Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
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William Richard Cutter, A. M.
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Timmerman. The surname Timmerman is identical with Zimmerman, as it was formerly spelled. The change is explained

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by the inability of the Dutch tongue to pronounce "Z" sounding it like "T" and in spelling the name in this country the sounds was followed. Before the Revolution the spelling Timmerman was adopted by this family. The progenitors were Zimmermans from Nassau, Germany, whence they came in the year 1700 to New York. In 1720 the family settled in the Mohawk Valley. In 1790 the census shows five of the family at Palatine town in the Mohawk Valley. Henry, mentioned below, William had ten in his family, Jacob six, George thirteen, and Lawrence seventeen. Johonos Zimmerman served in the Revolutionary War until 1781, when he was killed and scalped ina skirmish with the Indians near St. Johnsville, Montgomery County, New York; his grandson, Jacob Zimmerman, lives at Plano, Illinois.

(I) Henry Timmerman, born about 1740, grandson of the first settler, was at palatine town in 1790, with three males over sixteen, four under that age and eight females in his family. He was a soldier in the Revolution and was wounded at the battle of Oriskany, between the towns of Utica and Rome, New York, was taken on a canal boat on the Mohawk River to Herkimer and died afterwards from his wounds. He married

----------------- Bellinger, of one of the early Palatine families of the Mohawk Valley. Children: 1. Jacob. 2. Henry. 3. Adam. 4. John. 5. Peter. 6. Frederick, mentioned below. 7. Catherine. 8. Elizabeth. 9. Delia and five other daughters, fourteen in all, as indicated by the census and reported by descendants. Catherine married a Schuyler; Elizabeth a Snell, Delia a Getman; three daughters married Klocks, another a Snell and another a Vedder.

(II) Frederick, son of Henry Timmerman, was born in Palatine town or vicinity, 1783, died February 28, 1860. He settled in Manheim, Herkimer County, New York, and in 834 moved to Jefferson County in that state. He married Mary, daughter of George Klock. She was born June 1, 1788, died February 4, 1872. Children: 1. Catherine, born February 1, 1807, died January 17, 1900; married Abram Garlock; children: Charlie, Horace, Julia and Mary Ann Garlock. 2. Delia, married Benjamin Snell. 3. Henry, born March 8, 1811; mentioned below. 4. George F., March 31, 1913; died December 30, 1902; married Rosina Walrath; children: Byron, Deloss, Clarinda, Mary, Eber, Martha Alice, Fayette, George Hemperly and Fred. 5. Mary, October 3, 1815; died September 20, 1862; married (first) --------- Hose; (second) Solomon Baum; children by first husband: Horace, Lon and Daniel Hose. 6. Daniel, May 17, 1817; died September 4, 1891; married --------- Schuyler and removed to Michigan; had children. 7. Frederick, May 23, 1818; died January 29, 1898; married and had three sons; lived in Oneida County New York. 8. Elizabeth, March 10, 1820; died December 18, 1902; married Ephraim Baum; children: Eben, Justin and Esther Baum. 9. Reuben, July 30, 1823; died November 9, 1908; married Julia Loucks; children: Jason, Mary, Ella, Lester and Delia. 10. Nancy, November 26, 1824; married Daniel Gray; children: Mary, Milton, Truman, Justin and Hamilton Gray. 11. Joram, mentioned below.

(III) Henry (2), son of Frederick Timmerman, was born March 8, 1811; died January 29, 1898. He married Elizabeth Miller. They had ten children, two of whom died in infancy and five others of scarlet fever in early childhood. The other children were: 1. George H., born March 3, 1843, died March 3, 1876; married Lucina M. Payne; children: i. Hattie I., born October 2, 1868, died February 12, 1906; married August 8, 1888, Derrick Boh and had Margaret Boh, born May 6, 1889, married September 24, 1907, George Kenote (child, Eulita Kenote, born September, 1909); ii. Carrie E., born July 5, 1870; married, September 22, 1886, Justin Gray and has adopted two children, June E Gray, born September 24, 1889, and Charles I. Gray, born December 17, 1894. Lucina, wife of

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George H., died May 12, 1872, aged twenty-eight years, and he married (second) Almeda Chester; iii. Henry F., March 25, 1875; married, September 13, 1898, Frances Markham; George H. died March 3, 1876; Henry F. is with the Adirondack & St. Lawrence Railroad Company. 2. Grandson C., born September 3, 1846; married, November 28, 1869, Maria Hilliker; child, Ruth E. M., born May 12, 1890. 3. Cornelius, born March 7, 1850; died May 4, 1872; married Lana Dodge; had no children.

