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John Henry Luhmann

M, #1921, born 3 June 1866, died 1943
Father*George* Harry Luhmann born before 1850, died 1943
Mother*Meta Mahler born about 1846

Family

Marie Johanna Boda/Bode born 15 August 1869, died 1944
Children

Life Events

Birth*John Henry Luhmann was born on 3 June 1866 in Verstarder Hemmor, Hanover, Germany. 
Immigration*John Henry Luhmann immigrated in 1889.1 
Marriage*He married Marie Johanna Boda/Bode in 1892 in Germany. 
Census*John Henry Luhmann appeared on the census of 1910 at District 573, Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York, with Maria (wife, age 40), George (son, age 15), John (son, age 12), and Maria (daughter, age 8); also Teresa Todt (servant, age 19). Immigration date is shown as 1889.1 
Death*John Henry Luhmann died in 1943. 
Note*Per his son, John, in 1996: John, Sr. carted coal at $4/day, drove a milk wagon and eventually owned three delicatessens in New York City. The first deli was run by his wife. Other delis were at 2078 8th Ave. (between 112th and 113th Sts.), NYC and 633 Columbus Ave. (between 90th and 91st Sts.), NYC. He was Lutheran. On 13 Oct 1913, because of arthritis, he left Manhattan with his wife and children and bought a farm in Stanfordville, Dutchess Co., NY. He was later cured of arthritis, according to his son, John Henry. 
Last Edited2 May 2008

Citations

  1. [S312] Census, 1910 p. 14 (Ancestry).

Marie Johanna Boda/Bode

F, #1922, born 15 August 1869, died 1944

Family

John Henry Luhmann born 3 June 1866, died 1943
Children

Life Events

Birth*Marie Johanna Boda/Bode was born on 15 August 1869. 
Marriage*She married John Henry Luhmann, son of George* Harry Luhmann and Meta Mahler, in 1892 in Germany. 
Death*Marie Johanna Boda/Bode died in 1944. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Meta Luhmann

F, #1923, born 1892, died December 1893
Father*John Henry Luhmann born 3 June 1866, died 1943
Mother*Marie Johanna Boda/Bode born 15 August 1869, died 1944

Life Events

Birth*Meta Luhmann was born in 1892. 
Death*Meta Luhmann died in December 1893. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

George Luhmann

M, #1924, born 21 November 1894
Father*John Henry Luhmann born 3 June 1866, died 1943
Mother*Marie Johanna Boda/Bode born 15 August 1869, died 1944

Family

Marie Osterhoudt born about 1900
Children

Life Events

Birth*George Luhmann was born on 21 November 1894 in 1215 2nd Ave., New York, New York. 
Marriage*He married Marie Osterhoudt
Census*George Luhmann appeared on the census of 1930 at District 72, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, as head of household, with Marie (wife, age 33), George (son, age 9), and John C. (son, age 7).1 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1940 at 27 Haight Ave., Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York.2 
Last Edited20 September 2012

Citations

  1. [S312] Census, 1930 p. 18 (Ancestry).
  2. [S312] Census, 1940.

Marie Luhmann

F, #1925, born 11 July 1901, died 1991
Father*John Henry Luhmann born 3 June 1866, died 1943
Mother*Marie Johanna Boda/Bode born 15 August 1869, died 1944

Family

Frank Sbrieman born about 1900

Life Events

Birth*Marie Luhmann was born on 11 July 1901. 
Marriage*She married Frank Sbrieman
Death*Marie Luhmann died in 1991 in Georgia. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Marie Osterhoudt

F, #1926, born about 1900

Family

George Luhmann born 21 November 1894
Children

Life Events

Birth*Marie Osterhoudt was born about 1900. 
Marriage*She married George Luhmann, son of John Henry Luhmann and Marie Johanna Boda/Bode
Census*Marie Osterhoudt appeared on the census of 1920 at Poughkeepsie Ward 7, Dutchess, New York, age 59, living with husband and her mother Marie Osterhoudt, brother Alfred S.1 
Last Edited20 September 2012

Citations

  1. [S312] Census, 1920 p. 12 (Ancestry).
  2. [S312] Census, 1940.

