Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
Pages 516-526

William Richard Cutter, A. M.
Editorial Supervisor

Online Edition by Holice, Deb & Pam


McINTYRE. Glen O, near Bunawe, in the district of Lorne, Scotland, was the home of the Clan Macintyre, which General Stewart says they possessed from the year 1300 down to 1810. The war cry of the clan was "Cruachan" (a mountain near Lock Awe.) The clan pipe march was a march which translated means, "We will take the highway." Their badge--Fraoch, or common heath. The clan were originally hereditary foresters of the Stewarts, Lords of Lorne. Tradition says they descended from the MacDonalds. The last of the clan, with all the men of Glen O, were expatriated to America. Duncan Ban MacIntyre, of this tribe, was one of the best of modern Gaelic poets. He was born in 1724, and fought at Falkirk, under Colonel Campbell. Although he never received any education he excelled in all kinds of verse. His poems have gone through several editions, and the "Bibliotheca-Scoto-Celtics" says of him, "All good judges of Celtic poetry agree that nothing like the purity of his Gaelic and the style of his poetry have appeared in the Highlands since the days of Ossian." He is buried in the Gray Friars. In 1859 a stately monument of a Druiddical style was erected to his memory at Daimally, near the head of Lock Awe. The MacIntyre tartan is very dark, enlivened with narrow white stripes in large squares, and a touch of red in dots and faint stripes.

(I) John McIntyre was resident of the town of Braintree, Vermont. He removed from that town, was for a time of Salem, Massachusetts, and later of Utica, New York. In 1789 he settled in Lewis County, New York, where he died. He married Anna Morey, a descendant of Jonathan, of Plymouth, Massachusetts. They were the parents of twelve children, among whom were Nathaniel, Reuben, Levi and Medad.

(II) Medad, son of John and Anna (Morey) McIntyre, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, April 9, 1782, and died May 11, 1860. He came to New York State with his father and settled in Jefferson County, where his life was mainly passed, although he died in Croghan, Lewis County, at the home of his son John. He was quite a prominent man in Jefferson County, he was in the lumber business, and in connection with farming operations managed several saw mills. He enlisted and served in the War of 1812, and was in receipt of a United States pension for injuries received. He was a Whig in politics. He married Eleanor Bartlett, born in Springfield, Massachusetts, December 17, 1786, died January 3, 1865; a lineal descendant of Josiah Bartlett, a delegate from New Hampshire to the Continental Congress of 1776; was the first to vote for the Declaration of Independence, and the first to sign after the president, John Hancock, had attached his signature to that immortal document. He was a regularly educated physician, and received the degree of M. D. and practiced his profession in Kingston. In 1777 he was with Stark at Bennington. In 1779 was appointed chief justice of common pleas, justice of the supreme court in 1784, and chief justice in 1788. Was a member of the convention which framed and adopted the Federal Constitution in 1788, was president of New Hampshire in 1790, and became the first governor under the new state constitution in 1793; died May 19, 1795.

(III) John, son of Medad and Eleanor (Bartlett) McIntyre, was born at Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York, May 11, 1830. He was educated in the public schools, became a farmer in Jefferson County, later removing to the town of Crogham, Lewis County, where he followed the same pursuit. He enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War, and saw several years of hard service, which left him a weak and broken man. His war record is an honorable one. He married (first) in 1859, Hannah, daughter of Thomas and Nancy (Osborne) Barker; (second) June 19, 1873, Lucy, daughter of John and Maria (Wescott) Knight. She was born in Alexandria, New York, March 15, 1842, one of a family of eleven. Children by first marriage: 1. Walter, born July 20, 1860, married Emma Daily. 2. Imogene, born March 19, 1862, married Albert Thompson. 3. Leonard, born December 25, 1864. Children by second marriage: 4. Frederick M., see forward. 5. William, born July 1, 1880. 6. Lucy, born February 5, 1886, married Peter Van De Walker, December 25, 1905.

(IV) Frederick M., son of John and Lucy (Knight) McIntyre, was born in Croghan, New York, October 21, 1876. He was educated in the public schools, and worked upon the farm until he had reached an age that he could get out into the world and obtain employment. He secured a position as fireman with the New York Central Railroad, and after becoming competent was promoted to engineer and given a regular run. He remained with the railroad company as engineer for twelve yeas, until February 1, 1909, when in company with Tennyson A. Jones, he purchased the flour and feed mill located at Deer River village. The mill is located at Deer River, which furnished abundant power at all seasons. The firm is Jones & McIntyre. In connection with the mills, which are sufficiently large to handle the local trade, they carry a line of farm machinery and implements. The firm is doing a prosperous business, and have proved the wisdom of their purchase. Mr. McIntyre, while occupying an entirely new field of effort, is demonstrating his fitness for commercial business, and is one of the rising and influential young men of his town. His well-known integrity and sterling qualities have gained him the confidence of the public, who are giving the young firm a generous patronage. He is a Republican in politics; a member of Orient Lodge, No. 238, Free and Accepted Masons; Carthage Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He married, April 15, 1904, Ethel Mae Jones, born December 13, 1885, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary Katherine (Millard) Jones, Child: Ruth J., born January 9, 1909.

