TOWN OF MANSFIELD

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History of the Town of Mansfield Chapter XXXVI (36)

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Surnames: BARRETT, REED, DAVIS

Enos BARRETT was born in England, came to America, and died in Paw Paw, Mich. Children: Granville, Charles, Angeline, Elmina, Sarah, and Abigail. Granville BARRETT was born in Paw Paw, Mich., July 12, 1842, and came to East Otto in 1876, where he now resides. He married Salina REED, of Aurora, Ill., daughter of Sumner REED, and his children are Flora, born Nov. 27, 1867; Adelbert S., born May 15, 1868; and George, born March 4, 1870. Adelbert S. BARRETT married, March 8, 1892, Minnie DAVIS, daughter of Charles H. and Eunice DAVIS, who was born Jan. 6, 1870. They have a daughter, Blanche Genevieve, born Jan. 1, 1893. He owns what is known as the Hencoop cheese factory in the east part of the town.

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History of the Town of Mansfield Chapter XXXVI (36)

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Surnames: BARTLETT, STAPLES, BENEDICT, HUBBELL, WOOLF, HINMAN

Dexter BARTLETT, a native of Vermont, came to Otto among the early settlers and died there aged eighty years. His wife was Rachel STAPLES; children: Sylvenus B., Nelson, Chloe, Drusilla, Sylvia, and Sarah. Sylvenus B. BARTLETT, born in Vermont, June 29, 1809, came to Otto with his parents and removed thence to Mansfield, where he lived thirty-five years. He died in Connecticut, March 13, 1888. He married Clarissa BENEDICT, who died in this town; children: Wilson, Nelson, Dexter, Sylvenus Rachel Ann, Lucy J., Phebe, and Charles D. He married, second, Polly HUBBELL; children: Georgia and Sarah. Charles D. BARTLETT was born in Otto, June 26, 1844, and in April, 1865, married Minnie E. WOOLF, who was born Dec. 13, 1847, a daughter of Henry and Dora WOOLF. Children: George L., born Oct. 12, 1867; Lottie A., born Nov. 16, 1869; and Sylvenus H., born May 26,1875. Lottie A. married Elbert D., son of Staley HINMAN; children: Helma, born Aug. 1, 1888, and Lena L., born March 24, 1891. At a recent family reunion at Collins, Erie county, there were 500 BARTLETT families present.

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History of the Town of Mansfield Chapter XXXVI (36)

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Surnames: BOWEN, BELL, HOPKINS, MEACHAM, HARVEY, EDDY

Moses BOWEN. born in Mssachusetts, March 12, 1752, served two years in the Revolutionary war, and removed to Otsego county, where he was a farmer and cooper, and where he died in June, 1830. His wife was Martha BELL, who died there in 1824. Their son, Moses BOWEN, born in Massachusetts, Feb. 9, 1796, came to Mansfield in 1830 and died here in 1882. His wife was Betsey HOPKINS, who was born May 21, 1797, died in 1862. Children: George W. G., born May 27, 1823; Emily M., born March 20, 1825; Sarah A., born May 20, 1827; Hopkins, born in Sept., 1829; Bird, born in 1832; Cyrus H., born in April, 1834; Frank M., born in 1842; and Moses, born in 1844. George W. G. married Lucinda MEACHAM, who died Dec. 8, 1863; children: George H., born Oct. 4, 1849; Sarah M., born Feb. 6, 1853; John M., born Oct. 25, 1858; and Betsey, born Oct. 3, 1862. He married, second, Mrs. Lydia L. HARVEY, daughter of William H. and Sally EDDY; children: Fanny B., born Oct. 21, 1865; Emily A., born June 6, 1867; Hattie L., born July 2, 1869; Mabel G., born Aug 10, 1871; William H., born Aug. 25, 1873; Ida V., born March 16, 1876; Eddy L., born June 29, 1879; and Bessie L., born July 1, 1883. Mr. BOWEN is a farmer and carpenter in Eddyville and has been justice of the peace thirty years, postmaster ten years, and a resident here sixty years.

