Location: Herkimer County NY

John Pierpont Todd of Fairfield NY

John Pierpont Todd7, (Manning S.6, Samuel B.5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born May 5, 1845, married, Jan. 27, 1869, Margaret Butler Harrison. They live in Fairfield, N. Y., where he is a mason and where he worked at his trade. Child: 1744. Hobert Harrison, b. Aug. 7, 1870; he is married and lives in Fairfield, N. Y. No...

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Ora B. Todd of Panama NY

Ora B. Todd7, (Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Dec. 20, 1808, in Salisbury, N. Y., died Feb. 9, 1889, in San Jacinto, Cal., married Oct. 1832, Lorinda, daughter of Luke and Lucia Wolcott, who was born Oct. 27, 1810, died Oct. 19, 1885, in Santa Paula, Calif. They removed from Panama, Chautauqua County, N. Y., to Santa Paula, Calif., in March 1884, whence they seem to have moved to Santa Jacinto, where he died. Mr. Todd was a good reader of music, which he taught some in the old fashioned way; a fine violinist and a most excellent player on that very unmusical instrument called fife. He was an enthusiastic member of the military band in Stockton, N. Y., which was a great help during the civil war and political campaigns. He enlisted for service in the civil war, but was refused because of age and physical inability to serve. Children: *1685. Chestil Ora, b. July 12, 1833. 1686. Sallie Marietta, b. July 5, 1834, in Stockton, N. Y., d. Jan. 11, 1905, in Standish, Lassen County, Cal., m. about 1851, Otis W. Johnson, of Stockton, N. Y., who d. Sept., 1904, in Standish, Cal.; he owned a cattle ranch; was a fine player of the violin and clarinet and composed music. She too, was musically inclined. No children. *1687. Florilla Lorinda, b. July 17, 1836. 1688....

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Hamilton H. Todd of Middleville NY

Hamilton H. Todd7, (Hermon S.6, Samuel B.5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Aug. 24, 1833, died Nov. 16, 1862, married, Sept. 11, 1855, Laura A. Parkhurst, of Middleville, Herkimer County, N. Y., where they lived. Children: 1745. Adrian H., b. July 29, 1857. 1746. Mary A., b. Dec. 21,...

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Morris M. Todd of Middleville NY

Morris M. Todd7, (Hermon S.6, Samuel B.5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Oct. 6, 1836, died Feb. 24, 1862, married, Feb. 1858, Adeline Evans, of Middleville, N. Y., where they afterwards lived. Child: 1747. Ida G., b. April 11, 1859, m. Sept. 19, 1877, Thaddeus Hildreth, of Herkimer, N....

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Edwin Hunter Todd of Dodgeville NY

Edwin Hunter Todd8, (Eugene M.7, Manning S.6, Samuel B.5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 4, 1870, married June 28, 1913, Charlotte Gladys Stevens. They lived in Dodgeville, N. Y. Child: 2437. Eugene Francis, b. March 1,...

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Morris Todd of Quasqueton IA

Morris Todd8, (Allen7, David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in 1830, in Herkimer County, N. Y., died in 1902, in Quasqueton, Iowa, married about 1853, Clara F. Finlayson, who was born in 1836, in Onondaga County, N. Y. In his early life, Mr. Todd learned and worked at the shipwright trade. Removing to Michigan, he settled in Port Sanlac, St. Clair County, and engaged in the general merchandise business. It was while he was living here that he married Miss Finlayson. In 1854, he moved again, going to Iowa, and making the journey in a onehorse spring wagon and arrived at Quasqueton, June 2, 1854. Having purchased some land he began farming, engaging in general agricultural pursuits and stock-raising for many years. In fact, he was a prominent representative of that line of activity in Buchanan County, till the time of his death. He held the office of county supervisor for one term, having been elected on the Republican ticket, and was the first assessor of Liberty Township. Children: *2204. Albert Nelson, b. April 19, 1854. *2205. Mary I. *2206. Carrie A. *2207. Emma Viola. *2208. Jessie V. *2209. Howard M. 2210. Allen L.,...

