Family History of Northern, NY
Cutter, A. M.
Online Edition by Holice, Deb & Pam
is an ancient English surname dating back to the very beginning of the
use of surnames in England and taken, like many of the English names,
from localities. Richard Patten was a resident of Pattine, near
Chelmsford, Essex County, England, as early as 1119. One of his
descendants, Richard Patten, of Waynefleet, was a man of distinction
from 1522 to 1462 in England, was Bishop of Winchester and Lord High
Chancellor, and founded Magdalene College at Oxford. In 1490, a branch
of this Patten family located in Scotland.
(I) William Patten, the immigrant ancestor, was in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as early as 1635. He was one of the "Present inhabitants of Shawshin" (Billerica) who signed the Cambridge agreement, February 17, 1654-55; he also signed the "Whiting agreement" in 1658. His name does not appear on the "Rate" in 1663, showing that he had returned to Cambridge. His grants are described as follows: 1. "One acre of land on which his house now standeth; bounded by ye country road, on ye east; by land on-disposed of on ye south, and six poles frome the town brooke, on ye west and ye north. 2. Seaven acres of land lying on ye east of ye former country road, and anent or eight over against the former parcel of land; bounded by land granted to John Marshall, on ye east; by East street on ye north, which street was after granted to goldin moore; by land afterwards granted to Thomas Willice, on ye south, lying twenty rods wide at ye west end, and about fifty-six poles in length."
He died in Cambridge, December 10, 1668. He married Mary --------------, who died September 20, 1673. Children: 1. Mary, born in England. 2., William, born March 22, 1645-46. 3. Thomas, born October, 1636, mentioned below. 4. Nathaniel, January, 1639. 5. Sarah, 1641, died young. 6. Nathaniel, July 29, 1643.
(II) Thomas, son of William Patten was born in October, 1636. He lived in Billerica, and his house there was situated west of Long Street, south of the common, near that of Mr. Francis Richardson. In 1675 it was used as a garrison. He had also a saw-mill near Pattenville. He married (first) April 1, 1662, Rebecca Paine, daughter of Thomas Paine, of Dedham. She died May 19, 1680, and he married (second) May 20, 1686, Sarah Didson, widow,
of Reading, Massachusetts. He died January 16, 1689-90, and she married (second) Thomas Richardson. Children of the first wife: 1. Mary, born August 21, 1664. 2. Thomas, March 22, 165-66. 3. Nathaniel, September 14, 1668. 4. William, May 12, 1671, mentioned below. 5. Rebecca, January 29, 1674-75. 6. Sarah, June 18, 1677. 7. Elizabeth, May 8, 1680. 8. Mehitable February 28, 1686-87. 9. Kendall, April 20, 1689.
(III) William (2), son of Thomas Patten was born May 12, 1671, and married Mary, daughter, it is supposed, of John Rogers. She died May 16, 1716, aged forty-eight, and she married (second) 1717, Elizabeth Whiting, widow of Samuel whiting, of Dunstable. He lived near the Coring, Dunstable. He lived near the Corner. He was deacon of the church and representative. He died at Cambridge, of small-pox, while attending the general court, October 5, 1730. Children: 1. William, born January 24, 1693-94. 2. Thomas, March 12, 1694-95, mentioned below. 3. Mary, July 19, 1696. 4-5. Twin sons, May 20, 1698; died the same day. 6. Rebecca, April 18, 1699. 7. Sarah, December 6, 1701. 8. Elizabeth, January 25, 1704-05, died June 11, 1706. 9. William, April 16, 1706. 10. Elizabeth, February 18, 1708-09. 11. Mehitable, August 18, 1710.
(IV) Thomas (2), son of William (2) Patten, was born March 12, 1694-95, and married Miriam, daughter of Isaac Stearns. She died September 16, 1747, and he died October 10, 1647. Children: 1. William, born September 24, 1732. 2. Thomas, April 2, 1734. 3. Sarah, August 24, 1735. 4. Mary, September 10, 1737. 5. Isaac, June 3, 1739. 6. Jonathan, February 14, 1742-43. 7. David, August 2, 1745.
