BRIEF PERSONALS Part 2

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Lapeer

Boice, Henry, p.o. Hunt's Corners, farmer, born in Columbia county in 1843; wife, Estelle Clark, daughter of John and Lucy J. (Turk) Clark, born in Tioga county in 1839; married in 1862, children two: Lucy E. and Ermine. Parents, William and Polly (Decker) Boice; of Columbia county; the former settled in Cortland county in 1843, and died in 1872, aged 75; wife died in 1836.

Burden, John I., p.o. Marathon, farmer, born in Lapeer in 1857; wife, Hannah Clute, of Sullivan county; married in 1876, one child, Clifford. Grandparents, John and Susan (Hopkins) Burden, who settled in county in 1820, children three. The former was born in 1791, and is still living. The latter died in 1876.

Clark, Daniel, p.o. Hunt's Corner, farmer and stock dealer, born in Lapeer in 1848; wife, Lorane Tryer, born in Broome county in 1853; married in 1873, children two: Charles H., and John Clark. Parents, John and Lucy J. (Turk) Clark, the former born in 1808 and died in 1877, the latter born in 1815; children eight, six now living.

Cleveland, Nelson, p.o. Hunt's Corners, carpenter, builder, and farmer, born in Virgil (now Lapeer), in 1827; wife, Phebe Tryon, born in Virgil (now Lapeer) in 1835; married in 1855. Children five: Caroline, born December 16th, 1855; Ida H., born October 3d, 1861; Esther, born January 29th, 1865; Henry M., born October 2d, 1871; and D. Hugh, born May 11th, 1879, died Sept. 28th, 1884. Parents, Henry M. and Sarah (Fox) Cleveland, the former born in Davenport, Delaware county in 1797, was justice of peace, carpenter, builder, and farmer, died August 17th, 1884; the latter born in NH in 1807, and died in 1881, children five, two now living.

Day, Mrs. Almina S., p.o. Hunt's Corners, born in Lapeer in 1828; husband, Orrin Smith Day, born in Lapeer in 1825. He was assessor one term and commissioner many years, enlisted in the Rebellion, served till close of war, incurred disease which resulted in his death which occurred in 1882; married in 1854, children three: Mary L., born in 1855; Carroll, born in 1858; and Kate E., born in 1862. Parents. John and Lucy (Baldwin) Butterfield, who settled in Marathon in 1823, the former died in 1849, the latter in 1872; children ten.

Freeman, Delos, p.o. Marathon, farmer, carpenter and builder, born in Lapeer in 1835; wife Francis Brown, born in 1841; married in 1858, children five: Addie E., Luna C., Clinton F., Anna L., and Palmer D. Parents, Elijah and Adeline C. (McIntyre) Freeman, the former born in 1806, and died in 1880, the latter born in 1808, is still living, children four, three living: Georgie A., Laura E., and Delos. Grandparents, Prince and Bethia (White) Freeman, who settled in Virgil in 1800 and on the farm now owned by Delos in 1813.

Goodale, George W., p.o. Marathon, farmer, born in Virgil in 1823; wife, Frances A. Hulslander, born in Dryden in 1842; married Nov. 11th, 1863, children four: Giles, born in 1865; Carrie, August 18th, 1868; Jason, April 26th, 1871; and Bertha, April 24th, 1876. Parents, Asaph and Betsey (Parmenter) Goodale, natives of Massachusetts, settled in county in 1819; children nine, three now living; the former died in 1866, the latter in 1868.

Gray, Peter N., p.o. Marathon, farmer, born in Virgil in 1824, was supervisor two terms, assessor one term; wife, Jerusha Watrous, daughter of Austin and Sally Watrous, born in Freetown in 1824; married March 4th, 1846, children two: Elizabeth and Jason E., the former married Dr. J. E. Peebles in 1866, children two; the latter married Mary Dillenback in 1878, children two. Parents, Ogden and Susan (Barnes) Gray, the former born in 1797 and died in 1866, the latter born in Pennsylvania in 1799, married in 1819 and still resides at Cortland; children eleven, nine now living.

Hunt, William E., p.o. Hunt's Corners, farmer, born in Lapeer, was town clerk three years, supervisor three terms, justice of the peace seventeen years, postmaster sixteen years and notary public five years. Wife, Lucretia P. Lake, daughter of Jedediah and Patience (Church) Lake, born in Lapeer in 1833; married in 1855. Children seven: Sarah P., Asa L., Lewis W., died 1880, George B., Mary, Henry M., and Mabel. Parents, Asa and Sally (Johnson) Hunt, the former born in Connecticut, in 1802, settled in county in 1821, taught school for one year and went to Lapeer in 1827; the latter born in 1807, married in 1827, children five. Lucretia died in 1862; she was the wife of Prof. Lewis Swift, of Rochester.

Jennings, Aaron B., p.o. Killawog, Broome county, farmer, born in Lapeer in 1826, was assessor two terms, and held other offices. Wife, Harriet Tarbel, born in 1835; married in 1852, children seven: Maranda, born in 1853; Addison R., in 1856; Andrew M. in 1859; Albert A. in 1864; Eva L. in 1866; Hattie May, in 1871; and Erma L., in 1877. Parents, Rufus ad Betsey (Benedict) Jennings, the former born in 1789 and died in 1851, the latter died in 1832, children six, four now living. Grandparents, Seth and Hannah (Balch) Jennings, married in 1785, the former died in 1820, the latter in 1826.

Jennings, Orlando, p.o. Hunt's Corners, farmer, born in Lisle in 1819; wife, Harriet M. Sessions, daughter of Marcus and Celestia (Squires) Sessions, born in 1824; married in 1843. Children three: Esther M. born in 1847, Frederick M., in 1850, and Celestia in 1861. Parents, Alfred and Betsey (Lossing) Jennings. Grandparents, Seth and Hannah (Balch) Jennings; married Nov. 24th, 1785, settled in county in 1801, with six children.

Jennison, Smith B., p.o. Marathon, farmer, born in Virgil in 1837, was supervisor in 1884, assessor three years; wife, Orpah Eldridge, born in 1838; married in 1860, children three: Wallace, Oliver and Mary. Parents, Levy N. and Lucy (Smith) Jennison, the former born in Worcester county, Mass., in 1799, and died in 1863; the latter born in Massachusetts in 1811, children six: Marion, Smith B., Lurana, Larkin, Levy, and Adelbert.

Johnson, Horace, p.o. Marathon, farmer, born in Lapeer in 1837, and died June 29th, 1874; wife, Hannah Clark, daughter of John and Lucy J. (Turk) Clark, born in 1842; married in 1862, children two, Polly and Ida. Parents, Abner H. and Rebecca (Parker) Johnson.

Parker, Thomas, p.o. Marathon, farmer, born in New Jersey in 1803, settled in county in 1818, was poormaster thirteen years; wife, Aurilla Chase, born in Triangle in 1807; married in 1825, died in 1877, children ten. Parents, Watson and Rhoda Parker, of New Jersey, who settled in Lapeer in 1818, with seven children.

Robinson, Alanson, p.o. Messengerville, farmer, born in Lapeer in 1824; wife, Ann Hobart; married in 1849. Parents, Eliphalet and Amy (Parker) Robinson; the former born in Connecticut in 1796 and died in 1872, the latter born in 1800 and died in 1858, leaving ten children.

Robinson, James R., p.o. Marathon, farmer and stock, born in Lapeer in 1846, was supervisor one term; wife, Ellen E. Pierce, born in 1849; married in 1876, one child: Arthur P. Parents, Eliphalet and Amy (Parker) Robinson.

Robinson, Simeon, p.o. Marathon, farmer and dairy, born in Lapeer in 1819, was highway commissioner three years and lieutenant in militia; wife, Sarepta Ann, daughter of Artemus and Lydia Darling, born in 1824; married in 1840, children two: Addie L. born in 1864, and Simeon E. in 1866.

Surdam, Daniel Orville, p.o. Hunt's Corners, farmer and stock dealer, born in Vernon, N. Y., in 1814, has been supervisor six terms, assessor three terms, and held other offices; wife. Mary M. Hay, daughter of Henry and Mary (Lawton) Hay, born in 1823; married in 1842, and died March 9th, 1844, leaving one daughter, Frances M., who married Talma Hill; children three. Parents, Daniel and Letty (Slater) Surdam; Daniel, born in Salisbury, Conn., Letty, in Bedford, N. Y., settled in Salisbury, removed to Vernon, Oneida county, N. Y., thence to Scipio, Cayuga county, thence to Marathon, Cortland county, in 1818, and died in Tioga county; children eight, four now living.

Tarble, John, p.o. Hunt's Corners, farmer, retired, born in Jericho, Chenango county, in 1805, settled in county in 1810, was assessor over twelve years. Wife, Maranda Gross, born in 1813; married in 1834, and died in 1842; children four; second wife, Susan Gross, born in 1821; married in 1844, and died in 1847, one son, John; third wife. Ruth Smith, born in 1823; married in 1850, children five. Parents, Robert and Sarah (Parker) Smith, natives of Rhode Island, and early settlers of county; the former died in 1870, aged 86.

Torry, Rev. Orrin Lewis, p.o. Marathon, M. E. minister, and member of Central N. Y. Conference, M. E. Church, superannuated and retired to a farm in Lapeer, where, by hard labor, unaided by the church, he earns an honest livelihood. Was licensed to exhort and preach, and was recommended to the Oneida Annual Conference, July 1847, of which he was a member until the Central Conference was formed. His field of labor has been, besides extras, all through the county and in adjoining counties. Caroline and Speedsville; Marathon five years, Factoryville, Waverly, Athens and Pipe Creek, Virgil East Virgil and Harford, Tully and Vesper, Cuyler and DeRuyter, Homer, McGrawville, Whitney's Point and Lisle, and New Berlin and Columbus Centre. Was born in Coventry, Chenango county, Oct. 23d, 1821; wife, Sally Ann Sessions, daughter of Urial and Nancy (Price) Sessions, of Marathon, born May, 1823; married in July, 1849, one child, born Dec., 1850, Lewis J., who married Anna Wright, of Chicago, where he resides. Rev. O. L. Torry was a graduate of the Homer Institute through his sacrifice and perseverance. Many revivals resulted from his labors, and many memorable incidents, now fresh in the recollections of thousands to whom he has ministered in their afflictions, have to be omitted.

Valentine, George N., p.o. Marathon, farmer and carpenter, born in Marathon in 1845, was highway commissioner one term; wife, Emma C. Freeman, daughter of John and Mary A. (Kennedy) Freeman, born in 1848; married in 1867, children two: Ralph C. and Leighton F. Parents, John A. and Rhoda (Salisbury) Valentine; the former born in 1815, and died in 1867, the latter in 1817, is still living; three children: Esther, G. W. and Charles A.

Young, David, p.o. Hunt's Corners, farmer, carpenter and builder, born in Herkimer county in 1840, settled in county in 1846, was assessor seven years; wife, Emma G. Houghtaling, born in Broome county in 1852; married in 1872, children two: David H. and Francie. Parents, Hiram and Polly (Hay) Young, of Herkimer county; the former died in 1848, the latter in the same year, leaving four children. David enlisted in Co. E, 76th Regt., in 1861, served sixteen months under Col. Greene, and was discharged on account of impaired health. His home was with Mr. and Mrs. Lyman and Martha Watrous, of Lapeer, since his father's death.

