Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
Pages 329-336

William Richard Cutter, A. M.
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Online Edition by Holice, Deb & Pam


NOBLE. The surname Noble is of great antiquity in England. It first appears in 1199 in the reign of Richard I, and the name has been common since. It is also found in Scotland, and several noted merchants of the name lived in Edinburgh. Families in England, Scotland and Ireland bore arms. The principal seats of the family were in Cornwall, Belson and Bishop's Tentor, county Devon, and Marming, near Maidstone, county Kent. This family bore these arms: Or two lions passant guard, in pale azure between as many flaunches of the last; over all a fesse gules charged with three bezanta. Crest: A lion passant azure.

(I) Thomas Noble, immigrant, was born as early as 1632, died in Westfield, Massachusetts, January 20, 1704, aged at least seventy-two years. He was an early settler of Springfield, coming from Boston, where he was an inhabitant January 6, 1663. He had an account at the store of John Pyncheon in Springfield, and this account book shows that he visited England soon after removing from Boston. In 1664 he with others was given leave to set up a sawmill on "a brook below Ensigne Cooper's farme over Akawam River". He was an appraiser of the town. He had lands granted him in Westfield in July, 1666, on condition of settlement, and the grant was renewed January 9, 1668. He settled there as early as January 21, 1669, and was on a committee to decide the boundary lines. His homestead was about two and a half miles from the present centre of he town. He served as constable and took the oath of allegiance, January 23, 1678. He joined the Westfield church, February 20, 1681, and was admitted a freemen, October 12, 1681. His home was exposed to Indian attacks during King Philip's War. Rev. Dr. Davis says: "One night during family prayers, Gray Lock (an old Indian) stepped up and pulled the string and let the door swing open and as soon as all was quiet he would pull the string again. Mr. Noble was persuaded by his friends to move into town. Gray Lock said he had several opportunities of killing most of his children at a shot, but did not want scalps as much as captives." On March 2, 1696, Thomas Noble was chosen county surveyor. He was a tailor by trade. His will was dated May 11, 1697, proved September 5, 1704. He married, November 1, 1660, Hannah, born in Springfield, August 17, 1643, only daughter of William and Joanna (Scant) Warriner. She joined the Westfield Church, November 11, 1680. She married (second) January 24, 1705, Deacon Medad Pomeroy, of Northampton. Children: 1. John, born March 6, 1662; married (first) J. Sacket; (second) M. Goodman. 2. Hannah, February 24, 1664; married (first) J. Goodman; (second) N. Edwards; (third) S. Partridge. 3. Thomas, January 14, 1666; married Elizabeth Dewey. 4. Matthew, married Hannah Dewey. 5. Mark, married Mary Marshall. 6. Elizabeth, February 9, 1673; married (first) E. Church; (second) S. Loomis. 7. Luke, July 15, 1675. 8. James, October 1, 1677, mentioned below. 9. Mary, June 29, 1680; married Ephraim Colton. 10. Rebecca, January 4, 1683; married Samuel Loomis.

(II) James, son of Thomas Noble, was born October 1, 1677, in Westfield, Massachusetts, died there April 22, 1712. Hr H

e vbm,,mvkleopewfpweujkrvnHe "put himself under the watch of Westfield Church, February 25, 1701." He married (first) about 1698, Ruth --------------, who died august 24, 1702. He married (second) February 24, 1704, Catherine, born August 7, 1679, daughter of John and Hannah (Drake) Higley, of Windsor and Simsbury, Connecticut. She was a sister of Hannah Higley, mother of the first Jonathan Trumbull, of Connecticut. She is supposed to

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have been the first woman teacher in Westfield. The town, on May 3, 1725, voted "to give the widow Catherine Noble 25 shillings a month for keeping school, so long as the town sees cause to improve her in that service, and if she sees cause to attend it." She afterwards removed to Hebron, Connecticut, and was living there February 28, 1740, with her son, David. She joined the church there November 23, 1740. She died either in Hebron or Pittsfield. James Noble left an estate valued at tow hundred and sixty-four pounds, ten shillings and four pence. Children of first wife, born in Westfield: 1. James, March 29, 1699, died January 1, 1700. 2. Daniel, November 25, 1700. Children of second wife, born in Westfield: 3. Lydia, December 7, 1704. 4. James, January 12, 1707. 5. David, mentioned below.