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Biographical Sketch of Richard Gird

Richard Gird is the well-known owner of the Chino Ranch, San Bernardino County. The few facts obtained in regard to his life and successful career form an interesting chapter in this Memorial History. Mr. Gird was born in Herkimer County, New York, in 1836. His father, John Gird, was a native of New Jersey, a farmer by occupation, and to that calling he reared his son, giving him the benefits of such an education as could be procured in the common schools. The subject of this sketch was of studious habits and disposition, and made the best of his advantages. He devoted considerable attention to the study of mechanics and other scientific studies. Of an ambitious disposition and desirous of a more extended field of operations, he sought the far West, and when less than seventeen years of age, in 1852, he came by steamer to California. Soon after his arrival he went to mining in El Dorado County. After some months in that calling he located on the Russian river in Sonoma County, and engaged in farming and stock raising. In 1858 he embarked for South America, and upon his arrival there was for several months engaged in prospecting for mineral wealth, after which he engaged in railroad building, under the old California pioneer, Harry Meigs. A year spent in South America satisfied him, and after a short...

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Biography of Albert Barnes Watkins

ALBERT BARNES WATKINS IN THE broad and varied interests of education, and as possessing intellectual powers admirably fitted for the practical application of knowledge to the wants of our young men and women engaged in the courses of study, no man in Albany has earned a more excellent reputation than Dr. Albert B. Watkins, of the University of the State of New York. His career, marked by a supreme love for knowledge, reveals in full light the earnest, persevering and successful workings of the true educator under many pressing difficulties. He was born on the 8th of July, 1838, in the beautiful village of Naples, N. Y., situated in the deep valley which extends southward from the head of Canandaigua lake, around which the charms of nature are so richly displayed, and where general intelligence, industry and thrift are prevailing characteristics. He is a descendant of Thomas Watkins, who was a resident of Boston, Mass., in 1650, and who probably came from Wales to Boston about the year 1635. He was made a freeman at Boston in 1660, and was a member of the artillery company there in 1666. The name of Watkins is of Welsh origin, and this branch of the family of which we write probably came from either Brecon or Montgomery, Wales. Nathan Watkins, the great-grandfather of the subject of our memoir, was one of the...

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Biography of Sylvester Washington McMaster

Almost the only living individual among those earliest settlers who came to Rock Island County in the thirties and forties, when the present City of Rock Island was a small village, known as Stephenson, is Sylvester Washington McMaster, a man whom nearly every man, woman and child throughout Rock Island County knows, either personally or by reputation. He was born October 8, 1811, near Watertown, in Herkimer County, New York, and died January 22, 1908, at the age of ninety-six years. His early life was spent upon a farm and he received such education as he could in the country schools of that time. At the age of nineteen years he himself was a school teacher, having charge of the same school which he had formerly attended as a pupil. Mr. McMaster came West in 1833, traveling by water from the City of Buffalo in his native State. The canal at that time was completed from Cleveland, Ohio, to Portsmouth, in the same state, and connecting with the Ohio River. Coming first to Cairo, Illinois, Mr. McMaster proceeded to St. Louis, and from thence to Galena, Illinois, on the Mississippi. At that early day there were but few houses in the village of Stephenson, and but one in what is now Davenport, that of Antoine LeClaire. Mr. McMaster spent two years (1833 and 1834) at Galena and then returned...

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Cemetery Records, Palatine Bridge, Herkimer County, New York

This is a transcription of a cemetery on road from Palatine Bridge to Stone Arabia just outside village in center of a field in Palatine Bridge, Herkimer County, New York. BAKER William, d. 12 May 1868, ae. 47 yrs., 7 mos., 11 days. DIEFENDORF Nancy Ann, d. 2_ Aug. 1841, ae. 28 yrs. Wife of Henry Diefendorf. Jacob Hees, d. 11 Sept. 1841. Son of Henry and Maria Ann Diefendorf. DYKEMAN Henry V., d. 28 Mar. 1851, ae. 40 yrs., 2 mos. Maria E., d. 4 May 1855, ae. 41 yrs., 4 mos., 21 days. Wife of Henry V. Dykeman. Frances Ann, dau. of Henry V. and Maria E. Dykeman. Inscription buried. HEES Johannes, d. 15 Aug. 1802, ae. 50 yrs., 5 mos., 9 days. “Heir liget und Ruhet der Hoffnung nach in Gott Johannes Heez gestorgen den 15 August 1802 allegeworden 50 lahr, 5 monat, and 9 tag.” Jacob, d. 16 Mar. 1810, ae. 60 yrs. Mary E., d. 20 Feb. 1861, ae. 77 yrs. Wife of Jacob Hees. Elizabeth, d. 8 July 1825, ae. 20 yrs. Dau. of Jacob and Mary E. Hees. John, d. 5 Feb. 1865. (stone buried) Margaret Eacker, d. 3 July 1870, ae. 62 yrs. Wife of John Hees. Jacob, d. May 1828, ae. 11 mos., 10 days. Son of John and Margaret Hees. Abraham, d. 28 Feb. 1884, ae. 71 yrs., 10...

