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Names of Citizens
Who Assisted and Contributed Toward the Publication of the History of Schoharie
County, With Personal Statistics.

RICHMONDVILLE

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Atkins Jeremiah E., p o Richmondville, farmer, 110 acres, born in Ulster county, September 8, 1804, settled in county in 1806; first wife Gettie Moot; second, Elizabeth Babcock; children three - Dr. Edward B., Warren J., and Mary. Father Edward Atkins, was one of early settlers.

Babcock Nathan, p o Warnerville, retired farmer, 103 acres, born in Albany county, June 22, 1814, settled in county in 1867, has been assessor; wife Lois A. Thurber, of Westford, Otsego county, married in 1842; children two - Jackson, and George. Parents Robert and Sally Babcock.

Biret John C., p o Richmondville, blacksmith, born in Bavaria, October 22, 1841, settled in county in 1852; wife Sarah C. Gould, married in 1867; children five. Parents John Henry and Catharine M. Biret.

Boies E. Willard, p o Warnerville, physician and surgeon. Read medicine with father, Dr. Eli Boies, attended lectures in Albany Medical College, and Castleton Medical College, of Vermont, from which he was graduated in 1855, owns 220 acres land, born in Jefferson, June 7, 1830, settled in village April 13, 1854, has been justice of peace, justice of sessions, and member of Republican county committee; wife Margaret E. Kniskern, married March 5, 1858; children three.

Boorn Lester G., p o Richmondville, manufacturer of a clothes dryer, owns 1/4 acre land, born in Decatur, Otsego county, November 5, 1820, settled in county in 1841, has been railroad commissioner; wife Susan Hitchcock, of Westchester county, married March 22, 1838; children three - Albert L., John B., and Amos F.

Bradley Milo N., p o Richmondville, manufacturer, born in Richmondville, April 15, 1845; wife Lois, daughter of John Rossman, of town, married in 1868. Father Milo Bradley, came from Otsego county, commenced business at Barneyville about 1814, was son of Azariah Bradley, of Connecticut.

Burneson James N., p o Richmondville, proprietor of Westover House, born in Worcester, Otsego county, February 12, 1826, has been deputy sheriff, town clerk, and assessor; wife Jerusha E. Douglass, of Montgomery county, married September 17, 1854; children four - Irving J., Robert Arthur, G. Willard, and Sarah E. Father Andrew Burneson.

Butler Samuel, p o Ricmondville, farmer 330 acres, born on present farm July 14, 1830, has been supervisor and assessor; wife Cynthia Lacy, of Greene county, married in 1851; children six. Father Moses, son of Samuel Butler, who settled and died on same farm.

Chase Jared, p o Warnerville, farmer and physician and surgeon, 48 acres, born in Otsego county in 1817, settled in county and commenced practice of medicine in Seward, in 1847, and settled in Warnerville in 1854, has been supervisor; first wife Matilda Langley, of Otsego county; second wife Sarah Perkins of Massachusetts; children living two - George W., and J. Alberto. Parents Jared and Harriet Chase.

Conro George W., p o Richmondville, farmer, 107 acres, born in Summit. December 2, 1847, settled on present farm in 1872; wife Ellen J., daughter of Samuel Near, married in 1871; children two - Lulu M., and Willis A. Parents Peter and Esther M. Conro.

Couchman Page B., p o Richmondville, manufacturer of agricultural implements, born in Broome, March 16, 1853, settled in town in February 1880. Father Hiram was son of Philip and grandson of Henry Couchman, one of the earliest settlers of county.

Couchman Wesley, p o Richmondville, manufacturer of agricultural implements, born in Margarettville, Delaware county, August 25, 1853, settled in town in April, 1881. Father Milo, son of henry Couchman.

DeGraff William S., p o Richmondville, farmer, born in Schenectady county March 5, 1814, settled in county in 1815, wife Maria, daughter of Thomas Wright, of Sharon, married December 9, 1835; children living, five. Father Nicholas DeGraff.

