Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
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ABBOTT. Walter Abbott, immigrant ancestor, was a "vintner", it is believed, in Exeter, New Hampshire, 1640. He is first mentioned in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, records, April 5, 1652, when twenty-one of the settlers, including himself, after selecting five "townsmen", signed an agreement relating to the distribution of land, etc., to abide by their decisions in the government of the settlement, etc. Prior to this time records of Portsmouth, settlement of which was first made by ten Englishmen in 1623, for the principal purpose of Indian fur-trading, were destroyed by the settlers when they thought them of no further use, so that the exact time of Abbott's arrival is unknown. He was assigned a one-acre lot, on which he doubtless lived in a log-house, as one is mentioned in the inventory of his estate. He was made a freeman, July 14, 1657. On January 22, 1660-61, he was assigned ninety-nine acres more. On this date land was distributed to ninety-one settler, only eleven others receiving more than he, two other the same, and the others less. This made him one of the leading proprietors in point of wealth. At the same time all the sons of settlers who had married, and all over twenty-one years of age, received about thirteen acres each. This share was allowed his eldest son, Peter. On January 8, 1663, he and his wife Sarah sold a log-house and lot near the meeting house at Strawberry Bank for one hundred and nineteen pounds, fifteen shillings, one and a half pence. On January 1, 1656-57, he had the "hole consent to keep an ordinarie as other ordinaries doe", which doubtless meant that he was licensed to keep tavern in Portsmouth. He was highway surveyor in 1658; member of the proprietors' committee, February 6, 1660, and February 15, 1664; selectman, 1664. In 1658 he subscribed fifteen shillings for the support of the minister. His wife was Sarah ----------, who married (second) Henry Sherbourne, of Portsmouth, whose first wife was Rebecca, daughter of Ambros Gibbons. It is supposed to have been Sherbourne's son who married Dorothy, sister of Lieutenant-Governor Wentworth, and was appointed councilor, 1728, and also chief justice. Walter Abbott died in Jamaica before 1675. His will was dated May 16, 1667, and probated June 26, 1667, and his wife is named as executrix. To her he left his entire personal estate, and she was to pay all legacies and debts; to son Peter, "a double portion of

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my lands", to sons William, Walter and John, and daughters Sarah Wills, Mary and Elizabeth, five pounds each, in land; to grandsons Thomas and Joseph (probably sons of Thomas) and granddaughter Sarah Wills, forty shillings each. The inventory of his estate is dated June 18, 1667, and consisted chiefly of one hundred and fifty-five acres of land and buildings valued at one thousand, four hundred and thirty-three pounds, three shillings, eight pence; a goodly estate for that day. Children: 1. Peter, born about 1639. 2. Sarah, died before 1709. 3. Thomas, mentioned below. 4. William, probably died young. 5. Walter. 6. Mary, died before 1709. 7. John. 8. Elizabeth, died 1704.

(II) Ensign Thomas, son of Walter Abbott, was born about 1643, and lived in Upper Kittery, now Berwick, York County, Maine. The only documentary evidence in this country to place him to found ina York deed, which states that he was forty-three years old, march 25, 1686; also on an Exeter deed, dated September 1, 1709, which calls him the "only surviving son and heir of Walter Abbott". He was probably the most capable and thrifty of the sons, and was doubtless give his share of his father's estate before the latter's will was made, and therefore is not found mentioned. He was a prosperous speculator, farmer and miller. His first grant of land was sixty rods; also October 12, 1670, fifty acres, and the same date, forty acres more; may 24, 1699, fifty acres. He sold eighty acres in Portsmouth while living at "Newchowannick" (now Dover), September 1, 1709. December 15, 1674, the town of Kittery laid out for him one hundred and ten acres at Sheets Corner, and the next day thirty-one acres joining John Green's land, and later nineteen acres joining his and his father's land. March 1, 1679-80, he bought the homestead of Fifty-four acres, and buildings on "Great Newgewanacke" Creek, Kittery; June 1, 1700, about fifty acres on which to build a sawmill; also one-sixth of the commonage falls and mills at Quamphegan Falls, Berwick, September 3, 1701; more land and mill site at Dover, January 30, 1710. He was appointed ensign to Captain Joseph Hamond, July 2, 1678, and was a member of the Upper Kittery garrison of ten men, April 30, 1690, and was wounded in an Indian fight in the Eastern Expedition along the coast of Maine, August 7, 1691. He was a member of the committee to build the meeting house in Berwick, 1701; was town meeting moderator, September 2 and 20, 1709, and was one of eight from the parish of Berwick to petition the general court for pecuniary aid for certain improvements; juryman, 1693-94-95-96. He signed another petition to the council with others, November 25, 1701, asking relief from duties imposed on vessels passing up the Piscataqua River. March 27, 1700-01, he deeded to his son John twenty-five acres in Berwick, and January 3, 1710, to his son Joseph, fifty acres of and in Dover, a sawmill site.