Marathon

Aldrich, Moses B., p.o. Marathon, born in Susquehanna county, Pa, in 1842, settled in county in 1872, was town clerk, and elected justice of peace in 1882; wife, Clara Smith, daughter of O. H. Smith, born in 1857; married in 1876, children two: Clarence and H. Ray. M. B. Aldrich acquired the profession of dentistry at Binghamton and practiced in Marathon with much success.

Baker, Joseph, jr., p.o. Marathon, retired farmer, born in Delaware county, N. Y., in 1806, settled in county in 1848, was highway commissioner, assessor seven years and delegate to county conventions. First wife, Catharine Haver, born in Schoharie county, married in 1835, died in 1869; second wife, Julia Yarrington, born in Chenango county in 1835, married in 1871. Parents, Joseph and Eunice (Follet) Baker, the former born in Massachusetts, the latter in Connecticut, children thirteen, six now living. Grandparents emigrated from Scotland, England and Wales, and all lived to be about eighty-two years old.

Ball, L. Clinton, p.o. Marathon, dealer in dry goods, crockery, etc., born in Virgil, July 6th, 1840, served in the late war for three years in different positions, was justice of the peace one term. Wife, Mary A. Brown, born in 1841, married in 1865; one child, Willie D., born in 1872. Parents, Lewis Ball and Rebecca Powers. Lewis Ball was son of Wait Ball who was among the first settlers of the county and was justice of the peace for nearly forty years, and at one time of the three county judges.

Boyden, Fred L., Marathon, furniture and undertaker, born in Willet in 1857; wife, Addie Montgomery, born in 1863, married in 1881. Parents, Luther O. and Nancy (Dibble) Boyden, the former of Willet, the latter of Broome county. Frank L. began the furniture business in 1883, and deals in all kinds of house furnishing goods.

Brooks, Charles A., p.o. Marathon, postmaster, and manufacturer of Mitchell's copy case, blackboard, and desk, born in Danby, N. Y., in 1857, settled in county in 1874, was postmaster in 1882, and town auditor. Wife, Mary A. Squires, daughter of Hon. Dann C. Squires; married in 1878, one daughter, Irene Mack. Parents, Rev. Asa and Permelia (Griffin) Brooks, the former was pastor of the M. E. Church in 1874, and now located in Broome county.

Carley, A. A., p.o. Marathon.

Carter, Charles, p.o. Marathon, farmer, born in Bainbridge, N. Y., in 1813, settled in Marathon in 1835, was assessor one term, and held other offices. Wife, Abigail Ostrander, born in Broome county in 1812; married in 1841, children six: Charles A., Emily D., Almira, George G., Simon W., and Edwin A. Parents, Ezra and Dimmes (Bidwell) Carter, the former born in Connecticut, and the latter in Massachusetts, settled in Broome county very early, came to Cortland county in 1836, the former died in 1861, the latter in 1876.

Dellow, William R., p.o. Marathon, manufacturer and dealer in furniture, and undertaker, born in Madison county in 1834, settled in county in 1858, was town auditor and held other offices. Wife, Elvira Danforth, born in Vermont in 1834; married in 1855, children three: Frank, Fred and Hattie. Parents, Daniel and Mary A. (Simmons) Dellow, married in England, and settled in Madison county in 1832. W. R. Dellow began the sale of furniture at Willet in 1858, and in 1872 moved his business to Cortland, and in 1875 opened his present factory at Marathon.

Gardener, Henry, p.o. Marathon, farmer. Parents, William and Anna (Martin) Gardener, the former born in Springfield, Mass., in 1796, settled in county in 1806, married in 1820; the latter was born in 1799, and died Sept. 12th, 1845, children nine, five now living: Mrs. Polly M. Jones, Mrs. Sarah Smith, Mrs. Emeline Baker, Nelson and Henry. Second wife, Lovena Parmer, born in 1800, married in 1846, and now resides on the homestead.

Hammond, Cautious S., p.o. Texas Valley, retired farmer, and shoe manufacturer, owns 125 acres, born in Canada in 1806, settled in county in 1807, was collector one year; wife. Louisa Eggleston, born in 1809; married in 1828, died in 1841, children eight, four living. Second wife, Charity Shiffer, daughter of Henry H. and Albertine Shiffer, born in 1812, married in 1844. Parents, Henry and Mary (Stoddard) Hammond, the former born in Long Island, died in 1846, the latter in Vermont, died in 1866; children six, three now living.

Hammond, Delos C., p.o. Texas Valley, blacksmith and farmer, born in Cincinnatus in 1830; wife, Betsey Cleveland; married in 1852, children five: Sarah L., born in 1855, Florence I., in 1859, Frank D., in 1863, Minnie L., in 1865, and Mattie J., in 1867. Parents, Cautious S. and Louisa (Eggleston) Hammond.

Hammon, Samuel, p.o. Marathon, farmer, born in Marathon in 1814, was assessor twenty-one years, and held other offices. Wife, Lucy Ann Stanley, daughter of Harris and Annie (Sedgwick) Stanley, born in Lapeer in 1820; married in 1845, children six, three now living: Clark S., John H., and Samuel, jr. Parents, John and Phebe (Davis) Hammon, the former was born at Suffolk, L. I., in 1776, settled in county in 1813, died in 1843, the latter born in 1773 and died in 1865; children fourteen.

Hawley, DeForest D., p.o. Marathon, farmer, born in Marathon in 1847. Parents, Zina A. and Margaret (Fuller) Hawley, the former of Delaware county, the latter of Cortland, settled in Marathon in 1830, the latter died in 1871, leaving six children: DeForest D., Alexander F., Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary, and Maria. Grandparents, Jacob and Maria Fuller, settled in Marathon in 1860.

Hays, Edward W., p.o. Marathon, merchant and cooper, born in Herkimer county in 1832, settled in county in 1866. Wife, Elmira Rutt, born in Fulton county in 1834; married in 1854, children two: Nellie Francis, born in 1862, and Eddie C., born in 1868.

Hilsinger, David, p.o. Marathon, lumber dealer, carpenter and builder, owns 360 1/2 acres, born in Marathon in 1821, was commissioner of highways seven years. Wife, Louisa Jones, daughter of Thomas and Hannah (Adams) Jones, born in Marathon in 1829; married in 1849, children two: Albert and Thomas. Parents, Conrad and Eva Hilsinger, natives of Schoharie county.

Frelick, Elias, p.o. Marathon, farmer, born in Marathon in 1804. Wife, Abigail Beach, daughter of Elijah and Anna Beach, who settled in county in 1830, born in 1825, married in 1850. Parents, John and Rachael (Fuller) Frelick, the former born in 1776, and died in 1850, the latter died in 1856; children eight, four now living. Grandparents, Benjamin and Mary (Smith) Frelick, who came to Marathon in 1802.

Johnson, Abram B., p.o. Marathon, farmer, stock grower and dealer, owns 200 acres, born in Virgil in 1826. Wife, Charlotte Shepard, daughter of Nathaniel Shepard, born in Upper Lisle in 1829, married in 1850. Parents, Washington and Ann (Brink) Johnson, the former born in 1802, died in 1883, the latter was born in 1806, died in 1844.

Johnson, Herbert, p.o. Marathon, farmer, butcher and stock dealer, born in Virgil in 1843. Wife, Ella Dalton, born in Ireland in 1854; married in 1875, children three: Lena, Anna, and Willie. Parents, Stephen S. and Sally Ann (Carley) Johnson, the former born in Broome county in 1806, married in 1838, children nine.

Jones, Warren, p.o. Marathon, farmer and dairy, owns 140 acres, born in Marathon in 1852. Wife, Nettie Johnson, born in Dunkirk in 1857; married in 1876, children two: Charles and Flora. Parents, Thomas and Hannah (Adams) Jones; the former born in Marathon in 1807; married in 1826, died in 1880; the latter born in 1808 and died in 1882; children eleven, nine now living.

Lathrop, Ezra H., p.o. Marathon, farmer and dairy, born in Marathon in 1862. Wife, Sarah Seymour, born in 1829; married in 1855, died in 1881; second wife, Mrs. Hulda E. Spencer, widow of Jirah P. Spencer, born in 1831; married Mr. Lathrop in 1838. Parents, Horace and Betsey (Hartson) Lathrop; the former of Connecticut, the latter of Broome county; children twelve, six now living.

Leach, Christopher W., p.o. Marathon, harness maker and farmer, born in Marathon in 1814, was collector and held other town offices. Wife, Lucetta Livermore, born in Chenango county in 1816; married in 1835, died in 1870, leaving thirteen children; second wife, Mrs. S. S. Cox, married in 1871. Parents, Jonathan and Lydia (Pattengail) Leach, natives of Massachusetts, who settled in Marathon in 1800; children seven, three now living. The former died in 1840, the latter in 1854.

Livingston, James, jr., p.o. Marathon, bridge builder, steam foundry and machinist, born in Otsego county in 1837, settled in county in 1838. Wife, Fannie Peebles of Marathon, born in 1840; married in 1858, children four: John W., George, Desman B., and Mary. Parents, James and Elizabeth Livingston; the former of Otsego county, the latter of Schoharie; children four. Mr. Livingston is one of the best iron bridge builders in the State; he has erected many in his town and county, also in adjoining counties, which give the best of satisfaction.

Lovell, Ransom M., p.o. Marathon, farmer, born in Marathon in 1823, was commissioner of highways and held other offices. Wife, Mary Hilsinger, born in 1828; married in 1849, died in 1853; second wife, Dorcas E. Meacham, born in 1835; married in 1856, children six. Parents, Joseph A. and Lucy Carpenter Lovell; the former born in Vermont in 1782, the latter in 1787; married in 1801; Lucy died in 1848; and Joseph A. died in 1853; children fourteen, three now living: Mary V., Ransom M. and Joseph.

Mallery, Patrick, p.o. Marathon, retired farmer, born in Marathon in 1806, was supervisor eight terms, assessor four terms, and held other minor offices. Wife, Avis Howland, born in 1805, married in 1830 and died in 1876; second wife, Frances A. Phelps, born in 1847, married in 1878, one child, Ralph P. who died in 1882. Parents, Patrick and Anna (Olmstead) Mallery, who settled in Marathon in 1805; children eleven, nine now living.

Mantanye, William J., p.o. Marathon, attorney and counselor.

Meacham, Edgar N., p.o. Marathon, farmer, born in Marathon in 1837, was assessor in 1883, excise commissioner three terms, and deputy sheriff. Wife, Ann Frances Lawrence. Born in 1838; married in 1866, one child, Lawrence Hale. Parents, Eleazer and Eliza (Leach) Meacham; the former born in Massachusetts in 1800, the latter in Cortland county in 1806; married in 1827, children five. Grandparents came to county in 1869.

Meacham, E. Delos, p.o. Marathon, farmer, born in Marathon in 1833, was justice of peace two terms. Wife, Ruth Lovell, born in 1831; married in 1853, children eight: Frank E., Cecil D., Ada, Nettie E., Lillie B., May, Grace E., and Ernest D. Parents, Eleazer H. and Eliza Leach; the former was born in Massachusetts in 1800, and died in 1879; the latter born in 1806, married in 1827, died in 1872, children four.

