Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
Pages 477-484

William Richard Cutter, A. M.
Editorial Supervisor

Online Edition by Holice, Deb & Pam


CLARK. Daniel Clark was one of the early settlers of Dexter, a village in the town of Brownville, which was named for the first settler, Jacob Brown (1798). From there Clark went to Clairmont, New York.

(II) Edwin S., son of Daniel Clark, was born in Clairmont, New York, in 1832. He had a common school education, and was a merchant during his active life. He is a member of the Universalist Church, and has always taken an active part in church affairs. He is a member of the local lodge of Free Masons. He is a director of the Watertown Bank and Loan Company. He married Abby Vincent, born in northern New York, daughter of Nicholas Vincent. Children: 1. Brayton R., born January 12, 1857, mentioned below. 2. Herbert V., December, 1860. 3. Emma, born 1869, married L. F. Lehr. 4. Elizabeth, born about 1864, died at the age of fourteen. 5. Frank B., born 1874. 6. Charles, died in infancy.

(III) Brayton R., son of Edwin S. Clark, was born in Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York, January 12, 1857. He was educated in the public schools and at Watertown high school. He then accepted a position as clerk in a general store at Dexter, New York, and after fourteen years purchased the business of his employer, in partnership with his brother, Herbert V. Clark. The firm conducted the business for six years, and at the end oft his period Brayton R. Clark, retired from the firm to engage in the manufacture of pulp and paper at Malone, New York. He has been very successful in business, and owns an interest in a number of paper mills in this section, all of which he had rebuilt and given them a new impetus, having a total output of one hundred tons daily.

In politics he is a Republican. He is active and influential in public affairs, and in 1908-09-10 was mayor of the city of Malone. He is a director of People's Bank of Malone. He is a member of the Universalist Church of Dexter. He is a prominent Free Mason, a member of Northern Constellation Lodge, No. 291, of Malone, Northern Constellation Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of Franklin Commandery, No. 60, Knights Templar; of Karnack Temple, Mystic Shrine, of Montreal; also a member of Dexter Lodge of Odd Fellows, of which he is past noble grand.

He married March 19, 1879, Hattie B. Webb, born in Jefferson County, New York, in the town of Loraine, daughter of Albert and Cordelia Webb. They have one child, Charles H., born February 16, 1900.

SPRAGUE. The Sprague family is of ancient English origin. In Prince's chronology we read: "Among those who arrived at Naumkeag are Ralph Sprague, with his brothers, Richard and William, who with three or four were by governor Endicott employed to explore and take possession of the country westward. They traveled through the wood to Charlestown, on a neck of land called Mishawum, between the Mystic and Charles Rivers, full of Indians called Aberginians, with whom they made peace." Edward Everett, in his address commemorative of the bi-centennial of the arrival of Winthrop at Charlestown, said: "Ralph, Richard and William Sprague are the founders of the settlement in this place, and were persons of substance and enterprise, excellent citizens, generous benefactors, and the head of a very large and respectable family of descendants."

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(I) Edward Sprague, father of the American pioneers, lived at Upway, Dorsetshire, England, where he died in 1614. He was a fuller by trade. Earlier in life he lived at Fordington, Dorsetshire. He married Christiana --------------. His will was proved June 6, 1614, in the prerogative court at Canterbury. Copies of the will made at that time are still in possession of the family in America. Children: 1. Ralph, mentioned below. 2. Alice. 3. Edward. 4. Richard, came to new England, captain of the train band, left no children. 5. Christopher. 6. William, lived in Charlestown and Hingham, Massachusetts, held various offices of trust and had many descendants in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

(II) Ralph, son of Edward Sprague, was born in Dorsetshire, England. He was about twenty-two years old when he came to this country. He was on what is thought to have been the first jury empanelled in this country. He was lieutenant of the train band. He was admitted a freeman May 18, 1631; appointed by the general court constable of Watertown in 1630; deputy to general court in 1635, and afterward. He removed to the part of Charlestown that was set off as Malden. He died November, 1650. The distribution of his estate was made February 6, 1650-51, to widow Joanna and children John, Samuel, Mary and Phinehas. The widow married Edward Converse. He married Joane, daughter of Richard Warren, of Fordington, England, who left legacies to her and her children. She gave a power of attorney to John Holland of Tinckleton, England, to collect these bequests. She was a member of the Charlestown and later of the Malden Church. Descendants of Ralph located at Lebanon, Connecticut.

