CHILD'S GAZETTEER OF JEFFERSON COUNTY
TOWN OF LYME


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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Jacob Arnold, a Hollander, removed with his wife to the town of Bethlehem, near Albany, where he died, aged 80 years. He reared four children, viz.: Betsey, Catharine, Barbara, and Jacob. The latter was born in Albany County, where he now resides. He married Mary Irving, of Bethlehem, and their children are William, Susan, Elizabeth, and Jacob. Jacob Arnold located in this town in 1882, where he now resides, in the village of Chaumont. He married Ellen, daughter of Joseph and Amelia Gero, and they have five children, viz.: William, Edith, Charles, Jennie, and Ira. He served in Co. D, 20th N. Y. Cav., three years, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war.

Isaac T. Atwood, a native of Vermont, located in Lyme in 1857, and still resides here. He married Luthera, daughter of Nathan Stetson, of Clayton, and their children are James L., Montraville, Janette, and Charles W. The latter, born in Clayton, married Emeline, daughter of Alonzo and Mary (Frazey) Herkimer, of Clayton, and their children are William J. and Albert M., and they reside in the village of Chaumont.

William Baird, a native of New Jersey, served as major in the Revolutionary war. He resided in Montgomery County, N. Y., where he died, aged over 80 years. His children were seven in number, of whom Christopher was born in New Jersey, and removed to Montgomery County, where he died at the age of 78 years. He married Caroline, daughter of William Van Doren, of New Jersey, by whom he had children as follows: William, Isaac, Abram, Mariah, Sally, and Jacob, all of whom are deceased, and Catherine, Ann, and Robert C. The latter came to this town in February, 1838, and is still a resident here. He married Eunice J., daughter of William and Jane (Middleworth) McDuffee, and they had five children, viz.: Hannah, Catherine, Sarah, Ann Eliza, and Christopher. The latter enlisted in the late war and died in the service at the age of 17 years. Ann Eliza married Lester C. Angel, of Lyme, son of David and Mary (Collins) Angel, and their children are Lettie, Lillie M., Mary E., Robert D., Helen W., and Pearl. Lester C. Angel served as private in Co. C., 4th Bat. Lt. Art., later consolidated with the 10th N. Y. H. A., was promoted to sergeant, was honorably discharged at the close of the war, and now receives a pension. He participated in the battles of Cold Harbor and in front of Petersburg, and was with Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley.

William Barber, a native of England, emigrated to Canada in 1832, and in 1844 located in this town, finally removing to Watertown, where he died at the advanced age of 86 years. He married Mary A. Stanforth, of England, by whom he had children as follows: John, Joseph, Matthew, William, Thomas, Caroline, Ann, Henry, and Mark. The latter was born in England, and in 1844 came to this town, where he now resides. He married Mary A., daughter of Christopher and Nancy (Snell) Fox, of this town, and their children were John C., Emily A., Nancy A., William M., Frederick H., Mary E., now living, and Edward J. and Joseph E., deceased. Mr. Barber resides in this town at Three Mile Bay. His son, John C., married Mrs. Sarah A. Colyer, of this town, daughter of John and Christina (Grimshaw) Egnar, and their children are Eddie C., Addie M., Annie L., and Mary A. Mrs. Barber has one son by her first husband, Henry C. Colyer.

George H. Barnes, son of Jesse, was born in Cooperstown, Otsego County. He came to Lyme before his marriage and located on road 62, the first settler on what is known as the Getman farm, whence he removed to a farm on road 63, where he died in 1876, aged 76 years. He married Almira M., daughter of George and Rhobe (Payne) Angel, who died at the advanced age of 80 years. The fruit of this union was 10 children, viz.: Harriet M., Paulina L., George A., Eunice L., Emery and Emily, twins, Rhobe A., David W., of Manitowac, Wis., Riley, and Daniel H. The latter, born at Point Peninsula, married Isabella G., daughter of Theophilus and Mary M. (Bassett) Stephens, of Lyme, and is now a farmer on road 63, where he has resided for 40 years. George A. Barnes married Sophia, daughter of William and Nancy (Light) Enders, and their children are Alma E., Lansing, Myron A., and Mary E. He resides at Point Peninsula, on road 62, and for eight years has been a sailor on the lakes.

Richard Barron, a native of Wexford, Ireland, came to this town in 1858, and settled in the village of Chaumont, where he now resides. He married Anastasia White, of Wexford, and their children are John J., Lawrence, William D., of New York city, Walter, and Minnie, now living, and Anna, Richard P., Thomas, George, and James, deceased. His son, John J., born in Kingston, Ont., came to Lyme when two years of age. He married Mary E. Barber, of this town, daughter of Mark and Mary A. (Fox) Barber, and they have a son, William E. Mr. Barron resides at Three Mile Bay, where he is engaged in the marble and granite business, and also serves as justice of the peace.

Andrew Basinger, a native of New York, came to Watertown before the War of 1812, and served in the battle of Sackets Harbor under Gen. Brown. He died in Watertown in 1828, aged 54 years. He married Roby, daughter of Major Allen, of Watertown, who served in the War of 1812, and their children were Saphirenus, Submit, William, Mary, Ira, Allen, Henry, Electa, and Jacob B. The latter, born in Watertown, married, first, Sophronia A., daughter of Elnathan and Zerua (Dye) Lucas, by whom he had four children, viz.: Mary, James, George and William. He married for his second wife Mary A., daughter of Alexander and Malinda (Alcombrac) McPherson, and now resides at Three Mile Bay. William Basinger served in the 35th N. Y. Vols., and died in Washington at the close of the war. George McPherson died in 1886, at the age of 53 years. He had four children -- William, Angus, Emma, and John.

Martinus Becker, a native of Holland, located in Charleston, Montgomery County, before the Revolutionary war, in which war he was in active service. He died in Charleston in 1843, aged over 90 years. His wife, Sarah Ann, bore him six children, of whom Cornelius came to this town in the spring of 1835, and was the first permanent settler on a farm on road 50, now known as the Becker farm. He married Mary McDuffee, of Charleston, by whom he had children, as follows: Sarah Ann, Milton, William, Hiram, Frederick F., Calvin H., Daniel, Martin, and John. The latter married Ann, daughter of David C. and Pewilla (Butler) Shuler, of Cape Vincent, and their children are Pewilla, Marcus C., Almenzo F., David C., and F. Seigel. Marcus C. served in the late war in the Frontier Cavalry, and was located at Sackets Harbor.

Almond Blodgett, a Revolutionary soldier, was one of the early settlers of Lyme, and here remained until his death. He reared a family of seven children. His son, James, married Alvira Sherwin, of this town, and their children are Harrison J., Niles, Celia, Sarah, Frank, and Marshall H. The latter, a native of Lyme, married Nancy C., daughter of John L. and Catharine (Fry) Horning, and their children are Edwin H., Levant L., William C., and Claudia. Mr. Blodgett served in the late war in Co. I, 94th N. Y. Infantry, and was transferred to the Maine Independent Battery. He re-enlisted in Battery L., 1st N. Y. Lt. Art, and participated in the battles of second Bull Run, South Mountain, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Ann, Bethseda Church, Polotoma, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Peeble’s Farm, Hatcher’s Run, Cold Harbor, Dabney’s Mills, Chantilly, and Rappahannock Station, and the fall of Petersbrug. He was wounded three times, and was honorably discharged after becoming a sergeant and serving continuously for three years, six months, and 18 days. He now resides in the village of Chaumont, and is drawing a pension.

William Blodgett, a native of Vermont, came to Watertown among the early settlers and located on a farm of 15 acres, where the "Arcade" now stands, and where he died at the age of 85 years. He, with seven of his brothers, served in the Revolutionary war. He reared a family of nine children. His son, William J., was born in Watertown, and at the age of 10 years removed to this town with his father, where he died in 1880, aged 75 years. He was a boat captain on the St. Lawrence River for many years. He married Sally Ann, daughter of Hazel Henderson, by whom he had seven children. His son, W. Scott Blodgett, born in this town, married Diana Parish, of Pamelia, daughter of John L. and Eliza A. (Randall) Parish and their children have been F. Maud and Henrietta. His widow resides in this town on road 31, on the homestead settled by his father. Bruce G. Blodgett, another son of William J., was born in Chaumont. He married, Mary, daughter of Abram and Polly Ann (Carpenter) Horning, also of Chaumont, and they have one daughter, Laura. He is a farmer on road 31.

John Bovee, a native of Holland, emigrated to America before the Revolutionary war and settled in Herkimer County, where he died. His children were Matthew, Nicholas, a Methodist clergyman, Jane, Catharine, and John G. The latter was born at sea and died in Redfield, Oswego County, at the advanced age of 82 years. He married Emeline Bard, of Bleecker, N. Y., by whom he had nine children, viz.: William, Emily, Almira, Mary, Harriet, Catharine, Martha, John, and George. The latter, who resides in the village of Chaumont, married Mary A., daughter of Judson and Naomi (Smith) Brooks, of Boonville, and they have an adopted son, Ellsworth. George Smith, grandfather of Mrs. Mary Bovee, served as captain in the Revolutionary war under General Washington, and died in the town of Steuben, Oneida County. Judson Brooks served in the War of 1812. Mrs. Bovee had six brothers who served in the war for the Union, viz.: George, Robert P., John W., Livingstone C., Joseph, and William. Joseph was killed July 4, 1863, before Petersburg, at the age of 27 years.

George Breadsell was a native of Cheddington, England, where he died at the age of 51 years. He reared a family of 11 children, of whom William came to Lyme at the age of 19, and here married, first, Maria Whitney, who bore him two children, Nancy and Mary E., and second, Lucena Ross, of Saratoga, who bore him children as follows: Sarah J., Chloe E., Jennie L., Lottie M., and Emma. Mr. Breadsell served in the late war in Co. I, 186th N. Y. Vols., and was killed at Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865. His widow resides at Three Mile Bay at the age of 74 years, and received a pension from the government. Daniel Ross, father of Mrs. Lucena Breadsell, served in the War of 1812, and drew a pension. He was a native of Saratoga, and was one of the early settlers in Lyme.

Lewis H. Briant, a native of Switzerland, emigrated to Le Ray when about 22 years of age, where he married Mary Trevalee, a native of Herkimer County. He died in Le Ray in 1859, and his wife died in 1860. Their children were Henry, David, Charles, Melvin, and John J. The latter married Lovina, daughter of Hiram and Margaret (Wooley) Wilber, of Le Ray, and now resides in this town on a farm, where he has lived six years.

William Buchanan, a native of Amsterdam, N. Y., came to Lyme in 1845, and here remained until his death at the age of 70 years. He married Mary, daughter of Roswell and Mary (Estus) Herrick, of Duanesburg, N. Y., by whom he had children as follows: Harriet, Susan, John, Hiram, Alexander, and James. The latter was born in Amsterdam, and removed to this town with his father. He married Augusta Harris, of Lyme, daughter of Samuel and Mary Harris, and their children are Byron, Myron, Hattie, Charles, Wellington, Jesse, and Fred. He served in Co. B, 35th N. Y. Vols., and participated in the battles of Manassas Junction, Cedar Mountain, Rappahannock Station, White Sulphur Springs, second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville, and was honorably discharged at the expiration of his term of service. He is now drawing a pension, and resides in this town.

