CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH NOTES
ON SOME OF
THE ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF ARSA W. WEIMAN (1918- )
of Constableville, Lewis County, New York
Including the families of
CURTISS, DANIELS, POWERS, RUSK/RUSQUE, SHELDON, SPINNING, WASHBURN, & WEIMAN.

This list was compiled by
WILLIAM L. DECOURSEY
1735 - 19th Terrace NW
New Brighton, Minnesota 55112
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1643 -    Elizabeth CURTIS, daughter of Richard (ca.1611-1681)
                 and Elizabeth CURTIS, was born, 17 July 1643, at
                 Dorchester, Suffolk, Mass.  She married, as his first
                 wife, Nathaniel HOW, son of Jeremy HOW (1614-1690) of New
                 Haven, Conn.
1657 - Richard CURTIS (ca.1611-1681) married second, 25 Oct.1657 to Sarah --?--. They had children: Isaac CURTIS (1658-1712), m. 1682, Sarah FOOTE; and Joseph CURTIS, b.1661.
1657 - Humphrey SPINNING married, 14 Oct. 1657, to Abigail HUBBARD, born 1640, at Wethersfield, Ct., daughter of George and Mary (BISHOP) HUBBARD of Guilford, Ct.
1658 - Isaac CURTIS (1658-1712), son of Richard and Sarah CURTIS, was born 17 June 1661, at Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Mass.
1660 - Immigrant ancestor, John SHELDON (1630-1708), was a nephew of Gilbert SHELDON, Bishop of London, Archbishop of Canterbury, and primate of England. John SHELDON came to America and settled in Roger WILLIAM's colony at Providence, Rhode Island. He married, March 1660, Joan VINCENT and had sons Timothy, John, Nicholas, and Nehemiah. NEW ENGLAND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER, v.50,p.359. See AMERICAN GENEALOGIST, v.27, p.222; WISCONSIN FAMILIES, v.1, p.33. For the early English ancestry of SHELDON back to fourteenth century, see NEW ENGLAND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER, v.80, pp.378-386.
1661 - Walter POWERS, immigrant ancestor, was born in Essex, England, in 1639, came to New England, and later settled on a tract of land then in Concord, now in Littleton, Massachusetts. His house was on the north side of Quagony hill and near Magog pond, where he died, 22 February 1709. He was married in Malden, 11 march 1661, to Trial SHEPARD, daughter of Ralph SHEPARD of Malden. Their children were: William POWERS (1661-1710) m. Mary BANK, dau. of John and Hannah BANK; Mary POWERS; Isaac POWERS; Thomas POWERS; Daniel POWERS; Increase POWERS; Walter POWERS; Jacob POWERS; and Sarah POWERS. Ezra Stearns, ed. GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, v.IV, p.1647; NEW ENGLAND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER, v.4, p.66.
1682 - Isaac CURTIS (1658-1712) married 13 Aug. 1682, at Wallingford, New Haven, Conn. to Sarah FOOTE, dau. of Robert and Sarah (POTTER) FOOTE. They had children: Isaac CURTIS m.1706 (1) Abigail TUTTLE and m.1729 (2) Mary (ABERNATHY) TUTTLE; Sarah CURTIS m.1705 (1) Isaac COOK and m.1713 (2nd) Caleb LEWIS; Joseph CURTIS (1689-1777) m.1714 Ann STEVENS; Ebenezer CURTIS, died young; Stephen CURTIS (1694-c.1794) m.1714 (1) Alice BROCKETT, m.1720/1 (2nd) Elizabeth BISHOP and m.1773 (3rd) widow Rebecca ELWELL; Elizabeth CURTIS (1701-1723) m.1723 Abiel ROBERTS; and Benjamin CURTIS (1703-1754) m.1727 Miriam COOK. Elizabeth (DEMING) FOOTE WELLES, daughter of Jonathan DEMING and widow of Nathaniel FOOTE and Governor Thomas WELLES, died 28 July 1683, aged about eighty-eight years. She left a will, dated 28 March 1678 (with codicil dated 16 Aug. 1682), and proved in August 1683. In her will she names sons Nathaniel FOOTE, eldest son, and Robert FOOTE; daughters (Elizabeth) CHURCHALL, (Mary) GOODRICH, (Frances) BARNARD, (Rebecca) SMITH, and Sarah JUDSON deceased; grandchildren Daniel, Elizabeth, John STUDDER (STODDARD?), Joseph CHURCHALL, Benjamin CHURCHALL, and children of deceased daughter, Sarah JUDSON. She appointed Captain John ALLIN to be Executor, and "my beloved brother,"Mr. John DEMING, Senr. and "my Grand Sonn," Henry BUCK, to be overseers. Witnesses to the will were Joseph ROWLANDSON and John DEMINGE. In a codicil dated 16 Aug. 1682, she names Nathaniel FOOT, "the eldest son of my son Nathaniel --- he paying one half of the Legacyes which were to be paid by my son Robert, had he lived to possess ye said land." The codicil was witnessed by Samuel TALLCOTT and John DEMINGE.
1683 - Isaac CURTIS, son of Isaac and Sarah (FOOTE) CURTIS, was born 6 Nov. 1683, at Wallingford, New Haven, Conn. He married (1st) Abigail TUTTLE and (2nd) Mary (ABERNATHY) TUTTLE.
1705 - Isaac COOK (1681-1712) married 11 Oct. 1705, to Sarah CURTIS, dau. of Isaac and Sarah (FOOTE) CURTIS.
1706 - Isaac CURTIS, son of Isaac and Sarah (FOOTE) CURTIS, married first, 5 June 1706, at Wallingford, Conn., to Abigail TUTTLE, daughter of Simon and Abigail TUTTLE. They had children: Daniel CURTIS (1707-1750) m.1727 Lettice WARD; Isaac TUTTLE (1710-1734); Abigail TUTTLE (1712-1791) m.1731 Giles ANDREWS; Ebenezer; Phebe; Joshua; Ebenezer; and Phinehas TUTTLE m.1759 (1st) Hannah RUSSELL and m.1769 (2nd) Mary ELWELL.
1707 - Daniel CURTIS (1707-1750), son of Isaac and Abigail (TUTTLE) CURTIS, was born, 7 August 1707, at Wallingford, Connecticut.
1712 - Isaac CURTIS (1658-1712) died, 15 July 1712, at Wallingford, Conn.
1714 - Sarah (FOOTE) CURTIS, widow of Isaac CURTIS, married, (2nd) 9 August 1714, as his second wife, to Nathaniel HOW, son of Jeremy and Elizabeth HOW and widower of Elizabeth (CURTIS) HOW.
1715 - Richard FENNER married, 11 January 1715/16, at Providence, R.I., to Abigail SHELDON.
1727 - Daniel CURTIS (1707-1750), son of Isaac and Abigail (TUTTLE) CURTIS, married 22 June 1727, to Lettice WARD (1711-1749), daughter of William and Lettice (BEACH) WARD. They had children: Ebenezer CURTIS (1730-c.1769) m.1751/2 Annis, dau. of John WARNER; Jotham CURTIS (1732-1785) m.1754 (1st) Mary YALE and m.1770 (2nd) Esther (MERRIAM) HULL; Jesse CURTIS (1733-1821) m.1754 Sarah YALE; Abigail CURTIS m.1751 Bartholomew JACOBS; Lucy CURTIS (1737-1822) m.1755 Bartholomew POND; Isaac CURTIS m.1763 Lydia, dau. Moses and Ruth (BUTLER) FOOTE; Sarah CURTIS (1742-1752); Ruth CURTIS m.1764 Peter BARKER; Lettice CURTIS m.1766 Gideon ALLYN; and Daniel CURTIS, died young.
1727 - Benjamin CURTIS (1703-1754), son of Isaac and Sarah (FOOTE) CURTIS, married, 12 December 1727, to Miriam COOK, daughter of Samuel COOK (1667/8-1725) and Hannah (IVES) COOK and granddaughter of Samuel and Hope (PARKER) COOK.
1728 - Abigail (TUTTLE) CURTIS, wife of Isaac CURTIS, died 6 December 1728, at Wallingford, Connecticut.
1729 - Isaac CURTIS married second, 1 October 1729, to Mary, daughter of William and Sarah ABERNATHY and widow of William TUTTLE.
1733 - Jesse CURTIS (1733-1821), son of Daniel and Lettice (WARD) CURTIS, was born 22 Sept. 1733, at Litchfield, Connecticut. He married Sarah YALE. A ROSTER OF REVOLUTIONARY ANCESTORS OF THE INDIANA DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, v.1, p.154; D.A.R. #573858.
1740 - A Robert WASHBURN, son of John WASHBURN, married, 1740, to Mary FORBES, b.1717, daughter of Joshua FORBES; and had children: John WASHBURN 1743, Calvin WASHBURN 1745, Luther WASHBURN 1747, Martin WASHBURN 1750, Betty WASHBURN 1752. All but Calvin WASHBURN went to Livingston Manor, New York. (Note: Compare the names of these children with the names of the children of Luther WASHBURN 1757-1848 and SARAH SPINNING.) Information from Mrs. Clayton M. Merrick, 489 Center St., Pembroke, MA 02359.
1746 - Joseph BICKFORD and Milicent SHELDON were married, 12 Sept. 1746. Vital Records of Rhode Island, p.28 - (1-144)
1749 - Ezekiel SHELDON, of Providence, and Joanna MARTIN, of Scituate, were married at Scituate, 12 Nov. 1749, by Gideon HARRIS, Justice. Vital Records of Rhode Island, p.28 - (1-145)
1749 - Lettice (WARD) CURTIS (1711-1749), wife of Daniel CURTIS, died, 1 October 1749, at Plymouth, Litchfield, Conn.
1750 - Daniel CURTIS (1707-1750) died, 25 November 1750, at Plymouth, Litchfield, Conn.
1751 - Stephen SHELDON and Deborah WEST were married, 12 May 1751, by Justice Gideon HARRIS. Vital Records of Rhode Island, p.28 - (1-148)
1752 - Nathaniel "Levy" SPINNING married, 1 March 1752, at Guilford, Conn. to Thankful BENTON, daughter of James BENTON. They had children: John SPINNING m.1774 Jerusha FRARY; Mary "Polly" SPINNING; Sarah SPINNING m.1779 Luther WASHBURN; Rachel "Betsey" SPINNING; Daniel SPINNING m.1788 Jerusha STANDISH; and Benjamin SPINNING, married (1st) Sarah MOULTON.
1753 - John SPINNING, son of Levy and Thankful (BENTON) SPINNING, was born 23 August 1753, at Guilford, Connecticut. He married, 22 June 1774, to Jerusha FRARY.