(V) William (3), son of Thomas (2) Patten, was born September 24, 1732, and married June 16, 1761, Rebecca, daughter of Josiah Brown. He died September 21, 1801, and his wife January 4, 1815. Children: 1. Rebecca, born, January 1, 1762. 2. Elizabeth, baptized April 24, 1763. 3. William, December 5, 1763. 4. Josiah, November 7, 1765. 5. Jonathan, mentioned below. 6. Sarah, November 5, 1769. 7. Jeremiah, October 21, 1771. 8. Julia, December 4, 1773, died January 26, 1784. 9. Mary, January 23, 1776. 10. Elizabeth, March 2, 1778. 11. Thomas, January 31, 1781. 12. David, June 27, 1783.
(VI) Jonathan, son of William (3) Patten, was born November 23, 1767, at Billerica. He was founder of the Patten family in Lewis County, New York, and first to settle there. Two of his brothers, William and Josiah, emigrated also to New York, where they located on farms in Westmoreland, Oneida County, in 1792. Two younger brothers, Thomas and David, settled in Boston. Jonathan Patten married, March 18, 1799, Wealthy Davenport, and in 1801 removed to Lewis County, town of Lowville, where he took up a tract of land in what was then almost a wilderness. Here he prospered and became one of the substantial farmers of the town. This land is now owned by his grandson, B. Frank Patten. He soon became prominent in the new locality, and held many positions of trust and responsibility. In 1810 he was one of the census enumerators. He was also a trustee of the Baptist Church. His wife Wealthy died in 1807, and he married (second) Betsey Bacon, widow of David Rice. He died June 15, 1838, and his second wife April 27, 1872. Children of first wife: 1. George, born December 10, 1799. 2. John E., September 22, 1801. 3. Thomas J., December 23, 1802. 4. Alanson, September 26, 1804. 5. David, September 18, 1806. Children of second wife: 6. Daniel, born March 16, 1809. 7. Wealthy, September 6, 1811; died in infancy. 8. Rhoda B., December 9, 1817. 9. Julia Emily, August 8, 1827; died at the age of three years.
(VII) Daniel, son of Jonathan Patten, was born March 16, 1809, on the homestead farm, where he grew to manhood. He was educated in the Lowville Schools. After the
death of his father he purchased the homestead farm and cared for his mother during all the years of her widowhood. He prospered in all his undertakings, and was one of the organizers and a director all his life of the First National Bank of Lowville. He was a member and trustee of the Baptist Church, and a Republican politically. He married (first), in 1846, Abigail hardy, born in Jefferson County, New York, daughter of Robert Hardy. She died in 1847, aged twenty-eight years. He married (second), January 1, 1849, Rebecca Root, daughter of Dr. Ira Adams, of Lowville. She died September 30, 1851. Child of first wife: 1. Abby, born November 11, 1846, died may 8, 1864. Second of second wife: 2. B. Frank, mentioned below.
(VIII) B. Frank, only son of Daniel and his second wife, Rebecca root (Adams) Patten, was born on the old Patten homestead farm on Store Sq., near Lowville, Lewis County, New York, August 8, 1851. He was educated at Lowville Academy. After leaving school he worked on the farm, to which he later succeeded as owner. He carried on the farm successfully as a modern dairy farm until 1900, when he retired from active life and removed to his present home in Lowville. He is a director of the First National Bank of Lowville, and a man of influence in the community. He is a member of the Patrons of Husbandry, and with his family attends the Presbyterian Church.
Frank Patten married, October 28, 1874, Mary C. Bannon, born in Harrisburg, Lewis County, New York, March 12, 1854, daughter of Bryan and Mary (Pierce) Bannon. Bryan Bannon was born in Ireland and came to the United States when a boy, with his parents. Mrs. Patten is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Children: 1. W. Frank, born April 6, 1878; educated at Lowville Academy and Northern Business College at Watertown, New York; now (1910) deputy postmaster at Lowville; married, December 4, 1900, Mary, daughter of Charles E, Boshart, and had a daughter who died in infancy. 2. Charlotte May, born April 18, 1883; graduate of Lowville Academy, class of 1902; married, September 18, 1904, B. Brayton Johnson, and has a son, Robert Patten Johnson, born September 5, 1906.