DeGraff John N., p o Richmondville, county superintendent of poor, owns 123 acres, born in Richmondville July 20, 1818; wife Jane Bates of town, married in january, 1836; children one - Lucinda A. Zeh. Father Nicholas DeGraff.

Dennis John H., p o Richmondville, farmer, 80 acres, born in Jefferson, October 13, 1816, settled in town in 1817; wife Mary Zeh, married March 22, 1840; children two - Nancy and Mary E. Mother Hannah Dennis.

Dox Gilbert M., p o Richmondville, farmer, 150 acres, born in Richmondville on present farm, January 24, 1822, has been justice twenty years, and assessor; wife Sarah A. Atkins, married in 1844; children living, three. Father, Michael Dox, settled on farm about 1815, one of first settlers in town.

Dox Luther, p o Richmondville, farmer and saw-mill proprietor, 81 acres, born on present farm in 1836, has been highway commissioner and constable; wife Melissa Spaulding, married in 1858; children two - Sylvia A. and Verda M. Father, David, son of Michael Dox. Farm has been in family about sixty years.

Felter Abram H., p o Richmondville, farmer and lumberman, 71 acres, born in North Blenheim November 6, 1834, settled in town in 1859, has been overseer of poor and highway commissioner; wife Isabel Shelmidine, of Jefferson, married July 4, 1856; children four. Father, Matthew Felter.

Foland Philip O., p o Cobleskill, farmer, 280 acres, born on present farm February 15, 1830, has been highway commissioner; wife Sarah E. Ostrander, married in 1853; children one - Alice. Father, Henry, was son of Philip Foland, the first settler on farm.

Fox Jeremiah, p o Richmondville, hop, grain, and dairy farmer, 104 acres, born in Summit May 30, 1834, settled in town April 1, 1866; wife Lovila Snook; second wife Celestia Dibble; children three - Allie, Satie, and Effie. Parents, George and Sarah Fox.

Fox J. Angle, p o Richmondville, farmer, 84 acres, born in Richmondville October 11, 1817; wife Rebecca, daughter of Joshua Cross, married in 1849; children three - Eliza M., Lucia, and Willis G. father, John Fox, settled in town about 1793.

Frazier George L., p o Richmondville, farmer 53 acres, born on present farm February 16, 1823, has been assessor and commissioner; wife catherine Zeh, of town, married in 1850; children one - Hattie. parents, John and Laney Frasier.

Frasier A. D., p o Richmondville, dealer in general merchandise, born in town July 30, 1844, has been town clerk; wife Alida Sheldon, of town, married in 1872; children two - Claude H. and Edith A. Feather, Hiram Frazier, has been in business twenty-eight years.

Gale Henry S., p o Warnerville, physician and surgeon, born in Richmond county January 18, 1849, read medicine with Dr. J. N. Spencer, commenced practice in 1866, attended lectures at the University of Philadelphia, in 1868 and 1873 settled in county in Fulton in 1871, and commenced practice of medicine in Warnerville in April, 1881; wife Celia Newman, born in 1852, married August 26, 1870; children four.

Gordon Julius B., p o Richmondville, farmer, 115 acres, born in town September 30, 1841; wife caroline, daughter of Hiram Borst, of Cobleskill, married in 1870. father, Phoenix C., son of David Gordon.

Hartwell Gibson, p o Richmondville, farmer and retired merchant, born in Otsego county December 28, 1817, settled in county in 1845, has been supervisor, assessor and collector; wife Elvira Johnson, of Otsego county; second wife Sophrona Johnson, of Schoharie county; children living, two - Emma and Carrie Chambers. parents, Joseph and Betsey Hartwell.

Hartwell Sopbrona, p o Richmondville, owns 51 acres, born in Summit November 4. 1830, settled in town in February, 1859; first husband James M Johnson married December 18. 1849; second husband Gibson flartwell, of Otsego county, married December 25, 1874; children living, two - Mary L. Morgan and Adella Johnson.

