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
(I) Jacob Schmal, immigrant ancestor of this Small family, came from Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, and settled in the Mohawk Valley at or near Herkimer, N.Y. He was a captain in the revolution in the American army. He was shot by an Indian who did not know the war was over, after peace had been declared, when he was at work in his own orchard.
(II) Jacob (2) Small, son of Jacob (1) Schmal, adopted the English spelling of the surname. He lived at Herkimer, N.Y., and married Hannah Potter, of that town.
Jacob, William, Isaac (mentioned below), John, Darius, Eli, Cynthia, Daniel.
(III) Isaac, son of Jacob (2) Small, was born in Herkimer, N.Y. in 1806, and died in 1895. He lived at Herkimer. He was a merchant in Herkimer and Little Falls and afterwards in the wholesale trade in New York City.
He married Susan, daughter of Philip and Lodina (Cady) Knapp. Her mother, Lodina, was the daughter of Ebenezer Cady, a captain in the revolution in the American army, present at the surrender of Burgoyne.
1. Hannah E., married Luke Usher (see Usher II).
4. Evelyn, widow of Admiral Beardsley, of U.S. navy, of Beaufort, South Carolina.
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