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The Family of Jonathan Rockwell & Hannah Bennett

January 01, 1760 - Jonathan Rockwell married Hannah Bennett

October 06, 1760 - daughter Hannah born. She got married in 1777
March 06, 1763 - son James born. he got married 1783
March 19, 1769 - daughter Esther born. She got married in 1789
1772 - son Benjamin born

January 19, 1777 - son Jonathan born. He got married 1797
Sept 16, 1781 - son William born. He got married 1807
abt 1783 - daughter Mehitable born. She got married 1799
April 4, 1786 - daughter Sally born. She got married 1808

1790 census Warwick, Orange Co., NY
Jonathan Rockwell 1-2-3
1 male over 16 (Jonathan, age 52)
2 males under 16 (Jonathan, age 13 & William, age 9)
3 females (Hannah, age 50, Mehitable, age 7 & Sally, age 4)

1800 census Newtown, Tioga Co., NY
page 262
Jonathan Rockwell 11101-30011
1 male over 45 (Jonathan, age 62)
1 male 16-26 (William, age 19)
1 male 10-16
1 male under 10
1 female over 45 (Hannah, age 60
1 female 26-45
3 females under 10
Where is Sally, age 14?? Mehitable, age 13?? Are they some of the females listed as being under age 10?
near Gershom Bennett, Green Bentley, Thaddeus Bennett
page 265
Jonathan Rockwell 00110-11000
James Rockwell 22101-21110

1810 census Elmira, Tioga Co., NY
William Rockwell 11121-41010-00
Jonathan Rockwell 00010-41010-00
On same page as Cornelius Hopper, Thomas Scofield, Benjamin Atwood, Comfort Bennett

1820

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/a/g/Beatrice-A-Daggett/GENE43-0014.html
33. HANNAH6 BENNETT (EPHRAIM5, JAMES4, THOMAS3, JAMES2, NICHOLAS1) She married JONATHAN ROCKWELL, LLL January 1, 1760 in Ridgefield, Conn, son of JONATHAN ROCKWELL, JR. He was born January 10, 1738 in Ridgefield, Conn, and died Aft. February 16, 1820 in Big Flats, Chemung Co, NY.

Notes for JONATHAN ROCKWELL, LLL:
JONATHAN7 ROCKWELLIII (JONATHAN6, JONATHAN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born January 10, 1737/38 in Ridgefield, CT, and died 1820 in Big Flats, Chemung County, NY. He married HANNAH POSSIBLY BENNETT ROCKWELL January 01, 1760 in Ridgefield, CT.

Notes for JONATHAN ROCKWELLIII:
Mr Close states in his book: The family moved to Orange county, NY just prior to the American Revolution. Jonathan supposedly worked in Newburg and later lived on a farm in Warwick township. When the war broke out Jonathan, being a member of the militia, was called into service. He was a private in the 4th Regiment under Col. John Hawthorne (spelled Hathorn in other records). His service is accepted by the D.A.R. (#116302; #127548; #368970). In September 1775 Jonathan was listed on the assessment rolls of Warwick Twp., Goshen, NY in District #2. Living near Jonathan and Hannah were the Bennetts (Ephriam, Abraham Sr. and Abraham Jr., Matthew and Thomas) and Brice Rickey; names which are also found with Jonathan in Chemung County, NY. (ed. note - in Ephriam's case, the name is the same but it may not be the same individual). After the War, the Federal Government opened additional land for settlement in New York State. In about 1791 the family moved to what is now Chemung county, NY. In 1794 Jonathan was listed as a taxpayer in Newtown (now Elmira) NY. On August 02, 1794 "Jonathan and Hannah Rockwell received by letter of dismissal from the Warwick Church" and joined the Wellsburg (or Chemung) Baptist Church. Their names are mentioned many times in the minutes of church meetings from 1797 to 1807. In the 1810 Federal census, Jonathan and Hannah are apparently living with their son William. Jonathan died in 1820, sometime after February 16th when he signed a deed. In March of 1820 Hannah appeared to acknowledge her signature on the same deed. We do not know when Hannah died nor where she and Jonathan are buried.

