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
John Grow was born in the town of La Chardee, France, about 1778. He came to Canada in his youth and settled at San Jock, Province of Quebec. He married Betsey Deroushia, of San Jock.
John, Peter, Febyan, Denaugh and Josey.
(II) John (2), eldest son of John (1) Grow, was born March 29, 1805, on Easter Sunday, though his birthday fell on Easter but four times during his life. In high eighteenth year he walked from San Jock to Cornwall, Ontario, a distance of one hundred and thirty miles, and adopted the carpenter's trade and followed it for many years. He lived twelve years in Cornwall.
He married Widow Bero in 1795. Her maiden name was Mary Lamping, daughter of Anthony A. Lamping, born in Holland in 1770, coming to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1790, thence to Laprarie, Canada, where he married Mary Nedda, born of Dutch and English parents, May 15, 1778, died Feb. 28, 1856. Anthony A. Lamping was killed by lightning Aug. 10, 1828, and was buried at St. Regis. At the time of his death Lamping was living on Barnhart's island, about four miles west of Cornwall in the St. Lawrence river.
Children of Anthony A. Lamping: John, born Nov. 24, 1795; George, July 20, 1797, Peter, Feb. 28, 1799; Charlotte, April 6, 1801; Mary, Dec. 17, 1903; Sarah, Feb. 2, 1805; Elizabeth, July 13, 1807; Joseph, March 18, 1810; William, Aug. 22, 1812; Robert, Dec. 19, 1815; Levius, Feb. 27, 1818; Roseann, Feb. 26, 1821. Six of the Lamping children located in the middle west in Illinois.
In 1832 John Grow came from Cornwall and located at Bombay, Franklin county, N.Y., a mile and a half south of the village of Hogansburg, then a wilderness, and there nine of his children were born. The old homestead there still bears his name (1910). He was a Roman Catholic is religion and a staunch Republican in politics. He died June 20, 1892, aged eighty-seven years, two months and twenty days. His wife, Mary, died Nov. 4, 1890, aged eighty-six years, ten months and eighteen days.
Children of Alexander A. and Mary (Lamping) Bero: 1. Mary Ann, married a Dutch-Canadian named Norman Abrahams, and had nine children. 2. Alexander A., married (first) Jennie Goddell; (second) Catherine Deley; (third) Catherine Curtin; had two children by first wife, eight by second and one by third wife. 3. Sarah E., married James Elliott; no children. 4. Jane, married Charles Chase; no children.
Children of John and Mary (Lamping) (Bero) Grow:
1. Eliza Ann, born Aug. 25, 1829; married Alexander Deshaw; nine children.
2. Mary L., Dec. 18, 1830.
3. John B., Dec. 26, 1831; married Lodema Chase; no children.
4. William R., Feb. 7, 1834; married Mary Scullin; five children.
5. Sophia M., Sept. 4, 1835; married Arthur McGinn; eight children.
6. Levius H., Feb. 3, 1837; married Mary Raymond; six children.
7. Julia Ann, July 1, 1838.
8. Edwin, April 17, 1840.
9. Nelson A., Nov. 14, 1841; married Adeline Jesmer; ten children.
10. Sidney G., Dec. 8, 1843; mentioned below.
11. Peter E., March 6, 1845 married Elmira Raymond; had a large family.
12. Charles J., born March 14, 1848; married, Jan. 31, 1872, Mary Derosia, born Feb. 15, 1849; children: i. Mary L., born Nov. 29, 1872, died Aug. 4, 1899, married Michael Murphy. ii. Clara A., March 26, 1874; married Henry Southwick. iii. William C., May 16, 1875, died Dec. 23, 1881. iv. Bertha E., March 14, 1877; married Charles Daley; lives in Crofton, Nebraska. v. John F., Dec. 14, 1878; married Edith Bulley; lives in Plattsburgh. vi. Cecilia M., March 20, 1880; married Angelo Maxwell; lives in New York City. vii. Delphine, March 10, 1882; married Frank Sanjual; lives in Hogansburg. viii. Robert C., April 21, 1883. ix. Edwin L., Nov. 23, 1884; married Maud Wooley; lives in Plattsburg. x. Florence S., June 12, 1886; married Henry Eggers; lives at Crofton, Nebraska. xi. Sidney J., Nov. 10, 1887. xii. Olive F., April 3, 1889. xiii. Charles H., June 18, 1891.
(III) Sidney George, son of John (2) Grow, was born in Hogansburg, Dec. 8, 1843. He was educated there in the public schools and at Fort Covington and the Franklin Academy at Malone, N.Y. He was a clerk for one year in the store of Samuel Barlow. He then established a general store at Hogansburg in the fall of 1867 in partnership with Henry Bero, under the firm name of Bero & Grow. After five years he bought out his partner and continued in partnership with a brother, under the firm name of S. G. Grow & Company, until 1880. Since then he has continued the business without a partner, and has built up a large and flourishing trade.
In politics he is a Republican. He was justice of the peace for eighteen years, from 1882 to 1890, from 1894 to 1898, 1899 to 1902 and 1903 to 1906. He was postmaster at Hogansburg for twenty-five years, being appointed first in 1865 by President Lincoln. He continued in office until Cleveland's election and was afterward appointed by President Harrison for another term of four years.
He married, Dec. 30, 1867, Harriet A., daughter of Henry and Rosetta Bero. Her mother is living (1910), aged ninety-three years.
They have no children.
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