(III) David, son of James Noble, was born November 25, 1700, in Westfield, died there July 2, 1779. He was a shoemaker by trade. He joined the Westfield church, November 26, 1732. He married (first) June 15, 1731, Rebecca, born June 29, 1701, died January 16, 1760, daughter of Joseph Stebbins, of Springfield, Massachusetts. He married (second) June 4, 1761, Rebecca, born May 22, 1712, in Haley, died in 1802, daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (Smith) Crow. Children of first wife: 1. Ruth, March 6, 1732. 2. Daniel, March 5, 1734. 3. Ezekiel, November 15, 1736. 4. Mary, August 19, 1738. 5. James, mentioned below.

(IV) Captain James (2), son of David Noble, was born April 28, 1742, in Hebron, Connecticut, died in Orwell, Vermont, February 23, 1817. He served under Captain Wells in an expedition against Crown Point, probably in 1756, when he was still living in Hebron. He was living there in 1762, when the church records show that his son John was baptized there. In 1769 he was in Pittsfield, and on May 14 of that year his daughter, Catherine, was born in the latter place. June 24, 1774, his name appears as a signer of a petition to the selectmen of Pittsfield to convene a own meeting for the purpose of taking action upon a circular letter sent out by the selectmen of Boston and other towns, respecting the invaded liberties of the country. On May 10, 1775, Captain Noble marched to Canada, and continued in the service until December 30, 1775. During this time he was, on July 15, 1775, a captain in the garrison at Ticonderoga. In 1776 he was on the Pittsfield committee of correspondence, inspection and safety. October 17, 1776, he marched to Ticonderoga, under Captain William Francis, and returned November 22, 1776. He was enrolled for Bennington, august 13, 1777, under Lieutenant William Ford, and served until August 20 of the same year. In May, 1777, he went under Captain John Strong to Kinderhook, New York, "after inimical persons" and was dismissed May 11, 1777, after one week's service. In 1779, with Colonel William Williams, he represented Pittsfield in the Massachusetts legislature. In 1785 he removed to Bennington, Vermont, and three years later to Orwell. He married (first) November 29, 1758, Anna, born November 23, 1738, in Westfield, died July 11, 1803, daughter of Abel and Anna (Dwight) Cadwell. He married (second) Mrs. Agnes Smith, of Benson. She died in Orwell. He married (third) Mrs. Eunice Crouch, daughter of John Corey and widow of John Crouch. He married (fourth) Mrs. Priscilla Branch, of Whiting, Vermont. She died in Orwell. Children of first wife: 1. Catherine, born June 1, 1759, died July 21, 1764. 2. James, January 24, 1761. 3. John, October 25, 1762, mentioned below. 4. Oliver, September 29, 1764. 5. Catherine, March 15, 1766, died May 23, 1766. 6. Anna, August 20, 1767. 7. Catharine, May 14, 1769. 8. Electa, March 3, 1771. 9. Russel, April 18, 1773. 10. Dwight, July 23, 1775.

(V) John, son of Captain James (2) Noble, was born October 25, 1762, in Hebron, died probably in Orwell, April 29,

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1842. He was a "waiter" on his father in the Revolution, and subsequently received a pension. He served also in the War of 1812. He married (first) January 16, 1789, Lydia, born December 13, 1770, in Goshen, Connecticut, died January 1, 1807, daughter of Elijah and Silence Wilcox. He married (second) August 31, 1807, Mrs. Abigail Hibbard, daughter of Samuel Merriman. Her first husband was --------------- Francis, her second, whom she married June, 1789, timothy Hibbard, died about 1805. She was living in June, 1852, aged eighty-three. Children of first wife: 1. Aurelia, born July 15, or 18, 1790. 2. Lydia, October 30, 1792. 3. John, April 21, 1794, died December 19, 1796. 4. Lucretia, March 4, 1797. 5. Hiram Jefferson, February 22, 1800, mentioned below. 6. John Dwight, September 1, 1806, died November, 1806. Children of second wife: 7. Harry Hibbard, December 8, 1808. 8. Rollin Cadwell, September 6, 1811.