Holmes Harvey, p o Richmondville, farmer, 220 acres, born in Fulton December 8. 1820, settled on present farm in 1841; wife Hannah E., daughter of Jeremiah Cross, married in 1840; children two - Austin C. and William S. Father, William Holmes, one of first settlers of Fulton.

Holmes William J., p o Cobleskill, farmer, 380 acres, born in Fulton March 13, 1830, settled in town in 1854, has been collector, highway commissioner and excise commissioner; wife Marcia J. Patriage, of Esperance, married in 1855; children seven. Parents, James and Hannah S Holmes, the former of Schoharie, and the latter of Columbia county.

Harroway James, p o Richmondville, station and express agent, 400 acres, born in Richmondville, August 30, 1820, has been supervisor, presidential elector and railroad commissioner; wife Maria, daughter of John Warner, married in November, 1843; children three - Elias J., Melvin W., and Elizabeth Ostrander. Father Elias Harroway, of Connecticut, settled in town in April, 1820.

Holmes John, p o Richmondville, dealer in general merchandise. born in Fulton, October 6. 1836, settled in town in 1875, has been overseer of poor two years; wife Jane A. Drew, of Rensselaer county, married in 1857; children living two - Rosa, and John D. Father William was son of James Holmes a native of New Jersey.

Isham Charles, p o West Ricbmondville, saw-mill proprietor, and farmer, 160 acres, born in Seward, October 14, 1824, settled in town in 1836, is postmaster; wife Mary, daughter of John Foster, of Richmondville, married in 1853, children two - Mary and Frances. Father Benjamin Isham of Connecticut, settled in town about 1812, and was son of John Isham.

Jones Rev. LeGrand, p o Richmondville, pastor of M. E. church, born in Fultonville, Montgomery county, November 27, 1845, settled in county in same year, enlisted in Company I, 134th Regt N. Y. Vols., as private, was promoted to First Lieutenant. commenced preaching at Quaker St., in 1872, ordained Elder in 1876 and came to present charge in 1880; wife Martha Brazee, of Franklinton, married March 18, 1866; children two.

Jones George, p o West Richmondville, farmer 88 acres, born in Fulton, September 12, 1840, settled in town in April, 1873, has been justice of peace; wife Carrie, daughter of Chauncey Beard, of Jefferson, married July 4, 1867; children one - Chauncey. Father Stephen S Jones, of Albany county, one of first settlers in Fulton, grandfather George Rossman, also an early settler in Fulton.

Joslyn Daniel R., p. o Hichmondville, farmer 126 acres, born in Albany county, September 4, 1820, settled in county in 1834, has been highway commissioner of town; wife Abigail N., daughter of Edward and Susan Kinnicutt, married November 29, 1842; children living, six. Parents Richard and Margaret Joslyn

Kling Francis, p. o. Cobleskill, farmer and owner of stone quarry, 136 acres, born in Sharon, December 25, 1818 settled on present farm in 1851, has been Overseer of poor; wife Mary E. Foland, married in 1842; children three - Margaret, Harriet, andGeorge H. Father John G. Kling.

LaMont William T., p o Richmondville, dealer in flour, feed, and groceries, born in Charlottville, November 27, 1830 settled in town in 1859, has been supervisor; wife Mary Rogers, of Massachusetts, daughter of Rev Aaron Rogers of the N. Y. Conference, married in September, 1859; children three - Ella, Wilbur F., and W. Stanley. Father Thomas W., was son of William LaMont, Jr.

Mann Henry. Jr., p o Warnerville, resident, 54 acres, born in Warnerville, February 20, 1803, has been sheriff; wife Ann Eliza Mann, of town, married in 1822; children one - Helen M. Segar. Father Peter G. Mann. was one of early settlers in town.

