JEFFERSON COUNTY NEW YORK

JEFFERSON COUNTY MIGRATIONS

Migrations - Part 10:

From Vital Records of Oswego Co NY and Middlebury College Records

Joel Turrill, The Hon. married at Champion, Jefferson Co NY. 21 Dec. 1830 to Mary Sullivan Hubbard of Champion, Jefferson Co NY. Joel Turrill was the son of Beebe and Elizabeth (Eells) Turrill and was born in Shoreham VT 22 Feb 1794. He was the first judge and member of Assembly elect of Oswego. Mary Sullivan Hubbard was born 29 April 1808. Her parents were Margaret Parsons born Middletown CT who married 10 Feb 1807 to Stephen Hubbard, son of Noadiah Hubbard and Phebe Fairchild. Joel Turrill died 28 Dec. 1859. (See DAR magazine, Vol 2 for an extensive genealogy of this family, written by their daughter Elizabeth Douglas VanDenburgh.)

From United States Congress-Congressional Biography:

Moss Kent was a Representative from NY; born in Rensselaer Co NY on 3 April 1766; completed preparatory studies; studied law; admitted to the bar; appointed first judge of Jefferson County NY in about 1795. He moved to Cooperstown NY and was a member of the State senate from 1799-1803; served in the State assembly in 1807 and 1810; appointed judge of Jefferson Co., NY 26 Feb 1810; died Plattsburgh NY 30 May 1838 and interment in Riverside Cemetery. NOTE: Moss Kent SR. was the son of Elisha Kent and Abigail Moss. Moss Kent SR. married at Norwalk CT in 1760 to Hannah Rogers, daughter of Dr. Uriah Rogers. Moss Kent JR was born 3 April 1766. Moss Kent Jr. practiced law in Leraysville, Jefferson Co NY before becoming a judge. (See NY Gen & Biog Rec Vol 32 for details of this family)

From the Political Index:

Alanson Skinner (1794 - 1876) was of Brownville, Jefferson Co NY. He was born in Westmoreland, Cheshire County NH on 21 May 1794, son of Timothy Skinner and Ruth (Warner) Skinner; His brother was Avery Skinner, who also pursued political ambitions in Oswego Co NY. Alanson was a member of the New York State Senate 1850-1851. He died 6 June 1876 and is buried in the Brownville Cemetery, Jefferson Co NY. NOTE: His wife, Mary Woodward was born 4 Nov. 1794 in Swansea NH, is also buried in the Brownville Cem., and died 1851. They were married on 29 Sept. 1819. He married 2) Olivia Moffat on 4 Nov 1852. She died 30 Jan 1858. He married 3) Ermina Pheatt on 23 Sept 1862 and she died 11 Oct. 1881.

From the Elyria Republican (Elyria, OH) March 19, 1885 - Hist. Of LaGrange Schoharie Co:

The drafts of the Connecticut Land Company were drawn by Henry Champion of Colchester and Lemuel Storrs of Middletown, CT. Champion took two-thirds and Storrs one-third. In May 1825, Champion quit-claimed his two-thirds to Elizur Goodrich, JR. who was then of Colchester, afterwards of Hartford, CT. In the fall and summer of 1825, Goodrich exchanged lands in the township of LaGrange with Nathan Clark, James Pelton, Noah Holcomb and Roger Phelps of Champion, Jefferson Co NY. Holcomb, Pelton and Phelps in the fall of 1825 explored LaGrange and returned to New York with a favorable report of the "goodly land". That report encouraged Joseph Robbins, Fairchild Hubbard, Sylvester Meriam, David Rockwood, Asa Rockwood, Levi Johnson and others in Champion to exchange their lands there, with Goodrich, for lands in LaGrange. The exchanges were made in the fall of 1825. The first settlement was made on 14 Nov 1825 by Nathan Clark, who arrived from Champion on that date and became the first permanent settler.

Fairchild Hubbard, one of the first persons in the land exchange with Goodrich, moved his family to Brighton in the winter of 1826. In the spring and summer of 1826, Holcomb, Pelton, Meriam and Levi Johnson and others involved in the land exchanges with Goodrich, moved their families to LaGrange. Johnson, however, returned to Champion, NY.

Calvin Wilcox, born 7 Nov 1796, in Charleston, Montgomery Co NY, married Harriet B. Hubbard on 8 March 1827 at LaGrange. She was born in Champion, Jefferson Co NY and moved to LaGrange with her father, Fairchild Hubbard, in Dec. 1826.

Nathan Clark, the first settler, was born in Harlam, CT. His father was lost at sea when he was about two and at the age of ten he went with his mother to Hartford, Washington Co NY. At 15 he went to Canada and at 20 to Champion, Jefferson Co NY. In 1810 he married Ann Loomis, daughter of Jonathan Loomis of Champion and in 1825 he moved to LaGrange. Ann died 10 July 1833 and in May 1834 he married 2) Lucy Barnes.

