Maple Syrup time in Bradford County
Photo March 2000 by Joyce M. Tice
(Baker to Goodrich)
George Baker b. 1771-75 and wife Catherine b. c. 1787 Pennsylvania are related to have settled in Wells in 1814 and later to Columbia where they are related to have died. However, George does not appear in any of the early assessment lists of Wells. Enumerated in Columbia Township in 1820 with one male under age ten (b. 1811-20), two m ales of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1805-10), one male over age forty five (b. before 1775), two females under age ten (b. 1811-20), two females of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1805-10), one female of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1795-1804), and one female of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1776-94). Enumerated in Columbia in 1830 with one male of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1801-10), one male of age fifty and under age sixty (b. 1771-80), one female of age five and under age ten (b. 1826-30), four females of age ten and under age fifteen (b. 1816-20), one female of age fifteen and under age twenty (b. 1811-15), and two females of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1801-10). Their residence was in northern Columbia. Catherine is perhaps the Catherine Baker who became a member of the Presbyterian Church at Aspinwall (now Coryland), 1832. George was perhaps deceased before 1840 as Catherine is perhaps the female of age fifty and under age sixty enumerated in the household of son Gibbons in Columbia Township. Place of burial for George unknown but perhaps at Coryland or on the property where they settled. Catherine and sons Joseph and William were enumerated in Columbia in 1850. Catherine was enumerated in the household of son Gibbons and family in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1860.
1. Parmina Baker.
2. Harlin Baker b. 1805 Pennsylvania.
3. Joseph Baker b. c. 1807 Pennsylvania, resided Columbia Township, single.
4. Ruth Baker
5. Sally Baker.
6. Azuba Baker.
7. Amanda Baker.
8. William Baker b. c. 1826 Columbia.
9. Gibbons Baker b. 1813/15.
10. Rebecca Baker b. 7 Feb 1819 m. William H. Soper.
11. George Baker b. 1826 m. Mary Augusta Bailey.
2. Harlin Baker b. 1805 m. Sarah Ann Longwell b. 7 Mar 1808 and settled in Wells perhaps about 1833 when he acquired the property of John Longwell. About 1835 they removed to Rutland Township, Tioga County and were enumerated there in 1840. In 1871 they removed to Troy where Harlin d. 7 May 1886 80y 9m 17d (ts) and Sarah d. 7 July 1892 (ts) Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.
John Baker b. 1832.
Emmett Baker b. 19 Aug 1834 d. 16 Mar 1902 Troy, Pennsylvania (Troy Register, Thursday, March 20, 1902). Only child d. 1883 in early manhood.
George Baker b. 1836.
Sarah Baker b. 1840.
William Floyd Baker b. 9 Mar 1842 Rutland m. 3 Sept 1871 Carrie Prutsman daughter of Jefferson Prutsman and Eliza Brewer.
Wilmot Baker b. 1846.
Jane Baker b. 1847.
4. Ruth Baker perhaps m. Thomas J. Soper. Thomas J. Soper resided in Rutland Township, Tioga County and had a wife Ruth b. c. 1811 and she was living in the 1870 census enumeration.
9. Gibbons Baker b. 1813/15 m. Mary Harris, known as Polly, b. 23 Oct 1821 Brattleboro, Vermont daughter of Alexander Harris and Saloma Daggett. Enumerated 1840 census of Columbia Township and 1850 and 1860 census of Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania and in 1870 and 1880 in Jackson Township, Tioga County. Both d. 1895 (ts's) Jackson Center Cemetery, Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Polly Baker wife of Gibeon Baker d. at her home near Trowbridge June 23, 1895. Born Brattleboro, Vermont 23 Oct 1823 nearly 72 years of age. Mother of four children, three living. Came to this county when eight years old (obituary).
Gibeon Baker d. at home near Trowbridge age 82. His wife d. in June last. Leaves three children, two sons and one daughter.
Esther Baker b. Nov 1847 d. 27 Nov 1852 5y 6d (ts) Harris Family
Reuben G. Baker b. Mar 1849 d. 26 Nov 1852 3y 8m 14d (ts) Harris Family Cemetery.
Lafayette Baker b. Oct 1850 d. 11 Dec 1852 2y 1m 27d (ts) Harris Family Cemetery.
Clinton Baker b. 1852.
Ophelia Baker b. 1854.
Harlan Baker b. 1858.
Mahlon Baker b. 1861.
Joseph Batterson bpt 15 May 1757 Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut entered the service during the American Revolution at Fairfield, Connecticut on 7 Apr 1777 and served until 7 June 1783, m. 25 Mar 1781 Rebecca Dodd b. 11 May 1762 Westport. They accompanied Nathaniel Morgan and Sarah Chapman, David Watkins and Mary Seeley, Oliver Canfield (Revolutionary Soldier) and Sarah Bradley, Jeremiah Chapman, Aaron Bennett (Revolutionary Soldier) and wife, and Samuel Lamphere (Revolutionary Soldier) and wife Mary to Columbia Township, Bradford County in 1800. Enumerated in Ulster Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania in 1800 (that portion that became Columbia Township, Bradford County) with two males under age ten (b. 1791-1800), one male of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1785-1790), one male of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1775-1784), one male of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1756-74), one female of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1785-90), and one female over age forty five (b. before 1755). They removed soon after to Ridgebury Township. Enumerated in Smithfield Township, Lycoming County (that portion that became Bradford County) in 1810 with one male under age ten (b. 1801-1810), two males of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1795-1800), three males of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1785-1794), four males of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1776-1784), one male over age forty five (b. before 1765), one female of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1785-1794), and one female over age forty five (b. before 1765). Joseph appears on the first assessment of 1812-13 of Athens Township (included portion of Ridgebury). Joseph applied for a pension, 11 Sept 1820, while a resident of Ridgebury, farmer, wife aged 57 years of age, son “weak-minded” age 21, and a daughter “weak-minded” age 18. Enumerated in Unadilla, Otsego County, New York in 1820 with one male under age ten (b. 1811-1820), one male of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1776-1794), one male over age forty five (b. before 1775), one female of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1795-1804), one female of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1776-1794), and one female over age forty five (b. before 1775). Enumerated in Unadilla in 1830 with one male of age fifteen and under age twenty (b. 1811-1815), two males of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1791-1800), one male of age seventy and under age eighty (b. 1751-1760), two females under age five (b. 1826-30), two females of age five and under age ten (b. 1821-1825), two females of age ten and under age fifteen (b. 1816-1820), one female of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1801-1810), one female of age fifty and under age sixty (b. 1771-1780), and one female of age sixty and under age seventy (b. 1761-1770). Joseph d. 30 Apr 1838 or 1841 85y (ts) Otsego County, New York buried Unadilla Cemetery.
1. Caleb Batterson b. 1781 New Jersey (death record).
2. Rachel Batterson b. 18 May 1783 Westport.
3. Seymour Batterson b. 25 Sept 1785 Westport.
4. Jacob Oysterbank Batterson b. 10 Mar 1788 Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey m. Maria Mead.
5. Jeptha Batterson b. c. 1790 New Jersey (death record).
6. Lewis Batterson b. c. 1791 Rahway, New Jersey m. Ann Squires.
7. Anna Batterson b. 15 Sept 1793 Philipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey m. Nathaniel Newton.
8. Henry Batterson b. c. 1799.
9. Maria Batterson b. c. 1802.
1. Caleb Batterson b. 1781 was enumerated with a family in Unadilla, Otsego County, New York in 1820. Caleb m. Hannah Wheeler (2)Elizabeth Covey, known as Betsey, b. 19 Oct 1791. Enumerated in Nottawa Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan in 1850. Betsey d. in the 1850’s. Caleb m. (3)Barbara Clark. Caleb d. 10 May 1867 85y in Florence Township (death record).
