Location: Victor New York

Biographical Sketch of Increase Carpenter

(XV) Increase (2), son of Jacob Carpenter, was born July 14, 1766, according to family records. In 1808 he came to Victor, Ontario county, New York, and settled. Some accounts give the date as 1811. He was a farmer. He married Mary Kinny. Children: Merritt; Rosewell; Henry; David, mentioned elsewhere; Platt, born in Dutchess county, August 10, 1802, married Jane Ellis, of Victor, and had four children, Willett, Smith, Jane and Ann. 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...

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Biographical Sketch of David Carpenter

(XVI) David, son of Increase (2) Carpenter, was born about 1800 in Dutchess county, probably. He lived at Victor. settled in Allegany county, and finally returned to Victor. He married a Miss Cator. Children: William. Charles, Frank. Henry, Martha. Louise, Mary, James. Curtis, mentioned...

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Biographical Sketch of Curtis Carpenter

(XVII) Curtis. son of David Carpenter, was born in Allegany county in 1828 and came with the family to Victor, Ontario county, in 1839. He had a common school education and learned the trade of decorator and painter. In religion he was a member of the Society of Friends. He was active in town affairs, an influential Republican in politics and for two terms filled the office of collector of taxes of Victor. He married Minerva Payne, born at Farmington, December 28, 1832, and now (1910) (1911) living at Farmington, daughter of Calvin Payne. Mr. Carpenter died May 6, 1894. Child, Frank...

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Biographical Sketch of Isaiah Horton

(IX) Isaiah (2), son of Isaiah (1) Horton, was born in Springwater, Livingston county, New York, August 27, 1831, and was educated there in the public schools. He was a farmer all his active life. He moved to Victor, Ontario county, in 1865, and for many years made a specialty of fruit culture and sheep raising. He has been retired from active business for several years. In religion he is a Universalist. In politics he is a Republican. He is an earnest advocate of total abstinence and at times has supported the Prohibition party. For ten years he was the only voter of this party in Victor township. He married, February 21, 1856, Ruth C. Adams, of Springwater, born August 28, 1830, died May 3, 1897, Children: 1. Hiram C., born July 24, 1863. married Ella M. Sanderson and had Ruth, Genevieve and Waldo. 2. Coe C., mentioned elsewhere. 3. Aurilla, born at Victor, January 30, 1866, married Alfred N. Crandall and has two children: Bernice and Alice. 4. Arabelle, born at Victor, September 18, 1868, formerly a school teacher, married William P. Flint. 5. Joseph M., born July 6, 1871, a school teacher, married Carrie Flint; children : Ray, born May 6, 1896; Harold, May 6, 1897; Kenneth, June 12, 1898; Donald, August 12, 1899. 6. Manley A., died aged six...

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Biography of Coe C. Horton

(X) Coe C., son of Isaiah (2) Horton, was born at Springwater, Livingston county, New York, April 12. 1864. He attended the district schools and the Victor high school. In 1882 he engaged in the lumber trade at Avon, New York; in 1889 he came to Victor and has followed farming there to the present time. He was for four years employed by the Wabash railroad in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. He was for one year in the employ of the New York Times of New York City, and three years in the furniture and hardware business in Bennington, Vermont. For seven years he was engaged in core drilling, testing mineral lands. He has a farm of ninety-two acres at Victor and fine orchards and herds of Dorset sheep. He is a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen. In politics he is a Prohibitionist, in religion a Methodist. He married, April 11, 1894, Marie Strong, born at Port Gibson, Ontario county, New York, October 3, 1861, daughter of Ashbel Strong, who was born at Waltham, Vermont, December 14, 1813, and followed his trade as painter and decorator in Port Gibson, married, December 10, 1843, Hannah (Hazen) Phelps, born in Dutchess county, March 15, 1818, died December 3, 1891. During his younger days, Mr. Strong followed the sea on a whaling vessel. He died September 19, 1891. Mrs. Strong...

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Biographical Sketch of Brice W. Bowerman

(VII) Brice W., son of Silas G. Bowerman, was born in Farmington, New York, in 1837. He attended the district schools there and Macedon Center Academy. He finally settled in Victor, New York, and followed farming. He had an excellent farm of one hundred and eight acres. In politics he was a Republican; in religion a member of the Society of Friends. He married Lucena, daughter of Elwood and Joanna (Jenks) Smith, January 7, 1864. She was born in Farmington in 1839, died in December, 1897. He died in 1904. Children : Lyman, born 1866, married Josie Allen and had Nina, Joyce, Wesley and Russell; William, mentioned elsewhere; Grace, January, 1876, married Ira W. McConnell and had sons John and Charles McConnell; Elma M., born April, 1878, married Thomas B. Roberts and had Dorothy and Beatrice...