More About JONATHAN ROCKWELL, LLL:
Moved to: Bef. 1775, Orange Co, NY
Residence: September 1775, Warwick Twp., Goshen, NY

Children of HANNAH BENNETT and JONATHAN ROCKWELL are:
51. i. HANNAH7 ROCKWELL, b. October 6, 1760.
ii. JAMES ROCKWELL, b. March 7, 1763, probably Conn; d. February 15, 1835, Scioto County, Ohio; m. HANNAH, 1783.
More About JAMES ROCKWELL:
Moved to: 1788, Chemung Co, NY
iii. ESTHER ROCKWELL, b. March 19, 1769, Orange Co, NY; m. ABRAHAM VAIL, Orange Co, NY.
iv. BENJAMIN ROCKWELL, b. Abt. 1772.
More About BENJAMIN ROCKWELL:
Moved to: Steuben Co, NY
v. JONATHAN ROCKWELL, LV, b. 1777, Orange Co, NY; d. Parke co, IN; m. (1) HANNAH RAWSON; m. (2) ?.
52. vi. WILLIAM ROCKWELL, b. September 16, 1781, Orange Co, NY; d. November 24, 1863, Horseheads, Chemung Co, NY.
53. vii. SALLY ROCKWELL, b. April 4, 1786; d. November 29, 1849.