Children of Caleb and Hannah:
son b. 1795-1804.
Charity Batterson b. 1795-1804 m. 25 Oct 1825 in Unadilla, New York, Joseph Benedict and she d. 11 Feb 1829 Unadilla.
Ezekiel Wheeler Batterson b. 9 Mar 1810.
daughter b. c. 1812 (b. 1811-20; 1820 census)
Caleb Batterson b. 1814.
Children of Caleb and Elizabeth:
Henry Batterson b. c. 1816 (not enumerated in 1820).
daughter b. c. 1818 (1820 census and 1830 census).
Kingsbury Covey Batterson b. c. 1820.
Barnett Batterson b. 10 July 1823.
Rebecca Batterson b. 27 Oct 1824.
son b. c. 1826.
Elizabeth B. Batterson b. 28 Dec 1828.
Heman Batterson b. 7 Jan 1830.
Anna W. Batterson b. c. 1831.
Sarah Batterson b. c. 1833.
Zebulon Batterson b. c. 1837.
2. Rachel Batterson b. 18 May 1783 m. Eli Barber. Resided Unadilla, Otsego County, New York. Rachel d. 19 Nov 1827 and Eli d. 3 Oct 1843 buried Unadilla Cemetery.
daughter b. 1801-10.
Harvey Barber b. c. 1808.
Charles T. Barber b. Aug 1811.
daughter b. 1816-20.
Joseph Barber b. c. 1819.
3. Seymour Batterson b. 25 Sept 1785 was enumerated as Cemore Batterson in Smithfield Township, Lycoming County (that portion that became Bradford County), Pennsylvania in 1810 with a male (presumed son) under age ten and several others in the household. Seymour voted in the first election of the newly created Bradford County on 13 Oct 1812. Seymour appears on the 1812 assessment list of Springfield Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He appears on the assessment lists of 1813 and 1814 with 50 acres, but not thereafter.
5. Jeptha Batterson b. c. 1790 m. Mary Newton. Jeptha appears on the first assessment of Athens Township (included a portion of Ridgebury) in 1812-13. Enumerated in Ridgebury Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1820. Jeptha d. 5 Apr 1880 89y (Elmira, New York city death record) buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.
daughter b. c. 1817.
Phebe Batterson b. c. 1819.
Huldah Batterson b. c. 1821.
Electa Batterson b. c. 1823.
Harriet Batterson b. c. 1825.
Eleanor Batterson b. 9 Aug 1826 d. 28 June 1843 16y 10m 19d (ts) Dutchtown Cemetery, Town of Chemung.
Clarissa Batterson b. c. 1828.
Sarah Batterson b. c. 1830.
Joseph Beaman, Jr., b. 27 Jan 1785 son of Joseph Beaman, a Revolutionary Soldier, and Sarah Davis, m. Lucy Cady b. 24 July 1778. They are related to have removed from Bennington, Vermont in company with Joseph's sister, Lucinda Beaman and her husband David Haswell in 1808, both families settling in northwestern Columbia Township. History of Bradford County by Bradsby relates their arrival was 1806, however Lucinda and David were not married until December 1807. Joseph was not enumerated in the 1810 census of Smithfield Township, Lycoming County (Columbia Township included in that census before Columbia Township and Bradford County were formed), Pennsylvania. Joseph voted in the first election in the newly created Bradford County on 13 Oct 1822. Joseph was a Baptist minister and was instrumental in forming a Baptist Society, which later built a church at Baptist Hill in northern Columbia. Joseph is also related to have been interested in the education of the children in the Aspinwall neighborhood and established a school in a vacant house on his farm. Later, he is related to have established a school that stood on the northwest corner of Beaman Corners, which also served as a place of worship. Lucy d. 5 May 1833 (ts) buried Beaman Family Cemetery on Beaman farm. Joseph m. 12 June 1833 (Bradford County marriage by Justice Harry Morgan and Rev. John Sawyer) (2)Almira Burrell b. 12 Sept 1813 daughter of Silas and Lucy Burrell of Tioga County. Joseph d. 12 Aug 1872 and Almira d. 22 Mar 1906 buried Beaman Family Cemetery with five of their children.
1. Mary Beaman b. 1834 m. D. B. Knapp.
2. Martha M. Beaman b. 1835 m. Luther E. Haven and she d. 1884 (ts) buried Baptist Hill.
3. Joseph L. Beaman b. 14 Apr 1837 d. 6 Sept 1862 (ts).
4. Sarah Beaman b. 1839 m. Austin Edsall.
5. David G. Beaman b. 17 Oct 1841 d. 18 Apr 1843 (ts).
6. Ruth L. Beaman b. 27 Feb 1843 d. 18 Nov 1862 (ts).
7. William Beaman b. 11 Oct 1844 d. 10 Nov 1862 (ts).
8. Lydia E. Beaman b. 3 June 1846 d. 11 Nov 1862 (ts).
9. John W. Beaman b. 3 Nov 1848 m. 25 July 1872 (Northern Tier Gazette, Troy, Pennsylvania, August 1, 1872) in Wells, Effie D. Wilson and she d. 24 June 1877 24y (ts). John m. (2)Fannie R. Wilson, sister of Effie. See History of Bradford County by Bradsby for further details on John and family.
10. Lucy C. Beaman b. Sept 1851 m. 13 Dec 1870 (Bradford Argus, Towanda, Pennsylvania, December 22, 1870) Charles E. Colony. Resided Elmira, New York. Two children.
Aaron Bennett b. 11 Mar 1755 Fairfield County, Connecticut served in the American Revolution. Enumerated in Weston, Fairfield County, Connecticut in 1790 with a wife. They removed with Joseph Batterson and Rebecca Dodd, Nathaniel Morgan and Sarah Chapman, David Watkins and Mary Seeley, Oliver Canfield (Revolutionary Soldier) and Sarah Bradley, Jeremiah Chapman, and Samuel Lamphere (Revolutionary Soldier) and wife Mary to Columbia Township, Bradford County in 1800. Enumerated in Ulster Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania (that portion that became Columbia Township, Bradford County in 1800) with a wife. No children enumerated with them in 1790 and 1800. Enumerated in Smithfield Township, Lycoming County (that portion that became Columbia Township, Bradford County) in 1810. They removed to Catharine, Tioga (that portion that became Schuyler) County, New York. Will of Aaron dated 18 Jan 1830 Catharine. Entire estate to wife, Ruth during her life, then to Stephen Beardsley of Catharine. Executor, S. Beardsley. The petition states that Aaron d. about April 27th leaving no widow or children, the only heirs being two nephews, Aaron and Walker Bennett of Danby. Ruth d. 17 Mar 1832 76y 10m 15d (ts) and Aaron d. 27 Mar 1835 80y 1m 16d (ts) Agard Cemetery, Town of Catharine.
Oliver Besley b. 14 Sept 1776 North Castle Township, Westchester County, New York son of Oliver Besley and Eletheer Chessman m. Rhoda Westbrook b. 1785 perhaps daughter of Samuel Westbrook and Maria VanAken of Ulster County, New York. Enumerated in Tioga County, New York in 1810 with three children in their household. They are related to have removed in 1812 to Columbia Township and settled in the valley between Columbia Cross Roads and Austinville. Oliver appears on the 1813 assessment list compiled in the fall of 1812. Enumerated in Columbia Township in 1820. Rhoda d. 3 Mar 1841 55y 8m (ts) and Oliver d. 30 Oct 1844 68y 1m 16d (ts) Besley Cemetery located on the main road between Columbia Cross Roads and Austinville.
