Red Oak Leaves
Photo November 1998 by Joyce M. Tice
Early Settlers of the Seeley Creek Valley in Southport, Chemung County, New York
The Seeley Creek Valley has its beginning in Pennsylvania and the creek of the same name flows north across the state line into New York and on to the Chemung River. The early settlers in the Seeley Creek Valley traveled up the Chemung River until they reached the large fertile plain where Seeley Creek enters the Chemung River and then traveled south into the valley. These early settlers carved out homes in the rich valley and cleared the land. Settlers began to arrive in the mid 1780’s and in 1788 a survey was completed. Lot no. 104 beginning at the state line, stradling both sides of the creek and the entire valley, contained 1,178 acres and was granted to Nehemiah Carpenter and Peter Gale. On 10 Mar 1789 Carpenter and Gale deeded to Israel Wells. There is no evidence that any of them settled on the lot. The next lot north was lot no. 104 granted to John Waeir and contained 414 acres, the majority of the land being on the west side of Seeley Creek. Lot 101 of 266 acres adjoined Waeir’s on the north and was granted to Nathaniel Landon who assigned his interest on 28 Apr 1789 to John Waeir. Adjoining Waeir and Landon and entirely on the east side of the creek was lot 105 granted to Daniel DeWitt who assigned his interest on 24 Nov 1790 to George Bloom. Continuing north adjoining Landon and DeWitt was lot no. 100, a large square lot containing 2,553 acres, Seeley Creek nearly splitting the lot and also containing a portion of South Creek where it flows into Seeley Creek. This lot was granted to Nathaniel Seeley, Jr., James Seeley, Adam Seeley, Abner Hetfield, and Samuel Edsall. The three Seeleys were brothers and Abner Hetfield had married their sister Elizabeth Seeley and Samuel Edsall their sister Sarah Seeley, children of Nathaniel Seeley and Jemima Collins who also settled on the lot. This large lot contained the acreage south of the area that became known as Bulkhead and Southport Corners. North of this large tract was lot no. 73 of 123 acres entirely west of Seeley Creek and granted to Jacob Boice (Boyes, etc.) who assigned his interest to David McCormick by deed 25 Apr 1790. Adjoining lot 100 and the eastern boundary of Boice was lot 70 of 105 acres granted to Ambrose Ives. North of Boice was lot no. 70 of 123 acres granted to John Jemmison (Jameson, etc.) whose lot was entirely west of Seeley Creek. To Jemmison’s east and adjoining Ives was lot no. 71 of 105 acres granted to Abraham Stull whose lot was on both sides of Seeley Creek. Stull assigned his interest on 19 Oct 1789 to John Colver who assigned his interest to David Cooley. North of Jemmison was lot 68 of 100 acres granted to Lebeus Tubbs and Jacob Stull (the survey map indicates lot 68 was assigned to Daniel Swarts) whose land was entirely west of Seeley Creek. On 22 Dec 1791 Lebeus Tubbs assigned his interest to Ephraim Tyler. East of Swarts and adjoining Stull was lot 67 of 100 acres granted to Titus Ives whose land was on both sides of Seeley Creek.
Beginning at a point near the present city line there were long rectangular lots north and south on both sides of present Maple Avenue and extending to the Chemung River. Lot no. 63 contained 152 acres and was surveyed to Jacob Stull whose land adjoined Swarts to the south. Continuing east from lot 63 was lot no. 62 of 104 acres granted to David Grissell (Griswold), lot no. 61 of 104 acres to Daniel Purdy, lot no. 60 of 104 acres to Elijah Grissell (Griswold), lot no. 59 of 104 acres to Peter Van De Vinter and John Durham, Jr., lot no. 58 of 104 acres to William Jenkins, and lot no. 57 of 109 acres to George Hall who assigned his rights to Solomon Boiver. None of lots 63 through 57 contained Seeley Creek within their boundaries except the southeast corner of Hall’s lot. Continuing east and crossing Seeley Creek was lot no. 56 of 150 acres to Jabez Culver, lot no. 55 of 150 acres to Jacob Stull, lot no. 54 of 101 acres to Jabez Culver, lot no. 53 of 200 acres to Lebeus Tubbs, lot no. 52 of 152 acres to Benjamin Clark, lot no. 51 of 258 acres to Samuel Tubbs who assigned his rights to Abraham Miller, lot no. 50 of 212 acres to Abraham Miller and lot no. 49 of 225 acres to Lebeus Hammond. Lots 56 through 49 were rectangular lots extending to the river of which Seeley Creek flowed somewhat easterly after its northern trek through lots 56 through 50 where it entered the Chemung River. Most of the lots assigned were settled by those who acquired them.
Beginning at the state line was the Kelly family whose neighbors was the Gaylord family just over the state line in Pennsylvania.Continuing north was the White family, then the Pedrick family, the several members of the Seeley family, the Waier family, the Hetfields at what became Southport Corners, and then several families along what became Maple Avenue on the east and west sides of the creek, which included the Fitzsimmons, the Griswolds, the Jenkins, and Baldwin families. Most of these families started their own family cemeteries, burying their dead on the land where they settled. Family cemeteries beginning at the state line existed for the Kelly family, thence the Pedrick family, the Marvin family, the Smith family, the Jenkins family, and the Miller family. The only public burying ground was the Fitzsimmons Cemetery (also known as Old Pioneer and Griswold Cemetery), where many early settlers were buried. The Webb Mills Cemetery and Pine City Cemetery came into existance at a much later date.
The families in the Seeley Creek Valley from the 1790 census of Chemung, Montgomery County (Tioga and then Chemung formed from Montgomery) were Samuel Headsall (Edsall), Zebulon Cady, William Jacques, Lebeus Hammond, Abraham Miller, Oliver Harding, Lebeus Tubbs, James Galloway, Aaron Culver, John Winkler, Samuel Seeley, James Seeley, John Waeres (Waier, etc.), Wilks Jinkins (Jenkins), Elijah Griswell (Griswold), Thomas Butler, Uriah Polly, Stephen Lane, Peter Roberts, John Roberts, David Griswold, James Kenyon, Jacob Stoll (Stull), Abner Hatfield (Hetfield), John Smith, Nathaniel Seeley, Nathaniel Seely, Jr.
Philip Bartholomew b. 4 Jan 1781 Upper Mt Bethel, Northampton County, Pennsylvania son of John Henry Bartholomew and Catherine Weidman m. 10 Feb 1807 Elizabeth Hess b. 2 Mar 1781 Upper Mt Bethel. They settled in the Seeley Creek Valley on the western edge of the valley and north of Mud Lick Creek about a mile from the state line. Enumerated in Southport in 1830 with two males of age ten and under age fifteen (b. 1816-20), two males of age fifteen and under age twenty (b. 1811-15), one male of age forty and under age fifty (b. 1781-90), one female of age ten and under age fifteen (b. 1816-20), two females of age fifteen and under age twenty (b. 1811-15), one female of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1801-10), and one female of age forty and under age fifty (b. 1781-90). Philip and children George, Catherine, and Mary Ann were four of the original twelve members of the North Church of Wells formed in 1836, a Presbyterian Church on the Pennsylvania side of the state line in the Seeley Creek Valley about a mile from their residence. Philip was chosen elder at formation and served until his death in 1849. Philip d. 27 Mar 1849 68y 2m 23d (ts). Elizabeth was enumearated in the household of son Peter and family in 1850 and 1860. Elizabeth d. 31 Oct 1865 84y 7m (ts). The family cemetery was on their property, but they were later removed to Webb Mills Cemetery, Town of Southport.
1. Henry Bartholomew b. 23 Dec 1807 Upper Mt Bethel.
2. Anna Bartholomew b. 5 Feb 1809 Upper Mt Bethel m. Francis B. Pedrick and she d. 2 Oct 1871 62y (ts) Webb Mills Cemetery.
3. Christian Bartholomew b. 3 June 1810 Upper Mt Bethel.
4. George Bartholomew b. 24 Aug 1811 Upper Mt Bethel m. 31 Jan 1840 Penina Mary Fuller of Tioga County, Pennsylvania.
5. Catherine Bartholomew b. 28 Oct 1812 Upper Mt Bethel m. 1 Apr 1844 Frederick Wager and removed to Genoa, DeKalb County, Illinois after marriage.
