in good roads" condition. leading team and hitched on to the gate and drew the whole Then replaced his team contrivance out of the highway.. He ran this mill and carried on the farm for seven years. and went on his way. daughter of John Lawshe. of Bethlehem (now in Union township) Hunterdon County in the region locally called the ''Hollow". and purchased This farm. which had in 1881 twelve million dollars fire risk. sold half of it. on North Branch of Raritan River. « 79 panies. So when he reached the toll gate. 'He terdon and Somerset Counties" (188 1). says of him: has been interested in all questions affecting the interests of the vicinity in which he has lived. into a handsome home in Readington. 1838 he married Miss Margaret Lawshe.

giving every man his full rights and liberty. and although it was raining and there was no lobby. In 1850 he was elected supervisor of highways in Branchburg. Landis) was in charge then (from 1842-1849). In 1846 Andrew Fleming moved from Milltown to Two Bridges in Branchburg Township. The hum drum of the service made Jane restless again and Aunt Margaret did all she could to keep her quiet to no purpose. As they had no bell to call in the people. and lived there four years. but as time is ever on the wing. on to a farm. J. In was also a deep 1849 in writing to his brother. and the Dominie was again provoked to remark that. Before service it began to rain. Andrew Fleming was a man of positive and decided character. then about seven and four years of age. Aunt Margaret and the ' . but such remarks not being understood by Jane did not have much effect on her. to remain all night. She jumped on the seat and down again on the floor and found it impossible to remain quiet. N. He was beloved and respected by his neighbors and to this day is known throughout that country as "The Squire" or 'Squire Fleming". but insisting on justice for himself and others. "people ought to have such control of their children as to make them behave in church. Dominie Landis (Rev. for service the Sunday morning. of the peace. he reminds him that the rest of our friends and acquaintances are well. W. They took Jane and John. it becomes us all to be in readiness for at such an hour as we think not the King of Terrors may appear and summon us away". Dominie Landis began a hymn. His religious character. Somerset County.. in 1845 he was elected first justice of the peace on the organization of town of Branchburg. After the service had proceeded for some time Jane became restless and disturbed the Dominie who remarked that the young people should be kept quiet. Robt. He was several years superintendent of schools in Branchburg"." Aunt Margaret was very much chagrined. Jacob Cook Fleming.80 Family Genealogy. of the death of "our aged and long infirm mother". acted in politics upon principles that seemed right and just For five years he was justice to him. then the stone church" about fifteen miles northwest. Finally the Dominie said that the children making that noise must go out. and went the Saturday before to a friend near by. He was a Democrat. During this time he and his wife Margaret (who told me this anecdote in 1900) thought they would go again and attend service at the ancient family place of worship at Bethlehem Presbyterian Chnrch.

to which This result of fever remained with Andrew all his life. at his home in Readington. Jacob Cook Fleming. The Homestead Farm" a few miles away in Branchburg still December 8. John Lawshe died December 8. who was born May 1 791. keep on six or eight hours. when Andrew was about twenty years of age. and after cleansing continue changing until the flesh becomes white. in the eightyfirst year of his age. this to illustrate the prevalence in those days of handing little spignel boiled down. the Hollow. Charity (Lompings) Lawshe married second husband. soak it Put on one part. 1796. children got up to go out. When a young man he had typhoid fever. She was born May 10. 1838. . flesh side to the sore. His wife was Charity Lampings." locally known as He was born February 27. Then apply a salve made of elder bark. 1826. 1817. and as one result of taking too much mercury he had a bad fever sore on his ret said. add some tallow and a little resin. 1819. N. Margaret Fleming now resides in the pleasant home 1859. and is buried in North Branch. and was angular and muscular. 81 when Dominie Landis relented and asked them back because of the weather. then exchange it for the other part. September 10. His brother. receipts about to help each other. 1886. and stew until it becomes a salve. she This sickness occurred in 1825 or 1826. He was six feet two inches tall.The Fleming Family. and is supposed to have helped in the complication of disease which caused his death. Andrew Fleming had five children and four grandchildren. writes to his parents: a cure for fever sore. Johnathan Robins. and were married about 1815. If it becomes This will cure it. soft and tender. J. J.. He died of palsy or paralysis March 1. He had light or brown hair and blue eyes. about five miles from there. of that place. who lived in the section. as I heard Andrew has one: Take a muskrat skin which is hatched in the spring. Aunt Marga-' would never go there again while he was pastor and Uncle Andrew was so provoked that he made some very strong observations and by his influence Dominie Landis soon sought another field. near Readington where the family has lived since 1884. N. She died March 25. Her son John and daughter Jane remain with her in the old home. weighed one hundred seventyfive pounds.. 1st." I have related too hard add some lard. in town Bethlehem (now Union) in Hunterdon County. a leg ever after. He was married to Margaret Lawshe. who were teachers. daughter of John Lawshe.

. born in Milltown. in township They reside on a farm near Frenchtown. He worked on his father's farm until he was 22. J.82 Family Genealogy. By private study he prepared himself in all branches included in state teachers certificate which he obtained in July 1875. N. 3. history. June 4. when 26 years of age. he was . N. and also supplied the weather and crop reports for the government for his district. 1841.J. February 12. Saturday. Wm. March 2. He N. Somerset County. attended Cedar Grove. Somerset County. Branchburg township. George Fleming was born in Milltown. Pitcher. 1845. and one on natural philosophy or physics. Has always remained at home. N. she married Alonzo Batler. He has written a number of local historical papers. obtained a splendid education in the common schools of the district. grammer and algebra. with his brother John (1867). No children have blessed this in Hunterdon County. Pastor of the South Branch Reformed church. town of Branchburg. which formed no part of the school course. though she has She now taught school several years in the neighborhood. a district school. Somerset County. John Fleming. J. especially of the Cooks and the Malcolm Fleming family. until he was 17. and one winter beside. spelling. 1869. half a mile west of Milltown. N. 2. at Milltown. Present address Readington. October 30. J. writing. 1843. J. In August. J. N. union. physiology. He studied the ordinary branches. She obtained a good education in the common schools of the district. Branchburg. 1839. They were united by the Rev. supplied a large amount of the genealogical material in this history. J. He reports the news of his section to the local papers. and by reading and observation. in town 4. Branchburg. geography. after which he went for a few months selling agricultural implements. J. He taught school for a number of years and was for many years a member of the school committee. N. 1867. Somerset County. Childremains part of the estate and is worked by tenants. resides at home in Readington. Ann Fleming was born February 16. drawing and rhetoric. ren born to Andrew and Margaret Fleming of Readington are: i.. She has remained at home most of her life. N. with her aged mother. Jane Fleming. born at Milltown. including reading. arithmetic. obtained a splendid education in the common schools at Cedar Grove. and has He has traveled several times to New York and Wisconsin. the last year in partnership. a village four miles west of Somerville.

(c) Malcolm Green Fleming. and at Lebanon he was a member of the building committee. N. There were born to them (A) Peter Green Fleming. of Raritan. J. 1868: bought a farm near Whitehouse and built a house there in He farmed in summer and taught school in winter. In 1900 he was Treasurer of the Board of Stewards and teacher of the adult bible class. N. born 1897. 83 supply to finish a term for a young man who was consumpHe continued in charge until tive. Born of this union were (a) Myrtle Desbrough Fleming. While there he obtained board at home of Peter 1873. having served in that capacity for seventeen years. His In 1900 he was a member of address is Elizabeth. J. County Board of Examiners for teachers in Hunterdon County. born 1870. ton. Pastor of the Mechanicsville M. Martin Herr. County. church. five years at Valley. to remodel and enlarge the church building. She was born 1873. Y. and two years at Lebanon. All above schools were in Hunterdon He taught school for 2>Z years of his life. In 1873 he sold his farm and took a graded school at Glen Garden. N. and married his daughter In spring of 1869 he Esther Ann Green. Mount Vernon. at Whitehouse. by Rev. Green. George Fleming and Esther Ann Green were married Thursday. Four years later he moved to Clinton where he also Then he taught three years at Readingtaught four years. near the schoolhouse. December 24. J. In politics he was brought up a democrat. Barber. in 1892. and having the appointment under three separate superintendants. 1870. nine years at Junction. N. and now has charge of Elizabeth head of the office and shipping. (b) Alfred Barber Fleming. After this he removed to Elizabeth. He stands six feet three inches tall. is angular but strongly built and weighs 175 pounds. J. of 361 South 7th Ave. J. and was in business in New York City. Peter Green Fleming is a practical machinist and resided in 1900 . but votes the way he considers right and may now be called a republican. but gets a great deal of pleasure out of life by systematic arrangement of his time. has blond hair. having been received in it in 1863... He is a member of the Methodist Church. born 1893. 1868. and most of the time he has been of the official board of the church he attended. He is exact and careful in his deportment and actions and takes all things seriously. born 1895. N.The Fleming Family. N. E. daughter of Alfred Barber. December 24. married Ida May at Wagon Works.. blue eyes and fair complexion. For many years he was Sunday School superintendent.

Y. so the ferries as if he could see. He he was to spend most of the season in Philadelphia.. George Fleming Houston. 1900. He knows when he is on the could not see to talk with him. was born in Scotland in 1863 and lost his Evangelist". He has wondermeetings to hear him sing and then remain. who was born 1880. Their home is 451 Monroe Ave. In 1902 letters. One would scarcely think he acute is his mind and touch. who died by the accident of a peanut lodging in his windpipe. He can go about New York City and preached in Australia. N. 1900. summer of 1901 he filled twenty engagements. with Presbyterian.. N. City. This pleasant family have been blessed with four children. The Blind married in 1892 to Rev. He seems almost to see. New Jersey. He afterwards resigned to engage in evangelical labors.. She was highly educated and a young lady of the finest attainments which endeared her to unusual intellectual all about her. was born 1874. Many people attend the in two thousand conversions. 1900. and He is a remarkable man seems to know changing scenes. (D) Louisa Johnson Fleming. Houston is a gentleman of commanding appearance. He reads with his hands raised ful influence over all classes. of 2061 8th Ave. Thomas Houston. was at Elizabeth N. cars. where the author visited them May 3. 1896. Born of this union were (a) Myron Fleming. 1898. striking character and one to command In the influence and attention in the pulpit or out of it. (C) Myron Fleming. 1897. Baptists and Methodist churches within a radius of one hundred and fifty miles of New York City. and died in 1898. Y. The average time of his meetings were two weeks and often the They resulted buildings were too small to hold the people. in 1901 resided at Elizabeth. At time of his marriage he was pastor of John Knox Presbyterian Church in Jersey City. (B) Margaret Fleming born 1872. born July. and (b) Esther Ann Fleming. He by an accident in 1867. J. J. He is a practical machinist and now foreman of the Mobile Company of America N. born 1876. 1894. Has informed the author of his travels over the world. an estimable lady of sight . whether they are climbing hills or on the plains. Margaret Houston. Thomas Houston. he married Beatrice Hedley in 1897. N.. 1902. and uses a circulating library for the blind. Elizabeth. J. and in the good work to which he devotes himself.34 Family Genealogy. which line of duty he still follows. is destined to do a vast amount of good in this world and to live for some purpose. Elizabeth Forrester Houston. Rev. Reformed.

He obtained a splendid common school education to which he added by enriching his mind by constant study and extenHe married Mary Elizabeth Lane (now Mrs. Her memory is was born 1865. born 1872 (b) May Lawshe Fleming. 10. infancy. (G) Andrew Carlos Fleming was born 1891. standing the highest in his class. C. Dec. sive reading. and died February 18. Both are young ladies of high educational endowment and leaders in their work. She was born 1841. He was married to Josephine Elton Walton on Wednesday. N. Staten Island. on the Homestead Farm" in Branchburg township. N. born September born August 30. Mary Fleming. Their children (a) Ida Hagaman Fleming. 9. 1870. Graham. John G. died 6. of Washington. 1849. married 1901 to Wm. August 25. 1852. of Raritan. who endownments. and in addition to the regular studies. 1882. N. by Rev.. of Branchburg. 1849. He taught school after At time of his death he was teaching at Easton.. 1855. Tottenville. 8. Van Slyke.The Fleming Family. was school. and died in Elizabeth Fleming. 1854. He churchyard of the Reform church at Readington. 2 months. Robins Fleming was born February 19. 1850. 85 very dear to her parents and At the time of her death she had been for all who knew her. J. Nevins) on Thursday. 185 1. 6. born March 16. Martha Fleming. 1847. D. D. She died Nov. four years one of her fathers assistant teachers at Junction (E) Esther Miller Fleming. About 1866 he attended La Fayette College in Easton. born August 28. 1856. They were married by Rev. J. and died March 11. 20. He obtained a good education in the common schools of the district and applied himself assiduously to his studies. engaged in teaching school. J. 1850. in township 5.. Sarah Fleming. on February 3. 1887. Pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mary E. 9 days old.. N. Levi Fleming was born at Two Bridges. Ruth. 1875. resides at home. 1852. and died Aug. was born 1880. H. Pa. born 1874. Pastor of the Readington Reform church. J. 20. 7. J. W. of Pennington. Their two . Somerset County. was then 28 years. New York. Job Fleming. born January 22. took an extra course in Engineering and graduated with honors. April 12. He died Monday. and is buried in the Pa. October 5. 10. 26. (F) Mabel Victoria Fleming was born 1887. his majority. Somerset County. N.

after the Directory of South Congregational church.. of New Britian. Lillie Butler. In March 9. N. October 5. May A. as Civil Engineer. of Frenchtown. reside on a farm near Urbana. 191 North Ninth St." Branchburg township. Emma Kate Fleming was born on "The Homestead Farm. When the author visited them in 1900 in New Britian. pastor of the Bethlehem Presbyterian church.. Conn. Their children (a) Jennie Fleming. 12. 1878. She is a handsome lady of refined tastes and highly cultured. on September 17. He is also on the library committee and is president of the "Men's Union". married A. Somerset County. May 15. Connecticut. following the office of the New Company. by the Rev. (c) George died in infancy. That Robins is a deacon. the ceremony being performed by the Rev. bright handsome girls are 31. are members of this church. Walton. who had formerly taken a sister's They were married by place in the care of his children. at the residence of Horace M. and soon removed to Philadelphia. Pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church.. Fleming. clerk of the standing committee. N. Y. J. a suburb of that city. This union will result in great happiness to both. of East Berlin. Joseph G. Saturday. (b) Cora.. born 1882. having his residence at 6325 Burbridge St. Rev. born October i884and Edith Josephine Fleming. Williamson. 1901. just then merged into the American Bridge Company. 1887. 22. J. J. of Pattenburg. He was engaged in estimate work. J. the young ladies attended the public schools and stood high At that time Robins was with the Berlin in their classes. N. Ohio.. Newark. He obtained an education in the common public schools of the He was born February district..86 Family Genealogy. She obtained an education in the common schools of the district and married Alfred Butler. 13. Joseph G. 1901. His trade is that of painter. 1900. She died 1890. They have one child. He Asher resides in is a farmer. D. Bridge Company. was born October 20. was married to Matilda Emery Haver. WilThey liamson. in calculating bridges and planning them. T857. D. and was specially spoken of in the 'Bulletin". Germantown. born November 20. Asher Fleming was born . 1859. N. Whitfield Rittenhouse. October 25. Henry Spellmeyer. Pa. Saturday. 1887. as having made an interesting talk before the Lyceum League. 1880. 'The Homestead on Farm" in Branchburg township. February 7. Somerset County. he was married to From 1 Augusta Walton. I learn that he and daughter. May Augusta Fleming. N.

J. He replied she could get part of a house. in years.. appointed in 1895 f° r nve years. 1807. : ried Thomas Monroe. William M. of New York by City. Newark. Warren County. engaged her attention at the village near by. noble of the Mystic Shrine in Mecca Temple. N. J. 1828. 87 Peapack. Had eight childrietta Francisco. J. N. and four are dead.. 1830. N.The Fleming Family. and learned the millinery trade.. N. 1827 to 1828 are very proud and fond of fashion.. J. ren Andrew. elected justice of the peace in 1901 for term of four Was made a Master Mason in Chester. but her business he knew nothing of> In July. was married to Jacob Theanley Haney. at about the prospects for her services there. New Jersey. 1861 and died in infancy September 12. Joanna Fleming. He resided at Martinsville. and marPittsford. JOANNA FLEMING HANEY. 1832.. 1900. of Morristown. which she wanted only the people there. 5 months. and 1899. and in 1828 she was corresponding with her brother Jacob Cook Fleming. they have one daughter (d) Nellie. is a notary public. Joanna. second daughter and fifth child of Will- iam and Elizabeth (Cook) Fleming. He died at seventy-three years of age. SeptemShe received an education in the public schools ber 8. of Wayne County. was February 10. at Raritan.. Y." she was in business with Eleanor in Frenchtown. but the 1st of August. 1880. 1898. reside in Their children are: They . N. 1805. February 12. This work of the district. N.. of bowel complaint. 1891 and a member of Royal Arch. of Oxford Furnace. Haney was born Their children: 1. Y. They lived at various places and for several years at Washington. He was born September i. in 1902. and was twenty-three and she twenty-one when they were married. By his marriage with Azrilla Dunham. They are both buried at Irvington. J. N.. in 1902. and died July 25th. in 1849. N. N. 2. J. N. born 1892. January 3. and several She died in Raritan. who was a tailor by trade. N. Y. J. was born at the farm home near Oxford Furnace. Eleanor Haney was born December 15. near Newark. N. Adelaide. Ira Fleming the fourteenth and last child of Andrew 14. City. He married Hena mail carrier. and 1900 Was appointed commissioner of deeds in 1896 reappointed. Asher 1891. He is a tailor trade. aged 92 years. Isabella. J. years before. and Margaret Fleming was born July 9. 12 days. 1902. and commandery. J.

Sr. John Portz of Newark. Anna Ellen. where he is engaged at the State Capitol. N. Benjamin H. They settled on a farm in the northern part of Alexandria. Monroe. of Oxford Furnace. N. Marian. made him a joint executor with Andrew in his will to administer the estate for their mother so long as she lived and then sell it out and divide it equally among the children. and remained at home with his parents. In 1830. England. Joseph. She married January 8. J. and I do not know who has it now. 1854.88 Family Genealogy. employed on the farm. with his brothers and sisters. child OF BLOOMSBURY. with Perryville as their postoffice.. the Capitol of Hunterdon County. intelligent woman. He married February 18. on the 14th of June. was married to Joseph Vickery. In 1832 his father William. He was then fifteen years of age. Margaret Haney was born August 7. in 1824. She is a bright. . 1 84 1. 1835. of paralysis. Y. He learned the trade of stone mason. Monroe. so they were nearly the same age. N. New Jersey. and died February 24. has a good educatian. He was still there in 1831. he journeyed to New York to visit his brother Jacob at Pultneyville. Anna Monroe. He was born August 18. J. 1828. Mary WILLIAM FLEMING. of Bristol. He died in Brooklyn. when he was twentyseven years of age. He obtained an education in the district public schools of the vicinity. 4. Charity Hagaman. was born at the farm house of his parents near Oxford Furnace. which was accomplished after 1849. at a place named Swinesburg. She had William's. Their children: Clara. William Fleming. on the Pittstown road. . 1809. 1809. They live at Trenton. They had no children.. sixth JR. She has the Haney family bible. and fourth son of William and Elizabeth (Cook) Fleming of Oxford Furnace. Jr. family bible. 5. and three others who died young (1900). 1902. Hunterdon County. and with his brother Abbott was engaged at one time in mason work on the Court House at Flemington. in Sussex County.. Charles Monroe. E. 1836. Elizabeth Monroe. 1900. John Portz. She was born April 22. (now Warren County). as his brother Jacob addressed a letter to him there. Mary Haney. in 1900: 3. She died November 16. when William was twenty-one years of age. until they changed their home and moved about fifteen miles south into "The Barrens" near "The Hickory Tavern" in Alexandria township. and three others were dead Elizabeth Haney was born November 2.


WILLIAM FLEMING. (Page 88. Late of Bloomsbury. J. N.) JR. .

of Bloomsbury died at Harbourtown. angular and slim that he was often jokingly called chunkey. 1873. They were both farmers. and at town meetings. February 4. In personal appearance he was of blonde type. 21 days. members of same church and both elders. in the year nine and their death nearly the same time in the winter in the year three." "I know that my Redeemer liveth. April 29. and was buried in the churchyard at Titusville. All their children were born in Alexandria township. He was buried in the church yard of the Presbyterian Church at Titusville. and where he died. died April 29. Jr. He took a good citizen's interest in school and public affairs. 1878. who were born in Harbourtown.. 1873.The Fleming Family. widow of William Fleming. and held other civic positions. 89 one mile south of Bloomsbury. William Fleming." . where there is a handsome marble monument above the grave with this the Presbyterian r inscription: ate. four or five inches tall. and wife were members of Church at Titusville. 'William Fleming." He was about six feet. 1878.. J. N. William Fleming. ten miles north of This is Trenton. Both William. He was on township Committee of Alexandria township in 1842-1843. Charity Fleming. Mercer County. month and days of their life is divisible by seven. N. while he was actively engaged in farming until about 1848.. 7 months. He was a man of kindly disposition and good judgement and his advice was sought and heeded. and he was an elder in that church. and alwa} s took a conservative and rational view of public matters. on the one long street of the village of Titusville. beside her husband. J.. They remained on this place for about twenty-seven years. Over her grave there stands a handsome marble monument with this inscription: Charity. a handsome brick church on the banks of the Delaware River. died February 4. and was so tall." It is remarkable that his age at death was exactly that of his father. aged 63 years. aged 69 years and 7 days. Sr. except Warren and Jane. J. He was highly regarded by his neighbors. Harbourtown is three miles northeast of Titusville. N. Both had the same name and lived exactly the same number of days. about five miles north from Titusville. both held same public offices. his wife. when he removed to Harbourtown to another farm which he operated until his death. Jr." "A kind and affection- beloved husband and father. died five years later. and their birth was in the spring. and the years.

He obtained a good education and has followed the farm all his life. He has resided on a farm about a mile from Pennington for many years. Has a kind. weighing two hundred twenty-five pounds. He raises fruit. J. Alexandria township. the home of her brother John. I believe he was a descendant of the "Honest" John Hart who signed the Declaration of Independence and lies buried in Hopewell. J. stock and hogs. to the township committee. Their only child. Elizabeth Hart now lives in a beautiful home in the pretty village of Hopewell. Hart. one inch tall.go Their children: Family Genealogy. attends Presbyterian church at Pennington." This is the best expression of the good will of his neighbors.. which is five miles from Pennington. He does not smoke and has no bad habits except getting up too early in the morning and working too hard. In November 16. John is a heavy man. was born near Blooms- bury. a position to which he has been continuously reelected for twentyseven years. He was born story is September 2. of Pennington. November. He has also been Master of the Grange for over seventeen years. His i . who died October 1. J. December 11. N. June 8. 1869. public endorsement of his worth and standing in the community in which he lives. given in the history of Andrew Fleming. N. They use a separator to extract the cream. She was born at Harbourtown. has chestnut hair a little gray. at Harbourtown. ^ n x ^75> John Fleming was first elected by the people of Hopewell township. of Bethlehem. lives there with his mother. making one hundred thirty pounds of butter each week.. 20. grain. from her bible. He was taught his letters by his grandmother Elizabeth. She was married to William H. His son-in-law is on the farm with him. 1896. near Bloomsbury. Hunterdon County. whose citizens have erected a beautiful monument to his memory. He attended the World's Fair at Chicago. Hunterdon County. An old Irishman remarked that "John was elected town committee man for life. of which he and his family are members. 1870. Has an extensive dairy business. . which is sold in Trenton at twenty-five cents a pound. John Fleming. 1843. which is still in the family. careful disposition. honest. Warren Fleming Hart. in Alexandria township. 1838. a dog to churn and a wind-mill to pump the water. 1836. and is six foot. N. Mercer County. conservative. Elizabeth Fleming. born August 1 1. 1864 he married Phebe Furman Cornell. They resided on a farm near Hopewell.


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born July Erickson. 1888. Her only child. N. The author. (d) Stanley Fleming Eleanor Fleming was born near Bloomsbury. was born near Bloomsbury. industrious couple and have a family (a) Esther Cornell Erickson. gZ in 1892. November 1869. at Pennington. J. Their one child. in Delaware township. David Rittenhouse. They resided at Sergeantsville. 1900. who was born March 20. at Bloomsbury. The following summer and winter he attended business College. May 27. 185 1. 1874. 1875. Hunt5. 1894. born August 6. with his brother Warren. born July 21. N. when he moved to Titusville with his mother and sisters? Eleanor and Jane. in 1776. 3 months and 12 days. Hannah Ann Fleming was born at the farm home of 3. died January. married Lucinda Hunt. January 31. in Mercer County. 1886. at her father's home. Marion Phebe Erickson. in the summer of 1900. 1843. 1866. He resided at Sergeantsville. March 2. N. born November 30. Annie Cornell Fleming. was born near the village of Harbourtown. to John Calvin Erickson. at the capture of Trenton. 4 months and 11 days. and was married June. 1897. bright children: born September 6. 1845. an d was married to Newton B. Joseph Warren Fleming. Rittenhouse.. They are an intelligent. 1897. (c) John 19. He was one of those who crossed the Delaware at Titusville on Christmas night with Washington. Jr. They reside at Bloomsbury. N. 1901.The Fleming Family. 4. aged 54 years. and died July 12. child. Bessie Fleming. J. with his mother. where he is Their only superintendent of a tomato canning factory. (b) February 10. Rittenhouse. February 21. She died there June 4. and journeyed to Illinois in summer 1875. 6. south of Flemington about ten miles. was married November 17. aged 37 years. and both journeyed into Wisconsin then and visited their relatives at Menasha. at Pennington. in Hunterdon County. 1875. She was a refined and intelligent lady. Hon. (a) William E. 1891. 1878. traveled through . June 28. beloved by all.. where he lived until April. 1841. J. They both reside on the farm with her parents at Pennington.. born Fleming Erickson. J. He is also a descendant of the famous American astronomer. William Fleming. 1863. of handsome. She was buried at Pennington. spent a few happy days at their pleasant home. erdon county. Monmouth County. The grandfather of Newton Bray Rittenhouse was General Bray of the Continental Army. her parents near Bloomsbury. 1876. was born December 1. at Perrinsville. of whom an account is given in another place under Benjamin Rittenhouse.

He has made his home in Titusville for many years. It is what his neighbors think of him. then nominated on republican ticket and elected to New Jersey State Legislative Assembly. He was born 1852. From Ithaca he moved to the town of Janious. He was then 16 years of age. J. 7. born in the farmhome near Oxford Furnace in Sussex County. between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. Y. A. or early in 1829. Jane Fleming. married Joseph M.632 against 7. and Junior A. N. but has resided in New Jersey ever since. M. by a majority of 4.92 Family Genealogy. and Elizabeth (Cook) Fleming. This immense vote for the high office of member of State Assembly. Fruit and Vegetable Company. from which April. he has been secretary and treasurer of Titusville Canning. to make the laws for the highly cultured state of New Jersey. He is a brother in the Lodge of Free and accepted Masons. N. He has a pleasant home on the banks of the Delaware River. was born March 19. born near Harbourtown. is a splendid recognition of his character and ability. April 9. (now Warren). in Alexandria township. 1 88 1. 181 1. J. He has the family bible. She attends the public school. In the latter part of 1826. Their handsome daughter. married Mary Harriet Cornell. and worked in smith shops there. 1890. receiving in home township of Hopewell a majority of 317 in a vote of 993. in Mercer County. They reside on a farm near Pennington. 1 89 1. They are members of and attend the Presbyterian church at Pennington. in 1894 to 1899. Hunt.941 votes for the democratic candidate. April 23.. In 1900 he was reelected by a vote of 13.656. Since April. N. in New York State. Helen F. on the 23rd day of of William Son The In 1824 he moved with his parents into Barrens" near ''Hickory Tavern". 1852. was a member of election board. Hunt. 1875. June 26. or a majority of 5. July 12. of Oxford Furnace. TYLEE FLEMING. He was then 13 years of age.691 votes.. and very close to the monument which marks the place where Washington crossed the Delaware River to capture Trenton in 1776. . the eastern part of Colorado and in Dakota in the spring and summer of 1879. and in the western and home district of the same town received 203 votes to highest democratic vote of 39. over highest man on democratic ticket. he journeyed to Ithaca. having left home soon after his parents settled in "The Barrens". M.

We . I am now working one month for eight and a half dollars." He cleared the land and filled the soil until 1839 when he died. so disposed of all their effects and with an emigrant covered wagon. cattle. They were married March 15. and there met Mrs. From what I have seen and heard. board and washing. leaving her a fine farm well stocked. Samantha had forty-four acres of land mostly cleared with a good house and barn. sheep and farm utensils. New Jersey: < c Janious. amiable woman. 1833. He was one of my company to Michigan in 1827. 62 cents for mowing. an excellent span of horses. Pratt before he was married.The Fleming Family. They were here a week ago. Samantha was a widow about 24 of years of age. He wrote back east to his brother Jacob. that they had arrived) having been seventeen days on the road. place he writes his sister Joanna 03 Haney at Aslory postoffice. with his brother Jacob Cook Fleming. She has kept house whilst she was a widow. The letters announcing his death sent out to his mother and one to Jacob his brother are nearly alike. I believe she is a fine. hired her land worked. Tylee Fleming to Samantha Pratt. time will be out this week. I was not acquainted with Samantha until a few days since. Samatha Pratt. Tylee Fleming. Their wedding was announced to his 1832. Indiana where they took up land and settled. 1828. Tylee has fixed himself in a home. Then I hired for one month for ten dollars. smart. Tylee has quit his trade and gone to work the farm. 'You may have heard what I am about to relate. between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes and at work for Thomas Hunter. Married on the 15th day March last. and I expect to go to Ithaca for my winter clothes are there. a widow whose husband had died. In the summer of the succeeding year they concluded to go west. etc. at Pultneyville. yet in the town of Janious. so that she had a stock of household goods. whose maiden name was Harden. Warren County." He was now 21 years of age and abandoned his smithy trade for the life of a farmer again. parents by his brother Jacob on April 8. December 7." In a short time after this he made his way to Pultneyville. Got $1. I wish you all to write me as often as you can. October 18. began their journey to near Lima.00 per day for harvest. Direct your letter to Ithaca. Sister: I Honored am My To Joanna Fleming. I was acquainted with Mr.

aged 67 years and 8 days. but a change of climate in a manner cured him. his September 10." Their only child was Eliza. son William. He had the inflammation of the lungs and liver which had kept him from being able to do any work since the commencement of harvest. and two weeks before his death the dysentery set in. She died December 30th. copy the one sent who then resided with her Letter addressed "Mrs. He is better. New Elizabeth Fleming. my lot to communicate teeth trouble him. 25 cents. 1902. Indiana. September n. This is the final result of the disorder that set in when he had the measles. to all From your I affectionate son. Ind. Yesterday he was conveyed to the tomb. near Lima. and will stay with her a few days yet. Dear Mother: It has fallen to to you sorrowful tidings of inexpressible grief. Lima. Jr. . yet he could not be again restored. 1839. This has occurred. the 7th instant. Convey this to my and brothers and sisters. then to his daughter Eliza. Bloomsbury.. at a quarter to seven o'clock on Saturday evening. Your son died in the triumph of faith with a firm reliance on his Saviour. But every effort was rendered abortive. near Bloomsbury. have written also to Pultneyville. He left his property to his widow and little daughter. devising his land to his wife for life. to his mother. I have to inform He departed this life you that your son Tylee is no more." Postmarked ''Lima. in La Grange County. Warren County. who was married to John Misner. He left a Will. but was soon allayed. Abbott Fleming. This complaint had been seated before he left York State. All that able medical aid and tender care could afford was tendered him for his recovery. We continued with him the week preceding his death." Jersey. Samantha sends her love wishes not to be forgotten.. and if she died without issue it ways to descend to his brothers and sisters and their heirs. We are and have been well the whole of last season excepting William.94 Family Genealogy. followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends.

Soon after his marriage. Michigan line. as Abbott had related it to her: 'Uncle Abbott went to Uncle Jacob and When they then to Tylee in Indiana on his wedding tour. The people were Veil dressed and intelligent. to make his entry of the land in the morning. which was half marsh. In going to the Government but he concluded to take it up. g^ ELDER ABBOTT FLEMING. and concluded to go to a hotel.The Fleming Family. Uncle Abbott wore a long linen duster. athletic. to a country service held in a schoolhouse. son of William Fleming and Elizabeth (Cook) Fleming. He was greatly beloved and respected by all. In 1885 my wife and I visited Uncle Abbott. The women sat on east side of the room and men all on west side. spare. thus related their western settlement." Elder Abbott was a tall. He lived on a farm in LaGrange County. and had dark hair and blue eyes. angular. It was a neighborhood of splendid New York and New England people. 1837. close to the . 1813. asked a man who was Tylee himself. vigorous man. When twenty-four years of age he married Margaret Semple. three inches tall. He was truly an honest and honorable man and sincere in all his works. of Hopewell. He gave considerable time to research into the genealogy of his family. the newly wedded couple made their honeymoon journey by Elizabeth (Fleming) Hart. At one time he was employed with his brother William at mason work on the Court House at Flemington. He attended the district school and at eleven years of age moved Barrens" near "The Hickory Tavern" with his parinto the ents and their family. and arriving there late at night. the capitol of the County of Hunterdon. May 6. Abbott Fleming. he slept in the woods. with a He was about six foot. got where Tylee ought to be. The house was filled. but in searching for a place to stay over night. and one Sunday we went with him in his phaeton about six miles and into Michigan. who hold his memory very dear. five miles from Lima and six miles from emigrating to the West. born on the 25th of November. land office in the new country. and some from New Jersey. There was one piece of land left near Tylee. Part of his history has been given at intervals throughout this book. weighed about one hundred sixty pounds. His big straw hat and red handkerchief Sturgis. they could not find him. where he continued his study and labor on the farm and learned the trade of stone mason. slept on a board in the yard. great deal of positive force in him.

Dickinson. As a reminder of the past and a joy for the present. R. and wives. Mr. By order of a committee of friends. of Michigan. The country was then new. May They 6. Our old friends John Smith and A. W. which was well received by the people. where we were introduced to many old acquaintances. of Wolcottville.. . Mr. let as many of their friends. ent. He has attended hundreds of funerals. Keith. In 1841 they made F. Here a sumptious dinner awaited us. For almost a half century they have lived on the a profession of religion and in 1843 he commenced as a pioneer preacher of the gospel. so we took a seat in his carriage behind his fine sorrels and passed out of the village and thence to Elder Fleming's. T. Corry Bros. There will be no cards issued. The occasion was very enjoyable. Hon. of Van Buren. The bride and groom (Elder Fleming and wife) Mr.g6 Family Genealogy. S. on Friday. 1887. so all come and have a good time.. he placed on the floor of the little platform. E. Signed J. N. come to their home and have an old fashioned reunion and basket picnic. After the service the people renewed their acquaintance and lingered about the building for fully half an hour. Gainard ushered us into the room. Slack and wife. Rowles and wife and many others too numerous to mention. D. Bloss and wife. old and young as can. Williams called for us to accompany him to attend the golden wedding of Elder Fleming. of Greenwich. about forty-four years." < <. the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage. among whom we will mention Elder Blanchard. Balyeat of Bloomfield. Davis of Newburg. J. (Greenwich between Bloomsbury and Phillipsburg). Mr. Newman and wife. P. About eighty in all were present and your humble servant had the honor of being the oldest one. D. M. and his labors extended over a large portion of central northern Indiana and southern MichA portion of the field he has occupied until the presigan. H. Chairman. between Orland and White Pigeon. were married by D. same farm. Junkin. this description of his Golden Wedding: From we copy Fifty years ago Elder Abbott Fleming and wife imigrated to this county and settled in the northwest corner of Lima township. Another account from same paper: Hon. He preached in a forcible and eloquent manner. the Journal and Messenger" of Cincinnati. Taylor and wife.

Fleming. his ministerial life of over fifty years he preached at many hundred funerals. substantial and ornamental. During a revival meeting at Van Buren he was regenerated and afterwards was baptised in the Pigeon River. Indeed his face was steadfastly set against temperance man. Being a man of strong conviction and also being fearless in advocating his principles. useful. to the amount of about ninety dollars. He enjoyed the entire confidence of his neighbors and as a result during the prime of his life settled a vast number of estates. He . 1837. At the age of twenty-four he was married to Miss Margaret Semple. lived. in January. They arrived at La Grange County. whatever he regarded as politically. Fleming was a brick and stone mason and by hard and rigid economy soon succeeded in establishing a home. Blanchard and others". J. This obituary notice is clipped from the Public Press: Elder A. He was rigidly honest and there was no hypocrisy in his nature. About two weeks after their marriage the }^oung couple started to the far West to State of Indiana. and did everything in his power to He was always a strong hasten the day of their liberation. < <- gj Another newspaper account says: Presents were brought in beyond anticipation. Elizabeth Lawson.The Fleming Family. besides being for many years pastor of the In the course of Baptist Church at Lima and Van Buren. Mr. cloth and china. in the month of June. 1843. he had much to do in shaping public opinions and the history of the community in seek their fortune in the new which he was always philanthropic and did much to alleviate the sufferings of the needy about him. He gave careful supervision to his farm and earnestly applied his trade. He early espoused the cause of the colored slave. Remarks made by Elder C. at the same time preached the gospel acceptably to the people in various places. 1813. born at Oxford Furnace in Sussex now Warren County. besides marrying over a thousand personsHe was especially and particularly a scriptural preacher. a Scotch lassie. He was loyal to the bible and to his opinions. silver. wood. two years his junior. My mother. He was ever ready to speak and pray whenever occasion demanded. It was apparent that he was fitted for a wider unsefulness and his church gave him a license to preach. in gold. November 25. and Aunt Clarissa Harvey attended the golden wedding and report that it was a very happy occasion and there was a great crowd present. was outspoken against their wrongs.. N. H. socially or morally wrong.

They were baptised in where they yet reside. from the text: am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have comF. he went south and left me behind. His grandson. until 1855. during which he manifested the utmost patience. "Elder A. T. voting the abolition ticket when I could find one. N.. preached an appropriate funeral I know whom I have believed. Fleming. and what he said was appropriate. of Readington." Abbott The inscription on his tombstone at Lima. Shortly after emigrated to Indiana and settled in the forest at Lima. umph was complete. Pigeon River. January. A vast concourse of people were present. 1842. because as he told her he did not believe in being called Reverend as it was blasphemy. . F. who is in quite feeble health. D. E. by Rev. manifesting earnest thought and warmth of sympathy. near Glasgow. born in Oxford. Orin. Hart. Amy Leonard. with the exception of the date of his death. 1815. David Leighton (adopted child)." 'The last Elder Abbott Fleming once said in a letter: Democratic President I voted for was James K. of Jutehe never failed to see them all. which were delightful visits and always remembered. They were married in GreenScotland. as the name occurred but once in the bible as "Holy and Reverend is his Name" III Psalms 9th Verse. So I stood almost alone. 1813. born in Straw Haven. 1894. J. His mind was clear to the end. 25. J. Junkin. November Margaret Semple. Ind: He Fleming." mitted unto him against that day. relates that after he had made the rounds he would say: "He had left them done up well"." The above. January 23.q8 Family Genealogy. his only son William. died January 23. November 16. wich. grandson Orin and Mrs. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Lima. In his journeys East among his old acquaintances and relatives.. a Baptist minister more than 40 years. 1833. After a lingering illness of many weeks. D. he quietly and peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. in 1884. his pastor. May 6. Miss Jane Fleming. Mrs. Warren County. 1894. The Rev. was written by himself. land. on the 26th of January. N. leaves to mourn the wife of his youth. W. I went to Indianapolis to help make the Republican Party and have voted with them since. Polk. informs me that Abbott was called Elder rather than Reverend or Minister. and sermon. besides many minHis final triisters of his own and other denominations.

who was the mother of his only child. about 1720. son of Malcolm. Mary. A few years before his death. he moved to Indiana and settled on a farm County. La Grange Baptist minister and preached for more than forty years. he moved to the village of Lima. He was reared on his father's farm and passed the whole of his life in Lima township. THOMAS FLEMING. She died December 17. 1869. there in the same place until he came to America in 1751. He married there. Shortly. He was a yeoman and lived he was an orphan before 1730. November 16. and one of the four brothers who settled in New Jersey. After his marriage in 1837. Northern Ireland. May 6.The Fleming Family. Fleming. completed a three year college course. ScotTo them was born one son. engaged in agricultural pursuits. in We know Ulster Province. in the parish of Derrylorain. 1903. born married. 1903. is Children: Helen. where he died January 23. Indiana. Orin A. After his apprenticeship he engaged in business for himself. Thomas Fleming. to Mary J. only son of above William Fleming. in Cookstown. Orin has this year. In May.. His second wife was Mary A. to Lima village. Howard. Ind. He became a in Lima township. He was married January 8. and they adopted a daughter. he married Miss Margaret Semple. and both were members of that church. son of Abbott Fleming was born in Lima township. When about seventeen years of age he begun working at the stone mason and plasterer's trade. who was born there in the same parish and lived there until she came to America with her husband. 1894. born near Glasgow. William. (at 24 years of age). Fleming. Craig. 1899. THE FIRST. was born near Cookstown. Both Thomas Fleming and his wife. and Margaret. which I repeat here in his own language: Abbott Fleming was brought up on a farm. His wife died June 29. Mary his wife. 1837. Orin August 2. resides at Lima. 1815. 99 has kindly sent me an account of his life with that of Abbott's descendants. A. September 3. born February 26. County of Tyrone. William Fleming. 1897. . Elizabeth J. 1838. In 1890 he retired from active labor on the farm and moved He died April 26. 1895. land. 1863. La Grange County. were baptised in the Presbyterian church on the Loy hill.

and of horses and cattle. and 1773 gave them a release that they had performed their part of the agreement by giving him proper schooling. receipt given him: ' Received of Thomas Flemen. He was collector of the pastor's salary also in 177 1 as shown by the order quoted elsewhere. This receipt is the one with the names of the three brothers given in full under William. paid 6s. Henry Jones became bound unto Thomas and Mary his wife for thirteen years. five shillings. The Rev.IO o Family Genealogy. as collected by him as collector for salary of Rev. We suppose that all three of these brothers settled at once near Bethlehem Presbyterian church. sales of wheat and grain and butter.6. he also paid his share of salary of "John Hana. 1761. 1760." Here is a copy. was in full communion.. and his brother. " In January 4. company with his brother. Thomas removed from Bethlehem to Vienna in Sussex County. One receipt shows that April 13." In 176? he paid his share of salary in same sum and same year. and several cousins. John Hanna for one year. (now Warren County). 6. first. d. J. Bethlehem. was of great use in it. In 1783. In June. in where. first. Fleming." In 1767 he paid one pound. Hanna salary. For the breast-work of ye gallery and sum other charge belonging to ye meeting house. being in full for this year salary. in Bethlehem township. John Hanna was the pastor of Bethlehem Church. 1783. served . dated from 1755 to 1776. active and influential member of the Presbyterian church at Bethlehem and served as an elder. John Hanna. now in hands of Elisha M. 1766. of Belvidere. William Fleming. of Thomas Fleming. and wife. These are to certify that ye Thomas Fleming. 1783. in which he signed the receipts as "Thomas Flemen" and in 1764 he paid ten shillings on salary of Mr. (Signed). vendue purchase of cradle and stack of straw. James Bigger. they were both properly dismissed by regular letters authorized by the session and also with a letter of character signed by the Deacons. as is shown by blacksmith accounts. about twenty miles north of his old home. June 9. 175 1. He had been since his coming an ardent. the sum of ten shillings and ten pence for Mr. N. where he settled on a tract of land containing fourteen hundred acres. New Jersey. « "May «. he paid over £. He was also collector in 1763. the bearer hereof lived many years in my society. first. Hunterdon County. Andrew Fleming. He was given this letter of dismissal: 27. J. N. both of which are given in full elseThey came to America in the summer of 1751. s 14. Received by me.

I give my bed and furniture to my grandchild. my last will and testament. twenty pounds. thanks be given unto God. Thomas and James. one cow which was brought to this place a heifer.The Fleming Family. James Fleming. of the County of Sussex and township of Independence and State of New Jersey. being very sick and weak in body. And as touching such worldy estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life. Thomas Lake." in township of Independence. . as an elder. Francis McShane. Item. He left this quaint will which exhibits the deep religious character of his mind: God. John Hanna. James. And further I give to my son. And further. Andrew VanWhy. and township of Independence. I give to my well beloved son. I also give to my beloved son. IOI and free of all public scandal known to me V Signed. 1874. the sum of eighty pounds. to be raised and paid out of my estate by my son James. Margaret Fleming. William Gano. And further I will and bequeath to my two sons.Meadows. Thomas moved to Vienna or Hackettsville in 1783. nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. and is buried in Hackettsville Churchyard. That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it. but of perfect mind and memory. and my body. It is in the Pequest river valley and just south of the "Great or Pequest. use free. whom I likewise make and ordain with his brother. Thomas Fleming. He died there before August. I recommend to In the of < <i name the earth. This is near Danville and about fifteen miles west of Belvidere. my sole executors of this. Thomas Fleming. Each of the brothers to pay their own debts and enjoy their own crops that they now have growing. Thomas Fleming. one brown colt. etc. all my fast estate lying and being in the County of Sussex. Mary VanWhy. I. my last will and testament. at the discretion of my executors. said legacies to be paid within ten years after the date hereof. I give. Also to my daughter. then called Cumminstown. I give to James. Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this. one certain horse known by the name of Juniper". to be buried in decent Christian burial. devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form: First. I also give to my son-in-law. Amen.

All wills were then recorded in State Capital at Trenton. and his good wife Mary is not named in the will. Signed. she may have died in Bethlehem. second. When Thomas. legacies. N. and proven August 17. And I do hereby utterly disallow. Signed. Thomas Fleming. Their children were: born October 24. First. a large landowner and influential farmer in what is now town of Hope and Independence. revoke and disannul all and every other former testament. Margaret Fleming. and James were operating his farm. There is still one an Elder in the session. sealed and pronounced and declared by the said Thomas Fleming as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names.102 Family Genealogy. bequests and executors by me in anywise before named. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of September. October 24. second. Daniel Stockton. He lived there all his life. willed and bequeathed. 1753 and baptised in that church. 2. ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. wills. He was an ardent Presbyterian and an Elder in the Hackettstown Presbyterian church. She had three children and the third was born in 1756. Thomas had only been in Vienna three months when he made his will. and resided there with his father until the family moved to Vienna. Thomas Fleming. Second. New Jersey. 1783. second. J. when he moved with them and operated the farm with his brother James." Will recorded in Burlington County. said to have been born in Ireland in 1750. in Hunterdon County. Daniel me by my mother deceased. and probably died there a number of years before. in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three. 1756. prior to September 8.. While Thomas. he Thomas Fleming. He was one of the first Elders and his sons and grandsons have been since. Mary Van Why. who was married to Andrew Van Why and had a daughter. as the records show. 3. a certain legacy left to and owing thereon. James Fleming born September 2. 1. 1753. lived in Bethlehem. 1784.?. Signed. . all due McCracken. born at Bethlehem. died his son Thomas.

near Danville. 3." He died March 4? 1829. born 8. on May 19. Fleming. married. Grace Fleming. He occupied one of his father's farms in what is now Hope township. Warren County. 1787. third. Maria. 6. (c) Robert. 1797. born January 19. 1791. Moses Hays Fleming. 1781. son of Thomas. daughter of Nathaniel Bacon. Moved to Ohio. Thomas Fleming. Achsa Fleming. 5. born August 28." born August 17. John Hayes Fleming. Aaron Flem7. at 75 years of age and was buried in the Presbyterian churchyard at Danville. married. 1803. David Fleming born November 21. second. 1781. son of Thomas. 1795. 2. ' David Fleming. In 1820 he paid $7. except Aaron. has daughter. 1838. 10. Children: 1. third. where she settled her children on their land she servation. He . 1776. Alexander B. (a) (b) John. ing. in same row with his fathers. He died March 27. 2. aged seventy-eight. (d)) Roxena. James Fleming. had children: Luke. aged 45 years. 1789. now Warren County. died 1799. who was at the battle of Trenton. 1800. born September 9. was born in town of Independence. Married Nathan Parks. Josiah 3. Her father gave material aid to the British for which he received a tract of land in Canada.00 on salary due last year. born November 21.The Fleming Family. (e) Albertine. 10 ^ entered the war of the Revolution and was with Washington In 1817 Thomas as a memat the crossing of the Delaware. one of the heroic band who with Washington crossed the Delaware on the 25th of December. 1759 and died February 15. Married Robert Bounds. Robert Fleming. 4. 1826. 4.00 for his "seat" and in 1818 he paid $5. John Fleming. October 30. Fleming. The old stone farm house is still standing in a good state of premarried Eunice. born October 16.. died at 16 years of age. J. N. 1783. and conquered the British and Hessians His wife was Mary Hays. Miriam Fleming. and Mary Hays Fleming. 1785. second and Mary (Hays). married. ber of Hackettstown Presbyterian church paid $13. J. Thomas Fleming. and lies buried in the Danville churchyard.00 on salary and 1819 the same. 9. In 1830 Eunice Fleming left Danville with her family. 1785. born December 28. born May 19. born June 7. The inscription on his tombstone reads: "Here lies N. Children: 1. Alexander Beatty Fleming. born November 19. for Canada. the remains of a soldier of the Revolution.

born November 23. died June 17. (e) John. 1897. 1854. Thomas and Eunice Fleming. 8. Children: (a) Achsa. Zena. Mark Fleming. N.104 Family Genealogy. 1895. Francis. born April 21. in Sussex. of . married Armstrong. August 27.. Canada. had children: (a) Charles. married John Forrester. (B) Arthur. had two daughters. November 27. F. they reside at Danville. 3. who married and has one child. 10. had children: (a) Mark. (e) Aaron. of Vienna. (D) Ann. daughter born July 10. Charles Fleming. Ontario. Carr. 1849. and died August 16. 1844. resides at Paris. now Warren County. dead. unmarried. Fleming. married Emma Warner. Eliza F. 9. (c) Asa. She died in Dumfries. had five children. Forrester. (b) John. aged 70 years. born July 16. 1838. resides in 7. married John R. 2. died at 21 years of age. Canada. Mich. March 29. Their children: 1. born in Hope township. Aaron Lance Fleming. married Hunt. 4. Collingwood. Alfred Fleming. 6. John H. Canada. (d) Eunice. January 8. 1842. of Lowell. Ontario. married Merrell. entered the ministry and became a great power for good. (c) Almira. (f) Charles. married. Mark F. reside at Vienna.. (b) Harry. born December 23. reside at Hackettstown. daughters. and has one child. Achsa Fleming.. Canada. Achsa. unmarried. (c) Clarinda. Children: 1. was married and had two 5. N. (C) Lois. of Brantford. married Burnett. 4. dead. June 21. who has a large family. 1840. Mena.. J. married J. N. had two daughters. has children: (a) Eliza F. who married and has one child. no children. Archibald Fleming had a large family. 181 1. J. inherited from her father. born June 22. are grandchildren of Mary Jane Fleming. Mary Jane married Dennis Thompson. had children: (a) Egerton. who married. born 3. born December 26. had a large family. have one son Lewis Merrell. 1892. married and has one daughter. John Forrester. 1836. and had children: (A) Esther Burnett. (c) Eunice. (b) Alfred. he married. J. C. (b) Maria Fleming. Fleming. (b) William dead. Armstrong. 2. 18 15. J. N. 1893. Ann Fleming. Fleming is dead. Fleming. 1891. (d) Achsa. Emma and Nettie Thompson. Cynthia.

born September 21. before the justice courts. He was in full sympathy with the Union cause and gave liberally of his time and money to raise volunteers. Aaron was a fearexcept John. out and improved the land and each sold out his portion of the joint inheritance to him when he reached his majority. as a man of superior judgment. J. January 8th. and was justly one of the most He was a liberal supporter of popular men of his vicinity. and was buried in the family lot at Danville. aged 56 years. Angeline. Their children: 1. who entered the ministry. manhood and was frequently employed in a legal capacity He was one of the representative. aged 25. founded by his ancestors. Hope He enjoyed the benefit of a township. He was married to Elizabeth Deats.The Fleming Family. and lies buried in the Union Cemetery in Danville. 2. N. aged 8 months and 17 days. three times to Canada before it was convenient to travel by rail. and Eunice (Bacon) was born on the paternal farm at Danville. 105 third. when the family inherited their portion of Aaron rented land from his grand father's estate by will. he drove his own conveyance over the perilous roads. In 1830 he rented a grist mill at Johnsonburg. of strict integrity. common school education and remained under the parental roof until 1829. Hester A.. 181 1. He was recognized leading agriculturists of the township. in 1832. but finding it too much exposure for his health he gave up the roads in the early fifties. who died December 13. progressive and liberal in his views. He subsequently added to this inheritance until it numbered His brothers were all farmers over two hundred acres. J. but always speculated in stock that he could buy been a Democrat from his birth and was actively idenified with the purposes and movements of that party. where the Indian frequently crossed his track. Aaron Lance Fleming. He died February 14. and met with great success. He has filled the various county and township offices and was postmaster at Townsburg a number of He acquired some knowledge of law in his early years. 1838. less traveler. the various benevolent and philanthropic enterprises of the day. and employed a miller. 1833. and carted the feedand flour and other products to Newark and New York. principally sheep from Ohio. She died April 18. of Hope township. Warren County. 1834. married and sell in his own locality. In later years he engaged in driving stock from the west. 1867. N. son or Thomas. J. Fleming. He had . and a member of the Presbyterian Church at Danville. N.

Smith of Waterloo. N. N. who is dead. .. N. 1841. (b) Ida Bulgin. born October 19. Townsbury. St. married Albertson. of Washington. Weller. and No. dead. wno died in 1900. 1836. (b) Mertie Anna Yeomans. and second. Pa. Her children are Florence and Grace Price. Y. Their children: (a) Dr. Metier in 1873. W. Main St. H. married William Linaberry. Robert Ayers. residing at No. J. City. in winter. born May 30. died August 1. she resides at Y. is a farmer in Shicsling or Plymouth. J.106 Family Genealogy. married Their son Aaron N. City. N. 1846.. second husband she married 3. resides at Hope town8. 17 days. of Vienna. telegraph operator at Washington... Yeomans. For F. City. Pa. born May 1st. Their children were: (a) Aaron F.. She died May 16. telegraph operator at Easton. She resides at 95 N. New York 6. Cook. and is a member of the Daughters of American Revolution. Fleming is a clerk in Blairstown. Danville. N. of Chapman Quarries. Their children are Robert C. both are dead. in 1885. J. 1890. aged 78 years. Lewis C. Phillipsburg. where she resides in summer.. Their children are: (a) Eugene L. 7. married Samuel C. in New York 5. J. and was buried in the Union Cemetery. 1848. N. Fleming. Warren County. 18th N. N. Wm. Frank Clark Yeomans. She was born February 27. She married first. N. Eliza Caroline Fleming. on the old homestead. 1844. of Chapman Quarries. 303 West 18th St. Children: 1812. born November 9. N. of New York City. S. born November 19. Cooper Linaberry. in Aaron Lance Fleming married again 1840 to Ann Selina E. Brooklyn. Y. Fleming. His children: (a) Harvey Fleming is a clerk in New York City. Pa. J.. married Price. (c) Mary Carolyn Yeomans is a teacher in New York City. N. Jr. (b) M. 303 W. Smith. Bulgin. (b) Jacob H. A. Burnett. Fleming. 1892. Eunice E. Pa. born October 2. Yeomans is a musician 4. married Chapman. and Eleanor S. J. a printer of Brooklyn. Fleming. Fleming. J. Chapman. Chapman. Y. N. Thomas Bulgin. Linaberry. Delphiena M.. 1842. . J. and now a widow. (e) Fred B. J. (d) Grace C. 2 months. She resides in Brooklyn. his present address. (d) Harry Martin Yeomans is a clerk in New York City." Fleming. of Freelinghuysen. who is Henry St. Mary J. married M.

and his wife. Mark L. N. harness dealer of Clinton. Conn. Aaron L. Their children: (a) Augustus Young. died April 20. Aimer. B. J. Robert Bounds. Mary Mae a daughter Ruth AlbertFleming. 1822. of Thomas (Hays). of Danville. Their children: Jacob Albert. W. Harriet J. J. January 13. born March 1. born February 3. J. B. a telegraph operator located at New Haven. 1822. Van Natta.. 1818. second. resides at Hebron. born in Danville. ship. Conn. 1814. 2. 11. Fleming. Jr. of Petersburg. in charge of Bellevue 10. Has Aletha W. of Hackettstown. Aimer. Thomas. Smith. daughter. Their children: 1. N. Natta. Caroline Fleming. 5. 1791. N.The Fleming Family. 1881. 1850. married to E. 1857. George Florida Bonds. of Danville.. Conn. born October 16. his son L. (b) Bertha B. Fleming. September 9. 1877. 7. (c) Renby Fleming. (b) Dr. married Mercy S. born October 29. Young. resides in Hackettstown. Hospital. Fleming. N. son of H. residence New Haven. 1856. (c) son. Linsley Bounds. N. Warren County. (b) Aletha F. 1 797. New York City. is an electrician at New Haven. Bounds. who was born in Jackson Valley. 9. Charles Fleming Albert. born October. Bounds. married De Witt R. their presentaddress. 1888. died April 3. J. and Mary and died Jul}' 19. born 4. his children: (a) J. Preston Fleming. Fleming. 1815. Fleming. J. who died June 1. Fleming. 1899. J. born December 17. 1873. Hannah Thatcher. son of . J. Aimer. September 12. 1852. born April 25. Miriam Fleming. J. Warren County. Lucinda 6. Moses H. died January 5. Achsa Ann Albert. N. Andrew Jackson Bounds. died April 15. Harvey Fleming. second and Mary (Hays). J.. N. 1825. 1881. Lizzie Fleming. No children have been born to Aletha (Aimer) Van 1883. is a clerk in Hackettstown. Their children: (a) Ada A. Warren County. died April 11. David Fleming Bounds. 2. 10. 3. born November 13. born August 12. Van Natta (born same place and died March 1894). She married Robert Bounds. resides in Townsbury. H. 1812. Their children: married Wesley Fleming. F. N. Their children: 1. born October 30. died October 10. I0 7 Warren County... J. married E. Young. 1820. Ohio. Margaret Runyon. Ellen Charles Josephine Albert. N. N. married John Albert..

of Amwell. 1820. and $5. J. 1756.00 on salary. On June 28. James paid $^.00 in First Presbyterian Church. in Hackettstown. N. and June 29. who married Jayne. and was one of the trustees of the church. and January 2. 6. George Cook. In 1819 he was also collector and his papers show his collections for salary.00 "due on salary.. He was a farmer.00 on salary and in February. and dealt in its products. James Fleming.00 inSeptember. Grant Henry. He married Elizabeth Coryell. 1806. James made apple whiskey at his cider mill. was born September 2." Among the sums named to collect and which are marked paid by himself on the order. two cider presses.00 in November/ August. Flomerfelt.00 and November 6. 1818. N. paid $7." and in those dates paid respectively $10.00 on salary due last year.. married Zachariah 4. Child: Edith. In December Thomas paid $5. Their children: Neurella C. 8. John Clark Flomerfelt. Ella Henry. on the first day of January. second. N. Ellen Mary Fleming. J. J. 1819. James Fleming subscribed $25. Cook. By another indenture the same James Fleming on the 4th day of May. son Thomas.. N. Cook.00. 1819. James Fleming was then of the township of Independence. their children are: Ellerson Fleming Flomerfelt. 1818. 1822.00 of first. October. Florence Henry. married Charles Cook. Richard A. Cook. married Jacob Henry.. James Fleming bought Pew 66. and James Fleming paid $3. in the County of Sussex. were: $13. Thomas paid $5.00. Both sons are dead. in 1 783. dead. "for building church at Hackettstown. August 18 18. James Fleming was collector of "some dues on their seats in Hackettstown Church. in Bethlehem.00 in full for same. C. Achsa Jane Fleming.00. Thomas Fleming 1819. James Fleming paid $7. in Hunterdon County. Jr. James Fleming paid $4. bought for $25. Josephine W. 1822.00. daughter of John. 1819.00 and $15. 37 in the First Presbyterian Church at Hackettstown. 1827. $7. Fleming married Elmer Dennis. 1825. children: John Ellsworth Cook. Elmer H. J." "due the trus- Thomas Fleming paid . J. Josephine Irene Fleming reside in Danville. Lorella M. one-third of pew No." May 1st.108 Family Genealogy. By signed and sealed indentures. 5. he bought of his brother Thomas Fleming.88. for $75. per barrel. James paid $4. Henry is married to Moore. 1820. which he sold at $25.00. for 1817. They were worth $50. N. Joseph Fleury Cook.00.

