Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
Pages 633-640

William Richard Cutter, A. M.
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EVERETT. Richard Everett pr Evered, as the name was often spelled, was the immigrant ancestor and was in the employ of William Pyncheon for several years. It was believed that he came over with Pyncheon and went to Agawam, now Springfield, with him in 1636, where he witnessed an Indian deed July 15 of that year; August 8,. 1636, he was a proprietor of Dedham, and was a trader. He married, June 29, 1643, Mary Winch, who came to New England, "aged fifteen", in the ship "Francis", of Ipswich, England, with the family of Rowland Stebbins, who settled finally at Dedham. Richard Everett was admitted to the Dedham Church, March 6, 1646, and his wife Mary with him. 

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His children then born were baptized March 15, 1646. He was admitted a freeman May 6, 1646. In 1648 he was first on the tax list and in 1660 third on the list of eighty-seven proprietors. He was surveyor; constable many years; selectman in 1660-61, and on various committees. He died July 3, 1682. Children: 1. John, mentioned below. 2. Israel. 3. Mary, born September 28, 1638. 4. Samuel, September 30, 1639. 5. Sarah, March 14, 1641; died young. 6. James, March 14, 1643. 7. Sarah, June 12, 1644. 8. Abigail, November 19, 1647. 9. Israel, July 14, 1651. 10. Ruth, January 14, 1653. 11. Jedediah, July 11, 1656.

(II) Captain John, son of Richard Everett, was baptized at Dedham, March 15, 1646, died there June 17, 1715. He married May 13, 1662, Elizabeth Pepper, of Roxbury, born May 25, 1645, died April 1, 1714, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Pepper, of Dedham. He was a taxpayer in 1662 and had grants of land in 1668-74. He was fenceviewer eleven times; constable; on the committee to run the line between Dedham and Dorchester, and to buy of Josiah's Sachem the right of land on the Neponset River; on other important committees; tythingman, 1700. He was captain of militia in 1693, and in King William's War was in command of a company in 1695 to protect the settlers in New Haven and Massachusetts. Children: 1. Elizabeth, born November 6, 1665. 2. Hannah, November 14, 1670. 3. Bethia, October 3, 1673. 4. William, January 20, 1676. 5. John, June 9, 1678, mentioned below. 6. Israel, April 6, 1681. 7. Richard, August 24, 1683.

(III) Deacon John (2), son of Captain John (1), Everett, was born at Dedham, June 9, 1678, died March 20, 1750-51. He married (first) January 3, 1699-1700, Mary Browne, who died November 27, 1748, aged about seventy years. He married, (second) August 31, 1749, Mrs. Mary Bennett, of Wrentham. He was a selectman in 1724-32, and in 1729 singed a petition for a new parish. This was established in 1730, and he was the moderator of the first town meeting. He was dismissed to the second church, June 20, 1736, and was the first deacon of the new church. Children: 1. John, born May 1, 1701. 2. Joseph, July 31, 1703. 3. Ebenezer, August 5, 1707. 4. Eleazer (twin), July 29, 1710, died young. 5. Mercy (twin), July 29, 1710. 6. Eleazer, August 10, 1712. 7. Edward, October 18, 1714, mentioned below. 8. Hannah, January 5, 1716-17. 9. Abigail, November 3, 1718. 10. Mary, March 8, 1820-21.

(IV) Edward, son of Deacon John (2) Everett, was born October 18, 1714, at Dedham, died there June 30, 1745. He married January 23, 1736-39, Mary Allen, born June 10, 1717, died January 4, 1810, daughter of Eleazer and Mary (Battle) Allen. She married (second) august 10, 1763, Gamaliel Gerould, of Wrentham. Children, born at Dedham: 1. Edward, December 9, 1739, mentioned below. 2. Mary, (twin), December 10, 1739. 3. Mercy, June 29, 1741. 4. Abigail, March 9, 1742-43. 5. David (twin) April 16, 1745. 6. Hannah (twin), April 16, 1745.

