TOWN OF PERRYSBURG

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 Perrysburg Chapter XLI (41)

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Surnames: BENNETT, HILLER, TOUCEY, SCHMILL, PRESS

Andrew BENNETT, a native of Dutchess county, came to Hanover, N. Y., soon after his marriage to Catharine HILLER, who died in Versailles aged eighty. His only son, John L., born June 13, 1837, married Caroline TOUCEY, Sept. 6, 1860. She was a daughter of John TOUCEY and was born in 1840. Children: Cozella, Luella, Ludelia, and Nettie. Mr. BENNETT enlisted in 1862 in the 9th N. Y. Cav. and was discharged Feb. 4, 1863. He has resided in Versailles twenty-eight years. Ludelia BENNETT married, Feb. 28, 1889, Adam SCHMILL. Nettie married Bartlett A. PRESS in Jan., 1889, and also resides in Versailles. John TOUCEY, a native of Connecticut, came to Perrysburg in 1823 and died in 1868. Children: Eunice, Hannah, Helen, Martin, Jane, Caroline, Franklin, Sylvia, Susan, Sarah, and Milton J.

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Surnames: BLACKNEY, CROSS, RUGG, KNAPP, SANDERS, HALL, ROSE

Eldad BLACKNEY came to Perrysburg and cleared a farm near the village. He married Sally CROSS; children: Charles, William, Nathan, Lewis P., Asa, Eldad, Jr., Belinda, Caroline, Julia, Sally, Sarah, Esther, Clarissa, and Delia.

Lewis P. BLACKNEY was born in New Lebanon, N. Y., May 30, 1811, and came here at the age of eleven. July 14, 1835, he married Catharine, daughter of Isaac and Abigail RUGG. She was born Jan. 28, 1814, and died Jan. 18, 1822. Children: William W., Oscar C., Maryette G., Julia M., Orlina A., Orlando L., Aurelia R., Charles O., and Lillian C. Charles O. BLACKNEY married Carrie, daughter of William and Alice (KNAPP) SANDERS, and is a farmer on the Isaac RUGG farm. Maryette G. married Warren R. HALL, son of John E. and Jane (ROSE) HALL. He was born Feb. 18, 1845, and is a farmer near "Ruggtown".

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Surnames: BLAKE, GRISWOLD, CRUMB, STRICKLAND, ALLEN

Ebenezer BLAKE, son of John, came to Concord, N. Y., in 1830 and subsequently removed to Orleans county, where he died. He was present as a musician at the hanging in Buffalo of the three Thayers, who murdered a man in 1825 because of a debt he owed them. His wife was Sophronia GRISWOLD. Their son Harry, born Jan. 26, 1835, married, July 24, 1860, Jennie L. CRUMB, who died Oct. 17, 1875. Julius CRUMB, her father, married Cornelia STRICKLAND on April 22, 1832. Mr. BLAKE's second wife is Martha J. ALLEN. His children are Addison, Ella L., Frank D., and Le Verrne C. Addison died July 5, 1889.

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Surnames: BLASDELL, JOSLY, ALLEN

Nathaniel BLASDELL, born in Vermont, came to Dayton in 1818 and cleared a farm at what is now Markham, where he died. He married Sarah JOSLY; children: John, William, Nathaniel, David J., Sarah, Abigail, Mercy, Lydia, and Caroline. David J. BLASDELL was born in Milton, Vt., Dec. 16, 1804, and came to Dayton with his parents. He subsequently removed to Perrysburg, where he died March 4, 1875. He married Lucinda ALLEN of Gowanda, Jan. 15, 1826; children: Dan A., Lewis. N., Homer J., Morris C., Milton N., Heman N., and Esther M. His widow lives on the homestead in this town.

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Surnames: CAMPBELL, HURD, BRIGGS, FRANCIS

Hugh CAMPBELL, son of William, was born in Albany, N. Y., and came to Perrysburg about 1816, where he cleared what is now the HURD farm. At the time of his arrival he had eight children: Chancellor, Rice, Walter, Colin, Susan, Emma, Charlotte, and Janette. He was prominent in the early settlement, served as justice of the peace several years, and died in 1874. He cleared two other farms in Cattaraugus county and another one still in Michigan. Chancellor CAMPBELL, born Aug. 28, 1810, married Ann. daughter of Russell BRIGGS, who died Feb. 18, 1884. Children: Ellen, Frank, Eliza, James, and James M. The latter was born Sept. 2, 1845, and May 4, 1869, married Minerva, daughter of Simon and Martha FRANCIS; children: Clara A., Fanny E., and Helen M. He is a farmer near the village.

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Surnames: CAMPBELL, VOSBURG

Frank CAMPBELL was born Feb. 14, 1838. June 20, 1860, he married Caroline M., daughter of John and Jessie VOSBURG. She was born Aug. 10, 1840. Children: Jennie, Charles W., Arthur J., and Clarence H. Aug. 8, 1861, he enlisted in Co. H, 44th N. Y. Vols., was discharged Oct. 11, 1864, and is now a pensioner. His paternal ancestor, Hugh CAMPBELL, participated in the battle of Sacket's Harbor in the War of 1812.