ADKINS. George Adkins, the first of this family in New York, was born in New Hampshire, about 1802. He came to Crown Point when a young man and followed the trade of carpenter and joiner. About 1836 he removed to Ticonderoga and worked at his trade there the remainder of his active life. He was a Whig in politics until his party went to pieces, afterwards a Republican. He held the office of justice of the peace. He married, Susan Lane, of New Hampshire. Children: 1. Orris, mentioned below. 2. Owen H. 3. Jane. 4. Orlando W. 5. Juliette, died in childhood.

(II) Orris, son of George Adkins, was born at Crown Point, November 11, 1822, and attended the public schools of his native town. He removed with his parents to Ticonderoga when he was fourteen years old, and went to work with his father as a carpenter. In later years he owned and operated a sawmill for thirty-five years. he received his son in partnership with him in business. He had retired from active pursuits and lived with his son, George H. Adkins, in Ticonderoga Village, until April 17, 1910, when he died, aged Eighty-seven years. In politics he was a Republican; in religion a Methodist. He married, June 30, 847, Amanda P., born at Ticonderoga, May 25, 1824, died August 28, 1890, daughter of George and Phebe (Miller) Grant, granddaughter of Anna Miller, who was kidnapped by the Indians when she was five years old. Children: 1. George H., mentioned below. 2. Alice, born March 17, 1855; died July 11, 1857. 3. Altus Byron, August 11, 1858; merchant at Ticonderoga; has been high sheriff of Essex County; married Millie Wolcott; daughter, Venice. 4. Arthur Grant, September 17, 1862; merchant of Ticonderoga; married (first) Ida M. Armstrong; (second) Mrs. Anna McLaughlin.

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(III) George Henry, son of Orris Adkins, was born in Ticonderoga, May 29, 1848. He was educated in the public schools. He began to work in the lead and ore mines of the town, and later was the owner of a sawmill and general store at Street Road, about three miles from Ticonderoga, and was postmaster there for twenty years. In 1891 he established a grocery and provision business in the village of Ticonderoga in partnership with his brothers, Altus B. and Arthur G. Adkins, and Mr. Scott, under the firm name of Adkins & Scott. Mr. Scott lives at a distance from the village, and is not an active partner. George H. Adkins continued to operate his sawmill and to hold the office of postmaster, and the store at Ticonderoga was managed by his younger brother, Arthur G. Adkins, until the spring of 1900, when George H. Adkins sold out his business at Street Road and removed to Ticonderoga village, devoting his time to the grocery and provision store of the firm of Adkins and Scott. The firm built the large Adkins & Scott block in which the store is now located. The store itself is the finest grocery in northern New York. Mr. Adkins built his residence at Street Road and another in which he now lives at Ticonderoga village. He has also other valuable real estate in this section. he is interested in the bee industry and has an apiary of some eighty colonies of bees, making sometimes from a half to a ton of honey ina season. He belongs to the bee keepers' national organization, and recently attended a convention held at San Antonio, Texas. In politics he is a Republican, and he has held the office of constable of the town. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a trustee and treasurer of the society.

He married, march, 1870, Mary Brooks, born at Hague, New York, resided at Crown Point before her marriage, daughter of Nathan and Abigail (Capron) Brooks. Children: 1. Mattie, born May 30, 1871; married Charles Carr, a farmer, Wilton, Saratoga County, New York; children: i. Ruth, ii. Arthur, ii. Elizabeth, iv. Elsie, v. Frances Carr. 2. Elsie L., September 25, 1873; married Leon Ostrander, farmer, of Dresden; child, Burdette Ostrander. 3. Mary Ellen, May 17, 1876; married Walter Johnson, merchant at Street road, town of Ticonderoga, children: i. Grant, ii. Helen L. Johnson. 4. John, March 31, 1870; died March 3, 1881. 5. Jennie, December 25, 1880; married John Rowley, a farmer of Wilton, Saratoga County, New York. 6. Orris G., November 28, 1883; was in charge of the dynamo at the paper mill in Ticonderoga for four years, now taking a course in electrical engineering, in New York City; married Elizabeth Hinds, of Sandy Hill, New York; son, Lawrence. 7. John B., September 23, 1887; died September 8, 1898. 8. Grace E., September 19, 1891; married Robert Odell, now with Smith, Gray & Company, of Brooklyn, New York. 9. Leon M., July 14, 1896; student in high school in Ticonderoga.

