Biographies of Monroe County People
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The genealogies on this page came from a newspaper column titled "Early Rochester Family Records" which ran in the Rochester Post-Express from July 9, 1910 to Apr. 13, 1912. The author, Anah Babcock Yates, was one of the founders of the Rochester Historical Society and an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She also was state genealogist of the New York Historical Society for many years. She died in August 1932.

Mrs. Yates was a good genealogist but she didn't include many references. You should check for primary sources to verify this information.

There are 2 scrapbooks with these newspaper columns pasted into them at the Rochester Public Library. One version is online here. It is missing random articles and the last 9 months of articles in the series. It also contains Mrs. Yates' handwritten corrections to the published articles.

Published May 13, 1911



Dr. Anson Colman, born (?), married Catharine Kimball Rochester, September 8, 1819.


I. Sophia E. Colman, born January 19, 1821, died November 26, 1845. Married J. H. Van Evrie, January 24, 1842. (One child, Catharine Rochester, born July 9, 1843).

II. Catharine Rochester, born December 27, 1823, married Charles Shepard, October 7, 1846.


a. Charles Edward, born March 14, 1848, married Alice Maria Galloway, June 15, 1881.

b. Catharine E., born and died 1850.

c. Thomas Rochester, born July 31, 1852, married Caroline Elizabeth McCartney, October 14, 1879.

d. Mary, born July 23, 1860.

e. Arthur, born January 31, 1867.

III. William, born 1826, died 1828.

IV. Edward, born July 28, 1828, married Susan Phillips, October 8, 1850.


a. Sarah Louisa Colman, born July 10, 1851, married Alfred Louis Moore, May 20, 1875. (Child Edward Colman, born January 22, 1877).

b. Charles Phillips, born and died 1856.

c. John Darling, born June 22, 1859, married Jennie Lee, October 4, 1881.

V. Cornelia, born June 9, 1830, married Edward S. Bragg, January 2, 1854.


a. Kate Colman, born November 10, 1854, married Clarence W. Henry, September 19, 1877.

b. William Kohl, born December 2, 1856.

c. Margaret, born September 20, 1859.

d. Harry Sweat, born and died 1862.

e. Bertha, born July 29, 1863.

f. Hart Rochester, born and died 1867.

Published May 13, 1911


I. Ashbel Hills, born in East Hartford, Conn., February 27, 1769; died at Lennox, Mass., September 26, 1818. Married Hannah Wright, August 18, 1791. She died at Lennox, June 13, 1822.

II. Isaac, born at Lennox, August 15, 1798, died at Rochester, October 10, 1881. Graduated at Union college, 1818. After while he taught at the Lennox academy, and removed to Rochester in 1824, where he practiced law. He was the first city recorder, mayor in 1843 and held many other public offices. One of the first trustees of the City hospital, 1847. Married first at Rochester, September 1, 1825, Susan, daughter of Dr. Aaron and Martha Gregory. She was born in Milton, Ulster county, May 22, 1802, and died at Rochester, July 21, 1857. Married second, Caroline Parker, at Bergen, N. J., February 25, 1863. (She married second [handwritten correction: first], Alexander Mann [handwritten note: and had sons].

Issue by First Wife

1. James Gregory, born October 4, 1828, died January 21, 1853, in Florida.

2. Helen Susan, born July 4, 1832, married Edward Cozzens.

3. Amelia Catharine, born August 19, 1834, died January 6, 1858. [handwritten notes: Married W. H. Ward. He marr. 2nd, —— Sawyer.]

4. Emma Martha, born January 22, 1838, died 1839.

5. Julia Emma, born July 7, 1840, died May 27, 1882. Married George Elihu Mumford and had (1) William Woolsey, (2) Jane G., (3) George S., (4) Norman W., (5) Julian, (6) Philip G.

6. Marion Eliza, born July 10, 1844, married Thomas Chester, jr.

Issue by Second Wife

7. Isaac, born February 6, 1864, married Clara B. Allen.

(Lucy Ann Hills, a sister of Isaac, born at Lennox; married Frederick Starr and died 1882).

Published May 13, 1911


(Sibley). Asa, was a goldsmith in Rochester. He married Irene, daughter of Jesse Carpenter of Woodstock, Conn. She was born July 30, 1766, and died 1846. They had five children. Revolutionary war pensioner, 1832, of Monroe county

(George). Simeon, was from Newburyport, Maine. Married Susan Downing. Removed to Antrim, N. H. He and his five sons served in the Revolutionary war. Removed to New York state before 1794.


1. David, who had a son, Josiah and lived at Sackett's Harbor.

2. Michael, wife, Hannah. Went to Canada.

3. Simeon, jr., at Salem, N. Y., 1794. He married Jean White, March 18, 1790.

4. Moses went West in 1800.

5. Sally, married Moses Flanders, of Rochester.

6. Eunice, married Samuel Downing and lived at Saratoga.

7. Son (?), killed in Revolutionary war.


Published May 13, 1911


(Gregg). Salerma (?), was born November 16, 1799. She was an early school mistress and the daughter of Robert and Margaret McIlvaine Gregg, of Ontario. Married Asa D. Twitchell, of Webster.

(Hill). William, came from Antrim, N. H., to Penfield, 1818, where he died 1830. Married Sarah Smith, of Newport.


Timothy S., born May 5, 1784, married Patty Gates of Antrim, N. H., February 25, 1813, Removed to Penfield about 1815. Died in Rochester September 13, 1837.


1. Timothy S., jr., (called Smith Hill, married first, Elizabeth Coldren, 1844; married second, Cornelia Coldren, 1847—sisters.

2. Luther B., born September 1, 1815, married his brother's widow, Cornelia, 1854. Removed to Irving, Mich.

3. Sarah J., born April 12, 1816, married H. Bovee, of Michigan, 1834.

4. Mary A., born November 20, 1818, married Christopher C. Fisher, July 29, 1839, in Minnesota.

5. Martha A., born May 19, 1822, married William Marvin, of Green Bay, Mich.

6. Alta M., born March 29, 1826, married Buel Bradley, in 1852, Resides in Michigan.

7. Harriet Cordelia, born November 15, 1828, died 1851. Married E. W. R. Huntley, March 15, 1849.

Published May 20, 1911


(Bostwick, Syracuse)—Elijah Utley came from New London county, Connecticut, with his wife and ten children in 1816.


1. Samuel, born in 1798 (as he deposed in 1819, aged 21). Married Mariah Williams.

II. Mary, married Martin Deming.

III. Louise, married Josiah Smith.

IV. Elizabeth, married Timothy Henry Gridley (?).

V. Elias, married ——.

VI. Elijah, married Cynthia.

VII. Harriet, married Luther Jeffords.

VIII. William, married, living in 1877.

IX. Hiram, married.

X. (?)

I. Samuel's will was probated December 5, 1858, Wife Mariah. Mentions brothers, Elias and William; sister, Louisa, wife of Josiah Smith, and two daughters of Louisa; niece, Augusta Smith, wife of Hiram Smith, and the four children of niece, Augusta; nephew, Samuel Utley, son of Hiram Utley, and two daughters of my brother, Hiram; nephew, George N. Deming, and his two daughters, Mary Utley and Matilda Deming.

The widow of Samuel Utley married Dr. Luckey of Rochester. Among the births at Stonington, Conn., I find Lois, daughter of Nathaniel and Mehitable (Brown) Swan, born October 14, 1741, Lois, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Miner) Swan, born November 8, 1770, Lois, daughter of Robert and Abigail (Randall) Swan, born September 27, 1758.

I find no record of any of their marriages except Elijah, who married Phebe Hillard February 17, 1765, at North Stonington. There are no other Utley wills recorded in Monroe county.


Published May 20, 1911


(Washington)—Pocahontas, daughters of the Indian Chief Powhatan, born about 1595; died about 1616. Married John Rolfe, born in 1614; died in 1622. The first Sec. and Rec. Gen. of Virginia and member of the counsil.


One child, Thomas Rolfe, born in 1615; died in (?). Married Jane Poythress.


One child, Jane Rolfe, born in (?); died in 1676. Married Colonel Robert Bolling, born in 1646; died in 1709.


One child, John Bolling, born in 1676, died in 1729. Married Mary Kennon, daughter of Dr. Kennon.


One son and five daughters.

I. John Bolling, born in 1700; married Elizabeth Blair.

II. Jane Bolling, born in 1703; married Colonel Richard Randolf, treasurer of Virginia.

III. Mary Bolling, born in 1711; married Colonel John Fleming.

IV. Elizabeth Bolling, born in 1709; married Dr. Gay.

V. Martha Bolling, born in 1713; died in 1749. Married in 1727 Thomas Eldridge, who died December 4, 1754.

VI. Ann Bolling, born (?); died (?). Married James Murray.

Issue of Martha Bolling and Thomas Eldridge.

I. Jenny Eldridge, born in 1740.

II. Rolfe Eldridge, born December 29, 1744. Clerk of Buckingham. Married Susan Walker.

III. Mary Eldridge, born in 1743; married Thomas Branch.

IV. Judith Eldridge, born in 1744; married James Ferguson.

V. Martha Eldridge, married John Harris. of England.

Issue of Rolfe Eldridge and Susanna Walker.

I. Rolfe Eldridge, born (?). Married Mary Mosley.

II. Susan Eldridge, married —— Webber.

III. Thomas Eldridge, married Mary Ayres.

IV. Courtney Eldridge, married John Williams.

Published May 20, 1911


(Read)—John Read was an innkeeper at Rehoboth in 1649; also town officer; freeman June 4, 1650. Administration of his estate granted to widow, Rachel, and Thomas Read, June 7, 1676, Settled first at Dorchester; removed to Weymouth or Braintree. A member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery company in 1644. Removed to Rehoboth in 1645. A man of influence, Died in September, 1685, aged 87.


I. Abigail, born in Dorchester.

II. John, second, born August 29, 1640, of Rehoboth. Married Sarah ——. Had John, jr., born December 8, 1669, and Thomas, July 23, 1673. He was killed by the Indians at Pierce's fight, March 26, 1676.

III. Thomas, born November 20, 1641, died February 6, 1696, at Rehoboth. Married, first, Elizabeth Clark, March 29, 1665. She died February 23, 1675, Married, second, Ann Perrin, June 16, 1675. Had sons, Thomas,born March 25, 1678; Nathaniel, born March 30, 1680, James, born July 6, 1682; and John.

IV. William.

V. Samuel, married Hopestill Holbrook and removed to Mendon, Mass. Graduated from Harvard in 1697, Was considered the greatest lawyer this country produced before the Revolution.

VI. Zachariah, in August, 1747.

VII. Ezekial, in 1649.

VIII. Moses, in October, 1650; married at Taunton, Mass., Rebecca Fitch, December 6, 1677.

IX. Daniel in March, 1655; married Hannah Peck, August 20, 1677.

X. Israel, born in 1657; married married Rebecca Ruggles, of Roxbury.


Published May 20, 1911


(Bartlett) Pension list of 1832 gives Joshua Bartlett, of Steuben county, N. Y., private on Massachusetts line; born in 1758.

(Dark Day)—In the Historical society at Westerly, R. I., is the diary of General Joshua Babcock. "May 19, 1780 was from 11 o'clock a. m. until 1 o'clock p. m. a time of the greatest darkness that ever I knew whilst the sun was above the earth."


1. Richard, the emigrant ancestor and progenitor.

2. Robert, born in 1628; married Elizabeth Acie. Was a soldier. Died in King Philip's war. "The Swamp Fight."

3. John, born August 1, 1668; married Susanna Wood August 1, 1690. Was of Stonington, Conn., 1707, locating at what is now Swan Town Hill.

4. John, born in Haverhill, Mass., December 28, 1700. Removed to Stonington when 7 years of age. Married Lucy Dennison March 5, 1728.

5. Joseph, born March 12, 1734. Married, first, Elizabeth Smith; married, second, Mary Miner, January 28, 1762.

6. Adin, born in Stonington, Conn., May 13, 1764; married ——. Census of 1790 gives him of Stephentown, Albany county.

Published May 27, 1911


Williams family of Henrietta—

Nathan Williams, born April 1, 1772, in Lebanon, Conn., was the son of Captain Veach Williams, of Lebanon, Conn., a very prominent man, Married 1793, Temprance, daughter of Hezekiah Edgerton, of Franklin, Conn. He was an iron-smith and removed in 1806 to Preston, N. Y., and then to Stafford, N. Y., where he died December 28, 1833. His widow removed to Henrietta and died November 12, 1859.


I. Eunice, born May 12, 1794; married June 24, 1830, Henry, son of Paul King, of Holley. She died in Henrietta, March 18, 1860. (Paul King died in California, 1876).

II. Marvin, born February 22, 1796, in Lebanon; married January 19, 1822, Catharine, daughter of Sylvester Redfield, of Killingworth, Conn. Removed to Dryden, 1823, and then to Henrietta and finally to Brighton, N. Y., where he died August 11, 1870. His widow died June 29, 1880, aged 83. He was an iron-worker.

III. Lucy, born September 28, 1797; died March 4, 1855, unmarried.

IV. Sarah, born January 26, 1800; married March 6, 1832, Prosper Perrin, of Connecticut. (He was a farmer and removed to Henrietta, where he died June 30, 1849). She died at Springfield, Iowa, July 4, 1884.

V. Alexander, born February 28, 1802, in Lebanon. Married first, December 27, 1823, Sarah Ann, daughter of Abraham Pease, of Henrietta. She died September 12, 1847, aged 45. Married second, September 18, 1848, Lavina, sister of his first wife. He settled in Henrietta about 1816 and lived there until he died, September 5, 1884, aged 82. He was a large owner of lands, president of the R. B. and H. plank road, supervisor, and in partnership with his brother, Joseph, had a large blacksmith and wagon-making shop. The brothers first built a shop, where oxen-shoeing was principal occupation, but in 1818 they bought the shop of a German named (?) Fruity, who in 1816 had purchased it of Moses Swift, an early pioneer of Henrietta and the first blacksmith. Alexander also operated a foundry and steam sawmill. The brothers continued in partnership fifteen years, then each built an extensive shop and continued in business over sixty years.

VI. Joseph, born April 9, 1806; married, April 9, 1828, Afflas, daughter of Jonathan Russell, at West Henrietta. He died March 11, 1884.

VII. Loruhamah, born December 8, 1807.

VIII. Justin, born April 19, 1811, in Cortland, N. Y. Married February 9, 1835, Eliza, daughter of Abraham Peace, of Henrietta. He was a farmer at Henrietta and after removed to Batavia, where he died July 19, 1857.

IX. Chauncey, born March 26, 1813, in Homer; married January 19, 1837, Caroline Amanda, daughter of Abel Post, a farmer of Henrietta. He died in Batavia, July 29, 1880.

X. Henrietta, born January 24, 1817; married October, 1836, Amos Howe, of Stafford Center. They removed to Batavia and then to Michigan. She died at Batavia, September 5, 1841.

Published May 13, 1911



James Latta from Ireland and Sarah Jackson of New York were married February 23d, 1772. He died at Lewiston, November 13th, 1818. Age 70. Sarah, his wife, died at Geneva, July 3d, 1807. Age 53.