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Surnames: COOPER, CAMPBELL

William COOPER was born in Stillwater, N. Y., Dec. 8, 1793, and came to Perrysburg in 1817, settling on what is now known as the CAMPBELL farm near the village. He was a prominent man in the new town and represented it five years on the Board of Supervisors. Children: William, James, Robert, Benjamin, Peter, Hannah, Sarah, and Nancy. He died Dec. 31, 1872. He founded the first district school in town and was influential in early religious affairs.

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Surnames: EDWARDS, PARKMAN, SOUTHWORTH, CADWELL, ELLS, CHURCH

Isaac EDWARDS was of Welsh origin and was born in Connecticut. His father was a Revolutionary captain and a participant in the War of 1812; in the latter conflict the son was present with his father at Plattsburgh. Truman EDWARDS, son of Isaac, was born in Greenfield, N. Y., and came to Perrysburg in 1817, cleared a farm, and died in 1874. He married Eliza PARKMAN, who died Oct. 2, 1876. Children: Julia, Esther, Frederick, James, and Edward M. Mr. EDWARDS was supervisor of Perrysburg five terms. Edward M. EDWARDS, born July 4, 1829, married Harriet SOUTHWORTH, who bore him one son, Truman. He married, second, Nov. 21, 1869, Esther CADWELL, and their children are Elida M., Forest T., Belle, and Elgin M. He is a farmer on the homestead. James A. EDWARDS was born July 21, 1837, and married Amanda, daughter of W. and Charlotte ELLS. He married, second, Ellen, daughter of David and Roxy CHURCH. His children are Maryette and Amanda by his first wife and Cora and Clara by his second. He is a farmer on the homestead.

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Surnames: GRAVES, ATWELL, HAIGHT, WALLER, STILLSON, JOHNSON, MILLS, HUBBART

Lester GRAVES came to this town in 1826 and cleared the farm now owned by Alvin R. GRAVES. He was a native of Massachusetts and died here in 1868. His wife died Feb. 28, 1863. Children: Alvin, Charles F., Cornelia, Mary Ann, and George. Charles F. GRAVES was born March 19, 1825, and died March 15, 1890. Sept. 11, 1854, he married Melissa ATWELL, who was born Aug. 17, 1833. Children: Burt H., born Nov. 9, 1855; Cora Estella, born July 10, 1857; Nora E. (Mrs. Frank E. HAIGHT), born Nov. 26, 1859, died June 17, 1884; Lottie W. (Mrs. George E. WALLER), born Aug. 26, 1860; Edith, born June 8, 1867; and George R., born Oct. 24, 1869. Burt H. GRAVES married Jennie B. STILLSON and his children are Byron L., Bessie S., and Charles L. He is a member of the firm of JOHNSON & GRAVES, is postmaster, and since 1889 has been town clerk. Alvin R. GRAVES was born Oct. 14, 1818, and married, Sept. 10, 1843, Sarah E., daughter of Lathrop and Olive MILLS. They have one daughter, Mary A., born Dec. 19, 1847, who married, Feb. 7, 1876, Oscar HUBBART, who was born in Leon in 1845; children: Mabel G. and Nellie L. Mr. GRAVES has resided on his present farm sixty-eight years.

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Surnames: HAVEN, LOWE, CLARK

John HAVEN, son of Elkanah, was born in Framingham, Mass., Nov. 9, 1774, came to Perrysburg in March, 1820, cleared a farm, and died March 21, 1829. He married Mary LOWE, who died Jan. 2, 1853. Children: John, Philander L., Mary F., Philena, Julia, Ebenezer, George, and W. L. W. L. HAVEN was born Nov. 14, 1819, at Concord, N. Y., and Feb. 24, 1850, married Emily F. CLARK, who was born at Perry, N. Y., Nov. 23, 1825, and who died April 13, 1889. Mr. HAVEN is a retired farmer and is engaged in the insurance business.

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Surnames: HAYWARD, TICHNOR, CLOUGH

Benjamin HAYWARD, a native of Scipio, N. Y., was an early settler of Freedom, where he died. His children were Charles, Hannah, Phebe, Walter, Armenia, Susanna, Benjamin, and Asa K. Asa K. HAYWARD, born in Scipio, Aug. 30,1819, married, Oct. 11, 1857, Harriet A., daughter of Elisha and Mariah TICHNOR, who was born in this town Sept. 4, 1831. Mr. HAYWARD died April 28, 1884. Children: Elisha B., A. J., Nora M., Elsie A., and Fred M. Mrs. Harriet A. HAYWARD survives and occupies the homestead. Elisha TICHNOR was born in Canada West and came to Perrysburg in 1847, where he died Dec. 18, 1884. He married Mariah CLOUGH, who died here in 1864. His children were Harriet A., George, John, Joseph, Lewis, Elisha, Euretta A., Christine E., Benjamin, and Francis.

