TOWN OF DAYTON

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES FROM: "HISTORICAL GAZETTEER AND BIOGRAPHICAL MEMORIAL of CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, NY, ed by WILLIAM ADAMS, Published 1893

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History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)

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Surnames: ALLEN, BENEDICT, SHAW

Asahel ALLEN, son of Peter, a native of Connecticut, was born in Fabius, Onondaga county, Nov. 5, 1802, and came to Dayton in 1818, cleared a farm where that village now stands, and erected the first dwelling house on the site, buying the land of the Holland Land Company at $3 per acre. He finally moved to Cottage, where he died Jan. 21, 1858. His wife, Sally A., daughter of Jonathan BENEDICT, of Onondaga county, died Oct. 22, 1847. Their children were Jonathan B., Peter R., Harlow, Lucy M., Laura J., Eliza L., Mary C., James M., George M., and Ellen M. By his second wife, Julia A., daughter of Timothy M. SHAW, he had three children: Annette, Newton, and Julia A.

Peter R. ALLEN married Betsey, daughter of Daniel and Lydia (EDDIE) JOHNSON, and died July 29, 1880. He was a farmer and wood mechanic. Their only son, Daniel E., was born Aug. 25, 1862, and is postmaster of Dayton. Mrs. ALLEN is still living.

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History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)

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Surnames: ALLEN, REDFIELD, SHAW, WRIGHT, BRAND

Jonathan B. ALLEN was born Aug. 10, 1824, and married, Nov. 8, 1849, Fanny M., daughter of Timothy M. and Amanda (REDFIELD) SHAW. Their children are Ellen (Mrs. A. C. WRIGHT), Laura (Mrs. David BRAND), and Cora L., who died Sept. 2, 1877. Mr. ALLEN is a farmer and has been justice of the peace fourteen years.

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History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)

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Surname: ALLEN

Luther ALLEN also came to Dayton in 1818 and became prominent in town affairs. He arrived before he had attained his majority, and soon returned to Onondaga county for his wife, whom he brought to his rude home on an oxsled. His was the first frame house erected in Dayton village, in 1834. Mr. ALLEN finally removed to Gowanda, where he died in Feb., 1847. He was supervisor of Dayton in 1837, 1838, and 1844.

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Surnames: AUSTIN, HOOKER

Hiram AUSTIN, son of Samuel, came to Dayton in 1826, cleared a farm, and died here Nov. 16, 1875. He was twice married and had three children, of whom Hiram C., born Jan. 26, 1825, married Jane HOOKER, has five children, and is a farmer on the homestead.

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History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)

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Surnames: BABCOCK, BARBER, SMITH, BUTTON, CHASE

Christopher BABCOCK was a native of Rhode Island and served in the Revolutionary war. Asa, his son, born in Westerly, R. I., Oct. 9, 1777, died in Jefferson county, N. Y., in 1840; he married Mary BABCOCK and, second, Elizabeth BARBER, both of whom were born in Westerly. His children were Caroline, Thomas, George W., Amy, Mary, Asa C., Elizabeth, and Christopher J. Christopher J. was born in Smyrna, Dec. 14, 1814, and married, Nov. 11, 1838, Rebecca A., daughter of Silas and Jerusha SMITH, and their children were Amy., 2d, and William A., both of whom were born in Truxton, N. Y. Mr. BABCOCK married, second, Harriet BUTTON, and their children are Julius C. (deceased), Wesley J., Willis A., Frank P., and Herman T. He was formerly a Shipbuilder, but is now a retired resident of South Dayton. He married, third, Mrs. Sarah A. CHASE.

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History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)

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Surnames: BACON, PARK, RICH, DEAN

Norman BACON was a son of Penuel and was born in Onondaga county. He came to Dayton at an early day and died May 9, 1849, on the farm which he cleared. His wife, Lucy Ann PARK, died here in 1872. Their son Elisha H. was born in town Sept. 15, 1846, married, in 1868, a daughter of Zalmon RICH and afterward a daughter of Walter DEAN, and has six children. He is a farmer. His brother Ezek P. served in Co. B, 154th N. Y. Vols., and died in Andersonville prison.

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Surnames: BADGERO, WEST, JOLLS, PETERSON

John W. BADGERO, son of Jacob and Sophia BADGERO, was born in Vermont and came to Dayton while young. He married Laura A., daughter of Abel and Maria (WEST) JOLLS, by whom he had these children: Christiana C., Frances M., Ellery G., Laura M., Phoebe E., Ada E., and Iva M., of whom Phoebe E. is a dressmaker and resides with her widowed mother in Dayton, and Laura M. married M. P. PETERSON and lives in Norfolk, Neb. Mr. BADGERO was a soldier in the late war in Co. A, 154th N. Y. Vols., and died in Dayton.

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Surnames: BARTLETT, CAMPBELL

Dennison BARTLETT came to Dayton while young and died here aged sixty years. His wife was Alzina CAMPBELL, who bore him five children.

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Surnames: BATCHELLOR, DOW

Abner BATCHELLOR, a native of Massachusetts, came to Dayton as an early settler, married Mary A. DOW, had three children, and died June 19, 1880. Netta A., who resides on the homestead, is the only survivor of the family in town.

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Surnames: BLAIR, WEBB, SMITH, CURTIS, WALKER, BADGERO

Charles W. BLAIR was born at Stockbridge, Oneida county, Feb. 22, 1822, and came to Perrysburg and thence to Dayton at an early day. His father was William, son of Robert, a native of Massachusetts. Charles W. BLAIR has served as justice of the peace, highway commissioner, and postmaster at Cottage. He married Pastorette A., daughter of William D. and Betsey (WEBB) SMITH, and their children are Emmett W., Ada A., and Cora A (deceased).

William BLAIR, another son of Robert, was born in Massachusetts in 1785 and came to this town while young, locating at Cottage, where he died Dec. 14, 1862. His wife, Susan CURTIS, was born Feb. 14, 1793, and died Sept. 3, 1832. One of their sons, William W., married Mary WALKER, and of their children Charles H. was born in Perrysburg, Sept. 22, 1838, and July 4, 1865, married Christiana C., daughter of John W. BADGERO. Charles H. BLAIR enlisted in Co. A, 44th N. Y. Vols., was wounded at Gettysburg, and was discharged in 1864. William W. BLAIR served from 1862 until 1865 in Co. K, 155th N. Y. Vols., and was six months in prison.

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Surnames: BLASDELL, ALLEN, SHEPARD, MERRILL

Nathaniel BLASDELL was one of Dayton's pioneers and died here aged sixty-two. Of his seven children David married Lucinda, daughter of Daniel ALLEN, of Persia, and had born to him six children. His brother Daniel was born in Otto, Jan. 28, 1828, married Elizabeth SHEPARD, of Dayton, and of their children Frank married Mary MERRILL and May became the wife of Marshall MERRILL.

