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 the last 9 months of articles including all that are on this web page.

Published September 30, 1911



In the year of 1796 Mr. Salmon Tryon, of Litchfield, in the state of Connecticut, purchased two hundred acres of land on the west side of Irondequoit creek, three miles south of the bay. Mr. Tryon laid out a portion of his land into city lots, with a public square for a court house, and other public buildings. Being unsuccessful in the sale of his lots and failing to meet the payments of his purchase, his brother, Judge John Tryon, then of New Lebanon Springs, made the payments, and received a deed of the land in his own name. For the purpose of facilitating the sale of the city lots, Judge Tryon conceived the project of establishing a store for the sale of goods, and for the storing of produce to be forwarded to the Canada market. Accordingly in the spring of 1798, he made a contract with a Mr. Green, to erect a store on the creek, ninety feet in length and forty feet wide. Mr. Green finished the building late in the fall of 1798, and in January, 1799, Judge Tryon and Mr. Amasa Adams sent on Augustus Griswold with five sleighs loaded with goods. In the fall of 1799 Tryon and Adams sent from Schenectady by Captain Oliver Grace, a boat load of goods, and Henry Ward, then 18 years of age, went out with Captain Grace, as an assistant clerk to Mr. Griswold. There were but few settlers at that period; much of the business of the store consisted in exchange of goods for fur and deer and bear skins, with the Seneca Indians. The city of Tryon proved to be a paper city only. In 1800 there were four small frame dwellings on the hill near the creek, one of which was a tavern kept by Asa Dayton, who died in the army in the year 1814. One was owned and occupied by Stephen Lusk, a tanner and shoemaker (now of Pittsford), the third was occupied by Asa Dunbar, a mulatto, 6 feet and 7 inches in height, and of great muscular power, that in laying the logs of a building, he often raised one end to the height of five feet, when it required three men of ordinary power to elevate the opposite end. Dunbar died in Canada, 1815.

John Boyd came to the landing in 1801 and went away the same year. Silas Losea, a blacksmith, came here in 1801 and occupied the house of Stephen Lusk, the latter having removed to Pittsford, where he now resides (1863), at the age of 76 years, Several unmarried men lived at the landing: Oliver Culver, now of Brighton; George Daily, who worked in a distillery of Tryon & Adams, now of Pennsylvania (if living); Samuel Spafford, who afterwards removed to Ohio, where he died; Lewis Morgan, called the "Old Maid" by Captain Grace occasionally. In the year 1801 a municipal court was established in the city of Tryon, not by an act of the legislature, but by a voluntary association of the citizens. The officers of said court were as follows: John Boyd, first judge; Asa Dunbar (of commanding stature if not of talent), city attorney; Henry Ward, sheriff; Augustus Griswold, clerk, besides officers not now recollected. Several trials were had at this court. One criminal was sentenced to wear a leather apron for a term of thirty days; the sentence will perhaps indicate the offense. Griswold went away in 1810; died in Georgia, 1832. The Irondequoit store demolished about the year 1828. No village there to-day, 1850.

(From Henry Ward's Papers).

Published September 30, 1911



I. William Fellows came from England and settled at Ipswich, Mass., in 1641. He left eight children. His will dated November 29, 1676; proved November 27, 1677. His second son:

II. Samuel, 1st, born in England; came to America with wife Anna. He was a planter and weaver. Proprietor at Salisbury, Mass., in 1639. Freeman in 1645. His wife died December 5, 1684. He deposed November 11, 1679, aged 60. Died March 6, 1697 or 8.

III. Samuel, 2d, born January 13, 1646-7. Married Abigail, daughter of Thomas Barnard, June 2, 1681. She was born January 20, 1656. (Pope's Pioneers).


1. Samuel, 3d, born in 1683.

2. Thomas, born January 29, 1686.

3. Joseph, born April 23, 1688; married Elizabeth Young.

4. Ann, born April 28, 1690.

5. Ebenezer, born November 10, 1692.

6. Hannah, born July 20, 1697.


The family records give another son of Samuel III, viz., Colonel John, who married Huldah, daughter of David Ensign, of Hartford, and were the parents of General John Fellows, 2d. Colonel John died in September, 1787. Huldah died November 17, 1786. (I fail to find these records, but do find John Fellows, of Windham county, Conn., 1699. Surveyor in 1702. John Fellows was the first representative to the General Court from Plainfield, Conn., in May, 1708).

General John Fellows was born in Pomfret, Co., July 18, 1735, and died in Sheffield, Mass., August 1, 1808, "on Monday morning, aged 73 years." Married Mary, second daughter of Judge John Ashley, of Sheffield. (She died December 1, 1797, aged 58). He was captain of the Berkshire militia in 1760 in the French and Indian wars. Was sheriff of Berkshire county. Member of the provincial congress in 1775. Was in the Massachusetts line during the Revolution with the rank of brigadier-general, and was prominent in forcing the surrender of General Burgoyne. He was one of the associates of John Adams and Captain William Bacon in the purchase of East Bloomfield, drawing his shares of 3,000 acres on Mud creek. During the winter of 1789-90, in connection with Judge Augustus Porter, he erected a saw mill on Mud creek. In the census of 1790 is named as a resident of Canandaigua, but was never a permanent resident. "He resold his land for 18 cents an acre and returned to Sheffield, as there was no use raising crops with no way getting them to market."


I. Mary, born September 10, 1762; died August 18, 1828; married Daniel Penfield in 1811.

II. John, born January 5, 1765; died November 8, 1813; married Mary Sheers, of Sheffield.

III. Hannah, born February 4, 1767; died April 2, 1798; married Dr. Joshua Porter, jr., of Salisbury, Conn., April 1, 1785. (He married, second, Thankful, daughter of Captain Josiah Smith, of Great Barrington, Mass.).

IV. Charlotte, born July 4, 1769; died March 20, 1845; married Horace Bush. Came to Penfield in 1816.

V. Jane, born September 26, 1771; died July 18, 1844, or 9. Married Elnathan Keyes, of Burlington, Vt. Came to Penfield in 1819. Had:

1. John, who died in Toledo, O.

2. Charlotte, who married Harvey Wilson, of Auburn

3. Henry, who married Orpha Blackmer and died in Michigan.

4. Stephen, who died in Michigan.

VI. Edmund Burke, born January 25, 1775; died May 20, 1841. Married Polly Kellogg. They resided in Brutus, N. Y.

VII. Henry (Squire), born June 26, 1782, in Sheffield; died August 4, 1858, in Penfield. Married Sophia, daughter of Nathaniel Sanborn, of Canandaigua, February 28, 1809. (She was born February 18, 1787, at Lyme, Conn.; died November 15, 1852, aged 65). "The wife of Nathaniel Sanborn was the first white woman west of Utica." Squire Henry graduated from Williams college, after which he studied law with Peter Van Schaik at Kinderhook. Was admitted to practice in 1806, and settled in Canandaigua, where he remained until 1811, when he removed to Penfield. Was member of the state legislature, supervisor many times, for thirty-five years justice of the peace, also first school commissioner in 1814.

II. John and Hannah (Sheers) Fellows's children:

1. Mary; married Louis Cooper.

2. Edmund Burke, died in Chili, May 29, 1861; married Nancy. (She died June 15, 1872, aged 77 years and 7 months). Had a daughter, Mary, who married William M. Rogers, and died September 19, 1850, aged 30.

3. Nancy.

4. John.

5. Hannah.

6. Sally; married Hiram Bucklin.

7. Charles; married Eliza Hilyer.

8. Frederick; married Emily Hubbard.

VI. Edmund B. and Polly (Kellogg) Fellows's children:

1. Henry; died in Senet (near Auburn) in 1871.

2. Elisha; died in Weedsport.

3. Mary Ann; married Alonzo Smith, of Weedsport.

4. Minerva, married John S. Jenkins and died in New York.

VII. Squire Henry and Sophia (Sanborn) Fellows's children of Penfield:

1. Henry, jr., born February 18, 1810; died December 19, 1888. Married, first, Sarah Prouty, in 1831. She died in 1838. Married, second, Almira M. Hall at Penfield, January 31, 1861. (She was born June 27, 1826; died August 30, 1864. Married, third, Juliett Woodworth, January 1, 1866. (She was born September 18, 1826; died May 27, 1904).

Issue by First Wife.

1. George, born in 1832; died in Washington, May 15, 1910.

2. Ellen, born in 1834; died March 11, 1854.

By Second Wife.

3. Ellen, born March 21, 1863; married Andrew H. Bown, January 25, 1887. Resides at Penfield.

By Third Wife.

4. Juliette W., died at Penfield, May 27, 1904.

2. Mary, born September 12, 1811; died in 1861 at Penfield. Married Daniel E. Lewis, October 5, 1830. (He died in August, 1868).


1. Daniel E.

2. John F.

3. George R.

4. Kate J., married W. S. Osgood.

5. Horace P.

6. Henry F.

7. Mary F., married Charles Hooker.

8. Emma S.

3. John, born September 9, 1813; died in Penfield, November 9, 1835. Married Veronica C. Connick, September 22, 1865. (She was born May 25, 1846).


(a) Kittie Sophia, born August 16, 1866.

4. Charles, born April 30, 1816; died in Penfield, December 25, 1881. Married Jane W. Bryan, of Penfield, October 4, 1843. Had son. Bryan Fellows, born October 28, 1848.

5. Robert, born October 7, 1817; died in Iowa, December 26, 1898. Married Caroline Crampton, daughter of Rev. (?) Crampton, of Rochester, December 26, 1848.

6. Jane, born November 20, 1819; died in New Mexico, December 13, 1895. Married John L. Livingston, September, 1848; resided at Port Jervis and then New Mexico. (He was born February, 1821; died at Port Jervis in 1890).


1. James K. Livingston, born April 5, 1850.

2. Sophia F. Livingston, born October 23, 1852.

7. Charlotte, born September 30, 1821; died March 20, 1907. Married George W. Parmenter, of Penfield, December 19, 1865. (He was born in Massachusetts in February, 1820; died in Penfield, December 15, 1902).

8. Sophia, born February 24, 1823; died in Chicago June 2, 1891. Married, first, John Van Buskirk, of Newark, in September, 1848. (He died in Chicago, October 24, 1856). Married, second, Judge Cyrus M. Hawley was born in 1851; "departed" at Chicago, August 29, 1895).

9. Cornelia, born June 9, 1825; died in Iowa in 1905. Married Nathan L. Hall, a lawyer, December 15, 1853. "He was killed on the Canandaigua railroad April 23, 1855." One son, George, born October 15, 1854.

10. George, born March 24, 1827; died January 4, 1854. Unmarried

Published September 30, 1911


Garbutt Family.

William Garbutt, son of Zachariah, the progenitor (see page 44). Had eight children, viz:

I. Elizabeth Sinclair, born August 13, 1830; died April 25, 1858; married, Cameron, son of John and Abigail McVean, October 20, 1852.


1. Robert, born August 27, 1856; died June 20, 1858.

2. Elizabeth Garbutt, born April 23, 1858; died April 8, 1859.

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

III. William D., born September 15, 1834; married, Marion, daughter of James McVean, of Caledonia, January 26, 1859.


1. Marion N., born November 22, 1860; died October 23, 1878.

2. William Henry, born September 19, 1863; married Jane, daughter of David Menzie, of Caledonia, October 28, 1885.


A. William Menzie, born November 26, 1886.

B. Margaret L., born March 9, 1888; died October 20, 1896.

C. Katherine M., born August 4, 1891.

D. Marion R., born September 2, 1892.

IV. James, born July 27, 1836; died August 8, 1861, unmarried.

V. Phebe Nairn, born June 27, 1838; died April 29, 1860, unmarried.

VI. Robert Robin, born June 8, 1840; married, Jane C., daughter of Joseph Cox, October 5, 1865.


1. Charles Arthur, born August 29, 1868; died October 1, 1885.

2. Elizabeth R., born 1868; died 1869.

3. John L., born August 9, 1870; married, Eleanor Moon, May 3, 1893.


A. Elizabeth D., born March 18, 1894.

B. Margaret M., born January 14, 1896.

C. Eleanor R., born January 29, 1898.

D. Philip John, born June 24, 1903.

Published September 30, 1911

(Clarke) Captain Lemuel, of Whately, Mass., 1790. Removed to Winsted, Conn., in 1807, where he remained until 1826. He served as sergeant in the Revolutionary war, was in the Battle of Bunker Hill, and his discharge was signed by George Washington. He was born March 24, 1755. Married Keziah Hubbard at Sunderland, Mass., by Rev. Ashley, October, 1779. He died August 22, 1840. She died March 22, 1843.


I. Lucius, born 1780; died 1782.

II. Levi Hubbard, born September 22, 1782. Graduated from Yale, 1802, judge, Monroe County court, 1818, assistant editor of the New York "Commercial Advertiser," 1833 to 1835. Married Mary Ann, daughter of John Griswold, of Lyme, Conn., 1809. (John Griswold was the eldest son of Governor Matthew Griswold). She died January 30, 1812, aged 26, leaving one daughter, Elizabeth Brainerd, who married Bushnell White, of Ohio, in 1844.

III. Caroline, born in 1783; died, 1790.

IV. Kezia, born December 21, 1787; married William Moore, 1824.

V. Lucius, born Whately, Mass., August 22, 1790; died December 28, 1863. Married, Nancy, daughter of James Boyd, of Winchester, Conn., January, 1819, and removed to Rochester, 1818, where he engaged in the mercantile business at "Carthage," until 1824, when he returned to Connecticut. They had two children, born in Rochester, and six in Winsted, Conn.