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Surnames: HOOKER, WATERMAN

John HOOKER, a native of Brandon, Vt., came to Perrysburg while young and was the first permanent settler on the HOOKER farm, where he died about 1860. Children: John, Daniel, Abigail, Mary Ann, Lois, Fanny, and Harriet. John HOOKER, Jr., was born in Brandon, Sept. 5, 1806, and died here June 24, 1888. He married Philena, daughter of James WATERMAN, who was born Dec. 27, 1813, and who died here Aug. 26, 1893; children: Helen M., Benjamin F., Huldah A., James L., Hull M., John R., Harriet I., Lois, Newel P., Dora, Elva A., and Warren B. All were born.in Perrysburg. Hull M. HOOKER was killed at Malvern Hill in 1862 while serving as a member of Co. H, 44th N. Y. Vols. Warren B. HOOKER is a prominent lawyer in Fredonia and since 1890 a Republican representative in Congress. John R. and Elva A. HOOKER occupy the homestead of their grandfather.

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Surnames: HOOKER, FIFE, CADWELL, GRAVES, HURD

Jacob HOOKER, a native of Massachusetts, came to this town in 1834 and cleared the farm on which he died in 1860. His wife was Doris FIFE, who died in 1880. Children: Mindwell, Jane, Emma, Spicer, and Susan. Spicer HOOKER was born in Goshen, Vt., in May, 1832. He married Elizabeth CADWELL; children: Byron J., Carrie, Hull, Cora, Ellen, Clyde, and Lizzie. Byron J., born Aug. 10, 1857, married, Feb. 14, 1883, Jennie, daughter of Harvey and Cornelia (GRAVES) HURD.

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Surnames: HOYT, SHELDON, McCOLLISTER

Gilbert HOYT, the son of a Revolutionary soldier, came to Gowanda about 1830 as a wagon maker, and died at the Indian mission aged ninety years. He married Prudence SHELDON, who also died at the mission at the age of seventy. Children: Sheldon, Seth, John G., Ann, and Martha. John G. HOYT, born in Vermont, Oct. 26, 1827, came to Cattaraugus county with his parents and married Sarah McCOLLISTER. He now resides in Buffalo and follows the profession of architect and bridge builder. Children: Richard, John G. Jr., Charles, Emma P., Harriet, Jesse, Maud, Grace, Ann, and Theodore. John G. HOYT, Jr., was born in Buffalo in 1852 and is now a farmer near Versailles.

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Surnames: INGRAHAM, WOOLMAN, PURDY, BURKE, CRUMB

Peter INGRAHAM, a native of Rensselaer county, died in Otto at the age of eighty. His wife was Sybil WOOLMAN, who died in Leon. Children: Humphrey, Hartman S., Peter, Annie, Lucina, and Hannah M. Hartman S. INGRAHAM was born in Rensselaer county and died in Wisconsin. His wife was Catharine PURDY and their children were Peter W., Electa, Jane, John R., Sybil, Lucina, Charles, Adelbert, Gilbert, and Loretta. John R. INGRAHAM was born in Otto, Nov. 9, 1833. Feb. 19, 1860, he married Charlotte BURKE, who was born April 29, 1843. He has been a farmer in Perrysburg nearly fifteen years. George BURKE, the father of Mrs. Charlotte INGRAHAM, was born in Otsego county, where he died in 1844. His wife was Mariah CRUMB, who was born Sept. 19, 1815, and died July 30, 1882.

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Surnames: JOLLES, WEST, AYRES, MORRELL

Abel JOLLES born in Saratoga county, came to Perrysburg soon after his marriage and settled on the farm on which he died aged seventy years. He married Mariah WEST; children: Laura, Betsey, Phebe, Warren, and Warner. Warren JOLLES was born in Perrysburg, July 13, 1832, and in 1869 married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas S. and Matilda M. (AYRES) MORRELL. Children: Burton W., Elbert G., Earl W., Ara A., and Angie M. Mrs. Elizabeth JOLLES survives her husband. Her widowed mother, Matilda M. MORRELL, also survives and lives with Mrs. JOLLES in Dayton.

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Surnames: MARVIN, BERTHOLF, WATKINS, ROBBINS, ALLEN, CHRISTIAN, WAGNER

Schuyler MARVIN, son of Jeffrey, was born in Orange county in 1806 and married Elizabeth BERTHOLF. Coming to Perrysburg in 1855 he died here in 1878, having had born to him these children: Sarah, Dewitt, Martha, James B., Seth, Mary, and Lawrence. James B. MARVIN was born in Erie county, Feb. 27, 1837, and Jan. 26, 1867, married Hester A. WATKINS, of Pembroke, N. Y., by whom he had one daughter, Florence A. His second wife was Lydia E. ROBBINS, who was born in Persia, a daughter of Elhanan W. ALLEN. They have one daughter, Mary L. He is a farmer in Perrysburg, where he has resided since 1855. Mary MARVIN, daughter of Jeffrey, married Cyrus E. CHRISTIAN and has one daughter, Ruth E. Florence MARVIN married Daniel WAGNER and has one daughter, Alice.

