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Mortuary R ecords^ 
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Town of_Spafford,. 
Onondaga County /New York , 



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INTRODUCTION 



There are nine burial places within the town of Spafrord, 
six public and three private, none of which have been 
incorporated, although some steps have been taken in that 
direction in two instances, but as yet there is no public 
record of any act of that kind. Of the six public cemeteries 
two, known as the old Borodino and the Nunnery Ceme- 
teries, have been abandoned and are now in disuse, leaving 
four, one at Borodino, one at SpatTord Corners, one at Cold 
Brook, and one at Spafford Hollow, still in public use and 
in fair condition. Of the three private burial plots, known 
as the Davis, Lewis, and Stanton Yards, only the latter is 
now in the possession and keeping of the family making use 
of it, and is in fair condition, but in the case of the other 
two, which have gone out of the possession of the original 
families for whose use they were set apart, they are sadly 
neglected and gone to waste, as such plots sooner or later 
always will be under similar circumstances. 

Outside of the places enumerated above, there is a single 
grave of a Mrs. Parker, on the Breed Farm on Lot No. 11, 
Tully, and there is said to be one or two unmarked graves on 
Lot 77, Marcellus ; but as to these, in the absence of stones 
to designate them, even the names of those interred cannot 
now be ascertained. 

Just north of the town line, in the adjacent town of 
Marcellus, is a public cemetery connected with the Thorn 
Hill Baptist Church, which is quite generally used by the 
people residing in the northern end of this town as a burial 
place for their dead. The tombstone records of this Ceme- 
tery also appear in the following pages, as a full statement 
of the dead of this town would be incomplete without them. 

In closing this brief introduction it seems proper to say 
that, in the preparation of the following pages, it become 
necessary to visit the several burial places located in this 
town, and observe their condition. It appears that, in many 



4 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

instances, private care and attention has been bestowed 
upon portions of the several general cemeteries now in use, 
but there has been no general or systematic care and atten- 
tion given to these burial places, such as the enlightened and 
progressive spirit of the present age seems to demand. 
These four public cemeteries, now in use, should be incor- 
porated, and proper officials appointed, who will receive the 
generous gifts which tender and loving hearts are always 
willing to make, for purposes of this kind, and judiciously 
expend the same in beautifying, preserving and caring for 
these sacred places, made hallowed by the ashes of our 
beloved dead. 



Mortuary Records and Genealogical Notes 

ACKLES. 

Almira (Davis), wife of Ovid Ackles, died February 14, 
1861, age 34 years. 

Ovid Ackles, son of Horton and Mary Ackles, and 
grandson of William Ackles, was bom in LaFayette, N. Y., 
and came to this town, with his parents and his brother 
Samuel, about 1840; his father and mother returned to 
LaFayette, where the former died in 1880, and the latter 
in 1883. Ovid Ackles married (1) Almira Davis, daughter 

of Zebulon and Hannah (Ames) Davis, (2) Cook, 

and (3) Esther Cornue. After the decease of his first wife, 
he also returned to LaFayette, where he died. His childrn 
by his first wife, born in Spafford, were: Robert, married 
Cecelia Woolsey; Mary, married Martin Strail; Frank H., 
married Flora Garfield, daughter of Daniel Garfield of La- 
Fayette; and George H., married Jennie Carr. By his 
second wife (Cook) Mr. Ackles had one daughter, Dora, 
married Louis Ruhlman; and by his third wife (Esther 
Cornue), Mr. Ackles had: Jennie and Lena, each now 
(1899) residing in Tully unmarried. 

William Ackles, the grandfather of Ovid Ackles, at an 
early date came from Orange Count:/, N. Y., first to Cayuga 
County, and then to LaFayette, with five brothers and a 
sister: John, Charles, Brant, Richard, Tartulus and Sarah, 
and resided there until his decease. 

Robert Ackles (son of Ovid) by his wife, Cecilia Woolsey, 
had several children. 

Frank H. Ackles (son of Ovid), who is a commercial 
traveler, by his wife Flora Garfield, has one son, Horace F. 
Ackles, who is unmarried, an artist, and resides in 
Washington, D. C. 

George H. Ackles, (the third son of Ovid), resides in 
Preble, N. Y., and by his wife Jennie Carr had: Mortimer 
A., married Annie Colton, daughter of David Colton, Editor 
of Skaneateles Demcorat, resides in Skaneateles, N. Y. ; 



6 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Harley Jaman Ackles, unmarried, assistant editor Skane- 
ateles Democrat, resides in Skaneateles, N. Y. ; and Ina May 
Ackles unmarried. 

(Thorn Hill) 

Matilda (Spaulding), -wife of Samuel Ackles, Died 
January 15, 1864, age 36 years, 9 months, 8 days. 

Samuel Ackles, son of Horton and Maiy Ackles and 
grandson of William Ackles, was bora in Christian Hollow, 
in the town of LaFayette, N. Y., May 20, 1819. He came 
to this town with his parents and brother, Ovid Ackles, 
about 1840. Like his father before him he is a farmer; 
resides near Thorn Hill, N. Y. ; he married (1) Matilda 
Spaulding, daughter of Isaac and Didama (Allen) Spauld- 
ing, February 10, 1853, and (2) Mary Harvey, daughter of 
Paul and Sally (Hisocck) Harvey. By his second wife Mr. 
Ackles had two children : Grace, bora March 4, 1868, mar- 
ried Frank B. Mills, (seedman at Rose Hill) , son of George 
C. and Eliza J. (Finch) Mills, P. 0., Rose Hill, N. Y., (they 
have one son, Frank B. Mills, Jr.) ; and W. Harvey Ackles, 
born October 22, 1870, married Nettie Smith; he is a 
farmer, residing near Thorn Hill, N. Y. Mr. Samuel 
Ackles' first wife, Matilda Spaulding, was a descendant of 
Edward Spaulding, who settled in Braintree, Mass., about 
1634, and died at Chelmsford in the same State about 1653, 
in the eighth generation: Matilda, Isaac, Jeremiah, Jere- 
miah, Isaac, Edward, John, Edward. 

(Borodino) . 

ADAMS. 

In Memory of Roderick C. Adams, Died July 27, 1844, 
age 70 years, 7 months, 7 days. 

(Borodino). 
Philander C, son of Roderick C. and Nancy Adams, Died 
November 17, 1844, age 16 years, 9 months, 22 days. 

(Borodino). 
In Memory of Timothy Adams, who died 16 August, 
1812, in the 52 year of his age. 

(On February 25. 1806, he received a deed of the north 
half of the States Hundred Acres on lot 74, Marcellus, 
and conveyed the same in March following, without wife. 
In his will, dated January 29, 1812, and probated September 



SPAFFORD MOKTUABY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 7 

5th of the same year, after a small bequest to the 1st 
Baptist Church of Marcellus, (Thorn Hill), he gave his 
estate equally to his mother, Reley Adams, and his sisters, 
Lydia Case and Rebecca Woodford.) 

(Old Cemetery, Borodino) . 

ADLAM. 
Stephen, son of Richard and Charlotte Adlam, Died 
March 24, 1872, age 20 years. 

(Richard and Charlotte Adlam, born in England, were 
the common ancestors of the Spafford Hollow Adlams.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Emma Jane, daughter of Richard and Charlotte Adlam, 
died July 5, 1854, age 1 year 9 months. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Alice P. (Moss), wife of John Adlam, died January 6, 

1891, age 30 years, 5 months. (John Adlam, son of Richard 

and Charlotte Adlam, married Alice P. Moss, daughter of 

William Moss.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
R. Lewis, son of John and Alice P. (Moss) Adlam, died 
January 15, 1891, age 11 months. 

(Spafford Hollow). 

ALBRO. 

Freelove, wife of Stephen Albro, died January 23, 1838, 
age 75 years. (Stephen Albro was a soldier of the 
Revolution.) (Borodino.) 

ALLEN. 
Aaron Allen, died October 25, 1848, in 68 years. 
(Aaron Allen, at the time of his decease, resided on lot 
52, Marcellus, in the present town of Skaneateles. In his 
will, dated October 17, 1848, and probated January 10, 
1849, he mentioned his wife Tryphena S. Allen, and his 
children: Julia S. Wiltsie, Harriet R. Benedict, Mary D. 
Allen, and Arvine K. Allen.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Tryphena S., wife of Aaron Allen, died October 12, 1873, 
age 90 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



8 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Ellen M., daughter of Aaron and Tryphena S. Allen, 
died May 22, 1856, age 22 years, 5 months, 5 days. 
"Reader stand still and drop a tear, 
Think of the dust that slumbers here, 
And when you read the fate of me 
Think of the glass that runs for thee." 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Mary D. Allen, (daughter of Aaron and Tryphena S. 
Allen), died April 26, 1892, age 71 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

ALVORD. 

Deary, son of Thomas R. and Sarah A. (Webster) 
Alvord, died September 10, 1864, age 4 years, 8 days. 

(Thomas R. Alvord married Sarah A. Webster, daugh- 
ter of William and Mary Webster.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

ANDERSON. 

John Anderson, died September 30, 1S90, age 83 years, 
3 months, 16 days. 

(He was born June 14, 1807, and married Catherine 
Olds, June 25, 1832. Mr. Anderson was, for many years, 
Captain of an Artillery Company organized at Borodino, 
where he resided nearly all his lifetime. In his will, dated 
September 23, 1890, and probated December 1, 1890, he 
mentions his wife Catherine (Olds) Anderson, and his 
children : John H. Anderson of Georgetown, California ; and 
George C. Anderson of SpafFord; he also mentions his 
daughter-in-law, Delphene Anderson, wife of John H. ; his 
sister, Catherine Tupper of Michigan ; and his niece, Betsey 
Tupper, daughter of his sister Catherine. George C. 
Anderson is an employee of the general government at 
Washington and unmarried.) 

(Borodino.) 

Catherine Olds Anderson, (wife of John Anderson), 
died March 13, 1891, aged 78 years and 3 days. 

(Borodino.) 

Jennie, daughter of John and Catherine (Olds) Ander- 
son, died January 11, 1880, age (No stone.) 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 

Cornelius Anderson, died June 9, 1843, acre 30 years. 
(He was a brother of John Anderson and died unmarried.) 

(Borodino.) 
Rebecca Anderson, died October 22, 1830, age 24 years. 
(She was an adopted daughter of Stephen Smith and died 
unmarried.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 



Among the Andersons who resided in this town, and 
who left no dead were : Thomas B. Anderson and his three 
sisters: Eliza, Susan and Louisa, who were born on the 
east shore of Maryland, and from there first moved to Eli- 
cott Mills in the same State, and at an early date to this 
town and settled in Borodino. Thomas B., married Caro- 
line Grout, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Clark) Grout, 
he was a merchant. He and his wife died in Pennsylvania, 
but were buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N. Y. ; 
they were father and mother of Mrs. R. A. Bonta, whose 
husband is Cashier of New York State Banking Company 
of Syracuse, N. Y. ; Eliza, married Edward Baxter, died 
and was buried in Liverpool, N. Y. ; Susan, married Thomas 
Jenkins at Elicott Mills, Md., she died in Syracuse, N. Y., 
mother of Clinton Jenkins of Syracuse, N. Y. ; and Louisa, 
married Orrin Stebbins, resided in Betts' Corner, but died 
and was buried in Phoenix, Oswego County, N. Y. 

ANDREWS. 

Little George, son of Dudley and Calista (Perkins) 
Andrews, died August 31, 1853, age 6 months. 

(Dudley Andrews was a son of Elder Benjamin 
Andrews, who came from Groton, Tompkins County, N. Y., 
and for many years ministered over the Baptist Church at 
Spafford Corners. By his wife Mary, Elder Andrews had 
the following children : Dudley, m. Calista Perkins, 
daughter of Hopkins and Polly Perkins; John P., m. 

Harriet ; Christopher, died unmarried; Susan, 

m. Nelson Perkins, son of Hopkins and Polly Perkins; 
Mary, m. (1) Nelson Shaw, (2) Stephen Foote; Sophia, 
m. in Groton and never came to this town ; Lovlna, 
m. Elder Bennett; and Melissa F., m. Asahel M. Roundy, 
son of Asahel and Hannah (Weston) Roundy. 



10 ONONDAGA HISTOBICAL ASSOCIATION 

John Andrews, by his wife Harriet, had the following: 
Dudley B., m. Helen Ripley, daughter of David and Sarah 
Jane (Eliot) Ripley, (7 children) ; Sophia, m. Charles 
Ripley, son of David and Sarah Jane (Eliot) Ripley, (3 
children) ; and Benjamin, died in the army in Florida, near 
close of War of 1861. 

(Cold Brook.) 

ANGEL 

In memory of Anna, wife of Abraham Angel, died 
February 17, 1839, age 79 years, 3 months, 13 days. 
" Go home my friends 
Wipe off your tears, 
Here I must lie 

'Till Christ appears." 
(She came to this town about 1S30, and probably 
resided with her daughter, Polly Angel, wife of Peleg 
Sprague, on lot 10, Sempronius, in the Nunnery settlement. 
In her will, dated September 1, 1834, and probated April 30, 
1839, she mentioned her children : Polly Sprague, wife of 
Peleg Sprague, and (Gerusha) Mehitable Lewis), wife of 
Gershom Lewis.) 

(Borodino.) 

ANTHONY. 

Isaac Anthony, (son of Giles and Alice (Chase) An- 
thony), born August 12, 1796, died November 16, 1858. 

(Borodino.) 

(Mr. Anthony was of Quaker descent and born in Ports- 
mouth, R. I. He came to this town from Cambridge, Wash- 
ington Co., N. Y., where he probably married his wife Par- 
melia Phelps, daughter of Daniel Phelps, and settled June 
10, 1823, on Lot 12, Sempronius, where he remained until 
his decease. 

His emigrant ancestor, John Anthony, (born 1607, died 
July 28, 1675) came to this country, April 16, 1630, from 
Hemstead, England, in the ship Hercules, and finally settled 
in Portsmouth, R. I., whore he was made freeman, March 
16, 16 11. His wife Susanna died in 1675. Their children 
were: John, Susannah, Elizabeth, Joseph and Abraham. 
Abraham Anthony (John), died Octobed 10, 1727. He was 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 11 

Deputy in 1703-4-5-7-8-9-10-11. In the years 1709-10 he 
held the office of Speaker of the House of Deputies. He 
married December 26 1671, Alice Wodell, daughter of 
William and Mary Wodell, and by her had: (at Ports- 
mouth, R. I.), the folloiwng children: John, Susanna, 
Mary. William, Susanna (2), Mary (2), Abraham, Thomas, 
Alice, James, Amy, Isaac and Jacob. 

Abraham Anthony, Jr., (Abraham, John) born April 
21, 1682, married February 7, 1716-7 at Swansey, R. I., 
Elizabeth Gray, and had children: (first seven in Swansey, 
and the balance in Portsmouth) as follows: Abraham, 
Mary, Edward, Thomas, Philip, Elizabeth, Isaac, Sarah, 
Elisha, Jonathan, Peleg and Daniel. 

Isaac Anthony (Abraham, Abraham, John) born 7th, 
3 m 1727 at Swansey, R. I. (m 1) February 15, 1753, 
Ruth Russell ( daughter of Seth and Hannah Russel of Dart- 
mouth, (2) November 19, 1760, Hannah Slocum, daughter 

of Giles and Ann Slocum, (3) Rebecca and 

had the following: (by first wife) : Honnah, Isaac, and 
Seth, and (by second wife) : Giles, Ruth, and Seth, and (by 
third wife) : Rebecca, Alice and Isaac. 

Giles Anthony (Isaac, Abraham, Abraham, John) b. 
October 20, 1761, married at Portsmouth, R. I., January 4, 
1786, Alice Chase, daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth Chase, 
and by her had the following (bom at Portsmouth) : 
Hannah, b. October 27, 1789; Alice, b. October 11, 1792; 
Giles, b. July 15, 1794; Isaac, b. August 12, 1796; Harriet, 
b. July 21, 1799; Elizabeth, b. February 1, 1802; and Mary, 
b. February 25, 1805. 

Isaac Anthony (Giles, Isaac, Abraham, Abraham, John) 
b. August 12, 1796, at Portsmouth, R. I. In his will, dated 
August 2, 1858, and probated March 3, 1859, he mentions 
his wife, Parmelia Anthony, and his children : Julius, P. 
Anthony and Catherine Gait, wife of Thomas A. Gait, of 
Sterling, Whiteside Co., Illinois; Elliott Anthony, of Chi- 
cago, Illinois; Daniel P. Anthony, Jane Harvey, wife of 
Dorwin Harvey, son of Medad and Anar (Buell) Harvey, 
Sarah Anthony, and Ruth Anthony of Spafford, N. Y. Giles 
died before his father.) 

(Borodino.) 

Sarah P. Anthony, (daughter of Isaac and Pamelia 



12 »NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(Phelps) Anthony), born October 16, 1837, died January 
28,1862. (Borodino.) 

Giles, son of Isaac and Pamelia (Phelps) Anthony, died 
November 9, 1853, age 30 years. 

" Rest brother, rest from all thy toils 
Now death hath set thee free ; 
Though thou art seen no more by us 
Thou shalt with Jesus be." 

(Borodino.) 
Martha A. (Shaw), wife of George H. Anthony, died 
October 26, 1868, age 35 years, 6 months. 
" Gone but not forgotten." 
(George K. Anthony, son of Harvey Anthony, married 
(1) Martha A. Shaw, daughter of James Shaw of Spafford 
Hollow, and (2) Esther Root, daughter of Henry and Anna 
Root, also of Spafford Hollow.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Esther (Root) , wife of George H. Anthony) . 

(Cold Brook.) 

ARNOLD. 

Lydia, widow of Joseph Arnold, died October 1, 1846, 
in the 76th year of her age. 

(She was the mother of Mrs. Harriet Lyon, wife of 
David T. Lyon, and came from Otisco, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

AVERY. 

James Avery and his wife Mercy came to this town at 
an early date, and settled on the southwest corner of Lot 
21, Tully : these lands he and his wife conveyed to Benjamin 
Homer, November 29, 1811. He then purchased and re- 
sided for a short time on the southwest corner of Lot 33, 
Tully, but sold it to Jonathan Berry in 1824, and moved on 
to Lot 41, Tully, all of which he had purchased except Sur- 
vey 50 acres in the northeast comer. His residence, during 
his remaining stay in town, was near the Joseph Prindle 
residence, so well known on said lot in subsequent years. 
Lot 41 was conveyed by him in parcels to Thompson Bur- 
dick (1819), Elmer D. Jenks (1822), Elijah Baker (1826), 
and to Caleb N. Potter (January, 1829 and December 1829) . 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 13 

He was Trustee of the 1st Free Will Baptist Church in 
1828, and as such was one of the grantees of the lands upon 
which the church edifice of that society was erected about 
that time. He left no descendants in this town, and very- 
little is known of him even by the old residents, outside of 
his numerous business transactions, which indicate that he 
was an active and successful business man. Of his family 
no record remains. 

BABCOCK. 

Elihu Babcock, (son of John and Ruth Babcock), died 
January 8, 1819, age 40 years. 

(He came probably from Cambridge, Washington Co., 
N. Y., to Spafford, (then Tully), before February 13, 1810, 
and settled on Lot 10, Sempronius, amnog the first settlers. 
At the time of his decease he was residing on a farm of 
131 acres, owned by him in the southwest corner of said lot, 
running down to the east shore of Skaneateles Lake. In his 
will, dated January 19, 1819, and probated March 4, 1819, 
he mentions his wife Hannah Babcock, and his children: 
Thomas. Malentha, (m. Calvin Streeter), Cyrus, Ruth, 
Worden and Sophia.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Ruth, daughter of Elihu and Hannah Babcock, died 
March 19, 1836, age 22 years. 

(She died unmarried.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

John Babcock, Jr., (son of John and Ruth Babcock), 
died October 24, 1849, age 68 years. 

(He probably came early from Washington Co., N. Y., 
among the first settlers, and took up his residence near 
his brother Elihu, on Lot 10, Sempronius, and subsequently 
moved into the Village of Borodino, where he remained until 
his decease; he was a cooper by trade. He married first 
Nancy Stoddard, second Ellis Wallace, daughter of Daniel 
and Mary (Low) Wallace, and third Lucy Sprague, widow 
of Solomon Sprague. His children were: Laura Ann, m. 
Asa Hall, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Macumber) Hall; 
Lovina, m. Worden Babcock, son of Elihu and Hannah Bab- 
cock; Ira, m. Julianna Palmer, daughter of Amos and Mary 
(Barber) Palmer, April 13, 1834; Matilda; Mercy, m. 



14 PNONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Willet Palmer, son of Amos and Mary (Barber) Palmer; 
Rebecca, Hannah, John, Elihu, Darius, Isaac, Permelia, m. 
(1) Jacob Pollock and (2) George W. Breed, son of Rufus 
and Mehitable Breed; and Charles, b. February 21, 1840, 
died in Dallas, Nebraska, December 16, 1897, m. Charlotte 
Walker, January 1, 1863, in Pennsylvania.) 

(Borodino.) 

Worden Babcock, died January 3, 1849, age 29 years, 
7 months, 5 days. 

(Borodino.) 

John H. Babcock, born October 11, 1807 died May 5, 
1874. 

" At Rest." 

(He is not known to be related to the other Babcock 
families of this town. He resided, at the time of his 
decease, on the place known as " Split Rock," east of th.9 
Skaneateles and Homer road, on the N. W. comer of lot 12, 
Sempronius.) 

(Borodino.) 

Willie J., son of William and Elizabeth Babcock, died 
January 23, 1875, age 1 year, 1 month. 

(William Babcock was a son of John H. Babcock.) 

(Borodino.) 

Sarah Lavinda (Carr), wife of Thomas A. Babcock. 
Died January 9, 1873, age 38 years 2 months, 14 days. 

(She was a daughter of Thurston and Lorane (Green) 
Carr. Sarah, Thruston, William, Thurston, Caleb, Caleb, 
Caleb, Robert, Benjamin.) 

(Spafford.) 

Elizabeth (Bulfmch), wife of John Babcock, died De- 
cember 18, 1851, in her 74th year. 

(She was a sister of Joseph Bulfmch. Her husband, 
John Babcock, was one of the first settlers in town, (Oct. 
8, 1806) and lived on 47 acres west of the Skaneateles and 
Homer road, on lot 21, Tully, at Spafford Corners, the same 
farm afterwards owned and occupied successively by Silas 
Cox, Joseph Cole and Dr. John Collins. He was at one time 
prominent in town afTairs, being the first Supervisor at the 
organization of the town of SpaiTord in 1812. He went 
West about 1825. 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 15 

BACON. 

Amos Bacon, died July 24, 1840, age 72 years. 

(He married Abigail Cady and had : William, m. Phebe 
Isdell, daughter of Andrew and Mary (Harris) Isdell; 
Amos, Jr., m. Clarissa Fowler; John, m. Sally Churchill, 
daughter of John and Martha Churchill; Achsah, m. Wil- 
lard Doty, son of Warren and Sarah (Wood) Doty; and 
Abigail, who died at 22, unmarried.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Abigail (Cady), wife of Amos Bacon, died February 14, 
1844, age 72 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Abigail, daughter of Amos and Abigail (Cady) Bacon, 
died March 1, 1835, age 22 years, 1 month, 10 days. 
" Death is a debt to nature due, 
Which I have paid and so must you." 

(Cold Brook.) 
John Bacon, (son of Amos and Abigail (Cady) Bacon), 
died April 22, 1844, age 43 years, 9 months. 

(He married Sally Churchill, daughter of John and 
Martha Churchill, and had: Warren, died unmarried; 
David, m, Ruth E. House, and moved to Chautauqua Co., 
N. Y.; Phclena, moved to Campbell, Mich., and married a 
Mr. Gibson; Harrison, m. Frances Churchill, daughter of 
Orville and Mary J. (Riggall) Churchill; and Irene, died 
young.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Sally (Churchill), wife of John Bacon, died May 24, 
1899, age 90 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Warren Bacon, (son of John and Sally (Churchill) 
Bacon). Died June 6, 1850, age 24 years. 
(He died unmarried.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Irene Bacon, (daughter of John and Sally (Churchill) 
Bacon). Died December 16, 1836, age 15 months. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Cora, daughter of David and Ruth E. (House) Bacon), 
died October 9, 1860, age 20 months. 

(David Bacon, son of John and Sally (Churchill) Bacon, 



16 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

married Ruth E. House. He moved to Chautauqua County, 

(Cold Brook.) 
Prances (Churchill), wife of Harrison Bacon, died Feb- 
ruary 11, 1885, age 30 years. 

Harrison Bacon, son of John and Sally (Churchill) 
Bacon, married Frances Churchill, daughter of Orville and 
Mary J. (Riggall) Churchill.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
In memory of John H. Bacon, who died June 18, 183-1 
in the 24th year of his age. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Orson, son of Amos (Jr.) and Clarissa (Fowler) Bacon, 
died March 3, 1857, age 14 years, 9 months, 19 days. 
" ! that with yonder sacred throng 
We at his feet may fall, 
And pour the everlasting song 
And crown Him Lord of All." 
(Amos Bacon, Jr., son of Amos and Abigail (Cady) 
Bacon, married Clarissa Fowler.) 

(Spafford.) 

Augustus, son of Amos (Jr.) and Clarissa (Fowler) 

Bacon, died June 5, 1858, age 21 years, 8 months, 15 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Sarah E., daughter of James and Martha (Woodworth) 
Bacon, died August 17, 1877, age 1 year, 9 months, 24 days. 
(She sleeps." 
(James Bacon, son of William and Phebe (Isdell) Bacon, 
married Martha Woodworth, daughter of Joel C. and Sarah 
(Eadie) Woodworth. William Bacon, son of Amos and 
Abigail (Cady) Bacon, in his will dated December 14, 1878, 
and probated February 10/1S79, mentions his wife Phebe 
Bacon, and his children: James (above mentioned), of 
Spafford, X. Y.; John, of Junius, Seneca Co., N. Y.; 
Charles, m. Emma J. Davis, daughter of Col. Lewis C and 
Mary (Pressy) Davis of Spafford, N. Y., Emeline, m. Arlo 
Woodworth, son of Joel C. and Sarah (Eadie) Woodworth 
then of Spafford, N. Y.; Wesley, of Junius, Seneca Co 
N. Y., and Frank of Spafford, N. Y., then all of full age 
William died at Spafford, December 17, 1878, three days 
after making his will, at the age of 68 years. 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 17 
Perry D., son of Charles and Emma J. (Davis) Bacon, 
died November 15, 1878, age 5 years, 5 months, 25 days. 

(Charles Bacon, son of William and Phebe (Isdell) 
Bacon, married Emma J. Davis, daughter of Col. Lewis C. 
and Mary (Pressey) Davis.) 

(Spafford.) 



BAKER. 

Ashbel S. Baker, (son of Simeon C. Baker) , died Decem- 
ber 25, 1849, age 29 years, 1 month, 22 days. 

(He was a son of Simeon C. Baker of Marietta, N. Y.. 
and m. (1) Sarah A. Streeter, daughter of Alexander R. and 

Susan (Carpenter) Streeter, and (2) Norrissa . 

He died from an injury received in a friendly scuffle with 
Charles Bailey. He left him surviving, his widow Norrissa 
Baker, and children : Sarah Ann, afterwards m. Roland 
Rollo of Sennett, N. Y. ; Charles, and Clarrissa Baker, all 
three minors; the first of whom was adopted into the family 
of Orrin Eddy, whose wife Harriet Streeter was her aunt.) 

(Borodino.) 

Sarah A. (Streeter), wife of Ashbel S. Baker, died May 
5, 1845, age 21 years, 3 months, 13 days. 

(She was a daughter of Alexander R. and Susan (Car- 
penter) Streeter). 

(Borodino.) 

Sally Ann (Taft) , wife of Ziba D. Baker, died March 
26, 1846, age 34 years. 

(Ziba D. Baker, son of Josiah and Sally Baker, married 
Sally Ann Taft, daughter of Ellis and Cynthia (Knapp) 
Taft; they were father and mother of Cynthia, widow of 
Benjamin MeDaniels, deceased, and now a resident of this 
town. Josiah Baker died in this town and was buried in 
Borodino Cemetery (no stone) . He had by his wife Sally 
the following children: Sally, m. Mr. Carley; Ziba D., 
(mentioned above) ; Susan, m. Gardner Barber (dead) ; 
George, m. Mary Ann Austin, resides in Chicago, 111.; and 
Morris Baker, resides in Independence, Iowa.) 

(Cold Brook.) 



IS ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

BALL. 

Charles T., son of J. M. and H. M. Ball, died October 28, 
1850, age 2 years, 1 month, 21 days. 

(Mr. J. M. Ball was a shoemaker, and a transient resi- 
dent of Borodino.) 

(Borodino.) 

BARBER. 

Ruluf Barber, died May 31, 1832, in his 49th year. 

(In his will, dated May 29, 1832, and probated July 27, 

1832, he mentions his wife Annice Barber, and his children: 

Ruluf Jerome, (m. Samantha Young-; she subsequently m. 

James H. Isdell), of Spafford, N. Y.; Emily; Calvin, (m. 

Amanda A. ) ; Everett, (m. Louisa ) , 

moved to Michigan ; Lucian ; Sylvia, (m. Ira Young of 
Cayuga Co., N. Y.) ; Homon (m. Harriet Mason) ; Sarah 
Ann, (m. James Smith) ; and Daniel Hugh Barber.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
In memory of Jerome Ruluf Barber, (son of Ruluf and 
AnniceBarber) , who died October 23, 1837, age 33 years, 9 
months, 17 days. 

" He's gone to rest, thy husband dear, 
Then why shoulds't thou complain, 
Or grieve, or sigh, or shed a tear, 
Or wish him back again ?" 
(He married Samantha Young, who after his decease 
married (2) James H. Isdell, son of Andrew and Mary 
(Harris) Isdell; she and her second husband are both now 
deceased.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Emily, daughter of Ruluf and Annice Barber, died Nov- 
ember 24, 1839, age 34 years, 5 months, 6 days. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Loin, son of Ruluf and Annice Barber, died August 13 
1827, in his 3rd year. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Mr. Lucian, son of Ruluf and Annice Barber, died June 
4, 1835, age 21 years, 2 months, 18 days. 

(Cold Brook.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 19 

James M., son of Samuel and Thankful Barber, died 
Oct. 10, 1825, age 10 months, 16 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Rathbone Spafford, 1807-1887. 
Julia A. (\\\), 1816-1888. 
Menry J. Barber, 1814. 

(Spafford.) 
Robe (Wilcox), wife of Rathbone Barber, died Novem- 
ber 4, 1859, age 77 years, 9 months, 11 days. 

(After the death of his wife Robe Rathbone moved to 
Junius, N. Y., where he married a second time. He died 
at the latter place and was buried there by the side of his 
second wife. ' By his wife Robe he had the following chil- 
dren : Rathbone, Jr., m. Julania Ann Harris, daughter of 
William and Nancy (Davis) Harris; Jeremiah, m. and lived 
in Junius, Seneca Co., N. Y. ; Reuben W., m. Purlina Morris, 
daughter of Samuel and Jane (Springer) Morris resided in 
Barry Co., Mich., and had three daughters there; Charles, 
m. Betsey Randall, daughter of Silas and Mercy (Harring- 
ton) Randall; Ruth, m. Jerome Reed, and resided in Alle- 
gany Co., N. Y.; Robey, m. Clark Havens (both dead) ; and 
Daniel, m. Cornelia Belknapp, and died in Pennsylvania. 
Rathbone was a brother of Maiy Barber who married Amos 
Palmer. ) 

(Spafford.) 
Paulina Morris, widow of Reuben W. Barber, 1S25-1857. 

(Spafford.) 
Henry E., died March 3, 1874, age 8 months, 2 days. 
Julia A., died July 2, 1878, age 2 years, 7 months, 6 days. 
Children of Bradford and Phebe (Cox) Barber. 
Bradford Barber was a son of Rathbone, Jr., and Jul- 
ania Ann (Harris) Barber. Rathbone Barber, Jr. lived 
most of his life on the Psalter Pullman farm on Lot 32, 
Sempronius, where were born to him by his wife Julania 
the following children: Addison, m. Juliette Servant, and 
resides in the town of Niles, Cayuga Co., N. Y. ; Frederick 
m. Alvira Servant, and resides in Niles, N. Y.; Frank, m. 
(1) Mary Owen, (2) Samantha Belknapp, and resides in 
Skaneateles Village, N. Y. ; Bradford, m. Phebe Cox, resides 
in Niles, N. Y. ; Alice, m. John Randall, son of Hosea and 
Charlotte (Clark) Randall, resides in Scott, P. 0. address, 
Glen Haven ; Mary, m. Harrison Morris, son of Uriah and 



20 «NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Frances (Worden) Morris, Skaneateles Village, N. Y. ; Jane 
(mute), resides unmarried, in Spafford, N. Y., and Lewis, 
m. Amy Johnson and resides in Niles, N. Y. Rathbone, Jr., 
and his wife Julania, at the time of their decease, were living 
in the town of Niles, N. Y., but both were buried in Spafford 
Cemetery. (No stone.) 

(Spafford.) 

BARKER. 

Darius Barker, died July 3, 1840, age 43 years, 9 months, 
23 days. 

(Darius Barker came to this town from Easton, Wash- 
ington Co., N. Y., May 4th, 1832, and settled on lots 41 and 
42, Tully, where he remained until his decease; by his wife 
Mary Cooper, he had the ^following children: William C, 
m. Betsey Ann Knapp, daughter of Elijah and Betsey (Bur- 
dick) Knapp, resides in Homer, N. Y.; Charles, moved to 
Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; Cornelia, m. (1) George W. Lyon, 
son of David L. and Harriet (Arnold) Lyon, and (2) John 
Wallace, born in Ireland, she resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; 
Sarah Maiy, m. John Cotterall, he is dead and she resides in 
Scott, N. Y. ; Charlotte, m. (1) James Hill Norton, son of 
Robert and Susan (Hill) Norton; (2) Mr. Tanner, she is 
now dead; Caroline, m. William Smith and moved to Cali- 
fornia; and Benejah, m. in Oregon and died in Washington, 
D. C, his widow and one child still reside in the latter place. 

Wliliam Cooper Barker, by his wife Betsey Ann Knapp, 
had the following children : George Eugene, (physician and 
surgeon) m. (1) Helen Elisiff Westcott, (2) Ada Scammell 
(both wives now dead), resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Charles 
Emerson, m. Ida Norton, daughter of Erastus and Mary 
(Isdell) Norton, of Spafford, N. Y., and Perry Knapp, m. 
Cornelia Desdemonia Knapp (second cousin), daughter of 
George Frink and Betsey Ann (Gale) Knapp, resides in 
Homer, N. Y.) 

Mary, widow of Darius Barker, died February 18, 1889, 
age 93. 

(Spafford.) 



Messer Barker at an early date was a merchant in the 
Village of Borodino; he also dealt extensively in real estate, 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 21 

commencing these transactions April 28, 1818 and ending 
April 1, 1840, in which his wife, Ann Eliza, joined. In the 
latter part of the year 1S3S he moved from Borodino and 
settled in Plymouth, Richland Co., Ohio. 

Hon. Sidney Smith says : " Messer Barker had a family 
of one son and I think four daughters. They were an 
unusually bright family; they left Borodino for Ohio before 
they were fully grown." The son, Frank Barker, married 
and died in Ohio. 



BARNES. 

Harvey Barnes, died May 14, 1891, age 87 years. 
(He married Avalinda Holmes, daughter of John and 
Lydia Holmes, and by her had: Edwin F. m. Man- A. 
Travis, daughter of John Travis; and Christina, m. (1S60) 
William H. Clark, son of Amasa P. and Lydia (Bingham) 
Clark, of Borodino, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 
Edwin F. Barnes, (son of Harvey and Avalinda 
(Holmes) Barnes.) Died December 10, 1872, age 32 years, 
10 months, 17 days. 

(He married Mary A. Travis, daughter of John Travis.) 

(Borodino.) 
Laura, daughter of Noah and Julia Barnes, died April 
23, 1835, age 23 years, 1 month. 

(Borodino.) 
Hiram Barnes, died November 1, 1842, age 42 years, 3 
months, 6 days. 

He was a brother of Harvey Barnes. 

(Borodino.) 



BATES. 

Mary- A. (Sharp), wife of Ransford R. Bates, died 
February 23, 1862, age 39 years, 9 months, 10 days. 

(She wasa daughter of Chester and Anice (Churchill) 
Sharp, and a granddaughter of John and Martha Churchill, 
one of the first settlers in Cold Brook.) 

(Cold Brook.) 



22 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

BAXTER. 

Several members of the Baxter family came to this 
town from Pittsfield, Mass., at an early date, and settled at 
Borodino and in that vicinity, among whom were Daniel, 
John, William Bently, Edward and Septimus, five brothers, 
and possibly one or more sisters, but of the sisters we have 
no positive information ; and in fact nothing- more is known 
of Septimus than his name. Daniel Baxter came before the 
Fall of 1817, and first settled on lot 14, Sempronius, west 
of the Center, but in course of one or two years thereafter 
moved to the Village of Borodino, where he carried on a 
general mercantile business for twelve or fifteen years there- 
after. From 1817 to 1832 he had numerous real estate 
transactions in Borodino and in that vcinity, in which he 
was joined by his wife Susan. He was Supervisor of the 
town in the years 1830-1-2, and his general reputation was 
that of a substantial business man. He was Member of 
Assembly of the New York Legislature from this town in 
1828. He went West early in the thirties. 

John Baxter resided in the Village of Borodino before 
the Marcellus end of the town was incorporated into the 
original town of Spafford. He was a successful farmer and 
business man, and sometimes acted as surveyor; several of 
the roads of the town were laid out and surveyed by him, 
and are so recorded in the town records. In his real estate 
transactions he is joined by his wife Delia; he also went 
West and settled in Michigan. 

William Bentley Baxter married Mary Hillebert, 
daughter of John C. and Elizabeth (Berry) Hillebert. He 
was also a farmer residing near Borodino and went West. 

Edward Baxter came originally from Pittsfield, Mass., 
to Volney, Oswego Co., N. Y., and from there moved to 
Borodino, where he carried on a general mercantile business 
for a number of years. From Borodino he moved to Phoe- 
nix, Oswego County, N. Y., and from there to Liverpool, 
N. Y., where he remained until his decease. While residing 
in Borodino he married Eliza Anderson, sister of Thomas 
B. Anderson, then of that place, and by her had three chil- 
dren, the first two born in Borodino and the last in Phoenix; 
George, born March 6, 1839, married Anice Sitts, of Clay, 
N. Y. ; he has been for several years Supervisor of the Town 



3PAFF0RD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 23 

of Salina, is a successful business man and now resides in 
Liverpool, N. Y. ; Charles, born 1843, married and resides 
in Arizona ; Clinton, born 1846, and is also married, resi- 
dence unknown. 

Mr. Edward Baxter died in Liverpool in September, 
1895, at the advanced age of 91 years, and was buried at 
that place; his wife died in 1862 or 3, and was also buried 
at the same place. 

BEARSE. 

Aaron Bearse, died February 14, 1842, age 58 years. 

(He married (1) Phebe Smith, (2) Rebecca Earl, 
daughter of David and Anna Earl, and (3) Harriet Cleve- 
land, sister of Benajah Cleveland. He came to this town 
among the early settlers and took up his residence on a 
farm, probably under a contract, on lot 13, Sempronius, for 
which he subsequently took a deed, February 29, 1812. In 
his will, dated November 16, 1841, and probated February 
24, 1842, he mentions his wife Harriet Bearse, and his 
children: David; Lyman, m. Mary Emily Langdon, he 
died West before October 13, 1853; Isabenda (m. 1) Anson 
Churchell, son of James and Hannah (Dobbs) Churchell, 
and (2) Albert E. Fulton, son of Emerson Fulton; Ford; 
Aaron E.; Ward, m. Maiy Burns, daughter of Felix and 
Elizabeth (Walace) Burns; Harriet; and Esther M. Bearse; 
the two latter died unmarried.) 

(Borodino.) 

Phebe (Smith), wife of Aaron Bearse, died October 11, 
1819, in the 35th year of her age. 

(Borodino.) 

In memory of Rebecca (Earl) wife of Aaron Bearse, 
died February 7, 1830, age 38 years, 9 months, 22 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

BECKER. 

Peter Becker, son of David and Gertrude (Van Buren) 
Becker, born June 11, 1800, died July 29, 1889. Age 89 
years, 1 month, 18 days. 

" He rests well." 

(He was born at Easton, Washington Co., N. Y., and is 
supposed to have been a descendant of John Becker, who 



24 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

in 1636 was Clerk at Fort Casimir on the Deleware, in 
1660 kept school in New Amsterdam (N. Y. City), and in 
1663 and afterwards was a Notary Public and School- 
master, in Greenbush and Albany, N. Y. He was one of a 
family of seven children, three boys and four girls, who 
resided in Washington and Saratoga Counties in this State. 
After his marriage to his first wife, Mary Eadie, he first 
settled in Scriba, Oswego Co., N. Y., in the year 1836, and 
from there came to Scott, N. Y., and resided for about four 
years on the Vincent Farm. March 9, 1840, he purchased 
a farm of ninety-nine acres of Henry Ide, on Lot 12, Sem- 
pronius, and resided in this town afterwards until the time 
of his decease. His wife. Mary, died April 2, 1866, and he 
married (2) Asenath Patterson, widow of Calvin Patterson, 
and former widow of William Case, her maiden name was 
Asenath Warner. His children were by his first wife.) 

(Borodino.) 

David Becker, bora July 7, 1820. 

William Becker, bom April 18, 1823. 

Elizabeth Becker, born Sept. 6, 1825. 

Henry Becker, born July 27, 1827. 

James Becker, born October 8, 1830. 

Alexander Becker, born June 2, 1833. 

John Becker, bora July 12, 1836. 

Thomas Becker, bora February 12, 1838. 

Children of Peter and Mary (Eadie) Becker.) 

(David Becker married Eunice Legg, daughter of 
William and Amanda (Fulton) Legg, and had two children: 
Mrs. Ellis A. Tucker of Little York, N. Y., and Mrs. Emma 
Gere of Beatrice, Nebraska. Mrs. David Becker was bom 
in February, 1S33, and is now deceased, buried by the side 
of her husband in Borodino Cemetery. (No stone) ; Wil- 
liam Becker, married Joanna Robinson, daughter of Archi- 
bald and Amy Robinson; Elizabeth Becker died unmarried; 
Henry Becker died unmarried ; James Becker married Mary 
Boothroy, resides in Syracuse, N. Y. ; Alexander Becker 
married Mary Newell, daughter of Stephen and Mary (Cuy- 
kendall) Newell, his wife is dead and he resides in Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. ; John Becker married Elizabeth Shuttleworth. 
born in England and now deceased; and Thomas Becker 
married Elizabeth Babcock.) 

(Borodino.; 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 2«5 

Mary (Eadie) Becker, wife of Peter Becker, died April 
2, 1866, age 67 years, 9 months, 27 days. 

(Borodino.) 
Asenth (Patterson) (Case) (Warner) Becker, wife of 
Peter Becker, died January 23, 1886, age 74 years, 6 months. 
(No stone.) 

(Borodino.) 
Elizabeth (Shuttleworth) Becker, wife of John Becker, 
bom 1842, died 1894. 

(John Becker was a son of Peter and Mary (Eadie) 
Becker. 

(Borodino.) 
Henry Becker (son of Peter and Mary (Eadie) Becker). 
Born July 27, 1827, died September 8, 1895. 

(Borodino.) 
Alexander Becker, (son of Peter and Mary (Eadie) 
Becker) . Born July 2, 1833. 

(Borodino.) 
Mary Newell, wife of Alexander Becker, born November 
27, 1833, died December 13, 1895. 

(Alexander Becker, son of Peter and Mary (Eadie) 
Becker, m. Mary Newell, daughter of Stephen and Mary 
(Cuykendall) Newell. Alexander resides in Syracuse, 
N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 
Joanna (Robinson) wife of William Becker. Died May 
30, 1878, age 55 years, 5 months, 7 days. 
" Mother we miss Thee." 
(William Becker (son of Peter and Mary Eadie) Becker 
m. Joanna Robinson, daughter of Archibald and Amy 
Robinson.) 

(Borodino.) 
David Becker, (son of Peter and Mary (Eadie) Becker). 
Died November 19, 1862, age 43 years, 4 months. 

(He married Eunice Legg, daughter of William and 
Amanda (Fulton) Legg. He was a merchant at Borodino, 
and prominent both in business and town affairs. He was 
Supervisor of the town in 1860.) 

(Borodino.) 
Eunice Legg, wife of David Becker. Died at Geddes, 
N. Y., July 31, 1879, age 46 years, 5 months.) 



26 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(She was born February, 1833. No stone.) 

(Borodino.) 
Fannie, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Shuttleworth) 
Becker. Died September 28, 1864, age 2 years, 6 months. 

(Borodino.) 

BEELER. 

(Private in Capt. Kean's Co. 4th U. S. Regt. of Riflemen 
in the War of 1812, is buried in an unmarked grave in the 
southeast corner of the Spafford Cemetery. He was a pen- 
sioner of the United States for loss of a leg, resulting from 
a wound received in battle in the year 1814. He came to 
Spafford from Springfield, New York. He died after 1821, 
but at what date is not known. At the time of his decease, 
he was living at Roundy's Tavern at Spafford Corners.) 
No stone. (Spafford.) 



BENNETT. 

Lucinda, wife of Isaac Bennett. Died October 20, 1830, 
age 39 years, 4 months, 21 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Lucy Hutchens, wife of Lyman C. Bennett. Died April 
5, 1882, age 52 years. 

" In life beloved, in death lamented." 
(Lyman C. Bennett (b. in Virgil, N. Y., November 20, 
1831), son of Stephen and Waity (Hill) Bennett, married 
Lucy Hutchens, daughter of Col. Phineas and Betsey 
(Bocker) Hutchens. She was bom in Spafford, N. Y., 
April 6, 1830; one child.) 

(Spafford.) 
Phineas Hutchens, only child of Lyman C. and Lucy 
(Hutchens) Bennett. Died March 29, 1866, age 9 months, 
11 days. 

" Our Little Phinney." 
" O ! the little feet, in the glorious street, 
Can never go astray. Too frail, too pure for Earth." 

(Spafford.) 
William J. Bennett, (son of Stephen and Waity (Hill) 
Bennett. Died October 9, 1860, age 21 years. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 27 

(He was a cripple, and at the time of his decease was 
living with his brother, Lyman C. Bennett.) 

(Spafford.) 



The family of Christian Bennett resided and buried its 
dead just over the Spafford line, in the town of Tully, in 
the locality commonly called " Bennett Hollow," yet on 
account of its close business and social relations with the 
people of this town the following is offered : 

Christian Bennett the elder, (called by himself Chris- 
John Bonats) , was born at Frankfort on the Rhine, and was 
a soldier under Napoleon the First in the French Revolution. 
After his discharge from the French Army he first settled 
in Germantown, Pennsylvania, and from there emigrated 
to the town of Tully among the first settlers. He died in 
Bennett Hollow, and was buried there by the side of his 
wife, Hannah Fralick. He had three children registered 
in the family Bible, as Peter Bonats, Gershom Bonats, and 
Christian Bonats. 

Christian Bonats, Jr., born in Germantown, Pa., August 
14, 1781, married January 8, 1812, Elizabeth Adare. He 
came to Tully at an early date, and in 1S16 purchased his 
large farm of 155 acres in Bennett Hollow, where he re- 
mained until the time of his decease, September 25, 1866. 
He was trustee of School District No. 8 (a joint district for 
the towns of Spafford, Tully and Preble) from 1852 to 1857 
inclusive. He and his wife, Elizabeth, were buried in the 
Cemetery near the School House, in Bennett Hollow. His 
children, all born in Bennett Hollow, were: Jane, born 
February 7, 1S13, died January 1898, in Iowa, married 
William A. Higley; Joseph Adare, bora March 18, 1815, died 
March 23, 1836, in Bennett Hollow; Lydia Maria, born Feb- 
ruary 22, 1817, married Isaac Hollenbeck in 1839, and 
resides in Tully, N. Y., (7 children) ; Henry Staley, born 
December 20, 1819, died in Pennsylvania, (2 children) ; 
Sarah Ett, bora April 5, 1823, died March, 1872, married 
(1) Anthony Straile and (2) George Warne, (2 children) ; 
Mary Elizabeth, bora August 17, 1829, married Richard A. 
VanDenburg, resides in Scott, N. Y. (4 children) ; James 
Edward, bom March 23, 1827, died in Preble, N. Y., mar- 
ried Hannah Van Denburg, (2 children) ; and John Chris- 



28 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

tian, born November 13, 1833, married May 20, 1856, H. 
Amelia Doran of Syracuse, N. Y. 

Col. John Christian Eennett born November 13, 1833, 
and living in 1S88 in London, England, married May 2o| 
1856, at Syracuse, N. Y., H. Amelia Doran, now living in 
Syracuse, N. Y., and by her had : John Christian, Jr., bom 
in 1858, residing in Boston, Mass., unmarried; Joseph 
Adare, born in 1862, married and lives in Texas, Sergeant 
in 23d United States Infantry ; Andrew Doran, bom in 1S65, 
merchant in Syracuse and married ; and Carl Lee, born in 
1867, married Jessica Marie Kline in New York City, where 
he now resides. John C. Eennett obtained the rank of 
Colonel from the State of New York, as commanding officer 
of the 51st Regiment of New York Militia, located at 
Syracuse, N. Y. 



BERRY. 

Jonathan Berry. Bom March 17, 1771, died August 
13, 1849. 

Jonathan Berry came from Cambridge, Washington Co., 
N. Y., and settled on Lot 12, Sempronius, in March, 1803. 
He remained there until March 3, 1810, when he purchased 
the States Hundred Acres on Lot S9, Marcellus, of Daniel 
Tinkham. Soon after he took up his residence near where 
Jeremiah Olmstead now resides on this purchase, and re- 
mained there until the time of his decease. Mr. Berry was 
a leading business man, and without question dealt 'more 
extensively in real estate in his adopted town than any of his 
fellow townspeople. Among other transactions he pur- 
chased nearly all of lots 10 and 12, Sempronius, and sold 
out in parcels to suit his purchasers, who cleared and settled 
upon the lands. His real estate transactions, however, were 
not confined to the vicinity of his residence, but extended 
to all parts of the town, without reference to his individual 
uses and purposes. The public records indicate that he had 
a natural born taste for speculation in real estate, which to 
a certain extent met with success, for at his decease he left 
a very valuable property of this kind, to be distributed 
among the members of his family. By his wife Thankful 
he had the following children : Joseph R., married Sarah 
Kneeland, daughter of Asa and Hannah (Green) Kneeland, 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 29 

resided in Winslow, Stevens Co., Illinois; Mary, married 
Isaac Knapp, son of Peter and Dinah (Guion) Knapp; Eliz- 
abeth, married John C. Hillebert of Borodino, N. Y. ; Nelson, 
married (1) Lucretia Lyman, (2) Amy Ann Eddy, and (3) 
Abigail Stringham, after his decease his last wife married 
(2) George Maxson of Scott, N. Y., he left him surviving 
two sons, William G. and Fred M. Berry; Thankful, married 
James Bemus, resided in Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; Sophia M., 
married John J. Rowan, son of John and Nancy Rowan, she 
died in Otisco, N. Y. ; Adeline, married Edwin Eddy, then 

of Borodino, N. Y. ; Ann W., married Winchester, 

she died before her father and left four sons; Jonathan 
Berry, Joseph R., Andrew J., and George W. Winchester; 

Simeon, married , he died before his 

father and left four children : Jonathan, Timothy M., Mary 
Ann, married Job Springer, and Edward G. Berry; and 
Ruth Frances Berry, who died before her father, un- 
married.) 

(Borodino.) 

Thankful, wife of Jonathan Berry. Bom May 15, 1777, 
died August 26, 1847. 

" There is rest for the wearied spirits above." 

(Borodino.) 

Ruth Frances, daughter of Jonathan and Thankful 
Berry. Died July 27, 1841, age 21 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Nelson Berry, son of Jonathan and Thankful Berry. 
Died March 30, 1884, aged 84 years. (No stone). 

(He married (1) Lucretia Lyman, (2) Amy Ann Eddy, 
and (3) Abigail Stringham, who after his decease married 
(2) George Maxson of Scott, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

Lucretia (Lyman) , wife of Nelson Berry. Died January 
22, 1856 r age 36 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Amy Ann (Eddy), wife of Nelson Berry. Died June 
22, 1857, age 42 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Zara Berry. Born February 22, 1801, died March 14, 
1875. 

(He was a nephew of Jonathan Berry, and probably 
came from Washington Co., N. Y., the home of the Berry 



30 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

family. He married (1) Harriet Rathbone, daughter of 
James and Margaret (Ashley) Rathbone, and (2) Sophia 
Hillebert, daughter of John C. and Elizabeth (Berry) Hille- 
bert. By his first wife he had Harriet, married Shuler 
Conover of Skaneateles, N. Y. ; and by his second wife: 
Mary, married John Perry Lewis, son of John R. and 
Roxana (Moon) Lewis, now dead and buried in Borodino 
Cemetery; Charles and Helen, who died young; George, 
married and living at Grand Lodge, Mich.; and Frank, 
married and living at Minneapolis, Minnesota.) 

(Borodino.) 
In memory of Harriet (Rathbone), wife of Capt. Zara 
Berry. Died October 12, 1828, age 21 years, 10 months, 16 
days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Sophia (Hillebert), wife of Zara Berry. Born Decem- 
ber 26, 1813, died April 29, 1886. 

(Borodino.) 
Charlie, son of Zara and Sophia (Hillebert) Berry. Died 
November 16, 1865, in his 9th year. 

(Borodino.) 
Helen, daughter of Zara and Sophia (Hillebert) Berry. 
Died September 14, 1838, in her 4th year. 

(Boi-odino.) 

BIERCE. 

Several members of the Bierce family formerly resided 
in Cold Brook and the town of Scott ; Augustin Bierce mar- 
ried the widow Niles, and by her had the following children : 
Chauncey, married Harriet Brown, daughter of Judge 
Brown of Scott, N. Y., he resided both in Spafford and in 
the town of Scott, N. Y. ; Datus \V.„ married Emily Cole of 
Cazenovia, N. Y., he resided in Cole Brook, but died in Cort- 
land, N. Y. ; Niles H., married (1) Laura Smith of Roches- 
ter, N. Y., and (2) Mary Smith of Batavia, N. Y., he resided 
first in Scott and then in Batavia, where he died; and 
Emeline. married Albert Rowe of Scottsville, N. Y., she last 
resided in Albany. 

Mrs. Bierce, by her first husband Niles, had four chil- 
dren (half brothers and sisters of the foregoing) who also 
resided in Spafiord and Scott: John E., married (1) Sarah 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 31 

Peters, and (2) of Smithport, N. Y.; 

George, married Mahala Bowdish and resided in Scott, 
N. Y.; Lucinda, married Martin E. Knapp as his first wife, 
resided in Cold Brook, and later in Scott, where he died, 
buried in Cold Brook; and Harriet, married Ambrose S. 
Higgins and resided in Scott, N. Y. 



BILLINGS. 

William Billings. Died July 3, 1846, in the 76th year 
of his age. 

(He married Rebecca Fisher, daughter of Amos and 
Margaret Fisher, and by her had: Delos W., married 
Rhoda Stanton, daughter of Benjamin and Amy (Perkins) 
Stanton; Clarinda, married Mr. Ausmond; and Waterman 
Billings of Seneca Falls, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

Rebecca (Fisher), wife of William Billings. Died June 
15, 1864, aged 75 years. 

" Gone but not forgotten." 
" She was the sunshine of our hearts, 
An angel to us given, 
Just when we came to love her most 
God called her back to Heaven." 

(Borodino.) 

BITTLES. 

Samuel Bittles. 

(The headstone in this case is so badly weather worn 
that no part of the inscription can be read except the name. 
Mr. Bittles came to this town from Homer, N. Y., with his 
brother Thomas Bittles, October 26, 1818, and settled on 
lot 88, Marcellus, where he remained until the time of his 
decease in 1827. In his will, dated June 12, 1827, and pro- 
bated December 18, 1S27, he mentions his wife Mary Bittles, 
and his children : Margaret Bittles, and Eliza Shearman, 
wife of Charles Shearman.) 

(Old Borodino Cemetery.) 



82 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

BLUNDEN. 

Eliza (Alvord) , wife of Thomas Blunden. Died January 
15, 1888, age 74 years. 

" Our dear mother at rest." 
(She was a sister of Anna Alvord, the last wife of Silas 
Randall, and of Thomas R. Alvord of Kellogg Settlement, 
in the town of Scott, N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

BODLEY. 

Mary A., wife of Henry Bodley. Died June 26, 1886, 
age 84 years. 

(The Bodleys came from Cayuga County, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Olive E. Bodley. Born March 15, 1839, died August 23, 
1877. 

" I would not live always." 

(Thorn Hill.) 

BOUGHTON. 

The Boughton family was represented in the town of 
Spafford in the persons of Rev. Alanson Boughton, Nathan 
Culver and Mrs. William I. Skellie, the mothers of each of 
the two latter being a Boughton. 

Alanson Boughton was of the seventh generation, in 
line of descent from John Bouton, born about 1615 and came 
to America in the " Assurance," July 1635, and landed in 
Eoston, Mass., in December of the same year. After resid- 
ing in Boston and Watertown, Mass., he finally settled in 
Connecticut, first in Hartford and afterwards in Norwalk. 
(John, Joseph, Jackin, Ebenezer, Timothy, John, Alanson.) 

Alanson Boughton, born in Scipio. N. Y., May 23, 1807, 
died in Moravia, N. Y., March 21, 187S. He was a Baptist 
minister, but first followed teaching in Jamesville, Onon- 
daga County, N. Y. He first ministered over the Baptist 
Church in Volney, Oswego Co., N. Y., then in Nonesuch and 
Sempronius, Cayuga Co., N. Y. Also in Milan and Locke, 
in the same State, and then in Spafford, N. Y. In 1857 he 
was School Commissioner in Cayuga County. He married 
(1) April 15, 1829, at Onondaga, N. Y., Charlotte Keeler, 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 33 

daughter of Jeremiah Keeler; she died in Jamesville, Sep- 
tember 12, 1835. and then he married (2) at that place, 
March 29, 1S3G. Hannah Squire, formerly of New Baltimore, 
N. Y. His children were: Nelson, born in Nunda, N. Y., 
October 1. 1830. murdered September 6, 1S59, married Mary 
Fisher, daughter of Philip and Harriet (Legg) Fisher, at 
Spafford October 2, 1854; and perhaps others. 

Nelson Boughton (son of Alanson and Charlotte 
(Keeler) Boughton), by his wife Mary Fisher, had two 
children, one of whom, Angeline. was born in Skaneateles, 
N. Y., November 7, 1855, married December 11, 1875, James 
Allen, Jr., and settled in Julian, Clark Co., Da. (3 children: 
Harly Hall, William Nelson, and Daniel Hall Boughton 
Allen, the latter is a graduate of West Point Academy, a 
son-in-law of General Thomas Wilson, and is now 1st Lieu- 
tenant or Captain in the regular army.) Nelson Boughton 
died in Nunda. Freeborn Co., Minn. 
BOWEN. 

Elijah Bowen. Died May 20. 1807, age 50 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Patty Bowen, widow of Elijah. Died July 15, 1851, age 
90 years. 

(Elijah and Patty Bowen were related to Delina Bowen, 
wife of Dr. David Kingsbury of Clintonville, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Joseph W. Bowen. Died January 3, 1875, age 68 years. 
" An honest man is the noblest work of God." 

(In his will, dated March 11, 1874, and probated in 1875, 
he mentions his wife Hannah Bowen, and his son Alonzo 
Bowen.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



BOUTELL. 

Hannah, wife of Alpheus Boutell. Died November 8, 
1849, age 75 years, 9 months, 3 days. 

(Alpheus Boutell lived and Died in Spafford Hollow. By 
his wife Hannah he had: Samuel, married Catherine Wil- 
liamson, daughter of James and Hannah Williamson ; Lor- 
enzo, married (1) Margaret Rainey, daughter of Robert 
Rainey, (2) Cornelia (Stanley) Rood, widow; David B., 
married Anna Hobert, and lived and died in Tully, N. Y. ; 



34 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Harriet, married Warren Kinney, lived and died in Amber, 
N. Y. ; and Parmelia, married Charles Kingsley, and lived 
and died in Otisco, N. Y. 

Samuel Boutell and his wife, Catherine Williamson are 
both dead. Their children were: Samuel G., married 
Carrie Fish, both dead and left one child; Carrie E. Boutell; 
Alexander J., married Jennie M. Gay, daughter of Barnett 
A. and Amanda F. (Smith) Gay, wife dead and he resides 
in Tully, N. Y.; and Martin J. married Helen Grout, 
daughter of John and Elizabeth (Brown) Grout, he is an 
astrologer and resides in Syracuse, N. Y.)) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Margaret (Rainey), wife of Lorenzo Boutell. Died 
April 19, 1850, age 38 years, 7 days. 

(Lorenzo Boutell, son of Alpheus and Hannah Boutell, 
married (1) Margaret Rainey, daughter of Robert Rainey, 
and (2) Cornelia Stanley, widow of a Mr. Rood of Moravia, 
N. Y., deceased; he died and was buried in Amber, N. Y. 
He first settled on the west side of Spafford Hollow, on the 
first farm south of the Buck Tail Road, and for twelve years 
was Justice of the Peace in that town, commencing his term 
in 1838. From there he moved to the Village' of Amber, 
where he remained to the time of his decease. He had 
seven children, (three by the first and four by the second 
wife), among whom were: Spencer, Catherine, Parmelia 
and Charles ; the latter by the second wife, now residing in 
Amber, N. Y.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

In memory of Sarepta A. P., daughter of David B. and 
Anna (Hobart) Boutell. Died April 28, 1830, age 4 years, 
1 month, 8 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Parmelia M., daughter of David B. and Anna (Hobart) 
Boutell. Died October 24, 1883, age 10 years. 

(David B. Boutell, son of Alpheus and Anna Boutell, 
married Anna Hobart, and resided over the Spafford line 
in the Town of Tully. In his will, dated July 28, 187G, pro- 
bated October 30, 1876, he mentions his wife Anna 
(Hobart) Boutell, and his children: Emily Boutell; Mary 
Barker, Harriet Waggoner, Herbert Boutell, Edward Bou- 
tell and Martha Boutell.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



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SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTE? 35 

BREED. 

Rufus Breed. Born April 24, 17S5, died 1865. 

(Rufus Breed married his cousin Mehitable Breed, 
daughter of Allen and Lucy (Taylor) Breed. November 28, 
1805, and came to this town from Hope, Hamilton County, 
N. Y., July 12, 1839, and settled on Lot 11, Tully, on premises 
formerly owned by Samuel Parker, and now known as the 
Breed Homestead, on the Skaneateles and Homer Road. 
His children, all born before coming to this town, were: 
Asa, born September 11, 1906, married October 30, 1828, 

; Elizabeth, born November 11, 1808, 

married May 20, 1828, ; Rufus, born 

June 3, 1811, married April 2, 1834, ; 

Nathaniel, born July 2, 1S13, married Tryphena Proper of 
Trumansburg, N. Y. ; George Washington, bom April 12, 
1818, married (1) March 20, 1840, Polly Ann Owen, 
daughter of Timothy and Lydia Owen, (2) Parmelia Bab- 
cock, daughter of John, Jr. and Ellis (Wallace) Babcock, 
and widow of Jacob Pollock, he died in Sempronius, Cayuga 
Co., N. Y.; Allen, born August 25, 1820, married Minerva 
Rounds, daughter of Russell and Lydia (Harrington; 
Rounds; and Reuben, born July 24, 1825, married April 2, 

1834 , and moved to California where 

he died.) 

(Borodino.) 

Mehitable (Breed), wife of Rufus Breed. Born in Nel- 
son, N. Y., December 8, 1783; died February, 1865. 

(She was a daughter of Allen and Lucy (Taylor) Breed. 
Her father, Allen Breed, was born in Marblehead, Mass., 
July 14, 1759, and died at her home in Spafford, April 2, 
1842. Allen Breed was a soldier in the War of the Revolu- 
tion, having enlisted in the beginning of the war in 1775, 
at the age of 16 years, and served during nearly the entire 
period of that conflict to its close, and for meritorious 
service was advanced from Private to Lieutenant. At the 
time of his decease he was a pensioner of the United States. 
His wife, Lucy Taylor, died March 23, 1S25, and was buried 
in a private cemetery at Mayfield, Montgomery Co., N. Y. 
Allen Breed died of old age, and may have been buried in a 
private plot, on the farm occupied by his son-in-law, Rufus 
Breed. (Allen Breed's wife says he was buried in Spafford 
Cemetery but has no stone.) Mehitable Breed, through her 



36 ©NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

father, was descended from Allen Breed, born in England 
and settled in Lynn, Mass., in 1G30, as follows: Mehitable, 
Allen, Josiah, John, Allen, Allen Allen.) 

(Borodino.) 
Nathaniel Breed (son of Rufus and Mehitable Breed). 
Died May 18, 1876, age 63 years. 

" Dead but not forgotten." 
(He married Tryphena Proper of Trumansburg, N. Y. 
In his will, dated April 17, 1876, and probated April 15, 
18S8, he mentions his wife, Lorantia E. Breed, and his chil- 
dren, Delia and Frank Breed. In the petition made by the 
widow she described herself as Lorantia E. Anthony, 
formerly Breed.) 

Allen Breed, (son of Rufus and Mehitable Breed). Born 
August 25, 1820, died 1891. 

(He married Minerva Rounds, daughter of Russell and 
Lydia (Harrington) Rounds. In his will, dated December 
19, 1891, and probated February 4, 1892, he mentions his 
wife Minerva Breed, and his children : Helen Breed ; Anna 
Trip, wife of George Trip; and Lettie Burns, wife of 
Charles Burns. His wife still resides on the old Breed 
homestead, on Lot 11, Tully. 

(Borodino.) 
George Washington Breed, (son of Rufus and Mehitable 
Breed). Bom April 12, ISIS, died 1898. 

(No stone.) 
(He married (1) Polly Ann Owen, daughter of Timothy 
and Lydia Owen, and (2) Parmelia Babcock, daughter of 
John Jr. and Ellis (Wallace) Babcock. He moved to Sem- 
pronius, Cayuga County, N. Y., where he died. He had at 
least three children by his first wife: Martha, married 
Horace G. Cady, of Auburn, N. Y.; Mary, married Alonzo 
Cady, now deceased, and Jewett, married Miss Williams. 

(Borodino.) 
Polly Ann (Owen), wife of George W. Breed. Died 
June 7, 1869, in her 54th year. 

" Dearest Mother how we miss thee, 
And thy loss we deeply mourn, 
But again we hope to meet thee 
Where we never shall part again." 
(She was a daughter of Timothy and Lydia Owen.) 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 37 

Reuben T. Breed, (son of Allen and Lucy (Taylor) 
Breed. Died June 20, 1888, acre 82 years. 

(He married (1) Purlina M. Patchen, widow of Moses 
Prindle, (2) Juliette Legg, widow of LeGrand Rathbone. 
By his first wife he had one child : Helen Breed, who married 
Edwin Johnson, son of Jonathan and Esther (Woodworth) 
Johnson, she is now deceased and left one child: Grove 
Johnson, residing in Spafford, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

Juliette. Died June 6, 1899, age 78. 

Purlina M. Breed. Died October 27, 1861, age 61 years, 
4 months, 10 days. 

(Borodino.) 

BRIGGS. 

Daniel Briggs. Died August 17. 1849, age 80 years. 

(Daniel Briggs resided over the Spafford line in the 
town of Skaneateles. In his will dated May 15, 1848 and 
probated in 1849, he mentioned his wife Rhoda Briggs, and 
his children: William S. Briggs, Russe! Briggs, and Harriet 
De Reimer, wife of Cornelius D. De Reimer; his son Hiram 
Briggs was then deceased since 1817. Hon. Sidney Smith 
says : " Russe] Briggs, one of the sons of Daniel and 
Rhoda Briggs, settled in Michigan ; his son, Clinton Briggs, 
grandson of Daniel and Rhoda, settled in Omaha, Nebraska, 
and was the first Mayor of that City." 

" William S. Briggs, the other son of Daniel and Rhoda 
Briggs, succeeded his father as owner of the farm upon 
which he settled when he came to Skaneateles, and occupied 
it until his death in 1898, at the age of 89 years.") 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Rhoda, wife of Daniel Briggs, died August 17, 1857, age 
78 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Hiram, son of Daniel and Rhoda Briggs. Died October 
25, 1817, age 16 years, 6 months and 23 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Nettie H., daughter of Charles and Ida (Taylor) Briggs, 
died February 15, 1884, age 1 year, 9 months. 
" Our loved one has gone." 

(Charles Briggs, son of George W. and Charlotte M. 



38 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(Rich) Briggs, married Ida Taylor, daughter of Rev. Albert 
Taylor, she is now deceased and buried in Borodino Ceme- 
tery. No stone. George W. Briggs, married Charlotte M. 
Rich, daughter of Dorr and Anna (Becker) Rich, and by 
her had: Charles, married Ida Taylor; Phylitta A., died 
young; and Gertrude, married Albert Thompson.) 

(Borodino.) 
BROWN. 

Jacob Brown, (son of John and Catherine (Ritiker) 
Brown). Born May 17, 1809, died November 2, 1891. 

John Brown, born in Massachusetts, married there Cath- 
erine Ritiker, born in Germany, and after his marriage 
settled in Rome, N. Y., where his son Jacob was bom; from 
there he moved to New Hope, Cayuga Co., N. Y., where he 
died. He was a cooper by trade, as also was his son, Jacob, 
who followed him to his new home in Cayuga County 

Jacob Brown, married Debora C. Morris, daughter of 
Samuel and Jane (Springer) Morris, born April 7, 1815. 
By his wife Debora C. (who in 1898 resided in Fair Haven, 
in the town of Scott, N. Y.),he had the following children: 
Phebe Ann, m. William H. Craig, residing in Cold Brook, 
N. Y. ; Jefferson Jacob, born August 5, 1836, m. (1) An- 
geline Hibbard, died in Seneca Falls, N. Y., (2) Juliette 
Daniels, born November 4, 1842, died November 5, 1884, 
and (3) Jennie Harrison, resides at Fair Haven, in the 
town of Scott, N. Y. ; Ellen, born January 7, 1838, died Sep- 
tember 22, 1859, m. Clark Spencer; William H., born Feb- 
ruary 29, 1839, m. Esther A. Craig, resides in Spafford, 
N. Y., (member of Co. " H," 16 N. Y. Heav. Art. Vols. War 
of 1861) ; Charles, m. Melissa Webster, residing in Borodino, 
N. Y.; Charlotte, born April 10, 1846, m. (1) Byron Van 
Benschoten, (2) Charles Hurd, residing in Fair Haven in 
the town of Scott, N. Y.; Jane (Tian), born April 10, 1846, 
m. James Hibbard, she died and was buried in Spafford ; 
Diadama Lucy Ann, born May 31, 1848, died April 4, 1864, 
unmarried; Harriet M., m. William Henry Lyon, son of 
George W. and Cornelia (Barker) Lyon, husband dead and 
she resides at Fair Haven, town of Scott, N. Y. ; Schuyler, 
m. Angeline Hibbard (dead) ; James, m. Catherine Almy, 
residing in Borodino, N. Y. ; and Vincent, m. Emily Bennett, 
residing in Fair Haven, town of Scott, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES :39 

Debora C. Morris, wife of Jacob Brown. Born April 7, 
1815. 

(Spafford.) 
Diadama Lucy Ann, daughter of Jacob and Debora C. 
(Morris) Brown. Born May 31, 1818, died April 4, 1864. 
(She died unmarried.) 

(Spafford.) 
Juliette Daniels, wife of Jefferson J. Brown. Died Nov- 
ember 5, 1884, age 42 years, 1 day. 

(Jefferson J. Brown was a son of Jacob and Deborah 
C. (Morris) Brown.) 

