Family History of Northern, NY
Cutter, A. M.
Online Edition by Holice, Deb & Pam
|LONAS. The history of the famous Mohawk Valley of New York State
records many instances of settlements raided and families killed or
carried into captivity during the period before, during and for a time
after the Revolutionary War. While the Indians were usually blamed for
these atrocities they were inmost cases led by white men, or paid by
white men. Left to themselves the Indians of the valley and the early
settlers would have lived in peace. Among the families that suffered
most from these Indian and Tory raids was the Lonas family. John Lonas,
an early settler in the valley, was a soldier in the American Army,
enlisted in the Tryon County Militia, under Colonel Marinus Willett. It
is likely that he served under General Herkimer at Oriskany as Colonel
Wilder did not take command there until after General Herkimer's death.
John Lonas served under different enlistments at
periods covering the entire struggle. His home was destroyed by the Indians and Tories, his stock shot and carried off, and his own life threatened. He had personal encounters with them when the odds were strongly against him, but escaped capture. The same year his house was burned the Indians captured his mother (Margaret Sparbuck) and four children. Two girls and a boy they carried off with the mother, but her infant of three weeks was murdered in the presence of the mother. After the war, the mother, one of the girls and the son, returned to their former home, the other girl was never heard of again. John Lonas is said to have had fourteen children. He died in Albania, 1833, aged one hundred and five years.
(II) Adam, son of John Lonas, was born in Schoharie County about the year 1787. When a young man he enlisted in the American Army during the War of 1812. His regiment was enlisted in the Mohawk Valley, and with it he was stationed at Sackett's Harbor, serving until the close of the war. After retiring from the Army he engaged in rafting on the St. Lawrence River, afterward settled at Knox, Albany County, New York, where he worked at his trade of blacksmith, and had a shop. He married in 185, at Knox, Albany Country, New York, Katherine Quackenbush. Children; 1. John, born August 23, 1817; married Catherine Saunts. 2. Mary Anne, may 15, 1820; married Alexander Hess, of Greig. 3. Jacob, August 8,.1822, died in early manhood. 4. Ezra, see forward. 5. Margaret, August 18, 1827, died March 29, 1890; married Stephen Burdick. 6. Betsey, July 13, 1829, died 1909; married Levi Arthur, of Martinsburg. 7. Almira, February 19, 1832; married Calvin Burdick, of Greig. 8. Nancy Jane, July 3, 1835; married George F. Thompson, of Constableville. 9. Adeline, December 7, 1838; married Milton Gordon, of Martinsburg. Adam and Katherine Lonas lived to a good old age, saw their children settled in life with homes and families of their own, and passed away universally loved and respected.
(III) Ezra, son of Adam and Katherine (Quackenbush) Lonas, was born in Knox, Albany county, New York, May 3, 1825, died in Greig, Lewis County,. New York, October 12, 1905. He attended the schools of Knox until he was fourteen years of age, when he removed with his parents to Greig, Lewis County, where his subsequent life was passed. He became a farmer and followed that pursuit, combined with lumbering. He was an independent Republican politically. He married, 1852, Carolina A., daughter of Abraham T. and Mary (Adams) Cleveland, (see Cleveland VII) a descendant of Moses Cleveland, of England and Woburn, Massachusetts, ancestor of President Grover Cleveland and all the Clevelands descending from New England progenitors. Children; 1. Chester, see forward. 2. Jason T., born in Greig, New York, April 12, 1857; married Nellie Carter, of Greig, and now resides in Binghamton, New York.
(IV) Chester A., eldest son of Ezra and Caroline A. (Cleveland) Lonas, was born in Greig, Lewis County, New York, June 12, 1853. He was educated in the public schools and at Martin's Academy, Martinsburg, New York. After leaving school he entered the employ of J. V. Van Woert & Company, tanners, of Greig and New York City, with whom he remained fourteen years. He began a clerk and became manager of the general store operated by the company. In the spring of 1889 he established a general merchandising business on his own account. He located in Greig, where he has since conducted a prosperous and growing business. He is a successful man of affairs, and is one of the substantial citizens of Lewis County. Politically Mr. Lonas is a Republican and has always been an active worker for party
success. He has been postmaster of Greig since 1893, and is now (1910) serving his fourth consecutive term of office a supervisor of the town. He is an efficient and progressive county official and his judgment is deferred to by his colleagues. He is especially devoted to the cause of good roads and has left an impress on that department of country government.