6. Mary Ann Bartholomew b. 5 Dec 1814 Upper Mt Bethel m. 12 Feb 1846 Lucius Copley.
7. Daniel Bartholomew b. 10 Apr 1816 Upper Mt Bethel.
8. Elizabeth Bartholomew b. 19 Sept 1817 Upper Mt Bethel, single in 1850 and 1860 in household of brother Peter.
9. Peter Bartholomew b. 4 Dec 1818 Upper Mt Bethel.
3. Christian Bartholomew b. 3 June 1810 m. 31 Oct 1844 in Chemung County, New York, Deborah A. Van Clee b. 1819 Masonville, Delaware County, New York. Christian d. 22 Mar 1851 by suicide buried Webb Mills Cemetery. Deborah m. after his death to a Vaughn and she d. 1910 (ts) buried with Christian.
Henry Bartholomew b. 1846 d. 1931 (ts) Webb Mill Cemetery.
Daniel Bartholomew b. 1848 d. 1849 (ts) Webb Mills Cemetery.
7. Daniel Bartholomew b. 10 Apr 1816 m. 20 Aug 1856 Ellison Stirton. Farmer, resided Town of Southport, Chemung County, New York. Daniel d. 19 Dec 1867 50y 8m 9d (ts) and Ellison d. 3 Aug 1896 69y 9m 13d (ts) Webb Mills Cemetery.
Elizabeth Bartholomew b. c. 1857.
Lucy Bartholomew b. Apr 1859 d. 25 June 1863 4y 2m 12d (ts) Webb Mills Cemetery.
Merriam Bartholomew b. Dec 1862 d. 16 Jan 1865 2y 1m 12d (ts) Webb Mills Cemetery.
Andrew J. Bartholomew b. 1864 d. 22 June 1893 29y (ts) Webb Mills Cemetery.
9. Peter Bartholomew b. 4 Dec 1818 m. 6 Dec 1843 Mary Knapp b. 23 Sept 1824 daughter of William T. Knapp and Sarah Benedict of Seeley Creek. Farmer, enumerated in Southport in 1850, 1860, and 1870. Removed to Van Etten, Chemung County and enumerated there in 1880. Mary d. 23 Jan 1898.
BARTHOLOMEW - A Well Known and Respected Resident Of Chemung County Passes Away. The soul of a good man passed from earth last Monday morning, when Peter Bartholomew died at Lockwood, NY, after several years of suffering, the immediate cause of death being dropsy. He was born at Mount Bethel, Northampton county, PA, on December 4, 1819, being the youngest son of Phillip Bartholomew, and was the only survivor of this once prominent family. He came with his father to Seeley Creek, NY, when but a lad of nine years, and ever since, with exception of the last few years, has claimed Chemung county as his home. On December 6, 1843, he was married to Mary, daughter of William T. Knapp, of Seeley Creek, NY. They resided on the Bartholomew homestead, at Seeley Creek, for many years, but in 1870 sold the property$and removed to Van Ettenville, NY, purclasing a large farm in that vicinity, where they lived until a few years ago, when business reverse and the failing health of Mr. Bartholomew compelled them to leave the farm, since which time they have resided with their children at different places. The deceased was a loving, thoughtful husband, a kind, indulgent father, an upright, Christian man, and died at a ripe old age universally esteemed and respected. He had been a member of the Methodist church for fifty years, and a very active, earnest worker, interesting himself in everything pertaining to the welfare and general up-building of Christ's cause, and if a life spent in the endeavor to follow the precepts of the golden rule, brings happiness in the unknown beyond, then Peter Bartholomew's reward must be such as is given to the chosen of God. The funeral services were held on Wednesday at 11 o'clock from the First M. E. church, at Van Etten, and was largely attended. It seemed fitting that he should be taken to this church for the last sad rites, as when it was built a few years ago, he acted as president of the building committee, and gave both time and money towards its construction. The Rev. J. H. Owen officiated and spoke very feelingly from these words: "Let me die the death of the righteous; let my last end and be like His." He was assisted in the services by Rev. Mr. Brown, of Lockwood, NY, after which the remains were borne to Mt. Hope cemetery and laid to rest. The following residents of Lockwood acted as pall-bearers: Messrs. Joseph Brally, George Brock, George Bingham and Truman Searles. The deceased leaves leaves besides his faithful wife, four daughters to mourn his loss, Mrs. Charles H. Buck, of Sugar Hill, Schuyler Co., NY; Mrs. Lewis Pelham, of Van Etten, NY; Mrs. John F. Sykes, of this city, and Mrs. John W. Clapp, of Lockwood (obituary).
Frances Love Bartholomew b. Nov 1844 m. Charles H. Buck.
Alice Bartholomew b. Apr 1846 m. Miles VanAnkun.
William Knapp Bartholomew b. 25 Dec 1849 m. Emma L. Clark.
Amy Bartholomew b. 1854 m. John F. Sykes.
Daniel Bartholomew b. 1856 d. 7 Sept 1862 6y 1m 2d (ts) Webb Mills Cemetery.
Jane F. Bartholomew b. Aug 1861 m. John W. Clapp.
BARTHOLOMEW, William K. - Van Ettenville Loses One of Its Best and Foremost Citizens. It becomes our painful duty this morning to announce the death of William K. Bartholomew, only son of Peter Bartholomew, which sad event occurred at Van Ettenville, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., of apoplexy. Mr. Bartholomew was born at Seely Creek, N.Y., December 25, 1849, and was therefore forty-one years of age last Christmas day. His boyhood days were spent at Seely Creek, and in 1870 when a young man he moved with his parents to Van Ettenville. On October 13, 1875, he was married to Miss Emma L. Clark, daughter of prominent resident of that town. The funeral services were held at the First M.E. church, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. U.S. Hall, who had received him into the church twenty-three years ago, officiating, and preaching from I. John, 3:2. He was assisted by the Rev. Mr. Sackett, Mt. Lebanon lodge, F. And A.M., No. 775, of which the deceased was a member, had charge of the funeral, many Masons from other towns being present to pay their last tribute to their departed brother. The deceased was universally loved and esteemed for his straightforward, manly traits of character. He was chosen to fill many offices of trust and responsibility at different times in his life, the duties of which were preformed in a manner satisfactory to all. It was the church, however, where the greatest work of his life was accomplished, he acting as superintendent of the Sabbath school at various times, and for fifteen years as chorister of the public services, where his clear, ringing voice could be heard above all and always ready and willing to do everything in his power to help along God's cause. Just why he was taken in the very prime of life, and when so much needed here, we cannot now understand, but in God's own time it will all be made plain. He leaves besides his wife and aged parents, three small boys, the eldest of whom is fifteen years of age, and four sisters as follows: Mrs. Charles H. Buck, of Sugar Hill, N.Y., Mrs. Lewis Pelham, of Locke, N.Y., Mrs. John F. Sykes, of Elmira, N.Y., and Mrs. John W. Clapp, of Lockwood, N.Y.. The sorrowing friends have the heartfelt sympathy of a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn with them in this, the darkest hour of their lives. When is there that will not niles Will? He leaves a vacant place that cannot easily be filled. The sweet voice is hushed in this world, but in the great hereafter, may we all be permitted to hear it one more, joining in the songs of the redeemed, and where it will sound sweeter and clearer, for there will be no troubled notes to enter in and mar the harmony (obituary).
George Bloom b. 1754 Ahlersbach, Germany, as a young man was compelled to serve in the Hessian Army and brought to America during the Revolutionary War. He was captured by Americans and espousing their cause never returned. George m. Mary Ater of Maryland. George acquired lot 105 by assignment from Daniel DeWitt on 24 Nov 1790. Enumerated in Chemung, Montgomery (that portion that became Tioga and later Chemung) County, New York in 1790 with one male over age sixteen (b. before 1774), one male under age sixteen (b. 1775-90), and five females in the household. They removed in 1798 to Burlington, Bradford County, Pennsylvania where they raised their children and died.
