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County, With Personal Statistics.

SHARON

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Anthony John, p o Sharon Centre, farmer, 82 acres, born in Sharon December 13, 1835, settled on present farm in 1838; wife Kate Button, of Montgomery county, married October 26, 1860; children three - Minnie, Frederick C., and Anna A. Father, Christian, son of Jacob Anthony.

Banta Jacob J., p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 85 acres, born on same farm August 11, 1829; wife Mary M. Stam, of Sharon, married February 23, 1870; one daughter - Grace. Father, Jacob, son of Jacob Banta, of Saratoga county, who settled on same farm in 1800.

Baxter John Dewitt, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 75 acres, born on farm adjoining present one in 1836, has been collector; wife Catharine Vroman, married in 1856. Father, Abram Baxter, was son of John Baxter, the first settler on lot 26.

Baxter Mathias, p o Seward, farmer, 124 acres, born in Greene county, November 27, 1830, settled on present farm in 1857; wife Charlotte E. Strobeck, of Seward, married October 28, 1858; children three - Magdalene E., Hiram S., Anna Maria. Father, John, son of John Baxter.

Baxter Lawrence U., p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 132 acres, born on farm adjoining present one August 2, 1814, settled on last farm in 1841, has been assessor; wife Lydia Empie, married November 13, 1838; children five. Father, Uriah Baxter, came from Montgomery county and settled on farm adjoining present one.

Becker Garret, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 185 acres, born on same farm, has been assessor and inspector of elections. Father, Peter Becker, of Albany county, settled on same farm in 1803; wife Elizabeth Mereness.

Bellinger Henry P., p o Sharon, farmer 57 acres, born on farm where father lives April 27, 1847, settled on present farm in 1874; wife Mary E. Parsons, married January 5, 1875. Father, Peter H., son of Henry, the son of John Bellinger, one of the first settlers of the county.

Bellinger Peter H., p o Sharon, farmer, 100 acres, born in Seward. February 4, 1820, settled in town in 1848, has been supervisor two years; first wife Maria Hutton; second Melissa Reynolds; children five - Sarah, Henry, Lydia, Elijah, Elisha. Father, Henry Bellinger.

Berger Lewis C.,p o seward, farmer, 248 acres, born on same farm february 21, 1854; wife Alice Strobeck, married in 1879. Mother, Permelia Berger, adopted daughter of David Becker, who lived on farm 50 years, died there in 1872.

Bergh Seneca, p o Sharon, farmer, 130 acres, born in Schoharie December 4, 1827, settled on same farm in 1857; wife Lucinda Lawyer, married in 1850; children three - Jefferson L., Frank, Mary. Father, David, son of Abraham Bergh.

Borst George, p o Sharon Centre, farmer, 100 acres, settled on farm in 1869; wife Cornelia DeGraff, married October 14, 1867; children two - Cora M., Clark A. Father, David Borst, born March 5, 1805, son of George, one of the early settlers.

Brown Wm. K., p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 190 acres, born in Montgomery county, February 22, 1845; wife Emeline Houghtailing, married in November, 1872; children two - Frank, and Seward Brown. Parents Daniel and Jemima Brown.

Button Phelps, p o Ames, Montgomery county, farmer, 160 acres, born on same farm August 24, 1834; wife Margaret Ann Voorhees, married in December, 1857; children five - Edwin, Charles, Clarence, henry, Lula. Father, Mathias, son of Benjamin Button, a soldier in the Revolution.

Borst John H., p o Sharon Hill, farmer, 160 acres, born in Otsego county, in September, 1824, settled in county in 1827; wife Mary Ann Empie; children three, one - Emma - by first wife; second wife Elizabeth Kitts; children - Catharine M. Wesley D. Father, Henry D., son of David Borst, an early settler in Seward.

Borst Luther, p o Seward, farmer, and dealer in musical instruments, 8 acres, born in Seward, November 23, 1843, settled on present place in 1879; wife Gertrude Berger, married in 1865; one child - Alice. Father, Martin, son of George Borst, an early settler.

Borst David H., p o Seward, farmer, 147 acres, born in Sharon, November 9, 1832, has been overseer of poor; wife Gertrude Somers, married in 1864; children two - Adelphia, Howard. Father, Peter G., son of George Borst.

Borst M. L., p o Seward.

Best George J., p o Sharon Springs.

Collins Alexander, p o Argusville, farmer 76 acres, born in Sharon, October 1, 1844, settled on present farm in 1867; wife Loritta Neville, married in 1867; children two - Julia, Hattie. Parents, Peter and Rebecca Collins.