1. Agnes, born January 9th, 1774, at Wallkill, died 1864. Married Benjamin Barton.

2. Samuel, born April 14th, 1776, at Wallkill, died at Charlotte, February 1829.

3. James, born December 3d, 1778, at Wallkill, died at New Orleans, 1813.

4. William, born February 12th, 1781, at New Windsor, died July 13th, 1783.

5. Mary, born April 8th, 1783, at New Windsor, died 1864. Married Harrier or Harris.

6. John, born July 15th, 1786, at New Windsor, died at Buffalo, 1856.

7. Elizabeth, born February 12th, 1789, at New Windsor, died in Michigan, 1857.

8. William, born August 28th, 1792, at Canandaigua.

9. George Clinton, born April 10th, 1795, at Mt. Pleasant near Geneva, died at Charlotte, November 26th 1871. Married Francis Maria Mann, November 19th, 1839.

James Latta, sr., was a merchant at Wallkill and New Windsor, Orange county, N. Y., and a farmer at Seneca, Ontario county, where he purchased 1200 acres of land at $2.50 in 1789 of Phelps & Gorham.

Through the kindness of a descendant of George Clinton Latta we are able to publish a sketch, from the original written by him in a book (sold by Everard Peck "Sign of the Gilt Leger, Rochester, Monroe Co."), which did double duty both as a diary and family recipe book.

"My father James Latta and Sarah Jackson were married in the city of New York, February 23d, 1773, and moved to Wallkill on the Hudson River where he remained until 1778, he then moved to New Windsor on the Hudson River where he remained until 1789, then came to Geneva, Ontario county and purchased land and on the 14th of September, 1789 arrived at Geneva with his family, then six children. They came up the Hudson River to Albany in a sloup, crossed over to Schnectady in wagons, ascended the Mohawk River as far as Fort Stanwix (now Rome), hauled their small boats over the portage into Wood creek, down that into the Oneida lake. They reached that place on the evening of a clear moonlight night, and my father being anxious to cross the lake, paid his men extra wages to pass over the lake to Port Brewerton during the night fearing a storm would arise in the morning and detain them several days as was frequently the case. The route there was down the Oneida river in Tree River Point, then up the Seneca river to the outlet of Seneca lake, then up that to Geneva. The voyage from Schnectady to Geneva consumed 17 days, during the greater part of which time it rained.

"At that time there were but three or four houses in Geneva and about the same number at Canandaigua. There was no mill in the country nearer than Newtown (now Elmira) fifty miles distant, and this one had no bolt, the flour ground there required to be sifted before using it. I have heard my father tell of going to Newtown to mill with a grist on horseback and at night would let his horse loose to graise and take lodgings himself in a tree during the night to keep out of the way of the wolves which were very numerous at that time.

"Provisions at that time were brought into the country by water up the Mohawk river in batteaus and from the Susquehanna river on pack horses. It was some time before the mills were erected in this part of the country. Most of the families at the time kept one or two morter or hominy blocks for pounding corn in. These blocks were frequently amongst the people in the country made in the stump of a tree, near the house; they would cut a stump square and then burn or dig a cavity in the top deep enough to receive the corn and to relieve the labor the ponder was frequently used by means of a spring pole. I can recollect seeing morters of this kind used in this town on or near the farm now lately owned by John Peterson, eight miles from the village of Rochester which must be within 43 years, as I came into this town, then called Gates, in the month of June, 1810. I can also recollect when my father lived in the town of Seneca, four miles west of Geneva, going to mill on horseback in company with my brother, two years older than myself, as early as 1804 or 1805. We first went to Bears Mill, seven miles east of Geneva on the Seneca outlet (now Waterloo) and on arriving at the mill, ascertained that we could not get grinding immediately, so concluded to go to a mill known as Lyons Mill, on the Canandaigua outlet, at or near where the village of Lyons stands. After an absence of about four days we retuned home with our grist, which to the family must have been good news, both on account of our safe return and the result of the flour which undoubtedly was much needed, as it was about harvest time. My mother died 3rd July, 1807, and my father moved to Lewiston in the spring of 1809 and purchased a farm three miles east of Lewiston village on the Ridge Road, on land covered with timber. To make a farm I remained with my father on the farm one summer. During that summer I attended school at the schoolhouse in the Indian village of Tuscarora six weeks, and in the winter of 1810 I attended school in the village of Lewiston. In the spring of 1810 I owned (?) and drove oxen two months, (on the farm spoken of by James L. Barton in his address delivered before the young men's association of Buffalo, 11th February, 1848, as bring the place where his father slept the first night of his arrival at where the present village of Lewiston stands) for which I received from my brother-in-law, Benjamin Barton, his order on Joshua Fairbank's store for $10.00 worth of dry goods. In the month of June, 1810, I left Lewiston on horseback for the mouth of Geneva river, where I arrived on the 17th. At this time the Ridge Road was not cut out on the Ridge where it is now traveled, but ran on the Ridge and north and south of it, where it could be made with the least labor. At that time there was no causey over the Tonawanda swamp, a distance of about four miles. I recollect when crossing that swamp the water most of the way was feterlock deep and from that knee-deep to my horse most of the way. I think there was but two frame buildings between Lewiston and Genesee river,—one of which was at or by Abel Rowe, father of Asa Rowe, for a tavern, and was occupied for a tavern until the spring of 1845, when it was burned down. At the time it was burned it was owned by R. P. Edgerton, as a public house. Since that time a new house has been erected on the same ground and is now occupied by George Wimble.

(To be continued.)

Published May 20, 1911


No. II.

Near the Green house in the town of Greece I recollect attending the house-warming of Mr. Rowe's house in the winter of 1811. It took two days getting there, attending the ball and getting home. We started by sleighing and returned with a wagon occasioned by a rainstorm which continued all the night of the ball and until about 10 o'clock the next morning, In the month of August, 1811, I went out in company with Benjamin Gardner, of the firm of Child & Gardner, merchants at this place, and several others to hunt deer, which at that time were very plenty. We caught three or four deer, and I caught the fever and ague that shook me every day for about fifty-one days, and then every other day for some time, which reduced me quite low. In the month of November, Porter Barton had a vessel called the "Ontario," laying in the river taking in a cargo for Kingston, Upper Canada and Ogdensburg. My brother, Samuel Latta, and Captain Charles S. (?) master of the schooner, thought it would be of service to me to take a trip across the lake. Accordingly I was fitted up with the necessary sea stores and pocket money by my brother, Samuel, and put on board under the care of the captain. We sailed at about 11 o'clock at night for Kingston, where we landed a part of our cargo. Then we went down the River St. Lawrence to Ogdensburg, where we landed the remainder. Here we lay several days then got under way for Kingston. On the passage up the St. Lawrence we ran on a flat rock near Chipawaw bay, where we lay several hours, then came up in Kingston, where we loaded and came out on Lake Ontario about midnight and the next day came within ten or fifteen miles of the Genesee river, when we met a heavy wind from the westward and were compelled to run back and put in at Presquile harbor. We were at this time rather short of provisions and the next morning the captain, Oliver Culver, Frederick Bushnell, Samuel Sheldon, other passengers and myself went on shore in pursuit of provisions and called at the house of the widow Sellick to get some bread, but could not get any as she was out of flour. She said she had sent a grist to mill, and if we would wait until they returned she would let us have some. Some one of the party discovered she had a loaf at the fire baking. They purchased of Mrs. Sellick or she gave us half the loaf and we purchased some turnips and went on board. At evening the wind came around fair and the captain, feeling anxious to set out, as the ice began to make for the bay, we got under way again for Genesee river and the next morning we made the land off the dock. Rose with the wind at sou-west, ran down to Genesee river and came in at anchor, at the mouth of the harbor. The same afternoon that we got into the river a cutter had crossed the river on the ice. The vessel was about three weeks performing the trip to Ogdensburg and back, and on my return I had fully recovered my health. On board the vessel I first became acquainted with Frederick Bushnell, Oliver Culver and Samuel Sheldon, who were fellow passengers, and after we returned, Mr. Bushnell came to the mouth of the Genesee river with a small stock of goods and commenced mercantile business in connection with James K. Guernsey. In the month of January, 1811, he made a bargain with my brother, Samuel, and took me into his service and I continued with him as clerk until the spring of 1821, for which I received a salary of $50.00 a year and board until April, 1816, and from that time until March, 1821, I received $200.00 against my board. War broke out in June, 1812, and we moved the goods to Victor, Ontario county, in the spring of 1813, where we remained in J. K. Guernsey's store until the winter of 1815, when I was sent to Alexander, Genesee county, where I remained with Henry Hawkins, a partner of Mr. Guernsey's, until we received the news of peace. I was then called back to Lima, where I remained a short time, and then was sent to the mouth of the Genesee river, where Guernsey & Bush had commenced mercantile business again, and I continued with them as clerk until the spring of 1821. During my clerkship from 1812 to 1821 I was never absent without leave except once—that was in the month of December, 1814, I was engaged in the warehouse, and the news came that the British troops had crossed the Niagara, had taken Fort Niagara and had advanced into the country as far as the Eighteen Mile creek. I concluded then if my country ever needed my services it was then. I was then 19 years old, I immediately went about preparing, and the same evening about 10 o'clock I left Genesee river with about one week's provisions in my napsack and my rifle on my shoulder, steered my course for the Ridge road afoot and alone and arrived at Parma Corners next morning, where I met with a great number of the militia going on to meet the enemy. Frederick Hanford, then public store keeper, hired a team and took in eleven of us and started for Lewiston. The second day we arrived at Hardscrable six miles east of Lewiston on the Ridge and about eight miles from Fort Niagara, then in possession of the British troops, where we remained about three weeks. We numbered about 200 men under arms, under the command of Colonel John Atchinson. We had no fighting to do during my stay, and I got rather tired of stopping in the army and got a pass and returned to Genesee river.

During my stay at Hardscrable a number of circumstances took place which were pleasing, but would not do to mention them, still there was one I wish to relate. One evening when we were all settled down to sleep we heard the report of three guns, which was a signal for all hands to muster to headquarters. We started in quick time for the colonel's quarters three-quarters of a mile, where we formed in a line of battle on the Ridge road. After remaining there about an hour it was ascertained to be a false alarm and we were ordered back to our quarters. This happened three times, the last about midnight, with the cry "The Indians are upon us!" and we were all pretty well frightened, being called out of our rest three times in one night. The fun of it was that at the time of the alarm our captain was dreaming that the Indians were upon us, and the man who lay next to him awoke and in getting up put his hand on the captain's breast. The captain immediately sprung up and caught the straw bed on which on which he was sleeping and commenced swinging it back and forth and singing out "The Indians are upon us!" After this our company went by the name of the "Straw-bed Company."

(To be continued.)

Published May 27, 1911



No. III.

In 1821 I commenced business with J. K. Guersey, Frederick Bushnell and V. R. Hawkins, under the firm of G. B & Co. The company purchased of G. & B. their stock of goods and vessels. ... In the spring of the same year we established an ashery for manufacturing pot and pearl ashes in connection with James Currier, one mile west of the Genesee river on the Latta road, and at the same time purchased of G. & B. a small stock of goods which they had in the village of Gains in Genesee county and built an ashery there in connection with James Mather of that place. In 1825 by mutual consent the firm was dissolved, and I purchased Mr. Hawkins's interest and the firm was changed to G. C. Latta & Co., and the partners were Mr. G., Mr. B. and myself at Charlotte, where we continued until 1831, when I purchased the entire stock of goods, among which were the well known schooners, General Brown, Julia, Mary Jane, Swallow and the Charlotte, of about fifty tons of burden, which was built at Charlotte in the winter of 1828 and fitted up and run as a packet between Genesee river and Coburg and Port Hope in Upper Canada, which was the first packet ever run regularly during the season of navigation, twice a week until the spring of '34, when they conceived running the steamboat. ... In April, 1831, I connected myself in business at Charlotte with Henry Benton, late cashier of the Farmers and Mechanics bank in the city of Rochester, under the name and firm of Latta & Benton, and continued in business at that place until November, 1832, when I purchased Mr. Benton's interest in the goods and vessels, and about the same time I sold half of the vessels to F. Bushnell, my former partner, and formed a partnership with him in the storage and forwarding business at Charlotte under the name of B. & L. and continued in the mercantile business on my own account until 1834, when I sold my stock of goods to J. Currier and Chapman and retired from business except the forwarding business, which B. & L. continued until spring of 1835. In the winter of 1832-33 I built the schooners Guernsey and Cleveland. The Guernsey I named for my former partner, J. K. Guernsey. These tow vessels I sold to Messrs. Hooker & Co., of Rochester.

In the spring of 1828 I purchased the farm I now live on. It was then in the state of nature and I commenced clearing and in the spring of 1831 I removed my family to it. The spring of 1849, in connection with Major John Williams, G. J. Whitney, Jim Whitney, J. M. (or G. W.) Goodman and J. C. Campbell, of Rochester, and Joshua Eaton and William Rankin, of Charlotte, commenced building the plank road from Rochester to Charlotte and on the 11th of October 1849, we commenced taking toll. At that time making plank roads was a new business in this part of the country, the fact is, the Brighton plank road was the first and only road of the kind I ever saw, until this road was built. The person who contracted to build the road, a Mr. McGonegal, found when the work was completed that he was out of pocket about $1,300, and the county took the subject under consideration and voted to pay the amount—which was paid from the first earnings of the road before the county realized anything. At the same time the plank road was commenced part of the same gentlemen who built the road erected the Lake house at the terminus of the plank road in the village of Charlotte.

The summer of 1834 or 1835 a petition was gotten up by the inhabitants of Rochester and Charlotte to the legislature of this state and a charter was granted, for the building of a railroad from the city of Rochester to Charlotte, a distance of seven miles, and the books opened for subscriptions and part of the stock subscribed, but failed of getting the full amount of subscribers, owing to the building of a short road from the city to Carthage on the east side of the river, a distance of about three miles. This road was used for a few years and found to be an unprofitable investment and was abandoned and the rails taken up. Our road then slept until the spring of 1852. After the Rochester, Lockport and Niagara Falls railroad was finished, W. A. Boody proposed to assist us in getting a railroad on the west side of the Genesee river from the city of Rochester to Charlotte, and in the course of the summer we got the amount of stock subscribed which was necessary, $150,000, and in the fall of that year the county entered into a contract with William Oaks (?) & company for the building of the road, which was completed in the spring of 1853, and the cars commenced running.

In the spring of 1855 a company was formed and the stock subscribed for the erection of a grain warehouse and elevator at this place and the job was let to Albert Aldridge. In October the building was so far finished that they commenced taking in wheat, and about the 7th of November the building fell with some 65,000 bushels and the warehouse was a total loss and about 25,000 bushels ran into the river. The loss of wheat probably was $40,000 to $45,000. I made the county a present of $500 on condition they would build a warehouse capable of storing 100,000 bushels of grain and capable of elevating 2,000 bushels and hour. The money was paid on G. J. Whitney's draft to A. Aldridge the 4th of October, which was before the job was fully completed.