Frank Sbrieman

M, #1927, born about 1900

Family

Marie Luhmann born 11 July 1901, died 1991

Life Events

Birth*Frank Sbrieman was born about 1900. 
Marriage*He married Marie Luhmann, daughter of John Henry Luhmann and Marie Johanna Boda/Bode
Last Edited27 February 2000

George* Harry Luhmann

M, #1928, born before 1850, died 1943

Family

Meta Mahler born about 1846
Children

Life Events

Birth*George* Harry Luhmann was born before 1850 in Verstarder Hemmor, Hanover, Germany. 
Marriage*He married Meta Mahler
Burial*George* Harry Luhmann was buried in 1943 at Stanfordville, Dutchess, New York. 
Death*George* Harry Luhmann died in 1943. 
Last Edited7 May 2006

Meta Mahler

F, #1929, born about 1846

Family

George* Harry Luhmann born before 1850, died 1943
Children

Life Events

Birth*Meta Mahler was born about 1846 in Germany. 
Marriage*She married George* Harry Luhmann
Last Edited16 November 2007

Henry Luhmann

M, #1930, born about 1875
Father*George* Harry Luhmann born before 1850, died 1943
Mother*Meta Mahler born about 1846

Life Events

Birth*Henry Luhmann was born about 1875. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Klaus Luhmann

M, #1931, born about 1875
Father*George* Harry Luhmann born before 1850, died 1943
Mother*Meta Mahler born about 1846

Life Events

Birth*Klaus Luhmann was born about 1875. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Harry Luhmann

M, #1932, born about 1880
Father*George* Harry Luhmann born before 1850, died 1943
Mother*Meta Mahler born about 1846

Life Events

Birth*Harry Luhmann was born about 1880. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Paul Murray

M, #1933, born about 1925, died 2010

Life Events

Birth*Paul Murray was born about 1925. 
Address* Paul Murray lived at at Beverly Murray, 796 E. 2200 North, Logan, Utah. 
Death*Paul Murray died in 2010.1 
Last Edited9 June 2010

Citations

  1. [S409] Family records, Family knowledge.

William Lofland

M, #1934, born October 1885
RelationshipUncle of William Andrews Wheeler R.N..
Father*Trusten P. Lofland born November 1847
Mother*Emma Wright born February 1844, died 1 July 1918

Life Events

Birth*William Lofland was born in October 1885 in Owaneco, Illinois. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Calvin T. Caswell

M, #1935, born 1842, died March 1864
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of William Andrews Wheeler R.N..
Father*Anthony Caswell born about 23 December 1796, died 29 April 1871
Mother*Sally Lockwood born 28 June 1811, died 20 March 1872

Family

Electa Ann Davis born 14 May 1844, died 1927
Child

Life Events

Birth*Calvin T. Caswell was born in 1842. 
Marriage*He married Electa Ann Davis, daughter of James Davis and Unknown Johnson?, in 1862. 
Occupation*Calvin T. Caswell worked as blacksmith in 1863.1 
Residence*Calvin T. Caswell lived on 1 July 1863 at Ischua, New York, per Civil War draft registration (age 20).1 
Death*He died in March 1864 age 21 yrs, 2 mos, 24 days as recorded in Sally Squire Pettengill's papers. However, according to her, he died in March 1863, which is obviously wrong if the Civil War record is correct. I am guessing his death date was in March 1864.2,1 
Burial*He was buried at Caswell Cemetery, Yankee Hill Rd., Ischua, New York.3 
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler
Last Edited31 October 2013

Citations

  1. [S401] Ancestry Web Site,, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General's Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group Number: 110; Title: Records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau (Civil War); Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); ARC Identifies: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 1 of 3.
  2. [S322] Allegany County, NY History and Genealogies, p. 229.
  3. [S309] Cemetery record, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycattar/cemetery/caswell.htm

Electa Ann Davis

F, #1936, born 14 May 1844, died 1927
Electa Davis Caswell
RelationshipGreat-grandmother of William Andrews Wheeler R.N..
Father*James Davis born 1808
Mother*Unknown Johnson?

