Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
Pages 94-102

William Richard Cutter, A. M.
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SMITH. It is a notable fact that one of the first Englishmen of distinction to sow the seeds of civilization on this side of the ocean bore the name of Smith, and although not one of the innumerable distinct Smith families in America can claim the redoubtable Captain John Smith as its progenitor, the remote ancestors of some of them must have been

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identical with those of the stalwart hero, whose commanding figure and chivalrous bearing captivated the heart of the Indian princess. The immediate ancestors of J. Ovette Smith, of Plattsburgh, were natives of Vermont, and possessed the faculty common to the great majority of New Englanders of making their way in the world solely through their ability and perseverance.

(I) Isaac Smith resided in Sheldon, Vermont and was a prosperous farmer. He married Mary -----------, and reared a family of one son and seven daughters: 1. Mary (Mrs. Shattuck). 2. Olive (Mrs. Chadwick). 3. Lydia (Mrs. Willard). 4. Sabra C. (Mrs. Walker) 5. Anne (Mrs. Manning). 6. Sarah (Mrs. Leach). 7. Elihu Johnson. 8. Lucy, did unmarried.

(II) Elihu Johnson, son of Isaac and Mary Smith, was born in Sheldon about the year 1801. He was reared and educated in his native town, and in early life engaged in mercantile pursuits, becoming a successful merchant in Clarenceville, Canada. In 1850 he removed to Charleston, South Carolina, where he established himself in the wholesale grocery business, and he died in that city September 16, 1858. He married Laura Hubbell, born in Sheldon, died in Clarenceville, in 1854. Of their eleven children but four grew to maturity. 1. Laura, born in 1835, died at the age of thirty years. 2. William h., born in 1840, married Jennie Clark, died in 1882 at fort Reno, killed by the Indians whole prospecting; had one child, Laura. 3. Halmer Hubbell, born 1845, settled in one of the western states and married there; resides in Anaconda, Washington. 4. J. Ovette.

(III) J. Ovette, son of Elihu Johnson and Laura (Hubbell) Smith, was born in Clarenceville, January 2, 1850. His mother died when he was four years old, and this sad event was followed four years later by the death of his father, thus leaving him an orphan at the tender age of eight years. After the death of his mother he was taken charge of by his aunt, Mrs. Sarah Leach, of Enosburgh, Franklin County, Vermont, who cared for him until he was thirteen years old, at which time he went to reside wit his uncle, Jonathan Smith Hubbell, in Fort Edward, New York, and where he attended school for a period of three years. He then went to live with another aunt, Mrs. Sabra C. Walker, who gave him the opportunity of continuing his attendance at school for two years more, and when the Walkers removed to St. Albans, Vermont, he accompanied them thither, entering the employ of Mr. Walker as a clerk. He resided in St. Albans until the death of his employer, when he accompanied his widowed aunt to her old home in Sheldon, and obtaining a clerkship in that town he retained it for some time. In due time his ambition for advancement asserted itself and going to Schenectady, New York, in 1874, he engaged in the manufacture of brooms with gratifying success. Removing to Plattsburgh in 1880 he became associated with B. S. W. Clark in the manufacture of wood pulp under the firm name of Clark & Smith. This concern was succeeded by that of Martin & Smith, who developed the business into large proportions, and it was finally incorporated as the Saranac River Pulp and Paper Company, Charles E. Martin, president, and J. Ovette Smith, vice-president and general manager. This company produces refined mercantile pulp, which has attained a high reputation throughout the United States. Its mills are located at Cadyville, Clinton County, and its main office is in Plattsburgh. In 1900 Mr. Smith disposed of his interest in the concern. In 1895 he was president of the High Falls Pulp Company, which erected a large plant for manufacturing wood pulp; was associated with this concern as president until 1906, when he resigned. He is now living in retirement at Plattsburgh.

