In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to succeed, and records how that success has usually crowned their efforts. It tells also of many, very many, who, not seeking the applause of the world, have pursued “the even tenor of their way,” content to have it said of them, as Christ said of the woman performing a deed of mercy – “They have done what they could.” It tells how that many in the pride and strength of young manhood left the plow and the anvil, the lawyer’s office and the counting-room, left every trade and profession, and at their country’s call went forth valiantly “to do or die,” and how through their efforts the Union was restored and peace once more reigned in the land. In the life of every man and of every woman is a lesson that should not be lost upon those who follow after.

Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties New York

Title page to the Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties New York

Genealogists will appreciate this volume from the fact that it contains so much that would never find its way into public records, and which would otherwise be inaccessible. Great care was taken in the compilation of the work, and every opportunity possible given to those represented to insure correctness in what was written. In addition to the biographical sketches, portraits of a number of representative citizens are given.

The faces of some, and biographical sketches of many citizens of Seneca and Schuyler County New York, will be missed in this volume. Not having a proper conception of the work, some refused to give the information necessary to compile a sketch, while others were indifferent. Occasionally – some member of the family would oppose the enterprise, and on account of such opposition the support of the interested one would be withheld. In a few instances men could never be found, though repeated calls were made at their residences or places of business.

The following is the only online index to this wonderful work about the men, and yes, some ladies of Seneca and Schuyler counties in New York. If you’ll click on the “View Bio” link beside the name it will take you directly to the biography for that person within the manuscript.

Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, New York

Surname Given Middle Extra Page State County Town View
Abbey Tyler H. 404 New York View Bio
Abbott John 474 New York View Bio
Adams John 23 View Bio
Adams John Q. 39 View Bio
Alleman A. J. M.D. 249 New York View Bio
Alleman Joseph D. 407 New York View Bio
Arnold Thomas H. 339 New York View Bio
Arnold William H. 340 New York View Bio
Arthur Chester A. 99 View Bio
Ashmore William 324 New York View Bio
Ault Charles F. 292 New York View Bio
Ayres Augustus D. General 153 New York View Bio
Bacon Benjamin 353 New York View Bio
Bacon Francis 133 New York Seneca Waterloo View Bio
Bailey Edson 343 New York View Bio
Bailey John J. 332 New York View Bio
Baldridge Addison 350 New York View Bio
Baldwin William H. 442 New York View Bio
Barry Edwin S. 450 New York View Bio
Bartholomew L. S. M.D. 187 New York View Bio
Bartlett Andrew J. 311 New York View Bio
Bartlett E. Seely 497 New York View Bio
Beach Lewis Hon. 166 New York View Bio
Beach William H. M.D. 283 New York View Bio
Beach William T. 344 New York View Bio
Beardsley James B. 447 New York View Bio
Beardsley Stephen R. 482 New York View Bio
Bell Robert M.D. 215 New York View Bio
Belles Isaac 456 New York View Bio
Bellows George A. M.D. 421 New York View Bio
Bennett John M. 301 New York View Bio
Bickford William A. 418 New York View Bio
Bigelow Eugene U. 245 New York View Bio
Birge David W. M.D. 436 New York View Bio
Bishop John 280 New York View Bio
Blain Samuel 503 New York View Bio
Blaine James M. 494 New York View Bio
Bockoven George W. 321 New York View Bio
Bolt Eugene N. 429 New York View Bio
Bolyen Edwin O. 391 New York View Bio
Bonnell Henry S. 371 New York View Bio
Boughton James S. Prof. 240 New York View Bio
Boyes John 362 New York View Bio
Brehm Herman F. 164 New York View Bio
Brokaw George W. 208 New York View Bio
Brown Harvey E. M.D. 452 New York View Bio
Brown Jacob 444 New York View Bio
Brown S. J. 486 New York View Bio
Buchanan James 75 View Bio
Bumpus Harry K. 432 New York View Bio
Burroughs Oliver 458 New York View Bio
Burtless Charles B. 400 New York View Bio
Caldwell Robert 341 New York View Bio
Carver Philander K. 495 New York View Bio
Cass Marcus M. 288 New York View Bio
Chamberlain Harrison 154 New York View Bio
Childs A. L. Hon. 331 New York View Bio
Clark Edwin 241 New York View Bio
Clark William B. Hon. 300 New York View Bio
Cleveland S. Grover 103 View Bio
Coburn Minor T. 291 New York View Bio
Coe John D. 503 New York View Bio
Compson George M. 179 New York View Bio
Conover Samuel S. 360 New York View Bio
Cook Charles Hon. 475 New York View Bio
Cook Joseph H. Rev. 216 New York View Bio
Cooper Oliver C. 408 New York View Bio
Cooper Peter 175 New York View Bio
Corbett Otis R. 251 New York View Bio
Couch Joel M. 479 New York View Bio
Crane Charles 335 New York View Bio
Crane David B. 247 New York View Bio
Crane John V. 271 New York View Bio
Crane John 302 New York View Bio
Cronk William 468 New York View Bio
Cronkite Lyman 473 New York View Bio
Crosby John F. M. D. 488 New York View Bio
Curtis John A. 189 New York View Bio
Day Charles B. 331 New York View Bio
Day Henry G. 269 New York View Bio
Day John W. M.D. 471 New York View Bio
Decker George 430 New York View Bio
Demarest George M. 299 New York View Bio
Denmark Nathan S. 402 New York View Bio
Dey Anthony 503 New York View Bio
Dey Henry K. 196 New York View Bio
Dey Pierson 163 New York View Bio
Dey Richard M.D. 263 New York View Bio
Disinger Daniel 380 New York View Bio
Disinger John E. 355 New York View Bio
Dolph William V. 410 New York View Bio
Durling William A. 204 New York View Bio
Earnest Quincy A. 205 New York View Bio
Egan Michael 260 New York View Bio
Ellis Thomas H. 490 New York View Bio
Emens Edgar A. Prof. 466 New York View Bio
Emens Enoch 325 New York View Bio
Emens Olin E. 375 New York View Bio
Emmett John 383 New York View Bio
Eshenour Sidney A. 457 New York View Bio
Evans David H. Hon. 117 New York Seneca Tyre View Bio
Everts Charles H. 329 New York View Bio
Everts Daniel F. M.D. 431 New York View Bio
Fenno Willard J. 207 New York View Bio
Fero Isaac W. 463 New York View Bio
Field Perez H. Hon. 126 New York Schuyler View Bio
Fillingham Tom 269 New York View Bio
Fillmore Millard 67 View Bio
Fleming Arazina Mrs. 454 New York View Bio
Follet William M. M.D. 155 New York View Bio
Folwell Nathan W. M.D. 195 New York View Bio
Folwell William W. 503 New York View Bio
Frantz John O. 396 New York View Bio
Frost Charles S. 420 New York View Bio
Gambee Benjamin L. 241 New York View Bio
Gano Levi M. 279 New York View Bio
Garfield James A. 95 View Bio
Genung Seth J. 178 New York View Bio
