JEFFERSON COUNTY NEW YORK

JEFFERSON COUNTY MIGRATIONS

Migrations Part 53: BURDICK, CORY, DIGHTON, DODGE, HOLDEN, LILLIE, MOORE, MOYER, ROSEBOOM, SCOTT, SHELMIDINE, SIBLEY, TAGGART, UNDERWOOD, WHITNEY


JAMES DODGE, son of James Dodge, was born in Jefferson Co NY in 1837 and died in Afton NY on 16 Jan. 1910. He attended public schools in Jefferson Co. and married on 10 Dec. 1867 to ALICE ADAMS. She was born in Plainfield NY on 10 Dec. 1843, daughter of WILLIAM and SARA ANN (POPE) ADAMS. See also Migrations No. 35

Children of James Dodge and Alice Adams:

1. JESSSIE DODGE born 18 March 1869; married IRA K. THOMAS of Grand Rapids MI

2. JAMES LYNN DODGE born 12 April 1870, a civil engineer for Westinghouse Co of NYC; lived Ridgewood NJ; married CATHERINE YOUNG

3. WILLIAM LEE DODGE (DR.) born 4 Feb 1873. Married 5 July 1898 to ABIGAIL QUINN of Clayville NY daughter of JOHN AND MARIA (WALKER) QUINN.

Source: Hist. Of Southern NY


BYRON L. MOYER, son of ALEXANDER MOYER, was born 14 Aug 1864. He attended school in Phoenix NY. He married on 13 June 1900 to ADA S. REMINGTON, born Jefferson Co NY, daughter of DEWITT AND ELLA (SKINNER) REMINGTON.
Source: Hist. Of Southern NY

JAMES CORY was born in 1762 in New Hampshire where he lived for most of his life and then moved to Jefferson Co NY and settled on a farm which passed to his descendants. He built a log house and married Polly (---). Mrs. Cory survived her husband by several years and was 90 years at her death.

Children of James and Polly Cory:

1. CURTIS CORY was born 30 April 1793 in Sullivan, Cheshire Co NH where he passed his early life and came to Jefferson Co. at 18 years. With an elder brother he walked from Keene with an ax over his shoulder. He first worked for Mr. Woodruff at Sanford's Corners clearing land. In 1820 he purchased a farm and built a log house, which he later replaced with a frame house, which at the time was the only one in the region. Curtis died 30 April 1868 and Nancy died 3 Oct. 1872. He married 1st to ANNIS BURLINGAME of Pillar Point on 5 Nov. 1822. She died 29 Jan 1824 and he married 2nd on 31 Jan. 1835 to NANCY PARKINSON, who was born 5 May 1795 in Schoharie Co NY. They had six children.

Children of Curtis Cory and Annis Burlingame and Nancy Parkinson:

a. CURTIS CORY (son of Curtis and Nancy) was born 22 Nov. 1837 and received his education in Jefferson Co. In 1859 he married HANNAH BURDICK, a native of LeRay. She also married ALVAH SCOFIELD who came from Saratoga Co, veteran of the War of 1812. They had seven children. Hannah died in 1885 at 83 years and LeRay and is buried there under the name HANNAH SCOFIELD. Alvah Scofield died in 1880 at 84 years and is also buried at LeRay.

Children of Curtis Cory and Hannah Burdick:

1. WILLIAM B. CORY; lived Black River married FLORENCE MARTIN

2. ANDREW E. CORY; lived in Watertown and married ELIZABETH MARTIN, sister of his brother's wife.

3. MARY J. CORY; married SIMEON WAFFLE of Black River and had son Clarence.

4. JOHN M. CORY; lived Watertown and married ELLA ROBERTS

Children of John M. Cory and Ella Roberts:

a.. BYRON CORY

b. HANNAH MAY CORY

c. NETTIE CORY

b. LUCY CORY married JOHN W. ACKERMAN and died at Hounsville NY in 1902.

c. MARY J. CORY married JOSEPH CHILD and died 24 May 1862 at 28 years

d. AARON CORY settled in Iowa where he died

e. two sons who died young

Source: Oakes Vol 2.


WILLIAM BURDICK was born 30 Sept 1808 in Dutchess Co., NY., son of EPHRAIM AND NANCY (PARSONS) BURDICK and died at 47 yrs 3 mos 7 days and is buried in LeRay. He came to Jefferson County early and bought 40 acres of land. He married RACHEL CHILD, a native of Jefferson Co, who died 5 Oct. 1864 at 51 years 8 months 23 days. She is buried in the Quaker Cemetery at Fort Drum. They had three children:

Children of William Burdick and Rachel Child:

ANNIE BURDICK was born 1831 and died 1912 at LeRay; married WINCHESTER WRIGHT and lived in Philadelphia NY. Winchester was born in 1828 and died in 1913 at LeRay.

HANNAH BURDICK who married CURTIS CORY (above)

EPHRAIM BURDICK was born in 1838 and died in 1911 at LeRay. His wife was ROZILLA A. GIPSON, born 1840 and died 1913 at LeRay.

Source: Oakes Vol. 2.


