Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
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William Richard Cutter, A. M.
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DUDLEY. Hugh De Sutton, progenitor of the Barons of Dudley, was a native of Nottinghamshire, England. He married Elizabeth, daughter and heir of William Patrick, lord of the moiety of the Barony of Malpas, county Chester.

(II) Richard De Sutton married Isabel, only daughter and heir of Rotherick, son of Griffin.

(III) Sir John De Sutton, Knight, first Baron of Dudley, married Margaretta, sister and co-heir of John De Somerie; Lord Dudley probably lived and died in the town of Dudley, England.

(IV) John De Sutton, second Baron of Dudley, married Isabel, daughter of John De Charlton, Lord Powis. He died at Dudley, 1376.

(V) John De Sutton, third Baron of Dudley, married Elizabeth, daughter of Lord Stafford. He died at Dudley, 1406. (VI) John De Sutton, fourth Baron of Dudley, and lord lieutenant of Ireland, was born 1401, and died early in the reign of Henry VI.

(VII) John Sutton, fifth Baron of Dudley, and knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter, and treasurer of the King's household, married Elizabeth, widow of Sir Edward Charlton, and daughter of Sir John Berkley, of Beverston, county Gloucester.

(VIII) Sir Edmund Sutton, Lord Dudley, married (first) Joice, sister and co-heir of John Tiploft, Earl of Worcester.

(IX) Thomas Dudley married the daughter and co-heir of Launcelot Threlkeld, Esq., of Tornorth.

(X) Captain Roger Dudley, believed to be son of Thomas Dudley, was killed in the wars in early life, about 1586. He left two children--Thomas, mentioned below, and a daughter who doubtless died in England. (1) Governor Thomas Dudley (first in the American line), son of Captain Roger Dudley, was the immigrant ancestor. He was born about 1676, in the vicinity of Northampton, England. His father was a military man who flourished in the time of Robert Dudley, Queen Elizabeth's famous Earl of Leicester, and appears to have been one of his soldiers sent over by the Queen to aid Henry of Navarre to established his throne, and to have fallen in the famous battle of Ivry. Captain Dudley is presumed to have been of the Dudley Castle race. Thomas Dudley himself used a seal bearing the Dudley arms--a lion rampant, with a star for difference. Governor Dudley's mother was a kinswoman of Augustine Nichols, of Faxton, Northamptonshire, who was born at Ecton, that county, in 1559; judge of the court of common pleas and Knight of the Bath, who received his

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law education at the Middle Temple at London and became reader there during the last year of the reign of Elizabeth, and sergeant-at-arms at the following Michaelmas term. Nicholls was also keeper of the Great Seal to Prince Charles, and was of a distinguished family. His grandfather, a gentleman and physician, died in 1575, aged ninety-six,. His father, Thomas Nicholls, born 1530, died June 29, 1568, and was buried at Hinchley, Northamptonshire; was apparently reader of the Middle Temple in 1566, his arms being on one of the windows of the Temple Hall. Thomas Nicholls married Anne, daughter of John Pell, of Eltington, son of Thomas. Not even the name of governor Dudley's mother is known, however, and the degree of kinship to Judge Nicholls is still problematical. The wife of Captain Roger Dudley must have died when Thomas was very young. Mrs. Purefoy, a gentlewoman related to him, famous for her piety and wisdom in the region around Northampton and for her philanthropic works, took extraordinary care of him; by her efforts he was trained up in some Latin school where he learned the rudiments of grammar and literature, which he much improved afterwards by his own industry to such a degree that he read Latin as well as the best scholars of his day. When still a young lad he became a page in the establishment of the Earl of Northampton. Contemporary writers state that he was "a man of high spirit, suitable to the family to which his father belonged." In 1596, when Thomas Dudley was only twenty-one, the government asked for volunteers to go over to help Henry of Navarre in time of civil war. Dudley was given a captain's commission and raised a company of eighty in Northampton. He was assigned to help Amiens, in Picardy, then besieged by the Spaniards, but before his fist great battle was fought, the armies being drawn up at Amiens, peace was declared and the Englishmen came home. Dudley was then clerk for his kinsman, Judge Nicholls. At the death of he Judge in 1616, Dudley became steward tot he Earl of Lincoln. In a few years, by shrewd management, Dudley cleared off a debt of a hundred thousand dollars on the Earl's estate. He continued in this responsible position to the great satisfaction of his employer until he resigned in 1627. He then hired a house in Boston, Lincolnshire, where Rev. John Cotton preached. The Earl of Lincoln soon required Mr. Dudley's services again and until he came to America Dudley was in his employ. But the unjust and cruel hand of Charles I fell upon the Earl and his household, and the Earl was thrown into prison. Dudley became interested in New England in 1627. In 1628 he an others procured a patent from the King for a plantation in Massachusetts, and also for government of all who should come into that section of the country. The company sent over John Endicott, one of the undertakers, to take charge of the settlement then under Roger Conant. In 1629 the company sent over three hundred settlers. In April, 1630, with Winthrop and a large party in four ships, Dudley embarked for the colony to make his home there. He was an undertaker from December 1, 1629, assistant march 18, and deputy governor March 23, 1629-30, at the last court held in England. He came to Salem in the ship "Arabella", sailing April 8, arriving June 12, 1630. Mr. Dudley settled first at Cambridge, and his house was at the corner of Dunster Street, but he soon sold his place to Roger Harkalenden and removed to Ipswich with his son Rev. Samuel Dudley, and others. He had large grants of land in various towns of the colony. He was one of the four first signers of the covenant of the first church organized at Charleston, where he was then living, in July, 1630, but which removed to Boston a few months later. In May, 1634, he was elected governor to succeed Winthrop, and was re-elected three times afterward, in 1640-45-50, and was deputy governor thirteen years. When not gov-

