Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
Pages 585 - 593

William Richard Cutter, A. M.
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DOMINY. Three brothers of this name emigrated from England early in the eighteenth century. One settled in New Jersey, another located on the west side of Long Island, and the third, whose Christian name was Nathaniel, became a resident of East Hampton, Long Island. The Beekmantown branch of the family, mentioned below, is descended from the latter. The History of East Hampton states that the Dominys are of Irish origin, that their character has been positive and that genius for invention has long prevailed in the family, as attested by patent office records.

(I) Nathaniel Dominy was born July 14, 1684; came to America when young, and settled at East Hampton, where he died, May 5, 1768. He married, November 24, 1706, Annie Corey, born February 8, 1678, died August 8, 1748. Their children were: 1. Mary. 2. Annie. 3. Phoebe. 4. Nathaniel. 5. John. 6. Lydia.

(II) Nathaniel (2), son of Nathaniel (1) and Annie (Corey) Dominy, was born at East Hampton, December 3, 1714, died March 30, 1778. He resided at Three-Mile Harbor. His wife was before marriage Elizabeth Eyers, born April 9, 1717, died September 1, 1781. Children: 1. Nathaniel. 2. William. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Deborah. 5. Henry. 6. Eliza.

(III) Henry, son of Nathaniel (2) and Elizabeth (Eyers) Dominy, was born at East Hampton, December 15, 1746, died January 23, 1817. He married, November 4, 1773, Elizabeth Dayton, and her death occurred January 23, 1814. Children: 1. Nathaniel. 2. William. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Deborah. 5. Henry. 6. Eliza. 7. Mary Ann. 8. John.

(IV) Henry (2), son of Henry (1) and Elizabeth (Dayton) Dominy, was born at East Hampton, December 26, 1776. In 1796 he went from Long Island to Beekmantown, Clinton County, New York, where he purchased from the patentees a tract of wild land containing six hundred acres, and settling there as a pioneer he cleared a portion of his land, becoming a prosperous farmer. His brother, John also settled here, locating in the easterly part of the town. Henry was one of the first land surveyors in that section of the state, and possessing an aptitude for study he became well versed in mathematics and the science of navigation. As one of the first settlers in Beekmantown he readily perceived its advantages and future possibilities, and was largely instrumental in developing its splendid agricultural resources. Henry Dominy married Charity Hubbard. Children: 1. Elizabeth. 2. Henry L. 3. Ezekiel. 4. Mary G. 5. Jeremiah. 6. Alonzo.

(V) Henry L., son of Henry (2) and Charity (Hubbard) Dominy, was born in Beekmantown, July 15, 1807. Having learned the blacksmith's trade, he followed it in connection with farming, and, with the exception of two yeas spent in Chazy, New York, his entire life was passed in his native town. He was a public-spirited citizen, highly esteemed for his sterling integrity and other commendable qualities, and was for many years an elder of the Presbyterian Church. For ten years he officiated s town clerk, and in that capacity rendered unusually efficient service. He married Sophronia Hickcock, a native of Shoreham, Vermont. Children: 1. Alanson. 2. Sullivan H. 3. Mary A., a highly estimable lady residing in Beekmantown. 4. Joel Martyn. 5. Lois. 6. Ezra. 7. Martha H. 8. Emma. Henry L. Dominy died April 27, 1898, aged nearly ninety-one, and his wife died in the following September in her ninety-third year.

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(VI) Alanson, son of Henry L. and Sophronia (Hickcock) Dominy, was born in the prime of life, August 19, 1863. He married Nancy, born in Plattsburgh, New York, daughter of Peleg T. Stafford, and only three of their children grew to maturity: Ada M., Mary Elizabeth, married William P. Lombard; Alanson T.

