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 Hagar family is from the county of Suffolk, England, and probably settled with the Puritans at Salem, Mass., during the early immigration to that point. The coat-of-arms is: Or (gold). Upon a band sable (black) theron, three lions passant argent (silver). The crest: A demi-lion rampant gules (red) holding a large cross azure (blue).
(I) William Hagar, the immigrant ancestor, is recorded as a freeman in Salem, Mass., in 1630, and from thence the family removed to Watertown, Mass. His death occurred Jan. 10, 1683-84, and the inventory of his estate was 353 pounds, 14 shillings.
He married, March 20, 1644, Mary Bemis, born Nov. 20, 1847, died 1703-04.
Mary, Samuel (who became the founder of an extensive family), Ruhannah, twin of Samuel, Hannah, Sarah, Susannah, William (see forward), Rebecca, Abigail, Mehitable.
(II) William (2), son of William (1) Hagar, was born Feb. 12, 1658, and died May 8, 1731. He married, in Waltham, May 30, 1687, Sarah Benjamin.
John, born April 29, 1697, who became the founder of a family.
Ebenezer, born Aug. 13, 1898, founded a family line at Northampton, Mass.
Joseph (see forward).
(III) Joseph, son of William (2) and Sarah (Benjamin) Hagar, was born Jan. 1, 1701-02, and was a selectman, 1747-48 and 1651-54. He married, Jan. 1, 1729-30, Grace Bigelow.
Joseph, Uriah, William, Isaac, Grace, Lydia, Benjamin (see forward), Jonathan.
(IV) Benjamin, son of Joseph and Grace (Bigelow) Hagar, was born Jan. 26, 1749, and died in Weybridge, Vermont, April 25, 1823. He lived in Waltham, Mass., from whence he removed with his family to Weybridge, Vermont.
He married, Sept. 9, 1771, Esther Child, of Weston, Mass.
1. Benjamin, who remained at Weybridge, and whose son Henry, remaining on the homestead, founded a family line there, which removed to Middlebury, Vermont; another son of Benjamin, Martin Luther, became the founder of a family at Burlington, Vermont.
2. Betsey, married ____ Stevens; five children.
3. Esther, died young.
4. Jonathan, died at Middlebury; eight daughters.
5. Thomas, died at Montreal; five sons and three daughters; his daughter Mary married William Morgan, of Plattsburgh, N.Y.
6. Abner, died at Plantagenet, Canada; had son Albert, born Jan. 1, 1827, who became a memberf of Parliament, and still lives (1910) in Plantagenet.
7. Luther, see forward.
8. Calvin, settled with his family in Whitehall, Illinois.
9. Jonas, died young.
10. Jonas, settled in Nova Scotia, Canada, and whose family removed to Boston, Mass.
(V) Luther, son of Benjamin and Esther (Child) Hagar, was born Oct. 8, 1786, and died May 5, 1853. At an early age he removed from Weybridge to Montreal, where he acquired wealth. Later he lost a considerable portion of his property, removed to the old homestead of Major John Addoms, at Cumberland Head, Plattsburgh, N.Y., where he partially retrieved his fortunes, and where his death occurred.
He married Sarah, daughter of Major John Addoms (see Addoms).
1. Martha Louisa.
2. Harriet Eliza.
3. Charles Luther, born June 19, 1819, died June 29, 1891; was a clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal church, and chaplian of the 118th Regiment, New York Volunteers, during the civil war. Children: Sarah Maria, married Lieut, Charles Knapp, of Mooers, N.Y.; James Annabel; Mary Emily, married Richard York of Gouverneur; Charles Wesley, of New York City.
4. John Addoms.
5. Jonathan Townsend, see forward.
6. Albert Craig, died in infancy.
7. Albert, born May 18, 1838, died Aug. 31, 1905; succeeded to the Addoms-Hagar homestead.
(VI) Jonathan Townsend, son of Luther and Sarah (Addoms) Hagar, was born March 14, 1823, and died Sept. 21, 1894, at Plattsburgh, N.Y. He was one of the most important farmers of Clinton county, and widely known as a contractor and builder.
He married, Oct. 10, 1844, Cornelia J., of Salmon River, daughter of Levi Nichols, who early in the nineteenth century, made his home in Clinton county, together with his brother John, who settled at Plattsburgh, and his brother Nathaniel, who settled at Champlain. Levi Nichols was a widower with fourteen children when he married the widow Thompson, who had eight children, and they had three, of whom the youngest was Cornelia J.
Children of Jonathan Townsend & Cornelia J. (Nicholas) Hagar:
1. Luther, see forward.
2. Sarah Agnes, born Feb. 2, 1849.
3. William Gardiner, born April 6, 1850; is head of the Hagar Iron & Supply Company, of St. Louis, Missouri, where he resides; has two sons and two daughters.
4. Frank Nichols, born March 31, 1852; graduated from Cornell University, 1873; is a lawyer and author, and resides in Plattsburgh. Children: Arthur Merrell, born Sept. 24, 1882, who has a son, Horace McNeil; Paul Jonathan, born Feb. 26, 1884, professor at Tarrytown, N.Y.; Cornelia Nichols, born March 23, 1887, instructress of Manual Training at Orange, New Jersey; Sarah Alice, born Nov.1 2, 1889, teacher at Plattsburgh; and Luther Alfred, born May 12, 1892, about to enter Union College.
5. John Addoms, born Aug. 21, 1857, lives in St. Louis, Missouri, has two sons and one daughter.
6. Grace Livia, born Dec. 19, 1858, married Elmer Sweet, and has one daughter, Margaret.
(VII) Luther, son of Jonathan Townsend and Cornelia J. (Nichols) Hagar, was born at Cumberland Head, Plattsburgh, N.Y., Dec. 28, 1846. Throughout his life he has been a successful and enthusiastic farmer, and now cultivates about four hunderd acres.
He married (first) Josephine Chamberlain, who died in Nov., 1880.
Walter Chamberlain, born Jan. 16, 1870, died Nov. 28, 1897.
Harry Luther, see forward.
Mabel Agnes, born May 14, 1875, married Oct. 10, 1901, Ernest Langdon, and has two children, Dorothy and Walter.
Josie Hattie, born June 2, 1877, died Dec. 10, 1879.
Frank Wilson, born Dec. 10, 1879, married Virginia Watson and has a son, Frank Watson.
Mr. Hagar married (second) Aug. 10, 1881, Alice Gertrude (Jackson) Miller, who was born Jan. 13, 1851, and by her first husband had two children: Mulford T. and Florence Winifred Miller.
Children of second marriage:
Alice Elizabeth, born Oct. 15, 1885.
William Jackson, Oct. 4, 1887.
Albert Addoms, Dec. 12, 1891.
Benjamin Sheldon, Dec. 14, 1893.
(VIII) Harry Luther, son of Luther and Josephine (Chamberlain) Hagar, was born Feb. 26, 1872. He is a prosperous farmer of the modern type, ready to take advantage of all the improvements made in the agricultural world. He occupies and cultivates the old Addoms-Hagar homestead, which he purchased from his great-uncle, Albert Hagar.
He married, May 2, 1900, Lottie Bordwell.
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