Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
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MARSHALL. Thomas Marshall was born in Scotland and came to America about 1803. He bought of the Indians a large island of about eight hundred acres in the St. Lawrence River. Through some mistake in the deed, however, he lost all but about fifty acres, the government claiming the rest. He has a son John, mentioned below.

(II) John, son of Thomas Marshall, was born in Scotland, in 1793, and came when young with his father to America. He conducted a farm until he was about twenty-seven years of age, and then bought a farm of one hundred and thirteen acres of the Van Rensselaers, in Lisbon, New York, where he lived the remainder of his life. he died in February, 1875. He married Anna Getty of Lisbon, New York. Children: 1. William, born 1820, mentioned below. 2. John. 3. Jeannette. 4. Mary. 5. Annie. 6. Eleanor.

(III) William, son of John Marshall, was born at Lisbon in 1820, and died June 3, 1902. He received his education at the public schools, and for a time was employed by his uncle in the shipping business on the St. Lawrence River. For the greater part of his life, however, he was a farmer, and for the last ten years of his life, he made his home with his son Edgar in Ogdensburg. He was a Republican in politics, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He married, April 12, 18434, Amanda, born 1827, died 1881, daughter of William Perkins, an Englishman. Children: 1. And 2. Died young. 3. George, born May 24, 1847; wholesale meat dealer; married Martha Randles and had Addie, and Minnie. 4. Wilbert, died aged twenty-one. 5. Albert, died young. 6. Alfred, drowned. 7. Edgar Howard, May 4, 1860; mentioned below. 8. Ettie, April 12, 1865, married George Woods and had Elsie and May.

(IV) Edgar Howard, son of William Marshall, was born in Lisbon, New York, May 4, 1860. He was educated in the public schools of Lisbon and Ogdensburg, and started to work ina retail grocery in the latter city. Later he became shipping clerk in a wholesale grocery. For one year he was traveling salesman for the St. Lawrence Wholesale Grocery Company, for four years for McMillin & Sears, of Watertown, New York; and for twelve years salesman for Johnson & Murray, of Watertown. In 1905 he took a position as manager of Johnson & Murray's store at Ogdensburg, where he has since been located. He is a stockholder and director of said firm, and has brought the business to financial success. He is director of the Business Men's Association and a trustee in the Methodist Church. In politics he is a Republican. He married, February 18, 1885, Faith L., daughter of John and Hannah (Best) Green of Ogdensburg. They have no children.

CRICHTON. The surnames Crichton and Creighton are identical, and were common very early in counties Edinburgh, Kirkoudbright, Pebless, Dumfries, and other coun-

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ties in Scotland. The family held the earldoms of Caithness and Dumfries; the viscountcies of Ayr and Frendraught, and the lordships of Crichton and Cummock.

(I) Andrew Crichton was born and died in Scotland, he had a son David, mentioned below.

(II) David, son of Andrew Crichton, was born in Perthshire, Scotland, and, coming to this country, settled in Johnstown, New York. He carried ina distillery, and later removed to Ogdensburg, where he lived the rest of his life. He married Janet Duff, a native of Scotland, who died at the age of ninety-six. Children: 1. Charles Duff. 2. David John, mentioned below. 3. George. $. Grace. 5. Janet. 6. Charlotte. 7. Louise, married Gilbert Lincoln French of Potsdam.

(III) David John, son of David Crichton, was born in Ogdensburg, New York, March 6, 1836, and received his education in the public schools of his native town. He established a brewery there in company with his brother Charles D. Crichton, under the firm name of C. D. & D. J. Crichton. About 1879 the brewery was destroyed by fire, and for eight years he had charge of the farm at the state hospital. For a number of years afterward he was engaged in the grain and feed business, and is now retired from active life. In politics he is a Democrat. He is a member of the Acacia Lodge, No. 705, F. and A. M., of Ogdensburg. He married (first) Nancy J. (Magone) Barnet; (second) Chloe Thomas. Children of first wife; 1. Charles D., removed west in 1880 and is now located on a ranch in Joseph, Idaho. 2. David John, mentioned below. Children of second wife: 3. Harriet Grace, graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and now teacher in Indiana, Pennsylvania normal school. 4. Malcolm.

