Jefferson County, NY Pioneers
PIONEER FAILING FAMILY
1. JOHN DIETERICH FAILING, (son of JOHAN DIETERICH and ANNA EVE
(ZIMMERMAN) FAILING) was born 14 Sep 1753 in St. Johnsville, Montgomery
County NY. He served in the Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783 in
Tryon Co, NY (age 22). His unit was House's Company, Col. Jacob G.
Klock's 2d Regiment, Tryon County Militia. His three brothers served in
the same company. He was captured by Tories and Indians on 28 Aug 1781.
Several houses and barns were destroyed that day, including his father's.
Held prisoner at Block Island, he was released after about two years, and
reached home 4 Sep 1783. His pension file (W19242) gives a day by day
account of his service much of which was for brief periods spaced over
1775-1781 prior to his capture. His service record allows 21 months, 7
days of service, which means most of his time as prisoner was not counted.
He removed with his wife, and with the family of his son John J. to Town
of Pamelia, Jefferson County about 1835 (age 82). He died 27 May 1838 in
Town of Pamelia and was buried in the Parish Cemetery there.
He married 15 Mar 1785 in St. Johnsville, Montgomery, NY (age 31)
2 i HENRY JOHN RICHARD FAILING
8 JOHN J. FAILING, (son of JOHN DIETERICH and ELIZABETH (SMITH) FAILING)
was born 27 Dec 1797 in St. Johnsville, Montgomery County NY. He removed
to Town of Pamelia, Jefferson County by 1835 (age 38). He brought his
parents as well as his own family. In 1840, he built a stone house on the
west side of Parrish Road (now called Parish Road), about a half-mile
north of Parrish Cemetery. He died 26 Feb 1890 in Town of Pamelia (age
92) and was buried there.
3 ii JOHAN DIETERICH FAILING
4 iii MATHIAS FAILING
5 iv ANNA "Nancy" FAILING
6 v ANNA EVE FAILING
7 vi THOMAS FAILING
8 vii JOHN J. FAILING
9 viii MARGARET FAILING
He married 30 Sep 1818 in St. Johnsville, Montgomery County NY (age 20)
CATHERINE ELWOOD, who was born 27 Jun 1799 and died 6 Oct 1891.
10 i BENJAMIN ELWOOD FAILING married LUCY ANN AUGSBURY,
daughter of ABRAM and CHRISTINA (COUNTRYMAN) AUGSBURY
11 ii ISAIAH FAILING
12 iii ELIZABETH FAILING
13 iv NANCY FAILING
14 v SOLOMON FAILING
15 vi JAMES FAILING
16 vii SYLVIA FAILING
17 viii REUBEN FAILING
18 ix MENZO FAILING
19 x CATHERINE FAILING
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Henry B. Matty
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