D. W. SMITH was born December 1833 in Jefferson Co., NY, son of DAVID WILLARD SMITH AND HANNAH W. ADAMS. After a common school education, he learned the machinist trade and worked for the Syracuse RR shops. In 1850 he became an engineer in the construction of the W. & R. railroad road and ran the first engine into Watertown, NY, and piloted the first engine into Cape Vincent. In 1852 he married ELIZA A. BELTZINGER of Schuyler Co., NY and they had six children. In 1856 he purchased a farm in Michigan, sold it and became the foreman of a sawmill in Saginaw City, MI but then returned to the railroad business.
Source: Hist. Of Jackson Co. MI
LUTHER COOK, (REV.) was born 8 Aug. 1821 at Belleville, Jefferson Co., NY. Son of the REV. MARTIN E. COOK, a native of Shelburne Falls, Franklin Co., MA and a Baptist minister. Martin was the father of 15 children and a seventh generation from Plymouth Rock lineage. Luther's mother was BETSEY BURGE, a descendant of Rev. Dr. BURGE, a Scotsman, and the first Presbyterian minister of Boston, MA. Luther Cook's boyhood was spent at Belleville where he received his early schooling. He went to Dayton OH for his academic work and read medicine with Dr. Mordecai Morton in Kent Co, OH and commenced practice in that county at age 23. In 1849 he moved to Adrian, MI and in 1856 to South Jackson where he assumed the pastorate of the S. Jackson Baptist Church, where he remained for five years. In 1861 he moved to Jefferson Village where he assumed the duties of pastor and lived as a resident. After eight years he resumed his medical practice. He married on 2 June 1844 to HATTIE M. OSGOOD, daughter of EMORY OSGOOD, a lawyer by profession. Hattie was born in Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY on 12 July 1825. Hattie's grandfather Osgood was a captain in the American Revolution, and a brother, MAJOR R. E. OSGOOD, served in the Civil War.
Source: Hist. Of Jackson Co. MI
JAMES D. NEWTON of Marshall Co., Kansas, was born 23 Aug 1846 in Jefferson Co., NY where he lived until age 22. He was educated at the Ives Seminary in Antwerp, NY and then moved to Iowa. From Iowa he moved to Pawnee Co. Nebraska, where his father had moved to in 1869. His father died in 1870 and James assumed the duties as head of household. He moved to Beattie, Kansas where he farmed for a number of years and then moved to the city where he was engaged as a stone mason, having been involved in the building of some of the most important structures of the city. He took on a partner, a Mr. Cornell, and under the name J. D. Newton & Co. processed stone. James retired from the business in January of 1889. James married at Antwerp, NY on 20 Feb 1871 to ELIZA GATES, the marriage took place and her home. Eliza was born in Antwerp, NY on 19 Feb. 1850, daughter of ROBERTSON GATES, who was born at Champion, Jefferson Co NY on 25 Dec. 1801 and was occupied for many years in a large foundry in Jefferson Co. Robertson Gates married in 1833 to EUNICE LYNDE, a native of Jefferson County, who was born 25 Sept. 1809. Eunice died on 10 April 1878 and Robertson died in October 1879. SAMUEL NEWTON, father of James D., was born near the city of Ottawa Canada on 7 April 1818. At 17, he emigrated to Jefferson Co, NY, where he met and married SYLVIA LYONS. He lived there until 1869 on a farm near Antwerp, N Y and then moved to Pawnee City Nebraska in 1870, leaving a family of seven children.
Source: Hist. Of Marshall Co. Kansas
ASHER BRAINERD married 15 Dec 1816-17 in Jefferson Co., NY to CLARISSA PALMER. Asher served during the Warof 1812 with Wheeler's NY Militia. Clarissa Palmer Brainerd died 27 Jan. 1879 in Oshkosh, WI.
Source: Brainerd Geneal.
LUCINDA POMEROY, daughter of ELISHA POMEROY, was born 1785 in Suffield, CT. She married in 1800 to OLIVER WILCOX, who was born 31 August 1780 and died 16 Nov. 1868, son of OLIVER WILCOX born 20 May 1747 in Rhode Island, and wife, MARY STUART of Connecticut. Mary Stuart was born 31 Dec. 1749 and she and Oliver died at 99 years in Plainfield, NY. Oliver Jr. was born in CT and died at Point Peninsula, Jefferson Co., NY. A descendant, MINOT I. WILCOX, of Toledo, Ohio stated that his grandmother, Mary Stuart, was of ANDREW NICHOLS, son of David and Jerusha (Spinning) Nichols was born in Oneida Co NY on 2 April 1806 and died in Chautauqua Co NY direct descent from the royal Stuarts of England.
Children of Lucinda Pomeroy and Oliver Wilcox:
1) LUCINDA WILCOX born 1801; died 1804
2) SALLY WILCOX BORN 1804
LAURA POMEROY, daughter of Elisha, was born 18 May 1787 and married OLIVER WILCOX, who had previously been married to her sister, Lucinda. Laura died 20 May 1844.
Children of Laura Pomeroy and Oliver Wilcox:
1) SAMANTHA WILCOX born 24 Jan 1807; died 1824
2) AUSTIN WILCOX born 23 Nov 1809; died 1831
3) WILLIAM WILCOX born 12 Nov 1811; died 1813
4) WELCOME WILCOX born 26 Oct. 1813
5) ORVILLE WILCOX born 23 June 1816; died 31 Dec 1872
6) EMELINE WILCOX born 2 October 1818
7) LEONARD WILCOX born 7 Jan 1821; died 12 May1880
8) SABRA WILCOX born 15 March 1823; died January 1847
9) CHAUNCEY F. WILCOX born 12 Aug. 1825
10) MARY ANN WILCOX born 23 April 1827
11) MINOT I. WILCOX born 7 April 1829; died Toledo, Ohio. Ship chandler and banker of Toledo.
Source: Pomeroy Geneal.
DAVID NICHOLS was the grandson of DAVID AND HANNAH (GASKILL) NICHOLS, and was born at Claverack, Columbia Co NY about 1775. He later settled in Jefferson Co., NY at Cape Vincent where he died in 1830. He saw service in the War of 1812 and was a farmer. He married JERUSHA SPINNING.
Children of David Nichols and Jerusha Spinning:
1) ELIJAH NICHOLS
2) ANDEW NICHOLS
3) LUCRETIA NICHOLS
4) GEORGE NICHOLS
5) DEMMICK NICHOLS
6) JULIANNA NICHOLS
ANDREW NICHOLS, son of David and Jerusha (Spinning) Nichols was born in Oneida Co NY on 2 April 1806 and died in Chautauqua Co NY on 13 May 1891. He was a farmer in Jefferson County, owned his own land and was engaged in the lumber business on the St. Lawrence River. In 1870 he sold his interest and moved to Chautauqua. In 1830 he married CORDELIA HOLCOMB born Essex Co NY on 22 March 1811; she died 21 October 1900 at 89 years, daughter of SULLIVAN HOLCOMB, born Guilford, CT 3 Dec. 1776 and who settled in Jefferson Co NY near Cape Vincent; where he died on 25 Jan. 1865 at 88 years. Sullivan married ABIGAIL LEE, born 7 Oct. 1778; died 7 Nov. 1866, daughter of SETH LEE.
Source: Geneal. Of Central NY See also: Migrations Part 11
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