CHILD'S GAZETTEER OF JEFFERSON COUNTY
TOWN OF HOUNSFIELD


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

John Alverson, a native of Vermont, came to Hounsfield in April, 1829, where he died the following June, aged 49 years. He married Sarah Frink, of Vermont, in 1806, and their children were Almanson, Polly, Lydia, and Samuel. The latter was born in Halifax, Vt. and came to this town with his father where he married Mary, daughter of William Wiley, by whom he has had children as follows: William, John, Walter, Albert, Samuel, Jr. and Sarah. He is a successful farmer in this town.

Samuel Bates, from Massachusetts, became a resident of Hounsfield in 1802, and made the first clearing upon the farm in this town since owned by some member of the Bates family. His son, Samuel, Jr., who came with him, participated in the battle of Sackets Harbor, and died in 1813. Merrick M., son of Samuel, St., was born in 1802, and came to this town with his father. He married Abigail Stowell, of Hounsfield, and they had 10 children. Mrs. Bates died in 1845, and Mr. Bates in 1881. Their daughter, Sarah, widow of John Winslow, resides in the city of Watertown.

Henry Boulton was a native of Norfolk, Eng., where he lived and died. He married a Miss Jackson, by whom he had eight children, among whom was Henry, who immigrated to Sackets Harbor in 1830. He was a stone mason and built sidewalks in the village of Sackets Harbor. He married Elizabeth Jackson, of England, who died in 1877, aged 83 years. His death occurred in 1869, at the age of 65 years. Their children were James, Charles, Robert, Lucy, Samuel, Mary, and Henry. The latter, a farmer, was born in Hounsfield, where he still resides. He married Jennie, daughter of Elbridge and Betsey (Coburn) Warren, and they have one son, Warren.

Richard Boyd, a native of Ireland, came to Sackets Harbor in 1865, where he died in 1870, aged 63 years. He was a blacksmith. He married Mary Crow, of Ireland, and their children were Ellen, Martha, Mary, John and James. The latter removed with his parents to Canada when he was two years of age, and in 1865 came to Sackets Harbor. He married, Mary, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Wright) Lindsey, and they have two children, Eva and Hattie. Mr. Boyd is a blacksmith.

Isaiah Brundige resided in Pickney, Lewis County, where he died. He married Mary Jeffreys, and among their children was Daniel L., who was born in Saratoga County. Daniel L. served in Co. I, 10th N. Y. H. A., in the late civil war. He married Lucy Green, who bore him children as follows: Almanson, Oliver A., Orletta, Lorenzo C., James M., Walter H., Loverna J., Amelia D., Frank M. and Edgar H. The latter married Margaret J., daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Irwin), of Prince Edward, Ontario, and they have two children, Dell R., and Emma E. He served in Co. I, 10th N. Y. H. A. three years, and was honorably discharged.

John Butterfield, son of Jonathan, removed from the East to Wisconsin, thence to Iowa, where he died, aged 76 years. He married Jane, daughter of Zelotes and Lovisa Wilson of Adams, and his children were Augusta, Schuyler, and George E. The latter located in Sackets Harbor in December, 1858. He married Kate, daughter of John and Mary Shean, of Little Falls, who bore him three children, viz.: Frank W., Carrie A., (deceased), and Nora E. August 18, 1864, he enlisted in Co. B, 186th N. Y. Vols. and served until the close of the war, attaining the rank of first sargeant. He served as town clerk two years, and has been secretary of Sackets Harbor Lodge, F. & A. M., for 12 years. He is now deputy collector of United States customs.

Asa Chafa was born in New Hampshire, and died in Rodman at the extreme age of 93 years. His father served in the Revolutionary war and died in New Hampshire. Asa married Nancy Wordon, of New Hampshire, and among their 11 children was Jane, who married William H. Crouch, of Hounsfield, and they had three children, Samuel, Henry A., and Wilber. Samuel served in Co. H. 10th N. Y. H. A. and was poisoned by a rebel woman in the fall of 1864, at Winchester, Va. and died at the age of 18 years. Mrs. Jane Crouch is still a resident of this town. Ashbel Chafa, son of Asa, was born in Vermont, whence he emigrated to Hounsfield in 1837, where he remained until his death in 1877, aged 73 years. He married Celia Gifford, February 7, 1832, and they had two children, Sarah G., now a resident of Boston, and Victoria. The latter married Edwin Davenport, and they have two children, Clarence and Cosette, and reside on the homestead home of her father.

Seth Clark was born in Connecticut, and in 1824 located in Watertown, where he died in 1850, aged 76 years. He married Asenath Corbin, of Root, Montgomery County, and their children were Betsey, Susan, Lucy, Abigail, Dorcas, Chandler, and Rev. Lemuel. The latter was born in the town of Root. He married, first, Harriet Putnam, of Clayton, and by her had four children, viz.: Philo, Amasa, Prudence, and Lucy. He married, second, Diana, daughter of Ruel and Margaret (Middleton) Randall of Rutland, and they have two children, S. Corbin, who is corresponding secretary of Warner's Safe Cure Co., and Florence N. Rev. Lemuel Clark commenced preaching in 1853, with the Methodist Episcopal Church, with which denomination he has since continued. He is now pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Sandy Creek, Oswego County, having gone there from Sackets Harbor. His maternal grandfather, Elkanah Corbin, served in the Revolutionary war, and was one of General Washington’s life-guards. Seth Clark, who was one of the early settlers of Clayton, served at the battle of Plattsburgh in the War of 1812.

Stephen Clark was a native of Rhode, Island, whence he removed to Madison County among the early settlers, and in 1836 located in this town on what is known as the “Merrell premium farm,” on road 46,which he occupied until his death. He married, first, Judith Maxon, by whom he had nine children, and second, Mrs. Judith Maxon, a widow of De Ruyter. His daughter Lodema married W. Morris Clark, of Sackets Harbor. Mr. Clark came to Sackets Harbor in 1838, and remained until his death in 1853, aged 41 years. His widow survives him at the age of 77 years. They had one daughter, Cornelia S., who married Ezra J., son of Ezra D. and Amanda M. (Jones) Whitaker, of North Adams, Mass., and have one son, M. Morris M., and reside in the village of Sackets Harbor.

Isaac Cleveland, a Revolutionary soldier, was born in Connecticut, whence he moved to Rutland in this county, finally located in Hounsfield, where he died, aged 80 years. His son, Harvey, was born in Connecticut and served in the War of 1812. He came to Jefferson County among the early settlers, and finally located in this town, where he died in 1867, aged 80 years. He married Relief Cross, of Lockport, and their children were Flora, Philander V., Decastro, Christiana, Jane, Betsey, and Isaac H. The latter was born in the town of Rutland. He married Adaline, daughter of William and Catharine Hudson, of Clayton, and their children are Milo D., Emogene, Alzada, and Philander. He is a farmer in this town.

William C. Crandall, a native of Madison County, came to this town in 1840, and here remained until his death, aged 60 years. He married Maria Moore, and their children were Henry C., Emily, and Deloss W. The latter was born in Madison County, and was 10 years of age when he removed with his parents to this town, where he died in 1877, aged 48 years. He married Fanny A., daughter of Elias and Almira (Moxson) Frank, of Cortland County, and they had two children, viz.: Chester D. of Kansas City, Mo., and Perrin A. The latter married Carrie E., daughter of John and Mary (Boulton) Graham, of Hounsfield, and they have one son, Chester G., and reside on the homestead farm of his father, with his widowed mother. Oramel Frank married Harvey C., Barton, and they have one daughter, Mida, and occupy the Crandall farm.

Antoine Desmore came from France to Canada, where he remained until his death. Of his five children, Isaac was born in Canada, and came to Brownville in 1837, where he died in 1877, aged 72 years. He married Martha, daughter of Francis Amel, of Canada, and his children were John D., Isaac, Martha, Ursula, Mary, Melissa, Hester, Helen and Franklin D. The latter came to Brownville with his father, where he married Mary, daughter of Morris Fitzgerald, by whom he had 10 children, viz.: Adda (deceased), Isaac M., Kate, Ida M. (Mrs. James M. Wilder) Franklin D., Martha W., Henrietta, Jay M., John W., and Eliza. Franklin D. Desmore has resided in the village of Dexter, in Brownville, since his marriage. James M. Wilder had born to him five children, and died November 13, 1887.
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James Drake, of Connecticut, located in Redfield, Oswego County, about 1800, where he remained until his death, aged 87 years. He had four children, of whom Andrew was born in Oswego County, where he died at the age of 23 years. He married Eunice Davis, of Redfield, and their children were Andrew J. and Louisa. Andrew J. Drake came to this town in 1856, and still resides here. In 1860 he married Sarah, daughter of John and Sarah (Pilmore) Sargent, and they have one daughter, Eva E. (Mrs. Olin H. Lepper). Mr. Drake served in Co. I, 10th N. Y. H. A., three years.