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Surnames: BRASCH, BEALSEALBT, FRANK, MILES, SMITH

Carl BRASCH was born and died in Mecklenburg, Germany. He had five children, of whom Christopher BRASCH was born in Holstein, Germany, March 2, 1814. He married Louisa BEALSEALBT, and came to Mansfield, where he still resides. Children: Dora Annie, Bertha, Henry, and John C. The latter is a native of Holstein, Germany, being born there April 27, 1866, and came to this town with his parents. March 3, 1885, he married Meda, daughter of William and Adelia (FRANK) MILES, who was born in East Otto in 1865. He is a farmer in Mansfield on the Joseph SMITH farm.

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History of the Town of Mansfield Chapter XXXVI (36)

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Surnames: BROWN, SHOWERTOWN, BLACK, HINMAN, SMITH, JACKETT

Erastus BROWN, a native of Livingston county, came to Mansfield, where he cleared a farm and died in 1860. His wife was Polly SHOWERTOWN, who died here in Feb., 1876. Children: Sabrina, Melissa, Gilbert, Heman, Alvin, Ansil J., and Levi P. Levi P. BROWN was born in this town Nov. 17, 1834, and March 12, 1859, married Chloe BLACK, who died Dec. 29, 1870; children: George W., born Jan. 13, 1860; Charles E., born Sept. 13, 1861 ; Lucy, born April 3, 1868; and Velma, born Dec. 23, 1870. He married, second, Emily F., daughter of Franklin and Abigail HINMAN, who was born July 23, 1837. He is a farmer on the homestead. George W. BROWN married Edith SMITH on April 2, 1885, and has one daughter, Chloe A. Lucy BROWN married Edwin B. JACKETT on Nov. 29, 1882.

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Surnames: BURCHARD, ESTES, CROSBY, LINES, GILLETT

Joseph BURCHARD, a native of Danbury, Conn., served in the War of 1812 and was present at the engagement at St. John's, Canada. He came to East Otto before 1825 and died there Aug. 28, 1830. (see page 555.) His son Amos, born in Danbury, Conn., Sept. 10, 1775, came to East Otto and died Jan. 10, 1858. His wife, Betsey ESTES, died July 10, 1862. Their daughter Harriet E. born Nov. 28, 1820, married John CROSBY, who died July 26, 1867. Children: Jennie (Mrs. W. S. LINES) and Lucy (Mrs. Stephen C. GILLETT). Mrs. CROSBY survives her husband and resides in Maples in this town.

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Surnames: BUTLER, SMITH

James BUTLER was a very early settler in Cattaraugus county, being a resident of both Mansfield and Ellicottville. He died about 1866. One of his sons, Allen D., lived in Mansfield and East Otto, and died in Red House in March, 1888. Another son, T. P., was reared in the family of Joseph SMITH, an Englishman and an early settler of Mansfield. Mr. Smith died in Aug., 1885, aged eighty-five. T. P. BUTLER is now a resident of Cold Spring.

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Surnames: CLARK, STEWART, HAZELTON, SMITH

Charles W. CLARK, son of William and Caroline (STEWART) CLARK (see page 587), was born Dec. 17, 1845, and married Adelia E., daughter of Peter and Rachel (HAZELTON) SMITH, who was born April 30, 1852. They have an adopted son, Gilbert H.

