JEFFERSON COUNTY NEW YORK

PIONEER ASPINWALL FAMILY


1.SALMON ASPINWALL, the son of Eleazor ASPINWALL and Elizabeth STEELE was born in Norfolk, Litchfield Co., in the northwest corner of Connecticut, 10 Jun 1783. By 1804 he was living in Pawlet, Rutland Co., in the southwest part of Vermont, some 100 miles north of Norfolk. MARY MONTAGUE had been born in Pawlet in 1784. They married there in 1805 and had two children in Pawlet by 1810.

By 1812 they were in Rupert, Vermont, five miles southwest of Pawlet. They had three more children there, and in late 1817 or 1818, moved to Henderson, New York, probably taking with them the parents of MARY, ADONIJAH and MARY (SIMONDS) MONTAGUE. Henderson (150 miles west-northwest of Rupert) was probably a trip of some 200 miles across the breadth of upstate New York to the eastern shores of Lake Ontario. Their youngest child was born there in 1822 and they remained there the rest of their lives, with both SALMON and MARY dying in Henderson in 1856.

According to the census, they resided 3 Aug 1850 in Henderson, Jefferson Co., New York where his occupation at that time was Blacksmith.

An account of ASPINWALL ancestors who were born, married, lived or died in Henderson, Jefferson County, New York: ADONIJAH MONTAGUE was born 1757 in Sunderland, Mass., and MARY SIMONDS was born 1752 in Ware, Mass. They married in Pawlet, Vermont, in 1778 and daughter Mary was born 1784, probably in Pawlet. SALMON ASPINWALLl, born in 1783 in Norfolk, Conn., married MARY MONTAGUE in Pawlet in 1805. Two children, MARY CELINDA and DELATUS MILES ASPINWALL, were born in Pawlet by 1810. Three more children were born in Rupert, Vermont, not far from Pawlet.

About 1817-1818, Salmon moved his family to Jefferson County, New York, where a son was born in 1822. It's possible, perhaps even likely, that Mary's parents, Adonijah and Mary (Simonds) Montague, migrated with them, as they both died in Henderson, Jefferson County, New York; Adonijah in 1828 and Mary in 1831. Salmon and Mary (Montague) Aspinwall also lived out their lives in Henderson, dying there in the 1850's.

Meanwhile, OLIVER BATES and REBECCA HART were married in Shelburne, Mass., in 1782. Their son, CYRUS BATES, was born 1792 in Halifax, Vermont. Also born in Halifax, in 1795, was Lydia Harrington, daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Carpenter) Harrington. In 1813, Cyrus Bates married Lydia Harrington, not in Halifax, but in Henderson, New York. How Cyrus got to Henderson is not known, but at least his father accompanied or followed him as Oliver Bates died in Henderson in 1828. Whether Cyrus' mother, Rebecca (Hart) Bates, accompanied Oliver is unknown. How Lydia Harrington came to be in Henderson is not known, either. Her father apparently died in Halifax, Vermont, but the date is not known. Perhaps her widowed mother moved to Henderson about the same time as the Bates family. Perhaps a lot of things.

Six years after Cyrus and Lydia married in Henderson, daughter Lovina Arminda Bates was born there (1819). Delatus Aspinwall, by then a boy of nine, had been in Henderson for two years with his family. In 1840, he and Lovina were married in Henderson, where they had children Emma, Mary and William. In 1846 they migrated to Farmington, Wisconsin, where more children were born, including Ashley M. Aspinwall.

Thus we have in Henderson, Jefferson County, New York: Adonijah Montague perhaps arrived by 1818, died there 1828; Mary (Simonds) Montague perhaps arrived by 1818, died there 1831; Oliver Bates probably arrived by 1813, died there 1828; possibly Rebecca (Hart) Bates also arrived by 1813 and lived there with Oliver, perhaps she died there; Cyrus Bates married 1813 in Henderson, died there 1839; Lydia (Harrington) Bates married Cyrus there 1813, marriedagain in Henderson 1841, then left town; Salmon Aspinwall arrived about 1818, died there 1856; Mary (Montague) Aspinwall arrived about 1818, died there 1850; Delatus Aspinwall accompanied his parents to town about 1818, married 1840, departed for Wisconsin 1846; Lovina Arminda (Bates) Aspinwall was born in Henderson 1819, married there in 1840, left for Wisconsin 1846.