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Surnames: MATTOON, LIVINGSTON, GARDNER, WARD

Abel MATTOON, a New Englander by birth, served in the Revolutionary war and early settled in Hanover. N. Y., whence he removed to Perrysburg, and finally to Wayne county, Ind., where he died. In all these places he was a typical pioneer. Children: Philip, Sylvenus, Lydia, Hannah, Aurilla, and Abel. Abel MATTOON was born in Warren county, N. Y., moved to Perrysburg, and was killed in 1827 at the raising of a log house. He married Mary LIVINGSTON; children: Clara, Jeremiah, Samuel, Schuyler, Polly, Lydia, Sylvester, John, Rebecca, Margaret, Ellen, and Sylvenus. The latter was born March 18, 1816, and married, May 15, 1842, Jane T. GARDNER, who died in Nov., 1887. Children: Jane A., James K., Henry J., Ella F., and William T. William T. MATTOON, born April 9, 1853, married Mary WARD, and his children are Bernice G. and Ida B. He is a farmer, mason, and cheese maker in Perrysburg. Sylvenus MATTOON participated in the Dutch Hill war in 1845.

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Surnames: MAYNARD, FORBES, LILLY

Francis MAYNARD, son of Francis and Margaret MAYNARD, was born in New Haven, Vt., July 4, 1834. Feb. 20, 1854, he married Jane FORBES, of Canada, and his children are Ellen and Richard. Richard MAYNARD was born Sept. 15, 1861, and Feb. 11, 1887, he married Emma LILLY, by whom he has one son, Francis, born March 20, 1890. Father and son are farmers on the same farm.

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Surnames: McADAMS, BORDEN, CAMPBELL

Alexander McADAMS was born, lived, and died in Scotland. James McADAMS, his son, was born in that country in 1810 and died there July 14, 1880. His son George M. was born Dec. 11, 1857, in Kirkcudbright, Scotland, and came to Perrysburg on March 1, 1883. Feb. 13, 1889, he married Cora A. BORDEN, daughter of Warren and Ellen M. (CAMPBELL) BORDEN, and has one daughter, Fanny C. Warren BORDEN was a son of Hiram and was one of the early settlers of Perrysburg. He died in 1885.

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Surnames: MITCHELL, JOHNSON

George A. MITCHELL was born in England, Sept. 1, 1836, and died in Cherry Creek, N. Y., Jan. 28, 1892. His only son, Frank G. MITCHELL, was born in Millport, N. Y., May 15, 1856, and March 16, 1880, married Ellen B. JOHNSON, of Perrysburg. Children: Carey T., Ethel J., and Edith L. Mr. MITCHELL resides in Perrysburg and is a dealer in real estate in Buffalo.

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Surnames: MULKIN, LOVEJOY, STILLWELL, MITCHELL, SEELEY, WILLISTON

Norton MULKIN, son of John and Sarah (LOVEJOY) MULKIN, was born in Hanover, N. Y., and now resides in Perrysburg. He married Lovina STILLWELL, who was born Nov. 23, 1833, in Ellisburgh, N. Y.; children: Norton, Jr., Archie, Sarah, Milton, Alfred M., Morris H., Maud E., and Ona A. Ona A. MULKIN was born March 16, 1862, and Jan. 14, 1886, married Ida, daughter of Jasper W. and Jennie (MITCHELL) SEELEY. Children: Ona A. Jr., and Jesse M. He is a general merchant in Perrysburg village. Alfred M. MULKIN was born April 27, 1864. Norton MULKIN is now a resident of Versailles. Maude married Seth WILLISTON and resides in Perrysburg. William M. MULKIN served in the Civil war from Michigan. Erastus MULKIN served in the 49th N. Y. Vols. and was promoted first lieutenant. John STILLWELL and Ona A. STILLWELL enlisted in the 64th N. Y. Vols., the latter attaining the rank of first lieutenant and being killed at Gettysburg.

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Surnames: NEWCOMB, DAY, SWEET, SAUNDERS

Daniel NEWCOMB, son of Dea. Daniel and Electa (DAY) NEWCOMB, was born April 27, 1815, in Vermont. By trade a tanner and currier he eventually became a farmer and came to Perrysburg, where he died Feb. 7, 1881. He married Terressa J., daughter of Allen and Jane SWEET; children: Daniel, Martha J., William D., Martin L., Caroline E., and Daniel L. Mrs. NEWCOMB survives and resides with her son on the homestead. Allen SWEET died in this town aged eighty, as did also his wife Nov. 10, 1876. Her maiden name was Jane SAUNDERS.

