Location: Tompkins County NY

Ruel Todd of Dundee IL

Ruel Todd7, (Eleazer6, Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Aug. 6, 1818, in Dryden, N. Y., died Jan. 16, 1885, in Dundee, Ill., married in 1842, in Dryden, N. Y., Gertrude Brokaw, who was born in Ovid, N. Y., died June 30, 1877, in Dundee, Ill. Children: *1784. Almina, b. Nov. 24, 1844. *1785. Charles, b. Aug. 14,...

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Maria Todd Barber of New York

BARBER, Maria Todd7, (Eleazer6, Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) married in Dryden, N. Y., Seymour Barber. Children: I. Adelbert, lived in East Aurora, N. Y. II. George, lived in Ithaca, N. Y. III. Charles, lived in Portland,...

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Harriet Cooke Todd Bowers of Dryden NY

BOWERS, Harriet Cooke Todd7, (Eleazer6, Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born July 22, 1822, in Dryden, N. Y., died April 6, 1911, married Dec. 6, 1840, in Libertyville, N. Y., John Bowers, of Lansing, N. Y., who was born July 7, 1813, in Homer, N. Y. Children: I. Sarah Louverna, b. Dec. 23, 1841, in Peruville, N. Y. II. Mary Jane, b. May 28, 1844, in Summer Hill, Cayuga County, N. Y., m. Feb. 4, 1864, Henry S. Jewell. III. John Seymour, b. May 21, 1845, in Summer Hill, N. Y., d. Aug. 6, 1909, in Elgin, Ill., m. Dec. 2, 1869, Jane Hammer. IV. Dennis M., b. March 24, 1847, in Dryden, N. Y., m. 1888, Bertha Webster. V. Susan Minerva, b. June 28, 1849, in Auburn, N. Y., m. Sept. 24, 1872, Lewis E. Rhynder. VI. Ida, b. Sept. 27, 1855, d. Feb. 1, 1863. VII. Charles Willard, b. Jan. 15, 1859, m. Dec. 14, 1892, Carrie J. McDonald. VIII. Hattie, b. April 28, 1861, d. Feb. 1, 1863. IX. Myrtie, b. Sept. 12, 1863, m. Jan. 25, 1888, Everett D....

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Almina Todd Giddings

GIDDINGS, Almina Todd8, (Ruel7, Eleazer6, Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born May 2, 1843, in Dryden, N. Y., died Dec. 14, 1911, in Elgin, Ill., married in Dundee, Ill., Jan. 1, 1860, George Giddings, who was born Aug. 15, 1830, in Essex, Mass. Children: I. Lillian, b. Dec. 26, 1864, married first, Oct. 14, 1886, West Turner, from whom she was divorced in 1890, they had issue: (1) George, b. Aug. 11, 1887, m. Feb. 3, 1906, Minnie Aldrich, from whom he was divorced and m. a second time and went to live in St. Louis, Mo. Lillian Giddings married second, William Egleston, who was b. Jan. 27, 1859, and had issue: (2) Lillian, b. Aug. 5, 1907. II. Mary Esther, b. June 14, 1872, in Barrington, Ill., m. Jan. 30, 1889, Andrew Spurling, and had issue: (1) Harry, b. May 25, 1890, who was in the...

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Charles Todd of Dundee IL

Charles Todd8, (Ruel7, Eleazer6, Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Aug. 14, 1848, in Dryden, N. Y., married in Dundee, Ill., Elizabeth Burns, who was born July 9, 1849, in New York. In 1913 they were both living in Dundee, Ill. Children: *2448. Nettie, b. Dec. 30, 1869. 2449. Loudel, b. Aug. 21, 1873, in Dundee, Ill., m. Dec. 14, 1910, Edith Tuttle, in Chicago,...

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Biographical Sketch of H. H. Sinclair

H. H. Sinclair, Redlands, was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1858. He attended the public schools of that city, and afterward went to Cornell University, and was a member of the class of 1880. Subsequent to this he practiced law in New York City for two years. Then he engaged in the shipping business for a while. His health failing he came to California, and has since given his attention to his fine orange orchard in Lugonia. He is a member of the city council of Redlands, and was a member of the first board. He is also a member of the executive committee of the Board of Trade. He is secretary of the Lugonia Water Company, also of the Sunnyside Ditch Company. He is secretary and director of the Redlands Fruit Growers’ Association. In his early life he followed the sea for three years, from the age of fifteen to eighteen years, and was made second mate. In 1882 he was married to Agnes Rowley, of New York City. Mr. Sinclair has the largest and oldest orange orchard in the valley, and is still enlarging its...