Barnes Cooley was a native Massachusetts, and died in Otsego County, N. Y., aged 96 years. Of his seven children, James, a native of Connecticut, came to Lyme soon after his marriage, and here remained until his death in 1869, aged 84 years. He united in marriage with Sally, daughter of Job Clark, of Cayuga County, and by her had children as follows: Eunice, Mary, Arvilla, Almira, Lorenzo D., Asahel J., Leroy C., Rufus B., and Cloanthus G. The latter was born in Lyme and married Mary E. Hinman, daughter of John M. and Lydia (Jones) Hinman, of Cape Vincent, and their children are Cora B. (Mrs. Stanton Mather), of Clayton, and Earl G. Mr. Cooley resides at Point Peninsula, on the homestead farm. His wife died January 12, 1888, aged 57 years. Rufus Cooley served in the 10th N. Y. H. A., and is now a resident of Wood Lake, Minn.

Alexander Copley, the son of a respectable farmer, was born in Denmark, Lewis County, N. Y., September 10, 1805. His boyhood was spent upon his father's farm, with the exception of four years at the home of his maternal grandfather in New Lebanon, N. Y. He gained his education chiefly from the common schools of the day. Seated on the flat side of a pine slab, supported by the unbarked limbs of a tree driven into a two-inch auger hole, he studied reading, writing, and arithmetic. Beyond this he spent one year at Lowville Academy, paying his own way as janitor of the buildings. At an early age he became a clerk in the store of William K. Butterfield, at Felt's Mills, but soon changed to the store of Jason Francis, and shortly became a partner with Mr. Francis; then bought him out, and finally sold again to Francis and Butterfield. He also became a partner with John Felt and William Coburn in the lumber trade. After about three years his attention was called to a tract of over 400 acres of wood land for sale in the town of Lyme, owned by parties in New York city. He had just collected funds to renew his stock of goods, but went to the city and bought the land instead of the goods, came home, closed up his affairs at Felt's Mills, and on October 30, 1833, was married to Miss Lucy Kelsey, daughter of Charles Kelsey, of Champion, N. Y. For a wedding trip they moved at once into the then dense forests of Lyme, where they found a small house and barn with four acres of cleared land, and began a warfare upon the tall pines, some old stumps of which to this day remain as a monument of their toils. At the head of a half dozen choppers Mr. Copley himself led the attack, while the young wife, alone, and with her own hands, did the indoor labors for the whole family. She started life with the idea of being a "helpmeet" as well as a helpeat; -- helping to accumulate and economize, as well as to spend; even though to this age of progress it might seem a little old-fashioned.
Before spring came Mr. Copley had 30 acres of his pine forest cleared, burned over, and ready to grow bread for his family. But while swinging the axe on those dreary winter days his sharp foresight discerned a fortune in those wild lands stretching out on every side of him, and ere the next summer went by he had purchased 2,562 acres of the Vincent Le Ray lands. He then moved to Chaumont, bought a house, store, saw, and grist-mill of William Clark, making that his future home.
Three years later he purchased the large tract of 16,961 acres of Gouverneur Morris. These lands lay in the three towns of Clayton, Brownville, and Lyme. Later in life he added to his purchases 10,000 acres in the town of Antwerp, making nearly 30,000 in all. Thus he became the largest landholder of lands lying in the bounds of the county. This large property was shrewdly managed, -- greatly increasing in value as the county became settled,--thus making him one of the wealthiest men of the county at the time of his death.
In addition to the management of his extensive land property Mr. Copley dealt in lumber, grain, stone from his quarries, run a store, engaged in vessel building, and was a bank director. He served his town as supervisor in 1843, '48, and '51, but was always averse to political life, or official position; yet he was a true patriot and ardent supporter of the government in its days of peril. By his indomitable energy and perseverance, by remarkable industry and economy, coupled with correct habits of life, he filled a conspicuous place in business circles, and accumulated a large estate. Like all land-holders he was brought in contact in his deals with every variety of character, and it would be strange if there were none to censure and condemn; but candor must admit that, though not faultless, there are few in like circumstances less worthy of censure. With men of good habits, honest and industrious, yet unable to meet contracts, he was always lenient. And not a few have been lifted over the hard places in life's struggle by his helping hand. He avoided, not merely those vicious habits which prove the ruin of so many young men, but those places of resort, and those little useless expenditures that levy a constant tax on daily earnings and prevent multitudes from rising above an absolute state of poverty. If the young men of this day would heed his example in these respects it would greatly enhance their usefulness, happiness, and prosperity in life. He was abstemious in his habits, and a warm friend of the cause of temperance, especially in his late years. He was not without interest in the cause of education and religion, and made some generous benefactions for their support. He was a frequent reader of the Bible, and a believer in its precepts. Though he made no public profession of his faith in Christ, yet to the ear of his confidential friends he spoke of his dependence upon His grace, and his love for His person and character.
Mr. Copley died in the maturity of his powers, at the age of 65 years, leaving a widow, who is still living at the advanced age of nearly 75 years, and four sons: Hiram, of Chaumont, Dewitt, Alexander, and Eugene, of Antwerp, all living except the youngest (Eugene) and well known as among the active, enterprising business men of the county.
The National Union Bank of Watertown, of which Mr. Copley was a director, passed the following resolution on February 6, 1871: --
"WHEREAS, Alexander Copley, one of the directors of this bank, and one of the foremost citizens of our county, has, in the maturity of his manhood and the midst of his usefulness, been suddenly removed by death, therefore, RESOLVED, That in the death of Alexander Copley we have lost a valued associate and friend, -- this institution has lost one of its ablest and safest officers and advisers, and the community in which he lived a useful, high- minded, and honorable man, whose place in society and business will not be readily filled."

Frederick Cossleman became a resident of Lyme early in life, and here remained until his death, which occurred on the Cossleman farm on road 34, at the advanced age of 88 years. He served his country in the Revolutionary war. He reared four children, viz.: Richard, Joseph, Annie, and Frederick, Jr. The latter married Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Laney Getman, and their children were Fred, Christopher, Rensselaer, James, Catharine, Margaret, Mary, Sarah, Emeline, Caroline, Eleanor, Delia, Betsey, and Daniel. Frederick Cossleman, Jr., died in 1870, aged 85 years, and his wife, in 1863, aged 65 years. Their son, Daniel, born in Jefferson County, married, first Leonora, daughter of James and Lydia (Arnold) Houghton, of Lyme, and their children were Mercy A., Harrison, Alvin, Charles, Adelbert, Marietta, Bert, and Ferdinand. By his second wife, Adaline, daughter of Fred and Matilda Levanchard, of Carthage, he has one son, George J. He has resided upon his present farm for 20 years.

George Crouse, Jr., a native of St. Johnsville, N. Y., came to this town with his father when nine years of age, and here married Alice M. Butts, daughter of Edward and Martha Butts, of Lowville, N. Y. They have one daughter, Maude M., and reside at Three Mile Bay.

Zimri Danley, who served in the Revolutionary war, was a native of Henderson, and early in life removed to Lyme, where he died in 1861, aged 72 years. He wedded with Lucelia, daughter of Daniel and Sarah (White) Holbrook, of Lyme, and died in 1869, at the age of 55 years. His widow survives him at the age of 57 years, and is now the wife of George Rutan, of this town. Franklin Danley had born to him one son, Lewis D., who married Ella, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Gallaway) Smith, of Hounsfield, and he is now proprietor of the Central House, at Three Mile Bay. His grandfather, Daniel Holbrook, who participated in the battle of Sackets Harbor in the War of 1812, came to Lyme from New Hampshire among the early settlers, and died here at the age of 86 years.

John Diamond was a native of Ireland, where he died at the age of 80 years. His wife, Elizabeth, bore him eight children, of whom Robert was twice married. By his first wife, Sarah, he had six children, and by his second wife, Eliza Lemon, he had seven children. His daughter, Elizabeth, by his first wife, married William Elliott, of Ireland, with whom she emigrated to Canada in 1846, and in 1861 located in this town, where Mr. Elliott died in 1886, aged 63 years. Mrs. Elliott survives her husband and resides in the village of Chaumont. Her children, are Sarah, Robert, John, Berman, William J., Lowella, Elizabeth, Anna, and Minna. William Elliott served as constable three years. His son, William J., married Elmina, daughter of Rasselas Johnson; and they have two children, Maude and William, and reside in the village of Chaumont.

Thomas Dick, of Ayrshire, Scotland, died there at the age of 55 years. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh and Jane (Semple) Reed, of Scotland, and they had six children, viz.: Jane, Andrew, James, William, David, and Hugh. The latter was born in Scotland, and in 1849 emigrated to Canada, where he remained two years, thence removing to Cape Vincent, where he remained 13 years, finally locating in this town at Three Mile Bay, where he now resides. He married Johanna, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Lawton) McCarthy, of Kingston, Canada, and their children are Mary J., Ellen, Hugh, Charles, William, Agnes, Andrew, David, John, and Hannah. His son, Charles, married Ida Main, of this town, and they have two children, Lucy and Homer. Hugh married Hester Bard, of Sheridan, Ind., where he now resides, and they have three children, Josephus, Hugh, and Hannah. William Dick married Cora, daughter of George Hyatt, of Cape Vincent, and they have one daughter, Goldie. Daniel McCarthy served in the Mexican war.

John Dillenback, a native of Herkimer County, removed to the town of Orleans, where he died. He reared nine children, of whom William was born in Herkimer County, thence removed to Pamelia, married Peggy Ann, daughter of Jacob Jenkins, and finally located in Orleans as one of the early settlers of that town. He died April 3, 1884, aged 76 years, and his wife in November, 1886, aged 76 years. Their children were Andrew J., Ann Eliza (deceased), and Jacob J. The latter was born in 1840, and in 1862 married Caroline L., daughter of Francis Forbes, of Clayton, and their children are William J., a student at Washington, D. C.; Frank, a jeweler at Chaumont; and Nellie, who resides at home with her father. Mr. Dillenback is a retired farmer, and resides in the village of Chaumont. Andrew J. Dillenback was born in the town of Orleans in 1835, and in 1858 removed to this town, and is now one of the trustees of the village of Chaumont. He married Kate, daughter of Morris and Jane (Tucker) Cornwell, of Brownville, and their children are Fred, Jay, Luther, Addie, Gertie, and George W.