(III) Joram, son of Frederick Timmerman, was born at Manheim, New York, January 20, 1829, died January 19, 1886. In February, 1834, he went with his parents to Jefferson County, New York, and was educated there in the common schools. He followed farming all his active life. In 1853 he came to Potsdam, where he lived the remainder of his days. During the first decade of his life in Potsdam he rented various farms from time to time, working them on shares after the old custom. In 1863 he bought a place four miles northwest of Potsdam village, containing two hundred and eighty acres of land. Burdened with debt at first, he soon prospered, paid off his mortgage and improved the farm greatly and became well-to-do. He was a useful citizen, capable, energetic and enterprising in business. He was a Republican in politics and a Universalist in religion. He married, October 2, 1851, Harriet, born 1829, died November 12, 1867, daughter of George and Mary Loucks. Her paternal grandfather was a soldier in the Revolution. Her family lived at Orleans, Jefferson County, New York. He married (second) February 18, 1889, Cornelia, daughter of Samuel and Olive McCrea, of Lisbon. Children, born in Potsdam: 1. Herman DeWitt, born September 12, 1852; real estate broker in Brooklyn, New York; married Electa Pray; children: Ralph and Floyd. 2. Frank Elmer, mentioned below.

(IV) Frank Elmer, son of Joram Timmerman, was born in Potsdam, July 1, 1861, and was educated there in the public schools and at the State Normal School. When a youth and young man, he worked on his father's farm. From 1887 to 1890 he followed farming on his own account and since then has been engaged in the laundry business at Ogdensburg, New York, and at Potsdam. He was at Ogdensburg for two years, and since then has been located at Potsdam. He has been proprietor of the Globe Steam Laundry, which he established since 1892, and is a director of the Loan Association of Potsdam and of the Potsdam Clothing Manufacturing Company. In politics he is Independent. He was a trustee of the incorporated village of Potsdam for six years and is now president. He is a member of Excelsior Lodge of Odd Fellows and of the Independent Order of Foresters. In religion he is a Universalist. He married, in 1887, Rhoda Petrie, born February 22, 1868. Children, born at Potsdam: 1. Dwight Earl, born April 22, 1889, student at St. Lawrence University. 2. Ethel Louise, born February 13, 1896.

JUDSON. William Judson, immigrant ancestor, was born in England, in Yorkshire, tradition says, and came to America in 1634 to Concord, Massachusetts, where he lived four years. Then he located at Hartford, Connecticut, and in 1639 settled at Stratford, Connecticut. His will was dated December 21, 1661. His wife Grace died at New Haven. He married (second) Elizabeth Wilmot, widow of Benjamin Wilmot. She died in February, 1682. He died July 29, 1682. Children, born in England: 1. Joseph, 1619, mentioned below. 2. Jeremiah. 3. Joshua.

(II) Lieutenant Joseph, son of William Judson, was born in England, 1619. He was nineteen years old in 1639, when his family settled in Stratford. He married Sarah, probably daughter of John Porter, of Windsor, December 24, 1644; she died March 16, 1696-97, aged seventy years. He died October 8, 1690, aged seventy-one

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years. Children, born in Stratford: 1. Sarah, March 2, 1645-46. 2. John, December 10, 1647. 3. James, April 24, 1650, mentioned below. 4. Grace, February 1, 1651-52. 5. Joseph, March 10, 1654. 6. Hannah, December 13, 1657. 7. Esther, August 20, 1660. 8. Joshua (twin), October 27, 1664. 9. Ruth, (twin), October 27, 1664. 10. Phebe, October 29, 1888. 11. Abigail, September 13, 1669.

