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Chapter XXIX

Personal Sketches
Town of Putnam Valley


Web Editor's Note: The bolding of the surnames was done by the web editor and is not printed this way in Pelletreau's "History...".

S. F. Adams
was born in Putnam Valley, in 1814, attended district schools, and is a farmer. He married in 1847, Margaret Pierce, of Putnam Valley.
Sela Armstrong
was born in Putnam Valley, in 1840. He was educated at district schools and Peekskill Military School, and is a farmer. He was justice of the peace four years, and was elected supervisor of Putnam Valley in 1886. He married Margaret Cole, of Putnam Valley, in 1862.
David Barger
was born in Putnam Valley in 1822, educated at district schools and Salem Academy, and is a farmer. He was a teacher three years. He married Elizabeth Crawford, of Putnam Valley, and has been assessor one term.
Francis Buckbee
was born in Putnam Valley in 1826, educated at district schools and is a farmer and blacksmith. he was married, in 1854, to Sarah Barger, of Putnam Valley.
Monmouth H. G. Buckbee
was born in Putnam Valley, in 1807, was educated at district schools, and was a farmer and carpenter. He was supervisor many years. He married, in 1828, Sally Avery, of Columbia county, N. Y. Their children are: Elizabeth A., Hannah, Sela, Martha, Jacob and Emma. Mr. Buckbee died in 1869,
Joel Conklin
was born in Putnam Valley in 1840, attended district schools, and is a farmer. He married Martha Tompkins, of Putnam Valley, in 1865
Randolph Croft
was born in Putnam Valley in 1833, father and grandfather both residents of the county, attended district schools, and is a farmer. He married Emalinda Hill, in 1871, a native of Dutchess county.
Samuel Croft
was born in Putnam county, in 1821, was educated at district schools, is a farmer, and an ordained local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He married Esther E. Lickley, May 6th, 1843, a native of (P)utnam Valley.
John Gilbert
was born in Putnam Valley, in 1817, attended district school, and is a farmer. He married Sarah Travis, of Putnam Valley.
John C. Green
was born in Somers, Westchester county, in 1822, and came to Putnam county in 1872. He was educated at district and select schools, and is a farmer. He went to California, in 1852 and retruned (sic) in 1859. He married, in 1847, Elizabeth Ladue.
John L. Horton
was born in Putnam Valley, in 1840, attended district school, and is a farmer. He married Sarah Ann Travis, of Putnam Valley, in 1867. He has been excise commissioner one term.
Nelson S. Horton
was born in Carmel in 1837, educated at district school and is a farmer, and for a number of years travelled in menagerie business. He married in 1875 Miss F. O. Barrett, of Carmel township.
Wright J. Horton
was born in Putnam Valley in 1813, attended district schools and is a farmer. In 1836 he removed to Flint, Michigan, where he has since resided. He married Deborah Wilcox, of Dutchess county, in 1836.
Thomas N. James
was born in Yorktown, Westchester county, in 1811, and came to Putnam county about 1836. He was educated at district schools and is a farmer. He married in 1836 Phebe S. Griffen, of Yorktown. He has been supervisor of Putnam Valley one term.
Joseph Lee
was born in Putnam Valley in 1824. His father, Abijah, was the first settler of the family in the county, removing from Westchester about 1828. He purchased property at Oscawana Lake. In 1856 he built the Oscawana Lake House, the first opened, which is now owned by Joseph Lee. He is also proprietor of paper mills at Oregon. He married Harriet Travis, of Putnam Valley, in 1853.
Robert W. Lounsbury
was born November 29th, 1817. The name first appears in the list of the inhabitants of Dutchess in 1723, when Richard Lounsbury is mentioned. Robert W. is the grandson of Isaac and the son of Joshua, who married Lydia, daughter of Eliakim Wardell. Robert W. Lounsbury has been for more than twenty years a justice of the peace, and is now living on a farm, owned in Revolutionary times, by William Smith. This farm is bounded on the east by the line between Lots 4 and 5 of the Philipse Patent, and is about three-quarters of a mile north of Bryant Pond.
John Mead, jr.,
was born in New York city in 1831, and came to Putnam county when quite young. He was educated at district schools and Peekskill Military Academy, and is a farmer. He married Priscilla Wixom, of Putnam Valley, and resides on the old homestead which has been in possession of the family about 100 years.
Isaac J. Oakley
was born in Putnam Valley in 1823, attended district schools and is a farmer. He married, in 1854, Elizabeth S. Brown, of Westchester county. He has been an officer in the M. E. church many years.
Jackson Perry
is a farmer and was born in Putnam Valley in 1828. He has been road commissioner many years and supervisor of Putnam Valley five years. He married Mary Crawford of Putnam Valley.
Reuben Perry
was born in Putnam Valley in 1849, educated at district schools and is a farmer. He married, in 1869, Sarah Jane Armstrong, of Putnam Valley.
Charles Rundle
was born in Putnam county, educated at district schools, and is a farmer. He married Harriet Adams, of Putnam county, and after her decease Malinda Light. His children are Oscar, Theodore H., and Martha.
W. E. Samler
was born in New York city in 1837 and came to Putnam county in 1869. He was educated in New York. His business is pianoforte manufacturing. He married Stella Cummins of Putnam Valley.
William G. Scofield
was born in Connecticut in 1820 and came to Putnam county in 1860. He is a farmer and proprietor of iron mines. He married Francis Croft of Putnam Valley, a descendant of an old Putnam county family.
James Sherwood
was born in New York city in 1844, and came to Putnam county about 1855. He was educated in New York and district schools, and is a farmer. He marrried (sic) Orphelia Smith, of Putnam Valley. He has been collector and constable.
James W. Silleck
was born in Putnam Valley in 1821. His father, Gould J., and grandfather, Gould, J., were residents of the county. He was educated at district schools. For many years he was a coal merchant in New York city, and is now a farmer. He married, in 1843,m Maria W. Romer of Philipstown.
Forman Smith
was born in Putnam Valley in 1829, educated at district schools, and is a farmer. He married Elethea Ferris of Cold Spring, in 1854.
James Smith
was born in Westchester county in 1848, and came to Putnam county in 1866. He was educated at district schools and is a farmer. He married, in 1866, Mary C. Horn, of Putnam Valley, daughter of Benjamin T. Horn, a well-known lawyer of New York, who for a time resided at Adams' Corners in Putnam Valley.
Cornelius B. Tompkins
was born in Putnam Valley in 1833, attended district schools and is a farmer. He married Miss A. M. Conklin, of Yonkers, N. Y., in 1859. He has been a road commissioner and justice peace.
John Wallace
was born in Putnam Valley in 1850. His father, Henry, and grandfather, George, were residents of the county. He was educated at district schools and is a farmer. He has been town collector and constable. He married Sarah A. Wixsom of Carmel township.

(sic) = spelling is correct. [Web Editor's Note: I've retained the spelling as found in Pelletreau's "History of Putnam County..." even where it is an apparent misspelling.]

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