Harvey Fleming. 5. Has lived at Belvidere forty years. Fleming. J. 1808. married Mattock. 1794. 1798. was born resides at Belvidere. Fleming. 472. Harvey born October. Margaret Mattock. in Independence. John Coryell. born January. his son." The Fleming Family. Married Mr. was born January. To his daughter. died in infancy. He . To his son John C. inline of Thomas. died January. 22. p. 1801. 1793. His children were: 1. William A. which we synopsise as follows: 1. resided in Independence township. born January. born August 1796. $450. died in infancy. His granddaughter. died March. 5. Fleming. 1878. one feather bed and bedstead. J. Came from Vienna. Warren County. died April. Sarah. 6. died March 1877. 6.00. 4. John C. says he never tasted liquor of any kind and prided himself on it. Fleming the house and lot of land 3. Mary Ann Fleming. Emanuel C. John C. To his wife Elizabeth Fleming. N. tees of the first First Presbyterian IQ 9 at Church Hackettstown. 7. was to pay the legacies. Also $500. 1793. 1876. of Belvidere. with clothing for the To her and heirs. Fleming. also two feather beds and bedding. at twenty-two years of age and followed it up to 1869. deceased. where he now lives in Danville with the out buildings thereon. $450. Mary Matilda Fleming. 7. James H. Amanda H. twins.00. son first. Elisha M. $500. died 1818. 8. Had followed manufacturing all his life. Nancy Fleming. same. Fleming. Commenced bending wagon material at Vienna. 1. learned carpenter's trade. 8. His will executed March 3. 10. Mattock. land in Amwell. To his daughter. all his claim to one-sixth part 2. his son. Warren County. 4. James or Thomas H. Fleming. To his daughter Amelia Mattock. born August. 1881. Warren County.00.. 2. N. Was brought up on a farm.00 and two cows. Margaret Nancy. born December. born December. Fleming. 1808. Hunterdon County. Warren County forty-two years ago.. of John C.. that descended to said wife b}^ will of her late father. 1830. Mary. His children were: Elisha M. recorded Book Wills. Elisha M. except now is an insurance agent at seventy-four years of age. son of James and Elizabeth Fleming. James Fleming died 1840. Fleming. $6. 1803. N. J. 3. To 9. Harvey Fleming. Margaret M. Amelia born July. Vol. the farm he lives on with all the buildings as well as those I now occupy. and all the furniture in his house.

who then resided on the land in Pequest Valley." The following. claim and demand. 1802. and Thomas. the said Thomas and William Family Genealogy. 1802. between William Fleming. their father. Junior. and Elizabeth his wife.. N. Elizabeth Fleming.. Ireland. from which we infer that he moved onto his lands. paid by the said Thomas Fleming Senior. Senior. John Hanna of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church. THE FIRST. for a payment on the salary of Rev. Hunterdon County. of Oxford township. ANDREW FLEMING.. 29th of February. early in 1700. purchased in 1768. between William Fleming and Thomas Fleming Junior. and now in the actual possession of them. who died before 1888. D. N. He is not mentioned in the order given for a similar collection in March 29. of in and to a certain plantation and tract of land. J. in Warren County. and Thomas Fleming. property. J. was born in parish of Derryloran. of the one part. for and in consideration of the sum of $1. N. of the other part. by his grandsons William and Thomas. April 17. He is mentioned in a receipt given by William. and Catherine his wife. Sussex County. between The following quit claim deed was made in 1768 and 177 1. near his brothers.66. in the County of Sussex. and State of New . who is unmarried and keeps house with her father in Belvidere. N. and is supposed to have come to America with his brother William. which they hold as the heirs. town of Independence. A. first. confirmed the above quit claim. their grandfather. J. and Thomas Fleming. Witnesseth: that the said William Fleming. hath sold unto the said Thomas Fleming. of Andrew Fleming. Memorandum of agreement. 1803. of the township of Independence. and State of New Jersey. in the County of Sussex. containing 220 acres and 44 perches. copied in another place herein. J. 1771. in 185 1 and settled in Bethlehem township. situated in the township of Independence. Sr. Tyrone County. Junior.. made September 21. in the County aforesaid. first. to his son Thomas. more formal warranty deed. and legal descendants. Andrew Fleming. 1767. late of Independence. interest. all their right. His children: Charles Fleming. of the township of Independence.. Jr.106. aforesaid deceased. first. made April 1st. Senior.. and is copied as it discloses the family history: This Indenture. 1826. aforesaid. the first. and Thomas Fleming.

of seventy-three acres and seventy perches. containing 146^ acres of land. who lived in Oxford township. 3. to them in hand paid by the said Thomas Fleming. was married in Ireland. of a tract of two hundred and twenty-three acres and forty-four perches. Sussex (now Warren) County in 1802. agreeable to the last will and testament of said deceased. Junior. who lived in other part. 2. purchased of Andrew Fleming. situate on the north side of the Pequest. Senior. consideration 190 pounds. grandfather of said William and Thomas Fleming. Junior. subject however during her life to the claim of Jane Fleming. possessed of two hundred twentythree acres of land." the 8th of June. 1768. These sons first... In witness. J. Sr. of the one part. all that tract. and Thomas Fleming. aforesaid. N. of the Township of Oxford. the parties to these presents. purchased the interest of his sons in their grandfather Andrew's estate in that year. of said County of Sussex. in township Independence. deceased. or piece of land. of deeds. have hereunto set their hands and seals. and daughter of said Andrew Fleming deceased. of the That the said William Fleming and Catharine his wife. son of Andrew the who . whereof. being part. allotted as the share of Andrew Fleming. in Jersey. 106. Book M. is recorded in Sussex. with the grantors hereof. aforesaid. Thomas Fleming Senior. page 378. grantors to these presents. and Thomas Fleming. (and their share). bounded as follows: Beginning at a maple tree standing on the northwest bank of the Pequest. first. purchased by Andrew Fleming. Thomas Fleming. and County of Sussex. the day and year first above written. brother and joint heir. as appears by deed dated November 8. His children were: 1. and was a man of some fortune. and his children were all born in Bethlehem. Sarah Fleming. We suppose Andrew. Witnesseth: On Independence in 1803. late high sheriff. Senior. of Jacob Sturn. in 1802-1803. 1802. for and in consideration of the sum of $i. and that he died in Independence township. containing seventy-three acres and seventy perches. Jane Fleming. and Elizabeth his wife. (now Warren) County. and is the east corner of the tract. the lot mentioned above. The above deed of April.The Fleming Family. Thomas Fleming. of the grantors. 1803. late of Independence township. lived in Oxford.

William and Thomas Jr. Morris had a child Rachel. all were Andrew. had sold as shown in above deeds. William Fleming. about 1820 pounds ($950). N. prior to 1803. who married. of The . in Independence. formally called.. 7 months. and her brother. (e). May 10. . 1802. "Genealogical sketch of Col. and gave name of Fleming to a town of Cayuga Count}'. His long and busy life was was closed. 3. William Paterson. Thomas Lowrey and Esther Fleming his wife. at his home in Milford. We suppose he was an old man. told the author. Y. of Flemington: 'Thomas Lowrey was born in* Ireland. that his aunt Nancy Fleming.Mary Fleming. came to America when he was ten years old. seventy-three acres and seventy perches of land. born 1828. John Flemas some letters mention this. for 190 He lived for a number of years. Y. " by Henry Race. Thomas was brought up under the supervision of his kind hearted L^ncle Paterson. (a). first. N. 2. moved into Yates County. He died suddenly. at Kingwood. He with his widowed mother. Jr. He to 1824. N. fatherof Gov. in Oxford township. Catherine Fleming. of Belvidere. "old stone". (f). and had one daughter.: 112 Family Genealogy. on his grandfather Andrew's estate. and was buried in the cemetery belonging to the Presbyterian Church. The relation of the Bethlehem Flemings is discussed elsewhere in From pamphlet. 1827. then children of whom Thomas i. of Oxford Furnace. in Independence. this book. before 1803. Their address was Barrington. in Independence. Elisha M. Mersey Fleming. Sr. when he Andrew Fleming. who married. ing. and 1824. from his grandfather Andrew Fleming the first. SAMUEL FLEMING OF FLEMINGTON. (d). of Flemington was a brother to her grandfather. He had a son. aged 72 years. D. and a son Levi. or earlier. and educated by him. when he moved into Yates County.. September 3. born about 18 15. A horizontal memorial stone with appropriate inscription marks his grave . lived with his wife Elizabeth. M. Elizabeth Fleming. Thomas. to his father Thomas. lived on the property. which he sold 8th of June. married Catharine and with her lived in Independence township. 1739. (g).. married Rachel Bunnell. November 10. Thomas Fleming. with William Fleming. Sr. Thomas Paterson. Ellen Fleming. said that Samuel Fleming. J. (c). Also daughters: (b).. i860. Anna Fleming. was married. Fleming.

born. Mrs.408. Thomas Lowrey. Elizabeth Fleming. 1754. and was the second daughter of Samuel Fleming and Esther Mounier. Charles Cox. wife of Col. N. which had left their native land to escape the papal persecution. had a beautiful and lasting influence on the mind and character of Mrs. 1797. born. and died. and those with whom she associated at Trenton. Mrs." Samuel Fleming was born April 2. collected $15. 5Fleming. and other places. 1752. his wife. The people whom she called around her at her home. 1756. J. December 29. 2. The date of his emigration we have not been able to ascertain. She was courteous and ladylike in deportment. born. March 22. and Mrs. 1741. 17 14. in Amwell. in 1746. John Hanna. 3. Isabella Fleming. Esther Fleming. New Jersey. for the relief of the soldiers. to cooperate with committees in other counties. belonged to a family of French Hugenots. his wife. he bought in Amwell. Lowrey was chosen as one of a committee of ten. 8. 6. They had ten children: 1. Esther Lowrey. July 6.. "Esther Fleming was brought up by a pious and intelligent mother. and still stands in Flemington. born December 24. April 15. 1745. 1707. refinement. Lowrey was a person of amiability and her daughter. Samuel Fleming. 113 born. . Alexander Fleming. John Hanna. married John Servoss. J. a house which has weathered the storms of 147 years. born. Mary Fleming. 1743. 1756. born September 25. 1739. as the records show Samuel Fleming was licensed by the Court to keep a hotel or public inn. December 11. Esther Mounier. died October William Fleming. married Col. 13. was born. 1814. In 1780 when the American army was suffering from a great scarcity of supplies. the county seat of Hunterdon County. married Timothy Wood. 7. 1739. June n. 10. Lowrey. was April 15. 9. March 27. born April 4. Charles Fleming. February 10. 1759. married George Alexander. Thomas Lowrey. N. 1749. Samuel Fleming. to solicit voluntary conIn twelve days they tributions. married John Sherrerd. with him is incorrect. John Fleming. January 6. born. born 1737. July 27. one year before Lowrey came. wife of Rev. 1790. were among the best class of the period". and died at Flemington. but the statement. of this vicinity. Fleming built on one hundred and five acres of land. Esther Mounier. that he brought the boy. including Mrs. Agnes 4. born April 10. whose example instruction and influence. came to this country from Ireland.The Fleming Family. Hunterdon County.

" Fleming was financially unfortunate. Lowrey was one of the matrons in charge of the reception. at Trenton. N. news came the American army had met a reverse.ii4 In 1 Family Genealogy. one of these girls was Mary. about daybreak. we copy Fleming.. and was a Member of Assembly of New Jersey. October 13. it ing a Around was built Flemington the county seat of Hunterdon County. which included thirteen girls. 1814. who scattered flowers on the pathway. J. Flemkept tavern there. N. J. and the first in the village. N. Lowrey and wife. 789 Mrs. is still standing. in the seventysixth year of her age. daughter of Mrs. and died at Milford. one morning. J. The old house where Fleming lived. Mrs. He was Lieutenant Colonel in the Revolution and held several official positions. Lowrey survived her husband several years. Esther (Fleming) Lowrey. They had eleven children. was remarkable for her amiable and generous quali' ties. and a practical and intelligent It is related that to the village that .. Lowrey. she called out: ''Thomas get up and mount the old mare and ride as fast as you can and find out if the lie is true. and rushing to the chamber door. were devoted the following: patriots during the revolution. woman. dressed in white. Esther's patriotic blood was stirred at the news. of General Washington. From SnelFs History of Hunterdon County. but Lowrey was successful.

where they lived Here their son Thomas. Scotland. was born in the year 1727. Conn. Linlithgow.. Family. John Lawson. on which he lived the remainder of his life. but were shipsettler of wrecked off the coast of Nova Scotia. and lost all their effects. Janet Young..CHAPTER The Lawson II. of William McNall. in 1694. was born in the same place. in the year 1678. JOHN LAWSON. in 1724. is the ancient seat of the Scottish Kings. Young. John Lawson. wife and three children. They found their way to Worcester. . was the first died October 29. 1781. who afterwards a short time. Harvey M. where he bought. is situated in the south part of town. and on born. was born in His wife. Major David Lawson. published in New Haven. It has now about four thousand people. of the Lawsons in Union. where his grandson. John Lawson died November 14. the banks of a lake. Queen Mary was The pretty little town lies along one street. is copied. now in ruins. Union. from that book. afterwards resided. aged 96 years. his wife. from which emigrated. They came to Union in 1728. Mass. Scotland. with three young children. Their daughter Phebe. 1774. when the infant Thomas was six months old. and the information given below. In its famous castle. in 1893. Rev. They came to They this country about 1724. were intending to settle in Pennsylvania. became prominent in Union town. for which he gave a two year old colt. has written much of the history of the Lawson family. Lawson of Union. This is the place. This tract. or synopsized. Janet Linlithgow. in his history of the town of Union. Connecticut. one hundred acres of land. the third FIRST.

Itis probable that James McNall who was the first settler. a township. south of the Horton saw mill. Mass. and its streams flow from its hills. This land bought by John Lawson. was in the south part of the town. bordering on Massachusetts. 1727. at the town expense. in the northeast corner of ConnectiIt is about five miles cut. Wheat was scarce. James is ' Union . The Congregational Society of Union was organized in 1738. so the lower crust of pie was made of rye. Conn. where he went with ox teams. McNall persuaded Lawson to settle in Union. east of the pine forests. At least they both moved from Worcester and were friends. that when John Lawson settled in Union. instead of going to Windsor as he had intended. At the close of the day* it was proposed to offer prayer. they did not know how to season them. beautiful lakes and rivers. market was Providence. The wool or flax was first spun into yarn. rocks and precipices. The cellar hole of the old place can still be seen. McNall. Connecticut river. What he needed was mostly raised. or what to eat with them. and when Deacon Crams was suggested. Thomas. the people of the town of Union. John Lawson moved to town Union. square. Boston or Hartford. as he lived just over the line. He was the third settler. was born in Worcester. 'rum and cider" being provided for the occasion. extensive It is the highest town in the state. in the summer of 1 741. from Worcester. on top of a load of furniture. where the old road turns to the left. and after several years of endeavor. to go to the Major Lawson place. into For the early settler in Union. It white child born in Union. potatoes were just coming into commonuse. It is characterised by high hills and low valleys. and then woven into coarse cloth for family use. built their first meeting house. and the upper crust of wheat flour.n6 Family Genealogy. and a baby when he was brought to Union. There is a tradition.and when his family first tried them. the every border town. called a "bee". just east of the fork in the road. and barter was the rule. The youngest. afterward Captain Thomas Lawson. came in same ship with him. so they tried some honey. November 2. John Lawson brought Three of these children his wife and four children to Union. was in the spring of 1728. from which uncertain position he rolled into the water. It was raised by a great gathering of all the people. of Wm. He had little money. as the emigration wagon was crossing a stream. had been born before coming to this country.

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as he did

McNall objected:

"Deacon Cram must not pray

This meeting house not own a foot of land in the town". stood south of the present meeting house, on a hill now The old meeting house had been in use covered with pines. It had been repaired about the for nearly a hundred years. year 1800 and was said to be still in fairly good condition, when the church abandoned it. Besides desiring a better and more commodious place, in which to worship, the church members, had another reason for building a new edifice. The It was old meeting house was in the hands of the town. built by the town and had been used, not only for church services, but for town meetings, and public gatherings of This must have detracted somewhat from the every sort. The church had no control sacred character of the place. over the building, and could not call their house of worship their own. Hence it was better, in many ways, that they should erect their own building, and have it undisturbed by The old meeting other gatherings, than those for worship. house was forty-five feet long and thirty-five feet wide. It had two doors, one on the east side, and double doors on the


steeple graced




With upward pointing


were far too meek


steeple to desire.

And never

did the welcome tones,

Of Sabbath morning bell, Our humble village worshippers, The hour of worship tell."

The Inside there were three aisles, and three galleries. stairs leading to these, were called on the south side, the "men's stairs", and on the north side, "the women's stairs". The high pulpit was on the north end, and had a big soundThe pews were nearly square and were ing board overhead. There were several in the galleries. twenty-nine in number. The glass of the windows was said to have been imported from England and to have been very clear. The plastering remained white and clean, for there were no stoves in the The people sat through the church, and no chimney. service in the cold winter days, without having the building warmed. Some of the women however, took their foot stoves In these they put some live coals, which gave to church.


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out some heat. It was the custom to stand through the long prayer. And it was long. The subjects of prayer were of great number. Few indeed, were the public events, which were not remembered in the course of the long prayer. The custom of standing during the prayer was continued long after the new meeting house was built. One who remembers it, tells how tired he used to get before it was over, standing first on one foot, then on the other". Deacon Paul Lawson continued the habit of standing during the prayer, as long as he attended church. The singing in the old meeting house was congregational. The psalm was started by a man with a tuning fork. The people sat, always during the singing. There was an officer appointed annually, called the "tything man", whose duty it was to keep order during the service. Men now living can remember how, as boys, they were summoned into church, or if they got uneasy and noisy in the gallery where they sat, were tapped on the head, by the rod of the 'ty thing" man. But with all these peculiarities, as they seem to us now, there was true heart worship, in the old church on the hill. In 1833 the society chose a committee to solicit subscriptions, for a new meeting house, of which Paul Lawson was one; and Robert Lawson and his son David Lawson, offered a tract of land and $50.00, which was not accepted. The new church was built north of the old one. Paul Lawson was one of the building committee. Some members of the Lawson family have been members of the Congregational church ever since it was organized in 1738. Deacon E. N. Lawson, in 1893, was the fifth in line; and his children, the sixth in direct descent from John Lawson, the original settler of the town Union, and a communicant; and in the words of Rev. Geo. Curtis: 'in all the one hundred and fifty years of the history of the church, there has never been a time, when there haslacked a male of the name to stand before the


Lawsons who were admitted to the Congregational society, Christ Church, were John Lawson the original settler and head of the family, and his wife; also, Susannah Lawson, admitted July 5, 18 14; Phebe Lawson, April 30, 1815; Sarah Lawson, wife of David Lawson, July 10, 1815; Paul Lawson, November 20, 1831; Mrs. Lydia Lawson, July 13, 1832; Louisa Lawson, July 4, 1841; Edwin N. Lawson, Esther C. Lawson, November 7, 1858; Harvey M. Lawson, July, 1883; George N. Lawson, Mary E. Lawson, July 4,


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and treasurers of this church, have been, Robert Lawson, from 1816 to 1825, and 1829 to 1830; Paul Lawson from 1842 to 184Q. Attention seems to have been given to educational matters,
the clerks
quite early in the history of the town. The children of the early settlers, learned to read, write and cipher; and some acquired a fair education for those days. The schools were held in private houses. Phebe Lawson, a daughter of the pioneer settler, is said to have taught school, summer and winter, till she was fifty years of age. Text books were scarce and the teacher was compelled to give oral lessons, in such subjects as arithmetic, or have the rules written out for the scholar's use. Rev. Lawson has several such home-made text books, which have been handed down from early times. One of these is a treatise on geometry and surveying, written by Robert Paul, Sr., which is very good, and shows its author to have been a man of educational ability. The first school-house in town, was built in the "meeting house district", in 1772. The money was raised by subscription in the district, and put into the hands of Thomas Lawson and John Sessions, who had charge of building it. It stood on the summit of the hill, just northwest of the old meeting house, till after 1800. Among the teachers of the schools of Union, who taught between 1830 and i860, were Louisa Lawson, Paul C. Lawson, Edwin N. Lawson and Minervia Lawson. To secure a higher education than the common school, select schools were- privately fostered. In 1881 such a school was revived, for one year, through the efforts of Deacon E. N. Lawson. Many young people, to secure better education, attended the Hitchcock free high school at Brimfield, Mass. Among these were Dr. George N. Lawson, graduated 1885, and his brother, Rev. Harvey M. Lawson, 1886, and sister Susie M. Lawson, 1892. Many people went from Union to receive a collegiate education, among whom was Justus V. Lawson, to Madison University, N. Y. who died during his sophomere year, August 12, 1854; Dr. George N. Lawson, Yale, 1890 and Yale Medical school, 1892; Rev. Harvey M. Lawson, Yale University, Sheffield Scientific School, and Yale Divinity schools. Some of the noteworthy graves, in the old cemetery, are those of John Lawson, one of the earliest settlers, and near


Captain Thomas Lawson. To this ancient cemetery was added a plat in 1844 and in this is buried David Lawson.
it lies


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A new

cemetery was laid out in east part of the town, 1835, in which Paul Lawson had an interest, and was buried, at 82
years of age.

John Lawson, Senior, the original Union settler, lived to be 96 years of age, and up to 1774, the beginning of the Revolution, too old too take a

hand; but doubtless filled with the spirit of discontent about him. His good wife, Jane Janet Young, saw much of those stirring days and at home worried over her own children and grandchildren in the thick of battle. She died two years before the independence of her country had been won out, at 87 years of age. Their only two sons then alive, and four grandsons, served in the Revolution, though two of the grandsons were but sixteen. They also had one or more sons in law, who served in the Revolution. Mary's husband, Mathew Paul, served two years. The sons of John Lawson in the Revolution, were John Lawson, He was then fiftyJr. (second), who served fifteen months. three years of age. His other son was Captain Thomas

was captain of militia, before the war, and served twenty-five months in the war; and in 1777 was at the capture of Burgoyne. Son of John second, who was John third, served five months in the Revolution; and his brother Ebenezer Lawson, served in the Revolution two months, at North River, in 1777, when he was 16 years of age, and at Horseneck two months, in 1780, and at other times. Sons of Captain Thomas Lawson, who served, were David Lawson, at West Point, three months, 1781; and Thomas Lawson, Jr., at Providence, forty-five day sin 1777, and three months in 1781. The children of John Lawson, Sr., and Janet Young, his wife, were: 1. Rebecca, born August 14, 17 19; married Robert Maklem; went to Pelham, Mass. She was born in Linlithgow. 2. Isabel, born in Scotland, April 4, 1721; married William Nelson of Brimfield. She was born in Linlithgow. John, born June 30, 1724, in Linlithgow, 3. and died in Union, Conn., January 20, 1795. 4. Thomas, born November 2, 1727, Worcester Mass. Phebe, born 5. June 30, 1731, in Union, Conn.; she is said to have taught school until she was fifty years of age, and then married Joseph Mann, of Hebron. 6. Mary, born November 4, 1733, i n Union, Conn., married Matthew Paul, November Martha, 7. 13, 1755, w h° was two years in the Revolution. born in Union, December 12, 1735; married David Bratten, of Palmer. 8. Samuel, born in Union, August 16, 1740; died September 9, 1747.

Lawson, who

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I2 i

Thomas Lawson, son
of the militia in after the Lexington alarm, to the capture of Burgoyne, to the defence of New London, and other places. He became a large land holder, owning the best timber land in the town. He was selectman for a number of years and held other town offices. He married Esther Paul, daughter of Robert Paul,

John Lawson, Sr., became captain Union, and led a company to Cambridge

January 5, 1825; Esther Their children: all born in Union, Conn: 1. Hannah, born June 22, 1756, died June 22, 1756. 2. Margaret, born May 19, 1757; died April 18, 1758. Robert, born January 11, 1759. 3. 4. Mehitable, born March 17, 1761; married Stephen Bugbee. David, born February 17, 1763. Martha, born 6. 5. March 19, 1765; married John Moore, March 29, 1787, served two years in the Revolution. 7. Esther, born February 7, 1767; Thomas, married Alpheus Twist, February 7, 1795. 8. born March 22, 1769.


Thomas Lawson died 31, 1754. Paul, his wife, died January 22, 1804.


13th, of October, 1770,

Thomas Lawson was appointed
lieutenant of

by the Royal Governor, Jonathan Trumbull,

the nth Company of Trainband, in 5th Regiment, in this He was ordered to exercise his men in use of their colony". arms. He was chosen captain of his company in Union about 1774; so when the Revolutionary war broke out the men of Union were ready. The battle of Lexington occurred Wednesday, April 19; 1775. The news of it spread like

Messengers were dispatched from Watertown, at Some of ten o'clock that morning, to alarm the country. them passed through town Union the next day, on their way He rode up in great haste and to Hartford and New York. "The war has begun; the British soldiers are on their said: way to hang the head of every family, who will not swear allegiance to the King." The news spread; all the people met, the men at one house and the women at another. People went at once in all directions; some to take the lead weights from their clocks and cut them into bullets; some to gather powder; some to procure and repair guns; some were casting bullets; and some making cartridges. All were recruiting for volunteers. The women were as busy as the men, some making knapsacks, others outfits; all were at work the whole night long. In the


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morning, April 21st, the volunteers gathered at the Centre, and paraded in front of the house of Simeon Wright, which stood a few rods northwest of where Mason Horton now lives. They were equipped poorly enough. Some not having shoes, were supplied by the spectators from their own feet. Thomas Lawson, the captain of the training band, was unanimously And so they chosen on the spot, to lead the expedition. marched, twenty-seven in all, friends young and old being
present to witness the departure. The party out on this alarm mostty returned, after the British retired into Boston. The company of militia was called out, in whole or in part, during times of special danger, many times during the Revolution. The orders were sent from Colonel Samuel Chapman, of Tolland, and the following is a sample, given April 27, 1777, after the invasion and burning of Danbury by the
< <r

To Thomas Lawson, Captain

of the Fifth Military


pany, in the Twenty-second Regiment of Militia, in the state Whereas, I have received certain of Connecticut, greeting: intelligence, that the British troops landed at Fairfield, on Friday night last, and marched directly to Danbury, and have taken all our stores and burnt the town, these are therefore, to order you to march your Company forthwith, without the least delay, to the relief of that or any other invaded You are to carry ammunition, flints, etc., as there is place. none in the stores, and about six day's provision to each man, and be at Tolland on their march tomorrow, if possible. Given under rriy hand, in Tolland, the 27th day of April, Samuel Chapman, Colonel." 1777.

seems that during

at least the last part of the war,


was in town, besides the Company of Captain Lawson, one under Captain Solomon Wales. This is called in one place, an "Alarm Company." At the time of Burgoyne's invasion, a company was formed from the Twenty-Second Regiment of Militia, to which the Union Company, under Captain Lawson belonged, to join the army which was resisting the invaCaptain Lawson was put in command of the Company, sion. and had the responsibility of conducting it to the American lines. On the 9th of September, 1777, they left Union and marched to Tolland, where the men from the different towns were to meet. Captain Lawson kept a brief diary during the At expedition, from which we glean the following facts:

the enemy laid down their arms and marched out to our people. There are seventy-eight names given in the pay-roll. on Friday.The Lawson Family. on Thursday. as they drew near the camp. and gained their lines on their right wing. but at last he could restrain himself no longer. he had a tent made and borrowed a pot for the Union people. the 18th. October 14th. two days after the son's diary first battle of Stillwater. remained a looker-on as long as he was able. It was in this battle that Arnold. and falling at last severely wounded. I2 $ Tolland. our people marched for Albany. heading charge after charge. was the second battle of Stillwater. but some of these did not serve the full time. In other places the number is given as sixty-seven. Captain Lawson often told of seeing him riding furiously. and arrived there on Sunday night. but not until the battle was won. October removed from ing house. on Saturday. "On Friday. and the enemy sent sundry flags of truce. stimulating his men to desperate deeds. at the south end of Saratoga. From Captain Law- we quote the following: Tuesday. and dashed upon the foe. September 21st. main body of our army and encamped nigh Saratoga meetioth. the 1 6th. and one for the Willington people. on the ioth. in great part by his valor. But he succeeded in doing so. and felt greatly relieved to be safely inside the American lines. Captain Lawson tells how there was a good deal of firing going on. Stillwater. and kept on till they arrived at camp. challenging death. deprived of his command through the jealousy of Gates. the 7th of October. the Tuesday. 1777. to agree on a capitulation. which made him afraid that he might not be able to get his Company into the American camp. carrying dismay into the hostile ranks. the enemy and our General Gates agreed on a cessation of arms. we had a severe battle with the enemv. On the nth they marched from Tolland. . "On "On Thursday. without losing some of them. One man was killed and one taken prisoner in the second battle of Stillwater. removed and settled at the north end of the same. the 9th of October. they completed the agreement. the 17th. the enemy left their encampment. and apparently without aim." The severe battle he mentions on the 7th of October. On Captain Lawson's Company was in Colonel Cook's Regiment. There were many skirmishers and sharp shooters in the vicinity. hatless.

from 1770 until 1798. 1841. 1783. his wife. He was for many years. was born in Union. which deserves mention. 1835. 1781. and massacred the garrison of Fort Griswold. Robert Lawson died. a messenger came riding up in great haste saying: to repel the British Captain Lawson." which they owned after 1744. The whole company was ordered to march without the least delay. member ROBERT LAWSON. Captain Lawson was the elected a first of the Lawson family to be where David Captain Thomas Lawson was almost a life member of the local board. Son of Captain Thomas Lawson and Esther Paul. January 11. when they were within a few miles of New London. 1782. his wife. There is one more case in which the company of militia in Union was called out.00 and a site. and to some extent in the surrounding towns. With his son David. 1840. invasion. This mill was burned. He was a soldier of the Revolution. where the present mill stands which was built by David Lawson. seized the stores and withdrawn to their ships. Ezra Horton. The Lawsons owned another mill known as. with his son Paul. and in 1825.124 Family Genealogy. Robert was elected to the held the office of Town Clerk and Treasurer. afterward filled the office seven terms. Anna Horton. January 30. a period of twenty-eight years. when the British under the traitor. He ." So he had to go on with his jaded men. in 1780. Anna Horton Lawson died December 14. In 1823. April 4. principal land surveyor of the town. and was a prominent member. He married. Arnold. daughter of Rev. Captain Lawson told how. He was admitted to the Congregational Church. with Anna. In this way he became familiar with the history of all the families and homesteads in Union. continuously. This was in September. 1783. April 19th. and when they came up. your company is needed immediately. His sons and Robert. Connecticut Legislature. from 1789 up to 1823. known as "Selectmen of the town. 1781. He was a farmer. he served three terms. of the State Legislature of Connecticut. 1758. but they found that the British liad finished their deadly work. they expected to have an encounter with the British. Lawson's Mill. he offered $50. for the new church. attacked New London." having been elected almost continuously. owned the water saw-mill at Mashapaug.

Major Lawson was one of the guards of Major Andre while a prisoner.The Lawson Family. He died January 19. born June 3. 1763. 1847. died June 29. ary 17. and probably the last who served the state in any office whatsoHe lived in the south part of Union. was elected selectman. February 12. 1830. 1802. I2 5 Margaret. Children: i. 4. born March 14.. in town Union. aged ninety-two. 6. born December 3. which still goes by his name. died 1786. 1836. respected citizen of his town. 1787. David. Esther. 1810. 1799. on the farm ever. and he was the last Revolutionary soldier in the Legislature. Paul. Ira. Connecticut. MAJOR DAVID LAWSON. died April 3. 2. Sarah. born March 11. Son of Captain Thomas and Esther Paul. N. born July 8. and as familiar as any one with the Revolutionary archives. 4. He .1789. 1790: married Cyril Keyes. Captain Lawson was so zealous in his patriotism. Y. 1. that he caused his son David to enlist as soon as he was of proper age. and 182 1-2. removed to Pennsylvania. Sidney Stanley. Amy. Jr. When he owned it. 1792. 1783. born March 31 . thinking that the war might continue many years. 3. Esq. married Sarah Moore. March 14. born October 19. Sarah Ann. daughter of John. and in his old age. 1786. married Nathaniel Newell. His wife. 1796. born 7. 4. married Lyman Moore. 1803. married Nathan Howard. died March 13. died February 22. that when Major Lawson was Representative in 1833 and 1834. of Hartford. born Children: July 31. 1806. married John Moore. 8. Phebe. MarJanuary 27. 1792. He was elected to the Legislature of 1800-2-3. it was said to be one of the best farms in town. 1803. in 1821-22. born July 5. was born FebruHe was a highly Major David Lawson was a soldier in the Revolution.. Susannah. removed to Stockbridge. long a clerk in the office of the Secretary of State. in 1823. 1800. says. 1868. died May 2. 1792. 3. born December 6. although it was really near its close. and again. married Roswell Blodgett. Conn. Mary. no soldier of the Revolution had served in this office for several years. 1857. born 8. August 1. Caleb. garet. 1858.

His widow. in 1835. January i. son of Captain JUNIOR. Son man. and he came to move our goods to Union. and undefiled before our God was to visit Rev. of Robert. 1799. clad in a new farmer's frock. Thomas Holman. That is perhaps the oldest picture in all my mental gallery. like his father. at New London. and on building committee. and those full lips would tremble with the fervent Alas. 27. new He became deacon of the Congregational church. in 1825. when I was present. He He was selectserved. 1871. Esther. a novelty to a lisping child. in acts of faith and love. and wanted the little boy to kiss him. where William Thayer recently lived. 1833. especially when bound to stay on its knees. and occasionally thinks prayers too long. 1889. He was member of the State Legislature of Connecticut. 1. my first sight of Deacon But not the last sight. December 9. died June 29. always reverent. character. THOMAS LAWSON.. for every Sunday and Paul Lawson. He died September of his life. "Away back in the earliest recess of memory. I saw him. Mass. and always ready During the last part to visit and assist the sick or afflicted. he bought of Rufus Holman. . 1812. DEACON PAUL LAWSON. Ruth. He married Lydia Holman. childhood is not prayer. How many other blessings those prayers brought to His memory is fragrant with the sweet us we cannot tell. Lydia. 1831. married Johnathan Blanchard. in the war of 181 2. He believed that 'pure religion. born May 6. and sometimes the blessed prayer would bring to weary boyhood balmy sleep. without wrath and doubting. 1795. lift up holy hands. that reached down toward his feet like the robe of a high priest. that he so reverently offered. a pillar in the church at Union. his wife. 1832.i 2 6 Family Genealogy. 1819. and he held a whip in his hand. 181 1. Several years after their marriage. of Monson. stands a good man of serene countenance. was a land surveyor. odor of his good deeds. didn't he literally. And every prayer meeting. He married Ruth Kinney. 1828. the place He was a man of high Christian where he afterwards lived. daughter of Nathan. lived east of Bigelow pond. Thomas Lawson. Thomas. He died December 20. 1824. daughter of Church. he was almost totally blind. aged fifty. Children: married Nehemiah Houghton. October 6.

Edwin Newton. 4. 1834. born December 9. January 17. 111. born April 1832. 111. 6. born August 22. 1839. 1828. Corbin. Their children: 1894. born March 18. born January 26. died March 26. 1878. 5. that I feared so long alive with light. marThey lived in Springried Robert Smilie. married Charles A. George Milton. June 6. and was chosen deacon. born November 15. The shadows Are all song. true and faithful in his callings. when he was taken sick with typhoid fever. Minerve.' He was admitted to the church. 8. Lovisa. His experience in those days reminds one of the sations. 1852. came home and died. Alice Marilla. 1834. Mass. Hamilton. born July 10. 1830. October 24. 1835. died November 1. August 13. Justus Vinton.. at Southbridge." Their children: 1. They had two children who died. born December 9. of Union. upon the resignation of Deacon Ezra His pastor among many other words Horton. November 20. 127 the fatherless and widows in their affliction. Colorado. married Charles A. 1. Dyson. Springfield. Corbin. 1849. born March children. 7. Springfield. resides Paul Clinton.. 22. but it had its compenof hearing also. he was a youth of promise and was preparing for the ministry at Madison University. daughter of Deacon Paul and Lydia (Holman). and in the latter part of his life. 1849. Mass. 2. lines of Alice Cary: "My soul is full of whispered My blindness is my sight. Susan. have had three November 5. Conn. 1840. died October 1. Lovisa Lawson. lives at Union. he was quite hard It was a great trial. born September 2. 1855. Mass. 1847. died April 30. field. lives at Spring9. They lived at Vernon. Frederick Charles. 1858. Union. and Willbraham and Springfield. Y. at No. and to keep him" self unspotted from the world. field. He died at Conn. Lydia Ann. 4.. died at 3. 1849. July 14. he was so blind as not to be able to read his Bible. before his death. of Union. 1826. 1866. Mass. N. Esther Calista.. says: For twenty years his work. 1850. 25 Vassar St. I always found him at of appreciation and praise. married James 2. born January 16. 1837. born July 13. 1826. Emma Minerva. mar- . She is dead. 1854. 1831. 1854.The Lawson Family. They reside in Sylvester. born October 29. January 17. 3.

Remington. 4. born October 29. 1861. Horton. 10. January. They live in New Bedford. 1834. 1832. They have two sons. uaryi5. 1898. 1849. R. Ann. which position he still retains. bornMarch3i. Thomas.. ried 1868. married Origin Prescott. Jan1836. Amy H. Ira Remington Lawson. 1841. N. I. who died in 1881. Conn. She has one son. Ann Bartlett.. at West Pittsfield. 6. He died November 25. married 1897. with whom she now resides at Millbauk. Robert. Lived at married Edward Chapman. He married second. 1861. Dana Pomroy of Springfield. He j died April. born April 25. 1854. About 1863. 5. born May 16. she died June 29. Lives at Auburn. in May. i860. Mass. IRA LAWSON. 1822. lived at Litchfield. 1828. 1843. 1862. 1827. daughter of Ossian Crawford. having the management of their financial interest. born July 9. died August 20.. married. 1865. South Dakota. 1849. 9. he was made trustee of the society. born 1874. and at Millbank. Alfred T. James Phelps. married Walter Alexander. Eleanor Ann Harris. married 8. Their children: 1. 1824. 1839. Amasa Trowbridge. Harriet Louise. born June 15. Eliza Scott. 1837. have three children. She married. i860. Daniel Webster. Conn. first.i 2 8 Family Genealogy. have three children. John Fields. May went born to sea for several years. Adeline. Mass. Robert Clinton. 1853. June. of Cranston. and is highly respected and esteemed. Annie Lauria. uary 20. of Eastford. died February 23. 3. born September 26. second. who married Emma Crawford. died about 1883. 2. born March 28. he united with Society of Shakers. in town Union. September 25. 1837.. married June 3. born June 3. 1831. died Jan13. born May 29. Ira Lawson. 1890. Caroline. Julia Ann. married Horace Randall of Woodstock. and have one son. married Elisha Hunt. January 11. born January 12. Amy Heflin. Edith Louise. 7. Ludlow. son of Robert. Minn. February 3. Minn. Y. his present address. 8. Adford Olin. He perished in a burning building at Seymour. and lived at Monticello. died at Nashville. They went west. His wife. Erastus Horton. 6. Elizabeth Charlotte. who died at New Haven. born August 6. 1830. daughter of Peleg. died at Cincinnati. Tenn. 5. died August 6. She died February 4. 1838. South Dakota. married first. Ohio. lives at . 7. January 10.. In 1892 they returned to South Woodstock. of Eastford. Emeline. 1864. born May 24.


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He died. Me.. live in Southbridge. old place.. April 30. Mass. Jennie Martha. Smith. Herbert Bliss CarMr. and has a family.. 1852. lives in Southbridge. 1857. Hamilton. N. He died November 21. married September 25. in 1880. 1866. . was a well known He always lived on the citizen of the town for many years. versally called. married October 22. 1881. April 13. Frederick child. Roger Clinton. Carpenter of Warren. Paul Clinton Lawson. then at Woodstock. married Harry Haskell Hall. November 17. C. till about 1857.. Only one child Herman W. 1901. 2. born 11. married Almira Eliza Shepard. Mass. Agnes Eliza. 1862.The Lawson Family. leaving two sons. 1862. where they She was born. Maria Eva. 1841. Frank Edward. 1844. Had one Bagley. He died daughter of David Corbin. married September 15. born April 29. 1853. married John Croley. although on account of a strong dissatisfaction with the location of the new church. 1844. their present address. 12. Caroline. born March 10. N. 1893. Thomas Ansel. He held many offices in town. David Lawson of Union. 1894. born January 14. She died. Augustus M.. July 3. daughter of Samuel. 1896. of Sturbridge. he was almost uni1842. born December 10. January 29. 1896. 1895. was drowned December 13. He was a man of strict religious and moral principles. and clerk and treasurer. August 3. 1855. Samuel. he was a promising youth. 1851. son of Robert. born March 26. 1882. died in 1888. Y. in 1859. 5. when they moved to Southbridge. where his ancestors had lived before him. died. February 15. married June 13. He married Polly Corbin. who died July 25. During the latter part of his life. son of Paul. Mass. of Union. born April 19. at Southbridge. Addie Grace. Uncle David". 1881. 1872. Grace M. 1863. Their children: 1. Louise A. during his long life. 1889. February 7. 1881. 1857. 129 Auburn. born July 4. have since resided. went to Iowa. 1883. he was not accustomed to attend worship. born May 27. 6. first atBrimfield. but died in the army at Newburn. They have one child. 12. 1847. Mass. of Liberty. Selectman. 1831. She was a member of the Methodist Church. 3. 4. Lulu M. February They lived. PAUL CLINTON LAWSON. born June 30. DAVID LAWSON.

Carpenter. June 26.) Almira vey Carpenter. son He has deacon of the church at Union. born April 4. and is one of the principal sustainers of the He married Sarah E. Deacon in Congregational Church. September 4. in 1892. and manual training school for colored people. 1877. married Olio B. 1898. Oldham. in 1885. 1892. 7. born January 31. born July 2. was born September 11. will pay if rightly managed. from Yale College in 1890. at Mansfield. 1856. married Harry P. of Paul. Mass. and Mount Holyoke College. died February 2.. She continues to reside with her father. of those who have lived there. S. She died DecemPenuel. 1855. Mary Eva. taking the degree B. 1901. She died July 29. 3.. He is now practicing medicine in Middle Haddam. Harvey S. of They reside in MinneSouthbridge. He has written several poems. and Donald. in 1898. and from the Yale Medical School in 1892. 1875. born April 7. 1861. Susie Minerva. daughter of Deacon church. August. from the Hitchcock Free High School. Their children: Dr. Corbin. married October 30. Brimfield.. born May 26. She was born Nov. Conn. . in Union. 1859. Orange Park. George McLean. has always lived on the home place. 1896.130 Family Genealogy. of Eastford. is medical examiner of the town. 22. Minn. penter was born November 9. born 4. and has been his good companion. She has since been teaching. the fourth generation (in the Holman line). of Woodstock. graduated 1. for more than twenty years. been superintendent of the Sunday school. apolis. 2. Fannie. 1897. DEACON EDWIN NEWTON LAWSON. 1829. Their children are: 17. He owns one of the best farms in town and ber 31. June a prominent citizen. February 25. has demonstrated that farming. graduated from the Hitchcock Free High School. and He married Ida Louise McLean. in 1885. 1885. 1874. 1902. Florida. 1869. 1868. (son of Dr. even in Union. Mass. Harvey Merrill. 187 1. 1863. 1866. He was elected Deacon Edwin Newton Lawson. born September 29. April 4.. since the death of her mother. Mass. George Newton. born December r9. anc* Mary Louise Their children: Roy HarBliss. Rev. and Orange Park Normal. principally in High School.

Their children: Edith Minnie. Reverend Lawson is an active. in this work.. sailed as missionaries of the American Board.. strenuous worker. E. 187 1. and was born. July 29. May 18. April 8. George M.. Lawson. which contains the genealogy of the Lawson family. Rev. born January 30. died there. appointed a missionary of the American Board. an excellent work of 500 pages. going via England. and Chaplain for the Non-Conformist British soldiers. . 2. to India. 5. frequently giving English lectures. ordained at New Haven. In 1897 Mrs. for good in the world. 1869. in 1890. born at Brooklyn. Paul Thomas. Gibralter and Suez. born at Ahmeduagar. in the Theological Seminary. She was the daughter of Isaac and Hulda Baldwin. 1876. Lawson soon engaged in teaching in English. Pa.TJie Lawson Family. 111. 1868. graduated from Hitchcock Free High School. LAWSON. He was stationed treasurer. in the Mission High School. Rev. 3. he had charge of a district and made frequent tours. and though quite a young man. and Mrs. 4. 2. married Mattie Anderson. born March 14. November i. January 1. son of Paul. music and elocution. April 21. Mrs. May 23. F. is among the leaders in the divine profession. 1883. wrote and published the history of Union. Son of HARVEY M. 1887. ^i GEORGE He M. 1893. at Brimfield. arriving in Bombay. 1. Clara Marion. C. was born in Union. 1895. at Edwin Newton and Sarah August 27. in 1886. to India. Lawson also did much work among the educated Hindus. (Corbin). Lawson also studied the language. Pauline. lives at Springfield. and later. M. 1893. January 31. and assistance. a city in the Deccan. Conn. in 1893. 1893. Laura Grace. He has given the author much encouragement. one hundred fifty miles east of Bombay. Rev. Superintendent of the Book Depot. 1893. September 10.. LawLitchfield. LAWSON. of New Haven. born September 8. Lawson. Conn. 1900. February 21. Charles Edwin. born April 13. India. They have two children: Evangeline. 1901. 1872. They were stationed at Ahmeduagar. and taught sewing and fancy work. and from Yale Divinity School in 1893. After he had acquired the language. He married Dedie S. at the same time learning the Marathin language. 1878. 1. REV. Baldwin. from Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University. Mass. born October 30.

in addition to taking post-graduate studies in Yale. 3. Daniel W. Elmer Lorenzo. Va. born March 1st.. He married. 1888. he went to Pamona. Scotland. (1902-3). married Etta in 1890.. Hazlitt. LAWSON. William DeWitt.. Here he . while Rev. tember 1898. and must have been the cause of much anxiety to his parents. and was taken by them. August Theirchildren: 20. 1866. . Margaret Jennie Scott. Eliza Scott. June 15. 1874. 1873. born March 10. THE MINUTE MAN. via Burma. of Linlithgow. Conn. 5. He married second. and took charge of a church there. Samuel David. until the summer of 1902. they Japan and San Francisco. 1837). 1864. In the he was also chaplain.132 son's health Family Genealogy. born 9. was born in Linlithgow. Mary. He was in Worcester.. He was then a babe in arms. Son of JR. made many missionary addresses in the churches. DANIEL W. in many places. 6. when his parents came to 30. for the sake of Mrs. America. . George Herbert. June He was a small child. in 1727. born December 31. Lawson. for the Windham County Jail.. . 7 They reside in Auburn. Lawson. During the past year. Fla. 1892. 7. have two children. to come to America. Sr. born June 6. first. fall of 1901. that they reluctantly left their work. June 3. born October 17. 1898. lett. 8. December 16. (born September 26. son of Ira and Ann. with his parents. when shipwrecked off the coast of Nova Scotia. is a highly esteemed citizen of Auburn. Scotland. married William Bart. China. N. New Haven. Ave. ried Ida A. and gave a sterIn Sepeoptican lecture. born April 17. 2. died Olin Bartlett. Y. their headquarters in made New Haven. his wife. She died. 1862. His present address is No. and 1882. he has been Principal of the Boydton Institute for colored people. 1883. 1870. Carrie Belle. born July 15. to Union. 2730 Dixwell at Boydton. and Janet Young. became so poor. Singapore. where he remained until 1901. Ira Ansel. the next year. Conn. For a year after their return. 1861. John Lawson. mar4. 1724. Lawson's health. with fine effect. JOHN LAWSON. November 22. he became pastor of the Congregational Church Here at Brooklyn. born Jul} 28. and could not help himself. Conn. 1878.

when the Revolutionary war was begun. and at Horseneck in 1780. was born in Union. as a soldier in the Revolution. Y. born during the Revolution. September 12. 8. Conn. Oneida ton. and lies His home was in the south part of the town. yet he served in the as a farmer. He was a member of the State Legislature of Conn. 10. Jr. 1775. May 28. i79524. Rebecca Ross. and 1846. 2. 1758. Ebenezer Lawson was with the army at North River. ten children. under commander Reuben Smith. 18 14. born. in 1777. from August 13. 1760. 4. Thankful County. John Lawson. months. 1. to Wyllys. February 19. 3rd. They lived on a farm near the village for many Thurston. John. from town Union.. 1812. He moved to Bridgewater. OF BRIDGEWATER. He married Mary near the Major David Lawson place.. His son. buried there. 1777. There were born to John Jr. John third. born all born in town Union. Mathew Lawson. "UNCLE JIMMIE" LAWSON. He was fifty-two years old Brown. Conn. born. born January 26. Ebenezer Lawson. and their son. 1751. show the same. to October The records of the war department at Washing12. son. 181 2. Rhoda Lawson. private. appears name of James Lawson. November 1st. Conn. viz: November 1 12. and died war fifteen months. Revolutionary war. 1756. Sarah Lawson. third. of Western Mass. born. Thomas Lawson. was a soldier in the war of 181 2. 7. John Lawson served as a private in Captain Cliff's Company. 1814. lived all his life. born. was born. 1766. He served five married Keziah Whitney. 1 77 1. July 2. his wife. have published a record of those of its citizens who In it served in the wars of the Revolution. 1769. N. married ElifBlair. was born. January 7. 1775- Son of We The State of are not acquainted with his early life. and Mary Brown. 3. James Lawson. and Mary Brown. February February 24.. The records of the war department at "it is shown by the records that Washington are certified.The Lawson Family. 6. Joseph Lawson. He 78 1. Samuel Lawson. of Union. serve eight months and was discharged in December 1777". May 9. He married. in 18115. was born. June 5. was five months in service.. Mary^Law9. He married in that vicinity. Their son James. in war 181 2. 133 in that town. . May 28. He enlisted May 26.. 1752. Conn. 1764. Conn. Commanded by Colonel Samuel Regiment.

1852. y/Fanny. wife of John Smithvjones. of Gains. wife of Seth/Starkweather. died May 15. two miles out of the village. has some of Thankful's silver spoons." I also copied the inscription on the white marble stone of his wife. by paying him $1050. and remember them a half century ago.000. in the 77th year of his age. showing compromise with Harvey Lindsley.000 in money. Y. Orleans County. of Summerville. Y. when he was old. "surviving. gave his wife a life use of the property. sister to James). wife of Harvey Lindsley. she stated that he left. but nephews:" / John Blair. N. address Albion. Gunn. V Gaylor Blair. (Above are descendants of MaryVLawson. as Uncle sold his farm and moved where he died. is inscribed as follows: James Lawson. of Bridgewater. no children. in 1900. or brother. The papers of Duane Brown are now in the hands of Mrs. worth He owned the land at Center. Some of their furniture is in the houses there now. Rensselaer County." into the village. Y.00. There were no children born of this union.134 years. Y. 112 Miller St. no sister. who are old now. Family Genealogy. no father. of East Bloomfield. and Laurens Thurston. forthe heirs. Wis. . of Batavia. Y. of Hoosick. died April 9. Y. Mr. Utica. Polly. 1851. N. Rock County. aged seventy years. whose maiden name was Thankful Thurston. where he gave the land for a cemetery and church. The author visited Bridgewater. of Augusta. for appointment are both kindly They under his will. in the village. i/Harriet Starkweather. remembered by their neighbors. . The white marble monument of James Lawson in Center Cemetery. standing beside it: 'Thankful. of Gains. When Thankful Lawson made application. Brown was a relative of Thankful Lawson. N. Oneida County. Laura Lawson. Thurston Brown. Thurston Brown. Y. $10. of Morriville. Where immortal spirits There we hope to meet reign. and Mrs. and saw the site of their old home. again". N. He Jimmie". She went to live with Lawyer Duane Brown. The frame house has been moved to another location. N. He was locally known. His will probated at Rome. wife of James Lawson. There is also a bond among the paper. at Bridgewater. wife of Lymari R. at Utica. N. The inventory of the estate showed its value at $10. N. no mother. Nieces: /Sophia Gunn.

wife of Benjamin Chapman. 1764. found among my father's papers. and shemarried Rev. In the correspondence north of her home in Union. In some unknown manner. of Kortright. of Hoosick. Jr. Sewell Clay.) In the citation issued by the surrogate these names are given as having some interest in the estate: Mary Chapman. 185 1. Roxy Hitchcock.' The Lawson Family. were issued to Thankful Lawson on June 30. sister to Polly Lindsley. wife of Benjamin Carpenter. was born in Union. but her mothers name I do not know. and hence an heir of James Lawson. except as stated. of Kortright. N. N. now Warren. daughter to Ebenezer Lawson. of Bridgewater. Clarinda Bringham.) have not traced the above. N.. Thomas Lawson. Shewas a sister to Clarinda Brigham). if alive at probate of this will). Joseph Lawson. Cortland Lawson. I 3. sister of Ebenezer Lawson. She lived and died a maiden. Orin Lawson. Keziah Williams. (No. (A She was not in Augusta. was dead by 1900. grandfatner son of Ebenezer). son of Captain Thomas).. of Kortright. Samuel. (She was a cousin of Clarinda Brigham). Jane Bailey. Sarah Clay. Y. John Lawson Clay. Mass. (brother of James. the Fanny Smith there mentioned. Sarah Murdock. Y. Y. Letters rMARY LAWSON. he was son of either John. is said to be daughter of Joel Blair. Lyman Lawson. Jr. (probably a descendant of John Lawson P. she moved into town Western. I have found that Joel Blair married Polly v . (a postoffice and capital of Delaware County. Joseph or Matthew. Martha Lawson. Stephen Hiscock). Thomas Jr.. No. Conn. Richard Lawson. Y. (Brother of above). 135 (Her maiden name was Brigham. of Clarinda Brigham. supposed to reside in Virginia. 2). N. City. (I suppose this was Sessions Lawson. of Augusta. Polly Riddle. Y. Conn. would be ninety years old. widow of Samuel Murdock. By search made. New York. N. Riddle. residence unknown. in 1869. Salley Carpenter. wife of Wm. Amanda Clay. Daughter of John Lawson. (My (This was Roxana Lawson. Oneida County.. children of John Lawson. born May 8. wife of Ithiel Bailey. Nicholas Lawson.

aged eighty-two. wife of Eli Blair. baptised: 4 it w Anne*Blair. Mass." Also. Sophia' Blair. Blair. August 1786. Blair. 17. John Lawson Asa Fanny May This church was organized Lawson). 1792. New York. in Warren. in Western. 1791. and changed to Warren 1834. Blair. born in Bridgewater. is the following: "Abby. Y. as his parents did not move to Bridgewater. Polly Blair. Oneida County. Mass. although his tombstone says he was born in "Bridgewater.. and he was born in He was born in Western. between Joelffilair and Polly Loasson. April 28." I examined the Congregational church record at Bridgewater. September 17. and set up in her own family lot in the Victor cemetery. his wife. New York. Town Clerk. N. N. 1786. (now Warren in Mass. Y. His tombstone was set in the Lyons Cemetery. died at Lyons. "Eli Blair. February. 1791". 1849. Y..) The town record reads: Western. located in the center of the village.. has no tombstone. 1831". Wayne County. On another side: Mr. 1791. September 29. Y." both of Western. his sister. children 1804. and cast up against the fence. April Died February 21. N. died. as both died same day. hy the Protestant church. Lawson. Emigrated. and when Fanny Jones. a nephew. Harriet Blair. N. born in Bridgewater. until 1792. 1791". 1839. September 7. thinks they must have met with accidendal death. Oneida County. New York. of Victor. 1802. in 1774. Oneida County.. I have copied the inscription. In Bridgewater. . the inscription on which I copied: Erected to the memor}' of JoeHBlair. to Bridgewater. Oneida County.136 Family Genealogy. Blair. Mass. There is a purpose of marriage. On the opposite side of the large square hollow monument. ElfBlair. born May 31. 1757. v 1798." which is incorrect. beside the graves of James Lawson and Thankful Lawson. stands the marble head stone.. son of Joel and Mary was born in Western. died January. Asa Jones. which reads. and found this: Received in the church November 1. in August. She had it taken to Victor. The sweet remembrance of the just shall nourish while they sleep in dust. of Joel Blair." 1807 Gaylof'Blair was baptised". Entered for Danford Keyes. visited there. (Mary Eli Blair. Western was incorporated. Mary Blair. and Mrs.. she found it was removed.

N. feli Blair. married. married to Mr. Her maiden name was Annay Harrison. We suppose he obtained such schooling as was possible. of in Union. 3. Y. Orleans County. THE BLACKSMITH. now dead. married prior to 185 1. to Lyman R. and is buried at Bridgewater.. Palo Alto County. and Henr^ Blair of Eagle Harbor. Mrs. Iowa.. his wife. They lived . son County.. of Gains. Mrs.. McCarthy. T. seven miles from Canandagua. Mrs. of Joel and Mary. V I and Mary. of Gaines. Mary PeattyCharles Blair. again. Conn. Y.The Lawson Family.. married. died in Clinton Township Rock County. Maria Blair.. She Bostwick. of a highly respected family. . January 26. 2. W\ Their children: 1. of Bridgewater. Wis. Blair. 1898. *Sophia Blair. Genessee County. Ontario County. prior to 185 1. before 185 1. Conn. Wis. (1900). and their children are also dead. She died at N. VHarriet Blair. Her headdied in childbirth. daughter of Joel and Mary. Ave. at of Joel and Mary. said jto live in His children were Leonora/Babbitt. Esther Blair. She was dead before June. of 1243 Western years ago. dead. now married. in The those early days among the mountains of Connecticut. who are dead. N. Victor. Gaylor moved to Somstone is next to that of Joel Blair. ISamuel Smith Jones. was born of Son Jr. Y. Minnie at Emmettsburg. at age of 95 years. 1851. Blair. Her tombstone is in Victor cemetery. Y. Orleans of Joel ^John Lawson Blatr. was born Bridgewater. and post office address Victor. son of Joel and Mary. Geo. now days. 5 Her children were: 1. \ . 2 months. Rock County. Orleans County. New York. 1900. a few Left a widow. daughter 1803. August 25. 2. Blair Brown. John Smithy Jones. daughter at Eagle Harbor. 137 in Fanny Blair. at Batavia. 1760. 3. He married merville. Charlotte Louisa Jones. of same address. They had no children. before 185 1. residing at Victor. {/ Asa Blair No children living Jones. married. all of Batavia. Kan. SethvStarkweather. Y. of East Bloomfield. N. Gaylor same place. John Lawson. Had two children.Krunn. Union. EBENEZER LAWSON. and Mary Brown. N. Y. Topeka. N.

except that his trade brought him only a living. at New York. dated at Ashford. report his Revolutionary war record as follows: It is also shown by the rank not stated. except that of surveyor. and in 1780. pan} of Connecticut Militia. Revolutionary War. In fact the first one of the Lawson family." 7 . His name next appears on a pay abstract. dated Received of roll. Days April 1777. which shows that he received. 1777. two months. which may have been used for this purpose. C. Sr. and his cousins. served in Captain Elijah Robinson's Corn- Ebenezer Lawson. the Revolutionary War. to take a hand in the exciting events. of that company. D. of ConnectTroop. two months." No further information relative tc the subjects of } r our . our travel money to and from camp. under the following heading: Captain Reuben Marcy the whole of oar wages for the six month's campaign. though they had a meeting house long prior to this. His name first appears on a roll of the company. He was one of six in his family. at the birth of our republic. records show that the town had no school. December 1. 1903. was with the Continentals. Revolutionary War. His father. We know very little of the life of Ebenezer. to have any trade. Robert and David Lawson. 1776. records. he served at North River. Jr. His first army experience was when he was sixteen. His name appears only on a receipt roll. were all in the Revolutionary War. of Colonel John Chester's Regiment. It was much hard work and small gain. John Lawson. that one Ebenezer Lawson. John Lawson. rank not stated. He married Elizabeth. Februar}^ 24. March 20. one pound lawful money." Time of discharge. etc. at Horseneck. 7. and Captain Thomas Lawson. Nicholas. prior to 1800. served in Captain Reuben Marcy's Company. He was the first blacksmith in the family.138 Family Genealogy. also the whole of 3. August 22. He transmitted this trade to his son. War Department. to his son Publius V. third. in 1776. our billeting and remainder of sauce money and back rations. whose family name we have not learned. who also taught the smithy art. In 1777. from the last day of September. 1776.. Lawson." that "it further shows by the records. His name last appears on a receipt ' . and his brothers. 1776. The Records Pension Office. Washington. till the 25th day of December. dated at Willington. one with remarks: travel.