Philip Empie, a native of Germany, came to America before the Revolutionary war, and settled in Fulton County, this state, where he died at the age of 60 years. His wife, Katie, bore him three children, Jacob P., Daniel, and Margaret. Jacob P. was born in Montgomery County, and in 1835 came to this town and located on a farm on road 35, where he died in 1840, aged 54 years. He married Hannah, daughter of James Estus, of Fulton County, and their children are Angeline, Caroline, Margaret, Betsey, Catharine, Charlotte, James, William A., and Charles. The latter, born in Fulton County, came to this town with his father, and now resides on the homestead farm. He married Abigail, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Demick) Laselle, and his children are Joseph L., Frances E., Charles M., Augustus G., Frank B., and Dewitt C. His wife, Abigail, died in 1873, aged 61 years. His son, Frank B., married Etta, daughter of Orange and Caroline Harris, of this town, who bore him children as follows: Carrie, Emma, Maude, and Myrtle. Joseph L. Empie served in Co. M, 10th N. Y. H. A., and was honorably discharged. He now resides in Florida. Charles M. Empie married Amelia Etta Wells, of this town, daughter of Nathaniel and Amelia (Ousterhout) Wells, and they reside on the homestead farm setled by his grandfather. Their children are Gertrude L. and Dewitt C.

Eleazer Fenton, a native of Herkimer, N. Y., came to Lyme about 1825, where he died in 1880, aged 83 years. He married Lorainey Townsend, of Herkimer County, and their children were L. Janette, Charles, Buel, Lucinda, Merrett, Arvilla, Lucy, Ann, Frank, and Sarah. The latter married Lewis Petterson, of Orleans, who died in 1859, at the age of 39 years. Their children were Tinnie (Mrs. W. G. Peters), of Northcote, Minn.; Ida L., who died in 1859, aged three years; and Maud, who died in 1864. Mrs. Patterson survives her husband at the age of 63 years, and resides at Three Mile Bay.

Samuel Fish, a native of New York, located at Point Peninsula, in this town, among the early settlers, where he died at the age of 75 years. He was a solider of the War of 1812, and served at Sackets Harbor. He married Betsey, daughter of John Londro, who bore him 10 children, of whom Samuel M., now resides at Three Mile Bay. He married Abigail, daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Morgan) Lacey, and their children are Oren, of Cleveland, Ohio, who married Althea Schuyler, of this town, by whom he has three children, Ella, Della, and Pearl; and Orville, who married Nancy, daughter of Philip and Elizabeth (Fox) Schuyler, of Lyme, by whom he has had children as follows: Edward, Wayne B. (deceased), Maude M., and Viola. Orville Fish served in the late war in Co. M, 20th N. Y. Cav., three years, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He was one of two men from the town of Lyme who volunteered without receiving a bounty from the town. He now resides at Three Mile Bay and is drawing a pension. His uncle, Henry Fish, also served in the late war, and was killed in the first day's fight in the battle of Wilderness.

John Flanders, a soldier of the War of 1812, was a native of St. Johnsville, Montgomery County, where he died. Of his five children, Christopher was born in St. Johnsville, came to this town when 21 years of age, and died at Cape Vincent at the age of 69 years. He married, first, Eunice Johnson, and they had seven children, viz.: Altheus, Norman, Ellen, Stephen, Mary, Clara, and Nancy. By his second wife, Keziah, daughter of Moses and Polly (Ward) Johnson, and a sister of his first wife, he had one child, Amelia. Mrs. Flanders survives her husband and is aged 50 years. Stephen Flanders married Addie, daughter of William and Caroline (Shuler) Becker, of Granby, Oswego County, and they have two children, Eunice C. and William C. They reside at Three Mile Bay.

Edmond Foster was a native of Yorkshire, England, where he died. His son, Thomas, emigrated to Canada when 28 years of age, and in 1870 located in Lyme, where he died in 1887, aged 61 years. He married Mrs. Margaret Brennan, daughter of William and Martha Stewart, of Kingston, Canada, and widow of Felix Brennan, and they had two children, William T., a farmer in this town, and Ellen. Mrs. Foster had three children by her first husband, viz.: Mary, Annie, and Martha.

Christopher Fox, a native of Oppenheim, Fulton County, N. Y., married Nancy Crouse. Their son, Christopher, also a native of Oppenheim, came to Lyme in 1837, and located on a farm on road 38, the first permanent settler on this farm, where he died in 1870, aged 70 years. He married Nancy, daughter of John J. and Mary (Empie) Snell, of Oppenheim, and their children were Chauncey, Mary A., David, Simeon, Elizabeth, Christopher, Jr., John, Lanah, Nancy, and Jacob. Mrs. Fox survives at the age of 84 years, and resides at Three Mile Bay. Jacob Fox, son of Christopher, married Adaline Schuyler, of this town, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Becker) Schuyler, and their children are Allie E. (Mrs. E. E. Chuseman), of Philadelphia, Chauncey D., Libbie M., and Jay S. He occupies the homestead farm settled by his father at Three Mile Bay.

Frederick Getman, a German, emigrated to Montgomery County in the early days, and did active service in the Revolutionary war. His son, Daniel, who served in the War of 1812, was born in Montgomery County, and in 1858 removed to this town, where he died, in December, 1882, aged 91 years. He married Delilah Timerman, of Herkimer County, and their children were Elijah, Jeremiah, Henry, Ann Eliza, Margaret, Catharine, Annie, Delia, and Frederick. The latter was born in Herkimer County, and in 1839 located in this town at Point Peninsula, on a farm on road 62, where he now resides. He married Pauline, daughter of George and Almira (Angel) Barnes, and they have one daughter, Kate, who maried Almenzo F., son of John and Ann (Shuler) Becker, and they have three children, Flossie P., John G., and Laura A., and reside with her father at Point Peninsula. Henry Getman married Eunice L., daughter of George Barnes. He has two children, Fred B. and Mira, and resides on a farm at Point Peninsula, where he has lived 38 years.

Thomas Getman, a native of Montgomery County, served in the Revolutionary war, and died at the age of 80 years. He married Elizabeth Shull, of Oppenheim, N. Y., by whom he had seven children, of whom Volkert located in Lyme in 1835, on a farm on road 31. He died in 1883, aged 86 years. He married Margaret, daughter of Jacob and Margaret Flanders, of Oppenheim, who died in 1878, aged 82 years. Their children are Abner, Martin, William, Catharine, Mary, Elizabeth, and Christopher. The latter married Mercy A. Blodgett, of this town, daughter of William J. and Sally A. (Henderson) Blodgett, by whom he has had children as follows: Adelbert A., William B., and Lottie M., and Lucinda and Nettie, deceased. He now resides on the Blodgett homestead farm on road 31. William J. Blodgett, when a boy, was the first to sell papers on the streets of Watertown. He was a boat captain on the St. Lawrence River for many years. His father, William, and mother, Lovica Blodgett, were among the early settlers of Lyme. William B. Getman married Laura, daughter of Charles and Mary A. (Mills) Winch, in 1883.

Volkert Getman, a native of St. Johnsville, Montgomery County, came to Lyme among the early settlers, and here remained until his death, in 1884, aged 80 years. He married Margaret Flanders, and their children were Abner, Martin, Mary, Elizabeth, and Catharine, deceased, and Christopher. The latter was born in St. Johnsville, and at the age of 10 years removed to Lyme with his parents, where he now resides. He married Mercy Ann, daughter of William and Sarah A. (Henderson) Blodgett, and their children are William B., Marcelotte, and Adelbert A. The latter, born in this town, wedded with Emma, daughter of Ellis and Julia (Weaver) Ryder, and they have one daughter, Minnie. Adelbert A. Getman graduated from the medical college at Albany, in 1871, and at the age of 19 commenced the practice of medicine and of surgery in the village of Chaumont. In 1872 and 1874, he was one of the corps of physicians and surgeons in charge of the Park Hospital, New York city, serving in all about one year. He later returned to Chaumont, where he has since conducted a successful practice. He is prominent in town affairs, and served as supervisor two years, in 1877 and '78.

Thomas Gibbons, son of Samuel, and a native of New York, removed to Ellisburgh in 1878, where he now resides. He married Martha, daughter of Archibald Myers, of Clayton, and their children are William, John, Frederick, Cornelia, Mary A., Theodore, Emily, George, and Edward C. The latter married Flora, daughter of Levi and Charity (Potter) Halliday, of Henderson, and resides in this town on road 25.

George Haas was born in Germany, near Frankfort, and in 1830 emigrated to this country, locating in Clayton, where he died at the extreme age of 92 years. He married Anna M. Battoof, of Frankfort, and their children were Henry and Peter, both deceased. Henry, after his marriage emigrated to this county with his father. He died in 1877, aged 75 years. He married Regina Wetterhahn, who now resides in Depauville, at the age of 83 years. They had nine children, viz.: Peter, Mariah, George, Nancy, William, Fred, Charles, Elizabeth, and Henry. The latter was born in Clayton, and in 1861 removed to this town, where he now resides. In 1861 he married Celia A., daughter of James and Elvira S. (Sherwin) Blodgett, and their children are George, Sarah E., Frank C., Jennie E., Frieda M., and Niles H. He resides on Point Salubrious, in this town. Almond Blodgett was one of the first settlers at Point Salubrious, and died on the farm upon which he first located, now known as the Blodgett farm. His son, James, mentioned above, reared children as follows: Harrison, Marshall H., Niles G., Celia A., Sarah E., and Frank.

Caleb Hall was a native of New Rochelle, N. Y., where he followed the occupation of a farmer. His wife, Eunice, bore him two children, Eunice and Samuel. The latter, born in New York city, where he was in early life, married Frances, daughter of Samuel Cromwell, of New Rochelle, in which town he resided several years, dying in West Bloomfield, N. Y., in 1838, aged 75 years. He reared a large family of children, of whom Waley P., a native of New York city, is a Methodist clergymen, and has officiated in that capacity in a large number of villages in Northern New York, and is now located at Three Mile Bay, in this town. He married, first, Phebe, daughter of Floyd Tucker, of Westchester County, by whom he had four children, viz.: Martha J., Mary A., Elizabeth, and Ida. After the death of his first wife, he wedded with Mrs. Sarah F. Howard, of Burke, Franklin County, daughter of Nelson Johnson.

James S. Hayes, located in this town in 1849, where he married Mary M., daughter of Jeremiah and Margaret (Hart) Flanders. Their children are Franklin B., Haddock L., Cora L., Anna M. Alvin C. Hayes married Katie Constance, of Cape Vincent, daughter of John and Catharine Rienegle, and they reside in this town on a farm on road 37. They have two children, Warden C. and Perley D.

