Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
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RICE. The surname Rice is identical with Roice or Royce, which was the spelling in use in this family during the first century or more in this country.

(I) Robert Royce or Rice, immigrant ancestor, was born in England and came in 1634 in the ship "Francis" to Boston. Some accounts locate him in Boston in 1631, and he seems to have been a member of the Boston Church, in fact, as early as 1632. He was admitted a freeman, April 1, 1634. He was disarmed by the Boston authorities in 1639 because of his support of Wheelwright and Anne Hutchinson in their religious views. He removed to Stratford, Connecticut, in 1644, and was there in 1856(?). He located in New London, Connecticut, in 1757, and was constable there in 1660, and member of the general assembly in 1662. He left an estate valued at about four hundred twenty pounds. He married Elizabeth ------------. Children: 1. Joshua, born at Boston, April 14, 1637. 2. Nathaniel, baptized March 24, 1639; removed to Wallingford, Connecticut. 3. Patience, born April 1, 1642, died young. 4. Ruth, married, December 15, 166-, John Lothrop. 5. Sarah, married John Caulkins. 6. Nehemiah, removed to Wallingford. 7. Samuel. 8. Isaac, see forward. 9. Jonathan, married Deborah Caulkins. Nehemiah, brother of Robert, was at New London.

(II) Isaac Rice (Royce); son of Robert Rice (Royce), was born in Connecticut, probably at Stratford, about 1650, and died probably at Wallingford in the fall of 1682. His estate was appraised at one hundred and sixty-one pounds. He was one of the first [planters at Wallingford, and is said to have lived earlier at New Haven. He married Elizabeth ----------, who married (second) in 1696, Ebenezer Clark. Children, born in Wallingford: 1. Isaac, October 28, 1673. 2. Robert, September 4, 1674; mentioned below. 3. Ah, march 10, 1677. 4. Martha, June 1, 1679.

(III) Robert (2) Rice, son of Isaac Rice, was born at Wallingford, September 4, 1674, died there in 1759, aged ninety-four years. He married (first) June 2, 1692. Mary -------------; (second), March 14, 1709, born at Wallingford: 1. Nathaniel, October 2, 1694. 2. Dinah, February 4,

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1696. 3. Josiah, July 10, 1698. 4. Ruth, September, 1701. 5. Sarah, April 4, 1703. 6. Timothy, June 2, 1705. 7. Mary, July, 1707. Children of second wife: 8. Elizabeth, August, 1710. 9. Gideon, May 4, 1711. 10., Prudence, April 11, 1714. 11. Moses, September 24, 1716; mentioned below. 12, Martha, married Edmund Scott. 13. Lydia, born November 20, 1719.

(IV) Moses, son of Robert 92) Rice, was born at Wallingford, September 24, 1716. He married there, January 6, 1740, thankful Austin. Children, born at Wallingford: 1. Thankful, July 5, 1747. 2. Amasa, March 21, 1751; died December 12, 1797. 3. Abner, January 4, 1753. 4. Joel, February 16, 1754. 5. Amos, March 19, 1757, soldier in the Revolution, removed to Vermont, probably others.

(V) Moses (2), son of Moses (1) Rice, was born in Wallingford, according to family tradition. His father, according to the same authority, was a school teacher at Wallingford, and New Haven, but the records of the early schools in those towns are too imperfect to afford the names of the teachers. He removed to Herkimer County when a young man and settled in Salisbury, where he resided the remainder of his life. In 1790, according to the first federal census, Moses Rice was at Salemtown, Washington County, and he may have lived there for a time as other sons of Moses went to the same section in Vermont and vicinity. He married Roxana, daughter of Atwater Cook (see cook Vi), who went to New York from Wallingford.

