Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
Pages 627-633

William Richard Cutter, A. M.
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HOARD. The name Hoard was originally Hoar, and the family is of the same line as Senator George F. Hoar, of Massachusetts.

(I) Charles Hoar, the first of the name of whom we have definite information, was sheriff of Gloucester; he died before his family came to America. His wife, Joanna, died at Braintree, Massachusetts, 1661. Children: 1. Joanna, born in England, married Colonel Edmund Quincy. 2. Iseling. 3. Margerie, married the Rev. H. Flint. 4. David. 5. Leonard, graduated at Harvard College, 1650, and was president of that institution from 1672 to 1675, the latter the year of his death. 6. John, see forward.

(II) John, son of Charles and Joanna Hoar, was born 1634. He emigrated to this country from Gloucester, England, accompanied by his mother and sister. He was a lawyer, and resided at Scituate, Massachusetts, from 1643 to 1655. About 1660 he settled in Concord, where he died April 2, 1704. During King Philip's War, after the massacre at Lancaster, John Hoar, at the request of the colonial authorities, followed the Indians into the wilderness, and after great hardship and the exercise of great ingenuity, succeeded in rescuing by ransom Mrs. Rowlandson, a captive from Lancaster. The latter, after her return, wrote an account of her experiences while a captive, which was published and became a well-known narrative. His wife, Alice, died June 5, 1697. Children: 1. Elizabeth. 2. Mary. 3. Daniel, see forward.

(III) Daniel, son of John and Alice Hoar, was born 1650. He married (first) July, 1677, Mary Stratton; (second) Mary Lee. Ten children.

(IV) Lieutenant Daniel (2), third son of Daniel (1) and Mary (Stretton) Hoar, was born 1680, died February 8, 1877. He lived about one mile east of Concord Center. He married, December 20, 1705, Sarah Jones. Seven children, among whom were John, ancestor of Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts, and Daniel, see forward.

(V) Captain Daniel (3), third son of Lieutenant Daniel (20 and Sarah (Jones) Hoar, entered Harvard College in 1730. The following is from "Hudson's History of Westminster, Massachusetts": "He was the fifth or sixth settler in that town in 1739. As he was one of the first settlers so he became one of the town's first citizens and enjoyed the esteem and confidence of his fellow townsmen. This was demonstrated by the frequent suffrages he received, in places of honor and trust." He married, November 2, 1743, Rebecca Brooks. He died in Westminster, December, 1782, leaving two sons and two daughters, namely: Stephen, Rebecca, Sally, Samuel, see forward.

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(VI) Samuel, youngest son of Captain Daniel (3) and Rebecca (Brooks) Hoar, was born August 24, 1765. He married, 1786, Deborah, daughter of Jobes and Deborah (Knowlton) Bigelow. Children: 1. Daniel, born March 19, 1787; married Verona Regula Tritt, born in Bremen, Germany, 1804; two sons. 2. Silvius, see forward. 3. Rebecca, December 12, 1791. 4. George Augustus, April 20, 1794. 5./ Deborah, died in infancy. 6. Samuel, May 20, 1800, died in Chicago, November 25, 1889. 7. Francis, November, 1802; died at new Orleans, 1849. 8. Charles Brooks, born Springfield, Massachusetts, June 28, 1805, died November 20, 1886.

(VII) Silvus Hoard, eldest son of Samuel and Deborah (Bigelow) Hoard, was born September 23, 1789, in Massachusetts, died September 23, 1828, at Niagara Falls, New York. He and his brothers caused the name to be changed to Hoard by act of legislature from state of New York. He lived in Ogdensburg, New York, where he was an agent for George Parish. Among other contracts he had that of building the Welland Canal, and was engaged in like work to the time of his death. He married, February 24, 1814, Nancy Mary, daughter of Louis de Villers. She was born in 1798, in Wilna, New York, died December 2, 1873. Her father was born in 1757, in France, died in this country in 1840. Children: 1. Charles Alexander, November 18, 1814, died San Juan, February 19, 1883. 2. George Seymour, August 25, 1816, died at Ogdensburg, November, 1856. 3. William Henry, November 17, 1818, died New York City, May 21, 1858. 4. Sophia, November 20, 1821. 5. Louis de Villers, mentioned below. 6. Nancy de Villers, October 20, 1826. 7. Harriet, January 29, 1829, died in childhood.

