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CORRECTION AND ADDITIONS TO

“GENEALOGY OF THE MCKAY FAMILY”

By James Adolphus McKay

 

Compiled by Blanche A. McKay

 

 

 

Pg. 3.…Although there is no documented evidence for the wife of Elkenny McKay, Terry Flynn found in Connecticut records what may be the best explanation for the existence of Elkenny in Connecticut where his daughter’s records of marriages were found.  It may be that Elkenny’s name was really Alexander or one or the other was his middle name.  In tax records, Terry found several notations of Alexander (spelled Ellexander and Allexander) paying taxes and Abigail MacKoy paying taxes in1754.  Abigail was most likely a widow by this time. This was in the same section of CT where the girls were married (See Terry Flynn’s e-mail of 8 Aug. 2006).  On 10 Feb. 1727, Alexander MacKay and Abigail Rood published “Intentions to Marry”.  No record of their marriage has been found, but from other sources, an intention was as good as a marriage.  Abigail Rood, born 30 Mar. 1705/06, was the daughter of Samuel Rood, born CT, 1666, and Mary Mariner. Samuel was the son of Thomas Rood, born 1626 in Glastonbury, Somerset County, England, and Sarah Leffingwell?  Source: “Families Rood/Plunkett” by John J. Plunkett.

 

Children of Elkenny McKay.  Birth dates are unknown. They are in the same order here as in the book:

 

Per Wadsworth family records, Alexander McKay, son of Elkenny McKay, was born 19 Feb. 1731 in Old Hadley, MA and died 17 Jun. 1812.  He is believed to have died in or near Skaneateles, Onondaga County, and buried in the Spafford Cemetery.  (Note: We were told that the Old Hadley, MA. records were destroyed in a flood many years ago.)

 

Per “Spafford Mortuary Records with Genealogical Notes” published, 1917, by the Onondaga County, NY. Genealogical Society, Alexander McKay is reportedly buried in the Spafford Cemetery, that he was born 19 Feb. 1732, died in 1812, was a son of Elkanah McKay, who family tradition says, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland ca 1700.  (There is no grave marker visible for Alexander McKay in the Spafford Cemetery).  Spafford is directly south of Marcellus, where Daniel McKay, Alexander’s son lived. A deed dated 7 Oct. 1810 from Greenfield, Saratoga County,  has Alexander and Mary McKay selling some land in that county.  This could very well be our Alexander and Mary.  The area was in close proximity to daughters, Sarah, Lois and Mary, perhaps others.  They all lived in that area at one time…. More about Alexander later.

 

Abigail (McKay) Rich, daughter of Elkenny McKay, married Jonathan Rich of Kent, CT. on 12 Jul. 1749. (Washington, CT. Vital Records, Vol. II, Pg. 29). Abigail died in Strafford, VT on 28 Aug. 1811 at age 75 yrs.  This would mean she was born ca 1736 and married at age 13/14.  Jonathan Rich, her husband, died 27 Feb. 1814 in Strafford.  Found in New Milford, CT. Vital Records, Vol. LR7, page 1, is the list of Abigail and Jonathan’s children as follows:

 

 

         1.      Abigail Rich, born 27 Apr. 1750

 

2.      Bersheba Rich, born 13 Feb. 1752 (Bathsheba in VT Records), died 13 May 1832 in Thetford, VT, Bathsheba married Richard Wallace on 7 Nov. 1776. In an article about Richard Wallace, it says when he married Bathsheba she was of Lyme, NH. Possibly the Rich family was there for a time. Bathsheba was a well known midwife in Thetford, VT.  She delivered about 120 babies without losing any. Richard Wallace was born ca 1753 in Nova Scotia. His story is remarkable. He became an orphan at an early age and was possibly indentured to a Col. Charles Johnson, evidence bring that he was with him until age 21. It was not until 1775 that he learned to read and write (going to Exeter, CT. to attend school). After Richard and Bathsheba were married the Revolutionary War began to have an effect on Thetford and Strafford, VT.  A captured British scout had papers to take to local Tories of an impending attack. It caused a in the two towns. The settlers, on foot and horses, headed towards the Connecticut River with all they could carry. Richard was not at home and could not find Bathsheba among the refugees when he heard about it. He went back to his own land and found her there, defending what they had. She had hid a lot of their things in the woods. Richard enlisted 15 Jul. 1777 in a Vermont regiment under Col. Samuel Herrick. He marched with the Regiment until they came to the mountains near Ticonderoga. The plan was to destroy the boats at St. George Landing on Lake Champlain which had been left by Burgoyne. The lake was in the hands of the British, and they needed someone to mount a diversion on the eastern side. A message would have to go across the lake. Richard Wallace was leery about the task as he felt he was not a good swimmer. But, he and Ephraim Webster agreed to try. It was in Oct. 1777 and the lake was very cold. Richard told later that when they made it to two-thirds of the way he almost gave up, but the Lord gave him new strength and they made it across. They delivered their message and the boats were destroyed, a number of prisoners taken. Richard and Bathsheba had a difficult time after this. They lived through the winter in a hut without a chimney, no floor or heat. The article said they had four loose boards to set their bed upon. Richard built up his farm, however, owning 100 acres. In 1817 he sold it to his son, Luther, with the stipulation that Luther take care of he and Bathsheba. Richard died in Thetford on 16 Jan. 1833. Both he and Bathsheba are buried in the old cemetery near the covered bridge in Thetford Center.  Their children, all born in Thetford, VT were:

 

1.      Zerviah Wallace, born 7 Feb. 1778 (male, also seen as Lurviah)

2.      Daniel Wallace, born 25 Jun. 1780

3.      Lydia Wallace, born 18 Sep. 1783

4.      Darius Wallace, born 6 Sep. 1785

5.      Prudence Wallace, born 27 Aug. 1787, married ? Boynton

6.      Luther Wallace, born 16 Apr. 1790

7.      Welthy Wallace, born 3 Apr. 1792 (female, possibly Wealthy)

8.      Hannah Wallace, born 23 Jun. 1794, married ? Gillet

 

3.      Jonathan Rich, Jr, born 20 Feb. 1754, died 24 Jun. 1849 in Strafford, VT, Jonathan married Lydia ?. She died 18 April 1847 at age 86 in Strafford.

4.      David Rich, born 29 Mar. 1756

5.      Samuel Rich, born 24 May 1758

6.      Elizabeth Rich, born 29 Jun. 1760... See below on Elizabeth Rich

7.      Mehitibel Rich, born 30 May 1762

8.      James Rich, born 20 Aug. 1764

9.      Levi Rich, born 18 Aug. 1766

10.      Zeruiah (?) Rich (female), born 28 Aug. 1768

 

Note: Information on the Rich family from Vermont records sent by Terry Flynn, some information on Bathsheba Rich from Carol Rich whose husband is a Rich descendant. Information on Richard Wallace from a publication, “Thetford, Vermont 1976 Town Report“, sent to me by Terry Flynn.

 

Elizabeth Rich, daughter of Abigail McKay and Jonathan Rich, married John Baker on 31 Jul. 1782 in Thetford, VT.  John Baker was of Mansfield, Windham County, CT, according to a 1781 deed in Thetford, VT.  His parentage is uncertain.  Elizabeth and John had the following children:

 

1.      Lovina Baker, born 12 Feb. 1783, VT. (or Lovinia)

2.      Samuel Baker, born 19 Nov. 1784, VT.

3.      Zacarias Baker, born 6 Jun. 1786, VT. (or Zechariah)

4.      Simon Baker, born 17 Apr. 1788, VT.

5.      Anne Baker, born 9 Mar. 1790, VT.

6.      Abigail Baker, born 15 Apr. 1792, VT. (called Nabby).  Abigail married James McIndoe, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, on 1 Nov. 1810 in Barnet, VT.  Abigail died 15 May 1852 in Newbury, VT.  Both Abigail and James are buried in West Newbury Cemetery., VT.  Abigail and James had eight children. 

 

The Baker family had an interesting history.  John Baker served in the Revolutionary War under several commands.  He evidently went through some traumatic experiences which were to have an effect on him in later years.  John had bought land in Thetford, VT, deed dated 1781.  He became unable to take care of it.  Vermont had a law at that time by which each town was responsible for taking care of the poor, lame, blind and sick of the individual town.  Outsiders who tried to infringe on other towns were sent back to their hometown.  John Baker on 2 Jun. 1792, was declared insane and unfit to carry on his family duties by a Thetford Council.  His family was to be taken care of by the town.  The Overseers of Thetford had the authority to bind out the children of such families until the legal age, 21 for males and 18 for females.  This decision was made for some of the Baker children.  On 21 Nov. 1792, Simon Baker, a little over 4 ½ years old, was bound out to William Judd of Strafford, VT.  Anne Baker, almost 3 years old, was indentured on 19 Mar. 1793 to William Moor.  Abigail Baker was indentured on the same day as Anne to John Way. She was not even a year old.  On 25 Sep. 1798 Zechariah Baker, 12 years old, was bound out to William Heaton.  The Overseers of the Poor had some rules for the families that took on the indentures of the children.  The males were to be taught to read and cipher and the art of husbandry (farming).  The girls were to be taught reading and writing such as was useful in a housewife.  When they fulfilled their indenture each was to be given two sets of clothing, one for everyday and one suitable for church.  The two oldest Baker children were not bound.  Only Abigail Baker McIndoe has been traced, so it is possible they stayed home to look after their parents or were deceased.  Elizabeth Rich Baker, the mother, was ill for many years.  She died 10 Jun. 1810 in Thetford, VT.  The town paid $1 for digging her grave and $2 for her coffin.  John Baker disappeared on 1 Sep. 1817 and was never found.  The newspaper, Spooner’s Vermont Journal, advertised his disappearance for three days.  He was described as “a pauper of the town of Thetford, about 60 years old, middling sized, light sandy complexion and hair, commonly wears a long beard; is frequently delirious and talks to himself.  He had on when he went away a linen tow frock and pantaloons.”

 

Source for the Elizabeth Rich Baker family and Abigail Baker McIndoe: Mary Eysenbach, a descendant of Elizabeth Rich Baker and Abigail Baker McIndoe

 

Isabel McKay, daughter of Elkenny McKay, first married Daniel Owen (record shows David) of New Preston, CT, on 25 Jan. 1756. (Washington, CT. Vital Records, Vol. II. Pg. 33)  Bazaleel Gurney, second husband of Isabel McKay, was born 28 Nov. 1737 in Hartford, CT, son of John and Sarah (Hubbard) Gurney.  He died 24 Aug. 1822 in Trenton, Onieda County, NY.  The date of the marriage of Isabel and Bazaleel is unknown. Isabel’s death date is unknown.  It had to be in or after 1810, as she is mentioned in a land transaction that year.  Isabel had two sons by Daniel Owen named Daniel and Phineas, one son by Bazaleel named Nathan, perhaps a daughter. Bazaleel Gurney received after the Wyoming Valley Massacre a compensation of 59 Pounds, 7 Shillings for his loss of goods.  His son, Daniel, received 24 Pounds.  Source:  “Susquehanna Settlers“, Westmoreland Bill of Loss, Vol. I, Pg. 147, Archives, Hartford, CT.

 

Children of Daniel Owen and Isabel:

 

1.      Daniel Owen, Jr., born ca 1756, died 1832 in Sangerfield, Onieda County, NY.  (Because there is controversy on his marriages, I choose not to make any suppositions)

 

2.      Phineas Owen, born 1760 in Litchfield, CT, died ca 1810 in Sangerfield, Onieda County, NY.  Phineas married Rachel Smith, daughter of Nathaniel Smith and Mehetable Goodwin, on 24 Mar. 1784 in Litchfield.  Rachel was born 16 Jun. 1764 in Litchfield. (Source: CT. Vital Records, Litchfield, 1719-1854, Vol. I, pg. 68, and info on Rachel from David Barss, Genealogist)

 

Known children of Phineas and Rachel:

 

1.      Easton Owen, born 5 Jul. 1785

2.      Phineas Smith Owen, born 20 Feb. 1787

3.      Tubal Cain Owen, born 4 Mar. 1791

4.      Isabel Owen, born ca 1794

5.      Lyman Owen, born ca 1796/97 in NY.

6.      Sherman Owen, born ca 1801

7.      Lemuel Jay Owen, born 17 Feb. 1904 in Sangerfield, NY.

8.      Francis D. Owen, born 4 Apr. 1806 in Lima, Onieda, NY.

 

Source: CT. Vital Records, Litchfield, 1719-1854, Vol. I, Pg. 68 for the first three, info from David Barss on the last five.

 

Known child of Bazaleel Gurney and Isabel McKay:

 

1.      Nathan Gurney, born 25 Sep. 1768 in CT.  Married Mary “Polly” Seymour, daughter of Hezekiah Seymour and Ruth Kellogg, on 12 Feb. 1789. (Information from Jean Gurney Rigler in her book, “The Gurney Family from Aaron to Zuinglius”)

 

Elizabeth McKay, daughter of Elkenny McKay, married Ethan, both of Judea, CT, on 5 Oct. 1763. (Washington, CT. Vital Records, Vol. II, Pg. 38). Ethan, born 7 Mar. 1742, was the son of Elisha and Elizabeth Stone.  Elizabeth Stone, mother of Ethan, is buried in the West Arlington, VT Cemetery.  Nothing further is known of this family.

 

Mary McKay, daughter of Elkenny McKay, married John Davidson on 2 Aug. 1764 . (Washington, CT. Vital Records, Vol. I, Pg. 4). According to Woodbury, CT. probate records, a John Davidson died in 1784 and a Mary Davidson in 1793.  Washington, CT. Vital Records list the following children for John and Mary:

 

1.      John Davidson, born 4 Jun. 1765, bp. 18 Aug. 1765...Vol. I, Pg. 4

2.      Lois Davidson, born 4 Mar. 1767, bp. 19 Apr. 1767...Vol. I, Pg. 4

3.      Andrew Davidson, born 7 Oct. 1769, bp. 21 Jan. 1770...Vol. II. Pg. 19

4.      Mary Davidson, born 7 Sep. 1771, bp. 1 Nov. 1771...Vol. II, Pg. 21

5.      Joseph Davidson, born 15 Apr. 1775, bp. 18 Jun. 1775...Vol. I (?), Pg. 4

6.      Richard Davidson, born 1 Nov. 1777, bp. 11 Feb. 1778...Vol. II, Pg. 24

 

Mahitabel McKay, daughter of Elkenny McKay,married Samuel Buck, son of Moses Buck and Eunice Miles, on 1 Jul. 1762.  (New Milford, CT. Vital Records).  She was his second wife. Samuel was born 26 Jun. 1731 in CT. He married (1) Phoebe Dayton on 12 May 1756 in New Milford, CT. Phoebe died 26 Nov. 1761 in New Milford. Samuel was a staunch Loyalist and was in the Loyal Rangers that fought for the King in the Revolutionary War.  The family all moved to Sorel, Quebec, Canada.  Mahitabel is listed as a Loyalist in the United Empire Loyalist’s Register. Samuel died in Sorel on 14 Mar. 1791, but Mahitabel’s death date and place of death is unknown. (Information from Jack Mitchell, descendant, and “Buck Surname Booklet” from the DAR Library, Washington, DC)

 

Possible children of Samuel and Phoebe:

 

1.      Eunice Buck….born 11 Nov. 1757 in New Milford

2.      Phoebe Buck….born 11 Dec. 1759 in New Milford

 

Source: “The Buck family”, by Cornelius B. Harvey, Esq., 1889

 

Possible children of Mahitabel and Samuel:

 

1.      Falley Buck, born 25 Oct. 1767 in New Milford (female)

2.      Daniel Daton Buck, born Aug. 1769 in New Milford

3.      Mary Buck, born ca 1771 in New Milford

4.      Stephen Walker Buck, born ca 1773 in Sorel, Canada

5.      Samuel Miles Buck, born ca 1776 in Ontario, Canada

6.      David Anson Buck, born ca 1777/1781 in Sorel, Canada

7.      Asenath Buck, born 28 Jan. 1780/1789 in Sorel, Canada (female).  Asenath married John Baldwin. (Known to a true child, ancestors of Jack Mitchell)

 

Source: Material from David Barss, Genealogist

 

 

No record of the marriage of Tamar McKay, last child of Elkenny McKay, to Peter Thorp was found. There is a possibility that Tamar and Peter Thorp had one son.  On 7 Aug. 1801, there was a deed made between Solomon Hurd  and Peter Thorp. Jr. and wife, Lucretia (Hurd) Thorp, in Washington, Litchfield County, CT.  This would have been before Tamar’s death on 28 Dec. 1803 and in the same vicinity they lived.  (Information from Terry Flynn). Peter Thorpe died 1 Jan. 1837.  He, Tamar, and Peter’s second wife, Polly, are buried in the Judea, CT. Cemetery.  This grave marker had Tamar’s age as 56, so she was born ca 1847. Peter served in the Revolutionary War.

 

See further Connecticut research for information on the sisters of Alexander McKay.

 

 

Pg. 4....According to the book, “Sacketts of America”, by Charles Weygant, Mary Sackett was the daughter of John Sackett, M.D.  Her mother, in other sources, is given as Elizabeth Masten (or Maston), bap. 13 Jun. 1707, Kingston,  daughter of Aart Masten and Pieternella Viele.  In the church records of the Oblong Church (now South Amenia Presbyterian Church), Dutchess County,  transcribed by Ruth Barlow, the following is found:  Married by Rev. Ebenezer Knibloe, First Pastor...2 Sep. 1760, Alexander Makay (spelled this way) and Mary Sackett.  Baptisms by Knibloe...30 Aug. 1761-Sylvester McKay, 10 Jul. 1763-Mary “Polly” McKay and 31 Mar. 1765-Lois McKay.

 

Note: Per Wadsworth family records, Mary Sackett was born 7 Apr. 1743 in Dover, Dutchess County,  and died Sep. 1824.  Some slightly different dates are given in this record for some of the children of Alexander McKay and Mary Sackett. They are as follows:  Sylvester born 2 Aug. 1761; Mary “Polly” born 7 May 1763; Lois born 20 Mar. 1765; Medad born 20 Mar. 1767; Elizabeth born 19 Feb. 1769; Lucy born 20 Nov. 1770; Sarah born 4 Aug. 1776; Simeon born 3 Aug. 1780; Alexander born 18 Jun. 1782, Charles born 8 Aug. 1784 and Benjamin born 3 Nov. 1787.  (Note: A printed sheet of the Wadsworth family records was found in a prospectus for the use of salesmen of the “Cottage Bible” published in  Hartford, CT. in 1834.  There were 3 pages, one with the John Wadsworth record, one with the Joseph Wadsworth record and one with the family of Alexander McKay and Mary Sackett.)

 

Alexander McKay is listed on the Tax Rolls of Dutchess County,  from Jun. 1762-Jun. 1766.  In Jun. 1765 Alexander purchased twenty-one acres of land in Yokumtown, Berkshire County, MA, and moved his family there by Oct. 1766.  Yokumtown was the original name of Lenox, MA.  (Note: According to Terry Flynn who lives in Stockbridge, MA, and is a descendant of Dr. James A. McKay, he believes, through using research and GPS, that Alexander’s home in Lenox was on what is part of Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.  The headquarters of the sanctuary is in a house built by Caleb Hyde, brother-in-law to Alexander, (Married Elizabeth Sackett, sister to Mary).  Alexander bought more land in 1766 and 1769.  On his original deed it gives his occupation as a Hat Maker.

 

From Congregational Church records in Lenox, MA, there are the following records:

Entries by Rev. Samuel Munson 5 Jan. 1771-20 Aug. 1792:

 

Mary McKay, wife of Alexander, admitted to church 30 Sep. 1771

Medad McKay, child of above, baptized 30 Sep. 1771

Elizabeth McKay, child of above, baptized 30 Sep. 1771

Lucy McKay, daughter of Mary, baptized 10 Nov. 1771 

 

While living in Lenox, Alexander McKay served in various capacities.  On 14 Mar. 1768 he was selected as a Sealer of Weights & Measures.  The same month he was selected as a Tithingman for the town.  He was chosen with Moses Wood to serve as Fence Viewers on 23 Mar. 1769.  They were to see that fences were maintained and that animals did not roam where they were not supposed to.  In 1776 Alexander and three others were wardens of the town.  Alexander’s supreme accomplishment while in Lenox was to sign a Document, along with 102 others, protesting British rule.  This was in Apr. 1774.  The original document is kept in a secure place at the Library in Lenox, MA.

 

The date given here for the Wyoming Valley massacre is in error.  The battle took place on 3 July 1778 per a brochure on the Wyoming Valley Monument Commemoration.  On page 147 of “Westmoreland Bill of Loss”…“A bill of loss sustained by the inhabitants of the town of Westmoreland from the 3rd day of July 1778 to May 1780 taken and carefully examined by the Selectmen of said town pursuant to a resolve of the Assembly of the State of Connecticut. Taken at Hartford the second Thursday of May 1780 and is as follows:

 

Bezeleel Gurney….59 LBS., 7 Shillings

Daniel Owen….24 LBS.

Alexander McKay….277 LBS., 4 Shillings

 

The foregoing bill was carefully examined in each single account and estimated in lawful; money equal to 1774.  Certified by us…John Hurlbut, Nathan Dennison, Jabez Sill, John Franklin, James Nesbitt (Selectmen). Westmoreland Oct. 2, 1781.  In the lower house ordered that this report be lodged on file in the Secretary’s office.   Test. Jed Strong, Clerk

 

In Vol. XI: 1801-1808, Pg.27, of the “Susquehannah Company Papers” published by the Wyoming County and Genealogical Society, Wilkes-Barre, PA, it gives the list of settlers who, on 12 June 1801, relinquished their claim on land in PA. Among them is Alexander McKay who had 60 acres of land on Lachawany (sic) Creek. We do not have the exact date when Alexander and family went to Pennsylvania.