1754 - Jotham CURTIS (1732-1785) married first, 24 January 1754, to Mary YALE, dau. of Elihu and Judith (HOW) YALE of Wallingford, Conn. 1754 - Jesse CURTIS (1733-1821), son of Daniel and Lettice (WARD) CURTIS, married, 12 December 1754, to Sarah YALE (1738-1818), dau. of Elihu and Judith (HOW) YALE of Wallingford, Conn. Jesse and Sarah (YALE) CURTIS had children: Elihu CURTIS (1756-1815) m. Abigail --?--; Lyman CURTIS (1759-1789); Mary CURTIS (1761-1763); Elisha CURTIS, m.1800, Anna NORTHRUP; Ambrose CURTIS m. Lucy DOOLITTLE; and Jesse CURTIS, Esq. (1766-1850). A ROSTER OF REVOLUTIONARY ANCESTORS OF THE INDIANA DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, v.1, p.154; D.A.R. #573858. 1756 - Elihu CURTIS (1756-1815), son of Jesse and Sarah (YALE) CURTISS, was born, 11 Feb. 1756, at Waterbury, Connecticut. 1756 - Mary "Polly" SPINNING, dau. of Levy and Thankful (BENTON) SPINNING, was born 12 Sept. 1756. 1757 - Luther WASHBURN (1757-1848) was born, 25 March 1757, at Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts. Pension File #S.43,242; D.A.R. LINEAGE BOOKS, 22:256, 118:235. 1758 - An Ezekial SHELDON, born, 11 Feb. 1758, Scituate, R.I., died, 27 January 1846, Plymouth, Chenango Co., N.Y., married Amy POTTER. He served in the American Revolution as a private from Rhode Island. 1759 - Esek SHELDON and Phebe SMITH were married by Gideon HARRIS, Justice, 23 February 1759. Vital Records of Rhode Island, p.28 - (1-183) 1760 - David POWERS (1760-1843) was born, 30 November 1760, in Greenwich, Hampshire Co., Mass. He married, 6 January 1785, to Sarah PIKE and removed to Oneida County, New York. Revolutionary War Pension File #W.26324. (Note: Amos H. Powers in his THE POWERS FAMILY (1884) attempts to sort out the various POWERS family lines in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York. He appears to have had many errors in his work that has added to the confusion on the ancestry of David POWERS (1760-1843) and his descendants. He apparently did not have access to Pension file #W.26324 of David POWERS of Oneida County. Amos H. Powers erroneously assigned the children of David POWERS of Oneida County, New York, to Lieut. David POWERS, attorney of Newtown, Vermont. This work may give clues for further research, but it should be used with caution and only accepted with further verification.) 1760 - Sarah SPINNING, dau. of Levy and Thankful (BENTON) SPINNING, was born in 1760. She married, 1 July 1779, to Luther WASHBURN. 1765 - James SHELDON, of Cranston, and Abigail FENNER, dau. of Richard FENNER of Johnston, were married, 27 April 1765, by Elder Reuben HOPKINS. Vital Records of Rhode Island, p.28 - (1-235) 1766 - A Luther WASHBURN witnessed the will of Nathan WHEELER of Amenia Precinct, on 6 January 1766. N.Y.Gen & Biog. Record, v.61, p.384. 1767 - Daniel SPINNING, son of Levy and Thankful (BENTON) SPINNING, was born 16 March 1767. He married, 3 March 1788, to Jerusha STANDISH. 1767 - Hulda WASHBURN, dau. of Samuel and Mary WASHBURN, was bapt., 15 March 1767, at Ashfield, Massachusetts. Another daughter, Deliverance WASHBURN, was bapt., 27 December 1767, at Ashfield. 1769 - Samuel WASHBURN, Jr., of Ashfield, Mass. married Anne FARNSWORTH of Deerfield, Mass. on 29 Aug. 1769. Ashfield Marriages. 1770 - William SHELDON and Phobe DAVIS were married, 3 May 1770, by Justice Thomas HILL. Vital Records of Rhode Island, p.28 - (1-217). 1772 - Benjamin SPINNING (1772-1848), son of Nathaniel "Levy" and Thankful (BENTON) SPINNING, was born in 1772. He married five times. He had all seven of his children by his first wife, Sarah MOULTON. He had children: Roswell F. SPINNING (1794-1870) m.1819 Lucinda DEWEY; Hannah; Anna; Betsey; Almer; and Almira. Benjamin SPINNING died at Lee, Oneida County, New York, 8 November 1848. Samuel W. Durant's HISTORY OF ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK (1887). 1772 - Isaiah WASHBURN married, 3 September 1772, at Ashfield, Mass., to Patience PERKINS. 1773 - Calvin WASHBURN, son of Samuel and Mary WASHBURN, was bapt., 13 June 1773, at Ashfield, Mass. 1774 - When the Continental Congress resolved on non intercourse with Great Britain in 1774, Jesse CURTIS was appointed with two others as a committee to see that no tea, molasses, sugar, coffee, spices, etc. were brought into the town and sold at Waterbury, Connecticut. He went to Lexinton alarm in 1775 for 25 days. In May 1775 he went as a Captain until December as a Major for a Regiment formed in Waterbury, Connecticut. A ROSTER OF REVOLUTIONARY ANCESTORS OF THE INDIANA DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, v.1, p.154; D.A.R. #573858. 1774 - John SPINNING married, 22 June 1774, at Ashfield, Mass., to Jerusha FRARY and had the following children baptized at Ashfield, Massachusetts: Lydia, bp. 26 Feb. 1775; Jerusha, bp. 1 Sept. 1776; Lemuel, bp. 12 July 1778; Sapphira, bp. 28 May 1780; John, bp. 9 June 1782; Abigail "Nabby", bp. 1 Aug. 1784; and Frederick, bp. 10 Sept. 1786. Ashfield Births. 1775 - Luther WASHBURN, of Ashfield, Massachusetts, was a private in Capt. David COWDEN's co., Col. Benjamin Ruggles WOODBRIDGE's reg't.; muster roll dated 1 Aug. 1775; enlisted, 13 May 1775; service, 2 mos. 24 days; also, company return dated near Prospect Hill, 28 Sept. 1775; also, return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Elisha CRANSON's co., 5th Hampshire Co. reg't., dated Ashfield, 22 April 1779; enlisted for town of Ashfield; enlistment, during war; also return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 5th Hampshire Co., Reg't., as attested by Col. David FIELD; engaged for town of Ashfield; joined Capt. BARTLIT's co., Col. WESSON's reg't.; term, during war. MASSACHUSETTS IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION, p.669. Isaiah WASHBURN, of Ashfield, Massachusetts, was a private in Lieut. Samuel BARTLET's co., which marched in response to the alarm of 19 April 1775; service from 22 April to 26 April 1775, 5 days; also Capt. Ebenezer WEBBER's (9th) co., Col. John FELLOW's (8th( reg't.; muster roll dated 1 Aug. 1775; enlisted 27 April 1775; service, 3 mos. 11 days; also, company return dated Dorchester, 7 Oct. 1775; also order for bounty coat dated Dorchester, 22 Nov. 1775; also, Corporal, Capt. Agrippa WELLS's co., Col. Samuel BREWER's reg't.; pay abstract for travel allowance and mileage from place of discharge home, sworn to at Deerfield, 10 Dec. 1777; 90 miles travel allowed said WASHBURN; company served at Ticonderoga for 3 mos. from 1 Sept. 1776. MASSACHUSETTS IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION, v.16, pp.655,665,699. 1776 - Samuel WASHBURN married, 6 August 1776, at Ashfield, Mass. to Hannah WOOD. 1778 - A Joseph CURTISS, born Aug. 1745, was a private from Connecticut in the American Revolution. He married Mary THOMPSON. D.A.R. PATRIOT INDEX. 1778 - Major Jesse CURTISS commanded a company in American Revolution when TYRON invaded Connecticut. He was born in Litchfield, Conn., ca.1733, and was an early settler of Camden, Oneida County, New York where he died, 25 May 1821. See D.A.R. PATRIOT INDEX; D.A.R. LINEAGE BOOK, v. ,p.59, (#38160). 1778 - Reuben DANIELS, served from Connecticut in the American Revolution. He settled in Oneida County, New York where he died. See Revolutionary War Pension File #S.36499. 1779 - Luther WASHBURN (1757-1848) married, 1 July 1779, at Ashfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts to Sarah SPINNING, daughter of Levy and Thankful (BENTON) SPINNING. Luther and Sarah WASHBURN had children: Luther WASHBURN; Martin WASHBURN (1782-1868) married Martha CURTIS; Freeman WASHBURN (1785-1874) married Vienna --?--; Rufus; Sally; Malinda; Rachel; and Calvin WASHBURN. All the children were born in Bennington, Vermont except Calvin who was born in Lee Centre, New York. Samuel W. Durant's HISTORY OF ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK (1887), p.480. 1782 - William BATTEY and Betsey SHELDON were married, 13 Oct. 1782. Vital Records of Rhode Island, p.28 - (1-261) 1782 - Martin WASHBURN (1782-1868), son of Luther and Sarah (SPINNING) WASHBURN, was born, 21 May 1782, at Bennington, Vermont. Samuel W. Durant's HISTORY OF ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK (1887), p.480; D.A.R. LINEAGE BOOK, v.118, p.235. 1785 - David POWERS (1760-1843) married, 6 January 1785, at Bath, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, to Sarah PIKE. They had children: Walter POWERS m. Asenath FARMAN; Moses POWERS m. Ann --?--; Ezra POWERS; Asenath POWERS m. --?-- BRUSH; Rebekah POWERS; John POWERS; Sarah POWERS m. Mr. DIX; Susannah POWERS; Maria POWERS m. Mr. MASON - to Michigan; David POWERS - to Oregon; Charlotte POWERS m. Mr. WOOD; Caroline POWERS (1805-1859) m.1825 Harlow HINMAN; and Artemisse POWERS m. --?-- HINMAN. See Revolutionary War Pension File #W.26324. 1786 - Martha CURTIS (1786-1844) was probably the daughter of Elihu (1756-1815) and Abigail CURTIS, and most certainly the granddaughter of Jesse and Sarah (YALE) CURTIS. She married, 1802, to Martin WASHBURN. 1788 - Daniel SPINNING married, 13 March 1788, at Ashfield, Mass. to Jerusha STANDISH. Both were of Ashfield. 1789 - A William POWERS was a Justice of the Peace in the town of Caanan, Columbia County, New York from 1786-1795. He was town supervisor in 1789/90. This William POWERS was baptized, 1745, in Connecticut. 1789 - Robert CHARLTON married, prior to 1790, to Kesiah POWERS, sister of David POWERS. 1789 - "About the 20th day of October 1789, the snow fell to the depth of nearly two feet, upon a bed of mud not much less; the weather became cold and inclement, and most forbidding to the wayfarer and laborer. Precisely at this time, a settler (Jesse CURTISS), zealous to build a frame house before the winter should set in with its full severity, went to Capt. CASSETY's saw mill, and for three days and two nights, alon, and without rest or intermission, continued to saw the lumber necessary for the building. When the task was ended, his hands were glazed as if by fire, from using so constantly the cold iron bars of the saw mill; he felt himself well repaid, however, for all his toil and fatigue, for in a few days he reared a frame dwelling sixteen feet square. That dwelling is now (1850) the kitchen of Mr. Horatio CURTISS, and that diligent settler was Jesse CURTISS." THE EARLY HISTORY OF CLINTON, NEW YORK; Pomroy Jones, ANNALS and RECOLLECTIONS of ONEIDA COUNTY (1851), p.222-223. 1790 - David POWERS is listed on the 1790 Census of Bath Town, Grafton Co., New Hampshire. 