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.
Samuel Cubley, immigrant ancestor, was born in England, and came with his family to Essex, Vermont, July 24 1828. He had sixteen children and grandchildren at that time. He died at Essex, Dec. 29, 1829, and his wife Sarah died May 8, 1829.
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(II) William, son of Samuel Cubley, was born in Sheffield, England. He came to Canada when a young man, and worked on the locks of the canal during its construction. He was a marble cutter by trade, and he finally settled at Woodstock, Vermont, where he died.
He married Wealthy Kinney, born in Vermont, and raised in Windsor, Vermont, by an aunt, wife of Deacon Hart Smith.
1. Catherine, married G. B. Skinner, of Middleport, Ohio.
2. William Hart, mentioned below.
(III) William Hart, son of Wililam Cubley, was born at Woodstock, Vermont, Oct. 28, 1833, died at Massena, New York in Sept. 1900. He was very young when his father died, and he was brought up also by Deacon Hart Smith, of Windsor, and educated there in the public schools. He came to Massena when he was twelve years old and lived there with the family of James Danforth until he came of age, working on the farm and in the carpenter trade and furniture business of his employer. Afterward he continued to follow the carpenter trade, and worked during the winter in the furniture shop. For two years he was employed in the armory at Windsor. In 1867 he engaged in business as an undertaker and dealer in furniture and built up a large and profitable business. He invested freely in real estate and owned much property in Massena and vicinity. He was one of the leading business men of the town, and of wide influence and great public spirit.
In politics he was a Republican; he was for several terms town clerk, and for a long time was a member of the board of education. He was active in the temperance movement, and sometimes supported the Prohibition party. He was a Congregationalist.
He married, Sept. 15, 1862, Martha S. Jones, of Parishville, born Dec. 26, 1835, died April 16, 1893, daughter of Ralph and Martha (Welch) Jones, of Potsdam, New York.
1. William Herbert, mentioned below.
2. Mary M., born May 1, 1867; married Rev. William Rochester, now of Manitoba, Canada; children: Herbert Rochester, Harvey, Ernest, Reginald Rochester.
3. Charles E., born May 25, 1869, deceased.
4. Frank L., born Oct. 15, 1870; graduate of Rochester University; an attorney at Potsdam; married Bessie Humphrey; child, Elizabeth.
5. Ralph J., born Dec. 30, 1872; lives at Syracuse, N.Y.
(IV) William Herbert, son of William Hart Cubley, was born at Massena, Aug. 28, 1863. He was educated in the public schools and in the Massena high school. He became associated in business with his father and succeeded to the business when his father died. He is the leading undertaker of the town and one of the largest dealers in furniture. He had also an extensive real estate business.
In politics he is a Prohibitionist. He is a prominent member and deacon of the Baptist church at Massena.
1. Halbert M., born Nov. 13, 1894.
2. Harlan H., July 11, 1897, died July 15, 1907.
3. William H., April 27, 1904.
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