(VI) Hiram Jefferson, son of John Noble, was born February 22, 1800, in Orwell, died in Franklin, July 23, 1887. He received a common school education, and lived with an uncle, Dr. Levi Wilcox, in Ticonderoga for a time. He came to the town of Franklin, Franklin County, New York about 1851-52, took up land and cleared it. He was one of the first settlers in the section, and was living there before the Hopkinton and Port Kent turnpike was built. In politics he was a Whig and a Republican. He was justice of the peace for many years, and up to the time of his death held various offices. He married, July 21, 1832, Harriet, born April 14, 1810 (genealogy), or 1813, in new Haven, Vermont (genealogy) or in Clintonville, New York, and died June 16, 1844, daughter of Stephen Patterson. Children: 1. Levi Wilcox, May 27, 1833, mentioned below. 2. Lucretia Mariah, March 18, 1835; living in Bloomingdale; widow of Bailey Flanders, who was a soldier in the Civil War. 3. Amanda Mary, married Richard Norman, a farmer in Idaho.

(VII) Levi W., son of Hiram Jefferson Noble, was born in Franklin, Franklin County, New York, May 27, 1833, the first white child born in that town. He had a common school education. During his boyhood he worked on his father's farm. He learned the trade of blacksmith at Bloomingdale, New York, and for fifteen years was engaged in business as a blacksmith in that town. In 1871 he bought a farm of about three hundred acres in the town of Franklin, about a mile from Bloomingdale, and in addition to his farming carried on the blacksmith business ina shop he erected on his farm. He still lives on the farm and devotes his time exclusively to agricultural matters in late years. He built the large and handsome dwelling house on the farm in 1885. In politics he is a Republican. He had been justice of the peace for many years and collector of taxes and assessor for several terms. He is a member of the Methodist Church. He belongs to the St. Lawrence and Franklin granges, Patrons of Husbandry. He married, in 1861, sally M., born in Keene, Essex County, April 20, 1833, died in Franklin, 1903, daughter of Levi and Polly (Kent) Dudley. Children: 1. Fortis Monroe, born November 4, 1864, mentioned below. 2. Carrie Adele, April 9, 1866; married Dr. Church, formerly of Bloomingdale, New York, now of Millbury, Massachusetts; child: Mabel Church. 3. Harriet, May, 1868; married William Gillispie; killed at Bloomingdale in a mill accident; formerly a merchant at Au Sable Forks, and Bloomingdale; children: Easton, Levi and Helen. 4. Freedom E., 1870, died 1898; a druggist with stores at Lake Placid and Bloomingdale; married Fannie Nash, of North Elba, New York.

(VIII) Fortis Monroe, son of Levi W. Noble, was born at Franklin, Franklin County, New York, November 4, 1864. He was educated in the public schools of Bloomingdale, and at the State Normal School at

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Potsdam. He began the study of medicine at the University of Vermont, at Burlington, graduating there in the class of 1890, with the degree of M.D. He began to practice as the physician and surgeon of the Chateaugay Iron Mountain Ore Company. After three years he came to Bloomingdale to locate and since 1894 has been practicing in that town with marked success. In politics he is a Republican, and he has been coroner of the county. He is a member of white face Mountain Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of Saranac Lake. He built his present home in 1900. He married, in 1893, Elizabeth M. O'Donnell, of New York, daughter of Patrick O'Donnell. They have one son, Joseph Monroe, born at Bloomingdale, New York.

BARNARD. Richard Barnard, immigrant ancestor, was born in England and settled early at Springfield, Massachusetts, where he died November 19, 1683. He had four or five acres on the right hand of the Bay Path at the "dirty gutter", two miles from the town. In 1685 his widow had her taxes abated. They had six children; two of them were: Joseph, married Sarah Strong; Benoni, mentioned below.

(II) Benoni, son of Richard Barnard, was born in 1683, died September 6, 1750. He lived at Coventry, Connecticut. He married Freedom --------------, June 13, 1712. Children: 1. Jasper, born April 10, 1713. 2. Freedom (twin) September 14, 1718. 3. Samuel (twin) September 14, 1718. 4. Joseph, June 11, 1720. 5. Abigail, March 16, 1725. 6. Miriam, February 23, 1726-27. 7. Daniel, mentioned below.

(III) Daniel, son of Benoni Barnard, was born at Coventry, May 15, 1730. He removed to Pittsford, Vermont, in 1784. He married, at Coventry, July 12, 1755, Lydia Dodge. Children, born at Coventry: 1. Joseph, April 30, 1756. 2. Esther, January 20, 1757. 3. Abigail, September 10, 1757. 4. Daniel, September 15, 1759. 5. Rufus, September 12, 1761. 6. Andrew, mentioned below. 7. Roger, May, 1766. 8. Lydia, September, 1768. 9. Miriam, March 12, 1771. 10. Freedom, March 21, 1773.

