TOWN OF ELLERY, NEW YORK
Compiled by Loraine C. Smith, Town of Ellery
Adams, Birdena W. b. July 7, 1913. d. Sept. 24, 1992 in her home, 4883 Ormewood Court, Jacksonville, Fla. Age 79. d/o Marcey E. & Mabel Mae (Luce) Adams. md. Dec. 7, 1932 - Morris A. Persons. b. Sept. 18, 1909 Gerry, NY. d. May 3, 1991 St. Luke’s Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. Age 81. s/o James & Mabel (Norton) Persons. Arrangement made by the Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville. Veteran of World War II. PJ: 9/28/1992: Mrs. Persons was a graduate of Dunkirk High School and Fredonia Normal School. She graduated from nursing training in Bay City, Mich., in 1958. She and her husband operated Morey’s Inn and the Witch Kitch Inn, Sinclairville. After leaving the area, she was employed for many years as a private duty nurse in the Jacksonville area until her retirement in 1982. She was a member of the Prince of Peace R. C. Church, Jacksonville, past president of the LPN Nursing Association, Jacksonville and a past member of St. John the Evangelist R. C. Church, Sinclairville and the Sylvia Chapter 476, Order of Eastern Star. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Leo and Aleck Adams; and two sisters, Mary Mescall Allenson and Dorothy Edwards.
Adams, Dorothy: b. Apr. 8, 1909 Dunkirk, NY. d. July 13, 1984 Jamestown General Hospital. Age 75. d/o Marcy E. & Mabel (Luce) Adams. w/o Ralph C. Edwards: b. Sept. 11, 1907 Town of Ellicott. d. Mar. 11, 1991 Kinzua Valley Health Care Facility. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. s/o Bonnie & Bessie (Blackmer) Edwards. PJ: 7/16/1984: Dorothy A. Edwards, 75, of 369 Howard Ave., West Ellicott, died Friday (July 13, 1984) in Jamestown General Hospital. She was born April 8, 1909 in Dunkirk, a daughter of Marcy E. and Mabel Luce Adams. A Jamestown resident the past 11 years, she was previously a waitress in the employees dining room of the Prudential Insurance Co. office in Jacksonville, Fla. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Ralph C. Edwards; two sisters: Mary Allenson of Jamestown and Berdena Persons of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother Aleck W. Adams of Bemus Point. She was preceded in death by a brother, Leo Adams in 1980. The funeral was at 2 p.m. today in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville. The Rev. Stephen J. Parelli of Sinclairville First Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Red Bird Cemetery.
Allen, Delilah H. (_____). b. 1802. d. 11/5/1850. Age 42. w/o Charles C. Allen.
Children of Delilah H. (_____) Allen & Charles C. Allen included:
1. Mary A. Allen. d. July 8, 1854. Age 15/8/0. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
2. Mercy M. Allen. 1848-1849. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
3. Charles G. Allen. b. 1843 Ellery. md. Mary Randall d/o Moses & Larry (Carr) Randall.
Allen, Mary A. d. July 8, 1854. Age 15/8/0. d/o Charles C. & Delilah H. (_____ ) Allen.
Allen, Mercy M. b. 1848. d. July 3, 1849. Age 1/9/3. d/o Charles C. & Delilah H. (_____ ) Allen.
Allen, Tabitha O. b. 1803. d. Mar. 24, 1857. Age 54/7/9. w/o Charles G. Dennison. b. 1800. d. June 15, 1890. Age 90/10/7. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
Ames, Hilda. b. 1838. d. 1875. 1st w/o Benjamin Abraham. Pickard. b. Feb. 2, 1836 Town of Ellery. d. Sept. 18, 1916 on his farm on Pickard Street, Town of Ellery. Age 80/7/7. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. s/o Abraham & Sally A. (Waite) Pickard.
Anderson, Norman R. b. Jan. 22, 1933 Jamestown, NY. d. July 2, 1988 WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY. Age 55. s/o Aaron Edwin & Johanna (Pedersen) Anderson. md. Dec. 18, 1959 - Marilyn Ford. d/o Norman David & M. "Leone" (Newberry) Ford. PJ: 7/29/1988. Norman H. Anderson a 1951 graduate of Jamestown High School and was employed by Oakdale Dairy, Walgrens Seed Store and Busti Feed Mill. He retired from PRW in 1984, after being employed as a tool and die maker for 27 years. During the Korean Conflict he served as a sergeant with the military police. He was a member of American Association of Retired Persons, Chautauqua County Farm Bureau, Jamestown Pet Fanciers Club and Antique Equipment Association of Chautauqua County. He had served as a 4-H leader and a volunteer at WCA Hospital. He has sisters, Virginia Carlson of Lakewood, Marge Anderson of Buffalo, Patricia Ostrom of Busti, Nancy Anderson of Jamestown, Betty Anderson of New York City, and Gloria Morrison of Tidioute, Pa. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gordon Anderson, who died Jan. 1986. Grandchildren in 1988 included: Daniel S., Brian M., Richard N. and Amie Jo Anderson, of Sinclairville, step-grandchildren: Chrystal and David Schoeder, both of Sinclairville.
Children of Norman R. & Marilyn (Ford) Anderson included:
1. Kristine M. Anderson. md. Oct. 18, 1986 - Wade B. Chapman.
2. Kathleen Leona Anderson. md. June 28, 1986 - Doug Schroeder.
3. Kenneth Norman Anderson.
4. Keith Edward Anderson.
5. Kevin S. Anderson.
Anderson, Polly. b. 1776. d. Mar. 2, 1838. Age 62/4/0. md. Elias Rogers. b. 1767. d. Aug. 18, 1862. Age 95/9/7. Elias bd. Red Bird Cemetery also.
Annarella, Joseph E. World War II.
Arnold, Luranna. b. Aug. 28, 1789. d. June 15, 1877. w/o Benjamin Rooker. b. Aug. 28, 1789. d. Feb. 19, 1867. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. He came from Cayuga County to Town of Ellery in 1834.
Austin, Almina "Mina". b. Sept. 4, 1845 Arcedia, Wayne County, NY. d. July 7, 1938 Jamestown, NY. Age 93. md. Mar. 5, 1834 - Dascum Love. b. June 22, 1849 Town of Ellery. d. June 3, 1912 Town of Ellery. Age 62/11/9. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. s/o Nelson & Minerva (Butts) Love.
Austin, Mary. b. Sept. 29, 1855 Lyons. d. Dec. 24, 1933 Sinclairville, NY at home of daughter Mrs. William (Florence) Sylvester. d/o James & Catherine (Fonda) Austin. md. - Lee P. Crandall. b. Nov. 26, 1848. d. Apr. 14, 1928 Stockton, NY. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. s/o Jeremiah & Elvira (Young) Crandall. Mary moved to Chautauqua County when she was 7 years old.
Avery, Abigail ( _____ ). b. 17__ in Conn. d. 1846. (Orren Fenton Lot).
Child of Abigail (_____ ) & ________Avery was:
1. Lucy Avery. 1815-1882. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. md. Orren Fenton.
Avery, Lucy. b. 1815 Cayuga Co. NY. d. 1882. d/o Abigail Avery. w/o
Orren Fenton. b. 1814 Cayuga Co., NY. d. 1855. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
Lucy md. Orren Fenton. b. 1814 Cayuga county, NY. d. 1855. bd. Red Bird
Cemetery. (On May 11, 1861, Elmina V. Tayler, age 2 years, 8 months,
was indentured to Lucy Fenton from the Chautauqua County Poorhouse
until age 18.)