Peter Hayes, a native of Montgomery County, located in Lyme about 1836, and died here at the age of 73 years. He was a farmer and did faithful service to his country in the War of 1812. By his wife, Polly (Daniels) Hayes, he had four children, viz.: Abner, Mary, Gilbert, and Peter, Jr. The latter came to this town in 1841 and located on a farm on road 52, where he remained until his death in May, 1883, aged 73 years. He married Betsey Doran, and their children are John P., Louisa, Martin, James S., Solomon E., Chauncey D., Alonzo, Horatio, William, Orlando, Edwin, Jennie, Sylvester, Alvin C., and A. Menzo. The latter was born at Three Mile Bay. He married Louisa C., daughter of Alexander and Nancy (Detrick) Hamilton, of this town, and they have two children, Martin and Jessie. He served in Co. H, 1st Frontier Cavalry N. Y. Vols., one year, was honorably discharged at the close of the war, and is now drawing a pension. He has been a hardware merchant at Three Mile Bay for four years, has served as sheriff three years, and as constable and collector seven years. Solomon E. Hayes also served in Co. H, 1st Frontier Cav. N. Y. Vols., and died July 6, 1880, aged 42 years.

Daniel Hayes, of Ayrshire, Scotland, emigrated to America in 1847, and finally located in Syracuse, N. Y., where he died at the age of 43 years. He married Mary Lockie, of Scotland, and their children were Elizabeth, Finley, Archie, Robert, Daniel, Mary, and Alexander. The latter married Mrs. Susan Coller, daughter of William and Hannah (Wilson) Early, and they have had children as follows: Daniel, James, Harriet, Finley, Emily J., Mary E., Edgar A., Arthur W., and Cora. Mrs. Hayes survives her husband at the age of 67 years. She has a son, Alfred, by her first husband. Alexander Hayes served in the 28th N. Y. Vol. Bat. three years, and died at the age of 41 years. His son, Daniel, served in the same battery, and died in 1885, aged 38 years. William Early served in the War of 1812.

Alonzo Herkimer, a native of Otsego County, spent the most of his life in Exeter, in that county, where he died, aged about 37 years. He married Mary Frazey, and their children were Harriet, Harlow, Warner, Russel, Emeline, and Dorus C. The latter, born in Exeter, removed from that town to Clayton when 14 years of age, remaining there 28 years, locating in this town in 1882, in the village of Chaumont, where he now resides. In 1862 he married Celia, daughter of Isaac and Zillah (Atwood) Lowe, of Clayton, and they had two children, Frank W. and Nora L., the latter of whom died in 1880. Mr. Herkimer served in Co. K, 10th N. Y. H. A., and was a prisoner of war at Libby prison at the time of Lee's surrender, when he was released. Warner Herkimer was also born in Exeter, and in 1877 removed to this town. He married Adela, daughter of Edward and Calista (Davis) James, of Brownville, and their children are Edward, Ina, Harlow, and Ada C. He is a farmer and resides at Chaumont village.

Gilbert Hogeboom, son of John, of German extraction, was born in Schenectady, N. Y., and finally removed to Canada, where he died at the age of 80 years. In 1879 he married Polly Sylver, of Canada and they had six children, of whom George, born in Ernestown, Canada, married Emily, daughter of Jacob and Margaret (Hartman) Stoves, and their children are Calista, Celia, Edward R., and Peter. Peter Hogeboom located in this town in 1884, and now resides in the village of Chaumont. He married Martha, daughter of George and Martha (Tough) Clark, of Storrington, Canada, and they have one daughter, Marion.

Henry O. Horton, a native of Delaware County, came to this town in 1807 and located at Point Salubrous, where he was the first settler, and where he remained until his death, at the age of 84 years. He did honorable service in the War of 1812. He wedded Abigail Cook, of Delaware County, and their children were Eliza Phebe, William, Leray, Jacob, John T., McRea, Stephen, Henry, Susan, and Samuel M. The latter married Leah Tremper, and their children are Henry, Abigail, and John McRea. The latter married Mary Jane Shelley, and they have one son, Willie P. Henry Horton, son of Henry O., married Sarah Dunham, of this town, and their children are Caroline, Edward B., and George B. The latter married Nettie, daughter of Lathrop and Eleanor (Tracy) Marks, of this town, and their children are Jay T. and Rayton E. Mr. Horton resides in the village of Chaumont.

Thomas Hoxie, an Englishman, emigrated to Rhode Island about the time of the Revolutionary war, and died there. He reared 10 children, of whom Colson Hoxie was born in Rhode Island, whence he removed to Alburg, Vt., where he died at the age of 78 years. He married Elleanor, daughter of John and Margaret McGregor, of Alburg, Vt., and they have children as follows: John, Nancy, Wanton, Catharine, William, Oliver, Collins, Firmon, and Himon. The latter was born in Alburg, Vt., and is a Methodist clergyman, and now resides in Chaumont village. He married Julia A., daughter of Thomas and Waity (Wing) Bracy, of New Haven, Oswego County, and their children are Elleanor, Egbert, Adaliza, Oren, Gertrude, Emily, and Martha. He was ordained in 1848, and has since been very active in the work of the church. Elleanor Hoxie married George Dillenbeck, and their children are Jessie, Alvah, and Robert G., and they reside in New York city.

Henry Hubbard, a native of Vermont, resided several years in Chaumont, and then removed to Fort Ann, Washington County, where he died at the advanced age of 90 years. He married Ruby Snow, of Massachusetts, and they had three children, viz.: Sarah (Mrs. Frank Baker), of Fort Ann; Martha (deceased); and John S. The latter was born in Cheshire, Mass., and in 1847 located in this town, where he married Janette, daughter of Peter and Rebecca (Campbell) Lott, and they have had three children, viz.: Glenn (deceased), and Deforest and Jennie. Mr. Hubbard resides in the village of Chaumont.

Seba Inman was born in Middlesex, Vt., February 12, 1787, and about the time of his marriage removed to Rush, N. Y., where he remained several years, finally locating at Pillar Point, in Brownville, where he died December 12, 1823, aged 36 years. He was twice married. By his first wife, Rachel Keeler, his children were Sally M., Polly A., Moses, Andrew, and Ira. His second wife was Phebe Eastman, and their children were Nelson and Rachel. Ira Inman came to Lyme in 1830, and in 1848 located in the village of Chaumont and engaged in mercantile pursuits, in which he continued until 1885, when he retired from active business. He married, first, Eveline O., daughter of William and Polly (Smith) Horton, and their children were Henry E., Reyten, and Desdemona E. By his second wife, Harriet Coffeen, daughter of Frederick and Elsena (Hubbard) Coffeen, he has had three children, viz.: Frank S., Reyten I., and Frank H. Mr. Inman has been prominent in town affairs, has served as justice of the peace four years, and postmaster 16 years. He was one of the first radical Abolitionists in Jefferson County, and has since been a thorough Republican.

John Johnson, son of David, who served in the Revolutionary war, was born in Montgomery County, and came to this town before his marriage. His first wife was Jane Dense, and his second, Mrs. Harriet Moore, daughter of Joseph and Marian (Van Dusen) Cramer, by whom he had two children, Hattie, deceased, and William M. The latter married Addie M., daughter of Grove and Sarah A. (Snell) Penney, of this town, and they have one daughter, Lora E., and occupy a farm on road 35. John Johnson, mentioned above, died in 1865,aged 45 years, and his widow survives him at the age of 57 years, and resides at Three Mile Bay. Joseph Johnson served in the War of 1812.

James Kinsley, a native of Ireland, came to America while young, and was killed in the Revolutionary war, March 22, 1782. He was married, and his children were John, Nancy, and David. The latter, born in New Jersey, came to Lyme in 1837, and located on a farm on road 35, where he died in 1869, aged 88 years. He married Lovina Brower, and their children were Harriet, Julia A., Mariah, John, Charles, Nancy, James, and Eliza, of whom Charles and Harriet still reside in this town, upon the homestead farm. James Kinsley served in the late war in the 35th N. Y. Vols., and re-enlisted in the cavalry service.

Henry Klock was a native of Montgomery County, whence he removed to this town, where he died. He married Betsey, daughter of Major Klock, and their children were Jeremiah, John, Hezekiah, Lany A., Barbara, Nancy, Josiah, Elizabeth, and Theron H. The latter died in Lyme, his native town, in 1879, aged 46 years. He married Sarah, daughter of David Shuler, of Lyme, who bore him children as follows: Belle, Emma, Jane, Katie, Shuyler, and Jay C. The latter married Julia A., daughter of Eleazer and Harriet A. (Danley) Watkins, of Lyme, and they have one daughter, Hattie A. Mr. Klock is a farmer.

John Knapp, a native of Connecticut, was one of the early settlers of Brownville, later locating in this town, where he died in 1844, aged 64 years. He was a patriotic citizen, and served as captain of a company from Brownville in the War of 1812. He married Harriet Whitney, a native of Herkimer County, and their children were Maria, Pauline, Morris, Emily, Jane, George, William, and Capt. John Jason. The latter was born in Brownville in 1828, and in 1842 located in this town, where he still resides. He married Mary E., daughter of James and Polly (Shaw) Reed, and their children are Charles R. and Hattie L. Mr. Knapp has been a steamboat captain for the last 30 years, plying between Chicago and Ogdensburg, in the employ of the Northern Transportation Company.

Nathan Lake, a native of Rhode Island, removed to Cape Vincent early in life, finally locating in this town, where he died. His wife, Mary, bore him five children, viz.: George, Daniel, William, Mary, and Willis M. The latter was born at Cape Vincent, and came to this town with his father, where he married Lucretia, daughter of Thomas and Dorothy (Putnam) Klock, who bore him three children, viz.: Theodore, Thomas H., and Nellis. Mrs. Lake is still living at the age of 63 years. Theodore Lake married Margaret, daughter of Josiah and Lena (Gregg) Ward, and their children are Flora, Cora, Lena, Henry J., and Josiah. He served in Co. M, 10th N. Y. H. A., three years, was in the Shenandoah Valley campaign, and participated in the battles of Cold Harbor and Petersburg. He was honorably discharged, and now resides at Three Mile Bay. George Klock served in the Revolutionary war, and Christopher Klock, at Sackets Harbor in the War of 1812.

John I. Lansing, a native of Cohoes, removed to Glen, Montgomery County, where he engaged in the dual occupation of farmer and blacksmith, dying there in 1849, aged 83 years. He married Hannah, daughter of Francis and Mary Marshall, of Niskayuna, N. Y., who died in 1849, aged 77 years. Of their nine children, Henry was born in Glen, N. Y., and in 1848 settled in this town on a farm on road 49, where he lived 26 years, dying at Three Mile Bay in 1880, at the age of 70 years. He married Maria G. Guile, of Lyme, daughter of Daniel and Betsey (Lathrop) Guile, who survives him at the age of 67 years, and is the mother of one child, Bessie A., who is the wife of Dr. Waterman A. Vincent, of Three Mile Bay, son of Leonard Vincent. Dr. Vincent has one son, Henry L. Daniel Guile, mentioned above, was born in Saratoga County. In 1835 he removed to this town and was the first settler on a farm on road 49. He served in the War of 1812 at Sackets Harbor, and was one of the early Abolitionists.

