Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
Pages 657-663

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WILCOX. (II) Joseph Wilcox, son of William Wilcox (q.v.), was born in 1635. He settled in Killingworth, Connecticut, and married Anna -----------. Children, born at Killingworth: 1. Joseph, October 29, 1659, mentioned below. 2. Thomas, November 13, 1661. 3. Samuel, 1663. 4. Hannah, January 13, 1661. 5. Nathaniel, August 29, 1668. 6. William, January 9, 1671. 7. Margaret, January 9, 1671. 8. John, 1675.

(III) Joseph (2), son of Joseph (1) Wilcox, was born at Killingworth, October 29, 1659, and married there, February 14, 1683, Hannah Kelsey, of Killingworth. He died there February 21, 1726.

(IV) Joseph (3), son of Joseph (20 Wilcox, was born at Killingworth, about 1690. He married Rebecca -------------.

(V) Andrew, son of Joseph (30 Wilcox, was born April 1, 1734, at Killingworth, and died May 22, 1828. Children: 1. Elisha. 2. Rebecca. 3. Jesse. 4. Roswell, mentioned below.

(VI) Roswell, son of Andrew Wilcox, was born January 22, 1778, and died October 1, 1851. He married, in February, 1803, Irene Nicholson, born at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, October 15, 1784, and died October 25, 1848. Children: 1. Daniel, born 1803; married Huldah Williams, of Lowville, January 27, 1831. 2. Lucy, born March 5, 1805. 3. Irene, September 29, 1806; married Martin Conan; she died January 16, 1841. 4. Polly, July 23, 1808; married Asahel Stearns; she died January 7, 1846. 5. Roswell, May 10, 1818; married Sophia Leach, of Auburn. 6. Rebecca, February 7, 1813; married Chandler Williams, of Lowville. 7. Lydia, January 1, 1815; married Charles Putterel, of Fulton, New York, died in 1866. 8. Elizabeth, December 12, 1816; married Harrison Bohall, of Lowville. 9. Harmon, October, 1819; married, May 20, 1844, Martha Smith of Gouverneur; he died June 22, 1846. 10. Moses, September 18, 1821; drowned while bathing in Mill Creek, July 18, 1835. 11. Lyman, born June 1, 1824; married, February 20, 1849, Martha B. Weaver. 12. Esther, born February 17, 1826; died May 11, 1845. 13. Marcellus, mentioned below.

(VII) Marcellus, son of Roswell Wilcox, was born in Lowville, New York, December 3, 1829, and was educated there in the common schools and in Lowville Academy. After leaving school he settled on the old homestead in Stone Square, Lowville, and took up farming for his life work. He was one of the best known and most successful farmers in Lewis County, his farm was kept in prime condition, and through reading and study he carried on his place in an up-to-date and scientific manner. He set an example that his neighbor's followed, his influence was good in the community. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church for many years, and served on the board of trustees for thirty-seven years. He was one of the directors of the Lewis County Agricultural Society twenty-one years in succession, and for two years was president. He was an active member of Lowville Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, No. 71, and was untiring in his efforts to promote the welfare of the organization. He held various office in Pomona Grange., also. He was attractive, courteous and kindly in his manner, enjoying the friendship of many and possessing the esteem of everybody. He died November 30, 1901. He married, March 18, 1852, Mary J., Wilcox, born in Leyden, November 15, 1834, daughter of Elisha and Rosanna (Lyon) Wilcox. She had two brothers, Charles D. and Horace Wilcox. Mr. and Mrs. Marcellus J. Wilcox had one child: Minnie J., born February 6, 1864, died March 24, 1893, who married, February 8, 1888, Levi Bowen. Mr. and Mrs. Bowen had one child, Mamie J., born April 29, 1889.

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Elisha Wilcox was born in Leyden, Lewis County, New York, March 30, 1805, son of Elisha Wilcox, who was a son of Andrew Wilcox. Roxanna Lyon was born in Leyden, daughter of John Lyon, son of Caleb Lyon.

ABELL. Benjamin Abel or Abell was an early settler of Norwich, coming thither from Dedham, Massachusetts. Little is know of him.