(VI) Thomas Arnold, son of Moses (2) Rice, was born October 15, 1797. He removed after his marriage to the village of Fairfield, Herkimer County. there he became prominent, serving many years as trustee of Fairfield Academy, and of Fairfield Medical College. He married Vienna, daughter of Eleazer and Hannah Carr. The Carr family came originally from New England to Salisbury, New York. Children: 1. Eleazer C., mentioned below. 2. Mary O., born 1829. 3. Caroline A., 1831. 4. George H., 1833. 5. Daniel, 1836. 6. Adam Clarke, 1840. 7. Helen N., 1841. 8. Charles Edmund, mentioned below.

(VII) Eleazer C., son of Thomas A. Rice, was born in Salisbury, March 6, 1827. He attended the public schools, and during his boyhood worked on his father's farm. He had afterward several large farms in Fairfield and was especially successful with his dairy. He organized the Old Fairfield cheese Factory Association, and was its salesman for over thirty years, during all of which time the product was exported to Liverpool, England. He retired from active life in 1885, and lived in the village of Fairfield during the remainder of his life. He was active in public affairs; was justice of the peace and supervisor for many years, and represented his district in the assembly in 1872-73. He was vice-president of the Little Falls National Bank, of which he was one of the organizers. In politics he was a Republican, in religion a Methodist. He died in August, 1895. He married, in 1850, Sarah A., born at Inghams' Mills, New York, in 1834, daughter of David A. Ingham. Children: 1. Ingham C., born 1852, died in March, 1904; married Ida C. Jackson; he was a farmer. 2. Caroline, born 1854; married Myron W. Van Auken, of Utica, New York, and died in 1904, leaving two children, Wilbur and Clarence M. Van Auken. 3. Edward C., mentioned below. 4. Clarence W., born July 10, 1872; for some years office manager of the Inter-state Paving Company of Brooklyn, New York. Two other children died in infancy.

(VIII) Edward C., son of Eleazer C. Rice, was born at Fairfield, Herkimer County, New York, October 21, 1871. He attended the public schools, and prepared for college at Fairfield Seminary. He entered Cornell University, from which he was graduated in the class of 1894 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He studied law at Cornell and took his degree of LL.B., the following year. He was admitted to the

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bar in New York City in 1896, and after two years of practice in New York City formed a partnership with Myron W. Van Auken, of Utica. The firm was dissolved in 1907; and since 1908 Mr. Rice has been in general and successful practice at Herkimer. During the

Spanish War he served in the First New York Volunteer Infantry until the regiment left Fort Hamilton for San Francisco. He is a member of Newport Lodge, No. 455, Free and Accepted masons, and the Herkimer County Bar Association. In politics he is a Republican.

(VII) Charles Edmund, son of Thomas A. Rice, was born in Fairfield, September 15, 1846. He was prepared for college at Fairfield Academy, a famous old institution which was incorporated in 1803, and entered Hamilton College at Clinton, from which he was graduated in 1867. He taught for a year in the Bloomsburg Literary Institute at Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, and began the study of law there in the office of John G. Freeze. In 1868-69 he attended the Albany Law School, from which he graduated with the degree of LL.B., and was admitted to the bar. He located at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, entering the office of a kinsman, Lyman Kahes, and February 21, 1870, was admitted to the bar of the county of Luzerne. He has lived at Wilkes-Barre ever since. He soon took a heading place in his profession. In 1874 he was candidate of the Republican Party for judge of the orphans' court, but was defeated. In 1876 he was nominated for district attorney and elected over P. J. O'Hanlon, Democrat, by a majority of two thousand, though the Democratic national ticket had a plurality of four thousand at the same election. He was elected Judge of the court of common pleas for Luzerne County in 1879. Upon his accession to the bench he became, by virtue of seniority of commission, president judge. He was re-elected to the bench and held office until June 28, 1895, when he became president judge of the newly created superior court of Pennsylvania. In the fall of that year, he was elected for the full term of ten years as judge of the superior court. He received the honorary degree of LL.D., from Lafayette College in 1985. He was one of the original trustees of the Memorial Presbyterian Church of Wilkes Barre, and is now a member of the First Presbyterian Church of that city. He compiled and published the "Letters and Other Writings" of his brother, Lieutenant Adam Clarke Rice, of the One Hundred and Twenty-first Regiment, New York Volunteers, in 1864. He married, December 18, 1873, Maria Mills, daughter of Henry M. Fuller. Children: 1. Charles Edmund, born October 8, 1874. 2. Henry Fuller, August 13, 1876, deceased. 3. Philip Sydney, June 22, 1878.