As early as 1809 Roswell Lewis & Co. of Ogdensburg built a schooner called the Experiment, Captain Holms, and began the forwarding business from Charlotte to Ogdensburg. They afterwards built a vessel called the Captain Dickson and the schooner called the Genesee Packet, Captain Ober Meeyer (?). These vessels continued to do business between Ogdensburg and Genesee river until the spring of 1812, when war was declared between the United States and Great Britain, and the vessels were then sold to the government and sent into service on the lake. In the winter of 1814 and 1815 Guernsey & Bushnell built in connection with Oliver Culver. William Davis and Frederick Hanford a small vessel in the town of Brighton, near Orange Stone's about two miles from Irondequoit Landing and drew her on wheels with oxen to the landing and launched her at the old landing at the head of navigation at Irondequoit. The summer of 1816 or 1817 this vessel was loaded with flour and went down the St. Lawrence as far as Montreal and returned loaded with merchandise. This vessel, in company with a vessel called the Swanton, owned by Frances Charten, of Brighton, I think, were the first decked vessels that ever descended the St. Lawrence as far as Montreal. After that they commenced running steamers as far down as Dickson's Landing in 1840 as far as Montreal and Quebec.

Over forty years ago I can recollect hearing Frederick Bushnell, James Currier and G. H. Holden frequently talk that the day would come when vessels would come up the St. Lawrence loaded with West India goods and exchange them for lumber and staves on Lake Ontario. They also talked of the probability of vessels getting around Niagara Falls and get on to the upper lakes and by some means find their way into the Mississippi river, and come around by the way of New Orleans to New York. They likewise talked of the probability of vessels coming from Europe by the St. Lawrence on to these lakes. At this time I did not think it was possible, but I have been spared to see vessels in this harbor from Quebec and read of several vessels being built on the lake and Lake Michigan and sent to Europe, and believe vessels can be built at this port and sent to sea to better advantage than any place on the lakes.

In the summer of 1854 I moved from my farm to Charlotte and purchased a house from Thomas Crouch and remained in it until the spring of 1857, when I purchased Mr. Campbell's interest in the Lake house and fitted it up and moved into it in the spring of 1857, where I now reside.

(The End.)

Published June 3, 1911

Rochester's First Permanent Settler, Jeremiah Olmstead.

I. Richard Olmstead with his Uncle James was one of the original proprietors of Hartford, Conn., A. D., 1639. Removed to Norwalk, Conn., A. D., 1651. Had command of a military company. Representative, 1653 to 1679 at the general assembly. Commissioner of the peace, or town judge. Wife's name (?).

II. Ensign, John, born (?); married Mary Benedick, July 17, 1673. (Norwalk Records Hall, p. 185.)


III. Daniel and "Richard with others of Norwalk and Milford, Ct., purchased the township of Ridgefield, September 30, 1708, of Catoonah, sachem of the Ramapoo Indians of the state of New York—20,000 acres for 100 pounds. Both removed there." (James D. Olmstead, New York, 1869.) Married Hannah Ketchum of Norwalk, May 9, 1711. They had eight children.

IV. Ambrose, born May 9, 1719; died April 6, 1792. Married Martha Comstock, July 1, 1742. (She was of New Canaan Parish of Norwalk.) She died August 4, 1814, in the 91st year of her age.

1. Abigail, born July 5, 1743.

2. Martha, born April 14, 1745.

3. Anbrose, born March 10, 1747.

4. Mary, born September 3, 1749.

5. Ruth, born August 5, 1751.

6. Phebe, born August 7, 1754.

7. Jeremiah, born 1759.

(Bible records of William Merrill, of Charlotte.)

V. Jeremiah Olmstead, born at Litchfield, 1759, was the son of Ambrose and Martha (Comstock) Olmstead. Married Rachel Darling. They had three children—Harry, Horace, who went to Canada, and Laura, who married first, Samuel Street and second (?) Bellington and removed to Allegany county. Jeremiah Olmstead came from Fairfield county with his family soon after 1790 and settled first on his brother-in-law Samuel Street's farm on Dugan's Creek at Scottsville. Of this family and those employed upon the farm. ten persons died the first year of the "Genesee fever," among the number was Mrs. Olmstead, The year 1797 Jeremiah moved down the river and took possession of a log cabin that had been built and used by Elisha Farwell, who was a hunter and trapper but who had then abandoned it. This hut or cabin was on the east side of Lake avenue, on the south side of the gully opposite Lorimer street, and Mr. Olmstead was what was then commonly called "a squatter." Mr. Peck in his History of Monroe county, page 106 says: "Olmstead may be called in a way the first permanent white settler in Rochester, though the name, of course, did not cover his residence till many years afterwards." He remained in this cabin one year and raised the first crop of corn grown upon the site of the city. In 1798 he purchased a farm on the Ridge road, where he kept a tavern and here was held the first town meeting of Greece, 1809. He was collector of taxes for Northampton, 1797, and his tax roll embraced the entire region between the Genesee and Niagara rivers. He removed to Handford's Landing (on the Charlotte boulevard) 1816, and kept a tavern and here he died, 1816. His son, Harry, was his successor. He is buried in the old Fall's cemetery in an unknown and unmarked grave. Harry, son of Jeremiah, born August 15, 1787, died Greece, November 15, 1863. Married Clarissa, daughter of Asa Hurd. He was a volunteer in the War of 1812. Was in the battle at Lundy's Lane and at Fort Erie, August 15th. Served under Captain Rowe and was with Major Stone at the mouth of the Genesee river. His widow received a pension under her death. He worked for Silas O. Smith and helped to clear the land where the Court house now stands, and at times was obliged to discontinue his work on account of the abundance of rattlesnakes and resort to "burning them out."


1. Ambrose, born February 11, 1814, unmarried; died in Illinois, 1855.

2. Polly, born January 26, 1816; married Dow Wood, of Charlotte.

3. Harry A., born November 1, 1817; married Martha Lewis. She died March 16, 1905.

4. Huldah, born August 13, 1819; married George Sexton.

5. Zina L., born June 2, 1821; married Harriet Hinds. He died April 29, 1860.

6. John, born August 14, 1823; died April 8, 1832.

7. Clarissa A., born September 18, 1825; married Marcus Page.

8. Pamelia, born December 27, 1827; died March 8, 1871; married William Merrils; had four children.

1. Ella, died young.

2. Carleton E., married Carrie E. Bowman.

3. Walter S., unmarried.

4. Estelle, married George Tucker, of Michigan.

9. Bill, born June 15, 1830; died 1832.

10. Laura L., born July 2, 1833; married James Van Cise, of Michigan.

11. Nancy J., born August 2, 1835; married William Newcomb; died November 10, 1857.

12. John (again), born November 15, 1837; married Melissa Outer Kirk; died March 20, 1872.

12. Bill (again), born September 25, 1841; married Martha Pangburn, and died, 1897.

(Bible Records.)

Published June 3, 1911


(Fields) Luther, came from Brattleboro, Vt., in 1816, and settled first at Henrietta, and two years later brought his wife and four children, and in 1824 removed to Gates Center, where he made a settlement. He was born in Athens, Vt., September 17, 1787, and died in Gates, December 14, 1861. He married Priscilla Ware at Putney, Vt., January 10, 1808. She was born November 15, 1788, at Putney and died at her son Chester's home, in Gates, July 11, 1877.


1. Lyman, born Brattleboro, Vt., October 19, 1808. Unmarried. Died, March 4, 1857.

2. Lucy, born Vermont, September 19, 1810; married June 20, 1830, at Gates, Asel Eldridge. She died August, 1877.

3. Chester, born Vermont, August 16, 1812; married February 1, 1837, Eliza Perkins. He died March 25, 1890. Had son, Reuben, born November 1, 1841, who still lives in Gates, who married first, Fanny Munn, February 15, 1872, and married second, Ella F. Armstrong. Chester Field settled in 1826 at the junction of the state line and the New York Central railroad. Kept a tavern on the Buffalo road, 1832, two miles east of the Center.

4. Nancy, born Vermont, July 7, 1814; married September 12, 1832, Jesse Dewey. She died March, 1873.

5. Henry, born Dumberston, Vt., August 25, 1816; married April 3, 1850, Elizabeth Higgins. He died August 30, 1853.

6. Ann, born November 16, 1818, at Henrietta; died June 26, 1845.

7. Priscilla, born October 28, 1820, at Henrietta; died March 20, 1845.

8. Abigail, born July 24, 1822, at Groveland; died July 18, 1842.

9. Sophia, born March 20, 1824, at Groveland; died April 26, 1945.

10. Martin, born August 22, 1826, at Gates; died April 1, 1856.

11. Harriet, born August 28, 1828, at Gates; died October 10, 1844.

(Bible records.)


Published June 3, 1911


(Lusk)—James Lusk, born (?); died, (?). Married, Love Graham.


I. Sylvester, born (?); died (?). Married, Sally King.


1. Sylvester, born November 29, 1805.

2. Mariah, born March 7, 1808.

3. Mary, born May 15, 1810.

4. William, born June 22, 1812.

5. Elizabeth, born August 19, 1814.

6. James, born November 1, 1819.

7. Caroline, born November 1, 1819.

8. Julia, born December 9, 1821.

9. Harriet, born July 25, 1823.

II. Abigail, born (?); died (?). Married, Lockwood Reynolds.


1. Caroline, born (?); died (?). Married, Anson K. Parsons.

2. Mary, born (?); died (?). Married William Douglas.

3. James.

III. Love, born (?); died (?). Married, Orrin Thompson.


1. Henry, born 1818.

2. Laura, born 1822.

3. Della (?), Cella (?), or Julia (Records imperfect.)

(Bible records.)

Published June 3, 1911


(Scramlin family)—Can anyone give addresses of descendants of John Scramblin, of Norton's Mills, Monroe county (about 1831). He married (?) Norton. (Mrs. Emma J. Van Valkenburg, Wayland, Allegan county, Michigan.)

(Utley family of Henrietta)—Settled, 1815. Elisha, married Lois Swan. (Mrs. S. M. Bostwick, 210 Comstock avenue, Syracuse, N. Y.)

(Colvin, Isaac, family)— Any address of descendants.

(For Glens Falls, care of this column)—Had a grandson, Isaac C. Sheldon.


Published June 3, 1911


(Sperry)—Address of descendants, (Settled, Henrietta, 1810.) Care of this column.

Name of Glover Perrin's wife—She was a widow—given name Joanna. She married, third, Andrew Huntington.

(Caswell family)—Early settlers of Chili. Dr. Caswell at the Rapids.

Published June 10, 1911


I. John Perrin was born in 1614; died September 13, 1674, at Rehoboth. Wife's name Ann. She was buried March 11, 1668 or 1669. His will bequeaths to son:

II. John, jr., born in ——, of Rehoboth. He died before 1694. Wife's name Mary.

III. John, born October 12, 1668; buried at Rehoboth, May 6, 1694. Married Sarah ——. (Rehoboth Records).

IV. John, born March 8, 1692 or 1693; died February 28, 1731. Married Rachel, daughter of Timothy and Elizabeth Ide, in October, 1716. (She was born May 28, 1696, and died December 4, 1780). She married for her second husband Deacon Edward Glover, July 6, 1738. (She is buried by the side of her first husband in East Providence, R. I. cemetery—A. B. Y.).


I. John, born March 19, 1717; married Elizabeth Lyon, February 15, 1742.

II. Ezra, born August 6, 1720.

III. Rachel, born October 18, 1722; married Joseph Whittaker, March 15, 1743-4.

IV. Timothy, born October 1, 1724.

V. Jesse, born January 24, 1726; married Rachel, daughter of Samuel Ide, May 11, 1749.

VI. Elizabeth, born November 17, 1728; married Caleb Walker, October 16, 1750. (She married, second, Joshua Smith, June 10, 1756.)

VII. Huldah, born February 2, 1730-1731; died January 1, 1738.

V. Jesse Perrin, born in 1726, married Rachel Ide. (She was born December 2, 1730; died August 15 or 16, 1808, and is buried in old Pittsford cemetery). He died ——. Was town clerk of Rehoboth 1762-1787. They were both members of the Rehoboth Congregational church in 1750.


1. Lemuel, born October 21, 1749; died July 9, 1822. Resided at North Adams, Mass. Removed to Ohio, where he died. He served in the Revolutionary war. Married Martha Nash, November 25, 1773.

2. Daniel, born in 1751; died in 1751.

3. Molly, born June 16, 1753; died February 27, 1808. Married Lieutenent Samuel Perrin, of Pomfret, Conn., November 10, 1787.

4. Jesse, born March 18, 1756, at Rehoboth; died in Perrinton, N. Y., March 8, 1838. Married Abigail Hollister August 9, 1779. (She was born August 9, 1759, and died August 7, 1817). He came to Perrinton in 1791 or 1792, and living with his brother, Glover, cleared the field now the burying ground. (No stone marks his grave there). The first church service was held at his home by Rev. (?) Crane. He was a wealthy man for those times.

His Children.

A—Calvin, born December 28, 1780; died in Rochester, Minn., March 10, 1863. Married Nancy F. Mallery, August 23, 1807. She died in Bloomfield, Mich.

B—Nancy, born August 28, 1783; married Philetus Blackman in May, 1803—first marriage in Perrinton. They had five children. Lived in West Macedon, Wayne county, where she died May 12, 1877 (at the home of her daughter, Mrs. LeGrand Couch).

C—Polly, born July 12, 1786; married David S. Jackway, June 7, 1805; died at Palmyra, June 7, 1858.

D—Hollister, born February 5, 1797, and died in 1797. The first death in Perrinton.

E—Jesse, jr., born July 28, 1792; died August 19, 1862. Married Laura, daughter of Abner Bird, October 17, 1817.

F—Theroras (?) Ide, born May 28, 1799; died August 19, 1875. Married Diane Phillips in January, 1819. She died June 5, 1841.

5. Daniel Ide, born March 17, 1758; died January 4, 1824. Married, first, Nancy Burr at Rehoboth, Mass. (Had a daughter who married Perry J. Smith of Brockport). Married, second, ——. Had a son, Darius, born January 15, 1804, and a twin brother who died. Darius Perrin was a postmaster of Rochester in 1849 and sheriff in 1837. He married Elizabeth Cummings and had daughters, Elizabeth, Carrie and Emma. Came to Rochester from Pittsford in 1812 and resided here eighty-two years until his death on March 15, 1893. Daniel Perrin was an early settler of Pittsford.

6. Huldah, born April 29, 1760. Died in Perrinton, June 30, 1849. Married Abner Wight. (Abner Wight settled in 1794). Their son, Asa, born in 1797, was the first child born in Perrinton who lived to manhood.

7. Glover, born May 27, 1762. (Rehoboth Records). Died at Pittsford November 11, 1830. (G. S. Rec.) Married Joanna, daughter of Abraham Northrup, of Ridgefield, Conn., and Lennox, Mass. She was born December 15, 1767; died at Pittsford, July 17, 1847. (She married, second, Andrew Huntington. He died in 1844.—G. S. Rec.) Glover Perrin and his wife were the pioneer settlers of Perrinton in 1791 and hence the name. He had been here the previous year with Caleb Walker and built his home, a log hut, one mile south of Fairport, and for two years he and his wife were the only settlers, during which time Mrs. Perrin never saw a white woman. Her fear of the Indians, who were her neighbors, caused her to become insane for a time, after which she was attacked with the Genesee fever and they removed to Pittsford in 1807. where he became the pioneer landlord, his tavern being on the stand of the Phoenix hotel. In 1798 Glover Perrin was appointed "Sabbath-day Master," assessor in 1796. Pittsford records give birth of Daniel, born July 25, 1796, son of Glover, but Turner says he died without issue. In 1807 the first Presbyterian church was organized at his house.