(V) Captain Edward (2), son of Edward (1) Everett, was born at Dedham, December 9, 1739, died bout 1815, at Peru, New York. He was a Quaker, and lived first at Stoughton, removing to Rumney, New Hampshire, about 1769. In 1779 he was one of the committee to settle the town lines of Rumney, and in 1785 an assessor. In 1781-82 he removed to New Holderness, and represented the town in the legislature in 1782. In 1786 he removed to that part of Plattsburgh, New York, which was set off as Peru in 1793. He was elected the first supervisor of the town, and served three terms. On May 3, 1757, he was in Stephen Miller's Company, Colonel Miller's Regiment, of Stoughton. He was captain in Colonel Bedell's Regiment of New Hampshire rangers in 1776, on the expedition to Canada. He was then taken prisoner at the Cedars, May 19, 1776, and later released. He married, 1762, at Milton, Massachusetts, Ruth Field, of Milton. Children: 1. George, born October 26, 1763, mentioned below. 2. Persis, January 20, 1767. 3. Hannah, July 2, 1769. 4. Edward. 5. Robert. 6. Susan. 7. Ruth. 8. Polly. 9. David Allen, May 23, 1786.

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(VI) George, son of Edward (2) Everett, was born at Stoughton, Massachusetts, October 26, 1763, died at Peru, New York. He as a drummer in the Revolution in his father's company in 1776. On march 28, 1777, he enlisted for three years in Colonel Bartlett's Seventh New Hampshire Regiment, and in 1778 was transferred to Captain Benjamin Stone's Company, Colonel Scammels' Regiment. He was mustered out March 28, 1780. He went with his father to Rumney, and later to Peru, where he lived the remainder of his life. He married --------------- Raymond. Children: 1. Luther. 2. Persis. 3. John. 4. Huldah. 5. Olive. 6. Mary. 7. George, mentioned below. 8. Rachel. 9. Hannah. 10. Joseph.

(VII) George (2), son of George (1) Everett, was born March 26, 1800, at Peru, New York, died at Lawrence, New York, June 6, 1876. He was a farmer at Lawrence and a pioneer settler. He married, February 22, 1827, at Lawrence, Abigail Johnson, born August 7, 1808, at Keene, New York, died February 18, 1878, daughter of Samuel Johnson. Children: 1. Luther, November 13, 1828. 2. George, July 3, 1832, died July 8 following. 3. George W., December 22, 1833, mentioned below. 4. Frederick, April 8, 1839.

(VIII) George W., son of George (2) Everett, was born December 22, 1833, at Lawrence, New York, died in Potsdam, January 11, 1907. He was educated in the public schools and at Potsdam Academy. He lived in Lawrence until 1872, when he went to Parishville Center and carried on a farm of five hundred acres. The farm was the finest in the county at that time, keeping a herd of fifty cows. He remained here twenty years, and then became assistant in the management of the Sulphite Paper Mill in Canton, New York. He removed to Potsdam in 1893. He was an active Republican, and served as highway commissioner for a number of year; also a town assessor in Potsdam. He married, September 8, 1857, Mary, daughter of William and Margaret (Haslam) Abram. She is now living in Potsdam with her daughter. Children: 1. Cynthia, born July 8, 1859; married Henry G. Brooks, a merchant of Potsdam. 2. Edward A., September 18, 1860, mentioned below. 3. Cyrus G., June 16, 1863. 4. Mary Elizabeth, March 11, 1865 married John Stewart, and had Margaret Helen Stewart. 5. Margaret Maria, April 26, 1867; married Hermon Lincoln Chase, of Brookline, Massachusetts, and has Mary and Hermon Lincoln Chase. 6. Georgia, April 5, 1872; married Alexander McGilvery of Potsdam.

(IX) Edward Abram, son of George W. Everett, was born in Lawrence, September 18, 1860. He received his early education in the public schools of his native town and at Lawrenceville Academy. He attended the Potsdam Normal School and the Albany Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1888. He began the practice of his profession with William a. Dart, in the firm of Dart & Everett, of Potsdam, and continued until his partner died. Mr. Everett continued along until 1896. From that year to 1899 he was in partnership with l. E. Ginn under the firm name Everett & Ginn. In 1894 Mr. Everett became manger and treasurer of the High Falls Sulphite Pulp and Mining Company, and continued until 1897, when he returned to the practice of law in Potsdam. The company was re-organized and the mills rebuilt in 1899-1900 at High Falls, and Mr. Everett became treasure and manager of the new company. In 1902 the DeGrasse Paper Company was formed and a mill for the manufacture of paper with a railroad siding for convenience in receiving and shipping freight. Mr. Everett had been secretary of the company and manager of the wood department of the business until the spring of 1904, when he resigned to take charge of the reorganization of H. D. Thatcher & Company, manufacturers of butter and cheese color, butter packages, and baking powder. 

