Jefferson County, NY


Dr. William Carlisle, son of William and Elizabeth (Anderson) Carlisle, was born 20 October 1793 in South Amboy, New Jersey and married on 31 December 1818 to Lydia Schuler. Soon after their marriage they came to Jefferson County and settled at Three Mile Bay in 1830. There he practiced his medical profession and in his later years moved to Elgin, Illinois where he resided with his son, James Carlisle, until his death which occurred on 24 March 1868. While a resident of Jefferson County he was at one time its representative in the state legislature and served as supervisor of the Town of Lyme during the years 1842, 1853 and 1854.
They were the parents of six children:

1)John C. Carlisle was the son of William and Lydia, and born on 24 February 1820 at Charleston, NJ. He married Pamelia Waffle on 31 March 1842 and was a farmer by occupation. He died 28 June 1866 at Preble, Cortland County, NY. Their children were:

1a)William S.
1b)Victoria Adelaide
1c)Ann F. - married Perry S. Haynes of Preble, NY
1d)Lewis F.
1e)Sarah Ella - married Wayne W. Burdick of Watertown See Burdick family this site.
1f)James A.

William S. Carlisle, the eldest son of John C. and Pamelia, was born 16 July 1843 in Lyme, Jeff. Co. and moved to Dayton, Ohio. He began study of law but abandoned the books and enlisted in the military. He served as a private in Co. M., Tenth NY Heavy Artillery, until the close of the Civil War and then turned to mechanical pursuits with the Davis Sewing Machine Co. He married on 20 September 1865 to Catherine Rose Burdick, daughter of Hon. Nelson Burdick. She died 24 September 1885. Their children:

1a1)John N.
1a2)Wayne B.- b 6 June 1868 in Watertown; d Miles City, Montana, where he had gone for is health, on 10 Nov. 1897.
1a3)Lewis W. - b 12 March 1878 in Watertown, educated in the public schools of Dayton, Ohio. While a law student in Watertown, he was a member of the 39th Separate Company, and enlisted at the outbreak of the Spanish- American War, as a member of Co. M., 71st, NY Volunteers. He was wounded at the battle of Santiago, Cuba on 5 July 1898 and died as a result, at St. Peter's Hospital, Brooklyn, on 29 July 1902 and was buried with military honors in Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, NY. Prior to his injuries, he served as a war correspondent of the Watertown Daily Times.
1a4)Floyd L.-born 5 March 1881 and educated at Dayton, Ohio; graduated 1903 from Cornell University; went on to study law in Watertown, NY.

John N. Carlisle, No. 1a1) above, was born 24 August 1866 in Preble, NY and lived in Watertown from the age of two years. He was educated there and graduated from the high school in 1884. He then took up the study of law with Hon. Henry Purcell and was admitted to practice on 15 February 1889. He was an honored member of the Masonic fraternity and on 17 Jan. 1902 was elected captain of Co. C, Fourth Battalion (Thirty-ninth Separate Co), National Guard of NY. On 17 Jan. 1894 he married Carrie C. Brown, daughter of Edmond Brown of Pulaski, NY and they have one child, Catherine Caroline.

Source: Gen. and Family history of Jeff. Co., NY by Oaks, Vol 1, pp. 149-152

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