(VII) Alanson T., son of Alanson and Nancy (Stafford) Dominy, was born in Beekmantown, November 14, 1863. He received a public school education, and in early life engaged in mercantile pursuits as a member of the firm of Dominy & Walker, who conducted a general store in Beekmantown. In 1887 he was chosen town clerk, retaining for twelve years one of the town supervisors and served as chairman of the board for one year. Elected sheriff of Clinton County in 1901, he served in that capacity for the years 1902-03-04, during which time he resided in Plattsburgh, and upon his retirement from office he returned to Beekmantown. For the year 1907-08 he represented Beekmantown in the New York assembly, serving upon the committees on fisheries, game, state prison, soldier's home and agriculture, and while a member of that body he labored diligently in forwarding the interests of northern New York. Mr. Dominy died September 9, 1908, thus ending in the full bloom of a vigorous manhood an honorable and useful career, and his loss was deeply regretted by the entire community.

Mr. Dominy married, November 30, 1893, in West Chazy, Etta M., born in that town, July 22, 1865, daughter of Owen J. and Caroline M. (Bond) Atwood. Her father was also born in West Chazy, and her mother was a native of Beekmantown. Children: 1. Kenneth Hartley, born March 2, 1901. 2. Doris Elizabeth, November 22, 1903.

NEWTON. Rufus Newton, descendant of an old Massachusetts family, settled in Hubbardton, Vermont. He had sons: 1. Rufus. 2. Charles. 3. Alexander.

(II) Alexander, son of Rufus Newton, was born in Hubbardton, in 1822, died at Forestdale, town of Brandon, Vermont, in 1905. He had a common school education, and learned the trade of cabinetmaker. In 1855 he invented the automatic turning lathe, a contrivance of inestimable value in the wood-working business, and he engaged in manufacturing turned woodenware with much success. In 1860 he admitted to partnership in his business Edward Thompson under the firm name of Newton & Thompson. The firm was incorporated afterward s the Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company, with Mr. Newton president, and the business was continued thus until Mr. Newton died. The plant was located at Forestdale in the town of Brandon, Vermont, and was one of the important industries of that village. Mr. Newton was a Republican in politics and held various offices of trust and honor. He was selectman for a number of years and held other town offices, representing the town in the State Legislature. He was a member of the lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, at Brandon. He married (first) Silvia hack; (second) Esther Austin, born at Rochester, Vermont, in 1839, died in 1908. Children of first wife: 1. Alice. 2. Emma. 3. Eugene, died young. Children of second wife: 4. Eugene A., born July 23, 1861, farmer at Salisbury, Vermont. 5. Irving Cassius, mentioned below. 6. Charles, July 30, 1865, resides at Brandon. 7. Etta, October, 1869, lives at Brandon. 8. Viola, January 18, 1874, died February, 1879. 9. Leila, October 1880; married Paul Field, of Salisbury. 10. Lucy, died in infancy.

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(III) Irving Cassius, son of Alexander Newton, was born at Brandon, Vermont, January 21, 1863. He received his early education in the public schools of his native town. At an early age he began to work in his father's factory in summer, attending the winter terms of school. He continued in his father' employ until he was twenty-four years old. In 1887 he entered the employ of the Vermont Investment and Guarantee Company as a clerk and continued three years, making his home in the meantime at Orwell, Vermont. Since 1890 he has been auditor of the Ticonderoga Pulp and Paper Company, and is also interested in various lumbering concerns. He is director and vice-president of the National Bank of Ticonderoga. In politics he is a Republican. He has been a trustee of the incorporated village of Ticonderoga for three years and a member of the board of education for the past seventeen years. He was made a Mason in St. Paul's Lodge at Brandon, and was a member of the Royal Arch Chapter of that town. He is now a member of the Mount Defiance Lodge, No. 794, Free and Accepted Masons, and of Carillon Chapter, No. 290, Royal Arch Masons, of Ticonderoga. His family attend the Congregational Church.

Irving C. Newton married (first) in 1884, Emma Etta Brewster, who died a year after marriage. He married (second) November 11, 1891, Ellen Gibbard, born at Dresden, New York, daughter of Joseph and Sarah De Long, both natives of England. Child, Cleo Grace, born at Ticonderago, December 25, 1899.