Mr. Smith married, June 25, 1872, in Sheldon, Vermont, Kate Horton, born in New York City, June 6, 1848, daughter of Warren Augustus and Sarah Catherine

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(McChesney) Cleveland. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have one son, Cleveland Wead, born in Schenectady, October 6, 1873; graduated from Rock Point Institute, Burlington, Vermont, in 1894; entered the University of Vermont but withdrew at the conclusion of his freshman year to engage in business with his father, and is now residing in Plattsburgh.

Mrs. Kate Horton (Cleveland) Smith's ancestors were among the early New England colonists and her line of descent is as follows:

(I) Moses (or Moyses) Cleveland, born in Ipswich, Suffolk County, England, about the year 1624; settled in Woburn; died in that town, January 9, 1701-02. He was the common ancestor of all the Clevelands of New England origin. He married, in Woburn, July 26, 1648, Ann Winn, born in Wales about the year 1626, died in Woburn prior to May 6, 1682. Their children were: 1. Moses. 2. Joanna. 3. Hannah. 4. Aaron. 5. Samuel. 6. Miriam. 7. Joanna, died at the age of six years. 8. Edward. 9. Josiah. 10. Isaac. 11. Joanna. 12. Enoch.

(II) Edward, seventh child and third son of Moses and Ann (Winn) Cleveland, was born in Woburn, May 20, 1664, died in Pomfret, Connecticut, in 1746. His first wife, whom he married in North Kingston, Rhode Island, about 1648, was Deliverance, born about 1665, died in Canterbury, Connecticut, June 7, 1717, daughter of Benjamin Palmer. At Canterbury, January 1, 1722, he married (second) Zeruiah Church. Children: 1. Deliverance. 2. Edward. 3. Palmer. 4. Abigail. 5. Isaac. 6. Samuel 7. Mary. 8. George. 9. Elizabeth.

(III) George, son of Edward and Deliverance (Palmer) Cleveland, was born in North Kingston, about 1706-07, died October 2, 1756, at Fort William Henry, New York, while serving as armorer in the French and Indian War. He married, in Walpole, Massachusetts, about 1730, Sarah, born in 1707, died in Walpole, May 2, 1793, daughter of John and Mary Hall. Children, all born in Walpole: 1. John. 2. Mercy. 3. Edward. 4. George. 5. Aquilla. 6. David. 7. Sarah. 8. Samuel.

(IV) David, fifth son, and sixth child of George and Sarah (Hall) Cleveland, was born in Walpole, May 1, 1744. He was a soldier in the French and Indian War; also soldier in the war for national independence and was stationed in Boston. For many year he resided in Dover, Massachusetts, and his death occurred in that town April 14, 1820. He married (first) in Dedham, Massachusetts, April 10, 1773, Rachel, born there April 19, 1750, died in Dover, March 12, 1799, daughter of Hezekiah and Jemima Allen, and the maiden name of her mother was probably Kingsbury. David Cleveland married (second) Mrs. Keziah (Mason) Allen, widow of his first wife's brother, and she died in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, about 1847, having married her third husband, General Crane. David Cleveland's children, all of his first marriage and born in Dover, were; 1. Ira, died young. 2. David. 3. Ira. 4. Cyrus. 5. George. 6. Gad. 7. Rachel. 8. Martha or Patty G. 9. Mary. 10. Hitty.

(V) Ira, third son of David and Rachel (Allen) Cleveland, was born in Dover, December 21, 1777. He resided on a farm in Milford, Massachusetts, and died there August 6, 1852. He married, in Dover, April 3, 1852, Mehitable, born in that town August 8, 1777, daughter of Captain Ebenezer and Hannah (Allen) Battelle. Children; 1. Ira, born February 1, 1802. 2. Mehitable Battelle, born March 6, 1804, died in 1889, unmarried; lived in Milford, 1848 to 1884. 3. Alinda, born in Milford, January 2, 1807, died November 10, 1831, unmarried. 4. Reuel Allen, born in Milford, Massachusetts, June 7, 1809, died January 25, 1885, unmarried. 5. Almira, born in Milford, April 2, 1812, died February 25, 1835. 6. Warren Augustus, mentioned below.

