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.
The Salmons were an ancient and chivalrous Scottish family who, during the turbulent period which culminated in the seating of Robert Bruce upon the throne of Scotland (1306), fought valiantly for the preservation of their national independence, and at lest one of them, if not more, was knighted by that monarch. In the fourteenth century the Salmons migrated to England and settled in Scotland. In 1640 three families of this name emigrated to America, one settling in Massachusetts, another in New Jersey, and the third etablished themselves at Southold, Long Island. Have these webpages helped you?
Among the latter was William Salmon, who married the widow of Matthew Sunderland prior to 1649, and had William, John, and other children. The family about to be mentioned are descended from John Salmon, who was presumably of the Long Island family.
(I) John Salmon, born Jan. 8, 1730, married Jerusha Covel, born Nov. 8, 1735.
Hannah, born March 27, 1755.
Mary, March 11, 1757.
John, March 20, 1759.
Jerusha, May 11, 1761.
Margaret, July 21, 1763.
Beverly, see forward.
Daniel, Aug. 28, 1767.
Elijah, Oct. 9, 1769.
Charles, Sept. 3, 1771.
Martha, May 10, 1774.
Elizabeth, Dec. 8, 1778.
(II) Beverly, sixth child of John and Jerusha (Covel) Salmon, was born Oct. 21, 1765. The christian name of his wife was Sarah (or Sally), and she bore him five children: John, Lucy, Harriet, Lavinia, Fidelia, Marcia.
(III) John (2), eldest son of Beverly and Sally Salmon, was born Sept. 9, 1801. He resided in Turin, Lewis county, N.Y., where he owned and cultivated a farm, and where he died in that town Aug. 11, 1857.
He married Lucretia McDonald, born May 14, 1808, died Feb. 1, 1857.
1. A son, who died unnamed, May 19, 1833.
2. John Henry, born May 30, 1841; married Lavinia Lee (see Lee III); died June 12, 1906.
3. Edgar Morrell, see forward.
(IV) Edgar Morrell, youngest son and child of John and Lucretia (McDonald) Salmon, was born in Turin, July 20, 1845, died March 27, 1910. He was educated in the public schools and at the Lowville Academy. When a young man he served an apprenticeship at the carpenter's trade, and settling in Glenfield followed that occupation in connection with farming. He took a lively interest in all maatters relative to the general welfare and progress of the village, and was especially interested in developing its agricultural resources, having been a member of Glenville Grange, Patrons of Husbandry; he was in every way an upright, useful and progressive citizen. In politics he acted with the Democratic party.
March 31, 1868, Mr. Salmon married Amanda Lee, born in Turin, Feb. 3, 1847, daughter of John S. and Lucy (Hubbard) Lee (see Lee II). Mrs. Salmon was educated in the public schools and Martinsburg Institute, and studied music at Martinsburg; she has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for over thirty-five years.
1. Lee, born Sept. 26, 1868; married Clara Foote, Feb. 1, 1888; children: E. Mildred, Lydia M., Amanda C., Leo, Muriel F., Bernice, died in infancy, Donald and Dorothy, died in infancy.
2. John, born Dec. 12, 1869, died June 4, 1876.
3. Estella, March 9, 1874; married Eugene Dorr, July 6, 1891, one daughter: Margaret L.
4. N. Wells, Sept. 23, 1875.
5. Pearl L., Oct. 18, 1878; married Fred Blodgett, July 14, 1898.
6. Lucy, June 11, 1881.
7. Susie, Oct. 18, 1883.
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