SAFFORD. Thomas Safford, immigrant ancestor, was born in England and settled in New England in Ipswich, Massachusetts, before 1611. He was on the list of proprietors of the town, April 6, 1641, and was admitted a freeman, December 19, 1648. He bought a farm at Ipswich, thirty-two acres, of Henry Kingsbury, February 8, 1648. He was a subscriber to Denison's allowance in 1640 and had a share and a half in Plum Island. He died in February, 1666-67. His will was dated February 20, 1777-67, and proved March 26, 1667. He gave his farm to his son Joseph on condition of his care of the father and mother and on paying certain amounts to daughter, Elizabeth, Mary and Abigail. He married Elizabeth -----------, who died March 4, 1667, at Ipswich. Children: 1. Joseph, born 1631-32; married Mary Baker. 2. John, mentioned below. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Mary. 5. Abigail. One of the daughters married ------------- Klum.

(II) John, son of Thomas Safford, was born about 1633, probably in England. He settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts. He had a share in Plum Island. He gave land to his son Thomas for the maintenance of his wife and daughter. He married Sarah --------------. Children: 1. John, mentioned below. 2. Sarah, born July 14, 1664, died July 21, 1712. 3. Margaret, February 28, 1665-66. 4. Rebecca, August 30, 1667. 5. Mercy or Mary, February 26, 1669-70. 6. Elizabeth, February 27, 1670-71. 7. Thomas, October 16, 1672; married, October 7, 1698, Eleanor Shatswell, or Watchwell, widow of Richard Shatswell or Watchwell, and daughter of Daniel Choney; married (second) at Rowley, June 29, 1725, Sarah Scott; their son Joseph was a pioneer at Hardwick, where as well as at Brimfield, the adjoining town, many of his descendants have lived. 8. Joseph, born March 12, 1674-75.

(III) John (2), son of John (10 Safford, was born in Ipswich in 1660, died August 12, 1768. He settled at Preston, Connecticut. he removed to Norwich, Connecticut, as early as 1698. He married (first) September 15, 1685, Hannah Newman; (second) July 11, 1702, Abigail Martin, who died March 30, 1768. Children, born at Ipswich, Norwich, Canterbury, and Preston: 1. John, February 28, 1687-88. 2. Hannah, September 24, 1691. 3. Sarah, December 25, 1694. 4. Mary, March 5, 1697. 5. Elizabeth, January 24, 1700. 6. Margaret, April 24, 1703. 7. Joseph, January 18, 1795. 8. Gideon, mentioned below.

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(IV) Gideon, son of John (2) Safford, was born at Preston, Connecticut, March 24, 1709. He married, January 13, 1731-32, Elizabeth Hall. Children, born at Preston: 1. Mary, September 1, 1732. 2. Thomas, October 15, 1735. 3. Elizabeth, September 17, 1737. 4. Thankful, October 15, 1739. 5. Amy, January 25, 1742. 6. Lucy, April 3, 1744. 7. Samuel, January 2, 1748. 8. Pagy (daughter), May 10, 1750. 9. Annie, July 12, 1752. 10. Gideon, mentioned below.

(V) Gideon (2), son of Gideon (1) Safford, was born at Preston, New London County, Connecticut, November 4, 1754. According to the family he was an officer in the Revolution, but his record does not appear. The Revolutionary rolls, however, are by no means complete, and many men have been pensioned whose names are not on the rolls as preserved. He was an orderly sergeant in rank and fought at Fort Griswold. He removed to Salem, New York, in 1784, after the war, and lived there the remainder of his life. In 1790, according to the federal census, he was living at Salem and had in his family three sons under sixteen and four females. He married Lucy Freeman. Children: 1. Gideon. 2. Nathan. 3. Thomas. 4. Aden. 5. Chester. 6. Hannah. 7. Matilda. 8. Lucy. 9. Mary. 10. Elizabeth. 11. Phebe. 12. Sarah.

(VI) Gideon (3), son of Gideon (2) Safford, was born at New London, Connecticut, November 29, 1778, died at Glen Falls, New York. He married Jane Orr, born May 25, 1779. Children, born in Argyle, Washington County, New York: 1. Elizabeth. 2. Martha. 3. Lucy. 4. Sarah. 5. Esther. 6. Charles. 7. Gideon Orr, mentioned below.

