April 2011 James G. Ferris



(Geoffrey) tradition has it was born in LEICESTERSHIRE, England about 1610 and came to America about 1634. [Professional research was accomplished in England, hired by Chaplain Ferris and several associates in an effort to find out something about Jeffrey in the 1970s. Chaplain Ferris felt that the search was in depth and thorough, but the results were nil. The Parish records of the Leicestershire area did not show the surname Ferris, in any of its various spellings, so there is no documentation to prove his birth place, birth date or when he came to America . The first documentation of Jeffrey occurs when he was made a freeman.] [ The New York Times of June 1937 in an article about the 300th Anniversary of Greenwich CT, states that Greenwich was named after the English hometown of Jeffrey Ferris. (?)] He was made a freeman at Boston, May 6, 1635; removed to Wethersfield, Connecticut (owned 45 acres which he sold to John Deming) (another source says 13 acres and 54 acres); and from there to Stamford, Connecticut, in 1640/1 where he was among the first settlers of that town. He is on the list of those who paid for the survey, and received ten acres at the first assignment of land (in the Stamford records, Ferris is recorded as Firries, but there are numerous other examples of misspelled words; I don’t think spelling was their strong suit back then). Jeffrey was included on a list of pioneers living at Stamford at the end of 1642 as Jeffry Ferris. He later, settled within the bounds of present Town of Greenwich and in 1656 was one of the eleven Greenwich men who peti­tioned to be accepted under the New Haven jurisdiction, where he died May 31, 1666.

From The First Three Hundred Years^ For some eight years previous to 1664, Greenwich had been under the “watch-care” of Stamford and the spiritual leadership of the Reverend John Bishop. The church there, according to Historian Trumbull, was one of the fifteen churches established by that time in Connecticut. On February 5, 1664 seven men met to consider the best way to apportion the land in Greenwich. This was probably one of their first town meetings and it was recorded that the “common lands” were to be divided “by the Rule of proportion, according to each man’s estate and bee visable,” and that they “shall constantly endeavor to maintaine and too uphold the ministrie amongst us.” The Proprietors signed their names as “Jeffre Ferris, Senre; Joshua Knapp, Senre; Joseph Ferris; Jonathan Reynolds, Angell Heusted, John Mead, Senre; and John Hobbe.”

The name of Jeffrey’s first wife and mother of his known children remains unknown. Much research has been done and speculation abounds, but the actual documentation, such as the page of the Stamford Town Records, which contains her death record, is worn away. What is legible is her death date of May 31, 1658. On the tombstone her name has weathered away leaving only ‘Mary —–ne’. There are some that think her maiden name was Browne, Thorne, or Bowne; a case can be made for each because of connections with those families and Jeffrey, but no proof exists. Several sources, to include Family Tree Maker, list Judy Burns and/or Ann Milton or Anne Howard (see information later on in this paper re Anne Howard) – as best as I can determine, there is no documentation for these names. In this compilation, she remains unknown .

From Savage-Collins Origins & Descendants 1630-1960 by R. Thomas Collins, Jr. – Jeffrey married Mary in England. With their first child, Jeffrey and Mary Ferris came to New England in 1634, with Jeffrey being made a freeman in Watertown the following year. He soon moved to Wethersfield, where he stayed for four years.

He married second, at Stamford, in May 1661, Susannah (Norman) (AFN: FPHQ-6H) Lock­wood, widow of Sergeant Robert Lockwood [dau of Richard]. She was born 1612, in England and died December 23, 1661 at Greenwich. [Susannah’s maiden name has also been identified as St. John, Sension, Bulkeley or Lockmann.] Jeffrey’s marriage contract with Susannah, dated May 28, 1661, pledges certain legacies to the children of Robert Lockwood-deceased, and mortgages his Greenwich lands and “housings”. (Jim – a prenuptial agreement in 1661?)

Jeffrey, married 3d, in 1662 at Stamford, Judith (Feake) Palmer, widow of Lieutenant William Palmer, (not Henry as found in some sources to include Ye Historie of Ye Greenwich ) afterwards the wife of John Bowers. Judith (Judah) was born circa 1621, London, England and died in 1667/8, Yarmouth MA [place of death is probably Greenwich]- she was the dau of James & Audrey (Crompton) Feake, of London. Judith was also niece of Robert Feake, credited as one of the founders of Greenwich. Soon after Jeffrey’s death, she married John Bowers (SeeGenealogies of Long Island Families )

Jeffrey’s will found on the probate records at Fairfield, is dated January 6, 1664/5. He wills to the four boys he brought up (“four bois which I brought up”), meaning Judith’s four youngest sons (birth dates John-1650/1, James-1652/3, William-1654/5, and Joseph-1656/7) from her marriage to William Palmer, ten pounds ster­ling a piece, if they live with any of his children until they are eighteen years old, the money then to be put out for them un­til they are twenty years of age. His will names also his wife “Judah”, meaning Judith, son James, son Jonathan Lockwood, and Mary (Ferris) Lockwood, son Peter’s three children, and son Joseph’s two. Judith, his widow, receipts for her widow’s portion, March 6, 1667.

Tradition invests the immigration of this family to this country with the lines of romantic adventure. The ancestress, who was also high born, followed her lover out into this western world to share with him here the fortunes, which English aris­tocracy would not allow. (Genealogical and Family History of Western New York by W.R. Cutter (Vol.III, page 1096) states “Tradition tells us that his first wife was of noble birth, marrying against the wishes of her family.”) [ Jim – there is no documenta­tion to back this up.]

The name Ferris is from LEICESTERSHIRE, House of Feriers, Farers, Fereis, Ferrerr, Ferreis, Ferrers or Ferris, the first member of which (in England) was from Henry de Feriers (Ferrers) (see separate paper on Henry de Ferrers), son of Guelchelme (Guillaume) (William) de Feriers, Master of the Horse (Jim ‑ thus the horse shoes on the coat of arms) (most sources say Master of the House, though) of the Duke of Normandy, to whom William the Conqueror gave large grants of land in the three shires of Staf­ford, Derby, and Leicester. It is said that Guelchelme de Feriers took an ac­tive part in the Battle of Hastings (1066), having in­vaded England with the Conqueror. From Guelchelme de Feriers and Wil­liam de Ferers, Earl of Derby, descends the Ferrers of Groby, who bore for their paternal coat of arms gu seven mascles or, a can­ton erm, while their Westchester descendants carried gu a fluer de lis or a canton erm with a crescent for the difference, or multum in florius arte , freely translated is “much in the flowery arts”, indicating that the family was distinguished for its love of horticulture. There are a couple of variations of the Ferris Coat of Arms as shown. [Jim – several folks have tied Jeffrey into this group of people. I am not aware of any documentation for this very large leap!]

In 2002, Alice Wexler, went to England and visited the Records Office in Leicester. She did find the record of one Sir John Ferreis, a knight in 1621 married Mary Ratcliffe, in Donington. (Leicestershire Marriage Bonds, Vol. 39, p. 147). Her remarks were: “What this said to me is that there were Ferrises (spelled Ferrars or Ferrers or in this case Ferreis, though I think that’s a misprint of Ferrars) in Leicestershire in the 1600s, so couldn’t Jeffrey have originated there as well”? I thank Alice for her research and at least finding a documented possibility of Jeffrey’s origins.

Born to Jeffrey Ferris and his first wife were:


This sequence, by birth, is from Ye Historie of Ye Town of Greenwich. A Ferris Genealogy by Chaplain James S. Ferris shows a different birth sequence. I have elected to stay with the original sequence because of the amount of renumbering I would have to do. I do consider the work done by Chaplain Ferris to be valid and will annotate where there is a difference.

See ( ) on following pages for more information.

*The compiler’s branch (Knox County, Illinois) of the tree.

Recommended reading : ^ The First Three Hundred Years The History of the First Congregational Church of Greenwich, Connecticut edited by Elizabeth W. Clarke 1967

From Greenwich Old & New : Chapter ‑ Story of One Pioneer.

In spite of the important part that Daniel Patrick played in the founding of Greenwich, it was men like Jeffrey Ferris and An­gell Husted who actually made this settlement. They were the men who remained permanently, and raised large families, which con­tinued to live here for generations, forming the background of the town. So, to use Jeffrey Ferris as an example we must go back a few years to the settlement of Watertown just outside of Boston.

Along with a great number of restless, energetic Englishmen who left their homes for various reasons, Jeffrey Ferris came to American in 1634. Born in Leichestershire, England, in 1610, he was twenty‑four when he came to Watertown. Over six feet tall, with blue eyes and red hair, he was a typical middle class Englishman, God‑fearing, respectable, industrious and as later events proved, a good businessman. He was enough of a Puritan to be eligible as a citizen of Watertown, for his name was regis­tered as a freeman of Boston in 1635. At that time church member­ship was the essential requirement for citizenship. This en­titled him to be called Goodman Ferris.

From a number of small clues, it may be assumed that Jeffrey Ferris was not a rigid Puritan. He may have come to America for freedom of worship, but undoubtedly there were other more practi­cal reasons as well. Goodman Ferris wanted land of his own, but he also wanted the rights of a free landowner. There was plenty of land around Boston, but little freedom. Not to repeat the well-known story of how the citizens of Newtown, Watertown, and Dorchester separated from Boston and migrated to Connecticut, enough of this history must be told to explain how and why Jef­frey Ferris finally came to Greenwich.

At this time Boston was controlled by a few rigid Puritans who had organized a theocratic and completely undemocratic form of government. The citizens of the three settlements around Bos­ton were not allowed to govern themselves independently, nor were they even fairly represented in Boston although they were sub­ject to taxation. The rules and regulations regarding personal conduct were unbelievably strict. It was not only irregular characters like John Underhill and Daniel Patrick who were punished for minor crimes. Many very respectable law abiding citizens were fined or put in the stocks for trivial offenses.

Men like Jeffrey Ferris who had broken home ties and sailed across the ocean to a wilderness for the sake of freedom were not likely to submit to such a situation. At the same time glowing statements were coming to Boston concerning the fertile meadows and rich valley land along the Connecticut River. A separation from Boston and migration to Connecticut was inevitable, and in the company of a number of families from Watertown, Jeffrey Fer­ris acquired four acres of land and built a house. Evidently he planned to stay and settle down but within four years he was moving again.

So far Jeffrey Ferris had made two moves toward freedom, but from the point of view of freedom Wethersfield proved a disap­pointment. Worse that than, there was no peace because of several strong minded ministers who were all trying to rule the small settlement at once. There were infinite quarrels and dis­putes over religion, politics, and the distribution of land. Be­cause of these unsatisfactory conditions at Wethersfield, Jeffrey came to Greenwich. Land, always land, was what he wanted more than anything, so this time, quite on his own, he negotiated a purchase with the Indians here.

July 18, 1640, is the commonly accepted date for the found­ing of Greenwich because the Indian deed was signed on that day. Al­though historians are literally quite accurate when they assert that the settlement was established after the purchase, there are, nevertheless, a number of reasons for assuming that a few pioneers came here before July 1640.

As an addition to the purchase of Daniel Patrick and Robert Feaks, it is noted that “Keofram hath soulde all his Right in ye above sd necks unto Jeffre Ferris.” This notation suggests that Goodman Ferris was here transacting a deal with the Indian Chief Keofferam before the coming of Daniel Patrick and Robert Feaks. When signing his mark, Sachem Keofferam made the picture of a blockhouse with a projection or lookout box. In front and be­hind the house he drew lines, which may have been an indication of plowed ground.

Indian signatures were really picture writing, and the marks usually depicted something significant in relation to the docu­ment, which was signed. Such being the case, it is quite likely that there actually was a blockhouse on this land bought by Jef­frey, and of course this house was his home. If so, it must have been built before July 1640.

If we assume that Jeffrey was one of the first landowners, it is possible to go a step further and attribute the naming of Greenwich to this particular founder, who was born in LEICESTERSHIRE, England. About 1590 in England, there was an adventurer named Richard Ferris who served as messenger in ordinary at the court of Queen Elizabeth. At this time the Earl of Leicester was the Queen’s favorite, so it is more than likely that this member of the Ferris family from LEICESTERSHIRE received an appointment through his influence. [Jim – recently, some Genealogical organizations have made the leap and proclaimed that Richard was the father of Jeffrey – this proclama­tion has been further spread as gospel by numerous individuals.Until I am aware of documentation to this fact, I will not make this jump. In this document, Jeffrey’s father is still unknown.]

The favorite summer residence of Queen Elizabeth was at Greenwich where her yacht lay alongside the wharf in front of the palace. As a member of the court, Richard Ferris must have visited there frequently. In this way, Jeffrey Ferris, as a son or nephew (?), might have become very fond of the village of Green­wich and when he came to New England he followed the custom of other emigrants by naming the town after that place in England to which he was most attached.

Jeffrey Ferris was married three times. His second wife was Susannah Lockwood, widow of Robert Lockwood, so from the very beginning of Greenwich history these two families were united. It is said that 10,000 of their descendants can be traced and many of them still live in Greenwich today.

Angell Husted is another founder of Greenwich whose family still lives there. Robert Husted, his father, owned land in both Stamford and Greenwich and was a witness to the purchase of Patrick and Feaks. Angell Husted was a special witness to the purchase made by Jeffrey Ferris, and it is claimed by the Husted family that he was here as early as 1638.

It would be impossible to name all the families who came to Greenwich over the period of the next twenty or thirty years but it is interesting to notice that a majority of them came here by the way of Watertown and Wethersfield just as Goodman Ferris did. Some of these families settled for a time in Fairfield where Jef­frey Ferris also lived for a few years because, as a loyal Englishman, he resented the Dutch jurisdiction, which Daniel Patrick had forced upon Greenwich.

The Indians ‑ Undoubtedly the dangerous situation due to the Indians was another reason why Jeffrey Ferris left Greenwich for several years. Almost at once the Indians became the most dif­ficult problem with which the first settlers had to contend. There were numerous raids as well as individual attacks on help­less families.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) have some dif­ferent dates on Jeffrey above. They show he married 1st Susannah Lockwood, who died in 1660; and then married Mathais St. John who died in 1669. The DAR also state that Jeffrey was a representa­tive of the General Court, 1667, an original proprietor; yet above, it states he died in 1666; so there is conflicting infor­mation, but I guess that is to be expected.

From The Winthrop Woman – extracted

When on the morning of the purchase Elizabeth explained this to Daniel, he laughed, saying ‘So be it then! We’ll sign this on the confounded rock, if you and your squaw’re so set on it. I’m not the rascal to gainsay two determined women. What do we say, men? He turned to the five other English­men who stood by his hut door and were to act as witnesses. These were Jeffrey Ferris, a lean taciturn farmer of thirty, with a crest of auburn hair near as red as Patrick=s. Ferris had decided to establish himself in Rippowam, or Stamford, five miles away since that tract had just been bought by the New Haven Colony, but Ferris had already wintered on land west of Totomack cove and wished also to retain this small portion of Greenwich.

….. Jeffrey Ferris said nothing, because he never spoke idly and was in a hurry to finish these negotiations and get back to his patch of corn, which was ready for picking.

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From Monakewego to Greenwich Point

The Siwanoy Indians used it as a fishing camp and called it Monakewego – shining sands. Purchased by Daniel Patrick and Robert and Elizabeth Feake in 1640 (along with the rest of what is now Old Greenwich), it became known as Elizabeth’s Neck. Jeffrey Ferris bought the land in 1730 (incorrect) and it remained in the Ferris family for more than 150 years. But in 1884, this beautiful spot so close to New York City caught the eye of wealthy banker J. Kennedy Tod. Buying parcels through various agents, Tod acquired the Ferris property over the next three years and began the process that eventually turned the “shining sands” into “Tod’s Point.” Tod’s vision for the waterfront estate he called Innis Arden was bold. Joining two small islands with fill, he built a tide-control gate and created a lake from a tidal marsh. Next came a road around the lake and a causeway to provide access to the mainland. A stone mansion, boat house, guest cottage and other buildings were erected; a barn housed cows and sheep grazed on the nine-hole golf course. For some years the Point’s sandy beach and golf course were open to Old Greenwich neighbors and guests staying at the local inns, but Tod eventually believed his hospitality was abused and the Point was closed to all but invited guests. Tod died in 1925, his widow in 1939, and Tod’s Point became the property of the Presbyterian Hospital of New York. The RTM adopted a resolution in 1940 that the town acquire the Point – and the beach was leased for town use from 1942 to 1945. It took five years to overcome strong opposition to the purchase from some town residents and to negotiate the price. Finally, on December 13, 1944 (according to RTM records), “The Trustees of Presbyterian Hospital voted to accept $550,000 for 148.5 acres including Great and Pelican Islands. We have assured the citizens of Greenwich that it is our intention and desire that the use of Tod’s Point should be along dignified lines without undesirable concessions or other features which would be unattractive or objectionable to the general neighborhood or to those making use of the property for bathing and wholesome recreation.” Town records show that in July, 1943, 17,704 persons came to Greenwich Point; by July of 1944, that figure was 71,830. In 1946 the still-impressive stone house was converted by its future occupants) into family apartments for returning WWII vets. But by 1960 the building had deteriorated and needed extensive repairs to bring it up to safety codes. Again amidst controversy, Tod’s grand mansion was razed in 1961. Many of the original buildings remain: the Queen Anne Building houses lockers and marine biology classes; the Chimes Building is used by the Old Greenwich Yacht Club’s Community Sailing program and provides storage lockers for sailors; the Cowbarn and former stables serve as storage and work areas for the park staff. The gates that once marked the entrance to Tod’s estate can be seen on the grounds at the Innis Arden Club in Old Greenwich.

From Volume 1, Ferris Genealogy , by James S. Ferris


Fairfield, Conn. Probate Book from 1665 to 1675 Page 20

I, Jeffery Ferris, being now at this time through the mercy of God in indifferent health and good memory thanks be to the Lord that giveth it to me, do make this as my last will and testimony in brief considering age; I knowing not whether the Lord may take me away with sudden death…

ITEM I give unto my wife that now is; all the estate that she can make appear that she brought with her; also;

ITEM I give also to her four children that is to say, those four boys, which I brought up

and kept forty pounds, that is to say ten pounds apiece; that if they stay and live with any of my children until they be of the age of eighteen years; then it shall be put out for them and for their use until they are twenty years of age; and then to receive it into their possession; further in case that my wife that now is shall see cause to remain a widow after my decease; for so long as she so remaineth I give for her use five acres of land that is now in till the one half in my home lot and the other half at the marsh or neck; also I give her free for her and hers one of my allotments that is on Mihernoes Neck that is now fenced in; also that she sees cause I will that she shall live in one part of my now dwelling house so long as she shall remain a widow; also I give her two of my Pewter Platters one great and one small.

ITEM I give unto my son James Ferris twenty pounds, that is to say besides his cattle that

now is; also beside the quarter part of those which I gave between my son Juda and James and Jonathan Lockwood that is to say Juda’s running remote in the woods; also I give unto my son James my great copper kettle and also my bed that standeth in the low room of my house, that is to say that bed with all the furniture which my wife and myself commonly lodged on, also I give unto my son James that bed with the furniture that commonly James lay on in the other fore room of my now dwelling house; I give also unto my son James Ferris all my carts and plows and all materials thereunto belonging; also I give unto James my Iron Pot and three Pewter platters…

ITEM Also I give unto my daughter Mary Lockwood that now is twenty pounds besides the quarter part of my before mentioned Juda’s I gave to her husband Jonathah Lockwood; also

ITEM I give unto my son Peter Ferris his three children one mare colt that shall run in stock, to be equal proportion between the three children; also

ITEM I give unto my son Joseph’s two children one mare colt to run for stock for them and for their use and portion;

ITEM Farther my will is that what more of my estate shall be found after those above-mentioned legacies paid, shall be equally divided amongst all my children;

ITEM Further it is my will that in case God should choose to give my wife a child born of her body whilst she remains my wife, that is to say whilst I live or that I leave her with child when I die, that then I give unto that child male or female the other half of my farm that I now possess — with the right and privileges thereunto belonging; further it is my will that this child shall have a young mare also; which I give it by, this, my will; but in case this child should die before it hath any issue, then this my gift to return to the rest of the estate as before mentioned; Further it is my will and I do depute my loving friend John Holly now in Stanford and my son Peter Ferris as my overseers to see this my will performed according to this just expression and intent of this my writing: In witness that this is my free will and act I set to my hand

This is the mark of


WITNESS Phillip Minthorn

March 9th 1667 I Juda Bowers lately Widow Ferris sometimes wife to Jeffery Ferris do

hereby acknowledge I have received in full satisfaction what was given me by my husbands will, and I do hereby fully acquit and discharge for me and mine forever

WITNESS Rich; Lane or Lorn

Johnathan Sellick

Juda Bowers Mark

March 9th 1667 This will on the other side written was presented to be approved by the parties concerned in the distribution of the order of the will and in witness hereunto we do mutually agree to subscribe our names with our own hands.

March 13th 1667 We whose names are underwritten do own and approve this will within written to be the will of Jeffery Ferris deceased.

Witness our hands Juda Bowers

The mark of lately wife of Jeffery Ferris

In presence of Joseph Ferris

Joshuah Knapp James Ferris

Joseph Gurnsee or


Inventory of the estate of Jeffery Ferris dec: taken and approved by

Joseph Mead

Angell Husted

John Holly appointed thereunto (and under oath) by Mr. Lanes

present on the 24th 25th 26th and 27th Nov: 1666

Note: This was not copied from the original but rather from a copy that is in loose material in a vertical file on Ferris Genealogy in the Genealogy Room of the N.Y. Public Library.

Freeman’s Oath – taken by Jeffrey Ferris, May 6, 1635.

I, ________, being, by the Almighty’s most wise disposition, become a member of this body, consisting of the Governor, Deputy Governor, Assistants and a commonalty of the Massachusetts in New England, do freely and sincerely acknowledge that I am justly and lawfully subject to the government of the same, and do accordingly submit my person and estate to be protected, ordered, and governed by the laws and constitutions thereof, and do faithfully promise to be from time to time obedient and conformable thereunto, and to the authority of the said Governor and Assistants and their successors, and to all such laws, orders, sentences, and decrees as shall be lawfully made and published by them or their successors; and I will always endeavor (as in duty I am bound) to advance the peace and welfare of this body or commonwealth to my utmost skill and ability; and I will, to my best power and means, seek to divert and prevent whatsoever may tend to the ruin or damage thereof, or of any the said Governor, Deputy Governor, or Assistants, or any of them or their successors, and will give speedy notice to them, or some of them, of any sedition, violence, treachery, or other hurt or evil which I shall know, hear, or vehemently suspect to be plotted or intended against the said commonwealth, or the said government established; and I will not at any time suffer or give consent to any counsel or attempt that shall be done, given, or attempted for the impeachment of the said government, or making any change alteration of the same, contrary to the laws and ordinances thereof, but shall do my utmost endeavor to discover, oppose, and hinder all and every such counsel and attempt. So help me God.

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First Congregational Church, Greenwich CT

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The First Congregational Church of Greenwich, 108 Sound Beach Ave, Old Greenwich CT

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Courtesy of Jeffrey Ferris (2006)

Mary Elizabeth (Ferris) (Litton) Gray has provided a theory on Jeffrey’s father. Since there is no documentation for such, I have included here as such, a theory. I asked Mary for her references and her response is provided below.


Why do I Think Richard is Jeffrey Ferris’ father, I have lots of circumstantial evidence websites. I also have put together a scenario that makes some sense to me. Jeffrey, Jeffery or Geoffrey Ferris or Ferrer(s) the spelling is a big hurdle. I have not yet found his name listed on the passenger list of any of the pre-1635 ships. This leads me to side with the assumption that he just eased in with friends under either a no name registration as the last minute or no last name. The name is a big deal – I think this was his way to break away from his staunch catholic past and work into a puritan plan. In 1629, a puritan preacher came to Tamworth where his grandfather Humphrey had the castle. Jeff’s father “Richard” wasn’t going to inherit much $ since he was the second son. (there was also a daughter) Around 1633 the castle and Tamworth were in an upheaval, Humphrey died, Uncle John took over and the upcoming civil war was starting to brew. Cromwell and gang eventually claimed it in 1643 so Jeff was lucky he left.

So, this was not a nice time to be hanging around that area. If I was Jeff I’d change, my name, ask dad for a 20, and get on the next boat out of town too. Notice that once he got here, he was always looking for new land opportunities (which he did not have in England) and places where he could exercise control over his environment. (PS-names in this family are very repetitive – Jeffrey, Jeffery is not a usual name. Besides like Geoffrey Chaucer, Geoff is the more likely spelling for that time.

From Professor Conrad Plaut (2005):

I am a descendent of Ruth Ferris and Samuel Peck (Peck is my middle name), grandson of William Peck, one of the founders of New Haven. After 6 generations of Pecks, my great grandmother Gertrude Peck married a mathematics professor, Robert F. Smith. Their daughter, Helen Peck, married Byron Webb, and their child, Marian, is my mother. After a few hours of work I managed to trace Anne Howard back to John Neville and Maud Percy (this is in the document I mentioned), through Percy to Fitzalan and back through various lines all the way back to Charlemagne, who is therefore our direct ancestor. I also managed to find another line that goes back to the de Ferrers family, which Jeffery Ferris is believed to have come from. So even if Jeffery was not, we are still descendents from the early de Ferrers, and if Jefferey was then he and Anne were distant cousins.

Although I haven’t checked for a direct link myself, I did find the statement that John Neville is an ancestor of all sovereigns of England subsequent to Edward IV, which would make them our cousins–albeit very distant. I guess the only advantage of being descended from royalty is that it makes (at least some of one’s) genealogy a lot easier!

In the end my wife drew up the tree on paper (how old-fashioned!) and so I can’t e-mail it (my daughter is doing a family history project for school). At any rate it is fun (for me at least) to wander around in some of these sites to trace parentage. Whether or not you have the goal of tying yourself to royalty, you actually are tied–being a direct descendent of at least 10 kings (8 English, including William the Conquerer) and three emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, including Charlemagne. My wife, who as far as we can tell is descended from mere commoners in Germany and Norway, says she read that nearly anyone with any British ancestors is descended from Charlemagne. I don’t know whether this is true, but it is interesting to see the actual path(s). Given your last name you might be interested in the site Geoffrey Ferrers, who became Jeffrey Ferris, is near the bottom of the page (you can search on his first name) and from there you can follow the branches up the tree. When you get to Ann Hastings follow the Hastings line up to Margeret De Champagne, whose father was a disinherited “imbicile” grandchild of William the Conquerer. A more “distinguished” route to “cousin Will” may be found through Anne Howard and her Dacre ancestors, branching off at Elizabeth Greystroke to Lady Elizabeth Grey. It is easier to see how to get there through, where you can enter a name and display a pedigree tree going back up to 8 generations at a time. However, this site doesn’t include the Ferrers line beyond Sir John Ferrers and Dorothy Harper.

Another person has Anne Howard (1614-1658), wife of Jeffrey, daughter of Sir Thomas Howard, 21 st Earl of Arundel. 

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Another theory:

Thanks, Jim for getting back to me as soon as you did. Here is the twist in the Jeffrey Ferris Deal. I will give you my back ground, My grand Mother is Jessie Ferris, who’s father was William Ferris who’s father was Frank Ferris then who’s father was “somebody” or it was the actual “Jeffery Ferris” at that point. Now here is the Kicker! We have Siwanoy Indian in our blood line due to Jeffery Ferris. I’m told he either had an affair with an Indian Woman or he married an Indian woman. That’s the unclear part in our family. But at the end of the day, there is an Indian blood line connected to the Ferris name. The Ferris Family that I’m related to has been here in Greenwich forever! There is a book which you probably already have. It’s called Images of America “Greenwich” by William J. Clark. If you go to page 94 you will see the Ferris stables which was my Grandmothers grand Parents stables. I’m sorry if I’m not clear but this gets confusing for me. I’m so interested in finding out the mystery. I could be opening up Pandora’s Box but I guess it would be fun doing it. Tell me what I think!

Another theory, from – documentation?

Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk

7 July 1585 – 4 October 1646 ) was a prominent English courtier during the reigns of King James I and King Charles I , but he made his name as an art collector rather than as a politician. When he died he possessed 700 paintings, along with large collections of sculpture, books, prints, drawings, and antique jewellery. His collection of marble carvings, known as theArundelian Marbles , was left to the University of Oxford . He is sometimes referred as the 2nd Earl of Arundel; it depends on whether one views the earldom obtained by his father as a new creation or not. He was also 2nd or 4th Earl of Surrey, and later, he was created 1st Earl of Norfolk. Arundel was born in relative penury, his aristocratic family having fallen into disgrace towards the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I . He was the son of Philip Howard, 20th Earl of Arundel and Anne Dacre, daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Dacre, 4th Baron Dacre of Gilsland . He never knew his father, who was imprisoned before Arundel was born. Arundel’s great-uncles returned the family to favour after James I ascended the throne, and Arundel was restored to his titles and some of his estates in 1604. Other parts of the family lands ended up with his great-uncles. The next year he married Lady Alatheia (or Alethea) Talbot , a daughter ofGilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury , and a granddaughter of Bess of Hardwick . She would inherit a vast estate in Nottinghamshire Yorkshire , and Derbyshire , including Sheffield , which has been the principal part of the family fortune ever since. Even with this large income, Arundel’s collecting and building activities would lead him heavily into debt. During the reign of Charles I, Arundel served several times as special envoy to some of the great courts of Europe. These trips encouraged his interest in art collecting. In 1642 he accompanied Princess Mary for her marriage to William II of Orange . With the troubles that would lead to the Civil War brewing, he decided not to return to England, and instead settled into a villa near Padua , in Italy. He died there in 1646, and was succeeded as Earl by his eldest son Henry Frederick Howard, 22nd Earl of Arundel who was the ancestor of the Dukes of Norfolk and Baron Mowbray . His youngest son  William Howard, 1st Viscount Stafford -the ancestor of what was first the Earl of Stafford and later Baron Stafford . He had a daughter named Mary Anne Howard who may have rankle her family by marrying Jeffrey Ferris of Leicestershire and the family probably disowned her when she and her husband went to America sometimes in the early 1630s, where she lived out in the Connecticut colony until her death. She and Jeffrey Ferris had five children, all born in the new world. Arundel had petitioned the king for restoration of the ancestral Dukedom of Norfolk . While the restoration was not to occur until the time of his grandson, he was created Earl of Norfolk in 1644, which at least ensured the title would stay with his family. Arundel also got Parliament to entail his earldoms to the descendants of the 4th Duke of Norfolk.

As a Collector and Art Patron

Arundel commissioned portraits of himself or his family by contemporary masters such as Daniel Mytens Peter Paul Rubens Jan Lievens , and Anthony Van Dyck . He acquired other paintings by Hans Holbein Adam Elsheimer , Mytens, Rubens, and Honthorst. He collected drawings byLeonardo da Vinci , the two Holbeins Raphael Parmigiano Wenceslaus Hollar , and Dürer . Many of these are now at the Royal Library at Windsor Castle or at Chatsworth . He had a large collection of antique sculpture, the Arundel Marbles mostly Roman, but including some he had excavated in the Greek world, which was then the most important in England, and was later bequeathed to Oxford University. It is now in the Ashmolean Museum . The architect Inigo Jones  accompanied Arundel on one of his trips to Italy. It was there that he saw the work of Palladiowhich was to become so influential to Jones’s later career. Amongst his circle of scholarly and literary friends were James Ussher and Sir William Harvey .


Another theory:

I’m an Underhill descendant of Jeffrey Ferris, through his granddaughter, Mary Ferris (daughter of John Ferris) who married Nathaniel Underhill. I have a working theory about the origin of Jeffrey Ferris’ first wife, Mary. It may be plausible, it may be not. 
Here goes nothing… 
Through researching the prosecution of the Protestants (Puritans) in England, the growing tension between them and the English Catholics which eventually led to the feuds throughout the English countryside and which such a cause sparked the English Civil Wars, I do believed that the first wife of Jeffrey Ferris may have been Mary Anne Howard, the daughter of a powerful Catholic family, the Howards – namely her father being the 21st Earl of Arundel, Thomas Howard, a wealthy art collector who was married to a daughter of a more powerfully family, the Talbots (the Earl of Shrewsbury Gilbert Talbot), also Catholic. 
The key parts of the Earl of Shrewsbury Talbot are the counties (the shires) he was responsible for: Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, and Derbyshire. Leicestershire is surrounded by these shires. The ancestors of Jeffrey Ferris are known to come from Derbyshire. 
Jeffrey Ferris was supposedly born in the area of Leicestershire or in the proximity of the shire. His father, Richard, came from Warwickshire. Understand that some gentry commoners often moved from place to place wherever there were opportunities or better living conditions (money, job, avoiding conflict or kick out of a shire). 
It may be likely that Mary Anne may have opposed the Catholics’ treatments of the Puritans. Her family was from Arundel, near Norfolk and her father often traveled to collect artworks around England, Scotland, Ireland and Europe. It would be reasonable that he would take his family with him, likely to visit her mother’s side of the family up north in England. 
It may be likely that Mary Anne (or Mary or Anne) met Jeffrey Ferris and could have a relationship with him. It may have gotten her father upset because he would prefers his Catholic daughter would marry a Catholic. In those days, a marriage between a Catholic and a Protestant was frowned on or unacceptable, depending on which family in England. Being a Catholic in the 17th century England was supremely important, even while the tension of religious persecution was simmering against the Puritans. Perhaps there was a strong objection to her marriage to Jeffrey Ferris that the father may have decided to disown her from the family, whether by his own writ or by word. I would say that Mary must have been a “rebel” in the family, a naive sympathizer of the Puritans (not a slam, just the way she was perceived as in that time) and did really liked Jeffrey that enough to marry him. 
Maybe that’s why her gravestone doesn’t show her full original name and simply named as “Mary ….ne” as in Mary Anne? 
Who know? What do you think? 
The only way we could find out is DNA sample test to see if the DNA match with that of the English Howard family. 
Much regards, 
Rob Underhill

Hi, Jim

The “documentation” came from the sources from Last year, when I started doing research on my family history with, the name of Richard Ferris popped up “automatically” while adding the names of parents to Jeffrey Ferris. At first, I didn’t really pay attention to it and didn’t get back to the Ferris ancestors for awhile. Only for the past few months, I’ve been delving into the roots of the Ferris leading up to the de Ferrers, through careful analysis, logical but presumptive deductions and educated guesses (by looking at the corresponding timelines and relations between ancestors) with genealogical sources from other websites.

I’m not completely solid with Richard being Jeffrey’s father but would not rule that out until more proven evidences are hopefully forthcoming in the near future. At this point, I’m sticking with Richard being his father for the time being. I have no idea who was Jeffrey’s actual mother. Previously, it was Ann St. John.

Families do moved about from place to place and settled in those times for a variety of reasons: job opportunities, farming and living conditions, religious, political or family persecution, economic hardship, debt or other reasons we don’t fully know.

To understand families’ histories and roots, we must understand the history of the region and the country of which the families came or settled from, especially in the light of known political, religious, economic and social circumstances of history. These factors can drive or influence the movement of families or individuals coming from that families. Such in case with Captain John Underhill, whose father and his family were forced to exile to Holland from England to escape religious persecution.

Looking at the history and description of Jeffrey Ferris, being a tall man with red hair and blue eyes. Jim, that is a great description, an important clue to a possible nobility and royal ancestry. Most known royal and noble male figures were described as tall men, with red or blond-reddish hair, with blue, green or blue-green eyes (in some cases, brown or hazel eyes). For example, Henry VIII, King of England, as a young man, was tall and had auburn-red hair, with a stylish reddish beard. In those times, young women of all kind usually fall for men who were like Jeffrey Ferris, a tall man with red hair and blue eyes, especially this particular type of men were appealing to women, which they usually associated, under presumption or by knowledge, with these men being of “blue-blooded” ancestry.

In England, when you’re looking at the shires (counties), you would realize how close each shire is to others. It’s not a big country and the distance between the shires aren’t that lengthy, but if you walk on foot in your own paces, the distance seem like long. It’s all in the perception, you know? There are many villages and townships in between. Perhaps old or forgotten documentations can be founded in these places.

Here’s the PDF of the ancestors of Jeffrey Ferris. In this case, Richard Ferris is, as it would seem to me, descended from William de Ferrers, the 5th Baron of Groby (1373 to 1445).

Kind regards,



John Ferris (1640) part.1

John 1

This is a compilation of information from printed and individual sources. I have made no attempt to verify the information received from individual sources. All sources are listed at the end of the chapter. Jim



born c1640 Charlestown MA (LDS says born 1634 at Greenwich CT) (if 1640 is correct, then John would have been the 4th of the 5 children born to Jeffrey, instead of the first as numbered here; he will remain here for now; I am not renumbering everyone – too much trouble, so John stays here.) Removed to Throg’s Neck, Westchester Co, N.Y., about 1665 and died there (Flushing, Long Island?) after May (March?) 15, 1715 (LDS says he died at Throg’s Neck, February 5, 1716); John Ferris was one five grantees (patentee) on the original Westchester Patent, granted February 13, 1667 by Governor Nichols, who evidently perceiving the folly of having Westchester a portion of the Long Island jurisdiction, granted to the people the first patent of Westchester. The boundaries were, on the west the Bronx River, on the east Ann’s Hook or Pelham Neck, and on the north “into the woods without limitation for range cattle”. The Governor gave the patentees all the rights and privileges of a township, and provided that the place should be called Westchester. This John Ferris was called John Sr. in 1683 when he was chosen fence-viewer. John accumulated considerable land in Westchester County NY. On March 11, 1686, John and others, the inhabitants of West Chester, in relation to the grant of 500 acres of land to John West, praying that the same may be revoked. [Source unknown for the following: John was accused of bestiality by Henry Ackerly in 1657 and the court of New Haven CT ruled that John needed to be publicly whipped in New Haven. Once he healed from this ordeal, he was publicly whipped again in Stamford CT. Between the whippings, he was kept in prison and also had to pay 20 pounds. He was forced to wear a halter around his neck at all times. John begged the court to discontinue the wearing of the halter and they allowed it after two years of humiliation.] In later years he became a Quaker and made provisions in his will for the Quaker Burying Ground on his land. John’s will: In the name of God, Amen. Ye Ninth Day of May in ye Year of Our Lord God One Thousand Seaven Hundred & ffifteen, I, John fferris of ye Borrough & Town of Westchester, being sick & weak of body but of perfect mind & memory, thanks be Given unto God Therefore, calling unto mind ye mortality of my body & Knowing it is Appointed for all men once to dye, do make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament in mannor & fforme ffollowing, (that is to say) ffirst & Principally, I Give my soul into ye Hands of God that Gave it me & for my Body I Comment it to ye Earth, to be buried in Christian & decent manner Hoping att ye General Resurrection I shall receive ye same again by ye mighty Power of God, And as Touching suching worldly Estate Wherewith it has please God to Bless me with, I dispose of in mannor and fforme ffollowing (vizt.) Imp. I give & bequeath unto my son John fferris ffive Shillings & to my other three sons, Samuel, James, & Jonathan fferris ye sume of ffive shillings a piece to be paid to Ym within one year after my Decease wch sd Legacies shall be paid by my Executors out of my personal Estate. Also I Will & bequeath unto my son Peter fferris all yt. my Houseing, Out Housing Harnes, Stables, Orchards, Gardens, &c., Together with my ffive home Lotts & all & singular ye meadows lying att ye Rear of sd Lott, as also ye Lott of Land Lying betwixt ye Highway yt leads to Thomas Haddens Mill & ye Way yt leads from Brunckes to Stoney Brook with a ffifty Pound Privilege of Common idge. And Also all yt my Land at Brunckes Containing Seventy ffour Acres, be it more or less (But be it Provided Always) yt there shall be a Rodd Square ffree for all ffriends & ffriendly People to bury their dead in ye place where they formerly buryed without any Lett, Hinderance or molestation whatsoever, And Also, I do Appoint & Order yt my sd. son Peter or his Heirs or Assigns shall pay or cause to be paid unto my two Daughters Pheby Burlin & Hannah Mott or to yir Assigns ye full and just sumeof Twenty Pounds a piece of Current money of New York, in mannor and fforme ffollowing (vizt.) Unto Hannah Mott ye sumeof Twenty Pounds within One Year after my Decease & unto my Daughter Pheby Burlin Twenty Pounds wthin two years after my Decease, and if it should so Happen yt either of my sd Daughters Pheby Burlin or Hannah Mott should Happen to dye before ye receipt of such Legacies, Then my Will & mind is yt. ye Legacies left to either of ym shall be Equally Divided Amongst her Children yt should so happen to dye, & if my sd son Peter or His Heirs or Assigns do neglect, Refuse or Delay to pay ye Legacies above specified to my sd. Two Daughters Pheby & Hannah, Then my Will and mind is yt ye Orchard & Meadow adjoining to ye Lott of Richard Ward shall be sould by my Executors so farr as will Extend to pay ye same wth Charges & no further; And my Will & mind further is yt my sd son Peter shall not sell or dispose of any parts or parcells of ye Housen Lands or Tenmnts without ye consent of my Executors or any two of ym, And also, I give and bequeath unto my son Peter fferris all yt my ffifty Acre Lott of Land Lying in Long Reach Lands so called (Provided he Defend it & not otherwways, & if in cvase my sd son Peter do Deny or Refuse to Defend sd land, yn my Will & mind is yt it shall be disposed of by my Exr. to any of my Children wch will appear to Defend ye same Gratis, & my Will & mind further is yt all my Debts & ffuneral Expenses be ffrst paid out of my Personal Estate by my Executors Hereafter named, Then my Will and mind is yt my beloved wife Grace fferris shall have ye Third Part of all my personal Estate both wthin doors & wthout, & all ye Rest & Residue of my Personal Estate to be devided Amongst my ffour Daughters (vizt) Martha, Pheby, Hannah & Sarah And I Do Nominate, Authorize & Appoint my three sons John, James & Jonathan to be my Executors, & in trust of This my Last Will & Testament, & I do Revoke, Disannull & make Void all fformer Wills by me made & this my Last Will & Testament to remain in ffull fforce & virtue In Witness whereof, I, ye sd John fferris, Senr., Have Hereunto put to my Hand & Seal This Ninth Day of May in ye ffrst Year of his Majesties Reign & in ye Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seaven Hundred & ffifteen.

Signed, Sealed & Delivered, Published & Declared in the presence of us to be his Last Will & Testament.

John Ferris.

(signed) Jeremiah Fowler.


William (X) Guil.


Dan’ll Clark.

William Smith.

Memorandum. Yt I John fferris, Senr. Testator to this my Last Will & Testament Do Give ffull Power & Lawfull Authority to my Executors mentioned in this my Last Will & Testament To sell & Alionate & Dispose off all yt my Land & Meadow Lying upon ye Head of ye Neck to ye Highest Bidder and when so sold to pay unto my Daughter Sarah Twenty ffive Pounds out of ye money & ye Rest to be disposed of Equally Amongst my ffour Daughters Martha, Pheby, Hannah & Sarah. In witness Whereunto I Have put to my Hand & Seal This Ninth Day of May in ye Year Annog Dm 1715.

John fferris.

Signed Sealed & Delivered

in the presence off us


Underhill Barnes.

Raynard (X) House

his mark.

Dan’ll Clark.

(Jim – This has been typed verbatum from a copy. I, of course, did not attempt to run it through the computer’s spell checker. You don’t suppose John didn’t trust his son, Peter, do you?)

He was a trustee of Westchester NY in 1693-4. John married first, Mary Jackson (AFN:C461-43) [dau of Robert & Agnes (Washburne) Jackson of Hempstead, L.I., NY], born circa 1658 (questionable date), Hempstead, Queens NY and died, 1704. John married second, in 1705, Grace Pawling (AFN:C461-58) (a widow and his housekeeper), who died at Flushing, Long Island, December (February) 31, 1716. Born to John and Mary were (sequence of birth is questionable/doubtful here based on Chaplain Ferris’ information, but I am leaving them in this sequence, for now)[Mary Jackson is not listed in the will of Robert Jackson, so this can lead to doubt of this Mary’s surname.] [Jim – more confusion – The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume 126, No. 4, October, 1995 says that the widow Grace (Norrington) Burling (1.7) was John’s second wife. [The McCurdys propose that the order of birth of John’s offspring is as follows: John c1667; Mary c1669; Martha c1671; Samuel c1673; Phoebe c1657; James c1677; Hannah 1679; Jonathan c1681; Sarah c1683; and Peter c1685. Thanks folks.]

A letter from Harriet Scofield: “John Ferris born in 1640, as on December 5th, 1705 he gave his age as 65. It appears that John was a minor when he was before the New Haven Court in 1657/9 as a resident of Greenwich, Connecticut, and he went to Westchester soon thereafter in 1659/60. His proprietor’s rights were derived from his father, who was there on January 1, 1657, when the Dutch Expedition reported that a party of Englishmen, including Jeffrey Ferris, had started a settlement at “Oostrdorp”. Both Jeffrey and Jonathan Lockwood were among those at Oostdorp (Easttowne in English records) who took the oath of allegiance to the Dutch governor at that time. Apparently Jeffrey left, not because of antagonism to the Dutch, but to leave his rights to his son, John. This would also account for his not mentioning John in his will – John having already received most of his portion. But the two elder brothers, Peter and Joseph, who were executors of that will, apparently gave some Greenwich land to John after their father’s death, which John sold to James stating that in the deed that it had been willed ‘to my by my honored father, Jeffere Ferris’. This was sold to his ‘loving cosen’ James Ferris, natural son unto my brother, James Ferris of Greenwich.” (It is apparent here that the word ‘cosen’ actually means nephew)

More Scofield notes: “That statement that he moved from Greenwich, Ct., to Westchester, New York in 1654, as one of the first patentees is manifestly in error, as he was then only 14 years old. He did not sign the agreement of submission of Greenwich citizens to New Haven authority in 1656, as did his brothers Peter and Joseph, as he was probably under age and they were of age. In 1657, in a trial in New Haven, he was called of Greenwich, and also two years later in New Haven Court Records. It was perhaps because of this trial that he removed to Westchester County.”

A letter from Edward E. Ferris, Mason MI, 1977 – “For swearing on a Sunday, John went around in disgrace for two years. Jeffrey took him from Connecticut down to Throggs Point, New York and bought him 40 acres of land. John straightened out and did well during his life. I have a copy of his will. His son James and grandson James, built a large house on Throggs Point. I have a picture of this house and a write-up about it that was in a New York newspaper. The house was torn down about 20 years ago to make room for a country club.”

Scofield notes: “John Ferris accumulated considerable land in Westchester County New York. In later years he became a Quaker and made provision in his will for the Quaker Burying Ground on his land. He was trustee of Westchester NY in 1693-4. He was one of the first patentees of Throckmorton’s Neck (also known as Throgg’s Neck and Frog’s Neck).

You have the wife of John Ferris as follows:

“John married first, Mary Jackson (AFN:C461-43) [dau of Robert & Agnes (Washburne) Jackson of Hempstead, L.I., NY], who was born circa 1658 (questionable date), Hempstead, Queens NY and died, 1704. John married second, in 1705, Grace Pawling (AFN:C461-58) (a widow and his housekeeper), who died at Flushing, Long Island, December (February) 31, 1716.”

The Agnes Washburne myth has been circulating for quite a while. However, I think it has been satisfactorily disproved by the research of Harry Macy, Jr., published in “The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record”. The gist of his argument is (as transcribed on the Jackson family web page):

“The idea that Robert Jackson’s wife was Agnes Washburn derives from two documents. Court testimony in 1659 regarding William Washburn’s will establishes that Jackson was married to Washburn’s daughter (without giving her name), and Jackson’s own 1683 will names a wife Agnes.

“What the creators of “Agnes Washburn” failed to notice was that the court testimony clearly states that Jackson’s wife was deceased. On 5 June 1659 “only Robert Jackson… protested against the said will on behalf of his deceased wife and two female children that are now living, had by the daughter of the aforesaid testator.” In the will, made in September 1657, William Washburn gave “to Sara the daughter of Robert Jackson one yearling heifer,” but did not mention Sara’s mother, his daughter, and no record has been found that gives her first name. All we can safely say is that Robert Jackson married a Washburn.

“Based on the likely birth dates of his children, Robert Jackson’s marriage to Miss Washburn probably took place about 1650-53.

“In 1661 John Winthrop, Jr., made an entry in his medical journal for “Pudington of Hempstead, 13 years old, daughter of Robert Jackson’s wife of Hempstead.” Robert Puddington (or Purington) was a resident of Newtown (then Middelburg), Long Island, in January 1657. Agnes’ maiden name has not been found. Her marriage to Robert Jackson probably took place around 10 April 1660, when he purchased a house in Maspeth Kills, Newtown. He is last mentioned in the Newtown records 29 October 1670, when he and Agnes sold a farm at Maspeth Kills, “this same farme that was Robert Pudingtons formerly,” and “Agnesse my wife” signed with her mark. Finally, in his 1683 will Robert Jackson mentioned a great deal of movable property that was to go to Agnes, some of which he described as that “which she brought with her,” wording that usually means the wife had a prior marriage.

“In the 1659 Washburn will testimony… Robert Jackson protested only on behalf of “two female children that are now living, had by the daughter of the aforesaid testator,” despite the fact that at this time he had at least one more daughter and two sons, all probably still minors. This strongly suggests that these other children were not born of Jackson’s Washburn wife . . . .

“It is also unlikely that William Washburn had a daughter old enough to bear all these children. Thus it would appear that before he married Miss Washburn, Robert Jackson had at least one other wife, whose name is totally unknown to us, and she was the mother of at least three of his children. This previous marriage most likely took place in England prior to emigration.” From Marty Grundy

Born to John and his Mary (his wife) were:

(1.1) PETER FERRIS born c1669 (other dates are found, but will stay with Chaplain Ferris) [some of these birth dates are obviously impossible, considering his mother, Mary was supposedly born c1658.] [probably the 3d born of John] in Westchester Co NY and died after 1764.[mentioned in his father’s will]; married December 28, 1725, probably at Eastchester, Susannah Fowler born c1689/90. Peter was a farmer and the first Ferris to reside in Eastchester, Westchester, NY; he owned several tracts of land in Westchester Co including 279 acres in the Long Reach Patent of Eastchester he received from his brother-in-law, Moses Fowler, in 1729; 1730, he bought the rights of David Jamison to the tract of land known as Harrison’s Purchase, in Rye; for this claim, comprising one fifth of the whole tract, he gave fifteen pounds; and sold it or gave it, the same year, to Peter Stringham, of Rye. On July 25, 1749, Peter offered to sell what claim he possessed to land in the Manor of Fordham, such as it was, to Trinity Church. The Church decided the claim was not good, but would accept it if Peter wished to give it to them; it is presumed Peter kept it.

Westchester County

Records and Archives Center

2199 Saw Mill River Road

Elmsford, NY 10523


TO: CALEB FERRIS: To all people to whom these presents shall come; know ye that I, Peter Ferris of the township of Eastchester in the County of Westchester and province of New York, yeoman, for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the love good will and affection which I have and do bear unto my son Caleb Ferris, of the township aforesaid, have given and granted and by these presents do absolutely give, grant, assign, assure, convey and confirm unto my said son Caleb Ferris, his heirs and assigns, forever. All that farm or tract of land containing about two hundred and forty eight acres of land together with the dwelling house, barn and out houses thereunto belonging or appertaining which is now in my actual possession said land that part thereof which lyeth on the west side of the Publick road that goes from Eastchester to the white plains, is bounded on the Southside by George Sands land and on the west by Bronkes River, on the north by John Fowlers land and the other part of said land which lyeth on the east side of said Road is bounded easterly by Gilbert Ferris, land and southerly by Peter Bonnets, and Gilead Hunts land and westerly by the cross road, that goes from the mill to above the mentioned road. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD; –said farm and tract of land together with the dwelling house barn and all other buildings orchards fencings improvements libertys hereditaments, thereon and thereunto belonging or appertaining unto him the said Caleb Ferris, his heirs and assigns forever to the sole and only proper use benefit and behoof of him the said Caleb Ferris, his heirs and assigns forever, excepting and reserving and I do Notwithstanding hereby except and reserve unto myself, the use, occupation, and quiet possession of said aforementioned farm or tract of land, together with all the buildings improvements, and privileges thereof, for and during my natural life, without the let or hindrance, and interruption of said Caleb Ferris, during my natural life and no longer after which time the said Caleb Ferris, his heirs and assigns peaceably and quietly shall have hold use occupy and enjoy and that free and clear of all encumbrances whatsoever had made committed or done by me before the date of these presents, and that I the said Peter Ferris, will warrant and forever secure and defend the granted premises against the lawful claims or demands of any person or persons whatsoever always excepting and reserving as is above expressed during my natural life the use thereof and no other ways.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF; –I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of December, one thousand seven hundred and sixty four.

Sealed and delivered in the presence of

Edward Burling,

Samuel Tredwell PETER FERRIS, (L. S.)BE

BE IT REMEMBERED that on the fourth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and sixty five then personally appeared before me, NATHANIEL UNDERHILL, one of the Judges for the County of Westchester, Peter Ferris the grantor of the within deed and did acknowledge it to be his voluntary act and deed for the youse within rechoned and I having examined the same find no rasure nor interlination do allow it to be recorded.


The foregoing deed and proof are true copies of the original entered and examined by me

The word (above) in the 39th line wrote on a rasure by



Liber G pg 486

Westchester County Archives

Elmsford, NY

Peter Ferris to Gilbird Ferris, Joshua Ferris & Jonathan Ferris. This indenture made the twenty ninth day of October in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and fifty one, between Peter Ferris of the township of Eastchester in the county of Westchester and province of New York, yeoman of the one part and Gilbird Ferris, Joshua Ferris and Jonathan Ferris, all of the same place, blacksmiths of the other part, Witnesseth that for and in consideration of there paying and discharging Twelve Hundred Pounds, current money of New York, in discharge of the bonds which he the said Peter Ferris oweth and standeth bound to divers persons of which sum is put in suite whereof the said Peter Ferris doth hereby acknowledged and himself therewith fully satisfied, contended and paid have given, granted, bargained, sold, alienated, conveyed, enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents doth freely and absolutely give, grant, bargain, sel, aline, convey, enfeoffe and confirm unto them the said Gilbird Ferris, Joshua Ferris and Jonathan Ferris, their heirs and assigns forever, all the plantation where I now dwell in the New Pattent of Eastchester or Long Reach and is bound northerly by Samuel Tredwells land and westward by Brunks River, by Edmund Motts land and the land of Hunt and Steven Ward, easterly by the north east line of Eastchester Old Patent and the land of Peter Bonett, to the land of Samuel Tredwell and being by estimation six hundred and seventy acres be the same more or less, and my lot of salt meadow lying in Eastchester, four meadows that I bought of William Crawford and by estimation four acres be the same more or less. To have and to hold the said granted and bargained premises with all the appurtenances, privileges and commodities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining. Except as hereafter accepted to him the said Peter Ferris his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Peter Ferris for himself, and his heirs doth covenant, promise and grant to and with them the said Gilbird Ferris, Joshua Ferris and Jonathan Ferris that before the ensealing hereof that he is lawfully seased and possessed of the same premises and hath lawful authority to grant, bargain, sell, convey, enfeoffe and confirm the said bargained premises in manner as above said, and that the said Gilbird Ferris, Joshua Ferris and Jonathan Ferris, shall and may from time to time and at all times forever hereafter by virtue of the presents lawfully and peaceably possess and enjoy the said bargained premises with the appurtenances free and clear, freely and clearly acquitted, exonerated and discharged of and from all manner of other or former gifts, grants, bargains and seals whatsoever and I the said Peter Ferris doth further covenant and bind myself, my heirs, executors and administrators firmly by these presents to warrant and defend the seal of the above mentioned premises against the lawful claim of all manner of persons whatsoever. And it is hereby provided and it is the true intent and meaning of all the parties above mentioned that two hundred acres part of the before mentioned land is not intended hereby to be sold and conveyed, notwithstanding it is included within the before mentioned bounds and the said two hundred acres is to remain and still belong to him the said Peter Ferris, his heirs and assigns to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of him the said Peter Ferris, his heirs and assigns forever, one hundred acres of said Peter Ferris is to have the west side ye road adjoining to Motts land, including all buildings and the peat meadow and the other hundred acres the said Peter Ferris is to take on the east side ye road and which two hundred acres and a cross road to Spook Mill of two rods wide at the south of the one hundred acres on the east side of the road is hereby excepted of this before mentioned indenture. In witness whereof he the said Peter Ferris hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.

Sealed and delivered in the presence of us. Peter Ferris

Thomas Pell

Robert Huestis

Memorandum that on the fourth day of November 1751 parsenely appeared before me John Ward, one of the Judges of the Court of Comon Pleas for the County of Westchester. The parsen of Robert Hustice and did make oath that he saw Peter Ferris the grantor of the within deed of sale sign, seal the within written deed as his free voluntary act and deed for the use therein mentioned and likewise saw Thomas Pell sine as the other evidence and I having examined the same do allow it to be recorded.

Per me, John Ward.

Nathaniel Underhill

A true copy of the original entered and exd. by, Jno Barton, clk.

Peter and Susannah had (not in birth sequence):

(1.1.1) GILBERT FERRIS born c1730 Mamaroneck NYand died August 1777; apparently married 1st Hannah {maiden name unk} because she ‘eloped from her husband Gilbert Ferris of Eastchester NY, charging her father-in-law, Peter Ferris, induced her husband to have an affair with his, Peter’s niece, Sarah Fowler, by whom Gilbert has had children. [Jim – you figure it out!]; married Sarah Fowler (Fisher?) [Jim – Sarah’s mother-in-law was also her Aunt.] and lived in Eastchester. Letters of Administration on Gilbert’s estate list him as a blacksmith. Sarah survived her husband and made her will July 29, 1785, the same year she died, naming her sons Solomon, John, Richard, Stephen, George (latter living in Nova Scotia cut off with ten shillings); daughters Elenor Davis and Susanna Angeline; grandson James Haynes, son of Abigail Monday. Born to them were (may not be in birth sequence):

( ELEANOR (ELENOR) FERRIS (1760-1841) married John Davis born April 26, 1740

( SUSANNA FERRIS (Susannah) born c1755 and died after 1827; married 1st c1773 NY, Jonathan Angevine [son of Eli & Charity (Bonet) Angevine] born c1753 Westchester NY and died August 1819 Clinton, Dutchess, NY; and 2d a Mr. Davis; and born to Susan and Jonathan were:

( ELI ANGEVINE (Colonel) born 1774 NY and died June 12, 1856 Albion, Calhourn, MI; married July 4, 1797 in Pleasant Valley NY, Sarah Ostrum [dau of Henry & Elizabeth] [dau of Henry & Elizabeth] born 1775 and died December 16, 1850 Albion MI; both buried West Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway, Orleans, NY and born to them were:

( SUSANNAH ANGEVINE (c1797-) married November 14, 1842 in Ridgeway, Orleans, NY John Beers (c1811-)

( JONATHAN F. ANGEVINE born February 15, 1798 Clinton, Dutchess, NY and died there February 14, 1800; buried Presbyterian Church Yard, Dutchess NY

( ELIZABETH ANGEVINE (Eliza) born September 14, 1799 Clinton, Dutchess, NY and died May 9, 1883 St. Johns, Clinton, MI; married April 16, 1822 NY, Daniel Flagler and they had a child

( HENRY ANGEVINE born c1803 Clinton, Dutchess, NY and died August 31, 1881 Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, NY; married c1828 Caroline {maiden name unk} and born to them were 4 kids, 2 of which were:

( FRANK ANGEVINE born in December 1833 Dutchess Co NY; married February 19, 1863 Bethia/Bertha Y. Coleman born February 1839 NY; and born to them were:

( MARY LOUISE ANGEVINE born August 18, 1864 Brooklyn, Kings, NY; married Theron Lawrence

( ALMIRA B. ANGEVINE born February 1, 1866 Brooklyn, Kings, NY; married April 23, 1890 Crawford D. Beasley (Dr.) born January 1858 NY and died March 13, 1924; and born to them were:

( HELEN BEASLEY born August 1891 Brooklyn NY

( BESSIE BEASLEY born February 1893 Brooklyn NY

( FRANK ANGEVINE, JR., born January 4, 1868 Brooklyn, Kings, NY and died March 6, 1899 in Cuba

( HENRY ANGEVINE born October 11, 1873 Brooklyn, Kings, NY; married April 22, 1900 Laura W. {maiden name unk}

( BETHIA COLEMAN ANGEVINE born March 21, 1876 Brooklyn NY; married Irving Brown

( CAROLINE ANGEVINE born July 19, 1878 Brooklyn NY and died there July 19, 1880; buried Prospect Park NYC

( MARY CAROLINE ANGEVINE born in August 1836 NY and died December 31, 1915 Brooklyn NY; buried Prospect Park NYC

( STEPHEN F. ANGEVINE born c1804 Clinton, Dutchess, NY; married c1835 in Orleans Co NY, Alameda Emeline Brown born c1812 Farmington, Ontario, NY and died May 2, 1878 Hastings, Barry, MI; and they had 6 kids, 5 of which were:

( HENRY F. ANGEVINE born 1836 Orleans Co NY

( ALBERT U. ANGEVINE born c1842 Ridgeway, Orleans, NY and died June 6, 1880 Bond Hill, Hamilton, OH; married 1st name unk; married 2d 1870 Alma Jane Utley born December 23, 1850 and died October 1937 Flint MI; and born to him and his first wife was:


Born to Albert and his 2d wife, Alma, were:

( FRANK HOWARD ANGEVINE born November 2, 1873 Flint, Genesse, MI and died there 1958; buried Bristol Cemetery, Genesse Co MI; married c1902 Bertha A. Juhl born June 29, 1880 Owasso MI; and they had a child

( ALBERT EARL ANGEVINE born August 4, 1876 Greenville, Montcalm, MI and died June 30, 1954 Seattle WA; buried Calvary Cemetery, Seattle; married July 4, 1899 in St. Johns MI, Clara Rose Merrow born July 7, 1876 Saginaw MI and died March 3, 1952 Seattle WA; and they had 3 kids, 1 of which was:

( ROY EARL ANGEVINE born August 7, 1900 Saginaw MI and died August 14, 1975 Seattle WA; married 1st, name unk; married 2d Miss Mittlestadt and born to them was:

( ROY EARL ANGEVINE, JR (c1922-c1938)

( GLEN ULYSSES ANGEVINE born January 9, 1879 OH and died c1964 Muskegon MI; married 1st Helen {maiden name unk} and 2d, Alice {maiden name unk}

( EMELINE A. ANGEVINE born c1849 Ridgeway, Orleans, NY

( MERWIN H. ANGEVINE (MERVE) born c1853 Ridgeway NY and died after 1919 WA; married Frances B. Woolfolk (Fannie) born September 1859 MO

( EDGAR FLAGLER ANGEVINE born c1854 Ridgeway, Orleans, NY; married c1889 Elizabeth Baker Woolfolk (sisters?) born April 5, 1861; and born to them were:

( JOHN HERBERT ANGEVINE born July 12, 1890 Bismarch ND and died February 11, 1967 Seattle WA; married c1915 in Bellingham WA, Cornelia A. Munro born c1894 Sedro Woolley, Skagit, WA and died May 1971, Seattle; and they had 2 kids, 1 of which was:

( ELIZABETH ANGEVINE born November 12, 1916 Bellingham WA and died 1951; married Mr. Miller and they had a child


( SARAH ANGEVINE born c1806 Clinton, Dutchess, NY and died 1879 Jeddo, Orleans, NY; married 1826 in NY, Lewis Marshall born 1806 and died 1888 Jeddo NY; and born to them were:

( SUSAN ANN MARSHALL (c1830-) married a Mr. Smith

( JOHN L. MARSHALL (c1832-)



( ANGEVINE MARSHALL (c1839-) married Eva {maiden name unk} (1849-) and born to them was:



( SHEPARD ANGEVINE born May 14, 1808 Clinton, Dutchess, NY and died there February 13, 1809; buried Presbyterian Church Yard, Dutchess NY

( CATHARINE MARIE ANGEVINE born c1812 Clinton, Dutchess, NY and died 1898 Jeddo, Orleans, NY; buried Ridgeway, Orleans, NY; married March 6, 1844 in Ridgeway, Henry Flagler born 1802 and died August 29, 1864 Ridgeway; and born to them was:

( EDGAR FLAGLER born January 1850 Niagara Co NY

( DEBORAH ANN ANGEVINE (c1814-1892) married c1852 in NY, William Adriance (c1817-) and born to them was:


( JULIANN ANGEVINE born c1815 Clinton NY and died March 28, 1922 Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, NY

( ALFRED U. ANGEVINE born November 9, 1816 Clinton NY and died 1893 Calhoun Co MI; married November 24, 1847 Louisa M. Sheldon born 1826 Parma, Monroe, NY and died February 1887; and born to them were:

( BYRON U. ANGEVINE born c1849 Albion, Calhoun, MI and died there August 1899; buried Riverside Cemetery, Calhoun Co MI; married c1886 Lena Mable Mount and born to them were:

( HARRY VALENTINE ANGEVINE born February 14, 1887 Albion, Calhoun, MI and died there December 27, 1958; buried Memorial Gardens, Calhoun Co MI; married June 9, 1909 in Concord MI, Eleanor Ann Dart born October 8, 1888 Concord and died January 25, 1977 Coldwater, Branch, MI; and they had 3 kids


( EUGENIA ANGEVINE born c1851 Albion MI

( MARY CARLINDA ANGEVINE (Mattie) born c1856 Albion MI; married George Kempf


( AUGUSTA SELINA ANGEVINE born c1820 Clinton, Dutchess, NY; married 1847 in Orleans Co NY, Albert Field Brown born c1818 Ridgeway NY; and born to them was:

( ARABELLA AUGUSTA BROWN (ISABELLA) born May 1852 Orleans Co NY; married 1874 Jesse Peterson born October 1850; and born to them were:

( CLARA B. PETERSON born April 1875 Niagara Co NY

( JESSE DUDLEY PETERSON born October 1887 Niagara Co NY


( CALEB ANGEVINE born c1775 NY and died c1839 NYC; married January 8, 1803 in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, NY, Susan Collins; and born to them were 7 kids, 2 of which were:

( JONATHAN C. ANGEVINE born December 1803 Dutchess Co NY and died there December 29, 1815; buried Pleasant Valley

( JOSHUA COLLINS ANGEVINE born c1805 Dutchess Co NY and died c1829 NYC; married January 23, 1825 in Highland, Ulster, NY, Sarah Ferris (; and born to them were:

( SOLOMON FERRIS ANGEVINE born February 1826 and died July 2, 1826; buried Ferris Plot, Highland NY

( JOHN JAY ANGEVINE born April 25/27, 1827 NYC and died May 7, 1903 Highland, Ulster, NY; buried Highland Cemetery; married c1855 in Ulster Co NY, Mary Ann Craft born July 17, 1831 Milton, Ulster, NY and died October 29, 1909 Poughkeepsie NY; and born to them were:

( FREDERICK THOMPSON ANGEVINE born December 6, 1856 Ulster Co NY and died December 15, 1950; buried Highland Cemetery, Ulster Co; married March 2, 1880 in Highland NY, Carrie M. Harrison born December 13, 1859 and died December 21, 1945; and born to them were:

( RAYMOND C. ANGEVINE (RAY) born February 1881 NY

( MARY L. ANGEVINE born June 1882 NY

( EUDORA ADAMS ANGEVINE (DOROTHY) born March 1885 NY and died 1901; buried Highland Cemetery, Highland NY

( ELEANOR G. ANGEVINE born March 1891 NY

( JAY FERRIS ANGEVINE born February 15, 1863 Milton, Ulster, NY and died March 6, 1906 Cornwall, Orange, NY; buried Highland Cemetery, Ulster Co NY; married March 20, 1888 in Woodburne, Sullivan, NY, Sara Oliver Bernard born March 15, 1863 Woodburne and died February 10, 1939 St. Petersburg FL; cremated; and they had 4 kids, 2 of which were:

( JAY BERNARD ANGEVINE born May 21, 1890 Highland, Ulster, NY and died January 24, 1969 Cambridge MA; buried Belmont Cemetery, Belmont MA; married 1st June 1917, Hazel A. Mills and they had a child; married 2d October 20, 1926 Hallie Viriginia Corbett born April 18, 1895 Bishopville SC and died April 13, 1973 Belmont MA and they had 3 kids

( FERRIS MARION ANGEVINE born May 26, 1895 Highland, Ulster, NY

( DEBORAH ANGEVINE born 1780 NY and died between 1831-49, Bazetta, Trumball, OH; married c1800 in Dutchess Co NY, as his 2d wife, Josias Latting (Josiah Lattin) [son of Benjamin & Deborah (Holmes) Latting] born January 29, 1767 (Lattingtown, L. I., NY) Dutchess Co NY and died April 22, 1832 (1823) Old Paltz, Ulster, NY; his 1st wife was Betty Bailey and they had 4 kids; and born to Deb and Josias were:

( JONATHAN ANGEVINE LATTIN born before 1800 (c1792) Ulster Co NY (or Dutches Co NY) and died March 16, 1826

( NATHANIEL LATTIN born August 25, 1801 Dutchess Co NY and died May 4, 1851 Bazetta, Trumbull, OH; buried Bazetta Church, Trumbull; married June 4, 1822 (May 10, 1821) (May 30, 1822) (June 14, 1822) Binghamton, Broome, NY, Laura Lounsberry (; and born to them were:

( MARTIN HAWLEY LATTIN born March 1, 1824 Broome Co NY and died July 28, 1867 Bazetta OH; married April 22, 1847 in Bazetta, Mary Ann Headley [dau of Silas & Nancy (Meek) Headley] born September 16, 1826 PA and died June 18, 1906 Ponoma CA; and born to them were:

( BYRON C. LATTIN born January 31, 1849 Bazetta OH and died Glendale CA; married 1st March 19, 1874 in Bazetta OH, Emma G. Cozad born March 19, 1855; married 2d September 1, 1906, Mary G. Headley; and born to him and Emma were:

( CLARENCE JUDSON LATTIN born January 3, 1875 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH; married December 25, 1900 in OH, Jennie E. Harris and they had 4 kids

( KELLY WALTER LATTIN born May 27, 1877 Barbour Co KS; married July 12, 1904 Minnie Blackburn and they had 4 kids, 2 of which were (corrected info provided by Penny Hodgers Kausal, a g-g-granddaughter of Martin & Mary Ann Lattin):

( BYRON KELLY LATTIN born March 31, 1906 Alhambra, Los Angeles, CA and died there July 10, 1908

( ERNEST HOWARD LATTIN born September 16, 1912 Alhambra CA and died there December 24, 1927

( ALICE G. LATTIN born November 8, 1880 Barbour Co KS and died November 12, 1882

( FRANK BYRON LATTIN born January 22, 1833 (obviously a typo, ‘probably’ 1883) Wellington, Sumner, KS; married December 29, 1918 Alice M. McLean

( EMMA HELEN LATTIN born April 28, 1891 Alhambra CA and died January 30, 1893

( LAURA L. LATTIN born March 3, 1893 Alhambra CA; married Gerrit Van Hengel

( FRANK LATTIN born August 25, 1851 Bazetta OH

( ALICE HELEN LATTIN born March 4, 1856 Bazetta OH and died September 3, 1937 Pamona CA; married December 24, 1879 Benjamin F. Clark born December 26, 1856; and born to them were:

( WILLIAM L. CLARK born December 26, 1880 Liberty, Union, IN; married October 2, 1907 Dorothy J. McGonigle

( EDGAR LYLE CLARK born April 16, 1893 Dubun, Wayne, IN; married October 28, 1914 Alma M. Booth and they had 8 kids

( KELLY WARREN LATTIN born September 11, 1858 Bazetta OH and died 1915 Garland CO; married October 26, 1882 Martha Ella Booth [dau of James Josiah & Ruth Ann (Ward) Booth] born December 17, 1863 Mount Vernon, Jefferson, IL and died June 20, 1957 Minneapolis MN; and born to them were:

( LAURA ALICE LATTIN born May 26, 1885 Harper Co KS and died there June 19, 1893

( IVA MAY LATTIN born December 7, 1886 Harper Co KS and died July 14, 1921

( MARIE GERTRUDE LATTIN (May) born January 11, 1889 Kingman Co KS; married July 15, 1917 Daniel Tavish Nicholson born 1883 Prince Edward Island, Canada and died July 6, 1970 Los Angeles CA; and they had 4 kids

( MABLE RUTH LATTIN born April 12, 1890 Kingman Co KS and died December 17, 1959 Minneapolis MN; married Donald Alexander McLaren

( ANNA JAMES LATTIN born March 6, 1892 Kingman Co KS and died May 17, 1990 Minneapolis MN; married March 31, 1917 in Minneapolis, Paul Alfred Caldwell born August 27, 1892 Macon MS and died December 24, 1969 Minneapolis; and they had 12 kids

( NELLIE ROSE LATTIN born March 2, 1894 Manchester, Grant, OK and died October 28, 1918 Winfield KS; buried there Old Union Cemetery; married 1914 John K. Lawrence

( WILLIAM MASON LATTIN born July 18, 1897 Manchester, Grant, OK and disappeared; married 1914 Bessie Noel Udall and they had 2 kids

( JESSIE VERNA LATTIN born October 29, 1900 Manchester OK and died August 14, 1934 Glenlake MN; buried Acacia Cemetery, Mendota MN; married January 1, 1918 in Minneapolis, Glenn Harris Altland born January 1, 1897 Waterloo IA and died May 27, 1936 Minneapolis MN; and born to them were:

( GLEN HARRIS ALTLAND II born January 21, 1926 Minneapolis MN and died December 30, 1987 Tampa FL; apparently married twice; married 1st Miss Himan; married 2d Unknown; and born to him and his first wife were 4 kids, 2 of which were:

( GLEN HARRIS ALTLAND III born January 25, 1950 Minneapolis MN and died there August 6, 1953

( STANLEY WILLIAM ALTLAND born November 14, 1951 Minneapolis MN and died July 3, 1972 NC

( NELLE RUTH ALTLAND born November 18, 1918 Minneapolis MN and died August 4, 1997 Pembroke Pines FL; married a Mr. Hodgers and they had 2 kids

( WILLIAM MARTIN LATTIN born June 5, 1865 Bazetta OH; married 1st December 2, 1888 Loretta Wallace born February 11, 1875 and died February 1, 1907; married 2d July 21, 1909 Laura Creighton; and born to him and Loretta were 7 kids, 3 of which were:

( ALICE HELEN LATTIN born September 27, 1889 Kingman Co KS; married 1st J. Leslie Cunningham and they had 2 kids; married 2d October 11, 1921 Vaughn Thompson and they had 4 kids

( HARRY MARTIN LATTIN born May 29, 1891 Kingman Co KS and died January 12, 1919; WWI Vet

( STELLA FRANCES LATTIN born April 17, 1896 Kingman Co KS; married October 11, 1917 Lewis L. Wright and they had 7 kids, 1 of which was:

( RICHARD DOUGLAS WRIGHT born March 19, 1926 Pamona CA and died 1968; married, name unk, and theyhad 4 kids

( WARREN ANGEVINE LATTIN born February 1, 1826 Broome Co NY; m arried November 1, 1849 in Bazetta OH, Amy Rush born March 7, 1830 Youngstown OH; and born to them were:







( MARY SUSANNA LATTIN born July 4, 1829 Broome Co NY and died July 6, 1915; married 1st November 14, 1847 in Trumbull OH, Joseph Baily; married 2d August 29, 1854 in Trumbull, Samuel Bissell; born to Mary and Joseph was:


Born to Mary and her 2d husband, Samuel, were:




( CAROLINE LATTIN born August 30, 1831 Bazetta, Trumbull, OH; married Orrin Bissell [brother to Samuel?]

( SARAH JANE LATTIN born July 28, 1833 Trumbull Co OH and died there February 14, 1834

( OLIVER BYRON LATTIN born December 9, 1834 Bazetta OH; married September 27, 1855 in Trumbull OH, Mary Weir and born to them were:

( EVA ESTELLA MAXWELL LATTIN born September 9, 1856 Warren, Trumbull, OH




( DELILAH LATTIN born February 17, 1837 Bazetta OH

( HELEN FREELOVE LATTIN born February 13, 1839 Bazetta OH and died November 21, 1923 Las Vegas NM (Las Vegas, Clark, NV); buried Leavenworth KS; married July 27, 1857 Washington DeWeese Kelly and born to them were:







( LAURA LATTIN born November 25, 1843 Bazetta OH; married January 6, 1861 in Trumbull Co OH, William Tilson Wright [son of Z. W. & Mariah (Faunce) Wright] born January 7, 1830 MA and died March 13, 1903 Milton OR; buried Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery; William went to CA 1853-59, back to OH 1859 and was in Jasper Co MO 1879; April 1879 he and his family traveled by mule team/covered wagon from Carthage MO to Weston OR and then settled in Milton OR; this trip was recorded in a journal kept by Laura which is now in the U of Washington Library; he sold steam engines and machiner in OH oil fields, engaged in flour milling business and farming, stockholder and trustee Bank of Milton, fruit grower, several term councilman and operated a lumber business; Milton OR Eagle Obit: “W.T. Wright Dead – A Well Known and Highly Respected Citizen Passes Away; died at his home in this city, early this morning W. T. Wright at the age of 73 years 2 months and 6 days. Death was due to pneumonia contracted while on a recent trip to his farm near Snake River. W. T. Wright was an old resident of Milton, where he lived for the past 20 years, and enjoyed the respect and esteem of the entire community. He was successful in business and has been one of the most earnest workers in the upbuilding of the city. His death will be a loss to the entire community. He leaves a wife, son, Charles, and two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Russell and Mrs. Ira W (Jennie) Berry, to mourn for husband and father. Funeral services will be held from the Christian church at 2 o’clock p.m. Saturday, March 11th, conducted by R. L. Cartwright.”; Milton OR Eagle Obit: “Body of Mrs. Childers Laid to Rest Funeral Services Held Monday Morning at Christian Church, Milton: Crossed Plains by Mule Team in 1879 and located in Walla Walla Valley in 1880. Funeral services for Mrs. T. I. Childers who passed awy Thursday of last week were held at the First Christian church Monday morning, Rev Floyd A Ross officiating. The deceased was 75 years of age and was a member of the Christian church for 58 years being a member of the local Odd Fellows cemetery. Mrs. Childers (nee Lattin) was born in Trumbull County, Ohio November25, 1843 and was married to Wm Wright in 1861. To this union four children were born. Mr. and Mrs. Wright crossed the plains with mule team in 1879 and settled in the Walla Walla valley in 1880. Mrs. Wright became the wife of T. L. Childers of Milton. Those left to mourn the loss of a good mother and wife are Mrs. Jennie Berry of Seattle and C. A. Wright of California and a number of other relatives.”;

William T. Wright
    Descended from the old Puritan stock, his ancestors coming to this country in the Mayflower or soon after, the subject of this sketch has inherited the same stanch characteristics that wrought so nobly in opening up this continent. He has ever been a pioneer, not only in leading the way
into new lands but also in fostering industries and in aiding his fellows to launch out in the fields of enterprise.
    He was born in Massachusetts on January 7, 1830, to Z. W. and Mariah (Faunce) Wright, who came to Ohio ten years later. His father had moulded bullets for use in the war of 1812, early showing the real spirit of patriotism that gave this country its independence. When our subject was sixteen years of age his father died, leaving much of the responsibility of the family upon his shoulders. In 1853 he turned toward the Golden state, going thither by way of the isthmus and remaining there for six years. In 1859 he returned to Ohio and entered business in the oil fields, selling steam engines and machinery. Succeeding this he went to Jasper county, Missouri, and engaged in flour milling business, together with farming. Here he remained until 1879, when he crossed the plains with mule teams and settled in this county, taking a pre-emption near where Milton now stands. Later he bought property in the town and platted it, giving it the name of North Milton. He was one of the first men to demonstrate that the gravel around Milton would produce fruit, and with keen foresight for the welfare of the settlers and the advancement of the interests of this county he induced others to try and raise for themselves. His experiments in handling the various kinds and in various ways have been of untold value to the orchardists of this section, demonstrating what varieties to raise and what methods to be pursued in their culture. One year he raised three thousand pounds of strawberries on one acre and eight thousand pounds of grapes on one acre. In addition to this arduous labor of fruit culture he operated a lumber yard in Milton for nine years. He now owns about sixty lots in Milton beside his land adjoining the town, and also one of the finest brick blocks in the city, being also a stockholder in the Bank of Milton, of which institution he is a trustee. The bank is in a most prosperous condition, its deposits now being nearly one hundred thousand dollars annually. He has acted as councilman for several terms, ever manifesting that public spirit and breadth of mind so praiseworthy and pleasant.
    The marriage of Mr. Wright and Miss Laura, daughter of Nathaniel and Laura Lattin, occurred in Ohio on January 6, 1861. To them have been born the following children: Helen M., widow of A. J. Russel; C. A., in Louisiana operating a schooner on the gulf; Jennie L., wife of Ira W. Berry, living near; and one dying in infancy while they lived in Missouri. Mr. Wright and wife are members of the Christian church, he assisting to organize it and acting as one of its officers for some time. He is a man of ability and has been a factor in the development of this county, while he has ever so demeaned himself that the confidence and respect of the people are freely given
to him
and born to them were:

( HELEN M WRIGHT “Nellie” married A. J. Russel

( CHARLES WRIGHT died in infancy in MO

( CHARLES WRIGHT (C.A.) was living in Calif 1919; operated a schooner in Louisiana

( JENNIE LAURA WRIGHT born November 6, 1866 Warren Co OH and died May 8, 1957 Seattle, King, WA; married October 16, 1883 in Milton, Umatilla, OR Ira Ward Berry [son of Thomas Frank & Martha Jane (Timberlake) Berry] born October 20, 1855 Tumwter, Thurston, Washington Territory and died September 26, 1923 Lind, Adams, WA; both buried IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater OR; and settled in Milton or Milton-Freewater OR; he served 12y as Judge of the Election Board; gave land for school district #88 in Adams Co; first clerk of school board; trust fund was established by their son Lawrence: “The Berry Lectures of the University of Hawaii”; and born to them were:

( THOMAS WILLIAM BERRY born December 25, 1885 Milton, Umatilla, OR and died August 15, 1949; married Clra G Wilkins born November 17, 1888 Bulter Co PA; and born to them were:

( MARGUERITE F BERRY born February 28, 1918 Seattle, King, WA

( WILLIAM W BERRY born December 22, 1921 Seattle, King, WA

( THOMAS WALLACE BERRY born December 26, 1922 Spokane, Lincoln, WA

( HARRY WRIGHT BERRY born January 4, 1888 Milton, Umatilla, OR and died July 2, 1955; buried IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater OR; married Myrtle Ivy Watt born November 8, 1892 ID and died c1983; buried Mountain View Cemetery, Walla Walla WA; and born to them were:

( IVAN W BERRY bor June 18, 918 Ritzville, Adams, WA and died 1971; buried Mountain View Cemetery, Walla Walla WA

( IRENE M BERRY born July 17, 1920 Lind, Adams, WA

( LAWRENCE W BERRY born November 9, 1902 Milton, Umatilla, OR and died February 4, 1966; buried IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater OR; married Adele R Gulzow born August 19, 1904 Flandreau, Moody, SD; and born to them were:

( LAWRENCE W BERRY born March 17, 1929 Saybrook, Middlesex, CT

( JOHN R BERRY born August 6, 1930 New London, New London, CT

( MONA MARIE BERRY born June 13, 1932 Atwood, Rawlins, KS

( LAURA BERRY born November 9, 1902 Milton, Umatilla, OR; married Leslie A Branson born September 14, 1900 Milton OR; and born to them were:

( KENDALL B BRANSON born May 20, 1925 Spokane, Lincoln, WA and died May 20, 1927

( ADELE M BRANSON born June 24, 1927 Spokane, Lincoln, WA

( JENNELL E BRANSON born December 17, 1929 Spokane WA

( JERRY C BRANSON born April 12, 1931 Spokane WA

( ORVILLE H BRANSON born November 24, 1934 Spokane WA

( IRA D BRANSON born May 1, 1937 Spokane WA

( NATHANIEL LATTIN, Jr., born December 10, 1846 Bazetta OH and died July 26, 1906; married Elizabeth Elsibast and born to them were:





( BENJAMIN LATTIN born April 9, 1804 (1807) NY and died June 27, 1879 Bazetta, Trumbull, OH; buried West Bazetta Cemetery; married Esther Simmons born April 1, 1809 NY and born to them were:

( SUSAN LATTIN born September 19, 1828 Binghampton NY and died September 23, 1913 Bazetta, Trumbull, OH; buried West Bazetta Cemetery

( MARIA LATTIN born October 11, 1830; married Robert Stewart

( SYLVESTER LATTIN born March 11, 1833

( DEBORAH LATTIN born December 10, 1835 and died 1914 Bazetta, Trumbull, OH; married September 28, 1868 in Trumbull Co, Abner Case

( EUGENE M. LATTIN born May 1838 Bazetta, Trumbull, OH and died August 7, 1910 Cortland, Trumbull, OH; Civil War Vet with 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment; married December 25, 1866 Emma Pheobe Case born July 5, 1846 Bazetta OH; and born to them were:

( TUDOR CASE LATTIN born October 3, 1867 and died February 22, 1868

( EDWARD LATTIN born October 3, 1867

( CARRIE ESTHER LATTIN born July 20, 1869 Williamsfield, Ashtabula, OH and died October 24, 1952 Warren, Trumbull, OH; married September 29, 1892 Cortland, Trumbull, OH James H. Halls

( ALZENE NANCY LATTIN born June 23, 1875 Niles, Trumbull, OH (September 7, 1875 Cortland, Trumbull, OH) and died September 27, 1934 Howland, Trumbull, OH; buried Vienna OH; married August 3, 1893 in Cortland OH, Edgar Lyman Drake [son of Holland Francis & Mary Mellissa (Lillibridge) Drake] born August 26, 1870 Wayne Center, Ashtabula, OH and died August 7i, 1931 Trumbull Co OH; and born to them were:

( EDNA FLORRIN DRAKE born December 28, 1894 Dellslow, Monongalia, WVA and died January 12, 1981 Warren, Trumbull, OH; married November 22, 1912 Lester Swick

( WALTER MCKINLEY DRAKE born November 11, 1897 Dellslow, Monongalia, WVA; married June 6, 1922 Olive Mabel Rose born January 30, 1896 Kinsman, Trumbull, OH and died September 9, 1976 Sheridon; buried Tuttle Cemetery, Ionia Co MI; and they had 3 kids, 2 of which were:

( LAVIAN DRAKE (1926-1926)

( HAROLD L DRAKE (1934-1934)

( ETHYLE MELISSA DRAKE born March 30, 1900 Morgantown WVA and died March 16, 1993 Warren OH; buried Gustavus Cemetery, Gustavus OH; married October 4, 1916 Harry Roland White [son of George A & Julia A (Naus) White] born June 19, 1893 Forest OH and died October 1983 Trumbull Co OH; buried with Ethel; and they had 5 kids, 1 of which was:

( MARILYN ETHEL WHITE born April 10, 1935 Gustavus, Trumbull, OH; married May 8, 1953 in Angola IN, Emerson Lee Smith [son of Charles Arthur & Katherine Isabel (Crouch) Smith] born July 13, 1930 Green, Trumbull, OH and died November 14, 2003 Johnston, Trumbull, OH; buried Gustavus Cemetery; and they had a child

( ROY EUGENE DRAKE born July 28, 1903 Greene, Trumbull, OH and died May 23, 1980 Toledo, Lucas, OH; married May 28, 1921 in Warren OH, Edna Vivia Payne [dau of Orrin Evelyn & Rosa Belle (Smith) Payne] born March 25, 1906 Dover, Geauga, OH and died February 18, 1986 Champaign IL; and they had 4 kids, 2 of which were:

( ERNEST EDGAR DRAKE born December 16, 1921 Champion, Trumbull, OH; married November 1, 1941 in Biloxi MS, Doris Eileen Kobel (dau of Harry Carl & Florence Ruth (Price) Kobel] born November 23, 1922 Champion, Trumbull, OH; and they had 3 kids – resides Champaign IL

( HOWARD FRANCIS DRAKE born May 7, 1923 Mecca, Trumbull, OH and died September 19, 1985 Toledo OH; buried Restlawn Cemetery, Perrysburg OH; married 1st March 8, 1943 Virginia Colleen Barnes; 2d July 1, 1960 in Toledo OH, as her 2d husband, Rosemary Smith born August 15, 1930 Toledo and died September 8, 1988 OH; he and Rosemary had 4 kids; he and Virginia had 3 kids, 1 of which was:

( NANCY CAROL DRAKE born March 8, 1944 Monroe MI and died in Lucas, Toledo, OH; married a Mr Schweer and they had 2 kids

( KENNETH EDGAR DRAKE born December 18, 1906 Greene, Trumbull, OH and died November 19, 1949; married Gladys Fitts born March 30, 1908; and they had 2 kids, 1 of which was:

( DUANE DRAKE born November 12, 1927

( EDSON FRANCIS LATTIN born August 6, 1877 Cortland, Trumbull, OH and died after September 1934 Howland, Trumbull, OH; married 1st July 3, 1913 Lena Hungerford Hatfield; married 2d January 12, 1931 Nellie Goodhart

( WILLIAM BENJAMIN LATTIN born and died May 8, 1880 Cortland, Trumbull, OH

( EMMOR E. LATTIN born June 18, 1882 Cortland, Trumbull, OH and died there September 15, 1883

( FLORRIN L. LATTIN born December 18, 1886 Cortland, Trumbull, OH and died February 4, 1945 Orwell, Ashtabula, OH; married 1st December 31, 1906 Cleon Hayes; married 2d October 19, 1911 Ike Watson


( CLARK LATTIN born November 1, 1840 OH and died February 21, 1863 Nashville TN (Civil War?)

( ENSIGN LATTIN born April 22, 1843 OH and died August 19, 1864 Andersonville GA; buried grave 6116 Andersonville – he is listed in the Andersonville database – Private, Company A, 12th US Infantry.

( MYRON LATTIN born August 3, 1845 Cortland, Trumbull, OH and died June 3, 1894; married December 25, 1873 Lititia Hart

( HORACE LATTIN born November 30, 1848 NY and died April 9, 1850 Argyle WI

( HENRY LATTIN born November 30, 1848 and died April 9, 1850; buried West Bazetta Cemetery, Trumbull Co OH


( SUSAN LATTIN born April 12, 1813 (Leah Lattin born April 22, 1813) and died March 31, 1857 Bazetta, Trumbull, OH; married Simon H. Deyo

( SHEPHERD LATTIN born July 4, 1815 and died March 12, 1884; married Harriet Dexter


( STEPHEN ANGEVINE born July 5, 1786 Dutchess Co NY and died 1833 Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, NY; married August 17, 1805 in Pleasant Valley, Anna Nancy Ward born July 8, 1787 NY and died January 8, 1858 Pleasant Valley NY; buried Presbyterian Church Yard, Dutchess Co NY; and born to them were:

( JONATHAN ANGEVINE born July 5, 1806 Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, NY

( JOSEPH ANGEVINE born March 5, 1808 Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, NY and died 1833

( CHARITY ANGEVINE born February 6, 1810 Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, NY and died 1826

( SUSAN ANGEVINE born November 25, 1811 Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, NY and died November 22, 1887 Tompkins Co NY; buried Pony Hollow Cemetery, Tompkins Co NY; married 1st May 6, 1832 in Dutchess Co NY, Stephen Brague; married 2d c1846 in Dutchess Co NY, Robert Birbeck born March 15, 1811 England and died December 22, 1860 Newfield, Tompkins, NY; and born to Susan and Stephen were:

( STEPHEN BRAGUE, JR., born 1833 Dutchess Co NY and died c1903

( MARY BRAGUE born 1836 Dutchess Co NY and died 1858; married William Giddings and born to them were:



Born to Susan and her 2d husband, Robert, were:

( ELLEN BIRBECK born 1847 Wappinger Falls, Dutchess, NY and died November 24, 1938 Colorado Springs CO; married a Mr. McAllister and born to them were:




( JOSEPH BIRBECK (1849-1935) married, name unk, and born to them was:


( HENRY BIRBECK (c1852-)

( CLINTON BIRBECK born c1856 Newfield, Tompkins, NY

( GEORGE W. ANGEVINE born December 17, 1813 Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, NY and died in Van Wert Co OH; married c1842 Mary J. {maiden name unk} and born to them were:


( EDWARD A. ANGEVINE born January 1844 OH and died c1900-10 Jackson MI; married 1st c1866 Martha {maiden name unk}; married 2d c1885 Clara {maiden name unk}; and born to him and Martha were:

( GEORGE E. ANGEVINE born November 1866 IN; married, name unk, and born to them were 2 kids, 1 of which was:

( STELLA E. ANGEVINE born November 1896 IN

( MARY T. ANGEVINE born c1868 IN

( JENNIE G. ANGEVINE born c1879 IN

Born to Edward and his 2d wife, Clara, was:

( MABEL E. ANGEVINE born April 1886 MI

( CLINTON C. ANGEVINE (Judge) born December 21, 1846 OH and died December 5, 1926 Kansas City KS; Mankato Councilman 1880; served at least 3 terms as County Attorney; started law firm in 1893; married July 2, 1873 Nettie Ann John born January 11, 1857 IN and died after 1926; and born to them were:

( OLIVE MAY ANGEVINE born November 3, 1875 Jewel Co KS and died June 3, 1964 KS; married Archibald Stote

( EDITH ANGEVINE born December 23, 1877 Jewel Co KS and died April 18, 1878

( GEORGIA PEARL ANGEVINE born May 15, 1880 Mankato, Jewel, KS and died October 15, 1976 Shawnee KS; buried Highland Park, Kansas City KS

( MARIE ANGEVINE born November 17, 1889 Mankato, Jewel, KS and died January 10, 1963

( STEPHEN ANGEVINE born June 1851 Tully, Van Wert, OH and died after 1900 Van Wert Co OH; married c1872 Maria E. {maiden name unk} born January 1852 OH; and born to them were:

( AMANDA A. ANGEVINE (Winta) born March 1873 Van Wert Co OH; married 1897 James O. Hattery born October 1869 OH and born to them was:

( JOHN S. HATTERY born July 1898 IN

( EVA A. ANGEVINE born February 1875 Van Wert Co OH

( ESTELLA V. ANGEVINE born August 1878 Van Wert Co OH

( GEORGE RICHARD ANGEVINE born June 1881 Van Wert Co OH; married name unk and born to them were 2 kids, 1 of which was:


( FLOREN ANGEVINE born September 1883 Van Wert Co OH; married name unk and they had 3 kids

( BESSIE ANGEVINE born May 1886 Van Wert Co OH

( IDORA P. ANGEVINE born April 1888 Van Wert Co OH

( CLARA LILLIAN ANGEVINE born June 1893 Van Wert Co OH; married Jack Beckstein

( ANN E. ANGEVINE born c1856 Tully, Van Wert, OH

( GEORGE L. ANGEVINE born September 1860 Tully, Van Wert, OH; married c1892 Cora Albright born February 20, 1863 OH; and born to them were:

( GEORGE ANGEVINE born May 1893 OH

( CLINTON ANGEVINE born July 1895 OH

( MARY A. ANGEVINE born January 1897 OH

( ELI CLINTON ANGEVINE born December 13, 1815 Pleasant Valley NY and died 1879 Wappinger, Dutchess, NY; married 1st before 1840 Sarah {maiden name unk}; married 2d c1869 Amelia {maiden name unk}; and born to him and Amelia were:

( FLORENCE ANGEVINE born c1870 Dutchess Co NY

( ANNIE D. ANGEVINE born c1875 Dutchess Co NY

( ELIZA ANGEVINE born April 20, 1818 Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, NY

( VIRGIL J. ANGEVINE born July 14, 1821 Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, NY and died October 17, 1882 Hyde Park, Dutchess, NY; married 1st Frances T. {mnu} born October 1, 1822 NY and died March 30, 1863; married 2d 1864, Emma Jane Cozine (1846-1889); and born to him and Frances were:


( IDA ANGEVINE born c1857 NY

Born to Virgil and his 2d wife, Emma, were:

( GRACE ANN ANGEVINE born September 16, 1865 Hyde Park, Dutchess, NY and died April 2, 1914 Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, NY; buried East Park Cemetery, Dutchess Co NY; married c1881 Joseph C. Cozino who died 1930 Maybrook, Orange, NY; and born to them were:

( NEVA MAY COZINO born c1882 and died April 2, 1889 Carbondale PA

( JOSEPH EARL COZINO died August 8, 1887 Cold Spring NY

( RALPH COZINO died 1953 Willsboro, Essex, NY; buried East Park Cemetery, Dutchess Co NY; married January 11, 1910 in Poughkeepsie NY Isabel Dimsey; and born to them were:

( ISABEL COZINO married Caroll Hindle

( THELMA COZINO married John Hanaburgh and they had 3 kids

( EARL COZINO (1918-1939)

( ELLA K. COZINO born October 31, 1891 Fishkill Landing NY and died March 7, 1969 Wappinger Falls, Dutchess, NY; buried East Park Cemetery, Dutchess Co NY; married Louis F Hill and born to them was:

( ROWENA HILL married 1st Reginald H Briggs and they had 2 kids; 2d Mr Nenni

( EDITH EMMA ANGEVINE born 1868 Hyde Park, Dutchess, NY; married July 13, 1892 in Poughkeepsie NY, Orville C. Humphrey and born to them were:

( META G HUMPHREY died c1960 Pleasant Valley NY; apparently married 3 times, first name unk; 2d Mr Watson; and 3d Robert Clark; and born to her and Mr Watson was:


( PEARL HUMPHREY died c1954 Poughkeepsie NY; married Bertram Baker and born to them was:

( BERNICE BAKER (1919-1975) married a Mr Pudney

( EDITH HUMPHREY (-c1930) married name unk and they had a child

( VIRGIL J. ANGEVINE, JR born June 12, 1870 Hyde Park, Dutchess, NY and died October 8, 1915 Arlington, Dutchess, NY; buried Poughkeepsie Cemetery, Dutchess Co NY; married Mary Doran and born to them were 3 kids, 2 of which were:

( ETHEL ANGEVINE (1896-1899)

( RALPH ANGEVINE (1901-1904)


( CLINTON ELI ANGEVINE born November 6, 1873 Hyde Park, Dutchess, NY; married c1896 Ella M. {mnu} born 1871 NY and died October 15, 1946 Poughkeepsie NY; and born to them were:

( WILLIAM E. ANGEVINE born February 1897 NY



( WILLIAM BRAGUE ANGEVINE born August 5, 1876 Hyde Park, Dutchess, NY and died June 13, 1946 Poughkeepsie NY; buried there; married c1906 Mary Ella Baker who died 1935 Poughkeepsie; and born to them were:

( HAZEL MAE ANGEVINE born August 20, 1907 Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, NY and died 1954; married 1st a Mr. Vandeusen and they had 1 child; married 2d a Mr. Campbell – marriage sequence may be reversed

( ELIZABETH ANGEVINE married Joseph L Hollick and they had a child

( WILLIAM ORVILLE ANGEVINE married Beatrice E LaRue and they had 3 kids

( PHILANDER ANGEVINE (Philip) born August 3, 1879 Hyde Park, Dutchess, NY

( BERYHA E. ANGEVINE born September 17, 1881 Hyde Park, Dutchess, NY

( CORNELIUS ANGEVINE born c1883 Hyde Park, Dutchess, NY

( ASENATH ANGEVINE born February 7, 1822 Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, NY and died 1906 Brooklyn NY

( REBECCA ANGEVINE born April 6, 1824 Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, NY and died December 12, 1862 Liberty, Jackson, MI; married November 30, 1851 in Dutchess Co NY, as his 1st wife, Smith P. Angevine [son of Bartholomew G. & Sarah (Peters/Peterson) Angevine] born September 19, 1826 Clinton, Dutchess, NY; and they had 7 kids, 4 of which were:




( ADELL ANGEVINE born c1861 MI

( CAROLINE ANGEVINE born April 7, 1826 Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, NY

( GEORGE ANGEVINE born c1788 Clinton, Dutchess, NY and died after 1840 NYC; married c1810 Maria Snyder born c1794 NY and died July 15, 1886 Dutchess Co NY; buried there at Salt Point; and they had 4 kids, 2 of which were:

( JONATHAN ANGEVINE born December 17, 1811 Dutchess Co NY and died December 21, 1888 Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, NY; buried there at Netherwood Church Yard; married c1848 Eliza A. Roys born March 1, 1825 MA and died February 24, 1893 Pleasant Valley NY; and born to them were:

( JULIA P. ANGEVINE born c1849 Pleasant Valley NY

( HIRAM D. ANGEVINE born November 22, 1852 Pleasant Valley NY and died May 22, 1928; buried Netherwood Baptist Cemetery, Dutchess Co NY

( ESTELLE ANGEVINE born c1858 Pleasant Valley NY; married c1881-88, a Mr. Van Noy

( E. H. ANGEVINE born c1815 Dutchess Co NY

( ABIGAIL FERRIS married first, a Mr. Haynes, and second, a Mr. Monday. Born to Abigail and Mr. Haynes was:


From Bill Martin: “I suspect she (Abigail) was the same Abigail who married Elijah Mondon of Ulster Co NY. Their names are indicated (Highland Protestant Church Records FHL 0,823,767) as parents in the 14 December 1811 marriage of my ancestors Elizabeth Mondon and James Malcom. They had a son Gilbert Ferris Mondon, who settled in Deerpark, Orange, NY. And my 3d great grandfather was named Gilbert Ferris Malcom (Ferris has survived as a first name – also in a female form “Ferissa” – in my own family and direct lines of the Malcolm family”.

( SOLOMON FERRIS born August 25, 1766 and died October 19, 1860 Highlands NY; married Lydia Smith born April 3, 1774/6 and died November 16, 1870; resided Highlands, opposite Po’keepsie [now New Paltz]. Solomon was a farmer and had real estate worth $30,000 listed in the 1850 census; and born to them were [Jim – their children were not noted for their longevity]:

( ANNING F. FERRIS born January 26, 1791 and died February 23, 1794

( SARAH FERRIS born March 15, 1793 and died November 17, 1803

( JOHN JAY FERRIS born February 15, 1796 and died February 14, 1875 Highlands NY; unmarried

( HARVEY FERRIS born July 21, 1798 and died September 7, 1799

( ELEANOR FERRIS born October 14, 1801 and died December 31, 1825; married June 11, 1823 William A. Smith and born to them was:

( LYDIA ELLEN SMITH born September 12, 1824; married March 28, 1864 Lewis Coe; resided New Paltz Landing NY

( SARAH FERRIS (Sally) born March 29,1804 New Paltz and died February 28, 1829 Highland; buried Ferris Cemetery, Highland, Ulster, NY; married January 23, 1824, Joshua Collins Angevine ( – see him for offspring

( NELSON FERRIS born June 22, 1806 and died July 28, 1859; a sloop captain on the North River; married Delilah (or Elvia) Deyo (1807-); and born to them were:



( JULIA E. FERRIS (1844-)

( SOLOMON A. FERRIS (1849-) married June 24, 1893, Mary Ella Deyo [Jim – related to his mother?]