(II) Caleb Abell, believed to be the son of Benjamin Abel or Abell, was probably born in England. He settled first at Dedham, Massachusetts, where he was living in 1665, and removed in 1668 to Norwich, Connecticut. He died there August 17, 1731. He married (first) July, 1669, Margaret Post, who died November, 1700, daughter of John and Hester (Hyde) Post, of Saybrook, granddaughter of the pioneer, William Hyde. He married (second) in 1701, Mary Loomer, widow of Stephen Loomer, and daughter of George Miller. He was constable in 1684; townsman 1689 and afterwards kept a tavern in 1694; was sergeant as early as 1702. His broken gravestone indicates that he was in his eighty-fifth year when he died in 1731. Children: 1. Daughter, born and died in 1671. 2. Samuel, October 16, 1672; married, November 3, 1696, Elizabeth Sherman. 3. Experience, December, 1674. 4. Caleb, mentioned below. 5. John, December 16, 1678, of Lebanon. 6. Theophilus, November, 1680. 7. Joanna, November, 1683. 8. Mary, 1685; married Joseph Tracy. 9. Benjamin, 1687. 10. Abigail, March, 1689. 11. Hannah, October, 1692.

(III) Caleb (2), son of Caleb (10 Abell, was born at Norwich, April 16, 1677. He married, February 20, 1704-05, Abigail Sluman, born March 14, 1678-79, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Bliss, and granddaughter of Thomas Bliss, the immigrant, and his wife Sarah, of Hartford. Children, born at Norwich: 1. Daniel, mentioned below. 2. Caleb, April 21, 1709. 3. Abigail, April 11, 1711. 4. Mary, August 4, 1714.

(IV) Daniel, son of Caleb (2) Abell, was born at Norwich, February 2, 1706. He settled at Lebanon, Connecticut. He married, December 21, 1729, Sarah Crane. Children, born at Lebanon: 1. David, November 13, 1728. 2. Eliphalet, mentioned below. 3. Jonathan, April 26, 1733. 4. Mary, February 24, 1736. 5. Betty, January 19, 1739. 6. Sarah, January 19, 1741. 7. Elijah, February 4, 1744. 8. Simon, September 5, 1746, died young. 9. Elizabeth, October 12, 1747.

(V) Eliphalet, son of Daniel Abell, was born in Lebanon, September 10, 1739, died May, 1768. He married, at Lebanon, April 21, 1757, Lydia Williams. Children, born at Lebanon: 1. Eliphalet, mentioned below. 2. Lydia, June 2, 1761. 3. Ezekiel, March 20, 1765.

(VI) Eliphalet (2), son of Eliphalet (10 Abell, was born at Lebanon, in November, 1758. He marred there January 31, 1782, Hannah Clark. They had one child, Eliphalet, mentioned below.

(VII) Eliphalet, (3), son of Eliphalet (2) Abell, was born at Lebanon, September 24, 1783, died November 19, 1854. He lived in Exeter Parish, Lebanon. He was deacon of the church thirty-three years and a prominent citizen. He married (first) Philena McCall, who died June 22, 1822, leaving six children. He married (second) March 27, 1823, Lucy Loomis. Children, born at Exeter Parish, Lebanon: 1. Adeline C., March 29, 1807. 2. Lydia Hibbard, Married Lucian T. Metcalf, of Hartwick, Germany; Children: i. Erastus C., born September 20, 1844, died September 16, 1845, ii. Mary E., born July 8, 1846, died January 8, 1854. 3. Emeline E., February 11, 1810, married, April 27, 1841, Dr. Erastus Curtis, of Cooperstown. 4. Alanson C., mentioned below. 5. Ralph Gurley, June 6, 1822, of Canajoharie, New York; married, March 29, 1848, Lucretia S. Harris, who died November 6, 1865; child, Eugene H., born April 10, 1852.

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(VIII) Alanson C., son of Eliphalet (3) Abell, was born November 5, 1816, died February 24, 1864. He was a school teacher and farmer. He was active in public life, represented his district in the assembly and held various town offices. He was a member of the Congregational Church. His wife moved in 1866 to Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York. He married, May 20, 1847, Mrs. Olive L. Davis. Children, born at Exeter: 1. Emeline P., June 16, 1848. 2. Eliphalet L., December 12, 1849, a farmer at Canajoharie. 3. Henry C., July 12, 1851, mentioned below.. 4. Edward W., August 4, 1855, printer, Canajoharie.