1790 - A William SHELDON is listed on the 1790 Census of Rensselaerwick, Albany County, New York. This was probably William, born 1747, Pawtucket, R.I., son of William and Rebecca (RHODES) SHELDON. He had children: Diana SHELDON m. Charles A. CALKINS; Benjamin SHELDON (1785-1854) m.1805 Anna C. JAMES; William SHELDON; and James SHELDON. See Cutter, William R., ed. GENEALOGICAL AND FAMILY HISTORY OF WESTERN NEW YORK (1912), v.2, p.635-636. 1790 - According to the census of 1790 there were two family groups of SHELDON in the town of Adams, Berkshire county, Mass. John SHELDON, son of William and Rebecca (RHODES) SHELDON, was the head of one family having three sons under sixteen and seven females in his family at the time. The others were Esek SHELDON and his sons, Anthony, Reuben and Stephen SHELDON who were heads of households. See Cutter, William Richard, ed. GENEALOGICAL AND FAMILY HISTORY OF MASSACHUSETTS (1910), v.II, p.1330; Cutter, William R., ed. GENEALOGICAL AND FAMILY HISTORY OF WESTERN NEW YORK (1912), v.2, p.635-636. 1790 - The 1790 Census of Saratoga Town, Albany Co., New York lists: Luther WASHBURN, 3 males under 16, 1 m. over 16, 2 females. Isaac WASHBURN, 1 male over 16, 1 female. Miles WASHBURN, 3 males over 16, 3 females. 1790 - The 1790 Census of Canaan Town, Columbia Co., New York lists: Luther WASHBURN, 2 males under 16, 1 m. over 16, 4 females. 1790 - The first settlement in what is now Lee, New York was made on the west side of the Mohawk River, near the present site of Delta, by Esek SHELDON and his sons, Stephen, Reuben, and Amasa, in 1790. They came from Johnston Town, near Providence, Rhode Island. Stephen SHELDON built the first house, a little log cabin, between Potash Brook and the house afterwards build by Israel STARK. The father and the other brothers took up land on the flat west of the Mohawk, next above the land known as the BUGBY place, just north of the road leading from Delta to Lee Centre. The SHELDONs, SMITH, WHEELOCKS and SALISBURYs emigrated from the State of Rhode Island. Others soon moved into the immediate vicinity of the SHELDONS, among whom were David SMITH, Daniel SPINNING, John SPINNING, Benjamin SPINNING, Stephen SALISBURY, and Nicholas SALISBURY. At the angle in the roads under the hill was erected the first school-house in the town of Western, now Lee. It was a small, log house, with a Dutch fireplace, stick chimney and slab-roof and seats. Joshua NORTHRUP, a young surveyor, scarcely eighteen years old, was the first teacher. He settled in what is now Western, and was a magistrate there for many years. Samuel W. Durant's HISTORY OF ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK (1887), p.474; Pomroy Jones, ANNALS and RECOLLECTIONS of ONEIDA COUNTY (1851), p.225. The following is extracted from a 1979 letter to William L. DeCoursey from Betty (Mrs. N. F.) SHELDON, Genealogical Committee of the SHELDON FAMILY ASSOCIATION: "Relative to your brother-in-law's genealogy, it appears that the SHELDON progenitor of his line is our S#4 - Godfrey SHELDON. Successive sons would be William, Ephraim, Nathaniel, and Esek SHELDON, he of Lee, Oneida Co., N.Y. Esek, S#1495, was born in Gloucester, R.I., married a Phebe SMITH in N. Adams, Mass. and they moved on to Lee. They had twelve or thirteen children, including Stephen, Reuben, Anthony, Amasa, Moses, Benjamin and the girls. Reuben SHELDON married Jane FENNER, and they had sons by the names of Charles, Thomas, Fenner, Orrin and six girls. Fenner was born in 1793, according to our records, married a girl whose name was Sally, and they lived at Lee, New York." 1790 - "Judge Henry WILLIAMS was the first permanent settler of this town (Camden, N.Y.). Jesse CURTISS, father of Jesse CURTISS, Esq., of Clinton, came to the town and erected a saw mill (on Fish Creek) previously to the arrival of Judge WILLIAMS, but his family did not arrive until afterwards. The frame of this saw mill was raised by eight persons, viz;--- Maj. Jesse CURTISS and his son Elisha, Samuel ROYCE, Esq., Aaron MATTHEWS, Esq., and his two sons Aaron and Lyman, and son-in-law CHURCH, and daughter Rosetta. --- The first settlers were Henry WILLIAMS, Levi MATTHEWS, Daniel PARKE, Seth DUNBAR, Joel DUNBAR, Aaron MATTHEWS, Thomas COMSTOCK, Jesse CURTISS, Elihu CURTISS (father of Gen. Lyman CURTISS), Samuel ROYCE, Noah TUTTLE, Andrew TUTTLE, Benjamin BARNES, Benjamin BARNES, Jun., Philip BARNES, Israel STODDARD, and Mr. CARRIER." Pomroy Jones, ANNALS and RECOLLECTIONS of ONEIDA COUNTY (1851), p.132. 1790 - The 1790 Federal Census of the State of New York lists: CURTIS, Jessee Montgomery Co. p.115 CURTIS, Elisha Kings Co., p.98 1791 - The will of Joseph CURTISS of Watertown, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, was dated 4 February 1791, and probated 6 March 1812, at Oneida County, New York. He names his wife, Hanna CURTISS; Bartholomew POND of Watertown, Conn. and Bartholomew's wife, Elizabeth. Executors named were wife, Hanna and Bartholomew POND. Witnesses to the will were Jesse CURTIS, Elihu CURTIS, and Eben I. LEAVENWORTH. Oneida County, New York Wills, Vol.1, p.319. 1792 - In 1792 the inhabitants near Delta, Oneida County, New York were joined by John ("Levy") SPINNING with his sons, John Jr., Daniel, and Benjamin SPINNING, and their brother-in-law, Luther WASHBURN, and his sons, Martin WASHBURN, Rufus WASHBURN, Freeman WASHBURN, Luther WASHBURN, Jr., and Calvin WASHBURN; also their relative, Benjamin CRITTENDEN. These were from the State of Vermont. CRITTENDEN was the first settler on the land afterwards the home of James BAKER, father of Miles and Lorenzo D. BAKER, where Daniel TWITCHELL subsequently resided. Samuel W. Durant's HISTORY OF ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK (1887), p.474; Pomroy Jones, ANNALS and RECOLLECTIONS of ONEIDA COUNTY (1851), p.225. 1796 - Luther WASHBURN removed with his family to Lee, Oneida County, New York about the year 1795. 1797 - In the summer of 1797, William DANIELS (1761-1849) of Connecticut settled in West Turin, Lewis County, New York. Hough's HISTORY OF LEWIS COUNTY, NEW YORK (1860), p.231. 1799c- Enoch DANIELS (1774-1841) married, ca.1799, to Humility WHITMORE. Enoch and Humility (WHITMORE) had the following children: Hezikiah DANIELS (1800-1869), m. Sally MARKHAM; Seth DANIELS; William DANIELS (1804-1869), m. Elizabeth; Enoch DANIELS (1807-1880) m. Sally HIGBY; Charles DANIELS (1808-1871) m. Emma Jane SHELDON; Hulda DANIELS (1822-1896); Fidelia DANIELS (1813-1864) m. Mr. DORN; Mary DANIELS m. Jim BACKER; and possibly Abner P. DANIELS, born 1 Oct. 1824, m Jerusha -----. 1800 - The names of Jacob POWERS, Josiah POWERS, and Oliver POWERS, appear in the 1796-1804 account books of The Brayton Store at Westernville and Western, Oneida County, New York. Information from Marrilla R. Grimes of Rome, N.Y.; See also DETROIT SOCIETY FOR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH MAGAZINE (1975). According to Franklin E. POWER of Aurora, CO, Oliver POWERS was born 1741, Lancaster, Mass., and had sons Jacob and Josiah. 1800 - Elisha CURTIS married, 4 February 1800, to Anna NORTHRUP. The marriage was the first in the town of Camden, New York. 1800c- Ephraim J. H. CURTIS was an early settler on the part of Scriba's Patent, known as the 6000-Acre Tract, in Township No. 1, afterwards known as Fish Creek Settlement near Lee, Oneida County, New York. Samuel Durant's HISTORY OF ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK (1887), p.474. 1800 - Census, Camden, Oneida County, New York, 1800 lists: Jesse CURTIS, with 1 male over 45, and 1 female over 45. 1800 - Census of Oneida County New York, 1800, lists the following: Abraham DANIELS of Western, New York, is listed with 4 males under 10, 1 male 26-45, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45. Andrew DANIELS of Deerfield, New York, is listed with 2 males under 10, 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, and 1 female 26-45. Nathan DANIELS of Paris, New York, is listed with 2 males 10-16, 1 male 16-26, 1 male over 45, 2 females under 10, 1 females 10-16, and one female over 45. Reuben DANIELS of Augusta, New York, is listed with 2 males under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-26, 1 male over 45, and 1 female over 45. William DANIELS of Turin, New York, is listed with 2 males under 10, 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, 2 females 10-16, and 1 female 26-45. 1800 - Census of Oneida County, New York, 1800, lists the following: Ambrose CURTIS (Paris) 20010 20010 David CURTIS (Augusta) 30210 10010 Elihu CURTIS (Camden) 20120 11010 Eliphalet CURTIS (Camden) 31110 21010 Elisha CURTIS (Camden) 00100 00100 Horace CURTIS (Whitestown) 00121 00100 Isaac CURTIS (Paris) 10101 31201 James CURTIS (Paris) 01010 20100 Jesse CURTIS (Paris) 11010 20010 Jesse CURTIS (Camden) 00001 00001 John CURTIS (Western) 13010 30010 John CURTIS (Whitestown) 00010 00001 Jonathan CURTIS (Augusta) 30010 00010 Joshua CURTIS (Augusta) 12201 21001 Judson CURTIS (Paris) 10200 00100 Samuel CURTIS (Paris) 02001 11001 Samuel T. CURTIS (Floyd) 11010 21010 William B. CURTIS (Rome) 01010 ----- William P. CURTIS (Paris) 10100 10100 1800 - Census of Paris, Oneida County, New York, 1800, lists: Asa POWERS 31110 20010 David POWERS 13010 32010 1800 - Census of Western, Oneida County, New York, 1800, lists: Jacob POWERS 30010 10100 Josiah POWERS 20011 00201 William PIKE 10010 30010 1800 - John SPINNING is listed on the 1800 Census as a head of household in the town of Western, Oneida Co., New York, p.208B:3. 1800 - Census of Oneida County, New York, 1800, lists: Benjamin SHELDON (Western) 00100 10010 Escek SHELDON (Western) 00001 10101 Ezekiel SHELDON (Paris) 11010 21010 James SHELDON (Remsen) 12210 21010 John SHELDON (Augusta) 12010 01010 Jonathan SHELDON (Augusta) 00001 00000 Reuben SHELDON (Western) 12010 40010 Samuel SHELDON (Floyd) 00100 00010 1800 - Census of Town of Western, Oneida County, New York - 1800 - lists: Luther Washburn 1 m. under 10 2 f. under 10 1 m. 10-15 1 f. 10-15 1 m. 16-25 1 m. 26-45 1 f. 26-45 1803c- Martin WASHBURN (1782-1868), son of Luther and Sarah (SPINNING) WASHBURN, married first, c.1803, at Oneida County, New York, to Martha CURTISS (1786-1844), probably daughter of Elihu and Abigail CURTIS of Camden, New York.. Martin and Martha (CURTISS) WASHBURN had children: Alpheus WASHBURN; Manford WASHBURN m. Abigail --?--; Electa; Julia A.; Irene WASHBURN (1810-1884) m. William W. PATTERSON; John WASHBURN (1811-1882) m. Dorothy POWERS; Fanny; Alvira; Euphemia WASHBURN m.1858 Curtis SPINNING; Samuel; Daniel WASHBURN m. Matilda --?--; Alpheus; and Albert WASHBURN m. Sarah --?--. 