Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
Pages 679-687

William Richard Cutter, A. M.
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REA. William Rea, a native of Ireland and a ship carpenter by trade, emigrated to Canada early in the last century, accompanied by his wife and three children. After remaining in Montreal for a time he came to Clinton County, New York, in 1824, and settling upon a farm in Beekmantown, he resided there until his death. He married, in Ireland, Isabelle Greenlees, who died in 1862. Children: 1. John. 2. Helen. 3. James, all born in Ireland. 4. Robert, born in Montreal. 5. Isabelle. 6. William, born in Beekmantown, Clinton County, New York. John, the eldest, who was a natural mechanic, learned the machinist's trade and engaged in the manufacture of plows, cultivators and other agricultural implements in Beekmantown, building up an extensive business and carrying it on successfully for many years.

(II) William, youngest child of William and Isabelle (Greenlees) Rea, was born in Beekmantown, May 10, 1827, died there November 28, 1901. He was educated in the district schools, and when a young man he learned the moulder's trade, serving his apprenticeship either in Albany, or Troy. During the Civil War, he was employed as a journeyman at the United States Arsenal in Watervliet, manufacturing shells for the Federal Army. After the close of the Rebellion he returned to Beekmantown and became associated with his brother, John in the manufacture of agricultural implements. He was an expert artisan, and from him his two nephews, A. A. and George H. Rea, learned the iron moulder's trade, which they are still following. He subsequently sold his interest in the business, and for the remainder of his life was engaged in farming and dealing in real estate. He was long identified with local civic affairs, serving for many years as chairman of the Board of Supervisors, and was also chairman of the committee formulated for the purpose of erecting the old county home, which was destroyed by fire some years ago. In politics he was a Republican. He married Adelaide Kingsley, a native of Clinton County, born August 8, 1826, died August 14, 1880. Children: 1. Ira Howe. 2. Charles De Wolfe.

(III) Ira Howe, eldest son of William and Adelaide (Kingsley) Rea, was born in Beekmantown, January 23, 1857. His studies at the Plattsburgh Academy were supplemented with a commercial course at the Albany Business College, and upon leaving the last-named institution, he established himself in business as a dealer in country produce. 

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In 1887 he located in Chicago, where for a time he was engaged in various occupations, and he then traveled extensively in California and Mexico. He next took up the study of medicine in Chicago, obtained his diploma, and for a short time was engaged in practice, but finding the life of a physician distasteful, he abandoned the profession and turned his attention to the real estate business. He is still residing in Chicago, and at present is engaged in promoting the interests of several mining properties located in Goldfield, Nevada and in Mexico. Mr. Rea married Line d. DeLano, born in Lawrenceville, St. Lawrence County, New York, May 282, 1859, died September 30, 1884; he married (second) Mrs. Sarah Mendall of Chicago.

Lina A. DeLano was a daughter of Frederick Augustus DeLano, born at Grand Isle, Vermont, March 4, 1823, died at Beekmantown June 22, 1904, son of Frederick and Caroline (Fiske) DeLano, who removed from Vermont to Ingraham, on the boundary line between Chazy and Beekmantown, there purchasing the Isaac Allen farms, located on the old state toad. Frederick Augustus DeLano married, December 12, 1855, Marianda A. Rowlson; children: i. Lina A., previously referred to as the first wife of Ira How Rea, ii. Frederick Herbert, born in St. Lawrence county, June 16, 1860, married Mary Cope, and has children, born in Beekmantown: Gertrude May, July 23, 1890, and Florence Cope, October 12, 1892.

Marianda A. Rowlson was born in Shelton, Vermont, October 25, 1827, daughter of Hermon Rowlson, and granddaughter of Ira and Lydia Rowlson, who came to Clinton County from Connecticut and settled in Plattsburgh in 1782, died January 12, 1844; married, Marianda Phelps, born in 1786, died May 6, 1836. He was a merchant in Plattsburgh prior to the War of 1812-15, when he went to Vermont and engaged in farming. He later returned to Clinton county, and settled in Beekmantown.

Ira Howe Rea's first wife bore him two children: 1. Frederick Homer, mentioned below. 2. Lina Adelaide, born in Beekmantown, June 7, 1883; graduated from State Normal School, and now engaged in teaching.