Gilbert Morris J. Capt. 165 New York View Bio
Giles William 205 New York View Bio
Glazier Walker 322 New York View Bio
Goodwin John 236 New York View Bio
Gougar Charles 364 New York View Bio
Gould James H. 260 New York View Bio
Grant Ulysses S. 87 View Bio
Graves James M. 397 New York View Bio
Gregory Isaac G. 221 New York View Bio
Gridley Charles L. 230 New York View Bio
Gridley Samuel H. Rev. 446 New York View Bio
Gulick William M.D. 359 New York View Bio
Hadley Sterling G. Hon. 491 New York View Bio
Hall Martin D. 363 New York View Bio
Hamill Vincent D. P. 323 New York View Bio
Hanmer George A. 157 New York View Bio
Hanmer Lewis 424 New York View Bio
Harris Adelbert F. 478 New York View Bio
Harrison Benjamin 107 View Bio
Harrison William H. 51 View Bio
Haslett James H. M.D. 140 New York View Bio
Hause Thomas P. 144 New York View Bio
Hawes P. Halsey 174 New York View Bio
Hayes Rutherford B. 91 View Bio
Hazelton William C. Hon. 137 New York View Bio
Heath Delos L. M.D. 334 New York View Bio
Hendricks Benjamin 268 New York View Bio
Hicks Albert A. 135 New York View Bio
Hillerman David C. 417 New York View Bio
Hoag Milton 273 New York View Bio
Hood Joseph P. 345 New York View Bio
Hood Josiah 393 New York View Bio
Horton Orlo 389 New York View Bio
Hoskins Charles L. 269 New York View Bio
Hoster Daniel W. 462 New York View Bio
Houck Grant V. 127 New York Schuyler Tyrone View Bio
Howard Charles C. 220 New York View Bio
Howe Franklin S. Rev. 188 New York View Bio
Hulbert Elisha K. 320 New York View Bio
Hulbert George H. 457 New York View Bio
Hunter Abraham L. 438 New York View Bio
Hurd Oliver P. Hon. 426 New York View Bio
Hutchinson Charles H. 451 New York View Bio
Ireland John 480 New York View Bio
Jacks J. Willard Rev. 372 New York View Bio
Jackson Andrew 43 View Bio
Jefferson Thomas 27 View Bio
Jewell Marion B. 147 New York View Bio
Johnson Abram B. 258 New York View Bio
Johnson Andrew 83 View Bio
Johnson Samuel E. 134 New York Schuyler Townsend View Bio
Jolly Isaac 310 New York View Bio
Kellogg Dwight M. 406 New York View Bio
Kime W. Clinton 440 New York View Bio
King Benjamin 229 New York View Bio
King James K. M.D. 307 New York View Bio
Kinne Henry L. 221 New York View Bio
Kinne Wisner Rev. 435 New York View Bio
Knight Horace W. 194 New York View Bio
La Moreaux Isaac 230 New York View Bio
Lahr Aaron B. 489 New York View Bio
Lahr William H. 449 New York View Bio
Lamb David A. 156 New York View Bio
Lambert C. Columbus 416 New York View Bio
Lamoreaux Ellsworth 282 New York View Bio
Lane John J. 248 New York View Bio
Lang John 129 New York Schuyler Watkins Glen View Bio
LaRue Charles A. 470 New York View Bio
Larzelere George W. 199 New York View Bio
Lautenschlager M. R. Miss. 148 New York View Bio
Lay Hiram M. 484 New York View Bio
Leffingwell William E. 307 New York View Bio
Leggett Edmund S. 159 New York View Bio
Leonard Hermon 381 New York View Bio
Lerch Samuel P. 323 New York View Bio
Lincoln Abraham 79 View Bio
Littell Ansyl P. 128 New York Schuyler Tyrone View Bio
Lybolt Heman R. 298 New York View Bio
MacDonald Clarence A. 428 New York View Bio
Madison James 31 View Bio
Mann Eliza Ann Mrs. 259 New York View Bio
Manning Fred L. Hon. 176 New York View Bio
Marsh Daniel B. 148 New York View Bio
Marsh Thomas 278 New York View Bio
Marshall Bainbridge 439 New York View Bio
Marshall John 382 New York View Bio
Marshall Peter 405 New York View Bio
Marvin Mather Dr. 503 New York View Bio
Maynard N. Barnet 246 New York View Bio
McNemer George W. 219 New York View Bio
Medlock Joseph 139 New York View Bio
Meeks Chauncey N. 169 New York View Bio
Metzger Fred H. 487 New York View Bio
Mickley William B. 173 New York View Bio
Miller George E. 369 New York View Bio
Miller Jabez W. 313 New York View Bio
Mills Henry 394 New York View Bio
Monroe James 35 View Bio
Montgomery George G. 385 New York View Bio
Moore Martin 477 New York View Bio
Morgan John M. 292 New York View Bio
Morrison W. A. Rev. 436 New York View Bio
Morrow John C. 379 New York View Bio
Moses Wellie P. 438 New York View Bio
Munson Thomas T. 297 New York View Bio
Northrup Flavins W. 309 New York View Bio
Nugent Edward 272 New York View Bio
O'Connell John 425 New York View Bio
O'Connell T. J. Rev. 146 New York View Bio
O'Connor James Rev. 218 New York View Bio
O'Daniels James 257 New York View Bio
Ogden Charles 416 New York View Bio
Olin William B. Rev. 411 New York View Bio
Owen Jesse T. M.D. 246 New York View Bio
Padgham R. W. M.D. 289 New York View Bio
Parish Augustine S. 228 New York View Bio
Pierce Franklin 71 View Bio
Polk James K. 59 View Bio
Pontius Christopher C. 136 New York View Bio
Pontius Lawson 308 New York View Bio