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Surnames: BRAND, Howard, LOOMER, SMITH, SHAW, ALLEN

David BRAND came to Gowanda and lived many years, removing finally to Dayton and eventually to Iowa, where he died. Of his children Henry C. was born in Gowanda and died in Dayton in 1872. He married Sarah HOWARD, who survives him, and their son Henry M., born in Dayton on Feb. 22, 1847, married Eliza M. LOOMER, Feb. 20 1869, who died, and he married, second, Rachel E. SMITH. Daniel H., another son of Henry C., was born July 6, 1854, and married Kate, daughter of Jonathan and Fanny (SHAW) ALLEN, and is a farmer in the south part of the town.

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History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)

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Surnames: BROWN, PERHAM, ASHDOWN, WILLIAMS, EASTERLY

Ezra BROWN, a native of Vermont, came to Chemung county, where he died at an advanced age. He served in the War of 1812 and was a farmer. His son Daniel was born June 15, 1813, and came to Dayton in 1847, locating near Howard's Corners, where he died Aug. 5, 1882. He married Fanny PERHAM, who survives him, and their children were Ellen, Harriet Janette, Josephine, Julius, and Ellis. The latter was born Feb. 11, 1856, and Nov. 21, 1875, married Sarah L., daughter of George and Jane (ASHDOWN) WILLIAMS, and their children are Welcome J., Helen M., and Leon W. He is proprietor of a cheese factory with his brother Julius. Julius BROWN, born Feb. 24, 1854, married, Dec. 27, 1874, Ida Ann EASTERLY, has one son, Ellsworth, and is a farmer and breeder and dealer in carriage horses and roadsters.

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Surnames: BUNCE, OLCOTT, PUTNEY, BROWNELL, WHEELER, INGALLS, BADGERO HUBBARD

Rory BUNCE was born in Hartford, Conn., Jan. 9, 1758, and died June 27, 1812. He served in the Revolutionary war. His wife, Elizabeth OLCOTT, born in Connecticut, Jan. 14, 1763, died in Dayton, July 24, 1843. His son Simeon was born in Hartford, Conn., June 9, 1789, and died in Dayton, Nov. 26, 1875. Dec. 28, 1814, he married Esther, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca (PUTNEY) BROWNELL; she died Sept. 20, 1870. Their children were Harriet, Sanford, and Nelson. Nelson BUNCE, born in Dayton, Nov. 30, 1821, married, Nov. 22, 1843, Katharine WHEELER, who died March 24, 1891. Their children were Sanford C., Maria S., Francelia, Jay B., Simeon A., and Nellie L. Mr. BUNCE married, second, Mrs. Mary E. INGALLS. Jay B. BUNCE married, Aug. 15, 1877, Elva A., daughter of Jacob and Adelaide BADGERO. Francelia married George HUBBARD, Jan. 18, 1871, and their children were Katie, Lynn P., and Melva M. She died Jan. 6, 1886.

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Surnames: CASTEN, WHEELER, FAIRBANKS, TOWN

John CASTEN was born in Dutchess county and came to Collins, Erie county, where he died. His son James, born in Dutchess county, Sept. 29, 1801, was located in Buffalo as a dealer in live stock for many years and came thence to Collins and from there to Leon, where he died March 3, 1888. He married Amanda WHEELER (born July 16, 1802), and his children were Ann E., James W., Ira W., Emily A., Mary J., William H., Eunice L., Stephen L., and John G. John G. CASTEN was born in Buffalo, March 14, 1833, and in 1860 married Martha M., daughter of Samuel and Susan (FAIRBANKS) TOWN, of Leon, who was born March 9, 1841. Their children are Susie A., James S., Addie M., John F., Ira B., William E., Stephen A., Ella M., and Archie R. Mr. CASTEN is a farmer in Dayton.

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History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)

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Surnames: CATLEN, BENNETT, PECK

William CATLIN, born in Massachusetts, moved to Tioga county, Pa., and died in Chenango county, N. Y., aged ninety-seven years. He was a farmer and a manufacturer of leather and ratan whips. His wife bore him thirteen children, four of whom served in the Union and one in the Confederate army. One of his sons, Wells G. CATLIN, was born in Tioga county, Pa., where he married Sarah B. BENNETT, and moved to Persia, where he lived twenty-five years. His children were Annie S., Helena, Herbert L., Aaron F., George, and Orren. Orren was born in Charleston, Pa., Aug. 22, 1848, and Aug. 17, 1875, married Melissa A. PECK (born in Persia, Nov. 1, 1851), daughter of Joel and Philena PECK, and their children are Inez, J. Gordon, and Orren. Mr. CATLIN is a cheesemaker in Dayton.

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History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)

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Surnames: COMSTOCK, REMINGTON

Abner COMSTOCK, a Canadian by birth, came to Dayton in 1829 and died in 1859. He had ten children by two marriages, among them being David, who was born in Persia and married a daughter of Ransom REMINGTON, by whom he has had five children.

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History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)

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Surnames: CROWELL, FAULKNER, ROBBINS, SMITH

David CROWELL was born at Sherburne, N. Y., and came to Villenova, Chautauqua county, where he died in 1861. He was married three times, and of his children David also lived in Villenova until his death in 1841. He married Annie FAULKNER, and their children were Seth, Norman, William, James, George, and Charles H. Charles H. CROWELL was born in Villenova, Aug. 27, 1840, and Dec. 3, 1861, married Celestia ROBBINS, of Hanover, N. Y., and has one son, Fred D., born Aug. 5, 1871. Mr. CROWELL enlisted in 1861 in Co. H, 100th N. Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged in 1862. Fred D. CROWELL married Emma SMITH, of Dayton.

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History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)

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Surnames: DARBEE, PHELPS, CHURCH, AMSDEN, LEWIS

Azariah DARBEE was born in Vermont in 1762. His wife, Susan PHELPS, was born in 1761. They came to Dayton in 1817 and cleared a farm in the western part of the town, where their deaths occurred Aug. 18, 1851, and Jan. 28, 1840, respectively. Their children were Chester, Susanna, Aurilla, Azariah, Olive, Clarissa, Celia, and Henry. Chester DARBEE was born Nov. 24, 1785, served in the War of 1812, cleared a farm, and married Theodotia CHURCH, by whom he had these children: Henry, Olive, Chester, Jr., Simeon, and John. Chester DARBEE, Jr., was born in Hamburg, Erie county, July 28, 1811, and married, first, Caroline AMSDEN, and second, Caroline LEWIS. His children are John H., Lewis H., and John H. John H. enlisted in the 44th Regt. N. Y. Vols. and was shot at the battle of Malvern Hill.