He married, October 26, 1880, at Greig, Jessie P., born in Pulaski, Oswego County, New York, October 5, 1859, daughter of Asahel and Amorette (Brown) Champney, married at Pulaski, New York, December 28, 1854. Asahel was a contractor and builder of Pulaski, a Democrat in politics and held many of the minor town offices. He was a son of Hira Champney, born in Weston, Massachusetts, in 1782; married (first) Eunice Hinman, of new York, died in 1817; married (second) Eunice Wainer, of near Clinton. The children of Hira Champney were: i. Austin A., ii. Asahel, ii. Walter S., iii. Hira (2), iv. Biddy Ann, v. Chloe M., vi Jane. Hira Champney (10 was a son of Nathan Champney, an officer in the Revolutionary Army, servicing under General Gates at the battle of Saratoga, and at Burgoyne's surrender. Amorette (Brown) Champney, was born at Pulaski, October 7, 1823, daughter of Daniel and Sally (Winch) Brown, and a granddaughter of Ichabod Brown, who with his two brothers served through the Revolutionary War.
(The Cleveland Line).
Moses or Moyses Cleveland or Cleaveland--the common ancestor of all the Clevelands or Cleavelands of New England origin, came when a youth from Ipswich, Suffolk county, England. There is no definite account of his ancestry or date of his coming to America. Family tradition has it that he sailed from London, England, and arrived in America in 1635; that he was born at Ipswich, England, about 1624 (the court files at Woburn, Massachusetts, state he was thirty-nine years of age in 1663). In 1543 he was made a freeman of Woburn. He became a man of some prominence in New England and was identified with the political movements of his day. He was admitted to full communion in the First Church of Charlestown, Massachusetts, March 1, 1690. He died at Woburn, January 9 1701-02. He married, in Woburn, September 26, 1648, Ann Winn, who died in Woburn prior to May 6, 1682. Children, all born in Woburn, Massachusetts: 1. Moses (2), a volunteer in King Philip's War; settled at Edgartown, Martha Vineyard, then removed to Southold, New York, married Ruth Norton, and had eight children. 2. Hannah, married Thomas Henshaw; wounded in battle with the Indians, and died from the effects. 3. Aaron (ancestor of President Grover Cleveland), was a soldier in King Philip's War. His gravestone is still to be found in good preservation in Woburn "Old First Burying Ground." He married Dorcas Wilson; ten children. 4. Samuel, see forward. 5. Miriam, married Thomas Foskell (Fosdick), five children. 6. Joanna, died young. 7. Edward, married (first) Deliverance Palmer; (second) Zeruiah Church; nine children. 8. Josiah, married Mary Bates; twelve children. 9. Isaac, married Mrs. Elizabeth (Pierce) Curtis, widow of John Curtis; four children. 10. Johanna, married Joseph Kees; two children. 11. Enoch, married (first) Elizabeth Counce; (second) Elizabeth Wright; four children, by first marriage.
(II) Sergeant Samuel, son of Moses and Ann (Winn) Cleveland, was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, June 9, 1657, died at Canterbury, Connecticut, March 12, 1735-36. He married (first) Jane Keyes; (second) Persis Hildreth, born in Chelmsford, February 8, 1660, died at Canterbury, Connecticut, February 22, 1698, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Hildreth. He married (third) Mrs. Margaret fish, widow of John w Fish. Child by first marriage: 1. Jane; by second marriage: 2. Persis. 3. Samuel. 4. Ephraim.