Solomon Bovier (originally Bevier) was baptised 4 Dec 1748 Kingston, Ulster County, New York son of Abraham Bevier and Margaret Elting. Abraham was a son of Samuel Bevier and Magdalena Blanchan and grandson of Louis Bevier, a French Huguenot who m. Marie LeBlanc. Solomon m. Eleanor Griffin, often known as Nellie, b. 22 Nov 1745 New Paltz, Ulster County and they resided in New Paltz, New York and where their children were baptised in the Dutch Reformed Church. In 1772 he gave money towards the building of a church and in 1774 he signed the Articles of Association. He served in the Revolutionary War. On 13 Aug 1783 Solomon and Eleanor deeded land, which he signed by mark. On 6 Nov 1788, lot 171 of 1,000 acres in what is now the town of Tioga, Tioga County, New York was surveyed to Solomon Bevier. On 5 Nov 1788, lot 57 of 109 acres for George Hall was assigned to Solomon in what is now the Town of Southport, Chemung County, New York. Enumerated in Chemung, Montgomery County (that portion that is now Southport, Chemung County), New York in 1790 as Solomon Beauverie with two males over age sixteen, three males under age sixteen, and five females in the household. Solomon appears on the 1794 tax list of Newtown (formed from Chemung and included present Elmira, Southport and other towns). On 6 June 1795 Solomon Bovier was received as a member of the Baptist Church of Chemung and baptised the following day. Eleanor was baptised 21 Jan 1797 in the same church. Solomon appears on the 1 Oct 1798 assessment list. Solomon enumerated in Tioga County, New York (that portion that became Chemung) in 1800. In the church records, there was some difficulty, which was not explicity stated, between Solomon Bovier and Brother Townsend and on 16 Apr 1800 the church met in fellowship and withdrew the rite hand of fellowship from Solomon for neglecting to hear the church and suing Brother Townsend to the law contrary to the rule in the gospel. On 1 Aug 1801 Brother Rockwell made his return from Elenor Bovier “that he found her very hard against the Church for dealing with her husband and she refused to hear the call of the Church or meet with them for which we are under gospel obligation to withdraw the rite hand of fellowship from her.” Solomon was enumerated in Southport in 1810 with a wife and a female of age ten and under age sixteen in the household. Solomon d. 10 (bible) 11 (ts) Nov 1810 62y (ts and bible) and Eleanor d. 12 Aug 1840 94y 8m 21d (ts) Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Town of Southport. Her death notice in the Elmira Gazette, August 22, 1840 gives the same date and age, except for 41 days, which is obviously a misprint.
1. Abraham Solomon Bovier bpt 26 June 1774 Reformed Dutch Church
at New Paltz and baptised 11 Sept 1791 in the Baptist Church of Chemung.
2. Roelof (Ralph) Bovier bpt 21 Jan 1776 as “Roeleph” at New Paltz and baptised 12 Mar 1797 in the Baptist Church of Chemung.
3. John Bovier b. 8 May bpt 15 June 1777 New Paltz.
4. Margrietje (Margaret) Bovier b. 8 Jan bpt 31 Jan 1779 New Paltz.
5. Catherine Bovier b. 17 Aug bpt 27 Aug 1780 New Paltz as “Caty Bovier” and 5 Mar 1797 in the Baptist Church of Chemung. On 5 July 1800 the church “took up the matter of Catherine Bovier and withdrew the rite hand of fellowship from her for vain conduct.”
6. Charity Bovier b. 31 Jan bpt 10 Feb 1782 New Paltz.
7. Eleanor Bovier, known as Nellie, b. 27 Nov 1783 bpt 4 Jan 1784 New Paltz.
8. Noah Bovier b. 25 Apr bpt 12 June 1785 New Paltz.
9. Maria Bovier b. 20 Oct 1787 bpt 11 Nov 1787 New Paltz.
1. Abraham Solomon Bovier bpt 27 June 1774. On 5 May 1792 church members (Baptist Church of Chemung) met to discuss the case of Abraham S. Bovier for “joining vain company and raffling and drinking” and on 7 July 1792 the church met in fellowship and excluded Abraham S. Bovier from fellowship for “gambling and drinking and leaving his father contrary to his order.” On 3 Oct 1795 he was restored to membership. On 5 Nov 1796 a charge was brought against him for “unruly conduct” by Unes (Eunice) Bennitt and on 3 Dec he gave full satisfaction for the charge brought against him. On 1 Apr 1797 a letter of fellowship was given to Abraham by the church. Wife, Mary d. 1848.
6. Henry Bovier b. c. 1820 d. 1872 Rochester, New York.
2. Roelof Bovier, known as Ralph, bpt 21 Jan 1776 m. Mary Smith, known as Polly, b. 1781-90. Ralph was listed on the 1800 taxable list of Tioga Township, Lycoming County (included a part of present Wells) as Ralph Brevear, farmer, age 25. A mortgage dated 15 Oct 1806 to George Buchanan, describes land bound by Ralph Bever and Thomas Wilson. Ralph first appears on the 1815 assessment of Wells. On the 1820 assessment list, Ralph resided on warrant parcel 1384 which is in present South Creek Township. Enumerated 1820 and 1830 census of Wells. Ralph acquired the property of George Hyde at Aspinwall (now Coryland), Wells Township. Ralph last appears on the 1837 assessment list of Wells. Enumerated in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1840 with a wife and two older children in the household. Orin Bovier appears on the 1833 Wells assessment as a single freeman, believed to be a son. In the History of the Genesee Country Vol. 4 p. 628 it related hat Ralph was a pioneer of Chemung County, New York and was buried near Elmira. Ralph d. 1866.
Sandra Heaxt a descendant has in her possession a family bible for Solomon N. Bovier, son of Ralph. The bible was dated 1848 and there is a note at the beginning of the entries that say they were transfered from the old bible. It gives Ralph’s name as Reulief Bovier and his wife’s name as Polly, but it gives no other information about them.
10. son b. 1795-1804.
11. Solomon N. Bovier b. 23 Sept 1803 (bible).
12. son b. 1805-10.
13. Noah Bovier II b. 24 Oct 1809 Southport, Chemung County, New York.
14. son b. 1816-20.
15. daughter b. 1811-20.
16. daughter b. 1811-20
17. daughter b. 1821-25.
18. daughter b. 1821-25.
Lydia Ann Bovier of Elmira m. 7 Mar 1846 (Elmira Gazette, March 12, 1846) Joseph Roberts of Southport. Possibly a daughter of Ralph.
3. John Bovier b. 8 May 1777 m. 22 Jan 1804 Hannah Smith b. 17 Dec 1787. Resided town of Southport and were enumerated next to his father in 1810. Hannah was received as a member of the Baptist Church of Chemung at Wellsburg, and baptised 4 Nov 1820. John received and baptised 1 Dec 1820. Hannah d. 28 Nov 1825 37y 11m 11d (ts) Fitzsimmons Cemetery. John m. 22 Mar 1826 Margaret Anable and she d. 15 Nov 1861 76y 3m (ts) and John d. 18 Nov 1861 84y 7m 10d (ts) Fitzsimmons Cemetery.
Children of John and Hannah:
19. Ward Bovier b. 20 Apr 1806 Southport.
20. Sarah Bovier b. 11 Jan 1808.
21. James Madison Bovier b. 2 June 1810.
22. Diana Bovier b. 8 Apr 1812.
23. Hilah Bovier b. 17 Feb 1814.
24. John Bovier, Jr., b. 18 Jan 1816.
25. Sophia Bovier b. 14 Jan 1818 d. young.
26. Rebecca Bovier b. 15 Mar 1819.
27. Mary Bovier b. 2 Feb 1821.
28. Hannah Bovier b. 26 Feb 1823 d. young.
29. Jane Bovier b. 30 Sept 1824.
Child of John and Margaret:
30. Hannah E. Bovier b. 10 Feb 1830, single, d. 8 May 1857.
8. Noah Bovier b. 25 Apr 1785 m. 27 Apr 1811 Mary Comfort, known as Polly, b. 28 Oct 1793 Deer Park, Orange County, New York daughter of Edward Comfort and Lavina Morgan. Noah appears on the 1812-13 (the earliest assessment list) assessment of Wells and last appears on the 1820 assessment list. They removed to neighboring Columbia Township where Noah was enumerated in 1820. Noah and Polly were unable to pay of the schooling of their children on the 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, and 1826 assessment lists of Columbia. Noah appears again in Wells on the 1827 assessment list and in 1828 but not 1829 or later. Not enumerated in Columbia or Wells in 1830. Enumerated in Vernon Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan in 1840. Noah d. 7 Dec 1848. Mary d. 20 June 1876 Caniseto, Steuben County, New York.