Collins Peter J., p o Sharon Centre, farmer, 104 acres, born in Sharon, September 28, 1811, settled on farm in 1848; wife Rebecca Ottman, married September 26, 1838; children four - Walter, Alexander, Jeannette, Henry. Father, John, son of Michael Collins, one of the early settlers.

Craig Charles H., p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 113 acres, born in Carlisle, April 30, 1817, settled in Sharon in 1830, has been school commissioner and supervisor; wife Gertrude J., daughter of David Pero, married December 22, 1841; children three - Eleanor M., David I., William H. Father, Redford Craig.

Crounse Henry V., p o Sharon Centre, farmer, born in Albany county, March 27, 1818, settled in county in 1822; wife Clarissa Summers, married in 1844; children two - Wellington, and Alexander. Parents, John and Margaret Crounse.

Coons Alonzo B., p o Sharon Springs.

Crounse Wellington, p o Sharon Centre, farmer, 48 acres, born in Albany county May 27, 1845, settled in county in 1852, and on present farm in 1871, was member of Company K, 142d regiment, N. Y. Vols., in Rebellion; wife Lucinda Ressegieu, married in 1865; children three - Anna, Eva, Stanley. father, Henry V. Crounse.

Dempster William A., p o Sharon Springs, farmer, owns house and lot, born in Albany county October 30, 1832, settled in county in 1870; wife Margaret Wilder; second wife Charlotte E. Stam; children six - George W., Mary J., Harriet O., Mina O., Leonard C., Charles R.

Dillenbeck Yates, p o Argusville, farmer, 204 acres, born in Montgomery county March 27, 1825, settled in county in 1878, has been commissioner; wife Agnes Van Wie, married January 1, 1835; children two - George A., Arie V. Father, George Dillenbeck.

Dockstader Adam A., p o Sharon Centre, farmer, 120 acres, born on present farm March 1, 1820, has been town clerk and justice of peace; wife Sally Winnie, of Cherry Valley, married in 1840; children nine. Father, Adam F. Dockstader, settled on same farm in 1810.

Dockstader Ephraim, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 175 acres, born June 27, 1825; wife Dolly Maria Borst, married in 1855. Father, Marcus, was son of George Dockstader, a soldier of the Revolution.

Dockstader George, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 96 acres, born in Sharon August 25, 1818, settled on present farm in 1860, is railroad commissioner; wife Joanna Simmons, married in 1842; children three - Alvin W., H. Farncelia, Ann Nettie. Father, Marcus Sockstader.

Dockstader Alvin W., p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 106 acres, born in carlisle April 7, 1844, settled on present farm in 1876; wife Ellen Empie, married in 1867; daughter - Joanna. Father, George, son of Marks Dockstader.

Drake Albert, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 100 acres, born in Cherry Valley in 1818, settled on present farm in 1843; wife Elizabeth C. Nash, married in 1840; children six - Cornelia A., Melvin D., Walter K., Helen E., Albert N., Mary V. father, Solomon Drake.

Eldredge Robert A., p o Seward, farmer, 5 acres, born in Montgomery county July 26, 1848, settled in county in 1850; wife Anna C. France, of Seward, married July 1, 1868; children two - Watson and Robert. Father, Robert, was son of Robert the son of Barnabas Eldredge, one of first settlers of Sharon.

Eldredge Henry A., p o Sharon Hill, farmer, born on the John Pinder farm November 1, 1842, settled on present farm in 1844, has been assessor nine years; wife Alvina J. Lehman, married in 1865; children four - Duryea B., Elizabeth, Ellen, Van Ness A. Father, Van Ness, was son of Judge Robert Eldredge.

Eldredge Van Ness, p o Sharon, farmer, born in Sharon July 24, 1819, settled on present farm in 1844; wife Margaret E. Moeller, born January 11, 1824, married January 16, 1839; children five - Henry A., Ogden, John M., Hazelions J., Ellen E. Father, Judge Robert Eldredge.

Eldredge Nelson, p o Sharon Centre, farmer and assessor, 100 acres, born in Sharon May 3, 1824, settled on present farm in 1852; wife Philothe T. Hiller, married October 4, 1843; children three - William H., Fayette S., Percy C. Father, Seth, was son of Barnabas Eldredge.

Empie Myron O., p o Sharon, farmer, 102 acres, born in Sharon, September 29, 1843, settled on present farm in 1870; wife Emma Kling, of Carlisle, married February 23, 1870; children five - Romeyn, Charles, Edgar, Angie, Louis. Father, Gideon, was son of John Empie.

