CHILD'S GAZETTEER OF JEFFERSON COUNTY
TOWN OF CLAYTON


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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John Ackert, a native of Germany, immigrated to America and located at Rhinebeck Flats, Dutchess County, N. Y., where he engaged in farming, and died at an advanced age. He had four children, of whom Abram A., born in Rhinebeck Flats, was one of the pioneer settlers in Clayton, locating here in 1819. He died here in 1868, aged 84 years. His wife, Abigail, daughter of James and Lucy (Hamilton) Giffin, of Canada, also died in 1868, aged 73 years. Their children were Cyrus H., Mary J., James, Marus, Lucy 1st, Lucy 2nd, Anna F., and Page. Page Ackert was born in Clayton, October 8, 1824. He married Martha E., daughter of Benjamin and Florenza (Ellsworth) Pierce, of Cape Vincent, and their children are George P., Charles P., Flora G., Cyrus L., and Mina M. He occupies the homestead farm of his father on road 27. Benjamin Pierce was a native of Connecticut, and served in the Revolutionary war. His son, Benjamin, served at Sackets Harbor in the War of 1812, and drew a pension.

John Allen served in the Revolutionary war and was twice wounded, first in New Jersey, and the second time when the British took possession of New York city. He died in Stephentown, N. Y., in 1839, aged 76 years. His wife, Sarah Kendall, was born in 1757 and died in Stephentown in 1812. Their children were Daniel, John, Jr., Zuba, and Polly. John Allen, Jr., was born in Stephentown, where he died in 1829, aged 40 years. He was a Freewill Baptist minister. He married, first, a Miss Sheldon, who bore him two children, Joseph and Sally A., and second, Judith, daughter of Joshua Palmer (who lived to the great age of 84 years), by whom he had the following children: Daniel, of Schenectady, N. Y.; Hannah L. (Mrs. Carr) and Susan A. (Mrs. McDowell) of Santa Rosa, Cal.; and John J. John Henry, son of Mrs. Susan McDowell, is a teacher in Cornell University. John J. Allen was born in Stephentown, and in 1859 came to Clayton. He married Alma J. Wheeler, of Clinton, N. Y., daughter of Arnold and Hannah (Dilley) Wheeler, and their children are Sarah J. Smith, of Le Raysville, Ida May, and John J., Jr. John J. Allen served in the late war in the Christian and Sanitary commission, is a Freewill Baptist clergyman, and resides in Depauville, where he has preached several years. He was located in Philadelphia four years; Byron, N. Y., two years; Three Mile Bay, four years; Scriba, N. Y., four years, Addison, N. Y., two years; German Flats, N. Y., three years; Middleville, N. Y., one year; and Newville, two years.

Anthony Atwood, a native of Vermont, was one of the early settlers of Clayton. He came here in 1817 and located at Depauville, where he resided until his death. At the time of his settlement here, there were no houses where the village of Clayton now is. His wife, Polly, bore him six children, viz.: Isaac, Chandler, Olive, Cynthia, Zilla, and Coville. Isaac Atwood was born in Vermont and came to Clayton with his father. He married Luthera Stetson, and their children are Janette, Charles, James L., and Montreville W. The latter, who was born in Clayton, married Emma, daughter of Isaac and Adaline (Hudson) Cleveland, of this town, and they have a daughter, Adaline. James L. Atwood married Arvilla, daughter of Francis Dodge, and their children are Celia and Isaac. He is a hardware merchant in company with his brother Montreville W., and has been in business since 1879.

John D. Augsbury, a farmer and wood mechanic, and a native of Pamelia, N. Y., died on Simcoe Island, Canada, in 1874, aged 65 years. He married Bersina Ballard, of Pamelia, who bore him children as follows: Alvira, Sarah A., Samantha, Jackson, Elizabeth, Phebe, Martha, Byron, and Hiram. Elizabeth Augsbury married Abram J. Macdonald, of Gananoque, son of Charles and Charlotte (Backus) Macdonald, by whom she had five children--Bersina, Charlotte, Anna, Isabella, and Charles. In 1882 Mr. Macdonald and his son, Charles, were drowned in a wreck on Sammond Reef, in Lake Ontario. His widow survives at the age of 50 years, and resides in Clayton village.

James Babcock, a native of Vermont, located in Steuben, N. Y. He was married three times and had nine children. His son, Rhodes, was born in Steuben, N. Y., in 1805, and in 1824 he located in Alexandria, where he died in 1886, aged 81 years. He was a farmer by occupation. He married Melissa, daughter of Richard and Melissa Thorn, of Alexandria, and their children were Nancy, John, Betsey, William, Joseph, Daniel, Lillie, Hiram, and James R. The latter married Lucretia, daughter of Columbus and Friendley (Fisher) Evens, of Alexandria, and their children are De Alton E., Allis S., Julia M., Sarah P., and Jennie M. Mr. Babcock is a farmer on road 39. In 1875 he built the Clayton cheese factory, near the village, which he still owns and conducts. Ebenezer Fisher served in the Revolutionary war. Daniel Babcock served in the War of 1812 and drew a pension.

James Barney and his wife, Hannah, had six children, James, Lyman, Josiah, Hannah (who married James Littlefield, of Rural Hill, town of Ellisburgh), Harriet, and Lynn. Lynn Barney was born in Ellisburgh, and was one of the early settlers of Clayton, where he died in 1843, aged 39 years. He followed the dual occupation of farmer and blacksmith. He maried Lydia C. Case, of Clayton, daughter of Wareum and Mercy (Clark) Case, of Massachusetts, and their children were Andrew J., Chauncey L., Morris, Syrena, Lucretta E., Lyman, Althea L., Lydia C., Eliza, and Almond M. The latter, who was born in Clayton, married Mary J., daughter of George W. and Margaret (Waffle) Saulsbury, by whom he has had three children, viz.: Addison L., who died young, Cora A., and Frankie A. He is a farmer. Cora A. Barney married Preston, son of Halsey and Polly (Merrill) Ellis, of Clayton, in 1874, and they have a daughter, Clarence A. [sic] Mr. Ellis is a farmer.

Isaac Barrett, a Revolutionary solider, was born and died in Vermont. His children were Levi, Isaac, Rebecca, and Abigail. Isaac Barrett, Jr., came to Brownville, where he resided many years. He was a millwright, and did work in many of the surrounding towns. He died in Le Ray in 1868, aged 69 years. He married Patience Hudson (whose father was a Revolutionary soldier and a member of General Washington's staff), of Vermont, who bore him six children, viz.: Enos, Hiram, Eratus, Sophia, Jenette, and Francis. The latter was born in Dummerston, Vt., and came to Clayton in 1832. He engaged in lumbering for several years, and finally cleared a farm on road 16, where he resided until 1874, when he removed to the village of Clayton, where he now resides, aged 80 years. He married, first, Eliza, daughter of Jonathan and Rebecca Webb, of Brownville, who bore him 11 children, viz.: Cornelia, Julia, Helen, Kendrick, Mary, Harriet, John, Caroline, Charles N., Nellie, and Francis. He married, second, Mrs. Julia M. Sumner, of Clayton, daughter of Alpheus and Minerva (Webb) Calvin.

Alanson Bass, son of Zebulon, married Julia Ann, daughter of John and Martha (Barkhart) Phillips, of Massena, N. Y., and their children are Edward L., Caroline, John, Charles P., and Chanucey. Edward L. was born in Clayton, January 27, 1833. He married Margaret J. Smith, of Dixon's Landing, Canada, daughter of John and Catharine (Empy) Smith, and their children are Alice, Charles, Ida, Lilly, Edward, and Willy. Mr. Bass is a steamboat captain, and resides in Clayton. Charles P. Bass married Frances H., daughter of Merritt and Mary (Grimshaw) Ghee, of Marysville, by whom he has a son, Charles A. Mr. Bass was born in this town and has always resided here.

Zebulon Bass, of Scotch descent, was born in Saratoga County, N. Y., June 19, 1781. In 1820 he located in Clayton, on Grindstone Island, where he died of cholera in 1821, aged 51 years. He married Sally, daughter of Ephraim Smith, of Mayfield, N. Y., and their children were Alanson, Major, Olive, Julia A., Chancey, Charles M. Ephraim (who died in the army), William, John M., and Sally A. William Bass was born on Grindstone Island in May, 1824. He married Sarah M., daughter of Daniel and Arvilla (Marsh) Whitney, of Brownville, who bore him children as follows: Calvin W. (deceased), Rhoba A., Martha A., and Hattie A. The latter married a Mr. Marshall and died April 22, 1886. Mr. and Mrs. Bass reside in Clayton, aged respectively 65 and 59 years. They occupy a farm on road 48, where they have resided 38 years. Rhoba Bass married Melvin I. Dodge, and they have four children, viz.: Emma, Winnie, Ora, and Irwin. Martha Bass married Eugene Garnsey, and they have a daughter, Jessie.

Tenney Bellville was born near Montreal, Canada, and in 1870 located in Clayton, where he died in 1872, aged 56 years. He married Ida Lafaye, who died in Canada in 1856, aged 42 years. Their children were Larey, Archer, Tenney, Jennie, Mary, Addie, Kate, Augustus, Joseph, and Charles. The latter was born in Montreal, and in 1870 located in Clayton. He married Delia, daughter of Joseph Pelow, and they have an adopted daughter, Maude.

Peter Bouchard was born near Quebec, Canada, where he died, aged 82 years. His son, Peter, married Estelle Langlois, of Canada, and their children are Louise, Adelle, Fred, Deniege, Filman, Remi, and John. John Bouchard was born in Canada, whence he removed to Clayton in 1865, where he now resides. He married Selma, daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Lalonge) Layare, of Clayton, and their children are Emma, Georgianna and Georgia (twins), Grover C., and Paul W.

James Brooker, a native of Albany, N. Y., died near Brockville, Canada. He married Susanna Church, and their children were Joel, Levi, David, Sally, Annie, and Samuel. The latter was born in Albany, whence he removed to Oswego County, where he died at the early age of 26 years. He married Susanna Church, and their children were Nathan, Manley, Albert, and Polly. Albert Brooker married Margaret, daughter of John Edwards, of Oswego, and their children are Louisa, Harriet, William, Ella, Ida, and Albert. William married Ida, daughter of Michael and Margaret (Siscoe) Sweetman, of Cape Vincent, and they have two children, Leora and Hattie. They reside in Clayton.

Samuel Calhoon, a native of Massachusetts, located on Grindstone Island in 1860, where he died in 1880, aged 63 years. He married Nancy Clark, who bore him 15 children, viz.: Mary E., Sarah A., Joshua, Rosina, and Benjamin (twins), John C., Esther, Elmer, Melvin, Martha, Emmett, and four who died young. Elmer, son of Samuel, married Emma J., daughter of Moses and Louisa (Mitchell) Garnsey, of Clayton, and their children are Wellington E., Moses L., Edgar L., and Evelena. He is mate on the sailing vessel Montana, and resides on Grindstone Island.

Carloss Carter was born in Massachusetts, where he died in 1840, aged 73 years. His wife, Pattie, bore him six children. His son, Carlos, came to Clayton in 1850 and died in 1865, aged 69 years. He married Susan Packard, of Orleans, and their children were Deliah, Martha, and Judson N. Judson N. Carter married Mary A., daughter of Albert and Susan (Deuprey) O'Neal, and their children are Susan M., William C., Judson N., Delbert W., and Wanton A. He enlisted in Co. E, J. Harris's Cavalry, for three years, and in 1863 re-enlisted in the same company, serving in all four years. He was honorably discharged at the close of the war.

Anthony Charlebois, a native of Canada, located in Clayton village in 1848, where he died in 1865, aged 84 years. He married Angelic Prue, of Bazor Island, Canada, and their children were Anthony, Louisa, Adelaide, Allen, Matthias, Zavia, Margaret, Matilda, Odeal, Dorcas, Adelle, and Eli. The latter was born in Canada, and came to Clayton in 1848. He maried Elizabeth Bertrand, of Cape Vincent, daughter of John and Ellen (Defo) Bertrand, and their children are Eli E., John, Virginia, Anthony, Alphonzo, Elizabeth, Ellen, Mary, and Edmond, Eli, William, George, and Joseph. Mr. Charlebois is a farmer in Clayton on road 10.

Xaviar Colon, a native of France, emigrated to Cape Vincent in 1828, and now resides in the town of Clayton, on road 15. He married Julia, daughter of Henry Orey, of Rosiere, who bore him children as follows: Marslin, Maryette, Henry, Justice, Julia, Victor, John, Catharine, Virginia, Mary A., 1st, Mary A., 2d, Desire, Oren, Adaline, Napoleon, and Xaviar, Jr. The latter was born in Oswego, N. Y., and came to Clayton in 1850. He married Margaret, daughter of Francis and Mary (Bennett) Miron, of this town, by whom he has had children as follows: Mary A., Desire, Henry, Elizabeth, Mary Jane, Moses, George L., Helen, Josephine, Gertrude, and George. Justice, Oren, and Desire Colon served in the late war.