(IV) Andrew, son of Daniel Barnard, was born at Coventry, November 28, 1764, died at Pittsford, Vermont, August 19, 1823. He married (first) Dolly Bills, born February 13, 1767, died November 23, 1815. He married (second) Polly Hudson, Children, born at Pittsford, by first wife: 1. Frederick, mentioned below. 2. Warren August 26, 1790. 3. William, October 21, 1792. 4. Jason, September 28, 1794. 5. Royal, July 29, 1796. 6. Dolly, November 29, 1798. 7. Joseph, September 21, 1800. 8. Rhoda, September 6, 1802. 9. Andrew, November 11, 1804. 10. Almira, March 29, 1806. 11. John D., May 21, 1808. 12. George W., June 8, 1810. 13. Mary M., September 14, 1814. Children of second wife: 14. Alanson, February 4, 1818. 15. Henry, May 20, 1819. 16. Douglas, August 8, 1821. 17. Andrew, March 21, 1824.

(V) Frederick, son of Andrew Barnard, was born in Pittsford, Vermont, October 27, 1788, died at Malone, New York, December 3, 1863. He came to New York State when a young man and settled at Malone on what is known as the old Orcutt Place, afterward called the Barnard Place, and lived and died there. He was a farmer. He married Maria Wood, born in Bennington, Vermont, June 8, 1796, died at Malone, February 16, 1876, daughter of Nathan and Mary (Hoadley) Wood. Her father was one of the first settlers in that section of Malone. Children: 1. Maria L., born at Malone, now living at Malone; married Harry P. Orcutt, deceased; children: Carrie, Minnie A. and Frederick H. Orcutt. 2. Nathan, died young. 3. Nathan W., mentioned below. 4. Alfred, died young. 5. Alfred B., born Malone. 6. Mary, born Malone. 7. Douglass, born Malone.

(VI) Nathan W., son of Frederick Barnard, was born at Malone, May 18, 1830.

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He had a common school education. During his youth he worked with his father on the homestead, and after his father's death the farm came onto his possession, and he continued as a farmer on the homestead until his health failed. He then removed to a small place in the town of Bellmont, where he us now living. In politics he is a Republican. He was a justice of the peace of the town for many years. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church. He married, in 1860, Elizabeth, born at Duane, Franklin County, New York, November 7, 1834, daughter of Harry and Mary (McKenna) Hatch. She is still living. Children: 1. Harry H., died in 1892, aged thirty years; was a merchant at Bloomingdale; was active in public affairs, served as town clerk and supervisor for years, and at time of death was supervisor and postmaster; member of White Face Mountain Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons. 2. Mary, born Malone; married Charles H. Moody, proprietor of the Franklin House, Malone; daughter, Elizabeth H. Moody. 3. Maria, born Malone, married Joseph t. Moody, of Centralia, Washington; children: Mary Elizabeth, Harry Barnard and Sidney Barnard Moody. 4. Sidney W., mentioned below. 5. Rebecca, born Malone, lives with her parents at Bellmont, New York. 6. Harriet, born Malone; married Captain William Weir, Spokane, Washington. 7. Nathan Douglass, born Malone; associated in business with his brother, Sidney W., at Bloomingdale; is supervisor of the town of St. Armond; married Sally Titus; children: Harry and Isabelle.

(VII) Sidney W., son of Nathan W. Barnard, was born at Malone, October 19, 1866. He was educated in the public school of his native town and at Franklin Academy. He began life as clerk in the store of his elder brother, Harry H. Barnard, at Bloomingdale, and when his brother died in 1892 he took over the business and conducted it under his own name until 1895, when he took into partnership his younger brother, Nathan D. Barnard. The firm name became S. w. Barnard & Brother, and the business was continued thus until 1900, when it was sold to the firm of Barnard & Lewis. Mr. Barnard owned and conducted a hotel at Rainbow Lake for a number of years, but has recently sold his property to the Independent Order of Foresters for a sanitarium. In 1907 he bought his old business again from Barnard & Lewis, and has continued it to the present time. He is one of the best known merchants of this section. In politics he is a Republican and has served as town clerk of St. Armond for four years, from 1782 to 1797; supervisor of the town for five years, 1898 to 1903. He was elected sheriff of Essex County in 1903 and served from January 1, 1904 to January 1, 1907. He was appointed postmaster of Bloomingdale in 1908 and now holds that office. He was elected county treasurer of Essex County in 1908 for a term of three years beginning January 1, 1909. He is a member of the White Face Mountain Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of Saranac Lake; of Wanneta Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; of Franklin Commandery, Knights Templar, of Malone; of Media Temple, Mystic Shrine, of Watertown; of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, of Plattsburg, New York; of the Independent Order of Foresters and the Knights of Maccabees, of Bloomingdale, New York. He is unmarried.