8. Edward, born September 8, 1864 (sic.); died at Perrinton, September 21, 1821; married Lydia Nash, July 4. 1783.

9. Calvin, born September 18, 1766; died at Woodstock, Conn., April 23, 1850. Married Lucy Peak, April 7, 1789.

10. Ezra, born August 10, 1768, at Rehoboth.

11. Jacob, born April 7, 1770; died in Perrinton, September 23, 1813. Married Elizabeth Fisk, November 6, 1791.

12. Asa, born August 16, 1775; died in Ohio, September 13, 1850. Married Rebecca Thatcher, September 18, 1800.

(There was a James Perrin in Pittsford in 1778, aged 63, but I cannot connect him with the family).

Baptisms at Pittsford in 1831—Mercene, Rosamond, Orrin and Horace Perrin.

Published June 10, 1911


I. "Newcomb, Alonzo B., was married to Minerva Rhoades, sister to Mrs. Putnam, in 1828, and moved to Michigan, where his wife died and he has since married his second wife and still lives in that county."

II. "Putnam, John, settled at Charlotte with his father when a boy. He had two brothers who married and moved West. His father and mother died at Charlotte. John married Elmira Rhoades. February 14, 1825. He died at Richmond, Va., February 10, 1854, and he was buried in the grave yard near Budd's on Ridge road. He had three children, one daughter, Eugenia, married (?) Whiting; son, George Carlton; son, Lewilling."

III. Fred.


Published June 10, 1911


Benjamin Barton (of Sussex county, N. J., born March 2, 1770), and Agnes Latta (of Walkill, Orange county, N. Y., born January 9, 1774), were married at Canandaigua in the state New York, November 1, 1792. He died in 1842.


1. Catharine, born in Geneva, Ontario county, August 31, 1793.

2. James L., born in Cashong, Ontario county, September 17, 1795.

3. Samuel, born in Cashong, Ontario county, January 23, 1798; died in 1837.

4. Sarah, born in Cashong, Ontario county, April 3, 1800.

5. Susannah, born in Cashong, Ontario county, August 27, 1802.

6. William, born in Cashong, Ontario county, August 19, 1804.

7. Jane Ann, born in Cashong, Ontario county, October 27, 1806.

8. Joseph Annin, born in Lewiston, Niagara county, February 15, 1809.

9. Maria, born in Lewiston, Niagara county, April 9, 1811.

Peter Porter, born in Geneva, Ontario county, November 21, 1814.

(Printed certificate).

Published June 10, 1911


(B. W. B.)—I. Moses Gage, born in 1705, was of Rowley, Mass., 1730. Married Sarah, daughter of Gershom and Abigail (Ellithorpe) Nelson (born in Rowley, Mass., February 27, 1707), January 13, 1731. He died October 2, 1774, at Rowley. Mrs. Sarah died in 1791 at Rowley, Mass.


1. Moses, second, born in 1732; married Mary Boynton, February 17, 1758.

2. Daniel, born June 1, 1734; married Priscilla Jones, January 1, 1756.

3. Molly, born in 1737; married Phinehas Davis August 23, 1764.

1. Moses, second, married Mary, daughter of Ebenezer Boynton, of New Salem, February 17, 1758, by Rev. Amariah Frost. He died June 24, 1803. She died January 5, 1819.


1. David, born December 26, 1758; married Rachel Newton, of Paxton, in 1783.

2. Patience, born December 8, 1761; died in 1776.

3. Sarah, born May 19, 1766; married Reuben Walker, May 26, 1791.

4. Stephen, born August 8, 1768; died in 1776.

5. Mary or Polly, born February 10, 1771; married Ebenezer Boynton, of Holden, November 12, 1795.

6. Abigail, born November 9, 1773; married, first, Joseph Hunting, jr., in 1791.

7. Patience, born January 1, 1775; married Elijah Barker, of Hopkinton, in 1799.

8. Anna, born March 29, 1779; married Weston Colburn in 1804 (Ballou's Milford).

1. David married Rachel Newton of Paxton. They lived on the homestead at Rowley. When very young he entered the Revolutionary army and was at West Point when Benedict Arnold engaged to give up the fort to the British. Here he was taken ill and his father went for him and brought him home. He removed with his family in 1817 (he was then 59 years old) to Gates (where his son, Moses, had gone in 1814), and purchased a farm. They traveled with all their household goods, on a large ox wagon, drawn by one yoke of oxen and a horse and arrived after five weeks of travel, and here he lived until he died August 24, 1844. His wife died March 28, 1841. In 1836 he resided in Gates nine years. He was also in Pittsford for a short time previous, as his pension receipt shows. The 1832 pension list gives David Gage, Massachusetts militia, aged 74. Statement of Monroe county, 1840, list David Gage, Gates, aged 82, residing with Moses Gage June 1, 1840.


1. Azuba, born December 22, 1784; married Lemuel Green Morse, December 10, 1806; ten children.

2. Betsey, born August 1, 1786; a milliner. Went to Henrietta, N. Y.; married; no children.

3. Charlotte, born March 14, 1789; married Ansel Morse, at Upton, Mass., December 22, 1814; two children.

4. Moses, born August 1, 1793; bought of Phelps & Gorham a farm in Gates. He was a boot-maker. He died in 1854. Married Sophronio Tenny, August 3, 1817, at Henrietta by her father, the Rev. Reuben Tenny. (She was born April 4, 1802, at Bethel, Vt. She died in Gates).


1. William B., born May 12, 1818; married March 16, 1841, Angelina Perkins. (She was born November 2, 1818, and died in Michigan August 12, 1854). He died March 12, 1856.

2. Duane L., born October 12, 1820; died in 1821.

3. David N., born July 1, 1822; married December 1, 1843. Elizabeth (?) and Abbie (?).

4. Adaline A., born June 2, 1826; married June 22, 1848, Peter Widener.

5. Angeline A. born March 13, 1828; married January 1, 1846, Phineas Goodwin.

6. Caroline E., born December 19, 1832; died in 1850.

7. Hellen J., born July 14, 1836; died in 1837.

8. Moses D., born February 18, 1842; unmarried.

Published June 17, 1911



I. Launcelot Granger, born in England; died in Suffield, Conn., September 3, 1689. Married Joanna, daughter of Robert Adams, in 1653-4. (She died after 1701).

II. Samuel, born August 2, 1668; died April 22, 1721, at Suffield, Conn. He was a farmer. Married Esther Hanchett, May 16, 1700. (She was the daughter of John and Esther (Pritchet) Hanchett, born August 1, 1678; died May 21, 1731).

III. Robert, born May 6, 1710; died February 14, 1785. Married Ann Seymour August 11, 1731. He was a farmer at Suffield, fence reviewer, tithingman and surveyor of highways.

IV. Zadock, born July 20, 1736. Married Martha Cooley November 23, 1761. She was born in Sunderland, Mass., February 20, 1742, and died in Rochester February 6, 1823. He was called Colonel Zadock Granger. He was a farmer, also interested in mills, mines and fisheries. He was a lieutenant in the Second company of the Suffield Train band in March, 1775, and captain in May, 1775. Private in Captain Elihu Kent's company of minute men at the Lexington alarm. Previous to 1793 Colonel Zadock Granger had purchased land on the Phelps & Gorham tract, and in 1796, when the settlement commenced, his son, Eli, having settled at King's Landing in Greece, on this land, he followed him and became interested as a ship owner and merchant at the dock. He died July 17, 1799, of the Genesee fever, and was buried in the old cemetery. (Grave unmarked).

V. Eli, born in Suffield, Conn., April 12, 1763; died in Rochester (Greece) May 4, 1823. Married, first, Jemima Leavitt (born July 24, 1765; died December 2. 1818). His early life was spent on his father's farm in Suffield, Conn., and there he married the daughter of John Leavitt, a leading merchant. The marriage was performed by his brother-in-law, who was justice of the peace. In 1796 Eli Granger, Thomas Gideon and Simon King and Elisha Kent, all from Suffield, Conn., started for the Genesee country in covered sleighs, accompanied by their wives. They settled on the land previously purchased by Zadock and Gideon King, where now only the remains of the cemetery and the old road leading to the dock mark the spot of a thriving little settlement, then called King's Landing (Later Handford's Landing). Here Eli Granger opened a general store and conducted it several years. He was the first town clerk in 1797. The records show that $50.00 was voted for the town expenses for the ensuing year, and that "hogs may run at large in the town." In 1799 Eli Granger and Abner Migells built at King's Landing the first sailing merchant vessel built by Americans and used on Lake Ontario. This vessel was named "Jemima" after Mrs. Eli Granger.


1. Lucretia, born in Suffield, Conn., November 21, 1786; died at Charlotte September 28, 1849. Married William Hincher, second. (See Hincher family).

2. Clarissa, born March 28, 1788; died June 22, 1810, at Toledo, O. Married Calvin Bronson. (Had a son Calvin, second).

3. Calvin, born December 6, 1790; died at Hornellsville, N. Y., March 4, 1861. Married Roxanna Chamberlain February 13, 1814.

4. John, born November 9, 1791. Removed to Toledo, O. Married Susan Stone.

5. Lyman, born June 27, 1798; died July 2, 1865. Married, first, Electa Cooley May 19, 1818. No issue. Married, second, Mabel Tery, November 7, 1820. (She was born December 17, 1795, and died July 8, 1827).


1. Terry, born February 8, 1823; removed to California.

2. Harriett, born August 3, 1824; died January 20, 1846; married James G. Russell.

Married, third, Elizabeth Kempshall. (She was born August 7, 1803).


3. Leavitt P., born November 25, 1832; died December 26, 1876, unmarried.

4. Elizabeth, died in 1853, unmarried.

5. Lyman N., born May 18, 1837; married Mary M. Martin. The father, Lyman, was a farmer and waon-maker in Rochester.

6. Arabella, born in 1800 at Charlotte; died April 20, 1874. Married Elihu, son of Peter Grover.

Published June 17, 1911


Peter Grover was born in Becket, Mass. Died in the army at Plattsburg in 1814. Married Emily Miller, born in West Springfield, Mass., in 1789; died at Rochester July 4, 1858. They lived at Scipio, N. Y. His son, Elihu Grover, was born in Scipio, August 23, 1808; died in Rochester September 3, 1888. He was a merchant. Married Arabella Granger. Their son, Levitt B., born October 7, 1833; died August 16, 1891; married Cornelia Smith.


Published June 17, 1911


Betsey King (daughter of Thomas I.), married Lewis Tibbals.


1. Bradford King Tibbals

2. Perthenia.

3. Betsey.

4. Benjamin, died in 1845-46.

5. Barnabas.

6. Benonia.

7. Thomas.

8. Truman, born November 8, 1833.

Published June 17, 1911


Cyrenus Cook, born October 31, 1780; died September 15, 1819. Married, first, in 1801, Louisa Walker. She died in 1805.


1. Abigail Tracy, born February 28, 1805; died June 26, 1881. Married November 25, 1833.

2. Louisa, born in 1806; married —— Clark. Married, second, ——.

3. Catharine Town, born in 1808. She married, second, William Dickinson. He died January 5, 1857.


1. Erastus, born April 18, 1809; married November 15, 1831.

2. Mary M., born in 1813; died February 22, 1875; married Lover Champney.

3. Lufany, born August 31, 1816; married in October, 1838, William Graham.

4. Prudence, born February 16, 1819.

5. Cyrenus Martin, born ——; died July 17, 1885.


Published June 17, 1911

Nathaniel Bingham emigrated from Langdon, N. H., in 1816. In 1819 he married Mary Kempshall, sister of Thomas Kempshall, one of the pioneer millers of Rochester. In 1819 he built a house on Caroll street (now State street). This house burned in 1820 and Mr. Bingham and family went to Missouri (Brownville). This journey required three months to accomplish. He ascended the Missouri river in a keel boat and when within thirty miles of his destination the boat sank. The little saved from the fire was swallowed up by the river. Mr. Bingham disliked to educate his children in a slave state, so returned to Rochester in 1828, where he resided until his death in 1856. Mr. Bingham was one of the first in manufacture pianos in Rochester.

Published June 17, 1911


(Bible Records).

Ashbel Beach, born October 11, 1769; died May 13, 1825. Married Lurany Humphrey in 1797. She was born December 2, 1777, and died October 10, 1821.


I. Bercy, born March 8, 1799. Married Moses King May 27, 1818. (See King Family).

II. Lurany, born ——; married William Adams December 13, 1821.


a. Elizabeth Adams, born in September, 1822.

b. James Adams.

c. Julian Adams.

d. Flora Adams.

[handwritten addition: III. James.]

IV. Parthenia W., born ——; married Uriel H. Peak February 22, 1827. She died in July, 1831.


a. Helen Peak, born January 7, 1828.

b. Hillman Peak, born in January, 1831.

V. Nancy, born in ——; married Joseph Webster September 5, 1827.


a. Joseph Savoy Webster, born June 24, 1829.

b. Twin daughters.

VI. Sabra, born in ——; married Julian Lusk December 11, 1825.


a. Sophia Arelia Lusk.


Published June 17, 1911

John Holden and Betsey Parmenter were married at the Great Bend of Susquehanna, Pa., in 1795. John Holden and John Dow came to the Great Bend in the spring of 1790. Betsey Parmenter was brought up thirty miles northwest of Boston.

Heman Holden was born February 20, 1797.

Roswell Holden was born July 22, 1798.

Levina Holden was born November 7, 1800.

Cullinda Holden was born August 30, 1802.

Wealthy Holden was born April 11, 1805.

Fox Holden was born December 21, 1806.

Emily Holden was born May 10, 1810.

John W. Holden was born April 25, 1813 (my father).

George Holden was born January 12, 1817.

Betsey E. Holden was born April 26, 1820.

William Holden was born September 10, 1823 (Fox's father).

Published June 17, 1911


William Hincher, second, was born April 17, 1780, died May 8, 1868, at Andover, N. Y. He was a farmer at Charlotte. (See Hincher Family Record). Married Lucretia Granger. (See Granger Family Record (above)


1. Jemima, born March 28, 1805; died May 27, 1877; married John Peterson, of North Greece, in December, 1830. (John Peterson died in December, 1866). They had four children.

2. William, third, born May 24, 1807; died January 8, 1863; married Lucy Hickox February 23, 1832, of North Greece.

3. Harvey, born May 4, 1809; died in Alleghany county in 1879; married.

4. Clarissa, born December 23, 1811, died near Batavia in 1870; married Chester Richardson.

5. John Granger, born October 25, 1815; died in 1881; married Mary Pickney. Lived at Burr Oak, Mich.

6. Electa, born May 29, 1820; died in 1864; married Hiram Shearman. Lived at Gates.

7. Horace H., born December 10, 1823; died in 1861 in Michigan.

8. Abel Rowe, born in November, 1825. Removed to Michigan, Married Mary Dewey.

Published June 24, 1911



I. Isiah Northrup was born April 3. 1746, at Stratford, Conn. Married Mary, daughter of Andrew Hubbell, December 17, 1767. (She was baptized June 4, 1749). (This is from the Northrup Geneology, which does not give death records). On the gravestones in the old cemetery, one mile south of Fairport, is the following:

"Isiah Northrup died Aigust 17, 1817, aged 74. Nancy, wife of Isiah, died March 4, 1817, aged 71."

Mr. Northrup came to Perrington to live with his sons, and died at the home of Andrew.