CARTER. Ira Carter was of French ancestry. He lived in Farnum, Canada. His wife lived to the age of one hundred and four, says family tradition. Among their children was Ira, mentioned below.
(II) Ira (2), son of Ira (1) Carter, was born in Vergennes, Vermont, and died in 1887, aged seventy-nine years. He bought a large tract of land at Farnum, Canada, where his parents settled, and developed the water power on the property, building a tannery, foundry, saw mill and making the locality a center of industry. He was of an incentive turn of mind and a very skillful mechanic. After he sold his property at Farnum, he went to the Champlain, New York, and devoted his attention to making patterns and models for various inventions, among which may be mentioned a rotary force pump, a turbine water wheel and a mill for sawing blocks of marble, and a very useful cheese press. He resided later at Malone, Franklin county, new York, and finally returned to Farnum, where he spent his last days and where he died and was buried. He married Charlotte Saxe, who was born at Stanbridge, Canada, daughter of George and Charlotte (Leroy) Saxe. Children: 1. Rachel, married Peter Wilbur. 2. George, died young. 3. John W., married Helen Mooers. 4. Marion, married Charles Clarkson. 5. William H., married Orens rose. 6. Charles H., mentioned below. 7. Webster A. (twin), married Hattie Vischer. 8. Walter A., (twin), married Anna Spear. 9. Caroline, married Cyrus A. Paine.
(III) Charles H., son of Ira (2) Carter,
Was born at Plattsburgh, New York, March 23, 1840. He received his education in the public schools of Champlain, New York, at the Champlain Academy and the Malone Academy. He began to learn the trade of machinist at St. Albans, Vermont, and he completed his apprenticeship there. At the breaking out of the Civil War he enlisted in company I, Third Vermont Regiment, as a private and served three years and nine months. He was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant. After the war he settled in Burlington, Vermont, and engaged in the practice of dentistry for a year. He then resumed his trade as machinist in the employ of Edward Stephens & Company, of Winooski, Vermont. He was active in public and military affairs and became captain of Company I, First Regiment, Vermont National Guards, and chief of the fire department of Winooski. He removed to Burlington and worked at his trade there. He joined the Ethan Allen Fire Engine Company of that city. After an extensive western trip, he located at Montpelier, Vermont, and became mechanical draughtsman for the Lane Manufacturing Company, a position he held for twelve years. He was justice of the peace and overseer of the poor in Montpelier. In 1885 he accepted a position as superintendent of the machine shop of George R. Lombard at August, Georgia. He resigned three years later to become superintendent of the E. Van Winkle Cotton Gin and Machine Manufacturing Company. A year later, he became draughtsman for the Atlanta Iron Bridge Company and remained about six months, resigning to become chief engineer of the government at Fort McPherson, a position he filled for the next sixteen years. For two years he was superintendent of an artificial ice plant at Atlanta, manufacturing sixty tons of ice a day. The same firm owned an eighty-ton cotton seed oil mill and operated the Commercial Fertilizing Company. He was in charge of the three distinct industries. Since 1908 he has resided at Chazy, New York. While in Atlanta he was a member and secretary of the board of examiners of engineers. He was a member of the O. M. Mitchell Post, Grand Army of the Republic, of Atlanta, and a charter member of the post at Augusta, and at one time its commander. He was commander of the Grand Army Post of Montpelier while living in that city. He is also a member of the Knights of Honor of Atlanta; of the Milton Lodge of Odd Fellows of Atlanta; of Webster Lodge of Free Masons; of King Solomon Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; of Jason Burr Council, No. 3, Royal and Select Masters, of Atlanta. He is independent in politics.