 

I will now take each child of Alexander McKay and Mary Sackett, adding information on each that I have found or making any corrections to errors I have found in the book.

 

 

THE SYLVESTER MCKAY FAMILY

 

Pg. 11-21

 

Sylvester McKay, first child of Alexander McKay and Mary Sackett, born 2 Aug. 1759, baptized 30 Aug. 1761, both in Amenia, Dutchess County, NY. Sylvester died in Union, Chenango County, NY. in 1804 per Wadsworth records. His burial place is unknown. Sylvester married Elizabeth Bostwick in New Preston, CT. on 13 Sep. 1782. On the 1800 census, Sylvester is in Union, Tioga County, NY. This is confusing on the counties.

 

Note: The town of Union is in Tioga County, N.Y, and that is where Sylvester’s Intestate information was found. Elizabeth McKay and a Daniel LeRoy, ESQ., were given the administration to sell or dispose all goods and chattels of Sylvester McKay on 10 May 1804.  (Intestate info from Mary Lou Petrie) Elizabeth’s death date is unknown.

 

Taken from, “Susquehanna Settlers, Vol. I, 1755-1795, pg.85...Sylvester McKay is listed as a Luzerne County, PA settler in the injustices against settlers.  There was to be a trial 13 Sep. 1796 between PA And CT over the injustices.  (From the CT. Archives, Hartford, CT.  Sorry we failed to get the results of this trial). Some facts about the children of Sylvester McKay and Elizabeth Bostwick:

 

1.      Silas McKay, first child of Sylvester McKay and Elizabeth Bostwick, born 7 Jul. 1783, died 30 Jul. 1843 in Mansfield, NY. Silas married Sally Galawa on 7 Jul. 1808. On 26 Aug. 1843, after the death of Silas, the three youngest sons, Thomas H. McKay, Daniel Burnett McKay and Napoleon Bonapart McKay were assigned to the guardianship of Israel Day, Esq.  (Source: “Book I of Guardianships”, pg. 17 and 20, Little Valley, Cattaraugus County,  Surrogate Office).  Sally was still alive in 1875, living in the household of her son, Daniel B. McKay, in Nemaha County, KS when the state census was made.  She was 88 years old, born N.J. Silas McKay and Sally Galawa had ten sons:

 

1.      Liverius McKay, first child of Silas McKay and Sally Galawa, born 7 Jun. 1809, died 8 Jun. 1888.  According to “History of Cattaraugus County, NY.”, 1896, Liverius was born in Smithfield, Madison County, NY. Per this same source, Liverius married his first wife, Hulda/Huldah Ball, on 24 Apr. 1832 and that she died 4 Jan. 1838.  They had one child not mentioned in James A. McKay’s book.  Her name was Almira McKay, born in Aug. 1833.  She died 30 Jun. 1844 in Mansfield, Cattaraugus County, NY. 

 

(Source: Death notice from “Cattaraugus Republican”, 7 Jul. 1844).  Susan Johnson/Johnston, who Liverius married 22 Jun. 1838, was the mother of the rest of his children.  Susan, born 27 Dec. 1815, was the daughter of John and Olive Johnston. Some facts about their children:

 

Pg. 12.

 

1.      Oscar L. McKay, first child of Liverius McKay and Susan Johnson, born 1 May 1839, married Martha Adeline Burroughs, daughter of Hiram Burroughs.  Oscar died in 1918 per a website. He had enlisted 16 Sep. 1861 for the Civil War and was in the 64th New York Infantry. He applied for a pension 30 Nov. 1881. According to ”Historical Gazetteer and Biographical memorial of Cattaraugus County, NY”, by William Adams, 1893, in the History of the Town of Humphrey, Chapter 32, pg.740: Oscar L. McKay enlisted in 1861 and joined the army under General McClellan; he was in the battle of Fair Oaks, was taken sick and discharged in 1863.  Also, according to this article, Oscar served three terms on the Board of Excise in Humphrey. He was called Levi, also.

 

Children of Oscar L. McKay and Adeline Burroughs:

 

1.      Lucy J. McKay, first child of Oscar L. McKay and Adeline Burroughs, born 17 Apr. 1866,  married ? Chase.   There is one family Tree on Ancestry entered by a William and Mary Burroughs that gives Lucy’s husband’s name as Manley Chase. I could not find any record of a Manley Chase. No census found for 1900, which would have helped with the name of Lucy’s husband. Lucy was born in Wisconsin per census records. She is found on the 1910 census as Lucy M. Chase, widow, age 44; living in Bentley, Gladwin County, Michigan.  Children listed are: Ralph G. Chase, age 19; Agnes R. Chase, age 11 and Marian G. or J. Chase, age 3.  This means that Lucy’s husband died between 1907 and 1910. She is found on the 1920 census as Lucy Chase, age 53, widow, in Ellicottville, with a daughter, Marian, age 13, born NY. Ethel M. Chase, daughter, was born in 1886, not 1866 as James A. McKay’s book states.  She married Guy T. Burroughs (Ancestry has it sometimes as Gun J.). In 1930 they are in Los Angeles, CA.  Ethel M. is 43 years old.  No children listed.  In the household is Lucy M. Chase, age 63; mother, born WI. The J. for Lucy’s middle initial must be an error in James A. McKay’s book. Ethel M. Burroughs died 26 Jan. 1962 in Los Angeles, CA.  No record found for Lucy’s death. Guy Thomas Burroughs, born 9 Feb. 1892 in died 12 Aug. 1951 in Los Angeles.  Mother’s surname was Thomas. Per his WWI registration his middle name was Thomas.  No records found so far on the other children of Lucy.  Per the 1892 New York Census, Guy was from Chautauqua County,  and parents were Truman and Edith Burroughs.

 

2.      Grant D. McKay, second child of Oscar L. McKay and Adeline Burroughs, born 28 Apr. 1870, married Ida B. ?.  In 1910 they are found in Lima, Allen County, OH. in the household of  Elijah Edmund. Elijah and Ida were born in OH. Grant works in a shoe store.  In 1920 they are in Key West, Monroe County, FL.  Grant D. is a machinist in the Navy Yard.  Evidently there were no children.

 

3.      Glenn E. McKay, third child of Oscar L. McKay and Adeline Burroughs, born 15 Aug. 1878, married Catherine E. ?, born NY. They had one daughter, Florence, born ca 1907 in NY.  In 1910 they are in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, KY.  Grant is a Professor at a high school.  In 1930 they are in Sanford, Seminole County, FL.  It has the name as Grant M., and he is a Principal at a public school.  Florence, age 23, single, is a teacher at a public school.

 

4.      Burnett E. McKay, fourth child of Oscar L. McKay and Adeline Burroughs, was born 19 Jun. 1880, NY.  Believe he is the Burnett McKay on the 1910 census, age 29, Great Valley Township, Cattaraugus County,  with wife, Grace and children: Maurice, age 2, and Hazel, age 1.  Burnett’s occupation-Railroad Clerk. In 1920 they are living in Ravena, Albany County, and have added Madeline, age 6 and Paul, age 3 yrs., 3 months.

 

2.      Olive M. McKay, second child of Liverius McKay and Susan Johnson, born 5 Aug. 1840, married William Seward Harvey.  In 1870 they were living in Mansfield, Cattaraugus County, NY.  Their children were:

 

1.      Hanford Harvey, first child of Olive McKay and William Harvey, born ca 1861, NY. Hanford married Harriett Elizabeth Merrill. They had one known daughter, Beulah L. Harvey, born ca 1911, NY.

2.      Edith Harvey, second child of Olive McKay and William Harvey was born Aug. 1863, NY.  Edith married Walter Bridenbaker. They lived in Napoli and Mansfield, Cattaraugus County, NY. Their children were:

 

1.      Olive Bridenbaker, born Oct. 1882, NY.

2.      May Bridenbaker, born Apr. 1885, NY.

3.      Myrtle Bridenbaker, born Jan. 1888, NY.

4.      Ray H. Bridenbaker, born Jan. 1896, NY.

 

Olive had evidently died by1872/73, as William is on the census 1880 with wife, Ellen S., and a daughter, Gusta (Augusta), age 6, born NY.  She was born Jul. 1873. She was Olive’s child as she is mention in the will of George C. McKay, Mansfield, Cattaraugus County NY. George was Olive’s uncle.

 

3.      Augusta Harvey, third child of William Harvey and Olive McKay, born Jul. 1873,  married Bert Foster. They lived in Cattaraugus County, NY.  Their known children were:

 

1.      Harvey Foster, born Nov. 1895, NY.

2.      Emma A. Foster, born Feb. 1898, NY.

3.      Ada B. Foster, born Oct. 1899, NY.

4.      Alice E. Foster, born ca 1902, NY

5.      Allen Foster, born ca 1914, NY

 

On the 1920 census, Ada B. Foster and Alice E. Foster were living in Little Valley, Cattaraugus County,  as boarders in the household of Gilford?.  I could not locate the rest of the family in 1920.  A Harvey Foster, born 18 Nov. 1895,  died Sep. 1982 in Sarasota, FL.  His social security number was issued in  before 1951.

 

3.      Martha McKay, third child of Liverius McKay and Susan Johnson, born 7 Jan. 1842,  married Lysander Harman (also seen as Harmon).  I believe he is the L.E. Harman, age 35, born  in Hanover, Chautauqua County,  in the 1870 census, with wife, Martha (Ancestry has Mertha), age 28, born NY. Martha died 28 Jun. 1874. Their children were:

 

1.      Minnie Harman, born ca 1862, NY.

2.      John Harman, born ca 1864, NY.

3.      Rolla Harman (male), born ca 1867, NY.

4.      Hattie Harman, born ca 1869, NY.

 

4.      Hanford Silas McKay, fourth child of Liverius McKay and Susan Johnson, born 29 Sep. 1843, died 14 Jun. 1853.

 

5.      Eugene Aram McKay, fifth child of Liverius McKay and Susan Johnson, born 28 Jul. 1845,  died 8 Jan. 1874.  On the 1870 census Eugene is still living with his parents in Mansfield.

 

6.      Louisa Cordelia McKay, sixth child of Liverius McKay and Susan Johnson, born 25 Apr. 1848,  married LeRoy Fargo.  They lived in Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, NY.  No known children. The 1900 census gives her birth year as 1851.

 

Children of Silas McKay, son of Sylvester, continued:

 

2.      Cyrus G. McKay, second child of Silas McKay and Sally Galawa, born 28 Feb. 1811, died 3 May 1893. He was also known as Silas G. Cyrus married Mary T. Butterfield, born 1814 in VT.  According to the 1880 census, he was an Insurance Agent. The following records on their children were found:

 

1.      Eleazar H. McKay, born 1 Mar. 1837. No other records found.

 

2.      Sarah Louisa McKay, born 6 Feb. 1841,  married Charles Wesley Hooker. In 1880 they were living in Port Alleghe McKean County, PA.  She appears on the same census 9 days later in her brother‘s, (Charles McKay), household in Hobart, Lake County, IN. In 1900 she and husband, Charles, are still in Port Allegheny. This census gives her birth as Feb. 1842. In 1920 she appears as a widow in Port Alleghe PA.  No known children.

 

3.     Charles Wesley McKay, born 25 Jul. 1847,  married (1) Clara Owen, (2) Elizabeth ?. Charles was in the 154th N.Y. Infantry during the Civil War.  Evidently he was awarded the Medal of Honor.  He put in for a pension 25 Nov. 1901 from the state of MN. as an invalid.  On the 1870 census Charles is a Telegraph Operator in Cattaraugus, NY.  By 1880 the family had located to Hobart, Lake County, IN.  In 1900 they were in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, MN.  In 1910, Charles and youngest daughter, Mildred J., were in Staples, Todd County, MN. 

 

Charles and Clara had the following children:

 

1.       Grace McKay, born ca 1870, NY

2.       Blanche M. McKay, born Jul. 1878, IN.

3.       Georgia R. McKay, born Sep. 1881, IN.

 

Charles and second wife, Elizabeth, had the following child:

 

4.       Mildred J. McKay, born May 1892, MN.

 

The Gregory McKay, born Sep. 1881, is obviously an error in the book and should be Georgia McKay.

 

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3.      Sylvester McKay, third child of Silas McKay and Sally Galawa, born 28 Jul. 1813,  died 11 Jan. 1888 (not June as in the book). Sylvester married Mary Ann Johnson. They lived in Mansfield, Cattaraugus County, NY.  Mary, wife of Sylvester, was born in 1821 and died in 1900. Daughter Lois Adelia died in 1885 and daughter Alace Melintha in 1893.

 

In Box 206, Little Valley, Cattaraugus County,  papers related to the estate of Sylvester have that he died on 11 Jan. 1888.   He did not make a will, and his son, Richard J. McKay, was named Administrator of his estate.  By 20 Aug 1891, when Richard died, Sylvester’s estate still had not been settled.  Some payments had been made to Alice M. McKay, daughter of Sylvester, for household expenses.  Other heirs were Mary Ann, wife; Alice M., daughter, and Lavina R. Bunce, daughter.  John J. McKay, son of Richard, took over the Administration of Sylvester’s estate after his father died, but he dragged things out for several years.  Alice M. died before 26 Jun. 1893.  She and her mother had hired a lawyer to expedite matters, but it still dragged on.  Lavina, who lived in Troy Center, Crawford County, PA, hired a lawyer, also.  John J. McKay claimed he had paid out all the money.  Threats did not seem to phase him.  Unfortunately, we never did find an actual settlement of the estate.

 

1.      Richard Jerome McKay, first child of Sylvester McKay and Mary Ann Johnson was born 23 Apr. 1842, NY.  Richard married Amelia Durkee, born ca 1849 in VT, daughter of Lucius and Lucy Durkee. Richard died 20 Aug. 1891 in Cattaraugus County, NY. The following facts about Richard are taken from “Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus County, NY”, by William Adams, 1893, in the section, “History of the Town of Salamanca”, Chapter 46, page’s 1097-1098:

 

Richard J. McKay, in Aug. 1863, enlisted in the 13th N.Y.H.A., but was rejected by the examining surgeon.  He began business as a butcher and dealer in meat in West Salamanca, 1863.  With and without partners he dealt extensively until 1864 in horses, cattle and sheep, which he shipped to eastern markets and later to the Pennsylvania oil regions, and produced oil near Titusville, where he had a packing and wholesale pork and beef market in 1871.  In 1874 he began buying dead and crippled stock in the West Salamanca stockyards and soon made this a profitable business.  In 1876 he was made cashier of the stockyards and a year later became general manager.  In 1882 he leased the yards and in 1883 Hon. John R. McPherson associated in business with him, and the yards were enlarged and the business reached huge proportions.  Mr. McKay was elected the first president of the village of West Salamanca in 1884 and became a director of the First National Bank of Salamanca in April 1880, resigning the position in July 1889.  He was elected president of the Salamanca National Bank April 1889, and held the position at the time of his death.  When Mr. McKay became president of the bank the management of the stockyards was given to his son, John J. McKay, who has since conducted the business.  Mr. McKay died 20 Aug. 1891.

 

1.      John Jay McKay, son of Richard Jerome McKay and Amelia Durkee, born 17 May 1866,  married Lulu Annette Wyman, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Wyman and Nancy Briggs from Crawford County, PA.  In the 1920 census, John Jay and Lulu are living in Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, NY.  They had the following known children:

 

1. Francis D. McKay, born ca 1899, NY.

2. John Jay McKay, JR., born ca 1907, NY. Married Marion S. ?

 

2.      Lavina R. McKay (the name may be Louvinia), second child of Sylvester McKay and Mary Ann Johnson, born 9 Sep. 1843,  married Sanford C. Bunce.  In the 1880 census they are living in Troy, Crawford County, PA.  Mellie A., in the book, is Millie A. on the census.

 

1.      Willie A. Bunce, first child of Lavina McKay and Sanford Bunce, born 17 Apr. 1870, married Anna ? (or Annie).  By 1920 they had the following children:

 

1.      Willard Bunce, born ca 1910

2.      Thelma Bunce, born ca 1912

3.      Donald Bunce, born ca 1914

4.      Theodore Bunce, born ca 1916

5.      Mellie Bunce, born ca 1918

 

2.      Glenn J. Bunce, second child of Lavina Mckay and Sanford Bunce, born 31 Mar. 1877, married Anna M. ?.  They had one known daughter, Ethel B. Bunce, born May 1900 in PA, who married Ward E. Proper.  Ethel and Ward Proper had the following known children:

 

1.      Alton G. Proper, born ca 1922 in PA.

2.      Hazel M. Proper, born ca 1924 in PA.

 

4.             John J. McKay, fourth child of Silas McKay and Sally Galawa, born 2 Sep. 1816,  died 28 Jul. 1901 in Holloway, Swift County, MN. John first married Maria Folts/Foltz. In 1850 they are in Ashford, Cattaraugus County, NY.  Maria, born 17 Jan. 1819 in German Flats, Herkimer County,  daughter of Johan Jost Folts (also seen as Joseph) and Elizabeth Clapsaddle, died 13 Mar. 1860 in Sparta, Monroe County, WI. She is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Sparta. John married (2) Ruth Elizabeth Gossick, a widow (maiden name unknown).  There is a record of a marriage for John J. McKay on 20 May 1861 in Racine, WI, but it does not give the ladies name. Ruth was living in Racine.  John J. McKay and Ruth had one known child, Lillie B. McKay, born ca 1863 in MN.  John moved his family to Wisconsin; Seneca, Nemaha County, KS, and Minnesota. John was in the household of his daughter, Emily Maria Farnham, in Moyer, Swift County, WI 1900. John was divorced from Ruth, but the last census lists him as widowed.

 

Note: Information on Maria Folts from Ancestry and her death from Jean McLean whose husband is a descendant of this family.

 

Per, “History of Cattaraugus County, New York”, 1879, by L.H. Everts, John J. McKay, son of Silas McKay, was the present Judge of Swift County, MN. at that time.  He had, also, been a member of the legislature of the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota, besides holding other important jobs in those states.

 

1.      Helen J. McKay, first child of John J. McKay and Maria Folts, born 6 Aug. 1841,  married John V. Little per James A. McKay’s book.  On census records he is John W. Little.  Helen was also called Jennie.  In 1860 Helen was a teacher in the common school. In 1880 Helen and John were living in Farmington, Olmstead County, MN.  They later moved to Garfield, Roberts County, SD.  Their children were:

 

1.      Alice L. Little, born 1 Jan. 1867, MN.

2.      Susan M. Little, born 18 May 1870, MN.

3.      John W. Little, born 19 Mar. 1876, MN.

4.      Myrtle M. Little, born 12 Sep. 1879, MN.

 

2.      Arthur F. McKay, second child of John J. McKay and Maria Folts, born 10 Jan. 1843,  married Eliza Allen. His death date is unknown. Arthur enlisted 15 Aug. 1862 from Sunrise, Chisago County, MN. for the Civil War. He was a Pvt. in C Tenth Regiment, discharged 5 Jun. 1865. His family was living in Appleton, Swift County, MN, in 1880. They had the following children:

 

1.      Mabel McKay, born ca 1872, MN.

2.      Winnifred McKay, born 1 Jun. 1874, MN, died 27 Jan. 1950 in Inglewood, CA, married Thomas H. Bogart in Jun. 1896.  Thomas died in Feb. 1947. (See below on Winifred).

3.      Arthur A. McKay, born ca 1876, MN

4.      Edmund McKay, born 1880, MN.

 

The following is from, “History of the Minnesota Valley”, 1882.…“A.F. McKay, born in 1844 in Cattaraugus County, New York, lived from twelve years till 1861 in Wisconsin, then settled in Rochester, Minnesota.  Enlisted in 1862; served three years and was mustered out as Lieutenant, after which he did carpenter work till made chief of police at Brainerd in 1872; was sheriff at Crow Wing county two years and for a time was in Montana in the employ of the government; in 1877 he came to Appleton where he was in the machinery business till elected sheriff of this county in 1881.  Married in 1866 Lizzie Allen.”

 

According to the obituary of Winnifred McKay Bogart, she had a daughter, Helen Pufahl, living in Inglewood, CA, 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  On Ancestry, it shows that Lois Winifred McKay, daughter of Winnifred McKay Bogart, married Frank H. Pufahl.  They were living in Kalispell, Flathead County, MT in 1930.  They had 1 son, Thomas F. Pufahl, born in 1929 in MT.  Lois, born 19 Feb. 1900 in MT, died 4 Aug.1980 in Los Angeles, CA.  Frank Herman Pufahl,    born 12 Feb. 1899, died 29 Jun. 1953 in Los Angeles, CA.  Both from CA. Death Index 1940-1997.  I don’t know why Lois is given as Helen in her mother’s obituary. 

 

Records for Winnifred A. McKay Bogart’s family…The 1900 census shows Thomas H. Bogart, age 36, born Canada and his parents, merchant in boots and shoes.  They are living in Kalispell, Flathead County, MT.  Winnifred, age 25, born Jun. 1874 in MN, parents born NY.  Lois Bogart, daughter, 3 months old, born Feb. 1900 in MT.  The family lived in Kalispell through the 1930 census.  Lois’ name is given as Lois W. Bogart on the 1910 census.  Her middle name was Winifred.  Thomas occupation all the years was a salesman of shoes.  On the 1920 census, Elizabeth McKay, age 75, born  is in the household.  She was Winnifred’s mother.

