Jefferson County, New York


Migrations from Jefferson County to:
Dubuque Co., Iowa
Dane Co. & Outagamie Co., Wisconsin



History of Dubuque Co, Iowa
Western Historical Co., Chicago, 1880

page 797:
EDWARD A. GUILBERT, M.D., of Dubuque; was born in Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY on the 12th of June, 1826; he attended public schools and also received instruction in the Black River Institute at Watertown; in 1837, his father's family moved to Chicago. His professional studies were commenced in the year 1843, and, after a four-year course, he graduated at Rush Medical College, Chicago; for several years he was the confidential student in the office of the late eminent Prof. Daniel Brainerd. In 1847, he married Miss KATHLEEN SOMERS, a young lady of education and refinement, having studied in the famous academy of Mrs. Emma Willard of Troy, NY. Nine children have been born to them, six of whom survive...

page 936:
S. GOODALE, proprietor of the American House, Farley; is a native of Lewis Co., NY and was born Dec. 9, 1825...In 1854, he was united in marriage to Miss M. E. HUBBARD, a native of Jefferson Co., NY. They have four children--Leon H., Everitt V. and Edna V. (twins), and Clark F.

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A. C. TUCKER, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Pin Oak; he was born Feb. 23, 1833 in Jefferson Co., NY; in 1857 he came to Dubuque Col; owns 400 acres of land...Married Miss. S. F. Floyd in 1850; she was born in 1840 in Concord Township; they had three children, two living--George and John; they lost Elizabeth, age 3 years.

L. E. TUCKER, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Pin Oak; born Oct. 18, 1838,, in Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY; in 1862 he came West, and has been engaged in teaching school and dealing in general merchandise at various points, both in Illinois and Iowa; he has been a resident of this township since 1869; he owns large tracts of land in this county, as well as in other parts of the State. He married Miss Fannie E., daughter of J. H. Floyd, who is probably the oldest settler and also the largest landowner in the county; they were married June 21, 1869; she was born in Concord Township; they have three children--Martha E., Nettie C. and Jackson G.

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ASA HORR, physician and surgeon 872 Main St.; is a native of Ohio and was born Sept. 2, 1817; his parents were Isaac Horr and Nancy Smith Horr, both of New England stock. The father of Asa was an early settler in the Black River country, in New York, and opened a farm there prior to emigrating to Ohio; in the latter State he engaged in mercantile business, and afterward returned to New York in 1827. and died in Watertown, Jeff. Co., soon afterward...




HISTORY OF DANE COUNTY, WISCONSIN:
Biographical and Genealogical, Madison: Western Historical Association, 1906.

LOREN BAKER is a prominent farmer and stock raiser of the town of Medina and came to Dane County with his parents, GAYLORD and ADELINE (SPERRY) BAKER, when he was ten years of age. Gaylord Baker was born in Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY, in 1821, the youngest son of STEPHEN and MARGARET (LEMON) BAKER. His first wife was born in Ohio on October 18, 1825. Mr. Gaylord Baker was educated in Jefferson Co., NY and came to Jefferson Co., Wisconsin 1845 and to Medina in 1864. He obtained a farm of one hundred and three acres in Medina Township and there his wife still lives. Mr. Baker died in 1902. Six children were born to them, of whom but four are living. Mr. and Mrs. Baker attended the Universalist Church. Loren was born in Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI on December 13, 1854. In 1888 he married Miss Alice Wood, born Dane Co., WI, daughter of G. D. Wood and Lovina Van Dassbeck Wood, who came to Dane Co. from NY State. ...

CHARLES J. DODGE is proprietor of the Eclipse Creamery of Windsor and owner of a one half interest in creameries At Keyser, Token, Lodi and Stewart, all of which he is manager. He came to Windsor in 1890 and has ever since been prominent in the business circles of the community. The family is of Connecticut descent; Chester Dodge, grandfather of Charles J., was born in Connecticut and married Miss Martha Cone, also of Connecticut. They lived in Jefferson Co., NY, and later near Pulaski, Oswego Co. Their son, MARCUS W. DODGE was born in Jefferson Co., NY, August 21, 1821 and was educated in the home schools and married Miss JULIA ANN HENDRICKSON, who was born near Richland in the same county on January 15, 1823. In 1854 they came to Lake Co, ILL and bought a farm near the village of Barrington. Mr. Dodge died in 1894 and his widow still lives in Barrington, 83 years of age. Eight children were born to them and six sons are now living...Charles J. Dodge, son of Marcus W. was born at Cuba, Lake Co., ILL, on Oct. 12, 1856...On august 21, 1878 he married Miss Elizabeth Wilson, born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on Agu. 12, 1855, daughter of George and Mary (Craigmile) Wilson, who came to Cook Co., ILL in 1858 and settled on a farm. Mr. and Mrs. Dodge had five children.