(VII) Gideon Orr, son of Gideon (3) Safford, was born in Argyle, Washington County, New York, February 10, 1809, died there in 1877. He was educated there in the district schools and followed farming. His father and grandfather were also farmers. He married Jane, born at Argyle, New York, January 17, 1813, died 1890, daughter of John and Jane (Taylor) McCoy, granddaughter of William and Nancy (Smith) McCoy. Her grandfather McCoy was born in Ireland and came to America in 1790. Children of Gideon and Jane Safford: 1. Jane Elizabeth, born April 30, 1839. 2. John Gideon, February 14, 1841. 3. Sarah Mary, February 7, 1843. 4. Thomas Archibald, December 27, 1844. 5. Charles Henry, November 12, 1846. 6. Edwin Ruthven, mentioned below. 7. Newell Alexander, October 9, 1850. 8. George McCoy, November 24, 1853. 9. Theodore Taylor, March 10, 1858.

(VIII) Edwin Ruthven, son of Gideon Orr Safford, was born at Argyle, November 28, 1848. He attended the public schools and Fort Edward Institute. He studied law in the office of Brown & Sheldon, Glens Falls, New York, was graduated from the Albany Law School and admitted to the Albany County bar in the early seventies. He located at Glens Falls, and has since then made his home in that town. He is now judge of the city court of Glens Falls. In politics he is a Republican. He is an elder of the Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls. He married, May 23, 1878, Nellie, daughter of George W. and Sarah (Hamilton) Sisson, now of Potsdam. Children: 1. Edwin Ruthven, mentioned below. 2. Grace Sisson, born at Glens Falls, June 21, 1881; married Emmett H., Wilson, a lawyer of Los Angeles, California. 3. Rufus Lasher, born at Glens Falls, November 30, 1886, died November, 1908. 4. Helen Cornelia, born at glens falls, August 12, 1892. 5. Theodore, June 30, 1894. 6. George, September 10, 1899.

(IX) Edwin Ruthven Safford, Jr., son of Edwin Ruthven Safford, was born in Glens Falls, April 15, 1880. He graduated at the Glens Falls Academy, class of 1896. He went to work in 1896 for the Sherman Lumber company of Potsdam, of which his grandfather, George W. Sisson, is president, and has continued with that concern to the present time. 

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He was chosen assistant treasurer of the company when the business was incorporated in 1903, and since then has been located at the manufacturing plant at Tupper Lake, New York. In politics he is a Republican, and he has served as trustee of the incorporated village of Tupper Lake. He is a member of Mount Arab Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of Tupper Lake; of Wanneta Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of Saranac Lake; of Franklin Commandery, Knights Templar, of Malone; of Karnak Temple, Mystic Shrine, of Montreal, Canada. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

BURDICK. The first Burdick record in America appears to be Robert Burdick, of Westerly, Rhode Island, who died in 1692. He was a freeman of Newport in 1655, and of Westerly, November 1, 1661. He and Tobias Sanders were arrested and brought before Sir John Endicott charged with "forcible entry and intrusion" into the bounds of Southertown in the Pequot country. He admitted he was upon the same lands and had built a small house there. They were committed to prison, both refusing to find security for appearance at general court, May 18, 1669, he was in a list of inhabitants of Westerly. May 17, 1671, he took the oath of allegiance. July 1673, he and his family went to Newport on account of Indian troubles, but returned subsequently to Westerly. September 17, 1679, he again took the oath of allegiance. In 1680-83-85 he was deputy tot he general court from Westerly. May 17, 1691, he and wife Ruth sold one hundred acres of land for ten pounds. March 8, 1691, he made an arrangement with his son-in-law, Joseph Crandall, by which the latter was to take care of his father-in-law and find him with suitable "meat, drink, washing, lodging and apparel, etc.," for life in consideration of which Joseph Crandall was to have the dwelling house and land adjoining forever. He died October 25, 1692. He married, November 2, 1655, Ruth, born January 11, 1640, died 1691, daughter of Samuel and Tacy (Cooper) Hubbard. Children: 1. Robert, married Dorcas Lewis. 2. A son, died in 1683. 3. Hubbard, died in 1758; married Hannah Maxson, died 1752; children: i. Hubbard, ii. John, iii. John, iv. Ezekiel. 4. Thomas, married (first) Martha ----------; (second) Penelope Rhodes. 5. Naomi, married Jonathan Rogers, and had a daughter, Content. 6. Ruth, married, in 1692, John Phillips. 7. Benjamin, died 1741; married (first) Mary ------------; (second) Jane Shelley, a widow; by first wife he had Mary, Rachel, Peter, Benjamin, John, David, William and Elisha; Benjamin was a deacon of the Seventh Day Baptist Church. 8. Samuel, married Mary ---------. 9. Tacy, see forward. 10. Deborah, married Joseph Crandall; died 1735; had John and Joseph Crandall.

