ZILLA (ATWOOD) LOWE was the wife of Isaac Lowe (above No. 5). She was the daughter of ANTHONY and POLLY (CHANDLER) ATWOOD. Anthony Atwood was born in 1769 in Vermont where he was well known and a highly respected hotel keeper. In 1817 he came to Jefferson County and located at Depauville. At that time there were no houses where the village of Clayton later stood. He spent his life there and died 29 Oct. 1845 at 77 years. His wife, POLLY CHANDLER, was born in 1786 and she died in Depauville on 20 Sept. 1854 at 69 years. She as the daughter of ANTHONY CHANDLER, a relative of GOV. GORMAN CHANDLER of Vermont.
Children of Anthony Atwood and Polly Chandler:
ISAAC ATWOOD born 1810 Vermont; died Depauville on 29 Oct. 1845; came to Clayton with his father as a child. He married LUTHERA STETSON who was born 1814 and died 19 Sept. 1874.
Children of Isaac Atwood and Luthera Stetson:
a. JEANETTE ATWOOD
b. CHARLES ATWOOD
c. JAMES L. ATWOOD; married ARVILLA DODGE, daughter of FRANCIS DODGE
d. MONTREVILLE W. ATWOOD born in Clayton; married EMMA CLEVELAND, daughter of ISAAC AND ADELINE (HUDSON) CLEVELAND.
CYNTHIA ATWOOD; married OLIVER ROUSE
OLIVER P. ATWOOD born 1815; died 21 March 1845 at 30 years.
ZILLA ATWOOD born 6 May 1818; married Isaac Lowe
CORILLA ATWOOD born 1821 died 18 Nov 1839 at 18 years
WILLIAM C. ATWOOD lived in Clayton NY and died October 1903.
SAMPSON PHELPS, father of Eunice above, was born in New Salem MA in 1779 and died in 1857. Her mother, LOUISA SMITH, was born 30 Aug. 1783, daughter of JOB AND EUNICE (MCCLURE) SMITH.
JOHN DEMSTER LOWE, of Gunns Corners, was born in Clayton, Jefferson Co., NY on 9 Feb. 1857, son of JOHN AND EUNICE (PHEL PS) LOWE. (above) JOHN LOWE SR. was born 7 Jan 1810 in Deer River, Lewis Co NY and as an adult located in Clayton, Jefferson Co.., where he purchased a farm. In 1859 he bought a 185 acre farm at Gunns Corners which was later occupied by his sons, JOHN D. LOWE and ABEL F. LOWE. In 1832 John Sr. married EUNICE PHELPS who was born in Denmark, Lewis Co., NY on 8 Nov. 1813, daughter of SAMPSON AND LOUISA (SMITH) PHELPS. John Lowe died 22 Sept. 1876 at 66 years; Eunice died 22 Nov. 1900 at 89 years.
Children of John Lowe and Eunice Phelps:
ALZINA LOWE born 4 Aug. 1859; married M. V. COOK of Rodman, NY
JOHN D. LOWE; he and his brother Abel took over the management of the home farm after their father died in 1876.
LEONARD LOWE died 1895
ASHLEY D. LOWE; resident of Watertown NY; married IDA BALDWIN of Stone Mills, NY—one child, Gracie.
DELIA A. LOWE born 18 Mar. 1842; married ISAAC WEBB of Kalamazoo MI on 28 Nov. 1860—two children
ABEL F. LOWE born June 1844 in Clayton NY; served in the Civil War in a number of engagements and discharged as a private. Returned to the homestead farm and joined with his brother, JOHN D. LOWE, in general farming and buying/selling of cattle. In 1888 he married KATE CUMMINGS, daughter of A. E. CUMMINGS.
Children of Abel F. Lowe and Kate Cummings:
a. MAUD LOWE
b. JOHN LOWE
SYLVIA LOWE; married DAVID A. VAN CAMP of Perch River, NY.
