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Augustus A. Edgerton, son of Daniel and Jemima (Foster) Edgerton.

 

born:

June 26, 1817; Columbia, Herkimer Co., NY.  (OB Rome Semi-Weekly Citizen  12/17/1895)

died:

December 4, 1895; Ava, Oneida Co., NY.  (NY State DC #12650) (OB Rome Semi-Weekly Citizen  12/17/1895)

buried:

December 8, 1895; Ava Corners Cemetery; Ava, Oneida Co., NY.  (GI)

 

married:

February 22, 1849; Rome, Oneida Co., NY.  (MA Rome Citizen  2/28/1849)

 

Catherine McCune Ham, daughter of Philip and Esther F. (Ganneau) Ham.

 

born:

June 14, 1829; Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY.

died:

May 12, 1911; Dayton, Waupaca Co., WI.

buried:

Ava Corners Cemetery; Ava, Oneida Co., NY.  (GI)

 

Children:

  1. Cornelia M., b. February 15, 1870; North Bay, Oneida Co., NY.

 


The household of Augustus A. Edgerton was recorded in the 1850 Federal Census of Ava, Oneida County, New York (pg. 124; dwelling #99; family #100; enum. September 27, 1850), as follows:

 

Augustus A. Edgerton

33

b. NY

lawyer

Catharine

21

b. NY

 

Henry Hall

23

b. NY

laborer

 

The household was again recorded in the 1855 New York State Census (Ava Township; dwelling #20; family #21; enum. June 5, 1855).  Augustus’ house was listed as “frame” and valued at $200.  The family was enumerated as follows:

 

Name

Age

Sex

Relationship

County  of

Birth (NY)

Years in

 residence

Occupation

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

---

---

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

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

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Augustus Edgerton

37

M

 

Columbia

20

carpenter

Catherine

25

F

wife

Columbia

14

 

 

The household of Augustus Edgerton was recorded in the 1860 Federal Census of Ava, Oneida County, New York (pg. 831; dwelling #1454; family #1461; enum. August 1, 1860), as follows:

 

Augustus Edgerton

40

b. NY

farmer     $550 real estate / $200 personal estate

Catharine

31

b. NY

 

 

The household of Augustus Edgerton was recorded in the 1870 Federal Census of Ava, Oneida County, New York (pg. 71; dwelling #122; family #127; enum. August 10, 1870), as follows:

 

Augustus Edgerton

53

b. NY

farmer     $4,050 real estate / $850 personal estate

Catharine

41

b. NY

keeping house

 

The household of Augustus Edgerton was recorded in the 1880 Federal Census of Ava, Oneida County, New York (pg. 58; dwelling #55; family #57; enum. June 5, 1880), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Bp

F Bp

M Bp

Occ

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

Augustus Edgerton

 

62

NY

NY

NY

farmer

Catherine

wife

50

NY

NY

NY

keeping house

Nellie

adopted

10

NY

NY

NY

 

Smith W. Brown

 

30

England

England

England

minister

 

The following obituary notice for Augustus A. Edgerton was published in the Roman Citizen on Monday, December 9, 1895:

 

“Ava – Augustus Edgerton died at his home in this place last Thursday and his funeral was held at the M. E. Church on Sunday.  Deceased was born in Herkimer county June 26, 1817, and came to this town in 1836, and had lived here ever since.  He was an honorable, upright man and highly esteemed by all who knew him.  Besides his wife he leaves three brothers, Jedediah of Ava, John M. of Utica and Daniel of Phelps, and two sisters, Mrs. Selden Palmer and Miss Eliza Edgerton of Rome.”

 

A more detailed obituary was published in the Rome Semi-Weekly Citizen on Tuesday, December 17, 1895; and a funeral notice was published in the Utica Daily Press on Monday, December 9, 1895.

 

The household of Mrs. Catherine Edgerton was recorded in the 1900 Federal Census of Ava, Oneida County, New York (pg. 48; dwelling #156; family #158; enum. June 23, 1900), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Birthdate & place

Age

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

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

--------

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

--------

-----------

----------

----------

Catherine Edgerton

head

June 1829

NY

70

Wd

NY

NY

Nellie L.

dau.

Feb. 1870

NY

30

S

NY

NY

 

According to the above census record, Catherine had not had any children; her occupation was listed as “farmer”.

 


 

Original Source Documents:

 

1850 Federal Census – household of Augustus A. Edgerton; Ava, Oneida Co., NY.

1860 Federal Census – household of Augustus A. Edgerton; Ava, Oneida Co., NY.

1870 Federal Census – household of Augustus A. Edgerton; Ava, Oneida Co., NY.

1880 Federal Census – household of Augustus A. Edgerton; Ava, Oneida Co., NY.

1900 Federal Census – household of Mrs. Catherine McCune (Ham) Edgerton; Ava, Oneida Co., NY.

Obituary – Augustus A. Edgerton; Rome Semi-Weekly Citizen – Tuesday, December 17, 1895.

Funeral notice – Augustus A. Edgerton; Utica Daily Press – Monday, December 9, 1895.

Gravestone photo – Augustus A. Edgerton & Catherine McCune (Ham) Edgerton; Ava Corners Cemetery; Ava, Oneida Co., NY.