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Seneca County New York Genealogy

A guide and directory to Seneca County New York genealogy, containing both online and offline resources for genealogy and historical research. This article contains sources of genealogical data about Seneca County such as biographies, cemetery records, census records, church records, court records, family records, land records, military records, naturalization records, and vital records.

Biography of Arthur W. Bronson

For the past seventeen years a resident of Topeka, Mr. Bronson has been a considerable factor in the material prosperity of the state, particularly in connection with the agricultural interests. As resident agent for a firm of foreign capitalists, he has been instrumental during his time in handling and distributing over $25,000,000 cash to the land owners and farmers of Kansas and adjoining states, and he is perhaps as well informed as any man in the state on the subject of agricultural credit, land values and farming interests from the financial standpoint. A native of Herkimer County, New York, where he was born June 3, 1855, Arthur W. Bronson is a son of O. W. and Elizabeth (Harter) Bronson. His family have been Americans for many generations, and O. W. Bronson was a carriage manufacturer, a trade which he adopted from his father. O. W. Bronson also owned a farm in New York, and it was in the country that Arthur W. Bronson spent the first twelve years of his life. He attended the public schools, and in 1877 graduated in the civil engineering department of Willston Seminary in Massachusetts. Though prepared for a technical profession, Mr. Bronson never practiced civil engineering, but instead engaged in merchandising at Herkimer, New York, and not finding that business to his liking he came west in 1884, and for three years was inspector with the Lombard Investment Company. He then became resident agent for Close Brothers & Company, who were English capitalists representing the Mortgage and Debenture Company. For nine years Mr. Bronson lived in Sioux City, Iowa, then spent two years...

Biography of Ward Salisbury

Ward Salisbury. The Salisbury family have been residents of Hiawatha County for over thirty years, and Mr. Ward Salisbury, who was a child when his father located there, had succeeded the older Salisbury as proprietor of the leading grain elevator and his business as a grain buyer extends all over that section of Kansas. Mr. Ward Salisbury was born in Norway, Herkimer County, New York, February 20, 1877. His lineage goes back for a number of generations in American history. The Salisburys came out of England and were colonists in New York. Mr. Salisbury is a member of the Sous of the American Revolution, a membership that proves one of his ancestors to have been among the fighting men of Revolutionary times. His father, N. Salisbury, was born in Herkimer County, New York, in 1846. He was reared and married in his native county, where he conducted a farm and also a cheese factory. On removing to Nebraska in 1883 he located at Springfield and was engaged in the lumber business. In 1886 he came to Hiawatha, Kansas, and was sucessfully engaged in the grain and coal business until his death in April, 1912. He was a republican, served as a member of the city council of Hiawatha, and was a member of the Masonic fraternity. N. Salisbury married Almira Collins, who was born in Herkimer County, New York, in 1850 and is still living at Hiawatha. They have four children: Floyd, who is associated with his brother in business at Hiawatha; Ada, wife of E. H. Hess, a carpenter living at Omaha, Nebraska; Ward; and the fourth child...

Biography of Samuel Wayne Mather

Mather, Samuel Wayne; manufacturer; born, Schuyler, N. Y., July 27, 1849; son of Asaph and Betsy Emily Davis Mather; limited education; his father was seriously injured when he was young, so could not go to school, after he was 11 years old; went to work to help support the family; worked three years in the woods burning charcoal; moved to Cattaraugus County, N. Y., with his parents and tor five years worked on his father’s farm; married, Frankville, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1887, Addie Viola Cooley; issue, five children, two living, Addie and William; his first wife died July 9, 1902; married the second time, Cleveland, Jan. 24, 1907, Lora E. Rock; two children, Arlo and Arline; came to Cleveland at the age of 22, and went into the grocery business; was in the business two and one-half years, lost all his money, and was over $2,000 in debt; but did not go into bankruptcy, but paid all his debts, dollar for dollar, with interest; worked at carpenter work till 1877; then went to Philadelphia, and manufactured a fire lighter of his own patent for one and one-half years; sold out and went to Cambridgeport, Mass.; remained there one year manufacturing the fire lighters; in 1879, sold out his patent, and returned to Cleveland, and established the Union Ladder & Washboard Works; in 1882, began making caskets to sell to the undertaking trade; not in the monopoly; in 1887, they all joined the monopoly and left him with a large stock of goods on hand and no customers to sell to; he offered his entire stock to them, worth...

