Family History of Northern, NY
Cutter, A. M.
Online Edition by Holice, Deb & Pam
are many by the name of Loucks, Loux, and Louk, who served in the War of
the Rebellion, from Ulster and Tryon counties, New York. The family were
early settlers in both counties and there are many of the name yet found
there. Peter Loucks was one who served from Tryon County, and there were
others. The name appears in Sims' "Border Wars," and in his
"History of Schoharie County." They were farmers in good
circumstances and bore their part in neighborhood affairs. It is
believed that Peter Loucks, who served in the Revolution, was the father
of Peter and Joseph Loucks, who settled in Lewis County, New York.
(I) Joseph Loucks was born in Tryon County, New York. In the year 1823, in company with his brother, Peter, he removed to the town of Lowville, Lewis County, New York, where they settled upon a tract of unimproved land, built a log house, and in course of time cleared and improved a farm of two hundred acres. Peter later sold his interest and returned to the Mohawk Valley. Joseph remained on his Lewis County far, until after his second marriage, when he removed to St. Lawrence County, where he died. He married (first) Mary Snell, born 1792, died 1842: children: 1. James, see forward. 2. Mary, married Elijah Kingsley. 3. Elizabeth, married Charles S. Rice. 4. Aaron. 5. John. 6. George. 7. Charles. 8. Elijah. He married (second) Sarah Gillett, who died in 1891: two sons--9. Dwight, who was killed in the battle of the Wilderness, during the Civil War, and 10. Henry.
(II) James, eldest son of Joseph Loucks, by his first wife, was born in the Mohawk Valley, New York, 1820, died in Lowville, Lewis County, New York, March 7, 1867. He was three years of age when his parents removed to Lewis County, where he was reared on the farm and educated in the public schools of his day. When his father removed to St. Lawrence County (1848), James was left in charge of the Lewis County farm and with the care of the younger children. He continued on the farm all his days and became a leading farmer of the county. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and politically a Republican. He married (first) Eliza Cotel, who died in 1853. Children: 1. Vernelia C., married Lawrence Boshart. 2. Franklin J., concerning whom see sketch on next page. 3. Eurelia, married Frank Heil; resides in Santa Ana, California, and has George, Carrie, Frances, Marian, Mildred, Frank and Ruth Heil. 3. Edith, married Edward Evans, and has a daughter Muriel. 5. Fred H., married Celia Adams, and has Lloyd and Theda. James Loucks married (second) Catherine Suits, born at Ephrata, Montgomery County, New York, May 20, 1827, died October 9, 1905, in Washington, D. C., daughter of Thomas and Catherine (Suits) Suits, natives of Montgomery County. Her other, Catherine (Suits) Suits, was a daughter of Peter P. Suits, of Tryon County, New York, a son of Peter Suits, who served during the Revolution in Captain Christopher W. Fox's Company, colonel Klock's Regiment. He was a Revolutionary pensioner and died at Plessis, Jefferson County, New York, at the home of his son, Adam Suits. Peter Suits had children: 1. Adam. 2. Catherine. 3. Peter P. 4. Daniel. 5.Elizabeth, married George Bauder. 6. Benjamin. 7. Lena, married a Getman. 8. Nancy, married Noah Bacon, she lived to the great age of ninety-nine years, four moths and nine days. Nancy Bacon's grandfather served in both the French and Revolutionary Wars, and his father in the War of 1812. 9. Mary, married ------------ Shaver. Children of James and Catherine (Suits) Loucks: 1. William C., born February 12, 1861; married Jessie Mears, of Independence, Kansas; have a son Harold. 2. Burton H., see forward. 3. James a., (called Waters), married Clara Gordon, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and has Muriel, Marian, Lois, Paul. 4. Jennie a., (twin of James A.) born May 17, 1863; married Herbert G. Aldrich, of Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, and has a daughter, Ruth Aldrich.