PERT. Thomas Pert was born in Northleach, England, 1792, died in Potsdam, New York, May 26, 1872. He was educated in his native place and learned the trade of baker. He worked at his trade as apprentice and journeyman until he came to this country in 1832 at the age of forty. He located first at Chateaugay, New York, and later at Canton, St. Lawrence County. In this country he followed farming for an occupation. He spent his last years on a farm near Potsdam, New York, and his widow in the home of their son George at Potsdam. He married a Miss Radway, born at Chatworth, England, 1794, died in Potsdam, February 26, 1875. Children: 1. George, mentioned below. 2. John. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Mary.

(II) George, son of Thomas Pert, was born in England, 1823, died in Potsdam, August 4, 1893. He came to this country with his parents when he was nine years old. He received a common school education in England and at Potsdam. He was apprenticed to learn the trade of carpenter and followed that trade for some years. He assisted in building the first saw mill on the Raquette River at Colton, New York. For a time also he followed farming. In 1859 he bought a lot of land in Potsdam and built the house in which he afterwards lived. In Potsdam he engaged in business as a dealer in butter, cheese and other produce and built up a flourishing business, in which he continued for a period of thirty years. He retired a few years before his death. In Politics he was a Democrat. He was at one time assessor of the town and held other town offices from time to time. In religion he was a Presbyterian.

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George Pert was married in 1855, to Lucina Mathews, who was born in Potsdam, 1827, died in 1899, daughter of David Mathews, of Potsdam. Children: 1. Henry G., lived in Kansas City, Missouri; married Mattie Walton, of Alexandria, New York; has a daughter Arloine Walton. 2. John Radway, mentioned below. 3. William L., died in 1900; was internal revenue collector under President Cleveland for four years; was in partnership with his brother John R. for six years in the grocery business in Potsdam; organized the Citizens' National Bank of Potsdam, and was its president at the time of is death; married Grace L. Brush, of Hopkinton, New York; child, Josephine, who resides at Potsdam with her mother.

(III) John Radway, son of George Pert, was born in Potsdam, 1861, in the house where he now lives. He attended the public schools and the State Normal School at Potsdam. At the age of twenty he went into the hotel business and for seven years conducted the American House at Norwood, New York. He returned to Potsdam to engage in the grocery business in partnership with his brother William L. He retired from this business on account of ill health after six years. Since then he has dealt in horses, harness and carriages in Potsdam, and has enjoyed a large and profitable business, and in 1910 added to the above line, Babcock automobiles. In politics he is a Republican. He is a prominent member of the Presbyterian Church and one of its trustees. He married, June 28, 1886, Lillian A., daughter of Franklin Kellogg. They have one daughter, Marion A., born in 1891, attending State Normal School, class of 1911.

WEAVER. Among the many families bearing the name Weaver that settled at an early date in America, was that of Clement Weaver, of Newport, Rhode Island, who died in 1683. He was called "Sergeant" Weaver to distinguish him from his son, also Clement. He was a deputy in 1648. Under date of October 30, 1683, Samuel Hubbard, of Newport, wrote William Gibson, of New London: "Old Weaver is dead near an hundred years old." He married Mary Freeborn, born 1627, daughter of William and Mary Freeborn. They had children: 1. Elizabeth, married Thomas Dungan. 2. Clement, see forward. 3. William. 4. John. It was from this Rhode Island family that the English family of Weavers in the Mohawk Valley sprang. Captain Langford Weaver was a soldier in the Revolution. Dr. Robert, his son, was a charter member of the Fulton County Medical Society. He practiced in the town of Ephratah, Fulton County, until his death. He was born July 4, 1785, died March 25, 1855.

(I) John Weaver, believed to have been a brother of Dr. Robert Weaver, married Sally Phillips, and had issue.

(II) George, son of John and Sally (Phillips) Weaver, was born in Montgomery County, New York, in 1824, and died in Turin, Lewis County, New York, August, 1889. He married Betsy Ann Casselman, and had issue.

(III) John M., son of George and Betsy Ann (Casselman) Weaver, was born at Chaumont, Jefferson County, New York, November 14, 1850. He married Louisa Pouitt, and had issue.