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He was elected president and manager of the concern and has held these offices to the present time. He was elected president of the Fulton Vise and Machine Company of Lowville, New York, in June, 1909. In politics he is a Republican. He is a member of the Racquette River Lodge, No. 213, Free and Accepted Masons, of Potsdam; of St. Lawrence Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of Canton; of the Commandery, Knights Templar, of Canton, and of Media Temple, Mystic Shrine, Watertown, New York. He attends the Methodist Church. He married, December 30, 1890, Susan T., daughter of William W. and Anner D. (Sherman) Weed, of Glen falls, New York. Children: 1. Anner, born November 19, 1893. 2. Dart W., May 21, 1895. 3. Mary, June 29, 1899. 4. Sherman, died in infancy. 5. Edward, February 28, 1902. 6. Cyrus, November 25. 1903.

CARPENTER. There were three distinct families bearing the name of Carpenter who made settlement in America--The providence family, the Rehoboth family, and the Philadelphia family. The Carpenters of Lewis County, New York, formerly from Jefferson County, where they first settled, descend from the Rehoboth family, who sent a branch down into Rhode Island, where they are of Warwick and Kingstown, North and South. The Carpenter name is one of great antiquity, and is found in all lands, wherever they have a word in their language meaning carpenter, a wood worker. The Providence family sent a strong branch to Oyster Bay, Long Island that later were numerous in Westchester and Dutchess Counties, New York. The Jefferson County migration from Rhode Island to northern New York is believed to have been direct, there being no evidence found to the contrary. The family have attained prominence in the United States and furnished many soldiers for the Revolutionary Army.

(I) William, born in 1675, was the son of William Carpenter of England. He was a carpenter, by trade, and lived in London. he rented certain tenements and gardens in Houndsditch in 1625, to him devised for forty-one yeas with a covenant to build within five years, the tenements and garden having been conveyed to the city's use for the support of the Carpenter Free School by John Carpenter, clerk of the city of London. He was the progenitor of the Rehoboth family, and came to America in 1638, in the ship "Bevis," with his son William, his wife and their children. All the family were Dissenters, and obliged to leave England for amore quiet place. William returned to England in the "Bevis," and did not remain in America.

(II) William (2), son of William (1) Carpenter, was born in England, in 1605, died in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, February 7, 1659. He came to American in 1638 with his wife Abigail and four children under ten years of age. He located at Weymouth, Massachusetts, where he was admitted a freeman, May 13, 1640, was representative to the general court from Weymouth, 1641 and 1643, and from Rehoboth in 1645. He was admitted an inhabitant of the latter town May 28, 1645. He was town clerk, and transacted the town's legal business. He was a close friend of Governor Bradford and an influential man and substantial land owner. About 1642 he was appointed captain by the general court. He married Abigail -----------, in England. She survived him until February 22, 1687. Children, first three born in England, next three in Weymouth, and the youngest in Rehoboth, Massachusetts: 1. John, born about 1628; he went to Connecticut, where he worked at his trade of carpenter. 2. William, married Miriam Searles; he was a man of superior ability and distinction. 3. Joseph, married Margaret Sutton; he was one of the founders of the Baptist church of Massachusetts; he removed to Swansea, Massachusetts. 4. Hannah, born April 3, 1640. 5. Abiah, born about 1641. 6. Abigail, born 1643; married John Titus. 7. Samuel, married Sarah Readaway.