(III) Franklin J., son of James Loucks, was born in Lowville, July 6, 1846, and was brought up on the old homestead and educated in the public schools of his native town. In 1808 he settled on his present farm, where he has since been engaged in general farming. He is a member of the Methodist church, of which he has been a steward. In politics he is a Republican. He married, January 21, 1867, Cornelia M. Hitchcock, born in Lowville, daughter of Henry and Clarissa (Hubbard) Hitchcock. Children: 1. Fred H., mentioned below. 2. Edith, born august 25, 1874; married Calvin Lewis Evans, and has one child, Clarice Muriel, born May 16, 1900.
(IV) Fred H., son of Franklin J. Loucks, was born in Lowville, November 27, 1868. He attended the public schools of Lowville and the Oswego Business College.
After leaving school he worked on his father's farm. When a young man he made a special study of the culture of bees, and he has made a businesslike and scientific application of his knowledge. He owns three apiaries, and is the largest dealer in honey in northern New York. He is a prominent member of the national and local Beekeeper's Association. Mr. Loucks is an authority on bees, and his advice is sought by bee-raisers in all parts of the country. His success in this field has influenced many to follow his lead. He is also prominent in the cheese-making business, to which he served an apprenticeship. He has a very productive farm and operates a cheese factory in connection with his arming, and owns and operates the sawmill at Martinsburg. In all his business undertakings he has been singularly successful. His thorough knowledge of agriculture, and enterprising, progressive methods, have been an example and influence for the younger farmers of the whole county. In politics he is a Republican. He is a member and steward of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He married, October 29, 1892, Celia B. Adams, born at Lowville, May 17, 1871, daughter of Parker Adams. Children: 1. Lloyd A., born May 23, 1898. 2. Theda Mae, March 2, 1905.
(III) Burton H., second son of James and Catherine (Suits) Loucks, was born at Lowville, Lewis County, New York, March 7, 1862. He was educated in the public schools, prepared for college at Lowville Academy, and enter Hamilton College. He embraced the profession law, for which he prepared in the offices of Merril & Ryel, of Lowville; attended Columbia University Law School, Washington, D. C., and was admitted to the New York state bar, February 15, 1889. He was admitted to the bar of supreme court of District of Columbia, June 21, 1889. He began the practice of his profession at Washington, D. C.., in May, 1889, and remained for several years until 1906. He was admitted to practice in the United States supreme court, November 17, 1986. He was a successful lawyer. He was learned in the law and a careful practitioner. In 1906 he closed out his Washington business and re-
turned to his boyhood home, Lowville, where he now (1910) continues his legal practice. He is an attendant of the Episcopal Church, and member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, affiliating with Columbia Lodge, No. 10, Washington, D. C., he married, September 13, 1899, Josephine Elizabeth, born in Martinsburg, New York, May 27, 1866., daughter of Joel Wheeler Ager,. Children: 1. Burton H., (2), born in Lyonsdale, Lewis county, New York, January 9, 1901. 2. Francis Ager, born in Washington, D.C., January 28, 1903. 3. Julia Frances, born in Lyonsdale, August 20, 1905.
TALBOT. The senior line of the great house of Talbot in England traces its descent from Richard Talbot, who has domains in Normandy twenty years anterior to the English conquest, came over with William the Conqueror, and appears by the Domesday Book to have acquired extensive possessions in England. He married a daughter of Gerard de Gournay, Baron of Yarmouth, by Edith, his wife (by daughter Gundred, daughter of William the conqueror) and William Warl, of Warren and Surrey, and had issue: Geoffrey, a witness to the charter of King Stephen, and Hugh, a younger son, who became ancestor of the house of Shrewsbury. The ancient seat of the family was at Bashal, Yorkshire, but they became more numerous it appears, later, in Worcestershire. The Earl of Shrewsbury and his branch of the family to which the American family of this sketch belongs bears: Gules, a lion rampant with a bordure augraiied or. Crest: On a chjapeau gules turned up ermine a lion statant or the tail extended. Motto: Prest d'accomplir. The Irish family located in County Wexford, and doubtless all the Irish Talbots of ancient family are descended from John Talbot, first Earl of Shrewsbury, who distinguished himself by valiant deeds in the reigns of Henry V and Henry VI and died in the battle of Chatelon in 1458, aged eighty years. He owned estate in Ireland and descendants settled there. Governor Thomas Talbot, of Massachusetts, was a direct descendant of the Earl of Shrewsbury through this Irish line. His immediate ancestors lived at Templemore, Ireland. His grandfather, William Talbot, came to America in 1807 with a large family and settled at Cambridge, New York, where he began the manufacture of broadcloth and where he died in 1817. Charles Talbot, son of William, removed in 1819 to Danube, Vermont; married Phebe White. Governor Talbot was born September 7, 1818. Of the same Irish family and said to be closely related to the grandfather of Governor Talbot were four brothers, Elias, Edward, John and Joseph Talbot, who came to this country in the same ship. John went south and became a slaveholder and planter.