Bacon, Lillian Edna. b. 1873. d. 1956. ("MOTHER" on marker). md. Mar. 28, 1896 Clear Lake - James Edward Mays. b. Oct. 27, 1873 Blue Earth, Minn. d. Jan. 16, 1965 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lela Duchaine, 186 S. Erie St., Mayville. Age 91. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. s/o John & Elizabeth (_____) Mays.
Ballard, Cyrus F. b. 1798. d. Nov. 11, 1859. Age 61. w/ Sarah (_____).
Ballard, Sarah (_____ ). b. 1794. d. July 15, 1861. Age 67. w/o Cyrus Ballard.
Bargar, Nathaniel T. b. June 24, 1808 Putnam Valley, NY. d. Jan. 16, 1859. Age 50/6/22. md. 1st - Catharine A. Tompkins. md. 2nd. Tamar Tompkins. (Catharine & Tamar were sisters). Nathaniel’s farm known as the Bargar Farm was purchased by him from the Holland Land Company.
Bargar, Catharine A. (Tompkins). b. 1812. d. Feb. 14, 1836. Age 25. d/o John Tompkins of Putnam Valley, NY. 1st w/o Nathaniel T. Bargar. (Catharine a relative of Daniel D. Tompkins, former governor of New York State.)
Bargar, Tamar (Tompkins). b. 1816. d. Feb. 23, 1871. Age 55/11/10. d/o John Tompkins of Putnam Valley, NY. 2nd w/o Nathaniel T. Bargar. (Tamar a relative of Daniel D. Tompkins, former governor of New York State.)
Children of Nathaniel T. & Tamar (Tompkins) Bargar included:
1. Mary A. Bargar. 1841-1845. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
2. Martha J. Bargar. 1844-1845. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
3. Lewis C. Bargar. 1855-1871. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
4. Elias Cummings Bargar. b. May 19, 1846 Ellery, NY. d. ca 1927 at his winter home in Orlando, Fla. Age 81. md. 1st - Alice Totman. md. 2nd - Elnora King.
Bargar, Mary A. b. 1841. d. May 23, 1845. Age 4/5/10. d/o Nathaniel T. & Tamar (Tompkins) Barger.
Bargar, Martha J. b. 1844. d. Apr. 17, 1845. Age 1/10/9. d/o Nathaniel T. & Tamar (Tompkins) Bargar.
Bargar, Lewis. b. 1855. d. Dec. 4, 1871. Age 16/8/9. s/o Nathaniel T. & Tamar (Tompkins) Bargar.
Bargar, Mary. 1871-1894.
Becker, Arnold. b. Mar. 31, 1916 Frewsburg, NY. d. Mar. 21, 1967 as a result of a one-car accident near the Kabob Road. Age 50. s/o Joseph & Eleanor (Shaw) Becker. md. Sept. 5, 1936 Salamanca First Methodist Church - Doris G. Fuller Weiser. PJ: 3/21/1967: A 50-year-old Chautauqua County Highway Dept. snowplow operator was fatally injured following a one-car accident at 5:25 p.m. yesterday on Route 70 near the Kabob Road. Deputy Sheriff Ronald B. Hess said Arnold A. Becker, 50, R.D. 1,, Sinclairville, died in the WCA hospital, Jamestown, at 7:15 p.m. He was the fifth county highway victim this year to date compared with two as of Feb. 26, 1966. Mr. Becker had been employed for the past 16 years with the Chautauqua County Highway Dept. as a motor equipment operator, and had lived at R.D. Sinclairville for 26 years. Mr. Becker was born March 31, 1916, in Frewsburg, the son of Joseph and Eleanor Shaw Becker. He married the former Doris Wiser in the Salamanca First Methodist Church on Sept. 5, 1936. They marked their silver wedding anniversary in 1961. Besides his wife, Mr. Becker is survived by three sons, Arnold A. Becker Jr., Columbus, Ohio; Dennis A. Becker, Sinclairville, and Airman 1c Harry R. Becker, Presque Isle, Me.; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Faye Brandquist, Sinclairville; Mrs. Laura Goodwill, Jamestown; and Mrs. Gertrude Gens, Cassadaga; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Jordan funeral Home. The Rev. James E. Larkin of the Stockton Community Church, officiating. Burial will be in Red Bird Cemeterh, near South Stockton. PJ: 3/?/1967: Bearers at the funeral of Arnold A Becker were: Robert Little, Donald Joy, Bert Torrey, Loyd Barber, Carlyle Tilyou and Howard Derby. The Dunkirk Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2447 conducted a memorial serivce at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A large group of Chautauqua County Highway Department employes attended the funeral services. .
Becker, Doris G. (Fuller). b. Feb. 8, ____. d. Nov. 13, ____. d/o Floyd & Caroline (_____) Fuller. w/o Arnold Becker. It also appears that she was md. to _____Weiser and Robert Little. Robert Little b. 1916. d. 2000. bd. in Red Bird Cemetery.
Children of Arnold A. & Doris G. (Fuller) Becker included:
1. Arnold A. Becker Jr. 1967 of Columbus, Ohio.
2. Dennis A. Becker. 1967 of Sinclairville, NY
3. Airman 1c Harry R. Becker. 1967 of Presque Isle. Me.
Becker, Betsy. b. 1805 Herkermer County, NY. d. Nov. 17, 1878 at home of her daughter Mrs. Henry Perbamin of Ogden, Iowa. Age 73/4/0. d/o Adam & Effan (Galleigh) Becker. w/o Sylvanus Pickard. b. Dec. 8, 1800 Madison County, NY. d. Jan. 23, 1889 at residence of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Perbamin of Ogden, Iowa. Age 79/1/16. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. s/o John & Maria Margaret (Garlock) Pickard.
Becker, Myron W. b. Mar. 22, 1842 Tonawanda, NY. d. Nov. 4, 1932 Town of Ellery. Age 90/7/13. s/o Christian & Sarah (Schuyler) Becker. md. July 4, 1866 Ellery, NY - Sarah "Sally" Matilda Maybee. Co. D. 100 Regt. N. Y. Vol. Civil War veteran. Myron has a sister, Mrs. Emily Chapman of Kala., Mich.
Becker, Sarah "Sally" Matilda (Maybee). b. Jan. 20, 1846 Ellery, NY. d. Dec. 4, 1910 Ellery, NY. Age 64/10/15. d/o John & Matilda (Pickard) Maybee. w/o Myron W. Becker.
Children of Myron W. & Sarah "Sally" Matilda (Maybee) Becker included:
1. Iona Bell Becker. b. Aug. 24, 1870. d. Mar. 21, 1952 Richmond, Va. md. Jan. 19, 1870 - Frank Wigglesworth of Richmond, Va.
2. Frank Elmer Becker. 1876-1901. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
3. George Myron Becker. 1875-1956. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. md. Hettie Emerson Myers.
Becker, Frank Elmer. b. Nov. 6, 1876. d. June 23, 1901 drowned in Cassadaga Creek. Age 23. s/o Myron W. & Sarah "Sally" Matilda (Maybee) Becker.
Becker, George Myron. b. Sept. 5, 1875 Town of Ellery. d. June 21, 1956. s/o Myron W. & Sarah "Sally" Matilda (Maybee) Becker. md. Feb. 5, 1902 - Mrs. Hettie Emerson Myers. PJ: 7/25/1987: The descendants of George and Hettie Emerson Becker met for a family reunion on Pickard Hill at the farm the couple purchased in 1902 with 25 family members attending. Mr. and Mrs. Harley Becker Jr. hosted the reunion and members attended from New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California.