(Spafford.) 
William H. Brown, (son of Jacob and Deborah C. 
(Morris) Brown.) Bom February 29, 1839. (He married 
Esther A. Craig) . 

(Spafford.) 
Esther A. (Craig), wife of William H. Brown. Bom 
April 29, 1840. 

(Spafford.) 
Arthur E., son of George H. and Jennie (Craig) Brown. 
Died January 13, 1892, age 11 months. 

(George H. Brown, son of William H. and Esther 
(Craig) Brown, married Jennie Craig, daughter of Wesley 
and Amy (Randall) Craig.) 

(Spafford.) 
Melissa (Webster), wife of Charles Brown. Died Sep- 
tember 26, 1879, age 33 years. 

(Charles Brown, son of Jacob and Deborah C. (Morris) 
Brown, married Melissa Webster. She was from a New 
Hampshire family.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Margaret, wife of Aaron S. Brown. Died April 24, 1874, 
age 37 years, 6 months. 

" Gone but not forgotten." 

(Borodino.) 
Jedidiah Brown. Died July 28, 1838, age 65 years, 6 
months, 6 days. 

(Jedidiah Brown was killed by the kick of a horse. In 
the petition for Letters of Administration by his widow, 
Emma Brown, dated August 7, 1838, she mentions his chil- 
dren as follows : Clarissa, Jedidiah, Jane, Huldah, and Loa 
Brown, of Spafford, N. Y. ; Hannah Pool, wife of Alfred 



40 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Pool of Erie Co., N. Y.; Alvah Brown, and Stephen Brown 
of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Lovina H. Hosford, wife of Isaac D. 
Hosford, and Lucy Brown, of Grass Lake, Jackson Co., 
Mich.; Phebe Lawrence, wife of Zimie Lawrence, of Addi- 
son Co., Vt. ; and Betsey Brown of Addison Co., Vt. ; all of 
full age except: Jedidiah, Jane, Hulda and Loa, who were 
minors.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

BROWNELL. 

Edward J. Brownell, (son of Simon and Mary Ann 
(Churchell) Brownell). 

Born September 19, 1821, died October 4, 1851. 
" Farewell my wife and children dear, 
Farewell my father and mother near, 
My brothers and sisters all farewell, 
1 am going home with Christ to dwell." 
(Simeon Brownell married Mary Ann Churchell, daugh 
ter of James and Hannah (Dobbs) Churchell, and had the 
following- children: Lorenzo, married South and died in 
St. Joseph, Mich.; Charles, married in Navarino, N. Y., and 
died in Dowagiac, Mich.; Mary Ann, married a Mr. Wilder 

and died in Dowagiac, Mich.; Sidney, married (1) 

Scrivens, (2) Springer and resides in Cleveland, 

Ohio; Edward J., married Rachel Martin, daughter of Ran- 
dall B. and Rachel (Clark) Martin; Jane, married Stephen 
Tinkham, son of Relly and Chloe (Grinnell) Tinkham; 
George, married (1) a Miss Wellington and (2) in Michigan 
where he now resides ; and Simeon, Jr., who married West. 
Simeon and his wife, Mary Ann Churchell, also moved 
West about 1852 or 1853. 

Edward J. Brownell, by his wife Rachel (Martin) 
Brownell, had two children : Irving and Edna Jane, the 
latter married Perry McKay, son of Frederick and Louisa 
(Hutchens) McKay, as his first wife, she is now deceased. 
After the death of Edward J. Brownell his widow, Rachel, 
married (2) Richard E. Loss of Skaneateles, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 
" Mother "— Rachel (Martin) Brownell, (wife of Ed- 
ward J. Brownell). Born October 3, 1823, died August 5, 
1876. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 4} 

" Servant of God well done, 
The glorious warfare past, 
The battle is fought, the race is won, 
And thou art crowned at last." 
(She was a daughter of Randall B. and Rachel (Clark) 
Martin. After the decease of Mr. Brownell she married 
Richard E. Loss of Skaneateles, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

BRYAN. 

Lena L. Bryan, (daughter of William and Fannie (Mas- 
ters) Bryan). Died May 24. 1895, age 3 years, 8 days. 

(William Bryan married Fannie Masters, daughter of 
Stephen Masters.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Clara M. Bryan, (daughter of William and Fannie 
(Masters) Bryan). Died April 22, 1895, age 9 months. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

BRYANT. 

Louisa (Gregory"), wife of Thomas Bryant. Died June 
28, 1 873. age 37 years. 

(Thomas Bryant married (1) Gregory, (2) 

Louisa Gregory, a sister of his first wife, all three born in 
England, and (3) Ruth Eggleston, dauchter of Deacon Ben- 
jamin and Elizabeth (Wiltsie) Eggleston of Thorn Hill. 
He had one child: Anna, married Eudelbert Churchill, of 
Cold Brook, by his first wife, and two: Sarah, married 
Seymour Churchill of Cold Brook; and Joseph Henry, who 
died young, by his second wife. No issue by the third 
wife.) 

(Borodino.) 

Joseph Henry, son of Thomas and Louisa (Gregory) 
Bryant. Died August 26, 1872, age 5 years, 9 months, 23 
days. 

(Borodino.) 

BUFFINGTON. 
Charles H. Buffmgton. Died January 6, 1852, age 35 
years. 3 months. 



42 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

" This stone was erected by Borodino Lodge, I. 0. of 
0. F., as a token of esteem for their deceased brother." 

(He was a teacher and died single. At the time of his 
decease he was reading medicine with Dr. Isaac Morrell, of 
Borodino. He was related to Mrs. Jacob W. Darling, prob- 
ably a nephew.) 

(Borodino.) 



BULFUsCH. 

Joseph Bulfmch. Died October 3, 1873, age 88 years. 
" Where the weary are at rest." 

(Joseph Bulfmch was born in Boston, Mass., was liber- 
ally educated, and in early life was a teacher in a Vermont 
Seminary. In 1818 he came to Spafford and settled on a 
farm on Lots 32, Sempronius, and 21, Tully, where he 
remained until the time of his decease, pursuing the occu- 
pation of farming and civil engineering. He was frequently 
called upon by his townspeople to fill town offices, and 
seldom during his active life did his name fail to appear in 
the list of town officials. Among the offices held by him 
were Supervisor, Assessor, Poor Master, School Commis- 
sioner, Inspector of Schools and Town Trustee, but most 
freuuentiy his name appears in the town books as Inspector 
of Schools; in fact for many years teachers in the schools 
of Spafford obtained their permit to follow this vocation 
from Joseph Bulfmch. He married Lydia Harrington be- 
fore coming to this town, and by her had the following 
children : Sarah Ann, married Andrew J. Eliot, son of Elias 
and Charity (Warner) Eliot, he is dead and she is residing 
(1899) in Onondaga Valley, N, Y.; Lydia. died at 11 years; 
Joseph Harrington, married Lucy Ann Eliot, daughter of 
Elias and Charity (Warner) Eliot; and Mary, married Dr. 
Daniel George Frisbie, residing in Grinnell, Iowa. 

Joseph Harrington Bulfmch, born in Boston, Mass., 
December 6, 181C, and died at Yankton, S. D., November 12, 
1897, inherited the literary tastes and studious habits of his 
father without his self confidence, and while he had few, if 
any, peers in the community in which he from time to time 
resided, as a man and a scholar, his inherent modesty fre- 
quently prevented him from holding positions of public trust 
and confidence, which his natural and acquired ability fitted 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 43 

him to occupy. In early life he followed the avocations of 
his father, farming and civil engineering, and at one time 
he held a commission as Major in the Militia of the State 
of New York. By his wife, Lucy Ann Eliot, who survived 
him and in 1S99 resided in Yankton, S. D., he had: George 
W., married Jennie Swartz, he is now deceased, leaving his 
widow and one daughter, Alice May Bulfinch, residing in 
Williamsport, Pa.; James, a twin of George, died young; 
and Alice M., who married Nelson J. Cramer, (lawyer), 
resides in Yankton, S. Da.) 

(Spafford.) 

Lydia Harrington, wife of Joseph Bulfinch. Died De- 
cember 31, 1861, age 73 years. 

(Spafford.) 

Lydia, daughter of Joseph and Lydia (Harrington) Bul- 
finch. Died Monday, February 13, 1837, age 11 years, 6 
months. 22 days. 

" Pause, my young friends a while before you further go, 
I once was gay as well as you, but now here lie low; 
Nor did I think I so soon must take my leave of you, 
But death called loud, I must obey and bid you all adieu ; 
Remember you must soon like me be mouldering in the clay, 
Those earthly fleeting joys must soon pass away; 
But there is a heaven of endless joy where saints immortal 

reign, 
There free from sin, from sorrow, from grief and every 
pain." 

(Spafford.) 

BURDICK. 

Russell M. Burdick, Esq. Died December 29, 1850, age 
53 years, 11 months, 24 days. 

" Man knoweth not his time." 

(Russell M. Burdick, descended form a Seventh Day 
Baptist ancestry, came to Spafford from Scott, N. Y., where 
he had brothers and sisters; he probably came originally 
from Brookfleld, Madison Co., N. Y. He married (1) 
Esther Whiting, daughter of Thomas and Esther Whiting; 
and (2) Philura Seeley, daughter of Samuel G. and Ada 
(Fowler) Seeley, and widow of Mr. Eldridge. He came to 
this town before 1S25, and from time to time held various 



44 8N0NDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCTATION 

town offices, among which were: Supervisor, Assessor, 
Town Trustee and Justice of the Peace; the latter he held 
for many years, and by reason of which he was commonly 
called Esquire Burdick. He had eight children, seven by his 
first wife and one by his last: Lovinia, married George 
Youst Fisher, son of Dakin and Sally (Youst) Fisher, she 
died in Seneca Falls, N. Y.; Melissa, married John S. Cole, 
son of Easton and Polly (Lewis) Cole, she died in Michigan; 
Oscar F., married Lovedy Tinkham, daughter of Russel and 
Mary (Cook) Tinkham, he died in Michigan; R. Verona, 
accidentally killed when young; Fernando Cortez, died 
South; Ira Whiting, died single in Michigan; Dorleska L., 
married Porter P. Cole, son of Easton and Polly (Lewis) 
Cole, resides in Michigan ; and Mary E. (by second wife) , 
married William Cullen Bockes, the latter is dead and she 
resides in Scott, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 
In memory of Esther (Whiting), wife of Russell M. 
Burdick. Died July 3, 1841, age 39 years, 4 months. 

(Spafford.) 
Russell Verona, son of Russell M. and Esther (Whiting) 
Burdick. Died October 14, 1845, age 13 years, 4 months, 7 
days. 

(Accidentally killed by a wagon running over him.) 

(Spafford.) 
In memory of Thompson Burdick. (son of John and 
Elizabeth (Babcock) Burdick). Died October 5, 1830, age 
77 years. 

" For the great day of his wrath cometh, 
And who shall be able to stand." 
(Thompson Burdick was born in the town of Westerly, 
R. I., September 1, 1753, and was a soldier in the War of 
the Revolution, serving as a member of Capt. Samuel Ward's 
Co., Col. Vamum's 1st Rest. R. I. Line (Continentals) from 
May, 1775, to January 1, 1777, participating in the Siege of 
Boston, the battles of Long Island, White Plains and Tren- 
ton, and receiving a gunshot wound in the battle of White 
Plains. He was discharged from the Continentals at Cross- 
wick Meeting House, in the State of Pennsylvania, but 
afterwards served on different tours of duty as part of the 
Militia of his native State, among which was one made in 
an endeavor to drive the British from Newport, R. I. On 



jr/.FFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 45 

this latter occasion he came near losing his life, from drown- 
ing off Judith Point, R. I., by the capsizing- of barges used 
in carrying soldiers employed in that expedition; sixteen in 
all were thrown into the water, of whom only eight were 
saved, among the latter was Thompson Burdick. 

Sir. Burdick was fouth in line of descent from Robert 
Burdick, the first settler in this country, and the common 
ancestor so far as known of the Burdick family generally 
in America. Tradition says that Robert Burdick came to 
this country from a small village in England, near the 
border line of Wales, but at just what time is not recorded. 
In November, 1652, he was baptized at Newport, R. I., and 
four years afterwards was made Freeman at the same place. 
In 1661 a company was formed, at the latter place, to 
colonize what was afterwards known as Westerly, R. I. Of 
these were Robert Burdick and Tobias Saunders. In Nov- 
ember of that year, Mr, Burdick and Mr. Saunders made a 
clearing, and put up a log house at the latter place, but were 
promptly arrested by order of Governor John Endicott, of 
Massachusetts, carried prisoners to Boston, tried and fined 
forty pounds apiece as trespassers, and ordered to give 
bonds to keep the peace. They were kept in prison several 
months, during which time they appealed to England for 
redress, but in the end the colonization company paid their 
fines, and they returned to Rhode Island. On November 2, 
1655, Robert Burdick married at Newport, R. I., Ruth Hub- 
bard, daughter of Samuel and Tacy (Cooper) Hubbard, who 
,was said to be the first white child born in Springfield, 
Mass., (January 11, 1640) , and by her had nine children who 
arrived at maturity: Robert, Hubbard, Thomas, Naomi, 
Ruth, Benjamin, Samuel, Tacy and Deborah. Samuel Hub- 
bard and his wife Tacy Cooper, and their three daughters, 
Ruth, Rachel and Bethia were among the first to embrace 
the doctrines of the Seventh Day Baptist in this country, 
and to them, more than to any other persons, belongs the 
credit of the establishment of that denomination in America. 
Robert Burdick, after passing through various vicissitudes 
incident to the settlement of the Narragansett country, in 
Rhode Island, finally established himself at Westerly, R. I., 
where he reared his family and continued to reside until the 
time of his decease. 

Hubbard Burdick, son of Robert, resided in the Town 



46 ONONDAGA HISTOEICAL ASSOCIATION 

of Hopkinton, R. I., and was one of the grantees of 5,300 
acres of land in that town, sold by order of the Rhode Island 
Court, October 2, 1711. This grant was situate in the 
western part of that town. He married Hannah Maxson, 
daughter of John and Mary (Moshier) Maxson, and had 
four sons : Hubbard, Nathan, John and Ezekiel. 

John Burdick, son of Hubbard, was born May 19, 1721, 
and married Elizabeth Babcock. by whom he had eight 
children: Maxson, Thompson, Anne, John, Paul, Abigail, 
Sarah, and Frances. 

Thompson Burdick, son of John, married Tabitha Wil- 
cox, daughter of Nathan and Tabitha (Prosser) Wilcox, at 
Stonington, Conn., and by her had ten children, all of whom 
were born at the latter place, except one or possibly two of 
the younger, born at Brookfield, Madison Co., N. Y., to which 
place he moved his family in or about the year 1796. From 
Brookfield he moved to the town of Scott, N. Y., in the year 
1809, and settled in the northern part of the village of that 
name, and resided there until about 1819, when he settled on 
Lot 41, Tully, and there remained until the time of his 
decease. His children were: Paul, moved to Milwaukee, 
Wis.; William, moved to Pennsylvania; Thompson, Jr., 

married Lucy , he was killed or died in the war of 

1812; Ethel, died unmarried; Lucy, bom December 1, 1779, 
in Stonington, Conn., and died in Brookfield, N. Y., August 
20, 1833, married John Collins, December, 1796, at Brook- 
field, N. Y., she was the mother of Dr| John Collins who 
resided and died in this town; Nabby, born 1782, and died 
April 29, 1866, married David Gates in 1796, at Brookfield, 
N. Y. ; Nancy, married George Frink ; Pollina, married John 
Barber of Scott, N. Y., and died November 12, 1852, age 
62 ; Betsey, born November 30, 1793, died in Spafford, De- 
cebmre 31, 1872, married Elijah Knapp, son of Peter and 
Dinah (Guion) Knapp, December 9, 1812, at Scott, N. Y., 
and resided and died in this town ; and Sophia, born 1802, 
married Hosea Palmer of this toAvn and died in Scott, N. Y., 
Thompson Burdick, by reason of his military services, was 
a pensioner of the United States. 

(Spafford.) 

In memory of Tabitha (Tabothy on stone) (Wilcox), 
wife of Thompson Burdick. Died December 4, 1827, age 
71 years, 8 months, 11 days. 



SPAFFCRD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 47 

(Tabitha Wilcox was of the sixth generation in line of 
descent from Edward Wilcox, who came to America from 
England and settled in Portsmouth, R. I., before 1638, and 
was in trade there at that date, with Roger Williams and 
Richard Smith. He died in Kingston, R. I., where he left 
at least two children : Stephen and Daniel. 

Stephen Wilcox, son of Edward, born 1623 at Ports- 
mouth and died at Westerly, R. I., in 1690, married 1658, 
Hannah Hazard, daughter of Thomas and Martha Hazard, 
and by her had seven children: Edward, Thomas, Daniel, 
William, Stephen, Hannah, and Jeremiah. Stephen Wilcox 
was a deputy in the R. I. Court in 1670 to 1672, and the 
owner of 500 acres of land in the Pequoit Country. 

William Wilcox, son of Stephen, died at Stonington, 
December 27, 1757, married (1) January 25, 1698, Dorothy 
Palmer, daughter of Moses and Dorothy (Gilbert) Palmer, 
and granddaughter of Walter and Rebecca (Short) Palmer 
of the first settlers of Stonington, Conn., and (2) Mrs. Abi- 
gail Palmer. His children born at Stonington. Conn., were 
by his first wife, and were as follows : Dorothy, Anna, Wil- 
liam, Jemima, Mary, Amey, Sarah and Nathan. Wliliam 
Wilcox was commonly called and known as Dea. Wm. 
Wilcox. 

William Wilcox, Jr., son of William, born June 3, 1703, 
married (1) March 24, 1725-6 at Stonington, Hannah 
Brown, and by her had one child. She died January 4, 
1826-7 and he married (2) June 5, 1727, Elizabeth Brown, 
daughter of John and Elizabeth (Miner) Brown, and by 
her had six children. His children were: Hannah, Pru- 
dence, Nathan, William, John, Dorothy and Hannah (2), 
both Hannahs died young. 

Nathan Wilcox, son of Wm., Jr., born April 6, 1730, at 
Stonington, Conn., married January 25, 1753 at the latter 
place Tabitha Prosser, and by her had four children, born 
at Stonington: Nathan, William, Tabitha, bom March 15, 
•1757, married Thompson Burdick; and Prudence. 

(Spafford.) 

Christopher Avery Burdick, (son of Thompson, Jr., and 
Lucy Burdick). Born July 6, 1807, died February 6, 1882. 

(Thompson Burdick. Jr., son of Thompson and Tabitha 
(Wilcox) Burdick, was killed or died in the War of 1812. 
By his wife Lucy he had the following children: Leonard, 



48 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

David, Ezra, Aurilla, Chritopher Avery, married Eugenia 
Jane Nash, daughter of Joel and Lovina (Whiting) Nash, 
and granddaughter of Thomas and Esther Whiting 1 . 

Avery Burdick by his wife Eugenia Jane Nash had four 
children : Elnora, married Lovinas Tinkham, son of Russel 
and Mary (Cook) Tinkham, resides in Scott, N. Y. ; Medora, 
married (1) Ira Hill, (2) Albert Hill, resides at Kipton, 0., 
and Charles C, married Emily Norton, daughter of Erastus 
and Mary (Isdell) Norton. There was another daughter 
older than these, who died a young girl. 

(Spafford.) 
Charles C. Burdick, son of Christopher Avery, by his 
wife Emily Norton has: Lillian, married Waldo Emerson 
Gilbert, son of William Gilbert, attorney-at-law, resides in 
Syracuse, N. Y. ; and Majestic, married Russell D. Eddy, 
son of David Eddy. A third child, Dora A., died young.) 

(Spafford.) 
Eugenia Jane (Nash), wife of Christopher Avery Bur- 
dick. Born in 1813, died in 1892. 

(Spafford.) 
Dora A., daughter of Charles C. and Emily (Norton) 
Burdick. Died June 27, 1S70, age S months. 

(Spafford.) 
Benjamin C. Burdick. Died April 2, 1835, age 44 
years, 6 months. 

(Borodino.) 

BURLTON. 

James Burlton. Died January 14, 1883, age 56 years. 

" The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want." 
(Mr. Burlton was born in England; his wife, Charlotte 
Greene, after his decease married (2) George Clark of 
Skaneateles.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
' Charlotte Green, wife of James Burlton. Died March 
13. 1896, age 70 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

BURNS. 

Mary A. (Travis) (Barnes), wife of Michael Burns. 
Born 1831, died 1889. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 49 

" Pain and sickness has been my lot to bear, 
And in the Eternal Home I hope I shall have a crown to 
wear." 

(Michael Burns was born in Ireland; he married Mary 
A. Travis, daughter of John Travis, and widow of Edwin 
F. Barnes.) 

(Borodino.) 

Felix Burns. Died July 18, 1872, ape 85 years. 

(He married Elizabeth Wallace, and by her had: Mary, 
married Ward Bearse, son of Aaron and Rebecca (Earl) 
Bearse; Thomas W., married Anna Earl, daughter of Wil- 
liam and Polly (Pitts) Earl; Francis, married Harriet M. 
Streeter, daughter of Calvin and Melentha (Babcock) 
Streeter; and Phillip, married Emma Taylor, daughter of 
William Taylor. Felix Burns and his wife, Elizabeth Wal- 
lace, came to Spafford from Washington Co., N. Y., about 
1835, and settled on Lot 12, Sempronius.) 

(Borodino.) 

Elizabeth (Wallace) , wife Felix Burns. Died June 15, 
1863, age 72 years, 1 month, 12 days. 

(Borodino.) 

Philip Bums, (son of Felix and Elizabeth (Wallace) 
Burns). Died July 10, 18S2, age 48 years, 2 months. 

(Philip Burns married Emma Taylor, daughter of Wil- 
liam Taylor, and by her had four children : Francis, Fred- 
erick, Mary and Charlotte. He was drowned in Owasco 
Lake outlet.) 

(Borodino.) 

Thomas W. Bunrs, (son of Felix and Elizabeth (Wal- 
lace) Bums) . Died June 10, 1883, age 54 years. 

" An honest man is the noblest work of God." 
(Thomas W. Bums married Ann Earl, daughter of Wil- 
liam and Polly (Pitts) Earl, and by her had: Flora E., 
George and Emma, the latter died before her father and died 
young.) 

(Borodino.) 

Our Little Emma, only child of Thomas W. and Anna 
(Earl) Burns. Died June 18, 1869, age 5 years, 9 months, 
14 days. 



50 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

" Here thy laughing face we miss, 
Miss thy smile, thy loving kiss, 
Yet our hearts must own it best, 
God has taken thee to rest." 
Harriet M. (Streeter), wife of Francis Burns. Died 
August 13, 1866, age 30 years, 5 months. 

" Dear child ! the grave must be your bed, 
Yes, thou art numbered with the dead. 
That aching head and sunken eye 
Now in the grave must mouldering lie." 
(FrancisBurns, son of Felix and Elizabeth (Wallace) 
Burns, married Harriet M. Streeter, daughter of Calvin 
and Melentha (Babcock) Streeter.) 

(Borodino.) 



BURROUGHS. 

John P. Burroughs, (son of Alvin Burroughs of Skan- 
eateles). Died December 9, 1884, age 62 years. 

Alvin Burroughs of Skaneateles died January 4, 1877. 
In his will, dated November 14, 1874, and probated Feb- 
ruary 17, 1877, he mentions his wife Deborah Ann Bur- 
roughs, and his children : Phebe Jane, of Skaneateles, she 
died September 1, 1887, unmarried; Charles, of Groton, 
Tompkins Co., N. Y. ; John P., of Spafford, N. Y., married 
Eliza Lowery, daughter of William Lowery; Nancy 
Ann, married Prof. Charles 0. Roundy, son of Asahel and 
Hannah (Weston) Roundy, her husband is now dead and 
she resides at Moravia, N. Y. ; Mary A., married February 
27, 1853, Charles W. Foster, son of Albert and Clarissa 
(Maxson) Foster, of Yankton, South Dakota; and Eliza- 
beth, married George H. Taylor of Camillus, she died before 
her father and left one daughter, Elizabeth Taylor. De- 
borah Ann Burroughs, mentioned as the wife of Alvin in 
his will, was his second wife and not the mother of his 
children. At the time of her marriage to Mr. Burroughs 
she was the widow of a Mr. Gamble. She died April 20, 
1876, and was survived by Mr. Burroughs, her second hus- 
band. Mr. Burroughs' first wife was Sally Purchase, she 
was the mother of all his children. 

John P. Burroughs by his wife, Eliza Lowery, had one 
son, George A. Burroughs, who married Helen Churchill, 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 51 

daughter of Chauncey and Catherine M. (Merry) Churchill 
of Cold Brook. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Eliza (Lowery) , wife of John P. Burroughs. Died May 
2, 1875, age 52 years. 

" We have met." 

(Cold Brook.) 

CADY. 

Renona A. Cady. Died January 2, 1849, age 23 years. 18 
days. 

" Is not dead but sleepeth." 
(He was a shoemaker, and a brother of Harmon Cady.) 

(Borodino.) 
Harmon Cady. Died March 21, 1861, age 45 years. 
(He was a shoemaker, and a brother of Renona A. 
Cady.) 

(Borodino.) 

CALKINS. 

Elizabeth, relict of Abram Calkins. Died July 8, 1855, 
age 85 years. 

(Abram and Elizabeth Calkins were father and mother 
of Charles A. Calkins, formerly of Thorn Hill. After her 
husband's death Mrs. Calkins came to this town, and died 
at the residence of her son Charles.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Wilmot P., son of Charles A. and Diana (Shelden) 
Calkins. Died January 4, 1865, age 16 years, 11 months, 
25 days. 

(Charles A. Calkins, bora September 2, 1805, son of 
Abram and Elizabeth Calkins, married Diana Shelden, 
daughter of William and Abigail (Udell) Shelden, August 
21, 1831. His wife was born at Stephentown, N. Y., July 
30, 1804, and died at the residence of her son-in-law, Hon. 
Sidney Smith, in the Village of Skaneateles, N. Y.. May 19, 
1892, age 88 years; she was buried in Lake View Cemetery, 
in the latter village. Her daughter, Jennie A., married Hon. 
Sidney Smith as his second wife, and her son, George S. 
Calkins, at the time of her decease resided in Chicago, 111.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 



52 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

CALLENDER. 

a 

Richard Callender. Died January 3, 1853, age 67 years, 
11 months. 

(He was born in Ireland, and died in Marietta, N. Y., 
leaving him surviving his wife, Naomi, and the following 
children: Richard, Jr.. who married Mary A. Hicks; 
William; Mary A.; Margaret, wife of Hiram Eastman; 
Julia A., wife of Francis Bailey; Catherine and Edward 
Callender.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Richard Callender. Jr., son of Richard Callender. Born 
March 11, 1822. died May 12, 1891. 

(He married Mary A. Hicks and by her had at least two 
children: Frank Earl, died March 16, 1862; and Francis 
R., bom February 24. 1S63, married 1888, Jennie M. Tripp, 
daughter of Dr. Van Dyke Tripp of Spafford, and by her had 
two children: Flora M.. born December 17, 1888, and 
Russel V., born September 24, 1890.) 

(Borodino.) 

Mary A. Hicks, wife of Richard Callender, Jr. Born 
March 14, 1826. 

(She was bora in Dutchess Co., N. Y., and in 1898 was 
residing with her son, Francis R. Callender, in Borodino.) 

(Borodino.) 

Frank Earl, son of Richard, Jr., and Mary A. (Hicks) 
Callender. Bora April 14, 1857, died March 16, 1862. 

(Borodino.) 
CARR. 

Thurston Carr, (son of William and Mary (Brown) 
Carr) . Died January 23, 1859, age 54 years, 7 days. 
" Afflictions sore a long time he bore, 
Physicians were in vain, 
Till God pleased to give him ease 
And free him from all pain." 
(Thurston Carr's pioneer ancestor, Benjamin Carr, came 
to this country from London, England, in the ship " For- 
tune," and landed at Plymouth, Mass., Nov. 6, 1621. A 
short time afterwards he left Plymouth with a party of 
friends, and finally settled in Rhode Island. He married, 
before coming to this country, Martha Hardington, and by 
her had four children: Robert, Caleb, Richard and An- 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTE? fl3 

drew. He and his wife Martha afterwards returned to 
England, where they both died, but his sons Robert and 
Caleb remained, and are the ancestors of two distinct and 
numerous families of Carr in this country. William Carr, 
a lineal descendant from Robert Carr, one of these two 
brothers, was born February 14, 1778, at Stephentown, 
N. Y., where his father, Thurston Carr, then resided. He 
married (1) Mary Brown, January 8, 1800, at Stephentown, 
N. Y., and (2) Widow Harvey. He had ten children, among: 
whom was Thurston Carr of Spafford, N. Y., bora of his 
first wife January 13, 1805, at Canaan, Columbia Co., N. Y. 
The latter married Lorane Greene, November 16, 1826, and 
by her had the following- children: An infant born May 17, 
1828, died young-; Emeline, born September 29, 1829, died 
March 29, 1831; Eliza Maria, born April 23, 1831, died at 
Scott, October 26, 1894, age 63 years, married Lucius Scott 
in Spafford, December 30, 1851; Mary Ann, born March 
31, 1833, married Lafayette Tinkham son of Russell and 
Mary (Cook) Tinkham, at Spafford, April 25, 1850, resid- 
ing 1899 in Spafford. N. Y. ; Sarah Lavinda, bom March 23, 
1835, died January 8, 1873, married Thomsa A. Babcock at 
Spafford, October, 1857; Julia Barnes, born March 31, 1837, 
died February 15, 1838; an infant son, born February 20, 

1839, and died young; Harriet Emeline, born August 1, 

1840, married Amnion J. Ripley, son of John L. and Clarissa 
E. (Loss) Ripley, resides at Glen Haven, N. Y. ; Julia 
Louisa, born October 17, 1843, married (1) John M. Ca/r, 
July 3, 1862, (second cousins) and (2) Henry B. Wood, of 
Chemung Co., N. Y., as her second husband, residence Spen- 
cer, Iowa; Lucy Jane, born January 21, 1815, died August, 
1848; George Spencer, born September 27, 1847, married 
Angeline Filkins, daughter of George D. and Margaret 
(Fisher) Filkins, residence Heber, Arkansas; and William 
Thurston, born April 23, 1851, died May, 1857. 

The first four of the above children were born in Ste- 
phentown, N. Y., and the balance in Spafford, where Mr. 
and Mrs. Carr settled about the year 1833. The line of 
descent of Mr. Thurston Carr, of Spafford, as traced in the 
family genealogy published by Edson I. Carr, is as follows : 
Thurston, William, Thurston, Caleb, Caleb, Caleb, Robert, 
Benjamin.) 

(Spafford.) 



54 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Lorane Green, wife of Thurston Carr. Born August 
28, 1808. died at Glen Haven, N. Y., January 19, 1898, age 
90 years. 

(She was a daughter of Mariam Green, who died at her 
home in this town, October 20. 1866, at the age of 98 years, 
8 months and 13 days, buried in this cemetery. (No stone.) 

(SpafFord.) 
William T., son of Thurston and Lorane (Green) Carr. 
Bom April 23, 1851, age 24 days— 

" Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest, 
God called thee home when he thought best." 

(Spafford.) 
Lucy J., daughter of Thurston and Lorane (Green) Carr. 
Died August 12 1846, age 6 months. 

CARROLL. 

John P. Carroll, son of Burnett M. and Eady Carroll. 
Died September 4, 1853, age 30 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

CARVER. 

Mary, wife of George Carver. Died November 4, 1829, 
age 33 years. 

(George Carver was a teacher.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

David Carver came to SpafTord from Holland Co., Conn., 
and settled in Spafford Hollow on Lot 44, Tully, March 22, 
1815. In his will, dated August 27, 1863, and probated 
December 17, 1863, his age is stated at 76 years. He men- 
tions no wife, but the following children : John, David W ., 

married Hannah , residence Pompey; Erastus H., 

and daughter, Anna J. Caple. At the date of the will 
Erastus H. Carver was a soldier in the Union Army. 

CASE. 

Mabel, wife of Kelley Case. Died August 27, 1851, age 
68 years. 

In his will, dated October 10, 1859, and probated Sep- 
tember 13, 1866, Kelley Case mentions among others, his 
wife, Hannah Case. His children were: Reuben, Willis, 
John, Stennett, Silas, Lucina, married Alfred Munson, 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 55 

father and mother of Dr. W. W. Munson of Otisco, N. Y. ; 
Sophronia, married Edgar Crofoot of Preble, N. Y. ; Mary- 
Ann, died young, and Susan. Mr. Kelley Case was one of 
the School Inspectors for the Town of Spafford for the 
years 1813-14-15-16-17-18-22-24-28-29, and Assessor for the 
year 1815. Kelley Case was a member of Capt. Asahel 
Roundy's Co. in the War of 1812. 

Sergeant Kelly Case, N. Y. Mil., War of 1812. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Mary Ann, daughter of Kelley and Mabel Case. Died 
October 17, 1830, age 2 years, 11 months, 25 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Silas Case, (son of Kelley and Mabel Case) . Died May 
21, 1848, in his 23rd year. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Willis Case, (son of Kelley and Mabel Case). Died 
September 15, 1884, age 70 years, 4 months. 

(In his will, dated 1885 and probated July 13, 1885, he 
mentions his wife Chloe M. Case and his son, Ansel K. 
Case.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Ansel K., son of Willis and Chloe Case. Died August 24, 
1855, age 3 years, 10 months, 20 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Infant daughter of Willis and Chloe Case. Died Sep- 
tember 2, 1847, age 7 weeks. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Isaac C. Case. Died May 23, 1864, age 78 years. 3 
months, 12 days. 

(His first wife was Polly ; and his second, 

Nancy . His children were: William, married 

Asenath Warner; Aaron G., married Rebecca Monk, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin Monk ; Arvilla M., married Charles Nichols ; 
Eunice, married Isaac Olmstead ; Mary Ann, married 
Stephen Crane; Betsey, married Henry Howe; Lydia, mar- 
ried Picket, and Isaac E. Case.) 

(Borodino.) 
Polly, wife of Isaac Case. Died August 27, 1859, age 69 
years, 1 month, 18 days. 

(Borodino.) 



56 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

William Case, son of Isaac and Polly Case. Died August 
26, 1852. age 42 years, 25 days. 

(He married Asenath Warner.) 

(Borodino.) 

Asenath Warner, wife of William Case. Died January 
28, 1886. age 7-1 years, 4 months. 

(She first married William Case; second Calvin Patter- 
son as his second wife; and third Peter ' Becker, as his 
second wife.) 

(Borodino.) 

Rebecca (Monk), wife of Aaron G. Case. Died March 
18, 1852, age 28 years. 

(Aaron G. Case, son of Isaac and Polly Case, married 
Rebecca Monk, daughter of Benjamin Monk. He died in 
Memphis, N. Y., March 7, 1888, age 66 years.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Isaac E., son of Isaac and Polly Case. Died December 
22, 1837. Age 9 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

A man by the name of Russel Case formerly resided at 
the foot of the Buctail, in Spafford Hollow, who had four 
sons: Stephen, Lewis and Leonard (twins), and Reuben, 
who afterwards moved to Marcellus, N. Y. 

CHANDLER. 

Joshua Chandler. Died August 19, 1834, age 71 years. 

(He came from Connecticut and left no issue. In his 
will, dated February 19, 1827, and probated November 15, 
1834, he mentions his wife Hannah Chandler, and brothers 
and sisters: John Chandler, Polly Chandler, Thomas 
Chandler; nephew Nathan Chamberlin ; niece Fanny Eaton ; 
Emily Nye (probably a sister), and her son, Benjamin 
Nye.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Hannah, wife of Joshua Chandler. Died February 2, 
1841, age 79. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

CHAPMAN. 

Lydia (Hunt), wife of Amasa Chapman. Born March 
9, 1780; died April 13, 1849. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES J7 

Amasa Chapman is also dead, and buried in this ceme- 
tery. He married Lydia Hunt, sister of Deacon John Hunt 
of Thorn Hill. 

Amasa Chapman, born June 29, 1771, died March 21, 
1847. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

CHAPPELL. 

Martin Chappell. Died August 24, 1836, age 32 years. 

He married (1) , and (2) Adeline 

Force, daughter of Henry Force. He left him surviving 
two children: Zipporah and John, aged respectively at that 
time 6 and 3 years.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

, wife of Martin Chappell. Died 

February 16, 1834, age 27 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

CHURCHELL. 

James Churchell. Died March 8, 1821, age 60 years, 4 
months, 23 days. 

(He came from Rensselaer County, N. Y., with his wife, 
Hannah Dobbs, and settled on Lots 1 and 2, Tully, in this 
town, in the year 1816. By his wife, Hannah Dobbs, he 
had the following children : James, Jr., he resided in 
Auburn, N. Y. ; Frederick (" Fade "), married a Miss Wil- 
lard; Peter, married (1) Lucina Crane, daughter of 
Stephen and Elsie (Grinnell) Crane, and (2) Charity 
Rainey, widow of James B. Williamson, and sister of Robert 
Rainey ; William, married Celinda Fisher, daughter of Dakin 
and Sally (Youst) Fisher; Alexander M., married (1) 
Lydia McKay, daughter of Augustin and Polly (Partridge) 
McKay, (2) Jane Robertson, daughter of James and Isabel 
(Eadie) Robertson, and (3) Margaret Fisher, daughter of 
Dakin and Sally (Youst) Fisher, and widow of George D. 
Filkins; Gilbert Ward, married (1) Elnora Rainey, daugh- 
ter of Robert Rainey, and (2) Harriet Littlefield ; he is 
now deceased; John, married Polly Palmer, daughter of 
Amos and Mary (Barber) Palmer; Ansel, married Izabenda 
Bearse, daughter of Aaron and Phebe (Smith) Bearse; and 
Mary Ann, married Simon Brownell.)) 

(Spafford.) 



58 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Hannah (Dobbs), wife of James Churchell. Died June 
17, 1843, age 72 years, 5 months, 24 days. 
" We leave you here till Christ shall come the sleep of death 

to break, 
Thou mayest then leave this silent tomb and in his likeness 
wake." 

(Spafford.) 

Alexander M. Churchell, son of James and Hannah 
(Dobbs) Churchell). Born April 10, 1809, died September 
10, 1890. 

(He survived his three wives mentioned above. In his 
will, dated August 11, 1885, and probated October 16, 1890, 
he mentions no wife, but the following children : Aderesta,' 
wife of H. B. Swetland ; Jane, wife of Orlando Grinnell ; and 
grandson: Milton A. Swetland.) 

(Spafford.) 

Lydia (McKay) Churchell, (wife of Alexander M. 
Churchell) . Born March 30, 1818, died June 14, 1843. 

(She was a daughter of Augustin and Polly (Partridge) 
McKay.) 

(Spafford.) 
Jane (Robertson) Churchell, (wife of Alexander M. 
Churchell). Born October 5, 1818, died November 5, 1850. 
(She was a daughter of James and Isabel (Eadie) Rob- 
ertson. Mr. Churchell's third wife, Margaret Fisher, was 
buried by the side of her first husband, George D. Filkins, 
in this cemetery.) 

(Spafford.) 

Elnora (Rainey) wife of Gilbert W. Churchell. Died 
October 3, 1851, age 35 years, 7 days. 

(She was a daughter of Robert Rainey.) 

(Spafford.) 

Harriet (Littlefield) , wife of Gilbert W. Churchell. 
Born April 24, 1828, died June 16, 1868. 

(Spafford.) 

Anson Churchell, (son of James and Hannah Dobbs) 
Churchell.) Bora November 30, 1813, died October 25, 
1849. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 59 

" Disease I met with when far from home, 
No friend or kindred to me come, 
And when to native land returned 
The vital spark had ceased to burn, 
My wife and child with tears and pain, 
Cannot call back from deaht's cold chain." 
(He married Izabenda Bearse, daughter of Aaron and 
Phebe (Smith) Bearse; and by her had one daughter, Eliza, 
who married Erastus E. Brown. After his decease his wife 
married (2) Albert E. Fulton. She died May 21, 1875, and 
was buried by the side of her second husband in Borodino 
Cemetery.) 

(Spafford.) 
Peter Churchell, (son of James and Hannah (Dobbs) 
Churchell) . Born May 29, 1798, died July 23, 1876. 
" No sighs are heard in this shadowy place, 
No voice of them who weep, 
He has fought the fight and finished the race, 
God giveth him rest in sleep." 
(He married (1) Lucinda Crane, daughter of Stephen 
and Else (Grinnell) Crane, and (2) Charity Rainey, widow 
of James B. Williamson, and sister of Robert Rainey. His 

children were: James, married Carr, daughter 

of Almon and Arathusa (Morse) Carr, residence Onondaga 
Valley, N. Y. ; he died May 21, 1899, leaving widow, one son 
and three daughters: George, married Eveline Norton, 
daughter of Robert and Susan (Hill) Norton; Caroline Gale 
of Otisco, N. Y. ; and Lorilla Patten, wife of George A. 
Patten of Spafford. N. Y., the latter has two children, Alton 
W., of Spafford, N. Y. ; and Flora B., wife of Emmett L. 
Gordon, of Preble, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 
Lucinda (Crane), wife of Peter Churchell. Bom Feb- 
ruary 10, 1800, died February 16, 1831. 

(Spafford.) 
Charity (Rainey), wife of Peter Churchell. Born April 
14, 1799, died March 1, 1869. 

" When the day at last is done, 
When the race of life is o'er, 
God will give his wearied one 
Rest for evermore." 

(Spafford.) 



60 ©NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

William Churchell, (son of James and Hannah (Dobbs) 
Churchell). Died May 15, 1882, age 76 years, 2 months. 
(He married Celinda Fisher, daughter of Dakin and 
Sally (Youst) Fisher. He left no descendant, but an 
adopted daughter Jennette, who married Sullivan A. Carr, 
son of Almon and Arathusa (Morse) Carr.) 

(Spafford.) 
Celinda (Fisher), wife of William Churchell. Died 
May 15, 1878, age 69 years, 25 days. 

(Spafford.) 
George Churchell, (son of Peter and Lucinda (Crane) 
Churchell). Died October 4, 1893. age 64 years, 5 months. 
(He married Eveline Norton, daughter of Robert and 
Susan (Hill) Norton, and left him surviving, his wife Eve- 
line, and the following children: Arthur B., of Syracuse 
N. Y. ; Lena E., of Titusville, Pa. ; and the following grand- 
children: Mabel E., Russel, Arthur, Harold, and Edward 
J. Churchell, minor children of his deceased son, Edward J. 
Churchell, then residing- with their mother, Olive Churchell, 
at Syracuse, X. Y. ; Eveline, Mary, Bessie, John, and Flora 
Morgan, minor children of his deceased daughter, Flora 
Morgan, residing with their father, William H. Morgan, at 
Cortland, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 
CHURCHILL. 

In memory of John Churchill, who departed this life Sep- 
tember 27, 1817. Age 59 years, 6 months, 15 days. 

(Mr. Churchill by his wife, Martha, had the following 
children. John, Alvin, married Sally Seeley, daughter of 
Samuel G. and Ada (Fowler) Seeley; Chauncey, married 
Catherine M. Merry; Sally, married John Bacon, son of 
Amos and Abigail (Cady) Eacon; Irene, married (1) Lucius 
Vail, and (2) Harvey Anthony, Jotham, and Joab, who died 
at 18 years.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Martha, wife of John Churchill. Died Februarv 13, 
1839, age 63 years. 

Joab, son of John and Martha Churchill. Died Novem- 
ber 24, 1S46, age 18 years, 14 days. 

Alvin Churchill, (son of John and Martha Churchill). 
Died March 27, 1878, age 84 years, 4 months, 20 days. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 61 

(He lived on the East hill in the Cold Brook neighbor- 
hood, just over the county line in the town of Scott. N. Y. 
He married Sally Seelcy, daughter of Samuel G. and Ada 
(Fowler) Seeley, and by her had the following children: 
Mary Fidelia, married Edwin Pratt of Homer, N. Y. ; Clar- 
issa Marisa, married Peter Curtis, of Scott, N. Y. ; Orville 
C, married Mary J. Rigall, daughter of Milo Rigall, resi- 
dence Corning, Steuben Co., N. Y. ; Lyman S., married (1) 
Mary Ann Alvord, widow of Ezra Randall, and (2) Harriet 
A. Alvord; Philena S., died young; and John M., died in 
the War of 1861.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Sally (Seeley), wife of Alvin Churchill. Died June 23, 
1885, age 79 years, 6 months, 6 days. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Philena S., daughter of Alvin and Sally (Seeley) 
Churchill. Died August 16, 1834, age 3 years, 2 months, 19 
days. 

" Gone to rest." 

(Cold Brook.) 

John M. Churchill, (son of Alvin and Sally (Seeley) 

Churchill.) Company " D " 157 Regt., N. Y. V. Died at 

Annapolis, Md., September 4, 1863. Age 22 years, 4 

months, 14 days. 

" He rests in God." 

(Cold Brook.) 
Little Martha V., daughter of Samuel Lyman and Har- 
riet A. (Alvord) Churchill. Died June 3, 1882, age 5 years, 
4 months, 28 days. 

" Suffer little children to come unto me." 
(Samuel Lyman Churchill, son of Alvin and Sally 
(Seeley) Churchill, married (1) Mary Ann Alvord, widow 
of Ezra Randall, and (2) Harriet A. Alvord.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Mary Ann (Alvord), wife of Samule Lyman Churchill, 
and formerly wife of Ezra Randall. Died April 6, 1862, 
age 34 years. 

(She was a half sister of Silas Randall's second wife.) 

(Spafford.) 
Chauncey Churchill, (son of John and Martha 
Churchill). Born in 1808, died in 1896. 

(He married Catherine M. Merry, and by her had the 



62 9N0NDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

following children : Sylvester, married Helen Doud ; John, 
married twice in Illinois, where he resides; Senneth, mar- 
ried Mr. Shaw and died in Illinois without issue; Sylvenus 
A., married (1) Caroline Eadie, daughter of John W. and 
Abigail (Doty) Eadie. and (2) Minnie Woodworth, daugh- 
ter of Cyrenus and Charlotte (Norton) Woodworth, (he 
had two boys and a girl by first wife and a boy and a girl 

by his second) ; Oliver, married Roe, daughter of 

John Roe, (one daughter) ; Caleb W., married (1) Achsah 
Eadie, daughter of John W. and Abigail (Doty) Eadie, and 
(2) in Illinois, where he resides, (two sons and a daughter 
by first wife and several children by second) ; Benjamin, 

married Carrie Churchell, daughter of James and 

(Carr) Churchell, residence Onondaga Valley, N. Y. (one 
daughter) ; Jason, married in Illinois, where he resides; 
LaFayette, married Amelia Pratt, resides in Illinois ; Olive 
C, died young in 1838; Olive (2) married William Kellogg; 
Helen, married George Burroughs, son of John P. and Eliza 
(Lowery) Burroughs; Anice, married Chester Sharp and 
moved to Michigan.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Catherine M. (Merry), wife of Chauncey Churchill, 
Born in 1812, died in 1865. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Olive C. Churchill, dauhter of Chauncey and Catherine 
M. Merry) Churchill. Bora in February and died in Mav 
1838. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Carlie (Eadie), wife of Sylvenus A. Churchill. Died 

September 2, 1S88, age 44 years. 

(She was a daughter of John W. and Abigail (Doty) 

Eadie.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Achsah Eadie, wife of Caleb W. Churchill. Died August 
11, 1882, age 32 years. 

" Asleep in Jesus." 

(Cold Brook.) 
CLARK. 

John G. Clark. Died October 7, 1855, in his 50th year. 
(He married a Town.) 

(Cold Brook.) 



SPAFFCRD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 63 

Ann, wife of Richard Clark. Died April 5, 1860, age 54 
years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Elvira, wife of John Clark. Died April 7, 1864, age 34 
years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Asa G. Clark, (son of Amasa P. Clark.) Enlisted at 
Albion, N. Y., July 15, 1862, in Co. " C," 4th N. Y. Heavy 
Artillery, and was killed at the Battle of Reams Station, Va. 
August 25, 1864, age 27 years. 
" No bugle call now disturbs the weary one; 
Rest noble spirit in thy grave unknown. 
We will find and know you among the good and true, 
When the Robe of White is given for the coat of blue.'" 

(Borodino.) 



CLEVELAND. 

Benajah Cleveland. Died December 18, 1862, age 73 
years, 10 months, 20 days. 

(He married Mary Clark and by her had : John, mar- 
ried Caroline Doty, daughter of Willard and Achsah 
(Bacon) Doty, dead; Lydia S., married William S. Smith, 
son of Ira and Ruth Smith; Mary, married Charles H. 
Ferry, son of Chester and Saba (Buffington) Ferry; Emily, 
married Lansing Sheldon, son of Caleb and Lillis (Howard) 
Sheldon, she is dead and buried in Oakwood Cemetery, and 
he resides in Syracuse, N. Y. ; and Martin H., died March 
20, 1838. at 4 years.) 

(Borodino.) 

Mary Clark, wife of Benajah Cleveland. Died April 19, 
1883, age 86 years, 1 month, 2 days. 

(Borodino.) 

Martin H., son of Benejah and Mary (Clark) Cleveland. 
Died March 20, 1838, age 4 years, 2 months. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

COBB. 

In memory of Elizabeth, wife of Caleb Cobb, who died 
September 26, 1827, age 39 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



04 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

COE. 

Almena A. Coe, wife of Ira Coe. Died January 27, 
1843, age 42 years. 

(Ira Coe, from 1823 to 1839, owned lands on lot 10, 
Sempronius.) 

(Borodino.) 
Coe, Edward B., son of Ira and Almena A. Coe. Died 
January, 1837, age 1 year, 2 months. 

(Borodino.) 

COLE. 

Electa A., daughter of Easton and Polly (Lewis) Cole. 
Died January 2, 1838, age 20 years, 8 months, 22 days. 
" Weep not for me, my parents dear, 

Because I leave your arms; 

My work is done, I am going home 

To feast in Jesus' arms." 
(Easton Cole, son of Ebenezer and Chloe (Easton) Cole, 
and grandson of Samuel and Anne Cole, born at Foster, 
R. I., married Polly Lewis, daughter of Joseph and Mary 
(Stanton) Lewis, at Foster, R. I., December 6, 1807, and by 
her had children: Nelson, married (1) Sarah Savage, and 
(2) Amy Vincent, daughter of Michael and Amy Vincent, 

formerly of Scott, N. Y., and (3) Babcock, he 

died in Michigan ; Susan, married Asa B. Knoble, died in 
Michigan; Purlina, died unmarried in Michigan; Electa, 
died young in Spafford; Joseph Lewis, married (1) Philura 
Lyon, daughter of David T. and Harriet (Arnold) Lyon, (2) 
Julia Wilson, widow of Dr. John E. Lyon, and (3) Julia A. 
McDaniels, daughter of John and Polly (Hankins) Mc- 
Daniels, resides in Spafford, X. Y. ; Lauren, married and 
died in Michigan ; John S., married Esther Medissa Burdick, 
daughter of Russel M. and Esther (Whiting) Burdick, she 
died in Michigan and he now resides in Norville, Jackson 
Co., Michigan; and Porter P., married Dorleska Burdick, 
daughter of Russel M. and Esther (Whiting) Burdick, 
resides in Brooklin, Mich. 

Easton Cole, his wife and family, excepting Joseph L., 
all moved to Michigan many years ago, and he and his wife 
died there.) 

(Lewis Yard.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 65 

Philura (Lyon) Cole, (first wife of Joseph L. Cole). 
Died May 4, 1872, ape 53 years. 

" Thou art gone loving mother, 
Where the weary are at rest." 
(She was a daughter of David T. and Harriet (Arnold) 
Lyon.) 

(Spafford.) 
Cassius E., son of Joseph L. and Philura (Lyon) Cole. 
Died October 17, 1848, age 3 years, 5 months, 2 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Charles E., son of Joseph L. and Philura (Lyon) Cole. 
Died May 7, 1851, age 8 months, 9 days. 

(Spafford.) 
J. Bardett, son of John T. and Esther Medissa (Burdiek) 
Cole. Died January 2, 1852 age 11 days. 

" Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest, 
God called thee home when he thought best." 

(Spafford.) 
Joseph Cole, who in 1835 purchased land at " Spafford 
Corners," on Lot 21, Tully. was a half brother of Easton 
Cole, and came from Foster, R. I. His first wife was an 
Arnold and his second was Mercy, who came to this toAvn 
with the Biddlecoms. He had two children : Silas, who 
married a Miss Nostrant of Preble, N. Y. ; and Amanda, who 
married Russel Cook, son of Joseph and Mary Cook, of Fal- 
mouth, England. The whole family moved to Michigan, 
and all the older members of it died there. 

COLLINS. 

John Collins, M. D. (son of John and Lucy (Burdiek 
Collins). Born February 10, 1804. died August 15, 1853. 

(" D;\ John Collins was born in Brookfic-ld, Madison 
Co., New York; graduated from Hamilton Academy, and 
from the Medical College at Castleton, Vt, in 1829; came 
to Spafford in 1830, and practiced medicine there until his 
decease. On his paternal side he was of the seventh gener- 
ation, in a continuous line of succession of Johns from 
Henry, starchmaker, and Ann, his wife, who came in the 
ship " Abigail," with their three children and five servants, 
June 29, 1635, from Stepney Parish, London, England, and 
settled in Essex Street, Lynn, Essex Co., Mass. 



66 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Henry Collins was possessed of property, was a man of 
influence and more than ordinary intelligence, and his name 
is often spoken of in connection with the early transactions 
of Essex County. He was at one time a member of the 
General Court; was one of the men in charge of the public 
lands, and bis name on one or two occasions is spoken of as 
an advocate, employed in the defense of persons tried in 
Court for public offenses. By his wife, Ann, he had four 
children: Henry, John, Margery, and Joseph; the latter 
probably bom on shipboard during- the passage to America, 
as his name is not mentioned in the Custom House Clear- 
ance bill, or in public records of Essex County. 

John Collins (son of Henry and Ann), was a ship owner, 
and was lost at sea with a son bearing his name. By his 
wife, Abigail Johnson, he had sixteen children, Mary, John, 
Samuel, Abigail, John, Joseph, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Mary, 
Daniel, Nathaniel, Hannah, Sarah, Lois, Alice and William, 
twelve of whom survived him. The name of the youngest, 
a young child still in the arms of the mother, was on the 
death of the father changed by her from William to John 
and afterwards was so called. 

This John Collins, who was a Quaker, married Susanna 
Daggett and, probably on account of religious persecution, 
moved to Rhode Island, and with five others took up a tract 
of 3,000 acres of wild land, in what is now the northeastern 
part of the town of Hopkinton, Washington Co. 

Of Susanna Daggett, who was born in Saco, Me., tradi- 
tion has handed down this stoiy, which years ago found its 
way into print. When a small child, she was taken to the 
wigwam of an Indian Chief by his squaw, who found her 
lost in the woods. Late at night the Chief, returning home, 
told the squaw of a plan to exterminate the whites. She 
cautioned him, saying there was a little pale face sleeping 
in a bed of skins in the wigwam. The Chief then told her 
the child must die, to which she remonstrated, saying that 
she had promised to take her home in the morning. The 
Chief, passing a firebrand over the face of Susanna and 
observing no signs of consciousness, spared her life, and she 
was able afterwards to give her friends timely warning of 
the plans of the Indians. From John and Susanna are 
descended a large share of the numerous Collins families 
who have resided or originated in Washington Co., R. I. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 67 

Their descendants have been scattered to all parts of the 
Northern States, and everywhere have been classed among 
the reputable men and women, in the communities in which 
they have resided. They have been represented in all pro- 
fessions and business pursuits, and notwithstanding the 
Quaker stock, in times of war have contributed generously 
of their numbers to the armies and navies of the United 
States. This John Collins, by his wife Susanna, had ten 
children : Rebecca, Hazekiah, Sarah, Jedediah, Lydia, John, 
Ebenezer, Benjamin, Samuel, and Abigail of whom: 

John Collins, the great grandfather of the subject of this 
sketch, was a Quaker preacher of unusual talents, and great 
power and influence in the denomination to which he be- 
longed. According to the custom of this sect his remains 
and that of his wife, Mehitable Elizabeth Bowen, now repose 
in unmarked graves, in the " burial yard " near the little 
Quaker Church one mile west of the Village of Hopkinton, 
R. I. To John and Mehitable were born nine children, six 
in Hopkinton, and three of the youngest in the town of Ston- 
ington, Conn.: John, Susannah, Amos, Benjamin, Samuel, 
Sarah, Abigail, Stephen and Ruth. 

John Collins, the first born of John and Mehitable, had 
a large family of children; by his first wife, Mary, he had: 
Mary, John, Mehitable, Stephen, Samuel and Daniel. The 
last named : 

John Collins, born at Hopkinton, R. I., April 18, 1771, 
moved to Brookfield, Madison Co., N. Y., before 1796, with a 
party of first settlers in that town, from Washington Co., 
R. I., and Stonington, Conn. After arriving in Brookfield 
he was united in marriage with Lucy Burdick, daughter of 
Thompson and (Tabitha (Wilcox) Burdick, another first 
settler from Stonington, Conn., and a Revolutionary soldier 
in the 1st Regt. of Continentals of the Rhode Island Line. 
Lucy Burdick, wife of John Collins, was of the fifth genera- 
tion by descent from Robert Burdick, one of the first 
settlers in the town of Westerly, R. I., and one of the first 
Deputies for that town in the General Court of Rhode Island. 
He came from England between 1633 and 1650, and prior 
to coming to Westerly, was a freeman in Newport, R. I. 
By his wife Lucy Burdick. John Collins had eleven children, 
all born in Brookfield, N. Y., as follows : Lucy, born August 
30, 1798, died October 17, 1798; Polly, born October 20, 



68 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

1799, died August 9, 1875, at Unadilla Forks, N Y un- 
married; Betsey, born April 12, 1801, died May 2 1813 
married William Patenter, October 12, 1829; John born 
February 10, 1804, died August 15, 1853, married Marv Ann 
Roundy, daughter of Capt. Asahel and Hannah (Weston) 
Roundy, widow still living, 1899, with her son, Capt. George 
K. Collins, in Syracuse, N. Y. ; Oliver, born August 8. 1805 
died m Ohio, leaving him surviving two sons and a daughter' 
among whom is Hon. A. P. Collins, President of the Wes- 
leyan College of Salina, Kansas; Alvin, bom April 19, 1807 
died March 23, 1811; Nancy, born May 27, 1809, died April" 
16, 1875, married William Lewis March 4, 1830; William 
born June 1, 1811. died March 5. 1878. at Unadilla Forks' 
N.Y., married (1) Esther Spicer, (2) Susand Crandall. and 
(3) Emelme Knapp, daughter of Elijah and Betsey (Bur- 
dick) Knapp, the latter residing 1S99. in Spafford' X Y • 
Henry, born July 14, 1815. killed in 1864 by Rebels in 
Missouri, married Lucinda Wheeler; Lydia Ann, born 
August 15, 1820, died in Niles, Mich., married (1) John 
Orton, son of Osmer and Rachel (Fisher) Orton and (?) 
Elihu Fisher, son of Dakin and Sally (Youst) Fisher- 
Samuel, born March 17, 1822, married Marv Yaw. John 
Collins and his wife, Lucy Burdick, were buried at Unadilla 
Forks, N. Y. 

Dr. John Collins, by his wife Mary Ann Roundy, had the 
following children : Albert, born April 1, 1834, died 4pril 
12, 1834; Lucy, born May 27, 1835, died June 8, 1836- 
George Knapp, born April 15, 1837, married June 9 185s' 
Catherine Sager, daughter of Jacob and Rebecca Smith 
(Grote) Sager, attorney and counsellor at law, resides at 
Syracuse, N. Y. (five children) : Charles, born December 
14, 1841, died July 5, 1813; Henry, born 1844, died 1844- 
John Asahel, born July 17, 1845, died August, 1900, married 
February 18. 1862, Eliza Button, at South Hollow V Y ■ 
Edwin, born May 19, 1817, died July 22, 1849 and Frank' 
bom April 27, 1S50. married Julia Hoker, January T> 
1874 residence, Syracuse, X. Y. (Spafford.)' 

Albert, 1834-1834. Henrv, 1844-1844 

Lucy, 1835-1836. Edwin, 1817-1810 

Charles, 1841-1S43. 
Children of John and Mary Ann (Roundy) Collins. 

(Spafford.) 



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COLTON. 

Gideon Colton. Died September 10, 1832, age 70 years, 
3 months, 2 days. 

(Gideon Colton came to this town from Whitestown, 
Oneida County. N. Y., and settled on one hundred acres in 
the northeast corner of lot 10, Sempronius, which he pur- 
chased from Nicholas Fish, the soldier who drew that lot, 
January 17, 1806. He probably came to Whitestown from 
Vermont, and perhaps earlier from the State of Massachu- 
setts. By his wife, Rhoda Fowler, who was buried in Boro- 
dino Cemetery, he had two children : Alanson, bom Decem- 
ber 18. 1813, died April 27. 1885. married Charity Ide, 
daughter of Rev. Ropers and Esther Ide ; and Harriet, born 
January 2, 1812, died January 13, 1871, married Henry Ide, 
son of Rev. Rogers and Esther Ide. 

(Nunnery.) 

Rhoda Fowler, (wife of Gideon Colton). Died April 9, 
1842, age 65 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Alanson E. Colton, (son of Gideon and Rhoda (Fowler) 
Colton.) Born December 18, 1913. died April 27, 1885. 

(In the application for letters of administration upon 
his estate, dated February 23, 1886. mention is made of his 
widow, Charity (Ide) Colton; and his children: Hiram A., 
married Sarah Van Allen; Henritte, married Mark Harvey; 
Frank, married a Harris; Harriet, married Wiltsie of Mar- 
cellus; Eudora, married Henry I. Haight of Spafforcl; and 
David Colton, married Mason, dautrhter of John L. and 
Phebe (Newell) Mason, all of full age.) 

Charity Ide, his wife, 1814-1901. 

(Borodino.) 

COOK. 

Elnora, daughter of Russel and Amanda (Cole) Cook. 
Died October 21, 1843, age 2 months, 4 clays. 

(Russel Cook, son of Joseph and Mary Cook, born in 
Springfield, N. Y., married Amanda Cole, daughter of 
Joseph Cole, half brother of Easton Cole. His father and 
mother, Joseph and Mary Cook, came to this country from 
-Falmouth, Cornwall -Go., -England, settled^ in- Springfield, 
N. Y., and had a large family of children, among whom 

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70 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

were: Mary, bom in Falmouth, England, married Russei 
Tinkham, son of Daniel and Ada (Winsor) Tinkham; Pea- 
body; Elliott; Russei, married Amanda Cole, both died in 
Michigan; Lovedy, married Zenas Tinkham, son of Daniel 
and Ada (Winsor) Tinkham; Susan, married Mr. Curtis; 
Charlotte, married John R. Connie; Fanny, married Mr. 
Benson; Isabel, married Erastus Stark. All of this 
family, except Mrs. Russei Tinkham, so far as known, moved 
to Michigan, and most of them died there.) 

(Spafford.) 

CONKLIN. 

Samuel Conklin. Died November 22, 1839, age 73 
years. 

" 'Tis finished, 'tis done, the spirit has fled, 
The prisoner is gone, the Christian is dead, 
The Christian is living through Jesus love, 
And gladly receiving a kingdom above." 
(Samuel Conklin settled on Lot 76, Marcellus, before 
December 22, 1796, on which day he received a deed of 109 
acres of land in the northwest corner of that lot, from Gil- 
bert Palmer the first settler within the present limits of this 
town. His first wife was Elizabeth, and after her decease 
in 1821, he married the widow Converse of Onondaga, but 
had no issue by either marriage.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Conklin. Departed this life 
April 1, 1821, age 58 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

COON. 

David Coon. Died August 16, 1857, age 80 years, 1 
month, 22 days. 

(David Coon, born in Saratoga County, N. Y., married 
(1) Phebe Van Camp, born in Cayuga County, N. Y., and 
died in Skaneateles, N. Y., and (2) Elizabeth Nye, born in 
Saratoga Co., N. Y., and died in Spafford. His children 
were: Polly, died in Skaneateles; Parmelia, died in Skan- 
eateles; Ruth, married Edwin S. Edwards, both dead, and 
buried in this cemetery, (no stone) ; Betsey, died in Cayuga 
County; Sylvia, died in Skaneateles; James Van Rensselaer, 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 71 

died in Michigan ; Phebe, died in Pennsylvania ; Catherine, 
died in Lysander, N. Y. ; and Samuel, died in Skaneateles, 
N. Y. David Coon and his son, Van Rensselaer, were both 
harness makers by trade.) 

(Spafford.) 
James Coon. Died November 16, 1817, age 38 years. 
(His wife's name was Olive.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Olive, daughter of James and Olive Coon. Died October 
31, 1838, age 28 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Atlanta, daughter of James and Olive Coon. Died Feb- 
ruary 2, 1842, age 26 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

COPP. 

Timothy Copp. Died March 24, 1836, age 81 years. 

(In his will, dated May 1, 1835, and probated August 
10, 1837, mention is made of his wife, Patience Copp, and 
of his children : Jesse of Skaneateles, N. Y. ; Isabella Han- 
sen, wife of John B. Hansen of Lysander, N. Y. ; Sally Enos, 
wife of James Enos of Allegany Co., N. Y. ; Daniel ; Rebecca 
Wood, wife of Orry Wood ; Anna Coville, wife of Jonathan 
Coville; Lovina Coville, wife of Elisha Coville; John E.; 
Timothy D. ; Sally Ann Benedict, wife of Odin Benedict; and 
Alcina Baldwin, wife of Philander Baldwin, each of Chau- 
tauqua County, N. Y. ; and Thomas Copp of Spafford, N. Y., 
all of full age.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Derinda, daughter of John and Mary Copp, died January 
18, 1824, in 17th year. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

CORNELL 

Pardon, son of William and Hannah (Green) Cornell. 
Died November 11, 1844, age 5 years, 29 days. 

(William W. Cornell, son of Pardon and Candace (Otis) 
Cornell, married Hannah Green, daughter of John Green. 
Pardon Cornell was a teacher, and supposed to be a son of 
William D. Cornell, who died January 3, 1866, at the age of 
80 years, and was buried in Borodino Cemetery. He and 
his brother William moved to Michigan. By his wife, Can- 



7? ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

dace Otis, he had the following children : Cynthia Ann ; 
Jane; William W., married Hannah Green, daughter of John 
Green ; Blakely and Pardon. 

(Spafford.) 

William D. Cornell. Died January 3, 1866, age 80 years. 

(His wife was Jane . He is supposed to be 

the father of Pardon and William Cornell, who moved to 
Michigan.) 

(Borodino.) 

John Cornell, of a different family, resided on the " Side 
Hill." He married Miranda Cady, and by her had the fol- 
lowing children : James Cornell, he died at Cedar Springs, 
Kent Co., Mich., February 22, 1894, age 56 years; Mary Ann, 
married Simon B. Wallace, son of Daniel and Caroline (Mar- 
shall) Wallace, resides at Borodino, N. Y. ; and Adelia, 
married William Quick, son of William Quick from London, 
England, resides at Navarino, N. Y. 

COWAN. 

John William, son of Thomas M. and Keziah D. Cowan. 
Died June 11, 1843, age 6 years, 11 months, 13 days. 

(Borodino.) 
David H. Cowan. Born in 1838, died in 1887. 
(He married Biancy E. Crane, daughter of George W. 
and Mary Ann Crane. Their children were: George 
Thomas, married Nora Woodworth, daughter of Alio and 
Emma (Bacon) Woodworth; Flora B., married Charles M. 
Davis, son of John Davis; Nora M., now residing in Spaf- 
ford, N. Y., unmarried; and Lena K. Cowan, died young. 
The Cowan family came to this town from Cambridge, 
Washington Co., N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 
Biancy E. (Crane), wife of David H. Cowan. Living 
ing in 1899. 

(Borodino.) 
Lena K., daughter of David H. and Biancy E. (Crane) 
Cowan. Died October 4, 1881, age 1 year, 8 months, 12 
days. 

" This sweetest bud of earth so fair, 
Has gone to Heaven to blossom there." 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFOED MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 73 

COWLES. 

Harriet S. (Smith), wife of Ebenezer Corning Cowles. 
Died December 25, 1871, age 43 years, 1 month, 11 days. 

(Ebenezer Corning Cowles, son of Ebenezer and Lydia 
(King) Cowles, married Harriet S. Smith, daughter of Jared 
Smith. He was one of the famous "Cowles' Triplets," who 
formerly resided at the head of Otisco Lake, in Otisco 
Hollow, N. Y., Ebenezer Corning, Cornelia, and Cordelia 
Cowles. After the decease of his wife, Harriet S. Smith, 
he moved to Lawrence, Kansas, where he married a second 
time. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

COX. 

David, born September 30, 1821, died December 4, 1831. 

Harriet, born May 9, 1827, died August 8, 1833. 

Children of Silas and Abigail R. (Spaulding) Cox. 

(Silas Cox came to Spafford on or before 1819, and 
settled on lots 12 and 14, Sempronius, where he remained 
until 1825; he then bought the farm at Spafford Corners 
owned by John Babcock, on Lot 21, Tully, afterwards owned 
by Dr. John Collins, and resided there until about 1835 or 6. 
He then moved into the town of Otisco, N. Y. From Otisco 
he moved to Battle Creek, Mich., and died there July 29, 
1855. He married February 4, 1815, Abigail Rowland 
Spaulding, daughter of David and Ruth (Clare) Spaulding, 
and sister of Ann Spaulding (teacher), who married George 
Spaulding of Borodino. N. Y.; she died August 12, 1864. 
Besides the foregoing infant children, Mr. Cox had by his 
wife, Abigail R. Spaulding, the following additional chil- 
dren : Ruth, married Dr. Simeon French, she is dead and 
Dr. French was living 1898, at Battle Creek, Mich., at the 
age of 82 years; Susan, married Rev. Mr. Gardner, resides 
at Battle Creek, Mich.; Edward, moved to Michigan; 
Adeline, residing at Battle Creek, Mich. The descent 
of Mrs. Cox through the Spaulding Line is as follows: 
Edward, Benjamin, Edward, Benjamin, Asa, David, 
Abigail.) 

(Spafford.) 



74 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION* 

CRAIG. 
William H. Craig (son of John and Polly Craig). Born 
August 18, 1818, died November 2, 1S90. 

" Gone but not forgotten." 
(William H. Craig was born in Wells, Hamilton Co., 
N. Y. He first settled in Truxton, where he married 
Hannah Hollenbeck, and by her had four children. She died 
in 1852, and he then married Phebe Ann Brown, daughter 
of Jacob and Deborah (Morris) Brown, and by her had four 
more children, making eight in all. In 1854 he moved from 
Truxton to Glenville, and from there to Cold Brook, in the 
town of Spafford in 1867. He remained at the latter place 
until the time of his decease. Among his children, who have 
resided in Spafford, are: Esther A., married William H. 
Brown, son of Jacob and Deborah (Morris) Brown, resides 
in Spafford. head of Buck Tail Road ; Abram, married Mary 
J. Randall, daughter of Robert and Mary Ann (Fay) Ran- 
dall, (he has four children) : William, married Jennie Weeks 
and has two children, Olive E. and Ralph; Ella J.; Robert, 
and Mary E.) ; Wesley, married (1) Amy Randall, daughter 
of Silas and Anna (Alvord) Randall, and (2) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Horace, infant son of William H. and Phebe (Brown) 
Craig. Died February 1, 1856. (Cold Brook.) 

CRANE. 
Stephen Crane. Born 1775. Died May 17, 1851. 

" Gone but not forgotten." 
(He married Elsie Grinnell and by her had: George 

W., married Mary Ann ; Samuel, married (1) 

Almira L. Bishop; (2) Parthena Hutchens, widow of Lewis 
B. Marshall and daughter of Col. Phineas and Betsey 
(Bocker) Hutchens, and (3) Catherine Shaw, daughter of 
James Shaw of Spafford Hollow; and Harriet, who died 
single.) (Spafford.) 

Else (Grinnell), wife of Stephen Crane. Died March 
12, 1844, age 67 years. 

" I have fought a good fight. 
I have finished my course, 
I have kept the faith." 

