Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
Pages 484-492

William Richard Cutter, A. M.
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ALLEN. This is one of the names most frequently met in the United States, and is represented by many distinct families. Its use arises from the Christian name, which is very ancient. In the roll of battle Abbey, Fitz-Aleyne (son of Allen) appears, and the name comes down through the ages to the present. Alan, the constable of Scotland and Lord of Galloway and Cunningham, died in 1234. One of the first using Allen as a surname was Thomas Allen, sheriff of London, in 1414. Sir John Allen was mayor of London in 1524, Sir William Allen in 1571, and Sir Thomas Alleyne in 1659. Edward Allen (1566-1626), a distinguished actor and friend of Shakespeare and Ben Johnson, founded in 1619 Dulwich College, with the stipulation that the master and secretary must always bear the name of Allen, and this curious condition has been easily fulfilled through the plentitude of scholars of the name. There are no less than fifty-five coats-of-arms of separate and distinct families of Allen in the United Kingdom, besides twenty others of different spellings.

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There were more than a score of emigrants of this surname, from almost as many different families, who left England before 1650 to settle in New England.

(I) Walter Allen was an early resident of Newbury, Massachusetts, living there in 1640, and became one of the proprietors of Watertown, same colony, where he settled before 1662. In 1663 he was a member of the coroner's jury. He sold his house and land in Watertown, April 20, 1665, and bought sixty acres in Watertown Farms, now Weston, June 7, following. This was near the Concord boundary, and in 1669 he bought for forty pounds two hundred acres. By deed of gift, October 1, 1673, he passed his lands to sons, Daniel and Joseph, and moved to Charlestown, where he was a "haberdasher of hats," and died July 8, 1681. The inventory of his estate summed up three hundred and twelve pounds, and his will mentions, besides the Mayhew farm of two hundred acres near the Sudbury line, a farm of seventy-five acres; six acres of meadow; two acres of "dividend land," mansion and orchard in Charlestown; and one hundred acres in Haverhill. The baptismal name of his first wife was Rebecca. He married (second) November 29, 1678, at Charlestown, Abigail Rogers. Children: 1. John. 2. Daniel. 3. Joseph. 4. Benjamin, the last name born in Newbury.

(II) John, probably eldest son of Walter and Rebecca Allen was born in England and resided in Newbury until 1662. He died December 1, 1711, in Sudbury, Massachusetts, whither he removed on leaving Newbury. He was a tailor by trade, and followed that occupation, in addition to farming on his land, which is in what is now Wayland, Massachusetts. In 1676 he lost sixty pounds by depredations of Indians, and in 1688 was a sort of minute-man in an organization for defense. His first wife, Sarah, died January 12, 1702, and he married (second) Mary, surname unknown, who died august 30, 1727. Children born of first wife: 1. Deborah. 2. John. 3. Samuel. 4. Joseph. 5. Benjamin. 6. Rebecca. 7. Thomas. 8. Sarah.

(III) Benjamin, fourth son of John and Sarah Allen, was born January 30, 1662, in Newbury, and died August 30, 1721, at Watertown Farms, where he engaged in agriculture. He married Frances, daughter of Thomas and Mary rice, born February 3, 1671, in Weston, died there in 1767. Children: 1. Thomas. 2. Frances. 3. Grace. 4. Jonas. 5. Zebediah. 6. Benjamin.

(IV) Jonas, second son of Benjamin and Frances (Rice) Allen, was born November 1, 1699, in Weston, and removed from that town before 1750 to Acton, Massachusetts. He married, August 18, 1725, in Weston, Elizabeth Brazier, of Charlestown. Children: 1. James. 2. Jonas. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Frances. 5. Sarah. 6. Benjamin.

(V) James, eldest son of Jonas and Elizabeth (Brazier) Allen, was born April 14, 1721, in Weston, and resided in Concord, Acton and Littleton, Massachusetts. He had wife Ruth and children: 1. Molly. 2. John. 3. James. 4. Stephen. 5. Betty. 6. Lucy.

(VI) James (2), second son of James (1) and Ruth Allen, was born June 1, 1752, in Littleton, resided in Mendon, Massachusetts, until old age, and died in Brandon, Vermont, March, 1857. He married Phebe, daughter of James and Jemima (cook) Thayer.

