NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The family of Bohall settled in Tryon county, New York, before the revolution. They were of Dutch or German stock and made their home with other German families in what was called Canajoharie, south of the Mohawk river. This section became Montgomery county.
Adam and Paul Bohall served in the Amrican army in the revolution. According to the census of 1790, there were three families of this surname in the state of New York, all living at Canajoharie: Adam, with two males over sixteen, two under sixteen, and four females: Casper Bohall, with two males over sixteen, one under that age and two females; Hooper, with two males over sixteen, two under that age and three females. They were doubtless brothers. Paul, who served in the revolution, must have been of the same farmily.
(I) Hooper Bohall, mentioned above, settled in Schoharie, Schoharie county, N.Y. Among his children was John, mentioned below.
(II) John, son of Hooper Bohall, was born at Canajoharie, May 25, 1780, died at Lowville, Dec. 6, 1857. He married (first) ____ Mills. He married (second), Oct. 10, 1808, Polly Bowhall or Bohall, a first cousin, born April 24, 1793, at Schoharie.
Children of first wife:
1. William, born at Schoharie, Jan. 10, 1800.
2. Polly, born at Lowville, Dec. 31, 1801; married, 1820, Henry Herring.
Children of second wife:
3. Ann, Jan. 29, 1810; died Jan. 22, 1890.
4. Catherine, Jan. 20, 1812; married, March 9, 1836, Bennett Bates.
5. Lucinda, May 18, 1814, died Feb. 15, 1815.
6. William Harrison, Sept. 15, 1815, mentioned below.
7. Emily, Jan. 13, 1817, died Jan. 10, 1834.
8. Arzelia A., May 23, 1820; married, April 15, 1854, Joshua Austin; she died March, 1905.
9. Darius, Dec. 11, 1821; married, Oct. 8, 1857, Zephia Schofield; he died Oct. 22, 1875.
10. Arvillia, Nov. 30, 1826; married, June 10, 1857, Alonzo Breckenridge; she died May 10, 1880, at Camden, Ohio.
11. Juliette, Aug. 21, 1829, died Jan. 22, 1889, at Lowville, N.Y.
12. Son, died in infancy.
(III) William Harrison, son of John Bohall, was born Sept. 15, 1815, died Sept. 17, 1856. He received his education in the district schools of his native town, and then engaged in farming. In addition to his farm, which he conducted all his active life, he had a general store and a hotel. In the days before the railroad had supplanted the stage coach, Bohall Stopping Place was known from Albany to Ogdensburg.
During the war of 1812, when the American soldiers were on their way from Albany to Sacketts Harbor, a company camped one night in the house that John Bohall was building. It was in the fall of the year and the warm shelter and hospitality of the Bohall family was greatly appreciated by the soldiers.
He married, Feb. 6, 1840, Elizabeth, born Dec. 12, 1816, daughter of Roswell and Irene (Nicholson) Wilcox.
1. Monroe S., mentioned below.
2. Melinda M., born Oct. 13, 1844, died May 7, 1852.
3. Polly Irene, Nov. 21, 1848, died April 28, 1894.
Two others died young.
(IV) Monroe S., son of William Harrison Bohall, was born at Lowville, N.Y., Sept. 22, 1842. He attended the district schools, but at an early age took charge of the homestead, his father having died when the son was fourteen years old. The farm is located on the state road in Lowville and hsa been owned by the Bohall family since 1799. Mr. Bohall is a successful farmer, keeping pace with the most progressive. He has a first-class dairy, but his specialty has been the manufacture of maple sugar and syrup, the quality of which is unsurpassed by any. He is courteous and kindly in manner, upright, honorable and conscientious, commands the respect and esteem of the entire community, and is one of the best known citizens of this section.
In politics he is a Democrat of the old school. He and his family attend the Baptist church.
He married, March 2, 1865, Lorinda, born April 30, 1845, daughter of Seba and Mary (Stone) McDaniels.
1. Hattie E., born June 24, 1866; married, Feb. 13, 1890, Charles P. Martin.
2. Marcellus W., June 16, 1869; married, Jan. 26, 1898, Jessie Phillips; children: George, Sept. 11, 1899, Olivia, Sept. 21, 1901, Lillian, Feb. 18, 1903.
3. Marcia, Jan. 3, 1884.
Seba McDaniels, father of Mrs. Bohall, was born in Lester, Vermont, Nov. 4, 1803; married, Jan. 25, 1829, Mary W. Stone, born in Townsend, Windham county, Vermont. In March after their marriage, they came to Pitcairn, St. Lawrence county, N.Y., traveling on an ox team the entire distance. He clared a farm and erected buildings. One of the barns that he built is still (1910) standing. For nine years he struggled to subdue the soil, suffering the vicissitudes of the pioneers of that time. Then the family went farther west, but returned to St. Lawrence county, where Mr. and Mrs. McDaniels spent their last years. They had ten children, six sons and four daughters, and the six sons were all in the Union army during the civil war at the same time, but all lived through the service and only one was wounded, though one took part in the thirty-three engagements.
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