Location: Middletown New York

Biography of Francis Merriman Barnes, Jr., M. D.

Dr. Francis Merriman Barnes, Jr., a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and prominently known as a neuropsychiatrist of St. Louis, was born in Middletown, New York, August 20, 1881, a son of Francis Merriman and Mary Drusilla (Reynolds) Barnes. The father, a native of Pennsylvania and a representative of one of the old families of that state of English lineage, is now a successful dentist. He was graduated from the Baltimore Dental College and is in active practice in Middletown, New York. His wife, a native of the Empire state, passed away in 1884. In their family were four sons. In the maternal line Dr. Barnes of this review can trace his ancestry back to 944 A. D., to Grethferth the Dane, king of Northumberland, who was driven from England and took refuge in Normandy. One of his descendants, Reynolds Fitz Reynolds, later returned with William the Conqueror in 1066 and there are records of the family in England and Scotland through a number of generations. In 1634 John Reynolds emigrated from Ipswich, England, to Boston, Massachusetts, and in 1635, in Watertown, was made a freeman. From this early record the family is traced down to the present time. Dr. Francis M. Barnes, Jr., the youngest member of his father’s household, attended the public and high schools of his native city and also the Delaware Literary Academy at...

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Samuel Todd of Middletown NY

Samuel Todd5, (Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 19, 1756, in Plymouth, Conn., died March 18, 1852, in New York State and was buried in the Cloveville cemetery, married first in 1779, Mary, daughter of Capt. John and Lois (Brockett) Dudley of Wallingford, Conn., who was born in 1759, died July 11, 1841. The inscription on her monument in the Clovesville, N. Y. cemetery reads, “In memory of Mary, wife of Samuel Todd, who lived together 62 years, died July 11, 1841, Aged 82 yrs.” He married second May 8, 1842, Jane Rosecrans at Shandaken, N. Y., who was born in 1786. His widow was allowed a pension on an application executed July 11, 1853, at which time she was a resident of Shandaken, Ulster county, N. Y. and was 67 years of age. He moved to Middletown, Delaware county, N. Y. in 1802. Samuel Todd was a private in Capt. Joseph Allyn Wright’s company of the fifth regiment, Connecticut line, his Colonel was Col. Phillip Burr Bradley. He enlisted April 30, 1777 for three years, and was discharged April 30, 1780. Fifth regiment, “Connecticut Line.” Formation of 1777-81. This regiment was raised for the “Connecticut Line of 1777 to continue through the war. Recruited largely in Fairfield and Litchfield counties with men from all parts of the state. Rendevous, Danbury. Went into camp at Peekskill in spring of...

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Darling Todd of Middletown NY

Darling Todd6, (Samuel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 27, 1804, in Middletown, Delaware County, N. Y., married Sally Rogers, who was born May 24, 1811, in Shandaken, Ulster County, N. Y., died April 8, 1889. Children: *786. Margaret, b. Jan. 1, 1833. 787. Clarissa, b. Feb. 26, 1844. 788. Daniel, b. Jan. 21, 1847. 789. Walter, b. May 29,...

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Isaac Todd of Clovesville NY

Isaac Todd6, (Samuel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born 1807 in Middletown, Delaware County, N. Y., died June 23, 1880, married Fannie, daughter of Samuel S. and Hester (Robinson) Bouton, who was born Sept. 1, 1805, died July 19, 1878. They are buried in Clovesville, N. Y. He was the owner of 136 acres of land in Dry Brook, N. Y. and 160 acres in Clovesville, N. Y. Children: 790. John. *791. Hiram. *792. Burr. 793. Waita, m.(???)Ford. 794. Scudder. 795. Orrin. 796. Aaron. 797....