(VII) Elijah Ball, son of James (20 and Phebe (Thayer) Allen, was born April 17, 1791, in Mendon, and died in Ogdensburg, New York, February 16, 1869. In 1821 he went to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and was engaged in fur trading, being also Indian agent of the United States government, and remained until 1826. He had been previously in Chicago, then known only as Fort Dearborn. On leaving "the Soo," he went to Ogdensburg, and continued there the remainder of his life; he had large navigation interests, owning vessels and barges engaged in traffic on the river between Ogdensburg and Montreal, and also conducted a hardware store and general commission

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business. He ranked among the leading business men of the St. Lawrence valley, and was widely known and respected. He married Harriet, born 17979, in Springfield, Vermont, daughter of David and Nancy (Nichols) Seymour, of that town. David, son if Israel Seymour, and undoubtedly a descendant of Edward Seymour, early at Hartford, was born 1769, and was among the early settlers of Springfield, locating there about 1792. He was a civil engineer, carpenter and bridge-builder, and was killed by falling from a bridge he was constructing over the east branch of the Oswegatchie River, July 15, 1806, at the early age of thirty-seven years. He married, in 1793, Nancy, born December 9, 1773, daughter of Levi and Elizabeth (Sawyer) Nichols, early resident of Springfield. They had: 1. George N. 2. Harriet. 3. Isaac. 4. David Lewis. 5. Nancy A. Elijah B. and Harriet Allen had children: 1,. Louisa, born in Albany, died young. 2. Louisa. 3. David, born in Springfield, Vermont, died young. 4. David S., 1822. 5. Walter B., see forward. 6. Cornelia, February 2, 1826, at Sault Ste. Marie. 7. Marion, December 23, 1828. 8. Eleanor, December 24, 1832. 9. John S., April 20, 1835. 10. Charles S., died young. 11. Charles, August 13, 1841, died August 21, 1883.

(VIII) Walter Bicker, third son of Elijah B. and Harriet (Seymour) Allen, was born March 25, 1824, at Sault Ste. Marie, died in Ogdensburg, April 20, 1884. He was educated in the schools of the latter place, and engaged in the same line of business as his father, having vessels on the river, and conducting a general forwarding and commission business. He also kept a hardware store, and was a prominent businessman, taking an active interest and part in the conduct of public affairs. He was a trustee of the Presbyterian church, a rigid Democrat in politics, and served as alderman of the city. He married, June 4, 1861, Helen Louise, born December, 1841, in Utica, New York, died July 26, 1876, daughter of Jesse and Caroline (Watkins) Egert. Children: 1. Harriet Seymour. 2. Mary Louise. 3. Walter Lucius. The last-named died young. The second, born in January 21, 1869, became the wife of Robert Mulford, now a retired business man of Mr. Vernon, New York, and has children: i. Allen, ii. Mary Allen.

(IX) Harriet Seymour, eldest child of Walter B. and Helen L. (Egert) Allen, was born December 9, 1863, in Ogdensburg, and was married, October 8, 1884, to Dr. Willard Nathan Bell, of Ogdensburg (see Bell Iv). Children: 1. Walter Allen, born April 12, 1887. 2. George Allen, October 11, 1888.

HILTS. This family first settled in upper New York during the Revolution, when the first of the name located in the Mohawk Valley. They have since scattered, and descendants of the emigrant are found in many upper New York counties.

(I) John F. Hilts, born in Germany, came to America with other members of his family while the war for Independence was in progress. He got into the midst of it in Herkimer County, and joined the militia in defense of their homes against red and white foes. His sister married Christopher Schell, who with his two sons made the heroic defense of the blockhouse at Snell's Bush against sixteen Tories and forty-nine Indians. (She was a second wife). He devoted his life to agriculture, and lived to be over ninety. He reared a family of seven sons and five daughters.

(II) Jacob I., son of John G. Hilts, was born in Herkimer County, New York, 1803, died in Oneida County, 1865. He was reared on the homestead farm, and when at an age to choose his own path in life, learned the trade of carpenter and joiner, which he followed all the active years of his life. He became a captain of New York State militia. he removed to Oneida county, New York, and settled at Booneville, where he erected a great many of the best buildings in the village and township. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and politically a Democrat until 1860, when he left his party and was afterward a Republican.

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He married Sarah Hayes, born in Fulton County, New York, in 1815, died 1879, daughter of Joseph Hayes, born in Germany, came to the Untied States in early life, settling in Booneville, Oneida County, New York. Children; 1. Katherine. 2. Mary Ellen. 3. Jerome F. 4. Ezra J. 5. Bertha E. 6. Frank. 7. William H. Bertha and Frank died in infancy.

