CHILD'S GAZETTEER OF JEFFERSON COUNTY
TOWN OF CAPE VINCENT



The following family group descriptions are adapted from Hamilton Child's "Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N.Y.", published in 1890. The families are arranged alphabetically by township, and wherever possible, a link has been made to a Jefferson County Pioneer. We welcome any corrections and additions to the information presented.

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FAMILY SKETCHES

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Henry Ainsworth, a Revolutionary soldier and native of Vermont, married Hannah Troop and their children were Judah, Henry, Danforth, Avery, Sarah, and Willard. The latter was born in St. Albans, Vermont, in 1792 whence he removed to Cape Vincent soon after his marriage where he died in 1865. He was a farmer, served in the War of 1812, and was supervisor of this town for nine consecutive years. He represented the town of Lyme at the time of the division of the town setting off Cape Vincent. He married Sally, daughter of Nathan Green and their children were born as follows: Cordon D., born in 1833; Fanny M., 1817; Mary S. 1819; Sidney W. 1821; Eliza H. 1823; Henry G. 1825; Judah H. 1827; Willard Jr., 1830; and Sarah G. 1836. Willard, Ainsworth Jr. was born where he now resides. He married Mary C., daughter of Martin and Lucy (Colbrun) Herrick, of Clayton and their children were born as follows: Nellie H., 1859; Cordon E., 1860; Emma G., 1863; Elton E., 1865; Sally G., 1869; and Mary W., 1877. Mr. Ainsworth was deputy collector in the custom- house for four years. Judah H., son of Willard was born in this town and here married Phebe E., daughter of Azariah and Catherine (McGregor) Baird by whom he had children as follows: Ida M., Gertrude C., Fanny M., and Helen. He was a farmer, merchant, and dealer in live stock and died April 12, 1872 aged 44 years. His widow survives him at the age of 55 years, and resides in Cape Vincent village. Their daughter Fanny M. married Henry Marks, lumber dealer of Cape Vincent, and they have one daughter, Fanny E.

Alexander Armstrong, of Ireland cane in America and to this town in 1828 subsequently removing to Millen's Bay where he died at the age of 76 years. He married Annie Armstrong, also of Ireland, and their children were Mary, Margaret, Sarah, John, William, Christopher, and Alexander. His son, John, born in this town married Elizabeth, daughter of William and Hannah (Moore) Stowell, by whom he had five children, viz.: William, Annie, Robert, Brayton, and Charles. He is now a farmer on road 49, where he has resided 18 years. He has the confidence of his townsmen, and has held the office of assessor for six years. His son Charles is a general merchant at Cape Vincent village, of the firm of Burdick & Armstrong.

Eurer Aubertine, a native of Blandfontaine, France came to Cape Vincent in 1831 and there died aged 48 years. He married Margaret, daughter of Frank Grevet, of France, by whom he had children as follows: Jerome, Augusten, Mary, Margaret, Elizabeth, Clotilda, Anastharie, and Francis. The latter came to this town in 1830 was born in France where he married Fanny Jenney who bore him five children, viz.: Mary, Victor J., Catherine, Margaret, and Annette. Victor J. married Harriet, daughter of Xavier and Elizabeth (Cornaire) Swallia, of Cape Vincent, by whom he has one daughter, Mary L. and resides on the homestead farm on road 24. Augusten Aubertine, son of Euger, came to Cape Vincent with his father. He married Mary, daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Dillenbeck) Lawyer, of Brownville and their children are Nicholas L., Euger A., and Clarence. He has occupied his present farm on road 19 for 22 years. Euger A. married Emeline A. Edus of this town and they have two children, Mary and Myrtle.

Jerome Aubertine, son of Euger, a native of France, removed to America in 1830-31 and located at Cape Vincent where he now resides. He married Mary, dau of John and Margaret (Jacco) Branch, also a native of France and their children are John, Theodore, Victor, Lewis E., and Amelia. Their son Lewis E. who was born here married Elizabeth, daughter of John and Catherine (Rhinogle) Constance and their children are Cornelia, Lewella, and Walter L.

Peter Bartholomew, who served in the battle of Waterloo under Napoleon, was a native of France and settled in Watertown. He died in Cape Vincent at the age of 85 years. His wife, Marian, bore him one son, Joseph, who was born in France and came to Jefferson Couty with his father, and now resides in Cape Vincent. He married Margaret, daughter of Simeon and Frances Cornaire by whom he has had seven children, viz: Peter, Frank, Mary J., Emily, Hattie, Louis, and Joseph. His wife died in 1881 aged 52 years. His daughter Emily mar Paul Goodfriend of Cape Vincent. He has resided in this town 40 years.

William Bates, son of Fairhall and Mary Bates, was born in 1772, and died in 1852. His wife, Ruth was born in 1775, and died in 1828. Of their 13 children, Samuel Bates, son of William, of Kent, England, was born in Kent in 1797. He immigrated to this country and located in Montgomery County, but after 10 years he came to Cape Vincent in 1841, where he died in 1874. He married Sarah M., daughter of William Campbell, of England, who died October 1867 aged 67 years. Their children were Salina M., William, Samuel I., Sarah M., Nathan R., Margaret R., James J., and Charles H. The latter was born in Swinethorp, Lincolnshire, England and came to America with his father. He married, first, Christian, daughter of Casper and Elizabeth (Bellinger) Loadwick, of Cape Vincent, by whom he had children as follows: Sarah M., Joseph H., Casper L., Samuel C., Frederic J., Wealtha A., Elizabeth L., William F., and C. Hayden. He married, second, Nora, daughter of Martin and Mary (Hines) Nugent, of Theresa, who bore him children as follows: Martin A., John E., Kate, Christian, and Ilanda. Ten of his children are living. James J. Bates, son of Samuel was born in this town. He married Altheus, daughter of Christopher and Eunice (Johnson) Flander of Lyme and and their children are James E., John W., Addie M., Adelbert R. and Lewis C. They occupy the farm settled by his father, known as the Lake View farm, where Mr. Bates was born and has always resided. Samuel Bates was born in England and came to Cape Vincent with his father. He married Caroline, daughter of Casper and Elizabeth (Bellinger) Loadwick, of Watertown, and their children are Isabelle, Frank L., Emma E., Tunis I., and George G. They reside on road 63, in this town. Joseph H. Bates, sone of Charles H., married Maggie, daughter of Edwin and Eleanor (Wood) Gray of this town, and they have two children, Zelmia E. and McComb. He is a farmer on road 62, where he has resided 13 years.

Jacob Bechert was born in Germany, and died there in 1848 aged 32 years. He married Mary Mattileng and their children were William, Lena and George. The latter was born in Germany and in 1854 came to Cape Vincent, where he now resides. He married Victoria, daughter of Adolph Majo and his children are Alice and Emma. He served in the late war in Co. B, 1st Ill. Lt. Art., three years, was honorably discharged at the close of the waar, and is now drawing a pension. He participated in the Battles of Chickamauga, Rosicoca, Dalton, Kinnery Mountain, Mariette, and Atlanta, and at the time of Lee's surrender was in Madison hospital, in Indiana.

Daniel Beedle, a German, came to this country in 1756, and located in New York city. He was 10 months old when he arrived, and was sold for his passage over. He subsequently removed to Allensburgh, Vt. He married Polly, daughter of Coonrod Bright, and their children were John, Peter, Garret, Betsey, Elmer, Polly, Margaret and Sally. He died in Canada at the age of 80 years. His wife died at the age 46 years. Garret Beedle, his son, was born in Vermont and in 1826 came to Cape Vincent where he now resides, the oldest man living in the town, aged 95 years. He married Julia, daughter of John and Huldah (Gaines) Jay of Herkimer County, and their children are Wallace and Clotilda. His wife died in 1872 aged 70 years. He occupies a farm on road 6.

Fidelis Beringer, of Baden Germany, married Catherine Emberry who bore him seven children of whom Jacob, born in Baden, immigrated to America in 1828, and located in Albany, N.Y. where he engaged in business as a wholesale jeweler. In 1842 he came to Cape Vincent, and died there in 1886 aged 80 years. He married Gertrude, daughter of Philip and Gertrude Burdux, of Albany, who was a native of Germany and they had children as follows: Catherine, Gertrude, Caroline C., Emma, Loiusa, Mary, Bertha, and Jacob F. The latter married Mary J. Owens, of Picton, Canada where he now resides. Gertrude married Charles Barling, of Napanee, Canada and they have two children, Mary G. and James R. Jacob Beringer was a Royal Arch Mason for 30 years, and was one of the founders of the Masonic Lodge in Cape Vincent. He was a magistrate, and was postmaster for eight years. As a citizen, he deserved the exalted reputation universally accorded him for sterling integrity. He was warden of St. John's Church for many years.

Joseph Block, of Germany, died there in 1841 agd about 88 years. His son Samuel died in Germany in 1833, aged 46 years. Samuel's wife, Judith, died in New York City in 1873 aged 81 years. They had 9 children, viz.: Rosetta, Herman, Sophia, Rebecca, Morris, Sarah, Adolph, Henry, and Sigmund. The latter was born in Floss, Germany, in 1812 in 1846 came to this town, where he now resides. He married first, Lucy, daughter of John Niles of Cape Vincent, and second, Mary, daughter of Samuel Lyle, of Watertown. He was a merchant for 44 years, and is now retired and resides iin Cape Vincent. His son, Sidney S., his only child by his first wife, is a telegraph operator, in which business he has been engaged 18 years.

James T. Borland, son of James, was born in Montgomery County, and in 1815 came to Cape Vincent with his father, who was one of the first settlers of the town. He died in this town in 1832 aged 42 years. His wife was Rachel Wagner, of Cape Vincent and their children were Cordelia, Clarissa, John K., and James T., Jr. The latter, who was born in this town, married first, Hannah, daughter of Silas Kelsey, and their children were Nellie E., Dwight M., and Wilber P. He married second, Mary, daughter of John and Bridget (Murphy) Niland of Saginaw, Mich., and they have two children, James T. Jr, and John N. and reside at Cape Vincent village where he holds the office of justice of the peace.

John Francis Bourcy, of France, came to Cape Vincent in June 1831, where he died in 1850 aged 72 yrs. He married Mary Barbery Barbalen, of France, by whom four children. Francis H., his son, came to Cape Vincent with his father when 19 years of age. He married Margaret Edus, daughter of Simon of this town, and their children are Stephen, Mary, John, Peter, Louis, Annette, Eugene, and Joseph H.. The latter, who was the eldest son, married, first, Mary J., daughter of John B. and Julia Morro Bisha by whom he had one daughter, Mary. He married, second, Catherine, daughter of Francis and Frances (Jeanlet) Aubertine of this town and by her had three children, viz.: Francis V., George S. and Kate. Mr. Bourcy is now a general merchant at Rosiere. He was proprietor of the Broadway Hotel at Cape Vincent for two and a half years. He has been assessor three years.