5. Joseph. 6. Elizabeth. 7. Mary; by third marriage; 8. Abigail. 9. Timothy.
(III) Joseph, son of Sergeant Samuel and his second wife, Persis (Hildreth) Cleveland, was born in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, July 18, 1689, died at Canterbury, Connecticut, march 11, 1766. He was known as Sergeant or Mr. to distinguish him from his cousin, Captain Joseph. He married (first) February 7, 1710-11, Abigail Hyde, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 8, 1688, died in Canterbury, Connecticut, December 16, 1724, daughter of Jonathan and Dorothy (Kidder) Hyde. Married (second) March 31, 1725, Sarah Ainsworth. Children by first marriage: 1. Ephraim. 2. Jonathan. 3. Benjamin. 4. Dorothy. 5. John. 6. Elijah. 7. Persis. By second marriage: 8. Ezra. 9. Samuel.
(IV) Elijah, youngest son of Joseph and Abigail (Hyde) Cleveland, was born at Canterbury, Connecticut, January 5, 1720-21, died at Hillsdale, Columbia County, New York, September 28, 1794. He removed to Columbia County, New York, 1730, owned and cultivated a farm there until his death. He married, 1748, Alice, born in Plainfield, Connecticut, April 19, 1731, died in Hillsdale, New York, June 19, 1799, daughter of Daniel and Hannah (Jewett) Lawrence. Children: 1. Joseph. 2. Lucinda. 3. Asa or Asahel. 4. John. 5. Abigail. 6. Sarah. 7. Waitstill, see forward. 8. Daniel 9. Amy.
(V) Waitstill, son of Elijah and Alice (Lawrence) Cleveland, was born at Hillsdale, Columbia County, New York, October 22, 1764. He was a farmer of Summit, New York, where he died February 17, 1815. He married, January 5, 1792, Martha (Patty) Taber, born 1765, died 1813. Children: 1. Stephen. 2. Amy. 3. Abraham Taber, seed forward. 4. Lemuel. 5. Waitstill (2). 6. Anna. 7. Anna (2). 8. Martha.
(VI) Abraham Taber, son of Waitstill and Martha (Taber) Cleveland, was born January 8, 1797, died in Gregg, Lewis County, New York, July 18, 1862. He was a farmer of Columbia County, later of Lewis County, New York. He married February 10, 1820, Mary, born December 8, 1800, died at Greig, September 2, 1861, daughter of Uriah and Mary (Wiltse) Adams; children, first two born in Columbia County: 1. David Wiltse, born September 15, 1825; died July 27, 1851; unmarried. 2. Lemuel Wilson, July 16, 1830; died June 13, 1863, unmarried. 3. Caroline Ann, June 14, 1834, at Canaan, New York, see forward. 4. Uriah Adams, at Greig, New York, March 7, 1841.
(VII) Caroline Ann, only daughter of Abraham Taber and Mary (Adams) Cleveland, married, in 1852, Ezra Lonas (See Lonas II).
PACKARD. Samuel Packard, immigrant ancestor, came to New England with his wife and one child in the ship "Diligent" of Ipswich, John Martin, master, one hundred and thirty-three souls on board, in 1638. He came from Windham, a small hamlet near Hingham, County Norfolk, England. He settled in Hingham, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, and removed about 1660 to Bridgewater. He held offices there in 1664, and was licensed to keep an ordinary in 1670. His sons, and probably he himself, were soldiers under Captain Benjamin Church in King Philip's War in 1675-76. His will was dated in 1684, showing that he died after that time. Children: 1. Elizabeth. 2, Samuel. 3. Zaccheus, mentioned below. 4. Thomas. 5. John. 6. Nathaniel. 7. Mary. 8. Hannah. 9. Israel. 10. Jael. 11. Deborah. 12. Deliverance.
(II) Zaccheus, son of Samuel Packard, was born in Plymouth colony, and died in Bridgewater, August 3, 1723. He married Sarah, daughter of John Howard, of West Bridgewater. Children, born in Bridgewater: 1. Israel. 2. Sarah. 3. Jonathan. 4. David. 5. Solomon. 6. Deacon James. 7. Zaccheus, mentioned below. 8. John. 9. Captain Abiel.
(III) Zaccheus (2), son of Zaccheus (10 Packard, was born September 4 1693, died in 1775. He married, October 21, 1725,
Mercy, daughter of Isaac Alden, and granddaughter of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, who came in the "Mayflower". Children: 1. Eleazer, mentioned below. 2. Seth. 3. Simeon. 4. Mercy.