( ELECTA FERRIS (1808-) married John Thompson, organizer of the 1st National Bank & Chase National Bank, New York; and born to them were:

( FREDERICK FERRIS THOMPSON (Photos) born June 14, 1836 New York City and died there April 10, 1899; buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua (cemetery and tombstone photos). Frederick spent his boyhood in NYC, entering Williams College 1852; left college 1854 to go abroad for his father; married June 17, 1857 in Canandaigua, Mary Lee Clark (Photograph) [dau of Myron Clark, Governor of New York during the 1840’s & Zilpha (Watkins)] born December 27, 1835 Naples NY and died July 28, 1923, Canandaigua NY; 1907 the Frederick Ferris Thompson Memorial Building at Columbia University was described as ‘there is not another gymnasium building as perfectly equipped in the United States’. Fred was known as a very funny, good-natured fellow, always laughing, with a good store of anecdotes. He loved children and was very interested in education. He was also well known in financial circles of the day. In 1857, John Thompson, with his sons Samuel and Frederick organized “Thompsons Bank Note and Commercial Reporter”. The sons spent most of their time on the road presenting bank notes to issuers to test their solvency. In 1859 a new bank in Detroit was organized by John Thompson, Myron Clark and Theodore Hall, with Myron’s son Lorenzo Clark as president. This became the 1st National Bank of Detroit in 1865. In 1863 John Thompson returned to NYC and applied for a charter under the new National Banking Act in the name of his two sons. This new bank would be the 1st National Bank of the City of New York. Stockholders included Samuel (President), Frederick (Vice President), and George Baker, paying teller, who was a close friend of the Clark family. During the panic of 1873, brother Samuel proposed liquidation of the bank. Frederick and George Baker, with majority of the stock, voted against it. At the end of the year, Samuel and John retired as Directors. New life was breathed into 1st National (forerunner of Citibank), and Frederick and George Baker remained in control. Frederick had a life-long interest in photography and was among the first to use dry plates. He was a charter member of the Amateur Photographic Exchange Club. His interest in printing (having his own printing presses in NYC and later at Sonnenberg) made it possible for him to write and print a newletter that passede on news and methods of the Club members. Though the Club only existed from 1861-63, they gained international recognition through the articles and correspondence in the journals. His printing press was used on many occasions to produce programs and menus for parties and family gatherings. He also produced “Every Now and Then”, a gossipy, fun-filled newspaper written for and about the Thompson friends. Many educational institutions benefited by this interest. He was on the board of Trustees of Vassar College, Williams College and Teachers College (Columbia U.) for many years. He gave of his time and money to these institutions, often caring far more about the fun students had then what they learned. Funds were set up for the students ‘fun and folic’ as he called it, as well as money given to build buildings and create lecture programs. His varied interests are shown by the organizations he belonged to and supported. Among them were The Union Leagues, Williams Alumni Association, the National Academy of Design, the American Fine Arts Society, the American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Geographic Society, New York Historical Society, American Association of the Advancement of Science and the Archaeological Society. Mary was educated in village schools and then attended Ontario Female Seminary. She met Frederick in Albany when her father was Governor. Mary and Frederick established their primary residence at 283 Madison Avenue, NYC and spent their summers in Canandaigua. They purchased the Sonnenberg property in 1863 (300 acres) and replaced the original farmhouse with a Queen Anne style mansion in 1885. When Mary was widowed at age 67, seeking a new goal for her life, she roamed the world, studying architectural styles of renowned gardens until she learned enough to begin her own grand design for Sonnenberg {German for sunny hill}. She retained the services of the finest professionals and exercised complete control over plans and construction. The amazing variety of gardening art and architecture, including Italian, English, Colonial, and Japanese reflected her rich imagination and critical judgment of artistic propriety. The nine formal gardens were created between 1902-19; today these formal gardens are recognized by the Smithsonian as one of the most magnificent late Victorian gardens ever created in America. She also entertained many public figures, including Thomas Edison, inviting each distinguished guest to plant a tree. In Canandaigua, she built and supported the Thompson Hospital and its maternity wing, the recreational playground, the swimming school, Clark Manor House, and the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel. She also purchased and renovated the Canandaigua Hotel on Main Street to save it from becoming a factory. She took an active part in the village life, advocating street improvements, donating the site and architectural plans for the post office, helping beautiful the grounds of the County Courthouse, and contributed heavily to the YMCA, the Ontario County Historical Society, the Wood Library, and local churches. Mary also was interested in preserving the culture of Native Americans and gave generously to that cause. Her contributions to the State Museum in Albany funded the creation of a collection of dioramas depicting life of the Iroquois Nation. She also donated numerous artifacts to the State Museum, and to the Ontario County History Society. In 1920, she was awarded the Cornplanter Medal for her support of Native American cultural preservation and understanding. When she died, she left a legacy of philanthropy, which continues to benefit her community, state and nation. Sonnenberg is being preserved as a monument to her creative and generous spirit. After her death the estate passed to a nephew and in 1931, it was sold to the Federal Government as a site for a Veterans Administration Hospital. Spurred by citizen action, Congress passed a law transferring the property [50 acres] to Sonnenberg Gardens (Photograph), which is located in Canandaigua NY – in the heart of the Finger Lakes area. President Nixon signed the measure into law in 1972. No offspring. See

( MELVINA THOMPSON born 1829 and died November 17, 1832

( IRVING FERRIS THOMPSON born 1832 and died January 23, 1833

( OLIVER B. THOMPSON married Julia F., {maiden name unk; and born to them was:

( JOHNNIE F. THOMPSON born 1870 and died August 6, 1871

( SAMUEL THOMPSON (Samuel Clark Thompson) (1834-1907) banker – founder of Citi-Bank; see Frederick above; married Abigail Elizabeth Sherman (1841-1884) [dau of Edward Tucker & Elizabeth Watkeys (Howland) Sherman]; and born to them was:

( FERRIS SHERMAN THOMPSON (1867-1913) as an undergraduate, he held the Princeton record for the mile walk and was president of the Princeton Athletic Association in his senior year; upon his death, he left the University $3 million, a third by immediate bequest, the balance in his residuary estate, which came to the U in 1948; his gifts were used for geneal endowment, for Bicentennial Preceptorships, and for the Ferris S. Thompson faculty houses on College Road; he died in Paris, France; married Kathleen Elizabeth MacCarthy (1868-1942) [dau of Florence Strachan & Alice (Linton) MacCarthy] who apparently remarried after Ferris’ death; and born to them was:

( CHARLES SHERMAN THOMPSON (1896-1972) married Claressa Astrid Rittenhouse (1896-1965) [dau of Levi Beardsley & Martha Anne (Angle) Rittenhouse]; and born to them was:

( MARY ASTRID THOMPSON born 1932 NYC and died 2004; married & divorced, George Randolph Hearst Jr born July 13, 1927 (grandson of William Randolph Hearst), chairman of the board of the Hearst Corp, 1996-; director of the company for 40+y; and born to them were:

( MARY ASTRID HEARST (1953-2004)

( GEORGE RANDOLPH HEARST III (1955-) – vice president of the Hearst Corporation

( STEPHEN THOMPSON HEARST (1956-) – Chairman, board of directors of California Missions Foundation


( MARY ANN FERRIS born December 1, 1811 and died March 10, 1830; one source states she married Samuel Clark; Chaplain Ferris says she was unmarried

( SAMUEL CLARK FERRIS born September 25, 1814 and died May 26, 1830

( JULIA RATH FERRIS (Julia Ruth?) born September 2, 1818 and died July 12, 1849; [possibly following childbirth of Julie?]; married 1845 Nathaniel DuBois and born to them were:

( SOLOMON FERRIS DEBOIS born October 28, 1846 and died April 12, 1847

( JULIE FERRIS DEBOIS (1849-) married a Mr. Whitney

( GEORGE FERRIS born 1767 East Chester NY and died April 29, 1839; according to his mother’s will, George was living in Nova Scotia 1785 and received a bequest of 10 shillings as a bar to him and his descendants every sharing further in her estate. George was the Tory (U.E. Loyalists) (along with Peter and Joshua) from Westchester NY, who received land in New Brunswick in 1783; married 1st February 28, 1790 Jemima/Jimima Travis (1766-1816); and 2d c1794 Sarah Carpenter born August 6, 1774 Hempstead, L. I., NY and died November 30, 1852 [dau of Benjamin & Mary (Pugsley) Carpenter]. Born to George and Sarah were:

( NATHANIEL FERRIS born November 25, 1790 and died March 10, 1862; was Adjutant in Cavalry, War of 1812; moved from Poughkeepsie to New York City where he was a dry goods merchant with Isaac M. Hand & Co, then with Hand, Ferris & Co., and finally with Nathaniel Ferris & Co., until he retired 1852; married 1st December 20, 1821 Mary Duryea Warner; and 2d November 3, 1834 Joanne (Ann) S. Fisher. Born to Nathaniel and Mary were:

( CATHERINE MORGAN FERRIS born July 28, 1824 and died May 5, 1856; unmarried

( GEORGE LANSING FERRIS born August 30, 1827 and died December 9, 1857; married June 30, 1851 Mary G.B. Hart and born to them was:

( MARY HART FERRIS born September 16, 1853; married November 12, 1873 Percival L. Thomas

Born to Nathaniel and his second wife, Joanne/Ann, were:

( GARWOOD FERRIS born June 29, 1837 New York City and died January 12, 1924 Roselle NJ; resided Jersey City 1876 and was a member of the firm of Ferris, Richards Consulting Engineers, 98 Hudson Street, Jersey City NJ; married October 8, 1867 (Mary A. Gamble) Mary Ogden Gamble (1842-1916) [dau of James S & Mary O (Beach) Gamble] and born to them were:

( ISABEL GERTRUDE FERRIS born July 26, 1869 Jersey City; married Stewart A. Trench (1865-1931)

( GARWOOD OGDEN FERRIS born March 26, 1870 and died February 26, 1871

( FREDERICK EDWARD FERRIS born September 3, 1871 New York City; married Isabel Beatrice Trench [related to brother-in-law?]

( LEONARD HEPBURN FERRIS born June 10, 1873 Jersey City NJ; married Anna Isabella Lee and born to them was:

( LEONARD HEPBURN FERRIS, JR., born May 15, 1920 Jersey City NJ

( HAROLD R. B. FERRIS born November 4, 1881; married Ethel LaFontaine Frech and born to them were:

( GARWOOD FERRIS born August 14, 1920 and died January 30, 1997; married December 1, 1945 Margaret Helena Brown; and born to them were:

( MARGARET ANN FERRIS (Peggy) born November 16, 1946; married July 26, 1973 Robert Carlos Laemle; resides Highland Park IL; Peggy has provided updated info on her “twig” – thanks Peggy!; and born to them were:

( JOHANNA MARIE LAEMLE born May 18, 1978; graduated from Knox College, Galesburg IL, sociology-anthropolgy; photographer in Eugene OR – Peggy never made the Ferris connection with Knox College.

( MOLLY LUCILLE LAEMLE born March 21, 1982

( KATHLEEN SUE FERRIS born March 4, 1949; Army Vet

( MARY EDWIN FERRIS born October 18, 1921 Jersey City

( KATHERINE C. FERRIS born June 1, 1924 Orr’s Island, Maine

( ISABEL GERTRUDE FERRIS born April 11, 1927 Orr’s Island, Maine

( STEWART FRENCH FERRIS born and died August 1931

( MARY DURYEA FERRIS born December 17, 1842 and died March 11, 1889 Athens NY [daughter born to his second wife, named after the first wife??]; married June 15, 1870 Frank A. Wheeler, M.D

( FREDERICK FERRIS born July 24, 1849; married September 14, 1870 Ada Rheinstein

( GERTRUDE ELEANOR FERRIS born January 21, 1856 and died April 1, 1883; married June 1, 1877 a Mr. Richards

( LANNING (LANING?) (LANSING?) FERRIS (1800-); married (Cornelia) Cordelia Beene (Cardelia Bennett?) and born to them were:

( ANN ELIZA FERRIS (1820-) married Joseph Moreau

( ADELAIDE FERRIS (or ADELINE) born c1820; married a Mr. Eldredge

( GEORGE B. FERRIS (1822-); married Hannah J. Lee born 1824 NY [dau of William]; produce merchant in NYC – sold produce to ships – later branched to shipyards in NJ; George listed in the 1910 census living in Palisades NJ with what appears to be some of his deceased wife’s family. Born to them were:


( P. ADELAIDE FERRIS born 1854 NY; 26y old and single at the time of the 1880 census, living with her parents’ in Manhattan

( LANNING L. FERRIS born 1856 NY; listed as a store clerk 1880 census, single and 24y old and living at his parents’ home in Manhattan

( WILLIAM L. FERRIS born 1858 NY; listed as a 22y old store clerk, single, and living with his parents’ in Manhattan 1880 census

( GEORGE A. FERRIS born 1861 NY and died 1910-15; listed 1880 census as a 20y old store clerk and living with his parents in Manhattan; married 1883 Hoboken NJ, Cornelia S. Danforth born 1863 Middleburgh NY; he became an inspector and lived in Hoboken NJ. Born to them was:

( GEORGE FERRIS (1888-); held various social jobs; married Hoboken NJ, Mary Roberts born 1889 NJ and died 1932 Staten Island – divorced in the early 19-teens; and born to them was:

( CORNELIA LETSON FERRIS (Letty) born August 6, 1906 Hobokon NJ and died 1986 Staten Island; Letty was a flapper in the 1920s and she and her future husband, James, frequented speakeasys, beer gardens of Manhattan and Jersey City; married in Staten Island NY, James Henry Rogers born 1905 Staten Island and died there 1979; and born to them was:

( WILLIAM FERRIS born 1934 Staten Island; married Barbara {maiden name unk} born 1934 Staten Island; and they had 3 kids


( LETTY FERRIS (1894-)

( ROBERT FRANKLIN FERRIS died July 9, 1864 NYC age 1y 6m 17d

( ROBERT L. FERRIS born c1823/24 NY; it is believed that Robert remained a bachelor and lived with his brother George. The brothers had a business together, Commecial Merchants, in Manhattan and later expanded over the river into NJ (Jersey City area); listed in the 1880 census as living with his brother George, and listed himself as a 56y old commercial merchant

( EUPHEMY FERRIS married Byley Oakley. [George’s will suggests that Euphemy may have been a granddaughter, possibly from Jemima’s second marriage, rather than George’s daughter??] Born to Euphemy and Byley was:

( DAUGHTER, name unknown [Jim-this daughter may have been named Euphemy and have been the one mentioned in her Grandfather George Ferris’ will.]; married a Mr. Fuller and born to them were:



( JEMIMA FERRIS married 1st Caleb Bedell (Bedla?); and 2d a Mr. Oakley

( EBENEZER FERRIS (Ebenezer G?) (c1801-) married Mary Pearsall

( GILBERT FERRIS born September 10, 1804 and died December 26, 1832; married Maria {maiden name unk}; no issue [Chaplain Ferris lists Gilbert as a possible child of George.]

( RICHARD FERRIS (1770-1832/7) (Reverend) (Richard R. Ferris died Spencer, Tioga, NY); married 1st August 22, 1791 Winifred Purdy [dau of Jacob & Abigail (Smith) Purdy] born January 22, 1773 North Castle, Westcheser, NY and died October 13, 1820; buried Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery, White Plains NY; and 2d Maria Pelham; and born to Richard and Winifred [Chaplain Ferris listed their issue as possibly]:

( ELIJAH FERRIS born August 22, 1792 [or August 3, 1790] NY and died August 28, 1862 Tioga Co PA; enlisted as a Private in the Army at Tarrytown, Westchester Co NY in late summer of 1814; he was stationed at Brooklyn Heights NY and was discharged from there at the declaration of peace. As a veteran of the War of 1812, he applied for bounty land in an affidavit dated April 10, 1855 at age 56(?) and was given warrant #75201 for 160 acres and signed over his warrant to J. Emery of Wellsborough PA in January, 1856, which became Lot # 15741. He married January 15, 1816 at Orange Co, NY Maria Dorrance [Charlotte Orson?] born January 16, 1801 NY and died Tioga Co PA. They went to Macoupin County IL with their children, but apparently moved back to PA. Born to them were:

( ISAAC FERRIS born February 16, 1817 NY; married January 22, 1839 in NY, Charlette Buckbee; apparently moved to Staunton IL; and born to them were:



( DANIEL WEBSTER FERRIS born September 1, 1846 Elmira, Chemung, NY and died January 1927 New Douglas IL; migrated to Staunton IL 1859 with his family; Civil War Vet served 1y 11m in 3d Illinois Cavalry; school teacher for 23y taught in a number of schools, principally in the eastern part of the county; married December 25, 1879 Mary Ellen Long (Mary A) [dau of James & Jemima (Redfearn) Long] born c1857 Bond Co IL and died August 26, 1908 Old Ripley, Bond, IL; both buried New Douglas Cemetery (Photo); (he was survived by a brother Jud J Ferris of Ft Scott KS, not identified here) and born to them was:

( GEORGE ISAAC FERRIS born November 1880 Grant Fork, Madison, IL and died Granite City, Madison, IL; married October 25, 1905 Amanda J Dale; and born to them were:

( DALE FERRIS of Alhambra IL 1927

( DENSMORE FERRIS of Alhambra IL 1927


( LYDIA MARIA FERRIS (Photographs) born November 9, 1839, NY and died 1903 Aberdeen, Grays Harbor WA; middle name was pronounced Mariah; married 1855 in Angelica, Allegany, NY, Clark Sherman [son of Harvey and Lucinda (Clark) Sherman] born November 22, 1835 Marion, Wayne, NY and died July 15, 1880 Pultneyville, Wayne, NY. Clark born, raised and spent the first eight years of his married life on the Harvey Sherman farm on the Palmyra to Pultneyville Road in Marion NY; 1867, he graduated from the Marion Collegiate Institute; 1868, he moved to Palmyra, where in 1869, he bought a grocery store. Lydia did not care for the grocery business because every grocer kept several barrels of wine and whiskey for sale; this did not suit her, so Clark sold the store and in 1870-71, the family returned to farming in Marion; 1879, the family moved to the Wright Fish Farm, 180 acres located on the shore of Lake Ontario, near Pultneyville. After Clark’s death, Lydia moved with Charles and Myron to Illinois, to live with her father. Born to them were:

( CHARLES SHERMAN born 1860 Marion, Wayne, NY and died 1888 Farber MO; married May 6, 1885 in Farber MO, Lucy Machin born and died Farber

( MYRON ADELBERT SHERMAN (Photographs) born July 9, 1862 in a stone house located about three miles north of Marion NY and died 1947 Aberdeen WA; belonged to AOUW, IOOF, KOFP, Good Templars and wrote his memoirs in the 1940s, from which much of the genealogy prepared by Margaret Sherman Lutzvick was prepared; he moved to Bond Co, IL when he was 18 and became a teacher. In his first class of some 30 students, five were older and larger than Myron. He also passed his certificate to teach in Madison Co IL. Myron quit teaching and moved to Farber MO, to go into a hardware business partnership with a Mr. McMurtry. He later became teacher of the East Lick School. [Jim – if you interested in reading more about this gentleman’s interesting life and others in this family, suggest Going to Palmyra: Sherman Deeds.]; married 1st May 6, 1885 [note this was a double wedding, brothers and sisters] in Farber MO, Emma Machin 1862 Farber and died there 1890; married 2d June 15, 1892 in Farber, Amanda Bell Brown born 1868 Farber and died 1943 Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, WA; buried in the Family Plot, Endicott. Amanda belonged to the Rebekahs. Born to Myron and Emma were – info deleted as per family member.

( FERRIS SHERMAN (Little Fay) born 1867 Marion NY and died there May 12, 1875 of inflammatory rheumatism

( JAMES HARVEY FERRIS born May 17, 1821 NY; married January 3, 1843 Mary Ann Reightmer

( ANN MARIE FERRIS born August 25, 1824 NY; married February 22, 1850 Henry Cooper

( SYLVESTER FERRIS born October 25, 1827 NY; married September 3, 1857 in Madison Co IL Hester A. Keown

( CATHERINE E. FERRIS born October 20, 1830 NY; married August 13, 1848 Calvin Plumley

( WILLIAM H. FERRIS born August 3, 1833 NY and died 1841l there is a William H. Ferris died May 19, 1842, age 14 y son of E. & A. Ferris, buried at the Old Second Street Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung Co NY – apparently wrong fella because of dates

( ARENA FERRIS born December 11, 1835 NY and died September 30, 1858; married April 6, 1856 David Butler

( JOHN S. FERRIS born September 14, 1841 NY and died January 28, 1864

( JEROME EDWARD FERRIS born March 25, 1844 Delmar Township, Tioga PA and died August 25, 1931 Yoncalla, Douglas, OR; buried Yoncalla Cemetery (cemetery and tombstone photo). When he was about twelve years of age, he moved with his parents to Macoupin and Madison Counties IL, where he continued to reside until 1862 when at the age of 17, he enlisted in the Union Army, specifically, Company I, 122d Illinois Regiment. His regiment did service in Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama. His company participated in the battles of Nashville and Mobile, as well as lesser engagements, and he was mustered out July 15, 1865 at Mobile AL. After the War, he engaged in farming, first in Illinois, then in Crawford County KS and later in Oregon. In 1891, he moved from Kansas to Douglas County, settling at Yoncalla where he farmed and raised fruit. He married, first, February 10, 1867, in Madison County IL, Hestor Elizabeth Tabor born February 3, 1850, Madison County IL and died December 3, 1875, Prescott, Pierce County WI [dau. of Thomas Kell and Mary Ann (Keown) Tabor]; buried Pine Glen Cemetery, Prescott WI; and second, July 21, 1889, at Russell Springs KS, Nannie P. (Snell) White. Born to Jerome and Hestor were:

( GEORGE EDWARD FERRIS born Madison Co IL and died there December 30, 1867 [apparently as an infant]

( CORA EMMA ALICE FERRIS born December 21, 1869 Alhambra, Madison, IL and died June 15, 1942 Trimbelle, Pierce, WI; buried Trimbelle Cemetery; married July 4, 1891 at River Falls, Pierce Co WI, Miner McLaughlin born September 20, 1864 Trimbelle WI and died February 10, 1946 Red Wing MN [son of David and Cora]. Miner was a farmer and spent his entire life in the Trimbelle community except for a short time when he and his family lived in North Dakota; and born to them were:

( RUSSELL MCLAUGHLIN born March 1892 Mapleton ND and died September 13, 1923 Trimbelle WI

( LEON M. MCLAUGHLIN (Bud) born October 1893 WI and died October 27, 1969 Shadow Hills, Los Angeles, CA; married Mae Nettle; were living St. Paul MN 1946

( BLANCHE MCLAUGHLIN born September 6, 1896 Ellsworth WI and died January 1989 Titusville FL; married Walter Rosemeier (Rosemeyer) and they were living in Freeport IL 1946

( HARRY M. MCLAUGHLIN born February 20, 1898 WI and died May 1946 MN; living Minneapolis 1946

( MABEL MCLAUGHLIN born May 1901 Ellsworth WI and died 1978; buried Trimbelle Cemetery WI

( ROY FERRIS MCLAUGLIN born October 2, 1904 Ellsworth WI and died March 27, 1964 LaPorte IN; buried Olive Cemetery, Wakaruse, Elkhart, IN; married 1st Myra Dorothy Sager; and 2d Mildred Sailor

( CLYDE MCLAUGHLIN born April 20, 1907 Trimbelle WI and died January 4, 1953 Ellsworth WI; buried River Falls WI; married Wanda Harnish and was living in Trimbelle 1946

( CLAIRE SHERMAN MCLAUGHLIN born September 30, 1909 Pierce Co WI and died May 5, 1981 Winona MN; buried Trimbelle Cemetery WI; living South St. Paul 1946

( GUY ALLEN MCLAUGHLIN born December 9, 1912 Pierce Co WI; living Hastings 1946

( FLORENCE MCLAUGHLIN (Flossie) born March 9, 1921 Pierce Co WI; living Freeport PA 1946

( MARY BELLE FERRIS born January 4, 1874 Clifton Township, Pierce Co WI and died November 9, 1960 Salem Township, Pierce Co; buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Ellsworth WI. Upon the death of her mother, when Mary was one year old, she made her home with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Tabor; married November 23, 1892 at Trimbelle, Pierce Co WI, North Herman Leonard Peterson [son of Peter August & Amalia Eugenia (Bleumortier) Peterson] born October 20, 1868 Red Wing, Goodhue, MN and died September 21, 1966 Ellsworth, Pierce, WI; buried with his wife. After their marriage, they started housekeeping in Beldenville WI, where North worked for Fred Severence in his general store. In the winter of 1894, they rented rooms from the Stephens in Trimbelle and in that fall they moved to Red Wing MN, where they lived for 25 years. North worked in several stores and built a house where his two sons were born. He became interested in starting a cooperative store and got it organized; working there driving the delivery wagon. He sold the house and rented on West 5th Street, building a second time on West 6th Street, where Florence born. After working at the pottery for a short time, they rented out their 6th Street house and moved to Belle Creek MN where North managed the Farmers Cooperative Store for two and a half years. They came back to Red Wing and North managed a co-op in Waverly MN for three years and commuted from Red Wing to Waverly by train during the week and came home on the weekends. North’s sons wanted to farm and he was ready to try it. They rented their house again and moved out to the Stedman farm, which is in the vicinity of the present day Red Wing golf course. Phil ran the farm while North worked at the pottery. The family acclimated to farming and sold their house in Red Wing and moved to Herbert, Salem Township, Pierce County WI, where in 1919 they rented a 100 acre farm from George Wolf. They also bought 120 acres of mostly timbered land and struggled to clear 20 acres of it. In 1939-40, the bought the Bill Moran farm and it was in the family until Phil died in 1967. Mary was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellsworth. North was a resident of Salem Township for 46 years and served as Treasurer for 15 years. He was a farmer and his farm accounting records from 1947-52 are in the possession of his grandson, Peter Raymond Lindell. Born to them were:

( LORENA ISABEL PETERSON born February 27, 1894 Trimbelle, Pierce, WI and died December 30, 1978 Ellsworth, Pierce, WI; buried Featherstone Cemetery, Goodhue Co MN; married October 12, 1918 at Red Wing MN, Frank J. Mix born October 18, 1882 Featherstone MN and died October 6, 1951; resided at Frontenanc; and born to them was:

( LORRAINE ISABEL MIX born January 15, 1925 Red Wing MN; married Paul Wilcox

( CLARENCE FERRIS PETERSON born September 20, 1897 Red Wing MN and died there December 3, 1977; buried there Oakwood Cemetery; married May 22, 1922 at Red Wing, Harriet M. Tiederman born March 27, 1900 and died July 24, 1984 Redwing; buried with her husband. Clarence left the farm and never came back after serving in WWI; a member of the Red Wing City Council in the 1950s. Born to them were:

( BYRON JAMES PETERSON born April 15, 1923 Red Wing MN and died September 19, 1971; buried Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing; married June 27, 1943 Marjorie Helen Packer

( CAROL MINA PETERSON born June 6, 1929 Red Wing MN; married Roger Gallimore

( JEROME ANDREW PETERSON born January 9, 1932 Red Wing MN; married April 8, 1961 at Morton MN, Donna Marie Allison

( PHILIP ARTHUR PETERSON born September 1, 1901 Red Wing MN and died April 15, 1972 Salem Township, Pierce Co WI; buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Ellsworth WI; never married and stayed on the farm with his parents

( FLORENCE EUGENIA PETERSON born January 13, 1909 Red Wing MN and died 2002; buried with Carl; educated at Ellsworth High School; after graduation she worked as a clerk in the Deeds Office at Pierce Co Courthouse; she was also a telephone operator in Ellsworth; a Secretary to Associate Warden of Custody, Minnesota State Prison, Stillwater MN 1955-65; married 1st May 6, 1933 at Ellsworth WI, Carl Raymond Lindell [son of Peter Elof & Johanna (Lundquist) Lindell] born April 25, 1902 Red Wing MN and died there July 12, 1976; buried Hazelwood Cemetery, Bayport MN (cemetery and headstone photos). Carl was educated through the 8th grade in Red Wing; he began working when he was 16 years old with the Chicago Great Western Railroad and stayed with them for almost 26 years serving most of that time as a freight foreman, bill clerk, cashier and rate clerk. In the spring 1943, he went into construction work with the Kansas City Bridge Company and he worked for them for a year on jobs in Canada. He returned to the CGW RR in 1944 and the following two years did carpenter work on their bridge crew. From 1946-49, he was employed at the S. B. Foot Tanning Company in Red Wing, where he worked in their sorting and shipping departments. The Lindells moved to Bayport in 1949 and Carl went to work as a handyman and janitor at the White Pine Inn. In 1952, he joined the Anderson window making company and retired from their in 1967. Carl was a collector, postage stamps being his main hobby. Florence married 2d June 12, 1985 at Stillwater MN George Carl Kem. Born to Florence and Carl were:

( PETER RAYMOND LINDELL born March 5, 1940 Red Wing, Goodhue, MN; graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College 1962 with a B. S., in Physics; he is a corporate pilot; served in the US Navy 1962-67 serving in Newfoundland, Iceland, CA, and Japan; USN Reserves 1967-83 attaining the rank of Captain. Peter has accumulated over 15,300 hours of pilot time. In his own words: Highlight of my anti-submarine warfare career was in May of 1967 when my squadron, VP-19, was assigned to detach from NAS Moffett to NAS Agana Guam to monitor a Soviet ECHO Class nuclear submarine off the FBM Repair Facility in Guam. SOCUS had tracked two ECHO subs from Vladivostok. One had gone into the Tonkin Gulf and the other to Guam. We had a new passive acoustic sonobuoy, which allowed us to fly over him around the clock for several days. One of our destroyers put a depth charge in the water quite some distance away and the ECHO boat made a sudden high-speed departure. The resulting ‘knee curve’ acoustics were a welcome addition into the Navy’s Soviet submarine database. Our squadron was awarded the Unit Citation for this six week deployment”; married July 5, 1963 at Richfield MN, Judith Ann Anderson [dau. of Carl Sven Herman & Doris Naomi Maxine (Smith) Anderson] born July 24, 1941. Judith graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College, B. S., Education – she is a teacher and Assistant Director, Child Development Learning Center, Burnsville MN, where they reside. [Jim – Peter is the provider of the information for this twig – thanks Peter!] Born to Peter and Judith were:

( PETER RAYMOND LINDELL, JR., born and died June 11, 1966 Mountain View, Santa Clara, CA; buried Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto CA

( STEPHEN PETER LINDELL born April 24, 1967 Mountain View CA; graduated from Northwestern University 1989, B.S., EE; U.S. Navy pilot; stationed at NAS Corpus Christi TX as a multiengine instructor pilot; married October 8, 1994 at the Naval Air Station, Brunswick ME, (Cindy) Lucinda Davila. Born to them were:

( CAMDEN MAXELL LINDELL born April 9, 1997

( KARI ANN LINDELL born January 6, 1969 Edina, Hennepin, MN; graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a B. A., Communications; she is a sales manager; married August 13, 1994 at Stillwater MN, Scott Foster Bennett

( KIMBERLY JOY LINDELL born March 10, 1972 Edina MN; graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., Education – a teacher

( THOMAS JAY LINDELL born July 22, 1941 Red Wing, Goodhue, MN; received his Ph.D., in Biochemistry from the University of Iowa and he is a Professor at the University of Arizona; married 1st July 3, 1964 at Wilmer MN, Vernone Erickson; 2d November 29, 1985 at Tucson AZ, Caryl Duryee

( JERUSHA FERRIS is found in one source, but not in another; will leave for now.

( JACOB FERRIS born January 4, 1795 White Plains NY and died there July 20, 1881; married Catherine Mott and born to them were:





( SARAH FERRIS (Sarah Ann) born November 3, 1796 New York City; married name unk and born to them were [Chaplain Ferris states there were four girls in addition to the following]:

( EBENEZER (last name unk)

( CHARLES (last name unk)

( BENJAMIN FERRIS born December 20, 1799 Tarrytown NY; married June 9, 1827 Charlotte Orson [wife has same name as his brother Elijah – coincidence?](last name may have been Orsor/Orser or Olson) and born to them were:

( ELLEN FERRIS (Helen) born 1829 New York City

( GEORGE FERRIS (George F) born March 8, 1835; married July 2, 1868 Marie E. Boyles (Bayles?) of Sleepy Hollow [Jim – speculation – a George Ferris was one of the Trustees for the First Methodist Episcopal of Yonkers {at Tuckahoe} 1886]

( JACOB FERRIS (Jacob Purdy Ferris) born December 24, 1831 (1829); married 1st Anna Trotter; and 2d Mary Purdy

( CHARLES FERRIS born December 31, 1833

( CATHERINE E. FERRIS (Katharin) born May 5, 1838 and died June 1, 1876 Croton-on-Hudson; married Clarence M. Teller

( WILLIAM HARRISON FERRIS born January 23, 1804 Tarrytown NY; married a Miss Rice and born to them were:




( SARAH FERRIS married James Bisland


( MARIA FERRIS born March 25, 1806 Tarrytown NY; married John Commerford and born to them were:


( MARIA COMMERFORD married William Burnett

( JAMES MADISON FERRIS born November 5, 1809 Tarry town NY and died June 30, 1895; a farmer and an investor in real estate in White Plains NY; married Permelia Purdy (1821-1908) [dau of Jacob & Cynthia (Hart)] and born to them were:

( ELISHA PURDY FERRIS (AFN:C8NO-9J) born February 6, 1840 and died February 11, 1882; married Sarah Emiline Wright (AFN:C8NO-BP) (1842-); and born to them were:

( CARRIE CLAPP FERRIS (AFN:3JWW-QH) born February 4, 1864 White Plains NY and died June 14, 1939 Phoenix AZ; buried White Plains NY; married January 23, 1890 at New York City, Frederick Cooper Green (AFN:3JWW-PB) and born to them were:

( MARIA CONCHITA GREEN (AFN:3JWW-T1) [LDS has her name as Conchita Maria] born October 31, 1890 Chihuahua, Mexico and died December 1975; married June 21, 1920 James Tuller Rice (AFN:C8NO-HK) (c1890-)

( CORDELIA MARGARITA GREEN born October 19, 1892 Mexico; married 1928 a Mr. Cannell

( FERRIS MILTON GREEN (AFN: 3JWW-MO) born March 21/22, 1894 Milwaukee WI and died February 6, 1976 Grand Junction CO; buried Cory Cemetery, Delta Co CO; married Effie Coffey (AFN:3JWW-N5)

( FREDERICK COOPER GREEN, JR., born December 13, 1897 El Libano, Guanacaste, Costa Rica and died September 20, 1967; there is Frederick Cooper Green stoneware – is this the same guy; married 1924 Elizabeth Dow

( MARJORIE GREEN (1899-1901)

( EMMA PERMELIA FERRIS born April 23, 1868 White Plains, Westchester, NY and died July 24, 1954 Kearny, Hudson, NJ; married October 3, 1893 in NYC, Joseph Edwin Frobisher [son of Joseph & Julia (Clark)] born November 5, 1872 and died December 27, 1939 Kearny NJ; and born to them were:

( JOSEPH EDWIN FROBISHER Jr born August 14, 1895 and died September 10, 1918; killed in WWI – shot down in air combat over Cambria, France – buried Arlington Cemetery, Kearny NJ (cemetery photo) – Joseph Edwin Frobisher, Jr. American Legion Post #99, 314 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, Hudson, NJ

( RALPH SHERWOOD FROBISHER born March 29, 1899 and died August 7, 1969 Portsmouth NH; buried Newcastle NH; married June 7, 1922 in Erie PA, Margaret Regine Bryan born April 28, 1897 Erie and died February 12, 1979 Newcastle NH. Born to them were:

( EDYTHE ELEANOR FROBISHER born July 2, 1923; married c1944 William Hutchinson and born to them were:

( ELAINE HUTCHINSON born February 26, 1946

( PEGGY LOU HUTCHINSON born October 29, 1949

( BILLY HUTCHINSON born April 14, 1953

( SUSAN HUTCHINSON born May 17, 1954

( JANE HUTCHINSON born July 20, 1957

( JUNE HUTCHINSON born July 20, 1957

( JOSEPH EDWIN FROBISHER born June 3, 1931; married Dorothy Owen and born to them were:




( SALLY M. FROBISHER born January 21, 1935; married Leon Balukas and born to them were:

( TEKLA BALUKAS born July 4, 1969

( MARTIN BALUKAS born September 2, 1974

( EDITH PHYLLIS FROBISHER born July 2, 1901 Keany NJ and died June 15, 1989 Dansville NY; married July 2, 1925 in Kearny, William Pattee Whyland, Jr., [son of William & Ida (Whiting)] born July 25, 1899 Rochester NY and died there July 16, 1960. Born to them were:

( MARILYN EDYTHE WHYLAND born July 31, 1927 Kearny NJ; married June 20, 1950 in Kearny, Donald Elmer Johnson born June 21, 1925 Ridgewood NJ; and born to them were:

( DONALD EDWIN JOHNSON born July 27, 1951 Denver CO

( LINDA EDYTHE JOHNSON born March 7, 1954 Yonkers NY


( FRANCES FROBISHER WHYLAND born October 4, 1928 Kearny NJ; married September 22, 1951 in NYC, Harold Aloysius Egan Jr born May 12, 1926 and died October 24, 2002; and born to them were:

( HAROLD ALOYSIUS EGAN III born October 1, 1952 Jamaica NY; married Jean Culligan; no offspring

( STEPHEN WILLIAM EGAN born June 20, 1954; married August 2, 1980 Laureen Marie Lundon; and born to them were:

( BRIAN PATRICK EGAN born June 20, 1981 Buffalo NY

( DANIEL ROBERT EGAN born September 22, 1983 Buffalo NY

( COLLEEN KEELY EGAN born July 5, 1986 Baltimore MD

( JEANNE ELIZABETH EGAN born June 6, 1955; married William McDonald and born to them were:



( JOHN MARTIN EGAN (Jack) born December 7, 1956; married Bridget Hanley and born to them were:



( DAVID ANDREW EGAN born April 25, 1961; married Cheryl DeYoung and born to them were:



( BRIAN FRANCIS EGAN born August 24, 1965; married Mary Shaun Hennigan and born to them were:




( JENNIFER CATHERINE EGAN born April 1, 1970; married David Haske; no offspring

( DOROTHY JANE WHYLAND born March 14, 1930 Kearny NJ; married 1st September 1, 1951 in Elmira NY, Robert F. Sullivan born January 7, 1927 Elmira; married 2d May 11, 1968 in Elmira, Christopher Biggs born March 20, 1947 Elmira. Born to Dorothy and Robert were:

( KATHLEEN ANNE SULLIVAN born May 21, 1952; married in Las Vegas, Lynn Bassett and born to them was:

( MEGAN BASSETT born January 16, 1989 Las Vegas NV

( THERESE JANE SULLIVAN born July 9, 1953

( MAUREEN ROSE SULLIVAN born October 2, 1954; married Stevan Steigerwald and born to them were:



( MICHAEL PATRICK SULLIVAN born December 7, 1955

( TIMOTHY EUGENE SULLIVAN born October 6, 1958

Born to Dorothy and her second husband, Christopher, was:

( CHRISTINE EDYTHE WHYLAND born March 7, 1969 Elmira NY

( WILLIAM PATTEE WHYLAND III born January 5, 1933 Kearny NJ; married February 4, 1956 in Kearny, Janet Mae Cronkright [dau of Walter & Jessie (Clark)] born August 29, 1934 East Orange NJ. He was educated at Lehigh U. (BS in Electrical Engineering, 1954); MIT (SM in EE, 1965); and Syracuse U. (PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering 1973); served 2 years in the USAF and then went to work for General Electric, retiring in 1993. Bill is the provider of this updated information on this twig – Thanks Bill! Born to them were:

( WILLIAM ALLYN WHYLAND born June 14, 1957 Rome NY

( GLENN CLARK WHYLAND born June 21, 1959 Ithaca NY

( JEFFREY CRAIG WHYLAND born May 25, 1962 Ithaca NY; married August 22, 1992 in Baldwinsville NY, Linda Marie Wasielewski [dau of Raymond & Patricia (Lewandowski)] born February 22, 1962 Buffalo NY. Born to them were:

( NICHOLE PATTEE WHYLAND born June 10, 1993 Syracuse NY

( KALI MARIE WHYLAND born September 1, 1994 Syracuse NY

( CAROLYN PATTEE WHYLAND born March 15, 1967 Syracuse NY

( JENNIE ORVETTA FERRIS born May 4, 1874 White Plains and died 1931; married George Lindslay Baird and born to them were:

( DONALD WALLACE BAIRD born October 22, 1903 Brooklyn NY; married Geraldine Townsend

( GORDON FERRIS BAIRD born October 12, 1906 Brooklyn NY; married 1940 Marion Elizabeth Collom and born to them was:

( DONALD FERRIS BAIRD born January 11, 1942 New York City; married 1971 Lois Evelyn Masterson

( JAMES MONROE FERRIS born May 29, 1842 and died 1865 [Jim- wonder if he died in the Civil War?]

( THOMAS JEFFERSON FERRIS born November 23, 1844 and died September 12, 1912; mentally incompetent

( FRANCIS FERRIS born July 30, 1814 Greenburgh NY; married a Mr. Quinn and born to them were:





( JOHN FERRIS born February 24, 1771/2 East Chester NY and died February 23, 1824 New York City; served in the War of 1812. One source has him a Lieutenant Colonel of Artillery in that War, but his military records indicate otherwise. On September 15, 1812, he was appointed Second Lieutenant until October 13, 1812, when he was promoted to Lieutenant in Captain Nicholas Bogert’s, Jr. Company of the 2d New York Artillery Regiment which was at West Battery, New York City where he served; promoted to Captain, September 2, 1814 and given a Company in the Regiment [pay was $40.00 per month]. As a Lieutenant he had one servant and as a Captain he had two servants for which he received a subsistence for their rations. John was discharged December 3, 1814. John had a contract to sweep Washington Market for many years and had a provision store nearby or in the market. He was also a contractor and master builder of houses in New York City. On October 1, 1793, he married Sarah Watkins [dau. of Joseph & Elizabeth (Spinning) Watkins] born September 20, 1771/2 Westchester NY and died June 27, 1852 NYC. Born to them were:

( FRANCES FERRIS born October 27, 1794 and died October 9, 1796

( ANNA FERRIS born August 29, 1796 and died May 22, 1824; married 1814 James Farrand (-1828) and born to them were:

( CORNELIUS I.(BLAKLEY?) FARRAND (1815-1846) married Elizabeth McAuley of Alabama

( CHARLOTTE FARRAND (1817-) married James Edwards and born to them was:

( CHARLOTTE EDWARDS married a Mr. Mitchell and born to them was:


( EMILY WATKINS FARRAND (1819-) married Abraham Brinkerhoff Ludlam [son of John & Ann (Brinckerhoff) Ludlam] born November 9, 1815 and died May 11, 1896 New York City. Born to them was:

( EMILY LUDLAM married a Mr Calwell and born to them was:


( SARAH FARRAND born 1821 and died October 16, 1837 St. Augustine FL

( ISAAC FERRIS, LL.D., (Photograph) born October (July?) 9, 1798 New York City and died June 16, 1873 Roselle NJ. He was the third Chancellor, University of New York City from 1852-70. Early in the seventeenth century John Ferris coming from Leicestershire, England, settled in Fairfield, Connecticut, and later became one of the proprietors of Throckmorton’s Neck, in Westchester County, New York. His great grandson, Captain John Ferris, was the father of Isaac Ferris, born in the City of New York, on the 9th day of October 1798. Isaac’s father, a poor man with a large family to of children, could do little to educate him, but Isaac traded a pair of skates for a Latin grammar and he was prepared for college by the celebrated blind classical teacher, Professor Nelson. He entered Columbia when but twelve years of age, joined the military company raised among the students in the war of 1812 and did duty in the forts around New York harbor. His college course was delayed one year by this, and he was graduated from Columbia College in the class of 1816, with the highest honors of his class; having as classmates Frederick de Peyster, John Ireland, James W. Eastburn and Richard Codman. He immediately became Instructor in Latin in the Albany Academy where he taught for one year, and then studied theology under Dr. James M. Mason. Deciding to devote himself to the ministry, he entered the Theological Seminary, graduating in 1820. After a short time spent as a missionary in the Mohawk Valley, he was offered a position in the Theological Seminary to succeed Dr. John M. Mason, but instead accepted a call to the pastorate of the Reformed Dutch Church, at New Brunswick, N.J. in 1821. In 1822 he was elected a Trustee of Queen’s, now Rutgers College. In October, 1824, he became pastor of the Middle Dutch Church at Albany, and continued there until 1836, and then was called to the Market street church, New York in 1836-53, then the most fashionable church in the old 7th Ward of New York City. In 1833, he received the degree of D.D. from Union College, and in 1853, that of LL.D. from Columbia College. He went to Holland as commissioner on behalf of American missionaries in the Dutch East Indies in 1842. He was long connected with the Sunday-school union, was president of the city organization from 1837 till 1873. Dr. Ferris was one of the corporate members of the American Board of Foreign Missions. As its first corresponding secretary he did much to further its work in India, China, and Japan. The large girls’ school in Yokohama (founded by Mary Kidder) was named Ferris Seminary in his honor (opened in 1875) and still operates today as the Ferris Girls’ School (Photo). In 1840, he became connected with the American Bible Society. Dr. Ferris was largely instrumental in organizing the Young Men’s Christian Association of New York. Rutgers Female Seminary, later Rutgers Female College, one of the first institutions to afford higher education for women, was planned and established by Dr. Ferris and for a long period was its principal and the president of its board of trustees for 18 years, and was subsequently connected with the Ferris institute. In 1852, by unanimous vote, he was chosen Chancellor of the University of New York. He found the University at the lowest possible ebb, without a chancellor for two years, overwhelmed with debt, with no means, and a mere handful of students. With his rare executive ability and by great personal effort, he collected about $74,000 outside of the rentals and other receipts of the university, and thus, he put the college on its feet, paid its debts, secured for it a liberal endowment, and left it a prosperous institution. He filled the chair of moral science and Christian evidence during his whole connection with the university, and was also acting professor of constitutional and international law in 1855-69. He published numerous occasional sermons, essays, and addresses, including “Appeal to the Ministers in behalf of Sunday-Schools” (Philadelphia, 1834), and a “Report on Separate Action in Foreign Missions” (1857).In 1870, Dr. Ferris retired from active duty at the University, and became Chancellor Emeritus. He removed to Roselle, N.J., where he ended an active and useful life on the 16th of June, 1873. Dr. Ferris was tall, of very large frame, and great dignity of manner. He was a man of great benevolence and amiability. In his intercourse with his parishioners, he was genial and sympathetic. He was eminent as a scholar, and of untiring industry, and was much beloved by all who knew him. On December 30, 1820 Isaac married Catharine Ann Burchan [dau of Robert & Catherine (Ward) Burchan] born May 18, 1801 and died September 9, 1837; married second February 28, 1839 Sarah Jane Crygier born November 28, 1811 and died July 2, 1848; married third October 1, 1850 Letitia Storm born October 21, 1822 and died February 4, 1902. Among them they bore him thirteeen children. At Albany his unflinching devotion to the sick and dying of all creeds during the cholera epidemic of 1832 was remembered with gratitude forty years after the event. Rev. Ferris was a minister that was associated with several settlements; besides serving St. Paul’s of Manheim, he served Danube, Oppenhim and Herkimer, going from one to the other on horseback. From The New York Times, November 10, 1894: “A suit brought by Letitia S. Ferris, the widow of Chancellor Isaac Ferris of the University of the City of New York, who died in June 1873, to set aside a release of dower in the property of her husband, has been dismissed by Justice Ingraham of the Supreme Court. The Chancellor’s son, Richard B. Ferris, the Vice President of the Bank of New York, managed the estate. Included in the property was a residence at Roselle NJ, which the widow received, and the house 108 East Twelfth Street. The release which the widow signed was executed Dec 23, 1873. She claims that she signed it under a misapprehension as to its contents, that she was not aware that it was a release of dower and that the procurement of it was fraudulent. Justice Ingraham holds that there is no evidence of any attempt to force her to execute the release, and he says that her claim to dower in the real estate in this city would defeat the expressed intentions of her husband and would be inconsistent with the provisions of the will. The two unmarried daughters, Charlotte and Sarah, under the terms of the will received an equal interest in the use of or rents of the house 108 East Twelfth Street.” Born Isaac and Catherine were [a daughter whom died the same day she born, in 1821, is not included below; plus a son born in 1828 and died 5 weeks later]:

( CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH FERRIS born December 22, 1822 New Brunswick NJ and died December 9, 1892 New York City; unmarried

( JOHN MASON FERRIS born January 17, 1825 Albany NY and died October 5, 1911 Brooklyn NY; graduated from the U. of the City of New York 1843, studied theology at the New Brunswick seminary 1846-49 and was licensed to preach in the Dutch Reformed church 1849; Pastor of the Second Dutch Reformed Church of Tarrytown NY from 1849-1852; Dr. Ferris was involved in the movement to erect the new monument to the captors of Andre at Tarrytown and participated in the dedication by reading the Declaration of Independence; late in the fall of 1854, Rev. Ferris resigned, in order to accept an appointment as a pastor of the Board of Domestic Missions to labor as a domestic missionary in Chicago 1854-62; pastor Grand Rapids, Mich. 1862-65; professor Western Theology Seminar, Holland, Mich. 1865-65; D.D. Rutgers 1867; appointed secretary of the Board of Domestic Missions, Reformed Dutch Church, New York 1865-83; treasure of same 1886; he became editor of the “Christian Intelligencer” in 1883, and treasurer of the Foreign mission board in 1886; he was the author of a “History of Foreign Missions”, published in the “Manual of the Reformed Church” in 1869 and 1879; later resided at Brooklyn and Flatbush, L.I. (See Separate Paper.) He married 1st September 10, 1850 Mary E. Schoonmaker (1824-1868) and 2d April 13, 1871 Anna M. Martense (1829-1905) [dau of Judge Garret L. & Jane (Vanderveer) Martense]. Born to John and Mary were:

( ANNA FERRIS born July 24, 1851 Tarrytown NY and died July 3, 1932 Westfield NY; unmarried

( SUSAN LUDLOW FERRIS born January 16, 1853 Tarrytown NY and died July 16, 1910 Flatbush NY

( GEORGE NEWTON FERRIS (Photograph) born September 23, 1854 Tarrytown NY and died January 28, 1919 Flatbush NY; married June 19, 1884 Katherine M. Hills (1861-1907); no issue; buried Greenwood Cemetery. (See Separate Paper for Obituary)

Brooklyn Eagle, September 27, 1886: There were no bats flying through the halls of the Flatbush Lunatic Asylum when an EAGLE reporter called there. On the beautifully kept grounds in front of the main building were a dozen men mowing the grass and weeding the flower plots. The grand cluster of elms, maples and chestnut trees caught the fresh, cool breeze and their branches, bowing in the bright sunlight, fanned the sad faces that were clustered at the grated windows above. There was an atmosphere of quiet, even contentment, about the place which was only occasionally broken by the wild laugh, weird chant or greeting of the inmates above. The thermometer man, a genial, pleasant faced, country philosopher looking individual, wearing a tin badge upon his expansive breast, a big straw hat on his equally big head and carrying a stick, was the first to accost the EAGLE man. The thermometer man had much to say about the incalculable blessings conferred upon mankind by that valuable instrument. By a close study of the thermometer a man could, according to him, avoid all ills, as he could at any moment know when to put on flannels or dress in thinner material. An attendant had, however, watched the silver tube admirer, and gently led him away, and when last seen the thermometer was hanging to a nail in a tree and its variations being marked with childish exultation by its owner. The attendant having learned the EAGLE man’s business directed him to Dr. Shaw’s office, in the main building. During this brief space the dozen men – all insane – who had been at work on the laws and flower beds had stopped work and stared at the reporter. Some bowed, some laughed, some looked at him with a vacant air in which indescribable sadness prevailed. The Flatbush Lunatic Asylum, with all its alleged internal miseries and abuses, is certainly a pleasanter place, viewed from the outside, that the cold, white stoned, severe building on Ward’s Island, with no trees or flowering shrubs around it or miles of country scenery – nothing but the dreary, never changing flow of the East River. Dr. Shaw having gone to St. Johnland, his assistant, Dr. Ferris, received the reporter. Dr. Ferris is a broad shouldered, athletic man, of a courteous, kindly disposition and frank in manner. “Dr. Ferris,” said the reporter, “we are informed that the asylum is very much overcrowded, and the EAGLE desires to lay before its readers a plain, truthful account of the present condition of the institution?” “I will afford the EAGLE every information that lies in my power,” replied Dr. Ferris. “To begin with let me say, that this building when constructed was planned to contain as a maximum 800 patients. Today we have 613 men and 870 women under our care, not including 56 patients who are now at St. Johnland. Making a total of 1,539 patients to be provided for, where there was originally to be intended to be but 800. So today we have 1,433 patients in our care to be literally packed in a space constructed to hold 800. To watch over these we have only five doctors, fifty-nine male and sixty female nurses. That means that every female nurse has over one hundred patients to attend to, and those familiar with the treatment of insane persons must know what a terrible responsibility that is. So with the male nurses. They, as the figures show, have 100 patients each to look after. The pay of the nurses is but from $14 to $20 a month and their hours of duty from 6 in the morning until 7:30 at night. No wonder the nurses are leaving us all the time and that is is almost impossible to keep good, experienced ones, although I will say that we have some excellent male and female nurses with us today. But to cap all this we are now obliged, for want of appropriations, to keep and feed this vast army of insane patients at the most incredible sum of 92 cents per capita per week. Of course, we endeavor to get the best we can, but what can be expected to be had for three meals a day at 13 cents per person?” “Insanity,” added Dr. Ferris, “is one of those terrible diseases where the patient of the milder form suffers a thousand times more by being compelled to associate with the more violent inmate. In our present overcrowded condition Dr. Shaw, with his assistants, has endeavored to classify the different forms of dementia and thus keep as near as possible together the patients suffering from almost similar forms of this awful disease. But come, now,” said the doctor, “and see for yourself how we are situated.” Dr. Ferris did not seize, as a morning contemporary so tragically describes, a bunch of keys that dangled from an iron chain. He merely took a peculiarly shaped steel key from his pocket. This key remarked to the reporter is the open sesame of the whole institution. Each nurse and watchman has one and all the locks are alike. “I am afraid,” remarked Dr. Ferris, laughing, “that the New York reporter who saw streams water trickling through the sodden walls; bats flying through the halls and watchmen carrying bunches of keys, must certainly have, to speak vulgarly, had the bats. I will begin by showing you the worst part of this institution. I will take you into the basement wards, where the troglodyte patients are kept.” Down two flights of steps the reporter followed the doctor. A strong, thick, wooden door, that swung noiselessly upon its hinges, was opened, and as it closed the reporter found himself in a long corridor, at least three feet below the level of the ground. This place has been condemned by grand juries, physicians, visitors and others, but owing to the overcrowded condition of the institution what was originally intended as collars, store rooms, wash houses, and other work rooms, is now the abode of that class of insane persons which the doctor classified as the living dead. Sitting on rude benches in corners were men suffering from the worst forms of paresis. With drooping head, powerless limbs, glassy eyes staring into vacancy, devoid of all feeling and sense, moving when moved; hardly able to eat, going to bed when led there, friendless, nameless, dead in life, each were the companion of the unfortunate McCarthy, for whose death through alleged gross negligence Keeper Charles D. T. Edgerton is now awaiting trial. “Here is the bathtub in which that unfortunate occurrence took place,” said Dr. Ferris. “There is no one regrets it more than I do, but I must say this for Edgarton that a better, kinder and more patient nurse I have rarely met with than he was. He had been twice discharged previously for being under the influence of drink, but that day I am positive he was sober. The class of patients to which McCarthy belonged are so utterly helpless that it would be revolting to describe their habits. Yet Edgarton had this entire ward to attend to. He had to dress, wash, feed and watch over them, and I know the man too well to believe that he had the water turned on too hot. While his attention was called away, after putting McCarthy in the bath, it is not improbable that some patient, in a mad freak, turned on the hot water, and the poor paralytic, unable to help himself, met with this terrible death. As an instance of the sudden strange freaks of these demented persons, I may mention that two days ago one of our quietest patients sat at table. In front of her was another patient belonging to another ward. In a moment, without even giving the attending nurses the least cause of suspicion, this patient hurled a cap of hot tea in the other’s face. Of course she was quickly subdued, the nurses taking her away. But for the thorough discipline of the nurses there might have been trouble in a room where 250 mad women were huddled together at dinner, with only ten sane women to watch over them, and at the same time act as waitresses.” In this living tomb the reporter saw, both in the mail and female departments, the saddest and most painful forms of dementia. In the men’s wards were the epilopiles, crouching low, with that awful look of dread about them, as if waiting with affright the coming of another fit which would crush them in all its horrid tortures at an unexpected moment. Sixteen beds were stretched upon the stone floor of a bin that would hardly serve six. “We have to put these beds on the floor,” said Dr. Ferris, “because at night these patients are frequently taken with fits and roll off. If the beds were raised they might strike their heads on the stone floor and kill themselves before discovered by one of the three night watchmen, who alone are employed to make the tours of this institution.” A tall powerful negro walked up and down the corridor, heeding nobody. A thin, worn out, cadaverous man sat sobbing to himself alone. A slim built, overgrown, unshapely young man, with a baby sized head and an immense mouth, sat opposite the man who sobbed, and kept continually laughing, as an infant would when nursed. Further on a man with a most woebegone expression dragged himself wearily along, turning around at every moment, as if expecting some one who came not, and his face each time looked sadder than before. As with the men, so with the women, only with the latter the sight was more painful and depressing. In one place sat a thin, haggard looking woman, whose face was so pinched that the bones protruded. Her livid countenance, had a bluish tinge; her large deep set glassy eyes, her thin, long gray hair, falling upon her shoulders, realized the startling picture of “Death” by Holbein. “Now,” said Dr. Ferris, “let me say one thing here. You see the walls are damp, but there are no streams of water trickling through them. We are compelled by circumstances to use these underground vaults, but we keep them as well ventilated and dry as we can, and it is ridiculous for any paper to publish that physicians would allow their reputations to be ruined by such unheard of cruelties as we are accused of. Now let us go and see what we may term the harmless insane;” and Doctor Ferris led the way up two stories and with the same key opened the strong door that gave admittance to the various wards upon that floor. It was next to impossible to find in some cases here any proof of insanity, so far as the expression and action of the patients went. A young, good looking, intelligent man sat in one of the sunlit rooms reading a paper. As he saw the doctor he arose from his chair and asked him to allow him to go to court, as he wanted to hear some cases tried…….. remainder of article unavailable.

Brooklyn Eagle, May 1, 1888: Dr. G. Newton Ferris, medical superintendent of the Kings County Insane Asylum at Flatbush, after over ten years connection with that institution, some time ago tendered his resignation, to take effect on May 1. The Commissioners of Charities and Corrections accepted the same with regret, as the services of the doctor were held in high esteem. The nurses, both male and femal, in the institution ever which he had charge, in order to show their high appreciation of him, adopted at a meeting suitable resolutions of respect. A committee of ten was appointed to have the same engrossed and presented to the doctor. Dr. Shanks, of the asylum who succeeds the retiring superintendent, in behalf of the committee presented the resolutions. Set in the center was the portrait of Dr. Ferris. The committee and Dr. Shanks were seated in a room near the office of the asylum and a messenger was dispatched to Dr. Ferris announcing that his presence was needed. In a few minutes he arrived. Dr. Shanks, in a few appropriate remarks, thanked Dr. Ferris on behalf of the nurses of the institution for his kindness in the past and presented the resolution to him. The doctor responded briefly, thanking his old helpmates for their token of esteem. The resolutions and accompanying preamble are as follows:

Whereas, G. Newton Ferris, M.D., has resigned the position of superintendent of this institution, therefore

Resolved, That in his retirement we tender him our sincere thanks for the many kindnesses experienced at his hands while in management of this institution. He has won for himself, by h is uniform courtesy, considerate kindness and impartial treatment the respect and friendship of those who hand the honor of serving under him.

Resolved, That in his new departure we wish h im every possible blessing and success, and we doubt not but those who will have the honor to associate with him will soon learn to appreciate his sterling qualities as we have.

Resolved, That these resolutions be suitably engrossed and presented him as a token of the respect and admiration we have for h im as an official and a gentleman. The Committee. After the presentation a dance was given to the patients, after which the retiring superintendent received the well wishes of all the employees on his new undertaking.

Presume this is same fella – Brooklyn Eagle, December 30, 1901: Thomas Connors, 45 years old, a well known resident of Flatbush, who resided at 3 Canton avenue, was taken suddenly ill yesterday morning and started for the office of Dr. Newton G. Ferris at 910 Flatbush avenue. When Dr. Ferris opened his front door at 7:30 o’clock he found the dead body of Connors on his front stoop and an investigation showed that life had been extinct for perhaps a half hour. The body was taken to the Grant street police station and afterward removed to the Caton avenue residence on permission of the coroner. Mr. Connors had always lived in Flatbush and for the past fourteen years had been in the employ of the Rev. Dr. Cornelius L Wells of the Flatbush Reformed Church.

( RICHARD SCHOONMAKER FERRIS born December 25, 1856 Chicago IL and died July 6, 1862 Flatbush NY

( CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH FERRIS born September 29, 1861 Chicago IL and died July 6, 1862 Grand Rapids MI

( RICHARD BURCHAN FERRIS (Photograph) born January 6, 1827 Albany NY and died October 5, 1911 Pelham NY; received a B.A. 1844 from NYU and a M.A. 1847; started in banking as Assistant Bookkeeper 1849 and became Vice President of The Bank of New York in 1882; married 1st February 7, 1854 Sarah Ann Demarest (1829-1882); and 2d August 1, 1883 Mary Louise Sammis (1851-1942). Born to Richard and Sarah were:

( RICHARD BURCHAN FERRIS, JR., born December 5, 1854 Brooklyn NY and died February 21, 1927; graduated from NYU 1874, C.E.; Civil Engineer, Jersey City NJ 1874-76; Clerk, Bank of NY, 1877-80; Civil Engineer, 1880-88; importer of flower seeds and florist, 1888; Landscape architect 1888-90; Editor of The Blossom, 1886-92; Photographer, 1891; author and publisher of Catskill Mountain Guide, 1897. At one time lived at 57 Van Buren St., Kingston NY. He married July 27, 1882 Louise Lehman (1852-1927) and born to them were:

( LOUIS WYANT FERRIS born August 18, 1887 Keene Valley NY; married 1st September 21, 1918 Mildred F. Nelson (1891-1921); and 2d April 29, 1928 Edith G. Weed born 1907

( HELEN LOUISE FERRIS born October 9, 1894 Kingston NY

( ALBERT WARREN FERRIS (Photograph) born December 3, 1856 Brooklyn NY and died October 4, 1937; educated Adelphi Academy, Brooklyn 1865-67; Newark NY Academy 1869-70; Newark Latin School 1872-73; Hasbrouck Institute, Jersey City, 1873-74; New York U. A.B. 1878; A.M. 1885; Columbia U., M.D. 1882; married September 29, 1897 Juliet A. Gavette. He did his medical and surgical internship at Kings Co. Hospital, Brooklyn 1883-85; assistant resident physician Sanford Hall which was a private asylum for mental disease, Flushing NY 1885-91; private practice in New York City; assistant in neurology, Columbia U. 1893-1901; numerous other medical associations. Trustee and treasurer, Rutgers Female College NY, 1891-92.He was President of the New York State Commission in Lunacy, 1908 and at that time he was appointed by Chief Justice Hughes, as Prosecution Alienist in the famous Thaw trial for the slaying of Standford White. He married, September 29, 1897, Juliet Anne Cavett (1854/8-1923) and at one time, lived at 114 W.69th St., New York City; no issue

( JAMES DEMAREST FERRIS (Photographs) born September 15, 1859 Brooklyn NY and died May 5, 1927 Edgewater Park NJ; graduated from NYU with a B.S. 1879 and C.E. 1879; Clerk with W. H. Power & Co, grain merchants 1879-81; in Bank of NY 1881-87; Central Bank of Philadelphia, 1887; James Moore Iron Works, Philadelphia, 1888; J. B. Brenniser & Co, Cloths, Philadelphia, 1890; Kansas City MO 1890-92; Manager, Chicago Branch, 1892-93; with J. C. Baker & Co., drugs, Philadelphia, 1892; resided at one time at 4514 Osage Ave., Philadelphia PA; married October 14, 1884, Kate Dungan (1863-1928) and born to them were:

( ISABEL DUNGAN FERRIS (Photograph) born December 16, 1885 Brooklyn NY and died May 25, 1957. Isabel was a musician and a Professor of Music, Wilson College in Chambersburg PA. She taught piano, harp, organ, and also composed and published church music. Received several degrees in music from Columbia U. and U. of Pennsylvania; unmarried

( EFFIE WATSON FERRIS (Photograph) born March 6, 1887 Brooklyn NY and died October 4, 1955; received her Nursing Degree from the School of Nursing, U. of Pennsylvania; R.N.; married June 29, 1912, Frank Albert Paul, a lawyer.; no issue [See Photograph]

( RICHARD BURCHAN FERRIS (Photograph) born February 27, 1891 Kansas City MO and died April 25, 1973; graduated from U. of Pennsylvania, E.E., 1917; served with the 316th Infantry, as a First Lieutenant, during WWI, AEF, France. [See Photograph] He married, August 15, 1917, Mabel Gertrude Collier (1896-1958) and born to them were:

( ANNA ELIZABETH FERRIS (Photograph) born November 29, 1918; educated at NYU, B.S. Physical Education and Science 1942 and Columbia U. Teachers College, M.A. 1966, Therapeutic Recreation; unmarried. [See photograph] [Jim – The photographs included of this family were graciously provided by Anna. Thank You, Anna. ]

( RICHARD BURCHAN FERRIS, JR II (Photograph) born April 22, 1920 Brooklyn NY and died April 9, 1944 at New Guinea, WWII. Richard was a P-38 Pilot, Lieutenant Commander, USN; married January 29, 1943 Alma Hoffman; no issue

( ROBERT COLLIER FERRIS born January 22, 1922 New York City; served in WWII as a Lieutenant in B-24 Bombers; educated at NYU graduating 1947, Mathematics; he was a Research Analyst; married February 15, 1947 Alma Hoffman born December 10, 1920. Alma was educated at Beaver College, Clothing Design, B. A. 1942. She was a teacher of pre-school handicapped. Born to Robert and Alma were:

( ROBIN COLLIER FERRIS born December 20, 1947; a multiple handicapped child; employed at sheltered workshops and home industries

( MARY VIRGINIA FERRIS born March 20, 1949 and died in April 1949

( MARY LYNN FERRIS born October 31, 1950; educated at the Virginia Commonwealth U. with a B.A., Fine Arts (History) 1973; a Television Director for NBC; married February 14, 1975 Richard Voile Webb born June 9, 1952. Richard graduated from V.C.U, in 1973 with a B.A. in History and is a salesman. Born to Mary and Richard was:

( PARIS RICHARD WEBB born December 15, 1976

( RICHARD BURCHAN FERRIS III born September 25, 1951; educated at Richmond U., graduating 1975 with a B.A., English; a Technical Writer

( LESLIE ANN FERRIS born October 29, 1955; educated at the U. of Virginia, B.S. Physical Education 1979; employed by the C.I.A. as an Intelligence Interpreter; married January 23, 1984 Richard Emmett Haughney born December 18, 1946. Richard was educated at Wilkes College PA with a B.S. in Computer Science; employed by the C.I.A. as a Physical Scientist

( SARA DEMAREST FERRIS born July 25, 1923 Englewood NJ; educated at Barnard College, B.A. History 1945, Phi Beta Kappa Award; American University, M.A., Education, 1972; Catholic U. M.A., Psychology, 1977; married November 11, 1946 William Charles Jones III born November 3, 1920 Blackwell TX and died October 30, 1999. William was educated at Texas Tech, 1940-41; West Point, 1941-44, B.S.; Army 1944-45 (First Lieutenant); Foreign Service Officer 1946-80. Born to Sara and William were:

( ANNE ELIZABETH JONES born May 6, 1941? Munich, Germany; educated at Swarthmore College, B.A., History 1970; Foreign Service Officer; married April 9, 1977 Thomas Anthony Homan born November 20, 1944 Lexington NE; educated at St. Benedict’s College, 1960-62, U. of Maryland 1964-67, B.A., Political Science 1967; Foreign Service Officer; Anne kept her maiden name after marriage. Born to Anne and Thomas was:

( TODD WILLIAM HOMAN-JONES born December 17, 1980 Washington, D.C

( KATHLEEN FERRIS JONES born May 17, 1949; educated at M.I.T. 1967-71, B.S. Geophysics; M.S. Geophysics U. of Washington; MSE, Civil Engineering U of Washington; Physicist, Naval Engineer; married September 6, 1979 Donald Kole Perovich; educated at Michigan St. U.; U. of Washington, PhD candidate; Glaciologist. Kathleen kept her maiden name after marriage. Kathleen is in the MIT Sailing Hall of Fame. See “Net for information on her. She joined the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory as a research physical scientist in 1987, in the snow and ice division.

( SARA MARGARET JONES born September 20, 1951 Monterey, Mexico; educated at Lawrence U, B. A., German 1974; U. of Maryland, M.S.W., 1976. Social worker; grant administrator; assistant casting Director for M.G.M.

( DIANA MICHELLE JONES born September 6, 1954 Paris, France; educated at Lawrence U., 1972-74; Catholic U., 1974-78, B.M., 1978, Cello; married 1995 Brett Thomas

( JAMES PETER FERRIS (Photograph) born July 25, 1932 Nyack NY; educated U. of Pennsylvania, B.S., Chemistry 1954; Indiana U., Ph.D. 1958 in natural products chemistry; postdoctoral researcher at MIT, 1958-59; Assistant Professor, Florida State U., 1959-64; research associate at the Salk Institute, 1964-67; and much, much more. Professor of Chemistry, Cogswell Laboratory, Rensselaer Poly Inst., Troy NY; awarded 1969 a NIH Career Award which enabled him to expand the scope of his studies to research programs at the interface of chemistry and biology. Visiting appointments were at the NASA Ames Research Center, the Eidgenossiche Technische Hochschule in Zurich. He is the Editor of the journal Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere and he chairs the NASA Exobiology Advisory Committee. He is a Trustee of the Universities Space Research Association representing the Northeastern US region. In 1996 he was awarded the Oparin Medal of the International Society for the Study of the Origins of Life for his research on the origins of life. See 1995 Who’s Who. He married, first, September 3, 1955, Joan Elizabeth Herrlich born July 27, 1936. She was the Associate Executive of Albany United Presbyterian Church of the U.S. – they divorced in 1985. He married, second, March 7, 1992, Susan Shipherd, born January 5, 1943; U. of Albany, B.S. in Biology, 1964 [See Photograph]; 1996 Who’s Who. Born to James and Joan were:

( ALISON RUTH FERRIS born January 5, 1963 Tallahassee FL; graduated from the Emma Willard School and student at the U. of North Carolina, History of Art Major

( LAURA JEAN FERRIS (Photograph) born February 16, 1965 LaJolla CA; student at Emma Willard School, major study was music – flute. U. Of Pennsylvania, B.A., Psychology 1987; Case Western, M.S.W. 1993; Certified Social Worker; married 1987 Garrett Hamlin; R.P.I, M.E., 1987; Architecture, M.A. 1996 [See Photograph]

( SARAH DEMAREST FERRIS born April 23, 1894 and died 1974 Canada; graduated from Temple U., School of Education; an instructor of the Dance; had her own School of Dance in Philadelphia; performed with Isadora Duncan; married Harold Huntington Corson [son of John H & (Bertha (Eltoft) Huntington] born January 28, 1881 Halifax, England and died 1958; and born to them were:

( HAROLD HUNTINGTON CORSON, JR. born December 2, 1931 Punjab, Lahore, India; married September 6, 1958 Shirley Bloodsworth (1935-); and born to them were:

( SHARON DEMAREST CORSON born October 4, 1961; married Kevin Wayne Turner (1930-) and born to them were:




( DAVID HAROLD CORSON (1964-) married 1st Robin Beth Vander Ven (1963-); 2d Ellan Oxhandler (1949); David has provided updated info; see his website; and born to him and Robin was:


( SARA DEMAREST CORSON born September 15, 1933 Kingsbridge, England; married 1st S Douglas Orchard – divorced; married 2d Casey Verlaan – divorced. Born to Sara and Casey were:

( JOHN VERLAAN (1965-) (Jason)


( KATHRYN (CATHERINE) SCHOONMAKER FERRIS born March 21, 1900 Philadelphia PA and died December 28, 1950; married October 14, 1927 at Edgewater Park NJ, Beverly Warner Linderman(1898-1953); no issue

( ISAAC FERRIS FERRIS born March 26, 1864 Brooklyn NY and died February 3, 1939 Biddeford ME; married 1st Harriet Bird Lambert and 2d Lurana Sheldon. Born to Isaac and Harriet was:

( LILLIAN DEMARESTA FERRIS born October 1891 Arlington NJ

Born to RICHARD and his second wife, Mary was:

( JOHN MASON FERRIS born July 14, 1893; married 1926 Clara Barry of Pelham Manor NY and born to them were:

( JOHN MASON FERRIS III (Photograph) born July 9, 1927

( MARJORIE GAY FERRIS born May 19, 1931 Mt. Vernon

( CATHARINE BURCHAN FERRIS born April 8, 1830 Albany NY and died November 13, 1903 New York City; buried Fairfield CT; married January 29, 1852 George Edward Lockwood born December 28, 1825 New York City and died April 10, 1859 [Robert Lockwood line]. Born to them were:

( WILLIAM LOCKWOOD born November 29, 1852 New York City; unmarried

( ISAAC FERRIS LOCKWOOD (Photo) born February 23, 1855 Dubuque, Iowa and died March 10, 1927 New York City. From A Tribute, published by The New York Public Library, 1927: Mr Lockwood, for many years Bursar of the Library, died suddenly at his desk on the afternoon of Friday, March 10, after thirty-four years’ service with the Library. He born in Dubuque, Iowa, on February 23, 1855, the son of George Edward and Catherine (Burchan Ferris) Lockwood. He took his name from his mother’s father, Rev Isaac Ferris, who was chancellor of New York University from 1852 until his retirement in 1870 as chancellor emeritus. He studied at his grandfather’s university, taking the degrees of B.S. and C.E. in 1873, and giving the commencement oration at graduation. The next twenty years saw him in various activities. For three years he followed his profession as civil engineer. In 1876 he taught in the school his mother had established. In 1882 he was associated with Mrs William B Rice and Miss Louisa Lee Schuyler in the work of the New York State Charities Aid Association. For a short time he was with Scribner’s Magazine, writing general articles and book reviews. He wrote two books, “The Nature of Poetry” and “A Few Steps in Philosophy“. In June 1893, he was chosen superintendent of the Lenox Library in succession to Dr George H Moore, who had died in May 1892. In the service of the Lenox and The New York Public libraries he spent the rest of his life. The title of his position changed from time to time, but the man himself changed little except to grow more strongly in the respect and affection of those privileged to work with him. When Dr Billings reorganized the staff of the Library in 1896, after he took active charge of the newly consolidated institutions, he brought Mr Lockwood from the Lenox building to the Astor and made him Business Superintendent. Another change of title took place when the new Central Building was opened in 1911 and Mr Lockwood became Bursar. Throughout his life he took a keen interest in art. Largely self-taught, he came to sketch and draw well, and he found in pastel a satisfactory medium of expression. As a great-grandson of Rev. William Lockwood (1753-1828), Brigade Chaplain to Nixon and Patterson’s brigade of Massachusetts’s troops in 1780 and 1783, he was a member of the Society of Cincinnati and of the Sons of the Revolution. He married June 5, 1889 Sarah Wisner [dau of William Henry & Eleanor Bowne (Horner) Wisner] born in July 1850 NYC and dfied October 1944; (Thanks to Ferris Cook for this info!) and born to them were:

( PRISCILLA LOCKWOOD born July 29, 1890 and died July 28, 1990 Huntington, Suffolk, NY; married June 5, 1922 Alfred Fullerton Loomis [son of Charles Battell & Mary Charlotte (Fullerton) Loomis] born August 23, 1890 Flatbush NY and died March 26, 1968 Huntington, Suffolk, NY;

Alfred F. Loomis was a distinguished yachtsman and writer. He was a member of Yachting magazine’s staff for 34 years, and was senior associate editor for that publication at the time of his death. In addition to a wealth of articles and news stories he wrote a monthly column, “Under the Lee of the Longboat,” which, over the years, became an international institution. Under the pseudonym of “Spun Yarn” he was a tireless campaigner in behalf of the yachtsman’s rights and traditions. One of the highlights of his column was the reporting of potential candidates for membership of his fictional organization, “The Lee Rail Vikings,” a select group of yachtsman noted for their bad conduct and poor sportsmanship. Alfred Loomis, by a yardstick, was the dean of ocean racing historians. He wrote voluminously, and his book Ocean Racing is a classic on the subject. He was the author of many other books. One of the best known to American yachtsmen was Ranging the Maine Coast. In 1912 he made a five-month trip down the Inland Waterway, wrote the story for Motor Boating, then went to work for that magazine and subsequently became an associate editor. In the years that followed he cruised extensively in various parts of the world, an activity which was interrupted by service in the Navy during both World Wars. He was an avid maker of motion pictures which he showed during his long career as a lecturer. In 1928 he made the first of three Trans-Atlantic passages in sailing vessels, navigating PINTA in the race to Spain. In 1933 he navigated the Schooner BRILLIANT in her Trans-Atlantic passage, and in 1935 navigated the J-boat YANKEE to England and campaigned aboard her that summer. During the course of his long career afloat he established an offshore racing record that will probably never be equaled: 17 Bermuda and 11 Fastnet races, and participation in the Trans-Pacific, Los Angeles-Mazatlan, Miami-Montego, Buenos Aires-Rio, Port Huron and Chicago Mackinacs as well as innumerable shorter races both in this country as well as abroad. At the time of his death he still owned the Linton Rigg designed HOTSPUR, built in 1929, a 32-footer that her owner insisted was a cutter, despite the fact that the late Bill Taylor protested that she was indeed a sloop. HOTSPUR was the vessel in which Alf made many memorable cruises in company with his wife, whom his many readers know affectionately as “P.L.” He was a member of a score and more yacht clubs both here and abroad, including the Cruising Club of America, Trans-Pacific, Royal Ocean Racing and the Ocean Cruising clubs. His rich and distinguished career and his contribution to the sport he loved so well is incalculable. Everything he wrote was identifiable by his incisive wit, dry humor, and, as one reader put it, “his tactful acidity.” While oft times his typewriter became a ruthless weapon when championing a cause, he was at all times fair, and in person his infectious grin became a trademark. (Extracted from Yachting magazine, May 1968.) Alfred F. Loomis, whose first book, The Cruise of The Hippocampus, appears on the summer list of the Century Company, born August 23, 1890, a son of Charles Battell Loomis and May F. Loomis. His boyhood was passed in Connecticut and New Jersey, where he received a public school education, concluding with two terms at a New York military academy. In 1921 he forsook dry land and embarked with a friend on a motor boat cruise to Florida. Returning after some months with undiminished enthusiasm, he accepted the associate editorship of the marine magazine Motor Boating, where for five years he watched the sea from the shoreward side of the breakers. The World War ended this bondage, and early in 1917 he enlisted in the naval reserve with a stated preference for duty on the 110-foot submarine chasers. At first he was assigned to edit the service paper in Newport, R.I. but subsequently he got his wish, and March of the following year saw him bound for the war zone on one of the S. C.’s – the smallest class of naval vessels that have ever crossed the Atlantic under their own power. A month after the Armistice, belated orders arrived, and while on duty in the ex-enemy city of Spalato, Dalmatia, Mr. Loomis was commissioned Ensign. Thereafter until the spring of 1919 he roamed the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas, and August of that year found him back in New York, navigator of the winning chaser in a race from Bermuda that shattered all motor boat records for that course. Inured to the hazards of small-boat warfare, Mr. Loomis then resigned his commission and embraced the perilous calling of free-lance writing. Following the leadership of his pen, in the summer of 1920 he cruised single-handed from New York to Eastport, Maine, in an open motor boat, compiling information for a boatman’s pathfinder that appeared serially in the magazine Country Life. Having explored the entire Atlantic seaboard from Maine to Florida, his fancy took him farther afield, and in the spring of 1921 Mr. Loomis embarked with two shipmates in the 28-foot yawl Hippocampus, bound for Panama. His first book chronicles the various vicissitudes of that care-free voyage, and the end records the arrival in Balboa of the smallest vessel that ever traversed the Panama Canal on a long distance cruise. The yawl, still the vehicle of his wanderings and literary efforts, is now in storage at Gatun Lake. (Extracted from a resume written by Alfred F. Loomis, ca. 1922)

The New York Times, August 1, 1990 – Priscilla Lockwood Loomis, who received an award from Major Edward I. Koch in 1981 for 75 year of volunteer charity work, died Saturday at a nursing home in Huntington, L.I. She was 99 years old and formerly lived in Manhattan. In the award, Mr. Koch praised her “dedicated volunteer service and the quality, scope and significant impact of her contribution, especially in the day care and early childhood eduction.” She began as a teen-ager, giving piano lessons at the Union Settlement House on East 104th Street. She became active in its day-care program and was a director for five decades. In the 1940s, she was a founding member of the Day Care Council of New York City. Mrs. Loomis, who was born in Litchfield, Conn, graduated from Barnard College and married Alfred F. Loomis in 1922. He died in 1968. She is survived by a daughter, Sally Loomis Campbell of Cold Spring Harbor, L.I., three sons, Worth, of Hartford, Robert, of Huntington, and Harvey, of Manhattan; 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

and born to them were:

( ALFRED WORTHINGTON LOOMIS married Louise Harding Earle; and born to them were:






( ROBERT LOCKWOOD LOOMIS born January 12, 1926; married Julia Wolfe; and born to them were:



( SUSAN WISNER LOOMIS born March 8, 1928; married April 28, 1951 Ward Clarke Campbell; Susan has provided updated/corrected info through her cousin Ferris Cook – thanks, Susan!!; and born to them were:




( HARVEY BATTELL LOOMIS born July 18, 1931; married September 15, 2001 Linda Byrd Francke – presumably not 1st marriage

( ELEANOR LOCKWOOD born July 26, 1891 Litchfield CT and died November 1978; married June 5, 1918 Joseph Delaney Burge [son of Joseph & Catherine (Stark) Burge] born October 11, 1890 Louisville KY and died April 19, 1957 Guatemala; (presume this is same guy) a Joseph Delaney Burge, a lumber prospector from Kentucky, stumbled upon a piece of natural paradise near Atitlan, Guatemala which has been turned into a coffee finca that was struggling to survive. Burge bought the finca and offered it to his son, Joseph Jr, to manage. Joe Jr and his Tennessee-born wife Mary knew nothing of Guatemala or the Spanish language. But they packed their bags and moved to the Central American wilderness to forge an adverturous life. Joe died young but his son Andy took his place alongside Mary to steer the business through the perilous years of revolution from the 1960s until the later ‘90s. Now Andy, his wife Monica, and the still-feisty Mary are meeting the challenge of surviving the bottoming coffee market and tailoring Tarrales into a more resilient entity that incorporates a nature reserve and a blossoming exotic plant nursey; see; and born to them were:

( NANCY BURGE born March 9, 1922 Louisville KY; married April 20, 19143 Norman William Cook Jr, [son of Norman William & Deborah (Potts) Cook] born July 27, 1920 and died NYC; and born to them were:



( FERRIS COOK (Photo) born December 28, 1950 NYC; a professional artist and author; Who’s Who in America; married February 26, 1979 Kenneth L. Krabbenhofft and lives upstate NY. Ferris has graciously provided additional family information for her twig of the Treethanks Ferris! Kenneth is a Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures at New York U.; BA Yale 1968; MA 1979 NYU; Ph.D 1982; author. Born to them was:



( SARAH WATKINS FERRIS born October 3, 1832 Albany NY and died February 8, 1921 Edgewater Park NJ; unmarried

( ANNA TRUAX FERRIS born February 22, 1835 Albany NY and died August 18, 1839 Clintonville NJ

( LAURA GOODRICH FERRIS born July 31, 1837 New York City and died September 20 (30?), 1908 Chicago IL; married November (22) 25, 1862, Louis (Lewis) Viele [son of Ludovicus & Laville (Stearns) Viele] born September 24, 1826 and died 1908; resided Chicago. Born to them were:

( CATHERINE BURCHAN VIELE born July 28, 1864 Chicago IL and died January 15, 1935; unmarried

( JAMES KING VIELE born September 28, 1867 Chicago and died there February 11, 1910; unmarried

( LEWIS VIELE II born June 16, 1869 Chicago and died there August 20, 1869

( LAVILLE STEARNS VIELE born July 21, 1871 Chicago

( HELEN FERRIS VIELE born July 14, 1875

( EDITH LOUISE VIELE born December 25, 1876

ISAAC married 2d February 28, 1839 Sarah Jane Crygier born November 28, 1811 and died July 2, 1848; born to them were:

( ISAAC WARDE FERRIS born March 23, 1840 New York City and died December 25, 1900 Mt. Vernon; M.D. from NYU 1867; married May 18, 1870 Cornelia Swart Danforth born April 17, 1846 and born to them were:

( MARY DANFORTH FERRIS born December 1, 1871 Grand Rapids MI and died September 16, 1933 Paris, France; unmarried

( CORNELIA WARDE FERRIS born December 25, 1873; married October 10, 1905 Bertram Lucius Webster and born to them were:

( JEAN DANFORTH WEBSTER married August 20, 1932 Arthur Scott Platt



( MARY ANN FERRIS born October 9, 1845 New York City; unmarried

( JOHN ASHFIELD FERRIS born June 10 (30), 1848 and died September 20, 1848

ISAAC married 3d October 1, 1850, Letitia Storm [dau of Abraham G. & Susan (Van Wyck) Storm] born October 21, 1821/22 and died February 4, 1902; born to them were:

( EDWARD STORM FERRIS born November 30, 1851 New York City and died April 16, 1854

( HARRIET FRANCES FERRIS born July 9, 1854 and died August 1, 1870 Clifton Springs NY

( MORRIS PATTERSON FERRIS born October 3, 1855 New York City and died October 26, 1918 Garden City NY; educated at NYU, graduated with a B.A. 1874; graduated NYU Law School, LLB 1876; lawyer with the firm of Taylor & Ferris. Morris was a trustee of the New York State Historical Association; member of the Council Order Foreign Wars; registrar War of 1812; belonged to numerous clubs and patriotic societies; Secretary New Society of the Sons of the Revolution (1901); prominent lawyer; married September 4, 1879 in Poughkeepsie NY, Mary Lanman Douw [dau of John DePeyster & Marianne Chandler (Griswold) Douw] [or dau of John DePeyster & his 1st wife Margaret S. (Van Rensselaer) Douw] born May 22, 1855 Poughkeepsie NY and died March 31, 1932 Hempstead, Long Island NY. Mary was a graduate of Cook’s Collegiate Institute, Poughkeepsie NY 1874; an author: Dutch Nursery Rhymes of Colonial Times; Random Rhymes of Old Dutch Times; History of Fort Crailo; The Van Cortlandt Mansion; Colonial Dames; Legend of New Year’s Eve; The Schepen’s Dream; Grandmother’s Cake Basket, etc.; Founder of Daughters of the Cincinnati; member Colonial Dames of State of New York; Editor The American Author. Contributed to various magazines and newspapers on Americana and genealogy. Resided in New York City, Hempstead and Yonkers NY. Both are listed in Who’s Who in America and listed in the 1918 New York Social Register.

Brooklyn Eagle, March 6, 1881: Last night a meeting of the property owners of the Seventh Ward was held at the residence of Mr. Morris P. Ferris, 45 Cambridge place, to consider the improvement of the square bounded by Greene, Grand, Classon and Lafayette avenues, and intersected from Grand to Classon avenue by Clifton place. The land is 725 by 470 feet, and its assessed value is $90,360. It forms part of the Jackson Hollow farm, and consists of 119 lots, owned by some thirty different persons. It is proposed to close Clifton place, and seek through legislative aid to convert the whole into a beautiful park. There were present Dr. Gatlin, Mr. Lynde A. Catlin, Mr. J.S. Stearns, Mr. Isaac Howland, Mr. F. C. Clark, Mr. C. Elmore, Mr. A. Ward Brigham, and Mr. A. Comstock. Hon. W. H. Waring and others. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Ferris, and Mr. James S. Stearns was chosen chairman and Mr. Ferris secretary. Mr. Waring said that the object was contemplated some time ago, but owing to one thing and another nothing was done. Mr. Ferris, in answer to a question, said that the actual value of the property was about $150,000, and the whole value of property in the ward was estimated at $15,000,000. If the assessment was laid on an area extending 1,000 or 1,500 feet in circuit, the expense could be met by an assessment of 1 ½ per cent, extending over several years. Mr. Clark thought that the property was worth more than twice the sum named. Mr. Waring described the condition of the part of Jackson Hollow referred to, and said that if the property owners desired him to represent them, he was willing to do so. A park would not only beautify the neighborhood, but it would also improve the adjacent property and afford the children of residents a pleasant resort. Mr. Ferris thought the only way to get possession of the property was to have it appropriated for a park. It could not be bought, as the title was in dispute. The only piece of property on the land which was really valuable was on the corner of Lafayette and Classon avenues. Mr. Ferris moved that a committee of three be appointed to circulate petitions among the residents in favor of the project, and to see to the preparation of a bill to be submitted to the Legislature. The motion was seconded. In answer to a question, Mr. Waring said that commissioners would be appointed whose duty it would be to take testimony as to the value of the land and appraise the damages accordingly. Mr. Clark could not indorse the statement that more parks were required. Certain disadvantages attached to all small parks and a new park would not be exempt. He considered the land undervalued, and it was a question to be considered whether the property owners were prepared to pay a 4 or 4 ½ per cent assessment. It was desirable to make Brooklyn as attractive as possible, especially as they were likely soon to have rapid transit, and it would be an unfortunate thing to oppress the property with assessments. Mr. Waring said that small parks could be well taken care of by the police, and he thought there would not be the same difficulty here as at Fort Greene or large parks such as that. As to the lots in the Hollow, they were unsaleable, and Mr. Waring did not believe that lots there would sell at any price. New tenements had been put up and a scaling was factory, and these would give character to the place. The expense was trifling in comparison to the benefit to be derived by adjacent owners. The construction of a park would give character to the locality at once. Jackson Hollow had kept back Classon avenue, which was better situated than Clinton avenue. Mr. Anthony Comstock said that the titles to much of the property contiguous to the block spoken of were clouded. He thought that, if the block was made into a park, many capitalists would be induced to risk something, or to go to the expense of getting a good title. They desired to get rid of an eyesore. They had a cockpit and a dog pit at the corner of Greene and Grand avenues, but it disappeared, and the best way was to fight the devil at their own doors. He strongly advocated the construction of a park in the locality named, even though the cost exceeded $150,000. Mr. Isaac Howland suggested that some limitation be placed as to the amount of assessment. He did not wish to see the gates opened too wide. Mr. L. A. Catlin asked whether the cost of developing the park might not also be put on property owners. Mr. Waring thought the expense would not be large, and it could be spread over some time. The meeting elected as a committee Mr. Ferris, Dr. Catlin and Mr Stearns. Mr. Catlin said that he thought there would be no difficulty in getting a bill reported favorably. The meeting was adjourned.

Born to them were:

( MARY VAN RENSSELAER FERRIS born August 28, 1880 Brooklyn NY and died July (17?) 27, 1963 Chatham (Mendham) NJ; married 1st April 20, 1903 in Niagara Falls NY, Joseph Banks Roberts born November 18, 1873 Waterboro, York, ME and died May 30, 1968 Pueblo CO – divorced in 1920/21; married 2d August 1, 1921, Arthur A. Ferguson. Born to Mary and Joseph were:

( DOROTHY VAN BREESTEDE DOUW ROBERTS (Dorothy Van Freestede Douw Roberts) born May 28, 1904 NYC and died March 2, 1992 New Providence, Union, NJ; married February 12, 1938 in Elkton, Cecil, MD, John Stewart McNeilly born April 23, 1904 in MA and died February 13, 1986 Morristown, Morris, NJ. Born to them were:

( GAIL ADAMSON MCNEILLY born July 17, 1939; married September 15, 1958 Peter Backus Leavens and born to them was:

( ALEXANDER WRIGHT LEAVENS born April 23, 1959

( DAVID DOUW MCNEILLY born April 24, 1945; married August 11, 1973 Nancy Loretta Roth born January 10, 1952 Summit NJ and born to them were:

( KAREN LORETTA MCNEILLY born March 29, 1975

( CAROL ELAINE MCNEILLY born February 6, 1978

( MORRIS FERRIS ROBERTS born July 26, 1905 and died November 21, 1969 (1965) Amityville, Suffolk, NY; married Edith Evans (1903-1969)

( JAMES DEPEYSTER PINES (PINEO) ROBERTS born September 9, 1906 and died September 20, 1906

( MARGARET LIVINGSTON DRESSER (DRESER) ROBERTS born August 28, 1908 Ridgewood, Bergen, NJ and died December 16, 1988 Englewood, Bergen, NJ; married, January 23, 1934 in Ridgewood, Pemberton Pleasants Frame born July 18, 1890 NYC and died October 11, 1950 Bronx NY. Born to them were:

( NANCY DOUW FRAME married August 29, 1959 Richard Lyon Stoving born January 16, 1936 and born to them were:

( ELIZABETH DOUW STOVING born October 11, 1967

( CARLA LYON STOVING born July 2, 1969

( PAUL NEWCOMB STOVING born February 4, 1971

( JOHN ROBERTS FRAME born February 15, 1933; married September 3, 1960 Ellen Ann O’Brien born November 23, 1940 and born to them were:

( SHOMA MARIE FRAME born May 17, 1965; adopted

( SANDRA MAY FRAME born July 15, 1966

( SHANNON MARY FRAME born September 11, 1969

Born to Mary and her second husband, Arthur was:

( ANNE SCHUYLER FERGUSON born February 22, 1922 Ridgewood NJ and died there October 10, 1994; married 1st Harry Fertig; married 2d November 18, 1944 James B. Sherman born April 4, 1914 Washingtonville NY and died April 4, 1967 – divorced; is purported to have been married 4 times; and born to her and James were:

( JAMES BURT SHERMAN Jr born and died August 1945




( MORRIS DOUW FERRIS born February 12, 1884 Brooklyn NY and died September 18, 1978 Lawrence NY; married June 14, 1913 in Lawrence NY, Dorcas Oakley Williams [dau of Thomas & Emma Wells (Stott) Williams] [interesting information on Thomas Williams on the Net] born July 4, 1886 NYC and died June 21, 1971 Lawrence NY. Morris received his A.B., Columbia University 1905 (Delta Phi), lawyer, particularly marine matters and admiralty law; 1908 was a member of Hunt, Hill & Betts law firm in NYC. He was 6’6″ tall; author of “The Douws of Albany NY“; a stalwart vestryman of St. John’s Church, Far Rockaway for over 35y and was awarded the Bishop’s Cross for distinguished parochial service in the diocese of Long Island. Besides his affiliation with St. John’s, he served as Treasurer of the Corporation for Relief of Widows and Children of Clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the State of New York. A love of water sports, at which he excelled as a youth in summer vacations spent at Lake Sunapee NH, prefaced his role as stroke of crew when he was at Columbia U. During WWI, he was manager of the contract division of the U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corp 1918-19; retired reluctantly, at age 85 from the law firm of Ferris, Bangs, Davis, Trafford and Syz; resided at “Dorcastle”, Lawrence, Long Island, NY; (have communicated with the current resident who is renovating this home – 2005) listed in the 1918 and 1937 New York Social Register. He was a vice-president and later trustee of the Winifred Masterson Burke Rehabilitation Foundation of White Plains, and an honorary trustee of the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks; hobbies were collecting prints and books on maritime subjects and fishing in the Adirondacks; and born to them were:

( DORCAS OAKLEY FERRIS born March 11, 1914 New York City and died October 10, 1976; listed in the 1937 New York Social Register; married May 7, 1940, as his 1st wife, Robert Lincoln Cummings, Jr., (Photo) (1912-2000); and born to them were:

Robert L. Cummings was a Trustee of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory from 1977-1986, Treasurer from 1980-1986, and was then named an Honorary Trustee of the Laboratory. During his tenure as a Trustee, he established the Dorcas Cummings Fund in honor of his first wife Dorcas. Each year, this Fund has supported the Annual Dorcas Cummings Lecture. This lecture, on a subject of general scientific interest, is held each year on the Sunday evening of the CSHL Symposium and is followed by the traditional neighborhood dinner parties. The Fund has grown in recent years to approximately $250,000 and now also provides support each year for a Robert L. Cummings Student enrolled in the Laboratory’s summer Undergraduate Research Program. Bob was born in Medford, Massachusetts. He attended Milton Academy and Harvard College, serving there as the treasurer of the Lampoon. He went to work for Pan American Airways, and later became president of New York Airways, the nation’s first scheduled helicopter airline. After his retirement, he turned to golf and community service. He served as police commissioner and trustee of Laurel Hollow, and was an invaluable asset to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in his role as Trustee and Treasurer. Bob passed away on April 10, 2000. See:

( DORCAS OAKLEY CUMMINGS born August 6, 1941; married February 20, 1965 Thomas Ash Cochran

( LILA CUMMINGS born October 29, 1949; married May 13, 1972 Chaplin Bradford Barnes [son of Irston Roberts Barnes]; she is listed as Lila Cummings Stoddard in her father’s obituary – they apparently divorced and both remarried; he was a partner in Stonington CT in Thornton, Thornton & Thomsen, a Westerly RI law firm; graduated from Yale from which he received his law degree; from 1981-82, he was a senior advisor for international affairs to the President’s Council on Environmental Quality; and born to her and Chaplin was:


June 16, 2002, The New York Times

Sarah Chaplin Barnes, a daughter of Lila Cummings of Katonah, N.Y., and Chaplin Bradford Barnes of Westerly, R.I., was married yesterday in Watch Hill, R.I., to Robert Taylor Moore, a son of Marcina J. Barker of Mountain View, Calif., and the Rev. Robert Byron Moore of San Francisco. The Rev. Mark K. J. Robinson, an Episcopal priest, performed the ceremony at the Watch Hill Chapel. The Rev. Bavi Edna Rivera, the bridegroom’s stepmother, who is an Episcopal priest, also took part in the service. Mrs. Moore, 27, graduated from Wheaton College and received a master’s degree in reading last month from the University of New Hampshire. In September, she is to begin teaching the first grade at Bakie Elementary School in Kingston, N.H. Her father, a retired lawyer, practiced in Westerly. The bride is a stepdaughter of Barbara T. Barnes and George H. Stoddard. The bride is a descendant of Gov. William Bradford, William Brewster and John and Priscilla Alden, all of Plymouth Colony. Mr. Moore, 31, is a sound engineer and a student at the University of New Hampshire. His mother is a program manager at Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, Calif. His father is the interim rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ross, Calif.

( ROBERT LINCOLN CUMMINGS III born June 6, 1948; possibly Milton Academy Class of 1966 and Pennsylvania U Class of 1974; married January 17, 1978 Frances Cornelia Walsh [dau of Philip C?]

( MORRIS DOUW FERRIS, JR. born March 11, 1917 New York City; married 1st Daphne Richardson; and 2d Gloria Batten Callen; and born to him and Daphne were:

( DIANA DOUW FERRIS born August 6, 1942; married June 23, 1962, as his 1st wife, Peter Whiteside Hobson [son of Francis Thayer & apparently Isabelle (Garabrants) Hobson] born January 7, 1941 Ridgefield CT; and born to them were:

( CHRISTOPHER WHITESIDE HOBSON born September 17, 1963 San Antonio TX; married Renee {maiden name unk}

( KATHERINE DOUW HOBSON born October 10, 1966 San Antonio TX; married Joseph John Flannery born July 11, 1961 Toconderoga NY; and born to them were:

( COLIN PATRICK FLANNERY born August 12, 1997 Morristown NJ

( KEENAN CHRISTOPHER FLANNERY born November 23, 1999 Morristown NJ

( APRIL ALISON FERRIS married February 18, 1978 James Richard Rose

( VAN WYCK FERRIS born May 28, 1890 Garden City, Long Island and died April 7, 1944 St. Petersburg FL; married 1st January 29, 1916 in Wilmington DE, Elizabeth Gouverneur Morris Ramsay, of Wilmington DE, [dau of William Governeur & Caroline Johnston (Canby) Ramsay] born August 9, 1894 Terre Haute IN and died January 5, 1989 Georgetown SC where she was buried. They resided at 4 Roxbury Road, Garden City, Long Island and were listed in the 1918 New York Social Register; appear in the 1930 census at Warwick, Orange, NY; don’t know if this is thte same guy, but….From the Warwick Valley Dispatch, February 23, 2005: Looking Back February 27, 1935 – Federal agents raided an alcohol still on the property of Van Wyck Ferris on the old Monroe Road. With lookouts apparently on the job and a complete alarm system installed between the residence in the front and the large barn in the rear where the still was set up, the agents failed to take a single prisoner. The Alcohol Tax Unit Agents found no one but destroyed some $30,000 worth of equipment that was capable of turning out 5,000 gallons of alcohol a day, $1,500 in clear profits; and born to them were (married two more times, names unknown):

( MARY DOUW FERRIS born November 19, 1916; married Edward Schoessler (Schoossler) and they had 2 kids

( ANNE RITCHIE FERRIS (Anne Richie) married Jerry Ralph Starace and they had 4 kids

( WILLIAM RAMSEY FERRIS born August 20, 1919 (or September 1, 1920); married Mary Robb Settles and they had 4 kids

( MORRIS PATTERSON FERRIS III born November 15/8, 1921; married Anne Mae Fowler who died November 1988 Georgetown SC; and they had a child

( HARRIET FERRIS born September 6, 1800 and died March 24, (1801?)1814

( CHARLOTTE FERRIS born July 25, 1802 and died May 23, 1821 New Brunswick NJ

( ELIZA WATKINS FERRIS born September 6, 1804 and died May 23, 1827

( SARAH EMILY FERRIS born September 20, 1806 and died April 1, 1815

( ALBERT FERRIS born September 24/9, 1808 and died November 16, 1861 Sacramento CA

( CORNELIUS BLATCHFORD FERRIS born December 31, 1812 and died June 20, 1814

( HARRIET FRANCES FERRIS born May 6 or June 16, 1815 and died April 15, 1820

( CORNELIUS I. FERRIS (1815-1846) not listed by Chaplain Ferris. (?)

( CHARLOTTE B. FERRIS born in 1817 is not listed by Chaplain Ferris. (?)

( EMILY WATKINS FERRIS born in 1819 is not listed by Chaplain Ferris. (?)

( SARAH FERRIS born in 1821 is not listed by Chaplain Ferris. (?)

( STEPHEN FERRIS born February 24, 1772 Eastchester NY and died January 30, 1827; buried New Castle, Mt. Kisco NY; married Rachael Fish (1774-1841) and born to them were:

( CORNELIUS FISH FERRIS born 1798 Pine Bridge (Yorktown)? NY and died August 19, 1843/4 Crompound NY; buried White Burial Ground, Yorktown NY; married in November 1833 Elizabeth (Eliza) Whitney [dau of Seth & Elizabeth (Strang) Whitney] born June 5, 1810 Yorktown NY and died 1886. [Jim – speculation – there was a Cornelius F. Ferris, Town Clerk of Cortlandt, 1830.] Born to them were:

( SETH WHITNEY FERRIS born December 28, 1834 Pine Bridge NY; unmarried

( ELIZABETH FERRIS born March 31, 1838 at Pine Bridge NY

( JAMES FERRIS died age 4m

( MARIA LOUISA FERRIS born January 21, 1843 Yorktown NY and died 1873; unmarried

( SARAH FERRIS born April 11, 1800 Pine Bridge NY and died March 1873; married William Merritt of Bedford, Seneca, NY

( JAMES FERRIS born c1803 Pine Bridge NY and died January 3, 1838; unmarried

( SUSAN FERRIS born March 11, 1804 Pine Bridge NY and died February 3, 1852 Somers, Westchester, NY; married 1823 in Pines Bridge NY, David Montrose (Montross) [son of Nathaniel & Hester (Swartwout) Montross] born January 11, 1805 Somers NY and died April 15, 1891; buried Mt. Kisco NY. Born to them were:

( ANN ELIZA MONTROSS born August 24, 1824 Somers, Westchester, NY

( CORNELIUS FERRIS MONTROSS born September 24, 1826 Somers NY and died after 1897; married October 26, 1854 Madeline Forman born January 8, 1833 and died June 10, 1897. Born to them were:

( ANNIE MADELINE MONTROSS born February 18, 1858 Somers NY and died 1897

( WILLIAM FORMAN MONTROSS born August 12, 1859 Somers NY and died November 6, 1946 Stamford CT; buried Port Washington, L. I., NY; married October 21, 1884 Henrietta M. Helmke born August 29, 1858 and died October 6, 1953; buried Port Washington. Born to them were:

( MABEL EDITH MONTROSS born March 1, 1887 NYC and died in October 1945; buried Port Washington, L. I., NY; married Walter Cheshire Smith and they had a child

( BEATRICE MONTROSS born in November 1889 NYC and died July 17, 1892; buried NYC

( WILLIAM BEHREND MONTROSS born July 10, 1892 NYC and died 1957

( DAVID AUBRAY MONTROSS born November 22, 1866 and died after 1897 San Francisco CA

( JENNIE ADELE MONTROSS born December 4, 1875 Brooklyn NY; married July 1, 1911 Willis Newell Hartshorn born March 31, 1864 South Lyndeboro NH and died August 24, 1929; buried Ossining NY. Born to them were:

( MADELINE FORMAN HARTSHORN born September 1, 1913 Brooklyn NY

( MARIAN JUNE HARTSHORN born March 16, 1915 Hollis NY

( JULIA V. MONTROSS born May 11, 1832 Somers NY and died there May 12, 1879; buried Mt. Kisco NY; married, as his 1st wife, Samuel Baker Reynolds ( – see him for offspring

( ELIZA FERRIS born February 9, 1808 Pine Bridge NY and died August 21, 1873 New Castle NY; married February 15, 1826 Solomon Washburn of New Castle

( JANE FERRIS born c1809 (c1820) Pine Bridge NY; married late 1840s Reuben Acker of Calif; and born to them was:

( ALICE ACKER married William Cunningham; resided Sonoma Co CA

( CATHARINE FERRIS born 1813 Pine Bridge NY; married Thomas Lawrence of Seneca Co NY

( RICHARD FERRIS born 1814 Pine Bridge NY and died March 25, 1841; unmarried

( GEORGE FERRIS born 1814 (twins?) Pine Bridge NY and died August 5, 1873; unmarried

( RICHARD FERRIS [Richard is not listed in most sources, but he is in one, so I include him for future reference.]