Empie Philip A., p o Sharon Centre, farmer, 115 acres, born in Sharon September 24, 1841, settled on present farm in 1854; wife Rettie Van Zant, of Carlisle, married April 3, 1878; children two - Clarence and Clara. Father, John I., was son of John Empie.

Empie Gideon, p o Sharon Hill, farmer, 375 acres, born on same farm January 31, 1816; wife Susan Kilts, married November 24, 1840; children five - Sophia E., Myron O. L., Martha H., John J. Father, John I. Empie.

Empie Leander, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 130 acres, born in Sharon February 28, 1840, settled on present farm in 1856; wife Elizabeth A. Fritcher, married November 26, 1861; children seven. Father, David Empie, was son of Adam Empie, one of early settlers in Sharon.

Empie Dewitt C., p o Seward, farmer, 106 acres, born on same farm April 26, 1846; wife Kate A. Borst, married June 21, 1871; second wife Julia A. Atkins, married June 30, 1880; children one - May Ethel. Father, Peter Empie, settled on same farm about 1830, was son of Peter Empie.

Engell Moses, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 135 acres, born on present farm September 26, 1814; wife Lucinda Empie, of Sharon, married in 1840; children seven. Father peter Engell, died in December, 1853. Came from Albany county in 1799, built the first gristmill in 1802, built a new mill in 1822. Moses Engell built the present mill in 1869.

Engell Peter J., p o Sharon Springs, farmer 80 acres, born in Sharon December 29, 1824, settled on present farm in 1836; wife Nancy E. Hinds, of Seward, married in 1847; children ten. Father Joseph Engell was son of Peter Engell.

Fethers Daniel, p o Sharon Springs, proprietor of hotel, and has been in same business thirty years, born in Schenectady, February 4, 1807, settled in county in 1818, has been deputy sheriff two terms, constable sixteen years and collector; wife Laura Adams, married October 4, 1829; children four - Charles B., Margaret E., Daniel L., and Ogden H. Parents Aaron and Betsey (Wadsworth) Fethers.

Foland Darwin, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 91 acres, born in Sharon, December 21, 1835, settled on present farm in 1872; wife Sarah Winnie, married October 17, 1855; one daughter - Alice Hone. Father Philip Foland, born in Sharon, where he still resides.

Fonda Andrew M., p o Sharon Springs, grain farmer and hop grower 230 acres, born in Albany county November 6, 1814, settled in county in 1847; wife Catharine Ottman, married in 1843; children five. Parents Jacob I., and Maria (Myers) Fonda, natives of Watervliet, Albany county.

Frederick P.H., p o Cobleskill, manufacturer of spring beds, born in Seward, January 5, 1845; wife Charlotte Empie, of Seward, mrried January 20, 1861; children two - Clara and lee. Parents Henry and Nancy Frederick.

Fritcher David, p o Sharon Centre.

Ganer Christian, p o Sharon Springs.

Gardner John H., p o Sharon Springs, one of the proprietors of Pavillion, senior member of firm of J. H. Gardner & Sons, who own 190 acres of land; born in Troy, June 11, 1813, settled in county in 1843, has been candidate for Congress; first wife Julia Jaques; second wife Almeda T. Landon; children six. Parents, George and Christina gardner. Prior to coming to Sharon Springs, Mr. Gardner was proprietor of the City Hotel on Broadway, which was for fifty years the principal hotel of New York City.

Gardner John H., Jr., p o Sharon Sprngs, one of the proprietors of the Pavillion, born in New York city, October 24, 1840, settled in county in 1843, is president of the village; wife Susan E. McClure, married in 1873; children three. Parents John and Julia (Jaques) Gardner.

Gilbert Eugene, p o Argusville, farmer, 134 acres, born in Sharon, August 29, 1848; wife Janet Collins, married October 9, 1872. Father Norman, son of Richard Gilbert, of Connecticut.

Gilbert Edwin, p o Argusville, farmer, 65 acres, born in Sharon, May 23, 1853, settled on present farm in 1880; wife Melvina C. Schermerhorn, married in 1875. Parents Norman and Jane Ann Gilbert. Grandfather Richard Gilbert.

Hagadorn Menzo, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, and owner of saw-mill, 55 acres, born on part of present farm; wife Charity E. VanSchaick, married October 19, 1864; children two, adopted - Birdsley and Dora. Father Richard, son of Simon Hagadorn, whosettled on part of same farm about 1813.