Issue, All Born in Connecticut.

I. Sarah, born September 8, 1768.

II. Abiah, born April 16, 1770; removed to Ohio.

III. Abel Gillett, born April 9, 1772, of Perrington, and died in 1812 or 1820.

IV. Hannah, born November 22, 1774; married Voley Roswell; removed to Michigan.

V. Lucy, born March 19, 1777; married, first, Elisha Mosher; second, Frederick Hurd.

VI. Isiah, jr., born March 9, 1779. of Perrinton; died October 20, 1819, aged 40. (G. S. Rec.)

VII. Mabel, born March 22, 1781; married Dr. Alanson Porter, of Connecticut.

VIII. Polly Ann, born February 3, 1783; married Abijah Curtis. He died at Perrington September 19, 1826. Polly Ann, consort of Abijah Curtis, died June 23, 1822, aged 39, at Perrinton. (G. S. Rec.)

IX. Huldah, born May 6, 1768; married, first, Stratton Bur; second, Clark, of Connecticut.

X. Andrew, born November 10, 1787, of Fairport, 1808. Settled adjoining his brother, but sold out in 1830 and removed to Michigan. He married Eliza Wight February 14, 1811. Was in the War of 1812.

XI. Anson, born July 17, 1790; married Martha Hurd, in Roxbury, Conn.

XII. Dr. Elijah, born August 20, 1793. Wife's name Betsey. Came to Fairport in 1820 and for twenty years was a practicing and successful physician. He then removed to Michigan with his brothers.

XIII. Marcenus, born October 12, 1796; married widow Harvey. Was in Perrinton in 1812. Removed to Michigan.

III. Abel Gillett married Sally Beach February 14, 1799. (She was born August 18, 1780, and died in 1864. She married, second, Thomas Scott, an early and prominent settler of Perrinton, and had children John, Susan and Mary Scott.) He was the third brother to come to Perrinton in 1810.


1. Burr, born November 12, 1799, at Trumbull, Conn.; died in Rochester May 4, 1877. Married Sarah Fisk December 10, 1821. (She was born March 10, 1802; died at Rochester in 1885).


a. Abel Gillett, born January 10, 1823, in Perrinton; maried Cornelia A. Scovil in Warsaw.

b. Nehimiah Beach, born February 14, 1825, at Webster; married Electa Louise Eckler, of Penfield.

c. Sarah Rebecca, born December 30, 1826; married Lebbeus Ross Moore, of Penfield.

d. Greenleaf M., born October 14, 1830; married Elnora, daughter of Isaac and Lucy Crippen.

2. Nehimiah Beach, born September 18, 1801, at Trumbull, Conn.; came to Monroe county with his parents. Removed to Rochester in 1830. He was a civil engineer and in the transportation business. Alderman in 1849-50. In 1854 a member of the banking company of Belden, Keeler & Co. Trustee of the Rochester Savings Bank in 1865. Married, first, Laura [handwritten correction: Louisa] Hartwell, of Pittsford, N. Y., January 10, 1831. She died March 2, 1839. Married, second, Elizabeth Chauncy Langdon at Buffalo, September 1, 1840. [handwritten note: No issue.]

Issue by First Wife.

a. George Hartwell, removed to Michigan.

b. Sarah Eliza, born March 13, 1836; died January 11, 1878 [handwritten correction: Aug. 18, 1869]; married Professor Otis Hall Robinson of the University of Rochester.

c. Louise Hartwell, born February 21, 1838.

VI. Isiah, jr., came to Perrinton in 1808 and settled west of Fairport, where he built the fourth saw mill in Perrinton on Thomas creek and hewed and sawed the lumber from which he built his house. He married Rebecca Edwards, of Trumbull, Conn., October 31, 1802. She married, second, Lewis Northrup, of Chenango county, December 17, 1828. He died May 2, 1853, aged 72. She died April 15, 1863, aged 80, and is buried at Perrinton between her two husbands, Isiah, jr., and Lewis.


1. Abijah Edward, born in 1803 at Trumbull; married Emeline Strong in 1830.

2. Delia, born in June, 1805 in Connecticut; died at Penfield February 16, 1899. (G. S. Rec.) Married David Treadwell, of Perrinton, in 1823. He died at Penfield September 28, 1862, aged 64. "Militia volunteers."


a. Beach.

b. Sarah.

c. Isiah, third, died at Chattanooga in the service of his country December 12, 1864, aged 33.

d. Orson, died at Washington in the service of his country January 21, 1862, aged 29.

e. Elmer.

f. Sybil.

g. Pitt M.

(One other on this lot, monument broken, name gone, "died May 8, 1890, aged 55. War 1861-1865.)

3. Burr Sturgis, born in 1807, in Connecticut; died in Rochester April 7, 1892. Married Content Ann Kidney. She died in Rochester May 7, 1895.

4. Sally, born in 1809.

5. Absalom, 1815; removed to New Jersey.

6. John L., born in 1817; married Mary Havemeyer.

Published June 24, 1911


John Garnsey (or Guernsey) emigrated from the Isle of Guernsey, near England, and settled at Milford, Conn.

I. Joseph, son of John, 1639, of Milford, married Hannah, daughter of Samuel Cooley, sr., April 10, 1673.

II. Joseph, son of Joseph I., born January 13, 1674. Married, first, Elizabeth Disbrow. Married, second, Eleanor —— and removed to Bethlehem Society, Woodbury, Conn., where his wife died September 15, 1753, aged 77. He died September 15, 1754, aged 80.

III. Peter and John (twins), born April 6, 1709. (John married Ann, daughter of Deacon Jeremiah Peck. He settled in Amenia, N. Y.) Peter married Ann Gunn, of Milford, December 9, 1731, and removed to Bethlehem, Conn.


IV. Solomon, born ——. Married Sarah, daughter of James Kasson, of Bethlehem, November 15, 1764.

V. James K. Garnsey (or Guernsey) was born December 31, 1769, at Bethlehem, Conn., son of Solomon and Sarah (Kasson) Garnsey. He was a theological student of Dr. Smalley's. Licensed to preach October 8, 1790, at Newington, Conn., at the house of Rev. J. Belden, and was then called to Castleton, Vt. He preached the first sermon in Northfield (now Pittsford) on Silas Nye's farm. (As the Rev. Billinghurst came in 1798 it must have been previous to that date). It is also said that he preached the second sermon in Canandaigua. He seems to have given up the ministry, for he was chosen sheriff of Ontario county in 1806 to succeed Phineas Bates. He was a merchant in Lima and Charlotte. He bought ginseng of the early settlers, paying in goods from his stores, exported it to Europe and became very wealthy. He was director of the Liingston County bank in 1830. He married, first, Hannah Trowbridge, of Albany, April 27, 1807. She died April 7, 1816. Married, second, Electa Howes April 29, 1821. She died. In 1818 he removed to Pittsford, where he died March 6, 1841, aged 72, and is buried in the "Old Pittsford grounds."


1. Sarah Elizabeth, born April 27, 1808; married at Pittsford Mortimer F. Delano January 31, 1831, by Rev. Mahan.

2. Julia Norton, born August 20, 1809.

3. James Augustus, born November 2, 1811; died in 1848. Studied law with Ira Bellows.

4. Frances Dickinson, born February 17, 1815; married Simon Traver October 15, 1839.

By Second Wife.

5. George Elliott, born February 11, 1822.

6. Godfrey, born October 8, 1823; died January 1, 1834.

7. Catharine, born March 20, 1825; died March 15, 1848.

8. Lucy Ellen, born August 12, 1826; resided at Pittsford.

9. Clara Florina, born October 1, 1836; resided at Pittsford.

Published June 24, 1911


(Baldwin)—L—— Baldwin married Christina (Thomas) King in October, 1851, widow of Robert Graham King. She was born July 17, 1821, and died September 1, 1902.


1. Mary Electa Baldwin, born in August, 1852; married Maro R. Richards.

2. Samuel Cutler Baldwin, born in September 12, 1855; married Lena Stickney Latta.

3. Emma Louisa Baldwin, born March 2, 185?, married Alexander Clark Webster.

4. Graham King married, first, Stella Annis; second, Frances Williams.


Published June 24, 1911


(Ensworth) children of Azel and Sarah (Rogers) Ensworth:

1. Jared L., born in 1786; died in 1855. Married Sallie Wilcox in 1813. (She died in 1855).

2. Russell, born in 1788; died in 1834. Married Ann Brockway in 1815. She died in 1834.

3. Hannah, born in 1791; died in 1791.

4. Maria, born September 20, 1793; died November 21, 1880. Married Hubbard Hall September 20, 1813.

5. Mason Cogswell, born in 1796; died in 1820.

6. Sarah, born in 1798; died in 1824. Married John Shethar in 1823.

7. Sophronia, born in 1801; died in 1882. Married Benjamin Campbell (his second wife) in 1823.

8. Nelson, born in 1804; died in 1804.

9. Eliza, born in 1806; married Rufus Meach in 1825.

10. George W., born in 1809; married Fanny Langworthy in 1836.

Published June 24, 1911


(Graham)—R. J. Graham was born in 1722; died in July, 1795. Married Mary (?) Sheldon (?) May 3, 1748. (She was born in 1725 and died May 14, 1776.) (Bible records worn and faded). (Father's name gone; born in 1700).


1. Rev. John Augustus, born March 17, 1749; died May 18, 1796. Married Jerusha Peck.

2. (?) Sheldon, born September 10, 1750; died in September, 1811. Married Jane Scott.

3. Mary, born March 6, 1752; died in 1816, Married Solomon Cumins.

4. Love, born October 1, 1753; died in August 5, 1804; married James Lusk.

5. Sarah, born January 22, 1755; died in October, 1811. Married George Merrills (a sea captain).

6. Ruth, born August 23, 1757; died May 12, 1830; married Gideon King

7. Robert, born in 1759; died in 1834.

8. Narcissus, born October 16, 1762.

9. Daniel, born May 25, 1764; died July 28, 1798; married Lydia Goodrich.

10. Ebenezer, born November 11, 1768; married Jane ——

I. Rev. John, born in 1722, married [handwritten note: 2nd,] July 13, 1779, Ruth, daughter of Isaac King, and widow of (?) Smith. (She was born April 26, 1735). [handwritten notes: Rev. John graduated from Yale, 1740. Was chaplain in the Havana Expedition, 1762.]


1. Isaac King, born September 12, 1780; married, first, (gone). Married, second, widow Rose (?).

2. Charles (?), born Junr 25, 1782; married Catharine Utchoffer (?).

3. Elizabeth, born April 18, 1785.

4. Clarissa, born March 1, 1787.

5. Harriet, born March 9, 1789; married Justus Foote.

6. Jerusha, born January 22, 1792.

7. Sylvester, born July 8, 1794; died September 11, 1851.

9. Daniel, of Suffield, Conn. (whose sister No. 6 married Gideon King), came with his wife, Lydia (Goodrich) Graham, to Genesee country (King's Landing) in 1797. (He died of Genesee fever in August, 1798, and his name is on Gideon King's monument at Hanford's Landing cemetery). He married Lydia Goodrich at Wethersfield, Conn., May 10, 1790. After the death of Daniel Graham and Gideon King's two sons, Bradford and Moses, returned to Suffield, Conn., in 1798-99, and remained until 1802. "when they went to New York and lived on John street, near Broadway. There they pastured cows along the creek that was afterwards dredged out as a canal and then filled to form Canal street. Returned to Suffield in 1808. That same year Mrs. King rode alone on horseback from Connecticut to Canandaigua and back, to attend the division of her late husband's estate, over which there was a controversy that was never settled satisfactorily to the heirs. In 1814 she came to Rochester and lived with her sons, Bradford and Moses, until her death in 1830." (Bible records of Moses B. King).

Published June 24, 1911


(Stone)—Uriah Stone descended from Gregory, of Cambridge and Watertown, Conn. Had John, born in 1619, of Sudbury, who married Ann How, and had Daniel, who married Mary Ward in 1667, and had John, who married Anne Tileston in 1707, and had Uriah, born May 16, 1713. January 10, 1745, Uriah, then of Framingham, Mass. He was largely engaged in potash manufacturing. A soldier of the French war. Married November 22, 1739, Mary Blount. He died at Oxford, Mass., October 24, 1797. She died September 1, 1792. His son, John, born May 17, 1750, married Elizabeth Leonard, of Springfield, Mass. A tradition runs that he bought largely of soldiers' land claims and became proprietor of two townships. There being some doubt as to the validity of title, he compromised with the government and accepted 1,500 acres on the Genesee river near the site of Rochester. (Son, Samuel, city librarian at Chicago, Ill.) Uriah's other son, Samuel, born September 15, 1754; married July 10, 1792, Hannah Craig, of Leicester, Mass. He served in the Revolution. His son, Samuel, married May Newell, of Leicester and had eleven children; removed to New York state, where other children were born.


Published June 24, 1911


(Robb)—First directory of 1827 gives John Robb, carpenter, First ward.

I. John Robb, born in London, Ayershire, Scotland, in 1791. Came to America about 1817. Lived in New York a short time and settled in Rochester about 1821, where he resided and continued in the carpenter and building business until his death. He became a property owner in 1823 by the purchase of property in the First ward from Nathaniel Rochester. Married, first, Isabella Nelson, in 1829. (She was born in Manchester, England, in 1799 and died in Rochester August 20, 1841). Married, second, Amelia I. Buchan (born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1803; she died January 9, 1883).


II. William Richmond Robb, born March 6, 1832; died in Glasgow, Scotland, August 18, 1902 (while on a visit to that country). His remains were brought back to Rochester and interred in Mt. Hope. Married Eliza Foulds, in Canada. She died December 19, 1901.


III. John Alexander Robb, born May 10, 1868. Resides in Rochester.

Published July 1, 1911


The first bakery in the village was founded by Jacob Howe in 1814. In 1816 he issued the following circular:


Jacob Howe

Respectfully informs the inhabitants of the village and vicinity that he has commenced the baking business in all its various branches, at his bakehouse in Fitzhugh street, where he intends to keep constantly on hand a supply of ginger-bread, loaf bread, Boston and common crackers, and fancy bread for gentlemen's tables. Mr. Howe offers his services to families, on terms, which he is confident will be cheaper and more economical for them, than to bake for themselves; especially for those who live near him. He expects very soon a journeyman baker from Boston, and as soon as he arrives he will be able to keep on hand a supply of ship bread. He will also keep a supply of ship bread for travelers and others, in Buffalo street, near Messrs. Bond & Hatch's store. Mr. Howe does not conceive it proper or necessary to make any comments on his knowledge of his business, but those who favor him with a call will be able to judge for themselves. His terms may be known by calling upon him at his bakehouse.

June 24, 1816.

(This business continued until 1821 when the name was changed to Jacob Howe, jr. In 1863 to Jacob Howe & Son).

I. Jacob Howe first, was born in Wurtenburg, Germany, 1780 or 1781. (He was the son of John Howe, born in England.) With two boy companions at the age of ten he ran away from home to serve on privateer that finally carried them to Nova Scotia. Two of the boys, one of them being Jacob, went from there to Boston, Mass., and here he married Lucretia Wetherbee.