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(III) Abiah, son of William (2) and Abigail Carpenter, was born in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, about 1641, died in Kingstown, Rhode Island, 1703. October 18, 1652, his father had purchased land at Warwick, Rhode Island (of Benedict Arnold), and upon the tract Abiah subsequently settled. He was of Warwick, April 1, 1669, when he gave a receipt for cattle. June 24, 1670, he bought a house and lot; in 1676 he testified at the trial of some Indians; in 1678 he was fined twenty shillings for evading jury duty; in 1682 he was elected a deputy to the general court; in 1687 he was grand juror. March 18, 1703, at the time of his son Joseph's first marriage, he is mentioned as deceased. He twice married, and had eight children, all born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island: 1. Oliver, died 1727, was of Warwick and North Kingstown, Rhode Island; married Sarah --------; ten children. 2. Joseph, of Kingstown, and East Greenwich; married (first) Mary Brown; (second) Hannah ---------. 3. Hannah. 4. Rebecca. 5. ------------. 6. Abiah, (see forward). 7. Solomon. 8. Mary.

(IV) Abiah (2), born about 1675. But little is definitely known of this family. He was a citizen of Rhode Island. He married Prudence ------------, and had issue.

(V) Daniel, son of Abiah (2) and Prudence Carpenter, was born in south Kingstown, Rhode Island, December 28, 1712. He married and had issue.

(VI) --------- ----------, son of Daniel Carpenter, was of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, where he married and had issue.

(VII) William C., son of ----------- --------- Carpenter, was born in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1790, died in South Rutland, New York, 1851. In early life he followed the sea and became master of a vessel. During the War of 1812 Captain Carpenter took out letters of "marque and reprisal" and sailed the seas as a privateer, looking for British vessels for prizes. He was captured by an English man-of-war, his vessel lost, and he sent to England a prisoner, where he was kept in confinement until peace was declared between the Untied States and Great Britain. On his return to the United States he abandoned seafaring life, and moved to South Rutland, New York, where he engaged in farming until his death in 1851, at the age of sixty-one years. He married Hannah Carpenter.

(VIII) William Benjamin, son of Captain William C. and Hannah (Carpenter) Carpenter, was born in south Rutland, New York, in 1838. He married, March 9, 1865, Mary Ann Champlin, born January, 1843, in south Kingston, Rhode Island, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Whitford) Champlin, granddaughter of Joseph and Mary (Sheldon) Champlin, great-granddaughter of Joseph and Nancy (Kenyon) Champlin, and great-granddaughter of Jeffrey Champlin, the "founder" of the family in America, coming to Rhode Island from England. (See Champlin.) Children: 1. Charles Everett, see forward. 2. Alice Dorcas, born August, 18871; married M. Franklin Robinson, of Copenhagen. 3. William Pitt, born April 23, 1877; married Lynnie Whitney, of Copenhagen.

(IX) Charles Everett, eldest son of William Benjamin and Mary Ann (Champlin) Carpenter, was born in Copenhagen, New York, October 10, 1868. He was educated in the public schools of the village, and after leaving school was his father's assistant in the meant market until he reached the age of eighteen years. He then entered the employ of H. B. Lampher as clerk in his general store at Copenhagen. At the age of twenty-two yeas he was admitted a partner in the business. 

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This was in 1890, and he has since that date to the present (1910) so continued, a successful and prosperous merchant. He is intimately connected with about every activity of his village; is a member of the Copenhagen Board of Trade, and deeply interested in the aims and work of The Development League of Northern New York, the preservation of our forests and development of inland waterways; was a promoter of the Carthage & Copenhagen railroad, and is a director of the company; has been treasurer of the school board fifteen years; trustee of the Village corporation several years; treasurer of the water works company; trustee of First Congregational Church eight years; superintendent of the Sunday School five years; and an active worker in all branches of Christian Endeavor; member of the Orient Lodge, No. 238, Free and Accepted Masons, and in political preference a Republican. He married, June 17, 1891, Carrie Bell Lampher, born in Parish, Oswego County, New York, February 5, 1872, daughter of Henry and Jane (Hoag) Sherman, both dying while she was an infant. She is legally adopted daughter of Hiram R. and Elizabeth (Roberts) Lampher, of Copenhagen. Her grandparents were Caleb and Nancy Sherman. She is a member of the Congregational Church and Copenhagen Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Children: 1. Charles Hiram, born March 10, 1893. 2. Esther Muriel, June 17, 1897; both students in the Copenhagen school.