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ernor he was generally deputy governor, but sometimes assistant, an office he held five years. Before 1634 the court of assistants chose the governor, and Mr. Dudley was the first governor chosen by the people at a general election. He vigorously opposed the doctrine preached by Rev. John cotton that the secular government should be subservient to the priesthood. Mr. Dudley was one of the twelve men appointed by the general court to establish Harvard College in 1636, and when the charter was granted, in 1650, Dudley as governor, signed it. The parchment is still preserved. At the general court in March, 1644, Dudley was appointed sergeant major-general of the colony, and was in office four years, the first to hold this position. His residence in Roxbury was nearly opposite the house of Rev. John Eliot, the Indian Apostle. The Dudley mansion was taken down in 1775 and a fort erected on the site, which is now occupied by the Universalist Church. His tomb is in the graveyard nearest the church. Historians all agree that Governor Dudley was a man of large ability and noble character; perfectly honest, though blunt and severe. He died at Roxbury, July 31, 1653. Cotton Mather said of him: "He was a man of sincere piety, exact justice, hospitality to strangers and liberality to the poor." His will was dated April 26, 1652, with addition April 13, May 28 and July 8, 1653; proved August 15, 1653. It expresses his desire to be buried near the grave of his first wife. He married (first) in England, Dorothy ----------, who died in Roxbury, December 27, 1643, aged sixty-one years. He married (second), April 14, 1644, Catherine, widow of Samuel Hackburn, and daughter of --------- Dighton. She married (third) Rev. John Allen, of Dedham, and died August 29, 1671. Children of first wife: 1. Samuel, born in 1610, in England; mentioned below. 2. Anne, born about 1612, died September 16, 1672, at Andover, Massachusetts; married Governor Simon Bradstreet. 3. Patience, born in England, died February 8, 1689-90; married Major-General Daniel Denison. 4. Sarah, baptized at Sempringham, England, July 23, 1620; died 1650; married Major Benjamin Keane; (second) Thomas Pacy. 5. Mercy, born September 27, 1621, in England; died July 1, 1691; married Rev. John Woodbridge. Children of second wife: 6. Deborah, born February 27, 1645, died November 1, 1685. 7. Joseph, born September 21, 1647; died April 2, 1720. 8. Paul, born September 8, 1650; died December 1, 1681.