Becker, Hettie E. (Emerson) Myers. b. July 25, 1872 Warren County, Pa. d. Mar. 12, 1947 Town of Ellery. Age 74/7/15. d/o Milo & Esther (Loomis) Emerson. w/o George Myron Becker.
Children of George Myron & Hettie E. (Emerson) Becker included:
1. Howard G. Becker. b. Dec. 13, 1905. md. 1st - Georgina Holmburg. md. 2nd. Sylvia ______. 1985 of Mt. Jewett, Pa.
2. Helen Esther Becker. b. June 1, 1911 Town of Ellery. d. Jan. 23, 1989. Age 77. md. Feb. 24, 1924 - Lawrence Kahler. 1985 of Jamestown, NY.
3. Harley R. Becker. b. June 1, 1914. d. Sept. 24, 1985 WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY. bd. St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Fredonia, NY. Age 71. md. Catherine Maggio of Fredonia.
Becker, Abraham. b. Aug. 27, 1803. d. Mar. 5, 1870. Age 66/6/8. s/o Adam & Effan (Galleigh) Becker. md. 1st. - Margaret "Polly" Stom. md. 2nd Marinda "Peggy" (_____).
Becker, Margaret "Polly" (Stom). b. 1805 Sullivan, Madison County, NY. d. Oct. 27, 1851. Age 46/0/7. d/o Lawrence & Charity (Pickard) Stom. 1st w/o Abraham Becker.
Becker, Marinda "Peggy" (_____) b. 1835. d. Oct. 27, 1850. 2nd w/o Abraham Becker.
Children of Abraham Becker included:
1. Elias Becker. b. Oct. 28, 1825. d. Sept. 28, 1912. bd. Busti Cemetery, Busti, NY. md. 1st July 4, 1850 - Mary M. Wiard of Gerry. md. 2nd Sept. 25, 1859.- Elianor Lawny Miller of Ellery.
2. Eliza Becker. b. abt. 1826.
3. Emeline Becker. b. abt. 1831. d. 1914. bd. Cassadaga Cemetery, Cassadaga, NY. md. Walter C. Cardot.
4. Alexander Becker. 1834-1847. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
5. Franklin Becker. b. abt 1837. d. Dunlap, Iowa. Veteran of the Civil War.
6. Marvin Becker. 1842-1872. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
7. Eleanor Jenett Becker. 1846-1849. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
8. Maryett Becker. b. abt 1848.
9. Caroline Becker. md. _______Chamberlain.
Becker, Alexander. b. May 17, 1834. d. Feb. 24, 1847. Age 12/9/7. s/o Abraham & first wife Margaret "Polly" (Stom) Becker.
Becker, Eleanor Jenett. b. Sept. 5, 1846. d. Nov. 19, 1849. Age 3/2/14. d/o Abraham & first wife Margaret "Polly" (Stom) Becker.
Becker, Marvin. b. Sept. 9, 1842. d. Feb. 14, 1872. Age 20/5/5. s/o Abraham & first wife Margaret "Polly" (Stom) Becker.
Becker, Mary M. (Wiard). d. Sept. 22, 1851. Age 18/7/10. md. July 4, 1850 by William H. Fenton Esq. - Elias Becker. b. Oct. 28, 1825. d. Sept. 28, 1912. bd. Busti Cemetery, Busti, NY. s/o Abraham & first wife Margaret "Polly" (Stom) Becker.
Becker, Eugene. b. Oct. 9, 1849. d. Feb. 27, 1917. Possible s/o James & Mary (Selfridge) Becker. w/ Rosetta B. Garrett.
Becker, Rosetta B. (Garrett). b. Feb. 19, 1860. d. Sept. 27, 1949. (some records say died 1909 & others say died 1919). w/o Eugene Becker.
Child of Eugene & Rosetta B. (Garrett) Becker was:
1. Minnie Becker. b. Sept. 2, 1882 Towerville, NY. d. Apr. 25, 1966 Jamestown General Hospital. Age 83. bd. Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, NY. md. Harry W. West.
Becker, James. no stone. w/ Mary Selfridge.
Becker, Mary (Selfridge). no stone. w/o James Becker.
Becker, Joseph. b. 1891. d. 1959. w/ Elnora A. Shaw.
Becker, Elnora A. (Shaw). b. 1893. d. 1952. w/o Joseph Becker.
Children of Joseph & Elnora A. (Shaw) Becker included:
1. Arnold A. Becker. 1916-1967. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. md. Doris Wiser.
2. Faye E. Becker. b. June 23, 1909 Frewsburg, NY. d. Apr. 9, 1994 WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY. Age 84. bd. Sunset Hill Cemetery, Jamestown, NY. md. Oscar W. Brandquist.
3. Gertrude Becker. md. ________Gens. 1994 of Jamestown, NY.
4. Laura Becker. md. _______Goodwill. 1994 of Jamestown.
Bentley, Beulah. b. 1893. d. 1947.
Bowers, Phebe Ann. b. Jan. 13, 1829. d. Feb. 18, 1878. d/o Beriah & Eliza (_____) Bowers. md. Nov. 30, 1845 - Henry Pickard. b. May 26, 1818. d. xxxx. s/o Adam I. & Polly "Mary" (Richmond) Pickard. Obviously after Phebe died, Henry left the next month in March, to go to Kansas, with daughter, Harriet and family. Son, Franklin, also was there. In 1880 Osage County, Kan. Census, Henry 63 years and a widower. Henry was md. 1st to Harriet Rooker.
Briggs, Charles Edward. b. 1857. d. 1936. md. Mary E. Wagner.(1885 of West Ellery, NY).
Briggs, Mary E. (Wagner). b. 1853. d. July 8, 1926 at her home on Pickard Street, Town of Ellery. Age 73/21/0. w/o Charles Edward Briggs. Mary survived by two sisters: Mrs. Lynn Wesley of Sinclairville and Mrs. Ann Simpson of Kansas; and one brother, William Wagner of Detroit.
Children of Charles Edward & Mary E. (Wagner) Briggs included:
1. Merlin Wagner Briggs. 1885-1975. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. md. Carrie Tefft.
2. Leo May Briggs. 1880-1974. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. md. Allen Harvey.
Briggs, Merlin "Merl" Wagner. b. May 12, 1885 West Ellery, NY. d. Feb. 24, 1975 Doctors Osteopathic Hospital, Erie, Pa. Age 89. s/o Charles Edward & Mary (Wagner) Briggs. md. Nov. 26, 1906 by Rev. George W. Strothard - Carrie Tefft of Ellery, NY. PJ: 2/?/1975: Merle W. Briggs, 89, of 210 N. Portage St., Westfield, died Monday morning (Feb. 24, 1975) in Doctors Osteopathic Hospital, Erie, Pa. He was born May 12, 1885, in West Ellery to Edward and Mary Wagner Briggs and had been a resident of Westfield 35 years. He worked as a painter. Mr. Briggs was a member of Westfield United Methodist Church; Westfield Fire Department; and Moose Lodge 118. Surviving are his wife, the former Carrie Teff, whom he married Nov. 26, 1906; a son, Lauros Briggs of Jamestown; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Wetsel of Westfield; four granddaughters, Mrs. Deloros Sampson of Greenhurst, Mrs. Patricia Trojillo of Jamestown, Mrs. Betty Russo of Ohio, and Mrs. Jennie Wolcott of Brocton; two grandsons, Larry Briggs of West Ellicott, and Michael Briggs of Jamestown; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Barber Funeral Home. The Rev. Douglas H. Garwood of the Brocton United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Red Bird Cemetery, South Stockton. .