Montgomery, Dubois, p.o. Marathon, farmer and dairy, owns 200 acres, born in Roxbury, Delaware county, in 1825, settled in county in 1845, was commissioner of highways three years, and overseer of the poor. Wife, Marietta Maydole, daughter of John and Mary Maydole; married in 1848, children five: Alice, Julia, Alphie, Addie and Irvie. Parents, William and Sally (Conkey) Montgomery.

Potts, William M., p.o. Marathon, farmer, born in Marathon in 1850. Wife, Julia F. Montgomery, daughter of Dubois and Mary Etta Montgomery, born in 1852, married in 1873. Parents, Cornelius M. and Cynthia (Martin) Potts, who settled in Marathon in 1842; the former died in 1871, aged 58 years, the latter died in 1883, aged 71; one child.

Reed, Dr. Aaron D., p.o. Marathon, physician and surgeon, born in Delaware county in 1824, settled in county in 1854. Wife Marion Hubbell, born in 1831; married in 1849, children two: Mary Eva, and Ida Viola. Parents, Oliver and Eunice (DeLong) Reed; the former of Connecticut, the latter of Delaware county, settled in Cortland in 1850. Dr. Reed was a graduate of the Castleton Medical College in 1849, settled in Middletown in 1854, moved to Cincinnatus in 1869, then moved to Marathon, where he still resides.

Shevalier, Bruce C., p.o. Marathon, farmer and dairyman, born in Marathon in 1856, has held district offices. Wife, Alphie Montgomery, born in 1856; married in 1882. Parents, Nicholas and Delia (Barnes) Shevalier; the former born in Virgil and died in 1882, the latter in Delaware Co., N. Y., died in 1883, aged 48, children five: Bruce C., Charles T., Mary, Jennie L., and Fannie D. Grandfather John Shevalier was one of the first settlers in Virgil.

Smith, Alfred G., p.o. Marathon, dealer in boots and shoes and rubber goods, born in London, England, in 1827, came to this country in 1845, to Syracuse in 1846, and to Marathon in 1861. Has been a member of the board of education, and twice president of the village, has taken an active part in Republican politics, having frequently served as a delegate to the county, congressional, senatorial and State conventions of the party; is a man of fine literary abilities and attainments, public spirited and energetic, having been identified with most of the improvements in Marathon during his residence in the village. Was married in 1850 to Annie Kimber, daughter of the late Thos. Kimber, Esq., of Onondaga. Mr. Smith commenced the business he is now engaged in, in 1861.

Smith, John L., p.o. Marathon, farmer, born in Pitcher, Chenango county in 1832, settled in county in 1869, was assessor three terms and held other district offices. Wife, Hannah M. Tanner, daughter of L. D. Tanner, born in 1838; married in 1857, children three: Charles F., Lawson J., and Manson L. Parents, Edward and Mary (Lawson) Smith; the former died at Marathon, in 1875, the latter in Chenango county; children two. Mr. John Smith was one of thirteen to organize the Marathon Grange society, in 1882; it numbered 70 members in 1883, and is in a flourishing condition.

Squires, George P., p.o. Marathon, farmer and stock breeder, born in Marathon in 1839. Wife, Ann E. Pennoyer, daughter of Garret and Eliza Jane Pennoyer, born in 1840; married in 1862, one child, Harry, born in 1866. Parents, William and Lucy (Church) Squires, the former born in 1798, settled in Marathon in 1801, with his father and mother, the latter born in Brattleboro, Vt., in 1802, married in 1823, children eleven, three now living.

Stanley, Davison H., p.o. Marathon, retired farmer, born in Virgil in 1817. Wife, Eliza M. Johnson; married in 1843, and died in 1844; second wife, Julia A. Johnson, born in 1819, married in 1845, children three: Minard H., born in 1848 and died in 1849, Seward S., born in 1852 and Edgar H., born in 1855. Parents, Harris and Anna (Sedgwick) Stanley; the former of Massachusetts, who died in 1883, the latter of Connecticut, died in 1861, children three.

Stockwell, Willard, p.o. Marathon, born in Bainbridge, Chenango county, in 1828, settled in Marathon in 1882, was justice of peace, town clerk and postmaster of Lapeer. Wife, Susan Allison, of Chenango county; married in 1849, children two: William A., born in 1855, and Katie, born in 1867. Parents, Abel and Milly (Davis) Stockwell. Mr. Stockwell formed a stock company, called the Marathon Stockwell wagon manufacturing company in Marathon in 1882, and at present gives employment to twenty to twenty-five hands and intends to further enlarge the factory and increase its capacity.

Tripp, James H., p.o. Marathon, banker, of Tripp & Adams.

Turner, Russell, p.o. Marathon, retired farmer, born in Long Island in 1804, settled in county in 1811. Wife, Agnes Shepard, daughter of Robinson and Abigail (leach) Shepard, of Connecticut, born in Madison county in 1804; married in 1827, one adopted son, J. Edwin Turner, born in 1833. Parents, Samuel and Clarissa (Rogers) Turner, of Long Island, who settled in Virgil in 1811, moving by wagon with three children; they had nine children in all, four of which are now living. The father died in 1867, and the mother died in Indiana a few years since.

Webster, George W., p.o. Marathon, dealer in flour, feed, coal, etc., born in Freetown in 1836, was county treasurer three years and collector four years. Wife Maria A. Fairchild, of Pitcher, Chenango county, born in 1841; married in 1863, one child, Jay, born in 1866. Parents, Harvey S. and Ann (Leach) Webster, the former born in 1800 in Vermont, came to county in 1818, died in 1870, the latter born in Cortland county in 1795, married in 1818, children nine. George W. enlisted in Co. K, 44th N. Y. volunteers, September 25th, 1861, served until the loss of his arm in the second battle of Bull Run, in 1862, and now draws a pension.

Wightman, Homer, p.o. Marathon, cheese manufacturer and stock dealer, born in Schoharie county in 1832, settled in county in 1836, was assessor three terms. Wife, Catharine Smith, born in Herkimer county in 1835; married in 1856, children four: Dudley A., Daniel E., Clara, and Earl B. Parents, Daniel and Emeline (Post) Wightman, the former of Connecticut, born in 1802, the latter of Schoharie county, died in Freetown, leaving five children.

Wilcox, Thurston, p.o. Marathon, retired farmer, born in Rhode Island in 1803, settled in county in 1841, came to Marathon in 1863, held town offices in Willet. Wife, Lydia Townsend, of New Hampshire; married in 1830, died in 1864, leaving two children: Frances T., and Emeline. Second wife, Mahala Stewart, married in 1867 and died in 1869; third wife, Mrs. Fannie A. (Pratt) Comstock; married in 1871, children two, by first husband: Charles E., and Wallace R. Pollard.

Winter, Nicholas H., farmer and stock dealer, one mile, east of Marathon village, born in Virgil June 24th, 1838. Parents, Ambrose and Lydia (Hugaboom) Winter, prominent and early settlers of Virgil, Cortland county. Wife, Susan A. Pierce, daughter of Lyman Pierce; married in 1863, died in 1867, leaving one daughter, Cora B., born March 19th, 1866. Second wife, Martha A. Tillinghast, daughter of Thomas Tillinghast, born Sept. 2d, 1848, in Freetown, married June 18th, 1875.

Wood, Stephen M., p.o. Marathon, cooper, born in Rensselaer county in 1830, settled in county in 1844. Wife, Mariette E. Seeber, born in 1829; married in 1852, children three: Howard S., Carrie L., and Lena E. Parents, Thomas D. and Aseneth Wood, who settled in county in 1844. Mr. Wood began the cooperage business in Marathon in 1863, and in 1874 entered into partnership under the name of S. M. Wood & Co., until 1881, when he sold out and built a factory on the east side of the river 40 by32, where he put in steam power and improved machinery which enables him to do the best of work.

Preble

Aldrich Seth, p.o. Preble, retired farmer, owns 200 acres, born in Vermont in 1806, settled in county 1813. Was supervisor, assessor, highway commissioner, and poormaster for fifteen years. Wife, Elmira Smith, of Connecticut, married in 1830, children three: Mary L., now Mrs. Richard Squire, of Preble; Alice D., now Mrs. Frank L. Hall, M.D., of Amber; and George H., who died in 1873.

Beattie, James A., p.o. Preble, farmer, owns 112 acres, born in Dunfrieshire, Scotland, settled in county in 1850. Wife, Mary Jane Egbertson, of Preble, daughter of Barnet and Mary Egbertson, natives of Greene county; married in 1876.

Briggs, John B., p.o. Preble, farmer, owns 170 acres, born in Delhi, N.Y., in 1828. Wife, Augusta N. Dunbar, born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 1835, daughter of Elam and Catharine (Millard) Dunbar, of Preble, who came to county in 1845; married in 1852, children three living: Marshall A., Walter D., and Fred M. Parents, John and Nancy (Bailey) Briggs, who came to Preble in 1845.

Butler, Adelbert, p.o. Preble, farmer and stock dealer, born in Preble in 1841, owns 180 acres, was assessor and highway commissioner. Wife, Aronett Welch, daughter of Russell F., and Azubah (Ingalls) Welch, of St. Lawrence county, N.Y., married in 1865. Parents, Thomas I. and Tamor (Drake) Butler, who came from Connecticut to county in 1815.

Butler, Roscoe, p.o. Preble, born in Preble in 1835, farmer, and owns 140 acres, has been assessor nine years. Wife, Catherine Gleason, married in 1859, children four: Fannie M., Edward J., Thomas I., and Ida B. Parents, Thomas E. and Tamor (Drake) Butler, who came from Connecticut and settled in this county in 1815.

Collier, Franklin J., p.o. Preble, farmer, owns 250 acres, born in Pike, Alleghany county, in 1837, settled in county in 1842, was justice of peace. First wife, Lydia Crofoot, daughter of David and Elizabeth Crofoot; married in 1861, children two: Lucy, now Mrs. P. McCormick of Preble, and F. Edward. Second wife, Lydia C. Van Buskirk, or Preble; married in 1876, one child, Bessie C.

Crofoot, David O., p.o. Preble, flour, feed and lumber mill, born in Preble in 1833, was supervisor and assessor. Wife Sarah E. Tallman, of Tully; married in 1867; children four: John T., Mary E., Henry C., and Wellington A.

Cummings, Adrian, p.o. Tully, farmer and surveyor, born in Preble in 1842, owns 100 acres, the original farm owned by his father, also by his grandfather; wife, Sophia Willis, of Tully; married in 1866, children four: Willis E., Cora L., Chester E., and Julia R.

Cummings, Chester, p.o. Tully, retired, owns 150 acres, born in Preble in 1815. Wife, Deborah, married in 1838, children two: Abigail Leona and Elmerrah.

Cummings, Corwin E., p.o. Tully, farmer, owns 100 acres, born in Preble in 1853. Wife, Belle, daughter of Theron and Sarah E. Klock, married in 1877; one child, Ada. Parents, William and Patty M. Cummings; grandparents, Edward and Sally Cummings.