1. Isaac Besley b. 6 Mar 1805 Tioga County, New York.
2. Elias W. Besley b. 1 May 1807.
3. Althea Besley b. 30 July 1809 Tioga County, New York m. Peter S. Furman.
4. Mary Ann Besley b. 30 Dec 1811 m. 3 June 1830 William Strait.
5. Catherine Besley b. 4 Apr 1814 m. Jacob Fries and she d. 6 June 1877 (ts) Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pennsylvania.
6. John W. Besley b. 2 July 1816.
7. Sophia M. Besley b. 31 July 1818 m. James M. Fries and she d. 6 Feb 1882 (ts) Fries Cemetery, Columbia Township.
8. Susan Besley b. 5 Mar 1823 m. c. 1863 Bateman Monroe as his third wife b. 2 Mar 1815 son of Bateman Monroe and Mary Childs. Bateman m. (1)Hannah Dyer d. 1837 (2)Jane Lay. Susan d. 26 Oct 1885 62y 7m 21d (ts) Morgan Cemetery, Austinville. Bateman m. (4)Eliza Ayers Randall. He is not to be confused with Bateman Monroe b. 25 June 1813 m. Sally Peabody, 12 Apr 1849 (2)Lois H. Maynard d. 25 Sept 1850 28y 4m 2d (ts) Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, (3)Polly Westbrook.
1. Isaac Besley b. 6 Mar 1805 m. Rebecca Watkins b. c. 1807 daughter of David S. Watkins and Mary Seeley. Isaac d. 9 Jan 1859 55y 10m 3d (ts) Morgan Cemetery, Austinville.
Oliver Ogden Besley b. c. 1824 m. Susanna Wolfe.
Philo William Besley b. 13 Aug 1825 m. Sarah Ann Morgan or Lamphere.
Mary Besley, known as Polly, b. Apr 1830 m. Elnathan McClelland.
Ada M. Besley b. Apr 1830 m. Albert Campbell.
Orr Wilson Besley b. 1833 m. Barbara Moore.
Darwin A. Besley b. 1 Dec 1836 d. 5 Mar 1851 14y 3m 4d (ts) Morgan Cemetery.
Esther Ann Besley b. 1839 m. William H. McClelland.
George N. Besley b. 4 Dec 1841 m. Charlotte Jane Monroe.
Clayton O. Besley b. 1845.
Moses C. Besley b. c. 1846.
6. John W. Besley b. 2 July 1816 m. 29 Dec 1847 by Rev. Riggs, Mehitable Maria Swayze, known as Hettie, b. 29 Apr 1827 Beemerville, New Jersey daughter of Obadiah Swayze and Elizabeth Beemer of Wells Township. John d. 21 Nov 1856 (ts) and Hettie d. 13 Mar 1902 (ts) Besley Cemetery.
Mrs. Hettie M. Besley died at the home of her son, G. C. Besley in Troy, on Friday evening of last week, after an extended illness. She had been an invalid for the past five years, and a great sufferer during the last seven weeks from the effests of a fall. Mrs. Besley was born in Beamerville, New Jersey, on April 29, 1827, a daughter of Obediah and Elizabeth Swayze. In early childhood she moved with her mother to Coryland, this county, her father having died a short time previous. She was married to John Besley of Columbia on December 29, 1847, whose decease occurred November 21, 1856. To them were born three children: Oliver, of Columbia, John W. of Coryland, and G. C. of Troy. Since the death of her husband she has resided with her son, at whose home occurred her death. Mrs. Besley has been a devoted member of the Presbyterian church since the age of sixteen, and an active worker in religious affairs. Always evidencing a most kindly and generous character, the influence of her exemplary live has been for great good. Funeral services were held on Monday with a short prayer service at her late home at 11 o’clock a.m., and further service at the church at Columbia X. Roads at 1 o’clock, p.m., conducted by Rev. A. G. Cameron of Sylvania, and assisted by Rev. E. P. Morse. The sermon was delivered from the text, which was of her choosing, the same as that of her mother also: 2nd Cor., 4-17; “For our light affliction, which is bout for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal way to glory.” Burial at the Besley cemetery in Columbia (Troy Gazette Register, Troy, Pennsylvania, March 19, 1903).
Oliver B. Besley b. 6 Jan 1849 m. 14 Dec 1871 at Sylvania, Mary
E. Williams of Columbia Cross Roads (Northern Tier Gazette, Troy, Pennsylvania,
December 21, 1871).
John W. Besley b. 1852.
Gabriel C. Besley b. 1 July 1853.
Obadiah Brown b. 2 June 1756 Roxbury, New Jersey, son of David Brown, m. Sept 1774 Penelope Swayze. Obadiah served in the American Revolution, resided at Knowlton, Sussex (that portion that is now Warren) County, New Jersey and is related to have resided there for fourteen years after the War. Obadiah is related to have settled in Sheshequin, Bradford County in 1789 from New Jersey, which would indicate he did not remain in Knowlton for fourteen years after the War or his arrival in Sheshequin was after 1789. Enumerated in Sheshequin in 1790, the family consisting of four males and three females. Assessed there in 1796 and was still living there in 1800. Removed to Candor, Tioga County, New York for one year; Lansing, Tompkins County, New York (Obadiah Brown and Obadiah Brown, Jr., along with Zephaniah Brown, Reuben Brown, Israel Brown among list of inhabitants in Dryden, Tompkins County before 1808) for three years. Enumerated in Dryden, Cayuga (now Tompkins) County, New York in 1810. Removed to Hector, Tompkins (now Schuyler) County, New York for twelve years (enumerated there in 1820 census and 1825 state census); and then to Southport, Chemung County, New York. Obadiah removed to Wells and first appears on the 1829 assessment list and was enumerated in Wells in 1830. In the household were three male children under the age of five, a male of age 20 and under age 30, a female of age 20 and under age 30, and a male of age 80 and under age 90 (presumed to be Obadiah though his correct age if his date of birth is correct should have been of age 70 and under age 80). Obadiah last appears on the 1834 assessment list of Wells. Obadiah was an 1835 pensioner, age 78. Obadiah spent his last days in Columbia Township on a farm in Wolfe Hollow. Penelope was evidently living in the 1820 census as she is presumed to be the female over age 45 in the household.
Will of Obadiah dated 19 Feb 1836. Codicil to Will dated 23 Feb 1836 probated 16 Mar 1836. He bequeathed to Obadiah Brown son of Obadiah Brown, Jr., west half of a lot bounding on Obadiah Brown, Jr., and John Wolf on the south and Michael Wolf on the east. Obadiah Brown, Jr., to have use of the same until the said Obadiah Brown is of age. To Obadiah Brown, Jr., gray mare, black mare, harness and wagon, ten sheep, and east half of the lot above described. Obadiah Brown, Jr., is to give Sally Brown one cow. Daughter, Rachel Minier, ten dollars, to be paid one year after my decease. Sally Brown, curtains. Obadiah Brown bed and bedding. Obadiah Brown (probably Jr., but not specified), sole executor. Pension file relates Obadiah d. 23 Feb 1836.
1. Sally Brown b. 24 Nov 1774.
2. Obadiah Brown, Jr., b. 7 Nov 1777 New Jersey.
3. Rachel Brown b. 1784.
4. daughter b. 1790-1794 (1800 and 1810 census).