Family 1

Calvin T. Caswell born 1842, died March 1864
Child

Family 2

Charles Justus Caswell born 31 December 1846, died 1923
Children

Life Events

Birth*Electa Ann Davis was born on 14 May 1844 in Franklinville, Cattaraugus (Allegany?), New York, (born in Cattaraugus County, per 1855 Census of Lyndon, Catt. Co., NY). 
Census*She appeared on the census of 1850.1 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 1860.2 
Marriage*She married Calvin T. Caswell, son of Anthony Caswell and Sally Lockwood, in 1862. 
Marriage*Electa Ann Davis married Charles Justus Caswell, son of Anthony Caswell and Sally Lockwood, on 5 July 1868 in Ischua, Cattaraugus, New York. 
CensusElecta Ann Davis appeared on the census of 1880.3 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 1900 at Ischua, Cattaraugus, New York.4 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 1910.5 
Death*Electa Ann Davis died in 1927. 
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler
Last Edited31 October 2013

Citations

  1. [S312] Census, 1850.
  2. [S312] Census, 1860.
  3. [S312] Census, 1880.
  4. [S312] Census, 1900: Image 14 of 17 at Ancestry.com.
  5. [S312] Census, 1910.

Anthony Caswell

M, #1937, born about 23 December 1796, died 29 April 1871
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of William Andrews Wheeler R.N..
Father*Allen Caswell born about 1775, died before 26 January 1835
Mother*Elisabeth Shearman born 31 January 1765?, died after 26 January 1835

Family

Sally Lockwood born 28 June 1811, died 20 March 1872
Children

Life Events

Birth*Anthony Caswell was born about 23 December 1796 in Hopkinton, Rhode Island.1 
Marriage*He married Sally Lockwood, daughter of Justus Lockwood and Aurelia Dickerson, on 3 March 1829 in Ischua, Cattaraugus, New York.2 
Census*Anthony Caswell appeared on the census of 1870.3 
Death*Anthony Caswell died on 29 April 1871 in Ischua, Cattaraugus, New York. 
Burial*He was buried after 29 April 1871 at Caswell Cemetery, Yankee Hill, Ischua, Cattaraugus, New York. 
Note*As a young man, Anthony went from Rhode Island to Connecticut to Charleston to Schenectady, NY, where, in 1823-1824, he worked on construction of the Erie Canal. He settled the farm where future generations would live in 1824 and lived alone four years in the woods, running a still in Cuba for a friend.
Anthony died at age 74 yrs. 4 mos. 20 das. He and his wife (with some children) are buried in "the small Caswell cemetery behind the home of Clarence Clayson on the Yankee Hill Road" (1979). Sally Squire Pettengill, Town Historian, Dutch Hill Road, Ischua, NY 14746 reported all this information and it was sent to me by the present Town Historian in October 1998.4 
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler
Last Edited31 October 2013

Citations

  1. [S319] Cattaraugus County, NY History, 1894 ( ), p. 1132.
  2. [S324] Ischua, NY Jerry Babcock, Babcock Cemetery Records.
  3. [S312] Census, 1870.
  4. [S319] Cattaraugus Co., NY History.

Sally Lockwood

F, #1938, born 28 June 1811, died 20 March 1872
Relationship2nd great-grandmother of William Andrews Wheeler R.N..
Father*Justus Lockwood born 1769, died 25 December 1848
Mother*Aurelia Dickerson born about 1780

Family

Anthony Caswell born about 23 December 1796, died 29 April 1871
Children

Life Events

Birth*Sally Lockwood was born on 28 June 1811. 
Marriage*She married Anthony Caswell, son of Allen Caswell and Elisabeth Shearman, on 3 March 1829 in Ischua, Cattaraugus, New York.1 
Death*Sally Lockwood died on 20 March 1872 in Ischua, Cattaraugus, New York.2,3 
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler
Last Edited31 October 2013

Citations

  1. [S324] Ischua, NY Jerry Babcock, Babcock Cemetery Records.
  2. [S309] Cemetery record, 60 y. 8 mo. 24 d.
  3. [S314] Will, Both will and probate record are on file in Surrogate Court, Cattaraugus Co., NY. Copies are in DJW file.