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Private Cemeteries of Stark, New York

The following names have been copied from monuments found in Woods, Pastures, Fence corners, Stone walls, Barnyards, and small family plots. All are cemeteries are found in the town of Stark, Herkimer county, New York. FIKES Adam, d. 27 Apr. 1834, ae. 55 yrs., 6 mos., 28 days. Son of Adam Fikes. Christina, d. 15 Apr. 1841, ae. 49 yrs., 7 mos., 18 days. Wife of Adam Fikes. GEYWITS Polly Smith, d. 9 July 1860, ae. 49 yrs., 10 days. Wife of Adam Geywits. Adam, d. 14 Oct. 1844, ae. 34 yrs., 5 mos. Mary E., d. 4 Nov. 1851, ae. 22 yrs. Dau. of Adam and Polly Geywits. DEGARMO Abram, b. 1818, d. 1904. Harriet, b. 1830, no death date. Wife of Abram Degarmo. Martin A., d. 27 Nov. 1869, ae. 1 mo., 23 days. Son of Abram and Harriet Degarmo. Ester Willsey, d. 16 Feb. 1869, ae. 80 yrs., 8 mos., 22 days. Wife of Martin Dergamo. WILSEY Hattie, b. 1874, d. 1876. Elda, b. 1879, d. 1893. MCMORROW Jane Degarmo, d. 21 Mar. 1874, ae. 23 yrs., 2 mos. Wife of William McMorrow. DERGAMO Ester Willsey, d. 16 Feb. 1869, ae. 80 yrs., 8 mos., 22 days. Wife of Martin Dergamo. Carmelia, d. 1 Apr. 1869, ae. 46 yrs., 16 mos., 10 days. Wife of John G. Ostrander. (sic.) Rachel, d. 12 Apr. 1860, ae. 10...

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Otsquak Cemetery, Van Hornesville, Herkimer County, New York

Tombstone inscriptions of the Otsquak Cemetery. This is the first burial place of the early settlers of the town of Stark. In this cemetery was located the first church in this section. It was built in 1798 and the presiding minister was John Christopher Welting. He is buried in the Fort Plain cemetery (in the southeast corner. On the stone it tells when he preached at the Otsquak and Guysenberg Churches). In this Otsquak cemetery are buried the ones who cleared the land and fought the wars of America. SHAUL Jeremiah, d. 2 Sept. 1882, ae. 62 yrs., 11 mos., 1 day. Margaret Bronner, d. 1 Oct. 1872, ae. 43 yrs., 6 mos., 14 days.  Wife of Jeremiah Shaul. BRUNNER Frederick, Jr., d. 19 June 1873, ae. 30 yrs., 7 days. Elizabeth, d. 3 Mar. 1819, ae. 47 yrs., 4 mos., 21 days.  Wife of Frederick Brunner. Christian F., b. 6 Sept. 1792.  (no death date) Olive, d. 21 Sept. 1859, ae. 50 yrs., 7 mos., 29 days.  Wife of C. F. Brunner. BRONNER Adam, b. 26 Apr. 1830, d. 20 Apr. 1864, ae. 33 yrs., 11 mos., 24 days. Frederick, d. 13 Nov. 1844, ae. 83 yrs. Anna Eve, d. 21 Sept. 1854, ae. 79 yrs.  Wife of F. Bronner. Cynthia V., d. 1 Mar. 1862, ae. 1 yr., 4 mos., 6 days.  Dau. of John C. and...

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Biography of Dr. W. C. McKay

DR. W.C. McKAY. – One by one the pioneers who braved the wilderness and its dangers, in order that their posterity might enjoy the fruits of their hazardous conquests of the domain of the savage are passing away. As the poet sang of the valorous knights of the days of chivalry, “Their souls are with the saints, we trust,” so, at no distant day, will the same be sung o’er the graves of the last of the pioneers. So, while yet alive, let us honor them as they deserve to be honored; and when dead let their deeds be recorded with loving remembrance on the pages of history. Of the old pioneers who still exist, Umatilla county can claim but a few. Prominent among them is Doctor William C. McKay, who, together with his father and his grandfather, figured conspicuously in the eventful early history of the State of Oregon. His father, Thomas McKay, was born in Canada. When he had grown into a lusty lad of some fourteen summers, he, together with his father, Alexander McKay, then a partner of the millionaire, John Jacob Astor, left for Oregon to establish a trading-post. The expedition sailed in the ill-fated ship Tonquin, and arrived at the mouth of the Columbia, the beauty of whose rolling waters and massive cliffs were then known to none but the savage. In 1812, the...

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