Mann George L., p o Warnerville, farmer, 213 acres, born on present farm, August 6, 1820; has been collector and overseer of poor; wife Nancy Catharine, daughter of Abram D. Lawyer, married in January, 1853; children living two—Celia and Veda.
Father Henry Mann, settled on farm at an early day.

Mann James H., p o Richmondville, farmer, born in Richmondville. Father Peter H. Mann, was son of John Mann, one of first settlers of town.

Mann George H . p o Richmondville, farmer and saw-mill proprietor, 62 acres, born on present farm March 30, 1822; wife Lovina Mucky, of Blenheim, married in 1844; children one, Alvinzo. Father John Mann.

Mann Egbert, p o Richmondville, commercial agent, born in Richmondville, November 12 1837; wife Amelia Lawyer, married in February, 1863; children one Alida. Father Abraham was son of Colonel Peter G. Mann.

Mann Isaac, p o Richmondville, civil engineer and surveyor, born in Richmondville, April 13, 1815, has been Superintendent of schools, inspector of elections, overseer of poor, highway commissioner, and notary public; wife Elizabeth Atkins, married January 27, 1842; children living five. Father Colonel Peter G. Mann

Mann Tobias, p o Richmondville, farmer, 130 acres, born in Richmondville, October 2, 1848, has been supervisor; wife Juliana Pitcher, of Middleburgh, married May 30, 1838, children three - Sylvester N., Philip, and Nancy E. Bartlett. Father Philip, son of George Mann.

McDonald Sylvester, p o Warnerville, farmer and assessor, 110 acres; born in Richmondville, March 20, 1825,settled on farm in 1861; wife Louisa Gorse, of Fulton, married October 2, 1850. children two - Willis and Arthur. Father Robert was son of John McDonald, who came to town June 1, 1799, and died there.

Mickel Tobias, p o Warnerville, farmer and saw-mill propietor, 248 acres, born in Cobleskill, July 7, 1829 settled on present farm in 1848: wife Amelia Waldorf, of town; children five. Parents George and Catharine Mickel. Grandfathers Andrew Mickel and Philip Foland, were early settlers in Richmondville.

Moore John E., p o Richmondville, farmer, 50 acres, born in Chester, Hamden county, Mass., in 1809, settled in county March 18, 1817, has been census enumerator, justice of sessions, and inspector of schools; wife Mary Draper, of town, married March 27, 1834; children living, three - Oliver A., Celia B. Cole, and Elizabeth Kellogg.

Moot Fred, p o Richmondville, farmer, 207 acres, born in Summit, April15, 1831, settled in town in 1856, has been supervisor; wife Mary Rider, of Summit, married in 1855. Father Henry Moot, was son of Frederick, one of first settlers of Summit.

Moot James H. - p o Richmondville, hop grower and grain farmer, 156 acres, born in Summit, March 21, 1828, settled on present farm in 1868; wife Catharine Wharton, of Summit, married in 1850; children three, living two - Silas H., Flora A., and Albert (deceased) Father Henry Moot.

Olendorf Alfred M., p o Richmondville, owner of planing mill and sash and blind factory, born in Otsego county in 1822, settled in county in 1862, owns 129 acres land; wife Alice Rogers, married in 1862; children five - Florence E., Julia M., Margaret E., Carrie, and Edith. Father Jacob Olendorf,

Olmstead J. B., p o Richmondville, editor Democrat.

Ostrander George W., p o Richmondville, dealer in drugs and hardware, born in Summit, October 26, 1837, settled in town in 1851; wife Libbie, daughter of James Harroway, married November 28, 1867. Father Levi, was son of Hubbard Ostrander, who settled in county about 18-0.

Ostrom Joshua T., p o Richmondville, farmer, 75 acres, born in Albany county, February 10, 1804, settled in county in 1820, has been highway commissioner; wife Polly M. Fuller, married January 10, 1827, died February 8, 1870: children living. four - George L., Elijah T., Warren W., and Adelaide Babcock. Parents John and Sarah (Tompkins) Ostrom.