(II) Rev. Samuel Dudley, son of Governor Thomas Dudley, was born about 1610, in Northamptonshire, England, and was educated for the ministry. He came to the age of twenty with his father to New England. In 1632-3, he married Mary, daughter of Governor Winthrop, and their first three children were baptized in Boston. The two sons lived many years with their grandfather, Governor Dudley, but both died early and unmarried. Rev. Samuel Dudley removed from Cambridge to Ipswich, about 1635. His wife died in 1643, and he married (second) Mary Byley, of Salisbury, Massachusetts, sister of Henry Byley, of Salisbury, England. Dudley was deputy to the general court from Salisbury in 1641-42-42-44-45; was often chairman of selectmen, and held other town offices. In March, 1648, Samuel Dudley was appointed associate judge with Richard Bellingham and Samuel Simonds, to hold a court from year to year at Salisbury. He entered an agreement May 13, 1650, with the town of Exeter, New Hampshire, to be their minister. In 1649 he preached for some time at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He carried on farms, mills and stock-breeding, besides preaching and acting as magistrate. His second wife, Mary, died at Exeter, later he married Elizabeth ----------------. Of all his sons, Stephen Dudley alone has posterity of the name of Dudley. He died at Exeter, February 10, 1683, aged seventy-three. The New Hampshire Historical Society has Rev. Samuel Dudley's cane and Bible, brought over from England. He died intestate. Mr. Dudley's record and life were honorable. He had a good education; his handwriting is fine and clear, with nice punctuation; his spelling if excellent. There is no affectation of any sort in his style or text. His descendants have a tradition that he was descended from the Earl of Leicester's branch of the family.

Children; 1. Thomas, baptized at Boston, March 9, 1634; died November 7, 1655, unmarried. 2. John, baptized June 28, 1635; died young. 3. Margaret, baptized at Boston, died young. 4. Samuel, baptized August 2, 1639; died April 17, 1643. 5. Ann, born October 16, 1641; married Edward Hilton. Children of second wife: 6. Theophilus, born October 31, 1644, at Salisbury; died 1713, at Exeter. 7. Mary, born April 21, 1646, died December 28, 1646. 8. Byley, born September 27, 1647. 9. Mary, born January 6, 1649-50. 10. Thomas, one of the selectmen of Exeter, 1694. Children of third wife: 11. Elizabeth, born 1652. 12. Stephen, mentioned below. 13. James, born 1662. 14. Timothy, died before 1702. 15. Abigail. 16. Dorothy. 17. Rebecca. 18. Samuel, died 1732.

(III) Stephen, son of Rev. Samuel Dudley, as born at Exeter, New Hampshire, and married, December 24, 1684, Sarah, daughter of Hon. John Gilman, of Exeter. She was born February 25, 1667, and died January 24, 1713. He married (second) Mary Tying; (third) Mercy Gilman, who survived him. He was a farmer of Exeter. He wrote a fair hand, though he made his mark in executing his will. Dean Dudley says: "He ought to have hired a teacher and kept a school in his house, but he left the care of the young children too much to their mother. However, Stephen's disposition was very much like his father's. Like his father, he avoided public preferments and chose a quiet, private life. Like his father he married early and often, and enjoyed having a swarm of children around him; and like his father he looked coldly upon sectarian affairs, being indifferent about riches or honors to this name". His will was dated February 17, 1734-35 and proved May 13, 1735. Children; 1. Samuel, born December 19, 1685; died February 16, 1718. 2. Stephen, born March 10, 1688. 3. James, born June 11, 1690; died September 4, 1746. 4. John, born October 4, 1692; killed by the Indians, June 23, 1710, at Poplin, New Hampshire, after a brave resistance alone against many. 5. Nicholas, born august 27, 1694; mentioned below. 6. Joanna, born 1697. 7. Trueworthy, born 1700. 8. Joseph, born 1702. 9. Abigail, married Mr. Lyford, of Exeter. 10, Sarah, born January 15, 1706. 11. Elizabeth, married Simon Gilman.

(IV) Nicholas, son of Stephen Dudley, was born August 27, 1694, and died in 1766. He married Elizabeth Gordon, and resided at Brentwood, New Hampshire, where their children were born. Children: 1. Captain John, born 1723. 2. Byley, 1725; mentioned below. 3. Trueworthy, 1727. 4. Joseph, 1728. 5. Sarah. 6. Betsey, married Benjamin Hill.