2. son of Nicholas Lawson. both son and father frequently came to Corning. was born in Union. either mid the red sparks from the anvil. 1835. Y. Roxana Lawson. N. At the same time. By authority of the Secretary of War. Stephen Hiscock. He went to Bolton. Casper Lavater Lawson. This he must have learned in his father's shop by the roadside. when he helped to harness the oxen into the framework. Sr. born Union. She is supposed to have been alive in 185 1. Conn.. made the nails and shoes out of a broken wagon tire or worn out sleigh shoe. 1832. to the resident mountaineers of Union. 4. Sessions Lawson. His opportunity for schooling was exceptional or he was very precocious. Chief Record and Pension Office. Conn. born December 8. he became a good scholar in Latin. to the village of Dublin (now . C." Their children: i. their schools did not at that day attain a high degree of proficiency. olas Lawson.. ing and lumbering was more profitable than schools.. Conn. shot deer and bear on the hillside and cotton tail rabbits among the heather. Lawson. 1795. Nich5. T ^g inquiry has been found of record. Jane Brown Lawson. he got north over the State of Massachusetts. He also learned the art of surveying and like Washington laid out lines of land for boundary As farmfences. SQUIRE NICHOLAS LAWSON. 1831. Bolles. who married Rev. He caught his wife. so by some means. and shod the horses. into New Hampshire. Nicholas Lawson. a mathematician and a literary student. where they were shod with their double or half shoes. daughter of Lemuel. Signed. at which he was an expert. we know not how. They had two children: (a) Nancy Elizabeth Lawson. among the mountains of old Connecticut. Ainsworh. born November 19. In 1855. and worked at carpenter work and in sash factory. born Septem3. (b) Casper Munroe. for Publius V. where he became prominent. crystal mountain stream. His home in the Bigelow valley.TJie Lawson Family. like Elihue Burritt. F. married Abigail 28. He learned the smithy trade. was between the high hills that abounded in that country of many toboggan slides. fish in the cool. or at intervals of rest from his labor. about 1785. September 25. about 1785. son of Ebenezer Lawson and Elizabeth.

who knew him a half cen- tury since. Leonard. by which they became celebrated as the best common schools in New England. D. W. NICHOLAS LAWSON. war 181 2. in Captain Stephen Dodge's Company. war 181 2. that one Nicholas Lawson served as a sergeant. with remarks. were led to suppose that he came remember having heard said from Ireland where. in "New York Volunteers. of United States Volunteers. C. that one Nicholas Lawson. he began the labor of breadwinning. Artillery and Infantry Regiment. to January 1. 31st of . to May 18. commencement of service. as he twice enlisted in that war." Signed by authority. 1813. for the period. Harrisville) where the schools were uncommonly good for the period. worth. May 18. His name appears It also 1 1- the Record and Pension Office. He had gone into New York state before the war of 1812. Chief of Office. in Captain John Davidson's Company. 181 2." Most of his service was at Sackett's Harbor. and that his time expired at midnight. F." From the above it would seem that Nicholas first Lawson was enlisted af Sackett's Harbor. he had attended "Dublin College. 1813. C-: appears from the records. with remarks: Date of enlistment. of the Secretary of War. 181 2. 1813. From D. The common schools of Dublin. though it may have been by surveying.140 Family Genealogy. expiration of service. SERGEANT. 1813. New York Volunteer. His name appears on the rolls. 1812. Second Enlistment: It further appears. Once he was a Sergeant. of New York Volunteer and Militia. under the careful and intelligent charge of Rev. Some good ladies of Pultneyville. for service to the first of January. expiration of service. Leo. 1813. in the ''Albany Volunteers. served as Sergeant. D. of Mills Regiment." under Lieutenant Colonel Mills. January 1st. May 18. and also Sergeant.. Here is where he obtained his classical education in Latin and Greek. being for thirty years." War Department. from May 18. from New York and served in that state." At an early date of his career. Ainsrolls. These rolls are dated at Sackett's Harbor. and we suppose he commenced by teaching school. of Lieutenant Colonel George Fleming's detachment. that he obtained his education In Dublin. on the from December 31st. 1812. for the period. May 18.

which made his total service one year. He was under fire 19th July. The leaves and twigs would snap and rustle. He called out. When he was released.The Lawson Family. the regiment of Colonel Mills. Russell The Last War... (afterward 1788. 181 2. His wife. he told the new pickett men of the occurrence and the next morning they investigated." The British were repulsed by the Americans. and the surrounding people. though she was old enough to have been married at Whitestown. came in with his regiment and won the battle. That he immediately reenlisted in another company under Colonel Mills. after which he heard it no more. in his regiment of infantry and artillery. Nicholas Lawson when stationed at Sackett's Harbor. in 1815. Halt". to Pultneyville. Wayne Co. as Nell Gates says. and settled at Pultneyville. and that his time was up. We have not learned if before. or after his experience in the war of 181 2. and one hundred fifty-five Americans. so of . We suppose he was married in Pultneyville. mostly of Colonel Mills Regiment. but the object paid no attention to him. (Mil. as he was then ten days out In this battle. was born in Broom County. Lieutenant Colonel Backus Jr. I4I December. but Colonel Backus. after the rout of the militia. he married. His. which was there in force. Lieutenant Colonel Mills commanded. on May 18th. 1812. one hundred eighty-six British. Elizabeth Richardson). had the worst of it. 1813. lived about 1803 to 1807. on Lake Ontario. was in command at Sackett's Harbor. composed of about five hundred men. his wife was themtwenty years of age. p. and heard something moving in the woods. and found he had shot a pig. several times. of which Binghamton is the capital town. he was superceded by General Jacob Brown. and it was moving toward him. on the eve of which. a jolly Holland maiden. 242). his regiment. but suppose it was before the war. Joanna Crayna Peper. of May 28. was on picket duty one moonlight night. but with a loss of service. and Colonel Mills was killed. who turned out to the number of three thousand and repulsed the British." (J. But he escaped the fierce engagement. "fell gallantly." p. New York State. for four months service. 198). when Sackett's Harbor was attacked by the British fleet. New York. as she was born in Their oldest child Elizabeth Lawson. The place was defended by the troops stationed there. Albany Voulnteers. so he fired. about 1807-1808. before this battle. north of Utica. 1813. at From there she moved with Whitestown. her parents. Brigadier General New York Militia.

there is an account with Abraham Peper. was a democrat in politics. They were not well set. he had a shop out on the road. remember the old schoolmaster and some of them will never forget how he applied the rod. came .. and last charge is. at eighty-four years of age (born 1816): "in 181 9. Y. to August 22. June. if he would go. at . one time. at Pultneyville. r . 1844. but how much sooner we have no record. leaped to the ground and ran awa} Nicholas Lawson was also a surveyor and had been out into Illinois surveying land. 1900. The old schoolhouse stood upon the corner. they resided in the southern part of New York after their marriage. but he put it off and never went." In the blacksmith shop account book. in which he charged and credited. and often punished them with a whip. He had broken his leg in several places by being thrown from a wagon. From May. a three day trip. N. I raised the window in the rear. kept by Nicholas Lawson at ultneyville. and trace college here. N. which was the reason they crossed and he could not walk. September 12. to Master Nicholas Lawson and for a long time afterwards. with a cupboard on either side. of Pultneyville. It begins. In October 1835. But very soon settled in Pultneyville. appear charges for shoeing. wife. Lawson worked one day.142 Family Genealogy. at 3 years. A professor of a Geneva.. 1836. where he made the anvil ring and traded his labor for scrap iron and wheat. N. cutting corn for which he charged fifty cents. in He and his 1819. Fearing he would punish me for breaking out. he went to school. setting shoes and repairing wagon. I saw him returning. 1835. from 1829 to 1844. At Pultneyville. and offered to treat him free. It had a big fireplace in one end. 1838. leading to Williamson Village. about two miles out of Williamson. I turned the button with my knife and as I came out into the room. He was very severe with the scholars under him. and first elected by my influence and assistance. at their college and I offered to take him over there. Nicholas Lawson was a splendidly educated man. was for many years justice of the peace. One day to punish me he shut me up in one of these cupboards and when school was dismissed he went away and forgot me. made them behave in school. Recollection of Ansel Cornwall. Most of the old people now living in Pultneyville. where they remained all their lives. Y. when he was not teaching school. We know he was in this village. in a runaway. and all his children are now dead. October.

charges were shamefully low and although he was busy all the time. he purchased a wheelbarrow of Lawson. and making horsehoe nails. and four hundred four feet lumber. of as well a smoke house. It also shows something of the early days. I4 3 chains. 1837. from which we conclude that Peper had both hogs and a cow. had a hoe made. steelyards. is legible. wagons and harrows. in 1836. hooped pails and buckets." A. Nicholas Lawson. and in 1844. would not be more than five dollars. in 1836. and the largest amounts He had one other book during are not more than $26.52. pitch forks. sixteen and one-fourth pounds of pork.64. and three cedar posts at forty-four cents. tongues. had a fire shovel made. once he made a coffee pot. ironed cutters. as the dates show. had a garden rake and beef knife fixed. clear hand. made bits. Peper is credited with having paid on the account. His scarce and he had his pay mostly in truck or exchange. a bucket ironed several times. Peper. Lawson. for $3. hoes. in a plain hand. harness. He made drag teeth. coffee mill fixed. once had a frying pan ironed and ears and bails put in a pail and his steelyards repaired. Money was very It also shows conditions of the period. from which we see A. setting shoes. three pounds butter. This little old account book. for fifty cents. garden rake. for $3. April 12.00. he settled in full and signed the book himself. shows Lawson sold lumber and Peper was building a shed. fifteen pounds ham. up to 1844. with the words. and numerous other work. repaired spinning wheels made grate for fireplace. plows and shoeing. shovels. It shows the pose it was made up at home by candle light. hooks. five hundred ninety-eight feet of lumber. contains about seventy-five accounts. In November. still the total accounts were for An account for five or six years. March 23. he got a staple and links and bought a door latch.The Laiuson Family. before the hardware store had come. five pounds pork. The whole account for nine years was $21. . 1829. Shoeing cost thirteen cents. at Which $2. life of the country blacksmith. As there are no finger marks we supmostly spelled correctly. riveted harnesses. for thirty-one cents. repaired knives and made wheelbarrows.74. sleighs and wagons. dish pans. made an iron eave trough. quite small amounts. Peper had a horse and wagon. set two shoes cost twenty-five cents. fire shovels. and 1838. 1836. Some of the ink is badly faded. as most of the work is the repairing of trace chains. he bought of N. also a pitchfork. but most of it It is written in a fine.00. 1836. "Abr.

at a rate of $1. $1. none in 1832. Wilson. one cent per pound. Total cash received. and he had in payment.00. generally of articles he had in payment. Prices. Wilson. as well as fifty cents. would be thirty cents per pound." In 1839. there were payments in cash of seventy-five cents and $2. of forty-four cents cash.83. five and three-fourths pounds wool. In 1836. As the patronage was limited and the charges or value of the service low. 1836. for $4. and in haying. three days. $1. corn costs fifty cents perbushel.00 (November 28.00 per thousand. of four shillings (fifty cents). $1.00 a day. per pound. 1836. tallow.00 and $2. brick. he charges December 10. hoeing and planting. $5. for $7. and once of two shillings (twenty-five cents). nineteen cents per day. $3.00.19. there were cash payments of $2.00 per thousand (in* 1834). he had of B. was $19. 1.00. 1835).13.13. three cents per pound. corn meal. but this book shows.75. $7. twenty-five cents. one dozen fish thirteen cents. at three cents per pound. there is a credit. ten cents a pound.50.25 per bushel. potatoes twenty-five cents. and they were to make the light and heat of winter evenings. scrap iron. there were cash payments of twenty-five cents. rent of oxen. at one cent per pound. These he often received. It is remarkable that labor and shop work was so cheap. $1. no cash received in 1829.00. he made a bargain with Ralph #2. beef. 1837.62. Now and then. pork eight cents. none in 1835. salt. 162 feet white wood siding. wagon tongue. the special charm of pioneer days.144 this Family Genealogy. paid on "School Bill. in fifteen years. In 1834. he had seventy-five cents per day. to shoe his horses for one year. In 1841. and $1. either of which is worth now less than a half cent per pound.00. . In 1838. there are none shown in this book.749 ^ eet lumber. he often assisted at harvesting. one bushel corn on ear.00. hemlock boards. time which I have not seen. as received as pay. there is one credit. and cast iron. load of pumpkins. 1842.50) per bushel. none in 1833. were 800 feet lumber. cash payments of $1. $1. September 15. In 1837. $5. twice.00. two loads knots. seven and one-half day's harvesting. $8. also did millwright work in the sawmill and had fifty cents for a day's work.00 per thousand. for $4.00 (August 26. when wheat was credited by him. one hundred thirty-seven and three quarters pounds beef. credited at $2. at twelve shillings ($1. seventy-five cents. none in 1834. by the great fireplace. none in 1830. and another of twenty cents. at twenty-five cents and sold it for same sum. 1836). and another of $3. sixty-two cents perbushel.50. equal to $10. apples. In 1844. In 1840.35.

as it was about a weeks work. he credits. he charges Alva Pratt. In December 28. Grandin. as shoemaker. made a spear. 1839. $1. 5 miles. from 1829 to 1844. Sheffield. 63 cents. October 2. board at $6. Peter Stoll. to I use such furniture. November 13. . as the names are of people living near. 35 miles. 1840. he seems to have moved again. December 5. wife. 1832. fire shovel. he gave credit for a rocker put in a cradle. four years younger than Virgilius. James L. 16 cents.13. he credits Nathan N. were very low and ran about as follows: Made a "tongue". Possible a neighborly manner of settling some dispute and he was called in as judge. the several accounts. boots for boy. fixing spinning wheel. with a number of loads.50.00". 1831. September 5. 26.00. B. In June 20th. $1. 1839. found leather and made one shoe. I4 e Prices which he obtained for his shop work. But may always have had cow a a as he had other books. so we suppose he lived in Pultneyville. 63 cents. 75 cents. setting horse shoes. April Church has credits for.00 house rent. R. at Sodus. "moved into your house". for Setting on Arbitration". by the credits he has given. we learn he had cow in 1839. he sent his wheat and grain to be milled. and in 1832 with 123 meals. September 25. 1838 he credits. including load of tools and several loads of wood. "helping me move". made two strap hinges. They must have had a young child at this time. cutting hay for him. and in this manner paid for blackgrate. 13 cents each. from "old house". 1836. 1830. In January made bellows 1 pr. and he mentions sending grain to Sodus to be milled. Made $2. it.13. with $4. a new harrow teeth. J. for 13 cents. and Palmyra. 33 cents". smith work. 75 cents. and also $4. From we he credits. and Pultneyville is the only village mentioned in it. made garden rake.The Lawson Family. Wilson. 1838. think this was Joanna Lawson. charged cutter for W. with 5 weeks. 13 cents. 1839. two pail ears. #6.25. from which we conclude he had quite a large field. 1833. 6 davs. "made my shoes and Virgilus. shoes. This books seems to be for accounts at Pultneyville. 16 miles. From From the dates of credits for pasturing. get a little of his householding. 69 cents. Enoch Giberson.00 for cradling his barley. Once a sheep skin is credited at 75 cents. He often received leather in payment. 5 cents each. 1. Johnson account has credit. Rochester. $1. and 1844.

"Cash toward school bill As 50 cents". August 14. Now and then there are charges for work done by "self and boy". Johnson credit on his account. printed in Hartford. 1815. This was Major William Rogers of the last war with England in 1812.40". he worked for him one day for 25 cents. Virgilius two days. except Virgilius. It is a curious his arithmetics. "mowing wheat. and he thus got credit at the store for that sum. In 1839 he worked for John Cotrell. Rogers. charged in John Cotrell account. as so much payment on the general account. 1838. this is credited into the general account of Ezekiel Lewis. 'school bill $2. was a lad of ten years of age.19 school bill". but no school bill was ever charged. on "May 14. little book. school teacher also. haying. for which his father charged 50 cents for both of them. when he twelve years old (in July). In those days. as shown by the charges for the services. is the system of bookkeeping that is found This account book shows a little of the in his little book. when Virgilius. In the back pages. 6% days. which was paid in vegetables. meat. 1843. 75 cents". and hoeing for his neighbors. for which his father charged 25 cents.I4 6 Family Genealogy. In August. March 29. In 1840. Cooper on his farm for five days. August 17. On September 29 he went alone and helped in threshing. In the fall he helped Wm. with a cedar cover. In 1838. 1838. July 13. Johnson. Virgilius one day 25 cents. Johnson in threshing. he worked for H. Virgilius three days 75 cents". he went with his father to help Wm. says Elizabeth Lawson. Thomas Lewis paid Todd for him. in assisting at threshings. There are several places where we find little Virgilius helping his father. He . "paid $1. 1838. From the little account book I cannot find if any of the sons and daughters assisted their parents. So the book discloses that he taught school in year 1838 and 1839. Rogers. 50 cents. or old iron. they both lived in ignorance that he never had pay for this teaching. which was the name he was called by his father. by arithmetics 50 cents". 25 cents per day. when he was twelve years old he worked for Wm. I have one of taught school for a good many years. June 1. over laid with blue paper. each one paid for each scholar at school as a debt to the school master. In 1838. he worked with his father again for Wm. for which he charged the very small sum of 75 cents per day. 93 cents school bill". he gives Wm. December 9. and in 184 1. if no other correction was ever made. Todd had a store. April 1. and another day for 20 cents. September 4.

he helped in the orchard. and in August 19. which of course they did. same month he hoeing". "Virgilius two days". who saw his grandfather Lawson in his youth. for his father charged. says. and afterward. January 14. to me known to be the persons described in and who executed the within instrument. 3/^. he worked for Wm. Johnson. 1851. one day".. appeared Cyrus Newell and Sally E. She would gravely inform the couple they must hug and kiss each other and then bow and curtesy. June 26. property of the justice. writes: The docket was the personal peace in 1850. Nicholas Lawson. Many of these came to the squire to marry. As soon as the legal ceremony was finished she had her fun for her pay. ) sg ) On this eleventh day of September." In the town of Williamson. in old iron. The same year he worked for Wm. without any fear or compulsion of her said husband. County. "Virgilius two days digging potatoes". and same month. digging potatoes. October 21. there are and were a great many 27. 1852. so I cannot tell where it is. "Virgilius four days. Richardson. Virgilius three days Virgilius three days". October 29. before me the subscriber. December Hollanders. 1850. threshing. "State of New Wayne York. Dennett town clerk of WilThat Nicholas Lawson was justice of the liamson. he was "a large hand- .The Lawson Family. six days at one time. Justice of the Peace". 2^ days. 147 which cow. apples. examination by me apart from her said husband. 1 day". helped three days washing sheep and three days shearing them." Copy of acknowledgement taken by him to a deed November nth. great glee. on a private executed the same. "Virgilius. who severally acknowledged that they And the said Sally E. Edwin O. his wife.56. general account. $1. May 6. 1899. May 28. He was fourteen years old then. In 1843. and the novel I have heard him relate it with experience he never forgot. and "Virgilius. and had his pay in the salt and pasture for his Rogers. Newell. one thousand hundred and fifty. May 9. in which the post village of Pultneyville is situated. much to the squire's amazement and his wife's merriment. 'Virgilius. 1^2 day 15 cents". eight personally Samuel S. As he could not speak their language his wife acted as interpreter.

He is said to have died of cholera.1 48 Family Genealogy. soon after 1828. he went with crutches. She had . all knew him for miles around. having been since refitted and repainted. Holland. where they lived and died. that they crossed. Helen. Helen Richardson. resting on his crutches to do so. to Pultneyville. He was buried on the Peper lot. was born in Oostzouberg. he lived in the Russel Cole house. he lived in a house on Mill street. when his son Virgilius was born. which is still standing. Some time before his death. Y. but he always stopped and lifted his hat to a lady. who settled at Whitesberg." When Nicholas Lawson first came to Pultneyville he lived in a log house. She could sing the songs of Holland beautifully and taught them to her children. After a deal of searching and persuasion. ville. went with P. (Deerfield) north of Utica. sister to Edwin. though she never forgot her Holland tongue. arrived there at night. by his son Virgilius when he became a man grown. He was a York. took team to Palmyra. and moved from there about 1809. but he was cheerful and hopeful. Her granddaughter. some noble looking man". She came to America. at his home in Pultneyville. She could speak good English. was a schoolmaster and justice of the peace at PultneyChesterfield in manners. which I think is an error. Zeeland. 1788. V. New He had lived there so many years. For many years before his death. days. married to a He had a fine education for those Holland Dutch girl". This house was bought for him. and had a smith shop. but the driver did not wish to go on. She is reported as very jolly and full of fun. which is described as the home of Jacob Cook Fleming. Richardson. His wife Joanna Crayna (Peper) Lawson. Edwin O. 1853. It must have been difficult to get word to them. they finally got started early in the morning and arrived at the house just as the people were assembling for the funeral. with her parents. by 1803. in 1802. His legs were so badly broken by the runaway accident. and wanted to go on at once. or 1808. in Island Welcheren. for they left Corning on the cars. in Lake View Cemetery. After this he lived out on the Williamson road again where he taught school. he walked with two crutches or a crutch and cane. from Corning. crippled for fifteen years. and all came to do him the last honors. can sing them now. His death occurred in June. says of her grandfather. Lawson and his wife Elizabeth. N. July 29. Afterward in 1828. to the funeral at Pultneyville. and got off at Conandaqua. two miles out on the road to Williamson. "he was a down east Yankee.

where she died in 1857. This letter would indicate. She married Alexander Richardson. None of those who remember him. Lawson. She After the death of also told the children stories in rhyme. In 1856. supposed born 181 7. . 1834. He married Hannah. and lies buried beside her husband in the Peper plat in the Lake View Cemetery. written after his death. Casper Levator Lawson. Lawson. to live with her son Vir1854. Their children were: (a) Virgilius N. when her son moved to Menasha. but loss of the records by moving have made it impossible forme to get the dates accurately. married Mr. 1874. until they counted thirteen. as to the mother. born September 15. John Lawson. quaint Dutch sayings and proverbs. and said she should like to receive a visit from all of you". which is said to mean: "One may look fine outside. Those I give may not be correct 1. Y. In January 10. supposed born 182 1 married. supposed born 1814. supposed born 18 11. heavy woman. Lindsay wishes me to give her love to you and lady. can recall an This letter was acquaintance with the mother or sister. to Corning. her bible gives birth. Her Peper family is described later. the old lady moved back to Pultneyville. 149 many was. New York. a cousin. but only remained three months. One of these "Voven Vunt Von under strunt". three or four miles away. though Harvey M. Lawson. and also to your mother and sister. Soon after this she moved with her daughter Joanna. lived 6. Broom County. Nancy Lawson. (c) Elizabeth Joanna Lawson. when she returned to Pultneyville to reside with one of her daughters. 1815. Brigham.The Lawson Family. There children are said to have been born two years apart. February 26. 1844. wrote to Nicholas Lawson. N. mother and sister. Said to have been a son. 5. a young girl. several Roxana Lawson. Wilhelmina Lawson. supposed born 18 1 3. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. (b) Caspalarator Lawson. she married Joseph Springer. Clarinda thick set. her husband. children. 3. N. which was out near Williamson. Kendall. born April 15. gilius Lawson. gives him as a brother of Nicholas. as to some of them.2. Wisconsin. 1854. Had . in Chillicothe. in answer to a letter from him. born October 12. she went to Rochester to live with her daughter Elizabeth Richardson. but be a villian inside". in which she said: ''Mrs. of Nicholas were then alive. Rochester. Ohio. She was a short. Here her daughter Joanna died about on a small farm near Rochester. which seems incredible. in his history of Elizabeth Union. 4. Y. 1840. lived with his family in 1850.

at Corning. stillborn. n. was born 18 13. was born. At noon they became acquainted as he stopped at their house. 1889. Richardson. in Rochester. in 1852. his wife. by Dr. on the Erie Canal. Richardson knew the Springers and directed her. As she was leaving the boat. Lawson. was born in Cayuga County. January 3. In scholar. is from he* bible.. She obtained a good common school education and attended Allan's Female Academy. Wis. Lawson was born September 22. N. then eight . and became a splendid She was a handsome bright young woman. April 26. 1828. after her marriage to Mr. was born in Broome County. Ambrose V. on the 22d February. supposed 1825. Richardson. 1815. called a packet. that she would be his wife. 1837. Richardson. 1832. for the first time. daughter of Nicholas and Joanna Crayna Peper. Mr. 1854. and 8. N. was born 1830. of Rochester. Nancy Lawson. She never married. who married Nancy Lawson. (Bible).150 Family Genealogy. the missionary. Pultneyville. at Menasha. and seeing her remarked to his fellow workmen. of Nicholas Lawson and Joanna Crayna Peper his wife. on 26th day of February. she was stricken with fever and died. while living with her brother Virgilius. C. and lived there many years. N. Mary Jane Lawson. Y. She was noted all the country around for her great beauty. 7 moved 9. The essential dates of this record. her sister. daughter Elizabeth Lawson. was when she first went to Rochester to visit Joseph Springer. to Ohio. her little brother Virgilius. Church. of Scottish descent. died at Menasha. she came up to them and inquired the way to Joseph Springer's. at Pultneyville. Publius Virgilius . 10. of which Binghamton is county seat. Mr. Y. Richardson. She went by passenger steamer. was near by engaged in his occupation. at Rochester. She obtained an education in the public schools of the neighborhood. As she left the boat. at Pultneyville. New York State. Within one year they were happily married. At that time Elizabeth was said to be of Rochester. 1809. from which we suppose she had then established her home there. Joanna M. On her return to the home of her parents. She married Joseph Springer. who was a ship builder by trade. in Pultneyville. They were married. Her husband. mostly at Pultneyville. Y. New York State. Twins. Their acquaintance ripened into friendship. Alexander Richardson. in possession of her son. When she saw Mr.

He died of quick consumption. that sister went and came back as "Mrs.. Elizabeth Richardson was a descendant of soldiers of the Revolutionary War. 1889. up and said: away as "Betsy" don't question her. May 17th. of date 1850. of its hardships and those imposed by Castle Thunder and Libby Prison. but said nothing. Richardson. April 26. when grandfather Peper spoke 'Tut. Y. Her Morris De Salvo Richardson. After this she made a visit to her grandparents. 1861. Wis. in Rochester. Ambrose V. aged fifty-two years. She died in Menasha. What she suffered and endured. said he did not see 15 j how it was. attended that church in Rochester and afterwards. she moved permanently to Menasha. the child is a christian. tut. Alexander Richardson. both of whom soon died of wounds and disease. N. Finally grandmother Peper began to question. she went bravely through it old bible. Ambrose V. is well worn with honest It is from use and must have been a great comfort to her. mother. for very soon after the death of her husband. though one of them was but seventeen and another twenty. Wis. Wis. but a good. died at the beginnng of the Civil War. He was married. she lived with her son in Appleton. she went away from home for awhile with some very kind. Y.. Another son lived through the Civil War to die soon after. time. by Rev. this good book that many of the dates are had for this record. when with her son. at home of Publius V. in rebel hospitals. Menasha. years old. from hardships of prison life. Richardson. At a short interval of this Her husband. Lawson Sr. . 1866. (Bible). 1. and the War of 181 2." She always remained in the Baptist faith. in Menasha. 1838. who were very devout Presbyterians. none will ever know. They looked her over for some little time. their native state.The Lawson Family. had no children. at Rochester.. She lived in Rochester continuously. i860. and by their good offices became a member of that church herself. Their children: all.. 4th September. of consumption. 19th of August. Neenah. in Rochester." When Elizabeth Lawson Richardson was a young girl. where she lived until her death. four of her sons joined the army in New York. at the home of her son. her patriotism was transmitted to her sons. N. good Baptist people. Wis. until 1872. devout woman of a naturally buoyant disposition. Deacon Abraham Peper. born June 11. as to her change in faith. and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery..

and in October. and he was reduced to mere skin and bones. disease." 152 Family Genealogy. school education at'Rochester. Richardson. Richmond. common . and wore a heavy flowing mustache.." He arrived home March 20. 1865.. T. for he is nothing but skin and bones. and the J. for ten days we had little hope for him. finally he went to sleep for three days and nights. (Bible).. Was in Castle Thunder. His sufferings for want of food. his limbs and feet are swollen with scurvy. Knowle. was taken prisoner. Wis. at eight o'clock. When he awoke he was rational and much better. of Rochester. April 15. the second son of Alexander and Elizabeth Richardson. known as Salisbury. 1865: 'Ed. his time to expire in August. then to the prison pen in North Carolina. 2. He was delirious all the time. "quite well though rather thin. and held the office in the Lodge of P. on Wednesday. In September. afternoon. was born in Rochester. The Post had charge of the funeral. went to work at his trade of carpenter at Corning. with his brother Herbert. He enlisted in the civil war 1861. twenty-two months in all. Y. November 23. But we expect with proper care and nourishment he will recover. with blue eyes. at Menasha. N. He got home by the 15th April. at battle of Winchester. Shepard Grand Army Post Ritual was performed. Y. N. he joined the army. where he remained until 1856. at two o'clock. A. at one of the battles. He participated in the battles. clothing and sanitary arrangements were intense. From a letter written March 22. blonde hair. E. He was a tall. announcing: "Ed. at Richmond. at twenty-three years of age. Nott. He suffered this inexcusable torture for sixteen months. when he returned to Rochester and worked as a ship carpenter. 1840." While in Menasha he was a member Independent Order Good Templars. P. Edwin Owen Richardson. at the house. W. was captured and sent with many others to Libby Prison. in Virginia in 1862. in a Virginia regiment of cavalry. September He died suddenly. Libby. to Mary L. in his brick house. handsome man. of heart 27. another letter was written. Rev. He has a terrible cough. and 1863. on First Street. having been paroled in March. Belle Isle. 1865. is getting much better. 1862. about thirty days after. 1902. fair complexion. He was kind and loving in disposition. all that is left of him. 1863. C. after a Edwin O. He enlisted for three years and served his full time. Sunday morning. has just got home. Leonard preached the sermon.

November 28. of Company E. was taken prisoner. when a lad of twenty. at eighteen years of age. because he was not able to hear what was said. November 7. N. After Edwin O. in 1861. Y. died of dysentary. was Sergeant. May 14. where he died. he died from effects of wounds. Vol. at the hospital at Hagerstown. When they were exchanged the chums. Died of his wound received at the battle of the Wilderness. by extensive reading. his sister). a frame dwelling on Main street. 1864. war. caused by his sufferings in the Salisbury pen. letter of Helen J. He made up for the loss of hearing. was twenty-one Wilderness. Vol. in 1866. < < . and had great pleasure in attending its meetings. Enlisted in the civil 1842. He died all alone with no one to sooth his dying pillow. was born in Rochester. Richardson became strong again. 1864. He had a pension for loss of health and hearing. (Bible). He was a member. at battle of the 4. his chum. Edwin was of a kind. Y. in Rochester. 153 Salisbury. and nine days after he was captured. same year father died and after being in six hard fought battles and twice as many skirmishes. and he ate nothing for over a week. Oh. at Menasha. Y. generous disposition. N. Sam Robinson. of 140th Regiment. and the brick residence on First street. 'Willie went into the army. he came to Menasha. N. P. born November 30. each saved the life of the other. and owned at the time of his death. We have never heard any of the particulars of his death. of the J. always known to us as 5. when he died 'Wounded William Jones Richardson. and has since followed mechanical pursuits. he at last died of sickness in a hospital. Always industrious and economical. Hewas not married. and the reunions of comrades. Cousin Nell". it was hard to be reconciled". Richardson). 1862... although his nearly total loss of hearing. in Once while Herbert Lawson Richardson. Helen Jane Richardson. This revived him again. Poor boy. 3. and could not get his body because he was on the rebel side". Was not married. (September 8. he saved a fair fortune. by preventing him from eating too much. (Letter of Helen. 1844. a brick store. in September 1862. (Bible). took the accumulated pile of bricks and traded them for three small potatoes and a thimble of coffee. 27th Regiment. Rochester. Was a member.The Laivson Family. occasioned him great regret. born October 22. Shepard Grand Army Post. Enlisted at seventeen years of age. his ration of a brick of corn bread and soup became nauseating.

A. Ambrose Virgilius Richardson. All born in Marshfield. He afterwards became a doctor and followed his profession at Cadot. Their children: (a) Marie. Received a good education in the graded schools of Rochester. A. She was a beautiful charming girl at home. Their children: (A) Ida Richardson Gates was born in Rochester. to Menzo E.. September n. in 1890. He had a trade of enameling and doing gold leaf on picture frames. She In Rochester. the Rev. These she often sent to the new papers and magazines. was born in Spring Lake. (b) Helen. and then in 1882. She taught school a short time. 1857. born December 6. California. Y. Ireland. She married W. Here she was married. N. Wis. H. in California. has also written short stories. and graduated in the high school. Depere and Cadot. 1849. J. Waushara County. In 1870 he came to Menasha and took a position of bookkeeper for Webster & Lawson. born August 28. Gates. E. January 4. graduated at 1846. youngest son of Elizabeth and Alexander Richardson. Wis. Helen Jane Gates. September 2nd. She attended the graded city schools. N. N. Phillips. 1892. born W. lived with her daughter Ida. N. after the death of her husband. California. now reside. July 10. were at Depere. This he continued . Wis. in the West. as they possess the highest merit. 1868. of a distinguished family which is traced to the fourteenth century..154 Family Genealogy. Sexton. She wrote many pretty letters from her eastern home. when they moved to Whitcomb. to Judge J. Y. January 18. He is now a practicing lawyer in San Francisco. where they 6. Washington. They moved to Menasha about 1876. and attended the Academy. born August 4. until 1902. January His father and mother born near Limerick. at No. Her poems should be gathered into a volume and published. 1889. 135 Griffith Ave. She was educated in the schools at Rochester. 1890. 1866. in Rochester.. at Cadot. (c) Marjorie. with her son Herbert. to her 'Uncle Virgil". of Los Angeles. and resided. was born in Rochester.. Gilmore officiating. and is now a woman of leading influence and intelligence. Sexton. He received his education in Menasha. Rochester. He conducts an apothecary store at Marshfield. 1897. she was married.. from which they moved to Cadot where her husband died. Y. son of Helen and Menzo Gates.. (B. Los Angeles.) Herbert Menzo Gates. 1876. Wis. then out west. He was an expert painter and decorator and a very bright man. 18. Depere and Cadot. the High school.

Jr. 1886. Y. at Menasha. just graduated from their college in Rochester. June 11. She was educated in the family and friends who knew her. a Baptist minister. and they were married in N. Their children: (a) Alexander. in 1830. when he begun bookkeeping for P.. and now attends its graded schools. at Appleton. Theo. of the Sunday School. until 1888. She taught school a few months." became celebrated. educated in its graded schools. at Menasha. V.. Henry B. has remained ever since. Rev. THE MISSIONARY. 1879. May 15. in the work of the Congregational Church and for many years. attending the Milwaukee Downer College. Shermer. which he resigned in 1892. when she met Henry B. 1885. Wis. Y. She had a wonderful memory and was a splendid scholar. and graduated from its High school. attended its graded schools. died September 22. in Rochester. C.The Lawson Family. She was of Windsor. was a young lady of She was born in exceptional beauty of face and character. Richardson has always been an active the ceremony. and about 1850. Wis. Wis. N. Wis. Richardson and all his family reside at Menasha. 1903. attends the graded schools at Menasha. with her sister Elizabeth Richardson. excepting I ^ an interval of two years. at home of her sister Elizabeth. and attended Allen's Seminary. Wis. (c) Elizabeth Richardson. Wis. 1852.. born January 14. born April 20. graduated in its High school in 1899. Wis. at Pultneyville. One of her She lived poems. "The Slave's Lament.. in his senior year in its High school and graduated (e) Dora. member of the Good Templars.. superintendent. She is now. or sons of temperance. born August 28. Porter.. Lawson. born December 1. A. where he He married Elizabeth A.. 1 901. at Menasha. MARY JANE LAWSON. and in 1900 attended Milwaukee Downer Female In 1903. in the Menasha Wood Split Pulley Works. V. 1903. Her memory is very dear to her Pultneyville. Shermer. 1879. to take charge of the office of Gilbert Paper Co. at residence of Dr. 1883.. Mary Jane Lawson. She was a bright writer of prose and poetry. at Menasha. College. . Page at Appleton. 1878. born May 24. went to Rochester. and going to church with her became a member of the Baptist church. Coffie performed Mr. the Missionary. public and private schools. (d) Newton Page Richardson. 1882. she is teaching in Menasha. and He has for many years taken an active interest an officer. in Rochester. (b) Olive.

which she often permitted to hang loose. The natives worshipped her. carried on the backs of naked niggers through the surf to shore. They would not believe she was dead.. J. on September 23. All the church people made clothing and things for them. When she died. the vessel could not come up to the shore. in 1856 to i860. 1864 up to 1869. the natives learning of her sickness.. Henry B. in West Africa in 1852 and 1853. or the Fair Goddess". went as missionaries. N. 1823. graduated at Rochester Theological Seminary in 1852. J. J. Jane's going away. she was obliged to land. in Philadelphia. and the seaboard.. on the birth of her only child (which also died at birth). N. was very fond of his sister. While there she wrote the poem. or could die. entitled "The Black Chief's Plea". When Mary Jane was Shermer. who 1853. She enjoyed her work and became a great favorite with the natives.156 Family Genealogy. . and in Woodstown. dark hair. in 1852Her people and especially her brother Virgilius. Missionary Union. "the Krumen". She was unusually fair and beautiful. dwelling on the Sess River. born July 25. Pa. He died in Schooley's Mountain. March 22. But as there was no other way. two years. Missionary under American Baptist Missionary Union to the Bassa Tribe. being so unlike anything among the kink haired Africans. Shermer and his wife. 1852. silken. carried all baggage and passengers on their backs. was pastor at Newton. afterward widely published in America. 1869. acting as human litters. 1850. with a kind and gentle disposition. This was the people. to those wild tribes. They belong to the same ethic and linquistic cluster as their eastern neighbors. husband of Mary Jane Lawson. very strongly opposed Mary . When they arrived off the African coast at Liberia. West Africa are of the negroloid band. as missionary. which it was supposed would add to their comfort. N. and especially her hair. among whom Rev. Mary Jane Lawson Shermer. ordained in Philadelphia Pa. gathered in great numbers about her home and refused to be comforted. In Schooley's Mountain. in the hot climate of their station beneath the equator. and they determined to go as missionaries to Africa. The "Basso or Bassa tribe" of Liberia. who called her the "White Queen". New Jersey.. Such a position for Mary Jane. She had long. great preparation was made for the journey. as it was like throwing away her life. which was an object of veneration. was very embarrasing as she was extremely modest. and the natives swimming in the sea. married to Rev.


) Late op Menasha.PUBLIUS V. in . (Page Engraving represents him as photographed Sir Knight regalia. Wis. LAWSON. 157.

operated by a crank. Once Mary Jane was sitting by the fire at home reading. N. which was the occasion of her distress. Sr. and frequently . she expressed her opinion of being drenched with a pail of cold water. where Virgilius was born. screaming at the top of her voice. his wife Elizabeth Fleming. schools of the district and obtained a fair education. In his school. which was built about 1809. it was a two story frame house. where Young Virgilius attended the common they were both born. of the late Captain Cragg. when suddenly she sprang up and jumped about. When ten years old. across Salmon creek. to learn the trade. In the room in the front part of this house. He assisted his father in the blacksmith shop and learned the trade of blacksmith. the third in line from his grandfather Ebenezer. within two days of the same day of their birth. 1830. with his name in them under date. with a chain and bucket. " and "Porter's Rhetorical Reader. He was born in the old Cole house. After it was dislodged. rushed for a pail of water. where it still stands. and all the time shaking her dress and stamping. from the fire place. V.. sitting by and supposing she had caught fire. The old house was moved onto a back alley. they were married in the same room. Publius Virgilius Lawson was born in Pultneyville. he used 'Adam's New Arithmetic. son of Sergeant Nicholas Lawson and Joanna Crayna Lawson. 1828. 1846. I have in my possession now. They paid her all the homage their simple lives could invent and never ceased to recount the story of the wonderful lady.. in the most frightened manner. Her brother. The house stood on the principal street of the village. which ran over the bridge It was as pretentious as its neighbors. and up under her dress. which contained the open curb well. A little mouse had run out from the side of the great fire place. his wife. to give place to the new brick house. Lawson. he helped to thresh wheat. This made her scream worse than ever. with a lean-to woodshed. As it formerly stood. Y. 2 2d September. on William Johnson's place. about 1855. who came to them for a few months and then went away forever. the 22d September. which he emptied over her head. and just twenty years after this. on the site of the present brick house. 1 ^ Their moaning and wailings rent the air for days." copies of which. P. just two years after.The Lawson Family. PUBLIUS VIRGILIUS LAWSON. was born on the same day of the month.

They boarded a few weeks with Azall Carr. and occurred in the same room where she was born. In those days.. his father had from fifteen cents for a half day's work. H. He worked vigorously at his new trade. Lawson. and obtain better wages. Jr. Y. To extend his opportunity. were joined together in Holy Matrimony. From here they went direct to Corning. doors. rented house of Mr. he obtained a lot. much of the furniture. felt prosperous enough to get married. By me signed E. Crammer was a Methodist minister. in 1848.. in the year of Our Lord. N. having made their wedding journey by driving to Palmyra." Rev. before the perfection of machinery and expensive manufacturing. of the town of Williamson. and was married to Elizabeth Fleming. so he went to Rufus Moses. in the State of New York. After 1853. Minister ot the Gospel. he moved to Corning. the carpenter and joiner made. and in 1850. the State of New York. all the sash. When he was fourteen he helped William Rogers to wash sheep in the Salmon creek. and Miss Elizabeth Fleming. For several years of his youth. blinds and inside finishings of houses. E. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty. himself by hand. as it was too dirty. On Sunday they were in Rochester. the usual mode of travel in those days. L. on the 20th day of September. V. For these services. 1850. Certificate of Marriage: This is to certify that Publius V. For five day's service when twelve years of age his father had $1. It was on Saturday. him in the farm work. to thirty cents for a full day. or regular passenger boat. A. and built his . learned from him the use of tools and became an expert carpenter and joiner. N. did not pay very well and he was ambitious. H. at Pultneyville. He also worked several seasons for Major William Rogers. Here their children Helen E. and P. were both born. of the town of Williamson. The wedding was at the home of Elizabeth Fleming. Lawson (Kerwin). an uncle. with many new buildings going up. Septembsr 20. about two miles out of the village. He did not admire the blacksmith trade. and then began housekeeping in a two story frame. Benjamin. Lawson. He then returned to Pultney ville. Y.. in the village.158 assisted Family Genealogy. This was then a lively place. It was a packet boat. on the Erie Canal. he worked in summer for the neighboring farmers. where Virgilius was employed at carpenter work. Crammer.56. This novel experience he never forgot and often related it with great glee. and all the store fixtures. where they took canal boat.

1830. furnished heat in winter. school houses. We had annually. We had husking bees. Their studies were grammar. 1840. and one on the other side for boys. Virginia reel. I have gleaned. and women teachers in summer school. own She attended school in the wooden building. but we always hung up our stocking by the fireplace. nor any exercises for the children whatever. At these bees they passed around coffee. A box stove in the center of the room. They had men teachers in winter. as the lake froze over too rough. and cotillions. fed with wood. There were some benches with backs in the middle of the room. The teacher's desk stood in the front end of the room. Both seats and desks were cut with names of others who had used them.. and where she had lived house. The churches had no Christmas trees or Santa Claus." and spell downs. Of her social life in Pultneyville as a young girl.The Laivson Family. 185 1. cake and other refreshments. reading. it cost five cents to send a letter. late in the fall. at which they pared apples and cut them ready to dry. they marked "paid" on the outside. mostly doughnuts. each with a long desk in front. for smaller children. Business was at a standstill in 1856. born there September 22." We had no Christmas trees. lockup. to 1850. Once we had one at Jas. From his account book kept by him while in Corning. geography and writing. Pultneyville. B. until her marriage. stores. and no work or building going on. We did not skate as there was no place. He was for some time Superintendent of Regulator Robinson's sash factory. residences. and apple peeling bees. Up to 1856 he did a big busi' . mony mosk. Dancing. N. I never heard of them in Pultneyville. waltzes. There were no stamps. At these they told stories and had any amount of fun. which stood where the present cobble stone stands." spoke pieces. arithmetic. When she was a little girl. j$g His wife. was oldest daughter of Jacob Cook Fleming and Lucinda Baird Fleming. to 1854. They had. from November ist. and wrote compositions." The invitations and tickets had a picture of a ship on them." Publius V. We went sleighing. she says: 'When I was a girl. Lawson worked hard and pushed things at Corning. "spelling schools. we had public dances in the hotel hall. a dance called the "Sailor's Return. after all the sailors came home. and other structures. Elizabeth Fleming. Cragg's house. On one side was a long bench seat for girls. that he was a contractor and builder of houses. Y.

his oldest boy. Family Genealogy. 1856. and who boarded with him. and from it he gained such information as made him proficient in his business. These books with little opportunity to learn how to do things.!6o ness. cartage thirteen Excavating thirty cents a yard.. flooring $15. and never used other than the two first names. and at Corning he began as a very young man. when he was . always at Was building a saw mill. the subject. at $1. with details of stiles. He was always locally called Virgil. if he was not good. nails five cents.50 per day. while the last was the name of his father. roof boards $10. his father replied. Edwin was fourteen years of age in 1854. who was then married.00 per day. 1853. in 1852. joiner and building. as charged on May 2. in parts and had them bound This was a complete work on in two fine large volumes. Lawson. ceiling $15. had two teams and one horse. gave him confidence. why he had given him such a long name. make the full name of Virgil the Latin son. the names or over thirty persons who worked for him.00. At Pultneyville. contracting. at Painted Post. and he wanted his youngest boy to have a long name so he would have plenty to thrash off.50. When asked poet. for him. was then working 1854. four weeks. his brother. and had a son Monroe C. Richardson. shingle $2 and $3. Levate Lawson. and carried on several contracts at Among these people working for him were the same time.00. Sloan's Model Architect. and other dates. some had ten shillings. up to taken sick. was not a very good boy. opportunity was limited to farm life. His contracts ranged from small accounts. took contracts for all kinds of construction and erection work. Pa. so that he was ever after an employer. of different grades of mechanical skill. during Wages paid were from twelve this period. from 185 1 to 1854. and he made the most of them. shingle nails $7. March 6. employing during his life time thousands of men. 185 1.00 per keg.00. who worked for him also. He often had as many as ten or more $500. named John. his nephew. and remained till June. Edwin says he went to Corning May. when work. His first name was Publius Virgilius Maro Nicholas LawThe first three. or $6. Price to eighteen shillings per day. and twelve or There are thirteen years old when he first went to Corning.00 per keg. were just the information he wanted. and toward the last had $2. Edwin O. He subscribed for cents. of carpenter. mechanics in his employ. He left home at Pultneyville. in all its details.00 and $800. of lumber: siding $18.00.

and had concluded he could do better by going west. P. with J. They arrived in the forenoon. He had formed a resolution to be worth forty thousand dollars when he was forty years of age. went to Corning. He found a place to board with Norman Wolcott. and the stage not warmed.00 His accounts show he bought a chestnut horse for $2. beans and corn. known as Lawson and By this time he had the services of a bookkeeper. There they took a stage along the west shore of Lake Winnebago to Oshkosh. came by boat to Green Bay. He found work at once on the Methodist church. carpenter work. at twelve to sixteen shillings and eighteen shillings per day. He had very little to show for all his hard labor and enterprise at Corning. Helen and Publius V. then they rode his family. He leased his house in Corning to Levi to follow him. to wait until he was settled. by boat. as they called it then. the next was Mrs. and on the new brick high school building. after he had learned carpenter and joiner trade. Lawson. $ in his pocket. ^ twenty years of age. but which we term now $1. Whipple. C.Tlie Lawson Family. This build. at the Methodist parsonage. . and then by cars. in Menasha. who sold his garden for him. Jones. Their furniture could not come until navigation opened in the spring. keeping. and contracting. where he landed with only $1. where they arrived late and remained Next day they took stage for Menasha. kept by Melangthon Boroughs. Lawson came to dinner he found them there and was pleased to see them. In February. Lawson met. in Steuben County. 1856. he sent for potatoes. Jr. Helen was then five years old. The first woman Mrs. Bogardus. and other work.50. at the hotel. His wife and two children. in August 1856. He commenced his journey to the west. where "apple sass" and bread and butter were the rule. on corner Broad and Appleton Street (now destroyed). He boarded In a few days they set up house at this hotel at that time. in 1850. in partnership in the erection of buildings. on Saturday. Dodge. Lewis Clapp. to Menasha. and Publius V. named Frank. B. Wis. and up the river. At noon when Mr. to Fond du Lac. Jones. then being completed. It consisted of In December. He got very cold as it was winter. was Mrs. on the cars to Chicago. he was $85. Wis. in 1848. was three. went to Pultney ville. in south part of New York State. Here he began work at his trade. They went to Palmyra by stage. He kept a day book himself and a time book. 1853.. Her child all night. to post his accounts.

1858. Scott. put in a drag saw and set up and ran a shingle mill he had bought in Corning and sold here. Hart. H. Hall was in the Sam S. (Old Foundry Building near the Canal Bridge). in a small white house.. He worked on the new fence about the school house. he bought into the sash factory and This was on corner Tayco planing mill. In 1856. and they had accounts with all the people then doing any building. Here he barrel factory stands now. Menasha. where he had a scholarship for his pay. from which he moved into the present homestead. sash. Lawson & Company 's Door. in Tom Armstrong's saw It stood where Chas. in some butter. matched flooring and planed siding. lot 131. consideration $945. For this interest he paid $1700. R. Sash and Blind factory." ' Mr. a pail full of wooden Naymut LAWSON & COMPANY. Lawson operated his factory three years. 1861. in the best manner. All the above work made from thoroughly kiln dried lumber. That winter it was hard to get milk and butter and they were William obliged to use butter in coffee in place of cream. and only cleared between his house and the river. on Naymut This house was purchased of Norman Thatcher.00. on Depere street. in 1861.1 62 Family Genealogy. blinds and mouldings. block A. and was burned in 1873. also at Lawrence University. on Main street. on Tayco street. he did millwright work. Following is the advertisement they carried in the local newspaper: 'Spring Arrangements. The subscribers keep constantly on hand and for sale a large assortment of doors. furnished all the sash. street. The company owned the machinery. doors. It stood on Broad street in the church yard. chain pump tubing. Appleton. with promptness and dispatch. blinds and fronts of stores. i860. then 1858 in Landgraf's After which he bought the two house. 1859. and got it. is north. was all woods then.. April I. M. The price . He lived in 1857. and all kinds of planing. and warranted. of all kinds. with ing now moved back his grocery store. near corner Main and Clay. February 20. on water power. Roby building. They are prepared to do scroll and circular sawing. owned by R. when he obtained where he lived after 1 86 1. or to First street. The 23d of April. In February 15. story frame. and water power. with W. During this time there was as much building and improvement as at any other time. Wis. street. Smith's brick mill. in the Lyman Fargo red frame building.00. he bought out his partner and owned the business alone. and counters and fittings used.

in There were swing floats for bridges over boats and barges. a cheap. impassable. and managed to make the trades win. and he worked energetically to that end. who did their best to "skim" That was one way of borrowing along. The only means of entry or exit was by water. by which means his supplies and labor were paid. he proved it was wise to go west. was via steamer to Green Bay.00 per keg and lumber about same price as now. that All were is traded. enough perhaps to offset what he was indebted. and the hay and hams to his men. 'West. of nails 163 was $6. town lots. as net As he result of his four years in Menasha. and a myriad of stumps. hay. about $5. The business." The mills gave orders on the storekeeper. so they went around by the river and lake. worth about $4. The buildings were all cheap frame structures the canal. which were called. when he was thirty-two years of age. and material from the factory.The Lawson Family. The old brush dam. his probable worth in i860. The town was only ten years old. and all bought and sold. and he seems to He obtained for work have learned the times. the money of a new man who came to run a store. with the "medium of exchange" in common use.000. cows and village orders. 1859. satisfied. the hard times before the war." and new people came. The circle of custom for such a factory. possibly a little cheaper.00. and lots. He had vowed when he was forty years of age. Mails were uncertain. village orders and credits beside. such as swapping accounts.000." There was not much money. in 1858. very well. He had his own home worth about $1. Those days required a good trader.000. Menasha was a small village. ham. The stage had a dubious prospect by black mud Still it was new and the roads. The only method of communicating with the outer world up to i860. he would be worth forty thousand dollars. horses. and a greater part of the business was done on credits and trading. He determined when he left Corning to win wealth. only had his living from eight years in Corning. was subject to the general condition of those times. leaky affair.00. and finally failed. did not seem to warrant such a prospect. And . the saloons did the most profitable business. and roads supposed to be growing. and had all the planing mill business. Lawson had become quite adept. Mr. So that he was worth then. and things were as lively as expected. and the streets black mud with the stumps still in them. possibly five hundred people. I have tried to estimate from his books and papers. Neenah was small. These he turned in to pay for lumber.

where he remained one year. when after a year. he was elected circuit judge. J. his property. when P. This was a mammoth four story building. on the water J. it came through Menasha. an attorney rity. There is nothing to show if their relations always pleasant. for manufacturing. power. thence via plank road forty miles to Sheboygan. Pulling. made Mr. a position which he held for Mr. thence via boat to Green Bay. Here he erected by Big Williams. Lawson. into the Bowman building. under the act for the relief of insolvent debtors. lots and mills at Menasha. houses. Publius V. thence via Bay and Lake. 1863. or via plank In 1861. at Menasha. until they They were always the best of friends and were all sold. WEBSTER From Harney's History & LAWSON. Elbridge Smith. near the Coral flour In the spring a freshet cut mill. 186 1. V. < The Winnebago County: mammoth works of Webster & Lawson" as he terms them had their origin in this manner: Was established by Andrew of <r Webster in 1856. Rich were witnesses. and Elbridge Smith made to him a complete assignment of all his credits and personal property. He then moved to Neenah. had failed and made a petition to the Circuit Court. . Lawson his agent and gave him full charge of all About 1866.j64 Family Genealogy. road to Kaukauna. gages and rented his houses and sold his lands. but the implicit confidence of Judge Pulling was a great compliment to his integOn the 10th of April. in a small building. Lawson and A. About i860. remained until 1861. V. G. County. in fall of 1858. his power. Honorable David J. Lawson had sold out his sash factory. he ever had anything for his services. Judge of Circuit Court. Lawson collected his rents and morteighteen years. then a lawyer and a man of some means. or via steamboat to Fond du Lac. appointed as assignee of the estate of said Smith. and Honorable Judge Edwin Wheeler. Pulling then lived at Fox Lake. seperating the shop from the main land." P. and returned to Menasha. who had considerable real estate and improved property. 1863. In the Northwestern railway ran on west side of Little Lake. which assignment was recorded in office of register of deeds for Winnebago Moses Hooper and W. Richardson entered into a co-partnership with him the 28th day of February. in the middle of the dam. away the dam. another break in the canal shut off He then moved into the large Williams building.

Soon after the firm was organized. Lawson on the dissolution. Webster has failed up. He was year. J. Mr. to make his fortune like all the rest. 165 Richardson had been a school teacher. He had no method of management and every now and then had everything in a chaotic state. but his pride made him cranky and irritable. A. made money by the trade with Mr. by interfering and trying to run the factory. and informed me that if he ever came there again. careful and persistent and for attention to every detail. and the timber not strong enough. freckled face Vermonter. got them just as straight and tough as by riving. which turned split or rived In those spokes and threw its shavings way across the factory. he would never have got on. and by care in handling the timber. Mr. Lawson had not been with him.00 partly furnished by his wife. had laid up a little money. on such a clumsy lathe. and was full of energy. he came in just as I was trying to think what the letter L was and did not know. days it was supposed that spokes must be rived. and decided to go with his company to war. His natural disposition was kind and gentle. manager and to discover ways and means to manufacture cheaply with profit. or short logs. If Mr. I should have a whipping. and wanted to get into business. Lawson had ability as of all who understood the firm. very proud. and he had a chronic condition of dispepsia. This sort of spoke was expensive. as one day in Nell Tait's room. in a day. Men would not work for him. Andrew J. Lawson's death. but with no wealth. He was no mechanic. he took a hand in the lesson. . red headed. and finding fault. slow to make and only 150 could be turned. He had moved out west. appointed captain. but has never made any money since. and I did not know the I was then in my sixth letter L. making it very unpleasant for all about him. less the grain would not be straight. Webster was a young. more than a second rate. The machinery put in by Webster was some hand turning lathes. the after changed this. The author remembers him. to personally superintend the operation of manufacture and of the works. for hubs. or split out from the bolts. Lawson soon by sawing them from short bolts. neckyokes and whifnetrees and a Blanchard turning lathe for spokes. his whole capital being less than $500. and in small way.The Laivson Family. Since the firm dissolved and He since Mr. He scolded everybody and everything in sight. and a cracked voice. in the high school. He died in 1903. and went about scolding. That is also the opinion Mr. He did not remain with the firm long.

000.000 spokes. but very soon their business had increased. and in their bending They put in a steam plant.1 66 Family Genealogy. buildings erected and new machinery put in The works have since then been enlarged from the same. they begun to build. The business continued to grow and extend.000 feet are required per annum to supply their works". for $7. elm and maple. poles. and steam power added. which was used ever after. and large quantities of shafts. using drift pins to hold the building side ways. from New York to Oregon.000 sawed felloes.000. During the war I will quote from all things prospered. and built cheaply but strongly. time to time. 15. in same business. and make 2. works. factory was operated by two water wheels. bows. who had been running five years.00. added that they made the material for 150 wagons and 100 cultivators each day and cut up eightmillionfeet of oak lumber annually. until they now (1879) occupy some ten acres of ground. hickory. when in 1869. and This mammoth factory now employ railroad side tracks." widely known. sleigh and cutter 'The firm is material and hard and soft wood lumber. with the usual expensive framing. when additions were made to the buildings. which Mr. and an engine. 120. the firm built on the site now (1879) occupied by their extensive works. 'During this year Harney's History of Winnebago County: (1861). and so this company. by purchasing a tannery that lay next between them. on the lots in block 49. located next to them. and as they required steam in steaming hubs so they would not check or crack in drying. so that they required more power. Lawson had put in as part of his share and using the lumber also which he had put in. Webster & Lawson bought their property and added their plants. March 12. erected their own factory building. throughout the year. Fisher and Jones was a rival concern. The material used is oak. and required dry houses. a small factory which was found inadequate to the wants of their increasing business. 1870. shipping over a wide extent of country. A view of the works is found He might have in Harney's History of Winnebago County. same year. Lawson used his well known knowledge as That is he dispensed builder.000 sets bent felloes. In this work Mr. 175 men.500. store rooms. depending on the weight of machinery and material to hold it down. with extensive shipping docks. fore purchased. ash. requiring More land was thereenlarged manufacturing facilities. 520.000 hubs. of which 6. . by water power. In this manner he erected all His first their numerous buildings at a great saving in cost.

