VICTOR A. ALBRO was born in Westfield,
October 10th, 1842,
and is special deputy county clerk of Chautauqua county.
January 1st, 1870,
he married Cordelia L. Kelsey, of Chautauqua.
B. BOND was born
in Chautauqua, December 15th,
1833. In 1856 he married Augusta Moore, who died in 1858. His second wife, whom he married in 1877,
was Rosanna Totman,
of Stockton, who died the same
year. By the first marriage there was one child. C. M. born March 10th, 1857. Mr. Bond's father,
M. F. Bond, was born March 2nd, 1809, and died August 30th, 1858. He came
to the town when young with his parents, Bethue1 and Lydia
(Dolphe) Bond. His father was a soldier in the
war of 1812.
C. A. CADWELL was born in New Haven,
Vt., January 22nd, l828. In 1857
he married Antoinette Barrows,
daughter of Anson and Marianne Barrows,
of Stockton, born December 28th, 1834. His
parents were Adin and Editha
(Strong) Cadwell. They settled early in
Mina and removed thence to Ellery, thence to Chautauqua. His father was born in
Vermont in 1802, and died in 1876;
his mother was born in 1805, and died in 1864. They had seven children, of whom
C. A. is the oldest. The children born to C. A. and Antoinette Cadwell are
Mark, 1864; Mary E., 1866; Ward C., 1876.
was born in Arlington, Vt.,
August 26th, 1820,
and married Clarissa La Due,
daughter of Joshua La Due, April 2nd, 1843. They have
had five children -- Mabel Annette, born in 1844 (died in March, 1874); James
De Catur, born in 1847; Rosalia,
born April 14th, 1849 (died February 20th, 1869); Julia,
born June 5th, 1852 (died November 15th, 1872); Luella,
born August 24th, 1856, who married Edward Golborn, of Chautauqua county,
born in Cherry Valley, Otsego county. James Caldwell, father of Mr. Caldwell, was born June 3rd, 1784, and his father and
grandfather were named James, the latter coming to America
from Ireland in
1719, and locating at Londonderry, N. H. The father of
the present James Caldwell was
married in 1807 to Esther Coman, born in Washington
county in 1788, and died October 22nd, 1867.
W. W. CARLIN,
architect and superintendent, has been long connected with the leading building
interests of Chautauqua. He was born in Chautauqua, September 25th, 1850, and lived in Warren
eight years prior to 1878, when he returned to Chautauqua. March 14th, 1876, he married Susie A. Pond, of Farmington,
WILLIAM CHACE, M. D., a native of St. Catharines, Canada,
and a practicing physician, was born January
4th, 1833, and came to Mayville in 1855. His wife, to
whom he was married August 7th,
1861, is a native of Mayville.
farmer, was born in Chautauqua. August
21st, 1844. December
26th, 1872, he married Maria, daughter of Dalton
and Mary Akam,
of Chautauqua. Their children are: Mary, born September 26th, 1873; Sarah, January 8th, 1875, and
Louie, August 22nd, 1878.
was born in Chautauqua, January 7th,
1855. He is a son of John Dearing,
who was born May 25th, 1828, in Devonshire, England; came to
Westfield in 1840, removed to Portland, and thence to Chautauqua in 1844; served
as assessor and road commissioner, and who married Jane Bowles, born January 1st, 1831, in Chautauqua. Of their
five children three are living--William, Lilly M., born February 6th, 1859, and John F., born July 31st, 1864.
EGBERT DENTON was
born in Beekman, Dutchess county, in 1825. He is justice of the peace and justice of
sessions of Chautauqua county, and was postmaster at
Mayville more than eleven years. He served in the late war three years and six
weeks, taking part in engagements with the 112th N. Y. volunteers,
including the battle of Cold Harbor and the fights
around Petersburg. He was laid up
from the effects of typhus fever from July, 1863, to February, 1864, and September 29th, 1864, lost
a leg in the engagement at Chapin's Farm. In 1849 he married Clarissa S. Knight. His second wife, who died in
March, 1862, was Mary J. Newcomb, of
Schoharie county, whom he married in 1854, his first wife having died in May, 1851.
He has had two children, now dead.
WILLIAM S. ECKER was born in Harmony, November 8th, 1828. October 29th, 1850, he married
Rebecca Anne Warner, daughter of
Nathaniel and Lura (Nunn) Warner, of
Villenova. They have three children -Edgar N., born October 21st, 1851 (married Kittie Fay, of Portland);
Ernest W., March 15th, 1858
(married Lizzie Guerin, born in 1859),
and Emro G., October
7th, 1861. Peter Ecker, father of William S., was born in Herkimer county, October 1st,
1797; married Lucinda Wilcox,
born in 1810, in Oneida county, and
died March 22nd, 1864.