5. Daniel Brown b. 1779-1790 d. Battle of New Orleans, War of 1812.
6. James Brown b. 1779-1790 d. Battle of New Orleans, War of 1812.
7. daughter b. 1801-10 (1810 census).
1. Sally Brown b. 24 Nov 1774 m. 2 Feb 1792 at Tioga Point, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, George Brown b. 11 May 1757 Watertown, Massachusetts and he was a soldier in the American Revolution (pension file W18659). Enumerated in Dryden, Cayuga (now Tompkins) County, New York in 1810. Removed to Southport (that portion that is now Ashland), Tioga (now Chemung) County, New York. His marker in Roushy Cemetery, Town of Ashland, Chemung County, New York reads - “George Brown died Dec 17, 1833 76y 7m 7d My glass is cut. My race is run. My work in Christ completely done.” Sally applied for a widow’s pension 9 Jan 1839 and she d. 1857.
DIED: In Southport, on the 17th inst., Mr. George Brown, aged 76 years, one of our Revolutionary fathers, who was a man of worth and merit. He lived as the word of God teaches, rendering good for evil, and died in the triumph of living faith (Elmira Republican, Elmira, New York, December 24, 1833).
Polly Brown b. 4 Jan 1793 m. David R. Callon, resided Ridgebury,
Esther Brown b. 16 June 1794 m. Stephen Timothy Hall b. c. 1792 Goshen, Orange County, New York son of Samuel Hall.
Rebecca Brown b. 26 Feb 1796.
Salorta Brown b. 17 Mar 1800.
Obadiah D. Brown b. 27 Oct 1801.
George Brown b. 27 Oct 1803.
Elijah M. Brown b. 6 Nov 1807.
Stephen T. Brown b. 1_May 1812.
2. Obadiah Brown, Jr., b. 7 Nov 1777 m. 2 Apr 1800 in Sheshequin, Joanna Brown of Milton, Cayuga County, New York. Enumerated in Genoa, Cayuga County, New York in 1810; Hector, Tompkins County, New York in 1820. Obadiah m. after the 1820 census in Hector, Tompkins (now Schuyler) County, New York, Amanda Ferris b. 10 July 1797. Enumerated in Southport, Chemung County, New York in 1830; Armenia Township, Bradford County in 1850. Amanda d. 11 Feb 1854 56y 7m 1d (ts) and Obadiah d. 19 Feb 1854 76y 3m 12d (ts) East Troy Cemetery, Bradford County. On the 1810 census enumeration there was a male and female in the household of age 10 and under age 16 which would place their birth before the marriage in 1800 of Obadiah and Joanna, which may suggest that Joanna was Obadiah’s second wife.
son b. 1795-1800.
daughter b. 1795-1800.
daughter b. c. 1801.
daughter b. c. 1803.
daughter b. 1805-10.
daughter b. 1805-10.
son b. 1805-10.
daughter b. 1811-13.
Emmadilla Brown b. 1815 m. Renselaer Wolfe.
daughter b. 1816-20.
Obadiah Brown b. 1816-20.
son b. 1816-20.
son b. 1821-25.
daughter b. 1821-25.
daughter b. 1821-25.
Andrew J. Brown b. c. 1829.
George W. Brown b. c. 1832.
Rosella Brown b. c. 1834.
3. Rachel Brown b. 1784 m. 1800 John Minier b. 7 Feb 1777 son of Daniel and Mary Minier. Resided at Milan, Bradford County, Pennsylvania where his parents settled and are related to have removed in 1822 to Illinois and she d. 1867. Parents of several children.
George W. Minier b. 1813.
Sally Minier m. 6 Mar 1823 Joseph Brooks.
John Budd, a Revolutionary soldier who served in Dutchess County, New York, m. Mary Russell. Perhaps the John Budd taxed in the Town of Chemung, County of Tioga, New York in Dec 1799 with a house and farm. Enumerated in Delmar Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1810. Tioga Township taxable in 1812 (Tioga Township was one of only two townships in the County at that date). Settled on land in northern Columbia perhaps in 1816. Enumerated in Columbia in 1820 with three sons and two daughters in the household. The DAR patriot index indicates John was b. 8 Jan 1760. In John’s deposition for a pension dated 10 May 1830 he was aged 67 years and at his death 19 June 1845 he was related to be aged 83 years, placing his birth at 1762 or 1763. In his deposition John stated his wife was aged 55 years. Enumerated in Columbia Township in 1840 as a pensioner, age 77. Mary d. 22 Dec 1841 63y (ts) Morgan Cemetery, Austinville. Again, as with John, there are conflicting dates regarding Mary’s birth if you compare the pension deposition and her date of death on her marker. John related in his deposition that he was a carpenter. John is related to have been buried on land near his residence, which was a knoll on the east side of Lodge Hill Road near Sopertown Road. No evidence of the cemetery now remains. The farm passed to son Albion which passed to his son Louden.
1. Albion Budd b. 30 Apr 1798.
2. Philaria Budd b. 24 Nov 1800 Peekskill, Westchester County, New York.
3. Helon Budd b. c. 1803.
4. Thomas Budd b. c. 1805.
5. Mary Budd, known as Polly, b. 7 July 1808.
6. Achsah Budd b. after 1810 m. William Smith.
1. Albion Budd b. 30 Apr 1798 served in the War of 1812 m. Aminta Gernert b. 1804 daughter of John Peter Gernert and Ann Budd. Enumerated in Columbia Township in 1830 with two daughters and a son under the age of five. Aminta d. 26 Dec 1841 37y 9m 10d (ts) Baptist Hill Cemetery, Columbia Township. Albion m. 25 Apr 1845 (2)Celestia Parsons. Resided at Budd Corners south of Baptist Hill where his parents settled. Albion d. 2 Sept 1856 58y 4m 2d (ts). Will dated 22 Aug 1856 (probate file 1112), youngest son Louden old homestead which I live on of 150 acres, farming utensils, two mares, two colts, 1 pair steers; the girls a home here as long as single; wife Celestia a home as long as widow; oldest daughter Emma yearling colt and $500, household furniture in charge of Emma until youngest girl becomes of age and then divided between the three; two lots of 73 acres and 60 acres to four girls Emma, Harriet, Mary, and Sophia, divided equally; Emma control of house and furniture; Emma Minta Wilber $300; I have given son Albion, Jr., his share which he is now in possession of plus $5; wife interest of 1/3 of land and property. Celestia renounced her right to administer 4 Oct 1856 and requested Stephen Pierce. Celestia d. 2 July 1879 67y 5m 1d (ts) at 609 West Water Street, Elmira, New York (Elmira City death record) buried with Aminta and Albion.
Children of Albion and Aminta:
7. Anna Budd b. 1823.
8. Emma Budd b. c. 1826 m. John VanWert, resided Wells Township.
9. Albion Budd b. 29 (ts) 31 (obituary) Jan 1829.
10. Harriet Budd m. Frank Parsons.
11. Deborah Budd b. 1837 d. 16 Jan 1844 6y 5m 25d (ts) Baptist Hill.
12. Loudon G. Budd b. 30 May 1840.
Children of Albion and Celestia:
13. infant son d. 9 July 1847 (ts) Baptist Hill.
14. Mary Budd m. Willard Harris.
15. Sophia Budd m. Merle Whaley.
2. Philaria Budd b. 24 Nov 1800 m. Daniel D. Watkins. Enumerated in Columbia in 1820 with a son and daughter both under age ten. Phillyra (ts) d. 2 Sept 1863 62y 9m 9d (ts) Morgan Cemetery, Austinville, Columbia Township.