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(IV) Leon a., son of John M. and Louisa (Pouitt) Weaver, was born at Pell's Mills, town of Rutland, county of Jefferson, New York. He was educated in the common school and at the Carthage High school. After leaving school he learned the trade of cheese maker, at which he was employed several years. He next became manger of the milk station at Shurtliff's Crossing, Jefferson County, Shurtliff, New York, that was owned and operated by Christ Vagts, a wholesale cheese and milk dealer of Brooklyn, New York. in 1906 he resigned his position with Mr. Vagts to become manger of the cheese department of the Thousand Islands Creamery Company, whose extensive plant is located at Alexandria Bay. A little later he returned to the employ of Mr.. Vagts, going to Mansville. He is now (1910) manger of the Deer River milk station, which, beside shipping the fresh milk to the cities, includes the manufacture of the surplus milk into cheese. His long experience in the business has made Mr. Weaver an expert butter and cheese maker, and an authority on all that pertains to milk products and their manufacture. He is regarded with favor both by his employers and the farmers who market milk at his station. He is a Republican in politics, and a member of the Baptist church, and of Carthage Lodge No. 365, I. O. O. F He married, March 27, 1907, Colette Ward, born in Philadelphia, New York, October 9, 1883, daughter of Frank S. Ward, of Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York, granddaughter of Charles R. and Harriet (Sheath) Ward, and great granddaughter of Sherman Willard Ward, born May 22, 1799, who married Mary Waters. Charles R. Ward was born at Antwerp, New York, September 3, 1828. He married January 26, 1854, Harriet Sheath, born at Antwerp, New York July 31, 1833. Frank S. Ward was born at Antwerp, New York, August 19, 1856, and married December 31, 1879, Alice Shurtliff, born in Philadelphia, New York, August 8, 1856, daughter of Milo and Louisa (Bentley) Shurtliff. Leon A. and Colette (Ward) Weaver have a daughter, Muriel C., born May 2, 1909.

WEED. The family tradition prevailing in northern New York pertaining to this family is erroneous. It is undoubtedly of English origin, and was in this country about one hundred years earlier than supposed. It has carried great influence in the affairs of the state of New York, and especially the Lake Champlain region, from a very early period.

(I) Lieutenant John Weed, born about 1627, was a planter in Amesbury, Massachusetts, where he married, November 14, 1650, Deborah, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Winsley (Wensley or Winslow), of that town. No record appears to show his place or time of birth, time of arrival in America. He was a commoner and taxed in Salisbury, Massachusetts, in 1650, and received a grant of land there in 1654. He was among the original settlers of Amesbury in 1654-44, and received various grants there between 1654 and 1664, including a "township" for one of his sons in 1660. Both he and "Goodwife" Weed were assigned seats in the meeting house in 1677, and he subscribed to the oath of allegiance the same year, and to a petition in 1680. He died in Amesbury, March 15, 1689, and was survived six years by his widow, who passed away April 20,1695. Children: 1. Samuel. 2. Mary. 3. John. 4. Ann. 5. Deborah. 6. George. 7. Nathaniel. 8. Ephraim. 9. Joseph. 10. Thomas.

(II) Samuel, eldest child of John and Deborah (Winsley) Weed, was born February 15, 1652, in Salisbury, and lived in Amesbury, where he was a cordwainer, or shoemaker, and received land on account of his children in 1659. He took the oath of allegiance in 1677, was a member of the "training band" in 1680, and made his will

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September 15, 1718. This document was not proven until October 1, 1730, indicating that he lived about twelve years after its execution. He married, March 12, 1676, Bethia Daughter of Robert Morgan, of Beverly. Children: 1. Elizabeth. 2. Deborah. 3. Bethia. 4. Margaret. 5. Samuel (died young). 6. Samuel (died young). 7. Hannah. 8. Lydia. 9. Daniel. 10. Samuel.

(III) Daniel, third son of Samuel and Bethia (Morgan) Weed, was born October 27, 1695, in Amesbury, and probably died b before October 31, 1736. He married, January 24, 1720, Dorothy Sargent, and the records of the second Amesbury church show the baptism of three children, namely: 1. Daniel, May 11, 1729. 2. Orlando, September 12, 1731. 3. Naomie of Daniel Weed's wife," October 31, 1736. The mother was received as a member of this church September 14, 1735.