1. Caroline, May 4, 1822; died 1822.

2. Frederick Boyd, born December 1, 1823; died 1825.


Published September 30, 1911

William Owen, born in Sheffield, Mass., December 29, 1764, served three and one-fourth years in the Revolutioary war before he was 20 years old. Married, Lucy Kellogg, May 2, 1792, and moved to the village of Penfield. Died May 16, 1833, and his wife died June 20, 1848. Their eldest son, Calvin W. Owen, born July 12, 1798, and married to Clarissa Beebe, February 1, 1829, who was born August 24, 1809, and died May 6, 1894. Calvin W. Owen died March 8, 1883.

Published September 30, 1911

Record of births, marriages and deaths of the children and grandchildren of Clarissa Strong Reynolds, daughter of Abelard Reynolds.

Sophia Clarke Strong, born in Rochester, December 3, 1851; married to Rinaldo S. Kenyon, July 11, 1876.


Lydia Strong Kenyon, born April 13, 1877.

Mary Clarissa Kenyon, born September 12, 1878.

Sophia Clarke Kenyon, born September 29, 1879.

Olive Meeta Kenyon and Rinaldo Huestis Kenyon, born June 22, 1885.

Lydia Strong Kenyon, married to Frederick Sweeting Todd, September 3, 1903.


Harriet Kenyon Todd, born August 18, 1904.

Frederick Sweeting Todd, born April 23, 1907.

Clarissa Reynolds Todd, June 22, 1908.

William Rinaldo Todd, born August 25, 1910.

Sophie Clarke Kenyon, married to Henry Remington Howard, June 22, 1906. Children:

Henry Eugene, born March 17, 1907; died March 29, 1907.

William Reynolds, born July 4, 1910.


(Skinner) David, lived in Colchester, Conn. He died in Geneseo, February 3, 1813. Married, Jerusha Lord, March 1, 1771. She died May 17, 1836, aged 86. Son, Aaron, born there March 22, 1779. Was a farmer at Geneseo. During the War of 1812 he was captain of a company and was at the burning of Fort Erie. Married, Alice, daughter of Thomas Brockway, November 24, 1802, in Columbia, Conn.


1. Aaron Lathrop, born November 24, 1803, in Columbia, Conn,; died, 1855 (sic.).

2. Aaron Lathrop, born July 22, 1805; died February 6, 1879, at Battle Creek, Mich.

3. Eunice Maria, born August 18, 1807, in Geneseo; died at Marysville, Ohio, November 23, 1864.

4. Abbie Emilia, born July 26, 1809. Married, Alex. Douglass Miner, May 29, 1848. He died in Lima, N. Y., January 16, 1876. A farmer.

5. Charles Mortimer, born June 28, 1811; died in Rochester, January 16, 1816.

6. Lydia Sophia, born October 21, 1813; died December 18, 1813.

7. William Henry, born October 20, 1814, in Rochester; died July 24, 1884, in Battle Creek, Mich. A banker.

8. Charles Mortimer, born May 23, 1817; died March 9, 1835.

9. Henrietta Eliza, born April 29, 1819.

10. Thomas Brockway, born November 17, 1822.

11. Mary Cornelia, born May 2, 1825.

Published October 7, 1911


" I was born in England and came to America with my parents. When I was about 10 years old my father (James Mann) decided to leave our home in Philadelphia and settle in Charlotte, Monroe county. There had been a road laid out in 1791 from Philadelphia through Pennsylvania into the beautiful Genesee country, and we were to ride in a wagon the entire distance. My mother was a confirmed invalid, and we made ten, sometimes fifteen miles a day, and arrived at Charlotte in about a month. Mother sat in a rocking chair the whole way; sometimes we camped out and sometimes we stopped at a tavern of which there were quite a number, or at the home of some settler. The continental soldiers who had disbanded at the close of the war had received grants of land from the government, conditionally upon settling and living there. After the road was opened, they built houses facing it, and every few miles we came across one. There were a good many hunters and trappers and once we met a company of soldiers. Our route lay through the woods, there were no fences and scarcely any underbrush, and the trees were not crowded. Often we came to an open glade in the woods and of course every settler's house had some cleared land about it. We did not see many wild animals, only an occasional wild cat. When we happened to camp out, we kept up a fire, but we did not spend many nights in the open air. The worst disaster that befell us was the loss of some of our goods. Two or three of our boxes fell over a precipice, and in one of them was the china that mother brought from England and it was all smashed to bits, excepting one tureen—mother almost cried over the loss of her dishes. There were plenty of deer, wild turkeys, partridges and pigeon, besides wild geese and ducks, and the small game we could sometimes knock over with a stick. The streams were full of salmon, trout, perch, and eels, as well as some kinds that we did not know the name of.

"We arrived at Charlotte in excellent health and spirits, all excepting mother. The year previous my father had visited Charlotte and purchased the United States hotel, then kept by a man named Spalding, so our home was ready for us when we arrived (later the Stutson house and the Kensington hotel). The hotel was on a very high hill and there was a ferry across the river. Part of the furnishing were mahogany and part such rude articles as a village carpenter could make. The ball-room was a long room in the upper story. All the parties for miles around were held there. There were large fireplaces at each end, with high wooden mantels. Brass sconces were all around the room, a few feet apart, filled with common tallow candles. Long oak setties were ranged around the room, and on one side was a raised platform for the fiddlers. Between each bunch of candles there was a picture in oils, mostly Indians or army officers—all very much alike and looked like the wooden Indians in front of cigar stores. The floor was smooth and waxed with beeswax, and I delighted in sliding over it. All of Ontario beach was a dismal swamp, with trees to the water's edge, and reeking with malaria. Your grandfather came to Charlotte in 1810—this was some before we came. He was much older than I was. There was no mail service in Charlotte until 1812, when Dr. Levi Ward used to bring it on horseback from Caledonia.

"One night your grandfather, and all the young people were dancing in the very room I have told you about in the United States hotel, when a party of British landed, and surrounding the tavern, as it was then called, took them all prisoners, then set a man on guard at the different houses. One walked up and down the hall all night in the house of Sam Latta, where Mrs. Meech lives now. He told the women to keep quiet and they would not be hurt, and the after plundering the warehouses of all the pork and salt they contained, and the people of all their provisions, they sailed away. This outrage roused the citizens and they determined to raise a company and defend the place. The next summer the British fleet anchored outside the river and sent a message, asking the officer in command, Captain Brown, to deliver up all military stores and provisions. Brown answered back, 'They would wade knee deep in blood first.' For some reason they went away, firing a few shots as they left. Mehitable Hincher and Sally Lee were coming down the road, and as the cannon balls went whizzing by, they screamed and threw their aprons over their heads. No one was hurt, but some of the balls were picked up at the burying ground.

"Mr. Bushnell had a general store, where they kept a little of everything. There were a few families when I came her—Mrs. Brockway, Crouch, Moxon, Higley, Holden, Lusk, Lee, Hincher, Putnam, Loper, Day, Sears, Guernsey, Bushnell, Newcombe and Pollard families—there may have been others, but I have forgotten them now. The houses were built of logs in a square, with a stick chimney plastered with mud and so big you could see the stars from the hearth. Some of them had windows, and some of them had not, but they all had doors wide enough to bring in a big log. I remember one such house next to Brown's farm (now owned by John Slater), a man named Jimmy Neeson lived in it. We were invited to a quilting party there, and to make room for the quilt and the company, everything had been carried up into the loft and the ladder, their only staircase removed. Our parties consisted of husking bees, quilting parties and spelling matches. I remember a great word to spell was 'Constantinople." Anyone who could manage that was considered a great speller. We had one school-house built of logs, and it stood halfway between Baldwin's and Arnold's, but no church. Once in a while we used to have a Methodist minister preach in the school-house.

"After a few years my mother died and I was sent to Canada to school. A school-mate came to visit me, and my father and she fell in love with each other, and after awhile agreed to be married, so one evening they drove out to the Baptist minister's house on the Ridge road, and father went in and asked the minister if he could change a 'bird into a man.' The minister was puzzled, said he feared he could not. Then my father introduced the young lady, Miss Bird, and himself, James Mann, and asked to be married.

"Two years later your grandfather and I were married. We bought the tract of land which now includes the Greenleaf farm (the home of C. S. Lunt, 1911), then owned by Colonel Holden, and lived there until we moved here (the second William Hincher farm on the Latta road). In those days there was no lighthouse. The vessels came up the river on the opposite side, on account of the of the west side continually filling up with sand. They steered their course by the light of a strong lantern up in the top of our hotel, and an immense tree called the 'Pilot tree.' This tree stood on the spot where the engine room of the furnace now stands and was cut down when the iron works were built. When the vessels arrived at the tree, they commenced whistling and ringing bells and continued all the way up to the landing place. The old lighthouse was built by a man named Carroll, who was the grandfather of James and Charles Farnham. He also built a stone house for the keeper (this was torn down and the present house built), it was half sunk in the ground, and the walls were thick enough for fortification. I remember, when they were digging a well at the lighthouse, they came across the skeleton of an Indian. Besides the bones were arrow-heads, spear points and hatchets of stone; also a lot of round stones that an old French trapper said the Indians used to throw from a sling made of bark. The bones were buried again underneath the 'Pilot Tree.' Once in a while Indians came along, but they were peaceable and friendly.

"The wolves were pretty well cleaned out; but when Mrs. Lee was a girl; she that used to be Mehitable Hincher, she went after the cows one evening—they had strayed away—and she told me she had to stay all night up in a tree on account of the wolves, but this happened before I came to Charlotte. The woods were full of small animals, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons and minks, and all the place used to hunt and trap. This was a great place for snakes of all kinds, especially rattlesnakes. I recollect when they cleared out the den of rattlers up the river at Rattlesnake Point—all the young men banded together, and they must have killed them by dozens. Some of them had eighteen and twenty rattles. One old fellow made his living by killing snakes for the bounty. He would carry the rattles to John Mastick, the lawyer, who paid the bounty money.

"We had no roads in our settlement except the River road. Latta street, from the corner a little way up River street. Your grandfather and Colonel Holden gave the land for what is now called Stutson street.

"I remember when Sam Patch jumped the Falls at Rochester—it was in 1829. His body was found down here, where it had lodged against a raft, and was almost entirely denuded of clothing. They buried him in the northwest corner of the cemetery—I used to know the exact spot, but I could not find it now."

(Signed), M. M.

Published October 7, 1911

First Families of Rochester.


I. David, called "Lieutenant David," born about 1710. Wife's name unknown. He lived at Danbury with his son, Nathan, and grandson, Jerry, until his death in 1803.

II. Nathan, born in ——; died in 1810. Lived in Danbury, Conn. Married, first, Rebecca Starr, September 5, 1738. She died October 15, 1777. Married, second, Dorcas Picket or Nichols. She removed to Lennox, Mass. "Son Jerry appointed administrator to estate March 21, 1810."

III. Jerry, born October 9, 1779, in Danbury. Married, first, Abigail, daughter of John Barnum, of Danbury, Conn., in September, 1801. She died in November, 1812, aged 31. Married, second, Orra Lobdell in May, 1813. She died in August, 1836. "He started from Danbury with his family in a covered wagon drawn by four horses June 5th and arrived in Rochester June 20, 1816. He died in November, 1836.


1. Orinda, born October 4, 1802; married Loren Cushman, May 22, 1821.

2. David, born November 8, 1803; died December 9, 1861. Married, first, Adeline F. Mason. She was born in 1807 and died August 17, 1831. No issue. Married, second, Mary M., daughter of Lowell and Chloe Bullen, February 12, 1834. He was a bookseller and stationer.

3. Harriet, born in 1805; died in 1809.

4. Daniel Nichols, born 1805; died September 26, 1839. Married Sarah, daughter of James Dobbin, August 6, 1829. He was a bookseller.


(a) Charles James, born and died in 1830.

(b) Mary E., born March 6, 1831, of Seneca Falls.

(c) Elizabeth, born September 7, 1833.

(d) Lowell M., born February 25, 1837.

(e) Daniel Nichols, born December 14, 1838.

5. Rebecca, born in 1808; died in 1811.

6. Alfred, born August 5, 1809; married Sarah, daughter of Levi Rogers, of Seneca Falls, July 25, 1833. A revenue collector.


(a) May Isabell, born in 1835; died in 1836.

(b) May Loraine, born in 1838; died in 1839.

(c) Alfred Rogers, born July 28, 1842; captain of Fifty-fourth N. Y. S. N. G.; in service 100 days. Died September 17, 1865.

(d) William Whiting, born October 19, 1846.

(e) Eliza Helen, born May 2, 1850.

7. Maria, born in January, 1811; died in 1812.

By Second Wife, Orra.

8. Caroline, born June 24, 1814; died in Rochester; unmarried.

9. Laura, born August 31, 1815; married George Beardsley in November, 1841; died in Albany in May, 1857.

10. Henry L., born July 21, 1818; died unmarried in August, 1839.

11. Starr, born February 2, 1823; married Ann Heywood in October, 1847. Removed to Chicago.

Published October 14, 1911


Rev. Solomon Brown.