(V) Byley, son of Nicholas Dudley, was born in 1725, in Brentwood, New Hampshire, and died at Fisherfield, now Newbury, New Hampshire. He married (first) -------------- Stone; (second) Mrs. Lufkin, widow. Children: 1. Jonathan S., died in the Revolution, in New York State. 2. Trueworthy, married (first) Sarah -----------; (second) Anna McWilliams. 3. Sarah. 4. John, mentioned below.

(VI) John, son of Byley Dudley.

(VII) Biley, or Byley, Dudley, son of John Dudley, settled in Windsor, Vermont. Of this family the records shoe that Abiah Dudley died in Windsor in 1838. Charles Dudley in 1842, and Eva Dudley in 1864.

(VIII) James smith, son of Biley Dudley, was born in Windham September 21, 1826. In 1832 when but a small boy, he removed to Franklin County, new York,

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and was educated there in the public schools. He engaged in the manufacture of potato starch, and was also a general merchant and farmer. He became one of the leading citizens of the town of constable, and was supervisor and assessor. He was one of the original members of the Republican Party, and in 1850 was one of the seven men in the town who voted for John C. Fremont for president.

In religion he was a Methodist. He died March 9, 1909. He married, May 209, 1854, Sarah Maria Hastings, born February 21, 1831, died March 7, 1909, daughter of Joseph Hastings. Children: 1. Harvey James, mentioned below. 2. George K., born June 2, 1861. 3. Eva b., born July 10, 1863; married Sheridan Beebe, of Constable. 4. Clara B., born January 9, 1876, married LeRoy E. Buell, of Constable.

(IX) Harvey James, son of James Smith Dudley, was born in Constable, New York, August 11, 1855. He was educated there in the public schools and in Franklin Academy. He worked for his father in his general store at Constable, and later carried on the business for twenty-five years on his own account, and also conducted the potato starch business established by his father. He was postmaster of Constable for eighteen years and town clerk for a long time. From March, 1901, to January, 1903, he was supervisor of the town, and he took a leading position in the board of supervisor of the county. He has been county clerk since January 1, 1904, being re-elected in 1906 for a full term, his term expiring December 31, 1909. He is one of the best known men in public life in this section of the state, and is an active and influential Republican. He is a member of Nashoba Lodge, No. 78, Odd Fellows; of Northern constellation Lodge, of Free Masons, No. 291; of Northern Constellation Lodge, No. 28, Royal Arch Masons; of Franklin Commandery, No. 60, Knights Templar; and of Karnak Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., of Montreal. He is interested in local history and genealogy, and is a member of the Empire State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Harvey J. Dudley was descendant from James Harwood, a private in the First New Hampshire Regiment in the Revolution, through his daughter, Lydia, who married Jedediah Hutchins, and granddaughter of Cynthia Hutchins, who married Joseph Hastings. The latter was his mother's father.

He married, December 14, 1881, Carrie N. Harmon, born September 22, 1856, daughter of Benjamin Harmon, of Constable. Children; 1. Benjamin Harmon, born January 31, 1885, graduate of Franklin Academy and of Dartmouth College, class of 19-9; also took a post-graduate course in the Thayer School of Civil Engineering (Dartmouth College), given degree of C. E., April 27, 191-; now in the division engineer's department of the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Company at Albany, New York; member of Northern Constellation Lodge of Free Masons. 2. Gertrude M., born August 24, 1888; graduate of Franklin Academy, student of Smith's college, Northampton,. Class of 1913. In religions the family are Presbyterians.

PAWLING. In Dutch records of early date in Kingston, New York, is noted the marriage of Hendrick Paelin and Nultje Roosa (November 3, 1673). The name is written Pawling, Paaling, and Paling, but the "d" seldom occurs in this branch, though some members in other branches write their name Paulding. There is no connection shown between the family of Henry Pawling and that of Joost Paulding, one of the captors of Major Andre. Joost Paulding settled in Westchester. The Pawlings were in Kingston and Dutchess County, New York, and in Pennsylvania. The Pawling family of America is of English descent. Mrs. F. Frank Kitts, of "Old Ulster," November 5, 1905, says: Henry Pawling,