Ephraim Lindsley, a native of Connecticut, located at Bleecker, Fulton County, where he died, aged 80 years. His wife, Polly, bore him six children. His son, Elijah Lindsley, married Harriet, daughter of Obediah Webster, of Connecticut, and their children were Lucius, Clark, Miles, George, Charles, Polly M., Hannah, Jane, Caroline, Elizabeth, and Daniel H. The latter was born in Bleecker, Fulton County, and in 1835 came to this town with his father. He married, first, Caroline M., daughter of Zenas and Olive (Brown) Carey, of this town, by whom he had children as follows: Frances A., Alice M., Charles A., Edward, Newell, and George. His second wife was Esther, daughter of Samuel and Lydia (Brown) Resseguie, of Hounsfield, who died in 1888, aged 62 years. His first wife died January 23, 1863, aged 42 years. His son, Charles A., married Mary, daughter of Belden and Terzey Resseguie, of Hounsfield, and their children are Alice M. and Mabel. Daniel H. Lindsley enlisted in Co. L, 10th N. Y. H. A. for one year, or during the war, and served until its close. He has occupied his present farm for 25 years.

John Lingenfelter was a native of Herkimer County, whence he removed to the town of Orleans, among the early settlers, finally locating in Clayton, where he died. He reared a family of seven children, of whom Conrad was born in Herkimer County, and removed to Clayton with his father, where he followed the dual occupation of farmer and railroad contractor. He married Elizabeth, daughter of James Payed, of Oxford, Chenango County, and they had eight children, viz.: Elida, James, Charles, Amorette, John, Myron, Elizabeth, and Nelson. The latter married Lois, daughter of John L. and Jane (Dodge) Phillips, and their children are Perlie J., Bernie D., and Lulu M. He is a farmer in this town.

William H. Main, son of Joshua, was born in this town. He married, first, Elizabeth A., daughter of Joseph and Betsey (Corey) Fellows, by whom his children were Adell, Artihu J., Jessie A., Lillian, and Joseph F. His second marriage was with Jennie R., daughter of Ellis and Julia (Weaver) Ryder, of Lyme. He resides in the village of Chaumont, where he is a general agent for the Homeopathic Mutual Life Insurance Company, of New York city. Joseph Ryder, grandfather of Mrs. William H. Main, was a native of Boston, and was the second settler at Point Peninsula on road 48. He served at the battle of Sackets Harbor in the War of 1812, and died in this town in 1871, aged 90 years. His father, David Ryder, was a Revolutionary soldier.

Peter Mayhew, a native of France, emigrated to Plymouth, N. H., while young, and there remained until his death, aged nearly 100 years. He married a Miss Thompson, and their children were William, Peter, and Sally. William Mayhew, a native of New Hampshire, removed to this town in 1822, and with others, as squatters, were among the first settlers at Point Peninsula, where he remained about 20 years, finally removing to Indiana, where he died in 1860, aged 88 years. He married Hannah Harriman, of Plymouth, N. H., and their children were Orphie, William, Franklin, St. Valier, Julia, Jane, Harriet, and Thompson. The latter was born in New Hampshire, thence removed to Saratoga, N. Y., and in 1827 located in this town, on a farm on road 61, where he was the first settler, and which he still occupies. He married Cornelia, daughter of Daniel Hardy, of Henderson, and their children are Peter V., Augustus, Aurissa, Theodore V., Almina, Edward V., Harriet, Henrietta, Mary, Augustus, Arathusia, and Emogene. Mrs. Mayhew died in 1884, aged 78 years.

Charles McKinstry lived and died in Montgomery County. He had four children. His son, William P., was born in Charleston, N. Y., in 1799. He located in Rodman before his marriage, where he carried on the business of a general merchant and distiller, dying there in 1829, aged 30 years. He married Caroline Hanford, of Walton, Delaware County, and their children were Charles H., who died young; Sophia A., who died in 1883, aged 57 years; and Charles W. The latter, a native of Rodman, came to this town in 1858. February 8, 1855, he married Clara S., daughter of Daniel and Samantha (Calhoun) Schuyler, and they have had two children, Carrie S. and Annie (deceased). Mr. McKinstry is a general merchant at Three Mile Bay, where he has been in business 30 years. In 1887 his store and residence were burned, and have been replaced by the present fine structures. He has been town clerk one year, and postmaster 14 years. Carrie McKinstry married I. Cady Wells, son of Marcus L., and they have one son, Schuyler McKinstry.

John McMullen, a native of Ireland, emigrated to Ogdensburg in 1850, and finally located in Canada, where he died, aged 65 years. He married Sarah Hammel, of Scotch descent, and their children were Annie, Daniel, Ellen, Sarah, Alexander, and John. The latter was born in Bellamada, County Antrim, Ireland, and in May, 1862, located in this town. He married Catharine J. McMillen, of Lisbon, St. Lawrence County, in 1864, and their children are Samuel F., John W., Mary A., George, and Alexander. Mr. McMullen is a merchant tailor at Three Mile Bay, where he has been in business 25 years.

George Merrell was born in Herkimer, N. Y., in 1799, whence he removed to Cape Vincent, finally locating at Point Peninsula, in this town, where he died at the advanced age of 83 years. He married Nancy Pickert, of Herkimer County, who died in 1885, aged 82 years. Their children were Eleanor, Josephine, Maria, Steward, Charles, and Eugene. Steward Merrell married Maryett, daughter of Thomas and Jane (Armstrong) Eveleigh, of Hounsfield, by whom he had one daughter, Jennie. Mrs. Merrell survives her husband, who died in 1877, at the age of 43 years. Jennie Merrell married Leonard, son of Peter and Gertrude (Warner) Lance, of this town, and they have one daughter, Lottie, and reside on a farm on road 58.

John Miller was a native of Washington County, N. Y., where he died. He married Jane Hogle, and they had six children, viz.: James, Sally, Martha A., John, Harriet J., and Isaac H. The latter was born in Hebron, Washington County, and in 1860 came to this town, where he now resides. He married Jane Grant, of Portland, Canada, daughter of James and Eliza (Williams) Grant, and their children are William J., Eliza J., J. Grant, Hogel I., Martha A., Frances I., Stanley J., Ulysses S., and Marcus, the latter deceased. Mr. Miller now resides at Three Mile Bay. His wife died in 1881, aged 57 years. Hogle I. Miller was born in Portland, Canada. He married Ettie, daughter of David and Lavina (Hunt) Resseguie, of East Hounsfield, and they have one son, David G. Grant, and reside at Three Mile Bay.

Roe Minor, a native of Stonington, Conn., married Lucy, daughter of Claudius Britell, of Addison, Vt., and removed to Madrid, St. Lawrence County, N. Y., in 1813, and later to Lorraine, Jefferson County. From this place he removed to Henderson, and in 1822 located at Point Peninsula, where he died in 1835, aged 60 years. His children were Polly, Clement, George, Nancy, Samuel, Lucetta, Martin, Giles, and Britell. The latter was born in Addison, Vt., and in 1822 located in this town. He married, Rachel, daughter of Abel Huckins, of Lyme, and their children were Nathaniel, Phebe Ann, Nancy, Charles, Clement, and Elmina. Mrs. Minor died in 1865, aged 59 years. Mr. Minor has been a lake captain for 15 years. His son, Clement, served in the late war in 18th Corning, N. Y., Cav., and was drowned when 19 years of age, on the steamer North America, which was lost in a storm while en route between New Orleans and New York city. Claudius Britell, mentioned above, was captured and taken to Quebec by the Indians, and there remained until the close of the Revolutionary war.

John Mount, a native of New Jersey, served as first lieutenant in the Revolutionary war. His son, Lewis, who lived and died in Charleston, Montgomery County, married Rachel Hyde, and of their nine chilren, Wilson was born in Charleston, removed to this town in 1835, and still resides here. He married Harriet, daughter of John and Sarah (McInstry) Calhoon, by whom he had children as follows: David M., Eliza (deceased), William (also deceased) who served in Co. M, 10th N. Y. Art., Dudley, who also served in the above company and regiment, Clara, Byron W., Jerome C., and John S. Wilson Mount served in Co. B, 35th N. Y. Vols., and re-enlisted in the 20th N. Y. Cav. He was honorably discharged and died in 1889. David M. Mount was born in Charleston, Montgomery County, and early in life removed to this town. He married Mary, daughter of Harvey and Harriet (Youran) Klock, by whom he had children as follows: George D., Fred B., Charles L., Frank (deceased), Addie H., and Mary E. He served in Co. B, 35th N. Y. Vols., in the late war, for 22 months, and participated in the battles of second Bull Run, Chancellorsvlle, Cedar Mountain, Rappahannock Station, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and White Sulphur Springs, and was promoted to sergeant. He so was severely wounded in the leg, at Fredericksburg, that amputation became necessary, when he was honorably discharged, and is now drawing a pension. He has been collector of the town of Lyme one year, town clerk three years, and supervisor two years. His residence is at Three Mile Bay. Jerome C. Mount, son of Wilson, married, first, Annie, daughter of Luke and Catharine Smith, of Syracuse, who bore him one son, Bertie, and second, Mrs. Mary J. Clemons, of this town, daughter of Hugh and Johanna Dick, by whom he has one daughter, Agnes. His home is at Three Mile Bay, in this town.

Clark Northrup, a native of Johnstown, N. Y. came to this town among the early settlers, and here remained until his death, at the age of about 92 years. His children were John, Lucinda, Lewis, Sheldon, David, Lucy, Betsey, Delia, Henry, and Annie. Henry Northrup married Sally A., daughter of John and Elizabeth (Wait) Combs, of New Durham, N. Y., and their children were Alonzo, Helen, Frederick, Alice, and Oscar S. The latter married Emma M., daughter of Orange R. and Caroline (Hill) Harris, of this town, by whom he has children as follows: Eugene C., Frederick A., Benjamin F., Henry H., Etta H., and Alton.

Clark Northrop, a native of Connecticut, came to Lyme in 1819, among the early settlers, and was the first settler on the farm on road 35 now occupied by Frank Empie. Here he resided until his death, at the extreme age of 92 years. He married Polly, daughter of William Shaw, of Chase's Patent, Montgomery County, and their children were Shelden, Annie, John, David, Henry, Betsey, Lucy, William, Lewis, Lucinda, and Adelia. Lewis Northrop married Fidelia Holbrook, of Lyme, and they have an adopted son, Sherman Holbrook, who married Sarah Wilcox.

Dr. Charles Parker, son of Alexander and Betsey (Bartholomew) Parker, a native of Watertown, was graduated from the Castleton (Vt.) Medical College, and in 1848 commenced practice in this town, where he has since continued with marked success. He married Ann Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. William and Lydia (Shuler) Carlisle, by whom he has had two children, Lydia (deceased) and William A. The latter married Katie, daughter of Solomon and Kate (Klock) Hayes, and their children are Mabel L., and Charles S. and Ann K., twins. He is a medical student with his father at Three Mile Bay.