(IV) Eleazer, son of Zaccheus (2) Packard, was born in 1727. He married Mercy Richards. He removed to "the westward". Children: 1. Olive. 2. Noah. 3. Eleazer. 4. Richard. 5. Abisha, mentioned below.
(V) Abisha, son of Eleazer Packard, was born in Hardwick, Vermont, April 10, 1761, died July 20, 1836. He settled first in Shelburne, Vermont, later going to Charlotte, New York, where he died. He was a farmer all his life. He married (first) Esther Fuller, born May 14, 1767, died December 30, 1790. He married (second) December 29, 1793, Rebecca Preston, born August 27, 1774, died April 8, 1847. Children of first wife: 1. Jonas F., born at Shelburne, Vermont, September 10, 1786, died November 8, 1859. 2. Maria, April 1, 1788, died September 12, 1837. 3. Abisha, June 28, 1789, died August 4, 1837. Children of second wife; 4. John A., November 1, 1794, mentioned below. 5. Truman T., May 23, 1797, died March 10, 1880. 6. Esther. October 25, 1790, died August 20, 1868. 7. Daniel, May 5, 1802, died April 1, 1835. 8. George, November 13, 1804, died September 17, 1824. 9. Hiram, February 1, 1807, died August 30, 1847. 10. Althea P., January 20, 1809, died February 10, 1893. 11. Charles R., December 18, 1814, died July 28, 1895.
(VI) John A., son of Abisha Packard, was born in Charlotte, Vermont, November 1, 1794, died in Madrid, New York, June 20, 1832. He was educated in the common schools of his native town, and came to Madrid, New York, between 1824 and 1626. He kept a hotel there for a time until it was destroyed by fire shortly before his death. He married, May 20, 1819, Elizabeth, born in Charlotte, Vermont, August 25, 799, died in Madrid, April 30, 1838, daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth (Whalen) Durand. Children: 1. Edson A., born in Charlotte, July 2, 1820, died in Milton, Vermont, October 16, 1891; married Mary Bashford and had Edward A., Edgar D., Eugene Clark, Frank A., and Clarence. 2. Giles C., born at Charlotte, February 26, 1824, died in Syracuse, New York, August 8, 1898; was a merchant in Canton, New York, and later dealt in patent medicines in Syracuse; married Harriet Bingham and had Durand A., Alice, Helen Frances, Gertrude E., Anna B., Catherine. 3. George W., born in Madrid, New York, July 31m 1826m died at Gouverneur, New York, April 8, 1897; was a carriage builder in Canton, and after retirement from business resided in Gouverneur; married, October 18, 1855, Huldah Farwell, and had Harriet, who married H. G. Farmer, of Gouverneur, and had Glenn, Ruth L., and Milton Durand Farmer. 4. Milton Durand, born November 17, 1828, mentioned below. 5. Hiram Hobart, born in Madrid, December 19, 1830, died at Elmira, New York, January 7, 1888; was a merchant in Decorah, Iowa; returned to Elmira, and was in the produce and commission business; married Rusch L. Higgins, and had Harry, Helen R. and Romaine.