He married Caroline F., born at Chazy, New York, daughter of Robert and Sarah (Connor) Kingsbury. Her father was born near London, England, about 1784, and died in Chazy aged about eighty-seven years; came to this country with his parents when he was ten years old and lived a short time in New York City; became a merchant in Quebec, Canada, and later at North Adams, Massachusetts; removed to Chazy in 1847 and bought the Judge Alexander Scott farm of four hundred acres, now in the village limits, cleared the larger part, operated a saw mill on Tracy brook and dealt exclusively in cattle, wool and produce, which he shipped to the Boston and New York markets; a shrewd and successful business man; Sarah (Connor) Kingsbury was born in England. Two brothers, Robert and Charles Connor, were officers in the English Army. Dr. Robert Kingsbury, father of Robert A. Kingsbury, was surgeon in the English Army, resigned, came to Canada, and practiced the remainder of his life in Quebec; married Elizabeth Smith; children: 1. Robert. 2. George Isaac. 3. Margaret. 4. Martha Kingsbury. Children of Robert A. Kingsbury: 1. Jennie Kingsbury, born at Quebec; married Asa Butterfield, of North Adams, Massachusetts: children: i. John Butterfield, ii. Lucretia, married George Law, iii. Eva Butterfield, married Stephen Burns. 2. Robert A. Kingsbury,
Jr. died unmarried. 3. Sarah Kingsbury married a cousin, John Kingsbury. 4. John Kingsbury, unmarried. 5. Mary Kingsbury, died unmarried. 6. Elizabeth Kingsbury, died unmarried. 7. Joseph Kingsbury, died unmarried. 8. Thomas Kingsbury, died unmarried. 9. Martha Kingsbury, died unmarried. 10. Caroline F. Kingsbury, married Charles H. Carter, mentioned above. Charles h. and Caroline F. (Kingsbury) Cater had one child, charlotte E., born in Montpelier, Vermont; married, James I. Brush, of Atlanta, Georgia.
ARNOLD. The family of Arnold is of great antiquity, having its origin among the ancient princes of Wales. According to a pedigree recorded in the college of Arms, they trace from Ynir, King of Gwentland, who flourished about the middle of the twelfth century, and who was descended from Ynir, the second son of Cadwaladr, king of the Britons. This Cadwaladr built Abergavenny in county Monmouth, and its castle, afterwards rebuilt by Hamlet ap Hamlet, ap Sir Druce of Balladon, in France, and portions of the walls still remain. The coat-of-arms of the family is: Gules a chevron, ermine between three pheons or. Crest: A lion rampant gules holding in his paws a lozenge or. Motto: Mihi Gloria Cessum.
(I) Ynir, King of Gwentland, married Nesta, daughter of Jestin ap Gurgan, King of Glamorgan.
(II) Meiric succeeded his father and married Eleanor, daughter of Ednived ap Jerworth of the house of Trevor.
(III) Ynir Vichan was also King of Gwent and married Gladice, daughter of Rhys Goch ap Maenerch, Lord of Ystradyw, in Brecknockshire.
(IV) Carador ap Ynir Vichan, Lord of Gwent, married Nesta, daughter and heir of Sir Rydereck le Gros, Knight.
(V) Dyfnwall ap Carador, Lord of Gwent, married Joyes, daughter of Hamlet ap Air Druce, Duke of Balladon, in France. Her brother Hamlet rebuilt the castle of Abergavenny, above mentioned.
(VI) Systyl ap Dyfnwall, Lord of Upper Gwent, married Annest, daughter and Heir of Sir Peter Russell, Knight, Lord of Kentchurch, county Hereford.
(VII) Arthur ap Sysslth, married Jane, daughter of Lein ap Moreidhec, Lord of Cantrysblyn.
(VIII) Meiric ap Arthur married Annest, daughter of Craddock ap Einon ap Golhroyn.
(IX) Gwillim ap Meiric, Esq., married Jane, daughter and co-heir of Ivor ap Sysslth, Lord of Lyhs Taly-bont.
(X) Arnholt ap Qwillim, of Meiric, Esq., married Janet, daughter of Philip Fleming, Esq.
(XI) Anrholt ap Arnholt Vychan, Esq., married Sybil, daughter of Madoc ap Einon ap Thomas.
(XII) Roger Arnold, of Llanthony in Monmouthshire, was the first of the family to adopt a surname. He married Joan, daughter of Sir Thomas Gamage, Knight, Lord of Coytey.