Pullman Willard 239 New York View Bio
Reeder Jacob 481 New York View Bio
Reynolds John G. 415 New York View Bio
Rhodes John 384 New York View Bio
Richardson John E. 157 New York View Bio
Riegel William P. 352 New York View Bio
Roberson John T. 453 New York View Bio
Roberts Erastus S. 495 New York View Bio
Robinson Charles M. 455 New York View Bio
Rogers Gilbert E. 167 New York View Bio
Rorrison Alexander 341 New York View Bio
Rothwell William 485 New York View Bio
Rowley Charles L. 128 New York Seneca Romulus View Bio
Rowley George S. 349 New York View Bio
Russell Emmett B. 198 New York View Bio
Ryno John L. 237 New York View Bio
Sackett G. V. 498 New York View Bio
Saeger Nathan 459 New York View Bio
Saeger Reuben E. 472 New York View Bio
Salisbury Samuel H. 487 New York View Bio
Sanderson Charles S. 179 New York View Bio
Sayre John Judge 502 New York View Bio
Schuyler Rensselaer 262 New York View Bio
Seaman Dean M.D. 293 New York View Bio
Seaman Frank G. M.D. 177 New York View Bio
Sebring Daniel 401 New York View Bio
Sebring Gardner C. 390 New York View Bio
Seely Andrew J. 361 New York View Bio
Seely Jonas Judge 503 New York View Bio
Seely Nathaniel 351 New York View Bio
Selmser Godfrey 423 New York View Bio
Serven Abram 250 New York View Bio
Sharp Charles 441 New York View Bio
Shepherd Frank R. 365 New York View Bio
Shepherd Lev 409 New York View Bio
Sheridan Hugh 480 New York View Bio
Silsby Horace C. 217 New York View Bio
Slack Joseph P. 206 New York View Bio
Sloane Charles A. 413 New York View Bio
Smead Clarence D. 227 New York View Bio
Smelzer B. T. Hon. 158 New York View Bio
Smith Eugene K. 238 New York View Bio
Smith Pulaski E. Rev. 183 New York View Bio
Sniffen Joseph H. 400 New York View Bio
Snook Jesse 303 New York View Bio
Snyder Adam 419 New York View Bio
Snyder George A. Hon. 138 New York View Bio
Soule Stephen F. 373 New York View Bio
Southwick Adin D. 491 New York View Bio
Speary Wooden A. 168 New York View Bio
Stacey W. M. M.D. 434 New York View Bio
Steele Richard 500 New York View Bio
Steele Robert R. 311 New York View Bio
Stevenson R. L. 484 New York View Bio
Stevenson William A. 469 New York View Bio
Sunderlin Martin J. Hon. 235 New York View Bio
Sutton Carlos H. 385 New York View Bio
Swartwood Benjamin L. 429 New York View Bio
Sweet William L. Hon. 477 New York View Bio
Taylor Zachary 63 View Bio
Terwilliger Alonzo H. 247 New York View Bio
Thomas Charles E. 492 New York View Bio
Thomas George C. 492 New York View Bio
Thomas James B. Hon. 277 New York View Bio
Thomas Lorren 460 New York View Bio
Thomas William I. 492 New York View Bio
Thorp Walter 465 New York View Bio
Travis Gilbert Rev. 125 New York Seneca Junius View Bio
Travis Hayja P. 270 New York View Bio
Troutman Harrison 448 New York View Bio
Tunison T. C. 483 New York View Bio
Twining James 281 New York View Bio
Tyler John 55 View Bio
Van Allen John J. 225 New York View Bio
Van Buren Martin 47 View Bio
Van Buskirk Levi 461 New York View Bio
Van Cleef William H. 354 New York View Bio
Van Duyne Myron J. 467 New York View Bio
Van Riper Stephen V. 290 New York View Bio
Van Sickle Garret 493 New York View Bio
Varick Richard 501 New York View Bio
Vaughan Harrison L. 345 New York View Bio
Wager George N. 370 New York View Bio
Wait William H. Hon. 497 New York View Bio
Walsh George C. 414 New York View Bio
Warner John W. 319 New York View Bio
Washington George 19 View Bio
Wasson James F. 149 New York View Bio
Waugh James 422 New York View Bio
Weaver Peter 398 New York View Bio
Webb Lee B. 119 New York Schuyler Orange View Bio
Webster James R. 333 New York View Bio
Wessell Bronson A. 330 New York View Bio
Westbrook Peter M. 203 New York View Bio
Wheeler John R. 287 New York View Bio
Wheeler Ogden 282 New York View Bio
Wilcox Richard S. 193 New York View Bio
Wilcox Thomas S. 267 New York View Bio
Wilcoxen Gilbert Judge 258 New York View Bio
Willers Diedrich Hon. 123 New York Seneca Varick View Bio
Williams John T. 440 New York View Bio
Williamson George W. 403 New York View Bio
Willis Charles T. Hon. 395 New York View Bio
Winfield Charles G. 452 New York View Bio
Winn Thaddeus R. 499 New York View Bio
Woodward Arthur C. 226 New York View Bio
Woodworth Hugh H. 143 New York View Bio
Wright Henry C. 392 New York View Bio
Wright Joseph G. 425 New York View Bio
Yerkes John M. 433 New York View Bio
Yost Israel 145 New York View Bio
Source: Portrait and biographical record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, New York: containing portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the counties: together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States. New York Chicago: Chapman Pub. Co., 1895.