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Surnames: DERSEY, SMITH, HUFF

Joseph DERSEY was born in Germany and came to Eden, Erie county, as an early settler, and died there in 1867, aged sixty-four years. He married Elizabeth SMITH, and. their children were Mary, Elizabeth, Delia, Joseph, Philip, and Jacob. Jacob DERSEY was born in Eden, June 20, 1840, and June 29, 1876, married Mary W. HUFF, who was born June 4, 1851. Their children are Alfred, born April 28, 1882, and Mildred P., born March 13, 1890. Mr. DERSEY is a farmer in the town in a locality known as Fair Plain.

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Surname: DEXTER

Charles W. DEXTER came to Leon and died there at the age of seventy-five years. His grandson, William A. DEXTER, the son of Bela E., was born in Gowanda, Dec. 14, 1856 and is now a farmer in the town of Dayton.

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Surnames: EDDIE, KETCHUM

Elbridge EDDIE was an early settler of Persia, where he died in 1878. He was a native of Enfield, Mass. His son Guilford J. was born in Persia, May 10, 1833, married Clarissa KETCHUM, and has had seven children. He is a blacksmith.

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Surnames: ENGLISH, GERE, WAITE, POTTER, FILLEY

Daniel D. ENGLISH, son of William, was an early pioneer of Dayton. He was born in Washington county, N. Y., May 9, 1807, and died here April 15, 1874. His wife, Amanda GERE, died in Leon, Oct. 21, 1880. Their children were Eleanor, Sanford, Oscar, Alida, Amelia, Edgar, Theodore, and Lewis, all born in Dayton. Oscar ENGLISH, born December 31, 1839, married, Sept. 2, 1866, Mercy R., daughter of William and Basheba (WAITE) POTTER, of Leon. She was born in Machias, Oct. 26, 1843. Their children are Bert L., born May 27, 1869, and Maud (adopted), born Aug. 22, 1878. Mr. ENGLISH has resided on his present farm twenty-four years and has served as assessor three terms. Theodore ENGLISH was born June 22, 1851, and January 10, 1874, married Etta A., daughter of George and Mary FILLEY, and their two children, Ethel and Bernard, were born Sept. 14, 1877, and Sept. 6, 1885, respectively. Mr. ENGLISH is a general merchant at South Dayton.

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Surnames: FISHER, BOWER, TRABER

Carl FISHER, son of John, was born in Dunkirk, N. Y., March 1, 1864. John FISHER was born in Germany in I815, served in the war of the Rebellion, and died in Dunkirk in 1863. July 24, 1882, Carl FISHER married Reka, daughter of Christopher and Caroline (BOWER) TRABER, of Dayton, and their only child is Isabella, born January 23, 1892. Christopher TRABER, son of Gotlieb, was born in Germany, Nov. 26, 1841, came to Buffalo in 1861, served in Co. H. 96th N. Y. Vols., in the late war, married Caroline BOWER, and now lives in Dayton. Mr. FISHER and Mr. TRABER are employees of he Erie railroad.

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History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)

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Surnames: FISHER, GILLETT, COOK

John FISHER, a native of Albany, a miller by trade, a soldier of the War of 1812, died in Italy, Yates county, at the age of 106 years and six months. Of his children James married Rachel GILLETT and of their children Jeremiah was born May 8, 1830, married Sally Ann COOK, has three children, and is a dealer in monuments in South Dayton.

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Surnames: FOSTER, WHEELER, NEWCOMB

Joseph FOSTER, born in Hartford, N.Y., in 1800, died in Otto aged seventy-five. His wife was Hester WHEELER, of Otto, and they had eight children, of whom Harvey, born Oct. 9, 1834, in Otto, married, Dec. 25, 1862, Emily, daughter of Simon NEWCOMB, of Dayton, and is a farmer in this town.

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Surnames: CADWIN, FRANCIS, WHITE, BRIGGS

Francis CADWIN was born in Cayuga county in 1795, came to Hamburg, Erie county, removed thence to Leon, and finally settled in Perrysburg, where he died, aged seventy-five years. His father, Roswell, a native of Connecticut, served in the War of 1812 and died in Cayuga county. Francis married a daughter of Simon FRANCIS, by whom he had seven children, of whom George was born in Hamburg, May 7, 1831, married, Dec. 18, 1856, Mary WHITE, and reared one daughter, Lydia (Mrs. Morris O. BRIGGS, of Buffalo). Mr. FRANCIS enlisted in 1861 in Co. K, 64th N. Y. Vols., and served 14 months.

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Surnames: FULLER, CONKLIN

Henry FULLER, son of Benjamin, had seven children, of whom Edgar was born in Dayton, July 7, 1843, married Alice CONKLIN, and is a Wesleyan minister. His mother Betsey survives and resides in Dayton on the homestead.

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Surnames: GREGG, ADGATE, JOHNSON

Jonathan GREGG, born in New Hampshire in 1791, came to Dayton, where he was killed by a falling tree Oct. 21, 1850. His wife, Philinda, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth ADGATE, died in 1855. Their children were Clarinda, Margaret, Elizabeth, Joseph, Chester, Adgate T., Caroline, and Edgar. Adgate T. GREGG, born April 20, 1837, married in 1864 Philena, daughter of Gile JOHNSON, of Dayton, and has had born to him these children: Lizzie M., Grace C., Althea M., Clara S., and Georgia A. Mr. GREGG enlisted Oct. 2, 1861, in Co. H, 44th N. Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged in 1864. He is a farmer on the Gile JOHNSON farm in Dayton.

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Surnames: HALL, RICH, PARK, BACON, WOOD, LUCE

William G. HALL, son of justice, was born at Portage, N. Y., came to New Albion, and finally removed to near the Wesley postoffice, where he died. He was a farmer, and married Almeda RICH, of Barre, Orleans county, who survives him and resides on the homestead. His children were Charles W., Leonard O., Alzina A., Mary D., Delbert, Rowland, Arad, Sarah, Denton, and Marian (deceased).

Charles W. HALL was born in New Albion, Nov. 3, 1837, and March 11, 1861, married Betsey A., daughter of Norman L. and Lucy A,. (PARK) BACON, by whom he has one son, Burt H. Mr. HALL is a merchant and postmaster at Wesley. He served as corporal in Co. B, 154th N. Y. Vols., and was at the battles of Chancellorsville and Rocky Face Ridge, being severely wounded at each engagement.

