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Excerpt from: Kane Co. Illinois Biographical Record, 1898

Major J.S. VAN PATTEN, born 1823 in Preble, Cortland Co., NY, was the son of Ryer and Mary (SPENCER) VAN PATTEN, natives of Schenectady and County Down respectively. The grandfather of the Major was of Holland, locating in Schenectady Co. about 1780, where Ryer was born in 1789. In 1809 he moved to Cortland Co. One son John R. occupies the old homstead. In 1847, Major VAN PATTEN married Louisa R. BACON of Cortland Co., who died in 1853, leaving one son, Louis. Major VAN PATTEN moved to Kane Co. Ill. in 1854.

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Excerpt from: Kane Co. Illinois Biographical Record, 1898

Capt. A.C. GRAVES, born 1825 in Cortland Co.NY, the son of Phineas and Anna (KENDALL) GRAVES, he a native of Cortland, she of Vt. Phineas removed to Will Co. Ill. in 1834 with his family, and brothers Amos and Jesse. In 1837, he moved to Dupage Co. Ill, and died 1889 in Kane Co. Capt. GRAVES was the 2nd of 11 children.

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Excerpt from: 1883 Portrait & Biographical Album, Mecosta Co., MI., Chapman Bros., Chicago

HENRY T. ALBRO, farmer, sec. 36, Big Rapids Tp., was born in Greenfield, Wayne Co., Mich., Jan. 5, 1841. The place of his birth is now within the limits of the city of Detroit. He is a son of Clark and Catherine (O'Neil) Albro, the former born July 5, 1819, at Cortland, N.Y., of French and English extraction. The mother was a native of County Tyrone, Ireland, born in 1821, and first came to the United States when very young. Her father was a sea captain and she was on the Atlantic Ocean, chiefly when she was six years old. She died April 26, 1883, at Detroit.

Mr. Albro was married May 9, 1867, to Cynthia R., daughter of William and Rosanna Butler of English and German descent on the paternal side, and on the mother's, of Scotch and French origin. Mrs. Albro was born in Detroit, Mich., Jan. 15, 1852.

Mr. Albro came to Mecosta County in September, 1867, and took up 33 acres of government land on sec. 36, on which he now resides, and has a good portion under fine cultivation.

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FOX, J. H. Wilton Hack& Mail Line Cortland Co. NY 1867 Wilton

Abstract from: CALHOUN COUNTY, MICHIGAN, PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM (Chicago: Chapman Bros., 1891), p.648

A bio of John T. Wood says that John T. Wood was a son of Allen Wood, who was the son of Timothy Wood of Virgil, Cortland Co. NY. Among many other things, this bio says that Timothy (b. May 2, 1774, NY) was married twice, first to Nancy Wood (it says explicitly that Wood was her maiden name) (b. March 13, 1773). She had the following children:

"Timothy, Lydia (Mrs. Van Vorris), John H., Jonas, Nancy and Abigail (both of whom died unmarried), Allen, and Eliza (now Mrs. Dent). Timothy Wood's first wife died in Orange County, N.Y. and he subsequently married Lucy Smith, who bore him the following children: Sallie A., Lydia, Timothy, Milton, Andrew J. and Horace B., all of whom married except Sallie."

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Excerpt from: LANDMARKS OF STEUBEN COUNTY, NY 1896, Family Sketches, pg. 49

LEWIS, Truman W., was born in Ulysses, Tompkins County, N.Y, December 3, 1819, and is the fifth of thirteen children born to Abram & Hannah (FRINK) Lewis, both natives of Stonington, CT., who came to Cortland County, N.Y., about 1812, being pioneers of the town of Salem. In 1832 they came to Troupsburg, where he died in 1857, and she in 1881. He was a hatter by trade, but followed farming most of his life, and was a soldier in the war of 1812.

His grandfather, Nehemiah Lewis, was a native of CT, and settled in Petersboro, where he died. In old age he drew a pension for services rendered in the war of the Revolution. The Frink family were also natives of CT, and settled in Cortland county, where they followed farming. Truman W. Lewis was reared on the farm, and has also followed farming. In 1832 he came to Troupsburg, where he still resides. In 1890 he sold the farm to his son Silas and retired, but still lives on the farm. In 1844 he married Sarah, daughter of Joshua & Elizabeth (Pease) Sluyter, early settlers of the neighborhood called Sluyterville.

To Mr. and Mrs. Lewis have been born these children: Francis, born September 25, 1858, & died June 6, 1859; Mabel, born December 26, 1862, & died February 22, 1875; Helen M., born October 29, 1846, wife of William Rutherford, a farmer of Potter county, PA; Emma, born March 1, 1848, wife of Horton Wood, a farmer of Brookfield, PA; John, born March 10, 1850, a farmer of West Union; Charles, born March 12, 1853, a farmer of West Union; Silas, born October 3, 1860; and Alonzo, born December 6, 1862, farmers of Troupsburg. Mrs. Lewis died in 1893. Mr. Lewis has been assessor six years, and in 1863 he enlisted in Co. A, 184th N.Y Vol, and was honorably discharged June 30, 1865. He was at Fisher's Hill, Cross Keys, Cedar Creek, and at the siege in from of Petersburg.

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