Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
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William Richard Cutter, A. M.
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KELLOGG. This family can be definitely traced from England covering two generations before the emigration to America. The name is found in many sections of the United States, honorably identified with the learned professions and with the forces that make for progress and enlightenment. It has been connected from an early period with the development of this section, and is today borne by many leading citizens.

(I) Nicholas Kellogg was born in 1488, died at Debden, May 7, 1558. He married Florence, daughter of William Hall; she died at Debden, November 8, 1571.

(II) Thomas, son of Nicholas and Florence (Hall) Kellogg, married and among his children was a son Phillippe, see forward.

(III) Phillippe, son of Thomas Kellogg, first appears in Bocking, Essex, a parish adjoining Braintree, when his son Thomas was baptized, September 15, 1583. Two years later his son Robert was baptized in Great Leighs, which was probably his place of residence at the time. His daughter Annis was buried there May 25, 1611. It is presumable that most of his children except the two named were born and baptized after his location at Great Leighs, where records extend back to 1558. No record of Phillippe Kellogg's death appears in Great Leighs, and it is probable that he removed elsewhere. While the vital records of Great Leigh's are quite full, those of Braintree do not extend back of 1660. Children of Phillippe Kellogg: 1. Thomas. 2. Annis. 3. Robert. 4. Mary. 5. Prudence. 6. Martin. 7. Nathaniel. 8. John. 9. Jane. 10. Robert.

(IV) Martin, third son of Phillippe Kellogg, was baptized November 213, 1595, in Great Leighs, died in Braintree, England, between May 20, and September 20, 1671, the respective dates of making and proving his will. He was a weaver or cloth worker, and resided in his native place and Braintree, appearing in the latter place for the last time when his son Daniel was baptized, in 1630. He received the surrender of a tenement in Braintree, May 22, 1632. He married, October 22, 1621, in St. Michael's, Bishop's Stortford, county of Hertford, Prudence, daughter of John Bird, of Bishop's Stortford, who died before May 20, 1671, when his will was made. Children: 1. John. 2. Nathaniel. 3. Joseph. 4. Sarah. 5. Daniel. 6. Samuel. 7. Martin.

(V) Lieutenant Joseph, third son of Martin and Prudence (Bird) Kellogg, was baptized in April, 1626, in Great Leighs, and came to America soon after attaining his majority. He is found at Farmington, Connecticut, in 1651, being among the early residents of that town. His home lot, consisting of four acres, was purchased from John Andrews, from whom he also secured twelve acres of plowing land, curiously called "Nod Land." With his wife he was "joined to the Church" October 9, 1693, and he served several terms as selectman. He sold his property in February, 1655, and about 1657 removed to Boston, where "Joseph Kelog, weaver, late of Farmington, in the colony of Connecticut, now of Boston," bought of Peter Oliver and wife, October 15, 1659, "their dwelling house fronting to the street leading to Roxbury for one hundred and forty pounds sterling." This land is now partly covered by the Advertiser building, on Washington Street, one of the most valuable parcels in the city. He sold it to John Witherdon, June 13, 1661, and removed to Hadley, where he was one of the original proprietors. In that year the town made an agreement with him whereby he was to maintain a ferry between Hadley and Northampton, and he built his house on a "home lot" which had been reserved by the town for a "ferry lot." In January, 1675, a committee appointed by the court made an agreement with him which required that he have a boat for horses and a

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canoe for persons, and received for man and horse eight pence in wheat or other trade, or sixpence in money for a single person, three pence, and when more than one, two pence each provided that on lecture days, people passing to and from lecture, if six or more went over together, they were to pay one penny each. His first wife, Joanna, whom he probably married in England, died in Hadley, September 14, 1660, and he married (second) Abigail, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Terry, born September 21, 1646, in Windsor, Connecticut, died between May 29, 1714, and October 21, 1726. (Stephen Terry was born August 25, 1608, in Stockton, Wiltshire, England). Children of first wife: 1. Elizabeth. 2. Joseph. 3. Nathaniel, died young. 4. John. 5. Martin. 6. Edward. 7. Samuel. 8. Joanna. 9. Sarah. Of second wife; 10. Stephen. 11. Nathaniel. 12. Abigail. 13. Elizabeth. 14. Prudence. 15. Ebenezer. 16. Jonathan. 17. Daniel, died young. 18. Joseph. 19. Daniel. 20. Ephraim. The first three were born in Farmington, all of the second wife's children in Hadley, and the others in Boston.