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Surnames: COOK, HILDRETH, CHAMBERLAIN, GAGE, FARWELL, DAVIS, AYRES, WILLSON, HORTH

Henry COOK, born in Norwich, Vt., June 14, 1800, married Betsey HILDRETH and settled on a farm in Vermont, where their first three children were born. About 1832 or 1833 they settled in a log cabin in the western part of Mansfield on 160 acres of land. To support his young family he pursued his trade of shoemaker, and subsequently added to the homestead until it contained 470 acres. He died at the home of his son Samuel in Little Valley, Nov. 1, 1885. Mrs. COOK died in the fall of 1872. Children: Clarissa (Mrs. Hazen CHAMBERLAIN), deceased; John H.; Samuel, born May 14, 1830, married Elizabeth, daughter of John GAGE, settled on the homestead, and subsequently removed to Little Valley; Annie (Mrs. Henry FARWELL); Janette (Mrs. Robert DAVIS); and Phebe (Mrs. Daniel AYRES), of Little Valley. Samuel COOK, of Little Valley, sold the homestead in 1880 to his brother-in-law, Robert DAVIS, and bought the Stratton farm of his wife's father, John GAGE, containing 230 acres, which he still owns. He is a staunch Republican. Children: Minnie, Alida, Bessie, Arthur, and Elizabeth. John H. COOK was born in Vermont, Aug. 22, 1827, and came to Mansfield with his parents. Nov. 15, 1871, he married Abigail M., daughter of Gideon H. WILLSON. They had one son, Samuel W., born Feb. 6, 1875. He married, second, Saloma B., daughter of Hiram and Caroline HORTH, who was born Feb. 14, 1843. He owns and occupies the farm cleared by William CASE and an additional farm a total of 300 acres.

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Surnames: COURTER, THOMPSON, HARVEY, BOWEN

Jonathan COURTER was born in New Jersey, served in the War of 1812, received a land warrant, and in 1832 came to Mansfield, where he died in 1869. He settled on lot 19. He married Elizabeth THOMPSON, who died in 1856. Children - David, William, Alexander, Matilda, and Alanson. The latter was born in Yates county, May 7, 1820, and married Diantha, daughter of Elias HARVEY, of Ellicottville. Children: Elizabeth, Alzina, Alexander, Jonathan, William H., and Charles. William H. COURTER was born May 17, 1850, and April 6, 1873, married Sarah M. BOWEN; children: George, Frank, Mildred, and Willie. Mr. COURTER is a general merchant, has been postmaster nine years, and served as supervisor in 1889 and 1890. Alanson COURTER was commissioner of highways eight years and died at the age of seventy-two. Mrs. Diantha COURTER survives and lives in Eddyville.

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Surnames: CRANDALL, SUTTON, CONKLIN

Etsel CRANDALL, son of George and Diantha (SUTTON) CRANDALL, was born May 22, 1825, came to Mansfield in 1851, and cleared the farm on which he now resides. He married Mariette CONKLIN; children: Joel J., Clara J., Bradford G., Edith M., Rose A., Jay, John P., George, and Dr. Guy B. Joel J. CRANDALL was six years school superintendent of Cattaraugus county and one year president of the Jamestown Commercial College.

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Surnames: DAVIS, KEENE, CROSS

William DAVIS was born, lived, and died in Ireland. His son Robert came to America and finally settled in Mansfield, where he still resides. He married Mariah KEENE; children: John, Joseph, Charles, Andrew, Hiram, Catharine, Mary, Sarah, and Annie. Robert DAVIS served in Co. B, 154th N. Y. Vols.; George served in the 64th N. Y. Vols.; and John enlisted in a Nebraska regiment. Hiram DAVIS married Flora CROSS and has children Allen and Florence. Andrew DAVIS has served three terms as assessor.

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Surnames: DITCHER, HOWE, HOUGHTON, SMITH, TAYLOR, MILLHOLLEN, ALLEN