(The Champlin Line)

(I) Jeffrey Champlin, the emigrant ancestor of the Champlins of Rhode Island, died in 1695, was of Newport and Westerly, Rhode Island. He is mentioned in the records as early as 1638, when he and others were admitted inhabitants of the island of Aquidneck. April 28, 1639, he was in court to collect a debt due him; September 7, 1840, was made a freeman, and same year granted ten acres of land. In 1601 he moved to Westerly, Rhode Island. May 17, 1671, took the oath of allegiance to Rhode Island, and again in 1679; in 1680, member of the town council; 1680 to 1684, moderator of town meetings; 1681 to 1686, deputy of genera court. Three sons: 1. Jeffrey (2). 2. William. 3. Christopher.

(II) William, second son of Jeffrey Champlin, was of Westerly, Rhode Island. He was born in 1654, died December 1, 1715. His name appears in a list of inhabitants of Westerly, 1679. In 1681 he was made a freeman, and that year the town meeting was held at his house; 1684-85, member of town council; 1687, petitioned Sir Andrew Andros, with others, for a town charter; 1690, captain of train band; 1690-91-98-1700-03--05-06-07 and 1708, deputy of general court; 1695, conservator of the peace; 1699, one of six appointed to settle boundary lines between Connecticut and Rhode Island; 1708, justice of the peace. Married Mary Babcock, who died 1747. Children: 1. Mary, who married John Babcock. 2. Ann, who married Samuel Clarke.

(II) Jeffrey (2), eldest son of Jeffrey (1) Champlin, was of Westerly and Kingstown, Rhode Island, born 1652, died 1713; took oath of allegiance September 17, 1670; was captain of train band, 1690; from 1696 to 1715 inclusive was governor's assistant. One son, Jeffery (3).

(II) Christopher, third son of Jeffrey (1) Champlin, was of Westerly, Rhode Island; born 1656, died April 2, 1732. In 1693 he was a member of town council; 1698, constable; 1706-07, Deputy to general court. Married twice and by first wife (name not recorded) had children; 1. Christopher (2). 2. Jeffrey. 3. William. 4. Joseph, 5. John. Married (second), Elizabeth Daval; no issue.

(III) Joseph, fourth son of Christopher Champlin, was of Westerly, Rhode Island, died 1727. Married Sarah Brown, died 1763, daughter of George and Charity (Crandall) Brown. Children: 1. Andrew. 2. Joseph.

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(IV) Joseph (2), second son of Joseph (1) and Sarah (Brown) Champlin, married Nancy Kenyon, a descendant of John Kenyon, of Westerly and Kingstown, Rhode Island, the American ancestor of the Kenyons. On August 28, 1727, he testified he was "seventy years of age or thereabouts."

(V) Joseph (3), son of Joseph (2) and Nancy (Kenyon) Champlin, married Mary Sheldon, a descendant of John Sheldon, of providence, Rhode Island, born 1630, died 1708. John Sheldon married Joan, daughter of ---------- Fridgswith (Carpenter) Vincent, a kinswoman.

(VI) Joseph (4), son of Joseph (3) and Mary (Sheldon) Champlin, married Mary Whitford, a descendant of Pasco Whitford, of Newport, East Greenwich and Kingstown, Rhode Island, the progenitor of the Rhode Island Whitfords.

(VII) Mary Anna, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Whitford) Champlin, married William Benjamin Carpenter, (see Carpenter).

HEALEY. The name is honorably associated with jurisprudence in Clinton County, with which region it has been identified more than half a century. It is and old and honored name in Ireland, where many of its representatives have been cultured and useful citizens. The great-great-grandfather of Judge Robert E. Healey, of whom this sketch treats, was whom as D. Healey, who served as a member of parliament.