Allen Caswell1

M, #1939, born about 1775, died before 26 January 1835
Relationship3rd great-grandfather of William Andrews Wheeler R.N..
Father*William Caswell born before 1760

Family

Elisabeth Shearman born 31 January 1765?, died after 26 January 1835
Children

Life Events

Birth*Allen Caswell was born about 1775 in Hopkinton, Rhode Island. 
Marriage*He married Elisabeth Shearman, daughter of Gideon Shearman and Abigail Eddy, on 20 February 1794 in Swansea, Massachusetts.2,3 
Death*Allen Caswell died before 26 January 1835 in Hopkinton, Rhode Island. 
Will*Allen Caswell prepared a will on 26 January 1835 mentions wife Elisabeth, sons Anthony, Loyd, and Allen Jr. and daughter Hannah.2 
NoteAccording to a bio on Charles Caswell (Allen's grandson), either Allen Caswell or Justus Lockwood must have married a daughter of Roger Sherman, signer of the Declaration of Independence. This is not correct. Allen Caswell's wife, Elizabeth Shearman, was a cousin to Roger Sherman. She was also a cousin to General William Sherman of Civil War fame. Allen Caswell's will is dated 28 Jan 1833 and was probated 26 Jan 1835. The will reads as follows:
"In the name of God- Amen. I Allen Caswell of Hopkinton in the County of Washington and State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations yeoman, being sane ...." A copy of the will and the inventory taken after his death is in DJW files.4 
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler
Last Edited31 October 2013

Citations

  1. [S347] Jr. William S. Caswell, Descendants of Job Caswell, p. 131.
  2. [S314] Will, Probate Book #6, p. 224: Will of Allen Caswell probated 26 Jan 1835.
  3. [S324] Ischua, NY Jerry Babcock, Babcock Cemetery Records, Janice Caswell e-mail address.
  4. [S314] Will , Probate records in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island.

William Caswell

M, #1940, born before 1760
Relationship4th great-grandfather of William Andrews Wheeler R.N..

Family

Child

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Note*A William Caswell was b. 15 Sep 1660 in Taunton, Bristol County, Connecticut, d. before Jun 1747, m. Mercy Lincoln b. 3 Apr 1670, d. abt 1751 or 1752.

Another lineage shows a Hannah Caswell m. 5 Oct 1751 in Middleborough, MA. Her line is to Peter Caswell b. 20 Sep 1691 m. Elizabeth Barney to Steven Caswell b. 15 Feb 1648/9 Taunton, MA, m. Hannah Thrasher Dec. 1674 to Thomas Caswell d. Mar 1697/8 Taunton, MA, m. Mary.

Could this William belong to any of these lineages?1 
Birth*William Caswell was born before 1760 in Rhode Island According to the work done by the Caswell Family Organization (now on the Caswell CD created by Mike Caswell of the Moonrakers site), William descends from Job. I do not have further details as yet. 
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler
Last Edited31 October 2013

Justus Lockwood

M, #1941, born 1769, died 25 December 1848
Relationship3rd great-grandfather of William Andrews Wheeler R.N..

Family

Aurelia Dickerson born about 1780
Children

Life Events

Birth*Justus Lockwood was born in 1769. 
Marriage*He married Aurelia Dickerson before 1801. 
Death*Justus Lockwood died on 25 December 1848 in Lyndon, Cattaraugus, New York.1 
NoteAccording to Census data, there was a Justus Lockwood in Columbia Co., NY in 1810; in Renselaer Co., NY in 1820 and in Hinsdale, Cattaraugus Co., NY in 1830 (near Anthony Caswell). 
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler
Last Edited31 October 2013

Citations

  1. [S309] Cemetery record.