1. Lucretia, born (?); married Fred Wilson; died Rochester.

2. Simon, born (?); married (?); died Rochester.

3. Stephen, born (?); married (?); died Cleveland.

4. James, born (?); married (?); died Chicago.

5. William, born (?); married (?); died Detroit.

6. Francis, born (?); married (?); died Rochester.

7. Jacob second, born 1810, Boston; married Lucella Covert, July 4, 1831. He died December 31, 1884, age 74.

"Jacob Howe first drove in a covered wagon from Boston, Mass., to Rochester with his wife and seven children in 1813. Previous to this he had purchased a piece of land which is now between Spring street, the canal and Fitzhugh street, They arrived in the evening and the dog that had followed them the entire distance caught a rattlesnake and shook out of its mouth thirteen little snakes that were at once killed by the children. The following morning a deer was killed by Mr. Howe not 50 feet from their wagon." This was two years less than one hundred years ago. Mr. Howe was captain of the First Military company raised in Rochester, "The Rifle Guards." a member of Wells lodge F. and A. Masons and Hamilton chapter.

Jacob Howe II. Jacob Howe second, born 1810 at Boston, and died December 21, 1884. Married Lucella, daughter of Marcellus Peter Covert, July 4, 1831. Served the city as alderman; also police commissioner, 1865-66-67. A prominent member of Brick church; member of Mechanics association (afterwards merged with Athenaeum association). Member of Pioneer society, 1847. "Annual dinners were held by this society at the National hotel (where the Powers hotel now stands on the corner of Main and Fitzhugh streets), and the members marched down the street to the banquet graded as to age and led by an old Revolutionary soldier, James Milliner, who played the drum." Jacob second, succeeded his father as captain of the Rifle Guards, in command of the company for years till disbanded; member of old fire department, master of Valley lodge, member Hamilton chapter and Monroe commandery. "When Jacob second was about 12 years old, he rode and led two horses belonging to the Stage company from Rochester to Albany through the forests, fording the streams, fearless of bears, wolves and Indians, and received as compensation three little pigs."

At this time rattlesnakes were very plentiful in the neighborhood of Fitzhugh and Main streets, and it was only by frequent blastings that that they were exterminated." Jacob second was really the first commercial traveler of Rochester." When 19 years of age he bought out his father's business, and the village not buying all his output he would fill bags with crackers, tie them on his horse and walk to Lewiston, where he found a ready market, selling on his way, and then would ride his horse home."

"He and his mother were the last persons to cross the first bridge erected over the river at the lower falls, it falling not two minutes after they had crossed."


1. Elizabeth Lucella, born July 21, 1832; died, age 18 years.

2. Mary Ellen, born August 28, 1834; married, Edwin Gilbert, Buffalo.

3. Emma Lucretia, born June 21, 1841; died age 17 years.

4. Margaret Hawley, born May 3, 1843; married William H. Gorsline.

5. Jacob third, born December 3, 1845; married, Flora A. Mulford, June 2, 1875; born March 9, 1848.

6. Frances M., born March 29, 1847; married, Goldsmith B. West.

7. Edwin G., born October 5, 1849; married, Sarah Carney.

Published July 1, 1911


(Olmstead)—Jared, esq., born July 1, 1754, was the son of Samuel and Abigail (Smith) Olmstead. He died May 28, 1825. Married November 30, 1773, Hannah, daughter of Gideon and Rachel Betts, of Ridgefield, Conn. (She was born May 10, 1755, and died February 28, 1826.)

I. Lewis, born March 19, 1774, died November 9, 1847, Married, Sarah Bennett, of Ridgeland, 1794. He died at Otsego, N. Y., November 9, 1847. His wife died April 23, 1855.

II. Nathan, born April 1, 1776, died December 6, 1833. Married, Martha, daughter of Captain John and Huldah Waterous (first wife), April 25, 1797. He died December 6, 1833. She died May 19, 1816.

III. Jonas, born January 31, 1778, died April 20, 1858, at Keeseville, N. Y. Married, first, Polly Terhune, at Northumberland, N. Y. Married, second, Elizabeth Ketchum.

IV. Hannah, born March 3, 1780. Unmarried; died at Pittsford, September 7, 1857.

V. Betsey, born March 3, 1782. Married, Abijah Northrup, August, 1803. He died at Perrinton, December 22, 1852. Betsey died March 28, 1861.


1. Hiram O. Northrup.

2. Frances B. Northrup.

3. Cornelia, married Silas Belden, of Cleveland, O.

4. Sally Ann, married Abram DeGroff.

5. Jared A. Northrup.

6. Alfred B. Northrup.

7. Alfred G. Northrup.

VI. Sally, born May 21, 1784, died August (?), 1828. Married William Clark, 1820. He died December, 1837.

VII. Polly, born May 21, 1786, died October, 1864, at Hadley, Ill. Married, Alfred Gray, 1806. He died at Montreal, 1820. She married second, Jirah Rowley at Victor, 1823.

VIII. Rachel, born March 18, 1788, died July 2, 1853. Married, Lewis L. Nash, of Connecticut.

IX. Lucy, born April 24, 1790, died October 13, 1866. Married, John Lane, of Pittsford, 1826. They both died at Lockport, Ill.

X. Jared, born February 14, 1793; married, Polly Abbott, of Redding, Conn.

XI. Hiram, born May 28, 1795, died June 28, 1860. Married, Sarah S., daughter of Rev. William Fisher, of Meredith, N. Y., August 10, 1820. Their children:

1. Sarah B., born May 4, 1829.

2. Hiram B., born January 9, 1831.

3. Portia Nerissa, born September 7, 1833.

4. Homer I., born February 23, 1836.

5. Lucy J., born 1844, died 1844.

6. Horatio F., born January 6, 1845.

7. Laura A., born June 6, 1848.

Published July 1, 1911


(Colvin)—Isaac born Danby, Vt., 1789, son of

The father removed 1795, to Livingston county, where he died the same year. The mother them removed to Macedon, where they resided until 1815. Isaac married Clarissa Delano (born Macedon, 1796), in 1815, and removed to Rochester, where he established the hatter's trade, his partner being his brother, Aldrich. In 1824 he removed to Henrietta and became a farmer. In 1864, to Mendon, where he resided until his death, 1871.


1. Ashley, born in Rochester, 1816.

2. Sarah A., born in Rochester, 1817.

3. Martha D., born in Rochester, 1819.

4. Clarissa, born in Rochester, 1821.

5. Isaac H., born in Rochester, 1823.

6, Sarah Ann, born in Henrietta, 1825.

7. Martha Delano, born in Henrietta, 1831.

(Grandson, Isaac C. Sheldon, of Mendon.)


Published July 1, 1911


(Colvin)—Luther, from R. I., to Danby, Vt., 1765. He found his way there by marked trees. He became a Quaker and joined the society. His wife, Lydia, died, 1814. He died 1829, age about 90.


1. Stephen (had a son, Benajah, who married, first, Huldah, daughter of Joseph Irish; married, second, Hannah, daughter of Gilbert Palmer. Benajah died 1867, age 80).

2. Caleb, married Anna Abbot. Had three children, Caleb, jr., of Hartford, N. Y.; Anna and Phila.

3. John, married Lucy Frink. He died 1825, age 40.

I find a Joshua Colvin an early Vermont settler who went to Genesee Country.

Ontario county probate records give the following:

Isaac Colvin died at Bloomfield, November 30, 1796, intestate, Widow, Lydia, and friend, Jared Comstock.

Published July 1, 1911


(Pierpont Family)—David, born New Haven, Conn., July 26, 1764; a cabinet maker. Married, Sarah Phelps, born in Litchfield, Conn., October 4, 1766. He died, 1826, and his wife, 1852 or 1853.


1. David, jr., born December 19, 1788, died in Richmond, N. Y., 1862.

2. Judge Robert, born Litchfield, Conn., May 4, 1791. He removed to Manchester, Vt., to live with his uncle. He died in Rutland, Vt., September 23, 1864, age 73. Married, Abigail, daughter of Joshua and Phebe (Collins) Raymond, 1814.

3. Edward, born July 1, 1793, died, Litchfield, 1870.

4. Warren, born August 7, 1795. Removed to West Bloomfield, N. Y.

5. Sarah Ann, born August 2, 1797; married (?) Green and died in Bay City, Mich.

6. William, born January 31, 1800, of Rochester, N. Y.; died in Watertown, 1859.

7. Charles, born May 22, 1802, died at Allen's Hill, N. Y., October 30, 1878.

8. John, born September 10, 1805, chief justice of Vermont.

9. Laura, born September 12, 1808, married, (?) Pope and went to Benington, Mich.

Published July 1, 1911


(Adams)—William was a native of Connecticut. His parents came to West Bloomfield, 1790. Married, Lurany, daughter of Ashbel Beach and of the nine children four lived to be adults.

1. Elizabeth, born September, 1822.

2. James W., born at Adams Basin, October, 1833. Was in the New York Custom House several years. Also interested in mining enterprises in Colorado. Married, Louisa, daughter of Alexander S. and Alice (daughter of Hiel Brockway) Brown, 1852.

3. Julian was the first soldier in Sweden to respond to the call of Abraham Lincoln for 75,000 men in 1861, and died in the army after the second battle of Bull Run.

4. Flora.

Published July 8, 1911



Richard Elwood the progenitor, came from England to this country, 1748. Settled in Minden, Tryon county (now Montgomery county). Wife's name (?). By trade he was a mason.


I. Daughter, born in England, married ( ) Van Allen.

II. Richard second, born Minden, N. Y., March 17, 1750; died in Springfield, N. Y., September 24, 1825.

One record says buried on his farm in Springfield, N. Y., another at Richfield Springs, N. Y. He was a farmer. Married, Catharine Pell (name changed to Bell during the Revolution). She died December 28, 1835, age 77, and is buried in Smyrna, N. Y. "During the French and Indian wars the mother of Catharine Pell was scalped and left for dead, and husband and two children killed." (Doc. Hist. of New York, Vol. I, p. 337.) Richard served in the Revolution as ensign from Tryon county, N. Y., Captain Clyde's company. (Doc. Hist. Vol. XV, pp. 295 and 367.)

III. Isaac, born Minden, called General or Surveyor Elwood, lived near Fort Plain, N. Y. Died, age 55. Was a soldier in the Revolution, Captain Clyde's company. Was wounded and pensioned. Married Magdalene Snyder.

IV. Benjamin, a Revolutionary soldier in Captain Clyde's company.

V. Peter, a Revolutionary soldier in Captain Clyde's company.

II. Richard and Catharine Pell's children:

1. Elizabeth, born January 9, 1778; died, August 13, 1855. Married, William Storer, February 6, 1808.

2. Susannah, born June 2, 1781; married, John Wilson.

3. Margaret, born December 6, 1782; died June 26, 1814, at Springfield, N. Y. Married, Abel Morse, January 10, 1804.

4. Catharine, born September 11, 1784; died August 8, 1871. Married, Isaac Russell, M. D., 1803.

5. Benjamin R., born September 21, 1786; died November 25, 1864, at Richfield Springs. Married, Nancy Tozer, 1814.

6. Polly, born July 6, 1788; died January 30, 1866. Married, Austin Spencer, February 6, 1806. He was elder of the First Presbyterian church at Spencerport, 1835.

7. Peter P., born April 6, 1790; died at Northeast, Pa., 1860. Married, Hannah Holt, November 22, 1812.

8. Dr. John Bell, born March 3, 1792; died in Spencerport, May 23, 1877. Unmarried. Buried in Mt. Hope. At the age of 18 he began the study of medicine with Dr. Palmer, of Richfield Springs, afterwards studied with Dr. White, of Cherry Valley. Practiced two years in Richfield Spings and located in Rochester, 1817, where he formed a partnership with Dr. Anson Coleman, which continued many years. For nine years, commencing 1829, he was postmaster; chosen mayor, 1847. Among his students were Drs. J. D. Henry, 1822, Tobey, Marble, Harry F. Montgomery, Briggs, Russell and E. Mott Moore, sr.

9. Captain Daniel, born October 2, 1793; died August 10, 1824. Married, Hannah Bushnell, November 9, 1815. Grandfather of George May Elwood, born August 11, 1844; died April 30, 1906.

10. Dorothy, born (?); married (?) Goodman.

11. Hon. Isaac Russell born (?); died in Rochester, February 27, 1863. Married, Elizabeth Handy Gold, of Pittsfield, June 14, 1849. She died September 10, 1869. Came to Rochester about 1830. He was admitted to the bar and formed a partnership with Samuel L. and Henry R. Selden. Clerk of the Common Council, 1838. Was one of the founders of the Western Union Telegraph company and also its first secretary and treasurer, which position he held until his death. Elwood building was erected to his memory by his son, Frank Worcester Elwood.

Published July 8, 1911


Orlando, son of Dr. Seth and Eunice (Parmele) Hastings was born in Washington, Conn., March 7, 1789; died in Rochester, March 19, 1861, aged 72. He was a student at the academy in Cherry Valley and afterwards studied law in Clinton. He practiced his profession in Geneseo until 1830, when he removed to Rochester and became a leading lawyer. Married first, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Ann (Emmons) Clark, of Clinton, November 12, 1812. (She was born, Colchester, Conn., June 29, 1789; died in Geneseo, November 15, 1818.) Married, second, his cousin, Mrs. Lydia Frary (Hastings) Hamilton, August 31, 1823. (She was the daughter of Elijah and Jerusha (Billings) Hastings, of Amherst, Mass., born, 1786. She married, first, Chauncey Hamilton.) She died in Rochester, 1872, age 86.


I. Dr. Parsons Clark, born November 22, 1813; died in Brooklyn, December 16, 1892. He was a graduate of Hamilton college and valedictorian of the class of '38. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister, and was pastor of the church in Manlius for about two years, resigning to become professor of Greek in Hamilton college. He received the degree of Ph. D. from his Alma Mater. Married, first, Mary Ann Guernsey, June 2, 1842, of Rochester. She died leaving one child, Frederick Guernsey, born 1843. He married Katherine L., daughter of William Ely, of Hartford, Conn. Dr. Hastings married, second, Sarah, daughter of Charles Sheldon, of Hartford, Conn.

II. Frederick William. born September 22, 1815; died in Detroit, October 31, 1836. He studied law with his father, and was admitted to the bar in 1836. Unmarried.

III. Thomas Emmons, born March 4, 1818; died in Northampton, Mass., March 30, 1875. Married, first, Julia, daughter of Timothy Burr, November 10, 1841. She died March 28, 1844. Marries, second, Caroline J., daughter of Timothy Burr, December 16, 1847. He was a merchant in Rochester and afterwards in New York.

IV. Elizabeth Clark, born 1824; died, 1826.

V. Jane Elizabeth, born February 19, 1827; died, November 15, 1868.

VI. Albert Merwin, born March 3, 1829; died January 30, 1885. Graduated at Hamilton college, class of '48. Studied law with his father and was admitted to the bar in 1850. Was also president and superintendent of the Rochester Paper Co., a member of the Central Presbyterian church, and president of its board of trustees. Married, Evelyn, daughter of James Seymour.