31. Eleanor Bovier b. 27 Apr 1812 Southport m. a Scott.
32. Lovina Bovier b. 15 Sept 1813 d. 6 Oct 1813.
33. Margaret Bovier (twin) b. 24 July 1814 m. D. Granger.
34. Elizabeth Bovier (twin) b. 24 July 1814 d. 15 Aug 1814.
35. Jesse Bovier b. 27 Mar 1816 South Creek.
36. Hannah Bovier b. 28 Feb 1818 South Creek d. 22 June 1819.
37. Edward Bovier b. 4 Jan 1820 South Creek.
38. Abraham Bovier b. 11 Feb 1822 Wells.
39. Thomas Morgan Bovier b. 22 Dec 1824 Wells.
40. John Comfort Bovier b. 15 Jan 1826 Wells.
41. Jerusha C. Bovier b. 3 Feb 1828 Southport.
42. Charlotte E. Bovier b. 22 July 1830 Canisteo, New York.
43. James Bovier b. 6 July 1833 Southport.
44. Phineas Reeves Bovier b. 27 Feb 1835 d. 21 Dec 1863 during the Civil War.
11. Solomon N. Bovier b. 23 Sept 1803 was a member of the Baptist Church of Chemung near Wellsburg, New York, first appears on the 1825 assessment list of Wells (compiled fall of 1824). Solomon joined the Baptist Church of Columbia and Wells, 17 Feb 1825, m. 16 Aug 1829 Elmira Edsall b. 21 May 1806 daughter of Samuel Edsall and Sarah Seeley. Enumerated 1830 census of Wells (resided in that portion of Wells that became South Creek Township). Solomon was a physician and farmer. Appears on the first (1836) assessment of South Creek which was formed from Wells. Removed to Granville, Bradford County and was enumerated there in 1840. Will of Solomon dated 14 Sept 1863 Granville named wife Elmira and sons Volney M., Allen, Seely, Solomon L. and daughters Sarah E., and Sophia, both under twenty one. Wife, Elmira and sons V. M. and Allen executors (probate file 1627). Solomon d. 8 Jan 1864 from injuries received by a bull, buried Windfall Cemetery. Elmira d. 10 Nov 1886 Westfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.
Barton Bovier b. 5 June 1830 d. 16 May 1842 buried Windfall Cemetery.
Diana Bovier b. 12 Jan 1832 d. 25 Oct 1841 buried Windfall Cemetery.
Volney M. Bovier b. 19 Sept 1833 d. 24 July 1897 buried Windfall Cemetery.
Celestia P. Bovier b. 24 Mar 1835 d. 31 Oct 1841 buried Windfall Cemtery.
Schuyler Bovier b. 8 Feb 1837 d. 19 Oct 1841 buried Windfall Cemetery.
Allen Bovier b. 22 Dec 1839 m. 26 Sept 1866 (Northern Tier Gazette, Troy, Pennsylvania, October 4, 1866) at East Troy, Pennsylvania, Laura Stevens b. 16 June 1840 East Troy daughter of Benjamin Stevens and Lydia Lebaron and he d. 1 Feb 1879 buried Windfall Cemetery and she m. 15 Nov 1881 (2)Timothy Gustin. One daughter, Harriet S. Bovier b. 27 July 1867.
Sarah E. Bovier b. 22 Oct 1841 m. Johannes LeFever and 24 Aug 1865 (2)James D. Becker.
Seeley Bovier b. 4 Aug 1843 Armenia, Bradford County, Pennsylvania m. Hannah Ayres, divorced 27 Mar 1872 and m. 29 Jan 1873 (2)Florence Emma Becker and he d. 7 Apr 1927 Granville Center buried Windfall Cemetery.
Nelson Bovier b. 10 Nov 1845 d. 2 July 1863 in Nashville, Tennessee during the Civil War buried Windfall Cemtery.
Helen Sophia Bovier b. 24 Feb 1847 m. 19 Aug 1866 Theodore F. Porter.
Solomon Leland Bovier b. 20 July 1849 graduate of Crozier Theological Seminary, ordained Baptist minister in Mar 1879, m. Florence E. Titus and he d. 5 May 1914 Waverly, Ohio.
Adeline Bovier b. 11 Oct 1851 d. 24 Mar 1855 buried Windfall Cemetery.
13. Noah Bovier II b. 24 Oct 1809 m. 1829 Sarah Goodwin Edsall b. 29 May 1810 Ogdensburg, New York. Noah last appears on the 1834 assessment of Wells. Enumerated in Southport, Chemung County, New York in 1835 with four males (including Noah) and two females in the household. Noah d. 20 May 1842. Sarah m. 15 July 1843 (2)Ephraim Dalrymple b. 26 June 1792 Bennington, Vermont son of William and Mary Dalrymple. Sarah d. 24/26 Dec 1880/3 at the Dalrymple home at Bulkhead, Southport, New York buried Woodlawn Cemetery.
Children of Noah and Sarah:
Phila Jane Bovier b. 29 Apr 1830 m. 31 Dec 1849 (Southport marriage record) Samuel Giles Stryker b. 23 June 1827 son of Abraham Stryker and Rachel Giles and she d. 9 Mar 1895.
William Terry Bovier b. Sept 1833 m. 1867 Helen Johnson and he d. Mar 1895.
Mary Rutan Bovier b. 4 Mar 1836 m. Feb 1853 William Rowles.
Lucy Ann Bovier b. June 1838 m. 19 Dec 1867 Richard J. Smith.
Charlotte Tempie Bovier b. 29 Feb 1840 Michigan m. William Henry Wood, residing with her mother in 1880, buried Second Street Cemetery.
Children of Ephraim and Sarah:
Mary Ann Dalrymple b. 12 Apr 1844 Southport.
Sophronia Marie Dalrymple b. 20 July 1847.
Maria Dalrymple b. 1848.
Hannah Dalrymple b. 8 Dec 1849.
Ephraim Dalrymple b. 17 June 1854 Southport, New York m. 4 June 1890 Mary Emily Sheely.
19. Ward Bovier b. 20 Apr 1806 m. 1 Oct 1835 Rhoda Stowell b. 11 Mar 1805 d. 29 Oct 1844 39y 7m 18d (ts) Fitzsimmons Cemetery. Ward m. 26 June 1845 (2)Maria Wait b. c. 1812. Enumerated in Chemung County in 1850 and Southport, Chemung County in 1860. Ward d. 8 Nov 1869.
Children of Ward and Rhoda:
Horace S. Bovier b. 13 May 1837 served Civil War d. 26 Nov 1879.
James Henry Bovier b. 18 Jan 1839 m. Mary Emmeline Boynton and he d. 10 Dec 1896.
Emmett Bovier b. 3 May 1842 d. 7 May 1866.
Alice R. Bovier b. 26 Aug 1844 d. 23 May 1864.
Children of Ward and Maria:
Martha M. Bovier b. 1846 d. 13 Apr 1847 11 months (Southport birth record).
female child b. 1847 (Southport birth record).
Harriet Bovier b. c. 1849 d. young.
Guy M. Bovier b. 5 Aug 1851 d. 28 Jan 1861 buried Fitzsimmons Cemetery.
Cordelia Bovier b. 28 Apr 1853.
20. Sarah Bovier b. 11 Jan 1808 m. 7 May 1829 John H. Cassada and she d. 24 Feb 1832.
21. James Madison Bovier b. 2 June 1810 m. 18 Mar 1841 (Elmira Gazette, April 3, 1841) in Southport, Lurana Brown of Southport b. 12 May 1822 perhaps Truxton, Cortland County, New York daughter of William Brown and Lurana Simmons. Enumerated in Southport in 1860. Officer in the Mexican War, d. 23 Apr 1884 73y 10m 23d and Lurana d. 15 Sept 1887 buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.
John Bovier b. 8 Oct 1842 d. 1 Nov 1842.
Levi Bovier b. 13 June 1845 d. 7 Aug 1845.
Charles B. Bovier b. 7 June 1849 m. Fannie Mae Sickles.
Isaac T. Bovier b. 2 May 1854 d. 22 May 1854.
William H. Bovier b. 22 July 1856 d. 4 Feb 1863.
22. Diana Bovier b. 8 Apr 1812 m. 7 Mar 1839 Simon T. Bovier b. 21 Dec 1815 Ellenville, Ulster County, New York son of Johannes Bovier and Elizabeth Teachout. Johannis Bovier b. 15 Oct 1783 and d. 22 Feb 1842 58y 4m 7d (ts and Elmira Gazette, March 17, 1842) Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Town of Southport. Simon, mechanic, d. 29 Jan 1894 and Diana d. 14 Feb 1898 buried Grove Cemetery, Bath, Steuben County, New York.
Helen Diana Bovier b. 16 Feb 1843 Bath, New York m. 20 Feb 1878 Edwin Russell Curtis.
23. Hilah Bovier b. 17 Feb 1814 m. m. 22 Mar 1838 (Elmira Gazette, March 31, 1838) in Southport Albert Tozer, resided Athens, Pennsylvania and she d. 1867.