GEORGE DODGE, farmer and stock breeder of Roxbury Township, was born in the township of Lyme, Jeff. Co., NY on March 14, 1828. His parents were WILLIAM KING and MARY ANNN (HUBBARD) DODGE, the former of whom was born in Block Island, on November 7, 1797, while the mother was born i the state of NY on March 9, 1800. They were married in Jefferson Co., NY and lived there for a number of years afterward, the father's occupation being that of a farmer. In 1844, they migrated to Wisconsin and later to Waukesha Co.; two years later to Dane Co.on a farm of 160 acres that they received from the government by soldiers' land warrant. The mother died August 8, 1881 and the father on June 29, 1887. They had several children, seven of whom reached adulthood. GEORGE DODGE, their son, attended schools of Jeff. Co., NY until age 16, when his family left Jeff. Co., NY. He married on May 1, 1853 Miss ELLEN ALECIA BRERETON, born Nov. 30, 1833...George and Ellen were the parents of nine children.

JOHN W. GREENMAN was a farmer in the town of Vienna from 1862 until 1897, when he retired and moved to Morrisonville. He was the son of JAMES GREENMAN and grandson of JEREMIAH GREENMAN of Providence, RI. Jeremiah Greenman was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. James Greenman was born at Providence in 1805 and educated in Rhode Island; he married Miss MARY WASHINGTON WHITE, who was born in Rhode Island in 1812. They lived for a time in Fulton Co., NY and came to Dane Co., WI in 1874. Here they lived for two years and then went to Redfield, S. Dak., where Mr. Greenman died in 1885 and his wife in 1890. Of their six children, but four are living--James Greenman was a carpenter, his son, JOHN W., was born in Fulton Co., NY on May 7, 1833, was educated in the home schools and learned the blacksmith trade. He was a manufacturer of wooden measures in Jeff. Co., NY and in 1858, came to Dane Co., where he engaged in farming... On January 16, 1856, he married Miss MELISSA TARBULL, who was born in Adams, Jeff. Co., NY on November 21, 1839, daughter of OBIJAH and OLIVE (HEMSTREET) TARBULL, who came to Vienna from NY in 1862. Mr. Tarbull was a veteran of the Civil War and three of the sons also served in the Union Army. John W. and Melissa had four children...

CHARLES HILDRETH is one of the well known and popular citizens of Dane County...a native of the Empire State, and a scion of a family founded in America in the colonial epoch, he was born in Watertown, Jeff. Co., NY in 1851, the son of LAMPSON and SARAH (TUTTLE) HILDRETH, both of whom were likewise born in that county. The maternal grandfather and two of his brothers were soldiers in the War of 1812. When Charles was a child of about three years, his parents moved from NY State to Wisconsin...On April 22, 1881, he was united in marriage to Miss EMMA WISE, daughter of SOLOMON and AMANDA (UNAX) WISE, of Davis, Stephenson Co., ILL. They had no children.

FRANCIS B. HYLAND, one of the most progressive and popular citizens of Stoughton, WI...a native of the Empire State, having been born in Mannsville, Jeff. Co., NY on January 12, 1845. He was the son of EDWARD and MARY HYLAND, both of whom were born and reared in County Limerick, Ireland, whence they immigrated to the US in the thirties, first in NY city and later to Jefferson Co., NY, where the father followed his trade, that of tailor, until 1849, when he removed with his family to Wisconsin...Edward Hyland died in Iowa at about 75 years, his wife having died in 1859. They were the parents of eight children...

JOHN T. KING, president of the King and Walker Mfg. Co, was born in Cape Vincent, Jeff. Co., NY on December 14, 1850, son of LORENZO D. and JULIA ANN (SCHRYVER) KING, the former a native of Vermont, the latter of Pennsylvania. Lorenzo came to Wisconsin in 1851 and located in Dodge Co. He died in 1864 at age 47 and his widow died four years later...John T. King married on August 17, 1872 to Miss MARY A. CRAIG, daughter of SAMUEL and ELIZA CRAIG. Mr. and Mrs. King have but one child, GILBERT WILLIAM, born June 10, 1874, and died November 21, 1890...

GEORGE W. RICHARDSON of Dane, Dane Co, WI was of a NY family. His paternal grandfather was BENJ. RICHARDSON who lived and died in that state. His parents were GEO. W. and MARIA (HAZLETT) RICHARDSON, the former born in NY in 1824, and the latter in Elmira, NY in 1828. They were married in Illinois and were residents of Genoa, Dekalb Co, until their deaths--his in 1886 and hers in 1903. They had two sons and three daughters and all except one daughter are living. ...