 

3.      Emily Maria McKay, third child of John J. McKay and Maria Folts, born 29 Feb. 1844, married James Emmet Farnham on 27 Feb. 1866 at Pine Island, MN. James, born 24 Sep. 1842 in Walsingham, Ontario, Canada, died 28 Sep. 1941 in Canby, MN.  Emily died 1 Aug. 1919 in Glenwood, Pope County, MN.  Their children were:

 

1.      Lizzie Farnham, born 26 Jan. 1867, Oronoco, Olmsted County, MN.

2.      James M. Farnham, born 2 Sep. 1869, Oronoco, Olmsted County, MN, died 1937, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.  Married Floy L. Haines of Appleton, MN.

3.      Bernard Jay Farnham, born 26 Oct. 1871, MN, married Edith Thomas(?).

4.      Emma May Farnham, born 7 Jan. 1876, Holloway, Swift County, MN.  Died 24   Jan. 1959 in San Leandro, CA.  Married (1) Carl Olovis Steen 1 Nov. 1899, (2?).

5.      Silas G. Farnham, born 14 Aug. 1880, Holloway, Swift County, MN.

6.      Ada Farnham, born Dec. 1882, MN. (The 1900 census has Feb. 1882).

7.      Florence Farnham, born 18 Dec. 1889, Holloway, Swift County, MN.  Married Gerhard Oseander Olen 16 Sep. 1915 in Boise, ID.

 

Facts on the Farnham family are from Census records and Ancestry files.  Bernard J. Farnham’s wife is in question. One source had Edith Thomas; another had Elizabeth Pauline Sears. He could have had two wives.  I could not locate this family on a census to verify. 

 

4.       Caroline McKay, fourth child of John J. McKay and Maria Folts born 20 Dec. 1846, NY.  According to her Uncle George C. McKay’s will, she married a Wilson and was living in Watertown, SD. The only Wilson I could find that fit for her age and birthplace was a Carrie Wilson first in Minnesota, then in Watertown, SD. Her husband’s name was Isaac Wilson, born in NY. If this is Caroline, and I believe it is, they had the following children:

 

1.      Arthur W. Wilson, born ca 1865, MN.

2.      Winona Wilson, Born ca 1867, MN.

3.      Nora (or Norah) Wilson, born ca 1869, MN.

4.      Nellie Wilson, born ca 1872, MN.

5.      Jennie M. Wilson, born ca 1875, MN.

6.      Suella Wilson, born ca 1879, MN.

 

By 1910, this family was in Watertown, SD. The 1910 census shows that Caroline and Isaac had 7 children, 3 living at the time. By 1920 Carrie is a widow living with her daughter, Winona Walker, who is a widow, also.  Winona married a John L. Hauson 21 Dec. 1920 in Watertown. 

 

5.       Marcia McKay, fifth child of John J. McKay and Maria Folts, born Apr. 1849,  married Charles Peck.  Marcia was a teacher in 1870 when the census was made. She was called Marcy. On the 1880 census, they were living in Brown County, MN.  They had the following children:

 

1.      Charles M. Peck, born Nov. 1878, MN.

2.      Guy M. Peck, born 1880, MN.

 

Marcia was evidently deceased by 1900 as Charles has a new wife.    

 

6.       Clark McKay, sixth child of John J. McKay and Maria Folts, born Aug. 1851,  married Lily Augusta Romer per Ancestry.  The family lived in South Dakota, then moved to Okanogan County, WA, then British Columbia.  Clark gave his occupation as Miner of Ores on the 1900 census and a Lineman on the 1910 census. Clark died 1929 (another family tree has 1926) in Canada.  Their children were:

 

1.      John Edward McKay, born Sep. 1879, MN, died 28 Nov. 1919 in Kamloops, British Columbia (From British Columbia Death Index 1872-1979)

2.      Irma Margaratha McKay, born 6 Jun. 1882, SD, died 1964 (place

3.      Katie McKay, born 20 Aug. 1884, SD, died 1885, both in Grant County, SD.

4.      Richard Cornelius McKay, born 29 Nov. 1885 in Millbank, Grant County, SD, died 19 Jun. 1957 in Oliver, British Columbia. Richard married Carrie Lillian Phelps, born 1883, died 1977. They had the following children, dates not known: Elton McKay; Roy McKay; Glan McKay; Sylvia McKay; Norman McKay; Walter Carlyle McKay, born 1911, died 1942; Leta Isabelle McKay, born1916, died 2004.

5.      Grace McKay, born Oct. 1888 in MT, died ?.  She was living when the 1900 census was made.

6.      Rose Winnifred McKay, born Feb. 1896 in Tekoa, WA, died 27 Jan. 1987 in Lane, OR.

7.      Lillian McKay, born Nov. 1898, WA, died 8 Feb. 1919 in Vancouver, British Columbia (From British Columbia Death Index 1872-1979).

 

Note:  Information on the children of Clark and Lily McKay came from census records and Barbara Farnsworth, descendant of Clark’s son, Richard Cornelius McKay. Katie and Irma’s births were recorded in South Dakota Births 1856-1903.

 

7.      Cassino/Cassius McKay (called Cash), seventh child of John J. McKay and Maria Folts, born 3 Sep. 1853, MN.  His death date is unknown. He appears on the 1865 MN state census, Wabasha County, as Cassius M. McKay; on the 1875 MN. state census, Olmstead County, as Cassius McKay and on the1880 Federal census, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN, as Cassius M. McKay, age 24, born MN.  His wife’s name there is Melvina, age 26, born IL, with daughter, Mana, age 1, born KS.  Other proofs support that his wife’s name was Amanda and they had a daughter, Maud, born MN. An old picture of Amanda has Amanda Mann on the back, so this was probably her maiden name. There was a son born to Cassius named James Raymond McKay, born Feb. 1881, KS.  When he was 5 years old he was fostered out to a Charles and Mary Mills in MN.  James legally changed his name to Mills when he married. Efforts to trace what happened to Cassius and Melvina/Amanda have been in vain (Data from Jean McLean whose husband is a descendant of James R. Mills).

 

1.      Maud McKay, daughter of Cassius McKay, born ca 1879, KS, married (1)__? DeRoy (2) Thorval/Thorvald Skang, born Norway.  By ? DeRoy she had the following children: Walter, born ca 1895, S.D., Ina (may be Inez), born ca 1896, S.D., and Sadie M, born ca 1898, S.D.  By Thorval, she had: Edna V. Skang, born ca 1912, MN.  The family was living in Clarkfield, Yellow Medicine County, MN, in 1910 and 1920. I believe that Thorval adopted Maud’s children as on the 1910 census DeRoy is penned in but crossed off. A Walter Skang is on the 1920 census in Fillmore County, MN, age 23, born MN.?, father born Norway, mother born MN.  He is a barber and owns his own shop.  The age is off to the 1910 census, but this could be Maud’s son.  Thorval Skang was a barber also. Thorval died 23 Dec. 1948.  Maud’s death date is unknown, but she was alive in Apr. 1958, as a photograph was taken of her at that time.

 

2.      James R. (McKay) Mills, son of Cassius, born Feb. 1881, KS, married Bessie A.?.  Their known children were: Gordon E. Mills, born ca 1908, MN; James R. Mills, Jr., born 1910, MN.; Faith M. Mills, born ca 1914, MT, and Ruth E. Mills, born ca 1916, MT.  The family lived first in Minnesota and then in Montana.  From Montana Death Index, 1907-2002, James R. Mills, born ca 1881, died 5 Jul. 1957 in Sanders County, MT.  Bessie A. Mills, born ca 1887 died 6 Apr. 1855 in Sanders County, MT.  James R. Mills was a commercial traveler selling hardware.

 

8.      Silas McKay, eighth child of John J. McKay and Maria Folts, born 19 Jun. 1855, died 5 Feb. 1858, both in Sparta, WI. He is not listed in the book.  Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, by his mother. (Information from Jean McLean who husband is a descendant of Cassius McKay.)

 

9.      Leroy S. McKay, ninth child of John J. McKay and Maria Folts, born Jan. 1857, MN.  He was in Nemaha County, Kansas, when his father was there in 1870.  He is in Swift County, MN. in the 1880 census, unmarried.  Leroy married Nellie Elaine Herbert, born 1868, in Waupon, WI. Leroy died 27 Oct. 1935, in Duluth, St. Louis County, MN, per Ancestry.  He had been a Laborer in a box factory. A Nellie McKay died 20 Dec. 1930 in St. Louis County, MN. They had the following children per Ancestry:

 

1.      Essie McKay (1900 census has Erca), first child of Leroy S. McKay and Nellie Herbert, born Jan. 1887 in MN, died 1983, married Charles Bartz, born Canada.  Known children are: Stuart W. Bartz, born ca 1906, MN; Thomas J. Bartz, born ca 1908, MN, and Phyllis V. Bartz, born 1909, MN, John Bartz; Bernice Bartz and Alaric Bartz (Latter three names from Ancestry, the rest from census records.)

 

2.      Georgia McKay, second child of Leroy S. McKay and Nellie Herbert, born Nov. 1889, N.D., died 1952, married Sherman Wiseman.  Children per Ancestry were: Marion Wiseman; Douglas Wiseman; Raymond Wiseman; Kenneth Wiseman; Max Wiseman; Elsie Wiseman; Herbert Wiseman; Robert Wiseman and Richard Wiseman.

 

3.      Herbert J. McKay, third child of Leroy S. McKay and Nellie Herbert, born Jun. 1891, N.D., married Mary Fields.

 

4.      Claude McKay, fourth child of Leroy S. McKay and Nellie Herbert, born 21 Aug. 1893, S.D., died 18 Dec. 1961 in Amador, CA, married Agnes Karlin.  They had the following known children: Gladys W. McKay, born ca 1916, MN.; Clyde McKay, born ca 1918, MN.;  Lois McKay, born ca 1919, MN.; Annette McKay; June McKay; Robert McKay and another (name unknown).  (The last four names from Ancestry.)

 

5.      Lorette/Loretta McKay, fifth child of Leroy S. McKay and Nellie Herbert, born Jun. 1895, MN, died 1985, married Otto Schultz.  Ancestry has Spencer Schultz, born 1911 and Virginia Schultz as children for Loretta.

 

6.      Arnold R. McKay, sixth child of Leroy S. McKay and Nellie Herbert, born 3 Dec. 1903 in Duluth, MN, died 27 Dec. 1998 in Duluth, MN. (Social Security death records).  Arnold married Velda Evans on 27 Feb. 1926.  They had the following children: Geraldine Elaine McKay, born 9 Oct. 1926 in Gary, IN; Earl Arnold McKay, born 6 Nov. 1927 and another (name unknown)

 

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6.      George Clinton McKay, sixth child  of Silas McKay and Sally Galawa, born 19 Mar. 1820,  died 1900, will probated, 2 Apr. 1900, in Mansfield, Cattaraugus County, N.Y.  Since all of his children were deceased he left the bulk of his assets to his wife and the rest was divided among nieces and nephews and other family members. His will aided greatly in the married names of his nieces and the location of nephews and nieces.

 

7.      Hiram Van Rancelaer McKay, seventh child of Silas McKay and Sally Galawa, born 5 Mar. 1822, died 1903. Hiram married (1) Tryphena Fuller, (2)  Joanna (Chamberlain) Arnold.  Tryphena, the mother of Hiram’s children, is named as Lucia T. McKay on the 1850 census, Mansfield, Cattaraugus County, NY. Hiram’s will was made 8 May 1886 and proved 28 Sept.1903 in Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, N.Y.  After $1,000 being paid to his son, Stanley A. McKay, and $200 being paid to the “Seventh Day Adventist Publishing Association” at Battle Creek, Michigan, he left the rest of his estate to son, Stanley, and daughter, Flora Dye, share and share alike. Hiram stipulated, in his will, that if daughter, Flora L. Dye, preceded him in death, her portion was to go to any child of hers.  She died in 1893, so she did precede her father in death. Joanna C. McKay, his wife, age 78, told that she and Hiram had signed a prenuptial agreement that she was to receive no part of his estate. 

 

1.      Stanley Albertus McKay, first child of Hiram V.R. McKay and Tryphena Fuller, born 11 Sep. 1850, NY. He was a Theology student in 1880 in Rochester, NY.  He served as a Minister in Bloomington, McLean County, IL, and in Ridgeway, Orleans County,  also in MN.  In 1910 he had a fruit farm as occupation. Stanley’s wife was Helen Sophia Crandall, not Ellen as the book states. She had died by 1910, as Stanley had remarried to Nellie R. ?  No known children.

 

2.      Flora L. McKay, second child of Hiram V.R. McKay and Tryphena Fuller, born 24 Apr. 1852,  died 23 May 1893. Flora married George E. Dye.   They had one child, Walter H. Dye, born ca 1872.

 

8.      Daniel Burnett McKay, eighth son of Silas McKay and Sally Galawa, born 22 Feb. 1824,  died 2 Nov. 1890 in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri  per a website.  He spent time in Illinois before moving to Seneca, Nemaha County, KS.  The 1870 census lists Daniel as a Druggist in Seneca.  The following is from William G. Cutler’s “History of the State of Kansas“, 1883, Nemaha County, Part 9:

 

D.B. McKay, M.D., proprietor of the “Post-office drug store.”  Dr. McKay was born in Attica, Wyoming County, N.Y., February 27, 1824.  His father, Silas McKay, was a Blacksmith, a native of Connecticut, and of Scottish descent. He married Sallie Galloway, a native of Newark, N.J., and a daughter of a Scotchman.

 

D.B. McKay received a common school education, and began the study of medicine with Dr. L. Goldsborough, of Waverly, N.Y.  He graduated from the medical college in Buffalo, in 1853, and began practice in Greenbush, IL.  He removed to Wisconsin and practiced three and a half years.  The doctor then spent a year in Iowa, and he was in active practice for six years.  He began the drug business in 1864.  He was appointed postmaster of Seneca in 1865, and held the office ten years.  In 1870 he formed a partnership with Edward Butt, and began business in his present store, well known throughout the county as the “Post-office Drug Store.”  The partnership was dissolved on the election of Butt as County Treasurer.

 

The doctor was married in Greenbush, IL, July 21, 1853, to Rebecca A. Chambers, of Mason County, KY.  They have one living child-Ellen, now Mrs. Frank Greenwood, the manager of the drug store.  The doctor was prominent in founding the Universalist Church of Seneca; is a Republican of the Free-soil antecedents. He is now enjoying the comforts of an elegant home erected in 1881; this home overshadowing the humbler one in which they spent twenty-three years of active life in Kansas. (My note: The McKay book has Rebecca’s last name as Sisson; “Marriage and Death Notices from the Cattaraugus Republican“, Cattaraugus County,  has that Daniel B. McKay, M.D., formerly of Mansfield in this county, married in Greenbush, IL. Mrs. Rebecca Simon on 21 Jul. 1853; Marriage notices from Warren County, IL. show that a Mrs. Rebecca Sisson married Daniel B. McKay 21 Jul. 1853.  Chambers may have been her maiden name).  The 1850 census shows a Rebecca L. Sisson, age 27, born KY, with son, Arthur M. Sisson, age 5, in Warren, IL. Whether A. or L. is the middle initial for Rebecca, I do not know but on the 1880 census she is down as Anna Rebecka.  Her son, Arthur Sisson, age 25, is living with Daniel B. and Rebecca A. McKay and Ellen when the 1870 census was made in Richmond, Nemaha County, KS.

 

1.      Ellen McKay, first child of Daniel B. McKay and Rebecca Sisson, born 27 Apr. 1854, IL married Frank Greenwood. In 1880 they were living in Seneca, Nemaha County, KS.

 

1.      Grace M. Greenwood, first child of Ellen McKay and Frank Greenwood, born 20 Jul. 1877, CO?, married Ray M. Tinney.  On the 1910 census, it gives both Grace and Ray with the occupation of Physician. They had one adopted daughter, Ellen, who was 5 years old on the 1920 census.  Living in their household at that time was Frank Greenwood, age 66, and Ellen Greenwood, age 65.  By the 1930 census, Grace was a widow living with Ellen, her daughter, in Norton, Norton County, KS.

 

4.      Rebecca Greenwood, fourth child of Ellen McKay and Frank Greenwood, born 27 Mar. 1883, KS, died 17 Jul. 1905 in Seneca, KS. per a website on Ancestry.  She had married B.X. Dawson 20 Nov. 1903.

 

6.      Burnett Greenwood, sixth child of Ellen McKay and Frank Greenwood, born 15 Jan. 1888, KS.  He was found only on the 1930 census living in Oakland, Alameda County, CA..  He was a widower and electrician by profession.  Children listed were:

 

1.      Edward L. Greenwood, born ca 1914, CA. (Middle initial may be B.)

2.      William F. Greenwood, born ca 1916, CA.

3.      F. Raymond Greenwood, born ca 1918, NM.

 

7.      Heman C. Greenwood, seventh child of Ellen McKay and Frank Greenwood, born 11 Feb. 1892, KS, died Jun. 1968 in Jacksonville, Windham County, CA.  He was living with his parents in Monterey, Monterey County, CA, when the 1910 census was made.

 

2.      Giles McKay, second child of Daniel B. McKay and Rebecca Sisson, born Jan. 1860, KS.  Evidently died young.  (From the same website where I found the information on Daniel B. McKay)

 

9.      Napoleon Bonapart McKay, ninth child of Silas McKay and Sally Galawa, born 13 Sep. 1826, NY.  I do not have his death date. Napoleon married Clara A. Goldthwait.  She was called Chloe, also, born 21 Feb. 1826 in MA. Napoleon’s family settled later in Nemaha County, KS. The following article was in William G. Cutler’s “History of the State of Kansas, Nemaha County”:

 

AMERICA CITY

“N.B. McKay, M.D., A pioneer settler of Nemaha County, was born Sept.13, 1826: studied medicine with Dr. L. Goldsborough at home and in the Western Reserve College, Cleveland, Ohio.  In the fall of 1849 he settled in Greenbush, Ill.; practiced there three years, one year in Clayton, IL, and later in Milton, Iowa, and Galesburg, Ill.  From this latter city Dr. McKay and two others were sent to Kansas to locate a site for a colony.  This resulted in the establishment of the noted Home Association in June, 1858.  The Doctor identified himself with the Home Association for about four years, and then located to America City, where we now find him, still active in his chosen profession.  He is also postmaster at that place.

 

Mrs. Dr. McKay was Chloe Goldthwaite, of Worcester, MA, and they have four children-Sarah M., born in Greenbush, IL; Augusta M., born in Clayton, IL, died October 5, 1870, at the age of seventeen; Frank, born in Milan, Iowa, and Carl, born in Galesburg, Ill.  The Doctor is genial and popular, fat, fair and fifty-seven.  He is well remembered in connection with the various public enterprises, both in early and later days, and was one of the founders of Corning.  In this county, he giving it the name of his partner, the Hon. Erastus Corning, of New York.”

 

1.       Sarah May McKay, first child of N.B. McKay and Clara Goldthwait, born 11 May 1852, IL, married Edward M. Kepler, born IA.  By 1870 they were living in Red Vermillion, P.O. Seneca, Nemaha County, KS.  Edward was a railroad agent.  The McKay book lists one child for them called Seila.  On the 1920 census Sarah M. Kepler, widow, is in the household of John E. Williams, Topeka, Shawnee County, KS.  John’s wife is Lulu K., age 48, born KS, father born IA, mother born IL.  The census was taken in Jan. 1920, and “Seila” was born in Feb. 1871.  This fits for Lulu being the same as Seila.  And the places of her parent’s birth fit, also.  John and Lulu Kepler Williams had the following known children:

 

1.      Edwin A. Williams, born ca 1900, IA.  Civil Engineer

2.      Maurice K. Williams, born ca 1902, KS.

3.      Fenley G. Williams, born ca 1904, KS.

 

3.       Frank McKay, third child of N.B. McKay and Clara Goldthwait, born 15 Dec. 1854, IA, married (1) Eva McClaskey, (2) Harriet?  Eva had died, evidently before the 1900 census.  The family was living in Phillipsburg, Phillips County, KS. in 1900.  Known children of Frank:

 

1.      David McKay, born 28 Mar. 1883.

2.      Addie Laura McKay, born 30 Nov. 1887, KS.

3.      Tussie Mckay, born Jul. 1890, KS. (possibly Augusta?)

 

4.       Carl McKay, fourth child of N.B. McKay and Clara Goldthwait, born 2 Feb. 1858, IL, died 14 Sep. 1940 in Los Angeles, CA. Carl married Nora Crimmens on 2 Dec. 1879 in Ogle County, IL, (Per Ancestry Marriage record).  In 1900 they were living in Phillipsburg, Phillips County, KS.  The listing of children on that census is slightly different than in the book.  Listed children:

 

1.      Ray McKay, born May 1882, KS. (Must be Edward Ray)

2.      Dottie McKay, born Apr. 1884, KS. (must be Chloe)

3.      Dan McKay, born Oct. 1886, KS. (Daniel Burnett McKay)

4.      Gussie McKay, born Nov. 1889, KS. (must be Seila Augusta, but the book has 29 Sep. 1888)

5.      Ellen Lucile McKay, born 26 May 1891, died 16 Feb. 1892. She was not on a census but she is in the book

6.      Frank McKay, born Jun. 1893, KS.  (not in the book)

7.      Ellen McKay, born Apr. 1895, KS.  (this must be a second Ellen.  Not in the book)

8.      Cicely McKay, born May 1897, KS. (name hard to read, in question? Not in the book)

 

Chloe M. McKay and Frank G. McKay appear on the 1900 census, also, in the household of their uncle and aunt, Edward and Sarah Kepler, in Seneca, KS, as niece and nephew. A Frank G. McKay, born 20 Jun. 1894?, died in Los Angeles, CA. on 6 Mar. 1961.  His mother’s maiden name was given as Crimmens.