Charles A. Comins, son of James who served in the War of 1812, was born in Herkimer County, whence he removed to Clayton in 1838, where he died in 1885, aged 75 years. He married Sally Ingraham, of Antwerp, and their children were Alletta, Maria, Adaline, George, and James H. The latter, who was born in Clayton, married Addie, daughter of Morris Cornwell, of Lyme, and their children are Carrie, Hendrick, Jennie, Vinlon P., Charles A., Walton, Raymond, and Harrison. He is a market gardener on road 49, in this twon. His mother, Sally, survives at the age of 77 years, and resides on road 71. George Ingraham served in the Revolutionary war.

Lewis Consaul, son of Matthew and Hannah (Lewis) Consaul, was born in Amsterdam, N. Y., whence he removed to Clayton in 1831, dying here in 1874, aged 62 years. He married Jane Ann, daughter of John L. and Alida (Winnie) Lingenfelter, and their children were Matthew, Alida, Delia, Catharine, Joseph (who served in the late war on the gunboat Mound City, and died in the service), Silas W., John V., Enos, and William H. The latter was born in Clayton. He married Julia M., daughter of Francis and Eliza (Webb) Barrett, and they have two children, Eliza and Cornelia. Mr. Consaul is a dealer in coal and produce in Clayton village. He has served as assessor, deputy collector of customs, commissioner of highways six years, and trustee of Clayton village six years. Mrs. Jane A. Consaul survives her husband, aged 76 years. Silas W. Consaul, was born in Clayton, where he married Viola, daughter of Joshua and Clarissa (Farr) Crosby, and their children are William, Elmer, Julia, and Glenni M. He is a farmer on road 50, in this town, where he has resided eight years.

Elkanah Corbin, a native of Russia, N. Y., came to Clayton in 1818, and died here in 1864, aged 75 years. He married Lucy A. Clark, and their children were Simon J., Ira H., Melzer, Irving, and Alanson C. The latter was born in the town of Russia, and when seven years of age came to Clayton with his parents. He married Eliza, daughter of Elijah and Betsey (Howe) Bowe, of Troy, N. Y., who bore him 10 children, viz.: Elizabeth, Lucy A., Caroline, Harriet, Ellen, Flora, Emily, Salomia, Sherman and James H. The latter, who was born in Clayton, married Caroline A., daughter of Calvin and Zaire A. (Romain) Guiteau, of Cape Vincent, and their children are Carrie I., Harry C., Herman J., and Ernest W. Mr. Corbin is a market gardener.

David Cuppernull was a native of Herkimer County, where he died at the age of 80 years. His son, John, located in Theresa, and died there in 1871, aged 64 years. John served in the late war in Co. C, 35th N. Y. Vols., was wounded in the battle of Antietam, and was honorably discharged. He married Elmira Gardner, and their children were Morris, Marcellus, Merritt, and Lewis. The latter married Lydia A., daughter of Oliver and Eunice (Marble) Cole, of Alexandria, and their children are Lucian, John, and Lizzie. Mr. Cuppernull served in Co. C, 35th N. Y. Vols., two years, and participated in the battles of Antietam, Bull Run, White Sulphur Springs, Warrington Junction, Chantilly, Manassas Junction, and Fredericksburg, and was honorably discharged in 1863. He now resides in Clayton with his three children. His wife died September 10, 1888, aged 47 years.

Libbius Dailey, of Trenton, Oneida County, married Mary A. Gray, who bore him three children, Charles, Emma J., and Irving R. The latter was born in Trenton and came to Clayton in 1873. He married Ellen T.,daughter of Charles and Jane (Carr) Clark, and their children are Frederick L. and Stella T. Mr. Dailey has been a railroad engineer 18 years. He resides in Clayton village.

Abram Dana was frozen to death in Ellisburgh. His wife, Lucinda Smith, bore him eight children, viz.: Nicholas, Abram, Charles, Hannah, Susan, Maria, Sobrina, and David Z. The latter was born in Ellisburgh and in 1830 came to Clayton. He married Emily Bovee, of Johnstown, N. Y., daughter of John G. and Emeline (Bard) Bovee, and they have three children, Almira L., Lovina J., and Hannah M. He enlisted in the late war in Co. B, 60th N. Y. Inf., for three years or during the war, and was so severely wounded in the leg that amputation was necessary. He was in the battle of Antietam and with Sherman in his famous march to the sea, was honorably discharged, and is now drawing a pension.

Nelson Deford, son of Ralph, was born near Montreal, Canada, and in 1841 located in Clayton. He married Mary A., daughter of Frederick and Margaret Campbell, and their children were Nelson, Margaret, Dennis, John, Ambrose, Alphonso, Mary, and Joseph, 2nd. The latter, who was born in Clayton, married Jennie, daughter of Richard and Mary (Gillick) Bailey, of Orleans, and their children are Mary A., Annie L., and George N. He is a farmer on road 12, where he has resided nine years. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Deford are both living, on road 12, aged respectively 74 and 66 years. Joseph Deford lst, son of Ralph, was born in Canada , and came to Clayton in 1832. He married Sophia, daughter of Frederick Campbell, who died June 17, 1888, aged 64 years. Their children are Joseph, Sarah, Fred, Margaret, Rachel, Frank, Eli, Mary, Rosa, Ellen, Michael, and Ralph. Mr. Deford is 75 years of age, and has occupied his present farm on road 12, in Clayton, 48 years. He has 55 grandchildren. His son, Frank, married Kathie Bailey, and has three children, Amie, Viva, and Claude.

David Dewey, a native of Washington County, served in the Revolutionary war, and died at an advanced age. His children were Aaron, Jesse, Sylvia, Freelove, and David. David Dewey located in Adams, where he died in 1861, aged 54 years. He married Polly, daughter of David Cole of Hartford, Washington County, and their children were Eleazar, Joel, Maria, Hiram, Rebecca, Polly, David J., and Benjamin W. The latter was born in Hartford and came to Clayton in 1882, where he now resides. He married Ellen D., daughter of Frederick and Rebecca Hallett, of Smithville, and their children are Alwin H., Holland B., Hartley F., and Clinton M. Mr. Dewey is proprietor of the Dewey House in Clayton village. His son, Holland B., is an undertaker and dealer in furniture in Clayton village, and is a graduate of the United States College of Embalming, New York city. Benjamin Cole served in the Revolutionary war, and was one of General Washington's staff.

Sophronia Dodge, daughter of David and Louisa (Barrett) Dodge, was born at Millen's Bay, in the town of Cape Vincent. She married, first, George H. Gould, May 14, 1869, who died March 15, 1870, aged 43 years. She married, second, William A. Lee, of Clayton, April 6, 1881, who died August 24, 1885, aged 67 years. By her first husband she had a daughter, Georgeanna H. Mrs. Lee is 63 years of age, and resides in Clayton village.

Joseph Donner, a native of France, died in Canada. His son, Joseph, was born in Canada, whence he removed to Clayton, and was drowned at Dexter. He married Mary, daughter of Lewis and Mary Taylor, of Canada, and their children were Rosetta, George, Charles, Albert, Lewis, Marguretta, and Mary. The latter married George F., son of Lonson and Mary (Richardson) Patchin, of Clayton, in 1861, and their children are George, Emma, Clara, Alice, Lonson K., Willie B., and Alvaretta. Mr. Patchin is a farmer.

Henry Dorr was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, where he died at the age of 52 years. His wife, Elizabeth, bore him five children, viz.: Valentine, Henry, George, Elizabeth, and Mary. Valentine Dorr was born in Germany in 1806, and in 1855 came to Clayton, where he died January 22, 1888, aged 81 years. He married Elizabeth, daughter of William Lutz, of Germany, by whom he had five children, viz.: Elizabeth, Mary, Charles, Janette, and Irene. Charles Dorr married Mary, daughter of Lucy Dewire, of Clayton, and they have a son, Fred. Mr. Dorr is a farmer in this town on road 86. Elizabeth Dorr survives her husband at the age of 65 years.

Wilber Easton, a native of England, emigrated to America, locating in the town of Clayton, where he married Lois, daughter of Ira W. and Charlotte (Hubbard) Patchin, by whom he had seven children, viz.: Nathan H., James B., Charles, Nelson O., Hollis G., Ella M., and William J. The latter married Lucena H., daughter of John O. and Elvira (Hall) Spencer, by whom he had a daughter, Mabel, deceased. He has an adopted son, Frank E. Mr. Easton served in Co. G, 10th N. Y. H. A., participated in the battle of Cedar Creek and before Petersburg, and was honorably discharged.

Thomas Elliott, son of Abram, was born at Cherry Valley, N. Y., whence he removed with his father to Brockville, Canada, where he died, aged about 45 years. He married Mary Dean, of Cherry Valley. Their son, Henry, was born in Brockville in 1814, and in 1836 located in Clayton. He married Catharine Carkey, of Potsdam, N. Y., daughter of Joseph and Catharine (Dubois) Carkey, who were natives of France. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott reside in this town, aged respectively 75 and 73 years. Their children are Lewis, of Detroit, Mich., Chauncey, Joseph, Henry J., Hannah, Emeline, Ellanora, Lina, Mary, and William. The latter, who was born in Clayton, married Helen, daughter of James and Sally (Lamphear) Carey, of Port Huron, Mich., and is now a captain on the lakes, where he has been sailing for 30 years. He resides in Clayton village. The Elliott family is of English origin, and came from Dover, Eng. Their coat of arms, from William the Conqueror, is a crest, with arm and sword, with the motto, "Over rocks, through fires, bravely and honorably." Henry J. Elliott married Ella, daughter of Jacob and Jane Hubbard, of Clayton, who bore him three children, Jacob (deceased), Lawrence, and Frederick. He has been a sailor on the lakes since 1868, and mate of a vessel since 1871. He resides in Clayton village. James Carey, mentioned above, a native of Deerfield, N. Y., was one of the early settlers of Clayton, and resided here many years. In 1863 he removed to Port Huron, Mich., where he now resides, aged 75 years. His wife, Sally, is 72 years old.

Benjamin E. Failing, son of John, was born in Herkimer County, and in 1850 located in Clayton. He married Lucy Ann, daughter of Abram Augsbury, of Pamelia, and their children are Louisa, Spencer, Ida, and Demster. The latter married Almedia, daughter of Joseph and Sally (Matice) Tahash, of Clayton, and they have one son, Ernest. He has occupied his present residence in Clayton for 22 years.

Thomas Faire, son of John, was born in Ireland. He removed from Quebec to Clayton in 1834. He married Margaret Barard, of Canada, and their children are William, Mary, Elizabeth, Julia Ann, Edwin, Junia, Lucinda, Marcelia, Frank, Francis, Celia, Alice, Ella, and Joseph. Mr. Faire was the first settler upon the farm in Clayton which he has occupied for 54 years.

Charles Farrell was born and died in Westmeath, Ireland. His wife, Ann Quigley, also a native of Westmeath, bore him two children, Sarah and Charles. In 1851 the latter emigrated to this country and located in Clayton. He married, first, Bridget, daughter of Michael and Mary (Ryan) Mullen, of Clayton, who bore him children as follows: Charles, Mary A., Daniel, Edward, Sarah, John, Barney, Eugene, Ann, and Michael. He married, second, Mrs. Sarah McDougal, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth (Thompson) McDonald, by whom he has a daughter, Bridget A. He is a farmer in this town, where he has been located for 27 years. His first wife died in Clayton in 1887, aged 52 years. Daniel Farrell, son of Charles, was born in Clayton, where he married Mary, daughter of John and Mary (Finn) Payne, by whom he has one son, John. Daniel Farrell is engineer on the steamboat Lotus Seeker, owned by E. R. Holden, of New York city.

John Ferguson, a native of Ireland, died in Montreal. His children were John, Margaret, Thomas, and Sandy. John was born in Montreal and died in London, Canada, in 1858, aged 48 years. He married Henrietta Cook, of LaFargeville, and their children were Caroline, Almira, Sarah, and John H. The latter was born in Niagara Falls, Canada, in 1850, and in 1858 he came to Clayton, where he now resides. He is a farmer. He married Candace L., daughter of William C. and Mary (Cole) Pierce, of Orleans, and their children are Nellie M., William J., Clayton J., Candace E., and Pierce.

Henry Fetterly, of German descent, was born in Montgomery County. He served in the Revolutionary war, and was wounded by the Indians at Oriskany. he died August 5, 1777, aged 40 years. He married Eve Davis, a native of Montgomery County, and they had seven children. His son, Peter, came to Clayton from Montgomery County in 1838, and died here in August, 1856, aged 85 years. He was the first permanent settler on the farm where he died. He married Elizabeth, daughter of John and Annie Fox, of German Flats, N. Y., and their children were John, Annie, David, Elizabeth, Catharine M., Laney, and Lawrence. The latter was born in Little Falls, and in 1838 located in Clayton. He married, Margaret, daughter of Christopher and Margaret (Crimm) Fox, of German Flats, and their children are Reuben, Mary, Levi, Melissa, Elizabeth, Margaret, Martha A., Frances, Franklin, Martin, Amelia, and Willard. He now occupies the homestead farm on road 10.