2 Timothy 4 :7. 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 75 

Harriet Crane, daughter of Stephen and Else (Grinnell) 
Crane. Died June 10, 1S65, age 44 years, 11 months, 11 
days. 

(She died single.) 

(Spafford.) 

George W. Crane, (son of Stephen and Else (Grinnell) 
Crane) . Died February 26, 1879, age 67 years, 7 months, 
16 days. (No stone.) 

(In his will, dated May 18, 1878, and probated in 1879, 
mention is made of his wife, Mary Ann Crane, and his chil- 
dren: Moses, married Margaret ; Rebecca Holmes, 

wife of John Holmes; Biancy Cowan, wife of David H. 
Cowan; Lucinda Streeter, wife of George Streeter, and 
Lovilla Purchase, wife of Charles H. Purchase.) 

(Borodino.) 

Mary A., wife of George W. Crane. Died December 22, 
1885, age 71 years, 1 month, 9 days. 

(Borodino.) 

Samuel Crane, (son of Stephen and Else (Grinnell) 
Crane) . Died June 10, 1887, age 72 years. 

(Borodino.) 

CROSS. 

In memory of Abigail, wife of Joseph Cross, who died 
February 3, 1829, age 73 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Truman Cross. Died November 17, 1842, age 34 years 
1 month. 

" Go home, dear wife, dry up your tears, 
I must lie here 'till Christ appears. 
I trust we soon shall meet again 
To celebrate redeeming love." 
(He married Emma Legg, daughter of Capt. Otis and 
Polly (Sabin) Legg, and by her had one son Otis, who mar- 
ried Hortense Ide, daughter of Henry and Harriet (Colton) 
Ide, late of Borodino, N. Y. After the decease of Mr. Cross 
his widow, Emma, married Jonathan Woodworth, son of 
James and Hannah (Fish) Woodworth. She and her 
second husband are now deceased.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Otis Cross, (son of Truman and Emma (Legg) Cross). 
Born in 1840, died in 1892. 



76 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(He married Hortense Ide, daughter of Henry and Har- 
riet (Colton) Ide, and by her had one son, Frank Cross, 
married Ida Hicks. October 2, 1889, and resides in Syracuse, 
N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 
Hortense Ide, wife of Otis Cross. Bora in 1836. 
(Still living-, Borodino, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

CULVER. 

Helen E., daughter of Nathan and Amanda (Skellie) 
Culver. Died March 3, 1853. 

(Nathan Culver, son of Moses and Amy (Boughton) 
Culver, was born in Cambridge, Washington Co., N. Y., he 
married Amanda Skellie, daughter of William I. and Eliza- j 
beth (Boughton) Skellie, and came to Spafford about 1844, < 
and resided there and in the Village of Scott for a number | 
of years, and finally settled in Syracuse, where he died; ! 
(buried in Oakwood Cemetery, in that city) . Besides him- j 
self, his father and mother had other children, as follows: 
Andrew, twice married and lived and died in Cambridge, 
N. Y. ; Maria, married James Donahue, moved to Brooklyn, 
N. Y., and finally lived and died in Vermont; Azor, married 
Caroline Pratt, and resided in Lyons, N. Y. ; Rhoda, married 
David Doagg (Scotch) and moved to Washington Territory; 
Mary Ann, married Mr. Hornbeck and resided in Vermont; 
and three others, who died young. 

Nathan Culver, by his wife, Amanda Skellie, had the 
following children: Elizabeth, died young in Cambridge, 
N. Y. ; Helen E., died young in Spafford; Eva A., living 
unmarried in Syracuse, N. Y. ; Oscar W. Culver, living 
unmarried in Syracuse (letter carrier.) 

(Spafford.) 

CURTIS. 

Peter Curtis, son of Eli Curtis. Died September 9, 1SG0, 
age 43 years. 

" He is gone but not forgotten." 
(He married Clara Marisa Churchill, daughter of Alvin 
and Sally (Seeley) Churchill.) 

(Cold Brook.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 77 

Leonidas M., son of Peter and Marisa (Churchill) 
Curtis. Died February 3, 1860, age 2 years, 6 months, 19 
days. 

" So do our treasures ever die." 

(Cold Brook.) 

DARBEY. 

Squire Darbey, son of Truman Darbey. Died February 
20, 1851, age 28 years, 10 days. 

(Mr. Truman Darbey lived on the west side of Spafford 
Hollow, a short distance south of the head of Otisco Lake. 
Besides his son, Squire, he had a daughter Rebecca, who 
married James R. Williamson, son of James B. and Charity 
(Rainey) Williamson.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

DARLING. 

Joseph Darling. Bora November 11, 1806, died May 6, 
1895. 

(He married Polly Spaulding.) 

(Borodino.) 
Polly Spaulding, wife of Joseph Darling. Bom August 
16, 1822, died September 28, 1876. 

(Borodino.) 
Hiram Linus Darling, (son of Jacob W. and Mary H. 
(Buffington) Darling.) Died November 1, 1874, age 48 
years. 

" Good night dear friends, nay do not weep, 
I am weary now and want to sleep ; 
But I shall wake with the morning light of day 
Eternal ; good night, good night." 
(Jacob Darling, commonly called Elder Darling, was a 
Free Will Eaptist minister. He came to Spafford early and 
was first known as a teacher. He attended the Free Will 
Baptist Church, presided over by Elder John Gould, which 
then had its place of worship near the school house, on the 
hill east of Spafford Corners. After the Mormon exodus, 
which materially affected the membership of this church, 
Elder Darling came forward as a leader, and ministered 
over the remaining membership for many years thereafter. 
About 1827, he settled on a farm on the west side of the 



78 »NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Homer and Skaneateles road, on Lot 12, Sempronius, and 
remained there until about 1855 or 6. He then moved to 
Virgil, Cortland Co., and soon after to Caroline, Tompkins 
Co., both in this State. By his wife, Mary H. Buffing-ton, 
he had the following- children : Hiram Linus, married Annie 
Eliza Holmes, daughter of John and Lydia (Barnes) 
Holmes; James H., of Waverly, Van Buren Co., Mich.; 
Francis A., of Eleroy, Stevenson Co.. 111.; Eugene M., of 
Luveme, Rock Co., Minn.; Harriet D. Cox, of Leseur, Minn.; 
Helen M. Miller, of Lanar, Carroll Co., 111.; Ella L. and 
Carrie A. Darling, of Freeport, Stevenson Co., Illinois. 
Elder Darling was deceased at the time of the death of his 
son Linus, and his widow was then residing at Eleroy, Stev- 
enson Co., 111., and his children as above stated. His son, 
Linus, was by profession a dentist, but was also a respect- 
able practitioner of law among his friends and acquaint- 
ances. He was never admitted to practice in the higher 
Coui-ts of the State, but in Justice Court he was generally 
recognized as a competent practitioner. He left no issue of 
his marriage with Miss Holmes, who survived him.) 

(Borodino.) 
Annie Eliza (Holmes), wife of H. Linus Darling. Died 
June 30, 1892, age 65 years, 5 months. 

" My trust is in Jesus." 

(Borodino.) 
DAVIS. 

Elias Davis. Bom in 1763, died June 17, 1851, age 88 
years. (No stone.) 

(Elias Davis was one of the first settlers in this town, 
to which he came in 1806, in a boat from Skaneateles, where 
he first settled in 1S03. The deed of his farm of 200 acres, 
(in the southwest corner of lot 14, Sempronius) , was dated 
April 27, 1812, but in this he is described as a resident ol 
Spafford, showing that he was already residing on the land, 
which he probably held under a contract of much earlier 
date. He is claimed to have been buried in this burial yard, 
by the side of his wife Freelove, although no stone marks 
his last resting place. By his wife Freelove he had the 
following children: Nancy, married William Harris; Col. 
Lewis C, married (1) Margaret Fisher, daughter of Amos 
and Margaret Fisher, and (2) Mary R. Pressey, daughter 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 7£> 

of Moses Pressey ; Capt. John, married Sybel ; and 

Julia, married a Mr. Canfield.) 

(Davis Yard.) 

Freelove, wife of Elias Davis. Died August 20, 1840, 
age 72 years, 1 month, 21 days. 

(Davis Yard.) 

In memory of Capt. John Davis, (son of Elias and 
Freelove Davis.) 

Who died after an illness of one hour. Died in a fit at 
Onondaga, on the 27th day of May, 1829, aged 33 years, 2 
months, 13 days. 

(In the application of his wife Sybel, June 23, 1829, for 
letters of administration upon his estate, no mention is 
made of any children of the deceased.) 

(Davis Yard.) 

Col. Lewis C. Davis, (son of Elias and Freelove Davis) . 
Died May 7, 1853, age 63 years, 1 month, 12 days. 

(He married (1) Margaret Fisher, daughter of Amos 
and Margaret Fisher, and (2) Mary R. Pressey, daughter 
of Moses Pressey. In the petition for letters of administra- 
tion upon his estate, by his widow Mary R. (Pressey) Davis, 
dated May 13, 1853, mention is made of the following chil- 
dren : Joline, of Spafford, N. Y. ; Laurette, wife of Ben- 
jamin Wallace of Niles, Cayuga County, N. Y. ; John C, 
married Maria Arvilla Conine, daughter of Richard Conine, 
of Preble. N. Y.; Lewis B., of Spafford; Rhoda, wife of 
Richard Van Vranken of Geddes, N. Y. ; Moses J., of Spaf- 
ford ; Van Buren, married a Miss Hathaway and moved to 
Dakota; Porter; Mary E.; Prery; Emeline A.; Orlanda, and 
Julia E. Davis, all of Spafford, N. Y. Judson Davis, an 
older son of Lewis C. Davis, married Elizabeth Spaulding, 
daughter of David and Lucy Carry Spaulding; he moved to 
Missouri and died there. As he is not named in this peti- 
tion he may have been dead at that time.) 

(Davis Yard.) 

In memory of Margaret (Fisher) , wife of Lewis C. 
Davis. Died October 26, 1833, age 41 years, 26 days. 

(Davis Yard.) 

Peiiina Davis, (daughter of Judson and Elizabeth 
(Spaulding) Davis). Died August 28, 1849, age 6 years, 
1 month. 



SO ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(Judson Davis was a son of Col. Lewis C. and Margaret 
(Fisher) Davis.) 

(Davis Yard.) 
Jefferson Davis, (son of Judson and Elizabeth (Spauld- 
ing) Davis). Died May 21, 1849, age 4 years 2 months, 25 
days. 

(Davis Yard.) 
Byron Davis, (son of Judson and Elizabeth (Spaulding) 
Davis). Died August 26, 1849, age 2 years, 4 months, 23 
days. 

(Davis Yard.) 
Porter Davis, (son of Col. Lewis C. and Mary (Pressey) 
Davis), Co. "F," 122 Regt., N. Y. V., Civil War. * Died April 
17, 1889, age 49 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Zebulon R. Davis. Died May 23. 1871, age 71 years. 
" Though lost to sight to memory dear." 

(Borodino.) 
(Mr. Davis married first Hannah Ames, and second, 
Polly Gale, daughter of John and Martha Gale of Spafford, 
N. Y. He and his first wife were from Washing-ton Co., 
N. Y., and first settled in Marietta. N. Y. From there chey 
moved to Skaneateles, and thence to Thom Hill, where his 
first wife died and was buried. At the time of his decease 
he and his second wife were residing with his daughter, 
Mrs. John Maxson, in Cold Brook. He had no issue by his 
second wife.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Hannah (Ames), wife of Zebulon Davis. Died August 
25, 1835, age 31 years. 

(Thom Hill.) 
Polly (Gale), wife of Zebulon Davis. Died December 
24, 1869. age 76 years. 

" Mother, we miss thee." 

(Cold Brook.) 
Farrand, son of Zebulon and Hannah (Ames) Davis. 
Died September 4, 1844, age 20 years, 2 months, 23 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Esther, wife of Farrand Davis. Died September 4, 
1865, age 89 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



srAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 81 

DEDRICK. 

William Dedrick. Died October 25, 1S55, age 61 years. 

(He came from Rhode Island, married Thurzy McCausey 
and by her had three children: William John, married 
(1) Sophronia E. Babcock, and (2) Sarah Lindsey; Eliza- 
beth, married Isaac Eglin; and Robert A., died unmarried. 
William Dedrick had a brother, Constant H. Dedrick, who 
died in Skaneateles after his decease. In his will, Constant 
mentions no wife or children, but the following: Thurzy, 
" widow of my brother William Dedrick, deceased, his son 
John, and his daughter Elizabeth Eglin, wife of Isaac 
Eglin." He also mentions the following : Sarah Bennett of 
Skaneateles; Helen A. Young, wife of Orsen Young; Sophia 
Stiles, wife of Ezra Stiles; and Minerva J. Vandenburgh, 
wife of John H. Vandenburgh.) 

(Borodino.) 

Note. — Hon. Sidney Smith, writing of Constant H. 
Dedrick, says : " Constant H. Dedrick had a wife, but no 
children. His wife probably died before his decease. 
Sarah Bennett was the daughter of Cephas and Stella 
(Kneeland) Bennett, Baptist Missionary to Burmah and 
grod daughter of the distinguished Baptist minister, Rev. 
Alfred Bennett of Homer, N. Y. She was sent to America 
and lived for a considerable time with the Dedricks. Sophia 
Stiles was a sister of this Dedricks' wife, and Helen A. 
Young and Minerva J. Vanderburgh were the daughters of 
Mrs. Stiles." 

Thurzy (McCausey), wife of William Dedrick. Died 
March 20, 1878, age 82 years, 7 months. 

. (Borodino.) 

Robert A., son of William and Thurzy (McCausey) 
Dedrick. Died October 28, 1850, age 30 years. 

• (Borodino.) 

William John Dedrick, (son of William and Thurzy 
(McCausey) Dedrick). Born February 26, 1822, died 

(Borodino.) 

Sophronia (Babcock), (wife of William John Dedrick). 
Died September 9, 1878, age 49 years. 8 months. 

(Borodino.) 

Sarah (Lindsey) , wife of (Wm.) John Dedrick. Born 
November 13, 1843, died December 24, 1893. 

(Borodino.) 



82 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

DERBYSHIRE. 

Mrs. Pruella, wife of Zacharia Derbyshire. Died August 
12, 1823, age 31 years. 7 months. 

" Death is a debt to nature due, 
Which I have paid and so must you." 
(Zacharia Derbyshire married for a second wife Hannah 
Williamson, daughter of Cornelius and Eliza (Ostrander) 
Williamson. 

(Spafford.) 
Mrs. Hannah (Williamson), wife of Zachariah Derby- 
shire. Died September 17, 1834, age 30 years, 3 months. 
17 days. 

" I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, 
I have kept the faith, thenceforth there is a crown of right- 
eousness 
Laid up for me which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, 
Shall give to me at that last day." 

< Spafford.) 
: James, son of Zachariah and Hannah (Williamson) 
Derbyshire. Died August 4, 1827, age 4 years, 4 days. 

(Spafford.) 

DERBIN. 

. . William Derbin, Private Co. " B," 3rd N. Y. Artillery. 
War 1861. Died June 25, 18S8, age 61 years. 
(Mr. Derbin was an Englishman.) 



(Thorn Hill.) 



DIBBLE. 



Fannie, daughter of Leroy A. and W. D. Dibble. Died 
April 2, 1865, age 1 year, 3 months. 

(Borodino.) 

DOOLITTLE. 

Warren Doolittle. Died August 6, 1884, age 72 years.) 
(Warren Doolittle was born in Wallingford, Conn.. 
September 13, 1812, and married Ruth L. Stacy of North 
Haven, Conn., October 5, 1834, and by her had four chil- 
dren: Gilbert M., born September 1, 1835, and died July 2, 
1843; Millicent C, born December 20, 1839, died January 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES S3 

25, 1840; Ellen M., born June 1, 1844; and Gilbert M., bom 
April 14, 1846. The two latter are now residing: at Boro- 
dino, N. Y. Mr. Doolittle, about 1840, moved from Walling- 
ford, where he was born ,to Hartwick. Otsego Co., N. Y., 
where he remained until the Fall of 1841, and then came to 
Borodino, where he remained until the time of his decease. 
Early in life he joined the Baptist Church in his native 
place, and after coming- to this town united with the First 
Baptist Church of Marcellus, at Thorn Hill, and there held 
the office of Deacon twenty-nine years. He was first a 
Democrat, but on the organization of the Republican party 
identified himself with that organization. He was an active 
and useful citizen, and generally respected. Mrs. Doolittle 
died in 1900.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Gilbert M., son of Warren and Ruth L. (Stacy) Doo- 
little. Born 1S35, died in 1843. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

DOTY. 

Sarah (Wood), wife of Warren Doty. Died July 31, 
1862, age 90 years, 2 months, 18 days. 

(Warren Doty, son of Samuel and Mercy Doty, was born 
at Saybrook, Conn., April 23, 176S, and died at Martins- 
burgh, Lewis Co., N. Y., in 1807. He Avas of the sixth 
generation, in line of descent from Edward Doty, who came 
to Plymouth, Mass., in 1620, in the ship " Mayflower," as 
follows: Edward, Edward, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel War- 
ren. (See Doty genealogy.) He married at Stephentown, 
N. Y. Sarah Wood, born at Cherry Valley, N. Y., March 
13, 1772, and by her had five children : Reuben, Diana, Silas, 
Willard and Mercy; of whom Williard only settled in this 
town.) 

(Spafford.) 

Willard Doty (son of Warren and Sarah (Wood) Doty. 
Died March 13, 1882, age S3 years, 8 months, 9 days. 

(He was born in Lowville, Lewis Co., N. Y., July 4, 179S, 
and came early to Spafford, where he married (1) Decem- 
ber 11, 1817, Achsah Bacon, daughter of Amos and Abigail 
(Cody) Bacon, and second, Sarah Jane Eliot, widow of 
David Ripley, and daughter of Elias and Charity (Warner) 
Eliot. He had no issue by his second wife, but by the first 



84 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

had: Abigail, bora December 11, 1818, married John W. 
Eadie, son of James and Martha (Smith) Eadie, March 15, 
1843; Warren, born January 21, 1821, married March 15, 
1813, Emily Tinkham, daughter of Russel and Mary (Cook)' 
Tinkham, (they had four children: Orlando, born March 
27, 1846, married March 27. 1S72, Maria Scribner. no living 
issue; Willard R., born June 18, 1847, married September 
15, 1859, Jennette Maxson, daughter of Henry (" Dork ") 
Maxson, has two children, Rollo and Nellie, the latter mar- 
ried William Barber; Mary A., bora March 6, 1849, married 
February 15, 1870, Willard Norton, son of Erastns and 
Mary (Isdell) Norton, has one daughter, Angeline; and 
Sarah, born August 26, 1854, married June 4, 1872, John 
Robinson son of Peter ;) Seymour, born Jefferson Co.. N. Y., 
April 3, 1823, died Sept. 10, 1862, married in Spafford! 
October 10, 1852, Emily Isdell, bora in Saratoga Co.. Janu- 
ary 15, 1828, daughter of Andrew and Mary (Harris) Isdell. 
she died April 10, 1864, no issue ; Caroline, bom in Lewis 
County, August 7, 1825, married John Cleveland, son of 
Benajah and Mary (Clark) Cleveland, February 8, 1860, 
and has one child Emeline, (Lina), born October 6, 1865, 
married Irving Harrington, son of Alfred G. and Vestelina 
E. (Woodworth) Harrington; Emeline, born Lewis County, 
December 12, 1827, died October 24, 1862, at Spafford, un- 
married; Willard. Jr., born March 16, 1830, killed by a run- 
away horse September 15, 1846 ; and Orphana, born March 
26, 1834, died May 31st, 1898, married James Hill, son of 
Alexander and Ann (Kenyon) Hill.) 

(Spafford.) 
Achsah (Bacon) , wife of Willard Doty. Died November 
5, 1862, age 67 years, 27 days. 

" Verily there is rest for the righteous." 

(Spafford.) 
Emeline, daughter of Willard and Achsah (Bacon) 
Doty. Died October 24, 1S62, age 34 years, 9 months, 13 
days. 
(She died unmarried.) 

(Spafford.) 
Willard, Jr., son of Willard and Achsah (Bacon) Doty. 
Died September 15, 1846, age 16 years, 6 months. 
(He was accidentally killed by a runaway horse.) 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 85 

Seymour Doty, (son of Willard and Achsah (Bacon) 
Doty. Died September 10, 1862, age 39 years, 5 months, 7 
days. 

(He married Emily Isdell, daughter of Andrew and 
Mary (Harris) Isdell. He was born in Jefferson County, 
N. Y., April 3, 1823. No issue.) 

(Spafford.) 
Emily Isdell, wife of Seymour Doty. Died April 12, 
1864, age 26 years, 2 months, 27 days. 

(She was bom in Saratoga County, N. Y., January 15, 
1828. No issue.) 

(Spafford.) 
Lottie S., daughter of Willard and Jennette (Maxson) 
Doty. Died December 14, 1877, age 4 weeks. 
" Sweetly sleeping in Jesus." 
(Willard Doty, son of Warren and Emily (Tinkham) 
Doty, married Jennette Maxson, daughter of Henry 
("Dork") Maxson.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Lovedy E., daughter of Willard and Jennette (Maxson) 
Doty. Died April 15, 1879, age 1 year, 5 months. 
" Sleep on and take thy rest." 

(Cold Brook.) 

DUNBAR. 

Caroline M., our mother, wife of Thaddeus Dunbar. 
Died June 12, 1845, age 39 years, 4 months. 
" Angels have called thee from us, have piloted thee home, 
Oh! from our sore bereavement may true submission come, 
Pen cannot paint our sorrows, nor words our anguish tell, 
How can we dearest Mother, how can we say farewell." 

(Thaddeus Dunbar married (1) Caroline M., and (2) 
Eliza Williamson, daughter of Cornelius and Eliza (Os- 
trander) Williamson.) 

(Spafford.) 

EADIE. 

James Eadie, a native of Scotland. Died November 2, 
1839, age 79 years, 6 months. 

(Mr. Eadie first settled in Albany, N. Y., where he 
married Martha Smith, a native of that place. From there 



86 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

he moved to Rensselaerville, Rensselaer County, N. Y., ana 
from there to this town, where, after a short stay in the 
Marecllus end, he finally in 1829, settled on Lot 11, Tullv, 
on the Saneateles and Homer Road, and there continued 
until his decease. By his wife, Martha Smith, he had the 
following children : Elizabeth, married David Jenkins, Syra- 
cuse, N. Y.; Margaret, married (1) Luther Manley, and (2). 
Truman Skeels; Jerusha, married James H. Fitzgerald; 
Daniel S., married Matilda Cowan and went to Chautauqua 
County, N. Y., where he died; James, Jr.. married Zeruah 
Monk; John W., married Abigail Doty, daughter of Willard 
and Achsah (Bacon) Doty; Delila, married Shubal Waldo 
of Aurora, N. Y. ; Sarah A., married Joel C. Woodworth, 
son of James and Hannah (Fish) Woodworth; Euphemia! 
married David Wiltsie: Charlotte, married John Wiltsie; 
both Wiltsie families are of Panama, Chautauqua County,' 
N.Y.; Mr. Eadie, while residing in Albany, followed mer- 
cantile pursuits, but in this town was a fanner.) 

(Spafford.) 
Martha (Smith), wife of James Eadie. Died October 
11, 1853, age 77 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Margaret, (wife of Truman Skeels), and daughter of 
James and Martha (Smith) Eadie. Died June 18, 1857, age 
58 years, 9 months, 27 days. 

(Spafford.) 
James Eadie, Jr. (son of James and Martha (Smith) 
Eadie. Died May 27, 1879, age 60 years, 11 months, 11 
days. 

" He is not dead but sleepeth." 
(James Eadie, Jr., married Zeruah Monk, and by her 
had two sons and three daughters: Frank married Eva A. 
Bass, daughter of Wliliam and Catherine (Eglin) Bass; 
Charles A. Eadie, Angeline, Anise and Alice.) 

(Spafford.) 
Zeruah (Monk), wife of James Eadie, Jr. Died Nov- 
ember 4, 1881, age 56 years, 3 months, 14 days. 

(Spafford.) 

John W. Eadie, son of James and Martha (Smith) 

Eadie. Died October 20, 1873, age 57 years. (No stone.) 

(John W. Eadie married Abigail Doty, daughter of 

Willard and Achsah (Bacon) Doty, and by her had the 



3FAFF0RD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 87 

following- children: Caroline, married Sylvenus A. Chur- 
chill, son of Chauncey and Catherine (Merry) Churchill; 
Achsah, married Caleb W. Churchill, son of Chauncey and 
Catherine (Merry) Churchill; Mary, Ella, Nettie, Sarah 
Elesebert, Willard Eadie, and Martha Eadie, who died 
young.) 

(Spafford.) 
Abigail Doty, wife of John W. Eadie. Died January 8, 
1899, age 82 years. (No stone.) 

(Spafford.) 
Martha, daughter of John W. and Abigail (Doty) Eadie. 
Died March 22, 1849, age 2 years, 6 months, 7 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Peter, son of David S. and Mathilda (Cowan) Eadie. 
Died May 26, 1849, age 22 years, 21 days. 

' (David S. Eadie, son of James and Martha Smith Eadie, 
married Matilda Cowan.) 

(Borodino.) 
Frank Eadie, son of James, Jr., and Zeruah (Monk) 
Eadie. Born September 4, 1852, died in 1895. 

(Frank Eadie married Eva A. Bass, daughter of William 
and Catherine (Eglin) Bass, born in Hamilton County, 
N. Y., and by her had one daughter, Linnie, bom September 
6, 1885. At the time of his decease he was a merchant in 
the Village' of Borodino.) 

(Borodino.) 
Eva A. (Bass), wife of Frank Eadie. Born in 1855, 
(living in 1899.) 

(Borodino.) 

EARL. 

In memory of David Earl. Died August 16, 1818, age 
66 years. 

(In his will, dated May 22, 1818, and probated October 
19, 1818. he mentions his wife Anna Earl, and the following 
children; William, married Polly Pitts; Nathaniel; David; 
Peter; Rebecca, married Aaron Bearse, second wife;Mary; 
and Anna Gordon.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Anna Earl, relict of David Earl. Died February 2, 
1843, age 86 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



88 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

David Earl, Jr. (son of David and Anna Karl). Died 
March 1, 1838, age 56 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

William Earl, (son of David and Anna Earl). Diea j 
July 1, 1873, age 75 years, 6 months. 

William Earl, by his wife Polly Pitts, had the following j 
children : Shepard, married Emeline Smith, daughter of ] 
Jared and Rhoda (Harvey) Smith; Ulyssa, married Ed- 1 
ward Weston, son of Edmund C. and Clarinda (Rathbone) ! 
Weston ; Sarah, married Henry Weston, son of Edmund C. i 
and Clarinda (Rathbone) Weston, her husband is now ] 
deceased and she resides in Spafford; Anna, married 
Thomas W. Burns, son of Felix and Elizabeth (Wallace) j 
Burns, her husband is now deceased; David, and William ! 
P. Earl, both died young and are buried at Thorn Hill. The 
Earls and Pitts both originally came from the Town of 
Onondaga, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) I 

Polly (Pitts), wife of William Earl. Died April 26, 
1889, age 86 years, 8 months. 

(Thorn Hill.) | 

In memory of David, son of William and Polly (Pitts) j 
Earl. Died August 6, 1827, age 4 years, 7 months. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

William P., son of William and Polly (Pitts) Earl. Died 
April 5, 1842, age 15 years, 4 months, 17 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Other Earls at Thorn Hill. 



EDDY. 

Sylvanus Eddy. Died September 2, 1852, age 64 years. 

" Weep not for me, my companion and children dear, 
But prepare to meet me in Heaven." 
(Mr. Eddy, at the time of his decease, was residing on 
the west side of the road, leading from the residence of Col. 
Hutchens to Edwin S. Edwards, on Lot 22, Tully. His wife, 
whose name is not known, died in Auburn, N. Y. Among 
his children were: Sylvanus, Jr., married Sarah A. Knight 
(who died on the east side of Otisco Lake, in the town of 
Otisco, and who in her will, dated February 12, 1874, pro- 
bated July 10, 18S6, mentions the following children: Asa; 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 89 

Mercy P. Eddy ; Mary- Lewis, and one grandson : William J. 
Eddy, son of Myron Eddy, deceased) ; Samuel, who resided 
in Auburn, N. Y. ; Martin; Lovina, married Washington 
Babcock; Catherine; Mary; and perhaps others who died 
young.) 

(Spafford.) 

Richard M. Eddy. Died April 20, 1875, age 57 years, 
11 months, 4 days. 

(He married Rich, daughter of Dorr and Anna 

(Becker) Rich. They came from Washington County, 
N. Y. 

Mary A., his wife, died January 31, 1848, age 76 years, 
2 months. 

(Borodino.) 

Seth Eddy. Died June 19, 1839, age 65 years. 

(Seth Eddy came to this town from Floyd, Oneida Co., 
N. Y. By his wife Terzy he had the following children: 
Theron; Edwin, married Adeline Berry, daughter of Jona- 
than and Thankful Berry; Lilley (or Amelia), married Wil- 
liam Wallace, son of Daniel and Mary (Low) Wallace ; and 
Olive, married Morgan Wallace, son of Daniel and Mary 
(Low) Wallace. 

(Borodino.) 

Sophia B., daughter of Edwin and Adeline (Berry) 
Eddy. Died March 5, 1873, age 22 years. 

(Edwin Eddy and his wife, Adeline Berry, are both 
dead, and buried in this cemetery.) (No stone at the 
graves of Edwin and Adeline.) 

(Borodino.) 

Orrin Eddy. Died August 26, 1897, age 88 years. (No 
stone.) 

(He came to this town from near Fort George, N. Y., 
and married Harriet Streeter, daughter of Alexander R. 
and Susan (Carpenter) Streeter. He had by her one son: 
Orrin F. Eddy, who married (1) Nettie Smith, and (2) 
Harriet Alvord, daughter of Shubel Alvord of Scott, N. Y. 
Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Eddy also had an adopted daughter, 
Sarah A. Baker, daughter of Ashbel and Sarah A. 
(Streeter) Baker, who married Roland Rollo of Sennett, 
N. Y. Mr. Eddy was living with his adopted daughter in 



CO ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Sennett at the time of his decease. He was a blacksmith by- 
trade, a Republican in politics, and much respected.) 

(Borodino.) 
Harriet (Streeter), wife of Orrin Eddy. Died March 
31, 1872, age 52 years, 5 months. 

(Borodino.) 
Nettie (Smith), wife of Orrin F. Eddy. Died October 
7, 1852, age 34 years, 10 months, 3 days. 

(Borodino.) 
(Harriet Alvord, the second wife of Orrin F. Eddy, died 
at Scott, N. Y., January 19, 1890.) 

(Borodino.) 
Julia Ann, daughter of John and Fanny (Williams) 
Eddy. Died October 31, 1840, age 5 years, 2 months. 

(John Eddy, by his wife Fanny, besides Julia Ann, above 
mentioned, had other children, among whom were: John, 
Jr., and Deborah B., who married Washington Wallace, son 
of Daniel and Mary (Low) Wallace. John Eddy and his 
wife moved away from Spafford.) 

(Borodino.) 

EDWARDS. 

Edwin Seymour Edwards, son of Solomon and Abigail 
Edwards. Bora in Skaneateles, N. Y., March 30, 1806. 
Died in Spafford, September 23, 1890. 

(Edwin S. Edwards married April 24, 1832, Ruth Coon, 
daughter of David and Phebe (Van Camp) Coon, and by 
her had the following children : Julius A., born December 
2, 1833, married Esther Lowery. She died March 7„ 1894, 
and was buried in Spafford Cemetery, they had one son, 
Edwin W. Edwards, who married Jennette B. Haskins, and 
have one daughter, Julius now resides with his son near 
Preble, N. Y.; Edwin D., bora October 13, 1838, married 
Charlotte C. Adkins, and has one son and one daughter 
living, having had three other children who died young, 
resides in Syracuse, N. Y. ; and John Orlando, bora January 
25, 1842, died June 30, 1843. Mr. Edwards was a farmer, 
but read and practiced medicine. He was Supervisor of 
this town in 1861-3, Overseer of the Poor in 1848-9, besides 
at different times holding other minor town offices. He 
•was frequently called upon to act as executor and adminis- 
trator in the settlement of estates, and was generally re- 



I--PAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 81 

spected by his towns poop le. He and his wife were members 
of the M. E. Church, in which society Mr. Edwards was for 
a long time the chorister of the choir, and superintendent 
of the Sunday School. Heiwas descended from Alexander 
Edwards, who came from Wales in 16-10, and settled early 
in Springfield, Mass., as follows: Edwin, Solomon, Solomon, 
Ebenezer, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Alexander. (No stone.) 

(Spafford.) 

Ruth Coon, wife of Edwin S. Edwards. Bora December 
22, 1805, died in Spafford. (No stone.) 

(Spafford.) 

John 0., son of Edwin S. and Ruth (Coon) Edwards. 
Died June 30, 1843, age 1 year, 5 months, 5 days. 
" Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not 
For of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." 

(Spafford.) 

Esther Lowery, wife of Julius A. Edwards. Died March 
7, 1894, age 52 years. (No stone.) 

(Julius 'and his wife Esther had one son, Edwin W. 
Edwards, who married Jennette B. Haskins, and has one 
daughter.) 

(Spafford.) 

Ebenezer Edwards, son of Solomon and Catherine 
(Clark) Edwards. Died January 11, 1830, age 52 years. 
" Come hither mortal, cast an eye 
And go thy way and prepare to die." 

(Ebenezer Edwards was an uncle of Edwin S. Edwards. 
In his will, dated December 15, 1829, and probated April 10, 
1830, he mentions his wife, Sybel Edwards, his adopted 
daughter Calista Mead, and his children : William ; Solomon ; 
Sereno; and Polly Edwards. The branch of the Edwards 
family through which Ebenezer and his nephew, Edwin S. 
Edwards, trace their descent from Alexander Edwards, the 
emigrant ancestor, came to Skaneateles from Nothampton, 
Mass., in the year 1809: Ebenezer, Solomon, Ebenezer, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Alexander.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

EGGLESTON. 

Dea Benjamin Eggleston, left us January 9, 1868, in the 
full assurance of a blissful immortality, through Christ his 
Saviour, age 85 years. 



92 •NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

" Precious in the sight of the Lord is the 
Death of his Saint." 
(He married Elizabeth Wiltsie. In his will, dated F 
ruary 18, 1865, and probated March 23, 1868, he mentions 
his wife, Elizabeth Eggleston, and his children: Myron 
Rolfe; John; Theodore, married Sarah A. Gardner; Delila! 
Goodridge; Adeline Wood; Catherine Coon; Rebecca, mar 
ried Austin Wyckoff of Navarino, N. Y. ; Mary, married 
Augustin Vanderburgh, son of Stephen and Maria (Cal- 
kins) Vanderburg; Ruth M. Eggleston, and Sarah E. 
Patterson.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Our Mother, Elizabeth (Wiltsie) ), wife of Dea Benjamin 
Eggleston. Departed this life August 31, 1874, age 85 
years, 5 months. 

" With a good Hone in Christ of a Blessed and glorious 
Resurrection to Eternal Life." 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Sarah A. (Gardner) , wife of Theodore Eggleston. Died 

February 20, 1874, age 37 years, 6 months. 

" In earnest of Heaven was her pillow in Death." 
(Theodore Eggleston was a son of Dea. Benjamin and 
Elizabeth (Wiltsie) Eggleston.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

EGLIN. 

Isaac D. Eglin. Bora October 4, 1824. Died Novem- 
ber 22, 1904. 

(He married (1) Elizabeth Dedrick, daughter of William 
and Thurzy (McCausey) Dedrick; and (2) Ailce Case, 
daughter of Aaron G. and Rebecca (Monk) Case.) 

(Borodino.) 
Elizabeth (Dedrick), wife of Isaac Eglin. Died April 
14, 1886, age 58 years, 10 months, 25 days. 

" Dearest husband ! thou dearest friend of my 
Mortal years, thou trusted one thou tried, 
Thou art still living in the valley of tears, 
But I am at thy side." 
(In her will, dated June 25, 1878, probated July 7, 1890, 
she mentions her husband, Isaac D. G. Eglin, but no chil- 
dren. She also mentions her brother, William J. Dedric'r 
of SpafTord; her uncle, Samuel Dedrick of Rhode Island; 



SMFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 03 

her uncle, Henry Dedrick of Rhode Island ; Tilson Wood and 
his sister, Louisa, children of her Aunt Harriet Wood, late 
of Rhode Island, deceased ; her aunt, Sally Reed, of Rhode 
Island ; her aunt, Catherine, sister of her father, William 
Dedrick; and Mrs. Helen Williams, daughter of Charles Mo- 
Causey of Spafford.) 

(Borodino.) 
Alice (Case), wife of Isaac Eglin. Bom January 16, 
1859. Died December 14, 1905. 

(Borodino.) 
Lehana Delbert, only son of Isaac and Elizabeth 
Dedrick) Eglin. Died July 5, 1877, age 24 years, 6 months, 
5 days. 

" No sin, no grief, no pain, 
Safe in my happy home, 
My fears all fled, my doubts all slain, 
My' hour of triumph come." 

(Borodino.) 

ELDRED. 

Louisa M., daughter of James and Juliett Eldred. Died 
April 17, 1843, age 2 years, 3 months, 21 days. 
" None but a parent's heart can tell 
How much it costs to bid this lovely child farewell." 

(Cold Brook.) 

ELIOT. 

Andrew J. Eliot, (son of Elias and Charity (Warner) 
Eliot) . Died September 27, 1886, age 70 years. 

(The paternal grandparents of Andrew J. Eliot were 
Andrew and Jennie (Avers) Eliot. Their children were: 
Daniel, married Hannah Carpenter ; Lucretia, married Ste- 
phen Giles; Elisha, died young; Jacob, married Patience 
Tripp; George, married Jennie McCarthy; Mollie, married 
William Seward; Peter, married Jerusha McCarthy; Luke, 

married Betsey ; Hannah, married Daniel Hoyt; 

Betsey, married Nahum Thompson; and Elias, married 
Charity Warner. 

Elias Eliot, born in Decatur, Otsego County, N. Y., in 
January, 1793, died in Spafford, May, 1841 age 48 years, and 
buried in Geddes, N. Y., married in 1813 Charity Warner, 
born April 9, 1795, and died in Deadwood, S. Da., September 



94 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

2, 1895, age 100 years, 4 months. 23 days, daughter of 
Charles and Sarah (Stockwell) Warner, and by her had the 
following children: Sarah Jane, born March 1, 1815, mar- 
ried (1) David Ripley, son of Jonathan and Ruth (Corey) 
Ripley, and (2) Willard Doty, son of Warren and Sarah 
(Wood) Doty, and by her first husband had seven 
children (see Ripley) ; Andrew J., born February 11, 
1817, married Sarah Ann Bulfinch, daughter of Joseph 
and Lydia (Harrington) Bulfinch; Lucy Ann, borr. 
February 17, 1S19, married Joseph H. Bulfinch, son 
of Joseph and Lydia (Harrington) Bulfinch, she had 
three children, only one surviving: Mrs. Alice M. Cramer, 
with whom in 1899 she resided in Yanton, South Dakota 
(see Bulfinch) ; Charles, born December 1, 1821, married 
Lodemia Hawkins, and has one child, Nellie; Elias E., born 
July 28, 1822, married Helen Morey, had two daughters, 
Nettie and Nellie; Wesley S., born January 5, 1824 ; married 

Jennie , and has one daughter Jennie; Lewis H, 

born February 13, 1826, married (1) Henrietta Morey, (2) 
Mary Treadwell, no issue; James M., born October 11, 1828, 
died at the age of 2G, unmarried, at the Globe Hotel, in 
Syracuse, N. Y. ; George W., born November 11, 1831, mar- 
ried in Chico, Cal, no issue; Warner A., born January 31, 
1833, married Lottie Spaids, and had seven children : 
Charles, Chauncey, Craig, Willie, Kathlyn, Flora, Raymond ; 
Helen C, born April 9, 1836 married Col. Gideon C. Moody, 
her husband has been United States Senator from South 
Dakota, she has had five children : Nellie, Charles, James, 
Burdett, and Warner, she now resides in Deadwood, S. Da.; 
and Mary Elizabeth, born April 5, 1838, married Thomas 
Chandoin, Louisville, Ky., five children, Alice, Thomas, 
George, Eliot and Charles. She is now deceased. Elias 
Eliot, when he resided in Spafford, lived on Ripley Hill, 
south of the Ripley Place, so called, on Lot 42, Tully. 

Andrew J. Eliot, by his wife Sarah Ann Bulfinch, had 
five children : Jane Ann, married Newton Bates (no issue) ; 
Mary, (now deceased), married John Van Benschoten, son 
of James and (Price) Van Benschoten, two chil- 
dren : Sarah, married Edwin Van Benschoten, son of James 

and (Price) Van Benschoten, husband dead, one 

son, resides at Onondaga Valley, N. Y. ; Andrew, died 
young; and Lewis Henry, died young. 



SPAFFCRD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 95 

Mrs. Charity (Warner) Eliot, the mother of Andrew J. 
Eliot, was in many ways a remarkable woman, of strong 
personality, high Christian character, and full of kindness 
and motherly tenderness. Her father, Charles Warner, 
was a soldier of the Revolution, and died at Geddes, N. Y. 
By his wife, Sarah Stockwell, he had nine children : Esther, 
Lucy, Charity, Sophia, Betsey, Mary Sarah, Charles and 
Israel ; several of whom, besides Charity, lived to a remark- 
able old age.) 

(Spafford.) 

Lewis Henry, son of Andrew J. and Sarah A. (Bulfinch) 
Eliot. Died September 12, 1851, age 9 months, 11 days. 

(Spafford.) 

ELISON. 

Hannah, wife of George Elison. Died August 1, 1841, 
age 28 years, 4 months, 12 days. 

" When ere my children do draw nigh 
And on this marble cast an eye, 
Then on this willow drop a tear 
For one who always loved you dear." 

(Spafford.) 
Mary, daughter of George and Hannah Elison. Died 
December 24, 1830, age 4 months, 15 days. 

(Spafford.) 

EMMONS. 
Mary A. (Abbott) , wife of Lewis Emmons. Died April 
14, 1884, age 5 4 years. 

(Lewis Emmons came from LaFayette. By his wife, 
Mary A. Abbott, he had two children : George, married Maiy 
L. Grinnell, daughter of Ansel and Asenath (Bennett) Grin- 
nell; and Milton, married Laura Stanton, daughter of 
Samuel H. and Sarah (Patterson) Stanton. 

(Borodino.) 
Anna M. Patten, wife of William A. Emmons. Died 
February 2, 1869, age 40 years. 

(William A. Emmons came from LaFayette; his wife 
was a daughter of William and Fanny (Rathbone) Patten.) 

(Borodino.) 
Frank, son of William A. and Anna M. (Patten) 
Emmon. Died June 2, 1868, age 3 years. 

(Borodino.) 



96 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

ENGLISH. 

. Mary (Taft) , wife of John W. English. Died November 
14, 1849. age 33 years. 

(John W. English, son of Richard and Eliza English, 
married Mary Taft, daughter of Ellis and Cynthia (Knapp) 
Taft. The English family, through mistake, were from Ire- 
land. The family left Spafford about 1836, and settled in 
Ohio and Michigan, where its descendants remain. 

(Cold Brook.) 

ENOS. 

Chloe, wife of Joseph Enos. Born May 4, 1777, died 
January 19, 1843. 

(Joseph Enos also died at Thorn Hill, September 20, 
1852, age 73 years.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Jessie, daughter of Charles H. and Josephine (Williams) 
Enos. Died July 18, 1878, age 1 year, 2 months. 
" God's little angel gone home." 
(Charles H. Enos was an adopted son of Joseph Enos, 
Jr. In 1898 he was residing at Rock Creek, Minn.) 

(Borodino.) 

FAY. 
John Fay. Died June 23, 1857, in his 68 year. 
(Mr. Fay, by his wife, Isabel, had the following children : 
Andrew, married Milly Harris, daughter of William and 
Nancy (Davis) Harris; Jeremiah, who died unmarried at 
the age of about 28 years; and Mary Ann, married Robert 
Randall, son of Silas and Mercey (Harrington) Randall.) 

(Spafford.) 
Isabel, wife of John Fay. Died June 2, 1859, in her 68th 
year. 

(Spafford.) 
Jeremiah Fay, (son of John and Isabel Fay). Died 
June 3, 1859, age 27 years, 10 months, 14 days. 

(Spafford.) 

FERRY. 
Asa Ferry. Died January 9, 1864, age 84 years, 3 
months, 12 days. 

(He married first Ruhama , who died Novem- 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 97 

ber 5, 1818, second, Christina Buffington, who died May 11, 

1852, in her 73rd year, and third, Harmony . In 

the petition for letters of administration upon his estate, 
made March 9, 1864, by his wife, Harmony Ferry, mention 
is made of the following- children : Chester, married Saba 
Buffington, of Spafford, N. Y. ; Harvey, then residing- in 
Wisconsin; Malinda, married Joseph K. Lamb, he then 
deceased and she then of Wisconsin; Dolly, married Asa 
Keen, of Ohio ; and Lavina, married Clark Bowker of Wis- 
consin.) 

(Borodino.) 

Mrs. Ruhama, wife of Asa Ferry. Died November 5, 
1818, age 40 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Christina (Buffington), wife of Asa Ferry. Died May 
11, 1852, in her 73rd year. 

(She was a widow when she married Mr. Ferry, and the 
mother of Charles H. Buffington, who died January 6, 1852, 
and was buried in this cemetery.) 

(Borodino.) 

Chester Ferry, (son of Asa and Ruhama Ferry) . Died 
March 16, 1876, age 76 years, 6 months. 

(He married Saba Buffing-ton, whom he survived. In 
the petition for letters of administration upon his estate by 
his son, Charles H. Ferry, dated April 21, 1876, mention is 
made of the following- children : Charles H., merchant, resid- 
ing in Syracuse, N. Y. ; Asa P., of Rockford, Kent Co., 
Mich.; George H., of Canonsburgh, Kent Co., Mich.; Jane, 
married Sylvester H. Sheldon, they are both dead, and 
buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N. Y. ; Harriet 
Davis, of Rockford, Mich. ; Henrietta Miller, of Canonsburg, 
Stevens Co., Mich.; Martha Barnes, of Navarino. N. Y. ; 
Ruhama Ida, of Ellery, Stevens Co., Illinois; Americus V., 
of Skaneateles, N. Y., and John T. Ferry, of Rockford, 
Mich. Harriet died young.) 

(Borodino.) 

Saba (Buffing-ton), wife of Chester Ferry. Died Feb- 
ruary 16, 1873, age 70 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Harriet, daughter of Chester and (Saba) Sarah Ferry. 
Died March 31, 1836, age 3 months, 27 days. 

(Borodino.) 



98 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

FILKINS. 

George D. Filkins. Died March 30, 1855, age 42 years. 

(He married Margaret Fisher, daughter of Dakin and 
Sally (Youst) Fisher, and by her had three children: 
Ensign D., who was a soldier in the War of 1861, and died 
unmarried at the age of nearly 26, in the year 1863; 
Angeline, married George Spencer Carr, son of Thurston 
and, Lorane (Green) Carr, at Spafford, March 5, 1871 
resides in Heber, Arkansas; and Orrissa, married Marcus 
N. Seeley, son of Hiram and Betsey Jane (Jacobs) Seeley, 
her husband died in 1S92 and she now resides in Syracuse, 
N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

Margaret (Fisher) Churchell, former wife of George D. 
Filkins. Died March 1, 1879, age 66 years, 2 months, 21 
days. 

(After the decease of her first husband, George D. 
Filkins, she married Alexander M. Churchell, son of James 
and Hannah (Dobbs) Churchell, as his third wife. She was 
buried by the side of her first husband.) 

(Spafford.) 

Ensign D., son of George D. and Margaret (Fisher) 
J^ilkins. Died September 28, 1863, age 25 years, 10 months, 
13 days. 

(He was a Union soldier in the War of 1861.) 

(Spafford.) 

FISHER. 

Sacred to the memory of Amos Fisher, who died October 
28, 1833, age 82 years, 6 days. 

(The Fishers came to this town from Springfield, Otsego 
Co., N. Y., before 1820, and settled on the southeastern part 
(of subdivision No. 6) of Lot 1, Tully. By his wife, Mar- 
garet, Mr. Amos Fisher had the following children : 
Rachel, married Osmer Orton of Spafford, N. Y. ; Dakin, 
married Sally Youst, of Spafford, N. Y. ; Clarissa Cone of 
Mayville, Chautauua Co., N. Y. ; Amos, of Otsego, N. Y. ; 
Rebecca married William Billings, of Spafford, N. Y. ; Sarah, 
married Ossage Cone, of Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; 

Eli, married Nancy , of Spafford, N. Y. ; Mary, 

married Erastus Wait, of Chagrin, Ohio; Orrissa, married 



*PAKFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 09 

Jeremiah Crane, of Bane, Orleans Co., N. Y. ; John, died in 
Spafford, unmarried; and Margaret, married Col. Lewis C. 
Davis, Margaret died before her father and left the follow- 
ing children : Judson, Joline, Laura, John, and Lewis Davis. 
Mrs. Margaret Fisher survived her husband, and Is supposed 
to have been buried with her husband in the Davis Yard. 
(No stone.) 

(Davis Yard.) 

John Fisher (son of Amos and Margaret Fisher.) Born 
at Springfield, Otsego Co., N. Y. July 15, 1794, died 
December 31, 1874. 

(He died unmarried.) 

(Davis Yard.) 

Dakin Fisher, (son of Amos and Margaret Fisher). 
Died June 21, 1849, age 68 years, 10 months, 8 days. 
" How suddenly he's called away Eternity to view, 
No time to regulate his house nor bid the world adied." 

(He married Sally Youst, and by her had the following 
children : Philip, married Harriet Legg, daughter of Capt. 
Otis and Polly (Sabin) Legg; Elihu, married Lydia Ann 
Collins, daughter of John and Lucy (Burdick) Collins and 
widow of John Orion ; George Y., married Lavinia Burdick, 
daughter of Russel M. and Esther (Whiting) Burdick; 
Margaret, married (1) George D. Filkins, and (2) Alex- 
ander M. Churchell, son of James and Hannah (Dobbs) 
Churchell; Celinda, married William Churchell, son of 
James and Hannah (Dobbs) Churchell; and Orrissa, 
married Franklin Roundy, son of Capt. Asahel and Hannah 
(Weston) Roundy; Mercy, died at 22 years, unmarried.) 

(Spafford.) 

Sally (Youst), wife of Dakin Fished. Died December 
2, 1860, age 77 years, 6 months, 13 days. 

" Our Mother's gone but not forgotten." 

(Spafford.) 

Mercy, daughter of Dakin and Sally (Youst) Fisher. 
Died April 8, 1S44, age 22 years. 9 months, 24 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Harriet (Legg), wife of Philip Fisher. Died June 8, 
1844, in her 34th year. 

(Philip Fisher, son of Dakin and Sally (Youst) Fisher, 
married Harriet Legg, daughter of Capt. Otis and Polly 
(Sabin) Legg, and had the following children : Otis, married 



100 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Maria Maxson ; Oscar, married Ann Eliza Frederick, daugh- 
ter of Jacob and Rachel (Newkirk) Frederick! Angeline, 
died unmarried; William Eaton, married Phebe Ingerson, 
adopted daughter of Peter Ingerson ; and Mary, married (1) 
Nelson Boughton at Spafford, October 2, 1854, and (2) Silas 
J. White, March 19, 1SG3. In 1885 she resided at Plymouth, 
Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. By her first husband, Mary has one 
daughter, Angeline, married James Allen, Jr., and by her 
second husband she has a son, who is a West Point graduate 
and now in the regular Army of the United States. Philip 
Fisher is also deceased.) 

(Spafford.) 

Angeline, daughter of Philip and Harriet (Legg) Fisher. 
Died March 27, 1853, age 20 years. 

" To live in the memory of those we leave behind is not to 
die." 

(Spafford.) 

William E. Fisher, (son of Philip and Harriet (Legg) 
Fisher) . Died March 30, 1868, age 32 years. 

(A soldier in the War of 1861.) 

" Our son is gone but not forgotten.) 

(He married Phebe Ingerson, adopted daughter of Peter 
Ingerson of Spafford Hollow.) 

(Spafford.) 

Nancy E., daughter of Eli and Nancy Fisher. Died 
January 11, 1835, age 8 years, 2 months, 23 days. 

(Eli Fisher was a son of Amos and Margaret Fisher; 
he was born probably in Springfield, Otsego Co., N. Y., 
before 1802, married his wife Nancy before October 15, 
1823, at which time she joined him in a deed, conveying land 
in Spafford Hollow on Lot 23, Tully. A few days subse- 
quent he purchased 25 acres of Cornelius Williamson, on 
Lot 12, Tully. There are no descendants of this marriage 
known to the writer. For many years Eli Fisher ran the 
Potashery at Spafford Comers, before 1850; he was then 
an old man and worked for Levi Hurlbut and Asahel M. 
Roundy, and boarded at their houses. He and his wife have 
been dead for about fifty years. They have no stone mark- 
ing their graves in this town.) 

(Borodino.) 

Alice, daughter of Edgar and E (Brown) Fisher. 

Died October 18, 1881, age 1 year, 3 months, 3 days. 



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SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 101 

(Edgar Fisher is an Englishman, and his wife is a 
daughter of Truman and Abigail (Moore) Brown of Thorn 
Hill, and a granddaughter of Zenas and Abigail Moore. In 
1898 Mr. Fisher was residing on the Cozmelius Williamson 
Farm, on Lot 12, Tully.) 

(Spafford.) 

FITZGERALD. 

Mrs. Anna, wife of Jeremiah Fitzgerald. Died August 
15, 1834, age 85 years. 

(Jeremiah Fitzgerald came to this town from Walkill, 
N. Y., in the Spring of 1806, and settled on 300 acres owned 
by him on lot 70, Marcellus. He died in 1817 (and was 
buried in the old Boodino Cemetery, on the farm of Alex- 
ander Becker, north of the Village of Borodino, now in dis- 
use. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Jeremiah Fitzgerald. Died September 25, 1816, age 65 
years. 

In his will, dated August 20, 1810, and probated Feb- 
ruary 17, 1817, he mentions his wife, Anna Fitzgerald, and 
the following children : William ; Elizabeth, married Warren 
Kneeland, son of Jonathan and Man- (Spencer) Kneeland; 

Susanna; David, married Phebe ; John, married 

Abigail ; and Jeremiah, married Sylvia . 

He also mentions his two grandchildren, Jane and James H. 
Fitzgerald, children of his daughter, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, 
who subseuent to their birth, married Warren Kneeland. 
James H. Fitzgerald married Jerusha Eadie, daughter of 
James and Martha Smith Eadie.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

FORCE. 

Sally Force, wife of Henry Force. Died October 8, 
1843, age 54 years, 3 months, 5 days. 
" Here let me rest my weary head 
'Till Christ, my Lord, shall raise the Dead." 
(Henry Force resided on Lot 75, Marcellus. He died 
September 25, 1847, in this town (no stone). In the peti- 
tion of Dr. Isaac Morrell, a creditor, dated October 6, 1847, 
for letters of administration upon his estate, no mention is 



102 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

made of a wife, but of the following children: William; 
Kellogg; Jane; Sarah, married Dorwin Day; Adeline, mar- 
ried William Campbell ; and Henrietta, married Annariah 
Manley. All were then of full age except Jane, who was a 
minor.) 

(Borodino.) 

FORD. 

In memory of a son of John and Chloe Ford. Died April 
14, 1821. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Daniel, son of John and Chloe Ford. Died April 3, 1820, 
in his 10th year. 

(John and Chloe Ford resided on the west part of Lot 
44, Tully, in Cold Brook. Among their children, besides the 

foregoing, were: Elisha, married Smith, and died 

in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; John B., married Sally Miner, widow of 
Sanford Thayer, resides in Skaneateles, N. Y.; Lydia, mar- 
ried Orrin Town, of Cold Brook, N. Y., and , married 

Ansel Bacon.) 

(Cold Brook.) 



FOSTER. 

Albert Foster, (son of Samuel Foster) . Born July 24, 
1800, (in Salisbury. Litchfield Co., Conn.) Died January 
8, 1879, (in Spafford. New York.) 

(He married (1) Clarissa Maxson, daughter of Thomas 

and (Sessions) Maxson, at Salisbury, Litchfield 

Co., Conn., January 2, 1823, and settled first in Hillsdale, 
Columbia Co., N. Y., where he remained about eight years, 
and from there came to this town and settled in Cold Brook 
about 1833. He finally settled on Lot 33. Tully. about 1841, 
where he remained until the time of his decease. After the 
decease of his first wife he married (2) June 5, 18G7, at 
Spafford, X. Y., Clarissa G. Reynolds, widow of Horace 
Smith, but by her had no issue. His children by his first 
wife were : LaFayette, bom July 23, 1S24, married October 
23, 1850. at Spafford, N. Y. Sarah Jane Ripley, bora De- 
cember 3, 1832, daughter of David and Sarah Jane (Eliot) 
Ripley, resides in Sioux City, Iowa, and has three children. 
Albro; Emma and Ernest, each married and each having 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 103 

three children; Thomas Maxson, born October 1, 1826, 
merchant in this town to the time of his decease, December 

26, 1898, unmarried; James S., bom November 20, 1828, 
died September 29, 1890 at Mitchell, South Dakota, married 
April 6, 1852, in Spafford, Frances Ann Ripley, born 
January 17, 1835, daughter of David and Sarah 
Jane (Eliot) Ripley; Charles W., bom May 19, 1832, died 
April 11, 1875, near Yankton, S. Da., married February 

27, 1853, at Spafford, N. Y., Mary A. Burroughs, born 
October 29, 1835, daughter of Alvin Burroughs, and had 
four children; and George I., born December 29, 1837, mar- 
ried at Davis, 111., December, 1873, Phila Smith, resides at 
Fargo, North Dakota, and had two children.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Clarissa (Maxson), wife of Albert Foster. Bom De- 
cember 26, 1798, died May 5, 1866. 

(She was bom in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Conn.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Clarissa G. (Reynolds), wife of Albert Foster. Born 
June 1, 1809, died November 5, 1873. 

(At the time of her marriage to Mr. Foster she was 
widow of Horace Smith, (second wife), with one son by 
Mr. Smith, Frederick R. Smith.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Bennie, son of James S. and Frances A. (Ripley Foster. 
Died March 1, 1860, age 6 months. 

(James S. Foster, son of Albert and Clarissa (Maxson) 
Foster, married Frances A. Ripley, daughter of David and 
Sarah Jane (Eliot) Ripley, and by her had, in addition to 
the above, the following children : Clara J., married Osgood 
H. Carney, and had three children : Foster Dewitt, married 
Cora Westfall and resides in Yankton, S. Da. ; Kate Morri- 
son, married Carl E. Bigelow and has one child, Ruth, 
resides in Galveston, Texas ; and Carol Earl, died in infancy ; 
Cora, married George H. Miner and had six children: 

William Vance, married Blanche , two children, 

Helen and Grace; Frances, married Ory P. Shaw, one son, 
Miner; Cora, unmarried; Charity Eliot, unmarried, and 
Laura, died in infancy; Albert David, married Hattie 
Whalen and had four children: Fannie, James, Clara, and 
Martha; James and Martha died in infancy; Fannie An- 
able, unmarried; Martha Aldrich, unmarried; and Thomas 



104 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Maxson, unmarried. Mr. James S. Foster died in Mitchell, 
S. Da., September 29, 1890.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
In memory of Lydia, wife of Levi Foster, who died April 
21, 1827, age 45 years, 3 months, 1 day. 

(Levi Foster came from Onondaga, N. Y., January 2, 
1816, and settled on Lot 21, Tully, on the farm now occupied 
by Joseph L. Cole (1899), and from there moved to the 
Nunnery neighborhood, and resided on Lot 12, Sempronius, 
where his wife died. He moved away from town after the 
death of his wife, and very little is known of him or his 
family at the present time.) 

(Nunnery.) 
FREDERICK. 

Jacob Frederick. Died March 18, 1865, age 69 years. 

(Jacob Frederick came to the Marcellus end of this town 
before 1823, and settled at or near the Village of Borodino, 
but soon afterwards moved to a farm near Spafford Village) , 
his wife was Rachel Newkirk, and by her he had the follow- 
ing children : Sarah M., married Roswell Brown of Moravia, 
Cayuga County, N. Y.; John W., married (1) Miss Jennings 
of Poughkeepsie, N .Y., by whom he had a son, William J. 
Frederick, member of Board of Underwriters, Syracuse, 
N. Y. ; he married (2) Mary Antonette Atwater in 1868, 
she died in 1879, leaving a daughter, Georgia, who in 1879 
married Dr. Ernest F. Clymer of Syracuse, N. Y. ; Lewis W., 
married Louisa Beeman, resided at Homer, N. Y., and Cold- 
water, Mich. ; Lucetta, married Horatio Smith, resides South 
Butler, Wayne Co., N. Y. ; Ann Eliza, married Oscar F. 
Fisher, son of Philip and Harriet (Legg) Fisher, resides in 
Homer N. Y. ; Minerva J. married Darius Applebee; 

George P., died prior to his father's decease, married S 

F , and had one daughter, Mary C. Frederick of 

Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Alanson S., married Sarah Thompson, 
daughter of Nathan P. and Margaret (Hutchins) Thomp- 
son, he and his wife are both deceased ; he is buried in Liver- 
pool, N. Y., and she in SpaiYord Cemetery, left two children, 
Roswell T., married Catherine Kingsbury, daughter of 
Andrew E. Kingsbury of Homer, Roswell is a real estate 
broker in Syracuse, N. Y., and Caroline Frederick, un- 
married, resides in Homer, N. Y. ; Calista B., married C. B. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 105 

Miller of Cazenovia, N. Y., dead; and Caleb H., accidentally- 
killed by the cut of a scythe, at the age of eleven years. At 
the time of his decease, Jacob Frederick was residing in the 
Village of Spafford Comers. He was Low Dutch. John 
W. Frederick married for a third wife, Miss Emma Wood, 
of Syracuse, N. Y., who survived him. By his third wife 
he had no issue; he died in 1895.) 

(Spafford.) 

Rachel (Newkirk) , wife of Jacob Frederick. Died April 
5, 1877, age 79 years. 

(Spafford.) 

Caleb H., son of Jacob and Rachel (Newkirk) Frederick. 
Died August 20, 1846, age 11 years. 

(Accidentally killed by the cut of a scythe in the thigh.) 

(Spafford.) 

George P., son of George and S F. Frederick. 

Died February 8. 1845, age 5 months, 20 days. 

(George Frederick was a son of Jacob and Rachel (New- 
kirk) Frederick.) 

Sarah Thompson wife of Alanson S. Frederick. Born 
in Spafford, April 11, 1837. Died in Homer, N. Y., March 
18, 1898. 

(Spafford.) 
(Alanson S. Frderick, son of Jacob and Rachel (New- 
kirk) Frederick, died and was buried in Liverpool, N. Y.) . 
(His wife has no stone.) 

(Spafford.) 

FULLER. 

Alice L., daughterof Francis M. and Mary Fuller. Died 
April 19, 1863, age 2 years, 6 months, 29 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

FULTON. 
In memory of Robert Fulton who died March 28, 1829, 
age 78 years. 

" Let not the dead forgotten lie, 
Lest living men forget to die." 
(Robert Fulton, by his wife Sarah, had three children 
who were well known residents of this town : Eleazer Emer- 



ICG ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

son, born February 2, 1789, died at Borodino, N. Y., March 

30, 1853, married Pamelia ; Robert C, born 1800, 

died January 12, 1852, at Borodino. N. Y., married 

; and Amanda, bom August 27, 1803, died at Boro- 
dino, N. Y., September 4, 1856, married William Legg and 
had one daughter, Eunice A., who married David Becker, 
son of Peter and Mary (Eadie) Becker, both dead, and 
buried in this cemetery.) 

(Borodino.) 

In memory of Sarah Fulton, wife of Robert Fulton, who 
died May 4, 1846, age 82 years, 4 months. 

(Borodino.) 

Eleazer Emerson Fulton, (son of Robert and Sarah 
Fulton) . Died May 30, 1853, age 64 years, 1 month, 2 days. 

(Eleazer Emerson Fulton by his wife Parcnelia had the 
following children: Albert E., born 1821, died August 8, 
1885, at Lansing, Mich., married (1) Izabenda Bearse, 
daughter of Aaron and Phebe (Simth) Bearse, and widow 
of Ansel Churchell, and (2) Mrs. Martha Hutton, widow of 
Caleb Hutton, of Lansing, Mich., no issue by either mar- 
riage; Heman D., married Eliza L. and resides in 

Skaneateles, N. Y. ; and Hiram W., born at Elbridge, X. Y. ; 
died at Forbs, Mo., March, 18S4 (buried in this cemetery). 

(Borodino.) 

Parmelia, wife of Eleazer Emerson Fulton. Died Novem- 
ber 4, 1871, age 78 years, 7 months. 
" A true wife, a faithful mother, 
A devout Christian, a character worthy of imitation." 

(Borodino.) 

Albert E. Fulton, (son of E. Emerson and Parmelia 
Fulton). Died August 8, 1885, age 64 years, 2 months, 18 
days. 

(Borodino.) 

Izabenda (Bearse) , wife of Albert E. Fulton. Died May 
21, 1875, age 58 years, 1 month, 15 days. 

(She had one daughter only, Jennie E. Churchell, by her 
first husband, Ansel Churchell, who married Erastus E. 
Brown, now of Lincoln, Nebraska.) 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 107 

Hiram W. Fulton, (son of E. Emerson and Parmelia 
Fulton) . Bom at Elbridge, N. Y., April 23, 1827. Died at 
Forbes, Mo., March, 1884, in his 57th year. 

(Borodino.) 

Ella A., daughter of Heman D. and Eliza L. Fulton. Died 
June 4, 1875, age 20 years, 5 months. 

(Heman D. Fulton, son of Eleazer Emerson and Parmelia 
Fulton, by his wife, Eliza L., had the following children: 
Eva P. ; Nellie L. ; Mary E., and Albert W. Fulton ; the first 
three reside in Skaneateles, N. Y., with their parents and 
the latter in West Satecoy, California.) 

H. D. Fulton, 1822-1909. 

Eliza L. Town (w.), 1828-1902. 

(Borodino.) 

Robert C. Fulton, (son of Robert and Sarah Fulton). 
Died January 12, 1852, age 53 years. 

(Robert C. Fulton married , and had 

thee children : Jerome, who died in Preble, N. Y. ; 

married John Weston, Jr., and , married John 

Colter.) 

(Borodino.) 



GALE. 

John Gale, Esq. Died May 17, 1836, age 71 years. 

(John Gale settled in the Marcellus end of the town 
before 1807. By his wife, Martha, he had four children: 
John, Jr., married Miss Grinnell, daughter of Isaiah and 
Jane (Crane) Grinnell ; Samuel, married (1) Sally Manley, 

and (2) Rebecca Mead ; Richard, married Amelia E. ; 

and Mary, married Zebulon Davis as his second wife, she 
died and was buried in Cold Brook.) 

(Borodino.) 

Mrs. Martha, wife of John Gale, Sr. Died May 23, 1831, 
age 69 years, 2 months, 14 days. 

(Borodino.) 

John Gale, Jr., (son of John and Martha Gale). Died 
December 31, 1852, age 53 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Samuel Gale, (son of John and Martha Gale). Died 
October 25, 1864, in 79 years. 






108 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

" And now behold his race is run, 
His suffering o'er, his labor done, 
May living friends be ready too, 
To bid this fleeting world adieu." 
(He married (1) Sally Manley, and (2) Rebecca Mead. 
The latter died and was buried in Cleveland, Ohio. By his 
first wife he had: Betsey Ann, married George Frink 
Knapp, son of Elijah and Betsey (Burdick) Knapp; and by 
his second wife he had: Judson, married Hulda Davidson, 
he was a teacher, School Commissioner, and now resides in 
Homer N. Y. ; Cornelia, married Joel Townsend, resides in 

Texas ; and Charles, married Eliza , died out West. 

Samuel Gale first resided in the Nunnery neighborhood, and 
then on Lot 42, Tully, near the county line on the Skan- 
eateles and Homer road. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
In memory of Sally (Manley) Gale, (wife of Samuel 
Gale, who died March 12, 1821, age 27 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

GAY. 
Barnett A. Gay. Died September 17, 1883, age 67 years. 
He came from Preble, N. Y., and married Amanda F. 
Smith, who is also deceased and buried in this cemetery. 
She has no stone. By his wife, Amanda, Mr. Gay had the 
following children : Frances, married Albert Kemp ; Martin 
Frink, married Ida May Lyon, daughter of George W. and 
Cornelia (Barker) Lyon; Theresa, married Wesley Moon; 
and Jennie M., married Alexander J. Boutell, son of Samuel 
and Catherine (Williamson) Boutell. She is now deceased.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Ida May Gay, daughter of George W. and Cornelia M. 
(Barker) Lyon. Died May 27, 1884, age 26 years. 

(She married Martin Frink Gay, son of Barnett A. and 
Amanda F. (Smith) Gay). 

(Spafford.) 
Mrs. Calista Gay. Died November 25, 1885, age 70 
years. (No stone.) 

(She was the wife of Robert M. Gay, formerly of Spaf- 
ford Hollow.) 

(Borodino.) 



grAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 109 
GAKUTHERS— (CARUTHER) . 

Thomas Garuthers. Died May 17, 1857, age 73 years. 
(His wife Maria, after his decease, married John T. 
Gregory. They were all English.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

GEER. 

Morris Geer. Died at Thorn Hill, December 23, 1888, 
age 90 years. (No stone.) 

(He was bom in Ireland, and married Mrs. Joanna 
Dunn, widow, and by her had one son: James Geer, of 
Syracuse, N. Y. Mrs. Dunn by her first husband also had 
one son : Peter Dunn.) 

( (Borodino.) 

Joanna Dunn), wife of Morris Geer. Died September 
20, 1855, in her 50th year. 

(Borodino.) 

GIFFORD. 

Henry A. Gifford. Died March 18, 1892, age 83 years. 
" Dearest loved one we have laid thee 
In the peaceful grave's embrace, 
But thy memory will be cherished, 
'Till we see thy heavenly face." 
(Mr. Gifford was the father of Morey Gifford, of 
Marietta, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Betsey, wife of Henry A. Gifford. Died at Thorn Hill, 
July 27, 1881, age 69 years. (No stone.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Filura, daughter of Nicholas and Rebecca (Caton) 
Gifford. Died August 9, 1853, age 1 year, 6 months. 

(Nicholas Gifford came from the South, and settled in 
1853 just north of the county line, on the State's Hundred 
on Lot 44, Tully; by his wife Rebecca Caton he had: 
Andrew J.; Dennison; Manly; Vinal, married Mercy A. 
Barber, daughter of Charles and Betsey (Randall) Barber, 
he is now in Auburn State's Prison ; Almus, in 1876 was in 
House of Refuge at Rochester, N. Y. ; Devillo, f ormerly of 
Cortland, N. Y. ; Rosetta and Filura, died young. Nicholas \ 



110 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

GifTord died in Auburn State's Prison, April 15, 1876, and 
his wife, prior to his incarceration, perished of ,cold in a 
neighbor's dooryard, in Cold Brook, having been driven from 
home by her husband, on a cold winter's night, clad only in 
her night clothes. She was buried in this cemetery. (No 
stone.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

GILBERT. 

Mary (Enos), wife of Nathan Gilbert, and daughter of 
Joseph and Chloe Enos. Died February 3, 1886, age 53 
years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

GILLETT. 

In memory of Norman L., son of Ambrose S. and Charity 
(Lewis) Gillett. Died October 16, 1828, age 8 years, 7 
months, 5 days. 

" Ye weeping friends your tears refrain, 
This blooming youth shall bloom again." 
(He was accidentally killed by the cut of a scythe in the 
thigh. His mother. Charity Lewis, was a daughter of 
Joseph and Mary (Stanton) Lewis. Mr. and Mrs. Gillett 
left Spafford and went West.) 