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who settled in Ulster County, New York, in the latter part of the seventeenth century, was a man prominent in his locality in his day, and one who served Old Ulster in various official capacities until his death in 1692. That he must have been a man of education and ability is certain, for he held many important offices in Ulster County, and served on numerous commissions for regulating affairs and shaping the government of Esopus in the early days. He came to America, a soldier in the Duke of York expedition under command of Colonel Richard Nichols, in 1664. We learn from the Pennsylvania manuscripts, under "land grants or purchases," that he came from Padbury, Buckinghamshire, England. He served in the British army with distinction, attaining the rank of captain of militia, until the spring of 1670, when, as it was "times of Peace" and as he had "behaved himself well and as become a souldyer," on April 18 of that year he was honorably discharged "so that he hath our consent to follow his private affayres without any further Lett or interruption." In 1668 Henry Pawling held instructions from Governor Lovelace to lay out lots at Esopus. In 1669 he was on a commission to regulate the affairs of that place and that of "Nieuw Dorp", now Hurley. In 1670 he was on a commission to establish the boundaries of the new town, etc. in 1676 he signed a petition for a minister able to "Preach both English and Duche." In 1685 he was appointed by Governor Thomas Dongan high sheriff of Ulster County, and served four years. In "Documentary History of New York," he is of mention: " February 13, 1689, Captain Palin came from Sopus with thirty men to aid against the French and Indians", and states that he attended "two meetings held in Albany in February, 1689". He had a grant or purchase of land from William Penn of one thousand acres of land in Providence Township, the Philadelphia County (now Montgomery), Pennsylvania, and it was to this tract that his son Henry later removed. He had a grant or purchase of about four thousand acres in Dutchess County, New York, the patent for which was being executed when he died in Marbletown, 1692. This was afterwards, may 11, 1696, made out to his widow. This tract was known as the "Pawling Purchase", a part of which is now the village of Staatsburg. In the records of the old Dutch church at Kingston, New York, is found the history of his family. He married Neektje, daughter of Albert Heymans and Wyntje (Ariens) Roosa. The "Kingston Register" gives the date as November 3, 1676, but adds that it is unchain whether this is the date of the marriage or of the first publication of banns. Henry Pawling, in his will, dated January 20, 1691, mentioned his wife Neeltje and children: 1. Jane. 2. Wyntje. 3. John. 4. James. 5. Albert. 6. Anna. 7. Henry, and one who would be probably born after he was dead. This was Mary, baptized at Kingston, October 30, 1692, married April 11, 1730, Thomas Van Keuren, of Marbletown, Ulster county, and had daughter Neeltje. (A son James died before the will was made.)

(II) Henry (2), youngest son of Henry (1) "the founder", and Neeltje (Roosa) Pawling, was born at Marbletown, Ulster County, New York and baptized November 5, 1699. He married, June 26, 1713, Jacomyntje Kunst. He had three children, baptized in Kingston--1. Henry. 2. Sara. 3. Elizabeth. About 1720 he removed to Pennsylvania, where his brother John had purchased in 1713 a tract of land near Philadelphia. Henry probably settled on his brother's grant. Here he has two other children born--4. Levi. 6. John. His brother Albert, who married Catherine Beeckman, had no issue, and after providing in his will for his wife and other he left the residue of his estate to Levi and John Pawling, sons of his brother Henry. In 1734 Henry lived on the Wetherill Farm, opposite Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, where he owned five hundred acres of fine, improved land. He

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was a farmer of considerable wealth, as is shown by the fact that his widow gave bonds for £2000 in taking our administration papers on the estate of her husband. Among the property items in the inventory are eight slaves (jack, Bess, Cate, Olliver, Jane, Tom, Tim and Bet), valued at various sums aggregating £210. Henry Pawling was a warden of the St. James Episcopal Perkiomen Church in 1721, which was destroyed by fire in 1820, and descendants have been prominently identified with this church as vestrymen and wardens. Local histories state "The Pawling family was a large and influential one and honorably identified with the affairs of Pennsylvania." Henry Pawling (2) is buried in the graveyard of old St. James Perkiomen Church, the grave being marked by a small granite stone inscribed "In memory of Henry Pawling, who died August 30, 1739, aged 50 years."

