Padget article from Cutters  

**Note from VHT:   Please note the corrections submitted by Sandy Goodspeed listed after the article.


John Padget was born in England, and came, in boyhood, to this country, with his parents, who located in Norwich, Chenango county, New York. He died at Nineveh, Broome County, New York. After receiving a common school education he learned the trade of stone mason, and , besides following this trade, was a farmer. He married Almira Scott, a native of Scotland. Children: Leonard; Silas E., mentioned below; Henry, and Sarah.

(II) Silas E., son of John Padget, was born in Oxford, Chenango County, New York, February 22, 1835, and was educated in the public schools and at Oxford Academy, in his native town. He learned the trade of cooper, when a young man. During the civil war he was in the service in a New York regiment. About 1870 he located on a farm in Tioga county, where he has since lived. He is a well-to-do farmer, and a highly respected and useful citizen. He is a member of the Presbyterian church of Owego. He married in 1862, Frances Ingersoll, of Owego, Tioga county, New York, born at Owego, daughter of James and Lucinda (Ballou) Ingersoll. Children: 1. Gurdon Edgar, mentioned below. 2. Lyman Alexis, born at Owego, a farmer in Owego, New York; married Ellen Hunt; children: Florence and an infant son. 3. Horace Greeley, born at Owego, a physician and surgeon, located at Tully, New York, a graduate of Princeton University and Syracuse Medical College; married Lucy Adams, of Towanda, Pennsylvania; children: Thomas, Richard and Alice. 4. Vesta, born at Owego, teacher in East Orange, New Jersey. 5. Francis, born at Owego, has been a teacher in the Rochester high school, Rochester, New York; a graduate of Elmira College, receiving degree of A. A.

(III) Dr. Gurdon Edgar Padget, son of Silas E. Padget, was born April 24, 1866, at Nineveh, New York. With his parents he removed, when a small boy, to Owego, New York. He received his education in the public schools, the Owego Academy and Syracuse University, from which he graduated with the degree of M. D., in the class of 1904. He located in Cuyler, New York, August 18, 1904, and has practiced there since that time. He is a member of the Cortland County Medical Society and the New York State Medical Society. He is a health officer of the town of Cuyler. In religion he is a Protestant, in politics a Republican. He is a member of the DeRuyter Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons.

He married (first) in 1885, Delphine Elizabeth, daughter of Nathaniel and Melissa (Gould) Leonard. He married (second) March 18, 1903, Sarah Frances Easton, of Candor, New York, daughter of Zenas R. and Eliza Sophronia (Hubbard) Easton. Children of first wife: 1. Bonnylyn, born August 1887, graduate of Owego Academy and Cortland Normal School, now a teacher in Woodbridge, New Jersey. 2. Lenora, born July 14, 1889, lives in Boston. Child of second wife: Francis Alice, born August 25, 1907.

Note from Sandy:
My "cousin" Cory's husband is a direct descendant of James Padget's son, Silas & she has letters from Silas' daughter Vesta. There are some mistakes in this account as verified by Cory and my research.

This John Padgett is actually John Padgett, 3rd, son of John Padgett, 2d and wife Anna or Abigail Preston. He was NOT born in England. His father, John, 2nd and uncle James were born in England and came to this country about ages 4 and 1 with their parents, John & Hannah (Wilson) Padgett. They confused John, 3d and John, 2d.

John, 3rd's parents did NOT settled in Norwich but in 1792 or 3, they settled, along with the rest of their family, in Oxford, Chenango Co., NY.

John, 3rd did marry Almira Scott on June 13, 1832 in Unadilla, NY, but she was NOT born in Scotland; her great-grandfather was Scots-Irish, from Ulster Co.

Also child Silar Edgar was NOT born in Oxford but in Unadilla, NY and he married Frances Ingersoll on Feb 24, 1863; NOT 1862.

          Entry done by Sandy Goodspeed on Jan 7, 2000.