LOOMIS, Ann P. Todd7, (Stephen6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 17, 1807, in Salisbury, N. Y., died Nov. 20, 1879, in Little Falls, N. Y., married Oct. 5, 1831, in Salisbury, N. Y., Hon. Arphaxad, son of Thaddeus and Lois (Griswold) Loomis, who was born April 9, 1798, in Winchester, Conn., died Sept. 15, 1885. At the age of three years his parents removed from Winchester, Conn., to Salisbury, N. Y. His father was a farmer in moderate circumstances, and Arphaxad’s boyhood days were spent in assisting his father upon the farm. At the age of 15 he was “hired out” by his father to teach a district school in the town of Norway, eight miles from his home, for a term of three months, at $6 a month. “and board around,” walking home Saturday nights and back again Monday mornings. By teaching winters and attending Fairfield Academy summers, he educated himself. He began reading law in 1818 at Johnstown, then at Watertown, then at Carthage, and finally ended his course at Sacketts Harbor, and was admitted as an attorney of the Supreme Court in Jan., 1822. In 1825 he finally decided to locate in Little Falls, N. Y., where he entered upon the practice of his chosen profession. In 1827 he received the appointment of Surrogate (County Judge) of the county, which office he held until 1837. In 1835 he was appointed first judge of Herkimer County and held the office until 1840. In 1836 he was elected a member of the 25th Congress. The reason he was not returned to the next Congress is, that Herkimer County was not entitled to the member, having had the representative in Congress since 1824, the 26th being conceded to Lewis County. He was a member of the New York Assembly in 1841-2 and again in 1853. He was highly honored by his colleagues.
In addition to his accomplishments in his profession and in public life, he had rare tastes for the beautiful in art, a marked mechanical skill and inventive turn of mind, which gave him much occupation at several periods of life, and beyond and above these, he acquired unusual attainments in literary and scholarly studies.
It was in December 1818, that he discovered a deficiency in his hearing, which grew gradually so that finally his extreme deafness caused him to retire practically from public life in 1857.
I. Elizabeth, b. July 16, 1832, d. Dec. 15, 1852.
II. Waldo Todd, b. Jan. 1, 1834, Grad. Brown University 1855. Lawyer. Little Falls, N. Y.
III. Mary b. April 16, 1836, d. Aug. 29, 1867.
IV. Addie, b. March 5, 1838.
V. Thaddeus, b. April 28, 1840, d. Nov. 9, 1841.
VI. Louisa, b. Feb. 11, 1843, m. Dec. 30, 1868, David Hamlin, son of Harry and Sarah Montague (Hamlin) Burrell, who was b. March 17, 1841, in Salisbury, N. Y. They lived in Little Falls, N. Y. Issue: (1) Arphaxad Loomis, b. July 14, 1870, d. 1871; (2) Loomis, b. July 31, 1872; (3) David H., b. Jan. 15, 1874, m. April 1892, Cornelia C. Polhemus, their children are Anne P., and Louise G.; (4) Anne Louise, b. May 17, 1876, d. 1907; (5) Mary Elizabeth, b. May 14, 1882.
VII. Sidney A., b. Dec. 19, 1845, Grad. Union College 1869.
VIII. Anna, b. Oct. 27, 1847, d. Nov. 27, 1851.