Location: Peekskill New York

Ashley Family of New Bedford, MA

ASHLEY (New Bedford family). Among the first settlers of Rochester, Mass., and their families appear the names of Joseph Ashley and his wife Elizabeth and their children. There had settled at Springfield as early as 1639 Robert Ashley; and from the fact that many of the early settlers of Springfield were drawn from Roxbury by Pynchon, perhaps Mr. Ashley had been there previously a short time. One Thomas Ashley resided at Cape Ann (Gloucester) in 1639; he was admitted an inhabitant of Boston in 1658, and was probably the Thomas Ashley of Maine, 1654, who, says Savage, may have removed in 1658 to Boston, where his wife Joanna died Dec. 27, 1661, and he married the last of the next month Widow Hannah Broome. At Wells, Maine, lived William Ashley, whose name is given among those who were inhabitants of that place from 1641 to 1687. He was appointed constable there July 4, 1659. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Joseph Ashley, the head of the...

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Biographical Sketch of Egbert Nelson Fairchild

Fairchild, Egbert Nelson; flour mfgr.; born, Peekskill, N. Y., Sept. 28, 1868; son of Egbert Henry and Mary Seymour Fairchild; public school education; married, Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1893, Gertrude A. Kenny; two daughters Catherine and Mary; in flour milling business twenty-seven years; becoming pres. of the Cleveland Milling Co. in 1910; before that mgr. Pittsburgh Flour Co., Minneapolis; member Cleveland Athletic and Euclid Golf...

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David Todd of Peekskill NY

David Todd6, (Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 29, 1776, died Sept. 5, 1834, married Dec. 24, 1793, Hannah Sutherland, who was born Feb. 28, 1775, died Feb. 11, 1817. He settled in Peekskill, N. Y., where he owned and operated the farm which is now (1913) owned jointly by two of his descendants, Alpheus and Wilkie Todd. Children: *809. Tamma, b. July 19, 1794. *810. Orrin, b. Jan. 15, 1796. *811. Wright, b. Feb. 14, 1798. *812. Sarah, b. July 20, 1800. *813. Allen, b. Aug. 6, 1802. 814. Lydia, b. June 25, 1804, d. April 20, 1889, unmarried, lived in Peekskill, N. Y. *815. John, b. Sept. 5, 1806. *816. Betsey, b. Sept. 25, 1808. *817. Alfred, b. Aug. 21,...

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Allen Todd of Rochester NY

Allen Todd7, (David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 6, 1802, in Peekskill, N. Y., died in Rochester, N. Y., married first,(???) 18–, (???)Field, a niece of Cyrus Field. He married second, 18–, Eurania Davis. He moved to South Greece, N. Y., now called Elmwood, thence in later life he retired and moved to Rochester, N. Y., where he died. He was a very prosperous farmer and a most excellent man, having been a devoted Christian. Children by(???)Field: *1487. Morris. 1488. Nelson d. a bachelor. Children by Eurania Davis: *1489. Allen D., b. Jan. 2, 1840. *1490. Eurania G., b. May 1,...

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John Todd of Middleport NY

John Todd7, (David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 5, 1806, in Peekskill, N. Y., died in 1884, married Eliza Agor. He moved to Middleport, N. Y., in the early thirties and bought land of the Holland Land Purchase from which he developed a good farm. Children: *1491. William Agor, b. March 28, 1833. *1492. Kelsey, b. Feb. 11,...

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Tamma Todd Denike of Peekskill NY

DENIKE, Tamma Todd7, (David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 19, 1794, died March 13, 1877, married Feb. 1832, Isaac Denike, who was born Nov. 23, 1800, died May 24, 1883. They lived in Peekskill, N. Y. Children: I. Mary Elizabeth, b. Nov. 19, 1833, d. Dec. 20, 1873. II. Abby Jane, b. Jan. 15, 1837, m. Jacob Strang, who d. in 1901; she resides in Ypsilanti,...

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John Todd of Rochester NY

John Todd8, (Wright7, David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Jan. 23, 1822, at the old homestead in Peekskill, N. Y., married in 1864, Sophia Joiner, of Henrietta, N. Y. In 1826, he went with his parents to Greece, N. Y., where he received his education. He was a farmer, but during his later years, he retired and went to Rochester, N. Y., to live. Children: *2195. Sarah A., b. Feb. 2, 1849. *2196. Emma Jane, b. Oct. 26, 1850. 2197. Alta, b. July 19, 1852. *2198. Carrie A., b. July 13, 1857. 2199. Charles, b. March 27, 1860. *2200. George W., b....

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David Todd of Peekskill NY

David Todd8, (Alfred7, David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born June 16, 1843, at the old homestead in Peekskill, N. Y., died May 31, 1896, married Dec. 15, 1871, Ellen Purdy, of Cortland, (near Peekskill,) N. Y. Mr. Todd was a farmer nearly all his active life living at the old homestead, except for a time when he engaged in a trucking business in New York City. In polities he was a Democrat. He was at one time a school trustee. He attended the public schools of his native town, until he entered the Peekskill Military Academy for a course. His farm was one that is now (1915) owned by his two sons, and has been owned by the family for about 125 years. It contains about two hundred acres, and in recent years it has been marred and damaged by the passage of the Catskill Aqueduct which passes diagonally across it. In some places it is 20 or 30 feet above the level of the surface, and in others it passes through a cut 40 or 50 feet deep. Children: 2218. Alpheus, b. Oct. 20, 1874, at the old homestead where he still lives, (1915) and operates the farm in company with his brother. He attended the public schools and later for a time attended Viewland Academy which was a school for boys near Peekskill, N. Y. 2219....

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From Croton River to West Point along the Hudson River

Croton River, known by the Indians as Kitchawonk, joins the Hudson in a bay crossed by the New York Central Railroad Croton draw-bridge. East of this point is a water shed having an area of 350 square miles, which supplies New York with water. The Croton Reservoir is easily reached by a pleasant carriage drive from Sing Sing, and it is a singular fact that the pitcher and ice-cooler of New York, or in other words, Croton Dam and Rockland Lake, should be almost opposite. About fifty years ago the Croton first made its appearance in New York, brought in by an aqueduct of solid masonry which follows the course of the Hudson near the Old Post Road, or at an average distance of about a mile from the east bank. Here and there its course can be traced by “white stone ventilating towers” from Sing Sing to High Bridge, which conveys the aqueduct across the Harlem River. Its capacity is 100,000,000 gallons per day, which however began to be inadequate for the city and a new aqueduct was therefore begun in 1884 and completed in 1890, capable of carrying three times that amount, at a cost of $25,000,000. The water-shed is well supplied with streams and lakes. Lake Mahopac, one of its fountains, is one of the most beautiful sheets of water near the metropolis, and easily accessible...

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