One mile west of Henderson, near Henderson Harbor, in the eastern reaches of Lake Ontario, is a locale named "Aspinwall Corners." It's likely that Salmon Aspinwall settled in that area, probably as a farmer. Perhaps other Aspinwalls, not yet known of, arrived there before Salmon and enticed him to the area. SALMON died 4 May 1856 in Henderson, Jefferson Co., New York

SALMON ASPINWALL married: 29 Sep 1805 in Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont 4

Mary MONTAGUE, the daughter of ADONIJAH and MARY (SIMONDS) MONTAGUE. MARY was born: 9 Jan 1784 in Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont (maybe). She died: 30 Apr 1856 in Henderson, Jefferson Co., New York.

Children, ASPINWALL:

     2     i   Mary Celinda ASPINWALL Born: 1 Feb 1807 in Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont (prob) 6 Died in Ellisburgh, New York, married Philo HUNGERFORD

     3    ii  Delatus Miles ASPINWALL Born: 9 Aug 1810 in Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont 8 died: 5 May 1888 in Fontanelle, Adair Co., Iowa 8 married (1) Lovina Arminda BATES b. 5 Jan 1819 d. 27 Feb 1884 Married : 15 Jan 1840 in Henderson, Jefferson Co., New York 8 Married: aft 27 Feb 1884 in census (family): __ Sep 1850 in Farmington, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin 9 census (family): 9 Jun 1880 in Farmington, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin, with wife Arminda, daughter Lillian (age 19), and Charles Rill 10 Spouse: Anna H. (Aspinwall) Married: aft 27 Feb 1884 Delatus Miles was born in 1810 in Pawlet, Vermont. About the age of seven he and his family moved to Jefferson County, New York, where he was educated and worked as a mechanic. In 1840 he married Lovina Arminda Bates, and three children were born to them there.

In 1846, Delatus and his family moved to Farmington, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin, where he purchased 40 acres of from the government, which was the first such purchase in that township. Later he added more land where he built a home and raised cattle and horses.

He was a leading and influential man in the community, where he served as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Jefferson County, and was a member of the State Legislature in 1856.

His wife, Lovina, died there in 1884. He then, at the age of 74 or more, married Anna H. _____, a much younger woman. He died in 1888 in Fontanelle, Adair Co., Iowa. Why and when he went there is not yet known. [The Aspinwall Genealogy, Algernon Aikin Aspinwall, Washington, D.C., 1901, and Aspinwall Genealogy, Shirley Patricia Roche Rawlinson, Corvallis, Oregon, 1996.]

     4   iii   Joseph Aikin ASPINWALL born: 25 Jul 1812 in Rupert, Bennington Co., Vermont 8 Died: 24 Oct 1860 in Nunda, Livingston, Co., NY 11 Occupation: 25 Jun 1860 Clergyman 12 Spouse: Frances Maine b. 4 Mar 1812 d. 10 Apr 1891 Married: 5 May 1836 in Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York 11 census (family): 25 Jun 1860 in Nunda, Livingston, Co., NY 13 As a child moved to Henderson, Jefferson, NY, where he became a minister of the Universalist Church.

     5    iv   Hannah Ann ASPINWALL Born: 20 Dec 1814 in Rupert, Bennington Co., Vermont 4 Died: in Henderson, Jefferson Co., New York Hannah was twice married.