Delbert HALL, another son of William G., was born in New Albion, May 12, 1848, and married, March 27, 1865, Mary J. WOOD, a native of Niagara county, who has borne him three children: Glenn W., Willie J., and Jennie M. Mr. HALL served in the late war in Co. D, 179th N. Y. Vols., and is now a carpenter and proprietor of a planing-mill in Dayton village. Glenn W. HALL, born Aug. 15, 1868, married Anna, daughter of Obediah and Mary J. LUCE, of New Albion, has one son, Blaine D., and is a farmer in the south part of the town.

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History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)

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Surnames: HALL, MOSHER, WATKINS, SHAFER

Calvin HALL, a native of Vermont, came to Dayton in 1855, where he died in 1890. His wife, Sarah MOSHER, died here aged fifty-four. They had three children: Calvin E., Phebe, and Lydia. Calvin E. HALL was born Jan. 22, 1826, came to Dayton with his father, and finally moved to Buffalo, where he died in 1890. By his wife, Sarah WATKINS, he had these children: Mary Z., Ada, Edmond, Drusa, Jessie, and Robert B. The latter was born in New Albion, July 1, 1853. January 1, 1872, he married Nettie, daughter of Patrick SHAFER, of Salamanca, and their children are Gertrude, Charles C., Jessie M., and Mabel D. Mr. HALL is a farmer on the homestead. Patrick SHAFER, son of Andrew, was born Oct. 26, 1822, and died Oct. 15, 1875; his wife Cordelia was born May 20, 1820, and died Jan. 16, 1876.

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History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)

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Surnames: HILLBERT, HARVEY, BAILEY, PAYNE, SKEELS

Nelson HILLEBERT, son of John C. and Elizabeth HILLEBERT, was born in Onondaga county, Nov. 11, 1809, came to Dayton in 1837, and settled near Wesley, where he died Sept. 13, 1871. He was postmaster and highway commissioner many years. He married, Sept. 11, 1845, Eleanor HARVEY, and their children were Emeline J., Amelia, George N., Adaline, Mary, and Warren W. Mrs. HILLEBERT survives her husband and resides on the homestead. Emeline J., born in Dayton, Sept. 22, 1846, married, Feb. 15, 1871, George BAILEY, and has one daughter, Dora E.; Warren W. was born Aug. 21, 1885, married Belle PAYNE, and has two children: Willie J. and Chester. George N. HILLEBERT, born in Dayton, Jan. 27, 1851, married Ursula SKEELS, and their children are Nelson and Clifford (deceased). Mr. HILLEBERT is a farmer in town.

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Surnames: HOOKER, GATES, FIFE, WATERMAN, JOHNSON

Jacob HOOKER was a son of Daniel., who was a native of Germany, a resident of Boston and later of Brandon, Vt., and a soldier of the Revolution. His wife, Mary (GATES) HOOKER, died in Perrysburg aged about ninety years. Jacob HOOKER was born in Stowe, Mass., came to Perrysburg in 1835, and died Nov. 25, 1863. His wife, Lois FIFE, was born Dec. 24, 1788, and by her he had five children.

John HOOKER, another son of Daniel, married Philena WATERMAN, reared ten children, and died in 1888, in Perrysburg. His sons Hall and Ray served in the Rebellion, the first mentioned being killed in action. Newell P. HOOKER, another son, was born in Perrysburg, March 20, 185o, married, June 22, 1884, Christine JOHNSON, and has five children. Mrs. JOHNSON was born in Sweden, Feb. 1, 1860, Her father came to Dayton in 1884 and is a farmer.

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Surnames: HOWARD, BACON, TOWN, ROSS, INGERSOLL, REMINGTON

Harry HOWARD, a native of Onondaga county, came to Persia as one of the first settlers, cleared a farm on Nash hill, and thence removed to Dayton, where he died in 1881; his wife, Delilah BACON, died in 1888. Their children were Harriet, Amanda, Alexander, Norman, Emeline, and Charlotte. Alexander HOWARD, born in Persia, died in Dayton in March, 1861. He married Lucy, daughter of Amos and Almeda (TOWN) ROSS, and his children were James, Albert, Emma, and Amanda. William H. HOWARD was born in Wisconsin, June 8, 1850, and March 1, 1874, married Mary A., daughter of Hiram and Alzada (INGERSOLL) REMINGTON, of Leon, and his children are Worden A., born March 13, 1875; Bertha, born April 13, 1876; Orville, born Feb. 17, 1880; Ray, born July 18, 1885; and Custer, born Feb. 18, 1891. Mr. HOWARD is a farmer in the southeast part of Dayton.

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Surname: HUBBARD

Harvey HUBBARD, a native of Massachusetts, came to Dayton while young and died here in 1872. His son Charles accompanied him to the town and still resides within its limits, having removed in 1891 from near Markham to his present location. Several family connections of the name also live in Dayton and hold high places in the esteem of the community.

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Surnames: HULETT, CALKINS, DARBEE, ALLEN, KIMBALL, DYE, STIVERS, WADE

Asahel HULETT was born in Shaftsbury, Vt., in 1800. His father, Aaron, served seven years in the Revolutionary war as groomsman of Washington's horses. Asahel married Almira, daughter of Elisha and Dolly (CALKINS) DARBEE, who bore him eleven children, of whom Andrew J., born Oct. 26, 1833, married in 1856 Frances ALLEN, by whom he had two children, Lucy and Allen. Mr. HULETT married, second, Mrs. Elizabeth KIMBALL, daughter of John DYE, in 1865, who was the mother of two children, Helen and Horace Greeley. His third wife was Mrs. Annie DYE, daughter of Jonathan C. and Margaret (STIVERS) WADE. Mr. HULETT enlisted in July, 1863, in Co. C, 112th N. Y. Vols., and served to the close of the war. His brother Marcus was a soldier in Co. A, 154th N. Y. Vols.: another brother, Asahel, was a member of Co. B, 112th Regt. Mr. HULETT is a blacksmith in South Dayton.

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Surnames: HURLBURT, EASTON, VINCENT

Edward C. HURLBURT, son of Byron C. and Harriet C. HURLBURT, was born in Haskinville, N. Y., April 17, 1868. Aug. 31, 1889, he married Bertha M., daughter of Oscar and Emma (EASTON) VINCENT, of Leon, and resides on the EASTON estate in the southeast part of the town.

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Surnames: INMAN, CALDWELL, BLAIR, RANDALL, HOOKER

Harvey INMAN came to Dayton with James CALDWELL and married Betsey C., daughter of William and Susan BLAIR. His father, Peleg, served in the War of 1812. Harvey INMAN removed to Illinois, but returned after a few years to Dayton and enlisted in the late war and served until its close, being captured at Chancellorsville and incarcerated in Libby prison for a time. He died in Dayton, May 24, 1891. His wife survives him and resides with their daughter at Cottage, where also live two sons, Henry and Orris. Lowell D. INMAN, born in Illinois, Dec. 13, 1854, married Alia RANDALL, and resides at Cottage. H. Burt INMAN, son of Harvey, was born in Dayton, May 16, 1842, married Harriet, daughter of John and Philena HOOKER, and has six children. He served three years in Co. H, 44th N. Y. Vols., in the Civil war.