(V) William, descendant of Ralph Sprague and Edward Sprague (I), was probably born in Lebanon, Connecticut, and settled in Ballstown, Albany County, New York, where he was living with his family in 1790, according to the first federal census.

(VI) William (2), son of William (1) Sprague, was born probably at Hopewell, near Canandaigua, New York, and probably died at buffalo, New York. He married Desire Benham. Children: 1. Henry Benham, whose daughter Anna B., is living at Connersville, Indiana. 2. John Cromwell, mentioned below. 3. William. Also six daughters: 4. Nancy, married Mr. Lampman. 5. Mary, married a Mr. Frazier. 6. Lizzie, died young. 7. Rebecca, married General Stager. 7. Emily, married Joshua Case. 8. Another, who married a Mr. Gregory.

(VII) John Cromwell, son of William Sprague, was born in Canandaigua, New York, in 1828, and died at Ogdensburg, New York, 1905. He was educated in the public schools of his native town. He left home when he was but twelve years old and learned the business of druggist and pharmacist. He lived in Syracuse, but came to Ogdensburg before he was of age and lived there the rest of his life. He embarked in business on his own account in a drug store at Ogdensburg, which, after a time, he sold, and entered the book business. Afterwards he resumed the drug business, and retired after a long and successful career, a few years before his death. He was a Democrat in politics. He was a member of the local lodge of Free Masons, and for thirty years he was vestryman of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Ogdensburg. He married, in 1859, Ellen Mary, daughter of Alden and Ellen (Baldwin) Vilas, of Ogdensburg. (See Vilas)

(VIII) William Cromwell, son of John Cromwell Sprague, was born in Ogdensburg, October 10, 1864. He was educated there in private schools, St. Paul's school, Concord, New Hampshire, St. Luke's school, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and at Yale College, from which he was graduated in the class of 1886 with the degree of A. B. He entered the employ of the Standard Oil Company, and is at present the representative of that concern in Northern China, with headquarters at Shanghai, having filled this position since 1906. He married Josephine Elyea, of Leroy, New York. They have one child, Edward Cromwell, born November 10, 1901.

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(The Vilas Line).

The surname Vilas is identical with Viles, and belongs to an old English family of Norman origin. The surname Viall, or Vyall, was spelled with similar variations in the early records in New England, and appears to be the same or a kindred name.

(I) Peter Vilas, immigrant ancestor, son of Noah Vilas, was born in England, February 24, 1704, and died April 21, 1756. A peter Vilas married at Boston, March 25, 1709, Hannah Colman, and from the similarity of the name and the fact that the surname was very uncommon in both England and America, it is probably that he was an uncle or near relative of the immigrant. John Vilas settled in Waltham, and a Joseph Vilas was in the Revolution and reside in Boston. They may have been relatives also, as they all lived in the same locality. Peter Vilas married Mercy Gay, born February 17, 1697, died August 15, 1770. She was said to have been of French descent, and was daughter of John and Mary Gay.

(II) Noah, only child of Peter Vilas, was born November 2, 1733, and died September 17, 1799. He settled first in Hopkintown, Massachusetts, and removed early in life to Alstead, New Hampshire. He removed to Grafton, Massachusetts, where most of his children were born. His diary is extant. He married, July 24, 1760, Abigail Baker, born March 28, 1735, died July 10, 1808, daughter of Gideon and Priscilla Baker. Children: 1. Joseph, born April 20, 1761. 2. Noah, February 1, 1763. 3. Samuel, September 12, 1764. 4. Nathaniel, October 12, 1766. 5. Aaron, September 7, 1768, mentioned below. 6. Moses, March 19, 1771. 7. Daughter, born and died March 7, 1773. 8. Abigail, born January 25, 1775.

(III) Aaron, son of Noah Vilas, was born in Grafton, September 7, 1768, and died at East Farnham, Canada, January 20, 1862. He removed at the age of fourteen to Alstead, New Hampshire, where he remained sixteen years. From there he removed to Derby, Vermont, and thence to East Farnham, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was a farmer, and a prominent member of the Free-Will Baptist Church. He married March 17, 1802, Deborah Spencer, born March 19, 1770, died March 24, 859. Children: 1. Oreb, born January 7, 1803. 2. Polly, March 22, 1804. 3. Alden, July 13, 1806, mentioned below. 4. Aaron, October 9, 1810. 5. Ruby, October 25, 1812.