(1.1.2) JOSHUA FERRIS, birth date unk (c1730 NY) and died March 20, 1848(?); married May 14, 1756 Hannah Bowne born March 7, 1736. Born to them were:


( JOSHUA FERRIS [Speculation based upon a will of Phebe Ferris, wife of Joshua, filed June 8, 1815, of the Township of Niagara in the County of Lincoln and Province of Upper Canada – because of the time frame and the location of Joshua’s brother, Elijah, the information here is purely speculation based upon the information in Phebe’s will.] Born to them were:



( ELIJAH FERRIS born Westchester Co NY and died July 19, 1805 Niagara Township, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada; married as her 1st husband, Helena/Eleanor Hill; and born to them were:

( ELIJAH FERRIS married Rosannah {maiden name unk}

( ELIZABETH FERRIS born March 7, 1798 Ulster, Wawaring, NY

( JAMES FERRIS (James H Ferris) c1795, in of Neversink, Sullivan, NY; married March 26, 1817 in Ontario, Canada Hannah Springer [dau of Richard & Sarah (Boyce) Springer] born September 21, 1792 Niagara, Welland Co, Ontario and died May 30, 1873; and born to them was:

( JAMES H FERRIS born c1813 Ontario, Canada; married 1st Esther Clark born c1829 Ontario; married 2d October 3, 1885, as her 2d husband, Mary Jane Secord [dau of Peter & Charlotte (Bowman) Secord] born c1836 Charlotteville, Norfolk, Ontario and died 1911; and born to him and Esther were:


( CLARA FERRIS (c1852-)

( JAMES FERRIS born July 10, 1858 Saltfleet Township, Wentworth Co, Ontario; married 1st c1875 Elizabeth Miranda Knox [dau of Thomas & Eliza Jane (Howard) Knox] born 1855 Ancaster Township, Wentworth Co, Ontario; married 2d Mary L {maiden name unk} born February 11, 1865; and born to him and Elizabeth was:

( CLARENCE E FERRIS born July 12, 1885

Born to James and his 2d wife, Mary, was:

( ERNEST S FERRIS born February 1, 1895

( OLIVER FERRIS born February 25, 1855 Ontario, Canada; married 1st Sarah E {maiden name unk}; married 2d Lucia {maiden name unk} born October 3, 1852 Ontario; and born to him and Sarah was:

( LEWIS W FERRIS (c1881-)

( MARY JANE FERRIS born March 26, 1860 Charlotteville, Norfolk Co, Ontario and died January 26, 1923; married in South Walsingham Township, Norfolk Co, Ontario Jacob David Arthur Neidrauer [son of James] born February 28, 1862 and died February 15, 1923; and born to them were:

( THEODORE NEIDRAUER born c1882 and died December 1946

( EDWARD E NEIDRAUER born July 4, 1884

( DELBERT ALLEN NEIDRAUER born February 28, 1896 and died December 18, 1970; married 1st June 16, 1914 in Dover Township, Kent Co, Ontario Cora Copping Dickenson; married 2d October 14, 1930 in New Westminister, B.C., name unk


( HIRAM FERRIS (c1868-)

( JOSEPH FERRIS born September 14, 1867 Charlotteville, Norfolk, Ontario and died July 17, 1933; married Elizabeth Charlotte Neidrauer [dau of Jacob & Mary Jane (Secord) Neidrauer] born November 11, 1875 and died January 1, 1945; both buried Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario; [Elizabeth’s mother-in-law was also her mother!] and born to them were:

( IVA B FERRIS born September 15, 1891

( THOMAS C FERRIS born June 11, 1893

( BEULA J FERRIS born April 25, 1898

( SARAH ANN FERRIS married October 23, 1838 Hamilton, Ontario, George Marr [son of Richard & Martha (Marr) Marr] born September 1810. Born to them was (and possibly others):

( HANNAH JANE MARR (Photographs) born February 1842 Binbrook Township, Wentworth Co, Ontario and died August 7, 1926 Millersburg MI; buried there Ocqueoc Township Cemetery, Presque Isle Co MI; married December 20, 1859 in Wainfleet Township, Welland Co, Ontario, George Benjamin Robbins [son of Matthias and Mary (Moulton) Robbins] born (June) July 1841 Wainfleet, Welland Co, Ontario and died July 13, 1905 Millersburg MI. They moved to Tuscola Co MI 1879 and then later to Presque Co MI where they both died. (Robins or Robbins?) Born to them were:

( OSCAR J. ROBBINS (1863-1863) Welland Co Ontario

( MATTHIAS ROBBINS (Tice) born October 16, 1863 Welland Co Ontario and died July 19, 1937 Millersburg MI; buried there Riverside Cemetery (tombstone photo); moved to Tuscola Co MI with his family 1879 when he was 16 years of age; married February 22, 1885 in Tuscola Co MI Caroline Adelia Brewster [dau. of Hiram and Ann (Stevens) Brewster] born June 14, 1865 Port Huron MI and died October 9, 1937 Millersburg MI; buried with her husband. They moved to Millersburg 1905; he worked in the Bed Factory in Vassar, until it moved to Washington State. Born to them were:

( LUCINA (LASENA) ROBBINS died age 1y 8d of diphtheria

( MATTHIAS ROBBINS born July 27, 1889 Vassar MI and died May 24, 1969 Rogers City MI; buried Riverside Cemetery, Millersburg MI (tombstone photo); married May 13, 1914 in Millersburg MI, Myrtle Ellen Vilburn [dau. of William Ezra and Mary Hannah (Lound) Vilburn] born March 18, 1894 Ocqueac MI and died October 21, 1973 Rogers City MI; buried with her husband. Born to them were [three babies that died at birth are not listed]:

( MILDRED DELORES ROBBINS born March 28, 1915 Millersburg MI; married May 19, 1936 at Onaway MI, Charles Edward Brenner [son of Louis David and Matilda (Masse) Brenner] born April 26, 1907 Millersburg MI and died May 18, 1961 Rogers City MI; buried Riverside Cemetery, Millersburg MI. Born to them was:

( BEVERLY JOY BRENNER born August 27, 1937; married 1st November 14, 1959 Dean LeRoy Clark [son of Clifford and Marie (Tremaine) Clark] born November 9, 1938 North Star MI; and 2d August 9, 1986 at Elkhart IN, Larry Keith Christensen born December 7, 1937 Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Bev has furnished this twig of information on Sarah Ann Ferris – George Marr – thanks Bev! Adopted were:

( SUZETTE MARCEL CLARK born October 27, 1962 Alma MI; married January 22, 1990 John Clemens who died February 29, 1992 South Bend IN; and born to them was:

( GAGE ALEXANDER CLEMENS born December 7, 1991 South Bend IN

( JEFFREY DEAN CLARK born July 16, 1963 Lansing MI; married 1st November 5, 1982 Ann Griest; and 2d Suzanne {maiden name unk} of Frankfurt, Germany; and born to Jeff and Ann was:

( DEAN KARL CLARK born August 8, 1983 Elkhart IN

( GEORGE EMERY ROBBINS April 18, 1917 Millersburg MI and died April 12, 1957 Petoskey MI; married March 16, 1946 Patricia Ann Gregg and they had 1 kid

( ADA ROBBINS born 1864 Welland Co Ontario and died February 17, 1890 Tuscola Co MI; married F. Jerome Crooks

( CHAUNCEY MCCLELLAN ROBBINS born December 12, 1867 Welland Co Ontario and died December 23, 1923 Cheboygan MI; married May A. Hunter. Born to them were:


( HOMER ALEXANDER ROBBINS born November 21, 1899 Ocqueoc MI and died December 30, 1969 Ann Arbor MI

( ROY ROBBINS (Philip) born July 11, 1901 Millersburg MI and died 1943 Cheboygan MI

( RUTH ROBBINS born November 19, 1904 Case Township MI and died December 8, 1960

( HARRY ROBBINS born 1869 and died before 1905

( EDGAR ROBBINS born March 1871

( HARVEY VANRANCELER ROBBINS born 1871 Welland Co Ontario and died 1939; married April 25, 1892 Lucy Jarvis

( MARY ANN ROBBINS born June 11, 1873 Caistor Center, Welland Co Ontario and died July 20, 1943 Flint MI; married 1889 Henry Crooks

( ALSON HERBERT ROBBINS born October 18, 1875 Caistor Center (Gainsboro Township), Welland Co Ontario and died April 2, 1947 Millersburg MI; married December 18, 1896 in Vassar MI, Emma Jean (Dell) Wood (Emmajean Adell) [dau of Orvil Brayton & Mary (Herrick) Wood] born January 21, 1880 Jefferson Co NY and died July 9, 1964 Alpena MI; a farmer and lumberman. Born to them were:

( WALTER ROBBINS born April 24, 1899 Vassar MI and died January 6, 1945 Detroit MI; a trolley operator

( EARL CLIFFORD ROBBINS born May 3, 1902 Vassar MI and died 1987 Columbus GA; General Foreman Hudson MC; married Katherine Buck [dau of Anton & Mary (Krapfenbauer) Buck] born May 30, 1909 Austria-Hungary and died November 19, 1999 Columbus GA; buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit

( MELVIN CURTIS ROBBINS born July 7, 1878 Caistor Center, Welland Co Ontario and died September 18, 1955 Millersburg MI; married June 10, 1914 Effie Sarah Marks Barkley and they had a child

( MAUDE PEARL ROBBINS died after 1947; married Fred Kilburn

( AGNES ROBBINS (Aggie) born November 17, 1881 Tuscola Co MI and died February 22, 1906 Millersburg MI; married December 29, 1897 Wilbur Stevens

( CLARA ROBBINS born February 16, 1883 Vassar, Tuscola, MI and died before 1905

( EMMA M. ROBBINS born March 17, 1884 Vassar, Tuscola, MI and died before 1905

( HIRAM FERRIS born March 15, 1801 Neversink, Sullivan, NY and died December 6, 1880 Creston, Ogle, IL; married December (25) 26, 1823 at (St. Andrews, Niagara Co) Grimsby, Ontario, Canada, Margaret Hixon [dau of Captain Henry & Rachel (Moore) Hixon] born February 21, 1808 Grimsby, Ontario, Canada and died November 13, 1896 Belton, Cass, MO; and born to them was:

( CATHERINE ELIZABETH FERRIS (Katherine) born February 12, 1834 Teeterville, Norfolk Co Ontario, Canada and died August 6, 1898 Fargo ND; buried Mapleton ND; married February 21, 1856 in Ontario, Canada William McLaren (McClaren – McLearn) [son of Charles & Elizabeth (Risk) McLaren] born June 24, 1827 Craighead Park, Lanarkshire, Blantyre Parish, Scotland and died December 20, 1910 Fargo ND. Born to them were:

( MARGARET ELIZABETH MCLAREN born 1856 Highgate, Kent Co Ontario, Canada

( CHARLES H. MCLAREN born 1860 Highgate, Kent, Ontario and died February 15, 1888

( CLARA MCLAREN born in March 1862 Highgate, Kent, Ontario and died 1943; married 1890 in North Dakota, Duncan Brownlee [son of David C. & Elizabeth (Standley) Brownlee] born April 16, 1858 Linn, Bucklin, MO and died 1919 Mapleton ND. Born to them were:

( OLIVE BROWNLEE born April 1, 1891 Mapleton, Cass, ND and died January 23, 1969 Fargo, Cass, ND; buried there Riverside Cemetery (cemetery photo)

( WILLIAM B. BROWNLEE born July 26, 1894 Mapleton, Cass, ND and died 1974

( HAZEL BROWNLEE born July 18, 1896 Mapleton, Cass, ND and died June 1, 1975; married January 19, 1924 in Fargo ND, Lawrence Franklin Dieterich [son of Franklin Lewis & Mary Jane (Smith) Dieterich] born May 20, 1896 Sandwich IL and died February 25, 1973 Fargo; both buried Memory Gardens, Valley City, Barnes, ND; and born to them 5 kids, 3 of which were:

( MARY LOU DIETERICH married 1st George C. Jones; married 2d Kenneth F. Foland; child with each marriage

( FRANKLIN LAURENCE DIETERICH married a Miss Lamfers and they had a child

( GENEVIEVE ANN DIETERICH married Harold Leslie Pedersen and they had 2 kids

( GLENN F. BROWNLEE born October 18, 1898 Mapleton, Cass, ND

( JAMES EDWARD MCLAREN born September 16, 1863 Highgate, Kent, Ontario and died December 5, 1932 Mapleton, Cass, ND; buried Riverside Cemetery, Fargo

( MARY CATHERINE MCLAREN born 1864 Highgate, Kent, Ontario

( GEORGE WILLIAM MCLAREN born March 12, 1866 Highgate, Kent, Ontario and died November 17, 1906

( RACHEL MCLAREN born in June 1868 Highgate, Kent County, Ontario and died Fargo ND; married, as his 2d wife, Conrad Krafthefer (John) born 1858 Amenia, Cass, ND or Highgate, Kent, Ontario.
( THOMAS MICHAEL MCLAREN born May 24, 1870 Highgate, Kent Co, Ontario and died December 14, 1903 Fargo; buried Mapleton ND; married in Fargo ND Maude Hodges and born to them was:

( ALICE MAE MCLAREN married Adolph Kramer and born to them was:

( ROBERT KRAMER married, name unk, and born to them was:

( LAURA KRAMER married Auddie Cox and born to them was 1 child

( HARRY JOSEPH MCLAREN born March 17, 1872 Highgate, Kent, Ontario and died May 7, 1956 Fargo ND; buried Mapleton ND

( IDA AMY MCLAREN born 1873 Highgate, Kent, Ontario and died in Los Angeles CA

( FRANKLIN B. MCLAREN born 1875 Highgate, Kent, Ontario and died in Seattle WA

( JOHN ROBERT MCLAREN born 1876 Highgate, Kent, Ontario

( MAGDELINE MCLAREN born 1878 Highgate, Kent, Ontario

( MAUDIE MCLAREN born 1880 Highgate, Kent, Ontario

(1.1.3) JONATHAN FERRIS born at Eastchester, July 15, 1732 and died at Peekskill August 26th, 1798; buried at Old St. Peter’s Cemetery, Peekskill; served as Sergeant of Associated Exempts under Captain Joseph Osburn 1780. After the War, he bought a tract of land near Peekskill NY and settled there; married 1st April 29, 1757 Rachel Dean born July 21, 1735 and died May 6, 1779 [dau of Nicholas & Deborah]; married 2d February 12, 1781 Elizabeth (Betsey) Miller. Jonathan was a learned man and left a valuable library of several volumes; a blacksmith by trade; 1788, at the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Peekskill, formed a class, of which he was the leader and the class met at his home, which was in 1886, the property of Henry Ward Beecher. Jonthan’s Will:


I, JONATHAN FERRIS, of the Town of Cortlandt, in the County of Westchester, and State of New York, being in a poor state of health, but of a perfect mind, and memory blessed be God therefore, do this day make and publish this my Last Will and Testament, in the manner and form following, that is to say:

Imprimis: I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me and my body to the Earth from whence it came, to be decently buried in hope of a joyful resurrection this the merits of my Savior Jesus Christ and as for that world estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with, I dispose thereof in the manner and form as followeth:

First. – I give to my wife Elizabeth five shillings.

Item. – I give unto eldest son Joseph Ferris, one equal third of all the farm of land where I now live on which I purchased of David Runnold, containing about one hundred and five acres unto him the said Joseph Ferris, to his heirs and assigns forever, and I also give unto him the said Joseph Ferris, his heirs and assigns two silver table spoons.

I, Imprimis: I give and bequeath unto my three grand-sons namely, Jonathan Ferris, David Ferris, and Caleb D. Ferris, sons of Caleb D. Ferris, deceased, one other third equal part of all the farm lands and improvements where I now live on which I purchased of David Runnolds unto the said Jonathan Ferris, David Ferris, Caleb D. Ferris, to be equally divided to them their heirs and assigns forever.

I, IMPRIMIS. – I give unto my son Joshua Ferris, the one other third part of the farm of land where I now live on containing about one hundred and five acres of land unto him the said Joshua Ferris to his heirs and assigns forever. And I also give unto my son Joshua Ferris, two silver tablespoons.

I, IMPRIMIS. – I give unto my son Benjamin Ferris, about forty acres of land which I purchased of the Kronkhyt and Elijah Drake, unto him the said Benjamin Ferris to his heirs and assigns forever, agreeable to a deed of gift which I gave him reference being to the county records will more and at apear.

I, IMPRIMIS. – I give unto my son Jonathan Ferris forty-nine acres and one-half of land and buildings which were purchased of Gretia Lent, bounded on the west of the lands of Hannah Montross, on the south on the land of Abraham Montross and others; on the east on the lands of Augustus Taylor’s and on the north on the Crombpond road unto him the said Jonathan his heirs and assigns forever, agreeable to a deed of gift reference being had to be the county records will more and fully, and at large appear, and also I give unto my son Jonathan Ferris, fifty acres of land lying and being in Cortlandt Town in lot No. six which were purchased of John Watts, Esq., of the City of New York unto him the said Jonathan Ferris to his heirs and assigns forever, I also give unto my son Jonathan Ferris his heirs and assigns one cow, and one yearling mare colt, two yearling steers, five sheep and two silver table spoons, and four volumes of Blackstone’s Commentaries to him the said Jonathan Ferris his heirs and assigns. I give unto my son Peter Ferris five shillings.

I, IMPRIMIS. – I, ITEM. – I give unto my daughter Sarah the wife of Richard Curry, five shillings she having already had her portion.

ITEM. – I give unto my daughter Susannah, the wife of Smith Jones five shillings to her heirs and assigns.

ITEM. – I give unto my daughter Deborah the wife of Benjamin Drake five shillings to her heirs and assigns.

ITEM. – I give unto my daughter Phebe the wife of Henry Lounsberry five shillings.

ITEM. – Unto my grand-son Caleb Drake, son of Benjamin Drake fifth pounds to be paid unto him his heirs and assigns by my executors when he shall arrive to the age of twenty-one years.

ITEM. – I give unto my grand-daughter Rachel Jones daughter of Smith Jones fifty pounds to be paid her heirs or assigns by my executors when she shall arrive to the age of twenty, or marry, or that may first happen.

I.I. IMPRIMIS. – I give unto my grand-son, Benjamin Lounsberry son of Henry Lounsberry one hundred and twenty-five dollars, to be paid him his heirs or assigns by my executors when he shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years.

ITEM. – I give unto my daughter Elizabeth one cupboard which were brought from Bedford last to her heirs.

ITEM. – I give unto my daughter Rebecca two hundred and fifty dollars to be paid her by my executors when she shall arrive at the age of twenty or marry or that, which may first happen.

ITEM. – I give unto my daughter Phaime Ferris three hundred and seventy-five dollars to be raised out and from my moveable estate by my executors and paid to her heirs or assigns when she shall arrive at the age of twenty, or marry, or that which may first happen.

I give and bequeath all the remainder of my real and personal estate that I have not given away in the following (to wit) one-fifth part unto my son Joseph Ferris, and one-fifth part to my three grand-sons, viz: Jonathan Ferris, David Ferris, and Caleb Ferris, sons of Caleb D. Ferris deceased, and one other fifth part to my son Joshua Ferris, one-fifth part unto my son Benjamin Ferris, and the one other fifth part to my son Jonathan Ferris and to their heirs severally and to their assigns forever and my will is that my executors take the charge of all the land which is in lot No. six for the use of firewood for the use of the said farm about said dividing the term of eleven years notwithstanding, and I do constitute and appoint my son Benjamin Ferris, Benjamin Ward and Samuel Fields, to be my executors to this my will and testament with full power and authority to dispose of my moveable estate agreeable to the intent thereof and I do dis-annul all former wills made or done by me.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF I, the Jonathan Ferris, have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal this twenty-third day of February, in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight.


Signed and sealed in presence of us, William Lent, James Lent, John Lent.

Born to Jonathan and Rachel and Jonathan and Elizabeth were (not in birth sequence):

( JOSEPH FERRIS born Peekskill (Courtland) NY November 15, 1757 (first born) and died there November 23, 1841; received one-third of his father’s farm; married December 25, 1786 Lydia Seymour [dau. of William] born February 27, 1763 Norwalk CT and died September 25, 1837 Peekskill NY. Joseph lived for a while in New Brunswick (Frenchtown), Canada. Born to Joseph and Lydia were:

( JOSIAH SEYMOUR FERRIS born April 19, 1788 St. John, New Brunswick and died February 17, 1882 Westfield NJ; married in Peekskill, Elizabeth Royce born February 13, 1793 and died February 18, 1865. Born to them were:

( ANGELINE BOTTS FERRIS married Robert H. Browne

( MARY FERRIS married Euphratus Hurst

( JAMES ROYCE FERRIS (Photos) [in some sources he is listed as James Rogers Ferris, but considering his mother’s maiden name, one can make the sound argument that Royce is probably correct. Family believes below obit is wrong – middle name Royce.] born February 19, 1818 Westfield NJ (?) and died there October 26, 1908; married March 3, 1847 Harriet Eliza Hawkins [dau of Charles & Elizabeth (Gardiner) Hawkins] born August 31, 1824 NJ and died August 26, 1914.

The Union County Standard, October 30, 1908: James Randolph Ferris, one of Westfield’s oldest and most respected citizens, died at his hom on Prospect Street, Monday afternoon. Mr. Ferris had been confined to his bed since last April. Ten years ago he had had a stroke of apoplexy from which he never fully recovered, and since that time he has taken but little part in active work. He died very peacefully. The members of his family were at his bedside when the end came. James Randolph Ferris was born at Peekskill, New York February 19, 1818, at what is known as the old Henry Ward Beecher farm, which was also the homestead of his father and grandfather. He received his education in the schools of his native town, and early in life entered the mercantile business. During the war he engaged in the men’s furnishing business in Nashville, Tennessee, with great success. Returning North he established himself in business in New York City, where he gained the reputation of being one of the most accurate and capable rating agency experts in the business. Fifty years ago, Mr. Ferris came to Westfield to spend his summers, and he like the country so well that he bought property on Broad Street, east of the present site of the First M.E. Church. The land comprised a large farm and extended north to Dudley Avenue. Here Mr. Ferris built a handsome home, which has since been removed to face Prospect Street. Mr. was always one of Westfield’s most active nd patriotic citizens. He was a life long Republican, and although he never held office, he took a leading part in the councils of his party and was a liberal contributor to the party cause. In the early days of Westfield there was no public meeting place, and Mr. Ferris lead the enterprise which resulted in the building of Aeolian Hall, afterwards known as Arcanum Hall, which was located at the corner of Broad and Prospect Streets, and was totally destroyed by fire many years ago. He was also one of the prime movers in the organization of Fairview Cemetery Association, and one of the first members of the Board of trustees of that association. He likewise took an active part in the development of the Westfield public schools. Mr. Ferris was a devoutly religious man, and it was to this work that he gave his best efforts. Born in the Methodist faith, he became actively identified with the local denomination upon his coming to Westfield. He was a trustee of the church for fifty years, and superintendent of the Sunday school for a number of years being succeeded in that office by the late Robert Rutherford Sinclair, his personal friend. Mr. Ferris was a liberal contributor to all religious enterprises particularly those promoted by his own denomination. The Methodist Church still has the record of the services he rendered, and his name is to be found on the roll of honorary trustees. Mr. Ferris represented the best of our American citizenship, and will long be remembered as one of the town’s exemplary citizens. He is survived by a widow and two daughters, Mrs. Edgar R. Pearsall, of Union Place, and Miss Ella Ferris. His children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren live to pay tribute to the ideals of citizenship and fatherhood which he exemplified in his home. At the special request of Mr. Ferris, the funeral services were private from his late residence, Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock, the Rev. Dr. Addison W. Hayes, pastor the First Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating. The pall bearers were his three grandsons, Ferris, James and Chester Pearsall; his son-in-law Edgar Pearsall, his nephew Joseph Ferris and William S. Hurst. The interment was at Fairview, yesterday morning.

The Union County Standard, August 28, 1914: Mrs. Harriet E. Ferris, widow of James R. Ferris, died suddenly at her home, 129 Prospect street, on Tuesday morning at 5:30, after a severe attack of acute indigestion which she endured for an hour and a half. Mrs. Ferris would have been 90 years old next Monday if she had lived. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. M. F. Pearsall and Miss Ella Ferris, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mrs. Ferris was born in New York, August 31, 1824 and had been a resident of this town for fifty-six years. Her husband died about six years ago. Mrs. Ferris had resided here since the town was a farming district., the Ferris family owning much of the land along what is now known as Prospect street, from Broad street to Dudley avenue, the upper part of Prospect street and Ferris place, having been opened by them. For many years Mrs. Ferris was a member of the First Methodist Church and was one of the most prominent workers. She was for over forty years president of the Ladies Aid Society of that church. She was also active in missionary and charitable lines and her effective work in the organizations with which she was affiliated is well remembered by the older residents of the town. She was one of the charter members of the older circulating library and was later a trustee of the Westfield Public Library. Mrs. Ferris was always active in movements for the welfare of the town and only relinquished her work when rheumatism affected her activity. She had all her faculties until the last, was a diligent reader and bright conversationalist, keeping in close touch with National and State and local events and was deeply interested in the European War. Her death removes one of the oldest residents of the town and a noted figure from church and literary work. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 3:30 and will be conducted by Rev. G. Franklin Ream, of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Dr. C. M. Anderson, of Plainfield, a former pastor of Mrs. Ferris. Interment will be made in Fairview Cemetery.

Born to them were:

( MARY PALMER FERRIS born June 20, 1856 Westfield NJ and died February 8, 1949; married October 27, 1881 Edgar Randolph Pearsall [son of Phineas Carman & Catherine Ann (Morgan) Pearsall] born November 3, 1854 and died May 1, 1913; both buried in the Ferris Plots, Fairview Cemetery, Westfield NJ (photo of cemetery). A grandson of Mary’s recalls her telling how she was in Nashville TN in 1864 at age 8 seeing the “defeated confederate soldiers straggling into town”. Her father ran a Union army store in Nashville.

Edgar R. Pearsall, Old Time Resident Succumbs After a Short Illness
Large Church Funeral
Edgar Randolph Pearsall passed away at his home on Ferris Place last Thursday morning, after an illness of three weeks’ duration. Mr. Pearsall had been a resident of this town for the past thirty-two years, and was well known as a journalist and military man. He was the founder of the Union County Standard, and all his life had been identified with newspaper work. Mr. Pearsall was born in Brooklyn on November 3, 1854, he spent his early life in that city until he moved to Westfield. Mr. Pearsall served as bill clerk in the Assembly when Charles N. Coddling was one of the representatives from Union county. He was an exempt fireman, being one of the original members of the Westfield Hook and Ladder Company. He was also a member of Fireside Council, Royal Arcanum, and of the Immediate Aid. For many years the deceased was prominent in military affairs. He was connected with the National Guard for eighteen years, enlisting in Company C, of Elizabeth, when that organization was known as the Phil Kearny Guard, under command of Major DeHart. Later Mr. Pearsall joined Company K, of Plainfield, and after serving as a private, was promoted to the rank of corporal. Later he became sergeant, and three years ago was commissioned second lieutenant. He held this rank until his commission expired last February. For several years he had charge of the Boys’ Brigade of Westfield. Mr. Pearsall leaves a widow, three sons, Ferris R. and Chester B. Pearsall of Westfield, and James F. Pearsall of Melrose, Fla. He also leaves six daughters, the Misses Harriet, Helen, Virginia, Eleanor and Catherine Pearsall of Westfield, and Miss Ethel Pearsall, of Jacksonville, Fla.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the First M.E. church, the Rev. A.W. Hayes, of Madison, and the Rev. Dr. C.M. Anderson, of Plainfield, former pastors of the church, officiating. The service was largely attended, and included delegations from the fire department, Royal Arcanum and State militia, with which the deceased was closely identified for many years. The bearers were Ferris and Chester Pearsall, sons of Mr. Pearsall, and C.E. Pearsall, L.M. Pearsall, J.H. Pearsall, and R.C. Pearsall, nephews of Mr. Pearsall. Interment took place in the family plot in Fairview Cemetery.”

Born to them were:

( FERRIS RANDOLPH PEARSALL born August 24, 1882 and died 1935/38; married Jessie Millicent Davidson born September 10, 1885 and died January 1955; and born to them were:

( MILLICENT PEARSALL born September 26, 1908 and died 1982; married 1st John Bell Clayton, Jr., and 2d Daniel Boone Reed, a native Alaskan and they lived on Kodiak Island. Born to Millicent and John was:

( JOHN BELL CLAYTON III married 1955 Joan Pletch and born to them were:




( JEAN PEARSALL born December 2, 1912 and died February 15, 2004; married Robert Nietzel Buck (Photo) born January 29, 1914 Elizabeth NJ; pilot for TWA 1937-74; author of numerous books; see; and born to them were:

February 19, 2004

Jean Pearsall Buck passed away peacefully on February 15, 2004 surrounded by family. She had recently moved to Woodridge Nursing home in Berlin, Vermont after a two year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Westfield, New Jersey on December 2, 1912. Her mother was Jessie Davidson Pearsall and her father, editor of The Standard newspaper of Westfield, Ferris Randolph Pearsall. Jean Pearsall, a shy and glamorous young woman, was a model at both Bonwit Teller and Bergdoff Goodman before her marriage to pilot Robert Buck. They wed on February 21, 1938, and she became a world traveler. In an era when hardly anyone had been on an airplane, she joined him first in national and then international travels. Paris was a favored destination. Her respectful attractive manner was befriending to all who met her. Children especially were drawn to her gentle, kind words. She devoted her life to family and her passion for gardening and conservation. Her seemingly innocent manner hid a tough woman who threw dirt, chucked rocks, sowed seeds, all in a manner that would exhaust and pale a teenager. Her home was replete with stunning gardens and plants, the result of her extensive self studies and observations from visits and investigations of many European and Eastern gardens during her wide travels. In her youth she marched in the first NRA (National Recovery Act, a program of President Roosevelt) parade in New York City, and on another occasion walked across the George Washington Bridge on its opening day. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Ferris Buck Urbanowski of N. Fayston, and son, Robert O. Buck, of Waterbury Center, as well as three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, five step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandson.Services are private and will be held in the spring among the host of daffodils she planted around her home in North Fayston. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mad River Valley Health Center Capital Campaign, P.O. Box 990, Waitsfield, Vermont 05673, or Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.

( FERRIS BUCK (Photo) born November 15, 1940; she married 1st Frank Urbanowski; 2d Ned Kelley. She received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Antioch New England, 1982, and had a psychotherapy practice in Peterborough NH unil 1994 where she worked with individuals, couples and families; teaches, lectures and gives workshops in a variety of settings, nationally and internationally – – see;

Although childbirth educators may not all have known her by name, the lovely redhead who was the star childbirth educator in the 1970s film The Story of Eric was a familiar face. After viewing the film numerous times in our classes, early childbirth educators all felt that we knew her. Ferris Urbanowski was an early crusader for the Lamaze method of childbirth preparation in California in the 1960s. She worked to convince physicians in the Los Angeles area of the merits of the method, to establish classes for expectant parents, and to start a chapter of ASPO (now, Lamaze International, Inc.) in Los Angeles. Her book about yoga illustrated how additional methods of relaxation could benefit pregnant women. Today, Urbanowski attributes her past involvement in childbirth education to her current professional role as a teacher and counselor in the field of stress reduction at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

Born to Ferris and Mr. Urbanowski were:

( ALEXANDRA URBANOWSKI married John McCluggage;

Believe this is same lady: Alexandra Urbanowski joins the Women’s Fund of New Hampshire with 20 years of experience in fundraising and nonprofit management. After growing up in New Ipswich and graduating from Smith College, Alexandra moved to California where she spent 12 years as managing director of a nonprofit professional theatre company, a role which included raising funds for a new performing arts facility, increasing annual contributed revenue from a wide range of sources, and partnering with funders to expand the company’s programming. More recently Alexandra served as Chief Operating Officer of American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley, an organization promoting civic engagement and philathropy throughout that region. Her work there included fundraising, event planning, general management, and support for a number of board committees and activities. Alexandra has experience in development as both a volunteer and a professional and is an alum of Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program in nonprofit management. She returned to New Hampshire in 2006 and currently lives in Portsmouth. (Photo) – See ‘Net


( ROBERT ORION BUCK born June 5, 1949; is this the same Robert O Buck, member of Soaring Society of America?; married Holly {maiden name unk} and born to them was:

( CHRISTIAN ORION BUCK born September 24, 1990

( FERRIS RANDOLPH PEARSALL, JR born September 29, 1915 and died February 28, 1993

( ETHEL PEARSALL born December 29, 1883 and died January 2, 1935; married c1912 Mason Crebs Deaver born August 4, 1885 and died November 1949; and born to them was:

( MASON CLAIBORNE DEAVER born October 22, 1919; married 1st Maruma Rose; married 2d Mary Virginia Emmerling born December 10, 1925 Nashville TN; married 3d November 26, 1988 at Bergstrom AFB TX, Lova Heinbach born March 26, 1926 and died March 6, 1993. Born to Mason and Maruma were:

( MASON CLAIBORNE DEAVER, JR., born June 5, 1956; married Dawn {maiden name unk} and born to them were:



( ROSS RANDOLPH DEAVER born August 28, 1960; married Faith {maiden name unk} and born to them were:





Born to Mason and his second wife, Mary, was:

( BRYAN MASON DEAVER born August 24, 1964

( JAMES FERRIS PEARSALL born July 9, 1885 and died June 1972 Lebanon, Hunterdon, NJ; married Antoinette (Nettie) {maiden name unk} (1886-1974) and born to them were:

( JAMES FERRIS PEARSALL JR born 1914 FL; married Virginia Stocker – is this JAMES FERRIS PEARSALL born April 17, 1913 and died March 26, 1992; U.S. Military Academy 1937; and born to them was:

( BARBARA PEARSALL married Angus Muir and born to them were:

( CAMERON MUIR married Susan Bond

( HEATHER MUIR married David Sutton

( LESLIE MUIR married Jason DeMuth

( JANET F PEARSALL born 1922 NJ; married Harry Miller and born to them were:

( BRUCE MILLER married Susan Buchanan and born to them was:

( GENEVA MILLER married Richard Quattrock – in 2007, a Mr & Mrs Richard Quattrock presented the Best Advanced Showmanship Award at the Hunterdon County 4-H Invitational Sheep Show – same folks?


( PAT MILLER married Barry C Brown, DVM – same guy who lives Pittsford NY; Class of 1971 U of Penn School of Veterinary Medicine?; and born to them were:

( MEGAN BROWN married Josh Schlageter – is this the “tattoo artist” found the Web?

( STACEY BROWN married Jonathan {surname unk}

( HARRIET WHEELOCK PEARSALL born January 27, 1887 and died 1923

( CHESTER BURDICK PEARSALL born August 26, 1888 Westfield, Union, NJ and died January 21, 1983 Litchfield CT; married May 17, 1919 Roxana Mabel Pratt born January 18, 1893 Steelton PA and died January 19, 1985 Litchfield CT. Thanks to Edgar P. Leggett, we have this note from Chester to his sisters: To My Sisters – Katharine, Helen, Virginia, Eleanor. At the turn of the century, 1900, I was twelve years of age and aware of responsibilities as become the 5th child in a family of 9. Our home was unpretentious, yet adequate for our needs. My daily chores included cleaning of lamp chimneys, trimming the wicks, and keeping kerosene in the several lamps. We had no gas or electricity. I also was expected to scuttle coal from the lean-to in back of the kitchen to the sizable kitchen range, which used “pea” coal, and the upstairs hall stove, a “nut” burning Frank-lin, which would supply some heat upstairs for winter days when the hall was dressing room for most of us. ‘There was no central heating, but we had a fireplace in the living room, put to good use; also a fireplace in the dining room, but it was more or less blocked off and was rarely used. The kitchen coal range provided heat for the adjacent dining room. We three boys, Ferris, James and I, occupied a largish bedroom above the dining room. Jim and I had the double bed with a mattress that sagged and gave us considerable trouble at night keeping one another on side. Older brother Ferris had his own iron frame bed. Water for bathing had to be brought up from the kitchen; hot water from the big range. We all kept decently clean, using up-stairs pans or the washtub. Saturday was bath day. We took turns of course, and there was naturally considerable to-do about it, to cleanse us all. Much later a bathroom was installed; also a central heating plant supplying heat as needed throughout and wonderful hot water from the spigot. A contribution to the improvement in the homestead occurred in 1906 or 1907 for which I take credit. Mother sorely needed better kitchen facilities. The kitchen was two or three steps down from dining room and the floor was old and difficult if not impossible to keep clean. Also, the lean-to shed which housed the coal bins was ram-shackle. I drew up a plan for remodeling the kitchen and dispensing with the out-shed. In due time it was completed, including town water. I don’t recall whether the old kitchen coal range was abandoned at that time in favor of an electric range, but I believe so. The above recollections are of 112 Ferris Place, formerly Union Place, Westfield. Now that I, Chester, am the oldest of the Edgar Pearsall tribe, events I may recall before 1900 antedate my sisters. I hope to have pep enough to recount events prior to 1900, when our home was with Grandmother and Grandfather Ferris on Broad Street. But that’s another story. I’m sending this recollection to Helen to peruse and perhaps amend. Helen, please pass it on to Katherine, and then to Virginia, and to Eleanor. Whether the younger generation is interested in “olden times” is a question. We know a great deal about our ancestors, back many generations, but our own Grandmother Pearsall whom I so well remember, has left no trace of her parentage. Presumably she was a “Morgan”, yet if not mistaken, I hazily recall someone telling me that she was a VanDerhoeft, or some such Dutch ancestry. In any event, I recall her as one of the finest of Christian characters, on a par with our own Mother. Whatever betides us, we can and will be proud of our ancestry, both Ferris and Pearsall lineage. I have not attempted to recount the many incidents that all five of us will recall more or less vividly. Perhaps one of my sisters will do this. One reason for this recording is to impress upon me, and all four of my sisters, plus their children, the change, for better or worse, after seventy-odd years in way of life. And it roils me to hear and read about the critical attitude of much of our citizenry, complaining about this and that, from our President and on down to the garbage collection. This generation is just spoiled-rotten spoiled-myself not excluded. Folks have been rudely awakened to the fact that other countries than dear old U.S.A. have their “druthers” – and money, even the dollar, won’t buy everything. It’s just as well that “Americans” must come to accept the inevitable. If we’re sound in mind we will profit by it. As a 6 to 8 year old, I recall that men and. women, mostly from Europe, came to America with precious little except willing-ness and ability to work for wages; all to their credit. It paid off – after a generation or two, and for the most part they have become our esteemed citizens and neighbors. Our democracy has made this possible. I think all should realize and acknowledge it without ‘beefing”, especially those who have been aided so magnificently by opportunities America has offered. I trust you will accept this memorabilia in the spirit written, and add a contribution. – Thanks Chester and Edgar. Born to them were:

( MASON PRATT PEARSALL (Photo) born March 9, 1921 Rochester, Monroe, NY and died September 30, 2001 Houston TX; married March 30, 1946 Winifred Nevada Tilley born March 15, 1923 Evanston IL; 2006 she resides in PA near her son John;

MASON PRATT PEARSALL, SR., age 80, died on Sunday, September 30, 2001. The son of Chester Burdick and Roxana Pratt Pearsall, he was born on March 9, 1921 in Rochester, New York, where he grew up and graduated High School in 1939. As a young man he was interested in Boy Scouts (Eagle Scout), sailing, ham radio, playing the trumpet (jazz) and running cross-country and the mile on the school track teams. He attended Lehigh University from 1939 to January, 1943, receiving a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering. His six children were born between 1947 and 1960. After college, he went to work for the Naugatuck Chemical Co. in Connecticut helping develop a synthetic rubber manufacturing process as part of the war effort. He worked for several small chemical manufacturing companies in Connecticut and Maryland before establishing the Clinton Chemical Co. in Clinton, New Jersey in 1953 to produce anhydrous aluminum chloride, an industrial catalyst. This business, started part time while he supported his family with consulting work in New York, later became Pearsall Chemical Co. He ran the company for 27 years, eventually becoming the largest U.S. producer of aluminum chloride, as well as a significant factor in several other specialty chemical businesses. In 1980, the business was sold to Witco Corp. His hobbies as an adult included golf and tennis, and later running. He completed several marathons, including the Houston and Boston marathons in 1978. He had a life-long interest in airplanes, earning a private pilot license in the early fifties and later adding instrument and multi-engine ratings. He owned and operated more than a dozen different airplanes, which he used for business and personal travel and eventually accumulated more than 4,000 hours flying time. After retirement, he became interested in soaring and obtained a glider rating. In his late sixties, he acquired two different aerobatic airplanes and began participating in aerobatic competitions. From the late nineteen sixties till the late nineteen eighties, he owned a number of boats, mostly sailboats. His main interest was cruising; however, he did become interested in racing for one or two seasons, and (around 1971) captured first in class in the Southern Ocean Racing Circuit in a 41 foot C&C sloop. After retirement in 1980, he lived on several different boats and cruised the waters of New England, Southern California, Hawaii, Baja and the Gulf of California, through the Panama Canal into the Caribbean, the Windward and Leeward Islands, Florida, the Bahamas, and Bermuda. In 1996, he and his wife, Shirley, moved to Belize, where they built a bungalow on the coast near Corazol. They lived there until returning to Houston this spring for medical treatment. He was a quiet man. He was generally modest in success. He had many plans and projects, and rarely complained or became cynical or bitter when met with misfortune. Mason is survived by his wife, Shirley Pearsall; daughters, Holly Kilpatrick of East Bangor, PA and Deborah Pearsall of Mt. Bethel, PA; sons, Richard Pearsall, Mason Pearsall, Jr., James Pearsall, all of Houston, and John Pearsall of Easton, PA; 12 grandchildren; one great grandson; sisters, Molly Pearsall Dickson and Alice Pearsall Tilley; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Friends are invited to visitation with the family from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. on Friday, October 5, 2001 in the Drawing Room of The Settegast-Kopf Co. Funeral Directors, 3320 Kirby Drive. A funeral service will be held in Point Comfort, TX at 2 P.M. on Saturday, October 6, 2001 at Point Comfort Church of Christ, 808 Lamar. Interment will follow in Port Lavaca in Greenlawn Gardens.

and born to them were:

( HOLLY FERRIS PEARSALL born June 22, 1947 Winsted CT; married 1st November 1, 1973 at Fort Knox KY Calvin Marcus Moore (US Army Ret) born January 30, 1940 Little Rock AR and died December 10, 2004 Oklahoma City OK – divorced 1981; married 2d September 5, 1985 at Easton PA, Merton Robert Kilpatrick Jr born June 10, 1961 Easton, Northampton, PA; Holly has provided loads of updated info and the wonderful photos – thanks Holly!!!; Holly is a database administrator and she and Mert have a pottery shop – see; and born to her and Calvin were:

( ADRIENNE ROXANNE MOORE born September 27, 1975 Nurnberg, Bavaria, Germany; married John Rogove; and born to her was:


( CALVIN MARCUS MOORE JR born February 9, 1978 Fort Ord CA;

( MASON PRATT PEARSALL JR born June 7, 1950 Elkton MD; manages a commercial plumbing company and resides Houston; married 1985 Patricia Jones born July 19, 1951; and born to them were:



( JOHN TILLEY PEARSALL born November 29, 1951 Elkton MD; employed by IBM; married January 20, 1981 at Easton PA, Margie Hahn born September 8, 1952 Pen Argyl PA; and born to them were:



( JAMES MILTON PEARSALL born April 7, 1957 Flemington, Hunterdon, NJ; Jim and brother Dick have a small business, a blower manufacturing company in Houston; married 1992 at Houston, Annette Marie Pearsall born December 31, 1961 Houston TX; and born to them were:





( DEBORAH CRANE PEARSALL, DVM, born August 13, 1958 Easton, Northampton, PA

( RICHARD ALEXANDER PEARSALL born August 15, 1960 Easton PA; Dick and brother Jim have a small business, a blower manufacturing company in Houston; married c1986 at Houston TX, Charlotte Stewart born March 12, 1959; and born to them were:




( MARY FERRIS PEARSALL born October 18, 1923 Rochester, Monroe, NY; married Robert Bruce Dickson born October 15, 1919 and died January 13, 1995 Salisbury, Addison, VT;

see these sites for wonderful photographs of this family.

and born to them were:

( NANCY PEARCE DICKSON born October 21, 1957; married Louis Giles Gaudreau born February 15, 1956; and born to them were:





( HOLLY PEARSALL DICKSON born January 18, 1959; married James Homer Ferguson born April 30, 1956 and born to them were:





( ANN THOMAS DICKSON born March 25, 1961; married July 27, 1991 Richard Matthew Chalmers

( ALICE CRANE PEARSALL born November 2, 1924 Rochester, Monroe, NY and died January 15, 2006 Rockport ME; married August 31, 1951 David Brown Tilley born October 30, 1928 Evanston IL and died April 3, 1989 Woodstock VT; and born to them were:

( DAVID BROWN TILLEY JR born October 15, 1953; married Shirleen Renee Whitman born March 18, 1951; and born to them were:


( ZION DAVID TILLEY married June 3, 2005 at Oakland Mormon Temple, Oakland CA, Melissa Termer


( FERRIS PEARSALL TILLEY born March 11, 1957; married Steven Phillip A Donoso born February 28, 1957; and born to them were:



( KATHARINE MORGAN PEARSALL born October 27, 1892 Westfield NJ and died there June 1979; married November 1918 at 112 Ferris Place, Westfield, Lindley Hoag Leggett, Jr. M.D., [son of Lindley Hoag & Frances G (Birdsell) Leggett] born December 4, 1894 Brooklyn NY and died July 22, 1959 Pemaquid Point ME; graduated from Westfield High School, continued his studies for the practice of medicine at NY Homeopathic College and Flower Hospital, NYC; both buried Pearsall plot at the Fairview Cemetery, Westfield; and born to them were:

( LINDLEY HOAG LEGGETT III born April 12, 1921 Elizabeth NJ and died October 12, 1995 Bethel VT, flew his airplane into a mountain near the Appalachian Trail; married March 18, 1944 at Westfield NJ, Joan McCarthy born July 22, 1923 and died October 1995 Killington VT. Born to them were:

( LINDLEY HOAG LEGGETT IV born April 27, 1946 Plainfield NJ; married Judy Plessel born September 3, 1946; and born to them was:

( ERIC MICHAEL LEGGETT born July 29, 1979

( DAVID ALLEN LEGGETT born June 17, 1955; married in Mountainside NJ, Robin Marie Koechlin born October 28, 1955; and born to them were:



( EDGAR PEARSALL LEGGETT born July 4, 1926 Elizabeth, Union, NJ – Edgar is the provider of the updated information on this twig – thanks, Edgar.

( KATHARINE MORGAN LEGGETT born August 7, 1930; married December 1, 1951 in Westfield NJ, John Finney Downham (U of Delaware, Class of 1951?); contibutors to the Delaware Art Museum?; and born to them were:

( JOHN FINNEY DOWNHAM, JR married Maggie {mnu) and born to them was:



( HELEN PEARSALL born September 20, 1896 and died March 14, 1993 Westfield NJ

( VIRGINIA LEE PEARSALL born January 11, 1898 Westfield, Union, NJ and died May 3, 1993 Haddonfield, Camden, NJ; married Alfred Maynard Picker (1901-1953). Born to them were:

( VIRIGINIA LEE PICKER born August 8, 1933; married December 29, 1956 at Haddonfield NJ, Robert Bryon Webb born April 27, 1931; and born to them were:

( BRUCE ALAN WEBB born October 9, 1959 Philadelphia PA; married Ming Hua Change born May 12, 1964 Taipei, Taiwan; and born to them was:


( KAREN LEE WEBB born September 5, 1961 Philadelphia PA; married Robert Leslie Evans III born July 30, 1962; and born to them were:





( LINDA CATHERINE WEBB born May 18, 1964 Philadelphia PA; married July 8, 1989 at MIT Chapel, Boston MA, Stephen Alan Kukolich born July 3, 1963 Boston; are they both graduates of MIT, Class of 1986?; and born to them were:



( JOANNE CAROL WEBB born July 26, 1967 Philadelphia PA; married May 9, 1998 Harry Dodd Barnum

( JOAN ALICE PICKER born May 31, 1935 Buffalo NY; married October 14, 1961 in Haddonfield NJ, Branch Victor Heller born August 10, 1935 Bryn Mawr PA and born to them were:

( BETH VIRGINIA HELLER born November 30, 1962 Bryn Mawr PA; married November 14, 1992 at Wilmington DE, Stephen Hosmer Torrance born November 16, 1956; and born to them were:




( GREGORY BUCHWALD HELLER born June 4, 1964; married August 17, 1997 at Ann Arbor MI, Heidi Jane Weston born July 4, 1964; and born to them was:



( SUSAN JOAN HELLER born July 1, 1966; married September 22, 1990 in Wilmington DE, Douglas Lloyd Smith born October 26, 1961 and born to them were:



( ELEANOR CARMAN PEARSALL born February 12, 1900 at 112 Ferris Place, Westfield NJ and died October 27, 1982 Hendersonville SC; married September 17, 1925 at 112 Ferris Place, Westfield NJ, J. Howard Shoemaker, Jr., born December 1, 1899 Camdon NJ and died January 11, 1975 Hendersonville SC; is this the same guy who was the 1918 National Amateur Pocket Billard champion and was champion for at least 8 years?; Eleanor was born in the back room off the living room at 112 Ferris Place; the only child born at 112 Ferris Place; rest of her siblings were born across Ferris Place in the corner house; and born to them were:

( J. HOWARD SHOEMAKER III born June 18, 1927 Jamaica NY; married Louise Purring [1999-resides San Carlos CA]; and born to them were:




( WILLIAM ROYCE SHOEMAKER born January 6, 1931 Jamaica Hospital, Queens Co NY and died March 15, 2006 Charlotte NC; he met first, Lynn Allison Meadwell born June 24, 1948 Bluefield WVA; married October 3, 1963 Barbara Meredith Demarest born November 5, 1939 Houston TX.

CHARLOTTE- Mr. William Royce Shoemaker, 75, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 2701 Park Road, Charlotte, officiated by the Rev. David B. Hodges and the Rev. Dr. W. Carter Lofton. He was born on Jan. 6, 1931, in Jamaica, N.Y., to the late Mr. J. Howard Shoemaker Jr., and Eleanor Carmen Pearsall Shoemaker. Mr. Shoemaker was employed with Lucent Technologies (formally Western Electric) for 39 years. He graduated from Western Maryland College in 1953, with a B.A. in economics and a minor in sociology. He served in the Army from 1953 through 1957 at Fort Bliss/White Sands Proving Ground. He was active in the Jaycees, Masons, National Historical Railway Society, Northern Carolina Transportation Museum, Guilford County Citizens and Long Range County Planning Committee. His hobbies included both model trains and historic preservation of trains, which held great interest to him. He was a very patriotic, civic minded individual who loved music, particularly the organ. Mr. Shoemaker overcame many obstacles resulting from a severe brain stem stroke in June, 2001, with grace, vigor and courage. His family was paramount to him. Mr. Shoemaker is survived by his daughter, Karen Shoemaker Francis and her husband, Dwight; his former wife and very good friend, Barbara D. Shoemaker; brother J. Howard Shoemaker Jr.; and grandchildren, Meredith Pearsall Francis, Luke Christopher Francis and Philip Andrew Francis. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Englewood, CO 80112. 1-800-787-6537.

Courtesy of Holly Ferris (Pearsall) Kilpatrick, East Bangor, PA

Born to William and Barbara was:

( KAREN MEREDITH SHOEMAKER born October 17, 1968 Mineola NY; married September 21, 1991 at High Point NC, Dwight Richard Francis born October 17, 1964 Mt. Airy NC; and born to them were:




( HATTIE F. FERRIS born September 6, 1853 Westfield NJ and died March 27, 1860

( ELLA L. F. FERRIS born July 3, 1859


( ELIZA FERRIS born April 7, 1824/5; married October 22, 1843 James Currey (1814-1891) and born to them were:



( FRANCIS ELIZABETH CURREY – is this Frances Elizabeth Currey born Juy 23, 1849 and died 1956 KS; married a John LeFevre Miller?

( ANNA MULBERRRY CURREY born San Francisco CA; married Anson Liswell Marcy, M.D; Anna’s DAR # is 51624; and born to them was (may be more):

( MABEL MARCY born Sioux Falls IA; married George Richards Townsend



( JOSIAH SEYMOUR FERRIS, JR., born November 15, 1829 Peekskill NY and died October 21, 1871 Albion MI; married May 9, 1854 in New York City, Mary Elizabeth Kellogg [dau of Joseph Warner & Rachel Ann (Jacques) Kellogg] born December 12, 1831 and died 1870 NY. He was in the men’s furnishing business in Brooklyn; was a Methodist and a Republican. Born to them were:

( JOSEPH SEYMOUR FERRIS born December (February) 22, 1855 New York City; married December 11, 1879 Mary Ester Hanford (Sanford?) – January 23, 1912 died after a short illness. Funeral services from his late residence, 111 Embrce Crescent, Westfield NJ January 25th. Internment at Greenwood – same guy?

( EMMA FERRIS born August 28, 1859 New York City and died November 3, 1860

( HARRY FERRIS born January 16, 1861 New York City

( MILTON FERRIS born January 11, 1869 New York City and died May 14, 1870

( MARY FERRIS born May 10, 1790 St. John, New Brunswick; married in Peekskill, Dr. A Summerbell [A Miss Mary Ferris married, March 31, 1810, James Somerbell, both of Peekskill NY – appear to be same folks] Born to them were:

( ANN MATILDA SUMMERBELL married a Dr. Hitchcock

( JOSEPH SUMMERBELL, Clergy, Doctor of Divinity

( BENJAMIN FERRIS SUMMERBELL born September 13/19, 1819 Peekskill (Shrub Oak of Yorktown), Westchester, NY and died November 12, 1895 Lackawanna Co PA; Clergy, Doctor of Divinity; served churches in Naples, Ontario, NY; Greece, Monroe, NY 1849-50; Rensselaer Co NY 1852; Swansea Christian Church, Swansea, Bristol, MA 1857-c1860; Randolph VT 1860-c1862; Pawtuxt Street Christian Church, Providence RI 1862-65; Mildord, Ostego, NYK 1870; Frenchtown, Hunterdon, NJ 1874-877; retired to Lackawanna Co PA where he ran a general store; married March 13, 1847 Elizabeth Martin [dau of Jonathan & Lydia (Read) Martin] born October 23, 1825 Warren Co NJ and died October 28, 1890 Lackawanna Co PA; both buried Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst PA; and born to them was:

( MARTYN SUMMERBELL born December 20, 1847 Naples, Ontario, NY and died September 12, 1939 Yates Co NY; PhD, D.D; served Christian Church of the Evangel, Greenport (now Brooklyn), Kings, NY 1866-80; First Christian Church located on Franklin St in Fall River, Bristol, MA 1880-1888; Main Street Free Baptist Church, Lewiston, Androscoggin, ME; associated with Bates College 1888-98; President Starkey Seminary and College, later the Palmer Institute, Lakemont Academy after 1936, closed 1975, Starkey, Yates, NY; retired 1935; author 1916 Manhood In Its American Type; married May 28, 1872 in Brookyn NY, Elizabeth Palmer Corwith/Corwin; and born to them were:

( FERRIS A SUMMERBELL born September 23, 1878 Brooklyn, Kings, NY and died March 2, 1951 Fallon NV; cremated and ashes buried in the Masonic Section of the Fallon Cemetery, Fallon NV (Photo); lived in Brooklyn in 1888 when his father accepted the position as head of Bates College in Lewiston ME; the family remained there until 1898 when Martyn Summerbell accepted the position as head of Starkey Seminary (later Lakemont Academy) in the Village of Lakemont, Town of Starkey NY; attended Bates College; did his medical studies in Kansas City MO and at the U of Maryland where he received his M.D., 1905; physican in Nahma, Delta, MI 1910; married October 1, 1912 in Omro WI, Josephine King who died in the early 1920s; they settled in Nahma where Ferris remained until 1930 when he moved to Fallon, Churchill, NV; and born to them were:

( MARTYN K SUMMERBELL born September 24, 1914 Nahma, Delta, MI and died July 1, 1991 Sparks, Washoe, NV; buried Masonic Section, Fallon Cemetery, Fallon NV; married January 1, 1939 in Minden, Douglas, NV Ruth Lucille Hutchinson born March 26, 1922 Spruce Mountain, Elko, NV; and born to them were:




( STEPHEN SUMMERBELL – is this Stephen Pearman Summerbell born March 11, 1948 Fallon NV?

( RICHARD CORWITH SUMMERBELL born November 2, 1916 Nahme, Delta, MI and died April 24, 1988; resided in Colusa CA at the time of his death; married 1941/44 Wanda {maiden name unk} who died Chico CA 2001 age 80y; and born to them were:

( BETTY JO SUMMERBELL married a Mr. Fitzgerald

( RAE SUMMERBELL married a Mr Keel

( JEAN ELIZABETH SUMMERBELL born May 11, 1919 Nahme, Delta, MI and died October 19, 2003; resided LaQuinta, Riverside, CA at the time of her death; married August 5, 1944 in Pasadena CA, Martin H Erck, Lieutenant, Army Air Force Intelligence Service; and born to them were:



( MARGARET FLORA SUMMERBELL (Peggy) (twin) born December 30, 1920 Nahme, Delta, MI and died November 11, 1994 Placer Co CA; buried Masonic Section, Fallon Cemetery, Fallon NV; married 1st 1944 Robert Groff; 2d a Mr Scott; and born to her and Robert were (or is it Goff?):





( PATRICIA SUMMERBELL (Pat) (twin) born December 30, 1920 Nahme, Delta, MI and died July 25, 1994 Riverside Co CA; married a Mr White

( RAY SUMMERBELL – female – married Frederick J Chase

( FLORA SUMMERBELL married S M Pearman

( GRACE SUMMERBELL married Carl S Coffin


( EDITH SUMMERBELL married Richard S Long


( MARY SUMMERBELL (May) born December 22, 1849 Greece, Monroe, NY and died November 18, 1877 NYC; married October 15, 1874 in Frenchtown NJ, William Albro Hawkins

( LYDIA FRANCES SUMMERBELL born March 13, 1857 Swansea, Bristol, MA and died February 16, 1928; married August 16, 1882 in Moscow PA, Seldon S Yeager born September 1854 PA


( JOSEPH CHARLES FERRIS born September 6, 1792 St. John, New Brunswick and died September 18, 1877 Summit Township, Crawford Co PA; married June 5, 1825 at Peekskill, Eliza Robbins (1796-1888) and born to them were:


( MARY ANN FERRIS (1826-) married Henry Fearing and they resided in Davenport IA. Born to them were:


( LILLIAN BLANCHE FEARING (Lillien) (Photo) born November 27, 1863 Davenport IA and died 1901; educated Iowa College, Vinton IA graduating 1884; 1888 moved to Chicago and entered the Union College of Law graduating spring 1890 the only woman in her class; practiced law in Chicago; author of 2 volumes of verse entitled The Sleeping World, and other Poems, 1887 and In the City by the Lake, 1892; stricken blind at age 8; age 12, she recovered her eyesight, but 4 years later a serious illness blinded her permanently; with her Mother’s aid, she became an author and prominent lawyer in Chicago


( JAMES FERRIS (1831-) later moved to Cheyenne WY

( LYDIA A. FERRIS (1838-) married W.D. Haworth; resided Meadville PA

( BENJAMIN FERRIS born 1840 and died February 26, 1864 (Jim – wonder if he died in the Civil War)

( LYDIA AMELIA FERRIS born July 4, 1794 St. John, New Brunswick and died December 3, 1873 Brooklyn NY of an infected tooth; buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, NY; married 1818 at Peekskill, Thomas Joseph Blakeney (Photo) [eldest of 7 sons of Thomas & Catherine (Mildeberger) Blakeney] born January 12, 1796 New York City, near Trinity Church, and died November 7, 1877 Brooklyn NY; buried in Trinity Church NY (Greenwood where a single stone marks the place of his burial and that of his wife). He was a Methodist Episcopal – converted to Christianity in the John Street Methodist Episcopal Church, when he was 18 years old. Thomas was a Gold Pen manufacturer as were his son sons Joseph and Edward. Thomas purchased five acres of land in Cortlandt Town on the Crumpound Road, from his father-in-law, Joseph Ferris, but in 1836, he, with his wife, sold it to James Brown. It was on the east side of the Ferris farm. After the death of her parents they went to live in the old Ferris homestead, which later became the property of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. Thomas was an active worker in the cause of temperance while at Peekskill; he never used tobacco or alcohol; never known to use slang word or swear. Lydia converted to Methodism {from Episcopal} when she married Thomas.

Frost, Josephine C. Ancestors of Benjamin Ferris Blakeney and his Wife Stella Peronne Sabin. N.p., 1926.

Call Number: R929.2 qB64

Thomas Joseph Blakeney, my father, born in the vicinity of Trinity Church, New York City, in 1796, and was the eldest of the seven sons of Thomas Blakeney and Catherine Milderberger. I often think of New York as it was then and is now. In our later generations when the children would complain of the cold, father would say “Cold? why, when I was a boy I used to go a long distance for fire, when the cold would freeze the door knobs to my hands.” My father was converted to Christianity in the John Street Methodist Episcopal Church when 18 years of age. That old landmark still stands, a relic of the religious zeal and steadfast devotion of those whose Christian traits of character and example will never be forgotten. It was while he was leading a Methodist Conference Meeting in Peekskill, N. Y., that my mother first met him, and I have heard her remark that the religious fervor in one so young helped win her love and admiration. In the year 1818, at the age of 22 years, Thomas Blakeney was married to Lydia Amelia Ferris of Peekskill, N. Y., and together they lived a life consecrated to the religion they professed. Nine children, all born in Peekskill-on-the-Hudson, were the fruits of their union, and of these I will speak later. My father, Thomas J. Blakeney, was an active worker in the cause of temperance while at Peekskill. He never used tobacco or alcoholic drinks, never was known to use a slang word or to swear. He always cherished a firm trust in God, and yet sweeping financial reverses was his experience, which changed his home from Peekskill to New York, to again enter life’s maelstrom. My mother, Lydia Amelia Ferris, was a convert to Methodism when she married my father. The Ferris family were Episcopalians and my mother was confirmed in the church in her early life. “None knew her but to love her, none named her but to praise.” Faith, Hope and Charity were the three graces that seemed to surround her daily life. “Willing to go or willing to stay” was her repeated expression during severe illness. Always a student of the Bible, she courted argument with a modest retiring nature that always won her respect. She was buried from First Place Church in Brooklyn and her pastor, Rev. A. S. Hunt, officiating, took as his text 1st Corinthians, 15 Chap. 57th verse, “But thanks be to God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Born to them were:

( WILLIAM EDWARD BLAKENEY, D.D.S., born December 28, 1820, Peekskill-on-the Hudson and died June 3, 1903, Kensico NY; buried there; married 1st December 12, 1841 Sarah Jane Whitney [dau of Amos & Rosetta (Lewis) Whitney] born December 24, 1819 Yorktown NY; buried in Yorktown NY; and 2d Mrs. Emma Chaffey, of Warren OH. He and Sarah settled in NYC 1845, where for 7 years he continued to practice his profession. His vein of humor was inexhaustible and he was never at a loss for something amusing, not only to himself but to those around him; his artistic dental labors up to within a few weeks of his death. His books on dentistry, his invention and contributions to the press, made him a leader in his profession. He was the editor of the True American, a weekly paper, which started in 1852, as the organ of the “Know Nothing Party”; also editor of the Mercantile Guide and Family Journal; edited a paper in NY called the “New York Dutchman”. He was one of the first to contribute continued stories to the “New York Ledger”. William and Sarah left NY in 1870 and settled on a farm in Franklin Park NJ and in December 1873 moved to Caldwell NJ where they were living in 1874. Born to William and Sarah were:

( SETH WHITNEY BLAKENEY (-1874) married Blanche Ketcham and born to them was:


( SARAH ELIZABETH BLAKENEY born August 1849; married December 1875 in Franklin Park NJ, Robert P. Nevius – Robert enlisted in Brooklyn December 26, 1863 for service in the US Marine Corps and served on the USS Grand Gulf from July 1864 – July 1865 when he was transferred to the USS Potomac and served on that vessel in the West Gulf Squadron until 1867 and was then honorably discharged at Philadelphia December 26, 1867. Born to them were:

( CHARLES B. NEVIUS born December 30, 1876; married Edith N. Norman of East Orange NJ

( ROBERT H. NEVIUS born January 19, 1883

( ROSETTA W. NEVIUS born June 19, 1884

( MATTIE V. NEVIUS born December 16, 1885; married Samuel Higgins, of Franklin Park NJ.

( MARY CATHERINE BLAKENEY born November 3, 1822 Peekskill-on-the-Hudson NY and died November 21, 1901 Nyack NY; married c1844 in NY, Martin G. Knapp, of Haverstraw, born February 9, 1816 Rockland Co NY and died 1894 Nyack NY. She was the devoted, self-sacrificing mother. Martin was a shoemaker and the Town Clerk in 1860, of Nyack NY. He was a man of extraordinary brilliancy as a scholar and writer. His contributions to the press in both prose and verse, over the nom de plume, “Samson Broadaxe” have been accorded a high place in contemporaneous literature. Born to them were:

( JAMES HENRY KNAPP born July 7, 1847 Clarkstown NY

( HORACE GREELEY KNAPP born August 29, 1849 and died December 14, 1921 at Nyack NY; married 1st November 16, 1882, Ella J. Onderdonk, of Nyack NY born 1855; married 2d June 28, 1882 Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ May Young. Born to Horace and Ella were:

( BEATRICE KNAPP (twin) (1879-)

( GRACE KNAPP (twin) (1879-)

( MARY JANE KNAPP born November 16, 1882

Born to Horace and his second wife, Elizabeth, were:

( FLORENCE MAY KNAPP born apparently in or after 1888


( CLARENCE G. KNAPP (1893-) married January 16, 1928 Katherine Drinkwater born 1882 Greenwich – this was the third marriage for both. He achieved well earned eminence as an architect and a writer of both verse and prose, as well as a public speaker; prominent in the International Order of Good Templars, being Deputy Grand Chief Templar of the state


( ARABELLA KNAPP born May 5, 1851; married Henry Harrison and born to them were:







( CHARLES E. KNAPP born February 10, 1854; married Eveline Wyman

( ALICE M. KNAPP born March 16, 1856 (1857); married Edward Walker and born to them were:





( ALFRED CONKLIN KNAPP born March 12, 1860 NY; married Minetta McCord and born to them were:



( SARAH KNAPP (1861-) [not listed by some]

( MARY KNAPP (1863-) [not listed by some]

( WASHINGTON IRVING KNAPP born September 23, 1845 [first born]

( STELLA KNAPP born April 11, 1858 Brooklyn NY and died there 1861; buried Haverstraw NY

( EMMA WELLS KNAPP born June 7, 1862; married 1st Henry Gesner; and 2d Joseph R. Hadfield; and born to Emma and Henry were:




( ELIZA B. BLAKENEY born January 5, 1824 Peekskill and died in February 1908; married James Henry Carter born Boston and died age 38y, suddenly of heart disease. Born to them was:

( WASHINGTON IRVING CARTER died of pneumonia Denver CO age 38y

( ANNA POST BLAKENEY {namesake of Anna Post Ferris-Gildersleeve}born December 3, 1827 Peekskill NY and died March 28, 1912 St. Louis MO; married April 18, 1855 in Brooklyn NY, Joseph Flavius Adams, M.D., born February 22, 1822 Kingston, Jamaica (Cuba) and died April 23, 1861. Anna was a sweet, attractive woman with a pug nose and very light blue eyes. Widowed young and full of ambition for the future of her son, she secured a government position at the U.S. Patent & Architectural Office, in Washington, D.C. Twenty-four years on crutches, she accomplished with her drawing instruments what made her a marvel. She ended her days in a Home for the Friendless, alone. Dr. Adams was an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor, but at one point gave the practice up to publish a newspaper, the Masonic Register and Review; at the time of his death he was a 32d degree Mason. He was a man of much learning and marked ability. He studied chemistry seven years before going into the dissecting room, and he always remarked about how much study it took to make an M.D. in England. They resided on Abingdon Square, Westside. Born to them was:

( ARTHUR WELLINGTON ADAMS, M.D., born June 21, 1856 Brooklyn NY and died December 19, 1898, St. Louis MO, of double pneumonia; buried Bellefontaine Cemetery; married March 5, 1884 in St. Louis, Suzanne Slayback [dau. of Colonel Alonzo & Alice (Waddell) Slayback] born 1860 and died September 16, 1935; buried with Arthur (cemetery and headstone photo). Dr. Adams ‘was a genius born way before this time’; graduate of Medical School, Georgetown University 1876; had curly hair, light-colored eyes, and a cleft in his chin and was very handsome and charismatic; invented important electrical equipment for use in medicine: the otoscope; laryngoscope; and many cauterizing tools, but suffered from patent infringement. He owned Adams Electric Company in St. Louis. {See a biography of Dr. Adams, written by Thomas Bullard, 1988, in the Chicago Transit Authority Library.} Suzanne born six months after the Pony Express Rider left St. Joseph MO; her parents being present when the historic rider left for Sacramento CA. Suzanne spent at least the first six years of her life living with her grandparents, William Bradford & Susan C. (Byram) Waddell)[this William Waddell was partners with Russell, Majors & Waddell and owned the Overland Express, Pikes Peak and Overland Stage that went to Denver and the famous Pony Express] as her mother spent the duration of the Civil War in banishment for having crossed the southern lines to be with her husband and nurse him through typhoid fever and had to wait out the duration of the War before she could return. Colonel Slayback was the commander of the Missouri Cavalry Battalion in General Shelby’s Division and as described by General Shelby, “Colonel Slayback won for himself a name and reputation for daring and gallantry that has no superior”. Colonel Slayback chose exile in Mexico, with General Shelby, rather than live under Northern rule. Alonzo eventually returned home, but while in Mexico he wrote many poems to his wife. Alonzo was an attorney and had a practice in St. Louis – in 1882 (he had red hair and a fiery temper), he went to the office of the St. Louis Post Dispatch to take it up with the managing editor the fact that he printed lies in the newspaper owned by none other than Joseph Pulitzer and the Editor (Cockerill), shot Alonzo dead. Nothing was ever done to Cockerill and he lied and claimed it was self-defense. The controversy over that death still rages today, especially within this family. Suzanne’s mother turned the house into a two family dwelling sometime after Alonzo was murdered. The story goes that she rented out half of the house to Dr. Adams and his widowed mother, and that is how Suzanne came to know her future husband. Suzanne was the first Queen of the Veiled Prophets Ball in St. Louis MO. Like her mother before her, she was left with six small children to raise and at one point had to put four of them in an orphanage because she couldn’t care for all of them. Even though two of her daughters spent time in an orphanage they revered their heritage and studied long hours to discover many ancestors. Dorothy and Marie were the true genealogists of the family. Born to them were:

( ALICE ANITA ADAMS born August 14, 1885 St. Louis MO and died December 12, 1959 Napa County CA; buried Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington MO (cemetery photo); married 1903 at St. Louis MO, William Somerville Pullis. Alice made hats for Hollywood stars.

( ARTHUR WELLINGTON ADAMS, Jr., born and died August 1886 age 3d; buried Macpelah Cemetery, Lexington MO

( SUZANNE ADAMS born November 7, 1888 St. Louis MO and died July 9, 1958 DeLand, Volusia, FL; married September 1907 at St. Louis, William A. Hart, a chemist; 1920, they were living in the Hamilton Hotel, St. Louis. Born to them were:

( SUSANNE HART born c1908, probably died young as she was not listed in the family genealogy

( WILLIAM B. HART born April 23, 1909; married c1932 Elizabeth Leonard

( EDWARD HART born March 31, 1916

( DOROTHY GRACE ADAMS born December 5, 1890 St. Louis MO and died July 4, 1977 Houston TX; married September 1913 George Reynard Bartling (1892-1977), an architect; both buried Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington MO. Dorothy spent the better part of her life doing the family genealogy and was the inspiration for Deanna Adams Holm to continue the work. Born to them were:

( GEORGE REYNARD BARTLING Jr (1915-) (died prior to his brother Ted) married March 24, 1944 Rosemary Gerity and born to them were:



( LINDA BARTLING born July 1949

( THEODORE CHARLES BARTLING (Ted) born February 19, 1922 St Louis MO and died July 5, 1997 Houston TX; USAF Vet 1942-45; Ohio St U, B.S., Geology; he started his career with Pittsburg Plate Glass Co in Ford City PA; became division manager for W.C. McBride, Inc in Tulsa OK; in 1954 he was one of the founders of the Apache Corp and later became president of Apache Oil Co; first president of the Oil Investment Institute; in 1968 he became president of Ada Oil Co; in 1971 he formed Bartling Oil Co (Austin TX) where he served as CEO; he was a Certified Petroleum Geologist; a member of the River Oaks Country Club, The Petroleum Club, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, SIPES, and Grace Presbyterian Church; met his future wife in the library on campus on OSU and they married June 4, 1947 in TX, Phyllis McGinness; and born to them were:

( ERIC CHARLES BARTLING born February 9, 1948 and died July 4, 1980

( PAMELA BARTLING born September 26, 1950; married a Mr. Byers and born to them were:



( THEODORE ADAMS BARTLING born June 1954; and born to him and his unk wife was:


( JOHN BYRAM BARTLING (1928-) married December 23, 1950 Barbara Browning and born to them were:

( STEPHEN DALE BARTLING born December 16, 1951

( HEATHER BARTLING born December 19, 1953

( BLAKENEY SLAYBACK ADAMS born August 11, 1892 St. Louis MO and died there November 27, 1957; buried Memorial Park Cemetery; married March 29, 1916 in St. Louis, Mollie Ann Bennett [dau. of William & Alta (Piper) Bennett]. Born to them were:

( ANITA ALICE ADAMS born January 29, 1917 St. Louis MO; married March 27, 1935 at St. Louis, Harry James Hobaugh [son of Harry & Rose (Kretchek) Hobaugh]; and born to them were:

( HARRY JAMES HOBAUGH, Jr., born 1933 St. Louis MO; married 1st in California, Marilyn Clavo; 2d Rosemary {maiden name unk.}; and born to Harry and Marilyn were:






Born to Harry and his second wife, Rosemary, was:


( DAVID EDWARD HOBAUGH born January 25, 1939; married October 19, 1958 at Vallejo CA, Sandra Lee Clavo and born to them were:

( RHONDA LEE HOBAUGH born September 26, 1959; married Steven Ray Brown and born to them were:


( BRIAN BROWN (1985-)


( EDWARD RONALD HOBAUGH born November 21, 1960; married Lynn {maiden name unk}, who bought with her to this marriage, two children, William and John. Born to them was:


( GARY DAVID HOBAUGH born May 7, 1962

( DENISE CAROL HOBAUGH born November 21, 1963; married May 6, 1989 Douglas Joseph Herich and born to them were:



( ANITA MARIE HOBAUGH born November 23, 1941 St. Louis; married June 7, 1963 at Los Angeles CA, Harvey Karl Lynn and born to them were:

( HARVEY KARL LYNN, Jr., born March 13, 1964 Provo UT

( JASON GEOFFREY LYNN born July 8, 1965 Inglewood CA; married January 23, 1988 at Salt Lake City UT, Patricia del Carmen Liberon Lopez and born to them were:

( MELANIE ISABEL LYNN born August 29, 1989

( NICOLAS KARL LYNN born July 28, 1993


( BRADFORD SERGEI LYNN born October 14, 1967 Orange CA; married May 18, 1991 at Los Angeles CA, Emily Jean Christensen and born to them were:

( HALEY MARIE LYNN born July 20, 1993


( ERIC MATTHEW LYNN born June 17, 1997 UT

( KIMBERLY MARIE LYNN born December 16, 1968 Westminister CA; married 1st June 6, 1987 at Villa Park CA, Troy Harold Pomeroy; and 2d 1997 Randy Warren Jackson; and born to Kimberly and Troy were:

( TYSON ROBERT POMEROY born November 1, 1987

( BREE ANN POMEROY born March 20, 1990

( TREY KARL POMEROY born May, 1992 and died 1993

Born to Kimberly and her second husband, Randy, was:


( NATHAN HOBAUGH LYNN born May 15, 1978

( GARRETT JAMES LYNN born December 19, 1979

( MOLLIE ROSE HOBAUGH born June 19, 1943 Vallejo, Solano, CA and died June 5, 2000 in a freak accident when a tree fell on her, and her granddaughter, Mollie, at a picnic and birthday party in Utah; married September 29, 1959 at Reno NV, Norman Allen Sorensen. From The Daily Herald, June 8, 2000: “Mollie Rose Hobaugh Sorensen born June 19, 1943, to Harry and Anita Hobaugh in Vallejo, California. She married Norman Allen Sorensen on June 26, 1959. Together they have raised 11 children. Mollie’s life was her family. She was a wonderful wife and incredible mom. She created a circle of love that knew no bounds. She taught her family to view life as a gift and to add a measure of grace to this world. She inspired and motivated by her example. She encouraged her children to ‘let others know what you stand for and what you won’t stand for.’ She had a passion for learning and discovery. Mollie was a powerful teacher. She saw incredible potential in others and helped them realize it through her encouragement and love. She touched hearts and illuminated minds by sharing herself. Mollie embraced life fully. She was a friend, author, teacher, student, and involved in the community. She loved hiking, stimulating conversation, new ideas, and nurturing relationships. Mollie leaves behind her husband, Norman; her children, Donnie, Norman Ray, Signe, Adam, Aaron, Shiloh, Anna, Jennifer, Micah, Mary, and Jessica; brothers Harry and David; and sisters Anita and Marilyn; 26 grandchildren, and countless friends.” Funeral services and internment in Orem UT.

Born to them were:

( DONALD ALLEN SORENSEN born May 9, 1960; married Rosanna Angle and born to them were:





( MOLLIE ROSE SORENSEN From The Daily Herald, June 8, 2000: “Our beloved Mollie Rose Sorensen, age 6, died on June 5, 2000. She and her grandmother Mollie returned to their Father in Heaven together. Together, they shared the same name, a belief in Christ, a zest for life, and a deep love for each other. Mollie was born April 21, 1994 in Orem UT to Donald and Rosana Sorensen. Mollie couldn’t get enough out of each day. She liked to be doing. She didn’t walk, she danced through life on tiptoes. Our Mollie was a warm hearted and generous free spirit. She liked school, books, playing with friends, swimming, and dressing up, and riding her bike. She loved her family, she wanted to hug and be held. She was much loved and will be greatly missed. Mollie leaves behind her mother Rosana Marie and father Donald Allen; her three brothers, Jeremiah, Taylor, and Aaron; her two sisters, Frances and Sarah; her grandmother and grandfather, Marjorie and William Angle; her grandfather Norman Sorensen; 18 aunts, uncles and 22 cousins.” Funeral services and internment in Orem UT.

( NORMAN RAY SORENSEN born August 8, 1962; married 1st Lynette {maiden name unk}; and 2d Ingrid {mnu}. Born to Norman and Lynn were:




Born to Norman and his second wife, Ingrid, were:



( SIGNE SUZANNE SORENSEN born March 14, 1964; married Todd Knapp, M. D.,; believe this is the correct guy – graduated from the U of Utah School of Medicine graduating the top of his class; trained in Radiology and Internal Medicine before completing a Dermatology residencey at the Medical University of South Carolina where he was Chief Resident; practices Dermatology in Springfield OR (Photo); and born to them were:


( ALYSSA KNAPP (1995-)

( RYAN KNAPP born August 5, 1997 SC; birth weight was 9 pounds 1 ounce, the same weight as Ruby Jean Holm. Ryan was delivered at home by his father.

( ADAM LEROY JAMES SORENSEN born December 19, 1965; married Danielle {mnu}

( AARON DAVID SORENSEN born June 10, 1968; married Kaia Alicia Vincent

( SHILOH HOBAUGH SORENSEN born September 12, 1970; married Nicole {maiden name unk} and born to them were:




( ANNA MARIE SORENSEN born January 26, 1974

( JENNIFER ROSE SORENSEN born March 11, 1976

( MICAH SORENSEN born July 30, 1978



( MARILYN SUZANNE HOBAUGH born July 17, 1947 Vallejo CA; married September 6, 1969 at Vallejo CA, Ray William Sowards (lawyer in Calif?); and born to them were:

( JARED VAUGHN SOWARDS born September 16, 1973

( BENJAMIN SOWARDS born October 3, 1975

( RACHEL HEATHER SOWARDS born April 18, 1977

( EMILY MARIE SOWARDS born September 23, 1978

( NICHOLAS LORIN SOWARDS born June 19, 1979

( JULIA ANN SOWARDS born February 6, 1984

( BLAKENEY WELLINGTON ADAMS born January 3, 1919 St. Louis MO; married July 6, 1936 Martha Evelyn Hyatt and born to them were:

( BLAKENEY ANDREWS ADAMS born July 10, 1937; married 1st Peggy Hammonds; and 2d Karen Vent; and born to Blakeney and Peggy were:

( CHRISTINA SUE ADAMS married, name unk and born to them were 2 children

( BLAKENEY SCOTT ADAMS married, name unk and born to them were:






( CHERIE MARTHA ADAMS born July 18, 1938; married Eugene Kottmeyer and born to them were:


( JENNIFER JEAN KOTTMEYER married George Edwards and born to them were:



( ANDREW KOTTMEYER died age 22y

( ASHLY ANN KOTTMEYER married Randy Ritzheimer and born to them were:



( DAMA LEE KOTTMEYER married Dean Mueller


( BRADFORD PAUL ADAMS born February 27, 1942; married 1st Sharon {maiden name unk}; and 2d Sandy {maiden name unk}

( TIMOTHY SCOTT ADAMS born June 9, 1946; married 1st Cindy Chow; and 2d Cindy Netszer; and born to Timothy and the first Cindy, was:


Born to Timothy and the second Cindy was:


( MAUREEN JANE ADAMS born February 6, 1951; married Larry Wayne King and born to them were:

( BRIAN SULLIVAN KING married Sellema {mnu}




( MARTHA JEAN ADAMS born July 16, 1952; married Paul Vincent Westbrook and born to them were:

( AMY REBECCA WESTBROOK married Scott Kelly and born to them was:







( ELIZABETH ANN ADAMS born August 9, 1954; married Ali Nowrouzi and born to them were:




( LAURA BEAU ADAMS born December 23, 1959; married Michael Bergee and born to them was:


( SARAH RENE ADAMS born December 30, 1961; married 1st (Chuck) Charles Trumpet; and 2d Jeffery Pence; and born to Sarah and Chuck was:


Born to Sarah and her second husband, Jeffery, was:


( BRADFORD SLAYBACK ADAMS born July 5, 1920 St. Louis MO; married January 5, 1950 Evelyn Louise Anderson and born to them were:

( BRADFORD ADAMS (1950-1987)

( TERRY ADAMS married lady’s name unk but born to them was:


( VIRGINIA ADAMS married Richard Mollison and born to them were:



( ARTHUR WELLINGTON ADAMS born August 19, 1922 St. Louis and died there January 19, 1994; married May 19, 1955 Blanche Yvonne Dowd and born to them were:

( DEVORAH MARLENE ADAMS born July 23, 1957; married Jerry Clements and born to them were:

( JEREMY CLEMENTS born October 11, 1978

( MATTHEW ALLEN CLEMENTS born August 3, 1985

( CASSANDRA YVONNE CLEMENTS born November 23, 1990

( ELLEN MARIE ADAMS born September 14, 1958; married 1st Richard Ball; and 2d Douglas Ratford; and born to Ellen and Richard was:


Born to Ellen and her second husband, Douglas, were:



( MARK WELLINGTON ADAMS born January 5, 1962; married Michelle Carter and born to them were:



( MILTON ARTHUR ADAMS born January 5, 1962; married Carol Merle

( WILLIAM LINCOLN ADAMS born February 3, 1923 St. Louis MO; married July 26, 1946 at St. Louis, Helen Ruth Harris and born to them were:

( WILLIAM LINCOLN ADAMS, Jr., (1947-) married lady’s name unk but born to them was:


( LINDA ELAINE ADAMS (1955-) married gentleman’s name unk but born to them were 2 kids

( JOHN SCOTT ADAMS (1957-) married lady’s name unk and they had 3 kids

( SUZANNE ADAMS born March 20, 1925 St. Louis MO and died September 23, 1994 Cahokia, St. Clair, IL; married January 17, 1942 at St. Louis, Clyde Edward Foland and born to them were:

( CLYDE EDWARD FOLAND, Jr., born March 6, 1943; married Nancy Stringer and born to them were:




( SHARON FOLAND (1949-) married 1966 James Varady and born to them were:

( STEVE WAYNE VARADY (1967-) married lady’s name unk and born to them were:



( MARY VARADY born September 1995



( GARY FOLAND (1951-) married Mary {maiden name unk}

( MOLLIE THEODOSIA ADAMS (Mary Rose) born August 2, 1926 St. Louis; married May 22, 1948 Gerald Leman Long and born to them were:

( SUZANNE LONG born February 23, 1949; married Parvis Mostafarviar and born to them was:


( STEVEN JOSEPH LONG (1952-) married 1971 Donna Brown and born to them were:



( BRIAN PATRICK LONG (1956-) married Vicky {maiden name unk} and born to them were:




( JOAN KATHLEEN LONG (1960-) married Kevin Stoner and born to them was:


( PATRICIA ANITA LONG (1961-) married David Balkenbush; did they have a home in Dellwood MO?; and born to them were:




( THOMAS LOUIS ADAMS born December 29, 1927 St. Louis; married March 10, 1947 at St. Louis, Helen Louise Warren [dau. of Robert & Dorothy (Lawhorn) Warren] and born to them were:

( SHIRLEY LOUISE ADAMS born September 13, 1947; married 1st December 14, 1963 Alonzo Vernon Butler; and 2d December 16, 1965 at South Gate, Los Angeles CA, Michael Theodore McKenzie; and born to Shirley and Alonzo was:

( RICHARD THOMAS BUTLER born July 11, 1964; married February 1984 Candace Simon and born to them were:


( ALEX TYLER BUTLER born November 10, 1988

( JOSEPH TIMOTHY BUTLER born April 30, 1991

Born to Shirley and her second husband, Michael, were:

( DIANA CATHERINE MCKENZIE born November 30, 1966; and born to Diana and Kevin Shoemaker was:

( LINDA MICHELLE SHOEMAKER born September 26, 1986; and born to Linda and adopted by her was:


Diana married, July 29, 1989, Benjamin Joseph Meyer and born to them were:

( MARY PATRICIA MEYER born February 10, 1991

( CATHERINE LYNN MEYER born February 29, 1996

( PATRICIA ANN MCKENZIE born December 8, 1969; and born to Patricia and Kenneth Allen Warren was:

( RACHEL DIANE WARREN born December 2, 1989

Patricia married, June 7, 1985, John Gerald Smith and born to them was:

( COREY PATRICK SMITH born October 10, 1985

( KATHY JANE ADAMS born February 3, 1949; married June 10, 1967 at St. Louis MO, Raymuth Coyt Norris and born to them were:

( RAYMUTH COYT NORRIS born April 7, 1972

( DAVID WAYNE NORRIS born July 31, 1975

( THOMAS ADAMS born June 22, 1951 St. Louis and died November 29, 1996 Rolla MO; married November 1969 at St. Louis MO, Nancy {maiden name unk}. Born to Thomas and Nancy were:

( THOMAS JEAN ADAMS born March 4, 1970; married lady’s name unk and born to them was:


( MICHAEL LEWIS ADAMS born August 31, 1971; married lady’s name unk and born to them was:


Born to Thomas and Roberta Rainey was:

( LISA HELEN ADAMS born November 22, 1981

Born to Thomas and Patricia Ramsey were:

( JOHN THOMAS ADAMS born November 1, 1987

( LYNN MARIE ADAMS born August 31, 1991

( CAROLYN MARIE ADAMS born January 26, 1956 St. Louis MO; married January 6, 1977 at St. Louis, Lynn Jackson Root and born to them were:

( TAMARA LYNN ROOT born May 27, 1977

( MELISSA KAY ROOT born March 29, 1982

( MARIE DUPUY ADAMS born November 27, 1894 St. Louis MO and died September 25, 1940 Washington DC; buried there Rock Creek Cemetery (cemetery photo); married May 25, 1918 in St. Louis, Maximilian Hugh vonPagenhardt [son of Robert & Alexandria (Ysembourg-Budingen-Waechtersbach) vonPagenhardt]. Maximilian was titled in Germany and so they wanted him to leave America and return to fight in WWII, in order to retain his Baron title. He never did and gave up using the von before Pagenhardt. Marie was a genealogist and wrote a book, in long hand. Born to them was:

( ROBERT VONPAGENHARDT born August 21, 1923 St. Louis MO

The Monterey County Herald, October 7, 1998 Obituaries. “Local Foreign Policy Expert dies at age 75. Robert von Pagenhardt, a retired professor at the Defense Resources Management Institute in Monterey and one-time aide to the first secretary-general of the United Nations, died of cancer Monday at Monterey Convalescent Hospital. He was 75. Born August 21, 1923 in St. Louis, Dr. von Pagenhardt lived in Carmel Valley the past 30 years. Dr. von Pagenhardt served as interim president of the Monterey Institute of International Studies in 1977 and was on the institute’s board of directors from 1976 to 1980. ‘He contributed to the Monterey Institute during some very difficult years,’ said Kathi Wojtkowski, executive assistant to the school’s president. A graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown U., Dr. von Pagenhardt’s primary interests were national and international security management, futures research, strategic planning and science policy. ‘He had an unbelievable knowledge of history and its applications to today’s society and needs,’ said his friend, Hugh Barton of Carmel Valley. He was a life member of the American Foreign Service Association and Sons of the American Revolution. His many memberships also included the United Nations Association and the World Federation of Future Studies. Dr. von Pagenhardt served in the Army during WWII and was chief noncommissioned officer for civil affairs in the Philippines at the war’s end. He studied at Stanford U., earning a doctorate in political science and history in 1970, and also at the universities of Bordeaux and Paris. Before joining the American Foreign Service in 1956, Dr. von Pagenhardt interned as a staff aide to U.N. Secretary-General Trygve Lie. Prior to coming to teach in Monterey in 1967, Dr. von Pagenhardt held several posts with UN groups and US overseas missions. He was an economic and consular officer in the US embassy in Pakistan from 1959 to 1961 and served with the US mission in NATO from 1962 to 1967. Dr. von Pagenhardt retired in 1996, but continued to work at the Naval Post-graduate School and Defense Resources Management Institute as a professor emeritus. He also was executive secretary of the Higher Education Association of the Monterey Bay. He belonged to St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, the Old Capital Club, and Rotary International. He was co-author of a 1992 book entitled: To Unite our Strength: Enhancing the United Nations Peace and Security System. He served on the board of directors of the Monterey Peninsula Salvation Army for the past 15 years. A dedicated sailor, he was a former commodore of the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club and enjoyed swimming and skiing. He is survived by his wife, Heidi von Pagenhardt of Carmel Valley; his stepsons, Christian Fischbacher and Chasper Fischbacher of Switzerland; his daughters, Alexandra McNamee of Taunten, Maine and Tania Bates of Carmel; his step-daughter, Joy Fischbacher Law of Hollister; five grand children and five step-grandchildren. His children were:


( TANYA VANPAGENHARDT (c1949-) married Seth Bates and born to them were two children: Heidi and Seth.

( ARTHUR WELLINGTON ADAMS II born August 18, 1898 St. Louis MO and died May 26, 1968 Los Gatos, Santa Clara, CA; buried Skylawn Memorial Park. Arthur was just six months old when his Dad died, so when he was growing up, relatives watched him a lot because his mother had to go to work to support the family. In his early 20’s, he life with his sister, Marie. He trained, in school, to be a draftsman (mechanical engineer) and that was his profession for his whole life. He traveled all over the US from job to job, mostly with big oil companies designing refineries. In his later years, he worked for companies like Bechtel and Kaiser. His detailing was detailed, precise and almost like looking at a piece of art in its complexity. He married 1st in 1920 at St. Louis, Elizabeth Robertson; married 2d in 1925 at St. Louis, Ruth Gross; and 3d April 12, 1937 in Tulsa OK, Shirley Arvada Dillon (born Bernice Arvada Dillon – later changed her name) [dau. of Charles & Edith (Beckelhimer) Dillon] born February 14, 1918 Willis Branch, Fayette, WVA and died April 12, 1967 Duluth, St. Louis, MN; buried Luthern Church Cemetery, St. Louis Co MN – divorced 1940. After they divorced, Shirley worked in a steel plant during WWII; she was one of the ‘Rosie the Riveters’; managed Arnett’s Ice Cream Store, Colonial Heights VA; did waitressing at the Glass Block Department Store, Duluth MN and was they best they had, some have been know to wait in line 30 minutes just for her; graduated upstairs to the Ladies Wear Department; took over Cashiering in the same department and stayed there for several years and also did some modeling for the store. Shirley and her new husband bought a place in the country about 25 miles from Duluth MN. They remodeled the whole house and her vegetable and flower gardens were beautiful. Through the years she was always sewing, from clothes, to fine needlepoint, embroidery, crocheting, knitting to quilting which won her awards at the fair. All of this beauty was with a crippled right hand from a bad burn as a child. Born to Arthur and Elizabeth was:

( RICHARD ADAMS (c1921-)

Born to Arthur and his second wife, Ruth, was:

( ARTHUR WELLINGTON ADAMS, Jr., born June 26, 1928 St. Louis MO; married 1st 1953 at San Diego CA, Beatrice Huber; and 2d 1980 Frances Holder; and born to Arthur and Beatrice were:




Born to Arthur and his third wife, Shirley, was:

( DEANNA JEAN ADAMS born March 26, 1937 Tulsa OK; married January 29, 1955 at Duluth MN, Charles Theron Holm [son of Edwin & Ruth (Erickson) Holm] [Deanna is the provider of this twig of the Tree – thanks, Deanna, for sharing this with us.] Born to them were:

( MARK EDWIN HOLM born February 27, 1956 Duluth, St. Louis, MN; married May 19, 1979 at Carson City NV, Linda Joanne Lightfoot and born to them were:

( JENNIFER LYNN HOLM born August 10, 1984 Santa Rosa, Sonoma, CA

( CHRISTINA MAE HOLM born May 9, 1991 Santa Rosa, Sonoma, CA

( ERIC CAMPBELL HOLM born September 13, 1962 San Francisco CA; married September 8, 1984 at Reno NV, Sarah Joann Grider [dau of Marion & Bobbie (Ellington) Grider]; Sarah has red hair, which is naturally curly and falls in ringlets, and her mother says that when she born that she looked just like a red lollie-pop and she was called ‘Lollie’ and that name has stuck with her. Sarah is no nonsense, get it done type of person. She has taken over the management of the hog operation and shows pigs at the fairs; involved in 4-H as the Swine Leader. She is a very helpful person and there is nothing she would not do for a friend or a child in need. Eric has been involved in raising hogs for several years and has been very successful in the purebred show circuit. Eric and his family live with his parents and raise their livestock there. Born to them were:

( AMANDA ERIN HOLM born December 31, 1985 Santa Rosa, Sonoma, CA

( RUBY JEAN HOLM born December 21, 1991 Santa Rosa, Sonoma, CA

( SARAH BLAKENEY born March 3, 1833 Peekskill and died there January 11, 1834; buried Methodist Church graveyard. Her remains, along with all others, to include Ferris’, were removed and transferred to Yorktown NY.

( THOMAS JOSEPH BLAKENEY, Jr., D.D.S., (Photos) born (November 3, 1835) January 5, 1830 Peekskill NY and died c1906 (July 17, 1907); early training was at Peekskill Academy, of which is father was founder; moved to NYC and entered the office of Dr. John Howe as a dental student in December 1855; sailed to California via Nicaragua reaching San Francisco on steam Uncle Sam January 1856; went to Sacramento where he was one of the most successful dentists; assisted in the first organization of the Republican Party on the Pacific Coast March 8, 1856; chairman of the Sacramento County Republican Central Committee during the Lincoln campaign; was in Washington at the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln March 4, 1861; was authorized by Senator Baker with Frank Lemon and Rodney Mathewson to recruit a regiment called “First U.S. Volunteers of California; the men were enlisted and quartered in Port Schuyler NY; appointed Major of the First Cavalry California Volunteers and reported for duty to General Carlton commanding the Department of New Mexico. During this time he made several successful campaigns against the Navajo and Apache Indians, which were hostile tribes; at the end of the Indian Wars, he returned to Sacramento. Letter from the War Department, The Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, December 2, 1925: “….. the records show that Thomas J. Blakeney was enrolled June 1, 1861 at New York, NY, and was mustered into service June 28, 1861, at Fort Schuyler NY., as 2d Lieutenant of Company K., 1st California Volunteer Infantry, to serve3 years. He was honorably discharged to date from October 6, 1861, by reason of his promotion to 1st Lieutenant. He was mustered into service October 7, 1861, and transferred to Company P., 1st California Infantry, which regiment in November or December 1861 became the 71st Pennsylvania Infantry. In July 1862, Company P was broken up and Lieutenant Blakeney was transferred to Company D of that regiment, and was honorably discharged April 10, 1863, on tender of resignation to accept promotion. He is considered by the War Department as commissioned to the grade of Captain in Company D., 71st Pennsylvania Infantry, to take effect from February 19, 1863. He was mustered into service July 2, 1863, as Major of the 1st California Volunteer Cavalry and was honorably mustered out November 18, 1864, at Las Cruces, New Mexico as Major.” He was appointed Assessor of the Fourth Internal Revenue District and filled that position for 4 years; went to San Francisco and went into the merchantile business; president of the “Veteran’s Corps”; organized the Grand Army of the Republic in the spring 1867; married Mary Naomi Miller [dau. of Banker Henry & Nancy (Robinson) Miller] born 1847 Milwaukee WI and died November 15, 1910 – apparently divorced as Mary was remarried by 1892; and born born to them were:

( MAE BLAKENEY (Photos) born February 17, 1870 and died June 17, 1947; married March 21, 1896, as his 2d wife, Edward McNeill Moore (furniture designer) [son of Bartholomew Philip & Ann Francis (Wood) Moore] born August 6, 1856 and died November 14, 1930; resided in San Francisco until they were forced to leave their home during the huge fire which followed the 19096 earthquake; resided in Santa Cruz and Ben Lomond; divorced 1911; and born to them were:




( HENRY FERRIS BLAKENEY (Harry) (Photos) born 1874 San Francisco CA and died August 27, 1897 Chicago IL; graduated from UC Berkeley 1896; very athletic and participated in sports while at college; his step-father, Edward Carter Dyer, made Harry manager of the Windermere hotel in Chicago upon Harry’s graduation from college; an avid swimmer, he was in the habit of swimming in Lake Michigan every day during the summer; drown while swimming

( BENJAMIN BLAKENEY (Benji) (Photos) born February 21, 1872 San Francisco CA and died April 28, 1928 Fresno CA; laborer, single

( LYDIA AMEILA BLAKENEY born August 6, 1835 Peekskill; married 1855 Alexander Henry Coulter, of NYC, where they lived a good portion of their married life, and then removed to Brooklyn; Alexander born 1828 NYC and died June 19, 1902 Brooklyn; both buried Greenwood. Alexander was a devotee to Free Masonry, have been elected 12 consecutive times as Worshipful Master of the George Washington Lodge No. 1, of NYC. Born to them were:

( ALEXANDER H. COULTER born Brooklyn NY; married a Miss Benedict

( LYDIA AMELIA COULTER died 1903 Brooklyn NY; buried Green-Wood Cemetery

( CHARLES BLAKENEY COULTER was a bachelor and a lawyer

( WASHINGTON IRVING COULTER died in infancy, Brooklyn; buried Green-Wood Cemetery.


( EMMA FERRIS COULTER died at the age of 11 years, Brooklyn; buried Green-Wood Cemetery

( BENJAMIN FERRIS BLAKENEY (Photo) born 1837 Peekskill NY and died suddenly, in 1876, San Francisco CA, which place he had gone to prepare a permanent home for his wife and family; buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery (Defunct, remains where relocated to various cemeteries?). When Benjamin was a young man, he belonged to a Brooklyn debating society and a young man’s literary association, who gave much of their time to forma and informal argument. He also wrote frequently for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and a book having many of his poems, in his handwriting, was owned by his daughter. When the Civil War broke out, he was unable to enlist because of ill health and later an attack of inflammatory rheumatism left his heart permanently affected. He was for some time in the insurance business, but later went in partnership with his father-in-law, in the gold pen business. His inventions showed that singular versatility of mind, which few men possess. He discovered the process of using hydraulic pressure on paper to make papier mach containers. This idea he gave to the Chicago Board of Trade, thus enabling him to spend all his spare time and money on the perfection of a process by which erydium could be molded and applied to instruments and tools having very fine points, making them more durable. When success in this project seemed very near, his ill health and death prevented its culmination. His interest in literature lasted during his life, and at times he entertained his friends by giving whole scenes from the plays of Shakespeare. He married, April 29, 1862, Brooklyn NY, Stella Peronne Sabin [dau of Henry Warren & Lydia Ann (Northup) Sabin] who died January 16, 1908 Hackensack NJ at the home of her daughter, Adele; buried there. After Benjamin’s death, Stella moved with her younger children to her parent’s home. Born to them were:

( SABINE BLAKENEY born February 12, 1863 Baltimore MD and died April 26, 1866 Brooklyn NY

( LYDIA THOMAS BLAKENEY born July 26, 1865 Baltimore MD and died there, June 25, 1866

( LOUISE MARY BLAKENEY born October 4, 1867 Brooklyn NY [where her parents were residing on Sackett Street between Smith Street and Hoyt Street]; graduated from Brooklyn High School 1885; after a few months she secured a position in Public School No. 11 on Roosevelt Street, NYC. Here she taught until her marriage, September 16, 1891 to William John Fisher [son of William Barnes & Jane (Chambers) Fisher] born April 24, 1859 Liverpool, England and died October 3, 1924 Hackensack NJ. Upon her marriage, they moved to Hackensack NJ, taking a house on Passaic Street. After joining Christ Church (Episcopal), she became a member of the Guild of the Parish, the Guild of the Good Shepherd, and the Hackensack Hospital Association. During the Spanish-American War she worked on the Red Cross Committee, and until the birth of her daughter Elizabeth, was an active member in church and hospital organizations. In 1898, they built a new home on Clinton Place. During WWI she worked with Mrs. David St. John’s Red Cross Committee, making bandages and dressings for the Allied troops. When the US declared war she worked with Red Cross Unit No. 8. With the entire class she took the examination for instructress in surgical dressings, and was appointed an Inspectress. For 2 years she was vice president of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of Harry B. Doremus Post, American Legion, with which body she served on the Hospital committee. On the death of William she moved from Hackensack to Maywood. She was a member of the Women’s Missionary Club; a charter member of the Women’s club of Hackensack, and a member of the Hackensack Golf Club and Hackensack Dramatic Club and other organizations. William was about 7 years old when his parents come to the US and settled in Brooklyn. He found it necessary to leave school when very young and go to work, but being naturally of a studious nature he continued his studies by attending night school. After holding several positions he became an accountant with Thompson & Bedford Company, dealers in lubricating oils, which firm later was absorbed by the Standard Oil Company, when Mr. Thompson retired, but Mr. E. T. Bedford soon became one of the important members of the original Standard Oil group and finding it necessary to have a person of undoubted integrity to handle his personal finances, he selected William, who held that position until his death. In 1912, E. T. Bedford retired from active participation in the affairs of the Standard Oil Co., to devote his time and energy to the management of the Corn Products Co., of which he was President, and at his request, William resigned his position and became Assistant Treasurer of the Corn Products Co., his principal duties being, however, the care of Mr. Bedford’s personal finances. William became a member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of the People’s Trust & Guaranty Co., of Hackensack NJ and a member of the Board of Directors of the North River Insurance Co., of NYC. He resided in Brooklyn until 1891, when, with his mother and brother, he removed to Hackensack NJ, where he made his permanent home. While in Brooklyn, he was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and on his removal to Hackensack, he joined Christ Church, where he served on the vestry and as Junior Warden, and at the time of his death was Senior Warden and Treasurer, which positions he had held for a number of years. While he was of a retiring and reserved disposition, he made hosts of friends and was always ready to do an act of kindness or help in any undertaking for the benefit of the church or the community. Born to them were:

( DOROTHY FISHER born March 24, 1893 at her parent’s home on Passaic Street, Hackensack NJ; graduated from the Hackensack High School with the class of 1912. After two years of study at the Art Student’s League in New York, she went to Goucher College, Baltimore MD, where she became interested in social work. She taught at the Paret Memorial Mission (Episcopal) and at the College Settlement at Locust Point, and also in a mission for the Chinese. She was sent as a delegate to the YWCA convention at Eaglesmere PA and was chairman of social services in her senior year at college. She enlisted as a canteen worker with the YMCA in August 1918, working in the Lederle Antitoxin Laboratory until called upon for service in December. She sailed for England December 31, 1918 and worked in canteens in Knotty Ash Camp, Liverpool and at Gievres, France. She was discharged from this service September 1919. For some time following the war, she gave her services to the Navy Club of NYC. She married, October 21, 1922 Leigh Kent Lydecker, of Maywood NJ [son of Charles Edward & Ella (Voorhis) Lydecker] born October 31, 1882 Greenwich CT and died February 11, 1969. Leigh spent his early life in Maywood NJ where he attended public and private schools. He graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a M.E., 1902. He then entered NYU, School of Law, from which he graduated, LL.B, 1904. He was admitted to the NY bar, 1904 and practiced law in NYC until his retirement in 1965. Like his father, whose practice he assumed in 1920, Leigh specialized in estate administration and trust work. In 1901 he enlisted in Company H 7th Regiment, National Guard of New York (as did his father), attained the rank of corporal while on active duty 1904-08. In 1916 he enlisted in the Depot Battalion of the 7th Regiment and was discharged in May 1917, entering the first Officer’s Training Camp at Fort Meyer VA. He was commissioned First Lieutenant, Field Artillery, Officer’s Reserve Corps, August 1917 and was assigned to the 315th Field Artillery, 80th Division. A month later he was assigned to the 149th Field Artillery, 42d (Rainbow) Division, serving with this regiment in France on the Lorraine and Champagne fronts. He was promoted to Captain in July 1918 and reassigned to Field Artillery Brigade Firing Center, Anniston AL where he supervised instruction for two artillery brigades. He assisted in laying out Fort Bragg NC and was discharged December 23, 1918. He was commissioned Major of Field Artillery, February 19, 1919 and assigned as the executive officer, 153d Field Artillery Brigade, 78th Division, Organized Reserved.In 1928 he was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel and assigned to the 307th Regiment Field Artillery which drilled many summers at Pine Camp NY. He was a trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Maywood NJ and a vestryman and warden of the Church of Christ (Episcopal), Hackensack. In addition, he was a regular participant in Newark Diocesan conventions and committees; also a trustee for the Hackensack YMCA/YWMC for 35 years; actively involved in Phi Delta Phi, and Phi Gamma Delta legal fraternities, Holland Society, Army Navy Club, and New York County Lawyers Association. Other notable positions were the presidence of the Alex Corporation and several times Mayor of Maywood NJ. Regularly on the 4th of July, he mounted a large white horse and wearing his military uniform, led the celebratory town parade. Born to them were:


( LEIGH KENT LYDECKER, JR., born April 2, 1925

( HENRY SABINE FISHER born September 12, 1894 Hackensack NJ; graduated from Hackensack H.S. 1913 where he played football for 2 years; graduated from Cornell U., B.S., 1917. During college he was active in football, rowing, tennis and the manager of the University Orchestra; April 1917 he enlisted as a Private in Company K 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, but was transferred to Company M 165th Infantry, 42d Division. He served in France as a Corporal and Sergeant from November 1917 until October 1918, when he was sent to Officer’s Training School at La Valbonne (Aisne) France. The regiment saw service on the Lorraine and Champagne fronts before they took part in the Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel and Argonne offensives. Corporal Fisher was gassed at Rogue Bouquet March 1918, and spent a month in the hospital at Contrexiville before returning to the regiment. In May 1919 he was commissioned Second Lieutenant, Infantry at St. Aignan, France. He returned to the US in July 1919 and was discharged at Camp Dix NJ on July 11th. He was a sales manager with Capes-Viscose, Inc., a Delaware Corporation; unmarried and resided with his mother and sister in Maywood NJ

( ELIZABETH FISHER born January 27, 1908 Hackensack NJ

( ADELE SABIN BLAKENEY born December 3, 1869 Brooklyn NY; attended the Nostrand Avenue High School and then secured a position with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, which she resigned to be married and removed to Hackensack. When WWI was declared she took the Red Cross examinations for surgical dressings and having qualified, worked until the armistice as one of the directors of the Hackensack Chapter, Auxiliary No. 8. She was on the board of Managers of the House of the Holy Comforter in Orange, a volunteer worker for the Church Mission of Help, a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Hackensack Hospital and the WMCA and chairman of the finance committee of the Day Nursery and chairman of the Garden Club. She married, October 5, 1893 in Brooklyn, Frederick Thomas Fisher [son of William Barnes & Jane (Chambers) Fisher] [brother of William John, above] born October 4, 1867, Brooklyn where he resided until 1901 when he moved to Hackensack. He left school at 12 years of age, taking a position with a firm of Wall Street brokers, with whom he remained 11 years. He then decided to go into a manufacturing business and after holding several positions, he was in 1901 given charge of the accounting and office management of the New York Glucose Company, which was then being organized by E. T. Bedford and some of his associates. He became Secretary of this company, and in 1906, when there was a consolidation of all the large glucose and starch manufacturers in the US, under the name of the Corn Products Refining Company, he became Secretary of that company and later Treasurer and a VP, also member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee. Later became President of the International Trading Company, a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Fidelity International Trust Company of NY; of the Board of Directors of the United States Fire Insurance Company of NY; and of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the People’s Trust and Guaranty Company of Hackensack. Born to them were:

( RUTH FISHER born December 13, 1896 Hackensack NJ; attended the Gateway private school in New Haven CT for 4 years, and upon her graduation, studied at the Parsons School of Fine and Applied Arts. After spending a year or two painting and designing gifts, she decided to go into business with a friend and start a gift shop. This work was interrupted by her marriage, February 18, 1922 in Hackensack, to Luther Locke Richardson [son of Thomas Franklin & Nellie (Simons) Richardson] born February 8, 1896, Clinton MA. He received a scholarship to Cornell, from Erasmus Hall, Brooklyn. Upon their marriage they resided a few months in Boston before they moved to Hackensack. WWI interrupted Luther’s attendance at college – he enlisted in the Navy and served 2 years abroad as a chief petty officer on a submarine chaser. During his enlistment he crossed the English Channel 59 times. Following his honorable discharge he returned and completed his course at Cornell, after which he took a position with the Texas Oil Company in St. Louis MO, but resigned and accepted an offer from the Beacon Oil Company in Boston. Removing to Hackensack, he went into the business of electrical supplies and radios, which seemed to have a good future, but he gave this up also to become a bond salesman. He was an interesting talker, which he happily combined with a gracious personality. She was known for her devotion to her family and friends; having the happy faculty of combining the practical temperament with the artistic. Born to them was:

( THOMAS FRANKLIN RICHARDSON born December 31, 1923 Hackensack NJ

( GRACE FISHER born June 21, 1900 Hackensack NJ; attended the Gateway School at New Haven CT and upon her graduation went to Connecticut College in New Haven; engaged to Leonard Dankman Weil, of Chicago

( WILFRED BLAKENEY FISHER born March 5, 1902 Hackensack NJ and died December 5, 1902

( ROBERT SEYMOUR FISHER born October 13, 1907 Hackensack NJ; entered Princeton from Hun’s School, with the preferred list of boys. His interests were varied, and his time divided between golf and polo, both of which he played with enthusiasm and success.

