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Andrew Edgerton, son of Andrew and Catherine (Murray) Edgerton.

 

born:

~1811; Palantine, Montgomery Co., NY.  (from age at death, GI – “ae 47y”)

died:

June 10, 1858; Wautoma, Waushara Co. WI.  (GI)

buried:

Rock Stream Cemetery; Rock Stream, Yates Co., NY.  (GI)

 

married:

 

 

Phebe Jane Smith, daughter of Ralph P. and Freelove Smith.

 

born:

1819; Reading, Shuyler Co., NY.  (GI)

died:

February 2, 1897; Rock Stream, Yates Co., NY.  (NY State DC #4683) (OB Elmira Daily Gazette & Free Press  2/4/1897)

buried:

February 4, 1897; Rock Stream Cemetery; Rock Stream, Yates Co., NY.  (GI)

 

Children:

  1. Stafford R., b. ~1841; Rock Stream, Yates Co., NY.
  2. William J., b. ~1843; Rock Stream, Yates Co., NY.
  3. Eugene L., b. July 11, 1845; Rock Stream, Yates Co., NY.
  4. George Ingham, b. November 12, 1847; Dix, Schuyler Co., NY. 
  5. Eva A., b. August 1850; Dix, Schuyler Co., NY.
  6. Theron S., b. June 1854; Dix, Schuyler Co., NY.
  7. Fred W., b. 1859; Wautoma, Waushara Co., WI.

 


Andrew Edgerton Jr. was born circa 1811 at Palantine, Montgomery County (now Herkimer County), New York, the second son of Andrew Edgerton Sr. and Catherine Murray.  When Andrew was still an infant, his parents settled in Rock Stream (Starkey Township), Yates County, New York.  Andrew was raised in Rock Stream.  He made his living as a farmer.

 

Andrew Edgerton’s wife was Phebe Jane Smith, daughter of Ralph and Freelove Smith of Reading, New York and later Wautoma, Wisconsin.  Andrew and Phebe were probably married circa 1839-1840; to date, no direct record of the marriage has been located.

 

Andrew and Phebe (Smith) Edgerton had a family of seven children:  six sons, Stafford R, William J., Eugene L., George Ingham, Theron S. and Fred W.; and one daughter, Eva A.  The family resided successively in Rock Stream, New York, Dix, New York and finally Wautoma, Wisconsin.  The two eldest sons fought and died in the Civil War.  The youngest son, Fred, was a mental invalid; he was eventually committed to the Custodial Asylum at Rome, New York where he died in 1897.  The other four children were each married and raised families.

 

The household of Andrew Edgerton Jr. was recorded in the 1850 Federal Census of Dix, Chemung County (now Schuyler Co.), New York (pg. 39; dwelling #597; family #606; enum. Aug. 15, 1850), as follows:

 

Andrew Edgerton

39

b. NY

Farmer     $1,830 real estate

Jane

30

b. NY

 

Stafford

9

b. NY

 

Wm.

7

b. NY

 

Eugene

5

b. NY

 

George

2

b. NY

 

 

The household of Andrew Edgerton Jr. was again recorded in the 1855 New York State Census (dwelling #56; family #58, enum. June 11, 1850).  The family was living in a log house at this time, and was enumerated as follows:

 

Name

Age

Sex

Relationship

County  of

Birth (NY)

Years in

 residence

Occupation

--------------------------

---

---

----------------

------------

--------------

--------------

Andrew Edgerton

44

M

 

Herkimer

8

farmer

Jane Edgerton

35

F

wife

Steuben

8

 

Stafford Edgerton

13

M

son

Yates

8

 

Wm. Edgerton

11

M

son

Yates

8

 

Eugene Edgerton

9

M

son

Yates

8

 

George Edgerton

7

M

son

Schuyler

7

 

Eva Edgerton

4

F

daughter

Schuyler

4

 

Theron Edgerton

1

M

son

Schuyler

1

 

 

In 1857, Andrew Edgerton removed with his family to Wautoma, Waushara County, Wisconsin, where several of his in-laws had previously settled.  Andrew died shortly afterwards and his body was returned east for burial in the family plot at Rock Stream Cemetery.  According to his gravestone, Andrew had died June 10, 1858, aged 47 years.

 

The household of Mrs. “Jane Edgerton” was recorded in the 1870 Federal Census of Wautoma, Waushara County, Wisconsin (pg. 348; dwelling #35; family #35; enum. July 18, 1870), as follows:

 

Jane Edgerton

49

b. NY

widow – house work     $350 real estate / $100 personal estate

Fred

11

b. WI

 

 

The household of Mrs. “P. J. Edgerton” was recorded in the 1880 Federal Census of Wautoma, Waushara County, Wisconsin (pg. 385; dwelling #3; family #3; enum. June 10, 1880), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Bp

F Bp

M Bp

Occ

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

P. J. Edgerton

 

59

NY

NY

NY

housekeeping

Fred W.

son

21

WI

NY

NY

 

 

Mrs. Phebe Jane (Smith) Edgerton died at Rock Stream, New York on February 2, 1897.  A copy of her death certificate was filed with New York State Department of Health (year 1897, certificate #4683).  Phebe was buried beside her husband at Rock Stream Cemetery.

 

The following obituary for Mrs. Phebe Jane (Smith) Edgerton was published in the Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press on Thursday, February 4, 1897:

 

“Mrs. Phoebe Jane Edgerton, a former resident of Watkins, died at Rock Stream Tuesday, and her funeral and burial will take place there this afternoon at noon.  Mrs. Edgerton was about 77 years old.  She is survived by four sons and one daughter, Eugene of Minnesota, Theron of Elmira, Eva of Wisconsin, George of Rock Stream and Frederick of Rome.”

 

The following obituary for “Mrs. P. J. Edgerton” was published in the Waushara Argus (Waushara County, Wisconsin) on Thursday, February 18, 1897:

 

“At Rock Stream, N.Y., Feb. 2d, 1897, Mrs. P. J. Edgerton, in her 78th year.  Deceased was formerly a resident of Wautoma, Wis., and while here made many friends who feel a personal bereavement in hearing the sad news of her death.  She moved to this village in 1857 with her husband and family. Her husband died in June 1858.  She was a daughter of the late Ralph Smith of this village, and sister of George Smith, of Plainfield, Mrs. G. Tennant, of this village, Mrs. F. Warren of Hammond, La., and Mrs. Murray, of Maryville.  Mrs. Edgerton leaves a family of four sons and one daughter who deeply mourn her loss: Eugene Edgerton, of Spring Valley, Minn., George, Theron and Fred, of N.Y., and Mrs. A.P. Robinson of Neshkoro, Wis.

 


 

Original Source Documents:

 

1850 Federal Census – household of Andrew Edgerton; Dix, Chemung Co., NY.

1870 Federal Census – household of Mrs. Phebe Jane (Smith) Edgerton; Wautoma, Waushara Co., WI.

1880 Federal Census – household of Mrs. Phebe Jane (Smith) Edgerton; Wautoma, Waushara Co., WI.

Obituary – Mrs. Phebe Jane (Smith) Edgerton; Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press – Thursday, February 4, 1897.