Hansen Matthew, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 108 acres, born on present farm in 1823; wife Nancy Somers; children three - Marinda, Mary, Lillie. father Richard Hansen, settled in town about 1805, and settled on present arm in 1813.

Harper William, p o Sharon Springs, superintendent of the White Sulphur Spring bath house, born in town September 30, 1840, settled in village in 1855, been interested in bath houses since 1865; wife Julia Like, married in 1861; children two - Addie and Anna. Father George Harper.

Hiller George P., p o Sharon Centre, farmer, 100 acres, born on same farm August 7, 1827; wife Gertrude M. Race, married in 1848; children four - Charles M., Anna E., Lenora, Fenton. Father John D., was son of David Hiller, one of early settlers of town.

Hiller Elijah, p o Sharon Centre, farmer, 88 acres, born on part of same farm March 17, 1833, has been inspector of election; wife Ellen Lane , married in 1859; children five - Julia T., Gifford H., Frank M., William L., John D. Father John Hiller.

Hiller Frederick, p o Sharon Centre, farmer 125 acres, born in Sharon Centre, November 29, 1804, settled on present farm in 1828; has been commissioner of highways; wife Lydia taylor, married in 1823; children two - Philothethia and George F. Father, Frederick Hiller, was son of Frederick, who was killed in battle at Oriskany.

Hilsinger Adam, p o Sharon.

Hoffman Marvin N., p o Sharon Centre, farmer and hop raiser, 30 acres, born in town November 24, 1854; wife Cythera, daughter of Hiram Hummel, married in 1875; children one - Esty B. Father Barnabas Hoffman.

Hoffman Marvin, p o Sharon Centre.

Hone Garrett, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 180 acres, born in Cherry Valley, January 3, 1819, settled in town in 1829, has been supervisor and commissioner of highways; wife Maria Dockstader, married January 5, 1847; children six. Father, Henry, son of Jacob Hone. Grandfather, Blass, settled on same farm about 1800.

Hone Jacob, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 200 acres, born in Sharon, January 11, 1821; wife Sarah Eckerson, married in 1852; children two - J. William, and Orcelia. father, Jacob, son of Jacob Hone.

Horton Avery, p o Sharon Springs, resident, 190 acres land, born in Cherry Valley, Otsego county, November 19, 1812, settled on present farm in 1837, has been commissioner of highways; wife Elizabeth Canniff, of Albany county, married in 1838. Parents, John and Mary Horton.

Hyney James S., p o Sharon Centre, farmer and assessor, 104 acres, born in Sharon, June 4, 1829; wife Mary S. Empie, married in 1851; children two - Ella V., and Charles A. Parents, George and Margaret Hyney.

Hyney Richard, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 90 acres, born at Gilbert's Corners, October 2, 1822, settled on present farm in 1856; wife Almira Race; children six. Father, George Hyney.

Jackson L. H., p o Sharon Springs, attorney and counselor; born in Summit, April 4, 1836, settled in Sharon in 1861, has been president of village, and postmaster; wife Jannie Sharp, married June 29, 1864; children two. read law at Fowler's law school, of Poughkeepsie, and with John H. Salisbury, of Sharon Springs, was admitted to practice in May, 1862, ad to U. S. Dist. Court January 31, 1871.

Jones Delos, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 140p acres, born in Sharon, June 6, 1848, settled on present farm in 1871; wife Libbie Wormoth, of Minden, married in 1871. Father, Benjamin Jones, was first settler on farm, having bought 300 acres in twenty-one deeds.

Kilts Wesley H., p o haron Centre, farmer, 210 acres, born in Carlisle, January 18, 1842, settled on present farm in 1870; wife Mary E. Voorhees, married in 1865; children three - Harvey G., May, Floyd. father, William, son of John, the son of Adam Kilts.

Kilts Peter A., p o Argusville, farmer, 156 acres, born on same farm. Father, Adam Kilts, was born in Palentine, in 1785, died in 1869; wife Margaret Helsinger; children three - Peter A, Catherine, Elizabeth.

Kilts Joshua, p o Sharon Hill, farmer 80 acres, born on same farm, February 14, 1830; wife Catharine Ball; second wife Mary Borst. Father, Conrad Kilts, son of Adam.

Kilts George, p o Sharon, farmer, 85 acres, born on same farm, October 20, 1834, has been overseer of poor; wife Nancy E Borst, married in 1853; children two - Emmett, and Martha. Father, John, son of Adam Kilts.