(IV) Daniel (2), son of Daniel (1) and Dorothy (Sargent) Weed, was baptized May 11, 1729, at the second church of Amesbury, and may have been six or eight years old at the time, but was probably an infant, as the family tradition as to his age indicates. He learned ship-building, probably at Newbury, and settled at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where he followed this occupation. His last years were spent in Grafton, New Hampshire, where he attained the age of ninety-five years.

(V) Joseph, son of Daniel (2) Weed, was born July 23, 1762, probably in Portsmouth , whence he went to Lebanon, New Hampshire, and thence moved to Essex, Chittendon County, Vermont, and engaged in farming, reaching the age of eighty-two years. He married, March 10, 1783, Lydia Aldrich.

(VI) Roswell Alcott, son of Joseph and Lydia (Aldrich) Weed, was born in 1797, in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, and died January 17, 1860, in Plattsburgh, New York. He was reared in Essex, Vermont, where he remained until he attained his majority, and located in Plattsburgh in 1818. He was employed some time as a clerk and engaged in lumbering operations, remaining ten years in Plattsburg. He then purchased land in Belmont, Franklin County, New York, on which he conducted lumbering business and operated a grist mill until 1839, when he returned to Plattsburg. For some years he engaged in mercantile operations here, and retired with a competence a few years before his death. He was active in promoting the interests of the village of Plattsburgh, and was a director in various industrial enterprises, one of which he took especial interest being the plank road which was built in his time. Every effort to t improve the town and country about it received his encouragement and support. He married, in Plattsburgh, Sarah A., a native of that place, born in 1810, died 1895, daughter of Smithy and Hannah (Roberts) Mead, and granddaughter of Nehemiah and Sally (Newcomb) Mead, of Easton, Washington County, New York. Smith Mead was born in Easton and became an early settler at Clinton County, serving many years as county clerk. At the time of the battle of Plattsburgh, in September, 1814, when he took part in repelling the British, he was living about five miles from the village. He attained the great age of ninety years. His wife, Hannah, died at the age of sixty-five years. She was a daughter of John Roberts, a Revolutionary soldier and a pensioner in his old age, which was passed near Plattsburgh, and granddaughter of General Roberts, of Manchester, Vermont. Roswell, A. Weed and wife had the following children: 1. Cornelia A., married Thomas Benedict, of South Norwalk, Connecticut, and died in 1908. 2. Smith Mead, unmentioned below. 3. William B. 4. Mary E. 5. Sarah M., married William S. Ketcham. 6. Hannah, died at the age of fifteen years.

(VII) Hon. Smith Mead, elder son of Roswell A., and Sarah A. (Mead) Weed, was born July 26, 1833, in Belmont, New York. His parents returned to Plattsburgh

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to reside in 1839, and he secured his early education in the common schools and an academy there. It was his desire from early boyhood to take up law, but was opposed by his father, who placed him ina general store as clerk, three years in Plattsburgh, ands two years in Boston. When he had reached man's estate he at once began the study of the law, which had so long been denied him, in the office of Judge Beckwith at Plattsburgh, and was admitted to the bar , January 1, 1856, and thereafter pursued the course of the Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, taking high rank in the class of 1837, and graduated with the degree of LL. B. After graduating at Harvard he began the practice as a partner of his former preceptor in Plattsburgh, the third member of the firm being Henry Johnson, a noted attorney. Mr. Weed devoted himself with all diligent attention to the interests of his clients, and was correspondingly rewarded with success. His aim was to do well whatever he undertook, and his careful study of cases and the law kept him fully informed and enabled him to use his powers to the best advantage. As a consequence he rapidly made his way to the front rank of his profession and gained the confidence and esteem of the community. Whether consciously or unconsciously, he was paying the foundation for future usefulness, and was soon called for higher fields of endeavor. His reputation for diligence, intelligence and decision, coupled with a pleasing manner and presence, soon brought him into leadership. In 1865 he was pressed to become a candidate for president of the village, to which position he was easily elected, and continued to fill by the re-election for several years. In 1867 he was a member of the constitutional convention in the state of New York, from the Fourth Judicial district, as delegate at large. He was a staunch Jeffersonian Democrat from principle, as well as strongly inherited tendencies, but notwithstanding the fact that the district was overwhelmingly republican in normal tendency, he was repeatedly elected to the legislature, by a handsome majority beginning with 1865, and continuing for three years, and again in 1871, 1873, and 1874. During this service he was a strong force in shaping legislation, far-sighted and progressive, and took the initiative in pushing several important measures to final passage. Among these was the free school act of 1867,m which put away forever the "rate bill" and made the public schools of the state for the first time free to all. He was sedulously active in securing railroad communication between the Lake Champlain region and New York city, and drafted the articles of association which put the matter in such organized form as to secure results. Through his influence, largely, a grant of $250,000 was secured from the state legislature, and capitalists of Clinton and Essex counties subscribed to bonds; and finally, in November, 1875, the road was opened to Plattsburgh and through to Rouse's Point and Montreal. This public service has never been forgotten, and has placed Mr. Weed permanently among the public benefactors of the region. In speaking of the enterprise, the Plattsburgh Republican said: "Mr. Weed has met and overcome difficulties which would have discouraged a man of less strength and less perseverance." At the banquet held in celebration of the success of the undertaking, one of the speakers, Hon. R. S., Hale, said: "For a season of years no man has struggled for the success of this enterprise as has the Hon. Smith M. Weed. In the pursuit of that end he has never faltered, never flinched, never hesitated, pursuing his object with skill, with sagacity . . . . . . . I am sorry to say I have been opposed to his policy in regard to this enterprise, but time has vindicated his judgment." Mr. Weed's practice grew to such proportions and his reputation so extended as to require the maintenance of an office in the metropolis, which was established in 1873, though his residence continued in Plattsburgh. He became counsel