( PERCY THOMAS BLAKENEY born December 24, 1871 Brooklyn NY and died January 15, 1879, stricken with scarlet fever

( ZAIDEE PERONNE BLAKENEY “Peronne” born March 24, 1876 St. Louis MO. After she graduated from the Girls’ High School in Brooklyn, she took a position in the actuarial department of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of NY, from which she resigned to be married. She married, April 29, 1905 in Brooklyn, Neil McLeod Whittaker [son of Alfred & Elizabeth (McLeod) Whittaker] born February 1, 1878, Brooklyn. He graduated from P.S. No. 35 when he was 13 years of age and entered the employ of H.K. Brewer & Co., stationers, of NYC. After several years he entered night school, and was able one 1-½ years to pass the entrance exam and become a student of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia U. After his graduation he traveled 3 months in Europe and on his return opened an office in Brooklyn, where he practiced medicine for 10 years. He was in charge of the milk station financed by Nathan Strauss, which was the first in NYC and later opened a number of others in the city, assuming charge of one of them for 8 years. He was visiting physician to the children’s ward of the Methodist Episcopal Hospital in Brooklyn, and gave his services at various times to the free clinics of the Brooklyn Hospital and the Long Island College Hospital. During WWI he worked on various drives and was untiring in giving his time and himself to the needy families of the soldiers at the front. During the infantile paralysis epidemic in Brooklyn, he worked days and nights as one of the appointed diagnosticians of that place. In 1924 he invented and patented a device known as Revira for cleaning and polishing the teeth. Despite suffering and ill health, added to the cares and responsibilities of a doctor’s wife, Peronne found time to devote to other people. At one time she took a tiny incubator baby into her home and kept her there, under the supervision of her husband, until she could have care that was not professional without endangering her life. At the same time she offered to take another child who was very ill, promising to return him home cured after 3 weeks treatment by her husband, but this offer was refused, the child’s family feeling that with her own baby and the incubator baby and only one nurse, that the added care would be too great, but as the child grew steadily worse, the offer was finally accepted and the promise made was fulfilled. During WWI she was slowly recovering from a very serious operation and was obliged to confine her work to knitting for the soldiers, of which she completed many articles for their warmth and comfort. Born to them were:

( VESTA PERONNE WHITTAKER born March 27, 1906 Brooklyn NY and died April 1, 1906

( WILLIAM HALLS WHITTAKER born March 31, 1907 Brooklyn NY; from the time he entered grammar school until his graduation, he was never late and stood at the head of his class, one year winning the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Medal for scholarship. During his high school life he conducted a column in the school paper and played in tennis tournaments, tennis and golf being his favorite sports; attended Rutgers College

( PERONNE WHITTAKER born August 13, 1908 Brooklyn NY; graduated from Hackensack High School as one of its honor pupils. She was VP of the Hackensack High School Athletic Association, member of the school tennis team and forward on the varsity basketball team, which won the league championship in 1924 – voted the best girl athlete of Hackensack High School 1925; during WWI, although only 8 years of age, she knitted many pairs of socks for the soldiers; June 1926, she graduated from the Dwight School in Englewood NJ

( NEIL MCLEOD WHITTAKER, JR., born and died May 4, 1913 Brooklyn NY

( EMILY FERRIS BLAKENEY “Emma” born November 1, 1842 Peekskill-on-the-Hudson NY and died after 1908; married 1st January 22, 1862 in NY, Milo Newton Wells [son of Thomas Stratton & Susan F. (Heath) Wells], of Chicago, born October 16, 1837 Waterbury VT and died January 10, 1876 at St. Louis MO, as a result of a severe cold; buried Bellefontaine Cemetery. Emily married 2d July 12, 1888 at the Trinity Church, New York City, Joseph Burr Bennett, M.D., who died July 23, 1904; buried in Cypress Hills. Emily, Milo, and his parents all moved to St. Louis to become the Western branch of the Gold Pen Manufacturing business. After Milo’s death, Emily returned to New York with the children. She wrote the portion of the Blakeney-Sabin Genealogy book that was about her mother, father, and siblings; she wrote it after 1908, when she was 66 years of age. Much of this info is from her work, so we have much to thank her for! Some of her comments: “In looking backward, I cannot forget to mention the pleasant week’s visit with my husband at my Uncle Charles Ferris’ home in Meadville PA – the wedding speech of congratulation at the hotel, with the big sleigh outside awaiting us, then the aunt, the different cousins at Meadville, the hospitable entertainment, the good old stories galore, until the clock would strike twelve, with the announcement to retire”. “In past years my best-directed energies outside of my family have been in developing the faculties of children, in the infant department of Sunday Schools and Kindergartens. I received a course of kindergarten instruction in St. Louis in 1876”. “I always thought, until late years, that my mother Lydia A. Ferris, born in the old homestead at Peekskill-on-Hudson. My maternal grandfather, Joseph Ferris married Lydia Seymour, of Norwalk CT, December 25, 1788, when 21 years of age, and with his father’s approval commenced life at St. John’s, New Brunswick, Canada. My mother was the eldest of seven children born there. When war was declared between France and England and Napoleon was fitting out a fleet to attack the Provinces, my grandfather had large and lucrative possessions there on the waterfront, and being a U.S. subject could claim no indemnity in case of destruction. He therefore sold his possessions at a great sacrifice and returned, with his seven children, to the old homestead at Peekskill-on-Hudson, where he born. After his return three more children were added to the seven”. Born to them were:

( FRANK NEWTON WELLS born November 18, 1862 Brooklyn NY; married February 11, 1884 Carrie Pattison [dau of Wilson & Eliza] (of Ossining NY) born December 21, 1863. Born to them were:


( HAZEL B. WELLS born Ossining NY

( HELEN B. WELLS born Ossining NY

( LILLIAN WELLS born December 12, 1871 Jersey City NJ and died May 10, 1893 Brooklyn NY

( BENJAMIN FERRIS born October (1)11, 1796 St. John, New Brunswick; studied to be a lawyer, but returned to the old home in Peekskill; a bachelor and drowned in the Mississippi River while touring in the West

( SARAH (SALLY) FERRIS born June 20, 1798 St. John, New Brunswick and died April 1, 1886; married in Peekskill NY, Jacob Lent and born to them were:

( PHILENA LENT married a Mr. Post and born to them was:


( HARRIET LENT married a Mr. Reed of Purdy’s Station NY

( LYDIA LENT married Benson Strang of Yorktown NY

( BENSON LENT resided in Somers NY; unmarried

( EDWARD SEYMOUR FERRIS born June 15, 1800 (1801) St. John, New Brunswick and died May 12, 1849/50 Panama Canal Zone, another victim of Charges Fever, on the way to the California goldfields; married 1826 Elizabeth Carpenter [dau of Thomas & Hannah (Husted) Carpenter] born 1803/4 and died March 21, 1887 New Rochelle, Westchester, NY; and born to them were:

( MARION MOUNT FERRIS (MARY) born September 6, 1828 NY and died February 16, 1915; married 1851 in Peekskill NY, Charles W. Willson born July 1817 NY and died January 15, 1873; and born to them were:

( ARTHUR L. WILLSON born December 19, 1853 NY and died June 22, 1907; married April 15, 1876 Matilda “Tillie” E. Wilson – unrelated – born February 22, 1858 and died September 7, 1924; and born to them were:

( HARRIETT CARPENTER WILLSON “Hattie” born May 31, 1878 NYC and died April 1947 New Rochelle, Westchester County NY; married 1st c1898 in New Rochelle NY, Charles Henry Broas [son of Henry Clay & Mary Augusta (Morey) Broas] born January 17, 1872 NYC and died July 17, 1919 New Rochelle; both buried Woodlawn Cemetery in Yonkers. Hattie remarried 1928 Francis A. Fichtel. Hattie’s DAR# is 113051. Born to Hattie and Charles were:

( DOROTHY WILLSON BROAS “Dot” born August 12, 1899 Bronx NY and died August 9, 1981 Annapolis MD; married June 12, 1923 in New Rochelle NY, John Norman McDowell [son of Rev. Thomas Rankin & Sophie Simmons (Pusey) McDowell] born in the Manse of the Upper Octarora Presbyterian Church in Parkesburg, Chester County PA, August 23, 1892 and died November 26, 1958 New London Township, Chester County PA. Dot graduated from Mt. Holyoke College, 1921. John graduated from Princeton 1917. He was a Lieutenant in a machine gun company during WWI and a paper company executive for the remainder of his working life. Born to them was:

( DOROTHY ELIZABETH MCDOWELL “Dorrie” living in 2001; married Jack Warren Morris [son of James Monroe & Edna Blanche (Parker) Morris II] born August 26, 1924 Washington D.C. and died October 21, 1999 Glen Burnie MD; buried Arlington National Cemetery VA, Plot 30 0 857 RH; US Military Academy Class of 1946; US Army, Lieutenant Colonel; and born to them were:

( LESLIE CAROL MORRIS married Howard Fred Smith – no offspring.


( ANN MORRIS born June 4, 1958 Germany and died there June 6, 1958; buried Arlington National Cemetery VA

( NANCY MORRIS born and died March 29, 1960 Fort Bragg NC; buried Arlington National Cemetery VA

( JOHN MCDOWELL MORRIS married Elizabeth Paige Terry; John is the provider of the updated info on this “twig” – Thanks John! Born to them were:



( MARJORIE HATTIE BROAS “Bardie” born March 18, 1905 NYC and died October 1983 Sarasota FL; graduated from Mt. Holyoke College 1927 and married April 13, 1928 to John Clyde Lapp. “Jack” born April 13, 1907 Clarence NY and died October 26, 1990 Rochester NY; and born to them was:

( MARY ELIZABETH LAPP living in 2001; married 1st John Hayland Hodgson born February 27, 1929 Boston MA and died July 11, 1960 Buffalo NY; married 2d Thomas Joseph Donovan born April 25, 1930 Buffalo NY and died May 1, 1995 Rochester NY; married 3d Edward Charles Morin born April 23, 1926 Hinsdale NH and died December 16, 1994 Fairport NY. Born to Mary and John were:

( JOHN MCBARRON HODGSON married Dinah Lee Keeler (is this John McBarron Hodgson, M.D., Dartmouth College?); and born to them were:




( DAVID CHARLES HODGSON married Laurie Ann Bukovac. Born to them were:




( MARJORIE WILLSON born June 17, 1885; marred Latham Josephson Ovens born September 7, 1884 New Rochelle, Westchester, NY; when he signed up for the WWI draft, he lived in Westchester Co, 34y old, medium height, brown eyes, and black hair; and born to them were:

( LATHAM OVENS “Bill” (c1906-)

( EDITH OVENS (c1910-) married Horace Wood


( KENNETH OVENS born August 12, 1918 and died May 1985 Manchester NH

( DONALD OVENS born March 31, 1928 and died January 16, 1997 West Hollywood CA – unmarried

( WILLIE WILLSON born about November 1878 NY

( EDITH WILLSON born c1880-84 and died October 31, 1906


( WILLIAM WILLSON – never married – William and his sis Genevieve were living together in Brooklyn 1936

( GENEVIEVE WILLSON – never married

( ADELIA FERRIS (ADELAIDE) married Alphonso Bogert Schurman of Jersey City NJ

( SARA HUSTED FERRIS born October 30, 1831 Peekskill NY; married January 7, 1856 Darius V. Smith

( LUCY LANE FERRIS married, as his 2d wife, May 26, 1875 Rev. Thomas Hewlings Stockton, Jr., M.D., of Philadelphia [son of Rev. Thomas, Sr. & Anna (Roe) McCurdy] born May 26, 1839 at Mt. Holly NJ. Thomas, Sr. was the chaplain of the Senate in 1863 and he conducted the religious services at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery; before Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

( BENJAMIN CARPENTER FERRIS born July 16, 1834 NY and died there February 14, 1875; married June 29, 1859 Caroline A. Folk (Carrie) [dau of John Seward & Hellen Folk] born 1840 NY and died February 23, 1886 Brooklyn NY; buried there Green-Wood Cemetery (Cemetery Photo); and born to them was:


( JANE ELIZA FERRIS (JENNIE) married Daniel S. Bedell


( LAURA MELVINA FERRIS married Rev. William D. Neese, a Methodist Episcopal minister, of Meadville PA

( EDWARD SEYMOUR FERRIS born June 2, 1850 NY; married 1st Emma Phillips, whom he divorced, and 2d Anna Barnes; and born to Ed and Emma were:

( LILLIAN FERRIS born c1876 NJ

( STOCKTON R. FERRIS born about December 1879 NJ

Born to Edward and his 2d wife, Anna, were [these kids are also listed under Dean Ferris – will leave in place for now – be aware!]:

( MARY ELIZABETH FERRIS born August 23, 1889 Peekskill, Westchester, NY [we have two Mary Elizabeth Ferris with same dob and pob –this one and the other is ( – what are the odds – it would appear one is duplicated – the question is which one – will leave both in place for now – be aware!]

( ANNA THOMPSON FERRIS born September 8, 1891 Peekskill, Westchester, NY and died September 29, 1891

( VICTOR LEWIS FERRIS born September 19, 1892 Peekskill NY and died November 1965 NY

( ANNA ADELIA FERRIS born January 10, 1895 Peekskill NY

( JOHN FERRIS born September 20, 1802 at Peekskill NY, in the same house where his father was born and died there November 29, 1820; no offspring

( ANNE POST FERRIS born December 25, (1800) 1803/4 Peekskill NY and died September 28, 1897 New York City; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn; married 1826 at Charleston SC, Thomas Gildersleeve, M.D., [son of Finch & Mary (Seymour)] born South East, Putnam, NY 1797 and died December 30, 1874 New York City, where he was a practicing physician; graduated from Harvard and practiced medicine Monticello GA 1828. Being intensely Northern in his opinions, he was involved in the Palmetto War outbreak and was forced to flee in 1835 to the North with his young family. Anne and Thomas’s mothers were the Seymour sisters of Norwalk CT. {Thanks to Fern Rogers for this information.} Born to them were:

( LAURA POST GILDERSLEEVE married as his 1s wife, Burr Perry; lived and died at Green Farms CT. It is purported she sang with Jenny Lind in the Old Castle Garden in New York City.

( MARY ANN GILDERSLEEVE; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn

( EMILY (EMMA) GILDERSLEEVE; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn. Emily was killed when a little girl in the Greenwich Street Public School disaster

( SEYMOUR GILDERSLEEVE died from wounds received at Malvern Hill VA, July 1, 1862; served with Company A, 40th New York Regiment; Civil War; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn

( FERRIS GILDERSLEEVE died young; buried in Greenwood Cemetery

( EDWARD GILDERSLEEVE died while on a whaling voyage

( WILLIAM BELDEN FERRIS born July 24/6, 1806/7 Peekskill, Westchester, NY and died there February 24, 1888; buried Hillside Cemetery, Peekskill; married at Cortland Town, Westchester Co. on January 26, 1831, at the home of the bride’s father, Marge (Mary) Forgee born January 31, 1812 Croton NY and died June 9(19?), 1880. He was elected one of the trustees of the village of Peekskill, 1845. Pre-Civil War, William had a store at Oscawana (Peekskill), which burned after the insurance had just expired, so he was ruined and went to live with his sister at Somers. He got on his feet again, and bought land on Watch Hill Road in Peekskill. At this site, he built a home that in 1975 was still standing. Mrs. Ferris received a pension as the result of her son David’s death during the Civil War. The pension was transferred to William B., after his wife’s death. Born to William and Marge were:

( CATHERINE FERRIS born September 20/28, 1832 Peekskill NY and died there February 20/28, 1840

( JAMES AUGUSTUS FERRIS born September 15, 1834 Peekskill NY and died April 15, 1915 Peekskill, Oscowanna-on-Hudson; buried in Cortlandtville Cemetery (Hillside Cemetery), Peekskill; married December 16, 1853 Catherine Sophia Clark born July 6, 1832 and died October 11 (or December 4), 1899; buried Hillside Cemetery; and born to James and Catherine were:

( EVELYN FERRIS born February 6, 1856/8 Peekskill and died there December 14, 1925; unmarried

( CYRUS EDWARD FERRIS born September 20, 1859 Peekskill and died 1935; married April 14/24, 1889 Mary Gordon Goodspeed born February 2, 1870 and died August 25, 1939. Born to them were:

( EDNA STUART FERRIS born January 28, 1891/93 Asbury Park, Monmouth, NJ and died October 1, 1949 Little Silver, Monmouth, NJ; married Lyle Kinmouth White born February 1, 1895 Ashbury Park and died July 21, 1959 AZ. Born to them was an only child:

( EVELYN MAE WHITE born December 26, 1917 Asbury Park, Monmouth, NJ and died February 13, 1991 Woodbine, Montgomery, MD; married April 5, 1941 James Wesley Birkhead born January 23, 1916 Owensboro, Daviess, KY and died June 6, 1993 Staunton VA; resided Gaithersburg MD – divorced – he remarried to Jean Ella Arthur – Obit: “Jean Ella Arthur Birkhead, age 84 of Lower Yard Road, Millboro, Virginia died Sunday September 15, 2002 at her residence. She was born in Shepherd’s Bush, England on June 26, 1918 a daughter of the late Joseph Edward and Rose Ella Allgar Arthur. Mrs. Birkhead worked for the ministry of Game and Inland Fisheries in England and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Millboro. She is survived by two daughters, Lind L. Pearson of Spanish Fork UT and Dr. Sheryl Lynn Birkhead of Gaithersburg MD; one son, James Lyle Birkhead of Bardstown KY; and four grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John Wesley Birkhead.” Born to them were:

( JAMES LYLE BIRKHEAD born August 17, 1942 Washington, D.C.; married November 21, 1974 Katherine Jane Phillips (Kathy) born February 4, 1943 Chicago IL. Born to them were:

( AMANDA JANE BIRKHEAD ‘Mandie’ born February 16, 1976

( CYNTHIA SUZANNE BIRKHEAD ‘Cyndi’ born July 11, 1978

( SHERYL LYNN BIRKHEAD born December 28, 1946 Washington, D.C.; unmarried

( LINDA LEE BIRKHEAD born January 13, 1952 Washington, D.C.; married June 15, 1974 at Woodfield MD, Scott Coleman Pearson born July 29, 1951 Berwyn, Cook, IL. Linda has provided updated information on this twig – thanks, Linda! Born to them were:

( STEPHEN COLEMAN PEARSON born February 13, 1980 Shelby, Cleveland, NC

( DEANNA CELESTE PEARSON born April 13, 1983 Spartanburg SC [Deanna is the provider of some of the information on this twig – thanks, Deanna!]

( CATHERINE HAZEL FERRIS born October 6, 1893 Ashbury Park NJ and died June 13, 1950; married 1st Arthur Burdge; and 2d William G. Horner; no issue

( NELLY MAY FERRIS born October 12, 1896 Neptune NJ and died there August 8, 1974; married 1st John Francis Abel; and 2d Eugene Ernest Walters born November 24, 1900 and died September 29, 1986. Born to Nellie and James were:

( JOHN FRANCIS ABEL, JR. born March 5, 1923 Asbury Park NJ and died July 11, 2003; buried Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Albertville, Marshall, AL (Photo); moved from Ashbury Park to Guntersville AL; married Grace M Geschke born June 24, 1925; and born to them were:

( JOHN FRANCIS ABEL III born June 3, 1945

( DAVID LYLE ABEL born September 7, 1948

( BONNIE JOY ABEL born July 30, 1950; married a Mr Walker; reside Charleston TN



( EDWARD FERRIS ABEL born March 5, 1925 and died August 7, 1985; buried Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside CA (Photo); Tech-5, US Army

Born to Nellie and her second husband was:

( NELLY JEAN WALTERS born February 27, 1933; Library Media Specialist; taught K through college, retired after 27y; married 1st February 1, 1953 Dean Baylor Jeanblanc – divorced 1980; 2d October 10, 1987 Frank Salvatore Dapice; reside Utica NY; and born to Nelly and Dean were:

( DEBORAH LYNN JEANBLANC born April 15, 1955 Mendota IL

( WILLIAM DEAN JEANBLANC born May 13, 1957 Neptune NJ

( WESLEY JEANBLANC born January 19, 1960 New Brunswick NJ

( GRACE CLARK FERRIS born July 15, 1901 Asbury Park NJ; married Ira Lane White (Jim – related to Lyle K. White above?) and born to them were:

( MARYLN MAE WHITE born May 15, 1933 (1924?); married Louis Taylor and born to them were:

( BARBARA LYNN TAYLOR born March 15, 1952

( LOUIS LANE TAYLOR born April 29, 1957

( SHIRLEY WHITE died age 1y

( EZRA CLARK FERRIS born August 16, 1861 and died February 27, 1947 Croton-on-Hudson NY; was an undertaker in Croton-on-Hudson near Peekskill; married April 30, 1885 Annie Freeborn (1885-1924) and born to them was:

( MILDRED FREEBORN FERRIS born December 11, 1888 Croton-on-Hudson and died May 14, 1956 Los Angeles CA; married August 26, 1926 Clark Morton Dean of St. Paul MI and born to them was:

( SUE ANN DEAN born December 19, 1926/7 (June 5, 1927) Hollywood CA; married June 17, 1948 Norman Thomas Stout of St. Paul MI, born October 19, 1926 Hollywood CA and born to them were:

( DEAN THOMAS STOUT born May 8, 1953 Orange NJ; graduate Whittier Law School 1977 LLD; married July 1, 1977 Vicky Jean Malone born April 9, 1952 Utica NY

( CYNTHIA ANN STOUT born March 22, 1957 Hollywood CA; married June 28, 1978(?) Atlee Burpee IV

( JEFFREY THOMAS STOUT born May 28, 1964; adopted

( ELIA ANN STOUT born December 6, 1965; adopted

( DAVID LINCOLN FERRIS (Photo) born on the Ferris Farm outside of Peekskill NY, December 31, 1864 and died June 9, 1947 Rochester NY. [Ferris Farm of which Watch Hill Farm was once a part, originally was part of a patent which ran from the Hudson River through Furnance Woods plots. One of these 110-acre plots was the joint property in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s of two brothers-in-law, John Goetchius and David Ferris. Owing to a misunderstanding between them, they divided the property into two farms of 55 acres each. David Ferris kept that which was in the 1970’s, Watch Hill Farm and John Goetchius’, which was in the 1970’s, the Herbert Ferris Farm.] David received a B.A. from Hobart College, Geneva NY, 1888; M.A., 1891.He spent a year at Oxford earning a diploma in Theology and also was on the rowing crew. He was ordained at Priestin Lambeth Palace Chapel in London. He graduated from Berkely Divinity School, Middletown, Conn., 1893. Following the example of his father, he entered the ministry of the Episcopal Church with his first ministry in Lockport NY where he remained for ten years, after which he became rector in LeRoy NY. Following special training in hospital work he became Senior Protestant Chaplain at Bellevue Hospital, New York City, where he remained for 21 years. On October 24, 1893, he married Mary Eversley Stuart (of Norwalk CT) born October 13, 1866 and died February 28, 1943. David was rector of St. Matthew’s Church, Horsehead NY and St. John’s Church, Big Flats NY 1893-96; senior curate St. John’s Church, Stamford, Conn., 1896-1900; associate rector Calvary Church, Pittsburgh PA, 1900-12; rector Christ Church, Rochester NY starting in 1912. David received his D.D. in 1921 and a L.H.D. from St. Stephen’s in 1921; bishop 1924-38; trustee Hobart College and General Theological Seminary, Berkeley Divinity School. Born to David and Mary was:

( EVERSLEY STUART FERRIS born March 2, 1900 Stamford CT; married June 21, 1934 Martha Boynton born April 17, 1904 Genesco NY; and born to Eversley and Martha was:

( RICHARD BOYNTON FERRIS born January 10, 1938; adopted; married April 19, 1959 Delores Liberti born May 1, 1934; resided Kerrville TX and had 3 kids

( MARY EMILY FERRIS born December 2, 1868 Peekskill and died April 20, 1915; buried Hillside Cemetery, Peekskill; unmarried

( JAMES HERBERT FERRIS born June 21, 1877 Peekskill and died there February 20, 1961; a farmer and resided on the family farm on Watchill Road, Peekskill; served as Town Clerk of Cortland 1940-60; married 1st Phoebe Tuttle who died July 15, 1937; and 2d Karen Johnson. Born to James and Phoebe were:

( FRANCES LOUISE FERRIS born February 2, 1901(1906?) Peekskill; married Jacob Druschen (1900-1965) and born to them was:

( DONALD FERRIS DRUSCHEN born September 16, 1936 Peekskill and died there July 15, 1937

( RAYMOND TUTTLE FERRIS born April 14, 1913 on the Ferris Family Farm near Peekskill and died November 10, 1974 at Toledo OH; graduate of the Hobart College, Geneva NY; entered the ministry of the Episcopal Church; also graduated from the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Cambridge, Mass. He was ordained by his uncle, Bishop David L. Ferris. He was Rector at Mount Morris NY and then went as a missionary to the Panama Canal Zone, become Dean of the Cathedral in Ancon CZ for ten years. He also served parishes in Nashville TN, Bronxville NY and Toledo OH. He married May 1, 1946 Mary Kate Dicey born October 28, 1911 Montgomery AL and born to them were:

( MARGARET FRANCES FERRIS born April 22, 1946/7 Ancon, Panama Canal Zone; married September 20, 1969 Thomas Capehart Harney and born to them were:

( CATHERINE FERRIS HARNEY born February 21, 1977

( ALISON LOUISE HARNEY born February 28, 1979

( CATHERINE LOUISE FERRIS born May 5, 1952 Ancon, PCZ; attended Skidmore College receiving B.A. 1974 and M.A. 1975; married September 17, 1980 Percy Preston Jr.

( JOSEPH HENRY FERRIS born September 14, 1836 Peekskill and died there June 5, 1837

( BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FERRIS born September 6, 1837 Peekskill and died there July 20, 1911; buried there Hillside Cemetery; a gunsmith. [Jim – speculation – there was a B. F. Ferris, as one of the Madison County NY delegates to a Railroad Convention – Pursuant to the call of the Chairman of the General Committee appointed at Delhi, October 4, 1865, a convention of delegates from the various counties interested in the proposed railroad from New York to Oswego over the midland route, assembled at the St. Nicholas Hotel, in the City of New York, on Wednesday, December 13, 1865, at 12 m.]; married 1st Susan Chase (1842-1893); and 2d February 24, 1895 Marian Stevens. Born the Benjamin and Susan were:

( HETTIE FERRIS (Nettie?) married a Mr. Shepler


( DAVID F. FERRIS born June 24, 1841 Peekskill; according to a General Affidavit contained in pension papers, prior to enlisting, David worked his father’s place, at Peekskill, “about 20 acres of rough land” for three or four years supporting himself and his parents out of the produce he raised upon the place. In addition, for the two winters prior to enlisting, David taught school and the money he earned went for the support of the Family. David’s father, William B., was of feeble health, resulting from Inflammatory Rheumatism, which he had for at least thirty years and during that time was unable to work his land. He was 5’9″ tall with blue eyes and black hair. David had just graduated from Albany State Normal School when he enlisted at Albany NY on the 14th day of August, 1862 as a Private in Company C. of the 44th Regiment of New York Volunteers, afterwards transferring to the 146th Regiment New York Volunteers, from which on October 7, 1864, he was transferred to the Battalion Sharpshooters of the 140th Regiment New York Volunteers.. Sergeant David F. Ferris was killed by a minnie ball in the right groin on March 31, 1865 in the Battle of Five Forks (Battle of White Oak Road), VA. David died within a few hours and was buried at that site.[Another source says there is a tombstone at Hillside Cemetery for David; “a true soldier and a faithful friend, beloved brother and son. His remains may have been moved and buried besides his parents.] The pension papers contain a General Affidavit from George W. Cozine, who served with David and assisted in David’s burial. David never married.

( FERRIS born April 12, 1844 Peekskill (Somers NY); unmarried (?) [There is an Emily (Ferris) Haley (1844-1910) buried at the Cold Spring Cemetery.]

( SARAH FRANCES FERRIS born June (14?) 29, 1846 Peekskill and died in 1925/6 age 79; married 1898 John H. Buckbee and born to them was:

( EMILY BUCKBEE; unmarried

( CHARLES SANTFORD (SANFORD) FERRIS born September 14, 1848 Peekskill NY and died June 5, 1928 Ocean Grove NJ; buried Hillside Cemetery, Peekskill; born and raised on a farm in Peekskill; at the turn of the century he was residing at Willimantic CT where he had a small farm with several cows. With a horse drawn wagon he would deliver milk, dipping it our from 10 gallon containers into the customers containers. After the death of Gertrude in 1911, he moved to Ocean Grove to reside with his son, Ira. At Ocean Grove, he was in the house painting business and also served on the Police Force. He was a member of the Eagle Hook and Ladder Company. Charles married Gertrude Melissa Lounsbury [dau of William Henry & Melinda (Bloomer) Lounsbury] born August 19, 1853, Mt. Airy NY and died December 28, 1911, Willimantic CT (55y 4m; buried Hillside Cemetery, Peekskill). Born to them were:

( WILLIAM G. FERRIS born February 8, 1874 Peekskill NY and died there October 14, 1875; buried there Hillside Cemetery

( IRA SANTFORD (SANFORD) FERRIS born August 8, 1875 Peekskill NY and died Ocean Grove NJ March 29, 1938; born and raised on the family farm at Peekskill and as a young man moved to Ocean Grove, where he married, in 1896, May Belle Swan born May 6, 1873 at New Castle, Delaware and died July 24, 1943 at Ocean Grove NJ. May, as a young girl, was afflicted with polio, which affected her right foot causing her to walk with a pronounced limp all her life. This impediment never diminished her winsome spirit nor her ability to live life to its fullest. She was a brilliant student, good wife, a great homemaker, and a wonderful mother. After the turn of century he lived in Philadelphia, returning to Ocean Grove prior to 1914. He established a painting and interior decorating business in the adjoining community of Asbury Park. During the summer of 1915, he had in his employ 105 house painters and 30 paperhangers and redecorated “Shadowlawn” at Elberon NJ, which served as the Summer White House for President Woodrow Wilson. Ira was a member of the B.P.O.E. and L.O.O.F. The Ferris home was at 82 Mt. Tabor Way, Ocean Grove. Born to Ira and May were:

( CHARLES SWAN FERRIS born August 9, 1897 Ocean Grove NJ and died June 3, 1959 Belmar NJ; buried Glendola Cemetery NJ; married October 3, 1916 Bertha Ray Gant (Grant?) born October 1, 1898 Cedar Bridge NJ and died October 29, 1974 Belmar NJ. Born to Charles and Bertha were:

( ROBERT LESLIE FERRIS born December 9, 1917/8 Ocean Grove NJ and died June 27, 1977 Neptune NJ; married 1st October 3, 1941 Madeline Margaret Conforto (Comforto?); and 2d March 21, 1964 Marguerite Sarah Hall (Miller) born January 12, 1931 Wall Township NJ. Born to Robert and Marguerite were:

( CHARLES LESLIE FERRIS born November 24, 1963 Neptune NJ

( BARBARA ANN FERRIS born February 24, 1969 Neptune NJ

( RICHARD SWAN FERRIS born January 14, 1920 Bradley Beach NJ and died July 28, 1985 Belmar NJ; an electrician by trade in Bradley Beach NJ; married July 3, 1944 Blanch Smith (Perez) born October 18, 1920 and born to them were:

( KAREN CARTER FERRIS born July 26, 1948 Neptune NJ; married 1st June 23, 1969 Edward Feltus; and 2d January 1974 Bruce Allen Rupprecht; and born to Karen and Bruce were:

( CHRISTOPHER ALLEN RUPPRECHT born July 31, 1976 Neptune NJ

( MELISSA ANN RUPPRECHT born February 2, 1978 Neptune NJ

( PAMELA DAWN FERRIS born November 18, 1953 Neptune NJ; married November 30, 1974 Salvatore Joseph Ali Jr born November 11, 1952 Neptune NJ; and born to them was:

( SALVATORE JOSEPH ALI, JR., born September 19, 1979

( IRA SANTFORD (SANFORD) FERRIS JR. born March 11, 1905 Ocean Grove NJ; 1995 was of Lancaster PA; married 1st Dorothy Evelyn Beck (Peck?) born April 2, 1904 Philadelphia and died April 13, 1971 Lancaster PA; and 2d Helen (Wicker) Nolty born August 3, 1915 Lancaster PA. Born to the Ira and Dorothy was:

( IRA SANTFORD (SANFORD) FERRIS III born March 8, 1933 Asbury Park NJ; married August 19, 1958 Susan Urich born February 1, 1938 Lancaster PA; and born to Ira and Susan were:

( SUSAN FERRIS born May 17, 1960 Lancaster PA; married 1978 Andrew Green

( IRA SANTFORD FERRIS IV born October 22, 1961 Lancaster PA

( JOHN SCOTT FERRIS born March 13, 1966 Lancaster PA

( TIMOTHY STEVEN FERRIS born January 30, 1970 Lancaster PA

( MARGARET SUTTON FERRIS born December 13, 1910 Philadelphia PA and apparently died before 1995; married October 21, 1931 Alfred Byron Carver born September 26, 1902; resided Charleston WVA. Born to them was:

( BEATRICE LYNN CARVER born January 18, 1943 Charleston WVA; married December 28, 1974 Ronald Manthe born August 2, 1935 Arlington WI

( JAMES SWAN FERRIS (Photograph) born September 29, 1914 Ocean Grove NJ and died July 19, 1995 Chula Vista, San Diego, CA; born and raised in Ocean Grove; a member of E.H. Stokes Volunteer Fire Company and of the St. Paul’s Methodist Church; graduate of Neptune High School, class of 1933; employed by Ford Motor Company of Bayonne NJ prior to entering college 1936. Through various jobs such as “waiting tables”, “firing furnaces” and chauffeuring Dr. Soper, President of the University, he earned his expenses and graduated with a B.A. from Ohio Weslyan U, 1940; received a scholarship to Garrett Biblical Institute on the campus of Northwestern U. at Evanston IL, receiving his degree 1943. During his senior year, he served as pastor to the Methodist churches at Broadlands and Longview IL. He was ordained by Bishop Waldorph upon graduation and entered the U.S. Navy as a Chaplain. Chaplain Ferris served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. U.S. Navy Chaplain (Captain) James S. Ferris retired from the Navy in 1974 after serving thirty-two years of active Naval service; author of the 5-Volume work on the Ferris Family from which much of this compilation is from; for 17 years after his retirement, he served on the staff of the First United Methodist Church of San Diego, as a visitation minister. James married June 24, 1948 Martha Elizabeth ‘Motsie’ Yocum (Connor) born May 23, 1918 Baltimore MD; she received a B.A. from Western Maryland U. 1939. Born to them were:

( GWENOLYN ANN FERRIS born March 9, 1954 Naples, Italy and currently resides Olympia WA; received her B.A. from Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo [Jim – one of my favorite towns.] 1976; married March 19, 1977 Christopher Allan Haynes born May 16, 1953 Sierra Madre CA; Christopher received his B.S. from Cal Poly SLO 1976. Born to Gwen and Chris was:

( JUSTIN TYLER HAYNES born June 16, 1983 Tacoma WA

( JEFFREY THOMAS FERRIS born November 1, 1955 Naples, Italy; married November 21, 1980 Elizabeth (Graham) (Schmaling) Lanier born June 25, 1949 Bridgeport CT; resides Boston MA. Born to Jeffrey and Elizabeth was:

( REBECCA SWAN FERRIS born July 6, 1981 Boston MA

( SIDNEY L. FERRIS born August 2, 1878 Peekskill NY and died there February 21, 1879; buried Hillside Cemetery, Peekskill

( ERNEST D. FERRIS born 1880 Peekskill and died there September 9, 1888; buried there Hillside Cemetery

( PHILENA L. FERRIS born November 22, 1850/51 Peekskill NY and died there September 16, 1863

( CALEB DEAN FERRIS; born August 14, 1761 Peekskill NY (3d born) and died September 11, 1795 Kortright NY (if the dates below are correct, the 1795 death date is incorrect) (“He was supervisor of the town in 1794, when he died, and the vacancy was filled September 15th by a special election: – confusion abounds). Caleb married [one source has, first Bettsy…, and second,] [Chaplain Ferris has his only wife Elizabeth] Elizabeth Lent (1768-1844). He sold his farm in Peekskill, on the Hudson. He settled and farmed, what is now known as “Ferris Mountain” or McNurdy Hill, in Kortright, Otsego County NY; purportedly built the first frame house in Kortright; was an overseer of the poor and one of twelve pathmasters of Kortright. He was Constable in 1787; Town Clerk 1790-92; Supervisor, 1795, 1797-98, 1800-03, and 1805. He was appointed to carry a petition to the New York State Legislature, setting forth grievances of the town; one of the first trustees of the Presbyterian Church, Kortright. When he died, John Jacobs and Peter Ferris bought the farm from his widow. Caleb’s sons Jonathan, David and Caleb were given one-third of their grandfather’s farm. Born to Caleb and Elizabeth were:

( JONATHAN FERRIS (Jonathan Lent?) born October 27, 1790 Cortlandt and died November 15, 1862/63; married Nancy Lent (Jim – related to her mother-in-law?) who died November13, 1831 age 37y (see tombstone photo); buried Hillside Cemetery, Peekskill NY; and born to them were:

( GEORGE CARLTON FERRIS (or CARLTON B.) born January 17/18, 1817/18, Cortlandt, Westchester, NY; married Elizabeth C. Peterson born May 27, 1826 and died August 5, 1895. Born to them were:

( NANCY FERRIS born February 24, 1847; married James K. Chase

( JONATHAN FERRIS born July 2, 1850; married Bengephine (Phene) Hays

( SARAH FERRIS born March 21, 1853 Peekskill NY and died there October 22, 1929; married June 29, 1868 Theodore Bradley [son of Dennis & Sara (Fowler) Bradley] born May 25, 1846 Peekskill and died there December 27, 1908, buried Cortland Cemetery. Theodore enlisted in Company I, 59th NY Volunteers Infantry December 1, 1861 (15 years of age); was mustered December 17th and transferred to Company D., June 25, 1863; re-enlisted for three years on December 22, 1863; wounded May 25, 1864; captured near Petersburg VA, June 22, 1864 and imprisoned at Libby Prison, Danville VA, Andersonville GA; paroled and was honorably discharged on August 21, 1865. Born to them were:

( ELIZABETH BRADLEY born August 8, 1869 and died December 21, 1931; married November 14, 1897 Charles Partington (1872-1954) and born to them were:

( ALICE PARTINGTON born July 7, 1899; married September 4, 1930 in Cold Spring NY, Haverly Lowry born January 4, 1905 and died January 1973

( THEODORE PARTINGTON born December 16, 1912 and died July 26, 1935; married June 12, 1926 Katherine Jung and born to them was:

( DORRIS PARTINGTON born August 29, 1932; married Roy Chamberlin

( GEORGE BRADLEY born September 6, 1871 and died January 6, 1940; married May 21, 1894 Jennie Banker who died March 28, 1946 Scotmoor FL. Born to them were:

( MYRON BRADLEY (Myron G) born July 27, 1896; married 1st Mary Milton; 2d Ethel E Powell; and born to Myron and Mary were:




Born to Myron and Ethel were:



( ERNEST BRADLEY born August 24, 1897; married 1st Jennie Vapnike; 2d Catherine Milton; and born to Ernest and Jennie were:





Born to Ernest and his second wife, Catherine, were:




( HELLEN BRADLEY born September 24, 1899; married John Garey; and born to them were:











( ALISA BRADLEY born October 22, 1901; married Robert Clinton and born to them were:







( CHARLES D. BRADLEY born July 29, 1873 and died October 19, 1897

( BERTHA BRADLEY born September 25, 1875 and died September 9, 1956; married May 1898 Herman Travis born c1873 and died April 18, 1951. Born to them was:

( CHARLES TRAVIS born February 17, 1899 and died 1964; married June 1926 Caroline Jung (1905-1959) and born to them were:

( JUNE TRAVIS born August 13, 1930

( JOHN TRAVIS born April 22, 1936

( THEODORE BRADLEY born January 6, 1878 and died December 28, 1953; married 1st February 25, 1901 Mary E. Lent born June 29, 1867 and died June 12, 1941; married 2d February 1943 Eva Anderson

( JENNIE BRADLEY born September 4, 1880 and died May 30, 1904

( BENJAMIN BRADLEY born August 7, 1884 and died October 21, 1893

( FRED CYRUS BRADLEY born July 31, 1887 Peekskill NY and died there September 12, 1958; married April 30, 1908 Anna Cecilia Reynolds born December 6, 1891 Peekskill and died there January 1, 1956. Born to them were:

( FREDERICK C. BRADLEY born February 15, 1909 and died October 17, 1974; married July 19, 1936 at Coldspring NY, Mary Touhey born June 23, 1916 New York City and died February 7, 1993. Born to them was:

( ANNALOUISE M. BRADLEY born March 3, 1937 Coldspring NY; married October 1, 1955 Michael Joseph Drugan, Jr., and born to them were:

( CINDY DRUGAN born December 10, 1956; married Daniel Throneburg and born to them was:


( CAROLYN DRUGAN born December 3, 1957; married Larry Corum and born to them were:

( LYNN TRESSIE CORUM born October 8, 1987

( BRADLEY RAY CORUM born January 5, 1991

( JOEY DRUGAN born September 23, 1960

( SARA VERONICA BRADLEY born April 2, 1911; married September 1, 1934 Peter Bernard Rubino born January 24, 1909 and died June 24, 1948 Brooklyn NY; and born to them was:

( MARYANN RUBINO born May 23, 1936 New York City; married September 9, 1956 Vincent McCarthy born June 9, 1933; they adopted John and Marie Teresa

( JOHN ARTHUR BRADLEY born February 7, 1890 and died October 13, 1953; married September 4, 1930 Madeline Elkins

( JAMES HERBERT BRADLEY born January 6, 1893 Peekskill NY and died there September 29, 1954; moulder by occupation; WWI Veteran who served in France; married October 8, 1922 at Peekskill NY, Marion Augusta Arndt born May 1, 1901 Peekskill NY and died December 28, 1922. Born to them was:

( BARBARA MARIE BRADLEY born February 1, 1934 Peekskill NY; married October 21, 1956 in Peekskill, James Edmond (Emmons) O’Connell [son of Ronald & Alice (Melody) O’Connell] born November 15, 1934 White Plains NY. James is the provider of this twig of the tree – thanks James for the info! Born to them were:

( JAMES HERBERT O’CONNELL born August 13, 1959 Coldspring NY; married June 15, 1985 in East Brunswick NY, Debra Ann Linke born February 18, 1960 Jersey City NJ – divorced 1997; and born to them were:

( BRANDON KRISTOPHER O’CONNELL born July 26, 1986 Bethlehem PA

( DARYL SCOTT O’CONNELL born July 3, 1987 Bethlehem PA

( MEGAN LYNN O’CONNELL born May 16, 1991

( RICHARD ALLAN O’CONNELL born October 5, 1965 Coldspring NY

( EDWARD W. BRADLEY born March 19, 1896 Peekskill NY and died May 6, 1967; WWI Army Veteran, Corporal; married August 26, 1922 Ella Maude Curry born July 27, 1900 Croton-on-Hudson NY and died April 9, 1982. Born to them were:

( ROBERT BRADLEY born July 14, 1923; married April 25, 1947 Leona Kingsley born April 28, 1927 and born to them were:

( ROBERT EDWARD BRADLEY born December 13, 1948; married Margaret Bradley – divorced. Born to them were:

( KAREN BRADLEY born January 17, 1974

( ROBERT BRADLEY born June 10, 1976

( CHARLES DAVID BRADLEY born September 15, 1949; Vietnam veteran 1969-72; married 1st Debra Dew – divorced; married 2d January 26, 1985 Lisa Tarchine born September 9, 1961. Born to them were:

( JASON BRADLEY born February 1, 1976

( STEPHANIE BRADLEY born October 20, 1985

( CHARLES D. BRADLEY born December 31, 1989

( DONALD BRADLEY born January 13, 1951’ married Cathy Bauer and born to them were:

( DAWN BRADLEY born July 2, 1972; married Louis Schiavo and born to them were:




( DONALD BRADLEY born June 27, 1975

( EDWARD WILLIAM BRADLEY born August 19, 1952; married 1975 Terry Ficarra and born to them were:



( RICK BRADLEY born July 3, 1959; married November 24, 1982 Kathy Tarchine born January 28, 1963; and born to them were:

( JENNIFER BRADLEY born April 22, 1983

( NICOLE BRADLEY born February 24, 1986

( VIRGINIA BRADLEY born January 16, 1925 Duluth MN; married c1947 Robert Maas and they adopted Bradley and Pamela

( DOUGLAS BRADLEY born June 22, 1929; married December 2, 1949 Marjorie M. Adams and born to them were:

( DOUGLAS JAMES BRADLEY born February 5, 1951; married July 14, 1979 Debra Bernhardt and born to them were:

( WILLIAM BRADLEY born September 4, 1983

( BENJAMIN BRADLEY born December 28, 1986

( KATHLEEN LOIS BRADLEY born July 21, 1956; married April 12, 1975 Pasquale Laviano and born to them were:

( PATRICIA MARIE LAVIANO born April 7, 1976

( DOMENICK LAVIANO born September 11, 1977

( DOUGLAS J. LAVIANO born June 27, 1979

( BERNADETTE PATRICIA BRADLEY born December 13, 1959; married November 19, 1983 Gary Estes and born to them were:

( ALYSEE ESTES born March 28, 1986

( JOSHAU ESTES born November 8, 1994

( ADAM ESTES born April 26, 1997

( THOMAS PATRICK BRADLEY born February 1, 1961

( PATRICIA ELLEN BRADLEY born February 14, 1963; married 1st April 1981 Ronald Minor; married 2d April 24, 1994 Gerard James; and born to Patricia and Ronald were:

( RONALD MINOR born April, 1981

( JEREMY MINOR born June 22, 1983

( CHRISTOPHER MINOR born September 5, 1986

( DAVID BRADLEY born February 23, 1934; married March 6, 1954 Eileen Adams and born to them were:

( EILEEN MARY BRADLEY born December 1, 1954; married 1st Robert Chipman – divorced; married 2d Gregory Hughes; and born to Eileen and Robert were:

( SUZANNE CHIPMAN born December 22, 1975

( CHRIS CHIPMAN born June 21, 1977

Born to Eileen and her second husband, Gregory, was:

( AMY HUGHES born February 5, 1979

( AMY LYNN BRADLEY born November 27, 1959; married October 13, 1990 Michael Mueller (1959-); and born to them was:

( AUBREY MUELLER born September 26, 1995

( DANIEL DAVID BRADLEY born July 31, 1961

( BENJAMIN D. FERRIS (Benjamin Dean?) born March 9, 1856 and died May 28, 1960 (or May 24, 1900 age 44 y 2m) Peekskill; buried Hillside Cemetery; married Lottie Hays (Jim – related to Phene Hays?)

( PETER FERRIS born July 15, 1859; married Kate Blakely

( JENNIE FERRIS born March 11, 1862; married David O’Dell

( DEAN FERRIS born September 30, 1866 and died July 6, 1935; married 1888 Ella Thompson born November 20, 1870/1 Brooklyn NY and died March 31, 1953. Dean was educated in the public schools and in the Pennsylvania State College, spending two years in the latter institution. Leaving school at the age of seventeen, he went into the greenhouse business. He acted as correspondent for several agricultural papers, and for a number of years, was a crop reporter for the U.S. Government. He was a member of the Cortlandt Lodge, No. 34, Free and Accepted Masons, of Peekskill, New York; Thirty-second Degree Mason; member of the Lodge No. 744, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, of Peekskill; and past master of Cortlandt Grange, No. 889; member of the Columbia Hose Company No. 1; director of the Westchester and Putnam Counties Fire Relief Association; a member of the St. Peter’s Protestant Episcopal Church of Peekskill. “1986-Early in 1885, a young couple by the name of Dean and Ella Ferris bought a large tract of land at the corner of Maple Avenue, extending down to include what is now Montross Avenue and Ferris Street. They bought the land from Chauncey M. Depew, State Senator. This was a very bold, courageous step for such a young couple because they had very little capital, and knew that they would have to work very, very hard to pay off the mortgage, which Depew agreed to hold for them. However, they were accustomed to hard work having been brought up on large farms in the Town of Cortlandt, in the Watch Hill and Maple Avenue sections of the town. So they built a large farmhouse on the extreme end of the land facing on Maple Avenue and used all the rest of the beautiful flat lands for a truck farm. They grew vegetables, every kind of vegetable there is, and trucked them into the City to be sold. Dean Ferris even made horseradish, bottled it and sold it after receiving a patent from the Government. They worked very hard on the land and as the children came along (11 in all) they, too, helped with the work and the truck farm was very successful. At about that time (the early 1900s) there were many estates in Peekskill and vicinity, which had their own greenhouses or conservatories. It was very fashionable in the 1890s to have your own conservatory and grow your own flowers and plants. One of these estates was the Canfield Estate on East Main St. (former Harriet Beecher Stowe Homestead), which was St. Peter’s School in later years, now being used for the building of new homes. St. Mary’s Convent was another large Institution, which had several large greenhouses. Several of these owners decided that they would like to tear down the greenhouses, as time went on, because they were too expensive to keep up. Consequently, they contacted Dean Ferris and offered him their greenhouses if he would tear them down and take them away. Dean, being a very ambitious and far-seeing young man, accepted their offer and he and several of his sons tore down the greenhouses and conservatories and reconstructed them on their property on Maple Avenue so that they could grow vegetables in the wintertime. Gradually, they began to plant some flowers along with the vegetables and soon people were coming to the new greenhouses to buy flowers. They were asked to make up funeral pieces and wedding bouquest as well. That is how Dean Ferris started in the floral business. Gradually, they bcame so busy with the flowers that they had to discontinue the truck farm and they gave that land to the Village, which became the upper end of Depew Park, which is now Ferris Street, named for the family. At about that time, 1917, the Village of Peekskill decided to widen Maple Avenue and they needed some of the land on which the old farmhouse stood, so Dean tore down the old house and built the present home on the property next to his store where the present Ferris Family lives. The family worked very hard at the floral business, the children sometimes delivering geranius, etc., on their way to Drum Hill School, and during the Depression of the early 1930s it was very hard to make a living selling flowers (a non-necessity) but they hung on and came through the Depression just fine. At that time, they also opened a Lawn Mower shop on the premises and this developed into quite a lucrative business. Dean’s eldest son, Victor, continued to run the business after his father died at age 65 of a sudden heart attack which occurred in the shop while he was making a funeral piece. Two of Dean’s sons had served in WWI and one son, Lee, was killed in WWII; his grandson, Victor, also served in WWII. Born to them were [some of these kids are also listed under Edward Seymour Ferris – be aware!]:

( MARY ELIZABETH FERRIS [we have two Mary Elizabeth Ferris with same dob and pob –this one and the other is ( – what are the odds – it would appear one is duplicated – the question is which one – will leave both in place for now – be aware! A Mary E. Ferris b Aug 1889 is listed as a dau of Dean Ferris in the 1900 census] born August 23, 1889 Peekskill NY and died 1969; married July 10, 1915/6 Charles Onasch born June 3, 1876 and died September 14, 1959. Born to them were:

( CHARLES F. ONASCH (Charles Ferris?) born August 28, 1919; married January 20, 1944 Elin Feldhusen born August 13, 1919 and born to them was:

( KAREL DIANE ONASCH born February 2, 1945; married 1st May 5, 1967 John Hawthorne born April 23, 1947; married 2d June 17, 1973 Charles Martin born December 19, 1949; and born to Karel and John were:

( CHRISTINE HAWTHORNE born December 16(28), 1967

( JENNIFER HAWTHORNE born May 23, 1972

( ANNA T.(THOMPSON?) (D.)FERRIS born September 8, 1891 Peekskill NY and died in infancy

( VICTOR LEWIS FERRIS born September 19, 1892 Peekskill NY and died November 14, 1965; married, May 19, 1918 Ethel Lockwood born March 31, 1891 and died August 29, 1964. Victor continued to run the family business until he died at age 72; and born to them was:

( VICTOR LEWIS FERRIS, JR. born July 18, 1920 and died Peekskill October 29, 1978; Victor was a Florist and continued the family business until his sudden death. During his lifetime, he had a nursery and landscaping business on the property and did the landscaping of many of the large developments such as Waterbury Manor, Strawberry Hill Estates, and Emory Hill Gardens; also constructed the large wholesale greenhouses on Lockwood Road, Putnam Valley; married February 9, 1947 Emily Cruger born April l7, 1916. Born to them was:

( JONATHAN LEE FERRIS born March 29, 1948; continued to manage the family business – 4 generations on the same location for 100 years; married, March 5, 1972 Lauretta Jones born March 26, 1948 and born to them were:

( KAREN JOY FERRIS born December 14, 1975

( ELLEN LOUISE FERRIS born March 13, 1977


( ANNA ADELE (ADERE) FERRIS born January 10, 1895 Peekskill NY and died October 11, 1970

( PAUL PETERSON FERRIS born March 3, 1897 Peekskill and died November 14, 1956; married 1st Henrietta {maiden name unk}; 2d January 31, 1954 Helen Holthaus. Born to Paul and one of his wives was:


( THEODORE R. FERRIS (Theodore Roosevelt?) born July 2, 1899 Peekskill NY and died January 4, 1949; unmarried

( ELLA FERRIS born February 22, 1902 Peekskill NY and died June 2, 1977; married November 26, 1938 William Conklin born March 26, 1901

( JENNIE EDNA FERRIS born April 5, 1905 Peekskill NY; married May 21, 1937 James R. Ingersoll born August 9, 1917 and born to them was:

( ROBERT INGERSOLL born November 1, 1943

( LOTTIE FERRIS born December 23, 1907 Peekskill NY and died January 14, 1945; married 1931 William Miller born January 1, 1910/11 and died February 26, 1996. Born to them was:

( DAVID FERRIS MILLER born April (March) 27, 1933; married May 16, 1954 Diane Mott born January 4, 1934; is he the landscape architect in Croton-on-Hudson NY?; and born to them were:

( DOREEN MILLER born June 18, 1957

( DEAN MILLER born January 15, 1959

( DEANNE MILLER born July 24, 1960

( LEON FERRIS born October 5, 1910 Peekskill NY and died in infancy

( EDWARD CARLTON FERRIS born October 12, 1911 Peekskill NY and died April 12, 1991; a Village Trustee of Buchanan, where he lived; married September 28, 1934 Guinevere Bogardus born January 17, 1916 and born to them were:

( NANCY ANNE FERRIS born October 17, 1935; married April 15, 1956 Paul Heineman born July 10, 1935 and born to them were:

( DARCIE JANE HEINEMAN born October 13, 1962; married September 2, 1990 Richard Gallo and born to them were:

( KAITLIN GALLO born August 17, 1991

( KIMBERLY GALLO born March 30, 1994

( HONORE HEINEMAN born October 13, 1966; married June 27, 1992 Shane Adams and born to them were:

( MASON HOIR ADAMS born August 20, 1993

( LUKE MORGAN ADAMS born July 6, 1995

( EDWARD DEAN FERRIS born April 20, 1938; married November 11/28, 1959 Judith Neff born January 25, 1940 and born to them were:

( CHRISTOPHER DEAN FERRIS born September 25, 1964

( JENNIFER JUNE FERRIS born August 31, 1968

( JON CARLTON FERRIS born August 21, 1946; married 1st December 31, 1969 Carla Hynds (Nynds) born April 7, 1947/48; married 2d July 11, 1993 Mary Brownlee; and born to Jon and Carla were:

( JASON LINDSEY FERRIS born October 8, 1970

( BENJAMIN SCOTT FERRIS born March 30, 1974

( ADRIENNE ELLEN FERRIS born April 8, 1953; married October 17, 1917 Bruce Foster born December 19, 1954 – divorced 1976; married 2d June 5, 1982 Mark Pietras; and born to Adrienne and Bruce was:

( SABRINE (SABRINO) LEE FOSTER born February 12, 1975; married October 27, 1995 Arthur Espesito and born to them was:


Born to Adrienne and her second husband, Mark, were:


( MATHEW EDWARD PIETRAS born January 20, 1985

( TIMOTHY CARTLON PIETRAS born December 2, 1986

( GUINEVERE ELAINE FERRIS born September 18, 1958; married May 1981 Patrick Devin – divorced 1993

( LEE STORMS FERRIS born February 6, 1915 and died December 2, 1944 (Jim – WWII?)

( WRIGHT FERRIS born October 29, 1869 and died in infancy

( WRIGHT (SAMUEL) FERRIS born December 1, 1872 and died November 15, 1934; married Kate Miller

( ELIZABETH MARY FERRIS (1818-1891) married Samuel George

( BENJAMIN FERRIS married 1852 Caroline Wessells; a blacksmith

( PETER G. FERRIS born February 18/19, 1825 Cortlandt (Peekskill) and died March 6, 1897 Peekskill; a merchant in Peekskill; married 1st Jane Ward Ross; and 2d November 19, 1885 in Varick, Seneca, NY Mary Elisabeth Swartout [dau of Barnardus & Eliza Ann (Cooley) Swartout] born July 23, 1852 (Varick) Peekskill, Dutchess, NY

( HANNAH FERRIS (1828-) married September 23, 1846 Harrison Lent [son of David & Hester Ann (Clark)] born November 2, 1824 on the old homestead on Lafayette Ave., Cortlandt NY; he was involved in extensive real estate holdings; and born to them were:

( DAVID FRANCIS LENT born July 24, 1847 and died August 28, 1878

( ANNIE LENT born April 18, 1852; married June 2, 1855 Edward H. Ingersoll [son of Samuel & Sarah (Hart) Ingersoll] born 1855 Peekskill NY and died December 5, 1904. Born to them was:


( PHILENA LENT born March 12, 1854; married William D. Addicks

( CORNELIA LENT born September 20, 1856; married George W. Loder

( LIZZIE L. LENT born September 26, 1859; married as his 2d wife, Frederick E. Dyckman

( WELDON H. LENT born October 17, 1861 on Lafayette Ave., Cortlandt NY; a farmer; married 1902 Carrie F. Wood [dau of William H. & Delaphine (Ferris)]

( DAVID DEAN FERRIS (Rev.) born October 14, 1832 and died November 23, 1920, age 88y 7m; buried Hillside Cemetery; date of death is as per family Bible; a farmer and a Methodist Preacher; listed as 50y of age in the 1880 census, which questions the date of birth given here; listed as a farmer; married October 12, 1853 Mary Jane Travis born March 12, 1836 and died January 12, 1903 (January 15, 1903 age 55y 10m; buried Hillside Cemetery, Peekskill); and born to them were:

( ELIZABETH N. FERRIS born September 6, 1854 and died August 3, 1864

( CARRIE L. FERRIS born December 31, 1856 and died June 10, 1930; married a Mr. Reid – apparently before 1880 since she is not listed in the household of father during the 1880 census

( IRVING DEAN FERRIS born September 22, 1860 and died May 19, 1904 (May 17, 1904 age 43y 7m 27d; buried Hillside Cemetery, Peekskill)

( MARY ISABELLE FERRIS born April 1863 and died May 18, 1920; married a Mr. Finch

( GEORGE T. FERRIS born January 25, 1866 and died October 4, 1932

( LIBBIE FERRIS born April 6, 1868 and died c1930

( ALDA FERRIS born October 22, 1871 and died October 8, 1889

( WALLACE FERRIS born August 19, 1873 and died February 14, 1877

( JOSEPH WALLACE LENT FERRIS born January 2, 1878 NY and died August 25, 1951 Croton-on-Hudson NY; married Margaret Elizabeth Wilson Thompson born July 27, 1872 Nyack NY and died June 8, 1954 Croton-on-Hudson NY. In 1920 census, Joseph listed as a railroad conductor. Margaret was listed 44y in the 1920 census, which questions the birth year given here, plus it has her birthplace as Scotland. Born to them were:

( ALDA FERRIS born January 20, 1899 and died May 22, 1967; married Arthur Roberts who died August 7, 1963 Harmon-on-Hudson NY. Alda was living with her parents according to the 1920 census age 21y and listed as a teacher. Born to them were:

( WILLIAM ROBERTS married Rhoda Crooks and born to them were:




( PEGGY ROBERTS married Richard Purdue and born to them were:







( DAVID DEAN FERRIS born December 31, 1900 Peekskill NY and died May 15, 1969 Fort Lauderdale FL; married June 6, 1925 in Yonkers NY, Mary Madelyn Wise born January 25, 1900 Yonkers and died June 23, 1961 Albany NY. David was listed in the 1920 census as living with his parents age 19, and employed as a machinist with the railroad. Born to them were:

( MARGARET MARY FERRIS born June 10, 1926 Yonkers NY and died 1967 North Tarrytown NY; married September 19, 1953 in Ossining NY, Joseph Moore born December 29, 1929 and died 1975 Tarrytown NY. Born to them were:

( PATTI ANN MOORE born December 11, 1954

( JOANN MOORE born March 3, 1956

( LINDA MARY MOORE born August 2, 1965 North Tarrytown NY; married in North Tarrytown NY, Roger Lussier and born to them was:


( MARY MADELYN FERRIS (D.A.R.) born November 4, 1927 Yonkers NY; married December 22, 1951 at Yonkers NY, Robert Frederick Klaffky born February 7, 1924 Huntington NY and died December 8, 1988 Columbus OH. Mary has provided this updated information – thanks Madelyn! Born to them were:

( DAVID DEAN KLAFFKY born January 14, 1956 Huntington NY; married June 11, 1977 in Fort Lauderdale FL, Donna Patrick born January 16, 1957 Fort Lauderdale; resides Colorado Springs CO 2007; and born to them were:

( PAULA MARIE KLAFFKY born May 27, 1980 Colorado Springs CO

( STEVEN ANDREW KLAFFKY born March 7, 1985 Colorado Springs CO

( ROBERT FREDERICK KLAFFKY II (Photo) born May 3, 1960 Huntington NY; worked in the Ohio legislature in varying capacities for the Ohio Senate Republican Caucus 1981-84. He has served as a key advisor to numerous candidates for public office including Ohio statewide constitutional office holders, a significant number of state legislatures and many county and municipal officials throughout the state of Ohio. He was appointed in 2002 by the Speaker of the Ohio House to the Franklin Park Conservatory Board of Trustees; he is a former member of the Columbus Cable Television Commission, is a member of the Franklin County Republican Party Executive Committee and serves on numerous other community organization committees and is active in non-profit fundraising. He joined the firm of Van Meter, Ashbrook and Associates, Inc., in 1986 and 2007 is President of same;

( MARGARET FERRIS (1902-) married Walter Waite. Margaret is listed in the 1920 census as living with her parents, age 16y, which questions the previous listed birth years. Born to them were:

( SANDRA WAITE married 1st Richard Faunce; 2d Dan Udseth. Born to Sandra and Richard were:




( GEORGE FERRIS (1905-) married Rose Finnegan. George is listed in the 1920 census as living with his parents, age 14y. Born to them were:



( CAROLINE FERRIS born September 20, 1820 Peekskill NY and died March 14, 1894; married Joseph H. Lent [son of James & Anna (Kronkhuyt)] born September 30, 1812 Cortlandt NY and died at his residence March 7, 1894. They were married for 55 years and lived a quiet and happy life. Joseph joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at the age of 19 years and lived in and for the church during the many years had elapsed giving liberally and freely of this worlds goods whenever duty called. His life, so quiet and simple, was an example of truth and honesty. Caroline was highly respected by all who knew her, and considered the embodiment of right and honest living. They were both buried in Hillside Cemetery. No offspring.

( DAVID LENT FERRIS (Captain) born August 25, 1792/3 Kortright NY and died December 21, 1854 Cortlandt NY. Captain Ferris was one of the picturesque personages who captained his own market boat between Oscawana-on-Hudson and New York City, back in the days when the Hudson was white with sails of market boats carrying produce into the City. Three of the sons carried on the market boat business and one of the trips to the metropolis, they were induced to take a chance on a lottery. They hit the jackpot, won a considerable sum of money and proceeded to build a new house across the road from the old one. After his retirement, the old Captain used to stand on the hill by his house with a spyglass and watch for the sloops of his sons to enter the Jemawisses Creek at Oscawana. Hence, Mr. Crosby Gaige, when he purchased the place, decided to call it ‘Watch Hill’. He married Betsey Forgee (1798-1885) and born to them were:

( CALEB J. FERRIS (Caleb L?) born September 1, 1810/13 and died May 2, 1903/5; resided Crugers NY; a farmer and a Colonel; married 1st January 31, 1849 Jane C. O’Dell (1819-1894); and 2d Mary Jane Travis. Born to Caleb and Jane were:

( O’DELL FERRIS born December 25, 1849 Cortlandt NY and died February 26, 1851

( VESPER FERRIS born March 4, 1856 and died December 28, 1903, while swimming; unmarried

( ANGUS FORGEE FERRIS born December 8, 1817/8 and died January 26, (1898?) 1901; a boatman and resided Montrose NY; married January 8, 1850 Phoebe Travis and born to them were:

( CLINTON F. FERRIS born May 14, 1851 Peekskill NY and died there August 29, 1921; buried Assumption Cemetery, Courtlandy, Westchester, NY; a teacher and later a lawyer and resided Peekskill; married 1st 1870 Mary Karst; 2d 1878 Sally Ellis who died April 16, 1897; and 3d June 23, 1898 Mary Adelaide Donohue born March 25, 1879 and died January 30, 1961; buried with Clinton; and born to Clinton and his first wife, Mary, was:

( CHRISTIAN FERRIS who lived in Yonkers NY and took the name Karst rather than Ferris; listed here for information

Born to Clinton and his third wife, Mary, were:

( CLINTON SYLVESTER FERRIS born November 16, 1900 Montrose NY and died December 1, 1979 Fort Collins CO; married July 23, 1924 in Breuster NY, Ruth Davis born June 6, 1902 and died December 4, 1979. Clint created Jack Armstrong and other radio programs in Chicago, and was in advertising in New York for many years. He also bred Charolais cattle on his Wyoming ranch. There was a Clinton S. Ferris, class of 1922 Union College NY – same guy? Born to them were:

( CLINTON SYLVESTER FERRIS, JR. born August 13, 1933 Chicago IL; ‘Nick’ is a mineral exploration geologist, Mineral Divison, Kerr-McGee, Casper WY; see ‘Net for articles written by this guy; Commander in the U. S. Coast Guard Reserve; scuba dive master; competitive rifle shooter; and author of books on the Model 1903 U. S. military rifle; married October 9, 1959 Mildred Kennedy, R.N., born June 9, 1933 Kerrobert, Sask., Canada; currently reside Arvada CO and Nick has provided the information for this twig of the Tree – thanks, Nick. Born to them were:

( BRIAN CLINTON FERRIS born July 8, 1961 Fort Collins CO; B.S. degree in General Agriculture, Colorado State U.; All-American volleyball player; raises Charolais cattle near Greeley CO; married February 11, 1995 Martha Ellenberger, D.V.M., born April 12, 1963. Born to them was:

( CLINT JAMES FERRIS born August 25, 1996

( GARTH DAVIS FERRIS born June 30, 1963 Laramie WY; resides Chico CA and studies computer science

( SHAULA ANN FERRIS born December 14, 1964 Laramie WY; degree in drafting from Casper College; teaches ice-skating; resides Glenrock WY; married 1987 Russell Caves and born to them were:

( KERBY CAVES born February 18, 1988

( KYLA CAVES born July 31, 1995

( CHERYL ELIZABETH FERRIS born July 20, 1935 Chicago IL; Ph.D Animal Sciences from the University of Missouri; 1957 first female graduate from Colorado State U (CSU) in Animal Nutrition; 1964 first female faculty member employed in CSU College of Agriculture; retired 1997 as Professor of Animal Science, specializing in animal nutrition CSU; married August 15, 1957 Leonard Nockles born March 5, 1928; no offspring

( OLIVE FERRIS born June 8, 1899 and died September 26, 1975; worked in New York City as a secretary for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; married Aubrey Hastings; no offspring

( DONALD SUTHERLAND FERRIS born November 19, 1902 and died April 26, 1996 Fort Collins CO; worked in security for the U. S. Coast Guard at the Todd Ship Yard, Brooklyn NY during WWII, then for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, and then for the Peerless Camera Stores of New York City; never married

( LORETTA ELIZABETH FERRIS born March 13, 1907 and currently resides at the River Manor Care Center, Brooklyn NY; married Carl Brandt who mysteriously disappeared in the 1920s. Loretta worked at Standard Brands as a typist in New York City.

( NELLIE FRANCES FERRIS married Edward H. Frohner

( PHEBE JANE (JENNIE) FERRIS married David Tate (Tait?) and born to them were:

( ETHEL FLORENCE TATE born December 10, 1881; married Dudley Moore

( NELLIE FERRIS TATE born November 10, 1883; married Howard Bradley Graves

( LILLIAN TATE (twin) born February 25, 1885; married Edward Ward Wanty – is this Edward Ward Wanty born April 20, 1881 New Brighton, son of Edward & Sarah Bonnetta (Ward) Wanty?

( WILLIAM HENRY TATE (twin) born February 25, 1885

( MARY CATHERINE TATE born November 5, 1888; married Arthur Knight

( CATHERINE FERRIS (AFN:G63G-Z4) born October 8, 1820 Cortland NY and died July 17, 1901 Montrose NY where she resided; married February 6, 1848 James Sage Chase, M.D., born July 30, 1823 Enfield Center NY and died there June 11, 1864 (AFN:G63G-XX) (Jim – wonder if he died from a wound in the Civil War?) Born to them were:

( ANGUS FERRIS CHASE (AFN:G63H-08) born November (18) 28, 1848 Enfield Center NY and died September 13, 1938; married Sarah M. Decker (AFN:G63H-WW) (1848-); and born to them was:

( GEORGE ACLY CHASE born August 23, 1878 Croton-on-Hudson NY; married Edna Roberts born June 15, 1884 Chichester, Ulster, NY; and born to them was:

( LAVERNE GEORGE CHASE born March 18, 1915 Shandaken, Ulster, NY; married October 30, 1936 in Chichester NY, Mildred May Wooley born May 12, 1918 Kent, Putnam, NY and they had a child

( NORMAN FRANKLIN CHASE (AFN:G63H-1F) born March 9, 1851 Crugers, Westchester, NY and died September 4, 1898 Montrose NY; married Margaret Ann Sloath (Sloat) (AFN:G63H-69) [dau of Philatus Raymond & Angelina (Odell) Sloat] born December 24, 1854 Montrose NY and died there March 26, 1934. Born to them were:

( WILBUR CHASE born July 28, 1874 Montrose NY and died April 3, 1942 Chatham NY; married 1st November 14, 1894, (as her 1st or 2d husband) Edith Morey Lent [dau of Daniel J. & Catherine Isabella (Ryder) Lent] born July 16, 1875 Brooklyn NY and died February 13, 1960 Los Angeles CA; buried there Rosedale Cemetery; married 2d Ethel Ray (1893-); Wilbur and Ethel had 2 kids; born to Wilbur and Edith was:

( IRVING EDGAR CHASE born January 12, 1896 Brooklyn NY [Calif death records has an Irving E. Chase born January 12, 1898 and dying June 1, 1963 Riverside Co CA, but his mother’s maiden name was Godine, so must not be same guy?]; married Olive Valentine Mackay and born to them was:

( IRVING EDGAR CHASE JR., married Gabrealla Randolph Hines and they had a child

( JAMES RAYMOND CHASE born October 27, 1876 Montrose NY; married Josephine Orne

( CATHERINE CHASE born July 18, 1878 Montrose NY; married December 23, 1900 in Manhattan NY, Jesse Irish born c1874 Peekskill NY

( HORACE M. CHASE (AFN:G63H-2L) (Horace N.) born c1853 at Montrose NY and died July 6, 1894; apparently unmarried.

( OSCAR V. CHASE (AFN:G63H-3R) born September 18, 1857 at Montrose NY and died July 2, 1925; married Mineva Sloath (AFN:G63H-BO) born c1860 (sister of Margaret Ann above)

( JAMES F. FERRIS (James Forgee?) born July 11, 1816 and died September 23, 1897; a boatman and later worked for the railroad; resided Montrose NY; married 1st Catherine Wright (Susan Ann E. Wright?); and 2d Adeline Wright (Jim – suppose they were sisters?) and born to them was:

( DAVID F. FERRIS, JR., born September 4, 1846 and died September 1928 Concord NH; a wheelwright and resided Peekskill; married Phoebe Ann Lounsbury [?dau of William Henry & Melinda (Bloomer) Lounsbury?] born October 10, 1851 and died March 5, 1905; buried Hillside Cemetery, Peekskill NY; and born to them were:

( EDITH MARY FERRIS born October 26, 1872 Peekskill and died December 15, 1954 Concord NH; married Elmore Walker Webster (1870-1923); no issue

( ADA LOUNSBURY FERRIS (Asisia?) born April 11, 1874 Peekskill and died there February 10, 1939; married October 27, 1894 Arthur Weeks (1868-1930) and born to them were:

( WILLIAM ARTHUR WEEKS born May 26, 1896 and died March 9, 1959 Newport Beach CA; married April 23, 1921 Jessee Lee Shepherd; no issue

( RUTH ELIZABETH WEEKS born May 13, 1901 Peekskill and died there October 23, 1907

( ARTHUR WEEKS born April 4, 1909 Peekskill; married June 5, 1932 Edna Marion Drew born June 9, 1932 Peekskill and born to them were:

( ARTHUR DOUGLAS WEEKS born January 5, 1934 Peekskill; is he the same guy who was President of the Peekskill Rotary Club 1971-72?; married Nancy Lee Horton born June 9, 1932 Peekskill and born to them were:

( JEFFREY DOUGLAS WEEKS born August 20, 1959

( JOHN DAVID WEEKS born March 9, 1961

( KAREN ANN WEEKS born February 21, 1966

( ARTHUR DOUGLAS WEEKS, JR., born March 21, 1970

( DAVID ALLAN WEEKS born September 14, 1937 Peekskill

( ROBERT BRUCE WEEKS born August 8, 1944; married Corliss Bodly born September 14, 1937 and born to them was:

( ALLAN EUGENE WEEKS born July 6, 1976

( WILLIAM SUTHERLAND FERRIS born March 11, 1828/9 and died December 25, 1910 Peekskill; boatman 1850; married Martha Jane Tuttle [dau of James & Jane (Travis) Tuttle] who died December 21, 1910, 4 days prior to William. Born to them was:

( BESSIE J. FERRIS (Betsey Jane?) born March 9, 1860; married Henry (Harry) B. Miller and born to them was:

( MARTHA J.(JANE?) MILLER (1881-) married Charles Hopkins

( MARY L. FERRIS born March 28, 1833 (1812?) and died February 11, 1908 (June 19, 1880?); married Philip Nickerson; no issue

( DAVID FERRIS (c1841-)

( CALEB DEAN FERRIS (Jr.) born Kortright, Delaware, NY and died July 1, 1843 Mt. Clemens MI age 40y 7d (headstone photo); married January 20, 1819 Hannah Knapp [dau of Joseph & Catherine (Strang) Knapp of Yorktown NY] born December 4, 1801 and died October 20, 1879 age 77y 10m 16d; both buried Sacrider (Sandstone) Cemetery, Calhoun Co MI; and born to them were:

( WASHINGTON K. FERRIS (Washington Knapp?) (c1820-) married 1st February 18, 1847 Prudence Sayre; buried Sandstone Cemetery, Calhoun Co MI; and 2d 1851 Catherine McClellan. He enlisted in Company E, 3d Infantry May 13, 1861 at Grand Rapids MI for 3 years. At the age of 41 years, he was discharged for disability, but re-entered the service in Company D, 3d Infantry at reorganization, as Captain, age 44, July 29, 1864. There is a Washington Ferris buried at the Riverside Cemetery, Barry County MI who died January 7, 1892 at age 72 years – might be this guy. One source has daughters named Viola, Ceola, and Mary – are these his daughters from either marriage or daughters brought to the 2d marriage? Same source has Washington as a saloon owner in the Arizona Territory 1870; 1883 he applied for Civil War pension and in 1890 he is back in Rutland, Barry, MI on the Veterans Schedule

( PHILLIP FERRIS born c1822 and died September 7, 1843; buried Sandstone Cemetery, Calhoun Co MI

( MARY J. FERRIS died in infancy – buried Sandstone Cemetery, Calhoun Co MI

( DEAN FERRIS (Chaplain Ferris states this is possibly -) CALEB DEAN FERRIS born June 26, 1834; his mother, Elizabeth, would have been 64 years old when he born – obviously conflicting information. Note: There is a Caleb D. Ferris buried at the Riverside Cemetery, Barry County MI who died March 21, 1905 at age 71 y – might be this guy. He married first, Rosa, last name unknown and second, Phebe Mead. Born to them were:

( FRANK E. FERRIS born Barry Co MI; married Elizabeth Hortense Lenze. There is a Frank D. Ferris buried at Riverside Cemetery, Barry Co MI who died December 13, 1952 at age 68 y. If this were the same one, his Dad, Dean, would have been 50 years old when Frank born. Maybe the Frank D. is a son of this Frank E., since there is also a Hortense Ferris buried in same cemetery who died October 17, 1876 at age 10 y. There is also a Lizzie Ferris buried in the same cemetery who died April 11, 1952 at age 66 y – might be from this same “twig”.


( JOSHUA FERRIS (JUDGE) born June 26, 1763 Peekskill NY (4th born) and died (March 26) April 20, 1848 Ithaca NY; served between 1778-83, (Lieutenant) services totaling 22 months, in the 3d Company of Militia of Westchester Co. NY in the regiment of Colonel Samuel Drake; 1798 he was elected Town Clerk of Catherine NY; one of three justices that made selection of officers for the Town of Catherine. The surveying of several sections of the Watkins and Flint purchase was done by him in connection with Thomas Pompelly in 1808. He must have removed to Spencer because he was Supervisor of the Town, 1801-03; Judge of Common Pleas and Justice 1816. He went from Spencer to Ithaca where he built a brick house on Green Street in 1836-37. In 1839 he was elected trustee of the Gospel and School posts and reelected each year, save one, until 1846. Joshua received the last one-third of his father’s farm. Joshua married c1798, Eliza (Elizabeth) Pope Hathaway [dau of Thomas & Molly (Gilbert) Hathaway] born in 1765 (c1775) and died November 28, 1841. Born to them were:

( ELIZA ANN FERRIS born 1799 (October 27, 1804) Spencer NY and died December 17, 1876 (1896) Ithaca NY; married January 19, 1826 in Spencer, Horace Mack born January 20, 1799 Cooperstown NY and died September 10, 1855; County Clerk 1849-51; member of assembly 1832; President of the Village of Ithaca 1851; Trustee 1839-40, 1845; Supervisor 1841; Director Bank of Ithaca and Tompkins County National Bank; member of first Fire Company in Ithaca 1823; and born to them were:

( JOSHUA F MACK born October 13, 1827 and died November 6, 1828

( SUSAN MARIA MACK born June 1, 1830; married Henry Fitch Hibbard

( HORACE MACK Jr born September 26, 1833; married Lucy Wheeler born March 7, 1838 Brattleboro VT; and born to them were:

( GEORGE WILLIAM MACK born February 13, 1860 Ithaca NY

( LAURA WHITE MACK born February 14, 1862 Ithaca NY and died 1920; married April 12, 1887 in Ithaca NY, Horace Sowers Kephart [son of Isaiah Lafayette & Mary Elizabeth Sowers (Sauers) Kephart – Son of American Revolution through his father’s line] born August/September 8, 1862 East Salem, Juniata, PA and died April 2, 1931 Bryson City, Swain, NC as a passenger in a Taxi; buried there; educated in public schools in Iowa; graduated Lebabon Valley College, Annville PA, A.B. 1879; A.M. 1882; post-graduate studies at Boston U 1880; Cornell U 1881-84; and Yale 1886-88; an assistant in the Cornell U Library 1880-84; traveled to Europe 1884-86; assistant in the Yale U Library 1886-90; and in 1890 elected librarian of the St Louis Mercantile Library, published naturalist and born to them were:

( CORNELIA FERRIS KEPHART born August 10, 1888 New Haven CT; married Henry Carlton Moore and born to them were:




( MARGARET KEPHART born April 28, 1890 New Haven CT (or Ithaca NY)

( LEONARD MACK KEPHART (or Leonard Wheeler Kephart) born January 10, 1892 Ithaca, Tompkins, NY and died February 1988 Germantown, Montgomery, MD; married Frances Frazer and born to them were:




( LUCY WHEELER KEPHART born March 30, 1893 St Louis MO (or Ithaca NY) and died September 1988 Ithaca NY; married Karl Herman Fernow born October 12, 1893 and died March 1983 Ithaca; and born to them were:



( GEORGE STEBBINS KEPHART born (July 26, 1895) December 30, 1893 St Louis MO and died March 1961 Silver Springs MD – family papers in the Archives of Cornell U Library – married Pauline L Maisch born May 26, 1899 and died June 1980 Silver Springs; not sure this is same guy, but a George S Kephart went to Maine after WWI and worked as a forester for 11 years. Campfires Rekindled is his memoir of logging in Maine in those years; also retired with 31y with the Bureau of Indian Affairs; there is also a letter on the ‘Net from a George S Kephart to his son Reverand Roy Kephart October 1970, Confession of a Frustrated Agnostic –says this George was a graduate of Cornell U, served in the Engineer Div during WWI, retiring in 1964 as Chief of Forestry, BIA; and born to them was:

( ROY FERRIS KEPHART – is this Rev Roy Kephart, rector of St Anne’s Episcopal Church, Damascus MD

( BARBARA KEPHART born August 4, 1897 St Louis MO; married Royal Gould Bird; and born to them were:



( JULIA WHITON MACK born November 3, 1877

( ELIZA ANN MACK born March 3, 1836 and died June 13 1894 Ithaca NY unmarried

( MARY ELEANOR MACK born December 31, 1838; assistant Librarian of Cornell Free Library many years; living 1901 Ithaca NY; unmarried

( STEPHEN FERRIS MACK born July 10, 1841

( FRANCES LOUISA MACK born March 7, 1844 and died June 29, 1845

( EBENEZER MACK born December 6, 1848 and died September 5, 1851

( BENJAMIN GILBERT FERRIS born 1802 Ithaca NY and died there 1893; married May 26, 1830 at Ithaca, Cornelia Woodcock [dau of David & Mary (Baker) Woodcock] born c1809 Ithaca, Tompkins, NY and died there March 31, 1893; after Benjamin finished college, he entered the law office of David Woodcock, his future father-in-law; admitted to the bar, he began to practice and became District Attorney for Tompkins Co., 1840-45; he was a fireman in the local fire department starting in 1828; President of the Village of Ithaca 1841 and 1852; a member of the state legislature in 1851; and appointed Secretary of Utah Territory by President Fillmore 1853; Secretary of Utah Treasury; Author of History of Utah and the Mormons. From the book: Benjamin Ferris was called to the governorship of Utah Territory in 1852 by President Millard Fillmore. Prior to his being given this responsibility, Ferris had been a lawyer and local notable in Ithaca, New York. Cornelia accompanied her husband to Utah and later wrote her own book recounting her experiences in the west. Ferris first published his account of travels and experiences in the west in 1854. Two years later he revised and expanded this text of Utah and the Mormons. The 1856 edition was the last one published of his book and Ferris soon after slipped into obscurity. He is last mentioned as having been in the Ithaca area in 1855. Perhaps he died soon after that. Ferris’ account of early Mormonism is a pedestrian presentation typical of the times. Despite his having lived among the Mormons in Utah for several months, he was unable to solicit from them much in the way of original and unique historical material on the rise and progress of the sect. He adopts the Spalding-Rigdon explanation for the origin of the Book of Mormon, adding little to the “Spalding theory,” except for his labeling Rigdon a “religious Ishmaelite” — a term other writers picked up and applied as well descriptive of Rigdon’s pre-Mormon years. After a few years of law practice in New York City, he returned to Ithaca where he spent the remainder of his years.

( JOSHUA HATHAWAY FERRIS (1808-1885) resided Spencer NY; married Louisa Fisher (1810-1907) and born to them were:

( MARY ELIZA FERRIS (1833-1906) married Isaac Mosher Lott (1828-1905) and born to them were:

( EMMA L. LOTT (1852/3-1897) married Duane C. King (1853-1906)



( MYRON D. FERRIS (Myron Benjamin?) born April 22, 1835 Spencer NY and died 1933; given the benefit of a good elementary education at Ithaca after which he was for several years clerk in mercantile stores at Owego and Elmira, but at length returned to Spencer and became a partner with C. J. Fisher; and from that time to 1884 he was in some direct manner identified with mercantile life in the village, though with various partners; 1886 he became connected with the Farmers’ and Merchants’ Bank and its assistant cashier; elected supervisor 1878-81; 1882 candidate for member of assembly but beaten by 27 votes; elected as a Democratic Assemblyman from Tioga Co 1883; married November 12, 1861 Hannah M. Cooper; and born to them were:

( NATHAN B. FERRIS born March 21/31, 1863 and died October 28, 1896

( STELLA FERRIS born December 17, 1865 Spencer NY; married in SC, David Coleman Durham of Greenville SC

( FRANK H. FERRIS (Frank Henry/F. Harry)) born September 12, 1869; graduate of Cornell; lawyer in Corning

( GEORGE H. FERRIS born December 26/28, 1838 and died October 9, 1882; married Mary Cornelia Fisher (1845-1914) and born to them were:

( LEONARD FERRIS born June 9, 1867 and died December 9, 1919; married Mary Vergason (1874-1925); no offspring

( GEORGIA CORNELIA FERRIS born July 28, 1870 and died December 9, 1890

( PHILIP FERRIS born September 3, 1877; married 1st Bessie Adams (1892-1918); and 2d Lydia Chapman (1895-1956); no offspring

( SUSAN CATHARINE FERRIS (1841-1918) married October 16, 1863 Marvin D. Fisher [son of Leonard] born March 16, 1842 Spencer NY and died 1917; he was educated in the district schools and at the age of 12y begain work in his father’s store; after his schooling was finished he acquired an interest in the business and continued in mercantile life in Spencer, a prosperous, progressive and successful manager; M.D. Fisher & Sons was known through southern central NYas the largest and best stocked general country store; in addition to his mercantile business, he farmed 700 acres and had a dairy of 40-50 cows; 1885 appointed postmaster; first president of the bank at Spencer and cashier; member of the school board, Masonic lodge and Presbyterian Church; and born to them were (first 2 kids not identified here died young):

( SARAH LOUISA FISHER born November 9, 1868 and died November 9, 1959; married George E. Jones (1863-1939) and born to them was:

( MARVIN F. JONES, M.D., born March 10, 1889 and died 1952; Buffalo Medical School; 1949 President of The American Otological Society; married Jessie Hill born February 28, 1889; and born to them were:

( JAMES MCKERNON JONES born May 30, 1924; married Shelia M. Bateman born November 28, 1925; is this the same guy quoted in the book, The Courage of Common Men, Texans Remember World War II; was he a 1949 graduate of Syracuse U?; and born to them were:

( NANCY K. JONES born October 28, 1948

( JAMES MCKERNON JONES, JR., born April 21, 1953

( BARBARA J. JONES born August 1, 1961

( BEATRICE C. JONES born April 14, 1928; married Richard L. Maus born March 1, 1926; and born to them were:

( RICHARD L. MAUS, JR., born September 12, 1955 – see ‘Net

( STEVEN K. MAUS born August 14, 1957

( SUZAN H. MAUS born August 23, 1959

( ROBERT M. JONES born April 23, 1930; married Anne Ridley Beauchamp Hurt born August 20, 1934; and born to them were:

( JESSICA H. JONES born June 21, 1957

( JOEL H. JONES born September 10, 1960

( ANNE R. JONES born February 11, 1962

( MYRON L. FISHER born August 11, 1870 and died April, 1948; in business with his father; married Ida Simmons (1874-1945); Boston Conservatory of Music; and born to them were:

( CONRAD S. FISHER (1903-1918)

( MARVIN L. FISHER born January 17, 1910; Colgate University; married Ethel Sinclair born February 4, 1909; and born to them were:

( JOAN FISHER born December 12, 1934; married Ray Cook

( MARVIN L. FISHER, JR., born December 31, 1936; married lady’s name unk but born to them was an infant daughter who died 2 days after birth – A Marvin L. Fisher II was Chairman of the Board of the Tioga State Bank – this guy? A Robert M. Fisher was President and CEO of same bank – this family?

( HENRY HATHAWAY FISHER (Henry L) born March 16, 1873 and died April 19, 1948; in business with his father; married June 17, 1896 at Spencer NY, Ida Hallock (1872-1960); Boston Conservatory of Music; and born to them were:

( ELINOR FISHER (1897-) married 1st L. Carroll Root (1867-1939); and 2d Frank Bartholomew (1885-1957); no offspring

( JEAN FISHER born February 1, 1906; married Harold F. Durham born December 25, 1899 and born to them were:

( NANCY ELINOR DURHAM born April 6, 1930; married Loran L. Lewis IV

( JOAN DURHAM born April 28, 1931; married Lawrence Bean

( THOMAS F. DURHAM born March 28, 1944; U. of Rochester

( A. MAX FISHER, M.D. born February 6, 1880 and died 1957; married Catherine Hull (1884-1940); Albany State College. Born to them were:

( KATHERINE L. FISHER born May 31, 1921; Geneseo State Teachers College; married Walter Mekos

( FERRIS FISHER born November 26, 1915; married Irene Heasley

( DURAND W. FISHER born September 5, 1919 and died July 2, 2003; last residence Sebring, Highlands, FL; U. of Illinois and Cornell U; married 1st Beatrice J. {mnu}(1918-1948); and 2d Enid Horton

( MYRON H. FERRIS (Myron Hathaway?) (1810-1888) (his ggg-granddaughter says she thinks it is Myron Holmes Ferris) there is a M. H. Ferris, who died at age 68y, buried at the Old Second Street Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung, NY – don’t know if this is the same guy, but would assume it is (on the other hand, according to the dates provided above by his ggg-granddaughter, then the 68y old is not this guy. In 1864-67, he was a landowner in Allegheny County NY; listed in the directory of Wellsville NY, 1874-75. He married Henrietta Augusta Langstaff (1818-1886) [there is a Henrietta Augusta Ferris, who died July 11, 1888 at 58 years, buried at the Old Second Street Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung, NY – don’t know if this is the same lady, but would assume it is.] (on the other hand, her ggg-granddaughter provided the above dates, so this would appear not to be the same woman); and born to them were:

( MYRON JOSHUA FERRIS born 1844 Elmira NY and died there date unk; was a lumber dealer there 1876; married April 26, 1871 Ella Catherine Noble born Muncy PA and born to them were:


( KENNETH NOBLE FERRIS married Faye Alice Bronson and born to them was:



( HENRIETTA LANGSTAFF FERRIS (Hattie) born 1847 Elmira NY and died March 12,1880 Brooklyn NY; married October 14, 1868 in Elmira, Captain Leonard Fisher Hepburn (1835-1900) (of NYC); and born to them was:

( WILLIAM WALLACE HEPBURN born February 24 February 1880 Brooklyn NY and died March 2, 1971 Pennington NJ; married Ethel Remington Morton (1883-1969); and born to them was (and maybe more):

( RUTH HEPBURN (1913-2005) married Charles Protheroe (1913-); and born to them was (and maybe more):
( LORRAINE PROTHEROE (1942-) – provided updated info – thanks Lorraine!!

( AMELIA FERRIS [Speculation – there was an Amelia (Ferris) Christian (1845-1916) buried at the Cold Spring Cemetery.]

( BENJAMIN FERRIS died Philadelphia PA


( MARY P. FERRIS died in infancy

( BENJAMIN FERRIS (Photo) born November 9, 1771 Peekskill NY (8th born) and died February 19, 1832; a lawyer in New York City from 1808-1810 and was also Sheriff of New York County, 1811-13; (Sheriff of New York City 6 years) a member of the State Assembly 1806-08; married 1st April 15, 1797 Anna Post [dau of Henry & Elizabeth (Board) Post] died 1803; and married 2d 1808 (April 2, 1808) Anna Maria Schieffelin (; [There is a question to the exact date of the second marriage; at the wedding in the old Walton Mansion on Hanover Square, New York City, there was a disturbance by a former suitor of the bride who attempted to enter the house.][It is said that Anna Maria’s grandfather, Jacob, was an officer in the British Army.] Born to Benjamin and Anna Post Ferris were:

( HENRY POST FERRIS born September 14, 1798 and died July 26, 1881 Shrub Oak NY; baptized in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York City; married Caroline Bronson (1820-1868) and born to them were:

( HENRY POST FERRIS, JR., born August 14, 1839; married Charlotte Moore and born to them was (and maybe others):

( EUGENE FERRIS (1871-1932) married name unk and born to them was:

( MARY FERRIS (1903-1998) married John Thomas Dale and born to them was (and maybe others):

( JOHN DALE married name unk and born to them was (and maybe others):

( JOHN DALE JR – provider of this updated information – thanks John!

( WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON FERRIS born August 30, 1841; married Ella Vendenberg

( ELIZABETH ANNE FERRIS born October 13, 1844 and died May 1, 1914; married Gustave Brown (1847-1913). It is said that Gus was an itinerant worker who traveled around fixing watches; he would even deliver the Sunday paper to the wealthy summer people who lived around Lake Mohopac. It is said that Elizabeth routinely fed the area’s legendary “Leather Man”, a character dressed head to toe in leather who lived in caves around what is now the Taconic State Parkway area. Born to them were 13 kids, 1 of which was:

( ALONZO WILLIAM BROWN born April 16, 1886 and died March 26, 1972; married Mary Smith Jones (1882-1961). He went into the hacking or taxi business in Peekskill. Born to them was:

( RENODA GWYNNE BROWN (Photos) born October 5, 1909 and died January 6, 2005; married Howard C. Hoffman (1908-1960) [In the 1970’s, Renoda resided at 5 Belmont St., White Plains NY]

Treasuring Past Shapes An Historian’s Future

An historical tour of Shrub Oak is exciting if your guide is White Plains historian Renoda Hoffman. Her descendants settled the area, building homes on Main Street, Stoney Street, Glen Road and James Street. Hoffman’s main ancestors, descended from the Ferris family of Shrub Oak, started with Jeffrey Ferris who came over from England in 1632. John James, Hoffman’s great-great grandfather, lived on the corner of Main and Stoney streets. Hoffman is not a shrinking violet. Deep down, she’s tough and persevering, in spite of an aura of old world gentility. “I always wanted to be related to Jesse James,” she said, not disappointed that John James was thought to be illegitimate.Her grandmother and grandfather, Elizabeth Ferris and Gustave Brown, lived on Stoney Street and Glen Road, where they raised 13 children, including her father, Alonzo. She noted her grandmother routinely fed the area’s legendary “Leather Man,” a character dressed head to toe in leather who lived in caves around what is now the Taconic State Parkway area. Her grandfather, Gus Brown, was an itinerant worker who traveled around fixing watches. He’d even deliver the Sunday paper to the wealthy summer people who lived around Lake Mahopac. In 1893, they presented a gift to Gus Brown – tickets, hotel reservation and enough money to visit the Columbian World’s Fair in Chicago, an event he dreamed of attending, but never thought he could. Her aunt Lena (Helena Brown) born in a house on New Street. She married the superintendent of one of the iron factories in Peekskill, Harry S. Gwynne, related to the Vanderbilts. Owning a car was one thing when cars first came out, driving it was something else. Rules and regulations for moving vehicles, including a driver’s license, were as yet unheard of circa 1910. Hoffman’s uncle, Charlie James, forgot how to stop his brand new car, driving it into the garage and out the rear wall. Both James and Hoffman’s father treasured this anecdote and repeated it often. Despite his brother-in-law’s hapless automobile incident as a young man, Hoffman’s father, Alonzo, went into the hacking or taxi business in Peekskill. He also took a week’s job with Ajax, a strong man who was performing at the Peekskill Theatre, putting a board across his chest, then inviting six or seven people to stand on it. However, the main trick in the act was to keep a car from taking off. The strong man held ropes attached to the car like reins. To keep from being dragged off the stage, he was also tied with rope attached to a hook firmly anchored in the stage floor. “Dad would start the car, the momentum lifted the rear wheels off the floor, spinning, wildly, but the strong man was able to hold the car,” Hoffman related, having heard the story from her father, although the event took place long before she born. “One day, my dad, hurrying to the theatre, had a flat tire. Not having time to change the tire and still get to the theatre on time, he kept on going. He drove onto the stage, but the trick was doomed. The rear wheels would not raise from the floor, and the car not only wanted to go forward, it did. The car and Ajax went flying off the stage.” Born in Peekskill at their house on James Street, Renoda Brown was only 9 months old when her father moved the family to White Plains in 1920, although she returned to Peekskill and Shrub Oak every summer of her youth, visiting her large family. A quiet man, but a lot of fun, Alonzo now had a steady mob working for a clothier. Who would have dreamed that his daughter would become the historian for the City of White Plains in 1970? Channel 34 in White Plains has begun a series of Renoda Hoffman’s historic photographs and commentary. “I like the idea of doing a television series on the changing face of White Plains,” she said. “I have hundreds of photographs that people can enjoy while learning about White Plains as it used to be.” “Round and About Broadway” was her first televised show, shown every Monday in December. Next, with the date to be announced, is “And Tehen Came the Galleria,” recreating the City of White Plains before it underwent a massive facelift. The Galleria opened in August, 1980, part of the urban renewal project that cost $100 million. Encouraged by the success of her previous books, It Happened in White Plains, and Yesterday in White Plains, she’d even consider And Then Came the Galleria as the basis for a third book. “I’m looking for an angel who has $25,000 to help publish it,” Hoffman commented. The author/historian came upon her new-found career in her later years. “I was just a housewife until 1960, happy and content with my family, never volunteering for things,” she said. However, she did take a part-time job in 1947 to help out her neighbor who was principal of Purchase Elementary School. Working as a school secretary for a few hours a week for many years turned out to be her life saver.Married almost 23 years to Howard C. Hoffman, known as “Pete,” an engineer with the City of White Plains, she recalled, “Pete was the talker – more socially adept. Through him, we knew a lot of people,” she said. When he taught radio at night school (now kown as adult education), she took dressmaking. “We were very close; I was very shy and retiring. If I heard someone lecture to a group, my immediate thought was, ‘I couldn’t do that’.” Aware that her husband was desperately ill in 1960, Hoffman revamped a viable future for maintaining their home and educating their son. To that end, she became a full-time school secretary at Purchase School, a job she held for 30 years, retiring in 1977. When Pete died in 1960, Hoffman was crushed by his death, soldiering on seemed to be the only way to assuage her grief. It was this job that led to her commitment to the history of White Plains. In 1961, Mary Andrews, a local photographer, presented a slide lecture at the school. Hoffman assisted by fitting slides into the projector, making sure each one was the right one for Andrews’ commentary. After working with Andrews on several slide programs, Hoffman sensed a reawakening of her fascination for history. Subsequently, Andrews invited her to join the Westchester County Historical Society. Before long, Hoffman was invited to be a trustee. “I didn’t know if I could do it!” she remembered, noting that Andrews told her to “Take it!” The Westchester County Historical Society was run by volunteers in the ’60s, albeit professionals such as doctors, lawyers, teachers and college professors. Hoffman, who had never attended college, was an exception. However, they took her under their wing, teaching her the rudiments of running the county historical society and much about local history. She remembers being terrified at giving her first report, but mustered up the courage at a full board meeting, thanks to the encouragement of her fellow volunteers. In 1977, she became the society’s first woman president in its 103rd year of existence, a post she held for three years, until 1980. She was asked, in 1964, to edit the society’s quarterly publication, a popular booklet entitled, “The Historian,” ordered by history buffs throughout the U.S. That meant “do the whole darn thing,” Hoffman recalled. However, retired Army Colonel Louis Frohman, a local photographer and member of Westchester County Historical Society (WCHS), offered his help. Together, they put out two editions before he laid the project in her hands for the next 20 years. In 1984, Hoffman ended her tenure as editor of “The Historian,” turning it over to younger volunteers because she was writing books, co-founding the White Plains Historical Society and restoring the interior of Washington’s Headquarters, known as the Purdy House, at 60 Park Avenue, White Plains, mostly at her own expense. As editor of “The Historian,” Hoffman became known to historians all over the United States for the integrity of the writing and the little known but relevant history she unearthed, according to fellow historians throughout Westchester County. During her stint as editor, Hoffman was appointed historian of White Plains. Her salary for the task, to which she was appointed in 1970 by then-Mayor Richard Hendey, was zero. She remembered Hendey as being less than supportive, telling her upon announcement of her appointment in 1970, “Now you run along and do whatever historians do.” That included paying for everything herself, except stationery. Today she has a budget that cannot exceed $1,500. A city administrator telephoned her just as 1990 was coming to an end. “Renoda, you know they cut back on your budget!” he said. He was floored by the ire of this gentle lady who has learned how to defend the world of local history. According to Renoda, he was taken aback, and replied, “Hold it, take it easy! Renoda, we’ll work on your budget!” What does a historian do? “History is our business,” said Hoffman. “It’s done in different ways. There are no rules for us.” A historian does anything that would be connected to a city’s history with a date on it, even a little memento, like an old-fashioned dance invitation. Hoffman is a great record keeper, using acid-free paper to mount newspaper articles, including obituaries in voluminous scrapbooks. Old newspapers like The Daily Argus, The Daily Reporter and The Daily Record supply priceless memorabilia for her scrapbooks, merging with current events in White Plains. Together, she said, they form a complete history that is supplemented by hundreds, maybe thousands, of slides she has taken of every block of the city. A card table in her living room has scissors, paste, newspapers neatly stacked and a scrapbook ready to be filled. The wonder is that she’s up to date and ready to clip and paste tomorrow’s news about people and events in White Plains. About five years ago, she got permission to store her records in a small space in the White Plains Library, including her assessment books for the village of White Plains dating back to the 1870s. They list everybody’s name, address and what they paid in taxes. She also rescued a lot of things from the village court, old summonses, judges’ summations or verdicts, and what the guilty had to pay. In addition, she found a huge file in the old civilian defense building that contained legal papers from the 1860s to the 1900s, past records from the city that were never catalogued, but are now safe. Hoffman has archives at White Plains Library and is trying to get an archivist to work on school records that go back to the last century. They contain dates, names, and addresses that are supplemented by high school yearbooks from 1898 to the 1930s. Hoffman has been able to write two books, hold the office of president of the Westchester County Historical Society and edit its publication “The Historian,” and co-found the White Plains Historical Society while holding the office of White Plains historian. Proceeds from the sale of Yesterday in White Plains and It Happened in White Plains are donated to the historic Jacob Purdy House, owned by the City of White Plains. As vice-president of the White Plains Historical Society since 1984, Hoffman immediately put the complete restoration of the Purdy House on her agenda, regardless of the expense. Last year, General Washington’s headquarters (1776 and 1778) at 60 Park Avenue, known as the Purdy House, was finally restored at a cost of more than $100,000 with $47,000 toward the restoration of the interior from the sale of Hoffman’s first book, Yesterday in White Plains, and an additional $25,000 from IBM. The City of White Plains paid for the exterior restoration. Hoffman’s books are sold at White Plains Public Library, but word-of-mouth creates an astounding number of sales. Book stores take 40% of all sales, while Hoffman’s method assures that 100% of the proceeds from her book sales will go toward the estoration of Purdy House. Hoffman, it seems, cannot be filed and categorized like historical minutia – she’s always looking toward tomorrow to learn something about yesterday. Source: Kathy Grantham, North County News, January 16 – 22, 1991

Dear Mr. Bailey, I recently had the wonderful opportunity to attend the funeral services of Renoda Hoffman in the most appropriate setting in White Plains, the historical Rural Cemetery.  Surrounded by her family and all that loved her and respected her. It was nice of you to remember Renoda Hoffman and write an article about her on your Website as well as mention her today January 14, 2005 on your White Plains television show. You ask for suggestions in terms of what would be appropriate to name after her or to name a site after her in White Plains to commemorate Renoda Hoffman’s great historical contributions she herself has made to White Plains over her long illustrious life. How about for starters just remembering her and her great work and contributions she unconditionally gave to White Plains. White Plains indeed should remember her, honor her, respect her and create her memorial here in White Plains. An original memorial, a historical memorial and one her own. Despite the fact that I came to know her for a very short period of time back in 2003 through the White Plains Historical Society and Mr. Jack Harington at Purdy House, she is one remarkable individual that forever will be remembered and never forgotten. She left behind a living legacy, a body of work that embodied her and all that she touched.  Let us all remember that as we move through the passage of time and change never to return she gave us the passage of time and change through her incredible vision to live through the change and preserve that historical change for each and every generation to come in time. Renoda Hoffman had a vision, a vision through an image, and image through a photograph a photograph through the passage of history. The history she lived, the history of White Plains. The History of Renoda Hoffman is White Plains. So the most appropriate place to name after Renoda Hoffman would have to be original unique and one of a kind. That name should be to name Renoda Hoffman Mrs. White Plains, a place she loved, a placed she preserved, and a place she lived in and passed in. Mrs. White Plains will forever live on as the legacy she so deservedly is honored for.  A real special person in the hearts of all she touched. In Memory of Renoda Hoffman, Mrs. White Plains, you will always be remembered never forgotten.
Carl Albanese & Family

Note: A clock dedicated to Renoda was erected at the corner of Main Street and North Broadway, in Tibbits Park, White Plains NY (Photo).