Sanford Earl, a native of Rhode Island, came to Sackets Harbor in 1815, and here remained until his death, March 27, 1880, at the extreme age of 94 years. He married Deborah Sheldon, who died December 24, 1851, aged 45 years. Their children were Margaret, James, Stephen, Henry, Sarah, George, Charles, Mary, Lyman, and Richard M. The latter, a native of Sackets Harbor, where he now resides, married Lucy, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Jackson) Boulton, and his children are Richard H. and Charles S. Mr. Earl served as captain of a lake vessel, which plied between Oswego and Chicago, for many years. He is now proprietor of the Earl House at Sackets Harbor.

Bernard Eveleigh was born January 17, 1813, in Dorsetshire, England, and was baptised by Rev. William Buckland, in the parish of White Church. His father was a dairyman of some means for those times, but dying ere the children had reached maturity, and their mother marrying again, they were somewhat left upon their own resources, upon which the above named, at the age of 21, sailed for America, landing at Sackets Harbor with only two soverigns in his pocket. He immediately apprenticed himself to Hanson Rann for three years to learn the carpenters' trade. This business he pursued for years. In 1840 he married Miss Lydia Champion: to them one child was born (Mrs. A. M. Marsh, of Hounsfield). In 1861 owing to ill health, his trade was given up, when he went into the hotel business, but only remaining there four years, whereupon he resumed his old business, adding to it lumber trading with Canada. Through this ship building was started, which he carried to quite an extent, building boats of various dimensions. Other things were added during the succeeding years, among which were farming, hardware, meat market, coal yard, and filling contracts with Madison Barracks for numerous things. In 1882 he married Mrs. Amos Membery, of Adolphustown, Lenox county, Ontario, his first wife having died in 1880. Though having lost much at different times by fire and shipwreck, he still retains a hotel, store, dwelling house, 1,000 acres of land, and one boat. Aside from farm help he employs seven men and four girls.

Matthew Eveleigh was a native of Dorchester, Eng., where he died at the age of 28 years. He married Fanny Roberts, and among their children was a son, Thomas, who married Jane, daughter of Russell and Catharine (Brown) Armstrong, of Lyme, by whom he has eight children., viz.: Maryette, Angenette, William, George, James, John, Jennie, and Thomas. He resides in this town on a farm on road 27.

William Eveleigh, a native of Dorsetshire, England, married Elizabeth Grinter, by whom he had four children, viz.: Susan, Robert, Thomas, and John G. The latter came to this town and located in Sackets Harbor in 1874. He was three times married. His first wife was Martha Boyd, his second one was Elizabeth A. Brass, and his third, Ida, daughter of Charles Boulton, with whom he now lives. His second wife bore him two children, Ernest J. and Percy W.

Andrew Ferguson, an architect and builder, was a native of County Tyrone, Ireland, where he died. Of his four children, Andrew married Martha Pollock and died at the age of 75 years. Of their eight children, William immigrated to New York city in 1857, and in 1883 came to Sackets Harbor, where he is now located. He married Elizabeth Murphy, of Brooklyn, daughter of Timothy and Margaret (Doyle) Murphy, and his children are Louisa E., Emma A., Ida A. A., Jennie, and William P. Mr. Ferguson has served in Cos. C, F, K, and I, 6th U. S. Infantry, continuously from August 20, 1858, and participated with his regiment in the following battles and skirmishes during the late war: Seige of Yorktown, Va.; Gaines Mills, Va., where he was wounded and taken prisoner; second Bull Run, Antietam, South Mountain, skirmish near Shepardstown, Va., and at Snicker’s Gap, first battle of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. He purchased the Redfield homestead in Sackets Harbor, where he is now stationed as ordnance sergeant, U. S. A., at Madison Barracks.

Harry Fields was a native of Greenock, Renfrew County, Scotland, and died in Tyrone, Ireland, aged 70 years. He married Martha Martin, and they had four children. His son, Joseph, was born in Tyrone, Ireland, whence he emigrated to America, locating in Hounsfield in 1829, where he remained until his death, aged 78 years. He married Sarah, daughter of James and Jane (Hall) Wright, of Ireland and their children were Maggie, Lucinda, Martha, Joseph, Janette, Jane, James and John W. The latter, born in Sackets Harbor, married Amelia, daughter of Chester C. and Laura (Luff) Symons, and his children are Carrie, George, Harry, and Jessie May. He resides in this town on the farm first settled by his father. Joseph Fields served in Co. B, 186th N. Y. Vols., and was killed at the battle of Five Forks, Va., April 2, 1865, aged 24 years.

Daniel Fox, who served in the battle of Sackets Harbor, was born in Connecticut, whence he emigrated to this county and located in the town of Adams about 1800, where he died about 1876, having attained the extreme age of 101 years and six months. He married Hannah Hewitt, and of their six children, Hiram was born in Connecticut and came to Hounsfield in 1838, where he remained until his death in 1859, aged 59 years. He married Eliza, daughter of Laban Ross, of Adams, by whom he had two children, Maria A., and Milo L. Milo L. was born in Adams. He married Mrs. Ellen Harlow, of Sackets Harbor, daughter of John Wright. His wife has one son, Charles Harlow, by her first husband. Mr. Fox has occupied his present farm for 29 year.

Thomas Fuller was a native of Halifax, N. S., whence he emigrated to Lanesboro, Mass, where he remained until his death. His wife, Elsie, also died in Lanesboro at an advanced age. Among their seven children, Noah was born in Lanesboro, where he died in 1867, aged 77 years. He married Louis Goodrich, of his native town, who bore him children as follows: Eliza H., Lucy (Mrs. Nicholas Onealia), Thomas, Ruth (Mrs. Charles Ryons), Ada (Mrs. Rev. Henry Hicks), Hildah, Charlotte (Mrs. Pardon Belcher), Hiram, and Laura (Mrs. Henry Murphy). The latter was married in 1838. Her husband was the first settler on what is now known as the Murphy farm, where he died June 4, 1887, aged 76 years. His widow survives him, on the homestead farm, aged 72 years. Their children are Nathaniel, Johanna, Hattie, William, Frank, and Sarah. Nathaniel served in the 10th N. Y. H. A. three years, and is now chief of police at Bay City, Mich.

William Galloway, a native of Massachusetts, came to Watertown in 1800, among the first settlers, and was an active real estate dealer. He died in Hounsfield on road 24, aged 68 years. He married Hannah Wescott, and of their 10 children, Charles married, first, Rebecca, daughter of Archibald Fassett, of Hounsfield, and his children are William, Truman, George, Martha, Alvah, Charles, and Edgar. He married, second, Mrs. Eveline Mott, daughter of Abel Gregg, of Rutland, and now occupies the homestead farm, where he has resided 40 years. William Galloway, son of Charles, married Mariette, daughter of William and Laura (Lawrence) Bell, and their children are Walter, Frank, Albert, Myron, Flora, Talcott, Ernest and Eva. He lives with his father, who is 81 years of age.

Thomas Gamble was born in Scotland, where he died. His son, Robert, immigrated to this county and located in Vermont in 1832, whence he removed to Sackets Harbor, where he died in 1860, aged 72 years. He served in the War of 1812 and participated in the battle of Sackets Harbor. He was married, and his children were Alexander, Francis, Franklin, William, and James. The latter married Anna McGregg, of Kingston, Canada, and they had children as follows: Edward, James, Charles, Josiah, and William. He has resided in Sackets Harbor 45 years.

Baptist Gilmore removed from Acworth, N. H., to near Augusta, Me., and thence to West Virginia, where he died at Point Pleasant. His wife, Annie, bore him eight children, of whom Frank came to Hounsfield about 1857 and here remained until his death in 1883, aged 70 years. He married Martha J., daughter of Horace and Permelia (Cook) Gilmore, of Watertown and his children were Alice and Edwin A. His widow survives him at the age of 59 years. Edwin A. married Elsie M., daughter of James and Adaline (Sperry) Griswold, of Hounsfield, and their children are Frank H. and James. He resides with his mother on road 4.