Briggs, Carrie (Tefft). b. Sept. 26, 1885 Ellery, NY. d. July 3, 1975 Doctor’s Hospital, Erie, Pa. after a short illness. Age 89. d/o Lewis & Margaret (Smith) Tefft. w/o Merlin "Merl" Wagner Briggs. PJ: 7/?/1975: Mrs. Carrie T. Briggs, 89, of 210 N. Portage St., Westfield, died Thursday (July 3, 1975) in Doctors Hospital, Erie, Pa., after a short illness. She was the widow of Merl W. Briggs, who died Feb. 24 of this year. Mr. and Mrs. Briggs were married Nov. 26, 1906. She was born Sept. 26, 1885, in Ellery, the daughter of Lewis and Margaret Tefft, and resided in Westfield 35 years. In former years she had worked in the Coffee Shop of the former Hotel Samuels in Jamestown. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Lauros Briggs of Jamestown; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Wetsel of Westfield; four granddaughters, Mrs. Deloros Sampson of Greenhurst, Mrs. Patricia Trujillo of Jamestown, Mrs. Betty Russo of Ohio, and Mrs. Jelnnie Wolcott of Brocton; two grandsons, Larry Briggs of West Ellicott, and Michael Briggs of Jamestown; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Barber Funeral Home. The Rev. Douglas H. Garwood will officiate. Burial will be in Red Bird Cemetery, South Stockton.
Children of Merlin Wagner & Carrie (Tefft) Briggs included:
1. Lauros Briggs. b. Dec. 9, 1908. d. Jan. 1, 1983. bd. Pine Hill Cemetery, Frewsburg, NY. md. Thelma Erhart.
2. Helen Briggs. md. ________Wetsel of Westfield.
Briggs, Leo May. b. Dec. 21, 1880 Stockton, NY. d. June 19, 1974. Age 93. d/o Charles Edward & Mary E. (Wagner) Briggs. md. May 7, 1900 - Allen B. Harvey. b. Mar. 7, 1877 Town of Ellery. d. Jan. 16, 1968 at his home on South Stockton-Red Bird road. Age 90. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. PJ: 3/12/1985: Mr. and Mrs. Allen B. Harvey, Town of Ellery, were honored at open house Sunday at their home in celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary. The affair was given by their son and daughter-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harvey.
Brown, Electa M. b. xxx. d. Feb. 11, 1841 or Feb. 28, 1872 or 1844. Age 28/7/18, w/o John A. Brown.
Brown, Joseph W. d. Feb. 11, 1841. (Some records indicate born 1816 and died 1816. Age 1/8/6. s/o Anthony M. & Betsey B. (_____) Brown.
Brown, Loretta "Retta" (Carpenter). b. Aug. 14, 1865. d. Jan. 12, 1938 at her home - 207 Lafayette St., Jamestown, NY. Age 72. d/o Kingsley & Amanda (Maybee) Carpenter. w/o George W. Brown. b. Sept. 28, 1840 Ricefield, Crawford Co., Pa. d. Nov. 1, 1929 fractured hip. Age 83. bd. Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, NY.
Brunson, Abel. b. Mar. 25, 1786 Green River, Saratoga, NY. d. Sept. 30, 1861 on his farm in South Stockton, NY. Age 75/6/5. s/o Barnabas & Charity (Huggaboom) Brunson. md. Jan. 15, 1809 Bridgewater, NY - Sarah Jane "Sally" Love. Abel was five years old when his mother died. When he was 9 he went to live with the family of Abner Ives. This was around the same time that Abel’s father Barnabas Brunson was immigrating to Canada. Abel had been 22 when he married 17 year old Sally Love. Mr. and Mrs. Brunson came to Chautauqua County with his father-in-law, John Love, along with their first two children, Horace and Huldah after a six week sleigh journey. Two cows tied behind the sleigh had furnished the family with milk and butter; the butter was churned by the motion of the sleigh. Evertually, Abel purchased 120 acres in the wilderness where South Stockton now is. Mr. Brunson used to remark that for a number of years after he began work on his farm, he pilied an axe with such unremitting stroke that he knew nothing of Sunday, nor hardly the day of the month. He was owing for his farm, and his hands and economy must pay for it, and support a fast growing family. As often as he got five dollars he would go on foot to the land office in Mayville and make a payment. On the 10th of January, 1831, he made his last payment and received his deed from the hand of William Peacock. To accomplish this he had labored twenty years, when the original debt was but $300, having articled the land at $2.50 per acre. Mr. Brunson was one in a hundred who was able to pay for his land according to contract. He with his oxen worked on the first dam at the "Rapids" (Jamestown) in 1811 and in building of the first bridge across the Cassadaga Creek, near the resident of William Barrows later the Red Bird tavern in June 1811. His milling was done at Kennedy’s Mill, on the Conewango Creek (now Kennedy). There was no road for full half the way, but with the grist slung across the yoke of the oxen, they proceeded over the logs and around the tops, keeping the direction by "blazed" trees, returning the following day, to be greeted with love and joy by the wife and children in the log cabin in the wilderness. In 1824, Mr. Brunson built what was for that day a commodious frame house about forty rods north of his log cabin; and opened a tavern. He continued in that business until 1838, when he took down his sign, and built a sawmill on the brook before mentioned. The tavern had not affected his temperate habits, but the sawmill, like all of its kind on dry brooks, proved a failure. Mr. Brunson died on his old farm September 30, 1861, having resided there a little over fifty years. His wife died on the same place December 25, 1867. Mr. Brunson was a kind man, remarkable for his attention to the sick and afflicted in his neighborhood.
Brunson, Sarah Jane "Sally" (Love). b. June 15, 1791 Conn. d. Dec. 25, 1867 on the home farm in South Stockton, NY. Age 76/6/10. d/o John Sr. & Sarah "Sally"(Rose ) Love. She was age 17 when she married Abel Brunson.
Children of Abel & Sally (Love) Brunson included:
1. Issac "Horace" Brunson. b. Sept. 22, 1809 Bridgewater, Oneida Co., NY. d. April 28, 1882 in Arkansas. md. Mary Ann Travers.
2. Huldah Brunson. b. Dec. 16, 1810 Bridgewater, Conn. d. Mar. 31, 1901 Chicago. md. 1st Lyman Wilbur. md. 2nd. Calvin Story.
3. Loronzo Brunson. b. July 6, 1812 South Stockton, NY. d. Jan. 3, 1874 Town of Ellicott. md. 1st Mar. 1, 1833 - Lavina Langworthy. md. 2nd - June 25, 1849 - Lydia Ann Langworthy (sister of Lavina).
4. Cordelia Brunson. b. May 29, 1814, South Stockton, NY. d. Oct. 15, 1897 Centralia, NY bd. Centralia Cemetery, Town of Stockton. md. Warren Coe.
5. Sedgwick Brunson. b. Feb. 2, 1816, South Stockton, NY. d. Oct. 20, 1887. md. Sept. 22, 1839 - Johanna Phillips.
6. George C. Brunson. b. Dec. 15, 1818 South Stockton, NY. d. May 2, 1891. md.
June 1, 1853 Ashtabula County, Ohio - Betsey E. Whittaker.
7. James Brunson. 1820-1822. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
8. Ephraim Brunson. 1823-1823. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
9. Cynthia Brunson. b. Aug. 31, 1824 South Stockton, NY. d. Aug. 18, 1859 Busti, NY. md. Jan. 15, 1851 in Busti, NY - Bradford Phillips.
10. Alfred Perry Brunson. 1828 - 1874. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. md. Zelpha "Elizabeth" Turner.