(Lewis Yard.) 

GREEN. 

Mariam Green. Died October 20, 1866, age 98 years, 8 
months, 13 days. 

" Asleep in Jesus." 

(She was the mother of Mrs. Thurston Carr and Mrs. 
Hiram Mason, who were sisters.) 

(Spafford.) 

Eber, son of Christopher and Elizabeth S. (Newman) 
Green. Died July 5, 1834, age 7 years, 3 months, 3 days. 

(Christopher Green, son of John and Mary (Hill) Green, 
married Elizabeh Newman and lived in Spafford on Lot 1, 
Tully. He came to this town from Otisco, and purchased 
Sub-division 5( S. W. corner), containing 132 acres on said 
lot, of Joel Palmer, who held the same under contract, dated 
February 11, 1807. Mr. Green took a deed February 23, 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 1 1 1 

1818. From this town he moved to Warren County, Pa., 
where he died in 1867. He was bora in Hoosick, Rensselaer 
County, N. Y., 1794, and by his wife Elizabeth Newman 
had: Harriet, Sally, Morrell, Lyman and Eber, who died 
young. 

John Green, the father of Christopher, in the United 
States Census for the year 1810, was returned as a Revolu- 
tionary soldier, residing in Spafford, aged 79 years, and in 
the Green genealogy is claimed to be descended from John 

Green of North Kingston, R. I., as follows: John ( ) , 

John, Benjamin, John. He was born in Rhode Island 
1760-1, married Mary Hill, and resided first in Hoosick, 
Rensselaer County, N. Y., and from there came to Spafford, 
where he died after 1840. His children were : Christopher, 
born 1794, died 1867, in Warren County, Pa., married Eliza- 
beth Newman; Henry, born April 16, 1796, died in Spafford, 
April 6, 1879, age 83 years, married Anna Maria Coon in 
Marcellus April 7, 1831, she was born in Marcellus October 
10, 1813, and died in Spafford in 1874; Joel, bom August 4, 
1799, married Nancy Frink, daughter of George and Nancy 
(Burdick) Frink, August 24, 1826. He was a Seventh Day 
Baptist Preacher, he had three children, of whom Albert C. 
only survives, he married Caroline F. Meyer and resides in 
Mosiertown, Pa. ; John, married Lucy Stoddard, and resided 
in Spafford. He is now deceased and his wife has since 
married twice and resides in Georgetown, N. Y. He had 
three children : Henry A., Philo, and Hannah ; Amon, died 
in 1868, married Eunice Belknap, and lived at Eagle, 
Warren County, Pa. ; Esther, married Samuel W. B. San- 
ford, and lived at Sanford. Pa.; Mary, married Seneca 
Stevens and lived in Michigan; and Electa, married Horton 
Applebee. 

Henry Green, second son of John and Mary (Hill) Green, 
born in Hoosick, N. Y., by his wife, Anna Maria Coon, had 
the following children:, born in Spafford: Albert, bora 
August 11, 1832, died in Skaneateles and buried in Spafford, 
married Melissa Wheeler in Scott, N. Y., December 3, 1852; 
Alexander, bom December 15, 1833, married in Scott, 
Matilda Rounds, daughter of Russel and Lydia (Harring- 
ton), Rounds, blacksmith, resided in Spafford (dead) ; 
George W. M., bom April 17, 1S35, married Persis Hazzard 
at Great Bend, Pa., resides in Pennsylvania ; Mary A., born 



112 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

June 12, 1836, died in Otisco, January 20, 1861, married 
Erastus Griffin in Auburn. N. Y., November, 1855; Henry 
M., born July 6, 1839, married June 2, 1864, in Preble, 
N. Y., Phidelia Rig-gals, resides in Spafford ; Lucy M., born 
September 7, 1840, married (1) in Auburn. May 24. 1869, 
George Hinds, (2) Charles H. Sweet, resides in Carthage, 
Mo.; Martha L., bora April 3, 1842.; Rhoda A., born Novem- 
ber 30, 1814, unmarried, resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Ben- 
jamin S. born March 5, 1846, died March 22, 1847; Caro- 
line, bora April 18, 1847, married in Syracuse, N. Y., 
October 20. 1869, Devillo Norton, son of Seymour and Sally 
(Lyman) Norton, resides in Spafford; Frances, bora Janu- 
ary 12, 1849, married George Springer, resides in Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; Orlando M., born January 18, 1851, died May 16, 
1874, in Spafford; and Helen, born June 18, 1853, married 
William Dennis, resides in Auburn, N. Y. Henry Green 
and his wife are supposed to have been buried in Spafford 
Cemetery. (No stone.) 

(Stanton Yard.) 
Albert Green, (son of Henry and Anna Maria (Coon) 
Green). Died March 28, 1878, age 45 years, 7 months. 
" There is rest in Heaven." 
(He married in Scott, N. Y., December 3, 1852, Melissa 
Wheeler.) 

(Spafford.) 
Orlando M. Green, (son of Henry and Anna Maria (Coon) 
Green). Died May 16, 1874, age 23 years, 4 months, 5 
days. 

" Around my bed stood those that wept, 
And sighed to part with one so dear, 
But he in Jesus gently sleeps 

Without a groan, without a fear." 

(Spafford.) 

GOLDEN. 

William, son of J and Lucy C. Golden. Died 

June 18, 1837, age 1 year, 10 months. 

(Spafford.) 
Abigail (Gale), wife of William Golden. Died February 
12, 1840, age 33 years, 5 months, 4 days. 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 113 

Albert, son of William and Abigail Golden. Died March 
30, 1835.. age 10 years, 9 months, 15 days. 

(Borodino.) 

GOODRICH. 

Jane R., daughter of Richard C. and Christie Ann (Rob- 
ertson), Goodrich. Died November 2, 1843, age 6 years, 
7 months, 11 days. 

(Richard C. Goodrich, married Christie Ann Robertson, 
daughter of James and Isabel (Eadie) Robertson. After 
the decease of Richard C. Goodrich, his wife married Daniel 
Lyon of Otisco, N. Y., as his second wife. Mr. Lyon and 
his wife Christie are both now deceased, and buried in 
Otisco.) 

(Spafford.) 

GOODWIN. 

Louis Goodwin. Died June 16, 1856, age 42 years. 

(He came to Cold Brook from Columbia County-, N. Y., 
but was born in Germany. He married Julania Smith, 
daughter of Lemuel D. and Polly (Seeley) Smith, and grand- 
daughter of Samuel G. and Ada (Fowler) Seeley.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

GORDON. 

Alexander Gordon. Died October 3, 1885, age 63 years. 

(He married Matilda Wallace, a sister of John Wallace ; 
they were all born in Ireland. In his will dated June 6, 
1885, and probated November 18, 1885, he mentions his 
wife Matilda Gordon, and the following children : Eliza J., 
married Lyman C. Bennett, son of Stephen and Waity 
(Hill) Bennett; William J., married Ella Mason, daughter 
of Elbridge Mason; Wallace, (dead), married Helen Nor- 
ton, daughter of Erastus and Mary (Isdell) Norton; Car- 
son; and Emmett Gordon, married Florence Patten, 
daughter of George A. Patten, resides in Borodino, N. Y. 

(Borodino.) 

Matilda Wallace, wife of Alexander Gordon. 

(She was living in 1898 with her daughter, Mrs. Bennett, 
in Spafford. Died in 1900.) 

(Borodino.) 



114 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

GROVE. 

Reuben Grove. Died January 28, I860, age 25 years, 1 
month, 24 days. 

(Borodino.) 

GREGORY. 

John T. Gregory.Born at Ashton, Somerset, England. 
Died at Skaneateles April 4, 1882, age 82 years. 

" My dust returns to dust, all for the best, 
My soul will go to God and be at rest." 
(He married Maria Caruthers, widow of Thomas Car- 
uthers.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Maria, wife of John T. Gregory, and former wife of 

Thomas Caruthers. Died February 17, 1885, age 84 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

GRIFFIN. 

Infant son of Erastus and Lilly (Craig) Griffin. Died 
January 1, 1889, age 11 weeks. 

(Erastus Griffin married Lilly Craig, daughter of William 
H. and Phebe A. (Brown) (Craig.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

GRINNELL. 

Isaiah Grinnel. Died January 19, 1861, age 88 years. 

(He resided on Lot 13, Sempronius, where he settled be- 
fore 1824. He married Jane Crane, probably a sister of 
Stephen Crane, and by her had: John, married and lived 
in Orleans County, N. Y. ; Eliza, also married and lived in 
Orleans County, N. Y. ; Seymour, married Elizabeth Bab- 
cock, daughter of John and Betsey (Bulfinch) Babcock; 
Ansel, married (1) Asenath Bennett, and (2) Emcline A. 

Kinyon, widow of Joseph Monk; , married John 

Gale, Jr., son of John and Martha Gale; and ■, 

married Jane (widow), died March 24, 1866, age S9 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Jane (Crane), wife of Isaiah Grinnell. Died May 24, 
1866, age 89 years. 

(Borodino.) 



STAFFORD MORTUARY RECOKDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 115 

Seymour Grinnell, son of Isaiah and Jane (Crane) 
Grinnell. Died November 24, 1887, age 74 years. (No 
stone.) 

(By his wife, Elizabeth Babcock, he had three children.) 

(Borodino.) 

Elizabeth (Babcock), wife of Seymour Grinnell. Died 
at Scott, N. Y., September 28, 1891, age 77 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Ansel Grinnell, son of Isaiah and Jane (Crane) Grinnell. 
Died January 25, 1889, age 72 years. (No stone.) '■'■■ 

(He married (1) Asenath Bennett, of Spafford Hollow, . 
and (2) Emeline A. Kinyon, widow of Joseph Monk. In the 
application for Letters of Administration upon his estate, 
made by his widow, Emeline A. Grinnell, dated November 
12, 1889. she mentions the following children: George Riley, 

married Lucinda , she died at Scott, N. Y., June 

6, 1886, buried in Borodino Cemetery (no stone), he resides 
in Scott, N. Y.; Eliza Ann, married Adelbert C. Stanton, 
resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; and Mary L., married George 
Emmons, resides in LaFayette, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

Asenath (Bennett), wife of Ansel Grinnell. Died 
October 10, 1862, age 44 years, 10 months, 22 days. 

(Borodino.) 

Mary Jane, daughter of Ansel and Asenath (Bennett). 
Died November 9, 1857, age 1 year, 1 month. 

(Borodino.) 

GROUT. 

Abigail Hudson was born October 15, 1753. Was married 
to John Grout, October 15, 1770. Was married to William 
Clark, October 4, 1780. Died December 17, at 4 o'clock 
A. M„ 1820. Age 67 years, 2 months, 2 days. 
" God my redeemer lives and often from the skies 
Looks down and watches all my dust 'till he shall bid it rise." 

(Spafford.) 

Adeline M., daughter of John and Elizabeth (Clark) 
Grout. Died September 17, 1S36, age 19 years, 2 months, 
12 days. 

(John Grout born June 14, 1776, came to Spafford before 
1819, and settled on .Lot 21, Tully ; by his wife, Elizabeth 



116 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Clark, bom May 27, 1781, ho had the following children: 
Joel H., born October 29, 1808, married Lucretia Roundy, 
daughter of Daniel and Laura (Hoyt) Roundy; Sylvanus 
N., born September 28, 1806, married (1) Julania Stanton, 
daughter of Benjamin and Amy (Perkins) Stanton, and 
(2) Elizabeth Brown of Scott, N. Y., sister of his brother 
John's wife; John, bom October 13, 1831, married Sarah M. 
Brown, born August 14, 1831, of Scott, N. Y., they are both 
deceased. (In the petition for Letters of Administration 
upon his estate, dated June 12, 1891, the following children 
are mentioned: Helen, married Martin J. Boutell, son of 
Samuel and Catherine (Williamson) Boutell, resides in 
Syracuse, N. Y., Lyra E. Russell, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, 
John J. Grout, of Roch Rapids, Iowa, and Ernest Eugene 
Grout) ; Caroline E., born February 12, 1814, married 
Thomas B. Anderson; and Adeline M., born July 5, 1817, 
died Sept. 17, 1836.) 

(Spafford.) 

Joel H. Grout, (son of John and Elizabeth (Clark) 
Grout.) Died February 16, 1858, age 49 years, 3 months, 
18 days. 

(By his wife, Lucretia Roundy, he had two daughters: 
Adeline and Laura, both married and residing in Illinois. 
His wife also moved to Evanston, Illinois, after his decease, 
and died there in 1895.) 

(Spafford.) 

Julania (Stanton), wife of Sylvanus N. Grout. Died 
March 9, 1849, age 34 years, 8 months. 

(Spafford.) 

Celia, daughter of Sylvanus N., and Julania (Stanton) 
Grout. Died October 3, 1844, age 2 years, 8 months, 15 
days. 

(Spafford.) 

Helen M., daughter of Sylvanus N. and Julania (Stanton) 
Grout. Died June 15, 1836, age 8 months, 1 day. 

(Spafford.) 

Edwin, son of Sylvanus N. and Julania (Stonton) Grout. 
Died March 1, 1844, age 3 days. 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 117 

James, son of Eebnezer and Polly (Perkins) Grout. 
Died January 4, 1823, age 3 years, 2 months. 
" Let parents warning take 
And not of a child an idol make." 
(Ebenezer Grout was a brother of John Grout, who 
married Elizabeth Clark.) 

(Spafford.) 

GUTSELL. 

Charles M., died September 11, 1861, age 2 years, 10 
months, 17 days. 

Milo J., died September 10, 1861, age 1 year, 3 months, 
10 days. 

Children of James and Maria (Jacobs) Gutsell. 
" Our Little Ones." 
" Lovely and pleasant in their lives ; 
And in their death they were not divided." 
(James Gutsell was a minister; he married Maria Jacobs, 
daughter of Elias and Betsey G. Jacobs.) 

(Spafford.) 



HALL. 

Hannah (Wilcox), wife of Simeon Hall. Died July 20, 
1838, age 52 years.) 

(Simeon Hall's wife was a sister of Mrs. Rathbone 
Barber. Mr. Hall lived on the lower lake road, on Lot 31, 
Sempronius, just north of Rathbone Barber. He was not 
related, so far as known, to the Samuel Hall family living 
east of him. .Among his children were: Alzina, married 
Darius Plumer; and Sophia, married Solomon Burdick.) 

(Spafford.) 

Asa Hall, (son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Macumber) 
Hall.) Died February 11, 1882, age 70 years, 14 days. 

(Samuel and Elizabeth (Macumber) Hall were Rhode 
Island Quakers, and came to Sempronius from Mayfield, 
N. Y., where their son, Asa, was born, in 1818. Rufus Hall, 
the father of Samuel, probably was born of Samuel and 
Dinah Hall, in Exeter, R. I., June S, 1744. He married 
Anna Hoxsie. His son Samuel, born May 10, 1772, and 
died January 24, 1846, married February 23, 1797, Eliza- 
beth Macumber, born February 17, 1772, died September 



118 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

13, 1853, and by her had the following children: Anna, born 
December 29, 1797, died April 28, 1818; David, born April 
7, 1799, died December 12, 1829, married Juliette Knight, 
September 29, 1824; Silas, bom October 4, 1800 died August 
22, 1804; Mercy, born June 22, 1802, died unmarried Nov- 
ember 2, 1871, buried Spafford Cemetery; Lydia, born Jan- 
uary 25, 1804, died September 25, 1875, married John Rich- 
ardson September 28, 1828; Hannah, born November 27, 
1805, died January 2, 1875, married Reuben S. Palmer, 
November 29, 1834; Rufus, born January 10, 1808, died 
June 1, 18 — , married Clarissa Belknap, January 6, 1S33; 
Daniel, born October 2, 1S09, died June 20, 1S11 ; Asa, born 
January 28, 1812, died February 11, 1882, married Laura 
Ann Babcock, November 16, 1834, and Elihu, born January 
30, 1814, died February 12, 1814. 

Asa Hall, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Macumber) Hall, 
married Laura Ann Babcock, daughter of John, Jr. and 
Nancy (Stoddard) Babcock, and by her had: Philetus, of 
Sempronius, N. Y. ; Arthur F., married Clarissa A. Ripley, 
daughter of John L. and Clarissa (Loss) Ripley, October 6, 
1869, resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; N. Elizabeth, married Jona- 
than D. Ripley, son of John L. and Clarissa (Loss) Ripley, 
she died November 13, 1866, and left two children: Arthur, 
and Lillian; and Julius J., died November 17, 1845. Asa 
Hall was a miller by occupation, and attended the Baptist 
Church at Thorn Hill, where his wife was a member.) 

(Spafford.) 

Laura Ann Babcock, wife of Asa Hall. Died September 

30, 1845, age 27 years, 7 months, 3 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Julius J., son of Asa and Laura Ann (Babcock) Hall. 
Died November 17, 1845, age 2 years, 5 months, 27 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Mercy Hall, (daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Macum- 
ber) Hall. Died November 7, 1871, age 69 years, 4 months, 
10 days. 

" Asleep in Jesus." 

(Spafford.) 
James T., son of Nicholas and Lydia Hall. Died January 

31, 1832, age 3 years, 13 days. 



3PAFF0RD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 11 9 

" Adieu my sweet and precious babe, 
I give thee back to God. 
With flowers I'll deck thy early grave." 

(Spafford.) 

HAIGHT. 

Rhoda F., daughter of Mott and Mary Haight. Died 
March 17, 1840. age 5 months. 

(Mott Haight was a teacher. He had a brother, William 
Haight. who died in Skaneateles, N. Y., about 1884, and on 
account of the death of his only child, Arthur Haight, prior 
to his decease, it was necessary in probating his will, in 
1884, to cite all his collateral kinsmen, who were at that 
time as follows: (1) Children of his deceased brother, 
James Haight: John Haight of Johnstown, Rock County, 
Wis.; Lindley D. Haight. of Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa; (2) children of his deceased brother, Mott Haight: 
Arthur M. Haight, of Parma, Jackson Co., Michigan; (3) 
children of his deceased brother, Titus Haight: Hannah 
Wanzer, of Austin, Cook County, 111. ; Sarah W. Cornell, of 
Appleton, Outagamie County-, Wis.; Mary J. Haight, of 
Mandana, Onondaga County, N. Y. ; Catherine J. Irish, of 
Mandana, Onondaga County, N. Y. ; Henry J. Haight, mar- 
ried Eudora Colton, daughter of Alanson and Charity (Ide) 
Colton, resides in Borodina, N. Y. ; and Francis E. and 
Egbert Cornell, children of Elizabeth S., deceased daughter 
of Titus Haight, who married Francis E. Cornell, her chil- 
dren then resided with their father at Verbank, Dutchess 
County, N. Y. ; (4) Children of his deceased brother, John 
S. Haight: Charles H. Haight. of Sycamore, DeKalb Co., 
111. ; Edgar Haight, of Sycamore, DeKalb County, 111. ; Char- 
lotte M. Bockes, wife of Dennis Bockes of Skaneateles, 
N. Y. ; (5) Children of his deceased brother, Zebulon 
Haight: Anna Haight, of Salina, Salina County, Kansas; 
Lewis Haight, of Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas; 
Amy Arnold, of Stanfordville, Dutchess County, N. Y. ; 
Maria Duell, of Stanfordville, Dutchess County, N. Y.; 
Phoebe Jane Griffin, of Clinton Comers, Dutchess County, 
N. Y. ; Esther Alley, of La Grangerville, Dutchess County, 
N. Y. ; Charlotte A. Underbill, of Croton Landing, West- 
chester County, N. Y. (6) Children of his deceased sister, 
Anna M. Sutton: Silas H. Sutton, of Breckenridge, Summit 



120 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

County, Colorado; George H. Sutton, of Maple City, Cawley 
County, Kansas; Melissa Sutton, of Coffin's Summit, Dut- 
chess County, N. Y. ; Sarah E. Gardner, of West 45th Street, 
New York City. (7) Children of his deceased brother, 
Enoch Haight : Charles B. Haight, of Owosso, Shiawassee 
County, Mich. ; and Charles Kipp, Alice I. Fenton, both of 
Chicago. Illinois, and Charles W. Kipp, of Clay Center, Clay 
County, Kansas, children of Mary Kipp, deceased daughter 
of Enoch Haight, deceased.) 

tBorodino.) 
Ernest C. Haight, (son of Henry I. and Eudora (Colton) 
Haight). Died January 15, 1887, age 11 years. 

(Henry I. Haight was a son of Titus Haight; his son, 
Ernest C, was killed by accident.) 

(Borodino.) 

HAMILTON. 

Lydia C, wife of John Hamilton. Died June 28, 1852, in 
her 53rd year. 

(Borodino.) 

HARMON. 

Joseph Harmon. Died April 23, 1892, age 73 years. 

(He came to this town from Sempronius, Cayuga County, 
N. Y., and married (1) Mary Jane Williamson, daughter of 
Cornelius and Eliza (Ostrander) Williamson, and (2) 
Mary Jane Raymond, daughter of Nathan and Maria (Wil- 
liamson) Raymond, and niece of his first wife. He left no 
issue surviving him, his only child, by his first wife, Jennie, 
died in 1865. His will, dated December 25, 1883, and pro- 
bated July 13, 1892, and the petition for its probate men- 
tions his wife, Mary Jane Harmon, no children, but the fol- 
lowing next of kin : Elizabeth Burdick (sister), of Homer, 
N. Y. ; Orrin S. Harmon, (brother), of Forrestville, Chau- 
tauqua County, N. Y. ; Lorinda Case (sister), of Sempron- 
ius, Cayuga County, N. Y. ; Edwin L. Harmon (bother), of 
Moravia, Cayuga County, N. Y. ; Mary Van Schoick (sister) 
of Greenwood, Steuben County, N. Y. ; Maria Graham and 
William B. Harmon, (daughter and son of Alexander Har- 
mon, deceased brother), both of Sempronius, Cayuga 
County, N. Y.; Morris G. Craft, (son of Almira Craft, 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 12l 

deceased sister) , of Homer, N. Y., and Frank Harmon, (son 
of Franklin Harmon, deceased brother), of Buffalo, N. Y. 
At the time of his decease Mr. Harmon resided on Lot 31, 
Tully, on the Skaneateles and Homer road, just south of 
Spafford Corners — Russel M. Burdick farm.) 

(Spafford.) 
Mary Jane (Williamson), wife of Joseph Harmon. Died 
February 17, 1879, age 53 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Mary Jane (Raymond) , wife of Joseph Harmon. 
(Living in 1898.) 

(Spafford.) 
Our Jennie, only child of Joseph and Mary Jane (William- 
son) Harmon. Died March 16, 1865, age 9 years, 6 months. 
" Of such is the kingdom of Heaven." 

(Spafford.) 

HARRINGTON. 

John Harrington. Died September 15, 1869, age 76 
years, 7 months, 4 days. 

(John Harrington came to this town from Foster, R. I., 
(where he was born), with his wife Catherine, and settled 
east of Skaneateles Lake, on Lot 41, Tully. His children by 
his wife Catherine were: Catherine, married her cousin, 
Whipple Harrington, who died in Homer, N. Y. ; Jenks, 
married Lydia Johnson, he died near Oneida Lake; Lydia, 
married Russel Rounds, he is dead and she is living in 1898, 
with her son-in-law, John Odell, in Spafford, N. Y.; Cary, 
married widow Martha Barker, both dead, reputed son, 
Marion Harrington, inherited his estate; Sally, married 
Hiram Coon, moved to Michigan ; Paulina, married Simeon 
Morris, son of Samuel and Jane Springer Morris; Polly, 
married Simeon Morris, son of Samuel and Jane Springer 
Morris, as his second wife; a son, drowned in Skaneateles 
Lake; and Phebe, married Truman Worden, both dead, and 
buried in this cemetery.) 

(Spafford.) 
Catherine, wife of John Harrington. Died September 23, 
1867, age 78 years, 8 months, 28 days. 

" Gone but not forgotten." 

(Spafford.) 



122 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Cary Harrington, (son of John and Catherine Harring- 
ton). Died October 23, 1884, age 64 years, 1 month, 2 
days. 

(His wife, Martha Barker, was buried at Watkins, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

Stanley D. Harrington, (son of Alfred G. and Vestelina 
E. (Woodworth) Harrington). Born November 23, 1869, 
died November 25, 1S92. 
" A model Christian son, brother and friend, 
Industrious, economical, charitable and affectionate, 
Courageous in doing right, intelligence lighted his 
Path to duty, which he saw in serving God and Humanity. 
He has gone to his Saviour in whom he trusted, 
And left none but pleasant memories of 
His earthly probation. Requiem in pace, 
0! optome filie." 

(Jenks Harrington, (son of John and Catherine Harring- 
ton) , by his wife Lydia Johnson, had the following children : 
Alfred G., married Vestelina E. Woodworth, daughter of 
Joel C. and Sarah (Eadie) ) "Woodworth; Clarissa, married 
Alfred Hitchcock, dead ; Sidney, married Phebe Clark, 
daughter of Thomas Clark, he died in Cortland, N. Y. ; Rens- 
selaer, died unmarried ; Oscar, married in Canastota. N. Y. ; 
Almira, married Mr. Hopkins, her husband is dead and she 
resides in Cortland, N. Y. : Norman Manuel, name of wife 
unknown ; Emily, married Samuel Morris, son of Simeon 
Morris, resides in Homer, N. Y. 

Prof. Alfred G. Harrington, (son of Jenks and Lydia 
(Johnson) Harrington), by his wife Vestelina E. Wood- 
worth, had the following children : Lettie, married Amos 
Maxson as his second wife, resides in Scott, N. Y. ; Howard, 
resides in Spafford, unmarried; Marias, married Orra Max- 
son, daughter of Amos and Lodema (Barber) Maxson ; 
Lilly, resides in Spafford, unmarried ; Irving, married Lina 
Cleveland, daughter of John and Caroline (Doty) Cleve- 
land, resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Stanley D., died in 1892 ; 
William, resides in Spafford, unmarried ; Harrold, resides in 
Spafford, unmarried; Howard, died in 1868; Adelbert, 
resides in Spafford, unmarried; Alice, married George 
Brown, of Cortland, N. Y. ; and Adelle, resides in Cortland, 
unmarried. Professor Harrington was a man of fine edu- 
cation, and for many years a successful teacher in the 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 123 

schools of this State. For a few years last past, he has 
been living: on a farm in this town, supplementing his labors 
on the farm with literary work, for which he has a strong 
predilection. The Professor has been honored with the 
degree of Master of Arts.) 

(Spafford.) 

A John Harrington, (not related to above family) at an 
early date resided on the Col. Jenney Farm (1899) Lot 32, 
Sempronius, he moved to Michigan; wife, Julia M. 

Howard Harrington, (son of Alfred G. and Vestelina E. 
(Woodworth) Harrington). Bom February 15, 1859, died 
February 23, 1868. 

(Spafford.) 

Horatio, son of Aimer S. and Arminda Harrington. A 
member of Company " D," 122d Regt, N. Y. V. Killed in 
Battle of Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1864. age 22 years. 
" My Country called me." 

(Aimer S. Harrington and his wife, Arminda, came to 
this town from Brookfield, Madison County, N. Y., about 
1850, and settled on Lots 11 and 12, Sempronius; he after- 
wards resided on Lot 76, Marcellus, north of Borodino.) 

(Borodino.) 

HARRIS. 

William Harris. Died May 17, 1842, age 54 years, 2 
months, 25 days. 

(He married Nancy Davis, daughter of Elias and Free- 
love Davis, and by her had: Julania, married Rathbone 
Barber, Jr., son of Rathbone and Robe (Wilcox) Barber, 
dead; Phebe D., married John C. Tinkham, son of Russel 
and Mary (Cook) Tinkham, dead; Jane, married her 
brother-in-law, John C. Tinkham, as his second wife, dead ; 
and Mary, married Fred Hoover of Auburn, N. Y.) 

(Davis Yard.) 

Mary Flaurence, daughter of Rev. I. and Mary H. Harris. 
Died November 6, 1861, age 2 years, 10 months. 
" Gone to live with Jesus." 

" She sang sweetly here, she sings sweetly in Heaven." 

(The Rev. Mr. Harris came to this town from Munroe 
County, N. Y., and after a short stay, moved away.) 

(Borodino.) 



124 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

HARVEY. 

Medad Harvey. Born June 3, 1771, died December 16, 
1845. 

(Medad Harvey come to this town from Fort Ann, Vt., 
about 1800, and settled on Lot 76, Marcellus, where he 
remained until the time of his decease. His wife was Anar 
Buell, by whom he had the following: children : Paul, mar- 
ried Sally Hiscock, daughter of James and Elizabeth His- 
cock, he died at Thorn Hill, N. Y. ; Lucinda, married Cyrus 
Smith, son of Job and Elizabeth (Keeler) Smith, she died in 
Chautauqua County, N. Y. ; Samuel, married Mary Reed, 
he died in Cattaraugus County, N. Y.; Sally, married 
Ensign Austin, she died in Skaneateles, N. Y. ; Harriet, 
married Sedgwick Austin, she died in Sennett, Cayuga 
County, N. Y. ; John, married Theda Reed, he died in Cattar- 
augus County, N. Y.; Rhoda, married Jared Smith, ^he died 
in Skaneateles, N. Y. ; Electa, married Henry Vary (brother 
of Charles) , she died in Skaneateles, N. Y. ; Leonard, mar- 
ried (1) Jane A. Rathbone, daughter of James and Mar- 
garet (Ashley) Rathbone, and (2) , he 

died in Illinois; Isabel, unmarried, (18S8), living in Chi- 
cago, 111. ; Dorwin, married Jane Anthony, daughter of Isaac 
and Pamelia (Phelps) Anthony, he died in Chicago, 111.; 
and Medad, married Ann Van Atten, died in Illinois.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Anar (Buell) Harvey, (wife of Medad Harvey). Bom 
June 24, 1775, died September 8, 1858. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Paul Harvey, (son of Medad and Anar (Buell) Harvey). 
Died August 22, 1852, age 53 years. 

(Paul Harvey was born at Fort Ann, Vt., and came to 
this town, (Marcellus end), with his parents. He married 
Sally Hiscock, daughter of James and Elizabeth Hiscock, 
and by her had the following children : Anna, married Seeley 
Strong, she died in Ellery, Chautauqua County, N. Y.; 
Adeline, she died unmarried at Thorn Hill, N. Y. ; Alfred, 
married Elsina Patterson, daughter of Volney and Susanna 
(Green) Patterson, he resides Ellery, Chautauqua Count}', 
N. Y.; Eleanor, married Nelson Hillebert, son of John C. 
and Elizabeth (Berry) Hillebert, (1898) residing in Social- 
ity, Cattaraugus County, N. Y. ; Job, married Chloe Ann 
Mason, daughter of Asa and Anna (Shelden) Mason, 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 125 

December 27, 1849, he died at Borodino, N. Y., March 25, 
1900, burial in Borodino Cemetery; Mark, married (1) Hen- 
rietta Colton, daughter of Alanson and Charity (Ide) Col- 
ton, and (2) Mary A. Unckless, daughter of John and Mary 
A. (Snook) Unckless, (he has a son, Frank Harvey, resid- 
ing at Thorn Hill), he resides at Borodino, N. Y. ; Harriet 
E., married Darius S. Mason, December 26, 1849, son of 
Asa and Anna (Shelden) Mason, she is now deceased; and 
Mary, married Samuel Ackles, resides at Thom Hill, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Sally (Hiscock), wife of Paul Harvey. Died August 3, 
1879. age 83 years. 

(She was born in the town of Augusta, Madison County, 
N. Y., and came to this town with her parents. James and 
Elizabeth Hiscock, from her native place, about 1812, and 
resided with them, (until her marriage), on Lot 69, Mra- 
cellus. She was married to Mr. Harvey in this town. It 
is claimed that her father was a Soldier of the Revolution.) 

(Thom Hill.) 

Adaline Harvey, (daughter of Paul and Sally (Hiscock) 
Harvey. Died April 4, 1895, age 79 years. 

(She died unmarried. In her will, dated May 11, 1893, 
probated June 11, 1895, she mentions: Frank Harvey, son 
of her brother, Mark Harvey; and W. Harry Ackles, and 
Grace Mills, wife of Frank B. Mills, children of her sister, 
Mary Ackles, wife of Samuel Ackles, all residing at Thom 
Hill, N. Y. In the petition for probate, the following 
brothers and sisters were mentioned as heirs at law and 
next of kin : Job Harvey, Mark Harvey and Mary Ackles, of 
Spafford, N. Y., Anna Strong of Jamestown, N. Y. ; Alfred 
Harvey of St. Clairville, Chautauqua County, N. Y., and 
Eleanor Hillebert of Dayton, Cattaraugus County, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Jane A. (Rathbone) Harvey, consort of Leonard Harvey. 
Died October 16, 1833, age 24 years. 

(Leonard Harvey, son of Medad and Anar (Buell) 
Harvey, married a second wife in Illoinois.) 

(Thom Hill.) 

Mark Harvey, (son of Paul and Sally (Hiscock) Harvey). 
Bom August 6, 1832, (living in Borodino in 1899.) 

(Borodino.) 



126 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Henrietta Colton, wife of Mark Harvey. Born November 
30, 1836, died June 15, 1888. 

(Borodino.) 
Mary Ann Unckless, second wife of Mark Harvey. Bom 
July 31, 1841. (She was living in 1899.) 

(Borodino.) 
Paul A. Harvey, (son of Mark and Henrietta (Colton) 
Harvey). Born June 11, 1871, died March 21, 1891. 
" Trusting: that all be well." 

(Borodino.) 
Harry J. Harvey, (son of Mark and Henrietta (Colton) 
Harvey). Born December 22, 1869, died March 15, 1891. 
" To die is gain." 

(Borodino.) 

Jessie, daughter of Frank and Josie A. Harvey. 

Died January 6, 1887, age 2 years, 11 months, 15 days. 

(Frank Harvey, son of Mark and Henrietta (Colton) 
Harvey, married Josie A. 

(Borodino.) 

HAY. 

Bethany Hay. (daughter of Henry and Bathsheba (Sat- 
terly) Hay. Who departed this life March 15, 1832, in her 
12th year. 

" God calls and I must go 
And leave all fleeting earthly things below." 
(Henry Hay lived on the Samuel Gale place, on the Skan< 
eateles and Homer road, next to the county line on lot 42 
Tully. He moved from Spafford in the Spring of 1835.) 

(Spafford.) 

HAYES. 

Maria S., daughter of Erastus and Irena Hayes. Died 
May 13. 1829, age 20 years, 7 months, 9 days. 
" She is forever gone from things below, 
Gone from a world where sorrow grows, 
Gone to a world of joy and rest, 
To dwell forever with the happy blest." 

(Thorn HilU 

Hosea Horace Briggs, son of Erastus and Irena Hayesi 

Died September 3, 1828, age 15 years, 5 months, 11 days 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 127 

(He was accidentally killed. Erastus Hayes first settled 
on the east part of lot 89, Marcellus, April 11, 1S25, moved 
from there to lot 22, Tally, February 12, 1835, and from 
thence went West about 1850, with his only surviving child 
and son, Hiram W. Hayes. Erastus Hayes originally came 
from Otsego County, N. Y., and settled on Lot 50, Homer, 
N. Y., in 1807, and from there to the Marcellus end of this 
town, as above stated, in 1825. 

Hiram W. Hayes, son of Erastus and Irena Hayes, mar- 
ried Almeda Tinkham, daughter of Daniel and Adah (Wind- 
sor) Tinkham, and by her had: Cynthia Maria, married 
Orphaniel Bessey, she died in Spafford, leaving no issue; 
Briggs, married Mary McCormack, he died in Michigan; 
Candace, married Dana Root, husband dead, and she now 
residing in Quincy, Mich, (four children) ; Calvin, married 
(1) Caiista Ripley, daughter of John L. and Clarissa (Loss) 
Ripley, and (2) out West, he is now (1899) residing in 
Pomona, California ; Olive, died unmarried in Spafford, 
N. Y., and Arzena, married a Mr. Slocum, and died in 
Michigan. Hiram W. Hayes was in 1898 residing with his 
son Calvin, in Pomona, California.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

HAYFORD. 

Mercy, wife of John Hayford. Died January 10, 1849, 
in her 82nd year. 

(Borodino.) 

Benjamin Hayford. Bora in 1812, died in 1887. 

(He married (1) Elizabeth French, daughter of Titus 
and Elizabeth French, (2) Mercy French, sister of his first 
wife, and (3) Lottie M. Baker. In the application for 
Letters of Administration by Orrin I. Hayford. his son, or 
Borodino, N. Y., filed March 31, 1S87, mention is made of 
Lottie (Loretta) M. Hayford, his widow (since deceased), 
and of the following children: Orrin I. Hayford, of Boro- 
dino, N. Y. ; Annette L. Harrington, of Berren Springs, 
Mich.; William Francis Hayfrod, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 
Eliza J. Quick, wife of Charles B. Quick, of Borodino, N. Y. ; 
and Cyrus Duane Hayford, bora October 18, 1840, (by 
second wife), married Mary Schoonmaker, daughter of 
Moses and Sarah (Barker) Schoonmaker, resides in Tully, 



128 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

N. Y. Cyrus D. Hayford had two children: Blanche and 
Alice M. Hayford. Blanche is now deceased.) 

(Borodino.) 
Elizabeth (French), wife of Benjamin Hayford. Born 
in 1812, died in 1846. 

(Borodino.) 
Mercy (French), wife of Benjamin Hayford. Born in 
1822, died in 1858. 

(Borodino.) 
Lottie M. (Baker), wife of Benjamin Hayford. Died 
August 5, 1895, age 66 years. 

(Borodino.) 
William Hayford. Died at Borodino. 
(He married Asenath French.) 

(Borodino.) 

HAVENS. 

(Borodino.) 

Ebenezer Havens, son of Daniel W. and Abigail (Burling) 
Havens. Born March 23, 1803, died January 18, 1875. 

Daniel W. Havens was bora in Washington County, R. I., 
about March 20, 1762, and settled in Scott Hollow, at the 
head of Skaneateles Lake. He was a shoemaker by occu- 
pation; a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church, and 
was buried in the Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery at Scott, 
Cortland Co., N. Y. His wife, Abigail Burling, of German 
extraction, survived him about three years, and then died 
and was buried at the same place. Their children were: 
Abbie, married Joseph Cummings of Cortland County, 
N. Y.; Whitman, enlisted in the War of 1812, nothing more 
of him; Clark B., married Robey Barber, daughter of Rath- 
bone and Robe (Wilcox) Barber, both dead: Ebenezer, mar- 
ried Laura Pettis, daughter of Joseph Pettis; and Daniel, 
he also enlisted in the War of 1812, and never returned. 

Clark B. Havens, son of Daniel and Abigail (Burling) 
Havens, by his wife, Robey Barber, had the following chil- 
dren, all bom in Spafford: Adelia, married Dr. Charles 
Merrell, formerly of Skaneateles, N. Y., now deceased; 
Hezekiah, married Daintha Oland, of Skaneateles, N. Y.; 
he was killed by a falling limb of a tree; Sally, married 
Stephen Randall, son of Stephen and Ruth Randall, she 
died and Randall married for a second wife Diantha Oland, 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 129 

widow of Hezekiah Havens. Randall was finally drowned 
in Skaneateles Lake: Christina, married Jossey Pullman, 
son of John and Mabel (Pettis) Pullman; Annette, married 

, now deceased ; twin of Annette, died 

young; and Elizabeth (" Betsey"), married Gordon Mason 
and moved to Illinois. Clark B. Havens married a second 
wife in Illinois, where he resided for a time before his 
decease, but by her had no issue. 

Ebenezer Havens, son of Daniel and Abigail (Burling) 
Havens, married Laura Pettis, March 9, 1825, on Randall's 
Point, on Skaneateles Lake, in the town of Spafford N. Y. 
By her he had the following children, all born in this town: 
Mary Jane, born July 29, 1827, married (1) James Apple- 
bee, and (2) William Bulfinch Allen, son of Sumner and 
Mary (Sherman) Allen, resides in Spafford, has one son by 
Allen: William B., Jr., married Mrs. Ann Thompson; 
Joseph, and Daniel, twins, born December 4, 1829, died 
young; Dwight, born July 13, 1830, married (1) Henrietta 
Ball, (2) Mary Willett, he starved to death in Danville Rebel 
Prison, N. C, in the War of 1861 ; Abigail E., born May 27, 
1832, married (1) Washington Morris, son of Samuel and 
Jane (Springer) Morris, dead, and (2) Samuel Allen; 
•Nancy Maria, born March 11, 1837, married (1) Andrew 
Newman, and (2) John Jacob Volkart; Matilda A., bom 
December 25, 1838, married (1) Nathan Bond, and (2) 
Harvey Randall, son of Stephen and Ruth Randall, she 
resides in Wisconsin ; Lauretta E., born May 23. 1840, mar- 
ried Ichabod J. Wallace, son of William and Pamelia (Eddy) 
Wallace, her husband is dead, and she resides at Glen 
Haven, N. Y., had one son Morgan, married widow Flora B. 
Wallace, and died June 9, 1891; Cornelia, born December 
15, 1841, died young; and Ebenezer, born May 19, 1843, 
married Myra Bradford, March 17, 1879, resides at Glen 
Haven N. Y.) (No stone.) 

(Spafford.) 

Laura Pettis, wife of Ebenezer Havens. Born May 23, 
1805, died March, 1884. 

(She was a daughter of Joseph Pettis, and was bora in 
Jefferson County, N. Y. She came to this town when a 
small child, and resided until her marriage on Randall's 
Point, on the east side of Skaneateles Lake. She and her 
husband, Ebenezer Havens, were two honest, upright, pure 



130 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

minded and good people, and were generally respectd. They 
were well known to the writer in his boyhood, and he 
treasures their memory with the warmest affection.) (No 
stone.) 

(SpafFord.) 

HENRY. 

Phebe, wife of Alexander Henry. Died August 9, 1866, 
age 42 years. 2 months, 26 days. 

" Go home, dear friends, and dry your tears, 
For I must lie here until Jesus appears." 
(Alexander Henry married for a second wife Harriet 
Anthony, sister of George H.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

HIBBARD. 

Jane (Brown), wife of James Hibbard, and daughter of 
Jacob and Deborah (Morris) Brown. Born April 10, 1846, 
died May 24, 1876. 

(SpafFord.) 
HIGBEY. 

Eugene A., son of William A. and Jane Higbey. Died 
July 23, 1842, age 11 months, 3 days. 

(Mr. Higbey also had a son John, and a daughter, Fidelia 
Higbey.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
HILL. 

John C. Hill. Died April 18, 1882, age 47 years. 
(He was born in England. He had the following: 
George, married Nancy Randall, daughter of George Henry 

and Harriet (Knight) Randall; , married 

Wilson Scribner ; , married Walter Moxsie, 

son of Charles Moxsie, and William B. Hill.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
William B. Hill, (son of John C. Hill). Died February 
28, 1889. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Mary A., wife of Edward Hill. Died February 15, 1869, 
age 18 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 131 

Ella J., daughter of Edward and Caroline Hill. Died 
May 21, 1881. age 6 years, 2 months. 

(Edward Hill was a brother of John C. Hill.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

James Hill, son of Alexander and Ann (Kinyon) Hill. 
Born June 19, 1828, died in 1892. 

(Alexander Hill married Ann Kinyon; they came from 
Cambridge, Washington County, N. Y., and settled first on 
the Vincent Farm, in the town of Scott, and afterwards on 
a farm on the Saneateles and Homer road, just south of the 
county line, in the town of Scott, Cortland County, N. Y. 
His wife died in Scott and was buried there; after her death 
he returned to Cambridge, his native place, where he died 
and was buried. His children by his wife, Ann Kinyon, 
were: Patience, died unmarried and was buried in Scott, 
N. Y. ; William, moved to California, where he married and 
still (1898) resides; Ann, died unmarried and was buried in 
Scott; James, married Orphana Doty, daughter of Willard 
and Achsah (Bacon) Doty, no issue; Avaline, married 
Charles B. Lyon, son of David and Harriet (Arnold) Lyon, 
husband dead, and she resides in Spafford, no issue. Alex- 
ander had a brother, William Hill, who died in this, town.) 

(Spafford.) 

Orphana (Doty), wife of James Hill. Bora in Lewis 
County, March 26, 1834, died May 31, 1898. (No stone.) 

(She was descended from Edward Doty, who came from 
England in the ship, " Mayflower," and settled at Plymouth, 
Mass., in the year 1620, as follows: Orphana, Willard, 
Warren, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, Edward Edward. She 
left no issue of her marriage with Mr. Hill. In her will, 
dated May 25, 1878, and probated June 21, 1898, she men- 
tions no husband or children, but the following next of kin : 
Warren Doty (brother), of Homer, N. Y. ; Abigail Eadie 
(sister), of Spafford, N. Y. ; Caroline Cleveland (sister), of 
Spafford, X. Y. ; Bertha Churchill (niece), of Onondaga 
Valley, N. Y. ; Mary Robinson, (niece), of Spafford, N. Y. ; 
Floyd Harrington (grand nephew), of Spafford, N. Y. ; 
Job Harvey (executor but not related), of Spafford, N. Y. ; 
Mary Norton (grand niece), of Homer, N. Y., and Nellie 
Barber (grand niece), of Scott, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

William Hill. Died May 3, 1877, acre 66 years. 



Yo2 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(He was a brother of Alexander Hill, and came from 
Cambridge, Washington County, N. Y. He married the 
widow Mary Jane Cotteral, daughter of Michael Vincent of 
Scott, N. Y. Their children, all born in Spafford, were: 
Juila A., bom June 18, 1847, married Jerome Mason, son of 
Hiram and Maria (Green) Mason, resides at Thorn Hill, 
N. Y. ; Alice A., born January 19, 1852, married Jay C. 
Roundy, son of Uriah and Mary Ann (Tinkham) Roundy, 
she resides at Thorn Hill, N. Y. ; and Sarah M., born July 
23, 1857, married John Burns, son of Frank and Harriet M. 
(Streeter) Burns, resides at Borodino, N. Y.) 

Mary J. Vincent, died March 24, 1911, age 89. 

(Borodino.) 

HILLEBERT. 

John C. Hillebert. Died February 15. 1844, age 72 years, 
1 month, 24 days. 

(He married first Elizabeth Berry, sister of Jonathan 
Berry, and second Anna Phillips, (widow) , mother of Mrs. 
Dr. Isaac Morrell. In his will, dated December 28, 1843, 
and probated March 25, 1844. and in the petition for pro- 
bate, mention is made of his widow: Anne Hillebert, of 
Spafford, N. Y., and his children : Elizabeth, married Elisha 
Newell, of Spafford, N. Y. ; Mary, married William B. Bax- 
ter, of Spafford, N. Y. ; Charlotte, married Mr. Merritt of 
Spafford, N. Y. ; Sophia, married Zara Berry, of Spafford, 
N. Y. ; Jane, married John M. Weston, (brother of Edmund 
C. Weston), of Spafford, N. Y. ; Amelia Ann Hillebert, of 
Spafford, N. Y. ; John J., married Elizabeth Berry, daughter 
of Jonathan and Thankful Berry, of Ellery, Chautauqua 

County, N. Y. ; James M., married , of 

Chautauqua County, X. Y. ; Nelson, married (1) Emeline 
Peck, and (2) Eleanor Harvey, daughter of Paul and Sally 
(Hiscock) Harvey, of Chautauqua County, N. Y. ; and 
Warren, who died at 27 years, unmarried.) 

(Borodino.) 

Elizabeth (Berry), wife of John C. Hillebert. Died Sep- 
tember 18, 1822, age 45 years, 4 months, 28 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Warren, son of John C. and Elizabeth (Berry) Hillebert. 
Died February 18, 1839, age 27 years, 5 months, 23 days. 

(Borodino.) 



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HINMAN. 

Wait Hinman was a threshing machine manufacturer, 
and resided in the Village of Borodino, where he purchased 
in 1829; he married Maria Albro, daughter of Stephen and 
Freelove Albro, (Stephen Albro was a Revolutionary sol- 
dier) and by her had the following children: Albert, 
married Clarissa Spaulding, daughter of George and Mary 
(Westgate) Spaulding, he died in Waterloo, N. Y. ; George, 
married Ruth Smith and died in Manlius, N. Y. ; Aaron, 
died when a young man, unmarried, in Syracuse, N. Y. ; 
John, residing in 1898 in Syracuse, N. Y., unmarried; and 
Harriet, married Jerry Woodmansee, and died in Tully, 
N. Y. 

George Hinman (son of Wait and Maria (Albro) Hin- 
man) by his wife, Ruth Smith, had the following children: 
Henry, married (1) Caroline Klein, (2) Rose Wealthy, and 
(3) Harriet Sheldon, daughter of Lansing and Emily A. 
(Ferris) Sheldon, he is an expressman, residing in Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. ; Frank, civil engineer, resides in Syracuse, 
N. Y., unmarried; and Anna, married (1) Irving Northrup, 
(2) Howard Penoyer, and (3) Frank Bower, resides in 
Syracuse, N. Y. 

Truman Hinman and his wife, Delia, came to the Mar- 
cellus end of the town before 1810, and for several years 
after that date resided on lot 76, Marcellus, near Willow 
Glen, and at one time owned the State's One Hundred 
Acres on that lot. How they are related to Wait Hinman, 
if at all, is not known. He sold out his interest on that lot 
about 1822. 

HINDS. 

Adin Hinds. Died September 16, 1S33, age 42 years. 
" He died in the triumphs of faith, 
Through a crucified Redeemer." 

(Thorn Hill.) 
George L. Hinds, a member of the 149th Regt. N. Y. Vols. 
Inft. Died December 18, 1878, age 35 years. 

(He married Lucy Maria Green, daughter of Henry and 
Anna Maria (Coon) Green. After his decease his widow 
married Charles H. Sweet and moved to Missouri.) 

(Spafford.) 



134 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

HISCOCK. 
James Hiscock. Died February 24, 1834, age 75 years. 
He and his wife, Elizabeth Ann Cody, came to this town 
from Madison, Madison County, N. Y., in 1812, and settled 
on lot 69, Marcellus, they were the father and mother of 
Sally Hiscock, who married Paul Harvey, son of Medad and 
Anar Buell Harvey. Job Harvey, grandson of James His- 
cock, claims he was a soldier of the Revolution. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Elizabeth, wife of James Hiscock. Died December 24, 
1827, age 73 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

HOLMES. 

John Holmes, (son of Samuel and Mercy Ann (Winsor) 
Holmes). Died July 8, 1846, age 62 years, 9 months, 26 
days. 

(Samuel Holmes, of the town of Scituate, in the County 
of Providence, R. I., married Elnathan Brown, of Cumber- 
land, R. I., at the latter place, August 15, 1751, and by her 
had the following children, recorded in Scituate: Molley, 
born November 2, 1752; Samuel, born November 17, 1754; 
and Margaret, born September 9, 1757. We have no record 
of other children, although there may have been others. 

Samuel Holmes, son of Samuel and Elnathan (Brown) 
Holmes, married at Smithfield, R. I., Mercy Ann Winsor, 
daughter of Elder John and Mary (Smith) Winsor, Decem- 
ber 19, 1779, and by her had the following children, born 
in Smithfield, R. I.; Salome, born May 5, 1780; Stephen, born 
August 8, 1781; John, born September 12, 1783; Cynthia, 

born June 6, 1787, married Larned; Sydney; and 

Samuel, born April 23, 1795, died at Brocton, N. Y., at the 
age of 82 years, married at Spafford, N. Y., about 1814, by 
John Babcock Justice, Eunice Calkins, of the same place. 
Samuel Holmes, Sr., was a gunsmith by trade. He served 
during the Revolution as First Lieutenant and Captain, in 
the 3rd Company of the Smithfield Battalion, in the R. I. 
Militia. After 1795 he first moved with his family to 
Little Falls, N. Y., and thence to Spafford, where he was a 
resident at the organization of that town and was selected 
as one of the road masters at the first election in 1812. His 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES !35 

son, Samuel, during: the War of 1812, enlisted in the United 
States Service and was at Saekett's Harbor, N. Y., 
during- the year 1814, as a part of the command of General 
Jacob Brown. After the war he was a pensioner of the 
United States, by reason of his service during that war. 
Samuel Holmes, Sr., was a brother-in-law of Daniel Tink- 
ham, formerly of this town, they having married sisters. 
After the war of 1812 he moved from this town, and died 
near Canandaigua, N. Y. 

John Holmes, son of Samuel and Mercy Ann (Winsor) 
Holmes, married Lydia Barnes, and by her had the follow- 
ing children, born in this town : Avalinda, married Harvey 
Barnes of Spafford; Winsor, married Candace Ripley, 
daughter of John L. and Clarissa E. (Loss) Ripley, (no 
issue), resides at Spafford, N. Y. ; Mercy, died in 1897, 
unmarried, Borodino cemetery. (No stone.) Juliette, 
married Rev. Windsor Brown, resides at Borodino, N. Y. ; 
Ann Eliza, married H. Linus Darling, son of Jacob W. and 
Mary (Buffington) Darling, both dead, Borodino cemetery ; 
John, Jr., married Rebecca Crane, daughter of George W. 
and Mary Ann Crane, he and his wife are both dead, the 
latter died at Fairmount, November 9, 1894, at the age of 
57 years, and was buried in Borodino Cemetery. (No 
stone). And Sidney, he moved to Evans, Erie County, 
N. Y. Mr. Holmes resided at the time of his decease in the 
Nunnery Neighborhood. 

John Holmes, Jr., son of John and Lydia (Barnes) 
Holmes, married Rebecca Crane, and by her had the follow- 
ing, born in Spafford : Georgie, married, David Olmsted, 
son of Jeremiah and Lavina Olmsted, resides In Geddes, 
N. Y. ; Nettie, married Frank Streeter, of Borodino, N. Y. ; 
Jay Stanley Holmes, of Geddes, N. Y. ; Ann Eliza, and 
Francis A., died young.) 

(Borodino.) 

Lydia (Barnes) Holmes, (wife of John Holmes, Sr.) 
Died January 10, 1878, age 84 years, 9 months, 29 days. 
" Children dear, weep not for me, 
For you'r not long to stay; 
If Jesus permits I will sit 
And wait for you at the gate." 

(Borodino.) 



136 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

John Holmes, Jr., (son of John and Lydia (Barnes) 
Holmes). Died February 13, 188S, age 57 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Rebecca Crane, wife of John Holmes, Jr. Died Novem- 
ber 9, 189-1, age 57 years. (No stone.) 

(Borodino.) 
Ann Eliza, daughter of John, Jr., and Rebecca (Crane) 
Holmes. Died August 14, 1859, age 15 months. 

(Borodino.) 
Francis A., son of John, Jr., and Rebecca (Crane) 
Holmes. Died February 18, 1862, age 2 months. 

(Borodino.) 

HOWTIN. 

Nettie. Died March 14, 1875, age 8 months. 
Charles R. Died October 5. 1880, age 2 years. 
Children of W. H. and Ann Howtin. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

HOXSIE. 

Rowland Hoxsie, (son of John B. and Ruhamah (Bentley) 
Hoxsie) . Died September 1, 1869, age 78 years, 9 months, 
28 days. 

{Rowland Robinson Hoxsie came to this town from 
Greenwich, Washington County, N. Y., about October 19, 
1816, and first settled on the east part of lot 71, Marcellus, 
bordering on the west shore of Otisco Lake ; from there he 
moved to Thorn Hill where he remained until his decease. 
He was a stone mason by trade and assisted in building 
some of the locks on the Erie Canal, but in this town and in 
Marcellus he followed farming. He married (1) Almira 
Chapman, daughter of Amasa and Lydia (Hunt) Chapman, 

and by her had four children : Theodore, married 

Alexander; Lydia, married Briggs, of Buffalo, 

N. Y. ; Mary Jane, married Dudley; and Dr 

Augustus Chapman, married Anna Poole, he died in Buffalo, 
N. Y. For a second wife Rowland R. Hoxsie married Lucy 
Griffin of Otisco, N. Y., and by her had : Rowland Robin- 
son, Jr., born in 1846, married and resides in Skaneateles, 

N. Y. ; John Adams, bom in 1848, married , 

ex-Sheriff of Onondags County, resides in Syracuse, N. Y.; 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 137 

and Albert Mitchell, born in 1850, married — -, 

and resides in Syracuse, N. Y. 

Mr. Rowland R. Hoxsie had a brother, John B. Hoxsie, 
who also resided in this town on lot 69, Marcellus, and who 
died after 1833 and before 1837. His widow, Lucy Hoxsie, 
after his decease, married John M. Cowan, of this town. 
By his wife Lucy he had one son : Wanton Hoxsie, who 
died April 15, 1837, aged three years. Where he or his 
son were buried is not known. 
R. is omitted on two stones. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Almira (Chapman), wife of Rowland R. Hoxsie. Died 
September 23, 1840, age 35 years, 6 months, 1 day. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Lucy (Griffin), wife of Rowland R. Hoxsie. Died 
October 22, 1852, age 33 years, 3 months, 8 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Ruhamah (Bentley), wife of John B. Hoxsie. Died 
November 19, 1826, age 59 years, 11 days. 

(Where her husband, John B. Hoxsie, is buried is not 
known.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Hamilton, son of John B. and Ruhamah (Bentley) 
Hoxsie. Died November 17, 1823, age 18 years, 10 
months. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
HUFFMAN. 

James D. Huffman (son of George Huffman). 
Still living in 1898. 

(Cold Brook.) 
HUNT. 

James Hunt. Died June 24, 1895, age 66 years. 
(He married Lavina M. Orton, daughter of Zenas and 
Sally Orton.) 

(Borodino.) 
Lavina M. (Orton), wife of James Hunt. Died January 
7, 1884, age 45 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Infant son of James and Lavina M. (Orton) Hunt. Died 
March 16, 1870, age 3 months, 4 days. 

(Borodino.) 



1GS ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Nancy (Converse)' wife of Alvinza Hunt. Died Jan- 
uary, 1831, age 20 years, 6 months. 

(Mr. Hunt married (1) Nancy Converse, and (2) Phebe 
Converse, step-daughter of Samuel Conklin. He moved to 
Michigan..) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

HURD. 

Charlotte (Brown), wife of Charles Hurd, and daughter 
of Jacob and Deborah (Morris) Brown. Bom April 10, 
1846. 

(She was living in 1898. She married first Byron Van 
Benschoten, and second Charles Hurd. She was a twin 
sister of Jane Brown, wife of James Hibbard. Resides at 
Glen Haven, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

HUTCHENS. 

Col. Phineas Hutchens. Died June 17, 1870, age 85 years, 
3 months. 

(Colonel Hutchens was born in Herkimer County, N. Y., 
March 16, 1783, and came to this town among the first 
settlers and prior to 1812, and settled on Lot 22, Tully, and 
remained there until his decease. Among his brothers and 
sisters were the following, some of whom also came to this 
town: John, married Maria Roundy, daughter of Uriah 
and Lucretia (Needham) Roundy, in Spafford in 1816, went 
West, where they both died and were buried ; Levius ; Ros- 
well, married a Miss Sennett and settled in Oakland County, 
Mich.; Parthena, married Orrin Britt and settled in Medina, 

N. Y. ; Albanus, married Anna ; and a sister, who 

married a Mr. Bennett. 

Col. Hutchens married (1) Margaret Giberson, January 

27, 1811, and by her had two children: Caroline, bom 
November 8, 1812, died in 1891, married Chester Patterson, 
son of Calvin and Sarah (Thompson) Patterson, February 

28, 1834, in Spafford, both dead, buried in Borodino; and 
Margaret, born February 19, 1814, married Nathan P. 
Thompson, son of Reuben and Sally Thompson, March 3, 
1836, husband dead, and she residing in 1898 in Homer, 
N. Y. Mr. Hutchens' first wife died in Spafford, February 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 139 

23, 1814, and he married for a second wife Betsey Bocker, 
January 11, 1815, and by her had eight children: Louisa, 
born October 19, 1815, died May 2, 18S3, married Frederick 
McKay, son of Augustin and Polly (Partridge) McKay, 
October 8, 1837, both dead, buried in Spafford Cemetery; 
Parthena, born August 12, 1817, died January 29, 1862, 
married (1) Lewis B. Marshall and (2) Samuel Crane, both 
dead; Jane, born February 22, 1819, died September 5, 

1849, married (1) Kimberly, and (2) Lark S. 

Livermore, she died before her father and left one son: 
Charles B. Livermore, then a minor, residing at Chariton, 
Iowa; Roswell, born May 14, 1821, died January 16, 1854, 
at Spafford, unmarried; Phineas, Jr., born May 9, 1823, 
died June, 1880, married Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of John 
R. and Roxana (Moon) Lewis, he left no issue, wife moved 
to Illinois; Clarissa, bora July 7, 1S25, died September 11, 
1831; Orrin, born November 17, 1S27, married Mary Mc- 
Daniels, March, 1854, no issue, resides in Spafford in 1899 ; 
and Lucy, born April 6, 1830, died April 5, 1882 married 
Lyman C. Bennett, son of Stephen and Waity (Hill) Ben- 
nett, she had one child : Phineas H. Bennett, who died young, 
she was buried in Spafford Cemetery. Mrs. Hutchens died 
July 25, 1831, and Mr. Hutchens married for a third wife 
Lydia Smith, but by her had no issue, her death occurring 
January 25, 185G. Mr. Hutchens, during the war of 1812, 
was First Lieutenant in Capt. Asahel Roundy's Company, 
in the 9Sth Regt., X. Y. Militia, (Lieut. Col. Christopher 
Clark commanding) , which served for a short tour of duty- 
near Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., in the year 1814. He subse- 
quently obtained the rank of Colonel in the New York 
Militia. Col. Hutchens, during his residence in this town, 
was an active, public spirited and useful citizen, and served 
his town in a creditable manner, in the discharge of the 
duties of the various town offices to which, from time to 
time, he was elected, including among others: Supervisor, 
Assessor, Poor Master, Town Trustee, Commissioner of 
Highways, and School Commissioner. He was a man of 
marked character, great physical strength, and had a pleas- 
ing sense of humor. Between him and Capt. Asahel Roundy 
there was always an intimate relation and abiding friend- 
ship, and the two men, who generally acted in unison in 
public affairs, had a strong influence in shaping the political 



140 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

and economic policy of the town during their active career, 
which extended down to nearly the close of their joint lives. 
Mr. Hutchens and his family generally attended the Baptist 
Church, of which part, at least, were members.) 

(Spafford.) 
Margaret (Giberson), wife of Col. Phineas Hutchens. 
Died February 23, 1814, age 23 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Betsey (Bocker), wife of Col. Phineas Hutchens. Died 
July 25, 1831, age 40 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Lydia (Smith), wife of Col. Phineas Hutchens. Died 
January 25, 1856, age 74 years. 

(Spafford. 1 
Clarissa, daughter of Col. Phineas and Betsey (Bocker) 
Hutchens. Died September 11, 1831, age 6 years, 2 months, 
4 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Roswell Hutchens, (son of Col. Phineas and Betsey 
(Bocker) Hutchens). Died January 16, 1854, in his 33rd 
year. 

" Thy name, dear brother, is engraved 
On the hearts that loved thee." 

(Spafford.) 
In memory of Urania., daughter of John and Maria j 
(Roundy) Hutchens, who died December 21, 1816, age two 
days. 

" We'd scarce received the blooming gift, 
When mourned the pleasure gone." 

(Spafford.) 
• 

HUTTON. 

Caleb Hutton. Died July 21, 1881, age 75 years. 

(Mr. Hutton was Low Dutch and came from Ulster 
County, N. Y. He married Hannah Sessions, half sister of 
Amasa Sessions. After her decease he moved to Grand 
Ledge, Mich., where he married a second time. After his 
death, which occurred at Grand Ledge, his body was brought 
back and buried beside his first wife. His widow Martha, 
subsequently married Albert E. Fulton, as his second wife.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 



SrAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES HI 

Hannah (Sessions), wife of Caleb Hutton. Died Novem- 
ber 25, 18G5, age G8 years, 9 months. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

HYDE. 

_ Oliver Hyde. Died November 15, 1837, age 83 years, 13 
days. 

(He was a soldier of the Revolution. By his wife Polly, 
he had a daughter, Prudy, who married Isaac Mills as his 
second wife. His daughter, Esther E. Hyde, died unmar- 
ried ; he also had two daughters, Roxana and Lydia.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Polly, wife of Oliver Hyde. Died October 1, 1833, age 
75 years, 3 months. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Esther E. Hyde, (daughter of Oliver and Polly Hyde). 
Died November 24, 1840. age 40 years, 5 months, 15 days. 
" We trust she's gone to the world of bliss 
Where sorrow ends and suffering ceases, 
To join the happy throng above, 
And shout free grace to the God of Love." 

(Thorn Hill.) 

IDE. 

Rev. Rogers Ide. Died June 2, 1863, age 75 years, 1 
month. 

" I have gone home." 

(The given name of his first wife was Esther. In the 
application for letters upon his estate by Daniel P. Anthony, 
guardian, etc., dated February 13, 1864, mention is made 
of his widow: Ada Ide, of Dillsburg, Dearborn County, Ind., 
and the following children: Charity married Alanson E. 
Colton, of Spafford, N. Y.; David Ide, of Eaton Valley, Erie 
County, N. Y.; and Esther Mary, married Elkanah Bur- 
roughs, of Danville, Vemellia County, Illinois. Mention is 
also made of the following: David H. Ide, son of Daniel M. 
Ide, then a minor residing in Illinois; Roger Ide, Lemuel 
Ide, Eliza Ide, and Daniel Ide, four children, and two grand- 
children of his deceased son, Hiram Ide, all then residing 
in Illinois.) 

(Borodino.) 



142 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Esther Ide, wife of Elder Rogers Ide. Died December 
21, 1855, age 76 years, 4 months, 24 days. 

(Borodino.) 
Henry Ide, (son of Rogers and Esther Ide). Died 
December 21, 1892, age 83 years, 9 months, 3 days. 

(He married (1) Harriet Colton, daughter of Gideon and 
Rhoda (Fowler) Colton, and (2) Elizabeth, and had the 
following- children by his first wife : Francis, married Mary 
Olmstead, daughter of Isaac and Eunice (Case) Olmstead; 
Henry, Jr., married Jannette Rathbone, daughter of La- 
Grand and Juliette (Legg) Rathbone; Hortense, married 
Otis Cross, son of Truman and Eunice (Legg) Cross; Mary 
Jane, married John Kinyon, of Otisco, N. Y. ; and Harriet, 
who died at the age of four years. By his second wife he 
had one daughter, Blanche, who married a Mr. Borden, and 
was at that time of the age of nineteen years and resided 
in Auburn, N. Y. All others whose residence is not given 
then resided in Spafford, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 
Harriet (Colton), wife of Henry Ide. Died January 13, 
1871, age 59 years, 1 month, 11 days. 

(Borodino.) 
Harriet Ide, daughter of Henry and Harriet (Colton) 
Ide. Died November 23, 1837, age 4 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Ina, daughter of Henry, Jr., and Jennette (Rathbone) 

Ide. Died 25, 1881, age 10 years, 3 months, 28 

days. 

" The angels their kind watch are keeping 
Over our Ina's safe sleeping, 
No pain and no sorrow or weeping in Heaven." 

(Borodino.) 
Maud, daughter of Henry, Jr., and Jetnette (Rathbone) 
Ide. Died July 22, 1881, age 6 years, 6 months, 4 days. 
" That little voice no more I hear, 
No laughing child I see, 
No little arms around my neck, 

No maid upon my knee. 
No kiss drop upon my cheek, 

These lips are sealed to me, 
Dear Lord ! how could we give her up 

To any but to Thee." (Borodino.) 



SP AFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES U3 

Hattie A., daughter of Francis and Mary J. (Olmstead) 
Ide. Died January 19, 1876, age 15 years, 3 months. 

(Borodino.) 

INGHAM. 

Jonathan Ingham. Died April 23, 1863, age 78 years, 2 
months. 

(He married Sarah Hicks. In his will, dated April 8, 
1852, and probated May 24, 1861, he mentions his wife, 
Sarah Ingham, but she died before his decease and the pro- 
bating said will. In the will and petition for its probate 
dated May 24, 1861, the following additional heirs are men- 
tioned: His daughter, Cordelia, married Moses P. Maul, 
residing in Spafford. N. Y. ; and Cordelia Simmons and 
Sarah I. Butts, both of Smyrna, Chenango County, N. Y., 
children of his deceased daughter, Hannah Butts. All were 
of full age, except Sarah I. Butts, who was a minor.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Sarah (Hicks), wife of Jonathan Ingham. Died April 
14, 1855, age 63 years. 

INGERSON. 

(Peter Ingerson, died at Vesper, N. Y., July 5, 1891, but 
formerly resided in Spafford Hollow. In his will, dated 
June 1, 1891. and probated January 9, 1893, he mentions 
his wife, Elizabeth Ingerson, and the following children: 
Henry Ingerson. of Tully, N. Y. ; Emily Barker, widow of 
Joshua Barker of Tully, N. Y ; his adopted daughter, Phebe 
Maycurober, wife of Randall Maycumber, of Tully, N. Y., 
and formerly widow of William E. Fisher of Spafford, 
N. Y. ; and his daughter, Mary Ann Brown, widow of Her- 
bert Brown, of Truxton, N. Y.) 

ISDELL. 

Mary (Harris), wife on Andrew Isdell. Died May 4, 
1843, age 49 years, 2 months. 

(Andrew Isdell married (1) Mary Harris, and (2) 
Sabina Maxson, sister of the first wife of Albert Foster. He 
had the following children by his first wife and none by his 
second: James H., married Samantha Young, widow of 
Ruluf Jerome Barber; Mary, married Erastus Norton, son 



144 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

of Moses and Percy (Barber) Norton, husband dead and 
she resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Emily, married Seymour 
Doty, son of Willard and Achsah (Bacon) Doty, both dead 
and left no issue; Jane, married Lyman Carpenter (mem- 
ber of firm of Carpenter and Coleman), resides in Syracuse, 
N. Y. ; Phebe, married William Bacon, son of Amos and 
Abigail (Cady) Bacon; and Margaret, married Orrin Cook 
of Gloversville, N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Jewett A., son of James H. and Samantha (Young) 
Isdell. Died September 20, 1849, age 2 years, 2 months, 26 
days. 

(James H. Isdell and his wife, Samantha, are both dead, 
he having died at Syracuse, N. Y., October, 1886. Their 
children were: Jewett A., Bradford D., Majesta H., who 
each died young, and Dorwin, who still survives, was mar- 
ried, and at the time of his father's decease resided in 
Syracuse, N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Bradford D., son of James H. and Samantha (Young) 
Isdell. Died September 29, 1847, age 3 years, 5 months, 
4 days. 

" God took from us our loved ones, 
And though our tear drops swell, 
We would not dare murmur 
He doeth all things well." 

(Cold Brook.) 
Majesta H., daughter of James H. and Samantha 
(Young) Isdell. Died December 12, 1860, age 18 years, 
7 months, 12 days. 

" She died as she had lived beloved, 
Without an enemy on earth, 
In word and deed she breathed and moved 
The soul of honor and of worth. 
Her hand was open as the day, 
Her bearing high, her nature true, 
And when from life she passed away 
Our hearts went with her to the grave." 

(Cold Brook.) 
JACKSON. 
Elias Jackson. Died November 1, 1830, age 76 years. 

(Nunnery.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES M5 
JACOBS. 

" Our Father " — Elias Jacobs. Died April 30, 1877, age 
85 years, 10 months, 15 days. 

(His wife, Betsey J., died in 1867. In his will, dated 
July 25, 1876. and probated June 16, 1877, he mentions no 
wife, but the following children: Betsey Jane, married 
Hiram Seeley, son of Samuel G. and Adah (Fowler) Seeley, 
both dead, and buried in Spafford Cemetery ; Marie J., mar- 
ried Rev. James Gutsell, then of Van Ettenville, Chemung 
Co., N. Y. ; and Milo E, married Caroline O'Farrell, daughter 
of William and Dinah O'Farrell. Milo E. Jacobs and his 
wife and family moved West, where his death preceded that 
of his father. In the petition for probate of his father's 
will, mention is made of his son's children as follows: 
Francis J., of Chicago. 111. ; Charles, of Winnebago, 111. ; and 
Wilber F. Jacobs, of Winnebago, 111. ; all of full age, except 
the latter, who was a minor over 14 years of age.) 