Frederick Homer Rea was born in Beekmantown, March 30, 1882. He was educated in the schools of Plattsburgh, graduating from the State Normal School in that city and has ever since devoted the major portion of his time to educational pursuits. As principal of the high school in Ellensburgh, New York, he proved himself an unusually efficient instructor, and he subsequently taught in Beekmantown and other places. He is now regarded as one of the leading educators in northern New York. During the vacation season he varies the monotony of teaching by serving in an official capacity on steamers plying upon the lakes, and derives much benefit from this invigorating occupation.

(III) Charles De Wolfe, youngest son of William and Adelaide (Kingsley) Rea, was born in Beekmantown, September 22, 1867. He acquired the advantages of a good practical education, having attended the Plattsburgh Academy and high school, and the Albany Business College. At the conclusion of his studies he returned to the homestead, and, for a time, assisted his father in carrying on the farm, but a desire for a business life prompted him to seek an opening in the west, and he went to Chicago. Securing a clerkship in a boot and shoe establishment, he rapidly acquired a good knowledge of the business, and for six years was a successful traveling salesman in that line of trade. His father's ill health, however, compelled him to abandon mercantile pursuits and, returning to Beekmantown, he took charge of the homestead farm. For the past thirteen years he has devoted much time to cultivating the soil, but has found opportunities to make himself useful in other directions, and from January, 1906, to the present time, he has served as assistant superintendent of the County Home. In politics he is an Independent Republican. At Beekmantown, in 1895, Mr. Rea married Josie E. Lucia, born in West Chazy, daughter of Amos E. Lucia. They have one daughter, Marion Adelaide, born in Beekmantown, April 19, 1898.

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LITTLE. John Little was born in Ireland and came, when a young man, with his wife to this country. He made his home in Middlebury, Vermont, where he died in 1847. He was a farmer. He left children: 1. Ella. 2. John, mentioned below. 3. Thomas, born in Vermont, now employed by the Pullman Car Company at Pullman, near Chicago, Illinois.

(II) John (2), son of John (1) Little, was born on the voyage to this country in 1841. He is now living at Port Henry, New York. He was educated in the public schools near Middlebury, Vermont, and until he was twenty years of age worked at farming there. He was apprenticed to the carpenter's trade and worked for ten years as apprentice and journeyman. In 1872 he went to work for the Lake Champlain & Moriah Railroad, having charge of the pattern department in the shops. He continued without interruption in the employ of the railroad company until 1908, when he resigned his position and retired from active labor. In politics he is a Republican. He is a member of the Morning Sun Lodge, No. 142, Free and Accepted Masons, of Port Henry. He married, January 15, 1870, Myra Lobdell, born at Westport, New York, in 1847, now living at Port Henry, daughter of James Lobdell. Children: 1. Mary Elizabeth, born October 5, 1871; married Eugene Keet, of Saranac Lake, a dealer in carriage and harness; children: i. Winifred, ii. Eugene Keet. 2. John C., mentioned below. 3. Carrie, died, aged three years. 4. Anna, died in infancy. 5. Cora E., born in 1882; married Lee A. Howe, secretary to the Young Men's Christian Association of Wilmerding, Pennsylvania; children: i. Marjorie, ii. Arthur, iii. Donald Howe. 6. Herbert, died aged eighty years. 7. Harmond, died, aged four years.

(III) John Charles, son of John (2) Little, was born at Port Henry, New York, September 10, 1873. He attended the public schools and graduated from the Port Henry High School and the Collegiate Institute of Moriah. He studied law for two years in the office of P. C. McRory, of Port Henry, and a year in the office J. W. Webb, of St. Regis Falls, New York, and for a short time under the instruction of E. T. Stokes, of Port Henry. He was admitted to the bar September 13, 1894. From September 15 of that year to May, 1895, he was a law clerk in the office of Mr. Stokes. He opened an office and began to practice on his own account at Saranac Lake in 1895, and gas continued in that town to the present time. In politics he is a Republican. He is a member of White Face Mountain Lodge, No. 789, Free and Accepted Masons, of Saranac Lake, of which he is a past master; Wanneta Chapter, No. 291, Royal Arch Masons of Saranac Lake, of which he is part high priest. He married, October 28, 1903, Mabel A., born at Clintonville, November 17, 1877, daughter of John M. and Margaret (Thomas) Pattinson, of Clintonville, Clinton County, New York. Child: John Charles, Jr., born February 15, 1906.