(IV) David John (2), son of David John (1) Crichton, was born in Ogdensburg, October 13, 1866. He attended the public schools until he was thirteen years old, when he went to work for his father in the grain business. For a short time he worked ina a grocery store. In 1890 he went west and was identified with the Northern Pacific Elevator Company in the grain business. He remained with them five years, covering different sections of the northwest, in 1895-96 being located in southern California. Returning to Ogdensburg in 1896, he was employed by the Rutland Railroad for about two years and for a year by George F. Darrow in the newspaper business. In 1899 he was appointed city clerk for all the city boards, and ha since held that position. He is engaged also in the retail coal business, succeeding L. M. Bristol and is president of the Ontario and New York Power Company of Waddington, New York. In politics he is a Democrat, and in religion an Episcopalian. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias, of Ogdensburg, and was instrumental in organizing the lodge. He married, July 17, 1890, Charlotte, daughter of Thomas Dewis of Ogdensburg. They have no children.

GILMOUR. The Gilmore or Gilmour family is of ancient Scotch origin. The family was in Edinburghshire and other parts of the country before the year 1600. It possesses the barony of Gilmour. Many of the American families are descended from a branch of the family that settled with the Scotch in Ulster province, Ireland.

(I) Arthur Gilmour was born near Paisley, Scotland, 1798, died in Morristown, New York, 1869. He was educated in the schools f his native town, and when very young began to learn the trade of weaver. His father was a weaver. When a young man he came to this country and made his home at Scotch bush in Morristown, New York, and followed farming. He was a Presbyterian in religion and a Republican in politics. He married (first) Nancy -----------, by whom he had four children, all deceased. He married (second) Elizabeth Marshall, a native of England, born in 1824, died in Morristown, 1870. Children of first wife: 1. Arthur. 2. Thomas. 3. Nancy. 4. Child, died young. Children of second wife: 5. John Marshall, mentioned below. 6. Robert, had the homestead, married Margaret Rutherford, children: i. Arthur D., ii. Frank R., iii. Helen E. 7. Alexander, retired farmer, lives in Hammond, New York; married Mary Belle Russell, and had one child, Ella E.

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(II) John Marshall, son of Arthur Gilmour, was born in Morristown, May 4, 1858. He was educated in the public schools and at the State Normal School at Potsdam, New York. For several years he taught school at Scotch Bush. He followed farming for many years, and is the owner of a farm in Scotch Bush, Morristown. In 1901 he was appointed clerk in the post-office at Morristown, and since 1905 has been postmaster. In politics he is a Republican and he has been active in local affairs, attending various nominating conventions of his party and exerting a considerable influence in political affairs. He has been a member of the board of education for a number of years. In 1906 he was one of the organizers of the Frontier National Bank of Morristown, and is a director, and he and John D. Wallace erected the building which the bank occupies. He is a member of the Independent Order of Foresters of Morristown. He is an active and earnest member of the Presbyterian Church, of which he has been an elder for a number of years. He is a man of excellent business ability and great public spirit, and during his entire career has labored efficiently for the welfare of the community. He married (first) April 23, 1885, Grace, daughter of W. J. Shields, of Oswegatchie, New York. He married (second) Anna J., born February 19, 1868, daughter of John Jamieson, of Scotch Bush, Morristown, new York. Children of first wife: 1. Ethel A. 2. Grace E. Children of second wife: 3. Warren J. 4. Ruth H. 5. Jennett B. 6. Anna V., all born in Morristown.

PERSONS. The surname Persons is identical with Pierson, Pearson, parsons, and various other forms which have been and are still in use. England was the original home of the family.

(I) Reuben Persons settled in McGraw, Cortland County, New York.