John Branch was born in Rosiere, France, whence the village of Rosiere in this town derives its name. He came Jefferson County in 1829 and first located in the town of Le Ray, but after two years he removed to this town and located in Rosiere. In 1858 he removed to Illinois where he died at the age of 85 years. He married Margaret Jacko, of France who bore him six children. Simeon, the eldest son, came to Rosiere with his father and still resides here. He married Ann, daughter of John F. and Mary B. (Barbelin) Bourcy, of Cape Vincent by whom he had seven children, viz.: Margaret, Mary, Anna, Louis, Geneva, John, and Achille. The latter, who was born in the village of Rosiere, married first Margaret, daughter of John and Mary Stumpf, and had their children are Louis, Gustavus, Simeon, Mary and William J. He married, second, Harriet, daughter of Francis and Frances (Cornaire) Vautrin and they have one daughter, Frances, and reside in this town.

Absolom Brewster, born in Massachusetts, removed to Cincinnati, O. about 1820, and died there. His son Thomas A., born in Massachusetts, at the age of 15 years came to Jefferson County and located in Henderson, where after 15 years he removed to Potsdam, N.Y. where he died in 1865 aged about 65 years. He married Cordelia, daughter of William and Ruth (Fobes) Horr, of Henderson by whom he had four children, viz.: Almira, Hiram, Amanda and Thomas M. The latter was born in Henderson, and in 1852 came to Cape Vincent, where he now resides. He married Ellen M., daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Morgan) Lacy by whom he has had children as follows: Mary E., Wayne B., Alonzo and Alphonso, twins (deceased), Winfield H., Olive A., Viola N., and Myra A. Thomas M. Brewster is a carpenter and ship builder. Mary Brewster married Jerry W. Cough of Cape Vincent, and their children are Jennie B., Guy H., Roy M., Floyd, Wayne B. and Eleanor M. They reside in Appleton, Wis. Olive A. Brewster married Charles H. Foster of Cape Vincent, and they have one daughter, Nina who resides in this town. Wayne B. Brewster married Etta R. Stephens and Winfield H. married Genetta A. Smith. The latter have two children. Isaac Lacy, father of Mrs. Thomas M. Brewster, served in the War of 1812 and was wounded in the battle of Sackets Harbor. He was born in Pennsylvania and died in Rochester, N.Y., at the age of 40 years. His wife died in Henderson at the age of 55 years.

Sheffield Burdick, son of Adam and Eliza (Moore) Burdick, was born in the town of Lyme and in 1870 located in Cape Vincent, where he now resides. He married Sobrinia, daughter of Libbeus and Charlotte (Sandford) Hewitt, and their children are Adah E., Geraldine S., Dette M., Ada E., Byron S., Mary B., Kittie R., and Fred L. The latter, who was born in the town of Lyme, is a general merchant in Cape Vincent, of the firm of Burdick and Armstrong. Sheffield Burdick has served as deputy custom house officer, and as assessor.

James Burnett, of Connecticut, a Revolutionary soldier, died at the age of 84 years. He married Chloe Martin and of their 11 children, David located in Gouverneur N.Y. in 1820 and 12 years later removed to Cape Vincent where he died in 1875 aged 77 yrs. He married Asemath, daughter of Uriel and Sarah (Hammond) Mosley, of Hampton, Conn., by whom he had children as follows: James G., Clinton D.C., Elisha G., John P., Theodore W., Corneilia A., and Uriel M. His widow survives him at the age of 89 years, and has 14 great-grandchildren. Uriel M. Burnett was b. in Gouverneur and in 1839, at the age of 17 years, located in this town on road 4 where he now resides. He married Almira, daughter of George and Mary (Gordinier) Simmons, of Fredericksburg, Canada and they have three children, viz: Anna A., Theodore W., and Clarence E. He served in the late war in Co. M, 10th N.Y.H.A., six months, was disabled, and is now drawing a pension.

Ashbell Burnham, son of James, was born in the town of Northampton, Mass. whence he removed to Kingsbury, Washington County where he died in 1835 or '36, aged 62 years. He married Lydia A. Agrins of Staten Island , N.Y. and they had 13 children of whom Calvin was born in Kingsbury, N.Y. and in 1861 located in Cape Vincent where he died December 31, 1873 aged 65 years. He followed the dual occupation of farmer and wagonmaker. He married Orenda, daughter of Amos and Anna (Kimball) Lucas and their children are Edwin S., Alfred G., Frances A., Charles H., and Erastus K. The latter was born in Kingsbury and in 1854 came to this town where he now resides. He is a dealer in grain and owner of the elevator at Cape Vincent, where he has been engaged since he located in the town. He is president of the Bank of Cape Vincent, which was organized in 1885

Handley Bushnell, an Englishman, died in Saybrook, Conn. He married Zuba Bishop and of their three children, Joshua, born in Saybrook, Conn., removed to Fairfield, Herkimer County, N.Y., where he died at the advanced age of 94 years. His wife was Azaba Willard of Saybrook, Conn. and they had children as follows: Abigail, Bishop, George, Betsey, Joseph, Nancy, and Dr. Handley W. The latter was born in Fairfield in 1799. He resided in LaFargeville 25 years and in 1850 removed to Cape Vincent, where he died in 1867 aged 68 years. He was an able allopathic and homeopathic physician and surgeon, and was a graduate of the Fairfield Medical College. He practiced in Cape Vincent with marked success until his death. He married Sarah, daughter of Augustus and Hetcha (Wilcox) Potter, of Steuben, Oneida County and their children are Sarahette (Mrs. G. F. Bartlett) and Handley N., a physician of Cape Vincent. Mrs. Bushnell survives at the great age of 90 years.

Levi Carey, a native of Massachusetts served in the Revolutionary war until its close. He was at the battle of Bunker Hill, at New York City at the time of its surrender to the British, at the battle of Trenton, and at Valley Forge. He died in Oswego, N.Y., about 1838, aged 90 years. His wife, Ruth Goodrich, bore him nine children. His son Zenas was a captain in the War of 1812. He was born in New Hampshire, in 1790, and soon after 1800 located in Brownville, in this county, and finally removed to Lyme, where he died at the age of 73 yrs. He married Olive, daughter of Reuben Brown, of Windham Co., Vt, by whom he had seven children, viz.: Caroline, Newell, Morris, Eveline, Louisa, Rosalthe, and Charles B. The latter, who was born in Richland N.Y., removed to Lyme in 1847, and in 1866 came to Cape Vincent. He mar Lydia, daughter of Thomas and Harriet (Bunce) Tarbell of this town and their children are Olivett, Laura M., Lydia T., Emma L., and Florence M. He is a general merchant and postmaster at St. Lawrence village, where he has been four years. He served in Co. L, 10th N.Y.H.A., three years, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war.

Jeremiah Carrier, a Rev. War soldier, was born in Connecticut whence he emigrated to Steuben, Oneida Co., N.Y. among the early settlers, where he died at the age of 86 years. He married a Miss Ball and they had two children, Seymour and Jerry. The latter was born in West Springfield, Mass. in 1789. He studied medicine and graduated at Fairfield, N.Y. and located at Alexandria Bay where he practiced his profession several years. He served in the War of 1812 and finally located in Cape Vincent , where he was a collector of customs. He died in Detroit, Mich while on a visit, in 1878, aged 87 years. He married Abie A. Potter, of Floyd, Oneida County, who died in 1877 at Cape Vincent, aged 87 years. Their children were Albert E., Sarah A., Helen, and Augustus. The latter was born in Floyd, Oneida County and came to this town with his parents. He subsequently removed to Detroit where he remained 25 years but returned to Cape Vincent. He has been a dealer in ship timber at the latter place and Detroit. He married Fanny M., daughter of Willard and Sally (Green) Ainsworth and their children were Albert E., Mary E., and Byron A..

Hondro Chavoustie was a native of France and died there at the age of 87 years. His children were Julia, John, and Louis. The latter was born in France and died there aged 76 years. His wife, Catharine Sayles, bore him eight children, viz.: Henry, Eugene, Levi, Charles, Mary, Julia, Frances, and Louis. The latter, a native of Cape Vincent, married Nora, dau of Patrick Sweney and their children are Louis E., John A., Henry H., Mary L., Nellie and Caroline, and is now a resident of Cape Vincent, on road 50, where he has resided 30 years.

John D. Clark, a native of Schenectady, N.Y., died at Barnes Corners, Lewis County aged 70 years. He married Margaret Nessell, of Steuben County, by whom he had six children, viz.: John D., Margaret, Sophia, Rachel, Charles, and Christopher. The latter, who was born in Cape Vincent, married Arzelia, daughter of William and Helen (Van Valkenburg) Brougham and their children are Willie, Winfield, Lulu, George, and Arzelia. He enlisted in the late war in Co. M, 10th N.Y.H.A., for three years or during the war and was honorably discharged. He was wounded at Fort Richmond, Staten Island, and at the time of Lee's surrender was a wound-dresser in the hospital at Washington. He now resides in this town and is drawing a pension.

Terry Connall, who died in Queens County, Ireland at the age of 86 years, married Catherine Wyers and had four children, of whom Richard married Mary Byrne and they had three children, viz.: Daniel, Mary and Terry. The latter emigrated to Cape Vincent in 1824. He married Sally, daughter of John and Demarius (Foot) Lasalle, of Montgomery County, and their children were Mary, John H., Charles M., Richard T., William, Caroline, James E., and Salinda. He now resides on road 20 in this town where he has been located 47 years. His son, Richard T., a native of Lyme, married Adaline, daughter of Xavier and Julia Colon and their children are Maryette J., and Richard T.

Lawrence Constance was a native of Germany, whence he immigrated to Cape Vincent where he died. His wife, Elizabeth bore him seven children, viz.: Lawrence, Jr., John, Fred, Catharine, Elizabeth and two who reside in the west. Lawrence Jr., was born in Germany and in 1840 came to this town with his father and located in the French settlement. He married Barbara, daughter of John and Elizabeth Smithling, of Clayton, by whom he had eleven children, viz.: Elizabeth, Mary, Theresa, Lawrence, Helen, Edward, Katie, Joseph, Emma, William and John F. He is a farmer in this town. His son John F. is a merchant in Cape Vincent.