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ID: I0530
Name: Jonathan ROCKWELL III
Sex: M
Birth: 10 JAN 1738 in Ridgefield, CT
Death: AFT MAR 1820 in Big Flats, Tioga (later Chemung) County, NY
Reference Number: 530
Note:
Mr Close states in his book: The family moved to Orange county, NY just prior to the American Revolution. Jonathan supposedly worked in Newburg and later lived on a farm in Warwick township.
When the war broke out Jonathan, being a member of the militia, was called into service. He was a private in the 4th Regiment under Col. John Hawthorne (spelled Hathorn in other records). His service is accepted by the D.A.R. (#116302; #127548; #368970).
In September 1775 Jonathan was listed on the assessment rolls of Warwick Twp., Goshen, NY in District #2.
Living near Jonathan and Hannah were the Bennetts (Ephrium, Abraham Sr. and Abraham Jr., Matthew and Thomas) and Brice Rickey; names which are also found with Jonathan in Chemung County, NY. (ed. note - in Ephrium's case, the name is the same but it may not be the same individual).
After the War, the Federal Government opened additional land for settlement in New York State. In about 1791 the family moved to what is now Chemung county, NY. In 1794 Jonathan was listed as a taxpayer in Newtown (now Elmira) NY.
On August 02, 1794 "Jonathan and Hannah Rockwell received by letter of dismissal from the Warwick Church" and joined the Wellsburg (or Chemung) Baptist Church. Their names are mentioned many times in the minutes of church meetings from 1797 to 1807.
In the 1810 Federal census, Jonathan and Hannah are apparently living with their son William.
Jonathan died in 1820, sometime after February 16th when he signed a deed. In March of 1820 Hannah appeared to acknowledge her signature on the same deed.
(June 2000 That Deed records says Jonathan and Hannah 'personally appeared', so he died AFTER March 1820
We do not know when Hannah died nor where she and Jonathan are buried.
Genealogical Records: New York, 1675-1920
Rockwell, JonathanEvent : Lived
Date : 1776
County : Orange
Comments : Fourth Regiment
Source Title : New York in the Revolution as Colony and State, Vol. I - Extracts
Publisher : J. B. Lyon Co.
Publication Information : Albany, NY, 1904
Page : 166
Province : New York
Rockwell, JonathanEvent : Lived
Date : 1790
County : Orange
Comments : Land Records
Source Title : Calendar of the N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts indorsed Land Papers - Extracts
Publisher : Weed, Parsons & Co.
Publication Information : Albany, 1864
Page : 835
Province : New York
Rockwell, JonathanEvent : Lived
Date : 1790
Locality : Warwick
County : Orange
Source Title : 1790 Federal Census of New York State
Publisher : Government Printing Office
Publication Information : Washington, DC, 1908.
Page : 147 01-02-03-00-00
Province : New York
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Publisher : National Archives, Washington, DC.
Additional Information : See Family History Library, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Page : 261 Province : New York
Rockwell, JonathanEvent : Lived
Date : 1800
Locality : Newtown
County : Queens (Sic--Tioga)
Source Title : Reel 24, 1800 Federal Census of New York, Microfilm Series M32
Publisher : National Archives, Washington, DC.
Additional Information : See Family History Library, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Page : 265 Province : New York
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1810 NY Census Index
Rockwell, Jonathan NY TIOGA CO. 074 1810 00010-4101
Other Rockwells in Tioga Co. are: James, Lewis and William
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1820 NY Census Index
Rockwell, Jonathan NY SARATOGA CO. PROVIDENCE 237 1820
Other Rockwells listed in Saratoga Co., NY are: Elisha; Jeremy; John; three Josephs and a Simeon
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2-25-00
1775 Assessment Roll of Orange County, NY Information compiled by Thomas Cornell
DISTRICT 2 Warwick Pg # 566
2 John Hathorn 544-7-9
Benedict Daniel
James Jr
James Sr
John
Bennet Ephraim (Sr.)
Abraham
Abraham Jr
Amos
Ephraim Jr
Matthew
Thomas
Burt Benjamin
Daniel Jr
Daniel Sr
Thomas
Hopper Paulus
Rickey Brice
John
Rockwell Jonathan 2 566
District No. 2 included a section of the present town of Warwick extending north and south from below
Florida at some point to Amity, taking in also the Bellvale neighborhood and the settlements in the
vicinity of what is now New Milford and the village of Warwick.
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http://www.rootsweb.com/~nychemun/history/elmirout.htm This page is part of the Tri-County Genealogy Sites of Joyce M. Tice
Elmira City and Town. he town of "New Town" was formed from the town of Chemung April 10, 1792. In 1808 it was changed to Elmira. But the name of "New Town" clung to it for many years thereafter. It comprised as its organization all the territory now comprised of the towns of Southport, Big Flats, Horse Heads, Catlin, Veteran, Erin, Van Etten, and the townships in Schuyler, of Dix, Catharine, and Cayuta, which were detached from Chemung county to form Schuyler in 1854..........names of the pioneers who
resided in "New Town," now Elmira, in 1794. The names of the taxpayers were...... Thadeus Bennett, Ephraim Bennet,.....Green Bentley, Abraham Bennet, Michael Bennet........Daniel Coreyell, Michael Coreyell, Abraham Coreyell, .....Cornelius Hopper, Lebius Hammond, ........William Laton......John Mitchel, James Mitchel, James Mitchel, Jr., Richard Mitchel....... Jonathan Rockwell, James Rockwell,
...Jacob Teeple.....John Gauf, (Goff), ... Cornelius Westfall,..................
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This page is part of the Tri-County Genealogy Sites of Joyce M. Tice
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nychemun/singsing.htm Sites of Joyce M. Tice
Typed by Mary PARIS Copp
Located on Kahler Road, off Route 17 This is the former Baptist Church Graveyard, where Rev. Goff
located his first Baptist Church near Sing Sing Creek............
BENNETT Comfort * 7 Aug 1844 34yr 2mo 20da s/o John & Sally Bennett
(wife was: Abigail was d/o Alexander Miller) (Sally d/o Jonathan Rockwell)
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Tri-County Genealogy Sites of Joyce M. Tice
Wellburg Church records
February the 7th 1801
.........2ly and Brother Jonathan Rockwell Junyer Recd by the church freely by confessing his Rong publicly and withdrew the Rite hand of feloship from his wife Hannah Rockwell for a breach of Sabbath and Neglecting to hear the Church
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1800 Town of Newtown Census Tioga County NY Tri-Counties Genealogy & Joyce Tice
White Males - under age 10, age 10 and under age 16, age 16 and under age 26, age 26 and under age 45, over age 45
White Females - under age 10, age 10 and under age 16, age 16 and under age 26, age 26 and under age 45, + age 45
*Jonathan Rockwell 1 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 0
*Jonathan Rockwel 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 This must be Jonathan the FOURTH?
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Oct 2004
Found FTM CD #183-Early Settlers of NY--Not only were Ephraim Bennet and Sarah (possibly wife of Gershom?) Bennet, members of the Old School Baptist Church in Warwick in 1769, but so was HANNAH Rockwell a member in that year. Jonathan Rockwell has a date of 1772 by his name. It can reasonably be assumed that both wife and husband were present in Warwick, Orange County, NY in 1769. That would mean they left Connecticut earlier than Mr Close believed. There may have been a migration of Bennetts and Rockwells to the area where a (possible)relative--Rev. James Benedict--had gone to serve a small Baptist community in Warwick. He was the first pastor of the Old School Chuch, arriving in 1765.
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AN HISTORICAL ADDRESS Delivered at the Centennial Anniversary of the Old School Baptist Church of Warwick, At Warwick, Orange County, N.Y., October 10th 1865
From the early records it appears there were a few Baptists who removed here from Connecticut something over a hundred years ago (IE 1765)……….
.....June 3rd 1774, the church chose James Benedict, jr., to tune the psalm with Jonathan Rockwell for assistant..
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http://albertwisnerlibrary.org/~wisner/Factsandhistory/History/OSBMembers1765_1830Alpha.htm

