JEFFERSON COUNTY NEW YORK

PIONEER METCALF FAMILY


 

1. HENRY METCALF was born Nov 1778 in England. They came to the US on the ship Jupiter, from Downs, England, March 6, 1805, bound for New York. It sank off the coast of Newfoundland on April 6, 1805. They were among the survivors who were picked up and brought to Marblehead, MA. Later that year they made their way to Sackets Harbor, Jefferson Co, NY, where Sarah's sister, Anne, had settled in 1804 with her husband David Merritt. Henry Metcalf may have been in Boston before, but he was definitely on the Jupiter in 1805 and came to Sackets Harbor then. (I'm working on writing about all the families involved, as there were other pioneers: LUFF, ASHBY). He married May 4, 1804 in Battle, Sussex SARAH ASHBY who was born, baptized Apr 18, 1785, and grew up in Battle, Sussex, England. Sarah and Anne were the daughters of William and Anne (Guy) Ashby, who with four more children were also on the Jupiter in 1805, also survived, and also came to Sackets Harbor. SARAH (ASHBY) METCALF died 7 Aug 1862, aged 77 years and 3 months, and was buried in Sackets Harbor Cemetery. Children, METCALF: 2 i WILLIAM METCALF 2. WILLIAM METCALF (son of HENRY & SARAH (ASHBY) METCALF) was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1805. He moved to Jefferson County. He died 29 Sep 1892 aged 86 years and was buried in Sackets Harbor Cemetery, Town of Hounsfield. He married EMELINE TAYLOR, who was born about 1807. She died 7 Oct 1881 at the age of 74 years and was buried in Sackets Harbor Cemetery. Children, METCALF: 3 i HENRY ASHBY METCALF m (1); (2) ALICE MAE HOAG. 3. HENRY ASHBY METCALF (son of WILLIAM & EMELINE (TAYLOR) METCALF) was born 19 Feb 1835 and died 27 Jan 1904. He was married twice. There were a number of daughters from his first wife. I have photos of Henry Ashby Metcalf and Alice Hoag, and most of their descendants. Henry A. Metcalf was a fifer in A Battery, 10th Heavy Artillery, recruited in Sackets Harbor: "Sackets Harbor Men". I even have a photo of him in full uniform. He spent the first part of the war in garrison duty around Washington DC. He spent a little time in the Shennandoah campaign and ended up fighting at the seige of Petersburg. As a matter of fact, he was on the field at Petersburg the same day one of my confederate ancestors was killed there. He was a carpenter, living in Housfield until his second marriage. He married (1) HANNAH (---) He married (2) 3 Jan 1855, presumably in Jefferson Co. ALICE MAE HOAG. They lived in Clayton after their marriage, and their children were born there. 4 i WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON METCALF, Sr. 5 ii BURTIE METCALF 6 iii KATE METCALF 7 iv HANNAH METCALF 8 v LAURA METCALF


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