(The Cook Line).

henry Cook, immigrant ancestor, was born in England, and settled in Salem, Massachusetts, where he was a proprietor as early as 1638. He was a butcher by trade. He married, June, 1639, Judith Birdsale. Some authorities locate him at Plymouth. He died at Salem, January 14, 1661. His estate was administrated June 26, 1662. His widow, Judith, died in 1689. Children: 1. Isaac, born April 3, 1640. 2. Samuel, September 30, 1641; mentioned below. 3. Judith, September 15, 1643. 4. Rachel, September 25, 1645. 5. John, September 6, 1647. 6. Martha, September 15, 1750 (twin). 7. Mary, twin of Martha. 8. Henry, December 30, 1652. 9. Eliza, born and died in 1654. 10. Hannah, September, 1658.

(II) Samuel, son of Henry Cook, was born in Salem, September 30, 1641, died in 1703. Hinman says he moved to Wallingford, Savage says he came to Wallingford, Connecticut, in 1673. His will, dated March, 1703, names twelve children, He was admitted a freeman in May, 1669. He married, May 2, 1667, Hope, daughter of Edward Parker. He married (second) Mary -------. Children: 1. Samuel, March 3,

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1667-68, mentioned below. 2. John, December 3, 1669. 3. Daughter, March 3, 1671-72. 4. Mary. 5. Judith. 6. Isaac. 7. Joseph. 8. Hope. 9. Israel. 10. Mabel. 11. Benjamin. 12. Ephraim. 13. Elizabeth.

(III) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (1) Cook, was born at New Haven, March 3, 1667-68, died September 18, 1725, according to the record. He was a farmer in the west part of Wallingford, near the present Cheshire line, and his descendants at last accounts owned and lived on the original homestead. His inventory amounted to three hundred and ninety pounds. He married (first) March 3, 1692, Hannah, daughter of William Ives, of New Haven. She died May 29, 1714. He married (second) Elizabeth Bedell, of Stratford. Children, born at Wallingford: 1. Hannah, May 8, 1693. 2. Samuel, March 5, 1695. 3. Aaron, December 28, 1696, mentioned below. 4. Lydia, January 13, 1699. 5. Moses, January 4, 1700. 6. Miriam, November 4, 1703. 7. Thankful, December 24, 1705. 8. Esther, March 8, 1707. 9. Eunice, February 25, 1709. 10. Susanna, September 5, 1711. 11. Hope. September 18, 17--. Children of second wife: 12. Moses, November 6, 1716. 13. Thankful, November 14, 1718. 15. Asaph, June 23, 1730. 16. Hannah, November 4, 1721.

(IV) Captain Aaron, son of Samuel (2) Cook, was born at Wallingford, December 28, 1696, died there October 14, 1756. He became an extensive owner of lands in the southeast part of the town of Wallingford in the Northford survey. He married (first) November 14, 1723, Sarah, daughter of James Benham. He married (second), Sarah Hitchcock, who died August 11, 1735. He married (third) February 7, 1736, Ruth Burrage, of Stratford, who died July 2, 1786. Children, born in Wallingford, , by first wife: 1. Samuel, September 25, 1725. 2. Stephen, December 28, 1727. 3. Titus, February 25, 1730. 4. Abel, February 23, 1732, mentioned below. Child of second wife: 5. Sarah, June 2, 1735. Children of third wife: 6. Lydia, 1736. 7. Ruth, September 7, 1738. 8. Esther, May 14, 1740. 9. Elizabeth, March 16, 1741-42. 10. Aaron, June 5, 1744. 11. Miriam, June 30, 1746. 12. Lucy, September 20, 1748. 13. Elizabeth, June 7. 1751.