(IV) Alden, son of Aaron Vilas, was born in Derby, Vermont, July 13, 1806, and died September 26, 1899. He removed to Ogdensburg, New York, early in 1822, traveling most of the way from the head of Lake Memphremagog to the foot, on the ice, and thence to Montreal on foot, through Prescott, Ontario, across the St. Lawrence River to Ogdensburg. He was engaged with his cousin in the tanning business until 1831. At the expiration of that time he centered all his interests in the boot and shoe business on Ford Street, which he carried on in connection with the tanning business, after January 1, 1831. He was one of the best citizens of Ogdensburg, upright in business, and the friend of all measures tending to benefit the city. He married, April 27, 1837, Ellen Baldwin, born August 19, 1819, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (chandler) Baldwin. Children: 1. Ellen Mary, born in Ogdensburg, August 14, 1838; married

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at St. John's Church, Ogdensburg, August 31, 1859, John Cromwell Sprague, born November 25, 1828, son of William and Desire (Benham) Sprague. (See Sprague) 2. Harriet L., died at sixteen years of age. 3. Charles Alden, served in 142d. Regiment in the Civil War, and shortly after died from effects f exposure during his service. 4. Sarah F., widow of Dr. D. E. Southwick, resides in California. 5. Willis Spencer, died September 10, 1869, aged twenty-three. 6. Elizabeth, widow of S. Wright Holcomb, resided in Los Angeles, California. 7. Edwin Baldwin, died February 2, 1878. 8. Henry L., died in 1891. 9. Annie Aurelia, spinster, of Ogdensburg. 10, Jennie Louise, wife of Calvin Vilas, reside in Seattle, Washington.

SPRAGUE. Francis Sprague, immigrant ancestor, was born in England, and came to Plymouth, in 1623. He was a taxpayer there in 1632, and was admitted a freeman June 17, 1637. He settled in Duxbury, in 1632, near the part called the Nook. In 1640 he had land on the North River. He sold land at Duxbury, April 1, 1644, to his son-in-law, William Lawrence. Anna and Mercy Sprague had shares in the division of cattle in 1627. He was a proprietor of Bridgewater in 1645. Children: 1. John. 2. Anna,. 3. Mary. 4. Mercy, who married William Tubbs, and 4. a daughter who married William Lawrence.

(II) John, son of Francis Sprague, was born about 1630, at Plymouth or Duxbury, died at Duxbury in 1676. He married, in 1655, Ruth Bennett. They lived at Marshfield. He was a soldier in King Philip's War, in Captain Michael Pierce's Company, and was killed at Pawtucket, March 26, 1676. Children; 1. John, mentioned below. 2. William. 3. Samuel. 4. Eliza. 5. Ruth, born February 12, 1659. 6. Desire. 7. Dorcas, married January 10, 1673, Joseph Hatch.

(III) John (2), son of John (1) Sprague, was born at Duxbury, about 1660. He was a constable there in 1692. He resided there 1684-1701. He went to Lebanon, Connecticut. He married Lydia -------------. Children: 1. John. 2. Ephraim, born March 15, 1685. 3. Benjamin, mentioned below.

(IV) Benjamin, son of John (2) Sprague, was born at Duxbury, July 15, 1686. He removed to Lebanon, Connecticut. He married (first) December 29, 1707, Mary Woodworth; (second) Abigail Tisdale, of Taunton, who had by her first marriage Elkanah and Elijah Tisdale. Children of first wife, born at Lebanon: 1. John, September 5, 1709. 2. Eliakim, October 10, 1711. 3. Mary, March 5, 1713. 4. William, September 29, 1715. 5. Phineas, September 5, 1717. 6. Jerusha, October 2, 1720. 7. Benjamin, June 5, 1725. Children of second wife: 8. Silas, January 3, 1727, 9. Abigail, November 23, 1729. 10. Elkanah, January 25, 1732. 11. Minor, March 5, 1734. 12. Lydia, March 20, 1736. 13. Esther, March 3, 1738. 14. Mary, September 10. 1740.

(V) John (3), son of Benjamin Sprague, was born /September 5, 1709, at Lebanon, Connecticut.

(VI) John (4), son or nephew of John (3) Sprague, was born at or near Lebanon. He settled in Randolph, Orange County, Vermont. In 1790 there were living in Randolph, according to the first federal census, William Sprague, who had two sons under sixteen and two females in his family, Jonathan, who had two makes over sixteen and two under that age, besides five females. Jonathan was a soldier in the Revolution, from Vermont. John, Jonathan, and William were probably sons of John.

