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 first Hoskins of record in Lewis county, N.Y., is Cyrus Hoskins, a farmer of Lewis county, town of Turin. He married Jemima Post.
George H., Samuel M. (see forward), and Joseph.
(II) Samuel M., son of Cyrus and Jemima (Post) Hoskins, was born in Turin, Lewis county, N.Y., May 4, 1830, died Sept. 8, 1894. He married Armenia Schwartz, born in Essex county, N.Y. Jan. 31, 1833, daughter of Henry and Belinda (Jenks) Schwartz, and granddaughter of Captain Jenks, who was captain of a company of United States soldiers stationed at Sacketts Harbor during the war of 1812. Henry Schwartz was, on the patenal side. descended from one of two brothers, who came from Germany. These brothers were the sons of a German nobleman, but were disinherited on account of their leaving Germany without serving in the army. Henry Schwartz's grandfather, on his mother's side, was Commodore Pierre Dupont, commander of part of French fleet that aided the United States during the revolution.
Children of Samuel & Armenia Hoskins:
1. Cyrus H., born March 25, 1854, died 1859.
2. Ida, Oct. 3, 1859; married James Howie.
3. Frank, see forward.
4. George H., April 19, 1866.
5. Edgar C., Oct. 30, 1869.
6. A. Minerva, Sept. 6, 1873, died April 15, 1882.
(III) Frank, son of Samuel M. and Armenia (Schwartz) Hoskins, was born in Greig, Lewis county, N.Y., March 30, 1863. He obtained his education in the public schools, and for five years after leaving school was engaged in farming. He then became interested in the bulding trades, and soon was contracting and superintending the erection of buildings, public and private. Many of the large mills in the county, and numerous private residences, have been erected under his superivison. He was in charge of the construction of the paper mills of Moyer & Pratt, Moyer & Williams, Moyer & Palen, Moyer & Son, Moyer Bros., and a large portion of the business blocks of Lyons Falls and vicinity. His building operations have been extended to adjoining towns and counties, and his reputation as contractor is more than local. In connection with his building and contracting business, he owns and operates a saw and planing mill at Lyons Falls, N.Y.
He is well known and highly regarded in his community. He is a Republican in politics. For three years he was president of the village corporation of Lyons Falls and a member of the board of water commissioners. Jan. 1, 1908, he was elected to the Lewis county board of supervisors, representing the town of West Turin, serving until Jan. 1, 1910.
He is a member of Lyons Falls, Tent, 1910, Knights of the Maccabees.
He married, at Port Leyden, N.Y. June 3, 1885, Rose L., daughter of John and Eloise (Manigold) Chanfty.
His wife is descended from French families of considerable distinction. Her father, John Chaufty, was a native of France; came to the United States, and settled in Jefferson county, N.Y., at about the time Joseph Bonaparte acquired his lands in that section of New York. Eloise Manigold was the daughter of Peter and Margaret (Pasair) Manigold, a soldier of the great Napoleon, and at one time his secretary. He received this appointment during one of Napoleon's earlier Italian campaigns, through the correct solving of a difficult mathematical problem in competition with others who attempted it in response to a call from Napoleon for volunteers to attempt the solution. His readiness and ability pleased his chief, and he was rewarded with the position of secretary.
Margaret Rasair was daughter of Eugene Rasair and Margaret Mouen, a French noblewoman. Monsieur Rasair came to this country, and is buried at Evans' Mills, N.Y.
Children of Frank & Rose L. (Chaufty) Hoskins:
1. Marion E., born Dec. 27, 1886.
2. Eva L., June 4, 1889; married Dec. 24, 1908, Guy F. Harris, and has Frances, born Nov. 12, 1909.
3. Frank L., April 9, 1892; entered the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. March 1, 1910, as cadet.
4. Carrie A., July 23, 1894.
5. Fred M., Ma 8, 1897.
6. Florence, June 13, 1900.
7. Clarence C., Sept. 11, 1902.
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