(IV) Ensign Stephen, seventh son of Joseph Kellogg, and eldest child of his second wife, was born April 9, 1668, in Hadley, died in Westfield, Massachusetts, June 5, 1722. He was a weaver, and removed to Westfield, in 1697. He married, May 8, 1694, Lydia, daughter of John and Lydia Belden, of Wethersfield, Connecticut. She married (second) June 17, 1734, Benjamin Lewis, being his second wife, and died in Colchester, Connecticut, June 6, 1759, in her eighty-fourth year. Children; 1. Stephen. 2. Lydia. 3. Moses. 4. Abigail. 5. Daniel. 6. Ephraim. 7. Mercy. 8. Noah. 9. Silas. 10. Amos. 11. Aaron.

(VII) Deacon Daniel, third son of Ensign Stephen and Lydia (Belden) Kellogg, was born December 15, 1704, in Westfield, died June 11, 1756, in the same town. he was one of the four brothers who lived between Sheffield and Great Barrington, at a place called "Kelloggtown," and was one of the first deacons of the church in Sheffield, chosen when it was first gathered in 1735. At the first town meeting held in that town he was chosen selectman and treasurer. His estate was inventoried at one thousand and forty pounds, and was distributed among his children in 1764. He married, May 13, 1731, Hannah, daughter of Matthew Noble, the first settler of Sheffield, born October 11, 1707, in Westfield; died before June 4, 1795. Children: 1. Hannah, died young. 2. Abigail. 3. Daniel, died young. 4. Mercy. 5. Stephen. 6. Hannah. 7. Daniel 8. Gideon.

(VIII) Daniel (2), eldest son of Daniel (1) and Hannah (Noble) Kellogg, was born November 5, 1746, in Sheffield, died from exposure and disease, as a consequence of participating in the unfortunate expedition of Benedict Arnold against Quebec in 1773, dying during the retreat. He married Rhoda, daughter of John and Mary (Smith) Callender, born November 23, 1751, died September 14, 181. She married (second) January 8, 1778, Jesse Kellogg. Children: 1. Olive. 2. Daniel.

(IX) Daniel (3), only son of Daniel (2) and Rhoda (Callender) Kellogg, was born November 5, 1774, in Sheffield, Massachusetts, died April 27, 1848, in Champlain, New York, where he settled about 1800, and was a farmer. He married, at Shoreham, Vermont, April 20, 12797, Polly (Mary), daughter of Elijah Kellogg, or Elias Kellogg. The Vermont Gazette published at the time Ethan Allen took Fort Ticonderoga that Ethan Allen was the first into the Fort, Benedict Arnold second, and Elias (or Elijah) Kellogg third. She was born October 11, 1776, died April 11, 1851, at Champlain. Children: 1. Lorenzo. 2. Samuel. 3. Pamela, died young. 4. Sylvester. 5. Pamela. 6. Mary. 7. Eli C. 8. Jane M. and 9. Daniel Alonzo.

(X) Lorenzo, eldest child of Daniel (3) and Mary (Kellogg) Kellogg, was born September 8, 1798, in Shoreham, and was a small infant when his parents removed to Champlain, where he became a farmer and continued until his death, July 5, 1882. He was a staunch member and deacon of the Presbyterian Church. At the

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age of fourteen he enlisted in the army and fought in the War of 1812. Later received a pension. He married (first) May, 1824, Sarah P., daughter of Asa Moore, of Champlain, born August, 1805; children: Sarah Rebecca, Olinda Clementine, Norman and Augustine Moore. He married (second) Roxana Burdick, born at Chazy, New York, September 18, 1800, died September 12, 1881, in Champlain. Children: 1. Henry Martin. 2. Brainard. 3. Sylvester Alonzo. 4. Theodore Burdick. 5. Cyrus Hudson.