11. Oliver Abel Brunson. 1831-1900. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. md. Maritta Lenox.
12. Sarah Jane Brunson. 1837-1867. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. md. John Elijah Crick.
Brunson, Alfred Perry. b. Nov. 16, 1828 South Stockton, NY. d. Nov. 3, 1874 South Stockton, NY. s/o Abel & Sally (Love) Brunson. w/ Zelph "Elizabeth" Turner. Alfred Brunson remained in South Stockton on the 120 acres purchased by his father.
Brunson, Zelpha "Elizabeth" (Turner). b. Oct. 1, 1835. d. 1918 South Stockton, NY. d/o Dea. Rinus Dickenson & Deana (Winchester) Turner. w/o Alfred Perry Brunson. Elizabeth wrote a small book entitled History of Abel Brunson and His Family 1786-1903 in which she relates the story of Abel’s pioneering days and makes brief reference to his father, his uncles and his sister.
Children of Alfred Perry & Zelpha "Elizabeth" (Turner) Brunson included:
1. Forest Brunson. 1860-1863. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
2. Florrie Brunson. b. July 16, 1860 South Stockton, NY. d. 1948. Age 88. bd. Bemus Point Cemetery Nov. 9, 1948 Lot 270 G - 12. md. Feb. 18, 1880 South Stockton - William H. Benedict Jr.
3. Mary "Minnie" E. Brunson. b. Jan. 20, 1866 South Stockton, NY. md. Oct. 27, 1866 Ellery - Cadwallder "Washburn" Benedict.
Brunson, Ephraim. b. Feb. 22, 1823 South Stockton, NY. d. Mar. 4, 1823. Age 10 days. s/o Abel & Sally (Love) Brunson.
Brunson, Forest. b. July 16, 1860 South Stockton, NY. d. Dec. 5,
1863. s/o Alfred Perry & Zilpha "Elizabeth" (Turner) Brunson.
Brunson, James. b. Dec. 16, 1820 South Stockton. d. Aug. 11, 1822 Stockton. Age 1/8/0. s/o Abel & Sally Love Brunson.
Brunson, James. b. Dec. 16, 1820 South Stockton. d. Aug. 11, 1822 Stockton. Age 1/8/0. s/o Abel & Sally Love Brunson.
Brunson, Mary. ??? There is a tomb stone with no inscription.
Brunson, Sarah Jane. b. May 2, 1837. d. Sept. 5, 1867. bd. on Brunson Lot. Age 30/4/3. d/o Abel & Sally (Love) Brunson. md. Feb. 1, 1866 - John Elijah Crick. b. Feb. 13, 1790. d. Apr. 12, 1872. Age 82/1/28.
Brunson, Oliver Abel. b. Oct. 12, 1831 South Stockton, NY. d. Mar. 8, 1900 South Stockton, NY. s/o Abel & Sally (Love) Brunson. md. Mar. 13, 1866 - Maritta Lenox of Gerry. Oliver remained on the South Stockton property purchased by his father.
Brunson, Maritta (Lenox). b. 1835. d. Feb. 20, 1909. d/o Robert E. & Susan (DeMott) Lenox Esq. w/o Oliver Abel Brunson.
Children of Oliver Abel & Maritta (Lenox) Brunson included.
1. Charles Forest Bronson. b. Mar. 13, 1868. d. Apr. 23, 1903. md. - Jennie N. Wright.
2. Myrtie J. Bronson. b. Sept. 29, 1870. Twin to Mintia Brunson. md. 1st Sept. 1, 1892 - Bert Clarence Strunk.
3. Mintia E. Brunson. b. Sept. 29, 1870. d. Mar. 23, 1963 WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY. Age 92. Twin to Myrtie J. Brunson. md. June 20, 1894 - Hermes Luther Ames. Minta was the first woman elected to public office in New York State, and the first woman elected to office in Falconer, NY.
Bruyer, Edward. b. 1885. d. 1964. w/ Matilda A. _______
Bruyer, Matilda A. (_____). b. 1898. d. 19__. w/o Edward Bruyer.
Burns, Alvah. b. 1809. d. Apr. 6, 1881. Age 53/8/12.
Butts, Minerva. b. Feb. 3, 1814. d. Nov. 23, 1854. Age 40/7/6. md.
Mar. 5, 1833 Gerry, NY - Nelson Love. b. Feb. 3, 1814. d. Mar. 11,
1863. Age 49/1/8. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. s/o John Jr. & Mary S.
Carpenter, Comfort. b. November 6, 1775. Rehoboth, Mass. d. March. 12, 1853. Age 77. s/o Jabez & Molly (Lawrence) Carpenter, w/ Betsey Foster. Comfort formerly of Whitney, Vt. Comfort was born on the day of the Bunker Hill Battle. In unison with the feelings of the parents, he was named Comfort. Residence, (at some point) Moriah, N.Y.
Carpenter, Betsey (Foster). b. November 6, 1782 Ira, Vt. d. June 9, 1859. Age 77/8/0. w/o Comfort Carpenter.
Children of Comfort & Betsey (Foster) Carpenter included:
1. Rowe Carpenter. b. Mar. 1, 1801 Moriah, NY. md. Elisha Baker.
2. Chloe Carpenter, b. Dec. 19, 1802 Whiting, Vt. md Truman Allen
3. Betsey Carpenter, b. Jan. 19, 1805 Whiting, Vt. md. Anthony Needham Brown.
4. Henry Carpenter. b. Oct. 10, 1809 fair Haven, Vt. d. Oct. 10, 1863 Hampton Ill. Residence Amboy, Ill. md. Mercy Baker.
5. Polly Carpenter. b. Oct. 14, 1810 Whiting, Vt. d. April 14, 1888.
6. Hannah Carpenter. 1813-1838. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
7. Warren Carpenter. b. April 3, 1816 Whiting, Vt. d. Jan. 6, 1877. md Eliza Huriburt
8. Benjamin Carpenter. d. young
9. Nancy Carpenter, d. young
10. A son, not named. died in infancy
Carpenter, David. 1821-1902.
Carpenter, Eleanor. b. 1861. d. xxxx.
Carpenter, Frank. d. as a baby. s/o Ray Alton & Harriet "Hattie" (Dowd) Carpenter.
Carpenter, Floyd Ray "Spike". b. Aug. 30, 1915 Town of Ellery. d. June 18, 1974. Age 58. s/o Ray Alton & Harriet "Hattie" (Dowd) Carpenter. w/ Virginia R. Davison.
Carpenter, Virginia R. (Davison). b. Aug. 20, 1918 Jamestown, NY. d. Dec. 25, 1979 at home of her son James, after a long illness. Age 61. d/o Ludwell & Mary ( ______) Davison. PJ: 12/?/1979: Virginia R. Carpenter, 61, of West Main Road, Portland, died Tuesday morning (Dec. 25, 1979) after a long illness at the home of her son, James Carpenter, with whom she had made her home. She was born Aug. 20, 1918, in Jamestown, the daughter of the late Ludwell and Mary Davison. She was a former resident of the Jamestown area and had formerly been employed at Truck Lite Co. of Falconer. Surviving are three sons, Floyd R. Carpenter Jr. of Brocton, James A. Carpenter of Portland, and David A. Carpenter of Fredonia; a brother, William Davison of California; a sister, Emma Lee Cusimano of Jamestown; and nine grandchildren. Her husband, Floyd R. Carpenter, died in 1974. She was also preceded in death by a son, Wayne Carpenter; and a brother, Ludwell Davison. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Morse Funeral Home, Brocton. The Rev. Larry Morrison will officiate. Burial will be in Red Bird Cemetery, Ellery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Children of Floyd Ray "Spike" & Virginia R. (Davison) Carpenter:
1. Floyd R. Carpenter Jr. b. Sept, 1938. md. Aug. 16, 1958 - Kathleen _______.
2. James A. Carpenter. b. 1941. md. July 16, 1960, Stockton, NY - Ethel Link.
3. David Allen Carpenter. b. Aug. 23, 1942. md. June 19. 1965 - June Snyder.
4. Wayne Carpenter. 1939-1939. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
Carpenter, George Maybee. b. July 13, 1860 Town of Ellery. d. Apr. 23, 1935 at residence of son, Ray Carpenter and family in Levant, NY of a sudden heart attack.. s/o Kingsley & Amanda (Maybee) Carpenter. md. July 3, 1884 Stockton, NY by Delos Putnam - Julia Charlotte Pickard. A picture in 1900 Jamestown, NY Book of the employees of Vandergrift Manufacturing Company, George Carpenter was listed. He was a tall husky man.