(III) Captain James, son of Lieutenant Joseph Judson, was born in Stratford, April 24, 1650, died there February 25, 1720-21. He was a large land owner and farmer; captain of the military company. He married (first) August 18, 1680, Rebecca, born in 1655, died November 3, 1717, daughter of Thomas Wells. He married (second) November 20, 1718, Ann, daughter of James Steele, of Wethersfield, son of Samuel Steele. She died in 1739. Children, born in Stratford: 1. Hannah, May 30, 1682-83. 2. Sarah, February 16, 1683-84. 3. Rebecca, February 25, 1684-85. 4. Joseph, January 10, 1686-87. 5. James, April 1, 1689. 6. Phebe, October 8, 1691. 7. David, mentioned below.

(IV) Captain David, son of Captain James Judson, was born August 7, 1693, in Stratford. He married there, October 29, 1713, Phebe, daughter of Ephraim Stiles. He died and was buried in New Haven, Connecticut. Children, born in Stratford: 1. David, September 26, 1715. 2. Phebe, February 19, 1717-18. 3. Abel, January 31, 1719-20. 4. Abel, February 13, 1721-22, mentioned below. 5. Agur, March 23, 1724. 6. Ruth, April 26, 1726. 7. Daniel, April 26, 1728. 8. Sarah, October 17, 1730. 9. Abner, June 9, 1733. 10. Betty, February 12, 1736-37.

(V) Abel, son of Captain David Judson, was born February 13, 1721-22. He married May 7, 1744, Sarah Burton. Chidden: 1. John, born 1745. 2. Abel, 1746. 3. Sarah, 1749. 4. Ruth, 1752. 5. Elijah, mentioned below.

(VI) Elijah, son of Abel Judson, was born in 1760 or earlier at Newtown, Connecticut. In 1790 the census shows that his father Abel with a family of thirteen was living there; Elijah had two sons over sixteen, two under that age and three females in his family. Nathaniel and Sarah were also heads of families. He removed to Williston, Vermont. Children, born at Litchfield: 1. Gerhsom. 2. Enoch. 3. Samuel. 4. Eber, mentioned below. 5. Anna. married Timothy Miller.

(VII) Eben, son of Elijah Judson, was born in Connecticut, May 5, 1779; died at Norfolk, New York, June 29, 1814. He also settled at Williston, Vermont, and was living there, according to the census, in 1790. He married Elizabeth Winslow, of Williston, in 1805. He removed to St. Lawrence County, New York, in 1809, and settled at Norfolk, where he was living at the time of his death. He was postmaster of Williston, Vermont. Children: 1. Henry P., mentioned below. 2. Julius, May 23, 1807. 3. Ephraim, September, 1808. 4. Roscius W., August 17, 1811, the first white boy born in Norfolk, New York.

(VIII) Henry P., son of Eben Judson, was born at Williston, Vermont, April 13, 1806, died at Norfolk, New York, May 14, 1855. He came to St. Lawrence County with his parents when a child and was educated in the public schools and at St. Lawrence Academy of Potsdam. He was a general merchant in Norfolk, New York, and was active in business to the time of his death. In politics he was Democrat, and for a number of years was postmaster of Norfolk. In religion he was an Episcopalian. He married, September 29, 1831, Lucy Cleveland, born at Malone, New York, May 23, 1811, died November 24, 1886, daughter of Leonard and Lucy (Cleveland) Conant. Children: 1. Charles H., mentioned below. 2. George C., resides in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

(IX) Charles H., son of Henry P. Judson, was born at Norfolk, New York, July 21, 1840, and was educated in the public school

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schools of his native town and at the Malone Academy, where he received an excellent practical education. He learned the business of pharmacist ina drug store at Malone, and was thoroughly prepared for his profession, from which he was diverted by the stirring scenes of 1861--the attempted dissolution of the Union. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted in Company A, Ninety-eighth New York Regiment, and was in the service nearly a year, but on account of severe illness was not with his regiment during any of the battles in which it took part. After he was discharged from the service he continued in the drug business at Malone. Afterward he located on a farm at Norfolk, and conducted it for many years. Although he has retired from active business, he retains the ownership of his farm and his interest in agriculture. In politics he is a Democrat, and he was postmaster of Norfolk during both terms of President Cleveland. He is a member of What Cheer Lodge, No. 689, Free and Accepted Masons, of Norwood, and at the present time is the oldest member of the lodge. He is a trustee of the Congregational Church Society. He married, July 13, 1870, Ann Jane, daughter of Guy and Ann (Mills) McBrien. They have one son, Charles Winfred, mentioned below.