He married, in Kingston, New York, June 26, 1713, Jacomyntje Kunst. Children: 1. Henry (2), baptized, June 27, 1714; married his cousin Eleanor, daughter of John and Aagje De Witt Pawling. He was a member of the Pennsylvania legislature and justice of the county court for Philadelphia. 2. Sara, baptized July 8, 1716. 3. Elizabeth, baptized march 22, 1719. 4. Barney, who was living as late as 1792; married Elizabeth James. 5. Colonel Levi; married, October 12, 1759, Helena (sometimes written Magdalena) Burhams, daughter of Wille and Grietjen (Ten Eyck) Burhans (2). He returned to new York state, where he rose to eminence; was colonel in the Revolutionary War, commanding a regiment of Ulster County Militia; member of the first provincial congress; first judge of Ulster County, appointed 1777; senator from New York 177-8. His son, Colonel Albert Pawling, born April 22, 1759, was also a distinguished officer of the Revolution, commanding a company of Swiss for the defense of New York frontier; he was the first mayor of Troy, New York, and one of the first directors of the Bank of Troy. His brother, Henry Pawling, born April 22, 1752, was also active in the Revolution, his name appearing as lieutenant, November 21, 1776; he was taken prisoner at the capture of forts Montgomery and Clinton; was confined in the prison ships of New York harbor for two years; was released, and appears again as captain May 11, 1780, and again in 1783. His descendants are settled principally in Steuben County, new York. 6. John, born December 27, 1732, see forward. 7. Elinor, married prior to 1746, James Morgan. 8. Rebecca Pawling, who married David Schryver, of Staatsburg, is sometimes quoted as daughter of Henry and Jacomyntje Kunst, but as she is not mentioned in the deed, and for other reasons, it is thought by some of the family genealogists that she was a granddaughter, child of Henry's son, Barney Pawling.

(III) John, sixth child and fourth son of Henry (2) and Jacomyntje (Kunst) Pawling, was born in the township of Providence, (now Montgomery County), Pennsylvania, December 27, 1732. He left Pennsylvania after reaching his majority and settled in Dutchess County, New York, where he spent the remainder of his life as a farmer and a soldier. He was an active patriot during the Evolution, and attained the rank of major in his military career. He was a man of influence in his community and held the friendship of many prominent men in the stone house he built in 1761 near Rhinebeck, the estate upon which it stood being part of the grant patented to his grandmother, Neeltje (Roosa) Pawling, in 1696. The house stood until about 1900, when it was consumed by fire. He married (first) his cousin, Neeltje, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Pawling) Van Keuren. The banns were fist published May 23 1754. He married (second) April 15, 1770, Marietje, daughter of Jacob and Alida (Ostrander) Van Deusen. John Pawling died December 30, 1819, at the

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home of his daughter, Eleanor (married Peter Brown) in Rhinebeck, and is buried in the graveyard of the old Dutch Reformed Church. Children by first marriage: 1. Henry, born November 30, 1735, died in Johnstown, New York, 1825; he was an officer in the Revolution, being a captain of militia; he married Elizabeth ------------; he and his wife are buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery at Johnstown. 2. Cornelius, born January 22, 1758, a soldier in the Revolution. 3. John, born October 24, 1760; a soldier of the Revolution. 4. Mary, baptized November 11, 1764; married ------------ Kane. Children of second marriage: 5. Levi, born Januarys 29, 1771; married (first) Gertrude, daughter of Harman Jansen and Susanna (Basoon) Knickerbocker; (second) May 18, 1816, Hannah, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth (Uhl) Griffing; he lived and died at Staastsburg, New York 6. Eleanor, born March 11, 1772; married Captain Peter Brown, of Rhinebeck, where she died September 11, 1862. 7. Rachel, born February 13, 1774; married Christopher Hughes, of Staatsburg, where she died November 22, 1850. 8. Alida, married Peter Ostrom. 9. Catherine, died young. 10. Jesse, born March 2, 1780; married, October 14, 1804, Leah, daughter of William Radcliff. 11. Jacomyntje, married, December 18, 1803, Wait Jacques. 12. Elizabeth, born August 5, 1784; married, June 5, 1803, William P. Stoutenburgh, she died September 27, 1872. 13. Rebecca, born April 4, 1785; married Frederick Steit Uhl, and died June 13, 1832. 14. Jacob, born March 4, 1787, see forward. 15. Catherine, born December 28, 1789, married (first) Jacob Conklin; (second) John Coyle.