1807 - The Census of Electors in Turin, Lewis County New York in 1807 lists: Enoch DANIELS William DANIELS 1808 - Charles DANIELS (1808-1871), was born, 1808, in New York. 1810 - Sarah POWERS, daughter of Walter POWERS, was born, 11 June 1810. She married, ca.1830, to Renesselar COE. 1810 - Irene M. WASHBURN, daughter of Martin and Martha (CURTISS) WASHBURN, was born, 1810. She married William W. PATTERSON. D.A.R. LINEAGE BOOKS (#117766 & #21702 - Luther Washburn). 1811 - John WASHBURN (1811-1883), son of Martin and Martha (CURTISS) WASHBURN, was born, 1811, in New York State. He married Dorothy POWERS. 1812 - Jesse CURTISS attended the New York State Convention at Albany, 17 September 1812. He opposed the war with England. 1812 - Dorothy POWERS was born, 1812, in New York. She possibly was a daughter of Charles POWERS of Camden, New York. He is the only POWERS head of household found on the census, in 1820, with a female in the household the right age for the Dorothy POWERS who married John WASHBURN (1811-1883). 1813 - The will of Thomas SHELDON of Western, Oneida Co., New York, dated 4 May 1813, mentions brothers Fenner SHELDON and Orin P. SHELDON; sisters Phebe, Nancy, Polly, Lydia, Lucy J., Anna M. and Emaline M.; father Rueben SHELDON; uncle Samuel MORSE; and aunt Phebe. Thomas named his brother Fenner SHELDON executor. Witnesses were Samuel ATHERTON and Fenner SHELDON. Oneida County Wills, Vol.1, p.367. 1813 - Martin WASHBURN served as a Private in Capt. FILLMORE's Company and in Captain John G. WEAVER's Company, Lieut. Col. E. CLEVELAND's Regiment of New York Militia, during the War of 1812. Blwt.#21520-120-55 1814 - Martin WASHBURN purchased a farm in Lee Twp, Oneida County, in 1814. He sold it in 1828, and moved nearer to Lee Centre. The farm was, in 1878, owned by his son-in-law, Curtis SPINNING. Samuel W. Durant's HISTORY OF ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK (1887), p.480. 1814 - The 1814 Tax list of Whitestown, Oneida County, New York lists: William CURTISS William SHELDON Daniel NORTHRUP - See TREE TALKS, v.7, p.204. 1815 - Elihu CURTIS (1756-1815) died, 15 January 1815, at Camden, Oneida Co., New York. 1817 - Construction was authorized and the first contract was let, 27 June 1817, on the segment of the Erie Canal between the Mohawk and Seneca Rivers. Work began at Rome, New York on 4 July 1817. Fifty eight miles of the canal were put under contract during the year, all on the summit level. Lionel D. Wyld, ed. THE ERIE CANAL -- 150 YEARS (1967), p.14. 1817 - Emma Jane SHELDON was born ca.1817 (Probably daughter of Thomas SHELDON of Lee, N.Y.). She married, 1836c., to Charles DANIELS (1808-1871) of Highmarket Lewis Co., New York and Ava, Oneida Co., New York. 1818 - Sarah (YALE) CURTIS (1738-1818), wife of Jesse CURTIS, died, 19 January 1818, at Camden, New York. 1818 - Luther WASHBURN, aged 51 years, a resident of Lee, New York, made his original application for a military pension, 14 April 1818, and received certificate number 9,730. He stated that he "enlisted in the month of June in the year 1775 soon after the Bunker Hill battle, in the town of Ashfield in the state of Massachusetts, in the company of Capt. COWDEN, in Col. WOODBRIDGE's Reg't, for eight months; that in the month of November following he enlisted for the term of one year under the command of Capt. Samuel BARTLET in the Reg't commanded by Col. WESTON in the Massachusetts line; that at the end of said term of one year he again enlisted under the same officers; that he continued to serve in said corps or in the service of the United States until the fall of the year 1778 when he was discharged from said service in Philadelphia, by Gen'l Charles LEE; --- that he was in the battle on Long Island, and in the retreat from New York when Col KNOLTON was killed, and in several of the battles at the taking of BURGOIN's army." Pension File #S.43,242. 1819 - Roswell SPINNING (1794-1870), son of Benjamin and Sarah (MOULTON) SPINNING, married 19 November 1819, to Lucinda DEWEY. They had three children: Curtis SPINNING, b. 8 July 1822; Jay SPINNING (1827-1832); and a son who died in infancy. Samuel W. Durant's HISTORY OF ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK (1887). 1819 - Matthias DANIEL married Elizabeth DYKE, 18 August 1819, in the First Presbyterian Church of Rome, New York. 1820 - George RUSQUE married, ca.1820, at Baden, Germany to Elizabeth Gertrude --?--. They had children: George RUSQUE, b.1822 GE, married Belinda --?--; Mary Magdelena RUSQUE (1836-1910) married Francis WEINMAN; Lucy RUSQUE; Charles RUSQUE; and perhaps others. 1820 - Census of Camden, Oneida County, New York, 1820, lists: Lyman CURTISS, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 26-45, 1 female under 10, 2 female 10-26, 1 female over 45. Ambrose CURTIS, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-18, 1 male 16-26, 1 male over 45, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, & 1 female over 45. Joel CURTIS, 1 male under 10, 2 males 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, and 1 female 26-45. Benjamin CURTIS, 1 male over 45 and 1 female over 45. Ibri CURTIS, 2 males under 10, 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, and 1 female 26-45. Tracy CURTIS, 2 males under 10, 1 male 26-45, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26. Joseph CURTIS, 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 16-26. 1820 - Census of Camden, Oneida County, New York, 1820, lists: Charles POWERS, with 4 males under 10, 1 male 26-45, 1 female under 10, and 1 female 10-26. (According to Franklin E. Powers of Aurora, CO, this Charles POWERS was probably born, 1791, at Denmark, New York.) 1820 - Census of Lee Twp, Oneida County, New York, 1820 lists: Thomas SHELDON, 1 male 10-26, 1 female under 10, and 1 female 10-26. Thomas SHELDON is the only SHELDON listed on either the 1820 or 1830 Census of Oneida County with a female child of the right age to be Emma Jane SHELDON. 1820 - Census of Remsen, Oneida County, New York, 1820, lists: Marcy C. SHELDON, 1 male 10-16, 1 female 10-26, and 1 female over 45. 1820 - Census of Vienna, Oneida County, New York, 1820, lists: Charles SHELDON, 1 male over 45, 1 female 10-26, and 1 female over 45. Asa SHELDON, 2 males under 10, 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, and one female 26-45. 1820 - Census of Lee Township, Oneida County, New York - 1820 - lists: Luther WASHBURN 1 m. over 45 1 f. over 45 1 f. 26-45 1821 - Jesse CURTIS (1733-1821) died, 28 March 1821, at Camden, Oneida Co., New York. 1821 - Luther WASHBURN, aged 66 years, a resident of Lee, New York, appeared in the Court of Common Pleas in Oneida County, 11 December 1821, for the purpose of making declaration for a Pension on his Revolutionary War Service. He stated that "he entered the Revolutionary Army in Capt. BARTLETT"S Company, Col. WESTON's Regiment, 12 days after Bunker Hill Battle and continued in service until the fall after the battle of Monmouth, being almost four years in service; that he was in the retreat on Long Island and also in the retreat from New York in the battle at Kingsbridge, in the capture of Burgoyne; and was discharged at Philadelphia by Major General Lee." Luther WASHBURN's inventory in December 1821 was valued at 264 dollars and seventy-five cents, and consisted of: 30 acres of land, "very hilly so that six or eight acres are unfit for tilling;" farming tools; one horse; cooper's tools; one clock; 5 chairs; one table; 2 chests; five dogs; shovel & tongs; Iron ware; debts due, $15.50; &c. He states that he owes debts in the amount of $121.48 "for which I am daily liable to be put in prison. I am old and infirm and but little able to labor; my wife is 61 and is not remarkable smart; and I have no friends or children able to support me in this country." Pension File #S.43,242. 1823 - On 5 December 1823, a Mr. BLOOMFIELD of Taberg, New York, wrote a letter in behalf of his neighbor, Luther WASHBURN, to have him re-instated on the Pension list. BLOOMFIELD wrote that Luther WASHBURN's "property has been diminished by sickness, by illness and death of a daughter," &c. Pension File #S.43,242. 1824 - Abner P. DANIELS, well known Adirondack Guide, was born, 1 October 1824, in West Turin, Lewis County, New York. 1830 - Francis WEINMAN (1830-1900) was born in 1830 in Baden, Baden, Prussia. 1830 - Census of Augusta, Oneida County, New York, 1830, lists: David POWER, 1 male 60-70, 1 female 60-70. David POWER, Jr., 1 male under 5, 1 male 20-30, 2 females under 5, 1 female 20-30. * Walter POWERS, 2 males 5-10, 2 males 15-20, 2 males 20-30, 1 male 40-50, 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-20, 1 female 20-30, and 1 female 40-50. Moses POWERS, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 40-50, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 30-40. William POWERS, 2 males 20-30, 1 female under 5, 1 female 20-30. 1830 - Census of Augusta, Oneida County, New York, 1830, lists: Aaron SHELDEN, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 40-50. 1830 - Census of Bridgewater, Oneida Co., New York, 1830, lists: Samuel POWERS, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 50-60. 1830 - Census of Camden, Oneida County, New York, 1830, lists: Lyman CURTISS, 1 male under 5, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 20-40, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 30-40. 1830 - Census of Camden, Oneida County, New York - 1830 - lists: Freeman WASHBURN 1 m. under 5 1 f. 10-15 1 m. 5-9 1 f. 21-30 1 m. 15-20 1 f. 31-40 1 m. 40-50 Benjamin WASHBURN 2 m. under 5 1 m. 5-10 1 m. 20-30 1 f. 20-30 1830 - Census of New Hartford, Oneida County, New York, 1830, lists: Ezra CURTIS, 1 male under 5, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 20-30. 1830 - Census of Kirkland, Oneida County, New York, 1830, lists: Caleb CURTISS, 1 male 60-70. Samuel CURTIS, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 80-90, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 30-40. 1830 - The Census of Marshal, Oneida County, New York, 1830, lists: Nathaniel DANIELS with 1 male 5-10, 1 male 80-90, and 1 female 70-80. 1830 - The Census of Lee Twp., Oneida County, New York, 1830, lists: Alexander McDANIEL with 1 male 5-10, 1 male 30-40, 2 females under 5, and 1 female 20-30. 1830 - Census of Lee, Oneida County, New York, 1830, lists: Reuben SHELDON, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 60-70, 1 female 15-20, and 1 female 60-70. 1830 - Census of Lee Township, Oneida County, New York - 1830 - lists: Luther WASHBURN 1 m. 70-80 1 f. 60-70 Martin WASHBURN 1 m. 5-10 1 m. 15-20 1 f. 15-20 1 m. 40-50 1 f. 40-50 Franklin WASHBURN 1 m. 15-20 1830 - Census of New Hartford, Oneida Co., New York, 1830, lists: William SHELDON, 1 male under 5, 1 male 40-50, 1 female under 5, and 1 female 30-40. 