" Rev. Solomon Brown, born January 6th, 1754, made a profession of his faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized 1771. Entered into the Continental Army in 1773; continued till the auspicious consumption of our Sovereignty was acknowledged. Was ordained November, 1791. Lived devoted to the cause of God. untiring in his Christian duties, and died August 2nd, 1815, expressing an unshaken confidence alone in the glorious atonement of Jesus Christ."

"Go happy spirit—seek thy blessed abode,
Where zealous Michael leads the glorious band
Of those who fought for truth, blest spirit go
And perfect all the good begun below;
Go hence applauding saints delighted, tell,
How vanquished Falsehood at thy bidding fell;
Blest in that heaven whose paths thy virtues sought
Blest in that God whose cause thou well hast fought.
Oh! let thy honored shade his care approve
Who this memorial rears of filial love,
A son, whose father living was his pride,
A son who mourns that such a father died."

—(Monument at Belcoda.)

Rev. Solomon Brown on his mother's side was descended from Stephen Hopkins, who came to New England, 1620, on the "Mayflower." At the close of the Revolutionary war, in which he had served seven years, he studied for the ministry and for eighteen years was engaged in Missionary work in Northern and Western New York. He made many, in those days, perilous journeys to the most northern part of the state to found churches. Was the first pastor of the first Baptist church at Schroon Lake. He settled pastorates also at Hebron, Peru, in Clinton county, Jay in Essex county, and came to Caledonia from Brookfield, N. Y., in 1813, where he became the first settled pastor of the First Baptist church in Wheatland.

Published October 21, 1911



Jerry married Alta Blackmer in October, 1807, at Wheatland. She died December 6, 1837, and he married, second, Mrs. Mary (Atwood) Bingham, February 11, 1841. (She was born December 18, 1797).


I. Philo, born September 18, 1808; married Betsy S. Webster, October 12, 1831.


1. Albert, born July 22, 1832.

2. Chloe, born July 16, 1834; died in 1839.

3. Ammi Spear, born December 16, 1837.

4. Alta, born and died 1839.

5. Mary Antoneete, born March 19, 1842.

6. Orpha Curtis, born June 16, 1844.

II. William, born in 1809; died 1813.

III. Eliza, born September 12, 1812; married Price Morse, October 23, 1834.


1. Kenneth Franklin, born August 16, 1835.

2. Ellen Frances, born in 1837; died in 1840.

3. George Brainerd, born August 25, 1839.

4. Mary Eliza, born July 20, 1841.

IV. Thankful, born January 16, 1815; married Charles Webster in 1840. Removed to Missouri.


1. Thankful.

2. Chloe.

3. Theodore.

V. William, second, September 1, 1817; married Hannah Dixon, August 29, 1839.


1. Norris Bull, born July 22, 1841.

2. ?, born August 3, 1842.

VI. Alta, August 30, 1819; married ?.


1. Theodore Edgar, born March 19, 1842.

VII. Nancy, July 16, 1822.

VIII. Mariette, 1824; died 1828.

IX. Sophia, March 10, 1827.

X. Electa, November 20, 1828.


Jesse, married Thankful Blackmer, November 19, 1818.


1. Edson, born February 19, 1820.

2. Edward, born June 18, 1822.

3. Alonzo, born March 27, 1824.

4. Adaline, born August 31, 1828.

5. Seymour, born October 27, 1830.

6. Sarah, born February 5, 1833.

7. William, born July 25, 1837.


Published October 21, 1911


Amos F., married Mariette Blackmer, May 31, 1837.


1. Augusta, born October 31, 1838.

2. Mariette Olive, born and died in 1840.

3. Edwin, born January 6, 1842.

4. Chester, born November 5, 1843.


Jedediah Crosby, Esq., Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of the 77th Regiment of Militia of the State of New York—To Ephm. Blackmer—Greeting—By Virtue of the power and authority reposed in me, I do by these presents, Reposing especial trust and confidence in your Attachment to this State & the United States & your courage and good Conduct, constitute and appoint you, the said Ephraim Blackmer, Sergeant in L. Lacy's Company, in said regiment—You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge this duty of a sergeant in ordering exercising said comp—Commanding them to obey you as their 2d Seg.—And yourself to observe such orders and instructions as you shall from time to time receive from me and other of your Superior officers, according to the rules and Discipline of War—pursuant to the Trust reposed in you—for which this shall be your warrant.

Given under my hand and seal this 4th day of August, 1814.

Jedediah Crosby,
Lieut. Col. Commandant

Joseph Blackmer was commissioned lieutenant of a company in the regiment of militia, Herkimer county, George Doolittle, lieutenant colonel commandant, April 8, 1795, the 19th year of our independence.

(Signed) George Clinton,
Governor of New York State.

Ephraim Blackmer appointed captain in the 77th regiment of infantry of New York state, April 24, 1818.

(Signed) DeWitt Clinton,
Governor of New York State.

Published October 28, 1911

First Families of RUSH.


Philip (called captain) Price was from Frederick, Md., died in Rush, June 6, 1828. He married Susannah, daughter of Philip Jacob Layman of Maryland. She died in Rush, April 2, 1823.

Captain Price came to New York state in 1801. They made the trip across the Alleghany mountains with three six-horse teams and covered wagons and four saddle horses, one of which Mrs. Price rode, and the trip occupied nearly a month; all streams had to be forded, and they camped at night in their wagons. Their money they secreted in a keg of nails, and their other valuables were locked in a black walnut chest now in possession of their descendants.

"Previous to his coming Mr. Price had negotiated for land at Sodus and intended settling there, but on arriving at Hopewell, Ontario county, where his son John had settled the previous year, he was so favorably impressed with this part of the country that he changed his mind and settled at Rush, then a part of Avon (called at that time Hartford). At this time he had an opportunity to exchange a fine horse for 100 acres of land on the site of Rochester, but on inspection decided not to do so as the land was only a swamp inhabited by rattlesnakes. He built the first bridge over Honeoye creek in 1802—the next year he erected a sawmill and distillery. A sister of Captain Price, Mrs. Ott, came to Rush with him and owned the land that is now Pine Hill cemetery. Her husband died and she married (?) Schmacher. She returned to Maryland with her daughter."


I. John, born Frederick, Md., 1775; died in Hopewell, Ontario county, May 10, 1837. Married Elizabeth LeFevre. She died in 1837. He settled in Hopewell in 1800; was town clerk in 1832. He was educated for the ministry, was also a surveyor and carpenter and a successful farmer. A volunteer in the War of 1812; associate and county judge; member of state legislature, member of state convention in 1821. When Lafayette was here in 1825 he was one of the escort from Canandaigua to Geneva. There were eight children.

II. Adam, born in Maryland, removed to Shelby, Mich., in 1824, where he died in 1838. Married, first, a sister of Jacob Stull. She died in Rush. Married, second, Catharine Shaffer in 1802. She died in 1871. Ten children were born in Rush.

III. Philip, second, born in Maryland, October 16, 1779. Married Anna Maria Sultser, daughter of George and Catharine, born August 28, 1776. They removed to Michigan in 1824. Ten children.

IV. Jacob, born in Maryland, married at Rush, Louisa, daughter of Leander Baker. Lived near Mann's Coners; volunteer in War of 1812. In company with Emanuel Case he erected the first flouring mill in West Rush in 1822. Had six children, and removed to Michigan in 1824.

V. Susannah, born in Maryland in 1783; died in Rush in 1847. Married Jacob Stull (see Stull family).

VI. George, born in Maryland, September 23, 1785; died September 20, 1855. Married Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Jacob Martin. (She was born July 24, 1793, and died in Rush February 3, 1872). He was a volunteer in the War of 1812. They had eleven children:

1. Lavina Price, born August 12, 1812; married Dr. Andrew Kingsbury, of Avon, and Caledonia, N. Y.

2. Martin, born April 12, 1814; married Mary Benton, of Garbutts, N. Y.

3. Susannah, born February 17, 1816; married John Atherholt, of Metamora, Mich.

4. Daniel, born August 27, 1819; married Sabilla Smith, of Lima, Ohio.

5. Ezra, born June 16, 1821; married Delinda Hyde, of Garbutts, N. Y.

6. Mary, born September 26, 1823; died July 19, 1898; married Howland Sherman, of East Avon, N. Y.

7. Caroline Frances, born December 4, 1826; married Andrew Lyday, of Rush, N. Y.

8. Elizabeth Rebecca, born May 12, 1829; married Norman Blood, of Metamora, Mich.

9. Sophronia Marie, born August 4, 1832; died unmarried at homestead, Rush.

10. George, born November 1, 1835; married Harriet Smith. Living at homestead.

11. Philip Wilbur, born March 21, 1839; died unmarried at homestead.

VII. Hon. Peter, born in Maryland in 1790; died in Rush, August 31, 1848. He was lieutenant of volunteers in the War of 1812, and served upon the Niagara frontier. An early judge of Monroe county, the first town clerk in 1818, justice of the peace many years, elected first in 1811; supervisor of Rush eighteen years, and for several years chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Monroe county; judge in the Court of Common Pleas and ultimately in the Supreme court. Married Rebecca, daughter of Nathan Jeffords, in 1809. (She was the first white child born in Richfield, Otsego county; September 2, 1791, and died in Rush, 1888, aged 97.)


1. Died young.

2. Sarah, died December 9, 1842, age 26; unmarried.

3. Elizabeth, married Alonzo D. Webster, of West Henrietta; one daughter, died young.

VIII. Henry, born in Maryland, January 31, 1792; died in Hadley, Mich., in 1874. Married, Permelia Jeffords, sister of Peter's wife. Had five sons and six daughters, all born in Rush. Removed to Michigan in 1824.

Published November 4, 1911


Allen Family of Wheatland.

Benjamin, born January 23, 1725; died April 26, 1788.

Peggy Spafford, his wife, born June 30, 1735; died March 1, 1807.


1. Eunice, born August 4, 1752.

2. Olive, born January 29, 1755.

3. Lucy, born March 28, 1758.

4. Nathan, born May 14, 1760; died December 7, 1833; married Deborah Farwell. (she was born June 14, 1765, and died April 8, 1851).

5. Asa, born November 22, 1762.

6. Martha, born December 14, 1764.

7. Hannah, born February 19, 1767.

8. Prudence, born May 14, 1769.

9. Benjamin, born June 1, 1771; died June 18, 1811.

10. Abigail, born February 8, 1774.

11. Caleb, born April 14, 1776.

12. Fanny, born May 3, 1779.

Children of Nathan and Deborah Allen.

1. Betsey, born February 1, 1787; died April 13, 1837.

2. Peggy, born October 27, 1788; died February 26, 1868; married Hubbard.

3. Fanny, born March 29, 1791; died June 3, 1791.

4. Benjamin; born April 15, 1792; died June 23, 1792.

5. Charles, born May 8, 1794; died November 29, 1878.

6. Hannah, born May 12, 1796; died February 3, 1879; married Farnsworth.

7. Caleb, born July 3, 1798; died October 18, 1867; married Hester Sheffer, October 10, 1839 (daughters, Lucia and Nancy G.)

8. Luke, born May 3, 1800; died May 2, 1849.

9. Fanny, born July 20, 1802; died December 20, 1895; married White.

10. Sophia, born November 29, 1804; died December 29, 1887; married Richard Holden.

11. James, born March 26, 1807; died September 3, 1853.

12. Lydia, born September 16, 1809; died August 24, 1899; married Kavanaugh.

Jacob Schoonover, died April April 19, 1834, aged 91 years and 6 months.

Plony Schoonover, his wife, died January 25, 1841, aged 93 years and 6 months.

Their two daughters:

1. Elizabeth, born July 8, 1772; died August 21, 1835; married Peter Sheffer, jr.

2. Ann, born (?); married Jeremiah (?), Springstead

Published November 4, 1911


Abel Belknap.

Aged 78 years, residing in the town of Riga, made application for pension September 27, 1832. He stated that he enlisted in 1775 in the Massachusetts line under Colonel Hutchinson (whose Christian name he believed was Israel), and Lieutenant-Colonel Holden (whose Christian he did not recollect). Nor did he recollect either the Christian or surname of the major nor any other officer. The company officers were Captain Israel Newell and Lieutenant Eliphalet Bride. He could nor state the names of the other officers. He enlisted in the town of Lynn, state of Massachusetts, for a term of eight months, which he served in Boston, state of Massachusetts, where he was discharged. He could not remember the particular time of his discharge nor whether he received a written discharge.

On or about January 1, 1776, near Boston, he again enlisted in the United States service in the Massachusetts line for one year. He could not remember the regiment, but he served under the same officers as before except the lieutenant of the company, but of this he was not certain. He served a portion of the time at Boston, Fort Washington and York Island. He was in the battle at the taking of Fort Washington, which was about the middle of November after his enlistment. He was taken at the battle of Fort Washington and put in prison in New York and kept and detained there six weeks, when he was paroled by the officers of the enemy, and he returned to Lynn. From his confinement his health was, and ever had been very much impaired and thereby ever since he had been almost totally deaf. He was not exchanged until near the close of the war, if he was then. The only knowledge he ever had on the subject was that about the close of the war, the precise time he could not state, he heard of his being published in the public newspapers. He never received a discharge.

The reason why the prisoners were not exchanged, he heard, was that from their confinement they became sickly, unfirm and unable to perform the service of a soldier; and to use the expression which he recollected was used by officers of the army, "that General Washington would not exchange live men for dead ones."

