Edwin Hunter Todd8, (Eugene M.7, Manning S.6, Samuel B.5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 4, 1870, married June 28, 1913, Charlotte Gladys Stevens. They lived in Dodgeville, N. Y. Child: 2437. Eugene Francis, b. March 1, 1914.
Location: Herkimer County NY
Morris Todd8, (Allen7, David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in 1830, in Herkimer County, N. Y., died in 1902, in Quasqueton, Iowa, married about 1853, Clara F. Finlayson, who was born in 1836, in Onondaga County, N. Y. In his early life, Mr. Todd learned and worked at the shipwright trade. Removing to Michigan, he settled in Port Sanlac, St. Clair County, and engaged in the general merchandise business. It was while he was living here that he married Miss Finlayson. In 1854, he moved again, going to Iowa, and making the journey in a onehorse spring wagon and
Richard Gird is the well-known owner of the Chino Ranch, San Bernardino County. The few facts obtained in regard to his life and successful career form an interesting chapter in this Memorial History. Mr. Gird was born in Herkimer County, New York, in 1836. His father, John Gird, was a native of New Jersey, a farmer by occupation, and to that calling he reared his son, giving him the benefits of such an education as could be procured in the common schools. The subject of this sketch was of studious habits and disposition, and made the best of his advantages.
ALBERT BARNES WATKINS IN THE broad and varied interests of education, and as possessing intellectual powers admirably fitted for the practical application of knowledge to the wants of our young men and women engaged in the courses of study, no man in Albany has earned a more excellent reputation than Dr. Albert B. Watkins, of the University of the State of New York. His career, marked by a supreme love for knowledge, reveals in full light the earnest, persevering and successful workings of the true educator under many pressing difficulties. He was born on the 8th of July, 1838, in
Almost the only living individual among those earliest settlers who came to Rock Island County in the thirties and forties, when the present City of Rock Island was a small village, known as Stephenson, is Sylvester Washington McMaster, a man whom nearly every man, woman and child throughout Rock Island County knows, either personally or by reputation. He was born October 8, 1811, near Watertown, in Herkimer County, New York, and died January 22, 1908, at the age of ninety-six years. His early life was spent upon a farm and he received such education as he could in the country
This is a transcription of a cemetery on road from Palatine Bridge to Stone Arabia just outside village in center of a field in Palatine Bridge, Herkimer County, New York. BAKER William, d. 12 May 1868, ae. 47 yrs., 7 mos., 11 days. DIEFENDORF Nancy Ann, d. 2_ Aug. 1841, ae. 28 yrs. Wife of Henry Diefendorf. Jacob Hees, d. 11 Sept. 1841. Son of Henry and Maria Ann Diefendorf. DYKEMAN Henry V., d. 28 Mar. 1851, ae. 40 yrs., 2 mos. Maria E., d. 4 May 1855, ae. 41 yrs., 4 mos., 21 days. Wife of Henry V. Dykeman.
The following names have been copied from monuments found in Woods, Pastures, Fence corners, Stone walls, Barnyards, and small family plots. All are cemeteries are found in the town of Stark, Herkimer county, New York. FIKES Adam, d. 27 Apr. 1834, ae. 55 yrs., 6 mos., 28 days. Son of Adam Fikes. Christina, d. 15 Apr. 1841, ae. 49 yrs., 7 mos., 18 days. Wife of Adam Fikes. GEYWITS Polly Smith, d. 9 July 1860, ae. 49 yrs., 10 days. Wife of Adam Geywits. Adam, d. 14 Oct. 1844, ae. 34 yrs., 5 mos. Mary E., d. 4 Nov. 1851,
Tombstone inscriptions of the Otsquak Cemetery. This is the first burial place of the early settlers of the town of Stark. In this cemetery was located the first church in this section. It was built in 1798 and the presiding minister was John Christopher Welting. He is buried in the Fort Plain cemetery (in the southeast corner. On the stone it tells when he preached at the Otsquak and Guysenberg Churches). In this Otsquak cemetery are buried the ones who cleared the land and fought the wars of America. SHAUL Jeremiah, d. 2 Sept. 1882, ae. 62 yrs., 11 mos.,
DR. W.C. McKAY. – One by one the pioneers who braved the wilderness and its dangers, in order that their posterity might enjoy the fruits of their hazardous conquests of the domain of the savage are passing away. As the poet sang of the valorous knights of the days of chivalry, “Their souls are with the saints, we trust,” so, at no distant day, will the same be sung o’er the graves of the last of the pioneers. So, while yet alive, let us honor them as they deserve to be honored; and when dead let their deeds be recorded
REV. GUSTAVUS HINES. – Gustavus Hines was born in Herkimer county, New York, in 1809. On his mother’s side he was descended from the Carvets and Wilkensons of the old Massachusetts colony, and on his father’s from the Hopkinns of Rhode Island, all names of the highest respectability and even celebrity in the early history of New England. Governor Carvet of Massachusetts colony, and Stephen Hopkinns, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, were of the same families. he grew to his majority in the county of his birth, and in 1832 removed to Cattaraugus county, in the