(IX) Henry Curtis, son of Alanson C. Abell, was born at Exeter Parish, town of Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut, July 12, 1851. He attended the public schools there and at Canajoharie, whither the family went in 1866, and also attended the Canajoharie Academy. He began his business career as clerk in the store of Clinton Failing at Canajoharie, and after one year took a similar position in the store of Henry S. Bragdon, the leading dry goods merchant at Canajoharie. After several years in this business he accepted a place as teller in the National Spraker Bank of Canajoharie and continued there until 1876, when he entered the employ of the First National Bank of Lowville, New York. In 1883 he engaged in business as a partner in the firm of Pelton & Abell, dealers in hardware, and since then he has held several high positions. Since March, 1904, he has been teller of the First National Bank of Lowville. In politics he is a Republican. He was a member of the Young Men's Christian Association of Lowville; of Lowville Lodge, No. 759, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which he has been secretary, vice-grand, noble grand, past grand, outside guardian and is now trustee; and of Adirondack Encampment of Boonville. He was formerly a member of the Independent Order of Good Templars of Canajoharie. He and his wife are members of the Christian Science Church. He married, at Lowville, October 25, 1877, Sarah Cornelia, born at Lowville, January 26, 1853, daughter of Nicholas and Onoria Boshart. (See Boshart III). Children: 1. E. Ruth, born July 26, 1884; attended Lowville schools and academy and graduated from the Albany Business College. 2. A. Marguerite, December 14, 1888; graduate of the Lowville schools and academy (1908). 3. Leon E., May 5, 1891, graduate of the Lowville Academy in 1909, student at University of Michigan, class of 1913.

(The Boshart Line)

Between the years 1740 and 1750 there came from Mertizsuth, Canton, of Zurich, Switzerland, two brothers and a sister, Jacob, Henry, and Susanna Boshart. They first located in New Jersey within the present limits of Jersey City. From what has been handed down from generation to generation, it is learned that they were poor and young, and when they started for the new world, one of the brothers, probably Henry, was bound out, or "sold himself" for a term of years to pay his passage. The occupation of the brothers in New Jersey was soap making. In 1756 all three came to Tryon County, New York. During the Revolution Jacob belonged to a company of Tryon County Associated Exempts, under Captain Jessie Fonda. John Boshart, son of one of the brothers, was a soldier in the Revolution in the Third Regiment of Tryon County Militia under Colonel Frederick Fisher, and in 1790, according to the federal census, was living at Rensselaerwyck, 

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Albany County, having in his family two males over sixteen years, and six females. Jerome Boshart was living in the same place and had one female, doubtless a wife, and no children. Petrus or Peter had two males over sixteen, four under that age, and three females. Peter must have been a son of one of the pioneers, while Jerome was doubtless a grandson. In !790 no other families of the name were reported in the census, excepting a widow Margaret living in Caughnowago, Montgomery County, formerly Tyron County, she having two males over sixteen and two females in her family. She was probably widow of a son of one of the first settlers. The pioneer lived first in what was afterward the county of Fulton, near Johnstown, New York, and the farms of the brothers adjoined. After a time Henry became alarmed at the scarcity of firewood, we are told, and for this reason moved to what is known as Eclipse, now Keek Center, and sold his original farm to his brother. The two farms are still occupied by descendants, Margaret may have been the mother of Henry.

(II) Garrett Boshart, son or grandson of Henry Boshart, was born near Johnstown, New York, July 12, 1771. He was brought up on the homestead and followed farming. In 1799, he came to what is now Lowville, making is way through the wilderness by a blazed trail. When he located, but three log cabins comprised the settlement where now is located the beautiful village of Lowville. He settled upon a hundred acres of the hillside just north of the present village, cleared his land in the forest, and developed one of the finest farms in northern New York. He lived there the remainder of his days, and died there in 1840. He was a useful and honored citizen, industrious and prosperous, considering his surrounding and opportunities. He was a prominent member of the Presbyterian Church. He married (first) Elizabeth Ebblie. He married (second) in 1800, Dolly Coutremont, July 4, 1788, in Saxony, Germany. Children of first wife: 1. Betsey, born September 7, 1799; married Peter Gurts, she died in 1823. 2. John, 1805; died in 1823. Children of second wife: 3. Garrett, July 17, 1808, died April 7, 1873; married Mary Shull. 4. Catherine, June 20, 1810, died March 14, 1876; married Philip Weiting. 5. Nancy, January 13, 1812, died December 16, 1898. 6. Dolly Ann, April 13, 1815, died September 22, 1903. 7. Nicholas, mentioned below. 8. William, April 6, 1820, died July 26, 1899. 9. Eliza, August 17, 1822, died December 28, 1891; married K. C. Kellogg. 10. John, March 14, 1825; died May 4, 1843. 11. James Henry, August 13, 1827, died August 2, 1905; married Prudence Pelton, born February 2, 1822; married (second) Clara A. Andrews. 12. Charles Dayan, November 2, 1829, died March 16, 1909.