DAVID A. VAN CAMP was a highly respected and successful businessman of Perch River, NY. He was born in the town of Clayton on 22 Sept. 1844, son of CORNELIUS VAN CAMP who was born in 1818 and died in May 1859, and MERCY SPICER. She was born 10 April 1819 and died 13 Oct. 1896. Cornelius was a farmer and extensive dealer in cattle, and was a son of HENRY D. VAN CAMP, born in Montgomery Co NY, a farmer by occupation who died at Stone Mills.
David received his education in the common schools of Clayton and the Lafarge Institute. During the Civil War he enlisted in Company H. and served until the close of the war. He married on 19 March 1868 to SYLVIA A. LOW, born 31 Dec. 1846 in Clayton NY, daughter of JOHN AND EUNICE (PHELPS) LOW, above. David A. Camp died 17 Oct. 1901.
Children of David Van Camp and Sylvia Low:
CHARLES H. VAN CAMP born 10 Jan. 1869; resided Perch River
PITT DE ELTON VAN CAMP born 13 April 1872; educated at Perch River and Fort Plain Military School; moved to Bisbee ND where he was a telegraph operator on the Great Northern Railroad.
CARRIE GRACE VAN CAMP born 6 July 1877; died 17 Aug. 1888
ROY DAVID VAN CAMP born 1 Feb. 1886; attended common schools at Brownville; attended Park College, MO.
Source: Oakes Vol. 1.
TAYLOR E. CALKINS was the brother-in-law of MRS. DAVID A. VAN CAMP, and was born near Perch River, NY on 21 April 1849, so of ERVIN CALKINS and grandson of SETH CALKINS. He was the great grandson of ASAHEL CALKINS, a native of NY state who died in Oswego Co NY and whose wife, LENA (SAVINS) CALKINS bore 12 children. SETH CALKINS married NANCY HOLMES and she also had 12 children. ERVIN CALKINS was born in Canada and moved to Oswego Co NY and then to Jefferson County, near the home of the then-widow of TAYLOR E. CALKINS, where he first conducted farming operations until he died. Ervin married 1st to ABIGAIL WRIGHT and they had two children—Ann Eliza and Jane. Ervin married 2nd to MARY MCCOMBS of McComb's settlement, daughter of JOHN AND MAGDALENA (FRANK) MCCOMBS.
Children of Ervin Calkins and Mary McCombs:
GEORGE CALKINS; served as chaplain in the Civil War
HENRY CALKINS served as corporal in the Civil War and died at Antioch Church, VA
WALTER CALKINS; resident of Dexter; served in the Civil War in Co. G.; married CHRISTINA E. LOWE, daughter of JACOB AND BETSEY (HANCOCK) LOWE of Brownville. Christina died at 90 years.
Children of Walter Calkins and Christina E. Lowe:
a. GEORGE E. CALKINS born 29 Aug. 1866; died 22 Jan. 1894
b. EVA M. CALKINS
c. ARTHUR G. CALKINS
d. REV. JOHN CALKINS; resident of Ox Bow
e. EDWIN CALKINS; resident of Watertown; born 1847 died 1914 Watertown
f. TAYLOR E. CALKINS; born 21 April 1849 raised in Perch River, NY; attended common schools in Adams and the Belleville Instit. Was a farmer by occupation and on 2 Feb. 1875 married CLARA VAN CAMP, daughter of CORNELIUS AND MERCY (SPICER) VAN CAMP. Cornelius died in April 1859 and Mercy died 13 April 1896. Taylor died at his home in Perch River on 27 Nov. 1902-3. Clara, his wife who was born 22 Sept. 1853, died 26 June 1931 and is buried at Perch River.
Source: Oakes Vol. 1.