(VII) Milton Durand, son of John A. Packard, was born in Madrid, New York, November 17, 1828. He received his education in the common schools and the advanced school at Madrid, and later attended Canton Academy for two years. He worked his own way through the academy course. He was clerk ina store in Madrid, New York, and from 1849 to 1852 worked in a store in Burlington, Vermont. Since then he has resided in Canton, New York. He began as clerk and later formed a partnership with H. P. Cook under the firm name of H. P. Cook & Company, general merchants, and continued thus for three years. In 1857 his brother, Giles C. Packard bought out Mr. Cook and the firm became G. C. & M. D. Packard. Subsequently the firm was dissolved, and the dry
goods business was continued by M. D. Packard to the time of his retirement from same. His place of business was destroyed by fire in 1870, and he then purchased the real estate business which had been owned by Mr. Cook, and rebuilt in the same location; he disposed of the business in 1889. In 1887 he became a special partner in the wholesale clothing house of Woodhull, Goodale & Bull, of Syracuse, and has continued in this relation to the present time. He was elected to the office of supervisor of the town in 1862 and held the office by successive re-elections for five years. During the Civil War he was active in raising recruits for the Army, and gave freely of his time and money to support the government. In 1867 he was appointed by the board of supervisors of the county chairman of the commission to build the county poor house, with S. G. Pope, of Ogdensburg as general mechanic, T. S. Clarkson, treasurer, of Potsdam, and Mr. Packard as general chairman of the commission. In 1871 he was again supervisor and continued in that office for another period of five years. In 1876 he was elected county treasurer and held that office for nine years. At the organization of the fire department in Canton, he was appointed assistant chief and for seven years performed the duties of chief of the department. He resigned to assume the duties of county treasurer, to which he had previously been elected. He was one of the founders of the State Bank and was elected vice-president, and since the bank received its national bank charter he has been director and vice-president. He was one of the commissioners with Judge Parker and James G. Averell to adjudge damages for land taken by the railroad company. He was at one time elected chairman of the board of supervisors, but declined to serve. He has been administrator or executor of fifteen important estates, and filled other positions of trust and responsibility. After freeing himself somewhat from the cares of business, he traveled extensively through the west as far as the coast; in 1896 he made a trip abroad and spent many months in the old world. He has been trustee of the Presbyterian Church at Canton for many years, and was actively identified with and a member of the building committee that had the work of erection of the same. He is a member of St. Lawrence Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of Canton. Mr. Packard is unmarried.
FULLER. It is safe to assume that the original; bearer of this surname derived it from his occupation, that of fulling cloth. The first of the name in New England were Edward and Dr. Samuel Fuller, who came to Plymouth with the Pilgrims in 1620 and signed the famous compact in the cabin of the "Mayflower." They were followed by two other immigrants--Lieutenant Thomas, who was residing at Woburn, Massachusetts, in 1640, and John Fuller, who cam the "Abigail" with John Winthrop, Jr., in 1635, and settled in that part of Cambridge, Massachusetts, which was afterward set off as the town of Newton. Captain Josiah Fuller, about to be mentioned, was of a Connecticut family, but a diligent research of the records for the purpose of discovering his parents and line of descent proved fruitless.
(I) Captain Josiah Filler, a native of Connecticut, born in 1761, followed the sea when a young man and became a shipmaster. Abandoning the sea he went from his native state of Vermont, residing for a time in Middlebury, and in 1795 purchased land in that town extending from Pleasant Street to the creek, upon which he built a tannery. In the succeeding year he purchased more land in the same locality, and in 1894 erected another and presumably a more pretentious abode. This residence was subsequently remodeled and occupied by Rev. Benjamin Larrabee, D.D., president of Middlebury College. In 1805 Mr. Fuller removed to Potsdam, new York, where he spent the re-
mainder of his life. After settling there he carried on a tannery and also engaged in the hotel business, establishing one of the first hostelries in that town. He owned twelve acres of land lying on the island, which he probably used for agricultural purposes. His death occurred in Potsdam, December 4, 1835, at the age of seventy-four years. Information at hand states that he has twice married, and that the Christian name of his first wife was Deliverance, but fails to gibe the maiden surname of either. Children of first union were: 1. Josiah. 2. Millie. 3. Mrs. Philander Sawin. 4. Mrs. ---------- Giffin. 5. Mrs. Lyman Simmons. 6. Mrs. ---------- Freeman. Those of second marriage were: 7. Dorcas. 8. Loudophicus W. 9. Henry.
(II) Loudophicus W., second son of Captain Josiah Fuller, was born in Middlebury, Vermont, May 8, 1806, died in Potsdam, New York, December 13, 1868. He accompanied his parents to Potsdam when an infant, and was educated in the district school of that town. When a young man he engaged in tilling the soil, became the owner of a large farm and carried on general arming upon an extensive scale. He married Maria Stoughton, who was born in Chateaugay, New York, died in Potsdam, February 22, 1842, aged thirty-eight years. She became the mother of six children: 1. Marshall L., who became a planter in Louisiana. 2. Samuel S., see forward. 3. Eliza A., became the wife of John Grant and resided in Potsdam. 4. Josiah, who is no longer living. 5. Henry, who served in the Civil War with Company C, Ninety-second Regiment, New York Volunteers, and was killed in battle. 6. Loudophicus, who served in the Forty-ninth Regiment, New York Volunteers, during the Rebellion, and is now residing in Oklahoma.
