Location: Chenango County NY

Chauncey Todd of Otsego County NY

Chauncey Todd6, (Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 24, 1784, in Cheshire, Conn., died July 26, 1855, in New Berlin, N. Y., married Sept. 13, 1812, Susan Hotchkiss, of Bethany, Conn., who was born July 18, 1792, died April 20, 1854. There must have been some Horace Greeley in those days telling young men to “Go West”, for he set forth for the unbroken wilderness of Central New York in 1805. He returned later to Connecticut to look for some young woman also anxious to “Go West”, and found her in the person of Susan Hotchkiss to whom he was married on Sept. 13, 1812. It is the tradition that the wedding trip was made on horseback to the new home in the forest in the town of Butternuts, Otsego County, N. Y. In this pioneer home they lived for many years and there was born the patriarchal family of eleven, all of whom grew to man and woman-hood, nine of them marrying and having families. He was a true pioneer, for after spending many years on the Butternuts farm, he moved to the vicinity of New Berlin, Chenango County, and there carved out another home. Late in life he again became restless and was with difficulty dissuaded from again breaking up and emigrating to the wilds of Michigan. The following sketch was written by his son, Rev....

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Chauncey Todd of New Berlin NY

Chauncey Todd7, (Chauncey6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 24, 1835, died Jan. 6, 1887, married first, Feb. 16, 1858, Isabel Fletcher Begg, who was born Nov. 2, 1835, died Feb. 26, 1867, married second, Feb. 13, 1868, Jane Dodge, who was born Dec. 16, 1833, died May 10, 1919. He lived all his life in New Berlin, N. Y., engaged at his trade of cabinet maker. Children by Isabel F. Begg: *1263. Mary Elizabeth, b. April 26, 1860. *1264. William Henry, b. April 28, 1863. 1265. George Ambrose, b. Oct. 25, 1865, d. June 14, 1866. Children by Jane Dodge: 1266. Grace, b. July 6, 1870, m. March 23, 1904, George E. Sharts. 1267. Louis Chauncey, b. Jan. 9, 1872, m. Jan. 20, 1893, Nellie Wilbur, they reside in New Berlin, N. Y., where he is in business. *1268. Jay Morris, b. July 9,...

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Russell Todd of Lansing MI

Russell Todd7, (Chauncey6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1 born Jan. 5, 1830, died Feb. 25, 1907, married Sept. 10, 1875, Cora A. Brown. He was ordained to the deaconate by Bishop DeLancey in 1860 and to the priesthood the following year by the same bishop. His various charges have been: Morris (assistant) Westmoreland, Clark’s Mills, Augusta, Oriskany Falls and general missionary work in Chenango County, all in New York; Caro, Michigan; again in New York at Whitney’s Point; then in Missouri, at Lebanon and Marshfield, Cape Girarfeau and Canton. At the close of his labors at the latter place, his health had failed so much that he retired from the active ministry, returning to Lebanon to live. There he remained until 1904 when, with his family, he removed to Lansing, Michigan, where he died. Children: *1257. Agnes Goodrich, b. Dec. 19, 1876. 1258. Russell Hobart, b. Dec. 24, 1878, d. Jan. 9, 1893. *1259. Edward Robertson, b. Sept. 21, 1880. *1260. Mary Louise, b. March 31, 1884. 1261. Cora Whittingham, b. Jan. 10, 1887, m. Feb. 15, 1919, John Simeon Cleavinger. 1262. Virginia Anna McCoun, b. Feb. 10, 1892, d. July 21,...

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Juliana Todd Jacobs of New Berlin NY

JACOBS, Juliana Todd7, (Chauncey6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 12, 1818, died Oct. 27, 1880, married Nov. 15, 1837, Charles E. Jacobs, who died April 20, 1871. He was a wagon maker. She lived in New Berlin, N. Y., until the death of her husband, and later with her son Hobart, until her death in New York City. Children: I. George Albert, b. April 13, 1839, d. Sept. 13, 1863, of disease contracted while in the Union Army. II. Mary Frances, b. Feb. 13, 1842, d. Oct. 13, 1843. III. Helen Lucy, b. Aug. 4, 1844, d. June 26, 1845. IV. Ellen Juliana, b. Feb. 13, 1849, d. June 17, 1872, m. June 27, 1871, Edgar J. Arnold, of Greene, N. Y. He was a lawyer. They lived in New Berlin, N. Y. V. Hobart Benjamin, b. Feb. 10, 1852. He is an artist and resides in Greenwich, Conn., m. Sept. 18, 1883, Mary Davis Brower. Issue: (1) Juliana Louise, b. Oct. 20, 1886, m. June 12, 1918, Eugene J. Fitzgerald; (2) Anna Austin, b. Dec. 2, 1889, m. Nov. 25, 1918, S. H. Wainwright Jr. Issue: (a) Samuel H., 3rd, b. July 31,...

