NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The emigrant ancestor of the Chickering family was Deacon Henry Chickering, born in 1589, at Wrentham, Suffolk county, England. Deacon Henry was a son of Henry and Mary Chickering, both of England, where they lived and died. Deacon Henry settled first in Old Salem, Mass., and owned the "Rebecca Nourse" (of witchcraft persecution) house, at what is now called Tappleysville. (1910). He soon went to Dedham, where his brother Francis lived. He was deacon of the Dedham church, and for many years representataive to the general court at Boston. Dr. John Chickering, son of Deacon Henry, was a graduate of Harvard College, and a physician of Charlestown.
He married Elizabeth Hagbourne, whose mother became the second wife of Governor Thomas Dudley.
The first of the family to settle in Lewis county, New York, settled in New Boston, town of Pinckney, where he purchased a tract of land and cleared a farm.
(II) Amos Chickering was born in Massachusetts, and died in Copenhagen, N.Y. He came to Lewis county with his parents, and assisted in clearing the farm at New Boston, town of Pinckney. Later he removed to Oswego, N.Y., where he married. He then returned to Lewis county, settled in the town of Harrisburg, where he purchased and cultivated a farm until 1874. In that year he retired and lived the remainder of his life in the village of Copenhagen.
He married Cynthia Fellows, born in Scriba, Oswego county, N.Y.
Henry Eland, mentioned below.
Clara, deceased, married C. L. Merrell, and left a son, Fred Merrell.
(III) Henry Eland, only son of Amos and Cynthia (Fellows) Chickering, was born in Harrisburg, Lewis county, N.Y., Feb. 27, 1854. He was educated in the town schools and at the Watertown (N.Y.) high school. He began his business life in the general store of James Mitchell, at Copenhagen, N.Y., with whom he remainded three years. The business was then bought and continued by the firm of A.G.Thompson & Son, with whom Mr. Chickering remained seven years. In the year 1884 he started in business for himself in Copenhagen, establishing a general store, which he conducted alone until 1905. In that year he admitted as partner R. J. Peck, the firm name becoming Chickering & Peck. In addition to his mercantile business he conducts a farm in Champion.
He is an active member of the Republican party, and prominent in village, town and county affairs. He was trustee and president of the village corporation, and for four years member of the board of education. In 1903 he was elected to represent the town of Denmark in the Lewis county board of supervisors, and has seved continuously since that year. He has been delegate for twelve consecutive years to the Republican county conventions; delegate to the congressional convention and in 1909 was delegate to the state convention held in Saratoga.
He is a member of the Congregational church, and prominent in the Masonic order, a past master of Copenhagen Lodge, No. 238, Free and Accepted Masons; member of Carthage Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; of Watertown Commandery, Knights Templar; of the Consistory, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, in which he has attained the thirty-second degree, and is a Noble of the Mystic Shrine; also a member of Copenhagen Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Copenhagen Grange, Patrons of Husbandry.
He married, June 18, 1884, Ada E. Twining, born in Champion, Jefferson county, N.Y., daughter of Alfred and Miranda (Gibbs) Twining, who were married in Oswego, N.Y. and have children: Ada E., and George Twining.
Henry E. & Ada E. Chickering have one child, Alfred A., born Oct. 6, 1892, graduate of Copenhagen high school.
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