Nathaniel Warner was born in
Litchfield, Herkimer county, April 28th, 1801, married Lura Nunn June 15th, 1824, and was an
early settler in Villenova.
A. E. FINNEY was
born in Blairsville, Pa.,
in 1826. In 1846 she married Robert Finney,
of Dover, Del.
In 1874 she came to Chautauqua from Pittsburgh,
ANSON S. GIFFORD
was born in Hannibal, Oswego county, May 25th,
He came to Mayville in 1856, and in 1866 married Elizabeth Bartlett, of Erie
county. They have two children-Albert, born January 12th, 1861, and Bertha
Maria, born December 9th,
1862. Mr. Gifford has been constable.
RUFUS GLEASON was
born in Salisbury, Litchfield county, Conn.,
in 1808. He married Melissa Sherman,
of Montgomery county.
Of their six children, Albert was born in 1831 (died in 1880); Charles, born in
1833; Adelaide, in 1841; Ellen, in
1844 (died in 1869); Frances,
in .1848 (married Henry W. Hughes,
of Louisville, Crawford county,
Pa). Mr. Gleason came from Schoharie county in 1837,
and is by trade a mechanic and carriage builder. He has been justice of the
peace two terms and has held other offices, and is now an officer of the
Chautauqua County Court.
WILLIAM SHERMAN GLEASON
was born in Harmony, July 8th,
1863, he married Sarah Jane Akram, of Chautauqua. He has lived in Mayville since 1838;
he was a merchant from 1859 to 1875, except in 1861, when he was in the 9th
N. Y. cavalry. He was a charter member of Peacock Lodge, No. 696. F. & A.
M.; was its Master from 1871-75, and district deputy grand master in 1873 and
1874 of the 26th masonic district of New
York. His children have been George B., born November 9th, 1863; Sherman,
November 2nd, 1866
(deceased); Willie, May 2nd,
1872 (died March 21st,
1880); Charles, December
dentist, was born in Portland in
1841. He served in the State militia in 1861 and 1862. In 1869 he married Mary
H. Van Valkenburg,
of Mayville. They have two children-Guy, born in 1874, and Ray, born in 1880.
His father, David Granger, was a son
of David B. Granger, an early
settler in Chautauqua county, and was born in Portland
in 1818. He married Juline Webster, born in Cazenovia, N.Y.
WILLIAM GREEN, a
native of Springfield, Otsego county, came to Mayville in 1824, and was many years a clerk
in the land office there, having previously served in a similar capacity in the
land offices at Batavia and
Ellicott, and helped survey the Holland Purchase. Subsequently he studied law
and was admitted to the bar. He has been justice of the peace thirty years. He
had eight sons, five of whom are living. His daughter, Mary Louise, married Dr.
E. C. HART,
farmer, was born in Chautauqua, July
13th, 1829. October
16th, 1856, he married Harriet J. Alfred, of Farmington, Conn.
Their four children were born as follows: Ella M., in 1858; Charles E., 1860
(died the same year); Fred A., in 1862; Henry S., in 1866. He has been assessor
six years and an elder of the Presbyterian church, of
which Mr. and Mrs. Hart and Ella M. and Fred A. are members. Asa Hart, his
father, was born at Avon, Conn.,
October 24th, 1800.
He came to Chautauqua in 1824 and brought his family in 1828. He was a
surveyor, and helped survey the county and held several offices. His wife was
They had four children.
D. H. HEWES was born in Richfield,
Otsego county, November 15th, 1819, and married Abigail Irwin, born November 3rd, 1821. They had five
children, one of whom is dead. William H., born March 5th, 1846
(died in 1848); Jared, July 23rd, 1848; Robert, March 13th,
1850; Annie, October 23rd, 1852; George, September 19th, 1854.
Mr. Hewes has been supervisor and assessor seventeen
ROBERT HEWES, father of D. H. and R. P. Hewes, was born in Wrentham,
Mass., January 25th, 1784,. January 20th, 1811, he
married Annie Hawks, born in Vermont,
November 7th, 1785.
In 1829 he came to Harmony from Richfield,
N. Y.; thence to Mayville. He served as supervisor a number of years, and was
captain in the county militia. His family is of English descent. His father,
George R. Hewes,
was born in Boston, September 15th, 1730, and
died in 1840. He married Lydia
Sumner, aunt of Charles Sumner, and was a Revolutionary
soldier, and was present on the occasion of the Boston Tea Party.