(III) William H., youngest child of Jacob J. and Sarah (Hayes) Hilts, was born at Booneville, Oneida County, New York, July 26, 1854. He was educated in the public schools, and so well did he improve his opportunities that at the age of sixteen he began teaching in the county schools, continuing as an instructor for several years. He had decided upon another profession as his life work, and began the study of law in the offices of Bently & Hayes, at Booneville. In 1881 he passed the required examinations and was admitted to the bar. He began legal practice at Port Leyden, Lewis County, where he remained until 1890, when he removed to Lowville. He has secured a lucrative practice in that town and gained a well-earned reputation as a capable lawyer and safe counsellor. He received an appointment as justice of the peace to fill out an un-expired term, was elected at the ensuing election for a full term, re-elected in 1905, and again in 1909. In 1900 he was a candidate for county attorney, but failed of an election by one vote. He is Republican in party preference. His fraternal relations are Masonic. He married, January 1, 1880, Bessie, born in Booneville, daughter of Dennis Buckley, of Ireland, who settled in the United States in 1850, and his wife, Elizabeth Mountain, who was born in the Untied States. Child of William H. Hilts: Karl Hilts, born November 3, 1883.

DIAMOND. This surname is variously spelled in the early records Diman, Dimon, Demon, Dement, Deming, Dymoad, diamond, Dyamont, Dimond, Diaman, Dimiond, and doubtless in the score of other ways that suggested themselves to the keepers of records and makers of deeds. John Diman, one of the immigrants, settled in Lynn, Massachusetts, before 1647, and removed to Kittery, Maine. Thomas Diman, successor of most of the Connecticut line, spelled his name usually with a final "D." John Demon or Diman, was a settler at Wethersfield, Connecticut, before 1635, and was one of the chief settlers; was representative very often from 1649 to 1661; was named in the charter of 1662; married Honor, daughter of Richard Treat, and has a numerous posterity in New England.

(I) Thomas Dimond, immigrant ancestor, settled in this country fist at Wethersfield, Connecticut, with his brother John, removed to Farmington, thence to Southampton, Long Island, where he died. He was in Southampton, in 1655 and 16458, appearing in court for assault and threatening divers persons. His name was there spelled Diament. He was in Eastampton before November 12, 1663, when he bought all the lands of John Hand of that town. He was then called "senior" in the records. His home lot of Eastampton contained thirteen acres, adjoining Stephen Hand's lot on the south and the common on the west and on the north a highway made of land bought of the said John Hand. He owned diverse other parcels of land also. His name in this record is spelled Diamond and diament, also Dyament. He died in 1683, and the court of sessions, sitting at Southampton, Long Island, on the seventh, eighth and ninth days of March, 1683, accepted as his will four deeds of gift disposing of his estate. The first, dated August 21, 1677, recites a proposed marriage between his son

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James and Hannah, daughter of Minister James, and the grantor binds himself to the Minister James to convey certain lands to the son to be enjoyed by him after the death of the grantor and his wife. The second, dated 27, 1680, gives to same son furniture and personal property. The third, dated July 28, 1682, recites the death of the youngest son, john and gives James additional real estate, charging him and grantor's wife, Mary to pay small legacies to daughter Sarah Headly, of New Jersey, Abigail, Hannah Bird, Ruth Dayton, and Elizabeth Miller. The fourth instrument, also dated July 28, 1682, calls the grantor Thomas Dyment, Sr., and recites that having given the house and land at Georgia to his youngest sin Thomas at marriage, this deed conveys other land to take effect at the death of grantor and wife. After his death the estate was settled by agreement signed by the widow, Minister James and Edward Howell.

He married, July 24, 1645, Mary Sheafe. Children: 1. James, mentioned below. 2. John, died before his father. 3. Thomas,

(II) James, son of Thomas Dimond, was born about 1650. He settled with his father at Southampton and received land as stated above. He married, 1677, Hannah, daughter of Rev. Thomas James. Both are mentioned in the will of her father dated June 5, 1696. He removed to Eastampton with his father, lived and died there. His will was dated August 24, 1721, bequeathing to second wife Elizabeth, eldest son Thomas, sons John and Nathaniel; daughters Hannah Moore and Abigail Lubtan; granddaughter Hannah Hopping; sons John and Nathaniel executors; proved March 9, 1722. Children: 1. Thomas, born 1680, mentioned below. 2. Nathaniel. 3. Hannah, married ------------ Moore. 4. Abigail, married ------------ Lubtan. 5. Daughter, married -----------Hopping. 6. John, died 1765, leaving will.