Bentle Dinah W 1774 (other list on FTM CD says 1775--Rhoda b. in CT in 1774 Month?)
Bennet Ephrem M 1769
Bennet Gersham M 1771
Bennet Sarah W 1769
Lobdel David M 1765
Lobdell Phebe W 1765
Rockwell Hannah W 1769
Rockwell Jonathan M 1772
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http://www.carthage.lib.il.us/community/churches/primbap/FamHist-OrangeNY.html
WARWICK (GOSHEN) (1764)
The Warwick Church was constituted on November 7, 1764*, by James Benedict, from Ridgefield, Connecticut, who became its pastor, and served until his death. The church began with three members, but increased to 57 members by 1769. In the year 1789, the church increased from 32 members to 192 members, and began to branch out in different directions, and set off other churches, including Wantage, Deer Park, Middletown, &c. In 1769, Warwick Church joined the Philadelphia Association, under the name of Goshen….
SURNAMES OF MEMBERS:. Benedict, Benjamins, Bennett, Bentle,……. Hopper …. Lobdel, Lockwood…..Rockwell
Lists of other Churches are given but Members lists are incomplete. No Bennetts, Bentleys or Lobdells in other church lists.
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http://albertwisnerlibrary.org/~wisner/Factsandhistory/History/NameIndexes/BairdLedger1774.htm
Warwick Valley New York Genealogy Name Indexes:Ledger of Baird's Tavern 1773-74