(VII) John (3), son of John (4) Sprague, was born in Connecticut, or Randolph, Vermont. He lived at Randolph and was a farmer. He married Sally Story. Children, born at Randolph: 1. John Leonard, mentioned below. 2. Sally, married, 1837, Gilbert Morrill.

(VIII) John Leonard, son of John (5) Sprague, was born in Randolph, Vermont, and settled in his native town. He was a prominent citizen and a prosperous farmer. He married Emily Goss. Children: 1. Richard. 2. John Z. 3. Prentiss L. 4. Francis C. 5. Mina. 6. Foster Goss, mentioned below.

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(IX) Foster Goss, son of John Leonard Sprague, was born in Randolph, in 1854, and has always lived there. He received a common school education. During his boyhood he worked on his father's farm. He engaged in East Randolph, Vermont, and has continued with much success to the present time. His son, Harry F., is in partnership with him under the firm name of Sprague & Sprague. In politics he is a Democrat, and in religion a Universalist. He has been justice of the peace for a number of years. He married, in 1872, Abbie Pearsons, born 1854, daughter of Leonard and Amanda Pearsons. Children: 1. Harry f., of the firm of Sprague & Sprague; married Gertrude Greaves; children: i. Dorothy, ii. Harry, iii. Arthur, iv. Richard, and v. Emily. 2. Leonard Pearsons, mentioned below. 3. Ruth A., resides with her parents.

(X) Dr. Leonard Pearsons Sprague, son of Foster Goss Sprague, was born in Tunbridge, Vermont, August 22, 1870. He attended the public schools and the State Normal State at Randolph, from which he was graduated in 1898. He entered the University of Vermont and graduated in the class of 1902 with the degree of B. S., and continued his studies, receiving the degree of M. S. in 1905, and M. D. in 1906. He accepted an appointment in the Mary Fletcher Hospital, and was for two years and a half connected with the laboratory of hygiene of the State Board of Health. He began to practice in June, 1909, at Chateaugay, New York. He is a member of the Vermont Medical Association, the American Medical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He belongs to several college fraternities, Kappa Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa, and Delta Mu. In politics he is independent. He attends the Presbyterian Church.

He married, February 22, 1907, Maud Thurber, of Belmont, New York, daughter of Dr. Elmer E. and Jennie (Holy) Thurber. They have no children.

BELL. This is a name frequently found among the Scotch people, and is among those which came to New England in the eighteenth century by way of northern Ireland, and which has been distinguished in literature, war, magistracy, in the church, and all the private and public walks of life. the family herein treated came directly from Scotland, and is worthily connected with the history of Northern New York.

(I) John Bell, born in Jedborough, Scotland, came to America in 1817, and located at Ogdensburg, New York. He was a man of advanced years, and died soon after arriving in this country. He had children, among which was George, mentioned below.

(II) George, son of John Bell, was a native of Jedborough, and came with his father to this country, settling at Ogdensburg, New York. He was an educated man, and had worked at shipbuilding in his native land. He married Isabella Eliot, and had children; 1. John. 2. George R. 3. Eliot.

(III) George Rutherford, son of George and Isabella (Eliot) Bell, was born in 1816, in Jedborough, and was only one year old when he came with his parents to America. he had few educational advantages, but was observant and studious, becoming self-educated and well-informed. He was apprenticed to an uncle, brother of his mother, to learn the watchmaker's trade, and subsequently joined his elder brother in establishing a watchmaking business in Ogdensburg, New York, under the style of J. and G. R. Bell, which continued as long as both of them lived. The death of the junior partner occurred in Ogdensburg in 1895. During the last forty years of his life he was an elder in the Presbyterian Church of

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Ogdensburg, and he served his home city as a member of the board of aldermen. In early life he was a Whig, and became a Republican on the organization of the party. A just man in very department of life, he was naturally an enemy of slavery, and gave all his influence toward its abolition in this country. Every uplifting influence received his encouragement and support, and he was respected in the community as a good citizen. He married (first) a Miss Seely, who died leaving a daughter, Isabelle, who died at the age of twenty-five years. He married (second) Ellen E. Howe, born 1830, died December 12, 1882, daughter of Nathan Howe, who came from Vermont to Canton, New York, later settled at Ogdensburg,. She was the mother of three sons: John E., Willard N., and Charles O. R., see forward.