(III) Nicholas, son of Garrett Boshart, was born on the old homestead at Lowville, November 23, 1818. He was brought up on the farm and attended the district school and Lowville Academy. After his marriage he settled on a farm on the east road in the town of Lowville, and followed farming for many years. He was also in the commission business, buying butter, cheese and hops, and he was accounted an expert in these lines. He was also in the hardware business in partnership with his son, W. L. Boshart, under the firm name of W. L. Boshart and Company. He was active in promoting the annual town fair at Lowville and was frequently chosen marshal. In polities he was a Republican. For several years he was president of the village. He was a prominent member and trustee of the Presbyterian Church. He was a useful citizen, a man of enterprise and public spirit, upright, honorable and conscientious. He made many friends and enjoyed the confidence of the entire community.

He married, December 29, 1841, Onoria, born August 15, 1823, at Lowville, daughter of Elias Wood. She died October 13, 1858, and he married (second) April 29, 1863, Sarah A. Sigourney, who died November 4, 1909. 

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He died July 14, 1890. Children: 1. Ann Eliza Maria, born July 26, 1843. 2. Charles Elias, December 1, 1844. 3. Huldah Elizabeth, August 22, 1846. 4. George Garrett, November 3, 1847. 5. Mary Louise, July 10, 1850. 6. Sarah Cornelia, January 26, 1853; married October 25, 1877, Henry Curtis Abell (see Abell IX). William Lockwood, August 11, 1858.

BLACKMAN. John Blackman, the immigrant ancestor, was a brother of Rev. Adam Blackman, of Stratford, Connecticut, and of Rev. Benjamin Blackman, who graduated at Harvard College in 1663. He was born in England, and settled in Dorchester, Massachusetts, about 1640. He died April 28,. 1675, and his inventory is dated May 28, 1675. He was admitted a freeman in 1665. He married (first) Mary, daughter of Robert Pond; (second) Sarah ----------, who survived him. Children born at Dorcester: 1. John, August 10, 1656; mentioned below. 2. Jonathan I., 1658, removed to Little Compton, Rhode Island. 3. Sarah, baptized July 17, 1659. 4. Joseph, June 27, 1661l removed to Lebanon, Connecticut. 5. Mary, baptized October 18, 1663. 6. Benjamin, December 31, 1665; lived in Dorchester. Children of second wife: 7. Adam, born December 9, 1670. 8. Abraham, February 8, 1675.

(II) John (2), son of John (1) Blackman, was born at Dorcester, August 10, 1656. He was a soldier in King Philip's War, in Captain Thomas Brattle's, Company. He married, March 26, 1685, Jane Weeks. Children, born at Dorcester: 1. Thankful, February 12, 1685. 2. John, August 17, 1687. 3. Eliakim, March 26, 1689. 4. Josiah, March 3, 1691. 5. Marah, April 30, 1692. 6. Jane, February 20, 1693-94. 7. Joseph, November 4, 1695. 8-9. Elizabeth and Sarah (twins), September 9, 1697. 10. Hannah, March 7, 1699. 11. Ebenezer, June 3, 1700. 12. Samuel, January 18, 1701-02, who is mentioned below. 13. Renew, August 23, 1704, who died young.

(III) Samuel, son of John (2) Blackman, was born in Dorcester, January 18, 1701-02. He settled in Hampton, Windham County, Connecticut, near Woodstock. Children: 1. Samuel, born November 23, 1736, mentioned below. 2. Jonathan (?), was living at Windham town, Windham County, 1890. 3. Sarah. 4. Mary, baptized with Sarah, 1739.