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Biographical Sketch of Dr. William B. Clapper

Dr. William B. Clapper was born in Bristol, New York, December 13, 1864. His mother was of English descent and his father German. He attended the public schools and Starkey Seminary, and after a year in Syracuse University, entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Baltimore, Maryland, from which he was graduated, April 19, 1894. He began to practice his profession, July 5, 1894, at Farmington, New York, and continued there until 1901. Since then he has been located at Victor, Ontario county, New York. He has made a specialty of the diseases of women and children. Dr. Clapper is a member of Ontario County Medical Society, the New York State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and is an honorary member of the Canandaigua Village Medical Society. He is on the board of directors of the County Tuberculosis Hospital. Although he is a Democrat in politics in a Republican town and county, he has been elected trustee of the incorporated village and for two terms as supervisor of the town, holding office for four years and taking a prominent part in the board of supervisors of the county. In religion he is a Presbyterian. He is active in Free Masonry, a member of Victor Lodge, No. 439, and Consistory of Rochester. He married, May 1, 1895, Minnie A. Hausner, born at Cayugaville, New York, March 25,...

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Biographical Sketch of William Bowerman

(VIII) William, son of Brice W. Bowerman, was born in Victor, New York, October 3, 1874. He attended the public schools in his native town and at Brockport, New York. Since 1896 he has been engaged in farming. He had a farm of one hundred and fourteen acres at Brockport on which he kept a fine dairy and owned a milk route. In 1900 he came to Victor and since then has conducted the homestead containing one hundred and eight acres. In politics he is a Republican; in religion a Methodist. He married, February 14, 1898, Marian E. Goffe, born at Brockport, July 12, 1878, daughter of Ezra P. and Elizabeth (Eaglestone) Goffe. Her father was born in Oxford, England, and came to America when a boy of sixteen, in 1860, locating first at Chili Center, New York. In 1872 Mr. Goffe came to Brockport and engaged in the clothing business and in farming. He was a Baptist. Mrs. Goffe was born at Banbury, England, and came to America in 1874. She died in 1884. Mrs. Bowerman had a sister Alice E. Goffe, born November 8, 1881, married W. H. Paine; a brother, William E. Goffe, born at Brockport, October 30, 1890; a brother, Alvin E. Goffe, born at Brockport, December 6, 1891 ; a brother, Gilbert E. Goffe, born at Brockport, July 30, 1899. Mrs. Bowerman’s grandfather married...

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Biographical Sketch of Nathan Aldrich

(V) Nathan, son of Noah Aldrich, was born about 1760-65, probably in Mendon. In 1789 he was living with his father in Adams and came to the town of Victor, Ontario county, New York, among the first settlers. He sowed the first wheat sowed in that town, and after preparing his home returned to his old home in the Berkshires. In the spring of 1790 he came with his family and later he built the first frame house in Victor. He had sons: John, born in Victor, October 30, 1790, married Leonora Aldrich, formerly of Massachusetts; Willis, mentioned...

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Biography of Cassius Aldrich

(VIII) Cassius R., son of Urial Aldrich, was born in Wayne county, New York, October 15, 1839. He was educated in the Farmington district schools. At the age of eighteen years he began to learn the trade of mason in Farmington. After two years he came to Victor, where he worked at his trade for many years. In the spring of 1904 he bought a farm of one hundred and twenty-five acres a short distance out of the village of Victor. In recent years he has been assisted in the management of the farm by his son, Milton U. Aldrich. In politics Mr. Aldrich is a Republican. He was a trustee of the village of Victor for four years. He is a prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Victor and one of the trustees. He married, October 14, 1869, Cornelia Bartles, born in Monroe county, New York, September 16, 1843, daughter of John W. and Mary (Bowers) Bartles. Her father was born in 1811, died in 1893; her mother died in 1873. Her brother, Norman P. Bartles, was born in 1834, married Esther Aldrich and he died in 1867; her sister, Julia A. Bartles, was born in 1836, married John H. Gilbert, of Palmyra, Wayne county, and had one child, Carrie, who lives in Texas; her sister Julia A. died in 1867; her sister, Mary E. Bartles,...

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Biographical Sketch of George Lyman Van Voorhis

George Lyman, eldest child of Lyman and Elizabeth (Field) Van Voorhis, was born at Charleston, Kalamazoo county, Michigan, April 21, 1871. He was very young when his parents returned to the state of New York, and his education was obtained at the Victor high school, later the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, and finally the Brock State Normal School, which he left prior to graduating. From early manhood he has been actively engaged in the interests of the Republican party. During this time he taught school during the winter months, and worked on the farm during the summer, a course of affairs which was continued until his election to the office of sheriff. He served as supervisor of the town of Victor from March, 1901, until the end of 1905, was elected sheriff in 1906, his term expiring in 1909. He is a member of the Congregational church, and is affiliated with the following organizations Milnor Lodge, No. 139, Free and Accepted Masons, of Victor, New York; Geneva Lodge, No. 1054, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Camp No. 9574, Modern Woodmen of the World, of Canandaigua, New York: Mendon Grange, No. 83, Monroe county, New York. Mr. Van Voorhis married, at Mendon, New York, October 20, 1896, Vernie B., born in Monroe county, New York, daughter of Charles and Mary (Gillett) Strong, the former a produce dealer. Children:...