1830 - Census of Trenton, Oneida Co., New York, 1830, lists: Anna SHELDON, 2 males 20-30, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 50-60. 1830 - Census of West Leyden, Lewis County, New York, 1830, lists: Christian SPENING Roswell SPENNING Enoch DANIELS William CURTIS L. T. CURTIS Hezikiah DANIELS William DANIELS See TREE TALKS, v.8, pp.33,94. 1831 - Sarah DANIELS (1831-1909), daughter of Hezekiah and Sally (MARKHAM) DANIELS, was born in West Turin, Lewis County, New York. 1832 - David POWERS applied for a pension on his Revolutionary War service in 1832, while a resident of Augusta, Oneida County, New York. He stated that he was born in the year 1760, in Greenwich, Hampshire County, Mass. While a resident of Greenwich, Mass., he enlisted and served as a private in the Massachusetts troops as follows: in 1776, six months in Captain CHAPIN's Company, at Springfield; in 1778, six weeks at Tiverton, Rhode Island; in 1779, two or three months in Captian CHAPIN's Company; and from July 17, 1780, six months in Captain PRITCHARD's Company, Col. Greaton's 3rd Regiment. It was stated that said David POWERS was present at the hanging of Major ANDRE. David Powers stated that, after the Revolutionary War, he resided in Bath, Grafton County, New Hampshire, in Paris, New York, and later in Augusta, Oneida County, New York. Pension File #W.26324; D.A.R. LINEAGE BOOK, #39804, #43394, #45590, #67123. 1834 - Orin Hamlin STARR married, 26 August 1834, at Augusta, Oneida Co., New York, to Mary Ann DANIELS. 1835 - The list of Revolutionary Pensioners living in Oneida County, New York in 1835 includes the name of David PIKE, age 81 (b.1754), Massachusetts Continental Line. 1835 - Revolutionary Pensioners living in Oneida County, New York in 1835 include: Asahel CURTIS, born ca.1766, served from Conn. and in New York Militia, living in Paris, Oneida County in 1840. Aurelia (STERNE) CURTIS, widow of Benjamin CURTIS, b. 5 July 1755, CT, died 27 Sept 1825 - Pension #W.6900, Blwt.9206-160-55. Samuel I CURTIS, alias Jonah CURTIS, served from Rhode Island, Pension #S.43433, Blwt.25-100. 1835 - Lyman CURTIS of Camden, New York witnessed the will of Timothy WOOD, dated 4 March 1835. Oswego County, New York, Will Book b, p.49; TREE TALKS, v.7, p.151. 1835 - The will of Philip P. SMITH of Western, New York, dated 25 Oct. 1835, mentions daughter Elizabeth, deceased wife of Daniel SHELDON. Oneida County Bill Book, Vol3, p.75. 1835 - Luther WASHBURN, age 76, is listed on the 1835 pension roll, p.514, in Oneida County, New York. He had an annual allowance of $96.00, and was placed on the roll, 23 April 1819. 1835 - John WASHBURN (1811-1883) married ca.1835 to Dorothy POWERS (1812-1883). They had children: Enoch Daniel WASHBURN (1839-1926), born 14 June 1839, married Lucy Anne WILLIAMS; George Alpheus WASHBURN (1855-1939), born 8 October 1855, m. Emma Jane DANIELS; and probably others. 1836 - On 17 March 1836, Persis SHELDON, widow of Asa SHELDON, late of town of Vienna, Oneida County, N.Y. deceased 16 April 1835, made application for appointment as administratrix of Asa's estate. Oneida County Surrogate Court Minutes, Vol.II (1836-1841), p.7; TREE TALKS, v.17, No.3, p.163. 1836 - Fidelia DANIELS, age 27, first wife of Charles DANIELS, and their infant son, died 15 July 1836. Mother and child are buried in the Protestant Cemetery, Highmarket, Lewis County, New York, between Constableville and the St. Paterick's Catholic Church, about 4 miles from Constableville on the Highmarket Road. - Grave Markers copied 3 December 1961 by Hulda Wendt Hutchins of Constableville. See TREE TALKS. 1836 - Work began on the Black River Canal in the fall of 1836. The Black River Canal, was to reach north from the Erie Canal at Rome, through Boonville, Port Leyden, and Lyons Falls, and then connect with Lake Ontario near Watertown. Work progressed slowly. "Not until fifteen years later, May 1851, did the first boats reach Port Leyden. Then work was delayed until 1855 while dams were constructed in the Black River to make navigation possible to Carthage. This was a farm-to-market waterway, scenic, leisurely, but never economically practical. Engineering was faulty and let to 'dry runs' with wagons replacing the small, specially built boats when water seepage drained a canal section. By the 1870s, railroad construction from Utica north to Boonville, Lowville, and Carthage took over the meager traffic on the Black River Canal, and its usefulness passed." Lionel D. Wyld, ed. THE ERIE CANAL -- 150 YEARS (1967), p.32. 1836 - Mary Magdalena RUSQUE (1836-1910), daughter of George "Gustaoid" and Elizabeth Gertrude RUSQUE from Baden Germany, was born, 1836, in New York. 1837 - Miles PARKER married, 2 April 1837, at Westmoreland, Oneida Co., New York, to Elizabeth DANIELS. 1838 - Charles DANIELS (1808-1871) married second, ca.1838, to Emma Jane SHELDON (1817-1887). They had children: Humility DANIELS, b.1839, m. Jacob HILLS; Phidelia DANIELS (1842-1916); William F. DANIELS (1847-1850); Enoch C. DANIELS (1849-1868); George DANIELS (1853-1927); and Emma Jane DANIELS (1858-1909) married, 6 June 1887, George Alpheus WASHBURN. 1839 - Enoch Daniel WASHBURN, born 14 June 1939, son of John and Dorothy (POWERS) WASHBURN, married Lucy Anne WILLIAMS. She was born, 31 May 1842, in Plymouth, Massachusetts. They were pioneer settlers of Lewis, Lewis Co., New York, and removed to Whittemore, Iosco Co., Michigan, where she died, 28 Dec. 1924, and he died in 1926. They had one son, Ernest Ellsworth WASHBURN, born 19 September 1871, died 19 September 1946. Ernest WASHBURN married first to Maggie CAMPBELL, and they had two daughters: Annie Eristine WASHBURN m. 5 Oct. 1921 to S. C. THOMPSON; and Marguerite WASHBURN. Ernest WASHBURN married second to Alma BALLARD, and had three children: Madaline Rose, Doris Eileen, and Glen Quinton WASHBURN 1840 - Census of Augusta, Oneida Co., New York, 1840, lists: David POWERS, 1 male 70-80, 1 female 70-80 (David POWERS, age 79, in 1840, was a Revolutionary War Pensioner - See Pension File #W.26234.) Moses POWERS, 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 30-40, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 30-50. Walter POWERS, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 15-20, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 15-20, 2 females 20-30, 1 female 50-60. 1840 - Census of Camden, Oneida County, New York, 1840, lists: William SHELDON, 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 5-10, and 1 female 40-50. They were neighbors of Freeman WASHBURN. 1840 - Census of Lee Twp., Oneida County, New York, 1840, lists: Amassa SHELDON, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 50-60, 1 female under 5, 1 female 50-60. George SHELDON, 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 20-30, and one female 40-50. 1840 - In the Census of Lee Twp, Oneida Co., New York - 1840 Winslow WYMAN is listed as head of household: 1 male under 5 1 female under 5 2 males 5-10 1 female 5-10 2 males 11-15 2 females 11-15 2 males 16-20 1 female 16-20 1 male 40-50 1 female 30-40 1840 - Census of Lee Township, Oneida County, New York - 1840 - lists: Calvin WASHBURN 1 male 15-20 1 female under 5 1 female 5-10 1 female 10-15 1 male 30-40 1 female 30-40 Freeman WASHBURN 1 male 10-15 1 male 15-20 1 male 20-30 1 female 20-30 1 female 40-50 1 male 50-60 1 male 80-90 1840 - Luther Washburn, age 83, Revolutionary Pensioner, was listed on the 1841 CENSUS OF PENSIONERS as living in the household of his son, Freeman WASHBURN, in 1840, at Camden, Oneida County, New York. 1843 - David POWERS (1760-1843) died, 6 June 1843, at Augusta, Oneida County, New York. His widow, Sarah (PIKE) POWERS, was allowed a pension (#W.26324) on her application executed 9 Sept. 1843, at which time she was seventy-eight years of age. In support of his mother's Pension, Walter POWERS submitted pages from the Family Bible recording the birth of the children of David and Sarah (PIKE) POWERS as follows: Walter POWERS born October 5, 1785 Moses " " January 21, 1787 Ezra " " May 31, 1788 Asenath " " January 16, 1790 Rebekah " " July 23, 1791 John " " October 19, 1793 Sarah " " April 14, 1796 Susannah " " February 1, 1798 Moriah " " August 11, 1799 David " " July 28, 1801 Charlotte " " March 12, 1803 Caroline " " June 13, 1805 Artemisse " " July 18, 1807 1844 - "Polly" Martha (CURTISS) WASHBURN (1786-1844), first wife of Martin WASHBURN, died, 27 February 1844, at Lee, Oneida Co., New York. Martin WASHBURN married second to Sally --?--, who died at Lee, New York, on 5 August 1863, at age 78 year. 7 mo., 5 days. ROME SENTINEL (March 5, 1844); ROMAN CITIZEN (August 14, 1863). 1847 - Sidney A. POWERS of Stow, Summit Co., Ohio married to Miss Mary Jane MYERS, dau. of John MYERS of Rome, New York. ROME SENTINEL (October 8, 1847). 1847 - An Artemiza Redexa CURTIS was born, 8 October 1847, at Rome, Oneida County, New York. She married, 4 November 1866, at Whitestown, Ontario, Wisconsin, to Thomas Robert WALKER. They are buried at the Shell Lake Cemetery, Shell Lake, Washburn County, Wisconsin. Information from a descendant, Mrs Frank McMaster, 26562 Avenue 80, Terra Bella, CA 93270. 1848 - Sarah (PIKE) POWERS, widow of David POWERS, died, 18 May 1848. In 1850, a son, Moses POWERS, stated that the children who survived their mother were Walter POWERS, Moses POWERS, David POWERS, Asenath BRUSH, Caroline HINMAN, Artemissa HINMAN and Maria MASON. See Pension File #W.26324. 1848 - Luther WASHBURN (1757-1848), died in September 1848, at the advanced age of Ninety-two. Samuel W. Durant's HISTORY OF ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK (1887), p.480. 1849 - William DANIELS, aged 88 years, died 12 January 1849, at West Turin, Lewis County, New York. 1850 - "Died at his residence in Clinton, Oneida County, N.Y., on the 19th of January, 1850, Jesse CURTISS, Esq., aged 83 years. "--- He was born in Plymouth, Conn., of a sturdy Puritan ancestry, and at the age of twenty-two years emigrated to Clinton with no resources save his integrity and his enterprise. 'He came from Utica in the spring, and brought on his back, from the log huts at that place, a skippel (three pecks) of seed wheat.'---" "--- In the political history of the county, and especially of the Old Town of Paris, Mr. CURTISS was a prominent actor. A decided politician, he all his life maintained an uniform course, and was ever found doing valiant service for his party and his country. No resistance ever dismayed him, and no obstacle ever diverted him from his path. The confidence of the county honored him with a seat in the Legislature, and for twenty-eight successive years he was Supervisor of the town.