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for various stock companies and has served on the official boards of great industrial enterprises. He funded the Chateaugay Ore and Iron Company in 1881, and was its president. In 1867 he purchased these mines and in 1874 the Hon, Andrew Williams became a partner in the mines. He built the Chateaugay railroad from Plattsburgh to Lake Placid, and in 1881 the ore company and iron company were consolidated and additional capital admitted, and was later sold to the Delaware & Hudson Railroad. In 1868 he as senior counsel for prosecution of Robert C. Dorn, the canal commissioner, which was one of the most noted cases of the state, for impeachment. His legal work carried him through all branches of litigation. He was vice-president and member of the executive board of the Nicaragua Canal Company and president of the San Domingo Improvement Company. In 1887 he received the full Democratic vote for United States senator in the legislature, and he has been an active participant in party councils through many years. He was a delegate in the national Democratic conventions of 1876-80-84, and enjoyed the personal friendship and confidence of Samuel J. Tilden, being often, during the later yeas of that statesman's life a welcome visitor at "Greylock", his home. As a public speaker Mr. Weed has long enjoyed a high reputation, and his forceful and energetic character needs no mention beyond the achievements already noted. His time and abilities have always been at the command of every enterprise calculated to aid in promoting human progress, and he is esteemed as on of New York's most useful citizens. In recent years he has practically retired from all activities of a business or professional nature, and he enjoys the well-earned repose of life at his home in Plattsburgh, overlooking Lake Champlain. He married September 6, 1859, Caroline Leslie, daughter of Colonel Matthew M. and Catherine Phoebe (Miller) Standish, of Plattsburgh (see Standish VII). Children: 1. Roswell Alcott, born June 19, 1860, died unmarried at the age of forty years. 2. George Standish, mentioned below. 3. Margaret Celeste, June 16, 1866, residing in Plattsburgh, unmarried. 4. Katherine Miller Standish, April 1, 1878, wife of Judge Henry T. Kellogg, of Plattsburgh.

(VIII) George Standish, second son of Smith M. and Caroline L. (Standish) Weed, was born February 13, 1862, in Plattsburgh, and began his education in the schools of his native town. On leaving the high school he began his preparation for college at St. Paul's school in Concord, New Hampshire, later becoming a student at Philips Exeter Academy. Entering Harvard College he was graduated in the class of 1886, with the degree of A. B. Returning to his home he pursued the study of law and was admitted to the bar in 1888, and became a member of the law firm of Palmer, Weed & Kellogg, a leading legal firm of Clinton County. He has always taken an active interest in politics, and has been continuously a member of the County Democratic committee since leaving college. In 1886 he received the nomination of the Democratic Party for member of assembly, and was elected by a majority of eighteen hundred, the district having a usual Republican majority of at least two thousand. He was re-elected in 1887, and in 1887-88 he was a member of the state committee of his party and served as treasurer of that body. During his first year in the assembly he was a member of the committees on appropriations, villages and state prisons, and the following year (having been re-elected without opposition from the Republican), served on committees on ways and means, rules and others. In the following year he was elected president of the village of Plattsburgh, and filled that position with acceptability. One year later, upon the resignation of Judge S. A. Kellogg, Mr. Weed was selected to fill the position of county judge. Since the establishment of

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the State Normal School at Plattsburgh, he has been a member of its board of managers, serving as treasurer of the board, and was also many years chairman of the teachers' committee. From august 1, 1893, to July 1m, 1899, he was collector of customs at the port of Champlain. He married, May 20, 1891, Frances H., born January 1, 1870, at Essex, New York, daughter of Hon. John Ross. Children: 1. Caroline Standish, born February 28, 1893. 2. Catryna Ten Broeck, December 8, 1898.