Nathan P. Johnson was born in Hartford, Washington Co NY on 30 Jan. 1801. His parents were born in Old Haddam, CT, who then removed to Washington Co NY and in April 1801 they moved to Champion, Jefferson Co NY. Nathan married Laura Waite, daughter of Dorastus Waite, Esq. of Champion, who was born 20 October 1822. Laura died very suddenly on 19 Jan 1846 while Nathan was at Columbus. On 13 August 1846 he married 2) Mary R. Hunt, daughter of J. Hunt, Esq, formerly of Norwich, CT.

From early settlers of Wright County, Iowa:

George W. Butts born 3 May 1859; born Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY.; parents: Warner T. Butts and Mary Ann Joiner.

Charles Fremont Peterson born 3 Sept 1856 Jefferson Co NY; parents: Alonzo Martin Peterson and Jane Hunter

Fred H. Peterson born 27 Sept 1865 Jefferson Co NY; parents: Alonzo M. Peterson and Jane Hunter

James R. Thayer born 29 Aug 1851 Jefferson Co NY; parents: Zurial C. Thayer and Lucy Baker

From Early Settlers of Laporte, Indiana:

Enos Weed born Jefferson Co NY 24 Dec 1821 arrived in Laporte September 1835; occupation farmer

James Weed born Jefferson Co NY 8 March 1836 arrived in Laporte April 1845; occupation farmer

From Early settlers of Sangamon Co, Illinois:

Addison Hickox from Jefferson Co NY, born Middlebury, New Haven CT settled 1836

Horrace Hickox from Jefferson Co NY born Middlebury, New Haven CT settled 1836

From the county history of Chenango Co. NY:

Viola Wright Russell (Mrs. David B. Russell) died on 22 April 1919 at the family home. Viola was born at Lime (sic) Jefferson Co. NY on 1 March 1849 and with her husband and family came to Chenango in 1888. She was one of six children, three of whom have passed away in the last seven weeks. Besides her husband she is survived by one brother, Alvin Wright of Clayton, Jefferson Co; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Wilcox and Mrs. Ray Hopkins of Chenango and one son, Cyrus W. Russell of Buffalo. Burial at Sherburne West Hill Cemetery.

Francis Balcom was born in Sudbury MA 19 July 1767, came from Newfane VT and settled in Oxford Village. He married Priscilla Kinney, daughter of Didymus Kiney from Columbia Co. Priscilla was born in Dutchess Co on 1 Jan 1776. Francis died on 8 Aug 1850 and Priscilla on 25 Sept 1866. Of their 11 children: Leafa Balcom (born 14 Dec 1802) married Benjamin Cory of Watertown, NY where she died. Fanny Balcom, (born 11 March 1807) widow of Zebedee Larned of Watertown NY, removed to Geneva NY.

Vital records of Chenango Co:

Rev. Ferdinand Rogers, 33 of Greene, married Jennette Loomis, 25, of Watertown NY on 21 July 1847.

From the county history of Madison Co NY:

Bradley Tillinghast was born 8 March 1807 in Mansfield, Windham Co, CT, son of Daniel and Mary (Weaver) Tillinghast of Rhode Island. On 9 March 1831 Bradley married Rebecca Smith, daughter of Peter and Mary (Petit) Smith of Jefferson Co., NY. She was born 22 May 1809.

From the Town of Danube Hist. In Herkimer Co NY:

Eliphalet Covell came from CT by way of Schoharie Co, arriving in Danube in 1805 and located in the Paradise area. His son, Enos, was a Free Will Baptist clergyman; he removed to Salisbury with his son, Enos, Jr., where he died. His son, Eliphalet left Danube for Jefferson Co NY in 1853 and in 1870 to Tompkins Co. where he died in Dec 1877.

From the Chautauqua Co NY Pensioner List, Rev War:

Juvenile Winters was born 18 Mach 1762 at Pomfret, Windham Co CT and died on 11 Sept 1841 age 79. He is buried in Holdridge Corners Cem, town of Mina, Chautauqua Co. His pension was granted in 1821 while he resided in Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co NY. By 1840 he had moved to Mina. He married in 1780 to Amelia Heath at Cherry Valley NY.

From the Adams Co, WI obituary listing: March 6 1897:

Eliza Flint Gibbens Mrs. Eliza Gibbens died at her home in Easton, Feb. 15 age 66 years, four months and eight days She was born in Vermont on 7 October 1830, daughter of Eben and Eliza Flint, who left Alexander (sic) NY over 50 years ago to make their home in Rochester, Racine Co WI. Eliza married in February 1847 to William E. Gibbens of Waterford, WI. Burial at Easton Cemetery.

From American Portrait Miniatures, by Christine Archibald:

Ebenezer Mack was an artist of some mystery. If this is the same Ebenezer Mack, his headstone is in Hillside Cemetery, Antwerp, Jefferson Co, NY. He was born 26 Jan. 17-1838). The tombstone notes that he was in the military service.


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