(XI) Sylvester Alonzo, son of Lorenzo Kellogg, and third child of his second wife, was born May 15, 1838, in Champlain. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced at Plattsburgh, new York. In 1860 he went to that part of Utah, which is now Nevada, and began practice, and in 1864 was elected one of the first senators of the new state. Two years later he returned to his native place, and in 1876 was elected district attorney for Clinton County. From 1882 to 1891 he served as county judge and was elected a justice of the Supreme Court in 1891, later being appointed to the appellate division of the supreme court, part four. While in the senate from Nevada he was leader of the Republicans in the senate. He made two trips to the west, first by the Isthmus of Panama, and second overland from Chicago by stage. He was also interested in mining in Nevada.

He married, September 5, 1866, at Champlain, Susan Elizabeth, daughter of James and Julia Jeannette (Evans) Averill, of Champlain and Plattsburgh (see Averill X). she was born June 26, 1847, in Plattsburgh, died Kellogg's Island, Keeler's Bay, Vermont, August 12, 1899. She was a direct descendant of Zepheniah Platt, founder of Plattsburgh. Children: 1. Ralph Averill, born in Champlain, New York, September 4, 1867, graduated from Harvard College with the degree of A. B., 1888, A. M., 1891, and graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laud, and is now practicing law in Buffalo, New York; married Eleanor Chester, of buffalo, august 25, 1896, mentioned below. (Portion left out here) 2. Henry Theodore, born August 29, 1869, mentioned below. 3. George Casper, mentioned below. 4. Augusta, married, at Kellogg's Island, July 1, 1896, William Bowditch Rogers, of Boston, Massachusetts; children: i. William Bowditch, Jr., born in Boston, may 3, 1898, ii. Susan E., born at Kellogg's Island, Vermont, August 12, 1900; iii. Mary B., born at Boston, April 26, 1902.

(XII) Henry Theodore, second son of Sylvester A. and Susan E. (Averill) Kellogg, was born August 29, 1869, in Champlain, where he grew up. He was graduated from Harvard College, cum laude, in 1889, and from Harvard Law School in 1891, with the degree of LL.B. For two years he practiced law in Plattsburgh and in September, 1895, became a partner of Judge L. L. Shedden, under the firm name of Shedden & Kellogg, continuing practice there until appointed county judge of Clinton County. This position he filled until 1903, when he resigned to accept the appointment of justice of the Supreme Court, as successor to his father, the late Judge S. A. Kellogg. This responsible position he now occupies and was also judge of the United States court of bankruptcy at Plattsburgh. He married Katherine Miller Standish, daughter of Hon. Smith M. Weed, of Plattsburgh, March 5, 1903.

(XII) George Casper, youngest son of Sylvester A. and Susan E. (Averill) Kellogg, was born September 21, 1871, in Champlain, and was graduated from Harvard College in 1894, having prepared at Phillips Exeter Academy, from which he graduated in 1890. .In 1896 e became one of the founders of the Dock & Coal Company of Plattsburgh, which operates an extensive wholesale coal, grain and lumber business. He is affiliated with numerous societies, including: Society of Colonial Wars, Founders' and Patriots' Association, Society of the War of 1812, Sons of the American Revolution, Harvard Club, University Club, Union Club, of New York

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City, Racquet and Tennis Club of Boston. He attends the Episcopal Church. He married, November 10, 1898, in New York City, Grace Vernon, daughter of Robert Morrison and Anna Olyphant (Vernon) Olyphant, of that city. Children, born in Plattsburgh: 1. Robert O., October 7, 1900. 2. George Averill, July 16, 1903. 3. Ralph Mackenzie, October 14, 1908.

(The Averill Line).

The early records of New England show this name under a great variety of spellings, including: Averell, Avereal, Avery, Everill, and others, and people using widely different forms of the name to-day are of the same lineage. While the activities of those bearing the name have been wide and useful, they seem to have been very modest about recording their deeds, and it is among the most difficult to trace. Northern New York has had many of them among pioneers, and the cities of Plattsburgh and Ogdensburg are among the chief "stamping grounds."