 

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10.     Thomas H. McKay, tenth child of Silas McKay and Sally Galawa, born 3 Jul. 1830,  died 23 Jun. 1892 in Davis City, IA.  Thomas married (1) Eliza J. Frank, (2) Catherine Wyatt.  Eliza must have died between 1860 and 1862/63 close to the birth of daughter, Estella. (When Clarence, last child, married in Davis City, IA, his parents are given as Thomas H. McKay and Martha Wyatt).  In 1870 Thomas is in Red Vermillion, Nemaha County, KS, with wife, Catherine, born OH.

 

Note on Catherine, second wife of Thomas H. McKay:  She was the widow of a Thomas D. Shepherd and had three children by him: James, Winfield and Inez.  A Katherine A. Kurtz is on Ancestry as marrying a Thomas D. Shepherd on 7 Jun. 1846 in Delaware County, IN.  Thomas D. Shepherd died 30 Dec. 1867 in KS.  Per Rebecca Isley, researcher on this family, Thomas H. McKay married Catherine Wyatt Shepherd.  After Thomas H. McKay’s death, Catherine remarried to Stephen Rutherford Akes per Rebecca.

 

Thomas H. McKay’s obituary in the Decatur County Journal dated 30 June 1892 stated:  “T.H. McKay, an old and highly respected citizen, died at his residence in this city last Thursday and was interred in the Davis City Cemetery last Friday.  The deceased was sixty-five years old and leaves a wife and two sons, one a resident of this city and one living in Washington and two daughters residing in New York, to mourn his death.  He was an honorable and upright citizen, a man ever ready to do a kind act for the needy.  May his soul rest in peace.”

 

Additional note on Thomas H. McKay: Thomas is listed as a Carpenter on the 1870 census.  He is living in Red Vermillion, Nemaha County, by that time.  From, “History of Cattaraugus County, NY”, 1879, Thomas kept the first store in Mansfield and was, at present, an editor in Davis City, Decatur County, IA.  In the Iowa State Gazetteer Thomas H. McKay was listed as a Shoemaker.  The 1880 census in New Buda, Decatur County, IA, lists him as a Boot & Shoemaker.

 

1.      Frank McKay, first child of Thomas H. McKay and Eliza Frank, born ca 1856, NY. On the 1880 census, New Buda, Decatur County, IA, Frank is 24 years old and occupation given as Printer.

 

2.      Lura (or Laura) McKay, second child of Thomas H. McKay and Eliza Frank, born ca 1858, is somewhat of a mystery. She evidently remained in New York when her father and family moved west as she is with her uncle, George C. McKay, on the 1870 census in Cattaraugus County, NY.  She is mentioned in her Uncle George C. McKay’s 1894 will with her two sons. Apparently she was ill at the time and provision was made in the will for her portion to go to her sons in case of her death. She was living in Charlotte, Chautauqua County,  when the 1880 census was taken. Lura married Russel H. Main ca 1877.  He was remarried to Elizabeth A. ? by 1910.  Russel H. Main was still living when the 1930 census was made, age 80.  Lura and Russel had the following children:

 

1.      Russel DeForest Main, born ca 1878, NY. Russel married Blanche Austin. In 1930 they were living in Ellicott Township, Chautauqua County, NY. Russel, called DeForest, was the proprietor of a Restaurant, his wife a cook and daughter, Lulu a waitress. The following children are on the 1930 census:

 

1.      Lulu Main, born ca 1903, NY.

2.      Merle Main, son, born ca 1911, NY. Dyer in a woolen mill.

3.      Kenneth Main, born ca 1922, PA.?

        

2.      Charles Main, born ca 1882,  married Alice L.? They were living in Stockton, Chautauqua County, NY. In 1920. Charles ran a dairy farm. Their children were:

 

1.      Alfred C. Main, born ca 1905, NY.

2.      Carlton K. Main, born ca 1908, NY. (1910 census has Carl)

 

3.      Fred W. McKay, third child of Thomas H. McKay and Eliza Frank, born ca 1859, MI.?, married Edith McDaniel, born SD. The family was in Manor, Clark County, WA. in the 1910 and 1920 census. A Fred W. McKay, age 83, died in Vancouver, WA, 26 Nov. 1942, possibly this Fred. The following children are listed for them:

 

1.      Carry C. McKay, born Oct 1890, WA. (Female)

 

2.      Daniel W. McKay, born Jan. 1893, WA. I believe the Dan W. McKay on the 1930 census, Grays Harbor County, WA. is the son of Fred W. McKay. He was married to Lena Meyer, born New Brunswick ca 1903, and had one son, Elmer, born Jan. 1927, WA.  Lena’s father, H.J. Meyer, born Germa is with them.

 

3.      Maude E. McKay, born Apr. 1895, WA. (Believe she died young)

4.      George F. McKay, born Mar. 1899, WA. George married Frances M. ?, born WA. The family was in Seattle, Kings County, WA. In 1930 George was an assistant music teacher at the university.  Children listed were:

 

1.      Georgia A. McKay, born ca 1925, WA.

2.      Richard C. McKay, born ca 1926, WA.

 

5.      Raymond R. McKay, born ca 1901, WA

6.      Clarence S. McKay, born ca 1904, WA.

7.      Freddie A. McKay, born ca 1905, WA.

8.      Edna E. McKay, born ca 1909, WA.

9.      Charles M. McKay, born ca 1912, WA.

10.      Lloyd Owen McKay, born 16 Feb. 1915, WA  (name may be in question?)

 

4.      Estella McKay, daughter of Thomas H. McKay and Eliza Frank, born ca Nov. 1863,  married (1)  James Bradley/Bradly (A Robin Anderson had his name as Jim (James) Bradley on Ancestry). Estella married (2) Minot Austin. Estella went back to New York from Kansas as she is seen on the 1880 census with husband, James Bradly, and son, Carl, living in Charlotte, Chautauqua County, NY.  In 1900 there is an Estella Bradley, born Nov. 1863, divorced, living in South Sumpter, Baker County, OR.  George C. McKay, Estella’s uncle, left money to her in his 1894 will and it stated she lived in South Sumpter, OR. Estella and second husband, Minot Austin, lived in Chelatchie, Clark County, WA. Estella died 23 Apr 1942 in WA.  The 1910 census shows that Estella had five children, two living at that time. I could account for three children:

 

1.      Carlton/Carl Henesy Bradley, first known child of Estella and James Bradley, born ca 1880,  died 28 Jun. 1949, WA. Carl remained single as far as I could find.  He was with his mother on the 1930 census.  She was a widow and he had a dairy farm.

 

2.      Harry Bradley, born NY. No further records.       

 

3.      Ada Fannie Bradley, daughter of Estella and James Bradley, born 25 Jun. 1888,  married Charles B. Farwell, born S.D. ca 1882, son of Charles B. and Mary P. Farwell.  He was living in Sturgis, Meade County, S.D. at age 10.  Ada changed her name to Frances Mary Farwell when she became a Catholic. Frances Mary Farwell died 14 Apr. 1959 in Kings County, CA.  Her death notice said that her mother’s maiden name was McKay and that her maiden name was Bradley.  Her pallbearers were Fred and Clarence McKay, probably sons of her uncle, Fred W. McKay.  Ada is buried in Chelatchie Prairie Cemetery, Chelatchie, Clark County, WA.  Known children born to Frances (Ada) and Charles B. Farwell:

 

1.      Minot E. Farwell, born ca 1908, S.D. (Middle initial could be B. or J.) Minot married Martha?.  They had one known child, Minetta J. Farwell.

 

2.      Mary Isbell Farwell, born 29 Mar. 1910, WA. Mary married Lloyd M. Campbell. They were living in Mountain View, Clark County, WA. when the 1930 census was made. They had one known son, Robert Campbell. A Lloyd M. Campbell, born ca 1906, died 23 Aug. 1979 in Vancouver, WA. Mary’s death is unknown.

 

3.      Carlton John Farwell, born 11 Apr. 1915, WA.

4.      Clifford Alonzo Farwell, born 21 Feb. 1915 ?, WA.  (Think this should be 1913)

5.      Winnifred Blanche Farwell, born 30 Dec. 1917, WA.

 

Last 4 dates from Washington State Births 1907-1919. Info on the Farwell family from census records and from Robin Anderson.

 

5.       Clarence C. McKay, fifth child son of Thomas H. McKay and his second wife, Catherine, born ca 1868, KS, was living in Vancouver, Clark County, WA when the 1900 and 1920 census was made. Per a researcher, Roberta Isley, Clarence C. McKay married Eva Bell Wiggins of North Freedom, WI, born Baraboo, WI, Mar. 1867, daughter of Jonathan Wiggins and Jenny Moore.  Clarence and Eva were married, 17 Jun. 1890, at Davis City, Decatur County, IA.  Eva was 23, he was 24. Clarence’s parents were given as Thomas H. McKay and Martha Wyatt. (I do not know why Martha was given instead of Catherine).  Clarence C. McKay died in Vancouver, WA, age 80, on 5 Oct. 1948, Cert. # 16516.  Known children of Clarence C. McKay and Eva:

 

1.      Vernie McKay, first child of Clarence McKay and Eva Wiggins, born Apr. 1891, WI. Vernie married John A. McCormack. The only census I found them on is 1920 in which her name is given as Verna M. They are living in Bend, Deschutes County, OR with son, John E. McCormack, age 9, born WA. A John E. McCormack, born ca 1911, died 29 Jan. 1994 in Vancouver, WA, possibly this same John.

 

2.      William Percy McKay, second child of Clarence McKay and Eva Wiggins, born Mar. 1894, WI. William married June I.?  They were living in Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA when the 1930 census was made.  One known daughter, Lavonne L. McKay.

 

3.      John T. McKay, third child of Clarence McKay and Eva Wiggins, born Aug. 1897, WI. John married Pearl E. Rice, born WA. They were living in Vancouver, Clark County, WA when the 1930 census was made. Mother-in-law, Helen I. Rice, was in their household. John and Pearl’s children were:

 

1.      James C. McKay, born ca 1918, WA.

2.      John T. McKay, born ca 1923, WA.

 

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2.      Philo McKay, second child of Sylvester McKay and Elizabeth Bostwick, born 28 Jul. 1785, died 30 Dec. 1862, NY. Philo married  Sally Calkins. She died 19 Apr. 1829 in Onondaga County, NY. She and son, Henry W. McKay, are buried in Pompey Hill Cemetery, Pompey, N.Y., Onondaga County.   Philo was living in Addison, Steuben County, NY. when the 1860 census was taken.  He was 75 years old, born CT, living in with an Allew family as a “Gentleman”. Philo died 30 Dec. 1862. I don’t know where he died or where he is buried.

 

1.      Almira McKay, first child of Philo McKay and Sally Calkins, born 25 Dec. 1808, died 27 Apr. 1876. Almira married John Cramer.  They lived in La Fayette, Onondaga County, NY.

 

3.      George L. Cramer, third child of Almira McKay and John Cramer, born 5 Oct. 1838,  married Sarah E.?, born Jan. 1844, NY. They were living in Onondaga, Onondaga County, NY.  Known children:

 

1.      Clarence A. Cramer, born Nov. 1872,  married Flora L.? They were living in La Fayette, Onondaga County, NY. On the 1930 census, Sarah E. Cramer, mother to Clarence, is in their household, age 86. Known children of Clarence and Flora:

 

1.      Edna Cramer, born ca Mar. 1909, NY.

2.      Ruth Cramer, born ca 1920, NY. (adopted)

 

2.      George Harris Cramer, born Dec. 1874,  married Blanche E.? They were living in La Fayette, Onondaga County, NY. One known child: Nelson B. Cramer, born ca 1908, NY.

 

4.      Nelson J. Cramer, fourth child of Almira McKay and John Cramer, born 11 Jun. 1841, married Alice M.?.  They were living in Geddes, Onondaga County,  when the 1870 census was made. Nelson was a Lawyer and Alice a Milliner. No known children. When the 1880 census was made they were in Yankton, Yankton County, SD.  Nelson was a widower when the 1920 census was made.  A Nelson J. Cramer died 5 Jun. 1929 in Yankton, SD.

 

2.      Hiram C. (Cecil) McKay, second child of Philo McKay and Sally Calkins, born 22 Mar. 1812,  died 1889 in Addison, Steuben County, NY. Hiram married (1) Prudence Murray, daughter of Allen Swift Murray and Isabel Cady, (2) Charlotte Ireland.  Hiram was a Door and Sash Maker in Addison.  Prudence, his first wife, born 18 Apr. 1815 in Pompey, Onondaga County,  died, 1878, in Addison, NY.  Charlotte, born 1848, died 1926.  Hiram C. and his two wives are buried in the Maple Cemetery, Addison. Some facts about Hiram’s children:

 

1.      Henry K. McKay, first child of Hiram C. McKay and Prudence Murray, born Aug. 1839,  died 1908. Buried in the Rural Cemetery, Addison, NY.

 

4.      Murray McKay, fourth child of Hiram C. McKay and Prudence Murray, born 25 May1854,  died Mar. 1908 per a website.  Murray married Hattie ? They had one known son, Hiram F. McKay, born ca 1865, NY.

 

5.      Harry Curtis McKay, fifth child of Hiram C. McKay and Prudence Murray, born 29 Aug. 1857,  died 23 Aug. 1888. Harry married Helen E. Eldridge, daughter of Hiram Eldridge and Jane Elizabeth Carswell, on 6 Oct. 1880. By Jun. 1900, when the census was taken, Helen had remarried to Raymond S. Jones. He was seventeen years younger than her but the marriage lasted. They lived in Addison, Steuben County, NY. Raymond died sometime before Jan. 1920.  Helen was still alive in Apr. 1930 when the census was taken living with her daughter, Prudence.

        

1.      Prudence A. McKay, first child of Harry C. McKay and Helen Eldridge, born 6 Jan. 1883, NY. Prudence married Dr. John M. Crane. They lived in Addison, NY and had one daughter, Elizabeth Crane, born ca 1907, NY. She married Eugene Tompkins. A Prudence Crane, born 6 Jan. 1883, died Dec. 1977 in Schenectady, NY.

 

2.      Carrie Carswell McKay, second child of Harry C. McKay and Helen Eldridge, born 5 Dec. 1884,  died Dec. 1968 in Philadelphia, PA. Carrie married George Patterson Crema. Carrie was a teacher. They lived in Philadelphia. George, born 11 Aug. 1892, died Nov. 1965. Carrie is supposedly buried in Addison, Steuben County, NY.  No known children.

 

Children # 6 and 7 of Hiram C. McKay, Cecil and Inez, were born to Hiram’s second wife, Charlotte Ireland.  Inez died in 1894.

 

Article from, “Historical Gazetteer”, Steuben County, New York, 1891, on prominent men.  Page 102, Town of Addison, New York:

 

“Hiram C. McKay was born in Pompey, Onondaga County, N.Y., March 22, 1812, and died at his home in Addison, November 18, 1889.  Mr. McKay commenced business in Addison by keeping a general store in the old Smith block about the year 1851.  About the year 1861 Messrs McKay and Bliss bought out the firm of O.N. Sage & Co., in the sash and blind factory, and in this firm-name they carried on the business about four years when the mill was burned, involving a loss of nearly $15,000.  McKay & Gillett then entered into a co-partnership, built up the mill and ran it about seven years, doing such an immense business that Addison was popularly known all over the United States as headquarters for sash and blinds.  After this firm had been in successful operation for the above specified time, the factory was again consumed by fire, incurring a loss of $30,000. Mr. McKay again built up the factory, and took in for a partner C.D. Hill, and under this firm name they carried on the sash and blind business about ten years, when he (McKay) sold out to Mr. Hill.  During this last period he was also associated in the wholesale sash and blind business with C.B. Keough, in New York City, averaging from $300,000 to $400,000 per year.  That concern ceased to exist soon after he went into business with C.D. Hill.”

 

3.      Henry W. McKay, third child of Philo McKay and Sally Calkins, born 25 Jun. 1816, died10 Apr. 1829, both in Onondaga County, NY. Henry is buried in Pompey Hill Cemetery, Pompey, Onondaga County,  by his mother. She died 19 Apr. 1829.

 

4.      Alanson H. McKay, fourth child of Philo McKay and Sally Calkins, born 7 Sep. 1818,  died 7 Sep. 1863.  He, with his wife, Sophia, and daughter, Anna, were living in Truxton, Cortland County, NY in 1860. His wife, Sophia, age 52, and daughter, Anna, age 16, were still living in Truxton when the 1870 census was taken.  Anna was a music teacher.  Alanson’s occupation was given as a Tailor in 1860.

 

5.      Amaziah How McKay (as in the book), son of Philo McKay by his second marriage to Sally Gray, born 2 Aug. 1833, NY. He is down as Amaziah S. McKay on the 1860 census, Addison, Steuben County,  and A.S. McKay on the 1880 census.  Amaziah married Anna/Annie Irwin. Both Amaziah, who died 2 Dec. 1883, and Annie are buried in the Rural Cemetery, Addison, Steuben County, NY.  Annie, born Jun. 1839, died in1923. Helen S. McKay, first child of Amaziah and Anna, married Herman S. Rose.  He was a Jeweler and Watch Repairer in Addison, NY.  No known children.

 

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3.      Augustine McKay, third child of Sylvester McKay and Elizabeth Bostwick, born 8 Jun. 1787, died 21 Aug. 1849. Augustine married Polly Partridge on 15 Oct. 1809.

 

1.      Pauline Weed McKay, first child of Augustine McKay and Polly Partridge, born 8 Feb. 1813. The McKay book has her husband as Joseph Bowers. She married James Bostwick Powers per a descendent, Andrea Lorenz.  The 1850 census bears this out.  It shows a Pauline W. Powers with husband, James B., living in Kenosha, Wheatland County, WI. Their children per census records were:

 

1.      Lewis D. Powers, born ca 1837, WI.

2.      Mary Powers, born ca 1842, WI.

3.      Effa Ann Powers, born ca 1844, WI.

4.      Caroline A. Powers, born ca 1845, WI.

5.      Elma Powers, born ca 1847, WI. (twin-seen as Elena on Ancestry)

6.      Emily Powers, born ca 1847, WI. (twin)

7.      James F. Powers, born ca 1848, WI.

8.      Atteresta Powers, born ca 1849, WI.

 

By 1860 they are living in Ulster Township, Floyd County, IA, and have added son, Harrison, born ca 1852, WI. and daughter, Adell, born ca 1855, WI.

 

2.      Frederick McKay, second child of Augustine McKay and Polly Partridge, born 11 Jan. 1814,  died 19 Aug. 1881 in Spafford, NY.  His wife, Louisa (Hutchens) McKay, born 19 Oct. 1815, died 2 May 1883.  Both are buried in the Spafford Cemetery, Onondaga County, NY.  Louisa was the daughter of Col. Phineas Hutchens and Betsey (Bocker) Hutchens. More on the children of Frederick and Louisa McKay:

 

1.      Perry McKay, first child of Frederick McKay and Louisa Hutchens, born 18 Jun. 1841, NY. Perry married (1) Edna Jane Brownell, daughter of Edward J. and    Rachel (Martin) Brownell, on 18 Nov. 1869, (2) Abby Arnold, widow of Albert Carr. Perry and Abby married ca 1896.  Perry and Edna had four known children:

 

1.      Birdie McKay, born 9 Jul. 1871, died 12 Jul. 1871, both in NY. She is buried in the Spafford Cemetery, Onondaga County, NY.

 

2.      Irving McKay, born ca 1872, NY. I believe he is the Fred Irving McKay, with dates 1872-1895, buried in the Spafford Cemetery.

 

3.      Ross McKay, born ca 1876, NY. No further records.

 

4.      Phineas H.B. McKay, born Mar. 1886, NY. Phineas married Alice A.? They had two known children, Ross F. McKay, born ca 1906 and Marion E. Mckay, daughter, born ca 1912, both in NY.

 

2.      Mary McKay, second child of Frederick McKay and Louisa Hutchens, born 20 Nov. 1845, died 31 Aug. 1865, unmarried.  She is buried in the Spafford Cemetery, Onondaga County, NY.

 

3.      Lizzie McKay (may be Elizabeth), born ca 1852, NY. She is not in    the McKay book but appears on the 1860 census as Frederick and Louisa’s daughter.

 

Information on pg.18 from, “Genealogy Notes, Town of Spafford”, by the Onondaga Historical Association, 1917, personal visit to the cemetery and census records.

 

3.      Azena McKay, third child of Augustine McKay and Polly Partridge, Her name may be correctly spelled, Arzena.  See page 18.

 

4.      Lydia Wood McKay Churchill, fourth child of Augustine McKay and Polly Partridge, born 13 Mar. 1818, died 14 Jun. 1843, both in NY..  She married Alexander Churchill on 16 Jul. 1837. Alexander was the son of James and Hannah (Dobbs) Churchill (Seen as Churchell, also). Alexander was born 10 Apr. 1809 and died 10 Sep. 1890. Both Lydia and Alexander are buried in the Spafford Cemetery, Onondaga County, NY.