(VI) Warren Augustus, son of Ira and Mehitable (Battelle) Cleveland, was born in Milford, November 15, 1816. From 1833 to 1864 he resided in New York City, where

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he conducted a mercantile agency. About 1860 he engaged in manufacturing, and in 1863 acquired extensive cooper mining interest in Vermont, becoming vice-president, treasurer and superintendent of the Vermont Copper Mining Company. In 1864 he was appointed superintendent of both of these properties and removing to West Fairlee he managed them with marked ability until compelled to retire on account of ill health. He died in Sheldon, Vermont, June 7, 1872.

Mr. Cleveland married, in Malone, New York, Sarah Catherine McChesney, born in Potsdam, this state, may 19, 1821, daughter of Robert and Orpha (Horton) McChesney. Of this union there were two children; 1. Kate Horton, previously referred to as the wife of J. Ovette Smith. 2. Mary Battelle, born august 8, 1850, died October 8, of the same year.

HEYWORTH. George Heyworth was born in Lancashire, England in 1777, died April 25, 1838. He married, in England, Jane Hartley, also a native of Lancashire, who died October 21, 1836. He came to this country with his wife and settled in Peru, New York, in 1708. He erected a mill on the site of the present Mason saw mill and manufactured woolen goods there. He was a shrewd and successful business man. Their first child was born during the voyage to America, Richard, mentioned below. They had one other child, Sarah, born at Peru, August 1, 1800.

(II) Richard, son of George Heyworth, was born at sea, July 20, 1798, died at Peru, July 25, 1859. He was educated in the public schools of his native town and engaged in the lumber business, having a saw mill near his father's woolen mill, which he conducted several years. He bought wood lots and cut the timber, which he used in the manufacture of lumber and boards in his saw mill, and then sold the land for farming purposes. Before 1840 he bought twelve acres of land near his mills and built a house, which is occupied by his descendants at the present time. In this house all his children were born. He was a prominent citizen and for many years supervisor and enterprising in business, a useful and public-spirited citizen. In politics he was a Republican, in religion a Quaker. He married, August 13, 1840, in Peru, Sarah Maria, born September 29, 1817, at Easton, New York, died December 17, 1877, daughter of Calvin G. and Catharine (Hartman) Everest. Her father was born at Ticonderoga, New York, November 23, 1788, died April 4, 1854; married at Kingsbury, New York, June 26, 1808, Catherine Hartman, born August 15, 1790, at Hartford, New York. Children; 1. Jane., born July 27, 1841; married, September 10, 1872, Harlow Miner. 2. Adelaide Catherine, July 6, 1843; married, June 18, 1873, Dr. O. S. Chapman, they reside in Minnesota. 3. Jeannette Everest, August 22, 1846; married, June 15, 1870, Albert W. Lincoln. 4. George Richard, mentioned below. 5. Hiram Everest, mentioned below.

(III) George Richard, son of Richard Heyworth, was born in Peru, May 20, 1848. He attended the district schools and Kimball Union Academy at Meriden, New Hampshire. he engaged in the manufacture of potato starch in the mill now occupied by mason and sons in Peru for about eight years. Then he established himself in business as a dealer in all kinds of carriages and vehicles, harness, etc., under the firm name of Heyworth, Smith & Company. Some years later he bought the interests of his partner and continued alone. He also engaged in the flour and grain business. He has been in active business since 1887, and has prospered greatly. He takes tank among the leading merchants of this section. He also conducts a farm of two hundred acres west of the village and has an apple

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orchard of four acres. He is a Republican in politics and keenly interested in public affairs. He has been justice of the peace for the past twenty-six years and is an efficient member of the town board. He is a member of Plattsburgh Lodge of Free Masons. He married (first), February 16, 1870, Martha Jane Day, who died April 6, 1884, daughter of Nelson and Jane (Howe) Day. He married (second), November 21, 1888, Ada C. Clark, daughter of Silas and Mary (Hoag) Clark, of Peru. He has no children.