Cummings, Harlan P., p.o. Tully, farmer, born in Preble in 1840, owns 100 acres, was highway commissioner. Wife, Mary N. Banks, of Delaware county; married in 1864, children two: Herbert A., and Erwin E. Parents, Silas and Amanda Taggart.

Cummings, Harvey, p.o. Preble, farmer, owns 143 acres, born in Preble in 1820, was highway commissioner; wife, Lydia A. Baldwin, of Cayuga county; married in 1842, children two: Orlando J., and Alice C. (now Mrs. Edwin P. Ide) of Brooklyn, N. Y. Parents, Edward and Sally Cummings.

Cummings, Homer, p.o. Preble, farmer, owns 104 acres, born in Preble in 1848. Wife, Harriet Shevalier, daughter of Isaac and Nancy A. (Smith) Shevalier; married in 1874, one child, Angie L. Parents, William and Martha M. Cummings.

Cummings, James, p.o. Preble, farmer, owns `156 acres, born in Preble Nov. 5th, 1834. Wife, Cornelia M. Miles, of Fabius, Onondaga county, born in 1835; married in 1855, children two: James M., born in Preble, December 30th, 1856, and married Emeline G. Thayer, of Fabius, in 1881, and Estella D., born in 1858 (now Mrs. Edward G. Wallace), of Fabius. Parents, Edward and Abigail Cummings.

Cummings, John B., p.o. Tully, farmer, owns 400 acres in valley two miles south from Tully, born in Preble in 1832. Wife, Frances C. Jones, of Auburn, N.Y.; married in 1852, children three: Charles J., a farmer; Frederick D., senior in Cornell University; and Frank, preparing for legal profession, with Duell and Benedict, Cortland N.Y. Parents, Edward and Abigail Cummings, who settled here in 1800.

Cummings, Marvin E., p.o. Preble, farmer, owns 88 acres. Wife, Frank Reynolds, daughter of John W. and Emeline (Briggs) Reynolds, of Preble; married in 1866, children two: Eva M., and Clifford J. Parents, Edward and Mary (Van Hoesen) Cummings.

Gray, John E., p.o. Preble, born in Hamden, Delaware county, N.Y., in 1840, farmer, owns 75 acres. Wife, Flora Terwilliger, daughter of Lewis and Lucy (Briggs) Terwilliger, of Preble, married in 1867, children two: Lewis A., and Frank D.

Harris, Naomi, p.o. Preble, owns 250 acres, daughter of Cyrus and Lucy (Spring) Harris, who came from Stephentown, N. Y., in 1809; children six: Cynthia, Loretta, Lucy, Cyrus H., Naomi S., and Nicholas P. Naomi is the only one who survives and lives on the old homestead.

Hobart, Seth, p.o. Preble, farmer, owns `120 acres, born in Erie county in 1830, was assessor nine years, is present justice of the peace. Wife, Cordelia M. Van Patten, of Preble, married in 1852. Parent, Leman and Letticia (Shevalier) Hobart.

Horter, Henry F., p.o. Preble, farmer, owns 113 acres, born in Herkimer county in 1841, was highway commissioner one term. Wife, Lydia Schell, daughter of Markes and Elizabeth (Fulmer), of Herkimer, Herkimer county; married in 1862, children four: Mary E., Martha M., Isaac and Belle. Parents, Isaac and Mary A. Hysard.

Hunt, Herman D., p.o. Preble, physician and surgeon, born in Moravia in 1846, settled in county in 1855, was a graduate of Syracuse University. Wife, Emma A. Hobart, of Preble; married in 1872, children two: D. S. and Iva.

Manchester, James H., p.o. Preble, born in Preble in 1831, farmer, owns 310 acres. Wife, Nancy E. Joslyn, daughter of Daniel and Maria Utley; married in 1858, children three: J. Eugene, Minnie E. and Jennie A.

Maycomber, Geo. W., p.o. Preble, farmer, owns 200 acres, born in Preble in 1833. Wife, Huldah Roe, daughter of John W. and Prudence (Sheldon) Roe, of Scott; married in 1859, children six living: Frank E., Flora V., now Mrs. Carl Mulnex, of Scott, Geo. W., Helen D., Mildred D. and Roe S. Parents, Matthew and Phoebe A. (Wilder) Maycomber.

Morgan, W. A., p.o. Preble, blacksmith and carriage maker, born in Tully in 1844, settled in Cortland county in 1868. Wife, Julia E. Lewis, of Fabius, N. Y.; married in 1865. W. A. enlisted in 10th N. Y. S. V. and served four years.

Outt, S. D., p.o. Preble, miller, born in Preble in 1850, was justice of the peace in Taylor. Wife, Josaphene A. Hays, of Auburn, married in 1874, one child, Pearl C.

Price, Richard P., p.o. Preble, farmer, owns 88 acres, born in Homer in 1849. Wife, Madora B. Hammond, born in Otsego county; married in Homer in 1870. Parents, Joseph and Harriet (Whitney) Price, of Wayne county; the former born in New Jersey, came to Wayne county, and from thence to Cortland county.

Pratt, Orrin, p.o. Preble, farmer, owns 60 acres, born in Homer in 1816, was justice of peace and poormaster. First wife, Ruth E. Capren, of Montgomery county; married in 1838, children four: Climena (now Mrs. D. M. M. Cummings, of Homer), Amelia, who died in 1882, wife of N. Collier, of Preble, Melvin J. Pratt of Homer, and Esther E. (now Mrs. La Fayette Churchill of Ill.). Second wife, Sophia C. Howard, of Preble; married in 1851, children three: Abigail R., Nellie S., who died in 1864, and Carrie B., who died in 1869.

Reynolds, John W., p.o. Preble, born in Delhi, N. Y., in 1818, farmer, owns 70 acres. Wife, Emeline Briggs, daughter of John D. and Nancy (Bailey) Briggs, of Delhi; married in 1843, children three: De Francie L., now Mrs. Marvin Cummings, of Preble, Edwin J. and Lucy M. Parents, Elisha and Rachael (Van Hoesen) Reynolds.

Salisbury, Wm., p.o. Preble, retired farmer, born in Woodstock in 1819, moved to Christian Hollow at two years of age, settled in Cortland county in 1865, was assessor and justice of peace. Wife, Francis S. Daley, of Connecticut, married in 1852.

Stanton, Elijah, p.o. Preble, farmer and owner of Preble mill, 266 acres, born in Little Falls, April 11th, 1`805. Wife, Anna Feeter, born in Little Falls, Jan. 9th, 1808; married Jan. 14th, 1828, children living five: James, Geo. H., Emily, Elizabeth (now Mrs. Walter Nelson), and John W.

Van Buskirk, Robert H., p.o. Preble, farmer, owns 62 acres, born in Preble in 1833. Wife, Juliette Manchester, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Manchester, of Preble; married in 1858, children two: Eureta and John H. Parents, Isaac and Elizabeth Van Buskirk.

Van Hoesen, Matthias, p.o. Preble, retired, owns 15 acres, born in Athens in 1805, settled in county on lot 68, Preble, and removed to Preble village in 1830, where he now resides, was constable, collector, justice of the peace twenty years, supervisor fourteen years and twice chairman of the board. Wife, Susan Talley, born in Athens; married in 1829, children nine: Louisa, Susan M., John F., Eugene M., Catharine A, Helen M., Flavilla J., Harriet H. and Fred T., John F. and Harriet H. are now dead.

Van Denburgh, Cornelius, p.o. Preble, born in Scott in 1836, farmer, owns 60 acres. Wife, Mary A. Tabor, daughter of George and Louis (Victory) Tabor, of Cato, Cayuga county; married in 1861, one child, N. Tabor. Parents, Richard and Leah (Collier) Van Denburgh, natives of Coxsackie, N. Y.

Van Patten, John R., p.o. Preble, born in Preble in 1815, farmer, owns 500 acres, was assessor, road commissioner, and justice of the peace. Wife, Betsey Egbertson, daughter of Andrew and Deborah (Shevalier) Egbertson; married in 1839, children eight. Parents, Ryer and Mary (Spence) Van Patten, who came here in 1809.

Wilber, Isaac, p.o. Preble, farmer, owns 72 acres, born in Scipio, N. Y., in 1818, settled in county in 1819, was town collector in 1847. Wife, Eliza H. Maycomber, daughter of Humphrey and Polly (Willis) Maycomber, who came to county in 1839; married in 1843, children seven, five living: Frances M., now Mrs. Ransom Pierce, of Broome county, Helen, now Mrs. Theron Gutches, of Homer, Geo. A., Charles E., and Carrie E., now Mrs. J. Taylor of Cortland. Parents, Thomas and Mariam Wilber, who came here in 1819.

Wright, William W., p.o. Preble, station agent of S. B. & N. Y. R. R., born in Preble in 18435, was overseer of poor, town auditor, justice of peace, elected supervisor in February, 1883, and reelected in 1884. Wife, Lucinda Lampman; married in 1869, children four: Geo. W., Charles S., Lena R. and William W., Jr.

Solon

Adams, Eli, p.o. Solon, farmer, owns 60 acres, born in Pittsfield, Otsego county, in 1812, was assessor and justice of the peace. Wife, Phoebe Miller, daughter of Abner and Mary (Kelsey) Miller, married in 1838. Parents, Azor and Hannah Laflin, or Otsego county.

Atkins, Lorenzo B., p.o. Solon, farmer, owns 93 acres, born in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., in 1838, enlisted in Co. G, 185th N. Y. S. V. in 1864. Wife, Patience M. Walker, daughter of Samuel and Lucy (Rice) Walker, married in 1864; children three: Ida M., Annie L. and Floyd L.

Barnes, John, p.o. Solon, farmer, owns 60 acres, born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1841, enlisted in Co. G. 76th N.Y. S. V. in 1861, was discharged in 1864 for the loss of an arm at the battle of Fredericksburg.

Bean, Milford G., p.o. McGrawville, farmer, born in Solon in 1848, was justice of the peace. Wife, Lydia A. Brownell, of Solon, married in 1874; one child: Louis A. Bean. Parents, Albert and Adelia (Wheeler) Bean.

Daugherty, James, p.o. Solon, born in Solon in 1857, studied law with Bouton & Champlin, of Cortland, and was admitted to the bar in 1881. Was supervisor of Solon when he was twenty-one years of age and has been elected to the seventh term in succession, was the candidate before the people last fall for member of assembly.

Finn, James, p.o. Solon, farmer, owns 137 acres, born May 28th, 1831. Wife, Laura Harvey, daughter of Calvin and Polly (Wheeler) Harvey, of Solon, born Feb. 22d, 1832, married in 1854; children four: Nettie L., now Mrs. Emory A. Ford, Eddie J., Eva A. and Willie L. Parents, Thomas and Polly (Phelps) Finn.

Hewitt, Henry, p.o. Solon, farmer, owns 150 acres, born in Monroe county in 1846, enlisted in Co. K, 85th N. Y. S. V., in 1861, served his time and re-enlisted in the field and served during the war. Nine companies of his regiment were captured and he was held a prisoner. Wife, Lucy Underwood, married in 1871; children two: Carrie and Lottie J. Parents, Henry and Sally (Hollenbeck) Hewitt, natives of Monroe County.