R. P. HEWES was born in Richfield,
Otsego county, in 1815, and came with his parents to
Chautauqua county in 1829. In 1841 he married Olive Porter, of Chautauqua, born February
13th, 1820. They have had thirteen children. The
following are living: Mary J. P., born in 1843; Cassius M. C., in 1856; John
W., in 1849; Franklin F., in 1851; R. V. A., in 1852; T. Sydney, in 1854; Ed
ward B., in 1858; Minnie T., in 1864.
was born in Lowville, N. Y., January
14th, 1803, and is the oldest of five children of Amasa Hitchcock,
who was born in Springfield, Mass.,
in 1780, subsequently removing to Lowville, thence to Chautauqua, where he
lived in the family of Hiram till his death. Hiram Hitchcock came to the town
in 1824, and has been engaged in cloth-dressing, the lumber trade and the
manufacture of shingles, fork-handles, &c. In 1825 he married Nancy Pierce, who died in 1826. His second
wife was Eleanor (Baker) Smith. His mother's maiden name was
farmer, was born in Chautauqua, August
12th, 1849. August
19th, 1872, he married Kate, daughter of Whiteside and
Mary Anne Hazleton, of Chautauqua.
His father, Stephen W. Hunt, was
born in Cambridge, N. Y., in 1805,
and came to Chautauqua county with William and
Thankful Hunt, his parents, in 1816.
February 24th, 1838,
he married Martha Irwin, born in New
York city, November 11th, 1815, who
came to Chautauqua in 1817 with the family of her father, Girard Irwin, who married a Prendergast.
M. A. KEYES, boot
and shoe dealer, was born in Vermillion, Erie
county, O., September 4th,
1844; left there in 1849, and has lived in Mayville since 1857. August 1st, 1866, he
married Kate C, Barnett, of Bennington,
Vt. They have three children-Minnie B.,
born December 7th, 1868;
Willie C., July 4th, 1870;
Marion A., December 15th,
WILLIAM LEET was born in Chautauqua, June 24th, 1818, and is a farmer and produce
dealer. December 27th,
1840, he married Eliza Ann Strong,
who bore him one son, Anson G., in 1844, and died in 1850. December 21st, 1852, be married
Harriet S. Belden, daughter of
Daniel and Sarah Hills.
The children by this marriage have been: Mary Elizabeth, born February 25th, 1854,
Willis D., October 29th,
1856; George E., September
18th, 1862; Eliza A., March 23rd, 1866. Anson Leet, father of William, was born
in April, 1777, at Guilford, Conn.;
he lived in Herkimer county. He came to Stockton
in 1806; thence moved to Chautauqua. He married Abigail Dudley, born in 1780, by whom he had eleven children, and who died
in 1879. He died June 21st,
1843. Simeon Leet, William's grandfather, was born in Connecticut,
and was a descendant of William Leet, who was sent over by the Crown as the second governor
of Connecticut. He was killed
during the Revolution while attempting to prevent the plunder of his locality
by a ship's crew.
ADELGONDE MACKENZIE was born in Reynault,
Switzerland, June 6th, 1807. August 18th, 1825, she
married Donald McKenzie, whose
family is a very ancient one, descended from one of the noblest houses of Scotland.
Their children have been as follows: Jemima, born in 1827; Catharine, in 1829;
Roderick, in 1830; Noel, in 1831; Fennella, in 1834;
Alexander, January 16th, 1836; Alice E., November, 1837; Henry, in
1839; William P., 1841; Donald, in 1843; Adelgonde,
in 1844; Silista (deceased), in 1847; Humbertson, March 26th, 1849.
S. H. MAIN,
farmer, was born in Villenova July 26th,
1828. January 1st,
1856, he married Lucretia, daughter of
Stephen and Clara Chase, born in Charlotte
March 6th, 1831.
Jennie, born December 27th,
1856, and George, born January
7th, 1862, are their children.
Mr. Main came to the town from Charlotte
in 1866, and purchased the farm where he has since lived. Rev. Thomas B. Main, his father, was born in Washington
county, in 1798. He married Harriet Wilson, of Brownsville,
N. Y. He removed to Oneida county, thence to Chautauqua. As a preacher he stood high in
the Free-Will Baptist church. He died in 1858.