Renoda Hoffman
Historian and Expert on White Plains

The way Renoda Hoffman saw it, the United States as we know it today all came down to the Battle of White Plains. “If we had lost in White Plains, if the British Army had managed to overrun Washington, what would have happened?” she asked during a re-enactment of the Revolutionary War battle in the fall of 2001, on its 225th anniversary. “We would have been under British rule.” Skip to next paragraphThere was little Ms. Hoffman didn’t know about White Plains history. She was the White Plains city historian for nearly 30 years. She wrote three books on the city: “It Happened in Old White Plains,” “The Changing Face of White Plains” and “Yesterday in Old White Plains: A Picture History of a Vanished Era.” All were published by the White Plains Historical Society. The picture history included photos of Main Street from 1887 and the White Plains Hotel, which was razed in 1907. “Like a frontier town, the street is dirt and there are hitching posts and horse blocks,” reads one caption. Ms. Hoffman fought hard for historical preservation. She was instrumental in saving the Jacob Purdy House, for instance. In an article published in the Westchester Historical Society Bulletin, Ms. Hoffman asserted that the Purdy House had been used as George Washington’s headquarters in 1776. At the time, not everyone agreed. The White Plains chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution believed Washington’s headquarters had been in a small frame house on Virginia Road in North White Plains. After years of painstaking research and some controversy, historians in both camps agreed that it was likely that both homes had been used as headquarters. Feisty, not quick to back down and known for her sense of humor, Ms. Hoffman would show frustration when she sensed people did not fully appreciate the rich history of White Plains, said John Harrington, trustee of the historical society. But she never let up on her efforts, insisting that any profits from her books benefit the society. She was born in Peekskill, but her family moved to White Plains in 1909 when she was 6 months old; she lived there the rest of her life. She led an unsuccessful effort to keep the old White Plains courthouse from being razed to make way for the Galleria mall. She was also the first female president of the Westchester Historical Society and edited the society’s magazine for 20 years. Renoda Hoffman died Jan. 6 at 95.

Born October 5, 1909, Renoda came to White Plains at nine months of age. Renoda Brown Hoffman’s ancestral tree is representative of Who’s Who in Colonial America…on her father’s side her family goes back to Jeffrey Ferris who came to America in 1632/33, and on her mother’s side, one uncle Thurston Horn sailed with William Kidd, venturing out of New York City Harbor in 1692 never to return. In fact, Jacob Purdy’s great granddaughter married Renoda’s ancestor James M. Ferris and they lived in the Purdy House.

Renoda grew up in a time of innocence when children skipped and laughed their way to the Ranch House on Saturday afternoons, free from the fears that plague us today, and whiled away the hours watching Tom Mix defeat villains and rescue maidens. Coming from a family that saw Black Tuesday and the long, sad years of the Great Depression, Renoda’s dreams of archaeological digs in far away deserts, succumbed to the reality of Hake’s Business School where, like other young women of the day, she studied typing and shorthand to become a secretary. Upon completing school, Renoda went to work for two attorneys, Monday through Saturday, for $10.00 week.

It was during these years that she met Howard C. Hoffman who worked for the City of White Plains. They were married in 1937 and had a son Richard. When her son was school aged, Renoda was encouraged by a friend to lend a helping hand a few mornings a week at the Purchase School. Mornings, turned to days, followed by years, and in 1979, she retired from the Purchase School, with 33 years of service. During that period, she was introduced to the Westchester Historical Society and soon became a very active member, serving as it’s first woman President for three years. She served as the Editor of their quarterly publication, “The Westchester Historian”, for 20 years. All of her life, Renoda embraced history. First she studied the Civil War, and then later the Revolutionary Period. It was during that time that she discovered the wealth of history to be found in Westchester, and particularly in White Plains. It was during these years that Mayor Richard Hendey asked Renoda to take over the reins as White Plains City Historian. She often quoted Mayor Hendey when telling how she became Historian explaining that he told her that she should “…just go out and do whatever Historians do.” It was with this charge that she began to amass the enormously rich and varied collection of artifacts, documents and photographs which would eventually become the foundation of the White Plains City Archives. Probably the most significant acquisition she made was an original map drawn by a soldier in 1776 during the Battle of White Plains.

Renoda was one of the founding members of the Battle of White Plains Monument Committee, which later became the White Plains Historical Society. She was also one of the key players in the movement to save the 1720 Jacob Purdy House from demolition during the Urban Renewal period. She was honored by the White Plains Historical Society with their first presentation of the Citizen Extraordinaire Award and by the Westchester County Historical Society with their Tomahawk Award.

During her time as Historian, Renoda Hoffman authored and published three books: “Yesterday In White Plains”, “It Happened In Old White Plains”, and “The Changing Face of White Plains.” She also authored three booklets, “Historic Highlights of Westchester,” “Throw Back” and “The Battle of White Plains.” All monies generated from the books support the Jacob Purdy House and the Mission of the White Plains Historical Society.

From the moment that Mayor Hendey sent her forth with the charge of “doing whatever Historians do,” Renoda never once looked back. The City of White Plains can never in words thank her for her unflagging spirit and depth of understanding of the importance of preserving history for future generations. Thanks can only come in the concrete form of continued commitment to conserving her legacy for future generations and continuing her charge to preserve the past, and capture the present for the future. Today we do not mourn her passing, but pay tribute not just to her 35 years as Historian, but we

pay tribute to the purity of her spirit, and the depth of her understanding, that “Past is Prologue.”

But Renoda was ever so much more to the City than Historian…she was artist, preservationist, collector, activist and photographer. She took thousands of photos and slides of White Plans as it changed and grew through the decades. As time passes, her work becomes more and more valuable for capturing moments in time as a legacy for future generations. Over time she compiled a rich and varied array of historically significant materials, accomplished almost entirely through donations from concerned individuals and organizations. She also worked tirelessly to obtain a permanent place to house all these wonderful glimpses of past history, and succeeded in establishing the White Plains City Archives, now permanently named in her honor. 

Renoda never did small things in a great way, but rather has done great things for our City and it’s citizens, past, present and future. When asked once how she saw her work she stated, “…..nourished by those who have gone on before, we have fallen heir to the precious liberty won at such a terrible price. This, along with our great nation, was bequeathed to you and to me, to all Americans. This is our heritage.”

Office of the City Clerk

City of White Plains

January 6, 2005

Born to them was:

( RICHARD C. HOFFMAN born November 15, 1941

( CAROLINE LOUISA FERRIS born October 3, 1847; married Ambrose Ganong

( ALIDA FERRIS born September 26, 1851 and died October 4, 1900; married John Turner

( ELIZA A. S. FERRIS born October 4, 1800 and died January 2, 1890; married October 25, 1817 in Harlem, NYC, Andrew McGown [son of Daniel & Catherina (Benson) McGown] died March 2, 1870; a Major in the War of 1812; a Judge of the City Courts. Born to them was:

( HENRY POST MCGOWN, Judge, one of the incorporators and trustees of the Harlem Savings Bank, NYC, 1863;

Presumably the same guy:

HENRY P. McGOWN was born and bred in Harlem; he joined Pocahontas Engine Company No. 49 on October 5, 1842, as private. Six months later he was made secretary, and the end of his first year of service found him foreman. The quarters of the company were n Fourth Avenue, between One hundred and Twenty-sixth and One-Hundred and Twenty-seventh Streets, where Engine No. 36 of the present Department is stationed. It was the glory of 49’s boys that they were never “washed themselves” and frequently washed their rivals. Once when the frozen surface of a stream had to be cut to let down the suction pipe, Foremen McGown himself stood for hours up to his knees in the icy water, holding the pipe under. He would not take a man from the engine, as he wished to “wash” the machine just ahead. In racing to fire Hose 43 and Engine 35 were “Pocahontas’s” chief opponents. One bitterly cold night the mansion of John a. Haven, at Fort Washginton, took fire. Mr. Haven was a commission merchant with an office at No. 7 Beaver Street. The alarm was carried from steeple to steeple, and 43 Hose and 49 engine started for the rescue. Scarcely could a foothold be obtained upon the frozen roads, and Beekman Hill was a glace of ice. Mr. Haven’s house was on the river bank at the foot of a steep hill about four hundred feet long. The road into the merchant’s grounds ran between two massive stone pillars. The Hose Company, which was slightly in advance of No. 49, dashed recklessly down this icy incline. In vain the men at the tongue strove to hold the carriage back. It shot like lightning down the hill, scattering the firemen right and left and running over one, named Wilson. He died from his injuries. Foreman McGown ordered his men to pass the ropes back under the engine, and hang on with all their might. They obeyed, and No. 49 passed between the pillars with but little damage. Mr. Haven’s stately house was in flames from roof to cellar. His three young daughters had been rescued, but ran back to get some jewels. They had scarcely re-entered when the walls fell and buried them. At daybreak, believing that he could be of no further service, Foreman McGown directed his men to “take up.” Then Mr. Audubon, son of the famous naturalist, approached and begged him to assist in exhuming the bodies of the three girls. The family particularly desired No. 49 to remain. The men, cold, stiffened, and weary though they were, consented, and the foreman grated Mr. Audubon’s request. After the best breakfast obtainable, the sad task begun. Tools were improvised by some men, and others worked with their bare hands. Several hours passed before something white was seen beneath the blackened timbers. It was the skull of one of the girls, denuded of flesh and hair, and bleached by the terrible heat. The right hand had been burned away, and the head lay on the arm in the attitude of sleep. Within a radius of a few feet were the bodies of the other girls. It was after noon when No. 49 finally “took up.” They had been at work eighteen hours.Mr. McGown studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1846. He is now justice of the Ninth District Court. He resigned from the Department May 4, 1857.

married Mary A Dailey and born to them was:




Born to Benjamin and his second wife, Anna Maria Ferris were:

( EMILY MATILDA FERRIS born March 1810 NY and died January 1, 1892 NYC; married October 30, 1841 Edward Cowles Richards [son of James & Caroline (Cowles) Richards] born March 27, 1806 Morristown NJ [they resided in Morristown NJ] and died before 1880 NYC …and during the greater part of his life he resided in the city of New York, and for 25 years occupied a commanding position among the honorable and successful merchants and real estate owners of the great metropolis; in size, figure and general bearing, he greatly resembled his father; his kindness to those members of his family who presented a claim upon h is dympathies stands unrivalled; and this unwearied beneficence and prompty interference for their relief, and his liberal benefactions to other objects, entitle him to a distinguished place among those borne the name of Richards; no one of the race exceeded him in the patronage of our enterprise.

( LAURA MARY FERRIS born March 1812 and died October 28, 1899; married 1st Cornelius M. Gaul and 2d Redford A. Watkinson

( HANNAH MARIA FERRIS born September 8, 1814 and died March 14, 1881; married 1838 (1844?) Samuel Blois, M.D. and born to them was:

( EUGENE SAMUEL BLOIS (1845-1893); L.L.B., Columbia College 1867; married Lillian LaBarr


( EMILY MARIA BLOIS born March 17, 1851 and died March 5, 1910; married December 1, 1880 Henry Augustus de Bois, M.D., (1840-1897); Civil War Vet – He became the inspector of hospitals for the Army of the Potomac; medical inspector of the artillery reserve, and was twice brevetted by the President. He was also assistant medical inspector of the middle military division of Virginia on Sheridan’s staff. Born to them were:




( HELEN JAY DU BOIS born September 8, 1881 and died September 20, 1911

( HENRY AUGUSTUS DU BOIS born December 22, 1882 San Rafael CA; married 1st November 25, 1909 in Lake Co CA, Beatrice Evelyn Van Fleet [dau of Mabry Burtis & Estella Isabella (Perry) Fleet] born October 31, 1890 Riverside CA – divorced 1933; married 2d June 11, 1934 in Modesto CA, Anna Matilda Carlson [dau of Carl August & Hannah (Anderson) Johanson] born April 3, 1880 San Mateo CA and died November 28, 1963

( ERNEST BLOIS DUBOIS born April 29, 1884 San Rafael CA; A.B. U. of Nebraska 1905; Iowa State College 1906-07; resided Santa Barbara CA; married 1st January 9, 1919 Helen Catherine Heberton born June 10, 1878 Philadelphia, PA; married 2d December 28, 1955 in Florence AZ, Mildred Edith Nelson born November 4, 1895 NE

( HANNAH LAWRENCE DU BOIS (1886-) married May , 1920 Milton Smith Davis born January 28, 1880

( EMILY DOROTHY DU BOIS born August 20, 1889 Rafael CA; married April 24, 1917 in Rafael, Clyde Leon Reed [son of Lawrence Washington & Mary Elizabeth (Schafer) Reed] born December 23, 1883 Carrollton IL

( BENJAMIN CLINTON FERRIS born 1817 and died in the Crimean War; unmarried

( CAROLINE EUDORA FERRIS born 1819 and died December 4, 1882; married Homer Morgan and born to them was:

( ALMA LOUISE MORGAN born January 1, 1855 NYC and died June 26, 1927 New London CT; buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn; married 1st September 21, 1877 in NYC, Colonel Clifford Clarence Coddington [son of Jonathan Inslee & Matilda Eliza (Palmer) Coddington] born May 17, 1840 NYC and died there February 28, 1892; buried there Woodlawn Cemetery; Colonel 2d Regiment NYNG; Captain US Volunteers in Civil War; commissioned 2d Lieutenant 51st NY Volunteer Regiment; wounded; resigned from Army due to broken health; studied law but never practiced; devoted his time looking after his estates and those of his family; Yale PhD; Alma married 2d May 24, 1894 in NYC, James Waites Fellows [son of Louis Strite & Emily (Schnell) Fellows] died January 9, 1899 NYC; 3d June 6, 1899 in NYC, Albert Edward Larner who died March 17, 1913; and born to Alma and Cliff were:

( ANDREW CODDINGTON – not listed in all sources

( ALMA LOUISE CODDINGTON born and died December 27, 1877 Yonkers, Westchester, NY

( LOUISE ALMA CODDINGTON born June 18, 1879 NYC and died April 25, 1939 Westerly, Washington, RI; buried Woodlawn Cemetery, NYC; married 1st March 31, 1904 Hiram Henry Guy Denio who died March 8, 1911; 2d October 4, 1915 Captain Henry Scadding Sullivan; and 3d Raymond Dousman Fisk

( CLARENCE HOMER MORGAN CODDINGTON born October 3, 1883 NYC and died February 18, 1968 Hyannis MA; lawyer; married March 6, 1909 in Nice, France Elizabeth Coddington [dau of Andrew Comstock & Matilda Elliott (Steart) Coddington] born April 21, 1883 Philadelphia PA and died August 3, 1968 Hyannis MA; both buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Harwich MA; and born to them were:

( CLIFFORD CODDINGTON born December 13, 1909 Los Angeles CA and died May 29, 1989 Tenafly NJ; 1921-25 Trinity School, NYC: 1925-27 Philips Exeter Academy; employed by export department of General Motors; sale representative for American Airlines; married Winifred Gould (Photo) and they had 4 kids

Great Neck Record, January 4, 2002: Winifred “Winnie” Dana Gould Coddington, 89, of Idaho Falls, died December 14, 2001 at Idaho Falls of a heart attack. Winnie was born in Flushing, to Winifred Dana Lanier Gould and Aubrey Van Wyck Gould on November 21, 1912. She lived in Great Neck for most of her life until 1998 when she moved to Idaho Falls to be close to her daughter Lani Landon. Winnie graduated from Buckley Country Day School in Roslyn and St. Catherine’s School in Richmond VA. She enjoyed spending her summers at Squam Lake (scene of On Golden Pon) in New Hampshire while growing up and later with her family. On July 1, 1939 Winnie married Clifford Coddington, of New York City and Cape Cod, at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Great Neck. Cliff was a sales executive for American Airlines in New York City. She worked as a corporate receptionist in New York City, as an award winning Avon representative on Long Island, and most of all a devoted and loving mother to her four children. The family spent many happy days on the beaches of Long Island and traveling throughout the country. She was a very active community volunteer. She loved All Saint’s Church where she volunteered in numerous ways including fund raising throughout her 86 years living in Great Neck. She is survived by her four children: Stewart Gould Coddington of Great Neck; Katherine Dana Dolan of Lafayette CO; Clifford Van Wyck Coddington of NYC; and Winifred Lanier Landon of Idaho Falls ID; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, her brother Dr. Anthony Van Wyck Gould of Keene NH, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father Aubrey, her mother Winifred, and her husband Clifford. Winnie loved life, her family, and her friends and looked forward to each day as a new adventure. Throughout her life, she owned and cared for many animals. She leaves behind her beloved cat, Sam, who was her constant companion. A memorial service will be held January 5, 2002 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Idaho Falls. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Hancock NH. Donations may be made to “The Book of Memory” All Saint’s Church, 855 Middle Neck Road, Great Falls NY 11023

Born to them were:


( KATHERINE DANA CODDINGTON married a Mr Dolan, of Lafayette CO


( WINIFRED LANIER CODDINGTON married a Mr Landon, of Idaho Falls ID

( ANDREW COMSTOCK CODDINGTON born April 25, 1912 Englewood, Bergen, NJ; U of Virginia

( JAMES INSLEE CODDINGTON born September 8, 1886 NYC and died April 28, 1960 Tenafly NJ; Captain, USNR, active in Naval Intelligence in both WWI and WWII; B.A, Yale; LLB Columbia; lawyer and financier; elected to Connecticut House and Senate; Judge of Probate; corporate counsel of New Haven; married March 3, 1916 in NYC, Mable Harriet Joy Robertson [dau of Abram Heaton & Grazella Delaplaine (Ridgway) Robertson] born July 25, 1888 New Haven CT and died 1976; and they had 3 kids

( CAROLINE GLADYS CODDINGTON born August 4, 1890 West End NJ and died March 18, 1974 NYC; married November 23, 1921 in NYC Richard Morris Sulzer (1891-)

( ANNE TAYLOR MORGAN (1857-1899); died in the Windsor Hotel Fire NYC, March 17, 1899; 91 other persons also perished in this fire; unmarried.


( JULIA ELIZABETH FERRIS born May 1823 and died October 1879; married Solomon B. Noble and born to them was:

Don’t know if this is the same Solomon B. Noble: Solomon Belden NOBLE, who died at the residence of his son, District Attorney, Daniel NOBLE, at 73 Remsen street, Astoria, and whose remains were cremated at Fresh Pond, L. I., last Wednesday, was for some years a resident of 64 Second place, this city. He born at Williamstown, Mass., and was graduated from Williams college in his 19th year in the class of ’37. Mr. Noble was descended from old Puritan stock. His ancestor, Thomas NOBLE, came from England and settled in Westfield, Mass. in 1640. Mr. NOBEL’S grandfather graduated from Yale College before the revolution. He was a judge of the supreme court of Massachusetts and one of the founders of Williams College. Solomon B. NOBLE’s father, Daniel NOBLE, also a lawyer, was a graduate of Williams College, member of the governor’s council and at the time of his death candidate for Lieutenant governor. His memory is still held in grateful remembrance by the faculty of Williams, as it was due to his efforts and influence with the governor that Williams College was not consolidated with Amherst. His protrait hangs in the library at Williamstown. S. B. NOBEL’S mother was Esther Belden WOLCOTT of Wolcottville, Conn., a direct descendant of Oliver WOLCOTT, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

( CORA ANNA NOBLE (1845-1880) married James Nicoll and born to them were:





( ADELAIDE FERRIS born 1825 and died June 6, 1904 New York City; married September 30, 1852 William Howland Pell (1833-1911) (; see him for offspring

( ELLEN FERRIS born July 4, 1828 and died April 15, 1892; married Columbus Bement Rogers who made millions inventing some kind of a steam engine (nothing on the ‘Net). When their daughter, Ella, died in 1926, her three million dollar estate was challenged by 69 cousins who appeared from nowhere. Born to Ellen and Columbus were:

( ELLA ANITA ROGERS born 1854 and died January 9, 1926; unmarried

( EDITH JULIA ROGERS born 1857 and died July 17, 1913; married John Gellatly; no issue

( JONATHAN FERRIS (HONORABLE)(Called Judge) born Peekskill March 18, 1779 (11th born – the last child born to Rachel) and died September 6, 1838 Ithaca NY, while temporarily away from home on business; buried Hillside Cemetery, Peekskill. He was a Captain in Colonel Carver’s Regiment in the War of 1812 and County Judge of Westchester Co. in 1820. Jonathan married on February 13, 1800, Jane Owen (1782/3-1845); and born to them were:

( JESSE OWEN FERRIS born Peekskill December 18, 1800 and died Mt. Clemens MI December 18, 1891; married February 17, 1833 Jane Sidam Edgerly (1817-1890); both buried Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton Township. Macomb Co MI (cemetery photo); and born to them were:

( MARIAN AUGUSTA FERRIS (tombstone has name as Marion) born October 10, 1838 and died November 1932; buried Clinton Grove Cemetey, Clinton Grove Township, MI (tombstone photo); married October 20, 1859 Henry O Taylor, M.D. (1832-1876); he was one of several in establishing the original Bath House, Mount Clemens MI; subscriber to the establishment of the Clinton Grove Cemetery; sexton of that cemetery; and born to them was:

( HARRY FERRIS TAYLOR, M.D., born July 31, 1862 Mt Clemens MI and died 1921; buried Clinton Grove Cemetery MI; read medicine with his father; attended Detroit College of Medicine; Medical Director of the Original Bath House, a position he held for 12y; married December 19, 1886 Kittie Anna Avery born November 4, 1868 Detroit MI and died 1964; and they had 2 kids – see ‘Net on the Original Bath House in Mt Clemens

( MARTIN V.B. FERRIS (1834-1868) Note: Also listed in the (3) Joseph line – appears to be conflicting info on this line

( JAMES EDGERLY FERRIS – is the James Ferris who is buried Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton Township MI; buried January 12, 1904 age 60y


( FRANK FERRIS – is this the Frank L Ferris who is buried Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton Township MI; buried January 24, 1931 age 49y – probably not as dates don’t line up

( MARY ANN FERRIS born Peekskill August 3, 1802 and died Brooklyn NY November 11, 1861; married April 18, 1821 Benjamin P. Benson and born to them was:

( EUGENE BENSON an artist who resided in Rome, Italy

( CHARLES HARRISON? (EDWARD?) FERRIS born Peekskill October 6, 1804 and died Chicago September 3, 1852; married February 13, 1838 Catharine Melissa Dussenburg (maybe with one s) (1820-1853 (83?). Born to them was:

( FRANCES M.(MELISSA?) FERRIS born Peekskill; married John Enoch Clark and they resided Geneva IL. Born to them was:

( CAROLINE FRANCES CLARK born Geneva IL; married William Linus Clark – is this the same guy who was Champion Paper’s first chemist?

( JOSEPH FERRIS born Peekskill February 21/2, 1807 and died there November 28, 1831; unmarried

( CALEB DEAN FERRIS born Peekskill February 14, 1809 and died Mt Clemens MI October 17, 1832; buried Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton Township MI age 23y

( SARAH FERRIS born Peekskill January 31, 1811 and (killed?) died there March 7, 1858 (1850?); married Thomas D.( or B. for Brown?) Cooper (1814-1865)

( HARRISON FERRIS born Peekskill March 15, 1815 (August 15, 1813?) and died there November 29, 1854; unmarried

( JANE ELIZA FERRIS born Peekskill August 19, 1815(16/7?) and died there May 17, 1841; married October 16, 1839 Alsop V.C.(H.?) Strang

( BENJAMIN FERRIS born Peekskill September 8, 1817 and died there April 9, 1826

( JONATHAN HENRY FERRIS born Peekskill May 5, 1820 and died there June 2, 1873 [Went by the name of Henry.]; buried Hillside Cemetery, Peekskill. Jonathan was one of nine original trustees for the Van Nest Reformed Dutch Church of Peekskill 1843; a lawyer; married Sarah A. Nelson (1821-1908); divorced August 9, 1856. Born to them were:

( CORNELIA FERRIS born July 15, 1843 Peekskill; married February 17, 1881 [as his second wife] Judge John Currey of San Francisco; Judge Currey was the twin brother of James Currey of Evanston IL who married Eliza Ferris

Solano: The Way it Was Sunday • October 23, 2005

Lawyer lured by gold, stayed to become top judge John Currey later had a Dixon ranch road as his name

By Sabine Goerke-Shrode

One name tied to early Solano County history is that of Judge John Currey. In our area, he made his name during the 1850s as a lawyer, working with many of the settlers in solving their legal issues surrounding the Mexican land grants and the ensuing settlement disputes. In later years, he owned a ranch in the Dixon area; Currey Road is named after him. John Moore Currey was born on Oct. 4, 1814, in Cortlandtown, Westchester County, N.Y. He and his twin brother, James, were the sons of Thomas and Rebecca Ward Currey. The couple had nine children altogether. Currey grew up in Peekskill on his father’s farm. He was educated at the local district school, followed by the Peekskill Military Academy, the Amenia Seminary at Amenia, N.Y., the West Poultney Academy at West Poultney, Vt., and for a short period, Wesleyan University at Middletown, Conn.

In 1839, he began a three-year study of law in the office of William Nelson. He was admitted to the New York bar in 1842 and immediately started practicing in Peekskill with partner Edward Wells. On Sept. 11, 1845, Currey married 27-year-old Cornelia Elizabeth Scott. Their first child, Montgomery Scott, was born July 17, 1846. News of the Gold Rush enticed John Currey to travel to San Francisco via Panama. He arrived on a steamer on Aug. 18, 1849. He spent a short time in the gold mines, but found the work too hard for him to bear. A stint in a timber project on the Sacramento River similarly proved unsuccessful. In addition, he became severely ill and had to return to San Francisco. After his recovery, he opened a law office with Richard V. Groat and James S. Carpenter. He quickly made a name for himself as a promising lawyer. In January 1851, President Fillmore nominated him for the office of United States District Judge in California. Currey’s strong anti-slavery views led to his not being confirmed. In February, he returned to the East Coast to fetch his wife and son, returning on June 24, 1851. Their second child, Robert John, was born in California on Dec. 30, 1851. He was followed by Julia Augusta, born in Benicia on Dec. 20, 1853. Their last child, Charles, was born Aug. 23, 1855 and died in 1860. On his return in June 1851, Currey found that the San Francisco fires earlier that year had destroyed much of his office and scattered his clientele. Rather than rebuild his practice, Currey decided to move to the prospering town of Benicia. By that time, the disputes surrounding the Spanish and Mexican land grants offered much work for him.

In 1907, Judge Currey wrote a recollection of parts of his life which was republished in the Dixon Tribune Centennial Edition of Oct. 10, 1968. About his early years in Solano County, Judge Curry remarked: “I have been asked to give some account of things in Solano County, and the country round about in the early days of the settlement of this part of the State, by incoming immigrants of 1849 and a few years afterwards. “I came to Benicia in the Summer of 1851, driven out of San Francisco by the destruction of that year, which laid that city waste, and for a time suspended the work of the practice of my legal profession, which I had followed there from the Autumn of 1849. “Benicia then was an incorporated city of great expectations. It was the headquarters of the Pacific division of the United States Army. It was the depot for ships of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, where they could by fresh waters of the Suisun Bay become relieved of the barnacles that had accumulated on their bottoms, without great expense to that company. Then the steamship company had extensive shops, for the repair of their ships, and for that purpose employed an army of workmen. S. Clinton Hastings, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State, resided there. …”Dr. William F. Peabody was the physician of the place. There my son, Robert J. Currey, now and for more than 30 years a farmer of Solano County, was born. In the year 1852, as I remember, Solomon Hydenfeldt, a justice of the Supreme Court, made Benicia his residence, and Hugh C. Morrison, who was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, resided there with Justice Hydenfeldt.”

At the time, Benicia was the county seat and, for a short time in 1853, also the capital for the State of California. The concentration of lawyers and judges helped Currey in establishing a professional network. The 1852 census lists the Currey family, albeit with a couple of small mysteries. The census names John Currey, aged 37, as a lawyer; his wife Cornelia, aged 31, although she was born Sept. 11, 1818, and thus was 34 years old. Their children are listed as Montgomery, age 6, and – interestingly – Charles J., age 1. Charles J. would not be born until 1855, the child mentioned here had to have been Robert J. Even more mysterious is the fact that the same family is listed again underneath the entry for “Currey” as another family named “Curry.” The information is exactly the same, with the exception of that little “e” dropped in the last name.

For the next 10 years, Currey practiced law in Benicia. In his 1907 recollection, he gave a sketch of the people who came to California during that period: “The Seventh Judicial District, at that day (1852), consisted of the counties of Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, with Lake County, Sonoma, with Mendocino, and Marin. “Of the legal profession of these counties, there were many lawyers, a few of whom were of respectable learning and ability. These counties, except Lake and Mendocino, had large populations, made up mostly of young men and women, under the age of forty-five. There were those who had come to California during the Forties. There were only a few well-educated people among them, the greater proportion having no more than a common school education of early times, yet were fairly well-informed of the events of the times. Of the older men I remember a goodly number, of strong natural ability and excellent moral character. “The farmers who lived on their own farms were a substantial class of men. In those days all the younger men of the population were actively enterprising and generally law-abiding, except perhaps the squatters, mostly immigrants from the Western and Southwestern states. They were no respecters of Mexican land titles, which covered the best land of the county where located. They came in great numbers into the Counties of Contra Costa, Solano, Napa and Sonoma.”

Currey became the foremost lawyer in our area to deal with the recurrent squatter problems in the courts. Among his clients were General Mariano Vallejo, Chief Solano, Jose Francisco Armijo and other well known early pioneers.

( JANE FERRIS born February 24, 1845 Peekskill; married November 8, 1865 Ezra P. Griswold of Peekskill

( JONATHAN HENRY FERRIS born February 24, 1847 Peekskill and died there April 2, 1849

( WILLIAM NELSON FERRIS born September 14, 1848 Peekskill

( SARAH M. FERRIS born September 15, 1851 Peekskill and died February 22, 1854

( FRANK FERRIS born March 21, 1853 Peekskill and died Detroit MI; unmarried

( ELIZABETH NELSON FERRIS born January 17, 1855 Peekskill and died Detroit; married April 17, 1880 in Peekskill, Rev. Ralph Evrville MacDuff (Photo); Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Flint, Genesee, MI 1902-10; he became prominently identified with the life of the community during his stay in Flint and accomplished much for his church and his city; they removed to Jackson MI where he devoted himself entirely to his literary work; died 1916 Flint; and born to them were:


( JOHN NELSON MACDUFF (Jack) – taught at Duke U for many years in the Engineering Department; Duke 1956, M.M.E., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences; 1965-66 ASME Design Engineering Division Chair; ashes scattered on Macduff Peak in the Oregon Cascades, named after him

( ROBERT MACDUFF, P.E. – engineer in Washington State

( TREVOR MACDUFF (Photo) is a teacher at Hanford High School, Richland WA; see ‘Net on this guy – provider of this info – thanks!

( NORMAN WALLACE MACDUFF born June 21, 1893

( JOHN FERRIS born Peekskill February 8, 1825 and died there an infant

( JOSHUA CURREY FERRIS born Peekskill February 12, 1826 and died there May 15, 1882; married February 13, 1851 Lydia M. Boynton [Loose notes in the Peekskill Library say Joshua died at Milwaukee and gives Lydia’s maiden name as Byington.]; and born to them were:

( HENRY BOYNTON FERRIS born New York City December 5, 1851; married May 13, 1874 Belle Crary Buckland; no offspring

( JANE ELIZA FERRIS born Peekskill April 29, 1854; unmarried

( JOHN BOYNTON FERRIS born Peekskill March 15, 1856; unmarried

( MARY LOUISE FERRIS born Milwaukee WI (Buffalo NY?) August 22, 1865; married July 28, 1886 Frederick Staib

( CHARLES NELSON FERRIS born Buffalo NY January 20, 1869; unmarried

( ALLA GERTRUDE FERRIS born Buffalo NY June 20, 1873; married October 1889 Frederick Charles Wilkes and born to them was:


( SARAH FERRIS born July 25, 1759 Peekskill (2d born) and died June 5, 1834 Cortlandtown NY; married c1776 (in Peekskill NY) Richard Curry (Currey) III [son of Richard & Elizabeth (Jones) Curry] born February 21, 1750 Adams Corner NY (Bedford, Westchester, NY) and died July 5, 1835 Cortlandtown, Westchester, NY. Richard was a farmer and served in the New York Militia, 1778-81, in Colonel Samuel Drake’s Regiment. It is said that Sarah eloped with Richard – they both rode the same horse to the residence of the Rev. Silas Constant where they were made man and wife. Born to them were:

( ELIZABETH CURRY born September 18, 1777; married Nathaniel Stanley, M.D. born September 18, 1777 and died 1835; (questionable – what are the odds of them having the same date of birth); and born to them were:



( SARAH FERRIS STANLEY born November 30, 1805 and died March 5, 1890; married Nathaniel Brown born October 7, 1802 and died September 21, 1849; and born to them was:

( WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON BROWN born August 3, 1840 Peekskill NY and died March 21, 1926; married Ella Chapman Smith [dau of Charles] born July 5, 1853 and died October 16, 1906; and born to them was:

( ELEANOR LAVINIA BROWN born August 15, 1891 South Norwalk CT and died April 6, 1966 Tarpon Springs MI (FL?); married January 1, 1916 John Ernest Hinkel [son of Louis John & Lodona (Ellis) Hinkel] born February 26, 1888 Baltimore MD and died August 28, 1983 Tarpon Springs FL; and they had 2 kids

( SARAH FERRIS CURRY married Nathaniel Brown – interesting with her niece marrying a guy by same name – makes one wonder if this might be a duplicate entry – see note at beginning of chapter



( SUSANNAH FERRIS born October 3, 1765 Peekskill NY (5th born) and died 1848 (September 17, 1825?) before her father; married Smith William Jones (or William Smith Jones) (1758-1828) and born to them were:

( RACHEL JONES born June 22, 1786 NY and died December 2/3, 1873 Victoria, Knox, IL; buried there Victoria Cemetery; married March 30, 1806 Briggs Wilber born June 2, 1786 and born to them were (they had 13 kids – 7 living in 1886) (birth sequence unk):

( ROBERT WILBER married unk name and born to them was:

( HUGH E. WILBER born November 28, 1901 and died May 13, 1994; married Ruth {mnu} born September 19, 1908 and died September 6, 1983; both buried Victoria Cemetery, Victoria, Knox, IL – see headstone photo

( FERRIS WILBER born c1822 NY

( SUSAN WILBER born c1826 NY

( DEBORAH ANN WILBER born c1832 NY; married S. G. Spencer; 1873 resided Victoria, Knox, IL; and born to them were:

( RACHEL FRANCES SPENCER married a Mr. Lord [they resided in Galva IL] and born to them was:

( NAME UNKNOWN (Lord) married – name unk and born to them was:

( RACHEL LORD F married Dorsey Williams

( ELLA N SPENCER born April 1858 and died December 26, 1879; buried Victoria Cemetery, Knox Co IL – see headstone photo

( SALLY ANN WILBER born November 1808 and died July 21, 1889 probably Victoria IL; married Alexander Sornborger born March 1804 and died April 6, 1864 probably Victoria IL; both buried there Victoria Cemetery



( ROBINSON J WILBER born April 15, 1829 Otsego Co NY and died March 24, 1897 probably Knox Co IL; 1852-53, 1857-86 Victoria Township, Knox Co IL; 1853-57 California gold mining; married September 1859 in Knox Co IL, Almina Lyons [dau of David & Jane (Sornborger) Lyons] born April 21, 1842 Black Rock, Cayuga, NY and died September 7, 1919; both buried Victoria Cemetery, Victoria IL; and born to them were (all probably born Knox Co IL):

Of Victoria Township, is one of the leading agriculturists of Knox County, where his farm is located on section 11.  He is the son of Briggs and Rachel (Jones) Wilber, and was born in Otsego County, N.Y. April 15, 1829.  His parents were natives of New York and had a family of 13 children, six of whom are deceased.  Those living are Sallie A. who became Mrs. Sornborger; Eliza, now Mrs. Fairchilds; Ferris, third child; Susan, now Mrs. Hoag; Rachel, who married a Mr. Snyder; Robinson J. the subject of this sketch, and Deborah A. at present Mrs. Spencer.   The father of out subject followed the calling of a farmer until his demise, in 1831.   His widow came west with her daughter, Mrs. Spencer, and located at Victoria, where her death occurred Dec.6, 1873. R. J. Wilber, of whom we write, remained at home until 21 years of age, in the meantime assisting in the farm duties and attending school.  In 1852 he came to Illinois, making settlement in Victoria Township, where he engaged with Alexander Sornborger in the stock business.  He crossed the plains to California in 1853, and on October 9 of that year arrived at a place called Hangtown; from there he went to Coloma, and thence to a place bearing the name of Dry Diggings, where for three years he was engaged in gold mining.   In 1857 he returned to Victoria Township, where he engaged in breaking prairie the first year, and in the year following worked out by the month.   For three years, until 1860, he rented land in Victoria Township, subsequently purchasing his present farm, which contains 80 acres, only half of which at that time was broken.  He has improved his farm by erecting a comfortable residence and convenient and commodious barn.  His place is well fenced and beautified by shade and ornamental trees. He has been extensively engaged in the raising of grain and stock, and is meeting with much success in his chosen vocation.  Miss Almina Lyons, born in Block Rock, N.Y. April 21, 1842, and is the daughter of David and Jane (Sornborger) Lyons, was the lady chosen by R.J. Wilber to be his companion through life.  The marriage ceremony was celebrated Sept 29, 1859.  The parents of Mrs. Wilber came to Illinois in 1844, and located on section7, Victoria Township, at which place the father died two years later.  His widow followed him to the land of the hereafter in 1852.  The family of Mr. and Mrs. Lyons numbered ten children, five of whom are deceased.  Those living are Catherine, who became Mrs. Sansbury; David, Edward, Charles and Almina, wife of our subject. Our subject and wife have become the parents of four children, concerning whom we give the following: Willis became the husband of Sarah Lafferty, and to them have been born three children—Arthur, Charles, and Belle.  The next in order of birth are Olive, Ferris J. and Earl. Mr. Wilber affiliates with the Greenback party. He has held the offices of Road Commissioner, School Director and Pathmaster, and is a prominent member of the I.O.O.F. We have in the life of this gentleman an excellent illustration of how many of the wealthy and influential men of Knox County began their business careers.  Coming here without means, and surrounded by obstacles that would discourage the young men of today, we find Mr. Wilber has not only accumulated a good property and wielded and influence for the welfare and good of the community, but has won and retained the respect of all who know him. Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Knox County, IL, published by the Chapman Brothers, page #772, typed by Kate Hagerty

( MARY L WILBER born February 1868 and died February 1869; buried Victoria Cemetery, Victoria, Knox, IL

( IDELL WILBER born after 1859 and died December 2, 1879; buried Victoria Cemetery, Victoria IL

( ROBERT J WILBER born after 1859 and died November 28, 1888; buried Victoria Cemetery, Knox Co IL

( WILLIS A WILBER married March 2, 1880 in Stark Co IL, Sarah Lafferty [dau of Edwin & Margaret (Johnson) Lafferty] born Knox Co IL; and born to them were:





( FERRIS J WILBER born July 10, 1868 and died March 22, 1942; married February 6, 1899 in Knox Co, Ruth Ella McIlravy [dau of Dr H.G. & Ruth] born October 26, 1865 and died May 25, 1940; both buried Victoria Cemetery, Knox Co IL – see headstone photo


( JOSEPH JONES born July 22, 1788 and died May 4, 1789

( SARAH JONES born March 23, 1790 and died May 9, 1865; married November 11, 1809 name unk

( JOHN JONES born April 22, 1792 and died October 6, 1799

( BETSEY JONES born March 26, 1794 and died May 18, 1874

( SUSANNAH JONES born April 2, 1795 and died April 11, 1795

( PHOEBE JONES born October 8, 1796; married March 5, 1815 a Mr. Robinson

( SUSAN JONES born December 25, 1798 and died September 2, 1882; married March 10, 1852 name unk

( JOSHUA FERRIS JONES born February 13, 1801 and died June 23, 1868; married March 17, 1822 name unk

( DEBORAH A. JONES born December 5, 1802 and died March 10, 1803

( JOHN DEAN JONES born January 14, 1804 and died March 26, 1895; married July 25, 1849 name unk

( DEBORAH ANN JONES born April 29, 1806 and died June 1, 1866; married May 9, 1824 Charles Tripp

( WILLIAM W. JONES born July 4, 1808 (?) and died December 8, 1854

( DEBORAH FERRIS born December 3, 1767 Peekskill, Westchester, (Cortlandt Manor) NY (6th born) and died July 21, 1844 North Monroeville OH; married c1785 Benjamin Drake [son of Jeremiah & Martha (Deason) Drake] born April 18, 1766 Peekskill and died December 22, 1844 North Monroeville OH; buried there; 1832, resided in Oxford, Huron, OH. On his pension application Benjamin alleged that he volunteered in Peekskill NY in November, 1780 [which means he would have been 14 – not an unusual occurrence in the Rev. War.] and served at various times until the end of the War, with the New York Troops under Captain Ebenezer Boyd and Colonel Samuel Drake; served as a militia guard; was at Tarrytown when Major Andre was captured. He was placed on the pension roll, 1832 and is listed with the DAR. Born to them were:

( CALEB BENJAMIN DRAKE born July 25, 1786 Cherry Valley NY; married ?? Miss Buell

( SARAH DRAKE born February 23, 1788 Cherry Valley NY; married Dr. Amos S. Amsden

( CHARLES FERRIS DRAKE born January 16, 1790 Cherry Valley NY; Colonel in War of 1812; married July 13, 1820 in Ohio, Mary V. V. Livingston

( NANCY A. DRAKE born January 30, 1792; married 1st a Dr. Holmes; married 2d a Dr. Daniel Tilden; and born to Nancy and Daniel was:


( NANCY FERRIS DRAKE (Deborah) born October 25, 1795 Oxford Township, Butler, OH and died April 18, 1876; married January 10, 1822 Shepard Patrick born December 18, 1788 Windsor CT/VT

( PHEBE DRAKE born and died March 23, 1797

( BENJAMIN FERRIS DRAKE born June 23, 1798 and died August 15, 1825; married December 19, 1820 Polly Ogden

( JOSHUA HATHAWAY DRAKE (Jonathan) born January 29, 1801 Spencer, Tioga, NY and died January 16, 1888 Chillicothe, Livingston, MO; buried there Grace Church; studied to become a doctor, but never practiced; went to CA for the Gold Rush; listed 1851 in Sacramento, J.H. Drake & Co, merchants; married April 4, 1830 in Lower Sandusky OH, Charlotte Gibbs [dau of Samuel Read & Debbie (Hanford) Gibbs] born March 6, 1807 Norwalk CT. Born to them were (apparently 8 children):

( ISABELLA DRAKE married William N. Norville and born to them were:


( JOSEPHINE NORVILLE born Chillicothe MO

( CHARLOTTE NORVILLE born Chillicothe MO

( FRANK DRAKE born February 6, 1831 Norwalk, Huron, OH and died October 2, 1913 Ramona, San Diego, CA; buried Greenwood Cemetery, San Diego (photo); Secretary-Treasurer, Paragon Refining Company; married November 27, 1874 in Buffalo NY, Rozetta Haskins [dau of Abraham & Elizabeth (Slade) Haskins] born July 23, 1856 Genessee NY and died October 28, 1934 Mission Beach, San Diego, CA; buried with Frank; and born to them were:

( WALLACE FRANKLIN DRAKE born August 15, 1875 Buffalo, Erie, NY and died there September 3, 1875; buried there Forest Lawn Cemetery

( RUTHERFORD CENTENNIAL DRAKE born October 21, 1876 Buffalo, Erie, NY and died April 12, 1938 Ramona, San Diego, CA; buried Greenwood Cemetery, San Diego; turkey rancher, Drake Ranch

( LILLIAN MARY DRAKE born February 6, 1879 Edinboro, Erie, PA and died May 12, 1943 Bridgville, Sussex, DE; married December 1903 Toledo OH, Joseph Ferdinand Louis Uhl [son of Bernard Benedict & Elisabeth (Meibers) Uhl] born June 25, 1866 Glandorf, Putnam, OH and died December 26, 1935 Toledo. Joseph lived near New Washington OH on a dairy farm as a boy and he lost a leg when he was 8-10 years old; he was a furniture maker, a concert violinist and loved to dance. He was the leader of the Uhl Concert Band which played in Toledo. Lillian was a concert pianist. Born to them were (and probably others):

( ROZETTA ELIZABETH UHL born May 15, 1904 Toledo, Lucas, OH and died June 27, 19** La Jolla, San Diego, CA; an Art Professor at U. of San Diego College for Women 1955-83; married September 5, 1935 in Toledo OH, Myron Theodore Hill born March 15, 1905 Toledo and died February 14, 1955 Hill Ranch, San Diego, CA; both buried Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, San Diego CA; USN WWII Vet who flew blimps and designed camouflage for east coast bases; Lieutenant Commander; architect and artist; is this the same Myron T. Hill, architect, who designed the first steel frame house built in Oberlin OH 1932 currently listed as a historical place in Ohio; did they have a son, Myron T Hill Jr, a lawyer in North Carolina;

( DOROTHY JOSEPHINE GERTRUDE UHL born January 17, 1911 Toledo OH and died April 19, 1997 Cupertino, Santa Clara, CA; medical technologist (American Society of Clinical Pathologists with a specialty in hematology); married June 14, 1937 in Toledo, Oliver Frederick Thomas Senn [son of Oliver Julius & Edna Mary (Erne) Senn] born May 4, 1910 Toledo and died January 23, 1993 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA; both buried Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos CA (photo); he was an organic research chemist; graduated St John’s College; Masters in Chemistry from the U of Detroit and his PhD from the U of Michigan; invented the process still used to make saccharin; and born to them was:

( JOSEPH OLIVER THEODORE SENN born November 29, 1944 Philadelphia PA; married 1st Sandra Jean LeVan born March 10, 1944 Pensacola FL; married 2d Marilyn Elaine Pomp born October 24, 1944 Chicago Heights, Cook, IL; born to him and Sandra was:


( SUZANNE FRANCES MARIE SENN born March 21, 1946 Toledo, Lucas, OH; married 1st Timothy Lee Moffat born June 22, 1946 San Jose CA; married 2d William Sterlling Thomas Pitt (Butch) born July 1, 1945 Culver City CA – she authored Pitt-Senn Family Book – see ‘Net; born to her and Timothy was:


Born to Suzanne and her 2d husband, Butch, were:




( CHARLOTTE ISABELLA DRAKE born June 13, 1886 Bradford, McKean, PA and died January 15, 1974 La Jolla, San Diego, CA; cremated and ashes in Cypress View Mauseoleum, San Diego; married November 21, 1914 Victor Peterson [son of Andrew & Sarah (Westlind) Peterson] born June 7, 1892 (Kansas or Texas) and died February 5, 1966 San Diego; cremated. In 1922 he was a butcher and in 1966 worked maintenance for Montgomery Ward. Born to them was:

( FRANK JOSEPH PETERSON born December 25, 1922 San Diego CA and died September 30, 1963 New Zealand. Frank was a professional diver who worked diving all over the Pacific Ocean for Scripps Oceanographic Institute. He died of nitrogen narcosis (the bends) on the job for Scripps, diving off New Zealand. His ashes were returned home to Ramona CA and buried in the Ramona Cemetery. He married December 7, 1946 in Yuma AZ, Alice June Kunkler and born to them were:





( JAY DRAKE born June 16, 1842 Republic OH and died August 7, 1900 Linn Creek MO; married October 9, 1864 in Chillicothe MO, Mary Morgan [dau of William & Charlotte (Mills) Morgan] born September 20, 1841 Dresden OH and died January 16, 1919 Beaver KS; and born to them was:

( NANCY DRAKE born July 20, 1872 Chillcothe, Livingston, MO and died July 21, 1972 Sherman Oaks CA; buried San Diego

( GEORGE W. DRAKE born August 25, 1804 and died August 28, 1809

( GEORGE WASHINGTON DRAKE born January 25, 1807 and died July 1, 1839

( JAMES THEODORE DRAKE born October (9)17, 1809 Madison Co NY and died April 18, 1892 Ravannah, Mercer, MO; buried there; married November 10, 1831 in Tiffin, Erie, OH, Catharine Ann Sneath [dau of Richard D. & Catharine (Baugher) Sneath] born October 13, 1816, Fredericksburg, Sneath, MD and died February 7, 1907 Ravannah MO; buried there. Born to them were [birth sequence in question]:

( EMMA DRAKE born December 3, 1849 Tiffin OH {near Sandusky OH) and died November 21, 1918 (January 13, 1917) Ravenna OH; married April 1, 1867 (in Princeton MO) (William H) William J. McKinley born April 1, 1841 Middletown OH (April 1, 1842 Logan Co IL) and died February 22, 1904 Gsalt MO. Born to them were:








( GRACE MCKINLEY born December 25, 1882 at Ravena MO and died May 13, 1967 Maryville MO; married May 23, 1906 Morris Allen Smith born August 25, 1878 Ravena MO and died May 13, 1932 Trenton MO. Born to them was:

( PAULINE SMITH married A.L. Biffle, Jr

( JEROME DRAKE born January 24, 1836 Sandusky, Erie, OH and died March (February) 12, 1920 Mercer Co MO; buried there; married October 4, 1865 in New Washington, Crawford, OH, Harriet Elizabeth Ervin (Hattie) [dau of William & Isabelle (Hopkins) Ervin] born November 29, 1844 New Washington OH and died December 17, 1926 Ravannah MO; buried there. Born to them were:

( ORLEY MILLER DRAKE born May 6, 1878 MO and died October 31, 1947; married August 8, 1900 in Ravannah MO, Nancy Viola Scott [dau of Thomas Beck & Laura Jane (Brown) Scott] born February 7 (April 29), 1882 Ravannah MO and died October(March) 29, 1965 Princeton MO. Born to them were:

( VIOLET LORRAINE DRAKE born August 9, 1903 Sullivan Co MO and died April 1, 1941 Elmhurst IL; married September 10, 1928 in Independence MO, Waldo Williams [son of William Benjamin & Elizabeth Ann (Baxter) Williams) born September 19, 1903 Laddesdale IA and died January 24, 1962 Dunedin, Pinellas, FL. Born to them were:

( BRUCE DRAKE WILLIAMS (1936-) married 1965 in Palatine IL, Barbara June Pryor [dau of June & Gracie Lee (Inman) Pryor]. Barbara is the provider of the information in this twig – thanks, Barbara!

( WILDA JEAN WILLIAMS (1934-) married May 19, 1956 Lawrence Barnt Gilchrist born August 13, 1932 and died March 6, 1994. Born to them were:





( RUSSELL DRAKE (1901-1974)

( Removed per request

( JAMES ELMER DRAKE died September 29, 1870 age 10d Mercer Co MO

( JAMES THEODORE DRAKE died August 26, 1872 age 9m 1d Mercer Co MO

( GILBERT DRAKE died October 2, 1874 age 1m Mercer Co MO

( ISABELLA DRAKE born April 25, 1878 (1868) MO and died February 22, 1959; married Elbert McDonald and born to them were:









( CORA DRAKE born October 29, 1883 Ravannah OH and died March, 1968; married December 13, 1908 in Princeton MO, Frank O. Swift

( SARAH ANN DRAKE born May 26, 1834 Sidney Co OH and died November 28, 1917 Ravannah MO; married September 23, 1852 Orlando Miller who died November 13, 1893 Ravannah MO. Born to them were:




( MARY JANE DRAKE born October 19, 1839 Cooks Corner, Erie Co OH and died July 3, 1916 Leon IA; married February 14, 1860 in Wingers Corner OH, Robert Bowsher and born to them were:




( JAMES PATRICK DRAKE born December 4, 1839 Richland Co OH and died April 29, 1907; married December 3, 1865 in TX (Sumter Co AL), Mary Jane Meador [dau of William Thomas & Sarah Temperance (Derden) Meador] born 1841 AL (December 5, 1836 Sumter Co AL). Born to them were:

( SARAH CATHERINE DRAKE born September 8, 1866

( EDA DRAKE (Edith) born August 25, 1869 Ravannah MO (August 25, 1868 Weston, Upton, WY) and died July 30, 1932 Newcastle, Weston, WY (July 3, 1932 Rock River, Albany, WY); buried Upton Cemetery; married February 1886 in Mercer MO, William Hiram Minter (William Hyram Minter) [son of John Crawford & Emiline (Stanley) Minter]; and born to them were:

( CLARA MATILDA MINTER (Dolly) born Weston, Upton, WY


( TEMPERENCE EMILY MINTER born August 1, 1887 Mercer MO

( CLAYTON PATRICK MINTER born 1889 Mercer MO and died March 18, 1965 Big Horn WY- supposition – married 1916 Florence Lucille Martens [dau of John & Otillia] born January 12, 1897 and died March 7, 1994 Greybull WY

( WILLIAM HUSTON MINTER born March 17, 1891 Mercer MO

( RICHARD CRAWFORD MINTER born May 29, 1892 Mercer MO

( IRA B. HYDE MINTER born January 15, 1895 Weston, Upton, WY

( HELENE EDNA MINTER born January 13, 1899 Weston, Upton, WY and died September 16, 1982 Laramie WY; married October 18, 1919 in Rock River, Albany, WY George Tatro (Shorty) [son of John & Ellen (Champagne) Tatro] born November 26, 1883 North Adams MA and died November 24, 1951 Rawlins, Carbon, WY; and born to them were:

( GEORGE ELDEN TATRO born August 2, 1920 Rock River, Albany, WY and died December 19, 1992 Ventura, Ventura, CA; married 1952 in Rock River (January 12, 1952 Long Beach CA), Loretta S. Stuefen [dau of August & Lydia (Hecht) Stuefen] born September 1, 1911 SD and died June 27, 1996 Ventura, Ventura, CA; and born to them was:


( RENA L. TATRO born May 27, 1927 Rock River, Albany, WY; married Arthur E Albert and they had 3 kids

( IVAN THEODORE MINTER (Chub) born August 28, 1900 Weston WY


( ELMA L. MINTER born November 22, 1912 Weston WY and died January 31, 1967 Mendocino CA; married December 14, 1929 in Carbon WY, Edward Waldemar Fipula born February 8, 1910 Carbon WY; and they had a child

( JAMES W. DRAKE born January 19, 1873

( CHARLES DRAKE born February 3, 1876 Ravanna, Mercer, MO and died October 15, 1963 Memphis, Hall, TX; went to Newlin, Hall, TX 1892; banker, rancher, Hall Co Treasurer; married April 26, 1906 in Memphis TX, Venie Floresse Jones born February 26, 1884 near Buffalo, Mercer, MO and died November 8, 1951 Memphis TX; both buried there Fairview Cemetery (photo); she went to TX with her parents 1890; and born to them were:

( LEMUEL CLYDE DRAKE born February 29, 1908 Memphis, Hall, TX and died January 3, 1981 Wellington, Collinsworth, TX (Amarillo TX); married July 21, 1934 in Wellington TX, (Ella Nora) Nora Pettus Cocke born July 25, 1909 Wellington TX and died there November 25, 1990; and they had 3 kids, 1 of which was:

( AUGUSTUS VENTERS CHARLES DRAKE born December 29, 1937 Wellington TX and died September 1976 Houston TX; married a Miss Weil and they had 2 kids

( JAMES PATRICK DRAKE born September 22, 1919 and died 1943 Burma, US Army, Private






( THOMAS PATRICK DRAKE born December 18, 1879 – not sure this is same guy – born same date in Tennessee and died July 25, 1957; married 1902 in TN, Martha Caroline Davis [dau of William Wellington & Mary Charlotte (Leming) Davis] born February 18, 1882 TN and died there January 10, 1937

( MATELLA DRAKE (Maytella) born September 12, 1880

( CATHERINE ANN DRAKE born August 18, 1842 Richland Co OH

( CLAYBORNE DRAKE (Clay) born December 28, 1844 and died March 11, 1848

( AMANDA DRAKE born January 20, 1847 Richland Co OH and died there February 13, 1847

( MATELLA DRAKE born January 26, 1852 Huron Co OH and died December 15, 1921; buried Coon Cemetery, Mercer County MO; married May 16, 1869 in Princeton MO, Charles Ewing Minter (Charley) [son of William & Mary (Ewing) Minter] born April 14, 1844 Madison Co OH and died October 29, 1923; buried Coon Cemetery. Born to them were:

( JAMES WILLIAM MINTER born March 6, 1870 and died January 28, 1945, Wichita KS; married January 24, 1892 in Mercer Co MO, Nora Rachel Coon born November 14, 1876 and died 1939 Wichita KS

( FRANK V. MINTER born April 25, 1872 and died April 1940 Wichita KS; married Bessie Moberly born 1872 Trenton MO and died 1940 Wichita KS. Born to them was:


( FRED C. MINTER born August 1, 1885 and died March 12, 1886; buried Coon Cemetery

( MARY CATHERINE MINTER born June 4, 1887 and died August 20, 1943; buried Salem Cemetery, Mercer Co MO; married 1st Robert Earl Owen born June 21, 1885 and died June 4, 1911; buried Salem Cemetery, Mercer Co MO; married 2d Alonzo Miller Young born July 23, 1870 Gilmore OH and died April 13, 1957 Trenton MO

( SIDNEY S. DRAKE born January 7, 1855 Crawford Co OH and died May 2, 1911 San Marcos, Hays, TX; married July 24, 1877 in Trenton MO, Mary Tully born May 27, 1855 Huntington PA and died February 20, 1946 Hutchins, Dallas, TX; buried there. Born to them were:

( LEROY JOHN DRAKE born September 10, 1878 Breckenridge MO; married 1st Annie Emelia Heller who died July 6, 1954 Kerrville TX; buried San Antonio TX; married 2d Lizzie; married 3d Mary

( KENNETH MALCOLM DRAKE born April 6, 1880; married Mary Pearl McKenna who died December 5, 1956 Los Angeles CA; buried Ventura CA

( BLANCH MARY DRAKE born January 9, 1882; married William Silas Ethridge who died August 13, 1965 San Antonio TX; buried Bandera TX

( BENJAMIN BUTLER DRAKE born September 18, 1884 Princeton, Mercer, MO and died September 7, 1912 Bandera TX.

( ETHEL AGNES DRAKE born July 15, 1887; married 1st F. M. Jacobson who died August 20, 1972 Houston TX; married 2d c1912 in TX, Arthur Pittman Sawyer; married 3d c1928 Henry Huffmeyer.

( BURNARD (BERNARD) DRAKE born December 20, 1890 Denver CO and died there January 26, 1891

( FRANCIS (FRANK) L. DRAKE born October 30, 1892 Brownwood TX; married Winnie Dobbins who died November 1953 Coleman TX

( LEO DRAKE born January 21, 1896 Mendoza TX; married March 24, 1923 in Dallas TX, Annie Lucille Farmer who died December 23, 1968 Dallas TX

( EARL WILLIAM DRAKE born August 30, 1898 Lytton Springs, Caldwell, TX; married 1919 in Galveston TX, Ruth Huffstler who died February 1967 Memphis TN

( FRANK DRAKE born May 30, 1847 and died August 26, 1857

( CHARLES DRAKE born November 29, 1858 near Tiffany OH and died August 3, 1936 Goldendale, Klicitat, WA; married February 19, 1882 in Princeton MO, Mary Proctor [dau of William & Rachel (Anderson) Proctor]; they removed to Oregon; and born to them were:





( BESSIE DRAKE born October 21, 1861 OH; married 1878 in Princeton MO, Hiram Painter [son of John & Christena (Smail) Painter] born May 20, 1854 Westmoreland Co PA. Born to them were:






( FREDERICK DEAN DRAKE born October 24, 1802; married Eliza Sneath and Anne Conry; sequence unk; and born to him and Anne was:

( GEORGE WASHINGTON DRAKE born January 25, 1817 and died July 1, 1839

( PHEBE FERRIS born November 3, 1776 Peekskill (10th born); married January 27, 1796 Henry Lounsbury (Lounsberry) [son of Nehemiah & Sarah] and born to them were:


( SARAH LOUNSBURY born March 3, 1798; married John Aldridge and they moved to Victor, Ontario, NY 1818

( PETER FERRIS born January 19, 1774 at Peekskill NY (11th born) and married Phebe Ward (Wood?) (Miss Lounsbury?) and born to them were:

( EMILY FERRIS born 1812 and died July 25, 1875; married George Washington Sherwood [son of James & Nancy (Curry) Sherwood] born July 26, 1812 Peekskill, Westchester, NY; don’t know if this is the same guy, but…..

THE ADVENTURES OF A FORTY-NINER An Historic Description of California, with Events and Ideas
of San Francisco and Its People in Those Early Days

That winter a convention was called to organize a State government and apply for admission to the Union. The Southern element there wanted to make it a slave State. The Northerners, including both Whigs and Democrats, wanted it free. They did not want to be brought in competition with slave labor in the mines, and have their occupation degraded in that way. Their pride, as well as interest, was at stake, and there was great feeling on the subject. Meetings were called all through the mines and addresses made and candidates nominated. The average of intelligence there was away above any other part of the country. For they were men of enterprise, or they would not have been there in that early day. At Mormon Island, one of the miners got up and made a speech. He so impressed them with his ability that they unanimously nominated him as their candidate to the Constitutional Convention. He was an old acquaintance of mine. In 1847 or 1848 he was a Democratic member of the Legislature of the State of New York, from Washington county, and was chosen by that body to deliver the oration on Washington’s birthday. His name was George Washington Sherwood. He was elected to the Constitutional Convention of California, and wrote its first Constitution, copied after that of his native State, New York.
; and born to them were:





( ABSALOM F SHERWOOD married name unk and born to them was:


( JANE C. FERRIS born 1820 and died November 28, 1845; married c1841 as his 1st wife, James Drake Sherwood [brother of George above] born c1816 Peekskill, Westchester, NY; and born to them were:



( JOSEPH D. FERRIS married Eliza {maiden name unk}

( BENJAMIN WARD FERRIS married Eliza {maiden name unk}


( SARAH MATILDA FERRIS born April 16, 1825 NYC and died August 19, 1869 Yorktown NY; buried Crompond East Burying Ground; married October 28, 1845 as his 2d of 3 wives, Silas Constant Whitney [son of Amos & Rosetta (Lewis) Whitney] born August 13, 1810 Yorktown NY; and born to them were:

( DAVID LEWIS WHITNEY born November 11, 1846; married 1st Ann Eliza Haight (This is too much of a coincidence – David’s father’s 1st wife was Ann Aliza Haight – sounds like an error to me); and 2d May 29, 1872 Augusta Boyd

( CONSTANT FERRIS WHITNEY born January 13, 1851; married May 8, 1873 Ann Eliza Lyon [dau of Thomas S & Calista Bailey (Hoyt) Lyon] born January 23, 1850; resided Yorktown NY

( ALEXANDER STEWART WHITNEY born January 20, 1854

( MARY FERRIS married a Scott


Chaplain Ferris also lists another Peter Ferris, same birth date, so I am placing him here for now, without numbers:

PETER FERRIS born January 19, 1784 Peekskill; resided Kortright, Delaware, NY 1824; married a Lounsbury and born to them were:





These children were named in will of grandmother, Elizabeth Ferris, August, 1824.


( JOHN FERRIS born Peekskill June 7, 1769 (7th born) and died there February 25, 1789; unmarried

( ELIZABETH FERRIS (Eliza) born June 2, 1783 Peekskill (12th child, 1st born to Elizabeth) and died April 27, 1866. Elizabeth and John gave quitclaim deed to Elizabeth Ferris, widow of Jonathan Ferris, for land owned jointly by John Jacobs and Peter Ferris, formerly occupied by Caleb D. Ferris. They purchased a farm from the Ferris tract in Kortwright (near Hobart), Delaware Co NY called ‘Ferris Hill’. Elizabeth married February 4, 1801 John Jacobs [son of Samuel & Rebecca (Seaman) Jacobs] born February 4, 1776 Peekskill and died May 18, 1854 Masonville; and born to them was:

( FERRIS JACOBS, M.D., born January 10, 1802 Peekskill, Westchester, NY and died September 7, 1887 Delhi, Delaware, NY; buried there Woodlawn Cemetery (headstone photo); as a young man was a surveyor and schoolteacher, then began studying law and then switched to medicine, studying at times under a distant relative, Dr. Valentine Mott; graduated from Columbia U., 1830 and returned to start his practice in Delhi and retired at age 75; Civil War Surgeon; president of the County Medical Society; married January 14, 1834 in Schoharie NY, Nancy Lasall/Lasell [dau of Chester & Nancy (Manning) Lasell] born May 16, 1812 Schoharie, Schoharie, NY and died August 10, 1892 Madison, New Haven, CT; and born to them were:

( FERRIS JACOBS, JR., (Photo) born March 20, 1836 Delhi NY and died there August 30, 1886; buried Woodlawn Cemetery (headstone photos). After completing his early schooling at Delaware Academy (Delaware Literary Institute), he entered Williams College, Williamstown, Miss., and upon graduation in 1856 (in the same class as President Garfield) he pursued the study of law in Philadelphia, but after changed to Delhi, where he was connected with the office of Parker and Gleason; and was admitted to the bar in 1859. When the Civil War broke out, he gathered about 100 men of Delaware County and formed Company E of the 3d Regiment Cavalry (commanded by J.H. Van Alen) with himself as their Captain; mustered August 22, 1861 at Elmira for 3 years service. After two years of active fighting he was promoted to Major, and a year and many bloody battles later, to Lieutenant Colonel and commanded his regiment. His regiment was so cut up and reduced in numbers that it was necessary to consolidate it with other regiments and he resigned. (In 1864, he was mustered out of service and returned home), but in 1865, he reentered the service, assigned to duty on the northern frontier, and participated in several campaigns until being mustered out and brevetted Brigadier General. Resuming his law practice, he was twice elected District Attorney (1865 and 1871); defeated for office of County Judge; and in 1881, was elected to the U.S. Congress (1881-83). He married November 10, 1869 at Yellow Springs OH, Mary Eleanor Hyde [dau of Robert & Allison Hume (Kedsie) Hyde] born September 10, 1842 Yellow Springs OH (Delhi NY) and died August 2, 1895, presumably at Delhi; and born to them were:

( ROBERT HYDE JACOBS born April 2, 1871 Delhi NY and died 1961; buried Woodlawn Cemetery (tombstone photo); married Leola/Leila Burgin (1874-1950); and born to them was:


( LASELL JACOBS (LaSalle) born December 7, 1874 Delhi NY

( RALPH M. JACOBS born June 3, 1877 and died August 3, 1898 by drowning in Cayuga Lake; buried Woodlawn Cemetery (tombstone photo)

( EDWARD E. JACOBS born October 18, 1879 Delhi NY; married Bertha Dey

( TIMOTHY LASELL JACOBS born October 23, 1837 Delhi, Delaware, NY and in 1910 resided in Brooklyn; he received his education in the local schools in Delhi, and when eighteen years old left home and went into a general store run by his uncle at Guilderland NY; he remained there for three years, when he went to Philadelphia PA 1859, and went into business for himself, in men’s furnishing goods. He carried on a retail business until 1865, when he began the manufacture of shirts, and died a wholesale business under the name of Quaker City Shirt Company; the manufacturing plant was in Norristown PA and his offices were in Philadelphia. In 1876 he removed the offices to NYC, where he remained until 1890, when he sold out to Wanamaker & Brothers of Philadelphia. After selling out, he engaged in the real estate business in Brooklyn, where; 1910 was practically retired but owned some 20 houses in the vicinity of NY and Brooklyn, and spends much of his time in looking after his real estate interests; a Republician, Presbyterian, and a trustee of the society; married October 6, 1864 in Delhi NY, Mary Elizabeth Wright [dau of James H & Maria (Griswold) Wright] born 1843 Delhi and died January 30, 1876; and born to them was:

( JAMES LASELL JACOBS born August 1, 1866 Delhi NY; educated at the schools in Delhi, Delhi Academy, and private schools in Philadelphia; when 13 years old he went to NY with his uncle, T.B. Meigs, and went to private school there, and also attended School of Languages in NY, which stood on the site of the Times building until 1881; through his uncle Hon Ferris Jacobs Jr, who was congressman, he received an appointment to Annapolis Naval Academy, where he remained for two years. At the end of that time he obtained leave of absence for a year on account of trouble with his eyes. He consulted a noted specialist, Dr. Agnew, and as a result was obliged to resign from the academy in 1884. He then went into the employ of A. D. Julliard & Co, 66 Worth Street, wholesale dry goods commission merchants, and remained there until 1891. Then he went into the employ of Dodge, Meigs & Co in the lumber business, in the Tupper Lake region. The firm owned about sixty thousand acres of land in that section. In 1897, the first of Dodge, Meigs, & Co dissolved partnership and the business was taken over by the Santa Lumber Co. Mr Jacobs was made superintendent and continued in that position; President of the Catskill Lumber Co and president of the Tupper Lake Board of Trade; director of the Tupper Lake National Bank and one of the original board; married June 23, 1893 in Delhi, Mary Slade Penfield [dau of James K & Mary (Slade) Penfield]; and born to them were:

( ELIZABETH PENFIELD JACOBS born March 25, 1894 Tupper Lake NY

( ELEANOR LASELL JACOBS born May 20, 1897 Tupper Lake NY

( ISABEL KEDSIE JACOBS born November 16, 1902 Tupper Lake NY

( LUCIA LASSELL JACOBS born January 10, 1840; married May 16, 1860 Titus Benjamin Meigs [son of Jabez Pratt & Una (Kelsey) Meigs] born February 6, 1831; Titus was a member of the firm of Dodge, Meigns & Co, lumber merchants in the NYC and later president of the Santa Clare Lumber Co, Tupper Lake NY; and born to them were:

( LUCIA LASELLE MEIGS born November 19, 1863

( TITUS BENJAMIN MEIGS born June 28, 1866 and died January 31, 1867

( FERRIS JACOBS MEIGS born February 5, 1868 Jersey City, Hudson, NJ and died May 9, 1943 at his residence in Daytona Beach FL; he received his preparatory education at the Dwight School for Boys in NYC, then earned his B.S. at Yale U, 1889; his summers during college were spent at his father’s mill and woods learning the business; after leaving college he joined his father in the development of large lumber tracts in the Adirondacks near Tupper Lake, and later became a factor in the introduction of scientific forestry in the Adirondack region. He succeeded his father as president of the Santa Clare Lumber Co, 1911, holding the office until the company quit business 1941. The company was his love and life-time occupation under; under the direction of Meigs it became a leader in the conservation of timber in the Adirondacks and it was complimented publicly by state forestry officials for work done in tree nursery and planting; for years at least one tree was planted for every tree cut. Success in the lumbering operations involved the application of scientific principles in cutting and hauling logs and in modifying the mill operations to suit the changing character of the logs. The company deviced methods which departed radically from the conventional procedure [then customarily used’ where the trees are larger and transportation easier. It was the first company to prepare and sell processed pulpwood for paper manufacture. He was a charter member of the Empire State Foret Products Association; a trustee of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach FL; and a director of the Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville. A Republican in politics, he was a delegate to the NY State Constitution Convention in 1916. Meigs was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church of Bronxville, the Yale Club of NY and, for 40y, the Mendelssohn Glee Club; married April 28, 1897 Louise Adele Lawrence [dau of Willian Van Duzer & Sarah Elizabeth (Bates) Lawrence] born February 25, 1871 and died August 19, 1965; buried Delhi NY; Vassar 1891; much of the info above is from Rick Meigs; and born to them were:

( LUCIA LAWRENCE MEIGS born January 24, 1899 NYC and died July 29, 1993 Sarasota FL; Vassar College; married 1st Penrose Vass Stout born February 28, 1887 Montgomery AL and died October 24, 1934 Boston MA – graduate of Alabama Poly Tech, Auburn AL 1909, Architect, early practice in Pensacola and the NYC until the beginning of WWI – achieved a notable record in the Air Service in France and was awarded the DSC; flew with WWI Ace, Frank Luke – book pending which contains a good portion dedicated to Penrose – after the War, he practiced architecture in VA, NC, SC and NY, designing many homes in Westchester Co; 2d Charles Sperry Andrews; 3d Loyall Allen Osborne; and born to her and Penrose were:

( FERRIS MEIGS STOUT (1922-1998) married October 10, 1944 in Bronxville, Westchester, NY Florence Peterson Andrews [dau of Charles Sperry & Alice Cobb (Peterson) Andrews] born May 16, 1925 NY and died September 16, 1991; and born to them were:

( PENROSE VASS STOUT, M.A., P.M.P., Brown U 1969; Antioch U, B.A. Energy Management 1983; Antioch U, M.A., Whole Systems Design, Information Systems, 1992; Project Management Institute, 1996 – see; has provide updated info – thanks Pen! married Kathryn Ann Grimm; and born to them were:




( NATHANIEL MEIGS STOUT (Photo) graduated from U of North Caroline, 1980 A.B., Journalism; worked at Yankee Publishing, Inc for 6y; Director of Communications at Vermont Academy, Saxtons River VT 1993-1999 returning to the same position in 2006; city councilor and planning board member in Keene NH; married Sharon Price; and born to them were:



( LUCIA MEIGS STOUT born July 29, 1955; married Charles Huebner; and born to them were:



( REBECCA JANE STOUT married John Huber/Hubert Underhill

( ROBERT PLATT STOUT married Patricia Patterson

( MARGERY LAWRENCE MEIGS born August 20, 1900 and died December 1984 Bronxville, Westchester, NY; married 1929 Donald Knight Clifford born February 17, 1900 and died June 20, 1993 Bronxville; both buried Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester, NY; “Donald Knight Clifford, a retired New York advertising executive, died on Sunday at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville NY, where he had lived for nearly 70 years. He was 93. Mr. Clifford graduated from Bowdoin College in 1921 and attended Harvard Business School for a year before starting a career in advertising. From 1944 to 1965, he was president and chief executive of what ws then the firm of Doherty, Clifford, Steers & Shenfield; he retired in 1965; and born to them were:

( LOUISE MEIGS CLIFFORD born January 1, 1930 and died May 4, 1989 Wyncote, Montgomery, PA; married Mr Hart


( MARGERY CLIFFORD married a Mr Henneman

( HESTER OAKLEY MEIGS born February 21, 1904 and died October 1994 Bronxville NY; married 1st Franklin S Whitehouse; 2d R Ridgely Lytle; and born to her and Franklin were 2 kids, 1 of which was:

( FRANKLIN S WHITEHOUSE Jr – not positive this is right guy, but…The New York Times, November 13, 1985: A memorial service for Franklin S Whitehouse Jr, a reporter for The New York Times and a former member of The New York Times Company’s corporate-relations staff, will be held Friday at 4 P.M. at the Reformed Church of Bronxville NY at Pondfield Road and Midland Avenue. Mr. Whitehouse died November 9. He was 51 years old.” The New York Times, June 9, 1996: “Lorene Elizabeth Burkhart, a daughter of Mr and Mrs Alfred W Burkhart of New Canaan, Conn., is to be married today to Franklin S Whitehouse 3d, the son of Lucretia P Whitehouse of Charlotte Court House, Va., and the late Mr Whitehouse Jr. The Rev Michael Jude Fay is to officiate at the Roman Catholic Church of St. John in Darien, Conn. The bridge is a guidance counselor at Trumbull (Conn.) High School. She graduated from Marshall University and received a master’s degree in psychology from Northeastern University. Her father is a senior partner in Keogh, Burkhart & Vetter, a law firm in Norwalk, Conn. Her mother, Norma Burkhart, now retired, taught reading at the Silvermine Elementary School in Norwalk. The bridgegroom, who is known as Whit, is a regional vice president of Northstar Investment Management in Greenwich, Conn. He graduated from St. Lawrence University and received a master’s degree in sport management from the University of Richmond. His father was a reporter for The New York Times and an assistant to the director of corporate relations and public affairs for The New York Times Company. The bridegroom is a great-great-grandson of William Van Duzer Lawrence, the founder of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville NY, who named the college for his wife.”

( FRANCES LYMAN MEIGS born April 28, 1871; married January 8, 1896 Oliver Smith Lyford born March 21, 1870

( WALTER MEIGS born November 2, 1874

( REBECCA FERRIS born before 1785 (13th born) born Peekskill; married a Mr. Lyon(s) and they settled in the West

( FANNY (PHANNIE) FERRIS (Frances Maria Ferris) born after 1785 (c1778/90) Peekskill NY (15th child, 4th born to Elizabeth?) and died 1861; married (Caleb C Wetmore) Caleb Whitmore Wetmore [son of James & Elizabeth (Kniffen) Wetmore III] born October 1, 1782 around NYC and died July 5, 1855 Grimsby Township, Lincoln Co, Ontario; buried Fulton Cemetery; was originally from Delaware County, but settled in Durham, Greene Co NY by at least 1817; about 1835 they moved to Grimsby Township, Ontario, Canada. Born to them were (not in birth sequence):

( JANE ELIZA WETMORE (1815-) married Orrin Theal (Theale) [son of Samuel & Hannah] born February 12, 1805 and died 1871; buried DeCews Burial Ground; and born to them were:

( SAMUEL W THEAL (1838-)



( CHARLOTTE REBECCA WETMORE born November 18, 1829 Catskill, Durham, NY and died June 21, 1907 Simcoe, Ontario; married 1852 in Grimsby, Ontario Elijah Merritt [son of Isaac & Susannah (Beamer) Merritt] born April 2, 1819 Townsend, Ontario and died April 14, 1899 Port Rowan, Sincoe, Ont; both buried Waterford, Ontario; and born to them were (marriage date correct? – couple of kids born before than date):

( JOHN MERRITT (1848-)








( HIRAM F WETMORE born January 13, 1808 Delaware Co NY and died November 13, 1872 Cornwallville, Greene, NY, 64y 10m; married Betsey Caroline Watrous [dau of Christopher & Lucy (Sears) Watrous] born August 9, 1814 Greene Co NY and died December 21, 1897 Cornwallville NY; both buried there Cornwallville Cemetery (Photo); in 1832-33, he was Collector for the Durham School District #4; 1843, 1853, 1858, 1866 on the Board of Trustees for District #4; and born to them were:

( HELEN M WETMORE born January 27, 1834 Durham, Greene, NY and died July 31, 1856 Cornwallville, Greene, NY

( CLARK WETMORE born August 27, 1838 Durham, Greene, NY and died September 20, 1922 Cornwallville, Greene, NY; residing Cornwallville and was extensively engaged in the boarding business; married March 29, 1863 Julia E. Utter born 1829 Oak Hill NY and died January 26, 1908 Cornwallville NY; married June 29, 1910 Mrs Libbie Meloy

( HARRIET WETMORE born 1839 Delaware Co NY

( JANE E WETMORE born August 16, 1842 and died August 31, 1843 age 1y 15d; buried Cornwallville Cemetery


( CHARLES HIRMAN WETMORE born 1846 Durham, Greene, NY and died May 14, 1896 Cornwallville NY; farmer; married 1870 in Durham NY, (Althea H) Alathea Doolittle [dau of William Sutherland & Phebe (Haight) Doolittle] born June 4, 1851 Durham and died December 15, 1897 Cornwallville NY (NYC); in 1873-74 he was Collector for the Durham School District #4; 1886-87 on Board of Trustees for District #4; and born to them were:

( HATTIE WETMORE born 1872 Durham, Greene, NY and died 1873 Cornwallville NY

( CARRIE JULIE WETMORE born July 8, 1873 Durham NY and died February 8, 1900 West Camp, Ulster, NY; married May 2, 1898 in Durham, Edgar Emerick Timmerman [son of William Riley & Caroline Margaret (Smith) Timmerman] born July 16, 1876 West Camp and died February 3, 1929 Grippe Branch NJ; and born to them was:

( DOROTHY MELINDA TIMMERMAN born August 31, 1899 West Camp, Ulster, NY and died January 13, 1978 Towanda, Bradford, PA; married September 30, 1917 in Lamington NJ, Fred Anthony Vliet [son of John Van Dyke & Ella Mahalia (Lomerson) Vliet] born September 17, 1893 Whitehouse NJ and died February 2, 1972 Sayre, Bradford, PA; both buried Readington Reform Church Cemetery, Hunterdon Co NJ (photo of cemetery & headstone); and born to them were:

( DOROTHY ELLA VLIET born July 14, 1918; married William Harold Hageman

( HELEN RUTH VLIET born December 26, 1926 Lamington NJ; married June 14, 1947 in Readington NJ, Theodore Henry Brokaw [son of John Raymond & Jessie Davetta (Streng) Brokaw] born May 10, 1919 Somerville NJ; offspring

( WILLIAM HAUSER VLIET married Viola Mabel Tyrrell

( EVELYN MAE VLIET married Leroy Percy Hardenburg; offspring

( ROSE ELAINE VLIET (1932-1966) buried Readington Reform Church Cemetery, Hunterdon Co NJ (headstone photo)

( HATTIE WETMORE born 1879 Durham, Greene, NY and died February 11, 1893 Cornwallville NY; buried there Cornwallville Cemetery

( HIRAM WETMORE born March 19, 1882 and died 1948; married December 30, 1902 in Cornwallville, Matilda Moore (1881-1958); moved to Windham 1904; and born to them were:

( DAUGHTER WETMORE born February 2, 1904

( WILLIAM WETMORE (1907-1929)

( HENRY WETMORE (1913-1936)

( EMMA A WETMORE (1916-1917)

( WILLIAM WETMORE (Willie) born September 22, 1887 Durham, Greene, NY and died April 11, 1898 Cornwallville, Greene, NY; buried there Cornwallville Cemetery (Cornwall Methodist Cemetery)

( ORSON WETMORE born March 12, 1890 Cornwallville, Greene, NY; married February 21, 1910 (Addie) Adelaide Weir

( THEALE WETMORE (twin) born May 11, 1849 Durham, Greene, NY and died March 28, 1869 Cornwallville NY age 19y, 10m 15; buried there Cornwallville Cemetery

( LUCY LOUISA WETMORE born May 11, 1849 Durham, Greene, NY and died November 22, 1890; married 1872 in Durham, John N Pine [son of Platt S & Mary C (Nelson) Pine] born February 13, 1850 Greenville NY and died May 11, 1902 Durham; both buried Catskill Rural Cemetery (cemetery photo); and born to them were:

( ANNIE PINE born September 24, 1874 Durham, Greene, NY

( ARTHUR C PINE born December 17, 1876 Durham NY and died there March 25, 1877; buried Catskill Rural Cemetery

( PLATT F PINE born December 1880 Durham NY and died March 28, 1882 Durham NY; buried Catskill Rural Cemetery

( FERRIS WETMORE born 1852 Durham, Greene, NY and died March 23/24, 1925 Cornwallville NY age 73y; married Mary A. Smith born 1852 and died May 27, 1935 Cornwallville NY age 83; both buried there Cornwallville Cemetery; in 1875 and 1918, he was Collector for the Durham School District #4; 1878, 1885, 1892 on Board of Trustees for District #4; 1890 Chairman of District #4; visited the Chicago World’s Fair 1893 – wonder if he knew he was related to GWG Ferris Jr?; March 16, 1904 he fell from overhead in his barn and seriously injured; on August 5, 1906 the same barn was struck by lightning and burned; another barn buried July 2, 1910 in Cornwallville; celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary February 2, 1924

( ANN ELIZABETH WETMORE (Annie E) born June 19, 1854 Durham, Greene, NY and died there May 4, 1925; buried Catskill Rural Cemetery; married 1891 in Durham, her brother-in-law, John N Pine

Who is Joseph Ferris Wetmore (1927-1990)?

Who is Kathy Ferris Wetmore, Class of 1968 Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne IN?

( CHARLES WETMORE born 1809 Delaware Co NY and died January 23, 1895 Cornwallville NY; buried there; married Catherine Vedder born 1805 and died April 4, 1896 Cornwallville; and born to them were:

( WILLIAM H. WETMORE born 1833 Durham, Greene, NY and died 1918 Cornwallville NY; married Margaret Merritt (1838-1919) who died Cornwallville; and born to them were:

( WILLIAM H WETMORE born 1833 Durham, Greene, NY and died August 22, 1918 Cornwallville; married Margaret Merritt (1838-)

( ELIZABETH WETMORE born 1840 Durham, Greene, NY and died October 15, 1886 Cornwallville; married Armenius Smith born February 19, 1838 and died April 1, 1901 Cornwallville; member of Board of Trustees Durham School District #4 1889-90, President 1892, 1898

( ELIZABETH WETMORE born 1840 Durham, Greene, NY and died 1886 Cornwallville, Greene, NY; married Armenius Smith who died 1901 Cornwallville NY – obviously a duplicated entry, don’t know which is valid!*&%#

( FRANCES MARIA WETMORE (Fannie) born April 6, 1817 Durham, Greene, NY and died September 13, 1892; buried Caistor Township, Ontario, Canada; married November 24, 1841 Alpheus Merritt [son of Elijah & Mary (Hopkins) Merritt] born December 6, 1820 Grimsby, Ontario and died April 11, 1880 Caistor, Ontario. Born to them were (plus 2 unnamed sons):

( MARY ADELAIDE MERRITT born May 9, 1845 Caistor Township, Lincoln County, Ontario and died August 20, 1895; married, as his 1st wife, Israel Dody Marshall (Israel Dowdy Marshall) [son of Charles & Lydia C. (Sweazey) Marshall] born September 6, 1842 Saltfleet Township, Wentworth Co, Ontario, Canada and died there at Stoney Creek, May 31, 1929; buried Ker United Cemetery, Caistor Township, Lincoln Co, Ontario. After Mary’s death, Israel remarried; one source has 2 children born to this 2d marriage, but their birth dates are before Mary’s death so here they are listed as Mary’s. Born to Mary and Israel were:



( RHINALDE MARSHALL (Rhinaldo E. Marshall) born 1872 and died December 14, 1940; married Mary Packham (1875-) and born to them was:

( IRVINE EARL MARSHALL married August 22, 1934 in Binbrook Township, Wentworth Co, Ontario, Canada Lorna Mable Clough born May 19, 1915 and they had 3 kids


( ALPHEUS MARSHALL (Alphaeus E. Marshall) born June 29, 1875

( ETTA MARSHALL (Elveretta Marshall) born September 22, 1877

( ISRAEL WHITMORE MARSHALL born August 13, 1885 and died May 30,1974; buried Tapleytown United Cemetery, Saltfleet Township, Wentworth Co, Ontario; married September 25, 1907 Hattie May Hildreth [dau of Charles Marshall & Ada Beatrice (Olmsted) Hildreth] born October 3, 1885 Stoney Creek, Wentworth Co, Ontario and died August 17, 1966; buried with Israel; Hattie is of the Richard Olmsted line – another Ferris-Olmsted connection; and born to them was:

( LORNE EVERETT MARSHALL born May 13, 1908 and died November 1981 Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario; buried Ker United Cemetery, Casitor Township, Lincoln Co; married Miriam Winnifred Lampman [dau of Robb M. & Alberta (Schram) Lampman] born February (1) 5, 1908; and born to them was 2 kids, 1 of which was:
( SHIRLEY MARGARET MARSHALL born February 22, 1930 and died July 22, 1991; married Lorne Alexander Thomas born March 18, 1925


( BENSON MARSHALL born November 11, 1876

( FRANCES JANE MERRITT born 1848 Caistor Township, Lincoln Co, Ontario; married Sam Marshall and born to them were:

( IDA MARSHALL married William Hildreth



( CHARLES VALMAR MERRITT (Charles Valmer A. Merritt) born 1850 Caistor Township, Lincoln Co, Ontario and died January 27, 1892; married December 15, 1874 Charity Mahala Smith [dau of Elijah & Margaret Ann (Sweazey) Smith] born January 11, 1852 Glanford Township, Wentworth Co, Ontario and died March 1, 1944 Caistorville, Lincoln Co, Ontario; buried Ker United Cemetery, Caistor Township; and born to them were:

( ETHELBERT MERRITT (Alphaus Edward Ethelbert Merritt) born November 11, 1876 and died November 4, 1943; married Elva Nora Wilde and they had 4 kids

( BENSON MERRITT (Elijah Benson Merritt) born November 10, 1877 and died July 5, 1948; married Sarah Packham and they had 7 kids, 3 of which were:

( LYALL KENNETH BENSON MERRITT born January 16, 1907 Smithville, Lincoln Co, Ontario and died there December 3, 1970; buried Smithville Cemetery; married Miss Pottruff and they had 3 kids

( LORNA CHARITY MERRITT born September 6, 1908 Ontario, Canada and died October 26, 1990 Grimsby Township, Lincoln Co, Ontario; buried Fulton Stone United Cemetery, Grimsby Township; married September 19, 1936 in Ontario, Reginald Alexander Young born May 20, 1908 Fulton, Lincoln Co, Ontario; and born to them were 3 kids, 2 of which were:

( DOUGLAS MELVIN YOUNG born August 23, 1939 Ontario, Canada and died March 28, 1942; buried Fulton Stone United Cemetery, Grimsby Township

( ROBERT YOUNG born June 30, 1947 Ontario, Canada; married Miss Halloway and they had 2 kids

( CHARLES FRANKLIN MERRITT (1913-1918) buried Ker United Cemetery, Lincoln Co, Ontario

( ORTON MERRITT (Valmer Orton Merritt) born March 16, 1879 and died January 28, 1946

( MAUD MERRITT (Maggie Clarissa Maude Merritt) born October 31, 1881 and died December 13, 1912; married Walter LeRoy Hill and they had 2 kids

( JOHN MERRITT (John Wilbert Merritt) born June 24, 1883 Caistorville, Lincoln Co, Ontario and died February 17, 1957 Grimsby Township, Lincoln Co, Ontario; buried Queen’s Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby; married Ethel Cooper and they had 2 kids – John was the founder of Merritt Brothers, later called Canadian Wood Products, Ltd

( JAMES MERRITT (James Melville Merritt) born July 11, 1885 and died January 10, 1936 Paris, Brant Co, Ontario; buried Queen’s Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby; married Ella May Armstrong and they had 1 child

( FRANKLIN MERRITT (Charles Franklin Merritt) born November 21, 1888; married Ruby Lymburner and they had 1 child

( JENNIE MERRITT (Jennie Mahala Alvoretta Merritt) born January 5, 1891 Smithville, Lincoln Co, Ontario and died June 7, 1960 Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario; buried Hamilton Cemetery; married June 23, 1915 in Smithville, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Alva Curtis Swayze (Frank) born November 18, 1899 Elfrida, Wentworth Co, Ontario and died July 12, 1977 Caledonia, Haldimand Co, Ontario; and born to them were:

( THELMA JEAN SWAYZE born June 14, 1916 Vineland, Lincoln Co, Ontario; married June 9, 1938 Frank Earle Norton born March 11, 1911 Owen Sound, Grey Co, Ontario and died March 3, 1964 St. Thomas, Elgin Co, Ontario; and they had 3 kids

( VERNA MAE SWAYZE born April 25, 1919 Smithville, Lincoln County, Ontario; married April 20, 1942 David Hugh Gale [son of James Arnott & Kathleen (Pinkerton) Gale] born October 26, 1918 Hyde Park, Middlesex County, Ontario; and they had 2 kids

( STANLEY MERRITT (Albert Stanley Merritt) born September 12, 1892 and died December 8, 1918 in France (WWI); buried St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France; served with 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles – 4th Rifles were part of the 8th Brigade, 2d Canadian Division which joined the Canadian Corps in June 1916

( NORMAL RUSSELL CLARENCE MERRITT born June 9, 1895 Caistor Township, Lincoln County, Ontario and died February 21, 1940 Grimsby, Lincoln County, Ontario; married Gladys Ida Gibson

( JEANETTE DOTTIE (LOTTIE) MERRITT born 1853 Caistor Township, Lincoln Co, Ontario; married James Cook and born to them were:









( ANGELINA ELIZABETH MERRITT born January 28, 1857, Caistor Township, Lincoln Co, Ontario and died March 1, 1902; buried Tapleytown Cemetery, Ontario; married 1877 Samuel Hildreth [son of James & Elizabeth (Patterson) Hildreth] born December 7, 1856, Tapleytown, Ontario and died February 24, 1927; buried Tapleytown Cemetery. Born to them were:

( FANNY ROBINA HILDRETH born December 5, 1882 Caistor, Ontario and died April 8, 1965 Dundas, Ontario; married July 31, 1904 George William Gowland [son of John & Elizabeth (Oliver) Gowland] born November 17, 1876 Binbrook, Ontario and died May 25, 1946 Tapleytown, Ontario. Born to them were:

( IRENE MAY GOWLAND born November 25, 1905 Tapleytown, Ontario and died November 5, 2000 Grimsby, Ontario; married 1st December 12, 1929 in Saltfleet or Binbrook Township, Ontario, Andrew Mitchell born May 13, 1904 and died July 21, 1964 Binbrook, Ontario; married 2d c1970 William Walker. Born to Irene and Andrew were:

( ANDREW LORNE MITCHELL born February 27, 1931 Binbrook, Ontario; married October 16, 1954 in Binbrook, Ontario, Alberta Grace Krick born December 3, 1932 and died May 29, 1987 Binbrook, Ontario. Born to them were:

( DAVID LORNE MITCHELL born November 2, 1955 Binbrook, Ontario; married October 21, 1977 Marianne Ruth Donald born December 29, 1956; and born to them were:

( AMBER DAWN MITCHELL born June 9, 1981

( REBECCA MARIE MITCHELL born September 17, 1983

( NICOLE LEAH MITCHELL born October 4, 1987

( MIRA GRACE MITCHELL born March 10, 1960 Binbrook, Ontario; married November 29, 1980 Richard Charles James born August 1, 1944

( GEORGE ROSS MITCHELL born June 21, 1933 Binbrook, Ontario and died 1992 British Columbia; married May 12, 1956 in Binbrook, Ontario, Joyce Marie Crossman born July 22, 1937 and died c1995 British Columbia. Born to them were:

( STEPHEN ROSS MITCHELL born April 8, 1958 Binbrook, Ontario

( KEVIN ANDREW MITCHELL born October 30, 1959 Binbrook, Ontario; married June 12, 1981 Joce Lyn Sanchez born January 12, 1961; and born to them were:

( TANIS MARIE MITCHELL born May 10, 1986

( DANIELLE NICOL MITCHELL born March 23, 1989

( MARK ALLEN MITCHELL born June 5, 1962 Binbrook, Ontario; married Heather Allison Melvena born October 5, 1964; and born to them was:

( LINDSEY ARRON MITCHELL born April 27, 1989

( VERNA JEAN GOWLAND born May 16, 1907 Tapleytown, Ontario and died November 4, 1987 Hamilton, Ontario; married June 16, 1934 Theodore Henry Fellger “Bud” born June 3, 1900 England and died February 15, 1971 Hamilton, Ontario. Born to them were:

( VERNA MARCIE FELLGER born May 22, 1935 Hamilton, Ontario; married June 21, 1958 in Hamilton, Ontario, Ronald MacQueen Collins born July 6, 1933. Born to them were:

( RONALD SCOTT COLLINS born May 20, 1962; married August 18, 1990 Carol Jean Moore born April 29, 1964

( BRENDA MARICE COLLINS born March 20, 1964; married, June 13, 1987 Bradley Blair Thackerey born March 20, 1963; and born to them was:

( EMILY MAE THACKEREY born July 2, 1989

( MERLE MAE FELLGER born May 6, 1939 Hamilton, Ontario; married October 8, 1960 in Hamilton, Ontario, Thomas Earl Langdon born December 24, 1935. Born to them were:

( CARRIE MAE LANGDON born December 6, 1963

( THOMAS PAUL LANGDON born August 8, 1966

( THEDA ELAINE FELLGER born October 1, 1941 Hamilton, Ontario and died January 28, 1974 Burlington, Ontario; married September 22, 1962 in Hamilton, Ontario, Ronald Bradley born July 22, 1940 and born to them were:

( HOLLY ELAINE HENDERSON born December 26, 1965

( ROBERT CRAIG HENDERSON born March 21, 1970

( INA ELIZABETH FELLGER born August 28, 1943 Hamilton, Ontario and died December 22, 1982; married April 30, 1966 in Hamilton, Dale Rupert Huston and born to them was:


( GEORGE EDGAR ELWOOD GOWLAND born July 1909 Tapleytown, Ontario and died there 1971; married Dora Mary Jane Penfold born April 3, 1917 and born to them were:

( PATRICIA ANN GOWLAND born May 6, 1935 Tapleytown, Ontario; married July 10, 1959 Marvin Brezden and born to them were:

( WAYNE MICHAEL BREZDEN born June 29, 1960

( GAIL ANNE BREZDEN born November 11, 1963

( SEPHEN GEORGE BREZDEN born March 1, 1965

( DOUGLAS ROSS GOWLAND born January 2, 1942 Tapleytown, Ontario; married Debra Jane Phippen who died March 31, 1991

( LARRY GEORGE EDGAR GOWLAND born January 2, 1946 Tapleytown, Ontario; married 1967 Judith Taylor Ripley born June 1, 1943 England; and born to them were:

( PAUL DOUGLAS GOWLAND born September 25, 1967

( JASON ROBERT GOWLAND born February 6, 1972

( CRAIG DAVID GOWLAND born April 14, 1973

( LUELLA MAUDE VIOLA GOWLAND born March 15, 1911 Tapleytown, Ontario; married October 8, 1938 in Tapleytown, Norton Burton Clark [son of Kenneth & Hazel] born May 4, 1914 Hamilton, Ontario and died there November 25, 1959; and born to them were:

( BURTON NEIL CLARK born July 4, 1941 Hamilton, Ontario; married June 12, 1965 in Bracebridge, Ontario, Beverley Anne Crawford [dau of William & Annie (Hardy) Crawford] born November 20, 1943 Gravenhurst, Ontario. Burton is the provider of the information for this “twig” – thanks Burton! They reside in Canada; and born to them were:

( GREGORY BURTON CLARK born January 7, 1971 Toronto, Canada; married August 10, 1996 in Windsor, Ontario, Angelamaria Gambatesa

( KATHRYN ANNE CLARK born February 15, 1973 Toronto, Canada

( GEORGE WAYNE CLARK born November 25, 1946 Hamilton, Ontario and died there December 24, 1947

( ROY WARREN CLARK born August 17, 1949 Hamilton, Ontario; married August 30, 1975 at Hamilton, Lorrie Ann Wannamaker born May 29, 1954

( GORDON NORTON CLARK born November 14, 1950 Hamilton, Ontario; married 1st September 23, 1972 in Burlington, Ontario, Pamela Susan Scott born November 13, 1952 and died 1998 Burlington; married 2d May 28, 1988 in Mississauga, Ontario, Lynda Doreen Donaldson born July 7, 1947 England; and born to Gordon and Pamela was:

( RYAN SEAN CLARK born July 23, 1978

( EARNEST HILDRETH born May 1888 and died August 4, 1888; buried Tapleytown Cemetery, Ontario

( WILLIAM EDGAR HILDRETH born January 14, 1890 Caistor Township, Ontario

( ANITA VIOLA HILDREDTH born March 24, 1896 and died 1957 Grimsby, Ontario; married Gordon Etherington

( SARAH/SALLY ANN WETMORE (1822-) married Chancey Finch

( MARYETTE WETMORE born April 1828 Catskill, Durham, NY and died March 8, 1902 Toronto, Canada; married Chancey C Finch born 1822 in Canada West and died January 30, 1898 Hamilton, Ont; both buried North Glanford Cemetery, Glanford Township, Wentworth Co, Ont (Photo); and born to them were:


( VICTORIA A FINCH born 1849 Grimsby Township, Lincoln Co, Ontario; married November 13, 1869 in Rockford, Norfolk Co, Ont, Barnaby Lindaberry

( JAMES JEFFERSON FINCH born 1851 Binbrook Township, Ont and died January 15, 1900; married February 28, 1877 in Simcoe, Norfolk, Ont, Marietta Anderson

( SARAH E FINCH (Sally) born April 16, 1854 Binbrook Township, Ont; buried Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Brantford, Ont; married December 16, 1874 in Oakland, Ont, David Jolly

( ALDA AMELA FINCH born 1860 in Canada West and died November 26, 1934 Hamilton, Ont; married October 4, 1882 Wallace Almas

( JOSEPH FINCH (1866-)

( ANGELINE ANN WETMORE born 1830 NY and died November 17, 1898 Hamilton, Ont; married February 2, 1864 in Grimsby, Ont, James DeWitt Bates [son of James & Susannah (Smith) Bates] born 1824 Glanford Township, Wentworth Co, Ont and died April 13, 1894 Hamilton, Ont; both buried North Glanford Cemetery; and born to them were:

( SUSAN E BATES (1862-)

( JAMES HENRY BATES (1866-1939) married Anna Shaw

( JOSEPH WETMORE BATES (1869-) married November 2, 1892 in Locus Lawn, Stoney Creek, Ont, Jessie Jone

( SARAH VICTORIA BATES (1871-) married Charles Miller

( CORA MARIETTE BATES (1878-) (Daisy) married Charles Deden Ogden

( JOHN J WETMORE born 1819 NY and died December 28, 1867 Grimsby, Ont; married Maria St John born February 1826 Canada and died October 22, 1895 Grimsby, Ont; both buried Fulton Cemetery; and born to them were:

( MARY WETMORE (1842-)







( BURWELL WETMORE born 1865 Upper Canada and died July 26, 1886 Grimsby Township, Lincoln Co, Ont; buried Fulton Cemetery

( INFANT SON (SANBORN FERRIS) born January 19, 1774 (7th born) and died infancy

Note: It is stated that Jonathan (1.1.3) had a son Charles who married, name unknown; they had MARY FERRIS, who married a Mr. Fearing and they had Lillian Blanche Fearing, a lawyer and author who lived in Chicago. A Charles is not mentioned in Jonathan’s will.

(1.1.4) CALEB FERRIS born February 10, 1732/c1740 Westchester Co NY and died December 25, 1795; resided in Wayne Co (New Rochelle?) NY – in the 1790 census, he is listed as living in Kortright, Delaware Co; married Judah (Helena Pell?) (1734-1820) and born to them were (birth sequence may not be right) [Jim – according to documentation provided by Brian Harris, Caleb either married more than once or the above wife is incorrect, because Brian’s documentation says Caleb married Susannah Lord (1740-1785) – also shows different date of birth and date of death as (1737-1790) – based on this information, I have added Elizabeth as a child of Caleb][there is considerable conflicting information on this twig of the Tree – some even question the placement of Caleb as a son of Peter – some question whether he is even descended from Jeffrey. Thus the following information should be considered speculative and I ask those involved in this twig to conduct personal research.] The heirs of Caleb made a renouncement: “We, James Ferris, Caleb Ferris, Joseph Ferris, John LeConte and Hannah, his wife, heirs of Caleb Ferris, late of New Rochelle in the County of Westchester, who died intestate, do hereby severally renounce our several rights and claims to Administration upon the estate of the deceased and recommend the same be granted to Daniel Ferris, our brother. Witness our hands and seals the twenty-six day of December, 1795”. Also Caleb’s wife, Helena, renounced also in favor of her son Daniel, December 26, 1795. Born to Caleb and wife was:

( CALEB FERRIS JR born c1764 Westchester Co NY and died after 1830 Wayne Co NY; possible Rev War Vet; married Judah {maiden name unk} possibly born in France; it is said that Caleb had been a steward and Judah had been a nurse for the Stewart family in New York City. [We have two Calebs, son of Caleb here. Obviously, one of them is either wrong or placed wrong.] Caleb and Judah arrived in Savannah, Wayne, NY in 1820 where he was a farmer; Born to them was:

( LEONARD FERRIS (not listed by Chaplain Ferris, but is listed below in a son’s estate) born c1785/87 New Rochelle, Westchester, NY and died April 27, 1877 Savannah, Wayne, NY at the age of 91; between September-November 1812, as a Private served in Captain Samuel Ingersol’s Company of Artillery; between November 1812-December 1813, served with 7th Regiment New York State Artillery; 1820, with his son-in-law Riel Betts, in the westerly part of Savannah, settled on the State road, three-fourths of a mile west of Wheeler’s Corners. He married Louisa Ryan [Sarah Elizabeth Ryan] born c1786/1790 Ireland and died c1869 at age 83. Born to them were:

( JOSEPH FERRIS born October 18, 1807 Dutchess Co NY and died February 6, 1884 Wayne Co NY; married Lucretia Allen [dau of Peter B.] born June 19, 1811 Rennselaer Co NY and died March 27, 1874 Galen, Wayne, NY; both buried Ferris Cemetery (Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery), Savannah, Wayne, NY (Photo); Joseph and Lucretia were among the earliest settlers in Northern Savanahh and were people of considerable prominence and highly esteemed; he was Justice of the Peace for 12y


I, Joseph Ferris, of the town of Savannah, in the County of Wayne, and State of New York, of the age of 67 years and upwards, being of sound mind and memory do make, publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say:

First, I direct my executors, herein after named, to sell and convert into money all the real and personal property of which I may die seized or possessed and I direct and authorized them to sell the same upon such terms of credit as they may deem for best advantage to my estate and I authorize and empower my said the executors to execute all necessary deeds of conveyance of my said real estate to the purchaser or purchasers thereof and to take such bonds and mortgages for the purchase money as they may think best, using their own discretion as to time to be given for purchase price, to the end that the list price may be obtained and out of the avails of such sales of personal property and real estate I direct my said executors to first pay all my just debts, funeral expenses and expense of selling my estate.

Second, I give and bequeath to such of the children of my deceased son Washington Ferris as shall be living at the time of my decease the sum of two thousand dollars to be divided equally between them by my said executors, share and share alike, and I direct my said executors to pay such sum to them from the avails of the property herein directed to be sold.

Third, I give and bequeath to my daughter Julia Sweet, wife of Vaughn Sweet, the sum of two thousand dollars and I direct my executors, herein after named, to pay the said sum to her from the avails of the property herein before directed to be sold and should my daughter Julia Sweet not survive me, then the said sum shall be paid to her heirs, share and share alike.