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Surnames: JOHNSON, SALISBURY, RICH

Gile JOHNSON was a son of John, who served in the War of 1812 and died in Herkimer county. He was also a brother of Ralph JOHNSON, who figures largely in the early settlement of the town. Gile died here in 1872. His first wife was Philena SALISBURY and the mother of three children. His second wife was Milla RICH. His children were Calvin, Corydon C. (see Medical chapter, p. 168), George, Gile, Belva, Philena, Mary, Elsie, Althena, Leonard, and Julia. Ralph JOHNSON was supervisor of Dayton in 1851, while his brother Gile served in the same capacity in 1855 and 1857.

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Surnames: JOHNSON, CROSBY

Leroy B. JOHNSON, son of Hugh, was born in Mansfield, June 7, 1855, and Nov. 22, 1876, married Jennie, daughter of Lot and Rachel CROSBY, by whom he has five children. Mr. JOHNSON is a merchant and postmaster at Cottage, and is also a farmer. Hugh JOHNSON served in Co. K, 56th N. Y. Vols., and now resides in Fredonia, N. Y.

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Surnames: JOLLS, FOSTER

Carrier JOLLS was an early settler in Perrysburg, where he died. Among his large family of children was John, who was the first to settle on the present FOSTER farm, where he died aged seventy-nine. He likewise had a large family from two wives.

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Surnames: LAW, DAILEY

Chauncey E. LAW, son of Lewis M., who was for many years a hardware merchant and died in Pennsylvania in 1861, was born in Aurora, April 22, 1857, and married, May 2, 1882, Minnie E., daughter of George and Caroline DAILEY, of Dayton, by whom he has had two children, George L., born July 30, 1883, and Chester D., born Jan. 4, 1892. Mr. LAW is a resident of Dayton.

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Surnames: LEONARD, MANCHESTER

Isaac LEONARD was born in Taunton, Mass., came to Perrysburg in 1825, and thence to Dayton, where he died aged sixty-nine years. His wife, Lucy MANCHESTER, a native of New Hampshire, died here at the age of forty-seven, after bearing these children: Joseph N., Otis W., Ann M., Schuyler B., Maryette, Ellen, Lyanda, and Cornelia. Mr. LEONARD's father, Noah, a native of Massachusetts, served seven years in the Revolutionary war and died in Southfield, N. Y., aged ninety years. Joseph N. LEONARD is a farmer in the town of Dayton on a farm of 242 acres.

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Surnames: LOCKE, WOOD, McMILLEN

Henry W. LOCKE was born in Massachusetts and came to Dayton from Moravia, Cayuga county, in February, 1852, clearing what is known as the LOCKE farm, where he died in 1890 at the age of eighty-five years. He was born Jan. 22, 1805, was justice of the peace three years, and married Temperance WOOD, of Moravia, who died in 1883. His children were Henry A., James, David A., Mary A., Mary L., and John, all of whom were born in Moravia. John LOCKE came to Dayton with his father and now resides on the McMILLEN farm.

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Surnames: MARKHAM, ADGATE, GREGG, CHASE, DAY

Henry J. MARKHAM is a lineal descendant of an English family of the name who were early settlers of Massachusetts, of whom Benjamin, grandfather of Henry J., was seven years in the Revolutionary war and finally moved to Broome county, where he died. His son Joshua had five children, of whom Henry J. was born in Windsor, Broome county, Jan. 1, 1815, married, Feb. 17, 1842, Clarinda, daughter of Jonathan and Philinda (ADGATE) GREGG, and has had born to him these children: John H., born Dec. 8, 1843; Philinda, born March 17, 1847; and Annie B., born Aug. 30, 1867. Mr. MARKHAM is a farmer on 700 acres of land, most of which he cleared. His son John H. married, Aug. 11, 1870, Harriet, daughter of Eli and Sirena (CHASE) DAY, has two children, Sirena and Annie, and is a farmer near the station of Markham.

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Surname: MARKHAM

Aaron MARKHAM is a native of Massachusetts, came to Dayton in 1836, and died here in 1852. Among his five children was Aaron, Jr., whose son William R., born Nov. 27, 1814, came to this town in 1843, where he still resides, a retired farmer. Of his sons Aaron and Sylvanus, served in the late war in the Ellsworth's Zouaves, the former being killed (age nineteen), and Philo A. was a member of Co. B., 154th N. Y. Vols., and lost an arm at Rocky Face Ridge. The latter was brevetted first lieutenant for meritorious service.

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Surnames: MASON, CRANE

Henry C. MASON is a son of Isaac MASON, who was born in Massachusetts, Nov. 23, 1798, and died Dec. 27, 1885. Brooks MASON, the father of Isaac, was a Revolutionary soldier and the third settler in the town of Penfield, Monroe county, where he died. Henry C. MASON was born in Penfield, Sept. 14, 1825. Oct. 31, 1847, he married Amanda M. CRANE, who bore him these children: Orinda C., born May 20, 1850: Isaac C., born April 28, 1852; Levi D., born May 14, 1854; and Loren D., born Sept. 25, 1860, now a farmer in Dayton. James B. MASON, a brother of Henry C., was lieutenant-colonel in command at Clinch Mountain, West Virginia, where he was killed in 1863. George P. MASON, another brother, was captain of Co. B, 11th Mich. Vols., and was killed in Kentucky. Levi A. MASON, still another brother, enlisted as captain of Co. 1, 2d Mich. Vols., and served-to the close of the war, participating in forty-seven different engagements. Russell B. MASON, another brother still, enlisted in Aug., 1861, in a Michigan regiment, and was wounded at White Oak Swamp. Henry C. MASON, the fifth brother in service in the war of the Rebellion, enlisted in Co. C, 64th N. Y. Vols., in Sept., 1861, and was discharged Dec. 3, 1862. He is now a farmer near South Dayton.

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Surnames: McMILLEN, BEACH, SHEPARD

William McMILLEN, Sr., son of Hugh McMILLEN, who was born at Loch, Scotland, came to America and settled near the head of Lake George, where he became an enterprising citizen, and where he died. Among the children of William, Sr., was William, Jr., who was born in Athol, Warren county, Nov. 8, 1813, and came to Dayton in 1831. By his first wife, Esther BEACH, of Bennington, Vt., he had five children: Mary A., Margaret, James, William W., and Wesley. His second wife was Corilla SHEPARD, who has borne him six children: Orland, Rachel, John, Edwin, Frank, and Irving. Mr. McMILLEN has been deputy sheriff and constable nine years and now resides near Markham.