(III) Thomas (2) son of James Dimond, was born at Easthampton, New York, 1860. He married, January 14, 1706-07, Hannah, born January 14, 1687-88, daughter of Jeremiah and Esther Finney. Her mother was daughter of Thomas and Mary Lewis, of Bristol, then Massachusetts. Her father, Jeremiah, born August 15, 1662, in Barnstable, Massachusetts, married January 7, 1684, was a freeman of Bristol in 1680; shipmaster, died at Bristol, February 18, 1748. John Finney, father of Jeremiah Finney, married (first) Christina ------------, who died at Plymouth, September 9, 1649, (second) June 10, 1650, Abigail (Bishop) Coggin, daughter of Thomas Bishop and widow of Henry Coggin; (third) June 26, 1654, Elizabeth Bailey, who died at Bristol, February 9, 1683-84. The Finney family came from England before 1639; it then consisted of a mother, daughter Catherine, and two sons Robert and John Finney. (See N. E. Gen. Reg., 1906, page 67.) Thomas Dimond removed from Long Island to Bristol in 1712. His wife died in Bristol December 22, 1744. Children, of whom the first four were born in Long Island: 1. Rev. James, born November, 1707; mentioned below. 2. John, born about 1709. 3. Rebecca. 4. Jeremiah, born 1710. 5. Jonathan, born 1713; died February 25, 1797. 6. Phebe, born 1717; died September 14, 1790. 7. Lucretia, born 1719; died January 31, 1707. 8. Daniel, died December 16, 1797.

(IV) Rev. James (2) Dimond, son of Thomas (2) Dimond, was born in Eastampton, Long Island, November, 1707. He removed to Bristol, Massachusetts, now Rhode Island, in 1712, and was educated there and at Harvard College, where he graduated in 1730. He was settled as pastor of the East Church, Salem, May 11, 1737, and held this parish until his death October 8, 1781, aged eighty-one. He was an enthusiastic endorser of the great revival work of Whitefield in 1743. He preached the sermon at the execution of Bryan Sheehan, the first hanging since the time of the Witchcraft Delusion, with two exceptions.

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He preached at ordination of Rev. Enos Hitchcock, in Beverly in 1771. Among this children were: 1. James, Jr., born 1750. 2. John, mentioned below.

(V) John, son of Rev. James (2) Dimond, was a soldier in the Revolution from New Hampshire.

(VI) Thomas (3), believed to be son or nephew of John Dimond, was born in New Hampshire, 1785, died at Fort Covington, New York, February 7, 1862. He was a resident of Bristol, New Hampshire, in 1820. He lived in district No. 8, and the bridge at the outlet of the lake, near his house, was called Dimond's Bridge. He lived on the west bank of the river. About 1820 he removed to Swanton, Vermont, and in 1835 or soon afterward, to Fort Covington. He was a cooper by trade, and also followed farming. He married, in 1808, Sally, daughter of Samuel Sleeper, of New Chester, New Hampshire (now Hill, New Hampshire). He was born in 1761, and died February 2, 1827; married Phebe Eastman, born April 6, 1763. Children of Thomas and Sally Dimond: 1. Elvira, born August 27, 1809. 2. Frederick P., mentioned below. 3. John, March 5, 1814, died in infancy. 4. Phebe S., March 21, 1815. 5. Abigail E., April 27, 1818. 6. Moses S., February 13, 1820. 7. Sarah Ann, March 15, 1822. 8. Samuel S., January 9, 1824. 9. Thomas E., December 8, 1825. 10. Quinland, October 13, 1829, living at Republic, Washington.

(VII) Frederick Parker, son of Thomas (3) Dimond, was born December 10, 1811, in Grafton County, New Hampshire, in the town of Grafton or Bristol, died at Fort Covington, November 6, 1891. He was educated in the public schools. He removed to New York with his parents when about nine years old from Swanton, Vermont. He was clerk ina store in Plattsburgh, New York, in 1835-36. He went to Chicago, Illinois, in 1837, and engaged in business as a general merchant in partnership with a Mr. Winchell under the firm name of Dimond & Winchell. He returned to New York state in 1842 and located at Brasher Falls, where he was superintendent of the Brasher Iron works until about 1850. He assisted his father in paying for the homestead while he was in Brasher. After 1850 he devoted himself to farming and was very interested, and was active to the time of his death. In religion he was a Universalist. He married, June 24, 1863, Ellen Kelley, born at Londonderry, Ireland, February 13, 1832. She is living with her son at the present time, in Fort Covington. Children: 1. Phebe, born March 25, 1864; died December 6, 1871. 2. Frederick J., mentioned below. 3. Quinland, March 1, 1870; died October 29, 1871. 4. Mary Ellen, lives in Fort Covington. 5. Benjamin Thomas, April 4, 1876; died August 6, 1876.