Samuel Tozer b. 19 July 1857.
24. John Bovier, Jr., b. 18 Jan 1816 m. 21 Nov 1849 Louisa Parshall b. 24 Oct 1820 daughter of Asa Parshall and Susannah Keeney. Resided Southport. John d. 11 Feb 1863.
Asa Parshall Bovier b. 23 Apr 1851 Chemung County m. Emma Matthews and he d. 10 June 1912.
Flora Edneth Bovier b. 21 Aug 1859 Chemung County m. Isaac B. Coykendall and she d. 27 Jan 1891.
26. Rebecca Bovier b. 15 Mar 1819 m. 27 Mar 1851 in Owego, New York, Job Robbins. Job d. 16 Sept 1878 and Rebecca d. 30 Sept 1890.
Alice A. Robbins b. 18 Feb 1853 d. 27 Feb 1853.
John T. Robbins b. 8 Dec 1858.
Elizabeth R. Robbins b. 22 Nov 1860.
Herbert Robbins b. 11 July 1863 d. young.
29. Jane Bovier b. 30 Sept 1824 m. 2 Apr 1846 (Elmira Gazette, April 9, 1846) in Southport, Jonathan Henry Rogers of Cortland, New York.
Frederick Rogers d. young.
Henrietta Rogers m. William Pray.
Emma Rogers m. Tobieskie Emmons.
35. Jesse Bovier b. 27 Mar 1816 m. 7 June 1838 in Steuben County, New York, Lucretia Abby b. 19 June 1820 Enfield, Connecticut daughter of Harris Abby and Clarissa Wiggins. Resided Canisteo, New York. Jesse d. 30 Sept 1864.
Hannah Marie Bovier b. 25 Feb 1839.
Rachel Vins Bovier b. 11 Sept 1842.
Pamela Bovier b. May 1844.
Lydia Jane Bovier b. 19 Apr 1855 m. Charles Campbell (2)Martin Brown.
Mary Bovier b. 11 Sept 1857 m. Lute T. Howard.
Sarah Adelaide Bovier b. 25 June 1862 d. 15 Mar 1895.
40. John Comfort Bovier b. 15 Jan 1826 m. 18 Oct 1855 in Southport, Martha Goodspeed b. 20 Sept 1837 Dryden, Tompkins County, New York daughter of Adolphus Goodspeed and Betsoloma Hemingway. John d. 10 July 1897 Ithaca, New York and Martha d. 15 Oct 1924 Peekskill, New York.
Harriet Eva Bovier b. 29 Nov 1857 Southport m. J. I. Whiting and she
d. 13 May 1897 Bolivar, New York.
George Ira Bovier b. 7 Jan 1860 Woodward, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, m. Mary Elizabeth Kane and he d.1 May 1911 Ithaca, New York.
Cora Adell Bovier b. 24 Mar 1865 Southport m. Frederick W. Snow.
Oscar Franklin Bovier b. 4 Aug 1867 Southport, single, d. 11 Apr 1911 Ithaca, NewYork.
Nettie Mae Bovier b. 15 Nov 1870 Arcadia, Michigan, single, d. Nov 1971 New York.
41. Jerusha C. Bovier b. 3 Feb 1828 Southport m. 22 May 1847 (Elmira Gazette, May 27, 1847 and 1847 Southport marriage record) in Southport, Isaiah Hilliard of Elmira.
42. Charlotte E. Bovier b. 22 July 1830 Canisteo, New York m. 27 Nov 1844 Jacob Booty.
43. James Bovier b. 6 July 1833 m. 28 Feb 1858 in Canisteo, New York, Nancy M. Knapp b. c. 1842. Served in Civil War. Divorced. James d. Apr 1910 Gratiot County, Michigan.
Edward Bovier b. 13 Feb 1859 Canisteo.
Delilah Bovier b. 18 Oct 1860 Michigan m. 25 Dec 1880 James R. Vanwort.
Carrie E. Bovier b. 27 Dec 1864 Michigan.
Cora Bovier b. 11 Oct 1866 Michigan m. John S. Daniels.
Amy Bovier b. 1870 d. 1870.
Franklin Bovier b. 11 Dec 1875 Emerson Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.
William Bovier b. 18 Apr 1878 Emerson Township.
William Brown b. 5 June 1789 son of Jonathan Brown and Achsah Arnold m. Lurana Seamans b. 5 Mar 1790 and settled in Caton, Steuben County, New York in October 1826. William d. 20 Sept 1833 Port Deposit, Maryland. Lurana d. 11 Apr 1836.
1. Elizabeth Ann Brown b. 29 May 1811 m. E. A. Miller and she
d. 5 Oct 1874.
2. William Arnold Brown b. 24 Oct 1812 Bristol, Rhode Island m. Melliscent Hurd (2)Elizabeth Boone Rounds and he d. 2 Sept 1887 Elmira.
3. Abigail Julia Brown b. 5 Mar 1815 m. Rowley and she d. 26 Jan 1887.
4. Charles Brown b. 26 June 1817 d. 25 Oct 1847.
5. Mary Seamans Brown b. 14 Oct 1818 enumerated with brother John in 1850, m. Helmer and she d. 8 Dec 1904.
6. Clarissa Brown b. 21 Sept 1820 Providence, Rhode Island m. John Higman and she d. 7 July 1878 Benton Harbor, Michigan.
7. Lurana Brown b. 12 May 1822 m. 18 Mar 1841 (Elmira Gazette, April 3, 1841) in Southport, James Madison Bovier and she d. 15 Sept 1887.
8. John Brown b. 6 Apr 1824 Truxton, Cortland County, New York.
9. Anthony Brown b. 23 Dec 1826 d. 21 Apr 1899.
10. Achsah Brown b. 13 Apr 1828 Caton, New York m. 24 Dec 1851 in Providence, Rhode Island, Freeman Clough and she d. 31 July 1902.
11. Comfort Seamans Brown b. 7 Mar 1833 enumerated with brother John in 1850, d. 9 Nov 1876.
8. John Brown b. 6 Apr 1824 m. 1846-47 Martha Clauson Waier of Southport b. Dec 1826 daughter of William C. Waier and Mary Jones. Engaged in farming in Southport. In 1848 they purchased several large tracts of timer in Wells Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania where they engaged in the manufacture of lumber. Besides farming they engaged in farming, lumbering, and manufacture of flour the latter two businesses at Webb Mills. Enumerated in Southport in 1850, 1860, and 1870. John held several offices in Wells and Southport, including ssupervisor in Southport. Enumerated at 219 West Church Street, Elmira in 1880 and 1900. Martha enumerated as mother of five children, four living in 1900 so perhaps one of the children was adopted. Martha d. 14 Jan 1901 Elmira and John d. 8 Mar 1901 Cedar Ledge, Pennsylvania buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.
William D. Brown b. c. 1847.
Louisa C. Brown b. 9 Oct 1849 Southport (1849 Southport birth record) m. Harrison.
Frances Brown b. Feb 1854 m. Frank J. Cassada and she d. 7-8 Mar 1922.
John H. Brown b. c. 1857.
Mattie L. Brown b. c. 1865.
Zebulon Cady b. c. 1754 m. 16 Apr 1778 at Brooklyn Congregational Church, Windham County, Connecticut, Zerviah Jacques. Enumerated in the 1790 census of Chemung, Montgomery County, New York (that portion that is now Chemung County) with two males over age sixteen, two males under age sixteen and four females in the household. Enumerated in the neighboring household was William Jacques. From the 1790 census it would appear that Zebulon lived somewhere east of Seeley Creek on the southside of the Chemung River near the Miller family and other families who settled in that vicinity. Zebulon was still a resident when he appears on the 1794 assessment list of Newtown. Zebulon removed to Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Zebulon was assessed in the “Glass Tax” which was a list (assessment) of lands, lots, buildings and wharves, owned, possessed or occupied on the first day of October 1798 within Tyoga Township, Lycoming County. On the 1800 Tioga township assessment list he was age 46 and a farmer. His name appears on a petition dated 7 July 1803 with other Connecticut title holders to purchase their lands under Pennsylvania title.