(IV) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (1) Blackman, was born November 23, 1736, probably in Windham County, Connecticut. He is buried in the Sauguoit Valley Cemetery. The inscription on his gravestone reads: "Samuel Blackman, born Nov. 24, A. D. 1736, d. A. D. 1820, aged 84 years." He settled before the Revolution at Partridgefield, Massachusetts. He married Phebe Babcock, seventh child of Isaiah Babcock and Elizabeth (Plumb). She was born in Stongington, October 5, 1755, and was probably his second wife. She has previously married ----------- Thayer. She died at Sanquoit, Oneida County, New York, May 18, 1853. Samuel Blackman was witness to various deeds of land of Isaiah Babcock at Patridgefield. The Babcocks settled there in 1772. A grandson of Phebe, Mr. George Plumb Bacon, wrote of her: "Grandmother Blackman died at father's house in Sanquoit, Oneida County, New York. I was a small boy at the time, but can remember it well. She died of old age. She would sit down and talk about the battle when Cornwallis was taken. Her father was at the battle." The Blackmans appear to have been at Northampton for a time. John and Samuel were accredited to that town in the Revolution, but Abraham Blackman was credit to Partridsgefield, and was presumably son of Samuel also. There were also in the Revolution, Ephraim of Berkshire County and Elijah Blackman of Southwick, and Angus Blackman of Stockbridge.

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(V) Samuel (3), son of Samuel (2) Blackman, was born, according to family record, at Woodstock, Massachusetts, now in Windham County, Connecticut. He enlisted July 14, 1779, in Captain Cook's Company, Colonel Chapin's Regiment, giving his age as seventeen, stature five feet four inches, complexion dark, and residence as Northampton. He was discharged April 14, 1780. He went to Oneida County also. In 1790 there was a Samuel Blackman at Kinderhook, Columbia County, with one son under sixteen, and two females. It is not known whether this Samuel lived there for a time. He settled at Westmoreland, Oneida Count, and finally in Lewis County, New York. He married Jerusha Babcock, presumable related to his stepmother. Children: 1. Polly. 2. Sylvester. 3. Hiram. 4. Eliza. 5. Betsey. 6. Almanzo. 7. Almira. 8. Milo. 9. Adelia. 10. William.

(VI) Dr. Hiram Blackman, son of Samuel (3) Blackman, was born December 28, 1797, and died February 8, 1838. He was a regular physician and surgeon, and practiced at Hammond, St. Lawrence County. He was a good citizen and highly respected. He married, June 18, 1822, Harriet Smith, born April 17, 1803. Children: 1. Frederick. 2. W. A., mentioned Below. 3. Anastasia. 4. Gerard. 5. Kate. 6. George Smith.

(VII) Frederick W. A., son of Dr. Hiram Blackman, was born July 22, 1824, at Hammond, New York. He married (first) November 8, 1849, Diadama Franklin, a descendant of Benjamin Franklin; (second) Christiana Lambie. Children of first wife: 1. Harriet Ann, married D. D. Moyer. 2. Mary Loesa, married Rev. W. C. Selleck. 3. Gilbert A., mentioned below. Children of second wife: 4. George S. 5. Frank Lambie.

(VIII) Gilbert Atwater, son of Frederick W. A. Blackman, was born August 25, 1855, in Hammond. He was educated in the public schools there, and entered business life as an employee of Kilmer & Jepson at Gouverneur, New York, where he remained six years. He came to Lowville in 1877, after which he spent several years as traveling salesman for T. J. Roberts & Company, of New York. About 1880, he acquired an interest in the Lowville Iron Works, manufacturers of wood pulp, grinders, hydraulic pumps, etc. In 1890, he established a coal and wood yard in Lowville, which he operated until 1903. In the latter year the construction of a railroad between Lowville and Croghan became strongly desired. Mr. Blackman threw his energy and influence in favor of the proposition, had a preliminary survey made, and organized the Lowville & Beaver Railroad Company, with a capital of $150,000. He secured subscriptions for the stock by personal effort, and the road was constructed, with the capital stock increased in the meantime to $200,000. The road is now in successful operation under the capable management of Mr. Blackman as general superintendent and member of the board of directors. This short but important line furnishes an outlet for the large and fertile agricultural region east of the Black River, and for the products of the pulp, paper and other mills of Lowville and Beaver Falls. The wisdom of its construction has been abundantly demonstrated, and its value to the section made apparent. Mr. Blackman was also intimately connected with raising the money necessary to construct and complete the commodious and beautiful club-house owned and occupied by the Lowville Club, of which he is vice-president. He is a member of Lowville Lodge, 124, F. and A. M. He married (first) November 8, 1881, Olivia, daughter of Chauncey and Mary (Bosworth) Crouch, born July 1, 1859, died December 17, 1891. He married (second) March 4, 1896, Nellie M., daughter of Charles D. and Margaret (Quackenbush) Boshart. Children of first wife: 1. Mary Jessie, born March 11, 1883; graduated from Lowville Academy; married R. f. Parker, January 20, 1903; child, Frederick Blackman, April 28, 1907. 2. Franklin, died in infancy. 3. Gilbert Crouch, born March 31, 1891. Child of second wife: 4. Helen Margaret, born January 16, 1898.