John Ross was born august 12, 1836, of Scotch ancestry, and married, September 11, 1867,m anna Mary Ketchum, born January 25, 1837, daughter of John Ten Broeck Ketchum and his second wife, Lucy Ann Swetland. John T. B. Ketchum was born June 6, 1803, and died February 10, 1882. He married (first) November 30, 1830. Caroline Elizabeth Cargill, who lived only a few years, and he married (second), January 25, 1836, Lucy Ann Swetland, born September 11, 1817, daughter of William and Henrietta Julia (Kirtland) Swetland. He was a son of Joseph Ketchum, born March 16, 1781, died March 1, 1863, son of Hiram and Mary (Barlow) Ketchum, of Waterford, new York. Joseph Ketchum married, September 22, 1804, Maria Bodyn Ten Broeck, born September 10, 1785, at Claverack, New York, died July 11, 1863. She was a daughter of Major Tom C. Ten Broeck, of Claverack, (see Ten Broeck, V). John Ross was the eldest son of General Henry H. and Susanna (Blanchard) Ross, of Essex, New York. General Henry H. Ross was the son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Gilliland) Ross. Elizabeth Gilliland was the daughter of William Gilliland, the pioneer of the Champlain Valley. Susanna (Blanchard) Ross was the daughter of Anthony J. and Maria (Williams) Blanchard. Maria (Williams) Blanchard was the daughter of General John Williams, of Salem, New York. These lines of ancestry connect the Weeds of Massachusetts with some of the oldest New York families.

(The Ten Broeck Line).

This old Dutch name is distinguished in the annals of the early settlement of the colony of New Amsterdam, later New York, in the Revolutionary rolls of the state, and also in the arts of peace. It was borne by those of high blood in Europe, and has always been a guaranty of good breeding and fine citizenship.

(I) Wessels Ten Broeck, immigrant ancestor, is supposed to have come from Holland to this country with Peter Minuit, in 1626. Little is known of him further. No record appears in this country of his marriage or children.

(II) Dirck Wesselse, son of Wessels Ten Broeck, was born December 18, 1638, probably in what is now New York City, and died September 18, 1717. He married, in 1603, Chrystina, born May 19, 1644, died November 24, 1729, daughter of Cornelius Massen and Catalyntje (Martensen) Van Baren.

(III) Johannes, son of David W. and Chrystina (Van Buren) Ten Broeck, was born in 1683, and married (first) June 18, 17090, Elizabeth, daughter of Johannes and Elizabeth (Staats) Wendell. He married (second) December 29,1714, Catryna, daughter of Hendryck and Catharine (Van Vragh) Van Rensselaer, baptized January 1, 1692.

(IV) Cornelius, son of Johannes and Catryna (Van Rensselaer) Ten Broeck, was born May 14, 1727, and died June 26, 1766. He married Maria, daughter of Peter and Agnes Constance (de Bruyn) Bodyn, born December 8, 1731, and resided in Claverack, New York.

(V) Major John C., son of Cornelius and Maria (Bodyn) Ten Broeck, was born March 15, 1755, in Claverack, and died August 10, 1835, in Watervliet, New York. When hostilities began between the American colonies and the mother country, he enlisted as a soldier of the Continental line, and was commissioned November 21, 1776, a first lieutenant of the sixth company, first

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regiment, which was composed of the flower of the state and commanded b y his kinsman, colonel Goosen Van Schaick. He distinguished himself as a brave soldier throughout the war, was promoted to captain June 29, 1781, and was later brevetted major. He participated in the battles of Trenton, Brandywine, Monmouth and shared in the privations at Valley Forge. His only wound was received at the battle of Yorktown, where he was struck in the shoulder by a shell. In preparation for the campaign of 1777 the First New York Regiment marched to Mohawk Valley, in answer to The summons of Colonel Marinus Willett, but family tradition says that John C. Ten Broeck was in fort Stanwix with Colonel Peter Gansevoort; and it is supposed that he was detailed to attend Colonel Gansevoort when the invasion from Canada was impending. When peace returned Major Ten Broeck retired to the vicinity of his native home, and late in life made his home at Watervliet. He married, December 30, 1784, his cousin, Antje, born May 9, 1734, died May 7, 1838, daughter of Hendrick and Annetje (Van Schaick) Ten Broeck.