Robert Gilmore, a native of New Hampshire, removed thence to Vermont, where he died. He married a Miss Houston, a relative of General Sam Houston, of Texas, and they had seven children. His son, Horace, was born in New Hampshire and came to Watertown in 1826, where he engaged in the grocery trade, dying in that town at the age of 42 years. He married Pamelia, daughter of Ebenezer Cook, of Vermont, and their children were George, James E., Robert A., William W., Harris O., Martha, Sarah A., and Horace O. The last named married first, Jane E., daughter of Levi and Anna (Van Schaick) Livermore, and second Lucy M., a sister of his first wife, and his children, all by his second wife, are Orville H., Lucy Ann Erskine J., and Bert Q. Mr. Gilmore served in Co. I, 10th N. Y. H. A., three years, and was honorably discharged. He enlisted as captain and served in the defense of Washington one year and a half, then served in the battles of Cold Harbor and Petersburg, then again in the defense of Washington, then with Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley, and was at Bermuda Front at the time of Lee’s surrender. He was mustered out June 27, 1865.

Oscar F. Gotham, son of Enoch, was born in Pamelia, whence he removed to Hounsfield, and here resided until his death in 1884, aged 66 years. He married Adaline, daughter of Ephraim and Terzey (Stiles) Wilder, of Dexter, and his children were Charles, Melvina, Oscar, Ephraim, Jennie, Albert, James, Mary, and William H. The latter married Mary, daughter of Stephen and Lovila (Evans) Wilder, and his children are Adaline L., Eva M., and Willie E. He served in Co. E, 94th N. Y. Vols., three years, and participated in the battles of Cedar Mountain, Rappahannock Station, Thoroughfare Gap, second Bull Run, South Mountain, and Antietam, and was honorably discharged. He now resides in Hounsfield.

Henry J. Graham, son of James F., was born in this town. He married Mrs. Martha Gifford, of Three Mile Bay, daughter of Asa Chapman, and they have had three children, Grant G. (deceased), Nellie, and Maggie, and reside on a farm in this town. Mr. Graham served in Co. I, 10th N. Y. H. A., nearly three years and was honorably discharged. He participated in the battles of Cold Harbor and Petersburg, was with Sheridan in the campaign of 1864, and was at the front at the time of Lee's surrender.

John Graham, of Scotch descent, was a native of County Cavan, Ireland, and died at the age of 70 years. He married Mary Riddle and reared a family of eight children, among whom was John, who married Mary Fieldie and reared 11 children, of whom James F., emigrated to Canada in 1843, and there remained two years, when he removed to the town of Adams, and finally located in Hounsfield, where he now resides. He married Jane, daughter of John and Mary (Moore) Moore, of County Moneghan, Ireland, and his children are John H., James H., Robert M., William F., and Mary J. He has occupied his present farm for 32 years.

William W. Hadley, son of Samuel G. and Sarah (Anthony) Hadley, was born at Cape Vincent, September 2, 1860. He studied medicine with Dr. A. B. Stevens, of Black River, and graduated from the medical department of the University of Buffalo in 1886, commencing practice at Henderson in the spring of the same year. Dr. Hadley recently removed to Sackets Harbor, where he is now located in the practice of his profession. He married Stella Belle, daughter of Stephen and Mandana (Clark) Merriman, of Black River, September 23, 1845.

Thomas Hall, of English descent, came to Sackets Harbor in 1819 at the age of 21 years, and here remained until his death, in 1872, aged 75 years. He was a prominent man of the town, and was collector of the port under President Pierce. His first wife was Dorotha Church, of Brattleboro, Vt., who died at Sackets Harbor at the age of 38 years. Their children were Anna, Mary, Thomas, and Henry. His second wife was Peronne C. Church, a sister of his first wife, and their children were George, Robert, Claire, and Charles. The latter married, first, Charlotte McWayne, of Sackets Harbor, who bore him one son, Charles, and second, Hattie A., daughter of Thomas and Laura (Case) Parsons. He resides in the village of Sackets Harbor, where he was born. Thomas Hall’s widow, Peronne C., survives her husband at the age of 73 years. Her father, Daniel W. Church, was a prominent man in St. Lawrence County, where he died, in Morristown at the advanced age of 85 years. He was a volunteer in the War of 1812, and his father, Jonathan Church, served in the Revolutionary war.

Stephen Hamilton was a native of Ireland, his wife was Sarah Long, and his children were Esther, Sarah, and John. The latter married Eliza Harris, and they both lived and died in Ireland. Their children were Stephen, Ellen, Margaret, and John. The latter went to New Orleans when 10 years of age and served as drummer boy in the Florida war. He served in the Mexican war, and in the late civil war in Co. L. 19th N. Y. H. A., being in the service in all 13 years. He married Jane, daughter of Plenney S. and Margaret (Patterson) Storey, of Sackets Harbor, and their children were Mary A., William, George, James, John, and Mary J. He has resided in Sackets Harbor for the past 30 years.

Elijah Harris was a native of Connecticut, whence he removed to the town of Adams in 1802, where he died at the age of 80 years. He was a soldier of the War of 1812, and served in the battle of Sackets Harbor. His wife, Lydia, bore him six children, among whom was Elisha,who married Polly Wilson, who bore him nine children, viz.: Lydia, Franklin, Annis, Lovisa, Charlotte, Jane, John, Henry and William W. Henry served in Co. A, 94th N. Y. Vols., and died in Baltimore at the age of 24 years. William W. Harris married, first, Susan, daughter of John Baldwin, of Brownville, by whom he had two children, Ellie and Mary, and second Mrs. Amelia Johnson, daughter of John Parker. He served in Co. B, 186th N. Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged. He was wounded and lost a leg at Petersburg, Va., and is now drawing a pension. Mrs. Amelia Harris’s first husband, Alexander Johnson, entered the United States service in 1843 and served continuously 39 years, participating in the Florida war, Mexican war, California Indian war, and the late civil war. He died in 1884, aged 74 years.

John Harris was born in England, where he died at the age of 60 years. His wife was Jane Faudry, who died at the age of 55 years. They had eight children, of whom George immigrated to this country and located in Hounsfield in 1833 where he died, aged 72 years. He married Charity Lee, of England, and they had one son, James, who married Annie V., daughter of Dyer and Annie (Lyon) Washburn, of Hounsfield, where he now resides on road 46. Their children are Brayton, Byron, John, Wallace, Dyer, Adelbert and Alice.

Solomon Hastings, son of David, was born near Whitehall, N. Y., whence he removed to Warren County, Pa., where he remained many years. About 1836 he removed to Busti, Chautauqua County, N. Y., where he now resides. He married Minerva Bostwick, and of his nine children, Alexander B., born in Chautauqua County, came to Sackets Harbor in 1882. He married Katie M. Hayes, and they have one daughter, Argetta.

James M. Hazlewood was born in Warwickshire, England, in 1799, and in 1829 immigrated to this country and located in Sackets Harbor. He was a Methodist clergyman, and died in Henderson in April, 1861, aged 62 years. He married Ruth A. Jillaver, of Warwickshire, and their children were Joseph, Elizabeth, Stephen, and Charles, who were born in England, and Martha, Sarah, Mary, Hannah, Delana, and James M., who were born in this country. James M. Hazewood married, first, Julia, daughter of Perry and Camelia (Weller) Knowlton, of Hounsfield, by whom he had two children, Lewis and Burt. He married for his second wife, Mrs. Naoma Stephens, daughter of Jacob Van Winckel, and they reside in this town.

William Hicks, son of John, removed from Canada to Hounsfield in 1865, where he died in 1878, aged 44 years. He married Sarah Sekor, and his children were Charles, Armina, Lilly, and Adam N. The latter married Cristianna, daughter of George and Mary Kahill, of Canada, and they have had two children, Arthur A. (deceased) and William G., and reside in the village of Sackets Harbor. Mrs. Sarah Hicks survives her husband at the age of 58 years.

Myron Holden, son of Timothy, was born in Hounsfield, where he now resides. He married Julia A., daughter of Benjamin and Armenia (Barnes) Orchard, and their children are Flora M., Aurilla A., and Benjamin M. Enoch Barnes, the maternal grandfather of Mrs. Julia A. Holden, served in the War of 1812, and drew a pension.

