JEFFERSON COUNTY NEW YORK

PIONEER ETHNI FILLMORE FAMILY


1. ETHNI FILLMORE came from Middletown,VT to the Sandy Creek region. He brought his family with him. He had purchased his land of Pierrepont and so located in southern Ellisburg. By the time of his death in March 1844 he had 500 acres of land in Boylston, Oswego County.

Ethnia was in the war of 1812, and the family are related to the late President Fillmore. He was a member of the State militia, was a farmer, and a Democrat in politics. FILLMORE PIONEER FAMILY

(This is a newspaper article my mother had in a scrapbook. I don't know from what newspaper she got it from....T.Moye)

ETHNI FILLMORE ONCE HELD LARGE TRACTS IN BOYLSTON

Native of Vermont had considerable property in Oswego County at the time of his death in March, 1844. The Family First located in Southern Ellisburg Upon Coming to the Black River Country.

BY: Ernest G. Cook

How some of the pioneers built their houses so as to save labor in building and also to provide furniture with least effort and expense, is told by the descendants of Ethni Fillmore, who at the time of his death, had large property holdings in Boylston,Oswego County. Ethni Fillmore did not first locate in Boylston when he came from New England to the Black River country. His home had been in Middletown,Vt.,and when he decided to emigrate he selected the Sandy Creek region as his new home. He brought his family with him. He had purchased his land of Pierrepont and so located in southern Ellisburg. When their house was completed it was partially furnished by natural materials at hand. And this was the way it was done. In one part of the log house was a large stump which had been heved off smoothly and this served as a table. Certain stumps were left at favorable locations in the room for seats, so the chairs and the table were provided. But the father and son did more. At certain places in the house they left stumps and the stumps the family made made use of as supports in making the bed. Poles were cut and the ends of these poles rested upon stumps.

The family did not build a floor that fall and managed to get along comfortably. The son's name was Lavias, and he was the only son and in 1841 decided he would buy the place if the father would sell. The father did and it was at that time the father removed to Boylston where he purchased 500 acres of new lands there. The father died in March 1844, but the mother lived to be 94 years old, her death taking place in April,1872.

But eating from a stump when he was a boy and having stumps to serve as chairs and the ground for a floor, did not dwarf the ambition of Lavias, it is told. It was told that his land property included many acres before his death. He owned the home farm in southern Ellisburg of 256 acres, the Hemmingway farm of 247 acres besides other lands and an interest in the Boylston tract. He always said that part of his success was due to the thrift taught him by his early days in the new country and part of the success to his good health He always had good health so was at work about every day to not only enlarge his holdings but to improve them.

He married in Vermont

EUNICE COOLEGROVE who lived to the age of 94 years, dying in April 1872.

Child, FILLMORE:

    2    i   LAVIAS FILLMORE m MARIETTE THAYER

2. LAVIAS FILLMORE was born in Vermont, and came to Ellisburgh in 1816, with his parents, Ethnia and Eunice (Coolegrove) Fillmore. By unremitting industry and frugality, he accumulated a large landed estate. He was noted for his honesty and integrity in all business transactions. He died August 5,1885.

He married (1)

MARIETTE THAYER d 1868

Child, FILLMORE:

He married (2) in 1869

CATHARINE HOPPER d 1885

3. MILLARD M. FILLMORE

Biography of Millard M. Fillmore FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898 Gazetteer and directory of Jefferson County, New York, for 1866-7 Fillmore, Millard M., was born in Ellisburgh, on the farm he owns, October 18, 1848. A son of Lavias and Mariette (Thayer) Fillmore. Lavias Fillmore was born in Vermont, and came to Ellisburgh in 1816, with his parents, Ethnia and Eunice (Coolegrove) Fillmore. Ethnia was in the war of 1812, and the family are related to the late President Fillmore. He was a member of the State militia, was a farmer, and a Democrat in politics. Lavias died August 5, 1885, and his wife died March 27, 1878. Millard M. Fillmore was educated in the Union Academy, and is a farmer, owning 250 acres of land and keeps a dairy of thirty-five cows. Mr. Fillmore is a member of Rising Light Lodge No. 037, F. & A. M., and also of the Eastern Star and Union Grange No.5 of Belleville, N. Y. April 17, 1872, he married Jennie Chamberlain of Ellisburgh, and they have one son, Arthur M., born August 30, 1876, and educated in the Union Academy and Northern Business College of Watertown, N.Y. The family are members of the Congregational church of Woodville, N. Y

He married in 1872

JENNIE CHAMBERLAIN, daughter of HORACE and DELILAH (BRIMMER) CHAMBERLIN.

Child, FILLMORE:

4. ARTHUR M. FILLMORE born August 30, 1876, and educated in the Union Academy and Northern Business College of Watertown, N.Y. The family are members of the Congregational church of Woodville, N. Y

married (1)

BLANCHE BOOMER who d c1907.

Child, FILLMORE:

  5    i   DONALD L. FILLMORE b 1904/05 m FLORA LUCINDA DICKINSON

He married (2)

EDNA HUESTED who was killed on Easter Sunday April 3, 1927 by a car while she was crossing the street.

5    i   DONALD L. FILLMORE was born 1904/05 and died on June 26,1936, their 6th wedding Anniv.

He married

FLORA LUCINDA DICKINSON who was born July 15,1910 in Belleville, Town of Ellisburgh and died March 26, 2005 in Kissimmee, FL. Most of the Fillmores incuding Don & Flora are buried in Woodside Cem.

She married (2) 1956

ALBERT J. (Bob) HOSLETON, also buried in Woodside Cemetery

I am sending the top part as proof (I always like to back it up). http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~tmoye11444 Under Biographies.


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