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Daughters of the American Revolution
Lineage Books (152 Vols.)

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 63
page 156

Mrs. Isabel Thurston Swan.
DAR ID Number: 62466
Born in Nassau County, N. Y.
Wife of William L. Swan.
Descendant of William Thurston.
Daughter of William Thurston and Mary Ann Weeks, his wife.
Granddaughter of Thomas Thurston and Amy Burr, his wife.
Gr-granddaughter of William Thurston and Phœbe Rhodes, his wife, m. 1772.
William Thurston (1742-1833) enlisted in the Ulster County, New York militia, 4th regiment, Capt. Uriah Drake's company. He was born and died in Hempstead, L. I.

The National Society of the
Daughters of the American Revolution
Volume 117
page 242

Mrs. Etta Tuthill Jones.
DAR ID Number: 116773
Born in Nassau County, N. Y.
Wife of David S. Jones.
Descendant of Elijah Leggett, as follows:
1. Samuel Horton Tuthill (1818-93) m. 1845 Henrietta Oswald Leggett (1823-66).
2. Isaac Leggett (1769-1832) m. 1798 Barbara Keiler (1783-1841).
3. Elijah Leggett m. Sarah Angevine (b. 1741).
Elijah Leggett (1737-84) served as a private in Colonel Hammond's regiment, Westchester County, N. Y. He was born and died in Westchester County, N. Y.

The National Society of the
Daughters of the American Revolution
Volume 158 p. 267

Mrs. Margaret Chapin Vurgason.157875
Born in Nassau County, N. Y.
Descendant of Capt. Israel Harris, as follows:
1. Henry Sterling Chapin (b. 1871) m. 1894 S. Belle Crinkshank (b. 1870).
2. Elisha S. Chapin (1848-1917) m. 1870 Laura C. Shaw (1848-1915).
3. John Bliss Shaw (d. 1865) m. Laura Maynard Harris (1812-92).
4. Joseph Harris (1779-1830) m. Lucretia Lord.
5. Israel Harris m. Sarah Morse.
Israel Harris (1747-1836) received a pension for service as sergeant, lieutenant and captain in the Massachusetts and Vermont troops. He was born in Cornwall, Conn.; died in South Hartford, N. Y.

Colonial Families in the U.S.

Frances Gardiner, historian; b. Stamford, Connecticut, 30th April, 1870; Barnard College, New York, 1890-1891; A.B., Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1894; A.M., 1896; London (England) School of Economics, 1897; Association of Collegiate Alumnae, European fellowship, 1902-1903; studied at Cambridge, England; Fellow of University of Chicago, 1903-1904; Ph.D., 1904; Instructor in History, Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, 1898-1901; Vassar College, 1904-1905; Assistant in Department of History Research, Carnegie Institute, 1905—. Member of American Historical Association, ‘Lyceum Club’ London. Author: “The Economic Development of a Norfolk Manor,” 1906; compiler of List of Printed Original Materials for English Manorial and Agrarian History,” 1894; (joint) Guide to the Manuscript Materials for the History of the United States to 1873, in the British Museum, etc.,” 1908; Editor of a collection of European [p.177] treaties bearing on the early history of the United States; articles on English agrarian history, etc.

Arms.—Argent, a chevron sable, between three cross-crooslets fitchee of the second.
Crest.—A felon's head couped at the neck ppr. haltered or.
Motto.—Audaces fortuna juvat.
Residence.—Cold Spring Harbor P. O., Town of Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York.
Clubs.—Huntington Country and Harvard of New York
Societies.—National Academy of Sciences, American Philosophical Society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, New York Academy of Medicine, American Zoological Society, National Institute of Social Sciences, Nassau County Association.

American Biographical Library

The Biographical Cyclopędia of American Women
Volume I
Daughters of America; or Women of the Century
Davison, Kate Trubee
National League of Women Voters
page 60

