Jefferson County, NY


JAMES GLOYD served as a Corporal from Massachusetts in the Revolutionary War. He served under Captains William Read and Edward Cobb as well as L. Col. John Bailey and Col. Edward Mitchell. (DAR record) He was born 15 September 1755 in Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 8 Feb. 1845 in the Poor House in Jefferson Co., NY at age 89 where he presumably was buried. (Newspaper report from St. Lawrence Co., NY)

He was the son of James and Isabell (Dornen) Gloyd. James Gloyd Sr. was b 26 Jan. 1724/5 in Abington, MA and died there 1 Jan. 1795, of consumption. Isabel, his wife, died there on 16 Sept. 1807. James Sr. is buried in the Mount Vernon Cem. in Abington, MA. James Sr. and Isabel were married at Abington, MA (int.) May 10, 1746. James Sr. served in the Revolutionary War and his grave is marked with a flag.

James, the patriot, (1755) married MARY SNOW, who was born 9 December 1752 in Abington, Plymouth Co. Massachusetts and died probably 8 March 1840 in Abington, MA. They were married (int.) on 1 April 1777 in Abington. Mary's parents were Capt. Nathan Snow (1725-1803) and Mary Mansfield (20 Oct. 1748-1810) Nathan and Mary married in Abington on 20 Oct. 1748. Mary's father also served in the Revolutionary War. For Snow descent, see The William Snow family. Descendants of William Snow, who landed at Plymouth, MA in 1635, by Edwin H. Snow, pub. 1908.

In the 1840 special US census, Pensioner J. Gloyd is living in the household of Nathaniel White in Pamelia, Jefferson County, NY, and he is age 85. In 1817, James Gloyd is listed as a settler in the Town of Orleans, in Jefferson County. (See Abington, MA VIR for births, marriages, deaths. See 1840 special census record for James in Jefferson Co.) James Gloyd was listed in the Cummington, MA 1790 census with 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16 and 7 females.

Children: (Those who are listed below of James and Molly Gloyd are from the original town record of Cummington) NOTE: Molly seems to be an alternative name for Mary, as no other marriage record has been found.

1. MOLLY GLOYD b 1 June 1777 child of James Jr. and Mary in Abington, MA record

2. BETSY GLOYD b 16 Mar. 1779 dau of James and Molly

3. JAMES GLOYD married ESTHER PRENTICE/PRENTIS son of James and Molly James Gloyd was born on 8 March 1781 in Cummington, Hampshire Co., MA and died in Jefferson Co., NY after 22 Aug. 1860. He married Esther Prentis who was born on 1 Dec. 1784 in Westfield, Hampshire Co., MA. They were married on 24 April 1806. James Jr. served in the war of 1812 and was a resident of Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY, when he received his award. Mustered under Militia Volunteers, Capt. Jonathan Collins Co. from Oct. 26 to Nov. 18, 1814. He is referred to as James 2nd in the roll. Bounty Lands warrant No. 55-160-27400. In the 1820 census of Ellisburg, Jeff. Co., NY, James Gloyd and his son, James Gloyd, Jr., are living next to each other.

son: JAMES GLOYD, son of James and Esther Prentiss Gloyd b 23 Dec. 1825 and d Sept. 11, 1911; (see death record for Cape Vincent, Jeff. Co. 1911) married MARY ANN SMITH b 10 Mar. 1824 d 12 Jan. 1902.

son: CHARLES GLOYD son of James and Mary Ann, b 31 June 1850 d 16 Mar. 1900

4. PHEBE GLOYD b 21 Feb. 1783 dau of James and Molly

5. SARAH GLOYD born 23 Feb. 1785 in Cummington, MA; she died 1786. dau of James and Molly

6. MARTHA GLOYD b 8 July 1787

7. SUSANNA GLOYD b 5 Aug. 1789 dau of James and Molly


David Bowhall was born on 7 October 1791 in New York and died at Canton, St. Lawrence Co., NY on 15 Dec. 1874. Ruth Gloyd was born on 14 April 1792 at Hatfield, Hampshire Co., MA (VIR)and died at Canton, NY on 5 July 1875. Ruth and David married on 17 Feb. 1811 in NY.
They are buried in the Hermon Cemetery in St. Lawrence Co., NY.

son: JAMES BOWHALL b 1817 d 1888

son: DAVID F. BOWHALL b 1819

son: SOLOMON E. BOWHALL b 1821 d 1901

dau: JANE E. BOWHALL b 1823 d 1896

dau: HENRIETTA BOWHALL b Fowler, NY 6 Oct. 1826, daughter of David and Ruth Bowhall. Died 16 April 1908. She married ANDREW KINNE, who died 16 Dec. 1884 at 60 years, 6 months. *See obituary below for Henrietta.

son: NATHAN DELOS BOWHALL was born on 5 June 1831 in NY and died at Canton, NY on 28 June 1886. He married MARY JANE SMITH, who was born 14 June 1832 in Jefferson Co., NY and died on 5 Feb. 1903. They were married on 26 April 1849 at Herman, NY.

9. NATHANIEL GLOYD was born 1781 at Abington, MA and d 6 April 1852; buried in the Mount Vernon Cemetery there.

10. DORA GLOYD b 16 June 1798 (VIR)

The list of children of James and Mary, above, is from Steve Condarcure and does not include Polly, whom I have listed below. However, she is in the DAR record as a descendant and daughter of James and Mary Gloyd.

POLLY GLOYD born 17 July 1787. dau. of James and Molly. Married CONSTANT BOSWORTH. She died 25 Aug. 1844 in Lowville, Lewis Co., NY. Constant Bosworth was born 1788 and died 11 June 1866. Polly was the second wife of Constant, whose first wife was named Thankful and she died 9 Feb. 1840. (Source: Stowe Square Cem. Transcript, Lewis Co., NY)

*Obituary of Mrs. Henrietta Kinne

Massena Observer - Thursday April 23, 1908

The death of Mrs. Henrietta Kinney at her home in Hermon Thursday removes a person well known in the early history of the North Country. A daughter of the Revolution and of the war of 1812, and the widow of a soldier in the Civil War, her whole life was filled with patriotism and to her belongs the honor of having made the first flag in the village of Hermon.

The story of the first flag is one which she delighted in telling. Her husband, Andrew Kinnie was in the south, fighting during the civil war. On August 22, 1863, she gave a party in honor of her niece, Miss Ruth Kinnie, and at that time the flag was made. It was first raised with public ceremonies and was afterwards raised on different occasions, notably on the returning of the troops from the south. After the flag had become tattered through long service it was divided among the original members of the party.

Mrs. Kinnie was born in Fowler, October 6, 1826, and was the daughter of David and Ruth Bowhall. Her grandfathers on both paternal and maternal sides were soldiers of the Revolution. Her father was what was known as a Mohawk Dutchman and was a soldier of the war of 1812. Mrs. Kinnie was able to trace her ancestry back to the Mayflower.

When she was six years of age she moved to Watertown and her father helped build the suspension bridge from Beebee's island to the mainland. Mr. Gould was the contractor in charge of the work.

Soon after, the Bowhall family removed to Hermon, where the daughter and was married to Andrew Kinnie, now dead.

Among her possessions, Mrs. Kinnie valued a pair of spectacles made by Harrison Sigourney of Watertown, an old-time jeweler. She also had at the time of her death, a leather bound bible over 200 years old.

She is survived by two sons, Judson of Hermon and Perley of Pitcairn. The funeral was held Saturday.

Researched by M. Sapienza 2/20

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