David Peck, a native of England, was a Revolutionary soldier, and died in Herkimer County. He reared four children, viz.: David, Joseph, Samuel, and Orange. The latter, born in Herkimer County, removed to Brownville in 1825, where he died at the age of 84 years. He was twice married, first, to Rachel Trumble, and second, to Sally Fundy. By his first wife his children were Mary L., Elizabeth, Arvilla, and Thaddeus O., and by his second wife David, Wilber, and Alice. His son, Thaddeus O., married Mary C., daughter of Jacob and Phebe (York) Osterhout, and their children are Jason J., Newton E., Peter, and Minnie M. He is proprietor of Peck's Hotel, at Chaumont village.

Joseph Pennock, a native of Vermont, lived many years at Athens, N. Y., where he died, aged about 80 years. Of his six children, Wilson Pennock, born in Vermont, removed with his parents to Lewis County, N. Y., when five years of age, and at the age of 19, located in Champion, where he died, aged 78 years. He served his country in the War of 1812. He married Sarah, daughter of John and Hannah Pardee, of Champion, by whom he had children as follows: John W., Amos, Hiram, Emery, Huldah A., Clarisa, and George W. The latter married, first, Louisa Kelsey, of Champion, who bore him two children, Emily and Alexander C., and second, Almira Newton, of this town, by whom he had three children, Jane, Alice M., and Lucy A. Upon the death of his second wife he wedded with Christina A., daughter of William and Harriet (Dickey) McCombs, and now resides in this town on a farm on road 41, where he has lived 40 years. His son, Alexander C., served in the 10th N. Y. H. A. through the late war, and was honorably discharged.

Nathan Persons, a native of Vermont, came to Lyme before the War of 1812, and served in that war at Sackets Harbor, finally removing to New York city, where he died in 1854, aged 70 years. He married Betsey Hardy, and of their six children, Edward was born at Point Peninsula, and married, first, Mary, daughter of Richard and Eliza (Cline) Guile, of this town, and removed to Ogdensburg, where he now resides. His second marriage was with Mary Burdett, of St. Lawrence County, and their children are George, Fanny, Charley, and Kirk. Byron G. Persons, the only child of Edward by his first wife, married Pewilla C., daughter of John and Ann (Schuler) Becker, of this town, and their children are George E., Mary, Anna M., Charley B., and Eliza B. Mr. Persons is a farmer in this town. He enlisted in Co. M, 10th N. Y. Lt. Art., which company was afterwards consolidated with the 10th N. Y. H. A., and served till the close of the war, participating in the bettle of Cold Harbor, in front of Petersburg, and in the Shenandoah Valley campaign, and was honorably discharged.

Daniel Pettit, a native of Brownville, removed to Clayton, where he died, aged about 87 years. He was married and reared a family of seven children, of whom Marcus Pettit married Amelia Wright, of Brownville, by whom he had children as follows: Adelbert, Marcus, George, Byron, Margaret, Cornelia, Marian, Sarah, Judilla, Mary, and John. The latter, a native of Clayton, but now of this town, married Ida, daughter of Hamilton and Maria (Arnold) Houghton, and their children are Nellie, Charles, Linnie, and Laura. He is a farmer.

Samuel Phelps, a native of Somers, Tolland County, Conn., emigrated to Troy, N. Y., where he died about 1860, aged 84 years. He married a Miss Skinner, who died in 1855, aged 80 years. Their children were Charlotte, Samuel, Jr., Olive, Clarissa, Jonas, and Catharine. Samuel, Jr., born in Connecticut, removed to Rutland, N. Y., in 1837, and thence to East Watertown, in 1867, where he died, in February, 1877, aged 81 years. He married Sophia Barrows, a native of Massachusetts, daughter of John and Debora Barrows, who died in January, 1885, aged 86 years. They had six children, viz.: George M., Lewis P., Charlotte A., Clarissa A., Catharine, and William P. Lewis P. was born in Watervleit, N. Y., and in 1862 located in this town, where he now resides. He married Mary, daughter of Jacob and Margaret (Helmer) Harter, of Watertown. His two children, George M. and Hattie M., died in 1871. Lewis P. Phelps was elected justice of the peace of this town in the spring of 1888. Lawrence Harter served in the War of 1812, and died at Herkimer, N. Y., at the age of 75 years. George M. Phelps, of Brooklyn, is the inventor of the combination printing telegraph, and is now receiving a royalty on his invention.

John Phillips, a native of Johnstown, N. Y., came to Brownville in 1831, and there remained until his death, at the age of 75 years. His wife, Sophronia, bore him four children, of whom Lewis settled in this town in 1832, and died here at the age of 75 years. He married Elizabeth, daughter of John and Madalena (Frank) McCombs, of Utica, who bore him 11 children. His son, John L., married Jane, daughter of Ira and Lydia (Hutchins) Dodge, of Cape Vincent, and their children are Elizabeth, Jane, Minnie, Wilber D., Adelaide, Fremont, and Orville D. He occupies the homestead farm on road 1, in this town, where he has resided 56 years. He has served as constable of the town of Lyme for five years. His son, Wilber D., married Inez, daughter of John Cornwell, of Cape Vincent, and they have one son, Ray. Thomas J. Phillips, also a son of Lewis, was born in this town, and married Jennie Garland, of Cape Vincent, daughter of William and Aurelia (Cross) Garland, and their children are Dora, Celia M., Edward J., Montie C., and Edith. He is a farmer.

Abner Reed, a native of Connecticut, spent most of his life in Herkimer County, N. Y., finally locating at Three Mile Bay, in this town, where he died at the age of 75 years. He married a Miss Bellinger, who bore him seven children, of whom John removed from Herkimer County to Three Mile Bay with his parents, and here remained until his death in 1858, aged 62 years. He was a farmer and hotel-keeper, and served in the War of 1812, at Sackets Harbor. He wedded with Catherine Pickert, of Herkimer County, who bore him children as follows: Catherine, Nancy, Charlotte, Sally, Carlos D., John L., Sarah M., and Delos D. The last named was born at Three Mile Bay, in this town. He married Mary W., daughter of Ephanitus and Betsey (Estus) Cline, and their children are Fanny F. (Mrs. Allen E. Copley), John B., and Kittie. Mr. Reed is now proprietor of the Wilcox Hotel at Chaumont.

Amos Reed, who served in the War of 1812, was a native of Connecticut, whence he removed to Clayton, where he died at the advanced age of 86 years. He reared seven children, viz.: Archie, John, Slade, Betsey, Thankful, Emeline, and Rolan. The latter married Elvira Case, of Hartford, Conn., and their children were Alvin, Newell, Emeline, Lovina, Elvira, Martin, Marian, and Rolan A. The latter married Minerva A., daughter of Hamilton and Maria (Arnold) Houghton, and their children are Martin J., Frank A., Hamilton C., and Mabel C. He enlisted in Co. G, 10th N. Y. H. A., for three years or during the war, was honorably discharged, and is now drawing a pension. He participated in the battles of Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and Bermuda Front. He has recently removed from the county.

John M. Reed, son of John, was born in Connecticut, and is now a farmer in the town of Cape Vincent. He married Carrie, daughter of John Prendle, of Poland, N. Y., and they had four chilren, viz.: Frank, Carrie, Mary, and Owen P. The latter maried Hattie, daughter of G. M. Phelps, of Chaumont, who bore him one child, Howard, and died December 13, 1873, aged 26 years. Mr. Phelps is now a resident of Chaumont, and is engaged in the patent roofing business.

Daniel Roof was born in Herkimer County, where he now resides. He married Mary Patent, and their children are Levi, Katie M., Moses, David, Betsey A., Nancy, Helen, Christina, John, Hamilton, and Abram. The latter located in this town in 1858, on road 61. He wedded with Arminda, daughter of Timothy and Sally (Goodell) Fox, by whom he has two children, Alice and Charles. He served in the 10th N. Y. H. A. two years and eight months, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He participated in the battles of Petersburg, Cold Harbor, Shenandoah Valley, and Cedar Creek. Daniel Roof's father served in the War of 1812.

Samuel Rose, a native of Ireland, emigrated to Clinton, Oneida County, and finally to Clayton, where he died at the age of 48 years. Of his seven children, Nicholas was born in Ireland, and emigrated to America with his parents when five years of age, dying in Clayton at the age of 68 years. He married Liona A., daughter of Jesse Thayer, and they had 13 children, viz.: Jesse, Rose, Vannchountze, Nicholas, Jr., Helen M., Rhoda A., Lydia A., Helen, Louisa A., Lovica, James B., Charles G., and Electa A. The latter married Henry W., son of Grannis and Mary Bray, and their children are Henry G. and Ernest D., and they reside in the village of Chaumont. Nicholas Rose served in the late war, and was shot in the battle of Bull Run. Henry W. Bray served in Co. I, 35th Regt., and Co. K, 18th Regt., N. Y. Cav., and was honorably discharged.

Joseph Ryder was an early settler at Point Salubrious, where he died at the extreme age of 90 years. He married Mary Hill, and their children were Clark, John David, Benjamin, Joseph, Ellis, Louisa, Betsey, and Mary. David was a prominent man of the town, and served as supervisor two years, dying in 1857 at the age of 55 years. He married Hannah A. Jackson, of Onondaga County, and their children were Celestia, Van Buren, Dewayne, Lucina, James, Emily, Ellis, and Dallas. The latter married Annette, daughter of Orey and Janette Wilson, of this town, by whom he has had children as follows: Willie D., deceased, and Archie and Myrtle Ann. Dallas Ryder served for 22 months in Co. B, 35th N. Y. Vols., and participated in the battles of Manassus Junction, Cedar Mountain, Rappahannock Station, White Sulphur Springs, second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. He re-enlisted in the 26th N. Y. Cav., was promoted to second lieutenant, and was honorably discharged. He now resides at Three Mile Bay, and has been a boat captain on the lakes for five year.

Martin Salsbeary, a native of this state, died in Canada. His wife, Eva, bore him seven children. His son, Luke, married Sally, daughter of William Lee, of Canada, and they had seven children, viz.: Delilah, Hannah, Betsey, Benjamin, John, William, and Martin. The latter was born in Canada, and in 1858 settled in this town at Point Peninsula, on the farm he still occupies. He married Eliza, daughter of Adam and Ellen (Jennison) Freeborn, of Canada, and their children are Schuyler, Seymour, John, Andrew, Fred, and James.

John Schuyler, son of Jacob, was a native of Charleston, Montgomery County, where he died at the age of 94 years. He married Ann (Schuyler) Schuyler, and their children were Lansing, Samuel, Daniel J., Peter P., Eva, and Philip. Daniel J. was one of the pioneers and leading merchants of Jefferson County. He was born in Charleston, Montgomery County, in 1806, of a family distinguished for their services and devotion to the cause of the states in the Revolutionary war. In 1827 he married Samantha Calhoon, removed to this county in 1834, and in 1835 engaged in the mercantile business with Dr. William Carlisle, being the first merchants at Three Mile Bay, where he continued as senior member for various firms successors of Carlisle & Schuyler, on the same lot where he commenced trade, until his retirment from business in 1878. His wife, with whom he had lived for nearly half a century, died in 1877. Their children were Annie D., Sarah E., Clara S., Samantha A., and John L. The latter married Lizzie A., daughter of William H. and Elizabeth (Fellows) Main, of Lyme, and their children are Kate S., Daniel B., William S., Lizzie S., and Annie L. He is a general merchant at Three Mile Bay, where he has been engaged in business for 30 years. In 1887 his residence and store were entirely destroyed by fire, and he immediately erected fine new buildings on Main street. His new store is part of the store built by his father on the lake shore in 1836.