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Surnames: MERRILL, PRENTICE, ALLEN, DAY, RHODES, MARSHALL

Johnson MERRILL, son of Captain Israel, was born in Manchester, N. H., May 9, 1833, began life teaching school when sixteen, came to Syracuse, N. Y., in 1854, and purchased an interest in the salt works there, and in 1856 removed to Persia, where he married, June 17, 1858, Sarah E., daughter of Benjamin J. and Sally (PRENTICE) ALLEN. They moved to Meadville, Pa., where they both taught school three years, and then went to Oil Creek, Pa., where he engaged in oil speculation. In 1866 they returned to Dayton and settled at Cottage, where he died May 7, 1891. Their only son, William W. MERRILL, was born May 29, 1868, and with his widowed mother occupies the homestead.

Anson C. MERRILL was an early settler of Dayton and held many offices of trust, among them that of supervisor in 1839 and 1840, and died here aged 75. Of his seven children Albert J. occupies the MERRILL farm in Dayton.

Heman MERRILL, son of Barzilla, was born in Fabius, Onondaga county, March 27, 1891, and came to Dayton at an early day. He was supervisor of Dayton in 1846 and 1847. He died on the farm he cleared on June 1, 1871. Heman R. MERRILL, one of his thirteen children, was born here Feb. 1, 1836, married, April 1, 1855, Lydia M. DAY, of Villenova, Chautauqua county, and has bad born to him six children. Mr. and Mrs. MERRILL reside on the Marvin farm in Dayton, where he has lived twenty-eight years.

Silas H. MERRILL, the father of Mrs. Marcus J. RHODES, was born in Dayton in 1830. His father, Heman, was born in Connecticut in 1791 and died at the age of eighty years. Silas H. married Maria J. MARSHALL, of Erie county, Pa., and their children were Ara N. and Martha I. He was prominent in local politics and for many years was a deacon in the Baptist church. On Dec. 29, 1876, he was killed in the Ashtabula (Ohio) railroad disaster, and nothing was ever found of his remains. A pocket knife, a bunch of keys, and his gold watch were all that were recovered by which identity could be established. His watch had stopped at 7:32 P. M. indicating the time of the accident.

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Surnames: MILKS, MILLER, KIMBALL, FRANKLIN

Jonathan MILKS was the first settler on a farm in the south part of Dayton. He was born in Washington county in 1800 and died here at the age of eighty years, his wife Margaret dying aged sixty. Their children were John, Benjamin, Jonathan, Prince W., Luke, Mary, Bashebee, Sarah, and Deborah. Benjamin MILKS married Elida MILLER and their children are Leonard, Charles, Cordelia, Betsey, Garret, Joanna, Deborah, Gilbert, and Freeman. The latter was born in Dayton, July 22, 1831, and Oct. 23, 1856, married Joanna, daughter of Eber and Martha (KIMBALL) FRANKLIN, of Leon. She was born July 24, 1836. Mr. MILKS resides in Dayton village. He has lived in the town from his birth, has been a farmer, and now owns 500 acres of land and a saw-mill.

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Surnames: NASH, BUNCE, SMITH

Silas NASH was a native of Massachusetts and came to Dayton in 1810. He and Simeon BUNCE were the first settlers in the town. He cleared a farm now known as the NASH farm, where he lived until his death. In his house occurred the first birth and first death in Dayton. He married Sally BUNCE, a sister of Simeon, and their children were Aras (the first child born in town), Miranda, Almira, Emeline, and Dewitt. The latter was born in Dayton, July 10, 1818, and died here April 27, 1891. He was a great hunter. With his gun and friends he would roam the wild forests in search of game, which they always found. He married Julia H. SMITH on October 5, 1842. She was an excellent woman and his companion for nearly half a century, and survives him. Their adopted children are Adelbert, Charles, Orlando, and Marshall.

The NASH family has been prominent in the northwest part of the county. Representatives of the various branches have frequently filled positions of trust and responsibility and have invariably served their constituents and their country with unswerving fidelity and lasting honor. Silas NASH was supervisor of Perry in 1818, of Perrysburg in 1821 and 1822, and of Dayton in 1835, 1836, 1841, 1842, 1843, and 1845. Dewitt NASH held the same office for the town of Dayton in 1858 and 1859.

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Surname: NEWCOMB

Thomas NEWCOMB, a pioneer of Dayton, cleared a farm near Markham, where he died at an advanced age. His son Edwin, who was born here in 1831, has married three times and resides on the homestead. Another son, George, served in the 154th N. Y. Vols. and died a prisoner on Belle Island.

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Surnames: OLIVEY, COOMB, VANCE

Isaac OLIVEY was born in London, England. He was paymaster in the Royal Engineers' Corps at Aldershoot. He had one son, Isaac OLIVEY, Jr., who was born in London in 1835 and was drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of Ireland in 1860. His wife, Elizabeth COOMB, who died in London in 1883, bore him two children, William and John. John OLIVEY came to Dayton and married Catharine A., daughter of Joseph VANCE, of New Hamburg, Canada, and their children are Charles D., Clara E., and Laura I. Mr. OLIVEY is a cheesemaker at Markham.

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Surnames: PARK, PARKE, KIRBY, HALL, NASH, ENGLISH

Sidney PARK, son of Ephraim and Betsey PARK, was born in Chenango county, Sept. 1, 1805, and died in Leon, April 17, 1864. He came to Dayton in 1826. His wife, Cornelia E. KIRBY, whom he married June 24, 1825, bore him five children: Wellington N., Betsey E., Elizabeth A., John Q., and Andrew G. The latter was born in Dayton, Aug. 6, 1839, and Jan. 1, 1866, married Mary D., daughter of William and Almeda HALL, of New Albion, and his children were Fenton M., William H., Alzina C., Lester A., and Earle S. Mr. PARK is a farmer, a dealer in hay and grain, and assessor and highway commissioner. Aug. 11, 1862, he enlisted in Co. B, 154th N. Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged June 17, 1865. He participated in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, was transferred to the Army of the Cumberland, was in Sherman's campaign and march to the sea, was first duty sergeant, was taken prisoner at Snow Hill, N. C., March 26, 1865, and was incarcerated within twenty miles of where Jefferson Davis was captured.