(V) Abel, son of Captain Aaron cook, was born February 23, 1732, died August 10, 1776. He married, November 16, 1757, Mary Atwater, born December 30, 1735, died January 13, 1774, daughter of Deacon Benjamin and Elizabeth P. Atwater, of Wallingford. Children, born at Wallingford: 1. Atwater, mentioned below. 2. Porter, July 27, 1760. 3. Elizabeth, March 13, 1763. 4. Abel, March 27, 1765. 5. Chester, August 13, 1767. 6. Damsel M., February 16, 1770. 7. Mary, April 2, 1773. 8. Chester, October 6, 1775.

(VI) Atwater, son of Abel Cook, was born at Wallingford, November 3, 1758. He was a soldier in the Revolution, a private in Captain Brackett's Company, Colonel William Douglas' Regiment, in 1776, at the battle of Long island, and at White Plains in October following. He was living in Wallingford in 1790, when the census shows he had two males over sixteen, one under that age, and six females in his family. Later he went to Sheffield, Massachusetts, and finally to Salisbury, Herkimer County, New York. He married, Mary Bartholomew, who died July 2, 1844, aged eighty-six years. Children, born at Wallingford: 1. Roxana, September 25, 1777, died September 14. 1852; married Moses Rice (see Rice V). 2. Rosanna, April 14, 1782. 3. Mary, April 3, 1784. 4. Thaddeus R., July 23, 1786. 5. Julia, July 2, 1788. 6. Friend, January 27, 1792. 7. Atwater, December 17, 1795, of Salisbury, a prominent man in Herkimer County; a member of the assembly in 1831-39. 8. Betsey, April 19, 1798. 9. Abel, September 27, 1801. 10, Delia, September 4, 1806.

GOULD. The Lewis County family bearing the name Gould, descend from an early family of that name, who settled on Long Island, New York.

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(1) Christopher Gould, son of Long Island settler, was born there June, 1790, died in Lyons Falls, Lewis County, New York, August 7, 1882. When he was a small boy, his father died, leaving the mother, Annie (Brown) Gould, with a family of young children to maintain, rear and educate. She removed with them to Albany County, New York, where they grew to manhood, and the devoted mother died. The children were: 1. John. 2. Samuel. 3. Christopher. 4. Lydia. 5. Mary (Dolly). 6. Patience. Christopher learned the carpenter's trade, serving a regular apprenticeship under a competent instructor and became a finished expert mechanic. He served as a soldier in the War of 1812, and in 1829 he removed with his family to Lewis County, New York, making the journey in wagons loaded with their household and other effects. He settled in the town of Greig, and followed his trade there until 1859, when he removed to Lyons Falls, and there ended his days, dying in 1882, at the extreme age of ninety-two. He married, in 1815, Catherine Van Valkenburg, born in Mayfield, Albany County, New York, 1793, daughter of the early Dutch family of that name. Children: 1 & 2. Died in infancy. 3. Lydia Ann. 4. Gordias H., see forward. 5. Jesse. 6. Sarah. 7. Matilda. 8. Frank. 9. Minerva. 10. Theodore. 11. H. Amanda.

(II) Gordias H., son of Christopher and Catherine (Van Valkenburg) Gould, was born in Albany County, New York, September 12, 1818, died August 6, 1882, at Lyons Falls, Lewis County, New York. When the family removed to Lewis County, he was taken with them, being then eleven years of age. He learned the trade of wheelwright, then a most lucrative one, all grinding of grain for domestic use being done by immense revolving stones that required service of a wright. He was mechanically gifted and could do almost anything requiring the use of tools. He built the first steamboat ever seen on the Black River. He followed his trade and established in Lyons Falls a sash and blind factory. He was active in politics, but never sought public office. He married, in 1847, Mary, born August 26, 1825, daughter of Ebenezer Plumb. Children: 1. Gordias Henry P. 2. H. Anna. 3. Minnie E. 4. Sarah M. 5. Katie M.