Rockwell Jonathan 97,108
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On LDS Microfilm # 0005498--which is a very dark and almost unreadable copy of the records, there is a Deed (Pg 4) from 1749 in which Jonathan Rockwell bought land from Josiah Foster.
On Pg 104, is a Deed dated Feb. 1, 1768 where Jonathan Rockwell sold land at Ridgefield to Josiah Keeler. Jonathan '....personally appeared Feb 4, 1768 ..' at Fairfield to verify the Deed. None of the three Deeds on this film, involving Jonathan Rockwell have a Senr or Junr with the name. It seems likely, however, that this deed of 1768 is Jonathan selling out, preparing for the move to Orange County, NY. His wife appears as a member of the Warwick (Old School) Baptist Church in Orange County, NY in 1769.
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A loose Jonathan?
Jonathan Rockwell 02 MAY 1723 Windsor Co, Connecticut
Burial: Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia
Wife Mrs. Margaret Rockwell About 1725 Of Windsor Co,Connecticut
Found On CT Records Web Site
Somers, CT Marriage Records
Margaret Bush & Jonathan Rockwell of Windsor ---- Nov. 5, 1745
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Jonathan II (b 1711)
Rockwell Ridgebury Church Records Ridgefield, CT 1769 - 1857
Jonathan d. Sep 3, 1784, age 74 y.
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http://www.rootsweb.com/~srgp/booksc/bigflat7.htm
BIG FLATS, NEW YORK 1822 - 1972
'..Commemoration of the formation of Big Flats as a town in the County of Tioga (to become County of Chemung in 1836) ..'
According to this, IF Jonathan died at Big FLats, which is our information from an ealier researcher, then he may have died after 1822, since that is the year the town was founded. Of course, he could have been living and have died WHERE town was founded.
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http://www.rootsweb.com/~srgp/church/welsbg43.htm
February the 7th 1801
6ly Sister Marcy Keeny Requested a letter of Dismistion from this Church But the Church thought prudent as there was a matter of alegment against her in the work for getting Disguised with Liquor and appointed ---?--- brethern to sarch into the Matter Viz Ebenezer Green Jonathon Rockwell and his wife Thadeus Bennitt and ........
1803 March the 5 continued as he was sixty miles Distance which opertunity happened on the forth of June
[written in and not sure where it belongs] by Jonathan Rockwell and Thadeus Bennit....
1804 October the 6th
4 ly apointed Br Ebr Snow and Sister Hannah Rockwell to Visit brother Jonathan Rockwell Jun. to know his reasons for Neglecting Church meeting so much. (His MOTHER?)
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Checked Deed Records for Orange and Westchester Counties, NY. Nothing from the period of interest--1750 to 1760 in either location.
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Dec 2005
http://www.threerivershms.com/docnyhistalpha20.htm
Documents Relating to The Colonial History of the State of New York Edited by Berthold Fernow
Rockwell Jon'n, drummer Minthorn
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NO Mention of Jonathan found in NARA filmed documents *****
NARA #s M246-74
New York: Fisher's Regiment of Militia, 1775-81 (100);
New York: Fondey's Party of Militia, 1780 (101);
New York: Freer's Regiment of Militia, 1777-79 (102);
New York: Gettman's Company of Rangers, 1776 (103);
New York: Golden's Company of Militia, 1776 (104);
New York: Graham's Company of State Troops (Ulster County), 1776 (105);
New York: Graham's Regiment of Militia, 1777-79 (106);
New York: Guards, Militia, 1777-78 (107);
New York: Hamman's Regiment of Militia, 1777-82 (108);
New York: Hardenburgh's Company of State Troops, 1776 (109);
New York: Hardenburgh's Regiment of Militia, 1776 (110) (111);
New York: Harper's Regiment of Militia, 1779 (112);
New York: Hasbrouck's Regiment of Militia, 1777 (113);
New York: Hathorn's Regiment of Militia, 1777-81 (114); ******
New York: Hay's Regiment of Militia, 1778-80 (115);
New York: Hopkins' Regiment of Militia, 1779 (116)