(X) Charles Winfred, son of Charles H. Judson, was born August 15, 1874, at Norfolk, New York. He attended the public schools of his native town and graduated from the Norwood high school. He entered St. Lawrence University, Canton, and later took the civil engineering course in the International Correspondence School, Scranton, Pennsylvania. He is now practicing his profession. In politics he is a Democrat, in religion a Congregationalist. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of American. He married Rose W., born in England, daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Grant) Crawley. Children: 1. Jane Winifred, born July 1, 1906. 2. Charles Henry (2), October 22, 1907.

(For preceding generations see William Judson I).


(VII) Samuel Judson is believed to be Samuel, son of Elijah Judson (q.v.) The family went from Connecticut to Northern New York. Among them were Enoch and Eben at Williston, Samuel and Lyman Judson located in Ontario, Canada. Among his children was Silas, mentioned below.

(VIII) Silas, son of Samuel Judson, was born at Kitley, Canada, about 1804, died there in 1882. He was educated in the common schools, and learned the trade of cabinetmaker, which he followed during the greater part of his life. He married (first) Ann Brown; (second) Zetta Livingston, born near Athens, Canada, about 1805, died in 1861. Children of first wife: 1. Lyman. 2. Vincent. 3. Wesley. 4. Hannah. 5. Amanda. 6. Sarah. 7. Jane; children of second wife: 8. Malcolm Cameron. 9. Almon. 10. Olive.

(IX) Malcolm Cameron, son of Silas Judson, was born in Kitley, Ontario, Canada, July 11, 1846. He was educated in the Canadian schools in his native town, and learned the trade of blacksmith. He came to the United States in 1866 and worked for seven years in Pennsylvania and Ohio. In 1873 he located at Norfolk, New York, and engaged in business on his own account as a blacksmith. He continued until 1893 when he was appointed a watchman at the State Hospital at Ogdensburg, a position he held for eight years. In politics he is a Republican. He has held the office inspector of elections, constable, deputy sheriff, justice of the peace, and since 1906 had been postmaster, at Norfolk, New York. He is a member of What Cheer Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of Norwood; of St. Lawrence Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of Potsdam; of Ogdensburg Commandery, Knights Templar, and of Media Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., at Watertown, New York. He is also a member of the Tribe of Ben Hur.

He married, February 12, 1873, Sarah, born in Canada, February 7, 1851, daughter of John Watson Woolly. Children: 1. Car-

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rie Ordelia, born July 31, 1876; teacher in the Normal School at Potsdam. 2. Herbert Watson, October 2, 1879, at Norfolk, educated there in the public schools and in the Norwood high school; was employed by the Spotsford Furniture Company of Norfolk, and later in the paper mill at Norfolk as stationary engineer for six years; was assistant postmaster at Norfolk in 1906, and since that time; married Charlotte, daughter of James and Jennie Baker, of Madrid, New York; child: Barbara Jean, born August 11, 1907.

PRAIRIE. The earliest known member of the family of which Dr. Charles Felix Prairie was a representative was his great-great-grandfather, who came from France about 1760 and settled at La Prairie on the St. Lawrence, opposite Montreal, Canada. He was the father of four children: 1. Bartelmy Lafore, see forward. 2. Eusten. 3. Pierre. 4. Joseph.

(II) Bartelmy Lafore, eldest of the above-mentioned children was born at La Prairie, opposite Montreal, Canada, 1770, died in 1855. He was in the employ of the Hudson Bay Company for twenty-five years, and made many excursions to the Canadian Northwest, where he trapped, bought and exchanged furs with the Indians for the Hudson Bay Company. He married (first) Margaret Lange and (second) Louise Chavellez. He was the father of eight children among whom was Amable, see forward.

(III) Amable, eldest child of Bartelmy Lafore Prairie, was born in 1798, at La Prairie opposite Montreal, Canada. He was a farmer and lived and died in his native town. He was a Roman Catholic in religion, and a member of the "Blue" Party. He served in the Papinean Rebellion in 1839. He married, in 1823m, Adelaide Lafore, who bore him twelve children, as follows: 1. Peter. 2. Adelaide. 3. Vetal. 4. Louis. 5. William. 6. David. 7. Camille. 8. Philomena. 9. Oliver. 10. Mary. 11. Alzada. 12. Olive.