John Cornaire, of Rosiere, France, came to Cape Vincent in 1831 and now resides here at the age of 76 years. He married Margaret, dau of Euger and Margaret (Grevet) Aubertine and his children are John N., Harriet, Lestesia A., Frank, James, Julius S., and Louis. The latter, a native of Cape Vincent, married Belle, daughter of Hiram H. and Chestina (Huntley) Herrick, of Lyme and they have two children, George and Jasper. He is a farmer and cheesemaker and resides on road 25, in this town. John N. Cornaire, eldest son of John, married Paulina, daughter of Victor and Julia M. (Valdenaire) Gilbert, a native of France, and their children are Julia M. and Ernest J. The first frame barn in this part of the town were built by one Van Hooser, on the farm now occupied by Mr. Cornaire, and in which Methodists held their first meetings.

Simeon Cornaire, of Rosiere, France, came to Cape Vincent in 1830 and died here in 1862 aged 74 years. He married Frances Akean, of France by whom he had children as follows: Ann, Jenette, Frances, Margaret, Eupazie, Frank, Claude J., and Marcelle. The latter was born in France and came to Cape Vincent with his father, and was here engaged in the grocery business for many years. He married Frances, daughter of John B. Simard, of France and their children are Annette, John P., Frank, Mary M., Emily, and Marshall S. They reside in this town, he at the age of 74 years and his wife at the age of 68. Marshall S. Cornaire is a merchant at Cape Vincent.

Adam Cratensburg, son of Conrad was a native of Johnstown, NY, where he died. He served, with two of his brothers, in the Revolutionary war. He was the father of six children. His son John A. was born in 1793. He removed to Town of Wilna, in this county, where he died in 1867. He married Mary, daughter of John Grems, of Minden, Montgomery County, by whom he had children as follows: Henry, Margaret, Conrad, Anna M., Andrew, Abram M., and Adam I. The latter was born in Johnstown, April 6 1817, and in 1866 came to Cape Vincent as lighthouse-keeper at Tibbets Point. He married Ethel A., daughter of Calvin and Charlotte (Niffins) Averill, of Watertown, in 1838 by whom he has children as follows: Cassius H., a resident of Chehuahua, Mexico, Charlotte M., Phebe L., John C., Ada A., Ellen E., Charlotte A., Wilton A., Amelia M., and May B. and Bell M. (twins). Mr Cratsenburg served two years in Co. I, 35th N.Y. Inf., and reenlisted for three years, or during the war, in Co. M.15th N.Y.H.A. and participated in the battles of Rappahannock Station, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court House, and Cold Harbor. He was captured and confined in Libby preisonb for two months and was discharged January 20, 1865 and is now a pensioner.

Joseph Cross, son of Joseph, was born in Swanzey, NH and in 1819 came to Cape Vincent where he followed the occupation of tanner, currier and shoemaker, dying here at the age of 50 years. He married Marion, daughter of Jonathan and Betsey Whitcomb, of Swanzey, and their children were Emily, Horace, Frederick, Jane, 1st, Jane, 2nd, and Francis A. The latter was born in Swanzey, and came to Cape Vincent with his father, and still resides here. He married Loiusa, daughter of Eli and Hannah (Squires) Frink, January 8, 1840, by whom he has four children, viz.: Juliett, Isaac T., Byron F., and Mary L. He has been a resident of this town for 70 years; is now with 73 years of age and his wife is 70. He is cashier of the Bank of Cape Vincent, which position he has held four years.

Abram Cuppernull, son of Abram, was born in Springfield, Mass., whence he removed to Clayton, where he died in 1885 aged 77 years. He married Chloe, daughter of David Gardner, of Sackets Harbor, by whom he had the following children: Edward, Anson, David, Elizabeth, Byron, Chloe A., and George. The latter was born in Gouverneur in October 1831. He married Alvira, daughter of Elihu and Phebe (Huntley) Dean, of Clayton and they have one daughter, Eva E. (Mrs. Wells Moffatt), of Lyme, who has three children--Eva, George D., and Gracia A.

Benjamin Davis, a native of Wales, immigrated to this country and located in Montgomery County, N.Y. During the War of 1812 he chartered a vessel and loaded it with "brogans," which he intended to sell to the British government, but which was captured and confiscated by the American army. He reared a family of 10 children. His son, Henry S. Davis was born in the town of Florida, Montgomery County, and now resides at Mt. Pleasant, Mich. He married Catharine Osborn and their children are Alonzo D., John H., Melissa M., Permelia J., and Richard A. The latter, who was born in Montgomery County, came to Cape Vincent in 1873. He married Lydia, daughter of Edward and Mary Ann (Brooks) Brook, of Belleville, Canada and their children are Burt A., Edward A., Richard A., Jr., and Allen S. Mr. Davis enlisted in Co. H, 11th U.S.Inf. for three years or during the war, and participated in the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court House, before Petersburg, and in front of Richmond. He is now practicing law in Cape Vincent, and is a pensioner.

Casimere De Camp, son of Joseph, a native of France, immigrated to New York City, where he resided 14 years. In 1846 he located in Rosiere in this town, and here died in 1880 aged 74 years. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Martin and Elizabeth Bree and they had three children, viz.: Emeline, John, and Alice. His widow survives him, and resides in this town at the age of 71 years.

Ramy P. Dezengremel, a native of France, immigrated to America and in 1835 located in Cape Vincent and cleared a farm. In 1858 he returned to France on a visit, and died there at the age of 74 years. He married Mary, daughter of Wyzan Felicity, and their children were Ramy and Francis P. The latter was born in France and came to this country with his father when 16 years of age. He married Mary S., daughter of Frank and Theresa (Souden) Boulon and they had three children, viz.: Eugene (deceased), Charles, and Frank. Mr. and Mrs. Dezengremel reside in this town, aged respectively 69 and 67 years. He has been an industrious farmer and now owns five farms in this town. Ramy Dezengremel was born in France in 1813 and came to this town with his father, Ramy P., in 1835 and died in here October 19, 1888 aged 76 years. He married, first, Melina Delaplace, of France, in 1844, and they had one son, Louis R. He married, second, Mrs. Bettie H. Hassler, of Cape Vincent, daughter of Samuel and Eleanor (Bayly) Hanson of Washington, D.C. who survives him at the age of 66 years. He was a prosperous farmer and a staunch Democrat, and was an assessor many years. Louis R. Dezengremel was born in this town. He married Esther, daughter of John B. and Rose (Cocagne) Grapotte by whom he has three chilfren, viz.: Marion C., Estelle R., and Alfred L. He resides on the homestead farm. Frank Dezengremel, son of Francis P., married Harriet J., daughter of Joseph and Cornelia (Calvin) Crevolin and their children are Edna M., and Raymond F. He is a grocery merchant at Cape Vincent, where he has been located six years. Charles Dezengremel, son of Francis P., married Clarissa A., daughter of Charles A. and Genevieve (Branch) Gosier and their children are Charles E., Sadie G., and Walter E. and Wallace F. (twins). He is a farmer.

Elisha P. Dodge, son of Thomas, was born in Rhode Island. He came to Cape Vincent in 1817 among the early settlers and here resided until his death, in February, 1864, aged 63 years. He married Olive, daughter of John and Eliza (Rathbun) Tunnicliff, of this town, and they had children as follows: Edwin T., Eliza R., Mary A., Adelaide D., Lorenzo E., Flora R., and Emogene O. Flora R. married Isaac T. Cross, of Cape Vincent, and they have two children, Beula L. and Frank D. Mrs. Olive Dodge survives her husband on the homestead farm at the age of 81 years. Eliza R. Dodge married Henry L. Fox, son of Henry and Lydia (Tracy) Fox and they have one son, Edward D. The latter, a native of Watertown married Cornelia, daughter of Joseph and Cornelia (Calvin) Crevolin and they have six children, viz.: Frederick C., Kate A., Ned R., Maria R., Delno H., and Edwin T. He is proprietor of the St. Lawrence Hotel at Cape Vincent.

Emmogene O. Dodge married Capt. P.L. Millen, son of Henry Millen, of Millen's Bay, February 22, 1870 and their children were Leonard, who died in November, 1871, Maude E., Flora M., Marian E., and Panzie F. In 1869 they removed to Detroit Mich., and in 1884 to Romeo in the same state, where they now reside. Mr. Millen is captain of the steamer Iron Duke, plying between Duluth, Minn., and Buffalo, N.Y.

Thomas Dodge was born at Block Island, RI and in 1813 came to Cape Vincent where he resided until his death in 1831 aged about 64 years. His wife was Willoby King. His son David, a native of Block Island came to this town about 1817 and here remained until his death in January, 1879, aged 84 years. He married Loiusa Barrett of Long Island, daughter of Tyler Barrett, and their children were Sophronia A., Benjamin R., Amelia, Cyrus A., Horace F., Melissa M., Alonzo, Duane, Mareza, and Orlando D. The latter, a native of Cape Vincent, married Annie E., daughter of John D. and Bersina (Ballard) Augsbury, and their children are; Roy D., Ada S., Winnie E., and Floy E. He occupies the homestead farm where he was born. Frederick H. Dodge married Harriet A., daughter of Justice Felt, of Clayton, and their children were Justice D., Benjamin D., and Lyghton G. He resides on a farm on Road 6 in Cape Vincent, where he was born. Benjamin D, his only surviving child, is proprietor of Riverside Hotel, at Millen's Bay.

Robert Donaldson, of Ireland, died in Canada in 1872, aged 42 years. He married Sarah, daughter of Alexander and Ann Armstrong, of Cape Vincent, who bore him seven children, viz.: William E., Robert E., John B., Sarah J., Mary A., Katie M., and Alexander. The latter was born in Canada and came to Cape Vincent in 1882. He married Mary, daughter of Thomas and Catharine (Carey) Brady, and their children are Sarah L., Charles A., Robert E., and Frederick R.

Luther Dunning, who was a captain in the Revolutionary war, was a native of Connecticut where he died aged 66 years. Of his five children, Eli L., born in Connecticut, served in the War of 1812, and in 1835 came to Cape Vincent and located on a farm on road 68 where he died in 1884 at the advanced age of 93 years. He married Hannah McGowan who survives him and resides in Kingston, Canada, at the age of 85 years. Their children were Urania S., Olive F., Eli, Margaret, Mary A., Laura E., Theodotia V., and James L. The latter was born in Amsterdam, NY, May 12, 1834, and came with his parents to Cape Vincent. He married Julia B., daughter of William and Margaret (Cough) Cary, in 1857 and their children are Claude C. of El Paso, Texas, Maggie E., Nora M., and Inez M. Claude C. married Louie Walker of Coolorado Spa, Col. George Cough served in the War of 1812, and was taken captive by the Indians.

William Ebben, a native of England, came to Sackets Harbor in 1818, remained there several years, and finally removed to Montezuma, N.Y., where he died, aged about 70 years. His wife is still living in Redwood, aged 100 years. Their children were Ellis, Harriet, Eliza, Lucy, Susan, Maria, Sarah A. and George. The latter, who was born in England, came to America with his father and died in Detroit, Mich., in 1884, aged about 70 years. He married Ann, daughter of Michael and Bridget (Murphy) McKinley, of Sackets Harbor, and they had two children, Elizabeth and George. The latter, who was born in Watertown, married Mary A., daughter of Charles and Bridget (Mullen) Farrell, of Clayton, December 26, 1875, and they reside in this town.