Avery PARK, another son of Ephraim, was born in Chenango county in 1800, came to Dayton in 1826, cleared a farm in the eastern part of the town, and died in the village in 1876. He was justice of the peace many years. He married Lodema Ann, daughter of Alexander NASH, of Dayton, who died in I846, their children being Franklin, Electa Ann, Achsah M., Porter A., Artson N., Hudson H., and Esek K. The latter, born in Dayton, Sept. 6, 1830, married, Dec. 25, 1852, Emeline O. WADE, who was born in 1832. Their children are Roselia A. (Mrs. Rowland HALL) and Lincoln A. PARKE. Mr. PARK is a resident of Wesley, where he is a general merchant and farmer and a justice of the peace. Lincoln A. PARKE was born Sept. 11, 1867, and is a merchant with his father.

Porter A. PARK, son of Avery and Lodema (NASH) PARK, was born on the homestead in Dayton, June 26, 1840, and Sept. 9, 1864, married Amelia, daughter of Daniel D. and Amanda ENGLISH, who was born March 14, 1844. Their children are Clayton A., born May 1, 1867; Clarence E., born April 3, I872; Clara A., born Dec. 24, 1875, died Feb. 28, 1879: and Herbert H., born May 8, 1882. Mr. PARK served in Co. K, 25th Wis. Vols., and was discharged Feb. 16, 1865 on account of wounds. He is a farmer near Wesley.

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Surnames: PECK, HYDE, POLAND

Joseph K. PECK, a native of Connecticut, was born Nov. 4, 1776, and came at an early day to Freedom. His wife, Isabella HYDE, also a native of Connecticut, was born June 30, 1779, and their children were Mary, Samuel, Joseph, Hannah, David B., Emily, Porter, Lurany, Eunice, Joel, and Horace, of whom Horace was born in Freedom, Dec. 27, 1831, married, Oct. 3, 1852, Delia POLAND, and has had born to him these children: Hiram C., Jan. 17, 1854; Elmer H., Jan. 25, 1859, died Aug. 25, 1859; Ella O., Nov. 12, 1862; Elma S., Feb. 2, 1865; Willa C., May 2, 1867; Albert H., June 9, 1874; and Elga E., May 25, 1878. Horace PECK has resided on the Matteson farm 39 years.

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Surnames: POTTER, WAITE, LOCKE, JOHNSON

Daniel POTTER came from Wyoming county to Machias, where he cleared a farm and died at the age of eighty-seven years. His children were Allen, Daniel, David, Silas, Achsah, Mary, and William. William POTTER, born in Wyoming county, Jan. 25, 1809, came to East Leon, where he now resides, in about 1840. He married Basheba WAITE and his children are Butler, Allen, George, Silas, Peter, Mary Jane, Melissa, and Mercy. Silas POTTER was born .in Leon, March 5, 1848, and Feb. 20, 1876, married Mary LOCKE, who died in September, 1890. He married, second, Florence, daughter of John JOHNSON, and his children are Juvie and Charles (adopted). He is a farmer in Dayton.

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Surnames: REMINGTON, MAYO, DEAN, ALDRICH, MERRILL, MARKHAM

Orange REMINGTON was born in Wallingford, Rutland county, Vt., June 2, 1810, and came to Onondaga county and thence to Dayton in 1832, where he cleared a farm in the south part of the town and died in 1871. Nov. 11, 1835, he married Mary D. MAYO and his children were Hepsabee, born Nov. 8, 1837; Wallace W., born June 30, 1839; Garret P., born Sept. 5, 1841; and George W., born Feb. 25, 1845. George W. REMINGTON married Alice DEAN and they have one daughter, Carrie I., born April 11, 1870. He is now a farmer on the homestead. His mother, Mary, survives her husband. On the 5th of Sept., 1892, it being her birthday, a re-union of the family occurred, at which were present three children and their families, fourteen grandchildren and their families, and twenty-one great-grand children. Mrs. REMINGTON came from Chautauqua county and has lived in Dayton seventy-three years. Her stepfather, Royal ALDRICH, was the first settler on what is called the Summit, where he cleared 200 acres of land. Garret P. REMINGTON, born in Dayton, Sept. 4, 1841, married, July 4, 1861, Augusta, daughter of Darius and Mary A. (MERRILL) MARKHAM, who was born in Dayton, Jan. 20, 1846. He enlisted in the late war April 4, 1861, and is a farmer on the Benjamin MARKHAM farm.

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Surnames: RHODES, MERRILL

Marcus J. RHODES, son of Joseph (son of George and Annie) and Sarah L. RHODES, of Northville, Pa., was born at Corning, N. Y., March 5, 1854, married Martha J. MERRILL, and has had born to him four children, Maria B., Merrill H., Sarah A., and Silas A. He is a farmer.

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Surnames: RICE, HOWE

James RICE came to Gowanda in 1834 and died in Dayton in 1884. He was a cabinet maker by trade, a farmer, and for twenty-five years station agent at Dayton village. His wife, Eleanor HOWE, survives him.

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Surname: SHERMAN

Hiram SHERMAN, an Englishman by birth, came to New Albion as an early settler and died there in 1861. He married twice, and of his ten children Alvin H. is a harnessmaker in Dayton village.

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Surnames: SMITH, SEARLES, AMES

Chauncey R. SMITH was born in Oneida county. His father, Thomas SMITH, was also born there, was one of the earliest settlers of Villenova, Chautauqua county, where he died March 3, 1872, and served in the War of 1812. Chauncey R. SMITH married Lucy E. SEARLES and died in Villenova aged fortythree. His children were Marvin E. and Emeline D., of whom the former was born in Villenova, July 14, 1840, and married, Aug 15, 1858, Rhoda AMES, by whom he has had these children: Henry P., Susie D., Nellie A., Jennie V., and Emma L. (deceased). Mr. SMITH was proprietor of the SMITH Hotel in South Dayton twelve years and is now a farmer near that village.

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Surnames: SPRAGUE, SHAW, OAKS

Abram SPRAGUE, son of Reuben and Huldah SPRAGUE, was born in Hamburg, Erie county, married Louisa, daughter of Samuel and Mary (SHAW) OAKS, and had two children, Juliette and Emery, the latter of whom was born Feb. 1, 1873, and is now a farmer with his widowed mother. Emery SPRAGUE died in Dayton in 1874, aged sixty-three.

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Surnames: STEELEY, SCOTT, PECK, HOOKER, AUSTIN

Anderson STELLEY died in Franklinville in 1875. His children were Spencer, James, Dottson, Anderson, Olive, and Wealthy. Spencer STELLEY died in Chautauqua county Sept. 7, 1889. For a time he was a resident of Ischua. He married Malinda, daughter of John SCOTT, of Farmersville, and their children were Nathan S., Warren, Laura A., Pelona, Almira, Edwin, Bert, and Adelbert. Laura A. STELLEY,born in Franklinville, July 18, 1860, married, Oct. 7, 1871, Hiram PECK, of Dayton. Their children are Ida, born July 6, 1888; Charley, born Dec. 17, 1884; and Ray, born Oct. 16, 1890. Nathan S. STELLEY was born at Ischua, July 21, 1856, and in 1880 married Mary A., daughter of Hiram C. and Jane (HOOKER) AUSTIN, of Dayton. Their children are Hiram A., Laura A., and Bernice B. He is a harnessmaker in Dayton village.