(VIII) Louis de Villers, son of Silvius Hoard, was born April 10, 1824, in Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York, died in Ogdensburg, March 4, 1893. He received his early education in the schools of Ogdensburg and at Brandon, Vermont. In 1836 he went to Chicago with the family of the late Hon. Samuel Hoard, and went on a farm in Wheeling on Desplaines River for a time. In October, 1843, he was appointed deputy Clerk of the circuit court of Cook County, Illinois. In 1845, upon the creation of the court of common pleas of Cook County, he was again appointed deputy clerk of the latter. Upon the adoption of the amended constitution in 1848, he was appointed, in August of that year, clerk of the circuit court of Cook County for four years, from the first Monday in December following. In November, 1852, he was re-elected and served until the first Monday in December, 1856. He declined a third nomination on account of ill health in his family. for the same reason, he moved east and lived in Ogdensburg until October, 1864, when he returned to Chicago, and purchased a one-half interest in the abstract books that belonged to John G. Shortall and Henry Fuller, the full name became then Shortall & Hoard. This continued until after the fire of 1871. In 1875 Mr. Hoard again left Chicago and went to New Haven, Connecticut, where he remained until the graduation of his youngest son from the Sheffield Scientific Department of Yale College, 1879, Later he removed to Ogdensburg, where he lived to the time of his death. He married, March 4, 1849, Margarette Annette, daughter of Robert S. Clarkson, born in England, and Margarette (Wilson) Clarkson, born in Scotland. The daughter, Margarette Annette, was born July 31, 1832, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is still living in Ogdensburg. Children: 1. Francis de Villers, July 2, 1850; died April 6, 1885; was a practicing physician in Ogdensburg; married Emma Gilman; children: i. Louise de Villers, married F. W. Lomax, of Denver. 2. Charles de Villers, mentioned below.

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(IX) Charles de Villers, son of Louis de Villers Hoard, was born May 11, 1857, in Ogdensburg, and went to Chicago with his parents when a boy. He attended school there until he removed to New Haven, where he went to the Russell Military School, and later to Yale College, from which he graduated in 1879. After his graduation he went into the firm of Handy & Co., conveyancers, in Chicago, where her remained until 1901, when the business was sold out. He then came to Ogdensburg, where he has lived since, retired from business. In politics he is a Democrat, and in religion an Episcopalian. He is a member of Oriental Lodge, No 33, Free and Accepted Masons, Chicago; Lafayette Chapter No. 2, Royal Arch Masons, Chicago; Chevalier Bayard Commandery, No. 69, Knights Templar, Chicago; Media Temple, Oriental Consistory, Chicago, and is a thirty-second degree Mason. He is also a member of the Century Club of Ogdensburg. He married, June 11, 1882, Bessie, daughter of Charles and Mary (Peck) Brown, of Chicago. They have no children.

HUGHES. The Gaelic word Hugh signifies affability, a guest, a stranger; and in the year 900 Alfred the Great used the work to express comfort. The surname Hughes originated in Wales, and its bearers are descended from several ancient Welsh princes,. Its original form was Hugh, the various terminations and prefixes which have been added, such as Hughes, Huget, Hewit, Higgins, Hicks, Hiccock, Huggett, Huggins and Hutchins, all mean the son of Hugh. Hewse, Hewes, and Huse appear to be merely inaccurate spelling of Hughes. In Wales the Hughes comprise a considerable portion of the population, and they have become numerous in England, Ireland and America. Joseph Hewes was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. George Robert Twelve Hughes headed the famous Boston Tea Party in 1773, and many others of the name have won distinction in various fields of usefulness. The family about to be mentioned came from Wales some fifty years ago, and not long after its arrival amply demonstrated its loyalty to the count of its adoption, as will be seen later on.

(I) Hugh Hughes, and his wife Gwen were frugal and industrious farming people of Wales, exemplifying to a high degree the sterling characteristics of their race and worshipping with the Calvinistic Methodists. Their children were: 1. William, died young. 2. William R., see forward. 3. Hugh. 4. Robert. 5. Griffith. 6. Ellis. 7. Gwen.

(II) William R., second child of Hugh and Gwen Hughes, was born in Wales and was reared to the simple agricultural life prevalent in that country. About the year 1851 he emigrated to the Untied States, being attracted to this country by an earnest desire to improve his condition in life, and shortly after his arrival he settled in West Turin, Lewis County, New York. He was accompanied from the old country by his wife and seven of his children. For a period of five years he carried on a farm for John Constable, and for the succeeding twelve years he was in charge of the property known as the Rees Farm. His energy and industry, together with an unwavering devotion to the principles of righteousness and integrity, elicited the esteem and good will of his fellow-townsmen, and he never disregarded the precepts of the Calvinistic Methodist faith, in which he was reared. He married Jane Jones, a native of Wales, daughter of Robert and Jane Jones. Children, those born in Wales, are: 1. Catherine, married (first) Lewis O. Lewis; (second) Hugh D. Jones. 2. Robert, died in 1909. 3. William W., married (first) Mary Hughes; (second) Florence, widow of Homer C. Benedict. 4. Gwen, married Morris Williams. 5. Hugh, again referred to. 6. Ellis, married Sarah Van Amie. 7. David, married Fanny Markham. Those born in this country are: 8. John, married Emma Douglas. 9. Thomas, died at the age of seven years. 10. James. 11. Jennie, married Frank S. Wetmore.