Nicholas Lawson. Heavy hand turning lathes were used in the new factory. although they were called the Boyington lathes. The larger ones were cut down with an ax to proper size for turning. Lawson put in what they called a lazy saw. Making this reamer was a special job and he taught his blacksmith how to do it. invested about $15. About 1864. jfrj they purchased the Pope & Ross saw-mill (which is now the Strange Paper Company). Boyington got up his spoke lathes. Mr. on which the firm bought his patents and paid for making them. now served him in hand. Improved. and latest improved. until the Goodyear hub machine came out. cut the end in for the nut on the axle to go into. was run at a good rate of speed and a knife pushed against it. to cut off large bolt logs proper . Rochester. The first machinery used by Webster & Lawson was an ordinary morticer and hand turning lathe for hubs. The old Blanchard spoke lathes left the work very rough and required a great deal of labor to get them throated. morticing machines were obtained. the village smithy." that is. They now abandoned rived spokes except as a specialty. This was a vast and necessary improvement in the spoke business. His early training by his father. when they were purchased. These machines had capacity for five thousand spokes daily. and made all such tools. Lawson's plans. After reaming." that is took off the surplus material down Another set of knives was then pushed to the size of the hub. and ran it as a saw mill to cut up their logs and prepare their lumber. Lawson set up his own blacksmith shop. but Mr. which fashioned the hub. Two of these machines would make one hundred sets of hubs per day. and made their spokes from sawed stock. with a large These augers were first made by Zigler in bevel auger. and Howard & Schubert foundry and machine shop made jointers and throaters on Mr. ready throated and smooth. beside it had capacity for only one hundred and fifty per day. and thus the hub business was improved in cost. The stock was first reamed out. Lawson also furnished most of the best ideas for the spokelathes. H. C. which "roughed it.000. against it. jointed and smoothed after turning. I expect that Mr. with a large slasher circular saw. The hub logs selected for the proper size were cut off into proper lengths. They had patterns made.The Lawson Family. From the end a knife was pushed against it which "cupped. properly sorted and selected as to knots and soundness of timber. the hub core was put on a removable mandril which set in the machine.

the felloe would not be regular. he thought of an improved method so much that finally it came to him in a dream. and this must all be done without loss of time. It seems simple enough. It consisted simply of a dished circular saw. by which all the operator had to do was place his stock in position on the table. The next morning he went at work to build the new machine. There is no other made or used. That is. Mr. the bevel being kept with the grain by reversing the stick at each cut. The agricultural He . This same machine is still made and sold by Peter Jennings at Menasha. made by Mr. This self-feed bolting saw was also an improvement. He had the patterns made. This felloe saw is in common use the world over. a slanted table so the dished saw would cut the stock square. plow handles. They bought some bending machines. This was made easier by the triangle on the end of the dog. These bolts were split. bent felloes for wagon rims. felloes were sawed out of two foot oak plank with a gig saw. This was very slow work. Very earl}r in the business. and a dog set so as to self mark the article. or rather not mark it but allow it to go forward. nearly ten times as fast as by hand. which were again re-sawed by other push saws into spokes. at each cut the proper width of a felloe. which were of course on a different circle. if the inside of the felloe was cut on the same diameter of circle as the outside.1 68 Family Genealogy. Lawson worried over this a great deal. yet it is an ingenious machine and the dog a surprising invention. bows. and is used in all the mills and factories. irregular piece to cut out to make these correct. so the sawyer could saw them properly. Bending and bent stock became a large part of their business. changed the axis of the circle from the outside to the inside of the felloes. besides the stock had to be marked by a small boy. raves. length for spokes. got up bending devices for bending sleigh runners. Lawson. put his foot on the lever and it went flying through the saw. where saw felloes are made. etc. which by not changing its proper spacing. so the sawyer would know the course of the grain. Then these split bolts were run through bolting saws and cut up into cants. To push these heavy bolts through a saw by main strength was right hard work. and invented a self-feed saw bench. There was always a thin. It never could be hit on a second time if lost. which was the important part of this invention. and is the onlv bolting saw ever gotten up in the west.

down the river and up the river in Waupaca and Shawano Counties. but only ran it one or two seasons. ^9 implement business grew to wonderful proportions. Kaukauna. How does this or this compare with the Webster & Lawson make of similar goods?" material used being chiefly oak. which usually towed their large barge named the Island City. Clark. When Mr." a first-class They owned the steam tug. they bought along these lines and consumed all the oak in the country. This trade sell mark became the country over and still standard grade in the trade the exists. Lawson could not see to it all.The Lawson Family. The scarcity of such timber was what caused Mr. and got out stock. Lawson to sell out to Mr. and they received a big accumulation to their business. concluded to start the business at Depere. Lake. and The Company. November 1st. Webster in the main works. and Captain Elory C. Lawson was in handling While he got hard work out of them. All other manufacturers had to to explain what their stock was. tug boat. who had been captain on their steamboats. After the railroads were built." that is had been with the works always. who had been with Webster & Lawson. W. still they had a high regard for each other and he had many men who had been with him ten. by the development of the west after the war. until moved to Cadot and became the Clark & Boyd on these grades. fifteen and twenty or more years. after the business got so large that Mr. One chief his characteristic of Mr. Lawson learned of of it he proposed that Webster & Lawson take one half interest in it and thus was formed Webster & Lawson ManuThis business was operated facturing Company at Depere. possibly about 1873. they obtained this from farmers about home." which could carry an immense load of logs. for a good many years buying their timber. Most of his men were what they called old hands. 1880. Once they set up a little mill on Ledyard side. were asked. Steve Reynolds. . men. They were said to make the material for one hundred wagons and one hundred agricultural implements daily. as marked with their own trade mark. Every spoke was carefully examined by one man whose business it was to see that only certain spokes went in each bundle or set. all over Calumet County and east of there. by making special pieces for all these new inventions. Prior to this. T.

00. insurance $4500. from 2 o'clock p.000. with $9. that is coextensive with the central and western trade. to 3:30 o'clock. that by care in the selection of stock." was She was used to tow a barge load of also in the log service. the flames leveled the building with the ground. could be heard in and about the build- ." She had a steam crane that lifted the logs bodily on the boat and piled them up. one Sunday noon.000 insurance. 1876: recently met with a loss of their new factory by fire. superintending the construction of shop. passenger and tow boat. and within thirty days. again the engine started the machinery. In 1878 she was exchanged for a farm of 1. 1880.100 acres at Green Bay. ringing voice. Mr. and had it in operation in a very short time. twenty-five carloads of wagon stock. 'Mr." July 14. the saw mill was consumed by fire. insurance was adjusted. Mr. over the Fox and Wisconsin rivers to the Mississippi and after the stock was disposed of. Lawson was busy about the works. with all the men he could work and in just thirty days. no attempt was made to bring her back. In the year 1870. Lawson commenced at once. with improved machinery. the steam propeller 'Flora Webster. have established a reputation. She and the barge were sold. m. August 18. and in every way possible aiding and developing the facilities of the works. 1881: Extract. Lawson was very careful. was consumed by fire in one and half hours. His cherry. July 18. P. The report shows loss of $20. 1876.000. and the style and character of the manufacture of goods. Lawson. the largest and most important establishment of its kind in the ' west. They had always been quite fortunate in not having fires as Mr. from an insignificant beginning. a As soon as the loss of $25. From a newspaper article. I copy this: and good business capacity has grown up in a comparatively short space of time. Lawson immediately rebuilt it. I think the Oshkosh Northwestern 'Thus by dint of energy. as was called the factory they had purchased from Fisher and Jones. dry houses. and that commands for them ready customers from among the foremostbusiness houses inthegreatcommercial centers of thecountry. They From the Neenah Gazette.. had the building up and machinery running in a new factory. they built at a cost of $25. October 13. On the 14th of July. built much larger and raised to a three story building. the "newfactory". from the Menasha Press." 170 Family Genealogy. V. enterprise of 1869.000. possibly by a spark from a passing steamer in the canal. ii- Their steamer.

D. he purchased half interest in the flour mill at Clintonville. about 1000 feet He told Jessie Armstrong. E. in the saw mill and store. Smith refused to pay rent on . In 1876. of Menasha paying for the whole about$i5. No one had the least thought that it was possible. 1880. 111. removing the old bridge.The Lawson Family. Mr. The men all worked to advantage. from Tayco to Washington Street. to do the greatest amount of labor in the least possible time. Mr. over Fox river. and had changed his mind as to its being what he wanted. which time cannot erase. On November 1. Doty. He always had a happy word for every one and between him and his men there grew an affection. 1 j1 from early morning till late at night. Lawson. that he might drive his team over in They all smiled at such an unusual thing. Webster took the hub and spoke business and some mortgage accounts. Lawson then made a partnership with John Strange. Lawson purchased half interest in Menasha water power. in the saw mill and the local lumber yard. and had invested at the time of his death. of Metzner and then a half interest with W. at Clintonville. He was active and stirring. he purchased the other half. Soon after. It was care and watchfulness. Every one knew P. but was taken sick and did not accomplish it. it was always on hand. Lawson took the saw mill. Mr. together. ings. About 1870 he took a contract. of Chas. no delays. as well as thoughtfulness. just one week. and prided himself on being able to do more work in less time than any He drove business and succeeded in getting men one else. In 1879. ready for the next. includingthelandshegotwithit. and the balance in money. when he begun work of long. at Clintonville. of Curtis Reed. Webster took the books and agreed to settle all indebtedness of Webster & Lawson. Soon after he purchased the property. But the erection went steadily on and the bridge was open to trarTc just one week after it was closed. of Alton. Webster paid him. V. This was illustrated in his contracts. Each man's work was up. the firm of Webster & Lawson dissolved. about seventeen thousand dollars. and Jessie Armstrong did drive his team over within the time given at the start. and had made up his mind to sell out again to Stacy. one thing followed another on time. H. which Mr. the farm at Green Bay. Mr. from the village to build a new bent bridge. No one ever caught him with a gang of men waiting one moment for a load of stone or a timber or a nail. The material was ready." The real secret of this was in being ready. Stacy.

rents paid in flour. and most of the mills were using water not paid for. tight piers loaded with stone constructed at each side and one in the center. which frequently occurred in the spring. Mr. at $1500. He then notified all parties of the amount of water they were using. refused to pay Doty. E. leases carelessly made. to construct a guard lock. The only bridge over the canal in use then was a float swing bridge.000. Lawson obtained the $5000. and we built. orders on the store and lumber.00 more. The lands have been sold from time to time and possibly brought February 8. They were a lot of could be had. The author took hold of the property and made up his mind. and got Gilbert's Paper mill onto that. the most of them settled. flow of the north outlet of Lake Winnebago. The case against E. At his death the rents were less than $1000.00 per annum. fixed the rent. This property had been badly managed. and spent several hundred dollars in this manner. when the writer to his leases. It was determined by the village. and succeeded in locating the Gilbert & Whiting Paper mill at a fair rent. unpaid and unused. Lavvson continued up to his death. in 1898. He was promptly sued. Smith refused. and it was difficult to get down on to or off of the steep banks. city. pay upon The litigation was mayor of the the old wooden structure. D. We then determined to advertise for mills. He made the A draw. at the mouth of the canal. the first thing to do. to close off the water in case of a break in the banks. In the litigation with Doty he was defeated. property. . contract from the Fox and Wisconsin River Improvement Company. Smith was pushed and he was made Then Mr. This he finished in a few weeks. D. that stood until 1886. Lawson had the contract. In a few years we had a rental of $4600. so that he had no chance to develop the property. 'The Lawson canal".00 per annum. to make arrangements to use the guard lock piers for a bridge. wooden bridge then in i860. The case was never decided. settled into the river and we had erected the present iron drawbridge in its place.00 rental. i860. Mr. Mudsills were sunk into the bed of the canal. through which the water spurted on the passing of a team. as The property consisted of the whole he would have done. leases not recorded. Then they dissolved. was to pick up all leases that They were taken up. at Menasha subject to leases which had been made.172 written leases. that had stood for twenty-six years. for his interest. "or any old way". Family Genealogy. from the It has since been sold for $75.

It is now well cleared. Lawson among the settlers and through the woods. Finally much to my joy we arrived home. We often remained over night at these logging camps. large painted barns. getting out logs. lined on three sides with several tiers of wide shelves for the beds or "bunks. jj* As a lad I often went with Mr. after logs and timber. It was ten below zero. Outagamie and Shawano Counties. and in this manner. and with all our covering we were very cold and glad to get inside that night.The Lawson Family. and the German settler had log cabins with no furniture. The road cut through the forest was filled with stumps and fallen trees. We had a democrat wagon and one horse. Often times we were obliged to walk. we drove over them. in one day. as the seat had fallen over. in Waupaca. They were low log huts. sleeping on corn stalks. which was located on present site of to the camps in . Then it was all woods with ox team roads cut through. and the horse could hardly mount over them. he hung a blanket inside this top. on west side of Fox River. Some of the fallen trees across the track were three feet high. before we arrived home. But the black mud was so impassable it was a difficult task. Prior to 1866. In the opposite end the cook had his outfit and cook stove. into the woods. About five miles out from home. I had a pair of number ten canvas and rubber boots with two pair socks on. On the roads we would pass a great many teams taking supplies the forest. When the weather got down to twenty degrees below zero. with a top on it. Lawson and family attended the Congregational church. we have traveled sixty miles. When it cleared up we started for home. splendid brick houses. it began to rain in torrents. and made about eighty miles by that night. down the river toward Depere. We stopped in of this kind. with good roads. Calumet County. I enjoyed these excursions. I lay down in the bottom of the wagon and Mr. and as there was no way around them. This was filled with wood and made a roaring fire. Lawson sat on the bottom. covered with two buffalo robes. Mr. which leaked badly through the a log cabin split or rived shingle." In the center of the room was a large drum of heavy iron. One fall we went into the town of Harrison. with a team. and the farmers are rich. although they had much of hardship and real life in the back woods. with poles arranged in shelves on the side of one room for beds. Once out on a trip like this. In the winter time he had a cutter rigged with a carriage top on it. we got onto the wrong road.

Scott got control of the property. Jr. the company had not collected enough money to pay for it.308 paid in and $1. Clark. V. Charles May. Mr. M. a board of of directors elected. Lawson took $700. and Helen and P. On Christmas they had a big Christmas tree and we had our presents there. Mr. V. the Universalist Society of Menasha and Neenah was organized. R. Lawson own the lands on which it is located. Scott was one of the construction committee. church every Sunday morning and evening. constructed. and took a great this church. Syme. 1870. Fisher. consisting of P. Scott. It was opened in r by John Roberts. Lawson gave liberally to the support of the church. was the assignee for Potter and Duchman saw-mill on south end of dam at Menasha. Helen and P. when by some means R. W. Henry Hewitt. A. Mr. of which Mr. In 1869. P. burned down. and possibly $6. There had been $10..000. He remained with this church all his life. Hunter had a bankrupt Paper Company at Fond du Lac. V. and with Charles May and R. J. J. M. as the National Hotel. gave liberally for its Sunday school library. Krueger and others were also members. painted red. Mr. Mary's German Catholic church. a hotel association was organized. Lawson furnished the plans. Subsequently it was burned. always went Mr. Jr. In 1902 it . These two bankrupt concerns joined in 1878. and as owner completed it. attended Sundaj school there. He taught a Sunday school class. Jr. Family Genealogy. straw paper mill. M. and was buried from it. and quite generously to its erection and furnishing. Lawson. holding their meetThey then erected the pretty church on ings at first in halls. Rev.700 still due on construction. Minor was pastor then. the Island.. specifications and estimates. as we had no tree at home.. Dan Barnes.174 St. Alex. interest in the work of the church. Webster. $4. W. Lawson and family became members of Mr. Lawson was a trustee. V. When it was nearly completed. V. At this time or a few months before. The machinery was moved to Menasha and a large wooden. The Howard Paper Company is now on the site. Wm. Ladd was secretary.00 in the new company. Charles B. J. Father was happy on these occasions and you could hear him laugh heartily all over the edifice.000 yet necessary to complete and furnish.00 stock was taken in Menasha. It ran a few months and stranded. John Dykes had the contract for most of the work. It was a season of great delight and pleasure. The estate of P. Lawson and wife went to to Sunday school there.

while trustee of the village. A.00 in stock in this company which built the old National Hotel. and the then. and A. and use his discretion. 1863. V. Mr. 1877. From the time the first fire engine company was organized. and Geo. B. was made chairman. the manufacturers then on the water power. the safety of the property. A. V. Menasha". Henry Hewitt.. Sr. to one of the bridges across the canal. and guard locks and look to . held in Smith's woods on Doty Island. 1870. J. September 8. They met to arrange to have some one take charge of the banks. Engine Company No. placed on the dam 270 yards of earth. by which it would seem they were very well satisfied with the work. On April 8.. Lawson had teams and men at work. John Schubert sold his half interest in the established business of Howard & Schubert.. This was the first bank in Menasha. of the first organization. to pay their share of the expense. Lincoln. Merklin was Grand Marshal. Robt. He closed the matter with satisfaction to the village Board. Henry Hewitt. Brick was owner of the boat. Shells. In June 30.00. J. Webster organized. Lawson was president of the day in a big Fourth of July celebration in 1878. Jennings and subsequently sold to him by the estate. Babcock. M. H. On the 9th April. met at E. This was rented to Mr. set a watch on the banks. Lawson. Dr. 1. Henry Hewitt. I jyc have understood that Mr. Sr. the fire companies have been the great local feature in Menasha. he was appointed to settle the damages done by a boat. Lawson became a charter member. was secretary. A. machine shop and foundry. P. His account shows they all paid except one. A. Pratt delivered the oration. Lawson invested $1000. who was keeping books for Smith There was very high water. It has always been a volunteer company banded for mutual protection against fire. to Mr. all the manufacturers signed a paper. 1864. under the name National Bank. and first foreman. D. The auther read the declaration. up to the present day. Lawson. About all the members received until quite recently for their hardships and exposure. R. N. They made P. July 16. Smith's office. Mr.The Lawson Family. Kimberly. A. He thus prevented any break in the canal or dam that year. banks in bad condition. E. W. P. Sr. Scott and Edward Ward were the other members. November 1. 1862. and kept the guard lock at head of the canal ready for instant use. was freedom from jury duty. for $5000. Lawson chairman of a committee of three. Jr. Mr. .

1863. Bradish. Utley. celeI think he must have been a member of the No. manufacturers and people in the village. Parker. Mck. L. of the village of was No. ship of the company on that date was composed of the leading business men. Noble. H. Finch. William Kittle. J. Keyes. he was foreman of "Menasha Engine Company No. and during a large part of also foreman . 1866. tary. J. Clark. W. G. C. Scott. Andrew Jones. B." 'P. Frank A. Jas. Utley. etc. Kindly let us know if you will come by boat or cars. Hill. Keyes. M. O. Noel Coates. N. D. Joslyn.. 1. J. Kittle. Rabb. — V. Strough. D. O. Andrew J. E. H. Jr. Lyman Eldredge. Shepard. B. Wheeler. N. and assisted on committee to purchase the first hand engine. May 7. Dick. C. and we herewith extend to Menasha Fire Company No. A. Bushy. Virgil Ward. E. A. P. Perry. Smith. Collins. Company in 1866. John Harbeck. Webster. etc. G. D. Puffer. A. Owen. B. 30. Wells. B. J. The first engine company 1. as I find an invitation from to be present at their Fourth of July. (- He was Appleton bration. Clapp. fiftysix members in all. Hart. H. Webster. second assistant. John Borroughs. C. M. C. John Harbeck was secretary. U. 1.. Mitchell. D. Among them we find the names of Andrew J. Ward. John Metcalf. Chas. Lewis Clapp was first astistant foreman. Henry Hewitt. Lawson. Ward. July 16. Thos.: I7 6 Family Genealogy. Armstrong. J. V. Joslyn was The membertreasurer. L. Menasha". Elisha D. Andrew B. 1. J. Secretary Lawrence Fire Engine No. Alonzo Granger. W. L. but I do find that in 1864. Some of the old books I can not find. Thos. O. Edward Jarvis. Members were P. Edwin Smith joined. Members L. J. Edward Keyes. Joseph H. Beach. A. Rosenow. Our annual parade takes place on Saturday. James Shepard. a cordial invitation to be present with us on that occasion. Collins. foreman. April . G. F. Lewis Reynolds. W. Appleton. F. A. A. R. O. 1. (Signed) August Ledyard Smith. SecreAppleton. Esq. T. L. C.. H. Lawson. Sidney T. H. A. Sandy H. and Edward L. steward. Cantwell. Benjamin Sanford. Vicers. Cooper. Kennon. L. Keyes. Ward. G. Patt. J. Foreman Menasha Company No. 1 for fully fifteen years. Scott. D. July 26. Respectfully. 1864. hand engine. Here is an invitation from August Ledyard Smith. Alfred Nugent.

the No. Lawson had thirtyfive votes. V. and were covered with flowers so that The firemen were in they were a mass of floral display. Buck. Brewster and F. x yy that time he was either foreman or chief. 2. Lawson. Lawson. V. the department was established. he was one of the Honorable Managers. J. As the brave procession marched along. every boy people. Wis. June 13. In 1872 he had forty-nine votes. 2 was organized. In 1874. In 1865. Hammond. They marched in long procession. After being reviewed by the common council. In 1873. and B. He was chief engineer of the fire department for six years. May. 2 Germania were dressed in red shirts and Holland caps. * V. Julius S. Goff. and joined Germania Company No. 1874. in August. with a band of music. M. "Menasha. Secretary. 28. August Ledyard Smith and others were on the Committee of Arrangements. We met by order of Chief Engineer P. George I. P. The women took part in the decoration of the engines. Spaulding. when Germania No." the later records of Company No. Appleton. the members in handsome uniform. From . caps. out of seventy-two. he had forty-seven votes. in In i86q. 1. C. on February 22." At these annual reviews the old hand engines were polished up to look like new. T. by Lawrence Engine Company No." The streets were lined with turned out to greet the firemen. and B. They often went to these annual meets and were members of the "State Fire- men's Association. John Peacock of Fond du Lac.. Clark. Lawson had forty-one. Battis of Oshkosh. and Union Hook and Ladder Company. he had sixty-three votes. first chief engineer. 1868. C. and they played the farthest stream of any engine present. B. The No." C. at the meet of the State Fireman's Association at Janesville. to show what we could do in throwing water. 1 Company wore blue blouses and uniform. out of fifty-seven votes. A. held at Appleton. and the whole town Band. 3.The Lawson Family. In 1870. Hutchins. In the first annual Fireman's Festival. Green Bay. Welch twenty-one. we took the engines down to the canal. and for chief engineer. Ellis. Welch had twenty-seven. the hook and ladder boys wore blue. for review." Among others were Captain George W. Dewitt Wright. Lewis Da}' and Fred Y. September 26. 1868. usually with the old "Turner All the factories closed. and to have a little fun with "the boys. E. he went with the Menasha Engine Company. 1864.

V. record: Lawson was an "Special meeting. they could extinguish some « t- fires which they conquered. Kittle. of Village of Menasha. meeting to take action on a proposition of P. in the organization and equipment of the Union Hook and Ladder Company. Carried. i Fire Company we find this respect. and he stiff leather. W. but a nomination. Fireman's Certificate" : etc. an immense white. Object of "Called to order by the foreman. "Motion was made to vote by ballot. in good standing. The balloting for Chief Engineer was not an election. Winnebago County. Lawson. Secretary. that the said P. Lawson. that P. Lawson. 1874.00 to keep beer out of their meeting place. vowed They were that some day he should be a fireman. of Fire Engine Company No. of Fire DepartAnd ment. in 1874. These presents certify. Wis. etc. Chief Engineer. V. efficient in putting out fires and worthy of all praise. He took proudly marched at the head of the procession. earnest advocate of temperance. Krouse. and a beautiful trumpet. of which six for Lawson's The offer was not accepted. by the whole membership of all the fire companies assembled. V. They presented Mr. It was organized April 7. Foreman. i. Hart. (Signed) E. In 1874. who then elected the ones nominated. V. afterward the Common Council. he recommended and assisted. Whole number of votes cast eighteen. Lawson was Chief Engineer of the Fire Department. 16. who sent the recommendation made by them to the Village Board. and studied the extinguishment of fires scientifically. Menasha Engine Company No. and twelve against. chief's hat. J. He made them play the water on the lower part of the fire so the steam would arise and It was truly remarkable how assist to extinguish the flames. as chief.. offer. November 1878. and never lost an opportunity to improve his fellow men in this In the books of No. Lawson. is an active member. the first . P. J.I7 8 Family Genealogy. of Menasha. V. to give them $25. W. Lawson has so been an active member in good standing of said company for seven years continuously." While P. P. i. great delight in the fire company. V.

Lawson. J. C. P. Clerk. Scott. E. F. Treasurer. Clerk. McFadden. Aldermen Third Ward. L. V. Clerk. Sensenbrenner. John Schneider. J. E. Frank Engles. Trustees. V. Augustine. Treasurer. G. Lawson and C. P. Sr. Jr. Clerk. Wold. by act of the Legislature. H. First Ward. Smith. John Schubert. In 1863 the village officers were: G. F.The Lawson Family. Trustees of Second Ward. P.. Sr. In 1878 P. Clark. P. Aldermen Fourth Ward. Mayor. V. Frank Engles. John Harbeck. William Rabb. O. Treasurer. J. S. M. appointed as Street Commissioners. Nuesbecker. Bell. and on drawing lots O. Lawson. Charles Colborn.. Aldermen Second Ward. Hall. V. was on tail end of it for member of Board Supervisors of Winnebago County. President. Lawson. D. In 1874. 1878: P. T. Clerk. Thomas Mitchell. 3. Martin Beck. Hewitt. SenaHe was a member of Island torial and County Conventions. President. Mayor. Ignatz Trilling. P. P. and P. Frank Engles. He went heroically to work to get the muddy streets in better condition. In 1875: P. Charles Colborne. H. McFadden. was Mayor for the next four years. E. E. J. D. V. Rounds had tie vote for Mayor. F. Treasurer. P. Hall became first Mayor. V. S. Trustees. Leonard Brugger. John Planner. Hewitt. . T. John Potter Jr. Webster. Alderman. O. Clark. Roby. G. Smith. John Schubert. J. Hewitt. In 1874. F. E. Lawson. C. Julius Fieweger. V. O'Mally. C. E. Lawson. 1877: P. Mayer and J. Phillips. Treasurer. Augustine. Smith. A. J. R. Smith. Second Ward. Jr. the officers of the village of Menasha were: Charles Doty. Clerk. Hall and W. Alderman. Curtis Reed. In 1862. Lawson a member of the School Board. A. Curtis Reed. Augustine. This was on the Island. the first City Common Council elected P. H. Mayer. Aldermen First Ward. He was frequently delegate to Republican Assembly. Mayor. Mitchell. Lawson. P. V.. V. C. P. now Third Ward. H.. Bell. Trustees. Treasurer. Elbridge Smith. was on head of ticket. Sr. B. Lawson. McFadden. H. Koch. F. V. John Planner. Menasha became a city. Wold.. P. E. and by use of river gravel made Main street passable. D. E. In 1862 he held the office of Overseer Road District No. In 1876: A. Jr. Aldermen: H. Lawson. Mayor. V. Lawson. Eldridge. D. jjg annual meeting of the Common Council. Underwood. S. Ward. G.. P. First Ward. Brown. E.

The one he owned at his It would hold about thirty death was "Lady Franklin". and in 1872 was its He took a lively interest in all public affairs. from the Neenah Gazette March 10. He tried in every manner to keep people from it. He wrote He was often and delivered many addresses on temperance. His race horses were the best stock. .000 bonds to the Wisconsin Railway and $60. All his life he was a very people and run ten miles an hour. Kellogg. Mr. and meet together on a common ground". if more frequently our temperance people would lay aside their society differences. Hon. Richardson. & N. Lawson was taken sick by worry over the manner in which Mr. City Chapter. Lawson. Railway. and the beneficial results which have followed. and issued the bonds in Milwaukee. Royal Arch Masons. Treasurer. Mayor P. °f one of these meetings: "At the open meeting of the Temple of Honor. invited to speak at home and in the neighboring towns on the subject. the village president and clerk escaped across the lake. and addressed the society.000 to the M. He had private yachts of his own. in which very encouraging reports were given of the good work being accomplished in both the Neenah and Menasha divisions. of Menasha. of Menasha. He was a lover of horses and was well posted on them. We copy an account he had written and arranged to deliver. Hobert and Mr. at his own expense and spent several thousand dollars to fight the issue or payment of them. The meeting was concluded by remarks from several gentlemen present. had a splendid stable. rather than racing. We like the idea of having open session. held Friday evening last. temperate man in all his habits and was opposed to drinking. To avoid an injunction he had against the second issue. V. leading attorneys.j8o Family Genealogy. and think it would be both pleasant and profitable. His subject was well chosen. He spoke of the kindly feeling which existed among the members engaged in fighting a common foe. going as far north as Marshfield to make His scrap book is full of addresses addresses on the subject. Publius V. He even employed Moses Hooper and Ephram Mariner. abounded in practical thoughts and suggestions. He always had good teams for draught horses and saw that they He also wanted good driving horses and had good care. and fought the issue of $50. 1877. though he preferred them for driving. Mr. Webster treated him in the dissolution Every detail of the separation was set down in of the firm.

but Mrs. on Friday. 1881. years and Mr. He been troubled with it. he broke down If it had not been for again and was never well after that. 181 writing and agreed to. But Clark. He died in the afternoon at 4:15 o'clock. then there was no hope. it ate through the bowels. Lawson. and not being strong. would have known it. disordered. on Doty Island. as it was visible on the surface. where he had resided since February. church 2 o'clock. But Webster treated him badly. Lawson seemed to think she must be always present. and was attended by . as it had run so long. From an account of the funeral. November. He had an abcess in the side Skillful doctors of the back above the hip. 1880. and above all refused to comply Mr. yesterday afternoon. The funeral was held at the Universalist church. an egg shaped swelling. a homeAs he had formerly opathic doctor said he had rheumatism. But after a few weeks he was out again. was a young man when he died. of October 8: The funeral of the late P. He died on Wednesday. near the bowels. of Menasha. in the house on the Island. about one inch high and two and one-half inches wide and four inches long. refused to have other medical assistance. and new deals to make. He was taken sick in the fall. They finally did open the abcess. at house. took place in that city. "Church of Good Shepard". fifty-three years of age. he thought the doctor was right. and sitting up nights. October It was conducted under the auspices of the Osh7. Then Webster began to haggle and back out and tried to obtain some advantage in small things and neglected to pay the sum of money due on the dissoluThey had been together in business nearly twenty tion. He lingered sick for six months. until it was too late. The Oshkosh Sir Knights came to Menasha on the noon Northwestern train.The Lawson Family. abused him. in the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern. The family had all taken turns nursing. Lawson had done more than his share in raising the firm from a humble beginning to opulence and fame. insulted him. Lawson's stomach became with his signed agreement. October 5. He Webster's ill treatment he would have been alive today. Lawson was nearly worn out with long nursing. but too late. of which he was a Knight Templar. 1861. belittled his ability. 1:30. He had given it all his time and energy and made it successful and he felt he was entitled to at least gentlemanly conduct. 188 1. Naymut street. Mrs. but not being well and having his whole life changed by change of business. V. kosh Commandery of Knights Templar. the Friday before his death.

Rev. Boles. and Eminent Commander Jos. G. 2. V. an opportunity was given for a last look at the remains and the long procession again fell into line and wended its way toward the silent city of the dead. F. The church was filled to its utmost capacity. G. As might be expected in case of one so generally known and so highly respected as he. P. W. Whiting. M. J. Menasha and Appleton Lodges. and many unable to find standing room were obliged to go away. A. F. last duties to the dead. the Fire Companies No. Lawson. Dodge. Appleton. were Past Eminent Commander K. the Master Masons of the Neenah. W." The Neenah Gazette said in part: 'Was issued too late to give any account of the funeral of the late P. with a strong physical constitution and high moral principle. J. V. Parsons. Menasha. Oshkosh. L." Here follows smilar description to preceding. the Knights Templar in full uniform. the attendance at the funeral was very large and the indications of regard very evident notwithstanding the heavy rain storm of the afternoon. Owing to the continued rain. Assisted by Mr. of Menasha. H. i and No. Lawson.182 Family Genealogy. the beautiful and impressive ceremonies usually concluded at the grave. Esq. and Rev. ex-mayor of Menasha. Laflin. S. and passed in substance this preamble and resolutions offered by Elbridge Smith. Sutton conducted the services. Erau Edwards. etc. The seat in the church formerly occupied by deceased was empty and The following allusion to the ceredraped in mourning. and conducted by Eminent Commander Joseph Boles. led the sad proThe bearers selected to perform the cession up the aisle. Webster. and the embodiment of health and vigor. Lawson. There was a large attendance and a long and imposing procession to the cemetery. monies is from the Twin City News of this morning: Amid the solemn hush of the audience Captain Gen. Hutchins. Knights Templar from and other The . Kerr Anderson. and Dr. Following these came the mourning family and relatives. Neenah. this funeral was held from the Universalist church. Berry. a cities. W. of Oshkosh. At the close. The Common Council was convened in special session on thenext day to take suitable action to commemorate the death of Hon. "A quarter of a century ago Mr. Among those in attendance was a class of small boys which the deceased had taught in his life time. G. then a young man. were held at the church by the Knight Templars. the Mayor and Common Council and city officials.

has he worked his way upward and onward. the seven since Menasha was organized into a city. etc. Lawson has filled 'The death of Ex-Mayor Mr. The community a man whose public enterprise made him an active worker in the interests of their city. etc. a body. has he been her mayor. Lawson's demise is a public Appleton Crescent: loss. etc. and the com"Resolved. until he became one of our leading men in business." many years. ored member." energetic business man. the various civic. liberal. came to Menasha. munity an honest. in wealth. Lawson. not only in Menasha. but to the river valley generally. from the humblest of our citizens. Lawson the city with gloom. V. "in the death of Island City Chapter passed resolutions: companion Lawson. religious and moral societies of our city a generous supporter.The Lawson Family. Lawson was a very active Tribune: and his death a great loss to the Northwest. A. F. and A. by the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Menasha. and the That we attend the funeral in world a noble-hearted man. etc." Milwaukee Sunday Telegraph: P. among the resolutions of condolence had this: The Lodge has lost. always alive to the interests of Menasha and his loss will be severely Oshkosh Times: "Was an felt. the Chapter has lost a worthy and honThe poor a firm and steadfast friend in need. he being foremost in every good work and enterprise tending to promote the general prosperity." . V." "Resolved. in the death of our Ex-Mayor P. 98. time he has made Menasha his home. the city has lost one of its best and most honored citizens. the poor a liberal benefactor. had long been one best citizens.. faithful to the trust imposed in him at all By strict integrity. of the most prominent business men and New London Times: He leader in business circles in for benevolence and generosity as for public spirit and business capacity. 183 From this generous and liberal mind. and a high and firm purpose to do times. upright and enterprising citizen. right. and been ever watchFour years out of ful of her moral and material interests. M. a Menasha and was as much noted has been for "Mr. and in the moral progress of our city." Clintonville business man Mr. great perseverance and a superior business capacity." Bryan Lodge No.

or to his generous heart. Through all the many weeks of suffering our people have made daily inquiries of his condition and from the tender word of sympathy expressed at this time. nor the chilling blasts of winter. will never fade. there come heartfelt expressions * * of sorrow at the news of his death. whom his generous heart has oftentimes supplied with the necessities of life. Many a young man among us owes his prosperity to either the stir and busness push of Mr. he has held a position in the hearts of his fellow citizens second to * no other man. which is now cold in death. < < 1 Oshkosh Daily Northwestern: He is a man who will be very much missed in the Twin Cities. The dread angel which for months back has fluttered over his bedside has at last borne through the portals of the beautiful beyond the soul of one whom every * person in Menasha loved. With the organization of the Universalist Church Society he immediately joined that church and was at all times a leading light and a strong pillar in the society. and twice without opposition. Lawson was a man of many good deeds. and placing over that casket a flower which we hope the suns of summer. He will be sadly missed by the poor to whom he was a very good friend. In public life he was held in high esteem and we see him four successive years elected mayor of the city. He was ever a leader in his business relations and social life. Lawson. He was a vigorous and aggressive supporter of the temperance cause. and there breathes not a man among us. who has of Menasha Press October 6: . and around the social board his merry face and happy heart will long be remembered. From the fireside of the poor and lonely among us." MenasJia Press of October 13: "in all his business and social relations with all men Mr. of all this people. Mr. it can be plainly seen that his death has created a vacuum which few men can fill.184 Family Genealogy." "At least a dozen widows were made the recipients of a sack of flour at Christmas each year. V. He organized the excursion in search of sport and pastime." 'But we wish to stop right here in the midst of our labors and unite with the great heart of Menasha people in dropping a silent tear over that form. Lawson evinced a spirit of marked enterprise and business tact. The great heart of P. He was a friend to the poor and lonely everywhere. For many years back during his residence here. Lawson is still in death.

where she has resided since 1861. and his departure will be sadly felt b} not only the people of our towns.. who married Jas. a flag was at half mast. r New York. a kind friend. an obliging neighbor. Menasha. respect and confidence of his neighbors. whose generous smile and bountiful charity has breathed sunshine and comfort into many an impoverished home and lightened the wearjr load of toil by kindly sympathy. friends and fellowmen generally. at the Webster Mfg. and making occasional visits to her old home at Pultneyville. Lawson during his useful life among 5yi 3k US.The Law son Family. Lawson. who died January 15. The . and business was entirely suspended. C. expressions of sorrow are heard such as only spoken when a truly good man leaves us forever. out of respect for the memory of P. the esteem. who died 1858. who died 1862. Lawson. A whole community will feel that one is gone from among them whose place will long remain unfilled. Twin City News of October 6: Among the people of the Twin City. Foremost in every public enterprise. in Neenah. 1864. a faithful public servant. 1865. six months. Kerwin. Lawson. Perhaps best known is he as the kind benefactor. children of Publius V. who died April 4. Elizabeth (Fleming) Lawson now resides at the Lawson homestead. Ellen. Publius V. on Naymut street. A good and noble man has been called. a noble man. his wife. On yesterday flags were floating at half mast from the various engine houses of Menasha. Sr. Company's establishment. at one month and seven days old. Frankie. * but the surrounding county and state. were: Helen E. Willie. at age of three years and six months. 1 gc not one flower to plant to the memory of some good deed performed by Mr. aged one year. Lawson and Elizabeth. He possessed in an unusual degree. and two who died in infancy. firm for the right whenever he recognized it. V. Not only in public life is his example to be emulated." Twin City News of October 6. dividing her time between there and the home of her daughter Helen. eight months. Mary." Mrs. Wis. (( * * * No man can point to a single blot or blemish on the character of the good man of whom these lines are written.

1903. at Ripon.. with her daughter. Jessie Kerwin. Kerwin. B. attends Downer College. She attended the common schools in Menasha and Neenah. Grace Kerwin. B. Wis.. son of Publius V. matriculated in the law school of the University. in 1883. HELEN . Y. at Neenah. came to Menasha. in a course of one year study and one year actual practice. L. Neenah. where she graduated.. 1888. in Menasha. in 1890. at her home on Naymut street. N. born October 25. He was educated in its public graded schools. in 1899. While in the law school he studied in law office . and attended Smith College. the first of February. she was married to James C. She had private music lessons on the piano and at singing school. Their children are: 1.. 1884... Mass.. at Corning. L. On Saturday. Wis. and graduated in the Menasha High school. E.. Lawson. where she obtained a common school education. as a freshman. Wis. graduated in the high school. November 24. Publius Virgilius Lawson. his wife. 3. Wis. In 187 1. in 1872. Wis. 1882. Milwaukee. born January 6. She attended the Universalist Church until it was closed. Sr. then a rising manufacturing city.. Wis. born September 5. in the water power district of the Fox River valley. Menasha. Y. L. PUBLIUS V. on the Island. L. at Madison. she attended the Burnam school. born Neenah.. Wis. born November 1st. and 1900. LAWSON KERWIN. 185 1. and the next year entered the University of Wisconsin. and Elizabeth Fleming. Doris Kerwin. where he has resided ever since. in 1868. manufacturer.1 86 Family Genealogy. born February 23. Alice Kerwin. and in 1876. In 1880. at Neenah. and moved to Neenah. Wis. Northampton. Wis.. in the scientific and literary course. graduating in 1878 with degree L. . LAWSON. 1866. She is now traveling in Europe with her mother. Wis. N. in Northampton. At two years or age he was brought to Menasha. 1903. 4. Neenah. Helen Elizabeth Lawson. with her mother in December. 1886.. 2. Jessie. L. B. Corning. 1853. attends public school. Mrs. she attended Ripon College. Kerwin commenced a long journey through Europe. All the children reside at home. graduated in Neenah High school. and graduated from its High school. with her sister. where they have lived ever since. returning in July. .


) L. 186. Wis.PUBLIUS V. (Page . LAWSON. L. B. MENASHA.

which was responded to by Mr. a toast to Increase Allen Lapham was proposed by Robert M. and Milwaukee and Northern Railway Company. in Assembly Chamber. in 1876. of Senator ^7 and Gen. made by the Menasha Wood Split Pulley Company of which he is the owner of the capital stock and president. he was School Commissioner.600 per annum.The Lawson Family. and soon after to all the United States Courfs. which he reorganized on a better basis. he had charge of the saw mills. to practice in Circuit Courts of Wisconsin. Bryant. Mr. to engage in the manufacture of wood split pulleys for power transmission. He was County Supervisor in 1878.000 to $4. in 1877. and also 1893 an d 1896. flour mills and other estate of After a successful legal practice of eleven years. and increased its value in rents from $1. During the same period. charge of the water power. having as local clients. he left the law. E. he was admitted.000 to its selling price in ten years of $76. received his father's. After 1881. The same year on recommendation of Senator Wm. shipping the goods to Europe and South Africa. buying into a firm already established. period he also operated a flouring mill at Clintonville. 1895. Vilas. was admitted to the Supreme Court. president of the ball association and one of the boat crew. This business. At the same time dealt largely in lands and lots. 1886-1889. among others. Wis. and in one year erected thirty houses for sale. as joint administrator. as far west as the Rockies. he has carried on ever since. made to Chief Justice E. a member of Athenae" literary society. was elected Mayor of the City six terms. he had F. Lawson in a manner described by the local press as the "crowning effort of the evening". as well as During most of this every state in the Union and Canada. known as the Lawson Wood Split Pulley. and soon became engaged in important litigation in all the courts. but soon after patented a much better article. and was a member of the ''Moot Court". (now Governor of Wisconsin) a classmate. and the Street Railway Company. the Wisconsin Central Railway Company. Vilas Wm. begun in 1888. Ryan. At the annual Athenae Exhibition.000. City Alderman 1882-3. La Follette. During life in the University he was a charter brother of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. visiting all the cities and natural phenomena. In 1877. Lawson has traveled many times over all parts of the United States and Canada. by Judge Stewart. He commenced the practice of law in Menasha. a propertv of his father's estate. G. E. F. increasing the value from the purchase price of $16. .

" "Aboriginal Monuments in Winnebago County. and again in 1902. President Winnebago County Traveling Board of Libraries. President Fox River Valley Library Association. and on the Buried Forests and Gas Wells of the Fox River Valley. twenty-one years. 1902. and Vice President. the unanimous nomination ten different years for Mayor. in . given Republican nomination for State Senator 1890. with sixty-five libraries already in circulation. 1903. 1903. Prehistoric Wisconsin. 1898 to 1903. Influence of Books" at Congregational Church. 1895-1903. Citizen Member Board of Equalization of Assessments 1895." "Copper Made Age America. President Park Board. 1880 to 1888. on "Extending the Use of the City Library to the Country. on The County System of Traveling Libraries. Milwaukee. lectured on. which became a Law in 1901. the Memorial oration at the cemetery." 'Caims and Stone Circles. delivered a lecture on 'Historic Appleton. for ten years. President Museum History and Art Association. Park Commissioner 1895 to 1903." Gave an address before the American Library Association at Waukesha. 1902. Director of Public Library Board. and a member committee to select books. President Republican Club." published in the "Post. Oconomowoc. Made the Fourth of July address each year from 1878 until 1899." and an address. Wis. 1902. Charter Member Wisconsin Archeological Society. Court Commissioner for Sixth Judicial Circuit Court. President Wisconsin Library Association." before Natural History Society. 1880 to 1890. 1901-1903. On invitation of the Library Board of Appleton.. 1895-1903.1903." all published in Wisconsin Archeologist." before the Women's Clubs of that city. Lectured on the Geological Formation of Green Bay. 1902. Member State Historical Society. which was published in their proceedings. Wrote the Bill for County System of Public Traveling Libraries for the rural districts. 1900 to 1903. 1901. and is being rapidly adopted by the different counties in the state." "Clam Eaters and their Shell Heaps. on the invitation of the Grand Army Posts of Menasha and Neenah. Milwaukee." and before the Middle West Library Meeting at Madison." "Occurrence of Obsidian in Wisconsin. Vice Director Archeological section of Wisconsin Natural History Society. 1900. on "Aboriginal Pottery. 1902-1903. Also delivered addresses before the same society. Vice President Library Board 1899 to 1903. at Public Library.1 88 Family Genealogy." before Women's Clubs. Madison. 1903.

Chicago. since removed."^ Wis. I. 1886. some of which are: A paper on the "Luckenbooth Brooch. Complete Mound and Indian History of Winnebago County. Jan. 'The Manufacturers and High Price of Coal. Wisconsin. antiquarian and historical subjects. Milwaukosh." SentineL Milwaukee.The Lawson Family." 1903. he gave the memorial address at a public mass meeting. in the 1899 annual report of the Scottish Antiquarian Society. "Copper Age in America. Winnebago Village on Doty Island. "How has contributed articles to scientific journals. Wisconsin. 1885. at Neenah. H. T 8o Extend the Use of Libraries. Eleazer Williams. and Rachel F. Bricketts of Aztalan. Charles G. Scotland." Free Press." do. born August 9. 1903." "Who's Who in America. niece of the great evangelist Rev." Sentinel. ." published in the Milwaukee Sentinel and incorporated with illustrations. to Miss Florence Josephine Wright. Finney. daughter of Dr. Biography found in "Bench and Bar. OshThe Clouds in the Southland. also of the He Nadaway Yacht club. Wright. since May 1903. 5." 25 American Antiquarian. Oshkosh Northwestern. Their family is: Harold Kimberly Lawson." before Women's Clubs of Fond du Lac. 1903." Sentinel. and before the Manufacturers' Association of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. attended school in the old brick school house. 1884." The History of Chief Oshwaukee." all in Oshkosh Northwestern. Reed. in Menasha. Oshkosh Times. at the Lawson homestead. public reports. Milwaukee." and "Great Serpent Mounts of West Menasha. 1903. kee. 1900. Mark Located. magazines and newspapers on geological. Married Aug. "Fox River Valley of Wisconsin. "Aboriginal Idols in Fox River Valley." in the Wisconsin Historical Reports. to Sunday evening. New York. "Primitive Keramic Art in Wisconsin." "Atlas of Winnebago County." "Prince or Creole. April 4." Wisconsin Archeologist. 24. and Monograph. "Historical Atlas of Wisconsin. June 1903. He is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. "Outagamie Village in West Menasha. The Lost Fire Nation Located. of Edinburgh." Monograph. MilThe Sac Indians." Chicago. on Naymut street. 'Mission of St. kosh." advocating government ownership of coal mines." Northwestern. and twenty years later. Also delivered the memorial address at public mass meeting called on death of President Garfield. responded to the toast. 1902-3. 1. held on the death of President McKinley." "National American Biography.

8. began Fourth grade in High school building. 6. 1891. attends same school. 1896. attended same school as Marion. in the grove. or sophomore. on Ahnaip street. 1887. Marion Florence Lawson. Park. 23. 1892. In 1902 began fifth grade in the High school building. in seventh grade. 1898. and in 1902. same place as above. on Ahnaip street. Attended Third ward new brick school. born July 19. . in 1899. born March 24. born November 23. at same place as above. in Third ward school. where he is now in the tenth grade. same place as his brother Harold. same place as above. was born April 20. Has blond hair and blue eyes. same 3. born November 5. reads at home. at high school. in 4.i go Family Genealogy. place as above. Lillian Edith Lawson. Kenneth Finney Lawson. Has blond hair. 1894. then Third ward new school building. Has chestnut hair and blue eyes. but 5. 1889. and in 1903. died November 1899. born February 23. Percy Vilas Lawson. born August 31. same place as above. 2. and now in the same classes with him. and blue eyes. James Wright Lawson. which stood now Smith Donald Washburn Lawson. was in second grade. Had not begun school in 1903. Helen Elizabeth Lawson. at 7.

and have good crops. but have not had access to the records. or later. Family. in New Jersey. they will find better reception than we had by far. these Cook families. Hunterdon County. England". Sheffield. They improve their lands. ought to be recorded. but to provide well for their posterity. and thus became the ancestor of that branch of the Fleming family. who were in some manner sufficiently prominent. and work hard . have some information of a number of related Cook families and of individuals of that name. all our people are very well. and not only so. who married William Fleming. I know not one among the people. so as to intelligently connect them with the Edward Patterson Cook of Schrewsbury. we came hither. saying: 'This is a most brave place.CHAPTER The Cook I III. However. that desires to be in England again. having been related between 1680 and 1 72 1. to have their names mentioned in the history. I mean since settled. at first. Burlington or Mercer Counties. he wrote to Sheffield. whatever envy or evil spies may speak of We have wanted nothing since it. and if our friends and countrymen come. that future research can more readily connect them to the parent line. but the company of our good friends and acqaintances. who was a prominent man in the settlement. perhaps about 1600. I wonder at our Yorkshire people that they had rather live in servitude. I could wish you all here. a letter addressed to: William Cook and others. England. After a few years. who is the oldest known ancestor of Elizabeth Cook of Cook's Cross Roads. before the country was settled as now it is. About 1680 a ship load of Quakers came into Western New Jersey and with them one Mahlon Stacy. and in a hopeful way to live much better than ever they did. of either Monmouth. in which he urged them to come. Ocean.

Mercer County."). children: Henry Cook was born December 17. and subscribed 15 s toward expenses. It named eight Peter. Sary Cook was born August 17. The name early became prominent in the township. N. as will appear The by the similarity and continuance of family names. J. the year. to one Benjamin Salters His. The following extracts. there were William this very purpose. Abigail Cook was born March 25. I. J. James. Job. than stir out of the chimney corner and transport themselves to a place where with the like pains. was another family. Laurence Township. R. was dated. 1723. of Howell. wife Alydia. Amer. in two or three years. It is not possible at this which has the final e to their surname. Elijah Cook was born March 4. viz: Edward P. and proved August. William. Mon. to which William Penn had obtained title for Within a few years. N.jg 2 all Family Genealogy. 1741. 17 12. across Long Island and thence by way of Staten Island or Sandy Hook. Antoney Cook was born May 30. but many Quakers did continue to imigrate into the lands. 1726. they might know better things. are all of the same family and as They are I believe related to the William Cook of Sheffield. John. from the township records. in Maidenhead. in History of Monmouth We The above named Cooks . 1730. Abigail Cook was born October 26. Bur. the greater share.. 1724. Penelopy Cook (His. Co.. also closely related to each other. to each of whom small amounts." cannot determine if this William Cook soon followed him to America. 1825. 1739. Cooks in all branches of the Cook family. 1728. Mary Cook was born February 1. 1744. at a meeting held to call for a new county. and sons. and not be three pence the better at the year's end. Cooke . and they are also closely related to the Cooks. The name of Garret Cook also appears in town records of Maidenhead. 1733.. William Cook was born September 7.) was born May 8. ( Co. will be The age of Wilof interest in connection with the name: Honor Cook was born July n. & Oc. whose relationship we have made out. on January 16. Winseak Cook was born November 13. 1740. & Mer. as shown in the continuance of similar names. 1732. liam Cook. second. The will of Edward Patterson Cook. 1735. 1826. 1743. to ascertain who was the first of the Cook family to locate. who are said to come into New Jersey by way of Newport. Jobe Cook was born October 3. Falter. Phillips Cook was born September 8.

Edward Patterson Cook and Catherine his wife were the earliest ancesAs their son William Cook was tors of the family recorded. in New Jersey. I. N. They are not the same family as the single "t. The lower half of New Jersey contained. It is about twelve inches long. J.. 172 1." all of which in the Revolutionary days was Monmouth County. 1900. nor Paterson. and the Cooks mentioned. also from "History of Burlington and Mercer Counties. Mass. is named in There was a a deed 1672 and he died about that time. of the final "<?" Cooke. and edges and pages dark with age and wear. 1900. and retained by her until the first of June. ten wide and two and a half inches thick. It was published in London by Mark Bassett in 1763. His wife.The Cook Family." These counties cover the country. to John Fleming of Readington. N. Amy Leonard of Juteland." of Hunterdon County and GoverDoubtless the earliest Cooks. R. is ruffled with wear. 1639 and removed about 1643 to Portsmouth. which is authentic and with whom we suppose there is a close relationship. who I93 and Ocean Counties says "The County was at Taunton. J. The above history of the Cook and Cooke families has been gleaned from "Salter's History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. . with full consent of her family. from early as March 7. has a calf or sheep skin leather cover. a half mile south of Cook's Cross Roads. J. The Cook family bible. The forename. when she gave it. as it records births as On the authority of this bible. 1721. N. lived and had their careers within the same neighborhood of the Cooks from which we trace the following history and genealogy. greater part of the family of Cookes of Monmouth appear to be descended from Thomas Cooke. How long it had been in the Cook family we do not know. Edward Patterson. which was formerly the property of Jacob Cook of Cook's Cross Roads. which I copied the genealogy in June 26. J. and still has a great number of the names of Patterson. was handed down to Mrs. N.. large family of boys. born the seventh of March. making it one hundred and forty years of age. in Hunterdon County. from New York across the State to Trenton." They were interested in the Duke of York grants and advanced their share to purchase Indian titles. who was one of the original Shrewsbury purchasers named in the settlement 1667.. were friends of this Patterson family and may have come from the same section in England. doubtless came from one Edward Patterson. they were married prior to that time and were probably born prior to 1700. who had always been prominent citizens. Faith.

and will call him "the first. (the second). leaving two children. who died in 1826. William Cook. N. we suppose was a brother of Edward Patterson Cook of the bible (who should be the first of that name). Their children were: 1. born 2 2nd of February. religion and circumstance. was born. Mary. of the bible. all lead us to conclude that the William Cook of Sheffield. 1750. such as William. and who died July 10. the 7th of March. and so far as we know their religion. Jobe or Job. the first. 1767. William Cook married a second time. and nearly every family in the bible has one of the name. probably in Shrewsbury. we must conclude. They were probably married in 1743. 1721. of the bible.i94 Family Genealogy. as it is borne by William of Maidenhead and given to his children and by descendants of his brother Edward Patterson Cook who gave it to his oldest child. 1806. to Lydia Corles." William Cook of Shrewsbury. of Howell (which is a township of Monmouth County. as the father of William Cook. and hence the relative probability is that William Cook. born 23rd of October. whose descendants are named. 2. is only referred to in the bible. who was son of Edward Patterson Cook. 1725. son of Edward Patterson Cook.). The former reference to Edward Patterson Cook. Sarah. The William Cook of Maidenhead. and died at Chesterfield. if connected to the sur name Cook. September 22. and the William Cook of Maidenhead has given his children several family names. doubtless refers to a brother of this William Cook. J. His first wife was Elizabeth White. (first). Their children are about the same age. 1744. all of which are unusual enough. to lead to the conviction they originate That the name William is in the same Cook family. England. 1750. The Mahlon Stacy who wrote the letter quoted. if not the very oldest child of his parents. of the bible we will call "the second". to William Cook of Sheffield. Elijah. in Mercer County. second. was a Quaker of the same general region in America and hence the name. an honored name of some remote ancestor. These Cooks all reside in the same district or neigh- Edward Patterson Cook borhood in New Jersey. who was a Quakeress. was one of the oldest. By this marriage there were six children: . was the ancestor of the Cook family of New Jersey. Job Cook. were Quakers. Jacob Cook. They were both Quakers. first. at only twenty four-years of age. born December 7. and died March 2.

born we suppose at Shrewsbury. (4th of June. of October. which was read and Four months after this. at that place. for himself. held ye 6th of ye eighth month. 1757. his wife. and Elizabeth White. it seems that he. William Lowrie and John Witherill is desired to make the necessary inquiry concerning the young man and report to next meeting. "At a monthly meeting. appeared the second time. third. he moved with his parents to Chesterfield. and children. held 4th of the sixth month.The Cook Family. and nothing appearing to obstruct. Chesterfield meeting. was born 30th of April. held the 3rd of ninth month. appeared the first time. appeared the first time and published their intentions to marry. 6. 1744. Hannah Cook. Jacob Cook and Joanna Williams.William Cook. 1761. was educated in the private schools of the Friends. on August 6. the second of the fifth month. born 23rd of 7. William Cook laid before the meeting a certificate from Shrewsbury monthly meeting. 1767. 3. who were present. born 17th of June. and wife. and the young man declared they continued their intentions of marriage. and Miss Joanna Williams. his wife. 23rd. born nth of November. William Cook (second) died the 22nd of the next month. Minute Book 2. says: "At a monthly meeting. 1763^ "Chesterfield Monthly Meeting". Son of William. page 231. were in Chesterfield monthly meeting. Cook.) 1767. he appeared before the received". with parents' consent. From JACOB COOK. The record of the Chesterfield Friends. 4. son of William Cook. which was read and recorded". I9 5 Margaret Cook. in Chesterfield. laid before this meeting a certificate from Shrewsbury meeting. they are left to their liberty to accomplish their said intentions. Jacob Cook and Joanna Williams. Lydia 5. By the same records. (May 2. 1753. with Miss Joanna Williams. was made up as follows: "At a meeting. and published their intentions to marry. November. and pubThe monthly meeting record lished their intention to marry. 8. according to good order. 1767. 1767. Amos Middleton and Joseph Schooley is . 1767). In 1767. Jacob Cook." "At a meeting. when his son Jacob. born 5th of February. Joseph Cook. held at their meeting house. born 22nd of April. 1755. (second). 1758. Phebe Cook.

of December. to serve during the war. to the monthly meeting of Friends. He enlisted. of Shrewsbury. Joanna Williams was daughter of George Williams. Washing- Respectfully returned to Amy A. married Jacob Cook. George Williams. . for himself and Amos Middleton. Elizabeth Abbott was born November 11. and is reported as omitted in May. that they attended the marriage of Jacob Cook and Joanna and that it was orderly accomplished. 4th New Jersey Regiment. and report to our next meeting. N. 1747Obediah Monmouth County. and was daughter of John Abbott and Anna Manliverer. Grandin. 5. Williams father was George Williams. we suppose met his wife at Shrewsbury. that one Jacob Cook served as a private. N.. Jr. born 8th of August. Burlington County. the marriage. 1738. N. 1743. 1767. 1738. hence his family resided there. were both of the society of George Friends. The records of this office show. August 8. office. County. died 1833. born April 5. J.!^6 desired to attend Family Genealogy. J. George Joanna Williams. Jr. born 4Williams. in Captain William Bond's Company. was transferred in February. Joseph Schooley reports. is recorded in Washington.. and married in Chesterfield meeting house." "The record further shows that one Jacob Cook served as a private on the First New Jersey Regiment." monthly meeting. as in settled Williams family early as 1677. Revolutionary May 2.. 1779. held ist of tenth month. 1696. and Elizabeth "Record and Pension ton. War Department. The 23rd born Williams. 1. April 25. of Shrewsbury. 1780. 1740. as she moved from there At least that was the with her parents about March 6. 17 it. 1767. to Major Richard Howell's Company. commanded by Colonel Ephraim Martin. Menasha." Jacob Cook.. born 23rd of December. Revolutionary war. he remained in Chesterfield. date of presenting letter. Edmond Williams. 2nd New Jersey Regiment. during the war of the Revolution. Wis. Monmouth. Who were married. After Jacob Cook was married. 3. 1900. She preceded Jacob about three months. who were "At a married March 26. Sr. in children of Abbott were: 2. and Elizabeth Abbott of Nottingham. Jacob Cook's war record. until 1784. 1777. New Jersey. March 18. Tylee Williams. J. and while he was in the war. as follows: The Burlington County. 1745.