He had no documentary evidence except such as is on file in the office of the secretary of war, and he knew of no one living by whom he could prove his said terms of service or either of them, except persons of the name of Danforth and Richardson, of the town of Lynn, whose respective affidavits he provided on his application for pension under the act of March 18, 1818, and now on file in the office of the secretary of war. But he did not recollect if they deposed to the respective term of service, and also if these witnesses are still living and in position to obtain affidavits from them.

On pension roll of 1818, his certificate was dated April 19, 1820, No. 17,965, registered in Book B, vol. 5, page 96. He was struck from the roll on account of property, to which he now relinquished every claim. This application was sworn to before Joseph Sibley, judge; Leonard Adams, clerk.

The following affidavits are also on file: Joshua Danforth, of Sangers, Essex county, Mass., made affidavit that Abel Belknap entered the Continental army January 1, 1776, and served with him in company commanded by Captain Ezra Newhall regiment commanded by Colonel Israel Hutchinson, until the surrender of Fort Washington in New York, when Abel Belknap was taken prisoner and remained a prisoner until the close of the year 1776. The term of enlistment was for one year.

Sworn before James Gardner,
Justice of the Peace.

Lynn, August 2, 1819.

Ebenezer Richardson made affidavit that Abel Belknap enlisted in the company commanded by Ezra Newhall, Colonel Hutchinson, some time near the close of the year 1775 for one year. The regiment marched in June, 1776, from Boston to Fort Washington, New York. He served until the capture of the fort in November following, when he and the deponent were made prisoners and carried to New York. They were retained there till January 1, 1777, when they were paroled.

Sworn before James Gardner,
Justice Peace.

Lynn, Essex county, Mass.

The first deposition of Abel Belknap, resident of Genesee county, aged 63 years, was made April 30, 1818, before Ralph Parker, judge; Simeon Cumings, clerk; Sam'l Lake, deputy.

Published November 11, 1911

In the center of a field, surrounded by a fence near Buck Pond, in the town of Greece, are the following graves:

Jacob Lowden died August 28, 1845, aged 74 (born 1771).

Anna Lowden died February 1, 1860, aged 86 (born 1774).

Stephen Lowden died October 23, 1852, aged 72 (born 1780).

Eliza Bertha, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Lowden.

William Lowden, born March 9, 1796; died September 1, 1838, in his 43d year

Infant of William died August 29, 1819.

There is no mention of this family in the early histories of Monroe county, that I can find, but one of the old settlers tells me "they owned considerable land around Buck Pond and in the early days were hunters and trappers."

The Lowden Family of Bridgewater, Mass.

1. Nathaniel Lowden, born Doxbury, Mass. Removed to Bridgewater, where he married Experience, daughter of Jushua and Experience (Nash) Pratt, 1762. She died 1813, aged 72. They lived in East Bridgewater.


1. Sarah, born 1762; married Benjamin Darling, 1785.

2. Susannah born 1764; married Oliver Pratt, 1787.

3. John, born 1765; married Sussanah Clark, 1793.

4. Experience, born 1768; married Josiah Parris, 1788. Removed to Maine and was the mother of Virgil Parris, M. C.

5. Jacob, born 1771; married Susanna, daughter of Mark Phillips, 1794. (She was born 1772, according to Mitchell. The above G. S. records make the birth 1774, Anna is often Susannah).

6. Hannah, born 1776; married Calvin Reed, 1807.

The following is found in the "Falls Road" ground, and as the names and dates correspond with those found at Buck Pond, suppose they are the same family:

William Lowden died September 1, 1838, aged 43.

Jane, wife of William; died January 2, 1873, aged 75.

infant, August 29, 1819.

Nancy, 1821, aged 4.

Margaret, 1824, aged 9 months.

Jacob, 1826, aged 4 months.

Sarah, 1826, aged 3 years.

Washington, 1839, aged 1 year.

William H. Lowden died May 26, 1890, aged 60.

Jane E., daughter of William H. and Mary, January 13, 1862, aged 5.

Published November 11, 1911



William Blackmore, the progenitor, came to Massachusetts, and was at Scituate in 1655. Married, Elizabeth Banks in 1666. "He was freed from military duty for the loss of an eye in 1669." Was killed by the Indians April 21, 1676. His widow married Jacob Mumpas in 1677. (Savage).

Second Generation.

Peter, born May 25, 1667, at Scituate, Mass.; died in 1717 (Savage says 1692). (His will was made at Rochester, Mass., April 10, 1717, and proven April 24, 1717, mentions wife, Sarah; sons, John, Joseph, William, Samuel, Peter and Stephen; daughters, Elizabeth alias Jane, Jemimah and Mary. He owned a grist mill and saw mill.)

Third Generation.

Joseph, born September 4, 1687, at Rochester, Mass.; died in New Marlborough, Mass., May 14, 1771, where he was one of the first settlers. Resided for a time at Kent, Conn. Married, Mercy, daughter of Paul and Mercy (Freeman) Sears, jr., 1724. (She was born February 7, 1702, at Barnstable, and died in New Marlbough, May 17, 1780.

Fourth Generation.

Joseph, born in Rochester, Mass., April 6, 1729. Removed to Oblong, Duchess county, about 1752, and to Oneida county in 1789; then a wilderness, and died at Westmoreland, February 12, 1795. Served as a private in Revolutionary war from Berkshire county. Married, Mary Corbett in Sharon, Conn., in 1751. (She was born in Sharon January 6, 1734; died in Westmoreland, October 12, 1811.)

Fifth Generation—Issue.

I. Squire Ephraim, born Oblong, July 20, 1755. Removed to Westmoreland in 1787, where he died February 27, 1796. Justice of the peace, assistant judge, and an influential man. Married, Mary Jones, September 25, 1777.

II. Sarah, born November 26, 1757; died April 14, 1781; married Moses Harmon, jr., November, 1774. No issue.

III. Mary, born March 9, 1760; died September 2, 1785; married, Seth Norton, December 21, 1781. No issue.

IV. Anna, born March 6, 1763; died September 21, 1827; married, Amos Smith, jr., January, 1784.

V. Squire Joseph, the ancestor of the Wheatland family, was born in Kent, Conn., October 2, 1767. Married, first, Thankful Spear, at New Marlborough, Mass., July 7, 1785. (She was born Suffield, Conn., March 17, 1767; died at Westmoreland, October 27, 1793. "She was buried in a place that afterwards became unoccupied for a burying ground, and in the fall of the year 1830 I removed her remains together with her little son, Elisha Spear, who died the 25th of November, after his mother, to Wheatland, and buried them in the burying ground near the Baptist meeting-house, December 14, 1830." From Joseph Blackmer's Memorandum Book. Married, second, Sarah Pomeroy, at Suffield, February 11, 1794. (She was born August 11, 1770, and died at Wheatland, March 31, 1813.) Married, third, Kezia Joslin, at Veronia, June 13, 1813. (She was born at Ashburnham, Mass., June 8, 1771; died at Westmoreland, December 8, 1838.) Married, fourth, Mrs. Dorcas (Doolittle) Brink, at Sweden, Monroe county, October 23, 1839. No issue (She was born Upper Salem, Conn., February 5, 1779, the ninth daughter of Joseph Doolittle, and married first, George Brick, March 5, 1798. He died September 30, 1830.

Squire Joseph removed from New Marlborough to Onondaga county, 1787, then a wilderness. He was connected with the construction of a road in this county and erected a loghouse, which was the primitive tavern and only white man's house between Onondaga and Westmoreland, Oneida county. In 1808 he purchased a large farm, in Wheatland in the section called Belcoda, where he resided for forty years, until his death, March 26, 1843, age 80. He gave the land for a Baptist meeting-house, schoolhouse and cemetery, and it was at this first log meeting-house in August, 1814, that the despatch from Niagara was read by Rev. Solomon Brown, that Fort Erie was threatened with an attack from the British, and all those who were willing to volunteer for service were requested to meet that day at Garbuttsville. Ephriam and Jirah, two sons of Squire Joseph, responded to the call.

Issue by First Wife.

1. Deacon Jirah, born May 8, 1786, at New Marlborough; died June 6, 1867. He served as private in the War of 1812. For forty years he was deacon and clerk of the Baptist church, of which he was an original member, 1811. He was one of the first town assessors, first commissioner of highways, and census taker in 1821.

2. July, born and died in 1788.

3. Alta, born February 22, 1790; died December 6, 1837; married, Jerry Merrill, October, 1807, of Orangeville, Wyoming county. (He married, second, Mrs. Mary (Atwood) Bingham, February 11, 1841.

4. Elisha Spear, born October 14; died November 25, 1793.

By Second Wife.

5. Captain Ephriam, born November 12, 1795, at Westmoreland; died December 25, 1872. Served as sergeant in the War of 1812. Afterwards commissioned captain.

6. Oliver P., June 18, 1798; died October 27, 1875.

7. Thankful, born June 28, 1803; married, Jesse Tenney, November 19, 1818. Removed to Michigan.

8. Sarah Ann, born May 24th; died July 5, 1811. (The first burial in Belcoda cemetery.)

By Third Wife.

9. Sarah Ann (second), born August 20, 1814; died October 18, 1880.

10. Mary, born May 2, 1819; died October 16, 1863.

1. Deacon Jirah, born 1786; married Sally Joslin at Westmoreland, May 8, 1808. (She died in Wheatland, March 11, 1849, age 64.)


1. Deacon John Joslin, born May 7, 1809; died January 5, 1865; married Charlotte Longley, August 7, 1845. (She died October 16, 1873, age 53, at Wheatland.)

2. Marietta, born February 6, 1811, married Amos Albright, May 31, 1837.

3. Sarah (twin), born January 21, 1813; died December 12, 1840.

4. Jane (twin), born January 21, 1813.

5. William, born November 18, 1814.

6. Amelia, born October 3, 1816; died November 3, 1836.

7. Fanny (twin), born July 13, 1821; married H. B. Ewell, February 25, 1845.

8. Norton (twin), born July 13, 1821.

9. Luke, born September 26, 1824; died in Salisbury, N. C., February 9, 1889; married, Julia Ann Cole, May 15, 1855. (She was born May 25, 1832, and died March 7, 1903.)

10. Julia, born March 18, 1828; died October 25, 1844.

5. Captain Ephriam, born 1795; married Tirzah Morley, September 15, 1818. (She died Wheatland, April 21, 1856, age 62.)


1. Newton. born December 20, 1819.

2. Betsey, born January 27, 1820; died July 8, 1821.

3. Sarah, born April 15, 1822; died in 1903.

4. Betsey (again), June 9, 1825; died October 31, 1826.

5. Minerva, born September 14, 1827; died in 1883.

6. Matthew, born January 12, 1829.

7. Sidney, born May 20, 1830; died October 25, 1831.

8. Annie, born May 26, 1832.

9. Thankful, born April 8, 1835; married, William Henry Harmon and had May Belle, Anan Blackmer and Harry Winters.

6. Oliver P., born June 18, 1798; died October 27, 1875. Married Lydia Harmon, November 23, 1826. (She was born December 30, 1800, and died February 14, 1875.)


1. Milton, born November 2, 1821; died May 22, 1887. Married, Janet Blue.

2. Cynthia, born April 20, 1824; died February 4, 1887, Married, William Welch, September 21, 1870. (He was born September 14, 1803; died April 15, 1885.) (His second wife.)

3. Elbert S., born April 27, 1826; unmarried; died June 22, 1891.

4. Elizabeth, born December 7, 1828; died June 29, 1858. Married, John W. Garbutt, April 29, 1850.

5. Clarissa, born January 6, 1833; married John W. Garbutt. April 8, 1860.

6. Elon G., born November 15, 1836. An officer in the Confederate army, and died in Morgantown, N. C., September 21, 1865.

Published November 18, 1911


Colonel Caleb Hopkins.

Col. Caleb Hopkins Born in Pittsford, Vt., 1770, died in Pittsford, N. Y., January 14, 1818. The first permanent settler of the town of Penfield. He cleared and sowed the first land cultivated in town and built the first log house in 1791. In 1800 he removed to Pittsford and became one of its most prominent and active business man. He was engaged in the mercantile business with Dr. A. G. Smith, Nathan Nye and John Acer, and was also interested in milling and farming. He was supervisor in 1809 and United States collector of customs for the port of Genesee, succeeding Samuel Latta, the first collector from 1809 to 1817—and at the same time was inspector of customs. Was bridge commissioner of Ontario county, appointed by Governor Tompkins. With Zacheus Colby, of Greece, in building the first bridge across the Genesee river below Avon, the river at Rochesterville being forded where Court street bridge is located.

The following is a letter from General Peter B. Porter to Colonel Hopkins:

Canandaigua, March 28, 1814.

Dear Sir:

You will see by the enclosed order and address what we are upon, and we count with much confidence on your joining us.

I sincerely hope you will undertake to raise a corps and bring them to Canandaigua when, although it is out of my power, as you perceive by the mode of organization to engage you the place you are entitled to, and would expect, yet I am persuaded that the general knowledge of your conduct on late occasions would insure it to you. Please inform me what you are the prospects.

Your friend and humble servant,
P. B. Porter

(A letter from General Amos Hall to Caleb Hopkins)

Bloomfield, June 16, 1813, 8 o'clock, p.m.

