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
Harper Mouthrop was born in Yorkshire, England, at Hull, about 1808, died in De Kalb, N.Y. in 1864. He was educated in England and brought up on a farm. In 1836 he came to Quebec, Canada, and thence to Morristown, New York. Two years later he made his home at De Kalb, where he followed farming the remainder of his life.
He married, near Beverly, Yorkshire, England, Mary Horsefield, born in 1801, died in 1878.
Mary, Suan, George Harper (mentioned below), Mary (married Horace Wescott of Rossie, N.Y.: children: Emer and Ettie Wescott), John, Robert, Elizabeth, Sarah.
(II) George Harper, son of Harper Mouthrop, was born in Morristown, N.Y., Oct. 3, 1837. He was educated in the public schools of De Kalb, and during his boyhood worked on his father's farm. He enlisted in 1861 in Company D, Sixteenth New York Regiment, and served two years. He took part in twenty-three battles and skirmishes, including both battles of Bull Run, and the battle of Chancellorsville. He was taken prisoner and was in Libby Prison for a time. After he was mustered out in 1863 he continued in the service in the construction corps, building bridges, etc., until 1865, when he returned to his father's farm in De Kalb.
A year later he located at Ogdensburg, N.Y., and was employed in that city at the trade of carpenter for the following seven years. In 1873 he removed to Morrisburg, Ontario, where he was a carpenter and builder for many years, and is now (1910) engaged in market gardening there.
Until he removed to Canada, he was a Republican in politics, but now supports the Conservative party in Canada.
He was a charter member of Ransom Post, No. 354, Grand Army of the Republic, of Ogdensburg, but since removing to Canada has been a member of Dalzell Post, of Waddington, N.Y.
He is a member of the Lutheran church, and has been a deacon for a number of years.
He married, Oct. 3, 1865, Helen Melvina Reddick, of Williamsburg, Ontario, daughter of Christopher and Annie Reddick.
1. Ada, born at De Kalb; married John Gossman, farmer, of Antwerp, N.Y.
2. Annie, born at Ogdensburg; married Albert Barker, of Massena, N.Y., a cheese and butter maker; child, Reginald Barker.
3. George Franklin, born at Ogdensburg; dentist, practicing in Buffalo, N.Y.; married Alice Werkley; child, Helen.
4. Mary, born at Morrisburg, Ontario, now a trained nurse practicing in Buffalo.
5. William Herbert, born in 1877, mentioned below.
6. Mary, born at Morrisburg; assistant to her brother, Dr. George Franklin, dentist, Buffalo.
(III) William Herbert Mouthrop [the family name appears variously as Mouthrop and Mouthorp, the latter form being used until the present generation], son of George Harper Mouthorp, was born in Morrisburg, Canada in 1877. He follows the spelling Mouthrop. He was educated in the schools of his native town. At the age of thirteen he began to learn the trade of printer, and at the age of sixteen went to Ogdendsburg to work in the printing office of the Ogdensburg News. Afterward he was in the printing and newspaper business at Philadelphia, New York for twelve years or more.
In February, 1909, he established the Morristown Express, a weekly newspaper, at Morristown, N.Y., and since then has devoted himself to that enterprise and to the printing business.
In politics he is a Republican.
He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
He married, May 17, 1896, Jessie, daughter of Theodore and Melissa Conway, of Philadelphia, N.Y.
Children, born at Philadelphia, N.Y.:
Harold Theodore, 1898.
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