Peter Fetterly, a Revolutionary soldier, died in Clayton at the advanced age of 87 years. His wife, Margaret, bore him three children, Laney S., Hannah, and Lawrence. The latter was born in Little Falls, N. Y. and in 1837 removed to Clayton, where he now resides. He married Margaret Fox, of Lewis County, and their children are Reuben, Mary, Elizabeth, Margaret, Frances, Franklin, Martin, and Willard. The latter, who was born in Clayton, married Ida R., daughter of Henry L. and Helen (Wesp) Krebs, of Orleans, by whom he has a son. Mr. Fetterly is a farmer.

Michael Fitzgerald, a native of Ireland, emigrated to Montreal, Canada, and finally located in New York city. He served in the War of 1812, and died in Clayton in 1857, aged 74 years. He married Hannah Swaim, of Staten Island, and their children were John, Daniel, Peter, Margaret, and Barrington. The latter was born on Staten Island and came to Clayton with his father. He married Nancy, daughter of Michael and Nora (Ryan) Hayes, of this town, and their children are Michael, Johanna, Nora, Peter, Nancy, Ella, Isabella, and Martha. Mr. Fitzgerald is a farmer and resides on State street, in Clayton village.

Jeremiah Flander, a native of Herkimer County, died at Three Mile Bay at the age of 73 years. His wife, Margaret, bore him six children, viz.: Mary, Louisa, Nancy, Minerva, Ann, and John H. The latter was born in Lyme, where he married Sarah, daughter of Robert Baird, by whom he has two children, Willie and Irvin D., Irvin D. is a member of the firm of James Hayes & Flander, hardware merchants, of Clayton.

Thomas Foley was a native of Ireland, whence he emigrated to Quebec, where he died in 1832, aged about 50 years. He was married and had six children, viz.: Patrick, Margaret, Ann, and John, and two who died young. John Foley married Mary A., daughter of John McCarty, and they had children as follows: Thomas, James, William, Francis, Joseph, Bernard, and John, Jr. Mr. Foley died in Oxford, Canada, aged 74 years. John Foley, Jr., was born in Elizabethtown, Canada, and came to Clayton from Lewis County, N. Y., in 1879. He married Margaret, daughter of Michael and Margaret (Brown) O'Horo of Lowville, N. Y., and his children are Eugene J., James F., Margarat A., Francis E., and Gertrude M. Mr. Foley is a boot and shoe merchant at Clayton.

Elijah Fox, a native of Connecticut, came from Cortland County, N. Y., to Clayton in 1832. He died here in 1853, aged 83 years, and his wife also died here, aged 70 years. His children were Hubbell, Phila, Emily, and Alfred. Hubbell Fox was the first supervisor of Clayton. Alfred Fox was prominent in town affairs, was member of Assembly in 1851, customs officer at Cape Vincent four years, supervisor 10 years, and justice of the peace 15 years. He married Lucy Harris, of Cortland County, and they had four children, James H., Mary J., George, and Byron. Upon the death of his first wife he married Olive C. Bent, of Watertown, by whom he had five children, Charles A., Hattie, Nellie, Frank C., and Alfred, Jr. He was born in 1807 and died in 1880, his wife surviving his death only two weeks. Byron Fox, son of Alfred, Sr., married Sarah, daughter of Gordon and Sarah (Rogers) Gloyd, of Clayton, and their children are Mary J., Grace G., Wilbur A., and Harry B. He is a farmer.

William Frame, a native of Vermont, was a practicing physician in Herkimer County for several years, when he located in Depauville, in this town, where he continued in practice until his death in 1847, aged 71 years. He succeeded Dr. Page, who was the first physician in this town. He married Clarissa Joy, of Vermont, and their children were Luke E., Solomon V., Betsey, and Ann. Luke E. Frame was born in Russia, Herkimer County, and located in Depauville with his parents. He became a physician and surgeon, and succeeded to the practice established by his father, which he continued until his death in 1883, aged 71 years. He married Louisa Humb, by whom he had three children, George B., Silas W., and Solomon V. The latter married Avis D., daughter of James and Deborah (Fry) Johnson, by whom he has three children, viz.: Merton E., Herbert J., and Vivene B. He graduated from the Buffalo Medical College in 1862, and in 1863 enlisted in the late war as surgeon and served till 1865. He succeeded his father, at Depauville, then was located at Three Mile Bay for two years, and is now practicing his profession in Clayton village. His son, Merton E., who is a boot and shoe merchant in Clayton, married Fanny, daughter of William and Maryette (Johnson) Hills, of Chaumont, and they have a daughter, Corinne M.

Alphonzo Francis, a native of Depauville, married Jennie, daughter of Anthony and Ida (La Fay) Bellville, of Clayton, and they have a son, Anthony, who resides on Alexander street. Edmond Francis married Cornelia Steele, of Clayton, daughter of Sell Steel, and now resides in this town. Harvy Cole, a half-brother of Alphonzo Francis, served in the late war. Anthony Bellville's children are Leander, Archer, Charles, Anthony, Augustus, Joseph, Mary, Matilda, Ida, and Jennie (Mrs. Alphonzo Francis).

David Fratcher, son of David, was born in New York city and now resides in Alma, Mich. He served in Co. M, 6th U. S. Cav., until the close of the war. He married Mary, daughter of Jacob Weidlea, of Utica, and their children are David W., William F., Charles H., H. Irwin, and Laura D. William F. Fratcher was born in Deerfield, N. Y., and in 1883 located in Clayton village, where he is proprietor of a general variety store. In 1889 he married Luella M., daughter of Johiel and Elizabeth (Van Sickle) Jackson.

Chris. John Garlock, was born in Herkimer County, N. Y., and died in German Flats, in that county, in 1865, aged 74 years. His wife, Elizabeth Fetterly, bore him one son, John, who married Nancy, daughter of Charles and Charity (Zulle) Garlock, by whom he had nine children, viz.: Bernard, Nancy, Charity, John, Mary, Lucinda, Levi, Hezekiah, and Daniel. Daniel Garlock was born in Danube, N. Y., and came to Clayton in 1851. He married Almira Zoller, of Pamelia, daughter of Jacob and Nancy (Rider) Zoller, and their children are Lucinda, Hattie, Rhoda, Nancy, Ella, Emma, and Alvin. The latter was born in Danube, N. Y., and came to Clayton with his father. He married Addie, daughter of Ephraim and Alivra (Osborn) Halleday, of Clayton, and his children are Lester, Hattie, Charles, George, Jay, and Addie. His wife died in February, 1885, aged 37 years. He is a farmer on road 6, in this town. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Garlock still occupy the farm on road 8, where they have resided 31 years. They are aged respectively 66 and 63 years.

Hubbard Garnsey was born in Lowville, whence he removed to Clayton in 1836, locating on a farm on the St. Lawrence River. He married Phebe J., daughter of Daniel and Malinda (McMillan) Livingston, of Canada, and their children are Sarah M., Esther J., Ella M., Ward S., Nora R., Emma A., Hubbard L., Jennie E., Frank B., and Jessie. Mr. Garnsey is a farmer on road 2, Grindstone Island. Charles A. and Matthew Livingston, brothers of Mrs. Garnsey, served in the late war and were honorably discharged. Emma Garnsey married George Clark, a native of Scotland, and they have a son, Floyd B. Mr. Clark is a farmer on Grindstone Island.

Marisa Garnsey married, first, Sherman, son of Peter B. and Catharine (Bersie) Beadle, of Clayton, and their children are Hiram, Cora C., Kittie, Willard, Frank, and Charlotte. Upon the death of her husband Mrs. Beadle married Philo R. Clark, of Clayton. She built and now owns the new block on James street known as the Clark block. Her daughter, Kittie Beadle, married Willis Hawes, by whom she has three children, Ruth H., Sherman B., and Neddie.

Moses C. Garnsey, son of John and Charlotte Garnsey, was born in Lowville, N. Y., July 28, 1823, and with his parents removed to Clayton. He married Louisa, daughter of Samuel and Lavina (Adams) Mitchell, of this town, and their children were Francello, Merritt A., Emma H., Willard, Emmett, Edgar J., Hubbard, Emma J., and George F. He is now a farmer on Grindstone Island. George F. Garnsey married Amorette, daughter of John and Roselle (Howe) Chase, of Clayton, and their children are Carrie E., Celia L., Fred, John, Gladys, George Eva., and Lulu. He is also engaged in farming on Grindstone Island. Edgar J. Garnsey was born in Clayton, where he married Esther, daughter of Samuel and Nancy (Clark) Calhoon, by whom he has four children, Gracie L., Amie B., Benjamin F., and Laura E. He now resides on road 4, Grindstone Island, where he is engaged in farming.

Samuel Garnsey, who served in the Revolutionary war, was born in Burlington, Vermont, whence he removed to Lowville, N. Y., and in 1839 located in Clayton, where he died in 1843, aged 84 years. His wife, Jerusha Darling, died in 1840, aged about 75 years. Their children were Samuel, John, Levi, Darling, Joseph, Jerusha, Lydia, and Esther. John Garnsey was born in Vermont, and in 1836 came to Clayton and located on road 28, on what is known as the Garnsey farm, where he died in 1873, aged 84 years. He served at Sackets Harbor in the War of 1812. He married Charlotte, daughter of Moses and Anna (Cooper) Coffin, of Lowville, and they had children as follows: Russel, Francello, Othniel, Moses, Hubbard, Zaleyette, Marisa, and Francis D. The latter, who was born in Lowville, located in Clayton in 1836. He married Mary, daughter of Dennis and Jerusha (Garnsey) Leonard, of Lowville, and they have two children, Charlotte and John L. Mr. Garnsey is a farmer in Clayton, on road 28.

John Henry Gernald, a native of Denmark, emigrated to Quebec, and subsequently to Gananoque, Canada, where he died at the age of 90 years. His wife, Annie Fountain, bore him eight children, viz.: Peter, Betsey, Polly, William, Phebe J., Lucinda, Esther, and Mary A. The latter married, first, David Lashley, of Clayton, who served in the Florida war, and was honorably discharged. Mr. Lashley was drowned in 1869, aged 50 years. Their children are Peter and Mary. Mrs. Lashley married, second, Michael Derosia, of Clayton, who enlisted in Co. G., 135th N. Y. Inf., served in three battles, and died February 10, 1862. His widow survives, aged 68 years. Their children are Alexander and Edwin.

Archibald Gilchrist, a native of Michigan, resided in Clayton several years, and died in New Orleans, La., in 1854. He married Ellen, daughter of Thomas and Mary Ternon, of Clayton, and their children were George, Helen, and Chancy W. The latter who was born in Clayton, married Julia, daughter of Benjamin and Julia (Sawyer) Carpenter, of this town, where they now reside.

Gordon Gloyd died in Clayton at the age of 65 years. He married Sarah, daughter of Gideon Rogers, and their children were Milton, Charles, Chester, Marian, Sarah, Helen, and Avadna. Charles Gloyd was born in Clayton. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Conrad and Elizabeth (Snell) Jeffers, of Orleans, by whom he had three children, Ellen, Lettie, and Nelson E. The latter, who was born in Orleans, married Esther J., daughter of Capt. Augustus and Jane (Pettit) Tracey, of Clayton, and they have two children, Charles A. and Perley. In 1888 Nelson E. Gloyd built the Riverside Hotel in Depauville, of which he is now proprietor. Charles Gloyd served in the 20th Cavalry, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war.

John Gordon was born in Scotland, where he died at the extreme age of 98 years. His children were Henry, William, David, Alexander, Arthur, and Annie. In 1855 Arthur Gordon removed from Scotland to Atwood, Canada, where he now resides. He married Jane, daughter of Alexander Jackson, of Scotland, who bore him a son, David, who was born in Scotland in 1850. David Gordon came to Clayton in 1878. He married Nora A., daughter of Hubbard and Jane Garnsey, of this town, and their children are Jessie M., Elsie J., Robert D., and Merton G. Mr. Gordon owns with Joseph Turcotte the stone quarry on Grindstone Island.

John Grabber was a native of Austria, where he resided until his death. His wife, Mary, bore him one son, Anthony D., who came to Clayton in 1870. Anthony D. Grabber married Ellen, daughter of Sullivan Smith, of Clayton, and they have one daughter, Arminda. Mr. Grabber is a proprietor of the Central Hotel at Depauville.