Timothy Holden, a native of Rutland, Vt., came to Hounsfield about 1810, and here remained until his death in 1862, aged 80 years. He married Elizabeth Ellis, of Hadley, N. Y. and of their seven children, Aaron was the oldest son, and was born in Hadley. He came to this town with his father and finally settled on the homestead farm, on road 65, where he died in 1870, aged 57 years. He married Orvilla, daughter of Israel and Lydia (Conrow) Root, of Mechanicsville, and they had children as follows: Clay, Trelinghuysen, Winfield, Theodore, Seward, Myron, Emmett, Walter, Talcott, and Jesse. Winfield Holden married Lucy, daughter of Daniel and Lydia (Willey) Arnold, of Henderson, in 1869, and his children are Charles L., Minnie L., Hubert T., and Arthur W. He resides in this town on a farm on road 65. Clay Holden married Eliza, daughter of Robert and Sarah (Bowering) Stokes, of Hounsfield, in 1870, and his children are Jesse E., Erwin C., Marian, and Annie E., and he resides on road 63. Israel Root, grandfather of Orvilla, served in the Revolutionary war.

Daniel Holloway, an Englishman, served under General Burgoyne and was taken prisoner, and afterwards joined the American army. After the war he engaged in business as a clothier at Stowell's Corners, in this town, and died in the town of Lyme at the advanced age of 85 years. He married Mariah Bates, and they had five children, of whom Charles, was a native of Connecticut and came here among the early setlers, locating in the eastern part of the town, where he died February 21, 1853, aged 58 years. He served at the battle of Sackets Harbor. He married Chloe Woodruff, of Watertown, and of their 10 children, Charles B. was born at Sackets Harbor, and married Elizabeth H., daughter of William and Emeline (Taylor) Metcalf, and they had two children, Charles W. (deceased) and Fred N. He served in Co. H., 10th N. Y. H. A., until the close of the war. His son, Fred N., married Estella C., daughter of Daniel and Laura A. (Cooper) Losee, of Watetown, and they have one daughter, Grace, and they reside at Sackets Harbor. Horace G. Holloway also served in Co. H., 10th N. Y. H. A.

Cornelius W. Inglehart, of German descent, was born at Oswegatchie, St. Lawrence County, May 11, 1811. In 1814 his parents located in Watertown, and the year following in Hounsfield. He was married four times, as follows: first, to Nancy Phelps, September 4, 1856, by whom he had two children, Washington I. and Lucy; second, to Lorinda M. Spicer, who bore him one son, Byron; third, to Emeline F. Hall, who bore him three children, Hiram F., Sophia, and Rufus; and fourth, to Emma L. Little, of Watertown, in June 1862, by whom he had two children, Sophie and Emma C., and who survives him at the age of 61 years, a resident of Sackets Harbor. Mr. Inglehart took an early interest in public affairs, and served in many official positions, with credit to himself and his constituents. He was a prominent abolitionist, and his voice was always raised in favor of temperance and all reform measures. He was a delegate to the first Republican convention held in this county, and continued a strong advocate of reform until his death. At the breaking out of the late civil war he aided materially in procuring volunteers, and contributed liberally financially to encourage enlistments. He was at one time a director in the National Union Bank, and was one of the organizers of the Agricultural Insurance Company. He was an instructive writer, and a public spirited citizen whose influence was felt throughout the county.

James Jackson, son of William, was born in Ireland, and in 1863 immigrated to this county and located in Sackets Harbor, where he now resides. He married Margaret Higgen, of Ireland, and his children were William, James, James 2nd, John, Jane Thomas, Mary, and Maggie. He resides off road 25.

James M. Jones, a native of Pennsylvania, died in San Francisco, Cal. at the age of 35 years. His wife, Sarah J. Herold, who bore him one son, died in Stockton, Cal., aged 25 years. Their son, James R. Jones, was born in San Francisco, and in 1882 came to Sackets Harbor as a soldier, and was discharged February 28, 1884. He married, first, Frances E. Welch, of Dexter, who bore him one daughter, Frances J., and second, Minnie J. Felt, of Felt's Mills, N. Y. He is now a merchant at Sackets Harbor.

Charles E. Knapp, son of Er, a native of Pinckney, Lewis County, came to Hounsfield in 1881, where he resided until his recent removal to Watertown, engaged in farming. He married Julia E., daughter of James and Adaline (Sperry) Griswold, of this town, and their children are Fred, James, and Ada. His grandfather, Jared T. Knapp, a native of Lewis County, reared five children, viz.: Talcott, Homer, Er, Sally, and Betsey. Er Knapp married Lucinda Forward, of Copenhagen, and reared three children, Charles E., Jared, and Emily, dying in Brownville, age 47 years.

Joel Knight was born in Vermont and came to this county, locating in Watertown in 1821, later removing to this town, where he remained many years, finally settling in the town of Alexandria, where he died in 1847, aged 75 years. He married Hannah Ayres, of Vermont and of their 10 children, Randall Knight was born in Vermont and came to Hounsfield in 1822. He has been twice married. By his first wife, Arvilla Galloway, he had three children, Hiram, Edward and Emma. His second marriage was with Rosetta Olmstead. He has occupied his farm on road 77 for the past 47 years. His son, Edward, married Lutheria, daughter of John and Sarah (Pilmore) Sargent, and he is also on a farm which he has occupied for 28 years. They have two children, Elma M. and Mary E.

Joseph Knowlton was born in Rutland County, Vt., whence he removed to Jefferson County in 1811, finally locating in Hounsfield, where he died. Among his children was Monroe, who came here with his father, dying in this town at the age of 63 years. Monroe Knowlton was a farmer and mechanic. He married Susan Breezee, of Brownville, who survives him at the age of 67 years. They had two children, Ruth M. and Edwin C. The latter was born in Brownville, and was twice married. His first wife, Mary S. McQuain, of Sackets Harbor, bore him two children, Hattie and Corry M. His second marriage was with Mrs. Fidelia R. (Manchester) Colburn, of Otsego County. He resides in Sackets Harbor, where he is engaged as engineer at the United States barracks, and is also a practical and consulting engineer for steamboats and railroads. Jacob J. Breezee served in the battle of Sackets Harbor in 1814.

Elisha Ladd was born in Coventry, Conn., in 1766, and in 1812 located in Hounsfield, where he died at the age of 94 years. He married Susan Dorman, of Connecticut, and their children were Nathan, Eliphalet, Seymour, Cynthia, Susan, Patty and Esther. Nathan Ladd came to this town in 1811, and was the first settler on a farm on road 76, where he remained until his death, in 1877, aged 90 years. He married Betsey, daughter of Marcus and Betsey Edick, and they had four children, viz.: Brayton I, Matilda C., Mary E., and Eliphalet. The latter married Charlotte W., daughter of James and Nancy (Marshall) Spaulding, of Camillus, Onondaga County, and he has one son, Marshall J., and resides on a farm on road 76, which was settled by his grandfather, and where he has resided since his birth. Marshall J. Ladd married Lydia A., daughter of Solomon and Julia Hall, of this town, and they have one son, Brayton E.

Thomas Lane, of Devonshire, Eng., came to Sackets Harbor in May, 1834, where he engaged in farming until his death, aged 93 years. He married Anna Stamp, also of Devonshire, and they had 10 children, among whom was Charles, who came to this town from England in 1835. Charles Lane married Frances Hallyard, before coming to this country, and they had four children, viz.: Anna, Albert, Charles E., and Henry J. He has resided in this town 52 years, and is now 75 years of age. His wife died in April, 1878. Charles E. Lane, mentioned above, married Clara E. Holbrook, of Copenhagen, Lewis County, daughter of William M. and Helen (Watkins) Holbrook, and still resides at Sackets Harbor in the house where he was born. Henry J. Lane was born in Sackets Harbor, February 14, 1841. He married Rosaltha S., daughter of Worden and Rhoda (Warren) Payne, by whom he has had six children, viz.: Worden, Mark and Mabel, deceased, and Hubert H., Rose F., and Arthur G. Mr. Lane has been engaged in the dry goods trade at Sackets Harbor for 24 years, and is now a prominent man in town affairs. He was elected supervisor the second time in 1887, is the present member of Assembly from this district, has served as town clerk three years, assessor three years, and justice of the peace one term, and has been president of Sackets Harbor village four years. He is W. M. of Sackets Harbor Lodge, No. 135, and A. M.