Paul Rev. J. S.. p o Richmondville, pastor of Lutheran church, born in Easton, Pa., November 9, 1847, settled in county August 22, 1877, licensed topreach in June, 1876, and ordained in June, 1877, educated at Hartwick Seminary, Otsego county; wife Carrie Reimel, of Johnsville, Pa., born July 29, 1854, married March 16, 1872.

Posson Henry, p o Warnerville, farmer, 40 acres, born in Wright, October 11, 1812, settled in town in 1870; first wife Janette Forsyth; second wife Rosanna Young: third wife Aceneth Crippen; children five. Father, Peter, was son of Peter Posson, of Rhinebeck.

Rockefeller William. p o Richmondville, speculator and farmer, 50 acres, born in Germantown, Columbia county, in 1811, settled in county in 1812; wife Eliza Foland, of Cobleskill, born in 1808, married in 1830; children living, one - Catharine C. Reightmyer. Parents, John and Sally Rockefeller, of Germantown.

Rogers Benjamin C., p o Richmondville, farmer and horticulturist, 21 acres, born in Richmond May 1,1834, settled in village in 1855, has been justice; first wife Mary Pixley; second wife Cornelia Fuller; children three - Joseph E., George W. and Mary L.
Father, Elisha F Rogers.

Shafer Peter M., p o Warnerville, drover and cattle dealer, born in village July 20, 1819, has been overseer of poor, assessor, and excise commissioner; wife Lydia Van Dreeser: second wife Hannah E. Houck; children living, seven. Parents, David and Eva Shafer.

Shafer Henry A.. p o Warnerville, farmer, 287 acres, born on present farm May 30, 1804; wife Elizabeth, daughter of John Joe Shafer, married in 1829; children living, eight. Father, Henry Shafer, Jr. was first settler on farm in 1797.

Shafer Gideon N., p o Richmondville, blacksmith and farmer, 87 acres, born in town February 4, 1836, settled on farm in 1857; wife Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Haverly, of Albany county, married in 1856; children three - Sanford G., Emanuel, and
Nela M. Father, Henry A. Shafer.

Sheldon Philip W., p o Richmondville, insurance agent, born in Seward September 1, 1833, settled in town in 1848; wife Anna C., daughter of Stephen Osborn, married February 13, 1863. Father, William, son of John Sheldon, who came from Schenectady.

Slater Erastus W., p o Richmondville, farmer 5 acres, born in Schoharie April 6, 1829, settled in town in 1831, has been assessor; wife Hannah Nipe, married in 1851; children three - Ellen, Mary, and Thomas. Parents, William and Hannah Slater.

Smith Emonds W., p o Richmondville, commercial agent, born in Wilton, Maine, May 2. 1853, settled in county September 11, 1880; wife Ettie, daughter of Peter and Sally Boughton, married in 1874; children two - Spencer E., and Freddie J. Father,
William B. Smith.

Smith Andrew, p o West Richmondville, farmer, 180 acres, born in Richmondville in 1817; wife Lucinda Mosier, of Schenectady county, married in 1844; children one - John A. Father, John Smith, native of Albany, was soldier in war of 1812, and first settler on farm.

Snyder Edward L., p o Richmondville, attorney and counselor, born in Columbia county June 19, 1839, settled in county January 6. 1869, has been justice of peace and justice of sessions, was graduated at Union College in 1861, and admitted to practice May 5, 1864; wife Estella Decker, married November 12, 1867; children one - Byron W.

Spencer Nirum, p o West Fulton, farmer and painter, born in town February 18, 1841, has been town clerk end collector; wife Albina C. Fellows, married in 1865; children five. Perents, Ambrose and Hannah Spencer. Farm has been in family about forty-five years.

Stevens Ambrose B., p o Richmondville, machinist, born in Durham, Greene County, in 1837, settled in county in 1842; wife Martha A. Ballard, of Williamstown, Oswego county, married in 1861; children one, adopted - Matie L. Father, Obediah Stevens, of Duchess county.