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(III) Hon. Hugh, fifth child of William R. and Jane (Jones) Hughes, was born in Wales, June 6, 1845. At the age of six years he accompanied his parents to America, and was educated in the schools of West Turin. During the progress of the Civil War he enlisted in Company K, Fifth Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery; was at Maryland Heights, Virginia, and served until the close of the war. learning the carpenter's trade, he followed it for some years, and about 1875 engaged in the undertaking business in Turin, which he has ever since conducted. In connection with his undertaking establishment he carries on a wood-turning plant, and both enterprises are in the most prosperous condition. In politics he is a Republican. He has served with ability as collector and supervisor of the town of Turin; was a member of the new York assembly for the years 1888-89-93; and receiving the appointment of postmaster under the McKinley administration in 1898, he has retained that office continuously to the present time. He is a Master Mason, belonging to Turin Lodge, No. 180, and was a comrade of Mullen Post, Grand Army of the Republic, until that organization was forced to disband, owing to the fact that the majority of its veterans had responded to the final roll call. Mr. Hughes married, in West Turin, October 24, 1872, Eleanor M., born in Steuben County, New York, June 4, 1842, daughter of Robert E. and Eleanor (Morris) Jones. Robert E. Jones was born in Wales, April 5, 1790, and Eleanor (Morris) Jones was born in New Jersey, January 1, 1801. They were married in 1820 and had six children: 1. John, married Jeanette Jones. 2. Anna, married (first) Morris Lewis; (second) Richard Isaac. 3. Margaret, married John Gussin. 4. David. 5. Eleanor M., married Hon. Hugh Hughes. 6. Catherine, married Richard Roberts.

GRANT. The founder of the Grant family under consideration, in New York, was Thomas Grant, born in Ireland, in 1827. He came to the United States in 1845 and settled in Edward, St. Lawrence County, New York, where he engaged in farming, following that occupation until his death in 1908. He married, in 1850, Julia Ann, born in St. Lawrence County, in 1829, died in 1880, daughter of John and Ann Rushton, who came from England in 1826, and settled in Edward, St. Lawrence County, New York. John Rushton was a wheelwright and worked at his trade, operating also a farm. He was a successful man and a valued citizen. Thomas Grant married (second) march 17, 1881, Sophia Scoughton, of Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York, and had two children: 1. Ralph Thomas, born in 1883; married, June, 1907, Hazel Eggleston, and has one child. 2. Myrtle, born January 1885.

(II) Henry Lincoln, son of Thomas and Julia Ann (Rushton) Grant, was born in Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York, November 1, 1863. He was educated in the public schools of the town, and soon after leaving school became an assistant in a butter and cheese factory in Rensselaer Falls, New York. He became familiar with the methods of manufacture and in 1887 purchased the factory. He was very successful in its operation, and in a few years purchased a similar factory in De Kalb, known as the "Howard", conducting both establishments. In 1901 he sold both properties at an advantage and returned to Edwards, his early home. There he was in the clothing business for a short time only. In 1902 he built a creamery at Pulaski, Oswego County, New York, which he operated until 1905. In that year he located in Copenhagen, Lewis county, the centre of a large milk producing section. Here he erected a large, modern creamery and cheese factory, equipped with all the latest appliances peculiar to the business, and is now doing a large and successful business. 

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He has the good will and respect of the farmers on whom he depends for milk, and in their mutual interest both prosper. He is a liberal public-spirited man and esteemed by all for his sterling, manly qualities. His energy and enterprise has developed the profitable business of dairy farms and added to the prosperity of the town. Mr. Grant is a prominent member of the Copenhagen board of trade, and served the village corporation as president in 1907-08. He is a Republican in politics, and with his family members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His fraternal order is Copenhagen Lodge, No. 89, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and his beneficial the Independent Order of Forester of Rensselaer Falls. He married, December 28, 1887, Leona Payne, of Edwards, New York, born January 20, 1867, daughter of A. and Ann (Arnold) Payne. Mr. Payne was born in Edwards, June 21, 1821, died in April, 1908.