He married Elizabeth, daughter of John and Julia Green of Kittery. He died about 1713, aged seventy years. His will was dated May 20, 1707, and probated April 23, 1713. His widow and sons John and Walter are named as executors. He made bequeaths to his wife, Elizabeth, sons Walter, Thomas, Joseph, Moses and John; daughters, Elizabeth Butler, Patience Lord, Mary Goodrich, and Hannah. The inventory of his estate was one thousand, two hundred, and twenty-two pounds, fourteen shillings, six pence, which was large for that day. Children: 1. Thomas. 2. Joseph. 3. Walter. 4. Moses, married, December 27, 1696, Nancy Haley, of Alfred, Maine. 5. Elizabeth, married (first) Thomas Butler; (second) Moses Spencer. 6. Patience, married William Lord. 7. John, mentioned below. 8. Mary, married (first) Josiah Goodrich; (second) September 23, 1724, Jeremiah Sabens. 9. Hannah, married Ebenezer Tuttle. There was

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probably another daughter who married Dr. Cook, of Boston.

(III) John, son of Ensign Thomas Abbott, was born about 1670, in Berwick, York County, Maine. He was a weaver by trade and lived in Berwick. He was constable there 1710, and grand-juryman 1714. May 24, 1699, he was granted about fifty acres of land by the town in that part of Kittery which is now Berwick. He sold twenty acres, inherited from his father. He married (first) January 3, 1694, Abigail, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Nason. He married (second) January 22, 1716-17, Martha Littlefield. His widow, Martha bought an acre and a half of land in Berwick, October 14, 1719, which was probably not long after his death. She was the administratrix of his estate, of which the inventory was three hundred and fifty-three pounds, four shillings, five pence. She received the personal estate, a third in his Quamphegan sawmill, and a third interest in one hundred acres of land on Rocky Hill, Berwick, a third of the homestead farm, the property after her death to be equally divided among his children. this division was made May 13, 1720. Children, born in Berwick: 1. Abigail, June 12, 1696. 2. Samuel, March, 1699. 3. Jonathan, February 21, 1701-02. 4. Moses, September 1, 1704, mentioned below. 5. Elizabeth. 6. Sarah. 7. Aaron. 8. Joshua.

(IV) Moses, son of John Abbott, was born September 1, 1704, in Berwick. He is credited with the following colonial service: private, thirty-one weeks, six days, Captain William Gerrish's company, scouting between Lebanon and Saco River, March 5, to November 1, 1756; private, thirty-eight weeks, five days, Captain Humphrey Chadburn's company, March 5, to November 30, 1760, fourteen days billeting home.

(V) Moses (2), son of Moses (1) Abbott, was born about 1740 in or near Berwick. He is called Jr. when serving in Captain Ichabod Goodwin's company in the French War, April 12, 1758. In the census of 1790 Moses Abbott, of Shapleigh, had in his family two males over sixteen and one female. There were also at Shapleigh, Moses Jr., with two males over sixteen and one under that age and four females; Jonathan with one male over sixteen; five under that age and three females; also Samuel with one male over sixteen, two under that age, and three females.

(VI) Moses (3), son of Moses (2) Abbott, was a soldier in the Revolution, a corporal in Captain Daniel Sullivan's company, colonel Benjamin Foster's regiment, in 1777, at the Machias alarm; also in 1780 in the force called out to protect Frenchman's Bay.

(VII) Jacob, son or nephew of Moses (3) Abbott, was born at or near Kennebunk, Maine, and resided at Shapleigh. He married (first) Susan Cook; (second) Eliza Mann. Children of first wife were: 1. Jordan. 2. Sylvester. 3. Jacob. 4. Frank. 5. Charles. 6. Mary. 7. Hezekiah. 8. William H. Children of second wife: 9. Emma. 10. Abbie. 11. George. 12. Rufus. 13. Elizabeth. 14. Fannie. 15. Julia.