(Spafford.) 

" Our Mother ' — Betsey G., wife of Elias Jacobs. Died 
August 14, 1867, age 69 years, 23 days. 

(Spafford.) 

JOHNSON. 

Loami W. Johnson. Died April 22, 1861, age 76 years, 1 
month, 22 days. 

(He came to this town from Cambridge, Washington 
County, N. Y., about 1818, and settled on Lot 75, Marcellus; 
he having, however, purchased an interest in lands there 
before that time, in the Spring of 1810. H was a cooper 
by occupation and pursued that avocation in connection 
with farming, down to the time of his decease. From the 
Marcellus end of the town he moved to Lot 10, Sempronius, 
in the town of Spafford, about 1825, and afterwards to Lot 
21, Tully, in the Village of Spafford Corners, where he 
remained, carrying on the business of cooper until his 
decease. He first married before coming to this town, 
Margaret Berry, sister of Jonathan Berry, by whom he had 
three children : Joseph B., died at 28 years, unmarried ; 
Jonathan, married Esther Woodworth, daughter of Elias 
and Diadama (Bassett) Woodworth, both dead, and buried 
in Spafford, N. Y. ; and Esther, died at 22 years, unmarried. 



146 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

For a second wife Mr. Johnson married Rebecca Stanley of 
Pompey, but by her had no issue.) 

(Borodino.) 
Margaret (Berry), wife of Loami W. Johnson. Died 
September 1, 1837, age 52 years, 6 months, 18 days. 

(Borodino.) 
Rebecca (Stanley), wife of Loami W. Johnson. Died 
December 29, 1860, age 60 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Mr. Joseph B. Johnson, (son of Loami W. and Margaret 
(Berry) Johnson). Died March 7, 1S35, age 2S years, 2 
months, 9 days. 

" Depart my friends, dry up your tears, 
I must lie here 'till Christ appears." 

(Borodino.) 
Miss Esther Johnson, (daughter of Loami W. and Mar- 
garet (Berry) Johnson). Died September 21, 1835, age 22 
years, 4 months, 1 day. 

" Her gentle spirit soars away, 
To dwell with God in endless day." 

(Borodino.) 
Jonathan Johnson, (son of Loami W. and Margaret 
(Berry) Johnson). Died June 22, 1874, age 66 years, 2 
months, 5 days. 

(Jonathan Johnson, by his wife, Esther Woodworth, 
had four children : Fortunatus B., died in 1854, unmarried ; 
Edwin, married Helen L. Breed, daughter of Reuben T. 
and Purlina M. (Patchen) Breed, both dead, left one son, 
Grove E. Johnson, married in Syracuse, N. Y.; Mary Eliza- 
beth, born June 18, 1842, married in Sempronius, December 
27, 1860. Fernando C. Prindle son of Moses and Purlina M. 
(Patchen) Prindle, no issue, residing in Spafford, N. Y. ; 
and Martha J., who died young. Mr. Johnson was a cooper 
by trade, but followed farming and practiced law in Justice 
Courts.) 

(Spafford.) 
Esther (Woodworth), wife of Jonathan Johnson. Died 
September 18, 1893, age 83 years. 

" God's word we trust." 
After the decease of her husband, Jonathan Johnson, she 
married for a second husband a Mr. Smith, but by him had 
no issue.) (Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORD? WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 147 

Fortunatus B., son of Jonathan and Esther (Woodworth) 
Johnson. Died January 14, 1854, age 18 years, 6 months, 
8 days. 

" None knew him but to praise." 

(Spafford.) 
Martha J., daughter of Jonathan and Esther (Wood- 
worth) Johnson. Died April 8, 1847, age 10 months, 3 
days. 

" Sweetest little bud for earth too fair, 
Has gone to Heaven to blossom there." 

(Spafford.) 
Edwin Johnson, (son of Jonathan and Esther (Wood- 
worth) Johnson). Died April 5, 1874, age 37 years, 7 
months, 5 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Helen L. (Breed) Johnson, wife of Edwin Johnson. Died 
March 10, 1874, age 29 years, 3 months, 3 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Infant son of Edwin and Helen L. (Breed) Johnson. 
Died March 1, 1866, age 7 weeks. 

(Spafford.) 

Edwin C. Johnson, son of Grove E. Johnson. Died , 

age 2 months. (No stone.) 

(Grove E. Johnson was a son of Edwin and Helen L. 
(Breed) Johnson.) 

(Spafford.) 

KELLOGG. 

Olive Chloe (Churchill), wife of William Kellogg. Died 
September 13, 1875, age 31 years. 

(She was a daughter of Chauncey and Catherine (Merry) 
Churchill.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

KELSEY. 

Olive A. (Sharp), wife of William Kelsey. Died April 
10, 1863, age 23 years, 10 months. 

(She was a daughter of John Wm. and Lydia A. (Under- 
wood) Sharp.) 

(Cold Brook.) 



148 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

KING. 

Clarence C. King, son of Caleb E. and Mary E. (Lam- 
phire) King. Died September 11, 1888, age 4 months, 3 
days. 

(Caleb E. King married Mary E. Lamphire, daughter of 
John Lamphire; he is a store keeper at Spafford Corners, 
and was Supervisor of the town for the year 1898-9.) 

(Spafford.) 

KINGSBURY. 

Dr. David Kingsbury. Died March 7, 1841, age 64 years, 
6 months, 19 days. \ 

" Lo ! where this silent marble weeps 
A friend, a husband, a father sleeps, 
A heart within whose sacred cell, 
The peaceful virtues lov'd to dwell." 
(Dr. Kingsbury practiced medicine in Clintonville, Mar- 
cellus, N. Y. ; he married Delia Bowen.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Ann Gennett, daughter of David and Delina (Bowen) 
Kingsbury. Died September 9, 1822, age 3 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

KIRKPATRICK. 

William Kirkpatrick. Died February 1, 1861, age 66 
years, 11 months, 5 days. 

(Borodino.) 
Caroline F., daughter of William and Lucy Kirkpatrick. 
Died September 29, 1856, age 15 years. 

(Borodino.) 

KNAPP. 

Peter Knapp. Died July 13, 1839, age 84 years, 4 months, 
18 days. 

(He came from Westchester County, N. Y., first to Brutus, 
N. Y., and then to Spafford, where he settled on Lot 42, 
Tully, in 1806. His purchase consisted of the whole of that 
lot, excepting the State's Hundred Acres, and his residence 
was located near where William Barker's house now (1899) 
stands. He married his wife, Dinah Guion, in Westchester 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES I49 

County, May 18, 1775. She was born May 7, 1757, and died 
in Spaft'ord, October 17, 1835. By her he had the following 
children: Sarah, born April 28, 1776. died December, 1794, 
married Elijah Hadden, in Westchester, December, 1794; 
Anna, born October 13, 1777, died unmarried, October 26, 
1828; Cynthia bom May 13, 1780, died April 18. 1S67, 
married Ellis Taft, October 8, 1809 ; Elijah, born December 
9, 1782, died January 27, 1867, married December 9, 1812, at 
Scott, N. Y. Betsey Burdick, daughter of Thompson and 
Tabitha (Wilcox) Burdick; John, born August 22, 1785, died 
in Michigan, January 17, 1874, married Mamra Hotchkiss, 
February 13, 1806; Hannah, bom March 9, 1789, died in 
Ovid Seneca County, N. Y., December 14, 1868, married 
John Ingersoll, August 20, 1807 ; Peter, Jr., bom February 
14, 1791, died March 24, 1875, married Saberah Babcock, 
daughter of Ezra Babcock of Scott, N. Y., born July 3, 1796, 
died April 20, 1872, they died and were buried in Scott; 
Mary, born July 29, 1793, (dead), married Jonathan Pat- 
terson, son of Ebenezer and Dinah Patterson, resided and 
died in Ohio ; Isaac, born August 29, 1795, died in Michigan, 
married Polly Berry, daughter of Jonathan and Thankfui 
Berry; Silas, bom December 30, 1797, died in Medina, X. Y., 
December 16. 1888, married Flora Barber, daughter of 
Erastus and Joanna Barber; James Desbrosses, born March 
23, 1800, died in Michigan, September 28, 1855, married 
Lois Ingersoll; and Kortright, born April 30, 1803, died 
January 17, 1883, married Ginsey Skinner, he died in 
Michigan.) 

(Spafford.) 
Peter Knapp, Jr., by his wife Saberah Babcock, had the 
following children: Stephen C, born January 17, 1816, 
married Elizabeth Smith of Napoli, N. Y., both living 
(1899), in Preble, N. Y. (They have the following: Ed- 
ward, Cynthia, Burdett, Adelbert, Alice, and Annice 
(twins), Sarah, Orville, Willard and Ezra Fred.); 
Euretta born October 1, 1817, married H. Lee Burdick of 
Scott, N. Y., where they now reside, (their children are: 
Emerson, Elbert, and Mary) ; Sally Ann, bom February 16, 
1820, married William Davis, of Lincklaen, N. Y., where 
they now reside. (They have two children, names not 
known) ; Asher M., born May 16, 1822, died in Wisconsin, 
September 25, 1897, married Amy Potter of Truxton, N. Y. 



150 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(three children) ; J. Riley, bom April 29, 1825, married I 
Caroline Knoor of Bloomsburg, Pa., he resides in Scott, 
N. Y. (Two children: Harry and Maggie) ; Minerva S., i 
born December 14, 1827, resides in New Hope, N. Y, un- 
married; Ezra B., born February 26, 1830, married Loretta 1 
E. Wilson of Skaneateles, N. Y., where they now reside, no i 
issue; Epinetus H., born August 13, 1833, married (1) 
Nancy Vandenburg, of Preble, N. Y., and (2) Amelia Dyke- i 
man of New York City, resides in Scranton, Pa. (one child, j 
Minnie) ; and Clarence N., bom April 22, 1836, married j 
Olivia Barber of Scott, N. Y., where they now reside, no 
issue. (Spafford.) I 

Dinah (Guion) , wife of Peter Knapp. Born May 7, 1757, 
died October 17, 1835. (No stone.) 

(Spafford.) ] 

In memory of Ann Knapp, (daughter of Peter and Dinah | 
(Guion) Knapp), who died October 26, 1828, age 51 years, 
13 days. 

" Affictions sore with patience bore, 
Physicians were in vain, 
'Till God did please to give me ease 
And take me from my pain." 

Elijah Knapp, (son of Peter and Dinah (Guion) Knapp). 
Died January 27, 1867, age 84 years, 1 month, 18 days. 

(Elijah Knapp married Betsey Burdick at Scott, N. Y., 
December 9, 1812, and by her had : Angeline, born July 19, 
1814, and died April 16, 1824 ; George Frink, born October 
9, 1815, married Betsey Ann Gale, daughter of Samuel and 
Sally (Manley) Gale; Emeline, bom January 30, 1817, 
married William Collins, son of John and Lucy (Bur- 
dick) Collins, she resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; and Betsey 
Ann, bom August 14, 1825, married William Barker, son of 
Darius and Mary (Cooper) Barker. Elijah Knapp resided 
on the Skaneateles and Homer road, on Lot 42, Tully, on 
lands received from his father, Peter Knapp. He and his 
family attended the Baptist Church. He was a farmer.) 

(Spafford.) 

Betsey (Burdick), wife of Elijah Knapp. Died Decem- 
ber 30, 1872, age 79 years, 1 month. 

(She was a daughter of Thompson and Tabitha (Wilcox) 
Burdick, and bom (probably), in Stonington, Conn., Nov- 
ember 30, 1793. She came with her parents to Brookfield, 



SJT AFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 151 

Madison County, N. Y., about 1796, and a few years after- 
wards to Scott, N. Y., where she remained until the time of 
her marriage. She was descended from Robert Burdick, 
first of Newport and afterwards of Westerly, R. I., as 
follows: Betsey, Thompson, John, Hubbard, Robert. Her 
father and mother are both buried near her grave in this 
cemetery.) 

(Spafford.) 

In memory of Angeline, daughter of Elijah and Betsey 
(Burdick) Knapp. Died April 16, 1821, age 9 years, 8 
months, 17 days. 

" Sleep on dear child and take thy rest, 
For Jesus called you when he thought best." 

(Spafford.) 

Martin E. Knapp, (son of Alanson Knapp) . Died March 
28, 1875, age 76 years. 

(Martin Elmer Knapp was born in Salisbury, Litchfield 
County, Conn. The name of his mother is not known, but 
the given name of his stepmother was Hannah. After leav- 
ing Salisbury he first settled in Hillsdale, Columbia County, 
N. Y., and after a few years, according to the memory of 
his daughter, Mrs. Kinney, moved to Delaware County, 
and about 1835 or 1836 came to this town, where he finally 
settled on the farm afterwards owned by his son, Justin N. 
Knapp, on Lot 43, Tully, Cold Brook, in 1837. This farm 
he subsequently sold to his son, and he moved to Scott, N. Y., 
where he died in 1875. His first wife was Lucinda Niles, 
and his second wife Phebe Van Benschoten; he had no issue 
by his second wife, but by the first he had the following: 
Justin Niles, married Polly P. McKay, daughter of Augustin 
and Polly (Partridge) McKay, he is dead and his wife 
resides in Cold Brook, P. 0., South Spafford, N. Y.; Josiah 
Niles, was a minister and died at the age of 25 years, un- 
married; and Eunice A., married (1) Sanford B. Kinney, 
and (2) Loami Kinney, both husbands are dead and she 
resides in Homer, N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) ' 

Lucinda (Niles) , wife of Martin E. Knapp. Died Novem- 
ber 24, 1846, age 46 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 



152 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Rev. Josiah N. Knapp, (son of Martin E. and Lucinda 
(Niles) Knapp). Died August 15, 1846, age 25 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Justin N. Knapp, (son of Martin E. and Lucinda (Niles) 
Knapp). Died May 10, 1893, age 74 years. 

(By his wife, Polly P. McKay, born September 30, 1821, 
and living in 1899, he had the following children: Martin 
Augustus, married Marion H. Hotchkiss, resides in Wash- 
ington, D. C, Interstate Commissioner; Mary L„ died at 29 
years, unmarried; Justin Xiles, married Mary Sterling 
Hobart ,of Homer, N. Y. ; he resides in Syracuse, N. Y. ; and 
Alice Arzena, married Charles Kellogg, resides in New York 
City, N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Mary L., daughter of Justus N. and Polly P. (McKay) 
Knapp. Died October 20, 1875, age 29 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 

KNEELAND. 

Amasa Kneeland, (son of Jonathan and Mary (Spencer) 
Kneeland). Died April 22, 1845, age 68 years, 7 months, 
15 days. 

(Amasa Kneeland was born at East Haddam, Conn., 
September 7, 1776, married Charlotte Kidder in 1807, and 
by her had the following children, born in Marcellus (now 
Spafford) : Stella, born January 13, 1808, died September 
3, 1891, married Cephas Bassett, she was educated in Homer 
and Cortland Academies, and went to East India with her 
husband, as a missionary; Ellen, born April 2, 1809, died 
December 3, 1888, married Seymour Tracy, and formerly 
resided at Junction City, Mo.; Hon. Samuel Stillman, born 
April 2, 1811, died at Skaneateles at the age of 85 years, 
married Cordelia Wrgiht of Marcellus, October 17, 1848. 
He was a member of Assembly from this town in 1853, and 
represented the town in the Board of Supervisors from 1857 
to 1860. He also served the town in various other minor 
offices, such as Assessor, and School Inspector. He was a 
Republican in politics. (He had three daughters who sur- 
vived him, of whom — Ellen, married a Mr. Thorne, the other 
two are unmarried) ; Persis, born in 1813, died unmarried 
in 1844; Amasa Spencer, born October 22, 1814, now dead. 
He was a Baptist minister. Married Almira E. Foot; 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 153 

had three children, now residing at Strikersville, N. Y. 
Mary, born August, 1817, died October 8, 1882, married 
George Sessions and moved to Jefferson County, Colorado; 
John Kidder, bom April, 1819, married and resides In 
Michigan; Hon. A. Judson, born May 5, 1821, married 
Esther Griswold, lawyer, died 1884 in Homer, N. Y.; Jane 
Ann, bom March 30, 1823, married Martin Spencer, and 
resides in Galva, Illinois ; Benjamin Trumbull, bom June 3, 
1825, married Harriet Mills resides at Dalton, N. Y. ; and 
Dolphus Bennett, born 1827, married Miranda Charles aneT 
lives in Ionia. The Kneeland family attended the Baptist 
Church at Thorn Hill. Mr. Kneeland was descended from 
Edward Kneeland, who came to this country in 1630, and 
finally settled in Ipswick, Mass., as follows: Amasa, Jona- 
than, John, Benjamin, Edward, Edward. According to the 
Kneeland genealogy the family were of Scotch origin, and 
trace their line back into the middle of the thirteenth 
century.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Persis, daughter of Amasa and Charlotte (Kidder) Knee- 
land. Died November 4, 1844, age 32 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Among the other members of the Kneeland family who 
came to this town, but left no dead, were the following : 

John Kneeland, son of John and Mary (Spencer) Knee- 
land, and brother of Amasa, bom at East Haddam, Conn., 
May 10, 1769, married Sally Benson, and by her had: 
Ichabod, married Anna Prentice of Skaneateles, N. Y. ; 
Warren, married Fanny Hyde; Amasa; Whitfield, married 
Sarah Fry ; Nathan ; John B., bom in 1812, married Lucinda 
Sickles in 1845; Clarinda, married Benjamin Howe; 
Philura, died in 1879, unmarried ; Minerva ; Mary, married 
David D. G. Chandler; Zipporah; and Sarah. John Knee- 
land moved at an early date from this town to Livingston 
County, N. Y., where he remained until his death. About 
1835 his five sons moved from Livingston County, in this 
State, to Livingston County, in Michigan, and their descen- 
dants now largely reside in that State. 

Warren Kneeland, son of Jonathan and Mary (Spencer) 
Kneeland, another brother of Amasa, born in East Haddam, 
Conn.. November 2. 1771, died 1868 at the age of 97 years, 
married (1) January 3, 1809, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, daughter 



154 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

of Jeremiah and Anna Fitzgerald, she died in 1818 and he 
then married (2) Rachel Randell, widow of Garner Sher- 
man, she died in Illinois in 1860. By his first wife he had 
the following: children : Joel, born January, 1810, and died 
unmarried, June 10. 1837; Dr. Jonathan, born February 10, 
1812, died in South Onondaga, May. 1898, married Miriam 
Dwelle, February 7, 1845; David F., born in 1811 and died 
at four months ; and Nancy, born June 27, 1814, married f 1) 
Rev. Jeremiah B. Evarts, and (2) Minard LaFever; and by 
his second wife he had the following: Elizabeth; Andrew 
Jackson, born March 20, 1823, died April 17, 1886, married 
Lucy Adeline Parker; Cynthia, born 1825, married A. Nos- 
trand; and Warren H., born 1831, married and settled in 
Oakland, California. Warren Kneeland, Sr., was a teacher 
for over thirty years, having taught school in both Saratoga 
and Onondaga Counties. 

Asa Kneeland, born 1773, at East Haddam, Conn., and 
died 1842, son of Jonathan and Mary Spencer, and brother 
of Amasa, married in 1800 Hannah Green, and by her had 
the following children : Edward, born January 15, 1801, 
married Mary Thompson, (he has one son, Edward, the 
only male descendant of Asa. now living) ; Charles, born 
and died in 1802; Sarah, born 1803, died 1853, married 
Joseph Berry (no issue) ; Horace, bora May 12, 1806. He 
was a sculptor, died 1875, married Lucy Ann, no issue; 
Hector, born May 12, 1806 (twin of Horace), married Maria 
Smith, he died in San Francisco, California, at the age of 
84 years; Charles, born June 8, 1808, married Catherine 
Horr, he died in 1847 without issue; Catherine, born June 
8, 1808 (twin of Charles) , married Alonzo Meacham, resided 
in Davenport, Iowa; Angeline, bom June, 1810, died April 
1, 1880, married (1) Fred Knickerbocker, and (2) Daniel 
Southwick; Almira. bom September 10, 1812, died June, 
1838; Cornelia, bom March 7, 1816, married Daniel Baker 
of St. Paul, Minn.; Hiram, born March 27, 1818; died Sep- 
tember, 1840; and Henrietta, born January 6, 1822, married 
(1) James M. Goodhue, and (2) Jasper Tarbox, living in 
1897. These children of Jonathan Kneeland were, of course, 
descended from Edward, the emigrant ancestor in this 
country, the same as stated for Amasa above. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES l£fl 

KNIGHT. 

Sylvanus Knight. Died July 5, 1866, age 48 years, 7 
months, 19 days. 

(He married Mercena Randall, daughter of Silas and 
Mercy (Harrington) Randall. His wife survived him, and 
after his decease married Nathan Bond for her second hus- 
band. She was living in 1898 at Spafford, N. Y. 

LAMB. 
Joseph K. Lamb, (son of Jeduthan Lamb). Died July 
9, 1843, age 46 years, 1 month, 26 days. 

(He married Malinda Ferry, daughter of Asa and 
Ruhama Ferry.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
LANSDOWN. 

Mary A. (Morse) , wife of John Lansdown. Died October 
2, 1851, age 26 years. 

(She was a daughter of Matthias Morse of Spafford 
Hollow.) 

(Spafford.) 
LATHROP. 

Marcelia S., daughter of Philemon and Sophia Lathrop. 
Died August 24, 1842, age 4 years, 9 days. 

(Philemon Lathrop resided in town for a short stay; 
he was a stone cutter by trade and left this stone as a 
specimen of his handicraft.) 

(Spafford.) 
Lucretia Roundy Lathrop. Died October 17, 1879, age 
69 years. 

(Served her country in the War of 1861 as Hospital 
Nurse at Winchester, City Point, and Annapolis.) 

(Spafford.) 
LEARNED. 
Merritt Learned. Died July 14, 1845, age 61 years, 7 
months. 

(By his wife, Clarissa, he left two sons him surviving: 
Jason, and Joseph.) 

(Borodino.) 
Clarissa, wife of Merrit Learned. Died February 18, 
1844. 

(Borodino.) 



156 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

LEGG. 

Capt. Otis Legg, (son of Moses and Mary Legg). Died 
June 1, 1821. age 33 years. 11 months, 23 days. 
" Afflictions sore a long time I bore, 
Physicians were in vain, 
'Till God did please to give me ease 
And take me from my pain." 

(The Legg family came from Mendon, Worcester County, 
Mass., where Reuben Legg, the grandfather of Captain 
Moses Legg, lived, raised his family and died. The ances- 
tral line of Reuben, or even the name of his wife, is not 
known to the writer; his children, however, were: Reuben, 
Jr., he married and moved to Jenkinsville, Tioga County, 
N. Y., in 1803, and there had six sons and two daughters : 

Moses, married Mary , and moved to Onondaga 

County, N. Y. ; Nathan, married and settled in Penn Yan, 
N. Y. ; Caleb, married and settled (1) in Greene County, 
and (2) in Madison or Herkimer County, N. Y. ; Joel, mar- 
ried in his native town, and after the death of his wife, 
moved in 1826 to Speedwell, Tompkins Co., N. Y., where his 
son, Leonard, and his son-in-law, John Stearns, had previ- 
ously settled, he died there; John, married and remained on 
the old homestead in Mendon, Mass.; David, died in Massa- 
chusetts; Sally, married Nathaniel Onley, and moved to 
Speedwell, Tompkins County, N. Y. ; and a daughter, who 
never married, remained at the old homestead with her 
brother John, until her decease. All the male members or 
this family of Reuben are claimed to have served in the 
War of th Revolution, none injured or killed. 

Moses Legg (son of Reuben Legg, Sr.), by his wife Mary, 
had : John, married Emma Colvin, both died in Skaneateles, 
N. Y., had one daughter, Juliette, who married Joel Thayer; 
Moses, Jr., married a Miss Chrisley; Capt. Otis, married 
Polly Sabin, both died in Spafford, N. Y. ; Lewis, married 
Ruth Redway; Polly, married John Knapp; William, mar- 
ried Amanda Fulton, both died in Spafford, had one 
daughter, Eunice, who married David Becker; Sally, mar- 
ried Noble King; and Charles, died unmarried. 

Capt. Otis Legg (son of Moses Legg, Sr.), by his wife, 
Polly Sabin, had: Harriet, married Philip Fisher, both j 
dead; Alfred \V. f married Maria Manley, daughter of Elijah j 
and Betsey Manley, he is dead and was buried in this cerne- 



STAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 157 

tery; Col. William W., married Minerva A. Prindle, 
daughter of lion. Joseph and Elizabeth (Moore) Prindle, 
both deceased, and buried in Borodino cemetery; Emma, 
married (1) Truman Cross, and (2) Jonathan F. Wood- 
worth, son of James and Hannah (Fish) Woodworth, both 
dead; and Juliette, married (1) La Grand Rathbone, and 
(2) Reuben T. Breed, all three dead. The Leggs were 
among the early settlers in this town, and first resided on 
the Skaneateles and Homer road, on Lot 11, Tully.) 

(Spafford.) 

Polly (Sabin), wife of Capt. Otis Legg. Died March 27, 
1873, age 83 years, 8 months, 28 days. 

" What ere may be my earthly lot 
Thy name shall never be forgot, 
In joy, in sorrow, hope or fear, 
I'll think of thee, my mother dear." 

(Spafford.) 

Alfred W. Legg, (son of Capt. Otis and Polly (Sabin) 
Legg) . Died in Lagrange, Chautauqua County, N. Y., 
October 31, 1842. Age 30 years, 2 months, 2 days. 
" Removed he was and buried here 
By William Legg, his brother dear." 
(By his wife, Maria Manley, he had two children : Alfred 
Otis, and Henrietta Legg.) 

(Spafford.) 

Col. William W. Legg (son of Capt. Otis and Polly 
(Sabin) Legg). Died July 24, 1892, age 78 years. 

By his wife, Minerva, he had : Philetus B., died at seven 
months; Marion F., died at 44 years, unmarried; an invalid 
from youth; Arretus M., married Mary Ann Smith, 
daughter of Gilbert Smith, and resides in Washington, 
D. C. ; and Elizabeth F., married William H. Bass and 
resides in Borodino, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

Minerva A. (Prindle), wife of Col. William W. Legg. 
Died January 7, 1888, age 68 years, 11 months. 

(Borodino.) 

Philetus B., son of William W. and Minerva A. (Prindle) 
Legg. Died October 12, 1841, age 7 months, 16 days. 



158 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

" Why dost thou fond parents grieve 
To wish the child that's dead to live? 
Why dost thou wish him back again 
To years of sorrow and pain? 
How could you wish the child you loved 
To leave those happy realms above 
To drag a tedious, wretched life 
In slavery, sickness, care and strife?" 

(Spafford.) 
Marion F. Legg, (son of Col. William W. and Minerva 
A. (Prindle) Legg). Died March 26, 1888, age 44 years, 
11 months. 

(Borodino.) 
William Legg, (son of Moses and Mary Legg). Died 
November 2, 1856, age 60 years, 2 days. 

(He was a merchant at one time in Borodino, and traf- 
ficked extensively in real estate in this town. By his wife, 
Amanda Fulton, daughter of Robert and Sarah Fulton, he 
ha'd one child : Eunice, who married David Becker, son of 
Peter and Mary (Eadie) Becker, all dead, and buried in 
this cemetery.) 

(Borodino.) 
Amanda (Fulton), wife of William Legg. Died Sep- 
tember 4, 1856, age 53 years, 7 days. 

(Borodino.) 

LELAND. 

Esther (Newell) , wife of James T. Leland. Died January 
8, 1845, age 24 years. 

(She was a daughter of Stephen and Mary (Cuykendall) 
Newell. Her husband resided in Homer, N. Y. ; he is also 
dead.) 

(Borodino.) 

LEWIS. 

Joseph Lewis, (son of Jonathan, Jr. and Sarah (Barber) 
Lewis. Died February 16, 1838, age 86 years, 10 months. 

(Jonathan Lewis, Jr., of Exeter, R. I., married July 27, 
1744, Sarah Barber of Charlestown, R. I., and by her had 
six children : The first two in Richmond, and the last four 
in Exeter, R. I. : Daniel, born July 12, 1745, married Lydia 
Barber, of Exeter, R. I., March 21 1770; John born Novem- 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 159 

ber 10, 1746, married Amie Sheldon, of Exeter, September 
28, 1777; Jean, born August 29, 1748; Joseph born April 
7, 1750, married Mary Stanton of Foster, R. I., January 6, 
1774; Jonathan, (3rd) born August 15, 1752, married 
Martha Bowdish, August 12, 1779, and Benjamin, born 
April 9, 1755, married Deliverance Cleveland, February 10, 
1780. 

Joseph Lewis (son of Jonathan), born in Exeter, R. I., 
April 7, 1750, and died at Spafford. February 16, 1838, 
married at Foster, R. I., January 6, 1774, Mary Stanton, 
born November 23, 1754, and died in Spafford, August 30, 
1831, and by her had nine children, born in Exeter, R. I. : 
Susannah, born November 22, 1775, married Stephen Wil- 
cox as his second wife, August 14, 1800; Job, born Septem- 
ber 10, 1776, married Margaret , died out West; 

Hannah, born November 18, 1779 ; R. Kenyon, bora Feb- 
ruary 18, 1782, married and died out West; Joseph, born 
July 26, 1784; Mary (Polly), born October 25, 1786, mar- 
ried Easton Cole at Foster, R. I., December 6, 1807, died 
in Michigan; Benjamin Stanton born August 26, 1789, 
married Betsey Whiting, daughter of Dr. Jeremiah B. 'Whit- 
ing, died in Ohio; Charity, bom October 27, 1792, married 
Ambrose S. Gillett, died out West; and John R., bora 
January 17, 1798, married Roxana Moon, daughter of Silas 
and Anna Moon, died in St. Charles, Illinois.) 

(Lewis Yard.) 
Mary (Stanton), wife of Joseph Lewis, Died August 
30, 1831, age 76 years, 9 months, 7 days. 

" The head that oft the pillow prest, 
This aching head is now at rest. 
My flesh shall slumber in the ground 
'Till the last trumpet sounds, 
Then burst the chain with sweet surprise 
And in my Saviour's image rise." 

(Lewis Yard.) 
In memory of Mary Ann, daughter of John R. and Roxana 
(Moon) Lewis. Died March 18, 1831, age 6 years, 7 
months, 12 days. 

" When blooming youth is snatched away 
By death's relentless hand, 
Our hearts the mournful tribute pay 
Which pity must demand." 



160 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(John R. Lewis, son of Joseph and Mary (Stanton) 
Lewis, married Roxana Moon, daughter of Silas and Anna 
Moon and by her had the following: Joseph, married Sarah 
Eddy, daughter of John Eddy, he moved to Iowa ; Mary Ann, 
died young; Dr. Jamse, married South, resides in St. 
Charles, Illinois; Elizabeth, married Phineas Hutchens, 
Jr., he is dead and she resides at St. Charles, Illinois; and 
John Perry, married Mary Berry, daughter of Zara and 
Sophia (Hillebert) Berry, both dead, she buried in Borodino 
Cemetery.) 

(Lewis Yard.) 

Mary (Berry), wife of J. Perry Lewis. Died April 2, 
1856, age 19 years, 4 months, 17 days. 

(Borodino.) 

Gerusha Mehitable (Angel) Lewis, (wife of Gershom 
Lewis). Died June 2, 1856, age 52 years. 

(She was a daughter of Abraham and Anna Angell. Her 
husband, Gershom Lewis, was at the time of his decease a 
wagon maker at Spafford Corners; he is supposed to have 
been buried in this cemetery, but has no stone. He died of 
a cancer in the face. Mrs. Anna Angell, Mrs. Lewis' 
mother, is also buried in this cemetery. In her will, dated 
in 1834, and probated in 1839, she mentions her daughter, 
Mehitable Lewis, wife of Gershom Lewis, and Polly 
Sprague, wife of Peleg Sprague, as her only heirs.) 

Gershom Lewis died June 2, 1853, age 52 years. 

(Borodino.) 

LIEBER. 

Oliver Lieber. Born 1826, died 1892. 

(The Spafford family of Liebers were as follows, accord- 
ing to the statement of one of its members : Oliver, mar- 
reid Maria Nodine, daughter of Jeremiah W., Sr., and Maria 

(Strope) Nodine; James, married Clarissa ; Maria, 

married (1) Miles Riggles, arid (2) Albin Coon of Thom 
Hill; Rachel, married (1) a Mr. Preer, and (2) John 
Riggles of Georgetown, Madison County, N. Y.; Henry, 
moved to Taylor, Cortland County, N. Y. ; Catherine, 
lived in Pennsylvania; Lorenzo; and George, who married 
Mary , moved West. 

Oliver Lieber by his wife, Maria Nodine, had the follow- 
ing children: Edward, went West, residence unknown; 



3PAFF0RD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 161 

Andrew, married Elizabeth Cole, daughter of Joseph L. and 
Philura (Lyon) Cole, contractor, resides at Spafford 
Corners, N. Y. ; Martin, married Lettie Applebee, daughter 
of Albert Applebee; Frank, resides unmarried in Spafford, 
N. Y. ; and Thomas, married Susan Nearing, of Cardiff, 
N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 
Maria (Nodine), wife of Oliver Leiber. Born in 1832, 
died in 1874. 

(Spafford.) 
Laurania, daughter of George and Maiy Lieber. Died 
October 1, 1851, in her 17th year. 

(Spafford.) 
Francis M., son of James and Clarissa Lieber. Died May 
15, 1851, age 6 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Hattie E., daughter of James and Clarissa Lieber. Died 
January 12, 1852, age 8 months. 

(Spafford.) 
John E., infant son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Cole) 
Lieber. Born in 1874, and died in 1876. 

(Spafford.) 

LOUNSBURY. 

George W., son of C. D. and Sarah Lounsbury. Died 
February 17, 1856, age 25 years, 11 months. 

(Dr. C. F. Lounsbury died at Navarino, N. Y., August 
10, 1884, age 53 years, 8 months.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

LYON. 

Harriet (Arnold) , wife of David T. Lyon. Died January 
9, 1862, age 68 years, 7 months, 10 days. 

(David T. Lyon was born at Ballston Springs, Saratoga 
County, N. Y., came to this town at an early date, and first 
settled at what is now known as Willow Dale, where he pur- 
sued his avocation of shoemaker, and where all his children 
were bom, except the two youngest, who were born near 
Thorn Hill. From near Thorn Hill he moved to Spafford 
Corners and remained for a number of years. After the 
death of his wife he moved to the town of Lyon, Michigan, 
where he died. He had a number of brothers and sisters, 



162 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

several of whom came to this town, but all finally moved 
away, among them were: Daniel, he married (1) Dorcas 
Darrow of Otisco, N. Y., and (2) Chirstie Ann Robertson, 
daughter of James and Isabel (Eadie) Robertson, and 
widow of Richard C. Goodrich, he finally settled in Otisco, 
where he died; Sally, married John Evans, he formerly 
resided on Lot 22, Tully, but finally moved away; Polly, 
married Uriah Roundy, Jr., son of Uriah and Lucretia 
(Needham) Roundy, they moved West; John; Samuel, he 
resided in Michigan, the town of Lyon in that State being 
named after him; Betsey, married Noah Hart of Detroit, 
Michigan ; and Baxter, married Mary Roundy, daughter of 
Uriah and Lucretia (Needham) Roundy. 

David T. Lyon, soon after his arrival in this town, 
married Harriet Arnold of Otisco, and by her had : Philura 
L., married Joseph L. Cole, son of Easton and Polly (Lewis) 
Cole; George W., married Cornelia Barker, daughter of 
Darius and Mary (Cooper) Barker, he is dead and his wife 
married for a second husband John Wallace; Charles B., 
born June 26, 1825, died 1893 or 1894, married Avaline Hill, 
daughter of Alexander and Ann (Kinyon) Hill, no issue; 
Cyrus S., married (1) Harriet Weston, and (2) Eliza J. 
Carr, resides in Spafford, N. Y.; Dr. John E., married Julia 
A. Wilson, he is dead, and buried in this cemetery, after his 
decease his widow married Joseph L. Cole, but is now 
deceased ; and Spencer K., married a Miss Baxter, he resides 
West. 

George W. Lyon, son of David T. Lyon, by his wife, Cor- 
nelia M. Barker, had five children : Ida M., married Martin 
Frink Gay, son of Barnett A. and Amanda F. (Smith) Gay, 
she is dead, and husband resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Rosa 
A., she died unmarried; William Henry, married Harriet M. 
Brown, daughter of Jacob and Deborah (Morris) Brown, 
he was a soldier of the War of 1861, is now deceased and his 
widow and several children (George, Viola and Emerson) 
reside at Glen Haven, N. Y. ; George Nelson, died young; 
and John E., also died young.) 

(Spafford.) 

Charles B. Lyon, son of David T. and Harriet (Arnold) 
Lyon. Born June 26, 1825, died 1893 or 1S94. (No stone.) 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES ]68 

Geoge W. Lynn, (son of David T. and Harriet (Arnold) 
Lyon). Died Fohraury 3, 186-1, age 43 years. 
" Gone Home." 

(Spafford.) 
George Nelson, son of Geoge W. and Cornelia M. 
(Barker) Lyon. Died January 27, 1855, age 1 year, 9 
months, 11 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Rosa A. Lyon, daughter of George W. and Cornelia M. 
(Barker) Lyon. Died May 10, 1883, age 23 years. 

(Spafford.) 
John E. Lyon, son of George W. and Cornelia M. 
(Barker) Lyon. Died March 9, 1855. 

(Spafford.) 
William Henry Lyon, (son of George W. and Cornelia M. 
(Barker) Lyon), Company " H," 185th Regt., N. Y. Vols. 
Inft. Died January 8, 1876, age 31 years. 
" Gone but not forgotten." 

(Spafford.) 
Henry Emerson, son of William Henry and Harriet M. 
(Brown) Lyon. Died April 27, 1893, age 23 years. 
(He died unmarried.) 

(Spafford.) 
Dr. John E. Lyon, (son of David T. and Harriet (Arnold) 
Lyon. Died March 28, 1871, age 42 years. 
" Only waiting." 
(He was a physician and surgeon. He had no issue by 
his wife, Julia A. Wilson, who was from Homer. After his 
decease his widow married Joseph L. Cole for his second 
wife, but she is now deceased and buried in this cemetery. 
She has no stone. 

(Spafford.) 
MABIE. 

Martin Mabie. Died July 15, 1872, age 85 years, 4 
months, 5 days. 

(Martin Mabie resided in Cold Brook, on Lot 43, Tully; 
by his wife Gertrude he had: John, resided Norwich, 
Chenango Co., N. Y. ; Aaron, resided in Cortland, N. Y. He 
was a soldier of the War of 1861, dead; Maria, died un- 
married, buried in this cemetery; Lucinda, married Thomas 
J. Taft, resides in South Spafford, N. Y.; Hiram, dead; and 



164 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Sarah, married Augustin McKay, Jr., son of Augustin and 
Polly (Partridge) McKay, resides at Spokane, Washington.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Gertrude, wife of Martin Mabie. Died August 13, 1868, 

age 81 years, 6 months, 3 days. (Cold Brook.) 

"Maria" Mabie (daughter of Martin and Gertrude 

Mabie). Bom March 10, 1812, died September 29, 1884. 

(Cold Brook.) 
MAHAR. 

Mary E. (Shaw) , wife of Joseph J. Mahar. Died Decem- 
ber 22, 1878, age 43 years, 4 months, 23 days. 
" Gone but not forgotten." 
" And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, 
And there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, 
And crying, neither shall there be any pain, 
For the former things are passed away." 

Rev. 21 Ch. 4 v. 
(She was a daughter of James Shaw, of Spafford Hollow. 
Mr. Mahar, after her decease, married a second wife from 
over the west side of Skaneateles Lake.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
MAPES. 

In memory of John Mapes, who died October 26, 1826, 
age 44 years, 9 months, 10 days. 

(There were several members of the Mapes family, that 
in early times resided in what is now the town of Spafford, 
but they all went away before 1836, and very little is known 
of them now. Among the names of those holding lands 
were: Anson; George, ("late of Walkill, Orange County, 
N. Y."), wife Experience; John, wife Nancy; John, Jr., and 
Thomas, wife Eliza. Among those who have conveyed Spaf- 
ford lands, but who never lived in this town, were: Nathan 
Mapes and Nancy, his wife, of Southfield, Orange County, 
N. Y., from 1797 to 1818. Nothing more is known of this 
family.) (Spafford.) 

MANLEY. 

Jesse Manley. Died July 10, 1832, age 78 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Eunice, wife of Jesse Manley. Died April 20, 1853, in 

her 98th year. (Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 165 

James Manley, (son of Alanson and Margaret (Mills) 
Manley) . Died October 13, 1879, age 27 years, 7 months. 

(Borodino.) 
Wyllys Manley. Died March 15, 1852, age 74 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Russel Manley, (son of Wyllys) . Died August 12, 1878, 
age 56 years, 6 months. 

(His first wife, Orpha, died in 1855, and he then married 
Mary E . In the petition for letters of adminis- 
tration upon his estate, made by his -wife Mary E., dated 
August 27, 1878, mention is made of the following children : 
Rosalie, wife of Ulrick Eisde; Rosaltha Manley; Emeline, 
wife of Norris Maine, each of full age; Edith Manley, age 
18 years; Sarah B. Manley, age 14 years; and Willis Manley, 
age 12 years, all of Skaneteles, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Orpha, wife of Russel Manly. Died January 4, 1855, age 
27 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Elijah Manley. Died September 26, 1853, age 72 years, 
11 months. 

(His wife, Betsey, died in 1851. In his will, dated May 
28, 1853, probated February 2, 1854, he mentions no wife, 
but the following children : Maria Mear, wife of John Mear; 
Samuel E. Manley; and Hananiah Manley; and Henrietta 
and Alfred Otis Legg, children of his daughter Maria, then 
deceased, who married Alfred W. Legg, son of Capt. Otis 
and Polly (Sabin) Legg. 

Samuel E. Manley (son of Elijah), died in 1880, and in 
his will, dated August 16, 1880, and probated January 5, 
1881, he mentions no wife, father, mother, brother or sister 
(they all then being deceased) ; but the following nephew 
and nieces: Henrietta Selkirk of Bradley, Allegan County, 
Mich., and Alfred Otis Legg of Skaneateles. N. Y., children 
of his deceased sister, Maria (Manley) Legg; and Emily 
Briggs, of Omaha, Nebraska, daughter of his deceased 
brother, Hananiah Manley.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Betsey, wife of Elijah Manley. Died February 7, 1851, 
age 63 years, 8 months. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



166 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Elviia Manley, (daughter of Elijah and Betsey Manley). 
Died 1 )ecember 24, 1837, age 32 years, 17 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
William N. Manley. Died September 23, 1888, age SO 
years, 21 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
James C. Manley. Died January 11, 1851, age 23 years, 
3 months, 14 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Luther Manley. Died January 9, 1824, age 66 years, 9 

months, 14 days. 

Hannah, wid< 
1835, age 78 years 

Morris Manley 
months, 20 days. 



(Thorn Hill.) 
Hannah, widow of Luther Manley. Died October 7, 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Morris Manley. Died September 9, 1812, age 21 years, 8 



(Thorn Hill.) 
MARSHALL. 

Sergeant Phineas B. Marshall (son of Lewis B. and Par- 
thena (Hutchens) Marshall, Co. "D," 122 Regt., N. Y. Vols. 
Inft. Died at Washington, D. C. November 23, 1862, age 
21 years, 8 months. 

(Lewis B. Marshall married Parthena Hutchens, daughter 
of Col. Phineas and Betsey (Bocker) Hutchens, and by her 
had two children: Phineas B., died unmarried; and Orpha 
Rosette, died young. After the decease of Lewis B. Mar- 
shall, who died before his son, his widow married Samuel 
Crane for a second husband. In the application for letters 
of administration upon the estate of Phineas B. Marshall, 
by his uncle, Simeon R. Marshall, in 1863, mention is made 
only of uncles and aunts as follows : Simeon R. Marshall, 
Margaret Thompson, Caroline Patterson, Louisa McKay, 
Phineas Hutchens, Orrin Hutchens and Lucy Bennett.) 

(SpafFord.) 

Cyrenius Marshall. Died September 23, 1857, age 62 
years. 

(Borodino.) 

Orpha Rosette, daughter of Lewis B. and Parthena 
(Hutchens) Marshall. Died June 27, 1849, age 5 years, 8 
months. 

(Spafford.) 



3P AFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 1G7 

MARTIN. 
Aaron Martin. Died October 26, 1840, age 71 years. 
Lucy, wife of Aaron Martin. Died December 12, 1858 
age 92 years, 4 months, 4 days. 

(Borodino.) 
Lucy Martin, wife of John R. Martin. Died December 
17, 1840, age 31 years, 9 months, 10 days. 

(Borodino.) 
James Augustus, son of Lyman and Amanda Martin. 
Died March, 1849, age 11 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Lucy Maria, daughter of Lyman and Amanda Martin. 
Died August 10, 1S50. 

(Borodino.) 
Rachel, wife of Wendall B. Martin. Died August 9, 1848, 
age 51 years, 11 months 27 days. 

(Borodino.) 

MASON. 

Abigail (Udell), wife of Hezekiah Mason. Died May 12, 
1836, age 73 years, 9 months. 

(The Masons of Spalford trace their descent from Samp- 
son Mason, shoemaker, who first appears upon the records 
of Dorchester, Mass., in 1651, Rehoboth, in the same State 
in 1657, and Swansea Mass., ten years later, where he 
remained until his decease in September, 1676. In religion 
he was a Baptist as were very generally his descendants. 
The name of his wife is not known, but the following are 
ascribed to him as his children : Sampson, Noah, John, 
Samuel, Sarah, Mary, James, Joseph, Bethiah, Isaac, Pela- 
tiah, Benjamin and Thankful. 

Isaac Mason (son of Sampson, Sr.), dozti July 15, 1667, 
was a Deacon in the Second Baptist Church of Swansea, 
Mass., from the time of its organization in 1693 to the date 
of his death January 25, 1742. By his wife Hannah, he 
had the following children : Hannah, Mary, Isaac, Sa?np- 
son, Nathan, Oliver, Hannah (2), Benjamin and Mary; the 
first five born in Rehoboth and the balance in Swansea. 

Sampson Mason (son of Isaac and Hannah Mason), born 
in Rehoboth, Mass., February 24, 1700, married Experience 
Lewis, and had the following children : Nathaniel, Nathan, 
Hannah, and Benjamin. 



168 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Rev. Nathan Mason (son of Sampson and Experience 
(Lewis) Mason), bom November 12, 1726, was a Baptist 
minister. He emigrated to Nova Scotia in 1763, but re- 
turned to Swansea about 1771. He finally settled in 
Cheshire, Burkshire County, Mass., where he died in 1804 
at the age of 80 years. Nathan Mason married July 10, 
1748, Elizabeth Wood, and by her had: Chloe, Hezekiah,- 
Nathan, Elizabeth, Sampson, Daniel, Bethena, and Experi- 
ence ; the first four born in Swansea, Mass. 

Hezekiah Mason (son of Rev. Nathan and Elizabeth 
(Wood) Mason), born at Swansea, Mass., November 18, 
1754, was also a Baptist minister, and for many years min- 
istered over the Baptist Church at Cheshire, Mass. He was 
an active and influential man, both in civil and religious 
affairs in the latter place. On December 9, 1795, he pur- 
chased four hundred and fifty acres of land in this town, on 
lot 68, Marcellus, on which his two sons, Avery and Asa, 
settled about June 18, 1804, but he never came here to 
reside; if he was ever here at all his stay was only tem- 
porary, supervising the settlement of his sons Avery and 
Asa. His first wife, Sarah, died at Cheshire, Mass., in 
June, 1811, and he married in the following November, 
Abigail Udell, widow of William Shelden of Shepherdtown, 
N. Y., where Mr. Mason had then taken up his abode. He 
continued to reside at the latter place until his decease, 
March 9, 1825, (age 71), his body being taken back to 
Cheshire for burial. His children were: Avery, married 
Sally Pierce of Rehoboth, Mass. ; Asa, bom March 21, 1782, 
died March 11, 1865, married (1) Chloe Bowen, bom in 
May, 1784, died March 17, 1811, buried old Borodino 
cemetery (Alexander Becker farm), no stone, and (2) Anna 
Shelden, daughter of William and Abigail (Udell) Shelden; 
Thurstin, married Mercy (or Phebe) Bourne; Anson, mar- 
ried Phelinda Mason, daughter of Levi Mason (third 
cousin) ; Hiram, married Maria Green, both died in Spaf- 
ford; Hezekiah, manned Sybil Eddy; Chloe, married a Mr. 
Popple; Sally, married Samuel Martin, of Cheshire, Mass.; 
Hannah, married Jonathan Nichols; Freelove, married a Mr. 
Aldridge; and perhops two others whose names are not 
given. 

Mrs. Mason, before her marriage to Mr. Mason, had by 
her first husband, William Shelden, eleven children, some 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 1 69 

of whom came to this town and a record of whom appears 
in these notes under the name of Shelden.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Asa Mason, (son of Hezekiah and Sally Mason). Died 
March 11, 1865, age 83 years. 

(He was born in Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Mass., March 21, 
1782, and married January 2, 1803, Chloe Bowen, who died 
March 17, 1811, and was buried in the old Borodino cemetery 
on the Alexander Becker farm, and (2) May 10, 1812, Anna 
Shelden, daughter of William and Abigail (Udell) Shelden. 
Mr. Mason came to town about June 18, 1804. By his first 
wife he had : Nancy, born January 22, 1804, married Feb- 
ruary 19, 1821, Harrison Pierce, son of Major Pierce, she 
died in Michigan ; Hezekiah, born January 16, 1806, married 
(1) Betsey Chapman, and moved to Michigan, where he 
married a second time; Elay, born January 31, 1808, died 
young; and Destamona Adeline, born January 11, 1810, 
married (1) Mason Wood, and moved to Michigan, where 
she married a Mr. Harrington for a second husband, (by 
her second husband she had four children : Polk and Dallas 
(twins) , Maria, married a Mr. Baker, and Harriet E., mar- 
ried a Mr. Goss.) By his second wife, Anna Shelden, Mr. 
Mason had eight children: Philetus, born July 6, 1814, died 
young; Chloe Ann, born March 29, 1816, died young; Laura 
Lavender, born June 9, 1818, died young; John Leland, born 
January 27, 1820, married November 6, 1845, Phebe Newell, 
daughter of Stephen and Mary (Cuykendall) Newell; James 
Russell, born June 6, 1821, married February 1, 1844, 
Betsey Ann Hicks, he is dead; Darius Shelden, born April 
4, 1823, married December 26, 1849, Harriet E. Harvey, 
daughter of Paul and Sally (Hiscock) Harvey, he is dead; 
Chloe Ann (2) born January 25, 1825, married December 
27, 1849, Job Harvey, son of Paul and Sally (Hiscock) 
Harvey, resides (1899) in Borodino, N. Y. ; and Sarah 
Abigail, born September 28, 1835, died young.) 

(Borodino.) 

Chloe Bowen, wife of Asa Mason. Died March 17, 1811,^ 
age 26 years, 10 months. 

(She died of typhoid fever during the dangerous illness 
of her husband, and was buried in a small cemetery, now in 
disuse, on the Alexander Becker Farm. No stone.) 

(Old Borodino Cemetery.) 



170 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Anna Shelden, wife of Asa Mason. Died September 5, 
1867, in her 74 year. 

(Borodino.) 
James Russel Mason, son of Asa and Anna (Shelden) 
Mason. Born June 6, 1821, died November 7, 1882, age 62 
years. (No stone.) 

Hiram Mason, (son of Hezekiah and Sally Mason). Died 
June 4, 1877, age 83 years, 5 months, 23 days. 

(He married Maria Green, and by her had: Sarah; 
Harriet; Elbridge E., married Almira Maxson, he is now 
deceased; Martin, married Laverne Maxson; Mortimer, 
married Esther Vail, resides in Borodino, N. Y. ; Jerome, 
married Julia Hill, daughter of William and Mary Jane 
(Vincent) Hill, no issue, resides Spafford, N. Y.; Columbus; 
Hiram, and George W., the last three died unmarried.) 

Mortimer Mason (son of Hiram and Maria (Green) 
Mason), by his wife, Esther Vail, had: James, married 
Emma Burns, daughter of John Burns, resides near Boro- 
dino, N. Y. ; Hiram, married Flora Yates, resides in Syra- 
cuse, N. Y.; and Ida, married Charles Briggs, resides in 
Skaneateles, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 
Maria Green, widow of Hiram Mason. Born October 3, 
1799, died February 24, 1890. 

(Spafford.) 
Elbridge E. Mason, (son of Hiram and Maria (Green) 
Mason. Died February 6, 1886, age 66 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Almira A. (widow) . Born May 30, 1825, died April 21, 
1902. 

Anice E. Mason, daughter of Elbridge E. and Almira 
(Maxson) Mason. Died October 4, 1867, age 15 years. 

(Borodino.) 
George W„ son of Hiram and Maria (Green) Mason. 
Died February 5, 1854, age 17 years, 6 months. 
" As quick as thought Death's arrow flew 
And pierced me to the heart." 
(He was drowned.) (Spafford.) 

MASTERS. 
Emma A., wife of Stephen Masters. Died December 2, 
1875, age 40 years, 10 months. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 171 

Adella A., daughter of Fred C. and Lydia A. Masters. 
Died May 5, 1886, age 4 months. 

(Fred C. Masters is a son of George and B. Masters.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
"Our Baby," Alfred William, son of George and B. 
Masters. Died April 2, 1881, age 7 months. 

(George Masters is a cousin of Stephen Masters.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

MAXSON. 

Reuben Maxson. Died January 20, 1883, age 77 years, 3 
months, 20 days. 

(He came to this town from Scott, N. Y., where his first 
wife, Polly, died. He married after coming here Emeline 
Pressey, daughter of Moses Pressey; she is also deceased, 
and buried in this cemetery. (She has no stone.) 

(Borodino.) 
Elizabeth, daughter of Reuben and Polly Maxson. Died 
December 16, 1861, age 15 years. 

(Borodino.) 

MAYBEE. 

(Maby on stone.) 
Thomas, son of Stephen and Phebe Maybee. Died Nov- 
ember 21, 1831, age 12 years, 9 months, 14 days. 

(Borodino.) 

MAYNARD. 

Caroline, wife of Milton Maynard. Died June 7, 1883, 
age 52 years, 5 months. 

(Milton Maynard married for a second wife Eliza Ben- 
nett, daughter of Stephen and Waity (Hill) Bennett.) 

(Borodino.) 
Maiy E., wife of Adelbert Maynard. Died June 1, 1878, 
age 24 years, 5 months, 11 days. 

(Adelbert Maynard, son of Milton and Caroline May- 
nard, married (1) Mary E. Smith, and (2) Lydia Howe, 
daughter of Henry Howe.) 

(Borodino.) 
Henry, son of Moses and Sally Maynard. Died April 20, 
1842, age 5 years, 11 months. 

(Borodino.) 



172 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

McCAUSEY. 

Mary (Coon), wife of Charles McCausey. Died October 
13, 1859, age 44 years. 

" A faithful wife and mother.' 
(Charles McCausey, 1815-1901, married (1) Mary Coon, 

1816-1859, (2) Eggleston, and (3) Williams.) 

(Borodino.) 
McDANIELS. 

John McDaniels, (son of Timothy McDaniels). Died 
April 7, 1873, age 82 years, 8 months, 22 days. 

(According to family tradition Timothy McDaniels came 
to this country from Ireland, and settled in New York City, 
where he died of Asiatic cholera, leaving two small children : 
John and Bridget, who, after his decease, were taken to 
Goshen, Orange Co.. N. Y., and reared in the family of 
Judge Wickham. Subsequently the daughter Bridget mar- 
ried George D. Wickham, the only child and son of her foster 
father, Judge Wickham, George D. Wickham became a 
large land holder, and among his other possessions owned 
the principal parts of Lots 44, Tullly, and Lot 14, Sempron- 
ius, in this town, and at an early date, John McDaniels, 
under a contract from his brother-in-law, Mr. Wickham, 
settled on the latter of said lots, and then on 100 acres on the 
northwest corner of the former of said lots, where he 
remained until the date of his decease. Before coming to 
this town, Mr. McDaniels (born July 15, 1790) married 
Polly Hankins (born August 31, 1793), and by her had the 
following children: Eliza A., born July 15, 1812, died 
March 16, 1867, married Jeremiah Whiting, she was buried 
in Scott, N. Y.; George W., born August 31, 1814, died at 
Onondaga Valley, N. Y., March 13, 1898, married Elizabeth 
Winans, who also died at Onondaga Valley, N. Y., March 18, 
1898, at the age of 70 years; Caroline B., bom November 
13, 1816. died May 22, 1877, married Peter Ellis Taft, son 
of Ellis and Cynthia (Knapp) Taft, she was buried in 
Auburn, N. Y. ; Emily B., bom October 17, 1818, died May 
1, 1896, married Jerum Babcock, she was buried in Scott, 
N. Y.; John Nelson, born March 3, 1822, married Annis 
Perkins, daughter of Hopkins and Polly Perkins, wife dead 
and he was living in Buffalo, N. Y., in 1897 ; Bridget, born 
June 6, 1824, died in February, 1894, married (1) Chris- 



STAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 173 

topher Dego, (2) Ziba D. Baker; Benjamin, born October 
21, 1826, died December 15, 1891, married Cynthia Baker, 
daughter of Ziba D. and Sally Ann (Taft) Baker; Julia A., 
born February 22, 1829, married Joseph L. Cole, as his 
third wife, she is living in 1899 in Spafford, N. Y. ; Richard 

H., born June 24, 1831, married (1) , and 

(2) Mary Hopkins, living in 1897; Edgar B., born July 30, 
1833, married and living in 1897 in Vermillion, S. Da. ; and 
Mary, born January 8. 1835, married Orrin Hutchens, son 
of Col. Phineas and Betsey (Bocker) Hutchens, no issue, 
residing 1899 in Spafford, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

Polly (Hankins), wife of John McDaniels. Died Decem- 
ber 24, 1882, age 84 'years, 3 months, 24 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Benjamin McDaniels, (son of John and Polly (Hankins) 
McDaniels) . Died December 15, 1891, age 65 years. 

(He married Cynthia Baker, daughter of Ziba D. and 
Sally Ann (Taft) Baker, and by her had one son: Charles 
B. McDaniels, born August 21, 1871, unmarried, residing 
at Spafford, N. Y., in 1899.) 

(Spafford.) 

John W., son of George W. and Elizabeth (Winans) 
McDaniels. Died February 13, 1866, age 12 years, 4 
months, 27 days. 

(Cold Brook.) 
McDUFFEE. 

In memory of Ruth McDuffee, (daughter of James 
McDuffee). Died August 22, 1840. 

(James McDuffee was an Irishman, and by trade a 
carpenter.) 

(Borodino.) 
McKAY. 

Augustin McKay, (son of Sylvester and Elizabeth (Bos- 
tich) McKay). Died August 21, 1849, age 62 years, 2 
months, 13 days. 

(Sylvester McKay, bora August 2. 1760, died in 1804, 
was a son of Alexander and Mary (Sackett) McKay. 

Alexander McKay, bora February 19, 1732, died in 1812, 
was a son of Elkanah McKay, who, family tradition says, 
was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, about 1700. 



174 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Sylvester McKay, by his wife Elizabeth Bostich, had the 
following children: Silas, bora July 7, 1783, died July 30, 
1843; Philo, born July 28, 1785; Augustus, born June 8, 
1787, died August 21, 1849, married (1) October 15, 1809, 
Polly Partridge of Northampton, N. Y., and (2) June 16, 
1839, Julia Chappel, widow of Dr. Ithamer C. Day; Betsey; 
born October 1, 1791 ; Joseph, born July 12, 1789 ; Lois, bora 
October 25, 1793; Polly, born February 28, 1796; Daniel, 
July 18, 1798; and Sylvester, bora March 4, 1801, died in 
June, 1850, at Colden, N. Y. 

Augustin McKay (son of Sylvester and Elizabeth (Bos- 
tich) McKay), by his first wife, Polly Partridge, had the 
following children: Paulina Weed, born February 3, 1813; 
Frederick, born June 11, 1814, died August 12, 1881, mar- 
ried Louisa Hutchens, daughter of Col. Phineas and Betsey 
(Bocker) Hutchens October 8, 1837; Arzena, bora Febru- 
ary 10, 1816, died Mrach 16, 1849, married Alexander 
Churchell, son of James and Hannah (Dobbs) Churchell; 
Lydia Wood, born March 30, 1818, died June 14, 1843; Polly 
P., born September 30, 1821, married Justin N. Knapp, hus- 
band dead, and she resides in Cold Brook, Spafford, N. Y. ; 
and Augustin, bora June 9, 1826, married Sarah A. Mabie, 
daughter of Martin and Gertrude Mabie, he now resides 
1601 Boone Ave., Spokane, Washington. Mr. Augustin 
McKay had no issue by second wife ; he came to this town 
from Otisco, N. Y. 

Frederick McKay, (son of Augustin and Polly (Part- 
ridge) McKay, by his wife Louisa Hutchens, had two chil- 
dren: Perry, bom January 18, 1841, married (1) November 
18, 1869, Edna Brownell, daughter of Edward J. and Rachel 
(Martin) Brownell, and (2) Abby Arnold, widow of Albert 
Carr; and Mary, born November 20, 1845, died August 31, 
1865, unmarried.) 

(Spafford.) 

Polly (Partridge), wife of Augustin McKay. Died June 
7, 1838, age 54 years, 1 month, 26 days. 

" She has gone to a mansion of rest, 
From a region of sorrow and pain, 
To the glorious land of the blest 
Where she can never suffer again." 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 175 

Frederick McKay, (son of Augustin and Polly (Partridge) 
McKay). Died August 19, 1881, age 67 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Louisa (Hutchens), wife of Frederick McKay. Died 
May 2, 1883, age 67 years. 

(She was bom in Spafford, October 19, 1815.) 

(Spafford.) 
Mary, daughter of Frederick and Louisa (Hutchens) 
McKay. Died August 31, 1865, age 19 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Birdie, infant daughter of Perry and Edna (Brownell) 
McKay. Died July 12, 1871, age 3 days. 
" Only sleeping." 
(Edna Brownell, first wife of Perry McKay, is also 
deceased, and buried in this cemetery; also one son, Irving, 
a youth, and a son, Rause. No stone.) 

(Spafford.) 
MEAR. 

Edward Mear. Died May 10, 1890, age 34 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
MELLEN. 
Maria H., wife of James K. Mellen. Died February 27, 
1853, in her 57th year. 

(James Mellen was a brother of Dr. David Mellen, of 
Hudson, N. Y., who married Mary Taft, sister of Bezaleel 
and Ellis Taft. of Cold Brook.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel K. and Ruth C. Mellen. Died 
March 5, 1839, age 6 months, 29 days. 

(Nathaniel K. Mellen was a nephew of Dr. David 
Mellen of Hudson, N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
MELVIN. 

Jabez Melvin. Died December 25, 1856, age 84 years. 

(By his wife Rebecca he had the following children: 
Abiathar, married (1) Jane Wallace, sister of William and 
cousin of John Wallace, and (2) Elizabeth Robertson, 
daughter of James J. and Isabel (Eadie) Robertson; 
Malinda, died unmarried; Leonard, died unmarried; and 
Samantha, died unmarried.) 

(Spafford.) 



176 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Rebecca, wife of Jabez Melvin. Died November 7, 1845, 
age 73 years. 

(Spafford.) 

Abiathar Melvin, (son of Jabez and Rebecca Melvin). 
Died May 14, 1852, ape 48 years, 28 days. 

" Dear companion, thou hast left us, 
And thy loss we deeply feel, 
But 'tis God that hath bereft us, 
He can all our sorrows heal." 
(By his two wives he had five children: Betsey Ann, 
died at 16 years; Calvin A., died at 10 months; two infant 
daughters died in infancy; and James J. Melvin.) 

(Spafford.) 

Jane (Wallace) , wife of Abiathar Melvin. Died May 81, 
1844, age 33 years, 28 days. 

" Afflictions sore a long time she bore, 
Physicians were in vain, 
'Till God did please to give her ease 
And take her from her pain." 

(Spafford.) 

Also two infant daughters of Abiathar and Jane (Wal- 
lace) Melvin. Died December 2, 1839, and December 23, 
1842. 

(Spafford.) 

Betsey Ann, daughter of Abiathar and Jane (Wallace) 
Melvin. Died November 28, 1857, age 16 years, 5 months, 
12 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Calvin A., son of Abiathar and Elizabeth (Robertson) 
Melvin. Died March 7, 1851, age 10 months, 13 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Malinda Melvin, (daughter of Jabez and Rebecca Melvin) . 
Died October 29, 1875, in the 67th year of her age. 

(Borodino.) 
Leonard Melvin, (son of Jabez and Rebecca Melvin). 
Died October 4, 1864, age 53 years, 5 months, 29 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Samantha Melvin, (daughter of Jabez and Rebecca Mel- 
Yin). Died May 23, 1884, age 70 years. 

(Borodino.) 



3PAFF0RD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 1?7 
MERRET. 

Elizabeth, wife of James Merrit, and daughter of James 
and Ann Martindale. Boni at Reddington, England, 
October 13, 1791. Died March 29, 1845. 

(Borodino.) 

MILLARD. 

Abel Millard. Died October 25, 1885, age 39 years, 9 
months. 

(He was born in England.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

MILLS. 

Alexander Mills. Died July 11, 1888, age 98 years. 
"Rest in peace." 

(Mr. Mills had a daughter, Margaret, who married Alan- 
son, Mauley, and a son, Alexander, who never came to this 
town, but resided in Canada.) 

(Borodino.) 

In memory of Timothy Mills. Died April 21, 1818, age 
72 years, 5 months, 29 days. 

(His wife, Sophia, survived him. Letters of administra- 
tion were taken out upon his estate by his son, Isaac Mills, 
April 27, 1818.) 

(Thorn Hill.)" 

In memory of Sophia Mills, (wife of Timothy Mills). 
Died March 22, 1823, age 78 years, 7 months, 15 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Isaac Mills, (son of Timothy and Sophia Mills). Died 
February 20, 1863, age 83 years. 

(Isaac Mills married (1) Polly Berry, sister of Jonathan 
Berry, and (2) Prudy Hyde daughter of Oliver and Polly 
Hyde. In his will, dated December 19, 1855, probated May 
18, 1863. and in the petition presented to Court, mention is 
made of the following children : Timothy Mills of Marcellus 
(married Polly Wiltsie) ; Betsey Wiltsie of Palermo, Oswego 
County, N. Y. ; Ruth Johnson, of Cleveland, Ohio ; and of 
his grandchildren : Julia S., and Helen Adelle Mills, children 
of his deceased son, Nelson Mills, formerly of Marcellus, 
N. Y. No mention is made of any children or descendants 
of his other deceased son, William Mills, who died in 1851. 



178 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Isaac Mills came to this town from Saratoga County, N. Y., 
where a part at least of his children were bom. He was a 
soldier in the War of 1812. 

Timothy Mills, (son of Isaac and Polly (Berry) Mills), 
born in Saratoga County, N. Y., died in Marcellus, 
December 4, 1888, married Polly Wiltsie, she died Feb- 
ruary, 1892. Their son, George C. Mills, born at Marcellus, 
April 9, 1843, married Eliza J. Finch, who were father and 
mother of Frank B. Mills, the noted seed man at Rose Hill, 
in the town of Marcellus, N. Y., and also of William E. Mills, 
Postmaster at the same place. Frank B. Mills, bom al 
Thorn Hill, in the town of Marcellus, August 3, 1866, is 
one of the most remarkable as well as one of the most 
successful business men in the County of Onondaga; he 
married June 16, 1S92, Grace Ackles, daughter of Samuel 
and Mary (Harvey) Ackles, of the town of Spafford, X. Y. 
For a more extended account of Mr. Frank B. Mills' busi- 
ness career, see Bruce's Centennial History of Onondaga 
County, Vol. 2, page 31.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Prudy (Hyde), wife of Isaac Mills. Bom October 12, 
1790, died October 17, 1852. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

William Mills, (son of Isaac Mills). Bom March 24, 
1819, died March 20, 1851. 

(Thom Hill.) 

Nelson Mills, (son of Isaac Mills). Died February 13, 
1857, age 25 years, 3 months. 

(Thom Hill.) 
MINER. 

Luke Miner. Bom September 11, 1767, died September 
2, 1839. 

(Mr. Miner came to this town from Victory, N. Y. ; he 
was a saddler by trade. He died suddenly while eating 
dinner at Roundy's Tavern at Spafford Comers, on the 
occasion of a military company training. Nothing is known 
of his wife or of any children, except his son, Peres Miner, 
who resided in this town and, married Lucia Norton, 
daughter of David and Dinah (Wilton) Norton.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Peres Miner, (son of Luke Miner). Born August 4, 
1800, died November 1, 1851. 



SPAFFCRD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 179 

(Peres Miner, by his wife Lucia Norton, had the follow- 
ing- children : Adeline, married Chandler B. Heath, of Trux- 
ton, N. Y.; Laura, married John P. Taft, son of Bezaleel and 
Nancy Ann (Palmer) Taft; Seymour L., married Aurelia 
Atwater, (his son, Prof. II. F. Miner is now (1899) Prin- 
cipal of Skaneateles Academy) ; George W., married Phebe 
Potter of Taylor, both are now living, they have a son, Ben- 
ton, who lives at Union Valley, N. Y. ; Oscar P., married 
Julia Benson of Tyler, Cortland County, N. Y., where he 
has been Supervisor, he now resides in Cortland, N. Y., 
(they have two sons. Floyd B. and Carroll P. Miner) ; and 
Lucia A. Miner, married Isaac P. Brown of Taylor, who 
died in 1888 and left one child, Lucia. Peres Miner was a 
teacher and farmer. He was frequently called upon to act 
as School Commissioner and Inspector of Schools in his 
adopted town, and at all times was more or less prominent 
in town affairs. His wife, Lucia, after his decease, mar- 
ried Bezaleel Taft for his second wife, and subsequent 
thereto a Mr. Perry of Homer, for her third husband. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Lucia (Norton), wife of Peres Miner. Born January 20, 
1809, died August 7, 1866. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Turner Miner. Died August 7, 1840, age 76 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

6 MOON. O 

. Benjamin Moon. Died August 25, 1873, age 60 years, 4 
months. 

(This inscription is in part repeated on the stone at the 
grave of Mr. Moon's wife, Jane, who was buried at Boro- 
dino. Mr. Moon is supposed to have been a son of Silas 
Moon, Sr., who also resided and died in this town.) 

(Spafford.) 

Jane, wife of Benjamin Moon. Died January 2, 1884, 
age 47 years, 5 months, 7 days. 

(Borodino.) 

(Silas Moon, Sr., came to this town early and resided on 
lot 41, Tully; by his wife, Anna, he had the following 
children: Roxana, married John R. Lewis, son of Joseph 
and Mary (Stanton) Lewis, she died in Illinois; Elizabeth/: 
married Joseph Prindle, son of Samuel Prindle; Silas, Jr., 



180 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

married Anna ; Zenas, married Abigail ■; 

and perhaps Benjamin, who married Jane , died 

and was buried in Spafford, as stated above. Silas Moon, 
Sr., and his wife, Anna, are supposed to have been buried 
in the Lewis Private Yard in Spafford. No stone. 

Zenas Moon, (son Silas, Sr., and Anna Moon), by his 
wife Abigail, had the following children : Abigail, married 
Truman Brown of Thorn Hill, N. Y.; Mary A., died un- 
married; Lucy, resides in Skaneateles, N. Y. ; Harriet A., 

died unmarried; Alanson, married Elizabeth , (they 

were father and mother of William Henry Moon, who was 
a private in Company " I," 149th Regt., N. Y. Vols. Inft., 
in the war of 1861, was killed in the battle of Peach Tree 
Creek, Ga., July 20, 1864, and buried in the National Ceme- 
tery at Merietta, Ga.) ; and Wesley, married Theresa Gay, 
daughter of Barnet A. and Amanda F. (Smith) Gay, he 
resides in Spafford, N. Y.) 