Thomas Emery, a native of Vermont, removed to Canada soon after his marriage and there remained until his death, in 1848, aged 75 years. He married Lucy A. Holt, of Vermont, who bore him 10 children. His son Barzillia, born in Canada, in 1809, removed to Clayton soon after his marriage, and subsequently located in Brownville, and later in Cape Vincent, where he now resides, aged 80 years. He married Julia A., daughter of Zebulon and Sarah A. (Smith) Bass, of Clayton, and their children are Zebulon, Julia (Mrs. Amasa Clark), of Arlington, Dakota, and Thomas. The latter married Frances H., daughter of Daniel and Arvilla (Marsh) Whitney, of Dexter N.Y., and their children are Marian E., Clara, Brayton W., and Maude. Daniel Whitney, mentioned above, was a native of Oneida County, whence he removed to the town of Hounsfield. When 18 years of age he served in the War of 1812 in the battle of Sackets Harbor. He married Arvilla Marsh of Oneida County by whom he had children as follows: Clark M., Calvin, Daniel, Alva A., Brayton, Sarah M., Clarissa M., Frances H., Julia P., Jane A., and Mary A.

Jeremiah Farr, son of Aaron, was a native of Vermont, and died in the town of Ellisburg at the age of 50 years. He married Katie Belden of Painted Post, N.Y., by whom he had children as follows: John B., Charles A., Edward R., Alzina, Zimri, Uri, and Jeremiah. The latter was born in Ellisburgh, whence he removed to Cape Vincent in 1867. He married Harriet S., daughter of Ira and Hannah (Benton) North, of Redfield, N.Y., and their children are Greenleaf and Ira. The latter married Carrie daughter of Martin and Catharine Hay, of Cape Vincent.

Michael Fitzgerald, a native of County Tipperrary, Ireland, immigrated to this country and located on Staten Island, N.Y., and subsequently removed to Clayton, where he died. His wife, Hannah, bore him five children, viz.: John, Barrington, Peter, Margaret, and Daniel. The latter was born in Lewis County, and in 1878 removed to Cape Vincent, where he died in 1885 aged 56 years. He married Alice, daughter of John and Mary (Hayes) Kanaley, who bore him seven children, viz.: John, Michael, William, Morris, Mary, Eugene, and Daniel L. The latter was born in Clayton and in 1877 removed to this town where he now resides. He married Sophia, daughter of Patrick and Mary (Furlong) Walsh, of Cape Vincent, and they have two children, Henry J. and Edward D. Mr. Fitzgerald is the present supervisor of Cape Vincent.

Henry Fox, of English descent, whose father served in the Revolutionary war, was born in Connecticut. He was a captain of the state militia, was a prominent woolen manufacturer, and proprietor of coloring mills. He located in Watertown in 1840, and in 1866 died in Cape Vincent at the age of 73 years. He married Lydia, daughter of Hon. Uriah and Bethia Tracy, of Connecticut who bore him children as follows: Pruda T., Caroline A., Elizabeth and Henry L. The latter was born in Hardwick, Otsego County, N.Y., and in 1840 located in Watertown where he resided several years. During the late war he furnished 500 horses for the government. In 1850 he came to Cape Vincent, where he is now proprietor of a popular summer hotel. He married Eliza Rathbun Dodge, daughter of Elisha and Olive (Tunnicleff) Dodge of this town, in 1844 and they have one son, Edwin D., who was born in Watertown. Edwin D. Fox married Cornelia, daughter of Joseph and Cornelia (Calvin) Crevolin, of Cape Vincent, by whom he has six children, viz.: Frederick C., Kate A., Ned R., Maria R., Delano H., and Edwin T. Mr. Fox is now owner and proprietor of the St. Lawrence Hotel at Cape Vincent. Uriah Tracy, before mentioned, was a major-general in the United States Army, and United States senator from Connecticut. He died in 1807.

Jacob Fraley, a German, came to America in 1836 and settled in this town, where his son Peter now lives. and here died in 1880 aged 67 years. He married Catharine, daughter of John Slick, by whom he had 11 children, 5 of whom died in Germany and six survive, viz.: George W., Mary Ann, John, Jacob, Joseph, and Peter. The latter, born in this town, married Julia, daughter of Christopher and Mary (Barberry) Adams and their children are George J.W., Malinda C., Frank, Mellford P., Christopher E., Ella N., and Mary B. He is a farmer and miller, and has resided on the homestead farm for 22 years. Mrs. Fraley's father, Christopher Adams, a native of Germany, came to this town in 1845. His nine children were Peter H., Christopher, Julia (Mrs. Fraley) Mary Ann, Margaret, Katie, Mary B., George, and Elizabeth.

Simeon Gangien, of Rosiere, France came to America in 1770 and served in the Revolutionary War under General La Fayette. He returned to France where he died in 1813 aged 72 yrs. He married Laurence Udel by whom he had two children, Nicholas and Simeon Jr. The latter was born in Rosiere, France, and in 1832 came to this town and was the first settler on a farm on road 26. He married Jane Ann Therat, a native of France who bore him four children, viz.: Antoine, John B., Clarissa A., and Charles A. The latter, born in France, came to this town with his father. He married Genevieve, daughter of John and Margaret (Jacco) Branch, of France, by whom he has children as follows: Clarissa A., Margaret, Clarles S., Antoine E., Mary C., Louis V., Edward A., and Genevieve. He has resided on road 37 since 1832.

William Gardner, who served as major in the Revolutionary war and afterwards drew a pension, died in Pinckney, Lewis County, at the age of 90 years. Of his seven children, Samuel born in Rhode Island, came in 1839 to Cape Vincent and located on road 68. He subsequently removed to road 62, where he died in 1867, agec 67 years. His first wife, Mercy Olin, who died in 1837, aged 45 years, bore him 12 children, viz.: Palmer, William, Daniel, Elan, Nelson, Henry L., Orlando, Alvira, Abra, Sally A., Fidelia, and Electa. He married, second, Mrs. Harriet Goodrich, daughter of H. Converse, of Pamelia and by her had one son, Charles I. Henry L. Gardner, son of Samuel, was born in Pinckney, Lewis County, and came to this town with his father. He married, first, Maria, daughter of Hiram and Mary (Schoonmaker) Lathrop, of Wolf Island and they had five children, viz.: Mary I., (Mrs. William Knowlton), of Three Mile Bay, Laura, (Mrs. Charles Dawes), of Pittsfield, Wis.; Delia, Carrie and Nannie. By his second wife, Mary, daughter of John and Clemence (Ethridge) Tarrant, he had one daughter, Sarah M. His third marriage was with Mary, daughter of Matthew and Margaret (McConnell) Patterson, of Dekalb and they have one daughter Allie M. and reside in this town.

Joseph Garlach was a native of Germany, where he died in 1866. His wife, Catharine, died in 1852. Their children were Peter, Jacob and Mary. Peter Garlach was born in Germany and in 1856 immigrated to this country and located in Cape Vincent, where he now resides at the age of 67 years. He married Christina Kiser, who died in 1874 aged 44 years. His children are Christina, Peter, Jr., Katie, Fred, Jacob, Mary, Charles, and Elizabeth. His son Charles Garlach married Lillian, daughter of Lynus and Dorothea (Hartford) Chapman and they have one son, Herbert C. Mr. Garlach is a meat dealer in Cape Vincent village. Peter Garlach, Jr., married Nellie, daughter of John and Catharine (McDole) Ewings, of Kemptville, Canada and their children are Harvey A., Edith E., Catharine H., and Robert R. He is a dealer in boots and shoes with his father, who has been in business for 33 years.

Andrew Gray, son of Adam, who served in the Revolutionary war, was born in Palatine, Montgomery County, where he died. He married Mary Snell and of their 8 children, Adam A. was born in Palatine, NY and in 1836 came to this town and settled on a farm on road 72, where he died in 1855 aged 65 years. He married, first, Magdalen Loucks, who bore him four children, viz.: Alexander M., Morgan, Edwin, and Andrew C. He married, second, Pedee Guile, of Oppenheim, Montgomery County by whom he had four children, viz.: Eveline, Sarah, Harriet, and Walter. His son Edwin married Eleanor, daughter of Gardner and Fanny (Cook) Wood and their children are Adam A., Mary, Magdalen, Eveline A., Fanny, Edwin M., McComb B., and Lizzie E. He occupies the homestead farm of his father on road 72, where he has resided 48 years. He was a recruiting officer during the late war, and has served as justice of the peace 32 years.

William Hay, B.A., M.D., C.M., L.R.C.P.S., was born in the city of Stratford, County Perth, Province of Ontario. His father, R.M. Hay, was a native of Lanark, Canada and was a retired merchant at Paisely, Canada. His mother was Charlotte Ewart, of Edinburg, Scotland. Dr. Hay married Catharine McDougall, of Stormont Co., Ontario, and they have one son, William, Jr. Dr. Hay is a graduate of Queens University, Kingston, Canada, andis a licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed the divinity course in the Presbyterian Theological Seminary of Queens University. In 1887 he located at Richland Junction, N.Y. where he was examining surgeon for the Travelers' Insurance Company. In 1888 he succeeded Dr. Pierce at the village of St. Lawrence, in this town, where he has a remunerative practice.

Joseph Hentzleman was born and died in Prussia. His children were Joseph, Ann, and Frank. The latter was born in Germany, where he died at theage of 75 years. His wife was Sarah Emely, and their children were Joseph, Adolph, Edward, Amelia, Mary, Theresa, and John B. John B. Hentzleman was born in Prussia and served in the Prussian war in 1866. In 1869 he came to Cape Vincent where he now resides. He married, first, Margaret, daughter of Alexander and Ann Armstrong, of this town, and second, Lizzie, daughter of Francis and Anna Armstrong.

George Hilts, a native of Herkimer County, N.Y. came to Jefferson County in 1842, and located in Orleans where he died in 1864 aged 84 years. He married Lydia, daughter of Tyrus Rice, of Salisbury, Herkimer County, and their children were Milo F., Duane, and Ezra D. The latter was born in Herkimer County and came to Cape Vincent in December 1870. He married Mary H., daughter of Jesse and Abigail (Schryver) Sevens of this town and their children are Carrie A., and Abby M. He enlisted in the late war in Battery D, 1st Lt. Art., for three years or during the war, and participated in the battles of Williamsburg and Yorktown. He was wounded and lost an arm, and was discharged September 26, 1862, and now is drawing a pension. He has been postmaster seven years, justice of the peace four years, and justice of the Sessions three years. He taught school several years, attended the law school at Albany, and was admitted to practice in all the courts in the state. Tyrus Rice, before mentioned, served in the Revolutionary war.