Fourth, I given bequeath to my son O’Connell Ferris, now residing in the state of Michigan, the sum of two thousand dollars, and I direct my executors, herein after named, to pay the sum to him from the avails of the property herein directed to be sold and should my said son not survive me, then the said sum shall be paid to his heirs, share and share alike.

Fifth, I give and bequeath to my daughter Dolly Jane Davis, wife of John Davis, the sum of two thousand dollars, and I direct my executors, herein after named, to pay the same to her from the avails of the sale of my said real and personal property, and should my said daughter not survive me, then the said sum shall be paid to her heirs, share and share alike.

Sixth, I give and bequeath to my son Nelson Ferris, the sum of two thousand dollars and I direct my executors, herein after named, to pay the same to him from the avails of my real and personal property, herein directed to be sold and should my said son not survive me, I direct said sum to be paid to his heirs, share and share alike.

Seventh, should any sum be left after paying the debts, legacies and sums herein before directed to be paid, I give and bequeath the same as follows: one sixth part thereof to such of the children of my said deceased son Washington Ferris, as shall be living at the time of my death, divided between them share and share alike; and the remaining five sixths to my children Julia Sweet, Sarah Hall, O’Connell Ferris, Dolly Jane Davis and Nelson Ferris to be divided between them, share and share alike and should any of my said children not survive me, his or her share under this clause shall be paid to his or her heirs, share and share alike, and I direct my executors to make such payment.

Eighth, should any of my children desire to purchase the homestead where I now reside, it is my will that they have the preference over others desiring to purchase at the same terms. I have omitted to give my daughter, Sarah F. Hall as much as my other children because I had given more than the sum here in named for each of them to her and her husband in the sale, to them, of a farm this year.

Lastly, I nominate and appoint my son O’Connell Ferris and my sons-in-law Vaughn Sweet and Aaron F. Hall executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I revoke all former wills by me ever made.

In Testimony Whereof I have to this my Last Will and Testament written upon two sheets of paper subscribed my name and affixed my seal this Second day of November, 1874.

Joseph Ferris


The written and foregoing instrument was at the date thereof subscribed by Joseph Ferris the testator herein named and by him declared to be his Last Will and Testament in our presence and here upon we at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other sign our names as witnesses hereto this Second day of November, 1874.

Geo. O Baker Residing at Clyde


J. Vandenburg Residing at Clyde


NOTE: This document is hand written, and was obtained from the Wayne county Historian, Wayne County, New York.


In the matter of Proving the Last Will and Testament of Joseph Ferris, late of the town of Savannah, in the county of Wayne, deceased.

COUNTY OF WAYNE, ss: Geo. O Baker of the town of Galen in the county of Wayne, being duly sworn and examined before Hon. Thaddeus W. Collins, Surrogate of the said County of Wayne, deposeth and saith that he was well acquainted with Joseph Ferris in his lifetime, and was present and saw the said Joseph Ferris subscribe his name at the end of the instrument in writing now produced and shown to deponent, bearing date the second day of November, 1874 purporting to be the last will and testament of the said Joseph Ferris, deceased. That the said Joseph Ferris at the time he so subscribed it, declared the said instrument to be his last will and testament, and requested this deponent and John Vanderburg, each one to subscribe their names as witnesses to the execution thereof.

Thereupon, this deponent and said John Vanderburg in obedience to said request, accordingly subscribed their names as witnesses at the end of said instrument, in presence of said Joseph Ferris and of each other. This deponent further saith, that the said Joseph Ferris at the time he so executed the said will was a citizen of the United States, an inhabitant of the County of Wayne, of full age, of sounded disposing mind and memory, in all respects competent to make a will, and not under any restraint. And that the said will now appears in all respects as when so executed, without any alteration, obliteration or erasure whatsoever.

Sworn this 7th day of April, 1884, before me, Geo. OBaker

T. W. Collins, Surrogate [signature]


COUNTY OF WAYNE, ss: John Vanderburg of the town of Galen in the county of Wayne, being duly sworn and examined before Hon. Thaddeus W Collins, Surrogate of the said County of Wayne, desposeth and saith, that he was well acquainted with Joseph Ferris in his lifetime, and was present and saw the said Joseph Ferris subscribe his name at the end of the instrument in writing now produced and shown to this deponent, bearing date the second day of November, 1874, purporting to be the last will and testament of the said Joseph Ferris, deceased. That the said Joseph Ferris at the time he sells subscribe did declared the said instrument to be his last will and testament and requested this deponent and one Geo. OBaker, to subscribe their names as witnesses to the execution thereof.

Thereupon, this deponent and said Geo. OBaker the in obedience to said request, accordingly subscribe their names as witnesses at the end of said instrument, in the presence of the said Joseph Ferris and of each other. This deponent further saith, that the said Joseph Ferris at the time he so executed the said will was a citizen of the United State, an inhabitant of the County of Wayne, of full age, of sound disposing mind and memory, in all respects competent to make a will, and not under any restraint. And that the said will, now appears in all respects as when so executed, without any alteration, obliteration or erasure whatsoever.

Sworn this 7th day of April, 1884, before me.

T. W. Collins, Surrogate John Vanderburg

[signature] [signature]

Joseph also on June 29, 1863, donated this one-half acre of land in Savannah, New York to be used for a cemetery plot – Ferris Cemetery – Pilgrims Rest.

Born to them were:

( WASHINGTON FERRIS born 1829 Wayne Co NY; married Cordelia Snyder born c1833 Wayne Co NY, and born to them were:

( LUCRETIA FERRIS born c1852 Wayne Co NY and died February 7, 1875 Savannah, Wayne, NY

( NATHANIEL FERRIS born c1854 Wayne Co NY

( JOSEPH FERRIS II born c1856 Wayne Co NY

( RHENA FERRIS born c1858 Wayne Co NY

( JONAS FERRIS born c1860 Wayne Co NY

( CALEB H. FERRIS born c1863 Wayne Co NY

( CORDELIA A. FERRIS born 1865 Wayne Co NY; married 1887 James Errett Cushman (1860-1932) of Jerome, Idaho [son of Prentice & Margaret]; and born to them were:

( HAZEL GERTRUDE CUSHMAN born 1888; married Walter W. Wyckoff

( PALMER HALL CUSHMAM born April 28, 1891 Savannah, Wayne, NY; Bethany College, Lindsbory KS, 1908; assistant managing director, International Harvester Co, South Africa; served in WWI 1918-19, Sergeant, Co. E, 9th Motor Supply Train; resided Salt Lake City UT; charter member of Utah Mayflower Society; married May 16, 1915 Ruth Virginia Allen born December 5, 1888 Neodesha KS; in 1960 she was the State Regent, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

( JAMES FERRIS CUSHMAN born 1896 – a WWI Vet


( ELMER FERRIS born c1870 Wayne Co NY

( CALEB H. FERRIS born December 11, 1829 Wayne County NY and died there March 27, 1864; buried Ferris Cemetery (Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery) Savannah, Wayne, NY (Tombstone photo)

( JULIA FERRIS (Judah) born (October 22, 1831) 1832 Wayne Co NY; 1880 resided Auburn, Cayuga, NY; married Vaughn Sweet [son of Isaac & Sarah (Vaughn) Sweet] born c1798 Throop, Cayuga, NY; 1850 resided Schuyler, Herkimer, NY; and born to them were:


( JOSEPH F SWEET born April 19, 1862 – same comment as for his brother!


( ROBERT VAUGHN SWEET, M.D., born April 25 1865 Throop, Cayuga, NY – which means his dad would have been 67y old when Robert was conceived – unlikely!, and died June 15, 1946; buried Rochester Cemetery, Rochester NH; attended Port Byron Academy, Port Byron NY; medical prep course Cornell U, 1883-85, graduating from Cornell 1885; for a time after his graduation he taught school and was principal of Rose Union School, Rose NY; 1888 graduated from the NY Homeopathic College in NYC and that same year went to Rochester and started his medical practice; doctor in Rochester, Strafford, NH; twice Mayor of Rochester; 1st Democrat named Mayor of Rochester, elected in 1895 and then again in 1916; when Willliam Jennings Bryan was nominated for President, Robert withdrew from the Democratic party; married June 28, 1892 in Rochester, Emma Josephine Wallace [dau of Ebenezer Gowell & Sarah Esther (Greenfield) Wallace] born October 18, 1868 Berwick, York, ME and died January 21, 1925 Rochester; and born to them were:


A Letter from Aunt Sarah Riddick Sweet

Dear Ginny,

I will try to remember all the stuff that Marion told me. Marion said that Dick’s father, Robert, fell in love with the woman who lived in the vacation home next to his up in Maine. There were two houses side by side just alike. Margery’s family lived in the other house. They must have married in the summer after Robert’s first year at Dartmouth. Married students were not allowed and they asked him to leave. Dr. Sweet was very upset about the situation and refused to support them. Robert worked at many low level jobs until some bank in Boston hired him. Both Jane and Judy told me that he was playing around with women and had to leave Boston. That is when he went to New York to work. As you know New York is much more liberal that Boston, especially in that day. Her mother’s best friend introduced Marion to Robert at lunch in NYC. She fell in love with him immediately as he was very handsome and very funny and very athletic. I don’t know what caused the scaring on Josephine’s face but it did not keep Dr. Sweet from loving her! The story about Dr. Sweet is that he was a principal of a school in Troop County, NY but was very ambitious. When he saw a man drive by in a fine carriage pulled by beautiful horse she was told that he was the town doctor and the richest man in town! Dr. Sweet then decided to become a doctor! He went to Cornell Medical School in NYC but never graduated according to the school records. It was a homeopathic school at that time. He then went to Rochester, NH (we don’t know why) and told a friend that he would marry the richest woman in town! He was the most eligible bachelor and much sought after but chose Josephine! Because they were the MOST PROMINENT FAMILY they controlled the town, as they owned the largest business in town (shoe factory). Dr. Sweet became the President of the Racetrack Association and eventually was elected Mayor of the town. He must have been a likable and intelligent fellow! The kids grew up in the country club life. Since Dr. Sweet was working and Josephine had a heart condition after bearing all those children I am sure the kids got away with a lot. (Remember that there was no anesthesia in those days so all the children were born by natural childbirth!) From the stories that I have heard from all the family members, Dick’s father must have been quite a handful! The chocolate on his mouth in that photo is an indication that he was quite mischievous! Polly Matthews told us the reason that Dr. Sweet bought the Maine house was to make life easier for his wife! However, when she told us that they traveled to Maine by horse and carriage, I now have a new appreciation for how very hard life was in those days. They tied the cow to the back of the buggy so that the children would have fresh milk! Can you imagine how slow they would have to travel and how long the trip must have been! Dick tells me that his memory of Dr. Sweet was of a very proper gentleman who always wore a suit – even at the Maine house! He never drank any alcoholic drink. Marion told me that once when he came for a visit she offered the doctor a beer and was surprised when he accepted! Dick said before his visits to the Maine house they would hide all the liquor bottles in the basement. He remembers the kids lining up the bottles on the sea wall and getting into trouble for that! When we visited Polly Matthews in Schenectady, NY Marion warned us that she would serve iced tea which was fine with me because that is how I grew up! We looked at the many interesting photos of Dr. Sweet’s family. The women wore long dress even when playing croquet on the lawn and the doctor was always dressed in a suit! There was great emphasis on intellectual development. At the table Dick’s father would quiz the kids on the state capitals and such intellectual games. I found the Sweet family a very fascinating group of people. Aunt SARAH


Dr. Sweets’ home after his death in 1946 was turned into the Edgemere Hotel, which was destroyed by fire in 1953.

( ROBERT VAUGHN SWEET II born January 7, 1897 Rochester, Strafford, NH and died July 24, 1954 Ridgewood, Bergen, NJ; Dartmouth College; banker; resided Ridgewood NJ 1946; married 1st December 16, 1916 in Hartford, Windsor, VT Marjorie Coffin Forbes born December 1, 1894 Worcester, Worchester, MA; 2d November 1935 in Rochester NH, Marion Wilcox [dau of Richard & Virginia (Jones) Wilcox] born January 31, 1908 NY and died October 28, 1997 Ridgewood, and they had 3 kids; and born to him and Marjorie were:

( JANE SWEET born 1918 and apparently died as an infant

( JANE SWEET born May 1919 Rochester, Strafford, NH and died January 18, 1978 Raleigh, Wake, NC; married in Ridgewood NJ, Williard Farrington Babcock born March 14, 1917 MA; and born to them was:


( JUDITH SWEET born June 6, 1920 Rochester NH

( PAULINE SWEET born June 16, 1893 Rochester, Strafford, NH and died June 17, 1968; resided Springfield MA 1946; married Frank L. Harold Sjostrom born June 24, 1889 RI and died March 30, 1960; a WWI Vet; they lived in Florida and owned a motel, possibly in the Fort Lauderdale area

( BARBARA SWEET born January 16, 1902 Rochester, Strafford, NH; resided Albany NY 1946; married Stanley Putnam

( CARLYLE WALLACE SWEET born February 19, 1895 Rochester NH; resided Fort Lauderdale FL 1946

( DONALD ADAMS SWEET born April 11, 1900 Rochester NH; resided there 1946


( SARAH FERRIS born March 17, 1834 Savannah, Wayne, NY and died September 1, 1918 Lyons, Wayne, NY; married April 26, 1855 in Savannah, Aaron F. Hall [son of Andrew Storrs & Tirzah Maria (Chapin) Hall] born August 26, 1833 Savannah, Wayne, NY and died there March 5, 1909; both buried there Ferris Cemetery (Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery); he enrolled in Company A, 9th New York Heavy Artillery December 14, 1863 and was mustered in at Auburn NY as a Private; on July 6, 1865 he was transferred to Company L, 2d Regiment New York Heavy Artillery and mustered out as a Corporal September 29, 1865 Washington, D.C.; received pension; farmer 1860-80; 1866-67 resided Van Buren Co MI; 1867-74 resided Cass Co MI; 1874 returned to Wayne Co NY;

The following is from a copy of a document in the Hall family file at the Wayne County Historian’s office, Lyons, New York:

Recev’d of Aaron F. Hall in Civil War Co. A. Ninth N.Y. Artillery. enlisted, Dec. 14, 1863. Honorabl(y) Discharged Oct. or Nov. 1865. Private raised to the rank of Corporal. First Engagement Cold Harbor, Virginia (7 miles from Richmond) lasting 12 days. 14,000 lost 1/2 hr. 1,000 dead and wounded “Gen. Grant com.” In 6th Corps Gus Wright, his commander (discription of battle matter of history). From Cold Harbor, then marched across the Chickaharmony river & James River to sprint in front of Petersburg where they made a change June 22, (18)64. Their was taken sick with typhoid fever & was moved to Davids Island near N.Y. Remained in Hospital about 5 weeks. While away his corps took part in battle of Moiruckacy 3rd division (Uncle A. S. Hall was taken prisoner there and was placed in Danville Prison where he remained 6 months. suffering allmost the tortures of death). On his return went back to Petersburg & remained about one day, their took steamboat on the Potomac River, landing at Alexander at distribution camp. Their from their joined his regiment in Shenandoah Valley near Winchester, Va., about 3 days before the battle of Winchester, while did not take part in the battle owing to their being a shortage of guns for those that had just returned from hospital, but had the privilege of watching the engagement from 1st to last. Saw the enemy defeated battle lasted almost 9 hrs. Gen. P. H. Sheridan, Com.) (Col. Snyder, com. of his regiment.) From their, after getting gun fixed (two words illegible), moved to Cedar Creek where was promoted after the Battle of Cedar Creek to the rank of Corporal for efficient service, Did not do much all this time, had plenty of Army rations. Enjoyed a soldir’s life in various ways. Our corps was moved in front of Petersburg, in winter quarters & our principal duty was out on picket duty guarding (?)works, etc. remained until Apr. 2nd when the Battle of Petersburg took place. ? carried in before midnight, all along the lines which fairly shook the north, during the time commanding the infantry was being moved in front, while the ?, his corps could be located as the 2nd was was in ourleft & the 9th Corps was on the right, later, was composed north of ? troops, just upon daylight the line was broken & the (missing word) was vacated. Richmond forts & guns were captured even turned their own guns in there. We followed them closely, overtaking them at Sailors Creek when a battle took place, resutling in the capture of Gen. Custus Lee, Gen. Ewell, & all their men, numbering from 8 to 10,000, Apr. 6, (65), afterward followed the Army until Apr. 9 when Gen. Lee’s army surrendered, Gen. Peschette Com. of Div. & Gen. Wright, Com. of his corps. During the summer moved to different forts along the Potomac River until the Grand River, which took place in Washington (date refers to history), stayed their during the summer until was discharged, returning home to visit my family & friends whom had not seen during my service.

(This is at the end of the document. An asterisk precedes the first word, although there is no corresponding asterisk within the document, so it is not clear where this is supposed to go.)

* While on our way, by an accident apprently one of our men fell overboard, but instead of sinking, surfaced to float, keeping his head above water until our boat passed around a corner. There is was (?) that he made headway toward shore, and about this time 4 or 5 men fell overboard making about the same exhibition as no one swimming hard for them to sink, which (?) excited the suspicion of the officers, and orders were given at once to slacken the speed, lower a row boat, man it, & capture or rescue the unfortunates. A hundred day officer was detailed to take charge, while here were plenty of ment to assist. 5 or 6 more men anxious like the rest to gain laurels that their name might go down in history, either for bravery or something else took their paddles & (?) and worked with a delirium of effort to overtake the unfortunates but a little to late as they had swum ashore and made tracks which led to their escape & on reaching the land they all jumped ashore. Officer in toward midstream with instructions to paddle his own canoe as he saw fit & with shockingly apparent pleasure joined the ranks of those that had made land a few min. begfore, which proved a well

concocted plan brought about. Doz. to desert. While laying here, many became harried, discouraged, faint-hearted & (?). Others were captured & were shot every Friday, was the day always set aside for the week.

And born to them were:

( FRANKLIN STORRS HALL born April 10, 1856 Savannah, Wayne, NY and died August 3, 1918 Albuquerque NM; buried there Fairview Cemetery (Photo); general agent for Masonic Life Insurance Co, Albuquerque; proprietor of Ideal Poultry Farm, Albuquerque; 2007 – there is an Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms, Inc in Cameron TX – connected?; married December 25, 1878 in Savannah, Lydia A Long [dau of Charles & Martha] who died after Frank; and born to them were:


( SARAH HALL born c1885 MI; resided 1930 Los Griegos, Bernallilo, NM; public school teacher 1920-30; married 1st a Mr Moore born OK and they had a child; married 2d c1911 Edward L Yott born c1887 IL; and born to her and Ed was:

( VIVIAN YOTT born c1920 Bernallilo NM

( CALEB H. HALL born December 18, 1857 Savannah, Wayne, NY and died there 1929; 1880 farmer laborer; 1892 farmer; married c1877 in NY, Deborah Petteys born October 1858 NY and died 1949 Savannah NY; both buried there Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery; and born to them were:


( AARON HALL born December 1880 NY

( LESTER HALL born May 1885 NY

( ERNEST HALL born August 1887 NY

( ROSWELL HALL born November 1891 NY

( LEON JOSEPH HALL born August 1894 NY and died May 10, 1912 when hit by a trolley car; buried Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery, Savannah NY

( JOHN A. HALL born April 3/30, 1859 Savannah, Wayne, NY and died January 16, 1939 Bladen, Webster, NE; buried there; farmer and stock raiser, teacher; married Flora Marvell born December 1861 IL; and born to them were:

( LYLE HALL born September 1892 NE

( TERRY HALL born May 1895 NE

( IVA HALL born March 1900 NE

( VAUGHN SWEET HALL born March 30, 1861 Savannah, Wayne, NY and died October 22, 1933 Bladen, Webster, NE; dealer in coal and lumber; 1920-30 banker; married April 28, 1886 in Red Cloud, Webster, NE Nettie Blanche Arnold [dau of John & Lorinda] born 1866 Marcellus, Cass, MI and died October 11, 1946 Bladen NE; both buried there Plainview Cemetery, NE (cemetery and tombstone photo); and born to them were:

( GRACE HALL born March 1887 NE

( STANLEY MARK HALL born April 28, 1890 Bladen, Webster, NE and died January 10, 1966 North Platte, Lincoln, NE; buried there North Platte Cemetery; banking and life insurance; 1920 vice president of bank; 1930 automobile salesman; married 1st August 2, 1911 in Campbell, Franklin, NE Orise M Gaudreault [dau of Hilaire & Malvina (Plante) Gaudreault] born December 2, 1888 Campbell NE and died February 3, 1928 Portland OR; buried Hastings NE; married 2d unk; he and Orise had 4 kids

( VAUGHN A HALL born October 1891 NE

( JOHN R HALL born March 1894 NE; 1930 manager of lumber yard presumably at Bladen NE; married c1917 in NE, Phyllis {maiden name unk} and they had 2 kids

( HOWARD A HALL born February 2, 1897 NE and died June 1971 NE; 1920 bank cashier; 1930 assistant bank cashier; married c1929 in NE, Ethel S {maiden name unk}

( JOSEPH O. HALL born March 4/31, 1862 Savannah, Wayne, NY and died May 29, 1936 Walla Walla WA; buried Portland OR; 1920 public school principal; 1930 public school teacher; married December 28, 1887 in NY, Anna M Radford born c1863 NY;

The following is a copy of a letter written by Joseph O. Hall. The letter was transcribed in longhand, a copy of which is in the Hall family files at the Wayne County (New York) Historian’s Office in Lyons, Wayne, New York:

March 17, 1900

Dawson Yukon “Territory”

Dear Mother,

I am not at work this afternoon so I thought the very best thing I could do was to write home. I suppose you have heard before this that I still have the old gold fever and had started again for the north. I left home the eighth of Jan. and set sail from Seattle on the Cottage City the (illegible) was an ocean trip never to be forgotten. The first 4 days out the weather was very fine. On the fifth day, we came across a passenger boat called the City of Seattle. She was on her return trip from Alaska with about 100 people aboard and in a gale had lost her propellar and had been drifting for 14 hours. When one came across her she lay within 20 ft. of a reef of rocks and still drifting in a very heavy sea. Our boat tried six times before they could get a rope fastened to her then we towed her back to Juneau. We lay in that port till the next day and started again for the north. About 2 PM we struck one of the most terrific storms I have ever experienced anywhere. The wind was accompanied by snow which was so thick that we couldn’t see 4 feet from the boat. The captain lost his bearings so we turned around and drifted with the wind for an hour then turned again and fought the storm for 3 hours. These tactics were kept up for 16 hours. You may imagine how we all felt that long night in a narrow channel filled with rocks & icebergs, wind whistling through the riggings, men and women crying, some almost insane. Crew as badly frightened as the others when the boat wouldn’t turn. We had to hold on chairs & tables to keep from being thrown from one side of the boat to the other. However we were all saved and I hope to have us all alive so I can tell you all particulars in the near future. We had to stay in Skagway 3 weeks before we could get over the summit of the mountains. We had 4 dogs, one horse with us to bring in our clothing, provisions and camping outfit. There were 4 in our party and it took 21 days from (illegible) to come in. We followed the Yukon river nearly all the way, a distance of nearly 600 miles, walked all the way. We pitched our tent every night, but two. The weather for 7 or 10 days was from 50 to 63 degrees below zero. The coldest night we kept fire for ourselves and horse. It seems almost incredible for people to believe that have never experienced such extreme cold that it possible to keep comfortable under such conditions. As a testimonial I’m alive and never felt stronger in my life. The only bad features is, it is a very hard country on the hair. I am almost entirely gray, both beard & hair. So don’t be surprised to see a gray-haired son on my return. I sold my two dogs for $110. Had I got here 4 weeks earlier could have sold them for $150 each as there was a great demand for them by people going over the ice to Nome. Our party will remain here till the river breaks up, then we will start for the same place. We expect to reach there about 3 weeks before the people do by the all-water route. At present, we are at work on a mine on Eldorado Creek, and one of the richest in this country. I can tell you more in a half-hour when I see you than I can write in a week so will not attempt to write. I thought you would like to hear from me from this point more especially that I am well. I heard from Anna and children through a letter dated the 20th of Feb. They are well & she is still teaching. Irma writes every week, so does Helen. They always write the new words she has learned through the week. Anna & I talked over my trip some time before I started and we came to the conclusion I had better try once more and if do not make it this time will give it up and go back to the old way. I want to do well enough at least to visit you all sometime next year. Shall not leave a stone unturned in the trial. I think Anna & the children will go home this summer. She is quite anxious to come north with me if I get hold of anything worth our attention. Well, Mother, this is your birthday and all you can conceive how I should like to drop in and give you a surprise. I sincerely hope you & Father are well & I will remain so to a good old age. I should like to be in a position to be present at all of your future birthdays and be sure of a long list before me. Give my love to Caleb & family, Oscar & family & I wish to be remembered to all friends. Write me at Dawson, Yukon Territory and if it does not reach me in time, I will have it forwarded. I send a kiss & hug for each birthday. I should like to hear from Father, in fact from you all, in a long letter. Good bye, J. O. Hall


J. O. Hall, 74, former Portland school principal, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. P. Heilman, 314 Juniper street. He had served as principal of a school in Portland until four years ago when he retired from teaching and came here to make a home with his daughter. Hall was born March 31, 1862, in Savannah, N.Y., and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Helen M. Driver of Glendale, Calif., and Mrs. Heilman; a brother, Oscar Hall of Savannah, N.Y., and two grandchildren. He was a member of the Mount Tabor Masonic Lodge of Portland, a Presbyterian church in Portland, the United Artisans and Woodmen of the World. The body will be sent to Portland for interment.

And born to them were:

( IRMA M HALL born c1891 NY; 1895-1930 resided Portland OR; married c1919 Harry P Heilman [son of Edgar W & Lucy P] born c1889 IL (1900 at Decatur IL); 1920 Second Mate on a freighter; 1930 salesman;

( HELEN M HALL born c1895 OR; 1920 public school teacher Portland OR; married a Mr Driver

( OSCAR F. HALL born February 27/28, 1868 Michigan and died December 18, 1948 Savannah, Wayne, NY; 1892-1948 farmer; married apparently 1st Della Faith McDonald born Jun2 9, 1876 and died 1947; buried Bulter-Savannah Cemetery, Savannah NY; 2d November 17, 1889 in Savannah, Harriet E Silver [dau of Harvey O & Fanny L (Sergeant) Silver] born October 4, 1873 Joy, Wayne, NY and died February 16, 1907 Savannah; both buried Ferris Cemetery (Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery), Savannah, Wayne, NE; (are marriages reversed?) and he and Harriet had 7 kids, 5 of which were:

( HARVEY O HALL born September 5, 1890 Savannah, Wayne, NY and died there September 15, 1919; buried there Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery

( HILDA GERTRUDE HALL born October 27, 1895 Savannah, Wayne, NY

( HAROLD S HALL born November 6, 1898 Savannah, Wayne, NY and died there April 4, 1929; buried there Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery; WWI Vet; 1925 painter; married Ruth M Harvie born November 1898 NY; and they had 4 kids, 2 of which were:

( HARVEY CLEMENT HALL born October 22, 1922 Savannah NY and KIA November 22, 1942; USN Pharmacists Mate 2d Class

( ROBERT L HALL born November 28, 1924 Wayne Co NY and KIA August 15, 1943; USMC Private First Class

( HERMAN J HALL born September 11, 1911 Savannah NY and died there March 14, 1991; buried there Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery; farmer; married October 3, 1936 in Auburn NY, Mary A Yantch [dau of Walter & Anna (Kirwin) Yantch] born July 16, 1916 Auburn, Cayuga, NY and died January 31, 2002 Savannah; and they had 5 kids

From the Finger Lakes Times (Wayne County, New York), 6 JAN 1983. Written by Daniel Berger:
SAVANNAH – Herman Hall has lived on East Church Street for 38 years. And he can tell you where to find him for eternity, too, because he’s got his resting place already picked out. When Hall dies, he will be laid to rest in the Ferris Cemetery – also known as Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery – on Hadden Road, in a plot that has been in his family for nearly a century. When his time comes, Hall will join seven generations of his family that have been buried in Ferris Cemetery, and nine generations of Halls that have been buried in Savannah. Hall isn’t exactly on his deathbed, though. He’s 71 years old and feisty enough to have raised the dead for a half-hour at a recent Savannah Town Board meeting. Hall told the board it has a responsibility to take care of the Ferris Cemetery, named for one of its occupants, Hall’s great-grandfather, Joseph Ferris. And Hall let the board know that he didn’t like the disappearance of another, smaller cemetery on Wilsey Road, which he said was swallowed up when the town widened the road. The first Halls to settle in Savannah are buried in that cemetery, referred to in old records as the Gravelly Graveyard. Aaron (1764-1824), Herman Hall’s great-great-great-grandfather, and Aaron Jr. (1786-1824), left Mansfield, Conn. in 1815 to sink new roots in Savannah. Hall lived near the graveyard as a child and can remember passing one surviving gravestone on his way to the old Cook’s Grammar School, which stood on nearby Cook’s Hill Road. That single tombstone was observed in 1940 during a tombstone count taken by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Hall said. Someone reported seeing it in a ditch a quarter-mile away years ago, he said, but nothing was ever done about it. Hall said he’d be willing to put up new stones to mark the approximate graves of his ancestors, if the town would mark and fence off the property. Supervisor Donald G. Colvin said the matter was complicated because the property isn’t marked on deeds of the surrounding property. Colvin asked Councilman Russell Hadden, whose parents live nearby, to check into it. According to state law, said Wayne County Historian Marjory Allen Perez, towns are responsible for old or abandoned cemeteries. There are more than 100 cemeteries in Wayne County, she said, including small family plots which get harder to find as they deteriorate and the earth swallows them up. The Gravelly Graveyard was on the southeast corner of property once owned by the first Aaron Hall, said his descendant. Hall believes the exact site is now a roadside ditch at Wilsey and Reed roads. A hedgerow stretching from there to Hadden Road marks the southern boundary of the original Aaron Hall property. Hall said he has been interested in the cemeteries since he was a child because of the personal history they contain. And he’s been taking care of the southern half of the Ferris Cemetery for many years. His care has made a dramatic difference in the graveyard’s appearance. The half he tends is level and neatly mowed, with properly aligned gravestones. The other half, where Joseph Ferris rests, is overgrown with weeds. Monuments there teeter in every direction on uneven ground. “The stones (on our half) were sunk, too, just like the others, when I started,” Hall said. “I raised them with dirt, leveled them, seeded and turfed all around. If someone wanted to do something for the community, and put his back into it, it could be the way it should be.” Hall has a thick file devoted to his family’s genealogy. A cousin of his, George Pink of California, has done extensive research in recent years to document the family’s history. Eecords from the Plymouth, Mass., library and other records have confirmed a direct line of Halls going back to Theophilus, 1719-1747. The birth and death dates of Theophilus’s father, Lt. William Hall, are uncertain, Herman Hall said, but he’s hoping the lieutenant’s father will be shown to have been a Mayflower passenger. Hall’s cousin also used what are said to be the best genealogical records in the world, belonging to the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City. Mormon missionary Hugh Cecil of Lyons said church workers compile every birth and death record they can find, Mormon and non-Mormon alike. Mormons believe in baptizing people posthumously, Cecil said, to give them a chance to accept the Gospel when already in the afterlife. So Hall has a long family tree to keep track of, one that along one line stretches back to 1540 in England. From Aaron Hall to Michelle Hall, a six-year-old girl who died in an auto accident in 1977, nine generations of his family are buried in Savannah. A grandson, John Hall II, died a day after his birth last February in Phoenix, Ariz., where Hall’s son John lives. But the infant’s body was shipped back to Savannah so that it could be buried in the family plot in the Ferris Cemetery. Hall tends the child’s grave, as he does those of his other relatives. And he’s sure that when his time comes, another Hall will take care of him.

( HESTER CECELIA HALL born March 8, 1913 Savannah NY and died there December 18, 1913; buried there Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery

( DOLLY JANE FERRIS born December 6 1842 Savannah, Wayne, NY and died 1914 Savannah, Wayne, NY; married 1860 John Davis [son of Ira] born July 1835 MI and died 1909 Wayne Co NY; both buried Pilgrim’s Rest (Ferris Cemetery), Savannah NY; and born to them were:

( JEFFERSON DAVIS (1862-1890) b. & d. Wayne County NY; buried Ferris Cemetery (Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery)

( SARAH LUCRETIA DAVIS born January 1863 Savannah, Wayne, NY

( MARGARET DAVIS born October 1864 Savannah, Wayne, NY

( IRA DAVIS born 1866 Savannah, Wayne, NY

( JULIA DAVIS born 1868 Savannah, Wayne, NY

( DANIEL O’CONNELL DAVIS (1870-1942) b. & d. Wayne County NY; married Nora {maiden name unk} (1875-1899); both buried Ferris Cemetery (Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery) – apparently named after his Uncle Daniel

( ANNA L DAVIS born 1874 Savannah NY

( NELLIE DAVIS born 1877 Savannah NY

( DANIEL O’CONNELL FERRIS born August 21, 1844 Savannah, Wayne, NY and died there 1923; received a good school education and at the age of 21y began operating a farm of 130 acres in Savannah; Civil War Vet; farmer; married December 23, 1871 Lucy L. Patrick [dau of Frederick & Nancy] born October 1850 Marcellus, Cass, MI died 1927 Savannah, Wayne, NY; both buried Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery (Ferris Cemetery), Savannah, Wayne, NY (Tombstone photo); and born to them were:

( LULU FERRIS born June 6, 1874 Wayne Co NY and died there October 9, 1883

( GRACE FERRIS born July 25, 1877 Savannah, Wayne, NY and died 1958; married Charles Messner born c1880 NY; and born to them were:

( JOHN MESSNER born May 9, 1911 Wayne Co NY and died December 1986 Fulton, Oswego, NY; married 1st Lillian {maiden name unk}; married 2d Louise {maiden name unk}. Born to John and one of his wives was:

( RUTH MESSNER married John Herman

( LUCY MESSNER c1912 Wayne Co NY; married Carl Venier and born to them were:

( JANICE VENIER married Halstead Vanderpol

( JULIE VERNIER married Alan Greene and they had at least two children

( LOIS MESSNER born c1918 Wayne Co NY; married Sheldon McGrath and born to them were:


( PATRICIA MCGRATH married John Holdenbaum

( MARILYN MCGRATH married Don Hook and they had at least one son:



( EVA FERRIS (Eveline) born August 3, 1879 Wayne Co NY; married Jesse Robson and born to them were:

( KATHERINE ROBSON married Gilbert Mahon and born to them were:

( MARTHA MAHON married Mr. McCullough and born to them were:




( NANCY MAHON married Wayne Dow

( BARBARA MAHON married, gentleman’s name unk, and they had a son:



( FLOYD DELOS FERRIS (1883-1955) married Grace C {Coleman} (1897-1921) (information withheld as per Rick Ferris) (Tombstone photo)

( FLOSSY FERRIS (Florence) born July 2/9, 1891 Savannah NY and died young of typhoid fever, Wayne Co NY; married Fred Tuck and born to them was:

( RUSSELL TUCK born c1910 Wayne Co NY and died c1989; Russell was adopted by his grandfather, Daniel O’Connell Ferris and raised him as Russell Ferris. Russell married, Phyllis {maiden name unk} born June 21, 1912 and died February 1990. Born to them were:

( RUSSELL FERRIS, JR married Ilma {maiden name unk}

( RICHARD FERRIS married Joan {maiden name unk}

( MARGARET FERRIS (1846-1852) Savannah NY

( JOSEPH FERRIS (1848-1852) Savannah NY

( DOLLY FERRIS (1851-1852) Savannah NY

( NELSON FERRIS (1852-1906) Wayne Co NY; married June 20, 1877 Ida Marie Seaman [dau of Irving] born January 15, 1858 and died 1943 Wayne Co NY; and born to them were (not in birth sequence):

( MARIE JUNE FERRIS born May 17, 1897; married Ray Bixler; George Martin; and as 1 of his 3 wives, Claude John O’Tier [son of Frank & Magdalena-Leah (O’Meal) O’Tier] born August 5, 1895 East Palmyra, Wayne, NY and died December 10, 1970; buried East Palmyra Cemetery; and born to her and Ray was:

( KATHERINE BIXLER (Catherine F) born June 2, 1918

Born to Marie and apparently her 3d husband, Claude, were:

( JOHN J O’TIER Jr (Jack) born April 24, 1921 and died 1992; married Julia Selewacz (1923-2001) and they had offspring

( HARRY O’TIER married Susan Avery and they had offspring

( RALPH O’TIER married Ursula Kramer and they had offspring; married Sally Frazier; Toni {maiden name unk}

( LULA LOUISE FERRIS married March 24, 1892; married January 14, 1914 at Newark NY, Howard James Radley born March 27, 1888 Stafford NY; there is a Howard James Radley Memorial Endowed Scholarship in English, Russell Sage College NY – same guy?; and born to them were:






( WASHINGTON ERNEST FERRIS born May 26, 1878 NY and died August 1972 FL; married in November 1913, Margaret Corbett born November 27, 1902 NY and died October, 1982 FL

( BERTHA ELIZABETH FERRIS born February 6, 1882 and died 1965 Wayne Co NY; married 1st at Fairport NY Charles Stafford; married 2d Hans J. Hanson

( PAUL JOSEPH FERRIS born July 5/8, 1899 Savannah, Wayne, NY and died August 10, 1984 Butler NY; railroad worker; married March 1, 1932 at Spencerport NY Esther May Markle born June 17, 1913 Troy NY and died October 1, 1994 Oswego NY (Tombstone photo). Born to them were:

( ROBERT NELSON FERRIS (1945-) married Joan Gladys Wolfberg and born to them were:





( ALLEN FERRIS (1937-1938) Rochester NY

( LAWRENCE GEORGE FERRIS married Mary Lou Wilson; and born to them were:



( DAPHNE LAUREL FERRIS married James Mayer




( MAUDE BELLE FERRIS born March 4, 1800; married 1st at Syrcause NY, John Greenfield; married 2d Fred Lupient

( STELLA MAY FERRIS (1884-1884)

( WILLIAM WAVERLY FERRIS born May 27, 1885 and died September 16, 1929; married Jennie Cosselman born Clyde NY

( WELLINGTON ALLEN FERRIS born May 16, 1888; married at Palmyra NY, Agnes Adams

( HURLEY W FERRIS born July 5, 1895; marrieEdith Klenage

( HARRY VAUGHN FERRIS born October 12, 1898 and died May 16, 1909

( WILLIAM FERRIS born 1809 [probably Dutchess County] NY and died February 22, 1862 Savannah, Wayne, NY; buried there in Pilgrim’s Rest/Ferris Cemetery. One source has him unmarried; another {see below) says he married between 1860-62 to the widow Anna Brown {maiden name unk}. William was blind. Petition for Administration To the Surrogate of the County of Wayne. The petition of Joseph Ferris respectfully showeth: That William Ferris died at Savannah in said county on or about the twentieth day of February, 1862; That the said William Ferris was an inhabitant of the said County of Wayne at or immediately previous to his death: That no last will and testament of the said deceased has been found or discovered, to the knowledge of your petitioner, and your petitioner believes that the said William Ferris died intestate: That your petitioner has, to the best of his ability, estimated and ascertained the value of the personal property of which the deceased possessed and that the same does not exceed the sum of about three hundred dollars. That the said intestate left a widow, Anna Ferris whose renunciation is hereto annexed and left next of kin whose names and places of residences are as follows: whose renunciation is hereto annexed: Leonard Ferris the father of the said deceased, your petitioner, and Margaret Betts, the wife of Riel Betts of Savannah aforesaid, Nelson Ferris, John A. Ferris and Louisa Hawes, the wife of Elijah Hawes of St. Joseph County, Indiana, Richard Ferris of Cheshire, in the County of Allegan, Michigan, Ellen J. Carkenord, the wife of John Carkenord of St. Joseph County, Michigan, who are brothers and sisters of the said deceased. Your petitioner further showeth, that he is of full age, and prays that letters of Administration be granted to him of the goods, chattels, and credits of the said deceased. Dated this 28th day of April, 1862… Joseph Ferris

( ELLEN JANE FERRIS born March 18, 1812 [probably Dutchess Co] NY and died December 19, 1893 Mendon, St. Joseph. MI; buried there St. Edward’s Cemetery (Photo); married June 20, 1833 John (Carkner) Carkenord born June 30, 1800 [probably Albany Co] NY and died February 1, 1873 Mendon, St. Joseph, MI; buried St. Edward’s Cemetery. This couple migrated from Wayne County NY to St. Joseph County MI late 1840s. Born to them were:

( CATHERINE FRANCES CARKENORD born January 30, 1835, Clyde, Wayne County NY and died September 20, 1923, Chicago, Cook, IL; buried St. Edward’s Cemetery in Mendon MI; married January 1, 1855 in Mendon, Abner L. Tuttle, Sr., born March 29, 1833 Concord OH and died September 13, 1864 Marietta GA; buried Marietta National Cemetery (Photos). Abner was a Private in the Civil War, serving with Company K., 9th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry – died of disease at a Union Field Hospital in Marietta. Catherine received a civil war widow’s pension until the time of her death. Born to them were:

( VIOLA ESMERALDA TUTTLE born November 9, 1856 Mendon, St. Joseph, MI and died April 1, 1937; buried Fairmount-Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs, Cook, IL; married April 16, 1876 in Mendon, Milan H. Eaton born April 16, 1858 Sharon Township MI and died April 19, 1935; buried Fairmount-Willow Hills Memorial Park (Photo). No known offspring.

( LUCETTA TUTTLE (LIZETTA/LIZZIE MAY/MARY) born August 28, 1858 Mendon, St. Joseph, MI and died December 15, 1933 Chicago, Cook, IL; buried Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs, Cook, IL; married May 17, 1879 in Mendon, Ottuuelwood ‘Otto’ Reynolds born January 22, 1858, Hartford, Van Buren, MI and died August 29, 1949 Chesterton, Porter, IN; buried Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park. Otto died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident, which also claimed the lives of his daughter and son-in-law. Born to them were:

( ELWOOD REYNOLDS born March 14, 1880 Hartford, Van Buren, MI and died circa June 1961 Chicago, Cook, IL; married 1st Elizabeth Rhinehert/Rhinehart Flood born August 12, 1881 Schenectady NY and died August 11, 1946 Chicago IL – divorced; married 2d Jenny {maiden name unk}who died c1962 Chicago IL. Born to Elwood and Elizabeth were:

( ANNAMAE REYNOLDS born December 18, 1902 Chicago IL and died September 9, 1994 Phoenix AZ; married 1st c1921 in Chicago, John C. Burnett, Sr., born September 24, 1899 Chicago and died February 1980 Franklin MA – divorced; married 2d May 17, 1930 in Chicago, Harry Irving Ahlgrim, Sr., born July 26, 1903 Bartlett, Cook, IL and died August 24, 1989 Phoenix AZ. Born to Annamae and John were:

( BETTY FRANCIS BURNETT born December 15, 1922 Chicago IL and died November 23, 1998 Birmingham, Jefferson, AL; buried Walker Memorial Gardens, Jasper, Walker, AL; married August 1, 1942 in Chicago, Leo Charles Parnell born May 23, 1919 Hillsboro, Montgomery, IL and died January 6, 1989 Cordova, Walker, AL; buried Walker Memorial Gardens. Leo was an Army Veteran of WWII. Born to them was:

( MARY ANN PARNELL born March 12, 1947 Chicago IL; married 1st March 6, 1967 Joseph David Richardson born August 3, 1947 Seattle WA – divorced; married 2d June 13, 1970 Ivanhoe, Lake, IL Raymond Leroy Sorenson born March 9, 1942 Waukegan, Lake, IL. Mary has 2 kids. She has provided the information for this ‘twig’ of the Tree – thanks Mary!

( JOHN C. BURNETT, JR. born and died November 13, 1924 Chicago IL

( VIOLET REYNOLDS (Mary) born January 5, 1907 Chicago IL and died April 8, 1970 Saginaw, Saginaw, MI; buried North Shore Memory Gardens, Hagar Shores MI (Photo); married 1st December 19, 1922 in Crown Point, Lake, IN, Bernard Clarence Canell/Kennell born August 6, 1904 Duluth MN and died July 11, 1993 Superior, Douglas, WI; buried there Calvary Cemetery – divorced; married 2d c1950 Joseph A. Fetko born August 17, 1916 Chicago IL and died November 8, 1961 Saginaw MI; buried North Shore Memory Gardens. Bernard was a WWII veteran. Born to Violet and Bernie were:

( JAMES F. CANELL born December 26, 1923 Chicago IL and died July 23, 1989 Fennville, Allegan, MI; buried North Shore Memory Gardens – unmarried

( DONA JUNE CANELL born June 25, 1928 Chicago IL and died January 12, 1999 Benton Harbor, Berrien, MI; buried North Shore Memory Gardens; married William B. Bohle born April 4, 1924 Jersey City NJ and died March 1, 2000 Berrien Center MI; buried with wife. They had several kids.

( LILLIAN REYNOLDS born May 19, 1886 Wappeton ND and died August 29, 1949 Michigan City, LaPorte, IN; buried Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs, Cook, IL; married Archie McIntyre born c1882 and died August 24, 1949 Chesteron, Porter, IN; buried with wife. Both killed in car accident – see above. They had one child.

( MARCUS FERDINAND TUTTLE born May 5, 1861 Mendon, St. Joseph, MI and died September 18, 1932 Gold Hills, Jackson, OR; buried Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park; married December 1, 1891 at Chicago IL, Rosa North Harter born September 25, 1868 IN and died September 18, 1932 Gold Hills OR; buried with husband. They were killed in a car accident – passengers in a vehicle driven by their daughter. They had 3 known kids.

( ABNER L.TUTTLE, Jr., born August 21, 1863 Mendon, St. Joseph, MI and died June 10, 1917 Chicago IL; buried St. Edward’s Cemetery in Mendon; married February 28, 1888 in Three Rivers MI, Antimetia Reese/Reis. Abner was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and was in the Illinois National Guard. He received an invalid pension resulting from service-connected illness during his military service. No know offspring.

( MARY ANN CARKENORD born December 17, 1837 Savannah, Wayne, NY and died May 22, 1919 Kalamazoo MI; married William W. Bacon born March 13, 1841 Mendon, St. Joseph, MI and died there April 10, 1911; both buried St. Edward’s Cemetery in Mendon. Born to them were:

( JOHN BACON born c1866 Mendon, St. Joseph, MI; married Esther Walac and born to them was:


( ELLA BACON (Sister Cecilia) born July 17, 1870 Mendon MI and died May 1, 1943 probably Kalamazoo MI; joined the convent of the Sister’s of St. Joseph and became a Nun

( MARGARETTE BACON (Maggie) born August 8, 1872 Mendon MI and died 1956; married George Mumby (c1875-c1950); both buried St. Edward’s Cemetery in Mendon MI. Born to them was:


( WILLIAM BACON, JR., born May 5, 1875 Mendon MI; married Capitola {maiden name unk} and they are believed to have had 3 kids

( MATILDA BACON (Tillie) born November 15, 1879 Mendon MI; married Frank Leany and they are believed to have had 2 kids

( LEONARD FERRIS CARKENORD born January 27, 1839 Savannah, Wayne, NY and died October 16, 1863 Stevenson, Jackson, AL; married November 14, 1858 at Fairfield, Lenawee, MI, Salinda/Celinda Weatherwax born July 4, 1838 Adrian, Lenawee, MI and died September 5, 1925 Carthage, Jasper,MO; buried there in Park Cemetery. Leonard was a Private in the Civil War, serving in Company A., 11th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. In August 1862, he was captured by the Confederate Cavalry forces of John Hunt Morgan near Gallatin TN. He was paroled shortly after his capture and spent several months with the paroled forces at Camp Chase OH. By mid-1863, he was returned to his Regiment and subsequently became ill with dysentery and died in a Union Field Hospital, Stevenson AL. His military records indicate he was buried in Stevenson, but no grave has been located. After Leonard’s death, Salinda moved to Carthage MO where she operated a dress shop for many years. No known offspring.

( NICHOLAS G. CARKENORD born August 17, 1842 Savannah, Wayne, NY and died June 13, 1908 Mendon MI; buried there in St. Edward’s Cemetery. Nicholas was a Private in the Civil War, serving with his brother in Company A.,11th Michigan Vol. Inf. Shortly after his enlisted in 1861, he developed typhoid fever and pneumonia while on duty near Elizabethtown KY. He spent several months confined at the hospital in Bardstown KY and was discharged for medical reasons within a year of his enlistment. He received a Civil War Invalid pension until the time of his death. He never married.

( SARAH ELIZABETH CARKENORD born December 13, 1846 Mishawaka, St. Joseph, MI and died c1855 Mendon, St. Joseph, MI; believed to be buried there at St. Edward’s Cemetery

( WILLIAM PETER CARKENORD born May 14, 1849 Mendon, St. Joseph, MI and died there July 22, 1940; buried there at St. Edward’s Cemetery; married October 16, 1875 in Kalamazoo MI, Helen M. Hoch born April 16, 1852 Vicksburg, Brady Township, MI and died October 28, 1903 Mendon MI; buried with husband. They spent most of their lives on their farm in rural St. Joseph Co where they reared their kids. Born to them were 7 kids whose information family members do not want published – so be it!

( LEONARD FERRIS, JR., born 1814 NY and died 1859 Wayne Co NY – unmarried

( NELSON JAMES FERRIS (photos) born November 8, 1817 Mentz, Cayuga, NY and died October 24, 1899 Mishawaka, St. Joseph, IN; married January 1, 1840 in Palmyra, Wayne, NY, (January 22, 1841 in Seneca Falls NY) Sarah “Sallie” Weeks [dau of David & Polly (Willson) Weeks] born March 20, 1812 Watertown NY (1814 Pamelia, Jefferson, NY) and died December 2, 1912, Mishawaka IN. Both buried Mishawaka City Cemetery (photo).


Mishawaka Enterprise Mishawaka, Indiana Friday, October 27, 1899

Death has been very busy of late cutting down the few remaining pioneers of Mishawaka that noble band of hardy settlers whose energy and thrift first made possible the development of our present wonderfully prosperous surroundings and another prominent name was added to the list on Tuesday morning last when Hon. Nelson Ferris passed peacefully away at his home on East Fourth Street. Mr. Ferris had been a man of remarkable health and vigor and sickness was a thing almost unknown to him. He simply wore out, and his end, which and been gradually approaching for some time was merely dropping into an eternal sleep. Although lacking the advantage of an early education, Mr. Ferris was a man of vigorous mentality, a ready wit and keen tongue. He was an original and ardent Republican, and during the dark days of the war while serving as county sheriff, was a power in the community. Many interesting reminiscences could he and his compatriots relate of those stirring days. At the time of his election as sheriff, Mr. Ferris ran a sawmill at Ferrisville, south of town, which place was named for him. Before and subsequent to this; he resided in Mishawaka, where he for years successfully conducted the old gristmill which stood at the foot of Mill Street and which was burned down some 20 years ago. Of late years he spent much of his time with his son, Waverly, looking after his extensive farming property near the town of Mendon, MI. Nelson Ferris born in Hentz, Cayuga County, New York, November 6, 1817. When 16 years old he moved to Seneca Falls, NY, where he served an apprenticeship in the miller’s trade, which he followed for 25 years. Upon leaving Seneca Falls in May of 1842, he came to Mishawaka and engaged in milling and other business interests. In 1860 he was elected sheriff of St. Joseph County, holding that office during the next four trying years of war and acquitted himself in a manner highly satisfactory to the people. In the fall of 1866 he was elected to represent St. Joseph County in the Indiana legislature and during his term of two years had the honor of voting for the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. As a member of the legislature he served on the committee of claims, prisons and appropriations. In 1850 he was appointed one of the Deputy Marshal’s to take the census of St. Joseph County. Mr. Ferris was married to Miss Sally Weeks in Pamelia, NY, on January 1, 1841. Mr. and Mrs. Ferris commenced their married life in Alloway, NY. To them were born four children, the eldest of who, a son, Morton E., died in Mishawaka, a promising boy of 11 years. Mrs. James K Gore, of Indianapolis, W W Ferris, of Mendon, MI, Mrs. A L Osborn, Jr., of Laporte, with his ever-faithful wife mourns his loss. The funeral was held from the residence, 109 East Fourth Street, yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. H D B MacNiel, rector of St. Paul’s Church, officiating. Interment in the city cemetery. The pallbearers were: H G Niles, John Uline, John Tromp, Chas. Sandiands, and A Gaylor.

Adjutant General and wife Mrs. J K Gore, Indianapolis; W W Ferris, Mendon, MI; and Mr. & Mrs. A L Osborne and son Lawrence, Laporte: and numerous relatives and friends from out of the city attended the obsequies.

NOTE: There is no history of a town named Hentz in Cayuga County, NY, which this, and many other articles regarding Nelson Ferris, list as his birthplace. There is, however, a town in Cayuga County named Mentz, where Nelson’s father, Leonard Ferris is known to have lived prior to his move to Galen, Seneca County, NY [which later became Savannah, Wayne Co., NY] in about 1820. There is also no known town named Pamelia, NY, where this article alleges Nelson and Sally Weeks Ferris were married most probably the name of the town is Palmyra, in Wayne County, NY which is located close to the known Ferris family home in Savannah, NY. The Weeks family was from Palmyra, NY.



Mrs. Nelson Weeks Ferris, aged over 100 years, possibly the oldest woman in St. Joseph County, and one of the oldest in the United States died this morning at 7 o’clock. Death came peacefully at the home of her grand daughter, Mrs. Walter E Roe, 913 Second Street, as a result of old age. She was ill but four days and bedfast but three days. She retained nearly all of her faculties up to the time of her last illness. On March 20, last, she celebrated her 100th birthday anniversary and a reception was given for her by her grand daughter, Mrs. Roe. The aged woman thoroughly enjoyed the affair and received 114 ladies from this city, South Bend, Elkhart, Chicago and Indianapolis. She had seen this great country improve, has seen the old trail give way to railroads, the old wagons to street cars, and sailboats to fast steamships, and has seen South Bend and Mishawaka grow from small towns or villages into large prosperous manufacturing cities. Mrs. Ferris has been a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church ever since she came to Mishawaka.

Mrs. Ferris was formerly Miss Sarah Weeks. She born in Watertown, NY, March 20, 1812, the same year that war with England was declared and four years before Indiana was admitted to statehood. She was then one of a family of six children and is the last one to pass away. One sister lived to be 90 years old and all the others lived to be 70. She came here in 1842 and had lived in this vicinity for 69 years. She was married January 1, 1840 to the late Nelson Ferris. They made the trip to Mishawaka via the great lakes to Detroit, MI and from there to this city on the overland trail. In 1890, Mr. and Mrs. Ferris celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Mr. Ferris passed away on October 26, 1899. Mrs. Ferris had lived in the Mishawaka and South Bend area the past 69 years. Four children were born to them and but two daughters survive, Mrs. J K Gore, of Elkhart and Mrs. Andrew L Osborne, Jr., of Laporte. Funeral arrangements have not been completed but it will be held from the house Wednesday afternoon. Born to them were:

( MORTON EDGAR FERRIS born October 28, 1842 IN (Watertown, Jefferson, NY) and died February 25, 1854 (February 27, 1856) Mishawaka, St. Joseph, IN; buried there in City Cemetery

( ELIZABETH JANE FERRIS ‘Lizzie’ (Photo) born October 5, 1844 Watertown NY (in IN) and died April 4, 1924 Mishawaka, St. Joseph, IN; married January 1, 1869 (1867) in Mishawaka, as his second wife, James Ketchum Gore born August 3, 1837 Dutchess Co NY and died July 8, 1911, Elkhart IN. James served during the Civil War in two different Regiments: 1st in the 6th Michigan Infantry as the leader of the Regimental Band, 1861-62; and second, as Captain of Company H., 138th Indiana Volunteer Infantry in 1864. He also served in the Indiana National Guard and was the State Adjutant General for several years. He received a Civil War Invalid pension.



Former Postmaster Of This City And Adjutant General Of Indiana Succumbs


Locating Here First In 1855, He Attains Majority Here,

And After Civil War Service Becomes Manufacturer

James K Gore a citizen of Elkhart most of the years since he accompanied his parents to this city fifty-six years ago, one of the defenders of the nation in the Civil War, former manufacturer, an ex postmaster or Elkhart, and once Adjutant General of Indiana succumbed at 1:15 PM this afternoon, after lying in an unconscious state since Thursday night. The funeral service will probably be held Tuesday. Col. Gore’s demise occurred at the home of himself and Mrs. Gore, No 308 West Marion Street. Though his health had been declining for a year or so, he had refrained from seeking medical advice until he was stricken with paralysis on June 13, his tongue and one side of his body being affected. The physician who then assumed charge of the patient ascertained hat Col. Gore was a victim of diabetes, this ailment contributing to the difficulties with which the attendants were confronted. The death of Col. Gore removes one of the city’s best known citizens, a man who in his prime was one of the most popular of men engaged in building up this community’s various interests, in social, church and fraternal circles as well as business.


Col. Gore, born in Dutchess County, NY, in 1837, was a son of Samuel C and Ruth Ketchum Gore. Two years later his family moved to Putnam County, NY, and remained there until 1855, Col. Gore, in the meantime, learning the pattern making trade at cold Springs opposite West Point. In 1855 the family came to Elkhart and five years later Col. Gore went to Mishawaka where he was employed in a furniture factory. In 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War, he enlisted with the Sixth Michigan Volunteer Infantry. As leader of the regimental band, going to Baltimore, then to Newport News, New Orleans, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge and finally again to New Orleans, where he was mustered out in 1862, the government having decided to dispense with brass bands in the army. Col. Gore returned to Mishawaka and engaged in the manufacture of chairs but at the expiration of thirteen months raised a company of volunteers and was commissioned its Captain. The company was assigned to the 138th Indiana, going out for 100 days but remaining five months, being engaged in the duty of guarding railroads in the rear of Gen. Sherman’s army in its march through Georgia to the sea.


In 1865 Col. Gore went to Fond du Lac, Wis., where he was employed as foreman of the Union Iron Works. In 1869, he returned to Elkhart, and embarked in the planing-mill and wood working business with john Vanderlip until 1873, when Henry C Wright bought Mr. Vanderlip’s interest and the firm of Gore & Wright was formed. Two years later, Frederick Wright bought H C Wright’s interest in the business, which suffered a serious loss by fire in 1874.

Col. Gore served as Postmaster from 1890 to 1894, and following the election of Governor Mount was Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard, serving in that office during and following the Spanish American War. After retiring from that office he was in business in Indianapolis before returning to Elkhart. Prior to his elevation to the Office of Adjutant General, Col. Gore had been active in the Indiana National Guard, and was Colonel of the Third Regiment I. N. G., at the time Governor Matthews ordered that regiment to Roby to suppress prize-fighting.


Col. Gore was married twice, his first wife, Miss Elizabeth E Field, whom he married in 1862, dying a year later. In 1866, Col. Gore married Miss Elizabeth J Ferris of Mishawaka, who survives him. One son, Morton W Gore, born to this union died in this city of typhoid fever soon after reaching manhood, the loss proving a heavy blow to Col. and Mrs. Gore.

Col. Gore, whose technical title by reason of his tenure as Adjutant General, was Brigadier General, is survived by his wife and the following sisters and brother: Mrs. J T Vanderlip of San Francisco, Mrs. M U Demarest, Mrs. C A Foster and Mrs. Franc Stevens of Elkhart, and John Gore. His mother died December 1, 1910, at the age of ninety-five, and his father died at an advanced age August 17, 1897.

Col. Gore was a member of Elmer post and of Masonic bodies. His church membership was in St. John’s Episcopal parish, of which he was an active member.


MONDAY, JULY 10, 1911

Funeral services of Col. James K Gore will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 4 PM. Tuesday, Rev. L B Hastings officiating. The services will be in charge of the Masons and the Grand Army of the Republic. The body will lie in state at the church from 3 to 4 PM Tuesday.

Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated for the deceased in the church at 7 AM Tuesday.

Born to them was:

( WILLIAM MORTON GORE (Waverly Morton Gore) born c1870 IN and died before October 1902 of typhoid fever

( WILLIAM WAVERLY FERRIS born October 21, 1846 Watertown NY (Mishawaka IN) and died August 26, 1907 Mendon, St. Joseph, MI; buried Mishawaka City Cemetery. He was a veteran of the Civil War serving as a Private in Company H., 138th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. His commander was Captain James K. Gore, his future brother-in-law. He was receiving a Civil War Invalid pension at the time of his death. He never married and seems to have managed his father’s farm property in Mendon MI for several years. Obit: South Bend Tribune, August 31, 1907: William Waverly Ferris, a former well known businessman and manufacturer of Mishawaka, died of cancer in Mendon, Mich, Monday morning at age 61 years. He was one of the pioneer businessmen of Mishawaka and was connected with Andrews Furniture Co., and one of the company of Ferris, Wacks, and Ferris, who operated a sawmill, which was afterwards Ferris, Dodge, & Co., and later the Dodge Manufacturing Co., now the largest pulley works in the world. For the last 25 years, he has been engaged in the agriculture and stock raising business at Mendon. He served in the Civil War in Company H, 138th Regiment Indiana Infantry, and was honorably discharged. He was a Mason and member of Mishawaka Lodge No. 130, F.&A.M. Mishawaka Chapter No. 88, R.A.M. Mishawaka Council No. 19, R.&R.M. Mishawaka Commendary No. 5. He was educated at Fulton IL and Notre Dame, South Bend.

( ROENA ALVARETTA FERRIS born March 5, 1852 Watertown NY (Mishawaka IN) and died April 16, 1921, LaPorte, Laporte, IN; buried there Pine Lake Cemetery; D.A.R. member; married 1st June 23, 1869 in Mishawaka, Seward E. White born c1839 and died in 1872; buried Mishawaka City Cemetery; married 2d October (July) 10, 1877 at Mishawaka, Andrew Laurence Osborn (Osborne, Jr), lawyer [son of Judge Andrew Laurence & Lucy Osborne] born c1855, Laporte County IN and died there July 8, 1927; buried there Pine Lake Cemetery. Born to Roena and Seward was:

( SARAH E. WHITE born c1872, probably IN and was living 1953 East Mishawaka; married c1897 in Mishawaka IN, Walter E. Roe (1874-1926). There are markers for both these individuals at the Mishawaka City Cemetery, however, no death date has been inscribed for Sarah. Born to them were:

( JOHN D. ROE (c1897-)

( INFANT SON ROE died 1906; buried Mishawaka City Cemetery

Born to Roena and her second husband, Andrew, was:

( ANDREW LAWRENCE OSBORNE III born c1879 probably LaPorte Co IN and probably died there c1958; married Lura Bradley (c1880-c1964); both buried Pine Lake Cemetery. Andrew inherited his grandfather Nelson Ferris’ property in Mendon MI after the death of William Waverly Ferris in 1907 – offspring unk

( MARGARET SARAH FERRIS born March 28, 1820 Mentz, Cayuga, NY and died November 11, 1902, at her home three miles east of Clyde, Wayne Co NY; married April 18, 1844 in Auburn NY, as his 2d wife, Rial Peter Betts [son of Nathaniel & Sarah] born February 23, 1804 (March 15, 1805) (cemetery marker has 1803), Washington Co NY and died March 4, 1887 Wayne Co NY; both buried Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery (Holbrook-Ferris Cemetery), Savannah, Wayne, NY (Tombstone photo). From Margaret’s obit: “Mrs. Betts had been an invalid for the past four years but had bourne her sufferings with great patience and resignation to the Divine will, and died a most beautiful Christian death”. Born to them were at least the following:

( RIAL PETER BETTS, JR. died July 9, 1864 Monocacy MD; a Civil War soldier serving as a Private in the 9th New York Heavy Artillery; was killed in action during the battle at Monocacy. The family suspects that he is buried in a National Cemetery near the battlefield, but this remains unconfirmed. A pension was issued to his mother based on his military service in the Civil War – unmarried

( CINDARILLA (CINDERELLA) BETTS born c1846 Wayne Co NY and died there July 22, 1870; married November 12, 1866 in Wayne Co NY Lucius Petteys born c1848 and died February 6, 1901 Wayne Co NY; both buried Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery (Ferris Cemetery), Savannah, Wayne, NY – Lucius was a Civil War veteran having served as a Private in Company H of the 9th New York Heavy Artillery. He was receiving a pension based on his military service at the time of his death. Born to them were:

( RIAL L. PETTEYS born c1868 NY


( BETSY J. BETTS born c1847 probably Wayne Co NY

( CLARY ANN BETTS born January 22, 1849 Savannah, Wayne, NY

( LEONARD W. BETTS born November 6, 1851 Wayne Co NY and died c1934 Lyons, Wayne, NY; buried there Elmwood Cemetery; married Augusta M. {maiden name unk} born c1852 probably Wayne Co NY and died c1922 probably in Lyons NY; buried Elmwood Cemetery. Born to them was:

( HATTIE MAY BETTS (1874-1887) Wayne Co NY; buried Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery (Ferris Cemetery), Savannah NY

( RICHARD DALLIS BETTS born September 2, 1853 Wayne Co NY

( LOUISA BETTS born June 22, 1855 Wayne Co NY

( JOSEPH BETTS born October 6, 1857 Wayne Co NY

( MARY ALBERTINE BETTS (MARY ANN) (Mazy) born December 20, 1859 (1860) (or 1869) probably Wayne Co NY and died there c1919; married Edwin H. Armitage (1850-1908) Wayne Co NY; both buried Pilgrim’s Rest (Ferris Cemetery), Savannah, Wayne, NY; and born to them was:


( PATRICK BETTS born September 8, 1864 Wayne Co NY

( RICHARD R. FERRIS (Photos) born August 7, 1822 Butler, Wayne, NY and died May 28, 1904 Cheshire Township, Allegan Co MI; married April 19, 1851 at Mishawaka IN, Hannah Mary Milburn [dau of Thomas & Ann] born January 1, 1826, England (February 1, 1824 Alston, Cumberland, England) (headstone says January 1, 1824) [came to US 1848] and died November 15, 1900 Allegan Co MI; both buried Pearson Cemetery, Allegan Co MI. Upon his father’s farm, Richard was reared to manhood, and in the district schools of New York partially received his education. He began life for himself at age 18 and two years later sought a home in the West. In Mishawaka IN, he worked in a sawmill yard and afterward was employed in harvesting. Subsequently he spent 8 months as a farm hand in Cass County, then returned to Mishawaka, where he attended a select school during the winter. In the spring he again went to work in the mill-yard for $20 per month and boarded himself. He did the work of two men and his employer, William Wilburn [brother of his future wife], seeing his usefulness, made him a sawyer and he was afterwards given entire charge of the mill, being there employed from the spring of 1845 until 1851, with the exception of ten months in 1849-49, when he was a student at Notre Dame University. In 1850 he moved to Michigan, and for one summer he was employed in a mill in Lawrence, Van Buren County, after which he taught school in the winter of 1850-51. The following spring he returned to Mishawaka and bought a one-eighth interest in a new steam sawmill. In August after his marriage, he sold out and them moved to Lawrence, where he bought a third interest in a mill, helped to rebuild it and followed that business in 1854. In then again sold, and moved to his farm on Section 17, Cheshire Township, Allegan County. Mr. Ferris settled upon a four hundred and eighty acre tract of wild land, eleven miles from Allegan, and built a double log cabin. Indians were still frequent visitors in the neighborhood, few roads had been cut through and the work of development and progress seemed scarcely begun. In May, 1855, Richard began building a saw mill, which he operated for a number of years, when it was totally destroyed by fire. He then built about eighty rods from the old site, but the water afterward failed and he discontinued its operation and began improving his farm. Since then he has given his entire attention to agricultural pursuits and now has three hundred and eighteen acres of valuable land, two hundred and forty of which are highly cultivated. He has cleared and fenced his farm himself and added greatly to its value and attractive appearance by many improvements. He pays considerable attention to the raising of fine grades of sheep and draft and coach horses. His home, which was erected in 1860, is the finest residence in the township and is the abode of hospitality. The members of the family hold a high position in the social world and their friends throughout the community are many. Mr. Ferris is a member of the Catholic Church. His wife belonged to the Congregational Church in England, but of late years has been an active worker in the Methodist Church. With school interests he has been actively identified, has given his children good advantages, and two have been teachers. So efficient was he as member of the Board that those who first opposed him were afterward vociferous in their entreaties for him to continue in office. He cast his first Presidential vote for Henry Clay and supported the Whig party until the organization of the Republican Party with which he has since been identified. He is one of the prominent Republicans in this community and has fought many hard practical battles, especially trying to get the party to embody temperance principals. He served as Clerk in Lawrence Township, Van Buren County, was also School Inspector, and in 1855 was elected Clerk of Cheshire Township. He held the office of School Inspector here until the organization of the school districts. Elected as Representative from his district, Mr. Ferris served in the Legislature in 1871-72, when he declined renomination. During that time he helped elect Thomas W. Ferry to the United State Senate, was Chairman of the Lumber Committee, a member of the Committee on State Prisons and also of the joint committee to visit the penal and reformatory institutions of the State. The cause of temperance ever found in him a staunch advocate, and all social, educational and moral interests received his hearty support. His public and private life are above reproach. He has been a faithful public officer and a valued citizen of the community, who has done much for the upbuilding of the county during his many years of residence here. He has the respect of his many acquaintances and the warm regard of a large circle of friends. One source has these folks as LDS. Born to them were:

( WILLIAM MILBURN FERRIS born c1852 Cheshire Township, Allegan, MI (Lawrence Township, Van Buren, MI); married Minnie Wood – 1892 resided in Waldo KS; and born to them were:



( MARY EVA FERRIS born March 25, 1855 Allegan, Allegan, MI and died Cheshire Township, Allegan Co MI, November 25, 1903; buried Lindsley Cemetery, Cheshire Township; married November 24, 1880 in Cheshire Township, Allegan Co, Robert Charles O’Brien [son of William & Sarah Jeremiah (Drvonish/Deneuish) O’Brien] born June 20, 1846 Rosscommon, Ireland and died in July 1929 (January 20, 1929) Allegan Co MI; buried with Mary. In 1892, resided in Cheshire Township, Allegan Co; he was a farmer. Born to them were (conflicting info about names and dob):

( EMMA V. O’BRIEN born October 6, 1882 Cheshire Township, Allegan Co MI and died April 16, 1943 Allegan Co MI; buried Lindsley Cemetery, Cheshire Township; unmarried

( FLORENCE M. O’BRIEN born April 26, 1884 Cheshire Township, Allegan Co MI and died September 9, 1899 Allegan Co MI; buried Lindsley Cemetery, Cheshire Township

( RICHARD O’BRIEN born April 30, 1886 Cheshire Township, Allegan Co MI and died January 7, 1887 Allegan Co MI; buried Lindsley Cemetery, Cheshire Township

( MAUD O’BRIEN – apparently died young – another sister named same

( BARBARA F. O’BRIEN born January 1, 1887 Cheshire Township, Allegan Co MI and died April 11, 1905 Allegan Co MI


( MAUD ALICE O’BRIEN born January 14, 1889 Allegan, Allegan, MI and died March 1967 WA; in 1943 resided Eugene OR; same year moved to Clark Co WA; 1953 was a teacher; married O. L. Rhinesmith and born to them was:



( MARY O’BRIEN born October 1894; married Merle Naylor

( EDWARD H. O’BRIEN born January 29, 1896 Cheshire Township, Allegan Co MI; died in an accident as a young man; in 1920 resided in Allegan Co.

( MARGARET CARRIE O’BRIEN born July 18, 1898 Cheshire Township, Allegan Co MI and died in May 1978 Detroit MI; married March 20/21, 1919, Henry Roosevelt Staub born October 18, 1900 New Oxford, Adams County PA and died August 6, 1974 Detroit MI; he was a truck driver. Born to them were:

( CHARLES HOBART STAUB born March 16, 1928 Detroit MI; a life insurance salesman between 1960-90 Detroit MI; married November 4, 1949 in Detroit, Ruth Gwendolyn Mattson born March 29, 1933 Detroit. Born to them were:

( WILLIAM CHARLES STAUB born September 27, 1951 Detroit MI; graduated from BYU with a B.S. in Education 1979; military veteran serving 1969-1993; married August 14, 1971 at Fort Bragg NC Ina Jo Herring born July 28, 1953 Wilmington NC. Born to them were:

( MELANIE RENEE STAUB born October 2, 1972 Bad Canstatt, Germany; married February 9, 1991 at Fort Meade MD, Daniel Garland Morris, Jr., [son of Daniel Garland & Bettie Sue (Conelly) Morris] born October 5, 1972 Baltimore MD; baptized into the LDS Church 1990; and born to them were:

( ANDREA LORYN MORRIS born May 9, 1992 Andrews AFB MD

( ALICIA KORYN MORRIS born December 25, 1993 Grand Forks ND

( ALAYNA RENEE MORRIS born May 14, 1996 Goldsboro NC

( CASANDRA MARIE STAUB born August 20, 1974 Bad Canstatt, Germany

( MICHAEL AARON STAUB born January 22, 1977 Provo UT

( TREVOR RYAN STAUB born March 5, 1983 Washington, D.C

( DAVID WAYNE STAUB born October 2, 1953 Detroit MI

( DAWN ALLISON STAUB born March 26, 1956 Detroit MI

( DANA LEIGH STAUB born February 18, 1960 Detroit MI

( ANDREW JON STAUB born March 16, 1966 Detroit MI

( MAUDE ELLEN STAUB born June 16, 1920 Detroit MI

( HENRY MAXWELL STAUB born March 30, 1922 Detroit MI and died February 7, 1948

( HAROLD LAVERNE STAUB born September 16, 1925 Detroit MI

( LAWRENCE ARTHUR STAUB born December 31, 1932 Detroit MI

( MARCUS AURELIUS FERRIS born December 17, 1857 Cheshire Township, Allegan, MI and died there February 18, 1914;married December 23, 1890 in Lee Township, Allegan Co MI, Florence V. Motter [dau of George] born April 1870 Lee Township, Allegan, MI and died 1940; both buried Pearson Cemetery (tombstone photos). He was one of the largest land owners in the township of Cheshire, as well as one of its most intelligent and progressive farmers; and born to them were (Much of this twig’s current information is withheld as per Rick Ferris):

( HANNAH BEATRICE FERRIS born September 6, 1891 Cheshire Township, Allegan, MI and died 1990; married William Axler (1894-1978); both buried Pearson Cemetery (tombstone photos)

( JOSEPH G. FERRIS (Joseph C) born April 17, 1893 Cheshire Township, Allegan, MI and died 1951; buried Pearson Cemetery, Cheshire Township, Allegan, MI (tombstone photo)

( HAROLD M. FERRIS (Doc) born November 1, 1894 Cheshire Township, Allegan, MI and died 1952; buried Pearson Cemetery, Cheshire Township (tombstone photos); married September 6, 1917 in South Haven, Van Buren, MI, Winifred M. Bean (1894-1985) [dau of Jacob & Harriet (Harris) Bean]; buried Pearson Cemetery

( KARL MILBURN FERRIS born December 1, 1896 Cheshire Township, Allegan, MI

( HENRY HOWARD FERRIS born December 20, 1898 Cheshire Township, Allegan, MI and died July 30, 1901; buried Pearson Cemetery (tombstone photo)

( JANET FERRIS (Janette) born April 10, 1901 Cheshire Township, Allegan, MI and died 1952; buried Pearson Cemetery (tombstone photo)

( RICHARD FERRIS (Jack) born May 14, 1904 Cheshire Township, Allegan, MI and died July 15, 1944 Pontiac, Oakland, MI; married October 13, 1924 in Highland Park MI, Edith Anna Remington born March 5, 1908 Bloomingdale Township, Van Buren, MI and died 1964; both buried Pearson Cemetery (tombstone photos)

( JOSEPH G. FERRIS born March 3, 1860 Cheshire Township, Allegan, MI and died there December 8, 1879 of typhoid fever; Pearson Cemetery (tombstone photo)

( JOHN ALLEN FERRIS born February 17, 1824 South Butler, Wayne, NY and died March 16, 1907 Cheshire, Allegan, MI; buried there in Pearson Cemetery; married March 16, 1849 in Wayne Co NY, Amy Jane Reynolds born February 28, 1833, probably in NY and died March 18, 1904 Cheshire MI; buried with husband. John was a Civil War Veteran, serving as a Private in Company K of the 87th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was receiving a Civil War Invalid Pension at the time of his death. Born to them were:

( PHOEBE JANE FERRIS (Pheba Jane) born March 4, 1850, Wayne County NY and died December 5, 1926, Kalamazoo MI; buried Pearson Cemetery, Cheshire MI. She is believed to have been blind by the age of 18. She never married and according to family legend/lore, she was the family historian during her life time – thanks Phoebe!

( LEONARD FERRIS died as a baby.

( RICHARD RYAN FERRIS (1853-1934) married Kate Morton and born to them were:

( AMY JANE FERRIS married Roy Miller and they had 6 kids.

( JOHN ALLEN FERRIS married, name unk and they had 2 kids

( ROXY ANN FERRIS born in 1856 and died October 5, 1885; buried Pearson Cemetery, Cheshire MI; unmarried

( NELSON JAMES FERRIS (1859-1947) (born c1859 St. Joseph Co IN and died c1947 Cheboygan Co MI) married March 31, 1881 in Allegan Co MI, Emily Jane Edwards (1859-1945) and born to them were:

( PRUDIE B. FERRIS born December 28, 1885 MI and died April 1979, MI; married O. H. Powers, d. 1943; no offspring; Prudie was the family historian through much of her life – thanks Prudie!

( LAURA GRACE FERRIS born January 31, 1888 MI and died February 1977 MI; married Dr. Glancy G. Thomas, d. 1952; Dr. Thomas was a dentist in the Detroit area for many years. Born to them was:

( GLANCY FERRIS THOMAS born July 7, 1920 MI and died July 1, 1996 Dearborn, Wayne County MI; WWII Veteran, and possibly Korean War; 41 months service – 32 months overseas; married Nancy Thompson and born to them were:

( LAEL THOMAS (1949-)



( ELISHA NATHANIEL FERRIS (1862-1947) buried Pearson Cemetery, Cheshire MI; grave marker has Elisha E. Ferris; married Olive King and born to them was:


( SARAH ELIZABETH FERRIS (1864-1890) married, first, November 25, 1883 in Van Buren County MI, William Smith; married, second, Walter Sherwood. Born to Sarah and William was:


Born to Sarah and her second husband, Walter, was


( LOUISA FERRIS born May 21, 1826/1828 Savannah Township, Wayne, NY and died August 4, 1894, Cheshire, Allegen, MI; buried there in Pearson Cemetery; married October 30, 1849 in Savannah NY, Elijah Hawes born June 1, 1828 Conquest, Cayuga, NY and died February 21, 1917, at his daughter’s home in Kalamazoo MI; buried there in Riverside Cemetery. Elijah was a Civil War Veteran serving as a Private in Company A of the 3d Michigan Volunteery Calvary. He suffered progressive loss of vision due to his military service and was receiving a Civil War Invalid Pension at the time of his death. From Louisa’s obit: ‘She was an estimable woman and enjoyed the friendship of many’. Born to them were:

( CATHERINE E. HAWES born September 12, 1850 Bates Co NY and died February 6, 1889 Allegen Co MI; buried there in Pearson Cemetery; married June 29, 1865 in Allen Co, William Daniel Wait born 1840 and died October 23, 1918 Waverly Township, Van Buren Co MI; buried there in Glendale Cemetery, Waverly Township by the Glendale Church (Photos). William remarried after Catherine’s death. Born to Catherine and William were:

( MARY WAIT (Minnie) (1870-1957) buried Pearson Cemetery, Cheshire MI.

( WILLIAM H WAIT (1871-) buried Pearson Cemetery, Cheshire MI; married Nina {mnu} (1875-1906) also buried Pearson Cemetery

( JOHN D. WAIT (1881-1911) buried Pearson Cemetery, Cheshire MI

( ELLEN J HAWES born June 20, 1852 Cayuga Co NY and died October 25, 1891 Allegan Co MI; buried Pearson Cemetery, Cheshire MI; married November 13, 1870 in Allegan Co MI, Henry J. Peck and it is believed thay had at least 4 kids

( ALIDA HAWES (Lydia) born November 25, 1855 Mendon, St. Joseph, MI; married Edgar/Edward Corning born January 6, 1850 MI. Born to them were:


( ANNA CORNING born February 1886 MI

( GEORGE HAWES, Sr. born September 16, 1897 Mendon, St. Joseph, MI; married March 23, 1890 in Van Buren Co MI Olivia/Leva/Leifa Estman. Born to them were:

( GEORGE HAWES, JR., born September 16, 1897 Berlamont MI and died April 1962 Kalamazoo MI; buried there Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery; married Elsie C. {maiden name unk} born May 1, 1904 Chicago IL and died April 15, 1974 Kalamazoo; buried with husband. Born to them were:

( ALEVA HAWES married a Sootsman and they had at least one child

( SHARON HAWES married Jack Schuman






( MAVIA HAWES married a Dunkelberger

( MAUDE HAWES married a Koenig

( MARY HAWES married a Swim

( MARGARET S. HAWES born August 25, 1860 Cheshire MI and died November 13, 1944 Kalamazoo MI; buried there in Riverside Cemetery; married John Fredrick Matton born June 3, 1863 MI and died September 13, 1923 Kalamazoo MI. Born to them were:

( GOLDIE MATTON born February 20, 1881 Allegan Co MI and died October 11, 1943 Buffalo NY; buried Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo MI; married Theodore F. Pappe born c1885 and died August 4, 1942 Buffalo NY; buried with wife. They had one known child.

( ETHEL MATTON born c1884 and died June 2, 1897 Kalamazoo MI; buried there in Riverside Cemetery

( FREDRICK ELLMAN MATTON born May 4, 1886 Allegan, Allegan, MI and died July 1942 Clifton AZ; buried Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo MI

( LEONARD N. HAWES born October 25, 1862 Mendon, St. Joseph, MI and died c1904 MI; buried Pearson Cemetery, Chesire MI; married 1st Hannah Clapper born 1863 Holland MI and died October 1943 Paw Paw, Van Buren, MI; buried there in Wildley Cemetery. Hannah remarried after Leonard’s death. Born to Leonard and Hannah were:


( GLEN M. HAWES born c1887 and died July 1961; buried Wildley Cemetery, Paw Paw, Van Buren, MI; married Charlotte E. Peterson, who remarried after Glen’s death. Born to Glen and Charlotte were:

( GLEN H. HAWES born October 11, 1918 Minneapolis MN and died May 25, 1973 Kendal MI; buried Widley Cemetery, Paw Paw MI; married August 1, 1936 in Lincoln IL, Helen Louise Dugan born February 12, 1916 Lincoln IL and died July 13, 1991 Allegan, Allegan, MI; buried Kendal Cemetery. They had 5 known kids.


( EVELYN HAWES married Henry Ramlow


( DANIEL FERRIS born 1754 New Rochelle (Sleepy Hollow) NY and he died Garrison NY. Their home in Garrison, across from West Point, became a famous restaurant known as the Bird and the Bottle (Photo); a working New York State Inn since 1761; it was a resting place for stage coaches enroute to Albany and while horses were changed passengers enjoyed food and drink at the tavern’s tables; 1796 resided Phillipstown, Dutchess, NY; married April 23, 1788 Elizabeth Warren born April 15, 1768 and born to them were:

( SARAH FERRIS married Chauncey Weeks



( A DAUGHTER- CATHARINE FERRIS [Jim – this is pure speculation based on information in the book, Thomas Davenport and His Descendants.] born July 3, 1798 Philipstown NY and died there December 31, 1871 [Jim – note her father lived in Philipstown in 1796.]; married Benjamin Davenport born July 23, 1798 Philipstown NY and died at home in Davenport Corners, Philipstown April 3, 1863; and born to them were:

( EMELINE DAVENPORT born October 13, 1821 Philipstown NY and died at her home in the North Highlands, May 1, 1889; married James Knapp born July 15, 1819 Philipstown and died there November 6, 1883; both buried in the North Highland Cemetery. He was a farmer in the North Highlands. Born to them were:

( SARAH C. KNAPP born January 6, 1844 Philipstown NY and died November 17, 1873

( ISAAC BENJAMIN KNAPP born Philipstown; a farmer in Dutchess Co NY

( MELISSA KNAPP born June 3, 1851 Philipstown NY and died October 2, 1878 ( JAMES F. KNAPP born November 13, 1853 Philipstown NY and died November 3, 1871

( MARY H. KNAPP born September 9, 1856 Philipstown NY and died June 25, 1875

( ISAAC BENJAMIN DAVENPORT born December 11, 1823 Philipstown NY and died at his home in the North Highlands, April 6, 1874; He was a teamster, a dealer in wood and at times farmer; married Mary Wood; both buried in the North Highland Cemetery (Philipstown, Putnam Co); and born to them was:

( ISAAC FRANCIS DAVENPORT born at Davenport’s Corners 1869 and killed on the Burlington and Missouri R.R., October 19, 1887 from the collision of two freight trains on one of which he was brakeman; buried with his father at the North Highland Cemetery

( ELIZABETH DAVENPORT born December 20, 1825 Philipstown NY and died March 9, 1886; married James Taylor born March 9, 1827 and hanged himself, March 18, 1887 in a barn at Davenport’s Corners while on a visit to his brother-in-law James E. Jaycox. Born to them were:

( JAMES TAYLOR died young

( VENNISSA TAYLOR died young


( ALBERT TAYLOR died young

( SARAH SUSAN DAVENPORT born Philipstown NY; married Francis Wood of Dutchess Co NY and born to them were:

( MARCENA WOOD born Dutchess Co NY; married Charles Mace of Matteawan. Born to them were:




( ADAH CAROLINE MACE married Thomas W. Curran and born to them was:


( CAROLINE WOOD born Dutchess Co NY; married George Tuthill (Tuttle) and born to them was:

( CLARA TUTHILL married William Wilder

( ISABEL (BELLE) WOOD married William Wood and born to them were:

( ANNIE WOOD married Fred Scholefield

( CHARLES F. WOOD married Lydia Fremd and born to them were:




( WALTER WOOD WOOD married Mary Flannery and born to them was:




( RACHEL ANN DAVENPORT born January 20, 1831 Philipstown NY and died North Highlands, December 10, 1870; married William Mosher born May 3, 1822 Philipstown and died there August 14, 1890; he was a mason and farmer; and born to them were:

( WILLIAM MOSHER born February 20, 1859 Philipstown NY and died April 19, 1909; a farmer; married January 8, 1890 Mary E. Mosher born October 8, 1868 Philipstown and died December 3, 1912; and born to them were:

( ANNIE MOSHER born 1891 North Highlands

( ALSON C.(G.) MOSHER born July 22, 1898 North Highlands and died August 13, 1914

( WILLIAM MOSHER born North Highlands and died in childhood


( MARTHA JANE DAVENPORT born December 14, 1834 Philipstown NY and died July 2, 1835

( ABSALOM JOHN DAVENPORT born c1836 Philipstown and died unmarried at Lanesville NY February 1910; buried Cold Spring Cemetery

( MARY JANE DAVENPORT born March 24, 1844 Philipstown and died October 9, 1899; married, as his third wife, Jamed Edward Jaycox; no offspring

( CALEB FERRIS, JR. born New Rochelle NY and died Phillipstown NY; purported to have been a scout in the Revolutionary War and was closely associated with General Washington. About 1800, Caleb and John LeCount, settled on about 8,000 (218?) acres (Lot #22) of the confiscated Beverly Robinson lands in Phillipstown, Putnam County [then Dutchess Co NY, also known as Nelsonville.] He married, wife’s name unknown and born to them were:



( ELIJAH FERRIS [speculationan Elijah Ferris died August 25, 1842 at age 26-6-10 and was buried at the Old Cemetery at MeKeel’s Corner, Philiptown NY.]


( JOSEPH FERRIS born May 15, 1775 and died December 3, 1851; buried at the Old Cemetery at Mekeel’s Corners, Phillipstown NY; married Mary Denny [dau of Richard & Asenath (Booth) Denny] born September 20, 1778 and died January 1 (22), 1850 at age 72-4-2; buried with her husband. Born to them were:

( CALEB FERRIS (1797-1811)

( ABSENATH FERRIS (1800-1829) married Rufus Gillett, although another source says she was unmarried.

( ESTHER FERRIS (1802-1826) married Rufus Gillett; another source says she married John Denny.

( DANIEL FERRIS born April 10, 1803/4 and died November 25, 1857 Mekeels Corner NY; a farmer; [Jim – this guy must have moved around alot based on all of the locations his offspring were born at] married Sarah Ann Ayres (Sarah A Perry) born April 4, 1811/13 and died after 1880 Philipstown, Putnam, NY; and born to them were:

( MARY ANN FERRIS born June 1, 1828 Cold Springs NY; married Isaac Miller

( JOSEPH FERRIS born August 20, 1829; listed as 40y of age and working in a mine in the 1870 Putnam Co NY census but appears to have died before 1880 as Cornelia is listed as a widow in the 1880 Putnam Co Census; married Cornelia Post who is listed as 44 years old in the 1880 census and 63 years old in the 1900 census living with her son William. Updated information provided by Malda Miller – thanks! Born to them were:

( HARRISON FERRIS is listed as 17 years of age in the 1870 Putnam Co census and died March 10, 1904 Kent NY; married Charlenia Austin who died February 26, 1942 Carmel NY. Born to them were:

( BERTHA FERRIS listed as 19 years of age in 1905, living in Kent NY; married a Mr. Dupong and living in Brooklyn 1942; resided 1964 Brooklyn

( WILLIAM FERRIS listed as 17 years of age in 1905, living in Kent NY; resided Carmel NY 1942; has a will recorded in 1964 in Putnam Co; married Estella {maiden name unk} who died May 22, 1964

( ANNABELLA FERRIS listed as 14 years of age in 1905, living in Kent NY; married a Mr. Outhouse and living Carmel NY 1942; apparently remarried as she is listed as Annabelle Pringle, of Mahopac NY in 1964

( GEORGE FERRIS listed as age 12 years in 1905, living in Kent NY; resided Carmel NY 1942; died prior to 1964

( MARY ANN FERRIS listed as 21 years of age in the 1880 census of Putnam Co NY and age 42 in the 1900 census; married William Van Tassel who is listed as 29 years of age in the 1880 Putnam Co census and age 52 years in the 1900 census. Born to them were:

( CHARLES VAN TASSEL listed as age 3 years in the 1880 census.

( RALPH VAN TASSEL listed as 1 year old in the 1880 census; listed as 39 years of age in the 1920 Philipstown NY census; married Mary E. Kimball who is listed as 34 years of age in the 1920 census. Born to them were:

( ALTA VAN TASSEL listed as 11 years old in the 1920 Philipstown Census.

( ROBERT VAN TASSEL listed as 8 years old in the 1920 census.

( CLYDE VAN TASSEL listed as 4 years old in the 1920 census.

( IDA VAN TASSEL listed as 18 years old in the 1900 census.

( SARAH VAN TASSEL listed as 16 years old in the 1900 census.

( THOMAS VAN TASSEL listed as 7 years old in the 1900 census.

( SUSANNE VAN TASSEL listed as 3 years old in the 1900 census.


( JAMES HENRY FERRIS (1859-1927) married Helen Niver and born to them were:

( HAZEL ELIZABETH FERRIS born 1907 NY and died circa November 1985 Poughkeepsie NY; married c1932 Andrew Mervin White who died 1962; and born to them were:

( RONALD OWEN WHITE born c1933 and died May 5, 1989; married Barbara {maiden name unk}; and born to them were:






( JEAN MARIE WHITE married Mr VanVlack



( MARY JANE WHITE married Hubert Nasarenko

( CORNELIA FERRIS married Charles Byron Haight [son of Henry Warren & Jane (Mekeel) Haight] born August 1, 1835 Philipstown, Putnam, NY and died there May 28, 1895; buried Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold Spring NY. Mr. Haight for a time was engaged in the ship timber trade and later in the production of milk at the homestead and conducted a milk route at West Point and Highland Falls. Born to them were:

( EMILY HAIGHT born December 2, 1892 Philipstown; married

( CHAUNCEY HAIGHT born Philipstown and died December 8, 1909

( HESTER FERRIS is listed as residing with her sister Mary Ann in the Van Tassel household and age 12 years in 1880; listed as age 38 in the 1910 census; and apparently died before 1920; married Frederick Van Tassel who is listed as age 45 in the 1910 Philipstown NY census. He apparently remarried as his wife is listed as Esther in the 1920 census. Born to Hester and Frederick were:

( SAMUEL VAN TASSEL listed as 17 years old in the 1910 census and 26 in the 1920 census, living at home

( AGNES VAN TASSEL listed as age 13 years old in the 1910 census and 22 in the 1920 census, living at home

( FREDERICK VAN TASSEL is also listed as 22 years of age in the 1920 census and living at home

( EVA VAN TASSEL listed as age 7 in the 1910 census and 18 in the 1920 census

( EDA VAN TASSEL (twin?) listed as age 7 in the 1910 census and 18 in the 1920 census

( HENRY VAN TASSEL listed as age 4 in the 1910 census and age 14 in the 1920 census


( ELIZABETH FERRIS is listed as a sister of Harrison in his wife’s obit; married Patrick Scullon. She is listed as age 26 and he as age 37 in the 1900 Philipstown NY census. Patrick apparently died before 1920 because Elizabeth is listed as a widow. In the 1900 census it says they had 8 kids, 4 living which were:

( ELLEN SCULLON listed as 8 years old in the 1900 census

( MICHAEL SCULLON listed as 5 years old in the 1900 census

( WILLIAM SCULLON listed as 3 years old in the 1900 census

( CATHERINE SCULLON listed as 3 years old in the 1900 census

( HESTER FERRIS born October 13, 1832 Cold Springs NY; married James Robinson

( HANNAH FERRIS born February 18, 1835

( JAMES FERRIS born January 23, 1836 New Jersey; married Maggie {maiden name unk}

( PERRY FERRIS born (November 24, 1838) July 6, 1846 Philipstown, Putnam, NY and died there September 22, 1897; buried in old cemetery at Mekeel’s Corners near Routes 9 and 301 in Philipstown; enlisted August 14, 1862 at Cold Spring NY to serve three years as a Private and on December 4, 1862 was mustered into Federal service t Fort McHenry, Baltimore MD. At the time of his enlistment, the Company Description Book, listed him as a 23 year old, 5’10 1/2″ tall farmer with brown hair, hazel eyes, and a ruddy complexion. He was mustered out of service July 17, 1865 and he returned to Cold Spring NY where he resided continuously and lived out the rest of his days. His gravestone is inscribed, Perry Ferris, Co. I 6th N.Y.H.A died October 23, 1897 47 y – this is incorrect as he served in Company L and was 51 years old at the time of his death. On December 17, 1883, Perry filed Application No. 502,161 for an Invalid Veteran’s pension, which was never approved. In his application he claimed, and several of his comrades confirmed, that on or about September 15, 1864 he was engaged in cutting logs with an axe and when so engaged accidently cut the tendon of his right foot. His axe swing was deflected by an overhead limb during the downswing causing him to hit his right foot. No records of treatment or hospitalization could be found. Perry also stated in his application that he has been lame in the affected foot, it being very weak and as a result he was seldom able to wear a boot on that foot. He also alleged that in May 1865 he became partially deaf in both ears near Petersburg VA. He married, first, Amelia Heady who died, 1866, Matteawan, Dutchess County NY; second, in 1868, Mary Elizabeth Miller at Cold Springs NY who died before Perry. Born to Perry and Amelia was:

( EMMA FERRIS (1861-)

Born to Perry and his second wife, Mary, was:

( SELA FERRIS (1873-)

( HARRIET FERRIS born June 8, 1840 Cold Springs NY; married 1st Henry Ireland; 2d David Warren

( BETHENIA FERRIS (Thena) (Bertha) born October 1, 1841 Cold Springs NY and died January 11, 1907 Nelsonville NY; buried Cold Spring Cemetery; could not read nor write; married c1860 in Phillipstown NY, Albert Allen Ireland (brother to Henry?) [son of Jacob & Emeline (Bloomer/Henyan) Ireland] born in April 1842 East Mountain, Phillipstown NY and died February 11, 1916 Nelsonville NY at the home of his daughter, Emeline. Albert learned to read and write and worked most of his life as a farm laborer; in 1860 his personal estate was worth $50 and he married Thena within the year. Just 10 years later, his personal estate was worth $200 and along with his growing family, he was living in a house wiht Masman Williams, a miner, and his family. He eventually owned his own home. He was originally was buried in Cold Springs Cemetery but his sister, Elizabeth Ireland Thompkins has his body moved to Shrub Oak Cemetery, December 31, 1933. Born to them were:

( JAMES ALBERT IRELAND (Jim) born c1861 Garrison, Putnam, NY and died May 25, 1931 Peekskill, Westchester, NY; buried Nelsonville Cemetery; a farm laborer on a private estate and was able to read and write; married December 4, 1879 in NY State, Angeline Barrett [dau of Floyd & Amanda] born between 1860-62 Putnam Co NY and died 1933. The 1910 Phillipstown Census list Jim as living in a house on NY Post Road; he and his brothers were woodsmen, the best woodchoppers in the state – they won several contests with the ax. According to reports, he defeated all comers with both gloves and bare knuckles throughout Putnam County and North Westchester in matches held in barns and in back of gin mills. He was 6’2″ and weighed 215 pounds. Later in life, he owned a dance hall on Maple Avenue in Peekskill NY; the dance hall burned to the ground c1934. He was living on Harrison Avenue in Peekskill when he died after a lengthy illness. Born to them were:

( ALBERT J. IRELAND born February 12, 1883 Peekskill NY and died June 29, 1947 Cold Spring NY; buried Cold Spring Cemetery; married Katherine McGee born July 10, 1881 County Sligo, Ireland and died February 20, 1972. In the 1910 Phillipstown census, Albert islisted as working at a brakeman shop; he was a blacksmith by trade. He worked for Logan in Cold Spring and for Norman Champlain in Nelsonville. He did blacksmithing for the parkway, Storm King highway, and other construction jobs. The last 22 years of his life he was a blacksmith for New York Central RR in shops at Harmon. Born to them were:

( FRANCES IRELAND (Red) born March 31, 1916; married Murial Hayes [dau of Joseph & Gertrudge (Boyland) Hayes] born January 10, 1922 Peekskill NY and died there 1989; buried Assumption Cemetery. Born to them were:

( KEVIN M. IRELAND born c1957 Peekskill NY

( JAMES F. IRELAND born c1959 Peekskill NY

( ALBERT LUKE IRELAND (Allie) or (Irish Al) born February 25, 1918 and died c1995 (From the Putnam County News and Recorder, November 10, 2004: On Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 11 am at the Cold Spring Cemetery, the remains of Albert Ireland will be laid to rest in the family plat with a full military service. Staff Sergeant Ireland served honorably in the United States Marine Corp in the Pacific Theater during World War II and in the Korean conflict. He received nine Purple Hearts along with other citations during his tours of duty. This would appear to be the same Albert, so the death date of c1995 is apparently wrong. He was quite an athlete and a ‘Real Marine’, who learned to box from an uncle on his mother’s side named Jack Phelan, who was a former middleweight champ of the Irish Connaught Rangers. He began to take boxing seriously when a carnival came to Cold Spring in 1939 andhe challenged a boxer who outweighed him by 35 pounds. He received the decision but tired and lost the third round. He continued to box throughout his military career. Boxing was part of his life. For some unknown reason, he even wanted to fight Edward Charles Skitt at the wedding of his daughter, Jeanann and her new husband, Robert Ireland. Before all that, in 1941, he hitch-hiked to Canada to join the Royal Canadian Air Force. Five days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, he transferred to the US Marines. He enlisted at the age of 23 in New York City and was sent to boot camp in San Diego. He served on Guadalcanal with Company M.., 3d Battalion, 6th Marines, 2d Division, where he was hit with shrapnel which lodged in his lung. He then contacted malaria and ended up in a hospital in New Zealand. For this, he received his first Purple Heart and a Letter of Commendation for gallantry in action. While in New Zealand, he was Regimental Champ Boxer. From New Zealand, he went to Balboa Hospital in San Diego for further treatment. Next stop was Camp Pendleton where he trained with a Raider Battalion, then went back to Guadalcanal with the 62d Rep. Battalion, 1944. On Guadalcanal, he and 6 buddies stowed aboard ship to go to Okinawa with Company A., 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 6th Division and went in with the assault waves. Here, he received 4 Purple Hearts; one on April 16, one on May 22, again in early June. From there he went to Guam until the end of the war. He went back to Japan for the MacArthur surrender acceptance. He was discharged December 12, 1945, Bainbridge MD. He then spent one year at Ithaca College and then one year at the U of Arizona. In 1950, he was at Notre Dame when the Korean War broke out. After being turned down four times, he was finally accepted for reenlistment in New York City and went to Camp LeJeune where he retrained with the 6th Marines, 2d Division. He was told he could not go back into combat because of a rule that men with two Purple Hearts could not go into combat. He finally talked a Colonel into intereceding with Commandant Cates for him. Commandant Cates granted permission and he was flown to Guam, Japan, and then Korea for 14 months where he was wounded with shrapnel four more times. He later received an honorable discharge. In all, he received nine Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, twelve personal citations and the informal title of The Fighting Marine. After discharge, he studied at Notre Dame (listed as a Lost Member of the Notre Dame Class of 1954) and then Ithaca College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He taught history and health education for many years at New York City High School.

( EVA M. IRELAND born November 2, 1884 Cold Spring NY and died August 23, 1963; buried Shrub Oak Cemetery; married 1st June 1907 in Cold Spring NY, Leslie D. Anderson born c1884 Croton on Hudson NY; married 2d after 1908 Theodore Bradley. Born to Eva and Leslie was:

( DOROTHY ANDERSON married Gilbert Amorosi

( ERNEST IRELAND born February 11, 1885 and died August 9, 1971; Veteran WWI, US Army, PFC; 1920 census, his occupation is listed as blacksmith, ore mines

( TWIN IRELAND born December 30, 1885 and died January 1, 1886

( TWIN IRELAND born December 30, 1885 and died January 1, 1886

( MABLE IRELAND born February 1889; married 1st Henry White; married 2d September 27, 1910 Clarence E. Graham born c1888 Ansonia CT. Born to Mable and Clarence was:

( WILLIAM GRAHAM – a lawyer

( JOHN IRELAND born March 1891 Phillipstown NY; married October 21, 1926 Bessie Drew (?) born c1908 Mt. Kisco; 1920 Phillipstown census, John’s occupation is listed as farm laborer; he later resided in Medina NY, which lies on the Erie Canal, mostly within the town of Ridgeway, Orleans Co NY

( CLARENCE IRELAND born August 15, 1896 Garrison NY and died April 2, 1950 Valhalla NY; buried Hillside Cemetery, Peekskill NY; married September 1, 1923 Lillian Nelson [dau of Albert & Mary (Naylor) Nelson] born c1901 Peekskill and died there c1969; buried with his husband. Clarence is listed in the 1920 Phillipstown census as a farmer. He served in WWI as a PFC with the 312th Infantry, 78th Division. After the War he worked at Fleishman’s, Buchanan NY. It was a distillery that made whiskey, yeast, bread, etc. He used to bring home cakes of yeast for his kids. Their mother use to tell them that the yeast cakes were healthy. He also used to bury caskets of whiskey in his garden and in the cellar, waiting for a buyer, during prohibition. He was always driving a car that was falling apart and catching on fire. He would drive to see his sister Mable in Albany once in a while and Rosie in Shrub Oak often taking his children with him. He smoked a pipe and he liked a drink now and then. He loved to read Zane Grey Westerns. He always said he was Irish and would sing My Wild Irish Rose; a quiet man and is fondly remembered by his children. Born to them were:

( ROBERT CLARENCE IRELAND born May 8, 1924 Peekskill NY; married May 1, 1949 in White Plains NY, Jeanann Skitt [dau of Edward & Rena (Spoolstra) Skitt] born August 25, 1929 Yonkers NY. Born to them were:

( DAWN LEE IRELAND, R.N., born August 3, 1959 Tampa FL; Dawn is the provider of the information for this Twig of the Tree thanks Dawn!; married 1st Frank Wayne Glass [son of John & Frances] born 1960 Tampa; married 2d December 12, 1980 Las Vegas NV Hal John Beesley [son of Hal & Patricia] born August 21, 1959 Las Vegas; married 3d February 2, 1985 in Tampa, Gary Cornette born 1958 USAF Base England; married 4th September 29, 1991 at Quail Hollow, Pasco Co FL, Benjamin Darby [son of Benjamin & Julia (Mulinex] Darby] born May 13, 1958 Tampa. Born to Dawn and Frank was:

( KEITH WAYNE ROBERT GLASS born April 14, 1975/76 Tampa FL; married November 14, 1998 at Clearwater FL, Ruth Minor born May 25, 1975 Kalamazoo MI; Keith is an auto mechanic and they are expecting a child in May 2000

Born to Dawn and her second husband, Hal, was:

( JOHN HAL BEESLEY III born November 1, 1981 Tampa FL

( SHERYL LEE IRELAND born December 6, 1960 Tampa FL; married July 29, 1986 Tampa FL, Daniel Stampfli [son of Stan & Barbara] born January 11, 1960. Sheryl has a degree in computer programming and owns a dog grooming business. Daniel builds hot rods. Born to them were:

( DANIEL STAMPFLI born March 15, 1987

( ROBERT STAMPFLI born January 19, 1990

( EVELYN IRELAND born November 3, 1925 Peekskill NY and died March 8, 1996 Poughquag NY; married Robert Tyson. Born to them were:



( RICHARD IRELAND born April 16, 1927 Peekskill NY; married November 1946 Betty {maiden name unk} born February 24, 1925 and died April 10, 1996. He was a blacksmith. Born to them were:

( RICHARD IRELAND born July 27, 1948; married June 30, 1973 Jean {maiden name unk} born February 18, 1950. Born to them were:

( TODD IRELAND born May 2, 1976

( KEITH IRELAND born February 14, 1979

( CHERYL IRELAND born November 17, 1952; married May 21, 1977 Kevin Tracy born November 17, 1952; and born to them were:

( JUSTIN TRACY born February 7, 1980

( MELISSA TRACY born January 7, 1983

( RONALD IRELAND born April 3, 1959; married April 17, 1981 Lisa {maiden name unk} born August 23, 1961. Born to them was:

( KELLY IRELAND born September 18, 1981

( CORY IRELAND born July 15, 1964; married May 4, 1991 Susan {maiden name unk} born September 29, 1969. Born to them were:

( MICHAEL IRELAND born April 20, 1994

( BABY IRELAND to be born in May 2000

( LORRAINE IRELAND born May 9, 1927 Peekskill NY and died June 1986 Poughquag NY; married in Peekskill, Wallace Roy Mertens born December 8, 1929. Born to them was:

( DEBBIE MERTENS born July 11, 1953; married John Andrew Goda born September 30, 1951; and born to them were:

( JOHN ANDREW GODA born February 6, 1974 and died October 14, 1981

( KIMBERLY ANN GODA born August 28, 1981

( JOSHUA JAMES GODA born July 6, 1984

( LEROY IRELAND born December 29, 1929 Peekskill NY and died there December 29, 1929; buried Chase Cemetery

( RONALD IRELAND born April 14, 1932 Peekskill NY; married 1st Jerry Winters; and 2d Dorothy {maiden name unk} born October 14, 1946 Manhattan NY. Born to Ronald and Jerry were:

( PAMELA IRELAND born March 19, 1959

( RONALD IRELAND born June 27, 1960; married 1st Tony Minori; 2d Penny Loftus; 3d Kim Pavone; 4th Tammy Tompkins. Born to Ronald and Tony was:

( CRYSTAL IRELAND born August 28, 1978

Born to Ronald and his second wife, Penny, was:

( JESSICA IRELAND born October 2, 1980

Born to Ronald and his third wife, Kim, were:

( JAMIE IRELAND born August 18, 1984

( MEAGHAN IRELAND born December 15, 1988

( CHRISTOPHER IRELAND born December 17, 1989

( BRANDON IRELAND born March, 198*

Born to Ronald and his fourth wife, Tammy, was:

( JENNIFER IRELAND born March 1994

( ALLYSON IRELAND married George Conklin and born to them was:

( CASEY CONKLIN born July 10, 1981


Born to Ronald and his second wife, Dorothy, was:

( JODI IRELAND born September 3, 1968 Peekskill NY; married September 16, 1989 in Peekskill, Bill Jesshope born August 15, 1959 Peekskill; and born to them were:

( JOSHUA JESSHOPE born October 30, 1993 Valhalla NY

( RHIANNON JESSHOPE born April 18, 1995 Poughkeepsie NY

( MARY LOUISE IRELAND born August 28, 1935 Peekskill NY; married July 21, 1957 in Peekskill NY, Walter Franklin Burke born March 1, 1933 and died July 1998.