Harriet A., daughter of Zenas and Abigail Moon. Died 
December 23, age 17 years. 

(Spafford.) 

Mary A., daughter of Zenas and Abigail Moon. Died 
October 20, 1862, age 28 years. 

(Spafford.) 

Cortiz A., son of Alanson and Elizabeth Moon. Died 

10, 1864, age 15 years, 8 months, 4 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Moses E., son of Wesley and Theresa (Gay) Moon. Died 
November 13, 1862, age 8 months, 15 days. 

' Taken from Earth to bloom in Heaven." 

(Spafford.) 
MOREY. 

Walter D., son of Charles and Sarah M. (Eddy) Morey. 
Died December 10, 1876, age 7 months, 17 days. 

(Mrs. Morey was a daughter of Richard M. Eddy; her 
husband probably came from Washington County, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

MORGAN. 

Flora A. Churchell, wife of William H. Morgan. Died 
June 13, 1885, age 33 years, 6 months. 

(Mrs. Morgan died in Scott, where her husband then 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES I8J 

resided; she was a daughter of George and Eveline (Nor- 
ton) Churchell.) 

(Borodino.) 
Flaurence, daughter of William H. and Flora A. 
(Churchell) Morgan. Died November 16, 1887, age 6 
years, 6 months. 

(Borodino.) 

MORRIS. 

Jane (Springer), wife of Samuel Morris. Died Decem- 
ber 29, 1875, age 84 years, 4 months, 28 days. 
" Dear Mother, we miss thee." 

(Samuel Morris, according to family tradition, came ax 
an early date from the eastern part of this State, with a 
yoke of oxen, and settled at the head of the Gulf Road, in 
the Town of Sempronius, Cayuga County, N. Y. He had 
been married before coming to this part of the State, bur 
had lost his wife, and nothing is known of her or her 
children, if she had any. Soon after coming to Sempronius 
he married Jane Springer, and by her had the following 
children, all born in Sempronius: Deborah, born April 7, 
1815, married Jacob Brown, he is dead, and buried in this 
cemetery, and she is residing, in 1899, at Glen Haven, N. Y. ; 
Samuel, born January 8, 1817, married Laura Johnson of 
Washington County, N. Y. ; Simeon, born June 30, 1818, 
married (1) Lavina Harrington, and (2) Polly Harrington, 
both daughters of John and Catherine Harrington of this 
town; Diadama, bora December 2, 1821, married William 
Havens of Seneca Falls, N. Y.; Paulina, born May 1, 1825, 
married Reuben Barber, son of Rathbone Barber, Sr., and 
Roby (Wilcox) Barber; Uriah bora March 6, 1827, married 
Frances Worden, daughter of Truman and Phebe (Har- 
rington) Worden, both residing in 1899 at Glen Haven, 
N. Y.; and Washington, born March 9, 1829, married (1) 
Abigail E. Havens, daughter of Ebenezer and Laura 
(Pettis) Havens, and (2) Catherine Hibbard. Mr. Samuel 
Morris died and was buried in Sempronius, N. Y. 

Uriah Morris (son of Samuel and Jane (Springer) 
Morris), married Frances Worden, (born September 8, 
1831), and by her had the following children (all bora near 
Glen Haven) : William, born April 11, 1847, married 
Eunice Evans, of Townsend, Schuyler County, N. Y.. re- 



182 ONONBAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

sides at Glen Haven N. Y., (four children, son and daughter 
living, and two dead, and buried in this cemetery, no stone) ; 
George, bom August 14, 1850, married Susan Wilber of 
Delhi, Delaware County, N. Y., resides in the Town of Niles, 
Cayuga County, N. Y. ; Harrison, bora August 19, 1852, 
died 189G, married Mary Barber, daughter of Rathbone, Jr., 
and Julania (Harris) Barber, (two living children : Blanche 
and Mattie), wife and children residing (1899) in Sl;an- 
eateles, N. Y. ; Edwin, born May 13, 1855, married Flora 
Ripley, daughter of Anion J. and Harriet (Carr) Ripley, 
both residing in Spafford, N. Y. (large family of small 
children) ; Phebe Jane, bora July 17, 1857, married Adel- 
bert Craig of Spafford, N. Y. ; Julia, born November 29, 
1861, married George Raymond of Seneca Falls, N. Y. ; 
Joseph Arthur, bom October 3, 1866, married Edith Lan- 
ders of Niles, Cayuga County, N. Y.; and Freddie, bom 
April 18, 1873, married Nellie Fitzgerald of Syracuse, N. Y., 
resides at Glen Haven, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 
Harrison Morrison, son of Uriah and Frances (Worden) 

Morris. Bora August 19, 1852, died , 1896. No 

stone. 

(Spafford.) 
Guy E., son of Harrison and Mary (Barber) Morris. 
Died November 11, 1881, age 3 years, 21 days. 

(Spafford.) 

MORTON. 

Willie, son of Orson B. and Sarah A. (Bass) Morton. 
Died August 18, 1881, age 5 years. 

(Mrs. Morton was a daughter of William and Catherine 
(Eglin) Bass.) 

(Borodino.) 

In memory of the life of Rev. Salmon Morton. Died 
January 22, 1822, in the 55th year of his age and the 23rd 
of his ministry. 
" The Truth he preached in health and life supported him 

In sickness and death, and when legions of Angels 

Can't confine him here, will be his song forever." 

(Thorn Hill.) 



STAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS VTITH QHNEALOGICAL NOTES 183 

MORSE. 

Matthias Morse, (commonly called Moss), at an early- 
date resided at the foot of the " Bucktail," in Spafford 
Hollow, and had a wife and several children, the names of 
whom are not known, except his son John, and his 
daughter, Mary A., who married John Lansdown. He was 
the proprietor and manufacturer of " Morse's Salve." His 
brothers and sisters were: Voluntine, died unmarried; 
Joseph, died in Tully; Ebenezer, of Homer, N. Y. ; John, of 
Tully, N. Y. ; Sally; Jane; and Isaac, who married Sally 
White and resided in Tully, N. Y. Matthias Morse's father 
was Joseph Morse, and resided in Mamakating, N. Y., where 
probably Matthias was born. It is claimed that Matthias 
Morse was of the sixth generation in descent from Anthony 
Morse, who settled in Newbury, Mass., in 1(335, as follows: 
Matthias, Joseph, Voluntine, Joshua, Robert, Anthony. 

MOSS. 

William Moss. Died June 2, 1881, age 51 years. 
(Mr. Moss came to this town from Marcellus, N. Y., and 
resided at the time of his decease on the Elias Jacobs Farm, 
in Spafford Hollow.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Julia L., daughter of William and Mary Moss. Died 
March 14, 1887, age 37 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

MOXEY. 

Charles Moxey. Died February 20, 1882, age 59 years, 
1 month. 

(Mr. Moxey was an Englishman; after his decease his 

widow , married Henry Hazzard of Scott, 

N. Y.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

NASH. 

Orland M., son of William and Lydia Nash. Died 
December 6, 1841, age 1 year 1 months, 6 days. 

(Borodino.) 



184 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

NESBIT. 

Nancy (Wallace) Nesbit, (wife of Robert Nesbit). 
Died October 8, 1881, age 72 years. 

" Our Mother." 
(Nancy Wallace was bora in Ireland, and was the sister 
of John Wallace and Matilda Wallace, wife of Alexander 
Gordon, all of this town ; her husband, Robert Nesbit, died 
in Canada. She was the mother of James and William 
Nesbit, both residents of this town, the latter being a 
member of Company "G," 149th Regt. N. Y. Vols. Inft., in 
the War of 1861.) 

(Borodino.) 
Norah J., daughter of James and Jane Ann (Streeter) 

Nesbit. Died , 18 — , age 2 years, 6 months, 17 

days. 

" Our Baby." " Only Sleeping." 
(James Nesbit, son of Robert and Nancy (Wallace) 
Nesbit, married Jane Ann Streeter, daughter of William and 
Elizabeth (Russel) Streeter, formerly of Skaneateles, 
N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 
NEWELL. 

Stephen Newell. Died June 11, 1864, age 69 years, 9 
months, 6 days. 

(Mr. Newell was a Quaker, and resided on Lot 12, Sem- 
pronius. in this town ; by his wife, Mary Cuykendall, he had 
the following children : Henry, married Marion B. Skellie, 
daughter of William I. and Elizabeth (Boughton) Skellie; 
Phebe, married John Leland Mason, son of Asa and Anna 
(Shelden) Mason, November 6, 1845; Mary, born November 
27, 1833, died December 13, 1895, married Alexander 
Becker, son of Peter and Mary (Eadie) Becker, husband 
resides (1899) in Syracuse, N. Y.; Martha L. Newell; 
Jenette Odell, of Clarence, Michigan; and Esther, married 
James L. Leland, she died January 8, 1845, age 24 years, 
and is buried in this cemetery.) 

(Borodino.) 

Mary (Cuykendall), wife of Stephen Newell. Died 
April 27, 1871, age 71 years, 3 months, 19 days. 
" We loved her." 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES ]g a 

NEWVILLE. 

Abraham Newville. Born 1788, died 1866. 
(He married Sarah Case, sister of Isaac Case, and by her 
had two children : Alexander C. and Clementha Judson 
Newville, both of whom died unmarried.) 

(Borodino.) 
Sarah Case, wife of Abraham Newville. Born 1788, died 
1838. 

(Borodino.) 
Alexander C. Newville, (son of Abraham and Sarah 
(Case) Newville.) Born 1816, died 1891. 

(Borodino.) 
Clemencia Judson Newville, (daughter of Abraham and 
Sarah (Case) Newville). Born 1815, died 1879. 

(Borodino.) 

NICHOLS. 

Charles Nichols, ried March 23, 1879, age 61 years. 
(He married Arvilla M. Case, daughter of Isaac and Mary 
Case, and by her had one child : Hattie M. Nichols, bora in 
1867, she was still bring at the time of her father's decease.) 

(Borodino.) 
Arvilla M. (Case), wife of Charles Nichols. Died March 
9, 1886, age 55 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Hattie May, only daughter of Charles and Arvilla M. 
(Case) Nichols. 

(She married, and resided in Homer or Cortland, N. Y. 
S. Smith.) 

(Borodino.) 
NILES. 
(For the Niles family see Bicrce, under the letter B.) 
NOBLE. 

Margaret C, dauhgter of John and Sally (Stanton) 
Noble. Died October 1, 1844, age 21 years. 

(John Noble married Sally Stanton, daughter of John 
and Mary (Shearman) Stanton.) 

(Stanton Yard.) 

Seborah, daughter of John and Sally (Stanton) Noble. 
Died April 7, 1832, age 24 years, 11 months. 



186 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(John Noble was a brother of Benjamin Stanton's first 
wife, Sally Noble.) 

(Stanton Yard.) 

NODINE. 

Maria (Strope), wife of Jeremiah W. Nodine, Sr. Died 
April 22, 1876, age 80 years, 5 months. 

(Jeremiah W. Nodine, Sr., married (1) Maria Strope, 
daughter of Peter and Louisa Strope, and (2) Mary J. 
Riggles, daughter of Milo Riggles, and former wife of 
Orville Churchill. By his first wife he had the following 
children: Jeremiah W., Jr., married (1) a Stevens (2) an 
Alvord, and (3), Jane Williams, daughter of Abigail Wil- 
liams, (by the latter he had several children), he is dead, 
and buried in this cemetery, (no stone) ; James, died in 
1837; Andrew, was killed by a falling tree in 1843; Fred, 
married West and settled in Union, Oregon ; Nelson, married 
a Riggles and resides in Spafford; Maria, married Oliver 
Lieber, both died in Spafford; a daughter married a Mr. 
Wood and resides in Iowa ; and still another daughter, who 
married a Mr. Cummings of Onondaga, and is now a widow 
residing at Battle Creek, Mich. Jeremiah W. Nodine, Sr., 
is also deceased and buried in this cemetery. (No stone.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
James Nodine, (son of Jeremiah W., Sr., and Maria 
(Strope) Nodine). Died April 13, 1837, age 20 years, 9 
months, 9 days.) 

" Stay, hasty youth, and view my tomb, 
Nor vainly boast of years to come, 
Your body made of brittle clay 
Will quickly fall and drop away." 

(Cold Brook.) 

Andrew, son of Jeremiah W. (Sr.) and Maria (Strope) 

Nodine. Died March 24, 1843, age 8 years, 6 months, 24 

days. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Flora, daughter of Jeremiah W. (Jr.) and Jane 
(Williams) Nodine. Died July 18, 1878, age 1 year, 1 
month, 20 days. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Anna M., daughter of Jeremiah (Jr.) and Jane 

(Williams) Nodine. Died January 20, 1876, age 18 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 



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NORTH. 

Alida Van den burgh, wife of Eenjamin F. North. Died 
May 1, 1851, age 71 years. 

" At Rest." 

(Thorn Hill.) 

NORTON. 

David Norton, (son of Ozias Norton) . Died June 2, 1860, 
age 87 years, 24 days. 

(Ozias Norton lived and died in Litchfield, Conn. He 
had: David, Moses, Ziba, Newton, Jonathan and perhaps 
others; of these, David and Moses only came to this town. 

David Norton (son of Ozias), born at Litchfield, Conn., 
May 9, 1773, died in Spafford and buried in Cold Brook, 
N. Y., married at Litchfield, Conn., December 19, 1791, 
Dinah Wilton, born June 25, 1770, and by her had the fol- 
lowing children : Lucena, born June 23, 1792, died Novem- 
ber 21, 1S80, married B Barber; Almira, born January 

15, 1794, died in Wellsboro, Penn., married Joseph Kibbie; 
Orenda, born August 15, 1795, died December 28, 1817, 
married Philo Barber; Lauren, born July 11, 1797 (twin), 
died in Ohio, married Prudence Town ; Leonard, bom July 
11, 1797 (twin) died July 29, 1845, married Polly Barto; 
Clarissa, bora March 14, 1799, died October 7, 1864, married 
Daniel Pulsipher, moved with the Mormon Colony to Salt 
Lake, Utah; Omer, bom December 12, 1801, died August 13, 
1849, married Mary A. Bassett; Orange, bora July 21, 1803, 
he was drowned in Pickets' Mill Pond in Cold Brook, with a 
Pease and a Weston boy, June 24, 1816; Harvey, bom April 
25, 1805, died February 15, 1885, married Sally Merry; 
Stephen, born May 9, 1807, died January 21, 1844 married 
January 24, 182S, Else Ripley, daughter of Jonathan and 
Ruth (Corey) Ripley; Lucia, born January 20, 1809, died 
August 7, 1886, married (1) Peres Miner and (2) Bezaleel 
Taft as his second wife; Ziba, born September 18, 1810, died 
May 14, 1832, unmarried; Seymour, born September 6, 1812, 
married Sally Lyman at Roulett, Potter County, Pa., Jan- 
uary 19, 1837, both residing (1899) in Spafford, N. Y.; and 
Samantha, born April 11, 1815, married Samuel Hall, now 
1897, residing in Illinois. From Litchfield, Conn., Mr. 
David Norton first settled in German, Chenango County, 



188 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

N. Y., and from there came to this town in 1814, and settled 
on what was afterwards known as the McDaniels Farm, in 
the northwest corner of lot 44, Tully, Cold Brook. From 
there he moved ct Truxton, N. Y., but died in this town. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Dniah (Wilton), wife of David Norton. Died February 

7, 1844, age 73 years, 7 months, 13 days. 

' Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." 

(Cold Brook.) 
Sally Merry, wife of Harvey Norton. Died October 6, 
1839, age 29 years. 

" Gone but not forgotten." 
(Harvey Norton was a son of David and Dinah (Wilton) 
Norton.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Martha A., daughter of Lauren and Prudence (Town) 
Norton. Died October 19, 1835, age 7 years, 6 days. 
" Sleep on, sweet babe, and take thy rest, 
God called thee when he saw it best." 
(Lauren Norton was a son of David and Dinah (Wilton) 
Norton.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Stephen Norton, (son of David and Dinah (Wilton) 
Norton). Died January 21, 1844, age 36 years. 

(Stephen Norton married Else Ripley, daughter of Jona- 
than and Ruth (Corey) Ripley, and by her had two children : 
Vinal, resides at Brookins, Brookins County, Dakota ; and 
Parmenas, married Sarah Viola Rice, daughter of Thomas 
and Mary (Homan) Rice, and resides in Spafford, N. Y. 
These two sons were brought up by Seymour Norton, their 
uncle.) 

(Spafford.) 
Elsie (Ripley) , wife of Stephen Norton. Died January 

8, 1844, age 36 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Esther, daughter of Erastus and Maiy (Isdell) Norton. 
Died March 2, 1856, age 5 years, 20 days. 

(Erastus Norton was a son of Moses and a grandson of 
Ozias Norton, both of Litchfield, Conn. Moses Norton 
married Percy Barber, and came to this town at an early 
date and settled on Lot 33, Tully, and from there moved to 
Eaton Rapids, Mich., where he died. His father, Ozias, 



STAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES ]S9 

it is claimed, was a soldier in the Revolution, and that Moses 
was a soldier in the War of 1812. By his wife, Percy 
Barber, Moses Norton had the following children, part or 
all of whom were born in this town : Lauren, married 
Lydia Bacon, daughter of John Bacon; Everis, married 

Catherine Picket ; Harmon, married Pullman ; Bird, 

married and resided West; killed in War of 1861; 
Philo, married and resided West; Erastus, born September 
3, 1818, dead, married Mary Isdell, daughter of Andrew and 
Mary (Harris) Isdell, wife resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Peris 
L., married Sarah A. Thayer, daughter of Sanford W. G. 
and Sally (Miner) Thayer; Theda, married Peter Picket; 
Esther, married Royal Pulsipher; and Amanda, married a 
Mr. Williams, of Appalaccean, Pa. 

Erastus Norton, (son of Moses and Percy Barber Norton) 
married in Spafford, Mary Isdell, and by her had the fol- 
lowing children, all bom in Spafford: Emily, married 
Charles Burdick, son of Christopher A. and Eugenia Jane 
(Nash) Burdick, resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Maiy Jane, 
resides at home, unmarried; Willard, married Mary A. 
Doty, daughter of Warren and Emily (Tinkham) Doty, 
(they have one daughter, Angeline, unmarried), resides in 
Homer, N. Y., Carpenter, member of 122d N. Y. Vols. Inft., 
War of 1861, has been Supervisor of this town; Perry, mar- 
ried Nancy Van Benschoten, she is dead, four children — 
he was a member of Company I, 149th N. Y. Vols. Inft., 
War of 1861, resides at Glen Haven, N. Y. ; Helen, married 
Wallace Gordon, husband dead, she resides in Spafford, 
N. Y. (two children, Edith and Maud) ; Ida, married 
Charles Emerson Barker, son of William and Betsey Ann 
(Knapp) Barker, residing at Spafford (one child), Merritt 
C. Barker, attending a medical college at Cleveland, 0. ; and 
Bruce Isdell, married Mary Howard, of Gloversville, N. Y. 
(no issue) . Erastus Norton was a carpenter by trade, has 
been Town Collector and Town Clerk.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Myron, son of Lauren and Lydia (Bacon) Norton. Died 
August 4, 1832, age 8 years, 1 month. 

" So fond desires are often crossed, 
And parents' hopes in death are lost." 

(Lauren Norton was a son of Moses and Percy (Barber) 
Noton.) (Cold Brook.) 



190 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(Robert Norton married Susan Hill, sister of Alexander 
Hill, formerly of Scott, N. Y., and came from Cambridge, 
Washington County, N. Y., and settled on Ripley Hill, near 
the county line. This family is supposed to have buried 
its dead in Scott, N. Y., but by reason of its connection -with 
Spafford families, its record is given here. The children of 
Mr. and Mrs. Norton, as shown by the public records were: 
Horace, married (1) Prudence Frink, and (2) in Scott, 
N. Y., in 1898 he resided in San Francisco, Cal.; Peter, 
resided in San Francisco, Cal.; Reuben, resided in San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. ; James Hill, married Charlotte Barker, daughter 
of Darius and Maiy (Cooper) Barker, died in 1879, and 
left no wife or issue ; Harriet, married Dr. Robert Sidney, 
she died in Scott, N. Y.; Mary A. Norton, resides in Scott, 
N. Y. ; Eveline, married George Churchell, son of Peter and 
Lucinda (Crane) Churchell) ; Angeline, married Horace 
Prindle, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Moon) Prindle, hus- 
band dead and she resides in Syracuse, N. Y. ; Edward, 
married and resided West.) 

NYE. 

In memory of Joshua Nye, who died April 27, 1811, in 
the 43rd year of his age. 

(Old Borodino Cemetery.) 

O'FARRELL. 

William O'Farrell. Died December 11, 1863, age 79 
years, 3 months. 14 days. 

(William O'Farrell came to this town before 1814, and 
settled that year on Lot 24, Tully, in Spafford Hollow, where 
he remained until his decease; by his wife Dinah, he had 
the following children ,as appears by his will, dated Feb- 
ruary 28, 1863, probated March 14, 1864: Elihu A., died 
unmarried; Francis A., he was a minister; William M., 
married (1) Esther Rainey, daughter of Robert Rainey, and 

(2) Clara , he died in Tully, December 2, 1869, 

(leaving two children: Esther, wife of James Stuckey of 
Marcellus. and Chester H. O'Farrell, also of Marcellus, 
N. Y.) ; Rev. David M. D., he married and moved to Illinois, 
(leaving one daughter here, who married Menzies Stebbins 
of Bromley, (Otisco Hollow), who died in February, 1899) ; 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 191 

John W., married a Soper; Maria, married Alanson Bouhan; 
Catherine, married Noah Parmele; Caroline, wife of Milo 
E. Jacobs, son of Elias and Betsey G. Jacobs, they moved 
West; and Henry F. O'Farrell. Mr. O'Farrell was a man 
of prominence in town affairs, and at various times held 
responsible town offices, among which were: Supervisor, 
Assessor, Overseer of the Poor, Commissioner of Highways, 
Collector, Constable, and Justice of the Peace. 

There was another William O'Farrell, who also resided in 
Spafford Hollow, but how related to the foregoing family, 
if at all, is not known. In his will, dated February 3, 186S, 
probated September 27, 1869, and in the application for 
its probate, no mention is made of any wife or children 
but of the following: Mary O'Farrell, his mother, of Mel- 
rose, Canada ; Mary Pitt and John O'Farrell, his sister and 
brother, of Melrose, Canada; Joanna Ryan, his sister, of 
New London, Canada; John, Rhoda and Maria Sullivan, of 
Ireland, children of his deceased sister, Nancy Sullivan ; and 
Joseph, Daniel, Man,- and Margaret O'Farrell, of New 
London, Canada, children of his deceased brother, Patrick 
O'Farrell. One of the witnesses to this latter will was 
Adeline Stebbins, the daughter of Rev. David M. D| 
O'Farrell, son of the first William O'Farrell, above 
described.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Dinah, wife of William O'Farrell. Died August 29, 1868, 
age 87 years, 1 month, 13 days. 

" Peaceful in life, triumphant in death." 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
F. Garretson, son of Rev. David M. D. and A. O'Farrell. 
Died September, 1844, age 2 years, 1 month, 4 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Charles W., son of Rev. David M. D. and A. O'Farrel. 
Died October 20, 1850, age 1 year, 17 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Esther (Rainey), wife of William M. O'Farrell. Died 
January 31, 1862, age 54 years, 8 months, 23 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
William Emory, son of William M. and Esther (Rainey) 
O'Farrell. Died October 1, 1855, age 23 years, 4 months. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



192 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Charlotte C, daughter of William M. and Esther 
(Rainey) O'Farrell. Died November 7, 1857, age 19 
years, 1 month, 4 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

John R., son of William M. and Esther (Rainey) 
O'Farrell. Dated February 6, 1859, age 24 years, 1 month, 
23 days. (Spafford Hollow.) 

OLMSTEAD. 

Timothy Olmstead. Born in Litchfield, Conn., August 3, 
1772. Died April 27, 1855, in the 83rd year of his age. 

(In the application for letters of administration upon his 
estate, made by his son, Hirah Olmstead, then of Onondaga, 
N. Y., mention is made of his widow, Abigail Olmstead, and 
his children: Ebenezer, of Galway, Saratoga County, 
N. Y. ; Alpheus, of Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin ; Sally, 
Randall; and Isaiah Olmstead, both of Spafford, N. Y.; 
Hirah, the petitioner, and also mention is made of grand- 
children (without naming them), who were children of 
Chloe Chase and Elijah B. Olmstead, his deceased daughter 
and deceased son. His widow renounces in favor of the 
petitioner, who received letters.) 

(Borodino.) 

Abby J., wife of Isaiah Olmstead. Died February 2, 
1885, age 74 years. 

(Isaiah Olmstead was a son of Timothy and Abigail Olm- 
stead.) 1810-1892. 

(Borodino.) 

Charles H., son of Isaiah and Abby J. Olmstead. Died 
October 1, 1839, age 3 years, 17 days. 

(Borodino.) 

Jerry Olmstead. (Jere on stones.) Died December 18, 
1846, age 84 years, 11 months, 18 days. 

(Among his children by his wife, Mercy, was Isaac Olm- 
stead, who married Eunice Case, daughter of Isaac and 
Polly Case.) 

(Spafford.) 

Mercy, wife of Jerre Olmstead. Died April 29, 1861, age 
92 years, 9 months, 13 days. 

(Spafford.) 



SrAFFORD MORTUARY RBCORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 193 

Isaac Olmstead, (son of Jerry and Mercy Olmstead). 
Died May 25, 1890, age 81 years, 9 months. 

(In his will, dated March 5, 1887, probated June 16, 1890, 
Isaac Olmsted mentions his wife Eunice, and his children: 
Jeremiah, married Lavina Fish, of Spafford, N. Y. ; Maiy J., 
married Francis Ide, son of Henry and Harriet (Colton) 
Ide, of Spafford, N. Y., and his grandchildren : Eva, David, 
Isaac, Lee, and Jay Olmstead, Adda Streeter, Pearley Olm- 
stead, and Grant Ide, all of Borodino, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 
Eunice (Case) , wife of Isaac Olmstead. Died April 24, 
1893, age 81 years, 3 months. 

(Borodino.) 
Frank, son of Jeremiah and Lavina (Fish) Olmstead. 
Died June 1, 1861, age 3 years, 2 months, 10 days. 
" No sweeter flower did ever bloom, 
Nor lovelier infant find a tomb." 

(Spafford.) 

OLMSTED. 

Elisha F. Olmsted. Born May 10, 1805, died March 19, 
1886. 

(He married Harriet Calkins, sister of Charles Calkins, 
and had one son, Parmelie Olmsted. He was not known to 
be related to the other Olmstead families of this town.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Harriet (Calkins), wife of Elisha Olmsted. Born De- 
cember 7, 1807, died January 4, 1893. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

ORTON. 

Rachel (Fisher), wife of Osmor Orton. Died September 
13, 1842, age 62 years, 2 months, 5 days. 

(Osmor Orton, before 1817, settled on Lot 2, Tully, in 
Spafford Hollow, just south of Otisco Lake and west of the 
inlet to that body of water; he married Rachel Fisher, 
daughter of Amos and Margaret Fisher, and is supposed to 
have had by her the following children: John, married 
Lydia Ann Collins, daughter of John and (Lucy Burdick) 
Collins, he and his wife died in Michigan; Zenas, married 
Sally , he died in Spafford, N. Y. ; Henry, moved to 



194 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Preble, N. Y. ; and Clarissa, who died in Michigan, un- 
married. There may have been others. Uriah Roundy 
thinks Osmor Orton had other children: Amos, Nelson, 
Sally, Lucy, Louisa and Philip.) 

(Davis Yard.) 

Zenas Orton, (son of Osmor Orton and Rachel (Fisher) 
Orton). Died February 21, 1862, age 63 years, 4 months. 

(Uriah Roundy says : Zenas Orton married (1) Hannah 
Coon , and (2) the widow Harris. His daughter, Olive, 
married Tensart Wilbur, she died 1899, at the age of 77 
years.) (Borodino.) 

Orson E., son of Zenas and Sally Orton. Died April 15, 
1855, at 17 years, 8 months, 20 days. 

(Borodino.) 
OSTRANDER. 

Ann Eliza, daughter of Peter and Nancy (Williamson) 
Ostrander. Died December 30, 1851, age 2 months. 

(John I, Ostrander, Jr., son of John I. and Catherine 
Ostrander of Albany, N. Y., married Anna Muer (Soctch), 
and by her had the following children : John, was a printer, 
and died of cholera in New Orleans, La. ; Ames, was killed 
in the Mexican War; Peter, married Nancy Williamson, 
daughter of Corneliusand Eliza (Ostrander) Williamson, 
he was a printer by toade; William H., married Renett 
Weed of Albany, N Y., he was a merchant and accountant, 
and resided in Tully, N. Y., he at one time was in a bank 
at Skaneateles, N. Y. ; Alexander, married Mary King of 
Suffield, Hartford County, Conn., he was a harness maker 
and resided in Tully, N. Y. (They were father and mother 
of George A. Ostrander of Syracuse, N. Y., who died 1915) ; 
Philip, married and resided in Syracuse, N. Y., member of 
Company " A," 149th N. Y. Vols. Inft., engraver by trade, 
dead; Robert, married Anna Russel of Hartford, Conn., 

harness maker and teacher; Thomas, married , 

his wife, after his decease, married Charles Tallman, of 
Syracuse, N. Y., as his third wife; Gloriana; Catherine, 
married Harvey McCune; and Eliza, married Charles Tall- 
man, of Syracuse, N. Y. Mr. Peter Ostrander came from 
Albany to Tully, but at one time resided on a cross road 
in SpafFord Hollow, according to a statement of William M. 
Tuttle, formerly of Otisco Hollow, now of Vesper, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 



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OWEN. 

Timothy Owen. Died April 27, 1S7S, in his 92nd year. 

(In an obituary notice, published at the time of his 
decease, it was stated that, " he was bora at Tyringham, 
Mass. ; moved with his parents to Navarino, N. Y., when he 
was 15 years of age; two years later he worked clearing land 
at the foot of Skaneateles Lake, where the village of that 
name now stands; he then went to Sempronius, where he 
lived four years, and then bought the farm known as the 
Owen farm, one and one-half miles north of Stafford Cor- 
ners, where he resided until 1857; he then moved to Boro- 
dino, where he lived until his death. July 16, 1842, he 
joined the Free Will Baptist Church. By his wife, Lydia, 
he had one daughter, Polly Ann, who married George W. 
Breed, son of Rufus and Mehitable Breed.) 

(Borodino.) 

Lydia, wife of Timothy Owen. Died June 21, 1870, age 
83 years. 

(Borodino.) 

In an application for a pension by Daniel Owen of Spaf- 
ford, dated September 1, 1820, he makes the following 
claim: That he served in the War of the Revolution as 
a member of Capt. William Hull's Company, in the Regi- 
ment commanded by Col. Charles Webb, of Connecticut 
Troops, in the service of the United States ; that he served 
for the period of one year and was discharged at Morris- 
town, N. J., in 1776; that he had a wife, Lydia, and a 
daughter and a granddaughter, who resided with him In 
Spafford. The Connecticut records show that the regiment 
in question, during the time stated, served for a short time 
along the coast of Long Island Sound, then, on requisition of 
Washington, was accepted as Continentals and ordered to 
Boston, where it remained until the evacuation of that place 
by the British. The regiment was then marched to New 
York, and took part in the battle of White Plains, and then 
at Trenton, N. J. The Martyr Spy, Capt. Nathan Hale, 
executed by the British in New York City, was a member 
of this regiment. 

Mr. Owen purchased, on March 17, 1824, eighteen acres 
of land on the Nunnery road, on Lot 12, Sempronius; these 
lands were afterwards conveyed by his widow, Lydia Owen, 
and his daughter, Eunice C. Snyder, then of Cortland. N. Y., 



196 ©NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

March 31, 1841. After his decease his pension was con- 
tinued to his widow, who was on the pension list in 18 J 1 
and 1842, and therein described as of Spafford. 

PALMER. 

Amos Palmer. Died June 9, 1823, age 50 years, 7 
months. 

(Amos Palmer, born October 29, 1772, according to family 
tradition was from Rhode Island, came from there first to 
Brookfield, Madison Co., N. Y. After a short i-esidence at 
the latter place, he moved to the East Side Hill, in this town, 
on or before 1809, and remained there until he moved to 
the farm now occupied (1899) by Arthur Hall, on Lot 23, 
Sempronius, September 22, 1822. By his wife, Mary 
Barber, bom July 27, 1771, and whom he married October 
4, 1795, he had the following children : Charity, born 
October 25, 1796, married Benjamin Hewett, May 16, 1830; 
Polly, bom April 9, 1798, married John Churchell, April 14, 
1818; Amos, Jr., born October 1, 1800, died young; Daniel, 
bom May 30, 1804, married Betsey Oliver, March 21, 1S27 ; 
Willet, bom May 2, 1806, married Mercy Babcock, February 
10, 1834, resided in Skaneateles, N. Y. ; Reuben S., bom 
September 12, 1809, married Hannah Hall, November 29, 
1834, resided in Spafford, on the old homestead and died 
without issue; James V., born May 24, 1811, married 
Lydia Belknap, February 20, 1833, resided in Auburn, 
N. Y. ; Sally, born September 18, 1812, married Edward 
Robinson, January 1, 1845; Julania, born June 19, 1815, 
married Ira Babcock, April 13, 1834; and Hezekiah Gorton, 
bom May 1, 1817, married Cynthia Capron, daughter of 
Benjamin Capron, September 29, 1840. 

(Spafford.) 

Mary Barber, wife of Amos Palmer. Died November 5, 
1845, age 74 years, 3 months, 3 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Reuben S. Palmer, (son of Amos and Mary (Barber) 
Palmer) . Died April 21, 1883, age 73 years, 7 months. 8 
days. 

(Spafford.) 

Hannah Hall, wife of Reuben S. Palmer. Died January 
2, 1875, age 69 years, 1 month, 5 days. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 197 

(She was born November 27, 1805, and was the daughter 
of Samuel and Elizabeth (Macumber) Hall.) 

(Spafford.) 

Joel Palmer. Died February 2, 1841, age 71 years, 8 
months, 17 days. 

" And he shall be like a tree planted by the river of water 
That bringeth forth his fruit in his season." Etc. 

(Mr. Palmer came to this town early, but his first 
recorded deed transaction was of 270 acres, on Lot 31, Tully, 
dated April 29, 1816. He afterwards owned land on lots 
1, 22, 32, 33 and 41, Tully. By his wife, Amy, he is known 
to have had at least two children: Randall, married 
Meribah Ripley, daughter of Jonathan and Ruth (Corey) 
Ripley; and Hosea, married Sophia Burdick, daughter of 
Thompson and Tabitha (Wilcox) Burdick, when married he 
first went to house keeping on the northwest corner of Lot 
32, Tully, in a house long since gone to decay, on a small 
farm then reached by a private way, and now entirely 
isolated from any highway ; from there he moved to Pennsyl- 
vania, where he died; his widow then came to Scott, N. Y., 
where she died and was buried in Seventh Day Baptist 
cemetery at the latter place. 

Hosea Palmer (son of Joel and Amy Palmer) , by his wife, 
Sophia Burdick, had four children : Adison ; Tabitha Ann, 
married Hosea Borden Potter , son of Stillman Potter ; 
Barton, died unmarried ; and Lucy, married Porter Brown ; 
all of Hosea's four children resided in Scott, N. Y.) 

(Spaiford.) 

James M., son of Randall and Meribah (Ripley) Palmer. 
Died July 30, 1826, also his twin brother, died February 3, 
1837. 

" Sleep on, sweet babes, and take thy rest, 
God called thee home when he thought best." 

(Randall Palmer, son of Joel and Amy Palmer, married 
Meribah Ripley, daughter of Jonathan and Ruth (Corey) 
Ripley. His wife was born February 6, 1803, and died in 
Scott, N. Y., where she was buried in the Seventh Day 
Baptist Cemetery at that place.) (Spafford.) 

In memory of Mrs. Samantha Palmer, consort of Mr. 
Dyer Palmer. Died September 20, 1826, age 23 years. 

(In 1826, at the time of the decease of his wife, Mr. 
Palmer resided on the East Side Hill, on Lot 13, Sempronius, 



198 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

but in 1829, when he sold the lands he owned on that lot, ! 
he resided in Homer, N. Y., and his second wife, Sabrina, 
joined him in the deed.) 

(Stanton Yard.) 

Lyman Palmer, son of Dyer and Samantha Palmer. Died 
April 3, 1826, age 10 months, 10 days. 

(Stanton Yard.) 

No genealogy of Spafford families would be complete 
without reference to Gilbert Palmer and his son, John 
Palmer, who were, without question, the first settlers within 
the limits of the present town, although we have no record 
that any dead of this family were deposited in any of our 
cemeteries. Mr. Joshua V. H. Clark, in his excellent history 
of the County of Onondaga, says: Mr. Palmer came here 
in the Fall of 1794 from Dutchess or Westchester County, 
N. Y., and settled on Lot 76, Marcellus, for which he served 
as a soldier in the Revolution, and he gives a very graphic 
description of an accident which befell his son, John, by the 
felling of a tree, etc., a story which is familiar to all readers 
of that and subsequent histories of this county. We nave 
no data at hand to prove the incorrectness of the date which 
Mr. Clark fixes, as the time of Mr. Palmer's arrival here, 
but as he is incorrect in some of his statements about Mr. 
Palmer, we think it possible he may have been misinformed 
on that subject. His deed of Lot 76, excepting State's Hun- 
dred Acres, is dated September 21, 1792, and is from 
Thomas Ostrander, the original soldier, who served for the 
lot. In this deed he is described as a farmer from York- 
town, or Amawalk, Westchester County, N. Y. Mr. Palmer 
probably was a soldier of the Revolution, and we are 
inclined to the belief that he came originally from Connecti- 
cut, where his name appears (or another of the same name) 
in the Militia of that State, for the reason that many of the 
Palmers in this State came originally from Stonington, 
Conn. The name of Gilbert Palmer also appears in the 
Militia of this State, and he possibly may have served in 
both States; but no Gilbert Palmer served in New York in 
any regiment or levy, entitling him to draw bounty lands in 
this State. It seems to us more probable that Palmer came 
here earlier than the Fall of 1794. He conveyed from time 
to time the lands which he owned, but in no conveyance was 
he joined by a wife; he was probably a widower while he 



3PAFP0RD MORTUARY REC«Jt»S WITH iSNEALOGICAL NOTES 199 

resided here. In one deed of lands on lot 76, he conveyed 
to a Samuel Palmer, — this was in 180G, — but the next year 
the latter and wife, Elizabeth, conveyed away these lands, 
and no more is known of Samuel, or of any record that the 
two Palmers named in this deed were related to each other. 
In his deeds to John Palmer he speaks of him as his son. 
We have no record of any children of Gilbert Palmer other 
than his son. John, and all we know of him is, that he came 
from Westchester County, was a tailor, resided on Lot 76, 
Marcellus, until about 1814, that he then sold out and moved 
into the village of Borodino, and carried on his avocation of 
tailor there until the Spring of 1819, and then moved to 
Hannibal, Oswego County, N. Y. Mr. Clark says Gilbert 
Palmer died about 1839. It is possible that he and his son, 
John, both died in the latter place. The given name of 
John Palmer's wife was Rachel. 

A Mr. Ziba Palmer, at an early date, resided in Spafford 
Hollow, near the head of Otisco Lake, who is credited 
with a family of twenty-two children, but of him we have 
no further record. 

PARKER. 

Samuel Parker. Died October 25, 1853, age 67 years. 
(Mr. Parker came to this town from Greenwich, Wash- 
ington County, N. Y., and first settled on what is now known 
as the Breed farm, on Lot 11, Tully, where he lost his first 
wife, Amy. From there he moved to Spaffod Hollow, where 
he died. His second wife was the widow, Rebecca White. 
He was a member of Capt. Asahel Roundy's Company, in 
the 96th Regiment, of New York Militia, in the War of 
1812. His children were: Marietta, married Frank 
Smith; Isaac, Amasa, and Polly, married James Goodwin.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Mrs. Amy, wife of Samuel Parker. Died June 14, 1831, 
age 42 years, 10 months, 9 days. 

" Because a man goes to his long home, 
Mourners go about the streets." 
(This grave is in an open field, standing alone on the 
Breed farm, where her husband resided at the time of her 
-decease.) 

(Breed Farm.) 



200 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

PATTEN. 

William Patten, (son of William Patten). Died March 
15, 1872, age 77 years, 1 month, 28 days. 

(William Patten, Sr., was a native of Massachusetts. 
where he was a soldier in the Revolution ; his son. William, 
was born in Oneida County, N. Y., where he settled after 
the war of the Revolution. The latter was a clothier by 
occupation and came to this town about 1817, and settled 
in what is known as Factory Gulf, where, in connection with 
Elijah Manley, he conducted the clothing works at that 
place; soon afterwards his brother-in-law, Edmund C. 
Weston, took the place of Mr. Manley, and the business was 
subsequently conducted by Mr. Patten and Mr. Weston. Mr. 
Patten first married Fanny Rathbone, daughter of James 
and Margaret (Ashley) Rathbone. and (2) Elizabeth Davis, 
daughter of Farrand and Esther Davis, and widow of 
Samuel Rice. By his last wife he had one son : George A. 
Patten, now a resident of this town. 

George A. Patten, bora December 30, 1842, married 
Lovillie, daughter of Peter and Charity (Rainey) Churchell, 
and by her has two children : Alton W. ; and Flora E., mar- 
ried Emmett L. Gordon, of Preble, N. Y. Mr. George A. 
Patten was a member of Company D, 122d Regiment, N. Y. 
Vols., war of 1861, and has an honorary military record; 
he was in battle at Antietam, Williamsport, Fredericksburg, 
Deep Run, Gettysburg and Wilderness; in the latter battle 
he was wounded.) 

(Borodino.) 

Fanny (Rathbone), wife of William Patten. Died 
October 23, 1839, age 37 years, 9 months, 27 days. 

(Borodino.) 

Elizabeth (Davis), wife of William Patten. Died April 
17, 1851, age 42 years, 5 months, 27 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

PATTERSON. 

Dinah, wife of Dr. Ebenezer Patterson. Died June 30, 
1836, age 69 years, 11 months, 7 days.) 

(Dr. Ebenezer Patterson, according to family tradition, 
was of Scotch extraction and came from Vermont, first to 
Burlington, Otsego County, N. Y., and from there to this 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 20l 

town, where he died and was buried in this cemetery. (No 
stone.) By his wife, Dinah, he had the following children : 
Calvin, married (1) Sarah Thompson, and (2) Asenath 
Warner, widow of William Case; Volney, married Susan 
Green, moved to Chautauqua County, near Sinclairville, 
N. Y., in 1855, and died there; Jonathan, married Polly Ann 
Knapp, daughter of Peter and Dinah (Guion) Knapp, he 
moved to Ohio and died there ; Lovina, married Zerah Baker, 
son of Elijah Baker, moved to Ohio; Roxana, married Simon 
Baker, son of Elijah Baker, moved to Marietta, N. Y., about 
1854, and died there, had several children, among whom 
were Ashbel and Marcus Baker; and Anna, who died in 1914, 
age 14 years.) (Spafford.) 

Anna, daughter of Ebenezer and Dinah Patterson. Died 
February, 1814, age 14 years, 5 months. 

(Spafford.) 

Calvin Patterson, (son of Dr. Ebenezer and Dinah Pat- 
terson). (On stone Paterson). Died December 29, 1866, 
age 78 years, 9 months, 23 days. 

(He was born at Burlington, Otsego County, N. Y., and 
came to this town about 1812, and settled first on Ripley 
Hill, near the Ripley farm, (43 and 32, Tully) . These lands 
he sold in 1829 and settled on the Skaneaieles and Homer 
road, about one mile north of the Village of Borodino, on 
lot 75, Marcellus, where he remained until his decease. He 
had no issue by Asenath Warner, his second wife, but by 
Sarah Thompson, his first, had: Chester, bora in 1810 in 
Burlington, Otsego County, N. Y., married Caroline Hut- 
ch ens, daughter of Col. Phineas and Margaret (Giberson) 
Hutchens, February 28, 1834, in Spafford, N. Y., he died in 
Skaneateles, X. Y. ; Laura, born in Spafford, married Amos 
Christler and died in Navarino, N. Y. ; George W., born m 
Spafford, married Martha Rathbone of Marietta, N. Y., he 
died in June, 1896, in Fairmount, N. Y. ; Sarah, died in 
Spafford, 1819, age 11 months; Sarah, 2d, born in Spafford, 
married Samuel H. Stanton, husband dead, and she now 
(1899) resides in Spafford. His second wife was buried 
by the side of her first husband, William Case.) 

(Borodino.) 

Sarah (Thompson) , wife of Calvin Patterson. Died May 
22, 185., age 61 years, 4 months, 22 days. 

(Borodino.) 



202 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

In memory of Sarah, daughter of Calvin and Sarah 
(Thompson) Patterson. Died June 14, 1819, age 11 
months, 7 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Chester Patterson, (son of Calvin and Sarah (Thompson) 
Patterson). Died July 20, 1887, age 77 years. 

(Chester Patterson, born at Burlington, N. Y., in 1810, . 
resided with or near his father on Ripley Hill, and also j 
north of Borodino. By his wife. Caroline Hutchens, he had ] 
the following children, born in this town : Margaret, bora j 
1834, died at 11 months; Margaret, 2d, born in 1836, died in j 
1874 in Skaneateles, married Sherman Brown, of Scott, 
N. Y., and was buried in Borodino Cemetery; Francis H., 
born May 3, 1841, married Mary E. Ambercrombie of Chit- j 
tenango, N. Y., member of Co. "D," 122d Regt., N. Y. Vols. 
War of 1861, served about three years, resides in Syracuse 
N. Y. (has two children: Alice M., married Emmett D. j 
Scribner, Syracuse, N. Y., and Roswell H., married Sarah I 
Johnson, resided in Cleveland. Ohio) ; Marcus, born April 7, 
1847 (twin), married (1) Attaresta Prindle, and (2) her J 
sister, Mary E. Prindle, daughters of Rensselaer and Char- 
lotte (Vincent) Prindle; and Martha, born April 7, 1847 
(twin), married Thomas Kelly, resides in Skaneateles, N. Y. 
(and has two childi-en: Maud and Mabel, aged (in 1S98) 
about 16 and 11 years respectively). 

(Borodino.) 

Caroline Hutchens, wife of Chester Patterson. Died 
December 6, 1890, age 78 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Attaresta Prindle, wife of Marcus Patterson. Died May 
18, 1874. age 26 years, 6 months. 

" How calm she sleeps in her lonely home 
Where the cares of life can never come." 
(Marcus Patterson, son of Chester and Caroline (Hut- 
chens) Patterson, by his first wife, Attaresta, had one child : 
Ellis C, and by his second wife, Mary E., has : Frank, born 
July 4, 1882 ; Grace, born March 22, 1884 ; and Blanche, born 
October 11, 1888 ; all residing with Mr. Patterson near Boro- 
lino, N. Y. Mr. Patterson has been Supervisor of the 
town.) 

(Borodino.) 



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PEASE. 

Horace Pease, farmer, born in Enfield, Conn., September 
14, 178-1, married Betsey Watts, October 27, 1805, first came 
to Manlius, N. Y., and from there to this town about 1810, 
where he settled on a farm on Lots 32 and 33, Tully, in Cold 
Brook. After many years he moved to Salem, Wisconsin, 
where he died April 12, 1863. By his wife, Betsey Watts, 
he had a large family, all, but one or two of the eldest, were 
born in this town, the others in Manlius. They were: 
Lucius, born 1807, died June 24, 1816; Aaron, born Febru- 
ary 25, 1811, married Julia Weatherby and resided in Iowa; 
Minerva E., born February 15, 1813, married (1) George 
Coddington, and (2) James Morwick, September, 1847, 
she resided first in Syracuse and later in Adrian, Mich.; 
Galusha J., born February 28, 1815, married and resided in 
Adrian, Mich. ; Spenecr A., born February 23, 1S17, mar- 
ried (1) Hannah Paddock in 1839, and (2) Julia A Olden 
in 1851, resided in Mantillo, Marietta County, Wisconsin. 
He was lawyer, doctor, printer, and Member of the Wis- 
consin Legisalture; Charlotte A., born March 30, 1819, 
married Edmund Whipple, resided in Iowa; Almira S., born 
April 29, 1821, married Henry Osborne, resided in Auburn, 
N. Y. ; Allen W., born August 19, 1823, married and resided 
in Salem Racine County, Wis.; and Mary A., born August 
2, 1825, married Samuel Whipple and resided in Indiana. 
Mr. Pease was of the seventh generation, in line of descent 
from Robert and Margaret Pease, who came to Boston, 
(then to Salem) , Mass., in 1634, in the ship Francis, from 
Ipswich, England, and prior from Great Braddon, County 
of Essex, England, as follows : Horace, Gideon, John, John, 
John, John, Robert. The family home of this branch of the 
Pease family was Enfield Conn., where it resided for six 
generations, including Horace, who was bom and passed his 
boyhood there. (See Pease Genealogy, by Austin F. Pease, 
1869.) 

PECK. 

Madison D| Peck, (son of Samuel Peck). Died January 
6, 1879, age 62 years, 4 months, 2 days. 

(Samuel Peck's wife, who was a Manley, also died in 
this town and was buried in this cemetery. Their son, 
Madison D., died unmarried.) 

(Borodino.) 



204 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSO«ATI«M 

Dolly Peck, 1S28-1893. 

Samuel Peck, J., (son of Samuel Peck.) Died February 
14, 1835, age 7 years, 11 months, 19 days. 

(Samuel Peck, the father, moved from town.) 

(Borodino.) 

PERKINS. 

Martha, wife of Albert Perkins. Died January 19, 
1848, age 33 years, 7 months. 

(Borodino.) 

Hopkins Perkins formerly resided in Cold Brook, in this ! 
town ; by his wife, Polly, he had several children : A 1 
daughter, married Alphronus Phillips, she died in Cold 
Brook, and her husband afterwards married Martha Jane I 
Taft, daughter of Bazaleel Taft, Phillips was a blacksmith; 
Nelson, married Susan Andrews, daughter of Rev. Benjamin j 
and Mary Andrews; Calista, married Dudley Andrews, son j 
of Rev. Benjamin and Mary Andrews; Anice, married j 
Nelson McDaniels, son of John and Polly (Hankins) i 
McDaniels, she died in Buffalo, N. Y. ; Delos, died unmar- 
ried; and Cornelia, residing (1898), in Buffalo, N. Y., 
unmarried.) 

PHELPS. 

Erastis, son of Daniel and Eliza Phelps. Died April 17, 
1827, age 1 year. 

(Mr. and Mrs. Phelps came to this town from Cambridge, 

Washington County, N. Y., about May, 1827, and settled on 

■ Lot 12, Sempronius. Mr. Phelps was probably a brother or 

the wife of Isaac Anthony. He moved from town about 

1830.) 

(Nunnerv.) 
PLUMMER. 

William Henry, son of Darius and Alzina (Hall) Plum- 
mer. Died February 15, 1845, age 1 year, 8 months, 18 
days. 

(Darius Plummer married Alzina Hall, daughter of 
Simeon and Hannah (Wilcox) Hall, and by her had several 
children ; he resided at one time in a house owned by Capt. 
Asahel Roundy, standing near his sawmill at the top of the 
Buck Tail Road, on Lot 22, Tully. (He moved out of town.) 

(Spafford.) 



PICKET. 

Philip Picket. Died January 13, 1852, age 78 years. 

(His wife, Hannah, died in 1S39, and after her decease 
he married Anice Churchill, daughter of Chauncey and Cath- 
erine (Merry) Churchill, and widow of Chester Sharp. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Hannah, wife of Philip Picket. Died February 18, 1839, 
age 69 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Diana Picket, daughter of Peter and Theda (Norton) 
Picket. Died September 9, 1827, age 2 years, 19 days. 

(Mrs. Picket was a daughter of Moses and Percy 
(Barber) Norton. Peter Picket built, about 1826, the Saw 
Mill (now known as Taft's Mill) , standing on Lot 44, Tully, 
in Cold Brook, just east of the M. E. Church and Cold Brook 
Cemetery) . 

(Cold Brook.) 

POLLOCK. 

Jacob Pollock. Private Company " I," 149th Regt., N. Y. 
Vols. Inft. Died October 9, 1886, age 70 years. 

(Jacob Pollock married (1) Bothwell, daughter of 

Major Henry Bothwell, of Spafford Hollow, and (2) Par- 
melia Babcock, daughter of John, Jr., and Ellis (Wallace) 
Babcock. After his decease his second wife married George 
W. Breed. Mr. Pollock had several children by his first 
wife.) 

(Borodino.) 



POTTER. 



Helen, daughter of Nelson and Almina Potter. Died 
June 3, 1847, age 8 years, 1 month, 16 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

A John Potter also resided in Spafford Hollow, who had 
four children: Rufus, John, Harry, and Susan. 

POWERS. 

Albert Powers, (son of Isaac and Chloe (Hall) Powers.) 
Born June 7, 1822, died November 7, 1890. 

(Isaac Powers came from Moravia, N. Y., to Thorn Hill ; 
his wife, Chloe Hall, gave birth to fifteen children, all 
dying in infancy except the following: Orpha, married 



206 ©NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Russel Manley and resided in Moravia, N. Y. ; Louisa, mar- 
ried Mr. Lucien D. Wait, jeweler, of Skaneateles, N. Y. ; 
Melvin, married Harriet Barnes, and moved to Michigan, 
where he married a second time (dead) ; Charles, moved I 
to Michigan, where he married twice, (dead) ; he had a son, i 
Charles, Jr., who resided in 1898 in Spafford, unmarried; 
Simeon, married and residing in Minnesota; Ira, married 
and resided in Moravia, N. Y., he has two sons, Dwight ana 
Charles, who reside at the latter place ; and Albert, married 

(1) Wait, and (2) Cynthia Ack-es, daughter of 

Joseph Ackles. 

Albert Powers, born at Moravia, N. Y., by his first wife, 
Wait, had two children, and by his second wife, Cynthia j 
Ackles, three, as follows: Annette, married William War- ] 
ner of Cold Brook; Henry, married Nancy Durr, he was ! 
killed in a railroad accident in Homer village, N. Y., buried j 
in this cemetery (no stone) ; Matilda, married Albin Fisher | 
of Spafford; John W., married (1) Nettie Warner, daughter j 
of Edward Warner, and (2) Carrie Hazzard, daughter of 
George Hazzard: and Hiram, who died unmarried.) 

(Spafford.) 
Cynthia Ackles, wife of Albert Powers. Born April 17, 
1825, died March 28, 1892. 

(Spafford.) 
Hiram Powers, (son of Albert and Cynthia (Ackles) 
Powers. Born October 10, 1866, died September 6, 1886. 

(Spafford.) 
Maud M. Powers, daughter of John W. and Clara (Haz- 
zard) Powers. Died July 7, 1893, age 9 months, 14 days. 
(Mrs. Powers is called by her husband Carrie Hazzard.) 

(Spafford.) 

PRESSEY. 

Rhoda, wife of Benjamin Pressey. Died December 24, 
1841, age 87 years, 3 months, 25 days. 

(Davis Yard.) 
Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin Pressey. Died September 
2, 1854, age 64 years, 4 months. 

(Davis Yard.) 

Among the children of Moses Pressey were: Emeline, 

married (1) David Cooper, and (2) Reuben Maxson; Mary, 

married (1) Col. Lewis C. Davis as his second wife, and (2) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 207 

Herman Barnes; Amanda; and LaFayette; the last two 
supposed to have been adopted. 

PRESTON. 

Jane (Mills) Preston, (wife of Robert Preston). Died 
October 29, 1866, age 38 years. 

(She was a daughter of Alexander Mills.) 

(Borodino.) 
Erastus, son of Alexander and Mary Preston. Died Nov- 
ember 2, 1881, age 1 year, 9 months, 10 days. 

(Borodino.) 

PRINDLE. 

Samuel Prindle, a soldier of the Revolution. Died Sep- 
tember 12, 1850, age 92 years. 

(Samuel Prindle, bora 1758, blacksmith by trade, was a 
soldier during the Revolution, in the Massachusetts Line 

(Continentals) , and served for a period of about three years 
and nine months, first in Capt. Williams' Company in Col. 
Patterson's regiment, for about nine months, and after- 
wards in Captains Stoddard and Hollister's companies of 
Col. Poor's regiment. After the revolution, according to 
family tradition, he first settled in Rutland, Vermont, and 
from there came to Rensselaer County, N. Y., where he lost 
his wife, whose name is not known. After the decease of 
his wife, which was before 1820, he came to this town, and 
resided with his daughter Rhoda and his son, Samuel, Jr., 
on the East Side Hill, until his decease. He was a pensioner 
of the United States during the major part of his residence 
in this town. His children were : Samuel, supposed to have 
died single; Rhoda, died single; Reuben, supposed to have 
died single in ^Pennsylvania ; Moses, bom June 21, 1789, 
married Purlina M. Patchen, after his decease his wife 
married (2) Dr. Reuben T. Breed, son of Allen and Lucy 

(Taylor) Breed; Betsey, married Mr. Potter; a daughter, 
married Conrad Kellyer; and Joseph, born February 26, 
1791, married Elizabeth Moon, daughter of Silas and Anna 
Moon.) 

(Spafford.) 
Moses Prindle, (son of Samuel Prindle). Died October 
21, 1835, age 46 years, 4 months. 



'JOS ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

" Here to the dreary grave confined, 
He sleeps in death's dark bloom, 
Until the eternal morning: wakes 
The slumber of the tomb." 

(Moses Prindle came to this town from Greenwick, Wash- 
ington County, N. Y., where he married his wife, Purlina | 
M. Patchen, and settled on Lot 32, Sempronius, in the Spring 
of 1818, and there remained until his decease. His children ] 
were: Clarinda, married William B. Thompson, son of i 
Reuben and Sally Thompson, moved to Jackson County, ] 
Michigan; Truman, moved West; Polaski, he was a physi- j 
cian and studied medicine with Dr. Isaac Morel], of Boi-o- j 
dino, N. Y., he died in Michigan; Oscar, bora September 13, 
1828, married Melinda Rich, only daughter of Dorr and 
Anna (Becker) Rich, (one child only, died young) ; and | 
Fernando C, married Mary Elizabeth Johnson, daughter of ; 
Jonathan and Esther (Woodworth) Johnson, resides in j 
Spafford, farmer, no issue.) 

(Spafford.) j 

Purlina M. (Patchen) , wife of Reuben T. Breed, formerly > 
wife of Moses Prindle. Died October 27, 1861, age 61 I 
years, 4 months, 10 days. 

(She was born June 17, 1800; by her second husband she 
had one child, Helen, who married Edwin Johnson, son of 
Jonathan and Esther (Woodworth) Johnson, both dead and 
buried in this cemetery.) 

(Spafford.) 

Hon. Joseph Prindle, (son of Samuel Prindle) . Died May 
17, 1859, age 68 years, 2 months, 22 days. 

(Mr. Prindle came to this town with his brother Moses, 
with whom he resided on Lot 32, Sempronius, until he pur- 
chased (in 1818) his home farai on Lot 41, Tully, where he I 
resided until his decease. He was prominent in town 
affairs, and amongst other offices at one time was a member j 
of the New York Legislature. His children bom in Spaf- j 
ford, by his wife Elizabeth_Moon, were: Samuel H, bom ! 
April 12, 1815, was killecTaccidentally, unmarried; Minerva, j 
married Col. William W. Legg, son of Capt. Otis and Polly j 
(Sabin) Legg, both dead, and buried in Borodino cemetery; ; 
Rensselaer, married Charlotte Vincent, daughter of Michael j 
Vincent, of Scott, N. Y., both dead, and buried in Borodino j 
cemetery; Joseph Addison, married Anna Manning, he was 



Sr AFFORD MORTUARY RHCORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 209 

a teacher and preacher, and resided in Oswego, N. Y.; and 
Horace, married Angeline Norton, daughter of Robert and 
Susan (Hill) Norton, he is dead, widow resides in Syracuse, 
N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

* Elizabeth (Moon), wife of Hon. Joseph Prindle. Died 
December 12, 1868, age 75 years, 3 months, 14 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Samuel H., son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Moon) Prindle. 
Died December 12, 1846, age 31 years, 8 months. 

(Spafford.) 

Oscar Prindle, (son of Moses and Purlina M. (Patchen) 
Prindle. Died November 10, 1883, age 55 years, 2 months, 
27 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Infant son and only child of Oscar and Malinda (Rich) 
Prindle. Died April 29, 1870. 

" Gone but not forgotten." 

(Spafford.) 

Rensselaer Prindle (son of Hon. Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Moon) Prindle). Bom in Spafford, Onondaga County, 
N. Y., June 15, 1822. Died April 15, 1899, age 76 years, 
10 months. 

(Mr. Prindle, by his wife, Charlotte Vincent, had the fol- 
lowing children, all born in Spafford on Lot 41, Tully: 
Mary E., married Marcus Patterson, son of Chester and 
Caroline (Hutchens) Patterson, as his second wife, resides 
near Borodino, N. Y. ; Attaresta, married Marcus Patter- 
son as his first wife, dead, buried in this cemetery; Jay 
Lester, married Sarah E. Cotteral, daughter of John and 
Sarah Mary (Barker) Cotteral, resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; 
and Edgar, married Helen Lyon, daughter of Spencer K. and 
(Baxter) Lyon. Mr. Prindle was born and always resided 
on part of the homestead farm, on Lot 41, Tully.) 

(Borodino.) 

Charlotte E. Vincent, wife of Rensselaer Prindle. Bora 
in Saratoga County, N. Y., October 7, 1826. Died January 
27, 1886, age 59 years, 4 months. 

(Borodino.) 



I 

210 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

PULLMAN. 

Shadrack Pullman, son of John and Mabel (Pettis) Pull- 
man. Died June 12, 1832, age 4 years, 10 months, 3 days. 

(John Pullman, son of Psalter and Elizabeth Pullman, 
married Mabel Pettis, daughter of Joseph Pettis, who for- 
merly resided on Randall's Point, Lot 41. Tully, on the east 
side of Skaneateles Lake. (The Pettises came from St. Law- 
rence County, N. Y.) Psalter Pullman (perhaps from 
Rhode Island), came to this town about 1815, and settled 
on what was subsequently known as the Rathbone Barber, 
Jr., farm, Lot 32. Sempronius, where he remained, clearing 
the land, until about 1830, when he and all his family, 
except John and one daughter, went West. His children, 
born in Spafford, were: Joseph M., born October 16, 1815, 
married March 17, 1840, Susanna Needham, settled in Niles, 
Michigan; Lewis married and settled in Grand Rapids, 
Michigan; among his children were: George M. Pullman, 
the Palace Car magnate; John, married Mabel Pettis, 
daughter of Joseph Pettis, he at an early date resided on the 
Skaneateles and Homer road, on Lot 31, Tully, where he kept 
the tavern, called the " Nimble Sixpence," he moved to Wis- 
consin, where he died; Nathaniel, married Nancy , 

he was a preacher and went West; Moses, moved West; 
Esther and Abigail, one of the latter married Harmon Nor- 
ton, son of Moses and Percy (Barber) Norton. 

John Pullman (son of Psalter and Elizabeth Pullman), 
by his wife, Mabel Pettis, had the following children, in 
addition to those named in this record as buried in this 
cemetery: Jessie, married Christina Havens, daughter of 
Clark and Roby (Barber) Havens, resided in 1898 in Niles, 
Cayuga County. N. Y.; Charles, went West; and Fred, 
resided in Skaneeateles, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

Polly E., daughter of John and Mabel (Pettis) Pullman. 
Died October 20, 1838, age 16 years, 3 months, 20 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Thankful M., daughter of John and Mabel (Pettis) Pull- 
man. Died October 26, 1838, age 14 years, 6 months, 4 
days. (Spafford.) 

Emily, daughter of John and Mabel (Pettis) Pullman. 
Died January 8, 1839, age 7 months. * . ; 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 211 

PURDY. 

Elizabeth Purdy. Died February 14, 1872, age 71 years, 
7 days. 

(She was the mother of Hiram Purdy.) 



(Borodino.) 



QUICK. 



William Quick. Died January 31, 1890, age 68 years. 
" We miss thee." 

(Mr. Quick was a tailor by occupation; he was born in 
London, England, and from there came first to Canada, 
where he lost his first wife, whose name is unknown. He 
came from Canada to Spafford Comers about 1850, and 
there married Jane French, adopted daughter of Samuel 
and Rachel French, as his second wife. After residing at 
the latter place several years, he moved to the village of 
Borodino, where he remained until about 1885. He then 
moved to Auburn, N. Y., the place of his decease. By his 
first wife he had : Henry, died unmarried ; William, mar- 
ried Adelia Cornell, daughter of John and Miranda Cornell, 
resides at Navarino, N. Y. ; and Charles B., married Eliza 
J. Hayford, daughter of Benjamin and Eliza (French) 
Hayford, he is dead ; and by his second wife, William 
Quick had : George B., married and resides at Weedsport, 
N. Y. ; James M., married (1) Sarah Jane Grinnell, daughter 
of Ansel Grinnell, and (2) Martha Grinnell, daughter of 
Evelyn P. Grinnell. resides in Auburn, N. Y. ; and Frank, 
married Mary Howe, daughter of Henry Howe, resides in 
Homer, N. Y. Mr. Quick's widow now resides in Auburn, 
N.Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

Henry Quick, (son of William Quick). Died April 29, 
1862, age 22 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Sarah Jane (Grinnell), wife of James Quick. Died June 
24, 1885, age 30 years, 10 months, 26 days. 

(Borodino.) 
RANDALL. 

Silas Randall, (son of Silas and Hannah (Fish) Ran- 
dall; . Died February 26, 1877, age 85 years, 8 months, 27 
days. 



212 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

(Silas Randall, Sr., was a son of Capt. John Randall of 
Foster, R. I., and came to this town prior to 1814 and settled j 
on Lot 31, Tully; after remaining here for a short time, he 
sold out his interest in the lands in question to his son, 
Silas, Jr., and according to family tradition went West, 
perhaps to Ohio. His son, Silas, Jr., after remaining here ! 
five or six years with his father, who then lived in a log j 
house, situate about 40 or 50 rods west of the present Ran- 1 
dall residence, on the homestead farm on Lot 31, Tully, 
went back to Foster, R. I., and there married Mercy Har- j 
rington, sister of John Harrington, formerly of this town, 1 
residing on Lot 41, Tully, and brought her here where she 
remianed until her decease; he then married Anna Alvord, j 
widow of Alva Wadsworth, for a second wife. Silas Ran- j 
dall, Sr., had another son, Henry Randall, who came with 
him to this town, and resided with his wife, Anna, after 
1814 on survey fifty acres in the northeast comer of Lot 41, 
Tully; he was drowned in Skaneateles Lake, while boating 
a load of wheat to the village of Skaneateles. Silas Randall, 
Jr., by his wife, Mercy Harrington, had the following chil- 
dren, all bom in this town : Robert, married Mary Ann Fay, 
daughter of John and Isabel Fay, they are dead, (their chil- 
dren were: Mary Jane, married Abraham Craig; Sarah, 
married Lehi Wood; William, bachelor; Henry, married 
Tirzah Knight, daughter of John Knight; Emily, married 
Perry Randall, son of Hosea and Charlotte (Clark) Ran- 
dall, as his second wife; and Elizabeth, married Albert 
Barber, all were living in 1898. Josephine, bom about 1863, 
living at or near Glen Haven, N. Y. There were two more 
who died young. ) Ezra, married Mary Ann Alvord, after the 
decease of Ezra, his widow married Samuel L. Churchill. 
Ezra and his wife are now both deceased and buried in this 
cemetery. (Their children were: Almy, married Riley 
Webster (both dead) ; Elnora, resided in Marcellus, N. Y. ; 
and Harriet, married Newcomb Wright, resides in Otisco, 
N. Y.) ; Massena, married (1) Sylvanus Knight, and (2) 
Nathan Bond, resides in Spafford, no issue ; Betsey, married 
Charles Barber, son of Rathbone and Robe (Wilcox) Barber 
(one child: Mercy Ann, married Vinal Giffdrd, resides in 
Spafford). Mr. and Mrs. Barber are both dead; Mary, 
died in 1840, age 25 years, unmarried; Nathan, married 
Mary Ann Wadsworth, daughter of Alva and Anna 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 213 

(Alvord) Wadsworth, (she was daughter of Silas Randall's 
second wife, Anna Alvord), (their children were: George 
Henry, married Harriet Knight, daughter of John Knight, 
the children of George Herny are: James, married Emeline 
Briggs; Alvin, married Alice Briggs; Nancy, married 
George Hill; Silvia, died single; Susan, married John New- 
man ; and Alta, unmarried ;) John, the second son of Nathan, 
died young; Benjamin, married Sarah Wright (one child, 
Mary) ; William C., married Alice Worden, daughter of 
Walter and Margaret (Wood) Worden, one son, Albert, 
married Bell Powers, daughter of John W. and Nettie 
(Warner) Powers; Frank, married Fannie Worden. sister 
of William C. Randall's wife; and Adelle, married Alvin 
Worden, son of Walter and Margaret (Wood) Worden) ; 
Nathan and his wife still reside at Spafford Corners; 
George, died unmarried; Martin, died unmarried; and Silas, 
died unmarried; Silas Randall, by his second wife, Anna 
Alvord, had one daughter, Amy, who married Wesley Craig, 
she is now deceased (three children). Mr. Randall was a 
soldier of the war of 1812, and a man generally respected.) 

(Spafford.) 

Mercy (Harrington), wife of Silas Randall. Died Sep- 
tember 10, 1843, age 50 years. 

(Spafford.) 

Anna (Alvord) (Wadsworth), wife of Silas Randall. 
Died November 15, 1878, age 72 years. 

(Spafford.) 

George Randall, (son of Silas and Mercy (Harrington) 
Died July 6, 1865, age 44 years. 

(Spafford.) 

Ezra Randall, (son of Silas and Silas and Mercy (Har- 
rington) Randall). Died September 28, 1857, age 31 years. 

(Spafford.) 

Alexander, son of Ezra and Mary Ann (Alvord) Ran- 
dall. Died December 31, 1849, age 1 year, 7 months. 

(Spafford.) 

Mary, daughter of Silas and Mercy (Harrington) Ran- 
dall. Died September 15, 1840, age 25 years. 

(Spafford.) 

Silas, son of Silas and Mercy (Harrington) Randall. 
Died October 19, 1845, age 26 years. 

(Spafford.) 



214 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Martin Randall, (son of Silas and Mercy (Harrington) 
Randall. Died December 28, 1886, age 53 years. 

(Spafford.) 

John, son of Nathan and Mary Ann (Wadsworth) Ran- 
dall. Died November 21, 1849, age 2 years, 4 months, 6 
days. 

(Spafford.) 

Cornelia V. H., daughter of Henry and Margaret Ran- 
dall. Died December 5, 1842, age 21 years, 15 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Sarah (Havens), wife of Stephen Randall, Jr. Died 
August 24, 1858, age 32 years. 

(Stephen Randall, Sr., is supposed to have been a first 
cousin to Silas Randall, Jr., who married Mercy Harring- 
ton for his first wife; he had three wives: (1) Ruth, (sur- 
name not known). (2) Lucinda Palmer, and for a third 
wife, Patty Olmstead, he is supposed to have come origin- 
ally from Foster, R. I. His children were : Hosea, married 
Charlotte Clark, he is dead and buried at Scott, N. Y. ; 
his widow is now (1899) residing at Glen Haven, N. Y. 
Stephen, Jr., married (1) Sarah Havens, daughter of Clark 
and Roby (Barber) Havens, and (2) Diantha Oland, widow 
of Hezekiah Havens; he was drowned in Skaneateles Lake; 
Amy, married (1) Dwight Reynolds, and (2) Dwight 
Smith; she died in Sempronius; Mary, married Stephen De 
Barre, husband died on Ten Mile Point, she died at Man- 
dana, N. Y. ; Betsey, married Charles Lewis, residing in 
1898 in New Hope, N. Y.; Deborah, married Josiah Scott, 
she died in New Hope, N. Y. ; Polina, married Charles Odell, 
living in 1898 in Niles, Cayuga County, N. Y.; Joel, married 
in Oswego County, N. Y, and in 1898 was residing in Iowa; 
Harvey, went away; Lucinda, died at Glen Haven, unmar- 
ried, buried in Scott, N. Y.; and Nathan, married, and in 
1898 resided in Iowa. 