(VIII) William H., son of Jacob Abbott, was born at Shapleigh, Kennebec County, Maine, November 7, 1839, died October 1, 1898. He was educated in the public schools. He settled in 1861 at Little Falls, New York, and conducted a photographic studio there until his death. He was active in politics and prominent in public affairs. He was a Democrat, and was deputy sheriff of the county. He married Nancy Dygert, born March 1, 1843, daughter of John and Margaret (Ethridge) Dygert, who were the parents of four children: 1. David. 2. Nancy. 3. Mary E. 4. Margaret Dygert. John Dygert was born May 7, 1813, died April 18, 1878; his wife was born June 17, 1816, died April 26, 1897. Children of William H. and Nancy (Dygert) Abbott: 1. Minnie Elizabeth, born December 13, 1871, married, September 16, 1898, Harry Steele; children: 1. Harold Adelbert, born November 6, 1903. 2. Marion Elisabeth, January 15,

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  1. 3. Margaret Abbott, August 18, 1908. 4. Fred Elgin, see forward.

(IX) Fred Elgin, son of William H. Abbott, was born at Little Falls, New York, April 20, 1873. He attended the public schools of his native town, the Fairfield Seminary from 1889 to 1891, the Rochester Business College, 1893-04. The Clinton Liberal Institute of Fort Plain, New York, 1894, and from January 1, 1895, to June 1896, the Ohio Normal University, from which was graduated with the degree of LL.B. he studied law for one year in the offices of Jones & Gilbert at Little Falls, but upon the death of his father succeeded him in the photograph business and abandoned the profession of law. He is a past regent of Rockton Council, No. 337, Royal Areanum; a member of Little Falls Lodge, No. 405, Knights of Pythias; of Little Falls Tent, No. 333, Knights of the Maccabees; of the German Mannechor Society, also of the various photographic associations, including the Photographers' Association of America. Mr. Abbott married, June 29, 1899, at West Martinsburg, New York, Elizabeth Revera, daughter of James M. and Caroline (Philio) Forbes. Her father was born at Antwerp, New York, August 30, 1851, son of Francis Forbes. Children of Fred E. and Elizabeth R. (Forbes) Abbott: 1. Anna Louise, born November 3, 1901. 2. Helen Forbes, January 27, 1909.

GORDON. Thomas Gordon, immigrant ancestor, was born in Scotland, of the ancient and distinguished family of this surname. The Gordons were prominent in Aberdeenshire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Banffshire, Berwickshire and Sutherlandshire, before 1150, and possesses dukedoms, marquisates, earldoms, viscoutcies and various lordships. In 1684 Thomas Gordon was induced to leave his home in Scotland by the representations of Governor Barclay and other Scotch proprietors and seek in the wilds of America liberty of conscience and civil liberty. He came from Pitloche, Scotland, in October of that year with wife Helen, four children and seven servants. The voyage was tempestuous, the bowsprit and three masts of their vessel were carried away, and they finally made port by the aid f jury masts, landing in Virginia, whence he made his way after a toilsome journey of nine weeks to Aberdeen, New Jersey. His two brothers, Charles and George Gordon, came by sea on two sloops and "partly by land and partly by water" reached Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Another brother, Robert Gordon, came about the same time. George died in 1686; Charles returned to England and died in 1698; Robert's later history is unknown; Dr. John, another brother, was living at Colliston, England, in October, 1691. Thomas and his brothers are presumed to be sons of Sir George Gordon, knight, advocate, whose name appears in some of the earliest records of persons in Connecticut. the Gordons were known as "brothers of the Laird of Strabock". It is said that Thomas was personally known to King James II and received various honors and advantages, notwithstanding political opposition. He engaged in the insurrection of 1680, and that was the direct cause of his leaving Scotland, his plantation on Cedar Brook, two miles west of Amboy, was in the vicinity of the present Scotch Plains. He wrote to a relative in Edinburgh, February 16, 1685-86: "Upon the 18th day of November, I and my servants came here to the woods, and eight days thereafter my wife and children came also. I put up in a wigwam twenty-four hours, which served us till we put up a better house, which I made 24 feet long and 15 feet wide containing Hall and Kitchen both in one and a chamber and a study which wee put up pretty well with pallisadoes on the sides and shingles on the roof against Youll (Christmas) on which day we entered home to it; and have been ever since and still are clearing ground and making fencing. So that I have hope to have as much ground cleared,