Father: Jonathan ROCKWELL II b: 31 MAR 1711 in prob. Ridgefield, CT
Mother: Esther ??? ROCKWELL b: BET 1713 AND 1716 in prob. Ridgefield, CT
Marriage 1 Hannah BENNETT b: ABT 1740 in Poss. Ridgefield, CT
Married: 1 JAN 1760 in Ridgefield, CT
Children
MOREHANNAH ROCKWELL b: ABT 1740
Hannah ROCKWELL b: 6 OCT 1760 in Ridgefield, CT
James ROCKWELL b: 7 MAR 1763 in prob. CT
Esther ROCKWELL b: 19 MAR 1769 in Orange county, NY
Benjamin ROCKWELL b: ABT 1772 in Prob Orange Co., NY
Johnathan ROCKWELL b: ABT 1777 in Orange county, NY
William ROCKWELL b: 16 SEP 1781 in Orange county, NY
Sally Sarah ROCKWELL b: 4 MAY 1786 in Orange Co, NY

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~twintiers/sket4.html
Rockwell, Abram b. was born of English parentage in the town of Big Flats ( then Elmira) Jan 10, 1819. His grand father, Jonathan and two brothers emigrated from England at an early age. Jonathan was bound out to labor at Newburgh, Orange County, and NY. to pay his passage to a farmer. One brother settled in Pa. and the other in New York, where he became a wealthy jeweler. Jonathan and Phebe Rockwell were the parents of six children; William, Jonathan, Benjamin, Esther, Hannah, and Sally. Esther married Abram Vail; a prominent citizen of Orange Co. and a general in the Rev.. War. They were the grandparents of Mrs. Abram Rockwell; Hannah married a Mr. Hopper and removed to the west. Sally married John Bennitt, brother of the late Comfort Bennitt of Chemung County. William Rockwell, father of Abram B. was born Sept. 16, 1806, leaving one daughter, Anna, who married a Mr. Schofield and moved to Ohio. The second wife of Mr. Rockwell was Nancy Bennitt a sister of John and comfort Bennitt, whom he married Feb. 1, 8007. She was born Aug. 26, 1791. At the age of ten he removed with his parents to Sing Sing in the town of Big Flats. The journey from Orange County was made with an ox-team and occupied some five weeks. November 8, 1801, he married Ann Kelsey, who died December 19, 1806, leaving one daughter, Anna, who married a Mr. Schofield and moved to Ohio. The second wife of Mr. Rockwell was. Nancy Bennitt, a sister of John and Comfort Bennitt, whom he married February 15, 1807. She was born August 26, 1791. In 1822 he purchased the farm where he resided until his death, May 24, .1863. The children of William and Nancy Rockwell were: Daniel B., born January 6, 1809; Esther V., born October 26, 1811, died aged seventeen years; Asa M., who died in
Infancy; Silas B., born June 28, 1815; Mary B., born October 28,1817; Abram B., born January 10, 1819; Jonathan B. born March 7, 1821; Ezra M., born March 26, 1823; Andrew J., who died in infancy; Charles D., born August 26, 1827; Isaac O. born August. 17, 1829; Philinda R. born February 5, 1832; and John D. born August 27, 1834. Abram B. remained with his father until twenty-eight years of age, when he Purchased a farm, and began business for himself. He married Mary V., daughter of Ira and Hannah (Vail) Hawkins, of Chester, Orange County, N, Y., on January, 2, 1849: She was born March 29, 1824. Their children were Nancy, who married Morris D. Bennitt, December 11, 1872, and whose children were Mary L. born December 27, 1874). Willard. M. (born March 2, i877), Linnie F. (born March 12, l879) and Floyd S (born October 18, 1887); Hannah, who married Willis B. Sayre, jr, September 30, 1885; Linnie who married Albert B Fitch, January 21; 1877; and Addie, who married John I. Howell, of Goshen, Orange County, N. Y., December 13, 1888, and their children were Ira Abram (born September 28,1889) and Mary R. (born October 4, 1890) Abram R Rockwell was signally successful as a farmer, accumulating
property by his rare tact and industry, owning at the time of his death a large and valuable farm between Elmira and Horseheads. He held some of the offices of this town and was scrupulous in the discharge of every duty. He p referred his farm and borne life to, political office and was a kind husband, a loving father, and a friend of true and noble qualities.