Stephen DITCHER, a native of Zurich, Germany, was born in 1809, came to America in 1844, settled in Ashford, cleared a farm, and died about 1866. He married Nancy HOWE, of Germany, who died in Ashford in 1856. Children: John, Stephen A., Philip, Christopher, David O., Carrie, Paul, and James. Stephen A. DITCHER was born in Ashford, Dec. 23, 1844, and Dec. 18, 1873, he married Elsie A., daughter of Lorenzo H. and Angeline (HOUGHTON) SMITH, of Mansfield. Children: Ashley S., Francis G., and Florence E. He resides on the farm cleared by Lyman C.TAYLOR about 1839. Lorenzo H. SMITH came to Mansfield at the age of seventeen. He was born in Otsego county in 1817. His wife died here in Jan., 1880. David O. DITCHER was born Sept. 15, 1855, and Nov. 28, 1873, married Susie R. MILLHOLLEN. He owns and operates the cheese factory in the north part of the town. This was built in 1865 by M. S. ALLEN, and is one of the largest in the State. In 1888 it made 148 tons of cheese; in 1889, 151 tons; in I890, 156 tons; and in 1891, 162 tons.

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Surnames: EDDY, PAYNE, STANNARD, RHODES

Enos EDDY, born in Rhode Island, June 6, 1774, came to Mansfield as a very early settler, and removed to Chautauqua county in 1840. He married Deborah PAYNE, of Rhode Island; children: Chloe, Lydia, Enos, Rachel, Enos, 2d, Deborah, Joseph, Nathan, Sarah, Lillis, George, John, Elmira, and Stephen. Enos EDDY, Jr., came to Mansfield about 1825 and died here in 1871. He married Miranda STANNARD, who died Sept. 27, 1873. Children: Roswell (died 1890), Betsey, Nathan, Amanda, John, Thomas, Almira, James, and Sheldon P. The latter was born Dec. 17, 1822, married, April 15, 1850, Helen RHODES, and has had children Austin M., Medora E., Enos H., Otis H., and Mina B. He is a farmer on the place he has occupied from birth, and has served as overseer of the poor and town collector.

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Surnames: EDDY, TRASK, HARVEY

Levi EDDY, born in Utica, N. Y., came to Mansfield about 1828 and died in 1841. He served, in the War of 1812. Children: Levi B., William H., Chauncey, Elisha and Eliza (twins), Lura, Westel, and Ruth A. William H. EDDY, born March 9, 1807, came to Mansfield in Feb., 1843, and is said to have been the first manufacturer of cheese boxes in Cattaraugus county. He was also a carriage painter, served as justice of the peace several years, and was long a postmaster and merchant at Eddyville, which was named in his honor. He died May 5, 1871. His wife was Sally TRASK, who was born in Massachusetts, July 24, 1808. Children: Henry W., James W., Nancy L., Lydia L., Mary A., Frances, and Martha. James W. EDDY married Jane HARVEY; children: Leonard W., Byron M., Elma B., Elbert C., Clarence A.

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Surnames: EDDY, STARR, HARVEY, REYNOLDS

Levi B. EDDY was born in Herkimer, N. Y., March 6, 1802, and died in Mansfield Oct. 28, 1876. Children: Emily, Harriet, Amos, Aurilla, and William. His wife died Sept 22, 1886. Enos EDDY, born in Herkimer, N. Y., Jan. 19, 1827, came to this town with his parents, and married Harriet STARR, who died, and he married, second, Lura I. HARVEY. Children: Morris L., Elmer E., and Belle. Morris L. EDDY, born Jan. 14, 1857, married, Dec. 20, 1880, Lillian B. REYNOLDS, of Humphrey, and has one daughter, Harriet A. He is a farmer near the hamlet of Eddyville.

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Surnames: EDDY, VOSBURGH, EASTMAN, LATTIN, LAING, BEACH

Elisha C. EDDY, though dead before reaching the thirty-eighth anniversary of his birth, accomplished more than most men in the longest lives. He redeemed what is one of the best farms in Mansfield from a swampy wilderness and reared a large family of children. For eight terms he was supervisor, holding the position at his death. He was born Aug. 18, 1818, and died May 14, 1856. Jan. 17, 1839, he married Sally VOSBURGH, who was born Sept. 25, 1819. Children: Ruth A., born Oct. 21, 1840, married Harvey EASTMAN; Cornelia V., born Oct. 5, 1842, married Lieut. Alvin LATTIN of the 9th N. Y. Vol. Cav.; Ellen M., born Jan. 26, 1845, died Sept. 2, 1867; Martha D., born May 30, 1848, married Hon. Solon S. LAING, Alice R. (Mrs. Owen S. LAING), of East Otto; Westel E., born June 2, 1854; and Laura E., born Sept. 18, 1856, married Edson F. BEACH, and died Sept. 22, 1891.