Robert P. Grant, son of William, of Scotch parentage, was born in Stonington, Conn. He was a cousin of General Grant's father, and was a captain of militia. He died in Liberty, N. Y. His wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Major Benjamin Crumb, bore him three children--Lucy, Benjamin, and Isaac. The latter was born in Liberty, and died in Neversink, N. Y., in 1865, aged 43 years. He was a general merchant and a prominent man in the town. He married Hannah, daughter of Peter Leroy, of Neversink, and they had eight children. Robert P. Grant, eldest son of Isaac, married Lettie C., daughter of Daniel and Isabella (Love) Hayes, of Boonville, and they have a son, Robert D. In 1874 Mr. Grant went to Fort Madison, Iowa, and engaged in the banking business with Senator W. G. Kent, and in 1876 he located in Clayton, where he now resides. He is cashier of the Exchange Bank.

Richard Gray, a native of Edinburg, Scotland, came to Clyde, N. Y., in 1835, and in 1839 located in Clayton, where he died in 1881, aged 81 years. His occupation was farming. He married Elizabeth Ludsley, of Scotland, and their children were Margaret, Elizabeth, William, David, Jennie, and John. The latter was born in Clyde, N. Y., and in 1866 came to Clayton. He married Nancy, daughter of Lodowick and Julia (Suits) Dillon, of Alexandria and their children are Frederick, Nettie, George, Richard, Edith, and Burton. Mr. Gray is a farmer, on road 39, in Clayton, where he resided 14 years. He served in the civil war in Co. K, 10th N. Y. H. A., three years, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war.

John Henry Green, son of Charles, was a native of Canada, whence he removed to Clayton early in life, where he died in 1888, aged 73 years. He served in the late war in Co. E., 35th N. Y. H. A., reelisted, was wounded in the leg, and received a pension. He married Margaret E., daughter of Jacob and Margaret Saulsman, of Somerville, N. Y., and their children were Ellen O., Melissa A., Stephen A., Eliza A., Mary A., John M., James W., and William H. The latter was born in Somerville, N. Y., and came to Clayton in 1882. He married Mary A., daughter of Charles H. and Jane M. (Cavewell) Delano, of Hammond, N. Y., and now occupies the homestead in Clayton.

Stephen Hale, a native of Massachusetts, was one of the early settlers of Brownville, where he died in 1818, aged 33 years. He was a cooper by trade, and served in the War of 1812. He married Lucy, daughter of Samuel Macomber, and they had two children, Dennis and Stephen. The latter removed from Brownville to Clayton in 1835, and was engaged in mercantile business here until 1873, when he retired. He married Betsey D., daughter of Seabury and Hannah Allen, of Galway, N. Y., and their children are Carrie, Lucy, John, and George. The latter is a clerk in the Michigan Central Railroad office at Detroit.

Warren Hall, son of Benjamin and grandson of George, was born in West Greenwich, N. Y., whence he removed to Jefferson County and located at Stone Mills, in February, 1815. He subsequently located on a farm, on road 6, in this town, where he died in 1879, aged 88 years. He married Martha, daughter of Joshua Rogers, of Greenwich, and their children were Norman, Louisa, Hiram, Benjamin, Phebe M., Warren, Polly M., Hannah, George, Joseph W., and Henry. Henry Hall, who was a native of Clayton, married Mina, daughter of Christopher and Margaret (Petrie) West, of Cape Vincent, by whom he has four children--Clara E., Delia E., Phebe M., and Henry W. He is a farmer, and occupies the homestead on road 6. Joshua Rogers, mentioned before, served in the Revolutionary war and was murdered at Brownville, in 1826, aged 50 years. Following is a copy of the marriage certificate of Benjamin Hall:-- "I hereby sertify that Benjamin Hall Son to George Hall and Mary Sweet Daughter to William Sweet dead both of west Greenwich was Lawfully Joyned together in marriage by me.
"west greenwich 7th of october 1790
"Elijah Green Elder."

John Hayes, a native of Tipperary, Ireland, emigrated to the United States and located at Fulton, Oswego County, where he is engaged in farming and dairying. He married Catharine, daughter of Patrick Doyle, of Canada, and their children are Michael, James, Dennis, Mary, Catharine, Sarah, Margaret, Agnes, Elizabeth, Susan, Julia, and Patrick K. Patrick K. Hayes was born in Oswego County, and in 1875 located in Clayton, where he married Mary, daughter of William and Sarah (McCue) O'Toole, by whom he has two children, Maryette and Sarah E. Mr. Hayes has been proprietor of the Hayes House, at Clayton, for 19 years.

William Hayes, a native of Tipperrary, Ireland, resided in Boonville and Orleans, N. Y., and died in Clayton in 1870, aged 82 years. He married Ann Kellett, of Carthage, and they had two children, viz.: Mary A. (Mrs. John Hunt), of Neenah, Wis., and John W. The latter was born in La Fargeville, whence he removed to Clayton and located upon the homestead of his father. He married, first, Margaret, daughter of Michael Millen, who bore him five children, viz.: William T., Mollie F., Michael G., Annie M., and John. He married, second, Margaret, daughter of Malachi and Mary (Ryan) Gooley, and they have a daughter, Kittie, and an adopted daughter, Ida J. Kanaley.

Anthony Herbrecht, son of Anthony, was born in France, where he died in 1860, aged 83 years. His wife, Katie Keiffer, bore him four children, Joseph A., Frances, Mary, and Anthony. The latter was born in France, and in 1880 emigrated to this country and located in Clayton. He married Ellen, daughter of Patrick Hughes, of Orleans, and their children are Joseph A., John, and Mary. He is a farmer in this town. Joseph A. married Susan, daughter of Stephen Pelow.

John Herse, a native of Ireland, and son of Lewis, died in Canada in 1867, aged 73 years. His wife, Mary Delap, bore him six children, viz.: Frank, Eliza, Belle, Moses, William, and Robert. Moses Herse was born in Ireland, and in 1877 located in Clayton. He married Anne E., daughter of Samuel and Annie (Ford) Bridgen, and their children are William, Samuel, Robert, George, Mary, Adaline, Emma, and Minnie. Mr. Herse is a farmer on Grindstone Island.

Philip Heyl was born in Grosszimern, Germany, whence he immigrated to America, first locating in the town of Orleans, and subsequently at Evans Mills, where he died, aged about 75 years. His wife died in Germany. Their children were Henry, Peter, George, Wendle, Mary and Catharine. Henry Heyl was born in Germany, and when 28 years of age located in Orleans, subsequently removing to Clayton, where he died in 1879, aged 74 years. He married Catharine Heldt, of Orleans, and their children were Philip, George, Catharine, Henriette, Maria, and Henry. The latter was born in Orleans and now occupies the homestead farm on road 77 in this town. He has served the town as justice of the peace and highway commissioner.

Daniel Hill, a native of New Jersey, died in Saratoga County in 1829, aged 75 years. He married Mary Van Pelt, of Saratoga, and of their seven children, Daniel, Jr., was born in Saratoga, located in Watertown in 1815, and in 1822 removed to Clayton, where he died in 1866, aged 79 years. He married Margaret Stevenson, of Saratoga County, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Stevenson, and they had six children, viz.: Walter G., Washington, Leonard, Jefferson, Margaret, and Harrison. Margaret Hill married Alanson P., son of Gideon and Lucy (Congdon) Rogers, and their children are Winfield and Ella.

Luther M. Hill, a native of South Dorset, Vt., located in Watertown about 1840, and subsequently removed to Alexandria, where he resided until his death in 1869, aged 62 years. He married Jane, daughter of Abram Smith, also a native of Vermont, who died in Alexandria in 1887, aged 72 years. Their children were Cordelia, Harmon D., Major W., Edson B., Marvin A., Martha, Sylvia, and Malcolm B. The latter was born in Alexandria, and in 1880 removed to Clayton. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Adam and Annie E. Hartman, of Alexandria, and they have had children as follows: Laura C. (who died in 1889, aged 19 years), William A., Norman B., Libbie, Alice, Watson D., Emma, Livonia, Maude, and Mary. Mr. Hill is proprietor of Silver Spring Hotel, in this town.

Richard Hill, a ship builder, was born in Ipswich, England, where he died at the age of 68 years. He married Sarah Channing, and they had three children, George F., Sarah, and Mary. George F. Hill was born in London, England, and in 1852 located in Clayton, where he now resides. He married Mrs. Elizabeth Girard, of Clayton, daughter of George Wilson, and his children are Hattie, George F., Jr., Robert, and Sadie. Mrs. Hill died at Clayton in 1889, aged 66 years. Mr. Hill has served as sailor, mate, and captain on the lakes for 30 years. George F., Jr., married Mary, daughter of William N. and Annie C. (McCarn) Martin, of Clayton, by whom he has three children, viz.: Clay M., Florence E., and Mary N. He is manufacturer of spoon fish-bait, and resides in Clayton village.

William Hollenbeck, a native of Herkimer County, was one of the early settlers of Cape Vincent, where he died at the age of 80 years. Of his five children, Abram was born in Herkimer County and came to Clayton in 1842, where he died in 1887, aged 78 years. He married Aurelia Andrus, of Cape Vincent, and the fruit of this union was seven children, viz.: Deloss, Albert, Gertrude, Julia, Stephen, Cornelia, and Ezra G. Ezra G. Hollenbeck married Barbara, daughter of George and Agnes (Happ) Baltz, of Orleans, who bore him two children, Edward B. and Henry L. (deceased). Mr. Hollenbeck resides in Clayton village.

Howell Howells, son of David and Mary, a native of South Wales, emigrated to Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1817, and there resided until his death in 1826, aged 32 years. He married Ann, daughter of Henry and Catharine Morgan, of Wales, and their children were Mary Ann, Catharine, and Henry. Mary Ann Howells was born in Georgetown, D.C. She married, first, Samuel H. Blanchard, a carpenter, of New York city, who died in New Orleans, aged about 34 years. Their children were Lucy, Charles, and Mary. By her second husband, David M., F. David, of Canada, she had one son, David. Mary Blanchard married Martin Ranney, of Cape Vincent, June 25, 1867, who died August 24, 1885. Mr. Ranney was customs officer at Clayton nine years, and a merchant at Depauville seven years. He had born to him a daughter, Grace, who is attending a commercial college in St. Paul, Minn. He also had an adopted daughter, Emma. His widow survives him at the age of 43 years, and resides in Clayton.

Isaac Hurd, of Vermont, located in Watertown in 1850, where he died in 1860, aged 90 years. He served in the Revolutionary war and drew a pension. He married Sarah Ward, in Vermont, and they had nine children. Their son, Benjamin Hurd, was born in Bennington, Vt., whence he removed to Champion, N. Y., in 1810, and in 1820 located in Orleans. He died in Clayton in 1863, aged 73 years, and was buried in La Fargeville. His wife, Nancy Oliver, died at the age of 70 years. Of their 10 children, Norman Q., was born in Champion, and in 1850 came to Clayton. He married Mary Ann, daughter of John H. and Phebe (Morse) Hawn, of Orleans, who bore him four children, viz.: M. Elizabeth, G. Malcomb, W. Ellsworth, and Minnie R. George Hawn, a native of Poland, served in the Revolutionary war. John H. Hawn was born in Johnstown, N. Y., and served in the War of 1812. Norman Q. Hurd served in the Patriot war. W. Ellsworth married Emma C. Hildreth, by whom he has a daughter, Ethel May.

Aaron Kittle, a native of Pennsylvania, was one of the early settlers of Clayton, on Grindstone Island. He died on Sir John's Island, Canada, in 1871, at an advanced age. He married Sarah, daughter of Christopher and Sarah (Shepard) Rushlo, of Landsdown, Canada, by whom he had the following children: David, James, Charles, Mary Esther, Jane, Maria, and Nancy. David Kittle was born on Grindstone Island in 1818. He married Matilda, daughter of John and Filinda (Crawford) Stoliker, of Gananoque, Canada, and their children are Lewis, Hattie, and Sarah. Mr. Kittle has occupied his present farm on road 1, on Grindstone Island, for 31 years. He was the first settler on this farm.

William Layare was born in Canada in 1850, and came to Clayton when three years of age. He married Mary, daughter of Joseph and Ellen (Bertreau) Charlebois, of this town, and they have a son, Andrew. Mr. Layare is a boat builder and resides in Clayton village.

Joseph Leyare, or Layare, a native of Canada, died in Clayton in 1888, aged 70 years. His children were Stephen, William, George, Selma, Delia, Mary, and Joseph. The latter was born in Canada, and located in Clayton, his present residence, with his father. He married Elizabeth Mercier, of Canada, and their children are Nellie, Lizzie, Leona, Henry, Joseph L., and Mary. Joseph L., married Maggie, daughter of Thomas and Eliza (Williams) Davis, of Herefordshire, Eng., and their children are Lillie M. and Grace M. Mr. Leyare is a carpenter, and resides in Clayton village.