300 militia. "to serve during the war'" Officers had been appointed by February commanded by Colonel Ephraim .» The Cook Family. Company. I have made up his milSnell's ' From tary history. C. No History Hunterdon and Somerset Counties and General Stryker's. also militia. 1776. and also the same as mentioned in war office report. a knapsack. furnished 3. from June." and in the list of Continental Troops is the same person and name: "Cook Jacob. James Sprowls. Ainsworth. being relieved each month by the other half." On the British threatening New York. by March 23." and the War Department Records. service to expire December 1. sword or tomahawk. a steel ramrod. Jacob Cook's uniform was a hunting frock" and he was required to furnish himself with. also Continental Army. twelve flints. 1777. with Ephraim Martin as Colonel. twenty-three rounds of cartridges. Men of New Jersey in Revolution. By August 11. in list of State Troops and Militia. priming wire and brush fitted thereto. The organization of this establishment was brought about by the discharge of the three battalions under first establishment of New Jersey troops in Continental Army. Of this service Sussex County furnished four companies. Sussex. Fourth Battalion. New Jersey by request of Congress. Jacob Cook enlisted in the Continental Army. to assist Washington's Army in New Jersey. i 97 further information relative to this soldier has been found of record. second establishment. Company No. 1. On April 25. Captain Bonds. to 1st. and so continued to the end of the war. Ensign. Second Lieutenant John Breckenridge. 1776. war. enlistment. one pound of powder and three pounds of bullets. New Jersey troops. we suppose both above soldiers to be the same. 1777. of Fourth Battalion." As the officers of these different commands were Sussex men. August 1780. of second establishment. As a soldier in the militia. Chief of Office. and reorganization into Fourth Battalion under second establishment. First Regiment. and was assigned to Captain William Bonds. In Stryker. two companies from Sussex formed part of the Flying Camp" in active service. First Lieutenant John Martin. « Martin. By authority of the Secretary. 1776. Afterward on 16th July. is the name of "Cook Jacob. F. 1777. a good musket or firelock and bayonet. one half of the militia were constantly under arms. to reinforce General Washington. worm.

198 J 7. 1778. of two linen hunting shirts. of Virginia. a detachment of second battalion was at Newark. in the Battle of Monmouth. Maxwell's Because of the "Massacre of Wyoming. Major Richard Howell. later on was given to them. Jacob Cook was transferred into "Major Richard Howell's Company. a bounty of $20..00. where they had a battle on October 4th. 1778. all under command of General La Fayette. afterward had a skirmish at White Horse Tavern. Lieufirst The tenant Colonel David Rhen. New Jersey Regiment. they marched through (Rahway). two pair overalls. In the winter of 1778-9. a portion of opened the Battle of Brandy wine. In February. Bond Brook and Spanktown During the summer. during the war. 1777. "Maxwell's Brigade" was in Each army division under Major General Adam Stephens and encamped at Elizabethtown. a leather or woolen waist coat with sleeves. the Pennsylvania and Delaware. joined by six hundred Continentals under Colonel Dal. 1779. two pair hose. On 28th of June. But there was no such officer in command of a company. Maxwell's the cantonment of the army was at Valley Forge. Virginia. being part of the left wing of the Continental Army. It was commanded by Colonel Israel Shreve. two shirts." In May. they were at Elizabethtown. battalion specially distinguished itself in this fight and suffered severely in men and officers. 1779. a hat or leather cap. into which Jacob Cook enlisted. but land. Philadelphia by the British. 1777. Morgan. under Major General Lord Stirling of New Jersey. one pair breeches. to harass the retreat of General Clinton. fought all day. and the fourth battalion at Spanktown (Rahway). June 18. it was detached Maxwell's Brigade. as part of a force sent up ' . the Maxwell Brigade formed the left wing of the army. it On September 11.000 under Mad Anthony Wayne of Pennsylvania. On evacuation of Brigade" spent most of the winter there. and fifteen hundred picked troops under Bragadier General Charles Scott. Pa." The fourth battalion was fully organized by close to serve of February. and one hundred acres of At first clothing was deducted from their pay. chased the enemy through New Jersey. and finally encamped at Germantown." second battalion. 1777. two pair shoes. for 1776. and 1. to consist." Brigade" was sent May 11.00 per month and provisions. according to war office report. 1 Family Genealogy.00. December. 777- private was to have $5. The four battalions were under command of Brigadier General William Maxwell and were called "Maxwell's Brigade. all worth $20.

The motto on the pillar.. Philippus V. Ind. It was located about half a mile west of Juteland. Two globes crowned. one on each side.The Cook Family. the Jersey troops took a prominent part in the battle of Springfield. by rearrangement of the New Jersey troops. in town Bethlehem (now in Union). about five cents. Colonel. The King's bust crowned. Joanna Fleming. King of the Spains and Indies. and Colonel Elias Dayton assumed command. very tantalizing to the collector... V. hence birthday coins. The coin is a familiar one. as they are ruined for his purpose. Ultra Que Unum." refers to the discovery of America. A. about five miles south of his home. I enclose the valued button. worth in the old days of silver. Mattias Ogden. by Honorable Robert Shiells of Neenah. As a family relic it is invaluable." After a residence in Chesterfield of seventeen years." extended. The Pillar of Hercules. Jacob Cook moved into Hunterdon County and bought a farm. Hisp. Plus Ultra. The Friends Meeting House was at Quakertown. it was ordered back to New Jersey. They are described in a letter to me. etc. et. in first of which was Jacob Cook. New Jersey. I have frequently found coats and vests with a full set of coin buttons. I99 the Susquehanna to suppress the Seneca Indians. 1780. G. is worn off. until August. 1780. have some of them. Dei Gratio Hispaniorium et Indiarum Rex. seen. There are in my possession several Spanish coin buttons. 1744. Spain was always put in the plural as indicating that it was the Union of Castile and Leon. D. until his death. the three regiments were organized. 1780. A Spanish one-half Medio. 'Your button is most interesting in every way. This is the first American speciman I have I know of knee breeches and their buckles and buttons. R. are always used indiscriminately. in township : M . and V. Hunterdon County. legend "Phs. The shows it is Mexican coinage. The Spanish Arms. and the 23d June. both one. General Maxwell continued to command the Jersey Brigade until he resigned. Wis. where he lived twenty-two years. Date Obverse. This was at a place locally known as Cook's Cross Roads. 9th October. Philip Fifth by Grace of God. continuing as such during the war. keep it like the apple of your eye. The "more beyond. Clarissa Harvey and Elizabeth Lawson Most of them are of the date 1744. Among the Germans and Scandinavians. July. named from his residence there. which Jacob Cook used to decorate his short breeches. In summer 1780.

by election Township Committee of Bethlehem. are buried in the Quakertown Cemetery. the children being in their minority.. and lies . the double bereavement of the death of both husband and mother. they were dismissed. at Washington. J. and if nothing appears to obstruct. The town Kingwood was set off from Bethlehem. He. March 21. the Jacob Cook died at Cook's Cross Roads. has published these records). At a monthly meeting held ye 8th of sixth monthe. Hannah. Lydia. Anne. 1784. to prepare one for the approbation of next meeting. Monthly Meeting. 1845. of the Society of Friends. the husband of her oldest child. Jacob Cook was honored by to his friends here. 1852. Obadiah and Anna. Flemington." By the Chesterfield Meeting Records. until January 21. Jacob Cook with his wife Joanna and children to-wit: Elizabeth. by Certificate from Chesterfield. N. Union from Bethlehem. John. 1849. and died the same day of the death of William Fleming. Both Jacob Cook and his good wife. This put Quakertown. aged 81 years. 1784. N. to Kingwood Samuel Middleton and James Lowrie are appointed to make the usual inquiry. Joanna. She died October 4. born "September ye 9th. The children of Jacob and Joanna (Williams) Cook were: Elizabeth Cook. 1833. 1784. wife and properly dismissed from Chesterfield in Kingwood (now Franklin). as the following record dis'At a meeting held ye 4th of ye fifth monthe. in 1 798-17991800-1801-1802. Joanna and the chidren. Obadiah. which included both Jacob Cook. 1746. minor children were closes: all Meeting. Chesterfield. Hannah. Franklin from Kingwood. same county. to Kingwood Meeting. William. survived him twenty-seven years. Warren County. 1768." 200 Family Genealogy. 1784. had a certificate of removal granted to Kingwood Monthly Meeting. Elizabeth Cook. 1806. 26 days. (H. E. Rachel. March 2. Elizabeth. John. J. on the 8th of June. N." at 1. his wife. The record of the Kingwood Meeting discloses that they united with them on the 7th of August. who thus suffered in one day. Lydia. His wife Joanna (Williams) Cook. Deats. Rachel.. Chestfield Preparation Meeting informs. the place of the meeting house in Franklin and Cook's Cross Roads in town Union. J. William. that Jacob Cook requests a certificate for himself and wife and children. Joanna was nearly eighty-eight years of age at her death.

and the next year made a In 1831 journey to Indiana. Hannah Cook. Anne Cook. 1798. 1773. Y. born October 23. who was in Pultneyville in 1830. was not uncommon a century past. at Cook's 9. beth. and 1832. died 13th of April. a young girl with her family to Cook's Cross Roods. in 1820. on east side of Cayuga Lake. or first lines. were twelve in number. She married Abraham Housel. She went their subjects. born 12th of December. She married William Quick. Shroap. was born in Chesterfield. Joseph P. viz: Anna. 201 buried in Bethlehem churchyard. Hannah Cook. 1800. in the Fleming plat. where ^ n I ^ 2 5> they lived on a farm she was married about 1795. and were married and lived to good old age. and raised a splendid family of eight children. Lucy Cook. Their children in New York. 28th of July. 5. 1779. born December 7. December 30. died 1859. in Cook's Cross Roads. respected and honored in their homes. 1777. daughter of Jacob Cook and Joanna Williams his wife. there was a daughter Nancy. 1786. died 7. north to Cook's Cross Roads. at four o'clock in the morning. Obediah Cook. was taken a babe in arms. born April 3. Lydia Cook. born September 23. born October 28. 2. Shroap was elected Constable of Town 1. born 28th of December. 1784 at Chesterfield. of whom I only have the names of six. married 4. and he commenced smithy work for Jacob Cook Fleming." This blessing of letters. niarried 3. In 1824 He was a blacksmith. Abraham Housel. Elizabeth Able. while their son Abbott Fleming was a Baptist minister for forty years. all of whom had trades. at He married ElizaChesterfield. They were a very devout couple. in Chesterfield. In writing their letters they always worked into the 'Thanks be to God. 1794. Cross Roads. and 8. William Cook (Fourth). born 2nd of December. . John Abbott Cook. He had a brother Samuel. 1828 they moved to Pultneyville. N. 28th of October. 1795. In they resided near Geneva. was married to Joseph P. Rachel Cook. but returned the same year. where She married William Flema tombstone marks her grave. 1775.The Cook Family. 1770. and lived on a farm in 1773. Hunterdon County. born 19th May. ing of Oxford Furnace. 1781. 6.

202 Family Genealogy. 1886. where the author with his mother. and was buried in St. Rachel E. 3. and had children. Cook. In 1900. 2. June 3. They had ten children: 1. Swever. was born. 1804. . 2. June n. who married La Fayette Beardea. 1804. second. He died in New York State. married Elias Leonard. died before 1900. and has one child. J. 5. 6. Amy Leonard. She united with the Bethlehem Presbyterian church. June 11. Warren Fleming. and the funeral was held at her residence. N. N. J. N. Jr. 3. married George H. 6. 4. visited them while driving to Bethlehem church. who married J. Agen of Pittstown. Edmond Williams Cook. J. was married and had children. son of John Abbott Cook and Elizabeth Able his wife. Jacob Cook. Hunterdon County. was a widow. 6. 1775* son °f Jacob Cook and Joanna Williams his wife. She had one daughter. Cook. 10. who died before 1900. 3. 1826. married Amy Hyde. August 21. 5. was born 18 14. William H. J. Lucy Asher Housel. Williamson. Williamson preached the funeral sermon. J. She was buried beside her husband. have one child. 4. Amy Allen Cook. Elizabeth Cook. Tylee Housel. 9. Cook. MaryE. Housel. 5. born July 11... and Anna his wife. N. Rebecca Ann Cook. was married 4. Mrs. (b) Morris R. 1804.. Cook. N. 1795 to Elizabeth Able. 1900. born September 23. 1802. J. and is buried in the old churchyard of Bethlehem church. 1799. was married about William Cook. Thomas Episcopal cemetery. next to the Fleming plat. was born July n. Tilly Beardea. and died November 27. L. 1813.. 8. Cook. She died at Juteland. and died April 28. Cook. while he lived in Pultneyville. died October 29. born April Edmond Williams Cook. Tilly Leonard. Elizah Cook. John Abbott Cook. J. J. The Rev. resided at Juteland. married Morris Rodenbough. 1859. There is a very old brown stone which marks the grave. in 1841. at Clinton. (a) Emma. and had two children. Sarah J. born October 2. N. Their - children: 1.. in St. and J. probably in Alexandria township. N. Joanna Cook. 2 Mary Cook. returned to her friends in the vicinity of Bethlehem. who resides at Whitehouse. Amy Hyde was born. when eighty-six years of age. Thomas Episcopal church cemetery. Abraham Housel. Amy Housel. G. 7. George W. Able Cook. 23. They had one daughter. John Cook. Her husband died in 1861. and with her mother. who 1867. married Amy Hyde. reside at Stanton. Hunterdon County.

. N. Alfred Cook. and died October 29. office address. He died October 17. They had three children: 1. daughter of Jacob Cookand Joanna Williams. the youngest daughter. 4. at Chicago. and died June 8. 1804. is unmarried. Pearl E. married George W. Floyd. (a) Bertha. Joanna Quick. She marired. 1777. J. married Sarah Jane Henderson. Hamden. J. at hundred years. Susan Quick. Quick. 1881. married Sarah Ann McClary. married Peter M. the second daughter. named George Roy and Vena Bell. William Waggonner. 1806. N. Sarah Francis. The second son (c) Benjamin. married Peter Waggonner. Anna Cook. having been born September Their estate was in Franklin township. 1 76 1. (b) Emma Renhart. and Sarah Ann Cook. Juteland. the youngest daughter of Jacob 3. Their children: 1. (b) Cora. married David Dalrymple. In 1892 he went alone to the lived to be a very old man. daughter of Jacob Cook and Joanna Williams. 1850 at 86. was born December 7. 1859. and Myrtle. 18 13. 5. was born June 3. and had a pension. . J. 1779. Mary Jane. He still resides on the same World's Fair. was married to William Quick. 2. born January 27. Jacob Quick. Rachel Cook. Schuyler and have one child named. married George Hyde and The oldest son Jacob. The history of the family is given estate where he was born. He has son Daniel Little was born there March 27. who was born May 31. 18 13. 6... Hunter11. Sally Ann Quick. who served five years in the Revolutionary war. J. daughter liams his wife. Their oldest daughter. and have no children. N. December 26. in SnelPs History of Hunterdon County. whose names are. married Reuben Wright. Cook and Joanna Wilwas born December 28. and have two children. four are living. 1801. 1859. born September 13. and died of Jacob eighty-two years of age. and have two children. entering at fifteen. don County. Christy Little. N. and have two children. . Lydia Cook. 18 10. was born April 19. Postoffice address.The Cook Family. married have one child. Elizabeth 2. 3. and has been in the family for over one February 10. William Quick. second. Jacob Cook. Mabel. married Joseph Beavers. address. has had five children. Shafter. (d) Sally. (a) Hada May. They had children: 1. Their Their postoffice was Frenchtown. 203 son of John Abbott Cook and Elizabeth Able. postLambertville.

4. 1875. Peter Waggonner. July 10. Ellis. 1855. 8. Anna 5. Bodine. have one child. The second wife of Charles Bodine was Susan C. 10. 6. Philhower. 4. 18 12. and the other daughter. Horatio Bodine. 1883. Sarah Bodine. was born April 21st. married Charlotte Call and have one son. Their children were: (d) John Bodine. in "the Barrens". married Baulby. Jr. Rounsaville. Jacob M. died before 1900. One of them had two children. Abraham Waggonner. who was born April 9. Stanley Bodine. 1807. 1786. Waggonner was married to Mr. (e) Minnie Bodine. eighth and youngest child of Garret Bodine and Lucy Cook. 1804. and died in Easton. Anna Bodine lived for some time. who was born December 2. Theophilis Bodine. was born April 16. Pa. 2. 7. about 1833. also had two sons.. Their children: (a) Isaac Bodine. In 1820 they moved to Pennsylvania. died before 1900. was born Septemborn June 17. 1806. married three times.204 Family Genealogy. Charles Bodine. Prall. was born August 9. married Amos Hoffman. He had children who were married and moved west. 1800. also had a son. 1824. and has one child. daughter of Jacob Cook and Joanna Williams. in Alexandria township. ber 18. married Mr. married Fred Amerman. born March His first wife was Hannah 14. 1809. Ohio. John Waggonner. 7. Jacob Bodine. Peter. (b) Elizabeth Bodine died before 1900. Susan 5. his wife. married. had one child. Annie and Leslie. They 1900. whose children were: Leona. His daughters died before 1902. one child. Charles Bodine second. Lydia Waggonner. Joanna Waggonner. was born August 18. married Garret Bodine. had two children.. 1801. N. She died at West Liberty. 1827. She married Abram De Remer. 1804. married Anna Davenport. was born November 14. 1816. 182 1. who married Carrie Angleman. Erfe Waggonner. Jr. had two sons and two daughters. born December 2. married Annette Conklin Search. Their children: 1. Peter 3rd who has one child living. George Bodine. was born September 28. 182 1. was born March 17. He died in 1891. with her aunt Elizabeth Cook.. Amerman. wife to William Fleming. was 3. 18 19. and died September 17. J. 1783. (c) Wesley Bodine. 2. widow of John S. 8. Lucy Cook. John Bodine. He was living with a son at West Liberty in They had one daughter who married and died. and died in fall of 1900. He was born October 7. was born June 3. . both married and have children. 6.

Bodine. Mary. October. June 21. Ohio. Ohio. 1842. 1858. died July 10. Reformed Church. born Albert.. Greenbury Walton Bodine.The Cook Family. Mary Alice January 9. 4. 1884. 1856. 205 Annette Conklin Bodine died at Zanesville. 2. born September 13. manufacturer His daughter writes that her of earthenware crockery. second time. 1. There were four children: . was twice married and leaves two Horatio Bodine united with children by each marriage. George Homer Bodine born September 23. was baptised November. died November 16. 1896. and has four children: Royal Adalphus. 1867. 1902. 1861. N. 1842. Was a bright young man. J. 3. mother was a widow with five children when she married a lived at Zanesville. February 23. married William Abele. Horatio Bodine Sedora Jane Bodine born May 26. Emma. He studied medicine in Ohio. 1864. Readington. 1900. married Anna Bodine. left but took no letter of dismissal. aged eighty-one. December 14. studied Latin while a plowman. and in a few weeks mastered the grammar.

and reined their horses near him. first. As they came near his place. It is related of him that one day two noblemen rode over to the southern side of the Island to visit him. . the strong man. a hundred years ago. In possession of Mrs. 1757. There lived a century and a half ago. Province of Zeeland. Elizabeth (Peper) Miller is the Abraham Peper solid silver seal. They were farmers and resided at Oostzouburg. but since then has become celebrated for its splendid granite break water. This Island is about twelve miles across. which holds away the North Sea. Peper Family of Holland. Abraham Peper. they observed a man plowing in the fields. enclosing rich lands. For answer he raised the plow from the ground by the handles and holding it straight out before him. and Hubrecht Peper. Welcheren Island. surrounding the Island. in Holland. He was known far and wide for his feats of strength. a remarkably strong man. answered that he lived over there. was said to be low. indicating the direction by pointing the plow. had two sons: Abraham Peper. who was born November 2. using it for a pointer. The men in amazement remarked they thought there was no need to look further for the person they sought. on the Island of Welcheren. which is said to be over two hundred years old and to descend to the one of that name in the family. being interested to see a man of such wonderful strength. His name was Abraham Peper.CHAPTER IV. to inquire the whereabouts of this strong man. Many of his descendants and his forefathers bore this patriarchal name. and at the time they resided there.

He was privately advised. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity. born in 18 16. born February 14. It was for this reason that he disposed of his holdings and took his family to America. There were born to them. Willemena Peper. that some soldier might assassinate him in revenge and he had best dispose of his property and leave the country. but insult his family also. May 22. 1788. Ansell Cornwall. Their children were: Abraham Peper. This provoked Peper. eight children. says he related to me: lived on the Lake farm now owned by George Walters. born July 29. The narrator says he killed the Frenchmen. and the officers of the court being also members of the Masonic fraternity insured him an honest and fair trial. Jan Peper. 1784. 1787. then had a place on the next road. came America the ancestor of the with them. Peper.The Peper Family. when Napoleon conquered the country. on Welcheren Island. who declaring he did not propose to have the French. went into his house and insulted his family. A. born February 14." and was a friend of Admiral Verdoorn of the Dutch navy. He married Willemena Blommert. second. of which she was also a native and where she was born. Willemena Peper. born August 3. Janna Crayna Peper. at their Oostzouburg home. at Oostzouburg and died there to and is American Pepers. and was five years older than her husband. 207 Hubrecht Peper remained in 1838. 1790. rushed for a scythe blade that was hanging in the house and wielding it with both hands right and left. Jacomina Peper. 1795. by these officers. south of the lake. March 16. not only take his country. born September 5. That he knew Abraham Peper well. that he had a right to protect his home. born November 30. cut down the soldiers and He was tried by court tumbled them out of the house. born January 13. He was a person of respectable standing among his neighbors. as he is addressed as "Der Burger. born September 20. The rea- son of his coming to America is interesting. two French soldiers. One day after the occupation. though possible. 1793. at eighty-four years of age. that he resided in Holland. 1762. either quartered on him or passing by. Maatie Peper. Peper related to him. of whom seven crossed the ocean in 1802 Abraham Peper. but this does not seem probable. 1792. 1785. martial and justified his acts. Jannetje Peper. . 1786. and he was acquitted.

Clergy." the Consistory. March 2. after this he repaired with his family across Zeeland. which reads as follows: < As part corroboration Abraham Peper. Done at Oostzouburg." in the Niewe Diep. he narrates. that at the time of the great excitement against the Masons. March 25. as far as known to us.« 208 Family Genealogy. an alderman of Amsterdam: 'Der Burger" (Citizen) to write to Father Bichten. 1802. March 2. 1802. the middle of March up the ZeiderZee. While lying at der Helder they had this "good-bye" letter from a family friend. He told them that they he was good support to the church. Before leaving his native home for this new land he obtained his regular dismissal from the Presbyterian church. 1802. of which both Mr. Junior. allow him to partake of the Holy Sacrament and receive him under their christian charge. the "Factor. Brothers. would very much know also in good of your con- . as it had done too much for him. as his family were members. we request the Rev. of it. It was said that he came to America with $5000 in gold. blowing in the direction of their destination. sound in the faith and leading an exemplary life. A. because of the Morgan affair. the Zuyder Zee. S. F. "Der Helder." Captain S. the Masons were all removed from the Presbyterian church of Williamson. requesting that you hand this to him with the other two. Bik. Therefore. Caldwell in command. Pastor. to the. is a member of the True Christian church at this place. The ship remained for some time waiting favorable wind. Engelbert. at Oostzouburg. They were onboard the vessel named. as in those days of wing and wing sails. they required an aft or stern wind. but he would not give up his lodge. might remove him from the church. Peper and But Peper was not removed. about Holland. I also address this to you. at the entrance to the North Sea. at the foot of the great inland sea of Soon From here he took ship. In the name of R. that they please recognize the above named as such. Peper Kind Friend: Desiring — hope that this will find I you and yours and him like to circumstance. and Elders of the church of Jesus Christ wherever they may be found and to whom this our ecclesiastical certificate may be presented. north to Amsterdam. and « <- Amsterdam.

Do write me a few There is no news here. made to A. on board ship. Now my friend. filled in the The orchard is still bearing. I remain your well wishing friend. Bik. He brought with him also a span of mouse-colored ponies and a carriage. or the terms of the deal. signed. you will. near Utica in Oneida County. They took sail boats up the Hudson river. into its valley.. as the "old orchard. Sr. settled prietor. a large landed proSr. He bought this land in 1802 or 1803. first stopping at Utica. that sixty years before he held the trees. so they say. Peper.. now owned by George Waters. Several of the chairs they brought over with them are still in Rufus Moses' house. he planted the old orchard between the cemetery and the house that is now on the premises. 28. likewise for your beloved wife and children. and about 1807 or 1808 was in I have a letter addressed to him at Deerfield. also a great abolitionist. had to this farm I could not find. It ABRAHAM PEPER Abraham Peper (Second). or his neighbors. (3rd) Jr. and whether the ship — S. but in 1827. while his father Abraham. and if our earnest wishes are fulfilled. Time will tell us this later.The Peper Family. in a few short weeks. Davis' bail bond. please accept our greetings.. told Leo Waters in 1870. What lease or title A. In 1810. where he bought land from Gerritt Smith. We have heard they landed at New York. rejoice in your safe and happy arrival." with very large old trees in it. three miles north. Either he did not like this land. His son Abraham. ." doubtless required all of six weeks to cross the Atlantic. The peace treaty has been lines. one year before his death. Sr. with wind being favorable. After a few yesirs he gave up the land and moved to Pultneyville. 1803. November neyville. Pultneyville. known earth about the roots. three miles out in Deerfield. and went on Jeff. near Whitesburg. who was IN AMERICA. Peper. to put to sea. ditions 209 is ready. When Abraham Peper moved to Pult- he lived on the lake shore farm. however. in Sodus. but it has not been officially answered as yet. and thence via the Mohawk river. we assure each other it will soon be made public. at your desired destination. there was a contract for it. From here they journeyed up to Whitesburg.

When Russell Cole broke away from his captors and waded the Salmon Creek. stood out in the land It is now moved near the road quite a ways from the road. and used for a barn and pen.) the British fleet bombarded . where I found all of our friends together and I handed each one his own. As the guns were turned in their direction. he had the following letters: "Oostersouberg. still stands. Mrs. but we used to say here that a journey or three fevers were good for one's health. but some of them cut the limbs off the trees above them. Family Genealogy. but mostly of things outside of Vlissingen. in this second onto a farm. and so took flight. which falling about them. You wrote that you had had the fever three times. A beautiful cobble stone house It was to this old house that has been built on the place. Sr. Peper. but some changed. he came to this house and bringing the latest news of affairs nearer the enemy. I have read the last letter. as this is the eighth time I have written to you about one thing and another. and Frederick Stolp. As the shell of this tree is very thin. While living at Deerfield (Whitesburg). they all thought best to go further down the lake. brother-in-law. 1803. August 5. One year later A. and hope you will all prosper and the little maid will be a blessing and a joy to you all. who were to pay $1600 for it. We hope you are all in good health and wish you much joy with the increase of your family. Cornwall and children and other people ran for safety.2IO Sr. if a stray ball had struck it. The old house in which he lived. in which he resided on the lake farm. best of health. (now called Flushing. to hide. farm we presume in 1828. This He moved from this Frederick Stolp married his daughter. it would have been a very unsafe retreat. which you wrote to your brother. Grandma Abraham Peper and some of the children. south to the other or next road. I am sorry that you have received but one of my letters. sister and all your dear little children: It is our heartfelt wish that these few lines may find you in the I received your letter of December. it was fortunate for them that the aim was high. on the nth of April. sold his interest in it for $600. when the village. Worthy 1804. became so frightened that they crawled into a buttonwood tree. created consternation and panic. 1804. . and the balls passed over their heads. and noted with great pleasure that you are still in good health. The old frame house farm.. and by good fortune there happened to be an auction sale of household furniture at Yorrys on that day.

a good plow horse and some young cattle. your affectionate friends. wife and three children are all well. from twenty to twenty-three shillings a sack. Aarnout Albregt. Deerfield. entirely beyond my power." Your farm consisting of good cultivating and pasture land. I assure you that we still are. if we live until March and you can come over and make a bargain . We have had much damp weather during harvesting season. Mr. as to how and in what way to make the journey to the best advantage. Aldenbarneveld. Jan. and Abraham are living. that I turn over to you on credit. Smith. If I could sell my farm. decided to emigrate to where you are. I have no doubt but you will be equal to the task thus laid upon you. (Mr. with that of your household. Gillis are growing up nicely. and does not seem inclined to stop there. to hand about noted with pleasure of the trade between 3'ou and Mr. is cleared. < children. if it please heaven to spare your life and your health. Smith was Gerritt Smith. near Utica). Wheat has brought a fair price. He has J. but if that fails I can do nothing. He wrote you in June. 1804. Abraham Peper. November 28.« The Peper Family. I congratulate you on this transaction and hope it may contribute to your prosperity and happiness. more or less rain every day. (Holland). Yesterday your son hands 26th. hire no more help. at Whitesburg. your son is growing up to manhood. and your and his energies are in full bloom. 211 still The and We are doing all of the work and Mother Janna Schavouter died last November. of whom Abraham Peper purchased a farm. is. Wife and Children. but is awaiting word from you. on account of the existing contract. Mother Meyer is well and speaks of you frequently. You are still in the prime of life. However. I have done away with all my young horses. the great abolitionist. 1805. Oneida County. and will remain. Blommert. as far as the first named is concerned. but is now up to twenty-eight shillings. The plowing and seeding grounds unexhausted and promising its tiller the full reward I ' and of his labor. I fear it will go away up again at the old rate. me your second letter of the The request made therein. there would be no difficulty in helping you to a few milch cows and young stock. so you already know what his wishes and intentions are. in Deerfield. Dear Sir: Your favor of the 13th came eight days ago.

Collins." 1895. when it was demolished. as far as young stock is concerned. r Deacon Abraham Peper was the title by which Mr. Peper He always had family prayers. It was chartered by the government at one time and a load of supplies taken to Sackett's Harbor. From that year until 1862. south of Pultneyville. will have them transplanted and see if they can be raised With kind regards for yourself and family. took part. pastor. L. I cannot compel them. as a soldier in the war of 18 12. I successfully. The society now (1895) has eighty-five members. into the interior. erected in 1828. John Albright. to secure it from the British. Page. It cost one fourth of a mile south of Williamson village. 18 18. under Rev. Marcia De Kroyft. organized by Rev. a missionary. but if they will not I sell. (1862). Sunday school was organThe present superintendent is Edward ized as early as 1832. as he was then nearly sixty years of age. thank ) ou for those healthy earth tints" (potatoes). of Rochester.212 Family Genealogy. and from which we also copy the following: 'Their first church was a brick structure. was known in Pultneyville. who was installed January 24. The present edifice was begun in the latter year The first settled pastor was Rev. W. 1816. with those smart Walloons on the farm. Cornish. Russell Cole and Nicholas Lawson and others of the family. H. owned a trading ship during the war (181 2). I will try and help you. In the Military History of Wayne County we find this: Samuel Ledyard. and finished 1866. Mappa. Your faithful servant. From Wayne County. and was deacon in the Presbyterian Church at Williamson. Abraham Peper. official rolls. Samuel White. $3." Abraham Peper was at Pultneyville during war of 18 12. meetings were held in the Baptist Church. where he The first Presbyterian Church of Williamson was lived. were Wilhel21. mena Peper. Allen C. .000 and was used until 1859. He assisted the best he could. G. Lucretia which was about five miles Land Marks of and Nancy Moody. whose ships hovered along the shore in sight of land. They drove all their stock south. but his sons in law. " remain. of Pultneyville. which I have already placed in a box of earth and when spring comes. November Among the constituent members. for reasons before stated. watching for chances to obtain fat American The name of Abraham Peper is not found on the beef.

and had a garden spot and some fruit in the rear of the house. was named from Captain Charles Williamson. 1858. who was his agent. For some thirty years back. May 9. Williamson. The first roads were made in 18 10. This was before the lands were open for settle- From ment. at Pultneyville. for Christ's sake. in 18 10. aged eighty-seven years. an Englishman." . in Wayne County Sentinel. but not the exact year he went there. had some money laid by for his old age.. believe sincerely. "Help Lord. Abraham Peper died. 1845: "Died in Pultneyville. is located the Peper lot. as the death of a true christian. for the righteous ceaseth. 213 The late Abraham Peper of Pultneyville was one of the crew on that trip. is this inscriprion: Sacred to the memory of Abraham Peper. aged 70 years. Jacomina Peper died September 22. about 1808. their maiden daughter. He professed to know the Lord in his native land. He was then too old to work." the road tax assessments in Pultneyville. Incline us all to repent truly. Jr. in 18 14. The following obituary notice appeared. and obey faithfully. who owned two million acres of land in that part of the state. where on a white marble stone. We know that Abraham Peper was at Pultneyville. leaving behind him good testimony in life." Pultneyville was named for Sir William Pultney." May 21. Jacomina Peper. he has been highly respected by all. Abraham Peper. 1 day. we find the names. in Lake View Cemetery. 1845. who resided up near the Lake View cemetery. Was much beloved by the brethern in the Lord. Maatie De Kroyft. but found him to be infinitely more precious in our beloved country. who was born in 1787. and John De Kraft. He owned the place where he lived. then went to live with her sister. aged eighty-seven years.. These lands were opened for settlement." In a beautiful spot. only that it was between 1807 and 1809. Abraham Peper in his declining years. and the year before. Deacon Abraham Peper. on the 9th inst. opposite the old lake shore original farm of her father. "Abraham Peper.The Peper Family. New York. lived with them and took care of her aged parents until their death. an Isrealite indeed. lived with his wife in the village when Elizabeth Fleming knew him. 1 month. in Pultneyville. realized his last years and days to be his best and passed away in peace. 1845. who departed this life May 9.

where he still resides. At his death. Yeomans. 8 months. 1." r Abraham Peper. Mrs. He was a member of Captain Fleming's He died October 12. 1793. He taught Publius V. and followed them to Pultneyville. They moved to Corning. 29 days. came to America with his parents in 1802. Virginia Moses. son of Abraham Peper. and lies buried in Lake View Cemetery. where he lived all his life. He died in Sodus. and is buried beside her husband. Eliza Ann was a She died in 1880. died October aged 84 years. married Daniel Wilkins of Rochester. . 4 months. where his grave is marked by a handsome white marble. He is married and has one child. followed him May 27. Yeomans. is manager of a department book store in Rochester. where she lives with her sister. of cerebro spinal meningitis. was born January 13. George C. 86 years. now Colonel 3. who was a cabinet maker and carpenter in Pultney9. then in 1901 moved to Rochester. Maria Peper. married Rufus Moses. Beside this is another white marble stone. he was 52 years and 8 months old. He married Phebe Landon of Sodus. Their one son. Mary Ann Peper. 1871. where they have always resided and still live. New York. 1845. son of George and Ann Yeomans. Caroline Peper. married Lucern Todd. She was born May 29. ville. born in Pultneyville. up. Mrs. 2. Their only child was milliner. aged Militia Company in 1846. on Welcheren Island.with his daughter. his wife. as he was in the civil war. aged eighty-three years. who married Mr. He followed farming and sheep shearing. in the Peper lot. married Procious. Maria Wilkins. and moved to Sodus about 1850. She never married. and lived in New Orleans. He still resides in Corning. her grave also marked with a white marble stone. Todd in Corning. 1785. 1902. 10 days. after the home household was broken 5. Their children: Willemena. Holland. Jr. 4. He was born in Geneva. at Sodus. who died eighteen da} s later: 'Willamina. had no family. New York. and lies buried. (3rd). in a handsome two story frame house. Lawson the . George C. Charles Wilkins. second. born in Pultneyville. She died 1898. 1877. Phebe Landon his wife. inscribed to his wife. lived for a number of years with her sister. carpenter and joiner trade. Todd. Eliza Ann.214 Family Genealogy.

Welcheren Island. where William De Kroyft is a member of the Dutch Parliment. in on Satur- Holland. 1804. John De Kruyft was born September Huguenot parentage. Zealand.. ten to fifteen years. in possession of Mrs." in Abraham Peper's family record. N. Sunday. where they bought land and were cheated out of it. residence Flushing. 1807. Maatie Peper. 1786. who probably died Their children: after her husband. Abraham De Kruyft born on Friday night. from Holland. at eight o'clock in the morning." View Cemetery it is spelled "Marietta. 1803. and was never heard from. six months. in possession of Mrs." The correct English." In the church records of the Presbyterian Church of Williamson. 6. aged seventy-nine years. Johanna De Kruyft was born September 5. to De Kroyft or day. Jennot Peper De Kruyft was born August 14. Welcheren Island. and born in Welcheren Island. in 1802. according to Webster. 3. at eight o'clock. He was a doctor March 28. 215 William Peper went to New Orleans. from the neighborhood of the Pepers." There is no stone to mark the grave of his wife. 181 2. nine o'clock. The original spelling of Abraham Peper. in the evening. John De Kruyft died at Pultneyville. changed in America 19. on Tuesday. N. On the De Kruyft lot stands his monument with this inscription: John De Kruyft died March 18. at 4. Tuesday morning. "Marcia. Charles Peper went to California with a drove of cattle in 1850. William DeKruyft was born October 26. was married to Deerneld. at 6 o'clock. at nine o'clock. 1853. Maatie Peper. On the tombstone in Lake 1816. In the family bible of the De Kruyft's. 2. Cornelia Willemena born on Monday morning. was married to John De Kroyft. 18 15. 1. when they moved to Pultneyville. . 14. Caroline Goodheart De Kruyft born August 20. Y. Frank S. 5. of De Kruyft. 6. Sunday. Y. Holland. 2nd. at Her name is spelled ''Maatie. 1773. would be Mattei or Maty. two miles north of Utica. April 19. of Albion. where he died in 1870. His parents came with him cabinet maker and carpenter. 1809. of October 29. George C. John had been a soldier in Holland where an explosion of The De Kroyfts still live in a cannon made him deaf. and with them went to Deerneld. it is spelled. 18 18. it is spelled "Marretty. February. Yeomans at Sodus. a was De Kruift.The Peper Family. daughter Willemena Blommert. Holland. Taylor.

near Utica. but was blind. Y. Y. Y. 3. DeKruyft. married Charles F. April . erick. Park De Kruyft married. aged five months. 1875. 1. Their first child was: address. Y. N. Had two boys: (a) Fredfield. Y. Is married. Their present address is Scottsville. Monroe County. N. Y. May 9. 1886. 1880. Tuesday morning. was born in 1859. 1830. married Mary A. to Pultneyville. John Shumway Wilber. 27. N. of Rochester. engaged in wholesale lumber trade. De Kruyft lives at No. of Rochester. N. Y. Y. De Kruyft. child: . 1833. Y. at seven. born March 28. Lives at Mount Morris. who 3. Y. Joanna De Kruyft. aged six months. . N. (b) AliceE. Lake View Cemetery. at Deerwas married to Miss Angline Whitmore. died in Scottsville. 2321. She married John Wilber. died in infancy. born September 5. on Tuesday night. Y. and came home illness died. daughter of Maatie and John De Kruyft. N. Y. 1834. (b) Charles. N. in Scottsville. born July 19. William V. Their only child Cornelia Francis Hicks. 1856. Wilber born in Scottsville. Sidden. now living and (b) one boy who. 1836. February 16. N. N.. . 2. at Pultneyville. 1834. lot at 1845. He died April 18. and died July 14. Ann Janett N. De Kruyft Cornelia Willemena De Kruyft. 2. Caroline Wilber born 1839. She married Georg Hicks. son of Maatie Peper and John De Kruyft. Nineteenth Avenue South.216 Family Genealogy. 1804. Abraham Wetmore De Kruyft.. 1807. N. Marietta De Kruyft born February 4. and after a short married. ten A red stone marks her grave on the De Kruyft lot at days. had several children. born 1837. 1845. Y. Slayton. ten days. was born in Deerfield. in after |his Was July 28. born September 13. on Friday night. except (a) Cora DeKruyft. N. at Rochester. She died August 1. His wife lived He was buried in the Lake View. October 29. 7. Their 1829. born August 5. 1809. Minneapolis. Abraham De Kruyft. N. Had two children: (a) Nelson V. Lives at Lansingburg. to Russell Whipple. was drowned in the Erie Canal. daughter of John DeKruyft and Maatie Peper. at Rochester. Not married. Their children are: 1. 1822.. married November 5. at six o'clock. and fifty-one years. Buffalo. born 1839. death.

Frank S. Y. Y. Caroline Goodheart De Kruyft born at Pultneyville. in 1802. and where her father and mother died. Tradition would have her . Jennot Peper De Kruyft. Both died October 19. just before or at the time that the village of Pultneyville was founded. near Sodus. February 19. Sheldon born at Albion.The Peper Family. where she was born. 1838. Moody. 1861. Here she remained until about 1808. Nells Loveland. She has the John De Kruyft family bible. She married Norton Z. He was a lawyer and lived on a farm 1850. N. October Whipple died at Monticello. N. was born in Oostzouburg. April 12. 1855. Resides in New York City. T. This is the bible spelling. N. It should be Jannetje or Jennet. Lattin. 1887. She mar1. One daughter born October 23. 1866 and resides at Utica. 1862. to Utica. Orleans County. when she removed north to Lake Ontario. William Moody of Sodus. 1834. December 14. 1861. Piatt County. daughter of John and Maatie De Kruyft. June 25 . Y. there March 13. Their children: 1. she married N. married Charles P. journeyed up the Hudson River and then up the Mohawk. January 8. five days. married at Rochester. and died He died October 18. 2. twentyI. Zeeland. 1836. aged twenty-five years. later. March 13. and Willemena Blommert. 1812. August 14.1841. N. Y. William A. 1. Four years Nells Loveland died January. in 1869. married 3. Y. second. Holland. Janna Crayna Peper. and the John De Kruyft family. Y. Have one child. Taylor was born at Albion. Their children: at Albion. N.. 217 Edwin 30. Their only child: (a) Fred S. Taylor. with her father. Charles Lattin born 1875. on the ridge road to Pultneyville. Sheldon born September 18. She landed in New York. N. N. ried S. 1890. 1865. 1788. at Albion. August 20. 1865. 1815. Orleans County. mother and six brothers and sisters. at fourteen years of age. Sheldon in May 26. daughter of Abraham Peper. one month. and lives Carlton. Y. 2. at Pultneyville. was born at Pultneyville. Welch- eren Island. No children. H. July 29. and came to America with wooden shoes on. Sarah Sheldon born at Albion. Byron Moody of Sodus. who lives in Carlton.

The Stolp family had some interest in the famous Aneka Jans Estate. Stolp. Zeeland. the}' resided for a short time in Broom County. Y. at Aurora. Children: 1. Stolp. born June 12. resides at Peabody. Y. but tradition points to 1830. a few miles west of Chicago.. More of her history is given in the life of Nicholas Lawson. energetic man and accumulated much good land in Illinois. second. Iowa. N. 25. jointly. after her husband and is buried in the Peper lot. Abraham F. died before 1900. in which Nicholas Lawson was a Sergeant. where he settled all his sons on farms. George W. Catharine F. now owned by George Waters. Welcheren Island. where she married Frederick Stolp. 1813. 1790. 111.218 Family Genealogy. Y. Y. near Utica. Stolp. Stolp. August 13. Stolp. but no children were born to this union. 1837. 1824. 1820. lived and died 4. as that year he made a contract with Abraham Peper. about 1850. After the war of 1812. in the heart of New York. daughter of Abraham Peper. 5. Jannetje Peper. all of which have He died at Naperville passed into the hands of strangers. in that village. 2. Eliza Ann Stolp. He was born in 1782. and with them got to Pultneyville. N. surely married him before leaving there or very soon after. She married to Nicholas Lawson. in Lake View Cemetery. in the vicinity of Aurora. resides at born February Chehalis. at Pultney- . Kansas. and Willemena Blommert. at Pultneyville. N. Holland. born August 16. to buy the old Lake Shore farm on which Abraham Peper had been living so many years. N. 3. at Pultneyville. at His son Charles Pultneyville. resides at Seymour. born November 25. Stolp born January 21. born in Oostzouburg. years after he married again. 18 14. mother of thirteen children and ancestor of hundreds of She died in Pultneyville in 1856. where A number of Jannetje. in 1827. at Deerfield. N. He was a farmer. Wash. Amanda Churcher. to a widow. ville. November 30. and he was 31. Illinois. 1815. about 1807. She became the but ever after in Pultneyville. died before 1900.. when she was 22. neyville. his wife. and still in Pult. three years descendants. was brought to America with her parents in 1802. 18 17. He was a thrifty.. to Naperville. died November n. The next year Peper sold to It is not plain when Stolp moved away to the west. James B. Y.

at Pultneyville. Mrs. N. 1882. Atlanta. (c) 1867. F. born October 15.. whose daughter is Mrs. . N.. Aurora. N. 1877. He was born 1874. born September 7. had no children. D. Griswold. of Coal City. Y.. at Rose. Charles M.. Buffalo. He still owns the farm his father took up seventyone years ago. Crane and went to live on a farm near Aurora. la. Their children: (a) Edith M. Y. at Pultneyville. L. Henry P. Jr. Crane lives at Marion. 111. Stolp. E. now of Seymour. 111. daughter of Ffederick Stolp and Jannetje Peper. 1837. had no children. 6. 3. Jr. Crane born August 30. of 305 Herkimer Street. Sears. born September 4. Y.. Edgar G. at Pultney7. daughter of Frederick Stolp and 21. la. her mother. 3. born June 12. of Sycamore. born August 10. 111. but has resided in the city since Edgar G. in 1832. N. 111. where they lived and died. 4. Y. Mrs. Mrs.. died before 1900. 1846.. His oldest daughter is Mrs. born November 13. N. 1826. 1833. Elmore. on a farm. whose maiden name was Mary Jannett Stolp. 4. Aurora. born November 17. resides at 8. 5.. William R. Stolp. Jannetje Peper. resides at Seymour. (b) Charles F. Eva Winder's. M. 1869. N. at Rose. 183 1. Walter Graves. born January N. 1828. who was Naperville. Stolp. in 1800. 1886. 2. She has an old Holland bible of 1791. 219 Frederick A. Frank Patten. 1900. Y. H. Stolp. . at Pultneyville. 9. S. born May 14. 111. Mrs. near 1814. (d) Harry Crane. 1. 111. H. in They had children: 1832. Mrs. ville. Crane Galloway. Y. died before 1900. Crane. Eliza Ann Stolp. Wayne County. Y. Y. 328 Weston Avenue. (Allie) Bentley is another daughter. S. Sweezey resides at Marion. Wayne County. Crane. in 1892. N. He married Celinda M. Married Mr. His daughter. Y. Daughter resides near Aurora. 111. Crane was born November 11. born November in 1900. Crane resides at No. Edgar G. Another daughter is Mrs. Aurora. Catherine Stolp. N. 18 17. The Peper Family. Kansas. S. De Kalb Co. They were married January 13. married J. He was dead F. which was given to Jannetje. also lives there. Crane. 1. Wayne County. January 1st. P. She now lives with her oldest daughter: 1.

1859. 1845.. 1859. Emma Catherine Stolp born February 22. born September 20. 111. lives in Michigan. Jan Peper. 1793.. at Aurora. She resides in Aurora. 1882. married Albert Jarvis Hopkins. 4. Michigan. born June 16.. in 1802. born August 16. Mo. She married . 1890. 111. died May 22. going to Pultneyville. 1878. married William Sabine. Y. Michigan. John Peper. 2. 4. born October 30. January 17. Hillsdale. Bentley. She died April 8. Y. Lucinda. N. born August 23. 9. at Their children: Brighton. N. to Mary Christie. Bennett. 1882. born December 2. lived and died in Aurora. They have no children. at Aurora. leaving two boys and two girls. (c) Mary Clemantine Stolp. at Aurora. lives in Michigan. 6. (born August 15. Have a daughter. about 1844. 1876. Their children: 1. 1852. Y. Address: Care Pullman Palace Car Company. Thomas Peper. Amanda Peper. Y. N.220 Family Genealogy. (b) Lena Stolp. their present address. 1820. married Nellie Baker (born September 9. Peper. born January 12. (b) James (a) Fannie M. i860. Their residence is Aurora. born 1825. born March 27. Matilda Sivina Stolp. 3. son of Frederick Stolp and Jannetje Peper. (d) Mark Stolp Hopkins. residence Camden. in Williamson. She resides in Aurora. 1858). 1845. another daughter. October 17. born June 16. James Blommert Stolp. (e) Frank William Stolp. Abraham B. 2. at Oostzouburg. at Syracuse. Children: 1. Hopkins born April 26. He married Sophia Robbins. September Their children: 1873. Albert Jarvis Stolp Hopkins born June 20. Peper died in 1900. (c) Hopkins. Frederick James Stolps. Y.. February Their children: (a) Mabella Ella Stolp. . 1886. at Pultneyville. Carlisle. Miss Bennett. He April 28. No children. living in Pennsylvania. 185 1. 187 1. 111. John R. 1879. 111. second and Willemena Blommert. N. 1846).. born 27. died in 1886. Ella Augusta Stolp. 1880. at New 7. married Andrew He died 1897. came to America with his parents. County. whose family are in Michigan. Y. He married Matilda N. Home. 5. near Rochester. 111. 111. aged twenty-three years. born March 9. 1885. at Fayette (now McDougal). 1854. Edwin Peper. Jr. and remained with them. Holland. whose family are in 3. 537 Niagara Street. James Blommert Stolp married again. N. Fanny Peper. son of Abraham Peper. of Buffalo.

N. Mich. James H. She lives at Sprague. April 1. where she met Russell Cole and where they were married. Y.. Her husband died in 1877. Michigan. and settled with them at Pultney ville. N. 1841. Wayne County. of Scotch decent. i*1 Oostzouburg Holland. March 26. N. died September 1st. with Rhoades. at Port Gibson. at same place. died November 14. D. Gilbert. of Palmyra. Their children: George Booth and (b) Andrew Booth. Jenette Peper. Fanny Peper married Percy 5. live (a) near Frontier. Lodes. Amanda Peper. born September 13. Willemena Peper. Wayne County. died young. born March 13. A. Mary Peper. Smith. She lives at Foster.. 2. 1795. B. 8. second and Willemena Blommert. 1816. Ontario County. and Nettie Gilbert. November 4. Van Buren County. married. where he is interred in the family plot.The Peper Family. in Williamson. at Port Gibson. He married Ruth A. Y. 221 married Douglas. with her parents. Mo.. Theodore Peper. 4. From military history of Wayne County. until 1843. in Pultney ville. 10 East Miller St. Mo. 1839. had four children. Y. Mayette Peper. Stephen D. Their sons: Charles Peper and Martin Peper live at Cambria Mills or Camden. and a son in Longmont. Y. born February 14. 1863. She has two girls and a son. daughter of Abraham Peper. Abraham . He was born September 14. "Russell Cole was a blacksmith by trade and also a gunsmith. Ontario County. Foster. Rhoades. in 1802. Y.. an ingenious mechanic and withal something of a hunter. all live near Bear Lake or Bloomingdale. Lehah Gilbert. in Bates County. N. 1867. Y. married Silas Booth. Ohio. Mayette Peper. Peper. Is married to Charles Miller. lives near Akron. He could make . Peper. Newark. Wayne County. married Mr. who died in 1901. 1888. excepting eight and one half years in Marion. where he always lived. 7. John Peper married Mary Acker. Children: 1. Elizabeth C. Mo. William1828. Milford Gilbert. N. Rhoades. Douglass. came to America. married John P. 1849. 9. 10. N. 8. California. Michigan. we find he was the first blacksmith and gunsmith. He was a charter member of the Second Methodist Episcopal church. then moved to Port Gibson. M. 1847. Douglass. son. Jannetje Peper. born 3. Wayne County. at seven years. and died April 14. in good health. dead in 1900. H. Peper lived in Willamson. Andrew Gilbert. 6... Dr.

V. and began loading the flour. The firing became general. Gen. it. When the enemy were fired on they were scattered about the village. and demanded the public stores. and swam to the other side. The British in the small boat begun to fire and especially at the bushes into which Cole had escaped. appeared before Pultneyville. and afterward a larger place on the site of the present Cragg brick mansion. 18 14. but scampered for their boats. 28 miles southwest of Pultneyville. when he opened a smithshop at the village of Pittsford. 1826. Several houses were hit and cannon ball are frequently found in the fields now. working for him in 1825 and 1826. gun and use He married a daughter of Deacon Abraham on the site of the village of Pultneyville. almost a century old. Rogers that P. One of those seized was Russel Cole. they 'took to the woods. An old ashery on that side of the creek bore marks of the bullets for some time. was with this Major Wm. He jumped away from his captor in front of Ledyards store. Major Wm. dashed around it to the creek." This was on Saturday the day before the attack.222 a Family Genealogy. in the village. being older than the village itself. Swift who was there with 130 militia refused but the citizens went out and agreed that if they would not molest private property. May 15. with a bombardment by the fleet. Commodore Yeo. the British squadron. men fired on them. the oldest house. by the water edge. he was in partnership as Thatcher and Cole. until the winter or spring of 1825. Then the militia both. in 1806. they could take 100 barrels flour in the warehouse. In January. and returned the fire.. When the fog lifted and they saw the fleet. their fathers also both being blacksmiths. (it . Swift's and Peper." He built his first shop. This latter one was the house in which both Pablius V. They came across with 300 men in small boats. whom they took to their prisons in Canada. When the fleet came up there was a heavy fog and the Swift militia were drilling on the public street. Gen. Here he had Jacob Cook Fleming.. This building still at Pultneyville. in Monroe County. in 1809. without molestation. and his wife Elizabeth Fleming were born. Rogers. Russell Cole carried on the smith)'. Y. Lawson. This attack was made on Sunday. In their retreat they seized a number of citizens as prisoners. when some of them committed depredations on private property. Lawson. Sr. . lived for two or three years when he was a lad). N. Sr.

now." Hubrecht Peper had children: 1. The above Abraham Gilles Peper writes me under date of December -zo. In answer to your letter of February n. son of Hubrecht moved from Oostzouburg to Aagtekerke. 3. Abraham Gilles Peper. Ridley. brother of Abraham. De Brinne and left no children. found nothing in the archives of the churches. . nearPultneyville. These three daughters died at an early age.. Abraham Gilles has in Holland. N. and that he and Willemena his wife died there about 1837. are still residents of Welcheren Island. 2. He lives at Oostzouburg. Y. where he became rich in Before his death he sold his place. In Holland the descendants of Hubrecht Peper. in Rochester. N. First." .The Peper Family. in smithing business. gardener for a number of years in town Williamson. by whom there was a daughKaatje Peper. leaving them surviving four boys and one girl. Kaatje Peper: 4.. Maatje Peper. Ind. nor in old books that would throw any additional light on our family history. but returned to Holland in 1840. This Jan Peper was a ried Mr. Y. his wife and daughter. I have examined everything. He was still there in 1828. of Rochester. a farm Werve. Y. He died about 1875. moved truck farming. Jan Peper emigrated to America about 1838. Y. Kaatje or Catherine Peper married Dr. N. a This daughter marportrait of John. I would cer1901: tainly have written sooner but for the long time required in searching the records for our ancestral history. into the city and lived on the interest of his money. a descendant. onto fifteen acres of land. Yacomina Peper. making HUBRECHT PEPER'S DESCENDANTS. Eliza Ann (Peper) Albee says. 5. irons and spikes. Maatje Peper married and one child survives her. In 1841 he again came to America. Jan Peper. Holland. second. They had twenty-seven boats to repair before opening of navigation in the spring on the Erie canal. He moved close to Rochester. It's a pity that this investigation has had such unsatisfactory results. he moved to Cambridge. N. He married a widow de Vleigen. has furnished me with the information which follows. and died there in 1838. 223 boats. settling on on the (Hofstede) country place 'Water looze Peper. Hubrecht Peper resided at Oostzouburg. Abraham Gilles Peper. ter. Abraham Gilles Peper. Wayne Countv.

second. who died young. Address of Abraham Gilles Peper: "Water looze Werve. (5) Maria Catherine Peper. except Jan and sisters. married. (2) Pieter Peper." near Aagtekerke. Children: (1) Abraham Gilles Peper. where his father also resides. and to them were born: (1) Hubrecht Peper. son of Abraham Gilles Peper. in where he died 1858. They reside on the estate of his father and grandfather. not married. (4) Abraham Peper. (3) Jan Peper. survived by a son. (6) Maria Catherina Peper." Aagtekerke. Europe. unmarried. of which he is burgomaster. Zeeland. (5) Cornelia Peper. (7) Adriana Peper. Holland. He is a farmer and married. both are dead by 1 90 1. " He married Elizabeth de Visser. He married Magdelena Johanna Bosslaar. who married Andreas De Steur. . Jan is a collector of stamps and illuminated postal cards. all live in various places in this vicinity. married. not married.224 Family Genealogy. married. 'Water looze Werve. resides in Amsterdam. who resides now at Aagtekerke. and is a schoolmaster. Hubrecht Peper. first. (4) Magdalena Joanna Peper. He was burgomaster (mayor) of West Kapelle. who died young. (2) Jan Peper. He married Leintje Corre and has no children. married. Abraham Cornelius De Steur. "Water looze Werve. second. Welcheren Island. at his present home in 1861. His brothers. (8) Leintje Peper. is a farmer at Aagtekerke de Hofstede. (3) Hendrick Peper.

and supposed to have emigrated to America after their marriage. but was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery. in 1828 in township Victor. Family. in 1831 at Perrington. not fleshy. Furnaceville. Y. 'Barnes Baird. in 1771. south of Rochester. and N. pronounced 'Southard.. married Isaac Baird. tradition says. 1/ ^Anna Southwood. 2. ancestry. Their ' children: OliveV 1." and Anna Wyman. forty miles south of Rochester. Olive Southwood and Isaac ^Baird resided at different places in Western New York. Southwood born 1782. in 18 19 in Waterloo. 6. He was a farmer. . and to have been among the first settlers in Western New York. in Livingston County. both of whom were born in Scotland. who married Billings. Doctor Southwood. 4. But the records do not disclose his family three sisters. at Penfield. died in Danville. north of Rochester. N. Isaac Baird was born in Scotland. Olive Southwood was daughter of. he married Olive Southwood. but angular.CHAPTER The Baird Y. ^Lemuel Southwood. and lived in Northwestern New York State. 5. at Victor. '-Thomas Southwood. . He was a tall man. at eighty-seven years of age. N. He was born in Scotland in 1771. came to America when a young man. 7. N. at Midon. County. Isaac Baird had one brother. Mr. on Lake Ontario. Y. Y. about 1780. at thirty was married. David Southwood. about the year 1791. near Ontario. . in Monroe "Patience Southwood. who married Stephen Root of Clarkson. 3. Y. in Rochester. / Sally Southwood. In 1801. Pultneyville.

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Olive (Southwood) lived with her son, David, at Furnaceville, near Ontario, Wayne County, five miles west of PultShe lies buried neyville, where she died December 24, 1854. in the center of the beautiful country cemetery, at that place, where a stone was erected in 1902, over her grave, at the expense of her grand daughter, Elizabeth (Fleming) Lawson. She had auburn Olive Baird was a tall woman, not fleshy. Their eleven children: hair. Elizabeth Baird, known as Betsy, born about 1804; 1. married Alfred lived in Ontario, Wayne County, N. Y. Had Coonrod. They later moved to Pine Run, Michigan. (b) Alex(a) William Chauncey Coonrod. four children: (d)< Mary Coonrod. (c) Alfred Coonrod. ander Coonrod. Isaac Baird born in 1808; married Mary Ann Utley, of 2. Williamson, N. Y., after which they lived at Palmyra, N. Y. Has a son, William \Baird, residing at Canandagua, N. Y. Is married. JLucinda Manville Baird born May 5, 1809; married in 3. town Victor, Monroe County, to Jacob C00& Fleming, on September 7, 1828, and on the 6th of October, removed to Pultneyville, N. Y., where they lived afterward, and are Her life is given in full under Jacob Cook Fleming. buried. Her husband, father and brother were blacksmiths.




He James Augustus Baird, born 181 2, married Ann. lived at Fairport, where he owned canal boats and is reported to have had some wealth. David Baird married Harriet Taylor, of Sodus, N. Y. 5. Hannah Baird married Henry Ostrander of Penfield, 6. Died when seventeen years old. N. Y. <iS Clarissa Marion Baird born in Waterloo, N. Y. April T*r il,/'). \»y 14, 1 81 9; married Thomas Fleming, brother of Jacob Cook yi)^ He was born in Fleming, who married her sister, Lucinda. « "H Oxford Furnace, N. Y., March 19, 1804. They had eleven * 1^ children. She died September 26, 1894. He died June 30, Their history is complete under 1883, at Sodus, N. Y. Thomas Fleming. She furnished the Baird and Southwood


history to Clara Teetor, who recorded it. Lucy Orilla Baird married Henry Shepard, 8.

of Pitts-


She died in Genesee County, Mich.

Was mother


six children.

Miranda Baird married David Bertram of Penfield, He died a soldier N. Y., with whom she had three children. She removed to Michigan and married Mr. in the civil war.


The Baird Family.




Baird born in Victor; married Albert East-

man, when she was thirteen years old. Had six children. 11. ^Thomas Barnes Baird born 1831, in Perrington, N. Y., is said to have gone to some western state.