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Surnames: PARKER, KNAPP, CHAPMAN, TICHNOR, TAYLOR, DAY, WHEELER

John PARKER, a native of Rhode Island, served at Valley Forge in the Revolutionary war and died at the age of about ninety. He married twice and his children were John, David D., Joseph, Hannah, Freelove, Annis, Lucy, and Olive. David D. PARKER was born in Rupert, Vt., Jan. 17, 1791. Coming to Perrysburg in 1822, after serving in the War of 1812, he cleared two farms and died Dec. 9, 1875, his children being Mariah H., Olive R., Convis D., Thomas F., Salem T., Salem P., De Forest N., Eugene L. and Josephine L. (twins), Mary C., and Myron M. The last named was born May 24, 1824, and married Lydia KNAPP. Children: Allen C., Spencer B., Capitola, and Salem E. He has been assessor twelve years and is a farmer near Versailles. Allen C. PARKER married Mrs. Euretta CHAPMAN, daughter of Elisha TICHNOR, and is a hotel keeper in the same village.

De Forest N. PARKER was born in this town Dec. 5, 1832. Nov. 17, 1863, he married Mary E., daughter of William and Hannah TICHNOR; children: Gertrude M., Remington H., and Edith. Mr. PARKER was deputy provost marshal at Dunkirk during the Rebellion and since 1887 has resided in Buffalo, being by occupation a commercial traveler. He was supervisor of Perrysburg two years and justice of the peace four years.

John PARKER, son of John, who was a son of John, came to Hanover, N. Y., in 1812, and died in Perrysburg in 1859. He came to this town in 1830. His wife was Eunice, daughter of Peter PARKER; children: David C., Mary P., John, Seth, George F., James, Ezra A., Ann, and Edwin. George F. PARKER, born in 1821, married Catharine TAYLOR, and has one son, Cassius M., born in 1852, who married Adelle DAY and had one daughter. George F. served in the Rebellion in Co. B, 72d N. Y. Inf., and was wounded at Williamsburg. He was transferred to Co. E, 10th N. Y. Vet. Reserve Corps, and was discharged June 20, 1864. He re-enlisted Oct. 7, 1864, in Co. 1, 87th N. Y. Vol. inf., and served until the war closed. He was elected coroner in 1872 and served fifteen consecutive years. He has been justice of the peace since 1879 and is now notary public.

Ezra A. PARKER was born Feb. 23, 1829. Feb. 3, 1853, he married Amy WHEELER, who died July 1, 1890. Children: Mary, Hiram W., Myra, S., Arvilla, Cora L., and Ezra N. Mr. PARKER served in Co. C, 145th Pa. Vols. and died at Harper's Ferry, Va., Nov. 23, 1863, of typhoid fever. His daughter Myra occupies the Hiram WHEELER homestead at Versailles.

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Surnames: PELTON, MOORE, NICHOLS, FLOWER, KNAPP, MINOR, KILBORN, COON, BUTTON

Taber PELTON, a native of Massachusetts, came to Perrysburg at an early day and died on the PELTON homestead aged fifty-seven. He married Rosina MOORE. Children: Taber, Lura, Ishmer, Sarah A., Asenath, Ethimer, William, Elder, Orpha, Mary, Betsey, and Osmyn. The latter was born in Massachusetts in 1803 and came to this town with his parents, where he died in 1883. He married Samantha NICHOLS and his children were Orrett L., Simon, Marvin, Irinda, Normanda N., Philetus, Egbert, Lemon and Tyler (twins), Orpha, Jerome, and Nathan P. Lemon N. PELTON, son of Osmyn, married Phebe A. FLOWER, and is a member of the firm of KNAPP & PELTON, proprietors of the grist-mill at Perrysburg. Taber PELTON, Jr., married Mary, daughter of Lemuel MINOR, and had one child, Caleb M., born May 30, 1835. Caleb M. married Mercy A. KILBORN; children: John, Mary, William, Wallace, Mark S., Burt H., and Lura. His second wife is Flora B. COON.

Lemuel MINOR was a native of Norwich, Conn. and served seven years and seven months as drum-major in the Revolution, being pressed into the service and discharged personally by Washington. He came to Perrysburg in 1820 and cleared a farm he purchased with his pension money. At the time of his death, in Dec., 1848, he was the oldest man in town, his age being ninety-eight. He married Susan BUTTON and his children were Lemuel, Clara, Charlotte, Mary.