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fenced, ploughed and planted with Indian corn in the beginning of May (which is the best time for planting it) as will maintain my family the next year if it please God to prosper it. Robert Fullerton and I are joyned for a plough this spring, consisting of four oxen and two horses, but if the ground were once broken up, two oxen and two horses for four oxen alone will serve, so that the next spring I intend (God willing) to have a plough of my own alone. I intend to build a better house and larger and make a kitchen of this I am in;--which I will hardly get done this summer because I resolve to built upon my lot at New Perth. I am settled here ina very pleasant place upon the side of a brave plain (almost free of woods) near the water side so that I might yoke a plough where I please were it not for want of hay to maintain the cattle which I hope to get helped the next year, for I have several pieces of meadow near me * * * there are eight of us settled here within half a mile or mile of another and about 10 miles from the town of New Perth or Amboy point, so that I can go and come ina day, either on foot or horseback. Blessed be God, myself and wife and children and servants have been and are still in good health which god continue". But in less than two years he lost his wife and children. She died December 12, 1687, aged twenty-seven, and there is a large flagstone monument marking her grace and elaborately inscribed. She was of the family of Stralogh in Scotland.

Thomas Gordon was a proprietor of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, before leaving Scotland, buying a twentieth of Governor Barclay's right, and he bought more land afterward. In 1692 he was deputy secretary and register of probate appointed by William Dorkura, the chief secretary in London, and in the same year was clerk of the court of common rights, register of the court of chancery and one of the committee with David Mudie and James Dundas for trial of small causes. In 1693 he was judge of probate, and in 1694 officer of customs. He was sent to England to represent the proprietors there in 1693 and remained three years. He returned and was attorney-general; elected January 22, 1698; became chief secretary and register in 1702; represented Amboy and county Middlesex in the provincial assembly, 1703-09, and was speaker part of the time. He was appointed on the governor's council of 1709 under Hunter, and was also under Governor Burnet. He was treasurer and receiver-general, 1710-19. He suffered some persecution in his last years, and for a time was unjustly suspended as an attorney-at-law, but after a short time was reinstated. He died in 1722 and was buried in the Episcopal Church. His tombstone has an elaborate Latin inscription, from which some of his life history given here is taken.

He married (second) in 1695, Janet, daughter of David Mudie, a merchant of Amboy. Children: 1. Andrew, resided at Freetown, new Jersey; left no Gordon descendants. 2. Thomas, mentioned below. 3. John, of Amboy, 1735, had half the plantation on Raritan River. 4. Mary. 5. Euphenia. 6. Margaret, married Louis Caire, a Huguenot; (second) ----------- Steele.

(II) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (1) Gordon, settled in Monmouth County, New Jersey, afterward Hunterdon. He was living in 1738. His descendants have been numerous.

(III) Timothy, son or grandson of Thomas (2) Gordon, was born in New Jersey, in October, 1756. He as a soldier in the Revolution, and in old age received a government pension on account of his service in the war. He married Althea Vandevear. Among their children was David T., mentioned below.

(IV) David T., son of Timothy Gordon, was born April 11, 1785, in New Jersey, died in 1840. He was a millwright and farmer and a citizen of some prominence in his day. He married Emily, born in Lewis County, New York, October 31, 1821,

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daughter of Zaboan Cartier. She married (second) Oliver Bingham, July, 1854, and she died October 28, 1876. Children: 1. Solon. 2. Cyrus D. 3. Milton C. 4. Cartier Z. 5. Francis W. 6. Jane. 7. Elvira M.

(IV) Solon, son of David T. Gordon, was born September 30, 1822, at Martinsburg, New York, where his parents had settled. He was educated in the common schools of Lowville, New York, and at the age of sixteen years began to learn the trade of carpenter and joiner. He followed his trade until 1865, when he bought a farm, and during the remainder of his life followed farming. He married, January 1, 1855, Hetta Crane, born at Marcy, Oneida County, New York, April 13, 1834. Children: 1. Anna H., born August 18, 1857, died June 21, 1880. 2. Webster S., February 9, 1860. 3. Cora E., September 21, 1862. 4. Charley C., mentioned below. 5. Fay C. (twin of Charles C.), November 20, 1873.