David Baird, son of Issac Baird, and Olive Southwood, was a blacksmith; married, in 18 17, HarrietKTaylor of Pultneyville,
his trade

who died in Holstein, Mich., 1891. He followed for many years at Furnaceville, Wayne County,

he died April 9th, 1857, and was buried in the Furnaceville cemetery, near the fence on south side. A child of young his is buried beside Olive Baird, in same cemetery. David Baird was a large man, weighed 225 pounds. Children are: 1. >fiarriet E. Baird, born February nth, 1818, near Furnaceville, died April 8, 1819. 2. James W. Baird, traveled most of the time, said to have been single, and to have been in the civil war. Was in Holstein, Mich., 1878; died 1894. George A. Baird, 3. from tombstone in Lake View Pultneyville, was of Company B. 9th, N. Y. H. A., wounded in battle at Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864; was born March 4, 1840, died August 3, He married Hester Lock1898; was a soldier in civil war. wood, of Ontario; afterward moved to, Pultneyville, where his wife and son now reside. Their sonywillard S. Baird, born 1880, a painter by trade, now resides at Pultneyville, N. Y. Baird, born August 20, 4. /Harriet E. 1849, married William W. Coon; live at Rathburg, Michigan. Children: William W. Coon, Jr., Mary E. Coon, Maima V. Coon, George Coon, James Coon, Henry Coon, Grover J. Coon, Eddie 5. Coon. 5. /David H. Baird, born August 22, 1858, at Furnaceville, N. Y., -married Azubab Baker, July 1882. Has lived on his own farm at' Holstein, Oceanica County, Michigan, in the fruit belt, since 1879. They have no children.



The Kerwin



This has been a celebrated family in Ireland and America. Many of its members being highly educated and displaying

Many of them great intelligence as priests and lawyers. came to America and attained considerable prominence in religious and civic life as well as military affairs. General Michael Kerwin, of New York, was one of them. This biography is mostly of some of the descendants of James Kerwin.
James Kerwin of County Tipperary, Ireland, where he was born and died; married Ma^ Quinlan, of same place, who was born there in 1790, and died in Wisconsin, in 187 7,
age of eighty-six years. Their son, Michael Kerwin, was born in Tipperary County, He married Mary Buckley in Ireland, Ireland, in 18 15. daughter of Walter Buckley, of Ireland, where he was born His wife was Mary Clary, who in 1790; and died in 1830. died when her daughter, Mary Buckley, was an infant. Mary was born in 182 1, in Ireland, in County Tipperary.
at the

Canada from Ireland, in 1844, and remained there until 1848; when he returned to Ireland, married Mary Buckley; and they came to America, settling on a large farm in the Town of Menasha, Winnebago County,

Michael Kerwin went

Wisconsin, 1848; and lived there until his death in 1902; his wife, Mary Kerwin, having died in 1873. He was one of the first settlers in Winnebago County, and helped to make the first canal improvements on Fox River, which were made from Neenah to Kaukauna; aiding in building the first dams on the Fox River, and helping to clear brush and timber

DR. MICHAEL H. KERWIN, Late of Milwaukee, Wis. Page 229.)

The Kemvin Family.


from the lands now occupied by the cities of Neenah, Menasha and Appleton. Seven children were born to Michael and Mary Kerwin: Margaret Kerwin (Mrs. P. McGann), J. C. Kerwin, Bridget Kerwin, John Kerwin, Mary Kerwin, Walter Kerwin and Dr. M. H. Kerwin; three of whom, Mary, Walter and Dr. M. H.
Kerwin, having died.

Dr. Michael H. Kerwin, who though young in years had obtained by his ability, a high place in his chosen profession
of medicine, was, to the great grief of his numerous friends, stricken down just as he had gained the highest honors in preparation for his life work. copy the obituary which appeared in 25 Transactions of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin, for 1901, page 329-330; "Dr. M. H. Kerwin was born May 14, 1855, in the Town of Menasha, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. He was a farmer's boy, and until of adult age, his time was spent on the farm; summers at work and winters in the schools. While on the farm, he not only acquired a thorough education, but laid the foundation for a most splendid physical He graduated from the Medical Department development. of the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, in 1876; practiced for a few months at Hilbert Junction, Wis., and then removed to Seymour, Wis., where he soon built up a very large and lucrative practice. In 1881 he went to New York and spent a year at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, receiving his second degree from this institution, in 1882. He then returned to Seymour and resumed his practice. In 1887, he went to Europe, and remained abroad two years, studying in Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, Prague and Paris. He returned in 1889, to Seymour, and again resumed practice; remaining there about one year, when he removed to Milwaukee in 1890. When the announcement was made that Professor Robert Koch had discovered a cure for consumption, he again took his departure for Berlin, and was able to bring to Wisconsin the first vial of Koch's lymph. On March 7, 1891, from an acute intestinal disease, and after an illness of but two days, he died, at thirty-five years of age. At the time of his death, there probably was not a physician in Wisconsin, of his age, so well informed and so well known as he. Dr. Kerwin was a most diligent student. He read and spoke German almost with the same ease that he did English; and he also acquired


sympathetic and genial. Always considerate of the feelings and sensibilities of others. Kerwin well. he had amassed a medical learning and experience. when he had ten. Though having known him intimately for but a few years. H. had he lived the allotted three score years and Cut off in the vigor of young manhood. Though but 36 years old at the time.: 230 Family Genealogy. "On March 7. Kerwin stood as a constant inspiration. Bach. generous language: He was a young physician a polished gentleman. Early physical training. but rarely found in one of even maturer years. with a fine inner- . H. Wisconsin." The celebrated Dr. C. of great promise. James A. Through his patient and all gentlemanly bearing under conditions. and leading physician of the west. Kerwin. and most conscientious practitioner. his untimely death has cast a gloom over the entire state of Wisconsin. Seymour. 1891. In his private life. reading it without difficulty. self-reliant. Kerwin. Sober. ood knowledge of French. Dr. gained a most enviable position and practice. a faithful student. Dr. calm and collected under the most trying circumstances. through his well directed and diligent efforts. of Neenah. of Milwaukee. Dr. in this I knew Dr. To those who were so fortunate as to be numbered among his intimate friends. M. he always enjoyed the unqualified respect and admiration of all who came in contact with him. It is difficult to grasp and comprehend the position and practice he might have attained. I wish to present this short tribute in memory of him and his sterling qualities. During his stay in His patients were his sworn friends. N. in the City of Milwaukee. Dr. M. generous. to Jas. Kerwin. of Milwaukee. he made friends wherever he went. I had learned to admire him much indeed. Kerwin. Kerwin was by nature well calculated for a physician. Senn. as well as for his sterling honesty and integrity. Tender. to the memory of Dr. Wis. Kerwin. kindly remembers Dr. in the death of Dr. industrious. now of Chicago. and a truer friend I never knew. was written by the learned practicing physician." The following beautiful tribute. he acquired a large practice. "As a friend and close associate of your honored brother. his patients had not only the utmost confidence in his ability. Kerwin manifested the highest qualities of true manhood. but they loved and honored him for his untiring devotion to their cause. the medical profession of the State of Wisconsin sustained an irreparable loss.

which in its extent would have taxed the energies of a man of ordinary capacities beyond endurance. and exemplary habits. his cool nerve and quick eye. 'Here rests in peace a man of high attainments and of absolute honesty in all his " relations. both mental and physical. His disposition was modest and retired. interspersed with such athletic exercises as time would admit of. Dr. pays this splendid tribute to his friend. To his patients he was extremely kind and attentive. on whose tombstone might be placed with exceptional truthfulness the words. He was a man of few words. with exceptional self control. much beloved by all who knew him.The Kerwin Family. M. in special preparation of general surgery.' The well known physician. on the 7th of March. H. He was exceedingly conscientious and painstaking with his patients. Levings. destined him to be a leader among leaders in surgery. yet strenuous in scholarly pursuits. H. of Milwaukee. Kerwin had spent a number of years abroad. had weakened him considerably. unquestionably the 1 89 1. mourned by all. he had a remarkably large practice. This however. As a student of medicine. Asa'surgeon he was rapidly gaining recognition as a leader. sincere and sympathetic. had developed in him In temperament he was a commanding athletic appearance. Dr. supported by high attainments and a physique that insured an unlimited endurance. which fact brought him early. Kerwin was one of my most intimate and prized friends. As a physician he was no less distinguished. he was most prominent and most promising physician of his age in . Kerwin: Dr. a splendid physique and had an unusual capability for work. never thinking of himself and caring only for their good. 'A mild attack of some digestive disturbance about a month previous to his death. sparing nothing of time. A. 231 ent constitution. had not deterred him in his strenuous life. until finally a severe and painful complication of his ailment closed his young life. in his thirty-sixth year. and his greatest delight was found in studious application in the interest of his chosen calling. At the time of his untimely death. well merited renown. he was a painsHe was possessed of taking. persistent and tireless worker. Thus ended the noble life of a dear friend. Dr. treated everyone with respect and never spoke evil of anyone. conservative. His strong will. and though but beginning in his new field of labor. had comparatively few intimate friends.

In every field where he practiced. and second. notwithstanding his keen scientific desires. as problem. that he gained the love that he gave. comes this beautiful encomium: "it was my pleasure to know Dr. as a boy. patients and enthusiastic followers of nearly everyone with whom he came in contact. when his usefulness was so pronounced and the promise of his future so great. His success as a practicing physician and surgeon was largely due. to two elements. confidence and love of the people who were fortunate enough to come in contact with him. in his studies. The confidence which he inspired in his patient was not only deserved but maintained to the end. to have a career of such achievement. the fact that he was possessed of that rare quality so valuable to a physician. his freedom from selfishness in contributing to the comfort and advantage of his patients. from that period to its terminearliest boyhood. and. M. It was a source of the deepest regret and loss to the American medical profession. as each previous ambition was attained. his pronounced skill coupled with strict honesty and integrity. J. so that as a medical man. H. which was ever It was most interesting directed in the pursuit of knowledge. he advanced in years. Even in the ation. would have stood far above any and every physician in the State. and one can scarcely estimate what would have been his present position had he lived with unimIt is at least safe to say that he parted health to this day. His death at this early age. he was an original thinker. he ever manifested his love for humanity." From the facile pen of Dr. which makes friends. and the enemy which he so . his desire to alleviate sufferings. these traits were so pronounced. which cannot be estimated. the admiration. and such future promise so abruptly terminated by the ruthless hand of death. First. and had an indefatigable energy. and he was not satisfied with a superficial explanation of a serious These traits continued to increase in intensity. a thorough investigator on strict scientific lines. in my estimation. Kerwin from his His career. to observe him as he moved his beacon of desire higher and higher. He was persistent and painstaking. the most eminent physician and surgeon in the United States and well known in Europe. was a succession of advancements.232 Family Genealogy. B. and he never wearied of asking questions. the State of Wisconsin. common school he gave evidence of his future accomplishments. was a loss to medicine in Wisconsin and to the United States. Murphy of Chicago.


L. C.) B. (Page 233. KERWIN. . OF Neenah. Wis.JAS. L.

But he made a successful defense for the town and they did not pay the bonds. He was admitted to the bar in Circuit Court of Dane County. July 10. at Oshkosh. S. Dyer. that his unities of resistance are small and feebly withstand the great destroyer. and had . Wisconsin. his parents being Michael and Mary Kerwin. Since his admission he has plied himself with unremitting energy to the practice of the law. 1878. then to the Supreme Court in 1875. and the U. It was a long standing and acknowledged by When he took hold all to be a hopeless defense by the town. and the bonds won." JAMES C. Kerwin was born in town of Menasha. Mr. He has won some very important cases. 1850. from a medical standpoint. S. Mr. of the case it did look useless. and obtained damaged against them for doing so. in the combat for his patients and profession. Courts in 1875. He then attended the University of Wisconsin and graduated in the law department in 1876. James C. Collins at Menasha. unities of his energies to such an extent. To the superficial observer it might appear ironical. disease. attended district school and graduated at Menasha High School in 1870. that the doctor himself should be overcome by disease. in the city of Neenah. too often that of a young physician.The Kerwin Family. and the U. He studied law with Judge A. He is a Republican in politics and supported Governor Robert M. that when attacked by disease his resistance is so reduced. often conquered finally 233 when his friends overcame himself. in which he established before the Supreme Court the right of the property owner to prevent setting of poles on the street in front of his property. The case had been fought case of the town of in all the courts. Kerwin is a striking example of this well recognized inequality between resistance and attack. KERWIN. a fate and patients were attacked. The death of Dr. Another very important case was the celebrated Krueger vs. B. District and Circuit Court. La Follette. L. L. L. the Wisconsin Telephone Company. Kerwin passed his early life on a farm. who owned for many years a farm six miles west of the city of Menasha. Winnebago County. it is exactly what should be The enthusiast and humanitarian exhausts the expected. by Judge Charles E. He is one of the Board of Regents of the State University of Wisconsin. while on deeper thought. May 4. One was the railroad bond Menasha.

1902: Mr. as he is a gentleman who makes many friends and always retains them. and his services have been eagerly sought in prominent cases from all parts of the State. and one of the best known men }^ears "For many in the profession in this section of the state. . as well as the intricacies of law. has done much to promote the welfare of the city and make He has hundreds of friends in Neenah it what it is today. Kerwin is noted as a man of ing influences of politics.234 Family Genealogy. Kerwin has been recognized as the foremost attorney in Neenah. a distinction he has gained solely upon his merits as a lawyer. It was said that the decision would cost the corporations requiring the use of poles in the highway more than fifty million dollars. and strong. and utmost. for unlike most of his brethren he is a total abstainer from the allur- Mr. forceful charateristics. an injunction to move the pole. Kerwin is one of the busiest men in his profession in this part of the country and." His marriage to Helen E. although of a wonderful capacity. clear and conBy reason of these distinctive vincing as a trial lawyer. Lawson of Menasha and their family is given in another place. Mr. We copy the following notice from the Oshkosh Ti?nes of December 23. and the surrounding country. learned in the fundamental principles. his time is taxed to the He is one of the leading citizens of Neenah. qualities in his make-up he has been more than successful.

Pa: 1. born November 19. He sold his land in section twenty-four.. near the head water of the Junieta. John Wright was a farmer. among the very earliest issue. 1803. on a farm in the village. Wis. died August He was a farmer in Winnebago 21. was 1849. As Justice. tanner and likewise a clergyman. No . . 1803. was born there. 1846. John Wright was born in sight of this rugged chaos of nature. Winnebago County. She died in Lincoln. in section thirteen. 3. He was very religious. Born of this marriage. Wis. Joshua Gosnell. 1808. Greenbury Wright. County. May. He was the second man to settle in town of Winneconne. in 1879. of very early settlers. John Wright. and an early resident. He married Lucy Snell. his brother. fertile valley. 2. children. in central Pennsylvania. by Rev. Dunadate. born March 24. in Butte des Morts. He settled with Dr. Family. first Justice of Peace. 1806. in 1846. was said to be a 21. Huntingdon County.CHAPTER The Wright VII. died 3. of Tecumseh. He married Elizabeth Gosnell. 1870. Aaron. as his daughter Elizabeth. father of Isaac Hendon Wright. January 4. aged sixty-seven. 1884. in town Union. Sarah Wright. between the high mountains. B. he performed the first marriage ceremony in 1847. " Joshua Wright. held at his house. elected in First religious meeting in town of Winneconne. a Methodist. married David Crawford. about 1842. Neb. and bought an His first land was a eighty. preemption claim. had a son. January Her father. all in the town of Union. Ohio. lived in the deep. Albert Crawford. born November. in Richland County. among the heathered hills of the Junieta. Nebraska. Wis.

born April 15. Aaron W. born May 20. 1825. 1856. He was married to Beard. Elizabeth Baumgardner. Lewis Wright. as a practicing physician. Ohio. born June She died August 16. * Malynda. JPa. 1846. Isaac. Huntingdon County. 1827. 9. Wright. Catharine Weinman. and Sarah G. 1870. Pa. 1815. 1886. . November 3. 1895. born November 1826. died *- . Pa.. 3. 1832.. 3. moved to 7. in town Union. Edwards. born August 24. born Julv 8. aged 16. sixty-seven. resides at Fredonia. 6. Pa. Family Genealogy.. Ohio. died in Neenah. born May 23. John Wright and Elizabeth Gosnell. aged eighty. Wis. ^ Elizabeth. He died April 2. Union township. 1819. born Joshua Wesley. Above record of Wright family. 5. of Neenah. married Norton Thompson.236 4.. He was a farmer. Rachel Wright. Naomi Wright. married Daniel Baily. Pa. born September 1830. a daughter by her second husband. they moved with three children.. the family moved to Winnebago County. August 21. born October 21. January 2. wife of John Holly. where he was a marked success. married Babcock. of town Clayton. Lucretia J.. Mary Wright. to Licking County. t Elizabeth. in Licking County. 1834. Never married. for his second wife. Born to them was Mattie. November 23. They had one son. 8. beth: 1.. with Ida^Leonora Jones. She resides in Oshkosh. children: Ansel P. Licking County. John Robinson. married John Or Robinson. in Licking County. October 21. died September 9. Ohio. Wis. again August 23. of the same township of Union. Mr. Oregon.. in town ' He He married i .. for many years. Children of Joshua and ElizaJones. married Spicer / Bowers. 1829. Infant. 1813 in 5. where oldest son of his wife ^Joshua W right.. was taken partly from Joseph Edward's bible. reside at Waterloo. Isaac Hendon Wright. Dr. married Joseph aged eighty-four. 1827. Wis. Ohio. About 1831. Aaron B. Eliza. 1857. Wis. Winnebago County. 4. and lived there when he married. Huntington County.. J Union. and died 1847. Winnebago County. 2. died in Winnebago County. his wife was born in Union. 181 1. born October 15. Wis. in town Union. 1803. Butte des Morts and Oshkosh. 6. at twenty-one. died November 2. 1822. Mary.. 1893. and about 1848.

310 1896. ' . in Winnebago County. born March 5. Joseph E. 1848. Helena Haase.. Monroe Street. Smith. born and died. at battle before Richmond. born March 2^. Neenah. a Walter F. twins.-• DR.. Francis. 17. married January 29. at Marshfield. born January 23. 13. ISAAC HENDON WRIGHT. 1846. residing at Lulu E. in the township of Union. 1861. died March 18. 18 13. married. 1893. Jermima L. born 1877. 237 Sarah^born April 29. born January 16. Frank W. 185 1. born April 1. in Civil war. a-. Children of Joshua and Catharine Weinman: John 15. and was shot dead 11. born December 18. . He is a contractor and builder. Louisa C. Va. . died August 1847. 14. born March 8. in Winnebago County. resides at No. born.. Edward J. among the Allegheny mountains in central Pennsylvania. Chicago. born November 24. born April 4. 1841. Wis. 1897. and is of Wis.. died July 3. Verna. born August 18. born November 6.. 1891. 1838.y->. Their one daughter. married McKenzie. (b) Carola. was born 1884. Wright. &~~4 16. 1892. of Shiocton. Warren P. (b) Children: (a) Hugh W. 1866. March 13. born County. their present residence. Mich. He is an insurance agent in Marshfield. 1843. Wis. 12. J~yh Aaron B. June 1. 1868. 1895. Strong. at WyanMarried to Ernest W. married June 24. 1901. of Green Bay. Children: (a) Frederick J. 187 1. dotte. born July 6. Wright. 1868. 1859. born (c) Jessie C.. Infant. Judson. Dr. Pennsylvania. Silas L. 7.. 1898. 1863... She was born in New York State. Wis.The Wright Family. resides at Dudley Station. 1897. 1856.. 1836. born March 10. 18. Lincoln Infant. He (c) traveling salesman. September 10. 19. Ohio.. near Huntingdon. Brown. Wis8. 4949 Indiana Ave. (d) Lois B. "t^reenbury. 1872. 1899.. 1893. ^Thomas. Their children: (a) Marshfield. (d) Amy G. Wis. (b) Irving W. 1864. 1872. born 1874. Ohio. in Licking County. Perry S. and Florence A. Isaac Hendon Wright was born October 21. died May 30.. Their present residence is No. ""Charlotte. 1862. is a traveling salesman. in Licking County. 1898. died 1842. married September. resides at Richmond. Ohio. born March 4. (e) February 2. 1902.. 9. was in Union army. born March 29. Wis. 20. born October 29. Jesse. married to Eleanor Thomas. Welsh descent. born May 18. died October 24. Isaac H. 10.

I. restored the sick to health. were successful physicians in Oshkosh. Wright being the sufferings of those about to die. Wright and his brother. at the age of twenty-one. continued to make his home in Oshkosh until the year 1875. His father. A. the larger of the two was called 'Big Doc. Wright. H. the late since resided. to answer an urgent Horseback was call. H. and he was born on a farm. Wright continued in the practice of his profession in Neenah as long as his health permitted. where he remained some time. John Wright. afterwards pursuing his studies in Walloughby and Cleveland. and a man needed for that profession a rugged Such a constitution. Wright.238 Family Genealogy. Dr. fourteen years after entering upon a medical career. N. and with his brother. and alleviated Dr.. Finney. perhaps some distance in the country. and they were often in the saddle for many hours out of the twenty-four. who was also a physician. Their faces and forms were familiar to every one. backed by a tremendous force of will. He married in Henderson. when he with his famity removed to Neenah. and their lives were closely interwoven with the In their early history of that city and the county generally. The following is a well-written account of his life from the public press of Neenah." to distinguish him from his brother. he was practice of his profession. graduating in the latter city. . I. Wright the county loses an old settler and one of its most historic characters. who was equally well known as Little Doc." Dr. 1855. capacity of physicians they ministered to the wants of the "in 1834. man was the late Dr. and though a large share of his early associates and acquaintances have passed on before. In 1848. then the favorite means of transportation used by physicians. and in the neighborhood of which he attended the country school. commanding figure. he will long be remembered by the rising generation. A. death of Dr. Y. mounted on a fine horse. formed a partnership for the On September 1. B." new-born infant. Wright. where he has Dr. Wisconsin: he went to Ohio and entered the medical college at Newark. especially the old settlers. he came to Oshkosh. to Rachel E. and relate how they have seen him going at full speed. Ohio. as his active In the nature would not permit him to remain unemployed. and one who stood well up in Early-day settlers can recall his erect and his profession. was a farmer. for many years and had a large and lucrative practice. B. where his young life was spent.

for which he felt very grateful. Wright. H. Kansas and other sections. Wright very well. in the country. He traveled extensively in Texas. Oshkosh. following the practice of his profession. He once related to him. There was at that time no passable road from Fond du Lac to Oshkosh. and in 1875. who is highly esteemed by a host of friends." the most intense disgust for quack doctors and advertisers. who have known him for more than a quarter of a Among century. Kansas. prepared and which was as near a sure remedy as has ever been found. I. He had bought a piece of land. and he went out and set the leg for the poor On one occasion when diphtheria was epidemic in beast. and he remained in that place about a year after his return. the doctors held daily meetings to discover a He made the discovery of a medicine which he remedy. during which time he opened up a farm near Salina. always declared "when Dr. John Kimberly. during his travels. toward the west. as no one else could keep him alive. In Harney's History of Winnebago County following excellent biography: 239 occurs the the early settlers of Winnebago County is Dr. passing about two years in traveling and sojourning in that section. then went on a tour through the southwest. Missouri. which he followed for over twenty-five years in that place. and while there. removed to Neenah. and would not speak to them. from a man who retained a tax certificate on it. and he came in a row boat. the landlord's horse broke his leg. author brought an action in ejectment for the doctor and In recovered the land again. His family resided in Oshkosh. Wright now (1879) of the City of Neenah. Shortly after his arrival in Oshkosh he commenced the practice of his profession.The Wright Family." The author knew Dr. Arkansas. and saw much of him in the later years of his life. 1847. he put up at a hotel. making his way by slow stages. but found no locality so attractive and desirable as a place of residence as his much loved Wisconsin. There are few men more widely known in this county. . but might as well begin on a horse. a wealthy citizen of Neenah. than Dr. from town to town. which was illegal. Wright died he would not live long He had afterward. He moved from Ohio to Oshkosh in August. that while in Ohio. and The afterward took out a tax deed and claimed the land. He remarked that he did not study for a veterinary surgeon.

which he retained until a very old man. E. clothing. She . in which his children were born. He owned several other houses. at the age of three years. 1835. Wright. and all expectation of recovery had been abandoned by the family. of apoplexy. From there she went to Watertown." His wife. to what was then termed the "teachers institute. the handsome home of Dr. Sylvester Finney. Fillmore. they moved back to Henderson. with hundreds of others in that fire. writes of her early life: "Being nearly four years my senior. November 23. When she was through with our district school. on Friday. she attended the village school. Early in life. and her advancement in her studies at school. that our parents kept her in school as much as possible. having charge of the erection of a mill. Her father. residence. Chapin was the officiating clergyman. In Neenah. In a few years. which was too often realized. His family attended the Presbyterian Church. on January 5. in 187 1. Rachel E. He always had an office in the city. Jefferson County. at 1:30 o'clock p. New York. J. one month and two days.240 Family Genealogy." similar to the present Normal schools.. at the age of eightyyears. Their ministrations had been limited to efforts in making his condition The funeral was held from the as comfortable as possible. Great confidence was placed in his judgment. Canada. He had been an invalid for nearly one year. 1893. was so marked. was burned. near the Northwestern Railway. he had his home on the bank of the Fox River. and is buried in the Oak Hill cemetery of that place. which was the family home. How she learned to knit. she was always of a serious turn of mind. and some city lots. pictures and heirlooms burned. and was then living at was a that place. she was almost beyond her childhood. Her sister. on the Island side of the city. in Neenah. without hope of reward. It stood opposite the court house. m. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Finney. conscientious in all things. Rev. when I was old enough to take hold of the realities of life. papers. He died at his home. and he was frequently called in consultation. was born in Furnace Falls. millwright. the great fire. under the auspices of the Masonic Fraternity. He was a poor collector and attended the poor. As I remember her. which destroyed half of the city. in Oshkosh. she developed a taste for reading. I have heard mother tell of her aptness in learning to do things. Almira B. All the family furniture. He had a very large practice among the very best people.

they went to the train." went there. The community will miss a bright and sunny friend. to visit friends. E. survives her. Charles G. Wright came to Neenah to live. and the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon. 1899. disease. November 19. Wright came and took her back. at 6 o'clock. where they became well known and were eminently esteemed. Rev. and her children's children will cherish her memory as a happy inspiration. South Bend. Wright. Wright was an active member of the Presbyterian Church. Dr. 1835. I. E. Sunday morning. Menasha. The wedding was in the daytime. P. The Wright Family. Wis. January 5. Wright's demise was caused from heart Wright. Brown. Mrs. Brown. Rev. M. News was received in Neenah. W. H. deceased is survived by at Woodville. this afternoon. V. Weight. Filmore. at 2:30 o'clock. N. W. September 1. . Persons. Canada. live at same place. R. North Dakota. founder She was born in Furnace Falls. united with the Baptist church. in 1875. and one son. by way of the Lakes. Marinette. She came back home and in a few months Dr. After the ceremony. Another sister. of the death at Marinette. Finney and a sister. from the residence of J. on the 4:08 Northwestern train. Samuel Bulfinch. This she did without consulting our parents. H. three daughters: McAlpin. an She was teaching school in Watertown when "Aunt Emeline Jackson. Mrs. where they took steamer to Oshkosh. 241 at and my oldest sister. A brother. of Neenah. James H. Mrs. in Oshkosh." The following beautiful obituary is from the Neenah News-. J. She died at home of her daughter. resides Besides above. Finney. Mrs. which took them to Sackett's Harbor. Aunt Emeline was much pleased with her. Wright. Lawson. Dr. of Oberlin College. She was a niece of the celebrated evangelist. her blessed. Abigail Finney. W. I remember there were many guests present. and they met for the first time. widow of the late Dr. the church a fervent Her children will rise up and call believer and ready helper. 1855. . officiating. of Mrs. Mrs. Y. and prevailed on her to go with her to Oshkosh. The remains will arrive in Neenah. today. Well. and wedding dinner.. Her aged mother. B. living at Niagara. and Mrs. as you know. J. Chapin officiatearly age. Ind. The Baptist minister. Mrs. R. Dr. A. as Mrs. Wis. Mrs. she met her fate. and was ever a happy Christian. Mrs. with whom she was visiting. Jackson was going too soon to communicate with them. Mrs. A. Wright was one whom the world can ill spare. C.

. March 3. 4. their present address. E. of Menasha. Mrs.. Wis. at nine months old. Wis. 2 42 Family Genealogy. by Rev.. She attended the public schools at Oshkosh and Neenah. Neenah. J. Edith Cora Wright. V. Jr. his wife. McAlpin. 5. Wis. McAlpin had charge of a They have also resided at South Bend. born January 26. daughter Oshkosh. After their marriage. for the betterment of condition of the young and of girls in store and factory. his wife. July 9. Oshkosh.. and at one time gave music lessons. where Mr.. J. and president of Menasha and Neenah branch of Consumers' League. in the Presbyterian church. to Charles W. 1859. of which she is a member. at Oshkosh. Wis. daughter of Dr. She is a fine musician. Wis.. James Robert was born July 20. Was married August 5. 3. and graduated at the High school in Neenah. died April 17. died January 25. E. Wright lies buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. 1898. atOshkosh. She is a member of the Congregatioual church and of several women's clubs. died April 13. and Wabash. 1897. Florence Josephine Wright born at Oshkosh. 1893. to Publius V. Isaac H. Edith Cora Alright. 3. at Neenah. 4. 1856. born July 1. they lived in Marinette. She was married in the Presbyterian Church. born at Oshkosh. 1859. paper mill. at Florence Josephine Wright was born . and had a select school in Neenah. Malcolm Wright. Wis." i860.. Their children: Charles Kenneth. Ind. 1884. in Neenah. at her death. Wisconsin. Wis. 1889. Wright and Rachel Finney.. born June 5. She attended the public schools in Oshkosh and Neenah. Isaac H. ing. 25. of peritonitis.. 1. Wright and Rachel Finney. 2. i860. 1895. 1894. July 9. and after a beautiful life of sixteen years. 1868. 'born February 26. Their children: Lillian Ada Wright. Chapin. She taught in the public schools of Marinette. Chapin. 2. on September 4. Wis. 1898. Ind. January James Harry Wright born at 31. at the age of eleven months. 1873. Wis. Lawson. Wis. The history of their children is given under biography of P. She taught in the public school at Marinette. Lawson. by Rev. born at Oshkosh. was born at Oshkosh. March 3. Wis. Niagara. 1863. Mary Grace Wright. i. Mary Grace. Wis. April of Dr. Was sixty-five years of age.

He is a member of the Third ward of the city of Neenah. Wis. in 1875. 2. born July 23. Neenah. Post and Anne Augusta Kanouse Post. After a journey into Iowa he began the paper making trade.. Y.. beginning as a helper on a machine in the Badger mill of Kimberly. 1892. 1890.. and had a select school in Neenah at one time. born January 2. N. the Rev. school at the public schools of the village. Wisconsin. 243 daughter of Dr. which In 1895 he was elected alderman of position he still holds. Soon after he was at Neenah. by Rev. given charge of the machine. N. 1868. as general superintendent or manager. N. 1896. of Marinette. born May 24. (twenty-eight miles from New York City) to Miss Elizabeth Kanouse Post. E. James Harry Wright. Brown. Wis. J. He was several social clubs and a Republican in politics. F. She attended the public schools in Oshkosh and Neenah and graduated at High school in Neenah. Irene. 1863. Florence Brown. 1870.. where Mr. son of Isaac H. to Mr. his wife. J. was born January 31. Clark & Co. was born April 25. William A. and on the resignation of the superintendent. to Neenah. Globe and Neenah mills. Wright homestead. born November 8. 1889. at Pompton. was given full charge of the Globe Mill of this company. in 1889. Elmira. I.. and graduated from Elmira College. 1902. in October. Wis. Augustus Carmi. . at the old Dr. born August 1. J. where they have resided ever since. Walker Gould. Their only child. married June 17. Wis. Wilson officiated and the marriage occurred in Miss Post was the Dutch Reformed church in the village. Children: 1. at Pompton. Wright and Rachel Finney. Her parents are John F. James Hendon Wright. Wright and Rachel Finney. She was married at her home in Neenah. 1894. born June 2. the Badger. and taught in public schools of Marinette. 1884. 3. at Oshkosh. where he attended the public schools. Mary Grace Wright. 4. H. and was an officer Elizabeth attended in the bank of a neighboring town. S. Wis.The Wright Family. his wife... In 1893 he was given charge of all the company's mills at Neenah. and moved with his parents. Post had a store and saw mill. of Pompton. Chapin.

Phillips. by Sir . to early as July 1. via. from the bark. 1669. Conn.. in the T. and Elizabeth. in full. died. He was born in New Haven. he obtained land in East Haven. November 16. about 1649.. D. Luke. and settled for a short time in Quakertown. originally. There were four children. for many generMatthias received." in the spring of 1635.. Descendants of Matthias Hitchcock. can be found in the Harlean collection.. Edward Hitchcock." CHAPTER VIII. where they were located There were. in ]\i\y. as Luke removed the following year. Hoar's History of Wiltshire. 1644. anciently. and may also be found. from the time of William the Conqueror. 1623. 1894. where he was joined by his brothers. in the 'Visitation of the County of Wiltshire. N. Conn. He was one of the founders of New Haven. landed in Boston. at the age of twenty-five. Sr. twenty-three acres. Conn. to East Haven. and his descendants were in the neighborhood of New Haven. his widow. Great Dividends. of the British Museum. from which place he removed. Mass. England. He was one of the original proprietors of the . 1636. Mass.. two families of the name." and also in Matthias Hitchcock. A.. as an inhabitant of ations. from the county of Wiltshire." Watertown. Here he In 1639. Conn. in an excellent work. and Edward. John Hitchcock was the third. in that county. of Amherst. The Hitchcock family has been handsomely recorded. Y. from which we extract a large part of the following lineage of Bela Hitchcock. Wetherfield. Conn. of Cazano- This famity is supposed to have come. June 4." shire Hitchcocks. of whom: 1639. published by Mrs. 'Susanna Ellen. in 1639. in 1676.. that The pedigree of the Wiltbore separate ''coats of arms. but Matthias remained.

Conn. Abigail Merriman. 1805. and was worth three hundred and two pounds. He was a "landowner. born September 6. in Cheshire. of Wallingford. 1700. who was born December 28. He married December 1st.Descendants of Matthias Hitchcock. married again to Hannah Atwater. Conn. He married January 1st. in 1676. 1790. . there were eight children. and Hannah Atwater. Conn. who died at one year of age. 1797. February 21.. 1 791. Benjamin Hitchcock. aged eighty-three. The church records of Cheshire read: "Baptised April 17. He married Abigail.. Vt. Conn. He lived in Cheshire. Bela Hitchcock died October 12. By his second wife. of whom the youngest was: Hitchcock. of whom the second was: owned land in (second). They had two children. by whom she had two boys. son of John and Abigail. He married Lydia Williams of Cazanovia. He died July 6. or planter. at Wallingford. Sarah Atwater. at Pownal. He 1744.. Conn. 1750. the youngest of whom was Abigail. who was born April 18. Y.. who was one of the first three children born in New Haven." He owned one hundred eighty-three acres. Conn. Bela Hitchcock (third) son of Bela and Abigail. son of Bela. at the home of her father. first. daughter of Nathaniel Merriman. She had been previously married to Barton. Conn. Hannah. There were twelve children. His widow. 1796. They removed to Wallington. N.. Isaiah Williams. He (first) Bela Southington. 1645. yeoman. There were twelve children. born April 10. She was born January 11. on November 24. 1719." town records: "born September 11. Conn. born in Cheshire. 1793. 1767. in Wallington. He married October 1. born October 27. born March 24. 1722. and the oldest was: Bela Hitchcock. Captain Benjamin Hitchcock died February 12. 1762. 1718. one child. 1747. died By his first wife there was June 28. 1696. Conn. daughter of Joseph and Esther Ives. 1785. Elizabeth Ives. born September 21. His will was admitted to probate. who died August 8." by which he would seem to have been baptised two years before his birth. who died October 23. of whom the youngest was 1 7 1 6. 1670. and also had land in Southington Parish. 245 town founded in 1670. 1746. son of Captain Benjamin and Elizabeth. at Wallingford.

whom we know as Grandma army. whom Abigail Lonsburry Hitchcock (Finney) was oldest.246 Family Genealogy. about 1834. Y. There were four children born to Bela and Lydia. and their history is given in biography of Lydia Williams. He died His family then lived in Cazanovia. a soldier." was a little girl when he enlisted. Finney. of N. having enlisted in the regular His daughter. . and can just remember him in his uniform and brass buttons. Abigail. Bela Hitchcock was a soldier.

Her examination has proven several errors in the general statements of Prof.CHAPTER The Finney This the first IX. Frederick Wright. we know nothing. of Oberlin. of No. of the Of her husband. Charles G. America. Possibly she was left. Ohio. Mass. very much to her own resources. Mother Finney was born . 152 W. in his biography of the celebrated Rev. and other places. This record down to almost wholly furnished by Mrs. about 1631. Philadelphia. Ashbel Welch). Family. and died at She Plymouth.. 1650. by the death of her husband. Germantown. in 163 1 or in was with the good Mother them to the States. and has spent many busy days in examination of ancient records and tombstones. brought England. brought her three children to Plymouth. The beginning coming to of this family in America. aged eighty years. 1570. April 22. G. a change which is not accounted for. in many states. Welch. Mass. is MOTHER FINNEY. Sylvester first. and their home in Finney. Finney. New England time. and resolved to better the condition of her children. she has been enabled to gather the record into a very commendable history. Walnut Lane.. The name has frequently been spelled Phinney. Merry England. from England. the great evangelist. has been mostly compiled for by Emma Finney Welch (Mrs.. By her laborious exertions in the compilation of the Finney Genealogy. She visited the family locations throughout New England. who furnished the use of her notes for this volume. family. Pa.

1637. in 1690. 1657. Christian: 1. Children. shows him living in Bristol County. born in England. October 18. December 28. 1688. 3. was born in England. Josiah. appointed to administer estate September 18. He married Joanna Kinnecut. 1653. before 1631. 1653. 1641. June 26. born August 14. born 1648. We kindly name JOHN FINNEY. third wife. John. 2. Family Genealogy. Married. He married. 1690. who was buried in Bristol. John Cooke. 1710. Abigail Coggan.248 before. at Barnstable. at July 23. 1649. 1. 1659. 1655. Her children were: Catharine. Josiah. first. 3. Mass. Thomas. Rhode Island. 1654. came to America with her. died December 9. by which her posterity will know her. He died at Plymouth. born December 24. was killed in the French and Indian war. 7. Elizabeth. in 171 1. widow of Henry Coggan. do not know the name of Mrs. 1 7 12.. John Finney. born September 2. died 1653. Mass. who came over in the Mayflower. John. Will dated Hannah. September. I. 1667. Jos. 1646. Finney. first wife. 1620. born March 15. daughter of Lieut.. Robert. Robert born August 13. son of Mother Finney. Rogers. She died childless. Cape Cod. in Ptymouth. Their daughter. 1683-4. baptized at Barnstable. It was possibly Catharine. R. unmarried. Married August 10. Elizabeth Bailey. 1638. Mass. born in 1619. Mass. 2. Phebe Ripley. 1682. He married third wife. dated 1702-3.. He lived at Warren. Thomas. 1664. 5. at Barnstable. Ann died before May. He married second wife. June 10. and at Swansea. aged eighty years. second before 1724. Children. Lived at Barnstable. of Plymouth and Dartmouth. Elizabeth Bailey: Jonathan. and settled in Plymouth.. No children. 1656. July 31. born in 1600. born in England. Mary Rogers. with his father. John moved to Barnstable before 1649. born 1648. as Mother" Finney. 168 1. died at Plymouth. February 9. at Barnstable. and was admitted inhabitant of Bristol.. at that time. Barnstable. on or before 1631. A deed at Taunton. 4. January 7. He married for his first Christian who died at Barnstable. Deacon Ephriam Morton. but she was always known by her neighbors and in the records. of Kingston. September 9. wife. . probably near Swansea. Nephew. Thomas Pope. Ann Fallowell married July 22nd. 6. married Gabriel Fallowell. Intentions declared at Bristol. Rhode Island. Mass.

4. where birth of children is recorded. which was sold in 1751-3. at Bristol. Mary. 1773. I. 177 1. 1743. where he was admitted inhabitant. 17 15.. 1688. aged sixty years. May 7. married Martha land in Lebandon. not Shaw. I. March 14. 1684. Came from Norton. Conn. His wife He owned Martha. Josiah.) born August 15. Bristol County.. JOSHUA FINNEY. 1727. lived at Warwich. 1681. Son of . 1665. 1726-7. 30. born May 1711. 9. born May 11. son of Richard. Mrs. R. May 20.. in 1750. D.. living in Swansea. 1751. and appears to have lived there. 3. FIRST. 7.. land in Kent. Intentions published. Children: (a) R. Mass. . baptised September 10. Elizabeth. May t68q. 1716. widow of Thomas. married Mercy Watts. (joining land belonging to Solomon Curtis). Joshua. Conn. Will dated February Wife living in 1775. Lebanon. 1689. Married Esther Lewis. died November 29.. 1699. 6. 8. Martha. born at Bristol. Lebanon Town Record). who came in the Mayflower. John (M. Elizabeth Tibbets. January 7. 2. Jeremiah. Samuel. Mass. (b) Benjamin. Elizabeth Warren. Married January. 1723. Mercy. R. born December. Elizabeth Bailey. intentions published at Bristol. They lived at Plymouth. Mass. born March 25. died at Bristol. born August 15. May 31. 1693. Bought land in Married Hannah or Anne Toogood.. born July 26. born January at Barnstable. born April 12. 1701. September. I. bought Rhode Island. 1661. daughter of Joseph. 5. R. 11. p. I. 1728-9. Elizabeth Mann (see 1 701. Joshua. Joshua Finney and Mercy Watts. at Barnstable. 1696. 1694. 3. died June 6. She died August 11. born married Joseph Mann. born May 10.. Children: William. 1716. 1665. died Mary. 1688. Children: 1. Son of John Finney and his third wife. February 18. 4. 1662. at Barnstable. Resided at Bristol. born in Bristol. died May 14. JOSHUA FINNEY. September 19. 123. 1. 14. born September 25. married March 12. at Warren. 249 married January 19. 1727. 1731-2. died August 5. born July 26. (Early Lebanon. Joshua.) Bought land in Lebanon.The Finney Family. December. 1743. Conn. was born at Barnstable. 1620. 1722-3. SECOND. 2. 1699. Conn. 1733-4. in 1726. he married Mercy Watts.

4. 11. 1781. born May 18. born in Leb- November 9. 1721. Rufus. Oliver Finney. Rachel. son of Joshua. Bought 19. 4. Eleazer. 1781. 1765. 2. Jr.. in Parish Goshen. baptised May 29. August 25. 1788.. Rachel Finney was received into the Congregational church by letter from Lebanon. living November 10. born about 4. William Finney. Finney and Martha born May 10. 1 721. Lydia born August 28. born March 27. 1768. and Sarah Thomas. 1743. Abigail Black. November 11. She died June 5. Rachel Woodward. April 21. born June 17. 1757. late deceased. March 13. married Barnum. Mrs. of Southington.. November 8. Conn. 1765. married Anne Sackett. 1774. 1746. Lebanon. to his son. United with Congregational Church at from Lebanon. Joseph. of Swansea. died January 12. and in Lebanon. son anon. 1747. by letter born June 2. 1753. 1743. 1742. April 2. 1764. first. 1760. . Conn. John. Joseph Finney sold land in Lebanon. born 1745. born May 25. November 2. John. Elizabeth. 1788. Witnessed deed 7. Living in Lebanon. 1751. 3. of John Finney. July 31. Her estate was divided after the death of her husband in 1788. Warren. August 16. William. died before 1788. 1767. the above named John Finney. Conn. 1742. son J#shua and Martha) was born June married. in 1744. 1728. February Married Mar)^ Brown. Letters of administration granted on estate of John Finney. first. 10. baptised May 29. 1765. She died October. 1748-9. late of Warren. were joined together in marriage. August married Elizabeth Dunham. Eleazer. lived at Hebron. 1788. 17 15. Children: 1. of Joshua . born September 1744. 1772. married (probably Amazia) Phillips. January 11. lived in Lebanon. (Son November 1. Deidama.250 Family Genealogy. 1728. 1750-4. baptised July. April 20. of Joshua and Martha. born December 9. Irene." October 17. in 1751.. 3. 1762. 1738. Children: 1. Married second. 2. Her will dated Warren. He was called "John Finney. Married. in Lebanon. 1757. 1830. Conn. 5. February 8. 6. 2. 5. 1749. near house of William Finney. January 2. Elizabeth Clark. March 17 19. married Mary Johnson. 1743. land in township of Exeter in 1781. 1739. 6. died before February 19.. Joel. He bought land in Lebanon. (Deeds). Jr. Oliver.

born December 17. 1779. born September 16. to Removed i75°- Joel Finney. born January 25. 1782. Children: Sergeant in Revolutionary War. Eleazer received land from his father. born May Removed to 1760.Alonzo. 1780. 28. born January Erastus. born June 15. 2. sold land in Warren.The Finney Family. son of John and Rachel Woodward. Martin. tional Church. born May 4. 1775. son of John and Rachel Woodward. Vt.. Conn. 1788. Johnson. Y. 6. in which his father dwellt in 1788. 1780. and were on the list of original members of Congregational Church. N. daughter of John Finney and Hannah Washburn. Children: 1. 4. 18. He married Mary Johnson. Conn. and In 1789. Miranda.. Rufus Finney. Lucinda. Newman. 1784. when he sold one hundred seventeen acres to One child. and others. Hannah Finney. 1756. 1778.. Conn. April 21. 1777 and 1780. 1789. 8. 1778. Children: 1. born December 10. 1772. bought land in Kent. Belinda. 5. 1776. born May 16. 1790. 5. Burroughs. February 8. Hemen. born November 11. 1778. died February 1. to Gersholl Holmes. May 31. Mary A. born July 21.. born July 26. 2. born April Rachel. before June 24.. Joel. September 1. 1761. born March 12. 3. Anson. 1775. married 1782. William Ross. Conn. March 9. March 1. 1774. . from Rufus Finney to Solomon Carter. May 2. 1788. and removed to Monckton. Lidea. 1. 7. living at Warren. born 1786. A son. before June 29. October 5. 3. born March 10. 17.. born September 10. Joel Finney bought house and land in Kent. 1780. 1789. born April 21. 9. 1782. was born in Lebanon about 1750. September 22. born April 12. 1774. They witnessed a deed. Elizabeth. until April 2 3> 1773. 20. 1768. 1770. of Nathaniel Fuller. Isaac. 4. Anne. 1774. to Peleg Holmes. 3. 251 Warren. born May 1. 10. Elijah Goflee. Sackett. 1768. Eleazer Finney. Conn. was He married Anne born at Lebanon. died unmarried.. 1744. His name appears on the land records. at Warren. at which time he sold land adjoining the above. 1769. 11. 2. They united with the CongregaSackett. on confession. 1752. died May 4. he the house. son of John and Rachel Woodward. died March 3. His name appears on the land records until 1785.. 1783. at Warren. Married May Elizabethtown.

married Sarah Hynsdale. July 11. Vt. at Cohoes. 1867. died March. He owned land in Kent. Va. J. died November 9. He married Miss Barnes. Finney. Wounded at Berkville .252 Family Genealogy. born at Monckton. Children: 1. married 4. grandson. and grandson. which was divided among his four children.. before 1790. His son. son of John. February 16.. 1775. 1696. C. of Norton. John Finney.. were received by letter into the church at Lebanon. Anne.. Amanda. 1773. Petersburg. born at Bristol. Conn. DR. 1848. la. and John Finney. Sixth Michigan Cavalry.. H. son of Joshua Finney and Mercy Watts. Kent. June 6. Bristol County. died at Warren. Conn. R. Joel. Addison County. Second Lieutenant Company B. (three deeds). Addison County. Caleb. 1900. Conn. under j:wenty-one. Dr. Marcy Sackett. a £ e d seventy-seven years. John Finney departed this life.. 1863. D. Orson O. N. December 10. September 14. Va. Solon H. Blackner. Jr. son of Eleazer and Mary Johnson. died April 9. 17 76. at Chestnut Hill. at that place. married. N. 6. John. Noble 3. March 23. Vt. American Savings Bank. was proved June 9. son of Johnson Finney and Miss Barnes. born February 24. Children: Myron. removed with his parents to Monckton. Myron April 3. r869. 1772. 17 15. in 1750. sons.. died December.. 2. John Finney. edited first newspaper at Grand Rapids. Jannie S. departed this life. 1773. 1902. . His will dated Warren. Norman. He mentions wife. 5. 3." Married Hannah or Anne Toogood. 1749. M. Finney. Myron Hynsdale. under twenty-one. with the Clement Ross Lumber Company. daughter.. 1760.. Vt. married Sarah 1. August n. removed to Thomasville. Norman J. until his death in 1896. Mass.. son of Nathaniel. cashier of German Station. June 6. JOHN FINNEY. Conn. 1865. Y. Le Mars. Hannah. married Rebecca Dean and lived on the old farm at Monckton. January 1.. still lives on the place. died December. November 26. . 1773.. bought land in Lebanon township. "Dr. Mary S. August 15. 2. Hynsdale. 1897. 4. John and Nathaniel. H. his wife.. and went to Ohio and then to Michigan. Anna Finney. . Finney and wife. Johnson Finney. born in Warren. buried at National Cemeter}^. Children: 1. I. 1865. Mass.. in 1728-9. buried there. both of Swansea.

1752. N. born April 30. said to have gone to Novia Scotia. Henry. Mass. 1751. 1850 at Cooperstown. received by letter into membership of the Congregational Church at Lebanon. 1763. arriving there February 28. who was born in 1721 (may have been a little older). Mary Noyes. Had son. Columbia County. born February 24. born 3. He was John Finney. Martha. 3. 2. February 26. I. Reuben Sackett. born October 20. 1783.. 5. son of John and Rachel Woodward Finney. 1813. John and Hannah Washburn. born July 14. at Lebanon.The Finney Family. born June 12. 1744. Hannah. 1759. probably to distinguish him from his cousin. Children: 1. Nathaniel. Conn. 1779. Marcy. son Hannah. at Lebanon. of Caanan. married Abigail Clark. 1749. were received by letter into the Congregational church at Warren. hers from Bolton. June born October 14. born at Lebanon. at Lebanon. July 19. born August 28. in Kent. Elihu and his two sons were printers and spelled the name Phinney. Died August 23. Timothy. born January. 1723-4. (Deeds). also was living at Providence. 2. of Norton. 1737. 1746. Martin. died Septem- Elihu Finney.. John. They left Caanan for Coop1754." He is usually called "John ye 3rd. born June 20. to distinguish him from his uncle Dr. Y. Married March 15. 1744. John and Hannah his wife. 1755. In 1728 Bristol or or 1729. unmarried. 1757.. R. 1795. 4. Katharine. born March 10. married Hannah Washburn. son of Joshua. July 12. of Dr. Conn. November 26. 5. 1858. 1781. Children: 1. 1735. 1729-30. married May 20. John. died same day. Rufus Finney. 1761. 6. married June ber 14. 1781. John Finney and Anne County. Jabez. 1727. Anne. September 11. died at Cooperstown. Conn. N. 1755. Elihu. 1 253 14. 4. R. erstown. Joshua. in Kent. born November 21. (Swansea town records). died October 17.. son of 2. married December 21." on the Kenttown records of 1761. his from Lebanon. born July 14. Both of Kent. and who was always known as John. He married Hannah Washburn at Lebanon. 7. 8. (Kent deeds). Y. went to East Greenwich. . I. Jr. David. John Finney. 7 16-7. was with his parents. He was living in 1793. Conn. (or Mercy as she was frequently called). Finney third. Caleb. 9. 1720. January 3. June 14. of Greenwich. at Lebanon. 1841.. born August 31. 17 18. he was called "jr.. John. She was born July 23.

born April 5. Y. Jac. born at Cooperstown. 4. August 2. Y. Both living. died there October 28. Stewart Finney. 1852. 1791. born February 4. born August 18. died July 23. 1875. born February 20. 1854. N. Nancy Whiting Tiffany. 5. 1816. at Cooperstown. married October 21. 254 25. . Elijah Hyde Metcalf. died June 4. 1849. N. died children. 3. born December 12. 3. unmarried. Ann Whiting. 1892. married February She was second daughter 8. son of Elihu Finney and Nancy Whiting Tiffany. 1825. Frederick Noyes. 1827. 1846. They have a granddaughter now Had children. Seaforth Stewart. Elihu. 1887. Columbia County. i3» 1787. born December 24.. June 26. 1856. born December 15. aged twenty-eight years. 3. Elihu Finney. 1902. died February of Col. ary 13. married Sarah Lispenard Stewart. 1864. born June 20. N. drowned in 28. 1815. 1863. born January 17. at Buffalo. 1828. Y. at Cooperstown. no Rev. at Irvington on Hudson. Charles John. born April 30. 1850. (the great novelist) and Mary Miller. Harriet Bradford. N.. Children: his parents February 28. unmarried. died there September 8. 1854. died there JanuChildren: 1. who died Their child. 1815. 1816. 1823. 5. March 13. 2. 1851.. unmarried. July 1.. died December 14. September 20. June 12. lives Elihu graduated at Yale. Y. 1874. of James Fennimore Cooper. C. Family Genealogy. K. N. 1785. One son Alex. C. 1821. at Cooperstown. died at Cooperstown. died October 1. 1849. to which place he removed with He was a printer. born at Coopertown. at Cooperstown. Caroline Martha Cooper. at Cooperstown. Henry. 1875. 2. 185 1. 1789. Susan Cooper. McHarg. at South Cairo. Y. 1827. born June 15. King. Sutherland Irving. December 15. 1778. 1829. married Cornelius S. sister of mother Elihu lived at Cooperstown. born March 18. 1823. 4. Henry April 1. Henry Frederick Finney. 1795. John Lathrop Tiffany. Y. born at Caanan.. died January 7. 4. !son of Elihu and Mary Noyes. unmarried. born June Elihu. Sophia. unmarried. 13. died September 14. George Gordon. born September 8. 1892. 1849. at Cooperstown. 1881. born July 1.. born June 26. Seaforth Stewart). Sutherland Irving. 1892. 1785. 1803. married June 4. N. N. (cousin and stepsister of C. 1875. Otsego Lake. born January 1. Henry Frederick. married November 16. residing at Cooperstown with some of her children. Y. unmarried. born March 5.

born January 27. at Willimantic. October. married Elizabeth Mann (not Shaw)... his Litchfield. 1759. Timothy Washburn. 1759. born February 24. born August 12. January. he received his share of his father's land in Kent.. J. 1777. Had five daughters. He removed to Duchess County. Solomon. Wife died in 1775. Hannah. born August 27. born January 19. Children: 1. 2. to James Phelps.The Finney Family. Corporal Sergeant 1780. married Katharine 3. 1793. at which time and on June 9. with parents. 1759. which he gave to his sons. 4. 1732. 1757. Conn. Their children: (a) Mary. September. 1797. he sold his land in E. January 1. son was born Warren. January 19. Greenwich in 'Kent. Conn. 1787. born April 12. 1760. His name frequently appears on the land records of Kent and Warren. 1786. Will dated Lebanon. 1746. Lebanon.. 1789. before February 16. died. Abigail Clark. John Finney. ried Sarah Carter. in 1771. was called "John ye third. 1763.. 1829. 1722-3. He bought land in Lebanon. 1774. Children: Elizabeth. Litchfield. from his grandfather. born June 17. of Kent. (See Kent Deeds). son of Joshua Finney and Mercy Watts. dated Warren. Dr. N. 255 John Finney. 1727-8. was born in Bristol. 1795. 1723-4. John Finney. He is not named in his father's will. 2. Mass.). July 19. 1772. proved August 22. in 1723. living 1. He owned land in Kent. daughter of Thomas Carter and Sarah Josiah Finney. born October 3. until 1800. Conn. 1725. Josiah. in 1773. 1771. 1853. John and Anne or Hannah. both of Kent. Josiah died in 1774. N. 30. Josiah. . January 16." He married Bethia (probably Carter). He inherited lands in Ledyus Patient. February 16. married February 26. February 14. born June 24. Conn. and removed to of After the death of his grandfather. John Carter. Conn. (c) Jane. Child: Isaac. (b) Delia. March 5. he (and not his father). (Church record. died at Lambertville. Y.. 1701. (d) John. JOSIAH FINNEY OF LEBANON. July 26. 1726. he sold land in Kent to the heirs of Obadiah Clark. of Duchess County. married Eliza Boice Couill. of Dr. Y. son was born August 24.. Josiah and Jonathan. David Finney. 1763. at John Finney and Hannah Washburn. Harley (Hartley) born March 12. . mar3. Dr. N. Columbus. 5. 1894.

born (c) (b) Elizabeth. 1777.). 1727-8. 1786. born November 8. January 18. 1773. T 1773. 1757. born 1731. Conn. Received deed. 1777. Conn. (e) Benjamin. inven1769. 1767.. Berkshire County. 1775. Conn. Lee. Mass. 1789. Margaret Fuller. 1770.256 Family Genealogy. Living at 22.. 3. he Phebe Phelps. Mass. born March 16. born March 6. who died November 14. Jemima Warner. on profession of faith. Sold land Children: (a) Eleazar. 1736. 1771. Mass. Conn. the widow. May JOSIAH FINNEY. died before 1771. 1755. Josiah Finney of Kent and Warren. March 7. given her by her late husband. born June 17. 1758. Berkshire County. Josiah Finney. sold land in Kent. his wife. April 5. 1734. June 21.. married. and grandson of Joshua. 1730. 1761. 1736. Zina. 1762. 9. Bethuel. 1789. 1777. with his "Mother" Finney. in 1752. November 16. Rhoda. died March 29. who came to Plymouth. Josiah Finney.. August 12. May 6. Conn. who was son of John. ber 14. January 20. 1773. OF WARREN. 6. Beriah. born June 28. 4. April 7. 6. of Lebanon. Married. Hartford County. 1771. born January 28. born April 1. second. 1757. 1794.. 7. born February 24. living in 1771. March 27. died June 16. Phebe. August 9. Lydia. 1768. property distributed in 1779. CONN. R. 5. of Bristol.. His will dated Kent. Living at Lennox. before 1631. received from his father. born. 1757. Conn. living at June 19. 1778-80. 1763.. 1765. He was son of Josiah and Elizabeth Mann. born Novem7. born Jemima. son of Josiah and Elizabeth Mann. and Phebe.. united with the Congregational Church. He married was born June 17. of Lebanon. 1760. Living in Kent. Kent now included in Warren. Living June 11. 1732. died Abraham. born August 15. Arsenath. one hundred twelve acres of land in Kent. 1770. for land in Lebanon. born March year. 1763. (d) Jonathan Finney. Children: 2. December 10. from his mother. born February 22. October 10. born July 4. David. Jonathan. 1772. In Revolutionary War. Berkshire County. in 1783 and 1789. Gilmore. and died August . born January 14. 5. Jonathan. I. (that part of Jonathan Finney. at Lennox. Uriah. Bought land in Lebanon and living there. in her forty-sixth Keziah. born April 20. 5. 8. at W arren. 1754. there in 1795 and 1797. Hebron. son of Josiah Finney. Lydia. November 16. tory filed 4. born 1.