16. son b. c. 1819.
17. Mary Ann Watkins b. c. 1820 m. Benjamin Ingals and she d. 26 Apr 1900 Austinville.
18. Orville Watkins b. c. 1822.
19. Sarah Watkins, known as Sally, b. c. 1824 m. Uriah Ferguson.
20. Deborah Watkins b. c. 1826 m. Augustus Austin for whom Austinville was named and they removed to Elmira.
21. Horace Watkins b. c. 1834/6 m. Delora Keyes.
3. Helon Budd b. c. 1803 m. Adelia Ingals b. 26 Nov 1801 daughter of James Ingals and Abagail Slade of Wells. Enumerated in Columbia Township, Bradford County in 1830 as Elam Budd; Columbia in 1840; Jackson Township, Tioga County in 1850. Adelia d. 16 Sept 1852 46y 9m 10d (ts) Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pennsylvania. Helon enumerated in Columbia in 1860, farmer, with wife Mary b. c. 1810 New York. Enumerated in Southport, Chemung County, New York in 1870, farmer, with wife Margaret b. c. 1806 New York.
Helon d. Southport Corners, Chemung County, New York, age 83, a resident there twenty years, buried Troy, survived by wife, sons O. H. Budd and C. E. Budd of Elmira and daughters Mrs. C. S. McKean of Troy, Mrs. C. K. Spencer of Chicago and Mrs. A. H. DeWitt of Anderson, Indiana (obituary).
22. Diana Budd b. Sept 1826.
23. Hannah B. Budd b. Mar 1828.
24. Adeline Budd b. Mar 1830 Pennsylvania.
25. Clayton Brown Budd b. Dec 1831 Pennsylvania.
26. E. Marion Budd b. c. 1834 Ohio.
27. Emeline S. Budd b. c. 1837 Pennsylvania enumerated with father in 1860, 1870, and 1880, single.
28. Oscar H. Budd b. c. 1839 Pennsylvania.
5. Mary Budd, known as Polly, b. 7 July 1808 m. Phineas M. Clark b. 13 June 1805 Wilbraham, Massachusetts son of Elijah Clark and Lydia Mixter. Resided Richmond Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Polly d. 7 May 1859. Phineas m. 23 Jan 1860 in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, (2)Sarah Adaline Kniffen b. 1822 New Jersey. Phineas d. 25 May 1881 buried with Polly in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Pennsylvania.
Harriet Clark b. c. 1832.
Emily Clark b. c. 1834.
Albert Clark b. c. 1836.
Phineas V. Clark b. c. 1838.
Melvin L. Clark b. 10 Apr 1840.
Clarissa Clark b. c. 1842.
Hiram W. Clark b. c. 1844.
George M. Clark b. c. 1846.
Mary Louisa Clark b. c. 1848.
Child of Phineas and Sarah:
Frank Ashton Clark b. 26 Sept 1862.
7. Anna Budd b. 1823 m. Stephen F. Wilber b. 24 Apr 1821 Troy Township son of Reuben Wilber and Sarah Dobbins. Anna d. 15 Nov 1854 31y 2m 29d (ts) Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pennsylvania. Stephen m. (2)Mrs. Nathaniel Stephens. Stephen d. 3 May 1909 buried Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
Old Resident Called to His Reward
One of Troy's oldest and most respected residents passed away at 2 o'clock, Monday morning, May 3, 1909, in the death of Stephen F. Wilber.
Mr. Wilber's last illness began with a fall while taking a bath a fortnight or three weeks ago. His remarkably bright, clear mind held dominion almost to the very last. He was the only son of Judge Reuben and Sally Dobbins Wilber, and a brother of Mrs. Dr. Parsons, Mrs. Thomas Baldwin, Miss Lydia Wilber, Mrs. Nelson Adams and Mrs. Albion Budd, all deceased. Born on the parental farm in Troy township, April 24, 1821, practically his whole life was spent here. With a genial, charitable nature he combined a soundness of judgment which made him a general favorite whose companionship was always in demand. Everybody liked Stephen Wilber. While not a member of any religious body, his interest in the work in general and in St. Paul's Episcopal church in particular was shown only a short time since in a most substantial way. He married Anna Budd and after her death, Mrs. Nathaniel Stephens. His only child and survivor is a daughter by the former, Mrs. John N. Wolfe with whom for a long time he had made his home. The funeral will be held a 2 Thursday afternoon from the home in Elmira street, the Rev. Royal K. Tucker officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood
cemetery (Troy newspaper obituary).
Emma Aminta Wilber b. 1846 m. John N. Wolfe b. 7 Apr 1837 d. 1913 (ts) and Emma d. 1934 (ts) Glenwood Cemetery.
9. Albion Budd b. 29/31 Jan 1829 m. 25 Feb 1852 Sarah E. Wilber and she d. 12 Sept 1863 35y 4m 14d (ts) Baptist Hill. Albion m. 1863 (2)Sarah Berry b. 6 Feb 1840. Albion d. 17 Mar 1901 (ts) and Sarah d. 29 Feb 1908 (ts) Baptist Hill.
Albion Budd died at his home in Columbia township on Sunday, March 17th, at 1 o’clock, aged 72 years. Deceased was born in Columbia township January 31st, 1829, and has always resided in that section. On February 25th, 1852, he was married to Sarah Wilber, who passed away in 1863. Four children were born to them; Mrs. Orator McClelland of Corning; Stephen, of Columbia township; Mrs. May Baldwin and R. W., of Troy. He was married a second time to Sarah Berry, of Springfield township, in 1863. One daughter, Mrs. Grace McClure of Columbia township, was born to them. Mr. Budd was a brother of Mrs. Frank Persons of Troy, Mrs. John VanWert of Elmira and Mrs. Anna Wilber of Sylvania, all deceased, and is survived by two sisters and one brother; Mrs. Willard Harris of Jackson, Tioga county, Mrs. Merle Whaley of Rochester, and Loudon Budd of Troy. Deceased was a farmer by occupation, a member of the Baptist church, an honorable citizen and a man highly respected by his associates. Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday, the 20th, conducted by Rev. O. T. Seward (Troy Register, Wednesday, March 27, 1901).
Children of Albion and Sarah Wilber:
daughter m. Orator McClelland.
Mary A. Budd m. June 1884 at Troy, William F. Baldwin.
R. W. Budd.
Child of Albion and Sarah Berry:
Grace Budd b. c. 1869 (Mrs. McClure).
12. Loudon G. Budd b. 30 May 1840 m. 3 Feb 1866 Catherine Freese Bowman b. 2 Mar 1844 daughter of Andrew Price Bowman and Ann Margaret Case of Wells. Resided on the farm of his parents in Columbia township near Austinville before removing to 609 West Water Street, Elmira, New York, where they resided seven years. First appear in the 1876-7 city directory, Loudon an employee or member of the firm of A. B. Austin & Company, grocers at 202 West Water Street. Same information in city directories through the 1882-84 directory. They returned to his parent's farm in Columbia township perhaps about 1883 and continued to reside there. Sometime after 1891 and before the 1900 census enumeration they removed to Troy, Bradford County where they were enumerated in 1900 and 1910. Their residence was just west of the borough limits on present route 6. Loudon was a cattle buyer in Troy. In the 1900 Bradford County directory he was a dealer in livestock and produce, farmer, leasing of Horace Pomeroy estate 170 acre farm and with his own 175 acre farm in Columbia township. Loudon d. 7 July 1915 and Catherine d. 30 Nov 1930 Troy buried Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
Albion Loudon Budd b. 26 Nov 1867 Columbia township.