(XIII) Thomas Arnold, Esq., succeeded to Llanthony and other estates in Monmouthshire. He married Agnes, daughter of Sir Richard Warnestead, Knight. Children: 1. John, of Hingham and Over; died September 15, 1545. 2. Richard, ,mentioned below.
(XIV) Richard Arnold removed to Somersetshire in the parish of Street. He married Emmote, daughter and heir of Pearce Young, of Damerham, Wiltshire.
(XV) Richard (2), eldest son and heir of Richard Arnold, removed to Dorsetshire, and was seated at Barbere, in the parish of Middleton, otherwise Milton Abbas. He was Lord of the Manor of Bagbere and had estates at Alton Pancras, Buckland Newton, Cheselbourne, Melcombs Horsey, and other places in that county. he was also the patron of the churches of Blandford and of
Bingham, Melcombe. His manor house at Barbere was standing until 1870, when it was demolished and a farmhouse erected on the site. A small part of the ancient building is incorporated in the new house. His will was dated May 15, 1593, and proved July 9, 1595. He desires to be buried "in the Parishe Churche of Milton in the Ile called Jesus Ile as we goe to the Tower." He married twice.
(XVI) Thomas Arnold, second son of Richard Arnold, is mentioned in his father's will. He resided some time at Melcombe Horsey, and removed to Cheselbourne on one of his father's estates. The family register of baptisms of his children was preserved and brought to America. He married (first) Alice, daughter of John Gulley, of North Over, parish of Tolpuddle, near Cheselbourne. Children of first wife: 1. Thomasine. 2. Joanna, baptized November 30, 1577. 3. Margery, baptized August 30, 1581. 4. Robert, baptized 1583. 5. John, born 1585. 6. William, born June 24, 1587; mentioned below. 7. Elizabeth,, born 1596. 8. Thomas, baptized April 18, 1599, settled in Watertown, Massachusetts, as early as 1640. 9. Eleanor, baptized July 31, 1606.
(XVII) William Arnold, son of Thomas Arnold, was born June 24, 1587, and was the immigrant ancestor. He resided in Cheselbourne, and November 23, 1616, was appointed administrator of the estate of his brother John. In 1635 he removed with his family from Dorsetshire to New England. He lived a short time in Hingham, Massachusetts, where he was a proprietor in 1635. In 1636 he became associated with Roger Williams and other in the purchase of land in Rhode Island, and he received large tracts of land in providence, Pawtuxet and Warwick. He was a leading man of the colony and held various offices of trust. He married Christian ---------------. The last mention of him is on March 9, 1658-59, when it states that he was lately robbed of property in Pawtuxet by the Indians. He probably died soon after. Children: 1. Elizabeth, born November 23, 1611. 2. Benedict, December 3, 1615. 3. Joanna, February 27, 1617. 4. Stephen, mentioned below.
(XVIII). Stephen Arnold, son of William Arnold, was born December 22, 1622, in England, and came with his father to America. After residing some time at Providence he removed to Pawtuxet, where he had a large estate, a part of which he divided among his sons in his lifetime. He was prominent in public affairs, and filled important positions in the colony. He was deputy governor in 1664 and assistant in 1667. He died November 15, 1699. His will was dated June 2, 1698, proved December 12, 1699. He married, November 24, 1646, Sarah, daughter of Edward Smith, of Rehoboth. Children: 1. Esther, born September 22, 1647. 2. Israel, October 30, 1649. 3. Stephen, November 27, 1654; mentioned below. 4. Elizabeth, November 2, 1659; died June 5, 1728. 5. Elisha, February 18, 1662. 7. Phebe, November 9, 1671.
