Moving on to Steuben Co.

Contributed by Annette Campbell from "Landmarks of Steuben Co, NY"  by Harlo Hakes 1896
Note: The transcriber is not associated with, nor has any further information on these families


Edmund Jones
David H. Talmadge
Dudley D. Allerton
Winfield S. Clough 
Gamaliel T. Conine
John G. Sharp
Ervin Ostrander
Ira Patchin/Ruth Cartwright



Edmund Jones
Horatio E. and Harold D. are the sons of Edmund Jones, who was a native of GREENE County, and came to Steuben county in 1847, settling in the town of Thurston.  In 1851 he married Mary E, daughter of Aaron C. Voss. Mr. Jones devoted his time to farming and lumbering. Horatio E. and Horace D. were educated in Thurston, and in 1882 came to Bath, and in 1885 purchased the Jerome Smalledge property, and since that time have been actively engaged in lumbering and farming.  In 1878 Horatio E. married Hattie M., daughter of Job. G. Campbell, and they are the parents of one son Raymond C., and one daughter, Fannie D.  In 1881 Horace D., married Emma, daughter of James Jack, and they are the parents of three children; Ward E., Martina M., and M. Frances.


David H. Talmadge
David H. Talmadge was born in Greenville, Green county, NY, May 4, 1854. His father CHARLES TALMADGE, is a farmer of that town, and is now sixty-three years of age. David H. was given a good common school education, and made his home with his father until he was twenty years of age.  He was then for four years engaged in various employments, speculating in hay, grain, fruit, etc. in Greene county.  In 1878, he came to Hammondsport (Steuben county-AC), and after spending six months in general employment, he established a draying business, starting in a small way with only one horse, he has rapidly added to his business, and has now six horses which are constantly employed. He is the drayman for the American, Wells Fargo, and United States Express Companies, and also handles the mail for this town.  He devotes his time to his business and his only political position was a member of the village council. He is a member of the Natural Protective Legion of Waverly. In 1881 he made his first purchase of a five-acre vineyard, which he has increased by purchase of nineteen acres, divided between the lakeshore and Pleasant Valley. In November, 1874, he married Emma, daughter of LAFAYETTE MOORE, of Durham, Greene County, by whom he had four children:  Jesse Moore, a student of Cornell University, class of '97; Bessie J. of Hammondsport Union School; Mabel R., also a student of Hammondsport Union School; and Fanny E.
 

Dudley D. Allerton

Dudley D. Allerton was born in Bath, May 13, 1857. DELANSON ALLERTON, his father was a native of GREENE County, NY, and the family trace their descent from Isaac Allerton who came from England to the United States in the ship "Mayflower", who  landed at Plymouth Rock, and came to Steuben county with his parents and settled in Prattsburgh. Delanson married Mary J., daughter of Moses Dudley, by whom he had three children:  Dudley, Mrs. Frank Parker, and Sarah.  In 1835 he came to Bath, where he was a farmer, and died  in 1894, in his seventy-ninth year.


Winfield S. Clough
Winfield S. Clough, was born in Athens, Greene county, February 14, 1852. J.J. CLOUGH, his father, was a native of the same county, also his father J.J. Clough, Sr., and the family came from Holland at an early date and settled in Greene county.  J. J. Clough, Jr., married Elizabeth, daughter of RICHARD  WHITBECK, and followed the carpenter trade through life. W. S. Clough was educated in Baldwinsville Academy, and then learned the carpenter trade. In 1878 he came to Bath and in same year formed the partnership of Clough & McChesney, and are at the present time among the active contractors and builders in Steuben county. In 1874 he married Mary E., daughter of Rev. Joseph Strough, by whom he had four children:  Frank, Rena, Myrtie and Anna.