Sir—I this moment received your letter by Major Norton, advising me of the landing of the enemy from their fleet off the mouth of the Genesee river. Your calling out your regiment was perfectly correct. You will please collect as many men as appearances will justify, until the enemy's vessels leave the mouth of the river. It cannot be expected they will make much stay, but you will be able to judge of their movements by to-morrow morning. I shall expect you will give me immediate notice if you think more force will be wanted.

Yours respectfully,
A. Hall.

(From Governor Tompkins to Colonel Caleb Hopkins.)

Albany, N. Y., Feb. 21, 1817.

Sir—I have received your resignation of the office of colonel of the Fifty-second regiment, and lament exceedingly the cause of it. When I reflect that the foundation of your ill health was laid in the toils and privations you endured on the Niagara Frontier; when I call to mind the distinguished part you bore in the militia and volunteers in every campaign of that war, and recollect the intrepid conduct exhibited by you in the various skirmishes and battles in which you shared in that memorable struggle, I cannot communicate an acceptance of your resignation without tendering to you an acknowledgement of my approbation and gratitude, and the thanks of my fellow citizens. That you may be restored to health and enjoy happiness and prosperity is the sincere prayer of.

Your friend and servant,
Daniel D. Tompkins.

On the 22d day of March, 1816, Governor Tompkins had issued to Colonel Hopkins a commission as brigadier-general, by brevet for gallant services during the war.

After the war he was awarded several contracts for carrying the United States mail in Western New York and Ohio. Was commissioner of state roads with Colonel Philetus Swift in 1815. In improving the Ridge road then the thoroughfare from the Genesee river to Lewiston.

The first manufacturing company in Rochesterville was the Genesee company of which Colonel Hopkins was a member, 1816. Was a member of assembly, 1816-17, his colleagues from Ontario county, (Monroe not then formed), Peter Allen, Jonathan Child (our first mayor), Byram Green, Joshua Lee, James Roseburgh, and Nathan Whitney. The life of Colonel Caleb Hopkins was not long in years, but the record he left is one that his descendants may well be proud of, both in military and civil life.


I. John Hopkins, of Hartford, married Jane (——). She married, second, Nathaniel Ward. Settled at Cambridge, Mass., 1634. Freeman 1635. Removed to Hartford in 1636, where he was a juror, 1643. Will dated, 1648; inventory taken April 14, 1654. (Pope.)

II. Stephen, born, 1634; died October, 1689. Married, Dorcas, daughter of John Brownson, first, of Farmington, Conn. Freeman, 1656. She died May 10, 1697.

III. Ebenezer, born (?); died (?). Inventory taken December 28, 1711. Resided at Hartford; married Mary Butler, January 21, 1691. She died (?).

IV. Ebenezer, baptized June 25, 1700, at Waterbury, Conn; died at Shaftesbury, Vt., while returning from a visit to Stockbridge, Mass., about 1784. He removed to Harwinton, Conn., 1733. Was one of the colonial proprietors of Harwinton. Married, 1728.


1. James.

2. Nehimiah, born in Hartford,. Married Tryphena Smith, and located at Stockbridge. She died in 1803. He died at Crown Point in 1814.

3. Elias, born Harwinton.

4. Tabith, who married Dr. Abithar Millard, of Whiting.

V. (1) James, born Hartford (?); died (?). Married Miriam Hyston at Preston, June 21, 1749. Removed to Pittsford, Vt., 1769. Was a farmer. An ensign in the Revolution payroll of Captain Benjamin Cooley's company in Colonel Ebenezer Allen's regiment on alarm of March 23, 1780.


1. Caleb, born 1770. (Called of the Genesee country.)

2. James, jr., born (?). (One of the pioneers of Sandusky, Ohio.)

3. Rhoda, born (?). Married Elias Hopkins, jr. (her cousin.)

4. Susannah, born (?); married Elijah Kirkham. (She and her husband and child were drowned while crossing Lake Champlain in a sleigh.)

I. Colonel Caleb Hopkins, born 1770. Breveted colonial in the War of 1812. Had command upon the Niagara frontier and at the mouth of the Genesee river. Died January 14, 1818. Residence, Pittsford. Married Dorothy, daughter of Jacobus Maybee. She died August 20, 1847, age 79.


1. Marvin, born in 1805; died December 19, 1867, age 62. Supervisor, 1840-42-46-50-62, of Pittsford. Married Jane Phelps in 1830. She died May 22, 1898, age 85.

Had: (1) James, born (?); removed to St. Louis.

(2) Clarissa M., born (?); married Lyman M. Barker.

(3) Mary died in infancy.

(4) Dorothy P., married Charles W. Rogers, of Pittsford.

(5) Robert M., born August 22, 1847; married Mrs. Emma E. Day.

(6) George, of Akron, Ohio.

(7) Chauncey I., of Granger, Ohio.

(8) Jared W., born August 11, 1857; married Lettie Maie, daughter of Alvin E. Nye, February 1, 1893.

2. Clarissa, born 1795; died February, 1813, age 18.

3. James, born 1799; drowned in Lake Erie, June 26, 1831, age 32. Member of Pittsford Presbyterian church, 1825.

Ephriam Hopkins, first constable of the village, Pittsford, 1827.

Samuel Hopkins died November 10, 1840, age 75. Member of Presbyterian church, 1825. Came from Pittsford, Vt. He was one of the first trustees of the village, 1827. Married, Betsey, who died March 25, 1813, age 59.

At Pittsford, 1790, Nehemiah Hopkins.

Samuel Wile Hopkins married Patty (?), stepdaughter of Glover Perrin. He was hung as a spy in Canada in 1812. She married, second, John Lane, the village blacksmith.

Published November 25, 1911



I. William Carpenter, of Amesbury, England, was the American progenitor. Married Elizabeth Arnold.

II. Joseph, born England, 1635, came to New England with his parents. Settled at Providence, R. I. Married Hannah, daughter of William Carpenter, of Rehoboth.

III. William, born Pawtucket, R. I. Married Elizabeth.

IV. Benedict, born June 7, 1717, at Musketa Cove. Died at New Milford, 22d of sixth month, 1791. A Quaker. Married, first, Hannah Haviland and settled in Westchester county. She died leaving three children. Married, second, Abigail Morton. She died 22d of twelfth month, 1764. Married, third, Abigail Ferris. She died first day of eighth month, 1775, "age about 55." Married, fourth, Elizabeth Wanser.

V. Benedict, jr., born 20th of eighth month, 1740. Removed to Duchess county, 1775. Married Hannah, daughter of Moses and Catharine (Hallock) Powell, the 17th of twelfth month, 1761. (She was born 5th of eleventh month, 1743; died Scottsville, September 9, 1831.)

VI. Powell, born Westchester county, February 1, 1770. Married Lucy Kellam, of Pawpac, Pa., October 9, 1794. (She was born March 10, 1779, and died in Scottsville, December 8, 1858.) In 1794 Powell Carpenter emigrated from "Ninth town" on Seneca lake, Ontario county. "After making a small opening in the forest and building a cabin, he went to Pennsylvania and brought back a young wife and a small stock of furniture." In 1804 he purchased a farm in Wheatland, and built a cabin which he occupied until 1814, when he erected a frame house. "He was interested in real estate, public works, and became a prominent man, and one of the founders of the first library, 1805. Was supervisor and side judge. In 1826 Judge Carpenter and Abraham Handford created a water power by conducting the waters of Allan's Creek in a race one and one-fourth mile, and thus obtaining a fall of 19 feet." This raceway is still in use. In 1830 he built and operated a brick-mill; later owned by Malcolm McVean that was destroyed by fire in 1878. His son, Ira, ran this mill for some time. The southeast corner of what is now the Cargill House was built by Mr. Carpenter in 1820, and here he kept a public house for some years. being succeeded by his son, Ezra. He died January 5, 1853, age 83, and is buried in Oatka cemetery, Scottsville.


1. Lucy, born 1794; died April 30, 1813.

2. Asa, born 1795; died October 28, 1814.

3. Ezra, born June 24, 1796; married Polly Kellam and removed to Michigan.

4. Ira, born March 11, 1798. A miller and merchant of Scottsville. Married, first, Sylvia Lacy. She died October 13, 1846, age 42. Married, second, Nancy Handford. (She was born 1812 and died 1887.) He died in Indianapolis while on a visit to his son, Ira H., Februay 11, 1874. (G. S. Rec.)

5. Zebulon K., born 1801; died June 30, 1830.

6. Powell, born December 7, 1803, a farmer, at Le Roy. Married Sarah Davis. He died July 18, 1885. No issue.

7. Thomas Jefferson, born July 15, 1807. Married, first, Juliet, daughter of Samuel Clark. Married, second, Catharine Casamir, of New Jersey.

8. Charles F., born July 3, 1809. Removed to Michigan, where he was a pioneer. Married twice.

9. Daniel, born 1812; died January 22, 1813.

10. Benjamin Bowen, born June 12, 1813. Married Caroline Ann Slaughter, June 26, 1847. He was a colonel in a local militia and died December 26, 1872.

11. Ephriam, born 1816; died February 15, 1817.

Published November 25, 1911



I. George Gardner at Newport, R. I., 1638-9. Freeman 1641. Married first, Hored (Long) Hicks in 1642. "On the 11th of third month, 1658, she came with her babe at her breast from Newport to Weymouth to deliver her religious testimony for which she was carried to Boston before Governor John Endicott, who sentenced her to be whipped with ten lashes, as well as her companion, Mary Stanton, who came with her to help bear her child. After the whipping with a three-fold knotted whip of cords, she was continued for fourteen days longer in prison." "After whipping, the woman kneeled down and prayed the Lord to forgive these persecutors." She married, first, John Hicks in London, and, third, John Porter.

II. William, died in 1711. Farmer, tanner and currier of Kingston, R. I. Married, first, Alice. Married, second, Elizabeth, who died in 1737.

III. John, died in 1800, aged over 80. Was a weaver. Married (?) Wilkinson.

IV. William, born August 1, 1743, in R. I.; died Otsego, N. Y. Married Sarah Watson and had:

1. Wilkinson, who married, first, Hannah Allen; second, Brewster, and third.

2. William, who married Jane St. John.

3. Elisha Watson, born 8th of 5th month, 1779; died in Farmington 15th of 12th month, 1869. Married Sarah, daughter of Sunderland and Sarah (Utter) Pattison, 19th of 4th month, 1801). Theirs son, Sunderland Pattison, born 4th of 7th month, 1802, at Rensselaerville, N. Y., was the first recorder of Farmington Monthly Meeting Hicksite Friends, 1828. "He was imprisoned in Ontario county jail in 1820 and again in 1830 for military fines." He was a farmer and for fifty years a minister of the Friends society, attending in that time no less than 2,300 funerals. He died at Farmington 15th of 2d month, 1901, aged 91. Married Annette H., daughter of William and Sarah Bell at Farmington, 23d of 5th month, 1863. They had three sons: Sunderlin P., Oscar Bell and Anson L.

4. Mary. Married William Stanton, a silversmith, of Rochester.

5. Bathsheba. Married (?) Briggs, of Block Island.

6. Mercy. Married John Knowles.

7. Amy, born in 1787; died 8th of 6th month, 1841. Married John Sheffield.


Published November 25, 1911



Lucas Messler. Married Eleanor Vanderbilt.


1. Jane Ann, born March 31, 1812; died at Buffalo, September 6, 1850. Married Cornelius A. Van Slyke, April 18, 1833, at Rochester. (He was born in Schenectady, N. Y., July 8, 1808, and died November 15, 1860).

2. Maria, born February 23, 1814; died August 2, 1840. Married Asbrah Huntoon, January 21, 1832, at Rochester. They removed to Port Gibson, Ontario county.

3. Eliza, born November 8, 1815; died March 29, 1885. Married Samuel F. Witherspoon, of Rochester, in May, 1836. He was born at Newberry, Vt., January 4, 1811, and settled at Rochester. For more than fifty years he was engaged in the grocery and provision business—a gentleman highly esteemed.

4. Cornelius, born September 26, 1818. He died in March, 1884. Married Margaret Chase.

5. John, born September 11, 1819. Married, first, Sarah Hubbs; married, second, Mary Ann Kennedy.

6. Helena, born June 8, 1821. Married Asbrah Huntoon. They lived at Port Gibson.

7. Juletia, born in 1823; died in 1824.

8. Isaac Curtis, born July 21, 1825. Lived at Camden, N. J. Married Sophia Mott, August 18, 1853.

9. William Henry, born and died in 1827.

10. Charlotte, born November 11, 1828; died September 29, 1876. Married Dr. Horatio N. Lowe at Buffalo, April 25, 1853. (He was born at Auburn in 1826). They removed to Rochester.

11. Emily, born in 1831; died in 1832.

12. Henry Vanderbilt, born November 1, 1832. Married Susan A. Matthews.

Published November 25, 1911


Stephen, born June 10, 1784, in Monroe, N. Y.; died in Rochester, December 11, 1843. Married, first, Phebe Mailler, of Cornwall, N. Y. Issue, five children. Married, second, Marie, daughter of Richard Drake. (She was born in Somerville, N. J., July 30, 1794, and died at Rochester, November 3, 1859). Their eldest son, Stephen, jr., born July 6, 1826, at Goshen, N. Y.; died in Rochester, April 1, 1882. Married Jane, daughter of John and Jane (Wilson) Taylor, February 9, 1859.