Samuel Beach Todd of Fairfield NY

Samuel Beach Todd5, (Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born April 5, 1768, died March 12, 1852, married first, Lowly Humiston, who was born 1772, died Oct. 5, 1794, second,(???)Brockett, who died July 4, 1833, third, Polly Rice. He lived in Fairfield, Herkimer County, N. Y. Children by Lowly Humiston: 442. Ammi, d. in infancy. 443. Esther, d. young. Children by(???)Brockett: *444. Manning S., b. March 28, 1797. 445. Betsey, b. Sept. 27, 1798, m. Sept. 27, 1818, Eli McConnell; they had six children; lived in Salisbury Center, Herkimer County, N. Y. *446. Lyman S., b. Nov. 7, 1802. *447. Hermon S., b. Feb. 5, 1804. *448. Lucinda C., b. Feb. 14,...

Stephen Todd of Salisbury CT

Stephen Todd5, (Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 23, 1735, married Rachel Johnson, who was born in 1740, in Wallingford, Conn. They removed to Salisbury, N. Y., or it may have been Salisbury, Conn., where he is said to have died when an old man. He was at one time a physician in Wallingford, Conn. Children: *309. Jehiel, b. Nov. 3, 1761. *310. Stephen, b. Dec. 23, 1773. *311....

Stephen Todd of Salisbury NY

Stephen Todd6, (Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 23, 1773, died on his birthday Dec. 23, 1827, in Salisbury, N. Y., married Bede Frisbee. He practiced as a physician in Salisbury, N. Y. Children: 697. Laura, m. Seth Miller. 698. Adeline, m. Dr. John Spaulding. 699. Eliza F., m. Thomas Burch. *700. Anna...

Mary Todd Bullock of Herkimer County NY

BULLOCK, Mary Todd6, (Samuel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) she was called “Polly”, born in Conn., moved to Middletown, Delaware County, N. Y., in 1802, married Daniel Bullock. They moved to Herkimer County, N. Y. Children: I. Daniel, a Methodist minister. The story is that one time in his youth, he was visiting his aunt Clarissa and being oppressed at the noon meal, his aunt remarked gently, “Daniel, you must get religion”. He fied to the hay mow and wept and prayed, returning presently in great peace, having sought and found pardon of God. Later he began to preach and was efficient. He married and had issue: (1) Clarissa, b. about 1856; (2) Seymour; (3) Dyer. II. A...

Caleb Todd of Clayton MI

Caleb Todd6, (Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Dec. 13, 1807, at Fairfield, N. Y., died March 25, 1856, at Clayton, Genesee County, Mich., married first, at Westfield, N. Y., by Elder Chapman, March 17, 1833, Lucretia Wood, who was born April 10, 1816, at Westfield, N. Y., died Oct. 5, 1840, at Chautauqua, N. Y. He married second, April 21, 1843, at Westfield, N. Y., also by Elder Chapman, Hannah A. Felt, who was born May 4, 1818, at Palmyra, N. Y., died Feb. 2, 1885, at Davison, Mich. Child by Lucretia Wood: *994. George Emmett, b. July 1, 1834. Child by Hannah A. Felt: *995. Vesta, b. March 6, 1844. *996. Florence E. L., b. Dec. 8,...

Thomas Jefferson Todd of Nebraska

Thomas Jefferson Todd6, (Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 11, 1803, at Fairfield, Herkimer County, N. Y., died Aug. 10, 1880, at Plattsmouth, Neb., married May 12, 1830, Mary Smith at Kiantone, Chautauqua County, N. Y. In the year 1832, they removed to Jamestown, N. Y.; in 1836 they went to Geauga County, Ohio; thence in 1839 to Carrol County, Ohio; then in 1841 they went to De Wittville, N. Y., to the farm originally owned by Caleb Todd and which was bought by him from the Holland Land Company, and which farm is now owned by Chautauqua County and is occupied as a County Poor Farm. In 1844, they removed to Monroe County, Ohio; thence in 1847 to Owen County, Ind., where he bought 80 acres of old growth timber land, which was cleared off by his sons Frederick P. and Ami B. Todd. While he was living in Indiana, he was generally engaged in erecting large hotels and mills for the manufacture of flour. He practiced medicine three years while residing in Monroe County, Ohio. In the year 1857, he moved with two ox teams across the States to Nebraska, having been fifty-five days in making the journey, landing on the East bank of the Missouri River, May 25, 1857, soon crossing over to the west bank in the territory of Nebraska. Otoe Indians were still living there but were removed by the government the same year. He took up 160 acres of land west of Plattsmouth, Neb., where he and family lived in a sod house in the bluff for the first year. About the...
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