William Lindsey was a native of Tyrone, Ireland, where he died, aged 70 years. His wife, Catharine, bore him six children, viz.: Catharine, Jane, Thomas, John, James, and William. Thomas immigrated to America in 1851, and located in Sackets Harbor, where he died in 1871, aged 64 years. He married Sarah Wright, of Ireland, and their children were Mary, William, Thomas, John, Lewis, Jennie, Katie, and James. The latter resides in the village of Sackets Harbor.

Robert Lonsdale, a native of Yorkshire, England, immigrated to America in 1830 and settled on a farm in Brownville, where he died in 1873, aged 71 years. He married Elizabeth, daughter of George Hazlewood, of Yorkshire, Eng., and their children were Mary A., Harriet, William H., Augustus, and John H. The latter married Henrietta, daughter of Henry and Flavia (Lampher) Rowe, of Brownville, by whom he has had five children, viz.: Hattie (Mrs. William Elmer), Lewis H., Herbert S., James R., and Charles E. Mr. Lonsdale served in Co. B, 20th N. Y. Cav., and was honorably discharged. He is a farmer in this town.

Appleton McKee, a native of Hartford, Conn., located in the town of Adams in 1803, where he engaged in farming, in which he continued until his death, in 1831, aged 74 years. His wife was Mercy Hill, and of their nine children, Alvin was born in Connecticut and removed to Adams with his father. In 1841 he located in Hounsfield, where he died at the age of 77 years. He married Mary, daughter of Elisha and Elizabeth (Edwards) Allen, of Johnstown, Fulton County, and they had six children, viz.: Corrilla, Levi, Elisha, Phila, Harrison, and Oscar. The latter was born in Hounsfield, where he married Frank R., (?) daughter of Ephraim P. and Elizabeth (Dimick) Moreseman, and their children are Appleton G., Nellie E., and Teall. He resides on the homestead farm with his widowed mother, who is 77 years of age. Oscar McKee served in Co. C., N. Y. Vols., until the close of the war.

Joseph McKee was born and died in Hartford, Conn. He married Ruth Webster, and among their children was Eleazer, who came to Sackets Harbor in 1830, and here remained until his death in 1851, aged 84 years. He was a carpenter, and built the first tannery at Sackets Harbor. He married Flora Hollister, a native of Connecticut, and their children were Hiram, Flora A., and David. The latter married Mary A. Lawrence of West Chazy, Clinton County, and their children are Mary H., Frank E., and Wilbur L. Wilbur L. married Arabella G. Coventry, of Utica, and they have one daughter, Julia G., and reside at Sackets Harbor.

Robert McLaughlin was born in Sackets Harbor, where he died at the age of 32 years. He married Catharine Wright, also of Sackets Harbor, and they had four children, viz.: Mary, Thomas, Margaret, and William. The latter married Sarah A Lewis, and his children are William J., Anna B., and Kate P. He served in the late war in Co. B, 35th N. Y. Vols., and participated in the battles of second Bull Run, Slaughter Mountain, Culpepper, Warrington, and White Sulphur Springs.

Delonzo McWayne, son of Josiah, married Minerva Stoddard, of Sackets Harbor, who bore him four children, viz.: Lorenzo, Maria, Minerva, and Degrass. The last mentioned married Mrs. Carrie Northrup, of Canastota, Madison County, daughter of Ashley Northrup, and their children are Charles, Minerva, and Alice M. Mr. McWayne served in Co. I, 10th N. Y. Vols. He participated in the battle of Petersburg, Va., and was honorably discharged. He resides on road 62.

Delos A. McWayne, son of Josiah, was born in this town, where he died at the age of 73 years. He married Angeline Johnson, of Hounsfield, daughter of Perley and Priscilla (Dexter) Johnson, and their children were Josiah A., Johnson P., Edwin G., and Delos. The latter was born in this town where he now resides. He married Eliza S., daughter of William and Betsey (Seeber) Bell, and their children are Edwin P., Cora A., and Merle B.

Josiah McWayne came to Hounsfield from Massachusetts before 1800, among the first settlers, and here remained until his death in 1868, aged 88 years. He married Phebe Abbott, who died in 1859, 75 years. Their children were Delonzo, Delos A., Samuel, Uranius, Justus, Alexander, and Kimball D. The latter was born in this town, and here remained until his death in 1844, aged 36 years. He married Betsey Wallace, of this town, and their children were Phebe A., Charlotte, Justus W., Elizabeth, and Jay D. Jay D. McWayne married Sarah, daughter of Lewis and Lucinda (Baker) Wallsworth, and they had three children -- Eva and Arthur (deceased) and Ella. He served as first lieutenant in the late war in Co. K, 35th N. Y. Vols. He also organized Co. B, 186th N. Y. Vols., of which he was captain, and served as recruiting officer. Justus W. McWayne married Helen L., daughter of Archibald and Sarah (Holden) Campbell, and they had one son, Archie Campbell. Mr. McWayne died in March, 1889. His mother, Elizabeth, survives at the age of 74 years.

James Marks, a Revolutionary soldier, was born and died in Connecticut. His children were Robert, Lathrop, and Joseph. The latter removed from Connecticut, his native state, to Hounsfield, in 1843, and here resided until his death, in 1849, aged 39 years. His principal occupation was that of a sailor. He married Hannah, daughter of Charles Fall, of Lyme, and their children were Huldah E., Reuben, Mary J., James, Cordelia, Frank, Aruna, and Joseph. Joseph Marks married Maria, daughter of Henry and Jane Turpin, of Dexter. His children are Josie H., Irene H., Fanny B., and Frank M. He served in Co. K, 35th N. Y. and Co. I, 10th N. Y. H. A., until the close of the war, nearly four years in all, and participated in the battle of Petersburg. Reuben Marks served in Co. A, 81st N. Y. Inf., participated in the battles of Malvern Hill and Wilderness, and died in Yorktown. Frank Marks served in Co. E, 35th N. Y. Vols., and Co. B, 2nd N. Y. Cav., and participated in the battles of Antietam, Bull Run, and Fredericksburg, and remained in the service until the close of the war.

John Matteson came from Vermont to Jefferson County about 1827. His son, Alfred, located in Hounsfield, where he died at the age of 76 years. Alfred’s wife was Sally Palmer and their children were Daniel D., Franklin, Elsie J., Clarissa, Lorinda, George, Josephine and Orrie. Daniel D. was born in this town, and died here in 1869, aged 41 years. He married Cornelia M., daughter of Truman and Eunice (Witter) Root, and their children were Jay D. and Nettie M. His widow survives him at the age of 52 years and resides on a farm on road 58 corner 59. Franklin Matteson, mentioned above, was born in Watertown. He married Hannah, daughter of Eliakim and Mahaley (Worden) Morse, of Hounsfield, June 24, 1854, and has occupied his present residence of 32 years.

Richard Meeks, who served in the Revolutionary war three years, was born in Albany County, where he died. He married Jemima Nelson, and among their children was a son named Edward, who settled on a farm in the town of Henderson in 1835. He died in Canada, aged 66 years. He married Harriet Cook, and they had nine children, viz.: Dennison, Martha, Joel, Champlin, Lewis, Amelia, Moses, Hannah, and Nelson. The latter married Geraldine, daughter of Matthew D. and Hannah (Davis) Wright, and their children were Jesse, Glenna, and Pearl. Mr. Meeks served in Co. B, 10th N. Y. H. A., until the close of the war. He is a farmer in this town.

Amos Membery came from Devonshire, Eng. to Sackets Harbor in the early days of this town, and later removed to Canada, where he died. Of his eight children, George was born in England, and in 1831 immigrated to America and located on a farm in the town of Adams, finally removed to Hounsfield, where he died in 1852, aged 49 years. He married Martha, daughter of Abram Orchard, of England, and they had one son, George O. George O. Membery was born in Adams, where he lived many yeas, when he located in this town on the farm which he now occupies. He married Melia I., daughter of Daniel G. and Almira (Ralph) Babbit, of Pickney, N. Y. and they have had two children, Geroge (deceased) and Carrie M.