GEO. W. married on April 10, 1888, to Miss SARAH E. WESTOVER, born in Clintonville, IL on March 12, 1858. Her parents were BENJ. and BERTHA (BARNS). He was born in Sheffield, Berkshire Co., MA and she in Alexandria, Jefferson Co., NY on March 28, 1816 and October 4, 1827, respectively. They married on January 1, 1852...she died on December 17, 1894. The paternal grandparents of MRS. RICHARDSON were Abijah, born March 20, 1773, and Lois (CARRIER) WESTOVER, born February 17, 1782. He died Dec. 20, 1821, and his wife survived him nearly 40 years, passing away in 1861 or '62. Her maternal grandparents were IRA BARNS, born Sept. 21, 1800 and ELIZA (CARNEGIE) BARNS, born June 19, 1806 and died Aug. 3, 1887. IRA BARNS was the son of JABEZ and MARY (CROWELL) BARNS. He died at Alexandria, Jeff. Co., NY in the twenties and she in July, 1859 at Pawpaw, Lee Co, Ill. ELIZA CARNEGIE was the daughter of JAMES and ABIGAIL (HOLSEY) CARNEGIE, both born in VT, where she died in 1812. Her husband lived to marry five times and died in Alexandria, Jeff. Co., NY at 77 years. His parents were ANDREW and LYDIA (ROBINS) CARNEGIE.




HISTORY OF OUTAGAMIE CO., WISCONSIN, by Thomas Henry Ryan,
pub: Chicago: Goodspeed Historical Assoc. (1911?).

ADELBERT B. CARTER, one of the well-cultivated, highly productive farms of Seymour Township is that owned by ADELBERT B. CARTER, located on section 18, where Mr. Carter has carried on operations since 1889. He is a native of Dodge Co., Wisconsin where he was born November 30, 1863, a son of ARNOLD and JANE CELESTINE (WILSON) CARTER, natives of Jefferson Co., NY. The parents of Mr. Carter were married in their native county, after which they emigrated to Dodge Co., Wisconsin, and for three or four years were engaged in farming there, then removing to the State of Missouri. During the Civil War, the family returned to Wisconsin, and Mr. Carter enlisted in Company 1, First Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, and after his service was completed he returned to the farm which he had purchased previous to enlistment in Osborne Township, Outagamie County. There he erected a log cabin and stable and continued to carry on farming operations until his death.

ALLEN A. FRASER, who owns and operates a large lumber yard and planning mill at Appleton, Wisconsin, is one of the successful self-made men of that city. He has been a life-long resident of Appleton, where he was born November 23, 1872, a son of HUGH and EVELYN (Fish) FRASER, the former a native of Scotland and the latter of Jefferson Co., NY. Hugh Fraser came to Outagamie Co., Wisconsin, in 1861, and during the remainder of his life was engaged in agricultural pursuits, dying December 9, 1903, while his widow still survives. Seven children were born to this couple: Jessie, who married Louis Tachman, a resident of Outagamie Co; Allen A.; Nellie; Sadie, who married Harlow Brown, a resident of Alberta, Canada; Hugh engaged with Allen A. in Business; Warren, who is deceased; and Edward, who is also engaged in business with Allen A. On June 30, 1896, Mr. Fraser was married to Carrie Metthes, of Appleton, daughter of John Metthes, and they have had five children....

AUGUSTUS L. MURPHY, one of the leading business citizens of Hortonville, Wisconsin, who is secretary of the Farmer's Home Mutual Ins. Co., one of the largest organizations of its kind in the country, was born October 23, 1848, in Jefferson Co., NY, the only surviving child of the eight born to ADAM and JOSEPH P. (VEBBER) MURPHY. Adam Murphy was of Irish descent, and was left an orphan at an early age, being reared by a Holland family of the Mohawk Valley...Augustus L. Murphy, when 20 years of age, started out to make his own way in the world, and in the spring of 1869 arrived in Outagamie Co., where he began working on a farm. In 1872, Mr. Murphy was married to MATILDA JACK, daughter of HIRAM and MARY (HUNER) JACK, the former born in New Brunswick in 1819, a son of a native of Maine of Irish descent, and Mrs. Jack a native of Scotland, who came to the Untied States at the age of two years...They were married in 1841 and came to Outagamie Co., 13 years later...