BRYAN. William Bryan was born and died in county Antrim, Ulster province, Ireland. His ancestors were Scotch. He married Mary Glassey, who was born in Scotland. Children: 1. William. 2. Robert. 3. James. 4. Mary. 5. Samuel. 6. George.

(II) Robert, son of William Bryan, was born in county Antrim, Ireland, 1808, died in Ticonderoga, New York, April 28, 1880. He received his education in the schools of his native parish, and learned the trade of weaver in the old country. In 1833 he came to this country ina sailing vessel and landed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where for two years he worked at shoemaking. In 1835 he came to Ticonderoga, New York. 

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He engaged in business as a shoe and boot manufacturer on a modest scale and continued to make shoes as long as he lived. He married, April 3, 1836, Mary Hovenden, born at Fermoy, near Dublin, Ireland, 1816, died at Ticonderoga, February 4, 1904, daughter of William and Mary (Haines) Hovenden. She came to this country with her sister and uncle, Thomas Hovenden. Children: 1. William T., born February 25, 1838, mentioned below. 2. Samuel G., October 2, 1839; lives in Brooklyn, New York; retired; married Anna McNeil, children: i. John H., ii. Martha M., iii. Rose Ellen, iv. Anna, v. Robert H. 3. George W., January 6, 1842, died December 8, 1874; soldier in the Civil War, Company E, Second New York Regiment. 4. Mary J., January 20, 1845; married William J. Donnell, deceased; children: i. James B., ii. William G. Donnell. 5. Robert John, mentioned below.

(III) William T., son of Robert Bryan, was born February 25, 1838; died November 24, 1904. He attended the public schools of his native town and afterward studied Latin and French under private tutors, at Greenwich Academy, and at the Fort Edward Institute. He taught school in the neighboring districts for two years and one term in the village of Ticonderoga. He learned the trade of shoemaker and in addition to his business opened a harness shop which he also conducted at Ticonderoga until 1876. Then he removed to Buchanan County, Iowa, and engaged in the shoemaking and harness business for rive years. Returning to his native place, he was in partnership with his brother for six years. He bought the Ticonderoga Sentinel in 1888 of T. R. Neil. This newspaper was established in 1873 and was at one time owned by John E. Milholland, who afterward became a figure of national interest in politics. Ny Bryan enlarged the paper and more than doubled its circulation and influence within a few years. He married September 27, 1864, Mary Ann, daughter of Amos and Rose (Sheldon) Hogle. Children: 1. Claude, born August 10, 1865; student at West Point Military Academy; left on account of trouble with his eyes; became teacher of languages, mathematics and military drill at Deveaux College, Suspension Bridge, New York; since 1889 instructor of military affairs at the Elmira State Reformatory with the rank of colonel. 2. May E., October 20, 1873; graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music.

(III) Robert John, son of Robert Bryan, was born at Ticonderoga, November 8, 1851. He was educated in the public schools. He entered the employ of his brother and learned the trade of harness making. In 1876 he opened a shop as harness maker on his own account and has continued in the business ever since. For a time he was in partnership with his brother, William T. Bryan. In politics he is a Republican, and has served the town as a member of the board of education. He is a member of Mount Defiance Lodge, No. 794, Free and Accepted Mason, and is a part master; member of Carillon Chapter, No. 290, Royal Arch Masons, and a past high priest; of Washington Commandery, No. 33, Knights Templar, of Saratoga Springs, New York; of Oriental Temple, Mystic Shrine, Troy, New York; of Ethan Allen Lodge, Odd Fellows, of Ticonderoga; of the Exempt Firemen's Association of Ticonderoga. He is a member and vestryman of the Protestant Episcopal Church. He married, December 24, 1879, Laura, born in Vermont, daughter of Mark and Laura (Lahue) Burton. Children: 1. George B., born July 4, 1881; mentioned below. 2. Leonora M., July 17, 1888; educated in the Ticonderoga public and high schools and at the Albany Business College, now a stenographer at Glens Falls.

