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.
(I) Abel Madill, native of Ireland, came to America when a young man, going first to Washington county, New York, and later becoming one of the early settlers of Lisbon, this state. He was a prosperous farmer. He married Eleanor Stillman, also a native of Ireland. Have these webpages helped you?
Martha, Jane, Agnes, Isabella, Thomas A., Letitia, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Nelson, Charles, Cornelia.
All were born in Lisbon except Martha.
(II) Nelson, son of Abel Madill, was born in Lisbon in 1830. He attended the public schools, and assisted his father in farming until he was nineteen years old, when he established himself in the saw and grist-mill business. His property having been destroyed by fire, he ent to California in 1857 and engaged in the lumbering business. Returning to Lisbon in 1865, he devoted the suceeding twenty years to agricultural pursuits, and is now living in retirement. In the memorable political campaign in 1856 he supported John C. Fremont for the presidency, and has ever since acted with the Republican party. He attends the Presbyterian church.
In 1862 he married Louisa, daughter of Frederick and Mary (Hines) Menking, of New York City.
Nellie, wife of Walter Robinson, of Lisbon.
Minnie, residing with parents.
(III) Grant C., son of Nelson Madill, was born in Stockton, California, July 6, 1864. His early education was acquired in the Ogdensburg N.Y. public schools and the Potsdam Normal School, and his medical studies were pursued at Bellevue College, from which he was graduated in 1886. Locating for practice in Ogdensburg, Dr. Madill advanced rapidly in his profession, giving his attention to surgery and obtaining recognition as one of the most skilled practitioners in Northern New York. He is regarded as an unusually able surgeon, and at the present  time is in charge of the surgical department of the Ogdensburg City Hospital.
He married Lucia James, Sept. 6, 1893.
Dr. and Mrs. Madill have two children: Sarah Perkins, born June 18, 1894, and Edward James, July 16, 1896.
Thomas Armstrong Madill, son of Abel and Eleanor (Silliman) Madill, was born in Lisbon, N.Y., 1820, died in Canton, N.Y., 1895. He had a common school education, and followed farming in his native town until 1865, when he removed to Canton, where he spent the later years of his life.
In politics he was a Republican. He was an active and prominent member of the Methodist church in Lisbon, and contributed generously to the building fund of the Rensselaer Falls and Flackville Methodist churches.
He married, in 1841, Susanna, born 1823, a native of Dublin, Ireland.
1. James Albert.
2. Alice J., lives in Springfield, Mass.; married (first) Joseph Moyer; (second) Harvey Bonney; child of first husband: Wilburt E. Moyer; of second husband: Benjamin Bonney.
3. Carrie M., married Albert Houghmaster, of Hartford, Conn,; children: Theron and Stella Houghmaster.
4. Thomas Nelson, mentioned below.
5. Henry, a farmer in Michigan.
6. Benjamin, a cattle dealer in Michigan.
7. Delia, married Adam Malkemus, a farmer of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
(III) Thomas Nelson, son of Thomas Armstrong and Susanna (Mitchell) Madill, was born in Lisbon, June 9, 1850. He attended the public schools of Lisbon, and Rensselaer Falls, N.Y. In 1869, when only nineteen years old, he bought the stave mill in Rensselaer Falls and operated it for three years, when it was destroyed by fire. He built a shingle mill and conducted it for four years, and then manufactured cheese boxes for three years. From 1882 to 1889 he devoted his attention to farming. Since then he has been a very large and successful dealer in agricultural implements and machinery and in carriages. He has also large farming interests, owning several large farms in the vicinity.
In politics he is a Republican, and he has served with credit on the town committee of his party and represented it in various nominating conventions.
He is a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and of the Loyal Legion. He is a member and generous supporter of the Methodist church.
He married, Sept. 22, 1892, Carlotta A., born in Lisbon, N.Y., daughter of Benjamin and Margaret Wheater, of Lisbon. They have no children.
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