 

1.      Atteresta Churchell, daughter of Lydia McKay Churchell and Alexander Churchell, born 28 Jun. 1838,  married Henry B. Swetland.  They are living in Spafford, Onondaga County,  when the 1870 census was made.  They had one son, Milton A. Swetland, born Jun. 1870, NY.  Milton married Dora S.?, born Oct. 1872, NY.  They had the following known children:

 

1.      Madge Swetland, born Sep. 1893, NY.

2.      Marion E. Swetland, born Dec. 1899, NY.

3.      Amy B. Swetland, born ca 1907, NY.

 

5.      Polly P. McKay, fifth child of Augustine McKay and Polly Partridge, born 30 Sep. 1821,  married Justus Niles Knapp. I believe their marriage date should be 1839 instead of 1819 as in the book. Polly was still alive when the 1900 census was made living with her daughter, Alice Kellogg, in Spafford, NY.  Some facts about their children:

 

1.      Martin A. Knapp, first child of Polly P. McKay and Justus Knapp, born ca 1844. His name is mistakenly Martha in the book. Martin is somewhat of a mystery regarding wives.  In 1870 his wife’s name is Marion; in 1880 it is Marian. They lived in Syracuse, NY. at this time.  In 1910 Martin is in Washington, D.C. with wife, Nellie M. Knapp. Perhaps her name was Nellie Marian. Martin was a Lawyer. This census does show that they both had been married twice.  Evidently no children with either wife.  By 1920 Martin is a widower and a U.S. Judge-Circuit Court.  The Syracuse,  Directories, 1887-1890 has…Vice-President Phoenix Foundry and Machine Co., also Knapp, Nottingham and Andrews (probably lawyers).  In 1893 he was on the Inter-State Commerce Commission.

 

2.      Mary Lucinda Knapp, second child of Polly P. McKay and Justus Knapp, born ca 1846. No further records.

 

3.      Justus Niles Knapp, Jr., son of Polly P. McKay and Justus Knapp, born ca 1849, Homer,  per Ancestry, married Mary S. Hobart.  They had one son, Martin Hobart Knapp, born ca 1881.  The family lived in both Spafford and Syracuse, NY.  Martin was an Attorney. According to Ancestry, Martin married Sarah Sedgewick Hazard on 25 May 1911. Martin and Sarah had the following children:

 

1.      Robert H. Knapp, born ca 1914, NY.

2.      Peter H. Knapp, born ca 1917, NY.

3.      Sarah Knapp, born 1919, NY.

4.      Judith Knapp, born ca 1920, NY.

 

4.      Alice Arzena Knapp, daughter of Polly P. McKay and Justus Knapp, Sr., born ca 1853,  married Charles Kellogg.  No known children.  Arzena was 33 years old at marriage.

 

6.      Augustine McKay, Jr., sixth child of Augustine McKay and Polly Partridge, born 29 Jun. 1826, NY. Augustine, Jr. married Sarah A. Mabie on 28 Feb. 1848. She was the daughter of Morton and Gertrude Mabie. They were living in Sherburn, Chenango County,  when the 1870 census was made.  He was a Hotel Keeper.  Son, Orson, was a Bar Keeper. By the 1880 census, the family had moved to Niles, Berrien County, MI.  Orson and his father, Augustine, were Co-Landlords. Sarah, Augustine’s wife, was named as a Landlady.   In the household is Helen Potter, age 25, sister and portrait painter. This has to be the same as Lydia Ellen McKay who must have married a Potter.  She is not with a husband on this census (1880).  Orson married ca1883 to Mary ?.  The two are living in Chicago, Cook County, IL. by Jun. 1900 when the census was made that year.  Orson is a Railroad Clerk.  No children.

 

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4.      Joseph McKay, son of Sylvester McKay and Elizabeth Bostwick, born 12 Jul. 1789, NY.  J.A. McKay’s book has date of death for Joseph as 7 Apr. 1868.   Burial records from NY have 25 Mar. 1865.  Joseph married Rachel Letson on 16 Nov. 1815. Rachel, born ca 1799, died 11 Apr. 1868 per burial records, NY.  Both are buried in the Griffins Mills Cemetery, Erie County, NY. 

 

1.      Philander McKay, first child of Joseph McKay and Rachel Letson, born 26 May 1819,  baptized 5 Sep. 1819, died in Colden, Erie County,  on 11 May 1887 at age 68.  Philander married Sally Partridge, daughter of Daniel Partridge and Rhoda Pierce.  Sally was born ca 1820, Erie County,     NY.  She died 1880 in Colden.  Some facts about the children of Philander McKay and Sally Partridge:

 

1.      Mary J. McKay, first child of Philander McKay and Sally Partridge, born 10 Mar. 1843, married Charles J. Sweetapple, son of Charles Sweetapple and Sarah Lickman on 5 Mar. 1865. Charles was born 20 Nov. 1827 in Bedford, Westchester County, NY.  He died possibly in 1906, but another date on Ancestry has 1 Jan. 1907.  Mary died in 1916 per Ancestry.  Charles and Mary had one son, Ira L. Sweetapple, born Feb. 1875, NY. The family lived in Colden, Erie County, NY.

 

1.      Ira L. Sweetapple, son of Mary J. McKay and Charles J. Sweetapple, married Belle Cynthia Van Etten, born 21 Aug. 1875, NY.  Belle was the daughter of Stephen Eli Van Etten and Rosannah/Rosanna Hawks.  Belle, according to Ancestry, died 15 May 1962 in Gowanda, Cattaraugus County, NY.  Ira and Belle had one child:

 

1.      Pearl Lillian Sweetapple, daughter of Ira L. Sweetapple and Belle Van Etten, born 15 Feb. 1905, NY. Pearl died 31 Mar. 1989 per the Social Security Index, but it did not say where she died. Pearl married Stanley Toal. They had one son, Robert Toal, born 1929, NY.  The family lived in Buffalo, 1930.

 

I am going to put in here what I have on the Van Etten family (also seen as Vanetten, Van Eetten, Van Houten, possible others).  The Van Etten family lived in Hurley, Ulster County, NY.  Stephen Van Etten, that married Rosannah Hawks, was the son of Garretje Van Etten (mother).  Garretje was a widow by the time the 1850 census was made, so I do not know her husband‘s name. She had six known children: Mary; William; Leah; Phebe; Abraham and Stephen E, born Feb. 1842, NY.  Stephen E. must have married Rosannah Hawks, daughter of Rufus and Polly Hawks, ca 1871/1872.  They had two children: Sheldon H. Van Etten, born Apr. 1873,  and Belle Cynthia Van Etten, born 21 Aug. 1875, NY.  By the 1880 census Stephen is a widower.  Per IGI Rosannah/Rose died 21 Sep. 1878 in Woodstock, Ulster County, NY. His mother is with him on the 1880 census, age 71, born NY.  Stephen married (2) Caroline ?.  They had 6 children: Alfred M; Anna E.; Fred L.; Leroy; Edith M.; and Abram W., all born NY.  Caroline Van Etten is a widow by the time the 1920 census was made.

 

2.      Norris McKay, second child of Philander McKay and Sally Partridge, born 28 Feb. 1848, died 3 Apr. 1848. He is incorrectly down as Morris in the McKay book.

 

3.      Morris A. McKay, third child of Philander McKay and Sally Partridge, born 6 Aug. 1851. Morris married (1) Hattie (possibly Harriet) Wickings in 1874, (2) Eva Belinda Wickings on 26 Jun. 1879 in Erie County, NY.  Both were possibly the daughters of James, born England, and Mary Wicking/Wickings, born NY.  Hattie died sometime after 1876 when their son, Merton, was born.  Morris, born Erie County,  died 27 Aug. 1929 in Monticello, Wayne County, KY, per Ancestry.  Eva died 21 Mar. 1942 in Wayne County, KY.  Morris’s occupation was given as Oil Driller.

 

1.      Merton R. McKay, son of Morris A. McKay and Hattie Wickings, married Mary Ryan Shearer, born ca 1879, KY.  She died sometime before the 1920 census.  Merton R. McKay’s occupation was given as oil driller. Children born to Merton R. McKay and Mary Shearer were:

 

1.      Eva McKay, born ca 1900, KY.

2.      Ethel Marie McKay, born ca 1902, KY. Married Knox Frazier.

 

4.      Willis Elery McKay, fourth child of Philander McKay and Sally Partridge, born 2 Oct. 1856, NY. Willis married (1) Emily Boise of East Aurora, Erie County, NY. on 11 Mar. 1880, (2) Lucy Rose Olden 9 Sep. 1903 in Somerset, KY.  Lucy Rose was born 27 Jul 1872, Griffin Mills, Erie Co., died 5 Mar 1939, Highland Co., OH .  Willis died 11 Jul. 1930 in Highland County, OH.  His occupation was given as Oil Driller.  Willis McKay and Emily Boise had the following children:

 

1.      Walter Roy McKay (called Wales in James A. McKay’s book), first child of Willis Elery McKay and Emily Boise, born 27 Jul 1881 in McKean County, PA, married Marie Exie Warriner on 29 Apr. 1905. Marie was born 29 Aug. 1881 in Clinton County, KY, daughter of Iverson Lewis Warriner and Exony Grider.  Per Ancestry, Walter died 24 Aug. 1913 in Clinton County, KY.  Marie died 14 Aug. 1913 in Clinton County, KY.  Per a site on Ancestry, Walter died of Typhoid ten days after the death of his wife. Walter was an oil and gas well driller. Walter and Marie had the following children:

 

1.      Vivian Earl McKay, first child of Walter McKay and Marie Warriner, born 26 Jun. 1906 in Alba Clinton County, KY, died 25 Feb. 1978 in Milwaukee, WI. Wife unknown.

 

2.      Paul Glenn McKay, second child of Walter McKay and Marie Warriner, born 10 Dec. 1910 in Clinton County, KY, died 8 May 1970 in Ajo, Pima County, AZ.  Married Sara Elizabeth Holloway.

 

3.      Walter Warriner McKay, third child of Walter McKay and Marie Warriner, born 13 Aug. 1913 in Wago, Clinton County, KY, died 21 May 1974 in Monticello, Wayne County, KY.  Buried in the Piercey Cemetery, Clinton County, NY. Walter married Wilma Wynn Lyons, born 12 Aug. 1914, on 17 Aug. 1933.  They had five children per Ancestry. 

 

2.      Howard Lionel McKay, second son of Willis McKay and Emily Boise, born 4 Jun. 1885, married Eva H.Chaldecott on 3 Jun. 1914 in Muskogee, Muskogee County, OK.  Eva was born 4 Jan. 1895 in Missouri.  Her parents were born in England. Howard was an oil driller.  Howard and Eva had one known child, Howard L. McKay, Jr., born ca 22 Oct. 1915, Muskogee, Muskogee County, OK, married Roberta Wright on 22 Jul 1938, Muskogee, Muskogee County, OK, died 3 Aug 2009, Muskogee, Muskogee County, OK.

 

Willis Elery McKay, son of Philander McKay and Sally Partridge, had the following children by second wife, Lucy Rose Olden:

 

1.      Ellery Willis McKay, born 17 Nov 1904, Seventy-Six, Clinton Co., KY, died 19 Oct 1936, Highland Co., OH.

2.      Marian Inez. McKay, born 1 Dec 1906, Monticello, Wayne Co., KY, married David Newton McBride Cluff on 27 Dec 1927, Hillsboro, Highland Co., OH, died 29 Apr 1967, Highland Co., OH.

3.      Hazel Rose McKay, born 4 Apr 1909, Wayne Co., KY, married Roy Bach on 5 Jun 1953, died 26 Apr 1978, Highland Co., OH.

4.      Olin Robert McKay, born 7 Nov 1912, Wayne Co., KY, married Inez Viola Woods on 27 May 1937, Greenup, KY, died 28 Dec 1989, Highland Co., OH.

5.      Roy Rutherford McKay, born 3 Jan 1918, Wayne Co., KY, married (Still Living) Vanwess, 11 Jun 1949, Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH, died 26 Nov 1978, Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH.

 

2.      Alvina McKay, second child of Joseph McKay and Rachel Letson, born 26 Aug. 1821, baptized 21 Oct. 1821, Erie County,  has been somewhat of a mystery.  She cannot be found on a 1850 census.  Possibly she was omitted in error.  In 1860 she is with husband, Asa Wilkinson who is 32 years older than her.  Asa is seen as Asel, also, but Asahel was his correct name.  He was born CT. and was a Pilot on a ship named Ariel during the War of 1812.  In the 1850 census there is a child, Abijah, age 4, in the household of Joseph McKay, which would seem to have the last name of McKay.  In the 1860 census Abijah, age 14, is with Alvina and Asa Wilkinson and would seem to have the last name of Wilkinson.  By 1870 Alvina is a widow and in her household is Abijah G. Paul, age 24. Research has led us to believe that Abijah Paul was Alvina’s son.  On the 1880 census she is named as Abijah’s mother.  Alvina died 3 Jul. 1898 in Colden, Erie County,  of Pneumonia.  She is buried in the Griffins Mills Cemetery, Erie County, NY.

 

1.      Abijah G. Paul, son of Alvina McKay, born 30 Jun. 1846, Colden, Erie County, per his death certificate, died 1 Jul. 1921 in Colden of Carcinoma of the bladder.  He is buried in Glenwood, NY. On his death certificate his mother is given as Alvina McKay and father as Abijah Paul.  Abijah married Matilda Murray, born ca 1846, NY.  They had the following known children:

 

1.      Mary A. Paul, born ca 1867, NY.

2.      Harrison Paul, born ca 1872, NY.

3.      Isabella Paul, born ca 1874, NY.

4.      Orell Paul, born ca 1877, NY. (female)

5.      Robert E. Paul

 

3.      Orson McKay, third child of Joseph McKay and Rachel Letson, born 25 Jul. 1823, baptized 14 Dec. 1823, NY.  Orson married Catherine Ford per Mary Lou Petrie.  Catherine was born ca 1825, NY. Orson and Catherine were living in Aurora, Erie County,  when the 1850 census was made.  By Jun. 1860 they are in Polkton, Ottawa County, MI. The U.S. Federal Census Schedules 1850-1880 for Michigan have that Orson McKay died in Oct. 1880 of Typhoid Fever in Blue Lake, Muskegon County, MI. at age 56.  Orson McKay and Catherine Ford had the following known children:

 

1.      Albert McKay, first child of Orson McKay and Catherine Ford, born ca 1845,  married Elizabeth ? Known child, George McKay, born ca 1869

 

2.      Ambrose Rosell McKay, second child of Orson McKay and Catherine Ford, born ca 1848, NY.

 

3.      Eveline McKay, third child of Orson McKay and Catherine Ford was born ca 1854, MI; married Lyman Newton, born ca 1847, NY.  They lived in Grand View, Ottawa County, MI in 1880.  Lyman was a dealer in second hand furniture.  (Note: A Lyman Newton was a Grocer in Muskegon, MI, 1887-1888.  A Lyman Newton was a manager of a business called “Eva Newton”, 1889-1890.  Both of these are from the Muskegon Business Directory, 1887-1890).  By 1900 Evalina is a widow living in Chicago, Cook County, IL.  Evalina McKay and Lyman Newton had the following known children:

 

1.      Carrie Newton, born ca 1874, MI.

2.      Franklin Newton, born ca 1876, MI. (twin)

3.      Fenton Newton, born ca 1876, MI. (twin)

 

4.      William C. Newton (Willie), born Oct. 1878, MI. (twin). William married Charlotte M.?, born ca 1877, IL. William was a Telegraph Operator, an Insurance Agent and an Engineer in a factory for the Telephone Co. The family lived in Cook County, IL. and in Huntington Park, Los Angeles County, CA. William and Charlotte had the following known children:

 

1.      Fern D. Newton, born ca 1907, IL.

2.      Fay C. Newton, born 1909

3.      Doris J. Newton, born ca 1916, CA.

 

5.      Nellie C. Newton, born Oct. 1878, MI. (twin).

 

4.      Edgar McKay, fourth child of Orson McKay and Catherine Ford, born ca 1865, MI.

 

4       Laertus McKay, fourth child of Joseph McKay and Rachel Letson, born 20 Sep. 1825,  baptized 6 Aug. 1826, NY.  Laertus married Eliza Ann Berry.  They were living in Wright, Ottawa County, MI when the 1850 census was made.  I could not find their son, George, after the 1880 census or Erastus after the 1870 census.  Erastus was born in  but George was born in MI.

 

5.      Harriet McKay, fifth child of Joseph McKay and Rachel Letson, born 27 Jun. 1828, baptized 6 Sep. 1830, NY. Harriet married John Norris Wright 4 Jun. 1844 in Aurora, Erie County, NY. John Wright was born 17 Apr. 1817 in Fenny Compton, Warwickshire County, England.  He died 10 Dec. 1904 in Lancaster, CA.  Harriet died 24 Feb. 1882 in IA.?  Harriet and John had the following children:

 

1.      Calista/Calysta Wright, first child of Harriet McKay and John Wright, born 15 May 1849 in Erie County,  died 24 Oct. 1914. Married Seth Thurber, Jr., son of Seth Thurber and Harriet ?, on 18 Mar. 1869. Seth Thurber, Jr. was born 21 Dec. 1847, died 16 Aug. 1933 in Buffalo, Erie County, NY.  On the 1880 census, the family is living in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, IA.  By the time the 1900 census was made, the family is back in Erie County, NY.  Children born to Calista and Seth were as follows:

 

1.      Frank W. Thurber, born ca 1870, NY.  Married Anna T. ?. Children born to Frank and Anna per census records were:

 

1.      Pearl D. Thurber, born ca 1894, NY.

2.      Estelle E. Thurber, born ca 1895, NY

3.      Miriam K. Thurber, born ca 1899, NY.

4.      Amy L. Thurber, born ca 1908, NY (middle initial may be T)

 

2.      Nellie Thurber, possibly born ca 1880, NY.  No further records.

3.      Jennie Thurber, born Jul. 1883, IA.  No further records

4.      Grace Thurber, born Jun. 1886, IA.  No further records.

5.      Clarence Arthur Thurber, born Oct. 1890, IA.  No further records.

 

2.      William Norris Wright, second child of Harriet McKay and John Wright, born ca 1851, NY.  According to Nancy Siders, William married Arcelia Marriott French 14 Feb. 1874.  On the 1880 census William’s wife is given as Mary E. On the 1925 Iowa state census, Loren A. Wright, son of William, has his mother’s name as Marietta French and father, William Wright.  In 1880 the Wright family was living in Freedom, Palo Alto County, IA.  Nancy Siders had the following list of children for William and Arcelia Wright:

 

1.      Norris James Wright, born  Apr. 1875, NY. Married Josephine ?.  They had one daughter, Hazel H. Wright, born ca 1903, IA.

 

2.      Edwin George Wright, born ca 1877, NY

 

3.      Loren Arthur Wright, born 1880, IA, married Pauline Peterson per birth records on Ancestry. Children born to Loren and Pauline per the census:

 

1.      Sarlett P. Wright, born ca 1906, IA. (Possibly Charlotte or Scarlett)

2.      Rucile T. Wright, born ca 1913, IA. (Possibly Lucile)

3.      Lyle P. Wright, born ca 1915, IA.

 

4.      Henry Wright

5.      Drucilla Wright

6.      Frank J. Wright, born ca 1890, IA.  Married Lily ?. One child, Ivelyn Wright, born ca 1912, IA.

7.      Raymond Wright

8.      Mabel Louise Wright

 

3.      Mary Wright, third child of Harriet McKay and John Wright, born 11 Jun. 1853,  died 7 Aug. 1920.  Mary married Joseph Gleed, a widower, on 20 Sep. 1876. No children.

 

4.      Frank J. Wright, fourth child of Harriet McKay and John Wright, married Laura E.?.  They lived in Fairfield, Palo Alto County, IA. One known child is George W. Wright, born ca 1886, IA.  George W. Wright married Norma R.?.  They had one known child, Beulah L, born 1909, IA.

 

6.      Appalonia McKay, sixth child of Joseph McKay and Rachel Letson, born 1 Jan. 1830, baptized 6 Sep. 1830, NY. Appalonia married Abitse Partridge, son of Daniel W. Partridge. The family lived in Colden, Erie County, NY. They had two known children:

 

1.      Daniel W. Partridge, born Nov. 1857, NY. I believe he is the Daniel W. in Glenwood Springs Town, Garfield County, CO, in 1900. He is a Lodger and it gives his status as widowed.

 

2.      Fidelia Partridge, born ca 1863, NY.

 

6.      Isaac B. McKay, sixth child of Joseph McKay and Rachel Letson, born 18 Jun. 1832, baptized 6 Oct. 1833, NY. Isaac married Louisa M. Ralyea. Louisa, born ca 1833,  was the daughter of Benjamin and Clarissa Ralyea of Aurora, Erie County, NY.  Fred B. McKay, son of Isaac B. McKay and Louisa Ralyea, married Cora L.?, born ca 1873, MI.  No children.  They lived in Kent County, MI.  Isaac was a merchant and a Wood & Coal Dealer.  By the 1930 census, Cora was a widow.

 

7.      Charles McKay, seventh child of Joseph McKay and Rachel Letson, born 4 Aug. 1834, baptized 5 Apr. 1834, NY. Charles married Julia ?.  They lived first in Colden, Erie County,  then in Ottawa County, MI, and in Muskegon County, MI.  Charles McKay and Julia had the following known children:

 

1.      Charles L. McKay, born Dec. 1855 or 1857, NY. Charles married Anna ?, born Sep. 1859, MI. They had the following known children:

 

1.      Julia E. McKay, born Oct. 1879

 

2.      Myrtie McKay, born 27 Jan. 1883, MI.  She is seen on the 1920 census as Martha. Myrtie married Charles Darwin Garvey.  They lived in Muskegon County, MI. Myrtie and Charles had the following known children:

 

1.      Elgie L. Garvey, born 12 Mar. 1902, MI, died 24 Sep. 1972 in Muskegon County, MI.  I found no marriage for him.

2.      Ruby C. Garvey, born ca 1905, MI.

3.      Emery Garvey, born ca 1907, MI.

4.      Esther P. Garvey, born ca 1910, MI.

5.      Ella Garvey, born ca 1912, MI.

6.      Dorris Garvey, born ca 1918, MI. (possibly Doris)

 

3.      Raymond McKay, born 16 Aug. 1891, MI.  I could not find more on him except here is a Ray L. McKay living in Kalamazoo, MI. in 1930 whose birth and parent’s birth places fit for him to be the son of Charles L. McKay.  His wife’s name was Gertrude.  On the SSI, a Raymond L. McKay, born 16 Aug. 1891 in Sparta, Kent County, MI, died 15 Apr. 1973 (death place not given).  The dates certainly fit.