Litchfield County. 1744. Jr. and that he purchased and gave to the ecclesiastical society. died between 1773 and September 16. Conn. 1779. married Judah Eldred. born October 6. Josiah Finney. 1759. 1773. and we are told that the organization of the Congregational Church. in Lebanon. in Warren. Sarah. Lenna. 1793. 7. born. son of Josiah and Sarah Carter. August 22. Charles G. ingway. in that part of Kent now included in Warren. was effected at his residence. of Revolutionary fame. ner forty-sixth year. Welch has found that the wife of Josiah Finney of Kent. of the earliest New England emigration. 27» i773» 257 He married Sarah Carter. 1779. was Sarah Carter. Cyrus. 1748. Conn. to Isaac Bumpus. 1746. Received one hundred acres of land in March 27. 3. born 1 731. born Decem4. We are inclined to believe she is correct." Children: 1. 1763. 1748-9.. born October 28. Professor Wright has several other errors in his genealogy of the family. Sold land in Warren. Letters of administration granted to wife. 1756. was born about 1756. he says: Warren. of the town. by profession of faith. Litchfield County. daughter of Thomas Carter and Sarah Gilmore. 6. witnessed deed from his father. born August 9. from his father. but is quite correct in the final statement. that the Finneys are. Kent. Josiah. 6. Conn. by Professor G. of Kent. - Josiah Finney. died June 16. October 13. Conn. the ground upon which the first 'meeting house' was built. married Joannah Phelps. June 19.. in 1756. at Warren. Sarah. Zenas. and in Kent. Both are buried at Warren. married. Connecticut. Living in Lebanon. m Bought land in Kent. ber 8. 5. married Elizabeth Hem1771. 1777. "descended from some of the best families. Frederick Wright... 1777. Rebecca Rice. because of the extensive examination she has made. Josiah Finney's wife was Sarah Curtiss. January 21. In the biography of Rev. 1764. 1766.The Finney Family. 2 Sylvester. of "in the public records of Oberlin College. 1761. 1769. 1891." Mrs. November Inventory November 29. born January 28. March 15. 1773. Lucinda. She united with Congregational Church. a sister of Major Eleazar Curtiss. November 27. Josiah gave the land on which the church still stands. Finney. 1759. of Lebanon. April 29. aged forty-six years. born June 6. Conn. on July 27. Josiah Finney* appears as the name of one of the earliest settlers. born about 1756. He inherited or bought his .

aged about eightytownship. son of Josiah and Sarah (Carter). His name appears on the land records of Warren. January n. 1771. Finney. Removed to Hanover. was at Valparaiso. She was born August 9. . Oneida County. and removed to central New York. 3. Indiana about 1840. He married Joanna Phelps. and attended school at Children: Eaton.. FIRST. 1779.. remember Josiah Finney and his sons. Finney. 1845. buried at Warren. 4. Conn. Louisa. Amanda. Children: 1. 2. 1812. Mr. October 6. 1780. January 21. Alenson. i782. 1. then went to Henderson. married Stephen Whitney. Josiah. born in Warren township. Sylvester Finney. 1780. son of Josiah and Sarah Carter. 1. living June. lived with him when a boy. born 1817. house and lands. Chas. in Warren. died. August Eliza Ann.. and left Warren with He was the last of the name in the his children. 1902. Charles G. N. Pollina. County. Conn. Y.. N. near Sackett's Harbor. died then went to York State. married Rebecca Rice. 8. of April 29. 6. 2. buried at Warren. which he sold. Welthy. born July 1809. August 24. on Lake Ontario. Indiana. five. born. 1759. G. 1838. He married Elizabeth Hemingway.. Josiah was in the Revolutionary war. Curtiss. Y. George. 1799. Cyrus Finney. to Pennsylvania. living at Eaton. Lyman and Mr. born January 6. Children: born May 20. Kent. born at Warren.. in 1836: his son Jasper N. Lived a short time at Brothertown. George .. lived in Warren. Had a son Gran4. I n J 797 ne removed to Madison County.) He is said to have served in Revolutionary war. 1902. 5. 5. Madison County. 1902. Litchfield County. aged seventy-four. his nephew. N. March 15. born October 1807.moved Seth C. now Kirkland. 1759. 1805.. 1779. until 1838. Conn. until 1 794. 1840. Y. He sold land in Warren. March 16.. To her son. removed to Porter County. in 1793. Cyrus Jr. bornMarch4. aged sixty-eight years. unmarried. removed to Porter 7. born 1814. 1795. N. Rev. Sylvester. She died January 17. SILVESTER FINNEY. Lucinda. Y. 1802. who died February 3. Sarah Finney. Conn. Indiana. ville Finney. in 1838. buried at Warren. 3. (Family Bible. Jefferson County. born May 7. born June 1. at which time he sold his house and land. and died in Madison County. 24. born May 6. and settled near Eaton Village. Conn. where they remained until 1808.258 father's Family Genealogy.

and young Finney was a regular attendant at the summer and winter district schools. About 1808 the family moved to Henderson. now Kirkland. Wily. but soon sought a permanent home in Hanover. Finney. Sophia. Charles G. true When most advanced wave of migration bore with it the school house.. born August 19. As the movings of the father of this family. with its marvelous transformations. born Warren. taught by persons who had received creditable education in New England. No. Warren. Finney. and that mostly by uneducated and ignorant men. Chicago. born August 29. third. Y. born in Warren. 1802. Jefferson County. August Sylvester (2nd) Finney. 1792. 4. his parents. Finney. N. Harry Finney. Fred. Deliah. 1795. 259 Whitney. that they were the subject of merriment to him. 631 Cleveland Ave. Was father of Emma Finney. Warren. Conn. 9. 1785. following the prevalent tide of emigration. President of Oberlin College. Sylvester R. January 15. 1781. 6. Finney. Conn. 111. Chloe Finney. to his dying day. Harry Cole. the father of Harry R. It was in the days of the stage coach and post horse. Charles G. and the description of the experience of Rev. Julia. I quote the following as part of their history: Charles was about two years old. Oneida County. then a part of Paris. Oneida He was grandfather of Kate. this New England . had not even been projected. The Erie Canal. whose mistakes in grammar so impressed themselves upon his mind. also of Charles G. 1783. yet. affect all the children alike. George W. born November 29. Gib. of Toledo. died September 9. Finney. 8. 5. born June 23. were born Frank. May 4. Books likewise were few. in which clearings were made by slow and painful effort. on the shore of Lake Ontario. There were but few churches and fewer ministers. who married Minot Wilcox. Carl. died June 3. 12. until Charles was sixteen years old. so that Finney in his boyhood heard very little preaching. Here they remained. Zenas 3. 1790. Narcisia and George C. Finney. Conn. Charles and County." to the instincts. The country was covered with a dense forest. Henry. 1803. not far from Sackett's Harbor. Finney. removed to the wilderness of Central New York. 2. Minnie and Nettie. Rev. 1798. born June 4. and found a temporary resting place for the family at Brothertown.. at Brothertown.. born in Kirkland. in 7. Married Rachel Mathews. common to those days. 1787. N.The Finney Family. Y. amid the privations of pioneer life.

N.. Jessie Bailey. at Dexter. Finney. N. Y. had one daughter: (a) Mrs. who lives 1901. married. She says she cannot recall their first meeting. was born August 19. 1805. Her wardrobe contained a "bambozine cloak." Mrs. Darwin Erasmus 4. George. to Mass. August 1. Hitchcock moved. when she died. Was buried Conn. 1808. (fourth) Finney. 1805. to a place known as Henderson. They had one son. Hitchcock. Y. August 15. 3. was born in Henderson. 1. and April 26.. He was first married to Nancy Wright. who lives on the old homestead at Pillar Point. N. He married Rachel Matthews. Abigail L. and moved in She had a daughter. at the home of her mother. N. lived only a few months. 1859. He died October 22. Lena Stark.. near Sackett's Harbor. Almira Finney. One of her dresses was black silk and her hat was trimmed with twelve ostrich tips. after marriage. son of Sylvester Finney and Rebecca Rice. April. and died November 25. SYLVESTER (4TH) FINNEY. the Williams. of old age. Philip and William Wright. Henderson. Nancy Wright. who married Mr. he was married to Abigail L. Y. 1857." She wore for her wedding gown. sister of "Aunt Emeline Jackson. He was a farmer. Litchfield County. Finney. Michigan. Carshean Finney." She was a memin Born . all of Oshkosh. 1832. 1783. MILLWRIGHT. He followed the migration of his in Henderson. N. Zenas Finney. Their children: 1866. N. Y. who died prior to 1900. son of Zenas Finney and Rachel Matthews. 6 Eleanor . in Henderson. His first wife. born August 15. aged fifty-two. Y. Y. 1874. and died at Henderson. Soon after. of Bachelor. Hannah Barrett. first. Hitchcock. 1784. and left a wife. Jefferson.260 Family Genealogy. Abigail L. Nettie Crane. she became acquainted with Sylvester Finney. N. of Pillar Point. Barrett. with her grandparents. L. parents from Warren. Mason County. (b) Mrs. 5.. who lived at Malone. She had the family bible of the Finney Family. N. Appolona Finney. Y. ZENAS FINNEY. Y. Nichols. N. N. to Brothertown. Jefferson County. died in Menasha. FIRST. then north to Jefferson County. Sylvester. in Warren. 2. Wis. in the daytime. buried in Henderson. to Henderson. Y. Y. Alsaphin. a white muslin. He was a millwright. County. "they were all young together. who was born November 18.

Married in 1855.The Fiuney Family. T. which was described in the Lakota Herald. made the over shot wheel. born January 5. and set up the machinery in the historic water. Dakota. at Furnace Falls. Abigail L. a farmer. August 27. of July. at Ellisburg. N. and is respected and beloved. U. married Byron Nutting. which she inherited from her grandSylvester Finney. of Oshkosh. 1835.. 1897. Finney. Isaac Hendon Wright. Wis. for her gentle Their children: Nancy Finney born at Furnace Falls. Sylvester . 1899. married S. in a pleasing arrangement. Bulfinch in 1848. at which place they went to live. N. after which they returned to Henderson." as she is familarily called. Among these was noticed a very handsome testament. headed by the Niagara W. 261 She was a singer ber of the Baptist church. Mrs." "On know her. about twenty five ladies. where on her 86th birthday. Wis. Fillmore. proceeded to the home of L. at Henderson. of mother. 3. Y. and the spouting. Their only child. Almira Fillmore. After a short and entertaining program. Canada. Canada. was the recipitent of a number of nice presents. 1900. 1833. which is also the home of her mother. Finney is one of the pioneers in this section. Finney now resides at Lakota. Canada. Mrs. gave her a house warming. The house was decorated with potted plants and cut flowers. They reside at Ellisburg. and had a sweet voice." as ' He follows: Friday last. by all who manners and many kind deeds. Grandma Finney. Her biography is written in another place. which gave the greatest delight to the receiver. Finney. Ann Matteson. millwright. dainty refreshments were served and the rest of the afternoon given up to social intercourse. Fillmore. Y. with her daughter. remained there a good many years. mother of Mrs. at Marinette. in an appropriate manner. for the purpose of celebrating. of large print. When he was married he was engaged on a mill. She entered into the spirit of the occasion with great zest and enjoyment. Rachel E. The worthy lady has attained the age of eighty six years and enjoys very good health. March 1. 2. at Furnace Falls. Ida. the birthday anniversary of Mrs. her friends and neighbors. M. in his trade. 23rd. by the spar dam. C. flour or saw mill. S. as their first four children were born in Canada. Her friends were more than pleased to find her looking so well. died November 19. He died 4.

N. 1863. no children.. December. Y. Myron. born December 4. Edwin. George Finney. twin sister of Never married. where he died September 22. born at Henderson. Abigail. He is related to President Fillmore. born October 1842. and Lucy Beardsley. Y. located in St. Finney. 1865. 7. Zenas. 1880. Canada. Their children: Ruth and Frank. Y. October 18. Was born in Henderson. at Furnace 4. and were then sent to the front. N. of Henderson. married in 1864. Y. 1889. N. Y. Y. died 9. Wis. 187 1. 1849. He married Sara Beardsly. North Dakota. 1852. Fanny Gleason. Y. Y. 1849. at Henderson. married Hattie Fuller. 1836. but he only lived a few His brother George served his time. Was a skilled physician. born October 19. brought him home. N. son of Joseph and Phebe (Matheson) Fillmore. at Henderson.. married. 8. Cecil Webster. and returned within a week.. 1899. born May 6. Jenette Rogers.. Mary Finney. He was sick in Washington Mr. Died of a severe cold DecemJoseph R. December Married in 1890. was honorably days. Beardsley went there. M. 6. where he died.. Edwin Finney. 10. for a year. George. attended school and perfected his education as a civil engineer. Their one child Arthur Fillmore. They reside on a very large farm. who lives at Stevens Point. Septem- ber 26. Captain. N. Paul. They were encamped on Staten Island. and City. practiced for some time at Elbowards. 1881. He was a union soldier. but before this he returned home on a furlough. daughter of John N.. Newton Finney. at Henderson. Y. at Stevens Point. Fillmore. at Henderson. Joseph R. There were no children. 5. Falls. in Company E. married in 1863. N. North Dakota.. 1863.. N. L. 1838. (5th) Finney was born in Furnace Falls. 1856. Cleghorn. are Sylvester (sixth) and Grandison. N. Almira Finney. born September 26. and died in La Fargeville.. to his regiment. born January 22. Canada. at Henderson. N. ber 5. married in 1867. with his brother George. N. N. in the civil war. died January. . Heavy Artillery. Y. of La Fargeville. discharged in the spring. 1845. Their children 27. May 18. 10th. Their children: William. (second) Finney. for a long time. near Grand Forks. His war record is given above. 1855. where he died July 30. Y. Minn. to La Fargeville.262 Family Genealogy.

. Live at No. died William Henry. born July 14. 1902. was born in Henderson. 1873. M. 263 ERASMUS DARWIN FINNEY. Horace. (b) Donald Leith Hay. Y. Zenas Finney and Rachel Matthews. 1887. Iron Brigade. at He served in Union Army. and lost an arm. 1808.The Finney Family. Married Thomas Hamilton Hay. Their children were: 1. was in the Iron Brigade. married Henry Baldwin Harshaw. born February 19. was born October 19. and was elected two terms State Treasurer. 1869. (b) Edwin Erasmus. 1835. 1893. born November. Their daughter. died in Menasha. (d) Carl Coffin. married. August 4. Betsey Whitney Wright. 3. Josephine De Bignon. born March 2. 1893. W. Y. He reenlisted in Forty-sixth Regiment. 1893.. 1866.. 1869. 1887. Louisa. 1895. Nineteenth Street. born August 4. born 1899. Children: (a) Ina. York City. 1831. Elsie C. born April 5. first. died May 23. of Son 1859. Colonel Henry B. Wisconsin. Their children are: Dorothy. at present serving on ship "Frolic" in the Philippines.. 1894. Newton Sobieski. no children. Second Wisconsin. born November 2. (e) Newton Scott. Jane and Carl Finney. Wis. graduated at Annapolis. died (c) 1900. live at Oshkosh. daughter of Ex.. December 21. married October 11. born May 18. Anna Louisa Coffin. (f) Earl Peck. Pillar Point. Flora Angie Harshaw. 1879. D. about 1859. war. 1882. Upham. April 27. living in Marshfield. Children: Georgiana. Newton is living in New Wis. (g) Arthur B. The latter married and had three children. N.. N. Edwin Erasmus. born July 11. Wis. Died February 17. 1845. 209. Roderick Upham. born August 18. Married August 22. to Oshkosh. Wis. April. Enlisted in Company E. 1863. September 18. in Brunswick. served many years as Clerk of Circuit Court. where she died May 17. born September 4. 1891. 1838. Their children are: Edwin. Newton. Gov. 1902. JanThey settled at Sackett's Harbor and moved uary 2. born October 1. 1864. 1865.. . Hewent south and married.. 1 8 14. N. and served during the war. Jefferson County. 2. Fairy and Joseph. H. in 1843. born October 6. Selim H. was a lawyer. 1841. Y. Wis. born April 28. Naval Academy. Mary Louise. Harshaw served all through the 1893. married June 16. 1868. He served in the Confederate Army on General Lee's Ga. Georgiana Milton. Staff. 1864. married June 14. Their home is Oshkosh. Jr. Children: (a) Henry Harshaw Hay. Milwaukee. Jessie Decker. She was born at Manlius.

James Goe. We quote his own words. married third wife (probably about 1853). Edward. has imperishably connected his name. . Erasmus Darwin Finney. and to visit his son. Finney '/Memories. Portage to Fond du Lac. married in Oshkosh.264 Family Genealogy. N. 1854. He was buried in the lot of the Bates family. March 27. my father removed to Oneida County. When I was about two years old. FINNEY. Erasmus Darwin Finney. in partnership with a man named Darling. The beginning of such a life is interesting. with America's greatest men.. to notify the relatives there of his father's death. Rev. Here he died in April. Green Bay. N. daughter of Dr. Lawrence County. They then lived in Fond du Lac. none of the others went up. in the Menasha Cemetery. 9. who was employed at the dry dock. St. . 5. from Rev. married Bieda. Litchfield County. Children: 8. They ran lines from Milwaukee. at that time. Ada. died Oshkosh. Charles Grandison Finney." I was born in Warren. No children. Sheboygan. 1828. As walking was the only way of reaching Menasha. married Taylor. he was living with his wife in Brillion. born March 17. In the spring of that year. 1792. Green and Eliza Weathby Copeland). REV. Y. Luretta. 6 and 7. he went to Menasha to transact business at the land office. walked to Oshkosh.. in Oswagatchie. While there. was moved from the hotel. Jessie Helen Goe. County. 4. Edward walked back and was the only relative present at his father's funeral. Two girls died in infancy. 1883. at Menasha. Kendel. January He 18. New York. established and ran the first stage lines in Wisconsin. about 1847. born in Fond du Lac. 1881. which was. to the home of a family by the name of Bates. was the son of Sylvester Finney and Rebecca Rice. The roads were impassable for teams. Nancy Maria Green (daughter of Elijah D. and passion for winning souls. Edward. In 1859. This noble character in American religious effort. where they were acquainted. died young. who had formerly lived in Henderson. is asistant cashier Old National Bank. Eramus Darwin Finney. to a . died young. 1859. Ole Alton. Wisconsin. married second wife. he was taken sick. of Warren. G. Wis. CHAS. and it was weeks before the news of his death could be sent to his wife in Brillion. April 23. Roland Piatt. in his life long work for mankind. Children: Lariana Peck. Wis. August 29. Conneticut. Y. 10. so his son.

and prevailed on me to go home with them to Jefferson County. I was inclined to accept his proposal. almost immediately established common schools. religion. when my father was induced to remove again into the wilderness. we had just erected a meeting house. I . great extent. it was an occasional one. wished me to join him in conducting an academy in one of the southern states. England. In the neighborhood of my father's residence. This was in 18 18.The Finney Family. in New England. a wilderness. as common schools were then conparents were neither of them professors of ducted. who would sometimes be found in that country. a little south of Here again I lived for several years. skirting the southern shore of Lake Ontario. When about twenty years old I returned to Connecticut. No religious privileges were Very few religious books were to be the people. of my contemplated movement south. Up to this time. The teacher to whom I have referred. with the design of pursuing and com- my studies under his instruction. enjoying no better religious privileges than I had in Oneida County. settlers. they both came immediately after me. winter. and engaged in teaching. near New York city. and from thence went to New Jersey. Sackett's Habor. I meditated going to Yale College. New York. and twice returned to New England. as to be supposed capable of teaching a common school myself. or some miserable holding forth of an ignorant preacher. as a student. at Adams a few miles away in that county. and. whom I had not seen for four years. I taught and studied as best I could. the law office of Squire Benjamin Wright. from some traveling minister. 265 enjoyed by had. While attending the high school. among our neighbors. except during the periods when I was attending the high school. and advanced so far. I had never enjoyed what might be called religious privileges. and the religion in that place was of a type not at all calculated to arrest my attention. The preaching was by an visit. until I was fifteen or sixteen years old. After making them a pleting concluded to enter. very little intelligent preaching of the I enjoyed the privileges of a common school sumGospel. and attended a high school. and settled a minister. but they had among them. unless very few religious people. I had never lived in a praying community. I believe. for a season. But when I informed my parents. there were The new being mostly from New mer and My I seldom heard a sermon.

let many years before. an excellent man. that his manuscript sermons. and left the law forever. gether unimpassioned and monotonous. it was to me not much like preaching. at the places where were to be found. I found the old authors. was converted. where my father lived. His reading was altohe was near the close of the sermon. he would read the passages of impossible. and only one of the family. But . until the fingers of both hands. in the middle of his bible. I sat in the gallery. I am well. were just large to put into a small bible. in a manner He had a that left no impression whatever on my mind. To give some idea of his preachme say. the first I had ever owned. and although the people attended very closely and reverentially to his reading. to the bible. and said. what he had probably written ing. This excited my curiosity so much. as authority for many of the great principles of common law. had ever made a profession of religion. and observed that he placed his manuscript. This made it necessary to hold his bible in both hands. by the law authors. was an unconverted man. and whenever I found a reference. that I went and purchased a bible. body and soul. in my life. How do you do Charles?" I replied. but he read his sermons. and visited him. I had very little regard for the Sabbath. the passages of scripture to be quoted. were When his fingers were all read out. where his fingers were inserted.266 Family Genealogy. in the reading of his sermons. He then began revival work. As he proceeded. scripture. I turned to the passage. and greatly beloved and venerated by his people. Thus yet I must confess. he went alone into the woods. much disturbed. and consulted it in its connection. humdrum way of reading. my youngest brother. and inserted his fingers. and I enough read and meditated on before." After meditating on what he had read for several weeks. aged clergyman. read out of their places. monotonous. much more than I had ever done However. had no definite knowledge. of religious truth. and rendered all gesticulation with his hands. This soon led to my taking a new interest in the bible. when I went to Adams to study law I was almost as ignorant I had been brought up mostly in of religion. frequently quoting the scriptures. and after long prayer. "After a short time I went down to He Henderson. and the woods. My father met me at the gate. In studying elementary law. much of it I did not underit stand. as a heathen. and referring especially to the Mosaic Institutes. and thus liberate one finger after another.

" and mother were greatly moved. Finney's views of religion. come in and pray tears. We went in. and he differed from the accepted Princeton This occasioned doctrine. 1824. and engaged in prayer. for eloquence. in the Presbyterian church. Tabernacle. know but my mother had had a secret hope. to preach in New York. On his second visit to the last City. in 1851-66. to Utica. as a revivalist. Charles. at intervals. Finney accepted. to Miss Lydia Andrews. Boston and New York. all your children are grown up. . He Evangelist. that he could not get back. at Oberlin. He was of an advocate total abstinence. by his friends." and afterward. in his revivals." In 1834. and replied. established as an advocate of the revival. none of the family. obtain a conveyance to transport their goods. but he was admitted among them. in all the world. and I never heard a prayer in my Father dropped his head." Mr. in 1837. sermons met with great success in Utica. Troy. and an his direct. August Here he assisted in establishing the 'Oberlin 16. ever knew it. establishment of seven "free Presbyterian churches. on by any man. and also from the Universalist. I believe. and elsewhere. they were both hopefully converted. His revival to preach. the Professorship. In October. and in a very short time I do not thereafter. and the New York "Evangelist" His labors here. My father yourself. but if so. which had just been founded. at Oberlin. Then began the most remarkable revival labors. father. as opposed to animal excitement. among the settled ministers. in 1832. adding to his reputation." I know it. the Chatham street theater was bought. in 1835. but continued. fifteen years. resulted in the ' and sermons were plain. and authorized to preach. logical and abolitionist. before. he became pastor of the Broadway Mr. at Whitestown. Philadelphia. the 'Oberlin Quarterly." also became pastor of the Congregational church. and made over into a church for him. and retained it until his death. and burst into father's house. He spent three years in England. which had been built especially for him. then he was so much sought after. sermons. in 1849-51. some opposition to him. he was married. on doctrinal Oberlin College. of Theology. ever successfully He was licensed carried. an anti-mason. 1875. 267 you are an old man. Finney relied greatly. and have left your house. to his wife. near He left for Evans Mills. was president of Mr. at eighty-three years of age.The Finney Family. in 1824. and 1858-60. were obtained from the bible alone.

Wis. Children born Charles G. miles of where his wife was. She still resides at Oberlin. a lawyer. in 1870-4. and as chief engineer and general superintendent. Peoria & Warsaw Railway. at Oberlin. which he did. L. J. admitted to the In December. He had charge of construction. and his great sorrow is eloquently* and pathetically described in his Memoirs. two years. 1863. and lived in California. Finney. 1857-60. A. which was agreed to. was second wife of Honorable James Monroe. Minister to 4. Milwaukee. second. L. Kansas & Texas Railway. after which he was Secretary of the Interior in President Grant's Cabinet. . Member of Congress. D. Texas. and in i860. Ohio. M. member of the executive committee and superintendent construction. Toledo. Union Pacific. who was admitted to them: 1. he finally consented to remain if some one would go and bring his wife. His widow resides at 3. Member of Congress. He practiced in Oshkosh. in Oberlin College. of Cincinnati. Ohio. 1900-1. 1857. Dolson Cox. bar. city engineer. O. since 1890. Then the demands on him became so great. to practice law. December.. in 1864. His wife died. insisted on his preaching that noon. Missouri. two years. chief engineer. Finally. San Marcos to San Antonio.. March 7.. he was obliged to have his horse shod. Milwaukee. 1864-7. Clarke. Lake Shore & Michigan Southern. and his office is No. Erie & Pittsburg Railroad. 1867-70. 1878-89. Jamestown Division. general manager of Wisconsin Central. who married General Oberlin. Rio de Janeiro.268 Family Genealogy. Julia Finney. 2. Mountain Division. located and built Canada Southern. joined the Engineers' Corps of Chicago & Northwestern Railway Co. first assistHe ant engineer. Helen Finney. He had charge of building extension. he was chief engineer and and superintendent of the Toledo. His residence is No. 1847. was born at Boston. of Oberlin. and Professor of Political Economy. 112 Mason Street. In 1874-8. He is a director. president of the Wisconsin Trust Company. and a general in the Civil War.. was a resident engineer and superintendent. he married Willieanna W. He had a common school education. Prospect Avenue. 1832. when he did get within sixteen for several months. Ohio. Frederick Norton Finney. 34. and the people finding out who he was.

The family of Sir Robert Williams." in which he seems to doubt. of Flint. M. Williams. one of the fifteen tribes of North Wales. Jr. Pa.. Was X. was descended from Brutus. there is a picture of the Williams' Coat of Arms. For the present we may be content to know. about 849. newspapers and periodicals.CHAPTER Robert Williams. the descent of this coat of arms as proper. in Denbihshire. the first King of the Britons. Marchudel. of Roxbury. Edward H. in England." 1847. Edward VI.100 years before the birth of Christ. and the illustrious Queen Elizabeth. who after the battle of Bosworth Field. to which of the historic family of Williams. the head of this family of Williams. Mary. this Robert of Roxbury. was proclaimed King Henry VI. was lineally descended from Marchudel of Cyan. whose son. and supposing this Robert of Roxbury may have descended from this Williams. are Oliver Cromwell. which commenced in 1845. Much of the history of the numerous distinguished descendants of Robert Williams. of Roxbury. Eduyfid Fycham. belonged. that in his veins was the congenital blood which animated many a celebrated soldier and statesman of England. The above. included in which historic list. though he intimates he may produce . who began to reign about 1. followed him. Lord of Abergelen. Ninth Baronet of Penrhyn. which they assumed after union with the Matthew's family.. From him was descended. has been often written in books. Williams. the last Tudor. of Bethlehem. by Stephen W. D. then his sisters. A forthcoming work promises to discover. He was succeeded by his son. "Robert Williams. I have seen the pamphlet of Mr. and the celebrated Queen Elizabeth.. In the "William's Family. King of the Britons. this would be the coat of arms. with Henry Tudor. Henry VIII. ancestor of the royal house of Tudor. who lived in the times of Roderic the Great.

has been manifested in the family of Robert Williams. because of the romantic and partly obscure history of Eleazor Williams. Robert Williams is so concise and correct that I copy it: "in the parish church. Eliot. from the same neighborhood. Norfolk. cord wainer and plied his trade in his native shire. the family to emigration to New England. that the youth were brought up in pride. Robert. 1623. Elizabeth Stalham. John Williams. while not refusing the aid. even in the pulpit. ill fitting persons intended for either the magistracy or the ministry. a grandson. Samuel John. Prominent to the great grief and fear of many godly hearts. until he deserted his ancestral shores. from On April 8. among the endorsers of this indictment were Robert Williams. a captive at eight years of age. of St. and his son Samuel. "Eleazer Williams.270 Family Genealogy. of Roxbury. Nicholas. replied. and inviting criticisms upon the conduct of the institution. in the "Rose of Yarmouth. He was a personage A magistrates of Massachusetts Bay. by the French and Indians. 1672. W. who it is claimed is a descendant of this Robert. on March 5. W. John five acres. Roxbury. Others of sailed. his conscience was his constant single incident will picture his character. in Great Yarmouth. of Deerfield. Mr. folForthwith Robert made permanent lowed their example. a daughter of Rev. Elizabeth and Deborah. whose family were all victims of its destruction. was baptised on December n. England. 1637. Robert's wife." has listed nearly all the publicaHis history of tions. 1643. The mentor. the Lost Dauphin. Wight. her husband's junior. eldest son of Stephen and Margaret (Cooke) Wilyams." for Boston. in his. the same surname. and particularizing their wearing longhair. settlement. Norwich County." . May 16. with his wife and their four children. n i s household. Self of strong fibre. complaining of an evil in the method of education. a rigid Puritan. and as otherwise qualified. Robert was made a freeman. through Eunace. now augmented to six children. Much interest one from the vicinity of Norwich. sent letters to the several towns. dwelt upon an estate of twentyAs a member of the church of the Rev. or thereabouts. in Roxbury. where in 1643. England. was Robert was a a year. requesting pecuniary assistance for Harvard College. on the Robert Williams' descendants. 1608. exiled for conscience sake. in 1672. he. preliminary One week later. were examined.

. the former Sept. and of his son. despite the capilary criticism. He was a weaver.' They were the progenitors of many distinguished and honored Americans. civilians and ancestors of the name. in the General Court of Massachusetts for five or six years. and settled on 500 acres of land. their fifth child was: Colonel John Williams. are still extant. that the "history of the William's family. embraces a considerable portion of the history of New England. 1702. July 28. Samuel. of Roxbury. a captain. died December 17. To Robert Williams of Roxbury. and represented the town of Newton. Isaac was an influential citizen. and by his wife Martha Parke. of whom the fifth was: Isaac Williams. his wife. 1674. born in Roxbury. September 1. 1660. He died November 15. 1. October 24. was himself the founder of a college. 1667. and Elizabeth Stalham. in America. 1670. born February 6. who died in 1674. Mass." It was a descendant of Robert. and died at Newton. Mass. Colonel Ephraim Williams. 1745. were graduates of Harvard. married Martha Parke. where he took 4000 acres of land. 1693. there were thirteen children.. Martha Wheeler. 1707. His brother Samuel. "that Robert Williams of Roxbury.who founded It Williams College. married her sister. He settled in Stoneington. who died in 1698. 1642.. «<- 271 Both Robert and Elizabeth Williams died in Roxbury. though those of Elizabeth. whither they removed immediately after marriage. tne latter. Conn. not a few of these. if not of the United States. and a deacon at Newton. of whom the youngest was: 1688. was said by Farnum in Genealogy. were born seven children. By his two wives. She was a daughter of Deacon William Parke. born October 31. aged seventy." It has also been said. 1638. Theoda. purchased by her father. some of which still remains in possession of the descendants of John Williams." Robert's gravestone cannot be found in the Roxbury burying ground. born March 2. was the common ancestor of the divines. He died February 11. daughter of Isaac Wheeler and Martha Parke. 1674. Here he married January 24. and one. of Stoneington.Robert Williams. and is said to have commanded a troop of horse. There were seven children born to them. 'aged eighty years. who have honored the country of their birth. Isaac Wheeler was a very early settler in Stoneington.

This office he filled for thirty three years. declared: and usually known by the name and description of the New Hampshire Grants. Conn. On the 4th day of June following.. (Records. etc. December 5. Joseph Williams and Eli Noble. at one hundred and eight Was an inn keeper and farmer. to prohibit slavery by constitutional provision. "This convention was unsurpassed in Vol. Thomas Jewett. This convention also petitioned the Continental Congress. 218). for He moved to the election of town officers. I. 1777. importance. 62). died 1808. born at Stoneington. known and distinguished by the name of "New Connecticut. shire grant title. He married years of age. Gazetteer. Joseph Williams was a member from Pownal." Vol. Record of Governor. who was born in Connecticut 1726. Note). and Council and of the 39. free and independent jurisdiction or state. 1777. was also of StoneingTheir oldest son was: ton. p. of which there is any record.. General Conventions." a fact of . 41). probably 1764 or 1765. September 3. 'the first of the States This Constitution made Vermont. born Pownal. were elected (Vermont Hist. died 1810. to perfect his New HampMoved his family to Pownal. p. proclaimed and publicly "That the district or territory comprehending. 1763. Conn.) This convention." (Records.272 Family Genealogy. in that it established (Records. Vol. 1732. 170Q. Isaiah was an infant. baptized in the First church of Stoneington. Of the convention that met at Windsor. when his son. Captain Benajah Williams. Vol. Deborah Fanning whom we suppose. the first justices. and frame Government. July 2. Stoneington. Vol. Vermont. I. and delegates there from. a Constitution. by any other in the State. 62). I. that the said territory. On May 8. be ranked among the free and American States. (Page that assembled at Westminister. admitted to seats in the Grand Continental Congress. married Hannah Fuller at Stoneington.. the day of the first meeting in Pownal. and is hereby ' declared forever hereafter. 1725. Major (Records. by the name. to be considered as a separate. by resolution. Vol." 1762. August 28. 41. p. p. I. which Vermonters may well be proud. Major Williams was a member of the General Convention." of right ought to be. at Major Joseph Williams. January 15. I. died in 1808. and forever to be called. p. this name was changed to Vermont. Conn. I.

and removing the wounded.. moved. 1842. and marched them to Bennington. "well to do" farmers. I. the Council of Safety. went to live with Isaiah and Anna his wife. Jefferson County. p. Y. New York. was a farmer. Benajah Williams a grandson (Vol. son of Major Joseph Williams and Hannah Fuller his wife. until their death. with Isaiah. of Cleveland. born in Galesburg. when they moved to Cazenovia. with his parents. in whose family they resided.. to march one half of his regiment to Bennington. On In the manuscript journal of Rev.00.. Williams. 1853. he and his wife moved to Cazenovia. when they moved to Henderson.. it is recorded that his grandfather. in Cazenovia. He married there. to Pownal. twenty families moved from Pownal and settled in Madison County. April 26. J. N. Ohio. he moved to Belvidere. 1829. She was born at West Greenwich. Abigail Hitchcock (Finney. N. Joseph sold his land in Pownal for $2400. of that place. always stopped with them. when a small boy. until about 1794. a Major in the Vermont Militia. Y.. during quarterly meetings. where he died. then to De Pere. of Pownal. 111. Anna Matteson. which was done accordingly. issued an order to the Commander of each regiment of the State Militia. . Madison County.. to invest in land in Madison County.. where they remained until about. receiving full payment in silver dollars. They resided at Pownal. where his wife died in 1842. 273 the 13th day of August. called out his men. N. and two years after. Wis.Robert Williams. She was a daughter of Abraham Matteson and Martha his wife.. being eighty-five years of age and she about ninety years of age. Isaiah. requiring him. he. of Pownal. 1767.) being then quite young. who were her grandparents and then at Cazenovia. and died at Vermont.. January 26. and entrusted the proceeds to his son. Vt. both dying in Cazenovia. and died at Henderson. 1777. that they were. arriving in time only to assist in burying the dead. and in 1802 or 1803. then sitting at Bennington. February He 19. In the year 1794. 111. Isaiah Williams. the late A. and The "Circuit riding" minister very staunch Methodists. IV. then to Vermont. without a moment's loss of time. August 25. Vermont. Major Joseph Williams. Conn. having purchased lands there. 111. After her fathers death. of Roxbury. Y. She relates of them. R. New York.. 1764. 298) which was in the possession of his son.

1823. Isaiah and his wife Anna were fond of singing Methodist hymns. Cleveland. (f) Benajah. (°) Lorenzo Dow. Wis. and shirts were not only woven. Abigail Hitchcock. a Methodist Minister. and died in DePere. born February 8. 1886. born July 3. died Octo1893. 1829. on all sides. born February 18. and it fell to the lot of grandpa Isaiah. resides in Columbus. 1826. died (e)Wm. 1813. their primitive spinning and weaving. . July 7. died March 13. 1890. born January 18. 2. Hannah Finney Williams. when fifteen years of age. where she became acquainted with Mr. at Dayton. died January 22. who died October 12. and baste the turkey. from a pan of drippings beneath. born April 17. Y. born 17. 1879. grandchild. flannels for dresses. died March 20. It is said she had a fine voice and was called a splendid singer. tiful coverlets. He would spend much of the time during the long winter evenings. When Thanksgiving day came. 1901. 1820. July 30. 1849. born at Pownal. He also had to turn it from time to time. Many days were devoted to making preparations for the event. The children of Isaiah and Anna Williams were: Lydia Williams. born May 11. Finney. They taught Abigail. (g) Francis Smith. 1818. Vt. of Warren County. He was son of Warren. 1897. the ministers. Benajah Williams. Jr. 1850. 1833. beau- . February 19.. 1878. 1864. to sit near. The old fashioned brick oven was kept hot day and night.. McKendree. born January n. N. moved to Henderson. 1787. 1785. i. died December 6. born February (h) Adam Clarke. with them. died February 12. (d) John Wesley. (i) Andrew Jackson. married Bela Hitchcock. towels. Thanksgiving day was the great day of the year. August 3. Vt. born July 12. 1810. died December 15. table linen. but the yarn was spun from the wool and flax.. Ohio. the fatted turkey was hung in front of the fire place. ber 14. died August 5. O. at Pownal. 181 1. born February 13. whom she married there. born March 7. died April 9. to secure an even brown color. married her cousin Abel Vail. His wife Anna always sang while at her work. spinning wheels and looms. 1892. the art of Warm bed blankets.274 Family Genealogy. Ohio. His children were: (a) Louisa. with a long handled spoon. He was 24. Rev. (b) Levisa. 1815. (j) Nancy Maria. singing with his children and grandchildren. Their granddaughter. They always entertained Those were the days of the big fire place. 1789. 1833.

1859. Mich. was 10. was Jane Wilson. 1796. wife died July 18. by whom she had one child. to Cazenovia. Abraham. Y. by a second marriage. is a practicing attorney. the children 29. who had children. Jefferson County. Children: Lorilla. He died May 5. and Sabelia. 1806. born November 20. N. died at Locke. 1792. where she was married to Mr. 111. 275 Williams. died at Henderson.. at Grand Island. Susannah Williams. She lives at Lakota. 1868. She was the oldest child of Isaiah Williams. Adeline. second husband. John Van Alstine. born in Pownal. Octo3. at Belvidere. Wis. Y. leaving her with two little boys. His widow and daughter. died August By his first wife. Anna Hitchcock. Lydia married. Y. 1828. Their son. 1811. 1800. There was one son. 1798. Abiather. After the death of Bela Hitchcock. born in Pownal. who were: died March 26. reside at Woodville. married Sylvester Finney. and died Octo5. 7. at Cazenovia. born January 21. Y. Rufus Williams. Marial and Perry. Sarah Williams.. She died in Crawford County. died at Henderson. Abigail Lonsberry Hitchcock. Olney Hitchcock died young. 183 1.. 1836. N. the soldier. Y. 1832. April 16. . in 1794. N. born July 7. born May 14. N. married J.Robert Williams. Vt. N. and moved with him. December 4. at Cazenovia. by his second wife: Eaton. Abraham W. twin brother of Sarah. She died October 4. She married for her . 1846. born June 10. 1837. 4. Bela Hitchcock. Kilby. E. was twin to Dr. first wife. Williams. Sarah Barton. Hyram Williams. born July 23. married 6. 1785. 1873. Dr. A. Abiather B. winning marked success at Carthage. 1806. • . 1814. second wife. where she was buried in the Carpenter" cemetery. died April 24. Dakota. 1844. she married George Kilby. 1844. Barton. N. Lydia Williams. Hannah. one of whom was Isaiah Barton. Briggs. born October 19. 1802. Joseph Hitchcock. 8. The other was Gideon O. Y. 2. 4. 18 19. born September n. of Roxbury. Y. born July 15. Their four children: N. Y. 1. 9. aged thirty-five. N. ber 23. who died. January 11. who died April 16. N. as a third husband. Aaron Williams. born June 10. Barton. ber 29. Samuel and Walton. January 20. Vt. 183 1. March His 24. he had eight children. 1833.

1845. For his second wife. born in Cazenovia. born in DePere. March 3. 1858. died August 29. 1845. in California. in Chicago.Aaron. She died young of consumption. 1832. Dr. California. In the fall of the next year. born February 17. Meyers. 9. 1824. 1808. DePere.. March 6. married for his first wife. died in DePere. born December 13. James. born May 27. ber 1. and In 183 1 and 1832 he practiced in Chicago. 1838. born in Nauvoo. Mariah. died same Mary. April 8. attended school. born September 30. September 4. an old. died February 15. 1828. 1826. November 13. 1850. Madison County. Cordelia. born January 27. in Depere. he concluded to go to California. by the overland journey with his family. 4. 1830. at Cazenovia. 7. Flora Bell Irene. requiring six months to make the trip. For his third wife he married Lucy Ann Munger. born in 14. Charles. 6. died December 6. Abiather Williams was a very successful doctor. 8. 1850. Mackson. 5. J. 1853. 1862. then with Dr. George. born December 13. Williams. 1825. Y. March day. died next day. Marion Van Alstine. 1838. 3. 1. Madison. married. They were married November 10. In the spring of 1850. Y. 111. 1850. 1852. He Horace. June 10. who lived in Wisconsin. and died March Charlotte Raymond. born October 7. he married Harriet Sanford. 1854. Almira Eugenia. A. 1841. and married Jacob Hackett. 1848. Abiah M. born November 8. Children: 1900. 5. 1806. 2. Alonzo. who was born November 15. Her children were: She died December 19. July 19. 1893. 1844. 1841. 1. She was born August 9. N. born 1884. He studied medicine with Dr. near Watertown. born September 4. in California. 1842. born July 19. 2. Dr. 1837. died January 18. and died September 18. in California.. and died January 10. 6. Andrew. died November 24. 18315. 4. Abiather B. N. in DePere. 1827.. . experienced Doctor. born September 2. he returned to 20. Oliver.276 Family Genealogy. for the soldiers. 1830. 1846. and died Decem1843. died January 20. 3. died August 18. youngest son of Isaiah Williams and Anna.

third son of Abiather Williams and Harriet Sanford. Emma Violet. August 12.. 3. Their home is in Depere. of Roxbury. and died at DePere. 1861. Almira Eugenia Williams. resides at DePere. born March 16. Helen. Beattie. He died in DePere. Denver. born February 20. Oliver Perry Williams. 1857. December 12. 1865. James W. and stopped at Vermont. born June 9. Frank. Almira Eugenia. died July. Oliver Perry. at Antigo. March 16.. born October 12. mother). Abiather N. James Carleton. Merritt. Marion. . Childs. 1875. reside in Antigo. 1865. who married Nellie Stewart. born June 12. February 28. married 1. 1869. married in the fall of i860. he went back to California at DePere. by water. born September 4. Mary. A. 111. born 4. Wis. February 2. born ber 13. June 8. He remained. 1862. Jr. 1. 1852. 2. and where all Children: their children were born. Grace Eugenia. year he again went overland to California and returned to the states in 1855. 1873.. died July 8. Charles R. where he In 1858. Lucy Ann Daisy. to James W. 8. born Octoborn November 22. 1861. born December 2. married Lucinda Amanda Munger. buried at sea. and who died April. Williams and Ann Munger. July 4. returned again to DePere in 1857. Gladys. married and had five children. 9born September 3.. iams. Wis. 277 The next the States by water. 3. tne second child of Abiather B. 7. was drowned October 6. Born to them: Jennie. He was son of Abraham Williams and Residence. 1897. born July 29. 1832. 13. 1891. 5. November 5. born January 2. Children: Lucy Ann. 1894. Ellen Virginia. Emma Williams. and a half sister (Amanda Freeborn. 2. He had a half brother. 1901. 1872. 1880. Charles G. died April 17. Laura. he built the California House in DePere. Will- iam Thomas.. 1834. January 18. Their child. January 9. and remained during the summer In the fall of 1855. in Nauvoo. His brothers Eddie and Clifford Willhis wife. born November 13. 4. 1853.Robert Williams. 1891. died September 9. 111. 1875. 1864. Hyram Bird. Novem- Lucy 1843. by water. one child. 1863. Smith. 187 1. 1875. married her cousin. 1854. 1884. For second husband Their children were: she married Clarence Buell. was Matthews. 1854. 1893. born April 20. 1892. Clara and Nellie. died August 22. 1858. E. where they have lived for many years. married F. born ber 6.

1884. Benjamin Childs. 1824. has a distinguished lineage as follows: At the time of the settlement of Baltimore. 111. in the latter part of the Seventeenth century. was born 1798. 1892. Childs. James W. to Edward W.. James Wilkinson Childs. 1892. 2. Living today: Isaac B. moved to Ohio. Va.. Gladys Eugenia. 1 881. eight miles north of the place where now stands the old town of Winchester. Mason and Griffin. Wm. married Mary Ann Cole. born March 6. at DePere. Wis. Griffin. 1893. by Lord Baltimore. Thomas Warren and Sarah Susan. died 1. raising a large family of boys and girls. Is teaching Florence Lillian. John and Stanley. 1868. in Virginia. Griffin. issue: the youngest son. died June 15. by the name of Childs. One of his descendants. February 18. Ridgely. . Clarabut. Stanley. Antigo. April 22. Isaac Benjamin. John Alexander. One of his descendants. Mason and Griffin remaining in Virginia. (1634. Flora Bell Irene Williams. born December 6. Mordecai. 1858. September 19. 3. or soon thereafter). 1891. the husband of Almira Eugenia Williams. Childs. Stephenson. 1880.278 Family Genealogy. had Mordecai. Benjamin Childs. Their children were: Ann Rebecca. she died March 14. Marjorie Hazel. Md. in Chicago. 1901. Wis. la. a younger son of a rich and titled family in England. obtained from Lord Baltimore. eighth child of Abiather B. . Raymond Hyalmar. attends Normal School at Oshkosh. is also perfecting herself in music. born February 19. April 25. 1877. and came over and settled on this land. Their children: Flora Hedda Ingaborg.. Mary Ann. James Wilkinson. born July 19. resides at DePere. with his sons. who married Charles born December 11. a grant of a large tract of land. of Emogene. 4. Wis. . Wis. 1901. Flora Bell Irene Williams married second. in Maryland. was married first. kindergarten in Milwaukee. and Sarah Susan Clevanger. born July 9. DePere. Druella Loealth. 5. Griffin in 1875. Mason died in 1864. settled in the wilderness of the Shenandoah Valley. John. West Liberty. 6. married Harry Bolles. Hammarskold. Williams and Lucy Ann Munger. 1878. in 1815. Edward D. born February 9.. Wisconsin. Beattie.

1862. 111. 4954 Forestville Ave. 1888. . Present address. 1888. born April 16. born March 13. 3. She married second. Derrick. Norman Munger. December 29. and died May 9. of Roxbury. M. Mildred. Their children: 1. Williams and Lucy Ann Munger. 2. married C. 1893. their child. Norman Loealth. born July 16. 1887. March 6.. 1894. was born in Depere. March 9. William Loudon Turkington. born May 29. 1894.Robert Williams. 1899. ninth daughter of Abiather B. Chicago. died August 5. 1891. 279 Charlotte Raymond Williams. Flora Clare.

and had children: Scott Young. John McAlpin. near Musselburgh in 1740. when he received 19 which trade he followed. married in Linlithgow. in the United States. was born in the small village of Muntin Ha. Jemimie* Janet and Mary Ann Young. Thomas and John. 1852. who came twice to America. The father of Frederick McAlpin. Scots. until coming to America in Janet Young. Scotland in Her father 1809.. was at Dunnstaffunage in Argyelshire. 1894. Scott was an elder in the Relief Church. the Pictish King. Kenneth MacAlpin. The Clan McAlpin. Scotland. fills volumes of its history. William Young was a soldier. Conn. born 1765. left the Highlands. King of the Scots. are descendants of Alpin. three of whom became steam engineers. He was a steam engineer. and died in New London. in 834. and lived near the Mexican line. Under his son. 181 1. the waring Picts. who flourished about the year 787.) Miss Catharine Gibson. William. a lath splitter. who was born in Musselburgh. John married in 1833. had one son. (seventeen miles from Edinbugh. so enlisted again. The ancient crest of the McAlpins is a crowned head. in the romantic and heroic history of Scotland. was Robert Young. The McAlpins. near Edinburgh. with a gaelic inscription: "Remember the death of Alpin. on different subjects. and served for seven years. and followed trade of lath splitter. and Caledonians became united into The ancient seat of the clan. and often gave excellent lectures. Frederick Jr. This celebrated family. including John. and having served could not obtain a pension. ." alluding to the death of King Alpin by Brutus. years. Frederick had four sons. in California.CHAPTER XI. the youngest. Walter. and settled in Midlothian. youngest son of Frederick. and having married. of that place.. one nation. named Scotland.

Mass. and managed it successfully. and invested in land. The mill at Montville. to ing with same position he formerly held. New London County. to America in 1852. Is a 1-841. Miss Harriet Pomroy Graves. Janet. born 1846. remainthe Smith Paper Company. CoKenzie. in 2. came with his wife and some of their children. son in CoKenzie. Scotland. in the vicinity of Norwich. for some years. rebuilt the mill. after which. 6. at came to Otsego. was born His father. for the United States. and a few years later was appointed general manager. America with his family. of age. his pension. i860.The Clan McAlpin.. John 1837. in 1885. Frederick in 1852.. Mass. Robert Young McAlpin. of the Smith Paper Company. where at the age of twenty-one. Conn. but died at He was not married. together with his elder brother Frederick. at Lee. at Portobello. where he continued farming. in 1854. In 1867. 1862. and died October 10. 3. born March 3rd. paper mill superintendent. John and Janet. he. born 4. married September 26. 1902. Born to John and Janet McAlpin were: Frederick. Quebec. in 1852. He removed to Marinette. his second son. John Jr. Robert Young McAlpin. 1852. and was killed at battle of Gains Mills.. left Scotland. born 1844. Michigan.. born 1848. together with capitalists of New London. born 1839. of Lee. he was offered a position as of all their mills. he accepted an offer to return to Lee. Scotland. for more than forty years and still lives at ninety-two years Their children were all born in Scotland. . in 1868. which having been destroyed by fire. March of 3. papermaking. born September 2. he became superintendent of one of the several mills. Conn.. having been employed as mechanical engineer. Isabella. Alexander. naturally a paper mill. born February 22. 1834. Conn. died 1850. June. 5. Conn. and assumed the management of the mills of the Marinette & Menominee fill the . Alexander. Wis. near apprenticed his sons to learn the art of paper making.. McAlpin. under McClellan. 1837. 281 and started to visit his old home. came to America 1. manager of a mill at Montville. Mass. 8. 7. Robert. Catharine. John McAlpin. at Montville. for many years. In 1857 Robert went to the then noted papermaking town of Lee. and Robert in They found employment at 1853. Mass. in Edinburgh. Was in army of the Potomac.

4. Mass. October 20. Montville. 2. 227 Montauk Ave. Robert McAlpin married. Berkshire County. Y. born January 2. married November 6. at Midvale. September 26. Alexander. February 22. salesman for William H. New London County. lives in Chicago. at Lee. She resides. No. lives at Helena. J. Conn. E. and was buried in New London. 1895. Mass. born in 7. December 28. 1841. C. who is engaged of . lives at Marinette. Montana. September 16. S. Mass. born in Lee. 6. Harriet McAlpin. Florence Ellen.. D. August 6 died August 27. at Otsego. N. Berkshire County. Edward Alfred. Mass.. 1875. 111. 1881. lives in Brooklyn. May 23. Mass. 1888. McAlpin. Robert Arthur McAlpin. Edgar Maperron Shearer. 1900. His home is still there. C. died April 13. since 1896. Elliott. Michigan. been connected with the paper mills there. Mass. 1.. Miss Harriet Pomroy Graves. May 19. He married. 1870. at Lee. February 6. George Frederick. Mass.. Mass. Washington. but he has not Paper Company. at New London. born in 5. Mass. born in Lee. D. Brighton. Berkshire County. June 15. son Washington. at Navy Yard. Lee. Children: Charles Walter McAlpin. lives at East Hampton. i860. 1326 Emerson. Mass.. September 8. Milo Frederick McAlpin. died August 23. 4. Margaret Palmer Elliott. born in Lee.. Children: 1. Mass. born in New London. N.. when he sold his interests in the mills and resigned his position as manager. Conn. 1890. John Thomas born August 9. Wis.282 Family Genealogy. where she was born.. Wm .. salesman for Elliott. Maurice De Witt McAlpin. Ellen M. He owned a large farm at Watervliet. born at Lee. born in Lee. Conn. Conn. and died October 10. Berkshire County. Indiana. Married Edith Wright at Neenah. Alexander McAlpin. 1878. 1883. florist. at Holyoke. N.. 1864. Conn. 1876. September 12.. in the U. Mass. 1852. 1861. where he was superintendent of a paper mill. married Luther MacNeill. William 3. New London County. born in Montville. florist Brighton. Michigan. 2. 5. Louis Almarin McAlpin. lives at Wabash. born in Lee. Residence No. born June 23.. 3. July 15. born in Scotland. 1879. 1879- John and Janet (Young) McAlpin. 1868. Berkshire County. 1902. Mass. 1852. October 26. 1866.

1686. died March 9. His wife 1666. born December 1. Sarah Banks. aged ninety-three. 1769. Their son: Thomas Graves. died April 20. Betsey Elizabeth Bidwell. Rhoda Smith. 1848. married November 1. Their son: John Graves. Their son: 1726. November 1662. died in same place. 1806. born April 30. Simeon Graves. aged eighty. died March 24. February 25. born May 7. He married Mary Parsons. 1866. aged eighty. at Hatfield. 1799. born July 10. Their son: Isaac Graves. married. 1753. married Mary Church. born 1819. 1688. For second wife. daughter of Richard and Anna Church. Mass. 2. 1755. who died November 27. born 1664.CHAPTER The Graves XII. died 1746. Mass. at 1585. Isaac Graves. Mary died June 9. 1786. Sally Wilcox. Their son: . aged eighty-seven. he married Hilda Hubbard. Thomas Graves. 1732. in 17 13. died December Persis. February Their son: 1783. 1781. Lucius Graves. 1688. died May 30. second. Mary was born July 8. She died February 17. who died November 6. aged eighty-one. 1695. married first. aged thirty-five. died January 19. 1790. Family. died at Sarah. born in England before Hatfield. 1667.. daughter of John Their son: Banks. born in England. died September 19. married 27. October 26.. daughter of Jonathon Parsons of Worthington.

born February 6. Robert Young McAlpin September 26. Their daughter: 1841. . Mass. Martha Pomroy Clark daughter of Kenaz Clark. 1893. Harriet Pomroy Graves. Mass. and died May Milo Almiarin Graves. She was born March 13. married November 10. 12. married at Lee.. born June 15. at Lee. 181 2. 1836. i860. 1812.284 Family Genealogy.

for some reason. THE CLARK. Among these passengers were Matthew Grant and his wife. 1690. the good ship Mary and John. MUNN. The inhabitants of Plymouth. They desired to land at Charleston. England. STEBBINS. wife of Robert Y. with one hundred and forty passengers. Priscilla. 1630. who were ancestors of Mrs." were first settlers of Dorchester. on Plymouth Rock. September 6. but the captain had refused to take them there. Mass. FORD. STRONG. On May 30. ancestors of General ship. Conn. in Mass." from England. The latter became second wife of Matthew Grant. There were also the following people. went to Windsor. Mass. SHELDON. Mass. Lieutenant William Clark was born in England. 1630. 1609. near Boston. S. and afterwards some went to Northhampton." was Grant. U. Master." She is described as. who were landed at Nantasket. PARSONS AND NIMS FAMILIES. Mass. The passengers of the "Mary and and Edward Pomroy. refused him permission to land his passengers there. two months and ten days later (May 30." under the same captain who had landed the Pilgrims. Sarah. Later many of them John. She left Plymouth. 1630). "a great ship of four hundred tons. "Mary and John.. McAlpin: Thomas Ford.. Joanna. William Clark and wife Sarah. 1630. 1675.. His wife. and William Rockwell and wife. John Strong. his wife. with passengers in 1630. Harriet Pomroy Graves. so he sailed for Nantasket Beach. their daughters Abigail and and Hephzibah. Both came in the Mary and Their son: John." Captain John Squeb. March 20.CHAPTER XIII.. died in died August 18. under the patronage of the Massachusetts Bay Company. there sailed into the very new village of Nantasket. ALL OF NEW ENGLAND. a decade before. . The the second of sixteen vessels that left England.

and died December 14. 1679. son: Hannah Gideon Clark. Dr.. Hannah Sheldon (widow of Mr. 1643. John Stebbins was son of Rowland Stebbins. Mass. 1750. He married November 14. Robert Bartlett of Northampton. and died July 6. born September of the select first settlers 24. 1676. daughter of Robert Bartlett. Mar} Strong. died 1753. born December died July 27. as second wife. died in Windsor. born about 1629. Both were passengers in the 'Mary and John" 1630. who died in Worthington. 1708. November 8. Abigail Ford.. Hannah Stebbins. April 8. born 1594. 1671. married for second wife. 1705. and Washington National Congress. was killed by the Indians. in England. from Ipswich. sailed in the Francis. Springfield and Northampton. Abigail Bartlett. and died in Mass. March 14. 1793. born 1605. 1684. 1681. 1657.. 1664. He was son of Isaac Sheldon. in Mass. He married for his 1707. She died July 15. Mass. and his wife Sarah. She was daughter of John 1658. 1634. he died November 3. born 1608. She was passenger in the "Mary and John" 1630. and a Representative to the General Court of Mass. 1683. Son of Dr. born 1796. died October 4.. in England. 1689. He was one men was one of the of Worthington. died July 13. John Clark. 1767. Stebbins. May i. 1780 to 1785. February 29. Joanna.286 Family Genealogy. Mary Woodford. and Mary Blott. 1651. Mercy Munn. died July 3. Nathaniel Clark and Hannah had 1649. born October 9. 1738. lived at Roxbury. died April 14. September 3. Mass. born July 8. born May 13. was daughter of John Stebbins. . and whose wife. Conn. in 1636. aged fifty-eight. 1676. March 20. in Mass. 1699. where He married October 26. 1676. second wife. Cotlin). and died December 8. 1679.. John Clark and Mary was: r Nathaniel Clark. and 1704. She was daughter of Thomas Ford. in England. 1679. died March 9. . wno married November 5. She was daughter of Elder John Strong. She was killed by a shot through the old door. with her parents. Sheldon. 5. born 1626. in Mass.. and his wife Anna. who married November 1. 1654. 1688. who married 1653. Her parents were Thomas Woodford. with wife and four children. 1764. who died April 17. was born in Mass. 1722. who was born October 26.

where he lost his horse. 1774. 1649.. January 15. September 1667. daughter of William Miller. for taking tobacco in his hay stack. frey Gideon Clark and Mercy (Munn) married. and Dorchester. born 1683. widow of Francis Bell. married November 26. 1836. 1683. and died September 16. 287 June She was daughter of Benjamin Munn. and his widow died December 7. September 26. and soldier in the French and Indian war. was among the first permanent settlers of Deerfield. atLee. married. 1686. Abigail Parsons. he married December 23.. 1893. 1702. of Windsor. died April 27. and his daughter was Martha Pomroy Clark. 1683. or February 2. November 1675. Mass. October 7. who died November 22.Clark. and his wife Ulatia died August 29. to Sarah. was Benjamin Munn. Her father was Benjamin Parsons. 1 Munn. removed to Springfield. 1688. Munn. son . 1777. Abigail. 1639. and died FebruHis father John Munn. 1649. 1684. was in Falls fight. John Richards. 1704. May 19. 1746. Mass. schoolmaster. born ary 15. saddle and bridle. 1663. Thankful Nims. daughter of Richard Vose. He 1. of Springfield. 29. at Northfield. of Hartford. 1662. Abigail Parsons. married April 12. 1676. wife of John Munn was born January 16. and widow of Jedediah Williams. selectman. was born August Her father was God- Nims. a cord'wainer first heard of as a lad at Northampton. of 1728. Conn. Mass. Henry Burt died April 30. 1680. Godfrey Nims second wife. Father of John. Mercy. who removed to Deerfield. was in the Falls fight. 1684. 1690. she married second. November 10. was captured in the Deerfield Massacre. Mercy. who was a carpenter. who was born March 13. 1754. fined 10s in 1663. 1812. Deerfield. Sheldon and Other Families. Thankful Nims. 1652. She was married to Milo Almarin Graves. and died May 12. and their daughter Harriet Pomroy Graves. Benjamin Munn was killed by Indians. i860. daughter of Henry Burt. married Robert Young McAlpin. wife of Benjamin and died July n. and killed on the march to Canada. married 1683. of Kenaz Clark.