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Surnames: PETTIT, SWEET, HALL

Dr. James PETTIT was born in Albany, N. Y., in 1776, lived in Onondaga county, and finally settled in Fredonia, N. Y., where he died in 1847. His son Eber M. was born in Fabius, N. Y., May 3, 1801, and married Euretta SWEET; children: Helen E., Harriet, Fred, and James M. James M. PETTIT was born Jan. 13, 1833, and married Sarah E. HALL; children: Eber M., Fred, Helen, and Sarah. He enlisted in Aug., 1861, in Co. A, 64th N. Y. Vols., and was promoted captain July 2, 1863. He was wounded at Gettysburg by a minie-ball in the back of the neck and discharged in Dec., 1863. Mr. PETTIT was supervisor of Perrysburg one term and for several years succeeding 1870 a general merchant, being also a dealer in botanic drugs. He studied in Kenosha, Wis., was admitted to the bar in 1859, and resides in Fredonia, N. Y.

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Surnames: RUSSELL, HOWLAND, SISSON, PRESS

Elihu RUSSELL, son of Jonathan and Zerviah (HOWLAND) RUSSELL, was born in Bristol, Mass., in 1804, and came to Collins, Erie county, with his parents. He eventually settled in Perrysburg and died in Gowanda, Nov. 12, 1874. He married Dinah SISSON, who died in Collins, Jury 3, 1867. Children: Ruth, Elizabeth, Lucy, Sylvia, and Sophia. The latter married Ezekiel PRESS and resides in Gowanda, as does also Ruth, who was born July 21, 1836.

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Surnames: SHEPARD, MOORE, DOUD, KILLIPS

Elijah SHEPARD, a native of Massachusetts, came to Perrysburg among the early settlers and located on what is now the Chester MOORE farm. He subsequently removed to Fon du Lac, Wis., where he died aged ninety-five. Children: Riley, Jane, Manson, Joseph, Selinda, Norman, Sylvester A., David, and Olive. Sylvester A. SHEPARD was born in 1829 and died in 1874. He married Eliza MOORE; children: Willis and Eugene. Eugene SHEPARD married Mary DOUD; children: Willis and Ida. Olive SHEPARD married a Mr. KILLIPS, who was killed in a saw-mill in Wisconsin. Chester MOORE, the father of Mrs. Eliza SHEPARD, was born in Massachusetts and came to Perrysburg after his marriage, settling on a farm when there were but two houses between Gowanda and Nashville. He died in 1851.

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History of the Town of Perrysburg Chapter XLI (41)

Page 959

Surnames: SLAWSON, NASH, CARR, HOPPER, PARSELL, FRINK, BROWN

Ebenezer SLAWSON was born in Schenectady, N. Y., in 1795, and died in Hanover, N. Y., in 1877. His father, Ebenezer, was a tailor by trade and a farmer and served seven years in the Revolutionary war, dying in Yates county in Jan., 1820. His wife was Lydia NASH. Ebenezer, Jr., married Betsey CARR, who died in this town in 1859. Children: Samuel, Melissa, Eliza, Daniel, Caroline, John, and Silas N. Silas N. SLAWSON was born in Yates county, July 7, 1814. March 10, 1836, he married Temperance L. HOPPER. Children: Newton, Temperance A., and Samuel E. The latter was born in Hanover, N. Y., May 12, 1850, and married Inez PARSELL, Sept. 17, 1873. Silas N. SLAWSON married, second, Alice I. FRINK, June 4, 1885. Newton SLAWSON died in April, 1883. He married Rose C. BROWN. He was several years a teacher, twelve years a justice of the peace, and was deputy sheriff at the time of his death. Silas N. was superintendent of schools in Hanover, Chautauqua county, and town superintendent and commissioner of schools in Perrysburg. He was one of three delegates from this locality to Philadelphia to organize the U. S. Teachers' Association, and has taught school over twenty years.

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History of the Town of Perrysburg Chapter XLI (41)

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Surnames: STAFFORD, WOOD, DIMON, ANSLEY

Lilly STAFFORD, son of Lilly and Tirzah (WOOD) STAFFORD, was an early settler of Collins, Erie county, where he died. His son Timothy R. was born April 14, 1826, and Jan. 4, 1865, married Elnora DIMON; children: Nora and Dana L. He has in his possession the coat of arms of the STAFFORD family handed down from his great-grandfather, of England. Lilly STAFFORD, Sr., was a silver and gunsmith by trade and passed his life in Massachusetts. Leander STAFFORD, son of Lilly, Jr., was born May 9, 1824. Dec. 25, 1852, he married Laura ANSLEY; children: Asher C. and Lilly J., both of whom are married. Leander STAFFORD is now a retired farmer residing in Gowanda.

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History of the Town of Perrysburg Chapter XLI (41)

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Surnames: STARR, KEELER, COBURN, BAILEY, MILLHOLLEN, CHAFFEE

Samuel STARR, a native of Danbury, Conn., was one of the earliest settlers near the village of Perrysburg, where he died and was buried, and the week following his demise he received from the government a land warrant for services in the Revolutionary war, in which he served at the battle of Bunker Hill. His wife was Catharine KEELER, who was born on the Hudson, and his children were Orville, Noah, William, Ezra, John, Edwin, Zeborah, Sally, Catharine, and Anna M. Orville was born in Connecticut, came to this town with his father, and died in 1865. He married Minerva COBURN, who died in 1871; children: John S., Helen, and Phebe C. Phebe C. STARR was born in Dayton, Jan. 15, 1834, and May 30, 1856, married Anson J. BAILEY, who died the same year. She married, second, Porter MILLHOLLEN, who died six years afterward, leaving one son, Orville, who now resides with his mother in Perrysburg. She married for her third husband Marion CHAFFEE, who served in Co. E, 4th Vt. Vols., and died in the Soldiers' Home, Dayton, O., May 16, 1891.