Holden, Edward C., p.o. Solon, farmer, owns 135 acres, born in Solon in 1839. Wife, Jemima Watrous, daughter of George and Jemima (Travers) Watrous, now of Ohio, married in 1861, one child: May Bell. Parents, John and Sally (Cotton) Holden, who settled in county in 1820.

Livingston, John D., p.o. Solon, farmer, owns 100 acres, born in Solon in 1840. Wife, Ruth E. Cline, daughter of Daniel and Malissa (Curtis) Cline, of Chenango county, married in 1860; children two: Clara M., now Mrs. E. A. Dwight, of Chenango county, and Burton J.

McKendrick, John, p.o. Solon, farmer, owns 365 acres, born in Westchester county, N. Y., in 1832, was justice of the peace, collector, commissioner of highways and assessor. Wife, Bridget Farl, of Pennsylvania, married in 1864; children six living: John J., Daniel, Charles, Maggie, James P and Mary. Parents, Peter and Bridget (Cain) McKendrick.

Maybury, John R., p.o. Solon, farmer, owns 65 acres, born in Solon in 1828, enlisted in Co. L, 10th N.Y.V. cavalry and served three years, was corporal, and is present justice of the peace. Wife, Emogene Pierce, daughter of A. T. and Judy A. Pierce, of Truxton, married in 1866; children four: Mary R., Rena D., Helen and Sarah. Parents, Josiah and Dorcas (Blake) Maybury, who came to county in 1807.

Maybury, Lucian B., p.o. Solon, farmer, owns 47 acres, was constable, collector and assessor six years, born in Solon in 1837. Wife, Marcia Auringer, daughter of Moses and Hope (Darling) Auringer, of Onondaga county, married in 1857; children three: Delphene, now Mrs. John Monroe, of Solon, Nettie, now Mrs. Henry A. Webster, of Virgil, and Fred D. Parents, Josiah J. and Dorcas (Blake) Maybury.

Pritchard, Amos, p.o. Solon, farmer, owns 60 acres, born in Greenbush in 1807, was highway commissioner, collector and assessor. Wife, Margaret Rankin, daughter of Joel Rankin, or Truxton, married in 1832; children four: Harriet E., Joel C., Jane E. and Uri A.

Pritchard, Garret (deceased), was born in Litchfield, Conn., in 1792, settled in Solon in 1808 and died in 1874, aged 82. First wife, Philena Beebe, married in 1815; children three: Albert, Chauncey and Louisa. Second wife, Huldah Ford, married in 1848; children two: Garret P. and Lucetta A.

Rawley, James H., p.o. McGrawville, farmer, occupies 225 acres, born in Oneida county in 1836, held town offices several terms. Wife, Emma Evans, daughter of Mordica and Elmina (Hulbert) Evans, of Freetown, married in 1858; children four: Hattie E., Charles H., Milton B. and Cora A. Parents, Daniel and Almira (Allen) Rawley, natives of Oneida county.

Shuler, Wm. C., p.o. McGrawville, born in Montgomery county in 1829. Wife, Esther M. Eastman, daughter of William and Lydia (Taylor) Eastman, married in 1857; children two: Willis D. and Florence N. Parents, Remson and Hannah (Haughton) Shuler, who came to county in 1830.

Stevens, John (deceased), born in Solon in 1810 and died in 1883, wife, Jane Darling, daughter of William and Polly (Hunt) Darling, who came to county in 1830. Parents, John and Thankful (Cady) Stevens.

Stevens, Silas, p.o. Solon, farmer, owns 75 acres, born in Solon in 1828, is excise commissioner. Wife, Eliza M. Priest, daughter of James and Mary (Taylor) Priest, of Chenango county, married in 1866; children three: Ida May, Burtie B. and Henry S. Parents, Joseph and Diantha (Pritchard) Stevens.

Underwood, Reuben, p.o. McGrawville, farmer, owns 105 acres, born in Solon in 1847. Wife, Mary Stafford, daughter of Josiah and Eliza Stafford, born in England, married in 1868; children two: Ida A. and George E. Parents, Eliab and Julia A. (Madison) Underwood, natives of county.

Walker, Isaac J., p.o. McGrawville, farmer, owns 62 acres, born in Montgomery county in 1839, settled in Solon in 1857, was supervisor three years, 1877-’80, enlisted in Co. C, 157th N. Y. S. V., in 1862, served during the war. Wife, Lucinda Pierce, daughter of Isaac and Polly (Gordenier) Pierce, married in 1866; children five: Helen S., Charles W., George S., Moss K. and Thomas I. Parents, Samuel and Lucy (Rice) Walker, of Montgomery county, the former died in 1875.

Taylor

Angel, Almon, p.o. Union Valley, farmer, owns 112 acres, born in county in 1841, was justice of the peace and road commissioner. Wife, Vira J. Kinney, born in county in 1844, married in 1866; one daughter: S. Maude.

Bort, George H., p.o. Taylor, farmer and dealer in agricultural implements, owns 102 acres, born in Madison county in 1851, settled in county in 1852. Wife, Ida E. Bolster, born in Steuben county in 1854, married in 1871; one child: Frances D.

Elwood, Wilson M., p.o. Taylor, farmer, owns 112 acres, born in Chenango county in 1821, settled in Cortland county in 1843, was assessor and commissioner for his town, wife, Olive Williams, born in Chenango county in 1835; children five. Mr. Elwood served in the late rebellion in the 76th regiment.

Finn, Leroy D., p.o. Solon, farmer, born in county in 1838, was commissioner three terms. Father, Robert Finn, came to county in 1817.

Hill, J. O., p.o. Taylor, farmer, owns 214 acres, born in Massachusetts in 1827, settled in county in 1833. First wife, Lucy D. Perry, born in Solon, in 1831, died in 1872. Second wife, Mrs. Martha J. Rounds, born in Homer in 1842, married in 1873; children five.

Jipson, Valentine, p.o. Union Valley, merchant, born in county in 1849, has been justice of the peace for eight years.

Miner, Oscar P., p.o. Taylor Center, dairy farmer, 120 acres, born in Spafford, Onondaga county, March 28th, 1841, the fifth of a family of six children, three boys and three girls. He was brought up on a farm and educated in the common school of his native town and at Cortland Academy, Homer, N. Y., from which school, in the fall of 1861, he enlisted in Co. D, 76th N. Y. S. V., and served nearly three years. His father died when he was ten years old and he lived with his sister till old enough to support himself, which he did by working on a farm summers and teaching and attending school fall and winters. At the close of the war in 1865, he settled in Taylor, and was married to Julia M. Bentley of the same place in 1868, who was born in 1849. He has been justice of the peace fourteen years and justice of sessions one year, children two: Floyd B. and Carroll P.

Phelps, I. W., p.o. Cincinnatus, farmer, 200 acres, born in Taylor in 1834, has held the office of supervisor. Wife, Almira Cole, born in Cincinnatus in 1840, married in 1864; children three: Karl C., Myra Pearl and Alice Mabel.

Truxton

Bliss, George W., p.o. Truxton, retired merchant, born in Massachusetts in 1822, settled in Truxton in 1823. Wife, Sophia F. Hooker, daughter of John H. Hooker, born in 1826, married in 1846; children three: Charles E., Henry S. and George. Parents, George and Charlotte (Ames) Bliss, who settled near Truxton village in 1823.

Gates, Irvin L., p.o. McGrawville, farmer, owns 160 acres, born in Truxton in 1843. Wife, Helen M. Safford, daughter of Silas B. and Harrietta (De Lameter) Safford, of Onondaga county, married in 1866; children three: Frank L., Hattie M. and Willie D. Parents, Martin D. and Sally (Dunbar) Gates.

Kenney, Marcus E., junior partner of Kenny & Son, dealers in hardware and agricultural implements, born in Truxton in 1848. Wife, Lettie A. Freeman, daughter of Rufus and Emily Freeman, of Truxton, married in 1869; one child: Arthur M. Parents, Hosea M. and Lauretta (Lucas) Kenney, of Truxton.

McKevitt, Henry, p.o. Truxton, farmer and dairyman, owns 36 acres, born in Ireland in 1818, settled in town in 1828, was assessor one term. Wife, Elizabeth Nesbitt, born in Weedsport, Cayuga county, daughter of Allen and Mary Nesbitt, married in 1841; children four: James H., Mary A. Johnson, Nancy J. Severance, and Sarah E. Pierce. Parents, Owen and Judy McKevitt.

Nelson, Judson C., p.o. Truxton, physician and surgeon, born in Danby, Tompkins county, came to Truxton in 1848. Is a graduate of the medical college at Geneva, N. Y., was appointed surgeon of the 76th Regt. N. Y. S. V. in 1861, served three years in hospital and field, was elected supervisor thirteen consecutive terms, chairman of the board two terms, and member of assembly two terms. Wife, Henrietta S. Walter, of Tioga county, married in 1848; children two: Arthur B., a hardware merchant of Cortland, and M. Isabel, now Mrs. Charles Tillinghast, of Cortland. Second wife, Florence Irwin Snyder, of Middleburgh, Schoharie county, N.Y, married in 1883, daughter of Hon. Hadly Snyder, of Middleburgh.

Patrick, Hon. Stephen, p.o. Truxton, insurance agent and farmer, owns 220 acres, born at Saratoga Springs in 1811, settled in town in 1812, was assemblyman in 1866, assessor two years, and supervisor in 1860. Wife, Angeline Dickenson, married in 1846; children eight: John W., Alvah, Hattie Gleason, Richard, Eliza Radway, Nathaniel, Nellie and Nelson. Parents, Nathaniel and Penelope (Potter) Patrick.

Saunders, Franklin P., p.o. Truxton, born in Fabius in 1849, dealer in life stock. Wife, Hattie I. Peck, daughter of Platt and Mary A. Peck, married in 1879; children two living: Arthur Franklin and Anah Hattie. Parents, Perry H. and Sarah (Emmerson) Saunders.

Virgil

Angell, E. D., p.o. East Virgil, farmer and merchant miller, born in Otsego county in 1816, settled in county in 1817, was assessor in Lapeer three terms. Wife, Sarah Lake, born in 1828, married in 1848; children six: Luricia A. Dell, Sarah Lucretia, Julia L., Erasmus D. jr., Jed and James W. Parents, James and Polly Ann (Crandall) Angell, natives of Rhode Island, the former born January 26th, 1775, and died in 1825, the latter born in 1786 and died in 1851; children twelve.

Atwood, Timothy, p.o. Blodgett’s Mills, farmer, born in Otsego county, September 4th, 1808, settled in county in 1809. Wife, Eliza Jane Fuller, daughter of James and Mary (Finch) Fuller, born in 1813, married in 1835; one daughter, Helen Eugenie, born in 1847, married Andrew Thayre in 1870; children two. Parents, Joseph H. and Mary (Andrews) Atwood, who settled in county in 1809.

Bloomer, Isaac B., p.o. Virgil, retired, born in Ulster county in 1812. Wife, Hannah Trowbridge, born in 1810, married in 1833, died in 1883; children ten, six now living. One son enlisted in Co. A, 76th N. Y. Vols., in 1862, and died soon after his return home, from disease contracted in the army, aged 22. Parents, Isaac and Anna (Barlow) Bloomer, who settled in Virgil on lot 25 in 1815, the former died in Virgil in 1856, aged 73 years, the latter died in 1868, aged 87 years; children seven, two now living.