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Biography of George H. Crafts

George H. Crafts, a rancher near Redlands, was born in New York City in 1844, and came to California with his father in 1861. His father, Myron H. Crafts, was born in Whately, Massachusetts, in 1816, and established the first temperance grocery in New York City. He also had a large meat-curing house there, but was burnt out in 1844, and then went to Jackson, Michigan, where he started a soap and candle factory. He next went to Windsor, where he farmed for a while, and then went to Detroit and accepted a position as cashier in C. & A. Ives’ bank. From there he came to California and purchased 480 acres of land in what is known now as Grafton, a most beautiful and productive country, four miles east of Redlands. Here, for a number of years, he engaged extensively in raising grain and hogs, and later gave considerable attention to fruit culture. At his death he owned 1,840 acres of land in a tract, which was named Grafton, for him. He was one of the true pioneers, and was widely and favorably known. At one time he was elected County Judge by the Republican Party, but the opposite party, having things somewhat in their own hands, never made him out a certificate. He never contested the matter, and so never served. He died September 1886, aged seventy...

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Biographical Sketch of R. B. F. Watrons

R. B. F. Watrons. – No man in Redlands is more worthy of mention in a work of this kind than is B. F. Watrons, M. D. He came to Redlands with $350, with which he bought a team and went to work. He had previously contracted for ten acres of land for $1,000, and had paid $250 down. He began improving it the second year and put up a $400 house. He afterward bought ten acres more for $1,500 and borrowed money for the first payment. In five years he had bought and paid for thirty-one acres in Redlands and twenty in San Diego County. Since then he has bought and sold in this and also in San Diego County, and is recognized as one of Redlands most enterprising and prosperous citizens. He was born in Cortland County, New York. He received his literary education at Homer Academy and his medical education at the Pennsylvania University, from which latter institution he was graduated in 1870. He at once commenced the practice of medicine in Ithaca, where he remained six years; he then went to Rochester, where he remained two years. Then he went to Brodhead, Wisconsin, and from that place came to California. Dr. Watrons was Second Sergeant in the Seventy-sixth Regiment New York Volunteers, and rendered his country good service at the battles of Fredericksburg, South Mountain,...

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Biography of Frank Austin Bond

FRANK AUSTIN BOND, a distinguished figure in commercial affairs in Western Massachusetts, who in his position as a widely known cotton broker, is in close touch at all times with relevant affairs, both in New England and in the South, and his expert attention to his work is a constructive influence of more than passing significance. Mr. Bond is an able and efficient executive and is a son of John A. and Anna Belle (Kimbell) Bond. His father, who died in 1922, was a prominent hotel proprietor of North Adams and was for many years a member of the city council and chairman of Berkshire County Commissioners. The mother is still living. Frank Austin Bond was born in North Adams, March 11, 1889, and following his early attendance at the public schools he graduated from Drury High School in the class of 1908. His classical course was covered at Cornell University, from which he graduated in the class of 1912, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Upon the completion of his studies, Mr. Bond identified himself with the cotton brokerage business and has continued since along this general line of activity. He now represents Anderson, Clayton & Company, of Houston, Texas, in New England, and this important affiliation places him among the leaders in his field in the East. Mr. Bond is a trustee of the Hoosac Savings...

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Biography of Chauncey P. Williams

CHAUNCEY P. WILLIAMS AMONG the noted men of Albany Chauncey P. Williams stands in the front rank as a banker and financier. He is a native of Connecticut – a state which has furnished so many of the enterprising pioneers of our own and other states of the Union. He was born at Upper Middletown (now Cromwell), Conn., on the 5th of March, 1817, the son of Josiah and Charity Shaler Williams. His early years were spent upon his father’s farm, where in summer his physical powers were trained to healthful development by the labors of the farm, and his winters occupied in mental culture at the common school. He early developed a taste for mathematics and astronomy, and probably would have devoted his life to those sciences, but for the fact that circumstances made it imperative that he must earn his own way in the world. At the age of sixteen he accepted a clerkship with his brothers, the firm of T. S. Williams & Brothers, then engaged in extensive commercial business at Ithaca, N. Y.  He remained at Ithaca two years, when in 1835 he was transferred to the Albany house of the same firm, then under the direction of Josiah B. Williams. In 1839 he succeeded to the business of the Albany house, which, in connection with Henry W. Sage as his partner, conducting the business...