MADILL. Thomas Armstrong Madill, son of Abel and Eleanor (Silliman) Madill, was born in Lisbon, New York, 1820, died in Canton, New York, July, 1895. He had a common school education, and followed farming in his native town until 1865, when he removed to Canton, where he spent the later years of his life. In politics he was a Republican. He was an active and prominent member of the Methodist Church in Lisbon, and contributed generously to the building fund of the Rensselaer Falls and Flackville Methodist Churches. He married, in 1841, Susanna, born 1823, died July, 1906, daughter of John Mitchell, a native of Dublin, Ireland. Children: 1. James Albert. 2. Alice J., lives in Springfield, Massachusetts; married (first) Joseph Moyer; (second) Harvey Bonney; child of first wife, Wilburt E. Moyer; of second wife, Benjamin Bonney. 3. Carrie M., married Albert Houghmaster, of Hartford, Connecticut; children: Theron and Stella Houghmaster. 4. Thomas Nelson, mentioned below. 5. Henry, a farmer in Michigan. 6. Benjamin, a cattle dealer in Michigan. 7. Delia, married Adam Malkemus, a farmer of Poughkeepsie, New York.

(III) Thomas Nelson, son of Thomas Armstrong and Susanna (Mitchell) Madill, was born in Lisbon, June 9, 1850. He attended the public schools of Lisbon and Rensselaer Falls, New York. In 1869, when only nineteen years old, he bought the stave mill in Rensselaer Falls, and operated it for three year, when it was destroyed by fire. He built a shingle mill and conducted it for four years, and then manufactured cheese boxes for three years. From 1882 to 1889 he devoted his attention to farming. Since then he has been a very large and successful dealer in agricultural implements and machinery and in carriage. He has also large farming interests, owning several large farms in the vicinity. In politics he is a Republican, and he has served with credit on the town committee of his party and represented it in various nominating conventions. He is a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and of the Loyal Legion. He is a member and generous supporter of the Methodist Church. He married, September 22, 1892, Carlotta A., born in Lisbon, New York, daughter of Benjamin and Margaret Wheater, of Lisbon. They have no children.

GOUTREMOUT. John Goutremout, pioneer ancestor of the family, was a native of Germany, from whence he emigrated to America, settling first in Johnstown, New York, and later locating in Lewis County, New York. He married, and among his children was a son Philip, see forward.

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(II) Philip,. son of John Goutremout, was born in Germany, 1783, attended the common schools there, and when ten years of age, accompanied his parents to America, making his home in New York State. He married Eve Van Atter, and among their children was Nicholas, see forward.

(III) Nicholas, son of Philip and Eve (Van Atter) Goutremout, who was born in New York State, and during his active career resided in Denmark, New York. He married Laura Edmonds, and among their children was a son, William E., see forward.

(IV) William E., son of Nicholas and Laura (Edmonds) Goutremout, was born at Denmark, New York, May 26, 1842. He attended the common schools in the neighborhood of his home, and after attaining manhood his father gave him a farm, which had been cultivated and improved, pleasantly located near the village of Castorland, whereon he located and continued its cultivation, work in which he took a deep interest and in which he was therefore successful. He was a man of kindly disposition, generous impulses, loved and respected by all; he was a good neighbor, a true friend, a devoted husband and loving father, and by his death, which occurred March 29, 1884, the community, where his entire life had been spent, sustained a great loss. He married, May 16, 18781, at Denmark, New York, Phebe Amelia, born in Denmark, New York, July 30, 1844, daughter of John and Phebe (Cochran) Comer. Her father was born in Westmaid, Ireland; he married and had one child before emigrating to the United States. His children were: 1. Maria C. 2. John H. 3. Phebe A., wife of William F. Goutremout, and 4. Abner W. He was reared in the Roman Catholic Church, and was a Republican in politics. Phebe Amelia (Comer) Goutremout was educated in the common schools and Carthage Academy. She taught school for several years prior to her marriage, was successful in her undertaking, and greatly beloved by the scholars and by all who knew her. William E. and Phebe Amelia Goutremout were the parents of one child, Lena B., born March 20, 1847, who married, June 12, 1895, William S. Goutremout, see forward. Children: 1. W. Harold, born November 11, 1901. 2. J. Kenneth, April 21, 1907.

William S. Goutremout, son-in-law of William F. Goutremout, traces his ancestry to John Goutremout, who came from Germany to America, locating first in Johnstown, New York, and later in Lewis County, same State. He married, and among his children was Nicholas, see forward.

(II) Nicholas, son of John Goutremout, was born at Johnstown, New York, where he married Sally Wemple, later removing to Lewis County, New York. Children, all born in Lewis County: 1. Dolly, married Henry Windisker. 2. Archibald, married Elizabeth Bradt. 3. William, married Melissa Parker. 4. John G., see forward.