Francis Metcalf located in North Adams in 1829, and there remained until his death. He married Sarah Carter, a native of England, and they had eight children, of whom Henry married Mary, daughter of Michael and Lydia (Dunlavey) Colwell, of Sackets Harbor, and died in 1879, aged 68 years. Their children were Albert H., Thomas, Bailey, Mary, Charlotte, Joseph P., and Robert F. Mrs. Metcalf survives her husband at the age of 59 years. Albert H. Metcalf married Frank (?), daughter of David and Fanny (Livermore) Palmer, and their children are Winette E., Anna L., Gertrude W., Kittie V., and Harry. Henry Metcalf served in the U. S. navy 20 years, and was superintendent of the navy yard at Sackets Harbor 22 years. Albert entered the naval service in 1866, as a custodian of the naval property of Sackets Harbor, and still retains that position. He served in Co. B, 142nd N. Y. Vols., in the late war.

Henry Metcalf was a native of England, whence he emigrated to Boston in 1801, finally locating in Hounsfield, where he died in 1869, aged 92 years. He served in the battle of Sackets Harbor in the War of 1812. He married Sarah Ashby, of England, and of their 11 children, Francis was born in Hounsfield, and has resided on the farm he now occupies for the past 53 years. He married Sarah M., daughter of Ashbel and Polly (Oxford) Case, and their children are Walter, Lucy A., Sarah J., Edwin, and Ella M. and Elva M., twins. Mrs. Metcalf died August 10, 1855, aged 43 years. Their son Walter served three years in Co. I, 10th N. Y. H. A.

Henry Metcalf, a native of England, married Mary Colwell, and his children were Albert, Bailey, Minnie, Lottie and Thomas. The latter was born in Sackets Harbor. He married Abbie Little, of Syracuse, by whom he had two children, Gracie (deceased) and Julia. He died March 25, 1889.

Lewis Morris, a native of Morrisania, now a part of New York city, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and served in the Revolutionary war. Among his children was Jacob, who removed to Otsego County, town of Morris, which town took its name from him, and where he died, aged 82 years. He was side to General Hurd, of New Jersey, and brigadier- general under General Washington in the Revolutionary war, and served as state senator four years. He married, first, Mary C. Morris, of Philadelphia, Pa., and their children were Mary, Sarah, Catharine, Lewis Lee, Richard, John Cox, Jacob W., William A., James V. and Charles V. He married, second, Mrs. Sophia Pringle, and by her had one son, William A. P., now of Madison, Wis. Charles Valentine Morris was born in the town of Morris, Otsego County, Mary 4, 1802. On January 1, 1818, he entered the U. S. navy as midshipman, and after serving three cruises, one in the Franklin, 74 guns, one in the Guiriere, and the other in the schooner Shook, resigned in 1826, in consequence of having yellow fever on board the Shook in the West Indies while doing lieutenant’s duty. In 1841 his old shipmates induced him to return to the navy, and he entered it as master-mate. In six months after he was examined by Commodore M. C. Perry, president of the board, and promoted as master, and ordered to duty in the navy yard. In 1855 his grade was placed on the reserved list by an act of Congress out of the line of promotion. January 1, 1861, he came on to Washington from Michigan, and offered his services, which offer was refused by the Hon. M. Towcey, then Secretary of Navy. He came on again April 15, 1861, and his services were accepted, and he was immediately ordered to duty in this yard by the Hon. Gideon Wells, Secretary of the Navy. He was ordered to the command of the steamer Mt. Vernon, by Admiral Dahlgren. May 24, 1861, he took the late Col. Ellswroth and six companies of his command down to Alexandria; afterwards was sent down to the Rappahannock and other places. He was ordered by Admiral Dahlgren down the Potomac, with a marine guard, to take possession of the steamer, Forbes, which he accomplished, placing the sea officers in irons and bringing her up to the yard. One of the large steamers, the Baltimore, while moored in Baltimore, was taken possession of by Gen. Morris, commandant of Fort McHenry. Mr. Morris was sent on there and brought her to the yard. He was also in command of the tug Pusey, which towed the U. S. brig. Perry, passing the Rebel batteries each time without injury. He was also executive officer of the yard under Rear- Admiral Montgomery for some time during the war. Mr. Morris married Eliza, daughter of Dr. Elizur and Caroline (Harrison) Mosely, of Oneida County, by whom he had children as follows: Mosley (deceased), Caroline E., Joshua S., Thomas B., and Virginia, the last named of whom resides in the village of Sackets Harbor.

J. Wright Norton was a native of Vermont, where he resided at the time of his death. His wife, Namah, bore him five children. His son, Horatio, removed from Vermont to Pamelia when 19 years of age. In 1863 he located in Hounsfield, where he died in 1868, aged 66 years. He married Minerva Dillon, of Brownville, who was the first white child born in this county north of Black River. Their children were Silas, John, William, Charles, James, Mary, Eunetia, and Leander W. The latter was born in Hounsfield, and married Vashti A. Randall, of Brownville, daughter of Olney and Lydia (Fuller) Randall, and now resides in this town. William W. Norton served in Co. C, 186th N. Y. Vols. and Charles Norton in Co. E, 94 N. Y. Vols.

John Orchard was born in Devonshire, England, where he died, aged about 80 years. His wife, Sarah, bore him 16 children, among whom was Abraham, who died in Devonshire at the advanced age of 86 years. He married Prudence Pering, of Devonshire, and their children were Mary, Martha, Ruth, and Benjamin. In 1832 Benjamin located in this town on a farm on road 47 corner 59, where he now resides. He married Armenia, daughter of Enoch and Amor (Hazen) Barnes, of Hounsfield, and his children are Matilda, Sarah, Elsie J., Richard, Benjamin, Julia A., Martha A., Effie E., Darius, Ada R., and Ida M. Mr. and Mrs. Orchard are still living, aged respectively 82 and 65 years.

Allen Parker, a native of Vermont, located in Clayton in 1817, and thence removed to Sedalia, Mo., where he died, aged 74 years. He married Mary Budlong, of Rodman, and they had seven children, viz.: Lavilla, Elizabeth, Abigail, Esther, James, Nelson, and Francis L. The latter married Frances S., daughter of Loren and Mary A. (Whitney) Hurd, of Hounsfield, and they have one son, Fred J., and an adopted daughter, Cora B. He is a farmer. Mr. Parker enlisted in Co. H., 10th N. Y. H. A., in the late war, was transferred to the navy and assigned to the gunboat Laburnham, and served during the war.

William C. Pease, son of William, was born in Connecticut, and was one of the early settlers of Hounsfield. He served in the battle of Sackets Harbor in 1814, and died in Lewis County at the age of 76 years. His wife, Fanny Post, bore him five children, viz.: Celestia, Betsey, George, Jane and Orson V. The latter was born in this town, where he died in 1886, aged 65 years. He married Alvira S., daughter of Ephraim and Salina (Luff) Wilder, who died March 2, 1887, aged 52 years. They had one daughter, Maria R., who has been twice married. Her first husband, Edwin Austin, was accidentally shot and killed April 22, 1875. Her second husband, De Forest Shead, lives with her on the homestead farm of her father.

Seth Penney (formerly Penn) was a native of Plainfield, Mass., whence he emigrated to Henderson, of which town he was one of the early settlers. His wife, Amelia, bore him five children, viz.: George, Grove, Samuel S., Olivia, and Amelia. Samuel S. was born in Massachusetts in 1804, and died in this town in 1880, 76 years. He married Sally, daughter of Oliver and Lucinda (Pomeroy) Wilcox, and they had 10 children, viz.: Louisa, Harriet, Orville, Marvin, Grove, Lodenia, Greenleaf R., Walter, Almina, and George W. Mrs. Penney survives her husband and resides in this town, at the age of 82 years. George W. Penney enlisted in the 18th N. Y. Cavalry, was transferred to the navy and stationed at Hart’s Island, New York harbor, and served during the war. Walter Penney also served in the 18th N. Y. Cav. George W. has been a captain on the lakes for 30 years, on five different vessels and steamers.

John Perrigo, a native of Montreal, came to Sackets Harbor in 1845, where he has since resided. He married Jane French, and they had eight children, among whom was Charles H., who married Mary, daughter of Richard and Mary Boyd, and had four children, viz.: Nellie, Charles, Eugene, and Percy. Mrs. Perrigo survives her husband, who died March 25, 1881, aged 36 years. He served in the late war in Co. I, 18th N. Y. Cavalry.