(IV) John Eliot, eldest child of George R. and Ellen E. (Howe) Bell, was born November 14, 1854, in Ogdensburg, and was educated in the schools of that town. With his father he learned the watchmaking and jewelry business, and was identified with his father in bushiness up to the time of the death of the latter. He was manager of the business until 1876, when it was turned over to him, and until 1904 he continued in that line and then sold out to H. L. McCarter. Since that year he has given his attention solely to the optical business. He is an Episcopalian and a member of Ogdensburg Lodge, No. 228, Free and Accepted Masons, and Ogdensburg Chapter, Royal Arch Masons. He married, August 28, 1878, Fannie, daughter of Sydney Smith Waite, of Hammond, New York. (See Waite VIII). They have had two children: George and Helen, the former of whom is now deceased, the daughter residing with her parents.

(IV) Willard Nathan, second son of George R. and Ellen E. (Howe) Bell, was born July 2, 1857, in Ogdensburg, and was educated in the city's public schools, graduating from the high school in 1875. For four years he was a student at the Homeopathic Medical College of New York, graduating in 1882, and his first year of practice was in that city. He settled at Ogdensburg in 1883 and continued in very successful general practice thirteen years. He subsequently went to Vienna and spent a year in special study of the eye and ear, and has since given up general practice, having a large list of patients in his specialty. His reputation is widely known, and he enjoys a steadily increasing business. Dr. Bell is genial in nature, cultivated and courteous, and the number of his personal friends is limited only b y the extent of his acquaintance. He is an earnest Republican, and has served ten years on the city board of education, and is a member of the water board at the present time. He is a director of the Ogdensburg Loan Association, and identified with other leading interest of the city, a member of Ogdensburg Lodge, No. 228, ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and of the local chapter, Royal Arch Masons, and also a trustee of the Presbyterian Church. He married October 8, 1884, Harriet Seymour, daughter of Walter B. Allen, of Ogdensburg. They have two sons, Walter Allen, born April 12, 1887, in Ogdensburg, was educated in the local schools and Hamilton College, and is now engaged in the retail business in his native city. George Allen, born October 11, 1888, received the same education as his brother and is now identified with the firm of Bill, Bell & Company.

(IV) Charles Owen Redington, youngest son of George R. and Ellen E. (Howe) Bell, was born June 20, 1861, in Ogdensburg, and educated in the schools of the town. On leaving school he entered his father's store and learned the jeweler's trade, which he followed five years as a journeyman. In 1884 he became identified with the firm of Rodee & Bill, millers, as traveling salesman, and his connection has never been severed. After serving the interests of the concern faithfully for seven years, he

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was admitted as a partner in 1891, and the firm became Rodee, Bill and Company, and the business was incorporated in 1904 under that title, with C. O. R. Bell as vice-president and treasurer. He still fills this position, and his energy and business enterprise have contributed to the maintenance of the high reputation which the establishment enjoys. Mr. Bell is active in other interests, and a helpful citizen of his town, being a director of the National Bank of Ogdensburg, president of the Business Men's Association, of Ogdensburg, and a member of the Ogdensburg and Century clubs. He is a trustee of the Presbyterian Church of Ogdensburg, and a member of Ogdensburg Lodge, No. 128, Free and Accepted Masons, and of St. Lawrence Chapter, Royal Arch Masons. While deeply interested in the welfare of his country and the progress of his home community, he takes an independent position in politics, and yields obedience to no partisan mandate. He married, in 1890, Lucy McCrea, daughter of Henry Starr and Harriet (Waite) Easton, of Fargo, North Dakota. Harriett (Waite) Easton was a daughter of Sydney smith and Julia (Pond) Waite, and sister of Fannie (Waite) Bell.

WAITE. In the old English this is a word meaning minstrel, and it has come down from the time of William the conqueror in such usage. Those who came in with the conquest were attached to the courts of kings and noblemen, and in course of time the word came into use as a surname, like many other occupative names in England. It is found in the early records with a great variety of spellings, such as Wayt, Waiet, Weight, Wayte, Wayghte, Waighte and Waite. The name is said to have been derived from the German, wacht, signifying watch, and was applied to a watchman, which was later applied to the minstrels in England. For many years in London, the Christmas Waits had certain rights which were purchased from the proper officials and were protected against infringement by others within their especial territory. The earliest known of the name was Ralph de Waiet. In 13154 Ricardus le Wayte, of county Warwick, England, was escheator of Berks, Wilts, Oxford, Bedford and Bucks counties. His descendants continued to spell the name in the same form, and it was not until immigrants came to America that it was spelled with an i. the family was numerously represented in southern England and North Wales. There is a tradition that its removal to this country was made by three brothers, who were set upon while caring for their herds of cattle by a press gang. Having succeeded in fighting off those who south to capture them, they sold their cattle and immediately took passage for America. One of these, who founded the Watertown family, and most of his descendants, spelled the name Waite. The early ancestors of the Rhode Island family did not use the final e.