Branch, Enoch D., p.o. Virgil, farmer, born in Vermont in 1796, settled in county in 1815, and died July 16th, 1876, was supervisor two terms and held other minor offices. Wife, Matilda Mynard, daughter of Benajah and Lydia (Purple) Mynard, natives of Connecticut, born in Rensselaer county in 1813, married November 25th, 1838; children seven: Harley H., Butler M., Edwin D., Hepsey P, Mary E., Ellen D. and Rollo P. The latter is a Presbyterian clergyman. Parents, Jeptha and Irene (Arnold) Branch, who settled in Virgil in 1815; children seven, one now living.

Bristol, Benjamin F., p.o. South Cortland, correspondent of the Cortland News and farmer by occupation, born in Cortland in 1837. Wife, Ophelia Tompkins, daughter of William and Maria (Weaver) Tompkins, born in Westchester county in 1840, married in 1859. Children eleven, nine now living: Charles H, born in 1860, William A., in 1862, Clara C., in 1864, John E., in 1865, Georgia A., in 1867, Addie J., in 1869, Lawrence F., in 1873, Emma M., in 1875, and Dolly (Allen) Bristol, the former of Connecticut and the latter of Ohio, married in 1832, the latter died in 1863, aged 52 years; children three: B. F., Cornelia C. and Geo. H.

Bronson, Dr. Horace, p.o. Virgil, physician and surgeon, born in Catskill, Greene county, in 1796, settled in county in 1820 and died in 1874, was a graduate of Hartford College. Wife, Polly Ball, daughter of Judge Ball, born in 1803, married in 1822, and died March 31st, 1842; children four, all now dead. Second wife, Happy Mott, daughter of Thomas and Susan (Wygant) Mott, born May 12th, 1812, married in 1842; children two: Happy E., born in 1845 and died in 1864, and Senora De Etta, born March 29th, 1851. Parents, David and Nancy Bronson of Catskill, the former died in Virgil in 1840, and the latter at Adams.

Chaplin, Walter L., p.o. Messengerville, farmer and surveyor, born in Virgil in 1825, was postmaster and supervisor in 1884, and held other offices. First wife, Abigail Shevalier, born in 1828, married in 1849, and died in 1866, children three. Second wife, Camilla C. Gault, born in 1827, married in 1868, died in 1873. Third wife, Mrs. Rhoda M. (Darling) Shevalier, born in 1838, married in 1874; children three. Parents, Benjamin F. and Lucy (Holden) Chaplin, the former born in Virgil in 1799, and supposed to be the first white child born in Virgil, died in 1882, the latter born in 1800, married in 1820; children two: George H. and Walter L.

Chrisman, Josiah, p.o. Virgil, farmer and stock dealer, born in Oneida county in 1817. Wife, Abigail Penney, daughter of David and Fannie (Smith) Penney, who settled in Virgil in 1837, born in 1823, married in 1844; children eight. Parents, William and Nancy (Oaks) Chrisman, who settled in county in 1835; children thirteen, but seven now living.

Curtis, Salmon, p.o. Virgil, farmer and dairyman, born in Sullivan county November 15th, 1812. Wife, Harriet Seamans, born in 1822, married in 1840, and died August 1st, 1876; children five. Second wife, Augusta Seamans, daughter of Isaac and Amarilla (Sheldon) Seamans and sister of first wife, born in 1843, married in 1878. Parents, Nehemiah and Lusina (Hubbell) Curtis, natives of Connecticut, who came to Virgil in 1830; children eight, three now living.

Dann, George P., p.o. Virgil, farmer stock dealer, owns 386 acres, born in Virgil in 1822. Wife, Marilla Tuller, born in Virgil in 1824, married October 17th, 1844; children four, two now living: Antonnette and Martin L, the former married Reuben Butts in 1866, and the latter married Alice Mason in 1871. Parents, Amariah and Nancy (Purvis) Dann, the former born in 1791, the latter in 1795, married in 1812; children eleven: the former died in Virgil in 1873, and the latter in 1858.

Davern, James, p.o. Virgil, farmer, owns 179 acres, born in Ireland in 1839, settled in county in 1846. Wife, Louisa Sawdey, daughter of Asa and Eliza Sawdey, born in 1849, married in 1868; children five: Lizzie M., born in 1870, Susie, in 1872, Rose E., in 1876, Clara L., in 1882, and James Mark, in 1884. Parents, James and Ellen (Ryan) Davern, natives of Ireland, the latter died in Ireland, leaving six sons and two daughters, the former came to Syracuse where he died. James, jr., enlisted in the 185th regiment in 1864, and was discharged at close of war; he was promoted to corporal, was disabled in the war, and received a pension from the government.

Deyoe, Simeon D., p.o. Virgil, born in Harford in 1850, owns 150 acres, was assessor in 1879 and again in 1883. Wife, Ann Vinette Green, daughter of Page and Tirzah (Merrill) Green, born in 1838, married in 1873; children two: Glenn and M. C. Page Green was a prominent lawyer of Cortland county, and enjoyed a large practice in his profession; wife, Tirzah, was daughter of John and Joanna Merrill, who came to Connecticut in 1804.

Glazier, Ezra B., p.o. Virgil, farmer, gardener and apiarist, born in Virgil in 1817, was excise commissioner since 1882. Wife, Loretta J. Webber, daughter of Rodney and Aurilla (Shepard) Webber, born in 1831, married in 1848; children five: Adin, Dana, Lillie, Nathan B. and Harlan E. Parents, Artemus and Sally (Clark) Glazier, the former born in Massachusetts in 1782, married in 1816, died in 1865, the latter died in 1864; children eight. Grandparents, Jotham and Kesiah (Stacey) Glazier, natives of Massachusetts, who came to county in 1806; children twelve.

Griswold, Daniel P., p.o. South Cortland, pension soldier, tailor and farmer, born in Dryden in 1845, was collector two terms. Wife, Annette Tyler, daughter of Samuel P. and Jemima (Hopkins) Tyler, born in 1848, married in 1871; children two: Bernicle E., born in 1875 and Clyde T., born in 1877. Parents, Edward and Mary (Tyler) Griswold, the former died in Virgil in 1869, aged 75, and the latter in 1854; children eleven, six now living. Daniel P. enlisted in Co. C, 76t6h N. Y. Vols., in 1861, was wounded at the battle of Gettysburg in 1863, and receives a pension of $30 per month.

Hall, Amos T., p.o. Blodgett’s Mills, farmer, carpenter and builder, born in Virgil in 1818. Wife, Maria E. Merical, daughter of Henry and Catherine (Adney) Merical, born in Schoharie county in 1828, married in 1846; children four, two now living: William H. and Anna. William married Alic4 J. Frear and Anna married Joe Stafford. Parents, Girden and Polly (Peabody) Hall, natives of Connecticut, who settled in Virgil in 1816, married in 1818; children eleven, seven now living, the former served in the war of 1812, drew a pension of $96 yearly, and died in 1874.

Hammon, Riley, p.o. Virgil, farmer and dairy, born in Virgil in 1841, has represented his district at State conventions. Wife, Charlotte L. Woodard, daughter of Samuel and Deborah A. Woodard, born in Virgil in 1843, married in 1860; children five, two now living: Luetta M. and Willie E. Parents, John and Louisa (Keys) Hammon, natives of Vermont, the former born in 1818, married in 1834 and died in 1875, the latter born in 1818.

Haskins, James B. F., p.o. South Cortland, farmer and dairy, born in Virgil in 1842. Wife, Maggie Pike, daughter of De Villo and Sarah (Calvert) Pike, born in 1848, married in 1867; children two: Clyde F., born in 1880, and Earl A., born in 1884. Parents, Alanson and Clarissa (Andrews) Haskins, both of Fabius, N. Y., settled in Virgil in 1825, the former died in 1869, the latter is still living, aged 83 years; children seven.

Holton, William A., p.o. Virgil, general merchant and dealer in groceries, drugs, hardware, etc., born in Virgil in 1845, was justice of the peace, town clerk one term and held other offices. Wife, Delphine Brooks, born in 1847, married in 1874. Parents, Lester and Betsey (Tanner) Holton, the former born in 1816, died in 1857, the latter born in 1818, died in 1874; children five, four now living: L. C., M.E., R. E. and W. A. Grandparents, Dr. Rufus and Althea (Smith) Holton, who settled in Madison county in 1820 and Cortland county in 1827. William A. Holton began the mercantile business in 1870, the firm being Peckham & Holton, and sold his interest in 1873, purchased his present site and erected the present two-story building, the store and dwelling where he now resides.

Homer, Henry F., p.o. Virgil, farmer, born in Virgil in 1839. Wife, Sophia Hammond, daughter of John and Louisa Hammond, born in Virgil in 1842, married in 1860; one child, Julia, born in 1866. Parents, Edmund and Rohamey (Johnson) Homer, the former born in 1801 and died in 1854, the latter born in 1800 and died in 1842; children three, two now living: Henry F. and Henrietta, who married John Winters, of Virgil.

Hotchkiss, Charles Alonzo, p.o. Virgil, farmer and dairy, born in Virgil in 1829. Wife, Jeanette Hopkins, daughter of James and Margaret (Smith) Hopkins, born in Dryden in 1825, married in 1852; children three: Eva May, born Feb. 21st, 1855, died Dec. 5th, 1878; Harriet B., born in 1856, and Elsworth A., born in 1861. Eva M. married Egbert D. Spencer May 28th, 1874; Egbert D. died May 15th, 1875; Eva M. married again W. B. Main Nov. 24th, 1876; one child. Harriet married Rev. Geo. F. Humphreys, of Massachusetts, in 1875; children three. Elsworth married Jennie L. Sessions in 1883; one child. Parents, Charles and Polly (Stillman) Hotchkiss, married in 1807, the former died in 1868, aged 84, the latter born in 1789, died May 6th, 1874; children six, three now living: Jane, born in 1819, Charles A., born in 1829, Enoch D., born in 1834.

Lang, Robert, jr., p.o. Virgil, born in Yorkshire, England, in 1820, settled in county in 1841. Wife, Mary Carr, daughter of William and Sophia Carr, born in Freetown in 1827, married in 1847, died in 1883; children six, five now living: Mary Ann, Ruie S., William R., Merton D. and Lillian E. Parents, Robert and Mary Lang, of Yorkshire, England.

Lewis, Nathaniel, p.o. Virgil, retired farmer, born in Dryden March 4th, 1815, settled in county in 1818, was president and trustee of Virgil Cemetery Association, and United States mail agent for sixteen years. Wife, Mila Glazier, daughter of Stacy and Axsie (Branch) Glazier, born in Virgil in 1821, married in 1840; children five, four now living: Truman, Augusta, Mary and Isaac R. Parents, John and Jemima (Steenburgh) Lewis, of Orange county, settled in county in 1818, the former died in 1850, and the latter in 1838; children ten.