Carpenter, Julia Charlotte (Pickard). b. Dec. 5, 1868 Town of Ellery. d. Nov. 25, 1935 at home of daughter, Iva of Levant, NY. d/o Francis Marion & Libby (Jefford) Pickard. w/o George Maybee Carpenter. Her husband George once wrote....."Julia, Julia; Julia so peculiar; Crooked eyes and bent nose; Odd boots on her ten toes. Julia, Julia. Tall as any steeple; Father, Mother, Brother, Sister; All peculiar people." When Julia left George, it is believed that they lived on Pickard Street, Town of Ellery. Julia, a small, pretty woman, took her daughter, Iva and went to Buffalo, N.Y., where she was a well known seamstress. She later resided in different addresses in Jamestown, until permanently settling with daughter, Iva (Carpenter) Seymour and family. (George & Julia were never divorced). George put sons, Floyd & Ray in the Randolph Children’s Home for sometime, where he paid for their keep.
Children of George Maybee & Julia Charlotte (Pickard) Carpenter included:
1. Iva. Marie Carpenter. b. Sept. 18, 1885 Stockton, NY. d. Mar. 31, 1947 at home, 99 Sturges St., Jamestown, NY of a heart attack in her sleep. bd. Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, NY. md. June 30, 1902 Jamestown, NY - Willis E. Seymour.
2. Floyd G. Carpenter. 1887-1946.
3. Ray Alton Carpenter. 1889-1956. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. md. 1st - Harriet "Hattie" Dowd. md. 2nd. - Rose Mason. md. 3rd -Helen N. Driscoll.
Carpenter, George Pickard. b. Jan. 29, 1909 Bemus Point, NY. d. Sunday, Sept. 23, 1979 Jamestown General Hospital where he had been a patient since Thursday. Age 70. s/o Ray Alton & Harriet "Hattie" (Dowd) Carpenter. PJ: 9/25/1979: George Pickard Carpenter, 70, of 837 Lafayette St. died Sunday morning (Sept. 23, 1979) in Jamestown General Hospital, where he had been a patient since Thursday. He was born Jan. 29, 1909 in Bemus Point, the son of Ray and Hattie Dowd Carpenter. Carpenter had always lived in the Chautauqua County area, except while serving with the army for several years in the 1920’s. He was a former employee of Falconer Plate glass and was retired as an employee of the Blackstone Corporation. Survivors include two half sisters, Anna Waite of Cassadaga and Betty Kemp of Allentown, N.Y. Carpenter was preceded in death by a brother Floyd Carpenter in 1974. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Red Bird Cemetery in the Town of Ellery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today in Jordan Funeral Home in Sinclairville.
Carpenter, Hannah. b. Mar. 26, 1813 Whiting, Vt.. d. Sept. 20, 1838 Ellery, NY.. d/o Comfort & Betsey (Foster) Carpenter.
Carpenter, John B. b. Feb. 18, 1848. d. Jan. 15, 1927 at his son’s home in Sinclairville, NY. s/o Stephen B. & Prudence (Brownell) Carpenter. w/ Charity A. Stom. They were residents of Carroll, and Pickard St., Ellery.
Carpenter, Charity A. (Stom). b. abt 1854. d. May 29, 1892 Pickard Street, Town of Ellery. d/o Adam & Sarah "Sally" M. (Pickard) Stom. w/o John B. Carpenter.
Children of John B. & Charity A. (Stom) Carpenter included:
1. Finelia Carpenter. b. Jan. 1873 Town of Carroll. Must have died young.
2. Iva Pearl Carpenter. b. 1878 Town of Carroll. md when 17 years old - Albertus "Bert" Abbey.
3. Lydia Frances "Frankie" Carpenter. 1880-1901. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. md. _______Washburg.
4. Ralph A. Carpenter. b. 1891 Town of Ellery. d. Aug. 29, 1933. bd. Sinclairville Cemetery. md. Nellie Brock.
Carpenter, Kingsley. b. 1833. d. Aug. 24, 1899 Town of Portland. s/o Stephen & Prudence (Brownell) Carpenter. md. 1st. Dec. 18, 1855 - Amanda C. Maybee. md. 2nd Dec. 17, 1876 - Maria A. Pease. b. Feb. 28, 1846. d. Jan. 3, 1926. bd. Fluvanna Cemetery. d/o Charles Pease. Kingsley a veteran of Civil War - Co. H. 112 Reg. N Y Inf.
Carpenter, Amanda C. (Maybee) b. July 7, 1837. d. May 20, 1876. Age 38/10/13. d/o John & Matilda (Pickard) Maybee. 1st w/o Kingsley Carpenter.
Children of Kingsley & Amanda C. (Maybee) Carpenter included:
1. Adell Carpenter.
2. George W. Carpenter. 1860-1935. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. md. Julia Pickard.
3. Loretta "Retta" Carpenter. 1865-1938. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. md. George W. Brown.
Children of Kingsley & Maria A. (Pease) Carpenter included:
1. Floyd George Carpenter. b. 1887. d. 1946. bd. Levant Cemetery. md. Ella W. ______.
2. Iva Carpenter. b. Sept. 1885. d. 1947. bd. Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, NY. md. Willis E. Seymour.
3. Charley Carpenter
4. Susie Carpenter.
Carpenter, Loretta "Retta". b. Aug. 14, 1865. d. Jan. 12, 1938 at home - 207 Lafayette St., Jamestown, NY. Age 72. d/o Kingsley & Amanda (Maybee) Carpenter. w/o George W. Brown. b. Sept. 28, 1840 Ricefield, Crawford Co., Pa. d. Nov. 1, 1929 of a fractured hip. Age 83. bd. Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, NY.
Carpenter, Lydia Ann (Pickard). b. abt 1834/40 Town of Ellery. d. between 1865/70. Probably bd. Red Bird Cemetery. d/o Joseph & Huldah (Rooker) Pickard. w/o Albert Carpenter. b. Oct. 28, 1844 Town of Ellery. d. June 26, 1926 Jamestown, NY home of daughter, 25 12th St. Jamestown, NY. Age 81. bd. Maple Grove Cemetery, Frewsburg, NY. s/o Derrick & _______(Furlow) Carpenter. Albert md. 2nd - Isabelle Feeney of Fentonville, NY. 1846-1924. Isabelle bd. Maple Grove Cemetery, Frewsburg, NY.
Child of Albert & Lydia Ann (Pickard) Carpenter was:
1. Joseph G. Carpenter. b. abt. 1864. d. Mar. 25, 1938 Royal Oak, Mich. md. Edith E. Robinson of Town of Poland.
Carpenter, Lydia Frances "Frankie" b. Sept. 1, 1880 Town of Carroll. d. Feb. 11, 1901 Gerry, NY of typhoid grip. Age 20. d/o John B. & Charity A. (Stom) Carpenter. w/o _________ Washburg.