Leon Wadsworth Budd b. 28 July 1870 Columbia township.
Andrew Tracy Budd b. 1873 d. 23 May 1879 6y at 609 West Water Street, Elmira, New York (Elmira City death record, ts, and Bradford Argus, Towanda, Pennsylvania, May 29, 1879) buried Baptist Hill Cemetery, Columbia township.
Wesley Loudon Budd b. 1878 d. 18 Jan 1879 9m at 609 West Water Street, Elmira (Elmira City death record and ts) buried Baptist Hill Cemetery.
22. Diana Budd b. Sept 1826 m. c. 1848 Charles K. Spencer b. New York. Enumerated in Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1850, tailor; 1860 in Troy, merchant and tailor. Charles was enumerated in Richmond, Nemaha County, Kansas in 1870, merchant and tailor, no other family members enumerated with him. Enumerated at 644 Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois in 1880, both traveling hair agents, residing with daughter Ettie and family. Enumerated with Ettie in 1900 in Chicago.
Ethlin E. Spencer b. c. 1849 Pennsylvania m. E. B. Hurlbert
b. c. 1842 Illinois. Baptist minister
Charles Spencer b. c. 1857 d. before 1900.
23. Hannah B. Budd b. Mar 1828 m. 1 June 1848 Charles S. McKean b. 1821. Enumerated in Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880, farmer. Charles d. 1898 (ts) Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Pennsylvania. Hannah enumerated Elmira Street, Troy in 1900, widow, mother of two children, one living. Hannah d. 1911 (ts) Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Hannah McKean for years a resident of the Porter road, later of this boro, died last Monday at her home with her granddaughter, Mrs. Leo C. Tyler at Cortland, N. Y., aged 83 years, 7 months and 6 days. Mrs. McKean’s only child, Mrs. C. F. Thompson, died after she went to live with her some months ago. Deceased was the widow of Charles McKean and she had a wide circle of friends. The remains were brought to Troy on the midnight train Tuesday and funeral services were held at her former home in Elmira street at 10 Wednesday morning, the Rev. Morse officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery (Troy Gazette Register, Troy, Pennsylvania, Friday, October 27, 1911).
Irabella McKean b. c. 1854 m. Fred Thompson, resided Cortland,
Benjamin McKean b. 17 Feb 1867 d. 16 Nov 1890 (ts) Oak Hill Cemetery.
24. Adeline Budd b. Mar 1830 m. Phineas C. Morgan b. c. 1825 son of James Morgan and Margaret McClelland of Columbia Township. Enumerated in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1860. Adeline m. (2)Charles DeWitt b. c. 1820 New York and they were enumerated in Elmira, New York in 1870, Charles working in a gunsmith shop. Enumerated in town of Chemung in 1880, hotel keeper. Adeline was a widow, residing with son Charles at 824 East Eleventh Street, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana in 1900, mother of two children, two living.
Charles H. Morgan b. July 1855 Pennsylvania, paper hanger and
decorator in 1900, widower in Anderson, Indiana and is perhaps the Charles
H. Morgan, age 25, paper hanger, enumerated in Eldred , McKean County,
Pennsylvania in 1880.
James Morgan b. c. 1858 Pennsylvania.
25. Clayton Brown Budd b. Dec 1831 was enumerated as insane in 1850, enumerated with father in 1860 and 1870, m. 27 June 1872 Elizabeth Ann Bennett, known as Betsey, b. 6 July 1843 New York daughter of Aaron F. Bennett and Anna Barton. Enumerated in Southport, Chemung County, New York in 1880, pedlar. Betsey d. 25 Mar 1894 Southport. Clayton enumerated at 454 Mt Zoar Street, Elmira, New York in 1900, farmer. Clayton d. 13 Apr 1917. Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.
Clayton B. Budd died Friday morning in the town of Horseheads. He was a resident of Elmira many years, and conducted a grocery store at the corner of Mt. Zoar and Broadway. The decedent is survived by two sons Clayton A. Budd of Ambridge, Pa. and Helon B. Budd of Burbank, Cal. The funeral was held today at 2 p.m. at the Wilson funeral parlors on South Main Street. The Rev. W. I. McGarvey officiated and burial was in Woodlawn (obituary).
Helon D. Budd b. Oct 1873, residing with father in 1900, carpenter.
Clayton A. Budd b. Mar 1876, residing with father in 1900, carpenter.
28. Oscar H. Budd b. c. 1839 and wife Joanna b. c. 1841 were enumerated in Elmira, Chemung County, New York in 1880, painter.
Thursday 22nd (Dec 1859) went to Budd’s funeral at the house of his father (Maryett Howland diary).
Oliver Canfield b. 10 Jan 1763 served in the American Revolution. It is related he served seven years, many times marching over frozen ground barefooted. Oliver m. Sarah Bradley b. 12 Nov 1766. Enumerated in New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut in 1790 with 5 males over sixteen, 1 male under sixteen, and 3 females. Emigrated from Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut with the Morgan party, settling at Austinville in 1800. Enumerated in Ulster Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania in 1800 (that portion that became Columbia Township, Bradford County) as Oliver Campfield with one male under age ten (b. 1791-1800), one male age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1775-1784), one male of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1756-74), and one female of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1756-74). Enumerated in Smithfield, Lycoming County (that portion that became Columbia Township, Bradford County), Pennsylvania in 1810 with one male under age ten (b. 1801-10), two males of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1785-94), one male over age forty five (b. before 1765), one female of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1795-1800), and one female over age forty five (b. before 1765). Oliver voted in the first election held in the newly created Bradford County on 13 Oct 1812. Sarah d. 22 Jan 1840 73y 2m 10d (ts) and Oliver d. 16 Aug 1847 84y 7m 6d (ts) Morgan Cemetery, Austinville.
1. Moses B. Canfield b. c. 1794.
2. Daniel C. Canfield b. 20 Nov 1804 d. 26 Apr 1827 22y 5m 6d (ts) Morgan Cemetery.
1. Moses B. Canfield b. c. 1794 m. Elizabeth Crippen, known as Betsey. They occupied the homestead of his parents. Moses d. 1868 age 74. Footmarker, in Morgan Cemetery beside Betsey, inscribed M. B. C., but his headstone was not found. Betsey d. 18 Apr 1872 74y 3m 8d (ts) Morgan Cemetery.
Sarah Canfield, known as Sally, m. Carlonus Spencer.
Mary Canfield, known as Polly, m. Eben J. Bosworth.
Daniel C. Canfield.
Lucy Canfield m. Silas Holly.
Ann Canfield m. Henry Van Nocken.
Melinda Canfield m. Wright W. Clark.
Oliver Canfield d. during Civil War.
Louisa Canfield m. Leonard Bailey.
Jeremiah Chapman arrived in Columbia with the Morgan party and was a nephew of Sarah Chapman wife of Nathaniel Morgan. Enumerated in Smithfield Township, Lycoming County (probably resided in that portion that became Columbia Township) in 1810 with one male under age ten (b. 1801-10), one male of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1766-84), one female of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1795-1800), and one female of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1785-94).
Samuel Fairbanks born Massachusetts and Lois Willey born New York are related to have settled on a farm in northern Columbia Township in 1822. Enumerated in Columbia in 1830. Samuel d. 20 July 1846 58y 8m 23d (ts) and Lois d. 11 (History of Bradford County by Bradsby) or 23 (ts) Sept 1862 69y 8d (ts) Baptist Hill Cemetery, Columbia Township.