(I) Edward Talbot, mentioned as one of the four brothers, was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, about 1777, died at Minerva, New York, in 1853. He came to this country in 1808 and settled at Minerva, New York, where he conducted a hotel and followed farming the remainder of his life. He married, Sarah Martin, born in Ireland, died in Minerva, New York, 1851. Children: 1. Jane Potts. 2. Charles. 3. Edward. 4. Sarah. 5. Ellen, of whom the first two were born in Ireland, the other in this country.
(II) Charles, son of Edward Talbot, was born in county Tipperary, Ireland, 1806, and died at Minerva, New York, 1889. He attended school but a short time and was largely educated through his own efforts. He was a student by nature and became a man of learning and wisdom. He fitted himself for the ministry and became a preacher of the Methodist denomination. He was also a farmer and continued in active life until a few months before his death, which was caused by an accident. In politics he was a Republican, though originally a member of the old Whig Party, and he
Served the town on the board of education. He married Leonora Hall, born at Blanford, Massachusetts, 1818, died 1894, daughter of David and Lucy Barnes, both of Scotch descent. Children: 1. Henry, lives at Long Lake, New York. 2. Martin, deceased. 3. Edward H., lives at Poland, New York, was a soldier in the Civil War; has been sheriff of the county, sergeant-at-arms of the assembly in Albany; engaged for many years in the lumber and real estate business. 4. Charles, mentioned below. 5. Lucy, deceased. 6. Eliza, married Charles E. Wood., of Scroon, New York. 7. Elenora, married Robert Dornburg, lawyer at Ticonderoga; children: Caroline and Lucile Dornburg, 8, Emma, deceased.
(III) Charles (2), son of Charles (1) Talbot, was born at Minerva, Essex County, New York, January 16, 1846. He attended the district schools there and the Glens Falls Academy. He learned the trade of blacksmith at Minerva, where he worked for five years. He then located at North Hudson, New York where he carried on the blacksmith business for a period of twenty-one years. From 1891 to 1902 he was in the same line of business. Since 1899 he has been postmaster of Crown Point. He sold his blacksmith shop in 1902 and since then has given all his time to his office. In politics he is a Republican. He was for nine years supervisor of the town of Hudson. he is a member of Rescue Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of Crown Point. In religion he is a Methodist. He married, December 25, 1870, Tine Ward, of Crown Point, daughter of Elisha and Mary (Stone) Ward. She died March 28, 1906. Children: 1. Frederick E., born February 25, 1874; graduate of the Mount Moriah Academy, the Albany business College, and the New York School of Plumbers, and is now in business for himself in Philmont, Columbia County, New York, a dealer in hardware, and a contracting plumber; married, in 1900, Winnie Saunders. 2. Emma, December 10, 1878; resides with father. 3. Helen, October 290, 1883; died March 15, 1889.
SEALY. The first settler of the Sealy family in America was a native of England. He settled in Canada and left two children: 1. William H., mentioned below. 2. Harriet, married Oliver Austin.