(XIX) Stephen Arnold, son of Stephens Arnold, was born November 27, 1654. He received from his father the north third of the Coweset purchase. He was deputy in 1704-06-19. He died March 1, 1720. He married, January 12, 1688, Mary Sheldon, who died April 28, 1735, daughter of John and Joan (Vincent) Sheldon. His will was dated April 18, 1717, proved March 26, 1720. His widow Mary made her will March 31, 1726, and it was proved June 2, 1735. Children: 1. Stephen, died November 24, 1716; his son Stephen died March 16, 1736. 2. Philip, born February 12, 1693; married Susanna, daughter of Captain Benjamin Green. 3. Edward, mentioned below. 4. Phebe, born March 5, 1695; married ----------- Potter. 5. Mary, born December 12, 1696; married --------------- Rhodes. 6. Sarah. married ------------- Carpenter. 7. Penelope, born 1701. 8. Larana, born 1703.
(XX) Captain Edward Arnold, son of Stephen Arnold, was born about 1694-97, in Providence provably. He settled in the adjacent town of Cranston, Rhode Island. The records are defective and the names of his children are not given. He had: 1. Stephen, mentioned below. 2. Oliver (?), was at Warwick with Stephen; married Mary -----------, and had at Warwick: 1. Lucy, born July 24, 1757. 2. Mary Almy, born November 7, 1762. 3. Freelove, born January 23, 1765; probably others after he left Warwick; (Oliver Arnold came shortly after Stephen Arnold to Clarendon, Vermont, and according to the census in 1790 had three males over sixteen, four under that age and five females in his family). Probably other children:
(XXI) Stephen Arnold, son of Captain Edward Arnold, was born about 1730-35 at Cranston, Rhode Island, of vicinity. The marriage records at Warwick five his father's name as Captain Edward of Cranston. Stephen was married by Ebenezer Slocum to Rhoda, daughter of Captain Randall Rice, of Warwick, November 4, 1758. Randall Rice was one of the first settlers of Clarendon, Rutland County, Vermont. Elisha Williams, Samuel Place, Elkanah Cook and Benjamin Johnson, all from the same section in Rhode Island or Connecticut, came in 1768, cleared their farms and returned in the winter to bring their families. They made the final settlement in the spring of 1769. Stephen Arnold came with his father-in-law or soon after in 1769. They settled in the north part of the town, then known as Socialborough. Oliver Arnold followed soon afterward, and settled near Stephen. Stephen and Oliver were the only heads of families of the name in Clarendon in the first census in 1790, and we find in Stephen's family two males over sixteen, one under that age and five females. The Clark family into which the Arnolds married settled in Clarendon and the adjoining town of Wallingford, Vermont. Edmund Clark was of Wallingford.
Stephen Arnold was a soldier in the Revolution from Clarendon, in Captain Ichabod Robinson's company in 1780. Oliver and John Arnold were in the same company (see p 120 child's gazetteer of Rutland County). (Vermont Revolutionary Rolls.) Stephen Arnold was the first town clerk of Clarendon, 1778-79.
(XXII) John Arnold, son of Stephen Arnold, was born about 1760, probably in Warwick, Rhode Island, or vicinity, and came with his parents to Vermont in 1769. He was a soldier in the Revolution from Clarendon as stated above; also a private in Lieutenant David Powers' company, Major Ebenezer Allen's regiment, August-November, 1780. He was in the adjoining town of Walingford in 1790, when the census shows he had a son under sixteen and three females in his family.
(XXIII) Stephen Arnold, son (or nephew) of John Arnold, was born about 1785-90, in Clarendon or Wallingford, Vermont. Stephen Arnold Douglas, the famous American statesman, was of the same Arnold stock, being a grandnephew of the Stephen Arnold above referred to. He married, in Wallingford or vicinity, Amelia, daughter of Edmund Clark. Edmund Clark, her father or grandfather, was in Lieutenant Abraham Ive's company, Colonel Gideon Warrens' regiment, in 1778 and was corporal in Captain Ive's company, colonel Ebenezer Allen's regiment in 1780. Goodman, Chauncey, Timothy, John and Stephen Clark were in the same company. Edmund was also in Captain Abraham Jackson's company, Colonel Thomas Lee's regiment in 1781. The Clarks came from Connecticut. Soon after Arnold's marriage he removed to Peru, New York, where for a short time he worked in a general store. He bought a farm located a mile and a half from the village of Peru and followed farming the remainder of his life there. He
was but forty-two yeas old when he died. His wife's father was also a pioneer in Peru. She died at the age of fifty. Children: 1. William. 2. John F., mentioned below. 3. Thomas Jefferson, died unmarried. 4. Joel Clark. 5. Alzina, married Solomon Perigo. 6. Betsey, married John B. Carr.