CHARLES G. MAPLES,
elected surrogate of Chautauqua county, in 1870, and
re-elected in 1876, has been justice of the peace nearly twenty years, justice
of sessions, two terms; railroad commissioner, assistant internal revenue
assessor, six years; coroner, eight years, and has held other offices. He was
born in Milo, Yates county, February 20th, 1818, was reared a
farmer and has been one most of his life. He came to Chautauqua county, from Aurora, Erie
county, in 1836, and to Mayville in 1871. March 4th, 1838, he married Ruth Barney, of Ellery, born in Newstead, Erie county.
ISAAC MOORE was
born in Dryden, N. Y., November 14th,
1807, and came to Chautauqua with his parents, in 1829, from
Newfield, N. Y. December 17th of that year he married Caroline Green, who was born in Fishkill, N. Y.,
1811. He has been a merchant and a live stock dealer, and has kept
a temperance hotel at Mayville four years. He was once a commissioned officer
in the rifle corps of the county. He and his wife are Methodists. Elijah Moore, father of Isaac, was born in Middletown,
N. Y., and removed successively to Dryden, N. Y., to Newfield, N. Y., to Harmony
and to Chautauqua. His wife was Jane Cazer.
farmer, was born in Newfield, N. Y., May
15th, 1814, and came with his parents from his native
place to Chautauqua at the age of fifteen. He has been highway commissioner six
years and superintendent of the poor three years. January 1st, 1835, he married Polly Bloomer. His second wife was Elizabeth
M. Kelsey, whom he married in 1841.
His present wife was Jane Aspinwall, daughter of B. Bloomer. His children by his first wife were Adeline, wife of A. C.
Green, born April 8th, 1836, and Hannah A., born in
1839, who died in 1862. Watson W., born in 1842; Mary J., born in 1846 and
Eugene W., born in 1850, are his children by his second wife.
was born in Smarden, Kent,
1850, and before the close of that year came to America
with her parents, James and Charlotte Homewood.
March 14th, 1871,
she married William P. Peacock, of Westfield.
Mr. Peacock, who was an extensive farmer, was born in 1825 and died in 1880.
Mrs. Peacock has two daughters, Margaret Isabelle, born April 8th, 1872, and Sarah Jane, born June 19th, 1877.
HIRAM A. PRATT,
farmer, has been engaged in the construction of public works, is assistant
superintendent of the Sunday-school assembly grounds, has been supervisor and
justice of the peace and has held a commission in the State militia four years.
He was born March 5th, 1807,
at Cambridge, Washington
county, and came from there to Chautauqua, in 1831. In
1830 he married Minerva Wyman; in
1850 Nancy Kessler, and in 1856 Mary A. Goodrich,
daughter of Jeremiah and Mary Barnes
Potter, born in Chautauqua September 28th, 1811. A.
W., born in 1831; H. W., born in 1833; M. B., born in 1835; Helen M., born in
1837; Harriet L., born in 1842, and Jule, born in 1847,
are the children of his first wife. By his third wife Martin Allen was born March 16th, 1857, and died
in 1858. By her former marriage Mrs. Pratt
had four children, one of whom, Harriet W. married Joshua La Due. Mrs. Pratt's father, Hiram, was born in Westbrook, in 1775,
married Rachel Allen, of Cambridge,
N. Y., and died in 1814. He had command of the 116th volunteers in
the war of 1812, with the rank of captain.
JOHN R. ROBERTSON,
son of George Robertson, was born at
Jamestown, December 18th, 1833. In 1855 he
married Eveline B. Brown. He has been a merchant for years, and was elected county
clerk in 1870.
EZRA J. SCOFIELD was born in Ellery, April 7th, 1841. In 1861 he married Amy E. Barnhart, of Chautauqua. Lottie, born in September, 1866, and Berris,
born December 20th, 1877,
are their children. Mr. Scofield
came to the town in 1855, and is a merchant and a manufacturer of butter and
cheese packages at Hartfield. He has been justice of
the peace eight years, and is supervisor of the town. Elias Scofield, his father, was born
M. W. SCOFIELD was born in Ellery, February 4th, 1845, and came to Chautauqua in
1855. He is a merchant and a manufacturer of cheese and butter packages at Hartfield, and has been postmaster there twelve years. In
1866 he married Susan A. Hanchett, of Chautauqua.