(III) Samuel Stoughton, second son of Loudophicus W. and Maria (Stoughton) Fuller, was born in Potsdam, May 21, 1834. After concluding his attendance at St. Lawrence Academy, he engaged in farming at the homestead, first with his father, and later upon his own account. He eventually acquired possession of three hundred acres of excellent tillage land, which he cultivated successfully for many years, giving special attention to dairy products and keeping an average of forty cows. In 1889 he relinquished his activities, and, moving into town, has ever since resided with his son, George W. Fuller. In politics he is a Republican and formerly served as tax collector. In his religious belief he is a Presbyterian. January 2, 1860, he married Marinda Lucretia Church, born in Massena, New York, August 2, 1837, died in 1901. She was a daughter of Harvey and Lucretia (Day) Church, and a granddaughter of Marinda Day, of Holyoke, Massachusetts. (See Day VIII). Of this union there are two sons: 1. Frank J., and 2. George W.
(IV) Frank John, M. D., eldest son of Samuel S. and Marinda L. (Church) Fuller, was born in Potsdam, January 10, 1855. His early studies in the district schools were augmented with the regular course at the State Normal School in Potsdam, and after graduating from that institution he devoted the succeeding three years to educational pursuits, teaching school at Saranac Lake, Somers (West Chester County) and Lake Placid. His professional studies were completed in the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania, from which he was graduated in 1895, and commencing his professional labors the same year in his native town, he has ever since practiced there with gratifying success. At the present time Dr. Fuller holds the responsible position of health officer of the town of Potsdam, and he also acts as medical examiner for the Knights of Columbus, Masonic Life of Buffalo, Phoenix Mutual of Hartford, Connecticut, Aetna Life, New York Life, Commercial Travellers' Mutual Accident of Utica, Maccabees, Foresters, Modern Woodmen and Eagles. In politics he is a Republican. Although his professional duties absorb the major portion of his time, his usefulness is not confined exclusively to the
healing art, and his numerous society affiliations--professional, social, fraternal, religious, etc., fully attest his widely extended popularity. In addition to the St. Lawrence County Medical Society he is a member of Raquette River Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and St. Lawrence Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, Order of the Eastern Star; Excelsior Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; the Independent Order of Foresters; the Maccabees; the Modern Woodmen of America, the Eagles, and the Presbyterian Church.
June 12, 1900 Dr. Fuller married Lucille Orne, of Marblehead, Massachusetts, daughter of William Hawkes and Lucille Harriet (Young) Orne. Dr. and Mrs. Fuller have two children: 1. Margaret, born June 3, 1904. 2. Frank John, Jr., November 16, 1905.
(IV) George Washington, youngest son of Samuel S. and Marinda L. (Church) Fuller, was born in Potsdam, February 28, 1868. He was graduated from the State Normal School, Potsdam, in 1889, was afterwards a student in the law department of the University of Michigan, receiving the degree of LL.B., in 1894, and that of LL.M. the following year. he became a member of the Michigan bar in 1894 and was admitted to the bar of his native state in 1896, in which latter year he entered into partnership with Norman N. Claflin and began the practice of his profession in Norwood, New York, under the form name of Claflin & Fuller. In 1898 he returned to Potsdam and the following year became associated with Frank L. Cobley, under the firm name of Fuller & Cobley. In 1900 Messrs. Fuller and Cobley joined forces with Judge Theodore Swift, establishing the law firm of Swift, Fuller & Cobley, which was afterward changed to Swift & Fuller, owing to the withdrawal of Mr. Cobley. The latter partnership was dissolved in 1907, and since that time Mr. Fuller has practiced alone. In politics he is a Republican and in 1908 was elected county judge for a term of three years. Aside from his legal and judicial duties, Judge fuller is actively interested in a real estate enterprise known as the Rockville, Long Island, House and Home Company, of which he is a director and also secretary. From 1905 to 1908 he was first vice-president of the Raquette Valley Agricultural and Horticultural Society. He is prominent in the Masonic Order, being a member of Raquette River (Blue) Lodge, St. Lawrence Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, Potsdam Commandery, Knights Templar, and the Lodge of Perfection at Norwood. He is also a member of the Kappa sigma (College) fraternity, and the Presbyterian Church.