(II) Philander, son of Reuben Persons, was born March 8, 1811, at McGraw. He was educated in the common schools, and learned the trades of tanning and shoemaking when a young man, serving an apprenticeship of three years, but, not liking the business, he left it and devoted himself to the study of theology, to which eh was greatly inclined. He fitted himself for the ministry and was ordained in the church of his native town of McGraw. He gave many years of his life to the service of God and his fellowmen. His first pastorate was at Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York, where he was well received and dearly beloved by his parishioners. Afterwards he was located at Richville, St. Lawrence County, New York; at Boonville, Oneida County, Trenton Falls, Lowville, and Denmark, Loraine, Antwerp and Fowler. Finally he had to retire on account of ill health. In order to secure the exercise and outdoor life that seemed to be needed, he took up some wild land near Castorland, New York, intending to clear it and make a home there. But his age and ill health prevented him from carrying out his plan; instead, he bought a modest little home in Castorland, where he spent his declining years. He was a member of the Baptist denomination, and of large influence among his people. He was devout, sympathetic, kindly and sunny in disposition, always making friends who still cherish his memory. His influence was strong on the side of good, not only in the church, but in public affairs. He died December 10, 1898. He married, August 1842, Eliza Ann, daughter of Abel Stearns. She was born September 27, 1819, died October 7, 1896. Children: 1. Rollin, born May 13, 1852, died at McGraw, September 27, 1883. 2. Boardman, mentioned below.

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(III) Boardman, son of Rev. Philander Persons, was born at Richville, St. Lawrence County, September 9, 1843. He attended the public schools, the Antwerp High School and the Lowville Academy. He enlisted in the Union Army at the age of nineteen and served three years in the Civil War, remaining with his regiment to the end of the war. He was in the Light Artillery, but was transferred to Company G, Tenth New York Heavy Artillery. He was in the first engagement at Petersburg, Virginia, 1864, and took part in many other engagements of importance. After the war he completed his education at the academy. He cared for and supported his parents in their last years. He is an uncompromising Republican, active in politics and public affairs, and influential in his party and town. He was appointed postmaster at Castorland by President McKinley and still holds that office, giving the utmost satisfaction to the patrons of the office. He is a member of G. d. Bailey Post, No. 200, Grand Army of the Republic. He is active and prominent in the Baptist Church, of which he has been a member for many years. He married, December 29, 1874, Ellen M., daughter of Jacob and Mary (Stilson) Plank, of Castorland. She was born December 3, 1849, died March 12, 1894.

BOWER. The surname Bower is derived from the occupation of bowermaker or bowyer. The long bow was the chief arm used in hunting and war in S. D., 1100, when surnames were first adopted in Scotland. The surname is also spelled Boyer, and Bowers is a derivative. The English surname Fletcher is derived from the associated trade of arrowmaker (flechier). The Bower family dates from the earliest use of surnames in Haddingtonshire and Perthshire, Scotland.

(I) William Bower was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, about 1796. He was educated in his native land and studied medicine, becoming assistant surgeon of the Twentieth Regiment. He resigned his commission and came to Canada when a young man, and there took up land and followed farming. He also taught school from time to time. He died in Canada in 1848. He married Elizabeth Scherdsfigur. Children: 1. Joseph, mentioned below. 2. John C. 3. Robert S. 4. Anne.

(II) Joseph, son of William bower, was born in Williamsburg, county Dundas, Canada, 1813, died 1870. He had a common school education. He was a general merchant at Kempville, Canada, during his active life. In politics he was a Conservative, and he served the county as coroner. He was a member of the Church of England and was warden for a number of years. He married Mary Ann Huntington, born at Madrid, New York, 1818, died December, 1908, daughter of Silas Huntington. Children: 1. Eliza, lives in Ontario. 2. Mary J., lives in Toronto. 3. William J., deceased. 4. Dr. Silas J., born 1843; mentioned below. 5. Samuel H., lives in Manitoba, Canada. 6. Harvey, deceased. 7. Ann, lives in Manitoba. 8. Charles H., lives in Manitoba. 9. Caroline, lives in Toronto. 10. Gideon, lives at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 11. Child, died in infancy.

