JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK


LEWIS LANPHEAR & DEALING PIONEER FAMILIES


1. LEWIS LANPHEAR was born 13 Nov. 1763 in Herkimer Co. NY. Tradition was that his great-grandfather, AUSTIN LANPHEAR, came from France and settled in the Mohawk Valley. The construction of a blast furnace at Carthage NY in 1818 brought many men from older districts to make charcoal. Among them was LEWIS LANPHEAR. The furnace proprietors offered to pay one-half of his fees in land and the balance in store pay, which was a disappointment to many. Lewis came from a distance with his equipment and resolved to work through one season with the hope that he could sell any land that he might acquire. That proved to be difficult as most of the settlers were poor and glad to pay for land by making charcoal and otherwise disposing of the timber. Lewis earned a tract of land and decided to add to it, still hoping to sell, but finally made a decision to bring his family and settle, which he did in about 1820. In time he acquired one hundred acres of land and proceeded to clear it with the aid of his sons. Lewis died on 22 April 1836.

He married MARY WILLIAMS, a native of Herkimer Co, born 29 Nov. 1767 and who died 31 Mar. 1833 at 66 years. The couple had eight children:

               2          i SAMUEL LANPHEAR, died at one year

               3         ii LEWIS LANPHEAR; lived and died in Wilna

                4        iii SOLOMON LANPHEAR; went to Erie Co NY and died there in Williamstown.

               5         iv AUSTIN LANPHEAR born 29 Nov. 1796; died unmarried on 10 Feb. 1873.

               6          v HIRAM LANPHEAR born 22 April 1799; died c 1868; successful businessman; operated a tannery at West Carthage for some time and owned several farms. He married CORINNA LOOMIS, daughter of DANIEL LOOMIS.

               7         vi JOHN LANPHEAR; born 1801 and died 1884; married Maria ____, born 1807 and died 1861; lived most of his life in Wilna and died in the town of LeRay.

               8        vii POLLY LANPHEAR married AARON SANDERS and lived and died in Wilna.

               9       viii JEREMIAH LANPHEAR was born 22 Sept. 1803.

 
             

GENERATION 2


9. JEREMIAH LANPHEAR, son of LEWIS and MARY (WILLIAMS) LANPHEAR, was born 22 Sept. 1803 in Herkimer Co NY and died 13 Sept. 1862 in Wilna. He came with his parents to Jefferson Co. and immediately took up land south of his father's lot; the lot was later owned by a son. Jeremiah was a Democrat, later an Abolitionist and among those who founded the Republican party; a member of the Sons of Temperance and organizer of the Baptist church at Champion.

Jeremiah married FANNY FULTON, who was born in Colerain, MA, daughter of CALEB and POLLY (BARNES) FULTON of Colerain. Fanny died on 16 Dec. 1877 at her home in Wilna.

Children of JEREMIAH LANPHEAR & FANNY FULTON

            10 i. MARY MADELINE LANPHEAR; born 5 Sept. 1831; married 22 Oct. 1855 to JAMES THOMPSON, whom she survived, dying at her home in Coronna, MI on 12 April 1888.

            11 ii. HANNA LUCRETIA LANPHEAR, born 5 Feb. 1834 who died two days short of her 16th birthday.

            12 iii. LYDIA EURETTA LANPHEAR, born 27 Mar. 1836; married 16 Oct. 1856 to JOHN S. EDWARDS; she died at Carthage on 15 Aug. 1870.

+          13 iv. HIRAM KENDRICK LANPHEAR, born 1 Aug 1838 on the farm of his parents in Wilna. Served in the Civil War and upon his return farmed his father's farm for one year. In 1866 he purchased a house on Champion St. in Carthage where he lived for one year whereupon he sold that home and bought a farm of 275 acres on Alexandria Road in Wilna. In 1901 he moved to W. Carthage and rented his farm. Hiram held various public offices. Hiram died in 1912.

