Historian, I have compiled numerous genealogical files on families associated
with Hannibal, N. Y. Basically, these files have been developed as
I have done research for people looking for their Hannibal roots.
They are a combination of information I have personally researched and
information passed along to me by individuals with whom I have corresponded.
The information in these files consists of vital statistics data plus,
in a number of cases, narrative background on the individuals being researched.
To date, I
have approximately 70 Hannibal family files in various states of development.
As time permits, some of these files will be added to this Index.
If you are looking for an ancestor not listed here, you may contact me
at the address below.
P.O. Box 150
Hannibal, NY 13074
Or you may prefer to e-mail at: email@example.com
TO HANNIBAL FAMILY FILES
The next three
generations provided doctors for the Town of Hannibal. First, there was
Dr. William J. Acker, then Dr. Dillon F. Acker and finally Dr. William
of Joseph CARTER
is another early settler of Hannibal who established his farm near Bethel
in the southwest corner of the Hannibal Township. He arrived shortly
after the Sprague
genealogy is already on the website. He generously gave a portion
of his land so that a schoolhouse could be built to educate the local children.
As a result, the rural school district was named after him, becoming known
as the Carter District.
US Senator from 1881 to 1887, was born in a log cabin across the road from
the schoolhouse. The Carter school finally closed its doors in 1944
with Dolly Barrett as the last teacher.
of Benjamin DeMott
an early settler of the Town of Hannibal and is buried in the Hannibal
Village Cemetery. Later, a number of his descendants moved to Michigan.
Parts 1 - 3.
The first Draper to arrive in the
Town of Hannibal was John Draper, born 1790 in London, England. He
emigrated from England with his wife and children settled in the Town of
Hannibal about 1835. His grandson, Alfred Draper, served with the
184th NY Vol. Inf. Regiment during the Civil War and was Mayor of the Village
of Hannbal for 1876-77. This genealogical report actually begins
with John's father, who also happened to be named John Draper.
The family was originally from Scotland
and the family name was MacGillis before the "Mac" was dropped. Hector
and two of his brothers served in the War of 1812. Hector also was
a sea captain sailing on the Great Lakes. About 1818, he settled
in Hannibal, NY, where his descendants lived for many years.
According to his death record at
the Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Eugene was born in 1816 in Lisbon,
Portugal, but was a
resident of Ireland when his son
Dennis was born in 1846.
Some time after, Eugene brought
his family to the United States eventually settling in North Hannibal.
His son Dennis served in Company D of the 9th Heavy Artillery during the
Civil War. Several family members are buried in the Old Irish
Cemetery on the Rathburn Road
near North Hannibal in the
Town of Oswego.
There are still descendants located
in the area.
Benjamin's grandfather came to America
from England in 1645. Benjamin was a Revolutionary War veteran and
was the father of 15 children, one of whom was David Peckham.
The son came to Hannibal, NY, as
a young man and carved out a new home in the northwestern part of the township.
David Peckham was one of the founders of the Methodist Church in Hannibal
and was instrumental in the construction of the first church building in
1841. He also saw another large building effort in the church in
1864. David's son, Isaac H. Peckham, was an officer with Company
F, 110th NY Vol. Infantry in the Civil War.
Asa Rice first settled in Fruit Valley,
three miles west of the City of Oswego, NY, in 1797. At the time,
that area was included in the Town of Hannibal, but later was set apart
to create the current Town of Oswego.
The Rice surname was originally spelled
ancestry has been traced back to
Thomas Royce of England during the early 1500's. Much of the early
Royce/Rice family genealogy included in this file was researched by Lindsey
DiCosola, who is the great-great-great-great-granddaughter
of Asa Rice.
Asa's son, Arvin Rice, Sr., was one
of the first people to settle within the present boundaries of the Village
of Hannibal. Included in this file is his first-hand account of his
parents' trip to what would be their new home west of Oswego and the various
hardships the family endured as they carved out a life in the wilderness.
Arvin Rice, Jr., became an attorney
in Fulton, NY, and was President of Fulton Savings Bank. Another
son of Arvin Rice, Sr., was Dr. Alfred Rice, a medical doctor in Hannibal,
NY, and Surgeon with the 110th NY Vol. Infantry Regiment during the Civil
Sr., is considered the first permanent settler in the Town of Hannibal
arriving in 1802. The file traces his ancestry back to Francis Sprague
born in England around 1600 and also includes many of the descendants of
Thomas Sprague, Sr.
(Note the name evolved from Sturgis to Sturge.) came to America with his
parents from England in the 1600's.
Sturge was the Hannibal Village & Town Historian for several years
and once served as Village Mayor. He also wrote "Hannibal's
Historical Highlights" published
in 1949, which was recently reprinted by the Higginson Book Company (details
on the main Society Page).
the adopted son of Frank G. and Jennie A. Wise
Hannibal. In later years, he traced the family line back to John
Town Historian, Lowell Newvine, says, "I took Gordon's research which was
in the form of rough notes (He died before he had them all formally organized.),
and along with my own research compiled this computer file.
wife, took over as Hannibal Historian after Gordon's death and served until
I took the reins. She was assisting me as a consultant for the book,
"Hannibal History in Pictures and Prose" until her death at the age of
Oswego County, N.Y.
© 2000 2001 Lowell C. Newvine,
© 2000 Laura Perkins, Site Administrator