Michael Lingenfelter was a native of Germany. He came to America before the Revoutionary war, and located in Montgomery County, N. Y., where he died. He had nine children, of whom John was born in Montgomery County, and in 1838 located in Clayton, where he died the same year, aged 58 years. He married Elida, daughter of Conrad Winnie, of Montgomery County, and their children were John, Jr., Jane A., Conrad, Catharine, Obediah, Daniel H., Susan, and William H. William H. Lingenfelter was born in Montgomery County, and in 1837 located in Clayton and engaged in blacksmithing. He married Mary E., daughter of John and Mary (Smith) Wilson, of this town, and their children are Susan E., Jemima M., John W., Emma L., Merritt E., Ella A., Jennie E., Minnie M., Kate E., Nellie C., Elma S., and Maggie M. He occupies a farm on road 35, in this town, where he has resided 26 years. Mr. and Mrs. Lingenfelter are aged respectively 66 and 61 years. He served as supervisor two years, and has been assessor nine years. His daughter, Susan E., married Warren T. Sampson, and Jemima married Jay Morse and resides in Michigan. His son, Merritt E., married Frankie A., daughter of Almond and Jane (Saulsbury) Barney, of Clayton, January 10, 1877, by whom he has a son, A. Lee. He is also a farmer.

Samuel Linnel, a native of Maine, came to Jefferson County when 20 years of age, and subsequently located on Grindstone Island, where he died in 1849, aged about 68 years. His wife, Eunice, died in Clayton in 1854, aged 71 years. Of their nine children, Charles R. maried Harriet Dillon, of Watertown, who bore him the following children: Silas H., Emily L., Maryette, Ursula J., Betsey, Harriet, Charles A., and George D. George D. Linnell was born in Watertown, whence he removed to Clayton in 1849. He married Elizabeth Gray, of Redwood, N. Y., daughter of Richard Gray, and their children are William J., John M., Merton G., and Elizabeth. He is a farmer, and has occupied his present farm in Clayton for 22 years.

John Loughlin lived and died in Kilkenny, Ireland. He married Margaret Lynch, also a native of Ireland, who died in Iowa in 1878. Their children were Patrick, Kate, John, Mary, Thomas, and James. The latter, who was born in Ireland, came to Clayton in 1842 and settled on a farm. He married, Ellen, daughter of Michael and Bridget (Murphy) McKinley, of Clayton, in 1848, and their children are Mary Jane, James J., Andrew, William J., and Frank H. The latter is now a resident of Syracuse, and a postal clerk between that city and New York. James Loughlin has retired from business and resides in the village of Clayton.

Gideon Lowe was born in New York, and died in Clayton. He was the father of 10 children, of whom Isaac was born in Copenhagen, N. Y., and when 17 years of age removed to Clayton, where he died in 1879, aged 67 years. He married Zilla Atwood, by whom he had children as follows: Alfred, Celia, Adelaide, Letheria, Frank, and Frank D. The latter, who was born in Clayton, married Gertrude, daughter of Sanford and Betsey (Rice) Plumb, of this town, and they have a son, Ross B. Mr. Lowe now occupies the homestead farm upon which he was born.

William F. Lowe, son of Abram, was born in Clayton, and was reared upon a farm. He married Frances, daughter of Erastus Wright, and they had three sons and four daughters, viz.: William W., a farmer, who resides in Clayton; Clara (Mrs. Frank W. Wright), who resides in Monroe County; Mary (Mrs. Alexander D. Schall), of Clayton; Nellie S., who resides at home; George A., born in 1861, who is proprietor of Spring Side cheese factory, in Worth; Charles M., a school teacher, who resides at home; and Effie, (Mrs. Edward Herkimer), who resides in the town of Lyme.

John McCarn, a native of Scotland, emigrated to Wayne County, N. Y., where he died. His wife, Catharine, bore him nine children, of whom Michael was born in Montgomery County, N. Y., where he died in 1812. He married Nancy, daughter of Henry and Catharine Failing, and they had two children, Sally and Elijah. The latter was born in Montgomery County and came to Clayton in 1842. He was the first permanent settler on the farm on road 22 now known as the McCarn farm. He married Susan, daughter of Adolph and Sally (Yates) Seeber, of Canajoharie, N. Y. and their children are Michael, Clinton, Anna, Seeber, Georgianna, Yates, Sidney J., and Elizabeth. Mr. McCarn has retired from business and resides in Clayton village. Michael, son of Elijah, married Clara, daughter of Nelson McNitt, and they have three children, viz.: Nelson E., Florence, and William, of whom Nelson E. has been editor of the interesting and ably conducted weekly newspaper On the St. Lawrence, published in Clayton village. Seeber McCarn married Elsie C., daughter of Elias C. and Alzina (Parisch) Davis. He was appointed postmaster at Clayton by President Cleveland. Sidney J. McCarn married Abigail T., daughter of Selden Steele, of Clayton, and they have an adopted son, Bayard W. Mr. McCarn is proprietor of a meat market on James street, Clayton.

John McCombs was born in Herkimer, N. Y., and was one of the pioneer settlers of Lyme, where he was the first settler upon a farm in the McComb neighborhood in that town. He resided here until his death in 1849, aged 73 years. He married Madelena Frank, of Herkimer County, and their children were Andrew, Betsey, Mary, Sally, William, Catharine, Abigail, Hannah, John, and George. The latter was born in Pamelia, March 6, 1812, and died April 16, 1868, aged 56 years. He married, first, Lucinda Farr, who bore him two children, Cynthia and Madison, and second, Jane C., daughter of John B. and Clarissa (Stanley) Esselstyn, by whom he had four children, Harriet, William J., Mary, and George M. His widow survives, aged 75 years. Dr. George M. McCombs married Annette, daughter of Danford and Lucy J. (Bodgers) Weaver, of Clayton, and their children are Ray G., Ross, Carl E., and Alice C. Dr. McCombs studied medicine with Dr. H. G. P. Spencer, of Watertown, and graduated from the Bellevue Hopsital Medical College in 1877. In 1880 he located in Clayton, where he has since practiced with marked success. William J. McCombs married, first, Martha, daughter of Robert Ellsworth, of Canada, who bore him two children, Esther and George, and second, Alzada, daughter of Thomas and Alzada (Hudson) Rees, of Clayton. He has been engaged in the drug business in Clayton village for the past eight years, and has served the town as clerk.

Dr. Henry A. McIlmoyl, a native of Cardinal, Ontario, Canada, came to Clayton in 1876, and has since been in the successful practice of his professiion in this town. He graduated from McGill College, Montreal, in March, 1876. He married Sophie, daughter of Gordon and Sophie (Robinson) Wert, of Iroquois, Canada. His father, John McIllmoyl (son of Thomas and Mary), was a farmer, and died in Cardinal in 1853, aged 44 years. His mother, Eliza (Shaver), died in 1855, aged 34 years. Dr. McIllmoyl has a brother, John, and a sister, Elizabeth.

Michael McKinley was born in Armaugh, Ireland, where he died at the age of 80 years. His wife, Rosa, bore him four children, viz.: Mary, Susan, Bernard, and Michael. The latter was born in Ireland, whence he emigrated to this country, locating in Brownville in 1842, and in Clayton in 1845, dying in the latter town in 1857, aged 62 years. He married Bridget, daughter of Patrick Murphy, in Ireland, and their children were John, Bridget, Ellen, Mary A., Ann, Arthur, Rosa, Bernard, and Patrick. Patrick McKinley was born in Armaugh, Ireland, and came to Clayton with his father. He married, first, Margaret, daughter of Terrence and Catharine McLoughlin, and their children are Willie, Joseph B., John T., Michael C., Nellie, and Eugene. He married, second, Mrs. Ellen Kelsey, of Theresa, daughter of Bartholomew and Mary (Welch) Kelsey, and they occupy a farm on road 13, where he has resided 38 years. He has been a captain on the lakes, and was pilot on the first schooner that ran through from Kingston, Canada, to Chicago. His present wife, Ellen, was the wife of Franklin D. Kelsey, who died in Theresa. She had four children by Mr. Kelsey, namely: John F., Mary, Wealthy J., and Emma. Margaret McKinley died in 1879, aged 30 years.

John McRae, a native of Inverness, Scotland, emigrated to America and located on Wolf Island, Canada, soon after his marriage, and here remained until his death. His wife, Belle McRae, died in Scotland at the age of 30 years. Their children were Margaret, Mary, Alexander, and Faquher. The latter was born in Inverness, whence he emigrated to Clayton in 1864, dying here December 21, 1888, 72 years. He was a farmer by occupation. He married, first, Belle McCloud, of Glengara, Canada, who bore him three children, Margaret, Flora, and John; and second, Mary, daughter of John and Mary (Hudson) McCurdey, of Wolf Island, by whom he had four children, Belle, Thomas, Mary, and Alexander. His widow, Mary survives at the age of 58 years, and resides on a farm on Grindstone Island.

John Mallet was born near Montreal and died in Brockville, Canada, in 1849, aged 35 years. He married Melissa Proville, and their children were Julia, Edward, John, Sarah, and Frank. The latter was born in Ogdensburg, N. Y., and married Mary A., daughter of Edward and Eliza (Bolger) Cavana, of Brockville, by whom he has four children, namely: Margaret, John, Frank, and Elizabeth. Mr. Mallet served in the war in Co. F, 10th N. Y. H. A., participated in the battles of Cold Harbor and Petersburg, and was honorably discharged in 1865, after three years' service.

James Manson was born in Parish Halkirk, Scotland, where he died in 1826, at the extreme age of 103 years. He was a farmer and a sailor, and was taken prisoner by the Americans in the Revolutionary war. He married Janette Crearea, and their children were William, David, and John. The latter was also born in Halkirk, Scotland, where he died in 1879, at the advanced age of 98 years. He married, Ann, daughter of Alexander and Margaret (Swanson) Alexander, and their children were Janette, Margaret, Ann, Elizabeth, Johanna, James, Joean, Isabella, Willamina, Catharine, Donald, David, and Alexander. Alexander Manson was born in Halkirk, Scotland, emigrated to Quebec in 1840, and in 1848 located in Clayton, where he married Elizabeth, daughter of Michael and Mary (Fitzpatrick) Delaney. Their children are John W., Mary H., Ann, Ellen, James A., Elizabeth, Michael D., William P., Margaret J., and Jenette J. Mr. Manson has resided in Clayton village since 1860. He has been a sailor and farmer, and is now a merchant tailor.

Garret Marcellus was born in Johnstown, N. Y., whence he removed to Harrisburg, Lewis County, where he died at the extreme age of 92 years. He served in the Revolutionary war and subsequently drew a pension. His wife, Charlotte, bore him seven children, of whom Philip was a native of Johnstown (where all the children were born), whence he removed to Montague, Lewis County, where he remained until 1888, when he located in Sugar Grove, Madison County, Mich., where he now resides. He married Lucretia Lamberton, and their children are Mary, Permelia, Louisa, Melissa, Sylvester, Melzer, Ferdinand, Curtis, Chester, and Lorenzo. Lorenzo Marcellus married first, Eveline Lamphere, of Montague, N. Y., who bore him four children, Carrie E. A., Lucretia A., Ernest J., and Ethridge M. He married, second, Bessie, daughter of Rial and Mary (O'Connor) Brown, of Clayton, by whom he has a son, Curtis L. Mr. Marcellus enlisted in Co K, 94th N. Y. Inf., which was consolidated with Co. B, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war in 1865. He participated in the battles of Cedar Mountain, Rappahannock Station, Thoroughfare Gap, second Bull Run, Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Mine Run, and was incarcerated in Libby, Belle Isle, and Salisbury prisons. He lost a leg in the service of his country.

James Markwick, a native of England, died in Rossie, N. Y., aged 90 years. He was a farmer. His wife, Mary, who also died in Rossie, bore him six children, viz.: Samuel, William, James, John, Elizabeth, and Hannah. Samuel Markwick was born in England, and came to America with his father. He finally located in the town of Antwerp, where he now resides. He married Mary Shadwell, of England, and their children are James, William, Benjamin, Henry, Matilda, Mary, Sarah, and John. John Markwick was born in England, and came to Clayton in 1861. He married Henrietta, daughter of Charles Overholdt, of German parentage, and is now a farmer in Clayton, where he has resided 19 years.

John Marshall, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, came to Galloe Island from Lisbon, N. Y., where he engaged in farming, dying there at the age of 80 years. He married Janette Given, of Scotland, who bore him eight children, viz.: John, James William, Archibald, David, Thomas, Robert, and Janette. Archibald Marshall removed from Galloe Island to Clayton in 1820, and died here in 1886, aged 80 years. Mr. Marshall was a captain and river pilot. When he removed to Clayton there was but one log house in the village, located where Strough & Brook's sash and blind factory now is. He married Julia A., daughter of William and Ann (Whitney) Hawes, of Cleveland, Ohio, by whom he had three children--Emma J., Charles M., and Willard R. His widow survives, aged 74 years. Willard R. Marshall married, first, Nellie M. Estus, by whom he had three children, Aggie M., Jesse T., and Clarence U. He married, second, Catharine Mills, of Ogdensburg, by whom he has a son, Archibald H.