1. Augusta Maria, married Hon. John Albert Barhite, November 21, 1887. One son, Augustus.

2. Lillian Blanche, a graduate of Cornell iniversity.

Stephen, jr., when about ten years of age came to Monroe county with his parents, who purchased a farm on the "Ridge," but later removed to Rochester. He was employed by Thomas Weddle & Co. in their paint and oil store and later established the firm of Coleman & Barnard, paint and oil dealers. He erected a foundry for the manufacturing of hardware, which he carried on for several years.

Published November 25, 1911


Dr. Moore.

Edward Mott Moore Edward Mott Moore, M. D., was born in Rahway, N. J., 15th of 7th month, 1814. A Friend. He attended his father's school at Flushing, and also the Rensselaer Polytechnic institute of Troy. He commenced the study of his profession in Rochester in 1833 with Dr. Anson Coleman, and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1838. He returned to Rochester and practiced until his death, March 3, 1902. He was not only the leading physician and surgeon of Rochester but of Western New York. "To him more than to any man is due the inauguration and establishment of Rochester's excellent park system, which was systematically started in 1888, and which to-day places the city in that respect beside the finest and best in the country. Dr. Moore has been president of the Park commission since its inception, and in the face of strong opposition has successfully guided the enterprise to its present condition."—William F. Peck, 1895.

He was professor of surgery in the Buffalo Medical college, president of the American Medical association and New York State Medical society, second president of the Surgical Association of the United States, president of the State Board of Health six years, president of the Genesee Valley club, a member of the board of trustees of the University of Rochester, which institution conferred upon him the honorary degree of doctor of laws. He was a lecturer and also a contributor to the medical and surgical magazines, one of the incorporators of the Reynolds library, and one of the first directors of the Rochester City (now General) hospital, 1847.

Moore Family.

I. Samuel, of Newbury, Mass., died Woodbridge, N. J., 27th of 5th month, 1688. Married first, Hannah Plummer, May 3, 1653. (She was born (?); died December 8, 1654). Married second, Mary, daughter of William and Barbara Ilsey, December 12, 1656. (She was born 1638; died early in the year of 1678). Married third, Ann Jacquish, December 23, 1678. (She died (?), Samuel first, removed to Woodbridge, N. J., in 1666, where he was the second town clerk from 1669 to 1688. He purchased land in Rahway, where he settled.

II. John, son of Samuel, and his second wife, Mary, was born the 20th of the 5th month, 1674. He married first, Hope, daughter of Daniel Robbins, the 18th of 3d month, 1699. (She died (?) and he married second, Mary Oliver, the 21st of the 2d month, 1717. (She died (?)).

III. Samuel, born 4th of 4th month, 1709. Will dated May 3, 1750, of Rahway, aged 40. He was a carpenter and a merchant. Married Mary (?). She married second, (?) Eleston and third, (?) Hayes. She died 17th of 5th month, 1811, aged 97 years, 9 months and 14 days, and is buried in the "Friends Grounds" at Rahway. She was blind for a number of years, was the mother of thirteen children and familiarky known as 'Granny Hayes.'"

IV. Samuel second, born 4th of 4th month, 1742, at Rahway, N. J. At the time of the Revolution, his sympathies were supposed to be with the Tories and removed with his family to New York and at the close of the war took refuge in Nova Scotia, his New Jersey property all being seized. In 1810 he returned to New Jersey and resided in Elizabeth for three or four years. Then he purchased an extensive tract of land in Oxford county, Canada, to which he removed and there died. Married first, Rachel Stone, the 8th of the 11th month, 1763. (She was born 21st of 9th month, 1743, and died 7th of 12th month, 1813, at Elizabeth, N. J.)


I. Sarah, born 31st of 8th month, 1764; died in Canada 14th of 8th month, 1842. Married in New York, Hugh Webster, jr., 31st of 5th month, 1781.

II. Joseph, of Chilicothe, Ohio.

III. Crowell, married Experience Clarkson.

IV. Phebe, married Moses Shaw, of Digby, Nova Scotia.

V. Enoch, married Elizabeth.

VI. Rachel, married Joseph Young, of Digby, Nova Scotia.

VII. Elias, member of Canadian parliament.

VIII. John, married first, Anna Gilman; second, Deborah Stogden.

IX. Samuel, jr., married first, Charity Gifford; married second, Elizabeth L. Shotwell.

X. Lindley Murray, born 31st of 5th month, 1788, in Nova Scotia. Married at Mamarineck, N. Y., Abigail L. Mott, daughter of Adam and Ann Mott; born Cowbay, L. I., August 6, 1795, died 4th of 9th month, 1846. He was a school teacher. Died at Rochester, N. Y., August 14, 1871.

I. Edward Mott Moore, born at Rahway, New Jersey, July 15, 1814; died March 2, 1902. Married November 11, 1847, Lucy Richards Prescott, born at Windsor, Vt., April 17, 1820; died August 13, 1902.


(a) Mary Pettes Moore.

(b) Edward Mott Moore married first, Clara Amelia Durand, had:

1. Lydia Jeanette, died February 3, 1886.

2. Clara A Durand.

He married second, Leontine Culver, April, 1886.

(c) Lindley Murray Moore, died October, 1909; married Sheridan Emerson Van Voorhis.

(d) Samuel Prescott Moore, married Hannah Woodbridge Hudson, of New York. They have:

1. Edmund Wetmore Moore.

(e) Richard Mott Moore, married Carolyn Louise Jennings, and have:

1. Edmund Wetmore Moore.

(f) Abbie Joy Moore, died October 20, 1876.

(g) Frederick Pettes Moore, married Frances Hall Whiting.


1. Pettes Louise, married Malcom Poole.

2. Frederick Pettes.

3. Lucy Prescott.

4. Edmund McCutcheon.

5. Elizabeth, died 1901.

6. Cleveland Mott.

(h) Charlotte Lucy Prescott, died April, 1863.

II. Gilbert Hicks Moore, died December 19, 1888. Married first, Anna M. Comstock. Had:

(a) Walter C., died.

(b) Edward, died.

(c) Edward Dexter, married Zoe Compton and have:

1. Lotta Anna Mott, married Bond Lloyd.

2. Zoe Abbie, married John Pierpont.

3. Abbie Sibyl, married John Warner.

Married second, Phebe Webster and had:

(d) Murray Crowel, married Clara Noteman and has:

1. Edward Noteman.

III. Anne Mott Moore, died 1901. Married Emmor Haines, and had:

(a) Mary Moore Haines.

(b) Alfred Haimes, died 1904. Married first, Helen Jackson, and had:

1. Harrison E. Haines.

Married second, Emily Potter, and has:

2. William Potter Haines, married Bertha Jackson, Meadville, Pa.

(c) Mary Moore Haines, died 1863.

(d) Anna H. Haines, died 1863.

(e) Lindley M. Haines, died 1865.

IV. Mary H. Moore, died 1822.

V. Lindley M. Moore, died 1844.

VI. Mary H. Moore, died 1844. Married Elijah Pope.

VII. Richard Mott Moore, died 1835.

VIII. Alice Maria Moore, died 1839.

Published December 2, 1911



General Samuel S. Haight born September 17, 1778, at Athens, N. Y., died April 20, 1863. Married, 1st, Sarah, daughter of James and Hannah (Strong) Matthews, January 26, 1799. She died 1831. Married, 2d, Maria W. Cheeseman, April 2, 1839. She died.

James Matthews was practicing law in Elmira and Samuel, his son-in-law, studied with him. About 1800 he removed to Bath, where he was agent for the Pultney estate. Was Major-General for a New York militia, 1812. He removed to Angelica, 1817, where he continued his law practice and was judge of the county court. He removed to Rochester, 1833, where his son, Fletcher, had already settled. Was elder in Presbyterian church.


I. Hon. Fletcher, born November 28, 1799, at Elmira. Died in California, February 23, 1866. Married, 1st, Ekizabeth Stewart MacLachlan, who was born in Scotland, October 3, 1822. She died, Rochester, July 30, 1827. Married, 2d, Mary Ann Brown, September 20, 1829. He graduated from Hamilton college and commenced the practice of law in Bath. Removed to Rochester, 1824, where he became eminent in his profession, and was president of the village. Elected to the legislature from Monroe county, 1833. Removed to St. Louis, 1846, and to California, 1854. Here he practiced law in partnership with his son, Henry, until he was appointed United States Judge for the Southern District of California, by President Lincoln in 1861, which office he held until his death.

II. Margaret, born August 15, 1801. Married Judge Henry Welles of Penn Yan.

III. Henry, born 1804, died, 1820, unmarried.

IV. Hannah, born June 2nd, 1805, married S A. Herrick, 1828.

V. Sarah M., born January 28, 1808, married W. R. Bunnell, of Bridgeport, Ct., in 1832 and died, 1836.

VI. Robert, born June 17, 1815; married Caroline Maxon. Graduated Union College, and then studied and practice law with his brother Fletcher. Removed to Cuba, N. Y., and died, 1868.

VII. Juliana, born October 12, 1818, married George W. Hart, 1842. She died in Chicago, 1845.

VIII. Henry, born October 18, 1820, died, San Francisco, March 24, 1869. Married Weltha, daughter of Eben N. and Rebecca Buel, October 22, 1845. He was the first teller of the Bank of Monroe. Removed to St. Louis and entered the banking house of Page & Bacon, in connection with whom and Judge Chambers he organized the banking house Page, Bacon & Co., in 1851, in San Francisco.

IX. Samuel Wells, born June 13, 1822, married Juliette Croswell, of New York, January 14, 1852. (She died in California, 1858).

X. George W., born December 19, 1842, in Cuba.

XI. Julianna, born October 17, 1846 [sic.].

Children of I. Hon. Fletcher M. and Elizabeth, 1st wife (all born in Rochester).

1. Janet Cameron, born July 9, 1823, married George E. King, in 1844, and died December, 1844.

2. Governor Henry Huntly, born May 20, 1825 in Rochester. Married Anna E., daughter of Capt. Lewis Bissell, St. Louis, January 24, 1855. He graduated from Yale, 1844, and pursued his studies in Rochester. Removed to St. Louis, 1846, where he was admitted to the bar. To San Francisco, in '49, where he commenced his practice. Elected governor of California, September 5, 1867, for four years from December, 1867, by a majority of 10,000 votes. Was an elder in the Presbyterian church.

3. Dugald Cameron, born May 7, 1827. Graduated at Yale. A lawyer. Drowned January 24, 1852.

Children of Mary Ann, second wife:

4. Samuel, born September 4, 1830; died December 31, 1853.

5. Fletcher, jr., born October 23, 1832; died in 1833.

6. Elizabeth, born March 16, 1834; married Samuel Knight in 1860.

7. Sarah, born March 26, 1835; married E. Tompkins in 1861.

8. Fletcher M., second, born September 29, 1839; died April 25, 1847.

9. Anna Huntington, born February 14, 1841; died September 18, 1868.

10. Robert, born February 15, 1842; married Sophia P. Braman in 1868.

11. Lucy, born March 6, 1844; married C. H. Sanger in 1867.

12. Mary, born August 26, 1846.

Children of VIII. Henry and Weltha:

1. Minnie Buel, born October 23, 1849

2. Flora May, born May 1, 1854.

3. Franklin Henry, born June 26, 1858.

4. Frederick Billings, born June 1, 1861.

Published December 9, 1911


War of 1812.



1. Richard Brown, of Newbury, Mass., 1635, died April 26, 1661. Wife, Edith, died April, 1647. Married second, Widow Elizabeth Badger, February 16, 1648.


I. Joshua, born April 10, 1642.

II. II. Caleb, born May 7, 1645.

III. Elizabeth, born March 29, 1649.

IV. Richard, born February 18, 1651.

V. Edmund, born July 17, 1654.

VI. Sara, born September 7, 1657.

VII. Mary, born April 10, 1660.

I. Joshua, married Sara Seymour, January 15, 1669.


1. Joseph, born October 18, 1669.

2. Joshua, born May 18, 1671.

3. Tristram, born December 21, 1672.

4. Sara, born December 5, 1676.

5. Ruth, born October 29, 1678.

6. Samuel, born September 4, 1687.

3. Tristram, married Mary.


a. Tristram, born March 17, 1702.

b. Joshua, March 27, 1704.

c. Abraham, born October 11, 1707.

d. Abigail, baptized June 26, 1715.

e. Samuel, born 1716.

(The above from Newbury, Mass., Records).

Tristram Brown was of Preston, Conn., 1716. Here he was adm. June 21st, and the same year a son, Samuel, was born to Tristram and Mary Brown.

Tristram Brown and Abigail Parks were married August 28, 1722, at Preston, Conn. (Hist. of New London Co. Page 597). (She was born August 25, 1705, and died October 26, 1754). He must have removed soon after this to Norwich, Conn., as the records there give the following children of Tristram and Abigail:

Daniel, baptized 1724.

Josiah, baptized April 10, 1725.

Abigail, baptized November 10, 1728.

In 1731 he and wife Abigail were admitted to the Canterbury church by letter from church in Newent (Newent is in New London county, and the post-office is Jewett City), which he joined February 28, 1724, and she joined April 28, 1728, They separated from the Canterbury church "in the schism" 1744. He evidently went with the Paines to Nine Partners, afterwards Amenia, N. Y. He was living there in 1754. He died February 16, 1783. (Family Rec.)