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Clarissa Todd Bradstreet of Illinois

BRADSTREET, Clarissa Todd6, (Samuel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 27, 1800, in Litchfield, Conn., died Aug. 23, 1889 and was buried in Franklin Grove, Ill., married Sept. 10, 1820, Major Daniel Moore, son of Daniel and Jannet (Moore) Bradstreet, who was born Nov. 6, 1795, in Hartland, Windsor County, Vt., died May 15, 1877 in Franklin Grove, Ill., when a child of 2 years, she moved with her parents to Middletown, Delaware County, N. Y., in 1802, thence to Illinois in 1844, and to Franklin Grove, Ill. in 1864. Mrs. Bradstreet was a cultured woman of charming personality, genial disposition and holiness of living. None knew her but to praise. Her obituary which appeared in the Franklin Grove Reporter for August, 1889 is as follows. Lo! A mother is fallen in Isreal. It is with sorrow that we note the death of “Mother” Bradstreet which occurred Aug. 25, 1889. She has been among us as a helper and means of strength for so many years that her loss will be keenly felt. Possessing fine physical and mental powers she devoted the last fifty-nine years of her life to the service of Christ. For some eleven years her husband was a local preacher in the M. E. denomination. Her work has been crowned with great results, it being estimated that several hundred people have been converted and vast numbers...

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Samuel Todd of Middletown NY

Samuel Todd6, (Samuel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in Conn., moved to Middletown, Delaware County, N. Y., with the family in 1802, married Eliza Able. Children: 770. Dudley, b. 1823. 771. Reuben, b. 1825, living in 1907, aged 82. 772. Martha. 773. Elsa, living in 1907. 774. Alada. *775. Jane. 776. Mary. 777....

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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...

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John Todd of Middletown NY

John Todd7, (Lyman6, Samuel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) he was probably born in Middletown, Delaware County, N. Y., as he lived in the old homestead. He married. Child: 1427. Earl, lived in Dry Brook, Ulster County, N....

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Biography of John Edward Stewart

The business world of New England and the manufacturing stationers’ trade suffered an irretrievable loss in the passing of one of Springfield’s most substantial citizens, John Edward Stewart, president of the printing company which bears his name, a veteran officer of the Civil War, prominent Grand Army man and highly esteemed throughout the community for his personal worth and by his business connections for his high sense of honor and unimpeachable integrity. The city of his adoption and scene of his successful labors could ill afford to part with such a forceful character, loyal friend and kindly neighbor, who was in the best sense of the term a constructive element in the body politic. Mr. Stewart was blessed with an ancient and honorable ancestry, the surname Stewart being one of the oldest and most distinguished in Scottish and English history. Its members in all generations have been among the builders of the States where they have resided, contributing in valued measure to the economic, moral, social, and political foundations of England, Scotland and the United States, to which latter country pioneering representatives of the family came at a very early date. The Stewart line is traced to the time of Cromwell, to a branch of the family as ancient as the Clan Stewart of Scottish history. At the time of the Protectorate a branch of the family in the...

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Biographical Sketch of Lewis S. Halsey

Lewis, L. Halsey, of Hyde Park, son of David and Julia (Smith) Lewis, was born in the town of Blooming Grove, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1853. He received his education in the schools of New York City and Michigan, and when his education was completed, learned the printer’s trade at Middletown, N. Y. August 18, 1878, he settled in Hyde Park and purchased the Lamoille News. Three years after he united that paper with the Vermont Citizen. Since that time he has conducted the combination of the two papers under the title of the “News and Citizen” with offices at Morrisville and Hyde Park. The News and Citizen is unswerving in its advocacy of Republican principles, and under Mr. Lewis’ management its influence is strongly felt throughout the state. Notwithstanding the active part he takes in politics, Mr. Lewis has never found time to hold political office, as his newspaper business monopolizes all his time and personal attention. Notwithstanding his devotion to journalism, he has however found time to devote to the two great secret societies of Odd Fellows and Free Masons. He is a member of Mt. Vernon Lodge, F. & A. M., Tucker Chapter R. A. M., Burlington Council, and Burlington Commandery. He also belongs to Sterling Lodge, No. 34, I. O. O. F. Mr. Lewis was married, Nov. 4, 1880, to Alice D., daughter of Russel...

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