Born to them were:

( CRAIG BURKE born August 28, 1962

( MARK BURKE born August 31, 1967

( SHIRLEY ELIZABETH IRELAND born December 16, 1937 Peekskill NY and died there February 17, 1939; buried Chase Cemetery, with her brother Leroy.

( LILLIAN ESTELLA IRELAND (Bridget) born February 9, 1939 Peekskill NY; married February 13, 1960 in Peekskill NY, Howard Burke. Born to them were:

( ROGER RICHARD BURKE born March 11, 1963 Cold Spring NY

( BRIDGET ESTELLA BURKE born July 18, 1968 Peekskill NY

( JESSIE MAY IRELAND born October 11, 1942 Peekskill NY; married January 27, 1962 in Peekskill NY, Joseph Carvalho born January 22, 1942 Peekskill; and born to them were:

( WANDA JEAN CARVALHO born March 16, 1966 Cold Spring NY

( HEATHER ANN CARVALHO born September 30, 1969 Peekskill NY; married February 11, 1995 in Poughqag NY, Ronald Kerr born November 14, 1956 Albany NY

( JAMES EDWARD IRELAND born December 7, 1944 Peekskill NY and died September 15, 1987 Pawling NY; married 1st c1965 Debbie Thompson; married 2d c1973 Sharon Hein. Born to James and Debbie was:

( MARY ANN IRELAND born c1965 Croton or Peekskill NY

Born to James and his second wife, Sharon, was:

( LUKE COLE IRELAND born October 31, 1973 Poughkeepsie NY

( ALBERT IRELAND married Dottie {maiden name unk}. He was a blacksmith.

( EMELINE IRELAND born between February 19, 1864/66 and died April 21, 1947 Nelsonville NY; married September 26, 1886 Saxton S. Christian ( See him for offspring. Both buried Cold Springs NY.

( PHOEBE ANN IRELAND born c1866 Phillipstown NY and died April 3, 1954 Cold Spring NY, after a long illness; buried Hillside Cemetery, Peekskill NY; married William J. Tompkins (Little Joe) who at one time was proprietor of a store at the corner of Highland and Constant Avenue in Peekskill. Phoebe was a resident of Clinton’s Corner NY at the time of her death. Born to them were:

( CHARLES GUSTUS TOMPKINS born December 4, 1887 Putnam Co NY; married Amanda Hadden who died in the flu epidemic July 20, 1918; and born to them was:

( WILLIAM GUSTUS TOMPKINS (Bill) born July 20, 1908 and died September 1977 Salt Point NY; justice of the peace and chicken farmer; married Evelyn Ryerson Van Horn [dau of Walter & Martha Elizaebeth (Ryerson) Van Horn] born December 20, 1908 Yonkers NY and died January 1987 Rhinebeck NY; she taught school and played the organ at church; and born to them were:

( CHARLES GUSTUS TOMPKINS (Charles Gustis Tompkins – he changed the spelling of Gustus) born June 13, 1936 and died September 24, 2005; career Army 1953-1976 retired as a Sergeant Major; Vietnam Vet; 20y Department of Army Civilian retiring 1997; married July 7, 1960 Emoko Konishi (Ellen Emiko) born January 2, 1929 Uji-City, Kyoto, Japan and died January 15, 2003 Washington, D.C.; both buried Arlington National Cemetery; and born to them was:


( ROBERT TOMPKINS (Bob) – updated info provided by Bob’s 1st wife, Dorothy – thanks Dottie!


( HERMAN S. TOMPKINS born March 6, 1893 and died May 1972; married Ethel {maiden name unk} born September 27, 1896 and died July 1974; and born to them was:



( LEVINA IRELAND born April 1870 and died young


( ELIZABETH IRELAND born September 16, 1873 Cold Spring NY and died there September 14, 1947; buried Hillside Cemetery, Peekskill NY; married Erastus Tompkins {related to above Tompkins?}. Born to them was:

( BERTHA TOMPKINS married Henry Carpenter

( MARY SUSAN IRELAND born October 18, 1879 and died April 19, 1957; married William Allen

( HARRIET IRELAND born October 18, 1881 and died February 17, 1941; married Clifford Booth

( EPHRAIM IRELAND born April 1884 and died November 12, 1959; married Lucy Miller

( DAVID IRELAND born February 1888

( ELIZABETH FERRIS born February 28, 1845 Milltown; married William Birch

( RICHARD FERRIS born March 19, 1846 Congers NY; married Marietta (Henrietta) Brown; and born to them was:



( ROBERT W. FERRIS (1958) – member of Putnam Co Sheriff’s Department 1982-present, as a corrections officer, deputy sheriff, K-9 handler, becoming an investigator in 2000; married Doreen, who sent info; Philipstown Deputy Tax Collector and born to them was:

( ALISHA FERRIS – High Honor Roll and Haldane National Honor Society member

( NAPOLEON FERRIS born July 7, 1847 Cold Spring (Philipstown), Putnam Co NY [GAR marker has birth date of July 6, 1850 and death date of June 5, 1919, age 72 years 10 months 29 days, and these dates are based on actual observation by Doreen Ferris, so we will go with the GAR marker dates.] (but based on the date of death and a date calculator the dob would have been July 7, 1846) died Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, NY; buried, along with his second wife, Nancy, in the William H. Ferris plot at Cold Spring Cemetery (Photo), Putnam County NY. Napoleon enlisted September 2, 1864 at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County NY to serve one year as a Private in Company F of the 6th NY Heavy Artillery and was mustered into service the same day. He was 18 years old, a farmer, 5 foot 6 2 inches tall with black hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion. After he was mustered out he returned to his home in Cold Spring where he resided for 15 years; in 1880 he moved to Peekskill where he resided for one year; in 1881 in moved to Ulster County NY where he resided for a year; in 1882 he moved back to Peekskill where he stayed for 5 years; in 1887 he moved to Orange County NY where he stayed for 2 years; in 1889 he returned to Cold Spring where he stayed for 6 years; in 1895 he moved to Glenham, Dutchess County NY where he resided in 1912; and then he moved to Poughkeepsie where he lived out the rest of his days. He married 1st Ann Ayers, and 2d October 4, 1880 at Mount Moss (Montross) NY, Nancy Ella Laforge [dau of Levi & Abigail (Mekeel) Laforge] born July 3, 1861 Philipstown, Putnam, NY and died February 18, 1924 Poughkeepsie. Napolen filed Application No. 1,290,250 for Invalid Veterans pension, on September 2, 1902, which was approved under Certificate No. 1,052,274 and Nancy filed a widow’s application on June 14, 1919, which was approved. Born to them were:

( NAPOLEON B. FERRIS born July 11, 1883 NY

( CHESTER A. FERRIS born April 14, 1886 NY

( ERNEST H. FERRIS born July 12, 1888 NY

( PERCY A. FERRIS born May 29, 1892 NY

( LULU E. FERRIS born April 21, 1895 NY and died 1992; buried Cold Spring Cemetery; married a Mr. Buck

( BEATRICE O. FERRIS born March 9, 1897 NY; married a Mr. Van Wagner

( GLADYS M. FERRIS born February 16, 1901 NY

( SARAH JANE FERRIS born September 7, 1850 Newburgh NY; married Nicholas Clark

( LAVINIA FERRIS born June 19, 1852 Cold Springs NY; married Alex Collier

( JOSEPH FERRIS born April 21, 1806 Phillipstown, Putnam, NY and died there November 25, 1880; married Harriet Denny [dau of David & Rebecca (Marks) Denny] born October 29, 1815; and born to them were:

( HARRISON FERRIS born 1837 NY; enlisted August 14, 1862 at Cold Spring, Putnam Co NY to serve three years as a Private in Company L of the 6th NY Heavy Artillery. On December 4, 1862 he was mustered into service at Fort McHenry MD at the age of 25 years. He was wounded when a musket ball entered the left side of his neck, on May 19, 1864 near Spotsylvania VA; his hospital admission slip revealed that he was admitted on May 24, 1864 to Hospital No. 92 of the 2d Division from the Field Hospital. His nearest relative was listed as his father, Joseph Ferris of Cold Spring NY. He was returned to duty on July 9, 1864. He was captured by guerrillas on September 30, 1864 near Woodstock VA and was carried in that capacity through the muster roll of November/December 1864. On August 24, 1865 Company L was mustered out of Federal service at Washington, D.C. On the muster roll it was noted that he was due $16.35 for clothing allowance. On June 23, 1868 Harrison was finally mustered out of Federal service at Philadelphia. On the Individual Muster Out Roll it was noted that the A.G.O. had determined that he was mustered out and dishonorably discharged the service to date August 24, 1865 with loss of all pay, allowances and bounty in accordance with the provisions of Special Order 114, paragraph 1, dated June 22, 1868. On March 11, 1903 the Record and Pension Office of the War Department noted that the notation of July 2, 1868 is canceled. It has been determined that the action of the Commanding General Department of the East purporting to dishonorably discharge this man, to date August 24, 1865 was taken under a misapprehension of the powers of the military authorities in such cases, that the same is void and without effect, and the final record of this soldier is that of a deserter. Apparently his final classification as a deserter was changed and he was given an honorable discharge as he drew a pension on his wound received during his service. On October 28, 1879 Harrison filed Application No. 318,639 for invalid veteran’s pension which was approved under Certificate No. 219,697. On July 20, 1885, he was 49 years old, a resident of Litchfield CT and drawing a pension of $4.00 per month due to a wound he had received during the war. He apparently never married.

( ELIZABETH FERRIS married a Mr. Williams and born to them was:


( MARY E. FERRIS married a Mr. Wixom

( WILLIAM FERRIS [Jim – pure speculation here: there was a William H. Ferris born July 31, 1840 and died August 31, 1905; buried, with his wives, at Cold Springs Cemetery, Putnam County NY. He married, first, Phebe J., maiden name unknown who died November 24, 1880 at age 67 years; married second, Mary E. Smith born October 29, 1840 and died April 1, 1912.]

( CATHERINE FERRIS (1808-1865) married Peter Denny (brother of Harriet?)

( LEONARD FERRIS born February 27, 1811 and died September 28, 1888; buried, along with his wife, at Cold Spring Cemetery. He lived in Putnam County NY and was a rather well-off farmer. He married Elizabeth McGowan (Gaven) born December 23, 1811 and died October 27, 1900 [daughter of Claris/Clarissa Lockwood]. Born to them were:

( GEORGE FERRIS born June 5, 1842 and died May 9, 1908; married Laura A {maiden name unk}born April 22, 1847 and died April 23, 1923; both buried at Cold Spring Cemetery. In 1880, they resided in Cold Spring and George was a carpenter. Born to them was (probably others):

( EDNA FERRIS (c1878-)

( MARTIN FERRIS (c1848-) a Minister

( EMMA (EMILY/AMELIA/ANGELICA) FERRIS (c1844-) Note: This could be Amelia H. Ferris, who married, December 29, 1887 at Tivoli NY, Levi Christian born in January, 1852, Philipstown NY and died April 30, 1928, Poughkeepsie NY. This Amelia died September 22, 1916 and buried at Cold Spring Cemetery NY – she was the dau of Rev. M. L. & Elizabeth Ferris. No info that her father, Leonard, above as a Rev., or was M. L., as opposed to just Leonard – speculation! Info provided by Jean C. Carlson. Please see note at beginning.


( EMILY FERRIS married a Mr. Haley; and born to them were:


( AMELIA HALEY married George Lloyd McLaughlin and born to them were:

( ELAINE MCLAUGHLIN married Charles Christian Martens and born to them were:


( DOROTHY ELAINE MARTENS married Edward Hale and born to them was:




( RICHARD FERRIS born July 10, 1813 Putnam Co NY and died there January 1, 1872; married Mary A. Mullen

( ELIJAH FERRIS (1816-1842); unmarried

( HANNAH FERRIS born October 9, 1818 Philipstown, Putnam, NY and died there March 21, 1897; married Ferdinand Robinson [son of Ferdinand & Jane (Cronk)] born 1817 in Philipstown and died there February 26, 1867; both buried South Highland Cemetery (Methodist Church), Philipstown. (Thanks to Malda Miller for this updated info!) Born to them were:

( MARY CATHERINE ROBINSON born February 28, 1839 Philipstown NY and died there January 15, 1911; married James Mowatt [son of Erastus & Elizabeth (Croft)] born c1837 and died April 24, 1904 Philipstown; both buried in South Highland Cemetery, Philipstown. Born to them were:

( LAURA E. MOWATT born March 8, 1861 and died October 20, 1890; married October 20, 1885 Charles H. Stonebridge and born to them were:

( LAURA DAISEY STONEBRIDGE born August 6, 1886

( GRACE STONEBRIDGE born May 23, 1889 and died August 23, 1889

( GEORGE MOWATT born c1862; married Josephine Outhouse [another great surname!!!]


( MARY H. MOWATT born c1868; married a Mr. Beardsley

( GEORGE ROBINSON born c1842 Philipstown NY; married February 6, 1866, Emily Croft (1843-1885) [dau of Henry & Mary (Nelson)]; both buried at South Highland Cemetery, Philipstown. He volunteered for service in the Union Army in 1862 and continued until the end of the War. After his marriage, he embarked in the wood business at Garrison NY and for a time was very successful; he became involved financially and left the State. (?) Born to them were:

( WILLIAM HENRY ROBINSON (Rev) born June 18, 1868; married in June 1901 Katherine Pike


( JEREMIAH ROBINSON born c1844 Philipstown NY; married Delaphine Mowatt [dau of Erastus and Elizabeth (Croft)] born c1845 (Brother and sister-in-law were brother and sister also – not unusual.); and born to them were:

( STEWART ROBINSON born c1870 Philipstown NY

( MINNIE ROBINSON born c1873 Philipstown NY

( HOWARD CYRUS ROBINSON born c1875 Philipstown NY and died February 25, 1949; married December 6, 1899 Mary Forson; and born to them were:

( ALICE GRAY ROBINSON born November 1, 1900 Garrison NY; married a Mr. Carney

( HOWARD BEVERLY ROBINSON born April 22, 1903 Garrison NY

( GRACE ROBINSON born c1875 Philipstown NY; married Frederick Meyr and born to them was:


( JEREMIAH ROBINSON born c1878 Philipstown NY

( CHESTER ROBINSON born c1886 Philipstown NY; married Agnes {maiden name unk} born c1890 and born to them were:



( ELIZA JANE ROBINSON born c1847 Philipstown NY; married Edward P. Avery [son of Samuel & Maria (VanVoorhis)] born c1844 and died July 13, 1908; both buried in South Highland Cemetery, Philipstown. Born to them was:

( EDWARD FERDINAND AVERY born December 10, 1868; married Julia Reardson [dau of Owen & Johanna (Riley)] born c1869; and born to them were:

( EDWARD AVERY (c1893-)

( L. KENNETH AVERY (c1895-)



( SARAH A. ROBINSON born c1847 Philipstown NY; married William H. Austin born c1840 and died February 12, 1900 Garrison NY; buried at South Highland Cemetery, Philipstown. He was a veteran of the Civil War – Company A, 6th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery. After the War he conducted a grocery and livery business in Garrison. Born to them were:

( JENNIE AUSTIN married Charles H. Nelson [son of John R. & Elizabeth (Budds)].

( CHARLES AUSTIN born c1873

( WILLIAM AUSTIN died 1881 age 6y

( JOSEPH ROBINSON born c1851 Philipstown NY

( THEODORE ROBINSON born c1853 Philipstown NY – never married

( LUCY ROBINSON born February 25, 1856 Philipstown NY; married October 20, 1912 Joel Edgar McCoy (c1853-); and born to them were:

( WILBUR JOEL MCCOY (c1887-) married Amy Christian [dau of Wilbur F. & Henritta (Travis)] ( Born to them was:


( RAYMOND E. MCCOY (c1888-) married Grace Travis Christian [sister of Amy above] ( Born to them was:

( JOSEPH W. MCCOY born March 3, 1908 NYC and died August 25, 1980 Carmel NY; buried Ferncliff Crematory in Hartsdale NY; married Kathryn Thompson of Shrub Oak NY. Born them were:

( JOEL P. MCCOY, of Shrub Oak 1980

( KAY MCCOY married a Mr. Anunson, of Sacramento CA 1980

( TONI MCCOY married a Mr. Sampson, of Peekskill NY 1980

( MICHELLE MCCOY, of Peekskill NY 1980

( CHARLES ROBINSON born c1859 Philipstown NY; married Hannah Stonebridge (c1862-); and born to them were:


( LUCY ROBINSON (c1889-)

( (Male) ROBINSON (c1900-)

( EMILY ROBINSON born c1864 Philipstown NY; married George McCoy


( MARY ANN FERRIS born September 10, 1823/25 Philipstown NY and died August 26, 1905 Putnam Valley NY; married February 28, 1846 David Purdy Jaycox [son of John & Elizabeth (Garrison)] born July 25, 1816 Philipstown and died March 17, 1893 Putnam Valley; both buried South Highland Methodist Churchyard, Philipstown. Born to them were: [Thanks to Malda Miller for this updated info!]

( FERRIS JAYCOX born February 15, 1847 Putnam Valley NY and died there May 2, 1919; buried Cold Spring Cemetery, Philipstown NY; married June 28, 1911 in Garrison NY, Susan Post [dau of Henry W. & Sarah J. (Galloway)] born May 1858 Putnam Valley and died there August 5, 1927. He was a proprietor of a black smith and wagon making business at Garrison; was connected officially with the affairs of the South Highland Church and also as teacher and superintendent in the Sunday School there and at Mountain Chapel. No offspring. Interesting that he married at age 64 for the first time (?).

( CHARLES JAYCOX born February 16, 1849 Putnam Valley NY and died there September 15, 1875; buried South Highland Cemetery, Philipstown NY – never married

( MARY ELIZABETH JAYCOX born March 17, 1851 Putnam Valley NY and died September 2, 1913; married November 30, 1882 in Peekskill, Alfred E. Rose born September 30, 1841 and died March 16, 1886; both buried South Highland Cemetery, Philipstown – no offspring

( HANNAH JAYCOX born December 27, 1853 Putnam Valley NY and died July 29, 1900 Philipstown NY; married September 12, 1882 in South Highland, Thomas W. Nelson [son of Elias & Rebecca (McCoy)] born June 19, 1846 Philipstown and died March 21, 1924; both buried South Highland Cemetery, Philipstown – no offspring

( ANGELINE JAYCOX born March 10, 1856 Putnam Valley and died October 14, 1875 – never married; buried South Highland Cemetery

( LEONARD JAYCOX born August 22, 1858; married November 25, 1897 Hattie A. Griffin [dau of Joseph G. & Calista Emeline (Hadden)] born July 5, 1865 Philipstown and died September 4, 1954 Cold Spring NY. From the Beacon News, December 31, 1932: Former Sheriff dies at age 74 Leonard Jaycox is dead in Daytona, Florida – held contracts on many big projects – had colorful career in county. Cold Spring – Word was received in Cold Spring today of the death of Leonard Jaycox, 74, former Sheriff of Putnam County, at his winter home in Daytona Beach, Fla. Contractor, livery stable owner, sheriff and supervisor, Mr. Jaycox had a colorful career. He for years was not only one of the best known but most popular and highly respected residents of Putnam County. When the New York City water supply aqueduct was put through Putnam County Mr. Jaycox held the contract for all the hauling on the huge job. At one time he had as many as 50 teams and trucks at work. He held numerous contracts on state and county highway and other projects in and around the county. The Jaycox livery stables in Cold Spring not only furnished horses and carts for rough haulage work, but supplied spirited steeds and canopied carriages for the fashionable residents of Cold Spring and Garrison. Mr. Wilcox served with distinction as sheriff of Putnam County and put in a number of terms as supervisor from the Town of Philipstown. Still known as sheriff although it was 15 or 20 years since he held that office, Mr. Jaycox celebrated his 74th birthday on August 22. He was born in Putnam Valley, the son of the late David and Mary Ferris Jaycox. Of recent years he resided at his home on Orchard Street, Cold Spring, going to his winter home at Daytona Beach during the cold months. He was a member of the Cold Spring Methodist Church. Fraternally, he was affiliated with Philipstown Lodge, F.&A.M and the I.O.O.F. Surviving are the widow, Hattie Griffin Jaycox, one sister, Mrs. Everette Baxter of South Highlands and one brother, George Jaycox of Garrison. The body has been shipped north for burial in Cold Spring [Thanks to Jean Carlson for sending me the obit.]; apparently no offspring

( DAVID PURDY JAYCOX, Jr., born October 24, 1860 Putnam Valley NY and died June 9, 1876; buried South Highland Cemetery, Garrison, Putnam, IL

( WILLIAM AUGUSTINE JAYCOX born March 18, 1863 Putnam Valley NY and died there January 14, 1899; buried South Highland Cemetery, Philipstown NY; never married; graduated from Union College 1887 and in 1892 was honored with the degree of AM; admitted to the bar 1889 and commenced the practice of his profession at Brooklyn NY where he continued for 2 years. The air there was detrimental to his health and he relocated to Dobbs Ferry NY, where he continued in the law until 1896 when ill health compelled him to seek rest and retirement. He traveled extensively for the next 3 years, throughout the South and West with the hope that the change of air would improve his health – it didn’t!

( CARRIE FERRIS JAYCOX born July 4, 1866 Putnam Valley NY and died February 14, 1937; married April 12, 1898 in Philipstown NY Everett Wilbur Baxter ( See him for offspring.

( GEORGE W. JAYCOX born July 19, 1868 Putnam Valley NY and died January 31, 1949 Philipstown NY; married October 19, 1898 Elizabeth A. Robinson [dau of David W. & Alwildia Frances (Austin)] born November 25, 1875 Philipstown – no offspring

( HANNAH FERRIS born 1763 New Rochelle NY and died after 1850 when she was listed as 87 years of age and living with her son, Caleb; married c1787 John LeCount (LeCompte) born December 26, 1762 in France (New Rochelle NY) and died 1804 Phillipstown, Dutchess, NY; there are no gravestones for either one listed in any of the cemetery surveys for Dutchess Co or Putnam Co; burial place unk. They renounced their claim to the administration of the estate of her father, Caleb Jr, December 26, 1795. It is family tradition that John was a scout for Gen. Washington. In about 1800, John, with Caleb Ferris, Jr. (his brother-in-law), leased and settled on 218 acres (Lot 22) of the confiscated Loyalist Colonel Beverly Robinson lands in Phillipstown. Later, Charles Mekeel purchased this land, on Lane Gate Road, which included Ferris Pond, later called Dale Pond. Born to them were:

( MARGARET (MARGIT) LECOUNT born April 6, 1789 probably when her parents were living in New Rochelle NY and died July 31, 1828 Cold Springs, Putnam, NY; buried there in the Old Cold Springs Cemetery, located on Mountain Avenue behind the Haldane School; gravestone inscription states Margaret Leforg, wife of Tepell, d. July 31, 1828, 42-3-9; married April 12, 1811 at the Dutch Reformed Church in Fishkill NY, Mathias Teple Laforge [son of John] born 1785 probably at Cold Spring, Phillipstown, Dutchess, NY and died 1865 Necedah, Juneau, WI; 1820 census, Mathias was listed as a farmer, but not a landowner, which would indicate he was a leaseholder, tenant, or a hired hand. After Margaret’s death, Mathias remarried, c1832, and to that union born 5 children, not listed herein and later moved to Wisconsin.

Born to them were:

( SAMUEL LAFORGE born January 24, 1810 and died March 6, 1885

( HANNAH LAFORGE born 1813 and died March 29, 1887

( ELIZA LAFORGE born August 12, 1816 probably in Putnam or Dutchess Co NY and died January 5, 1904, at the home of her daughter, Annice, in Barron, Barron, WI; buried there beside her husband in the Simon Christeson family plot, Wayside Cemetery (photo); married c1841 possibly in Wayne Co NY, Laurin Gansworth Moffat [son of William](of Scottish descent) born April 2, 1813 near Schenectedy NY and died March 17, 1895 Barron WI. It is said within the family, that Eliza rode on the first train in the Hudson Valley when she was about 15 or 16 years of age. When she and Laurin moved to Wisconsin, in about 1847, they came by way of the Erie Canal to Buffalo NY, and then by train to Chicago IL. From there, they went by ox team to Milwaukee and Sullivan, Jefferson County WI territory. Eliza remembered it as a wonderful place that would grow anything. However, the land was swampy and Laurin was ill with malaria much of the time. Their children, William and Laurin died there, so they decided to move farther north to Necedah, Juneau County where Eliza’s father owned 40 acres of land on the shore of the Wisconsin River. Here their daughter Amelia died while Eliza was pregnant with her last child. Eliza’s last child, Anise was born when Eliza was 46 years of age. While living in Necedah, Laurin was laid up for quite a while when hurt by a falling tree. Eliza was described as having little humor and believed in work and duty. She had curly hair and said that her mother, Margaret, had the most beautiful hair she had ever seen. She was the community doctor in the pioneer days, setting bones, delivering babies, handling any ailment or injury that came her way. After a time they settled in Dallas, Barron County WI. Additional information on this couple is available in the work by John Joseph Christeson. Born to them were:

( EMILY C. MOFFAT born 1842 NY, possibly Wayne Co and date of death unk, but she was living 1899 at Prentice, Price, WI; buried on Madaline Island, in Lake Superior, most of which is an Indian reservation; married June 26, 1860 at Necedah, Juneau County WI, where her parents were living at that time, Frank Valley born c1835 France and died December 11, 1898 Crookston, Polk, MN. Frank was born in France, and at the age of 14 years of age, was a stowaway on a ship that later docked in Canada, from where he made his way to the U. S. His first name may have been Francis and the last name was either LaValle or LaValley, which the family later shortened to Valley and his wife and children to Vally. He spoke only broken English throughout his life. Frank was a Civil War veteran, enlisting August 18, 1864 at LaCrosse WI to serve one year as a Private in Company L, 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Heavy Artillery; mustering out June 26, 1865 at Washington, D.C. Frank and Emily homesteaded 160 acres of land in Dallas Township, Barron Co WI. They separated in 1883, he moved to Crookston, Polk Co MN and she to Prentice WI. It is said that Emily married, again, and lived in Cumberland WI for a time, her husband being named either Young or Turner. Born to them were:

( EMMA ELIZABETH VALLY born December 8, 1861, probably Necedah, Juneau, WI and died October 26, 1878 Dallas Township, Barron Co WI; buried there in Greenwood Cemetery (headstone photo). Obituary: Emma was an affectionate and dutiful daughter, a kind sister, the idol of the home circle, loved and respected by all who knew her. She was possessed of musical talent and gave promise of a skillful organist. But the sweet voice is silent, the bright eyes closed in death. Our loss is her gain. God bless the sorrow stricken parents and friends of the poor girl.

( FRANK I.(D.) VALLY, JR., born March 1865 WI, probably in Dallas, Barron Co; about 1892, he married Lottie {maiden name unk} born February 1878 NY; 1889, he was holding down the third chair in Webster’s barber shop – learning the trade. Frank became a hunter for the Knapp Stout Lumber Company during the winter logging season. He and his trusty Indian companion would usually hunt for deer at night floating down a river in a canoe with a flaming torch. Frank later moved to Spokane where he retired after reportedly working as a street car conductor for thirty or more years. Born to them were:

( DUDLEY VALLY born December 1896 WI

( RAYMOND C. VALLY born July 27, 1897 WI and died April 1979 Spokane WA; prior to his death he had lived in Auburn and Bothell, both in King Co WA; 1920, he was a streetcar motorman, like his father

( ALVA SUSAN VALLY born October 1899 WI

( FREDERICK E. VALLY born 1903 WI; 1920, he was a Telegraph Company messenger

( FRANK D. VALLY born 1906 ID

( GORDON VALLY born 1908 WA


( WARREN VALLY born 1915 WA


( CLARA MAUDE VALLY born 1869/71 WI; married c1892 Silas Arthur Broeffle [son of Jacob Ira & Fannie (Bell) Broeffle] born September 1869 Canada. He came with his parents to Cumberland, Barron, WI 1883; his date and place of death are unknown. At the death of his mother in 1925, he was a resident of Ladysmith, Rusk County WI. Silas was listed as a farmer in the 1900 and 1910 census, but as a general laborer in the 1920 census. Born to them were:

( ARTHUR LEONARD BROEFFLE born September 16, 1891 Prentice, Price, WI and died December 30, 1983; married April 12, 1917 in Danbury, Burnett, WI, Hilma Losilia Miller [dau of Alex B. & Ann Elizabeth (Olsson) Miller] born September 20, 1891 Pierre, Hughes, SD and died April 6, 1989; 1926, Arthur and Hilma moved back to Burnett Co WI where they lived with her parents until they bought property located about five miles north of Danbury WI. Their home was established in an abandoned house which they had moved onto the property. Their life was hard until Arthur became a school bus driver for the district. He later became a house painter and a farmer. Born to them were:

( WILLIAM ARTHUR BROEFFLE born March 7, 1919 Pierre, Hughes, SD; married 1937 Marjorie Slayton – divorced 1955; and born to them were:


( CURTIS DUDLEY BROEFFLE born 1945 and died in infancy


( BILLY MARLENE BROEFFLE (1949-) married Violet Newberg. They adopted Linda Anne.

( RUTH ELIZABETH BROEFFLE born February 20, 1921 Pierre, Hughes, SD; married 1st in about 1941, Delbert N. Valley – divorced 1944; married 2d 1947 Elmer Hinz – divorced 1955; married 3d 1956 John Andrew Feserir who died September 1970. Born to Ruth and Delbert was:

( BONITA RUTH VALLEY (1942-) married 1962 John Roehl and born to them were:

( COLEEN N. ROEHL (1963-)

( DONNA ROEHL (1969-)

Born to Ruth and Elmer were:

( GENE A. HINZ (1948-) married Maria Majsiej and born to them were:

( MICHAEL HINZ (1972-)

( THOMAS HINZ (1974-)

( LARRY J. HINZ (1949-) married 1st c1969 Loraine {maiden name unk} – divorced; married 2d Judy Gibbons; and born to Larry and Loraine were:



Born to Larry and Judy was [they also adopted a Korean orphan, Amy]:

( JOSEPH HINZ (1981-)

Born to Ruth and John was:

( CRAIG J. FESERIR (1957-)

( EVELYN LYDIA BROEFFLE born May 21, 1923 Pierre, Hughes, SD; married August 15, 1947 at Danbury, Burnett, WI, George Matthew Etter [George Rudolph & Christina (Trumm) Etter] born December 29, 1912 Ramsey Co MN. At the time of their marriage, George was a musician living in St. Paul MN and Evelyn was a factory worker, also living in St. Paul. George was a WWII veteran and after his discharge, returned to St. Paul and resumed his profession as a musician, playing in dance bands in the area. In 1962, he became a postal clerk retiring in 1978, but continued playing in a 13 piece band at senior citizen functions. Born to them were:

( NANCY LOU ETTER born June 23, 1948; married October 21, 1972 Dennis Michael White and born to them were:

( CHRISTOPHER LEE WHITE born January 13, 1976

( CHAD MICHAEL WHITE born June 14, 1978

( JEFFREY LEE WHITE born June 20, 1984

( PATRICIA LYNN ETTER born May 21, 1950; married 1st September 29, 1972 Thomas Robert Ronbach – divorced 1975; married 2d 1983 Lawrence Michael Rust; and born to Patricia and Thomas was:

( SCOTT THOMAS RONBACH born April 24, 1975

( JEFFREY GEORGE ETTER born September 28, 1954

( JENNINE LOSILIA ETTER born August 15, 1956; married April 8, 1989 Ronald Robert Norten and born to them was:

( AUBREY RAE NORTEN born June 28, 1991

( LETHA PEARL BROEFFLE born September 1895 WI; married June 6, 1915 at Veteran, Burnett, WI, William Dow Armstrong [son of George A. & Annie (Nash) Armstrong] born 1893 IA and died April 19, 1984 Siren WI

( EDITH BELLE BROEFFLE born March 23, 1897 Cumberland Township, Barron, WI; married December 25, 1915 Roy Wheeler Armstrong [son of Theodore W. & Anna (Nash) Armstrong] born 1893 IA; a farmer. At the time of their marriage, Edith was living in Lafayette Township and Roy was living in Swiss Township, both in Burnett County WI. Born to them was:

( ARLEY ARMSTRONG born 1917 Swiss Township, Burnett Co WI

( GRACE LEONA BROEFFLE born February 28, 1899 Cumberland Township, Barron Co WI; married May 27, 1919 at Webster, Burnett, WI, Charles Arvid Nelson [son of Carl & Anna (Peterson) Nelson] born 1893 IL. At the time of their marriage, she was a teacher and he was a farmer. According to the 1920 census, they were farming in Lincoln Township, Burnett County WI. Born to them were:

( RICHARD NELSON who had children, named Carole and Richard

( CHARLES NELSON who had a girl Susan and one boy

( BEULAH NELSON who had one boy

( EMANUEL PHILIP BROEFFLE born February 22, 1901 Cumberland Township, Barron Co WI; married May 21, 1927 Anna Hritz [dau of George & Marie (Plavas) Hritz] (1908-) – they divorced 1941; remarried October 28, 1943 at Danbury WI. At the time of their second marriage, they were both common laborers living in Swiss Township, Burnett Co WI. Born to them were:

( DONALD WAYNE BROEFFLE born December 21, 1935 Danbury WI

( FAYE MARJORIE BROEFFLE born February 7, 1945 Swiss Township, Burnett Co WI

( SALLY LORAINE BROEFFLE born February 5, 1946 Grantsburg WI

( BONNIE RAE BROEFFLE born May 29, 1947 Danbury WI

( LEO BROEFFLE (1905-)


( FLORENCE LORINE BROEFFLE born May 16, 1910 Peet, Burnett, WI and was still living 1992 Danbury WI; married 1st April 13, 1930 Clifford McKee [son of Frank & Rosa] born 1898 IA – divorced 1934; married 2d April 27, 1935 at Webster, Burnett, WI, Guy Loyd Pardun (?) (1906-1976); and born to Florence and Clifford was:

( DOROTHY MARIE MCKEE born March 19, 1930 Outagamie Co WI; married December 27, 1950 in Webster, Burnett, WI, Ray C. Freeborn – distant relatives through the Mathias Teple Laforge line

( LILLIAN EVA VALLY born 1872 Colfax, Dunn, WI; married February 7, 1903 at Ashland WI, William Egger [son of Gottlieb & Susan (Wafler) Egger] born in Switzerland. Born to them were:

( WILLIAM TRUMAN EGGER born September 8, 1903 Ashland WI

( KERMIT ARON EGGER born September 19, 1905 Ashland WI

( MINNIE K. VALLY born 1874 WI; married 1895 Frederick R. Miller born April 1870 Switzerland; immigrated to the US 1884 with his parents; 1900 U. S. Census, Fredman is listed as a farmer and owned the farm free and clear. Born to them were:

( WILFRED E. MILLER born October 23, 1897 Cumberland Township, Barron Co WI and died June 14, 1993 Rinaldi Convalescent Home, Granada Hills CA; 1920 Census, Wilfred was a taxi cab chauffeur in Minneapolis MN and at one time was known to have lived in Garden Grove CA; married June Montgomery and born to them were:



( MURIEL GERTRUDE MILLER born May 1, 1898 Cumberland Township, Barron Co WI and died July 1975 Minneapolis MN; married 1st a Mr. Foster – divorced; married 2d September 5, 1931 at Minneapolis, Herbert John Humble [son of Albert & Annie]. Herbert was a dentist and died by drowning May 1949 during a storm on Mille Lacs Lake, MN. Unable to have children, they adopted Muriel (Penny) Elizabeth born 1937

( EARL EDMOND MILLER born September 2, 1899 Cumberland Township, Barron Co WI and died January, 1977 St. Peter, Nicollet, MN


( OSCAR L. VALLY born 1877 WI and died 1922 Park Falls, Price, WI; married 1901 Kathryn (or Catherine) Hickey (1880-1961); 1910 U. S. Census, Oscar was a saw mill laborer living in Park Falls, Price County WI and Katherine was a dressmaker; 1920 Census, Oscar is listed as a farmer living in Lake Township, Price, WI; and born to them were:

( JOSEPHINE LORETTA VALLY born July 1, 1906 Park Falls, Price, WI and died September 17, 1992 at the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, South Milwaukee WI; buried in their plot in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Cudahy, Milwaukee, WI (Photo); her gravestone there is inscribed “Sister Joann Vally 1906-1992”. According to her funeral liturgy, given by Sister Doris Hachmeister, of the Order of St. Francis, Josephine grew up in Park Falls where the family was members of the St. Anthony’s Church. At the age of 16, in January 1923, she entered the postulate at St. Francis Convent and was received into the novitiate the same year and given the religious name of Sister Mary Samuel, which was later changed to Sister Joann, of the order of St. Francis of Assisi. She celebrated her first profession of her vows on August 12, 1925. In February 1926 she received her mission assignment to teach first grade at St. Sebastian School in Milwaukee. Josephine’s subsequent teaching ministry of 51 years was chiefly devoted to upper-grade students and took place in various states. During this time, she continued her education and earned a Masters of Arts degree in Reading. In 1977, she returned to St. Mary’s Academy where she spent the last six years of her professional life working in the guidance office, while living in the Motherhouse. She retired in 1983. Two years later she moved to St. Ann Center before entering the Marian Franciscan Home in Milwaukee where she remained until her death. Sister Joann had musical and artistic ability, but had received no formal training in those areas. She played the piano by ear and enjoyed playing lively tunes and songs frequently. She was also an excellent seamstress.

( LAURENCE WILLIAM VALLY born August 1, 1913 and died April 1986

( HELEN JANE VALLY born January 16, 1918 and died October 10, 1966

( SAMUEL THOMAS VALLY born May 27, 1919

( MARY ELIZABETH VALLY born March 27, 1921

( ADRIAN VALLY (1887-) (parentage has been questioned)

( WILLIAM MOFFAT born 1844 NY and died young; probably buried in Sullivan, Jefferson, WI

( LAURIN MOFFAT born 1847 Sullivan WI

( ALBERT WILLIAM MOFFAT born 1850 Sullivan, Jefferson, WI and is believed to have died 1910-19 Cloquet, Carlton, MN. Al Moffit was married the other day to Miss Emma Darrow, of this town. We had come to the conclusion that Al was a confirmed bachelor, but it seems that he thought differently. Al is a good boy and we wish him much joy and success in his new undertaking. He married, December 16, 1879 at Dallas, Barron County WI, Emma Josephine Darrow [dau of Jerome B. & Rebecca A. (Fenton) Darrow] born September 2, 1864, Wabasha MN and died January 13, 1930, at the home of her son in Seattle WA; buried there, Acacia Park Cemetery. In the 1880 Cenus, Albert is listed as a laborer on his parent’s farm in the Village of Dallas, Barron County WI – he and his wife shared the dwelling with his parents. In the 1900 Census, Albert is listed as a carpenter living in Menomonie WI. In the 1910 Cenus, Albert was an odd jobs laborer living with his family in Menomonie WI. In the 1920 Census, Emma is listed as a widow living in Minneapolis MN with her son George. Some time after Albert’s death, Emma returned to Menomonie and operated a millinery store before moving to Seattle. Born to them were:

( GEORGE EDGAR MOFFAT born December 18, 1882 Dallas Township, Barron, WI and died June 28, 1951 Menomonie, Dunn, WI; buried there Peace Lutheran Cemetery (headstone photo); married 1st October 19, 1910 Lena Augusta Brightsman [dau of German immigrants, William & Henriette (Price) Brightsman] born December 12, 1886 Menomonie and died there March 24, 1939 at their home; buried there in the Moffat Family plot, Peace Lutheran Cemetery; married 2d December 14, 1946 at Menomonie, Mrs. Freda M. Ebling [dau of John & Minnie (Buss) Buchholz) born April 23, 1883 Wilson Township, Dunn, WI and died March 19, 1975 Menomonie; 1910 Cenus, George is listed as a wagon driver (baggage man) for American Express; later he worked for 32 years for the St. Paul MN and Omaha Railway in Menomonie, retiring from that firm in January 1947 as a Rate Clerk. Born to George and Lena were:

( GEORGE WILLIAM MOFFAT Jr born March 18, 1912 Menomonie, Dunn, WI and died there December 5, 1918 during the great flu epidemic of 1918; buried there in the Moffat Family plot in Peace Lutheran Cemetery (headstone photo)

( CATHERINE HELEN MOFFAT born November 30, 1931 Menomonie, Dunn, WI; married November 17, 1961 at Menomonie, Byron Marvin Olson [son of Ben M. & Celia). At the time of their wedding Byron was a painter residing near Boyceville, Dunn County WI and Catherine was a secretary. After their marriage, they resided in the family home in Menomonie – he worked as a painter on construction until he retired in 1986 and she worked as a secretary at the University of Wisconsin – Stout in Menomonie, from March 1, 1954 until her retirement, December 31, 1989. No offspring.

( REINE MOFFAT born October 1884 Dallas Township, Barron, WI and died December 23, 1972 at her residence in Ladysmith, Rusk, WI; buried there Riverside Cemetery (Photo). Reine was a graduate of the Menomonie High and Dunn County Normal School in Menomonie, and taught school for several years, one of which was at the Apker rural school in Rusk County. She married, January 27, 1909 at the home of her parents in Menomonie WI, Claude R. Apker [son of Tunis H. & Harriet M. (Wilson) Apker] born February 25, 1879, Strickland Township, Rusk County WI and died June 5, 1956 on their farm in rural Willard Township, Rusk County WI; buried with wife. At the time of their marriage, Claude was a railroad brakeman living in Weyerhauser WI and Reine was a bookkeeper at the office of the Wisconsin Pressed Brick Company in Menomonie. Following their marriage, they made their home in Weyerhauser. In 1941, they sold their 82 acre farm near Ladysmith and moved to Spokane WA where they lived for 10 years after which they returned to Wisconsin, to live in Conrath, Rusk County, near Ladysmith. Reine was a member of the Congregational Church of Corath and a member of the Willard Rebekah Lodge, Ladysmith. Born to them were:

( UNNAMED APKER born March 15, 1910 Ladysmith WI and apparently died within a few days

( RUSSELL WILSON APKER born June 26, 1913 WI and died June 5, 1981 Livermore CA; buried there Roselawn Memorial Park – formerly Old Masonic Cemetery; married at least three times: 1st being to Nelda {maiden name unk} in WA and they had 4 kids prior to their divorce; he also married Betty and Laura, both maiden names unk

( GEORGE APKER was living Idaho Falls ID 1992; married Fern {maiden name unk} and born to them was:

( STANLEY E. APKER born May 23, 1941 Ione, Pend Oreille Co WA and died November 2, 1988 Marshfield, Wood, WI; buried in Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery, the Catholic part of Riverside Cemetery, Ladysmith WI. He was raised by his grandparents, Claude and Reine; attended the Conrath elementary schools and Tony High School. Stanley was a Vietnam Veteran (Specialist Fourth Class), serving in the Army 1963-65. He worked at the A&P Store in Ladysmith before entering the Army and then afterwards before being transferred to the A&P in Marshfield. After two years at the Marshfield store, he became a route distributor for the 7-Up Bottling Company in Marshfield, a position he worked at for 10 years. He then worked for Bilke Distributing, later known as Eagle Eye Beverage, Inc. He married, June 4, 1966 at Ladysmith, Joyce A. Danielson [dau of Roland L. & Rose M.] born September 8, 1941. Stanley was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church of Marshfield; the American Legion Post No. 54; and the Specialty Car Club. Born to them were:



( LAURA MOFFAT born June 1889 WI

( LOREN EARL MOFFAT born 1890 in either Barron or Dunn Co WI and died April 20, 1936 Seattle WA; 1910 Cenus, Loren is listed as a bookkeeper in a brickyard; later he became a railroad express agent and was known to have worked at that profession in Portal ND in 1912; married October 20, 1910 at St. Paul MN, Lydia Ida Dieu; 1920 Census he was listed as an operator of a grocery store, living in Cedar Valley Precinct, Snohomish County WA. Born to them was:

( EMILY IRENE MOFFAT born August 22, 1912 Menomonie, Dunn, WI and died before May 3, 1992; married Alvin G. Larsen and born to them were:



( HAROLD ALBERT MOFFAT born September 22, 1896 Prairie Farm, Barron, WI and died July 1972 Los Angeles CA; 1920 Census, Harold is listed as the manager of a general store; 1930 resided Milwaukee WI; married 1st (Betty) Elizabeth Stoefen [dau of Peter] born January 30, 1897 Arlington, Sibley, MN and died August 17, 1955 Cleveland OH while the family was living in Lakewood, a suburb of Cleveland; buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Lakewood OH; married 2d Harriet {maiden name unk} in CA; no offspring

( FLORENCE REBECCA (ALICE) MOFFAT born July 9, 1906 Menomonie, Dunn, WI and died March 1984 Houston TX; 1930 resided Seattle WA; married three times with her 1st marriage being to a Mr. Archambeau – apparently no offspring; married 2d Archie M. Halsall and they lived in New Orleans for a time prior to their divorce; married 3d a Mr. Lloyd. Born to Alice and Archie were:

( PATRICIA HALSALL born January 1, 1931


Born to Alice and her third husband, Mr. Lloyd was:

( DARROCH LLOYD who was described as a dwarf

( AMELIA MOFFAT born 1858 Sullivan WI and died young; listed in the 1860 census as 2 years old; Necedah, Juneau County WI, which is where she was probably buried. She probably died before her sister born in 1861, thus her sister’s middle name.

( ANNICE AMELIA MOFFAT (Photo) born July 2, 1862/61 Necedah, Juneau, WI and died January 20, 1927 Barron Co WI, after a lengthy illness; buried there in the Christeson Family Plot in Wayside Cemetery; (Mittie) married December 25, 1882 at the Quarderer House, a hotel in Barron WI, Simon Christeson [son of Christen & Marie (Olson) Christenson] born March 22, 1855 Gulbrandalen, Norway and died February 5, 1930 Barron; buried with his wife. After their marriage, Simon became manager of the Quarderer House and later purchased the establishment. They eventually built a residence in Barron and Simon also owned a 160-acre farm in Maple Grove Township, which later was owned by his sons Raymond and Clifford and a 100-acre farm in Arland Township, which became the property of his son Lester. Both farms were located in Barron County. Simon applied for naturalization and received his citizenship papers in 1887. In the 1900 Census, Simon is listed as a lumber inspector living in Barron. In the 1910 Census, Simon is listed as a farmer living in Barron. From The Shield, Barron, June 24, 1881: Simon Christeson while engaged last week in chopping in two a tree which had blown over on his place in Clinton, narrowly escaped a free but rather undesirable ride, arrow-like through the air. He was standing about 16 feet from the root of the tree, with one foot on either side of his chip, and while yet a number of inches were uncut, the tree suddenly snapped in two at his chopping, and the stump end of the log, accompanied by one half of Simon, started sky-ward; and only for the objection of the other half, which finally (!) prevailed, bringing him down with considerable force upon an unoffending hip and arm, it is likely that he would be going yet. Simon nursed his bruises for a couple of days, and then returned to his work resolved to chop another like log with a saw. Simon was affiliated with the M. E. Church and Barron Lodge No. 35, I.O.O.F., of which he was a charter member. Born to them were:

( RAYMOND ADOLPHUS CHRISTESON (Photo) born July 4, 1885 at the family quarters in the Quarderer House, Barron, Barron, WI and died October 4, 1973 at the home of his sister, Florence, in Barron; buried there in the Wayside Cemetery. Ray took the German course in the Barron High School and graduated with the Class of 1904. Ray worked at various jobs including the Soo Line Railroad until he took over the family farm in Maple Grove Township. In the 1910 Census, is listed as a farm laborer and in 1920 was living with his parents. He was a member of the Barron I.O.O.F. Lodge

( FLORENCE MAY CHRISTESON born October 15, 1887 at the Quarderer House, Barron, Barron, WI and died August 22, 1987 at the Knapp Haven Rest Home, Chetek WI, less than 2 months short of her 100th birthday; buried in Wayside Cemetery, Barron WI. Florence graduated from the Barron High School in the Modern Classical Course as opposed to the German or English course, in 1906 with an average of 92.9, which was the third highest in a class of 13 students. A high school graduate in Barron County in those days was considered qualified to teach all eight grades in many country or rural schools, most of which were of the one room variety. She taught in rural school near Prairie Farm WI for a time, but soon left that profession, trained as a bookkeeper, and during WWI, was a bookkeeper in International Falls MN. In the 1920 Census, is listed as a telephone operator. Later she returned to Barron to take care of her mother who was in ill health and then as housekeeper for her father and brother, Lester, after her mother died. She inherited the house after the death of her father and resided in it until she entered the Knapp Haven Rest Home about 1985. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and United Methodist Church Women in Barron.

( MAUDE ARLEEN CHRISTESON born November 29, 1890 at the Quarderer House, Barron, Barron County WI and died July 1975 Tacoma, Pierce, WA; attended the Barron High School, class of 1908 or 1910, but it is not known if she graduated; 1910 Census is listed as a milliner in a store. She was working in International Falls MN at the time of her wedding. She married, July 12, 1913 at Duluth MN, (Frank) Francis George McGrath [son of Michael & Marion Ida (Casey) McGrath] born June 1, 1887 Stanley Township, Barron Co WI and died September 1950 Tacoma WA. Frank was a railroad man and worked at his profession all of his working life. He transferred from the Northern Division in Minnesota where he had union seniority to the Western Division in Tacoma WA, where he had none and had to start all over at the bottom of the ladder. Due to his lack of seniority, he was laid off for several years during the depression of the 1930s. At that time, his three children went and lived with their Aunt Florence and Uncle Lester at Barron where they stayed until a few years before WWII, when they returned to Tacoma. During WWII, Frank was in charge of a crew of men at the Auburn Holding and Reconsignment Point, Auburn WA. Born to them were:

( ARLEEN (ARLENE) MCGRATH (twin) born September 16, 1914 Veblen, Marshall, SD and died March 15, 1982 Tacoma WA; married February 1, 1912 in Tacoma WA, Walter R. Cox born February 1, 1912; a stevedore. Born to them was:

( CAROL ANN COX born April 13, 1940 Tacoma, Pierce, WA; married George Ringus – divorced; and born to them were:

( KEVIN GEORGE RINGUS born February 22, 1960

( BRIAN RAYMOND RINGUS born May 1, 1961

( JAMIE ANN RINGUS born April 20, 1963

( MAUREEN MCGRATH (twin) born September 16, 1914 Veblen, Marshall, SD and died April 1975 Tacoma WA; married Clifford Harold Dobson at Tacoma WA – it is believed they divorced. Born to them were:

( JERRY ALLEN DOBSON born April 14, 1940 Tacoma WA; married Judy {maiden name unk} and born to them were:

( ROBERT JAMES DOBSON born December 17, 1963 Tacoma WA

( RANEE KAY DOBSON born February 28, 1967 Tacoma WA

( KIMBERLY DOBSON born June 13, 1974 Tacoma WA

( RICHARD ALLEN DOBSON died in infancy

( JUDITH ANN DOBSON died age 16

( JOYCE MCGRATH born October 6, 1923 Barron, Barron, WI; married March 29, 1946 James A. Braun [son of Sally Jane Morgan and grandson of Emma Morgan] born January 9, 1921 Greenville SC and died November 5, 1993 Torrence CA; cremains were interred at the National Cemetery, Riverside CA. After living his younger years in South Caroline, James joined the Army Air Corps in 1942; became an Army Supply Officer in WWII, and returned to civilian life in Seattle WA, after the War. During the Korean War he was recalled to active duty, stayed and became a career Air Force office, retiring as a Colonel in about 1972. He and his family served two tours in Germany and at least that many at the Pentagon. They then moved to Torrence CA, where he worked for Northrup Aviation, in the aircraft and B-2 development units, for about 15 years before retiring a second time in 1990. James enjoyed the arts. As a young man he was active in the theater and enjoyed singing. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church Cathedral Choir for many years until work schedules made it frequently impossible to attend rehearsals and worship. The Brauns have been loyal and gracious supporters of the work of the church for many years. James supported Joyce in volunteer work for the Meals on Wheels program. James inspired family and friends with his gentle spirit and legacy of moral values, hard work, constant spirit of learning. His extensive travels in his work enriched the family’s life through the artifacts and objects he brought home which he selected with great care and discrimination. He was generous in sharing resources with others and was a wise and gentle man. His gentle friendship reached out to many others beyond his family. His special interests included stamp collecting, flower gardening, woodworking, photography, the Redskins, and his newest passsion, the Computer. His barbecued turkey was a savored and favored treat for his family and friends. Born to them were:

( STEPHANIE LOUISE BRAUN born October 28, 1946 Seattle WA; married 1st Eugene Francis Hunst, U.S.N., – divorced; married 2d August 22, 1987 Gerald Buchanon; There were no offspring from Stephanie and Gerald, but he did bring 2 kids from a previous marriage. Born to Stephanie and Eugene was:

( CHRISTOPHER JAMES HUNST born May 20, 1976 Washington, D.C

( CHARLES EUGENE BRAUN born May 29, 1949 Tacoma WA; married October 1, 1977 Alexandra Hines born May 4, 1967. Born to them were:

( MAUREEN MCGRATH HINES born August 20, 1978 Alexandria VA


( LISA ANNE MCGRATH BRAUN born March 17, 1951 Tacoma WA; married March 27, 1971 Paul J. Baduini and born to them were:

( JOHN DAVID BADUINI born July 12, 1979 NJ

( LAUREN NICOLE BADUINI born April 16, 1984 Coral Gables FL

( JAMES BADUINI born May 18, 1989 San Paulo, Brazil

( RUSSELL FRANCIS BRAUN born August 4, 1953 Riverside CA; married Rebecca {maiden name unk} and born to them was:


( TIMOTHY JAMES BRAUN born May 23, 1959

( CLIFFORD LLOYD CHRISTESON (Photo) born April 22, 1892 at the Quaderer House, Barron, Barron, WI and died November 1, 1972 at his farm in Maple Grove Township, Barron Co WI; buried beside his wife at the Wayside Cemetery. He was an outstanding athlete in high school and lettered in baseball, football, basketball and track for all four years. After high school, he became a construction carpenter and worked on bridges at International Falls MN, Keokuk IA, and Chattanooga TN. He later became a structural steel worker in Cleveland and Hinkley OH. At one time he played semi-pro basketball and toured with the team for about a year through the Midwest, sometimes playing in as many as three games a day. After leaving the team, he returned to the Cleveland area and it was there that he joined the Army as a Sergeant, Mechanic during WWI. He served with the 186th Aero Squardron in Texas, France and Germany – overseas from March, 1918 to October, 1919. Clifford married, March 5, 1925 at Minneapolis MN, Mrs. Marie Alberta (Peterson) Brown [dau of Johan Wilhelm & Inger Marie (Madsen) Peterson] born February 19, 1895, Eau Claire WI and died February 22, 1967, Barron WI. Marie’s first husband died when the troopship he was riding was sunk by a German submarine, February 5, 1918; the first man from Barron to lose his life in WWI. . At the time of their wedding Clifford resided in Milwaukee and Marie resided in Eau Claire – after the wedding their resided in Milwaukee. After the wedding, Clifford worked for the Nash Auto Company in Milwaukee, but shortly returned to Barron where he worked for the City until going into partnership with his brother, Raymond, on the Maple Grove Farm. In 1932 and 1933, Clifford was elected Commander of the Ben Brown American Legion Post No. 212 [named after Marie’s first husband]. Marie was employed for several years at the former Normanna Bank and at the Bank of Barron. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge No. 54 and the American Legion Auxiliary. Clifford was also a member of the I.O.O.F Lodge of Barron and the First Luthern Church. Born to them were:

( HOWARD HENRY CHRISTESON born September 19, 1926 Milwaukee WI; moved with his family to Barron WI 1927, graduated from the Barron High School as the Class Valedictorian early in 1944 when he joined the Navy as a Flight Officer Candidate. He started his training at Western Michigan College, Kalamazoo, but he switched over the a Deck Officer Candidate and was sent to Michigan State, Lansing. Shortly after the war ended the officer training program was discontinued and he was transferred to California, as a seaman where he served on a troopship, until discharged in 1946. After his discharge, Howard finished college at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he received a B. A. Degree in Commerce, 1948. He was employed by General Motors at Pontiac MI, 1948-50. He then began his career in investment banking at the National Bank of Detroit, where he advanced through the ranks to a position of Vice President. In 1968, he left the bank and became a Vice President of A.G. Becker Company & Co., a brokerage firm with offices in New York City and Chicago, which was later taken over by Merril Lynch. Howard initially worked at their office in New York City as an underwriter, but after several years transferred to their office in Chicago, where he retired in February, 1990 as Group Vice President. Howard married three times: 1st 1945 at Flint MI, Monica Johnson [dau of Herbert & Jean F. (McGovern) Johnson] – they divorced 1954; married 2d July 18, 1959 MI, Mary Jean Miller, R.N., – they divorced 1971; and 3d April 28, 1973 in Arlington Heights IL, Patricia Ann (Ryden) Hofffman [dau of Roger & Edna Lena (Phelps) Ryden] – her second marriage and she brought 3 kids to this marriage. Howard and Patricia formerly owned and operated the Anderson House Gift Shop in Ephraim Bay WI, where they also reside. Born to Howard and Monica were:

( THOMAS KEVIN CHRISTESON born April 22, 1948 Baraboo WI; graduated from high school in Flint MI about 1964. He worked on the assembly line at General Motors in Flint and later joined the U. S. Marines and was stationed at Quantico VA. Since his discharge he has moved and changed jobs frequently. Last known residence was Lansing MI. Thomas married at least three times: 1st Donna {maiden name unk} – divorced c1972; married, 2d Linda {maiden name unk} – divorced; and married 3d Paula {maiden name unk}. Born to Thomas and Donna were:

( JOY MARIE CHRISTESON born April 2, 1967 MI

( THOMAS CHRISTESON born October 5, 1968 MI

Born to Thomas and his second wife, Linda, were:


( MICHAEL CHRISTESON – could be a son by Thomas’s third wife

Born to Thomas and his third wife, Paula, was:


( MONICA MARIE CHRISTESON born April 2, 1950 Flint MI where she also graduated from high school; her marriage to James Laney was annuled 1969 – they were childless, but Monica had a child:

( STEPHANIE [SURNAME UNK] born March 30, 1973

Born to Monica and her second husband, Donald Holt, whom she married April 14, 1977 and divorced in 1983, was:


( KAREN JANE CHRISTESON born December 16, 1951 MI; married Craig Zaspel born December 1, 1947; Craig received his Ph.D., in Physics from MSU, 1975, and taught mostly math and physics at Western Montana College, Dillon MT, two hours travel from their home in Bozeman MT. Karen is a happy housewife. In August, 1988, Craig received a two year research grant for study at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. Shortly after their arrival in September, 1988, their daughter Corrie Jan died in an accident, after which the family returned to the U. S., where Corrie was buried in Bozeman.

Born to Howard and his second wife, Mary Jean, were:

( DAVID KENT CHRISTESON born August 20, 1961 MI; graduated from high school in St. Petersburg FL, attended Lawrence College, Appleton WI and later transferred to the University of WI at Madison. He dropped out of college and became a musician in a band that traveled frequently.

( STEVEN JON CHRISTESON born September 16, 1963 MI; graduated from high school in Arlington Heights IL; shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the U. S. Army and served with the 82d Airborne Div., at Fort Bragg NC. He has worked at various jobs since his discharge and was last known to be living with his mother at St. Petersburg FL.

( ELAINE MARIE CHRISTESON born December 26, 1927 Barron WI; married 1st November 15, 1951 at Madison WI, Fahim Issa Qubain – they went to Beirut, Lebanon 1951 where he received a two year grant for study at the American University – divorced 1955; married 2d December 22, 1960 at Buffalo NY, Morton Samuel Grossman [son of Edward & Rita (Cooperman) Grossman] born May 28, 1926 Brooklyn NY and died February 23, 1998 Kent OH; cremains were divided and scatttered in the Kent Bog and the Atlantic Ocean off of Boothbay Harbor ME – they owned a house in both locations and in retirement had spent their winters in Kent and their summers in Boothbay Harbor. Elaine graduated from the Barron High School, 1945 and received a B. A., in Art Education from the University of WI at Madison, 1949; also studied at the Royal School of Art at Stockholm, Sweden. She taught art in a high school in Buffalo and it was there that she met her second husband. Elaine was the host of a classical music program at the University Radio Station for several years. Mort graduated from the High School of Music and Arts, New York City, 1944 and received in his B.A., in Art from Queens College, City University of New York, and studied at Art Students League from 1944-47. He was an Associated Professor of Art at the State University of New York, Buffalo 1956-60. Elain was also at the same college where she was employed as a substitute Professor and Instructor of Printmaking and other art courses, 1959-61. They subsequently moved to Silver Spring MD, where he was also an art professor at the University of Maryland, College Park MD. In 1969, they moved to Kent OH, where he was an associate professor of Art at Kent State University. He retired July 1, 1993. Born to Elain and Fahim was:

( PHILIP ISSA QUBAIN born October 11, 1952 at the American University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon; a paramedic and he and his girlfriend, Pam Levie, reside at his small ranch near Gardner CO. Born to them were:

( ALLISON QUBAIN born August 7, 1988 Pueblo CO

( CLAIRE ANNE QUBAIN born October 8, 1990

Born to Elaine and her second husband, Morton, were:

( INGA RUTH GROSSMAN born January 9, 1962 at the Case University Hospital, Cleveland OH; graduated from Kent State University High School, Kent OH, 1980; attended Wooster College OH; and graduated from Kent State University with a B. A. She is an excellent sailor of small sailboats which she learned to sail at her family’s summer home in Booth Bay ME. Since graduation she has worked as a waitress in seasonal jobs at Booth Bay ME, FL, and Kent OH. As of 1996, she was unmarried.

( NEIL EDWARD GROSSMAN born May 2, 1969 Silver Spring MD; an excellent long distance runner who has excelled in the 10K run; graduated from Humbolt High School, St. Paul MN and later worked as a counselor in drug treatment program in St. Paul. In 1996, he was attending Kent State University.

( JOHN JOSEPH CHRISTESON (Photo) born November 28, 1930 Barron WI; when 4y old, the family moved to the Maple Grove Township Farm which his dad and Uncle Raymond farmed on a partnership basis. He graduated from Barron High School, 1948; enlisted in the Army, October 27, 1948 and took basic training at Camp Breckinridge KY and then the 50-week Repeater-Carrier (long distance signal amplification) course at Fort Monmouth NJ graduating in February, 1950; shipped to Okinawa arriving on June 1, 1950. John served a 15 month tour on Okinawa with the 579th Signal Depot Company and returned to the States in February, 1952. After a 30 day leave he was assigned to Fort Riley KS where he was discharged as a Staff Sergeant on June 19, 1952. After his discharge, John attended college and worked for the Post Office, graduating in June, 1960 with a BS degree in Mathematics and Physical Science from Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire. In 1960, John joined the US Food and Drug Administration as a Food and Drug Inspector in Minneapolis MN where he remained until transferring to Detroit, 1966. In 1968, he transferred to Philadelphia as a Drug Investigator, where he remained until 1972, when he transferred to FDA Headquarters, Rockville MD as a Consumer Safety Office in the Burea of Drugs. During his tour at Rockville, he worked in the regulation of Methadone Treatment Programs and later became the FDA’s expert on tamper-resistant packaging and compressed medical gases. John retired September 3, 1988. He married February 14, 1959 at Chetek WI, Janet Merle Niederloh, of Eau Claire WI [dau of Walter & Myrtle (Kobliska) Niederloh] born December 29, 1936 Black River Falls, Jackson, WI. She graduated from the Chetek High School 1954 and from Augsburg College, Minneapolis MN 1958, with a BA in Medical Technology. Following college she went to work at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire where she worked until John graduated and began to work for the FDA. Following John around the country, she worked in her profession in Minneapolis, Detroit, Berlin NJ, and in Laurel MD; currently working part-time at the Greater Laurel-Beltsvlle Hospital, Laurel MD. They current reside Sun City, Georgetown TX (2006). John is the provider of this twig of the Tree and has done much work on – Thanks, John. Born to them were:

( ERIC JOHN CHRISTESON born June 2, 1962 Robbinsdale [Crystal (Hennepin County) MN; graduated from Laurel Senior High School, Laurel MD, 1980 and from the University of Maryland, College Park MD, 1985, BS, Criminal Justice. Eric enlisted in the Army, February 17, 1986 and took basic training at Fort Knox KY and then to Fort Benjamin Harrison IN where he completed the Computer Programer Course in June, 1986; assigned to Mannheim, Germany where he served a two year tour as a computer programmer; reenlisted and was assigned as a computer programmer with the US Army Headquarters for Germany, Heidelberg; discharged June 28, 1993; and current works as a civilian computer programmer for Personal Support Center in Heidelberg. Eric was an outstanding soccer player while growing up, lettering three years during High School and he has continued to play soccer for the Army and German teams. Eric married, December 28, 1987 at Heidelberg, Germany and January 7, 1988 at Dossenheim, Germany, Sabinine Scholl [dau of Hans & Stephine] born January 29, 1962, Dossenheim, Germany. She is a graduate of the Sinsheim Hospital School of Nursing and was employed at the University of Heidelberg Hospital Eye Clinic. They currently reside in Heidelberg. Born to them were:

( ANNE GRETE CHRISTESON born February 13, 1985; was Sabinine’s daughter and she was adopted by Eric in 1989

( PHILLIP JOHN CHRISTESON born June 13, 1988 Heidelberg, Germany

( KEVIN JAMES CHRISTESON born September 20, 1989, Heidelberg, Germany

( GAIL LYNN CHRISTESON born February 6, 1966 Robbinsdale (Crystal, Hennepin County) MN; graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt MD 1984, as a National Merit Scholar Finalist; elected to go to Texas A&M where she graduated 1988, Summa Cum Laude, B.S., Geophysics; earned her Ph.D, in Marine Geophysics 1993, under a National Science Foundation Grant in a joint program at M.I.T., and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole MA. Gail started post doctoral studies in January 1994 at the University of Texas – Austin and later accepted a research position there; married September 14, 1991 in Falmouth MA, John Anson Goff [son of Richard & Ann (Bergstrasser) Goff] born August 21, 1963 San Francisco CA. John also received his Ph.D. in Marine Geophysics, 1991, MIT and Wood Hole Oceanographic Institute and then engaged in a two year post doctoral research postion there. In 1993, he accepted a research position at the University of Texas. Born to them was:

( CAMERON ROBERT GOFF born January 1, 1997 Austin TX

( HOWARD LECONTE CHRISTESON (Photo) born August 12, 1895 Barron, Barron, WI and died there July 15, 1929; buried Christeson Family Plot, Wayside Cemetery; graduated from Barron High School 1913; attended Ripon College for a year and the University of Minnesota for another year, where he specialized in chemistry. Howard was a veteran of WWI, having been drafted July 23, 1917 at Barron while a student at Lawrence College. At that time he was listed as 5’8″ tall with light hair, blue eyes and fair complexion. He was initially sent to Fort Sheridan IL and sailed for Germany on November 10, 1918, one day before the Armistice was signed. He was assigned tothe machine gun Corps, but transferred to the medical corps, serving in the laboratory of the Evacuation Hospital, Number 13, in Koblenz, Germany. He returned to the U.S., August 10, 1919 and was discharged at Camp Grant IL. For about three years he worked as a druggist at Cumberland, then followed the canning business for several years and later returned to Barron and took over operation of the family farm (Prospect Hill Farm) in Arland Township, Barron County WI. In 1927, it is reported that Howard and his brother Ray canned about 150 gallons of maple syrup and raised strawberries. He was a director of the Barron chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, a member of the Barron Volunteer Fire department and a member of the Ben Brown Post, American Legion. A young man of excellent character, genial and kindly disposition, he was a favorite with all who knew him and had numerous friends who deplore his untimely death and great sympathy for the bereaved family – unmarried

( LESTER SIMON CHRISTESON (Photo) born August 18, 1898 Barron, Barron, WI and died April 4, 1992 at the Knapp Haven Rest Home, Chetek, Barron, WI; buried Wayside Cemetery, Barron. Lester took over the operation of the Arland Township farm after the death of his brother Howard and later became the owner. This farm had been logged of pine during the lumbering days and consisted mostly of second growth timber and hardwood which had not been worth logging during the lumber days; probably only about 20 acres of this 100 acre farm had been cleared for crops. The main source of income for the farm was money received from other farmers who pastured their young stock there during the summer months and the maple syrup Lester evaported from the fine stand of sugar maple trees. Thsi farm adjoined the one owned by Marie Christeson and her daughter, Benjaline H. Brown. Lester also operated a truck garden on another property and his primary crop was strawberries and sweet corn. He also raised plant sets and tomatoes. He had sold the farm and the lot and was retired and living with his sister Florence, prior to entering the Knapp Haven Rest Home. Lester’s health required care that the rest home could provide, however, his mind was as sharp as ever. He read the newspaper every day and also listened to his record collection of classical music or the same music on the radio – unmarried

( RUSSELL EUGENE CHRISTESON (Photo) born August 12, 1902 Barron, Barron, WI and died October 26, 1906; buried Simon Christeson Family Plot, Wayside Cemetery

( CHARLES LAFORGE born 1817 and died January 4, 1900

( HARRIET JANE LAFORGE born October 24, 1820 and died November 18, 1900

( ESTHER LAFORGE born April 18, 1822 and died March 25, 1904

( SAMUEL LECOUNT born June 12, 1791

( JOHN LECOUNT, JR. (JOHN HENDRICK LECOUNT) (John Harland LeCount) born June 12, 1794 New Rochelle NY and died May 17, 1878 LeRoy, Dodge, WI; War of 1812 veteran served from August 18, 1814 to November 29, 1814 in Captain Cornelius Nelson’s Company of the 1st Regiment (NY); he was a sailor on the Hudson River and was on the intial vogage of the Fulton steamship; later moved to Wayne Co NY where he was a cooper and later elected Sheriff, a position he held for 6y;married March 9, 1820 (November 1819) at Sodus, Wayne, NY Esther Smith born c1801 and died October 26, 1884; she is buried Prairie Hill Cemetery, Bardley SD; and born to them were:


( CALEB LECOUNT born June 1824 NY

( JULIA ANN LECOUNT born April 4, 1826 NY

( CHARLES LECOUNT born June 8, 1828 Sodus, Wayne, NY and died February 1, 1907 Waycross GA; married October 31, 1852 Jane Amanda Littlefield [dau of Elisha Alvin & Lydia Maria (Parsons) Littlefield] born August 20, 1834 Readsboro, Bennington, VT and died September 17, 1907 Waycross GA; both buried Oakland Cemetery, Waycross (Photo). The moved to Hartford WI, York NE, Anthony FL, and then Waycross GA. See narrative below. Born to them were:

( LAURA MAE LECOUNT born May 25, 1868 Kekoshew WI and died January 13, 1933 Waycross GA; married August 8, 1895 Thomas Jefferson Darling born June 25, 1868 Blackshear GA and died July 8, 1943 Waycross GA.

Ware-Pierce-Richmond County GaArchives Biographies; Author: William Harden

p. 896-898

THOMAS JEFFERSON DARLING. Prominent among the leading lumber manufacturers and dealers of Ware county is Thomas Jefferson Darling, of Waycross, who was for many years identified with the upbuilding and growth of this section of the state, and has contributed his full share towards advancing its material interests, as proprietor of the Darling Construction Company being associated with one of its most valuable industrial enterprises. A son of Dr. Thomas Jackson Darling, he was born, June 25, 1868, in Blackshear, Pierce County, Georgia, of New England lineage.

His grandfather, Joseph Darling, was born in 1784, either in Rhode Island, or in Georgia, of Rhode Island ancestry. For many years a resident of Richmond County, Georgia, he owned a large plantation on the Washington road, eight miles from Augusta, where both he and his wife spent their last years, at the close of life being buried side by side on the old home plantation, his death occurring October 4, 1844. He married Mary Manning Dunevan, who was born March 5, 1783, and died April 14, 1847, having survived him two and one-half years.

Born in Richmond County, Georgia, in 1828, Thomas Jackson Darling laid a solid foundation for his future education in the days of his youth, and was subsequently graduated from the Augusta, Georgia, Medical College with the degree of M. D. Beginning the practice of medicine in Blackshear. Pierce county, Dr. Darling continued there until the breaking out of the war between the states, when he offered his services to the Confederacy, and as a surgeon in the Army continued in active service until the close of the conflict. Resuming then his practice in Blackshear, he remained there until his death, June 14, 1873, being one of the foremost physicians and surgeons of that part of the county.

The maiden name of the wife of Dr. Darling was Bashabee Elizabeth Godbee. She was born in Alabama, July 29, 1829, a daughter of Samuel Isaac Ivy Godbee, and grand-daughter of Samuel Godbee, who married Elizabeth Moore, a daughter of Abner Moore. Samuel Isaac Ivy Godbee, who removed from. Alabama to Georgia in 1830, and spent the remainder of his years in Eichmond county, married Elizabeth Mobley, a daughter of James Alexander and Sarah (Wimberly) Mobley. The Moores, Mobleys and Wimberlys were among the early and prominent settlers of Richmond County. Dr. Darling’s wife outlived him many long years, passing away October 9, 1903, leaving eight children, as follows: Rena, Mina, Dora, Will, Emma, A. C., Thomas Jefferson, and Edward Lee.

Receiving his preliminary mental training in the public schools of Blackshear, Thomas Jefferson Darling afterwards continued his studies at the Johnsonville High School. Apprenticing himself “to a firm of builders at the age of seventeen years, in Orlando, Florida, he remained with his employers three years, and was afterwards foreman of a carpentering gang for four years, in Blackshear, Georgia, and in Waycross, Embarking then in business on his own account in Waycross, Mr. Darling built up a patronage that extended throughout southern Georgia, and into Florida, as a contractor and builder, filling many large contracts. In Jacksonville, Florida, Mr. Darling erected the magnificent Dyal Upchurch office building, and in Waycross has had the supervision of the building of many of its most substantial and handsome business blocks. He erected the Young Men’s Christian Association Building, the Bunn Bell College

Building and many others of note. He has built three court houses, numerous school houses, and hundreds of dwellings in South Georgia, creations of his brains and hands being in evidence in many places. Retiring from the building industry in 1908, Mr. Darling has since been prosperously employed in the lumber business, having an extensive yard in Waycross, and a finely equipped planing mill.

On August 8th, 1895, Mr. Darling married Laura Le Count, who was born in Kekoshkee, Wisconsin, May 25, 1868, a daughter of Charles Le Count, and grand-daughter of John Hendrix Le Count. Her great-grandfather, John Le Count, was born at New Rochelle, New York, of French Huguenot ancestry, and served, so it is supposed, as a soldier in the Revolutionary war. John Hendrix Le Count, a native of New Rochelle, New York, served in the War of 1812, and Mrs. Darling now has in her possession his papers giving him an honorable discharge from the service. He subsequently removed to Wisconsin, locating at Hartford, where he spent his remaining years. He married Esther Smith, who was born in Dutchess County, New York, a daughter of Stephen and Deborah (Bashford) Smith, both of

whom were life-long residents of Dutchess County, his birth occurring in 1770, and his death in 1845, while she was born in 1783 and died in 1851.

As a young man Charles Le Count migrated to Wisconsin, and until 1869 was there engaged in the hardware business. In that year he settled in Nebraska, in York, which was then a frontier town, seventy miles from a railroad. Opening a hardware store there, he built up a good business, and became prominent in public affairs, serving as treasurer of York county, as treasurer of the city of York, and as treasurer of the County Agricultural Society, and of seven other organizations of minor importance. On account of impaired health, Mr. Le Count sold out his Nebraska interests in 1885, and purchased an orange grove at Anthony, Marion county, Florida, where he lived until 1906. Coming then to Georgia, he resided in Waycross until his death, in February, 1907.

Mr. Le Count married Jane Amanda Littlefield, who was born, August 20, 1824, in Readsboro, Vermont, a daughter of Elisha Alvin Littlefield. Her grandfather, Asa Littlefield, who was born May 6, 1762, and died June 19,1845, married, March 24, 1782, Lois Stark, whose birth occurred May 15, 1755, and who died April 25, 1740. In 1820 Elisha Alvin Littleneld married Lydia Maria Parsons, a daughter of Joseph and Rachel (Battles) Parsons, who removed from Canada to Vermont, and they subsequently left New England, going to Kekoshkee, Wisconsin, where both spent their remaining years. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Le Count were people of sterling worth and integrity, highly esteemed in the business and social circles of Kekoshkee, and were valued members of the Universalist church. They reared four children, namely: Adelaide, John, Charles, and Laura, now Mrs. Darling. Mr. and Mrs. Darling are the parents of four children, namely: Thomas Jackson Darling, Charles Le Count Darling, Dorothea Darling, and Sunshine Darling.

Politically Mr. Darling supports the principles of the Democratic party in state and town elections, and in national affairs is a Prohibitionist. Religiously both Mr. and Mrs. Darling are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Born to them were:




( SUNSHINE DARLING married a Mr. Lewis

( ADELAIDE A LECOUNT born July 17, 1855 WI

( JOHN CLYDE LECOUNT born 1858 WI; employed by the railroad shops in High Springs, Alachua, FL

( CHARLES A LECOUNT born June 1860 WI

( HARRIET E LECOUNT (1853-1854) born WI



( JAMES MILTON LECOUNT born September 27, 1835 NY

( SAMUEL NELSON LECOUNT born January 17, 1841 MI

( CELIA E LECOUNT born August 17, 1843 OH

( IRA LECOUNT born c1846 OH

( HELENA (or ELEANOR) LECOUNT born February 6, 1797 and died January 1, 1865; also called Elena and Hellner; married 1817 George Wallace, a Scotsman, born 1797; a veteran of the Civil War and member of the G.A.R. When he returned from the war, his farm was terribly run down; his wife had died and he was very poor. Born to them were:

( JOHN H WALLACE born March 28, 1818 New York City and died April 27, 1891 Newburgh, Orange, NY. John went to Philipstown when he was eight years old and there he grew up to manhood and followed farming throughout his active life. He lived for some years on the crossroad leading from the Post Road to Purdytown; later purchasing the James Jaycox place on the Post Road and moved his family there. He and his wife were leading and active members of the North Highlands Methodist Episcopal Church. He married July 14, 1839 in Putnam Co NY, Anna/Annie E. Mekeel born 1822 (tombstone says 1823) and died May 12, 1887; both buried North Highland Cemetery, Putnam Co NY; and born to them were:


( DARIUS WALLACE (James) born March 14, 1842 Philipstown NY and died February 14, 1879 North Highlands, Philipstown; married Athalinda/Ethelinda Mekeel [dau of Elijah & Susan (Gray) Mekeel] born October 12, 1842 and died May 12, 1911; both buried North Highland Cemetery, Putnam Co NY. Born to them were (As per John Christeson, cemetery records at the Cold Spring Cemetery revealed that Athalinda and her 4 kids are all buried in the family plot at North Highland Cemetery; the girls all had the last name of Wallace in the cemetery records, indicated that they were unmarried/young at the time of their death):

( WALTER WALLACE born October 1865

( ANNIE E WALLACE born December 1867

( GRACE WALLACE born September 1873

( ELIZABETH WALLACE (Bessie) born August 1876


( MARY A WALLACE (1860-1931) married 1882 Dr. L.A. Roberts and they resided in Newburgh NY

( GEORGE WASHINGTON WALLACE (Wash) born September 7/9 (17), 1819 Philipstown, Putnam, NY and died May 17, 1911 Park Ridge, Bergen, NJ; Member of the G.A.R., which means he served in the Union Army during the Civil War; married c1841 Hannah Jane Hawks, of Indian descent [dau of Caleb and Anna (Barton) Hawks] born July 8, 1824 Philipstown and died December 6, 1909 Hilldale, Bergen, NJ; both buried at Old Hook Cemetery, NJ (Westwood Cemetery, Westwood, Bergen, NJ; and born to them were:

( LEWIS JAMES WALLACE (Lou) born c1841 Philipstown NY and died after 1909; married 1875 Susan Lincoln (1853-1945)

( JAMES W. WALLACE born September 25, 1843 Philipstown, Putnam, NY and died February 10, 1913 Glenham, Dutchess, NY; buried Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill, Dutchess, NY (Photos). James was a veteran of the Civil War having served as a Sergeant, Company L and E., 6th New York Heavy Artillery; also served with Company E., 10th New York Heavy Artillery. He enlisted August 15, 1862 at Cold Spring, Putnam County NY to serve three years as a Private. On May 1, 1864, he was promoted to 8th Corporal and on February 20, 1865, he was promoted to Sergeant. James saw action at the battles of Gettysburg, Cedar Creek, Fredericksburg and other major forays in the more northern section. He helped guard an ammunition train while Sheridan made his famous ride, and was aide to Colonel Howard Kitching. James never tired of telling of the day his regiment was reviewed by General Grant; that was the exact moment Sergeant Wallace’s cassion chose to get stuck in the mud. He was mustered out of service on July 17, 1865, at Petersburg VA. After his discharge, he returned to his home in Philipstown NY where he resided for two years; in 1867 he moved to Bergen County NJ where he resided for five years; in 1872 he moved to Hopewell, Dutchess County NY where he resided for four years; in 1876 he moved to Stormville, Dutchess County where he resided for four years; in 1880 he moved to Glenham, Dutchess County, where he eventually became the postmaster and lived out the rest of his days. In the 1880 Census, he is listed as a worker involved with timber living in Wappingers Township, Dutchess County NY; in the 1890 Census it was noted that he was suffering from lung disease and chronic dysentry; and in the 1900 Census he was listed as an attendant at the insane asylum and living in Fishkill. He married 1st November 2, 1870 in Chester PA, at the home of her mother, Clara L. Walter [dau of Thomas W & Esther (Griswold) Walter] born March 23, 1853, PA and died July 10, 1880, New Hackensack, Dutchess, NY; buried Fishkill Rural Cemetery. James, married 2d February 27, 1883 in Philadephia PA, at the home of her mother, Susan Lincoln Walter [a sister of his first wife] born September 19, 1862 Philadelphia PA and died April 1, 1945 Brewster, Putnam, NY; buried in the Uriah Wallace family plot, Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill NY. Born to James and Clara were:

( FREDDIE WALLACE died in infancy and buried with his parents

( WALTER A. WALLACE born March 28, 1877 Etna (Emerson) NJ; 1910 Census, he was listed as living with his father and was an attendant at the insane asylum

( ABBIE P. WALLCE born October 3, 1879 Fishkill NY

Born to James and his second wife, Susan, was:

( LOUIS CALVIN WALLACE (Louis Lalsin Wallace) born February 7, 1884 Stormville, Dutchess, NY and died January 28, 1957 (stone says 1956); married Emma Buckley; both buried with his mother in the Uriah Wallace family plot, Fishkill Rural Cemetery (Photo)

( URIAH WALLACE born February 7, 1846 Philipstown, Putnam, NY and died October/November 4, 1909 Fishkill, Dutchess, NY; buried there in Fishkill Rural Cemetery – it noted that Uriah’s parents, both in their 90s, attended his funeral. [Note: The graves of all three brothers, James, Uriah, and William H., are within about 30 feet of each other in the Fishkill Cemetery.] Uriah was a veteran of the Civil War, having served as a Corporal, Company C and L, 6th New York Heavy Artillery; enlisted September 15, 1862, Cold Spring, Putnam County NY to serve three years as a Private. When he was mustered in, it was noted that he was 5’4 1/2″ tall with light hair, blue eyes and a light complexion. On December 10, 1864, he was promoted to 9th Corporal and was mustered out, July 19, 1865 at Petersburg VA. He was employed as a farmer, road builder, cutting timber back, Agent Clerk in store, lighting rod agent, laborer in woolen mill, guard in prison, teamster and general laborer. In the 1880 Census, he is listed as a laborer living in Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County; in the 1900 Census, he is listed as an attendant at the insane asylum. He married January 8, 1868 at Wappinger Falls, Harriet Jones/Janes born 1846 and died November 23, 1905 Fishkill NY. Born to them were:

( GEORGE W. WALLACE born July 28, 1869

( GRACE H. WALLACE born June 21, 1874

( CHARLES V. WALLACE born October 13, 1876 and died 1877

( CHRISTINA F. WALLACE born February 22, 1879

( MAUD JULIA WALLACE born December 25, 1880

( HENRY EHRICH WALLACE born January 18, 1884 and died 1905 (February 6, 1913)

( WILLIAM G. WALLACE born May 24, 1888 and died that same year

( WILLIAM HENRY WALLACE born September 9, 1848 Philipstown, Putnam, NY and died January 8, 1929 Fishkill, Dutchess, NY. William was a Civil War veteran, having served in Company B and C, 6th New York Heavy Artillery; enlisting March 2, 1864 at the age of 15 years at Terrytown, Westchester County NY; William’s father signed a statement (false one) that William was 18 years of age, so he could enlist. In a letter to the Commissioner of Pensions, in 1918, William wrote: AI enlisted the 2d day of March, 1864 for three years or sooner. Shot with Co. B 6th Reg NY Heavy Artillery. I was shipped from New York city in 10 days to Brandy Station in camp. When Grant started on the march through the wilderness I was put in the 5th Corps under Gen. Warren. I went through the Wilderness campaign. At the James River, crossed the river at City Point before Lee got there and laid in Breastworks until after the fort was blown up. I was wounded in the hip with a rifle bullet on the Welden railroad on the 3d day of July. After the fort was blown up we were shippped to Washington, then to the Shenandoah Valley until after the battle of Cedar Creek when we did Old Early up; then shipped back to Bermuda Hundred. We laid there until Gen. Lee evacuated the works then followed him to Nottaway court house. After Lee surrended we came back to Petersburg and did guard duty until I was honorably discharged Aug. 24, 1865″. After his discharge, Willliam returned to Philipstown where he resided in Cold Spring until 1870 when he moved to Wappingers Falls; in 1877 he moved to Fishkill NY, where he lived the rest of his days. He married, January 30, 1870 at Glenham, Dutchess, NY Hester Knapp born July 29, 1846 NY and died April 17, 1928, Fishkill NY; both buried there in the Fishkill Rural Cemetery (tombstone photo). In the 1870 Census, Willliam is listed as a farm laborer living with his wife on the farm of Job Knapp (father-in-law?); in the 1880 Census, he is listed as a laborer living in Wappingers Falls; in the 1900 Census, he is listed as a nursery laborer. Born to them were:

( AARON WALLACE born November 23, 1870 probably in Cold Spring, Putnam Co NY; Anna May Bailey [dau of John Wesley & Alice Jane (Racine) Bailey] born May 3, 1876 Dutchess Junction, Dutchess, NY and died October 13, 1944 Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, NY; buried Fishkill Rural Cemetery (headstone photo); and they had 5 kids, 2 of which survived infancy and they were:

( ALICE H WALLACE (1905-1945)


( CLEMENTINA L. C. WALLACE (Clementina G) born December 22, 1873 probably in Wappingers Falls NY and died May 14, 1874; buried with her parents

( CLEMENTINA WALLACE born August 3, 1875 probably in Wappingers Falls NY and died 1918

( DAISY (IDABELL) WALLACE born June 13, 1882 Fishkill NY and died June 16, 1882; buried with her parents

( CORA MAY WALLACE born October 17, 1885 Fishkill NY

( JAY WALLACE born circa 1850 and died an infant

( WALTER WALLACE born circa 1853 and died an infant

( JULIA A. WALLACE born November 7, 1855 and died after 1909; married Henry Ehrich/Ohrich

( JAMES HENRY WALLACE c1825/1832 and died apparently while serving in the Union Army during the Civil War as he was shot in the back somewhere in the South while going for a drink of water

( HANNAH JANE WALLACE born December 1, 1827 Phillipstown NY and died January 6, 1917 Demont/Dumont, Bergen, NJ; married May 4, 1848 at Cold Spring NY (Joseph Jevens) Joseph James Jevens (Jevons) (1814-1878); both buried at the Union Cemetery, Highland Falls, Orange, NY (tombstone photo). Joseph was a sea captain on a ship that laid first Atlantic Cable and was given a land grant by the US Government near West Point. He died at Ainsworth, England from injuries he received from falling out of an apple tree. Born to Hannah and Joseph were:

( GEORGE FLETCHER JEVENS born March 1, 1849 Highland Falls NY and died c1914; married Eliza Phipps and born to them was:


( WILLIAM E. JEVENS born December 6, 1850 Highland Falls (Cornwall, Orange) NY and died November 20, 1908 Highland Falls, Orange, NY; buried Union Cemetery, Highland Falls (headstone photo); married Anna Statia (or Stacia {mnu} born 1846 Ireland); and born to them were:

( WILLIAM E. JEVENS, JR (1874-c1933) married Mary Stranahan and born to them were:

( EFFIE JEVENS married Harold Brown

( JEAN JEVENS married Harvey Green

( JOSEPH JEVENS (1879-c1905)

( ANN ADELIA JEVENS (Ann Adelaide) born March 17, 1852/53 and died December 20, 1856

( ELIZABETH JEVENS born March 31, 1854 and died February 11, 1855

( MARY JANE JEVENS born April 1856 and died age 95; married in the Highland Falls Methodist Church, Jackson Rose and born to them were:

( WILLET ROSE of Garrison; married and born to him and his wife was:

( JACK ROSE who lived in Cold Spring NY

( HOWARD ROSE of Massachusetts

( GERTRUDE ROSE married Hugh Potter and lived in Peekskill.

( JOSEPH HENRY JEVENS born October 15/16, 1858 and died c1916; married Mary Elizabeth Lawrence (she remarried after his death, a Mr. Parsons and had five children with him) and born to them were:

( MARY ELIZABETH JEVENS married John Parsons



( SARAH ELLEN JEVENS born April 18/19, 1861 and died May 20/30, 1934; married Walter Wood (1859-1935) and born to them were:

( RAY WOOD born Philipstown

( BERTHA WOOD born Philipstown

( EDITH WOOD born Highland Falls

( FLOYD WOOD born Highland Falls

( HERBERT WOOD born Highland Falls

( ELIZABETH COUSINS JEVENS born April (October) 10, 1863 and died April 5, 1894; unmarried

( ADELAIDE PIPER JEVENS born July 15, 1865 and died c1942; married Charles Johnston and born to them was:


( MARGARET MARIAH JEVENS born October 12, 1869 and died 1954; married Carl Straeter who died c1910 and born to them was:

( MARGUERITE (RITA) STRAETER (1897-1923) married Ned Richardson and born to them were:



( JAMES WASHINGTON JEVENS born August 7/8, 1871 Cornwall, Orange, NY and died May 3, 1936 Highland Falls, Orange, NY; married Sarah Armstrong born December 6, 1877 Enniskillen, North Ireland and died April 30, 1936 Highland Falls NY; both were buried May 5, 1936 Union Cemetery, Highland Falls. Born to them were:

( HANNAH JANE JEVENS born October 22, 1898; married William Raymond Alsdorf and born to them were:






( ROBERT E.A. JEVONS (he changed the spelling) born August 28, 1900 and died December 28, 1975; married Dorothea Williams and born to them were:



( MARTHA ELEANOR JEVONS (JEVENS?) born January 25, 1902/3; married Earl Anthony Hollis and born to them were:

( ELEANOR HOLLIS married January 24, 1953 Paul Tedesco and born to them were:

( STEVEN TEDESCO born November 14, 1955; married April 20, 1985 Christine Tunkey and born to them were:




( SARA TEDESCO born January 14, 1960; married David William Tagget (Sara has sent corrected and updated info – thanks, Sara!!!) and born to them were:



( JAMES TEDESCO born April 11, 1961; married November 18, 1984 Maria Danesi and born to them were:



( SUSANNE HOLLIS married Dante Ciocci and born to them was:


( EARL ANTHONY HOLLIS Jr married, name unk, and born to them were:

( EARL ANTHONY HOLLIS III (Tony) married, name unk, and born to them were:



( DEBRA HOLLIS married 1st David Lee Smith; 2d Irwin Joseph Katz; both Debra and Joseph were killed February 10, 2001 in a car accident; born to Debra and David were:

( DEANNA DEVONNE SMITH – provider of this updated info – thanks Deanna!



( ELIZABETH MADOLINE JEVONS (JEVENS?) born October 25, 1904; married November 24, 1919 Joseph E. Mayer (1902-1973) and born to them were:

( JOSEPH JAMES MAYER born May 6, 1921; Retired US Navy, having served in the US Submarine Service during WWII; married 1st ,1943 Rose Alice Denis and 2d Joyce Dorwity. Born to Joseph were possibly three children, names unknown.

( RICHARD THOMAS MAYER born June 22, 1922 Litchfield CT; served as a Lieutenant in the Navy; married 1st, 1943, Lucy Daniel and 2d Inez Burcham. Born to Richard and his wife (wives?) were:





( DONALD ROBERT MAYER born September 9, 1923 Litchfield CT; graduated from the USN Academy 1946; Post Graduate 1952; Pensacola 1958; received DFC in Japan 1959; participated in 3 Pacific Battles before entering the Naval Academy; married June 6, 1946 Lorraine Polhemus born September 22, 1927 and born to them were possibly 6 children, names unknown

( ALBERT ARTHUR MAYER born June 26, 1925 Highland Falls NY; USN Vet; married Loretta Larson and born to them were:

( ARTHUR JAMES MAYER, JR. born April 3, 1944 Long Beach CA

( KATHRYN AMANDA MAYER born June 18, 1948 Litchfield CT

( JAMES EDWARD JEVONS (JEVENS?) born January 8, 1908 and died in infancy

( ALICE MARGUERITE JEVONS (JEVENS?) born August 1, 1910; married 1st Donald Herbert Cahill who died 1931; 2d Joseph F. McGrath. Born to Alice [which husband is unknown] was:

( ALICE (?CAHILL/MCGRATH?) married Elmer Birdseye

( ARTHUR WILLIAM JEVONS (JEVENS?) born April 3, 1915; married 1st Dorothea Armstrong; 2d Joanne {maiden name unk}; and they had possibly four children, names unk

( ANN (NANCY) LECOUNT (LECOMPT) born May 10, 1799 Westchester Co NY and died January 20, 1850 Philipstown (age 51-8-16); buried at Old Cold Spring Cemetery; married as his 1st wife, Charles Mekeel born December 14, 1796 Philipstown and died March 4, 1879 Nelsonville; both buried in Old Cold Spring Cemetery, Phillipstown NY. Charles purchased all the land of John LeCount and Caleb Ferris, Jr, plus more. The pond, known as the Ferris Pond at the top of Lane Gate Road is now known as Dale Pond. He conducted farming operations all his active days near Griffin’s Corners (later called Mekeel’s Corners) and later moved to Nelsonville. After Ann’s death, Charles remarried – wife unk. Born to Ann and Charles were:

( MARY SUSAN MEKEEL born (June 22, 1818) May 24, 1818 Philipstown, Putnam, NY and died March 10, 1900 Nelsonville, Putnam, NY; married c1834 James Henyan [son of David] born September 1/24, 1816 possibly at Highland Falls, Orange Co NY and died April 1, 1892 Nelsonville, NY; both buried at Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold Spring, Putnam, NY. They made their home at Highland Falls NY and later at Nelsonville. Born to them were:

( CHARLES S. HENYAN born (July 18) August 30, 1835 Highland Falls, Orange, NY and died April 20, 1907 Cold Spring. He operated a livery stable opposite the railroad depot at Cold Spring up unit his death. He was a Republican and had been favored with minor positions, both in Albany and the Customs House. In December, 1868, he suffered the loss of his left hand from the bursting of his gun while hunting near Griffin’s Corners. He married June 29, 1864 Abigail Ann Dennett [dau of Jesse & Anna (Cleaver) Dennett] born September 11, 1840 and died September 9, 1923; and born to them were:

( MAY DENNETT HENYAN born April 30, 1871 Nelsonville, Putnam, NY and died April 1, 1961 St. Petersburg; married Charles Elmer McClary (1866-1942) [son of John & Mary Anne (Davis) McClary]; a carpenter and builder of Cold Spring NY; both buried Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold Spring NY. Born to them were:

( ELMER MCCLARY (1894-1911)

( EARL D. MCCLARY born November 11, 1896 and died August/September 2, 1959; buried in his parent’s plot, Cold Spring Cemetery; married July 29, 1949 Gertrude Gedgord

( MINOLA MAY MCCLARY born September 11, 1898/99 Cold Spring, Putnam, NY and died June 18, 1990 Raleigh, Wake, NC; buried Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold Spring NY; married July 26/28, 1926 in Cold Spring, James Wilson Bailey [son of James Edgar & Louise Marian (Wilson) Bailey] born March 30, 1890 Cold Spring and died there September 13,1970; a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court; and born to them were:

( ALICE ADELA BAILEY born May 22, 1927; married September 16, 1951 Captain Harry George Skinner, USAF, and born to them were:

( JANET LOUISE SKINNER born January 29, 1953

( NANCY GAYLE SKINNER born June 16, 1955

( DIANE ELISABETH SKINNER born April 14, 1958

( JANET MCCLARY BAILEY born July 17, 1928; married, July 12, 1947 Lieutenant Benjamin Ransom McBride, USAF, and born to them were:

( DOUGLAS RANSOM MCBRIDE born April 5, 1948

( JAMES BAILEY MCBRIDE born November 12, 1949

( STUART KEEFE MCBRIDE born April 22, 1952

( KYLE WILSON MCBRIDE born September 6, 1955

( NANCY ALICE MCBRIDE born February 11, 1960

( JAMES WILSON BAILEY Jr born November 4, 1930 Cold Spring NY and died July 24, 1998 Union, Union, NJ; buried Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold Spring NY; married August 21, 1954 Edna Price and born to them were:

( SHARON LOUISE BAILEY born November 5, 1957

( LYNN ELLEN BAILEY born June 10, 1959

( MIRTHA ALICE MCCLARY (Mertha) born January 23, 1905; married June 11, 1931 Donald Cole Stokoe and born to them was:

( JOHN CHARLES STOKOE born February 18, 1935; married August 30, 1959 Barbara Jane McWhorter and born to them were:

( LISA JANE STOKOE born August 23, 1959

( DONALD ARTHUR STOKOE born April 8, 1961

( ELLEENE ABBY MCCLARY born August 16, 1911; married May 30, 1941 Samuel Tweed Wilson; no offspring

( CHARLES HENYAN born February 1876 Nelsonville, Putnam, NY; married Ella V. Clark of Lake Surprise, Philipstown NY

( SARAH E. HENYAN born August 6, 1838 Putnam Co NY and died December 14, 1903 Nelsonville, Putnam, NY; unmarried; buried Cold Spring Cemetery

( JOHN C. HENYAN born July 25, 1844 and died July 23, 1909 Nelsonville; a machinist by trade and worked at his trade in the West Point Foundry and at the Wright Machine Company at Newburgh NY. He was also the proprietor of a grocery store at Nelsonville. He married Amanda Smith born March 12, 1848 and died January 17, 1884 Putnam Co NY; both buried in the James Henyan family plot, Cold Spring Cemetery; another source says no offspring

( WILLIAM E. HENYAN born Sept 1862; married Minnie Wright. He conducted a grocery store at Nelsonville, formerly occupied by his brother, John. Both to them were:

( LULU HENYAN born June 1892 Nelsonville and died March 10, 1894

( LELIA HENYAN married Fred Lowe; born to them were two daughters and a son

( MARGARET HENYAN married Jay Utter and born to them were:


( FAY UTTER married a Mr. Shigley and born to them were:

( JOHN SHIGLEY born September 14, 1949

( DONALD SHIGLEY born October 23, 1950

( MARY ANN HENYAN born April 27, 1851 and died May 18, 1852

( JAMES E. HENYAN born June 15, 1853 Philipstown and died February 21, 1905; married February 2, 1877 Mary E. Higgins of Cold Spring born 1854 and died February 2, 1911 age 52y; and born to them were:

( MAUD HENYAN married December 31, 1901 Arrie Berkhoff

( ALICE HENYAN married Arthur Pilson

( EUGENE HENYAN married June 30, 1911 Bertha Daniels

( EUGENE A. HENYAN born May 13, 1858 and died July 5, 1863

( CALEB MEKEEL died in childhood

( SAMUEL JOHN MEKEEL born November 4, 1829 Philipstown NY and died February 9, 1872; owned a small farm on the crossroad leading from the Post Road at Milton Smiths, west to the Cold Spring Road near de Rhams and here all of his children were born. He exchanged the farm property with Joseph Lath for property situated in the village of Nelsonville. He married Rebecca Ann Heady (Hadden) (1830-1918) ( and born to them were:

( MARY E. MEKEEL born c1855 on the family farm; married June 29, 1873 Mead Vantassel and born to them were:

( DAUGHTER VANTASSEL died March 4, 1876 age 2y

( MARTIN L. VANTASSEL born Philipstown; married June 22, 1902 Carrie Crowther of Cold Spring

( SEYMOUR VANTASSEL born Philipstown; married April 8, 1905 Etta Jaycox; engaged in his father-in-law’s grocery and feed business. Born to them was:


( EDNA MAY VANTASSEL married October 28, 1908 Freeman Denney [son of Joseph G. & Charlotte (Brewer)] (c1884-); he operated a smithshop at New Hackensack, Dutchess, NY. Born to them were:



( ELBERT O. MEKEEL born December 12, 1852 on the family farm at Philipstown NY and died there April 29, 1910; married 1st October 12, 1876 Eliza Ann Avery (daughter of Sylvester and Abbie J (Mekeel) Avery) who died May 27, 1898 age 45y; married 2d on Thanksgiving Day 1903, Lena Kramer of Brooklyn; no offspring from second marriage. Born to Elbert and Eliza were:

( OSBORN MEKEEL born c1879 Philipstown and married Catherine Maddox born 1883 and died December 3, 1948 Philipstown – no offspring

( AUGUSTA MEKEEL born c1880 Philipstown and married July 12, 1902 at Port Jervis NY, Edmund Wilson of Hoboken NJ; and born to them were (both Mildred and Edmund were listed as heirs in their Uncle Osborn’s will – wonder with the early death of Augusta if Osborn “adopted” the kids?):

( MILDRED A. WILSON married a Mr. Sheehan


( STEPEHN H. MEKEEL born May 23, 1883 Philipstown and died June 20, 1892

( MINERVA MEKEEL born c1863 on the family farm; married 1st in the Court House at Carmel NY, Charles Wesley Denney [son of Joseph G. & Charlotte (Brewer)] born September 10, 1893 Philipstown and died August 28, 1915 Petaluma CA; married 2d Eugene Ireland and they resided at Yonkers NY. Born to Minerva and Charles was:

( AMY DENNEY born December 15, 1882; was living with her grandmother, Rebecca Mekeel on the 1900 census and is listed as Amy Mekeel, granddaughter, age 17, born Dec 1882; married, under the name of Amy Mekeel, June 16, 1900, Joseph B. England, Principal of the Nelsonville School. Born to them was a son, a school teacher.

( WILLIAM H. MEKEEL born c1869 on the family farm; a blacksmith by trade and ran a shop at Cold Spring NY and later removed to the vicinity of Walden, Orange, NY. Born to him and his unk wife were:

( EMMA MEKEEL born October 7, 1902 Cold Spring and died there October 4, 1908


( SUSAN MEKEEL (c1866-) married Elijah Hults [son of James] who died November 23, 1944. Born to them was:

( LEAH HULTS born October 16, 1901 Nelsonville NY; married Dr. Kelley of Pawling NY. Obituary, Poughkeepsie Journal, Poughkeepsie, NY, Friday May 27, 1994: Leah Kelly, 92, a resident of Pawling, died Wednesday in Kent, Conn. Mrs. Kelly had been a teacher in Cold Spring and Peekskill, retiring in 1938. She later worked as a receptionist for her husband’s dental practice in Pawling. Mrs. Kelly was vice president of the trustees of the Pawling Free Library and a volunteer at the library. She was a member of the Pawling Shakespeare Club the Pawling Historical Society and the New York Retired Teachers Association. Born Oct. 16, 1901, in Nelsonville, Putnam County, she was the daughter of Elijah and Susan Mekeel Hults. She was a graduate of the State College of New Paltz and studied at Columbia University’s Teachers College and the University of Rochester’s Teachers College. She specialized in primary education. Her husband, George N. Kelly DDS, predeceased her. Mrs. Kelly has no survivors. Burial will be in Huntingdon, Quebec, Canada.