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Saponi Tribe

Saponi Indians. One of the eastern Siouan tribes, formerly living in North Carolina and Virginia, but now extinct. The tribal name was occasionally applied to the whole group of Ft Christanna tribes, also occasionally included under Tutelo. That this tribe belonged to the Siouan stock has been placed beyond doubt by the investigations of Hale and Mooney. Their language appears to have been the same as the Tutelo to the extent that the people of the two tribes could readily understand each other. Mooney has shown that the few Saponi words recorded are Siouan. Lederer mentions a war in which the Saponi seem to have been engaged with the Virginia settlers as early as 1654-56, the time of the attack by the Cherokee, probably in alliance with them. The first positive notice is by Lederer (1670), who informs us that he stopped a few days at Sapon, a town of the Tutelo confederacy, situated on a tributary of the upper Roanoke. This village was apparently on Otter river, southwest of Lynchburg, Virginia. Pintahae is mentioned also as another of their villages near by. It is evident that the Saponi and Tutelo were living at that time in close and apparently confederated relation. In 1671 they were visited by Thomas Batts and others accompanied by two Indian guides. After traveling nearly due west from the mouth of the Appomattox about...

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Biography of Hon. Charles Miner Bradshaw

HON. CHARLES MINER BRADSHAW. – The present efficient collector of customs of the Puget Sound district, a portrait of whom appears in this work, is a gentleman who has worked his way from the lowest rung of the ladder until he now stands at the front rank in his chosen profession, as well as having acquired a recognized position among the men who lead public opinion and form institutions and states. Mr. Bradshaw was born in Bridgewater, Susquehanna county, Pennsylvania, August 9, 1831, – the son of Salmon and Sarah F. Schurz Bradshaw, and is a lineal descendant of John Bradshaw, who presided at court at the time of the trial of Charles I. when that usurping king was executed by Oliver Cromwell; and now, as relics of great interest, he has in his home some of the effects of the old regicide. Mr. Bradshaw resided in his birthplace until 1839, when his parents removed to Dryden, Tompkins county, New York, where he was educated at the Dryden High School. On the completion of his school life in 1852, the ambitious young man started west, coming to St. Joseph, Missouri. He then fitted out, with another of his own age, an ox-team, and crossed the plains to Oregon, making the journey hither in the year 1852, when the pestilence of cholera, often joined with famine, was abroad. The thousands...

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Biography of Hon. Sylvester Pennoyer

HON. SYLVESTER PENNOYER. – Sylvester Pennoyer, the present governor of Oregon, was born in Groton, Tompkins county, in the State of New York, on July 6, 1831. His father was a pioneer in that section of the country, having moved from Dutchess county in the same state just after his marriage, and settled upon a piece of government land while it was a wilderness, and which he afterwards, by his own labor and with the help of his sons, transformed into one of those beautiful and valuable farms for which New York State is so famous. The Governor inherited from his father, Justus Powers Pennoyer, a native of Amenia, Dutchess county, an admixture of German and French blood, and his mother Elizabeth née Howland, of Kinderhook, in the same county, a further admixture of English, Scotch and Welsh blood. His father was one of the largest farmers in Groton, and one of the foremost men of the town in all public enterprises; and at one time, although no politician whatever, he represented his county in the New York assembly. In fact, the Governor has fair reason to be somewhat proud of his ancestry. In the year 1670, William Pennoyer, of Norfolk county, England, who had previously removed from France to the New Haven colony and thence to England, died, leaving by his will his estate in such county subject...

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Biographical Sketch of Sutton, M.W.

M. W. Sutton, attorney at law, of the firm of Sutton & Wenie. Mr. Sutton first came to Wellington, Sumner Co., Kan., in May, 1872, and practiced law until December of same year, when he went to Medicine Lodge, Barber County, and continued his profession until June 1,1876, thence located permanently in Dodge City, where he has since practiced law. He was County Attorney for Barber County two years and resigned; County Attorney for Ford County from November 1, 1876 until March 1882. He was born in Orange County, N. Y., 1848, and was raised in Tompkins County, living there until November 22, 1867, when he went to Johnson County, Mo., and followed agricultural pursuits with parents and attending school. Also began reading law about that time and was admitted to bar of practice March 1872, at Warrensburg, Johnson Co., Mo. He enlisted February 12, 1863, Company B, Sixth Regiment New York Heavy Artillery, and participated in all the battles of his command, beginning at Gettysburg and ending at the surrender of Robert E. Lee. He was mustered out August 24, 1865. He was married in 1879 to Miss Florence E. Clemons, of Genesee County, N. Y. They have one son, Stewart C. Mr. Sutton is a member of Blue Lodge, A. F. & A. M. and I. O. O. F. of Kansas City,...

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