Lincoln, Wait, p.o. Virgil, farmer, born in Virgil in 1817. Wife, Melissa Muncey, born in 1827, married in 1844; children eight, three now living: Alice, Ella L and Willis P. Parents, Major William and Ruth (Sexton) Lincoln, the former from Massachusetts and the latter of New York.

Johnson, Senora D., p.o. Virgil.

Lowe, Garrison H., p.o. Virgil, farmer, owns 93 acres, born in Sullivan county in 1825, settled in county in 1839. Wife, Polly Ann Ballou, of Onondaga county, daughter of Silas and Polly (Shumway) Ballou, who settled in Virgil about 1816, married in 1848; children seven, three now living.

McKinney, John A., p.o. Virgil, owner and proprietor of Virgil Hotel, born in Virgil in 1851. Wife, Mary Jane Brown, born in Ireland, settled in Virgil in 1867, married in 1872, died Oct. 24th, 1883, leaving two children, Irving J. and R. T. Parents, John and Mary Ann (Steele) McKinney, natives of Ireland, married and settled in Virgil in 1850, the former died Oct. 24, 1882; children eight, six now living: Robert, John A., Thomas F., William G., Henry S., Nancy J. and Mary H. Robert enlisted in the 185th regiment in 1864, served to close of war, and died in February 1878. John A. purchased the Virgil House in spring of 1884.

Muncey, Dr. William A., p.o. Virgil, physician and surgeon, born in Truxton in 1832. Wife, Lodema J. Brooks, of Cortland, daughter of Ransom J. Brooks, born in 1843, married in 1864; children two: Wilfred B. and Ransom B. Parents, Stearns and H. (Nicholson) Muncey, the former of Rensselaer county, died in Chemung county in 1883, the latter of Chenango county, died in Tioga county in 1873. Dr. Wm. A. Muncey was a graduate of Philadelphia American University in 1874, also the New York Eclectic Medical College, in 1882, read medicine with Dr. Nobles, of Waverly, commenced practice in Waverly in 1858 under the old State law, and in 1859 settled in Virgil where he now resides.

Mynard, Wellington P., p.o. Virgil, farmer and stock dealer, born in Virgil in 1841, was supervisor two terms and overseer of the poor one year. Parents, Madison B. and Maria (Bouton) Mynard, the former born in 1810 and died in 1859, the latter born in 1813 and died in 1860. Children seven, five now living: Wellington P., born in 1841, Eliza H. in 1846, Madison A. in 1851, Maria Louise in 1854, and George in 1857.

Oaks, James H., p.o. Virgil, insurance agent and dairy farmer, born in Herkimer county in 1833, settled in county in 1834. Wife, Henriette Champlin, daughter of Henry and Mary (Chrisman) Champlin, born in 1842, married in 1866; children two: Eva M. and Mary Ettie. Parents, Abraham and Maria (Smith) Oaks, the former born in 1809 and died in 1858, the latter born in 1813, married in 1831; children nine, seven now living. Grandfather, Henry Oaks, born in Germany, came to America when ten years of age. He enlisted in the Revolutionary war, was taken prisoner by the Indians, made his escape, married in Montgomery county; children three.

Price, David R., p.o. Cortland, farmer, born in Virgil in 1820. Wife, Deborah Hutchins, born in Ulster county in 1820, married in 1844; children eight: George R., Emma, Elmer Maurice, Ephraim E., Antha, Manley and Ina. George married Rose Langworthy; Ina married Aaron Overton; Emma married Charles Robinson; Ephraim married Alice Dearman; Antha married George S. Sherman; Maurice married Emma Spencer. Parents, Zachariah and Elizabeth (Ryan) Price, the former born in Rensselaer county, came to Cortland in 1809, the latter born in Montgomery county in 1801, married in 1811 and died in 1883; children eleven. Grandparents, Jacob and Catharine (Barringer) Price, who settled in Virgil in 1816; children ten.

Saltsman, Frederick F., p.o. Virgil, farmer, born in Cortland county, has been highway commissioner two terms. Wife, Loretta J. House, born in Virgil in 1847, married in 1869; children two: Carlton Lee and Ray Frank. Parents, John and Phebe (Frank) Saltsman, the former born in Montgomery county in 1810, the latter born in Virgil; children five: Susannah, Mary Ann, Sarah Jane, F. F. and Cora Atane. Grandparents, George and Nancy (Cook) Saltsman, natives of Montgomery county, came to county in 1821; children six.

Shevalier, Nathan L., p.o. Messengerville, farmer, born in Virgil in 1858. Wife, Augusta Weller, of Onondaga county, daughter of Jeremiah Weller, born in 1857, married in 1878; one child, Ina. Parents, Isaac and Nancy (Smith) Shevalier, the former died in 1878, aged 47; children four: Harriet, Dick A., Eugenie and Nathan L.

Smith, Nathan J., p.o. Messengerville, farmer, born in Virgil in 1847. Wife, Luricia Adelle Angell, daughter of E. D. Angell, born in 1850, married in 1869; children two: M. Louise and Wilmer A. Parents, Nathan and Lucy (Mallery) Smith, the former born in Marathon in 1808, the latter in 1809; children seven, four now living: A. P., Nancy A., Angeline and N. J.

Spencer, Nathan, p.o. Virgil, farmer and stock dealer, born in Virgil in 1821, was supervisor three terms. First wife, Polly Ann Price, married in 1843 and died in 1863; children five: Earl W., Henry F., Emma Dett, Alice V. and Egbert D. Second wife, Mrs. Angeline (Smith) Homer, married in 1866; one son, Lin C. Parents, Isaac and Nancy (Peabody) Spencer, natives of Otsego county. Grandparents, Amos and Dorcas Spencer, natives of Rhode Island, the former was a Revolutionary soldier, and died in Otsego county.

Stafford, George W., p.o. Blodgett’s Mills, farmer, born in Virgil in 1846. Parents, Josiah and Eliza Ann (Male) Stafford, born in Broad Oak, England, in 1817, the latter came to county in 1837, the former died in 1877, aged 62 years. Grandparents, Joseph and Susan (Hopkins) Stafford, natives of Rhode Island, settled in Virgil in 1816, the former died in 1860, the latter in 1872; children eleven.

Stafford, Hopkins, p.o. Blodgett’s Mills, farmer and dairy, born in Otsego county in 1813, settled in county in 1816. Wife, Nancy Allen, born in Virgil in 1817, married in 1838, died in 1862; children ten, five now living: Charlotte, Timothy, Amy, Job B. and Cynthia L. Parents, Joseph and Susan (Hopkins) Stafford.

Stafford, Miles, p.o. Blodgett’s Mills, farmer, born in Virgil in 1828. Wife, Roby Westcott, daughter of Nathaniel Westcott, born in Pennsylvania in 1830, married in 1851; children four: Emeline, born in 1852, Nathaniel, born in 1856, Minnie in 1862, Layton in 1868. Parents, Joseph and Susan (Hopkins) Stafford, natives of Rhode Island.

Stowell, John, p.o. Blodgett’s Mills, farmer, born in Virgil in 1828. Wife, Henrietta Luce, daughter of John and Betsey Luce, born in 1832, married in 1854; one child, Melvin Monroe, born in 1857 and married Eva F. Luce in 1880. Parents, Lucius and Sally (Ketcham) Stowell, the former born in Connecticut in 1792, took up 150 acres of land in Virgil in 1810, and afterward bought 150 more. Was drafted, served in the war of 1812, and drew a pension, died in 1882, the latter born in 1799 and died in 1876; children six. Lucius Stowell took up 300 acres of land in Virgil in 1810 at $1.75 per acre. His parents emigrated with a yoke of cattle, a heavy wagon and one lumber wagon. John still lives on the homestead where he was born.

Shults, David, p.o. Virgil, farmer and stock grower, born in Montgomery county in 1817. Wife, Mary E. Reese, born in Montgomery county in 1829, married in 1848; children four: Jacob R., born in 1852, James H. in 1854, Wilber F. in 1861, and Katie E. in 1866. James H. is a professor, graduating from Syracuse University in 1876, married Grace Hubbell, of Rochester, in 1876; children two: Elbert and Clarence. Parents, George and Elizabeth Shults, or Montgomery county, N. Y.

Terpenning, Eddie D., p.o. Virgil, born in Lapeer in 1849; wife, Jessie C. Chubb, daughter of Abraham and Mary E. Chubb, born in 1852, married in 1877; one adopted child, Alta, born in October, 1878, adopted February 19th, 1884. Parents, William and Clarissa (Ballou) Terpenning, born in Virgil, married in 1845; children three: Emma D., Eddie D. and Evaline. Grandparents, Marenus and Peggy Terpenning, who settled in Virgil in 1815; children nine, six now living.

Trapp, Fred L., p.o. McLean, farmer, born in Virgil in 1860. Parents, David R. and Nancy A. (Bush) Trapp, the former born in 1815 and died in 1878, the latter born in 1826; children seven, five now living: William J., George H., Frank E., Harrison D. and Fred L. Grandparents, William and Catharine Trapp, early settlers of Cortland county.

Trapp, William J., p.o. McLean, farmer, born in Tompkins county in 1848. Wife, Eliza McElheney, daughter of Marshall and Catharine (Bush) McElheney, born in 1848, married in 1872; children two: Leroy D. and Anna A. Parents, David and Nancy A. (Bush) Trapp, the former born in 1815, died in 1878, the latter born in 1826; children seven, five now living.

Tripp, Dr. John D., p.o. Virgil, physician and surgeon, born in Dryden in 1843, was supervisor one term. Wife, Josephine E. Lamb, daughter of Alfred and Elizabeth (Merrill) Lamb, born in Skaneateles, Onondaga county, married in 1870. Parents, George W. and Caroline (Brown) Tripp. Dr. John D. Tripp was graduated in 1865, where he was a very extended practice.

Veeder, Cornelius, p.o. Virgil, owns 231 acres, and dairy, born in Montgomery county in 1824, settled in county in 1828, has held several offices. Wife, Laura Jane Joiner, daughter of John and Polly (Baker) Joiner, born in 1835, married in 1854; children three: Cora, Ada and Hattie. Parents, Adam and Hibert (Bradt) Veeder, who came to Virgil in 1828, the latter died in 1863, the former is still living, aged 92; children eleven.

West, Punderson, p.o. Virgil, miller, born in Tompkins county in 1816, settled in county in 1817. Wife, Jane Tyler, born in Dryden in 1828, married in 1855. Parents, Erastus and Abigail Tarbox, natives of Connecticut, who settled in Virgil in 1817, the former died in 1855, aged 78, the latter died in 1862; children five. Mr. P. West purchased his present mill in 1875, it has two run of stone and fed by Spring Brook creek, it was formerly used as a carding and cloth dressing mill.

Wood, M. R., p.o. Cortland, born in Virgil in 1832. Wife Martha B. Calvert, daughter of John and Samantha (Goodale) Calvert, born in 1833, married in 1858; one child, F. Adelle, born in 1860, married N. F. Webb in 1884. Parents, Jonas and Catharine (Cornwell) Wood, who settled in Virgil in 1818, the former died in 1881, aged 82, the latter died in 1856.