( PHELENA MEKEEL (c1858-) married Simon Howell

( STEPHEN MEKEEL born January 19, 1827 Philipstown and died December 6, 1906 Nelsonville; married October 15, 1853 Susan Griffin (1830-1916). He was a dealer in ship-timber and forest products; Mayor of Nelsonville 1876, 1879, 1881, 1889-90; and born to them were:

( HORACE MEKEEL born Nelsonville NY; married 1st November 20, 1879 Louisa Kelley who died February 22, 1886; married 2d January 13, 1889 Minnie L. Curtis of Fishkill Village. Born to them were:

( STEPHEN E. MEKEEL born December 15, 1883 Nelsonville and died September 8, 1974 Syracuse NY. He owned the Ovid NY Gazette and Independent and was editor for many years; married October 1, 1913 at Ovid NY, Sarah Frances Kinne

( LENA MEKEEL born Nelsonville; married November 20, 1908 in Philadelphia PA, Albert L. Terwilliger of Nelsonville

( DELLA MEKEEL born Nelsonville; married May 1905 Arthur Patterson

( LULU MEKEEL born Nelsonville; married 1st June 16, 1914 Seymour J. Hallstead of Madison NJ; 2d 1953 a Mr. Granger of New Hampshire, formerly of Nelsonville. Lulu was adopted by John Stevenson (her Uncle) and was married as his daughter.

( MINNIE J. MEKEEL born Nelsonville NY; married April 10, 1880 John Patterson and born to them was:

( NELLIE ALLAN PATTERSON married November 1905 Ralph Vinson Merritt (-1950)

( HERBERT W. MEKEEL born Nelsonville NY

( NORA MEKEEL born Nelsonville and died 1953; married April 6, 1880 John Stevenson and born to them was:

( LESLIE STEVENSON (1881-) married April 9, 1902 at Camden NJ, Lottie Fisher. Born to them were:

( ROLAND STEVENSON (1903-1946)

( GORDON STEVENSON married Dorothy {maiden name unk}; and born to them were:

( DAVID JOHN STEVENSON born January 13, 1946; married Ann Helen Wevling of Garrison and they resided in Bloomfield Hills MI. Born to them were:

( DAVID STUART STEVENSON born April 25, 1970

( JANE ELIZABETH STEVENSON born November 7, 1975

( PETER ALAN STEVENSON born November 4, 1950; graduated from the U. of Colorado Engineering School; married August 19, 1972 at Boulder CO, Cynthia Sands

( PETER MEKEEL born May 2, 1839 at Philipstown NY and died Croft’s Corner, where he owned a farm, Putnam Valley NY July 14, 1900; married name unk and born to them were 3 and possibly 5 children

( ALBERT A. MEKEEL [son of Charles and his second wife] born Philipstown; never married. He was found dead back of Hogan’s barn on Division Street in Nelsonville, November 24, 1914 age 63y

( CALEB LECOUNT born December 17, 1802; married Jane Smith of Philipstown and born to them was:

( WILLIAM JOHN LECOUNT (LECOMPTE) (1824-1904). He assumed the spelling ‘LeCompte’ and was a piano manufacturer in New York City; married Susan Samler and born to them was:

( WILLIAM JOHN LECOMPTE, JR (1855-1929) married Mary A. Haskin

( JAMES FERRIS born New Rochelle NY

( JOSEPH FERRIS born New Rochelle NY; married Sarah Likely

( JOSHUA FERRIS (Jim – Joshua is listed as a “possible” child of Caleb’s)

( ELIZABETH FERRIS (Amy) (1769-1852) (February 15, 1771 – March 2, 1852) [listed as a child of Caleb and Susannah (Lord) Ferris] married 1788 (March 15, 1790) Edward Mead (1758-1828) (born May 4, 1764) and born to them were:

( ELIZABETH MEAD born January 2, 1792 Greenwich CT and died August 25, 1867 Ithaca, Tompkins, NY; married November 14, 1812 in Greenwich CT, John W. Osborne (Osburn) born August 24, 1789 Leeds, England and died August 25, 1852. Born to them were:

( MARY SMITH OSBURN born September 13, 1813 Greenwich, Fairfield, CT and died August 14, 1834; married June 6, 1833 Ira Pew born July 12, 1811

( SARAH J. OSBURN (Sally) born April 4, 1815 Greenwich CT and died March 1, 1832

( THEODORE OSBURN born April 27, 1817 Ulysses, Tompkins, NY and died June 4, 1817

( THEODORE OSBURN born August 19, 1818 Ulysses, Tompkins, NY and died during the Civil War

( ROSANNA OSBURN born January 14, 1821 and died c1898; married her brother-in-law, after sister Mary’s death, March 1835, Ira Pew.

( FANNY OSBURN (Amy) born July 18, 1823 and died February 1882; married November 2, 1845 Adin Norton

( ROBERT OSBURN born August 19, 1825 Ithaca, Tompkins, NY and died September 1880; married January 11, 1848 Mary Moshier

( ELIZABETH OSBURN born December 8, 1827 Ithaca, Tompkins, NY and died February 22, 1874; married July 5, 1858 Peter Pickett

( JOHN W. OSBORNE, JR., (Osburn) born September 8, 1830 Ithaca NY and died May 5, 1872; married February 4, 1853 Anna Eliza Boyer born in March, 1830 NY and died August 23, 1908. Born to them were (not in birth sequence):

( JAMES MEAD OSBORNE born October 16, 1853; married 1st Hope Calone; 2d Angelina A. {maiden name unk}; and born to James and Hope were:

( WILLIAM JAMES OSBORNE born May 30, 1873 East Danby, Tompkins, NY and died February 22, 1954 Rochester NY; married April 24, 1899 at Rochester, Wilhelmina Johanna Herbst [dau of Charles Ludwig & Susanna Louise (Walch) Herbst] born February 12, 1878 Rochester and died there, September 29, 1950. Born to them were:

( ELEANOR HOPE OSBORNE born December 27, 1904 Rochester and died November 22, 1993 Port Richey FL; married October 25, 1922 Howard Thomas Auble ( See him for offspring.

( MERCEDESE B. OSBORNE born March 29, 1906 Rochester, Monroe, NY and died April 10, 1971 NYC; married April 1933 Harry Norton Moore born August 5, 1898 Philadelphia PA and died April 29, 1971 NYC; and they had a child

( EVAN OSBORNE born March 8, 1907 Rochester, Monroe, NY and died there October 12, 1907

( WESLEY MILTON OSBORNE born August 27, 1908 Rochester, Monroe, NY; buried Schenectady NY; married May 15, 1937 in Buffalo NY, Mary Orth Sanford [dau of Harry E. & Helen B. (Murphy) Sanford] born January 20, 1915 Hornell NY and died October 30, 1975; and they had 2 kids

( GORDON DEWITT OSBORNE born September 10, 1909 Rochester NY and died October 31, 1975 Hendersonville NC; married November 21, 1940 a Miss Placerean

( HERNDON GERALD OSBORNE born April 25, 1911 Rochester NY and died June 26, 1973 St. Petersburg FL; married November 14, 1936, a Miss Wahl and they had 2 kids

( LOU O. OSBORNE was living 1949; married a Mr. Knowlton – resided in Cazenovia NY. Born to them were:

( CHAUNCEY KNOWLTON died without offspring

( DONALD KNOWLTON resided Montclair NJ

Born to James Mead Osborne and his unknown second wife were:


( BERTHA O. OSBORNE married a Mr. Houston – resided Snyder NY

( FANNIE MERRILL OSBURN (OSBORNE) born October 15, 1863 Ithaca NY and died May 31, 1955; married Charles B. Stanion. [The information which places Elizabeth Ferris as a daughter of Caleb Ferris is from an application for membership in the Society by right of lineage ascent in Caleb’s line. The different spelling of Osburn/Osborne is noted – recent generations have apparently changed the spelling.] Born to Fannie and Mr. Stanion were:

( MARGARET S. STANION (Daisy) married a Mr. Darling and born to them was:


( PHILIP J. STANION married lady’s name unk but born to them were:

( MARJORIE S. STANION married a Mr. Kinney

( RUTH STANION who married a Mr. Ditzell



( ELLEN ELIZABETH OSBURN (OSBORNE) born August 29, 1856 and died May 25, 1935; married c1881 Edgar Harold Finch born July 1855 and died 1908 – he was an expressman in Ithaca 1900. Born to them were:

( LILLIAN FINCH born October 1884 Ithaca, Tompkins, NY and died December 19, 1953

( EDGAR H. FINCH born November 1888 Ithaca, Tompkins, NY

( MARY LOUISA FINCH (May) born August 31, 1891 and died April 5, 1974; married a Mr. Lamberson

( ANNA LOUISA OSBURN (OSBORNE) born April 11, 1861 and died January 5, 1913; married a Mr. Dorn; no offspring

( MARY ELIZA OSBURN (OSBORNE) born February 19, 1859 and died October 2, 1902

( EMMA OSBURN born September 13, 1866 and died September 24, 1866

( JENNIE M. OSBURN – she spelled her name Osborne – born September 4, 1867 and died August 8, 1962

( AGNES OSBURN (Nancy) born May 8, 1833 Ithaca NY and died January 19, 1893; married February 20, 1855 Andrew Charles Burgess

( MARY S. OSBURN born October 3, 1836 and died September 12, 1880 Rochester, Monroe, NY; married September 20, 1858 Samuel H. Williams born January 22, 1822

( EDWARD MEAD (1794-)

( LUCINDA MEAD (1796-)

( ESTHER MEAD (1798-)

( AMY MEAD born April 21, 1802; married May 26, 1829 William King born December 16, 1809 and born to them were:

( JOHN KING born March 28, 1830 and died July 5, 1860

( EDWARD M. KING born January 28, 1833

( LUCINDA M. KING born December 11, 1835

( CLARISSA KING born September 10, 1837

( FRANCES KING born November 10, 1840

( CORNELIA KING born September 14, 1844 and died November 25, 1866

(1.1.5) MARY FERRIS (AFN: J3TF-GJ) born 1708 Scarsdale NY; married March 11, 1732 (LDS – November 3, 1732) Richard Cornell, Jr. (AFN:J3TF-JV) born December 6, 1708/09 (6.10.1708) probably Hempstead NY and died 1758. Richard moved to Scarsdale after 1720, where he owned land as well at Northcastle. (Mary is listed, by Chaplain Ferris, as being possibly a child of Peter.) Born to Mary and Richard was (an only child):

( PETER CORNELL born 1732 and died July 30, 1767; married May 3, 1751 Sarah Haviland [dau of Thomas & Jane (Clements) Haviland] born February 7, 1734 and died March 17, 1787 White Plains NY; buried in Friend’s Cemtery, Mamaroneck NY. After Peter’s death, Sarah remarried to Josiah Hatfield. Sarah is mentioned in her father’s will as receiving funds from the sale of land on Memursing Island. Born to them were:

( MARY CORNELL born March 30, 1753; married May 21, 1772 Nathan Palmer [son of Benjamin] and they had 12 kids

( THOMAS CORNELL born October 19, 1754 Mamaroneck, Westchester, NY and died 1817; married June 1, 1779 Hannah Lynch [dau of Gabriel & Hannah] born 1762 Purchase, Westchester, NY and died there June 20, 1813; and born to them were (and possible more):

( PETER CORNELL (1780-) married Margaret Gedney and born to them was (and possibly more):

( THOMAS CORNELL (Photos) born January 27, 1814, White Plains NY and died March 30, 1890 Kingston, Ulster, NY; buried there Montrepose Cemetery. He married Ellen Ann Woodmancie. He attended the public schools; engaged in the steamboat transportation business between Rondout and New York City in 1843, and also in the railroad business and banking; commissioned Major in the New York militia during the Civil War; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress; again elected to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; resumed the transportation business and banking in Kingston NY; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884.

( SARAH CORNELL born April 15, 1782 Hempstead, Nassau, L.I., NY and died July 6, 1842 Tuckahoe, Suffolk, L. I., NY; married November 3, 1801 in NY, John Bates [son of Gilbert & Sarah (Gibbs) Bates] born 1781 NY and died September 5, 1825 Eastchester, Westchester, NY; and born to them were:






( ALFRED S BATES born March 31, 1814 Eastchester, Westchester, NY

( RICHARD CORNELL born February 4, 1760 Scarsdale, Westchester, NY and died December 12, 1840 Auburn, Cayuga, NY; buried there North Street Cemetery; married 1st Elizabeth Angevine; 2d Nancy Ann Purdy; and born to him and Elizabeth were:

( CALEB CORNELL born February 10, 1792 Harrison, Westchester, NY and died January 6, 1871; married November 24, 1814 in Rye NY, Ann Robinson who died April 12, 1844 age 46y 3m 1d; both buried North Street Cemetery, Auburn, Cayuga, NY; and born to them were:

( ELIZABETH ANN CORNELL born September 17, 1816 Mamaroneck, Westchester, NY; married November 1, 1836 John E Patten

( THOMAS ROBINSON CORNELL born February 15, 1818 Scarsdale, Westchester, NY; married July 1, 1846 Frances Chelles and born to them were:

( SARAH CORNELL born June 11, 1847

( JOHN CORNELL born June 28, 1849

( EDWIN CORNELL born January 16, 1820 Mamaroneck, Westchester, NY; married Sarah Elizabeth Bedell and born to them were:



( ALBERTA MARY CORNELL born May 2, 1868

( RICHARD CORNELL born September 16, 1823 Mamaroneck, Westchester, NY; married August 23, 1854 in Union Village, Saratoga Co NY, Elizabeth Williams

( SARAH MARIE CORNELL born June 24, 1826 NYC; married Albert Loomis

( HESTER ADELAIDE CORNELL born October 1, 1830 NYC and died 1883

( WILLIAM HENRY CORNELL born February 15, 1835 NYC and died March 16, 1854 Havana, Cuba

( JOHN CORNELL born February 18, 1837 Auburn, Cayuga, NY; married Mary Elizabeth Jones

( RICHARD CORNELL born September 10, 1796 and died November 1, 1843; married Phebe Noxon

Born to Richard and his 2d wife, Nancy Ann were:







( EBENEZER CORNELL born December 20, 1761 and died 1794; married Elizabeth Purdy (related to Nancy Ann?)

( HAVILAND CORNELL born July 1, 1764 and died February 5, 1844 New Castle NY [reported to have died in his 89th year, which does not correspond to these dates]; married 1st Mary Gale; 2d Lavinia Storms

(1.1.6) PHOEBE (PHEBE) FERRIS (AFN:TXTG-55) born c1717(?); married April 20, 1734 Joseph Cornell (AFN:TXTG-40) born November 2, 1712 (1708) [January 4, 1712/3] at Scarsdale NY and died 1771, of Mamaroneck NY [Joseph and Richard Cornell were brothers.] (Phoebe is listed by Chaplain Ferris as being possibly a child of Peter. – History of Rye says she was.) Joseph’s will: I, Joseph Cornell, of Scarsdale, in the County of Westchester, do make this my last will the 21 day of the 11th month called November, 1771. I order all debts to be paid. I leave to my wife Phebe my best bed and furniture, and my negro woman and my riding chair and horses to be her own; Also the use of one half of my lands where I now live, and also of that piece of land that lies on the east side of the road between the lands that was Peter Cornell’s and Benjamin Cornell’s, so long as she remains my widow. I leave to my son Joseph 1/3 of all my lands in New Hampshire Government and a negro boy. I leave to my son John all my lands at Horse Ridge, and a piece of salt meadow lying at Mamaroneck, and 1/3 of my lands in New Hampshire, and a negro boy. I leave to my son Ferris Cornell, all my lands and buildings where I now live, and that piece of land that lies between the lands of Benjamin Cornell and Peter Cornell, on the east side of the road, and 1/3 of my lands in New Hampshire, and a negro boy, and he is to pay to his brother John oe60. I leave to my daughters, Sarah and Phebe Cornell, oe100 each and the use of the two west rooms in my house until they marry, and Sarah may keep a horse on the farm. I leave to my daughter Hannah oe3. I leave to my two sons, Joseph and John, my wearing apparell. My negroes are free to choose their masters. I make my wife and my sons, Joseph and Ferris, executors@. Born to them were:

( JOSEPH CORNELL (AFN:TXTG-6B) born 1735 Cow Neck, Long Island NY; married July 15, 1756 Sarah Hadden. Born to them were:

( SUSANNAH CORNELL (1757-) married Newberry Fouler (Fowler?)

( DEBORAH CORNELL (1760-) married Jonathan Fowler

( RICHARD CORNELL (1762-1795)

( JONATHAN CORNELL (1764-1834) married 1st Lydia Carpenter; 2d Jemima Acker. Born to Jonathan and Lydia were:

( CALEB CORNELL (1790-) married Phebe Lamoree and born to them were:

( JANE CORNELL (1813-)


( GEORGE CORNELL (Georger L. Cornell) (1821-)

( MERRITT CORNELL (Merritt G. Cornell) born September 10, 1823 and died December 27, 1890. Merritt began using the name Cornwell. He married, October 5, 1844, Delight Austin born March 25, 1826 and died January 8, 1909. They moved to Summerhill NY prior to 1857/8. Born to them was:

( HENRY YOUNG CORNWELL born September 6, 1850 and died December 30, 1925; married August 28, 1888 Mary Howland born April 25, 1864 and died April 26, 1948. Born to them was:

( CARL ELLERY CORNWELL born February 24, 1895 and died December 24, 1960; married December 24, 1914 Inez Belle Devlen born June 21, 1893 and died February 26, 1960. Born to them were:

( KARLEEN MARY CORNWELL born November 3, 1916 and died October 26, 1987; married May 8, 1937 Otto Stamm; and born to them were:

( KARL FREDERICK STAMM born March 23, 1938; married April 21, 1965 Patricia Sherry

( PHILLIP HENRY STAMM born August 18, 1940; married June 21, 1958 Gail Mulks; reside Greene NY [Phil is the source of this Cornell/Cornwell information – thanks Phil.]

( MARY KATHERINE STAMM born August 9, 1949; married December 7, 1968 John S. Keith

( MERRITT EDWARD CORNWELL born September 23, 1921 and died May 26, 1991; married July 16, 1943 Virginia Nesbitt

( ROBERT MERLE CORNWELL born November 5, 1923; married 1st May 12, 1943 June Raymond – divorced; married 2d May 12, 1962 Georgia Bennett


( JOSEPH CORNELL (1793-) married Deborah Merritt and born to them were:





( LYDIA CORNELL (c1825-)




( ZENO CORNELL born 1795 and died young

( ZENO CORNELL (1796-) married Mary Brown and born to them were:



Born to Jonathan and his 2d wife, Jemima, were:



( SARAH D. CORNELL married Isaac Carpenter (1794-1886)

( WILLETT CORNELL born December 25, 1770 and died January 9, 1845; married Mary Cock born April 13, 1768 and born to them were:

( CHARITY H. CORNELL born May 25, 1797

( SARAH S. CORNELL born November 17, 1799

( DANIEL F. CORNELL born August 10, 1801; married Frances P. Halstead and born to them were:




( AMBROSE H. CORNELL (Ambroise Cornell) born January 7, 1804; married Sarah Halstead and born to them were:





( REBECCA CORNELL born June 24, 1806

( LYDIA M. CORNELL born November 2, 1810

( HANNAH CORNELL (1736-) married December 21, 1758 James Fowler

( RICHARD CORNELL (1738-1748)


( MARY CORNELL (1741-) married April 17, 1766 John Merritt

( JOHN CORNELL (1743-1817) married 1763 Alice Williams

( FERRIS CORNELL (1748-1816) married 1st Anne Cornell [dau of Richard & Phebe (Doughty) Cornell]; 2d September 14, 1791 Hannah Quinby born July 5, 1747 North Castle, Westchester, NY and died May 20, 1809; 3d Sarah Cox or Cook or Campbell, possibly of North Castle, Westchester, NY. The order of marriages is listed various ways by various sources, but what is generally agreed upon, is that Anne was the mother of Ferris’ children. Born to them were:



( THOMAS I. CORNELL born 1779 and died April 16, 1859 NY; married 1st October 20, 1803 in Mamaroneck NY, Amy Fisher [dau of Samuel & Martha (Husted) Fisher] born 1783 Scarsdale NY and died July 6, 1812; married 2d, April 17, 1817 in Mamaroneck NY, Guliema Field (Wood) born October 24, 1782; and born to him and Amy were:

( RICHARD CORNELL born August 25, 1804 Scarsdale NY; married Mary Annette Phelps and born to them were:


( JOHN CORNELL (1832-)

( ANNA CORNELL (c1834-)

( ANNE CORNELL born July 12, 1807 Scarsdale NY and died April 20, 1872; married October 27, 1825 in Mamaroneck NY, Daniel Griffen [son of Joseph & Philadelphia (Miller) Griffen] born April 4, 1798 Mamaroneck and died August 6, 1876; and born to them were:

( MARTHA FISHER GRIFFEN born either April 10, 1828 or April 10, 1829, Mamaroneck NY – would think 1828 date is more viable than 1829 date considering date of 2d child; married January 15, 1857 in Westchester NY, Stephen W. Deuel [son of Abner & Sarah Comfort (Upton) Deuel] born February 2, 1826 Stanford NY; and born to them were:

( CHARLES H. DEUEL (c1858-)

( EDWARD DEUEL (c1860-)

( SARAH C. DEUEL (c1861-)

( ANNA GRIFFIN DEUEL born July 20, 1863 Stanford NY and died May 7, 1939 Warwick NY; married June 19, 1889 John Mix Deming born May 10, 1862 Farmington CT; and born to them were:

( CLIFFORD EDWARD DEMING born December 27, 1894 Warwick NY and died in August 1980 Westfield NJ; accountant for National Surety Corp NYC; married May 24, 1917 at East Orange NJ; Alma Hoysradt Stranahan [dau of Frank N. & Mary Heath (Hoystradt) Stranahan] born September 24, 1889 Brooklyn NY and died 1966; and born to them were 3 kids, 2 of which were:

( CLIFFORD EDWARD DEMING, JR., born January 13, 1920 IL and died there February 16, 1921; buried Warwick NY

( ROBERT GRIFFEN DEMING born May 17, 1923 Newark NJ and died March 1983 Hawthorne NJ; married Miss Misar and theyhad 5 kids

( MARY ANNA DEMING born November 5, 1896; married Charles A. Christ (1895-) and they had 2 kids

( JOHN MIX DEMING, JR., born August 25, 1899 Warwick NY and died there January 27, 1965; married Miss Merritt and they had 2 kids

( MARY G. DEUEL (1867-)

( MARY P. GRIFFEN born April 18, 1829 Mamaroneck NY

( CHARLES GRIFFEN born January 10, 1832 and died May 10, 1918 White Plains NY; married September 22, 1859 in Brooks ME, Lydia Austin [dau of Winslow & Mary Ann] born November 29, 1837 Brooks ME and died October 5, 1913 White Plains NY; and born to them was:

( DANIEL GRIFFEN born July 24, 1850 Mamaroneck NY

( ESTHER GRIFFEN born August 18, 1834

( ANNA GRIFFEN born June 21, 1843

( ESTHER FISHER CORNELL born December 18, 1808 Scarsdale NY

( AMY FISHER CORNELL born June 3, 1812 Scarsdale NY

Born to Thomas and his 2d wife, Gulieuma, were:

( MARY W. CORNELL born March 26, 1818 NY

( CHARLES CORNELL born October 3, 1819 NY

( PHEBE CORNELL born November 12, 1822 NY

( HENRY CORNELL born December 29, 1824 NY

( ROBERT FIELD CORNELL born October 30, 1826 NY

( ANNE CORNELL (c1780-)

( SAMUEL CORNELL (1782-) married Martha Bonnett and born to them were:





( PHEBE CORNELL born c1750 Cow’s Neck, Nassau, Long Island, NY; married Abijah Haight born December 1, 1743 Cortlandt Manor, Westchester, NY; and born to them were:

( SOPHIA HAIGHT born c1776 Mt. Pleasant, Westchester, NY and died 1849; married 1799 Jesse Underhill ( – see him for offspring

( PHEBE HAIGHT born October 14, 1778 Mt. Pleasant, Westchester, NY and died July 20, 1859 New Castle, Westchester, NY; buried Quaker Burying Ground, Chappaqua, Westchester, NY; married January 21, 1796 in New Castle, Samuel Haight [son of James & Bathsheba (Palmer) Haight] born March 15, 1774 Chappaqua NY and died there March 30, 1860; buried with Phebe; and born to them were:

( EZRA HAIGHT born March 10/11, 1797 New Castle, Westchester, NY and died July 3, 1864 Chappaqua, Westchester, NY; buried there; married October 21, 1819 in New Castle, Dorcas Underhill (; and born to them were:

( EDWARD HAIGHT (1820-1893) married Amy Smith

( ANNA C HAIGHT (1825-1870) (born January 1, 1823) married 1849 Moses Wanzer/Wanzen

( AARON HAIGHT born October 10, 1798 New Castle NY and died August 2, 1876 Chappaqua NY; buried there in Fair Ridge Cemetery; married October 17, 1821 in Purchase NY, Phebe Anderson [dau of Israel & Rachel (Mott) Anderson] born October 21, 1797 Purchase NY and died February 28, 1883 Chappaqua; and born to them was:

( ELIZA HAIGHT born October 30, 1822 Chappaqua, Westchester, NY and died December 2, 1908; married 1st March 21, 1842 in Jefferson OH Jonathan Emerson C. Young [son of Nestor & Abigail (Emerson) Young] born February 26, 1819 Weare, Hillsboro, NH; married 2d David H. Lane (1822-); and born to her and Jonathan was:

( NESTOR ALCINOUS YOUNG born June 1845 Belmont OH and died March 19, 1926 Los Angeles CA; married June 30, 1868 in Washington IA, Martha Sophia Dawson [dau of Thomas Benonia & Elizabeth Anne (Develon) Dawson] born December 26, 1850 Kalona, English River, Washington IA and died August 4, 1929 Sunland, Los Angeles, CA; and born to them were:

( ANNIE E.YOUNG born 1869 CA

( WILLIAM G. YOUNG born 1871 CA; married Suzanne Easton born 1872 KS; and born to them were:

( GORDON E. YOUNG born 1902 CA

( DONALD E. YOUNG born October 29, 1903 CA

( KENNETH E. YOUNG born 1908 CA

( NESTOR ALCINOUS YOUNG born November 5, 1873 CA and died January 14, 1958 Sierra Madre, Los Angeles, CA; married Maude Bertina Gregory [dau of Corneliius W. & Marcia Frances (Perrin) Gregory] born May 20, 1874 London, England and died July 23, 1949 Los Angeles CA – apparently Nestor and Maude divorced as she remarried in 1898 according to the source

( EDISON J. YOUNG born June 12, 1874 CA and died June (October) 30, 1941 Los Angeles CA; married Eva {maiden name unk} and born to them were:

( EDISON J. YOUNG born 1902 CA


( ELEANOR F. YOUNG born 1911 CA

( CLARENCE D. YOUNG born 1879 CA (born December 18, 1878 CA and died February 20, 1964 San Bernadino Co CA)



( RALPH LEROY YOUNG born June 2, 1890 San Diego CA and died July 26, 1960 Twenty-Nine Palms, San Bernadino CA; dentist 33 years in Los Angles – Glendale area; married July 21, 1910 in Los Angeles, Erma Ida Martin [dau of John Leonard & Ida Aldora (German) Martin] born December 7, 1888 Carson City NV and died September 13, 1878 Glendale, Los Angeles, CA; when Erma was 18 she visited her brother in San Francisco; she was a singer and was trying out for the local opera; during her visit in 1906, the earthquake hit and her brother Tommy, saved the family from debris of the earthquake; he was a tug boat captain in the Stockton area; and born to them was:

( JACQUELINE YOUNG born October 16, 1915 Los Angeles CA and died October 1, 1992 Charlottseville VA; married April 18, 1935 in Yuma AZ Frederick Holmes Atwater [son of Hubbard Gale & Beulah Eddy (Dimock) Atwater] born January 16, 1912 CA and died November 29, 1976 Los Angeles CA; and they had 3 kids, 1 of which was:

( SUZAN ATWATER born March 7, 1939 and died June 22, 1996; married 1st Mr. Bradley and they had a child; married 2d Mr. Moore and they had 2 kids

Bornto Eliza and her 2d husband, David, was:

( MARY ANN LANE born May 19, 1853 and died April 22, 1942; married George Hunter

( ABIJAH HAIGHT born October 11, 1800 New Castle NY and died there April 23, 1801

( SARAH HAIGHT born February 15, 1802 New Castle NY and died March 4, 1877; married April 18, 1821 Stephen Haviland

( PHEBE S. HAIGHT born December 2, 1803 New Castle NY and died June 25, 1876; married June 16, 1825 Moses Haight

( SAMUEL LEGGET HAIGHT born June 29, 1807 New Castle NY and died November 27, 1888 Chappaqua NY; buried there; married February 14, 1834 in NYC, Deborah Underhill [dau of Andrew & Deborah (Willet) Underhill] born January 14, 1794 NYC and died December 14, 1874 Chappaqua NY; buried with Samuel

( SOPHIA HAIGHT born June 29, 1807 New Castle NY

( BARSHEBA HAIGHT born November 19, 1808 New Castle NY and died there February 2, 1809

( JAMES J. HAIGHT born May 19, 1810 New Castle NY and died May 2, 1866; married c1830 Lydia Warner

( SUSAN F. HAIGHT born September 5, 1815 New Castle NY and died December 22, 1896

( SARAH HAIGHT born c1780 Mt. Pleasant NY

(1.2) MARY FERRIS born February 22, 1663 (c1663-1666/69/70) Throgs Neck, Westchester, NY and died before May 9, 1715 (only because her father’s will does not mention her) at Westchestertown (now East Bronx), Westchester Co. NY; married September (March) (October 10) 12, 1685 (Jim – there are a variety of dates of the marriage, but they are all 1685, which is when he moved to Westchester.) Nathaniel Underhill [son of John & Elizabeth (Feake) Underhill] born December 22, 1663 Killingworth, Oyster Bay NY and died November 10, 1710 Westchester Co NY. He was Warden (Mayor) of the Borough of Westchester. Nathaniel, a Quaker and a carpenter, was the youngest son of Captain John Underhill (1609-1672) and his second wife, Elizabeth Feake (1633-1674). In January, 1685/6, he was ‘late of Oyster Bay’ when he purchased land near the bridge of Westchester upon ‘ffrog’s Neck from John and Sarah Turner; on March 22, 1686/7, he and his wife sold Oyster Bay lands to John Underhill. He conveyed most of his land to his son, Nathaniel, Jr., January 23, 1709/10; this land in what was later called Williamsbridge, became part of New York City. [See separate paper on Captain John Underhill.] Born to Mary and Nathaniel were [information varies by source]:

(1.2.1) SARAH UNDERHILL [not listed in the Pedigree of the Underhills of Westchester County] [nor in Myron C Taylor’s 1932 Underhill Genealogy]

(1.2.2) THOMAS UNDERHILL born December 4, 1687 New Castle NY and died there 1762; a Friend; married Phoebe Davenport [dau of William, Jr. & Martha (Leggett) Davenport] born c1690 [Jim – this can not be right, since her father (?), William, Jr. born 1683] and they resided in New Castle NY. Born to them were [not is birth sequence]:

( ISAAC UNDERHILL (1732-) [not listed in the Pedigree.] [nor in the 1932 Genealogy]

( PHEBE UNDERHILL (1735-) married 1st c1752 Joseph Weeks [son of Abel & Sarah (Burgess) Weeks] born June 14, 1724 New Castle and died 1795; and 2d Jesse Weeks; Quakers {conflicting info on the parentage of Joseph Weeks}; and born to Phebe and Joseph were (not in birth sequence):

( SAMUEL WEEKS born March 18, 1757

( RICHARD WEEKS born December 18, 1758 and died December 22, 1814; married January 15, 1789 Susannah Carpenter [dau of Silas & Phebe (Fowler) Carpenter] born October 15, 1765; Richard and Susannah were Quakers; and born to them were:

( CHARITY WEEKS born August 11, 1789 and died April 11, 1875; married 1st October 20, 1808 Jeremiah Dodge [son of Robert & Sarah (Underhill) Dodge]; and born to her and Jeremiah were:





( CHARITY DODGE married Abner Briggs and born to them were:



( SUSANNAH BRIGGS married John Town.

( JOHN W. BRIGGS married Elizabeth Cooper.

( SILAS WEEKS (twin) born August 3, 1794 and died July 29, 1868; a farmer and a Quaker, as was his wife; married March 16, 1816 Sarah Sutton Underhill (; and born to them were:

( SUSAN WEEKS born July 10, 1817 and died July 25, 1893; married November 27, 1839 Jared H. Green; and born to them was:

( ELIZABETH GREEN born December 6, 1842; married April 17, 1873 Charles E. Maurice and born to them were:





( BENJAMIN WEEKS born November 3, 1820 Somerstown NY and died May 3, 1903; buried Amawalk Meeting House Cemetery; a farmer and a Quaker as was his wife; married December 4, 1843 Susan Matilda Burling (; and born to them were:

( SILAS BENJAMIN WEEKS born May 3, 1846 Amawalk Lake NY and died January 29, 1907 Brooklyn NY; buried Westbury Meeting House Cemetery; married May 13, 1875 Emma Willets [dau of Isaac Underhill & Mary (Cromwell) Willets] born July 10, 1852, Mineola NY and died August 26, 1912, East Williston NY; buried with her husband. Born to them were:

( EDWIN WILLETS WEEKS born June 10, 1876 Brooklyn NY and died Westbury NY; buried there in Friends Cemetery; married January 31, 1911 in Whitehall NY, Beulah Wolfe [dau of Levi Benjamin & Letty (Pearl) Wolfe]. Born to them were:



( ANNA BERTHA WEEKS born December 31, 1879 Brooklyn NY; buried Friends Cemetery, Westbury NY; married May 26, 1925 John McDowell Bunn of Pluckimin NJ; buried Friend Cemetery, Westbury

( SARAH CROMWELL WEEKS born October 3, 1884; buried in Friend Cemetery, Westbury NY

( ANNA LOUISE WEEKS born July 21, 1850 Amawalk Lake NY and died August 1, 1938; buried Amawalk NY

( WILLIAM BURLING WEEKS born July 2, 1857 Forest Hill MD and died July 5, 1934; buried in Friend’s Cemetery, Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY; a Quaker, attended Chappaqua Mt. Institute and ran a dairy in Brooklyn where he met and married June 7/17, 1886 Marion Althea Allen (Minnie) [dau of Martin Doane & Adelaide Loisa (Nickerson) Allen] born September 23, 1868 Athens NY and died March 1, 1955, Lake Worth FL; attended Brooklyn Friends Seminary; buried with husband. Born to them were:

( ADELAIDE BURLING WEEKS born August 26, 1888 Brooklyn NY and died October 20, 1915 Bridgeport CT; married Harold Beers Naramore [son of Frank J. & Emma (Beers) Naramore] born March 25, 1889, Bridgeport CT; buried Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. Born to them were:



( WALTER ALLEN WEEKS born January 4, 1893 Brooklyn NY and died August 4, 1969 Omaha NE; married Louise Bailey [dau of Howard & Carrie (Sharrard) Bailey] born April 4, 1896, Manhattan KS and died April 13, 1970, Tucson AZ. Born to them was:


( MARION LOUISE WEEKS born April 22, 1901 Brooklyn NY and died March 8, 1984, Delray Beach FL; married, first, June 6, 1922 in New Rochelle NY, Donald Randolph Waugh [son of Archie Elwin & Martha Adeline (Sides) Waugh] born July 18, 1900, Philadelphia PA and died March 13, 1974, Waterbury CT. Donald was a political editor, business executive; attended MIT and Columbia. They divorced in 1935. Marion married, second, Harold Beers Naramore {her brother-in-law} and third, George Rand. Born to Marion and Donald were:

( DONALD RANDOLPH WAUGH born February 17, 1923, Boston MA and died January 29, 1995, Stuart FL; cremated and ashes disposed of at sea. He married, first, March 8, 1945 in Bridgeport CT, Maida Scott Sizer [dau of Ralph Waldo Emerson & Annie Jenkins (Scott) Sizer] born May 10, 1922, Brockton MA and died May 5, 1990, Stuart FL; cremated and ashes disposed of at sea. Donald was a business executive; attended Cornell U., 1944; he was raised a Baptist, but later became a member of the Community Church of East Williston NY as was Maida. Donald married, second, March 8, 1993 in Stuart FL, Marilyn Ann Schenck. Born to them were:


( CAROL ANN WAUGH born October 29, 1948 Rockville Center NY; a publishing executive and marketing consultant; President of Xcellent Marketing, a marketing and new business development firm specializing in the education and library markets; see ‘Net; attended Carroll College 1966-68; NYU, B.S., 1968-71; Pace University, MBA1979-80; resides Denver – Carol is the provider of this information on her twig of the Tree – – thanks, Carol!





( CHILD (1927?)

( ESTHER JANE WEEKS born February 17, 1827 and died February 18, 1906

( RICHARD WEEKS born March 25, 1831 and died March 1, 1908; married October 17, 1853 Phebe C. Griffin [dau of Daniel & Amy] born February 5, 1792 and died 1886; and born to them were:

( JANE AUGUSTA WEEKS born December 30, 1856 and died 1878; married October 18, 1876 Irving J. Loder

( DANIEL GRIFFIN WEEKS born September 30, 1859 and died November 26, 1880

( JOSEPH WEEKS (twin) born August 3, 1794; married December 20, 1827 Elizabeth Underhill ( and born to them were:

( ABIGAIL WEEKS born October 6, 1828 Lewisboro NY


( THOMAS WEEKS born February 23, 1754 New Castle NY and died 1800 Highland Mills (Cornwall) NY; married February 16, 1774 Penelope Cock [dau of James & Phebe (Thorn) Cock] (Cox) (Cook) born August 5, 1756 Long Island NY (Buckram, Nassau, NY); they were Quakers; and born to them were [not in birth sequence]:

( REBECCA WEEKS born February 12, 1793 Orange Co NY and died March 18, 1860 Van Etten, Chemung, NY; buried there Jenkins Cemetery, Rumsey Hill; married December 12, 1810 in Monroe NY, Rev Earl Rumsey [son of Nathan D & Elizabeth (Earle) Rumsey] born December 6, 1788 Monroe, Orange, NY and died December 11, 1854 Van Etten NY. Born to them were:

( JOHN WESLEY RUMSEY born October 6, 1811 Monroe, Orange, NY and died December 5, 1811

( ABIGAIL RUMSEY born December 13, 1812 Monroe, Orange NY and died before 1894; married September 29, 1835 Dewitt C. Jennings (c1812-); and born to them were:

( MARGARET JENNINGS bon c1837 Chemung Co NY

( PHINEAS JENNINGS born c1849 Erin, Chemung, NY

( WILLIAM JEWETT RUMSEY born October 3, 1814 Monroe NY and died October 28, 1817

( HARVEY WHEELER RUMSEY born January 29, 1817 Monroe NY and died November 12, 1831

( JOSEPH SATTERY RUMSEY (Joseph Satterly Rumsey) born October 27, 1818 Monroe NY and died December 14, 1818

( STEPHEN WEEKS RUMSEY born April 22, 1820 Monroe, Orange, NY and died May 11/17, 1877 Mt Morris Township, Genesee Co MI; married February 1840 (Cloey) Chloe C Edwards (1821-1900); both buried Flushing Cemetery, Flushing MI; and born to them were:

( INFANT RUMSEY born Elmira, Chemung, NY

( SANFORD H RUMSEY born 1841 Van Etten, Chemung, NY and died there November 22, 1843; buried there Jenkins Cemetery, Rumsey Hill

( EMMA JANE RUMSEY born October 5, 1842 Van Etten NY and died January 21, 1924 New Haven Township, Shiawassee Co, MI; buried there Easton Cemetery; married 1st c1865 in Vementsville NY, John W Nourse born c1843 NY/PA and died June 6, 1875 Holly, Oakland, MI; 2d March 5, 1879 in Flushing MI, Harry E McDowell born August 3, 1844 NY and died February 16, 1902 New Haven Township, Shiawassee Co MI; buried Easton Cemetery; and born to her and John was:

( JOHN W NOURSE JR born May 1866 Genesee Co MI and died September 24, 1934 New Haven Township, Shiawassee Co MI; married Eva May Richardson born June 1872 MI and died 1946 Shiawassee Co MI; both buried there Easton Cemetery; and born to them were:

( HARRY M NOURSE (twin) born July 23, 1891 New Haven Township, Shiawassee Co MI and died 1956 Shiawassee Co MI; married July 1, 1923 in New Lothrup MI, Gertrude E Bieser born December 31, 1902 MI and died October 1975 Morrice, Shiawassee, MI; buried Easton Cemetery; and they had 3 kids, 2 of which were:

( HARRY NOURSE died at birth

( JOHN B NOURSE born July 8, 1932 and died May 1960; buried Easton Cemetery, Shiawassee Co MI; married name unk; offspring

( HARLEY N NOURSE (twin) born July 23, 1891 New Haven Township, Shiawassee Co MI and died June 20, 1965 Flint, Genesee, MI; married November 29, 1918 in Flint, Blanche Mary White born June 2, 1896 Hazelton Township, Shiawassee Co MI and died April 18, 1988 Flint MI; both buried Easton Cemetery; offspring

( FRANK NOURSE born December 1898 New Haven Township, Shiawassee Co MI and died October 10, 1914 New Haven Township, Shiawassee, MI; buried there Easton Cemetery

( MINNIE RUTH NOURSE born March 21, 1903 New Haven Township, Shiawassee Co MI and died March 15, 1982 Flint MI; buried Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Owosso, Shiawassee, MI (Photo); married 1st 1921 in Shiawassee Co MI, Merton Aaron Nourse; 2d March 21, 1935 in Owosso MI, Lee F Terry (1902-1964)

( REBECCA ANN RUMSEY born October 1844 Van Etten NY and died 1921 MI; buried Ridge Road Cemetery, Brady Center, Saginaw, MI (Photo); married 1st William H Caywood – divorced; 2d 1871 in Genesee Co MI, Joseph John Lonsberry born September 16, 1846 Brantford, Brant, Canada and died January 7, 1932 Brady Township, Saginaw Co MI; buried Ridge Road Cemetery; and born to her and William were:

( STEPHEN W CAYWOOD born c1864 NY and died before 1900; married January 18, 1885 in Flushing MI, Celia E Thomas born 1866 Genesee Co MI and died February 24, 1936 Pontiac MI; buried Evergreen Cemetery, Genesee Co MI; and born to them was:

( JOSEPH HENRY CAYWOOD born July 1, 1886 Mt Morris Township, Genesee, MI and died July 17, 1965 Cheboygan MI; married October 28, 1908 in Bay City, Bay, MI Mary Agnes Husted born August 29, 1886 probably Maple Grove Township, Saginaw Co MI and died August 1974 Cheboygan; both buried Lakeview Cemetery, Mackinaw City, Emmet, MI; and they had 4 kids, 2 of which were:

( RHODA ELIZABETH CAYWOOD born August 6, 1909 MI and died 1960 Alanson, Emmet, MI; married unk – offspring; married Fred Werden born February 26, 18945 and they had 7 kids, 2 of which were:

( THOMAS WERDEN born October 23, 1933

( JOSEPH WERDEN born February 21, 1941

( LELA AGNES CAYWOOD born December 4, 1912 Mackinaw Township, Cheboygan Co MI and died April 24, 1987 Cheboygan MI; buried there Pine Hill Cemetery (Photo); married 1st March 22, 1932 George Benton Earhart born December 26, 1910 and died May 11, 1969 Cheboygan – offspring; 2d October 26, 1972 Harold Tilhorn

( MARY H CAYWOOD born March 20, 1866 NY and died April 1, 1946 Fairfield Township, Shiawassee, MI; buried Mausoleum at Riverside Cemetery, Elsie MI (Photo); married August 1882 Erastus VanRensler Walter [son of Eugene & Elizabeth (Taylor) Walter] born February 7, 1862 Brady Township, Saginaw Co MI and died April 23, 1960 Fairfield Township, Shiawassee MI; buried Riverside Cemetery; and born to them were:

( ROY WALTER born April 5, 1883 Brady Township, Saginaw Co MI and died September 16, 1961 MI; buried Ridge Road Cemetery, Brady Township, Saginaw MI; married 1st August 12, 1908 in Chesaning, Saginaw, MI Ella Augusta Bartman born 1887 MI; 2d Lulu Iles; and born to him and Ella was:

( CLEO L WALTER born March 19, 1908 and died July 1985

( HARRY WALTER born April 6, 1885 Brady Township, Saginaw Co MI and died September 19, 1975 Owosso, Shiawassee, MI; married January 3, 1903 in Chapin MI, Maude E Randall [dau of William H & Rebecca Ann (Rumsey) Haywood] (was this her 2d marriage?) born September 2, 1886 MI and died March 1976 Owosso; and born to them were:



( DOROTHY WALTER born June 13, 1912 and died July 1985 Jackson, Hinds, MS; married Dr Delbert Rose

( JOSEPHINE WALTER born June 22, 1914 and died March 18, 1996 San Diego CA; married a Mr Clark

( ELVA WALTER married a Mr Cooper

( RANDALL WALTER born January/June 23, 1924 and died January 1981

( CLAYTON WALTER born May 2, 1887 Brady Township, Saginaw Co MI and died April 4, 1977 Houghton Lake, Roscommon, MI; buried Ridge Road Cemetery, Saginaw Co; married 1st June 2, 1903 Bessie Ann Woodruff [dau of Elliot Chester & Ida Jane (Larkins) Woodruff] born December 12, 1886 Putnam Co OH and died June 10, 1951 MI; buried Ridge Road Cemetery; 2d December 1951 Anna George who died February 1969; 3d Helen Wagner; and born to him and Bessie were:

( ADA MARIE WALTER born December 4, 1903 MI and died April 1986 Albuquerque, Bernalillio, NM; married Glen Baker

( GERALD CESTOR WALTER born August 24, 1905 Sacramento Co CA and died December 28, 1979 Santa Rosa CA; cremains to Riverside Cemetery, Elsie MI; married Margaret Ellen Cook born April 4, 1907 IL and died August 26, 1997 Santa Rosa, Sonoma, CA; both cremains to Riverside Cemetery, Elsie MI – had 2 daughters

( INEZ REBECCA WALTER born September 15, 1907 Rush Township, Shiawasse, MI and died January 8, 1996 Oak Park, Cook, IL; married Dale Arthur Hoover [son of Albert & Inez] born 1904 Chapin Township, Saginaw Co MI and died August 20, 1974; buried Fairfield Township Cemetery (Vincent Road); and they had a daughter

( HELEN LUCILLE WALTER born January 5, 1909 MI and died June 10, 2000 MI; married May 30, 1936 Merville C Moore [son of William Albert & Cora A (Bordon) Moore] born June 5, 1914 Chapin Township, Saginaw Co MI and died August 9, 2002 MI; both buried Pinetree Cemetery, Corunna NM/MI; and born to them were:

( PHILLIP GENE MOORE married Sharon Booth who died July 5, 1982; and born to them was:


( JOHN MOORE married Anne Chandler; and born to them were:



( WILLIAM W MOORE (1951-) married Michaele Marie Harthey (1952-); and born to them were:

( HOLLY R MOORE (1973-)

( KATIE H MOORE (1978-)


( HELEN THERESA WALTER born February 26, 1911 and died March 25, 1983 Flint, Genessee, MI; married 1st George Hill and they had a son and a daughter; 2d Mr Davis

( JASPER WALTER born March 5, 1889 Brady Township, Saginaw Co MI and died July 30, 1973 Lakeland, Polk, FL; married March 15, 1912 Lois A Hart born September 11, 1888 Brady Township, Saginaw Co MI and died November 19, 1973 Lakeland FL

( EDGAR V WALTER Sr born November 23, 1891 Brady Township, Saginaw Co MI and died July 29, 1976 Prudenville, Roscommon, MI; married 1910 Golda L Teare [dau of Robert & Elizabeth] born July 5, 1893 MI and died January 8, 1965; both buried Ridge Road Cemetery, Brady Township, Saginaw MI; and born to them were:


( ELEANOR MARY WALTER born November 16, 1918 Shiawassee Co MI and died there February 18, 1920; buried Ridge Road Cemetery, Saginaw Co MI

( EDGAR V WALTER JR born August 19, 1923 and died September 11, 1944; buried Ridge Road Cemetery, Saginaw Co MI

( INES M WALTER born August 10, 1898 (previously listed as July 5, 1893) and died September 10, 1900; buried Ridge Road Cemetery, Saginaw Co MI

( JAY FRANKLIN WALTER born September 1, 1893 Brady Township, Saginaw Co MI and died January 17, 1970 Henderson, Shiawassee, MI; buried Ridge Road Cemetery, Saginaw Co MI; married 1st November 25, 1915 in Saginaw, Lucia Irene Larkins born December 17, 1891 Brady Township, Saginaw Co MI and died 1933 MI; buried Ridge Road Cemetery; 2d 1960 Lena Chant (-1967); and born to him and “Lulu” was:

( DONALD CHRISTIAN WALTER born December 24, 1916 Brady Township, Saginaw Co MI and died October 13, 1989 Mancelona, Antrim, MI; buried Ridge Road Cemetery, Saginaw Co; married 1st Miss Mahoney and they had 3 daughters and a son; 2d December 31, 1949 Margaret Louise Wheeler born May 23, 1913 and died October 5, 2000; buried Ridge Road Cemetery – offspring

( JOHN WALTER born October 11, 1895 Brady Township, Saginaw Co MI and died November 1973 Houghton Lake, Roscommon, MI; married Veva Muriel Cross born March 20, 1895 and died January 30, 1972; and born to them was:

( GALE C WALTER (1919-)

Born to Rebecca and her 2d husband, Joseph, was:

( SARAH ELIZABETH LONSBERRY born March 2, 1874 Genesee Co MI and died June 22, 1948 Brady Township, Saginaw Co MI; married Simeon Elmer Safford born 1871 ME and died 1933 MI; both buried there Ridge Road Cemetery; and born to them were:

( JOSEPH J SAFFORD born November 26, 1893 Brady Township, Saginaw Co MI and died October 18, 1946 Saginaw MI; buried there Ridge Road Cemetery; married Lamyra Cannon born April 6, 1895 MI and died 1977 Caro, Tuscola, MI; and they had 3 kids, 2 of which were:

( BEVERLY JEAN SAFFORD born August 4, 1920 Saginaw MI and died October 5, 1991 Caro, Tuscola, MI; buried Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Saginaw MI (Photo)

( MARIAN ALICE SAFFORD born March 12, 1922 Saginaw MI and died 1956; married a Mr Lane; and a Mr Stevenson

( ELMER L SAFFORD born August 13, 1896 Corunna, Shiawassee, MI and died February 11, 1949 Saginaw MI; married December 7, 1919 in Flint MI, Winifred Westbrook born August 4, 1896 and died October 27, 1951 Saginaw; both buried there Ridge Road Cemetery; and they had 3 kids, 1 of which was:

( JANE C SAFFORD born December 9, 1930 Saginaw MI and died May 24, 1997 Midland MI; married Mr Nankee

( HELEN IRENE SAFFORD born June 18, 1901 Corunna MI and died June 2, 1998 Brant MI; buried Ridge Road Cemetery; married September 14, 1944 in Saginaw, Just C Huntley born July 12, 1901 and died July 1, 1996 Brant, Saginaw, MI

( STEPHEN JOHN RUMSEY born May 16, 1849 Van Etten NY and died November 13, 1930 Flushing, , MI; married September 25, 1879 in Genesee Co MI, Mary Matilda Cuddeback born May 5, 1863 Flint Township, Genesee Co MI and died August 4, 1931 Flushing; both buried there Flushing Cemetery; and born to them were:

( MARION LYDIA RUMSEY born July 18, 1883 Mt Morris Township, Genesee Co MI and died December 3, 1972 Detroit MI; married March 30, 1900 in Mt Morris Township, Ellis Eldridge Bradley born March 18, 1881 Peck, Sanilac, MI and died February 16, 1941 Flint MI; both buried Flushing Cemetery, Flushing MI; and born to them were:

( CECIL ALGER BRADLEY born August 18, 1904 Flushing MI and died February 14, 1976 Detroit MI; buried Flushing Cemetery, Flushing; married November 27, 1924 in Reed City, Osceola, MI Louise M Durham born April 20, 1906 and died 1977 Pennsville NJ – divorced

( ERVIN GEORGE BRADLEY born June 15, 1906 Genesee Co MI and died March 20, 1968 FL; married 1936 in Bay City MI, Flora Green born June 11, 1900 Bay City MI and died November 28, 1992 Essexville, Bay, MI; both buried Mauseleum, Saginaw MI

( EARL J RUMSEY born November 10, 1886 Mt Morris Township, Genesee Co MI and died September 30, 1973 Flint, Genesee, MI; married February 8, 1912 in Flushing, Cora Belle Woodruff born October 9, 1893 Henry Co OH and died August 4, 1943 Flint MI; both buried Flushing Cemetery, Flushing MI; and they had 7 kids, 3 of which were:

( ARTHUR GLENN RUMSEY born August 20, 1913 Flushing MI and died August 6, 1986 Flint MI; married Donna A Brown [dau of Richard & Hazel (Parish) Brown] born October 6, 1911 and died May 18, 2004 Traverse City MI; both buried Flint Memorial Cemetery, Flint, Genesee, MI (Photo); and born to them were:


( ARLENE RUMSEY married Stanley Plowman

( DORETTA IDELL RUMSEY born March 9, 1919 Mt Morris Township, Genesee Co MI and died September 8, 2000 Stuart, Martin, FL; married Elmer Edward Wing born June 22, 1915 Durand, Shiawassee, MI and died April 7, 1988 Owosso MI; both buried Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Owosso Township, Shiawassee Co MI; offspring

( EDWARD JOHN RUMSEY born August 22, 1925 Mt Morris Township and died June 16, 1998 Genesee Co MI; buried Flint Memorial Cemetery, Mt Morris MI; married Miss Winters and they had 5 kids, 1 of which was:

( DIANE MARY RUMSEY born August 4, 1950 Flint MI and died there August 24, 1950; buried Flint Memorial Park

( CLAUDE ERVIN RUMSEY born October 1, 1888 Mt Morris Township, Genesee Co MI and died there November 26, 1935; married August 19, 1919 in Flushing, Marion Ray Blight born December 21, 1893 Genesee Co MI and died October 20, 1973 Flint; both buried Flushing Cemetery, Flushing; offspring

( CHARLES NELSON RUMSEY born October 5, 1894 Mt Morris Township, Genesee Co MI and died October 31, 1970 Broward Co FL; married December 26, 1920 in Harrisburg PA Sidney Estelle Sayre born March 28, 1897 Flushing MI and died 1982 Kent Co MI; offspring

( HELEN INEZ RUMSEY born December 14, 1895 Mt Morris Township, Genesee Co MI and died March 14, 1993 Ann Arbor MI; buried Flushing Cemetery; married October 25, 1922 in Genesee Co MI, Raymond Hallack Bailey born July 13, 1895 Hazelton Township, Shiawassee Co MI and died January 14, 1972 Lakeland FL; offspring

( JOHN HERMAN RUMSEY born August 7, 1901 Mt Morris Township, Genesee Co MI and died July 9, 1977 Flint MI; married May 2, 1925 in Birch Run, Saginaw, MI Geraldine Marie Prifer born March 25, 1907 Flint and died August 15, 1993 Tawas City, Iosco, MI; offspring

( NELSON DAVID RUMSEY born July 2, 1851 Van Etten NY and died June 15, 1934 Maple Rapids, Clinton, MI; married June 6, 1873 in Flint, Nancy Elizabeth Thurber born September 4, 1857 Canada and died May 27, 1926 (Clare Co) Clear Co MI; both buried Ridge Road Cemetery, Saginaw; and born to them were:

( MARY E RUMSEY born March 17, 1875 Genesee Co MI and died October 25, 1880 Brady Township, Saginaw Co MI; buried there Ridge Road Cemetery

( AMY RUMSEY born July 31, 1877 MI and died January 25, 1928 Chapin Township, Saginaw Co MI; married December 5, 1896 in Brady Township, Saginaw Co, Charles Erastus Batchelor born January 6, 1873 Rush Township, Shiawassee Co MI and died May 6, 1955 Ovid, Clinton, MI; both buried Ridge Road Cemetery; and they had 5 kids, 4 of which were:

( OLA HAZEL BATCHELOR born July 9, 1897 Fairfield Township, Shiawassee Co MI and died July 16, 1971 Owosso MI; buried Ridge Road Cemetery; married Martin Edward Welch born January 30, 1897 Rush Township, Shiawassee Co MI and died September 7, 1971 Ossineke, Alpena, MI; and they had 4 kids, 1 of which was:

( MARTIN EDWARD WELCH JR born April 25, 1919 and died September 25, 1993 Grosse Point, Wayne, MI; married Miss Gent

( SON BATCHELOR born and died July 4, 1905

( CHILD BATCHELOR (1907-1907)

( MILES BATCHELOR born April 10, 1909 Chapin Township, Saginaw Co MI and died July 9, 1993 Eugene OR; married 3 times: Miss Williams, Unk, and Marie Vogelpohl

( HARRY RUMSEY born January 25, 1879/1880 Brady Township, Saginaw Co MI and died January 11, 1948; married May 25, 1909 in Owosso MI, Florence M Steenrod born November 21, 1888 and died December 17, 1974 Washtenaw Co MI; both buried Fulton Center Cemetery Perrinton, Gratiot, MI; and they had 4 kids, 3 of which were:

( ELEANOR IRENE RUMSEY born October 17, 1910 and died February 4, 1998 Mulberry FL; married 1934 in St Joseph Co IN, Reynold Jackson Cooke born June 19, 1905 Medina NY and died July 26, 1987 East Tawas MI, cremated

( ARLENE RUTH RUMSEY born August 24, 1918 Shiawassee Co MI and died June 30, 1997 Mt Pleasant, Isabella, MI; married Herbert David Hood born March 24, 1920 Ionia MI and died August 1986 Mt Pleasant; offspring

( DORIS RUMSEY born and died August 25, 1926 Perrinton, Gratiot, MI

( JOHN RUMSEY born about January 1, 1884 Brady Township, Saginaw Co MI and died there March 1, 1884

( RAYMOND RUMSEY born May 30, 1889 Brady Township, Saginaw Co MI and died January 27, 1963 Maple Rapids, Clinton, MI; married 1st 1916 in Clare Co MI, Ethel Elizabeth Freed born February 20, 1891 Clare MI and died 1929 Maple Rapids; 2d 1934 Marjorie Louisa Smith born March 9, 1906 Clinton Co MI and died 1984; all buried Ridge Road Cemetery, Saginaw; offspring from both marriages

( NINA D RUMSEY born July 28, 1894 Saginaw Co MI and died August 6, 1987 Gratiot Co MI; buried Cherry Grove Cemetery, Maple Rapids MI (Clare, Clare, MI) (Photo); married January 20, 1915 in Clare Co MI, Anthony John Freed born March 20, 1893 Hatton Township, Clare Co MI and died there June 8, 1929; and they had 6 kids, 5 of which are:

( CLARA ELIZABETH FREED born November 2, 1915 Hatton Township, Clare Co MI and died there 7 days later

( DALE JOSEPH FREED born February 27, 1917 Hatton Township, Clare Co MI and died there October 7, 1917

( ROSEMARY FREED born December 16, 1921 Hatton Township, Clare Co MI and was living in Russellville AR 1987; married July 20, 1945 in Toledo OH, Joseph Misukaitis born December 12, 1918 Dearborn MI and died September 13, 1982 Livingston Co MI; and they had 2 kids, 1 of which was:

( JOSEPH D MISUKAITIS born June 6, 1944 Wayne MI and died September 25, 1984 Ann Arbor MI; married Miss Buckenberger

( EDNA IVALENE FREED born September 1, 1923 Hatton Township, Clare Co MI and was living in Perrington MI 1987; married 1st March 17, 1943 in Toledo OH, Stanley Budd Calhoun born March 17, 1913 Northport MI and died November 17, 1973 Trenton NJ – divorced – offspring; 2d Mr Ackerman; 3d 1967 in Perrington, Wendell Wright born June 30, 1920 Gratiot Co MI and died there 1984

( ANTHONY JAY I FREED born January 4, 1928 Hatton Township, Clare Co MI and died September 15, 1984 Detroit MI; married Miss Neff; offspring

( MINA RUMSEY born March 5, 1897 and died March 20, 1992; married 1921 in Shiawassee Co MI, Paul Eugene Dangel

( SUSAN ELIZABETH RUMSEY born August 1853 Van Etten NY and died c1934-40 Hollywood CA; married July 17, 1875 in Flint MI, Elbert Willis Morehouse born February 1855 Stoney Run MI and died c1919 probably Saginaw MI; and born to them was:

( SUSAN JESSIE MOREHOUSE born c1879 Oakland Co MI and died July 9, 1947 Los Angeles CA; married November 27, 1918 in Saginaw MI, Luie Albert Beierwaltes born Mrach 6, 1886 Saginaw MI and died October 31, 1968 Los Angeles

( JESSIE F RUMSEY born September 8, 1858 Van Etten NY and died July 27, 1948 Genesee MI; married January 1, 1879 in Flushing MI, William Root Jr born March 10, 1854 Niagara Co NY and died March 8, 1928 Genesee Co MI; both buried Tanner Cemetery, Genesee, Genesee, MI; and born to them were:

( ELIZABETH MAUD ROOT born November 1879 Mt Morris Township, Genesee Co MI and died c1926 Farley, Dubuque, IA; married March 29, 1904 in Flint MI, Everett V Goodale born 1866 Farley IA and died July 4, 1937 Grand View, Louisa, IA; and born to them was:

( HARRIETT V GOODALE born January 29, 1916 Kansas City MO and died February 13, 1981 Dubuque IA; married July 17, 1941 in Dubuque, Louis Ziegenfuss bornc 1905 Fairplay WI and died August 22, 1974; offspring

( JENNIE F ROOT born October 26, 1881 Genesee Co MI and died there April 15, 1908; married April 15, 1908 Bert C Pettengill born 1878 Mount Morris, Genesee, MI and died 1964; both buried Tanner Cemetery; and born to them were:

( DONNA M PETTENGILL born August 13, 1901 Genesee Co MI and died there September 12, 1904; buried there Tanner Cemetery

( MAX RUMSEY PETTENGILL born March 30, 1904 Geneseeville MI and died February 25, 1994 Otisville, Genesee, MI; cremated; married June 30, 1925 in Flint MI, Arbutus Edra Strong born June 12, 1904 Park Lake MI and died January 27, 2000 Flushing MI; cremated; and born to them was:

( ROBERT STRONG PETTENGILL born February 29, 1928 Geneseeville MI and died July 12, 1993 Flint MI; married Lois Suzanne Pereira born March 30, 1932 and died January 11, 1997 Oscoda MI; and they had 3 kids, 1 of which was:

( ROBERT MAX PETTENGILL born January 25, 1952 Flint MI and died there December 7, 1994; married Miss Filpansick; offspring

( JOHN CHARLES ROOT born December 5, 1888 Genesee Co MI and died March 7, 1957 Flint MI; married June 10, 1911 in Genesee MI, Neva Martha Scott born March 27, 1889 Genesee Co MI and died February 29, 1952; both buried Flint Memorial Cemetery, Mt Morris MI; and born to them was:

( YVONNE JEANETTE ROOT born December 14, 1916 Genesee Co MI and died December 10, 1982 Flint MI; married Mr Boyd and they had 2 kids, 1 of which was:

( BILLIE MARLIN BOYD born January 25, 1941 Flint MI and died there August 27, 1970; buried Flint Memorial Cemetery; married 1st Miss Culp – offspring; 2d Miss Murphy – offspring

( SARAH RUMSEY born March 10, 1822 Monroe, Orange, NY; married October 1, 1845 Nathaniel D Horton born March 1822 NY; and born to them was:

( JOHN HORTON (1848-)

( JOSHUA UNDERHILL RUMSEY born December 8, 1823 Monroe, Orange, NY and died December 23, 1895 Van Etten NY; married Sarah Eleanor Getman born September 21, 1836 Johnstown, Fulton, NY and died February 11, 1899 Van Etten NY. Born to them were:

( SYLVANUS EARL RUMSEY born December 4, 1853 Van Etten NY and died November 10, 1927 Chemung Co NY; married Mary Isabella Shelford born March 10, 1859 Chemung Co NY and died there September 3, 1920. Born to them were:

( VERA EDITH RUMSEY born June 29, 1879 and died June 19, 1949; married Elmer Bartholomew Hendricks born April 4, 1877 and died November 7, 1949. Born to them was:

( ELMER BRUCE HENDRICKS born September 11, 1904; married September 11, 1928 Edna Jackson born November 23, 1902 and born to them were:

( NANCY LOUISE HENDRICKS born March 1930; married Edmund Barr

( ELMER BRUCE HENDRICKS born January 15, 1932; married Viola (Violet) Van Alstine and born to them were:



( MARY EDITH HENDRICKS born June 25, 1940

( WALTER EARL RUMSEY born March 18, 1884 Ithaca NY and died October 25, 1951 Chemung Co NY; married Edith May Williams ( and born to them were:

( MARION EDITH RUMSEY born October 10, 1922 Chemung Co NY and died October 14, 2002 Baldwin Township, Chemung Co NY; buried Riverside Cemetery, Lowman, Chemung, NY (Photo); married Warren Glenn Gray born January 26, 1922 at Elmira NY. Born to them were:

( SHARON JUNE GRAY born January 20, 1947 Elmira NY; married October 20, 1978 at Destin FL, Terry Lee Newman born June 30, 1955 South Bend IN; reside Elmira NY [Sharon has provided this information on this branch of the family – thanks Sharon.]

( VICKI IONE GRAY born January 18, 1950 Elmira NY; married October 4, 1969 at Chemung NY Chester A. Bennett born September 22, 1949 Elmira NY; and born to them were:

( RENEA RICHELLE BENNETT born January 22, 1971 Germany; married June 19, 1993 at Elmira NY, Michael Patrick Roussell born October 30, 1970 Elmira NY; and born to them were:

( CHRISTOPHER ALLEN BENNETT born March 26 19** Elmira NY

( MICHAEL PATRICK ROUSSELL, JR., born March 21, 1994 Elmira NY

( RACHEL RENEE ROUSSELL born and died June 9, 1995

( HEATHER NICOLE BENNETT born April 30, 1978 Elmira NY; married December 22, 2001 Brett Cavanaugh and born to them were:

( CASSANDRA BRIER CAVANAUGH born October 19, 1888 Elmira NY

( ETHAN JACOB CAVANAUGH born October 22, 2000 Elmira NY

( CONSTANCE ALLYN GRAY born December 29, 1951 Elmira NY; married August 5, 1978 in North Chemung NY, Stephen Kenneth Pipher born October 10, 1951. Born to them were:

( EMILY SUZANNE PIPHER born May 27, 1979

( STEPHANIE RUTH PIPHER born July 19, 1982

( ANDREW DAVID PIPHER born October 10, 1983

( DAVID JAMES GRAY born September 4, 1953 Elmira NY; married October 4, 1975 at Beaver Dams NY, Patricia Ann Kent born February 11, 1955; and born to them were:

( MELISSA ANN GRAY born August 13, 1976 Elmira NY

( DENISE ALLYN GRAY born January 14, 1978 and died January 26, 1978

( MELODY LYNN GRAY born November 21, 1979 Elmira NY

( WILTON EARL RUMSEY born December 2, 1923 and died November 26, 1977; unmarried; bought home in Lowman NY c1952

( EVELYN MARJORIE RUMSEY born September 18, 1925 and died June 9, 1991; married 1st January 22, 1942 Stephen Hendricks Sanders – divorced – no offspring; married 2d Angelo Lawrence Crisafi born November 3, 1923 and born to them were:

( YVONNE SUSAN CRISAFI born June 6, 1946; married 1st Richard Tarlach – divorced – no offspring; married 2d 1987 Yetkin Erbay – divorced – no offspring; married 3d February 14, 2002 in FL, Salvatore Sabastian Vaccarino

( BARBARA ANNETT CRISAFI born August 31, 1949; married 1st Richard John Balla and born to them was:

( RICHARD JOHN BALLA, JR., born June 7, 1969; and born to him and Cathy Jo Mayer was:

( DEMETRIUS MYKEL MAYER born March 2, 1995; adopted by his grandparents, Robert & Barbara (Crisafi) Slover, September 11, 1996 and they changed his name to Demetrius Montgomery Slover

Barbara married, second, Robert Daniel Slover born April 7, 1945 and born to them were:

( ANASTASIA NICHOLE SLOVER born September 10, 1976; and born to her was:

( RAVEN TAYLOR SLOVER born October 21, 1995


( CHAZARE DANIEL SLOVER born October 12, 1980

( DESIRE SIMONE SLOVER born April 19, 1982

( LAWRENCE NICHOLAS CRISAFI born February 13, 1951; married March 30, 1981 Janet Elfo born July 3, 1955 and born to them were:

( HILARY JANE CRISAFI born July 23, 1987


( MATTHEW DILLON CRISAFI born April 2, 1995

( RAMONA EILEEN CRISAFI born July 3, 1954; married April 1, 1979 Steven Del Rocco born September 12, 1952 and born to them were:

( JAMIE STEVEN DEL ROCCO born July 5, 1979

( KATIE RENEE DEL ROCCO born May 30, 1981

( FRANK DAVID DEL ROCCO born April 3, 1985

( GORDON BRUCE RUMSEY born June 16, 1932; married 1st March 4, 1955 Sandra Lee Rosekrans born June 7, 1939 – divorced; married 2d Jackie {maiden name unk}; married 3d Nila Hettich; resided Waverly NY. Born to Gordon and Sandra were:

( LINDA JEAN RUMSEY born October 3, 1956 and died August 28, 1977; married Gerald Spence born December 26, 1939 and died August 28, 1977. Born to them was:

( RITA LEE SPENCE born May 1976; married Erick Sutt and born to them was:


( KAREN FAYE RUMSEY born December 17, 1957; married July 1974 Richard Charles Husner and born to them were:

( RICHARD CHARLES HUSNER, JR., born May 15, 1975

( LISA LYNN HUSNER born January 21, 1980

( AMY ANNE HUSNER born April 12, 1977

Born to Gordon and Penelope Gail Nichols were:

( APRIL RENEA RUMSEY born April 15, 1965; married 1st August 10, 1985 Mark Ferguson – divorced; married 2d August 23, 2002 at Baurns OR, Michael Yanez. Born to her and Mark were:

( REBECCA ANN FERGUSON born July 4, 1984

( BRITTANY MARIE FERGUSON born February 25, 1986

( GORDON EARL RUMSEY born January 15, 1969

( JOYCE A. RUMSEY born May 26, 1934; and born to her and Mr. Waters were:

( STEPHEN MARCUS HENRY WATERS born July 31, 1964; married July 23, 1988 Suzanne Marie Zekri born June 7, 1964 and born to them were:

( STEFFAN MESHACK HABIB WATERS born February 2, 1991


( SAHRIAH MARIE WATERS born September 12, 1996

( NATEYVONNE MARJORIE WATERS born April 22, 1974; and born to her were:

( KELSEY JOYCE WATERS born May 2, 1991 Elmira NY

( NATHANIEL EARL WATERS born June 10, 1994 and died August 9, 1994 Elmira NY

( PAIGE YVONNE SABATINI born April 30, 1996

( ADAM MITCHELL POORMAN born August 19, 2002 Elmira NY

( GENEVIEVE IONA RUMSEY born October 28, 1894 and died November 11, 1973; married June 13, 1916 Frank Arthur Beach born October 15, 1893 and died April 23, 1935. Born to them were:

( FORDYCE ALLEN BEACH married Phyllis Barrett and born to them were:

( WARREN ARTHUR BEACH born August 22, 1942

( ROBERT PAUL BEACH born November 24, 1943

( ROBERT EARL BEACH born August 11, 1922

( ORVILLE FRANKLIN BEACH born July 29, 1924; married June 5, 1976 Edna Lucille Zeigler born September 15, 1925

( JOSHUA UNDERHILL RUMSEY born November 6, 1897 and died September 20, 1966; married 1st Dorothy Wood – they divorced – no offspring; married 2d Helen Saxbury; resided Elmira NY in the 1950s; from Jim Bennett who knew Joshua, “Joshua was a very interesting person who lived alone for many years in Elmira with no visible means of support except the rooms he rented out at 311 West Gray Street, his home which was proximate to the downtown. Given his age at death, he was prematurely grey and frail looking for years; would have thought he was in his 70s in the 1950s. He was a distinguished looking gentleman who always wanted visiting kids to comb his hair; Underhill loved to grow vegetables and was very proud of the growers edition of the W. Atlee Burpee catalog that he received. Although the yard was not large (the house was), he managed to grow a large amount of high quality tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. I must say that kids often dread being dragged to visit adults but Underhill was such an interesting person it was a pleasure.” Thanks, Jim. Born to them were:

( JAE UNDERHILL RUMSEY born February 2, 1963

( MARY LOUISE RUMSEY born April 11, 1964; married January 10 1987 Daryl Evan Densmore born October 14, 1964 and born to them were:

( KYLE EVAN DENSMORE born May 5, 1987

( KRISTOPHER MICHAEL DENSMORE born November 25, 1991

( ROBERT ROYAL RUMSEY born October 30, 1857 Van Etten, Chemung, NY and died December 5, 1917; married March 28, 1880 Ella I Horton

( MILO HORTON RUMSEY born July 30, 1859 Van Etten, Chemung, NY and died February 4, 1890 Elmira, Chemung, NY; buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Van Etten, Chemung, NY; married Charity Ellison

( STEPHEN WEEKS RUMSEY born June 20, 1861 and died October 6, 1892

( INEZ ELLEN RUMSEY (Inez Eleanor Rumsey) born March 28, 1863 and died August 18, 1887 Van Etten NY; she married James B. Swartout born August 1, 1850


( HANNAH RUMSEY (twin) born June 10, 1829 Monroe NY and died July 9, 1829

( MARY RUMSEY (twin) born June 10, 1829 Monroe, Orange, NY and died before 1894; married November 28, 1840 Stephen Richer born December 28, 1817 Dryden, Tompkins, NY and died June 29, 1883 Rustford, Mecosta, MI; and born to them were:

( CORDELIA RICHER born c1842 Chemung Co NY

( SARAH ELIZABETH RICHER born c1853 Van Etten, Chemung, NY and died November 13, 1890 Mecosta Co MI; married May 7, 1868 in NY, Charles Alban Hyde born c1835 Van Etten NY and died November 12, 1894 Mecosta Co MI; and born to them were:

( IDA GEONORA HYDE born March 28, 1872 Mecosta Co MI and died c1894 Van Etten NY

( ROYAL EARL HYDE born January 10, 1874 Mecosta Co MI and died February 11, 1960 Van Etten NY; married 1896 in Mecosta Co MI, Ina Estell Hutson (c1874-); and born to them was:

( CLAYTON ROYAL HYDE born September 29, 1908 and died 1971 MI

( SYLVANUS DUSENBERRY RUMSEY born December 13, 1830 Orange Co NY and died July 13, 1894 Van Etten NY; married March 15, 1856 in Van Etten, Clarinda Shoemaker [dau of Isaac & Mariah (Osborne) Shoemaker] born April 9, 1835 Chemung Co NY and died April 9, 1908 Van Etten; and born to them were:

( ELLA RUMSEY (Sarah Ellen Rumsey born September 5,1857) born 1858 Van Etten, Chemung, NY and died November 24, 1925 Chemung Co NY; married December 27, 1876 Alexander Hamilton Shelford born January 9, 1850 and died June 1922; and born to them were:

( VICTOR E SHELFORD born September 22, 1877 and died December 15, 1968 Urbana IL; married Mable Brown; and born to them were:



( WILEY I SHELFORD born July 12, 1883 and died December 7, 1943; married Ruth Murphy; offspring

( HARRY L SHELFORD born September 11, 1886 and died November 26, 1907

( EMMA RUMSEY (Emma Maria Rumsey) born May 16, 1862 Van Etten NY and deid November 1884; buried Hicks Cemetery, Baldwin, Chemung, NY; married December 25, 1882 in Ithaca NY, Charles Swartout

( WILLIAM RUMSEY (Willie) (William Earl Rumsey) born September 9, 1865 Van Etten NY and died February 16, 1938 Morgantown WVA; married December 23, 1895 in Morgantown, Stella Edna Berkshire

( ADA RUMSEY (Ada Myrtle Rumsey) born January 9, 1869 Van Etten NY and died December 8, 1944 Waverly, Tioga, NY; married in Van Etten, Hawley Augustus Briggs born August 28, 1870 and died August 28, 1925; and born to them were:

( WILTON BRIGGS born August 9, 1897

( HILDA B BRIGGS born September 6, 1901 and died July 1995 Oneonta NY; married a Mr Tillman

( ANNA RUMSEY born 1870 Van Etten NY (Anna Mary Rumsey born November 10, 1859 Van Etten NY and died September 18, 1943 Portland OR); married 1st May 16, 1877 in Friend, Saline, NB Lyman Wallace Clark; 2d April 1, 1899 in Friend, NB Edwin Hercules Agee

( REBECCA RUMSEY born August 10, 1832 Monroe NY and died August 13, 1915 Elmira NY; married Oscar Banfield born August 11, 1832 Chemung Co NY and died December 5, 1911 Elmira; and born to them were:

( IDA ADELL BANFIELD born May 30, 1854 Van Etten NY and died November 6, 1917; married 1st Gideon Wood; 2d Francis Hills

( HORTON BANFIELD born June 1, 1855 Van Etten NY and died 1949 Las Vegas NV; married Josephine McLaughlin born 1858 NY

( MARY ELLEN BANFIELD born August 10, 1857 Chemung Co NY; married Horatio Matthews

( ADELA BANFIELD born March 18, 1859; married Samuel Meddaugh

( ADDISON EARL BANFIELD born March 20, 1861 Chemung Co NY and died December 8, 1937; married 1899 Lottie Terry (1881-1981)

( JAMES BANFIELD born April 30, 1865 Baldwin, Chemung, NY and died January 25, 1891 Chemung Co NY

( MINNIE A BANFIELD born December 18, 1867 Chemung Co NY and died March 18, 1936; married 1887 James A Taylor born June 1863 PA

( SARAH AGNES BANFIELD born August 12, 1869 Chemung Co NY and died April 16, 1947; married 1888 Charles Davis

( CORA MAY BANFIELD born May 15, 1871 Chemung Co NY and died July 17, 1944; married Jacob Brenthaupt born 1864 Germany

( FRANCIS EARL RUMSEY born January 15, 1834 Monroe, Orange, NY and died January 31, 1870 Chemung Co NY from wounds received in the Civil War; buried Jenkins Cemetery, Runsey Hill, Van Etten NY; married Emmeling Cooper (Emeline B Cooper) (1840-); and born to them was:

( EMMA LENORA RUMSEY (1857-) married 1st 1877 Thomas S Getman (1852-1884); 2d 1889 Willis Rumsey (1866-1912)

( DANIEL WEEKS born December 17, 1774; married Elizabeth Mosher

( SAMUEL WEEKS born November 28, 1790 and died December 8, 1834

( JOSEPH WEEKS married Susan Earle/Earl and born to them were:






( JOSEPH WEEKS married Susan Swain and born to them were:








( STEPHEN WEEKS married Hannah Lent

( THOMAS WEEKS born January 15, 1802 and died before 1830; married October 17, 1821 Sarah Cox – either this date of birth is incorrect or his Dad’s date of death is incorrect, since his Dad died in 1800.

( PHEBE WEEKS died January 15, 1823; married 1st Samuel Underhill; 2d Charles Miller

( AMY WEEKS married Alexander McDonald; and born to them was:

( STEPHEN MCDONALD born May 28, 1811 and died June 20, 1885 Elmira, Chemung, NY; married October 5, 1841 Sarah Bradner Vail [dau of William & Phebe (Denton) Vail] born May 2, 1817 and died February 24, 1863 Elmira

( BATHSHEBA WEEKS married Jeremiah Earl

( ANNA WEEKS married Henry Lent [son of Stephen], as his first wife. Henry born c1798 Monroe, Orange, NY; and born to them were:

( ELIZABETH ANN LENT (c1815-1891) married Thomas Osborn

( PETER LENT born July 20, 1817 Monroe, Orange, NY and died c1873; buried Highland Mills NY; a shoemaker by occupation; married 1st January 27, 1842 Catherine Hunter of Cornwall NY, born March 21, 1820 and died March 25, 1866; buried with Peter. Born to them were:

( ROGER B. LENT born December 18, 1842 and died February 28, 1843

( WILLIAM B. LENT born December 17, 1843 Monroe, Orange, NY; a merchant at Jervis NY; married Mary Broughm, of Binghamton NY and born to them were:

( NELLIE LENT born October 1870; married Ira Wallace of Port Jervis

( VIRGINIA BELLE LENT (c1874-) married Sol Van Etten Carley of Port Jervis

( RUTH ANN LENT born March 27, 1845; married September 26, 1861 E. Mills Shuit

( SILAS JAMES P. LENT born June 6, 1847 Monroe, Orange, NY; employed by the Custom House in NYC; Civil War Vet; married September 21, 1870 Harriet Smith. Born to them were:

( ETTA LENT (c1871-) married William Frost of Highland Mills

( HARRIET LENT born c1873 and died August 27, 1902; married Frank James of Cornwall NY

( FLORA LENT born 1877 and died May 7, 1896

( NATHANIEL LENT born July 20, 1885

( JAMES LENT born January 12, 1890

( ESTHER LENT born May 1, 1849; married July 5, 1880 Samuel R. Weeks (-1890)

( NATHANIEL LENT born September 14, 1851 and died August 6, 1892 – never married

( SAMUEL GREGORY LENT born October 23, 1853 Callicoon, Sullivan Co; a farmer; married 1882 S. B. Vliet and born to them was:

( HELEN GRACE LENT born June 19, 1883

( LEROY P. LENT born March 25, 1856 Callicoon, Sullivan, NY; a painter by trade at Passaic NY; married c1883 Ella Morrell and born to them were:

( MABEL LENT (1885-)

( RETA LENT born c1888 and died young

( BLANCHE LENT (1895-)

( JESSIE F. LENT born September 25, 1858; married William Cronk of Chester NY

( CARRIE A. LENT born November 25, 1860; married September 1, 1894 Benjamin Ashby, of Passaic NJ

( CHARLES HENRY LENT born May 7, 1864 Highland Mills, Orange, NY; a truckman and rigger at Passaic NJ; married Lillian Sweeny and born to them were:

( CLARA LENT born September 7, 1888 Wallington NJ

( EDNA LENT born September 29, 1889 Passaic NJ

( FLORENCE LENT born May 6, 1893 Passaic NJ

( LILLIAN LENT born August 14, 1895 Passaic NJ

( CHARLES LENT (1899-)

( ALBERT LENT born 1820 Highland Mills, Orange, NY and died c1870; a farmer; married Delila {maiden name unk}; and born to them were:




( NATHANIEL LENT born c1825 and died during the Mexican War at Memphis TN 1845

( HANNAH LENT (Hannah M Lent) (c1828-) married March 27, 1847 in Orange Co NY, George Perry Goodrich of Highland Mills NY, died September 24, 1864 Berryville VA; 1862 George enlisted as a Private in Company K, 162d Regiment (17th Cav) at age 37y, residence was Susquehanna Co PA, shoemaker; and born to them were:



( DAVID GOODRICH born May 25, 1851

( HARRIET GOODRICH born October 22, 1853

( STEPHEN GOODRICH born February 22, 1856

( FANNY GOODRICH born December 6, 1858

( GEORGE PERRY GOODRICH Jr born December 15, 1861 Carbondale PA and died February 24, 1932 Kansas City KS; married c1886 Lulu Etta Banker born October 25, 1871 Carbondale PA and died July 11, 1931 Kanas City KS; and born to them were:



( WALTER GOODRICH was playing next to a bonfire and his infant dress caught fire

( HATTIE MAY GOODRICH born July 16, 1887 and died July 8, 1939; married David Bennett

( ERNEST LEROY GOODRICH (1889-1944) married Bessie Hildebrandt

( FREDERICK ELMER GOODRICH born May 14, 1891 and died March 5, 1941; married Jesse Morris; offspring

( KENNETH DWAIN GOODRICH born March 18, 1897 Scranton PA and died October 18, 1959 Kansas City KS; married 1st Isabella Morris – offspring; 2d 1919 in Pleasant Hills MO, Pearl Della Ryker [dau of Beecher Ward & Ida Ann (Stagner) Ryker] born September 8, 1899 Lone Jack MO and died February 17, 1978 West Covina CA; and born to him and Pearl were:

( ROWLAND DWAIN GOODRICH (1921-1990) married Elinor Holcomb; offspring

( PAUL DAVID GOODRICH (-2002) married Winifred Kathrynn Lacy (-2002); offspring

( GEORGE WILBUR GOODRICH born May 12, 1899 and died 1971; married Ann Trauner

( STEVEN EDGAR GOODRICH born May 8, 1901 and died December 19, 1953; married Retha Brown

( ALTA MARIE GOODRICH born October 30, 1906 and died March 9, 1931; married Anthony Terranova; offspring

( DORTHY ELLEN GOODRICH born August 29, 1908 and died June 2, 1953; married Joe Sterbenz; and born to them was:


( CARL DAVID GOODRICH married Helen {mnu}

( STEPHEN LENT (Stephen T Lent) born October 28/30, 1833 Highland Mills, Orange, NY and died July 18,1869 Binghampton, Solano,CA; an extensive farmer in CA; married December 31, 1863 in Fairfield CA, Elizabeth Rychard born January 15, 1832 CT/VT and died July 24, 1904; and born to them were 3 kids, 2 of which were:


( GEORGE HENRY LENT born October 29, 1866 Binghampton, Solano, CA and died March 10, 1924 Sacramento CA; buried there; married Ana Ora Gates born November 3, 1871 Elmira, Solano, CA and died March 1, 1949 Sacramento; and born to them were:

( BESSY LENT born December 25, 1897 CA and died there April 1983

( GEORGE HENRY LENT Jr born November 13, 1902 CA and died 1983 Elk Grove CA

( WILBUR ALMORE LENT born August 14, 1907 Rio Vista CA and died 1979 Paradise, Butte, CA; married 1st Irma {mnu} (1905-1983); 2d Edith Augusta Batman born June 23, 1909 Butte Co CA and died November 25, 1970 Sacramento CA; cremated, ashes scattered Strawberry Valley CA – offspring

( STEVEN MARSHALL LENT born June 18, 1910 Rio Vista, Solano, CA and died July 13, 1975 Sacramento CA; married Doris Merrill – offspring

( DOROTHY WEEKS born July 23, 1776 North Castle, Westchester, NY and died October 6, 1855; married 1st December 16, 1818 Zopher Jones; 2d Sanford Hoag – maybe the marriages are reversed

( SARAH WEEKS born September 1767; married James Merritt [son of Nathaniel & Ann (Fowler) Merritt]; and born to them were:



( RICHARD MERRITT married Maria Jones


( PHEBE MERRITT married Nathaniel Hauxhurst


( SARAH MERRITT (1807-1827) married James Cromwell

( PHOEBE (PHEBE) JANE WEEKS born May 9, 1765 and died April 14, 1838; married October 14, 1784 John Merritt [son of Nathaniel & Ann (Fowler) Merritt] born March 23, 1758 Cortland Manor and died October 27, 1833; 1787, John was a merchant, the firm name was Merritt & Webb, removed to New Brunswick June 1785 in partnership with his father at Gage Town; returned 1787 and in 1778 had farm at Bethpage, Long Island, which he sold 1793; hisright of membership amongst Friends seems to have been acquired by his marriage with a Friend belonging to Amawalk Monthly Meeting, such being the rule of that day. While at Bethpage, John was an active member of the Westbury Monthly Meeting and was on the Committee when Jericho Monthly Meeting was set off from Westbury in November 1789. In 1799, John was in the flour business in NY in 1802 the firm name was Merritt & Anderson. Born to them were:

( ANN MERRITT (1785-1860) died Brooklyn NY; 1798, the Jericho Monthly Meeting sent certificate to New York M.M. for Anne; married, apparently as his 2d wife, Nathan Comstock [son of Samuel & Lucy (Arnold) Comstock] born December 24, 1776 Burrillville, Providence, RI and died 1859 NYC; and born to them were (the offspring of Nathan’s 2 marriages is conflicting):

( NATHAN COMSTOCK born January 1822 NYC and died there January 18, 1897; lawyer; married December 24, 1853 Charlotte H. Cromwell [dau of Oliver & Sarah (Titus) Cromwell] born March 31, 1832 Canterbury, Orange, NY and died March 6, 1912 Brooklyn; and born to them were:

( ELSIE COMSTOCK born November 25, 1854 Brooklyn NY and died January 26, 1932; married November 24, 1875 Ritzema Bogert

( ALBERT COMSTOCK born December 5, 1856 Brooklyn NY and died August 10, 1905 Montclair NJ; lawyer in NYC; married April 4, 1888 Caroline Agnes Ranger and born to them were 3 kids; 2 of which were:

( AGNES RANGER COMSTOCK born January 28, 1891

( ELSIE CROMWELL COMSTOCK born August 15, 1892

( PHILIP COMSTOCK born June 5, 1859 Brooklyn NY and died there January 7, 1926; bookkeeper and business manager; married September 24, 1885 in Brooklyn, Harriet Teresa Smith [dau of Samuel Alpheus & Jean (Downey) Smith] born August 12, 1860 Nichols NY; she was a well-known writer of popular stories and books, principally for children; and born to them were:

( PHILIP SIDNEY COMSTOCK born February 17, 1887 NY

( ALBERT COMSTOCK born March 2, 1890 NY

( JOHN MERRITT COMSTOCK (c1824-) employed in the US Naval Office in NY for many years; later served in the Treasury Department, Washington DC; married Elsie W. Hoxie and born to them were 4 kids, 2 of which were:

( MARIA NORRIS COMSTOCK born April 4, 1853 Troy NY; married February 15, 1877 in Brooklyn, Leicester Kent Ely

( JOSEPH H. COMSTOCK born December 6, 1857




( PHEBE MERRITT (1789-1859) married December 10, 1807, William Franklin Mott ( born January 11, 1785 and died May 3, 1867; buried Prospect Park Cemetery, Brooklyn; he was a drygoods merchant; sources differ on the order of William’s 2 marriages and the offspring assigned to each; for this document, all children are assigned to Phebe – this may NOT be correct; see him for offspring.



( DEBORAH MERRITT (1797-1875) died in Brooklyn NY. She married, 1816, Richard Field.

( LOUISA MERRITT (1799-1818)

( NATHANIEL S. MERRITT (1802-1890) married Mary King.

( JOHN J. MERRITT (1804-1871) married Hannah Brown.

( SARAH MERRITT (1807-1827)

( ABEL WEEKS born November 14, 1769 North Castle, Westchester, NY and died after 1833; married Mary Haight

( JOSHUA WEEKS born May 30, 1763 and died February 23, 1857 Peekskill NY; married Hannah Underhill [there are numerous Hannah Underhills in this line and I would surmise that this Hannah is one of them, possibly]; and born to them were:

( JAMES WEEKS [one source has the parents of James as Nathaniel Underhill Weeks and Phebe (Doty) which of course conflicts with the above, but will leave here for now pending further research] born November 17, 1812 Spencertown NY and died June 8, 1892 Wayne Center, Wayne, NY; married Phebe Waterbury born November 30, 1810 Nassau NY and died June 11, 1890 Wayne Center NY. Born to them were:



( JOHN WEEKS born February 9, 1837 Spencertown, Columbia, NY and died February 1901 Albany MO; married Helen Swift born January 7, 1843 Cotgrave, England and died June 1897 Clyde, Wayne, NY







( PHEBE WEEKS (-1842) married Caleb Brown and born to them were:







( HANNAH WEEKS born c1806 and died April 24, 1860 NYC; married September 16, 1835 in Peekskill, Westchester, NY, Henry Sutton [son of Daniel & Phebe (Heustis) Sutton] born about January 21, 1799 Westchester Co NY and died October 26, 1881; and born to them were:

( LOUISA M SUTTON born September 30, 1836 NYC and died January 10, 1925

( JOSHUA W SUTTON born May 3, 1839 NYC and died August 28, 1906 Brooklyn, Queens, NY; married November 27, 1866 in Brooklyn, Maria Louisa Carpenter [dau of William T & Esther Jane] born March 2, 1841 Brooklyn and died there December 26, 1922; both buried Prospect Park, Queens Co NY; and born to them was:

( WILLIAM HENRY SUTTON born September 7, 1868 Brooklyn, Queens, NY and died June 27, 1951 Los Angeles Co CA; living with his mother 1920, unmarried

( DANIEL H SUTTON born June 11, 1843 NYC and died after 1880 Chicago IL; joined the US Army and served of his own free will until disabled, dismissed May 1, 1860; with his father in Alexandria 1861 and in Chicago 1866; married Rachel Davis and born to them were:



( MARY B SUTTON born November 3, 1850 Croton Valley, Westchester, NY and died after February 11, 1911

( PHEBE H SUTTON married January 1, 1872 in Geneva, Fillmore, NE George T Howell [son of Joseph B & Mary] born NJ

( JOSEPH WEEKS born South Salem MA and died after 1803; married Sarah {maiden name unknown}; and born to them were:







( JESSE WEEKS [not listed is some sources] born April 10, 1753; married December 16, 1773 Sarah Carpenter [dau of Joseph & Amy] and born to them were:

( ISAAC WEEKS married lady unk but born to them were:

( CHARITY WEEKS born March 30, 1804 and died July 18, 1835; married Rees Cock


( PHEBE WEEKS born April 2, 1813

( SARAH WEEKS born March 25, 1810; married Elijah Quimby

( SAMUEL WEEKS died May 12, 1904 Hastings MI

( JAMES WEEKS married, March 21, 1793 Mary Underhill (; and born to them were:





( PHEBE WEEKS married Job Collins

( AMY WEEKS married James Wallace

( THOMAS UNDERHILL born March 26, 1738 and died March 25, 1822; married March 20, 1761 Sarah Weeks [dau of Abel & Mary (Ireland) Weeks] born September 25, 1739 and died October 23, 1825; resided Phillipsburg NY; and born to them were:

( ABEL UNDERHILL born February 26, 1770; married January 13, 1789 Phoebe Kipp [dau of Jesse & Ann (Haight) Kipp]; and born to them were:

( JESSE UNDERHILL born 1790 and died February 14, 1865; farmer; married Pamelia Purdy [dau of Monmouth & Jane (Carpenter) Purdy] born c1792 Somers, Westchester, NY and died August 10, 1875 Ledyard, Cayuga, NY; buried there Methodist Cemetery; and born to them were:

( MARY JANE UNDERHILL (1811-1903) married Alfred Avery (1810-1887) and born to them were 2 infants and:

( HENRY MORGAN AVERY (1838-1888) married 1872 Helen M Guiles (1842-)

( EDWIN ALLEN AVERY (1840-1906) married 1st 1868 Mary Esther Stark (1842-); married 2d 1900 Caroline M Stark (1844-)


( THOMAS UNDERHILL (c1813-1878) married Celia Ann West (c1815-1890); in 1850 they resided in Genoa NY; and born to them was:


( AMAZIA UNDERHILL married Harriet Barker and born to them were:


( WILLIAM S UNDERHILL born c1856 NY; 1880 resided in Syracuse NY, shoemaker; married Henrietta Clark [dau of Guy A & Celona M] and born to them was:

( GUY A UNDERHILL born c1879 NY

( ALLEN UNDERHILL (c1826-) of Cayuga County NY




( ANNA UNDERHILL born July 2, 1791 Westchester Co NY; married William Smith (Willis R Smith) born New Castle, Westchester NY; they resided Cayuga NY and in 1825 Greenwich OH; she was a teacher; and born to them were:

( ALFRED SMITH born Cayuga Co NY and died age 12y

( PHOEBE SMITH born Cayuga Co NY and died age 50y

( DANIEL SMITH born Cayuga Co NY and died age 65y


( WILLIAM T SMITH born June 17, 1823 Cayuga Co NY; resided Greenwich, Huron, OH

( BENJAMIN UNDERHILL born May 10, 1773 and died 1846; a farmer; married January 17, 1795 Abigail Sutton (Abby) [dau of Richardson & Elizabeth (Quimby) Sutton] born December 12, 1770 Cortland Manor NY; and born to them were:

( SARAH SUTTON UNDERHILL born November 25, 1795 and died 1888; married March 16, 1816 Silas Weeks (; see him for offspring

( ELIZABETH UNDERHILL born December 11, 1797; married December 20, 1827 in South Salem, Westchester, NY, Joseph Weeks ( – see him for offspring

( SARAH UNDERHILL born August 10, 1771 and died December 7, 1847; married Robert Sutton [son of Richardson & Elizabeth (Quimby) Sutton] born April 5, 1762 Cortland Manor NY. Born to them were:








( LEONARD SUTTON born April 18, 1812 Chappaqua, Westchester, NY and died March 12, 1890 Bedford, Westchester, NY; buried there Bedford Union Cemetery; married January 16, 1839 in Quaker Hill, Westchester, NY Lydia Jane Haviland [dau of Park & Lydia (Irish) Haviland] born about February 19/21, 1814 Dutchess Co NY and died April 16, 1885; and born to them were:

( GEORGE H SUTTON born October 10, 1839 Bedford, Westchester, NY and died September 1, 1908; buried Fitch’s Old Soldiers Home Cemetery (Veterans Cemetery), Darien, Fairfield, CT (Photos); Civil War Vet with Company L, 13th Cavalry NY Volunteers

( SARAH SUTTON SUTTON (1845-1865) buried Buxton Cemetery, Bedford NY

( BENJAMIN UNDERHILL SUTTON born April 6, 1850 Bedford NY and died after 1880 NYC; married Edwinia {maiden name unk}

( BARCLAY SUTTON born July 21, 1852 Bedford NY and died there (age 4m) September 12, 1854; buried there Bedford Union Cemetery

( MARY SUTTON (twin) born July 4, 1856 Bedford NY

( ASHAHEL H SUTTON (twin) (Asabel) born July 4, 1856 (1844) Bedford NY and died February 18, 1910 Colorado Springs CO; a member and Lieutenant Governor of the Society of Colonial Wars, 1899-1902; resided Colorado Springs; married Anna L Owen (1843-1919); both buried Bedford Union Cemetery, Bedford NY


( MARY UNDERHILL born January 12, 1762 and died 1807; married 1st January 20, 1779 Mordecai Frost [son of Isaac & Mary (Cock) Frost]; married 2d James Weeks [son of Absalom & a Miss Van Tassel] born February 2, 1766 North Castle NY and died March 29, 1865 Palmyra NY; and born to Mary and Mordecai was:

( PHEBE FROST married Wiliam Carman and born to them were:

( ANNA CARMAN born 1807 and died October 1855 Mecklenburg, Schuyler, NY

( THOMAS CARMAN born 1815 and died 1899 Mecklenburg NY; married 1st Margaret Williams (1817-1875); 2d Catherine Williams (1810-1890); and born to Thomas and Margaret was:

( ANNA CARMAN born May 28, 1841 Hector, Schuyler, NY and died April 18, 1913 Ledyar, Cayuga, NY; married Charles Humphrey Corey born October 2, 1837 and died April 4, 1902 Ledyar NY; and born to them were:

( JOHN W COREY born January 2, 1866 Mecklenburg, Schuyler, NY and died December 12, 1920 Ledyar, Cayuga, NY; married January 13, 1892 in Cayuga Co, Isabella Tait born July 7, 1864 Genoa, Cayuga, NY and died January 7, 1957 Auburn, Cayuga, NY. Born to them were:

( JOHN JULIAN COREY born April 1, 1895 Stony Point NY and died November 17, 1928 Venice Township, Cayuga Co NY

( MARY B. COREY married 1st Richard Whiting; 2d Leland Landon.Born to Mary and Richard were:

( SHIRLY DAWN WHITING married Paul Joseph Schintzius

( MARGERY C. WHITING married Stanley Rejman

( SUSAN C. COREY born July 10, 1869 Perry City NY and died Venice Township NY; married Walter W. Minard born May 10, 1869 Plattekill NY and died June 26, 1951 Poplar Ridge, Cayuga, NY. Born to them were:

( ANNA C. MINARD born November 23, 1891 Plattekill NY and died July 30, 1951 Auburn NY; married Frederick H. Lord born December 8, 1891 and died January 31, 1971 Auburn NY. Born to them were:

( NEWTON RAYMOND LORD married Irene Francis Darrow

( BERNICE MILDRED LORD married Charles Henry Westover

( WILLIAM WALTER LORD born June 14, 1924 Moravia NY and died November 25, 1994 Auburn NY

( HADWEN SPRAGUE LORD married Betty Jane Schug

( CLARENCE W. MINARD born February 14, 1893 Plattekill NY; married Myrtle L. Anderson born August 13, 1897 and died January 18, 1974; and born to them were:

( RICHARD CLARENCE MINARD married Madeline Beatrice LaCroix

( DAVID WILLIAM MINARD married Patricia Ann Gilbreath

( FRANK MINARD born February 22, 1895 Plattekill NY and died December 16, 1940 Sherwood NY; married Muriel Estelle Holland born January 12, 1902 Ledyar, Cayuga, NY and died October 25, 1966 Auburn NY

( ALICE B. MINARD married J. August Hartwig born June 9, 1895 NYC and died April 4, 1967 Port Jefferson NY

( MARGARET C. COREY born June 21, 1873 Ledyard, Cayuga, NY and died there February 6, 1932

( ANN ELIZA COREY born September 25, 1877 Ledyard, Cayuga, NY and died November 1935 Auburn, Cayuga, NY; married August 17, 1910 Howard C. Willis born March 31, 1859 Hartford Mills, Schyler, NY and died November 23, 1938 Ledyard NY. Born to them were:

( ELIZABETH SPENCER WILLIS married Robert Campbell and born to them were:

( BEATRICE ADELLE CAMPBELL married Joseph M. Rizza

( HOWARD WILLIS CAMPBELL married Joan Countryman

( RICHARD EDWARD CAMPBELL married Victoria J. White

( MAYNARD HOWARD WILLIS born October 7, 1917 Ledyard NY and died there January 14, 1925

( FRANCIS H. COREY born April 4, 1883 Ledyard NY and died May 19, 1951 Ithaca NY; married August 8, 1911 at Auburn NY, Margherita Elizabeth Erna Kind born September 13, 1892 Hartford Mills NY and died November 14, 1965 Auburn NY. Born to them were:

( ESTER ANNA COREY married, first, Hiram Lyon; second, Bernard Joseph Riester. Born to Ester and Bernard were:



( CHARLES H. COREY (1915-) married, first, Genevieue Pietrowski born December 1, 1918 and died January 14, 1965, Baldwin, L. I., NY; buried St Patrick’s Cemetery, Aurora NY; second, Arlene Rustmann. Born to Charles and Genevieue was:


( WILLIAM COREY married, first, Dorothy {maiden name unk}; married, second, Eileen Phillips Hinton and born to William and Eileen was:


( GEORGE W COREY married Carolyn Louise White and born to them were:

( JACQUELINE COREY married Robin Robert Alexander Smith

( CANDICE COREY married Roger Graham

( RICHARD F. COREY married, first, Gail {maiden name unk}; second, Ann Read.

( CHRISTINIA COREY married James Cummings

Born to Mary and her second husband, James, were:



( NATHANIEL WEEKS (1789-1869)


( PHEBE UNDERHILL [not listed is some sources] born November 6, 1764 Somers Center, Westchester, NY (or June 11, 1764 Philipsburgh Manor, Westchester Co) and died April 24, 1817 (May 26, 1817) Amawalk NY; married November 17, 1790 in Somers NY, Isaac Cock [son of Joseph & Rhoda (Frost) Cock] born May 4, 1764 Clinton, Oneida, NY and died July 26, 1834 Amawalk, Westchester, NY. Born to them were:

( ZILPHA COCK born August 23, 1791 Clinton, Dutchess, NY and died May 26, 1873 Henrietta NY; married October 18, 1815 in Yorktown NY, Samuel R. Frost born August 18, 1775 and died July 14, 1862; and born to them were:

( PRIER FROST born December 14, 1817 and died November 3, 1874; married December 13, 1843 Millicent Elvira Martin born November 29, 1822 and died August 29, 1895; and born to them were:

( MARY FROST born November 19, 1844 and died January 21, 1851

( JAMES SAMUEL FROST born October 1, 1854 Henrietta NY; president of Christian Endeavor Society; trustee of Starkey Seminary; president of NY Central Christian Conference; director of Francis Asbury Fund; Treasurer of NY State Christian Association; trustee of the Aged Christian’s Minister’s Home; and Trustee of Defiance College; married September 27, 1881 Ida May Diver born March 26, 1855; and born to them were:

( EDITH MAY FROST born July 7, 1883

( VONCENT JAMES FROST born December 14, 1886

( PHEBE FROST born March 30, 1819 and died August 12, 1819

( MARTHA COCK born December 14, 1792 and died September 26, 1843; married May 15, 1822 John Hazard

( THOMAS COCK born June 8, 1796; married four times: Martha Carpenter; Mary C. Carpenter; Eliza Chapman; and Dorothy Weeks; and born to him and Martha were:

( LYDIA COCK (1821-)

( PHEBE COCK (1823-)

( ISAAC COCK (1824-)

( THOMAS CARPENTER COCK born November 18, 1825 and died March 24, 1875

( HENRY COCK born June 18, 1797 Amawalk, Westchester, NY and died May 14, 1876 Wheatland, Monroe, NY; married twice: c1821 in Yorktown NY, Sarah Hyatt [dau of David Merritt & Chloe (Constant) Hyatt]; and Mary Cooper

( JESSE COCK born November 29, 1799; married Rachel Weeks

( SARAH COCK born January 15, 1802 and died February 11, 1880; married 1st Thomas Weeks; 2d Gabriel Horton; and born to Sarah and Thomas was:

( ABEL C. WEEKS (-1845)

Born to Sarah and her second husband, Gabriel, was:

( ALFRED HORTON born July 26, 1831 and died July 1, 1912; married 1854 Harriet Thorn



( BENJAMIN UNDERHILL (1722-) married 1st Amy Weeks; 2d Elizabeth Dean; no offspring

( SAMUEL UNDERHILL (1724-) married January 15, 1754 in Hempstead, Nassau, NY (Phebe) Phoebe Dodge [dau of Jeremiah & Elizabeth (Sutton) Dodge] born c1735 Long Island NY; and born to them were 3 kids, 1 of which was:


( WILLIAM UNDERHILL (1728-1813) born in/of Westchester County NY and died in Wickham, Queens Co, New Brunswick, Canada; married 1st Mary Sutton (1746-1813) [dau of John & Emma); married 2d Abigail Wallace born 1748 Salem NY. Born to them were [one source has William and Mary having only one child – Thomas]:


( PHOEBE UNDERHILL (1766-1846) married John Cromwell (1756-1844) and born to them was (and possibly more):

( JESSE CROMWELL (1797-1860) married Hannah Parks (1798-1836) and born to them was (and possibly m