O. P. CARRUTH, farmer was born Jefferson Co., NY on 8 Sept. 1829. He was one of eight children born to WILLIAM AND ELEANOR PATTERSON-CARRUTH, natives of Springfield, MA and Fort Anne NY respectively. O. P. was raised in Jefferson County and at 21 years went to Auburn NY where he spent six years in a boot and shoe establishment. On 27 Oct. 1859 he was married to MARY VEEDER, a native of that county and a daughter of Dr. Veeder who was one of the old residents of that township. After his marriage he moved to his present farm in Mount Pleasant, Wabash Co., MN. His wife died on 19 March 1879. They had four children: FRED H. CARRUTH, ELLEN B. CARRUTH. Source: Hist. Of Wabasha Co MN
PARLEY BROWN, attorney of Lake City, Wabasha Co., was a native of Lorraine, Jefferson Co NY, son of WALTER AND ABIGAIL (RISLEY) BROWN. He was one of 14 children in the family. He was born 11 April 1818 and reared on the farm until 21 and then learned the miller's trade. Eventually his studies turned to the pursuit of law. In 1862 he moved to Minnesota and located at Lake City. In 1840 he married MARIA MYERS, a native of Schoharie Co NY. They had six children—two sons and four daughters—and died in 1875. His second marriage in 1875 was to CHARLOTTE TOTMAN, who was born and reared in Jefferson Co NY. Source: Hist. Of Wabasha Co MN
CALVIN DICKINSON VILAS, M.D. Was the first physician to locate in lake City, Wabasha Co., and was born 1 May 1822 in Antwerp, Jefferson Co NY. His parents were NATHANIEL VILAS and BETSEY DICKINSON both of New Hampshire. Nathaniel was a pension of the War of 1812. Nathaniel operated a large tannery which he built at Sterling Center, NY . Calvin attended medical school and graduated in 1846. In December of that year he married MARY C. FORD, daughter of WILLIAM AND MARY C (WRIGHT) FORD. Mary was born 1818 in Antwerp, Jefferson Co. and reared in Sterling. The couple had several children. Source: Hist. Of Wabash Co MN
GREEN GARNER was an enterprising Rhode Island Yankee who lived in the Town of Norway, Herkimer Co., NY. He moved to Herkimer in about 1796 and bought 200 acres of land, south of the village and also the mill sites on Manly Brook. In 1798 he built a saw mill and a grist mill and added a distillery in 1803. In about 1809 he sold his farm land and mil property and moved to Great Bend, Jefferson County NY.
GEORGE C. GARNER of Danube, Herk. Co., was born in Danube in Dec. 1851, son of PETER GARNER. His grandfather, JOHN GARNER, settled in Jefferson Co NY.
CHARLES B. REDWAY of German Flats was born in Jefferson Co NY on 21 July 1865. He was the son of ALBERT P. REDWAY, whose father was ALBERT G. REDWAY, a native of Vermont.
GOULD SILLIMAN was of Russia in Herkimer Co. He was born in Frankfort on 26 April 1834. In 1864 he moved to Ilion as a contractor. He married MILLA A. HULL and they had four children. Milla was born in Watertown, Jefferson Co NY on 22 Oct. 1838, daughter of SHUBAL HULL
HENRY W. HULL was born in Watertown, Jefferson Co NY on 10 May 1836 and settled in Litchfield Herkimer co in 1878. He married ELIZA M. JONES and had two children. HENRY HULL was the son of SHUBEL HULL, a native of Watertown, Jefferson Co. Shubel married SOPHRONIA PIERCE of Lorraine, Jefferson Co. NY and was the son of JOHN HULL a mason contractor and builder, who was a native of CT and settled early in Jefferson Co.
ALEX L. MORSE of Dolgeville, Herk. Co, was born in Jefferson Co NY on 12 Oct. 1832.
HENRY WALRATH of Litchfield, Herk Co., was born in Jefferson Co, on 23 Nov. 1837.
NELSON W. SHOLES of Winfield, Herk. Co, was born in Jefferson Co on 22 may 1822, son of RODERICK SHOLES, who was born in CT. Roderick came in about 1802 with his mother, brother and one sister to Otsego Co and settled there. He married about 1820 to ZAMA COLE, a native of Otsego Co. They had six children.
ADAM H. FIKES of Stark, married AMANDA SHIMEL. She was the daughter of JACOB AND KATIE (FORT)SHIMEL. Jacob Shimel was born in Jefferson Co. and died at Richfield in June 1890 at 92 and his wife at 70.
Source: Hist. , Herk Co NY
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