(VI) Charley C., son of Solon Gordon, was born at Martinsburg, New York, November 20, 1873. He was educated in the common schools and Lowville Academy. After leaving school he and his twin brother, Fay C., leased the homestead of their father and managed it successfully several years. In 1903 he purchased a valuable farm in Lowville, known as the Searl Homestead, favorably located near the village. He is bringing his land to a high state of cultivation, improving his fairy by adding Ayrshire and Durham blood to his herd. He has remodeled his barns and made them modern in appliances and convenient for their purposes. His farm is equipped with the latest machinery and appliances. Mr. Gordon is one of the most progressive and successful farmers of this section. In politics he is a very earnest Prohibitionist. He is a member of Lowville Grange, Patrons of Husbandry. He and his family attended the Lowville Methodist church. He is a member of Lowville Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, and of the Maccabees. He deserves and commands the respect and confidence of his townsmen. He was elected superintendent of highways of the town in 1907 and held the office two years. He married, March 21, 1900, Sadie A., born August 27, 1879, daughter of Frank and Amanda (Boshart) Hall. Children: 1. Floyd J., born March 3, 1906. 2. Winfred H., September 9, 1907. 3. Charles F., April 18, 1910.

GREEN. Thomas Green, immigrant ancestor, was from the north of Ireland, according to family tradition. He came with other Scotch-Irish settlers to Petersborough, new Hampshire, later settling in Swanzey, New Hampshire. the following seem to be of the same family, probably his brothers and sisters: 1. Joseph Green, married, April 2, 1778, Betsey Bigelow. 2. Samuel Green, married, December 14, 1780, Esther Freeman. 3. Patrick Green, married, November 14, 1785, Abigail Kneeland. 4. James Green, married, October 30, 1787, Elizabeth Grimes. 5. Absalom Green, married, November 7, 1788, Relief Foster. 6. Elizabeth Green, married, March 9, 1794, William Farnsworth; all married at Swanzey. Joseph Green was a soldier in the Revolution. The Revolutionary rolls of New Hampshire show that Thomas Green, of Petersborough, was aged twenty-seven in 1753. His name is on the list of those disabled and incapable of earning a living in January, 1787, prepared in accordance with an act of Congress dated June 7, 1783 (vol. 3. New Hampshire Rev. Rolls). In 1787 his age is given as thirty-five in a list of pensioners. The following is from the Revolutionary rolls of New Hampshire, page 388 et seq.: "Swanzey, March 21, 1778. To the Honorable The House of Representatives for the State of New Hampshire: The petition of Thomas Green of Swanzey in said state humbly sheweth--that your petitioner being in the American service in the year 1775 in colonel Stark's regiment, being called into the Bat-

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tle of Bunker Hill on the Seventeenth of June, did then and there receive a bad would from the Enemy by a Musket Ball which passed quite through the shoulder thereby making a Compound Fracture of the Scapula and socket of the Humerous by means of which your Petitioner was long confined and disenabled from doing any manner of Business for getting a Livelihood (and put to great expence in order for completing a cure) for more than 12 months and yet remains unsound and unable to do but little. Your Petitioner therefore Humbly prays that the Honorable House would take into your consideration the case of your Petitioner above mentioned, and grant such Relief as in your wisdom you shall think proper--and your Petitioner as in duty bound, shall ever pray etc. (Signed) Thomas Green."

"I, the subscriber, being in the capacity of surgeon in Colonel Stark's regiment at the time when the above mentioned Thomas Green was wounded, do certify that the above stated case is true, said Green having been under my inspection. Per Calvin Frink."

"We, the subscribers, selectmen of the Town of Swanzey, beg leave to recommend the above mentioned Thomas Green to the notice of the Honorable House. Samuel Hills, Thomas Hammond."

Petersborough, Jan. 16. 1778.

"Gentlemen: I beg leave to Recommend to your notice the Bearer, Mr. Thomas Green of my Regiment, who was wounded at Bunker Hill and rendered for a long time uncapable of getting his support as he was a good soldier and one who always behaved gentely. I think it my duty to use the freedom of addressing yr honrs. In his behalf. I am, genltmen, with Dur respect, yr most Obedient Hm. Servt. John Stark, B. G."

"To Mr. John Tayr, Gilman, officer to register wounded soldier, etc. Pursuant to a vote of council and assembly you are to enroll Thomas Green, a soldier of Colo. Starke's Regiment, wounded at Bunker Hill and to pay him half wages according to the Resolve of Congress three years, viz: from the first of January, 1776, to the first of January, 1779."

"June 15, 1785. The committee of both houses appointed to consider the petition of sick and wounded soldier, Having heard the within named Thomas Green respecting the subject matter of the within petition and viewed the wound referred to therein, beg leave to report as their opinion that the said Thomas Green have and receive the sum of eighteen shillings per month beginning at the time when his pay as an invalid ceased and to be continued till the further of the General Court and that the same be charged in account against the United States agreeably to the Resolve of Congress of 26th August , 1776, and that he be enrolled accordingly. Which is submitted per Nathaniel Peabody for sd. Comtee."