(III) Hiram Everest, son of Richard Heyworth, was born in Peru, June 18, 1851. He received his education in the public schools at Montpelier, Vermont, and Claverack Academy, Columbia County, New York. He succeeded tot he saw mill and grist mill of his father and conducted them for a number of years. Then he sold them and engaged in farming and the raising of fruit, adding to the acreage of the old homestead on which he has always lived, and buying another farm south of the village of Peru. He has what is undoubtedly the finest apple orchard of this section on the old homestead, comprising thirty-six acres of land and twelve hundred apple trees. He has been very successful wit this specialty and is one of the most prosperous fruit growers in this part of the country. In politics he is a Republican and for some years has been a member of the town committee. He married, April 25, 1877, Mary L., born at Peru, October 3, 1858, daughter of Jehiel B. and Abigail (Arnold) White. Her father was born October 30, 1826, died September 13, 1908; married Abigail Arnold, born at Schuyler falls, New York, May 8, 1838, died October 17, 1899, daughter of Stuckley and Lavina (Lobdell) Arnold (see White IV). Children: 1. Abigail white, born January 8, 1878; married May 21, 1903, George C. Backus, of Boston; children i. Hiram Heyworth Backus, born June 29, 1904; ii. George Arnold Backus, born March 21, 1909, died in infancy. 2. Sarah G., born March 15, 1886; married, October 12, 1907, Charles H. Barber, of Plattsburgh, New York; child, Charles Heyworth Barber, born March 23, 1909, in Plattsburgh.

(The Chandler Line).

The Chandler coat-of-arms. The crest borne on the closed helmet above the capital coat of capital arms is that of the pelican in her nest wounding her breast to feed her young with her own blood--an emblem of parental affection expressive of the family motto, Ad Mortem Fidelis. The mantel--cut and jagged--hanging from the capital helmet, indicates the faithful service of the wearer; the gauntlet his prowess. The arms: He beareth checkie argent and azure on a bend of the first; sable three lions passant gules. By the name of Chandler.

(I) William Chandler, immigrant ancestor, was among the first families to settle in Roxbury, Massachusetts, coming there in 1637 from England with his wife Annis and four children. They were admitted to the church at the same time. The Eliot Church records say, "William Chandler, a Christian, godly brother, died of consumption, month 11, day 26, 1641, and was buried 19 (11) 1641 in Roxbury." After the death of her husband, Annis, or Ann chandler married July 2, 1643, John Bane. Children: 1. Hannah. 2. Thomas. 3. William, mentioned below. 4. John. 5. Sarah.

(II) William (2), son of William (1) Chandler, was born in England, died in Andover, Massachusetts 1698, aged sixty-five years. He was admitted a freeman in 1669, and although he mentions himself as a brickmaker, he was the keeper of an inn or ordinary, the sign of which was a horseshoe, on the road from Ipswich to Billerica. He was licensed as an innkeeper June 17, 1692. He married (first) Mary Dane, of Andover, born in Ipswich, 1638, died May 10, 1679, daughter of Dr. John Dane, author of "A Declaration of Remarkable Providences in the Course of My Life,"

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which gained him considerable prominence. Five months after the death of his first wife, William Chandler married, October 8, 1679, Bridget Henchman, who died March 6, 1731, daughter of Major Thomas Henchman, of Concord and Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Children of first wife: 1. Mary. 2. William, mentioned below. 3. Sarah. 4. Thomas, died young. 5. John. 6. Philemon. 7. Hannah. 8. Thomas. 9. Joseph, died young. Children of second wife: 10. Phebe. 11. Joseph. 12. Rhoda.

(III) Sergeant William (3), son of William (2) chandler was born January 31, 1661, and died October 27, 1727. He is buried in the old graveyard in Andover, and stone marks his grave. He married Sarah Buckminster, who died October 9, 1735, aged seventy-four. She was a member of the Church in South Andover. Children: 1. Josiah, mentioned below. 2. Philemon. 3. Sarah. 4. Zachariah.

