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
Three brothers of this name emigrated from England early in the eighteenth century. One settled in New Jersey, another located on the west side of Long Island, and the third, whose christian name was Nathaniel, became a resident of East Hampton, Long Island. The Beekmantown branch of the family, mentioned below, is descended from the latter. The History of East Hampton states that the Dominys are of Irish origin, that their character has been positive and that genius for invention has long prevailed in the family, as attested by patent office records.
(I) Nathaniel Dominy was born July 14, 1684; came to America when young, and settled at East Hampton, where he died May 5, 1768. He married, Nov. 24, 1706, Annie Corey, born Feb. 8, 1678, died Aug. 8, 1748.
Their children were:
Mary, Annie, Phoebe, Nathaniel, John, Lydia.
(II) Nathaniel (2), son of Nathaniel (1) and Annie (Corey) Dominy, was born at East Hampton, Dec. 3, 1714, died March 30, 1778. He resided at Three-Mile Harbor. His wife was before marriage Elizabeth Eyers, born April 9, 1717, died Sept. 1, 1781.
Nathaniel, William, Elizabeth, Deborah, Henry, Eliza.
(III) Henry, son of Nathaniel (2) and Elizabeth (Eyers) Dominy, was born at East Hampton, Dec. 15, 1746, died Jan. 31, 1817. He married, Nov. 4, 1773, Elizabeth Dayton, and her death occurred Jan. 23, 1814.
Nathaniel, William, Elizabeth, Deborah, Henry, Eliza, Mary Ann, John.
(IV) Henry (2), son of Henry (1) and Elizabeth (Dayton) Dominy, was born at East Hampton, Dec. 26, 1776. In 1796 he went from Long Island to Beekmantown, Clinton county, N.Y., where he purchased from the patentees a tract of wild land containing six hundred acres, and settling there as a pioneer he cleared a portion of his land, becoming a prosperous farmer. His brother John also settleed here, locating in the easterly part of the town. Henry was one of the first land surveyors in that section of the state and possessing an aptitude for study he became well versed in mathematics and the science of navigation. As one of the first settlers of Beekmantown he readily perceived its advantages and future possibilities, and was largely instrumental in developing its spended agricultural resources.
Henry Dominy married Charity Hubbard.
Elizabeth, Henry L., Ezekiel, Mary G., Jeremiah, Alonzo.
(V) Henry L., son of Henry (2) and Charity (Hubbard) Dominy, was born in Beekmantown, July 15, 1807. Having learned the blacksmith's trade, he followed it in connection with farming and with the exception of two years spent in Chazy, N.Y., his entire life was passed in his native town. He was a public-spirited citizen, highly esteemed for his sterling integrity and other commendable qualities, and was for many years an elder of the Presbyterian church. For ten years he officiated as town clerk, and in that capacity rendered unusually efficient service.
He married Sophronia Hickcock, a native of Shoreham, Vermont.
Alanson, Sullivan H., Mary A., a highly estimable lady residing in Beekmantown; Joel Martyn, Lois, Ezra, Martha H., Emma.
Henry L. Dominy died April 27, 1898, aged nearly ninety-one, and his wife died the following September in her ninety-third year.
(VI) Alanson, son of Henry L. and Sophronia (Hickcock) Dominy, was born in Beekmantown, July 7, 1830, died there in the prime of life, Aug. 19, 1863. He married Nancy, born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., daughter of Peleg T. Stafford, and only three of their children grew to maturity:
Ada M., Mary Elizabeth, married William P. Lombard; Alanson T.
(VII) Alanson T., son of Alanson and Nancy (Stafford) Dominy, was born in Beekmantown, Nov. 14, 1863. He received a public school education, and in early life engaged in mercantile pursuits as a member of the firm of Dominy & Walker, who conducted a general store in Beekmantown. In 1887 he was chosen town clerk, retaining that office for two years; was subsequently for twelve years one of the town supervisors and served as chairman of the board for one year.
Elected sheriff of Clinton county in 1901, he served in that capacity for the years 1902-03-04, during which time he resided in Plattsburgh, and upon his retirement from office he returned to Beekmantown. For the years 1907-08 he represented Beekmantown in the New York assembly, serving upon the committees of fisheries, game, state prison, soldier's home and agriculture, and while a member of that body he labored diligently in forwarding the interests of northern New York.
Mr. Dominy died Sept. 9, 1808, thus ending in the full bloom of a vigorous manhood an honorable and useful career, and his loss was deeply regretted by the entire community.
Mr. Dominy married, Nov. 30, 1893, in West Chazy, Etta M., born in that town, July 22, 1865, daughter of Owen J. and Caroline M. (Bond) Atwood. Her father was also born in West Chazy, and her mother was a native of Beekmantown.
Kenneth Hartley, born March 2, 1901.
Doris Elizabeth, Nov. 22, 1903.
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