---" ONEIDA WHIG (January 1850); Pomroy Jones, ANNALS and RECOLLECTIONS of ONEIDA COUNTY (1851), p.222-223. 1850 - Census of Ava, Oneida Co., New York, 1850, lists: P. P. POWERS (m) Age 39 born N.Y. H. B. POWERS (m) 31 N.Y. Almira " 25 N.Y. Deborah " 69 Conn. George COLEMAN 18 N.Y. (Laborer) T. L. COLEMAN 16 N.Y. (Laborer) 1850 - Census of Augusta, Oneida Co., New York, 1850, lists: 7-9 Moses POWERS Age 62 born New Hampshire Ann 54 Mass. Laura 32 N.Y. Marriett (f) 19 N.Y. Orville 15 N.Y. Emery 13 N.Y. 6-8 Walter POWERS Age 64 born New Hampshire Sabrina 34 N.Y. 8-10 M. Herman POWERS Age 28 born N.Y. Angeline E. 27 N.Y. 17-19 William POWERS Age 44 born N.Y. (illegible) 41 Mass. Heather 13 N.Y. William 15 N.Y. Helena 11 N.Y. 1850 - Census, Ava, Oneida County, New York, 1850, lists: 143-144 Charles DANIELS, Age 42, born N.Y. Jane " 33 N.Y. Phidelia " 8 N.Y. William F. " 3 N.Y. Enoch " 1 N.Y. 1850 - Census, Booneville, Oneida County, New York, 1850, lists: 623-623 William DANIELS, Age 56, born N.Y. 1850 - Census of Stokes, Lee Twp., Oneida County, New York, 1850, lists: 133-141 William SHELDON Age 29 Born NY Nancy " 26 NY Harriet " 3 NY Jane " 1 NY 334-350 Fenner SHELDEN Age 58 Born NY Sally " 45 NY George " 21 NY Catherine " 17 NY Mary " 5 NY Mary KING 41 NY 1850 - Census, Lee Twp, Oneida County, New York, 1850, lists: 101-108 William DANIELS, Age 45, born Conn. Elizabeth " 44, N.Y. 1850 - Census of Lee Township, Oneida Co., New York - 1850 - lists: 9-9 Daniel WASHBURN Age 28 born N.Y. Matilda " 28 N.Y. Alice " 11/12 N.Y. Isabel " 11/12 N.Y. Euphenia " 30 N.Y. 11-11 Martin WASHBURN Age 68 born Vermont Sally " 60 N.Y. Eber DUNBAR 30 N.Y. Sarah " 18 N.Y. Samuel " 20 N.Y. Manford WASHBURN Age 44 born N.Y. Abigail " 36 N.Y. 1850 - Census of Camden Twp., Oneida County, New York, 1850 158-158 George RUSK, Age 54 born GERMANY Elizabeth RUSK 50 Germany George RUSK 28 Germany Balinda RUSK 27 Conn. Lucy RUSK 12 New York Charles RUSK 10 New York George RUSK 1 New York (Note:Belinda RUSK probably was wife of George RUSK, Jr., age 28, and the one year old George RUSK was probably their child.) 156-156 Two houses away, from George RUSK and recorded in the household of Jerusha WILSON, in 1850, was: Mary M. RUSK, Age 14 born New York (Note: This Mary M. Rusk, living in the household of Jerusha Wilson in 1850, was probably the daughter of George and Elizabeth RUSK and the Mary Magdelena RUSQUE who married Francis WEINMAN.) 1850 - Census of Camden, Oneida County, New York - 1850 - lists: Freeman WASHBURN Age 65 born Vermont Vienna " 58 Conn. Calvin " 37 N.Y. 441-441 John T. WASHBURN Age 28 born N.Y. Alvira " 32 N.Y. Daniel " 4 N.Y. Mary L. " 1 N.Y. 1851 - On 15 July 1851, Martin WASHBURN, aged 69 years, a resident of Lee, Oneida County, New York, made a declaration for the purpose of receiving bounty land for his service during the War of 1812. He states that he service as a private, first in the Company commanded by Capt. Earl FILLMORE in the 157th Regiment of N.Y. State Militia, commanded by Col. Caleb CLARK, in the war with Great Britain, declared June 1812; that he then lived in Lee, New York; that he went as a volunteer under Capt. FILLMORE to the defense of Sacket's Harbor upon a call from General DEARBORN, about February 1813. He states that "the emergency was great, and that the call was readily responded to by patriotic men who loved their country and turned out in deep snow and severe winter to defend the port of Sackets Harbor; that 'warm hearty thanks' was the language of the aforesaid General order to the volunteers. They had no other discharge.---" Martin WASHBURN also stated that "he again went to the defense of Sackets Harbor, 26 August 1814, in the drafted Militia under Capt. John G. WEAVER, Col. CLEAVELAND; served til 14 November, and was then honorably discharged." Blwt.#21520-120-55. 1852 - On 8 June 1852, Roswell F. SPINNING presented testimony that he had been in the service of the United States in Captain FILLMORE's Company at Sacket's Harbor in the fall of 1814, and had served together with Martin WASHBURN. Roswell SPINNING states that he and Martin WASHBURN "left camp and came home together; I bore his expenses, as he had no money, as the Company was not paid off til some time afterward." Blwt.#21520-120-55. 1853c- Francis WEINMAN (1830-1900) married, ca.1853, to Mary Magdelena RUSQUE, daughter of George and Elizabeth RUSQUE. They had children: Catharine WEIMAN (1859-1924) m. John TINE; Jacob WEIMAN (1861-188?); Theresa WEIMAN (1863-1940) m. John HELMER; Helen WEIMAN (1865-1924) m. Henry BENSON; Caroline WEIMAN (1866-1932) m. (1st) John WOOD and (2nd) Mr. MERRIAM; Francis (1869-1939), never married; Michael WEIMAN (1872-1941) m. Ann SCHIEDLEMAN; Joseph WEIMAN (1875-1961) married, 6 June 1916, Hope Humility WASHBURN; and Anna WEIMAN (1877-1955) m. Henry POWLEY. 1855 - Martin WASHBURN, aged 72 years, a resident of Lee, Oneida Co., New York, declared that he had "received bounty land warrant No. 73,066 for 40 acres, which he has since legally disposed of, and cannot return. He makes this declaration of the purpose of obtaining the additional bounty land to which he may be entitled under the act of 3 March 1855." William BOWMAN and Roswell F. SPINNING testified in his behalf. Blwt.#21520-120-55. 1855 - George Alpheus WASHBURN (1855-1939), son of John and Dorothy (POWERS) WASHBURN, was born, 8 October 1855, at Woodhull, New York. He married, 6 December 1887, to Emma Jane DANIELS, and he died, 29 June 1939. 1855 - The Black River Canal was completed from High Falls to Rome in 1855, opening the area around Boonville, Lyons Falls, and Port Leyden to industry and commerce. Shipbuilding and the lumber industry flourished at Boonville. Port Leyden became the "Iron City," with its active iron industry. YESTERYEARS, v.18, pp.173-176. 1858 - Curtis SPINNING, son of Roswell F. and Lucinda (DEWEY) SPINNING, married, 27 January 1858, to Euphemia WASHBURN, born 25 Feb. 1820, daughter of Martin and Martha (CURTISS) WASHBURN. Both Curtis and Euphemia (WASHBURN) SPINNING joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at Lee Centre in 1870, she having previously been a Baptist. Curtis SPINNING held the office of steward and class-leader in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Samuel W. Durant's HISTORY OF ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK (1887). 1860 - Census of Lee Twp., Oneida County, New York, 1860 lists: 303-306 George SHELDON Age 32 Born NY Elizabeth " 28 NY 356-357 George SHELDON Age 67 Born NY Anna " 66 NY Eliza " 42 NY Harriet " 31 NY 1860 - Census of Lee Twp., Oneida County, New York - 1860 - lists: 267-268 Daniel WASHBURN Age 38 born N.Y. Matilda " 38 N.Y. Allis " 11 N.Y. Tribell " 11 N.Y. Eugene " 6 N.Y. Fred " 2 N.Y. Martin WASHBURN 78 Vermont 1860 - Census of Camden, Oneida County, New York, 1860. 282-281 George RUSK, Sr. age 65 born France Elizabeth RUSK 60 France Charles RUSK 20 New York 1860 - Census, Highmarket, Lewis Co., New York, 1860, lists: 3252-3231 Philalin DANIELS, Age 47, born N.Y. Mary " 26 N.Y. 1860 - Census, Lewis, Lewis County, New York, 1860, lists: 3482-3456 Abner P. DANIELS, Age 36, born N.Y. Jerusha " 30 N.Y. Paul " 8 N.Y. 1860 - Census of Lewis, Lewis County, New York - 1860 - lists: 3585-3556 John WASHBURN Age 50 born N.Y. Mary " 45 N.Y. Emey " 18 N.Y. Gorge " 5 N.Y. 371-576 Albert WASHBURN Age 39 N.Y. Sarah " 31 N.Y. (others listed in this family - not transcribed) 1860 - Census, West Turin, Lewis County, New York, 1860, lists: 1954-1946 Hezekiah DANIELS, Age 60, born Conn. Sally " 62 N.Y Sarah " 29 N.Y. Edwin DUFF (Laborer), 15 N.Y. 1955-1947 Enoch DANIELS, Age 55 born N.Y. Sally " 58 N.Y. Phidelia " 24 N.Y. Jefferson " 16 N.Y. Laura " 14 N.Y. Joseph HIGBY 6 N.Y. 1860 - Census of Lewis, Lewis Co., New York - 1860 3499-3478 (Grymar?) WYMAN, Age 28, Born: Baden p.451 Magdelena WYMAN 25 New York Catharine " 1 New York 3513-3487 John WYMAN Age 33 Born: Prussia p.452 Magdelena " 40 Prussia Hannah " 4 New York Marg " 2 New York 1865 - Clark Purdy WASHBURN married 6 Sept. 1865, at Waterville, Oneida Co., New York to Emma CLEVELAND. 1867 - Martin WASHBURN died, 1 January 1867 (or 1868), near Lee Centre, Oneida Co., New York. Samuel W. Durant's HISTORY OF ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK (1887), p.480. 1870 - Some of the SHELDONs of Delta, Oneida County, New York, removed to Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa prior to 1870. 1870 - George J. DANIEL, age 7, died 4 January 1870. He is buried in the Highmarket Protestant Cemetery, Lewis County, New York, about 4 miles from Constableville on the Highmarket Road. 1870 - Census of West Turin, Lewis County, New York, 1870, lists: 176-176 Hezekiah DANIELS, Age 70, born New York Sarah " 38 " " 177-177 Enoch DANIELS, Age 61, born New York Sally " 64 " " Fidelia " 33 " " Judson " 25 " " Laura " 22 " " 1870 - Census of Lewis, Lewis County, New York - 1870 - lists: 204-204 John WASHBURN Age 57 born N.Y. Dorthea " 54 N.Y. George A. " 15 N.Y. 206-206 Enoch WASHBURN Age 28 born N.Y. Lena " 28 N.Y. 1870 - Census of Lewis, Lewis County, New York, p.1, 1870: 3-3 WYMAN, Frank Age 40 Born: Germany - farmer " Magdalena 35 Germany " Katie 11 New York " Jacob 9 New York " Theresia 7 New York " Helen 5 New York " Caroline 3 New York " Francis 1 New York RUSK Gustaoid 70 Germany RUSK Gertrude 70 Germany 1870 - Judson DANIELS of West Turin was married in July, 1870, to Miss Sarah E. SHAVER of Lee, New York, at the Methodist Episcopal Parsonage in Lee. ROME SENTINEL (July 12, 1870). 1871 - Charles DANIEL, died 5 May 1871, in Ava, New York, at age 62. He was a resident of the town of Ava for over 30 years. ROME SENTINEL (May 23, 1871). 1872 - The Lewis County, New York Directory for 1872-73, p.278, lists: DANIELS, Enoch (Constableville) Farmer, 50 Acres. DANIELS, Sally (Constableville) Farmer, 60 Acres. 1872 - "John WASHBURN, farmer, 96 acres, P.O. Box Lee Center" is listed in the LEWIS COUNTY DIRECTORY 1872-1873, page 229. 1874 - Freeman WASHBURN (1785-1874), son of Luther and Sarah (SPINNING) WASHBURN, died in June 1874 at Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa. He was born at Bennington, Vermont and came in early life to near Delta, New York. He served in the War of 1812, and later removed to Camden, New York where he lived until 1870 when his wife, Vienna WASHBURN, died. He lived the last four years of his life with his son in Manchester, Iowa. ROME SENTINEL (June 16, 1874). (Note: Some of the SHELDONs of Delta, New York also removed to Manchester, Iowa.) 1875 - Census of Augusta (1st Dist.), Oneida Co., New York, 1875 lists: William E. POWERS Age 68 b. Oneida Co., N.Y. Orpha 65 Vermont William POWERS, Jr. 40 Oneida Co., N.Y. - son Almira POWERS 33 Wisconsin - son's wife Arthur POWERS 15 Oneida Co., N.Y. Edna POWERS 7 Oneida Co., N.Y. - Gr-dau. Minnie POWERS 6 Oneida Co., N.Y. - Gr-dau. The above is from Wisconsin State Genealogical Society's NEWSLETTER (June 1975), v.22, p.2. 