Carpenter, Mary. d. July 28, 1901. Age 68. Her tombstone has inscription "MOTHER". (Note: Mary has the same death date and age as David Condon’s wife Mary.???)
Carpenter, Mary Francis. b. Aug. 24, 1844 Rensselaer County, NY. d. Nov. 22, 1902. d/o Stephen B. & Prudence (Brownell) Carpenter. md. Feb. 1, 1865 Schenectady, NY - Thomas Jay Joslyn. b. Dec. 31, 1840 Rensselaer County, NY. d. June 18, 1921. s/o Arnold G. & Ruth (Parsons) Joslyn.
Carpenter, Ray Alton. b. Oct. 16, 1889 Pickard Street, Town of Ellery. d. Apr. 13, 1956 of cancer, Westfield Hospital, Town of Portland. s/o George Maybee & Julia Charlotte (Pickard) Carpenter. md. 1st abt 1907 - Harriet "Hattie" Dowd. md. 2nd. - Rose Mason - divorced - no children. md. 3rd. Sept. 16, 1922 Jamestown at Rectory of S.S. Peter & Paul Roman Church by Rev. David J. Ryan - Helen N. Driscoll of Wellsville, Allegheny County, NY. Ray Alton Carpenter worked for and boarded with Frank and Lana Persons for a time on Pickard Street. Also, he worked at the Pickard Hotel, Bemus Point, as a boy. In 1925, Ray worked for a construction company in Falconer, where the truck he was driving lost its brakes and he backed into a gravel pit and broke arm and a leg, and was seriously hurt. He spent some time in a Buffalo Hospital. One leg was permanently damaged and he was put on compensation. He walked with crutches or a cane for the rest of his life. Despite all of this, he usually was ready with a joke for anyone. At time of the accident he resided at Levant where he and his wife, Helen, owned two small farms. In 1931, he bought a 117 acre farm on Joslyn-Fenner Road, Town of Stockton, where his father George (who had resided with son, Ray, most of his life) and Ray’s sons, Geroge (who had just got out of the U.S. Army, after being in Hawaii) and Floyd "Spike", two daughters, Anna and Betty, moved to reside here until 1939, when he sold the farm and removed back to Levant, for a time. Later both places were sold there, and he resided with daughter, Anna and family for a number of years. He was with them at Roscoe, N. Y. when he became very ill, and wanted to be brought up to his son’s at Brocton, N. Y. as he felt that he would die soon. He died of cancer about one month later in Westfield Hospital. Ray was six feet tall, handsome man, blue eyes and dark hair, big frame, but not heavy.
Carpenter, Harriet "Hattie" (Dowd). b. abt. 1890. d. Sept. 17, 1918 of Spanish influenza at Falconer, NY. d/o George & Hulda Ann (Parker) Dowd. 1st w/o Ray Alton Carpenter.
Carpenter. Helen N. (Driscoll). b. Nov. 18, 1882 Levant, NY. d. Oct. 18, 1926 Levant, NY. 3rd w/o Ray Alton Carpenter.
Children of Ray Alton & Harriet "Hattie" (Dowd) Carpenter included:
1. George Pickard Carpenter. 1909-1979. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
2. Floyd Ray "Spike" Carpenter. 1915-1974. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. md. Virginia R. Davison.
3. Frank Carpenter. d. as a baby. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
Children of Ray Alton & Helen N. (Driscoll) Carpenter included:
1. Anna Marie Carpenter. b. Aug. 22, 1923 Falconer, NY. md. Maurice John Waite.
2. Betty Jean Carpenter. (18 months old when her mother died). b. Apr. 13, 1925. md. George Kemp.
Carpenter, Wayne. b. 1939. d. 1939 Falconer, NY. Age 6 months. s/o Floyd Ray "Spike" & Virginia R. (Davison) Carpenter. Wayne had brothers, Floyd R. Carpenter Jr. of Portland, James A. Carpenter of Portland and David A. Carpenter of Fredonia.
Coe, Grace L. w/o Harry C. Tilyou.
Coe, John. b. Sept. 20, 1757 Southbury, Conn. d. Feb. 19, 1846 Town of Ellery. Age 89/5/0. md. Apr. 23, 1781 Southbury, Conn. - Lois Johnson. Enlisted in American army at Southbury, Conn. in June, 1776 in Revolutionary War. Served as private in company of Capt. Rogers, Col. Gay’s Reg’t. Re-enlisted in Dec., 1776, again in 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780 and in 1781, serving under Captains David Hinman, Curtis and Johnson and Cols. Hinman and Preston, Connecticut Militia. The last six months of his service he was teamster. He applied for pension Feb. 13, 1834, while a resident of Ellery, Chautauqua County, NY. Pension was granted. He is also mentioned in the Pension List of 1840. His first six month’s service in the army was as substitute for his brother Andrew. Captain David Hinman, in whose Company he was attached, was his grandfather. The wife of John Coe, Lois, was granted a pension April 18, 1848, at which time she was residing in the Town of Ellery.
Coe, Lois (Johnson). b. Oct. 12, 1762. d. Aug. 27, 1851. w/o John Coe.
Children of John & Lois (Johnson) Coe included:
1. Noble Coe. b. Jan. 31, 1782. Appears on mortality list in Grundo County, Ill. in 1850 with cause being colic.
2. Albert Coe. b. Feb. 12, 1784.
3. Hadazsah Coe. b. Apr. 2, 1786.
4. Alvin Coe. b. Aug. 5, 1788.
5. Sabrina Coe. b. Aug. 18, 1891.
6. Matilda Coe. b. Feb. 24, 1794. md. John Sprague.
7. John Coe. b. Dec. 5, 1797.
8. Warren J. Coe. b. July 15, 1800. d. Mar. 2, 1857. bd. Centralia Cemetery, Town of Stockton. md. Cordelia B.________.
9. Henry Coe. b. June 17, 1803. d. Nov. 16, 1887. bd. Centralia Cemetery, Town of Stockton. md. Sophronia Dorsett.
10. Lois Ann Coe.
Cole, Margaret Victoria (Kiley). b. Jan. 22, 1894 Pickard Hill, Town of Ellery. d. Dec. 21, 1981. Age 87. d/o John W. & DeLeah (Fenton) Kiley. md. 1st Jan. 22, 1913 - Charles Edward Cole. b. June 7, 1891 Town of Charlotte. d. June 1, 1968 Jamestown General Hospital. Age 78. bd. Centralia Cemetery, Town of Stockton. Margaret md. 2nd. Aug. 18, 1930 - Alfred William Ferguson. b. Oct. 12, 1889 Sherman, NY. d. Oct. 16, 1947 auto accident in Town of Ellery. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
Children of Margaret Victoria (Kiley) Cole & Charles Edward Cole included:
1. Elizabeth Mae Cole. b. Dec. 26, 1915. md. _______Sherman. 2001 of Stedman, NY.
2. Robert Charles Cole. b. July 18, 1917 Sinclairville, NY. d. Mar. 31, 1976 Sugar Grove, Pa. Age 58. md. Bernetta M. ________.
Condon, David. b. 1821. d. 1902. w/ Mary. David came from Canada.
Condon, Mary (_____). b. 1833. d. July 28, 1901. Age 68. w/ David Condon.
Children of David & Mary (_____) Condon included:
1. John B. Condon. d. Oct. 28, 1888. Age 38. bd. Bemus Point Cemetery on the Austin Lot. He was semi-adopted by Ebenezer and Malvina Austin.