(III) Hon. G. Henry P. Gould, only son and eldest child of Gordias and Mary (Plumb) Gould, was born at Lyons Falls, Lewis County, New York, June 10, 1848. He was educated at Fairfield, Herkimer County, and at Lowville Academy. He entered business life as bookkeeper for Synder Brothers of Port Leyden, where he remained three years, gaining valuable business experience. In 1869 he purchased a tract of timber on Moose River and manufactured lumber, conducting his own business until 1874, when he formed a co-partnership with the heirs of Lyman R. Lyons, and engaged extensively in lumber. They purchased the property formerly owned by Marshall and Henry Shedd, located near the junction of the Moose and Black Rivers, and prosecuted the business with vigor until 1877, when Mr. Gould leased the half interest of his partners and continued the business under his own name. In 1880 he built a mill and filled with the best modern machinery for the manufacture of wood pulp, from the abundant forests of spruce, in that locality. The pulp mill with a capacity of seven hundred and fifty tons of dry pulp yearly, and the sawmill an output of ten million feet of manufactured lumber yearly, rapidly laid the foundation of his large fortune. In 1891 he organized a company and purchased the paper mills at Port Leyden, and Fowlerville, Lewis County, to consume the output of his pulp mill. In 1893 the capital stock was increased, and another paper mill built, located at Lyons Falls. In 1906 the capital was increased two million dollars and all the mills in that vicinity were brought under one ownership and management. He is president and principal owner of the Gould Paper Company, and a large

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owner and president of the St. Regis Paper Company at Carthage, New York, with three paper mills and three pulp mills under his control, manufacturing white paper for newspaper and printing purposes, manila and fibre paper. The machinery used is of the newest and most perfect type, and the method of turning wood into paper is the most perfect that ingenuity can contrive and money procure. In the Lyons Falls mill is a fast-running electrically driven machine for the newspaper product that has not a duplicate anywhere in the world. One hundred tons of paper is finished every twenty-four hours. The company owns vast tracts of lumber, and Mr. Gould personally has large holdings in Canada. Without other aid than a far-seeing vision, indomitable courage and untiring energy, he has built up this vast business and one of the large fortunes of New York. Outside his manufacturing he has other business interest and official connection. He is president and director of the Glenfield and Western Railroad Company, a director of the First National Bank of Utica, and is interested in many companies and corporations not named. He is the largest employer of labor in northern New York, employing about five hundred in his mills alone. He is respected and loved by all with whom he comes in contact. His unostentatious charity is known only to those who administer it or are benefited. He is a firm and loyal friend. His beautiful home is an ornament to the picturesque region in which it is located, and Lewis County esteems him a model citizen. In public life he has been prominent and borne his share of public duty. A Democrat all his life, he stand high in the councils of his party. From his first entrance into public life as supervisor of the town Lyondale, which he held eight years, he has been an active vital force in Democratic Party life. In 1881 he was the candidate of his party for the state assembly against the most popular man in the Republican Party in that section, and a large adverse majority in the county against him; yet, he was elected, as he was again in 1885, 1891, and 1892. During his legislative career he was active and earnest in his efforts to secure wise and needed legislation, concerning waterways, forest preservation, game and fish protection. From the date of his admission to the assembly, his championship of measures affecting these vital subjects was intense. He served on the committee of fish and game, and succeeded in having a law passed codifying the fish and game laws of the state. As chairman of the committee on canals he had in charge a bill appropriating one million dollars for waterways improvements. He was intensely interested in the preservation of the Adirondack region and a material aid in passing the "Adirondack Preserve" bill of 1892. His legislative career was an honorable on and reflects credit upon his constituents as well as upon himself. He was a candidate for presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1888. In party conventions he is always a delegate and called to councils of the party leaders. He was a delegate in 1882, to the Syracuse convention that placed Grover Cleveland in nomination for governor of New York, and to the national convention of 1884, that gave him to the national party as their standard-bearer for president of the United States, and the first successful candidate of the party since James Buchanan. With his Democracy unquestioned and a record of uncompromising loyalty to the party, he declared for "sound money" repudiated the candidates of the regular convention in 1896, and supported Palmer and Buckner, the gold candidates of the party, and again in 1900 advocated the election of President McKinley, again repudiating the platform of the Kansas City convention and its candidates. He made his declaration of revolt against what he believed to be false doctrine, not quietly or to friends, but in open regular party convention where all could know his sentiments. He enjoys the friend-