(IV) Josiah, son of Sergeant William (3) chandler, was born December 28, 1683, died in Andover, August 12, 1752. He was field driver in Andover in 1716, and in 1717 and 1720 was chosen "to prosecute the law about swine." In his will he provides for "a liberal education at Cambridge" for his son Samuel. He married, February 27, 1707, Sarah Ingalls, of Andover, who died February 13, 1754, aged sixty-nine. They were members of the South Andover Church. Children: 1. Benjamin. 2. Josiah. 3. Samuel. 4. Sarah. 5. Abijah. 6. Jonathan. 7. David, mentioned below. 8. Daniel. 9. Sarah.

(V) Captain David, son of Josiah Chandler, was born December 15, 1724, and died February 11, 1776, in camp at Cambridge, of small pox. He was corporal of the second company at Andover, April 23, 1757, under Captain Jonathan Abbott. In 1762 he was ensign in Captain Benjamin Ames's company of militia, and at the battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, he was lieutenant in the same company of fifty-nine men, of which Isaac Abbott was the ensign. An account of his sickness and death appears in the diary of David How, published by Henry B. Dawson. Captain chandler resided in Andover on the farm occupied in 1630 by Moses Abbott. He was a member of the church at South Andover. He married august 30, 1750, Mary Ballard. She married (second) November 10, 1779, David Parker, of Reading. Children: 1. David, died young. 2. David, mentioned below. 3. Daniel. 4. Hannah. 5. Samuel. 6. Sarah. 7. Josiah. 8. Ballard. 9. John. 10. Mary.

(VI) David (2), son of Captain David (1) chandler, was born July 9, 1754. He married Hannah Peabody, born April 2, 1754, daughter of Captain William and Rebecca (Smith) Peabody (see Peabody IV). Children: 1. David. 2. John. 3. Nancy. 4. Samuel. 5. Sally, married Jacob White and had a son, Jehiel B. White. Jehiel B. white had a daughter, Mary L. White, who married Hiram E. Heyworth (See Heyworth III).

(The Peabody Line).

The Peabody family is said to have originated in England about the year 61, at the time that Nero ruled Britain as well as the remainder of the Roman Empire. The ancient Britons, who were tribes of the more ancient Cambri, were vassals of Nero Parsutagus, in the right of Queen Boadicea, his wife, who was the reigning king of Icena, Britain. When he died, although he gave half his vast estate to the emperor, the rapacity of the tyrant was not satisfied and he seized the whole. When the queen interfered with his officers in their confiscation he ordered her publicly whipped. A rebellion followed. Boadie, a patriach of one of the tribes, fought for the queen and killed a Roman officer, Galbuta, whose armor he took as a trophy. The Britons were finally subdued, and Boadie retired to the hills. Hence the name Pea or Pay, meaning Hill--Peabodie, Payboadie. The name was variously spelled, but mean "man of the hills". The Peabody arms contains the insignia from the arms of Galbuta, two suns. The arms: Party per fess nebule gules azure two suns proper with a garb. Crest:

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scroll and motto: Muris Aerus Conscientia Sana. The arms are very ancient.

(I) John Peabody, immigrant ancestor of all the American branches of the family, came to America about 1635, probably with his son William, as their names are mentioned together in the list of original proprietor of the town of Plymouth. He owned ten acres at Bluefish in the Plymouth colony in 1637. He was admitted a freeman January 2, 1637-38, and with his son William was one of the original proprietors of Bridgewater in 1645. He lived in Duxbury. His will is dated July 16, 1649, probed April 27, 1667, showing that eh died between those dates. He died aged sixty-seven years, at Bridgewater. He married Isabel -----------, who survived him. Children; 1. Thomas. 2. Francis, mentioned below. 3. William, born 1619-20. 4. Annis, married John Rouse.