(XXIV) John F. Arnold, son of Stephen Arnold, was born at Peru, New York, May 15, 1815, died there January 14, 1860. He was educated in the public schools, and bought a farm and began work on his own account in Peru. He continued on this place until his death, and was a well-known and highly respected citizen. He was commissioner of highways; justice of the peace ten years; assessor for two terms. In politics he was a Republican in later years. In religion he was a Methodist. He married Thusa Button, born in Peru, died in 1893, aged seventy-four years, inn Plattsburgh, New York, daughter of Gardner and Lydia (Ellis) Button. Her father came from Clarendon, Vermont, and settled in Peru, afterward moving to western New York. The Ellis family came from Rhode Island. Children, born in Peru: 1. Mary Jane, died in 1862. 2. Elisha Stephen, mentioned below. 3. Theresa B., born July 16, 1845; married Charles Ackley, of Peru; children: Mary J., married J. D. Gove, and had Helen Gove; Horace C. Ackley. 4. Gardner B., born 1847; married Nellie Leggett; has no children. 5. Lydia E., born 1850; unmarried. 6. John F., born 1852; married Fanny Meigs; children: Carlos M., married Elizabeth Scribner; Ellis C.; Clifford A.; John Fletcher. 7. Sarah E., born 1853; married O. K. Smith, of Peru.
(XXV) Elisha Stephen Arnold, son of John F. Arnold, was born at Peru, Clinton County, New York, October 17, 1843. His early days were spent in his native place, where he received a common school education. In 1859 he left home and engaged in the plumbing, tinsmith and hardware business in the village of Peru. In 1876 he formed a partnership with Andrew Morgan under the firm name of Arnold & Morgan in the same line of business, and continued with uniform success until 1892 when on account of ill health, he sold out, and retired. He had taken over the Peru cheese factory in which he had been a considerable stockholder and which had not been successful. He took into partnership a Mr. Boomhower and conducted the business from 1882 to 1896. In 1896 Mr. Arnold and Datus Clark became the owners of the plant, remodeled and refitted it, and continued to operate it in partnership until 1906, when Mr. Arnold became the sole owner. He has achieved great success in this and other business ventures of late years. He purchased the creamery of Lapham's Corner, and that at Harkness in the town of Peru, and in 1903 built another creamery at disco and another at Goodrich Mills in the town of Black Brook. All of these creameries are doing a large and profitable business. He is active in public affairs and of large and wholesome influence in the community in which he has spent all his active years. He was town clerk for nine years; supervisor four years. He is a prominent Republican. He was made a Mason of Peru Lodge, No. 281, and was for many years its secretary; since that lodge has been closed he has affiliated with Plattsburgh Lodge, No. 828, and has been its secretary three years. he is an active member of Peru Grange, Patrons of Husbandry. During the Champlain Tercentenary, celebrated in 1909, he was on many important committees and sub-committees and secretary and treasurer of a number of them. He devoted much time and was largely responsible for the grand display made by the grange at this celebration. Mr. Arnold removed from Peru to Plattsburgh, where he has made his home since 1898. In religion he is a Methodist.
Mr. Arnold married (first) September 1, 1875, in Plattsburgh, Martha Straight, born 1845, died February, 1901. Children,
Born in Peru: 1. Edith A. June 1, 1876. 2. Fred, August 2, 1878; married Ethel Leek, of Long Island, New York; child, Joseph Stephen, born September, 1908. 3. John C., June 2, 1880; married May 5, 1910, Margaret M. Killary, of Burlington, Vermont. 4. Elizabeth B., August 1, 1882. 5. Mary B., June 4, 1884; married June 29, 1910, Ralph N. Grover, of New York City. Mr. Arnold married (second) November 16, 1909, Elizabeth Smith, of Rochester, New York, daughter of George and Maria Smith, both natives of England.
Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1910
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