(IV) Camille, son of Amable Prairie, was born at La Prairie, opposite Montreal, Canada, May 6, 1836. He came to the United States in 1849, and settled in the southeastern part of Chateaugay, New York, where he cleared land for farming. In addition to the occupation of farmer he was a carpenter and builder, and was held in high respect by his fellow townsman. He is a Roman Catholic in religion, a Democrat in politics, holding town office, and a member of the Grant Army of the Republic at Chateaugay. In 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War, he enlisted in Company a, Ninety-sixth New York Regiment of volunteers; he was mustered out with an honorable discharge in 1864, after which he re-enlisted and served until 1866, when he was again honorably disagreed. He served in the Army of the Potomac, participating in First peninsular campaign under General McClellan, then served in Army of the James. He took part in the battles of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Long Bridge, Jones Ford, Goldsboro, Petersburg, Drury's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Ft. Harrison, Fair Oaks (1864) and in campaign resulting in the fall of Richmond. He was wounded at Ft. Harrison and Fair Oaks. He married, at Chateaugay, New York, June 24, 1867, Ellen Edith Lancto, born at Chateaugay, July 7, 1839, daughter of Edward and Desoigne (Benoit) Lancto. Children: 1. Joseph, born July 17, 1869. 2. Eugene Edward, born September 9, 1871. 3. Charles Felix, see forward.

Etienne Lancto, grandfather of Ellen E. (Lancto) Prairie, was born in France, from whence he emigrated to Canada, settling at the village of St. Pierre on a farm, which he cultivated and improved. He was the father of three children: 1. Peter. 2. La Blanc. 3. Edward, the latter being the father of Ellen E. (Lancto) Prairie. He was born at St. Pierre, near Montreal, Canada, 1709, died in 1862, at Chateaugay, New York. He

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was a farmer, a large land owner, and resided near St. Pierre until the outbreak of the Papinean War in 1838. He was captain in this rebellion, and when it crushed he was forced to leave Canada, his land being confiscated by the British Government. He then located in the town of Chateaugay, New York, where he followed the occupation of farming. He married (first) Marguerite Uligon, who bore him three children: 1. Joseph/ 2. Diana. 3. Edward. Married (second) Desoigne Benoit, who bore him six children: 4. Ebenezer. 5. Matilda. 6. Moses. 7. Edna. 8. Gideon. 9. Ellen Edith. above mentioned as the wife of Camille Prairie. He married (third) Rose Anne Beach, who bore him eight children: 10. Stephen. 11. David. 12. Solomon. 13. Henry. 14. Emma. 15. Mary. 16. William. 17. Nelson.

(V) Dr. Charles Felix, son of Camille Prairie, was born in Chateaugay, Franklin County, New York, November 20, 1884. He graduated from the Chateaugay high school in 1901, and from Syracuse University Medical College in 1906. He located at Brashier Falls, New York, in the fall of 1906, and remained there until January, 1910, in general medical practice, gaining the respect of his fellow practitioners, and the confidence and esteem of his patients. He is a Roman Catholics in religion, and a Democrat in politics, but has never south or held public office. Hr married, Julia M. Burke, born September 10, 1885, at Helena, New York, daughter of John Henry and Mary T. Burke, who were the parents of two other children: John Elmer and Henry James Burke. John Henry Burke is a farmer, prominent in his community, and has held various town offices.

DANIELS. Almost without exception the emigrant ancestors of the family of Daniells, or Daniels, spelled their name without the final "s" on first coming to America, though many of the second generation added this final letter. Some still spell the name without the final "s" to the present day. The name was common in England, and among the earliest of the name to come to America were Robert, living in Watertown, in 1 836; Joseph, in Dedham, in 1649; and William, who was admitted a freeman in Dorchester, in 1648. The family here described may have descended form one of these, although the connection cannot now be traced. The family here described who became prominent in the history of Connecticut, intermarried with some of the first families of that colony.