Thomas P. Holland, son of William, was born in Devonshire, England. In 1868 he 1868 came to America and located at Sydenham, Ontario. He married Annie Blackmore and their children are Mary J., William J., Albert, Sarah, Norman, Kenneth, Lettie, and Thomas. The latter was born in Somersetshire, England. He married Isabella, daughter of James Grummar, of Canada by whom he had three children, namely: Ethel M., Pansy G., and Marian K. Mr. Holland came to this town in 1881, and has since followed the occupation of a baker.

John Humphrey, of Kent, England, married Elizabeth Barnes and there resided until his death. His children were Mary A., John, Jr., William, Richard, and Thomas. John Humphrey, Jr., was born in Kent. He emigrated, and in 1840 settled in this town, on road 73, on land now known as the Humphrey farm. He died here in 1887 aged 83 years. His wife was Sarah, dau of Thomas and Henrietta (Little) Wenban, also of Kent, England and she died in 1886 aged 82 years. Their children were Elizabeth, Jane S., Charles, Henry T., William, Martha A., Harrison L., Henrietta H., James, Richard, and Alfred J. The latter was born in England and came to Cape Vincent with his father. He married first, Harriet, daughter of Adam A. and Pedee (Guile) Gray of this town and his children by her were Adam, Eva J., Ida E., Fred, and Etta. By his second wife, Sophronia, daughter of Elias F. and Mary (Potter) Powell he had two children, Mary B., and Bessie. Harrison L. Humphrey was born in Amsterdam, Montgomery County. He married Justina, daughter of Albion and Demah (Butler) Davis and his children are Ward C., Emma I., Gertrude J., and Charles H. His wife died in 1883, aged 44 years. He resides on Grenadier Island, where he has lived 12 years. William Humphrey, son of John, was born in England and came to Cape Vincent with his father, where he married Nancy L., daughter of George and Cordelia (Thomas) Saunders, by whom he had seven children, viz.: Albert G., Julia M., William G., Cordelia H., Fanny W., Edna L., and Edwin J. He has resided on road 68 for 21 years.

Richard Humphrey, son of John, was born in England and came to Cape Vincent with his father. He married in 1855 Minerva, daughter of Christopher and Margaret (Haff) Van Schaick and they have had three children, viz.: Martha A., and Jennie M., deceased, and Ernest R. who resides on the homestead farm with his father.

Ira Ingerson, a native of Herkimer County, came to the town of Lyme in 1848, where he died in 1877 aged 76 years. His wife, Rebecca, bore him six children, viz.: Seneca, William, Dorwin, Philo, Julia A., and Dorcas. Dorwin Ingerson married Miranda Gilbert of LeRay and his children are Melvin, Almeda, HarrietSee note, Francelia, Harvey and Horace. The latter married Martha, daughter of Silas Mosier, of Clayton, and their children are Carrie, Corey, Eugene, and Clarence. He enlisted in Co. M, N.Y.H.A., for three years, or during the war, and was honorably discharged for wounds received in the battle before Petersburg.
Note: Harriet Ingerson, dau of Dorwin, married, as his first wife, Jeremiah Wagoner.

Christopher Irvine was born and died in Ireland, aged about 80 years. His three children were James, Jane and Mary. James died in Ireland at the age of 60 years. His wife was Eliza Kithcart, and their children were James, Jane, Mary and Christopher. The latter married Mary, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Stephens, of Broughton, Canada, by whom he had children as follows; Christopher, James C., Robert, Henry, Jane, Eliza and Ann. His wife died February 15, 1888, aged 83 years. Mr. Irvine is still living at the age of 89 yrs. His farm on road 6 he has occupied 65 years. His son James C., was born in Broughton, Canada and in 1827 came to Cape Vincent where he now resides. He married first, Amelia, daughter of Harvey and Mary (Wilson) Hurlburt, of this town, and they had one daughter Fanny M. He married, second, Mrs. Almira Harris, of Lyme, daughter of Bingham and Permelia (Klock) Warner and they have one daughter, Florence. His wife, Amelia died in 1873 at 39 yrs.

John Johnson, son of Herrick, was born in Sweden where he died at the age of 42 years. His wife, Mary, bore him nine children, viz.: Charlotte, John, Carl, August, Victor, Otto, Axel, Matilda, and Frederick A. The latter, who was born in Sweden, immigrated to this country and resided two years in New York city and 6 years in Dutchess County and in 1880 came to Cape Vincent, where he now resides. He married Adelia, daughter of John and Mary Romain Rienbeck, of this town, in 1884, and they have one son, Herman A.

Eber Kelsey came to Cape Vincent 1809 with an ox team and cart, and made the first clearing where the village of Cape Vincent now stands, and built the first house near the present location of the Rathbun House. He built the first hotel, called the Kelsey House, which was subsequently rebuilt and called the Carleton House, and later, with additions and repairs, called the Rathbun House which now stands. Here he resided until his death, aged 80 years. His wife, Sarah, bore him eight children, viz.: Gideon, Lorenzo, Silas, Eli, Lucy, Laura, and Zilpha. Eli Kelsey was born in Connecticut and came to Cape Vincent with his father, dying here in 1874, aged 84 years. He married Eva Van Schaick, daughter of Michael and Caroline (Truax) Van Schaick by whom he had children as follows: Eber L., Charles E., Caroline, Mary, Francis, Laura C., And E. Carlos. The latter was born in this town. He married Anna, daughter of Rev. J.B. and Clarissa (North) Preston, of Byron, N.Y. and is now a general insurance agent in Cape Vincent village. Eli Preston served in the War of 1812 and helped in the construction of the old ship New Orleans at Sackets Harbor.

Frederick Kesler, a native of Germany, and his wife, Margaret reared a family of seven children, viz.: William, Cornelius, Kate, Margaret, Fanny, George, and Albert. The latter was born in Lyme, whence he removed to Cape Vincent, where he was killed by a falling tree in 1883 aged 54 years. He married Lucretia Wheeler, of Lyme, who bore him five children, viz.: Leila, Wilter, Edgar, Fred, and Frank. The latter married Esther A. Pearsons, of Cape Vincent, daughter of William and Almeda (Marsh) Pearsons, and their children are Frederick A., Luther J., Maynard F., Richard S., Leon A., and Edith E. They reside in Cape Vincent.

John Laird, an Irishman, came to America abt 1830 and located at Cape Vincent on a farm on road 49, where he died in 1861 aged 67 yrs. He married Mary, daughter of James Moore, of Ireland and their children were George, Isabelle, Elizabeth, James, John, William, Jane, Alexander, Catherine, Edward, David, Samuel, Mary, and Robert. The latter was born in Cape Vincent April 10, 1833. He married Mary, daughter of Joseph and Barbara A. (Smith) Baker, of Picton, Canada and they have two children, Willie D. and George S. He occupies the homestead farm of his father, where he has resided since his birth.

John Langier, a native of Germany came to Cape Vincent among the early settlers, and was the first permanent settler on a farm on road 40. He died in 1883 aged 82 years. His wife was Margaret Raphols, and their children were Catherine, John, Elizabeth, Mary A., Magdelana, Joseph, Katie, Margaret, Mary, Nina, Lucy, Francis, and George. The latter was born in Cape Vincent, where he married Jane, daughter of John B. and Margaret (Cornaire) Brunot by whom he has two children, George B, and Eva A., and is a farmer on road 14, corner 19, in this town.

Samuel Lyle, a native of England, moved to County Antrim, Ireland, where he died aged about 84 years. He married Jane Batty, bywhom hehad five children. His son Robert came to Jefferson County in 1837, and located in North Watertown, finally removing to Cape Vincent in 1866, locating on a farm on the St. Lawrence River. He married Jane, daughter of John and Elizabeth Crawford, who were natives of Scotland, and his children are Robert, John, Samuel, and Mary E. (Mrs. Sigmund Block of this town). Samuel Lyle is still living at the age of 79 years. His wife died in 1876, aged 69 years.

Samuel McWayne was born in Scotland in 1751, and in 1753 he came to this country with his parents and first located in New Hampshire. In 1805 he came to this county and located in Hounsfield, where he died in 1813, aged 62 yrs. He married Sally Farrell, of New Hampshire. who bore him three children viz.: Josiah, Justus and Samuel. The latter, born in New Hampshire married Chloe Tracy, of Otsego County, and died October 29, 1838 aged 55 years. His children were Sally, Andrew F., Betsey M., Esther, Gratia, and Phebe. Andrew F. was born in Hounsfield in 1820. He married Lovina C., daughter of Daniel T. and Catherine (Dingman) Patterson, and his children are Ella A., Fred E., Kittie C., and Carrie. His daughter Kittie C. married Clarence E., a son of James and Mary Wiggins, of Lyme.

Joseph Majo, a native of France, emigrated to Canada before his marriage, and died there aged about 80 years. His wife bore him four children, of whom Joseph, b. in St. Jacobs, Canada, came in 1825 to Cape Vincent, where he died at the age of 57 years. He married Justine, daughter of Ferdinand Freezier, of Canada and their children were Justine, and Chloe, both accidentally drowned at Clayton in 1840, Joseph Freeman, Eldof, Francis, Gordiere, Gideon, Henry and William. William Majo was born in St. Jacobs, Canada, and in 1825 came to this town where he now resides. He married Mary Butler and their children are Bruce, Albert C., William M., Natilla L., and Mary F., and he is a farmer on Carlton Island where he has resided 30 years. Natilla Majo married Silas H. Ainsworth, son of Henry, of this town, and their children are Helen M., Harry A., Mary A., S. Kelsey, Bruce A., and Stanley A. Mrs. Ainsworth died October 3, 1884, aged 35 years. Albert Majo married Mary E. Parsons, of Muskegon, Mich., where he now resides. He has three children, viz.: William P., Nina L., and Joseph H.

Felix Mance, of Baden-Baden, Germany, came to this country locating in Rochester, N.Y., subsequently removing to this town, where he died at the age of 80 years. He was married 3 times and his children were Afan, Isaac, Lewis, Joseph, Katie, and Francis. The latter, born in Rochester, came to Cape Vincent in 1832. He married Theresa, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Powers) Smithlin, and their children are Frank J., Louis C., Elizabeth M., Carrie E., Ella J., Albert J., Eva L., and Dennis E..