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ship of every Democrat of prominence in the state, and is respected for his political independence and manly opposition to what he believed wrong. He is a member of Port Leyden Lodge, F. and A. M.

He married (first), September 15, 1870, Elizabeth Pritchard, born at Steuben, Oneida County, New York, in 1846, died 1893, who bore him three children. he married (second), December 14, 1894, Nellie Church, of Lyons Falls, who died in 1900. Children: 1. Lua E., born August 15, 1871, married Louis E. Babcock. 2. Harry P., July 22, 1873; married May, daughter of R. I. Richardson, of Lowville, New York; one son, Gordon Harry Pritchard. 3. Anna C., May 12, 1880, died March 6, 1881. 4. Eleanor C., December 20, 1895.

WHITAKER. Whitaker is an old English surname, originally meaning White-acre, and the name of a locality. Whitakers settled in Virginia among the first comers. George Whitacre was on a ship bound for Virginia in May, 1654. Rev. Alexander, the apostle, accompanied Sir Thomas Dale to Virginia in 1611, baptized Pocohontas in 1614, and married her to Rolfe; he was drowned in the James River in 1616, Edward Whitaker was grantee of land in Virginia in 1638; Captain William Whitaker and Richard appear to be his sons. Descendants of Richard are numerous in Enfield, North Carolina. The fact that some pioneers went from Virginia to Haverhill, where Abraham Whitaker settled in Massachusetts, and that other went from Haverhill to Virginia lends support to the belief that the Whitakers of Virginia and Massachusetts were related. The surname is variously spelled Whittier, Whitehair, Whityeare, Whiteyear and Whittaker. Several of the name were early settlers in Massachusetts Bay colony.

(I)Richard Whitaker, immigrant ancestor o this branch, was in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, before 1662. He married Robba --------. Very little else is known of him. Children, born at Rehoboth: 1. Nathaniel, august 16, 1661; lived at Rehoboth. 2. John, September, 1663. 3. Mary, August 23, 1666. 4. Samuel, May 15, 1669. 5. Rebecca, March 15, 1672. 6. Mehitable, December 27, 1674. 7. Ephraim, January 27, 1679. 8. Daniel, mentioned below. 9. Noah, January 31, 1683.

(II) Daniel, son of Richard Whitaker, was born in 1680 or earlier, and settled at Rehoboth. He married there, April 16, 1703, Mary, daughter of Nathaniel and Experience Chaffee. Children, born at Rehoboth: 1. Ephraim, February 8, 1703-04, died 1804. 2. Hannah, March 28, 1705. 3. Mary, August 24, 1706. 4. Daniel, February 11, 1707-08. 5. Dorothy, August 24, 1709. 6. Seth, April 11, 1741. 7. Ebenezer, mentioned below. 8. Joseph, February 3, 1715-16. 9. Ann, October 30, 1717.

(III) Ebenezer, son of Daniel Whitaker, was born at Rehoboth, April 29, 1713. He married, at Rehoboth, November 14, 1745, Amie, born February 2, 1723-24, at Attleboro, formerly part of Rehoboth, daughter of Noah carpenter, and granddaughter of Captain William and Sarah (Johnson) Carpenter. Noah was March 28, 1672. Sarah was daughter of William and granddaughter of Captain Edward Johnson, of Woburn, Massachusetts. Captain Edward Johnson was a prominent citizen, deputy to the general court. Children of Ebenezer Whitaker, born at Rehoboth: 1. William, January 16, 1745-46. 2. Ebenezer, September 2, 1747. 3. Ephraim, December 4, 1749. 4. Zachariah, July 8, 1754. 5. Lidia, January 8, 1757.