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Surnames: FISH, GAY, LOCKE, GALLOWAY

Nathaniel FISH, of Sandwich, Mass., settled on lot 19 in Mansfield in March, 1819, where he soon opened his house as a tavern, and which locality was named in his honor. He was the first collector of the town and otherwise closely identified with its early interests. He raised nine children, of whom but one, Mrs. Mary M. GAY, of Boston, Mass., survives. His only living descendants in this county are his grandchildren C. G. LOCKE, of Little Valley, and Nan and Lulu GALLOWAY, of Ellicottville.

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Surnames: FOLTS, RIDDLE, TINKCOM, GOSS, HUGHEY

William FOLTS, son of Joseph and a native of Herkimer county, came to Ashford with his father, who was one of the first blacksmiths and first settlers in that town. William followed shoemaking and farming, and married Caroline RIDDLE. Children: Mary (widow of George TINKCOM), Charles, Sarah (deceased), Eliza (Mrs. Charles GOSS), Morris, Ida (Mrs. John HUGHEY), and George I.

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Surnames: GREENE, JOHNSON, MINER, MEACHAM, BOWEN

Othniel GREENE, a native of Long Island, served in the Revolutionary war and drew a pension, and removed to Vermont, where he died. His wife was Elizabeth JOHNSON. Their son Othniel, born in Vermont, Nov. 13, 1799, came to Mansfield in Jan., 1850, where he died Dec. 27, 1886. He married Sophia MINER, who died here in Jan., 1886. Children: Emmett, Horace, Sanford, Lovisa, Charles, Lucinda, Othniel, William, Huldah, and Franklin. Othniel enlisted in 1862 in Co. G, 154th N. Y. Vols., and starved to death in Libby prison Aug. 7, 1863. Charles, born May 9, 1836, resides on the homestead. Nov. 6, 1859, he married Louise MEACHAM, who was born March 18, 1842, a daughter of Daniel and Emily (BOWEN) MEACHAM, of this town. Children: Lucy, Othniel, America, Benjamin, and Bessie.

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Surnames: GREENE, BALCOM, EDDY

Harvey S. GREEN, son of Samuel, was born in Mansfield, June 24, 1837, and died Oct. 27, 1871. Nov. 6, 1862, he married Fidelia BALCOM, who was born Nov. 3, 1832, and who survives him. Children: Bertie S., Carrie L., Elmer A., Clayton C., and Jessie M. Carrie L. married Otis H. EDDY and lives at Maples. Joseph BALCOM, the paternal grandfather of Mrs. Fidelia GREEN, was a Revolutionary soldier and attained the rank of colonel. His son Villeroy was born in Templeton, Mass., and died in Villenova, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1868.

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Surnames: HARVEY, REED, ALLEN

Samuel HARVEY was born in Marcellus, N. Y., March 28, 1801, the fourth in a family of twelve children of Medad HARVEY. Samuel came to Mansfield in 1823 and subsequently increased his original purchase of 300 acres to 1,100 some of which was in adjoining towns. He married, Jan, 28, 1824, Mary REED, who was born in Massachusetts, April 13, 1802. Children: Mary J. (Mrs. W. D. ALLEN), Albert R., Samuel Jr., and one who died in childhood. Mr. HARVEY was a Democrat, was justice of the peace, and was supervisor of Mansfield eight years.