(I) William Averill, merchant tailor, was parish clerk of St. Peter's, Cornhill, London, from 1536 to 1695. He was a man of literary tastes and abilities, and a poet of no mean order. He married, November 2, 1578, Gulliam Goodale, daughter of Robert Goodale, "brown baker," of the same parish, and they reared eighteen children.

(II) William (2), son of William (1) and Gulliam (Goodale) Averill, was, doubtless, born before 1600; he came to America in 1636, and was made freeman at Ipswich, Massachusetts, the next year. He was accompanied by his wife, Abigail, and seven children, but the names of only four of these are now known, namely: 1. William. 2. Sarah. 3. Thomas. 4. John. The daughter became the wife of John Wild, and suffered martyrdom in the wretched witchcraft delusion at Salem and vicinity. William Averill was a member of Major Daniel Denison's train band, and subscribed money to pay for military instruction. He died in 1653, and was survived by his wife for several years. among his effects was a corselet or coat of mail, which was valued at one pound., This was, doubtless, brought from England as a means of protections against Indian assaults.

(III) William (3), son of William (2) and Abigail Averill, born probably after 1600, in England, was a carpenter in Ipswich until 1663, when he removed to Topsfield, Massachusetts, purchased one hundred acres of land, and resided there the remainder of his life. he married, July 3, 1661, Hannah, daughter of John Jackson, of Ipswich, and they had fourteen children that grew to maturity. Many of his descendants settled around him, and the locality was known as "The Colleges." His widow was in Connecticut in 1735. Children; 1. William. 2. Nathaniel. 3,. John./ 4. Job. 5. Hannah. 6. Ebenezer. 7. Isaac, died young. 8. Thomas. 9. Abigail. 10. Ezekiel. 11. Paul. 12. Silas. 13. Isaac. 14. Mary.

(IV) Isaac, thirteenth child of William (3) and Hannah (Jackson) Averill, was born November 11, 1680, in Topsfield, and was trained as a carpenter. The records ascribe to him much ingenuity, and he framed the largest meeting house at the time in Providence, Rhode Island. He married, May 16, 1709, Esther Walker, of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, daughter of Philip and great-granddaughter of "Widow Molly Walker," one of the pioneers of Rehoboth, with her son. They had children: 1. Samuel. 2. Daniel. 3. Moses. 4. Lucy. 5. Esther.

(V) Daniel, second son of Isaac and Esther (Walker) Averill, was born 1716, died October 23, 1785. He built a grist mill in New Preston, Connecticut, and operated it for many years, and which is still running. Inn partnership with his father-in-law, he engaged in some large real estate transactions, purchasing from the Indians lands in Kent and New Milford, Connecticut. He married, November 11, 1742, Lucy, daughter of Edward and Hannah (Brown) Cogswell, of Chebacco, Ipswich, Massachusetts, born April 14, 1726. Children: 1. Lucy. 2. Judith. 3. Nathan. 4. Daniel. 5. Esther. 6. Ruth.

(VI) Nathan, eldest son of Daniel and Lucy (Cogswell) Averill, was born in New Milford, Connecticut, December 15, 1745, died April 11, 1820. He married, March 3, 1768, Rosannah, daughter of Stephen and Sarah (Ferris) Noble, born July 12, 1752, died December 5, 1812. Children: 1. Lavinia. 2. Calvina. 3. Nathan. 4. Urania. 5. Stephen N. 6. Calvin. 7. Clavinia. 8. Hannah. 9. Lovicy. 10. Prudence. 11. Lucy. 12. Sarah.