John Matthus was a native of Germany, where he died at the age of 74 years. He served in the Franco-German war. His wife, Catharine, bore him three children, Elizabeth, Catharine, and Conrad. The latter was born in Germany, whence he emigrated to the United States in 1861, locating in Cape Vincent, and the same year removing to Clayton, where he now resides. He married Julia, daughter of Conrad Matthus, of Germany, and they have five childre, viz.: Margaret, John, Conrad, Eliza, and Elizabeth. Mr. and Mrs. Matthus are aged respectively 70 and 58 years.

Samuel G. Mitchell (whose father was a native of Germany) was born in Alburgh, Vt., and served in the War of 1812. He lived in Franklin County, N. Y., several years, and subsequently located in Clayton, where he died in 1875. His wife, Lavinia Adams, died in 1861, aged 77 years. Their children were Alvira, Lavinia, Louisa, Harriet, Sarah A., Betsey, Lucretia, Tira A., and Laura. The latter was born in Chateaugay, N. Y., and now resides in Clayton village.

William Murdock, a native of Scotland, emigrated to Canada, and in 1830 located in Clayton, where he died in 1861, aged 59 years. He married Isabella, daughter of John and Margaret Mitchell, of Scotland, and their children were Ellen, John, Ann, William, Belle, Peter, Andrew, Samuel and James (twins), David, and Elva. Peter Murdock was born in Canada and came to Clayton with his father. He married Mary, daughter of John and Mary (Hugunin) Marshall, of this town, and their children are Robert, Edgar, Wallace, Jessie, and Mina. Mr. Murdock is a farmer on Grindstone Island. William Murdock, previously mentioned, was born in Canada and came to Clayton with his father, locating on Grindstone Island. He married Margaret, daughter of Thomas and Rhoda (Hanion) Marshall, of this town, and their children are William, C., Alfred, David, Ora J., and Annie I. Mrs. Isabella Murdock, widow of William, Sr., is still living on Grindstone Island, at the advanced age of 84 years.

John Norton, son of Nathaniel, who was an officer in the Revolutionary war, was born on Long Island, and from there removed to Herkimer County. He came to Clayton in 1816, and was the first settler on a farm on road 89, known as the Norton farm, where he died in 1844, aged 73 years. His wife, Hannah King, died in Herkimer County. Of their three children, John, Jr., was born in Herkimer County in 1798, and came to Clayton with his father, from Brownville, in 1816, their only guide being "blazed" trees. His wife, Susan Smith, of Norway, N. Y., daughter of David and Susannah (Hathaway) Smith, was born in 1800. They were married in 1823, and their children were Maryetta, David 1st, David 2nd, Isaac S., Lucena, Eliza, Irene, and George A., born July 25, 1841. Lucena, Eliza and George A. still reside in Clayton, on the farm settled by their grandfather.

George Orman, a native of Germany, located in the village of Stone Mills, in the town of Orleans, about 1840. He subsequently removed to Watertown, Wis., where he died in 1869, aged 80 years. His wife, Elizabeth, bore him eight children, namely: Harriet, Emily, Mary, Lucy, Laney, John, Levi, and George. The latter was born in Germany and came to America with his parents. He married Miranda, daughter of Rev. Ansel Mather, of Orleans, and they have a daughter, Vannie. Mr. Orman served in the late war in Co. H, 61st N. Y. Vols., and participated in the battles of Fair Oaks, Malvern Hill, White Oak Swamp, and Antietam. He was taken prisoner at Malvern Hill, and was confined in Libby prison four months. He was honorably discharged in 1862, and now receives a pension from the government he so faithfully served. Mr. Orman is a farmer, and resides on road 43, in this town.

Patrick O'Toole was born in Ireland, where he died in 1848, aged 65 years. His wife, Mary Butterfield, bore him five children, viz.: Peter, Patrick, William, Mary, and Ann. Peter O'Toole located in Lewis County, N. Y., in 1844, and two years later removed to Clayton. He died of yellow fever while visiting in the South, in 1864, aged 45 years. He married Sarah, daughter of Edward and Mary (Ford) McCue, of Castlebar, Ireland, and they had four children--Mary A., Margaret, Sarah, and William. William O'Toole was born in Constableville, N. Y. He married Mary, daughter of Alexander and Eliza (Delany) Manson, of Macomb, N. Y., by whom he has had three children--Edward W., Anna, and Sarah E. Mr. O'Toole is a captain of the schooner Hartford.

John Palen, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Palen, was born in Greene County, N. Y., whence he removed to Greig, Lewis County, where he is now engaged in the business of tanning. He married Josephine C., daughter of Augustus and Theresa Guigon, of Pine Hill, N. Y., by whom he has had three children, viz.: Theresa, Augustus, and Jonathan. Jonathan was born in Delaware County, N. Y., and located in Clayton in 1882. He married Minnie A., daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Chatham, of Lock Haven, who, with her son George I., resides in Clayton. Mr. Palen was station agent for the R. W. & O. Railroad at Clayton village until 1889, when he went to Canastota, N. Y., in the employ of a railroad, where he died in January, 1890. Augustus Guigon served under General Napoleon Bonaparte, and died at Pine Hill, N. Y., aged 77 years. He built the first tannery in Shandaken valley, Ulster County.

Rufus Parish was born in Washington County, N. Y., where he died at the age of 82 years. He had eight children. His son, Rufus, was born in Washington County, whence he removed to Brownville in 1811, and in 1838 located in Clayton, where he died in 1874, aged 79 years. He married Pattie, daughter of Earl Carter, of Brownville, and their children were Alzina, John, William R., Charles, Gilbert, George, Remos, and Westall. William R. Parish, who was born in Brownville, came to Clayton with his father, and here married Celestine, daughter of Elias W. and Almira (Allen) Glass, and their children are Estella M., Elmira C., Martha E., Nellie M., and Mertia M. He is a farmer.

Joseph Pelow, a native of Coteau du Lac, Quebec, came to Clayton in 1839 and died here in 1864, aged 65 years. He married Elizabeth King, a native of Ireland, who bore him three children--Sipreon, Eliza J., and Edward. The latter was born in Prescott, Canada, and came with his parents to Clayton when he was an infant. He married Philemon Preville, of Gananoque, daughter of Joseph and Helen (Marshall) Preville, and their children ar Joseph, Fred, Nellie, George, Evelene, and Lorena. He is a ship carpenter.

James Plumb, a native of Vermont, was one of the pioneer settlers in this town, locating at Depauville, when the only habitation there was an Indian hut. Here he cleared a farm and built a grist-mill, dying in 1879, aged 86 years. His wife died in 1865, aged 60 years. Sanford Plumb, son of James, still owns the farm settled by his father. He married Betsey, daughter of Leander Rice, of Cape Vincent, and his children are Sophronia, who resides in Dakota, Emma of Montana, Gertie, Nettie, of Clayton, Beatrice and Winnie.

Daniel Porter, a native of New Haven, Conn., located in Clayton in 1829, where he died, aged 92 years. He married Ruth Ludden, of Massachusetts, and of their children, Asa E. Porter married Lovisa T. Hubbard, of Carleton, Orleans County, daughter of Samuel W. and Lucinda (Thomas) Hubbard, and their children are Oliva D., Willard C., Pitt O., and Hubbard. Mr. Porter died in 1882, aged 72 years. His widow, Lovisa T., survives at the age of 77 years, and resides in Clayton. Samuel W. Hubbard served in the War of 1812, and died in 1848, aged 55 years. His father was a Revolutionary soldier, and lived to the advanced age of 92 years.

Albert E. Potter, son of Augustus and Mary H. Potter, was born in Grindstone Island. He married Mary A. McCombs, of Clayton, by whom he has a daughter, Elcena. He is a farmer.

Anthony Potter was born, and died, near Paris, France. He had two children, Caroline and Anthony. The latter emigrated to America and first located in Cape Vincent, subsequently removing to Clayton, where he died in 1873, aged 82 years. He married Annie Roywa, of France, and their children were Anthony, Leutise, Alexander, Virginia, and Augustus. The latter was born in Paris, France, and came to Clayton with his father. He married Calista, daughter of Darius Rose, of St. Lawrence County, by whom he had a daughter, Caroline, deceased. Mr. Potter has occupied his present farm, on road 15, in this town for 48 years. His father was the first permanent settler on this farm, and died here. He served in the French army under Napoleon Bonaparte.

Augustus Potter, son of Samuel, was born in Coventry, near Providence, R. I., and died in Floyd, N. Y., aged 84 years. He married Achsah Wilcox, who also died in Floyd in 1849. Of their 10 children, William E., was born in Floyd, N. Y., whence he removed to Canada in 1829, and in 1860 located in Clayton, where he died in 1888, aged 84 years. He married Elizabeth Bushnell, of Fairfield, N. Y., daughter of Joshua and Azuba (Willard) Bushnell, who bore him children as follows: William, Augustus, Julia, Handley B., Albert C., and Orlando L. The latter was born in Gananoque, Canada, in 1830, and at the age of 25 years removed to Clayton. He married Mary E., daughter of Martin and Elizabeth (Burke) Miller, of Consecon, Canada, and their children are Elizabeth A., Sarah J., and William. They reside on Grindstone Island. Albert C. Potter was born in Gananoque, Canada, and in 1865 came to Clayton, where he now resides. He married, first, Amie Stotler, of Theresa, and they had two children, Frank and Mabel. He married, second, Hattie, daughter of David and Charlotte Kittle, by whom he has two children, Walter E., and Charlotte H. They occupy a farm off road 2, Grindstone Island.

John Putnam, a native of Vermont, and a descendant of General Israel Putnam, resided in Clayton many years. He died in Mexico, Oswego County, aged 80 years. He had three children, Parley, Polly, and Asa. Parley Putnam was born in Herkimer County, and in 1818 located in Clayton, where he died in 1883, aged 84 years. He married Prudence Allen, of Herkimer County, and they had 11 children, namely: Harriet, John, Amasa S., Caroline, Ann, Albert H., Alvin, Sophronia, Alfred, Alvira, and Amon T. The latter, who was born in Clayton, married, first, Eliza A., daughter of Potter and Nancy (Hart) Sheldon, by whom he had a daughter, Georgianna, and second, Harriet, adopted daughter of Isaac and Mary (Babcock) Carter, by whom he has two children, Nettie A. and Clarence A. He is a farmer on road 51, where he has resided 36 years. Albert H. was born in Clayton, where he married Susan, daughter of John and Magdalen (Consaul) Lingenfelter, July 29, 1883, and they have three children, Gilbert J., Almeda, and Maggie M. He resides In Clayton on the homestead farm, on road 53.

John J. Rattray was born near Aberdeen, Scotland, whence he removed to Lower Canada, and subsequently to Oswego, finally locating in Clayton, where he is now engaged in farming. He married Elizabeth, daughter of James and Mary A. (Pearson) Lackerbie, of Spencerville, Ont., and their children are Elton T., George S., Wallace W., Elizabeth, Annie A., and James W. The latter was born in Oswego, N. Y., and when young came to this town with his parents. In 1873 he married Ella M. Garnsey, of Clayton, and their children are Elizabeth, Nettie E., and Bertha. Mr. Rattray is owner and captain of the steamer Junita, plying on the St. Lawrence River. He resides on Grindstone Island. Wallace W. Battray married Albertie, daughter of Albert and Mary A. (Livingston) De Lancette, Marine City, Mich., in 1882, and their children are Roy, Georgianna, and Gordon H. He occupies the home farm on Grindstone Island.

Eben Rees, a farmer, was born in Caermarthenshire, South Wales, where he died. His son, Thomas, emigrated to this country and located in Philadelphia, subsequently removed to New York city, and in 1832 to Clayton, where he died in 1840, aged 68 years. He was a farmer. He married Mary Saunders, of Caermarthenshire, daughter of William and Mary Saunders, and their children were Mary Ann, David S., William, Evan J., Henry C. and Thomas. The latter was born in South Wales, in March, 1819, and in 1832 came to Clayton. He married, first, Alzada, daughter of William and Catharine Hudson, by whom he had six children, viz.: Thomas G., William H., Charles E., Mary C., Adaline D., and Alzada B. He married, second, Mrs. Alicia S. Radcliff, daughter of Hugh Bothwell, of Birkenhead, Eng. Mr. Rees is a lumberman and ship builder in Clayton, where he has been located 55 years. Charles E. Rees, son of Thomas, married Mary, daughter of Richard M. and Margaret (Reed) Esselstyn, by whom he has three children, Alzada, Sherman, and Galen. He is a grocer and ship chandler in Clayton village. William H. Rees, son of Thomas, was born in Clayton, where he married Charlotte C., daughter of Perry and Harriet Caswell, by whom he has had the following children: Edna A., Thomas P., and Carl R., who survive, and Ethel, Zelica, and Ruby, deceased. Mr. Rees read law with H. E. Morse, of Clayton, for three years, and in 1878, was admitted to the bar and has since practiced in this town. He is president of the village, supervisor, justice of the peace, and notary public.