1875 - Joseph WEIMAN, son of Francis and Mary Magdelena (RUSQUE) WEIMAN, was born, 11 June 1875, in Lewis, Lewis County, New York. He married, 6 June 1916, to Hope Humility WASHBURN. 1883 - The INDEX OF PENSIONERS for the year 1883, lists Mary SHELDON, widow, living in Lowville, Lewis Co., New York. Pension #113,698. 1883 - "John WASHBURN, son of late Martin and brother of Mrs. Curtis SPINNING, is dying of cancer of the face. He lives at Spruce Woods, Lewis County, New York." ROMAN CITIZEN (April 6, 1883). 1883 - Lovina POWERS died at age 76 years, at Vienna, New York, 2 September 1883. ROMAN CITIZEN (September 7, 1883). 1885 - Hugh BOYLE of Albion married, 5 July 1885, at Boonville, New York to Mary Ann POWERS of Ava, New York. ROMAN CITIZEN (July 17, 1885). 1887 - George Alpheus WASHBURN, son of John and Dorothy (POWERS) WASHBURN, married, 6 December 1887, at Syracuse, New York, to Emma Jane DANIELS (1858-1909), daughter of Charles and Emma Jane (SHELDON) DANIELS. George and Emma Jane (DANIELS) WASHBURN had children: Leland WASHBURN (1889-1970) m. Edith --?--; Glenn WASHBURN (1893-1918), never married; Hope Humility WASHBURN (1895-1971) m. Joseph WEIMAN; Ralph WASHBURN m. Olive REDMAN; and Blanch WASHBURN (1900-1909). 1895 - Hope Humility WASHBURN (1895-1971), daughter of George A. and Emma Jane (DANIELS) WASHBURN, was born 10 August 1895, in New York State. She married Joseph WEIMAN. 1896 - Huldah DANIELS (1822-1896) died, 14 April 1896, ae 75 yr., 4 mo., 14 days, at the home of Jacob KILTS, Ava, N.Y. She was born in West Turin, New York, the daughter of Enoch DANIELS and Humility WHITMORE. Huldah DANIELS was the mother of Humility DANIELS who married Jacob KILTS, Jr. ROME SENTINEL (1896); BOONVILLE HERALD (Wed., April 22, 1896). 1909 - Sarah DANIELS (1831-1909), daughter of Hezekiah and Sally (MARKHAM) DANIELS, died, 6 January 1909. She left a will, dated 15 June 1905, which was probated, June 1913. The probate proceedings and settlement of Sarah's estate names a large number of descendants of Enoch DANIELS (1774-1841), as follows: Descendants of Charles DANIELS, deceased (uncle): Fidelia POOLER, Delta, N.Y. George DANIELS, Delta, N.Y. Leland WASHBURN, Glenmore, N.Y. Glenn WASHBURN, Glenmore, N.Y. Hope WASHBURN, Glenmore, N.Y. Ralph WASHBURN, Glenmore, N.Y. Descendants of Enoc DANIELS, deceased (uncle): Fidelia DANIELS, Constableville, N.Y. Laura DANIELS, Constableville, N.Y. Judson DANIELS, Constableville, N.Y. Pitt HIGBY, Constableville, N.Y. Jasper HIGBY, Constableville, N.Y. Descendants of Seth DANIELS, deceased (uncle): Alvira KROPP, Constableville, N.Y. Descendants of Mary (DANIELS) BACKER, deceased (aunt): Charles CROFFET, Turin, N.Y. Dwight BACKER, Ilion, N.Y. Ida ZIMMER, Turin, N.Y. Rodney KENT, Rome, N.Y. Fred KENT, Kenwood, N.Y. Walter KENT, Norwich, N.Y. Lillian NEWEY, Boonville, N.Y. Almira BELKNAP, Whittemore, Michigan. Flora Stubblebean, Lyons Falls, N.Y. Sanford BACKER, Albany, N.Y. Willis E. BACKER, Oriskany Falls, N.Y. James BACKER, Watervliet, N.Y. Willard BACKER, Ava, N.Y. Lewis BACKER, Constableville, N.Y. Elsa BACKER, Constableville, N.Y. Laomi HYER, Miami, Florida Charles NEWEY, Boonville, N.Y. Nellie NEWEY, Constableville, N.Y. William BACKER, Pipe Stone, Minnesota Descendants of Fidelia DANIELS, deceased (Aunt): Emma Dorn HAUSER, West Branch, N.Y. Descendants of Dorothy DANIELS, deceased (Aunt): George WASHBURN, Glenmore, N.Y. Enoc WASHBURN, Whittemore, Michigan. Descendants of Hulda DANIELS, deceased (Aunt): Warren KILTS, Rome, N.Y. Homer KILTS, Lee Center, N.Y. Emma EDGERTON, Rome, N.Y. Ella LOCK, Rome, N.Y. William KILTS, Redfield, N.Y. In addition to the above descendants of Enoch DANIELS (1774-1841), there were many MARKHAM line descendants listed. Information from Howard P. LANDERS, Box 10, Rd 2, Mannsville, N.Y. 13409. 1909 - Emma Jane (DANIELS) WASHBURN (1858-1909), wife of George Alpheus WASHBURN, died 24 June 1909, 1912 - Fidelia DANIELS (1836-1912), daughter of Enoch and Sally (HIGBY) DANIELS, died 12 July 1912, ae 75y, 10m, 28d, at the town of West Turin, New York. She is buried in Constableville, Lewis County, New York. From Register of Death. 1915 - Elsie BACKER, single, daughter of James and Mary (DANIELS) BACKER, died at Highmarket, Lewis Co., New York, 5 June 1915, ae 72 years, 6 mo., 6 days. 1916 - Joseph WEIMAN (1875-1961), son of Francis and Mary Magdelena (RUSQUE) WEIMAN, married 6 June 1916, at Rome, Oneida County, New York, to Hope Humility WASHBURN (1895-1971), daughter of George Alpheus and Emma Jane (DANIELS) WASHBURN. Joe WEIMAN spent his entire life farming and cutting timber in Lewis County, New York. Joe and Hope WEIMAN had children: Howard J. WEIMAN m. Mary Alice SCOTT-RANDALL; Arsa W. WEIMAN married Judith Ann DECOURSEY; and Roger George WEIMAN married Marion SATRE. 1917 - Bert WASHBURN, of Clayville (Paris), New York was listed on the 1917 Farm Census of Oneida County. His was listed as a coal dealer and a farmer on 56 acres, where he raised and sold hay and potatoes. 1917 - Howard J. WEIMAN, son of Joseph and Hope Humility (WASHBURN) WEIMAN, was born, 23 May 1917. 1918 - Arsa W. WEIMAN, son of Joseph and Hope Humility (WASHBURN) WEIMAN, was born, 16 November 1918, at Highmarket, Lewis County, New York. 1923 - Roger WEIMAN, son of Joseph and Hope (WASHBURN) WEIMAN, was born, 27 April 1923, at Hightown, Lewis County, New York. 1923 - Judith Ann DECOURSEY, daughter of Frederick Perry and Edna Mae (FERREL) DECOURSEY, was born, 28 May 1923, at Annandale, Wright County, Minnesota. She married, 13 May 1944, to Arsa W. WEIMAN. 1925 - Marion R. SATRE, dau. of Chris and Elsie (GUSTAVESON) SATRE, was born 28 November 1925. She married, 13 April 1946, to Roger WEIMAN. She was a half-sister to Helen "Violet" SATRE who married, 1940, Frederick Ferrel DECOURSEY. 1939 - George Alpheus WASHBURN died, 29 June 1939. 1941 - Arsa W. WEIMAN was a sergeant in the third infantry division stationed at Fort Snelling, near Minneapolis in 1941 when he met his bride-to-be, Judith Ann DECOURSEY, at a social gathering for service men sponsored by the Christian Science Church. 1942 - Arsa WEIMAN served a tour of duty of eighteen months stationed at Bluie West Eight Base in Greenland. He achieved the rank of first Sergeant. 1944 - While on military leave, Arsa W. WEIMAN married, 13 May 1944, at Trinity Methodist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Judith Ann DECOURSEY, daughter of Fred Perry and Edna Mae (FERREL) DECOURSEY of Fridley, Anoka County, Minnesota. Howard WEIMAN, the groom's brother, was best man at the wedding. 1945 - Paul Joseph WEIMAN, son of Arsa W. and Judith Ann (DECOURSEY) WEIMAN, was born, 9 April 1945, at Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Judy WEIMAN and the baby resided at the home of her parents until Arsa WEIMAN returned from the military service later that year. Paul WEIMAN received a degree in higher mathematics with honors from Rochester Institute of Technology. He worked for the U.S. Government National Security Agency for about 20 years, and in 1988 was employed by the Washington, D.C. city government. 1945 - Arsa W. WEIMAN was discharged from the U.S. Army at the end of World War II. He gathered up his wife and young son in Minneapolis, and took them to Constableville, Lewis County, New York where he took up the dairy business in partnership with his brother, Roger WEIMAN. Marion SATRE (a half-sister to Violet DECOURSEY, wife of Fred Ferrel DECOURSEY) visited Judy and Arsa WEIMAN in Constableville, New York in 1945. It was her that she met Roger WEIMAN who she married 13 April 1946. 1946 - Roger WEIMAN, son of Joseph and Hope (WASHBURN) WEIMAN, married 13 April 1946 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Marion SATRE, born 28 November 1925, Minneapolis, Minn., daughter of Christopher and Elsie (GUSTAFSON) SATRE. They had children: Lois Jean WEIMAN and Larry Dale WEIMAN. 1946 - Recollections of William L. DeCOURSEY, brother to Judith (DECOURSEY) WEIMAN: "Some of my fondest memories are of the three summers I spent as a teen working on my sister's dairy farm in Constableville, New York. I had never been very far away from home, and this was an adventure for me. In early June, I boarded the 'Hiawatha' train for Chicago, where I was to change to a New York Central train bound for Rome, New York. In those days before air travel, the common mode of travel was by train, and the railroad passenger cars were designed for comfort and pleasure. The entire trip took 28 hours, and some trains traveled by night and carried pullman sleeping cars. I remember in particular how fun it was to eat in the dining car while watching the rural scenery pass by the train window and how awed I was by the size and grandeur of the 'Grand Central' Railroad Station in Chicago. At the time, we had nothing to compare with it in Minneapolis. "My sister met me at the train depot in Rome, and we made the thirty mile trip to the WEIMAN farm at Constableville. The farm house was a well kept frame building dating back over 100 years. Arsa and Judy WEIMAN and their family lived on the first floor and the upper level had been made into a separate apartment for Roger and Marion WEIMAN. Adjacent to the house was a large woodshed, well stocked with split wood for the long Upstate New York winters. There was a large two story garage and tool shed with the second story jammed with antique artifacts left by previous owners. The old horseshoes, blacksmith tools, and farm implements were curiosities and treasures to a young inquiring boy of fourteen. A short distance from the house on the horseshoe shaped driveway, was the barn. Although it could not compare with today's modern milking parlors, the barn was equipped with milking machines and it was modern for the time. Arsa and Roger taught me how to milk the cows and it was my job, to drive the cows from the pasture to the barn, clean the machines after the milking chores, and put the full milk cans into the cooler in the milkhouse. "When the meadows were ready for mowing, everybody literally pitched in to help put in the hay. We were up in the morning before dawn to milk the cows; then a large wholesome farm breakfast; and