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History of the Town of Perrysburg Chapter XLI (41)

Page 960

Surnames: STRICKLAND, WALTZ, NASH, BUNCE, WELLS, HALL

Samuel K. STRICKLAND was born in Otsego county March 15, 1800, and came to Perrysburg in 1816, whence he subsequently removed to Dayton, where he died aged seventy-six. He served in the War of 1812 and was at the battle of Plattsburgh. He married Permelia WALTZ, who died in Dayton in 1863. Children: Robert O., Chester D., Mary Ann, Fayette, Jane, John N., Matilda, George F., Mercy, Samuel H., and Mirenus W. Chester D. STRICKLAND was born Oct. 18, 1818. April 3, 1845, he married Emeline A. NASH, who was born May 1, 1826, and died July 8, 1884, a daughter of Silas and Sally (BUNCE) NASH, early settlers of Dayton. Children: Silas I., Alice, Clorine M., Elva P., Flora J., Dillon D., L. May, and C. Douglass. Mr. STRICKLAND served in Co. K, 154th N. Y. Vols., and was discharged Oct. 31, 1863. At the battle of Chancellorsville he was taken prisoner and confined in Libby prison four days.

George F. STRICKLAND was born Sept. 30, 1829. In 1851 he married Matilda WELLS, who was born in Dayton in 1839. They have one daughter, Mary J. (Mrs. Egbert D. HALL). Peter WALTZ, the father of Mrs. Permelia STRICKLAND, served seven years and nine months in the Revolutionary war and drew a pension, which was subsequently paid to his widow until her death.

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History of the Town of Perrysburg Chapter XLI (41)

Page 960

Surnames: TOWNSEND, CROSS, COLE, JOHNSON

Thomas TOWNSEND was born in Dutchess county, lived for a time in Penn Yan, N. Y., and finally came to Perrysburg, where he died Nov. 17, 1858. His wife was Polly CROSS; children: Luther A., Sally, Abbie, Harriet C., and John R. The last named was born in Penn Yan, March 3, 1823, and married, June 17, 1852, S. Arvilla, daughter of Ralph and Maria (COLE) JOHNSON, of Dayton, who survives him, residing on the homestead. Ralph JOHNSON was born in Stafford, Conn., April 3, 1797, came to Dayton in 1815, and died Jan. 11, 1871. He was the first postmaster in Dayton, for several years its town clerk and supervisor, and one of its earliest inn keepers.

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History of the Town of Perrysburg Chapter XLI (41)

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Surnames: VAN SCHOONHOVEN, SNOW, NEWTON

James VAN SCHOONHOVEN, son of Henry, an early settler in Hanover, N. Y., was born in Schoharie county Aug. 24, 1794, and died Sept. 2, 1865. His son Richard B. was born in Aug., 1837, and married, Dec. 11, 1858, Mary E. SNOW, who died July 8, 1877; children: Ruby D., James F., Charles R., and Ethelyn J. He married, second, Mrs. Elene C. NEWTON, Jan. 11, 1880. Catharine P., sister of Richard B., married Lewis SNOW and resides in this town. James VAN SCHOONHOVEN was one of the first settlers in Chautauqua county to manufacture scythe snathes, which he made by hand.

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History of the Town of Perrysburg Chapter XLI (41)

Page 961

Surnames: VOSBURG, KELLOGG, FILLMORE, BRIGGS, CAMPBELL, WARD, ARNOLD

John VOSBURG, son of Isaac and Mary (KELLOGG) VOSBURG, was born in Sheffield, Mass., Aug., 28, 1800, and died Feb. 26, 1873. In 1823 he married Betsey B. FILLMORE, who died May 31, 1846. Children: Mary J., Charles, William F., Laura S., Franklin B., Annette, George L., Caroline M., Norton N., Harry, and Sydna J. George L. VOSBURG, born May 1, 1838, married, April 5, 1859, Eliza A., daughter of Chancellor and Ann (BRIGGS) CAMPBELL, and has children John C. and Annette. The latter married George B. WARD and has children Laura S., Harry, and Mary A. John C. VOSBURG married Clara ARNOLD. Cyrus FILLMORE, the father of Mrs. Betsey B. VOSBURG, served seven years in the Revolution, drew a pension, and died at Collins, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1847. George L. VOSBURG was a constable in Gowanda fourteen years, deputy sheriff two years, and conducted the stage and, livery business of Gowanda twelve years.