(I) The first of the line of whom knowledge is now obtainable was Thomas E. Healey, born in 1830, near the city of cork, Ireland. He was educated in the College of that city, and on attaining his majority he set out to make his way in the land of freedom and immediately settled at Saranac, New York, where he engaged in agriculture until 1864, when he removed to Plattsburg. He purchased a farm on the state road and continued its cultivation until 1874, when he was appointed by General Moffit to the superintendency as contractor for the state of supply wood at Dannemora Prison, and filled this responsible position four years. Returning to his farm, he operated it until 1900, when he retired from active pursuits and resided in the city of Plattsburgh until his death in 1901. Being and educated man, he was looked up to as an authority by many of his neighbors, and was often called upon to settle disputes and differences. He was a man of strong character, thoroughly upright, universally respected, and was ever willing to do anything in his power to promote the public welfare. He was a Republican in politics, and filled many positions of trust and responsibility, including those of assessor and highway commissioner. He married Elizabeth, second daughter of Samuel and Bridget (Cassidy) Nash, of Saranac, (see Nash). Children: 1. Patrick Joseph, had wife Genevieve, and children, Genevieve and Mary. 2. Mary; married Lewis Ryan, of Plattsburgh. 3. Dr. Maurice L., graduated from Plattsburgh high school, 1886; spent one year at the medial department of the University of Vermont, and two years at College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City; for four years he was lecturer at Bellevue Hospital, New York City, his labors there being closed by death. A brilliant career, well opened, was thus cut short. He married Alice Hartey. 4. Anna, wife of Samuel McNeal, an attorney at Norfolk, Virginia. 5. Thomas Francis, married Margaret Fassett, now deceased. 6. Robert E., mentioned below. 7. Samuel D., has wife Grace, and son Samuel D. 8. John, sergeant of guards at Dannemora Prison. 9. Albert, married Frances Beahan; resides in Plattsburgh. 10. Dennis, died at age of three years. 11. Kate, died at age of fifteen years. 12. Leo, died at age of four years. 13. Male child, died unnamed.

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(II) Hon. Robert E. Healey, fourth son of Thomas E. and Elizabeth (Nash) Healey, was born June 10, 1870, in Plattsburgh, New York. He attended the public schools of his native city, graduating from the high school in 1891, and was two years a student at Union College, Schenectady. He read law in the office of Hon. J. B. Riley, of Riley & Cantwell, and after two years in the Albany Law School he was graduated in the class of 1894. He was admitted to the bar the same year, ad immediately began practice in his native town, where he has won distinction and success. After two years of practice alone he formed a partnership wit his former preceptor, under the name of Riley & Healey, which connection continued five years. In 1900 he was appointed recorder of the village of Plattsburgh, and in the midst of his term of three years the city was incorporated, the office of recorder being made equivalent to city judge, Mr. Healey being the first to fill that honorable position. In 1903 he was appointed by Governor Odell to the county judgeship of Clinton County, to fill vacancy caused by the promotion of Judge Henry T. Kellogg to the supreme bench, the latter succeeding S. A. Kellogg, deceased. In the succeeding election Judge Healey was nominated for the full term of six years on the Republican ticket, and was elected, being now (1910) in the discharge of his duties. And during his tenure of office his decisions have never been reversed. Having always manifested an intelligent interest in the conduct of public affairs, Judge Healey early took an active part in promoting their progress, and is recognized as one of the most public-spirited citizens of his native town. He is now a member of the board of education, and of the industrial committee of Plattsburgh. Identified with many social and fraternal organizations, he is a member of the Plattsburgh, McDonough Social and Commercial clubs; of the Knights of the Maccabees, an insurance body; Plattsburgh Lodge, No. 621, B. P. O. E., in which he is a working member; and Plattsburgh Council, No. 253, Knights of Columbus, in which he has long been a leader. For five and one-half years he was grand knight, and is now master of the fourth degree. He was one of the eight delegates of the order from this state to the national convention which dedicated the home maintained by the order at New Haven, Connecticut.

Judge Healey married, May 18, 1897, at Watertown, New York, Mary F. Burns, sister of Father Bruns, rector of Holy Father's Church, in that city, who performed the marriage rite. She was born at Port Henry, New York, daughter of John and Margaret Burns, was graduated from Potsdam School in the class of 1896, and taught one year in the Plattsburgh high school. Children: Robert burns, born May 6, 1889, and Margaret Elizabeth, September 18, 1900, both in Plattsburgh.


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