Hosea Randall, (son of Stephen Randall), by his wife, 
Charlotte Clark, had the following children: Hosea, Jr., 
married Catherine Cummings, resides near Glen Haven, and 
has several children, some of whom are married; John, 
married Alice Barber, daughter of Rathbone and Julania, 
(Harris) Barber, resides near Glen Haven, N. Yf, and has 
one son, Earl; Perry, married (1) Philinda Daniels? and 
(2) Emily Randall, daughter of Robert and Mary Ann 



SP AFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 215 

(Fay) Randall, he died in 1898, widow resides near Glen 
Haven, several children; and William, married Abigail 
Morris, daughter of Samuel Morris, and widow of a Mr. 
Smith, resides at Glen Haven, N. Y. Stephen Randall, Sr., 
died in the town of Onondaga, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 
Minerva D., daughter of Stephen, Jr., and Sarah 
(Havens) Randall. Died December 31, 1857, age 8 years 
and 11 months. 

(Borodino.) 

RANDELL. 

Rhoda, relict of Caleb Randell, died February 22, 1844, 
age 65 years, 7 months, 3 days. 

(Borodino.) 

Caleb Randell. Died February 3, 1857, age 84 years, 10 
months, 17 days. 

RATHBONE. 

Valentine Rathbone and his son, James Rathbone, came to 
this town from Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., in the 
Fall of 1801, and settled on fifty acres in the southwest 
corner of Lot 69, Marcellus, of which the former had a deed. 
In March of the next year Valentine Rathbone conveyed, 
without wife, these lands to James Rathbone, and the latter, 
from time to time thereafter, added to this purchase other 
lands on this and adjoining lots, until he owned at one time 
a very large farm of 336 acres, on lots 68, 69, and 74, Mar- 
cellus. James Rathbone married Margaret Ashley, and by 
her had the following children : James Harvey, married 
Clorinda Pardee, he died in SpafFord and was buried in 
Borodino Cemetery, no stone; Niles, married and died in 
Illinois; Charlotte, married Conrad Hillebert, brother of 
John C. Hillebert, of this town ; Clorinda, married Edmund 
C. Weston, both -dead, and buried in Borodino Cemetery; 
Sophia, married Peleg Gifford, died near Utica, N. Y. ; 
Fanny, married William Patten, dead, and buried in Boro- 
dino Cemetery; Harriet, married Zara Berry, died in 1828, 
and buried at Thorn Hill; Jane A., married Leonard Har- 
vey, son of Medad and Anar (Buell) Harvey; Mary, mar- 
ried Benjamin Folsom, (said to be an uncle in some degree 
of Mrs. Grover Cleveland), resided in Los Angeles, Cali- 



216 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

fornia; Benjamin Frank, married and died in Michigan, 
and William, died in Spafford, unmarried. Valentine Rath- 
bone and his son, James Rathbone, were clothiers by trade, 
the former having built the first clothing mill in Pittsfield 
about 1768, and the latter built a similar mill in Factory 
Gulf, on Lot 74, Marcellus, soon after he came here. Val- 
entine Rathbone was a prominent man in Pittsfield, and 
there organized a Baptist Church about 1772, and minis- 
tered over it as Elder until about the time he came here. At 
one time he was converted to the doctrine of the Shakers, 
but afterwards abandoned that sect and worked against 
that faith. He was also prominent at Pittsfield in political 
affairs, especially in Revolutionary times. After the sale 
of his possessions on lot 69, Marcellus, to his son James in 
1802, he purchased 300 acres on lot 54, Marcellus, and 
settled on the highway now known as the Skaneateles and 
Hamilton Turnpike, about one mile north of the village of 
Marietta, where he remained until the period of his death, 
which occurred in February 1814, at the advanced age of 
90 years. According to family tradition, Valentine Rath- 
bone was born in Stonington, Conn., December 23, 1724, 
and probably was descended from John Rathbone, one of 
the first settlers and sixteen proprietors of Block Island 
(New Shoreham, R. I.) In his will, dated November 17, 
1808, probated February 17, 1814, he mentions his wife, 
Tabitha Rathbone, and his children: Saxon, (executor;, 
Joshua (then dead), Daniel (then dead), James, Benjamin, 
Valentine, Jr., daughters Niles (then dead), Susanna, 
Eunice, Cynthia, and his son Reuben (then dead). 

Among the list of soldiers of the American Revolution 
mentioned in the history of Pittsfield, Mass., as serving 
from that town, are the following: Daniel, James, Reuben. 
Valentine, Jacob, Sylvester and Charles T. Rathbone; the 
last three possibly may have been grandchildren of Valen- 
tine, the others were his sons. 



RAYMOND. 

Hannah, daughter of Nathan and Mariah (Williamson) 
Raymond. Died October 17, 1831, age 1 year, 4 months, 
6 days. 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 2lf 

" Fond desires are often crossed 
And parents hopes in death are lost." 
(Nathan Raymond married Mariah Williamson, daughter 
of Cornelius and Eliza (Ostrander) Williamson.) 

(Spafford.) 



REED. 

Jonathan Reed. Died October 16, 1828, age 54 years, 9 
months, 9 days. 

(He married Rhoda Bowen, and by her had: Augustus, 
married (1) a Piatt, and (2) a woman in Onondaga Valley, 
N. Y.; Hiram, married Miss Bishop, daughter of Col. 
Bishop; Mary, married Samuel Harvey, son of Medad and 
Anar (Buell) Harvey; Theda, married John Harvey, son of 
Medad and Anar (Buell) Harvey; Elpha, married (1) Mr. 
Walter Bradley, and (2) Edmund Akin; Sarah, married 
Mr. Lincoln (or Lime) Chapman ; and Minerva, married 
John F. Clark of Onondaga Valley, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Rhoda (Bowen), wife of Jonathan Reed. Died August 
17, 1859, age 75 years, 2 months, 27 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



RICE. 

Mary, wife of Christian Rice. Died February 14, 1831, 
age 56 years, 4 months, 2 days. 

(Christian Rice settled on Lot 71, Marcellus, west of 
Otisco Lake, prior to 1815.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Laura, daughter ofChristian and Mary Rice. Died March 
9, 1830, age 15 years, 5 months, 6 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Samuel Rice, (son of Christian and Mary Rice). Died 
October 17, 1839, age 37 years. 

(After his decease his wife, Elizabeth Davis, daughter of 
Farrand and Esther Davis, married William Patten, as his 
second wife.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 



218 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Mary, wife of Luther Rice. Died August 5, 1857, age 3T 
years, 8 months, 15 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Marquess D. Rice. Died February 14, 1864, age 22 
years, 9 months, 10 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Lucretia (Norton), wife of Stephen Rice. Died Decem- 
ber 12, 1865, age 28 years, 1 month, 17 days. 

(Stephen Rice, son of Levi Rice, married Lucretia Nor- 
ton, daughter of Seymour and Sally (Lyman) Norton. 
Near Lucretia's grave are two unmarked graves, of infant 
children of Stephen and Lucretia (Norton) Rice.) 

(Spafford.) 

Mary A. (Norton), wife of Orrin Rice. Died July 27, 
1862, age 19 years, 6 months. 

(Orrin Rice, son of Levi Rice, married Maiy A. Norton, ] 
daughter of Seymour and Sally (Lyman) Norton.) 

(Spafford.) 

RICH. 

Dorr Rich. Born July 11, 1798, died. July 30, 1867. 

(He married Anna Becker, sister of Peter Becker, and had 
the following children: Chrales M., married Justina ! 
Woodworth, daughter of Joel C. and Sarah (Eadie) Wood- j 
worth; Charlotte M., married George W. Briggs; Melinda, 
married Oscar M. Prindle, son of Moses and Purlina M. j 
(Patchen) Prindle; and a daughter, married Richard M. j 
Eddy.) 

(Borodino.) 

Anna Becker, wife of Dorr Rich. Born March 18, 1796, 
died May 29, 1884. 

(Borodino.) 

RICHARDSON. 

Stephen R. Richardson. Died February 13, 1857, age 
31 years, 1 month. 

" He sleeps in Jesus." 
" Go home, dear wife, dry up your tears 
And be prepared when Christ appears." 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 219 

RIGGALL. 

Miles Riggall. Died November 17, 1861, age 62 years, 
2 months, 26 days. 

(He married Maria Lieber; after his decease his widow 
married Albin Coon, of Thom Hill, for her second husband.) 

(Spafford.) 

RIPLEY. 

Jonathan Ripley, (son of David and Precilla (Dunbar) 
Ripley.) Died April 15, 1849, age 78 years, 6 months, 21 
years. 

" Receive Earth ! his faded form, 
In thy cold bosom let it lie, 
Safe let it rest from ev'ry storm, 
Soon may it rise no more to die." 

(David Ripley was the son of John and Meribah Ripley, 
who first resided in Coventry, and afterwards in West 
Greenwich, R. I. ; their children were : Sarah, born in Cov- 
entry, January 11, 1740; Mary, born in Coventry, April 15, 
1742, married in West Greenwich, Benjamin Adam Gallup, 
February 14, 1762; David, born in West Greenwich, July 
30, 1744, married Precilla Dunbar, born March 12, 1745, 
supposed to have resided in Warren County, N. Y., and 
afterwards perhaps Hoosick, Rensselaer County, N. Y. ; 
Meribah, born in West Greenwich, R. I., August 6, 1746; 
Jane, bom in West Greenwich, R. I., January 27, 1850-1; 
Preserved, born November 13, 1752, (as well as the three 
following) in West Greenwich, R. I. : Joshua, born Decem- 
ber 16, 1754; John, born March 21, 1757; and Asa, born 
May 23, 1760. 

The children of David and Precilla (Dunbar) Ripley are 
not given, except Jonathan, born September 25, 1770, died 
April 13, 1S48, at Spafford, N. Y., married at Hoosick, 
N. Y., December 14, 1791. Ruth Corey, bora February 9, 
1776, died in Spafford, N. Y., February 25, 1862. 

Jonathan Ripley, by his wife Ruth Corey, had the follow- 
ing children : the first three in Warren County, N. Y., the 
next six in Hoosick, Rensselaer County, and the last in Spaf- 
ford, N. Y.: Joshua, born October 5. 1793, died May, 1859, 
married Mary Ayers at Virgil, Cortland County, January, 
1821; Rebecca, born October 7, 1795, married Ripha Worden 



220 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL A9S98JATI0N 

December 25, 1816. at Brutus, Cayuga County, N. Y.; James, 
born October 14, 1797, died September 18, 1859, in Illinois, 
married Mahala Randall at Spafford, October, 1820; John 
L., bom May 26, 1799, married Clarissa E. Loss, April 6, 
18213, at Spafford, N. Y., daughter of Moses and Susanna 
(Ells) Loss; Whitman, bom March 14, 1801, married 
Thankful Barber, March 1822, at Spafford; Meribah, 
bom February 6, 1803, married Randall Palmer, at 
Spafford, January 6, 1825; David, born September 16, ISO I, 
died February 8, 1865, in Spafford, married Sarah Jane 
Eliot, daughter of Elias and Charity (Warner) Eliot, at 
Geddes, N. Y., his wife, after his decease, married Willard 
Doty for her second husband ; Elsie, bom February 9, 1S07. 
died January 7, 1843, at Truxton, buried in Spafford Ceme- 
tery, married Stephen Norton, January 24, 1828, at Spaf- 
ford, N. Y. ; Maria, bom March 13, 1811, married Lysander 
Denny May, 1841, at Joliet. Illinois;' and Silas C, bom April 
22, 1813, married Rosina Burgess, June 16, 1837, at Auburn, 
N. Y. Mr. Ripley came to this town from Hoosick, N. Y., 
about 1812, and settled upon Ripley Hill, on Lot 32, Tully, 
■where he remained until his decease.) 

(Spafford.) 

David Ripley, (son of Jonathan and Ruth (Corey) Ripley. 
Died February 8, 1865, age 61 years. 

(Mr. Ripley, like his father, was a fanner, came to this 
town with his father, and after marriage settled on a farm 
adjoining his father, on the south, on Ripley Hill, where he 
resided until his decease. By his wife, Sarah Jane Eliot, 
he had the following children, all born in this town : Sarah 
A., married LaFayette Foster, son of Albert and Clarissa 
(Maxson) Foster; Frances, married James S. Foster, son 
of Albert and Clarissa (Maxson) Foster; Helen, married 
Dudley B. Andrews, son of John P. and Harriet Andrews; 
Charles, married Sophia Andrews, daughter of John P. and 
Harriet Andrews, (they have had three children: Thomas. 
Charles, and a daughter who died in infancy), they reside 
West; George, married Mary Carr, daughter of Almond 
Carr, (one child died in infancy), resides in Wisconsin; 
Lucy, married Fred C. Hills,; and James, deceased.) 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 221 

Nellie Verne, daughter of George and Mary (Carr) 
Ripley. Died February 3, 1873, age G months. 
" Our Baby." 

(Spafford.) 

John L. Ripley, son of Jonathan and Ruth (Corey) 
Ripley. Born May 26, 1799, died September 27, 1887. (No 
stone) . 

(He came to this town with his father, and resided on 
Ripley Hill until the decease of his father, -when he moved 
to a farm on Lot 32, Sempronius, where he died ; he mar- 
ried Clarissa E. Loss, April 6, 1825, and by her had the 
following children, all born in this town : Candace S., born 
February 20, 1826, married Windsor Holmes, son of John 
and Lydia (Barnes) Holmes, March 28, 1871, resided in 
Spafford; David L., bom January 16, 1829, married Mary 
E. Richardson, June 25, 1862, in Sempronius, N. Y., wife 
dead and he resides in Spafford; Moses D., born May 7, 
1830, resides in Charles City Iowa, unmarried; Valencia, 
born July 9, 1832 ; Am on J., born November 13, 1834, mar- 
ried Harriet Carr, daughter of Thurston and Lorane 
(Green) Carr, (one daughter, Flora, married Edwin Morris, 
son of Uriah and Frances (Worden) Morris, resides in 
Spafford) : Amon J., resides in Glen Haven, N. Y. ; Jonathan 
D., born February 7, 1837, married (1) Elizabeth Hall, 
daughter of Asa and Laura Ann (Babcock) Hall, and (2) 
Nellie Hough of Skaneateles, N. Y.. resides in Spafford, 
N. Y.; James W., born February 25, 1839, died May 14, 
1843, in Spafford; Calista L., born April 27, 1841, died in 
Quincy, Michigan, April 13, 1866, married Calvin Hayes, 
July 4, 1860 ; George V., born September 5, 1843, married 
Helen Newland December 31, 1865; Clarissa A., bom Jan- 
uary 5, 1846, married Arthur Hall, son of Asa and Laura 
Ann (Babcock) Hall, October 6, 1869, resides in Spafford, 
N. Y. ; and Daniel W., bom January 4, 1849, married 
Lovica Phelps, June 16, 1870.) 

(Spafford.) 

Clarissa Eells Loss, wife of John L. Ripley. Bom Decem- 
ber 5, 1807, died November 29, 1891. (No stone.) 

(She was a daughter of Moses and Susanna (Eells) Loss, 
and born in Skaneateles, N. Y. On her mother's side she 
was descended from John Eells, who came from Barnstable, 
England, in 1635, and settled in Dorchest'.r, Mass., as 



222 •NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

follows: Clarissa, Susanna, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Samuel, 
Samuel, John.) 

(Spafford.) 

Nancy Elizabeth (Hall), wife of Jonathan D. Ripley. 
Died November 13, 1866, age 28 years, 5 months, 19 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Nellie I., died Janaury 17, 1877, age 4 months, 15 days. 

Charles P. Died June 11, 1878, age 5 years. 

Children of Jonathan D. and Nellie I. (Hough) Ripley. 

(Spafford.) 

Mary E. (Richardson), wife of David L. Ripley. Died 
October 4, 1870, age 35 years, 10 months, 14 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Joshua Ripley, the eldest son of Jonathan and Ruth 
(Corey) Ripley, came to this town with his father, and the 
members of his family were in early years well known to 
the people of this town, but we have no record of any dead 
of his descendants in any of our cemeteries. By his wife, 
Mary Ayers, he is known to have had the following children : 
Washington, killed by a ^ailing tree, unmarried; Clorinda, 
went West with her brother, David Miner; David Miner, 
married West; William, died unmarried; and John, married 
Sarah Peek of Truxton, N. Y., he was a soldier in the War 
of 1861, first resided in Truxton, and then in Homer, N. Y., 
where he died and was buried, he claimed to have second 
sight. 

John Ripley, (son of Joshua and Mary Ayers Ripley), by 
his wife Sarah Peck, who was living in Homer, N. Y., in 
1898, had the following: Candace Theodosia, married 
Charles Gillett of Cold Brook, N. Y.; Nelson, bachelor, resid- 
ing in 1898 in Geddes, N. Y. ; Anna, married Henry Fuller, 
resides with her mother in Homer, N. Y. ; George, resides in 
Homer, N. Y., unmarried; and Jacob, who also resides in 
Homer, N. Y., unmarried. 

ROBERTSON. 

James Robertson. Died February 25, 1859, age 78 years, 
7 months, 11 days. 

(He came from Jackson, Washington County, N. Y., about 
1840, and settled on the county line road, on lot 41, Tully, 
where he remained until his decease; his wife, Isabel Eadie, 
was a sister of Peter Becker's wife, by her he had : Christia 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 223 

Ann, married (1) Richard C. Goodrich, and (2) Daniel 
Lyon, she died in Otisco N. Y. ; Elizabeth, married Abiathar 
Melvin, son of Jabez and Rebecca Melvin, as his second 
wife, husband dead, and in 1S98 she was residing in 
Nebraska: John, died, (drowned), unmarried; Peter, mar- 
ried Jane Jacobson, resided in Troy, N. Y. ; Jane, married 
Alexander Churchell, son of James and Hannah (Dobbs) 
Churchell, as his second wife, dead; Agnes, 189S, residing 
unmarried in Otisco, N. Y. ; and Mary, died unmarried.) 

(Spafford.) 
Isabel (Eadie), wife of James Robertson. Died May 27, 
1870, age 85 yars, 8 months, 6 days. 
" Our Mother." 



(Spafford.) 



ROBINSON. 



Amy, wife of Archibald Robinson. Born March 28, 1787, 
died January 14, 1852. 

(Archibald Robinson at one time resided on a farm on 
Lots 10, 11, and 21, Sempronius, in the Nunnery neighbor- 
hood.) 

(Borodino.) 
Mariah, daughter of Richard and Mary Robinson. Died 
February 26, 1825, age 13 years, 13 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

ROBISON. 

Abram Robison. Died July 4, 1878, age 25 years, 11 
months, 4 days. 

" Gone to rest." 
(He was drowned in Skaneateles Lake, near Ten Mile 
Point, died unmarried.) 

(Borodino.) 

ROGERS. 
Nettie Eadie, wife of Charles Rogers. Died June 8, 1876, 
age 19 years, 1 month, 3 days. 

" Remember you still." 
(She was a daughter of John \V. and Abigail (Doty) 
Eadie). 

(Spafford.) 



224 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

ROOT. 
Norman Root. Born October 25, 17S9. Died May 10, 
1853. 

(By his wife Anna he had: Artemus; Hezekiah, married 
Diana Scrivnes ; Dana ; Mary Ann, married Henry Tucker ; 
Jenette, died as a young: lady; and Esther, married George 
H. Anthony. In 1838 he resided on the Williamson Farm, 
west side of Spafford Hollow, about one mile south of 
Otisco Lake.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Anna, wife of Norman Root. Born March 25, 1794, died 
January 6, 1856. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

ROSMAN. 

Urania Rosman. Died July 16, 1869, age 69 years. 
(She came from Auburn, N. Y., and died at the house of 
Joel C. Woodwoi-th, unmarried.) 

(Spafford.) 

ROUNDS. 

Russel Rounds. Died April 11, 1856, age 38 years, 14 
days. 

(He married Lydia Harrington, daughter of John and 
Catherine Harrington, and by her had the following chil- 
dren: Matilda, married Alexander Green, blacksmith, at 
Spafford Corners, he died 1899 and she now resides in 
Spafford; Minerva, married Allen Breed, son of Rufus and 
Mehitable Breed, he is dead and she resides in Spafford; 
Lucy, married Henry B. Knapp, son of Augustus Knapp, 
and (2) Joseph Leffingwell, resides in Spafford; and Anna, 
married John Odell, resides in Spafford. Mr. Rounds was 
drowned at New Hope, N. Y., and his widow in 189S resided 
with her daughter, Mrs. Odell, in Spafford.) 

(Spafford.) 

ROUNDY. 

Asahel Roundy, (son of Uriah and Lucretia Needham). 
Died February 1, 1857, age 72 years, 6 months. 

(He came to this town about 1807 from Rockingham, Vt, 
where he was born, and remained here until his death, first 
residing on Lot 22, Tully, where part of his children were 
born, and afterwards on the State's Hundred Acres on Lot 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 22-j 

21, Tully. He was of the seventh generation, in line of 
descent from Philip Roundy, who died in Salem, Mass., in 
1678. The first wife of Philip Roundy is not known, but 
in November, 1671, he married Anna Bush at Salem for a 
second wife; he had by his first wife: Robert, died at 
Beverly, Mass., November 16, 1715, married Deborah Plumb, 
July 13, 1678; Mark, he was a soldier in King Philip's War, 
and was wounded in the Narragansett Battle in December 
1675; and by his second wife he had Mary, married Thomas 
Walter, April 19, 1695. 

Robert Roundy (son of Philip) was a Coaster, and was 
sometimes called Doctor, he had a warehouse in Beverly. 
By his wife, Deborah Plumb, he had: Elizabeth, John, 
Mary, Deborah, Esther and Benjamin. 

John Roundy (son of Robert), resided first in Beverly, 
and second in Marblehead. Mass.; he married (1) December 
2, 1703, in Beverly, Mary Daland, (and by her had: Robert 
and Lydia), and (2) Elizabeth Savery at Marblehead, and 
by her had : John, Elizabeth, Martha, Sarah, Joseph, Abra- 
ham and Thomas. 

Robert Roundy, (son of John and Mary (Daland) 
Roundy), was bora January 7, 1704, in Beverly, and died 
in Lempster, N. H., June 17, 17S7 ; he was a weaver by trade 
and settled in Windham, Conn., where he remained, during 
the birth of his children, and until the decease of his wife, 
April 3, 1781, and then went to Lempster to reside with his 
son, Samuel, where he died and was buried. By his wife, 
Elizabeth Green, he had: John, Samuel, Robert, Elizabeth, 
and Mary. 

John Roundy, (son of Robert and Elizabeth (Green) 
Roundy), bom August 23, 1726, in Windham, died in Rock- 
ingham, Vt., married Mary Bass, born in Windham, Conn., 
June 20, 1729, daughter of Thomas and Dorothy (Parish) 
Bass, and by her had: John, Almond, Elmariah and Uriah. 
Mr. Roundy was elected at the organization of the town of 
Rockingham, as its first Representative. He was commonly 
called Captain in the public records, and all his sons served 
as soldiers in the War of the Revolution. 

Uriah Roundy, (son of John and Mary (Bass) Roundy), 
bom October 27, 1756, died May 1, 1813, in Rockingham, 
Vt., married Lucretia Needham, daughter of Daniel and 
Hannah (Allen) Needham, born in Norwich, Conn., Sep- 



226 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

tember 9, 1760, died in Michigan, December 5 1848, she at 
one time resided with her son, Asahel Roundy, in Spafford, 
N. Y. Mr. Roundy, by his wife, Lucretia, had the following 
children, all bom in Rockingham, Vermont: Daniel, born 
Deecmber 1, 1780, died December 3, 1847, married (1) 
Laura Hoyt, and (2) Ruth Baird, December 23. 1821, at 
Spafford, N. Y., he first settled in Spafford and then moved 
West, where he died; Hannah, born June 19, 1782, married 
Silas Baird, in Rockingham, Vt, June 28, 1S04, she and her 
husband both died in Ripley, Chautauqua County, N. Y., 
where their descendants remain ; Asahel, born July 29, 1784, 
died February 1, 1857, married Hannah Weston at Skan- 
eateles, N. Y., January 19, 1809, daughter of Jonathan and 
Mary Weston; Lucy, bom March 9, 1797, died June 2, 1850, 
married Lauren Hotchkiss. they were father and mother of 
the Rev. Velona Hotchkiss, D. D., Baptist Devine, who died 
in Buffalo, N. Y. ; Shadrack, bom January 1, 1789, died July 
2, 1872, in Salt Lake City, Utah, married Betsey Quimby; 
Naomi bom February 1, 1791, died June 7, 1820, married 
John Baird; Lucretia born March 6, 1793, died unmarried; 
Maria, born May 10, 1794, died 1890, married John 
Hutchens in Spafford in 1816, (brother of Col. Phineas 
Hutchens of this town), descendants mostly in Wisconsin; 
Uriah, born April 10, 1796, married (1) Polly Lyon at Spaf- 
ford, sister of Daniel and David Lyon, and (2) Rena Bristol. 
He died in Iowa in 1870 ; Mary, born May 23, 1798, married 
Baxter Lyon; Almira, bom April 20, 1800, died April 8, 
1883, married (1) Warren Sabin in 1822, and (2) Morgan 
Williams in 1842; and Matilda, bom October 22, 1803, 
married George Humphrey, resided in Medina, N. Y. 

Daniel Roundy, (son of Uriah and Lucretia), by his wife 
Laura Hoyt, had : Lucretia, bom August 17, 1810, married 
at Spafford, Joel H. Grout, son of John and Elizabeth 
(Clark) Grout, husband died in this town and she moved to 
Chicago, 111., and by his second wife, Ruth Baird, (born 
October 15, 1799, at Granville, Washington County, N. Y., 
died in Illinois in 1S93), he had the following: Jay. died 
at Manteno, Iowa, February 2, 1893, married Sarah Ger- 
main, January 1, 1853; Jane, born April 8, 1823, died 
young; Dr. Daniel Curtis, bom 1824, died in Chicago, 
111., June 1897, married Elizabeth Young. He was 
a soldier in the War of 1861, Capt. 4th Wis. Cav. Vols., and 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 227 

also Surgeon in 37th Wis. Inft. Vols., wife died November 
6, 1898; Spencer Beard, died in Brooklyn, N. Y., January 6, 
1861, unmarried; and Porter W., married Ann Young, 
resides at Davenport, Iowa, he was also soldier in the War 
of 1861. 2nd Lieut. 4th Wis. Cav. Vols., and Hospital 
Steward in 37th Wis. Inft. Vols. 

Shadrack Roundy, (son of Uriah and Lucretia), was 
one of the trustees of the Free Will Baptist Church in Spaf- 
ford, at its organization, December 13, 1825, and left that 
church about 1832, and joined the Mormons and followed 
their movements, first to Pennsylvania, then to Ohio, then 
to Nauvoo, and finally at Salt Lake, Utah, where he died. 
In the latter church he was prominent, and from time to 
time held civil, military and religious offices with the Mor- 
mon organization, and by that people was recognized at 
the time of his decease, as patriarch and saint. By his wife, 
Betsey Quimby, he had the following children, several of 
whom were born in Spafford: Lauren Hotchkiss, born 
August 21, 1815, married (1) Johanna Carter. 1843, (2) 
Jane Coyle, and (3) Martha; Julia Rebecca, born April 5, 
1817, died in 1837 in Missouri, unmarried ; Bishop Lorenzo 
Wesley, bora in Spafford, June 18, 1819, accidentally 
drowned in Colorado River, May 24, 1876, married (1) 
Adeline Whiting in 1843, she died in 1845, and he married 
(2) Susannah Wallace, and (3) 1858, (Plural wife) Pris- 
cilla Parish. (By his first wife he had two children, by 
his second eight, and by his third (plural) seven children. 
His descendants are numerous, residing in Utah; Lauretta, 
born November, 1821, married David H. Beck at Nauvoo, 
111., 1841, and moved to Utah (she had ten children) ; 
Samantha, bom June 2, 1824, married John David Parker, 
February 3, 1846, no issue; Bishop Jared Curtis, born Jan- 
uary 5, 1827, in Spafford, married (1) Lovisa Jenny, Jan- 
uary, 1852, (2) Eliza J. Snyder in 1855, (3) Elizabeth 
Drake, January, 1S79. and (4) Ellen M. White, December 
20, 1883, the last three were plural wives, he died May 21, 
1895,. By his first wife he had nine children, and by his 
last (plural) he had five children, by the other two plural 
wives he had no issue, his descendants are numerous in 
Utah,; Almeda Sophia, born March 7, 1829, in Spafford, 
and manned John David Parker, February 3, 1846, the 
husband of her sister Samantha, as his plural wife, both 



228 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

being married the same day, she has had ten children, 
resided in Utah; William Kelsham, born November, 1831, 
died August 14, 1839; Nancy Jane, born May 23, 1834, died 
July 6, 1885, has been twice married and had nine children ; 
and Malinda, born June 23, 1838, died March 8, 1842, at 
Nauvoo, 111. The descendants of Shadrack Roundy in Utah 
will exceed two hundred in number. 

Uriah Roundy, (son of Uriah and Lucretia), came to 
Spafford early, and there married his first wife; he was also 
a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, and joined the 
Mormon Exodus from Spafford about 1833, and went to 
Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois, but when the Latter Day 
Saints started for Salt Lake City he left them near Council 
Bluff, Iowa, and renouncing polygamy joined and assisted 
in oganizing, at Gallows Hill, Iowa, the Reformed Mormon j 
Church, which exists at that place to this day. He died in | 
Iowa. His children by his first wife were mostly bom in ! 
Spafford, they were: John, born December 6, 1818, married j 

(1) Sarah Shearer, and (2) Frances J. Jones, farmer, j 
resides at Moulton, Iowa, has had nine children ; Mary, died , 
at 28 years, married Gilbert Miller ; David LaFayette, died 
in infancy ; Washington, bom in Spafford, September 26, 
1824, married (1) Serelda Her, and (2) Alvira Williams, 
and (3) Mrs. Nancy Black, he has had eleven children, 
farmer, has been a member of the Iowa Legislature, resides j 
at Manteno, Iowa; Jenette, born 1826, married Thomas j 
Putnam, eight children, resides in Iowa ; Asahel, bom Sep- j 
tember 10, 1828, married Sarah Vanausdall, March 20, 1853, j 
at Gallows Hill, Iowa, he died June 6, 1878 ten children 
residing mostly in Shelby County, Iowa; Alma, died in 
infancy; Zebedee, bom in 1834, and died in 1855; and 
Martha, married Alexander Black and had eleven children. ! 

Capt. Asahel Roundy, (son of Uriah and Lucretia), camel 
to this town or horseback from Rockingham, Vt., about 
1807, and two years afterwards married his wife, Hannah' 
Weston, with whom he became acquainted while she was 
teaching school at Spafford Corners, she coming here for 
that purpose on horseback, from her home in Skaneateles 
Village; by her he had the following children, all born in 
Spafford: Lucretia, born April 25, 1810, died in Syracuse, 
N. Y., married (1) Dr. Horatio Smith of Otisco, N. Y., and 

(2) John Lathrop at Syracuse, N. Y., November 24, 1S52, 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 220 

she died without issue, buried in Oak-wood Cemetery, Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. ; Gordon N., born December 4, 1811, died Feb- 
ruary 17, 1S96, at Turner, Illinois, married Maria L. Kimble, 
October, 1S-10, (his children, all born in Turner, Illinois, 
are: Charles Franklin, Asahel Madison, James E., (the 
foregoing died in infancy), Mary Ellen, Maria Louisa, 
Charles William, Lucy Jane, Margaret Elvira (died in 
infancy), Carrie Elizabeth, Franklin Gordon, and Kate 
Linda) ; Mary Ann, bora January SI, 1813, married Dr. 
John Collins, April 4, 1832, at Spafford, husband dead, and 
she resides, 1899, with her son, Capt. George K. Collins, in 
Syracuse, X. Y. ; Lizana, bora March 29, 1814, married Sey- 
mour N. Wood, June 9, 1831, husband dead, and she resides 
(1899) with her daughter, Mrs. M. Adelle Miller, at Onon- 
daga Valley, N. Y.; Nancy M., bom June 28, 1816, died 
April 18, 1895, married Levi Hurlbut, December 13, 1838, 
both dead, and buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, 
N. Y.; Asahel Madison bora April 29, 1818, died August 19, 
1857, married Melissa Andrews, daughter of Rev. Benjamin 
and Mary Andrews, his widow resides in Auburn, N. Y., 
his only child : Adelphene, died unmarried at Auburn, N. Y. ; 
Uriah, bom July 24, 1819, married Mary Ann Tinkham, 
daughter of Russel and Mary (Cook) Tinkham, April 3, 
1842, resides in Spafford, N. Y., has been Loan Commis- 
sioner, Justice of the Sessions, Supervisor, Justice of the 
Peace, Postmaster and Excise Commissioner; Franklin, 
born April 28, 1822, died in Michigan, January 30, 1896, 
married Orissa Fisher, daughter of Dakin and Sally 
(Youst) Fisher, blacksmith by trade, and was farrier in 
Company " G," 4th Mich. Cav. Vols, in the War of 1861 ; 
and Prof. Charles Orlando, bora May 18, 1823, died Sep- 
tember 30, 1S92, married Nancy Burroughs of Skaneateles, 
N. Y., October 26, 1848, he was a teacher and A. M. from 
Hamilton College, among other places he taught was as 
Principal of the Skaneateles Academy, Moravia Academy, 
and Syracuse High School, his widow still survives and 
resides at Moravia, N. Y. Capt. Asahel Roundy received 
his rank as Captain from the State of New York, he com- 
manded a Company in the 98th N. Y. Militia in the War 
of 1812, in a short tour of duty at Sackette Harbor, N. Y., 
in the Fall of 1814. He was prominent in town affairs, ana 
during his active life held prominent town offices, such as 



230 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Supervisor, and Justice of the Peace, he was also Post- 
master. 

Uriah Roundy, (son of Capt. Asahel and Hannah), by 
his wife, Mary Ann Tinkham, has two children : Adelbert, 
born April 14, 1848, at Spafford, N. Y., married Juliette 
Little, daughter of Hon. Feremorz Little of Salt Lake City, 
Utah, merchant, residing at Salt Lake, Utah, (four children 
born at latter place : Mary, Florence, Jay T., and Dorothy) ; 
and Jay C, born July 3, 1851, married (1) Alice A. Hill, j 
daughter of William and Mary Jane (Vincent) Hill, and 
(2) Nettie Warner, daughter of Edward Warner, rancher, 
resides at Haden, Fremont Co., Idaho, (three children: 
Pearl, Frank, and Adelbert). Mr. and Mrs. Roundy also 
had one adopted son, Charles Weston, who was a first cousin 

of Mr. Roundy, being a son of Columbus and 

(Delano) Weston of Skaneateles, N. Y., he was a member 
of the 76th Regt. N. Y. Vols. Inft., War of 1861, and is now 
deceased. 

Franklin Roundy, (son of Capt. Asahel and Hannah), 
moved to Dorence, Branch Co., Mich., where he died ; by his 
"wife, Orrissa Fisher, he had the following children, two 
first of whom were born in Spafford, and the others in 
Michigan: Flora Elizabeth, bora March 26, 1852; Evan- 
geline, born October 1, 1853; Asahel, born January 25, 1858; 
and Charles, born February 15, 1860. The widow of Mr. 
Roundy is still living in Michigan. 

Charles 0. Roundy, (son of Capt. Asahel and Hanah), 
by his wife Nancy Burroughs had five children, the first 
four in Syracuse, and the last in Moravia : Frances Adelle, 
bora May 23, 1852; Mary Ella, born March 29, 1858, mar- 
ried and resides in Moravia, N. Y. ; Sarah B., born Decem- 
ber 25, 1859, married and esides in Moravia, N. Y. ; Charles 
B., born March 7, 1868, died January 9, 1871 ; and Charles 
0., bora September 20, 1872, married and resides in Skan- 
eateles, N. Y. Mr. Roundy's widow is still living and 
resides at Moravia, N. Y. 

(Spafford.) 

Hannah (Weston), wife of Capt. Asahel Roundy. Died 
October 22, 1855, age 68 years, 1 month. 

(She was bom at Fitzwilliam, N. H., September 22, 1786, 
and came to Skaneateles Village with her parents on or 
before 1800, and resided in early childhood in a log house, 



STAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 231 

situate between the Skaneateles and Hamilton Turnpike and 
the Lake, on the site of the present residence of Mr. Poor in 
that Village.) 

(Spafford.) 

Uriah Roundy. Born July 24, 1819, died May 29, 1902. 

Mary A. (w.). Bom June 29, 1820. She is now 
deceased. 

Asahel Madison Roundy, (son of Capt. Asahel and 
Hannah (Weston) Roundy). Died August 19, 1857, age 39 
years, 3 months, 20 days. 

(He was a merchant at Spafford Corners at the time of 
his decease.) 

(Spafford.) 

Charles Weston, adopted son of Uriah and Maiy Ann 
(Tinkham) Roundy. Died July 10, 1865, age 21 years, 9 
months. 

(For three years he was a member of Company " D," 76th 
Regt. N. Y. Vols. Inft.) 

(Spafford.) 

ROWEN. 

John Rowen. Died October 15, 1858, age 79 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Nancy, wife of John Rowen. Died September 17, 1847, 
age 58 years. 

" Oh ! how sweet to sleep in Jesus." 
Sophia M. (Berry), wife of John J. Rowen. Died May 
19, 1879, age 65 years, 2 months, 24 days. 

(John J. Rowen, son of John Rowen, married Sophia M. 
Berry, daughter of Jonathan and Thankful Berry; they 
had one daughter, who married a Mr. James Murphy and 
now resides in Spafford.) 

(Borodino.) 

RUST. 

Jehiel Rust. Died February 16, 1845, age 78 years, 4 
months, 16 days. 

(Mr. Rust came to this town before 1815, and that year 
settled on a farm of 60 acres on Lot 74, Marcellus, pur- 
chased of Alexander M. Beebe; by his wife Polly he left no 
issue. In his will dated March 23, 1837, and pobated May 



232 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

3, 1848, he mentions his wife Mary and Zipporah and John 
Chappell, children of Martin Chappell.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Polly, wife of Jehiel Rust. Died July 7, 1842, age 73 
years, 11 months, 11 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

SANFORD. 
In memory of Lucy Ann H. Sanford, who died June 10, 
1837, in the 4th year of her age. 

(Spafford.) 

SEELY. 

Samuel G. Seely. Died September 10, 1852, age 77 years, 
8 months, 2 days. 

(He came to this town before 1807, and settled on a farm 
situate in the southwest corner of Lot 12, Tully, where he 
remained until the timeof his decease. He was a member 
of Captain Asahel Roundy's Company, in the 98th N. Y. 
Militia, and served a short tour of duty near Sackett's 
Harbor, N. Y.,' in the Fall of 1814, in the War of 1812. By 
his wife, Adah Fowler, he had : Polly, married Lemuel D. 
Smith of Cold Brook, N. Y., (eleven children) ; Cynthia, she 
died October 6, 1869, age 70 years, unmarried; Sally, mar- 
ried, Alvin Churchill, son of John and Martha Churchill, 
both dead, and buried in Cold Brook Cemetery; Huldah, 
married William Bell; Philura, married (1) Mr. Eldridge, 
and (2) Russel M. Burdick, she had one son, Samuel 
Eldridge, by her first husband, and a daughter, Mary Bur- 
dick, married William Cullen Bockus, by her second hus- 
hand; Hiram, married Betsey Jane Jacobs, daughter of 
Elias and Betsey J. Jacobs, of Spafford Hollow, both dead, 
and buried in this cemetery; Adelia, married James Bell; 
and Clarissa, died February 9, 1826, age 17 years.) 

(Spafford.) 

Adah (Fowler), wife of Samuel G. Seely. Died June 13, 
1852, age 77 years, 10 months, 2 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Clarissa. Died February 9, 1826, age 17 years, 5 months, 
3 days. 

Cyntha. Died October 6, 1869, age 70 years, 25 days. 

Daughters of Samuel G. and Adah (Fowler) Seely. 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 23g 

Hiram Seely, (son of Samuel G. and Adah (Fowler) 
Seely). Danied January 1, 1883, age 68 years, 2 months, 
7 days. 

" He has gone to his loved ones." 
(He resided on the old homestead with his father, where 
he died ; by his wife, Betsey Jane Jacobs, he had : Marcus 
N., died March 14, 1892, age 53 years, married Orissa T. 
Filkins, daughter of George D. and Margaret (Fisher) 
Filkins, wife still living in Syracuse, N. Y. ; and Orlando 
R., married Anna Eddy, farmer, resides in Homer, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 
Betsey J. (Jacobs), wife of Hiram Seely. Died April 
19, 1881, age 63 years, 5 months. 

" She rests in Heaven." 

(Spafford.) 
Marcus N. Seely, (son of Hiram and Betsey J. (Jacobs) 
Seely. Died March 14, 1892, age 53 years. 

(By his wife, Orissa T. Filkins, he had two children: 
Eugene, died young in 1862; and Carrie, married Herbert 
C. Faxton of Syracuse, N. Y., husband works for Solvay 
Process Company. Marcus resided during his lifetime on 
the old Seely Homestead, on Lot 12, Tully, he was a 
farmer.) 

(Spafford.) 

Eugene, infant son of Marcus N. and Orrissa T. (Filkins) 
Seely. Died in the year 1862. 

(Spafford.) 
Francis Irvin, son of Orlando R. and Anna (Eddy) Seely. 
Died November 5, 1881, age 8 years, 8 days. 

(Spafford.) 

SESSIONS. 

Amasa Sessions, son of Nathaniel and Irene (Wales) 
Sessions). Died November 13, 1838, age 59 years. 

(Amasa Sessions was born in Union, Conn., June 30, 
1779, and came to the town of Skaneateles in October, 1798 ; 
he was supposed to have been descended from Samuel Ses- 
sions, who came to this country from Wantage, Berkshire 
Co., England, in 1630, and settled in Andover, Mass., as fol- 
lows: Samuel, Alexander, Nathaniel, Amasa, Nathaniel, 
Amasa. His father, Nathaniel Session, was bora in Pomfret, 
and settled in Union, Conn., where he died, October 5, 1824 ; 



234 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

he married (1) Irene Wales, November 16, 1775, she died 
December 3, 1793, and he married for a second wife Fanny 
Chandler. Amasa Sessions, in a letter dated in 1838, in 
speaking of his father, says: "My father, Nathaniel, died 
at Union in 1824, age 74, and my mother in 1793. They 
were members of the Congregational Church. He had two 
wives, by whom he had six children each : Amasa, Ebenezer, 
(born May 11, 1781), of Skaneateles; Susan Wright, at 
Vernon, N. Y. ; Irene, died at Chautauqua; Lydia Chap- 
man, in Onondaga; Nathaniel, with his six sons and three 
daughters, in Ionia, Mich.; Col. Moses Chandler Sessions, 
at Union, Conn. ; Polly, died at Union, Fanny Eaton, Darius 
and Eliza Webster, with their families, are at Macomb Co., 
Mich. ; and Hannah, at Marcellus." 

Amasa Sessions, (son of Nathaniel), married (1) Sila 

, (2) Phebe Robins Smith, and (3) , 

resided on Lot 59, Marcellus, in the town of Skaneateles, 
N. Y., where he died. In the same letter, spoken of above, \ 
he says : " I have nine children by my second wife, with | 
whom I lived twenty-nine years, to wit: Sila Bennett, wife 
of Bennett, publisher of Baptist Register, and my youngest, 
Phebe, (Hon. Sidney Smith says her name was Elizabeth 
and not Phebe), who dwells at Utica, N. Y., Alonzo, Job S., 
George M., Amasa, John, Darius, and Jane M. Yates, all at 
Ionia, on Grand River, Michigan." John Sessions, became 
a lawyer and settled in Brooklyn, N. Y., with an office at j 
No. 10 Wall St., New York City; and Alonzo Sessions, j 
settled in Ionia, Michigan, where he became a man of j 
wealth and influence, he not only held from time to time 
various town offices, but was Sheriff of his county, and | 
Lieut. Governor of the State of Michigan, he was a member | 
of the State Constitutional Convention, member of the State 
Legislature, and President of the First Ionia National Bank, 
and the Farmer's Insurance Company. All three of Amasa 
Sessions' wives were born in Connecticut.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Sila Sessions, (wife of Amasa Sessions). Died January 
20, 1S08, age 29 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Phebe (Smith), wife of Amasa Sessions. Died May 25, 
1837, age 53 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



SPAFFOED MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 235 

Dea. Ebenezer Sessions, (son of Nathaniel and Irene 
(Wales) Sessions). Died December 25, 1855, age 74 years, 
7 months, 13 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Mary, -wife of Dea. Ebenezer Sessions. Died November 
11, 1858, age SO years, 3 months, 19 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
In memory of Susan, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary 
Sessions. Died April 7, 1839, age 27 years, 4 months, 7 
days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



SHARP. 

Chester Sharp. Died May 11, 1840, age 72 years. 

(He married Anice Churchill, daughter of John and 
Martha Churchill, and had among other children, Mary A., 
■who married Ranford R. Bates. His wife, who survived 
him, married (2) Philip Pickett.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Harriet E., daughter of John Wm. and Lydia A. (Under- 
wood) Sharp. Died February 23, 1843, age 1 year, 5 
months. 

(John Wm. Sharp, son of Chester and Anice (Churchill) 
Sharp, married (1) Lydia A. Underwood, and (2) Phebe 
Isdell, daughter of Andrew and Mary (Harris) Isdell, and 
widow of William Bacon. He practiced law in Justice's 
Courts, and was a farmer by occupation. He had a 
daughter by his first wife: Olive A., who married William 
Kelsey.) 

(Cold Brook.) 



SHAW. 

James Shaw. Died November 14, 1858, age 63 years. 

(Mr. Shaw, for many years before his decease, resided 
near the westerly line of Lot 45, in the town of Tully, in a 
little huddle commonly called " Shawville," and kept a small 
store at that place; he had a very respectable family of 
.girls, who married into well known SpatTord families.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



236 OKONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

SHELDEN. 

William Shelden. Bom December 3, 1756, died July 27, 
1805, at Stephentown, N. Y., married November 18, 1779, ] 
at Stephentown. N Y., Abigail Udell, born August 4, 1762, 
died May 12, 1836, at SpafFord, and was buried at Thom 
Hill. Mrs. Sheldon, after the decease of Mr. Sheldon, mar- 
ried Hezekiah Mason, November 14, 1811. Several of the 
children of Mr. and Mrs. Shelden also came to this town, 
they were as follows: Abigail, born December 25, 1780; 
William, bom January 20, 1783; Benjamin, born January | 
5, 1785; Lionel, bora October 16, 1787; Allen, bora August j 
11, 1789; Alanson, born December 19, 1791, died May 16, j 
1819 ; Anna, born June 10, 1794, died September 5, 1867, at | 
SpafFord, N. Y., married Asa Mason, son of Hezekiah and | 
Sally Mason, May 10, 1S12, she was buried in Borodino j 
Cemetery; Asa, bora April 13, 1796; Erastus, born June 17, 
1798, died August 21, 1832 ; Diadama, bora June 10, 1800, j 
died March, 1801 ; and Diana, born July 30, 1S04, died at ! 
residence of Hon. Sidney Smith, in Skaneateles, N. Y., May | 
19, 1892, married Charles A. Calkins, May 21, 1831, and 
settled at Thom Hlil, her husband was born September 2, 
1805. Diana was the mother of Jennie A. Calkins, second 
wife of Hon. Sidney Smith, and George A. Calkins, of | 
Chicago, 111. She was buried in Lake View Cemetery, j 
Skaneateles, N. Y. 

SHELDON. 

Caleb Sheldon, son of Joseph and Jemima (Carr) Shel- 
don, was born in Rensselaer County, N. Y., near Stephen- 
town ; his parents came from Massachusetts and Connecti- 
cut. He married Lillis Howard, daughter of Sylvester j 
Howard, at Stephentown, N. Y., and settled at Rutland,! 
Jefferson County, N. Y., and from there came to this town; 
in 1837, and settled on a farm east of Borodino Village,! 
where he resided for many years. He died at Onondaga! 
Valley, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery. His chil- 
dren were: Catherine, died unmarried, buried Oakwood 
Cemetery, Syracuse, N. Y. ; Lansing, married Emily AJ 
Cleveland, daughter of Benajah and Mary (Clark) Cleve 
land, wife died at Syracuse, (Oakwood Cemetery), and he 
resides at 207 Cortland Ave., Syracuse, N. Y. ; Sylvester 



STAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 237 

Howard, married Jane Ferry, daughter of Chester and 
Saba (Buffington) Ferry, both dead, and buried in Oakwood 
Cemetery. 

Lansing Sheldon, (son of Caleb and Lillis) , by his wife 
Emily A, Ferry, had: Harriet, married Henry Hinman, son 
of George and Ruth (Smith) Hinman, as his third wife, 
resides in Syracuse, N. Y. ; and Lansing Grant, married 
Anna Hastings of Onondaga Valley, and resides in Syracuse, 
N. Y. 

SHERWOOD. 

Emily J., daughter of Jacob W. and Sarah Sherwood. 
Died February 5, 1848, age 17 years, 4 months, 21 days. 

(Borodino.) 
SKELLIE. 

Helen, daughter of William I. and Betsey (Boughton) 
Skellie. Died July 30, 1848, age 20 years, 7 months, 20 
days. 

" She was a dear daughter, kind sister and dear friend, 
To her happiness and wishes was ready to attend, 
In her long and painful illness not a word of complaint, 
She was always a tried and obedient Saint." 
(William I. Skellie came to this town from Cambridge, 
Washington County, N. Y., about June 1, 1826, and settled 
on a farm on the east side of the Skaneateles and Homer 
road, on Lot 42, Tully; he married Betsey Boughton, 
daughter of Azer and Elizabeth (Nickerson) Boughton, of 
Washington County, N. Y., and by her had: Amanda D., 
married Nathan Culver, son of Moses and Amy (Boughton) 
Culver, of Cambridge, N. Y., husband dead, and she resides 
(1899) in Syracuse, N. Y.; James V., married Esther Wil- 
liamson, daughter of James and Hannah Williamson, of 
Spafford Hollow, she died in Scott, N. Y., his residence not 
known, (two children buried in this Cemetery) ; Helen, died 
in Spafford, July 30, 1848, unmarried; Marion B., married 
Helen Newell, son of Stephen and Mary (Cuykendall) 
Newell husband dead, and in 1898 she resided in Buffalo, 
N .Y. (one child, Skellie H. Newell) ; and Josephine C, 
married Elisha Hewett of Buffalo, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. 
Skellie died in Scott, and were buried in the Seventh Day 
Baptist Cemetery at that place.) 

(Spafford.) 



238 •NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Harley J., son of James and Esther (Williamson) 

Skellie. Died September 28, 1863, age 13 years, 11 months, 

24 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Florence Virginia, daughter of James and Esther (Wil- 
liamson) Skellie. Died December 20, 1849, age 1 year. 20 
days. 

" This lovely bud was nipped so soon, 
To rise and bloom beyond the tomb." 

(Spafford.) 

William Skellie, a nephew of William I. Skellie, formerly 
resided in the Nunnery neighborhood in this town, he mar- 
ried Lucinda Foster. He was a blacksmith by trade, and 
once worked in the Village of Borodino. He moved to 
Chautauqua County, and was at one time employed by the 
Chautauqua Park Assembly Association — dead. 

Alexander Skellie also came from Cambridge, Washing- 
ton County, N. Y., and about April 26, 1828, settled on Lot 
10, Sempronius, his wife's given name was Martha. 

SMITH. 

Ruth, wife of Ira Smith. Died August 23, 1851, age 59 
years, 5 months, 17 days. 

(Ira Smith came to Spafford and settled on Lot 23, Tully, 
in Spafford Hollow, on or before January 1, 1829 ; his chil- 
dren were: William; Franklin, married Marietta Parker, 
daughter of Samuel and Amy Parker; Ira, Jr., married 
Emeline P. Dunbar, daughter of Thaddeus and Caroline M. 
Dunbar, he moved to Michigan; Chester; Louisa, married 
Gordon Bailey; and Abigail, married Alphonso Kinney.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Marietta (Parker), wife of Franklin Smith. Died May 
8, 1855, age 42 years, 8 months, 1 day. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Caroline, daughter of Ira and Emeline P. (Dunbar) 
Smith. Died February 10, 1851, age 1 year, 6 months, 12 
days. 

" This lovely bud was nipped so soon 
To rise and bloom beyond the tomb." 

(Spafford.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 239 

Alice A., daughter of Ira and Emeline P. (Dunbar) 
Smith. Died October 10, 1852, age 1 month, 20 days. 
" Alice ! thine angel visit cheered our lone hearts awhile, 
Then left us. Oh, why is it thou did'st not longer stay." 

(Spafford.) 

Horace Smith. Died August 8, 1862, age 61 years. 
" Our Father." 

(Mr. Smith came to this town from Fabius, N. Y., before 
1848, and settled on the farm now (1899) owned by Col. 
Edwin S. Jenney, on Lot 32, Sempronius; from there he 
moved to a farm on Lots 32 and 33, Tully, in Cold Brook, 
about 18-55, and there remained until his decease. His 
children excepting the youngest one, were by his first wife, 
whose name is not given ; he married for a second wife 
Clarissa G. Reynolds, who survived him, and after his 
decease married Albert Foster, for his second wife. His 
children, mentioned in the petition of his wife, Clarissa G., 
dated August 25, 1862, for Letters of Administration upon 
his estate, were: Joseph R., of Salmon River, Oregon Terri- 
tory; Harriet E., wife of David Spaulding of Monticello, 
Cowlitz County, Oregon Territory ; Mary C, wife of Henry 
S. Alvord of Homer, N. Y. ; Horace, of Homer, N. Y. ; Maria 
J., wife of Thomas H. Alvord, of White Water, Kings 
County. Washington Territory; Levi G., of White Water, 
Kings Co., Washing-ton Territory; Rollin C, of Jacksonville, 
Oregon Territory; and Frederick R., (then a minor) of 
Spafford, N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Eliza Smith, (wife of David Smith). Died September 
26, 1887, age 64 years. 

" Dear Mother." 

(David Smith lived in the Kellogg Settlement, in Cold 
Brook, in the town of Scott; his wife Eliza was from Caze- 
novia. Josie E. Smith, daughter of David and Eliza Smith, 
married a Mr. Collins. Flora A. Smith, another daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, died unmarried.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Josie E. Smith, daughter of David and Eliza Smith. Died 
November 14, 1880, age 26 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 

Flora A. Smith, daughter of David and Eliza Smith. Died 
June 19, 1885, age 28 years. (Cold Brook.) 



2^0 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Lucilla, daughter of Lemuel D. and Polly (Seeley) Smith. 
Died October 31, 1842, age 2 years, 3 months, 14 days. 

(Lemuel D. Smith resided in Cold Brook; he married 
Polly Seeley, daughter of Samuel G. and Adah (Fowler) 
Seeley, and by her had the following children, in addition 
to the two whose deaths are here recorded in this cemetery : 
Melvina, unmarried ; Parmelia, married a Mr. Harrington ; 
Julania, married a Mr. Goodwin; Welcome S., married a 
Miss Knight; Dwight, married a Miss Knight, a sister of 
his brother Welcome's wife; Jane, unmarried; Louisa, 
unmarried; and Alvira, married a Mr. Webster.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Ann Eliza, daughter of Lemuel D. and Polly (Seeley) 
Smith. Died January 21, 1852, age 19 years, 8 months, 29 
days. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Isaiah D. Smith. Died November 28, 1868, age 78 years, 
2 months, 11 days. 

(Mr. Smith came to this town from Bennington, Genesee 
County, N. Y., January 24, 1819, and settled on Lot 10, 
Sempronius; his first wife, Rachel, died in 1826, and he 
then married the widow Juliette Hall.) 

(Borodino.) 
Rachel, wife of Isaiah D. Smith. Died March 5, 1826, 
age 30 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Juliette (Hall), wife of Isaiah D. Smith. Died Decem- 
ber 15, 1861, age 55 years, 6 months. 

(Borodino.) 
Caroline, daughter of Isaiah D. and Rachel Smith. Died 
1822. 

(Borodino.) 
Helen, daughter of Isaiah D. and Rachel Smith. Died 
April 13, 1842, age 3 years, 2 months, 22 days. 

(Borodino.) 
Sarah L. (Smith), wife of William B. Smith. Died 
August 8, 1874, age 21 years. 

(William B. Smith, son of Isaiah D. and Juliette (Hall) 
Smith, married Sarah L. Smith,. daughter of Jessey Smith). 

(Borodino.) 
In memory of Job Smith. Died January 16, 1827, age 
80 years. 



STAFFORD MORTUARY RBCOItDS WITH G1NBALOGICAL NOTES 241 

(He was born in Norwalk, Conn., and married there 
Elizabeth Keeler; from there he first settled in Greenfield, 
Greene County, N. Y., and from there came to this town, 
about February 25, 1806. and settled on a part of the State's 
Hundred Acres, on Lot 74, Marcellus. He was Paymaster 
in the War of the Revolution. By his wife, Elizabeth 
Keeler, who was also born in Norwalk, Conn., he had the 

following children: William, married Mary , he 

was a farmer and settled in Richmond, Ontario County, 
N. Y., he never came to this town; Sarah, married Mr. 
Shepard in Greene County, N. Y., she never came here, she 
had a son, Cyrus Smith Shepard, who resided with his 
maternal grand parents in this town, and went to Califor- 
nia, where he died; Elizabeth, died unmarried at Thorn 
Hill ; Stephen, married Freelove Green, he was a farmer 
and carpenter, and died at Thorn Hill, December 27, 1825; 
Phebe, married Amasa Sessions as his second wife, she died 
at Thorn Hill, she had a son, Alonzo Sessions, who settled 
in Ionia, Michigan, and became very wealthy, he was Presi- 
dent of a bank in Ionia, Member of the Michigan Legislature 
on several occasions, Sheriff of the county of his residen :e, 
President of the State Constitutional Convention of Michi- 
gan, and once Lieutenant Governor of that State. Another 
of her sons : John Sessions, was a lawyer in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
and married Elizabeth Fisher, a niece of Bishop Hunting- 
ton, of Syracuse, N. Y. She also had a grandson, John 
Sessions, Jr., who was also a lawyer, and married a 
daughter of Bishop Huntington; Lewis, married Chloe Ben- 
son; Charles, married Sophia Bull, he died in Skaneateles 
at the age of 34 years ; Seth, married Lois Hecox, sister of 
Col. Warren Hecox of Skaneateles, he moved to Lyons, 
N. Y. ; and Cyrus, married Lucinda Harvey, daughter of 
Medad and Anar (Buell) Harvey, he was a merchant and 
settled in Marengo, Wayne County, N. Y. From there he 
moved to Clyde, and then to Chautauqua County, N. Y. 
From Chautauqua County he moved to California, where 
he was engaged in the milling business at the time of his 
decease. 

Lews Smith, (the fourth son of Job) , was a Lieutenant 
in Col. Warren Hecox's Regiment of New York Militia, in 
the War of 1812, and served in a short tour of duty in 
defence of Sackett's Harbor, in the year 1814, and was dis- 



242 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

charged at Smith's Mills, N. Y. He was prominent in town 
and county politics, he served as Supervisor and Justice of j 
the Peace in the town of Marcellus, (now Spafford), as I 
Sheriff of the County of Onondaga (1826 to 1828), and was | 
Member of Assembly in the New York Legislature, 1820, j 
1821, 1829, and at the time of his decease, which occurred j 
at Thorn Hill, at the age of 43 years. He was a fanner and j 
resided on a farm on Lot 74, Marcellus, adjoining that of I 
his father, Job Smith. His wife was Chloe Benson, daughter j 
of Elkanah Benson, a native of Mendon, Mass., and who, 
at the time of the marriage, resided at a place known as J 
" Benson Street," at the southwest corner of the town of 
Skaneateles. By his wife Chloe, Mr. Smith had the follow- 
ing children, all born in this town near Thorn Hill: Hon. 
Sidney, born in 1815, married (1) Adeline E. Blodgett, of 
Chautauqua County, N. Y., and (2) Jennie E. Calkins, 
daughter of Charles A. and Diana (Shelden) Calkins, after 
marriage he resided on the old homestead until 1870, and i 
then settled in Skaneateles Village, where he resided until 
his decease in 1900, he held various offices in his native town, j 
among which were: Justice of the Peace, Supervisor,) 
Town Superintendent, and Inspector of Schools, and Mem- 
ber of Assembly in the New York Legislature, in the yeai ! 
1857, he claimed in 1899 to be the oldest living native of I 
the Marcellus end of the town of Spafford; Mary, residing ; 
(1898) in Skaneateles, unmarried ; William, he was educated j 
in Homer Academy and Yale College, and first settled in j 
Baltimore, Md., where he taught school and studied law. i 
From there he moved to Missouri, and then to Sacramento, 
Cal., where he engaged in the mercantile business. He died j 
of cholera at the latter place in 1850. unmarried; Stephen, j 
married Lucy Culver, daughter of Judge E. D. Culver, of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., he is a prominent physician in New York, 
City, where he was appointed Commissioner of Charities in 
1881, Commissioner of Lunacy in 1882, and Delegate to the 
International Sanitary Congress, held in Paris in 1894, he is 
especially remembered for his generous gift of a valuable 
medical library, to the Medical College connected with the 
Syracuse University; and Job Lewis, married Mary Ann 
Hana and settled in New York City. He was a graduate of 
Yale College, and became a prominent physician and surgeon 
in the latter city, he was also an instructor in the medical 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 243 

schools in New York City, and is well known to the medical 
fraternity, as the author of a valued work on the Diseases 
of Children. He died in New York City in 1897. There 
are no known descendants of Job Smith at this time residing 
in the town of Spafford.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Mrs. Elizabeth (Keeler), wife of Job Smith. Died 
August 31, 1835, age 87 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Elizabeth Smith, (daughter of Job and Elizabeth 
(Keeler) Smith). Died August 14, 18-18, age 72 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Stephen Smith, (son of Job and Elizabeth (Keeler) 
Smith) . Died December 27, 1825, age 46 yars. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
In mmory of Asa Smith, who departed this life Septem- 
ber 11, 1821, age 56 years. 

" Within this tomb by death o'er come 
A tender husband rests, 
With love sincere his children dear 

He frequently caressed, 
A master's part with generous heart 

It's known he acted well ; 
May those he's left of him bereft 
His virtuous ways excell." 
(His wife and children moved to Michigan.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Jared Smith. Died March 26, 1870, age 76 years, 16 
days. 

(Jared Smith married Rhoda Harvey, daughter of Medad 
and Anar (Buell) Harvey, and by her had the following: 
Emeline, married Shepard Earl, son of William and Polly 
(Pitts) Earl; Harriet, married Ebenezer Corning Cowles 
of Otisco, N. Y. ; Lydia, married William Briggs, son of 
Daniel Briggs; and Seth, married and resided in Michigan. 
At the time of his decease Mr. Smith was the owner of what 
is now known as the Alanson Colton Farm, near Borodino.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Rhoda H. (w.), died August 16, 1890, age 91 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Among the members of the Smith family who have 

resided in this town, whose names do not appear above, are 



244 •NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

the following:: Isaac Smith and family, who resided on 
the east side of Spafford Hollow: Azariah Smith, resided on 
or owned 160 acres of land, in a square farm, in the north 
west corner of lot 34, Tully; Alvah Smith and wife, Clarissa,: 
settled on lot 69, Marcellus, on or before 1804; Amasa Smith: 
and wife Mercy purchased land on lot 77, Marcellus, March; 
9, 1818; Chester H. Smith purchased land on lot 12, Sem-j 
pronius, January 18, 1859; David Smith purchased land on! 
lot' 77, Marcellus, in 1803, and sold to Lemuel Smith in 
1803; Daniel S. Smith of Owasco, N. Y., purchased land; 
on lot 69, Marcellus, September 3, 1817; Ephraim Smith 
sold land on lot 75, Marcellus, September 25, 1815; James 
Smith and wife, Sarah Ann (Barber), lots 32 and 33, Tully, j 
1827, to 1840; Jedediah Smith and wife, Caroline, lots 22 
and 23, Tully, 1832-4 ; John Smith and wife Lois, lots S9 | 
and 76, Marcellus, 1828; John Smith and wife Lucinda, lot! 
22, Tully, 1811 to 1823; Josiah Smith, lot 89, Marcellus, 
1822 ; Lemuel Smith and wife Sally, lots 77 and 76, Mar- ; 
cellus, 1803 to 1830; Lemuel P. Smith, lot 77, Marcellus. ; 
1827-8 ; Levi Smith and wife Lucy, lots 76 and 89, Marcellus, ' 
1828; Lester I. Smith and wife Lydia, lots 10 and 11, Sem- 
pronius, 1827, 1830 ; Lyman Smith and wife Sally, lots 10, | 
11 and 12, Sempronius, 1827 to 1857 ; Oliver Smith and wife j 
Abigail, lot 77, Marcellus. 1808 to 1828; Oliver S. Smith, ! 
lot 77, Marcellus, 1811 ; Samuel Smith, lots 44 and 45, Tully, | 
1825; Sylvester Smith and wife Lucretia, lot 24, Tully, 1814 j 
to 1821; Thomas Smith and wife Lydia, lot 32, Tully, 1827; ' 
Welcome Smith, lot SS, Marcellus, 1829, 1832; and William 
S. Smith, lot 12, Sempronius, 1859. 

SORNBORGER. 

In memory of Eliza Sornborger, daughter of Henry 
Sornborger. Died September 4, 1852, age 16 years. 

(After her decease her father and mother moved to Chau- 
tauqua County, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

SPAULDING. 

There were several families of Spauldings who resided 
in this town in years past, many of whose members inter- 
married with other well known Spafford families, but the 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 245 

history of these has been so fully and well told in the excel- 
lent genealogy of that family, that we omit any further 
statement of them here, referring the reader to that valued 
work for further information on that subject. None of 
that name are here now. 

SPENCER. 

Ellen Brown, wife of Clark Spencer, and daughter of 
Jacob and Deborah (Morris) Brown. Died September 22, 
1859, age 21 years, 9 months, 15 days. 
" When lingering disease involved this house of clay, 

How sweet to look beyond my house and long to fly away." 

(Spafford.) 

SPRAGUE. 

Franklin, son of Solomon and Lucy Sprague. Died Jan- 
uary 9, 1835, age 6 years. 

(After the decease of Solomon Sprague, his wife Lucy 
married John Babcock, Jr., as his third wife; she survived 
her last husband, and was one of the administrators of his 
estate.) 

(Borodino.) 

STANTON. 

Mary (Shearman), wife of John Stanton. Died August 
4, 1838, age 88 years, 9 months, 1 day. 

(Samuel H. Stanton, in 1898, in speaking of his grand 
parents and their family said : " My grandfather, John 
Stanton, was bom in Rhode Island, and there married my 
grandmother Mary Shearman, who was also born in that 
State. After their marriage my grand parents moved to 
Pownal, Bennington County, Vt., where my grandfather 
died. After his decease my grandmother moved to this 
town, and resided with her son, Benjamin Stanton, until 
her decease. The children of John and Mary (Shearman) 
Stanton were : John, died in Otsego County, N. Y. ; Thomas, 
died in Otsego County, N. Y. ; Samuel, died in New Lisbon, 
Otsego County, N. Y. ; Clark, died in Italy, Yates County, 
N. Y. ; Joseph, died in Michigan; William, died in Mayfield, 
Chautauqua County, N. Y. ; Lodowick, died in Michigan- 
Benjamin, married (1) Sally Noble, and (2) Amy Perkins, 



246 ONON»AGA HISTORICAL ASS0CIATI9N 

sister of Hopkins Perkins of this town ; Sally, married John 
Noble of this town; Susannah, married John Lawrence of 
Spafford ; and Polly, married Russel Johnson. John Stan- i 
ton, my grand father, was a brother of Mary Stanton, the j 
wife of Joseph Lewis, formerly of this town, buried in i 
Lewis Yard.") 

(Stanton Yard.) j 
Benjamin Stanton, (son of John and Mary (Shearman) ! 
Stanton) . Died February 5, 1871, age 91 years, 22 days. 

(He was born in the town of Pownal, Bennington Co., I 
Vt., January 11, 1780, and married (1) Sally Noble, and i 
(2) Amy Perkins. By his first wife he had one child: 
Sally, married Israel Knapp, she died in Alleghany County, j 
N. Y.; and by his second wife had: Sheldon, married Ruth I 
Shearman, daughter of Peleg Shearman of this town died i 
m Allegheny County, N. Y.; Melinda, married Samuel ' 
Shearman, son of Peleg Shearman, died in Allegheny 
County, N. Y. ; Allen J., married (1) Anna Rainev, 
and (2) Aurilla Clark, died in Spafford; Julania 
married Sylvanus N. Grout, son of John Grout, died in 
Scott, N. Y.; John, married Rebecca Fish, died in Eau 
Claire, Wis.; Polly, married Samuel Shearman as his 
second wife, and moved to Alleghany County, N. Y. ; Samuel 
H., married Sarah Patterson, daughter of Calvin Patterson 
he died February 14, 1899, age 76 years, and his widow 
now resides on the old Stanton Homestead, on Lot 13, Sem- 
pronius, in this town ; and Rhoda, married Delos Billings 
moved to Alleghany County, N. Y. 

Samuel H. Stanton, bom in this town, at the time of 
his decease left surviving his widow, Sarah Patterson, and 
the following children: Emmet; Mark Stanton, Mrs. John 
H. Purchase; Mrs. Milton Emmons, residing in Spafford; 

C P. Stanton of Luddington, Mich. ; Mrs. W. 

F. Fairbanks, of Scottville, Mich., and Elmer E. Stanton 
of Grand Rapids, Michigan.) 
Samuel H. Stanton, 1821-1899. 
Sarah T. Patterson (w.), 1825-. 

(Stanton Yard.) 
Amy (Perkins) , wife of Benjamin Stanton. Died March 
31, 1872, age 89 years, 4 months, 20 days. 

(Stanton Yard.) 



3PAFF0RD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 247 

Frank, son of Samuel H. and Sarah (Patterson) Stanton. 
Died March 25, 1876, age 21 years, 10 months, 10 days. 

(Stanton Yard.) 

Infant sons of Samuel H. and Sarah (Patterson) Stan- 
ton, who died March 6, 1S58, and October 12, 1860. 

(Stanton Yard.) 
STEBBINS. 

Asaph Stebbins, who died April 21, 1828, age 61 years. 

(Letters of Administration were issued upon his estate 
to his brother, Sylvanus Stebbins, of Little Valley, of 
Cattaraugus County, N. Y., but, the petition not being pre- 
served, no statement of the family connections are given. 
In the sale of his farm of 100 acres, in the north west 
corner of Lot 89, Marcellus, and 17Va acres on the south- 
west corner of lot 76, Marcellus, the following persons con- 
veyed to his brother, Sylvanus Stebbins, in 1828: John 
Stebbins and Mary, his wife, Heman Stebbins, Erastus 
Stebbins and Ruth, his wife, Levi Smith and Lucy, his wife 
John Smith and Lois, his wife, Chester Ferry and Roxa, 
his wife, Fowler Preston and Melissa his wife, Joel Lanson 
Preston, and Dwight Preston of Granby, Mass. In 1831 
R'ussel Preston of Clyde, N. Y., son of Joel Preston of 
Granby, Mass., also quit claim his interest in the same land 
to the same grantee.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Charles W., son of Menzus and Adeline E. (O'Farell) 
Stebbins. Died August 28, 1881, age 4 years, 8 months, 
and 18 days. 

