It was in 1722 that Oswego, New York, was made the site of an armed camp and, at that, it was more through the stubborn determination of Governor Burnet of the colony that the thing should be done than through any willingness of the staid burghers of the State Assembly to cooperate with their executive
DR. ALDEN H. STEELE. – “Olympia will always be a place for pleasant homes,” says one of her citizens well qualified to render an opinion, – the gentleman whose name appears above. The wide streets, magnificent shade-trees and comfortable residences of the capital of Washington Territory, together with her delightful climate, an extensive view of
George Nelson Todd7, (Caleb6, Caleb5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 3, 1810, died April 1, 1887, married Aug. 25, 1842, Mary E., daughter of Edward Elliott, of Clinton, N. Y., who was born Oct. 3, 1814, died Sept. 24, 1874. They lived in Oswego, N. Y. He was a clergyman. Children: *1298. Edward Elliott,
Joseph Todd7, (Daniel6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 27, 1827, in East Rodman, N. Y., died July 3, 1864, while aboard a transport ship on the James River, of Typhoid Fever contracted in service in the civil war and was buried at Fortress Monroe, Va. He married at Oswego, N. Y., Sept. 24,
BRAND, Mary Elizabeth Todd8, (Zerah7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born June 17, 1838, in Milford, Otsego County, N. Y., died June 30, 1871, in Utica, N. Y., married Oct. 8, 1867, in Oswego, N. Y., James H. Brand, who was born March 24, 1831. Child: I. Byron S., b. June 26, 1871, d.
Rev. Father Crowe, Pastor of the Catholic Church, Mattoon; was born in Oswego, N. Y., Sept. 19, 1851; his early life was passed in the public schools of his native city; here he completed a full course of instruction, passing regularly through the high school and normal department; at about the age of 18 years,
Fred Eugene Pettit is a veteran business man and merchant of Marion County, and until he retired a few years ago conducted one of the largest stores at Peabody. Mr. Pettit was reared and educated and gained his first mercantile experience in the State of Illinois. He was born at Wyoming in Stark County, Illinois,
The history of the United States Government Arsenal located upon Rock Island is exhaustively narrated from its inception in another portion of this work. Consequently it is not the intention of the writer of this sketch to touch upon any phase of that history except the period covered by the regime of the present Commandant