Biographical Sketch of Sunderland Pattison Gardner

(V) Sunderland Pattison, son of Elisha W. and Sarah (Pattison) Gardner. was born in Rensselaerville, New York, July 4, 1802, and died February 13, 1893. He was a farmer. but the chief work of his life was as minister in the Society of Friends. He was a temperance advocate and a staunch Democrat, and as a young man served for several years as a school commissioner. He was married according to the Friends’ ceremony. May 28, 1863, to Annette Hannah Ben, who was born at Richmond, Crawford county, Pennsylvania, August 24, 1836. She was the daughter of William and Sarah Hyde dord) Bell. the former born in Pennsylvania, 1765; granddaughter of John Bell, who was born in Pennsylvania, of Scotch-Irish descent, and served as a soldier in the revolutionary war under Washington. Sarah Hyde dord) Bell was born in Connecticut, 1800, and was a daughter of Gould Lord, granddaughter of Samuel Lord, and great-granddaughter of Robert Lord, a native of England, who was the first soldier to scale the wall at Quebec during the French and Indian war. Annette Hannah (Bell) Gardner was the great-granddaughter, on the maternal side, of Ephraim Fanton. who was of Irish descent, and who came to this country in the “Mayflower,” and she still has in her possession a trunk brought over by him. The Famous intermarried with the Beers, who were of Welsh descent, and the Lords and Hydes intermarried, both of the latter families being of English descent. Aaron Burr was a third cousin on the maternal side. Children of Sunderland Pattison and Annette Hannah (Bell) Gardner: Sunderland Pattison, born December 23, 1868; Oscar Bell, born June 17, 1871 ; Anson Lapham, see elsewhere.

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