(VIII) Frederick J., son of Frederick Parker Dimond, was born in Fort Covington, July 2, 1866. He was educated in the public schools and at the Eastman Business College at Poughkeepsie, New York. He worked for a year as bookkeeper in the general store of J. H. Fay at Fort Covington; where he remained from 1889 to 1895. He was then bookkeeper for the firm of J. R. & J. H. Lockwood, dealers in harness and carriages, at Burlington, Vermont, for two years and a half. He returned to the employ of J. H. Fay at Fort Covington for a short time. From 1898 to 1906 he conducted the home farm, which he now owns. Since February, 1906, he has been cashier of the Fort Covington Banking Company, of which he was one of the organizers. In politics he is a Republican. He is a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and of the local grange, Patrons of Husbandry. He attends the Presbyterian Church. He married, June 25, 1896, Adelaide E., born at Loon lake, town of Franklin, New York, daughter of James w. and Helen Littlejohn. His wife died March 24, 1898. They had one son, James Frederick, born April 26, 1897.

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DIEVENDORF. Henry Dievendorf, immigrant ancestor, was born in Switzerland, and came to this country about 1730 with a brother and cousin. From them are descended the Dievendorfs and Davendorfs of northern New York. One of the family was killed at the battle of Oriskany in the Revolution. He settled at Currytown in the Mohawk Valley, New York.

(II) Jacob, son of Henry Dievendorf, was born before 1730 in Switzerland and came with his father to this country. He lived at Currytown, but removed to Root, of which he was one of the earliest pioneers. Children: 1. Jacob, mentioned below. 2. Frederick killed by a falling tree. 3. Henry. 4.

(III) Jacob (2), son of Jacob (1) Dievendorf, was born at Currytown, New York, September 23, 1769. The federal census in 1790 Jacob Dievendorf (probably Jacob, Sr.) as head of a family in Mohawk town, with one son under nineteen, four females and seven slaves. During the Revolution, when he was twelve years old, he was taken prisoner by the Indians and British and in one of the battles was felled by an Indian, scalped and left for dead. The day after the battle, he was found and cared for by friends and eventually recovered, living to the great age of eighty-four years. He became an extensive land owner and prosperous farmer at Root. He married Margaret Bellinger and had two sons and three daughters. He died at Currytown, October 8, 1854, and his wife about 1842.

(IV) William B., son of Jacob (2) Dievendorf, was born in Currytown, August 30, 1805, died March 1, 1882. He was an extensive farmer and one of the first to make dairying a specialty in Currytown. He was a Democrat and served the town as supervisor. He married Margaret, born November 24, 1811, daughter of his uncle and aunt, Henry D. and Margaret (Lyker) Dievendorf. Her father was a member of the assembly and county judge. She was one of nine children: 1. Jacob H. 2. Henry L. 3. Cornelius. 4. John F. 5. Catherine. 6. Elizabeth. 7. Hannah. 8. Margaret. 9. Fannie Dievendorf. Children of William B. and Margaret Dievendorf: 1. Jacob, mentioned below. 2. Henry A. 3. Charles. 4. Catherine. 5. Charlotte. 6. Fannie M. 7. Lydia. 8. Elizabeth. 9. Margaret, died at age twenty. 10. Henry A., born April 9, 1838, manufacturer of cheese at Root, New York, and farmer, director of the National Spraker Bank; married, December 25, 1874, Tenetta, daughter of Elias and Lucretia (Wessels) Lasher, of Root.

(V) Jacob (3), son of William B. Dievendorf, was born at Currytown, Montgomery County, New York, November 16, 1836. He was reared on the farm of his father and educated in the public schools. He succeeded to the ownership of the homestead after his father and has always lived there. The farm consists of two hundred and twenty acres, besides which he owns two other farms, comprising two hundred and one hundred and ninety acres, respectively. He made a specialty of his dairy and is part owner in several cheese factories of the vicinity. In politics he is a Democrat and has been supervisor of the town. he is a director of the National Bank of Fonda, New York. He and his wife are members of the Dutch Reformed Church.