            14 v. NELSON WEBB LANPHEAR was born 16 June 1841

            15 vi. CORINNA SEDATE LANPHEAR born 26 Sept. 1844; died in childhood

            16 vii. HELEN LUCETTA LANPHEAR born 26 May 1847; died at 18 years

            17 viii. SIMEON FULTON LANPHEAR born 19 Nov. 1849; became a resident of Dundee, Yates Co NY

13. HIRAM KENDRICK LANPHEAR, born 1 Aug 1838 on the farm of his parents in Wilna. Served in the Civil War and upon his return farmed his father's farm for one year. In 1866 he purchased a house on Champion St. in Carthage where he lived for one year whereupon he sold that home and bought a farm of 275 acres on Alexandria Road in Wilna. In 1901 he moved to W. Carthage and rented his farm. Hiram held various public offices. Hiram died in 1912.

Hiram married on 25 June 1861 to ACHSAH LOOMIS, born in Champion on 21 Aug. 1844, daughter of JOHN WILSON and SARAH (POTTER) LOOMIS. Achsah died in 1915. John Wilson Loomis was a son of JOHN LOOMIS, who lived at the head of Pleasant Lake.

Hiram and Achsah had two children:

                        18          i WILSON L. LANPHEAR; a farmer in the town of Champion

                       19         ii LILLIAN LANPHEAR, married FRANK WYETH and lived in Lowell, MA


14. NELSON WEBB LANPHEAR was born 16 June 1841 and grew up on the family farm in Wilna. During the winter months he attended school until the age of 20. He also served in the Civil War, until its close, serving in the NY Cavalry. While on duty he was afflicted with malaria. After mustering out, he returned home to the family farm where he lived until 1875 and then moved to Rutland. In 1880 he returned having purchased the farm, where he lived until 1889; he then returned to the farm and moved to Carthage chiefly due to poor health where he died in 1913.

On 12 Nov. 1870 he married SARAH M. SMITH, who was born 1 June 1848 in the Town of Denmark, Lewis Co. and died in 1906. She was the daughter of ABRAM and SAMANTHA (LOOMIS) SMITH. Abram Smith was born 14 Aug. 1812 in Denmark, son of OLIVER SMITH (born 19 Dec. 1776 and died 5 April 1826) and NANCY VROOMAN (born 16 Aug. 1792 and died April 1873). Abram's father, Oliver died when Abram was 14 and at that early age became a farmer in Denmark. In 1851 Abram headed for the goldfields of California where he was killed on 4 Jan. 1854 by a landslide. Samantha Loomis was born 14 March 1814 and died in Carthage on 18 July 1898. Samantha was the daughter of SAMUEL LOOMIS.

Children of NELSON WEBB LANPHEAR & SARAH M. SMITH:

            20          i BURTON S. LANPHEAR born 13 Sept. 1871; Cornell Univ. grad in electrical engineering

            21          i FANNY S. LANPHEAR born 12 April 1875; married GEORGE A. DEALING* (see below), produce dealer of Carthage, on 28 Mar. 1899 and they resided in Carthage.

            22          i FREDERICK W. LANPHEAR born 21 June 1880.

            23          i CORINNA SEDATE LANPHEAR born 26 Sept. 1844; died in childhood.

            24          i HELEN LUCETTA LANPHEAR born 26 May 1847; died at 18 years

            25          i SIMEON FULTON LANPHEAR born 19 Nov. 1849; became a resident of Dundee, Yates Co NY


*GEORGE A. DEALING was a great-grandson of SAMUEL and BETSEY DEALING, of CT. In 1834 they settled in Ellisburg, Jefferson Co. and later moved to Henderson; from there to Lorraine where George died c 1847 and Betsey c 1849.

Their son, SAMUEL ACKLEY DEALING, was born in 1800 and died in the town of China, Wyoming Co NY in 1868. SAMUEL A. DEALING married 1)ANNA CHRISTINA BAKER, who died in 1831 and they had two children: WILLIAM GEORGE DEALING born 15 Mar. 1829 of W. Carthage, who was reared by his grandparents with whom he remained until he was 18 years of age. He served in the Civil War and on 15 Mar. 1854 he married ROXY MCINTYRE. George A. Dealing was the fifth and youngest child. The second child of SAMUEL ACKLEY DEALING and ANNA CHRISTINA BAKER DEALING was Anna C. who died unmarried.


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