Kilts Daniel, p o Sharon, farmer, 105 acres, born on same farm, November 7, 1815, has been collector; wife Maria Ball; second wife Nancy Sharp; children five - Daniel F., George H., Edward, Ida, Minnie. Father, Peter, son of Adam Kilts.

LaGrange Leonard, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 123 acres, born on same farm february 23, 1818; wife Lucy Garlock, of Canajoharie, married in 1851; children two - George and Jennie. Parents, Michael and Jane LaGrange.

Lefevre Sifroit, p o Sharon Centre, farmer, 36 acres, born in Quebec July 20, 1817, settled in county in 1837, is postmaster; wife Melissa Driggs, of Fulton, married in 1848; childen one - Roswell T. Parents, Thomas and Angelique Lefevre.

Lehman Leander, p o Sharon Springs, farmer 100 acres, born on same farm February 19, 1837; wife Mary E. Gilborne, married in 1863; children one - Rozell. Father, Peter, Jr., son of Pet Lehman, who settled on farm when it was all woods.

Lehman Stephen, p o Sharon Centre, farmer, 150 acres born in Sharon December 3, 1823, settled on present farm in 1853; wife Jane Webster, born February 20, 1828, married November 5, 1845; children four - Libbie, Ida, Ella, Benne. Father, Benjamin, son of John Lehman.

Lehman Sylvester, p o Sharon Centre, farmer, 175 acres, born on same farm May 16, 1831, has been assessor; wife Mary A. Lane, married October 15, 1851; children eight. Father, Benjamin Lehman.

Lipe Alfred, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, born in Montgomery county June 16, 1837, settled county in 1857; wife Agnes Elizabeth Baxter, married in 1860; children five. Parents, John A. and Catherine Lipe, natives of Montgomery county.

Lipe John, p o Seward, farmer, 125 acres, born in Montgomery county April 6, 1829, settled on presnt farm March 1, 1868; wife Julia Kilts, of Palentine, married June 14, 1853; children six. Father, John A. Lipe.

Loucks Daniel, p o Sharon Hill, farmer and hop grower, 130 acres, born on same farm February 10, 1840, has been justice of peace four years; wife Elvina Darrow, married March 28, 1867; children five. Father, Isaac, son of Daniel, the son of Peter Loucks, one of early settlers.

Low Peter F., p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 45 acres, born in Sharon October 19, 1833, settled on present farm in 1865; wife Mary Vroman, married in 1852; children seven. Father, William, son of Peter Low, and early settler.

Lycker Henry C., p o Argusville, farmer 203 acres, born in Montgomery county September 6, 1821, settled in town in 187, has ben supervisor several terms; wife Sally M. Meilick, married September 22, 1846. Father, CaptainCornelius, son of Colonel Henry, formely a Member of Congress, and a colonel of regiment at Sackett's Harbor.

Lynnk Philip H., p o Sharon Springs, farmer 111 acres, born in Columbia county April 28 1824, settled on farm in 1863; wife Lavantia Ward, daughter of Joshua, who settled on same farm in 1794, married November 26, 1851; children one - Martin. Father, Jacob Lynnk, a native of Clermont county.Martin Lynk was married March 30, 1875, to Anna Belding; children three.

Lynnk Thomas, p o Sharon, Proprietor of Wayside hotel, owns 10 acres land, born in Cherry Valley September 20, 1836, settled in county in 1880, has been assessor; wife Martha Van Valkenburgh, married in 1859; children three - Blanche Isabelle,W. B., and B. T. Parents, Jacob and Christina Lynk.

Mallette Daniel P., p o Sharon Springs, farmer 560 acres, born in Canajoharie, Montgomery county March 9, 1823, settled on present farm in 1869; wife Saloma Hmstreet, married in 1869, children one - jennie. Parents, Philo and Rhoda (Taylor) Mallette.

Mereness Gilbert A., p o Sharon Centre, farmer, 130 acres, born on same farm December 12, 1822, has been assessor; wife Agness Milligan, of Canajoharie, married in 1852; children three - Alice, Harvey, Romine. Father, Abraham, son of Abraham Mereness, who settled on farm in 1786.

Maloney John, p o Sharon, dealer in general merchandise, born in Ireland October 15, 1839, settled in county in 1862, is postmaster; wife Mary Croby, married in 1862; children four - Hattie, Eva, Gracie, Luella. Parents, James and Hannah Maloney.

Neville Grantier,p o Argusville, farmer, 160 acres, born on presxent farm March 28, 1845; wife Eliza M. Hutton, of Cobleskill, married in 1872. Father, John, son of John neville, a native of Sharon.