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Surnames: STUDLEY, HUNTLEY, STARKS, ADAMS, DARLING

Philemon STUDLEY, son of Jonathan and Lois (HUNTLEY) STUDLEY, natives of New England, was born March 27, 1817, settled in Pomfret, Chautauqua county, and finally removed to Dayton, where he now resides, a farmer. He married, first, Elvira STARKS, second, Chloe A. ADAMS, and, third, Alvira DARLING. His children are Mary E., Charles A., David, Maria, and Marion. Charles and David served in the late war, the latter dying in Vicksburg, June 9, 1863. Mr. STUDLEY has been a member of the M. E. church 63 years.

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Bio from:

Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus Co. NY, ed by William Adams, pub 1893

History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)

Page 544

Surnames: TITUS, STARR, WHIPPLE, LEGGETT, DANIELS

Stephen TITUS was born on Long Island in 1772 and died Sept. 4, 1814. He was a farmer. His wife, Sally STARR, born Jan. 25, 1774, died Nov. 30, 1814. Of his twelve children Ira C. was born in Onondaga county, Oct. 1, 1803, and May 4, 1826, married Mary WHIPPLE, who was born in March, 1808. They had five children, of whom Silas, born in Perrysburg, Nov. 21, 1832, married, Feb. 22, 1855, Naoma, daughter of Samuel LEGGETT, who bore him three children, Eva, Frank, and Emma. He married, second, Ellen, daughter of Willard and Johanna DANIELS, and his children by her are Burt, Emma, May, and Burt, 2d. Silas TITUS is a farmer in the west part of the town.

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Bio from:

Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus Co. NY, ed by William Adams, pub 1893

History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)

Page 544

Surnames: VOLK, BEESEL, HOWARD

Adam VOLK was a son of Adam and was born and died in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany. He was a farmer, and of his eight children George was born Jan. 21, 1831, and came to America in 1853. After residing at Black Rock near Buffalo one year he removed to Sandusky, Ohio, thence to Canada, later to Gowanda, and finally to the village of Dayton, where he was killed by the cars March 14, 1893. He was a, cooper by trade, and for sixteen years was proprietor of a hotel in Dayton village. As a gentleman and a citizen he was highly respected. His wife was Catharine BEESEL, who died in 1884, and their children were John J., Louisa, Catharine, George, Ida, and Emma. John J. VOLK was born March 4, 1858, and married Maggie, daughter of Daniel and Emeline HOWARD. He is a hardware merchant in Dayton, and has held the office of town clerk in all twelve years.

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Bio from:
Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus Co. NY, ed by William Adams, pub 1893
History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)
Pages 544 & 545

Surnames: WAITE, BARSE, ROBERTS, POLAND, PECK

Benjamin WAITE, born in Washington county, came to East Leon with his father in 1830 and died there in 1891. He married Martha, daughter of George BARSE, and his children were Vermelia (Mrs. Alphie ROBERTS), Fred, Lucy, and Albert. Albert WAITE was born in Dayton, March 7, 1858, and Feb. 29, 1882, he married Ella, daughter of Horace and Adelia S. (POLAND) PECK. Their children are Martin M., born Feb. 4, 1883, and Nettie M., born June 12, 1888. He is now a farmer on the homestead.

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Bio from:
Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus Co. NY, ed by William Adams, pub 1893
History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)
Page 545

Surnames: WELLS, HOPKINS, FARNSWORTH, SMITH

Elijah WELLS, Jr., son of Elijah and Lydia WELLS, of Massachusetts, was born in Conway in that State and moved to Oneida county and finally to Perrysburg, where he died. By his wife, Mercy HOPKINS, he had these children: Thomas, John, Clarissa, Dexter, Elijah, and Luther. Elijah WELLS was born in Sangersfield, Oneida county, Nov. 1, 1813, came to Perrysburg with his father, and married, April 7, 1842, Lovina, daughter of John and Julia FARNSWORTH, who bore him children as follows: John L., Julia A., Clarissa, Jonathan S., Adelbert C., and Eleanor. Mrs. WELLS died at the age of seventy-eight. Mr. WELLS survives her and resides in Dayton. Adelbert C. WELLS married Lillie SMITH and has one son, Leo. He lives with his father on the homestead. John L. WELLS enlisted in the 64th Regt. N. Y. Vols. and died at Camp California in 1862 of typhoid fever.

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Bio from:
Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus Co. NY, ed by William Adams, pub 1893
History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)
Page 545

Surnames: WILBER, GOLDING, WHITE

Joshua WILBER was born in Collins, Erie county, June 17, 1819, married, Jan. 29, 1840, Clarinda, daughter of Daniel L. and Sybil (GOLDING) WHITE, and came to Dayton in 1885. His father, Stephen, a native of Vermont, came to -Buffalo in 1807, being there at the burning of that city in 1814, and removed to Collins, where he died in 1862. Isaac WILBER, the brother of Stephen, was a native of Scotland and a Quaker, and before settling in Danby, Vt., followed the ocean for about twenty years. He eventually came to Collins, where he died at nearly 100 years of age. The children of Joshua and Clarinda (WHITE) WILBER are George, Daniel, Imogene, Steukley, and Frank B. He enlisted in Co. D, 10th N. Y. Cav., and served under Gen. Sheridan until the war closed.

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Bio from:
Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus Co. NY, ed by William Adams, pub 1893
History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)
Page 545

Surname: WILCOX

Alanson WILCOX became a settler of this town at the age of twenty years. He served in the War of 1812. His son William C., who was born here in 1845, has married twice, and lives on the WILCOX homestead.

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Bio from:
Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus Co. NY, ed by William Adams, pub 1893
History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)
Page 545

Surnames: WOOD, SATTERLY

Alonzo WOOD, son of George, married in 1844 Betsey SATTERLY, of Otto. He served in Co. A, 9th N. Y. Cav., and is a farmer in the town of Dayton.

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Bio from:
Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus Co. NY, ed by William Adams, pub 1893
History of the Town of Dayton Chapter XXIII (23)
Page 545

Surnames: WOOD, WELLS

Lemuel H. WOOD was an early comer to Leon, where he died in 1853. His son Daniel T., born in 1830, married Sarah WELLS, served in Co. K, 64th N. Y. Vols., and now resides at South Dayton.

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