(I) William James Sealy was born in Black Friars Bridge, near London, England, 1814, died at Potsdam, new York, 1878. He came to Canada with his father when he was seven years old, and was bound out from the age of seven to fourteen. All the education he had was received in the course of fourteen weeks in a Canadian night school, though he supplemented this by earnest application to his books, and he was always an omnivorous reader. He came to Potsdam from Canada and found employment in the Perrin Tannery, when he was seventeen years old, learning the trade of tanner and currier. In 1862 He went to Parishville to work in a tannery and remained four years. He then settled on a farm and he bought in Potsdam, and continued there the remainder of his days, building a tannery on his farm and conducting it in addition to his farming. In politics he was a Republican. He was a school trustee at one time and also road commissioner. He was a member of the Catholic Apostolic Church. He married Lucy, born in Potsdam, 1821, died 1898, daughter of Phineas and Dica Austin. Children; 1. Charlotte, died in infancy. 2. Emily Melissa, deceased; married Hosea Bicknell (deceased); son Herbert lives in Potsdam. 3. Olive, married Jasper Barnum, of West Potsdam, farmer; they have a son George. 4. William F. P., mentioned below. 5. Elizabeth, married Royal Eastman, real estate dealer, Boston. 6. Walter Nelson, mentioned below. 7. Annie, married Simon Garlough, farmer, of Potsdam. 8. George Oliver, born April 23, 1857, farmer, Parishville; married, February 12, 1878. Ella Martha Manzer; children: i. Glenn Allen, principal of the high school and justice of the peace in Santa Clara, Franklin County, New York; married Ella Root; ii. Emily R., married David Morrell Riggs, and has a son Robert Riggs; iii. Wilda.
(II) William Francis Phineas, son of William James Sealy, was born at Potsdam, 1846, and was educated there in the public schools. He worked on his father's farm until he was of age, then went west and was employed for five years in the railroad business. Upon his return to his native place he was employed by the Potsdam Lumber Company at Potsdam, later transferred to Hewiitville for nine years, when, in 1889, he was appointed superintendent of the water works at Potsdam and held that position for the next eighteen years. He then engaged in business at the Island Mill; after one year formed a partnership with Bertram Snell, which obtained for one year, when the business was sold to the A. Sherman Lumber Company and he is superintendent of their Island Mill. In politics he is a Republican. He is a member of the Catholic Apostolic Church, and is priest in charge of the society in Potsdam, having been ordained by Coadjutor Heath in 1878. Mr. Sealy is chairman of the board of water commissions in Potsdam. He married, in 1870, Amanda, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Ginkinger, natives of Allentown, Pennsylvania, but residents of Sterling, Illinois. Children: 1. Bertha, married Harlan Parmeter, of Hanawa Falls, a farmer. 2. Elizabeth, married Frank Wood, clerk in a hardware store at Potsdam; child, Muriel. 3. William Charles, now with the Fore River Ship Building Company at Quincy, Massachusetts; married Aroline Hutchins. 4. Clarence, clerk in the post office at Potsdam; resides on the homestead.
(II) Walter Nelson, son of William James Sealy, was born in Potsdam, 1852. He attended the district schools of his native town, and the State Normal School at Potsdam for two years. He worked on his father's farm and in the tannery until about 1888, when he was engaged in the meat and provision business in Potsdam. He has been very successful in business and is one of the best known and most popular merchants of the town. He is a Republican and has served on the board of trustees of the incorporated village of Potsdam for nine years. He is a member of the Catholic Apostolic Church and is a deacon of that church. He married, October 7, 1884, Lorena, daughter of Alexander and Nancy (McGowen) Wright, of Potsdam. Children: 1. Emily. 2. Bernetta.