(VII) Nathan (2), third child of Nathan (1) and Rosannah (Noble) Averill, was born April 10, 17745. He married, November 3, 1794, Polly, born June 11, 1778, in Salisbury, Connecticut, daughter of Joseph Ketchum, a quartermaster of the Revolutionary Army, and his wife, Phebe Moore. The last named was born in 1757 in Salisbury, died October 24, 1816, daughter of Samuel and Rachel (Landon) Moore. Samuel Moore was born in Southhold, Long Island, son of Samuel Moore, born 1615, in England, married, 1636, Martha, daughter of Christopher Youngs, vicar of Reydon, Southwold, Suffolk, England. Joseph Ketchum was a descendant of Thomas Hurlbut, a lieutenant at Fort Saybrook, and wounded in the Pequot War; also descended from Henry "Catchame," who came to Ipswich, Massachusetts, in 1638, the first of the name in the new world. Of the eight children of Nathan and Polly Averill, the eldest, Maria, born December 21, 1795, married, January 16, 1812, Hon. Reuben Hyde Walworth, chancellor of the State of New York. She died April 24, 1847.

(VIII) Henry Ketchum, son of Nathan (2) and Polly (Ketchum) Averill, was born April 21, 1798, in Peru, Clinton County, New York, and was early introduced to military operations. At the age of sixteen yeas, he was a volunteer in the siege of Plattsburgh, September, 1814, under the direct command of General Alexander Macomb. He was publicly honored by joint resolution of congress and presented with a rife "for gallantry at the siege of Plattsburgh." He married, May 29, 1824, Elizabeth, daughter of William Platt and Hannah (Kent) Platt, of Plattsburgh. She was born May 15, 1806, died March 21, 1842. Children: 1. James. 2. Henry Ketchum. 3. Mary Elizabeth. 4. William Pitt. The last died in infancy. The daughter became the wife of Pirrie E. Burch, who died in the Civil War.

(IX) James, eldest son of Henry K. and Elizabeth (Platt) Averill, was born March 10, 1825, in Plattsburgh, and was baptized James Kent Platt Averill, but dropped the middle names and was known as James Averill. He prepared for the profession of the law and practiced in Plattsburgh and Champlain, dying in the latter place March 13, 1903. He married, in Grafton, Vermont, March 2,m 1846, Julia Jeannette Evans, born July 9, 1826, in Rockingham, Vermont, died December 23, 1897. Children: 1. Susan Elizabeth. 2. Jeannette A. 3. James. 4. Mary Barry.

(X) Susan Elizabeth, eldest child of James and Julia J. (Evans) Averill, was born June 26, 1847, in Plattsburgh, New York, and was married September 5, 1866, at Champlain, to Sylvester Alonzo Kellogg, of Champlain, (see Kellogg XI).

(For preceding generations, see Phillippe Kellogg I).

KELLOGG. (III) Samuel, fifth son of Martin and Prudence (Bird) Kellogg, was born after 1630, probably in Braintree, England, and died January 17, 1711, in Hatfield, Massachusetts, where he was a pioneer. It cannot now be determined whether he came to New England with his brothers, Joseph and Daniel Kellogg. He resided early in Hadley, Massachusetts, where he had a home lot of four acres in 1664, probably on the west side of the river. He was one of the twenty-four persons who petitioned the general court in 1667 for permission to settle a minister among them, stating that most of them had then been living on the west side of the river six years; and in answer to this pet-

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tion the town of Hatfield was established in 1670. At that time Hatfield had about thirty families, and a school was established eight years later, a schoolhouse was built in 1681; and education became free in 1722. Samuel Kellogg was a farmer, and found conditions especially favorable for agriculture in his new-world home. The low grounds were ready for immediate plowing, and the uplands were easily prepared because not heavily timbered. The first record of him found in New England is that noting his marriage in Hadley, November 24, 1664, to Mrs. Sarah (Day) Gunn, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Stebbins) Day, of Hartford, Connecticut, and widow of Nathaniel Gunn, of the same place. She was slain by Indians, September 19, 1677, and he married (second) March 22, 1679, Sarah, daughter of Thomas Root, of Westfield, born 1660. Children by first wife: 1. Samuel. 2. Nathaniel. 3. Ebenezer. 4. Joseph. By second wife: 5. John. 6. Thomas. 7. Sarah.