(II) Francis, son of John Peabody, was born at St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, in 1614. He came to New England in the ship "Planter," sailing April 2, 1635, and settled first in Ipswich, where he was a proprietor in 1636. In 1638 he was one of the original settlers of Hampton, New Hampshire, with Rev. Stephen Bachilor, and twelve others, and they resided there several years. He was on the grand jury and trial jury there. He was admitted a freeman May 18, 1642, and sold his estate there May 18, 1659, removing to Topsfield, Massachusetts, in order to be nearer Boston. He became a very prominent man there and owned large tracts of land in Topsfield, Boxford and Rowley. He died February 19, 1697-98. He married Mary Foster, who died April 9, 1705, daughter of Reginald Foster, of the family named in Scott's "Marmion," and "Lay of the Last Minstrel." Children: 1. John, born 1642. 2. Joseph, 1644. 3. William, 1647, mentioned below. 4. Isaac, 1648. 5. Sarah, 1659. 6. Hepsibah, 1652. 7. Lydia, 1654. 8. Mary, 1656. 9. Ruth, May 22, 1658. 10. Damaris, January 21, 1660. 11. Samuel, January 4, 1662. 12. Jacob, July 28, 1664. 13. Hannah. May 28, 1668. 14. Nathaniel, July 29, 1669

(III) William, son of Francis Peabody, was born in 1647 and resided at Boxford, Massachusetts. He married, August 14, 1684, Hannah Hale, of Newbury, who died February 23, 1733. He died in March, 1699. He was in the fight at Narragansett, in December,. 1675. Children: 1. Stephen, born August 5, 1685, mentioned below. 2. Mary, April 11, 1687. 3. Ephraim, April 23, 1689. 4. Richard, February 7, 1691. 5. Hannah, August, 1693. 6. John, August 1, 1695. 7. Abiel, 1697. 8. Oliver, May 7, 1698.

(IV) Captain Stephen, son of William Peabody, was born August 5, 1685, in Boxford, died there January 7, 1759. He was one of the original proprietors of Southagan West, now Milford, New Hampshire. He married Hannah Swan, who died April 17, 1764, aged seventy-five. Children, born at Boxford: 1. Hannah, February 1, 1709. 2. Richard, May 29, 1711. 3. Mary, December 29, 1713. 4. William, June 29, 1715, mentioned below. 5. Hepsibah, February 14, 1718. 6. Priscilla, November 22, 1719. 7. Francis, February 12, 1721. 8. Stephen, October 1, 1724. 9. Richard, April 13, 1731.

(V) Captain William (2), son of Captain Stephen Peabody, was born in Boxford, June 29, 1715, and settled in Milford, New Hampshire. He died there May 31, 1791. He married, March 25, 1740, Rebecca Smith, who died May 11, 1790, aged seventy-two. Children, born in Milford: 1. Stephen, September 3, 1742. 2. Sarah, March 21, 1744. 3. William, February 3, 1746. 4. Priscilla, November 19, 1750. 5. Rebecca, January 2, 1752. 6. Hannah, April 2, 154; married David Chandler (see Chandler VI). 7. Susanna, November 4, 1755.

(The White Line).

Andrew White was one of the early settlers of Danby, Vermont, coming thither

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from Nine Partners and settling at the borough where the Widow Bradley lately lived. Late in life he removed to Peru, New York. He married Amy Palmer, Children: 1. Edward, mentioned below. 2. Peter. 3. William. 4. Nehemiah. 5. Reuben, (born about 1752, died at Collins, New York, aged Seventy-two; married Deborah Wilbur, of Danby). 6. Oliver. 7. Palmer. 8. Benjamin. 9. Elizabeth. 10. Rachel. 11. Catherine. 12. Mary.

(II) Edward, son of Andrew White, was born 1740-50, at Nine Partners, perhaps; married Annie --------; a minister of the Society of Friends. They settled in Peru New York.

(III) Jacob, son of Edward White, was born at Danby, February 18, 1788, died at Peru, August 22, 1844. He married Sallie Chandler, born at Keene, New Hampshire, 1791, died November 24, 1869, at Chatueaugay, New York, (Se Chandler VI).

