Jefferson County, NY Pioneers



1. ENOCH EDDY the son of Enoch Eddy & Hannah Lippitt was born Jul 1767 and died: 20 Sep 1848 in Pamelia, NY. He was buried in the Evans Mills Old Cemetery. He was a Revolutionary veteran. The following family group description is adapted from Hamilton Child's "Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N.Y.", published in 1890.

Enoch Eddy came to this town from Rutland, Vt., in June 1800, with George White, who was known as "Major" White, and located on the farm now owned by his grandson, E.H. Eddy. He moved his family here in 1801, his son James at the time being 10 years of age. James Eddy married Cynthia Philbrooks, and settled on the homestead where his son E.H. now resides.

BIOGRAPHIES AND FAMILY SKETCHES for the TOWN OF PAMELIA from The Growth of a Century by JOHN A. HADDOCK, 1895 states: ENOCH EDDY came from Rutland, Vt., in 1802, and located on a farm on Rutland Hill, in the town of Rutland, in this county. In 1831 he removed to the town of Pamelia, where he died in 1840, aged 80 years. He reared a family of 10 children, all of whom grew to maturity, viz: Enoch and James (twins), Hannah, Rhoda, Phebe, Betsey, Renew, Louisa, Horatio N. and Willard. Enoch D., at the age of 23 years, married Hulda, daughter of Jonathan Aldrich, and they had three sons and four daughters, viz : Enoch, Gratia, Cynthia, Hannah, Seth, Betsey A. and De Witt Clinton. The latter was born on the farm he now owns. When 26 years of age he married Caroline, daughter of Joel A. Otis, of Rutland, by whom he has one daughter, Cora M., who married Edward Colligan, September 21, 1887.

He married
AMY KING, daughter of JAMES KING & PHEBE ALLEN who was born Apr 1771. She died 12 Jan 1849 in: Pamelia, NY.

Children, EDDY:

2        i    CYLINDA EDDY, b 16 Dec 1790 in Rutland Co., VT; d Jul 1799 in: Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY

3      ii    JAMES EDDY b 17 Oct 1792 in: Rutland Co., VT m CYNTHIA PHILBROOKS

4      iii    ENOCH D. EDDY b 17 Oct 1792 in: Rutland Co., VT, d 31 Jul 1860 in: NY; m HULDAH ALDRICH

5        iv    HANNAH EDDY b 02 Sep 1797 in: Pamelia, Jefferson Co., NY; d 07 Aug 1873 in: Pamelia; m 1815 (1) THOMAS HADSALL; m (2) bet. 1828 - 1832 PAUL ANTHONY

6        v    RHODA EDDY b 18 Sep 1799 in: Rutand, Jefferson Co., NY; d Bet. 18 - 19 Sep 1830 in Philadelphia, Jefferson Co., NY; m 1817 SAMUEL HALL

7       vi    WILLARD EDDY b 04 Mar 1802 in: Jefferson Co., NY; d 07 Mar 1802 in: Jefferson Co., NY

8       vii    PHEBE EDDY b Bet. 01 - 04 Feb 1804 in: Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY; d 26 Aug 1853 in: OR or CA - See Notes, m (1) Abt. 1824 in: NY EPHRAIM GRIMES; m (2) HENDERSON WILLIAM (LEWELLING) LUELLING 27 Jun 1851 in: Linn Co., OR

9     viiii    HORATIO NELSON EDDY b 30 Oct 1806 in: Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY; d 21 Sep 1891 in Evans Mills, Jefferson Co., NY; m (1) PHILANDRA WELCH 1828 in: Jefferson Co., NY m (2) ANNA PHELPS GRANGER aft1833 in Jefferson Co., NY

10       ix    BETSEY ANN EDDY b 21 Dec 1808 in: NY; d Aft. 1855; m HENDERSON WILLIAM (LEWELLING) LUELLING 10 Oct 1855 in: Clackamas Co., OR

11        x    RENEW EDDY b 22 May 1810 in: Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY d Nov 1888; m MICHAEL ANTHONY Bef. 1831 in: NY

12       xi    WILLARD L. EDDY b 16 Apr 1814 in: Jefferson Co., NY; d Bef. 1870; m MARY SHELDON Bef. 1843

13      xii    LOUISA MARIA EDDY b 22 Jul 1818 in: Jefferson Co., NY; d 25 Nov 1892 in: Turin, NY; m PETER RADLEY