Gilbert Seeley, a native of Ireland, emigrated to Canada West, where he died. His son, David Seeley, was born in Sterling, Canada, and when 19 years of age removed to Cape Vincent, where he remained 17 years, when he returned to Sterling, where he now resides. He married Melissa Dodge, of Cape Vincent, daughter of David and Louisa (Barrett) Dodge, and their children are Frances, Addison, Emma, Dewayne, Nettie, Maria, Albert, and Addison H. The latter was born at Cape Vincent, and in 1879 removed to this town and located on road 54, at Point Peninsula, where he now resides. He married Marian, daughter of Thomas and Frances (Whitney) Emery, of Cape Vincent, and they have one daughter, Edith M.

Henry Selter, a native of Germany, and a tailor by trade, came to America at the time of the Revolutionary war, and engaged in making clothes for the soldiers. He first located in Westfield, Mass., where he remained many years, finally removing to St. Johnsville, N. Y., where he died, aged over 80 years. He had three children, Jonathan, Henry, and Zeviah. Jonathan was born in Westfield, Mass., and in 1833 came to this town on the north shore of Chaumont Bay, on a farm on road 50, where he remained until his death in 1858, aged 78 years. He married Nancy Bellinger, and their children were Josiah, Zeviah, Mary a., Elizabeth, and Jeremiah. The latter married Sarah A., daughter of Philip and Lucretia Nobles Putnam, of Oppenheim, N. Y., and their children were Zeviah, Jonathan, Aaron, Josiah, Henry M., and Elizabeth. His wife died December 8, 1886, aged 78 years. He resides on the homestead farm on road 50, and is 77 years of age. Jonathan Selter married Mary J., daughter of Peter C. and Clarissa (Steel) Bennett, and they have one son, Austin, and reside in this town on the homestead farm. Aaron Selter married Ellen, daughter of Bingham and Permilla (Klock) Warner, and their children are Leon D., L. Gertrude, and Beulah M. They reside in this town on road 50.

Barney Smith, a native of Ireland, with his wife, Abigail, reared a family of seven children, of whom Lyman, a native of Vermont, removed to Plainfield, Waushara County, Wisconsin, where he died in 1887, aged 86 years. He was a farmer, and was a Christian clergyman 60 years. He married Paulina, daughter of Gardner Wright, of Orleans, and she also died in Wisconsin, in August, 1887, aged 84 years. Their children are Oren J., Leonard, Bazilla, George, Byron, Newton, Benjamin, Cyrenus, Amarilla, Matilda, Sylvia, and Gardner. The latter, born in the town of Orleans, removed to this town in 1876, where he now resides. He married, first, Julia, daughter of Elijah and Susan (Brown) Wright, and second, Emma, daughter of Alanson and Betsey (Rogers) Gould, by whom he has one daughter, Jennie M., and resides at Three Mile Bay. He served in Co. G, 10th N. Y. H. A., three years, was honorably discharged, and is now drawing a pension.

Benjamin Snell, son of Peter, was born in Herkimer County, and in 1835 settled in LeRay, where he died in 1870, aged 68 years. He married Kate, daughter of Peter and Nancy (Broadt) Keiser, of Utica, and they have two children, Edward and Mary. Mary Snell married William, son of Horace and Ellen Plimton, of Alexandria, and they have had two children, Claude W. and Maud H. They reside in the village of Depauville. By a sad accident while on the ice with a young friend, in February 1890, Claude Plimton lost his life by drowning. He had fought bravely to save his friend, and having accomplished this was himself lost by the breaking of the ice.

Jacob Snell, of German descent, was one of seven brothers who were killed at Oriskany, N. Y., by the Indians, during the Revolutionary war. His son, Peter, married Mary Timmerman, who bore him six children, viz.: Benjamin, Leonard, Lewis, Margaret, Delia, and Jacob. The latter, born in Herkimer County, came to this town in 1842, and here remained until his death, January 22, 1888, aged 74 years. He was a shoemaker by trade, and a prominent man in the town, having served as justice of Special Sessions four years, side judge several years, and as justice of the peace 34 successive years. He married Margaret, daughter of Jacob and Leah (Shall) Hose, of Manheim, N. Y., by whom he had children as follows: Charlotte E., Norman S., Byron W., Silas J., Martha E. (Mrs. H. C. Hall), of Watertown, and Myron L. Mrs. Snell survives her husband at the age of 75 years, and resides at Three Mile Bay. Norman S. Snell served in the late war in the 35th N. Y. Vols., and Silas J. in the 10th N. Y. H. A. They were both honorably discharged, and are now drawing pensions. Martha Snell's husband, Harley, served in the 10th N. Y. H. A., and is also drawing a pension.

David Southwell, who served in the War of 1812, lived to be about 70 years old. He married Polly Carey, and of their six children, Alvin, born in Williamstown, N. Y., was one of the early settlers in Philadelpha, whence he removed to Theresa, where he died, aged 76 years. He married Harriet Reynolds, and their children were Melvina, Sophronia, David, Amelia, Helen, and Lyman W. The latter married, first, Lucy, daughter of Philip and Mary (Countryman) Cole, of Le Ray, by whom he had two children, Minnie and Maude, and second, Elsie Cole, sister of his first wife, by whom he has three children, viz: Lowell, Fred, and Burton. Mr. Southwell served in Co. C, 10th N. Y. H. A., three years, participated in the battles of Petersburg and Bermuda Hundred, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He is a farmer in this town.

John Sponable, a German, emigrated to America in 1770, served in the Revolutionary war, was captured by the Indians, succeeded in making his escape, and finally returned to his family in Fulton County, N. Y., where he died. He reared eight children, of whom Henry was born in Fulton County, where he died. He married, Catherine, daughter of Philip Cool, who bore him children as follows: Elizabeth, Nancy, Catharine, Henry, John, Mary, Harmon, Lena, and Philip. The latter married Jane, daughter of William and Christina (Smith) Frederick, of Johnstown, N. Y., and in 1864 removed to this county. Their children are Whitmore, Nancy, Henry, William, Hepsey, Celia, Josiah, and Dorothy. Mr. and Mrs. Sponable now reside in Brownville, aged 68 and 66 years. John, son of Henry, also a native of Fulton County, came to Lyme soon after his marriage, and here remained until his death, at the age of 49 years. He married Mary Ann, daughter of John Smith, of Fulton County, by whom he had children as follows: John H., Aseneth, Mary A., and Alonzo. The latter died in this town December 15, 1887, aged 50 years. He married, Sarah, daughter of George Crouse, of Lyme, who bore him children as follows: Lizzie, Sena, Estella, Marian, John, Hattie, and Bertha. Mrs. Sponable survives her husband, and resides in this town on road 34.

Hinckley Stevens, whose father served in the Revolutionary war, was a native of Montpelier, Vt., whence he removed to Henderson among the early settlers, before the War of 1812, in which war he served as a minute-man. He died at Henderson about 1855, aged 80 years. He married, Priscilla Lumbard, of Montpelier, and their children were Nobel, Shubael, Charles, Prince, Clark, Augustus, Jerusha, Sally, Abigail, and Theophilus. The latter, who has been a lake captain for many years, was born in Montpelier, Vt., and in 1872 removed to this town, where he now resides. He married, first, Hannah Pettingill, of Henderson Harbor, who bore him two children, Juliette and Oren, and second, Mary M., daughter of Eli and Phebe (Cook) Bassett, of Montpelier, by whom he also has two children--Augusta A. and Isabella G. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens now reside at Point Peninsula aged respectively 81 and 80 years.

John Sykes, a native of England, came to America soon after the Revolutionary war. He was one of the early settlers of Orleans, where he died, aged about 75 years. His wife also died in Orleans. Among their children was John, Jr., who married Lorinda Thompson, of Orleans. Their children were Mary, Thomas L., George W., Caroline, Arminta, Ellen, Florence, John J., and Lewis. The latter married Mary V. Timerman, of Le Ray, daughter of Ezra and Elizabeth (Turpening) Timerman, and their children are Jennie E., and Lillian C. Mr. Sykes served in Co. F, 10th N. Y. H. A., was promoted to commissary sergeant, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He has been engaged in farming in this town, but now lives in Alexandria.

Arad L. Terrill, a native of Vermont, removed to Lewis County, N. Y., where he died in 1874, aged 66 years. He taught school several years at Three Mile Bay, in this town. He married, first, Pamelia, daughter of Isaac Hamilton, and their children were Alexander D., Milda, Ellen, Josephine, and Addie. His second marriage was with Martha Hamilton, a sister of his first wife, and their children were Newel D. an Freeman W. The latter married Ida M., daughter of William and Clarissa (Whiting) Ross, of this town, and their children are Charles A. and Clara M. They reside in this town at Three Mile Bay.

Michael Tremper was a native of New York city, where he died in 1788. He married Leah Van Duzer, and their children were Daniel, Jacob, Michael, John M., Harmon, Mary, and Catharine. John M. was born at Fishkill, N. Y., removed to Lyme in 1805, and here remained until his death in 1873, aged 90 years. Mr. Tremper served in the War of 1812. He married Blandena, daughter of John Hermance, of Kingston, Ulster County, by whom he had children as follows: Nancy, Leah, Arietta, Michael, Mary, and John. The latter was born in this town, where he now resides, in Chaumont, with his sisters, Arietta and Mary.

Francis E. Valley, a native of Canada, came to Cape Vincent in 1881, where he now resides. His wife, Sophronia, also a native of Canada, bore him eight children, viz.: Peter, John, Fred, Eliza, Amelia, Pamelia, Mary, and Jerry. The latter, of this town, born near Montreal, Canada, came to this town in 1880. He married Nettie, daughter of John and Sarah (Wenban) Humphrey, of Cape Vincent, and their children are Charles, Etson, and Leon. He is a farmer.