(IV) Jehiel B., son of Jacob White, was born at Peru, October 30, 1862, died September 13, 1908; married, Abigail Arnold, born at Schuyler Falls, New York, May 8, 1838, died October 17, 1899, daughter of Stuckey and Lavina (Lobdell) Arnold. Their daughter, Mary L. White, married, April 25, 1877, Hiram Everest Heyworth (see Heyworth III).

McCULLOUGH. The surname McCullough is variously spelled McCullagh, Macullar, McCullock, etc. For introduction to the Scotch-Irish McCulloughs, see the McCullock family.

(I) Andrew McCullough was born in the province of Ulster, north of Ireland. He was educated and learned the trade of tailor in his native land. He came to America in 1825, when a young man, and made his home in Montreal, Canada, where he worked at his trade. Shortly after 1825 he came to Chazy, Clinton County, New York, and was for many years the only tailor in the county. Work came to him from all parts of the county. He was largely self-educated and was a student of the Bible and history. He was well read and well versed in many subjects. Though he never held public office he was active and influential in public affairs. In politics he was a Republican; in religion a Presbyterian. He married, in Ireland, Elizabeth Scott, who was born in Ireland of Scotch ancestry. She came with her husband in 1825 to this country and her eldest son John was born on the voyage. She died at Chazy at the age of seventy-two years. He died at Chazy. Children, all born in Chazy except the eldest: 1. John, born may 16, 1825, mentioned below. 2. Mary Ann, august 16, 1827; died unmarried. 3. Jane Louise, December 7, 1829; married Joel W. Graves. 4. James Harvey, August 14, 1832; died unmarried; enlisted in the Ninth New York Cavalry during the Civil War; was take prisoner at Trevillian Station, Virginia, and confined first at Andersonville, then in a relief prison in South Carolina; after he was exchanged he was brought to Annapolis, Maryland, where he died a few days afterward of disease contracted in prison. 5. Robert S., May 11, 1834; married Hortense Clark; child, Harvey C., born in 1875, married Rila M. McDowell, of Champion, New York, and had Ruth W., married (second) Meletiah Hamilton, by whom he had no children. 6. Mary Ann Eliza, May 3, 1838; died unmarried.

(II) John, son of Andrew McCullough, was born on the voyage from Ireland to America, May 16, 1825, died in 1897. He grew to manhood in Chazy, New York, and was educated there in the public schools. He was a hotel proprietor in Chazy all his active life. He married Sarah A. Wilson, born at Chazy in 1828, died there in 1904. Children, born at Chazy: 1. Thomas E, born October 22, 1859, mentioned below. 2. Harvey A., April 3, 1861. 3. Kate J., June 8, 1877.

(III) Thomas E., son of John McCullough, was born October 22, 1859, at Chazy. He received his education there in the pub-

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lic schools. At the age of sixteen he began to learn his trade in the employ of the well-known building firm of Norcross Brothers, of Worcester, Massachusetts. He worked in Boston and vicinity for four years for this concern. In 1881 he returned to Chazy and embarked in business as a carpenter and builder on his own account and continued until 1903. From 1903 to 1908 he was superintendent of the department of building and construction at Miner's farm. Since then he has been in the lumber business and has resumed business as a contractor and builder in Chazy. He has built many residences and other buildings in this county. He is also a member of the hardware firm of Marshall Wood & Riley Company, Plattsburgh, New York. His reputation as a contractor and business man if second to none. He has been successful entirely through his own efforts and energy. He commands the esteem and confidence of the entire community and is counted among the most substantial citizens. In politics he is a Republican. In 1908 he served on the Republican town committee and in 1909 was elected to the office of supervisor of the town of Chazy. He is a member of Northern Light Lodge, No. 505, Free mason of West Chazy, of which he is senior deacon; a member of Rouse's Point Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; also of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, No. 621, Plattsburgh. He married, June 11, 1885, Flora I., born at Chazy, June 25, 1864, daughter of James and Susan (Hill) Wilson. They have one son, Richard J., born October 13, 1887, at Chazy.

 

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