Jabez Colver (sometimes Culver and Collver) was baptised 19 June 1731 Groton, New London County, Connecticut son of John Colver and Freelove Lamb. Jabez m. Ann Smith b. 18 June 1740. Jabez was a Presbyterian minister and ministered at the Beemer Meeting Church in Sussex County, New Jersey. Jabez is related to have been employed by the Connecticut Missionary Society to travel in newly settled areas and establish churches. It is also related that during the Revolutionary War, his sympathy was with the British, but chose the Bible rather than the sword, and joined Washington's Army as a Chaplain. Jabez was assigned lot 54 of 101 acres and lot 56 of 150 acres in 1788. Both lots crossed Seeley Creek on what is now Maple Avenue east of Fitzsimmons Cemetery. Jabez and John Culver (sometimes Colver and Collver) were assigned lot 124 of 300 acres on 29 Oct 1788 on the hills west of the Seeley Creek Valley, which they assigned to David Cooley. Jabez enumerated in the 1790 census with two males over age sixteen, two males under age sixteen, and one female in the household.
A historical tablet attached to the old Brick Church in Wysox, Bradford County, Pennsylvania reads:
This October 3, 1791, as Congregational
By the Rev. Jabez Culver, a Connecticut
Church was organized
This was the first church of White people
In Pennsylvania north of Wilkes-Barre and
Mother of the Towanda Presbyterian Church.
The building of this, the “Old Brick Church”
was begun in 1828. The church became
Presbyterian in 1830.
This tablet was erected by the George Clymer Chapter,
Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Eugenia MacFarlane Balch Fund.
They removed in 1794 to Canada where Jabez was granted 600 acres, 400 acres for each of his married children, and 200 acres for each unmarried child. They settled on Lot 1-12, Concession of Windham, and erected the first log house in the township. Eight of their thirteen children are related to have removed with them, at least two of them having died in the Seeley Creek Valley. Anna d. 10 Mar 1813 and Jabez d. 19 Dec 1818 Windham, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada. Four of their sons married daughters of cousin Timothy Colver.
1. Ebenezer Colver b. c. 1756.
2. Phebe Colver b. 29 May 1757 Schooley’s Mountain, Warren County, New Jersey.
3. Anna Colver b. 15 Sept 1759 m. Michael Shoaf/Shoff (name became Shaw in Canada).
4. Jabez Colver, Jr., b. 1760.
5. Freelove Colver b. 18 July 1762 m. Michael Shoaf/Shoff as his second wife.
6. Nathan Colver b. 1764.
7. Aaron Colver b. 22 Feb 1766.
8. John Colver b. 5 Apr 1768 Schooley’s Mountain.
9. Hannah Colver b. 1770 d. 1788.
10. Michael Colver b. 1772 d. 1790.
11. Gabriel Colver b. 6 June 1774.
12. Griffeth Colver b. c. 1778.
13. Benjamin Colver b. c. 1780.
2. Phebe Colver b. 29 May 1757 m. 8 Mar 1779 Stephen Kent b. 1747. Lot 46 of 234 acres was surveyed in 1788 to Stephen Kent and _______ Suffren. This lot was on the Chemung River flats east of Seeley Creek and about half way to Bentley Creek. Enumerated in 1790 with two males over age sixteen, three males under age sixteen and five females in the household. Stephen died 21 Mar 1791 where they settled, which is now in the town of Ashland, Chemung County, New York. Phebe was listed as “widow Phebe Kent” on the 1794 assessment.
Jonathan Kent b. 17 Mar 1786 Tioga County (that portion that is now Chemung), New York m. Patience Goff and he d. 15 Sept 1809 Watkins Glen, New York.
4. Jabez Colver, Jr., b. 1760 m. Hannah Colver and was enumerated in the 1790 census with one male over age sixteen, one male under age sixteen, and two females in the household. The family had removed before the 1794 assessment. Settled at Long Point Settlement (Woodhouse Township, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada) with sons Timothy and Isaac. Jabez d. 29 Dec 1848.
6. Nathan Colver b. 1764 was enumerated in the 1790 census with one male over age sixteen, one male under age sixteen, and one female. Nathan d. 1792 while still a resident and before his families removal from the area.
Jabez B. Colver b. 1789.
7. Aaron Colver b. 22 Feb 1766 m. Elizabeth Colver and was enumerated in the 1790 census with one male over age sixteen and one female in the household. Removed before the 1794 assessment. Settled at Long Point Settlement (Woodhouse Township, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada). Aaron m. c. 1813 in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, Jane Fray b. 18 June 1795 and he d. 26 Sept 1849 Simcoe, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.
Children of Aaron and Elizabeth:
Children of Aaron and Jane:
Aaron Colver b. 14 Jan 1815.
George Leroy Colver b. 1819.
Jane Colver b. 29 Jan 1824.
8. John Colver b. 5 Apr 1768 was perhaps still single in 1790 as he was not enumerated as a head of household. John m. Miriam Colver b. 2 Oct 1772. Settled at Long Point Settlement (Woodhouse Township, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada). Parents of twelve children. John d. 11 Mar 1834 Townsend, Ontario, Canada.
11. Gabriel Colver b. 6 June 1774 m. 23 May 1797 in Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, Martha Colver. Settled at Long Point Settlement (Woodhouse Township, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada).
Samuel Edsall b. 14 Feb 1768 Orange County, New York son of Jacobus (James) Edsall and Charlotte Barton m. Sarah Seeley b. 8 Oct 1772 daughter of Nathaniel Seeley and Jemima Collins. On 3 Nov 1788, lot 100 of 2,553 acres was surveyed to Nathaniel Seeley, Jr., James Seeley, Adam Seeley, Abner Hetfield, and Samuel Edsall in what is now the Town of Southport, Chemung County, New York. They also acquired lot 143 of 1,426 acres. Their residence was in the Seeley Creek Valley, Town of Southport. Enumerated as Samuel Headsall in 1790 in Chemung, Montgomery County (that portion that became Southport, Chemung County), New York with one male over age sixteen and two females in the household. Samuel listed as a taxpayer in 1794. Enumerated in Newtown (that portion that is now Southport), Tioga (that portion that is now Chemung) County, New York in 1800. They left the fertile Seeley Creek Valley for the highest elevation in Wells Township in the southern portion near the Columbia Township line and are related to have removed there in 1805 on land where her brother Adam Seeley and his family had made a beginning. Another record (Dalrymple biography in Four County History) relates they settled in Columbia Township in 1803. Their residence was on warrant parcel 1392 where the Fries residence and later the Brown residence was located on Old Hickory Road just west of the Presbyterian Church. A portion of their property was in Columbia Township. They do not appear on the 1810 census of Smithfield, Lycoming County, which included that portion that became Wells Township. Samuel is related to have built the first frame house in the township in 1812. At a Republican meeting held in Towanda, delegates were chosen and two men from each township in the County were appointed to the Committee of Vigilance and Correspondence. Samuel Edsall was appointed for Wells (Bradford Gazette, Towanda, Pennsylvania, September 21, 1813). Samuel d. 3 July 1845 77y 4m 19d (ts). Sarah renounced her right to administer the estate of Samuel and requested eldest son Jesse Edsall be appointed administrator on 7 July 1845 (Bradford County Probate file 504). Solomon Bovier, Elmira Bovier, and Jesse Edsall requested N. Alvord, Jr., be appointed one of the administrators, 7 July 1845. Inventory taken 9 and 16 July 1845 by David Prutzman and John Strong. Sarah d. 11 Apr 1853 80y 6m 3d (ts) buried with Samuel in Coryland Cemetery near their residence.
1. Parmelia Edsall b. 30 Nov 1788 m. Benjamin Seeley.
2. Jesse Edsall b. 29 Oct 1790 Southport, New York.
3. Richard Edsall b. 1792.
4. Barton Edsall b. 13 Nov 1794.
5. Lewis Edsall b. c. 1797 perhaps d. young as only three males were under the age of ten in the 1800 census enumeration. He was not named in the distribution of his brother Barton’s estate, but sister Adelia and brother Seely were also not named.