(III) Dr. Silas J., son of Joseph Bower, was born in Kempville, Ontario, 1843. He attended the public schools of his native town, and studied medicine at McGill University of Montreal, graduating with the degree of M. D. in the class of 1865. He opened an office in Waddington, New York, and has practiced there since graduating. He is a member of the St. Lawrence County Medical Society and of the New York Medical Society. He has a large practice and ranks high in his profession. He is a member of Waddington Lodge, No. 393, Free and Accepted Masons. He is a member and warden of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Waddington. In politics he is a Republican. He was appointed postmaster of Waddington by president Grant, and served during the second Grant administration.

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He married, in 1869, Frances Martha, born in Waddington, daughter of William Clark, of Waddington (see Clark IV), Children: 1. William Joseph, resides in Cleveland, Ohio; married Charlotte Preston; children: Marvin Silas and William Joseph Jr. 2. Henry Huntington, lives in New York city, a contracting engineer; married Stella Plant; Child, John Plant. 3. Edith, married Charles J. Parker, of new York City, assistant chief engineer of the New York Central Railroad Company; child, Franklin B. Parker.

MOORE. John W. Moore, the first of this family of whom we have definite information, was of Scotch descent. He was born in Poultney, Vermont, 1800, died in Defiance, Ohio, 1842. He was a merchant, commencing business at Russell, New York, shortly after his marriage; from there he removed to Canton, new York, continuing in mercantile business, and later removed to Defiance, Ohio, where he pursued his former occupation until his death. He married, in 1830, Elmira Farr, born in Oswegatchie, St. Lawrence County, New York, 1811. Children: 1. Martha Allen, died at age of two years. 2. Mary Amerett, died at age of twenty-six years. 3. Darius Alonzo, see forward. 4. Ellen Rebecca, died at age of one year. 5. Merica Ann. 6. Louisa Arabella, died at age of twenty-six years.

(II) Darius Alonzo, son of John W. and Elmira (Farr) Moore, was born in Canton, New York, April 13, 1833. He removed with his parents to Ohio when about two years old, and remained there until the death of his father at which time, he, aged nine years, with his mother and sister, returned to Richville, St. Lawrence County, New York. His mother married (second) Nathan Keyes, of Richville, and they were the parents of four children: 1. Martha E. 2. Dorville A. 3. Amelia A. and 4. Angelia Keyes. At the age of sixteen Darius A. Moore left his home, having previously received a good common school education, and commenced clerking in his uncle's store in the village of De Kalb, continuing in his employ for seven years, excepting two years, which time he attended the Gouverneur Seminary. At the expiration of this time he commenced business on a small scale for himself at De Kalb, having no capital except what little he had previously saved fro his earnings. Mr. Moore continued in the mercantile business, and the success that attended his efforts was due to his own individual exertions, untiring industry, good management of his interests, and a firm and uncompromising spirit of personal honor and integrity. He removed to Potsdam, new York, 1885, and purchased the sash, door and blind business of George B. Swan, which business he conducted with his son, William A., for ten years. he removed to California in 1895, located in San Pedro, and engaged in the real estate business there. He was a director of the Provident Mutual building & Loan Association of Los Angles, California, at time of his death in 1905. Mr. Moore was equally successful in politics. On attaining his majority, he affiliated with the Democratic Party, and cast his first vote for Horatio Seymour, but soon after the organization of the Republican Party he became a firm supporter of their doctrines and remained so throughout life. In 1858 he was elected town clerk of the town of De Kalb, which office he filled acceptably for nine consecutive years; he was then elected supervisor of the town, retaining the same for nine successive yeas; he was elected to the assembly of the state in 1872, re-elected in 1873, and while in this position was appointed on the committee of banks, charitable and religious societies, and was made chairman of the committee of state charitable institution and of engrossed bills; he was elected to the senate in 1875 by a majority of 5,225, serving on the committee of finance, commerce and navigation, and apportionment, and was also chairman of the committee on claims and agriculture. In these varied and exalted positions he gave unqualified satisfaction alike to his constituents and to the people at large. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity at Gouverneur, New York. Although not a professor of religion, he leaned towards the doctrines of the Congregational Church, of which his parents were honored members. He was a public-spirited man, liberal in enterprises tending to the public good, and charitable where aid was deserved.

