At the age of eighty-one, bearing the impress of a life of remarkable experience, a pioneer builder of Kansas, for many years identified with its public and business life, this venerable citizen is now living in comfortable retirement at Junction City. A small party of free state men arrived in Kansas in 1856. It comprised
Van De Boe, Joseph Sherman; real estate; born, Jan. 20, 1859, Cooperstown, N. Y.; son of John Leeland Van De Boe; common school education; married in December, 1881, Miss Mary A. Wood, of Lebanon; issue, one son, Hugh Robert, born Oct. 14, 1885; Mrs. Van De Boe died in December, 1909, while visiting her son,
Benjamin Todd6, (Benjamin5, Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Jan. 20, 1787, died Aug. 9, 1814, married Jan. 4, 1814, Elmira North. They removed from Russell, Mass., first to Fly Creek, N. Y., thence to Cooperstown, N. Y., where he died. Child: 925. Celestia B., b. Sept. 23, 1814, m.(???)Peet, in Cooperstown, N. Y.
George Ira Todd9, (Ira8, Ira7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 9, 1849, in Cooperstown, N. Y., married in 1876, Clara L. Hemstreet, of Mendota, Ill., who was born in 1854, in Lyons, N. Y. About 1895 his mind became deranged through overwork and worry and since that time he has been an
Charles Ferdinand Todd9, (Walter S.8, Ira7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 25, 1844, in Cooperstown, N. Y., married June 1, 1871, Harriet Ophelia, daughter of Hon. Elnathan and Salome (Cushman) Hathaway, who was born in Assonet Village, Freetown, Mass. Her mother was a cousin of Charlotte Cushman, the actress. Soon after their
Henry Day Todd8, (Caleb7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 8, 1809, in Cooperstown, N. Y., he was three times married, first, Feb. 8, 1832, Thankful Evans, who was born Feb. 14, 1813, in Hindsdale, N. H., died Dec. 15, 1832, he married second, May 13, 1839, Lois Weeks, who was born Jan.
James P. Fulton, postmaster at Stanley, Ontario county, New York, and who has held a number of other positions under the government of the United States, has served his country bravely and well, as will be found detailed further on in this sketch. He is a descendant of the distinguished Fulton family, of Ireland, and