     6     v  David Montague ASPINWALL Born: 27 Jul 1817 in Rupert, Bennington Co., Vermont 4 Died: 1858 in 14 Occupation: Blacksmith Spouse: Harriet M. Alden Married: 1843 in Henderson, Jefferson Co., New York (prob) census (family): 3 Aug 1850 in Henderson, Jefferson Co., New York 2

     7    vi   Joel Adonijah ASPINWALL Born: 12 Aug 1822 in Henderson, Jefferson Co., New York 4 Died: bef 2 Jun 1900 in Jefferson Co., Wisconsin 15 Occupation: 25 Sep 1850 Farmer 16,17 Spouse: Sarah E. _____ (Aspinwall) b. abt 1824 Married: abt 1848 in New York Spouse: Mulvina ______ (Aspinwall) b. abt 1834 Married: abt 1857 in Wisconsin 18 Spouse: Florence _____ (Aspinwall) b. __ Sep 1845 census (family): 9 Jun 1880 in Farmington, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin 19 Married: abt 1867 in Wisconsin 20 J. A. Aspinwall, age 57 in 1880, enumerated the census for part of Farmington, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin.

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(1) Algernon Aikin Aspinwall, The Aspinwall Genealogy, 101.
(2) 1850 Federal Census, Henderson, Jefferson Co., New York.
(3) 1850 Federal Census, Salmon, listed as Salma Aspinwall, age 66 and born in Connecticut, is listed as a blacksmith. Daughter Celinda, age 43, born in Vermont, is living with Salmon. Henderson, Jefferson Co., New York.
(4) Shirley Patricia Roche Rawlinson, "Aspinwall Genealogy: The Family of Joel Adonijah Aspinwall and Mary Esther Scofield," Corvallis, Oregon, 1996, pg 2.
(5) Shirley Patricia Roche Rawlinson.
(6) 1850 Federal Census, Salmon, listed as Salma Aspinwall, age 66 and born in Connecticut, is listed as a blacksmith. Daughter Celinda, age 43, born in Vermont, is living with Salmon. Henderson, Jefferson Co., New York.
(7) 1850 Federal Census, Salmon, listed as Salma Aspinwall, age 66 and born in Connecticut, is listed as a blacksmith. Daughter Celinda, age 43, born in Vermont, is living with Salmon. Henderson, Jefferson Co., New York.
(8) Algernon Aikin Aspinwall, The Aspinwall Genealogy, 152.
(9) 1850 Federal Census, In the home with Delatus (41, a farmer with $5000 in real estate) were Arminda (31), Emma H. (f, 9, b. NY), Mary C. (f, 6, b. NY), William H. (m, 5, b. NY), Lydia C. (f, 3, b. WI), Joel A. (m, 1, b. WI), Franklin Matthews (21, a farmer, b. NY), Lydia Salden? (54, b. VT), and Lansing Bates (19, farmer, b. NY).
(10) 1880 Federal Census.
(11) Algernon Aikin Aspinwall, The Aspinwall Genealogy, 153.
(12) 1860 Federal Census, J. A. Aspinwall, age 47, is listed as a clergyman. Nunda, Livingston Co., New York.
(13) 1860 Federal Census, Nunda, Livingston Co., New York.
(14) Henderson town site on Jefferson Co., New York, Internet site on Rootsweb.com; "A Child's Gazeteer of Jefferson County-Town of Henderson.".
(15) 1900 Federal Census, Florence Aspinwall, age 54, living in Koshkonong, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin, a widower, with daughter Mabel, age 25. E.D. 142, Koshkonong, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin.
(16) 1880 Federal Census, Farmington, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin; E.D. 165, page 5 or 42.
(17) 1850 Federal Census, Farmington, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin; 25 Sep 1850.
(18) 1860 Federal Census, Eldest child of J. A. Aspinwall and wife, Melvina, is Sarah, age 2, born in Wisconsin. Farmington, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin; pg 142.
(19) 1880 Federal Census, In June 1880, the household of J. A. Aspinwall, age 57, included his wife Florence, age 34, and children Wade W. (son, 19), Arthur
(12), Alice (10), Mabel (5), Lulu (3), and Daisy (1). Farmington, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin; E.D. 165; pg 15 (stamped 47).
(20) 1870 Federal Census, Eldest child of J. A. and Flora is Arthur, age 2, born in Wisconsin. Farmington, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin; page 16, Post Office: Hebron.

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