John W. Phelps, a native of Vermont, came to Hounsfield in 1807, and was the first settler on what is now known as the Phelps farm, on road 63, and here remained most of the time until his death, about 1863, aged 75 years. He married Hannah Jones, of Vermont, and they had 13 children, 10 of whom grew to maturity. One son, John W., a native of this town, where he now resides at the age of 67 years, married Betsey, daughter of John and Hannah (Fields) Kibling, of Ellisburgh, and they had nine children, viz.: Silas R., Amelia A., Fanny E., Catharine J., Henry B., Fisher K., Anna M., Carrie E., and Austin A. The latter was born at Sandy Creek. He married Frances, daughter of James E., and Susan (Livermore) Gilmore, of Dexter village, and they have one son, Charles A., Mr. Phelps is captain of the steamer, New York, plying between Buffalo and Chicago, in which capacity he has been engaged for the past six years. Silas R. Phelps was born in this town, where he now resides on a farm on road 64, which he has occupied for the past 11 years. He married Nancy, daughter of John and Jessie (Nichols) Patrick of Dexter, and they have two children, John and Norris K.

George Plumb, Sr., of Connecticut, removed to Halifax, Vt., where he died, aged 77 years. His wife, Pattie Whitting, died at the age of 98 years. Of their 11 children, George, Jr., was born in Guilford, Vt., and about 1812 removed to Brownville. He served in the War of 1812 and finally located in Dodge County, Wis., where he died at the age of 75 years. He married, first, Polly, daughter of Nathaniel Plumb, who died in Pamelia, in October 1831. Their children were James W., Lauretta, Ervin, Safford, Harriet, Marcia, and Mary. His second wife was Betsey Classon, who bore him eight children. His son, Safford, married Ann, daughter of James and Ellen (Lattimore) Carl, of Brownville, and they have one daughter, Mary Ann, who married Moses J. Knapp and has two children, William and Frank.

William Porter was born in the village of Sackets Harbor, April 12, 1822. He married Caroline A., daughter of Ashby and Dolly S. (Robbins) of Hounsfield, and their children are William H., now a resident of Walula, W. T.: George A., a grocer of Osage, Iowa; Edward F., of Portland, Oregon; Fred B, Ida A., Albert S., and Mary A. He served as night watchman in the custom-house at Sackets Harbor, and was appointed inspector of construction at Madison Barracks in 1880. He is a carpenter, and still resides at Sackets Harbor.

Levi G. Potter was a native of Oneida County, where he died at the age of 45 years. He married Roena Rising, of Litchfield, Herkimer County, and their children were Levi G., Peter C., and Henry L. The latter was born in Paris, Oneida County, and in 1879 located in Sackets Harbor, where he is now in business. He married Charlotte M. Worden, of Trenton, Oneida County, daughter of Thomas T., and Alvira (Bacon) Worden.

Rial Rawlson, a native of Canaan, Conn., came to Sackets Harbor in 1801, and built one of the first five homes in the village. He was engaged in the lumber business, and ran the first raft of lumber down the St. Lawrence from Sackets Harbor from Montreal. He married Elizabeth, daughter of William Lawrence, of Canaan, Conn., and their children were Wealthy, William, Wolcott, Elizabeth, and Ira L. The latter was born at Sackets Harbor, where he now resides. He married, first, Marcia Carpenter, of Pompey Hill, Onondaga County, and their children were Mary, Amelia, and Malcolm. For his second wife he married Annie, daughter of Alexander and Annie (McDermot) McBain, and their children are Annie Elizabeth, Robert B., and Janette J. Mr. Rawlson is now a clothing merchant at Sackets Harbor.

George Reader was born near Bridport (sic), Dorsetshire, England, whence he immigrated to this country and located at Sackets Harbor in 1851, where he died in 1871, aged 70 years. He married Mary Huxford, of Uplyme, Devon, England, who survives him. Their children were John and George (twins), who were born in Lyme-Regis, Eng., in 1832, and John H., who came from England to Sackets Harbor in 1852. John H. Reader married Matilda, daughter of Robert and Jane (Lane) Jeffrey, of Sackets Harbor, and they have had two children, Laura (deceased) and Henry H. In 1862 he enlised in Co. I, 10th N. Y. H.A., and was honorabley discharged at the close of the war, and now receives a pension. He has served as town clerk of Hounsfield four years.

Daniel Reed was a native of Connecticut. He came to Sackets Harbor in 1800, when three years of age, and served on a gunboat in the War of 1812. He died here in 1880, age 83 years. He married Jane Sterritt, who was born in Sackets Harbor, and they reared four children, George M., Robert C., Susan, and Charles C. The latter married Amanda M., daughter of James and Catherine (Frazier) Thum, of Sackets Harbor, and he is now captain of a sailing vessel in which business he has been engaged 45 years. John Thum, father of James, served in the War of 1812, and lost all his property by the depreciation of the Continental money. Charles Reed served in the late war in Co. G, 116th N. Y. Vols., three years.

George H. Russell was born at St. Mary’c Church, Devonshire, England, where he now resides. He married S. Jane, daughter of Matthew and Fanny Eveleigh, and his children are Arthur, John, Jane, and George H., Jr. The latter came to Sackets Harbor in 1869, where he married Emma C., daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Eveleigh) Baker, by whom he had two children, Arthur W., and Clinton J., deceased. He resides in the village of Sackets Harbor.

John Scroxton, son of Holland, was born in England, and in 1842 immigrated to this country and located at Sackets Harbor, where he remained until his death in 1866, aged 54 years. He married Eliza Dillon, of England, who bore him 10 children, among whom was John, Jr., who was two years of age when he came to this town with his parents, where he still resides. He has been engaged in the hardware trade at Sackets Harbor since 1863. His mother is still living at the age of 64 years.

Joseph Slater, of Ira, Vermont, emigrated to Lewis County, N. Y. when 15 years of age and in 1837 located in Hounsfield, where he died at the age of 71 years. He followed the dual occupation of farmer and blacksmith. He married, first, Zilphia Morgan, and their children were Vincent, Hiram, Stephen, Candace and Angeline. By his second wife, Sarah, daughter of Peter and Mary (Reed) Smith, of Hounsfield, he had one daughter, Harriett (Mrs. Albert Skinner), of Watertown, who has four children, viz.: Herbert, Edward, James and Charles. Mrs. Sarah Slater survives her husband at the age of 75 years, and resides on the homestead farm in Hounsfield.

Ebenezer Smith was born in Barnstable, Mass., in 1739. He served in the Revolutionary war and died in Galway, Saratoga County, in 1832, at the extreme age of 93 years. In 1763 he married Rhoda Beebe, who bore him 10 children. His son, Asa Smith, was born in 1774, and died in 1834. He resided in Henderson, from which place he removed to Ellisburgh, where he died. He married Betsey Hinman, who was born in 1773, and died in 1844. Their children were Harvey, Philena, Cornelia, Sidney, Ambrose, Lucinda, Julian, Ashby, Maria and Pamilla. Ashby Smith married Dolly, daughter of Harmon and Debora (Coon) Robbins, of Adams, and their children were Caroline, Martin, Sidney, Elizabeth, Mary A., George, Henry, William, Charles and Almira. He has resided in this town since 1841. His daughter, Almira, married Clark F., son of Daniel and Lydia (Wells) Arnold, and their children are Otis D., Charles B., and Eugene C. Clark F. Arnold’s father Daniel, was born in Massachusetts and came to Hounsfield in 1830. He died in Henderson in 1882, aged 73 years.

Russell Spicer was born in Hounsfield, where he still resides, at the age of 77 years. He married Aurilla, daughter of Eli and Polly Spicer, who died in 1863, aged 54 years. Their children were Hannibal, Dianna, Gilbert, Rosaltha, Edwin, Emma, Estella, and Ivan L. The latter, born in this town, married Mrs. Elizabeth Spicer, daughter of Barton and Rachel (Misner) White, and they have one daughter, Luella G., and reside on a farm on road 60. Mr. Spicer served in Co. H., 10th N. Y. H. A., three years, and was honorably discharged at the battle of Sackets Harbor in the War of 1812, and was one of the first settlers of this town, where his home was until his death.

Nathan Stetson, a native of Vermont, served as a sea captain in the War of 1812. He came to Hounsfield in 1820, which was his place of residence until his death. Among his eight children was a son, Barker, born in Vermont, who became a resident of this town when 20 years of age, and remained here 15 years, finally locating in Ontario County, where he died at the age of 66 years. He married Ann Wiley, of Watertown, and their children were Louisa R., Alonzo, Ashael A., Lucy A., and George W. The latter was born in this town where he married Laura M., daughter of John and Sarah (Pilmore) Sargent, by whom he has four children, viz.: Althea, Charles R., Albert A., and S. Anna, the latter the wife of George H. Kelly, of Boston. Mr. Stetson enlisted in Co. I, 10th N. Y. H. A., and served till the close of the war. Alonzo Stetson served in the 112th, Ill. and Ashael, in the 128th N. Y. Vols.