Racy, third daughter and ninth child of Robert and Ruth (Hubbard) Burdick, died 1747. She married Joseph Maxson, born 1672, died September, 1750, son of John and Mary (Moshier) Maxson. Children: 1. Joseph. 2. John. 3. Tacy. 4. Mary. 5. Judith. 6. Ruth. 7. Elizabeth.

------------ -----------, daughter of Joseph and Tacy (Burdick) Maxson, marred a Burdick. The missing generation cannot be named. The same generation intermarried with the Greene family of Rensselaer County and northern New York. The names of Tacy and Maxson appear frequently, and in church relation they were the same, Seventh Day Baptists.

(I) Matthew T., son of Matthew Burdick, and great-grandson of Robert and Ruth (Hubbard) Burdick, of Westerly, Rhode Island, was born in Rhode Island about 1780. He had brothers: Nathan, Nathaniel, Benjamin, Edward and Calvin; also one sister, Syble. When a young man he removed to Hudson, New York, where he settled on a farm. He remained several years in Columbia County, then in 1828 with wife and three children, removed to Lewis County, New York, where he took up a farm in the then wilderness. 

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With the aid of his sons as they grew to a helpful age he cleared his farm of timber, adding field by field until he had two hundred acres under cultivation, lying in the town of Turin. He became a prominent figure in the town; served as justice of the peace for several years, and as "Squire Burdick" was known far and wide. He was also overseer of the poor of the town. he was reared in the faith of the Seventh Day Baptist, but in later years was an attendant of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a lifelong Democrat. He married Beersheba Post, born in Hudson, Wew York, who bore him twelve children, the first three born in Columbia County, the remainder in Lewis County: 1. Albert, see forward. 2. Thomas. 3. Abel. 4. Maria. 5. Daniel. 6. Warren. 7. Henrietta. 8. Alvin. 9. Nathan M. 10. Henry. 11. John. 12. Susan. Ten of these children married and reared families.

(II) Albert, eldest son of Matthew T. and Beersheba (Post) Burdick, was born in Columbia County, New York, about 1820. He was reared on the homestead farm in Lewis County. He remained on the farm with his father until attaining his majority, then purchased land in the same town (Turin) and founded a home for himself and family. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Politically he was a Whig, and later a Republican. He married, May 16, 1844, Emily Berrus, born in Richmond, New Hampshire, August 9, 1814, daughter of Calvin and Orphia (Wooley) Berrus, who came to Leyden, Lewis Country, New York. Children: 1. A child who died in infancy. 2. Luther Calvin, see forward. 3. Eli Albert. 4. Elhanan Dwight, see forward. 5 Jefferson M., died in infancy. 6. Jefferson M. 7. Franklin G., see forward.

(III) Luther Calvin, second child of Albert and Emily (Berrus) Burdick, was born April 7, 1846. He received his early education in the common schools and this was supplemented by a course at Lowville Academy. In 1863 he received from Professor Henry Clay Northam his first license or authority to teach in the public schools of New York state. He taught for eight consecutive winters in the schools of Lewis County. In 1872 he removed to Greig in the same county, where for the following ten years he was engaged in mercantile business. In 1882 he removed to Lowville, purchased the business block on State Street, near Dayan, and established a grocery, restaurant and bakery. He remained in that location two years. On October 13, 1883, he removed to a more favorable location and founded his present general merchandising establishment. He is now one of the oldest merchants in Lowville, and has had a business career of uninterrupted success. His life has been a busy one, and the prosperity he now enjoys has been well earned and richly deserved. While in Greig he was supervisor of the town, town clerk for several years and postmaster for nine years. For three years he was coroner of Lewis County, and a term superintendent of the poor of the county. He has always been a Democrat and these offices have been received from that party. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church. He affiliates fraternally with the Masonic Order, belonging to Lowville Lodge, No. 134, and Lowville Chapter, No. 223.

