Hon. IRVIN W. NEAR was born in Alexandria, Jefferson Co., NY on 26 Jan 1835. His parents were descendants of Holland refugees who settled in the Mohawk Valley. After attending the University of Montreal, he removed to Watertown NY and entered the law office of Clark and Calvin. He was admitted to practice in Syracuse on 5 Jan 1858. He moved to Hornellsville, Steuben Co., NY and practiced there and was the first secretary of the NY and PA RR. Married 1) ALICE GOFF, daughter of WARREN W. GOFFf. He married 2) MARY E. STAPLES of Watertown, NY,
MEHUMAN STEBBINS was born 3 Nov 1752, Mansfield CT and died 11 Feb 1839 Acworth, Sullivan Co NH. He married 11 July 1771 at Acworth NH, HANNAH KEYES, born 20 Jan 1754, Ashford CT, daughter of Lt. EPHRAIM KEYES and SARAH WADKINS.
Children of MEHUMAN STEBBINS and HANNAH KEYES:
AMOS H. STEBBINS son of MEHUMAN STEBBINS and HANNAH KEYES was b 20 July 1775 and married Mrs. HANNAH KEYES. Lived in Rutland, NY . In 1790 he purchased property in Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY. A total of 3,343 acres were sold to PERLEY KEYES, WILLIAM KEYES and AMOS STEBBINS. He died 3 Aug 1849 and is buried in the Brookline [Brookside?] Cemetery in Watertown. HANNAH died on 20 Sept 1850 at 72 years and is buried in Brookline [Brookside?] Cemetery in Watertown. AMOS served in the War of 1812. AMOS STEBBINS of Jefferson Co. NY was a member of the NY state assembly from Jefferson Co. 1815-16 and 1820-21.
Children of AMOS STEBBINS and HANNAH KEYES:
1) CORNELIA STEBBINS was born 8 Nov 1815 and died 16 Mar 1898 at 81 years. She married on 24 May 1836 Dr.ISAAC MUNSON; he was born Salisbury, Herkimer Co., NY 4 March 1812 and moved in 1835 to Jefferson Co. He settled at Evans Mills and formed an association with Dr. Ira Smith. ISAAC was both doctor and lawyer. He practiced medicine first at Evans Mills and then in Rutland for 13 years; Retired in 1849 and moved to Watertown, where he died 8 March 1886. He was the son of JACOB MUNSON.
Children of CORNELIA STEBBINS and Dr. ISAAC MUNSON:
EPHRAIM KEYES of Ashford CT married SARAH WADKINS, sister of Mrs. SAMUEL SMITH and settled in Acworth in 1769 and died there at age 89 years.
Children of EPHRAIM KEYES and Sarah WADKINS:
4. STEPHEN KEYES b 1772; went west and married HANNAH GREGG
5. PERLEY KEYES b 1774 married LORINDA WHITE; moved to Watertown NY; became a prominent man in Jefferson County. Held office of Magistrate, Judge of the County Court, Sheriff, Collector of Customs at Sackett's Harbor, twice State Senator and member of the Council of Appointment. PERLEY KEYES died on 12 March 1834 at age 60 years; buried in Brookside Cem., Watertown, NY. LUCINDA WHITE KEYES died on 23 Feb 1855 at 79 years and is buried in Brookside Cemetery.
Children of PERLEY KEYES and LUCINDA WHITE:
3) JONAS KEYES b 1748 moved from Ashford to Acworth with second wife, MEHITABLE WADKINS, sister of Mrs. ABEL HUMPHREY and Mrs. CHARLES MATHEWSON
4) EDWARD KEYES married PATTY SAWYER.
5) JOSEPH KEYES died of measles contracted during Revolutionary War.
6) HANNAH KEYES b 1754 married MEHUMAN STEBBINS - see AMOS STEBBINS this site
7) HENRY KEYES
8) FREDERICK KEYES b 1758 married SARAH GROUT
THADDEUS MUNSON was born 11 July 1784, son of JOSEPH MUNSON and ELIZABETH HART, and married about 1808 to CLARISSA SMITH, (sister of Jacob's* wife). JOSEPH MUNSON Munson was a native of Wallingford CT and ELIZABETH HART was of Littleton NH. (JOSEPH MUNSON married on 16 Nov 1751 in Wallingford CT ELIZABETH HART). CLARISSA SMITH was born 9 June 1790 in Chesterfield NH and died 1833 in Salisbury, NY. at the home of her daughter. She is buried in the Salisbury Cem., Salisbury NY. THADDEUS died 1839 in LeRay NY. He was a farmer.
WILLIAM H. GRANGER was born 5 Jan 1786 in Suffield CT and died 6 May 1872; buried in Evans Mills Cem., Jefferson Co., NY. WILLIAM H. GRANGER married 1) JAEL/JANE NELSON who died 30 July 1849 at 62 yrs and is buried at Evans Mills, Jefferson Co., NY. Probable second wife, SUSAN (---); they were in the 1850 census of LeRay, living next door to CLEANTHUS. WILLIAM is in the 1810 census of Jefferson Co. (VIR: Suffield CT)
CLEANTHUS GRANGER served in several public offices and was also a justice of the peace. A writeup in NY State Historical Literature, Pen and Ink Portraits of the Senators, assemblymen, and state officers, of the state of New York, said of him: "..was formerly a teacher; he is now an engineer by profession..he was several years superintendent of education in his own town..a widower, and has a good estate..he is a nephew of Gen. AMOS P. GRANGER of Syracuse..."
WILLIAM GUILFORD COMSTOCK was born Oct. 1809 in Salisbury, NY, son of WILLIAM and ASENATH COMSTOCK. After receiving his medical degree he moved to Evans Mills in about 1837 and was the leading physician there until his death on 3 June 1851 at 42 years. His association with Dr. IRA A. SMITH, was under the title of SMITH & COMSTOCK, which began with drugs and then the addition of groceries and general merchandise. The partnership dissolved in 1845.
3) THADDEUS WILLIAM MUNSON b 15 April 1825; m 2 Sept 1847 FANNY M. BROWN, daughter of ELAM BROWN, b 4 Sept 1826 in S. Champion NY. Physician.
JACOB,* brother of THADDEUS MUNSON, was born 19 Oct 1776 and married in 1805 LUCY SMITH, born near Littleton NH. He died 10 Dec 1847. JACOB and LUCY are buried in the Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury, NY.
JOHN MARSH was the father of ABRAM MARSH of Salisbury NY, where he settled and died at 94 years. His son, ABRAM MARSH was a captain in the War of 1812 at Sackett's Harbor and spent his life on the homestead farm. LYMAN MARSH, son of ABRAM was raised on that farm and in 1837 married ACHSA MUNSON, daughter of JACOB and LUCY (SMITH) MUNSON.
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