Wood, Warren A., p.o. Virgil, mason and farmer, born in Virgil in 1823. Wife, Aseneth Griswold, born in Dryden in 1821, married in 1845, died in 1863; children four: Mary E., Sarah M., Frank C. and Hattie L. Parents, Orrin and Sally (Morse) Wood, who settled in Virgil in 1822.

Willett

Babcock, Andrew M., p.o. Willet, farmer, born in Otsego county in 1815, settled in county in 1835. Wife, Mary Ann Jones, daughter of Enoch and Wealthy (Williams) Jones, born in Schoharie county in 1830, married in 1853; one child, Elvin A., born Oct. 17th, 1865. Parents, Jonathan and Sarah (Johnson) Babcock, who came to county in 1835 with seven children, of which but two, Andrew M. and Marvin, survive.

Babcock, Marvin, p.o. Willet, farmer, born in Otsego county in 1821, settled in county in 1835, has been collector three years, assessor six years, and held several other offices. Wife, Eliza Jane Jones, daughter of Enoch and Wealthy (Williams) Jones, born in Chenango county in 1834, married in 1855; one child, Adelbert S., born in 1863. Parents, Jonathan and Sarah (Johnson) Babcock, the former born in Stephentown, N. Y., Nov. 20th, 1788, and died Sept. 15th, 1856, the latter born July 24th, 1788, and died in 1844.

Bliss, Calvin J., p.o. Willet, farmer and retired teacher, born in Preston, Chenango county, in 1822, settled in county in 1846, has been justice of the peace nine years and teacher eleven years. Wife, Betsey A. Landers, daughter of Charles and Lucinda (Shepard) Landers, who came to county in 1846, married in 1850; children two: Charles Emery and Cora L. Charles married Florence Sherwood in 1874. Parents, Solomon and Anna (Packer) Bliss, the former of Massachusetts, who died in 1861, aged 75, the latter in 1866, aged 80.

Brigham, Archibald, p.o. Upper Lisle, farmer and stock dealer, born in Willet in 1825 and died in 1865. Wife, Esther Ann Rooks, daughter of Willard and Polly (Crittenden) Rooks, born in Cortland county in 1828, married in 1854; children two: Hiram L, born in 1855, and Hattie L., born in 1857. Parents, Orleans and Mercy (Stafford) Brigham, natives of Rhode Island, who settled in county in 1812; children eleven, five now living.

Covey, Edward W., p.o. Willet, farmer and tanner, born in Otsego county in 1805, settled in county in 1838. Wife, Mercy Bradley, daughter of Zachariah Bradley, of Connecticut, born in 1813, married in 1829; children five: Loron B., born in 1832, Edward W. in 1835, Charles H. in 1838, Lydia, in 1841, and George W. in 1851. Parents, William and Esther (Yarns) Covey, born in Duchess county, and were among the early settlers of Otsego county.

Dyer, Samuel C., p.o. Willet, merchant, vocal and instrumental music teacher, has been assessor four years, town clerk several years, and supervisor in 1875. Wife, Ervilla J. Smith, born in Willet in 1841, married in 1862. Parents, John S. and Harriet (Shaw) Dyer, the former was first merchant in Willet, served as justice of the peace for many years, and died in 1873. Grandparents, Samuel and Lydia (Jones) Dyer, the former born in Stonington, Conn., in 1777, the latter in Rhode Island, married in 1799, and settled in Willet in 1816; children six, the former died in 1842, the latter in 1862.

Eaton, John C., p.o. Willet, farmer, born in Willet in 1827. Wife, Melvina Wilson, daughter of Henry and Sally (Livermore) Wilson, born in Willet in 1830, married in 1846; children three: Florence R., Rollen S. and Alphonzo D.; Florence married Wm. R. Burgel in 1874; children five. Rollen married Ardell J Alexander in 1873; children two. Alphonzo married Ella A. Maine in 1879; children two. Parents, Peter and Polly (Van Sice) Eaton, natives of Cherry Valley, who settled in Willet in 1815, the former held many town offices and died in 1881, the latter died in 1844; children seven.

Eaton, Peter, p.o. Willet, born in Willet in 1822, farmer, owns 500 acres. Wife, Harriet Greene, born in Willet in 1818, married in 1849; children four: Hattie R., who married Rev. Adelfred J. Brown, of Syracuse, Elfie L., who married John D. Coe, of Willet, Coriell G., who married Ida B. Olmstead, of Triangle, and Elbert P., who is unmarried. Parents, Peter and Polly (Van Sice) Eaton, natives of Otsego county.

Eaton, Ulysses, p.o. Willet, farmer, born in Willet in 1818, served many years as commissioner officer in the old military company. First wife, Marsh M. Hazzard, born in 1818, married in 1839, died in 1864, leaving four children. Second wife, Sarah Augusta Dutton, born in Afton in 1824, married in 1865. Parents, Peter and Polly (Van Sice) Eaton.

Forshee, Walter, p.o. Willet, dealer in hardware, stoves, tin, household furnishing goods and farm implements, born in Cortlandville in 1838. Wife, Eliza Leach, daughter of Christopher and Lucetta Leach, born in 1848, married in 1879; children two: Isaac C. and John Irving. Parents, Isaac and Elizabeth (Newman) Forshee, natives of Orange county, who settled in Cortland in 1833, the latter died in 1872 leaving three children: Cornelius, Augusta and Walter, who came to Willet in 1876.

Gardiner, Ishmael E. p.o. Willet, farmer and dairyman, born in Columbus, Madison county, in 1832, settled in county in 1839. Wife, Lizania Eaton daughter of Abel and Elvira Eaton, born in Willet in 1840, married in 1856; children six: Arthur E., Minnie E., Ernest, Jennie A., Alice M., and Lewellyn. Arthur married Belle Morey in 1878, Minnie married W. H. Jones in 1878.

Greene, Burrill, p.o. Willet, farmer and stock grower, owns 360 acres, born in Willet in 1820, has been supervisor one term, justice of the peace four terms, and held other district offices. First wife, Rosilla Babcock, born in Otsego county in 1817, married in 1855, died in 1860; children three: Leetta R., B. Jefferson and Harriet R. Second wife, Phebe E. Greene, born in North Scituate, R. I., in 1828, married in 1867. Parents, Benjamin T. and Hettie (Wilson) Greene, who were among the very first settlers of the county.

Greene, Henry O., p.o. Willet, carpenter and builder, born in Willet April 18th, 1824. Wife, Lovantia Tennant, seventh daughter of Robert and Polly (Eaton) Tennant, born in Willet October 26th, 1828, married in 1846. Robert Adelbert, only child of Henry and Lovantia Greene, born December 19th, 1849, married Ella F. Ferris, December 4th, 1869; one child: Clara A., daughter of Robert and Ella F., born June 16th, 1871. Parents. Joseph and Permelia (Wilson) Greene, the former from Rhode Island and the latter of Willet, the former held many town offices, and died April 25th, 1882, leaving eight children.

Jones, Asiel, p.o. Upper Lisle, farmer and stock dealer, born in Schoharie county in 1831, settled in county in 1843. Wife, Deliah Salisbury, adopted daughter of Ebenezer Salisbury, of Rhode Island, born in 1836, married in 1862; one adopted daughter, Luella M. Jones. Parents, Enoch and Wealthy (William) Jones, who settled in Willet in 1843, the former died in 1875, the latter in 1877, leaving ten children, eight now living.

Landers, Charles, p.o. Upper Lisle, retired farmer, born in Afton, Chenango county, in 1796, moved to Broome county in 1802 and Cortland county in 1836 has been assessor several terms and held other offices. Wife, Lucinda Shepherd, daughter of Timothy Shepherd, born in Triangle in 1805, married in 1824, died in 1879, leaving three children: Garry S., Betsey A. and Marcellus. Parents, John and Charlotte (Patterson) Landers, the former born in Massachusetts in 1771 and died in Broome county in 1813, the latter of Litchfield county, Conn., died in 1855, aged 85.

McVean, Charles P., p.o. Willet, merchant and postmaster, born in Solon in 1833, has been associate judge, justice of the peace and postmaster since 1874. Wife, Phebe Bailey, daughter of Col. Wm. B. Bailey, born in New York city in 1838, married in 1860. Parents, Peter and Charity (Snider) McVean, the former born in Johnstown, N. Y., began the mercantile trade at Texas Valley, with his son as partner, in 1868.

Mooney, Austin, p.o. Willet, farmer, born in Willet in 1845. Wife, Eliza A. Coles, born in Chenango county in 1849, daughter of William and Eliza (Geer) Coles, who settled in Willet in 1851, married in 1869; one child, Lewis R. Parents, Lewis and Eliza (Adams) Mooney, natives of Willet.

Mooney, Frederick, p.o. Willet, farmer and stock grower, born in Willet in 1837. Wife, Dorcas, daughter of Henry and Julia A. (Moore) Wiles, married in 1869. Parents, Lewis and Eliza (Adams) Mooney.

Mooney, Lewis (deceased), born in Putnam county, October 21st, 1807, and died in January 1878, was supervisor, assessor and highway commissioner. Wife, Eliza Adams, daughter of Stephen and Abby Jane (Steadwell) Adams, born in Duchess county in 1809, married Dec. 26th, 1832; children five, four living: Frederick, born in 1837, Stephen A., born in 1839, Susan, born in 1842 and Austin, born in 1845. Stephen now resides in Missouri. His daughter, Eliza Jane Mooney, was born January 13th, 1835, married Dr. H. C. Hendrick, October 12th, 1854, died in McGrawville, June 12th, 1858.

Morey, Leeman B., p.o. Willet, farmer and dairy, born in Duchess county in 1816, settled in county in 1852, has been assessor three terms. First wife, Judah M. Bailey, married in 1838, died in 1854. Second wife, Polly L. Greene, born in Willet in 1819, married in 1856; children two: Isabella and Marell, the former married Arthur Gardner in 1878; children two: Earl and Loie M. Parents, Stephen and Susan (Weller) Morey, natives of Duchess county.

Newcomb, Curtis S., p.o. Willet, farmer and stock dealer, born in Willet in 1843. Wife, Pluma Mathews, of Bradford county, Penn., born in 1845, married in 1867, died in 1883; children three: Minnie Bell, Samuel G. and Phebe May. Parents, Samuel and Emma (Tyler) Newcomb, natives of Pennsylvania, who came to Willet in 1840, the former died in 1883, aged 77 years, the latter died in 1864, leaving twelve children.

Smith, Frank, p.o. Willet, proprietor and owner of American Hotel at Willet, born in German, Chenango county, in 1848, settled in county in 1879. Wife, De Etta Leach, daughter of Christopher and Lucetta Leach, born in Marathon in 1854, married in 1873; children two: Christopher J. H., and Mary Ann Lucetta. Frank Smith purchased the hotel in 1879, which was built by John S. Dyer over fifty years ago, and has made many changes and extensive repairs to the same.

Tennant, Elijah, p.o. Willet, farmer, owns 200 acres, born in Willet in 1831. Wife, Lucy Fuller, born in Triangle, Broome county, in 1832, married in 1852; children two: Augustus O., born in 1853, and Elva M., born in 1862. Parents, Robert and Mary (Eaton) Tennant, the former of Connecticut, born in 1782, settled in Willet in 1817, died in 1844, the latter born in 1788 and died in 1882; children twelve.




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