1. Rosannah Fairbanks b. 3 May 1815 Waterville, Lamoille
County, Vermont m. Nicholas Ingersoll.
2. Flavilla Fairbanks b. 22 Dec 1816 Waterville m. James Wright.
3. Harrison Fairbanks b. 28 Feb 1819 Waterville d. young.
4. Louisa Fairbanks b. 21 Mar 1820 Waterville m. Solomon A. Judson.
5. Betsey Fairbanks b. 21 Dec 1821 Southport, Chemung County, New York m. Albert H. Judson.
6. George Fairbanks b. 21 Dec 1824.
7. Henry Fairbanks., known as Harvey, b. 21 Apr 1826 d. 10 June 1845 19y 1m 15d (ts) Baptist Hill Cemetery.
8. Jane Wilson Fairbanks b. 16 Nov 1828 m. Abraham Bostwick DeWitt.
9. Fanny G. Fairbanks b. 16 Oct 1830, single, d. 12 Sept 1892 (ts) Baptist Hill Cemetery.
10. Charlotte Fairbanks b. 22 Oct 1832 m. Lewis C. Edsall.
11. Morris Fairbanks b. 23 Aug 1834.
6. George Fairbanks b. 21 Dec 1824 m. 1859/60 (1860 census enumeratin relates married within census year) Mary Elizabeth Cory b. 15 Feb 1827 daughter of William M. Cory and Elizabeth Maria Roe of Baptist Hill, Columbia Township. Mary became a member of the Presbyterian Church of Wells and Columbia at Aspinwall (now Coryland) in 1846. George was a farmer and they were enumerated in Columbia Township in 1860. They removed to Elmira, New York and appear in the 1868 city directory, residing at 18 John Street, George a farmer. They evidently retained their farm in Columbia, perhaps renting it, since their residence is shown on the 1869 atlas of Columbia Township in northern Columbia on the east side of the Baptist Hill Road just north of the Baptist Hill Cemetery. They were enumerated in the fourth ward of the city of Elmira, New York in 1870, George owning or operating a ferry on the Chemung River in Elmira. In the 1871-2 city directory their residence was at 13 John Street, no occupation given for George. They evidently returned to Columbia Township as George does not appear in the next few years in the city directories. George d. 28 Sept 1875 50y (ts) in Columbia Township buried Baptist Hill Cemetery. Mary and her two children were enumerated in Columbia township in 1880. In the 1884-5 Elmira city directory, Mary was residing at 901 John Street. Mary d. 17 Feb 1888 61y 2d (ts) buried with George.
At Aspinwall Corners, Mr. George Fairbanks cut his throat with a jackknife, so successfully carrying out his intentions that he died, Thursday night of last week. The jugular vein was cut. He had been out of his head for some time, and no good reason can be assigned for his self-destruction, except for causes arising from his aberration. He was a man of considerable means, and left a wife and two children (The Northern Tier Gazette, Troy, Pennsylvania, Thursday, October 7, 1875).
Charles R. Fairbanks b. 11 Sept 1861 Columbia.
Harriet Fairbanks, known as Nettie, b. c. 1864 Columbia.
11. Morris Fairbanks b. 23 Aug 1834 m. 4 Mar 1862 Sarah Susannah Soper b. 1839 daughter of Harris C. Soper and Susannah P. Mansfield. Farmer, assessor, treasuer, justice of the peace in Columbia.
William Furman b. 28 Nov 1757 Newtown, Queens County, New York son of John Furman and Elizabeth Alburtus m. Abigail Hallock b. c. 1757 Crum Elbow Precinct, Dutchess County, New York daughter of Peter Hallock and Anna Greene. William served in the American Revolution, commissioned Ensign. They removed to what became Walton, Delaware County, New York, in 1785. In 1784, Dr. Platt Townsend, of Dutchess County, negotiated with William Walton of New York for the whole of the Walton Patent for 5,000 acres lying upon the river, and was to contain as much upland as river flat. Dr. Townsend surveyed the patent and received 1,700 acres as compensation, and the remainder was paid in money and the contract fulfilled, and deed given in 1786. Early in the spring of 1785 Dr. Townsend collected together a small colony on the wharf at Peck Slip, New York, consisting with his own of five families, and twenty souls in all. After a passage of two days by sloop, they reached Swartz's landing in a cold March rain and took shelter in an old deserted building. The few people in the vicinity aided them to make their short stay as comfortable as possible. The next day they reached Marbletown, a distance of eight miles, where they came to a termination of any further progress by wagons, the winter not having broken up in the mountains. There being no alternative, the women of the party and a portion of the men, concluded to stay at Marbletown, while another portion shouldered their knapsacks filled with provisions, and started for their prospective home in the wilderness. Those who went ahead to prepare for the rest, were Dr. Townsend, and his son Isaac; Gabriel and Robert North; and William Furman. Joshua Pine, Sr., his two sons Daniel and Joshua, remained behind with the families until the exploring party returned. Whether or not this advance party made provision for their coming families, is not own known, but it is presumed they did. It is said that they found a cabin, which had been used the year previous. The advance party returned for their families the latter part of April, and the whole company started with two wagons and several horses. The company proceeded up the Shendaken creek, cut the first wagon road over Pine Hill on to the East Branch, and proceeded down that river to Colchester, making use of the bed of the river for a road as much as possible. At Colchester they found a German family by the name of Ackerly, who received them kindly, and a warm friendship between them long continued. They cut a wagon road from Downsville up the brook and over Colchester Mountain, a work which required not a little patience and perserverance to accomplish. Where Downsville now is, it is said that a portion of the party and the goods were towed in canoes down the East Branch to Chehocton, and up the West Branch to Walton. Dr. Townsend first built a log house and the Furmans built near by. Enumerated in Middletown, Ulster County (Delaware County not yet formed) in 1790 with two males over age sixteen (b. before 1774), two males under age sixteen (b. 1775-90) and five females in the household. The Town of Colchester was erected 10 April 1792 as an Ulster County town from the Town of Middletown (also a Town in Ulster County at that time). On 10 March 1797, most of the Town of Colchester became one of the six original towns of the new Delaware County. Abraham Sears and James Early of the town of Colchester, Delaware County, on 1 May 1797, purchased from William Furman (Abigail Furman mentioned) of the town of Colchester, land in Colchester, Great Lot 36, 150 acres. Witnesses Joshua Gee and Edmund Gee. Recorded 5 Oct 1799 (Liber A:125-126). William appears on the 1798 juror list as a yeoman, resident of Colchester. William Furman, town of Colchester, Delaware County, New York, on 21 July 1798, purchased from Louis Dubois and Elias VanBenschoton, executors of the last Will of Thomas Lewis, Jr., of Dutchess County, deceased, land in Great Lot 31, 1/3 part of lot 66 containing 1,200 acres. Witnesses George Tappen, Abram Bancher, Charles W. Stockton, and Charles Wattles. Recorded 29 June 1808 (Liber B:524-526). In 1799, a part of the Town of Colchester was annexed to the Town of Walton (erected 17 March 1797). Enumerated in Colchester in 1800 with two males of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1775-84), one male of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1756-74), two females under age ten (b. 1791-1800), three females of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1785-90), and one female of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1756-74). John Moore, Colchester, Delaware County, New York, on 4 May 1802, purchased from John Tappen, Kingston, Ulster County, land in the town of Colchester, Great Lot 36, 1/3 part of lot 66, 1,200 acres, excepting 400 acres conveyed by William Furman to Cornelius Persen, 100 acres to Michael Wolf and 1,500 acres to Guiden Chapman. Land which was in the possession of William Furman and sold by bid by the Sheriff of Delaware County to Christopher Tappen. Witnesses Henry Jansen and Lazarus Sprague. Recorded 6 June 1803 (Liber A:329-331). William Furman, town of Colchester, on 28 May 1803, purchased from John Moore, town of Colchester, land in Colchester, lot 66, the same land as described on pages 329-331. Witnesses Henry Jansen and John Tappen. Recorded 7 June 1803 (Liber A:332-333). Clark Bliss of Newport, Rhode Island, on 13 April 1808, purchased from William Furman and Abigail his wife, of Colchester, land in the town of Colchester, Great Lot 36, part of lot 66, 350 acres. Witnesses Gabriel North and Deborah Benedict. Recorded 29 June 1808 (Liber B:475-476).