WILLIAM HENRY UNDERWOOD was the great grandson of JOSEPH UNDERWOOD, a soldier of the Revolutionary War, whose son, also named JOSEPH UNDERWOOD, was born in 1771 in Vermont. He moved to Jefferson County NY and was one of the first settlers of the town of Rutland where he lived for many years. Joseph (born 1771) married REBECCA HAYES and they had seven children. He died in Brownville in 1843 at 71years, 6 mos.

Children of Joseph Underwood and Rebecca Hayes:

WILLIAM UNDERWOOD

ELIZABETH UNDERWOOD

SARAH UNDERWOOD

CLARISSA UNDERWOOD

HULDAH UNDERWOOD

WARREN UNDERWOOD

JOSEPH UNDERWOOD.

JOSEPH UNDERWOOD, son of JOSEPH UNDERWOOD AND REBECCA HAYES, was born in 1806 in Vermont and educated in the town of Rutland where he learned the trade of shoemaker. He married LOUISA SCOTT, daughter of JEREMIAH AND SALLY (BUSH) SCOTT. She was born 1823 and died in 1871. JEREMIAH SCOTT was one of the early settlers of the town of Brownville where he cleared eleven farms. Louisa Scott was born in 1810 in Hamsley, Lewis Co NY and died 1858 at 48 years. Joseph subsequently married JULIA WHITNEY, daughter of DANIEL AND ARVILLA (MARSH) WHITNEY of Brownville. Julia was born in 1839 and died in 1914 at Brownville. Joseph died at 82 years in 1895.

Children of Joseph Underwood and Louisa Scott:

WILLIAM H. UNDERWOOD

CHARLES UNDERWOOD; lived in Limerick

MORELL UNDERWOOD; lived Terra Haute Indiana

WILLIAM H. UNDERWOOD, son of Joseph and Louisa Underwood, was born 23 April 1843 in Brownville where he attended the district school until age 18. He served in the Civil War for 18 months and discharged in 1865. In 1878 he moved to Dexter and purchased the hotel in the center of the village, known as the Hotel Underwood, which he sold in 1904. In 1870 he married GENEVIEVE ROSEBOOM and they had two children. Genevieve was the daughter of I. ALANSON AND SUSAN (DWELLY)ROSEBOOM. Her father was a native of Dexter, who was a prosperous farmer. He died at 55 years.

Children of I. Alanson Roseboom and Susan Dwelly

JOHN ROSEBOOM; lived Dowagiac MI

EDGAR ROSEBOOM of Watertown NY

JEROME ROSEBOOM of Sacketts Harbor

NANCY ROSEBOOM; married HARRISON S. DEAN; lived Watertown

JOSEPHINE ROSEBOOM who married WILLIAM HATHAWAY, a banker of Watertown

GENEVIEVE ROSEBOOM who was born April 1848; married WILLIAM H. UNDERWOOD

GEORGE ROSEBOOM; resident of Limerick

FANNY ROSEBOOM; married ALBERT ALLEN of Petersburg VA.

Source: Oakes Vol. 2


CHRISTOPHER A. HOLDEN died at his residence on Arsenal Street in Watertown, Jefferson Co NY on 30 October 1886 in his 64th year. He was born in North Adams, MA on 24 Oct. 1823, son of CHRISTOPHER (SR) AND SARAH (POTTER) HOLDEN. Christopher, native of MA, followed his trade of shoemaker in North Adams MA and died at about 70 years. His wife, Sarah Potter, was a native of Rhode Island and died at 68 years ; they had six children:

Children of Christopher Holden SR. and Sarah Potter:

LYDIA HOLDEN

EDWARD HOLDEN

WILLIAM HOLDEN

SARAH HOLDEN

FRANCIS HOLDEN

CHRISTOPHER A. HOLDEN

CHARLES HOLDEN.

Christopher A. Holden (Jr.) spent his early years in North Adams MA and at 13 years went to Northampton MA to learn the trade of tinsmith.
In 1843 he was at Bennington VT, a foreman in the shop of Graves and Root until 1852 when he moved to Watertown, NY. He operated the tinware business on Factory Square in Watertown and they manufactured tinware; with six peddler carts for distribution. The business grew rapidly and their facilities grew and expanded as well. In 1882 the company had 100 employees and sent out 45 peddler wagons Christopher married at Bennington VT in 1849 to LUCY L. SIBLEY who was born 16 Aug. 1826 Lucy died on 9 Jan. 1877 and in Nov. 1878 Christopher married SARINA D. SIBLEY, born 8 May 1840 in Bennington VT, sister of his first wife.

Children of Christopher A. Holden and Lucy L. Sibley:

ALICE D. HOLDEN; married 1st SAMUEL FORSYTH and 2nd VINCENT W. NIMS of Painesville OH.