TITUS. Robert Titus, immigrant ancestor, was born in St. Catherine's parish, near Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire, England, about thirty miles from London, in 1600. He was probably a son of Colonel Silas Titus and wife Constantia. Colonel Titus died at this place, October 22, 1667. Robert Titus sailed from London, April 3, 1635, in the ship "Hopewell", with wife Hannah, aged thirty-one son Jo., aged eight, and Edward, aged five years. He settled in Boston and had a grant at Muddy River

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(now Brookline). He was admitted a freeman, May 13, 1640. He removed to Weymouth, and about 1644 to Rehoboth, with Rev. Samuel Newman. He was one of the founders of the town of Rehoboth; a commissioner of Plymouth county in 1648-49-50-54. He sold out his Rehoboth property to Robert Jones, of Nantasket, and went to Huntington, Long Island, May 23, 1654, with sons Samuel, Abiel and content. His son John remained in Rehoboth. The will of his wife Hannah was dated May 14, 1672, at Huntington, Long Island, and was proved December 17, 1679. It is on file in the office of the clerk of the court of appeals at Albany. Children: 1. John, born 1627, mentioned below. 2. Edmund, 1630, died 1727. 3. Samuel. 4. Susanna. 5. Abiel, born at Weymouth, March 17, 1640-41. 6. Content, March 28, 1643, died 1730.

(II) John, son of Robert Titus, was born in England in 1627, died April 16, 1689. He was one of the original purchasers of the town of Rehoboth, North Purchase, now Attleborough. He was active instate and church affairs. He and his son John were soldiers in King Philip's War. he married Abigail, daughter of William Carpenter. She married (second) November 9, 1692, Jonah Palmer. She died March 5, 1710. Children, born at Rehoboth: 1. John, December 18, 1650, mentioned below. 2. Abigail, February 18, 1652. 3. Silas, May 18, 1656. 4. Hannah, November 28, 1658. 5. Samuel, June 1, 1661. 6. Joseph, (twin), March 17, 1665. 7. Mary, (twin), March 17, 1665. 8. Experience, October 9, 1669.

(III) John (2), son of John (1) Titus, was born at Rehoboth, December 18, 1650, died December 2, 1697. He married (first) at Rehoboth, July 17, 1673, Lydia Redway, who died November 25, 1676. He married (second) July 3, 1677, Sarah Miller, who died March 10, 1752. Child of first wife, born at Rehoboth: 1. Lydia, December 6, 1674. Children of second wife: 2. John, March 12, 1678, mentioned below. 3. Samuel, July 29, 1680. 4. Hannah, November 10, 1682. 5. Robert, February 23, 1684. 6. Sarah, February 21, 1687-88. 7. Elizabeth, May 5, 1691. 8. Timothy, December 16, 1692. 9. Abigail, April 25, 1695.

(IV) John (3), son of John (2) Titus, was born March 12, 1678, died April 16, 1758. He married (first) Hannah ---------------; (second) at Rehoboth, November 23, 1709, Mercy Fisher; (third) August 21, 1712, Mary Palmer. Children, born at Rehoboth, by first wife: 1. Hannah, October 17, 1701. 2. John, September 26, 1703. 3. Nathaniel, May 4, 1705. 4. Patience, September 21, 1706. 5. Seth, January 20, 1708-09. Child of second wife: 6. Jonah, July 10, 1710. Children of third wife: 7. Ebenezer, March 29, 1714, mentioned below. 8. Dorcas, May 18, 1716.