HERMAN SIXBEY, hardware and grocery merchant, was 1st
lieutenant of Company E, 112th N. Y. volunteers, from December 9th, 1862, to February 3rd, 1865, and was
county clerk of Chautauqua county, 1874-77. He was
born in Montgomery county, September 8th,
1838, married Marianna R. Buck,
of Westfield, August 3rd, 1863, and came to Mayville January 1st, 1874. .
was born in Homer, Cortland county, December
30th, 1820. He came to Chautauqua with his parents in
1832, and has been assessor four terms and inspector of elections a number of
years. In 1843 he married Diantha, daughter of
Zephaniah and Olive Howard. His
father, Lewis Sperry, was born in
1793, and died in 1879. He was a descendant of an old Welsh family and a son of
Elijah Sperry, a captain in the
JAMES STEVENS was
born in Chautauqua in 1835, and is a farmer. In 1860 he married Ellen Hitchcock, daughter of' Hiram Hitchcock, who was born in Chautauqua
in 1835. They have had three children, one of whom, Albert J., born December 31st, 1867, is
living. David, father of Mr. Stevens, was born in Massachusetts,
and came to Chautauqua in 1823. He married Polly Ward; they had five children.
CHARLES W. TARBOX was born in Pomfret, July 3rd, 1827; came to Chautauqua in 1865, and
is a farmer and has been road commissioner. In 1848 he married Elizabeth Wilson, and May 25th, 1865, A. Main, a native of Villenova. He has
five children by his first wife-Frank, born in 1850; John, 1852; Charles, 1854;
Mary, 1861; Hattie, 1863. There were two children by the second
marriage-George, born in 1867 (died 1872), and Clinton,
born August 21st, 1873.
Mr. Tarbox's father, John, was born in Connecticut
in 1799, and removed to Oneida county; thence to Pomfret, where he died in 1854. He married
Rebecca Rude, and had five children.
D. E. WALLIS was
born in Bethany, Genesee county,
in 1804, and came to Chautauqua with his parents, Elisha
and Debby (Lincoln)
Wallis, in 1811. He has been
collector, inspector of election and poor master, and a member of an
independent rifle company. His father was justice of the peace, poor master,
assessor and county coroner, and a commissioned officer in the county militia.
In 1845 Mr. Wallis married Eliza A. Huggins,
of Bethany, Genesee county.
They have two children, Frances A., born in 1846, and Rosemer
E.; born January 15th, 1839.
was born in 1780, He died in 1857; his wife in 1867.
A. H. WHITNEY,
farmer and carpenter and joiner, was born in Lennox, Oneida
11th, 1818, and came to Chautauqua with his parents,
Henry and Aurelia, in 1821. In 1840 he married Mary Ann Rheubottom and in 1853 Lucy Almeda Clarke,
of Spring, Erie
county, Pa. By the first marriage
there were three children: John H., born in 1852; Martha E., 1845; Caroline,
1848. Henry Claude, born in 1873, is by the second marriage. Henry Whitney, a native of Connecticut,
removed with his parents, Richard and Ruth Whitney,
to West Moreland, Oneida
county, where he married Aurelia Fenton. They came to
Chautauqua In 1821.
farmer, was born in Pomfret March 9th,
1818, and came to Chautauqua, with his parents, in 1825. In 1843 he
married Sarah M. Dayton, daughter of
Henry and Sophia Dayton, of
Chautauqua. Their daughter, Julia L., was born February 17th, 1848. Elmer Wood, father of Willard, was born February 22nd, 1787, in Massachusetts,
and came to Stockton in 1809. From
there he removed to Pomfret; thence to Chautauqua, in 1829. He married Philene Lewis,
born April 24th, 1792,
and served in the war of 1812. He died in 1859; his wife in 1860. William Wood, grandfather of Willard, was a
native of New England, of English descent, and served
seven years in the Revolution.
WILLIAM WOOD was
born in Pomfret March 24th,
1816, and married Sally Jane Scofield, of Hadley, Saratoga
county, in 1837. They have had three children, Polly
M., born in 1838, died in 1840; Charlotte Eliza, born June 6th, 1841, married E. C. Cadwell. George
was born June 15th, 1845,
and married Amy, daughter of Nathan and Mary Cheney. They have two children, Glenni,
born September 23rd, 1872,
and Altie J., July
The following named citizens of Chautauqua also gave their
support to this work: J. J. Aldrich,
G. A. Baker, J. L. Butman, Garland
H. Cheney, N. J. Elliott, Horace Fox, J. Otto Green, T.
D. Hammond, A. Hersperger, Thomas Hutson, J. M. Hurty, Edwin Kirkland, Ziba
Lott, J. H. Miller, E. T. Sperry, A.
A. Van Dusen,
Mrs. H. Vanvalkenburg,
Rev. J. H. Vincent, J. B. Vrooman, J. H. Ward, A. K. Warren, W. M. Whalen, A.
Wilcox, William Wilkinson, John Wood and
P. D. Wood.