(IV) Jacob, fourteenth child and sixth son of Major John and Marietje (Van Deusen) Pawling, was born near Rhinebeck, Ulster County, New York, March 4, 1787. Died in Rodman, New York, March 23, 1877, aged ninety years. He married, February 27, 1822, Martha, daughter of Captain Isaac and Hannah (Fairbanks) Russell, a descendant through her mother of the early New England family of Fairbanks. They had issue.

(V) Rev. John (2), son of Jacob and Martha (Russell) Pawling, was born in New York City, April 28, 1823. He was a graduate of Hamilton College, New York, which conferred upon him the degrees of A.B. and A.M. He prepared for the practice of law and was admitted to the New York State bar. Later he embraced theology and was ordained a minister of the Baptist Church. He died December 13, 1866, at Rodman, New York. He married, August 19, 1844, Evaline, daughter of Daniel and Susan (Holmes) Smith, they had issue.

(VI) Angelo D., son of Rev. John (2) and Evaline (Smith) Pawling, was born in Rodman, New York, August 20, 1845. He was educated in the public schools and Albany Normal School. He served until the close of the Civil War in Company B, Tenth Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery, Army of the Potomac. After receiving an honorable discharge he returned to Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, where he engaged ina mercantile business, continuing until his retirement from active business life. He is now (1910) a resident of Watertown, where he is rated as one of the solid substantial men of that city. He is a lifelong republican, and a member of Joseph Spratt Post, No. 323, Grand Army of the Republic. He married, March 30, 1868, Jennie Eliza, daughter of Alfred Floyd and Jane M. (Skidmore) Soper (see Roe). She is a graduate of Albany normal School, and a descendant of the early Long island families of Soper and Skidmore, who have also Revolutionary records, through which Mrs. Pawling derives membership in Leroy De Chammont Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution. She is also a member of Julia Dent Grant Circle, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, of which she was president in 1907-08-09. Children: 1. Paul de Haven, born at Watertown, May

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18, 1869, died May 21, 1873, at Rochester, New York. 2. John Alfred, born at Watertown, September 22, 1870, died May 16, 1873, at Rochester. 3. Harry A., see forward. 4. Jesse Randolph, born in Watertown, April 23, 1884; prepared for college in Watertown High School; entered Cornell University, graduated A.B., class of 1905, A.M., 1906, and completed a course in medicine in the medical department of the University, graduating M.D., in 1910. He is now (1910) a member of the surgical staff of St. Luke's Hospital, New York City.

(VII) Dr. Harry A. Pawling, eldest living son of Angelo D. and Jennie E. (Soper) Pawling, was born at Rodman, Jefferson County, new York, September 26, 1874. He passed years of preliminary training in the common and high schools of Watertown, New York. After reading medicine with the late Drs. H. G. P. and James D. Spencer, and Dr. Charles N. Bibbins, of Watertown, New York, he entered the New York University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College, and was graduated with the degree of M.D., in class of 1899. He took a supplementary special course in obstetrics at the Lying-in Hospital, and another special course in surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, both of New York City. After completing his medical and surgical courses he was appointed house physician at the Fitch Hospital for Soldiers and Sailors at Noroton Heights, Connecticut, auxiliary to the Connecticut State Soldiers' Home. At the expiration of the term for which he was appointed, Dr. Pawling decided to establish in private practice. He located at Castorland, Lewis County, New York, and removed in September, 1902, to Lowville, New York, in the same county. There he has not only established his reputation as a skilled practitioner, but has established himself in the confidence and esteem of the public as a warm-hearted courteous gentleman. He is a member of the New York State and Lewis County Medical societies, serving as secretary of the latter since 1903. In 1904 he was elected coroner of Lewis County, and continues in that office by successive re-elections. He served as county jail physician four years, and is health officer of the towns of Lowville and Montague. Heis prominent in the Masonic Order, belonging to Lowville Lodge, No. 134, Free and Accepted Masons; Lowville Chapter, No. 223, Royal Arch masons; Watertown Commandery No. 11, Knights Templar, and Media Temple, Ancient Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, of Watertown. He is a past grand of Lowville Lodge No. 759, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and an honorary member of the Independent Order of Foresters. Engrossed as he is with private practice and official duties, yet he finds time to mingle with his friends, and acquaintances at the Lowville, Masonic and Odd Fellows clubs, in all of which he holds membership.