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Mr. Moore married, July 17, 1856, Emily Beebe, of De Kalb. She was born in Gouverneur, New York, august 6, 1834, died February 24, 1908. Children: 1. Frank Willard, see forward. 2. Ara James, born July 26, 1858; resides at De Kalb, New York; has two sons, Day Ashton and Harold. 3. William Alonzo, born February 21, 1861; resides in New York City; married Emily, daughter of Stratfield Clarkson, of Potsdam, New York. 4. Maud Louisa, born June 23, 1863; married Frank H. Baldwin, coal dealer of Potsdam, New York; children: William Moore, Marion, Warren Frank, Emily Louise, died in infancy. 5. Carrie Emily, born May 12, 1863; married Henry A. Watkins, accountant in insurance department of state of New York, children: Frederick A. and Lester Berdick. 6. Leon Ashton, born May 12, 1873, died April 15, 1874.

(III) Frank Willard, son of Darius Alonzo and Emily (Beebe) Moore, was born in De Kalb, New York May 31, 1857. He attended the town schools, Potsdam Normal School, graduating in 1876, and Union College, Schenectady, New York, graduating in 1881. From that year to 1883 he conducted a book and stationery store in Potsdam on the site of the store of J. R,. Weston; from 1885 to 1889 was engaged in the wholesale lumber business in Potsdam; from 1889 to 1895 he was engaged in business in Trout Lake, near Edwards, New York, with Mr. Barrett, under the firm name of Moore & Barrett, from 1895 to 1897 was president of the Potsdam Knitting Company; from 1897 to 1903 was connected with the state excise department of New York with headquarters in Albany, New York; from 1903 to 1905 was with the Tennessee Lumber & Coal Company at Crab Orchard and Ozone, Tennessee; from 1905 to present time (1910) with the A. Shipman Lumber Company of Potsdam, as manager of sales. He is one of the representative men of Potsdam, whose life and character entitle them to occupy prominent position. He is a Republican in politics, and was elected by that party to the office of trustee of the village.

Mr. Moore married, September 12, 1882, Jessie M., daughter of Samuel c. and Harriet K. (Bissell) Crane. Children; 1. Barbara Crane, born August 13, 1883; married John T. Lloyd, treasurer of Morgan Company, Oshkosh, Wisconsin; child, Merton Moore Lloyd, born February 20, 1909. 2. Jessie Mabel, born January 6, 1885, died April 15, 1891. 3. Merton Crane, born May 28, 1892.

COLE. The surname Cole is derived from the ancient personal name of unknown antiquity. Coel, as the name was formerly spelled, was the founder of Colchester, one of the early kings of Britain. Justice Cole lived in the reign of King Alfred. Another Cole defeated Sweyne, the Danish chieftain, in 1001 in Pinhoe. William Cole and wife Ysabella are names in Assize Roll of County Cornwall in 1201, showing that Cole was at that time established as a surname. Various branches of the English Cole family bear coats-of-arms, all indicating relationship by the similarity of the device. The Hertfordshire family, to which the American is believed to belong, bears: Pargent a bull passant within a bordure saleb, arty per or and

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on a chief of the third three bezants. Crest: a demi-dragon vert bearing inhis dexter paw a javelin armned or feathered argent.