McINTYRE. There were three immigrants of the family of McIntyre in New England among the first settlers. The first, Philip, is mentioned below. The second, Robert, was a witness in the trail in the Essex court, November 14, 1653, stating his age as twenty-four and his place of employment as the Lynn Iron Works. He probably went with his employers to Rhode Island, where the Iron Works were removed a few years later. The third was Micom, or Malcolm, who settled about 1650 at York, Maine, and left many descendants in that section. Malcolm's house, which was used as a garrison in the Indian Wars, is now or was lately standing; it is said that it was built in the Protectorate of Cromwell, the second story projecting over the first in the old part of the house, and the whole built of heavy timbers. It is now owned by a wealthy descendant named John McIntyre, and occupied by his sister. A stanza referring to the muscular and perhaps pugnacious ancestor of the Maine family reads:
"And there was Micom McIntyre
Judge McIntyre, who wrote a sketch of the Charlton, Massachusetts, family, says: "These three McIntyres were probably of the same family, perhaps brothers and exported by Cromwell among the prisoners of war taken at the battles of Dunbar and Worcester, where over ten thousand Scotch Highlanders and other followers of Charles were captured and sent to the colonies." There is a tradition among the Maine families that Micom McIntyre was "banished by Cromwell."
Philip McIntyre, immigrant ancestor, came when a youth from Scotland about 1648. He was born probably in Argyle about 1630, married at Reading, Massachusetts, August 6, 1666, Mary ------------. His name appears in the list of inhabitants of the town of Reading that drew land in the division on the Great Swamp at Reading in 1666, and in that year he paid as his share of the ministerial tax the sum of ten shillings. In 1686 in a "coppie of a rare made to be payd in money to be payd to the Indians for the purchase of the town's land" we find him taxed, and in 1688 he appears as a contributor of three pounds to a subscription for the new meeting house. Shortly before his death he conveyed his homestead by deed to his son David. He was a much respected citizen of Reading, where at an advanced age he died in December, 1719. His estate was settled by his son, David. Children: 1. Philip Jr., born March 15, 1667. 2. Thomas, October 15, died October 24, 1668. 3. Daniel, September 20, 1669; married Judith, daughter of John and Judith Putney; he died at Salem, December, 1729. 4. Mary, July 30, 1672; married Thomas Rich, of Salem, June 30, 1699. 5. Sarah, about 1677; married Joseph Putney, May 18, 1697; removed to Oxford, Massachusetts, in 1727. 6. John, March 20, 1679; married, April 8, 1701, Elizabeth Daniels, of Watertown. 7. Thomas, about 1680, housewright by trade; married Mary, daughter of Robert and Mary Moulton; he died probably at Salem. 8. Samuel, 1682; married Mary Upton, of Reading, October 15, 1706. 9. Jonathan, 1684. 10. David, June 12, 1688; married September 4, 1712, died after 1720.
(II) Richard McIntyre, a descendant of Philip McIntyre in the third or fourth generations, was born July 24, 1749, died January 24, 1826. He removed to Vermont before the Revolution and was a soldier in the American Army. He was in Captain Nathan Smith's Company, April, 1778; also in Captain Jacob Odell's Company, Colonel Allen's Regiment, in 1780, and he was a sergeant in Captain Jacob Odell's Company, 1784 engaged in "taking Tories" on Rupert Mountain. His service was credited to Manchester, Bennington County, Vermont. In that town in 1790, according to the federal census, he was the head of a family of five, two males over sixteen, two under sixteen and one female. Afterward he lived at Danby, Vermont, and finally in Plattsburgh, New York. He married, May 29, 1771, Hannah Boorne, born May 17, 1753. Children: 1. Stephen, born May 16, 1773. 2. Sarah, December 26, 1775. 3. Nathaniel, February 1, 1777, mentioned below. 4. Ebenezer, August 13, 1780; died 1810. 5. Hannah, September 9, 1785; died August, 1806.