James Davis

M, #1942, born 1808
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of William Andrews Wheeler R.N..
A Jonathan Davis was one of the first settlers of Ischua and probably arrived before 1812. Jonathan m. Susan Farwell.1

Family

Unknown Johnson?
Child

Life Events

Birth*James Davis was born in 1808 in Columbia, New York.2 
Marriage*He married Unknown Johnson? before 1844? 
MarriageJames Davis married Meleliah Unknown in 1851? 
Residence*James Davis lived in 1855 at Lyndon, Cattaraugus, New York, Was a farmer and resident there for 26 years, per 1855 Census.3 
Note*Resided in Caneadea, Allegany Co., NY at time of Electa Ann's second marriage (1868). 
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler
Last Edited31 October 2013

Citations

  1. [S287] Obituary, [ital]The History of Ischua, NY[ital] by Sally Squire Pettengill, p.237 (Edwin Davis obituary).
  2. [S312] Census, 1855, Town of Lyndon, Cattaraugus County, NY.
  3. [S312] Census, 1855.

Sarah S. Caswell

F, #1943, born about 1830
RelationshipGreat-grandaunt of William Andrews Wheeler R.N..
Father*Anthony Caswell born about 23 December 1796, died 29 April 1871
Mother*Sally Lockwood born 28 June 1811, died 20 March 1872

Life Events

Birth*Sarah S. Caswell was born about 1830. 
Note*Died young. 
Last Edited17 October 2001

Juliett E. Caswell

F, #1944, born 1833, died 31 January 1920
RelationshipGreat-grandaunt of William Andrews Wheeler R.N..
Father*Anthony Caswell born about 23 December 1796, died 29 April 1871
Mother*Sally Lockwood born 28 June 1811, died 20 March 1872

Family

Lewis Snyder born about 1830, died 30 November 1886
Children

Life Events

Birth*Juliett E. Caswell was born in 1833. 
Marriage*She married Lewis Snyder
Death*Juliett E. Caswell died on 31 January 1920.1 
Note*Her obituary was printed in an old Cuba Patriot newspaper: "After nearly eighty-seven years of life, beautifully and splendidly lived, Mrs. Juliette E. Snyder received the call from the great beyond on the night of Jan. 31, 1920 and was laid at rest at the little cemetery at Abbotts, beside her husband on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd. Rev. Frank O. Leonard, of Cuba, officiating.
"During the past week, she contracted a cold, followed by pneumonia. This, with a general breaking down, gave way to the grim reaper, whose hand it was impossible to stay.
"Juliette E. Caswell was born in the town of Ischua Feb. 23, 1833, in the house which still stands, on the old home farm of Abbotts, now owned by her brother, Charles J. She was a daughter of the late Anthony Caswell, one of the earliest pioneer settlers of this section and she was one of the oldest residents in the town of Lyndon.
"She was married to Lewis Snyder, who passed away Nov. 30, 1886. To this union five children were born, Mrs. Ellen M. Ogden of Franklinville, John L. and Orville A., of Abbotts, Elizabeth Snyder Scott, of Lyndon and Tena Genette Snyder, who died in infancy. She also leaves one brother, Charles J. of Abbotts.
"After her husband's death, Mrs. Snyder lived with her two sons on the home farm they had purchased and which she loved so much, except as she visited with her other children and grandchildren until her death.
"The whole community extends its sympathy to her sons, whose faithfulness to her, since her husband's death, has been a rare example of filial devotion, she being blind nearly fifteen years of that time.
"The deceased was an affectionate wife and the kindest of mothers. She found great comfort in doing for her children and others. She was patient in her suffering and self sacrifice was one of her traits of character. She loved peace and her home was a place where everyone received a hearty welcome.
"The beautiful floral offerings, but finally showed the love and esteem in which Mrs. Snyder was held.
One we loved so much is gone,
The voice we loved to hear is still,
The place made vacant in the home,
Can never more be filled." 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Citations

  1. [S322] Allegany County, NY History and Genealogies, p. 273.

Rensalaer J. Caswell

M, #1945, born 1835, died before 23 May 1905
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of William Andrews Wheeler R.N..
Father*Anthony Caswell born about 23 December 1796, died 29 April 1871
Mother*Sally Lockwood born 28 June 1811, died 20 March 1872

Family

Sarah J. Unknown born 1842, died 1894

Life Events

Residence*Rensalaer J. Caswell lived 1870 and 1880 Ischua, Cattaraugus co., NY.1 
Birth*He was born in 1835. 
Marriage*He married Sarah J. Unknown before 1863. 
ResidenceRensalaer J. Caswell lived in 1893 at Franklinville, Allegany, New York.2 
Death*Rensalaer J. Caswell died before 23 May 1905 in Franklinville, Allegany, New York. 
Burial*He was buried on 23 May 1905 at Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Franklinville, Allegany, New York.2 
Last Edited17 June 2012

Citations

  1. [S312] Census.
  2. [S309] Cemetery record.