8. PHEBE EDDY daughter of ENOCH & AMY (KING) EDDY was born between. 01 - 04 Feb 1804 in: Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY. She died 26 Aug 1853 in OR or CA Phebe was the aunt of Henry Welch Eddy and Seth William Eddy who both married daughters of Henderson Luelling. Henry Welch Eddy was the son of Phebe's brother Horatio Nelson Eddy and his wife Philandra Welch; Henry married Jane Lewelling/Luelling. Seth William Eddy was the son of Phebe's brother Enoch D. Eddy and his wife Huldah Aldrich; Seth married Rachel Harriet Lewelling/Luelling. Phebe is believed to be the sister of Betsey Eddy who was the third wife of Henderson Luelling.

Very little is known of Phebe's 1st marriage. She and Ephraim owned property in Jefferson Co., N. Y. They started the overland trek to Oregon, and while in Missouri, they sold some of their N. Y. property. Record books show the following: 76-498: Ephraim Grimes & Phebe, his wife, Union Co., Mo.: to Phineas Hardy of the Town of LeRay, Jefferson Co., N. Y., property in the Town of Antwerp, Jefferson Co., N. Y. Ack. May 1, 1845, Jefferson Co., N. Y. 76-499: March 11, 1845, Ephraim Grimes & Phebe, his wife, to Paul Anthony, Town of LeRay, Jefferson Co., N. Y., property, Philadelphia, N. Y. Rec. & Ack. May 1, 1845.

Ephraim died in Apr. 1845. Phebe arrived in Portland, Ore., in the fall of 1847, and the following spring, she was visited by her nephew, Henry Welch Eddy (see index and 1930 book, p. 468, no. 3290), who went to Oregon to stay with his Aunt Phebe.

Further N. Y. records, having to do with the Estate of Ephraim Grimes, are dated Dec. 8, 1851; Jude Cross, Champion, Jefferson Co., N. Y., and Willard L. Eddy, Pamelia, Jefferson Co., N. Y., Administrators, to Samuel Hall, Antwerp, Jefferson Co., property in Town of Antwerp. Letters to administrate the estate were duly granted by the Surrogate of Jefferson Co. to the said Jude Cross and Willard L. Eddy (see index, and 1930 book, p. 190, no. 1583), who legally settled the estate. Also mentioned were Willard Grimes and Philander Grimes, probably sons of Ephraim and Phebe (Eddy) Grimes.

She married (1) Abt. 1824 in: NY

Children, GRIMES

     14       i    GEORGE GRIMES

     15      ii    WILLARD GRIMES

     16     iii    PHILANDER

PHEBE EDDY married (2) June 27, 1851, in Linn Co., Ore. Territory, at the Forks of the Santiam

HENDERSON WILLIAM (LEWELLING) LUELLINGwho was born b. 1809, in Randolph Co., N. C. There were no children of Phebe Eddy and Henderson H. Llewelling.

9.    HORATIO NELSON EDDY, son of ENOCH & AMY (KING) EDDY was born 30 Oct 1806 in Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY. He died 21 Sep 1891 in Evans Mills, Jefferson Co., NY and was buried in the Old Evans Mills Cemetery, Jefferson Co., NY. In the 1850 Census, NY, Jefferson Co., Rutland, 16 Aug pg 471b, #218/226: Horatio N. Eddy, 43, was listed as a farmer worth $6500. In the 1860 Census, he has moved to the Town of Le Ray, Evans Mills Post Office. In 1870, he is 84 years old, still in the Town of Leray, but with a Philadelphia Post Office address. He is a retired farmer.

He married (1) 29 April 1828 in Jefferson Co., NY
PHILANDRA WELCH b 23 Oct. 1809 in Jefferson Co., NY, d 20 Dec 1832 in Jefferson Co., NY; buried in Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY.

   Children, EDDY:

     17       i    HENRY WELCH EDDY b 13 Mar 1830 Jefferson Co., NY; d 27 April 1894 in Canova, SD

He married (2) after 1833 in: Jefferson Co., NY
ANNA PHELPS GRANGER who was born about 1807 in CT; d 21 April 1884 Evans Mills, buried in Old Evans Mills Cemetery, Jefferson Co., NY.

   Children, EDDY:  

    18      ii    CHARLES C. EDDY

     19     iii    MARIA LOUISE. EDDY

     20      iv    MARY ELIZABETH EDDY

     21      v    SAPHRONIA G. EDDY


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