(V) Ebenezer, son of John (3) Titus, was born March 29, 1714, at Rehoboth. He married there (intentions dated July 15, 1738) Mehitable Garnsey. Children< born at Rehoboth: 1. John, August 23, 1739, mentioned below. 2. Comfort, October 22, 1741. 3. Silvanus, April 10, 1744. 4. Elmer, February 19, 1745-46. 5. Ebenezer, June 4, 1749. 6. Simeon, June 23, 1752.

(VI) John (4), son of Ebenezer Titus, was born at Rehoboth, August 23, 1739. He married there, March 27, 1760, Polly Lloyd. Children, born at Rehoboth: 1. Nancy,. March 17, 1761. 2. John, mentioned below. 3.

(VII) John (5), son of John (4) Titus, was born at Rehoboth, October 28, 1762. He married at Rehoboth (intentions dated May 19, 1786) Mehitable, born September 28, 1765, daughter of Oliver and Sarah Fuller, granddaughter of Josiah and Mehitable Fuller. Oliver fuller was born November 29, 1732; Josiah, November 18, 1704. Robert Fuller, father of Josiah, was born June 28, 1671, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Fuller. Children of John and Mehitable Titus: 1. Sally. 2. William. 3. Polly. 4. Sophronia. 5. Russell. 6. Mehitable. 7. Samantha.

(VIII) William, son of John (5) Titus, settled at Crown Point, New York, later at

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Moriah, and removed to Bloomingdale, where he died. He married Hannah Harris, born at Moriah, New York, and died at Peru, New York. children: 1, Elbridge. 2. Collins. 3. Joseph A. 4. George. 5. Edgar. 6. Judith.

(IX) Dr. Joseph A. Titus, son of William Titus, was born at Crown Point, New York, 1830, died at Elizabethtown, New York, 1880. He received a common school education, and in his youth worked in the lumbering and saw mills. He went to Bloomingdale, New York, in 1855, and engaged in business as a general merchant. He also conducted a hotel there. He was active in public affairs and a Republican in politics. For ten years he was supervisor of the town of St. Armond. He was appointed postmaster there by President Lincoln and served until 1872, when he was elected county clerk of Essex County, and served two terms of three years each. When he assumed the duties of this office in 1872 he went to Elizabethtown to live, in order to have his home at the county seat near his office, and he continued to live there the remainder of his days. He retained his ownership of the store at Bloomingdale, however, as long as he lived. At the expiration of his term of office as county clerk, he began to study medicine, attended a course of study and began to practice at Elizabethtown, and continued to the time of his death in active practice. He was a member of the local lodge of Free and Accepted Masons at Elizabethtown. In religion he was a Methodist. He married Elizabeth Ricketson, of Peasleyville, Clinton County, New York. she died in 1906, aged eighty-four years, daughter of Howland and Rachel (White) Ricketson. Children: 1. Josephine (twin), born in 1861. 2. Elizabeth (twin) died in 1861. 3. Howland Filmore, mentioned below.

(X) Howland Filmore, son of Dr. Joseph A. Titus, was born at Bloomingdale, November 6, 1856, and educated there in the public schools, and at the Elizabethtown high school. He worked for his father, and after his father died he settled his business in Bloomingdale. He was a clerk for Smith & Prime, druggists, for one year, and afterward in the same line of business in the employee of H. E. Gillispie & Company at Au Sable Falls, New York, for a year. He then attended the college of Pharmacy and received the certificate from the State Board of Pharmacy. In company with Mr. Towne, he bought the drug store of H. E. Gillispie & Company, who also had a store in Bloomingdale, and for two years the business was conducted under the firm name of Titus & Towne. In 1887 Mr. Titus bought out his partner's interest and continued the business alone until 1905, when he tool into partnership another man named Towne, and the old name was resumed, Titus & Towne. In politics Mr. Titus, is a Republican, and he has been town clerk and clerk of the incorporated village. He is a member of the local lodge at Saranac Lake, and of the Independent Order of Foresters, of Bloomingdale, and charter member of the Maccabees. He attends the Methodist Church. He married, in 1885, Nettie E., born at Bloomingdale, daughter of Charles E. and Jeanette (Lamson) Towne. Children: 1. Bennett E., born August 1, 1886, employed by Paul Smith Hotel Company. 2. Charles J., 1890. 3. Elizabeth, 1891. 4. Howland H., died aged seven years. 5. Ruth, died aged four years. 6. Reginald, 1902.