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(IV) George B., son of Robert John Bryan, was born at Ticonderoga, July 4, 1881. He received his education in the public schools of his native town. He learned the trade of harness maker and has followed that business ever since. He owns the oldest house in town, erected in 1810. He is a member of Mount Defiance Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, and is its present secretary; past high priest of Carillon Chapter, No. 290, Royal Arch Masons; of Washington Commandery, Knights Templar, of Saratoga Springs, and of Oriental Temple, Mystic Shrine. He has taken the thirty-second degree in Scottish Rite Masonry at Albany. He is a member of the Exempt Firemen's Association. He married, May 7, 1910, Sarah F. Noyes, of Ticonderoga, New York, daughter of William C. Noyes, of Whitehall, New York, now Ticonderoga, New York.

O'NEILL. Maurice O'Neill was born in county Kerry, Ireland, about 1800. He came to America when he was about eighteen years old, and located at Hogansburg, Franklin County, New York. There he followed farming all his active life. Children: 1. Cornelius, farmer of Massena, New York. 2. Michael, lives at Dayton, Ohio. 3. Jeremiah, mentioned below. 4. Mary, married C. P. Lantry, of Hogansburg. 5. Catherine. 6. Thomas.

(II) Jeremiah, son of Maurice O'Neill, was born in 1832 in Hogansburg, and is now living in Massena, New York. He was edcauted in the public schools. He went west for a few years, but returned to New York and has since followed farming at Massena. He married Charity, born at Brasher, New York, 1835, daughter of Joshua and Nellie (Lyons) Lantry. Children: 1. Maurice, lived in Rochester, New York, a real estate broker; married Minnie Haggerty. 2. Joshua, died at age of twenty-one years. 3. Barney Stephen, mentioned below. 4. Nellie, died aged fifteen years. 5. John, died aged twenty-five yeas. 6. Rev. Thomas J., a Roman Catholic priest of the Paulist Order, now in California. 7. Franklin, died aged eleven years. 8. James M., M. D., physician in the state hospital at Ogdensburg, New York.

(III) Barney Stephen, son of Jeremiah O'Neill, was born at Massena, New York, December 13, 1868. He was educated in the public schools of his native town and at St. Lawrence University of Canton, New York, graduating in the class of 1892. He taught school for three years after graduating from college, at Parishville, and Colton. He began the study of law while teaching school and continued in the law office of Raines & Van Auken at Rochester, New York. He was admitted to the bar in 1896, and in 1897 opened an office at Massena, where he has since practiced. In politics he is a Republican. He was a member of the board of education for nine years and president part of that time. He was elected supervisor of the town of Massena in March, 1909. He is a member of the Independent Order of Foresters. He married, in 1900, Margaret, daughter of Jeremiah and Zilpha Byron Traver, of Canton, New York. They have no children.

O'NEILL. (II) Thomas, son of Maurice O'Neill, was born in Bombay, New York, 1829, died at Boonville, New York, May, 1894. He had a common school education. He followed the lumbering business all his active life. In politics he was a Republican. He married (first) Lucy Comstock, born 1827, died July 11, 1869, daughter of Samuel and Annie (Comstock) Weller. He married (second) Margaret Wilson, who is now living in Los Angeles, California. Children of first wife: 1. William T. (q.v.). 2. Fred (q.v.). Children of second wife: 3. Katherine, lives in Los Angeles. 4. Jennie, deceased.

(III) Hon William Thomas, son of Thomas O'Neill, was born in Brighton, Franklin County, New York, February 7, 1850, and was educated in the district schools and at Fort Edward Collegiate Institute, Fort Edward, New York. 