(II) Nathaniel, son of Richard McIntyre, was born at Danby, Vermont, February 1, 1777; died July 25, 1833, at Plattsburgh, New York. He followed farming for an occupation all his life. He came to Plattsburgh with his father. He married (first) January 19, 1796, Mary Hulbert, born November 9, 1789; died March 7, 1814. He married (second) November 1, 1815, Sally Chapman, who died October 14, 1821. He married (third) August 16, 1822, Amanda Baker. Children of first wife: 1. Hannah, born July 21, 1798. 2. Electa, December 24, 1800; died 1801. 3. Zilpha, October 10, 1802; died November, 1802. 4. Amerilla, November 30, 1803. 5. Electra, August 13, 1806. 6. Lorena, August 24, 1809. 7. Leonora, August 29, 1812. Children of second wife: 8. Hosea
A., August 20, 1816; mentioned below 9, May A., March 27, 1818. 10 Richard C., August 15, 1819. Children of third wife: 11, Sarah E., March 12, 1824. 12, Celia M., January 22, 1830. 13. George N., February 5, 1833; lives in Peru, Clinton County, New York.
(III) Hosea A., son of Nathaniel McIntyre, was born at Plattsburgh, New York, August 29, 1816, died at Peru, New York, October 29, 1889. He received a common school education. His father died when he was seventeen years old and for a number of years the care and responsibility of the family fell upon him. He followed farming during most of his life and also lumbering. He lived most of his life in Saranac, but died in Peru, New York. In politics he was a Republican.
Hosea A. McIntyre married, July 15, 1840, Harriet J., born July 7, 1849, died March 27, 1896, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Stafford) Morrison. Her father was the founder of Morrisonville, near Plattsburgh, New York. Children: 1. Sanford H., born October 3, 1842; soldier in the Civil War; superannuated Methodist minister, living at Peru, New York. 2. Elizabeth H., June 27, 184; died November 11, 1851. 3. Richard Henry, mentioned below. 4. Eliza, December 5, 1847; died February 11, 1883. 5. Harvey M., March 6, 1849; merchant in southern Minnesota. 6. Edgar H., October 10, 1833; died June 21, 1905, in New York City. 7. Elliott G., January 24, 1860; died September 23, 1862.
(IV) Richard Henry, son of Hosea A. McIntyre, was born in Plattsburgh, New York, July 13, 1846. He attended the public school and academy in his native town. In 1864 he went to Fariboult, Minnesota, where for three yeas he was clerk in a mercantile establishment. Upon his return to New York, he lived for a time in Peru and at Au Sable Forks, and while in the latter town was postmaster, appointed by President Hayes, in 1876. He next located in Bloomingdale, New York, where he had a hardware store for ten years. He was very successful and during four of the years in which he was in business at Bloomingdale he had a branch store at Saranac Lake. This branch he sold in 1889 to Walton Callanan. He came to Saranac Lake to live in the same year. In 1891 he erected the substantial block at the corner of Main Street and Broadway.
In politics Mr. McIntyre is a Republican. He was justice of the peace of the town of Bloomingdale and later in Saranac Lake. He was appointed postmaster at Saranac Lake by President Roosevelt and still holds that office. He also has an insurance agency. He was supervisor of the town of Saranac Lake in 1892-93-94-95, and in 1876 he was supervisor of the town of Jay, where he was then living. He also represented the town of St. Armond in the Essex County board of supervisors for three years. He is one of the leading Republicans in this section, and of strong and wholesome influence in the party councils. He was one of the organizers of the Adirondack national Bank at Saranac Lake in 1897, was its first president and still holds that office. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church. He is a member of White Face Mountain Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of Saranac Lake, and of Wanneta Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of the same town.
He married, June 24, 1878, Emma C., born at Keeseville, New York, daughter of Charles H. and Winnifred (Bergis) Kendall. Her mother is deceased; her father is a merchant at Saranac Lake. Her grandfather, Andrew Elliott Kendall, was born at Catskill, New York, and her great-grandfather, George M. Kendall, in New Hampshire. Children of Richard H. and Emma C. (Kendall) McIntyre: 1. Albert Prentiss, born August 13, 1881; died April 27, 1893. 2. Harvey K., January 6, 1883; died January 7, 1892. 3. Richard H., May 4, 1887; graduate of Williams College; a graduate of the New York Law School, New York City, class of 1910.
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