William Van Doren, with two brothers, emigrated to America from Holland before the Revolutionary war. His son, William, was born in Somerset County, N. J., where he died at the age of 64 years. His wife, Leah Sutphen, of New York, died at the age of 72 years. Their children were John, Maria, James, Jacob, Cornelius, Isaac, William, Cornelius, 2nd, Peter S., Abraham, Garret, and Joseph. The latter was born in New Jersey, and came to this town in 1836, being the first permanent settler on the farm on road 34, which he now occupies at the age of 88 years. He married Hester Becker, of Charleston, Montgomery County, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Booran) Becker, and their children are Alida, Abraham, 1st, Abraham, 2nd, Cornelius L., William, 1st, William, 2nd, Leah, Mary Isaac, and Peter. Mrs. Van Doren died September 13, 1877, aged 76 years. Their daughter, Alida, married John M. Dingman, now of Auburn, N. Y., by whom she had one daughter, Mary E., and died in 1879, aged 55 years. Abraham Van Doren, 2nd, married, first, Elizabeth A. Horton, by whom he had two children, Isaac and George, and second, Mary, daughter of Elijah and Mary (Fox) Nellis, of Montgomery County, and their children are Walter M., Mary E., Joseph C., and George B. They reside on a farm on road 34, in this town, where Mr. Van Doren has lived since he was eight years old.

Sebastian Vautrim, a native of France, came to this country in 1832, and located at Cape Vincent, where he died in 1861, aged 85 years. He married Charlotte Potter, and their children were Caroline, Stephen, Francis, Alfred, Claude, and Victor M. The latter was born in France and came to this country with his father. He married, Mary, daughter of John B. Rousau, of Canada, and their children are Isabelle, Louisa, Carrie, Jennie, Eugene, Mary, and Mabel. He has been a resident of Three Mile Bay for the past 18 years.

Abram Vincent, a native of New York, located in Clayton, and there remained until his death in 1886, aged 86 years. He married Eleanor O'Connor, of Clayton, and their children were Leonard, Marcellus, Charles, Edgar, Birney, Marshall, Cordelia, Louisa, and Elcene. Leonard married, first, Mary, daughter of Waterman and Mary (Myers) Johnson, and they had two children, Waterman A. and Ida. By his second wife, Clara, daughter of William and Clarissa (Whiting) Ross, of this town, he has seven children, viz.: Blanche, Ella L., Seaton, Berne, Arthur, Grover C., and Valentine. Waterman A. Vincent married Bessie A., daughter of Henry and Maria (Guilde) Lansing, of Lyme, and they have one son, Henry. Mr. Vincent is an allopath physician and surgeon at Three Mile Bay, where he has practiced six years. In 1882 he graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Baltimore, Md.

David Wallace, a native of Onondaga County, removed to Brownville in 1832, where he remained until his death, in 1871, aged 75 years. He was a farmer by occupation. He married Asenath Chase, of Ellisburgh, daughter of Henry Chase, and they had 10 children, viz.: Sally, Harriet, Mary Ann, Marcus, Mahala, William, Laurentine, Priscilla, Delia, and Hiram. The latter, a native of Brownville, married Maria, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Grinnell) Clark, and they have one son, Sherman D. Hiram Wallace enlisted in Co. K, 94th N. Y. Regt., and re-elisted in Co. A, 1st Veteran Reserve Corps of Massachusetts, served four years and 10 months, and received an honorable discharge. He participated in the battles of Rappahannock, Cedar Mountain, and second Bull Run, and is now drawing a pension. He resides at Chaumont Village.

Peter Walrad was a native of Montgomery County, where he died at the age of 70 years. He had eight children, of whom Warner was born in Montgomery County, and in 1853 settled in this town on a farm on road 37, where he died in March, 1871, at the age of 77 years. He married Mary Adams, of Sharon, N. Y., daughter of Hezekiah Adams, who bore him five children, viz.: Tiffany H., Mary A., Margaret E., Peter, and Alonzo W. The latter, born in Sharon, came to this town about 1853, and was the first permanent settler on the farm on road 37, where he now resides. Hr married Eliza, daughter of John and Margaret (Beakley) Loucks, of Sharon, and their children are Caleb B., Julia, Emma, Charles, and Anna. Warner Walrad served in the War of 1812 at Sackets Harbor.

Nathaniel Warner, a native of Connecticut, and a soldier of the War of 1812, located in Lyme about 1814. He married Editha Bartlett, who bore him nine children, viz.: Adolphus, Philo, Aaron, Ambrose, Chapin, Lucius, Betsey, Diana, and Nathaniel, Jr. The latter married Ruth A. Eddy, and their children were Eli, Albert, Bartlett N., Alvah, Julia A., Eveline L., Lovina, and Edwin. Edwin Warner, a native of this town, married Anna J., daughter of Ralph H. and Eliza (Horton) Rogers, also of this town. Ralph Rogers served in the War of 1812. His widow survives, at the advanced age of 89 years. and is drawing a pension. Alvah Warner married Marietta, daughter of Chauncey Smith, of Hounsfield, and they have a son, William, who resides on the homestead farm on road 48, where he keeps a summer boardinghouse. Bartlett N. Warner, son of Nathaniel, Jr., married Ann E., daughter of Josiah and Louisa (Countryman) Shaver, by whom he has one son, Bert. He resides in the village of Chaumont, where he is proprietor of a livery stable.

Henry Watkins, a native of South Wales, emigrated to Massachusetts about the time of the Revolutionary war, where he married Hannah Lummis, finally removing to Scipio, Cayuga County, N. Y., where he died at the age of 81 years and nine months. His wife lived to be 82 years of age. Of their four children, Samuel was born in Massachusetts, and came with his father to Cayuga County in 1780, and died there in 1855, aged 75 years. He married Mary, daughter of Amaziah and Bethiah (Parks) Griswold, of Scipio, and they had children as follows: Jared E., Jane S., Roswell B., George L., Hannah C., Leddra W., Amaziah Q., Napoleon B., and Ransom D. The latter was born in Cayuga County, March 7, 1815, and removed to this town in 1835, locating upon a farm on road 60, at Point Peninsula, where he now resides at the age of 75 years. He married Clara, daughter of James and Cynthia (Mosier) Smith, of Ledyard, Cayuga County. Their children are Helen M., Elizur A., Ledyard A., and Julia A. Elizur married Harriet, daughter of Ingles and Electa (Angel) Danley, and their children are Jared E., Julia A., Mary E., Dora A., Mabel L., Luella H., Allie B., and Celia P. Jared E. married Carrie, daughter of Andrew and Lavina (Patterson) McWayne, of Cape Vincent, and they have one son, Glen R., and reside at Three Mile Bay, in this town.

Rev. Samuel Watrous, a Methodist clergyman and native of Connecticut, emigrated to Fulton County, N. Y., where he remained until his death, aged about 80 years. Of his children, Hezekiah B., a Lutheran clergymen, was born in Connecticut, came to Lyme in 1851, and located on what is now known as the Combs farm on Three Mile Point, and here remained until his death in 1863, aged 68 years. He married Margaret, daughter of John Fical, and their children were Adaline E., Caroline H., Harriet C., John M., Hepsey A., Olive, Julia Ann, and Samuel. The latter married, first, Phebe J., daughter of John and Phebe J. (Mathers) Tollman, who bore him one daughter, Minnie E., and second, Mrs. Amelia J. Jaquay, daughter of Isaac H. and Almina (Danly) Collins. He resides in the village of Chaumont. Mrs. Watrous has one daughter, Nettie A. (Mrs. E. H. Kenyon), by her first husband.

Harry Wells, a native of Herkimer County, came to Lyme before his marriage and settled on a farm on road 23, where he died, aged 49 years. He married Pamelia, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Johnson) Ousterhout, of Truxton, N. Y., and they had three children, viz.: Jane (deceased), Josephine, and Jerry. The latter, born in this town, married Augusta, daughter of Farnham and Catharine (Reed) Cory, and their children are Florence, Harry, Fannie R., Brayton, and May. Mr. Wells resides at Three Mile Bay.

Hezekiah Wells was a native of Concord, N. H. His father, a native of Wales, served in the Revolutionary war, and was one of the early settlers of Concord, where he died. Hezekiah died at the age of 52 years, while en route with his family to Jefferson County. He married Sarah Edwards, of Concord, N. H., and among their nine children were Isaac, who located at Sackets Harbor in 1813, later removing to Lyme, where he died April 8, 1856, aged 62 years. He was prominent in the administration of town and county affairs, and served as supervisor, justice of the peace, and town clerk for many years, his death occurring while he was serving as a member of the Assembly at Albany. He married Maria Whitney, of Newport, daughter of Mason and Maria (Rawson) Whitney, of Massachusetts, and by her had children as follows: Gilbert, Marcus, Remos, Pamelia, Calista, and Ellen. Remos Wells was born at Three Mile Bay, on the homestead farm. He wedded with Mary A., daughter of Hiram S. and Esther (Ryder) Pomeroy, and their children are Vespasian, of Ashton, Dakota, Jessica, Harriet M., and Esther. Mr. Wells has served as supervisor of Lyme four years. He is an influential farmer and live stock breeder.

John Wilcox was born in Stonington, Conn., in 1778, and in 1812 removed to this town, where he remained many years, finally locating in Ohio, where he died at the advanced age of 90 years. His first wife was Deborah Foster, and his second was Zilla Sweet. His son, Asa Wilcox, located at Point Peninsula among the early settlers, and there died at the age of 70 years. He married Cynthia Hill, of Lyme, for his first wife, and by her had children as follows: Clarissa, Green R., Henry, Augusta, Marian A., Adelaide R., and Byron A. By his second wife, Julia A. Burke, his children were Edwin D., Cynthia, and Browning A. He followed the dual occupation of ship builder and farmer. His son, Green R., married Mary Antoinette, daughter of Joseph and Betsey (Corey) Fellows, and their children are Minnie C., who married Dr. A. J. Benedich, of Buffalo, and now resides in London, Eng.; and Mary F. (Mrs. Dr. Edwin G. Parker), of Goshen, N. Y. Green R. Wilcox has been a general merchant at Three Mile Bay for 30 years. In 1887 he sustained a heavy loss by fire, his store and stock being completely destroyed; but he immediately rebuilt and is now doing a prosperous business, the oldest merchant in Lyme. Oliver Wilcox, father of John, was a native of Chedford, Eng. He emigrated to this country and located in Otsego, N. Y., where he died.

General Sylvanus Wilcox, a native of Connecticut, served in the War of 1812, and died at Charleston, Montgomery County, at the age of 87 years. His wife, Betsey, bore him seven children, viz.: Elijah and Elisha (twins), Calvin, Charles, Oliver, Betsey, and Aseneth. Charles came to this town in the spring of 1834, and here remained until his death, in 1851, aged 56 years. He married Julia A. Merrill, of Montgomery County, daughter of John and Nancy Merrill, and she died May 12, 1882, aged 78 years. Their children are Sarah E., Nancy E., Theodosia V., and John M. The latter married Amanda Grant, of Cape Vincent, daughter of William and Christine (McIntosh) Grant, and their children are Charles G., John T., and George W. John M. Wilcox served in Co. M, 10th N. Y. H. A., three years, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He was at Cold Harbor, in front of Petersburg, and with Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. He was mustered in as second lieutenant, and was promoted to first lieutenant, in which capacity he was serving at the time of his discharge. Ten of Mr. Wilcox's cousins served in the war, and all returned home but one, who lost his life in the service.


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