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Charles Todd of New York

Charles Todd7, (Chauncey6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born June 3, 1820, died Feb. 25, 1891, married Oct. 13, 1844, Hannah Hall Miller, who was born Jan. 30, 1819, died April 22, 1885. He lived the greater part of his life on a farm, first near New Berlin and afterwards near Sherburne, N. Y. Children: *1250. Ruth Maria, b. Oct. 12, 1846. 1251. George, b. Oct. 21, 1854, d. Oct. 16, 1862. 1252. Charles Herbert, b. Oct. 15, 1858, m. Oct. 8, 1887, Ellen Kenyon Daboll; he is in business in Edmeston, N. Y. No...

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Jay Morris Todd of New Berlin NY

Jay Morris Todd8, (Chauncey7, Chauncey6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 9, 1876, married June 27, 1900, Pearl Ames. They reside in New Berlin, N. Y., where he is in business. Child: 1961. Francis Russell, b. May 28,...

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Ruth Maria Todd Harrington of Sherburne NY

HARRINGTON, Ruth Maria Todd8, (Charles7, Chauncey6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 12, 1846, married Sept. 21, 1871, Adelbert Harrington, who was born Sept. 16, 1846, died March 22, 1902. They lived in Sherburne, N. Y. He was a farmer. Children: I. George Todd, b. March 4, 1873. II. Emily Adelaide, b. July 13, 1875. III. James Alexander, b. June 4, 1879, m. Feb. 2, 1905, Fannie Maude Cutler, and had issue: (1) Helen Ruth, b. April 10, 1909; (2) Louis Adelbert, b. Aug. 24, 1911, d. March 24, 1912; (3) Hubert Alexander, b. July 26, 1914; (4) Howard Cutler, b. Sept. 19,...

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Mary Helen Todd Sprague of New Berlin NY

SPRAGUE, Mary Helen Todd8, (Jared7, Chauncey6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 20, 1845, died Jan. 17, 1896, married July 7, 1868, James Munroe Sprague, who died Oct. 8, 1893. He was principal of a school in Afton, N. Y. Mrs. Sprague has lived in or near New Berlin, N. Y. all her life. Children: I. Jared Asa, b. May 20, 1873, m. Jan. 15, 1896, Gracia B. Austin. Issue: (1) Mary Elizabeth, b. Jan. 25, 1897, m. Dec. 5, 1917, Wilbert Layng; (2) Helen Seely, b. April 27, 1907. II. Henry Dewayne, b. Feb. 26, 1877, d. July 19, 1881. III. Mary Winifred, b. Dec. 1, 1881, m. Dec. 14, 1908, George Holland Sabine, and had issue: (1) George Burr, b. March 18, 1910; (2) Mary Josephine, b. April 6, 1911. IV. Frances Ellen, b. April 14, 1884, m. Sept. 22, 1913, John Ottwell Henschel, and had issue: (1) Jane Sprague, b. April 6, 1916; (2) Ruth Frances, b. May 21,...

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Susan Ann Todd Sprague of New Berlin NY

SPRAGUE, Susan Ann Todd8, (Jared7, Chauncey6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born May 13, 1850, near Morris, N. Y., died April 11, 1919, married July 7, 1881, Alfred D. Sprague. They spend their summers at their home in New Berlin, N. Y. In the winter season, they go to their cottage in Southern Pines, N. C. Child: I. Helen Ruth, b. Jan. 28, 1884, d. July 26,...

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Hazel Orilla Todd Amsden of New Berlin NY

AMSDEN, Hazel Orilla Todd9, (John B.8, Hiram7, Isaac6, Samuel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 16, 1890, at Lyons Falls, N. Y., married at Oneonta, N. Y., Nov. 22, 1911, J. B. Amsden. In 1920 they lived in New Berlin, N. Y., where he owns and operates a farm. Children: I. John T., b. Sept. 8, 1914. II. Dorothy J., b. May 23,...