They are related to have removed in 1813 to Columbia Township. Their party probably included their older children (except daughter Nancy) who were married and their families and younger daughters Polly, Patty, and Abby. William Furman, Esq., died intestate (Bradford County probate 51). Administration granted 8 Jan 1818 to John Furman and Michael Wolf. Inventory of the estate taken 21 Jan, filed 23 Jan 1818. Marker in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, reads - Wm. Furman died 1818 60 years; Abby wife of Wm. Furman died 1849 92 years. This shaft style marker replaced earlier markers or markers that did not exist and was erected sometime after their decease due to its style. All of their children are related to have resided near them except for daughter Nancy.
1. Elizabeth Furman b. 31 Oct 1779 m. Michael Wolfe.
2. John Furman b. 9 July 1781.
3. Peter Furman b. c. 1783.
4. Ann Furman, known as Nancy, b. 13 Nov 1785 m. Nicholas Gee and they removed from Colchester in 1823 to Mahoning County, Ohio.
5. Sarah Furman, known as Sally, b. 4 May 1787 m. Conklin Baker and they settled in Springfield Township in 1813. Resided Troy Township. Sarah d. 24 July 1862 76y 2m 20d (ts) Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
6. Mary Furman, known as Polly, b. 16 Oct 1789 m. 13 Sept 1813 William Brace as his second wife, resided Springfield Township, and she d. 16 Nov 1877 88y (ts) Brace Cemetery.
7. Martha Furman, known as Patty, b. 24 July 1797 m. John Porter and she d. 14 June 1873 76y (ts) Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
8. Abigail Furman, known as Abby, b. 1799, single, enumerated with sister Martha in 1850.
Elnathan Goodrich b. 11 May 1776 Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut son of Michael Goodrich m. 4 June 1796 Mary Sawyer b. c. 1775 daughter of Jesse Sawyer and Catherine White. Enumerated in Walton, Delaware County, New York in 1800. Elnathan Goodrich and Elisha Sawyer of Walton, Delaware County, on 13 Oct 1805, purchased from Charles W. Stockton of Walton, land in the town of Walton, Great Lot 36, part of lot 66, 130 acres. Witnesses Jetur Gardiner and Gabriel North. Recorded 7 Oct 1806 (Liber B:289-291). Elnathan Goodrich and Elisha Sawyer of Walton, on 30 Oct 1805, purchased from Charles W. Stockton of Walton, land in the town of Walton, Great Lot 36, part of lot 64, 130 acres. Witnesses Jetur Gardiner and Gabriel North. Recorded 7 Oct 1806 (Liber B:291-292). Enumerated in Walton in 1810 with one male under age ten (b. 1801-10), two males of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1795-1800), one male of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1766-84), one female under age ten (b. 1801-10), one female of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1795-1800), and one female of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1766-84). Elnathan m. 11 Feb 1813 Sarah L. Cook, known as Sally. Enumerated in Columbia Township in 1820 and 1830. Enumerated in Troy Township in 1840. Elnathan d. 25/28 Feb 1846 Springfield Township and Sally d. 19 July 1850.
Children of Elnathan and Mary:
1. Myra Goodrich b. 18 Sept 1797.
2. Hiram Goodrich b. 1 May 1799.
3. Elisha Sheldon Goodrich b. 15 Aug 1801 Walton, New York.
4. Anna Maria Goodrich b. 26 Oct 1804.
5. Elizabeth Goodrich, known as Betsey, b. 22 Nov 1806.
6. St. John Goodrich b. 27 Dec 1809.
Children of Elnathan and Sally:
7. Lloyd M. Goodrich b. 25 Feb 1814.
8. Hannah Goodrich b. 14 Feb 1816.
9. James M. Goodrich b. 27 Mar 1818 d. 16/18 Nov 1848 Springfield Township.
10. Stephen Decatur Goodrich b. 5 Jan 1822.
2. Hiram Goodrich b. 1 May 1799 m. 19 Aug 1820 Esther Thompson and he d. 1850.
Elnathan Goodrich b. 7 June 1828 m. May 1850 Sarah A. Felton.
3. Elisha Sheldon Goodrich b. 15 Aug 1801 m. 18 Jan 1823 Achsah Parsons 24 Dec 1796 Enfield, Connecticut daughter of Eli Parsons and Huldah Kellogg of Columbia Township. Enumerated in Columbia Township in 1830. Achsah d. 15 Nov 1842. Elisha m. 12 Nov 1844 Mrs. Rose W. Cross of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Elisha d. 19 June 1862 Towanda.
Elnathan O’Meara Goodrich b. c. 1824 d. 28 Jan 1881 Binghamton,
New York (Wellsboro Agitator, February 1, 1881).
Hiram P. Goodrich b. c. 1826.
4. Anna Maria Goodrich b. 26 Oct 1804 m. 22 July 1823 William G. McClelland and she d. 20 Mar 1854.
5. Elizabeth Goodrich, known as Betsey, b. 22 Nov 1806 m. John Fosburgh. Enumerated in Towanda Township in 1830, Columbia Township in 1840, Springfield Township in 1850, and Smithfield Township in 1860 and 1870. John 19 Sept 1872 66y 1m 5d (ts) and Betsey d. 23 Nov 1880 74y 11m 14d (ts) Fries Cemetery, Columbia Township.
Harriet Fosburgh b. 1829 m. Lawson Parmenter.
John Payne Fosburgh b. 1831 m. Martha Loomis (2)Ellen Heath.
Alonzo Fosburg b. 1836 m. Rozilla Rich.
Porter Fosburgh b. 1838 m. Ella Miller (2)Harriet Thomas.
Maria Dolly Fosburgh b. 1840 m. Samuel Davies (2)John Fosburgh.
Bennett O. Fosburgh b. 1843 m. Laura Miller.
Emeline Augusta Fosburgh b. c. 1846 m. John Schouton.
Susan R. Fosburgh b. 1849 m. Cevilius Berry.
7. Lloyd M. Goodrich b. 25 Feb 1814 m. 21 Feb 1833 Lestina Alexander. Enumerated in Troy Township in 1840. Lloyd d. 27 Mar 1854.
daughter b. c. 1834.
son b. 1836-40.
son b. 1836-40.
8. Hannah Goodrich b. 14 Feb 1816 m. 24 June 1841 Pliny S. Tanner of Millport, New York and she d. 18 Nov 1867.
10. Stephen Decatur Goodrich b. 5 Jan 1822 m. 1 Feb 1844 Eurania Furman daughter of Peter Furman and Diadama Holiday. Enumerated in Springfield Township in 1850. Stephen d. 3 July 1869.
Ida Goodrich b. c. 1844.
O’Meara Goodrich b. c. 1847.