(I) The name of John Daniels is not found on the records of New London, Connecticut, until 1663. He died there about 1709; the date of his death has been only approximately determined, as he was living in the early part of 1709, and in July, 1710, mentioned is made of Mary, widow of John Daniels. He first signed his name as Daniel, although his name appears on the records later as Daniels. Before his death he divided his land among his four sons. He married, January 19, 1664-65, Mary, daughter of George Chappell; George Chappell came to America from London in the "Christian," in 1635, at the age of twenty years. children of John and Mary (Chappell) Daniels: 1. John. 2. Mary, born October 12, 1667. 3. Thomas, December 30, 1669. 4. Christian, March 7, 1671. 5. Hannah, April 20, 1674. 6. Rachel, February 27, 1676. 7. Sarah. February 10, 1679. 8. Jonathan, October 13, 1682. 9. Clement.

(II) John (2), eldest son of John (1) and Mary (Chappell) Daniels, was born January 19, 1666, at New London, and died January 4, 1756, lacking but fifteen days of reaching the age of ninety years. He married, December 3, 1685, Agnes, daughter of Samuel Beebe. Children: 1. John, born October 22, 1686. 2. Samuel, November 29, 1688. 3. Thomas, January 22, 1689. 4. Jonathan, March 22, 1692. 5. Mary, February 24, 1694. 6. Nathaniel, June 20, 1697/ 7. William, September 7, 1699. 8. Ebenezer, February 15, 1703.

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9. Susanna, April 9, 1705. 10. Hannah, September 15, 1706. 11. James, August 31, 1708.

(III) John (3), eldest son of John (2) and Agnes (Beebe) Daniels, was born October 22, 1686, in New London, Connecticut, and by his wife May had children: 1. Ezekiel. 2. Peter, born December 27, 1710. 3. Lucy, June 28, 1713. 4. Hester, August 4, 1715.

(IV) Ezekiel, eldest son of John (3) and Mary Daniels, was born December 27, 1708, and August 15, 1731, his marriage intentions were published with the name of Elizabeth Crocker; they were married October 7, 1831; children: 1. Elizabeth, born December 23, 1732, died 1733. 2. Rhoda, July 5, 1735, died 1735. 3. Ezekiel, September 5, 1736. 4. Samuel.

(IV) Samuel, youngest son of Ezekiel and Elizabeth Crocker) Daniels, was born December 31, 1737. He married, July 20, 1760, Mary Brown. Children: 1. Samuel. 2. William, born October 12, 1763. 3. Esther, December 5, 1765. 4. Isaac, February 5, 1768. 5. Joseph, March 15, 1770. 6. Benjamin, June 20, 1772. 7. Daniel, July 10, 1774.

(VI) Samuel (2), eldest son of Samuel (2) and Mary (Brown) Daniels, was born April 2, 1762, died February 20, 1842, at Waddington, St. Lawrence County, New York. He was one of the patriots of the Revolution, and enlisted from Lyme, Connecticut, in 1778, and again in 1780, the first time serving in Colonel parson's regiment, under Captain Avery, and the latter time under Colonels Starr and Swift. In 1803 Mr. Daniels removed to Madrid, St. Lawrence County, New York, where he became a successful farmer and owned a large tract of land.

On October 10, 1784, He married Lydia Shipman, born in Lyme, Connecticut, July 13, 1763, died July 20, 1861. Children: 1. Mary, born September 12, 1785. 2. Sally, April 4, 1787. 3. Samuel, May 13, 1789. 4. Lydia, October 29, 1791. 5. Michael Shipman, May 12, 1794. 5. Franklin, May 24, 1796. 6. Phineas F., March 2, 1799. 7. Hannah, April 3, 1801. 8. Anna, September 29, 1803. 10. Emily, February 3, 1806.

(VII) Michael Shipman, second son of Samuel (2) and Lydia (Shipman) Daniels, was born May 12, 1794, in Litchfield, Connecticut, died in 1863, in Ogdensburg, New York. He came to St. Lawrence County in 1803 with his parents, and received his education in the public schools of Madrid, but was largely self-educated. Although he had not yet attained his majority by several years, he enlisted in Captain Polly's company, and served on the frontier during the War of 1812. At the close of the war he located in Ogdensburg, new York, and embarked in mercantile business in company with a Mr. Wright; he also dealt largely in lumber, sending large rafts to Quebec. He was a prosperous business man and remained actively in business until 1850, when he retired and continued to live in Ogdensburg. Mr. Daniels was a Whig and later a Republican, he served as a member of the board of trustees of the village of Ogdensburg, and was an influential citizen. November 6, 1827, Mr. Daniels married Fannie, born March 29, 1806, in Fairfield Vermont, where she lived until her marriage, she died in December, 1888; she was daughter of Augustine Stephens,. Children: 1. Mary, born September 8, 1828. 2. Sarah, August 29, 1829. 3. Elizabeth, March 7, 1832. 4. Elizabeth, October 3, 1835. 5. & 6. Marcia and Lucia, twins, January 3, 1839. 7. William Henry. all were born in Ogdensburg.