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History of the Town of Perrysburg Chapter XLI (41)

Page 961

Surnames: WELLS, HOPKINS, SHANNON, CROWELL, DARLING

Elijah WELLS, son of Elijah, who served in the war of the Revolution., was born in Conway, Mass., and came to Perrysburg in 1819, settling on a farm near the center of the town, where he died March 8, 1825. He married Mercy HOPKINS, daughter of Seth, a Revolutionary soldier; she died here aged sixty-nine. Children: John, Dexter, Elijah, Luther, Clarissa, Thomas H. Thomas H. WELLS was born in Conway, Mass., Feb. 16, 1809. Coming to Perrysburg with his parents in 1819 he married, March 16, 1828, Betsey SHANNON, who was born Oct. 2, 1809. Children: Warren, Adaline, Marian D., Mercy J., and Florinda. He is now a farmer on the homestead and enjoys the distinction of being one of the oldest men in town. Warren WELLS, born Oct. 22, 1832, married Julia CROWELL and has children Ellie A., Flora A., Grant E., Thomas F., and Harley E. Marian D. married Leonard DARLING, Jan. 1, 1856, and has children Willie H., Addie D., and Elmer L. Mr. DARLING was killed at the Second Bull Run, Aug. 27, 1862, while serving in Co. H, 44th N. Y. Vols., in which he enlisted Sept. 15, 1861.

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Surnames: WOOD, HICKS, DAVIS, OSTRANDER

Lemuel H. WOOD was born July 6, 1844, a son of Joseph and Sally (HICKS) WOOD, and is now a farmer. He has been supervisor of Perrysburg since 1891 and has also served as assessor and highway commissioner. He married Alice F., daughter of Egbert and Cynthia (DAVIS) OSTRANDER, who was born April 29, 1846. Joseph WOOD was a native of Vermont, served in the War of 1812, and removed from Saratoga, N. Y., to Silver Creek, whence he finally came to this town, where he cleared a farm at "Ruggtown" and died in 1866. Children: Joseph D., William, Ami, Dudley, Vashta, Betsey, Polly, Sarah F., Russell, and Lemuel H. Russell WOOD served in the Ellsworth Zouaves and died at his home in 1864.

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History of the Town of Perrysburg Chapter XLI (41)

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Surnames: WOODIN, BECKWITH, BOTSFORD, BUTLER, SOULE, ALLEN, DERBY, HAWKINS, VOSBURG, ACKLEY

Homer WOODIN was born in Bristol, Conn., July 6, 1806. March 10, 1829, he married Vashti BECKWITH, who was born in Burlington, Conn., May 14, 1805. In Nov. following they joined Luzon BOTSFORD in Otto, whose wife Polly was Mrs. WOODIN's sister. He purchased the improvements of Harvey BUTLER for which he paid $300 cash. He then went to the land office in Ellicottville and paid $25, and received a new contract. His land cost him, besides the $300 paid for the improvements, $1.25 per acre. About 1850 he traded this farm for another of 400 acres known as the Stephen SOULE place. About 1857 he left this farm to his sons William and Martin H., and bought the farm of Warren ALLEN, containing 330 acres, where he resided until 1869, when he purchased a home containing thirty acres adjoining, where he resided the remainder of his life. After Mr. WOODIN located in Perrysburg he engaged in dealing in butter and cheese, and it is said of him that he bought more cheese and handled more money at that time than any other man in the county. He was first a Whig and later a staunch Republican. He served as assessor and justice of the peace many years, but when his party nominated him assemblyman he refused to accept. Mr. WOODIN died Dec. 12, 1875. Mrs. WOODIN survives him and resides in the village of Dayton.

Homer E. WOODIN, son of William and Abi (DERBY) WOODIN and grandson of Homer, was born in Otto, July 8, 1860. Feb. 23, 1877, he married a daughter of Elijah HAWKINS, of Persia; children: Inez M., born Nov. 23, 1879, died Oct. 16, 1890, and Homer E., born Dec. 27, 1889. He is a farmer on the VOSBURG farm, where he has lived fifteen years. Elijah HAWKINS was born in Vermont, Nov. 10, 1815, and died Jan. 9, 1878. His wife, Roxana ACKLEY, was born in Persia, Sept. 27, 1828.

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History of the Town of Perrysburg Chapter XLI (41)

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Surnames: ZIMMERMAN, HINK, DURAND

Charles ZIMMERMAN, son of Michael, married, in Denmark, Europe, Mary, daughter of John Mathias HINK, a distiller and brewer. They came to America in 1854 and to Perrysburg in 1881, where he died Sept. 20, 1872. Children: Fred, Charles, Amelia, and Henrietta. Fred ZIMMERMAN married Amelia DURAND and has children Mamie, Laura, and Bessie. Henrietta is a talented musician and Fred is musical director in the Girard avenue theater, Philadelphia. Charles also holds a similar position in a traveling troupe.

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