Judge Fuller married, August 20, 1902, Helen Cartwright, born in Pierpont, New York, daughter of Samuel and Joanna (O'Brien) Cartwright. Her father is a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, and her mother was born in Ireland. Judge and Mrs. fuller have two children; 1. Elizabeth Lois, born December 16, 1903. 2. Adelaide Marinda, May 16, 1907.
(The Day Line).
Tradition asserts that the family of Day is of Welsh descent, that it was originally spelled Dee and that its known ancestor was Richard Dee, who was probably living during the first half of the fourteenth century. A small water course in Wales has for ages been known as the river Dee, which signifies dark or dingy, and doubtless it was first applied as a surname to some person of persons residing upon its banks. From 1634 to 1645 eight Englishmen of this name arrived in the Massachusetts Bay colony, and among them was Stephen Day, who was the first to introduce the art of printing in New England. The earliest of these immigrants was Robert Day, and the family about to be considered is descended from him. (I) Robert Day, aged thirty, accompanied by his wife Mary, aged twenty-eight years, arrived at Boston from Ipswich, England, in 1634, settling first in Newtown
(now Cambridge), Massachusetts, where he was made a freeman May 6, 1635. He subsequently became one of the first settlers in Hartford, Connecticut, probably going there with the Rev. Thomas Hooker, and he died in that town in 1648. It is quite probable that his first wife died shortly after her arrival in New England. He married (second) Editha Stebbins, a sister of Deacon Edward Stebbins (or Stebbings) of Hartford. In October, 1648, she married (second) Deacon John Maynard, of Hartford, who died without issue shortly afterward, leaving his property to his wife's children, "provided they carried themselves well towards their mother." In 1658, she married (third) Elizur Holyoke, grandfather of President Holyoke of Harvard College, and removed to Springfield, Massachusetts. She died in Springfield, October 24, 1688, surviving her last husband, who died February 6, 1876. The children of Robert Day, all of his second union, were: 1. Thomas, ancestor of the Springfield branch. 2. John, ancestor of the Hartford branch. 3. Sarah, married (first) September, 1658, Nathaniel Gunn, of Hartford; (second) Samuel Kellogg, of Hatfield, November 24, 1644; she was slain with her son Joseph by the Indians, September 19, 1677/. 4. Mary, married (first) Samuel Ely, of Springfield; (second) Thomas Stebbins; (third) Deacon John Coleman, of Hatfield; she died at Hatfield in 1725, quite aged.
(II) Thomas, eldest child of Robert and Editha (Stebbins) Day, was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and settled in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he died December 27, 1711. He married Sarah Cooper, who died November 21, 1726. She was a daughter of Lieutenant Thomas Cooper, who was killed by the Indians in their attack upon Springfield in 1659. Thomas and Sarah (Cooper) Day had ten children: 1. Thomas, born March 23, 1662. 2. Sarah, June 14, 1664; married John Burt,. 3. Mary, December 15, 1666; married John Merrick. 4. John, February 20, 1669; died August 6, 1670. 5. Samuel, May 20, 1671. 6. John, see forward. 7. Ebenezer, February 18, 1676, died June 12, 1676. 8. Ebenezer,, September 4, 1677. 9. Jonathan, August 8, 1680. 10, Abigail, married (first) Samuel Warriner; (second) Thomas Miller.