Amos Reynolds married Laura Kellogg, and they had 12 children, viz.: George, Lucette, Franklin, Chancy, Sarah Ann, Waitey, Horace, Maurice, Amanda F., Mary, Esther, and John M. The latter was born in Rodman, whence hre removed to Clayton, where he died in 1888, aged 75 years. His second wife, Sarah Benedict, survives, aged 67 years. He married, first, Catharine Tobias, and their children were George W., Jesse T., Amos, Laura A., and John. The children by his second wife were Philo, Horace G., George W., Sarah C., and Elmer E. George W. Reynolds married Mary, daughter of Alex. and Deneise (Lavar) Lavack, of Gouverneur, and now resides on the homestead farm with his mother. Philo Reynolds, who died in 1881, married Estelle, daughter of Loren and Margaret (Saulsbury) Fox, of Brownville, and they had two children, Elmer D. and Clarence P.

Alexander Robinson, an Irishman, emigrated to this country and died in Lisbon, N. Y. His wife, Mary, bore him one child, Alexander, Jr., who was born on the ocean. Alexander, Jr., located on Grindstone Island in 1838, and was drowned in St. Lawrence River, February 15, 1872. He married Mary, daughter of Thomas and Mary Benson, who bore him four children, viz.: Willard J., Thomas, Carrie, and Alexander R. The latter married Isabella, daughter of Parker and Mary (McCready) McRae, of Clayton, and their children are Leatha B., Henry A., Thomas S., and Gordon B. He is a captain of the sailing vessel James Couch, in the employ of the Mutual Transporting Company, of Cleveland, Ohio, and resides in Clayton village.

Fred Rogers, son of William, was born in the town of Orleans, where he married Corey, daughter of Abner and Clarissa (Carter) Evens, by whom he has a daughter, Bessie. He is proprietor of a bakery on James street in Clayton village.

Daniel Roof was born in Frey's Bush, Montgomery County, where he now resides, a retired farmer, aged 87 years. His wife bore him 15 children, of whom the following are living: Levi, David, Nancy, Helen, Katie M., Abraham, John, Moses, and Hamilton. Levi Roof now resides at Three Mile Bay, in the town of Lyme. He married Dolly, daughter of Peter Bellinger, of Montgomery County, and their children are Irvin, Julia A., Clara L., Frances A., Ellsworth, and Hamilton. The latter was born in Minden, Montgomery County, and when he was four years of age his parents settled on a farm at Poiint Peninsula, in the town of Lyme. In 1870 he located in Clayton, where he now resides. He married Myra, daughter of James and Annie (Flander) Hayes, of Clayton, and their children are Floyd H., Claude L., and Leon C. Mr. Roof is proprietor of a general store in company with two of his sons.

Johann Schall, a native of Frankfort-on-the-Main, Germany, located in Albany in 1770, and subsequently removed to Schenectady, where he died in 1806, aged 86 years. His wife, Katie Countryman, bore him eight children, of whom William Schall married Eva Klock, of Danube, N. Y., daughter of Johnhost and Sally (Snyder) Klock, by whom he has four children, viz.: Alida, Kate, Alzina, and Alexander D. Mr. Schall was a tailor. He located in Chaumont in 1838, and there resided until 1883, when he removed to Watertown, where he now resides. He is 87 years of age. His wife died September 19, 1887, aged 80 years. Alexander D. is a teacher and conductor of musical conventions. He graduated from the Central New York Conservatory of Music in 1875, and is now located in Clayton village.

Jacob Seeber, a native of Danube, N. Y., came to Clayton in 1821, dying here in 1879, aged 79 years. He married Esther, daughter of Daniel Pettit, of Clayton, and they had children as follows: Eli J., Henry H., Charles, Daniel, Nancy, Eva, and Sylvenus H. The latter, who was born in Clayton, married Carrie, daughter of Morgan and Susan (Wheeler) Moffitt, of this town, by whom he has a daughter, Mollie. He is a cheesemaker.

Jacob Seeber came from Little Falls, N. Y., to Brownville about 1830, where he purchased a farm and occupied it till about 1840, when he removed to the town of Clayton and settled near Depauville, where he died. His wife was Esther Pettit, by whom he had eight children, six now living, viz.: Eli J., Henry, Daniel, Sylvenus, Nancy (Mrs. Edward Weaver), and Eva (Mrs. E. Niles). Hon. Eli J. was born January 24, 1838. In 1860 he married Amanda Lewis, daughter of John and Mary, and settled at Depauville, where he now resides. He followed the business of milling until 10 years ago, when he engaged in farming. He was supervisor of the town in 1878, 1881, '82, and '83, and represented the second assembly district in the legislature in 1884 and '85. He has a family of three children, Mary (Mrs. Clarence Whittier), and Clara and Willis E., who live at home.

Benjamin Sheldon died at Three Mile Bay in 1880. His wife, Charity, bore him eight children, viz.: Frederick, George, Mary A., Ward, Frank, Mittie B., Bertha A., and Lester. The latter was born at Three Mile Bay, in the town of Lyme, and in 1887 located in Clayton. He married Mary E., daughter of George and Mary (Wiley) Radley, of Cape Vincent. George Radley died in Cape Vincent in 1887, aged 59 years. His widow survives at the age of 53 years, and resides in Cape Vincent.

Jacob Shire, a native of County Limerick, Ireland, emigrated to Canada when 28 years of age, and died there in 1880, aged 76 years. He married Mary Wheeler, of Canada, daughter of Calvin and Elizabeth (Carscallen) Wheeler, by whom he had children as follows, viz: Luke, Alicia, George, Matilda, Henrietta, William R., Caroline, and John C. John C. Shire was born in Sheffield, Canada, and in 1857 located in Clayton, where he now resides. He married Almira, daughter of Alonzo and Caroline (Neely) Wheeler, of Kingston, Canada, by whom he has a daughter, Ida M., who married Horace G. Gould, of Clayton.

Arthur Sholett, son of Joseph, was born in St. Andrews, Canada, and in 1855 located in Clayton. He married Louisa, daughter of Joseph and Louisa Russhell, of Canada, and their children are Catharine, Julia, Augustus, and John. The latter was born in Clayton, where he married, first, Bertha, daughter of Edward Bertrand, who bore him four children--John, Clarence, Napoleon, and Louisa. He married, second, Mrs. Susan Thibault, of Clayton, widow of Anthony, and daughter of Israel and Mary A. Hazelett. Mrs. Sholett had by her first husband three children, viz.: Eleanor, Clara, and Philip. Anthony Thibault died June 27, 1884, aged 32 years.

Sylvester Skinner was a native of New Britain, Conn., whence he removed to Chenango County, N. Y., and subsequently located in Gananoque, Canada, where he died in January, 1875, aged 74 years. He was a manufacturer of hames, scythe snathes, and grain cradles. He married Mrs. Amanda Stickney, of Lowville, N. Y., by whom he had a son, Gardiner M., who was born in Brockville, Canada, and came to Clayton in 1880, where he now resides. Sylvester Skinner was arrested at the time of the Patriot war, suspected of being in possession of correspondence of the patriots, and was wounded in his attempt to escape arrest. Gardiner M. Skinner married Mariana, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Wilson) Girard, of Clayton, and their children are Glennie M., Ettie M., Eva L., and Mabel F. Mr. Skinner is a manufacturer of trolling spoon-baits, in the village of Clayton.

Solomon Slate was born in Vermont in 1775. In 1824 he located in Pamelia, where he died in 1833, aged 58 years. He married, in 1803, Sylvia, daughter of John Dean, of Galway, N. Y., and their children were Chester B., born in Galway, November 22, 1803; Joannah, born in Galway, June 29, 1806; Sylvia B., born in Galway, March 28, 1810; Permelia A., born in Edinburgh, N. Y., January 3, 1814; Peter E., born in Edinburgh, March 28, 1817; Frances S., born in Edinburgh, January 9, 1814; Solomon, born September 27, 1822, who died the same year; and Sylvester H., born in Pamelia, July 22, 18--. Sylvester H. Slate married Charlotte, daughter of George and Arvilla (Nelson) Cronk, of Ontario, Canada, and their children are Solomon G., Sylvia A., Susanna T., Savannah H., Seralda A., Sophronia S., Josephine S., Stanley H., and Sheridan P. Mr. Slate is a farmer on Grindstone Island, where he has been located 46 years. He was the first trustee of the first school on the island, and assisted in building the first school-house here.

Oren Smith, a native of Litchfield, Conn., removed to Charlotte, Vt., where he married Matilda, daughter of Isaac and Lovisa (Butterfield) Webb, by whom he had a son, Oren W., born in Chittenden County in May, 1810. Oren W. came to Clayton in 1828, where he now resides. He married Selectra E. Everst, of Meriden, N. H., daughter of Joseph and Eleanor (Hunt) Everst, who died in 1864, aged 30 years. Mr. Smith has been postmaster at Clayton 20 years, and served as coroner several years. He served in the Patriot war in 1838, and was taken prisoner at Prescott in what was known as the "Wind-Mill Fight," and with 100 others, was sentenced to death. His sentence, with 80 others, was commuted to banishment for life, and he was transported to Van Diemen's Land. Eleven of those taken prisoners at Prescott were hung at Kingston. After living five years at Van Diemen's Land he was pardoned by Queen Victoria, through the intercession of friends in Canada, and returned to Clayton, where he now resides at the age of 79 years.

James Spaulsbury was born in this county and died in Clayton in 1881, aged 71 years. He married Phebe, daughter of John and Phebe Sheeley, of Alexandria, who died in 1879, aged 69 years. Their children were Emeline (Mrs. Hubbard), Louisa (Mrs. Visgar), L. Dow, Esther (Mrs. Baltz), Phebe (Mrs. McCarn), Albert J., Adaline, Zeri, and Amanda. The latter married, first, William Wheelock, son of Artemas, by whom she had four children, viz.: Annette, Jennie, Jay A., and Alfred. She married, second, George L. Butterfield, of Watertown, by whom she has a daughter, Emeline, and resides in the village of Clayton.

John Spencer, a native of Granville, N. Y., came to Clayton in 1819, and died here in 1847, aged 66 years. He married Nancy, daughter of Nathaniel Warner, of Granville, and their children were Sidney, Jason, Hannah, Ambrose, John O., Albert, Alonzo, Triphena, Tryphosa, Persis, Urban, and Aurilla. John O. Spencer was born in the town of Lorraine, and in 1820, when 11 years of age, removed to Clayton. He married, first, Elvira, daughter of Jonathan and Hepsibah Hall, of this town, by whom he had five children, Philander A., Flora, Lucena, Emily and Lestina. He married, second Mrs. Zillah Lowe, daughter of Anthony and Polly (Larkins) Atwood, of Connecticut. He is a retired farmer, and resides in this town at the advanced age of 80 years. His wife is 71 years of age. Her first husband was Isaac Lowe, by whom she has three children, Alfred, Marcelia, and Frank. Philander A. Spencer was born in Clayton in 1833. He married Sophia D., daughter of Lewis Grace, of Madison County, and their children are Charles F. and Eugene G. Mr. Spencer served in Co. G, 186th N. Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged in June, 1865, at the close of the war, and is now drawing a pension. He was in Petersbrug, Va., at the time of General Lee's surrender.

Nicholas Staring, who served in the Revolutionary war, was one of the early settlers of Clayton. He died in German Flats, N. Y., at an advanced age. His wife, Mary, bore him five children, viz.: Nicholas, Jr., Henry, Hannah, Mary, and Gertrude. Nicholas Staring, Jr., was born in German Flats, where he died at the age of 63 years. He married Mary, daughter of William and Mary Cunningham, also of German Flats, and their children were William, John, Elizabeth, Eve, Laney, Catharine, Delia, Jonas, and Daniel. The latter was born in German Flats, and in 1849 he came to Clayton. He maried Laney Fetterly, of Little Falls, by whom he had nine children, viz.: Mary, Catharine, Matilda, Henry, Delia, Elizabeth, Melissa, Jonas, and Daniel W. Mrs. Staring died in 1889, aged 82 years. Jonas Staring enlisted in Co. B., N. Y. Lt. Art, and died in the service at Baltimore, aged 21 years.

George Steele, a native of Vermont, and a carpenter by trade, located in Clayton in 1831, and died here in 1874. He served in the War of 1812. He married Tamsen Knapp, of Brownville, by whom he had the following children: Reuben, Elizabeth, Ebenezer, Volney, Sophronia, Sally, Selden, Alvin, Mary Jane, George, and William. The latter, who was born in Brownville, came to Clayton in 1851, where he now resides. He married Louisa E., daughter of Alla and Betsey E. (Schinner) Pettengill, of Wolf Island, and their children are Harriet A., Edward, Edwin, Alvin D., Charles, William R., Emery U., Sophronia E., Milton, Addie L. and Byron M. Mary Jane Steele married Reuben Allen, of Clayton, who died in 1867, aged 39 years. Her children are Bessie, Garry, Sarah, Walter B., Riley M., and Melzer W. Mrs. Allen resides in Clayton, at the age of 60 years. Riley Allen married Jennie Williams, of Bay City, Mich., daughter of Capt. William Williams, and their children are Gesine, Jesse M., and Ruth. Mr. Allen is a steamboat engineer.