HERRIMAN. This family originated in England, was transplanted to New Jersey and New Hampshire during the colonial period, and later located in New York State. It was established in Ogdensburg some seventy years ago, and is now a prominent family in that city.

(I) Richard Herriman, a native of Ireland, crossed the ocean prior to the American Revolution and settled in Newark, New Jersey.

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(II) Richard (2), son of Richard (1) Herriman, was born in Newark, October 6, 1788. He learned the trade of a blacksmith, and, settling in Fort Covington, Franklin County, New York, followed that occupation for many years. His death occurred February 16, 1871. He married Harriet Barber, of Peru, New York, born August 9, 1790, died June 7, 1863. Children: 1. Charlotte, born March 23, 1811, died October 1, 1839. 2. Simeon B., March 9, 1813, died June 9, 1882. 3. Harriet, November 23, 1815; became Mrs. Hogle; died November 5, 1900. 4. Alrie M., see forward. 5. Phebe C., June 15, 1821; became Mrs. Blood; died March 17, 1888. 6. Emily M., December 29, 1823, died November 5, 1880. 8. David S., January 14, 1829, died October 11, 1907. 9. Richard S., July 9, 1831, died September 22, 1859.10. Carlisle B., November 10, 1833, deceased. 11. Chestine F., November 27, 1838; died June 13, 1879.

(III) Alrie M., son of Richard (2) Herriman, was born in Fort Covington, December 11, 1818. After concluding his attendance at the public school of his native town, he went to Ogdensburg and secured a clerkship in the hardware store of E. B. Allen, retaining it for some time, acquiring a good knowledge of the business. When a young man, he established himself in the same line of trade, having as partners Messrs. C. A. Davies, and S. G. Pope, and this concern continued in business for a number of years. Relinquishing the hardware trade, he engaged in the furniture and undertaking business, which proved successful, and he followed it for many years, or until his retirement. He not only assisted in promoting the growth and business development of Ogdensburg, but was for many years actively identified with its public affairs, in which he obtained an honorable record for his ability and faithful service. Under the town government, he was president of the village, and after the incorporation of Ogdensburg as a city represented his ward in the common council and on the board of aldermen. He was finally chosen city treasurer, and in that capacity administered the financial affairs of the municipality in a most satisfactory manner. In politics he was a Republican. He was universally esteemed by his fellow citizens, both for this zeal in behalf of the city's interests and for his high personal character, and his death, which occurred November 21, 1894, was the cause of general regret. He was a leading member of the Presbyterian Church, and for a long term of years acted as treasurer of that society. Mr. Herriman married Mary Adelia, now deceased, born in February, 1824, daughter of Anthony C Brown, of Ogdensburg. Five children, two of whom are now living: 1. Henry A., of Binghamton, New York, and 2. Alrie Richard, of Ogdensburg.

(IV) Alrie Richard, son of Alrie M. Herriman, was born in Ogdensburg, November 19, 1860. He was educated in his native town, attending both public and private schools, and in 1878 became a law student in the office of Colonel Edward C. James, as a warm personal friendship had sprung up between himself and his eminent preceptor, the latter emphasized his regard for his young student by admitting him to partnership, thus contributing in no small measure toward his advancement in the legal profession. For a number of years subsequent to 1882 Mr. Herriman was in charge of the Ogdensburg off ice, as his partner's time was almost wholly occupied in the courts at New York City, and he not only attended to the firm's business in St. Lawrence county, but also managed Colonel James' personal estate and that of his father, the late Judge James. In 1889 he took up his residence in the metropolis, where he practiced law for three years, but in 1892 returned to Ogdensburg and resumed his professional work in that city. In 1899 he was elected surrogate of St. Lawrence County, was re-elected in 1905, and still retains that position, to the duties of which he devotes

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almost his entire time. Politically he acts with the Republican party. He was at one time president of the board of education and is still a member of that body, and has also served as a ward supervisor. Mr. Herriman is a member of the Century Club, honorary member of the Bar association of the City of New York, and a member of the Bar Association of the state of New York.

In 1883 Mr. Herriman married (first) Winona, daughter of Ferdinand C. Wing, of Ogdensburg. One son, Edward, who died at the age of seven months. April 15, 1891, he married (second) Mrs. Elizabeth Egert, nee Atherton, daughter of ------------------- and Hannah Atherton, of Milan, Ohio, and widow of William A. Egert.


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