Hendrick Hawver

M, #1946, born 4 September 1794
Father*Andreas Hawver born before 1 September 1774, died 1844
Mother*Catherine Pulver born before 10 September 1769, died 5 January 1828

Life Events

Birth*Hendrick Hawver was born on 4 September 1794. 
BaptismHe was baptized after 4 September 1794 at Claverack, Columbia, New York.1 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Citations

  1. [S303] Arthur M. Kelly, Kinship publications ; Rhinebeck, NY: Kinship, # 2576.

Horace Caswell

M, #1947, born about 26 June 1838, died 26 June 1860
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of William Andrews Wheeler R.N..
Father*Anthony Caswell born about 23 December 1796, died 29 April 1871
Mother*Sally Lockwood born 28 June 1811, died 20 March 1872

Life Events

Birth*Horace Caswell was born about 26 June 1838. 
Death*Horace Caswell died on 26 June 1860. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

George G. Caswell

M, #1948, born after 1839
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of William Andrews Wheeler R.N..
Father*Anthony Caswell born about 23 December 1796, died 29 April 1871
Mother*Sally Lockwood born 28 June 1811, died 20 March 1872

Life Events

Birth*George G. Caswell was born after 1839. 
Note*Died young. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Charles Justus Caswell

M, #1949, born 31 December 1846, died 1923
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of William Andrews Wheeler R.N..
Father*Anthony Caswell born about 23 December 1796, died 29 April 1871
Mother*Sally Lockwood born 28 June 1811, died 20 March 1872

Family

Electa Ann Davis born 14 May 1844, died 1927
Children

Life Events

Birth*Charles Justus Caswell was born on 31 December 1846 in Rhode Island.1 
Civil War*He served in the Civil War with Co. D, 13th N.Y.H.A. 
Marriage*He married Electa Ann Davis, daughter of James Davis and Unknown Johnson?, on 5 July 1868 in Ischua, Cattaraugus, New York. 
Death*Charles Justus Caswell died in 1923. 
Note*From Cattaraugus History of 1893: "Charles Justus Caswell lives on the old farm on which his father, Anthony Caswell, settled in 1824...." Charles was a member of the Masonic Order at Cuba, the G. A. R. post and the Methodist Church. 
Last Edited17 June 2012

Citations

  1. [S312] Census, 1900: Image 14 of 17 at Ancestry.com.

Decimal W. Caswell

M, #1950, born 11 August 1847, died 24 November 1893
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of William Andrews Wheeler R.N..
Father*Anthony Caswell born about 23 December 1796, died 29 April 1871
Mother*Sally Lockwood born 28 June 1811, died 20 March 1872

Family

Orlinda Roat born 22 March 1854, died 28 October 1927
Children

Life Events

Birth*Decimal W. Caswell was born on 11 August 1847. 
Marriage*He married Orlinda Roat, daughter of Hiram W. Roat and Fannie Luce, about 1870. 
Death*Decimal W. Caswell died on 24 November 1893. 
Note*According to the writings of Jessie Otto Lewis, Decimal Caswell was killed in the woods in 1893. Sally Squire Pettengill, town historian of Ischua, furnished the following account (no source): "Decimal Caswell (b. Aug. 11, 1847, d. Nov 24, 1893), son of Anthony and Sally Lockwood Caswell, grew up on the family farm, but eventually settled in Lyndon, NY.
"There were a few comments which he made about life back then in one of the Cattaraugus County histories, which were interesting. He told of being out hunting at night and when darkness fell, they stopped where they were and spent the night. Many times, when morning came, they found that they had slept very near their home. He also remembered that many winters the straw in their mattresses had to be fed to the cows as there was none left in the barn.
"He married Orlina Roat and had seven children: Archie, Medie, Merl, Darwin, Lora, Mary and John." 
Last Edited10 March 2003