Ottman John W., p o Sharon, farmer, born in Seward December 4, 1847, settled in tow in 1868; wife Eliza Bellinger, married in 1868; children, five living - henry, Elizabeth, Ferdon, Jay, and an infant. Father, peter W., son of William Ottman.

Ottman Jeremiah, p o Sharon Centre, farmer, 56 acres, born in Sharon October 11, 1836, settled on present farm in 1875; wife Mary J. Low, married June 30, 1859; children seven. Father, Peter W. Ottman.

Ough Daniel, p o Buel, Otsego county, farmer, 134 acres, born in Minden December 19, 1816, settled in county in 1850; first wife Susan Snyder; second wife Catharine Young; children three - Rufus, Mary, Charles. parents, Peter, and Mary Ough.

Pindar John, p o Seward, farmer, 166 acres, born in Otsego county April 29, 1807, settled in county in 1808, has been assessor, highway commissioner and justice; first wife Angelica Sixby; second wife Mrs. Margaret Eldredge; children five - Elizabeth, Catharine, John S., Helen, Emma. Parents, William and Katie (Becker) Pindar.

Planck Wesley C., p o Sharon Centre, farmer, 100 acres, born in Sharon November 3, 1839, settled on present farm April 1, 1864; children two - John P., Sanford E. Parents, John and Mary Ann Planck.

Planck John, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 175 acres, born on same farm January 19, 1813; wife Mary Ann Fritcher, married in 1834, died September 10, 1877; children five. Father, Godfrey Planck, settled on same farm in 1801, was son of Adam Planck who emigrated from germany previous to the Revolution and settled in Johnstown.

Planck Thaddeus W., p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 100 acres, born in Sharon July 9, 1844, settled on present farm in 1871, has been inspector of elections; wife Anna E. Lehman, married June 27, 1865. Father, John Planck.

Pruyn Henry, p o Sharon Centre, farmer, born in Montgomery county October 1, 1812, settled in county in 1864, and on present farm in 1874; wife Ann Putnam, married in 1835; children two - Abraham P., Frances T. Parents, Francis and Tenet Pruyn. Grandfather, Jacob Pruyn, of Albany.

Purcell Thomas C., p o Sharon Hill, blacksmith, farmer and hop grower, 40 acres, born in Parish Ballagret, county of Kilkenny, Ireland, December 25, 1828, emigrated to New York June 27, 1847, settled in county in 1858, and on present farm in 1871; first wife Caroline Carson, married October 7, 1854; children two - Edmund C. and Anna C.; second wife Sarah Ann Cronk, married May 1, 1859; children two - Thomas C. Jr. and Richard H. Thomas C. received at the international exhibition a medal and diploma, the latter dated September 27, 1876, for the best sample of hops. Father, Thomas Purcell, was born on the old homestead in Parish Ballagret.

Rase Casper, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 116 acres, born in Columbia county December 9, 1798, settled in county in 1818, has been assessor, commissioner of highways, and commissioner of schools; wife Magdalen Van Valkenburgh, married in 1823; children nine. Father, William, son of Benjamin Rase.

Ressegieu George F., p o Argusville, farmer, 75 acres, born in Sharon June 2, 1838, settled on present farm in 1856; wife Letitia Montanye, of Charleston, Montgomery county, married in November, 1873; children one - Merie. Parents, John and Eva Ressegieu.

Sauer Christian, p o Sharon Springs, proprietor of Union Hotel, born in Bavaria, Germany, November 17, 1821, came to New York city in 1843, settled in county in 1876, was First Lieutenant company G, 5th Regiment N. G. S. N. Y.; wife Dorotha Bischoff, married in 1850; children seven - Maria, Albert, Matilda, Willie, George, Christian, and Annie.

Sharp Joseph A., p o Sharon, farmer, 154 acres, born in Oneida county August 3, 1814, settled in county in 1830, and on present farm in 1846; wife Maria Wakeman, married in 1842; children five - Mary, Charles, Clara, Eliza, Jedediah. Parents, John and Mary (Wales) Sharp.

Sharp Peter G., p o Sharon Springs, proprietor of Sharon Hotel, also hop dealer and grower, born in town of Sharon, September 4, 1816, has been supervisor and constable; wife Christina, daughter of Marcus Brown; children living four - Mary Jane Jackson, Julia Kilmer, Gertrude A. Smith, and John W. Sharp. Parents John and Eva Sharp.