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He then studied law in the office of Hon, Smith M. Weed at Plattsburgh. On account of failing health, however, he did not complete the law course, but turned his attention to farming and lumbering in order to have an outdoor occupation. He was president of the Cascade Chair Company, a director of the St. Regis Falls National Bank and of the St. Regis Light & Power Company, and he owned the St. Regis Creamery and several farms. Mr. O'Neill was for years interested in political affairs. For many years he was supervisor of the town of Waverly, Franklin County. In the years 1882-83-84-85 he was am ember of the assembly from Franklin County, and while acting in that capacity zealously supported Theodore Roosevelt, then an assemblyman from New York County, in the reform measures that he introduced. In 1906 Mr. O'Neill was unanimously nominated for state senator by the Republican of Franklin and St. Lawrence counties, and was elected without Democratic opposition. In 1907 Senator O'Neill was appointed chairman of the senate committee on agriculture and a member of the following senate committees: Finance, taxation, navigation and internal affairs. He was re-nominated in 1908 and received 20,101 votes to 8,889 cast for James H. Easman, his Democratic opponent. Lieutenant Governor White in 1909 appointed Mr. O'Neill a member of the following senate committees: Chairman of revision, member of the banks, finance. Me died at St. Regis Falls, New York, 1909, while still in office. He came to St. Regis Falls in 1872 and lived there the remainder of his life. He organized the Cascade Chair Company in 1902 and the St. Regis Falls National Bank in 1904. He secured the water system for the village of St. Regis Falls. He represented the St. Regis Paper Company, and for a period of twelve years was general manager of the Santa Clara Lumber Company. He was a large stockholder in the Watson-Page Lumber Company. He took a keen interest in everything pertaining to the welfare and upbuilding of the town of St. Regis Falls and perhaps contributed more then any other citizen to that end. He was for a number of years a merchant at St. Regis Falls. He was a member of St. Regis Lodge, Odd Fellows, of St. Regis Falls, and of Northern Constellation Lodge, Free Masons, of Malone, New York.

He married, November 19, 1872, Ophelia Young, born at Pottersville, Warren County, New York, July 26, 1853, now living at St. Regis Falls, a daughter of James Henry Young, a native of Poughkeepsie, New York, born November 17, 1820, and now living with his daughter, Mrs. O'Neill, at St. Regis Falls, aged ninety years. Her mother, Caroline (Egbertson) Young, was born in Jewett, Green County, new York, in 1832, died in 1900. She had three brothers, Charles H., Arthur Young and Frank Stanley Young. Robert Young, father pf James Henry Young, was born in England, and came to this country when a young man; died in May, 1844, aged sixty-six, at Gilboy, Schoharie County, New York; married Phebe Buckhout, born at New Paltz, Ulster County, New York, daughter of John Buckhout, of Knickerbocker ancestry. Children of Robert and Phebe (Buckhout) Young; 1. James Henry. 2. Jacob. 3. Theodore. 4. John. 5. George. 6. Alexander. 7. William. 8. Margaret. 9. George. 10. Willis. 11. William Young. Children of William Thomas and Ophelia (Young) O'Neill: 1. Edith, born at St. Regis Falls, February 9, 1874; married Alexander Macdonald, of St. Regis Falls, cashier of the St. Regis Falls National Bank; member of the assembly , state of New York. 2. Henry Edward, mentioned below. 3. Florence, born October 25, 1885. 4. Dorothy, October 5, 1891. 5. Arthur S., august 27, 1893.

(IV) Henry Edward, son of Hon. William Thomas O'Neill, was born at St. Regis Falls, March 19, 18786. He was educated in the public schools of his native town and spent two years at Franklin Academy, Malone, New York. 

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He began his business career as bookkeeper for the Santa Clara Lumber Company and was afterward with the Everton Lumber Company of Everton, and with the Watson-Page Lumber Company; he was also a stockholder. He was one of the founders of the Cascade Chair Company of St. Regis Falls, and is now president of the corporation. He is also president of the St. Regis Falls Light and Power Company, which he was instrumental in organizing. He was one of the organizers of the St. Regis Falls National Bank and has been president from the beginning. To the bank and the other corporations of which he is president he devotes most of his time and energy. In politics he is a Republican. He was made a member of Elk Lodge, No. 575, Free Masons, of Nicholville, New York, but is now a charter member of the lodge of St. Regis Falls. He is also a member of Elk Chapter, No. 197, Royal Arch Masons, of Nicholville; of the Order of the Eastern Star, St. Regis Falls; of St. Regis Lodge, No. 100, Odd Fellows, and the Encampment at St. Regis Falls. He is unmarried.