6. Charles Edsall b. 1799.
7. Hila Edsall b. 1 Aug 1801 m. Nathan Alvord Jr.
8. Elmira Edsall b. 21 May 1806 m. Solomon Bovier.
9. James Madison Edsall b. Aug 1808 Wells Township.
10. Adelia Edsall b. 14 June 1810 m. Hiram G. Warner.
11. Seely Edsall b. 9 Dec 1812 Wells Township d. 27 Jan 1843 30y 1m 18d (ts) Coryland Cemetery.
12. Andrew Jackson Edsall b. c. 1815.
2. Jesse Edsall b. 29 Oct 1790, soldier War of 1812, appears on the first assessment of 1812-13, single up through the 1824 assessment when it states “single - married,” m. c. 1823 (1824 assessment compiled fall of 1823) Clarissa Wright b. Feb 1801 daughter of Thomas Wright and Sarah Owens. Resided southern Wells at Aspinwall (now Coryland). Jesse d. 2 Oct 1861 70y 11m 3d (ts). Will of Jesse dated 22 Aug 1861 Columbia; son Jonas, 87 ½ acre farm in Wells and Columbia known as Horace Dunning farm, except burying ground and meeting house situate on north side of said farm and bounded by highway, 1 horse, and 50 acres out of Samuel Edsall farm; son Austin 100 acre farm from the east side of Samuel Edsall farm in Columbia and Wells now in possession of Austin, 1 horse, and 50 acres of Samuel Edsall farm having been surveyed and in his possession; wife Clarissa use of 150 acres next to Wells Township line including the mansion house and out buildings and then same to son Jesse provided he provides for his mother and father; balance to seven children, Jonas, Austin, Jesse, Sally, Emily, Hilah, and Amanda; to wife Clarissa all my interest in Baptist Church near Thomas D. Gustins and to her and Jesse first stall in the shed which I built on church grounds, second stall to minister who may accompany the pulpit, third stall to Jonas, fourth to Austin, fifth to Sally Gustin, sixth to Emily Dalrymple, seventh to Hilah Havens, eighth to Amanda Dunning; household goods and furniture to Clarissa. Executors, sons Jonas and Austin. Inventory filed 16 Nov 1861. Clarissa d. 30 Aug 1876 75y 6m 26d (ts) buried with Jesse in Baptist Hill Cemetery, Columbia Township, Bradford County. Elmira, New York City death record relates Clarissa d. 31 Aug 1876 75y 6m 27d at 129 Henry Street.
13. Hiram Edsall b. 5 Apr 1825 d. 3 July 1851 26y 2m 28d (ts)
Baptist Hill Cemetery.
14. Sarah E. Edsall b. 1827.
15. Jonas Edsall b. 13 Sept 1828.
16. Emily Edsall b. 18 Feb 1830 Columbia Township.
17. Austin Edsall b. 1832.
18. Hila A. Edsall b. 18 May 1834.
19. Amanda Edsall b. 1836.
20. Jesse Edsall b. 1838 resided Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania in 1906.
21. Charles Edsall b. 22 Nov 1840 d. 4 Jan 1861 20y 1m 13d (ts) Baptist Hill Cemetery.
22. Harriet Edsall b. 3 Nov 1842 d. 5 Aug 1853 10y 9m 2d (ts) Baptist Hill Cemetery.
3. Richard Edsall b. 1792, soldier War of 1812, m. Julia Bartholomew b. 16 July 1798 Bristol, Connecticut daughter of Isaac Bartholomew and Lydia Deming. Enumerated in Madrid, St. Lawrence County, New York in 1820 with no children in their household. Enumerated there in 1830, 1840, and 1850. In 1850, Richard was an innkeeper. They resided in that portion of Madrid that became Waddington and were enumerated in Waddington in 1860. Julia d. Feb 1877.
Samuel Edsall b. 15 Mar 1821 m. Anna Maria Bockus and he d. 17 May 1871
buried St. John’s Cemetery, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada.
Sarah Edsall b. c. 1823.
Hannah Edsall b. c. 1825 m. 31 May 1849 (vital record) John F. Seeley of Ogdensburg.
Barton Edsall b. c. 1827.
Charlotte Edsall b. c. 1829.
Charles Edsall b. c. 1831.
son b. c. 1833 (1840 census).
Maria Edsall b. c. 1834.
Emily Edsall b. c. 1836.
son b. c. 1838 (1840 census).
Harriet Edsall b. c. 1841.
One of the above unknown named sons was perhaps Wallace.
4. Barton Edsall b. 13 Nov 1794 d. 1 Feb 1830 35y 2m 19d (ts) Coryland Cemetery. Will of Barton dated 25 Jan 1830 (Bradford County Probate file 162) Wells, beloved mother Sally $500, remainder to father Samuel and brothers Jesse, Richard, Charles, James M., Andrew J., and sisters Pemela Seely, Hila Alvord, and Elmira Bovier, divided equally. Executors, Joseph Beaman and David Griswold. Witnessed by Ezra Wood, Nathan Alvord, Jr., and David R. Haswell. On 9 Mar 1830 David R. Haswell certified Barton’s signature. Inventory 17 Mar 1830 by David R. Haswell and Samuel Ingals.
6. Charles Edsall b. 1799 first appears on the 1821 assessment list of Wells, single on the 1822 assessment list, does not appear on the 1823 list, single on the 1824 list, does not appear in 1825, appears in 1826 but not noted as single, m. Mary Miller b. 1808 daughter of Samuel Miller and Mary Gardner of Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Farmer, resided Jackson Township near Millerton. Mary d. 1866 (ts) and Charles d. 1877 (ts) Millerton Cemetery, Jackson Township.
daughter b. 1826-30.
Parmelia Edsall b. c. 1834.
Frances Edsall b. c. 1837.
Elizabeth M. Edsall b. c. 1839 m. 28 Dec 1854 (Elmira Gazette, January 11, 1855) Jackson Morrel of Jackson Township.
Harriet Edsall b. c. 1842.
Laura Edsall b. c. 1847.
One of the above daughters m. G. W. Kimball and she d. Warren, Pennsylvania age 52 and returned to area for burial, perhaps in Elmira.
9. James Madison Edsall b. Aug 1808 m. Sarah Ann Wright b. 6 May 1813 daughter of Thomas Wright and Sarah Owens of Columbia Township. They divorced. Sarah Ann m. (2)James McClure by whom she had children and she d. 3 Feb 1890 at her daughter’s in Tioga, buried Wells. James m. 30 Apr 1840 Jerusha B. Gladding b. 20 Feb 1815 (ts and obituary) Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Resided southern Wells. James d. 19 Oct 1876 68y 2m 11d (ts). After his death Jerusha resided with brother C. E. Gladding at Altus, Columbia Township. When the post office was established at Altus in 1880 she became the postmistress and filled the office for nine years. Jerusha d. 5 Sept 1895 (ts) Gladding (now called Sylvan Hill) Cemetery, Columbia Township.
Child of James and Sarah:
Lewis C. Edsall b. 25 July 1833 Columbia Township m. Charlotte Fairbanks and they were enumerated in Columbia Township in 1880 with daughter Cora Edsall (adopted) b. c. 1862. Lewis C. Edsall’s death certificate records father as James Edsall. Lewis d. 1919 buried Baptist Hill.
Children of James and Jerusha:
Josephine Edsall b. 1841 d. 18 Aug 1844 3y 3m 28d (ts) Gladding Cemetery.
Celestia Edsall b. c. 1846.
12. Andrew Jackson Edsall b. c. 1815 appeared on the 1838 assessment list of Wells as single. He appeared in 1839, but was not listed as single and does not appear thereafter.
14. Sarah E. Edsall b. 1827 m. William Gustin.
15. Jonas Edsall b. 13 Sept 1828 and wife Clara b. c. 1830 enumerated in Wells in 1860, farmer. Jonas d. 29 June 1869 40y 9m 11d (ts) Baptist Hill Cemetery. The Northern Tier Gazette, Troy, Pennsylvania, July 22, 1869 relates d. of typhoid pneumonia in Wells.
Harriet Edsall b. c. 1854.
16. Emily Edsall b. 18 Feb 1830 Columbia Township m. Daniel Dalrymple.
17. Austin Edsall b. 1832 m. Sarah Beaman b. c. 1839. Enumerated in Wells in 1870 and Southport, Chemung County, New York in 1880, cattle dealer. Nephew, William Edsall, age 14, residing with family in 1880. Residence was at Pine City, New York in 1906.
Jesse B. Edsall b. c. 1863.
Nellie Edsall b. c. 1871
Grace Edsall b. c. 1877.
18. Hila A. Edsall b. 18 May 1834 m. Charles Oscar Haven b. Sept 1829 son of Charles Haven and Clarissa Dart. Hila d. 12 Apr 1863 29y 25d (ts) Baptist Hill Cemetery. Will (probate file 1555) of Hila dated 31 Mar 1863 Columbia, husband Charles O. and daughter Clara Frances the farm of 152 acres and husband guardian of daughter until 21.
Clara Frances Haven b. 1858.
19. Amanda Edsall b. 1836 m. Abraham Montgomery Dunning.
John Fitzsimmons b. c. 1726 Antrim, Ireland son of James Fitzsimmons and Margaret Burke who removed to Vincent, Chester County, Pennsylvania, m. 1748 in Chester, Mary Bateman b. 1730. Appears on the 1794 assessment list of Newtown. John d. 1 Feb 1798 perhaps Tarbot, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.