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Biography of Gilbert T. Aldridge

(II) Gilbert T., son of Gilbert Aldridge, was born at Victor, New York, March 4, 1819. He learned the trade of blacksmith and followed it many years. He had an iron foundry and manufactured wagons in the town of Victor. He cast the first iron beam plows used in Victor, manufacturing being his principal business for a short time. He and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he was a steward, trustee, and superintendent of the Sunday school for thirty years. He was always an active worker in the church and a man of exemplary character. He died July 16, 1899. He married (first) Nancy Cline, born in 1825, at Victor, died April 7, 1855. He married (second), February, 1860, Julia (Allen) Maples, born in 1828, married (first) in 1851, Dr. Charles Henry Maples who was born in Connecticut, in 1825, a physician at Hartford, Connecticut, died aged twenty-seven years. Children of Gilbert T. Aldridge by his first wife: Albert C., born March 13. 1849, mentioned elsewhere; Angeline, born June in, 1851, married George 1. Bumpus, living in Victor, a farmer; child, died in infancy. Child of the second wife: Arthur Gilbert, November 24, 1861 mentioned...

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Biographical Sketch of Albert C. Aldridge

(III) Albert C., son of Gilbert T. Aldridge, was born in Victor. March 13, 1849. He attended the public schools of his native town and Brockport, the Collegiate Institute at Brockport, the Rochester Business University, taking special courses in law and laboratory work. For ten years he was engaged in teaching school, two years in the public schools, one year in Canandaigua Academy, and six years in the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, New York. In 1884 he was elected school commissioner of the second district of Ontario county, and was reelected from term to term until he had served for a period of twenty-one years. Though he devoted most of his time to the schools, he also conducted his farm during that time. He has held many positions of trust and has had charge of the settlement of many estates. His farm consists of eightyfour acres of excellent land located just north of the village of Victor. In politics he is a Republican, in religion a Methodist, and he has been trustee, steward, and superintendent of the Sunday school of the Victor Methodist Episcopal church for over twenty-five years. He married, June 16, 1880, Amelia Boughton, born November 23, 1857, daughter of Walter and Caroline (Hart) Boughton, both of whom are deceased. Her father was a farmer in Victor. Children: Caroline J., Gilbert W., Albert H., Harvey C....

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Biography of Arthur Gilbert Aldridge

(III) Arthur Gilbert, son of Gilbert T. Aldridge, was born November 24, 1861. He received his early education in the public schools of Victor and Lima, New York. During his boyhood he worked on his father’s farm, and at the age of nineteen took charge of the homestead. When his father. died he bought the shares of the other heirs and became the owner of the homestead. He now (1910) owns one hundred and twenty acres of land in Victor. In 1891 he made a specialty of raising seedpotatoes in a small way, and from year to year has increased his business until it has reached large proportions. He finds a demand for his potatoes in all parts of the United States and Canada and in various other countries. He conducts the business exclusively as a mail order business and sells direct to the farmers. In politics he is a Republican. He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church of Victor. He is interested in municipal affairs and has served the town three years as assessor. He married, December 22, 1887, Sarah Catherine Briggs, born January 17, 1861, daughter of Ichabod White and Sarah Catherine (Case) Briggs. Her father was born March 24, 1809, and died in August, 1892: he resided in the town of Macedon, where he followed farming many years and was the originator...

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Biographical Sketch of Leslie George Loomis

Leslie George, second son and fifth child of George (3) and Hannah Maria (Ketcham) Loomis, was born in Farmington, Ontario county, New York, April 9, 1857, His school education was a thorough one and he was graduated from the Canandaigua Academy. He commenced his business career as a bookkeeper in October, 1876, and in 1878 became a member of the firm of E. S. Norton, wholesale produce dealers. Four years later he formed a partnership with W. C. Woodworth, in the same line of business, the firm being Loomis & Woodworth, with offices at Victor, New York. The business was conducted in a flourishing manner until August 1, 1907, when Mr. Woodworth retired, and Mr. Loomis admitted his son, L. G., Jr., to membership in the firm, the style being changed to its present form, L. G. Loomis & Son. Mr. Loomis has always been a staunch supporter of the Democratic party, and was commissioned postmaster of Victor, New York, by President Grover Cleveland, serving in this office four years from 1895. He and his family are members of the Presbyterian church at Victor. Mr. Loomis married, in Newark, Wayne county, New York, June 4, 1884, Delia Mary, born in Marion, New York, February 16, 1859, daughter of Theodore and Clarinda (Wallace) Hunt, the former a farmer, and sister of William Henry Hunt. Children: Leslie George, Jr., born July...

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