(Menzus Stebbins married Adeline E. O'Farrell, daughter 
of Rev. D. M. D. O'Farrell of Spafford Hollow. Mrs. Steb- 
bins died at or near Shawville (now called Bromley), in 
Spafford Hollow, February 3, 1899, at the age of 60 years, 
leaving her susviving her husband and two children : David 
and Menzus Stebbins) . 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
STEVENS. 

Lovina (Nodine), wife of Elisha B. Stevens. Died 
October 16, 1862, age 42 years, 3 months, 19 days. 

(Elisha B. Stevens, son of Elisha Stevens, married 
Lovina Nodine, daughter of Jeremiah, Sr., and Mana 
(Strope) Nodine.) 

(Cold Brook.) 



248 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION * 

STONE. 

Mrs. Sally Stone, wife of Benajah Stone. Died June 16, 
1825, age 41 years, 11 months, 10 days. 

" Afflictions sore a long time I bore, 
Physicians were in vain, 
'Till God was pleased to give me ease 
And free me from my pain." 

(Spafford.) 
In memory of Norman, son of Joseph and Polly Stone. 
Died January 9. 1831, age 17 years, 3 months, 5 days. 

(Joseph and Polly Stone conveyed lands on Lots 10 and 
12, Sempronius, and Lot 89, Marcellus, to John K. Stone of 
Manchester, Bennington County, Vermont, October 16, 
1829.) 

(Borodino.) 

STREETER. 

Alexander R. Streeter. Died December 8, 1863, age 80 
years, 3 months. 

(He settled on Lot 10, Sempronius, on or before 1815 ; by 
his wife Susan Carpenter, he had at his decease the follow- 
ing children : Calvin, married Malentha Babcock, daughter 
of Elihu and Hannah Babcock; Harriet, married Orrin 
Eddy of Borodino, (both dead) ; Ada L. Howard, of Oak 
Grove, Wisconsin ; Dorcas Garthwait, of Bolivar, Alleghany 
County, N. Y. ; Milton, married (1) Mary Manley, and (2) 
Nancy A. Clark, his death preceded that of his father; 
Sarah A., married Ashbei Baker, she and her husband 
both died before her father, leaving one daughter, Sarah A. 
Baker; and one daughter who married a Mr. Manley, she 
died before her father and left the following children : Rob- 
inson, Henry, Alanson E. Manley, and Jane Robinson.) 

(Borodino.) 

Susan (Carpenter) , wife of Alexander R. Streeter. Died 
August 23, 1864, age 83 years, 3 months. 

(Borodino.) 

Calvin Streeter, (son of Alexander R. and Susan (Car- 
penter) Streeter) . Died February 22, 1889, age 84 years, 
4 months, 22 days. 

(He married Malentha Babcock, and by her had two sons 
who survived him: George J., died at Borodino, May 10, 



SPAFF0RD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 249 

1891, age 50 years, married Lucinda Crane, he had a 
daughter Dora, who married David Becker, son of John 
Becker; and Cyrus Streeter, who at one time resided on 
Lot 12, Sempronius. Calvin Streeter also formerly resided 
on Lots 10 and 12, Sempronius.) 

(Borodino.) 

Malentha (Babcock), wife of Calvin Streeter. Died May 
6, 1875, age 66 years, 8 months. 

" What peaceful hours we once enjoyed, 
How sweet their memory still, 
But they have left an aching void 
This world can never fill." 

(Her father and mother were buried at Thorn Hill.) 

(Borodino.) 

Mary (Manley) , wife of Milton Streeter. Died December 
25, 1848, age 39 years, 7 months, 16 days. 

(Milton Streeter died January 13, 1864, and was buried 
in this cemetery. (No stone.) In the application for 
letters upon his estate, made by his widow, Nancy A. 
Streeter, mention is made of the following children : Alex- 
ander Streeter, Franklin W, Streeter, and Caroline Case, 
wife of Alexander Case.) 

(Borodino.) 

By the record of deeds, it appears that a Josiah Streeter 
at a very early date resided on Lot 10, Sempronius, and 
died there; that on February 18, 1812, letters of adminis- 
tration upon his estate were issued by the Surrogate of 
Onondaga County, to Lydia Streeter, his widow, and that, 
among three or four others, Alexander R. Streeter was heir 
by descent to his lands, and conveyed the same. 

Another family of Streeters formerly resided at or near 
Borodino, whose descendants still remain, and whose lineage 
is traced to Stephen Streeter, born in England and settled 
in Gloucester, Mass, in 1639. as follows: Stephen, Stephen, 
John, John, John, William. 

William Streeter, was bom in New Cambridge, New 
York, January 6, 1788, resided in Charlton, and died in 
Skaneateles, N. Y., March 1, 1846. By his wife, Elizabeth 
Russel, born in Beme, Albany County, N. Y., died in Skan- 
eateles, January 16, 1847, he had the following children 
born at Charlton : John, bom October 13, 1813, died in Wis- 
consin in 1866; Joseph R., born April 21, 1817; James 



250 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Alonzo, born September 7, 1821, married November 2, 1848 
Ghloe North, resided at Maple Grove, Mich.; Reuben, born ! 
April 10, 1824, died September 4, 1838; Sarah E., bom; 
October 11, 1826, died November 9, 1845; Phebe, born Jan- : 
uary 23, 1829, died about 1850; Jane Ann, bom March 19, | 
1831, married James Nesbit, son of Robert and Nancy j 
(Wallace) Nesbit, resides near Borodino, N. Y. ; Marvin j 
Timothy, bom October 25, 1836, married January 15, 1860, j 
Mary D. Tinkham ; Nelson R., bom October 7, 1838, married 
June 20, I860, Adeline F. Randolph, resides at Groton, 
Tompkins County, N. Y. ; and Caroline E., born November 
25, 1843. 

STRONG. 

Charles Strong, (son of Capt. Strong of Tully). Bom 
September 17, 1830. 

(He married Margaret M. Hultz.) 

(Borodino.) 

Hon. Sidney Smith says: "William Strong was a large 
farmer in the Marcellus part of Spafford, owning more 
than 300 acres; residing upon the farm now owned and 
occupied by Frank Harvey. He sold out and left about 
1836, and went to Chautauqua County, N. Y. ; he had a 
large family." 

Margaret M. (Hultz), wife of Charles Strong. Born 
April 18, 1828, died December 10, 1893. 

(Borodino.) 

Pamal, widow of Asher Strong. Died December 27, 
1823, age 71 years, 5 months, 11 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

STROPE. 

Mary, daughter of William and Lydia Strope. Died June 
27, 1835, age 2 years 11 months, 26 days. 

(Before 1815, Peter Strope (sometimes called Strobe) 
came to this town with his wife Louisa, and settled on ten 
acres of land on the southwest comer of lot 12, Sempronius, 
and there remained until his decease between 1829 and 1831. 
On March 3, 1831, the following persons united in quit 
claiming the lands above mentioned, to George Strope, 
(Strobe) supposed to be his son: Levi Applebee, Gilbert 



STAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 251 

A. Applebee, Mary Golden, Jeremiah Nodine and Maria, his 
wife, John Strope (Strobe), Nicholas Strobe, William 
Strobe, Delaney Strobe, Israel Russell and Catherine, his 
wife, and Joseph Strobe, all of Spafford, N. Y. 

(Cold Brook.) 

TAFT. 

Ellis Taft. Died July 3, 1857, age 75 years. 

(He was born at Woodstock, Tolland County, Conn., and 
from there moved to Mameroneck, Westchester County, 
N. Y., where he kept hotel for several years. From there 
he moved to Cold Brook, in this town, where he remained 
until his decease. He married at Mameroneck, October 8, 
1809, Cynthia Knapp, daughter of Peter and Dinah (Guion) 
Knapp, and had the following children born at the latter 
place: Sally Ann, married Ziba D. Baker, son of Josiah 
Baker, she was the mother of Mrs. Benjamin McDaniels 
of this town; Mary, married John W. English, she died in 
Adrian, Mich., but was buried in this cemetery; Emily, 
died young; and Peter E., married Caroline B. McDaniels, 
daughter of John and Polly (Hankins) McDaniels, he died 
in Oswego and she in Auburn, X. Y. Mr. Taft was a 
brother of Bezaleel W. Taft of this town, and of Mrs. Mary 
Mellen, wife of Dr. David Mellen of Hudson, N. Y. Mr. 
Ellis Taft's family are all now deceased.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Cynthia (Knapp). wife of Ellis Taft. Died April 18, 
1868, age 88 years. 

(She was born May 13, 1780.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Bezaleel W. Taft. Died February 17, 1872, age 72 years. 

(He was also born at Woodstock, Tolland County, Conn., 
and before coming to this town resided with his brother 
Ellis, at Mameroneck, N. Y. He married (1) at New York 
City, Nancy Palmer, who was the mother of all his chil- 
dren, and after her decease he maried (2) Lucia Norton, 
daughter of David and Dinah (Wilton) Norton, and widow 
of Peris Miner. He came here about the same time as his 
brother, and settled near him in Cold Brook, on the western 
part of Lot 44, Tully. His children were : John P., married 
Laura I. Miner, daughter of Peris and Lucia (Norton) 
Miner; Marcia, married Gilbert E. Smith, formerly of Syra- 



252 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

cv.se, now deceased, she resides in McGrawville, N. Y. ; 
Thomas J., married Lucinda Mabie, daughter of Martin and 
Gertrude Mabie. resides at East Scott, N. Y. ; and Martha 
Jane, married Alphronius Phillips as his second wife, he is 
now deceased and she resides with her sister, in McGraw- 
ville, N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Nancy (Palmer), wife of Bezaleel W. Taft. Died May 
22, 1863. age 65 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 

TAYLOR. 

William Taylor. Died July 1, 1882, age 63 years, 3 
months. 

(Mr. Taylor and his wife, Charlotte Hunt, were both bom 
in England; their children were: Mary A., residing in 
Borodino, unmarried; George married Mary Nesbit, 
daughter of Robert and Nancy (Wallace) Nesbit; and 
Minnie E., married James Sweet, late P. M. at Borodino and 
son of Joseph N. and Margaret (Nesbit) Sweet) . 

(Borodino.) 

THAYER. 

Sanford Thayer, (son of Capt. Jerijah and Cynthia 
(Case) Thayer.) Born June 9, 1787, died August 26, 
1836. 

(He was born in Windham County, Conn., and from there 
first settled in Vermont, where he married his first wife, 
Rebecca Prisby, at Vernon, December 1, 180S. From Ver- 
mont he moved to Cato, N. Y., and then to Cold Brook, 
where he died ; he married Sally Miner for his second wife. 
His first three children were by his first wife, and the others 
by his second wife, Sally Miner. They were as follows: 
Polly, born January 25, 1812, married Walter Brown, 
resided at Vernon, Vt. ; Sophronia, born November 6, 1816, 
married Laurence T. Washburn, resided in Vernon, Yt. : 
Chauncey, born July 15, 1S17, married (1) Herliam Crouch, 
and (2) Almira Preston, resided in Vernon, Vt. ; Sanford, 
bom July 19, 1820, he was an artist, and settled and died in 
Syracuse, N. Y., married Nancy H. Smith, (two children, 
both deceased), he and his wife both dead; Salmon, born 



STAFFORD MORTUARY EEC0SD6 WITK GENEALOGICAL NOTES 253 

December 4, 1822, married Eliza Weston, he was a black- 
smith and resided at Alleghan, Michigan; Sarah A., born 
July 10, 1825, married Peres L. Norton, son of Moses and 
Percy (Barber) Norton, settled in Lanesburg, Pa.; Stephen 
P., born August 27, 1827, married Harriet L. Nicholson and 
settled in Oswego, N. Y. ; Susan, born July 10, 1830 ; Serena 
M., born May 10, 1832, married Charles Goodyear, resided 
in San Francisco, California; and Sylvanus L. M., born 
December 30, 1834, married Mary Hinton, he was a black- 
smith and moved to Homer, Calhoun County, Mich. Mr. 
Thayer was descended from Thomas Thayer, who came 
from England and settled in Braintree, Mass., and was made 
freeman in 1636, as follows: Thomas, Fernando, Josiah, 
Josiah, Zephaniah, Jerijah, Sanford. He was by trade a 
millwright.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Sally (Miner), wife of Sanford Thayer. Born October 
9, 1796, died September 15, 1859. 

(She was a daughter of Luke and sister of Peres Miner 
of this town.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

THOMPSON. 

Reuben Thompson. Died November 15, 1838, age 56 
years, 7 months. 

" Respected while living, lamented though dead, 
His sanctified spirit to Jesus had fled." 

(His wife Sally is also buried in this cemetery, but has 
no stone. In his will, dated September 27, 183S, and pro- 
bated February 15, 1S39, he mentions his wife, Sally 
Thompson, and his children, Nathan P., married Margaret 
Hutchens, daughter of Col. Phineas and Margaret (Giber- 
son) Hutchens; William B., married Clarinda Prindle, 
daughter of Moses and Purlina (Patchen) Prindle; and 
Edward R., married a Miss Parsons and went West.) 

Sally, widow of Reuben Thompson. Died June 6, 1849, 
age 62 years. (Stone.) 

(Spafford.) 

Nathan P. Thompson, (son of Reuben and Sally Thomp- 
son). Died April 5, 1869, age 58 years, 7 months, 11 days. 

(By his wife, Margaret Hutchens, he had besides the two 
children recorded here: Sarah, married Alanson S. Fred- 



254 ©NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

erick, son of Jacob and Rachel (Newkirk Frederick, both 
dead ; and Jane Ellen, married Frank Proper, resides in 
Homer, N. Y. Mrs. Thompson was still living in 1899, 
residing with her daughter, Jane Ellen, in Homer, N. Y. ; 
since deceased.) 

(Spafford.) 

Caroline, daughter of Nathan P. and Margaret (Hut- 
chens) Thompson. Died October 6, 1843, age 3 years, 8 
months, 15 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Libbie Bcrnice, daughter of Nathan P. and Margaret 
(Hutchens) Thompson. Died January 25, 1853, age 11 
months, 16 days. 

(Spafford.) 

Mary P., daughter of William B. and Clarinda (Prindle) 
Thompson. Died February 18, 1850, age 11 years, 1 month, 
1 day. 

" My Lord did call I quiet went 
To meet and with him dwell, 
The last great debt I now have paid 
And bid the world farewell." 
(Mr. Thompson and his wife, Clarinda, after decease of 
their daughter, Mary, moved to Michigan, where they both 
died. They had one other child : Byron, who married, and 
in 1898 resided in Jackson, Michigan.) 

(Spafford.) 

Lyman Thompson, (a brother of Reuben), and his wife, 
Nancy, from 1829 to 1837 resided in this town, and owned 
lands at different times on lots 31, 32, and 43, Tully, and 75, 
Marcellus, and had children: Zipporah, married Mr. Enos; 
Bezaleel, ; Amanda; and Lyman, Jr. They all moved West. 

There was also a Nathan Thompson and wife Electa, who 
resided and owned lands on Lot 75, Marcellus, from June 
24, 1815, to September, 1828, and perhaps later. And also 
an Amasa M. Thompson, who conveyed, without wife, and 
owned lands on lots 10 and 12, Sempronius, from October 
15, 1834 to 1837. 

Zipporah, widow of Nathan Thompson. Died May 3, 
1825, age 64 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 255 

TEREUSH. 

Jonas Terbush. Died November 20, 1840, age 63 years, 
2 months, 26 days. 

(Mr. Terbush resided on the west side of Spafford Hollow, 
the first farm south of the Buck Tail Road; in the petition 
for letters of administration upon his estate, dated Decem- 
ber 9, 1840, and made by his wife, Polly Terbush, mention 
is made of the following children : Susan ; Jane ; Davenport ; 
and Anna Maria, married Chester Kimbal, all of Spafford, 
N. Y. ; and Lorenzo, of Auburn, N. Y. ; Julia Ann of Liberty, 
Pa.; Peter F., of Little Rock, Arkansas; and John ot 
Natchez, Mississippi. They were all then of full age, 
except: Susan, Jane, and Davenport, who were minors.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Polly W., wife of Jonas Terbush. Died March 4, 1842, 
age 59 years, 9 months, 15 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

TINKHAM. 

Adah (Windsor), wife of Capt. Daniel Tinkham. Died 
February 28, 1851, age 82 years, 3 months, 19 days. 

(Daniel Tinkham, son of Hezekiah and Girzel Tinkham, 
first settled in Vermont, and from there came to this town 
about 1803, and settled on the State's Hundred Acres on 
Lot 89, Marcellus. These lands he sold in 1810. and moved 
on the east side hill, where he remained until after the 
decease of his wife, Adah, when he moved with his son, 
Zenas Tinkham, to Summerville, Mich., where he died. His 
father and mother: Hezekiah and Grizel Tinkham, had the 
following children : Elizabeth, Gehany, Renew, John, Peter, 
Sally, Grizel, Nehemiah, Daniel, Samuel, and Philip. 

Daniel Tinkham, born April 30, 1767, married Adah 
Windsor, born November 9, 1768, at Smithfield, R. I., who 
was the daughter of John and Mary (Smith) Windsor. His 
wife was descended from Joshua Windsor, who came to 
Providence, R. I., from England as early as 1637, as follows: 
Jrshua, Samuel, Joshua, John, Adah. She was also 
descended from Roger Williams of Rhode Island, as follows : 
Roger, Mercy, Joshua, John, Adah. Mr. Tinkham, by his 
wife Adah, had the following children, part bom in Vermont 
and the balance in this town: John, born December 26, 



256 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

1790, died unmarried, buried probably at Thom Hill; 
Mercy, born September 3, 1792, married Calvin Campbell, 
died at Grand Ledge, Mich; Russel, born July 21, 1794, 
married Man,- Cook, died in Spafford, N. Y. ; Stephen, born 
June 21, 1796, married Roxana Wait, died in Ohio ; Alanson, 
born October 5, 1798, married Betsey Grinnell, daughter of 
Isaiah Grinnell, died in Orleans County, N. Y, ; Relly, born 
December 28, 1800, married Chloe Grinnell, daughter of 
Isaiah Grinnell, died in Orleans County, N. Y. ; Praxana, 
born February 22, 1803, married John Grinnell, son of 
Isaiah Grinnell, she died in Orleans County, N. Y., and her 
husband married (2) Tacy Babcock, daughter of John 
Babcock; Zenas, born April 18, 1805, married Lovedy Look, 
sister of Russel Tinkham's wife Mary, she was born July, 
1806, and he and she died at Summerville, Mich. ; Almeda, 
bora December 27, 1807, married Hiram W. Hayes, she died 
in Quincy, Mich., and in 1898 her husband was residing in 
Pomona, Cal; Cynthia, born April 29, 1810, married 
William Smith, she was living in 1898 in Pomona, Cal. ; and 
Adah, born April 17, 1813, died young.) 

(Spafford.) 
Russell Tinkham, (son of Daniel and Adah (Windsor) 
Tinkham). Died May 31, 1874, age 79 years, 10 months, 
20 days. 

(He married Mary Cook, daughter of Joseph and Mary 
Cook, who were bom in Falmouth, Cornwall, England, 
where they were also married and their daughter Mary 
bom. By his wife Mary he had the following children, 
* born in this town : John Cook, bora May 27, 1817, married 
(1) Phebe Harris and (2) Jane Harris, daughters of Wil- 
liam and Nancy (Davis) Harris, he died at Glen Haven, 
N. Y., but was buried at Grand Ledge, Michigan ; Delevan, 
born August 28, 1818, married Lona Babcock, residing in 
1898 at Cold Water, Mich. ; Mary Ann, born June 29, 1820, 
married Uriah Roundy, son of Capt. Asahel and Hannah 
(Weston) Roundy, resides in Spafford, N. Y.; Emily, born 
August 17, 1S22, married Warren Doty, she died 1899 at 
Homer, N. Y., where her husband is still living; LaFayette, 
born July 30, 1824, married Mary Ann Carr, daughter of 
Thurston and Lorane (Green) Carr, resides in Spafford, 
N. Y.; Marinda, born July 30, 1826, died young; Charlotte, 
bom December 23, 1828, married David Bailey, resides in 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 257 

Cold Water, Mich.; Lovedy, born May 3, 1830, married 
Oscar Burdick, son of Russel M. and Esther (Whiting) 
Burdick, both died in Quincy, Mich. ; and Lovinas, Dorn May 
30, 1832, married Elnora Burdick, daughter of Christopher 
Avery and Eugenia Jane (Nash) Burdick, resided in Scott, 
Cortland County, N .Y., but died in December, 1900.) 

(Spafford.) 
Mary (Cook), wife of Russell Tinkham. Died February 
11, 1866, age 74 years, 3 months, 3 days. 

(Spafford.) 
Marinda, daughter of Russell and Mary (Cook) Tinkham. 
Died October 17, 1827, age 2 years, 2 months, 17 days. 
" Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest, 
God called thee when he thought best." 

(Spafford.) 
William Henry, son of Zenas and Lovedy (Cook) Tink- 
ham. Died April 12, 1851, age 5 years, 4 months, 18 days. 

(Spafford.) 



TOWN. 

Mr. Isaac Town. Died January 10, 1819, age 62 years, 
1 month. 

(He married Judith Turner, and by her had the following 
children, mentioned in his will, dated December 12, 1818, 
and probated February 4, 1819 : Alphea, Orrin, married 
Lydia Ford; Clark, married Electa Churchill; Simon; Pru- 
dence, married Lauren Norton, son of David and Dinah 
(Wilton) Norton; Sophia; Matilda; and Sylvia.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Judith (Turner), wife of Isaac Town. Died July 15, 
1821, age 62 years, 7 months. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Orrin Town, (son of Isaac and Judith (Turner) Town). 
Died October 2, 1842, age 55 years,, 5 months, 12 days. 
" Lovely in life, peaceful in death." 
(He married Lydia Ford.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Lydia Ford, wife of Orrin Town. Died November 14, 
1876, age 87 years, 8 months. 

(Cold Brook.) 



258 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Alfred C. Town, (son of Orrin and Lydia (Ford) Town). 
Died September 20, 1859, ape 41 years. 

(He married Hannah Dalton, an English woman, and by 
her had the following: Orrin L. ; Mary L. ; William J.; 
Wesley A.; and Hattie, who died in 1874, age 13 years.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Hannah (Dalton) , wife of Alfred C. Town. Died Decem- 
ber 5, 1874, age 46 years. 

" We miss thee." 

(Cold Brook.) 
Hattie Town, (daughter of Alfred C. and Hannah 
(Dalton) Town). Died November 26, 1874, age 13 years. 
3 months. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Harriet, daughter of Clark and Electa (Churchill) Town. 
Died July 31, 1836, age 20 years, 11 months, 14 days. 

(Mrs. Clark Town is supposed to have been a daughter of 
John and Martha Churchill.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

TRUMBULL. 

Dr. Benjamin Trumbull. Died May 28, 1835, age 46 
years. 

" There is rest in Heaven." 

(Dr. Trumbull resided in the Village of Borodino; in 
his will dated May 7, 1835, and probated July 28, 1835, he 
mentions his wife, Lydia C. Trumbull, his adopted daughter, 
Jane Trumbull, his nephew Benjamin Trumbull, son of his 
brother, Jonathan Trumbull, and also Benjamin T. Coming 
and Benjamin T. Kneeland for respect shown by being 
named after the deecased. In the petition for probate, men- 
tion is made of the following brothers and sisters : Jonathan 
Trumbull of Spafford, N. Y. ; Asaph Trumbull of New York 
City; Philomelia Rolls, wife of John Rolls of Cortland Co., 
N. Y. ; Sarah Warner, wife of Kirtland Warner of Jackson, 
Washington Co., N. Y. ; Hannah Peters; and Asiba Hall, 
■wife of George Hall, each of Hebron, Conn., all of full age.) 

(Borodino.) 

Lydia C, wife of Dr. Benjamin Trumbull. Died July 14, 
1837, age 50 years. 

(Borodino.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 259 

Jane, (adopted) da Lighter of Benjamin and Lydia C. 
Trumbull. Died Mavch 15, 1839, age 17 years, 5 months. 

(Borodino.) 

TUCKER. 

Henry Tucker. Died February 4, 1885, age 70 years, 4 
months. 

(Mr. Tucker in his will, dated September 3, 1881. and pro- 
bated April 6, 1885, mentioned his -wife, Mary Ann Tucker, 
and his children: Adeline; Jenetti, married Sullivan Carr, 
son of Almond Carr; Norman ; Mary Jane Edgecomb of 
Scott, N. Y. ; Maria Coon of Skaneateles, N. Y. ; and Harriet 
French of Auburn, N. Y. The first three mentioned above 
were then of Spafford, N. Y.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Mary Ann, wife of Henry Tucker. Died September 20, 
1886, age 69 years, 4 months. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

TURNER. 

Mary, daughter of Oscar and Caroline (Case) Turner. 
Died November 7, 1882, age 4 years, 9 months. 

(She was accidentally burned to death, by her clothes 
catching fire. Oscar Turner married Caroline Case, 
daughter of Aaron G. and Rebecca (Monk) Case.) 

(Borodino.) 

TUTTLE. 

Daniel Tuttle, (son of Oliver and Abigail Tuttle). Died 
January 2, 1854, age 73 years. 

(Oliver Tuttle, son of Gershom Tuttle, was born in Clare- 
mont, N. H., and from his native place first settled in 
Oneida County, N. Y. From there he went to Cincinnatus 
Cortland County, and then to Ot'sco, N. Y., about 179S, and 
resided on lot 14, Tully, in Otisco Hollow, until his decease. 
He is known to have had a son, Daniel, who came to Otisco 
when he first settled there, a son William, and perhaps other 
children. He and his wife Abigail were among the first 
members of the Congregational Church, organized at Otisco 
Center. 



260 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Daniel Tuttle (son of Oliver), married Mary Ropers, 
daughter of Benjamin Rogers, and by her had: John 
Rogers, born July 13, 1S19, died February 7, 1899, in Spaf- 
ford Hollow, married (1) Lucy Gambell, daughter of Squire 
Gambell of Otisco, N. Y.. and (2) widow of Joseph Clark, 
deceased, he never had any issue by either wife, but by the 
last wife he had five step children : Frances, Anna, Joseph, 
Sarah, and Alice Clark, he was buried in Spafford Hollow 
Cemetery; William Nicholas, born November 25, 1828, mar- 
ried Lucy Seviah Howe, daughter of Perley and Dorris 
(French) Howe, of Otisco, N. Y., and "widow of Joseph H. 
Stanley, (he has a son, Rev. Henry William Tuttle, residing 
at Manchester, Iowa) , he resided in 1899 on the Skaneateles 
and Hamilton Turnpike road, in the town of Otisco, P. 0. 
Vesper, N. Y. ; Emily A., married Hiram Ingerson, (has 
four children : Mary, Emma, Darius, and Sarah) ; and 
Darius D., married Abigail Cowles, daughter of Samuel 
Cowles of Otisco, and died in Otisco, December 11, 1870, 
without issue. The widow of Darius D. Tuttle, in her peti- 
tion for letters of administration upon her deceased hus- 
band's estate, dated September 4, 1871, besides herself (Abi- 
gail C. Tuttle) mentions Mercy Tuttle, his mother, of Otisco, 
John R., and William N. Tuttle of Otisco, N. Y., his brothers, 
Emily A., wife of Hiram Ingerson of Clay, N. Y., a sister, 
and Mary L., wife of Elisha S. Cowles, of Oconomowoc, Wis- 
consin, a child of Louisa Price, a deceased sister of Darius 
D. Tuttle, then all of full age.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Mary, widow of Daniel Tuttle. Died June 30, 1887, age 
93 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

Julia Ann, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Rogers) 
Tuttle. Died June 27, 1847, age 20 years, 6 months, 23 
days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

UNCKLESS . 

Mary A. (Snook), wife of John Unckless. Died Septem- 
ber 10, 1876, age 69 years. 

(John Unckless was born February 5, 1814, near Bristol, 
England; he marride Mary A. Snook, daughter of Dr. 
William Snook, and by her had the following children: Ann 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 261 

Elizabeth, died unmarried in Minneapolis, Minn.; Mary 
Ann, married Mark Harvey, son of Paul and Sally (Hiscock) 
Harvey, as his second wife, resides at Borodino, N. Y. ; 
John A., married Alice Van Allen, he was a member of the 
122d Regt. N. Y. Vols. Inft. in the War of 1861, been Super- 
visor of this town, and resides at Borodino, N. Y., carpenter 
and teacher; Edward, resides unmarried in Friend, 
Nebraska; and Frank, died unmarried, buried in Borodino 
Cemetery. Mr. Unckless came to this country about 1832, 
and settled in this town in 1862. He was also a member of 
Company " D," 122d Regt., N. Y. Vols, in the War of 1861. 
He died January 15, 1899 and was buried in this cemetery. 
Age 85 years.) 

(Borodino.) 

Ann Elizabeth Unckless, daughter of John and Mary 
(Snook) Unckless. Died December 15, 1888, age 50 years. 

(Borodino.) 



UNDERWOOD. 

Timothy W. Underwood, (son of Chester Underwood). 
Died March 18, 1877, age 61 years, 7 months, 25 days. 
(He married Hettie Ann Townley.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

Hettie Ann (Townley), wife of Timothy W. Underwood. 
Died February 5, 1882, age 63 years, 5 days. 
" At Rest." 

(Cold Brook.) 

Theodore D., son of Timothy W. and Hettie Ann (Town- 
ley) Underwood. Died April 1, 1863, age 12 years, 10 
months, 14 days. 

" None but a parent's heart can tell, 
How much it costs to bid a child farewell." 

(Cold Brook.) 

Frank C, son of Timothy W. and Hettie Ann (Townley) 
Underwood. Died August 14, 1861, age 7 years, 3 months, 
5 days. 

" Our Little Son, gone but not forgotten." 

(Cold Brook.) 



262 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

VAIL. 

Lucius Vail. Died March 24, 1852, age 54 years. 
(He married Irena Churchill, daughter of John and 
Martha Churchill ; after his decease his widow married for 
a second husband Harvey Anthony.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Irena (Churchill), wife of Lucius Vail. Died May 8, 
1881, age 78 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Daniel Vail. Died August 13, 1844, age 73 years, 5 
months, 3 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Sarah, wife of Daniel Vail. Died November 10, 1844, 
age 69 years, 11 months, 25 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Daniel S. Vail. Died October 27, 1873, age 73 years, 3 
months, 12 days. 

(In a petition for letter of administration upon his estate, 
dated February 1, 1875, by Esther P. Mason, wife of Mor- 
timer Mason, son of Hiram and Maria (Green) Mason, the 
petitioner states she was the only child of deceased, and 
mentions no widow.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Ida, wife of Daniel S. Vail. Died January 2, 1863, age 
62 years, 4 months, 21 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

VAN BENSCHOTEN. 

James Van Benschoten. Died June 13, 1885, age 74 
years. 

(Mr. Van Benschoten married (1) a Miss Price and (2) 
Julia Knapp, and had the following children by his first 
wife: Ellen Dunbar; Edwin S., married Sarah Eliot, 
daughter of Andrew J. and Sarah Ann (Bulfinch) Eliot, he 
is now deceased, leaving one son Eliot, who married Minnie 
Odell, daughter of John and Anna (Rounds) Odell; John 
G., married (1) Mary E. Eliot, daughter of Andrew J. and 
Sarah Ann (Bulfinch) Eliot, and (2) Nellie Hookway, he 
is a merchant residing at Spafford Corners, by his first 
wife John had two children, Andrew and Grace, and by his 
second wife one small child) ; Richard P.; Nancy I., married 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 263 

Perry Norton, son of Erastus and Mary (Isdell) Norton, 
she is now deceased, leaving her husband and several chil- 
dren, residing in Scott, N. Y. ; Louisa M., married William 
Joslin, of Homer, N. Y., no issue; and by his second wife 
Mr. Van Benschoten had : Ruth E., resides unmarried with 
her mother in Locke, N. Y. ; Charles K., died of yellow fever, 
unmarried ; Mary E., died unmarried ; and Herman, married 
Augusta Hunahoe of Locke, Cayuga County, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 
Mary E., died August 21, 1882, age 16 years. 
Charles K., died June 6, 1885, age 21 years. 
Children of James and Julia (Knapp) Van Benschoten. 

(Spafford.) 
Mary E. Eliot, wife of John G. Van Benschoten. Died 
October, 1891, age 45 years. 

(Spafford.) 
Schuyler, son of Byron and Charlotte (Brown) Van 
Benschoten. Died November 20, 1S86, age 17 years. 
" Too pure for earth, he has gone to Heaven to blossom 

there." 
(Byron Benschoten married Charlotte Brown, daughter 
of Jacob and Deborah (Morris) Brown. After his decease 
his widow married for a second husband Charles Hurd.) 

(Spafford.) 

VANDENBURGH. 

Stephen Vandenburgh. Died February 8, 1882, age 82 
years. I 

(He married Maria Calkins, daughter of Abram and Eliz- 
abeth Calkins, and by her had the following children : John, 
married Minerva Dedrick, resided at Stiles, N. Y. ; Augustin, 
married Mary Eggleston, daughter of Dea. Benjamin and 
Elizabeth (Wiltsie) Eggleston, resided in Syracuse, N. Y. ; 
Charles, married and died in St. Paul, Minn., he was a 
graduate of Yale College, read law and became Judge of 
the Supreme Court in the State of Minnesota; Abram, was 
a druggest; Ann, married Jacob Chapman and moved to 
Michigan; Caroline and Elizabeth died unmarried at the 
ages of 20 and 14 years. Mr. Vandenburgh came to this 
town from Stephentown, N. Y.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 



264 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Maria (Calkins), wife of Stephen Vandenburgh. Died 
August 25, 1885, age 51 years, 8 months. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Caroline, daughter of Stephen and Maria (Calkins) Van- 
denburgh. Died August 5, 1854, age 20 years, 2 months. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Elizabeth, daughter of Stephen and Maria (Calkins) 
Vandenburgh. Died September 2, 1855, age 14 years, 2 
months. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

VANDERLIN. 

Francis E., son of James and Betsey Vanderlin. Died 
November 2, 1844, age 2 years, 2 months. 

(Borodino.) 

VAN PATTEN. 

Samantha, wife of Aaron Van Patten. Died December 
15, 1858, age 39 years, 3 months, 2 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

VARY. 

Richard and Charles Vary were important early residents 
in the northern end of this town ; the latter was at one time 
Supervisor, and at another time Member of Assembly from 
the town of Spafford. Charles R. Vary died in California, 
but was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N. Y.) 

WALLACE. 

Benjamin Wallace. Died . Age 



(He came to this town from Pittstown, Rensselaer Co., 
N. Y., with his son, Daniel Wallace, Sr., who married Mary 
Low.) 

(Old Borodino.) 

Daniel Wallace, (son of Benjamin Wallace). Died Nov- 
ember 21, 1854, age 84 years, 8 months, 21 days. 

(He was bora in Pittstown, Rensselaer County, N. Y., in 
1768, and came to Skaneateles with his father Benjamin, 
wife Mary Low, and four eldest children, Washington, 
William, Daniel and Lucy in March, 1805, and from there 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 265 

moved upon Lot 88, Marcellus, in this town, in February, 
1808. By his wife Mary he had the following children, 
all born in this town except four eldest above named, who 
were born in Pittstown, N. Y. : Washington, married 
Deborah B. Eddy, daughter of John Eddy, Sr., he died in 
this town and was buried in this cemetery ; William, married 
Amelia Eddy, daughter of Seth Eddy, he and his wife are 
dead, and buried in this cemetery; Daniel, Jr., bom April 
20, 1802, married Caroline Marshall, daughter of Joseph 
Marshall; both dead and buried in this cemetery; Lucy, 

married Baker of Onondaga Valley, N. Y. ; Alice 

(Ellis), married John Babcock, Jr., as his second wife, both 
dead ; Benjamin, married Laura Davis, daughter of Col. 
Lewis C. Davis, both dead and buried in Davis Yard (no 
stone), he died at New Hope, N. Y., August 11, 1879, age 
70 years; David; Morgan L., married Olive Eddy, daughter 
of Seth Eddy ; Charles, married Amanda Wheeler, sister of 

Orrin Wheeler of Cold Brook, and (2) Matilda , he 

is dead, and buried in this cemetery (no stone) ; and Mary, 
married Norton Van Sickland, moved to Cincinnati, Ohio.) 

(Borodino.) 

Mary (Low) Wallace, wife of Daniel Wallace. Died 
October 7, 1846, age 68 years, 11 months. 

(Borodino.) 

Washington Wallace, (son of Daniel and Mary (Low) 
Wallace). Died May 11, 1841, age 42 years. 
" If ever my children do come nigh 
And on this marble cast an eye, 
Then on this willow drop a tear 
For one that always loved you dear." 
(Mr. Wallace was bom in Pittstown, N. Y. ; he kept a 
public house in the village of Borodino. By his wife, 
Deborah B. Eddy, he had the following children: John 
Daniel, married Althea Case of Floyd, Oneida County, N. Y., 
he resides (1898) in Geneseo, Livingston County, N. Y. ; 
Edwin R., married Annie F. Freeman, daughter of Jeffer- 
son Freeman, former President of the Merchants' National 
Bank of Syracuse, he resides in Syracuse, N. Y. ; George 
W., married Eunice Barker, daughter of John Barker of 
Floyd, Oneida County, N. Y., resides in Borodino N. Y. ; 
Harriet, died at 22 years, in Floyd, N. Y., unmarried; Julia, 



260 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

died young in Borodino N. Y. ; and Franklin Henry, died 
young in Borodino, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

Franklin, son of Washington and Beborah B. (Eddy) 
Wallace. Died March 23, 1837, age 1 year, 10 months. 

(Borodino.) 

Julia, daughter of Washington and Deborah B. (Eddy) 
Wallace. Died May 15, 1838, age 7 months. 

(Borodino.) 

William Wallace, (son of Daniel and Mary (Low) Wal- 
lace). Died January 2, 1881. age 81 years. 

(He married Amelia Eddy, and by her had three sons: 
Corydon, went West; Benjamin, died in Pennsylvania; and 
Ichabod, married Laura Havens, daughter of Ebenezer 
Havens, dead.) 

(Borodino.) 

Amelia (Eddy), wife of William Wallace. Died March 
7, 1872, age 71 years. 

(Borodino.) 

Daniel Wallace, Jr., son of Daniel and Mary (Low) Wal- 
lace. Born April 20, 1802. Died April 13, 1890. 

(By his wife, Caroline Marshall, he had the following 
■children: Helen M., died young; Simon Bolivar, married 
Mary Ann Cornell, daughter of John and Miranda (Cady) 
Cornell, he resides in Borodino, N. Y., farmer and lawyer; 
Napoleon Bonaparte, married Harriet D. Redway, daughter 
of Almond T. and Martha (Wheeler) Redway, he was a 
member of the 13th N. Y. Inft. and 15th N. Y. Cav. Vols., 
War of 1861; Santa Anna, born March 2, 1841, mar- 
ried 1866, Florence M. Redway, daughter of Almond T. 
and Martha (Wheeler) Redway, (three daughters living), 
resides in Borodino, N. Y.; Maria Antoinette; Demetrius 

Ypsilanti, married (1) and (2) 

, resides in Syracuse, N. Y. ; Andrew Jackson, died 



at three years; Andrew Jackson, 2d, died in 1868. Mr. 
Wallace was a farmer, and at one time a very large land 
owner in this town ; in politics he was a Democrat, and in 
his party a man of potent influence; he was a public spirited 
man, a good citizen, and was generally respected by his 
townspeople.) 

(Borodino.) 



STAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GBNEALOGICAL NOTES 267 

Caroline (Marshall), jvife of Daniel Wallace, Jr. Died 
July 25, 1878, age 76 years, 4 months. 

(Borodino.) 
Andrew Jackson, son of Daniel, Jr., and Caroline (Mra- 
shall) Wallace. Died Februaiy 7, 1837, age 3 years. 

(Borodino.) 
Andrew Jackson, 2nd, son of Daniel, Jr. and Caroline 
(Marshall) Wallace. Died October 28, 1868, age 30 years, 
4 months, 25 days. 

" None knew him but to love him, 

None named him but to praise." 

" Faith, Hope and Charity.' 

(Borodino.) 
Helen M., daughter of Daniel, Jr. and Caroline (Mar- 
shall) Wallace. Died August 19, 1832, age 4 years, 11 
months. 

(Borodino.) 
Napoleon Bonaparte, (son of Daniel, Jr., and Caroline 
Wallace) . 

A member of Company " F," 13th Regt, N. Y. Vols. Inft., 
and Sergeant, Company " B," 15th Regt., N. Y. Vol. Cav. 
Bom 1829, died 1878. 
4 (He died in Skaneateles, N. Y. ; by his wife Harriet D. 
Redway he had two children: Hypatia and Florence 
Wallace.) 

(Borodino.) 
Harriet D. (Redway) , wife of Napoleon Bonaparte Wal- 
lace. Born 1841, died 1894. 

(Borodino.) 
Amanda (Wheeler), wife of Charles Wallace. Died 
September 11, 1844, age 33 years, 1 month. 

(Charles Wallace was a son of Daniel and Mary (Low) 
Wallace; he is also deceased and buried in this cemetery. 
(No stone.) 

(Borodino.) 
Morgan Wallace, son of Ichabod and Laura (Havens) 
Wallace. Died June 9, 1891, age 28 years. 

(Ichabod Wallace, son of William and Amelia (Eddy) 
Wallace, and grandson of Daniel and Mary (Low) Wal- 
lace, married Laura Havens, daughter of Ebenezer and 
Laura (Pettis) Havens, and by her had one son, Morgan 
Wallace, married Flora B. Havens, widow. Ichabod Wal- 



26$ »NON*AOA HISTORICAL ASS©G4Ayi«N 

lace is also deceased and buried in this cemetery. (No 
stone.) 

(Borodino.) 



Flora B. Havens, wife of Morgan Wallace. 
(Living in 1899.) 



(Borodino.) 



' 'Our Josephine." " Gone Home." 

Mary Josephine, daughter of William and Maria 
(Briggs) Wallace. Died April 23, 1866, age 21 years, 7 
months, 18 days. 

(William Wallace was born in the North of Ireland, and 
came to this country with his cousin, John Wallace, and 
first settled in Cambridge, Washington County, N. Y. He 
and John came to this town from the latter place, about May 
10, 1836, and settled first on the Dakin Fisher farm, on 
Lot 11, Tully. He married Maria Briggs, and after the 
death of his daughter, Josephine, he and his wife moved to 
Michigan and left no descendants here.) 

(Borodino.) 

John Wallace. Born May 22, 1811, died May 24, 1893. 

(He was bom in the North of Ireland, and came to this 
country when a boy, and first settled in Cambridge, Wash- 
ington County, N. Y., and from there came to this town, 
with his cousin William Wallace, and purchased the Dakin 
Fisher farm on the East Side Hill, on Lot 11, Tully, May 
10, 1836. He married (1) Mercy R. Woodworth, daughter 
of James and Hannah (Fish) Woodworth, and (2) Cor- 
nelia M. Barker, daughter of Darius and Mary (Cooper) 
Barker and widow of George W. Lyon. 

By his last wife he had no issue, but by the first he had : 
Marion, married George Bishop, resides in Otisco, N. Y. ; 
John Irving, married (1) Julia Thompson, and (2) Eva 
Donaldson, resided in Jackson, Minnesota; Hannah, born 
Aprli 16. 1845, died November 11, 1S46; Helen M., married 
Miles Thompson, resided in Clarence, Mo.; Lillian, born 
born February 26, 1856, died November 16, 1865; Lucas, 
bom April 24, 1S51, died February 13, 1880, unmarried; 
Hannah 2nd, married Jay Grout, son of John Grout, Jr., 
died in Iowa, (leaving two children: Carlton John, and 
Lillian Hannah Grout of Rock Rapids, Iowa) ; James, mar- 
ried Deborah Hurd, daughter of Charles and Charlotte 
(Brown) Hurd, resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Hugh M., resides 



STAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH CfaNSALOCaCAL NOTES 2G9 

in Selegman, Missouri; and Eureka, married Earl Hazzard 
and resides in Homer, N. Y. Mr. Wallace for a short time 
resided in Otisco, N. Y., and part of his children were born 
there, the balance in this town. His widow still (1899) 
resides in Spafford.) 

(Spafford.) 

Among the brothers and sisters of John Wallace, who 
came to this country- from Ireland, were : Robert, resided in 
Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. ; Nancy, married Robert Nesbit, she 
died in this town, leaving descendants here; Matilda, mar- 
ried Alexander Gordon, she resides in this town with her 
son-in-law, Lyman C. Bennett, (died 1900) ; and Jane, 
married Robert O'Neil, resided in Michigan, (Uriah Roundy 
thinks the latter married John Faris instead of Robert 
O'Neil.) 

Mercy R. (Woodworth), wife of John Wallace. Born 
June 22, 1822, died August 7, 1865. 

(Spafford.) 

Hannah, born April 16, 1845, died November 11, 1816. 

Lillian, born February 26, 1856, died November 16, 1865. 

Lucas, born April 24, 1851, died February 13, 1880. 

Children of John and Mercy R. (Woodworth) Wallace. 

(Spafford.) 

WALKER. 
Rhoda Walker. Died June 2, 1842, age 88 years. 

(Stanton Yard.) 

WATSON. 
Jennett, wife of George R. Watson. Died November 29, 
1850, age 52 years, 7 months. 

(George R. Watson was a Scotchman, and a weaver by 

trade; he married (1) Jennett and (2) Elsie 

Peck, daughter of Samuel Peck.) 

(Borodino.) 

WAINE. 
John Waine. Died October 19, 1848, age 48 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

WALCH. 

Mary, wife of John Walch. Died November 26, 1837, age 
57 years, 4 months, 20 days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 



270 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

WEBSTER. 

Mary, wife of William Webster. Died March 10, 1868, 
age 85 years. 

(William Webster and his wife Mary were born in Ire- 
land ; after the decease of her husband in the old country, 
Mrs. Webster came here with her son, Edward Webster, 
who married Betsey Alvord, and settled in Cold Brook, 
where she died. Mr. and Mrs. Webster had a daughter, 
Sarah A. Webster, who married Thomas Alvord, a brother 
of Edward Webster's wife.) 

(Cold Brook.) 

WELLINGTON. 

Sarah A., wife of Nathaniel Wellington. Died April 10, 
1853, age 56 years. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Charles, son of Nathaniel and Sarah A. Wellington. Died 
February 26, 1840, age 11 years, 9 months, 15 days. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Theodore A., son of Acil T. and Polly C. Wellington. Died 
August 17, 1839, age 1 year, 11 days. 

(Cold Brook.) 
Helen. Died February 11, 1846, age 3 years. 
Henriett. Died March 6, 1846, age 1 year. 
Children of Acil T. and Polly C. Wellington. 

(Cold Brook.) 

WESTON. 

Edmund C. Weston, (son of James and Ruth (Lincoln) 
Weston) . Died August 23, 1874, age 76 years. 

(Edmund C. Weston was born July 15, 1798, in Portland, 
Me., and came with his parents at an early age to Smith- 
field, Madison County, N. Y.He was a clothier by trade, and 
came to this town and purchased an interest in the Clothing, 
Fulling and Carding works located in Factory Gulf, on the 
Skaneateles and Homer road, on Lot 74, Marcellus. Here 
he met and married Clorinda Rathbone, daughter of James 
and Margaret (Ashley) Rathbone, and by her had the fol- 
lowing children, all born in this town : Edward, bom June 
9, 1822, died July 7, 1853, married Ulyssa Earl, daughter 
of William and Polly (Pitts) Earl, both dead; James R., 



born April 24, 1824, married Delight Clark, daughter of 
Zoroaster Clark of Scott, N. Y., he was a physician and 
surgeon, President of a bank in Townsend, in Montana, 
where he resides, also Probate Judge; Harriet C, born Feb- 
ruary 5, 1827, married Cyrus Lyon, resides in Borodino, 
N. Y.; Henry, born August 3, 1830, married Sarah Earl, 
daughter of William and Polly (Pitts) Earl, he died January 
28, 1897, and wife resides in Borodino, X. Y., no issue; 
and Daniel W., bom February 10, 1834, died September 8, 
1898, married Sarah A. Briggs, who died March 19, 1890, 
both buried at Soule Cemetery, Sennett, N. Y. (One child, 
Mrs. W. D. Seaman.) 

(Borodino.) 

Clorinda A.Rathbone, wife of Edmund C. Weston. Died 
June 19, 1883, age 85 years, 10 months. 

(She was born in Pittsfield, Mass., August 14, 1797.) 

(Borodino.) 

Henry Weston, (son of Edmund C. and Clorinda A. 
(Rathbone) Weston). Born August 3, 1830, died January 
28, 1897. 

(He was a farmer by occupation ; had been Supervisor of 
the town.) 

(Borodino.) 

Sarah Earl, wife of Henry Weston. Born in 1830, still 
living in 1899. 

(Borodino.) 

Edward Weston (son of Edmund C. and Clorinda A. 
(Rathbone) Weston). Died July 7, 1853, age 31 years, 28 
days. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Ulyssa (Earl), wife of Edward Weston. Died January 
28, 1869, age 40 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

William Weston, (son of Edward and Ulyssa (Earl) 
Weston). Died April 16, 1854, age 2 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Edward Weston, Jr., (son of Edward and Ulyssa (Earl) 
Weston). Born December 19, 1853, died May 8, 1872. 

(Thorn Hill.) 

James Weston of Portland, Me., married (1) Ruth Lin- 
coln, and moved to Smithfield, Madison County, N. Y., 
where he married for a second wife, Lois Fish; by his first 



?72 



ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 



wife he had: John, married Jane Hillebert, daughter of 
John C. Hillebert of Borodino, N. Y., he died in Michigan ■ 
Edmund C, married Clorinda A. Rathbone, daughter of 
James and Margaret (Ashley) Rathbone; and Lvdia, mar- 
ried Gilbert Vanderhoof, she died in Illinois; and by his 
second wife, James Weston had: Stephen, and James,' both 
of whom married and went West. 



WHALEY. 

26, 1834, aj 

(Spafford.) 



Mr. Charles Whaley. Died July 26, 1834, age 64 year 
months. 



WHEELER. 

Julia Amelia, daughter of Orrin and Mary Ann Wheeler. 
Died September 27, 1855, age 6 years, 3 months, 19 days. 
" This lovely bud was nipped so soon, 
To rise and bloom beyond the tomb." 
(Orrin Wheeler was a pedler; he died in the War of 
1861, and his widow, Mary Ann Wheeelr, was accidentally 
killed by falling off the hotel steps at Glen Haven, N. Y. 
Mr. Wheeler's children were: John, married a Miss Law- 
rence; Mary, married (1) a Mr. Manley and (2) a Mr. 
Fuller of Homer, N. Y. ; Charles, married in Michigan, and 
returned to Spafford where he now resides; and Carrie, 
married and resides in Binghamton, N. Y.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
WHITING. 

Ira B., son of Thomas and Esther Whiting. Died August 
10, 1830, in the 27th year of his age. 

(He died of smallpox, unmarried. Thomas and Esther 
Whiting had the following children: Thomas S., married 
Polly Crane; Esther, married Russel M. Burdick; Ansel, 
married a Miss Nancy Burdick; Ira B., died unmarried; 
Arlo, married and moved to Michigan; Eliza; Harriet, and 
Lovina, married Joel Nash, the latter was the mother of 
Avery Burdick's wife, Eugenia Jane Nash. Mr. Whiting 
resided where Edwin Morris now (1899) resides on Lot 
81, Tully.) 

(Cold Brook.) 



SPAFFORD MOETUAEY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 273 

WHITNEY. 

Clorinda, wife of William B. Whitney. Died May 23, 
1854, age 71 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

W1LBER. 

James B. Wilber, son of William T. and Olive (Orton) 
Wilber. A member of company " B," 15th Regt., N. Y. Cav. 
Vols. Died August 3, 1870, age 26 years. 

(William T. Wilber married Olive Orton, daughter of 
Zenas and Sally Orton.) 

(Borodino.) 

WILCOX. 

Matilda Wilcox. Died March 29, 1852, age 20 years, 4 
months, 20 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

WILLIAMS. 

Abigail Williams. Died April 11, 1891, in her 71st year. 
(She was the mother of Jane Williams, wife of Jeremiah 
W. Nodine, Jr.) 

(Cold Brook.) 
Louisa, daughter of John and Catherine Williams. Died 
June 22, 1855, age 18 years, 9 months. 

(Borodino.) 

WILLIAMSON. 

" Our Father," Cornelius Williamson. Died December 
30, 1858, age 78 years. 

(He married Eliza Ostrander, and by her had the follow- 
ing children: Aaron, died unmarried; Henry, died un- 
married; Maria, married Nathan Raymond; Eliza, married 
Thaddeus Dunbar as his second wife; Hannah, married Dr. 
Zachariah Derbyshire as his second wife; Mary Jane, mar- 
ried Joseph Harmon, both dead; Nancy, married Peter 
Ostrander ; and Catherine, married Charles Bartow of Earl- 
ville, Madison County, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

" Our Mother," Eliza Ostrander, wife of Cornelius Wil- 
liamson. Died December 11, 1864, age 82 years. 

(Spafford.) 



274 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

Eliza, daughter of Cornelius and Eliza )Ostrander) 
Williamson. Died March 18, 1853, age 35 years. 

(She married Thaddeus Dunbar as his second wife.) 

(Spafford.) 

Aaron Williamson, (son of Cornelius and Eliza (Ostran- 
der) Williamson). Died February 23, 1867, age 60 years. 

(In the petition for letters of administration upon his 
estate, by Mary Harmon, his sister, dated February 28, 
1867, mention is made of the following sisters : Catherine 
Bartow of Earlville, N. Y. ; and Maiy Harmon of Spafford, 
N. Y.; and the following nephews and nieces: John H. 
Ostrander of Tully, N. Y., child of his deceased sister, Nancy 
Ostrander; John W. Raymond of Rockville, Kankakee Co., 
Illinois; Aaron Raymond of Oseo, Hillsdale County, Mich.; 
and Eliza Benschoten, residence unknown, children of Maria 
Raymond, a deceased sister; all of full age, except John H. 
Ostrander, a minor.) 

(Spafford.) 

Henry Williamson, (son of Cornelius and Eliza 
(Ostrander) Williamson). Died March 7, 1834, age 22 
years. (Spafford.) 

James Williamson, Jr. Died February 1, 1833, age 60 
years, 19 days. 

(Mr. Williamson came to this town from Minden, Mont- 
gomery County, N. Y., about April, 1806, and settled on a 
farm of 193 acres, on the northeast comer of Lot 12, Tully. 
In the petition for letters of administration upon his estate, 
made by his wife Hannah Williamson, dated February 12, 
1833, mention is made of the following children : Charles, 
married Charlotte , resided in Grant County, Wis. ; Jon- 
athan, married Esther , resided in Italy, Yates County, 

N. Y., and subsequently in Parma, Ohio ; Catherine, married 
Samuel Boutelle, of Spafford Hollow, N. Y. ; Hannah, mar- 
ried Thomas Andrews of Potter, Yates County, N. Y. ; 
Barber, died unmarried; Jane, married Orasmus C. Hutchi- 
son of Willoughby, Ohio; Richard, married Miss Van 
Hoosen of Preble, N. Y. ; Calvin, married Miss Jacobs of 
Spafford, N. Y. ; Harriet, died unmarried ; Esther, married 
James V. Skellie, son of William I. and Betsey (Boughtor.) 
Skellie, she died and was buried in Scott, N. Y. ; and James 
R., married Charity Rainey.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 275 

Hannah, wife of James Williamson, Jr. Died March 29, 
1857, age 74 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
James B. Williamson, (son of James, Jr., and Hannah 
Williamson). Died May 31, 1830, age 30 years, 8 months, 
10 days. 

(His wife, Charity Rainey, after his decease married 
Peter Churchell as his second wife.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Barber Williamson (son of James, Jr. and Hannah Wil- 
liamson). Died October 25, 1857, age 46 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Harriet Williamson, (daughter of James, Jr. and Hannah 
Williamson). Died May 16, 1861, age 38 years, 19 days. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 

WILLIS. 

George H. Willis, son of John and Mary Ann Willis. 
Died August 31, 1864, age 1 year, 6 months. 
(Mr. and Mrs. Willis were from Tully, N. Y.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Frederick W. Willis, son of John and Mary Ann Willis. 
Died June 5, 1864, age 1 week. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



WILTSIE. 

John Wiltsie, died August 24, 1852, age 84 years. 

(Thorn Hill.) 
Mary, wife of John Wiltsie, died August 19, 1845, age 75 
years. 

(It is claimed that John and Mary Wiltsie were the 
common ancestors of all of that name in town.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

WINCHESTER. 

' Ann W. (Berry), (wife of Winchester). Died 

January 10, 1849, age 44 years. 

(She was a daughter of Jonathan and Thankful Berry.) 

(Bor-odino.) 



276 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

WIRTH. 

Jennie F., daughter of Henry and Elllen (Moore) Wirth. 
Died November 10, 1881, age 1 year, 8 months, 18 days. 
" Budded on Earth to blossom in Heaven." 
(Henry Wirth -was a native of Switzerland, and his wife 
Ellen Moore, daughter of Joseph Moore, was a native of 
England.) 

(Borodino.) 

WOOD. 

Mary, daughter of Peter and Helen (Van Hoosen) Wood. 
Died October 15, 1868, age 3 years, 7 days. 

(Peter Wood, son of Cyrus Wood, married Helen Van 
Hoosen of Scott, N. Y.) 

(Borodino.) 

Lydia : wife of Ony Wood. Died May 24, 1826, age 29 
years. 

(By his wife Lydia, Mr. Wood had no issue; after her 
decease he married Rebecca Copp of this town, and moved 
to Chautauqua, N. Y., where he left issue by his second 
wife.) 

(Thorn Hill.) 

Harriet (Stevens) , wife of Warren Wood. Died October 
7, 1838, age 26 years, 6 months. 

(Jonas Wood, the father of Warren, care at an early date 
from Milton, Saratoga County, N. Y., first to Skaneateles, 
and soon after settled on a farm between Amber and Nav- 
arino, then in Marcellus, now Otisco, where he remained 
until his decease ; he had a large family ; most of whom were 
sons, who like their father, were tailors by trade. His wife 
was Elizabeth Easton, by whom he had: Charles, he was a 
soldier in the War of 1812, and died in Marcellus, unmar- 
ried; Stephen, died young; Warren, married (1) Harriet 
Stevens and (2) Henrietta Van Hosen, moved to Clinton, 
Michigan, where he died ; Himaaz, married Mary Salmon of 
Onondaga, he died in Marcellus and his wife out West; 
Caroline, married Martin Christler, both died in Sumpter, 
Mich.; Ann Eliza (twin), married James Benham and died 
in Bridgwater, Mich.; twin of Eliza, died young; Seymour 
N., married Lizana Roundy, daughter of Capt. Asahel and 
Hannah (Weston) Roundy, he died in Syracuse, and his 



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 277 

wife in 1899 resided in Onondaga Valley, N. Y.; Stephen C. 
(2nd), married Ursula Whiting, wife and he both dead; 

Marcus, married Caroline , he died in Clinton, 

Mich.; Cornell J., married (1) Sarah Carter, and (2) Sarah 
Easton, member of Company " H," 149th Rcgt, N. Y. Vols. 
Inft., lost a leg at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Va., resides 
in Brewertown, N. Y. There were one or two more, making 
thirteen in all, who died young.) 

(Borodino.) 

WOODWORTH. 

James Woodworth. Died October 11, 1858, age 79 years, 
11 months, 17 days. 

" He sweetly sang on Earth, 
Now sings in Heaven." 

(He was a native of Connecticut and first settled in 
Mayfield, Fulton County, N. Y. ; from there he came to this 
town about 1820, and settled on Lot 23, Sempronius. By 
his wife Hannah Fish, he had the following children : Joel 
C, married Sarah Eadie, daughter of James and Martha 
(Smith) Eadie; Jonathan F., married Emma Legg, 
daughter Capt. Otis and Polly (Sabin) Legg, and widow of 
Truman Cross; and Mercy R., married John Wallace, both 
dead.) 

(Spafford.) 

Hannah (Fish), wife of James Woodworth. Died March 
28, 1850, age 72 years. 

(Spafford.) 

Joel C. Woodworth, (son of James and Hannah (Fish) 
Woodworth). Died December 1, 1873, age 65 years, 5 
months, 5 days. 

(He was bora in Mayfield, Fulton County, N. Y., in 1808 ; 
by his wife Sarah Eadie he had : Cyrenus, married Char- 
lotte Norton, daughter of Seymour and Sally (Lyman) Nor- 
ton, farmer and surveyor, resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Perry 
F., married Martha Norton, daughter of Seymour and Sally 
(Lyman) Norton, was member of the 122nd Regt., N. Y. 
Vols. Inft., War of 18G1, farmer, has been Supervisor of 
the town, and held other minor town offices, resides in 
Spafford, N. Y. ; Arlo, married (1) Emma Bacon, daughter 
of William and Phebe (Isdell) Bacon, first wife dead, (2) 
Helen Norton, daughter of Erastus and Mary (Isdell) Nor- 



278 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

ton, and -widow of Wallace Gordon, he resides in Spafford, 
N. Y.; Justina, married Charles Rich of Borodino, N. Y.; 
Vestilina E., married Alfred G. Harrington, son of JenRs 
Harrington, resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Elizabeth M., mar- 
ried George Case; Hannah Martha, married James Bacon, 
son of William and Phebe (Isdell) Bacon; and James Irwin, 
and James Henry, each of whom died young.) 

(Spafford.) 

Sarah (Eadie), wife of Joel C. Woodworth. Died June 
17, 1884, age 75 years, 9 months, 15 days. 

(She was born in Rensselaerville, Rensselaer County, 
N. Y., in 1808.) 

(Spafford.) 

James Irwin, died September 13, 1840, age 3 years, 11 
months, 26 days. 

James Henry. Died May 16, 1843. 

Sons of Joel C. and Sarah (Eadie) Woodworth. 

(Spafford.) 

Joel C, son of Perry F. and Martha (Norton) Wood- 
worth. Died October 10, 1879, age 5 years, 9 months, 10 
days. 

" Our Darling Boy." 
(By his wife, Martha Norton, Mr. Woodworth had two 
children besides those here recorded : Gertrude I., a teacher 
and graduate of Cortland Normal School ; and Olin F., who 
resides at home in Spafford, N. Y.) 

(Spafford.) 

Lucretia E., daughter of Perry F. and Martha (Norton) 
Woodworth. Died October 1, 1879, age 12 years, y months, 
17 days. 

" Rest in Peace." 

(Spafford.) 

Emma (Bacon), wife of Arlo Woodworth. Born in 1851, 
died in 1894. 

(Spafford.) 
Leona. Born 1875, died 1887. 
Phebe. Born 1878, died 1882. 

Daughters of Arlo and Emma (Bacon) Woodworth. 
" We miss thee." 

(Spafford.) 



3PAFF0RD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 279 

Ambrose, son of Elias and Deidamia (Bassett) Wood- 
worth. Died September 16, 1829, age 21 years, 10 months, 
24 days. 

(Mr. and Mrs. Wg<ju worth resided at one time near the 
Center, but eventually moved out of town. Besides Am- 
brose they had three other sons : Enos, he moved to Michi- 
gan; Henry, died here unmarried; Elias, Jr.; and one 
daughter, Esther, who married Jonathan Johnson, both died 
here.) 

(Nunnery.) 

WORDEN. 

Truman Worden. Died May 22, 1876, age 68 years. 

(He came to this town from Victory, N. Y., and married 
Phebe Harrington, daughter of John and Catherine Har- 
rington, and by her had two children : Frances, married 
Uriah Morris, son of Samuel and Jane (Springer) Morris, 
resides at Glen Haven; and Walter, married Margaret 
Wood, daughter of Cyrus Wood, resides at Spafford, N. Y. 

Walter Worden, (son of Truman), by his wife Margaret 
Wood had five children: Alvin, married Adelle Randall, 
died in Syracuse, N. Y. ; Alice, married William C. Randall, 
resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Fannie, married Frank Randall, 
resides in Spafford, N. Y. (the three Randalls above were 
children of Nathan and Mary (Wadsworth) Randall) ; 
Oliver, died unmarried; and Dora, married John Brown, 
son of William Brown. Mrs. Worden is also deceased and 
buried in this cemetery.) 

(Spafford.) 

Phebe (Harrington, wife of Truman Worden. Died 
December 27, 1887, age 76 years. 

" Dearest names to mortals given 
Is Father, Mother, Home and Heaven." 

(Her father and mother came from Foster, R. I.) 

(Spafford.) 



WORTHINGTON. 

Stephen Worthington. Died February 3, 1830, age 33 
.years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



280 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 

YORK. 

John York. Died May 28, 1892, age 73 years. 
(Mr. York's first wife was Sarah A. Clark. In his will 
dated April 30, 1891, probated July 6 ,1892, he mentions a 
second wife, Leleah York, against whom he obtained a 
divorce, December 6, 1S82, and who was then living under 
the name of Leleah Adlam, and her child May Adlam, then 
10 years old ; he also mentions : Mary A. Cook, and Luc in da 
Gamble, whom he made executrixes, and a son. John York, 
then a minor residing with Stephen Masters, this last John 
was probably John 2nd, he having lost a son John, who died 
in 1871, age 13 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Sarah A. Clark, wife of John York. Died August 12, 
1874, age 43 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
John, son of John and Sarah Ann (Clark) York. Died 
November 29, 1871, age 13 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
William York. Died May 29, 1881, age 58 years. 
(His first wife was Elizabeth York; in his will dated May 
24, 1881, proabted July 16, 1881, he mentions his second 
wife, Sarah Ann York, and his children: William Henry, 
then of Marcellus, N. Y. ; George Seymour, Fanny J., and 
Lydia York, each residing in Spafford, N. Y., and all of 
full age. except George Seymour York, who was then a 
minor.) 

(Spafford Hollow.) 
Elizabeth, wife of William York. Died November 5, 
1865, age 33 years. 

(Spafford Hollow.) 



INDEX 



Ackles 5 

Adams 6 

Adlam 7 

Albro 7 

Allen 7 

Alvord 8 

Anderson 8 

Andrews 9 

Angel 10- 

Anthony 10 

Arnold 12 

Avery 12 

Babcock 13 

Bacon 15 

Baker 17 

Ball 18 

Barber 18 

Barker 20 

Barnes 21 

Bates 21 

Baxter 22 

Bearse 23 

Becker 23 

Beeler 26 

Bennett 26 

Berry 28 

Bierce 30 

Billings 31 

Bittles 31 

Blunden 32 

Bodley 32 

Baughton 32 

Bowen 33 

tooutell 33 

Breed 35 



Briggs 37 

Brown 38 

Brownell 40 

Bryan 41 

Bryant 41 

Buffington 41 

Bulfinch 42 

Burdick 43 

Burlton 48 

Burns 48 

Burroughs 50 

Cady 51 

Calkins 51 

Callender 52 

Carr 52 

Carroll 54 

Carver 54 

Case 54 

Chandler 56 

Chapman 56 

Chappell 57 

ChurcheU '. . . . . 57 

Churchill 60 

Clark 62 

Cleveland 63 

Cobb 63 

Coe 64 

Cole 64 

Collins 65 

Colton 69 

Cook 69 

Conklin 70 

Coon 70 

Copp 71 

Cornell 71 



Cowan 72 

Cowles 73 

Cox 73 

Craig 74 

Crane 74 

Cross 75 

Culver 76 

Curtis 76 

Darbey 77 

Darling 77 

Davis 78 

Dedriek 81 

Derbeshire 82 

Derbin 82 

Dibble 82 

Doolittle 82 

Doty 83 

Dunbar 85 

Eadie 85 

Earl 87 

Eddy 88 

Edwards 90 

Eggleston 91 

Eglin 92 

Eldred 93 

Eliot 93 

Elison 95 

Emmons 95 

English 96 

Enos 96 

Fay 96 

Ferry 96 

Filkins 98 

Fisher 98 

Fitzgerald 101 

Force 101 

Ford 102 

Foster 102 

Frederick 104 

Fuller 105 

Fulton 105 

Gale 107 

Gay 108 

Garuthera 109 



Geer 109 

Gifford t..l09 

Gilbert 110 

Gillett 110 

Green 110 

Golden 112 

Goodrich 113 

Goodwin 113 

Gordon 113 

Grove 114 

Gregory 114 

Griffin 114 

Grinnell 114 

Grout 115 

Outsell 117 

Hall 117 

Haight 119 

Hamilton 120 

Harmon 120 

Harrington 121 

Harris 123 

Harvey 124 

Hay 126 

Hayes 126 

Hayford 127 

Havens 12S 

Henry 130 

Hibbard 130 

Higbey 130 

Hill 130 

Hillebert 132 

Hinraan 133 

Hinds 133 

Hiseock 134 

Holmes 134 

Howtin 136 

Hoxsie 136 

Huffman 137 

Hunt 137 

Hurd 138 

Hutchens 138 

Hutton HO 

Hyde 141 

Ide HI 



Ingham 143 

Ingerson 143 

Isdell 143 

Jackson 144 

Jacobs 145 

Johnson 145 

Kellogg 147 

Kelsey 147 

King 148 

Kingsbury 148 

Kirkpatrick 148 

Knapp 148 

Kneeland 152 

Knight 155 

Lamb 155 

Lansdown 155 

Lathrop 155 

Learned 155 

Legg 156 

Leland 158 

Lewis 158 

Lieber 160 

Lounsbury 161 

Lyon 161 

Mabie 163 

Mahar 164 

Mapes 164 

Manley 164 

Marshall 166 

Martin 167 

Mason 167 

Masters 170 

Maxson 171 

Maybee 171 

Maynard 171 

McCausey 172 

McDaniels 172 

McDuffee 173 

McKay 173 

Mear 175 

Mellen 175 

Melvin 175 

Merrett 177 

Millard 177 



Mills 177 

Miner 178 

Moon 179 

Morey 180 

Morgan 180 

Morris 181 

Morton 182 

Morse 183 

Moss 183 

Moxey 183 

Nash 1S3 

Nesbit 184 

Newell 184 

Newville 185 

Nichols 185 

Niles 185 

Noble 185 

Nodine 18G 

North 187 

Norton 1S7 

Nye 190 

O'Farrell 190 

Olmstead 192 

Olmsted 193 

Orton 193 

Ostrander 194 

Owen 195 

Palmer 196 

Parker 199 

Patten 200 

Patterson 200 

Pease 203 

Peck 203 

Perkins 204 

Phelps 204 

Plummer 204 

Picket 205 

Pollock 205 

Potter 205 

Towers 205 

Pressey 206 

Preston 207 

Prindle 207 

Pullman 210 



Purdy 211 

Quick 211 

Randall 211 

Randell 215 

Rathbone 215 

Raymond 216 

Reed 217 

Rice 217 

Rich | 218 

Richardson 21S 

Riggalls 219 

Ripley 219 

Robertson 222 

Robinson 223 

Robison 223 

Rogers 223 

Root 224 

Rosman 224 

Rounds 224 

Roundy 224 

Rowen 231 

Rust 231 

Sanford 232 

Seeley 232 

Sessions 233 

Sharp 235 

Shaw 235 

Shelden 236 

Sheldon 236 

Sherwood 237 

Skellie 237 

Smith 238 

Sornborger 244 

Spaulding 244 

Spencer 245 

Spragne 245 

Stanton 245 

Stebbens 247 

Stevens 247 

Stone 248 

Streeter 248 

Strong 250 

Strope 250 

Taft 251 



Taylor 252 

Thayer 252 

Thompson 253 

Terbush 255 

Tinkham 255 

Town 257 

Tmmbull 258 

Tucker 259 

Turner 259 

Tuttle 259 

Unckless 260 

Underwood 261 

Vail 262 

Van Benschoten 262 

Vandenburgh 263 

Vanderlin 264 

Van Patten 264 

Vary 264 

Wallace 264 

Walker 269 

Watson 269 

Waine 269 

Walch 269 

Webster .270 

Wellington 270 

Weston 270 

Whaley 272 

Wheeler 272 

Whiting 272 

Whitney 273 

Wilber 273 

Wilcox 273 

Williams 273 

Williamson 273 

Willis 275 

Wiltsie 275 

Winchester 275 

Wirth 276 

Wood 276 

Woodworth 277 

Worden 279 

Worthington 279 

York 280 



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