1. Daniel Brown, first son of Tristram and Abigail, born January 7, 1724, at Norwich, Conn. Married Rebecca Cleveland at Canterbury. Removed to Amenia, N. Y. He died Stephentown. She died Stephentown.


I. John, born March 11, 1749 (old style).

II. Olive, married George Parks in Amenia; born February 3, 1852 (old style).

III. Major Daniel, of Stephenson, born July 7, 1753 (old style). Was in the Revolutionary war, battle of Bennington. An early member of the Baptist church. Married Martha Rogers, in Stephentown, ancestor of Mrs. E. M. Harmon, 2d, Mrs. C. P. Avery and C. N. Keeney, Le Roy. (Hist. of Rensselaer Co.) Died October 24, 1837. Buried in the old Baptist burying ground in S.

IV. Silas, born May 4, 1755 (old style).

V. Rev. Soloman, born January 24, 1757 (old style).

VI. Jonathan, born May 19, 1759; married Mary Pierce.

VII. Rebecca, born May 14, 1761.

(Amenia Records in N. Y. Gen. Soc.)

V. Rev. Soloman, born in Amenia, Duchess county, January 24, 1757. Died in Wheatland July 2, 1815. Married first, Hannah Olmsted, May 1, 1781. She was born December 20, 1757, in Middletown, Conn., the daughter of Stephen and Mercy Olmsted, and died in Pawlet, Vt., May 16, 1791). Married second, Sally Nash, October 25, 1791, at New Concord, N. Y. (She was born April 17, 1770, at Norwalk, Conn.; died in Wheatland July 20, 1848).


I. Stephen Olmsted, born Amenia, January 27, 1782; died. Married Hannah Bingham, September 4, 1804, at Jay, Essex county.

II. Jonathan, born March 10, 1784, at Stephentown, Rensselaer county; died. Married Betty Boynton December 31, 1807, at Jay.

III. Solomon Payne, born February 28, 1788, in Canan, Columbia county; died February 6, 1816, at Fort Ann, N. Y. Married Nancy Simmons, March, 1811. She died March 27, 1844.

IV. Justus Hull, born Pawlet, Vt., September 28, 1790; died July 13, 1813.

V. Theron, born Hebron, Washington county, January 12, 1793; died Wheatland, October 29, 1859.

VI. Hannah Olmsted, born Peru, Clinton county, May 26, 1704. Married Abel Bingham, May 1, 1809, at Jay, Essex county, New York. Mr. Bingham afterwards became a Baptist minister and was ordained in the Belcoda church. He gave his entire life thereafter till incapacitated by age, as a missionary to the Indians, first to the Senecas at the Tonawanda reservation, afterwards for a quarter of a century to the Ojibways at the "Soo." First missionary to the Sault St. Marie.

VII. Sally, born Peru October 7, 1795; died August 6, 1800.

VIII. Theodosia, born Peru May 7, 1797; died September 25, 1815.

IX. Theodore, born Jay, June 29, 1799; died 1865. Married first, Eliza Stone, October 30, 1822. She died 1868. Married second, Malvina Stone, sister of his first wife. Eliza and Malvina Stone were the daughters of Rev. Ely Stone, of Livonia, a pioneer Baptist minister of Western New York.


1. Jerome.

2. Calista, who married H. G., son of Rev. Stone, now living in New Britain, Conn.

3. Theodosia, who married Harry Calkins, removed to Kansas.

4. Sheldon, who died in the War of '65.

5. Newell, who died in the War of '65.

6. Frank.

X. Kinner, Newcomb, born December 20, 1800; married Margaret Smith, of Riga, August 21, 1821. Removed to Michigan.

XI. Maria, born May 13, 1802; died April 9, 1822.

XII. Lucretia, born August 8, 1803; died December 3, 1882. Married Sylvester Harmon, August 22, 1821.

XIII. Sarah, born February 10, 1805; married first, William Rice; second, Oliver Marsh.

XIV. Corrina, born Jay, June 7, 1806; died January 15, 1884; married Ira Harmon, November 6, 1822.

XV. Nancy Statts, born February 24, 1808; died March 27, 1844.

XVI. Lura Ann Patty Rodgers, born August 19, 1811; died January 30, 1873. Married Harry Griffin.

XVII. Erastus Gibson, born Wheatland, Decemver 20, 1814; died December 5, 1875.

Gen Theron Brown V. General Theron, born 1793; died Wheatland October 29, 1859. A soldier of the War of 1812 and a brigadier-general of militia. Married first, Clarissa Harmon, September 14, 1815, by Rev. Campbell. (She was born March 25, 1793; died September 1, 1830). Married second, Ann Maria Hammond, January 22, 1833, at Smyrna, N. Y. (She died October 7, 1879).

"General Theron Brown was a soldier of the War of 1812, afterwards brigadier-general New York State militia. For many years justice of the peace. Greatly interested in educational matters, he was one of the first contributors to the founding of the University of Rochester, of which he was a trustee. He was for years a member of the Baptist Board of Ministerial union. He was a devout, upright, honorable gentleman with the grace and dignity of the old school. Honored and respected by a wide circle of acquaintances, his memory is revered and honored by all his descendants."

Issue by First Wife.

1. Ariel Harmon, born April 20, 1816; died Adrian, Kansas, February 8, 1887. Married Ann Victoria Tucker, of Baltimore, Md. She died Belvidere, Ill., 1868.

2. Cynthia Melissa, born May 22, 1817; died December 10, 1831.

3. Harriet, born November 27, 1818; married Lewis Pray, December 9, 1841.

4. Marie Louise, born May 30, 1820; married Evenezer Wolcott, August 17, 1843.

5. Melanchton Wheeler, born February 12, 1822; died Detroit, Mich., 1870. Married Mrs. Margaret (MacPherson) Nellis, 1852. Physician. Graduate of New York and Paris schools. Mrs. Brown died in South Dumfries, Ontario, 1905.

6. Volney Paine, born October 11, 1823; died July 4, 1906. He was one of the leading agriculturists of the county, served as supervisor and magistrate, a time a member of the state legislature. Married Sarah Avery, September 2, 1848, at Boonville, N. Y. She was the daughter of Elisha and Amoret (Gridley) Dennison. Born March 18, 1828, at Bergen, N. Y., and died January 16, 1899. She married second, Ariel Harmon).


a. Carrie L.

b. Hattie Elmina, who married Frank Fowler Dow, M. D., September 19, 1877. Resides in Rochester. Mrs. Dow is regent of the Irondequoit chapter, D. A. R.

c. Ruth A.

d. Florence M.

e. Elisha F., married Nellie Williams, of Clarksburg, W. V.; died in Rochester, December 26, 1909. A daughter, Margaret.

7. Daniel D. Thompkins, born February 14, 1825; married Corinthia Phelps, of LLe Ror, 1852.

8. Thomas Jefferson, born July 29, 1826; died October 9, 1827.

9. Thomas Jefferson, born October 10, 1828; died January 11, 1903. Married Mary Hulbert, of Belvidere, and removed to Belvidere, Ill.

10. George, born August 15, 1830; died October 27, 1833.

Issue by Second Wife.

11. Chester Hammond, born February 12, 1836; died Toledo, Ohio, February 1, 1898. Married Martha Ruhama Higbee, of Penfield, January 18, 1865. She died in Wheatland November 14, 1893.

12. Charles Theodore, born May 31, 1838; died November 19, 1840.

13. Charles Theron, born March 30, 1841; married Martha Hebbard, of Clifton, N. Y., July 3, 1861.

14. Homer Goodrich, born January 8, 1844; died November 29, 1844.

Published December 16, 1911


Dr. Dewey, the eminent naturalist and educator, was the son of Stephen Dewey, who was born in Sheffield, Mass., September 15, 1760. His mother was Elizabeth Owen, born in Sheffield. December 23, 1759; died January 10, 1852. Stephen Dewey served as a private during the Revolutionary war in Captain John Spoor's company of Berkshire county, Mass. He died January 3, 1826. "His worth exhibited in a life of unwearied effort for the welfare of his family and society, is graven on the imperishable soul. Convinced that a good education, with the fear of God is the best inheritance, these were his first care for his children, who all live to approve his wisdom, and join in this expression of love for his memory."

Dr. Chester Dewey His son, Chester Dewey, D. D., M. D., LL. D., was born in Sheffield, Mass., October 25, 1784, died in Rochester, December 15, 1867, aged 83. He was graduated from Williams college 1806. A tutor there 1808-10 and then professor of mathematics and natural philosophy until 1827, when he removed to Pittsfield, where he established "The Pittsfield Gymnasium." "He was the earliest competent and through investigator of the natural history of Berkshire and especially of its geology and and mineralogy." He received doctorates in law, divinity and medicine from Williams, Union and Yale colleges, respectively.

In 1836 he removed to Rochester to take charge of "Collegiate Institute" which he conducted until 1850, when the University of Rochester was established, and he was elected professor of chemistry and natural history, which position he held until his retirement, 1861. He also lectured at the medical college in Pittsfield and Woodstock, Vt., twice each year. "In his religion he was an Evangelical Congregationalist, Calvinistic Trinitarian." On January 12, 1858, the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination as a minister, he delivered a sermon at the Plymouth church, corner of Troup street and Plymouth avenue. Married first, September 13, 1810, at Stockbridge, Mass., Sarah, daughter of Bohan and Mary (Bradley) Dewey. She was born June 10, 1783; died December 21, 1823). Married second, May 18, 1825, Julia Hart, daughter of Lemuel Pomeroy. (She was born May 13, 1801; died January 25, 1885).


1. Mary Elizabeth, born 1811; died 1833.

2. Egbert, born June 1, 1814; married Maria Burton; died.

3. Frances Caroline, born September 14, 1816; died 1839.

4. Edwin, born December 4, 1818; died 1830.

5. Sophia Louisa, born July 20, 1821; died March 15, 1877; unmarried.


6. Chester Pomeroy, born January 10, 1826. Resides in New York; an editor; unmarried.

7. James, died in infancy.

8. Sarah Olivia, born November 30, 1827, at Pittsfield, Mass. Married William Hanford Perkins, February 8, 1848. (Mr. Perkins was the son of Elijah and Julia (Hill) Perkins, born July 11, 1819, died May 12, 1858).


a. Mary, who married William J. Averill, September 29, 1880.

b. George Hamilton, who married Mary N. Wild.

9. Harriet, died in infancy.

10. Theodore, born 1831; died 1832.

11. Elizabeth Hart, born March 18, 1834; died March 3, 1897. Married Rev. Henry Fowler, a Presbyterian minister, of Auburn, September 6, 1858.

12. Emily Dodge, died young.

13. Theodore, died young.

14. Julia Ayrault, died young.

15. Charles Ayrault, M. D., unmarried.

Published December 16, 1911



Benjamin Shotwell, born 25th of 4th month, 1759; died at Marengo, Wayne county, 12th of 5th month, 1848; a farmer. Married in Plainfield, N. J., Bathsheba Pound, 24th od 1st month, 1781. She was born 14th of 5th month, 1763; died first of 12th month, 1848).


I. Elizabeth, born 8th of 12th month, 1781, in Sussex, N. J.; died at Galen 16th of 9th month, 1857. Married Samuel Lundy.

II. Thomas, born 25th of 8th month, 1786, at Rahway, N. J. Removed to Wayne county in 1815. Died 1st of 1st month, 1857; a farmer. Married, first, Tamer Lundy, 9th of 3d month, 1807; she died 3d of 7th month, 1818 (a cousin of first wife). Married, third, Anna, daughter of William and Susannah Webster (born 14th of 5th month, 1788; died 22d of 2d month, 1858).

III. Zachariah, born 8th of 8th month, 1788; died in Macedon Center, 18th of 9th month, 1857. Married. first. Elizabeth Lundy, born 27th of 6th month; died in 1816. Married, second, Edna Lundy, of Hartland Monthly Meeting. Children: Levi L., David L., and Edwin. Married, third, Elizabeth Hannah Lundy, 25th of 9th month, 1828. She died in 1857. Children: Daniel L., Edwin B., Samuel L. and Edna Ann to Farmington.

IV. Amy, born 12th of 7th month, 1790; married Asa Wilson.

V. Mercy, born 3d of 8th month, 1792; died in Macedon 15th of 5th month, 1836. Married Daniel Strang.

VI. Benjamin, jr., born 22d of 7th month, 1797, Rochester, 1831, Wayne county, 1839, to Michigan 1852; died 30th of 3d month, 1878. Married Catharine Pugsley March 1, 1825. Children: Daniel, born 30th of 9th month, 1831; died 8th of 5th month, 1833; Bathsheba, born 20th of 9th month, 1833; Mercy L., born 4th of 6th month, 1836; Mary D. and Edward H., born 28th of 1st month, 1838.

VII. Samuel, born 23d of 8th month, 1802; married, first, Phebe Laing; married, second, Mercy Pound.

VIII. Lydia, born 27th of 1st month, 1805.

Richard Shotwell, born 24th of 7th month, 1755, at Rahway, N. J. A tory. Married Mary Wilson. Removed to Farmington, N. Y., in 1804. She died 27th of 3d month, 1844, aged 87.


Benjamin, born 10th of 4th month, 1793; died in Wheatland 23d of 10th month, 1865. Married Sarah Hoag; 29th of 11th month, 1815. (She was born 18th of 5th month, 1799. Died in Wheatland 28th of 12th month, 1859).