Luther C. Burdick married, June 4, 1867, Sarah M. Stephens, born in West Turin, February 7, 1853, daughter of Charles (2), born in West Turin, and Magdaline (Wise) Stephens, born in Alsace, France, granddaughter of Charles (2) Stephens, who was born in Germany. Children of Luther C. and Sarah M. (Stephens) Burdick: 1. Albert C., born August 11, 1871; a merchant of Lowville. 2. Charles M., August 25, 1873; graduated from Williams College; studied medicine at the Buffalo Medical College; now assistant superintendent of the New York State Hospital at Islip, Long Island.

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(III) Elhanan Dwight, fourth son of Albert and Emily (Berrus) Burdick, was born in Turin, Lewis County, New York, April 14, 1851, died December 24, 1907, and was reared on the farm and educated in the public schools. When a young man he left the farm for business life. He located inn Glenfield, Lewis County, established a general store, and for thirty years continued his successful mercantile career in that town. During four of these years he was also the proprietor of the "Higby House," of Glenfield. He was actively engaged in business until one year prior to his death, when he retired and was succeeded by his son Spencer and son-in-law, Edwin E. Gray. He was a Republican in politics; served eight years as justice of the peace, and was postmaster of Glenfield for seven years. He was a member of Turin Lodge, Free and accepted Masons, and Lowville Chapter, Royal Arch Masons. He was a successful business man and an honorable and highly respected citizen. He married, November 16, 1869, Delaphine A, born in Greig, New York, May 7, 1851, daughter of Wellington C. and Jane J. (Harris) Brown. Children: 1. Carrie E., born in Greig, May 3, 1871; married Charles A. O'Hara; children: i. Bernard C., November 9, 1905. 2. Ella J., born in Turin, January 2, 1873; married George M. Lawton, now of Scriba, Oswego County, New York; children i. Mahlon E., born September 25, 1899, ii. Muriel S., December 29, 1901, iii, Harriett Delaphine, August, 1907. 3. Spencer E., see forward. 4. Harry D., see forward. 5. Bertha, born in Glenfield, April 25, 1886; married, June 7, 1905, Edwin E. Gray, now of the firm of Burdick & Gray, general merchants, Glenfield, New York. 6. Wallace, see forward.

Wellington C. Brown was born in New York, December 5, 1824, a son of John C. and Zada (Mead) Brown. He was reared on a farm and when a young man came to Lewis County and settled in the town of Greig, where he followed farming, also engaged for time in the mercantile business. He married (first) Jane Harris, by whom he had seven children: 1. Edna A. 2. Charles P. 3. Harriett. 4. Delaphine A. 5. Antoinette M…6. Florence I. 7. Wellington. Mrs. Brown died January 12, 1863. He married (second) Annie Wardwell, no issue. He married (third) Naomi Utley; one child, 8. Carrie. He married (fourth) Amy Simmons. During the Civil War he enlisted in Company F, One Hundred and Eighty-Sixth New York Volunteer Infantry, of which hew as orderly sergeant. His son, Charles P., served in the same company and regiment. He was a prosperous man. A member of the Baptist Church, and politically a Republican. He died April 7, 1883.

(III) Franklin G., son of Albert and Emily (Berrus) Burdick, was born in Turin, Lewis County, New York, April 19, 1858. He was educated in the common schools and at Lowville Academy. Until he was nineteen he worked on his father's farm. In 1876 he entered mercantile life with his brother, E. D. Burdick. He conducted a butcher business for three years, 1877-78-79, in company with his brother, Jefferson M., under the firm mane of F. G. Burdick and Company. The firm dissolved in 1879, when he went in company with his brother, L. C. Burdick, in general merchandising. In 1881 he purchased his brother's interest. In 1884 he purchased the hotel at Greig, conducting both stores and hotel until December, 1884, when he sold out his interest in both. During the years 1885-87 he was in charge of the Lewis County Asylum. In 1889, in company with H. B. Alguire, he was engaged in the butcher business, and in 1890 with Charles N. Burdick. In 1891 he built the "Otten Lake" Hotel at Herkimer, New York, a summer resort, that he successfully conducted for nine years. In April, 1900, he purchased the "Burdick Hotel" at Glenfield, which he conducted until May, 1909, and then selling out he retired from active business life.