(VI) Maria Bodyn, daughter of John C. and Antje (Ten Broeck) Ten Broeck, was born September 10, 1785, at Claverack, and became the wife of Joseph Ketchum (see Weed, VIII).

(The Standish Line).

To every one with the slightest familiarity with American history this name is the history of Miles Standish, the staunch founder of a staunch family, but a brief resume of his career is not without interest in this connection.

(I) Captain Myles Standish, born 1586, was one of the Pilgrim band which came to the shores of Massachusetts in 1620, accompanied by his wife, Rose, who died January 29, 1621. After a short stay in Plymouth, he settled in Duxbury, across the bay from the first settlement, on the hill still known as Captain's Hill, whose sides spring abruptly from the shore. He was a signer of the famous "Mayflower" compact, and became one of he leading men of the colony, being made military commander at a meeting held in February, 1621, to establish military arrangements. He conducted all the early expeditions against the Indians, and continued in the military service of the colony all his life. He commanded the Plymouth troops which marched against the Narragansetts in 1645, and when hostilities with the Dutch were apprehended in 1653, he was one of the council of war of Plymouth and was appointed to command the troops which the council determined to raise. He was also prominent in civil affairs, and was for many years assistant (member of the governor's council) and, when it became necessary in 1626, to send a delegate to England to represent the colonists in the business arrangements with the merchant adventurers, he was selected. He was a commissioner of the United Colonies and a partner in the trading companies. He participated in a division of cattle in 1627, at which time he had a wife Barbara, and died October 3, 1656. An imposing monument to him has been erected on Captain's Hill, Duxbury. His name is known all over the world, especially through Longfellow's romantic poem, "The Courtship of Myles Standish," Children: 1. Alexander. 2. Charles. 3. John. 4. Myles, 5. Lora.

(II) Alexander, eldest child of Myles and Barbara Standish, was admitted to the freedom of the colony in 1648, and was the third town clerk of Duxbury from 1695 to 1700. He died between July 5 and august 10, 1702. He married (first) Priscilla, daughter of John and Priscilla (Molines) Alden and (second) Desire, daughter of Edward Doty, and widow of William Sherman, her second husband, the first being Israel Holmes. She survived him and died in 1703. Children by first wife: 1. Myles. 2. Ebenezer. 3. Lora. 4. Lydia. 5. Mercy. 6. Sarah, and 7. Elizabeth. By second: 8. Thomas. 9. Desire. 10. Ichabod. 11. David.

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(III) Ebenezer, second son of Alexander and Sarah (Alden) Standish, was born 1672, Plymouth, and died march 19, 1755. He married Hannah, daughter of Samuel Sturtevant, of Plymouth. She died January 23, 1759.

(IV) Zachariah, son of Ebenezer and Hannah (Sturtevant) Standish, was born October 12, 1698, in Plympton, Massachusetts, and died there March 30, 1770. He married Abigail, daughter of Ebenezer Whitman, of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, born 1704, died August 3, 1788.

(V) Zachariah (2), son of Zachariah (1) and Abigail (Whitman) Standish, was born May 30, 1739, in Plympton, and died there March 26, 1780. He was a soldier of the Revolution, serving in several enlistments. He marched, March 28, 1777, in Captain Lothrop's command, Brigadier Joseph Cushing's brigade, on the alarm at Bristol, Rhode Island, he was also a member of Captain William White's company, Colonel Enoch Putnam's regiment, detached from the militia to reinforce the Continental Army, for a term of three months, agreeable to a resolve of the general court, of Massachusetts, made June 30, 1781, and marched to West Point, where he did duty. He married (first), April 8, 1760, Rebecca Wood, who died June 19, 17698, aged twenty-four years, married (second) Olive Pool.

(VI) Zachariah (3), son of Zachariah (20 and Rebecca (Wood) Standish, was born October 3, 1763, in Granville, New York, and died January 1, 1804. He married, June 6, 1791, Mary Scott, born March 24, 1778, died July 31, 1824.

(VII) Colonel Matthew M., son of Zachariah (3) and Mary (Scott) Standish, was born August 18, 1794, and died June 24, 1866. He was a man of intense patriotic spirit, and commanded a company at the battle of Plattsburgh in 1814. He married, September 2, 1818, Catherine Phoebe, born August 6, 1800, died July 16, 1866, daughter of Dr. John and Elizabeth (Smith) Miller.

(VIII) Caroline Leslie, daughter of Mathew M. and Catherine P. (Miller) Standish, became the wife of Smith M. Weed (see Weed VII).


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