For the past seventeen years a resident of Topeka, Mr. Bronson has been a considerable factor in the material prosperity of the state, particularly in connection with the agricultural interests. As resident agent for a firm of foreign capitalists, he has been instrumental during his time in handling and distributing over $25,000,000 cash to the land owners and farmers of Kansas and adjoining states, and he is perhaps as well informed as any man in the state on the subject of agricultural credit, land values and farming interests from the financial standpoint. A native of Herkimer County, New York, where
Location: Herkimer County NY
Ward Salisbury. The Salisbury family have been residents of Hiawatha County for over thirty years, and Mr. Ward Salisbury, who was a child when his father located there, had succeeded the older Salisbury as proprietor of the leading grain elevator and his business as a grain buyer extends all over that section of Kansas. Mr. Ward Salisbury was born in Norway, Herkimer County, New York, February 20, 1877. His lineage goes back for a number of generations in American history. The Salisburys came out of England and were colonists in New York. Mr. Salisbury is a member of the Sous
Mather, Samuel Wayne; manufacturer; born, Schuyler, N. Y., July 27, 1849; son of Asaph and Betsy Emily Davis Mather; limited education; his father was seriously injured when he was young, so could not go to school, after he was 11 years old; went to work to help support the family; worked three years in the woods burning charcoal; moved to Cattaraugus County, N. Y., with his parents and tor five years worked on his father’s farm; married, Frankville, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1887, Addie Viola Cooley; issue, five children, two living, Addie and William; his first wife died July 9,
Samuel Beach Todd5, (Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born April 5, 1768, died March 12, 1852, married first, Lowly Humiston, who was born 1772, died Oct. 5, 1794, second,(???)Brockett, who died July 4, 1833, third, Polly Rice. He lived in Fairfield, Herkimer County, N. Y. Children by Lowly Humiston: 442. Ammi, d. in infancy. 443. Esther, d. young. Children by(???)Brockett: *444. Manning S., b. March 28, 1797. 445. Betsey, b. Sept. 27, 1798, m. Sept. 27, 1818, Eli McConnell; they had six children; lived in Salisbury Center, Herkimer County, N. Y. *446. Lyman S., b. Nov. 7, 1802. *447. Hermon S.,
Stephen Todd5, (Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 23, 1735, married Rachel Johnson, who was born in 1740, in Wallingford, Conn. They removed to Salisbury, N. Y., or it may have been Salisbury, Conn., where he is said to have died when an old man. He was at one time a physician in Wallingford, Conn. Children: *309. Jehiel, b. Nov. 3, 1761. *310. Stephen, b. Dec. 23, 1773. *311. Bethel.
Stephen Todd6, (Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 23, 1773, died on his birthday Dec. 23, 1827, in Salisbury, N. Y., married Bede Frisbee. He practiced as a physician in Salisbury, N. Y. Children: 697. Laura, m. Seth Miller. 698. Adeline, m. Dr. John Spaulding. 699. Eliza F., m. Thomas Burch. *700. Anna P.
BULLOCK, Mary Todd6, (Samuel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) she was called “Polly”, born in Conn., moved to Middletown, Delaware County, N. Y., in 1802, married Daniel Bullock. They moved to Herkimer County, N. Y. Children: I. Daniel, a Methodist minister. The story is that one time in his youth, he was visiting his aunt Clarissa and being oppressed at the noon meal, his aunt remarked gently, “Daniel, you must get religion”. He fied to the hay mow and wept and prayed, returning presently in great peace, having sought and found pardon of God. Later he began to preach and was
Thomas Jefferson Todd6, (Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 11, 1803, at Fairfield, Herkimer County, N. Y., died Aug. 10, 1880, at Plattsmouth, Neb., married May 12, 1830, Mary Smith at Kiantone, Chautauqua County, N. Y. In the year 1832, they removed to Jamestown, N. Y.; in 1836 they went to Geauga County, Ohio; thence in 1839 to Carrol County, Ohio; then in 1841 they went to De Wittville, N. Y., to the farm originally owned by Caleb Todd and which was bought by him from the Holland Land Company, and which farm is now owned by Chautauqua County
Caleb Todd6, (Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Dec. 13, 1807, at Fairfield, N. Y., died March 25, 1856, at Clayton, Genesee County, Mich., married first, at Westfield, N. Y., by Elder Chapman, March 17, 1833, Lucretia Wood, who was born April 10, 1816, at Westfield, N. Y., died Oct. 5, 1840, at Chautauqua, N. Y. He married second, April 21, 1843, at Westfield, N. Y., also by Elder Chapman, Hannah A. Felt, who was born May 4, 1818, at Palmyra, N. Y., died Feb. 2, 1885, at Davison, Mich. Child by Lucretia Wood: *994. George Emmett, b. July 1,
Manning Samuel Todd6, (Samuel Beach5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 28, 1797, died Dec. 3, 1877, married March 10, 1825, Maria Pickert. He served six weeks during 1814, in the war of 1812. They lived at Fairfield, N. Y. Children: 1005. Adeline Maria, b. May 30, 1826, d. July 24, 1887, m. March 10, 1846 Alonzo G. Smith. They resided at Fairfield, N. Y. No children. 1006. Charles Theodore, b. May 28, 1829, m. Nov. 14, 1865, Margaret Davis. By occupation, he was a mason. They lived in Fairfield, N. Y. He was living in 1911. No children. *1007.