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 name was originally Dominique, and was borne by John Dominique, the first of the name to appear in northern New York. His nationality is unknown. He is believed to have settled in Albany or Schenectady counties, N.Y. He died in 1824.
He married, Oct. 17, 1765, a widow, whose maiden name was Sophia Rickard.
John, see forward.
Francis, born 1771, married Christina Sheer.
Sophia, born Aug. 8, 1773, married Peter Shell.
George, born Sept. 5, 1775, married Catharine Weidman.
Peter, born March 27, 1778, married Eve Weidman.
(II) John (2), son of John (1) Dominique, was born Jan. 18, 1766. He married Margaret Ball.
John, married Maria.
Hannah, born 1793, married Paul Sibble, see forward.
Sophia, born 1803, married Hiram Walden.
Peter, married Hannah Campbell.
Mary, born 1806, married George Hilts.
(III) William, second son of John (2) and Margaret (Ball) Dominick, was born May 29, 1798, died April 15, 1861. He settled in Greig, Lewis county, N.Y., where he was a farmer and a prominent public man. He was elected to the state legislature and held about all the town offices. When he ran for the assembly it is said that he was popular and well liked and that every vote in the town of Greig was cast in his favor, regardless of party. He was intimately acquainted with the public men of his day, among them Judge Segers, Caleb Lyon, later governor of Idaho, and other prominent men of the state.
He married, in 1820, Elizabeth Schell, of Schoharie county, N.Y., born June 1, 1802, died Ded. 8, 1892.
1. David, born Feb. 24, 1821, died July 24, 1905; mararied Anstie Wilcox.
2. Amanda, Dec. 12, 1823; married Andrew Van Arnam.
3. John Frederick, see forward.
4. Maria Margaret, July 2, 1828, died Jan. 6, 1831.
5. Louise, June 11, 1830.
6. Jemima Augusta, Sept. 1, 1832, died Aug. 14, 1834.
7. Almira Ann, Dec. 25, 1834, married Russell Burdick.
8. Henrietta, Jan. 9, 1837.
9. Charles Alfred, April 13, 1839; married Helen Northrop.
10. Frank S., Aug. 22, 1842; married Mary Ann Evans and had a son, Eugene Evans Dominick, of Buffalo, N.Y., who married Louise Barrows and has two children - John and Mary.
(IV) John Frederick, son of William and Elizabeth (Schell) Dominick, was born in Wright, Schoharie county, N.Y., Dec. 5, 1825. He was educated in the public schools and followed agriculture all his days. His parents settled in Greig, Lewis county, when he was two years of age, and he was educated, reared and lived there all his life. He was a progressive farmer and followed modern methods.
He married, Oct. 15, 1846, Esther Gallup, and had issue.
(V) William J., son of John Frederick and Esther (Gallup) Dominick, was born in Greig, Lewis county, N.Y. Jan. 29, 1861. He was educated in the public schools and at Eastman's Business College, where he was graduated in 1883. After leaving school, he taught in the public schools for a few terms and then began what has been his calling ever since. He settled on the old Dominick homestead, two miles from the village of Greig, where he has a model farm devoted to dairy and poultry farming. He is scientific in his methods, uses all the modern aids that are proving so profitable, believes in the balanced ration, careful selection of breeds, watches closely the results from each animal, utilizes the water power on his farm to light his building, turn his threshing machinery, churn his butter and in all things is progressive and modern. His herd of cows are of the Holstein breed and all famous producers, each having records of from 8,000 to 15,000 pounds of milk annually. He is prosperous yet still seeking to improve and get better results. He adheres to the family politics, Democracy, but is extemely independent, voting for men with correct private character and principle rather than those of party principle only. He has held some of the town offices, but is not a seeker for public preferment.
He married (first) March 7, 1887, Clara J. Stanford, died May 5, 1887. He married (second) Jennie F. Gaylord, born Dec. 22, 1860, daughter of A. Seymour and Jane F. (Morgan) Gaylord, and a descendant of Sir Edward Seymour, first Duke of Somerset, and Lord Proctor of the English realm.
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