(IV) William, son of Ebenezer Whitaker, was born at Rehoboth, January 16, 1745-46. He married Amy Clemmence. Shortly before the Revolution and about the time of his marriage he settled at Chazy, New York. When a mere boy he served in the French and Indian War of 1758-59. At one time he was

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A messenger from the commander of old Fort Stanwix (now Rome, New York) to the commander of Fort Schuyler, (now Utica, New York), making the journey by night to avoid the hostile Indians He was also a soldier in the Revolution and took part in the battle of Bennington under general John Stark. Amy (Clemmence) Whitaker, his wife, was one of the officers of the company or "regiment" of ladies in Cheshire, who made the "big cheese" presented through Elder John Leland to President Jefferson. They had five sons and four daughters.

(V) Clemmence, son of William Whitaker, was born at Chazy, New York, December 18, 1779. His boyhood was one of hard toil, assisting his father, whose burdens were such as usually fell to the lot of the pioneer of limited means and a large family. His schooling was limited to a few months in the district school, but like many others under the same circumstances he educated himself and became a man of quick wit, sound judgment, large intelligence and extensive information. Soon after he came of age he left home and located at Trenton, Oneida County, New York, in March, 1801, and there resided for thirty-four years. In April, 1835, he removed to Martinsburg, New York, where he lived until death, February 28, 1872. He was interested in public affairs all his active lie, and at times exerted a large and wholesome influence in the politics of the county. he was elected a state elector in 844, and cast his vote for Polk and Dallas, but in general he was content to work for the policies and candidates of his party, seeking no office nor reward. He was for a time in the service in the War of 1812. His chief characteristics were indomitable will and stern integrity. He was positive and direct in his dealings with men, yet eminently social. These traits combined with close financiering and perseverance made him successful in his life beyond the average of men. This sternness and natural impulsive temperament gave him at times, in the minds of those not well acquainted with him, the appearance of an unfeeling and uncharitable man. But those who knew him well discovered beneath the apparent rough exterior a generosity and benevolence as intense and active as his nature was positive. No one excelled him in genuine charity or hatred of its exhibition to be seen of men. While he had no special praise to bestow on those who simply performed their special duty in whatever station they occupied, he was unstinted in his denunciations of corruption, dishonesty and crime wherever found. He was a fervent devoted friend and a cold, unyielding and unforgiving enemy" He married, Alice Hall, born April 16, 1777, died March 4, 1847. Children: 1. Jerome, born May 25, 1806. 2. Anna, January 22, 1808, died April 6, 1852. 3. George, October 12, 1809. 4. Samuel, November 12, 1811, died June, 1813. 5. Winfield Scott, December 21, 1813; died February 29, 1872. 6. William, December 10, 1815; died March 21, 1879. 7. Daniel, April 14, 1818; mentioned below. 8. Romanie, March 17, 1821; died March 8, 1825.

(VI) Daniel (2), son of Clemmence Whitaker, was born April 14, 1818, at Trenton, Oneida County, and was educated in the common schools of that section. He took up the occupation of farming and came to Martinsburg, where he lived until his death, June 23, 1887. He inherited many of the traits and business characteristics of his father and was successful in his affairs. He gained the friendship and respect of all who came to know him. He took more than an ordinary interest in agriculture and was a director and president of the Lewis County Agricultural society for many years. he married, April 10, 1849, Ruth Ann, born September 23, 1821, died September 14, 1882, daughter of Isaac and Lydia (Wood) Powell, of Trenton, formerly of Lanesborough, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He married (second) Emma C.

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Butler, born November 24, 1845, died May 19, 1900. Children: 1. Daniel Fremont, born February 9, 1850; died May 11, 1862. 2. Addie Louisa, December 4, 1858, died February 21, 1859. 3. Mary Alice, March 2, 1860.

 

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