1. Margaret Fitzsimmons b. Vincent m. Neal Davis.
2. William Fitzsimmons b. 10 Mar 1754 Vincent d. Mar 1850 Muncy, Pennsylvania.
3. John Fitzsimmons, Jr., b. 15 Mar 1761 Vincent.
4. Robert Fitzsimmons b. c. 1763 Vincent.
5. Thomas Fitzsimmons b. 1 May 1767.
6. Hannah Fitzsimmons m. Walter Watrous, Jr.
3. John Fitzsimmons, Jr., b. 15 Mar 1761 served in the American Revolution, m. 1784 Mary Quimby and 20 Aug 1787 (2)Mary Fredericks b. 15 Dec 1762 Tarbot, Pennsylvania. Removed to what is now Southport, Chemung County, New York. Appears on the 1794 assessment list of Newtown as John Fitzsummonds, Jr. Enumerated in Newtown in 1800 with four males under age ten (b. 1791-1800), one male of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1785-90), one male of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1756-74), one female under ten (b. 1791-1800), and one female of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1756-74). Enumerated in Southport, Tioga County (that portion that became Chemung County) in 1830 with one male of age ten and under age fifteen (b. 1816-20), two males of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1801-10), one male of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1791-1800), one male of age sixty and under age seventy (b. 1761-70), one female of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1801-10), and one female of age sixty and under age seventy (b. 1761-70). John applied for a pension and stated he served in the Revolutionary War as a private in Pennsylvania Rangers from 10 Aug 1778 through 1Oct 1782. He stated he lived in Tarbot, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania at enlistment and that his father and brothers also served. Granted pension 6 Sept 1832. Mary d. 6 Jan 1850 87y 22d (ts) and John d. 4 July 1851 90y 3m 20d (ts) buried Fitzsimmons Cemetery, town of Southport.
Child of John and Mary Quimby:
6. Elizabeth Fitzsimmons b. 2 June 1785.
Children of John and Mary Fredericks:
7. John Fitzsimmons, Jr., b. 9 July 1788.
8. Anna Fitzsimmons b. 10 Nov 1789 m. 25 May 1819 in Southport, Owen O’Hanlon and she d. 6 May 1871 Horseheads, New York.
9. Jane Fitzsimmons b. 6 Feb 1792.
10. George Fitzsimmons b. 19 Apr 1793 Southport m. 10 Mar 1816 in Dundee, New York, Lydia Raplee and he d. 9 Oct 1870 Reading, Hillsdale County, Michigan buried Methodist Cemetery.
11. William Fitzsimmons b. 12 Mar 1795 m. Elizabeth DeWitt.
12. James Fitzsimmons b. 5 Sept 1798, invalid, resided with parents, d. 5 Jan 1849 50y 4m (ts) Fitzsimmons Cemetery.
13. Thomas Fitzsimmons b. 14 Aug 1800.
14. Sarah Fitzsimmons b. 28 June 1803 d. 30 Mar 1863 59y 9m 2d (ts) Fitzsimmons Cemetery.
15. Neal Davis Fitzsimmons (twin) b. 8 May 1805 Southport m. Sarah H. Smith and he d. 21 Feb 1884 (ts) Fitzsimmons Cemetery.
16. Vincent M. Fitzsimmons (twin) b. 8 May 1805 Southport d. 12 Feb 1889 (ts) Fitzsimmons Cemetery.
4. Robert Fitzsimmons b. c. 1763 m. Mary Layton. Robert was deceased before 1810 when Mary was enumerated in Tioga County, New York (that portion that became Chemung County) with one male under age ten (b. 1801-10), three males of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1785-94), one female under age ten (b. 1801-10), three females of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1795-1800), and one female over age forty five (b. before 1765).
17. Mary Fitzsimmons b. c. 1786.
18. William Fitzsimmons b. c. 1789.
19. John Fitzsimmons b. c. 1791.
20. James Fitzsimmons b. c. 1793.
21. Catherine Fitzsimmons b. c. 1795.
22. Rachel Fitzsimmons b. c. 1797.
23. Mary Fitzsimmons b. c. 1799.
24. Thomas Fitzsimmons b. c. 1802.
25. Margaret Fitzsimmons b. c. 1804.
5. Thomas Fitzsimmons b. 1 May 1767 m. 21 June 1793 in Newtown (Elmira), New York, Susannah Miller b. 7 July 1777 Northampton County, Pennsylvania daughter of Abraham Miller and Wyntje McDowell. Thomas d. 21 Jan 1836 Allegany County, New York and Susannah d. c. 1858 Allegany County.
Minerva Fitzsimmons b. 1794 Chemung m. Samuel Hurd.
Delilah Fitzsimmons b. 1796 Chemung m. William Plummer.
John Fitzsimmons b. 9 Feb 1800 Wayne, Steuben County, New York m. Susan Lazenby.
Bateman Fitzsimmons b. 1803 Steuben County m. Sophia Sortore.
Lewis Fitzsimmons b. 1806 Steuben County.
Jerome Fitzsimmons b. 1809 Steuben County d. Feb 1840 Allegany County.
Robert Fitzsimmons b. 1811 m. Elizabeth Sortore.
Jane Fitzsimmons b. 1812 Yates County m. James Palmer.
Abraham Miller Fitzsimmons b. 1813.
7. John Fitzsimmons, Jr., b. 9 July 1788 m. Mary Quigley and was enumerated in Southport, Tioga County (that portion that became Chemung County), New York in 1830 with one male under age five (b. 1826-30), two males of five and under age ten (b. 1821-25), one male of age forty and under age fifty (b. 1781-90), and one female of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1801-10). Enumerated in the 1835 state census of Southport next to brother Davis with four males and three females in the household, one male subject to military duty and two males eligible to vote. John d. 25 Feb 1861 buried Methodist Cemetery, Reading, Hillsdale County, Michigan.
son b. 1821-25.
son b. 1821-25.
son b. 1826-30.
13. Thomas Fitzsimmons b. 14 Aug 1800 m. 18 May 1826 in Reading, New York, Eliza Watrous. Enumerated in Southport, Tioga County (that portion that became Chemung County), New York in 1830 with two males under age five (b. 1826-30), one male of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1791-1800), one female under five (b. 1826-30), and one female of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1801-10). Thomas d. 1883.
19. John Fitzsimmons b. c. 1791 had a wife Jane b. 1792. John first appears on the 1835 assessment list of Wells Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and appears on the 1836 (compiled fall of 1835) assessment list, but then removed from the township. Jane d. 21 Apr 1836 44y 2m 15d (ts) Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Town of Southport, Chemung County, New York. Jane was removed to Fitzsimmons Cemetery from Wisner Park Burying Ground in Elmira when the interments were removed from that burial ground. John was not enumerated in Wells in 1840. John m. 2 Nov 1845 (Elmira Gazette, November 6, 1845) Alice Beers, often known as Elsie, of Elmira b. c. 1807-8 New York daughter of Henry and Catherine Beers. Enumerated in Deerfield Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1850, farmer, age 53 with Alice and children George and Jane. Returned to Wells and resided on west side of main road in the Seeley Creek Valley on the farm one fourth mile south of the state line where the road forks, which was formally owned by H. T. Benedict and prior to that by William R. Knapp. Enumerated in Wells in 1860, farmer, age 70, with Alice and children George and Jane in household. H. T. Benedict and wife conveyed to John Fitzsimmons the farm in Wells on 1 May 1870 (Liber 112:25). John, age 77, Alice, Jane, and Rachel Fitzsimmons, age 74, enumerated in Wells in 1870. Alice d. 16 Jan 1887 Wells (Bradford County Estate 4295). Joseph H. Beers, brother, administrator of her estate. Charles O’Hanlon, administrator of Jane Fitzsimmons estate conveyed property to his brother Dr. George O’Hanlon, 17 Dec 1888 (Liber 180:391).
George H. Fitzsimmons b. c. 1831 New York.
Jane Fitzsimmons b. 1834 New York d. 18 May 1885 Wells. Will (Bradford County Estate 4283) dated 14 Apr 1885 Wells bequeathed entire estate to step mother Elsie Fitzsimmons and at her decease to brother George Fitzsimmons “who is now abroad” if he should return within twelve years from the date hereof and if he does not estate to Charles O’Hanlon and George O’Hanlon.