(III) John, fourth son and sixth child of Thomas and Sarah (Cooper) Day, was born in Springfield, September 20, 1673, died November 20, 1752. He resided in West Springfield, March 10, 1697, he married Mary Smith, of Hadley, Massachusetts, who died February 28, 1742, and on August 27 of the following year he married (second) Hannah Kent, of Hadley. He was the father of ten children, all of his first union: 1. John, born July 5, 1698. 2. Hezekiah, October 15, 1700. 3. Joseph, June 24, 1703. 4. Mary, January 30, 1706; married Benjamin Stebbins, of Belchertown. 5. Sarah, May 14, 1708; married Aaron Ashley, of Sheffield. 6. Benjamin, October 27, 1710. 7. Rebecca, May 12, 1713; married Benjamin Stebbins, of Northampton. 8. William, October, 1715. 9. Elizabeth, January 19, 1718, married ------------ Hall, of Wallingford, Connecticut. 10. Thankful, January 19, 1721; married Eldad Taylor, of Westfield, Massachusetts.
(IV) John (2), eldest child of John (10 and Mary (Smith) Day, was born in West Springfield, July 5, 1698, died March 30, 1751. He resided in Ireland Parish (West Springfield). January 21, 1724, he married Abigail Bugg. Children: 1. Abigail, born September 2, 1724; married Ebenezer Jones. 2. Mary, August 7, 1726; married Joseph Ely. 3. John, April 23, 1728. 4. Joel, April 6, 1730. 5. David, January 24, 1732. 6. Jael. 7. Eunice, March 4, 1734; married Benjamin Eastman. 8. Sarah, March 25, 1736, died April 15, 1813. 9. Mercy, May 26, 1738; married William Kendall.
(V) Joel, second son and fourth child of John (2) and Abigail (Bagg) Day, was born in Ireland Parish, April 6, 1720, died February 14, 1803. May 17, 1751, he mar-
ried Eunice Day, born in 1733, daughter of Joseph Day, granddaughter of John, great-granddaughter of Thomas, and great-great-granddaughter of Robert, the immigrant. She died December 29, 1815. Their children were: 1. Joel, born 1751. 2. Tryphena, February 14, 1753; married Oliver Bagg. 3. Jedediah, March 7, 1755. 4. Zervia, March 19, 1757, died young. 5. Edward, January 6, 1759, died at Troy, October 25, 1777, while serving in the Revolutionary Army, aged twenty years; the pension papers are now in possession of the family. 6. Eli, April 12, 1761. 7. Zervia, January 19, 1763, died young. 8. Robert, 1764, died August 27, 1777. 9. James. 10. Alexander, October 3, 1769. 11, Eunice, married Abraham Ives. 12. Lucy, married Jube Ely.
(VI) Joel (2), eldest child of Joel (1) and Eunice (Day) Day< was born in Ireland Parish (West Springfield), 1751, died March 13, 1830. August 19, 1782, he married Lucretia Day, who died February 1, 1802, aged forty-two years. she was a daughter of William Day, and a descendent of Robert Day through Thomas, John and Captain William Day. February 10, 1803, Joel Day married (second) Eunice Bdortha. The children of first wife were: 1. Chester. 2. Sophia, born May 25, 1784. 3. Edward, March 1, 1786. 4. Lucretia, September 5, 1787, married Rufus Colton. 5. Joel, September 10, 1789. 6. Eunice, September 25, 1791. 7. Amelia, 1792, died July 1, 1793. 8. Laura, August 8, 1794; married Daniel Merrick. 9. Harriet, February 21, 1799; married Lucius Ely. Those of his second marriage were: 10. Lucy, December 30, 1803; married Russell Ely, Jr. 11, Newton, March 4, 1806.
(VIII) Chester, eldest child of Joel (2) and Lucretia (Day) Day, was born December 8, 1782; was accidentally drowned November 18, 1824. He resided in Louisville, New York, February 12, 1812. He married Marinda Day, daughter of Asa and Esther (Chapin) Day, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, and Massena, New York. David Day (5), John (4), Thomas (20 and Robert (1). Chester and Miranda Day has children: 1. Lucretia, born August 24, 1814. 2. Francis, May 28, 1817. 3. Asa, February 24, 1820.
(VIII) Lucretia, eldest child of Chester and Marinda (Day) Day, was married April 5, 1835, to Harvey Church, and their daughter, Marinda Lucretia Church, born in Massena, New York, August 2, 1837; died in 1901; married Samuel Stoughton Fuller, of Potsdam, New York. (See Fuller III).
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