SABRINA S. HOLDEN; married W. F. Bingham of NY City

ANSON HOLDEN

ISAAC SABIN HOLDEN

FRANCES D. HOLDEN; died young

DWIGHT ANSON HOLDEN died at 27 years

FLORA N. HOLDEN; wife of G. S. FARMER

CHESTER SIBLEY, father of Lucy and Sarina, was born in and spent his life in Bennington VT where he died at 76 years. He was a farmer and
son of ZADOC SIBLEY, who was the first member of the family to settle in Bennington. MARIA LILLIE, wife of Chester Sibley, was born in Pownal VT, daughter of CALEB and AMELIA (BASSETT) LILLIE, natives of Suffield CT. Caleb Lillie was a farmer during his later years in Pownal VT where he died at 80 years. His father, EBENEZER LILLIE was a Revolutionary War soldier who drew a pension. Chester and Maria were the parents of six children.

Source: Oakes Vol. 2.


HENRY TAGGART, a Scotchman, emigrated from the Isle of Man before the middle of the eighteenth century. His son, Joseph, resided in Newport RI, where he carried on a shipping trade. At the beginning of the nineteenth century he came to Black River country. His son, Henry, was born in LeRay where he became a prominent farmer. HENRY TAGGART married JULINA DIGHTON, daughter of JOHN DIGHTON, one of the early settlers of Pamelia, Jefferson Co. John Dighton's father came to America as a soldier in Burgoyne's army but after the Battle of Saratoga, became a citizen of the US and a soldier in the Continental Army.

JOSEPH B. TAGGART, son of Henry and Julina (Dighton) Taggart, was born 13 July 823 in LeRay, where he received his education and for a time farmed. He went west where he remained for three years and on his return settled in Evans Mills where he opened a general store. After conducting this business for some years, he moved to Erie County, NY and then returned to Jefferson Co where he engaged in farming for seven years. He married MARGARET BENOIT, a native of Chateaugay, Franklin Co NY, who died 31 Aug. 1875.

Children of Joseph B. Taggart and Margaret Benoit:

JOSEPH W. TAGGART

GEORGE H. TAGGART of Paris France

SUSIE TAGGART; married W. C. JONES of Watertown.

JOSEPH W. TAGGART, son of Joseph B. and Margaret, was born 12 Dec. 1862 at Evans Mills. In 1894 he married CAROLINE RICHARDSON, daughter of ROBERT RICHARDSON, a leading manufacturer of Watertown.

Children of Joseph W. Taggart and Caroline Richardson:

JOHN C. TAGGART of Rochester NY

CAROLINE TAGGART born 1865 in Watertown; married JOSEPH W. TAGGART.

Source: Oakes Vol. 2.


BENJAMIN SHELMIDINE was born in 1775 in Schoharie Co NY and married POLLY JUDD.

Children of Benjamin Shelmidine and Polly Judd:

WILLIAM SHELMIDINE

SALLY SHELMIDINE; married W. GOODRICH

ETHIEL SHELMIDINE

HULDAH SHELMIDINE married JOHN CUNNINGHAM

ALMIRA SHELMIDINE; married GEORGE BURTON

ROSINA SHELMIDINE; in PA

DATUS SHELMIDINE in Iowa

OLIVE SHELMIDINE; died young

WILLIAM SHELMIDINE, son of Benjamin and Polly, was born in 1806 and a farmer. He died in 1860 at his home in Lorraine NY. His widow died 25 April 1898 at 87 years. He married in 1830 to ANNA LAMPHER, daughter of ISAAC AND ROSANNA (LOWN) LAMPHER.

Children of William Shelmidine and Anna Lampher:

ROSINA SHELMIDINE; died at 23 years

NANCY SHELMIDINE; married SAMUEL MCCUMBER

JEROME SHELMIDINE died age 3

JOHN SHELMIDINE died in the army in 1862

JEROME L. SHELMIDINE

HULDAH SHELMIDINE; died as infant

LESTER SHELMIDINE died at 6 years

HULDAH SHELMIDINE; married A. WAGENER (See ABEEL WAGNER in PIONEER WAGONER FAMILY)

BENJAMIN B. SHELMIDINE lived in Lorraine NY

ALVIRA SHELMIDINE

MARY R. SHELMIDINE; married ELI CAULKINS

JEROME SHELMIDINE, son of William and Anna, was born 9 May 1838 in Lorraine, NY. He married in 1861 to BETSEY R. MIDDLETON in Black River, Jefferson Co, daughter of ANDREW AND ROXIANA (SCOTT)MIDDLETON. Andrew Middleton was an early settler of Lorraine, Jefferson Co.

Children of Jerome Shelmidine and Betsey R. Middleton:

ORA L. SHELMIDINE was born 25 Feb. 1863 in Lorraine. He married 1 August 1895 to JENNIE MOORE, daughter of CARLTON MOORE, a merchant in Lorraine.

JOHN D. SHELMIDINE was born 1869; farmer and hide dealer

CARLTON MOORE died 21 Sept. 1899. He and his wife had 14 children:

MARTHA MOORE married EVERETT CALKINS of Lrraine

MINNIE MOORE lived in Lorraine

EDWARD H. MOORE; resident of Lorraine

STEPHEN A. MOORE; merchant of E. Rodman

JENNIE MOORE; married Ora L. Shelmidine

FRANK A. MOORE; supervisor in Lorraine for two years.

Source: Oakes Vol. 2.




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