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Surnames: HARVEY, REED, SMITH, GRUBE

John HARVEY married Theda REED and both died in Otto, the latter in July, 1889. Children: Hiram, Alfred, and Frank. Frank HARVEY was born in New Albion in March, 1843, and married Josephine, daughter of James H. and Sarah SMITH; children: Luke, Charles, Addie, Arthur, Belle, Elmer, Florence, and Burt J. The latter was born March 3, 1867, and July 17, 1890, married Mary GRUBE, who was born April 26, 1867. They have one daughter, Helen A. Mr. HARVEY is a farmer on the Huggins farm.

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Surnames: HINMAN, THOMPSON, MORTON

Frank C. HINMAN, a native of Massachusetts, was born in 1802, came to East Otto about 1825, and died aged eighty-two. He married Abigail THOMPSON; children: Mariah, Mary, Byron, Emily, Emogene, Lorinda, Truman, Francis, Seth, Matilda, Charles, Alice, and Richard P. The latter was born in East Otto, July 23, 1853, and is now a general merchant and postmaster at Maples. He is in copartnership with F. L. MORTON as HINMAN & MORTON.

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Surnames: HINMAN, GRAHAM, REED, HOLMES

Truman HINMAN, son of Besill, who was born in Connecticut, came to Marcellus N. Y., and was accidentally killed, was born in Connecticut, came to Mansfield in 1824, cleared portions of three farms, and died in East Otto aged seventy-three. He married Parnal GRAHAM and had children Waite, Peter C., Elisha, Ann, Polly, Hannah, Julia, Deforest M., Diantha L., Moses B., Sarah Ann, and Staley C. Staley C.HINMAN was born Feb. 6, 1829, and Sept. 27, 1850, married Harriet A. REED, of East Otto. Children: Lavantia A., Alfred B., Stella D., and Elbert D. Isaac REED, father of Mrs. Harriet A. HINMAN, came to East Otto, cleared a farm, and died there aged seventy-four. His wife, Phebe HOLMES, died five years later aged seventy-three. Their children were Harriet A., Martin V., Andrew J., Lucy, 1st, Lucy, 2d, Emery, Lucina, Pearl, Cornelia, Sarah, and Louisa.

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Surnames: HINMAN, LAMFEAR, SCOTT

Peter C. HINMAN, son of Truman, came from Marcellus to Mansfield while young and cleared what is known as the HINMAN farm. He died Dec. 24, 1880, aged eighty-two. He married Berea LAMFEAR, who was born Jan 3, 1803. Children: Julia Ann, Sylvester T., Eliza, Electa, Susan, Mary M., Harlan, William S., and Anson L. Anson L. HINMAN, born May 15, 1846, married Mary E. SCOTT, and has one daughter, Mamie E. He resides on the homestead. John H. SCOTT, father of Mrs. Mary E. HINMAN, served in the late war and died in service Oct. 22, 1863.

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Surnames: HOLLISTER, STONE, FOLTS

Samuel L. HOLLISTER was an early settler in Mansfield. He had ten children six of whom are living, but only one, Alson HOLLISTER, of this town, in the county. Edwin, son of Samuel, was the first white male child born in Mansfield. Alson HOLLISTER married Marcia, daughter of Stephen B. STONE. Children: Homer, of Mansfield, and Lorsey E. (Mrs. George L. FOLTS), of Great Valley.

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Surnames: JOHNSON, BEALS, GRIMES

Roswell JOHNSON, a native of Catskill, N. Y., was born in 1796, came to Mansfield in 1850, and died in 1853. Of his sixteen children Stephen T. JOHNSON was born in Oswego, N. Y., April 4, 1827, and came to Mansfield in 1853. He married Achsah BEALS; children: Mary, Hiram A., Lewis D., Myron D., Fred, Martha, Emma, Nellie M., and Hattie. Hiram A. JOHNSON was born Oct. 18, 1857, and married Grace L. GRIMES, Oct. 17, 1882; children: Beulah A. and Ralph D. Mr. JOHNSON is a farmer on the James GRIMES farm. He was elected supervisor of Mansfield in 1893, has taught district school four years, and has served two years as collector. Stephen JOHNSON served in Co. A, 188th N. Y. Vols.