George Stern was a native of Hesse-Cassel, Germany, where he died. His wife, Eliza, bore him two children, George and Emil. The latter, who died in Germany, aged 32 years, married Caroline Kneper, by whom he had two children, Emil and Theodore. Theodore Stern came to America in 1853, and in 1875 located in Sackets Harbor. He married Frances A. Ross, daughter of Harvey and Mary (Cabel). He enlisted in the U. S. regular army February 1, 1864, and was discharged August 5, 1886.

William Stevenson was a native of Derbyshire, Eng., where he died at the age of 80 years He married Ann, daughter of Moses Hall, and among their children was William, who came to Sackets Harbor in 1833, and here remained until his death, aged 72 years. He was the first permanent settler on the Worden farm, road 47 corner 48. His first wife was Ann Tilly, of England, and their children were Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Moses, and William. His second wife was Ann Stetson, and his third wife was a widow Perry. William Stevenson married Elizabeth, daughter of James and Margaret (Wilkinson) Simpson, by whom he has two children, Margaret M. and Mary E., and now resides on the homestead farm of his father, where he has lived 52 years.

Piam Thompson was born in Massachusetts in 1781, and died June 25, 1868, aged 87 years. When 19 years of age he married Eunice Washburn, of Connecticut. In 1810 he removed to the town of Rodman, and in 1814 participated in the battle of Sackets Harbor. Among his 10 children was John, who came to Rodman with his father, and in 1831 located in this town, where he remained until his death in 1869, aged 65 years. He married Charlotte, daughter of Bradford Lisk, of Adams, and his children now living are Pembroke, Ornaldo, and Monroe P. The last named married Harriet E., daughter of Matthew and Hannah (Davis) Wright, and his children are John W., Burt D., Lottie M., and Earl M. He has occupied his present farm for the past 54 years.

Benjamin Tracy, a native of Groton, Conn., located in the town of Lyme when young, and here died at the age of 43 years. He was minute-man, and served in the battle of Sackets Harbor in 1814. He married Sibyl Fish, of Plainfield, N. Y., and their children were Elsy, Julia A., Hubert H., Eleanor, George, Gurdon, Bernard, Laura, and Capt James M. The latter was born in this town, where he married Elmina, daughter of Aaron and Susan (Perkins) Wheat, by whom he has four children, viz.: Elizabeth H., James M., Howard N., and John R. He was a captain on the lake for 35 years, and is now retired at the age of 68 years.

Reuben Tremain, of French parentage, was born in Paris, Oneida County, where he died in 1810, aged 87 years. He married Lucy Winchell, of the same town, and had nine children, of whom Solomon was born in Parish, N. Y., and in 1815 removed to Rodman and settled on a farm which he occupied until his death in 1869, aged 84 years. He married Lucy, daughter of Alvah Brainard, and his children were Daniel, Emeline, Ursula, Abner, Adaline and Aveline (twins), Warren, and Giles W. The latter was born in Rodman and came to Hounsfield in 1870. He married, first, Laura, daughter of James Chapman, of Ohio, who bore him one son, Ansel S; and second, Mrs. Jane A. Stokes, daughter of Henry and Sarah (Ashby) Metcalf, and they reside in this town on road 63. He enlisted in 1862 in Co. B, 10th N. Y. H. A., and was honorably discharged at the close of the war.

Ezra Tyler, son of Col. Tyler, of Revolutionary fame, was born in East Haddam, Conn., and was one of the early settlers of this town, where he died at the age of 55 years. He married Rebecca Wright, of Paris, Oneida County, and their children were Rebecca, Rufus, Sylvenus and Sylvester (twins), Alanson, Prudence, Polly and Dr. William E. The latter, a native of this town, married, first, Phebe Hunter, of Saratoga County, who bore him two children, William W. and John C. He married, second, Mary D., daughter of David and Orinda (Hill) Metcalf, of Sackets Harbor, where he has been engaged as a physician and surgeon for the past 43 years. He served as assistant surgeon of the garrison here during the late war, and also at other times. He has been supervisor of the town five years, and school commissioner two years. His son, William W., enlisted in the 94th N. Y. Vols., and served until the close of the war.

Lawrence Van Epps, a native of Holland, came to Schenectady about 1790, where he died in 1833. Of his five children, James L., was born in Schenectady, and in 1848 located in the town of Lyme. He married Rosina Michael, of Duanesburg, Schenectady County, and their children were Nelson L., Ellen E., Andrew J., Peter L. (deceased), Ruth A., Rosina F., Mariah H., Catharine A., Peter L., 2nd, Sarah F., and James C. The latter was born in Glenville, Schenectady County. He married Mary J. Thompson, of Lyme, and they had four children, viz.: Byron P., Mortimer N., James G., and Jennie E. Upon the death of his first wife he married Sarah A., daughter of Dennis and Rachel (Arnold) Lagraves, of Orleans. He has an adopted daughter, Maude. He served three years in the late war in Co. G., 10th N. Y. H. A., and has served as deputy sheriff four years.

Robert Washburn, son of Dyer, was born in Hounsfield, and now resides in the town of Adams. He married Lucy Warren, of Lyme, and their children were Lottie, Helen, Warren, and Layton. The latter married Angie, daughter of Roswell and Amelia (Green) Clark, by whom he has two children, Linna and Ina. He is a farmer.

Stephen Washburn lived and died in Schoharie County. His wife, Salinda, bore him seven children, among whom was Robert, who settled on a farm in this town about 1825, where he remained until his death in 1876, aged 70 years. He married Emeline, daughter of Asa Manley, of this town, and they had eight children, viz.: Hiram, Stephen, Silas R., Newton, George, Wallace, Lydia and Theodore. The latter married Janette, daughter of Albert and Mary (Davis) Rice, of Adams, and he has two children, Albert and Arthur, and resides in this town, where he married Esther, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Lane) Stoodley, by whom he has two children, William W. and Homer T. He has resided on his present farm 11 years.

Joel Waterbury died in Cuba, N. Y., aged about 90 years. He married Hannah Earing, and they had 10 children, fo whom John M. married, first, Hannah Chapman, who bore him one son, Isaac, and second Huldah Downs, of Rodman, by whom he had children as follows: Estella H., Albert M., Alice H., Nettie F, John O., George S., Minnie, Willard H., Clara M, and Everette D. The latter removed from Watertown to Sackets Harbor in 1868, and here married Elizabeth H., daughter of Capt. James M. and Elmina (Wheat) Tracy, by whom he has three children, Nettie E., Jesse L., and Nellie Maude.

John Wilson died in Scotland, aged 42 years. His wife was Jane Brass, and she bore him seven children, among whom was James A., who emigrated to America in 1866, at the age of 24 years. In 1875 he removed from Oswego to Sackets Harbor, where he now resides. He married Mary, daughter of Archibald Preston, of Oswego, and they have had five children, viz.: Mary J. Robert B., Lizzie M., Jessie (deceased), and James. He was employed by the Hudson Bay Company, of London, five years, engaged in the manufacture of lumber. His mother, Jane Wilson, is still living in Scotland, aged 70 years.

Thomas Wright was a native of Seven Towns, Ireland, whence he immigrated to Hounsfield in 1812, remaining here until his death, April 27, 1884, aged 84 years. He married Hannah Wood, also a native of Ireland, and they had six children, viz.: Joseph, John, Anna, Elizabeth, Sarah, and James. The latter, born in this town, married Gertrude, daughter of Administer and Amanda (Rust) Hammond, and they have an adopted son, Bennie F. Mr. Wright is a resident of Brownville, to which town he removed in 1889. Mr. Wright served in Co. H., 10th N. Y. H. A., three years, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He participated in the battles of Bermuda Front and Petersburg, and was taken prisoner at the latter place and confined in Libby prison.

Daniel Yerington, son of David who served in the battle of Sackets Harbor in the War of 1812, was born in this state and came to Sackets Harbor about 1840, where he died at the age of 42 years. He married Sylvia Dutcher, of Stowell's Corners, by whom he had nine children. One son, Fernando D., married Sarah, daughter of Selah and Sally (Bell) Burdick of Adams and they have one daughter, Helen. Mr. Yerington recently removed from Sackets Harbor to Brownville.


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