He married, at Castorland, New York, May 1, 1902, Clara A. Herschey, born February 5, 1879.

(The Roe Line).

(I) John Roe came to America in 1665 and settled at Southampton, Long Island, and five year later at Drowned Meadows, now Port Jefferson. John Roe and his wife Hannah had two sons, Nathaniel and John.

(II) Nathaniel, son of John and Hannah Roe, married Hannah Reeves, of Southold, Long Island, of the family which later gave to Connecticut her famous jurist, Judge Tappan Reeves. Their children are Nathaniel and John. From Nathaniel descended the Hudson River Roes, including E. P. Roe, the novelist, also the Roes of Cortland and Tompkins counties.

(III) John (2), son of Nathaniel and Hannah (Reeves) Roe, married Joanna (Miller) Helme, of Miller's Place, town of Brookhaven' she was descended from John Miller, who married the sister of Abraham Pierson, the first president of Yale college; Joanna Miller married (first) Thomas Helme, who left her at his death as infant

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Son, Thomas, Jr. John and Joanna Roe were the parents of eight children: 1. John. 2. Justus. 3. Azel. 4. Daniel. 5. Austin. 6. Joanna. 7. Amy. 8. Hannah.

(IV) Daniel, fourth son of John (2) and Joanna (Miller-Helme) Roe, was born January 20, 1740, in the house built by his father and still standing in 1904 at Port Jefferson, died at Westfield, now Seldon, January 11, 1820. He was a lieutenant in the French and Indian War, and the commission issued to him by Governor Colden is still in the possession of a great-grandson. He also served as Captain through the Revolutionary War and received a pension a few years before his death. He married Deborah, daughter of Joseph Brewster, of Setauket, April 22, 1762. The Brewster line on Long Island is from Nathaniel Brewster, the first regular pastor of the church in the township of Brookhaven. He was a graduate of the first class of Harvard College, 1642, and was the grandson of Elder William Brewster, of the "Mayflower", and son of Jonathan Brewster, eldest son of Elder Brewster. Nathaniel Brewster married Lucretia, daughter of Roger Ludlow (deputy governor of Massachusetts in 1634, later deputy governor of Connecticut). Nathaniel and Deborah (Ludlow) Brewster had at least three cons and two daughters, one being Deborah, born September 10, 1741, who became the wife of Daniel Roe, in 1762, and died January 2, 1832. Their children were: 1. Daniel. 2. Joseph Brewster. 3. Deborah. 4. John. 5. Joanna. 6. Charlotte. 7. Ruth. 8. Mary. 9. Hannah. 10. Rebecca, (twin). 11. Huldah, (twin). 12. Austin. The last four of these were born while the family was in exile, that is, while living in Connecticut, during the Revolution, being driven from home by the fortunes of war. Deborah, the third child, born July 31, 1766, was married, October 12, 1782, in Woodbury, Connecticut to Truman Porter, of the family that gave President Noah Porter to Yale College. Truman Porter was born in Woodbury, Connecticut, 1756, served during the Revolution, and lived to be nearly or quite ninety years old. Their children were; 1. Daniel. 2. Sarah. 3. Clarissa. 4. Charlotte. 5. Polly. 6. Ruth. 7. Catherine. 8. Jesse. 9. Nabby, and five others. Sarah married Amos Soper, of Smithtown, and was the mother of six sons and three daughters. The fourth son, Alfred Floyd, born at Smithtown, October 23, 1817, died at Jamaica, January 11, 1862; married February 2, 1846, at Deer Park, Jane M., daughter of David Howell and Eliza A. (Jarvis) Skidmore, who was born at Deer Park, April 20, 1823, died there April 1, 1896. Their children were: i. Jennie E., ii. Sarah M., iii. Alfred W., iv. Wellington D., v. Randolph F. Jennie E. married at Jamaica, March 30, 1868, Angelo D. Pawling, of Watertown, (see Pawling VI). Randolph F. is living on the old Skidmore homestead, being of the sixth generation to hold the property.


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