LOUIS JACQUOT, one of Hortonville's prominent and influential citizens, who has been engaged in the hotel and livery business here for nearly a quarter of a century, was born in Cape Vincent, Jeff. Co., NY on August 25, 1839, one of the seven children of FRANCIS and BLIN (MILLER) JACQUOT. Francis Jacquot was a wine grower in the suburbs of Paris, France and came to America in 1826, locating in Pleasant Valley, NY, where he engaged in farming and died when his son, Louis, was still very young. His widow sold out 16 years after his death and came west to Greenville Township, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin in 1856, buying 80 acres of land in Hortonia Township, which she gave to her son, Louis and here she passed the remainder of her life...In 1858, Louis Jacquot married CLARA C. WOOD, daughter of CLARK WOOD, who came to Outagamie Co., from NY, in 1854. Mr. Jacquot's first wife died in 1903 and he was married, second, May 5, 1909, to Mrs. LUCINDA P. (WHITMAN) McMURDO, the widow of JOHN M. McMURDO, JR....

EDWIN S. PALMER, who has resided on is present farm for considerably over a half a century and is now numbered among the representative pioneer citizens of this section, has watched Greenville Township grow from a wilderness infested with wild game and wilder Indians to a peaceful civilized community covered with thriving business centers and abundant, prosperous farms. Born April 19, 1827 in Jefferson Co., NY, Mr. Palmer is a son of DAVID and MARGARET (McKunen) PALMER, the former a farm of near Saratoga, NY and the latter a native of New York City. They never left NY but followed farming throughout their lives there. Edwin S. Palmer was one of eight children, five of whom were sons, and after securing a district education in his home neighborhood, followed farming until he was 21 years of age...On June 7, 1854, Mr. Palmer married MARTHA A. LEWIS, born in Jefferson Co., NY. They were the parents of five children. Mrs. Palmer, the mother, passed to her final rest on October 27, 1909.

WARREN M. WEBSTER of Appleton, Wisconsin, was born in Oneida Co., NY in 1837, and a son of MATTHEW and ELECTA WEBSTER, both of whom died when Mr. Webster was a boy...In 1861, WARREN M. WEBSTER was united in marriage with LUCY M. SCOTT, of Theresa, Jefferson Co., NY, the home of Mr. Webster, and she died there. In 1871, Mr. Webster married, second, ELIZA M. COPELAND, a native of the Dominion of Canada, and they had four children...

LOUIS E. NICHOLAS of Ellington Township, Outagamie Co, is a native of Center Township, born October 5, 1865 on the farm of his father, NELSON NICHOLS, who was born at Sacket Harbor, Jeff. Co., NY. Nelson came west in 1861, settling in Center Township, where for upwards of 40 years he was engaged in farming. Nelson Nichols married CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN, a native of Canada and they became the parents of 12 children...Louis E. Nichols in 1890 married MARY WALLACE, daughter of ANTHONY and MARY WALLACE of Ellington Township, and they had ten children...

CHARLES V. ADKINS, the oldest son of CHARLES G. ADKINS, was born at Stockbridge, NY on Feb. 25, 1850, and was but three years old when brought to Appleton by his parents...On February 2, 1892, he was untied in marriage with Miss ALICE A. MILLS, daughter of ALONZO S. and EUNICE (VAUGHN) MILLS who were natives of Jefferson Co., NY, and the parents of five children. In 1854, Mr. Vaughn and family moved to Dodge Co., Wisconsin and from there in 1858 to a farm in the Town of Dale, Outagamie Co., where Mr. Mills died in 1894. Charles V. Adkins died October 10, 1906.

EMIL VON GRUNIGEN, the owner of one of the most valuable farms in Black Creek Township, Outagamie Co.,...was born May 8, 1848 in Switzerland, a son of JOHN and CHARLOTTE (KISTLER) van GRUNIGEN. The parents of Mr. Von Grunigen were married in their native Switzerland, about the year 1856, the year the father came to America. Ten years later he had accumulated enough money to go back and get his family and he brought them to Jefferson Co., NY, where Mrs. von Grunigen died in 1878, age 64 years, and her husband at the age of 67 years in 1886. They had five children, of whom Emil was the third in order of birth. At the age of 21 years, Emil left NY and went to California...

ISAAC THORN, of Outagamie Co, WI, was born August 17, 1847, in Jefferson Co., NY. He is a son of ISAAC and MARIAM (GARDNER) THORN, natives of NY State and Massachusetts, respectively and on the paternal side can trace his ancestry back to the "Mayflower", and on the maternal side to an old English family. Isaac and Mariam Thorn were married in NY State and came to Wisconsin in 1852, settling in Sauk Co. Some years later they came to Outagamie Co., Deer Creek Township, where Isaac Thorn died in 1891 and his wife about 1887. Isaac Thorn was the youngest of their seven children...

ANSON BALLARD was born in Appling, Jefferson Co., NY on December 20, 1821. He graduated from Hamilton College, NY, in 1845...In 1850 he came to Appleton and was admitted to the bar at Green Bay...May 1, 1851, he married HARRIET M. STORY at Sheboygan, WI. They were the parents of six children.


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