"State of New Hampshire. In House of Representatives June 16, 1785. The foregoing report being read and considered vote that it be received and accepted. Sent up for concurrence. Christo. Toppan. Speaker P.T.

"In the Senate June 16, 1785. Read and concurred. E. Thompson, sec." (See vol. XIII, p. 525, State Papers of New Hamp.).

Petition of Thomas Green of Swanzey June 11, 1785, recites service at Bunker Hill and would as given already. "Adding"

"Your petitioner some years since made application to the General Court of this state and was allowed Wages as a Garrison soldier for one year but being in Paper Currency and not received till sometime afterwards was of very little value, by reason of Depreciation, since that Time your Petitioner had been (as he is informed) struck from the list of such soldiers which received pay as fit for Garrison duty, which other in like circumstances still Receive something from the state as a compensation for their past sufferings." The certificate

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of Elkanah Lane and Elisha Scott to the facts as selectmen of Swanzey, follows.

Thomas Green came to Waitsfield, Vermont, about 1800, perhaps by way of Bennington, Vermont, and purchased the Heaton Mills. He resided for a time in Fayston, Vermont. He died April 29, 1813, aged sixty, at Waitsfield. He married, at Swanzey, March 2, 1780, Lydia Foster, sister of Joel Foster. Rev. Jonathan Carpenter. Children, born at Swanzey: 1. Thomas, December 16, 1782. 2. Seth, March 17, 1784, mentioned below. 3. Elisha, married, April 13, 1809, Abigail Wood. 4. Joseph, born March 6, 1791. 5. Eleanor, married, December 5, 1816, Henry Dana. 6. Probably another daughter.

(II) Seth, son of Thomas Green, was born at Swanzey, New Hampshire, March 17, 1784. He married (first) April 29, 1804, Betsey Batt, of Bennington, Vermont, divorced, died May 27, 1866, aged eighty-one years. He married (second) November 28, 1817, Achsah Blaisdell. He married (third) October 18, 1843, Elizabeth Stoddard. Children, born at Westfield: 1. Child, born May 27, 1805, died June 9. 1805. 2. Harry, mentioned below.

(III) Harry, son of Seth Green, was born in Waitsfield, in 1818. He was educated in the district schools, and followed farming most of his life. He moved from Waitsfield to Harrisburg, New York. He married, in March, 1846, Anna Twitt, born at Questoke, Somersetshire, England, February 22, 1828. Children: 1. Charles Henry (twin), born March 25, 1848. 2. Eugene Hermon (twin), March 25, 1848. 3. Fred Alfred, July 11, 1852; mentioned below. 4. George Edmund (twin), April 17, 1854. 5. Jennie (twin), April 17, 1854.

(IV) Fred Alfred, son of Harry Green, was born at Harrisburg, New York, July 11, 1852. He was educated in the public schools of Copenhagen, New York, and commenced his business life as a clerk in the store of Davenport Brothers, general merchants, of Copenhagen, where he remained until January 1, 1871, when he entered the employ of George J. Dryden, dealer in crockery and household foods, groceries and provisions. In 1884 he formed a partnership with his employer. The firm enjoyed a large and successful business until 1909, when both partners retired. Mr. Green was appointed postmaster at Copenhagen, January 1, 1901, and has continued to the present time by successive re-appointments of President Roosevelt. For many years Mr. Green has been secretary and treasurer of the Copenhagen Butter and Cheese Factory, which is doing an extensive and flourishing business. He is much interested in educational affairs and is president of the board of education, of which he has been a member for many years. He is a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity, being affiliated with Orient Lodge, No. 238, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and with Carthage Chapter, No. 259, Royal Arch Masons. In politics he is a Republican. He married, January 12, 1876, Ella Mary Ward, of Copenhagen, born October 31, 1854, daughter of Horace and Elizabeth (Carter) Ward. Children: 1. Elizabeth Estelle, born January 26, 1878; married August 28, 1901, Winfield S. Streater; resides at Lake Arthur, Louisiana. 2. Lloyd Ward, May 16, 1880, died December 13, 1882. 3. Fred Elroy, June 1, 1882; graduate of Harvard University in the class of 1907, now teacher of English in the government schools of Japan. 4. Marion Lenore, February 15, 1886; a graduate of the Syracuse University, New York, 1910.


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