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DUNDON. The long and memorable period of industrial depression and famine which prevailed in Ireland some sixty-five years ago compelled many of its stalwart working people to emigrate to the United States, where abundant opportunities for labor and social improvement were open to them. The nucleus of three large families joined this exodus and they have now attained the fourth generation in America.

(I) John and Catherine (McMahon) Dundon, who resided in Eskatin, Ireland, were the progenitors of the Dundons about to be mentioned. They reared a family of eight children: 1. John. 2. Edward. 3. Patrick, these three will be again referred to). 4. Margaret, came to America; married Patrick Meade; died in August, 1897. . 5. Mary, came to America; married John Meade, resides at what is known as Oswegatchie settlement, town of Diana, new York, at the age of eighty-four years. 6. Ann, who went to Australia, when she married a Mr. Dobson; subsequently removed to New Zealand, and had a large family, two of her sons being officers in the British Army. 7. Ellen, who also went to Australia; married a Mr. Gibbons, of Melbourne, and had eight children. 8. Kate, who married Thomas Cusic and is still living in Eskatin, Ireland. John and Edward Dundon came to America about 1845, settling in Columbus, Ohio, where they both reared large families, and a son of John was one among the detectives attending President McKinley at buffalo, when he was assassinated in 1901.

(II) Patrick, son of John and Catherine (McMahon) Dundon, was born in Ireland, March 17, 1835. He emigrated to the United States when young, first locating near Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York, at what was then known a the Sterling Ore Mines, in which he was employed for some time, and from there he removed to Diana, Lewis County, where he resided for the remainder of his life. In politics he acted with the Democratic Party, and in his religious belief he was a Roman Catholic. His death occurred February 23, 1907. He married, at Antwerp, New York, 1853, Johanna Sullivan, born in Ireland, May 17, 1834. Children: 1. Sarah Ann, born in Antwerp, April 19, 1854; married Stewart Boyce; died in June, 1883. 2. Alice, born in Diana, July 19, 1856, married (first) John Maloney; (second) Daniel J. Waters, who is employed in the pension department at Washington, District of Columbia; she is the mother of six children, all of he first union: i. Elizabeth, who married C. C. Burns, ii. Lila, married Fred Barrett, iii. William, married Mabel Radigan, iv. Alice, married John Brehm, v. Mary, married Ivan Gotham, vi. John. 3. Ellen, born March 17, 1858, died in 1892; married Amos Draper, who died in 1900. 4. Edward A., see forward. 5. John D., born May 17, 1866.

(III) Edward A., fourth child of Patrick and Johanna (Sullivan) Dundon, was born in Diana, April 24, 1860. He was educated in the public schools of Diana and at Ives Seminary, Antwerp. When ready for the activities of life he engaged in the jobbing of lumber, tan bark and charcoal, and carried on that business for several years. About 1893 he entered the hotel business, conducting a hostelry in Lewisburg, New York, some four years, and for the ensuing three years was proprietor of the Dillon House at Watertown, New York. At the present time he is engaged in the boot and shoe business at Harrisville, New York, in company with his son James. He also owns and carries on a dairy farm of two hundred and fifty acres of land, situated in Diana, keeping an average of thirty-five cows, and in addition to this property he is the owner of the Kenwood Hotel, which is the leading hostelry in Harrisville. In politics he was a Democrat, until 1896, and while allied was that party he held the offices of justice of sessions and commissioner of highways. 

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From 1896 to the present time he has supported the Republican Party, changing his affiliation on account of the silver question. He affiliates with Natural Bridge Court, Independent Order of Foresters, and is a member of St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, Harrisville. Mr. Dundon married, in Redwood, October 16, 1883, Eliza Whalen, born in Antwerp, New York, February 3, 1859, daughter of Patrick and Mary (Pierce) Whalen. The Whalens were industrious farming people, and in addition to Eliza, they had four children: 1 James P. 2. William F. 3. Robert E. 4. Rose. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Dundon: 1. James M., born August 10, 1887. 2. William E., March 1, 1893. 3. Robert J., May 20, 1895. 4. Leo J., November 8, 1898.

 

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