(IV) Lieutenant Nathaniel, second son of Samuel and Sarah (Day) (Gunn) Kellogg, was born June 4, 1671, in Hatfield, and died August 22, 1757, in Colchester, Connecticut, where he was long a prominent citizen. The town of Colchester granted, March 16, 1704, to "Nathaniel Kellogg and Samuel Pellet liberty to set up a sawmill on ye brook calledye governor's Brook & they to have ye stream so long they maintaine a sawmill here and to have it going at or before ye last of September next." "Nathaniel Kellogg" was chosen way warden December 18, 1704, and Colchester in October, 1711, also on a committee to pay out convenient "highwaise," December 31, 1712. At a meeting, October 1, 1711, he was made one of a committee to finish a building given the town for a schoolhouse, and "to hire a school master as spedy as they can conveniently for this winter," and at the same meeting he was appointed to act with Sergeant Pratt in laying our a highway. He was made a joint proprietor of the town April 8, 1713, and in 1720 was granted special liberty for setting up mills, with the use of ten acres of ground. He was placed on a committee September 14, 1730, to complete a settlement of the Lebanon boundary. He married (first) Margaret, daughter of John Belding, of Wethersfield, born 1677, died December 15, 1747; married (second) May 29, 1748, Mrs. Priscilla Williams, of Colchester. Children, first two born in Hadley, the others in Colchester: 1. Margaret. 2. Editha. 3. Nathaniel. 4. Sarah. 5. Lydia. 6. Abner. 7. John. 8. Ezra.

(V) Abner, second son of Lieutenant Nathaniel and Margaret (Belding) Kellogg, was born about 1716 in Colchester, and died November 18, 1754. He married, June 26, 1740, Lydia, daughter of Nathaniel Otis, born June 20, 1717, one of a family of eighteen children. She married (second) March 19, 1761, Captain Amos Thomas, of Lebanon, and died June 1, 1807, almost ninety years old. Children; 1. Delight. 2. Lydia. 3. David. 4. Abner. 5. Ezekiel. 6. Margaret. 7. Ezra.

(VI) David, eldest son of Abner and Lydia (Otis) Kellogg, was born August 26, 1744, in Colchester, where he was baptized September 12 following, and died in Essex, Vermont, March 10, 1826. He remained in his native town until about 1771, when he removed to Lee, Massachusetts, and was living in 1773 on the glass works grant in that town, east of Stockbridge. In 1786 he went to Essex, where he lived forty years, and his estate was distributed May 17, 182. He married (first) Elinor Williams, born March 12, 1747, in Lebanon, died May 10, 1805, in Essex, daughter of Isaiah and Jerusha Williams. He married (second) June 20, 1807, Sarah Redington Tyler, of Vergennes, Vermont, who died April 12, 1844, aged eighty-six years. Children: 1. Lydia. 2. Rhoda. 3. Russell. 4. Odosia. 5. David. 6. Wealthy. 7. Hannah. 8. Ira. 9. Otis. 10. Laura. 11. Nancy.

(VII) Russell, eldest son of David and Elinor (Williams) Kellogg, was born June 1, 1770, in Colchester, and died April 16, 1845, in Essex, whither he removed from Great Barrington, Massachusetts, about

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1790. He was a carpenter and farmer in the latter town. He married, February 21, 1790, Elizabeth, daughter of Solomon and Dorothy Atherton, of Athol, Massachusetts, born February 19, 1768, died September 18, 1857. Children: 1. David, (twin). 2. Dolly, (twin). 3. Lucy. 4. Hiram. 5. Frances. 6. Nelson. 7. Stephen. 8. Nancy. 9. Eliza.

(VIII) Nelson, second son of Russell and Elizabeth (Atherton) Kellogg, was born December 29, 1805, in Essex, and died May 18, 1880, in Essex, Vermont. He followed farming on the old Kellogg homestead. He was very sincere in his religious views and a devout member of the Congregational Church. He married, December 29, 1835, Evaline Charlotte, daughter of Silas and Mary (Sherwood) Fellows, born January 24, 1808, in Sandy Hill, New York, died in Whittier, California, August 29, 1897, whither she removed after her husband's death. Children: 1. Mary Elizabeth. 2. Fanny Cornelia. 3. Louise Gertrude. 4. Abiel Faxon. 5. David Sherwood.