 

Sources for the family of Joseph McKay and Rachel Letson were baptismal records from the West Aurora Congregational Church (later Griffins Mills Presbyterian Church), census records, records from Nancy Siders and Bob Letson on the family, Ancestry, and from Barbara Hawks Giezentaner on the Van Etten  and Hawk’s families.

 

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5.      Betsey McKay, fifth child of Sylvester McKay and Elizabeth Bostwick, born 1 Oct. 1791, died 12 Aug. 1870. Betsey married Amaziah Howe.  Here is what is known of their children:

 

3.      Minerva Howe, third child of Betsey McKay and Amaziah Howe, born 28 Oct. 1820, married Leman Goodwin. They lived in Otisco and Skaneateles, Onondaga County, NY.

 

7.      Polly McKay, seventh child of Sylvester McKay and Elizabeth Bostwick, born 28 Feb. 1796, PA, died 6 Mar. 1866. Polly married Rodolphus Burr, born  on 2 Apr. 1820. The family was living in Pampas, Dekalb County, IL in 1850 and 1860. This is what I have on some of their children:

 

1.      Levi Corydon Burr, born 2 Jun. 1821,  died 19 Dec. 1880. Levi married Electa Buffum. Levi is living in Colden, Erie County, NY when the 1850 census was made. With him is a daughter, Maryette (as spelled on the census). Her name was Marietta Burr, born 20 Oct. 1843 in Erie County,  died 21 Nov. 1916 in Boise, ID per One Tree on Ancestry. She married Stephen Anson Matthews 11 Jul. 1865. I believe Electa had died before Aug. 1850 when the census was made. Levi is living in Tremont, Tazewell County, IL later. 

 

4.      Edwin Burr, fourth child of Polly McKay and Rodolphus Burr, born 16 Jun. 1825, NY.  I believe the Edwin Burr living in East Hamburg, Erie County, NY is Polly’s son. He has a wife named Hattie, born ca 1825, NY. In the household is an elderly lady named Betsy Carr and it says mother. She could be Hattie’s mother. The following children are listed:

 

1.      John Burr, born ca 1863, NY.

2.      Addie Burr, born ca 1866, NY.

3.      Eugene Burr, born ca 1870, NY.

 

6.      Sabrina Burr, sixth child of Polly McKay and Rodolphus Burr, born 26 Feb. 1830, NY. Sabrina married Phineas Joslyn on 21 May 1851 in Dekalb County, Il. The marriage record on Ancestry has Joslin. The family lived in Cortland, Dekalb County, IL. Their children were:

 

1.      Ida M. Joslyn, born May 1856, IL. I believe Ida married Herbert S. Kelsey, born Jun. 1848, NY.. In 1880 they are just above her father on the census. Their children, per census records, were:

 

1.      Howard F. Kelsey, born May 1883

2.      Julia Kelsey, born Nov. 1886, IL.

3.      Albion Kelsey, born Aug. 1888, IL.

 

2.      Mary L. Joslyn, born ca 1856, IL.

3.      Hiram P.H. Joslyn, born ca 1868, IL.

4.      Rodolphus V. Joslyn, born ca 1870, IL.

 

 

THE WADSWORTH FAMILY

 

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Mary “Polly” McKay, second child of Alexander McKay and Mary Sackett, born 7 Aug. 1762, Dutchess County,  died in Beloit, WI. on 13 Aug. 1857 at age 88 yrs., 3 months, 6 days per Wadsworth records.  Her husband, Joseph Wadsworth, born 25 Mar. 1765, son of John Wadsworth and Sarah Webster, died 21 Aug. 1851, in Beloit, at age 86 (both dates per Beloit, WI. Newspapers). Records from the book, “A History of the South Amenia Presbyterian Church of Union Society 1759-1959”, by Ruth Barlow, show that the Wadsworth family was in Amenia, Dutchess County, NY at the same time as Alexander and Mary McKay.  Joseph and other children were born there. Some facts about some of their children:

 

1.      John Wadsworth, first child of Mary McKay and Joseph Wadsworth born 26 Mar. 1790, NY. John married Nancy Davenport, born 17 Jan. 1790 in Peru, Berkshire County, MA, daughter of Joseph Davenport and Mercy Crocker on 17 Jul. 1810. John died 10 Jul. 1841 in Buffalo, Erie County, NY and Nancy died 3 Jan. 1863, also in Buffalo. Some facts about their children:

 

1.      Julia Maria Wadsworth, first child of John Wadsworth and Nancy Davenport born 1811 per the McKay book. The census records confirm she was born in MA. She died 14 Aug. 1861 in Evans, Erie County, NY.  Julia married Ira Ayer 26 Dec. 1828.  Ira was born in Haverhill, MA, 26 Dec. 1802, son of James Ayer and Sarah Bradley.  Their children were:

 

1.      Martha Cecilia Ayer, born Oct. 1829, NY, died 1834

2.      Lavinia Ayer, born 18 Aug. 1834, NY.  (Census, 1900, has 1836 for her birth). Lavinia married George W. Barr, born Dec. 1832, NY. George died in 1912, Lavinia’s death unknown. They had the following known children:

 

1.      Iris Barr, born Oct. 1859, NY. School teacher, remained single.

2.      George W. Barr Jr., born Mar. 1862, NY, died 4 Sep. 1865

3.      Eva Barr, born May 1875, NY.

 

Sources: Ancestry site of Judy Luthin, Census records.

 

3.      Ira Ayer, Jr. born 14 Jul. 1836, NY.  Married Virginia J. James. Of interest, it has on the 1900 census that Virginia (Jennie) was born, Aug. 1845, at sea. Her father was from England and her mother was from Wales.  Ira was an Agent with the Treasury Dept. The family was living in Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, in 1900. Ira Ayer, Jr. was in the Civil War in PA. Infantry.  He filed for a pension as an invalid on 28 Jun. 1875. Jennie Ayer, as a widow, filed 9 Mar. 1903, both petitions filed in NY. Ira, Jr. and Jennie had the following known children:

 

1.      Jane J. Ayer, born Aug. 1864, NY. 

2.      Julia F. Ayer, born Oct. 1866, VA.

3.      Edith L. Ayer, born Aug. 1871, VA.

 

There may possibly have been a son, Ira Ayer, born Oct. 1869, VA.  He is living in Brooklyn, 1900 census, U.S. Army.  His wife’s name is Linnie?, and there are two daughters, Phyllis, born May 1893,  and Margaret J., born Jun. 1894, NY. The Linnie may be Louisa, as this Ira is on the 1910 census with wife, Louisa, and the same daughters. The ages fit.  Ira is a Medical Doctor here.

 

4.      Sarah Cecilia Ayer, born 29 Nov. 1842, NY, married Simon B. Tifft, born 27 May 1840 in Nassau, NY, per Ancestry.  The McKay book has Taft for his last name which is an error. Simon was the son of Elijah G. Tifft and Lydia Ann Lewis. Sarah and Simon married 20 Sep. 1863 in Evans Center, Erie County, NY.  Simon died 1898 in Angola, Erie County, NY.  Children born to Sarah and Simon were:

 

1.      Herbert Cecil Tifft, born 15 Jan. 1867 in Angola, Erie County, NY.

2.      Simon E. Tifft, born 8 Aug. 1868 in Angola, Erie County,  died 23 Aug. 1870 in Angola.

3.      Julia Ayer Tifft born 17 Aug. 1871 in Titusville, Crawford County, PA.  Julia Ayer Tifft married Louis (or Lewis) Hutchinson Galbreath on 27 Jun. 1895, in Ithaca, Tomkins County, NY.  By 1910 Julia was a widow and an Insurance Agent in Titusville, Crawford County, PA.  Children born to Julia and Louis were:

 

1.      Louis Julian Galbreath, born ca 1897, IL.

2.      Mitchell Tifft Galbreath, born ca 1900, NY.

4.      Gertrude Elizabeth Tifft, born 24 Aug. 1875 in Titusville, Crawford County, PA.

 

5.      Julia Maria Ayer, born 17 Jan. 1845, NY, married James Austen per the McKay book.  James was born ca 1831 in Goldaming, England per Ancestry.  I could not find a town by that name in the British Atlas. They had two known children:

 

1.      James Frederick Austen, born ca 1867.  Married Cora DeBolt, born ca 1884, MO.  The family was living in St. Ferdinand, St. Louis County, MO, in 1920. They had the following known children:

 

1.      James F. Austin, born ca 1906

2.      Emerson A. Austen, born ca 1908. An Emerson A. Austen, age 22, born MO, single, was on the 1930 census, as a Boarder in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS.

 

2.      Lavinia Austen, born 13 Mar. 1869 in Irving, Erie County, NY, died 1948 in Muskegon, MI.  Married William Henry Miller Gemmell.  Children per Ancestry were:

 

1.      Kathleen Beatrice Gemmell, born 11 Mar. 1902,MN.

2.      John Henry Gemmell, born 21 Sep. 1903, MN.

3.      Robert Wadsworth Gemmell, born 6 May 1905, MN.

 

Source: Judy Luthin, descendant, and census records.

 

6.      Lowe Bradley Ayer, born Jul. 1850, died in infancy.

 

2.      Lavinia Wadsworth, second child of John Wadsworth and Nancy Davenport, born 19 Jul. 1819, died in Talbotton, GA. on 1 Oct. 1838 per Ancestry. Single. The McKay book has that she died in Tallahassee, FL. I do not know which is correct.

 

3.      Mercy Ann Wadsworth, third child of John Wadsworth and Nancy Davenport born ?, died 14 Oct. 1861. Mercy married Richard McCleaver.  No records have been found on this couple.  Could the surname be in error or the first name?

 

4.      Sarah Wadsworth, fourth child of John Wadsworth and Nancy Davenport, married Henry Lamb.  Henry was a Butcher in Buffalo, NY and ST. Paul, MN.  Surviving children were:

 

4.      Ellen Petrie Lamb, fourth child of Sarah Wadsworth and Henry Lamb, born 31 May 1851, NY. Still living 11 Apr. 1930 when the census was made.  Married William Parker Jewett.  He died before the Apr. 11, 1910 census. I believe Ellen and William had one adopted daughter, Mary Louisa or Louise. She appears on the 1900 census as their daughter, age 26, born MN, Dec. 1873. In 1910 Louise appears as Louise Forbes, age 36, widow, with mother, Ella Jewett, also a widow.  Louise was Principal of a Kindergarten Academy in 1920.  They are in Brooklyn, Kings County, NY.

 

5.      William Henry Lamb, fifth child of Sarah Wadsworth and Henry Lamb, born 18 Nov. 1852, NY, married Catherine E.?, born Apr. 1855, England. Their children were:

 

1.      Ellen W. Lamb, born Jun. 1887, MN.

2.      Margaret E. Lamb, born Aug. 1888, MN.

3.      William H. Lamb, born May 1890, MN.

4.      George H. Lamb, born Apr. 1898, MN.

 

6.      George Wadsworth Lamb, sixth child of Sarah Wadsworth and Henry Lamb, born 27 Aug. 1855, NY.. Remained single.  A George W. Lamb died 25 Apr. 1910 in Ramsey County, MN.

 

7.      Lavinia Lamb, born ca 1869, NY.  This child is not in the McKay book, but she is listed on the 1880 census with Henry and Sarah Lamb.  Possibly died young.

 

5.      Nancy Eugene Wadsworth, fifth child of John Wadsworth and Nancy Davenport born 25 Apr. 1827. Her middle name should be Eugenia.  Also, her married name is seen as Densmore and Dinsmore. Thomas Densmore was born in Alabama ca 1816.  The family was living in Kirksville, Adair County, MO in 1880.

 

2.      Joseph Wadsworth, Jr., second child of Mary McKay and Joseph Wadsworth, Sr., born 14 Oct. 1792, NY, died 11 Apr. 1878 in Beloit, WI. Joseph married Sophia Morton, daughter of Elisha Morton and Elizabeth Sackett (the latter name found on Family Group Sheet, University of WI. Library, River Falls, WI.).  Their marriage date should be 22 Jun. 1817. Sophia was probably born ca 1787, died 19 Jan. 1851 in Beloit, WI.  Joseph, Jr. was an Insurance Agent.  Joseph Wadsworth, Jr. married (2) Damaris Morgan, a widow.  She died 24 Jan. 1873 according to a Beloit, WI newspaper.  Children of Joseph, Jr. and Sophia were:

 

1.      William Wallace Wadsworth, first child of Joseph Wadsworth, Jr. and Sophia Morton, born 22 Apr. 1818, died 1903, in St. Paul, MN. William married Louisa Morton, born ca 1817, died 18 Dec. 1892. They were living in Roscoe, Winnebago County, IL, in 1860 and in River Falls, Pierce County, WI in 1870 and in St. Paul, Ramsay County, MN by 1880. Their third child, Frank, had the full name of Augustus Frank Wadsworth.

 

2.      Louisa R. Wadsworth, second child of William W. Wadsworth and Louisa Morton born 9 Apr. 1849, NY. Louisa married Frank Moore in Pierce County, WI on 7 Dec. 1870. Frank was born Apr. 1843, PA.They lived in St. Paul, Ramsey County, MN, and in Oregon City, Clackamas County, OR.  There is no evidence that their daughters, Alma W. Moore and         Florence G. Moore, ever married.  They are living together in Oregon City when the 1930 census was made.  Florence died 5 Dec. 1969 in Oregon City.  Alma’s death date is unknown.  Both girls were born in MN.

 

2.      Horace Loomis Wadsworth, second child of Joseph Wadsworth, Jr. and Sophia Morton, born 10 Jul. 1821, Erie County, NY, died 30 Dec. 1902 in River Falls, Pierce County, WI. Horace married Ann Ruth Balkcom (also seen as Balcom and Balckom), daughter of Stephen Balkcom and Ruth Riggins. Ann was born 6 Aug. 1820 in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, NJ per a family group sheet. The 1860 census has NY for her birth state. Ann died 10 Jun. 1890 in River Falls, WI. Horace Loomis Wadsworth was an influential man in River Falls, WI. He was instrumental in establishing the First Congregational Church.  He was a farmer but still operated a Boot & Shoe Store in River Falls. He represented his district in the Legislature and served on the county board of St. Croix County while living there. Horace married (2) Martha Jane ?. She died 1 May 1908 in River Falls, WI.  Horace and his two wives are buried in the cemetery at River Falls, WI.

        

 

1.      Emma Morton Wadsworth, first child of Horace Wadsworth and Ann Balkcom, born 13 Jun. 1842 in Aurora, Erie County, NY.  She married Edwin T. Follonsbee.

 

2.      Horace Everett Wadsworth, second child of Horace Wadsworth and Ann Balkcom born 23 Oct. 1843 in Aurora, Erie County, NY.

 

3.      Hannah Mary Wadsworth, third child of Horace Wadsworth and Ann Balkcom, born 6 Aug. 1845 in Aurora, Erie County,  possibly died in WI on 18 Aug. 1863.

 

4.      Dexter Clary Wadsworth, fourth child of Horace Wadsworth and Ann Balkcom born 8 Jun. 1849 in Aurora, Erie County,  died 28 Jan. 1931 in Tacoma,  WA. Dexter married Ida Florence Southard on 30 Jan. 1877 in LaCrosse, WI.  Ida, daughter of Newell Southard and Wealthy A. Pierce, was born 25 Jun. 1855 in Columbus, OH, died 2 May 1955 in Tacoma, WA. Dexter was a lawyer and carpenter.  During the Civil War he was in the 51st Wisconsin Infantry, Co. I.  The children of Dexter and Ida were:

 

1.      Ruth Wadsworth, born 21 Nov. 1877 in Chippewa Falls, WI, died 27 Aug. 1879 in Renville, MN.

 

2.      Winifred Wealthy Wadsworth, born 9 Feb. 1879 in Renville, MN, died 5 Aug. 1969 in Fullerton, CA. Buried in Tacoma, WA.

 

3.      Newell Dexter Wadsworth, born 4 Jul. 1881 in Renville, MN, died 13 Mar. 1956 in Anaheim, CA. Buried Pasadena Mountain View Cemetery.  Married Helen Margaret Hawley on 14 Oct. 1921.Helen, daughter of Cicero S. Hawley and Lyra Belle Shaw, was born 3 May 1890 in Los Angeles, CA, died 23 Apr. 1985.  Children of Newell and Helen were:

 

1.      Virginia Hawley Wadsworth, born 23 Sep. 1924, CA, died 15 May 1943, CA.  Married Ben Joline Wright.

 

2.      Margaret Agnes Wadsworth, born 2 May 1926, CA.

 

5.      Edwin Burk Wadsworth, fifth child of Horace Wadsworth and Ann Balckom, born 5 Jun. 1851 in Beloit, WI, died in 1921, place unknown.  Married Anna Cane Getchell, born 1854, Washington County, ME, died 1912. Known children of Edwin and Anna were:

 

1.      Mabel Ella Wadsworth, born 25 Feb. 1884, ST. Croix County, WI, died Dec 1937.

 

2.      Lucy E. Wadsworth, born 18 Sep. 1891, ST. Croix County, WI, died Dec. 1837.

 

6.      Jay Emerson Wadsworth, sixth child of Horace Wadsworth and Ann Balckom born 10 Jun. 1854, WI.

 

7.      Sarah Sophia Wadsworth, seventh child of Horace Wadsworth and Ann Balckom born 3 Oct. 1855, WI.  Married Judson Ray Getchell on 6 Dec. 1877, WI.  Judson was born 22 Jun. 1854, son of Frederick Warren Getchell and Martha Elizabeth Hanscom.  Judson died 3 Feb. 1934 in Eugene, OR. After this family left Wisconsin they moved to Valley City, ND.  Sarah sent back articles to the River Falls Journal in River Falls, WI. about life in the west.  One, in Oct. 1900, carries a note of homesickness for Sarah and Judson.  They longed to return home and see familiar faces. I have no idea if they ever made it. Sarah’s death date or place is unknown.  Children born to Sarah and Judson per a descendant were: Frederick Horace, born ca 1882; Lyman J., born ca 1884; Martha, born 10 Jun. 1886, River Falls, WI; Amelia B., born ca 1888; Levi T., born ca 1891; Myrna ? G., born ca 1894; Josephine W., born ca 1899 and Simeon.

 

3.      Martha W. Getchell, daughter of Sarah Wadsworth and Judson Getchell married ? Martin.  They had three known children:

 

1.      Philip Warren Martin, born ca 1911

2.      Phyllis M. Martin, born ca 1914

3.      Winifred G. Martin, born 1920

 

4.      Amelia Getchell, daughter of Sarah Wadsworth and Judson Getchell, married Gustaf Swanson.  Their children were:

 

1.      Hermione Swanson

2.      Theron Swanson

3.      Jacquelyn Swanson, born 1 Aug. 1920, married Glen Jensen in 1949.  They had four children.

 

Source for the Getchell damily: Cari Brown Frederick, descendant.

 

8.      Lavinnia Ruth Wadsworth, eighth child of Horace Wadsworth and Ann Balckom (may have been Lovina or Lavina) born 3 May 1857, WI.

 

9.      Joseph Stevens Wadsworth, ninth child of Horace Wadsworth and Ann Balckon, born 6 Sep. 1859, St Croix County, WI, died 10 Jun. 1942.  Married Anna Knutson, born 1854, died 1947.  According to a River Falls, WI. History, Joseph had one of the neatest shoe stores in the county.  He was chief of the fire department from 1894-1897

 

10.     William Harvey Wadsworth, tenth child of Horace Wadsworth and Ann Balckom, born 4 Mar. 1862, WI, died 28 Aug. 1862.

 

Information on the Wadsworth family from family group sheets and newspaper articles found in the University of WI. Library, River Falls, WI, county records found in River Falls, Pierce County, WI, and census records.

 

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3.      Edwin R. Wadsworth, third child of Joseph Wadsworth, Jr. and Sophia Morton born 27 Aug. 1823. Edwin married Emeline Eames. The family was living in Green Bay, Brown County, WI. in 1850 and in Beloit, Rock County, WI in 1860.

 

4.      Celia Wadsworth, fourth child of Joseph Wadsworth, Jr. and Sophia Morton, born 15 Nov. 1825, died 24 Oct. 1891 in Chicago, Cook County, IL (From Ancestry).  Celia married Jacob Chamberlain Hobart in Beloit, WI.  Jacob was born 13 Mar. 1826 in Homer, Courtland County,  died 31 Dec. 1879 in Roscoe, Winnebago County, IL. Their children were:

 

1.      Harriet Lucretia Hobart, first child of Celia Wadsworth and Jacob Hobart born 20 Oct. 1852. Teacher. No further records

 

2.      Edwin Wadsworth Hobart, second child of Celia Wadsworth and Jacob Hobart, born 3 Jun. 1855, died 18 Jul. 1828 in Alhambra, Los Angeles County, CA.  Edwin married Lillie Elizabeth Tuttle, 28 Apr. 1880, in Roscoe, Winnebago County, IL.  Lillie was born 19 Nov. 1853 in Roscoe. Known children of Edwin and Lillie:

 

1.      Paul Tuttle Hobart, first child of Edwin Hobart and Lillie Tuttle, born 3 Apr. 1881 in Roscoe, IL, died 20 Jan. 1948 in Roscoe. Paul married Agnes Elizabeth Belshaw 30 Oct. 1907 in Roscoe. Agnes was born 28 Jan. 1884 in Woodbury County, IA. Paul and Agnes had the following children:

 

1.      Wallace Belshaw Hobart, first child of Paul Hobart and Agnes Belshaw, born 29 Aug. 1908 in Dickey, LaMoure County, ND, died 17 Feb. 1992 in Rockford, Winnebago County, IL.  Wallace married Rose Ida Campobello, daughter of Riccardo Campobello and Virginia Mary Fiorentino.  Rose was born 13 Dec. 1911 in Winona, IL, died 18 Oct. 1988 in Rockford, IL.  Two living children.

