Roger Fell was born in England. He came to New England in 1830 and settled near Mount Tom in Connecticut. He was in the mill business, and made several trips abroad in the interests of that business. He was a deeply religious man, and was a lay preacher of the Methodist church. He died in 1844, aged forty-nine years, and is buried at Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
He married Mary Ellam, born in England, died Feb. 15, 1869. One child, Joseph E., mentioned below.
(II) Joseph E.,s on of Roger Fell, was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, Dec. 2, 1826, and came to this country with his parents when four years old. He was educated in the Connecticut schools, and learned the trade of blacksmith. He was employed in the New England Screw Company at Providence, R.I., and in 1855 went to Morristown, New York, where he started in business as a blacksmith. Six years later he bought a farm of George Parish on the ruver, which is still  in possession of the family. After a time he rented the farm, and took a position with the R. W. & O. R. R. as machinest. Later he was employed in the same capacity by the O. & L. C. R.R. in Ohio. His last position ws with the Schenectady Locomotive Works, where he remained until he retired from active work, two or three years before his death. He spent his last years on his farm in the town of Oswegatchie, where he died, Jan. 30, 1902.
In politics he was a Republican, and served as school commissioner in Oswegathie. He was a member of Ogdensburg Lodge of Free Masons, and of the Episcopal church.
He married, September, 1849, Margaret, born in Johnston, Scotland, May 9, 1830, died June 15, 1904, daughter of John and Mary (Clement) McNeil. Her father was a mill owner in Scotland.
1. Mary E.
2. Robert R., general foreman of the Schenectady Locomotive Works.
4. Joseph Ellam, mentioned below.
5. Josephine I.
6. Charlotte, school teacher in Schenectady.
7. John Mc Neil, mentioned below.
8. Hattie C., teacher in Ogdensburg.
(III) Joseph Ellam, son of Joseph E. Fell, was born in Morristown, N.Y., Oct. 26, 1856. He was educated in the public schools of Malone and Ogdensburg, learned the trade of machinist, starting with Sheppard & Hall Company at Ogdensburg. For five years he worked for this company and for Gates Curtis in Ogdensburg, and for a time was with Skillings, Whitney & Barnes. He then went to Rome, New York, as a contractor with the New York Locomotive Company. From here he removed to Schenectady to take a position as foreman of the cylinder shop of the Schenectady Locomotive Works, now a part of the American Locomotive Company. In 1904 he went to Ogdensburg again and engaged in business on his own account on March 1 of that year, as manufacturer of mill machinery, plows, iron and brass castings, etc., where he has since been locate. .
He is a member of the Board of Public Works in Ogdensburg and treasurer of the Ogdensburg Business Men's Associtaion. He was formerly vice-president of the Building and Loan Association in Schenectady.
He belongs to the Independent Order of Good Templars, and was delegate to the convention at Sweden from New York. He is a member of the Episcopal church.
He married, Oct. 1882, Lottie T., born Nov. 11, 1856, daughter of Austin A. and Orcelia (Crittenden) Babcock, of Ogdensburg. They have one daughter, Bessie Orcelia, graduate of Mt. Holyoke College in 1908.
(III) John McNeil, son of Joseph E. Fell, Sr., was born in Iswegatchie, St. Lawrence county, New York, Dec. 8, 1864. He was educated in the public schools of his native town, and carried on the farm untl 1908. He established himself in the furniture business in Ogdensburg, where he built up a profitable trade. He was a Republican in politics; served as supervisor for the town, and for three years served as commissioner for the fair grounds. He was a member of the Episcopal church, of Ogdensburg Lodge, No. 128, Free Masons, a thirty-third degree Mason, Scottish Rite; of Elijah White Lodge No. 590, Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Ogdensburg, and of Ogdensburg Encampment, No. 32L of Canton Amaranth, No. 12, Patriarchs Militant of Ogdensburg, and has served as noble grand chief patriarch, and clerk in the Canton; member of Sovereign Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows.
He was unmarried. He died Feb. 26, 1910.
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