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Hiram Burr Todd of South New Berlin NY

Hiram Burr Todd8, (Dyer7, Burr6, Samuel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 26, 1848, Married twice, first, Elizabeth D. Ganoung, who was born July 3, 1854, died Dec. 11, 1888, in New Berlin, N. Y.?, he married second, Nov. 29, 1889, Mrs. Alice M. Starr. Mr. Todd writes from South New Berlin, N. Y., March 8, 1908. “I remember great grandfather the old soldier. I can see how he looked as plain as if I had his photo to look at. He showed me four bullet wounds on his person, two on one arm and two on one limb below the knee. He said the Red Coats shot him. I was so impressed by the idea of the British shooting him I never will forget it. Children by Elizabeth A. Ganoung: 2117. Merwin S., b. Sept. 27, 1877. *2118. Charlotte A., b. April 28, 1885. 2119. Gerald D., b. April 28,...

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Biographical Sketch of Dolphin Stephenson

(II) Dolphin, son of Harvey Stephenson, was born in the town of Galen, New York, in 1812, died in 1883. He came to Phelps with his father, where he was engaged in legal practice for many years, being at the time of his death the oldest attorney in the county. He served as postmaster of Phelps for many years, and was elected as a member of the assembly. He was also appointed by the government to represent it at Panama, and remained there for some time. A portion of his life was also spent in California. He was married in New York State to Jennie, daughter of Joshua Porter, and his wife died at Phelps, New...

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Biography of Elliot Danforth

ELLIOT DANFORTH AMONG the notable men connected with the service of the state in an official relation, is the Hon. Elliot Danforth, state treasurer. Born at Middleburg, Schoharie County, N. Y., on the 6th of March, 1850, he spent his earliest years amidst the rural scenes of his native place, and under the care of loving parents. He is the youngest son of Judge Peter S. Danforth of Middleburg, who was born on the 19th of June, 1816, in the village of Middleburg, and who in his declining life is enjoying the happy consciousness of having served his country faithfully in civil, educational and religious matters. He was fitted for college at the Kinderhook academy, N. Y., where he won a prize for proficiency in the classics when only fourteen years old. In 1837 he was graduated from Union college, under the presidency of Dr. Eliphalet Nott, who was then in the zenith of his fame and usefulness as an educator. He studied law in the office of the Hon. Robert McClellan, at that time member of congress from Schoharie county; and also in the office of Marcus T. Reynolds of Albany, one of the most eminent lawyers of this city. He formed a partnership with Judge Lyman Sanford of Schoharie, which existed for fourteen years. Among the offices he has held are those of district attorney for Schoharie...

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Biography of Charles Roswell Hall

CHARLES ROSWELL HALL AMONG the young men of Albany, who, by a steady and unfailing devotion to the principles of professional and official duty, deserve a just recognition for representative character, is Charles R. Hall, deputy superintendent of the banking department of the state of New York. He is another example of many of those descendants of Connecticut pioneers who have helped so much to develop the resources and advance the civilization and prosperity of this country. He was born on the 17th of September, 1853, in the town of Guilford, Chenango county, N. Y., where his father, John P. Hall, owned and cultivated a farm, and where he lived for many years and until his death in 1875. This branch of the Hall family originally came from England in the early part of the seventeenth century, and settled in Connecticut, where they endured with heroic spirits the privations and trials incident to other pioneers in the wilderness of the new world, surrounded by roving tribes of Indians and often exposed to their murderous attack. The maiden name of the mother of Charles R. Hall was Sarah Hart Purdy. She was a descendant of the noted Mead family, who were also early settlers about Greenwich, Conn., and whose genealogy has been given to the public in an interesting work. Mrs. Hall is still living to receive the affectionate care...

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Biography of Jonas H. Brooks

JONAS H. BROOKS A LEADING, representative young man of Albany – a banker by profession – who is identified with the commercial interests of the city, is Jonas H. Brooks. He was born at Rutland, Worcester County, Mass., on the 5th of January, 1848. He comes from a long line of New England ancestry, which dates back to the formation of the Massachusetts colony in 1630-1. He is of the eighth generation of this strong and sterling old race in this country. The parents of Jonas H. Brooks are Moses Brooks and Sophronia Greenwood. His grandfather was Jonas Brooks of Princeton, Mass., who lived to the great age of ninety-five. When Jones H. Brooks was three years old his parents moved from Rutland to Princeton, their former home, where they remained five years. After this, in the spring of 1856, they removed to the town of Oxford, Chenango county, N. Y., locating, at first, for two years on a farm, and then taking up their residence in the village of Oxford. Young Brooks attended the country district school, and the village academy, leaving it temporarily, when he had reached his fourteenth year. In 1862, his parents chose as their permanent home the attractive town of Unadilla, Otsego county, N. Y., where they still reside. Two years later, in order to carry on his academical studies under the most favorable...

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