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He is a lifelong Democrat, and wile in Greig held the office of postmaster for several years. He was supervisor of the town, justice of the peace and notary public. He is a member of the Lowville Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Turin Lodge, No. 184, Free and Accepted Masons. He married, June 12, 1883, Katherine, born in New Bremen, August 15, 1863, daughter of Balthasar and Barbara (Duffer) Kirschner. Her father was a native of Alsace, (then France, now Germany). Children: 1. Frances Grace, born in Greig, New York, December 28, 1`884; educated at Lowville Academy and Massachusetts Normal College at Lowell; now a teacher in the public schools of Springfield, Massachusetts. 2. Bernice e., born in Martinsburg, New York, March 26, 1899.

(IV) Spencer E., eldest son of Elhanan Dwight and Delaphine A. (Brown) Burdick, was born in Turin, New York, November 26, 1874. He was educated in the public schools and at Lowville Academy. His entire business life has been in merchandising. On leaving school he entered his father's store in Glenfield as clerk, continuing until 1906, when his father retired. He then, in company with Edwin Gray, purchased the business, and under the firm name of Burdick & Gray are conducting a most successful general store business, second to none in Lewis County. He is a Democrat in politics, and is a member of Turin Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; Lowville Chapter, No. 223, Royal Arch Masons; Watertown Commandery, No. 11, Knights Templar; Media Temple, Mystic shrine; and Lowville Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He married, March 25, 1901, Mary E., daughter of S. H. and Ada (Chapman) Oliver, of Glenfield. Children: 1. Ada Dorothea, born March 21, 1903. 2. Matilda Oliver, September 19, 1904. 3. Elhanan De Forest, December 6, 1905. 4. Sarah Elizabeth, August 20, 1907.

(IV) Harry D., second son of Elhanan Dwight and Delaphine A. (Brown) Burdick, was born December 21, 1877, in Glenfield, Lewis County, New York. He was educated in the common schools, and, after leaving school, entered the employ of his father as clerk of the "Higby House," then one of his father's enterprises. Later he established on his own account a livery business in Glenfield. He subsequently purchased the hotel at Dallsville, Lewis County, which he conducted for two years. Returning to Glenfield, he repurchased his old livery business, remaining three years, adding a sales department. In May 1909, he purchased the "Burdick House" in Glenfield, and is now the proprietor of that hostelry, also retaining his livery and sales stables. In politics he is an Independent and is now serving as deputy sheriff of Lewis County. He is a member of Lowville Lodge, No. 759, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He married, July 19, 1900, Sara, born March 17, 1881, daughter of Edward and Ida (Leland) Burdick, of Greig. Children: 1. Eileen Louisa, died in infancy. 2. Delaphine Ida, born September 22, 1901. 3. Florence Cornelia, October 1, 1902. 4. Madeline Sara, December 2, 1903. 5. Elhanan Dou, October 7, 1905. 6. Marjorie Ella, December 14, 1907. 7. Helen Dorothy, January 15, 1910.

(IV) Wallace, youngest son of Elhanan Dwight and Delapine A. (Brown) Burdick, was born in Glenfield, New York, September 8, 1883. He was educated in the public schools and at the Utica School of commerce. After completing his education he entered his father's store, where he was employed as bookkeeper for nine years. In May, 1909, he purchased the "Windsor Hotel" at Lowville, and is now conducting that most popular hostelry, probably the best known leading place of entertainment in northern New York. He is a Democrat in politics, and a member of Lowville Lodge, No. 759, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He married, November 16, 1907, Grace K., born in Carthage, Jefferson County, New York, September 9, 1887, daughter of Peter and Josephine (Munroe) Delmore.

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