1. David Smith, born 6th of 2d month, 1817; removed to Michigan. Married Eliza S. Dillingham in Elba Friends Meeting 19th of 4th month, 1838. (She was born 3d of 10th month, 1820).

2. Desire, born 22d of 8th month, 1818. Married Robert Estes, of Wheatland. 19th of 4th month, 1838. (He was born 13th of 5th month, 1814, in Augusta Me. Came to Wheatland in 1827. Removed to Fairport in 1869. He died 10th of 11th month, 1877).

3. Bathsheba, born 14th of 7th month, 1820; died 7th of 1st month, 1875. Married Edward Sherman in Collins, N. Y. Removed to Michigan.

4. Mary Jane, born 15th of 9th month, 1822. Married Addison Smith.

5. Richard, born 22d of 11th month, 1824, of Elba.

6. Levi S., born 2d of 1st month, 1827, at Elba. Lived in Wheatland and afterwards removed to Michigan. Married in Wheatland, Sarah, daughter of Allen Estes.

7. Abigail, born 18th of 6th month, 1829; died in Wheatland in 1858. Married, Isaac Cox, son of James and Silva (Lewis) Cox, of Wheatland.

8. Benjamin H., born 28th of 2d month, 1832. Removed to California in 1849.

9. Sarah Ann, died 27th of 6th month, 1853, unmarried.

10. Isaac M., born 2d of 10th month, 1835, of Wheatland. Removed to Michigan. Married Mary P., daughter of Allen Estes.

Published December 23, 1911



I. Thomas Macy, of Salisbury, Mass. A Baptist preacher. Came from Chilmark, county Wilts, England. Freeman, 1639. Married Sarah Hopcot, who died 1706, aged 94. Removed to Nantucket, where he was one of the first settlers. Representative, 1654. He died June, 1672, aged 73 (Savage)

II. John, married Deborah, daughter of Richard Gardner. She married second, Stephen Pease.

III. Richard, who married first, Deborah Pinkham, and second. Alice Paddock.

IV. Abraham, who married Anna Worth.

V. Abraham, second, born Nantucket, 7th of 7th month, 1739. The ancestor of the Monroe Co. Friends. He died at Ghent, N. Y., 30th of the 6th month, 1820. Married Priscilla (Coleman) Bunker, at Nantucket, the 3d of 12th month, 1761. (She was born 14th of 6th month, 1745, and died 27th of 7th month, 1819).


1. Phebe, born 4th of 1st month, 1763; married John Macy; died 4th of 6th month, 1849.

2. Anna, born 3d of 11th month, 1764; married Amos Carpenter; died 7th of 2d month, 1851.

3. Simeon, born 27th of 6th month, 1766; married Lucretia Barnard; died 24th of 5th month, 1813.

4. Aaron, born 14th of 6th month, 1768; married Phebe Barnard; died 2d of 5th month, 1794, and had daughter, Judith, born 15th of 3d month, 1793.

5. Lydia, born 9th of 3d month, 1770; married Paul, son of Elisha and Elizabeth (Macy) Coleman. Died 20th of 4th month, 1834.

6. Elizabeth, born 1772; died 1773.

7. Eunice, born 3d of 10th month, 1773. Married Thaddeus, son of Elihu Coleman. She died Rochester, (?) of 2d month, 1851. He died at Henrietta, 15th of 9th month, 1847.

8. Priscilla, born Quaker Hill, N. Y., 31st of 10th month, 1775; died 1830; unmarried.

9. Rachel, born Quaker Hill, N. Y., 20th of 11th month, 1778; died Rochester 18th of 1st month, 1860. Married Barnabas, brother Thaddeus Coleman. He died at Rochester 4th of 10th month, 1846 or 1848.

10. Abraham, born Quaker Hill, 25th of 12th month, 1779; died Ghent, 29th of 8th month, 1844. Married Elizabeth Coleman.

11. Judith, born 1781; died 1782.

12. Deborah, born 29th of 11th month, 1783. She separated from the church 1829. Married Laban, son of Richard and Eunice (Mitchell) Bunker, 2d of 5th month, 1804. (He was born in Nantucket, 30th of 6th month, 1783, and died Rochester 1st of 2d month, 1844, aged 60).

13. Seth, born Ghent, N. Y., the 25th of 3d month, 1786. Died at Rochester the 2d of the 9th month, 1831. Married Margarette, daughter of David and Phebe (Mosher) Haight. (She was born 4th of 9th month, 1790; died Rochester 10th of 8th month, 1830). Seth removed from Ghent to Henrietta, 1825, and to Rochester, 1830.


1. Matthew, born 15th of 12th month, 1807.

2. David, born 15th of 1st month, 1809; died 17th of 11th month, 1826.

3. Charles, born 23d of 10th month, 1810. Removed to Missouri, 1837. Married Lucinda Barnes at Rochester.

4. Elias, born 30th of 4th month, 1812. Removed, 1828, to Iowa. Married , Eliza Ann Betson.

5. Simeon, born 5th of 7th month, 1814. Removed to Illinois. Married first, Harriet Rhoades. Married second, Malvina Doughty.

6. Abraham, born 2d of 2d month, 1816. Removed to Council Bluff, Ia., 1828. Married first, Oledine Betson; married second, Angeline Bishop.

7. Abel, born 8th of 5th month, 1818. Removed to Michigan. Married Cornelia Mosher.

8. Obed, born 27th of 12th month, 1819, of Sandy Hill, N. Y.

9. Elihu, born 22d of 12th month, 1821. Dismissed, 1847. Married Mary Elizabeth Palmer.

10. Levi, born 26th of 3d month, 1823.

11. Judah, born 29th of 4th month, 1825. Removed to Sandy Hill.

12. David H., born 28th of 4th month, 1828. Removed, 1867.

13. Margaret Ann, born 19th of 2d month, 1831. Died 11th of 8th month, 1831, at Rochester.

Published December 23, 1911



Four brothers, Elisha, John, Isaac and David Farwell, settled in the Genesee country previous to 1800.

I William, Farwell was born at Medford, Mass., December 11-28-1712. Died at Charlestown, N. H., December 11, 1801. Married at Mansfield, Conn., November 7, 1744, Bethia, daughter of Elisha Eldridge, born 1726. She died N. H., January 5, 1812. For a time they lived in Westminster, Vt.


1. William, born 1746; died 1749.

2. Bethia, married Joel Holton.

3. Rev. William, of Charlestown, New Hampshire.

4. Elizabeth, married Elijah Parker.

5. Jemima, died an infant.

6. Elisha, born July 1, 1754, at Manfield, Conn. Died, 1826-8. Married, Sarah Farnsworth, of Wheatland, 1806.

7. Joseph, married Polly Carpenter, of Vermont.

8, John, born June 30, 1758, at Mansfield, Conn., was at Clarkson, 1805. Married, Phebe Spofford, of Falls Town (Rochester), before 1800.

9. Dorothy.

10. Isaac, born October 29, 1763, in Walpole, N. H., died February 18, 1846, in Illinois. Married Prudence, daughter of Benjamin and Peggy (Spofford) Allen, November 6, 1785. (She was born May 14, 1768-9; died November 17, 1848.) Lived in Charlestown, N. H., and removed from there to Rochester, then to Clarkson, 1805, Wheatland, 1806, and finally to Pecatonica (?) Ill., in 1826.

11. David, born March 6, 1766, in Westminster, Vt. Removed from Charlestown, N. H., to Canada, where he lived several years and then emigrated to Wheatland, 1806, where his brothers had already settled. In 1838 he again emigrated to Hillsdale county, Mich., and died in Jonesville, Mich., 1855. Married in Wheatland (?).

12. Jesse, born July 12, 1768.

13. "Judge" Eldridge, born Charlestown, N. H., March 6, 1779; died October 15, 1843, at Somerset, Niagara county, while on a visit to his son, Elisha. Buried in Clarendon. Married first, Polly Richardson, September 25, 1799. (She was born in 1782; died October, 1821, at Clarendon, Genesee county.) Married, second, in Barre, Vt., widow, Submit (Wheat) Lee, of Barre, and widow of (?) Andrews. (She was born May 17, 1791, and died in Stafford (?). Came to Rochester in 1808. For a time in 1806 he lived in Clarkson. In 1811 he settled what is now Clarendon, then called Farwellsville in his honor. He was postmaster here many years and also owned and operated a flour and saw mill.

Published December 30, 1911



Of Riga, made application for pension on the 27th of September, 1832, before Joseph Sibley, judge. Nathan Baker testified that he was an elder in the Baptist denomination and that he was 72 years of age on the 14th of the previous April. He enlisted under Captain Thaddeus Lacey of the town of Woodbury, Litchfield county, Conn., in the regiment commanded by Colonel Heman Swift, of Cornwall, in the same county and state; Lt. Col. ---- Star, of New Milford, Conn. He enlisted for six months, from June the first to December the first, 1776. He was mustered in the town of Lichfield by Lynde Lord, esq. They marched through Berkshire county, Massachusetts, and the state of Vermont to Whitehall or Skenesboro, New York. They waited there two or three weeks, then went down the lake by water and halted at Mount Independence, opposite Ticonderoga. They were there when the British army came up the lake and landed at Three Mile Point, and our flotilla was cut off and taken. He remained there until the last of November and then went with the regiment by water to the head of Lake George and marched to Saratoga, N. Y., where the regiment was discharged and every one got home his best way. He arrived at Woodbury the first part of December.

In 1778 Phineas Baker, of Woodbury, was drafted for eight months as a private in the company commanded by Lieutenant Smith in Colonel Meig's regiment, known by the name of "The Leather Capps." Nathan Baker became his substitute and joined the regiment some time in September at Quaker Hill, near the west line of Connecticut, in New York. He attended meeting on Sabbath when General Washington was present. He continued at this place a few weeks and was then detached on a fatigue party to work on roads, commanded by General Gravenner ? (Grosvenor, probably). He belonged to Captain Hill's company and worked on roads through New Fairfield, New Milford, Woodbury, Waterbury and Farmington, all in the state of Connecticut, to repair roads. After serving six weeks or two months he was relieved by said Phineas Baker and returned home late in the fall.

In the year 1779, according to his best recollection, he was called out as one of the militia under Captain David Leavenworth and marched from Woodbury, in Connecticut, to the Hudson river to prevent the British fleet going up said river and to prevent their landing. He was at Fishkill and Poughkeepsie, served about one month, and did nor recollect the other officers of his regiment.

In 1780 he was drafted as one of the militia in Woodbury, and belonged to Captain David Leavenworth's company as a guard, not attached to any regiment. He was marched to Horseneck and did duty as guard to watch the movements of the enemy. He was a guard when four of the company were taken by the British. The company pursued the British on the road towards New York until midnight, then turned back to its post. In service one month at that time, and was discharged at that post in the month of June.

In 1781 he enlisted under Captain Gideon Leavenworth for nine months in the service commanded by Colonel Wadsworth, He had charge of four oxen and a horse. He went from Woodbury to Newton and carried a load of grains to the French army at White Plains in the state of New York. He continued in service with the French army carrying baggage; crossed the Hudson river at King's Ferry, went through the state of New Jersey to Philadelphia, where they halted a few days from that place to the head of Annapolis in the state of Maryland. At this place that part of the teams that were not fit for service was dismissed, and he and his team returned to Woodbury. In service about four months, beginning about July 1st and ending last of October.

He never received a written discharge and had no documentary evidence of his service, and he knew of no one whose testimony he could procure to prove his service.

He was born in Woodbury, Conn., in 1760. His age was recorded in the Town Records of Woodbury and also in his Bible. He lived in Woodbury when called into service.

After the war, in the month of February, 1785, he removed to Sandgate, Bennington county, Vt. He lived there five years. Then he lived one year in Salem, Washington county, N. Y.; four years in the town of Saratoga, Saratoga county; one year in Manlius, Onondaga county; thirty-two years in the town of Pompey, Onondaga county; and four years in the town of Riga, Monroe county.

He named Isaac Lacy and Samuel Lacy, of Chili; Richard H. Benedict. Asa Brace, Samuel H. Wheeler and Charles Castle, of Riga, as men able to testify to his character and belief of his Revolutionary service. Richard H. Benedict, a clergyman, and Samuel H. Wheeler, both residents of Riga, made affidavits that they were well acquainted with Nathan Baker, that he was reputed and believed to have been a Revolutionary soldier and believed to be 72 years of age.

J. Sibley declared he believed Nathan Baker to have been a Revolutionary soldier, and that Benedict and Wheeler were creditable persons.

Certified to by L. Adams, clerk.

Affidavit by J. Sibley, judge, in which he certified that Nathan Baker cannot from bodily infirmity attend court, having had a paralytic shock and that he signed his name by taking hold of the top of the pen while another hand guided it.

In an affidavit subscribed and sworn to before Daniel Kellsey, justice of the peace, Monroe county, Nathan Baker stated that by reason of old age and consequent loss of memory, he could not swear positively to the precise length of service, but, according to his best recollection, he served not less than the periods mentioned and in the following order: Not less than five months and twenty days as private under Captain Thaddeus Lacy; on month fifteen days, private under Lieutenant Smith and Captain Hill; one month private under Captain David Leavenworth; again, month as a private under Captain David Leavenworth; and three months and fifteen days as a private or teamster under Captain Gideon Leavenworth.

Subscribed and sworn, 11 May, 1833.

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