 

2.      Mary Hobart, second child of Paul Hobart and Agnes Belshaw, born 23 Jan. 1911.  Evidently died young.

 

3.      Alice Jennie Hobart, third child of Paul Hobart and Agnes Belshaw, born ca 1913, ND. Married George F. Hartje, born Covington, KY.  He died 2 Mar. 1995 in West Lafayette, IN.

 

4.      Paulina Elizabeth Hobart, fourth child of Paul Hobart and Agnes Belshaw, born 16 Feb. 1916, ND, died 5 Jan 1986.

 

5.      Harriet W. Hobart, fifth child of Paul Hobart and Agnes Belshaw, born ca 1918, ND.  Married Raymond Littlewood.

 

6.      Florence Jeanette Hobart, sixth child of Paul Hobart and Agnes Belshaw, born ca 1920, ND.  Married Forest Laverne Bubser, born 22 Nov. 1916, died 28 Nov. 1992.

 

7.      Edwin Franklin Hobart, seventh child of Paul Hobart and Agnes Belshaw, born ca 1921, IL. Edwin enlisted in the Army 21 Aug. 1942 from IL.  Edwin married Ardrienne Eldora Pryor on 19 Jun. 1959. She was born 7 Jul. 1929 in Ironwood, MI.  They had four children.

 

8.      James Alan Hobart, eighth child of Paul Hobart and Agnes Belshaw, born ca 1923, IL, died 14 Jan. 1945 (From WWII and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas). James had enlisted 21 Jan. 1941.  He was a Sgt., 232nd Infantry, 42nd Div. at death.

 

9.      Lawrence L. Hobart, ninth child of Paul Hobart and Agnes Belshaw, born ca 1924, IL.

 

2.      Bessie Marie Hobart, second child of Edwin Hobart and Lillie Tuttle, born 27 Oct. 1883, IL, died 25 Nov. 1951 in Glendale, CA.  Married John Roy, 11 Jul. 1912, in Roscoe, IL. John Roy was born Mar. 1887 in MO, died in 1919, son of Alexander Roy and Caroline Davis per Ancestry.  Bessie and John Roy had the following known children:

 

1.      Rachel C. Ray, born ca 1914, IL.

2,      John H. Roy, born ca 1917, IL.

3.      Clara Lucille Ray, born 15 Jun. 1919, IL, died 1998. Married Jesse Jackson Thompson, 1945.

 

3.      John Ray Hobart (Named on Ancestry but no record of)

4.      Charles E. Hobart, born 17 Jan. 1886, IL, died 15 Nov. 1855 in Glendale, CA.  Married Esther Marie Holmes.

 

5.      Ralph C. Hobart, born Jul. 1888, IL.

6.      Harriet Laura Hobart, born Aug. 1891, IL, Single.

7.      Henry Martin Hobart, born 23 Dec. 1894, died 1966.  Married Ellen Carolina Holmes.

 

3.      William Frank Hobart, third child of Celia Wadsworth and Jacob Hobart born 12 Mar. 1860.  I believe William is erroneously named Lewis on the 1860 census.  William was a Physician. William married in 1905 to Emma ?.  They were living in Casselton, Cass County, ND (same place that James Adolphus McKay lived at one time) in 1910.  This census shows one daughter, Helen, 4 years old, born ND.

 

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5.      Daniel Wadsworth, fifth child of Joseph Wadsworth, Sr. and Mary McKay, born 28 Sep. 1799, died 31 Mar. 1888. Daniel married a widow, Mrs. Mary (Miller) [Barnett].  Daniel is seen as a Clockmaker on census records. They are living in Malone, St. Croix County, WI, by 1860, coming from Erie County, NY.  Mary died 2 Jul. 1902. I believe that both are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls, WI.  Children born to Daniel and Mary were:

 

1.      John Gregory Wadsworth, son of Daniel Wadsworth and Mary Barnett, born 30 Oct 1827, NY.  (The McKay book has his birth year as 1825 which is an error). John married Mary Ann Wainwright, born 29 Jun. 1825, in Newark-On-Trent, England.  Mary Ann must have died between 1870 and 1880.  John G. is alone when the 1880 census was made. He is living in Madison, Lake County, Dakota Territory. John and Mary Ann had the following children:

 

1.      Amelia Wadsworth, first child of John G. Wadsworth and Mary Wainwright, born ca 1846, NY. The 1850 census has her name as Emilie.

 

2.      Charles Wadsworth, second child of John G. Wadsworth and Mary Ann Wainwright, born ca 1854, MN.

 

3.      Ida (also seen as Hattie) Wadsworth, third child of John G. Wadsworth and Mary AnnWainwright, born ca 1858, WI.

 

4.      John George Wadsworth, fourth child of John G. Wadsworth and Mary Ann Wainwright, born 26 Aug. 1859, Kinnickinnic, WI.  John George Wadsworth graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1882.  He married Kittie Marie Baker, born 27 Feb. 1863 in Oconmowoe, WI. Their marriage was on 27 Aug. 1886   in Champaign, IL. John George and Kittie had one son, John Baker Wadsworth, born 8 Nov. 1898.

 

2.      Joseph Martin Wadsworth, second child of Daniel Wadsworth and Mary Barnett, born 14 Jun. 1830, NY.  Married Melissa McKay, daughter of George C. McKay and Melissa Knapp. (see pg. 55 in the McKay book).  Melissa was born in Trumbull County, OH. Joseph and Melissa lived in Lafayette County, WI, Pierce County, WI, IA,  Seward, NE, and Stillwater, MT.  Joseph and Melissa had the following children:

 

1.      George A. Wadsworth, first child of Joseph M. Wadsworth and Melissa McKay, born ca 1856, IA, died 22 Sep. 1942 in Multnomah, OR per a One Tree on Ancestry. George married Emma Viola McKay, daughter of Freeborn McKay and Mary Ellen Davis. Emma V. had married Levi Edwin Bouck 13 Oct. 1883 in River Falls, WI. A Levi Bouck died 12 Nov. 1895 in Dunn County, WI. This may be same as Emma’s husband. If so, George and Emma married shortly after his death or there could have been a divorce.  The family was living in Big Timber, Sweet Grass County, MT.  Their children, per Census records, were:

 

1.      George R. Wadsworth, born ca 1895, MT.

2.      Hardy D. Wadsworth, born ca 1896, MT.

3.      Nellie R. Wadsworth, born ca 1899, MT.

4.      Alta A. Wadsworth, born ca 1903, MT.

5.      Ada B. Wadsworth, born ca 1906, MT.

 

2.      Edward Wadsworth, second child of Joseph M. Wadsworth and Melissa McKay, born ca 1859, WI.

 

3.      Nellie Wadsworth, third child of Joseph M. Wadsworth and Melissa McKay born ca1868, WI.

 

4.      Mary Ellen Wadsworth, fourth child of Joseph M. Wadsworth and Melissa McKay, born 22 Mar. 1868 in River Falls, Pierce County, WI, died 1960. Married William A. Willard.  I believe Mary Ellen and William had one daughter, Mary Willard, born Jan. 1896, MT, perhaps more.

 

5.      Alta Wadsworth, fifth child of Joseph M. Wadsworth and Melissa McKay, born ca 1870, WI.

 

6.      Burtie W. Wadsworth (male), sixth child of Joseph M. Wadsworth and Melissa McKay born Sep. 1874, WI.

 

3.      Daniel D. Wadsworth, third child of Daniel Wadsworth and Mary Miller Barnett born 8 Mar. 1834.

 

4.      Catherine E. Wadsworth, fourth child of Daniel Wadsworth and Mary Barnett born 5 Aug. 1836. Married Sidney Joslyn of Council Bluffs, IA per “Two Hundred Years of the Wadsworth family in America” by Horace Andrew Wadsworth, 1883.

 

6.      Calvin Wadsworth, sixth child of Joseph Wadsworth, Sr. and Mary McKay, born 17 Sep. 1801,  died 18 Nov. 1882. Calvin married Lucy Beardsley, daughter of Salmon Wheeler Beardsley and Abigail Penfield, on 3 Mar. 1825 in Erie County, NY. Lucy was born 4 Jul. 1802.  They lived in Madison, Lake County, OH. By 1880 Calvin, Sr. was a widower. All of their children were born in  except Lavinnia Adriana who was born in OH.  Calvin was a Physician. Comments found about Calvin were that he was a remarkably well preserved man for his years, has published several tracts on religious and secular topics, and takes great interest in the welfare and happiness of mankind.  Some facts about some of their children:

 

1.      Solomon Joseph Wadsworth, first child of Calvin Wadsworth, Sr. and Lucy Beardsley, born 3 Dec. 1825, died 17 Sep. 1870. Solomon and his wife had another child, Sarah E. Wadsworth, born Jun. 1854, died 22 Sep. 1855, that is not listed in the book.

 

6.      Mary Eliza Wadsworth, sixth child of Calvin Wadsworth, Sr. and Lucy Beardsley born 9 Feb. 1839, NY.  Married Joseph Savage 18 Nov. 1861 in NY.  Joseph was born in England, Jul. 1834.  By 1870 the Savage family is living in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH. By 1880 they are in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA.  Mary Eliza Wadsworth and Joseph Savage had the following children:

 

1.      Theodore J. Savage, born 3 Nov. 1864, OH.  Married Florence Toy, born Jan. 1867, CA, daughter of Daniel and Mary A. Toy.  Theodore and Florence had one known child, Bertha Savage, born Dec. 1888, CA.  Theodore was a lawyer.  He married (2) Eunice ?.

 

2.      Lucy W. Savage, born 29 Aug. 1869, OH. Married Clayton Wilson.  They had two known children, Robert Wilson and Donald Wilson.

 

3.      Bertha Savage, born 21 Sep. 1871, OH. Believed to have died young.

 

4.      Ada Mary Savage, born 21 Sep. 1878, CA. (1880 census has OH.)  Ada was a teacher in Los Angeles in 1920, still single.  I could not find her after that.

 

8.      Calvin Wadsworth, Jr., eighth child of Calvin Wadsworth, Sr. and Lucy Beardsley, born 8 Sep. 1843, NY. Calvin married Winifred Kennedy 1 Nov. 1865.  Winifred was born 1 Nov. 1845, NY, died 28 Aug. 1928 in Lake Forest, Lake County, IL. Their children were:

 

1.      William Seward Wadsworth, first child of Calvin Wadsworth Jr. and Winifred Kennedy born 10 May 1867, OH.

 

2.      Calvin Wadsworth, III, second child of Calvin Wadsworth, Jr. and Winifred Kennedy, born 2 Oct. 1868, OH, died 20 Oct. 1944 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, MI.  Calvin married Juanita Caroline Piergue on 30 May 1900 in Ottawa, LaSalle County, IL.  Juanita was born in IL, but her parents were born in France. Calvin Wadsworth III and Juanita had the following children:

 

1.      Calvin Wadsworth IV, born 21 Oct. 1902, IL.

2.      Victoria Wadsworth, born 1905, MI.  Married Alfred J. Hudson.

 

Obituary of Calvin Wadsworth III:

Saginaw News-21 October 1944…For many years well-known here in business and fraternal circles, Calvin Wadsworth, 76, of 408 North Franklin, died Friday at his home.  Mr Wadsworth had managed the Bone Liniment Co. branch here the past 34 years and prior to that was connected with the D.E. Prall Drug Co. here.  He was especially active in the Masonic Order.  He was a member of Masonic Lodge 77, the Bay City Consistory and was a life member of Elf Khrafeh Shrine, of which he was alchemist for more than 30 years.  He also was a member of the United Commercial Travelers.

 

Mr. Wadsworth was born Oct. 2, 1868 in Painesville, OH, and married Juanita C. Piergue in 1900 in Ottawa, IL.  They came to Saginaw in 1902.

 

He leaves his wife, two children, Chief Carpenters Mate Calvin Wadsworth of the Seabees and Mrs. Alfred J. Hudson of Saginaw; three brothers, Joseph T. of Lake Forest, IL, George K. of Long Beach, CA, and Charles S. of Jacksonville, FL, and four grandchildren.

 

3.      Joseph Thomas Wadsworth, third child of Calvin Wadsworth, Jr. and Winifred Kennedy, born 15 Jun. 1871, IL, died 30 May 1957 in Lake Forest, Lake County, IL.  Written by a nephew: “The house was a big 3 story home with a carriage house in the rear.  As I recall, having been there only once, Uncle Joe and his daughter, Winifred, lived alone in the house using only a small number of rooms.  They also had a wood burning stove that was used for cooking.”  Joseph’s home was on Deerpoint East, Lake Forest, IL.  Joseph Thomas Wadsworth married Mary Henrietta Horton on 25 Aug. 1898 in Hinsdale, DuPage County, IL.  Mary was born 16 Dec. 1867 in Lake Forest, IL.  Their children were:

 

1.      Joseph Horton Wadsworth, born 21 Jun. 1899 in Lake Forest, IL.

2.      Winifred Henrietta Wadsworth, born 22 Dec. 1900 in Lake Forest, IL.

3.      Sidney Corwin Wadsworth, born 14 Dec. 1902 in Lake Forest, IL.

4.      Edward Beardsley Wadsworth, born 22 Jan. 1906 in Lake Forest, IL.

 

4.      Charles Sheer Wadsworth, fourth child of Calvin Wadsworth, Jr. and Winifred Kennedy, born 16 Mar. 1874, Cook County, IL, died 27 Mar. 1952 in Madison, Dane County, WI.  Married (1) Frances L. McDonald, born May 1874, NY,(2) Unknown.  Children born: Frances Wadsworth and Charles S. Wadsworth (which mother, unknown).  Frances married T.J. Beggs. Of interest is an obituary in the Florida Times Union, 28 Mar 1952, Jacksonville, FL even though Charles lived in Madison, WI.

 

Madison, March 27--Funeral services for Charles Sheer Wadsworth, 77, a retired civil engineer who died early yesterday at Madison County Memorial Hospital after a short illness, will be held at 11 A.M. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic church.  Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, with T.J. Beggs Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Mr. Wadsworth was born in Chicago but lived in Madison 35 years.  He was prominent in civic affairs, was a Kiwanian and a member of St Vincent de Paul Church.  He was county engineer for Madison when the first extensive county roads program was in effect.  He later did engineering work for the Ringling Estate, museum and circus grounds and the Bobby Jones golf course at Sarasota, FL.

 

Survivors are a son, Charles S. Wadsworth, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, a daughter, Mrs. T.J. Beggs, Jr. of Madison; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two brothers, Joseph T. Wadsworth of Lake Forest, IL, and George K. Wadsworth of Cleveland.

 

5.      George Kennedy Wadsworth, fifth child of Calvin Wadsworth, Jr. and Winifred Kennedy, born 28 Jul. 1876, IL, died 22 May 1958 in Painesville, Lake County, OH.  Married (1) Katherine Hardy Barritt, born 22 Aug. 1876 in Merchantville, Camden County, NJ, on 2 Apr. 1901.  Married (2) Clara ? in 1937. Children born to George and Katherine were:

 

1.      Charles Barritt Wadsworth, born Dec. 1901 in Chicago, Cook County, IL.

2.      Marion Katherine Wadsworth, born 30 Jan. 1904 in Chicago, IL.

3.      Arthur William Wadsworth, born 26 May 1907 in Chicago, IL.

4.      George Kennedy Wadsworth, Jr., born Mar. 1908 in Chicago, IL.

 

The following was written by a grandson of George Kennedy Wadsworth about his grandfather:  “My grandfather, while married to Katherine, had four children. He divorced Katherine in 1913.  He then married Clara, who was from Kentucky and was a good cook. I think in 1938 they moved to Long Beach, CA, where they bought a hand made candy store.  During the process of running the store, customers would come in and say they would enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, so, they started serving coffee.  Eventually people would ask for a roll or donut with their coffee, so George and Clara obliged.  All of this would eventually lead to preparing lunch, and finally dinner. After the outbreak of WW II, they made a killing with her home cooked meals.  As a youngster, I have seen a photograph of the restaurant with people standing for probably 150-200 feet outside the restaurant, in line, just to get in.

 

In 1952 or 1953, Clara suffered a stroke, and my Mother and Dad decided that George and Clara should relocate from California to live with us in Euclid, OH.  I don’t remember their arrival, all I can remember is that Clara was totally bedridden and Mother and Dad changing her bedclothes and linens daily as she was incontinent.  I believe that she passed away in 1954.

 

In 1955, we moved from Euclid, OH to Mentor, OH and into a 3 bedroom home.  Mother and Dad had one bedroom, my Grandmother Brockman had one bedroom and George and I shared the third.”

 

The 1900 census says that George was born in July, 1875, and not in 1876 as reported by Arthur, his son at the time of his death. 

 

6.      Theodore Lyman Wadsworth, sixth child of Calvin Wadsworth, Jr. and Winifred Kennedy, born Nov. 1878, IL, died 25 May 1907 in Chicago, Cook County, IL.  Married Florence McDonald.

 

7.      Raymond Arthur Wadsworth, born 23 Sep. 1881, in Chicago, Cook County, IL.  Married Isabel Houston.

 

 

THE DOUGLAS FAMILY

 

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Lois McKay, third child of Alexander McKay and Mary Sackett, born 20 Mar. 1765, Dutchess County,  died 13 Sep. 1823 in Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY. Lois married Benjamin Douglas.  The name is seen as Douglass in records, also.  Benjamin was born 4 Dec. 1765 in Stephentown,  son of William Douglas and Hannah Cole. He died 18 Aug. 1842 in Stephentown. Both Benjamin and Lois are buried in the Stephentown Cemetery. In notes from Terry Flynn, the following children of Lois and Benjamin were baptized on “the Lord’s Day, 1 Mar. 1801, in the Congregational Church, Greenfield, Saratoga County, NY: William, Benjamin, Lois, Cynthia and Diodama.

 

An independent study on the Douglas family gives the children of Lois and Benjamin as: William Benjamin Douglas, born 8 Sep. 1789; Cynathia Douglas, born Feb. 1798; Alanson Douglas, born 7 May 1800; Deidamia Douglas, born 7 May 1800 (twins); Appolonia Douglas, born 20 May 1802; LeGrand Wheeler Douglas, born 18 May 1804; John Lansing Douglas, born 18 Aug. 1806; Hannah Cole Douglas, born 9 Dec. 1808. This disagrees with what is in James A. McKay’s book for names and dates and, to me, is not necessarily correct. Benjamin remarried on 11 Jan. 1824 to the Widow Wood per Stephentown records.

 

The Epitaph on the grave marker for Lois Douglas reads: “Go home my friends, wipe off your tears. Here I must lie till Christ appears.”

 

1.      William B. Douglas, first child of Benjamin Douglas and Lois McKay, born 9 Sep. 1888, died 17 Nov. 1827 in the 39th year of his life per his tombstone.  William married Myra Dibble. Myra died 23 May 1860.  Both are buried in the Stephentown Cemetery. William B. was a Veteran of the War of 1812. The Epitaph on William’s grave marker reads: “Faith beholds the Dying here-Transported to a glorious sphere.”

 

1.      Henry T. Douglas, first child of William B. Douglas and Myra Dibble, married Almira J. Harris.  The McKay book has her as the daughter of W.B. Harris.  Stephentown, NY; cemetery records have her father as Dr. Nicholas Harris. Henry married (2) Mary M. Brown. Almira, first wife, died 26 Jan. 1871; Henry T. Douglas died 19 Oct. 1888; Mary M., second wife, died in 1897.  All are buried in the Stephentown, NY Cemetery.  Henry was a farmer and storekeeper in North Stephentown for many years.  He became Postmaster in 1845 and was still in that position in 1880.  He was a member of Masonic Lodge, Unity #9, and a member of the Baptist Church since Apr. 1827. Children born to Henry and Almira were:

 

1.      William H. Douglas, first child of Henry T. Douglas and Almira Harris, born 25 Dec. 1838, died 22 Mar. 1852.  Buried in the Stephentown Cemetery, NY.

 

2.      Caroline Martha Douglas, second child of Henry T. Douglas and Almira Harris, born 6 Jun. 1840 (Family Tree on Ancestry has Jan.), died 7 Jun. 1934, both in Stephentown, NY. Caroline married William Asa Gile, born 3 Oct. 1844 in Canaan, Columbia County,  the son of Lorenzo Gile and Eliza Ann Dean.  William died 24 Mar. 1922 in Stephentown, NY. Their children were:

 

1.      Harriet Eliza Gile, born 8 Oct. 1870, NY, died 18 Oct 1890

2.      Daisey H. Gile, born 1873, NY.  I believe Daisey died 13 Apr. 1878.

3.      Almira Harris Gile, born 14 Feb. 1874, NY.

4.      Caroline Martha Gile, born 1877, NY, died 7 Jun. 1934 in Stephentown, NY.

 

2.      Mary Douglas, second child of William B. Douglas and Myra Dibble, born 17 Nov. 1817, married Dr. John Lynd. I only found one census for this family.  In 1860 the family was living in Chili, Monroe County, NY.  Children listed on that census were:

 

1.      Harriet Lynd, born ca 1854, NY.

2.      John W. Lynd, born ca 1857, NY.

3.      Charles W. Lynd, born ca 1858

 

A John W. Lynd (relative’s name Maria Lynd), Captain, was on the 1890 Veteran’s Schedule from Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, NY.  Served 1861-62.  This could possibly be this same Dr. John Lynd.