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Surnames: LARABEE, LAING, BABCOCK, EDDY

Eleazer LARABEE, a Revolutionary soldier, came to East Otto in 1824 with his wife and five sons Thomas, Miner, Nathan, lra, and Sidney, all married except Sidney. Eleazer located land on lot 28. Thomas located on lot 27, where the Stephen LAING farm now is in East Otto. Eleazer LARABEE died in East Otto in 1837. Thomas LARABEE was born in Oneida county and served in the War of 1812, and drew a land warrant. He finally removed to Lake County, Ill., in 1845, where he died in 1857. He married Esther BABCOCK, who died in 1843. Children: Anson, Albert, Elmira, Thomas G., Sarah, Dolly, Eliza, Francis, Hiram, and Deloss. Francis LARABEE was born in East Otto, Feb. 11, 1828. Feb. 22, 1850, he married Emily, daughter of Levi B. EDDY. He has served as supervisor four years and justice of the peace twelve years. He was very active (with James Smith and A. S. Courter) in recruiting soldiers for the service and filling the town quotas. (See page 558.)

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

History of the Town of Mansfield Chapter XXXVI (36)

Pages 811 & 812

Surnames: McKAY, GALLOWAY, WEAVER, FRANK

Silas McKAY, son of Silas, was born in Pennsylvania, July 7, 1783, and came to Mansfield in 1824. He served in the War of 1812 from Genesee county and died July 31, 1843. He married Sally, daughter of Jacob and Abigail GALLOWAY; children: Liverius, born June 7, 1809, died in June, 1888; Silas G., born Feb. 28, 1811, died May 3, 1893; Sylvester, born July 28, 1813, died Jan. 11, 1888; John J., born Sept. 2, 1816; Amos, born Jan. 19, 1819, died March 4, 1819; George C., born March 19, 1820; Hiram V. R., born March 5, 1822; Daniel B., born Feb. 27, 1824, died in 1890; Napoleon B., born Sept. 13, 1826; and Thomas H., born July 3, 1830, died June 28, 1892. George C. McKAY married Margaret, daughter of Jacob J. and Margaret (WEAVER) FRANK, who was born Feb. 18, 1821. Children: Nelson W., born Feb. 27, I849, died May 1, 1862; Elbert C., born Jan. 24, 1851, died May 18, 1862; Harlan E., born Feb. 10, 1853, died Feb. 27, 1854; Theresa A., born July 6, 1858, died May 11, 1862; and Nelson C., born Aug. 30, 1865, died Jan. 26, 1886. He is a farmer on the farm he cleared after coming to Mansfield in 1862. He served as justice of the peace four years and town clerk two 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 Mansfield Chapter XXXVI (36)

Page 812

Surnames: MEACHAM, GOODSPEED, EDDY, BOWEN, RAZY

Lyman MEACHAM born in Scotland, came to Wyoming county and was killed at Dunkirk. He married Betsey GOODSPEED, who died in Mansfield. Children: Hosea, Jeremiah, Elias, Milo, Daniel, Lydia, Janette, Lucy, and Betsey. Elias MEACHAM was born Sept. 4, 1808, and came to Mansfield in 1832, where he died in 1891. He married Emily, daughter of John EDDY; children: Lucinda, Mary Ann, Amanda M., Eliza C., Emily P., and Levi M. L. M. married Betsey A., daughter of Joseph and Sarah A. (BOWEN) RAZY.

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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 Mansfield Chapter XXXVI (36)

Page 812

Surnames: MORTON, STOWELL

Lyman MORTON, born in Vermont in 1806, came to Mansfield in 1836, and finally removed to Iowa where he died in 1883. Children: Leonora, Eveline, Nelson J., James, Thurman W., Albert B., Darius, and Mary. Nelson J. MORTON, born July 7, 1830, married Frances L. STOWELL; children: Frank L., Carrie B., and Ada G. and Eva M. (twins). Frank L. MORTON is town clerk and a general merchant at Maples.