Elisha. Hannah. Union Township. was born in Wells Valley. John Edwards Family. was second John Wesley Edwards married Nancy Cook. of 4. James. Their children were: Sarah. 1902. Abendego. in Huntingdon County. son of Joseph Edwards and Elizabeth Wright. at Restenstown. Pa. 6. Joseph. also William. Mary. Meshaeck. Rachel and several daughters. Joseph. Bedford County. where he married Mary Walker. Maryland. Township. Their children were: ship. in Winneconne. Hopewell Township. Joseph. Winnebago County. William.. Elizabeth. Town Union. married at Union. 1809. and moved to Stark County. Samuel. wife of Samuel McClane.CHAPTER XIV. Joshua Edwards. Joseph Edwards was married to Elizabeth Wright. Jessie. Their children were: John. Mary. Mary Edwards. John Edwards came from England tled to America and set- on the then frontier of Maryland. Pa. O. 3. Their children were: William. Elizabeth. Philip and several others. John. Elizabeth. Huntingdon Co. Shadriack. where they raised a family of six children: Robert Edwards. who married Andrew Swope. 2. Pa. Wisconsin. Mary. Rachel Edwards. Pa. John. Pa. Union 5. Pa. Huntingdon County. Sarah. David. Pa. married Barbery Barnett. in Huntingdon County. Isaac. Pa. Rachel. Elizah. Their children: Allen. married Abner . married Samuel Willet or Wilmer. Lillias. Bedford County. married Mary Houck of Union towni. and moved to Trott Creek Valley. Joseph Edwards. September 18.. and died February 28. Allen. Barnett.. Anne. Robert. Bedford County. Joshua. were: Pa. He married Mary . in Their children Hopewell township. Bedford County.

in Waupaca County. they moved into Licking County. Children: Elizabeth. and died in Chicago.. Rush still resides in Winneconne. Florence. when they removed with their family to the very new village of Winneconne. was born in Bedford County. 1848. D.. 2. J. and died. in Union. Huntingdon County. In 1859. O. Joseph Edwards. natives of Virginia. Edwards. Lorena. 1854. Wis. went to Academy in at Niles. and last thirty years of his life practiced law. son of John and Mary Rush. Mich. He was reared on a farm.. He married Sarah McFadden. in that town.. . postmaster. of Chicago.. Mrs. 2 8o Wright. 1834. Benjamin F. O. moved to Ohio. Aug. 3. Pa. remained. in Winnebago That year. Wis. He taught school. of 1892. 1886. Isabel E. his present address. Children: Ella. Wis. Judge Rush was born near Chillicothe. Their children: John W... where he died. Ninetta H. son Eliza Jane Edwards. 1. 181 1. married Viola Barton. 1825. Aaron B. and is buried there. D. Joseph Edwards became the first County. He remained in this village ever after. Edwards.. 1849. was elected to Assembly. daughter of Joseph and Mary Edwards. Edwards. John was a farmer. of Case. married. Esther. Wis. Pa. Children: Russell. Donald. came to Wisconsin. Pa. Gertrude. married. where he married. and died at Rhinelander. Edwards. About five years after their marriage. 23. Children: Raymond.. in Licking County. Rush. Edward. Oscar A. Wisconsin. Chicago.The John Edwards Family. was often chairman of his town. was married. O. born 1890. Barton. Ralph.. born Warren W. and Mervin. of John W. moved to Winneconne. 1822. Martha. May 1. April 4. was a Master Mason of Winneconne Lodge No. Their only child is Ruth Edwards. where they reside. Joseph and Mary. where they remained until about 1850. He was a democrat. in 183 1. Eliza Jane. D. February 20. March 16. 4. was born in Bedford County. 1832. August 26. Joshua.. and died 190 1. 1895. She has been a life long member of the Methodist Church. J.. then to Of five children. 1853. married Elmer Case. 186. She was married to Judge J. 5Chicago. born 1895. Cass County. and a member of County Board of Supervisors.. Children: Charles R. Rush was eldest. Lillias F. Mich. Martin & Co. of Chicago. She was born June 16. of Rhinelander. and was engaged in lumber business. March 9. of the new postoffice. Mary Ann.

born Waupaca resides at Waupaca. born in Wintwenty-six years of age. grew to manhood. November 23. Waupaca County. born in Waupaca County. attended Children: i. died in May 3. Dayton Township. (e) County.. Tacoma.. Waupaca County. 1867.. He died inTacoma. September 25. Her address at present is No.. was married December 20. Washington. born July 1. 1870. 1883. Wis. his present address. After a Barnum of Winneconne. Married Alonzo Wilkinson. 1857. in 1857. Wash. died August 5. Barwell. 1885. 1901. Winnebago County. Ida Mary Barwell. Barwell. 1887. resides Waupaca. May. 3. Mary Ella Rush. Wis. Barwell. to Jerome W. of whom Maud. (d) Ruby Hyatt. Raymond A. Wis. 1878. neconne. March 4.. Joseph and Mary Edwards. Arthur Rush. Emma Webster. Ada L. Lawrence University at Appleton. Wis. Wis. Ohio. April 21.. Barwell. 6. born Waupaca resides Waupaca. came west to Waupaca County. Lillias Fiskes Edwards. Waupaca County. Lillie R. 3. Lennie D. born February 15. had one daughter. Wis. January. 1880. Washington. December 19. Thomas E. 1894. married Allen E. unmarried. born January 21. in Licking County. 1889. Elmer Floyd Hyatt. born December 11. 7. Barwell. November 10. Obrien moved to Waupaca. in Viola Belle Hyatt. . England. Wis. daughters. Washington. Waupaca 89 They had a son and two County. (b) Edith Hyatt.2 go Family Genealogy. 1859. 1862. 1899. born August 28. born Waupaca County. in Sioux City. Hyatt County. Alonzo E. born in Obrien County. 1. married 4. i860. (c) County. She married with her parents. 1859. and at Centre. and one son. 1865. September in May. Wis. He was born in North Hamptonshire. 1879. November 29. 1835. Barwell. Present address. born Township Dayton. born February 12. 1879. and died in Tennessee at 2. Dayton. resides in Waupaca. Wis. is the only one living. la. Edward I. 1837. 1 1. died November Children: (a) 6. Tacoma. Barwell. 2. born August 14. la. Frank F. 1880. Wash. Hyatt. la. resides Tacoma. Wis. Had a son and daughter born in Tacoma. Children: Street. life few years of married she died... 719 South 41st 23. marriedFreda Osborn in Seattle..

Aaron Brooks Edwards. Licking County. conne. Martha Edwards. Iowa. Minn. (c) Ruth Reed. have one child Leonard Mary H. Children: 2. Reed in Waupaca County. 1880. 1877. January 24. born January 10. 3. Wis. at Stevens Point. Herbert Reed married Nellie He died before 1902. Edwards. married Daniel 1859. Wis. Wis: 1. Reed. was born August 13. Wis. Edith Edwards. ren: (a) Frank H. married Harriett Cobb. born 1896. daughter or Joseph and Mary. Their home was Winnein Dayton. born 1891. Edwards. 1879. Children: (a) Waseca. Dakota... 1887. Wis. married 4. E. married Nellie Eastman of Pearl E. Harriet G. Miller of Winneconne. married Wilmot H. 1887. 2. Reed. Sydna S. Reed. Wis. Barwell.. born (b) Arthur J. Wis. 1894. in in 1869. 1872. Minn. Ohio. and he died November 21. Elmer M. married Gertrude Bearing. Reed. Waupaca County. their present address. Barwell. 1839. born in Licking County. 1880. Wis. of Mason City. for many years. 5. 10. 1879. daughter of Joseph and Mary. died April 9. C. Children. 1902. 1845. Mary Ann Edwards. Paul.The John Edwards Family. born June 14. all born in Their address is Winneconne. ChildSmith of Pine Island. aged They had no children. Wis. S. Ernestine 1. 28. October 30. Ohio. born 1889. forty-six. 8. and master of a military school at Tacoma. PatReed. in Licking County. born 1884. (b) Herbert Reed. Barwell. 1902. terson. died August 28. 1842. Joshue W. born January. 1852. in Eugena City. Wis. died September 3. died in Winneconne. Barwell. son of Joseph and Mary. Ohio. of Huron. married Julia Eaton in 1867. George C. was born September 8. July 12. 1848. Reed. Their only child Elver born Reside in Winneconne. born June 24. of Winneconne. Waupaca County. Wash. in . of St. attends high school in Winneconne. died January 17. Reed. Nettie G. Eva G. Portage County.. 1875. Oregon. 291 Oscar A. born in Sylvanna. married F. Reed. 11. who was a member of House of Representatives of State of Washington. Ohio. June 14. 1894.. born February 17. January 16. Margaretta Nicholson. in Tacoma.

. and Homer . aged Their only child. She died while living in Marinette during a sickness in Chicago.. married 1872. Ohio. M.. 1899.. Montana. in 187 1. of Rhinelander. Wis. Fredric Hahn. Idaho. Wis. and T. She was married to Theophilas C. was born in Oshkosh. Edwards. born at Marinette. who Wis. Edwards. they lived for years in Marinette. 41. was born in Toledo. married Jane Howard in Their sons are Brooks Edwards. 1900. Eva Dodge. both of Tacoma. A. 1874. born 1884. 1897. Their children. was born in 185 1. 1894. May 7. born 1887. Mont. 292 Family Genealogy Ninetta H.. born Hamilton. Wis. Ruth N. born in Flintville. born Hamilton. 1873. Wis. Hahn. Hahn. Wis. Alonzo Dodge in Waupaca County. Edwards. many Oscar 1855. Charles Hahn. They reside at Couer de Alene. Wash.

No.. 1902. George. should be No. No. where he died December 18. son of Freegift. have two girls. Edson. No. June 9. had children: . the church and founded the town. who was a carpenter. Sarah Elizabeth. Ohio. 12. William.. born 1866. in 1893 at West Franklin in BradHe was in the ford County. at Trumbells Corners. He was born in 1866. in February 1900. married July. should be No. 1864. 3. No. Logansville. 7. cousin Rosaletta Fleming. its proper The date In line 13 page 32 the name should be Paterson. William L. 7. 8. 4. Pa. and have one boy and one girl. Pa. married John Houghawant of Elmira N. married his ren: 1. and was buried in the family plat He belonged to one of the oldest in the town Newellton. No. 1. and No. born March 19. Fleming. of age. 13. born December 10. at Grover. Logan County. should be No. and No. should be Hattie B. No. 15. Tompkins County. born 1870. Ella. married children. Efhe. Levi. 2. have boy Floyd and Mary. . 3.. married April Alice. born married George Crofutt. William L. N. 1868. No. 2. and No. born Newell of Newellton. 1869. 1. 2. should be Theodore Violette May. He moved to Galeton. born 1879. 1878. should be Carrie E. Tioga County. 9. 3. Lydia. Page 69. should be Bessie a twin to Carrie. No. Rosetta. in 3rd line page 186 should be 1856. died at six years two girls. 8. No. 1. is at home. had four Amasa. Probsco. and now at Grover. Pa. Pa. has childCharles. He owns two civil war where he had two fingers shot off. 6. ninth child of Freegift. 1900. born February 22. 1898. married Solomon Kemper. daughter of Francis. born 12. 6. His grandparents built families in Northern Pennsylvania. No.ADDENDA. Frederick M. Fleming lived in 1878. 1865. and No. 5. 5. married Henry Crayton. born 1886. 1872. Y. Rebecca Ann. Pa. one is Eva. Page 72. 16. 7. 4. Y. 3 should be No 4. farms near his home. 4. should be should be Araminah Matilda and No. born May 12. who Julia Delphins Fleming. Information received too late for insertion in place. 1861. 2.

address. who was born in New Canton. Children: William Resides in Chicago. 3. (b) Russell Grant. Pa. George Edward. 7. January 1. is inches tall. County. Randall La Maar. Mich. Northampton County. rare Frederick Basil. August 20. born Charles.. Mich. Bertha Sohm. in the New York City Hospital (Surgical Department). 4. born at Chicago. 1899. Mary graduated Normal College. Cornell Medical School. 2. she in 1850. 1871. Chicago. born May 29. July 15. 24. 1903. (a) Their children: Ella. died Frederika Marie. 1891. born January 11. J. resides Chapmans Quarries. 2. Etta. weighs one hundred and thirty-four pounds. B. is five feet four Lillian. address. 1876. born April 26. Avenue. born in 1845. 1900. 10. (b) 5. 1. Joe. on a farm. by She was born in Richland County. Rev. Addisin. married March 14. should be Selina Eleanor Fleming. unmarried. May 16.. O. born 1877. Lye 6. He was a soldier in the civil war and has a pension for dis. He was grated in 1848. Mich. 11. 1869. born 1881. 1876. Y. Charles Carmichall. Va. New York City. 1884. died January 26. married at St... 1857. A. 1897. Mertil Ann. He emiability.. who married Anna Maria Hefferman in America... 2. born City. married Martin John William Yeomans. 1883. New York May 303 West Eighteenth Street. 1897. born book business. same address. at same place. at same place. September 4. Pa. at July 10. born June 16. No. Chapmans Quarries. 1888. and unmarried. 1897. 1881.. No. graduated Philips Exeter Academy.294 Family Genealogy. William Henry Harrison Fleming. born May 21. 219 Lenox Carolyn. Page 106. born November 6. Pa. engineer. 1901. Yale College. Minnie. N. born 1888. June 21. 1893. Selina. has dark hair and eyes. Children: Frank Clark. Sexton's father was George Sexton. . William A. N. 1864. 1841. born 1886. (c) Eleanor (d) Carolyn Jane. married. i860. married Susan Naomi Curran (whose father was Scotch Irish and mother German). 111. same address. at Muskegon. 9. 4. resides at Elgin. 1889. musician (piano). Page 76. New York City. 1843.. 1863. born at Escanaba. 8. born Townsbury. Ernest. born 1879. Children: (a) Robert Yeomans. is a dress maker. D. born July 22. born May 9. M. Pa. Address. George Crofutt resides near Carpenter. 5.. resides at Carpenter.. June 3. 1901. Wesley. teaching. Richard Grant Chapman. born May 1. Harry Martin. Page 154. 1893. 1893. where he is engaged in .

April 7. April 17. 1901. born June Address 1455 Wrightwood Avenue. Chicago. reside at Diamond Springs. born at Chicago. Allen Wilson. died January 4. born at Chicago. 1900. 1867. 1896. erecting engineer for the Under Feed Stoker Company at Chicago. the Elgin 295 Charles Henry. resides Chicago. born of English parents in Allegan.Addenda.. October. born there April 7. where she is occupied as a stenographer. born at Chicago. Wash. born Allegan.. 1894. 9. 7. April 9. February 21. born at Grand Rapids. is an engineer at Seattle. 1899. Mich. her present address. after the birth Emma at M. 1875. Harry Arter. 8. 1902. 1870. 4. 1897. 1890. Watch Factory. Harriet C. (b) Harry. 6. 1899. died April io. He is a carpenter and resides at Seattle. Marie Alta. born in Chicago. 1898. March 27. 21. married at Allegan. born in Chicago. Mich. Frank. died February 21. born in Chicago. 1880. Chicago. 1867. Mich. Frank Elmer. Children: (a) Nettie Louise. his residence.. H. married at Chicago. December 21. where she is engaged in her occupation of trained nurse. 16. April 7. September 20. 1878. to Ina Howe. 1872. born at 5.. Clara Naomia. Wash. He is a member Chicago Academy of Science and 1873. 3. April 10. married J. born at Chicago. . Emma Schifrer.. October 13. Mich. Page of 75: Thomas moved to Sodus Point. (c) Percy. Van Middleworth. August 7. and before the birth of Daniel L. December 10. Their only child. 1884. who was born Sodus Point. October 17.


137. George 204. Oscar A. B. Ida May. Eunice. David Brigham. Silas. Isaac. A. 267 204 204 123 283 291 225 208 ther. 226. 88. De Kruyft 236. 137. 40. Rachel Bulfinch. Sarah.. Lois. Hanuah 77 Baulby.. (W) 227. Elizabeth 248. Gaylor 134. Zena 104. 128. 139 Mary L Thomas F. 137. Bibby.INDEX. Emma 205. 45. 290. 36. 103. Anne. 135. Lillie R. 203 Page No. Nathaniel. 45. (H) 205. Andrews.. 236 226 220 219 262. Robert. Horatio 205. 225. Barwell. Lucy Harriett 67 Bagley. 136. B. Olive 226. Walker Gould 243. Elizabeth 2"5B. Andrew Bosslaar. 227. 204. Lydia Angleman. Alfred Baldwin. Sophia. Ithiel 135. Barrens 38. 107 Bounds. S. John 134. 41 Baliol 2 Bodine. 105. Bliss. Clara Barnes 251 Banks. 136. S */filair. Ellen 107 J. 137. 226. Fan- ... 236. Azubab 227. EsMaria. Florence. 205. Clarissa f M. 226. William Bigger. A. Bailey. Clarence. Henry. Wiliam A. 76. Aaron. Olive 226. Anna 43. 136. Henry.. 80 287 193. Sarah G. Albert 205. Elizabeth. Sarah. Wesley 204. John. Blanchard. W. Daniel.. Benedict Armstrong. 19. Gen. Willemena 224 207 Frank Ida Mary. 227... Clarinda 275 269 228 120 135 Branchburg Bruce.. George. Elizabeth Beattie. Isaac. Mary Joel 135. Francis Bible. Sarah 283 Babcock. Garret 204. Baumgardner. Stephen Buell. Robert 79 1 . Ansel P. B 40. Finney 260. Clarinda 104 Atwater. 136. E. H. Leonora. 106 112 261 287 121 Bugbee. Baxter. Abigail. Minnie 137. Stanley. 205.. Alsaphin. Thomas. Ann 260. 70 Fleming 45. Charles F.. Becky Ann 35. Joseph W. Leslie... 227.. Gideon O. Elizabeth 204. Frank. John. 100 Bearing. Alonzo 82. Ida Burt. Polly Fanny 134. Lemuel.. Augustus C. Edward Eva G. Mary. 237. David 35.. George A. Fred Arnold. (Fleming). Eunice Barnum. Alfred. Mary 133. Abigail Blott. Charles. Sarah. Theophilis. Aaron W. Bell.. 227. 291. E Edwards 52 11.. Irene. 86. 275. Lucinda M. Ida Bunnell. Major 125 Anderson. Baker. John R Bentley. Jacob 141. Minnie Blair 137. 250. Polly George 113. 136. Spicer Booth. Wm. Thomas B. Jacob. 37. Walter Bratten. Duane. Abigail. 103 290 Bacon. M. Harriet E. Charles 269 221 Beavery. Mattie 236. Burnett 104.. 75. Robert. John Able. Blommert. Jane.Beard nie L. Nettie G. Will- Bowers. Alfred. Blackner Bolles. Harriet. Allie Beardsley. Rich- Albertson 106. 36.. 250 286 252 130 236 221 Julia Ann.. Nellie 220 Jessie Bulgin. Grace M Barber. Thurston 134. Isaac. Cook 217. Adams. Esther. Royal A. Lucretia J. Jerome Bartlett. Miranda. Mary Jane. Barrett 260. James (Augustus) 226. Jr 106 Baird. 137. Ada L. 277. 10. Bertram. 57 Alexandria Allen.. Isaiah. M 131 Aneke Jans Estate 218 ardson 151. Hannah 245 Ayers. Carrie Amerman.. Arthur. William I.107 Albert. 107. 205. Jacob Andre. 64. Sedora J. Aletha F.. Page No. Magdalena J ard G. M Mary A. Achsa Ann. 27. Hannah 260. Joseph Belvidere 236 278 203 10 39 to 44. David 226. Greenbury W. Barbary 288 Barton. John L. Hannah. S. Lillie. 23. Briggs.. Mary 196 202. S.. 71. Leona. Minnie 204. (others) 245. Barnes 225. Anna 286. 126 125 Mary Harry 278. Ulatia Nellie 277. Viola 289.. 75. Lord Acker. Ada M. Gertrude Billings Bik. James Bidwell. Isaac 59. Laura. J 129 83 131 Brutus Buckley. John M. Ruth 107 Aimer. John. Mary Mr. Abbott. Lennie D.. 12. Hannah. Roswell Black. Jacob 204 Barnet. Charles. Abigail. Dedie. David Bennett. Robert Butler. Eli 133. Asa. Walter 128 Bethlehem. Harriet G. E. Elizabeth Abergelen. William 132. Lucy Orilla. Abner. Johnathan Blodgett. Hulda 251 Burroughs Brown.

218 138 B M.. Gladys E. Mary Jane 2 67 . (J) 203. Frederick 216. 255. 51. Abigail. Edward Hada May Hannah De De De De De De De De Witt. Edward Clary. William 215. 221.. 108. S. . 199 Curran. Honor. Elizabeth Vleigen Bignon. Alydia. Anna Coryell.. Harry 53. Feni254 Chapman. Susan N Cyan.. 195. Eddie S 227 Crane. Blain. 158.. 202. S 220 Carlisle. De Kroyft. Sir John Davidson. Jessie Derrick. John Congdon. Edward min. 263 279 289 Capt. Col. Richard. Jennot P. 202. Cornelia W.. 202. 108. George 129 118 Sarah 294 269 257 1 Cookstown Cook Cross Roads Cook Family Cooke Family 192. Lieut. 108. 106. H. Jobe 192. 201. D. George 108. De Kruift. Wm Dr Steur. Gideon 286. Rebecca A. 201. Chesterfield 199. Samuel 122. 192. Mary 135. Lvdia. 126 Dayid 135. 203. Sarah. Jacob (First) 37. Phillips. 108.. (H) 202. Roy H. Alfred 203. Morris R. 195. Stephen 140. 203 204 252 3 105 108 132 204 223 224 224 223 263 Joanna James Mary 213. 257 204 Call. (A) 192. P. 31. John Margaret 270. 200. Emma.. Cora 216. L. Dr. Joanna 215. Mordacai. Alfred. House 157. Park. (E). Quakers. 201. 192. Sally. 75.. Obadiah 195. 200. 286 142. 217. Abraham C Visser. Wiiliam C 226 Coon. Dayid Davenport. 38. Dalrymple. R. Edmund W. Capt 133 Clevanger. Jas. Elmer. 92. Agnes Curtis. Colorado Deats. 106. A. 14 to 17 37. Sewell. Mary. Mary Lorena Cornwall. Bertha. Cooper. 200. Wm. Marchudel of Curtiss. 217. (Third) 203. Abigail.287. J. Maima V. Clay. Elizabeth Dennis. Page No. Russell 50. Caroline G. L. Raymond. 42 Page No.. James. Henry. 108. Richard A. David II 191 209. 104 Cogansparger. Abigail 253. Phebe Furman 108 Mary 263 263 268 248 224 Christie.Kenaz 284. 221. 42. W. 215.. Elizabeth. Winseak 292. 201. 200 to 203... Vena Bell 203.. Alonzo. Edna 278 278 228 71. Thomas. Rachel 200 to 203. 202.B. John. Lvdia Couill. Melissa Carr. 194. Elijah 192..Sarah. 192. Henry 203. 194. Cassandra Cottrell. Dolson W W. 37.. 215.. Robert C. Col.135 291 Cobb. 298. Kate. A. S. Church. 207 91 Brav. Alice E.. Nelson V. 278. Mabel 202. Charles. 151. (Second). Mary. 192. Eliza 57 67 69 69 194 255 Chester. (E) 202. 196. 195. Elizabeth 250. 200. John. Josephine Kruyft. 200. 191 to 194. 277. Garret 192. 202. 204. Elizabeth 43 to 46. Eva 292. Anna Dean... Mary E. Win. Benjamin 135. George 36. Eliza Cox. Groyer J. Croley. 95. 152. Henry. Dayid B. Alice. 216.. Charles.. Benjamin. 129. R Amanda John 128. Griffin. 129.255. Ellen V. (F) 203. A. Elmer H. Marietta. Ossian 293. 46. Amy Allen 202. Charles F. C. 216 John Abraham Nancy Decker. 192. W. Ansel Cole. A. A. Sally 203. Case. Clappel. Effie. Joseph >Y. (Fifth) 202. 36 Crofutt. Mary Corles. Y. Alexander. Edith M. G.. Charlotte 208 Caldwell. 215. J.. Lorella M. Anne 203. John Copeland. 278. Cook. H. Edgar G. John Cornell. 227 71 293 128 Cratchley. 202. Mary Childs.. Thomas Marr Coggan. 215. (Second) 194. S Clarabut. Catlin 289 Carter. William 285. Flor- Harriet Coffin. 216. 193 to 201. 1.. H. 200 to 202. (V). John. Isaac B. 209. Mary E. Andreas. Davies. Mildred Donald. Amanda. 294.298 Dr Index. 40. Col. Caroline James Polly 130. Peter 195. William W. (Third) 195. Stanley. R. Henry Con*e. Dunbarton Castle Drake. John 192. F. Remer. Sary 192. 248. Crayton. (R) 203. 195. Abram Brinne. 130. Grace E. John 4 140 Anna 106. William (First) 191. Mervin. 11.. Nettie 260. 293. Penelopy 192.. 195. M. 294. C. 41 Charles Emma. Benja283 248 Sarah Pennel Mary 92. Anna L ence A. R. Harriet J. Lucy D. F. Floyd Crawford Lydia. Sarah (J) 202. 194. 259. 216. Phebe 195.55. Antoney 192. Dr.. Charles G. 202.. Harry 219. Sarah. Able. 203. George. more Corbin. Anna R. Martha P. Margaret 288. Leintje Coonrod. Eleanor S. D Mary Civil War Circle. Amer. 12. 202. Chestnut Barrens 40 Clark. (W) 202. Cook. 268. D. 129.. Lucy 201. 202. Nathaniel. Capt. Elizabeth Dodge. Oleo B. John Churcher. Sarah S. Mason... George 69. Rebecca Denver. W. General Carpenter. Elmer Benjamin. Corby. D 57 Cliff..

263.285. Julia 268. 45. L Fitzharris Fenton. Louisa 258. 31 to 39. 105. 258. 75. M. David 15. 253. Henry 254. Sarah. Joseph 250. Soloman 253. Joseoh 235. 251. 261. 77 to 87. 64. (C. (Haney) 46. 21. 240. Rachel. Beriah 256. 259. 251. 76. 113. Cynthia. 289. 250. Robert 248. Eulah L. Susan C. (see Lawson) 57. Elisha 253. 113. Albert 227. 10. Joshua 249. Edith 291. Sarah 257. Jannie 252. 262 269 272 277 Ada 264. Bessie 91. Carshean 260. Martin J. 289. (A. 289. 113 (Beatty) 103. Granville 258. Ernestine Gertrude 289. John Calvin. 289. Norman. Aaron B. Han- nah 272.) 289.) 252. Catherine 248.) 259. Archibald 104. 259. Frank.) 72. 288. 3 Erie Canal 49. 103. Darwin E. 68. Achsa. 249. Hattie 262. 9. 17.. Harriet B. Welthy 258. 252. 253. (M. (B. Noble H. Ole Alton 263. Ruth A. 50 Erickson. (F. Caleb 253. David 259. Angeline 105. M. 252. 44. Myron 252. 204. 69.) M. (first) 10. Keziah 256. 107 110. Arthur Fycham. (R. Martha 249. 290. Cyrus 257. Mr. Rufus 250. Phebe 256. Almira 103. Harry. (H. John 291. Lenna 257. 71. 248. Ednyfid Fanning. (J. 164 to 268. 46. 251. Wilv 259. 258. Lord of Fort Constitution Fort Lee 3 1 Rhoda Flemington French. Carl C.. Pollina 258. Joanna Foster. Frederick Norton 268. John Fleming. 293. 247. Asher 86. 252. 259. George 262. Ann W.) 263. Charles G. Captain Clara N. 254. 289. 31. L Deidama Ann Emma 76.S. Deborah Freeborn. (N. Clarissa 41. M. Arsenath 256. R. Julia 219 Elmore. Allen 288. 261. P Eastman. 255. Lucinda 251.) 262. Earl Peck 263. 90. Grandison. Daniel 72. 262. Lillias 288. 292. 69. 251. 260 to 262. 258. Alfred 104. 255.) 252. (W. David. 250. Elizabeth 248 to 251. John 248.) 64. 256.) 254. Almira. 112. 258. 106. 293. Chloe 259. 249. 257. P Ellis. Orson O. Bieda 264. Isaac 251. Uriah 256. Deidama Deliah Cora 65.). 103. Arther M. Joel 251. 258. Homer 292. 71. Jared 69. 43. 76.) 293. Williams 288. 253. 258. 88. 57. 17. Ben. Georgiana 263. 288. Irene 250. Florence 289. Abigail 262. 68. Abraham 256. Mercy 25. J. 263. 238. 67. 11. Ninetta H. mie C. Timothy W. Bethuel256. Abendago. (A.) 254. 250. James 288. Harley. Katharine 253. Jasper N. Deliah 255. (W. Warren W. (G. 291. Mar.. Elizabeth Dyson. Dorathy 263. Furness Abbey Fulwood. 256. M. Joshua 288. 67. 253. 252. Elijah Goflee 251.. 291. 293.) 288. John C. 110. 253. L. (L.) 263. Newman Newton Martha 1. 260. 17. Page No. 251. Queen Edwards. (C. Achsa Ann Aaron W. 289. Barton 289. 40 to 46. Andrew. 104 Fleming. (F. Benjamin 249. Catherine 76. Stephen S Earl of Wigton nell. 33.Index. Azrilla 87. Caroline 107. 264. (S. Edwin 262 (E. II. 256. 262. 295. Margaret 256. Alenson 258. 45. 34 34 113 57 64 69 69 87 Thomas Asa.. Zenas 257.) 289. 291. Robert. 34 to 39. 249. Henry F. 253. 1 12. 103. Jessie. Governor 10. Charles J. Oliver 250. Asenath A. 255. to 259.) 289. 248.. (Lance) 104. Elizabeth. Henry 259. Amanda 252. 22. Hannah Hemen mima Norman Nancy Meshaeck. Hannah 288. Eleazer 250. Sophia 254. 19. Alden M. Be- Appolona 260. 90. 77. 254. Shadriack. 286 Finney. 253.) 263. 253. 289. 77. (L. Ina 263. 255. Alonzo 251. 256. Mary 262. 112. 91. 263. 72. 256. John. Eliza 288. 94. Delia 112. Amelia 109. Ruth 289. Chas. Amanda Ford. 259. Narcisia 259. 249. Aletha 107. Nellie 291. Fillmore. William 249. 250 127 140 221 1. Sylvester 257. Mother 247. Car- rie 112. Helen 268. Rachel 236. 69. 85. 251. Charles 10. Arthur B. 256. Stanley F 91 282 Elliott. Lydia 250. F. 250. 263. 103.. 255. Esther Cor- Marion Phebe. (M.56.. 252. 255. Phillip. Eva Emma . 2. 258. 53.) 291. 49 to 51. (B. T. Anne 251. 254. 262. Fairy 263. 262. (see Har- linda 250. Delphiena vay). Aretus B. Gabriel 248 Fuller. 256. 291 Eaton. Nathaniel 252. Eleanor 260. (S. Eliza 258. Anson. 76. (J. 82. Dunham. Ann. (others) 112. 262. 223.) 108. Alison G. Jas Dublin School Douglass. 256. 41. Abbott Ellerson F. 251. Allen 295. Alexander 15. 43. 37. Anne. 248. Alex Stewart 254. 30. Jane 255. 251. Mark Flomerfelt. 58. Hartley 255. Miranda 251. 104. 289. L. 39.v 288.) 251. Samuel 249. Harry 259.Abigail. Esther 289. Brooks 292. Zachariah 108 Followell. Isabel E. 252. Joanna Hephzibah .) 254.) 259. Lauretta 264. Francis. 260. Zina 256. E.) 72. 299 Page No. H. Julia 259. Elizabeth. Amasa 295. 259. Roderick 263. 260. 12. Solon H. Judah 269 Elizabeth. Josiah 255 to 258. (A. (W. 107.) 72. (Cook) 35. Charlotte 69. Lidea251. 69. Albertine. (Readin^ton) 38. Jonathan 248. Johnson 251. (of Bethlehem) 29. 27. Thomas. 86. Finney. Henrietta Forrester. 29. 64. 252. (Hart) 41. Oscar A. Erastus 251. P. Roland P.) 255. Ar83. Seth C. 254. 257 Eldred. Je256. 252. 95 to 99. 263. 253. Jeremiah 249. Ella. (J. Sackett 251. Russell 289. Armi W- Asa Agnes Aramina 4. Philander Francisca.

49 to 53. Minor (see Araminor). 10. 88. 23. Beatrice 10. 107. (Sir) 1. Priscilla. 111. Hester A. Josias 15. Milo A. 31. 60. Eleen 28. (Readington) 57. (Ann) 84. 43. James Girard. (others) 110. 17. 285. 85. Sarah Gleason. 87. Adelaide. Rev. Jacob C. 91. Sir Michael Le Knight 3. Anna Lucy. William May Lawshe Mark Mark Myron Mary 87. 72. Elizabeth F. 201. Preston 107. Ill. 87.) 69. Thomas Hall. 88. 85. M. H. 30. John 69 69 Henson. 6. Percv 295.) 109. Hanna 38. Susan Hafton. (others) 3. Martha Gilmore.) 72. 67. 293. 69. 91. 201. Esther Ann 83. 23. Rosaletta 293. 11. 43. Harold O. 109.52. 37. Henry. 109. 82 to 85.) 34. Gille B. 9. (of Oxford) 35 to 46. 90.) 3. 109. (E) 295. Melvin C. 105. Marie Alta 295. 81. Frederick L. (Augusta) 86. Hanna. 87. William John 90. 77. Simeon. 99. Mabel V. Joseph W. 293. 53.) 294. Harriet P. 93. 30. 109. 82. 293. 64. (of Pattenburg) 64. 92. 89. 23. 59. Fanny Goe. H. Jonas. Mildred 72. (H. John (Col. 32. Clarissa (see Harvey). 60. 64. 109. 87. 7. Thomas 283. 25 to 27. Ida H. 19. Kingslev M. Godfrey 71. 88. Lucinda M. Flora M. Jacob 262 264 132 2 42 Mary T. (Lord Chief Justice of England) Hazen Church 38 to 40. Le235 256. (A. Mary. 77. 86 (W. 109. 39. 109. 113. 113. 107. (M. Ill. uel 19. 64 to 68. 110. 25. H. Clarissa Hart. 56. 85. 69. 71. 36. Olive A. Hon. John Hopewell Township 35 38. 108. 69. 71. 109. Margaret 46. Eleanor (Rutledge) (others) 31. Wesley 107. Catharine 280 Gleaston Castle 3 "Great Divide" 4 Grandine. 88. 46. 36. 33. 22 to 31. 38. John. Joseph M. 38 to 41.. 63. Milford. 85 Graham. 15. Sophia.3°° Fleming. Mary. 19. 12. 38. 39. Family 63. 84 Margaret. 33. 84.) 72. (of Sodus) 295. Joanna (Haney) 45. (Franklin) 77. Adam. Harvey. Index. 34. 112. Brink Haver. D Gunn. (Archbishop) 3. 112. 80. (others) 58. Abraham Amy 202. Peter. 112. FranFrank P. 145. 85. (Second) 39. (Green) 83. 72. Elizabeth. 36.) 85. 45.) 104. Helen 99. Levi 67. Asher. Sir Sanford 8. 21. 282. Valera 72. 103 (M. B. Rosetta 10. Jacob 33. 99 to 110. 18. Holyrood Palace Halcomb. (Jr.) 76. 52.) 106.) 58. 86. Dr. Tylee 202. 65. 91. Roxena 103. 92. 84. 45. Kate 112. Lizzie 107. Pocahontas descendants 9. General 123. J. Herbert M. 66. 76. 46. Elizabeth F. 64. (Wesley) 44. 109. Edson 67. 49. Miriam Nettie L. 131. 90. C. 106. 58. 2. 59. Isaac.) 106. 101. Walter 219. Jeremiah 33. Joshua Luke Lawrence 33. (E. (F. 33. Page No. 45. 71 Sarah Houston. 108. 103. Julia Delphins 69. Carrie. 46. 104. 293. (J. 43 .) 3. 51. Mary 103. 137 Gates. Josephine (Irene) 107 (W. 89.) 104. Lyman R 134. 41. (Caroline) 106. 31. 68. cis E.) 109. 68. Joanna Isabella. Isabelle 113. Harford. Violet 112. Selina E. Hannah Gibson. Hagaman. Matilda E Holly. 107. Robert 15. Wm. 38. 154. (Ann) 109.. 27. 15. 55. Fleming. (Col. 294. 284. 87. 7. 71. Mercy 23. Dr. Ida R. 69. Esther 32.. Ellsha M. (F. (Pennington) 43. (Le) 1. 293. 103. 202. 109. 284. Tylee 41. (H. Elizabeth 45. (Cook) 9. 39. 59. 72. 21. Ira 87. George F. H. 85. 93. Robins 21. 77.). Eleanor. (E. Orin A. 99. (M. C. 10. 112. Moses H. 295.) 108. 64. Harry 295. 112. Louisa J. 295 87. 22. Lewis (C. to 92. Warren Housel. 45. HadleV. Ida A James Margaret 45. Gallowav. Grant. 100 41.) 106. Paul 8. Thomas 67. 57. 71. 33 to 35. Andrew. Edith J. George 140. 109. Dr Hanev. 61. Sarah. 45.. 104. (others) 15. (W. 60. Richard 33. 46. 103. 12. 71. 26. Hazlett. 38. 104.) (H. M 219 219 221 Gilbert. 44 to 61. 63. Nellie Hanger. 66. 10. Ann W. Maria 103. 106. 12. 72. 64 67. 83.. (Governor) Grace 103.) 77. 103. L. (Sir) 9. 58. Gen. 51. 85. Menzo E. 35. Theodore 112. 285 Green. 201. 31. 23. 71. 84. 103. 294. 72.) 72. Ame Alide 62. Job 85. 293. 67. Percy. 103. Lena 72. 287. 67 to 72. 113. (Mae) 107. 57. Freegift Richard 64. Lucy. 72. 255 hah. Charity 45. (P. Elijah D. S. 8. 73. 88. 112. 19. 17. Eunice 112. 63. 69. 35 to 37. 48. Jane 82. Stephen 33. 32. 33. 101. Ellen 1U8. 30. 59. 11. 87. 88. Sarah 36. Nancy Maria 264. Crane Griswald. 46. Eliza 94. Hays. 57. 64 86 67.. Mary E. Harvey 106. Jennie 86. (of Cookstown) 15. 60. 45. 27. 58. 102. 15. Jessie Helen. 293. U. (E. 99. 3. Malcolm (the Weaver) 64. 85. 293. (First) 10. Lucius. 41. 106. George. (Sir) 2. 97. Myrtle D. 71. 86. Honest 90. Marv Emanuel 77. (A. Nettie Gosnell.78. 287. Celinda Josiah 41. Sam- Henry VIII Hogland. 102. (dau. 112 to 114. 17. Joseph Warren 34. 45. 87. 64. Michael (Bishop) 8.) 3. 13. 66. 24. Anna 48. 101. Jonas M. 107. Page No. Rebecca 28. 112. 77. 236. Wm : 129 269 57 20. (A. 103. Andrew. Matthew. 11. William 91. 21. (First) 10.. 74 to 77.) 295. 75. 281. James Nancy 83. 36. 102. 49. Alexander 71 Graves. 162. 24. 36. 38. 61. 84. 87. (third) 103. 113. 89. 60 (see Baird). 74. 29. Peter G. Harriet J. 85. 54. 88. 112.

C. Sarah Harshaw. Elmer L. 137. Roxana gail L. Olin B. 119. Houghawant.. 124.. 132 to 135. Hester Lewis. (Jane) 150. 139. Fannie Lodes.!!. Robert 118. Michael. 130. Addie G. 139 to 150. Cornelia F. Lowry. 133. 275.. lotte. (Second) 120. Clara M. 146. Linlithgow 115 Leonard. 190.) 129. CharB. 258 LeRoy. Jac Sutherland 254 James IV. 274.. Mary Hefferman. 125.. Publius Virgilius (Sr. 190. 127.. Jane B. Emeline 128. Earnest W. M. 132.. 125. 135. Fanny Asa 70. 43 301 Page No. 131. Polly 134. Thos. 131. 57 293 Harvey. 134. 244. Eugene L. 130. 121.. 121. Anna L. Walter 228 to 234. 127. 92. 186. Howard. Nathan Kendall 149. 128. Helena Hemingway. Margaret 121. John S. Samuel S. Elias. Ella. 57. B. Susie M. Maria E. (S. Daniel W. 149.. Laura G.) Henderson. 12 Larg Lindsey. 32. 120. Lincoln College 3 15. 115. 160. Harris. Susannah 118. A. 128. John. Amy Hicks. Edith 128. 189.David 118 119. J..) 127... Frederick George (N. Harold K. Rev. Anna. Harriet L. 135. Bridget. Henry H. 128. Caroline 128. Orin 135. Mai-y L Kinnecut. 135.. Emma M. Alonzo E. Ruth 125 126 Theo. Joseph. 118. 185. Viola Bell Howe.) 132.. Leo W. Monroe C. Elizabeth. Charles E. 133.. Charity 249 227 57 81 James S. (E) 139. Ruby. Jacob. 2. 136.. Louise Harrison. (M. Houk. Florence. Asa Lyman Mathew Nancy Jophet. (C. Hickory Tavern Hingent' R 128. 145. Verna Jackson. (Third) 120. 128. Amy 125. Pauline. Margaret. 137. 292 135. Elizabeth Hammerskold. Isabel 120. 125. 129. 190. Donald 130. Matthias 244. 127. Joseph M. 124. Jessie. Albert J. Susan 127. 155.Index. John 79. seph 133. 130. M.) 53. W. Solomon 237 260 36 125 126 264 152 158 254 293 Roxana Rhoda Kerwin. 57. 132. Hilda". 45. John..) 127. (H... Esther 118. 127. Ellen 185. Chas. Sessions 135. Jane 292.) 132.. 139. 131. 121. N.. Jannet 115. 149. 159. Pit 68 221 Elmer F. 137. 135. S Hitchcock. 40. Richard Roger C. Lovisa Louisa 118. Haase. Raymond H Lane. 129.. 133. 159. 290 295 202 216 M. (Paul) 119. Roxy. Martha 120. Little. Geo Hoffman...". 118. 149. 293. Nicholas 53. (Jr. 133. John Lompings. 119. Lillian 190. 130. 63. Kendel Knowles. Frank E.137 135. 127. Edwin N. 145. 236. Page No. David 18. Ann W A M 278 283 283 294 129 Daniel Ledyard. H. 135. Casper L. (First) 115. Rev.. Rev. Nehemiah Henry. Ruth. 149. (Captain) 125. Lydia Hahn.. Rebecca 120. 129. 140. Ira 125. Lydia. O.) 185. 97. 190. 147. the Wilt- Anna Bela Ebenezer 120. Howard. P Lewis.. 275. Mehitable 121. 133. N. Thos. Samuel Laudon. Evangeline 131. 137. 125. Almira F. 186. 125. 132. 127. Nearella C Horton.. 132. 260. 130. Lavvshe. Nells Lattin. Mary 250. 40. Sarah Jane Hyde. Henry S. John Keyes. Donald 203 203 203 206 252 263 L. T. Abi- Benjamin Elizabeth. Jacob. Nathan Holman. 186 to 190. 137 128 126 108 Lawson. 119. Kenneth F. 127. 135. 118. Ezra Erastus 128. Cornelius S Kemper.. (Fields) 128. Allen E. 81. Alice M. L. 125 to 127 (C) 119. C Hiscock. Esther Lockwood. 120. 136. 128. Jas. Frederick. Michael H. 149. V. Percy Vilas 190. Judson.Doris.. 276 Inchmahone 2 Ives. S. Joanna King.. Marion F. Paul 118 to 120. 131. John 149. 246. Grant. 150. C. Edith. 121. 139. Carrie B. Marjorie H. 129.. 128. 2. 129. 273 to 275. 135. Grace. J. 150. Alford Adeline 128. George Hopkins. Phebe 115.. Phebe Loveland. Amos Holland Hynsdale. 132. 124. Elizabeth 53. 129. Charles Houghton. Flora A Hay. Flora H. W. 119. Holloway W. 150. Druella L. 158. 119. 133.. Harvey M. Cyril Kinney. shire 244.. 150. 220 237 257. Cortland 135. Alice. H.. Caleb 125. 119. Jennie (M. (E) 118. 185. 121. Col. 127. James Joanna Laura Juteland Jones.Tilly 202. 58. Mark S. 119. 157 to 167. 131. 131. C. 129. Justus V. 242. 119. Margaret. T. 125. Hannah James Harman W. Ira R. 139. 244.. E. Mary E 85 Linaberry. Samuel 120. 118. 37. 118. 139. 128.. Elisha Helen F. 129. Sarah 118. M. J. 130. Emeline Kitchen. Joseph 275. Wallace 70 251. T. 263 Hackett. Esther 112 to* 114. Alford T. Mary Johnson. Ida L. 119. 130. 133. 126. 149. Hubbard. Cooper. Hunt. Jo133. Julia A. Esther 245 Irving. Paul T. Jas. Edward Luke. V. Anna Hamilton. Helen E. 245. Christie. Mary. 132. Ina Hyde. 134. John Hyatt. Thomas . 128..40 M. 160. William 106. 203 212 214 217 217 Heflin.

Maurice D. (A. 282. Sarah.. Theoda. 209. Willemene 212. 88 Misner. John Pomroy. 214. 207. . Samantha 45. Caroline. 213. William Mitchell. Mann.. Thomas Theodore 221. McNall. Lariana Frederick 281. Frederick M. Dana Pillister Edward 121. Page No. 2.Malcolm W. H Mattock Monroe. 207. Eleanor. (G) 58. 68 69 69 73 120 121. 223... John Thomas. William 112. 224. 220. Charles P Byron. Wm. William Nevins.. Samuel 135 Abraham Menasha Moody. Ma'ilda Mary May. 257. Lucinda 220. Metho- 115 23. 215. William 215. William Mores. Elizabeth A 155 Prall. Rebecca 28. Noyes. 151. Masonic Lodge 56. Portz. Jonathon 283. 148. 125. Kaatje 223. Lawson Lawson Co Lawson and Webster Lawson Canal <fe 115. CharJes W. Mercy. George F. Andrew 63. Origin Philo. Mathews.. Sarah McAlpin. Robert (Y. Mary 254.. Pattenburg 63 Paterson. Amazia. 282. 115. 32. 38.) 282.. Ella.l20 Procious Prescott. Page No. Virgilius N. Index. .250 Porter. Grace 106 Philhower. Hubrecht 206. Clan ence E. 221. Mary Ann . 288 289 Parks.. 221. N. . John F. 76. Robert Moore 108. 284. Abiah M Munger. Martha. Elizabeth 206. 214. 282. Minnie. Phebe Macksou. Abigail. Ninth Baronet Park. Freda Potatoes Pittstown Perry ville Pultneyville dist 41. Mercy. 57 285 75 214 128 76 McDaniel McLean. Thomas 280. Peper. 224. Mary 221. Rufus. Jan 207. Florence B 203 237 254 282 Joseph. Mary Peer. James 128. Sarah. 255 254 57 120 85 Charles. 60. John Mountjoy. William Parsons. Mary 253 xMaatie. 280. 221. Jannetje 207. James 268. Lyman E. (B) 221. 40. (K. Jacomina 207.214. Robert. Eliza Ann 214. Patten.. Edwin. Thankful. 293. 282. 221. 281.. Rachel.243 rine 281. Carl Horace. Milo F. 212. 35. Makeem. Murdock. Wm. Mary Penrhyn. 43 Samuel John. Lncinda A.221. Abigail Morton. Lord Mary Queen of Scottland Mounier. Lewis Metier. Randall La Maar 294. 93. Mary E 214 245 248 249. Ernest. 215. William 116 31 130 137 Paul. Militia 57. Henry Osborn. Fanny 220. Edward Gov. Mary. 145 45. Mary.)281. Faith 193. Elizabeth. Wilhelinena 149. 242.K. K Mac Neill. Thomas Patterson 112.. Cornelia>224. 154. William A. Samuel. 57. Benjamin 287. 125 Church 59( Cemetery 58. 282. John. Lucy Ann 276. Lillian. Ephriam Mann.277 "Mary and J >hu'" Ship 285 Munn. 113 28. Florence. 282. Isabella. 224. John. 149. John A 204 McFadden. F.Newell. Margaretta Oberlin College 262. 142. Etta. Catha280. and Jones 161 L Nutting. 40 40. 116. 207 38. ElizabethK. 216. Benjamin. 221. 291. Addison. C. 221. Thomas Peck. John 286. Edward A. Charles 221 Matilda of Flanders 4 162 164 172 259. 217. Elizabeth Alva 256.. Susan C 204 Phillips. 223. Charles. 280. Rev. George McClary. 224. 135. 217. Luther McClane. Maatje 223. 221. 293. Walter. Harriet 282. Abigail 287. (Third) 207. 224. Edwin 220. Louise 1 McCarthy. John Merell 104.) 129.)242. Ellen M. 59. 260 262 276 New Hampshire Grants Nims. 214. 287 Miller. Harry P Ostrander. Louisa. Elijah Niles. 207. 287.. rick 224. Nancy 161 Amanda 206. 224. Jas 94 104 106 109 Phelps. 260 261 Newton.. Janet. Maria C. Pratt. 212. Selelina H. Nathaniel. 119 to 124. Louis A. Frank 119 Post. (Jr. 120 4 267 3 35. 213.. H William Nelson M.3° 2 Lawson.41 145. 291.. Byron Nichols.AnneA. Sarah Ann McKenzie McHarg.. Wilmot H. James R. Thomas^ Elizabeth 87. Pieter 224. HendJonna Crayna 141. 220. (Second) 207 to 223. 214. 220. Anna. Alexander. Charles. Judge J. F. William 287. Virginia Merriman. Godfred Nicholson. Jane 263 272 287 291 Oxford Oxford Furnace Oostzouburg Oldham. Isaac. 193.) 126. James H. 218. 221. (A. 224. 223. 253 248 264 269 271 G. 53. Nathan 103 Price 106. Adriana 220. Leintje 224. 242. 38. 213.. Rachel Matheson. Joseph Metcalf. Nathaniel Jr. Esther. Magdalena J. Pettinger. 39 206 130 206 290 116. Phebe Joan52 71 na Pop. Mayette Martin 221. Mathew. Esther Mount Pleasant Church Mix. 88. Flor- Phinney — See Finney Pope. Benjamin. William Moses.

La129. Anna 249 Todd. Jessie Marion 277. Geo. 250 Reuben 59.. 218. 220. 14. Polly 135. 50. Carrie B 220 Robins.) 220. Toogood. Thomas. Col. 221. 120. 151.. Rice. 248. John. Earl of 134 4 Emma E. Runyon. 133 30 Robinson Robeson 67. O.. S 70 Rathbun. 103. Hannah Thurston. Chas F Slayton. 132 134. Amos Benjamin 49. 258 269 285 287 Sweezey. Anna. John 236 36. L. 225 David. Mary H. Emma L 251. Sydney S Rodenbaugh. E. 91. Teetor. Harriet 226. Henry Dudley Sarah Sohm. 277. Silas J. John. P 107 128 135 Rogers.. Edgerton. H. Emma Stewart. 151. 195. L. Page No. W Renhart. 154. Thomas.. John Smilie.. Thankful Laurenz 76 4. Sears. 59. Jonathan 81. Newton B. 91. 65.. Phebe Remington. Lemuel 225 Smith. Dennis. 219. Rhoda 283. Henry B Southwood. James Mary (J. Bertha Schiffer. John. John 12. Elizabeth William R. Wm. T. 286 294 295 277 Ella 290 Stebbins. Harriet Strong. Jonathan 128 Trowbridge. Reuben.) 279 121 40.01ive.. Olive. Herbert. 116.. Ruth. Newton Dora 155. 71 113 119 127 128. 76 197 133. 216 270 276 237 45. 67. George David F. Nancy Whiting Tibbets. Shearer. Marjorie. William Richards. 211. Norton 237. Sally. 220. Eliza Carrie. Arthur J. Kate 69. 160. Dr Ridley Root. N. S E Wm of Lucy St. Nellie 291. Clara A. Matilda iam 104. 220. Amasa. Mary A Stalham. Norton Z. 39 Starkweather. Julia Sackett. Sarah 64. 219 219 220 235 1 203 221 William A. Snell. C. 133. 33. Abraham Tyrone.. Samuel ry 226. 138. 29. 67. Frank S. 218. W. 76 70 253 155 225. Almira E.. | Alexander 149. Margaret Shroap.. Shrewsbury Quakers 194. Cecil. Bertha. Ella A. Louise N Thather 50. 227. 294 288 202 203 203 204 Edwin O. Mary L Servoss. Margaret Randall. Stiles. Helen J.138. Sarah L. J. Frank W. George Swope. J. 73. 196 to 198. Morris D. Mary. Elmer M.. Mag Sodus 53. John Mary 289. Mercy S. 152. Eleanor 28. Shepard. Helen. Sexton. P. Perry S. Quinlan. M Mary Squeb. Annette C Sheldon. 70. (C. Thomas. Mary 10 Southern His. Others. Nellie Stolp. Dr. Frederick 210. Geo. Hannah. 75. Joseph. Fred S. if Richardson. Herbert L. F. M. Rebecca. E. L. B. 260 285. Silas L. 50. Royal House Turkington. Patience. Gerret 209. Seaforth. Wm. A. 153. Peleg Rebecca Roderick the Great Rockwell. 220. 128 Shakers Society Tavlor. 204. Elizabeth Sanford. Quick — See Cook Family. War King Ross. Elizabeth 67. 66 69 Roby. 69.. 137 57 216 32.) (L. 75. 237. Seth Springer.. Daniel C.. Mayor William 146. W 48. Eunice. 133. Thompson. Marie. Henrietta. F. David 65.. Barony 4 Rush. John Sessions. William 65. Charles M. Mabella Stark. Reed. Geo. Flora C.286 282 285 Shoemaker. Robert Scott. Warren C. 91. 264. S. Gov. Lulu M. Lydia H. 220. Andrew Swever. Hannah J 269 Tudor. Emma.. 37. Shermer. Rowland. 121.Index.Alexander. 36. 74. Isaac. Malcolm 67. P. Hugh W. Sarah 67. Anna 52. Amy H. 217. Sarah Tiffany.. 254. Searls. 107. Germain Slane. C. 67. Amasa 76 Trewin. 52.. Arthur. 1 Sidden.153. Floyd Search. D. 74. Nettie. Aaron F.. 68. 151. 119 Twist. Mr. Rebecca L'Rutledge. 57 Reeves. Arthur Edna. Elizabeth. Peter M. H William 153.) 219. Morris : 291 202 Schuyler. 150. 129. Achga. Jennete 262. Cora... Catherine F.. 217. 95 Semple. Frank H. 91. 64 to 68. 201. Pearl Shatter. 154. S. J. Sophia 66. Lois B. Hariett. Emma Rhodes. 153. Eleanor 237. Hannah. Eva 218. Eliza A.. Stephen Ripley. James 66.. Elizabeth 149. 150.. Nor- Hen- man (M. John Subine. James. Anne. 218 to 220. John D. B. John 223 225 248 128 257. J 77 Rich. Lena Strong. 218. A. 201. Anna. Mary Revolutionary Scarborough. 217. L. G.. Amy G. 2 Robert II. Charles. Frank Rittenhouse. 106. 286. 49. A Rounsaval. Isaac. John bor 70. Horace Riddle. Sarah.. Lucern 121 Trumbull. Lord 2.. 180. Lena 219. Hannah. Whitfield 67. Joseph P. 228 3°3 Page No. George C. Will250 254 249 252 214 W. Ambrose V. Elver. Joseph 149. Alphens Union . Leonard.. 148. A.

Vose. Mary Jane. Abiather. Samuel. Louisa. 276.. (W. 85 Josephine Elton 256 Warner. Mary Emma 290. William 260. Lydia 245. 261. 236. (B. Herbert. 68. Maud Amy. Nettie 259 Wheeler. Marian. 203.. Jennie 277. Andrew. G 32. 71. 276. Isaac. Irving W.MaryAnn 280. See C. Effe. Malcolm.. Margaret 270. Delia Rene. Wyman. Williams. Page No. J. Hyram 275. Woodward. (A) 237.) 277. 236. Lydia 274. Homer.. James B. B. Edwin T. Leo 204. 274. Benjamin 265. 262 194 206 247 133 216. Lorella. An- Underwood.. 242. EdJ. Fred B. Abraham. V. Horace Helen 277. A.) 277. Col. 277. 237. 243. Jemima 122 Wales. 189. George. Betsey W. H. Minnie. Edith C. Adam. Marv 276. N. John. 275. Richard G.. Anna. Joshua 235.) 237. Joana. 275..) 269. Page No. (See Babcock. John. 288. 242. Susannah. H Van Alstine. Walton. Angeline Whitney. Lydia. 278. 237. Emma 104. David Abigail. H. Elizabeth. Frank Yeomans. Samuel 288 Willet. Sarah 70. Elizabeth 237. William. George 260. Capt. H. 237. 276. Aaron B. 237. Abel. 275. Isaac 189. 271. Marion Vail. Almira E. Sarah 288 Wilson. Waters. 242.) 189.) 274.) 277.) drew J. 277. 88. Gladys. Sarah 235. Edmond. Joseph E. 36 236. 5 64.) 271. 133. California. Charlotte 237. 279. Clara. 276. 274. W. J. Utley. (W. Scott. William (McK. Mercy Weller. Harrv M. Samuel Wright. 203. William 1812 War of 203. Carl. Emma Augusta. Joseph. Hannah F. (F. Greenburv 235. 274. 236. Eddie. Gov. Mary A Upham. Rachel Woodford. 209. Aaron. Frederick J. 277. Russell Weinman. F. Lillian 236. Hannah Watts. 287. Bertha R. 196. (Col. Perry 275. 263. Emma F. Jere237.249 Washburn. 71. 106. Stephen 258. 275. Ashbel Whitney. 277. George 276. Joanna. Isaac 271 283 Wilcox. Carola. Eliza ward Hendon James miah L Ada Mary Malynda Nancy Naomi Reuben Thomas Addenda Mary Ann Young. 57. James 276. 274. Ellen. . John Portz 88. Lulu E. 140. E. Samuel 270. 214. Charles 276. 242. Peter 203. 226 263 272 3 107 101. 237. (R. 236. and A.. 271. 277. Benajah 272. Merritt 277. Elsie C Vermont. Flora B. (C. 277.) 236. DeWitt Robert 280. M. Keziah Whipple. (Sir) 269. Samuel C Winders.) 274. 107. Elizabeth Welcheren Island Welch. 275. Helen May. Daniel. Lorenzo D. Marial 275.. Geo 218 Waggonner. Jemimie. 164. Eaton 275. Isaia 272. 288. Elisha. 260. B. Adeline. Jedediah Lucy A. Mertie A. Horace M. Richard. 222 Washington. Elizabeth.. 75. 236. Sally 216 Wilber. Mary Van Middleworth. 294. Myrtle 203. Mariah 276. Charlotte R. Elizabeth. Joseph 272. Allen. H. B 15. J. 17 Williamson. Clifford 277. Margaret 46. Robert of Roxburv 269. Caroline. Catherine Cecil. Sarah Vickery. Oliver 276. Emogene. Admiral. W. Eva Whitmore. 237. (T. Martha. John. Walter F. C. Eleazer the Lost Dauphin 270. organized Virginia Van Natta. Susan 204. 70. J 43 Walton. Timothy Wvllys. Gib. 236. 274. Jessie. Francis S. 102 295 275 274 207 287 Emma Edward Ephriam. Thomas. H. Levisa. Richard. 146. Frank. 70. Lewis 236. 250 286 59. Fred.. Warren Verdoorn. 141. John 270.. Keziah 135.. (F. (W. Sarah 71. 269. I. Alonzo. 16.. Janet 115. Abraham.3°4 Ulster Index. J. Tylee 195. Pearl E. Maud 290 Wilmer. 210. Alonzo.. Charles 214 Wilkinson. John. 282. Sabella. Minot259. Ann J. Augustus. Louisa C. Nellie May. Sarah. 214. George C. Joseph. 280. Anna White A. Cordelia. John 235. 274. Florence J. Stephen 270. 225 113 133 Warner. Rufus W. 217 236 253 249 104 219 216 Wood. Frederick. B Van Whv. Frank H. 70. 276. Wilkins. 237. 237. Solomon Webster.. Rachel 236.) 277. Nancy M. Philip 260. 275. 236.. 243.