He married, January 5, 1865, Lydia, born 1842, daughter of Nelson and Elizabeth (Mount) Shelp. Children: 1. Elizabeth A., married Howard M. Stowitts, a dentist at Amsterdam, New York. 2. Luella, married Rev. Charles Bedford, pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church of Currytown. 3. David, lives with his father on the homestead. 5. Sarah, married Warren Ray Hadsell, of Boston, a writer. 5. Nelson, died in infancy.

(VI) William J., son of Jacob (3) Dievendorf, was born in Currytown, Montgomery County, New York, September 28, 1873. He was educated in the public schools of his native town and at Claverack College on the Hudson, graduating in the class of 1893.

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He engaged in farming, and still owns two farms in the Mohawk Valley. He embarked in the grain business at Tupper Lake in 1902, under the firm name of De Lancett & Dievendorf, and since 1909 has been the sole owner of the business. In addition to grain and cement, he deals in coal, fertilizers, seed and feed of all kinds. He is a director of the Tupper Lake national Bank and vice-president, and was one of the original board of directors. In politics he is a Democrat, and for two years served the town as supervisor, being the first of his party to be elected to that office. He is a member of the local Board of Trade; of Mount Arab Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; of Tupper Lake Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; also a member of Plattsburgh Lodge, No. 621, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Knight of Pythias, all of Tupper Lake. He belongs to the Dutch Reformed Church. He married, in 1895, Ethelberta Angell, of Chatham, Columbia County, New York, daughter of Daniel H. and Katherine (Mesick) Angell. Children: 1. Evelyn Angell, born at Glen, Monogamy County, September 16, 1896. 2. Helen Elizabeth, born at Glen, August 9, 1898. 3. Edith Margaret, born at Tupper Lake, February 7, 1904.

GENAWAY. John Genaway, progenitor of all of the name in this section, was born in England, and came to American with the British army in 1812. He served in the English Army for fourteen years. After the war he decided to make his home in this country, and settled at Highgate, Vermont, where he married Artimissa Scott, of Highgate, and later removed to Chateaugay, New York.

(II) Stephen, son of John and Artimissa Genaway, was born in Highgate, Vermont, and removed with his father to Chateaugay, New York. He attended the common schools and was by occupation a farmer. In politics he was a Republican from the time of the birth of the party, and was prominent in its councils. He married Sally Church, of Chateaugay, Franklin County, New York. Children: 1. John, of whom further. 2. Luther. 3. Samuel. 4. Daniel. 5. Sarah.

(III) John, son of Stephen Genaway, was born in Chateaugay, New York, April 21, 1845. He attended the common schools, and worked at farming in his youth. He was a farmer for many years in Belmont, Franklin County, and while living there was elected justice of the peace, proving himself a capable town officer and magistrate. For many years he was a keeper in the state prison at Dannemora. He was a member of the Order of Foresters. He married Sarah A., daughter of John and Ann Campbell. Children: 1. John William, born July 30, 1873, mentioned below. 2. Allie A., June 25, 1876, died September 16, 1894. 3. Hubert C., born November 9, 1881, a merchant. 4. Harry I., October 23, 1883.

(IV) Hon, John William Genaway, son of John and Sarah (Campbell) Genaway, was born in Dannemora, New York, July 30, 1873. He was educated in the public schools and high schools of his native town, at Chateaugay high school, and at Franklin Academy. He then taught school in the vicinity for two years. He began the study of law in June, 1894, in the office of M. E. McClary, at Malone. He enlisted in July, 1898, in company M, Two Hundred and Third Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, and served in the Spanish War until March 25, 1899, and was mustered out with the rank of sergeant.

He passed his bar examination in 1898, and was admitted May 2, 1899, immediately afterward opening an office at Chateaugay, New York, where he practiced until October 1, 1900. Since then he has been located at Malone, in partnership with John P. Kellas. This firm has a high reputation and a large practice. Mr. Genaway was elected district attorney of the county in 1907, and now holds that office. In politics he is a Republican. He is a member of Northern Constellation Lodge of Free Masons;

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Northern constellation Chapter,. Royal Arch Masons; Franklin Commandery, No. 60, K. T., Neshoba Lodge of Odd Fellows; Neshoba Encampment; Court Adirondack Lodge of Foresters, and is high councillor at the high court, Independent Order of Foresters of Central New York. He is also a member of the Woodmen and the order of Maccabees. In religion he is Methodist. He is a member of the Franklin County Bar Association.

He married, July 29, 1905, Madge C. Clark, born August 5, 1879, daughter of Smith and Malvina Clark of Potsdam, New York. They have one child--Alice, born May 16, 1906.

 

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