1. Charles Seymour, married Katherine, daughter of William J. Peck, of New York.

2. Henry Newel.

3. Helen Mary.

Published July 8, 1911


I. John Woodbury came from Somersetshire, England, 1624, and with several others, had charge of the settlement at Cape Ann, made by the Dorchester company. In 1826 the settlement meeting with little success, was removed to Salem. where, under the direction of the Massachusetts Bay company it formed a nucleus of the Massachusetts colony. In 1627 he returned to England as agent for the company and returned again in six months, bringing his brother, William and son, Humphrey. These two brothers, John and William, were the first settlers of what is now Beverly, Mass., and built their houses near Woodbury's Point. John and his wife were among the original members of the Salem church. He was constable, representative in the General court, and held many other public offices. In 1635 the town granted him 200 acres of land near the head of Bass River in Beverly, where his homestead is still in possession of his descendants with no other claim than the original grant. John was twice married. He died in 1642 and his widow died in 1672.

II. Deacon Peter, baptized July 17, 1640; died July 5, 1704. Freeman, April 29, 1668, representative to the General court, 1689-91, deacon of the church. The house he built on the homestead still standing. Married, Sarah, daughter of Richard Dodge. (She was born, 1644; died 1726.)

III. Deacon Peter, second, born December 12, 1666; died January 8, 1707; resided on father's homestead. He was also deacon of the church at Beverly. Married, Mary Dodge, November 18, 1692. (She was born 1674; died 1763.)

IV. Deacon Benjamin, born May 19, 1698; died August 22, 1781. Removed from Beverly to Sutton, Mass., 1734, (Five births of children recorded Beverly and four in Sutton.) He was elected deacon, 1774, Married, Ruth Conant, December 14, 1721. (She was born 1698; died December 10, 1786.)

V. Captain Peter, born May 20, 1736; died in Royalston, Mass., February 24, 1806, where he removed about 1763. Held offices of town clerk and town representative to the general court. Was captain of the militia in the Revolution and served during the campaign against Burgoyne. Married, first, Ruth, daughter of Captain John and Hannah (Marsh) Sibley, December 15, 1754. (She was born June 4, 1734; died March 23, 1753.) Married, second, Zeruiah Greenwood, January 18, 1759. She was born 1743, died June 21, 1787.) Married, third, Mrs. Mary Chase, April 5, 1792.

VI. Jonathan, born Royalston, Mass., January 26, 1767; died Springfield, Vt., September 6, 1842. Married, Sally Davis, June 20, 1733. She died June 10, 1851.


1. Jonathan.

2. Daniel.

3. John.

4. Esther.

5. Sally.

6. George.

7. Joanna.

8. Joel.

9. Mary.

VII. Jonathan, born Baltimore, Vt., May 16, 1796; died Rochester, N. Y., July 5, 1877. married, Sally Frost, May 8, 1823. (She was born February 12, 1796; died August 7, 1867.)


1. Ann Eliza.

2. Daniel Azro.

3. Edmund F.

4. Marcia Electa.

5. Augusta.

VIII. Daniel Azro, born Baltimore, Vt., April 12, 1827. Married, Minerva Co., daughter of Shelleck Boughton. (She was born September 10, 1829; died May 3, 1892.)


1. Willis E., married Mamie C. Christian. Minerva C., who married Chauncey C. Woodworth; Evelyn Marie.

2. Edward J., married Louise M. Kramer. He died December, 1895. Child of Edward J. (Edna Louise).

Published July 8, 1911


General Timothy Burr was born in 1772. He married Mary, daughter of Deacon Moses Chapin, of Hartford, Conn. His father was a merchant in Hartford and his son succeded him. He was general in the Connecticut militia. "He was a splendid officer" (Hinman). He removed to Ogdensburg in 1811 and was commissary general of the Western army in the War of 1812. Later he resided at Watertown and Henderson, N. Y., and in 1821 removed to Rochester. (The Rochester Directory, 1827, gives Timothy Burr, State street, and Albert Burr, goldsmith.) He was a member of the Brick church. He, his wife and son, Albert, died during the cholera epidemic in 1832. Albert Burr volunteered as a nurse. and while discharging his duties was attacked by the disease.


I. Timothy, born 1800. Removed to Trumansburgh, N. Y. He was a merchant and died in 1860. Married, Mary Ann, daughter of Dr. Jehiel Halsey. Two sons, Charles, of Binghamton, and James, who died in the Union army of fever, 1864.

II. Mary K., married Deacon Boardman Hubbard, of Springfield, Mass. She died in 1867.

III. Susan M., died in 1868; unmarried.

IV. Albert Chapin came to Rochester with his father. Was a jeweler and watchmaker as early as 1820; died in 1832; unmarried.

V. Alexander J., succeeded his brother in business. He died in 1836. Married, first (?) Pratt; second, (?) Smith (No issue.)

VI. Thomas was drowned when a small lad.

VII. Henry L., born in 1812. At the age of 12 went to Ludlowville. Was a book publisher. Died in 1865, age 58.

VIII. Cornelius A., married Mary L. Lyon, September 28, 1847. Removed to Brooklyn where he died March 4, 1863.

IX. Julia A., married Thomas, son of Orlando E. Hastings. She died in 1843. No issue.

X. Harriet E., born in 1820; married Alfred S. Barnes, the publisher of New York.

XI. Caroline J., married Thomas E. Hastings (his second wife).

XII. Emily C., married James H. Thorp, of New York. No issue.

Published July 8, 1911


(Parker)—Ralph, married Hannah Hoyt. Originally from New Haven, Vt., then to Glover, Vt., where Mrs. Parker died August, 1811, age 34. They had four sons and two daughters. Of these sons the eldest, Daniel Penfield Parker, removed to Rochester; the father also came with him.


Published July 8, 1911


(Parmenter) — Josiah was from Northfield, Mass. He married Sarah, daughter of Joshua Field, March 28, 1797. They had seven daughters, but I find no records of sons. A brother, Captain Nathan, died January 15, 1857, age 81, in Vermont.

Published July 8, 1911


(Jones)—Thomas, of Mendon, married Orilla, daughter of Joshua and (?) (Thayer) Bromley. Joshua Bromley was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, having served at the age of 15, and drew a pension in Vermont. He died in 1825, age 63. His wife (whose maiden name I do not find) died in 1852, age 83. Their children were: Bradley, Hiram, Laura, Orilla, Rachel, Nelson and Arabella.

(Ontario county)—History is not in my department. However, I will give you what I find of the Stanley family and you can connect it as you will with Stanley Corners now called Stanley, N. Y.; Seth Stanley was the son of Deacon Noah Stanley, of Stratford. Deacon Noah died May 5, 1778, age 54.

"Now I am dead and out of mind,

Upon this stone my name you'll find,

And when my name you plainly see,

You can no less than think of me."

Their family Bible gives the birth of Seth, March 18, 1751. Seth married January 6, 1774, Ruth daughter of John Clark. (Her sister, Huldah, married Caleb Richard Walker, of Lennox.) In February, 1796, he removed to Ontario county, and settled at what was called Stanley Corners, where he died May 5, 1823, age 72. Mrs. Stanley died September 13, 1796, age 44. His grandson, John Mix Stanley.


Published July 8, 1911


(Lee)— Stephen, of New Britain, son of Dr. Isaac and Mary (Hubbard) Lee, born March 16, 1723. Married February 6, 1746, Kate or Catharine Furbs (Forbes). (Farmington, Ct. Records.) He died September 14, 1783, age 60, at Lennox, Mass., to which place he moved about 1775.


1. Ashbel, born February 28, 1747, lived at Lee, Mass. Married, April 30, 1772, Sarah Hunn.

2. Timothy, born October 19, 1748, married Lucy Camp, April 23, 1772, of Pittsfield, Mass.

3. Mabel, born February 19, 1759; married April 22, 1773, Daniel Luddington.

4. Kata, born November 25, 1754.

5. Martha, born November 25, 1754; twins.

Martha married Lodowick Hotchkiss. He was a Revolutionary soldier born May 25, 1752, and died December 1, 1823. Their son, Lodowick, born December 6, 1773, learned blacksmithing of Jonathan Seymour.

6. Sarah, born August 22, 1758.

Published July 22, 1911



Samuel Stone of Hereford, England, had son William of Guilford, Ct., died November, 1683. One of the original settlers.

Married 1st, Hannah.

Married 2nd, Mrs. Mary Hughes, 1659.


I. William born, 1642, died September 28, 1730.

Married 1st, February 20, 1664, Hannah, daughter of Edward Wolfe of Lynn, Mass. She died March 28, 1712.

Married 2nd, Mary ——. She died July 6, 1782.


1. Samuel, born March 15, 1675, died April 8, 1675.

2. William 2nd, born March 22, 1676, married Sarah Hatch.

3. Hannah, born July 27, 1678, married William Leete.

4. Daniel, born July 27, 1680. died May 16, 1767, married Elizabeth Talmadge.

5. Elizabeth, born November 20, 1682, married Joseph Bishop.

6. Josiah, born May 22, 1685, died December 24, 1753, married Temperance Osborn.

7. Stephen, born March 1, 1690; married Elizabeth Leeman.

II. Hannah, born 1644, married John Norton.

III. Benajah, born 1649, married Hester Kirby.

2. William 2nd, son of William I, born 1676, died September 21, 1753. Married Sarah Hatch, of Guilford, October 28, 1701. (She was born 1681, died November 26, 1751.)


1. Ezra born June 12, 1703; died 1703.

2. Jehiel, born November 11, 1704.

3. Thankful, born June 10, 1708.

4. Thankful, again, June 25, 1710, died August 13, 1729, married Daniel Hubbard.

5. Daniel, born August 29, 1711, died December 23, 1782, married Leah Norton.

6. Reliance, born September 24, 1712, died April 1, 1757, married Abraham Bradley.

7. Zerojah, born July 14, 1715, died January 8, 1769, married John Hubbard.

8. Ezra again, born July 14, 1717, died March 20, 1798, married Elizabeth Osborn.

9. Beata, born June 26, 1723, died July 27, 1727.

2. Jehiel, son of William 2nd, born November 11, 1704, died in North Guilford, Ct. Married 1st Sarah ——. She died November 8, 1728, aged 20. Married 2nd, Ruth, daughter of Daniel and Susannah (Mould) White, September 10, 1730. (She was born in Middletown, Ct., September 28, 1703, and died in North Guilford, March 28, 1774.)


1. Thomas, born March 16, 1731, married Leah Norton, March 27, 1754.

2. Sarah, born September 2, 1732, married Daniel Norton, November 5, 1756. She died in New Durham, Ct.

3. Elihu, born August 16, 1734, died in Litchfield, Ct. Married Thankful Hotchkiss, September 2, 1755.

4. Ruth, born March 23, 1736, died in East Haven, Ct. Married Daniel Clark.

5. Noah, born June 23, 1738, died in Guilford, December 18, 1845.

6. William, born January 23, 1740, died in Harwinton, Ct.

7. Aaron, born October 21, 1741, died in North Madison, January 7, 1824. Married Lois Dudley.

8. Isaac, February 25, 1743.

9. John, September 2, 1744, died in Guilford, February 15, 1745.

10. Noah, born 1746.

11. John, born 1749, (2nd same name), married Mary Parmelee, removed to Ohio.

8. Isaac, son of Jehiel (2), born February 25, 1743, died in Bloomfield, N. Y., April 25, 1826. Married Parthena Dudley, November 4, 1767. (She was born 1750 and died in East Bloomfield, April 25, 1826.)


1. Ruth, born May 28, 1768, died March 26, 1831, married Asoph Woodruff, 1790.

2. David Tolman, born October 9, 1765, married Thankful Smith, September 29, 1792.

3. Parthena, born July 19, 1771, married William Cox, M. D.

4. Isaac White, born May 21, 1773, married Pattie Priest, (Suffield, Ct. church Records.)

5. Parnel, born June 25, 1775, died in Bloomfield. Married James Bradley.

6. Amos Sheldon, born July 22, 1777, died in Stockbridge, Mass., November 28, 1836. Married Rachel Pease.

7. Mary, born May 15, 1779, died in Vermont. Married ?—— Tyler.

8. Lois, born September 25, 1781, married Fred Penoyer.

9. John Jarvis, born May 1, 1786, married Caroline Wall, July, 1823.

10. Sophia, married James Johnson of Canandaigua.

11. Zerojah, married Joel Hart.

12. Sally, married William Lake of Gorham.

4. Isaac White Stone, born May 19, 1774, married Patty Priest. (She was born Stockbridge, Mass., April 26, 1774, died in Rochester, August 1, 1864). Captain Isaac was one of the earliest pioneers of Rochester. He settled first, soon after 1800, in Bloomfield, where he established a cloth dressing industry on Fish Creek. In 1810 he removed to Rochester and erected a frame house which he opened as a tavern "on the south side of Main and South St. Paul street." This was the only public house in Rochester during the War of 1812, and was the military headquarters. Isaac W. Stone was commissioned as captain of the dragoons, a company of 50 men, to be enlisted for six months as volunteers, under command of General Peter B. Porter, stationed at Charlotte. (The following notice is taken from the Buffalo "Gazette." September 10, 1814):

"Lieut. Col. Isaac W. Stone from Genesee River Falls, Ontario Co., returning from the Niagara frontier, was taken ill upon the road and died at the home of Major Isaac Sutherland, near Batavia, September 7th, much regretted."

"Mrs. Stone continued the pioneer tavern for several years after the death of her husband."


1. Truman, born at Canaan, Conn., January 17, 1797, and died at Rochester (ville) in 1819 or 1820.

2. Delia, born at Nine Partners, N. Y., May 26, 1798, went to Sandwich Island as a missionary 1827, and married Rev. Artemus Bishop there, and died there in 1875.

3. Eliza, born at Nine Partners, N. Y., September 1, 1800. Married Ira West at Rochester, N. Y., in February, 1816, and died at Tarrytown, N. Y., June 22, 1859.

4. Julia, born at East Bloomfield and died in August 1814, aged 11 years.

5. Minerva, born at East Bloomfield, N. Y., April 14, 1805, married Rev. William F. Curry, November 7, 1828, and died ar Rochester, N. Y., November 12, 1891.

6. Theodore, born at East Bloomfield, N. Y., October 13, 1807, and died at Dubuque, Iowa, in 1845.

7. Mary, born at Rochester(ville), N. Y., August 16, 1811, married John Fellows Bush, September 1, 1829, by Rev. William F. Curry, and died at Rochester, N. Y., November 19, 1867.

(Family Records.)

Published July 29, 1911



Zachariah Garbutt was a resident of the town of Winston, Durham county, England, at the period of the French Revolution. He was born in Northumberland, England. "Espousing the whig side in politics in those violent party times in England, when freedom of speech was restricted, he subjected himself to proscription and persecution at the hands of more loyal neighbors. His windows were broken in and his children stoned in the streets. Leaving Winston he went into a retired part of the county, where he remained for three or four years and then, borrowing thirty guineas to defray the expenses of himself, wife and five children, he sought a home in the land of political and religious liberty. He arrived in New York in June, 1798, and remained near Ossining until 1800, when he came to the Genesee country, settling first in the town of Seneca, where they remained for five years, and while there Mrs. Garbutt died." The eldest son, John, purchased land on Allen's creek in 1803 and in 1805 it became the residence of the entire family, and gave the name to the little hamlet of Garbutt. In 1807 Mr. Garbutt made a tour of the Western country, going as far as the Mississippi, where he was taken ill and died September 24th at St. Genevieve and was buried upon the banks of the river. Mrs. Garbutt's maiden name was Phebe Nairn. She died April 30, 1803, aged 50.


