(VI) Willis, son of Nathan Aldrich, was born in Adams or New Salem. He settled on a farm in Farmington, New York. He married Edna Smith and died in 1852. His wife died in 1857. Children: Urial, mentioned elsewhere; Esther; Reuben.
(VII) Urial, son of Willis Aldrich, was born at Farmington, 1810, died November 24, 1883. He was educated in the district schools. He owned a farm of ninety-two acres. In politics the was a Republican, and in religion was of the Society of Friends. He married Esther Power in 1831, and she died in 1897. Children : Arthur, died aged six months; Esther, born March, 1832, married Norman P. Bartles, who died in March, 1901 ; Lydia, born January, 1834, married Amos Gardiner and had two sons, Cassius and Roy Gardiner; Byron, born November 10, 1837, died in 1889 at
(VIII) Cassius R., son of Urial Aldrich, was born in Wayne county, New York, October 15, 1839. He was educated in the Farmington district schools. At the age of eighteen years he began to learn the trade of mason in Farmington. After two years he came to Victor, where he worked at his trade for many years. In the spring of 1904 he bought a farm of one hundred and twenty-five acres a short distance out of the village of Victor. In recent years he has been assisted in the management of the farm by his son, Milton U. Aldrich.
Edward Aldrich, the grandfather of the subject of this biography, resided on the homestead farm in Thompson. His son Easick, a native of Douglas, spent the chief portion of his life in Thompson. He married Miriam Howland, of Burrillville, R. I., whose children were: Elizabeth, Edward, John, Viletta and Eddy. Edward Aldrich, the eldest of these sons, was born on the 25th of July, 1808, in Thompson, where he became a pupil of the neighboring school and afterward pursued his studies for one or more terms at Dudley, Mass. His education was, however, more the result of judicious reading and
Noah Aldrich, a revolutionary soldier and a resident of Scituate, Rhode Island, married Huldah Whittaker, who died in her one hundredth year. They raised a large family of sons and daughters, among whom was David, born in 1770, in Scituate, where his life was spent as a farmer. A public-spirited and influential citizen, he was for many years a member of the town council, director of the Citizens’ Union Bank, since extinct, and a liberal contributor to the Smithville Seminary, now the Lapham Institute, of Scituate. He married Hope Law, of Killingly, Conn., whose children were: George, William, John and