Peter Manigold, son of John P., was born in France. He immigrated to this country and located at Evans Mills, in the town of LeRay, in 1829 and here resided until his death in 1869 aged 78 years. He married Margaret R. Rasayer, of France, and their children were 14 in number. His daughter Julia, born in Evans Mills in this county, married, first, Simeon Cocagne, of France by whom she had three children, Frederick, Rosella, and Jane, and second, Antoine Steblen, by whom she has had four children, viz.: Eugene, Simeon, Julia and Frank. They reside in this town. Antoine Steblen married, first, Theresa Shamberger by whom he had one daughter, Chlashque now a resident of Alsace, France.

Frederick Margery, a native of France, immigrated to Oswego County, N.Y. in 1868. He married Marian Grooda, of France and their children are Louie, George, Julius, Susan, Melina, Kate, Charles, Eddie, and Peter. The latter was born in France and came to Cape Vincent in 1865 where he married Margaret, daughter of Francis and Frances (Jonnney) Aubertine, by whom he has four children, viz.: Eva, Ida, Edward, and Frances. He has occupied his present farm on road 26 for the last 12 years.

Joseph Mason, a native of Saarburg, Germany, immigrated to the United States in 1832, and, after residing in New York City and in Lewis County, finally located in the town of Clayton, on a farm at Spicer's Bay, where he died in 1874, aged about 77 years. His wife, Barbara Baur, also of Saarburg, died in 1880 aged 87 years. They had three children, viz.: Dominick, Joseph, and Michael. The latter, who was born in Germany, married Mary A., dau of Felix and Felendena (Dale) Solar, of Cape Vincent. He died in Clayton in 1871 aged 41 years. His children are Mary E., Michael, Joseph, and John. His widow survives him at the age of 49 years, and resides on road 24 in this town.

Thomas Masson, a native of Scotland, was a captain in the British army and navy. In 1827 he immigrated to Canada, but subsequently returned to Scotland, where he died. Of his eight children, Thomas W.S., who was born in St. Andrews, Scotland, located in Canada in 1827 where he now resides. He married Margaret Greig who bore him seven children, viz.: James, Sarah, Ellen, William, Norman, Stewart, and Thomas. The latter, who was born in Seymour, Northumberland County, Canada came to Cape Vincent in 1875, where he has since been located as a physician and surgeon. He graduated from Queens University, at Kingston, Can. in 1872. He married Mary, daughter of Jeremiah Selter, of Lyme, and they have one son, Jeremiah S.

Francis Merchant, of France, came to Cape Vincent in 1832 and located n road 26, where he now resides. His son Henry was born in this town, where he married Christina, daughter of Philip and Margaret (Cook) Kirchner and their children are Francis P,. Anna M., (Mrs. Dwight Borland), George W., Mary E., and John H. George W. Merchant resided on Carlton Island 15 years, in Orleans several years, and now lives in this town on road 46.

Hyland Millen, a native of Scotland, came to America when he was 18 years of age and located in this town and was one of the first settlers in Millen's Bay where he remained until his death in 1878 aged 88 years. He married, first, Caroline, daughter of Abner Hubbard, of Millens Bay, and their children were Abner, John, and Jane. He married Arice Hutchins of Herkimer County, and his children by her were Fred, Hyland, Henry, James, George, Arice, William, Decatur, Sylvester, and Julia. His first son, Abner was born at Millen's Bay. He married Ann Duig, of Oswego, and their children are Caroline, John, Abner, Hyland, Willam, Dora, and Lucy. They now reside at Cape Vincent, he at the age of 66 years and his wife at the age of 59. He had been a captain on the lakes for 35 years. Abner Hubbard served in the Revolutionary War.

Alfred Mulligan, son of Henry C., who d. in New York city, aged about 60 years, was born in New York in 1831. Mr. Mulligan was bookkeeper and cashier for the Wells-Fargo Express Co. He married Julia (Grant) Prince, who bore him five children, Mary P., Virginia, Frederick W., Eugene L., and Frank E. The latter came to Cape Vincent in 1885, where he is now engaged in the merchant marine service. He married Louisa, daughter of William and Harriet (Hadley) Wheelock of this town.

Sands Niles, of Massachusetts, removed to Alburg, Vt. where he died about 1826 aged 45 years. Of his three sons, John was born in Alburg, and in 1837 came to Cape Vincent where he died in 1880 aged 76 years. He married Sarah Beedle, of Champlain, N.Y. and they had 10 children, viz.: Sherman, John, Stephen, Garret, Edgar, William, Catharine, Mary, Lucy, and George. George Niles, who was born in this county, married Nancy McKeever, of Canada, daughter of James and Esther (Hawley) McKeever and they have had three children, Sarah, William and Lucy, and reside on the homestead farm of his father. His mother, Sarah Niles, survives her husband at the advanced age of 84 years.

Rufus Nims, from Massachusetts, died at Fort Ann, NY aged about 70 yrs. Of his eight children, Samuel born Washington County, died in Queensbury, Warren County, in 1841 aged 53 years. He married Sophia, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Barret) Hubbard, who was born in 1790 and died in 1821. Their children were Charles, George, and John H. He married, second, Hannah Conklin and they had two children, Albert and Sophia. His son, John H., was born at Fort Ann and in 1823 came to Cape Vincent. He married Abigail, daughter of William and Sally (Boutwell) Brown, of Orleans and his children are Frances E., Annette L., Sarah S., William A., and Charles W. He has resided at his present location on Road 54 for 27 years.

Joseph Peo, a native of Paris, France came to Cape Vincent in 1823 and here remained until his death in 1863 at 63 years. He married Mary Ann Jaco, also a native of France, and their children were Francis, Ramy, Julien, Peter, Adeline, Joseph, and Henry. The latter was born in Cape Vincent as were all his brothers and sisters. He married Matilda J., daughter of John and Mary J. (Sutton) Reed and they have two children, Nettie M., and Fanny. He is a wholesale dealer in fish, in which business he has been engaged for 18 years, shipping to nearly every town in the state, and Boston and New York. Julien son of Joseph, was born in the village of Rosiere, in this town. He married Sarah M., daughter of Samuel H. and Ann (Ford) Bridgen, of Canada, and died May 3, 1888 aged 51 years. His widow survives him at the age of 50 years. Their children are Alonzo F., Joseph, James A., Julien F., Matilda A., Clara E., Mary A., and Sarah H..

Zephron Powell, of English descent, was born in Ulster Co, NY, where he died. He had three children, William, Jonathan, and Benjamin G., William removed to Montgomery County where he died at the age of 85 years. He married Mary Bettis, and their children were; James, Nathaniel, Charles, Ephraim, Annis, Sally, Catherine, Eunice, Lucy, and Elias F. The latter, born in Montgomery County, came, in 1835, to this town where he now resides at the advanced age of 81 years. He married Mary A., daughter of Josiah and Mary (Lake) Potter, of Mayfield, Montgomery County who is also living, aged 78 years. Their children are Jason O., William H., Sophronia A., Mary C., Jane A., Frances M., Morris A., George N., Gertrude M., Alice E., Milton C., James D., and Florence E. They occupy a farm on road 14 where they have resided 33 years.

Andrew Radley, of Baden-Baden, Germany came to Cape Vincent in 1843 and here resided until his death aged 88 years. His son John came with him and settled on a farm in this town, and still resides here. John married Magdalena Strudle, of Germany, and their children are George, Martha, Lucas, Ferdinand, Bernard, Magdalena, and John, Jr. Lucas Radley married Mary Chauschia, of Rosiere, and his children are Oscar, Louis, Nellie, Jennie, Hattie and James. The latter was born in Cape Vincent , where he married Christina, daughter of Jacob and Christina (Chilinger) Blum and they have three children, viz.: Charles, Leo and Edith. Louis Radley married Estelle, daughter of Ramy and Louisa (Rouso) Peo of Cape Vincent, and is now a farmer on road 31.

Peter Reasner, of German descent, was born in Montgomery County, where he died at the age of 45 years. He married Sarah Houck, of Montgomery County, and their children were James, John, Rachel, Peter, George, Christopher, David (who went to California and has never been heard from since), Mary, Betsey, Katie, Sarah, and Jacob. The latter was born in Montgomery County and came to Cape Vincent in 1850, where he now resides. He married Lucy A., daughter of George and Raybena (Sprecker) Countryman, and their children are Mary, Peter, Sarah, George, David, Norman, Herman, Martha, Catharine, and Jacob. Norman Reasmer married Della Wright and their children are Jane and Waller. Herman Reasner married Phebe Ross, has one son, and resides on road 25. David Reasner married Jennie M., daughter of Jacob and Maria (Moshier) Haff and his children are Belle A., Earl P., and Jay C. He resides on road 1.

Loved Reed, a native of Dighton Mass., came to Rutland in this county at an early date, and served in the War of 1812. He married, first, Sally Angel, and second, Puah Ball. By his first wife he had four children, and by his second wife, six, of whom John, born in town of Rutland, in 1855 came to Cape Vincent, where he now resides at the age of 78 years. He married Mary J., daughter of William and Esther (Rudd) Sutton, of Rodman, who is also living, at the age of 69 years. Their children are Celia S., Matilda J., Samantha A., Loved W., and Nettie L. The latter married Joseph Peo, of Cape Vincent, and their children are Grace M., Leon L. and Lena M.

Peter Reff, was a native of France and served under Napoleon. He came to America at the age of 40 years and died in Cape Vincent aged 86 years. His wife, Mary, a native of Germany, bore him four children, viz.: Peter, John, Michael, and Barbara. Peter, who was born in France, came to America with his father and located in this town, where he died in 1852 aged 35 yrs. He married Delia, daughter of Joseph Wiley, of Cape Vincent who was a native of Germany, and their children were Peter, John, Michael, Mary, Delia, Mary A., Eugens, Christopher, Julia, and Margaret. John Reff married Kate, daughter of Peter and Mary (Turney) Delmarsh, of Clayton, and their children are May L., Frances H., Carrie E., Lettie L, and Winfred E. He served in Co. B, 20th N.Y. Cav. three years and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He is now a resident of St. Lawrence village.

Daniel Rice, a Vermonter, removed to Lyme N.Y. where he died at the great age of 90 years. He married Phebe Barrett who bore him 10 children. His son Leander, who was born in Vermont, came to Cape Vincent in 1837 and here remained until his death in 1852, aged 47 years. He married Philura, daughter of Jonas and Betsey (Scoville) Everett, of Orleans and they had five children, viz.: Albert E., Charlotte S., Orrin, Betsey C., and Brainard. His widow survives him, aged 83 years. Their son Brainard married Electa A, daughter of Philetus and Eliza (Holcomb) Judd and their children are Albert E., Charles O., and Jessie A. They reside on the homestead farm.