(III) John G., son of Nicholas and Sally (Wemple) Goutremout, was born in Lowville, New York, January 15, 1838. He married Jennie Doxtater, born August 1, 1843, died May 6, 1888. One child, William S., see forward.

(IV) William S., son of John G. and Jennie (Doxtater) Goutremout, was born in Harrisburg, New York, January 19, 1869. He married Lena B. Goutremout, above mentioned.

BROWN. Caleb Brown was one of the early settlers at Stephentown, Albany County, New York. In 1790, according to the first federal census, he, his son Caleb, Jr., and Peter Brown were heads of families there. Caleb's children apparently had all grown up and left home, s he then had but himself and one women in his family.

(II) Caleb (2), son of Caleb (1) Brown, was born December 29, 1753. In 1790 he was of Stephentown and had one son under sixteen and three females in his family, according to the federal census. He was a soldier in the Revolution in Colonel Kilian Van Rensselaer's regiment. Peter was also in this regiment. He had land bounty rights also for service in the Seventeenth Regiment in the Revolution. He married, February, 1778, Sarah Elwell, born October 23, 1759, died June 12, 1786. He died January 8, 1817. Children: 1. Mercy, born February 16, 1779. 2. John C., mentioned below. 3. Elinor, December 27, 1785.

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(III) John C., son of Caleb (2) Brown, was born June 24, 1781, at Stephentown, Albany County, New York, died August 29, 1835. He married, September 2, 1804, Zada, daughter of Enos and Martha Mead. She had brothers, Hezekiah, Ezra, Anson, George and Enos; sisters, Cynthia, Phebe, Sarah, Asehath Mead. She married (second) Willett Vary; she died June 6, 1873. Children of John C. and Zada (Mead) Brown: 1. Rua, born November 5, 1806. 2. Sarah, March 16, 1809. 3. Caleb, May 16, 1812, died young. 4. Patty, July 11, 1813. 5. Caleb, November 25, 1817, mentioned below. 6. Nathan R., April 2, 1820. 7. Wellington C., December 3, 1824. 8. Amanda Melissa, January 26, 1828. 9. Almira, April 8, 1830.

(IV) Caleb (3), son of John C. Brown, was born November 25, 1817, died October 18, 1882. He settled at Greig, New York. He married at Greig, March, 1839, Sarah Ann, born December 14, 1818, died January 3, 1903, daughter of Willett Vary, born December 22, 1794, and Polly (Allen) Vary. Willett Vary married (second) Zada (Mead) Brown; he died March 22, 1875. He was a son of Nathan Vary. Children of Nathan Vary: Willett Clark, Samuel, Gideon, Maverette. Children of Caleb Brown: 1. Mercy Ellen, born at Greig, October 14, 1840. 2. Nathan Edgar, May 5, 1843. 3. John Henry, June 5, 1846. 4. Lyman Wellington, September 30, 1848, mentioned below. 5. Charles Chester, May 5, 1851. 6. Alice Cornelia, February 28, 1853. 7. Caleb, Jr., November 22, 1855. 8. Carrie Ellen, December 6, 1857. 9. Irving Caleb, March 20, 1860.

(V) Lyman Wellington, son of Caleb (3) Brown, was born at Greig, New York, September 30, 1848, and was educated there in the public schools. He became associated with his father in the meat and provision business and in the dairy business with his brother Charles. They also had a hop farm at Greig. The firm has been very successful. In politics Mr. Brown was a Republican, active and influential in his party and prominent in public life. He was superintendent of poor in Lewis County from January 1, 1900, to the time of his death. He was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for thirty years. He was a member of Lowville Lodge, No. 134, Free and Accepted Masons; of Lowville Lodge, No. 759, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; of Greig Grange, No., 693, Patrons of Husbandry. He died at Greig, November 3, 1908. He married (first) Clara A. Higby, who died December 5, 1877. He married (second) December 29, 1880, Glenetta Bodmer, who died July 4, 1884. He married (third) November 17, 1886, Flora L., daughter of Harry and Rosetta (Scovil) Turner. She had brothers: Edwin, Frank, Lafayette, and Warren, and sister Alice Turner. Chill of first wife: 1. Florence, born April 19, 1877; married E. J. Van Arnam and had Winifred, born June 21, 1905. Child of second wife: 2. Pearl Annette, January 2, 1882; married W. T. Graves. Children of third wife: 3. Harry Carl, born October 10., 1887. 4. Edith Carrie, September 16, 1891. 5. Ethel Alice, November 18, 1894.


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