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
(I) William Dana, a French Huguenot, took refuge in England to escape religious persecution, and is said to have served as sheriff of Middlesex in the reign of Queen Elizabeth.
(II) Richard, son of William Dana, arrived in New England about the year 1640 and settled in Cambridge, Mass. A family tradition states that he was born in France and accompanied his father to England, when nine years old. He received grants of land in Cambridge in 1652-65, and resided in that part of the town now Brighton. In 1670 he sold to Deacon Thomas Oliver his dwelling house and sixty-seven acres of land. He was chosen constable in 1661, and subsequently held other town offices, including grand juror. He died April 3, 1690, from injuries received by falling from a scaffold in his barn.
He married Anne Bullard, of Cambridge, who died July 15, 1711.
John, Hannah, Samuel, Jacob, Joseph, Abiah, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Daniel, Deliverance, Sarah.
(III) Jacob, son of Richard and Anne (Bullard) Dana, was born in Cambridge, Dec. 21, 1654; died in December, 1698. The Christian name of his wife was Patience.
Jacob, born Oct. 1, 1679, died young.
Elizabeth, married John Reed.
Hannah, born Oct. 25, 1685, married Jonathan Hyde.
Samuel, born Sept. 7, 1694.
Jacob, mentioned below
(IV) Jacob, youngest child of Jacob and Patience Dana, was born in Cambridge, in 1698. He removed to Connecticut, settling first in Pomfret and later in Ashford. He married, about 1722, Abigail ____.
Experience, (died young), Mary, Abigail, Jacob, Jeremiah, Anderson, (mentioned below), Experience, Rebecca, Sarah, Priscilla, Eleanor.
(V) Anderson, third son and sixth chld of Jacob and Abigail Dana, was born in Pomfret, Conn., Oct. 26, 1715. He resided in Ashford until 1772, when he removed to Wyoming, Pennsylvania, and lost his life in the atrocious Indian massacre there in July, 1778.
He married, at that place, June 1, 1757, Susanna Huntington.
Eunice, Daniel, (mentioned below), Susanna, Jacob, Anderson, Azael, Sylvester, Eleazer.
(VI) Hon. Daniel Dana, second child and eldest son of Anderson and Susanna (Huntington) Dana, was born in Ashford, Conn., Sept. 16, 1782. Settling in Guildhall, Vermont, he became eminent both as a lawyer and a jurist. He also attained prominence in public affairs, serving as representative to the legislature and in other positons of honor and trust.
Judge Dana married Dolly Kibbe.
Persis L., born April, 1786, married Thomas Carlisle.
Dolly, died young.
Sarah and Mary (twins), both died young.
Sarah, died in infancy.
A third Sarah.
Harriet, died in infancy.
(N. B. - Anderson, eldest son of Judge Dana, married Ann Dennison, and was father of Charles Anderson Dana, who attained a worldwide reputation as a journalist; edited the "New American Cyclopedia," and served as assistant secretary of war during the rebellion. Born in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, Aug. 8, 1819; died on Long Island, New York, Oct. 17, 1897).
(VIII) Carlisle, grandson of Judge Dana, married Anna Robinson, and their daughter, Aurilla C., became the wife of Oscar B. Weir. (see Weir). Mr. and Mrs. Weir have one child, Aurilla C., born June, 1910.
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