Shibley Henry Milton, p o Sharon, farmer, 81 acres, born in Charleston, Montgomery county October 8, 1833, settled on present farm in 1866; wife Clara Smith, married in 1866. Parents, Henry and Jane (Frank) Shibley, of Montgomery county.

Simmons Anthony, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 143 acres, born in Sharon October 29, 1808, settled on present farm in April, 1855; wife Julia Ann Adams, married November 25, 1834; children six. Father, Martin Simmons, cleared farm here among early settlers.

Smith Lorenzo, p o Sharon Springs, farmer and lime manufacturer, 158 acres, born in Sharon July 29, 1821, has been overseer of poor; wife Maranda Harper, married in 1842; children ten. Father, Seymour Smith, whose father came here from Duchess county among the early settlers.

Snyder George W., p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 106 acres, born in Delaware county February 15, 1829, settled in county in January, 1866; wife Clarissa Campbell, of Otsego county, married in 1850; children three - Duane H., Dorr R., Alonzo. Parents, John L. and Gety Snyder.

Sommer David, p o Seward, farmer, 90 acres, born in Sharon October 1, 1806, settled on present farm in 1835; wife Julia Ann Van Slyke, Married June 1, 1837; children seven. Father, Nicholas, son of Rev. Peter Nicholas Sommers, who was born in 1709, settled in county in 1742, and died in 1795.

Staley William H., p o Sharon Springs, farmer and assessor, 113 acres, born in Montgomery county August 8, 1819, settled in county April 12, 1833; wife Rebecca Ottman, of Seward, married October 11, 1849; children four - Virginia, Maria A., Wesley, Leslie. Parents, Henry I. and Sally Staley.

Staley James S., p o Ames, farmer and teacher, 90 acres, born in Florida, Montgomery county March 20, 1825, settled in county in 1833, has been commissioner of schools, of highways, and railroad commissioner; wife Ann Eliza Hodge, of Montgomery county, married March 20, 1856; children one - George E. Father, Henry I. Staley.

Staley Valentine, p o Ames, farmer 125 acres, born in Montgomery county January 8, 1815, settled in county in 1832; wife Laney Hone, of Sharon, married in 1846; children four - Mary, Henry, Arabella, Charles. Father, Henry I. Staley.

Staley Alexander B., p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 150 acres, born on samefarm April 16, 1836; wife L. Jane Swift, married in October, 1872. Father, Henry I. Staley, bought farm of J. Cady, and settled here in 1832.

Stevens Edward H., p o Shaon Springs, farmer, 150 acres, born on same farm May 18, 1837; wife Almira Alger, of Canajoharie, married December 29, 1865; children two - Grant and Frank. Father, Edward Stevens.

Snyder Edward P., p o Sharon, farmer, 75 acres, born in Canajoharie May 3, 1843, settled in county in 1877, has been constable; wife Henrietta Buddle, married January 1, 1863; children one - William. Parents, Allen and Lucinda Snyder, natives of Schoharie county.

Stam David, p o Sharon Centre, farmer, 64 acres, born on same farm January 10, 1835, has been collector and excise commissioner; wife Elizabeth Low, of Sharon, married in 1859; children for - Carrie, Jennie, Charles, John. Father, John, son of George Stam, the first settler on farm.

Stratton Nathan W., p o Sharon Springs, merchant, born in Esperance October 12, 182, settled in town in 1846, has been supervisor two years; wife Anna E. Moeller; second wife, Margaret E. Jones; children one - Ethel. Parents, James B. and Peace Stratton.

Taylor John F., Sharon Springs, mechanical engineer, 160 acres of land, born in England October 2, 1826, settled in county April 1, 1878, having come to America in 1847; wife Mary Catto, of England, married in 1855; children one - Sally C. Parents, William and Elizabeth Taylor.

Taylor John F., p o Argusville, daeler in stock and farmer, 90 acres, born in Sharon July 20, 1821, has been commissioner of highways and assessor; children two - Luther S. and Cora. Parents, Luther and Magdalen Taylor.

Vanalstine David H., p o Sharon Hill, keeper of bees, owns house and lot, born in Sharon October 15, 1835, settled in village in 1875, is justice of peace; first wife Catharine Empie; second wife Louisa Weber; children one - Catharine E. Father, Michael Vanalstine, a native of Albany county.

Van Schaick Mary, p o Sharon, milliner, born in Sharon. Father, Joseph W. Van Schaick; wife Betsey Slingerland; children five - Elizabeth, Mary, Catharine, John, Emily.