Sutphen Michael, p o Richmondville, farmer, 110 acres, born in Seward July 8, 1836, settled in town in 1849; wife Emeline Rechmire, married in 1847; children nine. Father, Joseph, son of Richard Sutphen, a soldier of the Revolution.

Swain John I., p o Richmondville, farmer, 70 acres, born in Greenbush July 8, 1828, settled in county in 1835, has been assessor; wife Jane Van Alstine. Parents, Isaac and Hannah Swain.

Tanner James, p o No. 362 Ninth street, Brooklyn. tax collector of Brooklyn, born in Richmondville April 4, 1844, read law with Judge William C. LaMont in 1866, was admitted in 1869, elected commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, was deputy collector of port of New York. Soldiers home at Bath was built through his instrumentality. Wife Meroah White, maarried November 17, 1866; children four.

Terrel Stephen A., p o West Richmondville, hop and dairy farmer, born in Richmondville September 12, 1845; wife Florence J. Smith, of town, married in July, 1869; children one - Edith L. Parents, Samuel E. and Julia A. Terrel.

Van Patten Nicholas H., p o Richmondville, hop and dairy farmer, 118 acres, born in Richmondville October 8, 1838; wife Selina Marson, of Summit, married January 12, 1862; children seven. Parents, james and Sarah Van Patten, the former a native of Albany county, was one of early settlers of town in 1833.

Walker James H., p o Cobleskill, farmer and wagon manufacturer, 80 acres, born in present town May 30, 1841; wife jemima Clute, of Saratoga county, married in 1865; children six. Parents, Samuel and Rhoda M. Walker.

Warner Sylvester, p o Warnerville, farmer and saw-mill proprietor, 160 acres, born on present farm January 26, 1844; wife Adaline Hollenbeck, of Gilboa, married March 27, 1869; children one - Marcus D., born January 4, 1870. Father, Jacob D., son of David Warner.

Warner James, p o Warnerville, farmer and owner of saw-mill with Sylvester, 100 acres, born in town April 3, 1831, has been supervisor; wife Adaline Becker, of Wright, married January 23, 1862; children one - Kittie. Parents Marcus and Katie Warner.

Warner Tobias B., p o Richmondville, photographer, born in Richmondville October 11, 1827, settled in village in 1865; wife Lizzie Palmer, of Albany county, married January 9, 1859; children one - Arthur T. Father, Peter, was son of George Warner, the first settler of town.

Warner Tobias L., p o Warnerville, farmer, born in town June 27, 1830, was first excise commissioner of town; wife Jennie Mann, married in October, 1855; children one - Kate H. Father, Jacob D., son of David, the son of George Warner.

Westover Hon. John, p o Richmondville, farmer and dealer in real estate, 600 acres, born in Berkshire county Massachusetts, July 8, 1797, settled in county in 1808, has been justice, member of assembly, supervisor, and judge of Court of Common Pleas, also president of Bank of Richmondville; wife Catharine Miles, of Schoharie, married in 1832.

Woods Henry, p o Richmondville, machinist, of firm of Stevens & Woods, born in Gilboa, was highway commissioner in 1864, and built the iron bridge then; wife Nancy, daughter of Henry Warner, of town, married in 1851. Father, William Woods.

Zeh Thomas W., p o Richmondville, butcher, born in Richmondville August 19, 1829, has been town clerk; wife Calphurnia Groat, married in January, 1854; children living, two - Thomas and Maggie. Father, Chrisjohn, was son of David Zeh, the Revolutionary soldier.

Zeh Thomas W., p o Richmondville, dealer in boots, shoes, and groceries, born in Richmondville March 26, 1830, has been supervisor, county clerk, and justice of the peace; wife Lucinda A. DeGraff, married in 1856; children three - Jennie, John, and Bonnie. Father, John, son of David Zeh.

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