Thomas Riley, a native of Ireland came to Watertown in 1836 and in 1872 removed to Cape Vincent, where he died in 1882 aged 76 years. He married Mary Gerard, of Ireland and their children are Philip, James, and Thomas E. The latter was born in Watertown in 1846, and in 1871 came to this town. He married first, Harriet, daughter of George and Jane (Esselstyn) McCombs, of Lyme by whom he had three children, Grace, Bertha, and Roy. He married, second, Mary A., daughter of Moses and Mary (Case) Lefevier, of this town, and their children are Mary L., Edmund J., Paul W., Jesse P., and Lawrence S. Mr. Riley served in the late war in Co. E, 186th N.Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He participated in the battle of Petersburg, and was in Berksville at the time of Lee's surrender.

James Robbins, a native of Kingston, Canada came to Cape Vincent among the early settlers, and here resided until his death about 1861. His son, Charles R. Robbins, married Marian, daughter of George and Mary A. (Tarrant) Saunders, of this town, and their children are Maggie R., Irene S., Build K. He now resides in this town, on road 61, where he has been located 10 years.

James Robbins was a native of England, whence he emigrated to Kingston, Canada, where he died aged 90 years. He married Jane O'Neil and their children were Henry, Jane and Redford. Henry Robbins, born in Kingston, Ont. was one of the early settler of Cape Vincent, and here died in 1867 aged 76 years. He married Abigail, daughter of Abel and Dencey (Hagerman) Gilbert, of Belleville, Canada, and their children were Gilbert, Sarah, Margaret, Dencey and John. The latter was born in Cape Vincent, where he married Sarahette, daughter of James and Elizabeth (Mattis) Shepard, by whom he has three children, viz.: Jennie, Harry J., and Frederick. He now occupies a farm on road 70, where he has resided for 12 years. Gilbert, son of Henry, was born in this town and died here in 1880 aged 56 years. He married Catherine E., daughter of James and Margaret (Argersinger) Shepard, of Cape Vincent, and they had five children, viz.: Charles R., Caleb G., Maggie A., Addie A., and Nellie E. John Robbins married Sarah E. Shepard, and their children are Harry, Jennie, and Fred, and he now resides on the homestead farm.

Henry Rogers was born in 1733 and died at Springfield, Mass., in 1795. He married Abigail Leonard. Of their four children, Abner, a famous drummer and village blacksmith, located where is now Black River village, in this town, where he was the first permanent settler on the Rogers farm, and there he died in 1824 aged 54 years. He married Cynthia Flower, of Massachusetts, who died in Illinois at the age of 80 years. Their children were; Abner, John W., Austin, Sarah, Frederick Fordyce, Mary, and Betsey. Austin Rogers, born in W. Springfield, came to Cape Vincent in April 1815. He married, first, Jane Wilson of Cape Vincent, by whom he had four children, viz.: Emily, Charles, Augustus and Elizabeth (twins). He married, second, Catharine, daughter of George and Esther (Elton) Baird and they reside in Cape Vincent village, he at the age of 88 years and she at the age of 89. He came from Massachusetts to this town on foot. His son Augustus married Catherine, daughter of Peter and Catherine (Chatterson) Hillier, of Ontario, and resides in this town.

John H. Roseboom, of Amsterdam, N.Y., came to Cape Vincent in 1849, and died here in 1877, aged 68 years. He was a hardware merchant. He married Isabelle Gray, of Albany, who bore him five children, viz.: James, Garret, Howard, Louisa, and John G. The latter was born in Albany, and in 1851 came to Cape Vincent. He married Harriet Harris, of Binghamton, N.Y., and their children are George, Howard, Charles, and Emily. He is now a hardware merchant in Cape Vincent. He served in Co. D, 122d N.Y. Vols., three years, participated in the bateele of the Wilderness, and was honorably discharged. He was taken prisoner and confined in Libby prison six months, and was at City Point, Va., at the time of Lee's surrender.

Joseph Rousseau was born near Quebec, Canada, whence he removed to Ste. Justine, near Montreal, where he died aged 52 years. He married Catharine Pallagree by whom he had children as follows: Louisa, Cyrille, Marguerite, Mary, Joseph, and John B. The latter was born in St. Augustine, Canada and in 1836 came to Cape Vincent, where he now resides. He married, first, Frances Kavanaugh, daughter of Tousen by whom he had 11 children, viz.: Louis, Joseph, George, John, Chloe, Delia, Mary, Louisa, Frances, Harriet, and Jennie. He married, second, Mary, daughter of Louis and Kate Chavoustie, of Rosiere. He has been a resident of Cape Vincent village for 52 years. Cyrille Rousseau was born in Canada and came to Cape Vincent in 1852 where he now resides. He married Selina, dau of Tousen Field, of Canada and their children are Vittene, Mary, Charles, Jane, Eli, Bessie, William, and Emily.

Joseph Saunders was born and died in England. His son George came to this country, with his wife and three children, about 1841, and first located in the Town of Lyme. He subsequently located on a farm in Cape Vincent where he died, aged about 67 years. His wife was Cordelia Thomas, a native of Rye, England, who bore him children as follows: Joseph, Richard, Charles, William, Nancy, Sarah M., Philadelphia, and George. George Saunders came from England to Cape Vincent with his parents. He married, first, Mary A. Tarrant, of Wolfe Island, Canada, daughter of John Tarrant and they had three children, William H., Marian E., and Oscar. He married second, Georgie, daughter of James and Adelia (Fuller) Folger, of Cape Vincent, by whom he has four children, viz.: Minnie G., Hiram B., Clara C., and G. Blake. He is now a farmer in this town where he has resided 21 years. Joseph Saunders was born in England and came to Cape Vincent with his father. He married Harriet A., daughter of John and Clarissa (Hollenbeck) Vincent of this town, by whom he had three children, viz.: William, and Cora, deceased, and Josephine.

Hermon Shafer was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany where he resided until his death. His son Conrad immigrated to Cape Vincent in 1840 and died here at the age of 84 years. He married Mary E. Walter who attained the remarkable age of 90 years. Their children were John, Henry, Emeline, George, and William. The latter was born in the city of Nida, Germany, whence he immigrated to this country in 1831, and located on a farm in this town where he now resides. He married Margaret, daughter of Michael and Mary Agnes (Martz) Hailfinger, of Wurtenberg, Germany in 1833, and his children are John C., William E., Mary E., Hannah A., Frederick G., Maria R., Rosella W., and Reuben A., five of whom are living. His daughter, Rosella W. married Edgar J., son of John and Clara (Hollenbeck) Vincent of this town, in 1868 and their children are George R., and William S. William E. Shafer married Christina Vogt, of Niagara County, N.Y., where they now reside, and they have five children.

Henry Shaw, son of Thomas was born in Saratoga, N.Y., whence he removed to Cape Vincent and later to Chaumont, where he died in 1874 aged 61 years. His father died at the French settlement in this town. Henry married Sally A., daughter of Daniel Gardner, by whom he had two children, Albert D. and David F. The latter was born in this town, where he married Marion, daughter of Janes and Nancy (Putnam) Herrick, and died in 1880 aged 36 years. Their chldren are George E., Charles A., and Frankie H. Mrs. Shaw survives at the age of 39 years. Mr. Shaw was inspector for the Isolated Risk and Farmers' Fire Insurance Company, of Toronto. His brother, Col. Albert D. Shaw, now of Watertown, was United States Consul to Manchester, England, from the last term of General Grant's administration until President Cleveland's election.

Martin Sheley, a native of Holland, emigrated and came to the town of Orleans in this county, and settled on a farm, where he died at the age of 84 years. His wife, Caroline, bore him seven children. His son Martin was born in Herkimer County, whence he removed to the town of Orleans in 1820, where he died in 1866 aged 76 years. He married Betsey, daughter of Ira Weeks, of Herkimer Co. and their children were Julia A., Angeline, Selinda, Almira, and William W. The latter, who was born in the town of Orleans June 15, 1827, removed to this town in 1860 and settled on a farm. In 1880 he removed to the village. He married Mary E., daughter of William and Mary (Adams) King of Orleans and has had children born as follows: Winfield A., in 1858 (deceased), William R. in 1862, Jesse L. in 1866, Caroline J. in 1868, died in 1870; Reuben D. in 1871, died in 1888. Mr. Sheley has been a lake captain since 1855. Martin Sheley married second, Cathrine Hayes who bore him three children, viz.: George B., Harriet, and Albert.

John Shuler, son of Lawrence, of German descent, was born in Montgomery County, and died in Gasport, Niagara County, aged about 90 years. He married Hannah Buck of Massachusetts and of their 10 children, David C., born in Montgomery County, came to Cape Vincent in 1836 where he was the first permanent settler on the farm where he still resides. He married, first, Pewilla, daughter of John Butler, of Charleston, Montgomery County, who bore him nine children, viz.: Ann, Caroline, Jeremiah P., Daniel, Nelson, Hannah, Sarah, Lydia, and John. He married second, Mrs. Elizabeth Loadwick, daughter of John Bellenger. His first wife died in 1840 aged 38 years and his second in 1888 aged 95 years. His son, Jeremiah P. married, first, Helen, daughter of Stephen and Ann Klock who bore him three children viz.: Stephen C., Milford W., and Annie K. By his second wife, Maria, daughter of Thomas and Sally (Houghtaling) Relyea he has one daughter, Carrie M., and resides on the homestead farm on road 65.

Jacob Soule, a native of Rhode Island, died July 18, 1816. His son Job died December 29, 1849. Job's wife Lillie bore him 10 children, of whom Thomas A. Soule, born in Rhode Island, in 1806 came to Watertown among the early settlers, where he died May 5, 1884. He was a farmer and insurance agent. He mar Harriet, daughter of Seth and Mary Cole, of Pamelia by whom he had six children, viz.: Mary L., Louisa M., Frances A., Alphonzo A., Robert A., and Lawton W. The latter, who was born in Clayton, came to Cape Vincent in 1873. He married Caroline J., daughter of H. Joseph and Cornelia (Calvin) Crevolin, of Cape Vincent January 21, 1880 and their children are Caroline J., Cornelia H., and Leila G. He has been a druggist in Cape Vincent for 15 years.

Luther Stedman, son of Timothy and Hannah (Gillman) Stedman, was born in Hartford, Conn. in 1789 and in 1839 came to Cape Vincent, where he died in 1875 aged 85 years. He married Susan, daughter of Abner and Lois Baker, of Lorraine, and their children were Asenath Eunice, Abner B., Theodore, Benjamin H., and Timothy B. Mr. Stedman served at the Battle of Sackets Harbor in 1812. Timothy B. Stedman who was born in Lorraine, came to Cape Vincent in 1839. He married Harriet M., daughter of Ralph and Jennie (Johnson) Haff of this town, and they have two children, Jay T. and Maryette and have resided in this town 20 years. His daughter Maryette married Morris A., son of Elias F. and Mary A. Potter Powell and they have one daughter, Bertha.

