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Genealogy of William and Minerva Allen Family

Z158 WILLIAM and MINERVA ALLEN: of Fredonia, N. Y., had the following ch.: (1) William: d. 1928. He m. and had: (A) Lester R.: d. 1928. (B) Florence, m. James Champlain and has two ch. (2) Henry: m. and had: (A) Tracey: Teacher's Coll., Stroudsburg, Pa. (B) Anna May: who m. and resides in N. Y. (3) Walter Ozias: Ph.D.; b. 1848, and d. 1909. Minister in Methodist Episcopal Church first in Penna. and N. Y. and later in Iowa. Presiding elder of Atlantic District. He was twice m. There was no issue from second m. to Maria Libby. First m. to Harriet Richardson. They had: (A) Millicent: d. y. (B) Ethel Gay: b. 1881; m. Joseph Reece. No issue. (C) Shirley Walter: b. 1883; m. Helen Brown, 1913. Mr. Allen is B.S.A. and M.F., Iowa State Coll.; mem. U. S. Forest Service in Calif; professor N. Y. State Coll. of Forestry; author of numerous popular and technical articles on forestry and related subjects,...

Chandler Todd of Pomfret NY

Chandler Todd5, (Jesse4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born in 1790, died Nov. 26, 1861, married June 18, 1826, Anne Bagg, of West Springfield, Mass., who was born in 1796, died Dec. 25, 1872. He removed to New York and bought land near the present town of Fredonia, N. Y. An obituary says of Mr. Todd: “Mr. Chandler Todd, one of the oldest citizens of the town of Pomfret, who has for the last thirty-five years lived on his farm about three miles down the creek on the west side, died at his home on Monday afternoon last.” He was a quiet, unobstrusive man, upright in all his dealings, and a useful member of society. Children: 422. Daughter, d. young. *423. Charles Abbott, b. Dec. 19, 1831. 424. Dwight Chandler, b. Nov. 18, 1834, died Jan. 26, 1907;...

Alice Laura Todd Clark of Fredonia NY

CLARK, Alice Laura Todd7, (Charles Abbott6, Chandler5, Jesse4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Feb. 9, 1867, married Sept. 25, 1889, Harry S. Clark. They live in Fredonia, N. Y. Children: I. Sidney Erastus, b. Oct. 31, 1890, grad. Mass. Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass., in 1915. II. Isabel Louise, b. Dec. 4, 1894; she is attending Normal School in Fredonia, N. Y., preparing to be a...

Ralph Mitchell Todd Fredonia NY

Ralph Mitchell Todd7, (Charles Abbott6, Chandler5, Jesse4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Oct. 31, 1874, married, April 26, 1911, May Smith. The birthday of Mr. Todd, his son and nephew happens to be the same day viz: Oct. 31, Mr. Todd and his sister still own the farm which their parents and grand parents owned before them. He lived in Fredonia, N. Y., where he was killed in Feb., 1920, when an electric car collided with his automobile, his wife and child were badly hurt but recovered. Child: 1663. Charles Holmes, b. Oct. 31,...

Stanton Wesley Todd of Grand Rapids MI

Stanton Wesley Todd9, (Homer F.8, Caleb7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born July 9, 1876, married Sept. 18, 1901, Mae C. Stevens. He graduated from the Fredonia Normal School at Fredonia, N. Y., in 1901, after which he taught school for some time. Later he engaged in the wholesale paper business in Grand Rapids, Mich. Children: 2784. Cathryn M., b. July 1, 1902, d. Oct. 26, 1902. 2785. Dorothy M., b. Oct. 22, 1903. 2786. Chauncey S., b. June 8, 1906. 2787. Stanton W., b. Sept. 20, 1908. 2788. Jack W., b. Aug. 24, 1910, d. July 15, 1911. 2789. Gretchen, b. June 28,...

Hollis Devillo Todd of Chautauqua County NY

Hollis Devillo Todd8, (Ora B.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Oct. 16, 1843, in Stockton, N. Y., married March 12, 1865, Laura Ann, daughter of Almond S. and Rhoda A. (Baker) Park, who was born July 15, 1847. He attended the Normal School at Fredonia, N. Y., and later he became a Methodist Episcopal Minister and held different pastorates for a number of years. He served in the civil war, having enlisted Aug. 12, 1861, in the 49th regiment New York Volunteer Militia, seeing nearly four years of active service, having been discharged June 26, 1865. He was Fife Major. After serving in the Civil War, they started to buy a farm and pay for same by work. The first winter, his hand was cut off in a mill. His education was less than 3rd grade. He lost the farm of course as he could not continue payments. He taught school by having his wife teach him at night the work for next day. He worked thru the State Normal School at Fredonia, N. Y. by Mrs. Todd’s aid. Holds a permanent teacher’s certificate in N. Y. After several years successful work as principal of graded schools, he entered the ministry, and for a number of years was either the chairman or one of the members of the board to examine the candidates for admission to the Erie Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. They had a family of 11 children. As a poor country preacher of course they could not educate their children, but by power of example, as well as by precept these children educated...

Biography of C.N. Bentley

C.N. Bentley, whose home is on section 21, Harlem township, is one of the venerable figures of the pioneer gatherings of Stephenson county. It indeed has few if any residents whose settlement antedates his own. He knows what it means to open up a new country to civilization, and he is now living in the peace and comfort that follows a long and useful career. Eldred Bentley, the grandfather of the subject of this article, was born in Rhode Island, but spent the greater part of his life in Rensselaer county, New York, and died in Chautauqua county of that state in 1851, at the age of ninety-three. His wife, Nata, was an own sister of that Ethan Allen, who linked his name with fame beyond divorce in the capture of the fort at Ticonderoga at the opening of the Revolutionary struggle. Eldred Bentley, Jr., the father of C. N. Bentley, was born in Rensselaer county in 1793, and died in Chautauqua county in 1843. Mr. Bentley was born in Berkshire county, Massachusetts, July 24th, 1826, and of his brothers and sisters mention is briefly made. John lives in Winnebago county, and Eldred at Ellington, Chautauqua county, New York. Louisa married Norman Carr, and died in Ellington in 1891. Jemima married Mr. Jeffords, and died in Pennsylvania in 1896. Sarah died at Ellington while still a young girl, and Nancy, who had become the wife of Mr. Ralph, died in Chautauqua county in 1856. Mr. Bentley married Alecta Smith in Fredonia, New York, in July, 1844. She is a daughter of Jeriel Smith, who came to this county, settled...

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