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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 Mansfield Chapter XXXVI (36)

Page 812

Surnames: RHOADES, THAYER, BOWEN, JOHNSON

William C. RHOADES, born in England, came to eastern New York before the Revolutionary war, in which he participated as a soldier, and died in Hamilton, N. Y. Nov. 21, 1809. His son Asahel, born March 16, 1809, came to Napoli in 1836, where he died Sept.13, 1880. He married Amelia THAYER; children: Matilda J., Helen F., Susan F., Edward A., Sumner D., Mariah A., Cyrus, Otis D., William, Charles, and Uriah A. Susan F. RHOADES, born in 1829, married Hopkins BOWEN; children; Luzern A. and George H. She married, second, Albion P. JOHNSON, son of Joshua and Esther JOHNSON. Cyrus RHOADES was supervisor of Napoli in 1885-86 and of Leon in 1889-91.

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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 Mansfield Chapter XXXVI (36)

Page 812

Surnames: RICE, SHATTUCK, LASHER, ROEDER, MARCH

Charles P. RICE, son of Reuben and Hannah S. (SHATTUCK) RICE, was born in St. Albans, Vt., July 2, 1835. His grandfather was a colonel in the war of the Revolution and Reuben was a cabinet maker by trade. Charles P. came to this town in Feb., 1883. He married Lydia A. LASHER, of Norwich, Pa., who died Sept. 18, 1876; children: Kittie L., Henry R., Claude R., and Arthur F. He married, second, Julia A. ROEDER, who died Aug. 27, 1890, children: Guy W. and Prue L. His third wife is Prudence MARCH. He enlisted Aug. 13, 1861, in Co. I, 42d Pa. Vols., participated at the battles of Cedar Mountain, Cross Keys, South Mountain, Second Bull Run, and Antietam, and was discharged in 1864.

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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 Mansfield Chapter XXXVI (36)

Pages 812 & 813

Surnames: SMITH, BURROUGHS, STRICKLAND, COOK, MAKEM

James M. SMITH, son of Amasa and Mercy (BURROUGHS) SMITH, was born in Marcellus, N. Y., Sept. 5, 1813. His father, a soldier in the War of 1812, settled in Mansfield on lot 39 in 1828. He was justice of the peace as early as 1834. He died Dec. 20 , 1843; Mrs. SMITH died Nov. 24, 1846. James M. SMITH received a common school education and three terms at the academy at Springville, N. Y. He was a teacher several years. Sept. 27, 1840, he married A. Alsina STRICKLAND, of Otto, and engaged in farming. Mr. SMITH was a patriotic citizen and a politician. He was an old line Whig and later a staunch Republican. He was elected supervisor of his town in 1840 and held the office eight terms, and was clerk of the board in 1843. He was inspector of common schools in 1840 and held the position until the office was abolished. In 1853 he was elected superintendent of the poor of Cattaraugus county and served three years. In 1860 he represented his district in the Legislature as member of the Assembly. Mr. SMITH was an extensive reader and a close thinker, a ready conversationalist, and a genial companion. He died April 30, 1872. Mrs. SMITH resides in the village of Cattaraugus. Their children were Millie (Mrs. Elbert P. COOK), died Dec. 21, 1869; John, married Laura STRICKLAND, settled in Kansas, and died there in 1888, leaving a widow and, six children who reside in Cattaraugus; and Alida (Mrs. Fred MAKEM).

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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 Mansfield Chapter XXXVI (36)

Page 813

Surname: SMITH

Hezekiah SMITH, a native of Rhode Island, came to Mansfield in 1830, and followed his trade of carpenter, being also a farmer. Children: Clark, Lorenzo, Stephen, Russell, Althea, Cyrus, Polly, Ruth, and Mary. Clark SMITH became a resident of Mansfield in 1837. His son Sylvester C. served in the Civil war in the 164th Cav. and had two horses shot from under him. Stephen SMITH was supervisor of Mansfield in 1855.

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