John Stewart, who served in the War of 1812, was born in Whitehall, NY and in 1821 removed to Watertown and finally to Cape Vincent. He died in Ohio while on a visit. He married Lydia Murrey, of Washington County, and their children were 10, of whom Ira was born in Adams and in 1834 came to Cape Vincent, where he was the first settler on the farm he now occupies. He married Eliza, daughter of Ralph and Jane Half, of this town and their children are Willard F., Sarah, George M., and Tim I. George M. married Minnie A., daughter of Oresmus and Mary C. (Powell) Cornwell and they have one daughter, Myrtle E., and reside on the home farm with his father.

Benjamin Stroupe, who was born in this state, died in Watertown where he had resided a number of years. He was a bugler in the War of 1812. His wife, Margaret, bore him three children, viz.: William, Joel, and Henry. The latter married first, Mary, daughter of Elisha P. Dodge of Cape Vincent who bore him three children, namely: Benjamin E., Edwin E., and Alice. He married, second, Caroline, daughter of Terry and Sally (Laselle) Connell by whom he has one daughter, Carrie E., and resides in Cape Vincent. His two brothers, William, and Joel and three half brothers, Christopher, John D., and Charles served in the late war in the 10th N.Y.Cav.

John Stumpf, a German, immigrated to America in 1830 and located in Albany, but after five years he removed to Cape Vincent, dying here in 1880 aged 72 years. He married Mary A., daughter of Joseph and Rosella Tecker who bore him seven children, namely: John, George, Mary, Barbara, Gustavus, Michael, and Joseph. The latter, who was born in this town, married Frances, daughter of Eli and Mary A. (Absalent) Bourcy, and their children are John C., Gevevieve, Peter E., Joseph F., Frances A., and Lewis H. John Stumpf, son of John, came to Cape Vincent from Albany, and located in the village of Rosiere where he worked at the carpenter's trade, dying here September 6, 1880 aged 45 years. He married Mary, daughter of Michael and Catherine (Bordel) Renogle, of Rochester, NY who bore him children as follows: Francis M., Mary M., Catharine G. (who died in 1879 aged 16 years), Margaret A. (Mrs. Archille Branch), Rosa B., Helen E., John V., and George W. His widow survives himat the age of 50 years.

Peter Swallia was born in Canada, where he died at the age of 40 years. He married Catharine Marcott of Lower Canada, who bore him children as follows: Peter, Mary, Frances, Josephine, Eliza, Zoe, and Xavier. The latter was born in Lower Canada and in 1854 removed to Clayton where he resided 10 years and then located in Cape Vincent where he now resides on a farm on road 18. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Cornaire and their children are Harriet, Isaac, Louis, Joseph, John, Julia, Carrie A., Mary and Eliza.

Francis Tuft, a native of Ireland, immigrated to Canada soon after his marriage, and there resided until his death, aged 73 yrs. He married Ellizabeth Locke, of Ireland, and they had children as follows: William, John, Thomas, Francis, Margaret, Jane, George, Elizabeth, and James H. The latter, who was born in Canada, came to Cape Vincent in 1871. He married Maria T., daughter of Nicholas and Jane (Servet) Lailet, of this town, and their children are Annie L., Jennie E., La Fayette E., and James T. James H. Tuft enlisted in Co. A, 8th Ohio Inf., for three years or during the war, was honorably discharged, and is now a farmer in this town.

Alfred Vautrin, son of Sebastian, a native of France, removed to Cape Vincent before his marriage and here resided until his death, in 1883 aged 59 yrs. He was one of the early settlers of the town. He married Ann, daughter of John B. and Frances (Tettvide) Perney also of France, and they had one son, Claude A. who married Annette, daughter of Francis and Frances (Johnly) Aubertine by whom he has three children, viz.: Edward J., Louis F., and Alfred W. Ann Vautrin survives her husband at the age of 63 years. Claude A. is a farmer and proprietor of the hotel at Rosiere, in this town.

Elisha Warren, from Massachusetts, came to Hounsfield, where he located on a farm among the early settlers of this town, and there remained until his death. He married Lydia Potter, of Hounsfield, and of his eight children, his son Rensselaer removed to Henderson where he died at the age of 39 years. He married Charlotte, daughter of Dr. David and Hannah (Sherwood) Dickerson, of Oswego N.Y., and and their children were Glorian C., Marian A., LaFayette M., Oscar M., Antonette A., and George W. The latter, who was born in Hounsfield, came to Cape Vincent in 1852. He was engaged in the lumber business for four years, and for 20 years has been a general merchant in this town. He married Mary A. Forsyth, daughter of John W. and Sarah (Rogers) Forsyth, and their children are Charlotte M., Sarah C., George R., and Jennie A. He has served as town clerk three years, inspector of customs two years, collector of customs eight years, inspector of the binding department two years, and now has an extensive five and ten-cent store in Cape Vincent village.

Edward Weaver, son of Francis, of Scotch descent, was born in Brockville, Canada, whence he removed to Watertown in 1811 and subsequently located in Cape Vincent, where he died in 1887, aged 86 years. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. He married Polly, daughter of Roderick Fraser, by whom he had eight children, viz.: Danford, Barzilla M., Edward, Jr., Irena, Elizabeth, Ardilla, Harriet and John C. The latter was born in the town of Orleans and in 1856 came to Cape Vincent. He married Catharine, daughter of Benjamin and Polly (Dillenbeck) Phillips of Clayton, and his children are Charles W., Lewella M., Hattie E., Jay C. and Helen L. He has resided on Road 10, in this town, for the past 29 years.

Jacob Weaver was born in Hess-Darmstadt, Germany, where he died. His wife was Appolen Lentz. Their children were William, Jacob, John, Margaret, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Catharine, and Anthony. The latter, born in Germany, came to Cape Vincent in 1855 and was the first settler on a farm at Rosiere, which he still owns. He is now a retired farmer at Cape Vincent village. He married Catharine, daughter of John and Catharine (Liver) Knapp, of Germany and their children are John, Anthony, William, Joseph, Mary, Magdalena, Martha, Barbary, and Elizabeth. Mr. and Mrs. Weaver are now living, each aged 68 years.

James Whebby was a native of Somerset, England, where he died at the age of 62 years. His wife, Rebecca bore him seven children. His son James mar Elizabeth Sandford and died in England in 1842 aged 52 years. His children were Thomas, Joseph, John, Betsey, Sarah, Mary, and James W. The latter was born in Somerset, England, and in 1871 immigrated to Cape Vincent, where he married Maria, daughter of Revelo and Sarah (Smith) Eley. He is now a wagonmaker in Cape Vincent village. Revelo Eley was a gunsmith and blacksmith.

Zachariah Wheeler was a native of Herkimer County, before coming to Lyme where he died at the age of 80 years. His wife, Phebe bore him seven children, of whom Erastus, born in Oppenheim, N.Y., came to this county with his father and finally went west where he died at the age of 50 years. He married Sarah, daughter of David and Lucretia Keniston, of Lyme by whom he had four children, viz.: Miles, Emery F., Gariefelia, and Lucretia. The latter married Albert Kelser (now deceased) of Lyme, and their children are Leila, Wilburn, Frank, Edgar and Fred. Mrs. Kesler survives at the age of 57 years, and resides in Cape Vincent. Their son Wilburn married Alice Walker of Wisconsin, in 1875 and removed to Minnesota, where he now resides. The other children reside in this town. George Kesler served in the late war, and was confined in Libby prison. David Keniston, before mentioned, lived to the great age of 115 years.

Floyd E. Whitney, son of James who was a Revolutionary soldier, was born in Clayton where he now resides. He married Cynthia, daughter of Oliver Barrows, of Clayton, who bore him children as follows: Luther F., Lucien L., Burton G., William O., Charles E., and Martin G. The latter was born in Clayton and came to Cape Vincent in 1885. He married Maryette J., daughter of Richard T., Sr., and Adaline (Coleman) Connall, of this town, and is now a general merchant.

Joseph Wiley, of Germany, came to America in 1832 and located in Cape Vincent where he remained until his death, aged 72 years. His wife died in Germany after bearing him four children, vizx.: Ignatious, John, Catharine, and Delia. Ignatious came to this town with his father, and here remained until his death in 1886 aged 77 yrs. He married Mary Fry, of Germany who bore him ten children, viz.: John, Joseph, George, Peter, Ignatious, Mary, Catherine, Elizabeth, Delia, and Frank. The latter, born in Cape Vincent, married, first Mary, daughter of Edward Ellems, who bore him four children, viz.: Josie, May, Gertie, and Ernest. By his second wife, Martha, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Lawyer) Shell, he has one daughter, Flora. Peter Wiley, a farmer, married Mary, dau of Peter and Mary (Aran) Zimmerman of this town and their children are Frances, Eddie, Fred, Ella, and Albert.

John G. Wilson, born in New York City, came to LeRay when 78 years of age, and died here in 1855 aged 88 years. He served in the Revolutionary war as a drummer boy, and afterwards drew a pension. He married Sarah Newkirk, who died in 1848, aged 83 years. Of their six children, Jacob was born in Fulton County, N.Y., whence he removed to LeRay where he died in 1864 aged 75 years. He married first, Vasta Rose, who bore him three children, Willard, Charles, and Rhoda. He married, second, Mary, daughter of Henry Becker of Pamelia Four Corners by whom he had children as follows: Sarah, Henry, Emily, Electa, Nelson, John, Mary, Homer, and Allen. The latter, who was born in Le Ray, came to Cape Vincent in 1856, and still resides there. He married Emily L., daughter of Othneild and Louie (Hubbard) Spinning of this town, and is now a retired farmer.

James Wingfield, a tanner by trade, was a native of Glasgow, Scotland, where he died. He mar. Mary Cowperthwait, by whom he had two children, Mary and James. The latter immigrated to Quebec, and thence to Montreal, finally locating in Kingston, Canada, where he died in 1883, aged 62 years. He married Caroline, daughter of David and Margaret Colbert, of Montreal, who bore him children as follows: Margaret, Agnes, Carry, Kittie, Minnie, John, James, Robert, Harry and David J. The latter was born in Toronto, Canada, and in 1886 came to Cape Vincent, where he is now a photographer. He married Lillian C., daughter of Jacob and Sarah (Hopper) Banta, and they have three children, Harold, David C. and Sally.

Jacob Woolaver, a native of Holland, immigrated to this country and located in Montgomery County, where he died in 1850 aged 90 years. Of his four children, Jacob, born in Montgomery County, married Nancy Snook by whom he had children as follows: Susan, Jacob, Nicholas, Alrena, Samuel, Rachel, John, Anna, and William H. The latter, born in this town, married Sarah, dau of Robert and Hannah (Hopkins) Williamson and they have one daughter, Maggie V.


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