I. John, born in 1780, died March 13, 1855; married Mercy, daughter of Rufus and Lydia Cady. (She was born in Dalton, Mass., March 27, 1788, and died December 3, 1848, aged 60, at Wheatland). "He was a shoemaker by trade and repaid the money borrowed by his father for passage to this country by his work at the bench." He was also a farmer, surveyor and held many town offices. Supervisor of Caledonia in 1820 before the division of the town, and Wheatland's first supervisor in 1821. He represented Monroe county in the state legislature in 1829. He was one of the founders of the Wheatland Farmers' library and the first books were brought by him, on foot, from the store of Myron Holly in Canandaigua. He served in the War of 1812 in Captain Levi Lacy's company.


1. Lydia, married Jefferson Edmunds.

2. Minerva, born in 1812; died in 1813.

3. Zachariah, removed to Illinois.

4. Volney, a farmer in Greece; married Lucy Bennett.

5. Jane, married William Henry Harrison Harmon.

6. Cassius, married ? Woodgate, of Scottsville.

7. Elmer H., a merchant in New York; married Emma, daughter of Dr. Edson, of Scottsville.

8. William F., born February 3, 1822; died May 14, 1874. Married Frances Emmons (born December 13, 1824; died July 11, 1892).

9. Lucretia, married James Robinson, of Rochester.

10. Mercy, died February 7, 1826.

II. Elizabeth, born in 1781; died August 10, 1838. Married William Reed. He died December 15, 1853. She was the first schoolmistress in the log school house at Scottsville in 1808. She had a large family of boys who became residents of Wheatland and Chili.

III. Phoebe, born in 1784; died September 9, 1828, sged 44. Married George Washington Gardner. (He died July 17, 1849, aged 44). Their children were Jeremiah, Hazard and Elizabeth G., who married ? Worth.

IV. William, born in 1786 in England. Died November 22, 1867. Married, first, Elizabeth Sinclair. She died July 16, 1824, at 5:30 p. m., in her 32d year. (No living issue). Married, second, Elizabeth, daughter of James Dow. of Scotland. She died August 19, 1884, aged 76. He erected a log house in 1815, in which he resided some years, afterwards building the fine old house that now stands near the store. He was a farmer and merchant in the early twenties, and his store contained the first laces, silks and other finery that came to this county. Served in the War of 1812.


1. Elizabeth, married Cameron MacVean, his first wife.

2. Margaret, born March 24, 1832; died July 1, 1892, unmarried.

3. William D., a farmer, married Marian McVean.

4, James, born 1836; enlisted in 1861 in Co. F, Thirteenth infantry, Monroe county's first regiment, and was killed at Bull Run April 8, 1861, aged 25; unmarried.

5. Phoebe, died April 29, 1860, aged 21; unmarried.

6. Zachariah, died April 27, 1860, aged 18; unmarried.

7. Robert R., born in 1840, a farmer. Married Jennie, daughter of Joseph Cox, jr., in 1865.

8. Philip, born in 1844; lived upon the old homestead; unmarried. He was seven years supervisor and in 1884 and 1885 member of assembly.

Philip Garbutt V. Philip, born November 30, 1788; died September 12, 1865; married Nancy, daughter of Peter Sheffer, May 2, 1815. She was born January 20, 1793, and died February 22, 1867. Philip bought of his father-in-law the mills known as "Garbutt's mills" and land upon which the extensive and valuable gypsum beds were discovered in 1812. He conducted the mills for a long period, at the same time engaged in mining and grinding plaster, and conducting the general merchandise store. Later was engaged in the same business in the village of Mumford. "He built the Scottsville and Mumford horse railroad in 1837, the second railroad in Western New York. It had wooden rails. Ran on Sunday from Hall's Corners to Scottsville; platform cars with chairs, for the accommodation of church-goers." He was supervisor five years and served in the War of 1812. He emigrated to Ohio, where he died. Mrs. Garbutt returned to Wheatland and died in 1867.

1. Sheppard, born February 20, 1816; died June 26, 1853. Married Harriet ——, of Palmyra.

2. Peter, born September 1, 1818; died in St. Joseph, Mo., October 16, 1900. Married Olivia Hemingway.

3. Phoebe, born July 22, 1821; died April 20, 1842; unmarried.

John W. Garbutt4. John W., born June 28, 1824; now resides on the old homestead, aged 87. Married, first, Elizabeth Harmon Blackmer April 29, 1850. She died Jue 29, 1858. Married, second, Clarissa Blackmer (a sister of his first wife), April 8, 1860.


a. Philip Pomeroy, born January 30, 1852, in California.

b. Phebe Elizabeth, born July 30, 1854; married David Barnes. She died June 1, 1895.

c. John Frederick, born September 13, 1856; died March 6, 1903. married Mary, daughter of Thompkins Brown.

d. James Elon, born October 1, 1861; married ? Ott, of Colorado.

e. Allen Sheffer, born September 1, 1866.

f. Frank L., born September 3, 1868.

g. Minnie C., born October 6, 1871.

5. Philip, jr., born October 29, 1827; died September 5, 1828.

6. Ann, born February 7, 1831; died December 24, 1902; unmarried.

Published July 29, 1911


Major John, son of James, of Wethersfield, and Widow Mary (Talcot) Patterson, born February 14, 1707-8. Married Ruth, daughter of Joseph Bird. She was born January 28, 1730. Was deacon of New Britain church; a large land owner. Held slaves, who were buried back of his house. Will dated May 11, 1759. He held a captain's commission under the king, in the taking of Havana in 1762, where he fell with more than one-third of his company, victims to the yellow fever, September 5, 1762, aged 54.


1. Mary, born December 5, 1731; married John Pierce, of Litchfield, April 18, 1751.

2. Sarah, born June 13, 1734; married James Lusk December 30, 1754.

3. Anna, born December 27, 1736, married Rev. Stephen Holmes January 24, 1759.

4. Ruth, born June 10, 1739.

5. Brigadier-General John, born in 1744; married Elizabeth Lee, June 2, 1766. He graduated at Yale in 1762; taught school; was also a practicing attorney and justice of the peace at New Britain where he moved with his father-in-law, Josiah Lee, to Lennox, Mass. From there he moved to Binghamton, N. Y., where he was chief justice of the County court, member of the legislature from New York state four years, state congressman from 1803 to 1805, brigadier-general during the Revolution. One of the council that tried Major Andre. Member of the committee to amend the constitution of the state in 1801. He was one of the proprietors of the Boston purchase in Broome and Tioga counties containing 230,000 acres, called the "Free township." Died at Lisle, Broome county, July 19, 1808, aged 64.


1. Josiah Lee Petterson, born October 8, 1766; married Clarissa, daughter of General Caleb Hyde in January, 1788.

2. Hannah; married Eggleston.

3. Polly, born at Lennox, Mass.; died unmarried in South Carolina.

4. Ruth, born in August, 1774, at Lennox; married Ira Seymour, of Lisle, N. Y., November 14, 1797.

5. Betsey, born ——; died unmarried.

6. John Pierce, born May 5, 1787, at Lennox, Mass. Married, first, Sally Osborn, September 16, 1809, at Lisle, N. Y. Married, second, Kilbourn. He settled at Ogden in 1810. Was the first supervisor of the town and afterwards the sheriff of Monroe county. He emigrated to Illinois, where he died before 1850.

7. Marie, born in 1789, at Lennox; married Samuel Kilbourn in April, 1808. They emigrated to Broome county and then to Ogden in 1813. "They had nine children, all of whom died with consumption."

Published July 29, 1911



I. Nathaniel, of Portsmouth, R. I, 1637; died October 20, 1704; married Elizabeth Stokes.

II. John, born in Dartmouth, Mass.; died in 1769. Married Mary.

III. Nathaniel, born in 1710; died in 1754; married Mary Carr, October 20, 1736.

IV. Job, born December 14, 1737. Removed to Nine Partners, N. Y. Married Desire Irish in February, 1760.

V. Nathaniel Job, born July 4, 1776; married Sarah (Little) Sayre, February 15, 1797. In 1801 he removed to Seneca Falls, then in 1808 to Canandaigua, where he kept a hotel, and died January 10, 1810.


1. Henry Sayre, born in Galway, N. Y., February 14, 1798; died in Rochester January 9, 1884. Married Harriet, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Dunning) Benedict September 13, 1824.

2. Charles McCabe, born in Galway, January 11, 1810; died in 1826.

3. Susan Mary, born in Junius, N. Y., August 8, 1803; died May 4, 1880. Married Ephraim Barton Price, February 14, 1821.

4. Elizabeth Ann, born in Junius, May 11, 1806; married Ed. Hopkins, August 10, 1829.

1. Henry Sayre Potter came to Pittsford in 1815 and was associated with Samuel Hildreth and later with Sylvanus Lathrop. In 1821 he established himself in the mercantile business which he conducted until 1850, when he removed to Rochester and settled on South Fitzhugh street, where he died January 9, 1884. He was one of the first village assessors in 1827 and an early schoolmaster, and the first president of the Western Union Telegraph company.


1. Charles Barton, born July 9, 1828; died in Rochester, December 9, 1906. Married Sarah J., daughter of Dr. Noel and Delia (Welles) Weaver, July 18, 1866. Children (a) Henry Noel, who married Lillian, daughter of Dr. Peter W. and Mary (Holstein) Heron; (b) Nathaniel Restcome.

2. Mary Elizabeth, born January 2, 1831; died in Rochester, April 13, 1891; married Charles E., son of Romanta and Ruth (Cowles) Hart, June 24, 1858. Children: (a) Harriet Potter, (b) Howard M., (c) Mary Belle.

3. Alfred Benedict, born February 16, 1833; died August 11, 1896, in Fairport. Married Huldah Adelia, daughter of Aldrich and Mary A. Thayer, April 27, 1864. Children: (a) Alice Belle. (b) Frederick Thayer, (c) Bertha Louise.

4. Susan Julia, born June 7, 1836; died in 1908. Married Byron D. MacAlpine October 22, 1868. (She was his second wife). Children: (a) Reynolds Potter, (b) Florence.

Published July 29, 1911

(Baldwin)—Jonathan and wife, Laura, Pittsford church, 1827. Jonathan Baldwin, son of Brewen and Hannah (Foote) Baldwin, was born September 12, 1795, at Goshen, Conn. Married, Laura, daughter of Daniel M. Welton, October 8, 1816.


1. David Welton, born August 31, 1817; married Adelaide Latimer.

2. Catharine A., born February 5, 1819; married Calvin D. Whitney.

3. Luther Hart, born August 1, 1821; married, Eliza K. Wright.

4. Daniel Miles, born October 28, 1823; removed to Massilon, Ohio, where he died January 15, 1849.

5. Laura Welton, born February 22, 1829; married Julius E. Kilborn, January 15, 1849. Died in Hudson, Ohio, August, 1849.

6. Eliza Norton, born January 1, 1826; married William S. M. Abbott, November 19, 1846.

7. Delphine M., born May 22, 1827; married, Ralph W. Wilson.


Published July 29, 1911

(Lee)—Abraham Humphrey, came from Orwell, Vt., to East Bloomfield. Married, Huldah Baldwin; had daughter, Pamelia, who married Robert Lee, of East Bloomfield.

Published July 29, 1911

(Norton)—I. Jabez, son of Samuel and Molly (Lucas) Norton, was born October 6, 1741, at Durham, Ct. He was drafted in the fall of 1777 and was taken ill at Peekskill and died November 10, 1777. Married, first, Margaret, daughter of Caleb Beach, November 21, 1765. She died August 26, 1766. Married, second, Sarah, daughter of Ebenezer Buell, of Litchfield, November 12, 1767.

II. Deacon Noah, son of Jabez and Sarah, born November 6, 1769, died at Pittsford during the epidemic of 1812, where he had settled in 1794. He built the first frame house in 1795—still standing, two miles south of Pittsford on the Thornell farm. He was one of the first town assessor—1796. He was supervisor in 1798-1808. Deacon of Baptist church in 1810. Married, Margaret Patterson, who was one of the original Pittsford Presbyterian church members in 1809, and removed to Perinton in 1824.


1. Sarah, born April 19, 1795.

2. Theron, born January 21, 1797.

3. Polly, born May 25, 1799.

4. Betsey, born July 27, 1801.

5. Augustus, born November 21, 1803.

6. Pamelia, born February 2, 1806.

7. Emily, born May 11, 1808.

8. Noah, born August 21, 1810.

9. Aurelia, born November 26, 1812.

10. Adelia, born November 26, 1812.

(Sarah, sister of Noah, born January 7, 1772; married, John Welch and settled on the Susquehanna river, Penn.)

Published July 29, 1911

(Stone)—Deacon Samuel, born October 7, 1760, in Connecticut, came to Pittsford, 1790, where he was a prosperous farmer and many years deacon of the church of which he was one of the original members, in 1809. He died September 3, 1836, age 75. Married, first, Amy Wheeler. She was born April 5, 1771, and died December 9, 1816. Was one of the original members of Congregational church, 1809. Married, second, Eleanor (Wood) Cook. (Her maiden name was Eleanor Wood. She married, first, (?) Porter; second, (?) Cook, and third, Deacon Samuel Stone.) Samuel was a Revolutionary soldier although only a lad at the time. (Connecticut Pensioners Act of 1818, a private residing in N. Y. state. To aid of army at Peekskill, October, 1777—Captain Bryant's company.)


1. Theophilus, born October 19, 1792.

2. Samuel, jr., born July 28, 1794.

3. Simon, born March 11, 1796.

4. Zelotus, born December 18, 1797.

5. Theodore, born April 13, 1800.

6. Amy, born June 25, 1802.

7. Elijah, born August 10, 1804.

8. Eber, born January 14, 1807.

9. Submit, born January 29, 1809.

10. Betty, born November 4, 1810.

11. Suevetra (?), born September 25, 1813.

12. Samantha, born February 21, 1816.

8. Eber, born Pittsford, January 14, 1807; died September 11, 1864. Married, his step-sister, Eliza, daughter of Seth and Eleanor (Wood) Cook, September 28, 1834. (She was born February 1, 1810; died February 1, 1864.)

(Seth Cook, an early settler at Pittsford from Wayne county, but originally from Vermont.)


1. Amy Eleanor, born November 14, 1835; died May 21, 1842.

2. Anna Isabel, born March 28, 1837; died May, 1904.Married W. J. Lord, June 26, 1861 (a nephew of Jarvis Lord).

3. Tirzah Marilla, born September 26, 1836; died, 1842.

4. Miranda, born February 11, 1842; died, 1842.

5. Samuel H., born August 22, 1843 married, Isabel A. Clark, December 25, 1865.

6. George F., born February 28, 1845; died, 1846.

7. Frank E., born March 29, 1847; married, Clara S., daughter of Jeremiah and Sarah Clark, January 17, 1871. He rmoved to Henrietta, where he is justice of the peace.


1. Helen, born 1872, a normal school graduate and teacher.

2. Frank, born 1881; married, Ida DeWitt, of Henrietta.

3. Clarabel, born 1886; married, Bryce K. Chase, of Henrietta.

4. Amy May, born 1889; married, Vernon Welch at Pittsford.

Published July 29, 1911


(True)—Benjamin, of Rochester; married, Esther Richards. She was born about 1782.


Published July 29, 1911


(Doud)—John, married Elizabeth Norton, June 4, 1763. (She was born December 19, 1746, and died in East Bloomfield, 1824. They had twelve children.


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