2. Richard J. Condon. 1853-1922. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. md. Eleanor Seeley.
3. Anna Condon. b. 1857 in Canada. d. Sept. 10, 1908 Town of Ellery. md. Sept. 9, 1878 - Orin Hazzard.
Condon, Maude. b. July 15, 1889. d. Nov. 28, 1907. d/o Richard J. & Eleanor (Seeley) Condon.
Condon, Richard J. b. 1853. d. Apr. 29, 1922. s/o David & Mary (______ ) Condon. w/ Eleanor Seeley.
Condon, Eleanor (Seeley). b. Mar. 24, 1861. d. July 17, 1916 WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY. Age 55/3/17. w/o Richard J. Condon.
Children of Richard J. & Eleanor (Seeley) Condon included:
1. Maude Condon. 1889-1907. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
2. Edwin Condon. md. - Leora Davis.
Couse, Clarence A. veteran of Vietnam Conflict.
Couse, Clarence V. b. 1886. d. 1956. w/ Lavia W. _______.
Couse, Lavia W. (_____). b. 1894. d. 1963. w/o Clarence V. Couse.
Couse, William R. veteran of World War II.
Crandall, Leo P. b. Nov. 26, 1848. d. Apr. 14, 1928 Stockton, NY. s/o Jeremiah & Elvira (Young) Crandall. w/ Mary Austin.
Crandall, Mary (Austin). b. Sept. 29, 1855 Lyons. d. Dec. 23, 1933 Sinclairville, NY at home of daughter Mrs. William Sylvester. Age 78/2/25. d/o James & Catherine (Fonda) Austin. w/o Leo P. Crandall. P.J. 12/24/1933: Mrs. Mary Austin Crandall, widow of Leo P. Crandall of South Stockton, died yesterday morning at 3:15 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Sylvester, in Sinclairville, aged 78 years, 2 months, 25 days. Besides Mrs. Sylvester, Mrs. Crandall is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mertis Shutt of Jamestown and Mrs. Nellie Pickard of South Stockton, and nine grandchildren. Mrs. Crandall was born in Lyons and moved to Chautauqua County when 7 years old. She was a member of Centralia Grange, All Saints’ Guild of Sinclairville and the Ladies’ Aid Society of Centralia. The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Sylvester at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Red Bird Cemetery.
Children of Lee P. & Mary (Austin) Crandall included:
1. Nellie C. Crandall 1866-1978. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. md. Earle H. Pickard.
2. Mertie Crandall. b. Oct. 29, 1877 Dewittville, NY. d. Mar. 24, 1962 Brocton, NY. bd. Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, NY. md. 1st - George L. Shutt. md. 2nd - _______ Mecusker.
3. Florence Crandall. d. June 1960. md. William Sylvester.
Crandall, Nellie C. b. Mar. 1, 1886 Town of Ellery. d. May 3, 1978 Fenton Park Nursing Home, Jamestown, NY. Age 92. d/o Lee P. & Mary (Austin) Crandall. w/o Earle H. Pickard. b. Dec. 24, 1885 town of Ellery. d. Apr. 22, 1957 South Stockton, NY. bd. Red Bird Cemetery. s/o Eugene F. & Emma (Wheeler) Pickard.
Crick, Sarah Jane (Brunson). b. May 2, 1837. d. Sept. 5, 1867. bd. on Brunson Lot. Age 30/4/3. d/o Abel & Sally "Sally" (Love) Brunson. md. Feb. 1, 1866 - John Elijah Crick Sr. b. Feb. 13, 1790. d. Apr. 12, 1872. Age 82/1/28. John Elijah Crick Sr. is bd. ??. Jane Brunson was John Elijah Crick’s 2nd wife. John Elijah Crick Sr. enlisted Aug. 13, 1862 PVT. First Battalion N. Y. S. Sharp Shooters, Ellery. Discharged June 3, 1865. Mustered out with company near Washington, D. C.
Cross, Clayton C. b. Aug. 25, 1911 Cassadaga, NY. d. May 12, 2000
WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY. Age 88. s/o Allen & Alta (Halstead)
Cross. md. Aug. 3, 1935 - Marie E. Nieder. PJ: 5/14/2000:
Sinclairville: Clayton C. Cross, Age 88, of Crane Street, Jamestown,
formerly of Towerville Road, Sinclairville, died Friday, May 12, 2000,
in WCA Hospital. He was born Aug. 25, 1911, in Cassadaga, the son of
Allen and Alta Halstead Cross. A county resident most of his life, he
attended Sinclairville Schools. He was employed from 1827 to 1943 by
Chautauqua County. He was then employed as a grinder at Marlin Rockwell
in Jamestown for 10 years, the former Blackstone of Jamestown and
Hughes Aircraft in Tuscon, Ariz. He then was employed by Ring Punch and
Die of Jamestown for 15 years, retiring in 1976. He attended the Gerry
Free Methodist Church. Surviving is his wife of 64 years, Marie E.
Nieder Cross, whom he married Aug. 3, 1935; a daughter: Irene Higgs of
Jamestown; six grandchildren: Robert Cross, Brian Cross and Steven
Cross, all of Phoenix, Jeff Lawson of Batavia, Penny Dracup of
Jamestown and Todd Lawson of Gerry; and three great-grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by a son, Gerald Allen Cross; a brother, Clifford
Cross; and a sister, Marie Niles. The funeral service will be held at
11 a.m. Tuesday in the Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville, with the
Rev. H. Robert Mitchell, pastor of Gerry Free Methodist Church,
officiating. Burial will be in Red Bird Cemetery. The family suggests
memorials be made to the Sinclairville 76ers.
Cross, Marie E. (Nieder). b. July 9, 1918 Dunkirk, NY. d. Sept. 3, 2005 in her home on Cross St., Jamestown, NY. Age 87. d/o Joseph & Anna (Bates) Nieder. w/o Clayton C. Cross. PJ: 9/4/2005: Marie E. Cross, 87, of Cross Street, Jamestown, formerly of Towerville Road, Sinclairville, died Saturday Sept. 3, 2005, in her home. She was born July 9, 1918, in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Bates Nieder. A Chautauqua County resident all her life, she attended Dunkirk schools. She is survived by her daughter, Irene Higgs of Jamestown, six grandchildren: Robert Cross of Fort Mills, S.C., Brian and Steven Cross, both of Phoenix, Ariz., Jeff Lawson of Batavia, Penny Field of Jamestown, and Todd Lawson of Gerry; four great-grandchildren; two sisters: Ruth O’Brien of Ashville and Frances Brown of Tucson, Ariz.; and three brothers: Charles "Bud" Nieder of Falconer, Paul Nieder of Jamestown and William Nieder of Jamestown. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Clayton C. Cross, whom she married Aug. 3, 1935, and who died May 12, 2000; a son, Gerald Cross on July 25, 1991; and two brothers: Gordon Nieder on Nov. 8, 1995, and Donald Nieder on July 22, 1997. Burial will be in Red Bird Cemetery, Ellery.
Children of Clayton C. & Marie E. (Nieder) Cross included:
1. Irene Cross. md. ________Higgs.
2. Gerald Allen Cross. d. July 25, 1991.
Crowell, Mabel E. b. 1899. d. 1965. w/o Albert E. Millward. b. 1876. d. 1958. bd. Red Bird Cemetery.
Curtis, Lucius J. b. 1880. d. 1959. w/ Lucia Mellor.
Curtis, Lucia (Mellor). b. 1894. d. 1967. w/o Lucius J. Curtis.
Curtis, Shirley J. b. 1928. d. 1962. Probably relation to Lucius J. & Lucia (Mellor) Curtis.
SOURCE: Compiled by Loraine C. Smith, Town of Ellery