O'NEILL. (III) Fred, son of Thomas O'Neil (q.v.), was born in Brighton, Franklin County, New York, December 25, 1852. He attended the public schools of his native town and of Plattsburg, New York, and the Fort Edward Institute. He engaged in the lumber business on his own account in 1875 at Duane, New York, and continued for the next twelve years. For several years he was chairman of the Republican county committee. He was elected county treasurer in 1887, and was re-elected for a second term, serving until 1894. He was appointed postmaster by President McKinley, and had continued in that office to the present time. He married, in 1874, Ella S., born in Essex County, daughter of Orrin and Harriet (Knowlton) Grimes. Children: 1. William, born at St. Regis Falls, New York, march 17, 1875, now living at Great Barrington, Massachusetts; a farmer; married Ella J. Wright. 2. Frederick E., born at Duane, new York, February 14, 1884; graduate of Franklin Academy and Cornell University (1908), mechanical engineer for the Westinghouse electric Company. 3. Harold G., born at Duane, December 1, 1886; graduate of Brown University and Cornell; lawyer, practicing at Malone. 4. Herbert, born at Malone, July 22, 1893.

PARRISH. The Parrish family of Lewis County, in common with all others bearing the name in New York State, are of New England stock. The first of the name found in the colonial records is Thomas Parrish, who arrived at Boston from England in the ship "Increase", in 1635, aged twenty-two years, and settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Savage states that he was a physician, that he was admitted a freeman in 1637, and that he probably returned to England, leaving children on this side of the ocean.

(I) John Parrish, perhaps brothers of the preceding Thomas, although very much younger, appears first in the records of Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1674, and was subsequently one of the original proprietors of Mendon. For nearly twenty years from about 16775 he resided in Groton, Massachusetts, where in 1679 he was chosen a representative to the general court, and he performed garrison duty in King William's War (1691-92). From Groton he went to Chebaco parish, Ipswich, Massachusetts, and finally removed to Preston, Connecticut, where he died in 1715. With his second wife, Mary, he was admitted to the church in Preston, November 15, 1704. 

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He married, (first) , in Braintree, June 30, 1664, Hannah, daughter of Thomas Jewell, of that town; (second) in Groton, December 28, 1685, Mary, daughter of John Warrell, of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He was the father of fourteen children, four of whom were of his first union. His four youngest children were born in Connecticut, and all settled in that state. The New York family mentioned below are his descendants. Children of John Parrish: 1. Hannah, born July 3, 1665. 2. Samuel. 3. Benjamin. 4. John. 5. Lydia, born April 20, 1687. 7. Elizabeth, March 19, 1691. 8. Sarah, June 16, 1692. 9. William, February 11, 1694. 10. Isaac, March 17, 1697. 11. Rachel, February 14, 1699. 11. Mary, October 8, 1704. 12. Abigail, March 25, 1708. 13. Dorothy, June 7, 1710. 14. Ephraim, born prior to 1715. At least two of this name indirect line from John of Groton served in Connecticut regiments during the Revolutionary War, and two others served in New York regiments, as will b e seen later.

(II) John (2), youngest child of John (1) and Hannah (Jewell) Parrish, was probably born in Mendon, Massachusetts, just prior to King Philip's War (167576). He accompanied the family to Connecticut, and in 1717 purchased land in Branford, where he resided for the rest of his life. He spelled his name with two r's, and his descendants still retain that form of spelling. The Christian name of his wife was Hannah, but her maiden surname is unknown. He died in April, 1748; his will, dated April 5, was proved April 14 that year. In it he mentioned wife Hannah and son Josiah, two younger sons, Gideon and Joel, and three daughter, Hannah, Lucia and Abigail. Lucia (or Lucy) married Timothy Plant, son of John and Hannah (Whedon) Plant (see forward). His estate was valued at four hundred and seventy pounds, ten shillings, and eight pence.