(I) Thomas Wait, born in 1601, arrived with his brothers at Plymouth, Massachusetts and settled at Portsmouth, Rhode Island, in 1638. This was then called Pocasset, and the name was changed the next year to Portsmouth. He had a house lot there July 1, 1639, and was made freeman at new port, March 16, 1641. He was also made freeman at Boston, October 8, 1640. On April 3, 1661, he bought land at Acushnet and Cohasset, Massachusetts, and was spoken of as a husbandman. He died after April, 1677, and had children: 1. Samuel. 2. Joseph. 3. (Probably_ Benjamin. 4. Jeremiah. 5. Thomas. 6. Mary. 7. Reuben.

(II) Reuben, youngest child of Thomas Wait, resided at Portsmouth, where he died October 7, 1707. In 1685 he was a proprietor of Dartmouth, and his will was proved October 11, 1707. His property was valued at two hundred and seventy-one pounds ten shillings and four pence, of

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which the land was valued at one hundred and fifty pounds. He married, in 1661, Tabitha, daughter of John and Jane (Kirby) Lounders. Children: 1. Thomas. 2. Eleanor. 3. Benjamin. 4. Joseph. 5. Abigail. 6. Reuben. 7. Tabitha. 8. Jeremiah.

(III) Thomas (20, eldest son of Reuben and Tabitha (Lounders) Wait, was born April 23, 1683, and was made a freeman at Newport, in May, 1732. He married January 25, 1711, Mary, born august 22, 1689, daughter of Joseph and Mehetabel (Fish) Tripp. Children: 1. John. 2. Reuben. 3. Thomas. 4. Mary. 5. Meribah. 6. Mehetabel. 7. Martha. 8. Alice

(IV) Thomas (3), eldest child of Thomas (2) and Mary (Tripp) Wait, was born February 29, 1716, died 1790. He was a freeman at Newport in February, 1738. He married, June 6, 1743, at West Greenwich, Rhode Island, Tabitha, second daughter of Jeremiah and Judith Ellis, of that town, born 1721. After his death she removed to Petersburg, New York, with her son, Rufus, and there died in 1813. Children: 1. Gideon. 2. Jeremiah. 3. Thomas. 4. Mary. 5. Lydia. 6. Peleg. 7. Rufus. 8. Alice.

(V) Gideon Waite, eldest child of Thomas (3) and Tabitha (Ellis) Wait, was born March 3, 1745, died April 1, 1808. He probably resided in West Greenwich, and was third justice of the court of common pleas for Kent County, Rhode Island, in 1787 and second justice in 1789. He married, April 6, 1766, Lois, daughter of Peleg Tripp, of West Greenwich, born august 3, 1746, died October 21, 1822. Of their thirteen children, one died in infancy. The others were: 2. Dorcas. 3. Eunice. 4. Silas. 5. Jeremiah. 6. Simon. 7. Thomas 8. Gideon. 9. Reynolds. 10. Benjamin. 11, Lois., 12. Steven. 13. Hanna.

(VI) Simon, third son of Gideon and Lois (Tripp) Waite, was born February 23, 1775, in Rhode Island, died November 22, 1860, at Hammond, Saint Lawrence County, New York, where he resided most of his life. He married Hannah Reynolds,. Children: 1. Nelson. 2. Eunice. 3. Almira. 4. Sydney S. 5. Thomas. 6. Benjamin. 7. Reynolds.

(VII) Sydney Smith, second son of Simon and Hannah (Reynolds) Waite, was born June 6, 1807, at West Greenwich, Rhode Island, died January 20, 1881, in Hammond, New York. He settled at Hammond when a young man, and spent most of his life there, engaged in agriculture. He married, 1831, Julia, daughter of Sylvester and Almira Pond, of Vergennes, Vermont. She was born June 9, 1813, died January 3, 1896. Children: 1. Mary. 2. Harriet. 3. Sylvester. 4. Isadore. 5. Fannie, and four that died in infancy.

(VIII) Fannie, third daughter of Sydney Smith and Julia (Pond) Waite, was born December 23, 1855, in Hammond; married, august 28, 1878, John Eliot Bell, of Ogdensburg. (see Bell IV).


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