Ebenezer Stevens, a native of Massachusetts, removed to Pamelia when seven years of age, and subsequently located in Evans Mills, where he died in 1864, aged 69 years. He served at Sackets Harbor in the War of 1812, and his father was a soldier of the Revolution. He married Lana, daughter of James Spaulsbury, of Alexandria, and their children were Maria, Margaret, Polly, Angeline, Betsey A., Lucy, Norman, and William H. The latter was born in Orleans, and in 1850 located in Clayton, where he married Eliza A., daughter of William C. and Catharine (Timmerman) Hudson, who bore him two children, viz.: George R., who died in 1882, aged 24 years, and William H., who died in 1860. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens reside in Clayton village, and are aged respectively 57 and 56 years.

Daniel Strough, a native of Herkimer County, was one of the early settlers of Theresa, where he engaged in farming and hotel-keeping. In 1876 he removed from Orleans to Clayton, dying here in 1877, aged 81 years. His wife, Anna Wiswell, bore him 10 children, namely,: Samuel, Daniel, Eli, Joseph, Nancy, Catharine, Jane, George H., and two who died young. George H. Strough married Bersina Ballard, and their children are Arthur B., Anna B., and Metta V. He is a lumber dealer and manufacturer of sash, doors, and blinds, and also deals in coal, brick, lime, etc. He has been engaged in this business here since 1881. Arthur B. Strough, son of George H., married Mary, daughter of William and Agnes (Findley) Nicol, of Clayton, and is engaged in the sash and blind business with his father. George H. Strough is a senior partner of the present firm of Strough & Brooks.

James Swart, a blacksmith, and a native of Montgomery County, located in the town of Lyme about 1845. He died in Montgomery County, aged about 60 years. He married Gertrude Mount, of Florida, N. Y., a daughter of James Mount, and they had four children--Elizabeth, Louis, Julia, and John. The latter was born in the town of Florida and came to Clayton in 1856, where he now resides. He married Emily, daughter of Benjamin and Emily (Stephens) Kent, of Clayton, by whom he has two daughters, Gertrude and Mamie. Gertrude married Edgar A. Burlingame, who is one of the firm of J. Swart & Co., merchants, of Clayton village.

Ira Sylvester, a native of Massachusetts, came to Clayton in 1833, where he died in 1874, aged 78 years. He married Lucy Davis, of Vermont, who died here in 1875, aged 79 years. His children were Mary, Delia, Lucy, Marilla, Isaac, Adelaide, and Ira. The latter was born in Pittsfield, Vt., in 1826, and came to Clayton with his father. He married Achsa, daughter of Hannibal and Lois (Greenleaf) Dixon, of Orleans, and their children are William, Nettie M., Charles E., and Dr. George E. Mr. Sylvester occupies the homestead farm on road 18. Charles E. Sylvester married Alice, daughter of James and Lucretia (Evens) Babcock, of Clayton, and they have a son, Elwin J. He is a farmer in this town.

Francis Thibault was born in Sorel, Canada, where he died, aged 88 years. His wife, Louisa Dusang, bore him eight children, viz.: Joseph, Francis, George, Benjamin, Bruno, Louise, Emily and Caroline. Joseph was born in Sorel, and in May 1840, located in Clayton, where he now resides. He married Harriet, daughter of John and Ellen (Dufault) Bertrand, of this town, and their children are Joseph, Anthony, George, Louise, John, Philemon, Anna, and Bruno. Mr. Thibault has been a blacksmith in Clayton village for the past 35 years.

Edward Tiffant, a ship carpenter, son of Edward, was born at Three Rivers, Canada, where he now resides at the advanced age of 79 years. He married Louisa, daughter of Joseph Pacha, by whom he had three children, Philemon, Adelle, and David. The latter was born in Massachusetts, and in 1874 located in Clayton, where he now resides. He married Mary, daughter of Jacob Visgar, of Clayton. Mr. Tiffant has been a sailor on the lakes since 1856, and is now captain of the barge, Wayne, of the Whitney line, Detroit.

John G. Tilton emigrated from England to Massachusetts, and finally located in New Hampshire, where he died in 1827. His wife, Elizabeth, born in 1794, died in 1869. Their children were James, Henrietta, and John G. The latter was born in Charlestown, Mass., December 22, 1816, and in 1860 located in Clayton. He married Hattie, daughter of Samuel and Catherine (Markle) Markle, of Hamilton, Canada, and their children are Warren G., George N., Nettie B., Frank J., Henry O., Will M., and Ruby. Mr. Tilton resides in Clayton village.

Josiah Torrey served in the Revolutionary war and was in the battle of Bunker Hill. He was a native of New Hampshire, and died in New York state. Of his six children, Joel was born in Chesterfield, N. H., and in 1809 located in the town of Lorraine. He subsequently removed to Nicollet, Minn., where he died, aged 90 years. He served in the War of 1812, and was wounded at the battle of Sackets Harbor. He married Peddey, daughter of Zadoc Howard, of Massachusetts, and their children are John S., Levi F., William J., Frederick O., George R., Lansing Z., Maria L., Dulcena M., Rebecca, Cornelia P., and Emily. The latter was born in Lorraine, January 16, 1817. She married Othniel, son of John Garnsey, of Lowville, N. Y., and their children are Amelia M., Clarinda E., William, and George. Othniel Garnsey died August 12, 1886, aged 69 years. His widow survives at the age of 72 years, and occupies the homestead farm of John Garnsey, in Clayton.

George Tracy, a native of New London, Conn., was one of the early settlers of Hounsfield, whence he removed to Lyme, where he died at the age of 40 years. His wife, Sibyl (Fish) Tracy, bore him seven children, namely: Eleanor, Lavinia, Barnard, Herbert, Guerdon, George, and James M. The latter was born in Hounsfield and now resides in Sackets Harbor. He was a lake captain for 43 years, and is now retired from active business. He married Elmina, daughter of Aaron Wheat, and their children are Elizabeth H., James M., Howard N., and John R. John R. Tracy married, first, Dovey Morgan, and second, Jennie, adopted daughter of Hiram Lamphere, of Wilna, and now resides in Clayton village, where he has been engaged in the marble business four years.

Colies Turcotte was born in Canada, where he now resides. He married Bridget O'Locklin, a native of Ireland, and they have three children, James, John, and Joseph. The latter was born in County Leeds, Canada, and in 1882 he located in Clayton. He married Clara, daughter of Chauncey Fowler, of Canada, and they have two children, Lethea and Clara. Mr. Turcotte is in company with David Gordon, proprietor of a granite quarry on Grindstone Island.

John Van Dewalker, a native of Herkimer County, N. Y., died in Pamelia, aged about 88 years. Of his 10 children, Henry, a native of Herkimer County, came to Clayton in 1823, and here resided until his death, in 1883, aged 82 years. He served in the Patriot war. He married Louisa Guyre, of Montgomery County, daughter of John Guyre, who served in the Revolutionary war, and their children were Olive, Mary Ann, Almira, Angeline, Julia, Celestine, Jane, Maria, and Melzer W. The latter was born in Clayton, married, first, Margaret Demster, of Watertown, daughter of John Demster, by whom he had a daughter, Ida M., and second, Mary A. Rees, of Clayton, daughter of Captain David and Masseline (Laban) Rees, and their children are George H., Fred M., Earl R., Ethel M., and Milton. Mr. Van Dewalker served three years in Co. M, 10th N. Y. H. A., and was honorably discharged.

Adam Walrath was born in St. Johnsville, N. Y., where he died at the advanced age of 80 years. His wife, Mary, bore him seven children, of whom Henry, who was born in St. Johnsville, located in Orleans in 1836. He died in Cape Vincent in 1867, aged 75 years. He married, Clara, daughter of Joseph Loveless, of St. Johnsville, and their children were Rosina, Sylvester, Alonzo, and Leander. Sylvester Walrath was born in St. Johnsville, and in 1855 located in Clayton. He married, first, Laney Gray, second, Grace Perry, and third, Eliza Osborn, and his children were George H., Maryette, Lutheria, Ella, Rose, Merrett S., Fred, Ambrose, and Grace. He resides in the village of Depauville. George H. Walrath served in the late war, attained the rank of second lieutenant, and died of typhoid fever at Fortress Monroe. Rose Walrath married Frank C. Fox, who died in Idaho in 1887, aged 35 years. She has two children, Hattie and Winfield H., and resides in Watertown.

Henry Walt, who served in the War of 1812, was a native of Germany, whence he emigrated to America and was one of the early settlers of Watertown. He subsequently removed to Niagara County, N. Y. His children were Sarah, Elizabeth, Catharine, Christian, David, William, and Henry. The latter, who was born in Watertown, was one of the early settlers in Clayton, where he located upon a farm, upon which he died in 1881, aged 75 years. He maried Eliza C., daughter of Thomas and Catharine (Schram) Faulkner, of Clayton, by whom he had eight children, viz.: Thomas E, Henry, Emmet, Milo, Mary A., Caroline, Ammarett, and Eliza. His widow, Eliza C., survives at the age of 76 years, and with her sons, Henry and Emmet, occupies the homestead farm.

James Whitney, a Revolutionary soldier, was a native of Vermont. His wife, Abigail, bore him two children, Floyd and Ursula. Floyd Whitney was born in Clayton, where he married Catharine, daughter of Oliver Barrows, who bore him seven children, viz.: Luther, Lucian, William, Charles, Martin, Gilbert, and Burton G. The latter was also born in Clayton, where he married Helen, daughter of Joseph and Helen (Bertrand) Charlebois, by whom he has a son, Miles S. He is a farmer.

James Wood, a Revolutionary soldier, was a native of Massachusetts. He resided in Leominster many years, and died there, aged about 70 years. Of his seven children, Philip F. was born in Leominster, Mass., and in August, 1810, located in Watertown, whence he subsequently removed to Brownville, and was one of the pioneers of that town. He served in the War of 1812, and afterwards removed to Poland, Herkimer County, where he died in 1822, aged about 36 years. He married, Lucy, daughter of Jonathan Nelson, of Newport, N. Y., who bore him children as follows: James, Burton, Isabella, Arrabella, Sarah, and Philip F. The latter was born in Fitchburg, Mass., and in 1856 removed to Clayton, where he now resides. He married Mary A. Hubbard, of Brownville, daughter of Thomas J. and Nancy (Brown) Hubbard, and their children are Eliza M., Lucy E., and Alonzo E. Thomas J. Hubbard died in 1868, aged 78 years, and his widow, Nancy, in 1878, aged 71 years.

Elias Wright, a native of Vermont, served in the Revolutionary war. He had two children, Chloe and Elisha. The latter was born in Williamstown, Mass., September 19, 1784, and died in Oswego Conty, N. Y., March 5, 1852, aged 68 years. He served in the War of 1812, and was a farmer by occupation. His first wife, Sally Mattison, bore him seven children, who were born as follows: Elias, 1807; Elisha, Jr., 1809; Ansil, 1812; Truman, 1813; William W., 1816; and Lucy, 1817. His second wife, Sally Brigham, who was born in Richland, Mass., in 1796, bore him 11 children, viz.: Lucy, 1820; Rachel, 1821; George B., 1823; Martin W., 1825; Josiah, 1827; Sarah B., 1828; Levancia, 1830; Sarah L., 1833; Elizabeth L., 1836; Menzo D., 1837; and Fanny A., 1841. Martin W. Wright was born in Oswego County, and in 1846 located in Clayton, where he married Mary, daughter of Amasa and Clarissa (Hubbard) Smith, by whom he had five children, viz.: Mary E., Sarah L., Martin W., Annie V., and Beeri E. Mr. Wright is a farmer on road 56, where he has resided since 1870.

Peter Wright, who was a captain in the Revolutionary war, lived in Newport, R. I., many years, finally locating in Bennington County, Vt., where he died June 7, 1821, aged 80 years. His wife, Elizabeth, died in 1819, aged 76 years. Of their six children, Daniel was born in Newport, R. I., whence he removed to Bennington County, Vt., and later to Herkimer County, N. Y., where he cleared a farm. He died in Knox County, Ohio in 1835, aged 65 years. During the War of 1812 he commanded a regiment in Herkimer County, and was at Sackets Harbor. He was married four times. His third wife, Lois Cobb, of Vermont, bore him two children, Seamen and Erastus. The latter was born in Russia, Herkimer County, in 1809, and in 1834 came to Clayton. He married, first, Clarissa Prindle, of Russia, N. Y., by whom he had four children, Francis, Daniel, Elizabeth and Seamen. He married, second, Elizabeth, daughter of Singer and Clarissa (Burr) Nash, of Orleans, by whom he has a son, Adelbert E. From 1844 to 1848 Mr. Wright was colonel of the state militia, 224th Regt., 4th Brigade, 12th Division. He now resides in Depauville. His son, Seamen, served in Co., L, 18th N. Y. Cav., and died in New Orleans in 1864, age 29 years.


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