(IX) David Sherwood, youngest child of nelson and Evaline C. (Fellows) Kellogg, was born October 21, 1847, in Essex, and began his education in his native town, graduating from the Essex Academy, after which he entered the University of Vermont and was graduated from the classical department with the degree of A. B. in 1870. Pursuing the medical course, he was graduated M. D. in 1873, and in 1884 his alma mater conferred upon him the degree of A. M. While pursuing his college course, he taught three winter terms of school in Panton, Vermont, and in the fall of 1870 became principal of the school now known as Brigham's Academy at Bakersfield, Vermont. Two years later he took charge of the high school at Westerly, Rhode Island, and during the year following his graduation in medicine he was house surgeon of the hospital at Hartford, Connecticut. Dr. Kellogg located in Plattsburgh, New York, April 7, 1874, and began to build up what proved a very successful practice of his profession, lasting until failing health compelled its relinquishment. He had served as health office of the village, and was many years a member of the board of pension examiners, beginning in 1883. During his active and useful career as a physician, he was identified with several organizations, including the college fraternity of Signa Phi; the Clinton County Medical Society, of which he was secretariat, vice-president and president; the Northern New York Medical Association; of which he is a charter member, and the Medical Society of the State of New York. Dr. Kellogg has been interested for many years in literary and scientific societies, being a member of the Prince Society of Boston, devoted to the publication of rare manuscripts and folios now out of print; the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and a corresponding member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society of Boston. He is a member of the board of managers of the Stte Normal School at Plattsburgh, and was president of the Plattsburgh Institute. The last-named institution erected a monument commemorating the battle of Culver Hill, and on the occasion of its unveiling, September 22, 1894, Dr. Kellogg, as president, made the opening address, followed by other noted speakers. He takes a justifiable pride in his library of over one thousand volumes, some of them rare and costly, to which he is constantly making valuable additions. In the intervals of a busy professional life, he has found time to devote to archaeology, of which he is an enthusiastic student, and with others has formed a collection of about eighteen thousand stone implements and weapons of various kinds found in the Champlain valley, and nearly one thousand articles of pottery, pipes and copper implements. He has also an interesting collections of British Flintlocks, cannonballs, and belt buckles, relics of the War of 1812, and in co-operation with other Plattsburgh gentlemen, is striving to enlarge the collection, hoping sometime to establish a museum to

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perpetuate and encourage this line of study. By virtue of his descent from Colonel Sherwood, he is a member of the sons of the American Revolution. A large part of his collection have been personally discovered by Dr. Kellogg, who has visited every town in the county and most of the islands in Lake Champlain, in search of Indian and other relics. He located the sites of twenty-one Indian villages, the largest being one in the sane dunes near Dead Creek. Many samples of pottery and flint implements were found at the mouth of Big Chazy and at South Plattsburgh. Some of the broken jars have been restored with much painstaking care, and the archaeologist of the future will have much reason for gratitude to Dr. Kellogg's enthusiasm and interest in these matters. His collection of rare old china is also most interesting. A student by nature and habit, a cultured and amiable gentleman, Dr. Kellogg enjoys the friendship of many people outside of Plattsburgh and Clinton County, while the name of his admirers within those limits are legion.

He married, September 22, 1875, Elizabeth Stafford, daughter of Douglas and Rebekah Wheeler (Francis) Smith, of Burlington, Vermont. Children; 1. Robert Douglas, born January 21, 1879; graduated from the University of Vermont in 1900, and is now practicing law in Chicago; admitted tot he bar of Springfield, Illinois, 1904. 2. Nelson, March 6, 1881; a graduate of the University of Vermont, 1902, and of the General Theological Seminary of New York, 1905, and is rector of a parish at Poultney, Vermont. 3. Elizabeth, October 26, 1883; graduated at Wellesley College in 1905, and has taught two terms in the Plattsburgh high school, married, June 19, 1909, Arthur E. Pope, of New York. 4. David Sherwood, September 1, 1888; a member of the class of 1910 at the University of Vermont. 5. Francis Fellows. September 6, 1894; a student of the Plattsburgh High School.

 

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