(I) James Cole, immigrant ancestor, was living in Highgate, a suburb of London, England, in 1616. He is spoken of as a great lover of flowers. He married in 1624, Mary, daughter of the noted botanist and physician, Mathieu Lobel. Her father was a physician to James I, and was a great student and the author of a number of books on medicinal plants; he discovered the medicinal qualities of the plant which he called after himself, Lobelia. In 1623 James Cole, his wife, and two children, came to Saco, Maine, and in the following year located at Plymouth, Massachusetts, where he was admitted a freeman the same year. He was a sailor. In 1634 his name appears on the tax list and he received a grant of land. His house stood on the lot next below the present site of the Baptist Church. He was the first settler on what is still known as Cole's Hill, the first burial ground of the Pilgrims, and which probably included the ground on which rests Plymouth Rock. He had other grants of land and was surveyor of highways in 1641-42-51-52l constable in 1641-44. In 1637 he was on a list of volunteers against the Pequot Indians. Soon after his arrival at Plymouth he opened the first inn, which was one of the first in New England. This house was kept by him and his son, James until 1698. Children: 1. James, born in London, 1625. 2. Hugh, 1627; mentioned below. 3. John, November 21, 1637, in Plymouth. 4. Mary, 1639.

(II) Hugh, son of James Cole, was born in London, England, in 1627, and came with his father to Plymouth in 1633. He was admitted a freeman in 1657. He was surveyor of highways in Barnstable and granted one hundred acres of land at Acushanett. In 1667 with others he bought of King Philip five hundred acres of land on the west bank of the river named for him, Cole's River. He as a shipwright and civil engineer, and a great part of Swansea was surveyed by him. He was selectman of Swansea many years, and deputy to the general court nine years. For years he was a friend of King Philip, and in 1675, at the beginning of the war, when two of Hugh Cole's sons were made prisoners by the Indians, King Philip ordered their release, because Hugh Cole had always been his friend. He sent word to him that he could no longer restrain his warriors, and for him to remove him family to Rhode Island. Hugh Cole located in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and was given permission to build a frame to make wheels for the townsmen. He was sergeant in King Philip's war. In 1677 he returned to Swansea and built a house. The well built by him on the bank of the Kickemuit River, is still there. This part of the farm is still in possession of the family, and is occupied by Miss Abby Cole. Part of the farm is in what is now Warren, Rhode Island. He died in Swansea, January 22, 1699. He married (first) January 8, 1654, Mary Foxwell, born in Scituate, August 7, 1635, daughter of Richard and Ann (Shelly) Foxwell. He married (second) January 1, 1689, Elizabeth, widow of Jack cook and William Shurtliffe, and daughter of Thomas and Ann Lettuce, of Plymouth. She died October 31, 1693, and he married (third) January 30, 1694, Mary, widow of Deacon Ephraim Morton, and of William Harlow, and daughter of Robert and Judith Shelly, a cousin of his first wife. Children, the fist seven born in Plymouth, the others in Swansea: 1. James, November 3, 1655. 2. Hugh, March 6, 1658. 3. John, May 15, 1660. 4. Martha, April 16, 1662. 5. Ann, December 14, 1664. 6. Ruth, January 8, 1666. 7. Joseph, May 13, 1668. 8. Ebenezer, 1671. 9, Mary, 1676. 10. Benjamin, mentioned below.

(III) Deacon Benjamin, son of Sergeant Hugh Cole, was born in Swansea, in 1678, died September 29, 1748. He lived in Swansea, and his house, built in 1701, is still standing. He was deacon of the church from 1718 until his death. He married, June 27, 1701, Hannah, who died May 15, 1768m daughter of Caleb and Elizabeth (Bullock) Eddy. Children: 1. Hopestill, born October 9, 1703. 2. Jonathan, October 4, 1704. 3. Benjamin, October 31, 1706. 4. Foxtil, September, 1708, died young. 5. Israel, March 4, 1710, mentioned below. 6. Ebenezer, March 29, 1712. 7. Andrew, May 28, 1714. 8. Hannah, January 14, 1716.