Van Schaick J. W., p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 76 acres, born in Sharon October 1, 1848, settled on present farm in 1857; wife Emma H. Canary, married in 1876; children two - Myra W., Maud C. Father, L. G. Van Schaick.

Van Schaick Alonzo, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 76 acres, born in Sharon March 11, 1846, settled on present farm in 1857; wife Nancy Planck, married in 1871; children two - Ira and Leon. Parents, Leffert and Dorothy Van Schaick.

Van Slyke David, p o Sharon Hill, retired farmer, 96 acres, born in Sharon March 7, 1817, settled on present farm in 1849, has been assessor, poormaster, and excise commissioner; wife Nancy Empie, married October 29, 1840; children one - Catharine G. The son, Peter Austin, died October 3, 1852, aged ten years and sixteen days. Father, John I., son of John Van Slyke.

Van Valkenburgh Cort, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 126 acres, born in Sharon August 25, 1823, settled on present farm in 1825; wife Catharine Winne, of Cherry Valley, married February 28, 1850. Father, Christian, son of John Joseph Van Valkenburgh, an early settler in town.

Van Valkenburgh Joseph W., p o Sharon Centre, farmer and shoemaker, 15 acres, born in Otsego county March 13, 1849, settled on present farm in 1872; wife Frances Smith, married November 24, 1875. Father, George H., son of Christian.

Van Valkenburgh John J., p o Sharon, farmer, 81 acres, born in Sharon October 26, 1844, settled on farm in April, 1873; wife Sarah Bellinger, married in 1865; children two - Seth J. and Arthur S. Father, John J. Van Valkenburgh.

Van Valkenburgh John J. A., p o Sharon Hill, farmer, 106 acres, born in Sharon January 14, 1802; wife Sophia Smith, married December 23, 1824; children nine. Father, Adam, son of John J. Van Valkenburgh, who was born January 10, 1744, settled on same farm in 1790, died March 28, 1815.

Van Valkenburgh Jacob, p o Sharon, physician and surgeon, owns 15 acres land, born in Sharon June 13, 1839, has been notary public, secretary of eclectic medical society of New York, and a censor of twenty-third senatorial district; wife Harriet Moulton, married April 23, 1861. Jacob read medicine with Dr. William H. Parsons and Dr. J. S. Herrick, attended lectures at Blockly medical college, eclectic medical college of Philadelphia, know as the Paine school, commenced practice in Montgomery county in 1862, at Sharon Hill in 867.

Van Valkenburgh Joseph P., p o Sharon Cente, farmer, 91 acres, born on same farm February 21, 1806. Parents, Peter and Sarah Van Valkenburgh.

Vroman Elizabeth T., p o Seward Station, farmer, 140 acres, born on same farm August 21, 1836; husband John W. Vroman, of Orleans county; children three - Jessie, Willis, L. J. Father, Nicholas N. Moak, a native of Bethlehem, Albany county.

Vroman William L., p o Sharon Springs, farmer and hop grower, 26 acres, born in New Hartford, Oneida countyFebruary 7, 1843, settled in county in 1858; wife Sarah C. Betle, of Carlisle, married April 21, 1881. Parents, Peter and Eliza (Low) Vroman.

Vroman Low, p o Sharon Centre, farmer, 152 acres, born on same farm March 24, 1813; wife Irena Dunburgh, married December 16, 1832; children six. Father, Josiah Vroman, settled on same farm when it was all woods, was son of Albert Vroman.

Vroman Solomon, p o Seward, keeper of bees, 6 acres land, born in Sharon May 22, 1834, came to present residence in 1865; wife Nancy Relyea, married January 27, 1859; children four - William D., Ella, Anna, Eugene. Father, Nicholas, was a son of Josiah Vroman.

Ward Joseph, p o Sharon Springs, farmer, 106 acres, born in Sharon October 2, 1820, settled on present farm in April, 1860; wife Catharine L. Seeley, of Cherry Valley; children one - Estelle. Father, Joshua Ward, settled here in 1794.

Wessel Isaac, p o Argusville, farmer, 117 acres, born in Montgomery county October 15, 1809; wife Phoebe Scott, married in 1831; children eight. Parents, Abram and Cornelia Wessel.

Wood Theodore, p o professor of music, owns house and lot, born in Kingston, Ulster county April 18, 1824, settled in county in 1878; wife Carrie Brower, married April 20, 1875; first wife Helen A. Van Buskirk; children three - Theodore, Jr., Ora Louis, Ida Lola. Parents, William S. and Catharine Wood.

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