(III) Captain Josiah, eldest son of John (2) and Hannah Parrish, was born in Connecticut, probably Branford. According to information communicated to the writer by one of his descendants, this Josiah Parrish was a shipmaster during the first of the eighteenth century, but abandoned the sea and engaged in farming in Connecticut. Some years prior to the Revolutionary War he purchased a large tract of land in Hebron, Washington County, New York, whither he removed his family, an he spent the remainder of his life in that town. He served in the Revolutionary War, and according to the New York Revolutionary rolls was a private in Captain Hamilton's Company, Colonel Webster's Regiment. These rolls also state that Josiah Parrish was a fifer in the same company and regiment. These two entries may refer to the same person, but as Josiah, the Hebron settler, had a son Josiah, it is quite probable that one of them refers to Josiah, Jr. Captain Josiah Parrish married, in Branford, Connecticut, September 21, 1748, Elizabeth, born in Branford, August 1, 1720, daughter of John and Hannah (Whedon) Plant, previously referred to, and granddaughter of John Plant, a soldier in King Philip's War, who settled in Branford shortly after the close of Indian hostilities. Children of Josiah and Elizabeth (Plant) Parrish: 1. Josiah, born April 6, 1749, married Thankful, perhaps the widow of Samuel Plant. 2. Elizabeth, born August 3, 1751. 3. Sibil, March 28, 1753. 4. July 11, 1756. 5. Mary, June 7, 1759. 6. John, further mentioned, all were born in Branford.

(IV) John (3), youngest child of Captain Josiah and Elizabeth (Plant) Parrish, was born in Branford, May 16, 1762, he accompanied his parents to Hebron, New York; was consequently a pioneer settler in that town, and, acquiring possession of a portion of the large tract of land purchased by his father, he became a prosperous farmer. Although a minor during the Revolutionary War, his patriotism caused him to enroll himself in the continental Army, and in the New York Rolls, he is credited with the following service: Private in Colonel Webster's Regiment (company not stated); also private in Witbeck's Company of Colonel Van Bergen's Regiment. John Parrish married Sarah Osborne, of Hebron, and reared a large family.

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(V) Daniel, son of John (3) and Sarah (Osborne) Parrish, was born at Hebron, in 1804. The active years of his life were devoted to agriculture in his native town, and he was an industrious and highly esteemed citizen. He married Louisa Collins; of their children, two sons died in infancy; those who lived to maturity were: 1. Esther C. 2. Daniel Duane, died at the age of seventeen years. 3. Juliet. 4. Newton H.

(VI) Newton H., youngest child of Daniel and Louisa (Collins) Parrish, was born in Hebron, September 6, 1845. He was educated in the public schools, and from early manhood to the present time has been actively engaged in general farming in his native town, attaining [pronounced success in that honorable calling. His fraternal affiliations are with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and he is a member of this Church of Christ (Disciples). In April, 1866, he married Maria Woodward, born in South Granville, new York, August 10, 1845, daughter of John and Ann (McCarter) Woodward, the former of whom served in the second war with great Britain (1812-15). Children: 1. Daniel Duane, M. D., (q.v.). 2. John Leroy. 3. Walter White. 4. Mary Louise, deceased. 5. Anna Violet. 6. Don Stanley.

(VII) Daniel Duane Parrish, eldest child of Newton H. and Maria (Woodward) Parrish, was born in Hebron, Washington County, New York, January 3, 1869. He acquired his early education at the Washington Academy, Salem, New York, and at the Rochester (N. Y.) Business College, graduating from the latter in 1891. He subsequently took up the study of medicine with Dr. J. H. Maguire, of Salem, and was graduated from the Albany (N. Y.) Medical School, May 1, 1901. Having received his license to practice in October of that Year, he first located in New Baltimore, Greene County, New York, and in 1904 returned to Salem, where he practiced some two years. In august, 1906, he removed to Lyons Falls, and having firmly established himself in that village, is now conducting a large and lucrative general practice. Dr. Parrish is one of the most able, progressive and enthusiastic medical practitioners in northern New York, and both professionally and otherwise he enjoys the confidence and good will of his fellow-townsmen. In politics he acts with the Republican Party, and at the present time is serving as health officer of the village. He is a master Mason, affiliating with Turin Lodge, No. 184, and is a member of the Forest Presbyterian Church.

May 7, 1898, Dr. Parrish married, in Greenwich, New York, Miss Emma C. Robinson, born in that town May 7, 1870, daughter of Benjamin and Orinda (Dayton) Robinson, the former of whom was a prosperous farmer. Mrs. Parrish is the youngest of five children, the others being: 1. William. 2. Jennie. 3. Florence. 4. Mattie L. Dr. and Mrs. Parrish have one son: Duane R., born May 22, 1906.

 

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