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(IV) Israel, son of Deacon Benjamin Cole, was born in Swansea, March 4, 1710, died in Shaftsbury, Vermont, August 5, 1789. With all his children, except Israel, he removed to Shaftsbury in 1767. On his gravestone is the following verse:

"You find the place where I am laid to moulder in the dust,
As you must be, 'Tis only said that I am here the first."

He married, March 5, 1733, Susanna Wheaton, who died in Shaftsbury, May 8, 1790. Children, born in Swansea, or Rehoboth: 1. Experience, December 25, 1725. 2. Israel, September 26, 1735. 3. Rosanah, August 5, 1742. 4. Ebenezer, August 5, 1745. 5. Bethnel, May 22, 1750. 6. Aaron, January 31, 1755.

(V) Levi, son or nephew of Israel Cole, was born 1750-60. Many of this family went to western Massachusetts, Vermont and New York. According to the census of 1780 Israel, Jr., son of Israel, was living at Adams, Berkshire county, Massachusetts, and had two males over sixteen, three under sixteen and four females in his family. His son James was also head of a family in Adams, and Levi, who is believed to be a brother of Israel, Jr., had two sons under sixteen and three females in his family. He may have moved to Vermont later.

(VI) Levi (2), son of Levi (1) Cole, was born at Adams, Massachusetts or vicinity, 1790, died January 20, 1854, in St. Lawrence County, New York. He married in Madrid, New York, Phebe Baxter, a native of Hartford, Connecticut. She died in 1887. They came to Louisville, St. Lawrence County, New York, where he conducted a hotel, the first in the northwest part of that town, of which he was one of the early settlers. In politics he was a Democrat, and for a number of years was constable of the town. He was also a farmer, and by trade a clothier or fuller. Children: 1. Levi. 2. Oltas C. 3. John. 4. Charles, now living in De Soto, Wisconsin. 5. Edwin N., mentioned below. 6. Joseph. 7. Phebe. 8. Emily. 9. Ann.

(VII) Edwin N., son of Levi (2) Cole, was born in Louisville, New York, June 27, 1827, died there March 8, 1899. He received a common school education, and followed farming all his active life on the homestead where he was born and died. He had a farm of two hundred acres and had a large dairy. He attended the Methodist Church. In politics he was a Democrat. He married (first) October 6, 1856, Jane Roddick, born March 2, 1834, died June 13, 1887. He married (second) in 1888, Harriet G. Kentner, of Waddington, daughter of Gardner and Clarissa (Burlingame) Kentner. Children of first wife: 1. Adelbert W., born August 13, 1857; a carpenter at Waddington, New York; married Julia Miller: children: Sidney, Rothsey, Clyde, and Ruby. 2. Edwin Melvin, mentioned below. 3. Viola J., born February 27, 1867; married George Castle, farmer at Waddington. 4. Edna Maud, born April 25, 1875, died aged eight years. Child of second wife: 5. Stella Maud, born July 27, 1890.

(VIII) Dr. Edwin Melvin, son of Edwin N. Cole, was born in Louisville, June 7, 1860. He attended the district schools of his native town and was a student for two years and a half at St. Lawrence University, Canton. He left to begin the study of medicine at the Hahnemann Medical College in Chicago, Illinois, where he was

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graduated in the class of 1885. He practiced his profession two and one-half years at Hermon, New York, and since September, 1887, has been located at De Kalb, New York. In addition to the practice of medicine he conducts a drug store there. He is a director of the St. Lawrence County Agricultural Society. He is a member of the New York State Homeopathic Medical Society; Hermon Lodge, No. 500, Free and Accepted Masons; St. Lawrence Chapter, No. 132, Royal Arch Masons, of Canton, New York; St. Lawrence Commandery, No. 28, Knights Templar, of Canton, and Media Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., of Watertown. In politics he is a Republican. He married, in 1783, Allena M., daughter of Miles and Martha (Dresser) Farr, of De Kalb, New York. They have one child, Ralph a., born august 27, 1893.


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