Gamaliel T. Conine
Gamaliel T. Conine was born in Bath, February 7, 1854. His father, Lorenzo, was a native of GREENE County, who came to Steuben County in 1851, and through life was identified as a farmer.  He married Abbie, daughter of Jacob Townsend. He has held various positions of honor and trust, and has taken an active interest in the M. E. Church of Bath.  Gamaliel T. Conine was educated at Haverling Academy, and in 1869 entered the post-office at Bath. In 1873 he engaged in the wall paper business, which he continued for four years, then engaged in the clothing business at Dundee (Yates Co, NY-AC) from 1877-1882. In 1882 he went to Prattsburgh and engaged in the clothing business in that place, where he was one of the founders of the Prattsburgh Agricultural Society. In 1878, Mr. Conine married Estella, daughter of George Shults, by whom he had two children: Leon and Fannie. Mr. Conine is one of the leading men of the town, and was elected county treasurer in 1894. He has also served as post-master for four years under Benjamin Harrison. He is a member of the Masonic and the I.O.O.F. Lodges.


John G. Sharp
John G. Sharp was born in Coxsackie, July 30, 1825, son of Lawrence I. Sharp of whom an account will be found elsewhere in this volume. He came to his present residence when nine years of age. The homestead consists of 147 acres of land. He was educated in the academy in Howard (Steuben County, NY-AC), and has since devoted his time to farming. He married Harriet, daughter of Lot Forrister, one of the first settlers of the town, formerly of Connecticut. They had two children, Floyd L. and Ettie M. He married a second time, Juliet, daughter of Russell Boughten, and they were also from Connecticut. Mr Sharp held the offices of assessor six years, commissioner of highways six years, and supervisor two years. He has been salesman for the cheese factories twenty-seven years. He is a member of the Masons, Lewis Lodge No. 104. In politics he is a Democrat.

Ervin Ostrander
Ervin Ostrander was born in Jasper (Steuben county-AC), March 24, 1841, son of John and Mary A. (Babcock) Ostrander, he a native of Coxsackie, GREENE county, and his wife of the same county.  They came to Jasper in 1841, where he died January 25, 1888.  Ervin Ostrander was reared on what is known as the Spaulding farm. May 16, 1866, he married Kate, daughter of Lewis and Abigail (Eastman) Huntington, natives of Greene county and Tompkins county respectively.  John Huntington, father of Lewis, died in Greene county, NY.  The father of Abigail Eastman died in Allegany county, NY.  Mr. and Mrs. Ostrander have two sons; Walter E., born May 18, 1867, who married Eva, daughter of John Carter, and was educated in Canisteo; and Merritt E., born June 11, 1870, and was educated in the common schools and Canisteo Academy.


Ira Patchin/Ruth Cartwright
Ira Patchin was born in 1812.  His grandfather, Walter Patchin, was born at Ballston Spa, Saratoga county, NY, and settled in Wayland (Steuben Co. NY-AC) in 1814.  He purchased a tract of land at Patchinville.  He was a Revolutionary soldier and pensioner.  He died in 1855 aged ninety years, and is buried at East Wayland.  Warren Patchin, father of Ira, was born in Ballston Spa, Saratoga county, in 1785, was in the War of 1812, and settled  in East Wayland in 1817, and died in 1872.  He was the most noted doctor in this locality, having a ride of over fifty years.  He owned 700 acres of land at one time.  In 1803 he married RUTH CARTWRIGHT, who was born at Catskill, GREENE county, NY, in 1783, and died in 1853 by whom he had six chldren;  Warren, who was born in 1804, and died in 1879;  Jabez, who was born in 1806, and died in 1825;  Harriet, who was born in 1808;  Ira, as above;  Cameron, who was born in 1820; and Minerva who was born in 1826.  Ira Patchin was educated in the common schools and attended Prattsburgh Academy.  He was a clerk in the store of J. Hess & Co, of Dansville, for six years and previously clerked in the store of J. L. Monier, of Patchinville for six years.  In 1855 he purchased the farm where he now resides.  At Penn Yan, NY, in 1852, he married Elizabeth M. Ellis, who was born in Madison county, NY, in 1825, by whom he had two children;  Carrie Elizabeth, who was born in 1858, wife of Eugene Wilhelm, and resides in Michigan. They have two children:  Eugene B., who was born in 1886, and Philip, who was born in 1890;  and Sprague Ellis, who was born in 1861, and married Amelia C. Hurzler, who was born at Fort Wayne, IN, in 1867, by whom he had two children;  Merton H., who was born in 1890, and Ira J., who was born in 1893.


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