Mrs. Davison's tact and judgment have perhaps never been more strikingly evidenced than in connection with her Red Cross activities. In her own home county (Nassau County, Long Island, New York), there were so many community chapters and auxiliaries that the work was lacking in efficiency. As County Chairman, Mrs. Davison recognized the seriousness of the situation and she eventually brought about a harmonious merging of these units into the one County Chapter. Having done this, she spared no effort to promote the utmost solidarity and effectiveness within that chapter. The result has been that the Nassau County Chapter has won a well-deserved reputation for achievement. One of the most conspicuous accomplishments, under Mrs. Davison's leadership, has been the centralization of all Red Cross county funds in the treasury of the Nassau County Chapter, where they are readily available to meet the most pressing needs. This arrangement made it possible to carry out, in the public schools, dental service demonstration and public health nursing programs which have set a standard. They have received wide and favorable comment both here and abroad. Mr. and Mrs. Davison's children, during the World War, exhibited the same patriotic spirit as their parents, and served their country well. The elder daughter, Alice, seventeen years old when the United States entered the War, passed government examinations and became an instructor in wireless operation. She was stationed at Huntington, Long Island, New York, where she gave instruction to Navy men, as well as to women who, like herself, wished to serve the Country in this capacity. They were the first women employed by the government in this kind of work. Later, the first group was assigned to government duty with the Western Electric Company, the General Electric Company, and the Detroit Telephone and Telegraph Company. Mrs. Davison may well feel that her consistent efforts to make real the ideals of home and family have been amply awarded, as evidenced both in the splendid record of the children, who reflect her influence, and in her own remarkable accomplishments along philanthropic and humanitarian lines.[p.60]

Important Men of 1913

page 125
Cooley, James Seth, physician and surgeon, born June 29, 1845, in South Hartford, Washington County, N.Y.; son of Seth and Mary (In-galsbe) Cooley; educated at North Granville Academy, 1858-62; Fort Edward Institute, 1864-65; Williams College, A.B. (salutatorian), 1869, A.M., 1872; Med. Dept. Univ. Vermont, 1876; Med. Dept. Univ. City of New York, M.D., 1877; married, at Willsboro Point, Essex County, New York, June 20, 1872, M. Reba Clark; children: Mary Hope, born July 25, 1872; Earnest Grenville, born July 17, 1875; instructor Fort Edward Institute, 1869-73; principal Glens Falls, N.Y., Academy, 1873-76; medical practice, Hudson Falls, N.Y., 1877-80; Luzerne, N.Y., 1889-96; Glen Cove, N.Y., 1886-94; coroner, Warren County, N.Y., 1883-86; Queens County, N.Y., 1890-92; school commissioner, Queens County, 1894-1900; Nassau County, 1900-11; district superintendent of schools, First District, Nassau County, 1912. Republican; Presbyterian. Mem. Queens-Nassau Medical Society (secretary-treasurer); Medical Society State of New York; Associated Physicians of Long Island; Nassau Hospital Ass'n (secretary); State Ass'n School Supt's; National Ed. Ass'n, etc.

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia

Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia
Volume 3
Howard, John Shelton

Horsfall, Ira Owen, Bishop of the 9th Ward (Liberty Stake), Salt Lake City, Utah, was born May 20, 1885, at Oceanside, Nassau county, New York, the son of Charles G. Horsfall and Mary B. Pettit. He emigrated with his parents to Utah in 1892 and was baptized in 1896 by William H. Ingram; ordained a Deacon in 1900 by Samuel A. Woolley; ordained a Teacher in 1903 by Martin Ankarstrand and ordained an Elder in 1905 by Fred M. Mickelsen. After receiving a common school education he studied in the L. D. S. University, Salt Lake City, graduated in 1905 and three years later (1908) graduated from the University of Utah. In the fall of 1911 he commenced teaching mathematics in the L. D. S. University and in 1914 was appointed head of the mathematical department, a position which he still holds. In 1908 he left home for a mission to Turkey, where, after laboring as president of the branch at Aleppo, Asia Minor, the Turkish mission was closed, and he was transferred to Athens, Greece, where he labored six months, after which he travelled, by appointment, for three months in Palestine and Egypt. In June, 1910, he arrived in England, where he labored a few months as secretary of the London conference and as superintendent of the North London Branch Sunday School. After his return to Utah in 1911 he was set apart as assistant superintendent of the 9th Ward Sunday school and appointed supervisor of the lesser Priesthood. In December, 1911, he was ordained a High Priest by James E. Talmage and set apart as first counselor to Bishop Albaroni H. Woolley. He held that position until March 9, 1913, when he was ordained a Bishop by Francis M. Lyman and set apart to preside over the 9th Ward. This position he still holds. In 1913 (July 31st) he married Nora Pendleton (daughter of Andrew J. Pendleton junior and Elizabeth Cooper), who was born July 19, 1890. Two children have blessed this union, namely, Chester Owen and Warren Pendleton.


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