then out to the meadows on Tug Hill to mow or load hay. I would drive the tractor, while Arsa and Roger WEIMAN rode the hayrack and pitched hay. I remember one evening at dusk, when we were about to quit for the day, I went to unhitch the tractor from the hayrack. I had forgot to set the brake on the tractor, and it started to roll forward down an incline. I tried to stop it and was almost run over by the machine. The tractor disappeared over the edge of a steep embankment leading to a gully several feet below. I thought Arsa's tractor was a goner (along with me). Luckily, the front of the tractor was stopped by a sapling of a tree that was clinging to the side of the steep embankment. The tractor was precariously hanging there just over the edge of the cliff, with the creek bed about 50 feet below. I was frightened and worried; but the WEIMAN brothers were calm by nature. Roger and Arsa surveyed the situation and calmly went to get a team of horses and then proceeded to pull the tractor free with no damage. The next day, they sat me down on the tractor without mentioning a word of the previous days events; and we went to work as if nothing had happened. "Rainy days, when there was no hay to harvest, were not a holiday. We would go back in the woods near Highmarket and spend the rainy days cutting and stripping the bark off of timber for pulp wood. Cutting pulp wood supplemented the WEIMAN's income from the dairy farm. When the blueberries were in season, we would go to Joe and Hope WEIMAN's place in Highmarket to harvest wild blueberries for Judy and Marion to make jam, preserves, and blueberry pie. "I worked hard those summers, but loved it. The chubby flabby little kid grew into a slim muscular young man during those summers in New York. To me, the farm work was like play; and there was always time taken for recreation and pleasure at the WEIMAN's. Weekend days, after milking, would be spent in family picnics and gatherings with neighbors and the innumerable WEIMAN/WASHBURN relatives around the area. On Saturday nights, I recall going to barn dances where the callers would chant their doe-si-doe's in rhythm with the music, and even a shy boy like me had no problem swinging his partner to the caller's cues. "Roger and Arsa would take turns with the milking chores on Sundays, so that one of them could have an occasional day off. We sometimes would take short trips to the Adirondack mountains, Thousand Islands, Lake Onieda, or just drive through the country-side to see the sights, such as the abandoned remains of the locks on the Erie Canal and the old Black River Canal through Boonville, Port Leyden, and Lyons Falls. "I loved to drive the tractor, and my sister would let me drive the tractor along the rural road to Boonville on grocery shopping trips, or to Joe WEIMAN's place in Hightown. "Even with all the work, there was plenty of time for this young teen to have fun. I would eagerly volunteer to go out into the clean fresh mountain air to herd the cows through the culvert under the road. I often explored the rocky trails along Sugar River or the woods on Mohawk Hill. An occasional find of an Indian arrowhead left by some ancient warrior or an unusual fossil in the slate rock that lined Mohawk Hill excited me. There was wildlife abounding everywhere, and the hills and valleys were gorgeous with the blooming of the wild daisies and Indian paintbrush flowers. There was a slate bottomed swimming hole in Sugar River that was ideal for skinny dipping, after a hard days work in the sun; and the streams, fed by the Adirondack Hills, were full of trout. Arsa WEIMAN was an avid fisherman and sportsman, and he often would take his fishing gear or hunting rifle with him into the woods when cutting pulp wood or otherwise working in the woods. During hunting seasons he hired out as a guide to hunters in the Adirondack Region, and he knew the good hunting and fishing spots in the area. I accompanied him to the Black River and Fish Creek on many occasions during the summer to go trout fishing, and we usually filled our creels with the limit. "Alas, the summers passed too fast, and I had to return to school in Minneapolis. In my memory, I have always cherished these summers spent in New York as the time that I ceased being a mere boy and became a young man. - William L. DeCoursey." 1947 - Jerry Frederick WEIMAN, son of Arsa W. and Judith Ann (DECOURSEY) WEIMAN, was born, 30 January 1947, at Boonville, Oneida Co., New York. He married 19 July 1970 to Karon KROKOWSKI. 1947 - Lois Jean WEIMAN, daughter of Roger and Marion (SATRE) WEIMAN, was born, 26 April 1947, at Boonville, Oneida Co., New York. 1949 - Alan James WEIMAN, son of Arsa W. and Judith Ann (DECOURSEY) WEIMAN, was born 5 October 1949, at Constableville, New York. He married, 23 June 1973, to Barbara Jean JENNINGS. 1950 - Larry Dale WEIMAN, son of Roger and Marion (SATRE) WEIMAN, was born, 29 March 1950, at Constableville, New York. Larry is an accomplished musician, having mastered several instruments. 1951 - Barbara Jean JENNINGS, daughter of Charles and Jean JENNINGS was born 4 April 1951. She married 23 June 1973 to Alan WEIMAN. 1952 - Carol Ann WEIMAN, daughter of Arsa W. and Judith Ann (DECOURSEY) WEIMAN, was born, 4 June 1952, at Constableville, New York. She was a 1970 graduate of South Lewis Central School and graduated in 1974 from Albany State University, receiving her graduate degree in Special Education from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1977. She was, in 1981, a teacher in the Greenville school system. Carol Ann WEIMAN married, 27 June 1981, to Jon "Chuck" BERGERON. 1953 - Howard J. WEIMAN, son of Joseph and Hope (WASHBURN) WEIMAN, married, 13 October 1953, to Mary Alice Scott RANDALL. 1955c. - In order to supplement their income from the Dairy Farm and provide for their growing families, Arsa WEIMAN worked as assistant rural mail carrier and later as Postmaster at Constableville. Roger WEIMAN drove a milk route. 1961 - Joseph WEIMAN (1875-1961) died, 18 September 1961, at Highmarket, New York. 1963 - After the retirement of rural mail carrier Harvey McCONNELL, Arsa WEIMAN filled the vacancy, delivering mail on Routes 1 and 2 in Constableville. 1960's Jerry F. WEIMAN, served in the Seabees in the Viet Nam War. 1966 - Arsa WEIMAN was confirmed as Postmaster at Constableville, New York, 25 July 1966. His wife, Judy, worked in a Nursing Home in Boonville, New York. Judy also did volunteer work at the Lowville hospital and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Lewis County Community Action Agency. Both Arsa and Judy were very active in Town affairs and in the affairs of the Methodist Church in Constableville. 1970 - Jerry WEIMAN, son of Arsa and Judy (DECOURSEY) WEIMAN, married 18 July 1870, to Karon KROKOWSKI, daughter of Alex and Edith (HICKS) KROKOWSKI. They settled in Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York where, following his discharge from the military, he worked for the New York State Department of Transportation as a draftsman and engineer. Jerry and Karon WEIMAN have children: Shelly WEIMAN, born 1 Aug. 1971; and Joel Patrick WEIMAN, born 23 January 1975. 1970c.- In the early 1970's, Arsa and Roger WEIMAN sold their Dairy Farm on West Main St. in Constableville. Arsa and Judy (DECOURSEY) WEIMAN moved down the hill, about a quarter mile away, to reside in a one-hundred and fifty year old house built by John McVICKER, about 1818. See Mary E. Traxel's A HISTORY OF CONSTABLEVILLE (1977), pp.45,72,85,90-91. Roger and Marion (SATRE) WEIMAN moved from the farm to Turin, New York where Roger worked as a school bus mechanic until retiring in 1985. 1973 - Alan James WEIMAN, son of Arsa W. and Judith Ann (DECOURSEY) WEIMAN of Constableville, New York, married, 23 June 1973, at Old Paramus Reformed Church, Ridgewood, New Jersey, to Barbara Jean JENNINGS, born 4 April 1951, dau. of Charles Frederick and Jean JENNINGS of Ridgewood. Charles JENNINGS was born 8 December 1912 at New York, N.Y. His wife, Jean, was born 6 April 1918, in Brooklyn, New York. Alan and Barbara Jean (JENNINGS) WEIMAN resided in Reading, Penna., and had children: Andrew Michael WEIMAN, born 2 July 1976; Christiena Joanne WEIMAN; and Mark Daniel WEIMAN, born 13 May 1980. 1974 - Alan WEIMAN finished his Masters degree in Engineering in the spring of 1974 and he took a job that year with Burroughs Corporation (UNISYS) in West Chester, Penna. They were residents of Elverson, Pennsylvania in 1988. 1974 - Carol Ann WEIMAN received her B.A. degree, Cum Laude, in math and psychology from Albany State University in 1974. Following her graduation, she took a temporary job as a cashier in a sporting goods store, while she prepared to complete her Masters Degree in Special Education. 1975 - According to the recollections of Hulda H. WENDT, Home Acres, Constableville, New York, Hope WASHBURN married Joseph WEIMAN of Constableville. She had a sister, Faith WASHBURN and a brother who was a cop (policeman) in Rome, New York. 1977 - Carol Ann WEIMAN received her graduate degree in Special Education from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1977. She was, in 1981, a teacher in the Greenville school system, and in 1988 she teaches 8th grade math and reading in the Vernon, New Jersey school system. 1981 - Jon Clark "Chuck" BERGERON, son of Roger BERGERON of Groveton, N.H., married, 27 June 1981, at McKownville United Methodist Church, Albany, New York, to Carol Ann WEIMAN, dau. of Arsa W. and Judith Ann (DECOURSEY) WEIMAN of Constableville, Lewis Co., New York. Jon C. BERGERON graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1974, and at the time of his marriage he was an employee of Unitek Corporation in Albany, New York. In 1988, Jon BERGERON was owner of his own orthodontic equipment company called "TOOC (The Other Orthodontic Company)." Jon and Carol Ann (WEIMAN) BERGERON have two children: Chelsea Ann Bergeron, born 23 November 1982; and Amanda Lee Bergeron, born 2 August 1987. 1982 - Chelsea Ann BERGERON, dau. of Jon C. and Carol Ann (WEIMAN) BERGERON, was born 23 November 1982. 1983 - Alice, first wife of Howard WEIMAN died in 1983. 1984 - Howard WEIMAN married second, 1984, to Gloria --?--. 1984 - Arsa W. WEIMAN retired as postmaster of the Constableville, New York Post office in 1984. 1985 - Judith Ann (DECOURSEY) WEIMAN retired from the Sunset Nursing Home in Boonville, New York in 1985. She continued to do volunteer work at the Nursing Home. 1987 - Amanda Lee BERGERON, daughter of Jon C. and Carol Ann (WEIMAN) BERGERON, was born 2 August 1987.

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