(VIII) Major William Henry, only son of Michael Shipman and Fanny (Stephens) Daniels, was born November 3, 1840, in Ogdensburg, New York, and received his education in the public schools of his native town. In April, 1861, he enlisted for service in the Civil War; he was among the first to enlist in the first company recruited in Ogdensburg, and which was the first to leave northern New York; it was mustered into service as Company A, Sixteenth New York Volunteers. William H., Daniels became corporal, and in March, 1862, was

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promoted to the rank of quarter-master-sergeant of the regiment; in July of the same year he became captain and assistant quartermaster of the United States Volunteers. In 1864 he was promoted to the rank of major and quartermaster of United States Volunteers. Major Daniels served in the Army of the Potomac throughout his service, was at various times on the staffs of Generals Bartlett, Slocum, Upton, Seymour, Ricketts, and Wright. Major Daniels was with the Sixth Army corps under Sheridan in the Shenandoah campaign, and at one time had charge of the entire supply train of General Sheridan. In May, 1865, he was offered the post of lieutenant-colonel and quartermaster, with the opportunity of going to Texas with Sheridan, but declined. He was given waiting orders and returned home, but was afterwards ordered to Fort McPherson, Nebraska; as this was before the building of the railroad to this place, he was obliged to make the journey of six hundred miles on the overland stage route. He was there offered a commission in the regular Army, but declined. In august, 1866, Major Daniels resigned his commission and returned home from Nebraska, having seen more than five years of service, during which time he had been associated with many leading generals and other officers of the Union Army.

Major Daniels engaged in the grocery business in Ogdensburg, but soon after purchased the Ogdensburg Bakery, and engaged in wholesale trade. He continued this business until 1902. Since his retirement from this business Major Daniel's has purchased the two hundred and seventy-acres farm on the edge of Ogdensburg, known as Woodford Farm, and here carried on farming in an extensive scale. In politics he is a Republican, and h as served in many offices. From 1880 until 1888 he served as collector of customs, an office which he now holds, having been re-appointed in 1903. For a number of years he was president of the Oswegatchie Agricultural Society, and was for two years president of the Ogdensburg Club. He served as a member of the board of water commissioners, and for fifteen years was chairman of the Republican County committee. For twenty years he served on town hall, and is at present president of this board. He was a member of the board of managers of the St. Lawrence State Hospital for the Insane, and for several years he served as chairman. Major Daniels is an attendant of the Presbyterian Church, and since 1880 has served on the board of trustees, and for several years has held the office of treasurer. He belongs to Ransom post, No. 354, Grand Army of the Republic, has served as department commander of the Grand Army of the Republic of the State of New York, and is held in high regard in the order. He is a member of the local grange. Major Daniels has always been a most enterprising and public-spirited citizen of Ogdensburg, and has the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens, who have delighted to honor him in the way of public office. He has keen business instincts, and those qualities of mind and manner that recommend him to the respect of all with whom he comes in contact.

Major Daniel's married, February 16, 1864, while serving in the Army of the Potomac, Annie E., daughter of Hiram and Mary Harlow (Olmstead) Chatterton, who through her mother, Mary Harlow Olmstead, traces her ancestry back to two signers of the Mayflower Compact, Richard Warren and Isaac Allerton. Major Daniels and his wife became the parents of three children--Two daughters, who died in childhood, and one son, George Greeley. George G. Daniels was born September 16, 1872, in Ogdensburg, and married, December 6, 1899, Fannie, daughter of Sidney and Helen (Sherman) Brown, born July 7, 1874. They have two children: William Henry Harrison Daniels, born October 24, 1900, in Ogdensburg, and Helen S., born December 6, 1908.


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