 

3.      Elvira Douglas, third child of William B. Douglas and Myra Dibble, born 20 Oct. 1819, married Henry Herrick.  The McKay book has his name as Harrich which may be correct in German spelling. On One Tree, Ancestry, someone has listed their children as: Francelia; George Dan; William Douglas; Micah; Joseph Morehouse and Charles Dibble.  Either Myra was left out or Micah is supposed to be Myra.  All were born in NY. Elvira evidently died between the 1860 and the 1870 census, as Henry has a new wife, Susan M. There is a mystery about Myra.  The 1860 census shows a Myra Herrick, age 5.  The 1870 shows a Myra Herrick, age 5.  By 1880 she is 15 years old and is Myra D. Herrick.  The only explanation is that the first Myra died and there was a second Myra. Whether Elvira was the mother of both  or Susan the mother of the second Myra is unknown.  The family lived in Edinburgh, Saratoga County, NY.

 

1.      Charles Dibble Herrick, first child of Henry Herrick and Elvira Douglas, born 18 Nov. 1840, married Sarah ?.  They had one daughter, Mildred A. Herrick, born Sep. 1869, MI.  The family was living in Detroit, Wayne County, MI. and Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, MI. Charles was a manufacturer of cigar boxes and a traveling agent.

 

2.      Joseph Morehouse Herrick, second child of Henry Herrick and Elvira Douglas, born 29 Sep. 1842, married Cornelia A.?, born MA. The family was living in Maple Grove, Barry County, MI. in 1880.  The book has 1852 for Joseph’s birth year which is an error.  Children of Joseph and Cornelia were:

 

1.      Alfred H. Herrick, born ca 1866, NY.

2.      David R. Herrick, born ca 1870, MI.

3.      Edith E. Herrick, born ca 1875, MI.

 

3.      William Douglas Herrick, third child of Henry Herrick and Elvira Douglas born 26 Dec. 1844.  No further records.

 

4.      Francelia Herrick, fourth child of Henry Herrick and Elvira Douglas, born 6 Feb. 1848, married Fayette Hunt, son of George W. and Susan Hunt of Saratoga County, NY. The Fayette Hunt family was living in Maple Grove, Barry County, MI by 1880.  Children born to Francelia and Fayette Hunt were:

 

1.      Hattie E. Hunt, born ca 1867, NY.

 

2.      George H. Hunt, born ca 1873, NY.  His middle initial is seen as A., also.  George married Nora B.? They had one known daughter, Gertrude F. Hunt, born ca 1911, MI.  This family lived both in Assyria, Barry County, MI, and in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, MI.

 

3.      Maggie Hunt, born May 1875, NY. Maggie married George E. Bennett, born Feb. 1871, MI. The family lived in Convis, Calhoun County, MI and in Assyria, Barry County, MI. The 1910 census shows that Maggie and George had 4 children, 2 living. In this census Maggie is a widow living with her daughter, Bessie Venn (spelled Vener). Known children of Maggie and George were:

 

1.      Bessie Bennett, born Mar. 1892, MI, married Garnet J, Venn (spelled Vener on the 1930 census).  Their children were:

 

1.      Margaret F. Venn, born ca 1911, MI.

 

2.      Robert R. Venn, born 13 Nov. 1912, MI, died 22 Aug. 2005 in Battle Creek, MI.  Robert enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served until 1945.  He received a battlefield commission to Second LT. and was assigned to General McArthur’s advanced Headquarters in Australia and New Guinea as an intelligence officer.  He was awarded a Bronze Star.

 

3.      Walter George Venn, born ca 1915, MI, died 2 Oct. 2003 in Battle Creek, MI.

 

4.      Harold G. Venn, born 2 Dec. 1917, MI, died Jun. 1983 in Sun City, Maricopa County, AZ.

 

5.      Donald W. Venn, born 5 Aug. 1920, MI, died Jun. 1996 in Denton, Denton County, TX.  Enlisted 23 Feb. 1942 in the Army for WWII.

 

6.      Francis Venn, born ca 1926, MI. Francis married Donald Angell.  Lived in FL.

 

7.      Marilyn Venn, born after Apr. 1930.  Marilyn married ? Standley. Lived in CA.

 

Sources on the Venn family: Census records, Robert R. Venn’s obituary on Ancestry.

 

2.      Roy H. Bennett, born Jul. 1893, MI.

 

4.      Fay Hunt, born ca 1879.

 

5.      I believe there was another child, Walter Hunt, born Dec. 1881, MI. He is living with his sister, Maggie, on the 1900 census. If so, this child #5 married Elsie C.?. They lived in Antwerp, Van Buren County, MI.  Children listed were:

 

1.      Douglas F. Hunt, born 6 Feb. 1909, MI, died Apr. 1984 in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo, MI.  Douglas married Dorothy M.?.  They had one known daughter, Lorraine R., born ca 1929.

 

2.      Eva T. Hunt, born ca 1911.

 

5.      George C. Herrick, fifth child of Henry Herrick and Elvira Douglas born 7 Aug. 1851. His ages vary on census records as if he was born in 1851 or 1853??.  His middle initial is seen as D, also, which may be correct if he was George Dan Herrick. George married Kittie ?. They were living in Nassau, Rensselaer County, NY. No children found.  In 1930, George  Herrick is a widower.  It lists his occupation as Clerk-NY. State Senate.  On Ancestry his name is listed as George Dan Herrick.

 

6.      Myra D. Herrick, sixth child of Henry Herrick and Elvira Douglas, born 7 Jan. 1855.

 

4.      Harriet Douglas, fourth child of William B. Douglas, born 10 Aug. 1822, married Washington J. Green.

 

2.      Benjamin Douglas, second child of Benjamin Douglas and Lois McKay, born 3 Aug. 1793.

 

3.      Lois Douglas, third child of Benjamin Douglas and Lois McKay, born 20 Feb. 1796.  Married Henry Hull.  Hill is incorrect.

 

4.      Cynthia Douglas, fourth child of Benjamin Douglas and Lois McKay, born 9 Feb. 1798, married George Landon. Cynthia died 27 Jun. 1825 of Consumption.  George died 3 Aug. 1843.  Both are buried in the Stephentown, NY, Cemetery.  Cynthia’s Epitaph reads: “Why loving friend that flowing tear-While standing near my dark abode-Tho you with me may moulder here-Yet faith can raise the soul to God.”  On George’s grave marker, his Epitaph is: “An honest man is the noblest work of God.”

 

5.      Diadama Douglas, fifth child of Benjamin Douglas and Lois McKay, born 9 Feb. 1798.  Married Jared Starr Babcock, born 14 May 1795,  died 16 Oct. 1838 in Pittsfield, Pike County, IL. There are some different names for their children on Ancestry.  They are: 

 

1.      Benjamin Douglas Babcock, born 8 Apr. 1819, Stephentown, NY.

 

2.      Jane Ann Babcock, born 13 Jun. 1820, Stephentown, NY. (Jennie ?).

 

3.      Robert Fulton Babcock, born 30 May 1822, Stephentown, NY. The McKay book has his middle name as Fuller, but a descendant has it as Fulton.  He is the only one I found on a census. Robert married Mary       Sapronia Gilman in Barry, Pike County, IL. In 1850 they were living in Pike County, IL, but in 1870 they were in Andalusia, Rock Island County, IL.  By 1880 they were in Summit, Saline County, KS.  Children born to Robert and Mary per census records were:

 

1.      George D. Babcock, born 1850, IL.

 

2.      Ella Babcock, born ca 1853, IL.

 

3.      Flora Babcock, born ca 1857, IL.

 

4.      Emily Babcock, born ca 1859, IL.

 

5.      Robert G. Babcock, Jr., born ca 1862, IL.

 

6.      Mary D. Babcock, born ca 1864, IL.

 

7.      Clara Frances Babcock, born ca 1867, IL. Married Frank Ellsworth Richwine, born 4 Jun. 1862 in Perkinsville, Madison County, IN, died 8 Sep. 1947 in Warsaw, Koshiusko County, IN.

 

1. Known child: Helen Richwine, born 1 Jul. 1899 in Greensburg, Kiowa County, KS, died 2 Jun. 1974 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH.

 

Source: Nikki Nickell, descendant.

 

8.      David Babcock, born ca 1869, IL. (Daniel J. in 1880).

 

4.      Lois Douglas Babcock, born 4 May 1824 (The McKay book has Louis).

 

5.      Myren Wirt Babcock, born 11 Sep. 1832, Stephentown, NY.

 

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6.      Appalonia Douglas, sixth child of Benjamin Douglas and Lois McKay, born 4 May 1802. Married Austen/Austin Stowell.  Lived in Pittsfield, MA. Appalonia died 16 Oct. 1826 at age 21. She is buried in the Stephentown Cemetery, NY.  Her Epitaph reads:“Death marked her his prey in the bloom of youth-From his grasp; no kind angel could save-And innocence, meekness, religion and truth-All slumber in Appalonia’s grave.” No children.

 

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7.      Le Grand Wheeler Douglas, seventh child of Benjamin Douglas and Lois McKay, born May 1804. Married Ann Smith. The family was living in Cherry Creek Chautauqua County, NY. Children born per census records were:

 

1.      Smith Douglas, born ca 1845, NY, married Ellen ?.  They had one known son, Floyd, born ca 1874, NY.

 

2.      Asa Douglas, born ca 1851, NY.

 

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8.      John Lansing Douglas, eighth child of Benjamin Douglas and Lois McKay, born 18 Aug. 1806. Married Elenor/Eleanor Boughton (one website has Haughton) on 20 Nov. 1828.  She was born 11 Mar. 1806, NY. Of the children listed in the McKay book, Margaret O. Douglas died 13 Jan. 1844 and Mary Melissa Douglas died 22 Aug. 1844. Minnie M. Douglas’s name is given as Amanda on the 1850 census.  The family was living in Carroll, Chautauqua County, NY.

 

1.      Appolonia L. Douglas, first child of John L. Douglas and Eleanor Boughton, born 25 Sep. 1829, married (1) Jason Braley?, (2) Hiram Wadsworth on 13 Jan. 1854.

 

3.      Hannah A. Douglas, third child of John L. Douglas and Eleanor Boughton, born 27 Dec. 1833, married William E. Brown.

 

4.      Minnie M. Douglas (also seen as Minnie B.), fourth child of John L. Douglas and Eleanor Boughton, born 16 Jun. 1837, married George M. Berkeley.

 

6.      Alice L. Douglas, sixth child of John L. Douglas and Eleanor Boughton, born 4 Oct. 1846, married Charles E. Stanard on 28 Aug. 1869.

 

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9.      Hannah Cole Douglas, ninth child of Benjamin Douglas and Lois McKay, born 9 Dec. 1808, died 25 Apr. 1841. She is buried in the Stephentown Cemetery, NY.  Her Epitaph reads: “Sleep gently on thence saintly one-For naught shall ere disturb thee now-Thy strugglings in this world are done-And peace reigns gladly on thy brow.”  It is signed by A.E. Belden, Pittsfield, MA.  Hannah never married.

 

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10.     Margaret Douglas, tenth child of Benjamin Douglas and Lois McKay, born 5 Nov 1812. Married Elijah Goodrich Carr. Elijah was born 14 Oct. 1809 in New Lebanon, Columbia County, NY, son of Spencer Carr and Zylphia Goodrich per Ancestry. The family was living in Manchester, Washtenaw County, MI. Her name is seen as Marietta on the 1850 census and Marrietta D.(Douglas?) on the 1870. A website on Ancestry gives her name as Mariette. Their children were all born in MI.  I only found records on one child:

 

2.      Spencer Elijah Carr, second child of Margaret Douglas and Elijah Carr born 24 Jul. 1845. Spencer married Minnie E. ? (also seen as Minnie M.)  She was born in NY. ca 1850, father in France and mother in NY. Spencer moved his family from Washtenaw County, MI. to Michigan City, La Porte County, IN. By the 1900 census Minnie was a widow. Known children born to Spencer and Minnie were:

 

1.      Neva Carr, born ca 1873, MI.

2.      I. Verne Carr (male), born ca 1875, MI.

3.      Minnie M. Carr, born Nov. 1882, MI.

 

THE EDWARDS FAMILY

 

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Elizabeth McKay, fourth child of Alexander McKay and Mary Sackett, born 20 Feb. 1766, MA, died 24 Aug. 1833 in Peru, Huron County, OH. Elizabeth married Alanson Edwards. Alanson was born 8 Jan. 1768 in Northampton, MA, died 22 Sep. 1834 in Peru, Huron County, OH.  His parents were Ebenezer Edwards and Lucy Warner of Northampton, and he was the uncle of Lydia Edwards that married Daniel McKay.  Both Elizabeth and Alanson are buried in Strong’s Ridge Cemetery, Lyme Township, Huron County, OH.  Alanson Edwards was a Juror from 1793-1798 in Greenfield, Saratoga

County, NY.

 

1.      Alanson Edwards, Jr., first child of Alanson Edwards and Elizabeth McKay, was baptized 7 Feb. 1796 in Greenfield Congregational Church, Saratoga County, NY. Alanson, Jr. married Lydia (Hopkins) [Camp], a widow.

 

1.      Harriet Edwards, first child of Alanson Edwards, Jr. and Lydia Camp born 12 Jun. 1820, Onondaga County, NY. Harriet married Benjamin Franklin Farwell, born 28 May 1814 in Mansfield, CT, son of John Farwell and Almira Williams.  The 1870 census gives her name as H.C. Farwell. Harriet was a widow by then and living in Corning, Steuben County, NY. Children of Harriet and Benjamin were:

 

1.      Harriet Farwell, born ca 1845, Madison County, NY.

2.      Alfred Farwell, born ca 1846, Steuben County, NY.

3.      Sophia Farwell (In McKay book, no record found of her)

 

2.      Sophia Edwards, second child of Alanson Edwards, Jr. and Lydia Camp, born May 1824, married Alpheus Taylor per the McKay book.  No further records.

 

3.      Henry Dwight Edwards, third child of Alanson Edwards, Jr. and Lydia Camp, born 18 May 1822 married Lucy Merritt. They were living in Painted Post and in Erwin, both in Steuben County, NY. Lucy’s mother has the name of Lucena Calkins on the 1870 and 1880 census while she is living with Lucy and Henry.  She either remarried or Lucy had been married before.  Besides the son, Charles A. Edwards, mentioned in the McKay book, there is another son, William, on the 1870 and 1880 census, born ca 1863, NY.  On the 1850 census, Henry’s name is mistakenly seen as Edward.

 

2.      Thaddeus Edwards, second child of Alanson Edwards and Elizabeth McKay, born 10 Dec. 1795, baptized 7 Feb. 1796 in Greenfield Congregational Church, Saratoga County, NY. Per “Historical Files of Skaneateles, NY.”, published by F.G. Humphreys, Thaddeus’ family moved to Skaneateles in Feb. 1798. This is where Thaddeus died on 8 May 1890. “Our Patronymics” by Elizabeth Edwards Gifford, has Mary Putnam as marrying Thaddeus Edwards instead of Mary Parsons.  Mary died 28 Jul. 1837.Thaddeus was a farmer and surveyor, insurance agent, saddler and harness maker. His second wife, Maria Clark, was the daughter of Nathan and Lovisa (Edwards) Clark. According to the “Historical Files”, they were married in 1838 in West Hampton, MA. Children of Thaddeus:

 

1.      Henry P. Edwards, first child of Thaddeus Edwards and Mary Putnam?, born 13 Jul. 1826, NY. I only found him on one census.  He is living with Thaddeus and Maria in Skaneateles, Onondaga County,  on the 1880 Census. It denotes he is paralyzed on one side.

 

2.      Albert Lansing Edwards, second child of Alanson Edwards and first child of second wife, Maria Clark, born 19 Apr. 1841, NY. The census records have him as an artist and portrait painter.  He and wife, Martha M. Edwards were living in Syracuse, Onondaga County, NY in 1880.  I believe Martha’s parents were Salmon and Jerusha Sherwood of Manlius, Onondaga County, NY. No records found on Albert’s daughter, Hildagard.

 

3.      Mary Clark Edwards, third child of Thaddeus Edwards and second child of second wife, Maria Clark born 10 Jul. 1843, NY. Married William R. Bailey, born in Newton, Wales on 13 Aug. 1832 per Ancestry.  The 1900 census has Mary’s birth month as Jan. in lieu of Jul. The Bailey family was living in Brooklyn, King’s County,  by 1880. Evidently their children, Roger E. Bailey and Louis M. Bailey never married.  Efforts to trace son, William C. Bailey have failed.  Facts gleaned on the daughter are as follows:

 

1.      Mary Edwards Bailey, first child of Mary Clark Edwards and William R. Bailey, born 3 May 1865, NY.  Mary married John H.Eggers on 13 Nov. 1890 per Ancestry.  John was born Jan. 1861, NY. The family was living in Summit, Union County, NJ. John was a publisher and owned his own shop. Their children were:

 

1.      John Winthrop Eggers, born 8 Nov. 1892, Brooklyn, NY. (1900 Census has Nov. 1891).

 

2.      Geraldine Mary Eggers, born 29 Jun. 1894, Brooklyn, NY.

 

3.      Alan Louis Eggers, born 2 Nov. 1896, Saranac, NY.

 

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3.      Elizabeth Edwards, third child of Alanson Edwards and Elizabeth McKay, born  baptized 7 Feb. 1796 in Greenfield Congregational Church, Saratoga County, NY. (I wonder about this baptismal date as she was born in 1797 according to the book). Married Isaac Smith, Jr., born 1 Nov. 1791 in Milford, CT, son of an Isaac Smith. Isaac, Jr. died 20 Feb. 1883 in Napoli, Cattaraugus County, NY. Elizabeth died 9 Apr. 1866 in Napoli.

 

2.      James H. Smith, second child of Elizabeth Edwards and Isaac Smith, born 18 Apr. 1819, NY.  Married Sarah Mayo, born ca 1817, NH.  The family lived in Randolph, Cattaraugus County, NY. All of their children were born in NY, except Augusta.  She was born in MA.  Son, Charles evidently died before the 1860 census.

 

2.      Henry Mayo Smith, second child of James H. Smith and Sarah Mayo, born 5 Feb. 1847, married Effie M.?. On the 1870 census Henry M. is living in Randolph, Cattaraugus County.  In his household is Nellie Smith, age 18.  This could not be his sister, Nellie, as she would have been 12 years old.  Effie was born Nov. 1859, so she would have been 10 years old. The Nellie in 1870 remains a mystery as her status is not given. Henry M. was a Blacksmith and Carpenter. Henry M. Smith and Effie had the following children:

 

1.      Earl D. Smith, born Feb. 1884.

2.      Edward J. Smith, born Mar. 1889.

 

7.      Melissa Edwards Smith, seventh child of Elizabeth Edwards and Issac Smith, born 20 Aug. 1830 in Napoli. Cattaraugus County,  died 4 Nov. 1912 at Salamanca, NY. She is buried in Napoli. Melissa married Albert Roberts on 14 Oct. 1850. Albert was born 31 Jun. 1828 in Napoli, died 7 Jun. 1908 in Napoli. Their children were:

 

1.      Evelon Franklin Roberts, born 5 Jun. 1852, NY. Evelon married Frances E.? in 1873. They were living in Portage County, OH. on the 1900-1930 census records. I could not find them in 1880, so there may have been other children. With them on the 1900 is:

 

1.      Mayme E. Roberts, born ca 1876, NY.

2.      Alice E. Roberts, born ca 1878, NY. Alice married Edward Hogan, born ca 1874, OH.

 

2.      Frances Amelia Roberts, born 14 Aug. 1856, NY. No further records.

3.      Carrie Bell Roberts, born 28 Jun. 1868, NY. No further records.

 

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7.      Melissa Edwards, seventh child of Alanson Edwards, Sr. and Elizabeth McKay, born 19 Jun. 1805, died 24 Jul. 1858. Melissa married (1) Henry Gilbert Linsley, born 3 Aug. 1789 in Cornwall, Addison County, NY, (2) James R. Pineo.  Henry had been married before to a Laura Hopkins and had two daughters, Elizabeth and Laura, when he married Melissa. Melissa Edwards Linsley was called Malena in the Civil War records of her son, Edward. She was called Melia, also. The location of Melissa’s death is unknown.  She was in Prattsburg, Steuben County, NY with her second husband, James Pineo, when the 1850 census was made.   When the 1860 census was made, Edward, her son, is in a Joseph Hopkin’s household in Prattsburg. James Pineo and his two sons are in Center Township, Cedar County, IA.  I tend to believe Melissa died in Prattsburg. Henry Linsley and Melissa Edwards had one son:

 

1.      Edward Abiel Linsley (not Alanson as is in the book) was born 1 Feb. 1845 in Prattsburg, Steuben County, NY.  This is where he lived at age 5 and age 15. Edward enlisted 2 May 1864 on the Union side, Civil War, from the state of IA.  Edward died 28 Oct. 1913 in Ogden, Weber County, UT, at age 68.  Alice (Gunnell) Linsley, his wife, died 19 Jan. 1925 in Salt Lake City, UT, at age 71. Both are buried in the Linsley family plot, Ogden, UT. Edward was a railroad engineer on the Union Pacific and took part in the joining of the rails at Promontory Point, UT, in 1869.  Children born to Edward Abiel Linsley and Alice Gunnell were:

 

1.      Charles Gilbert Linsley, born 21 Feb. 1874, Sweetwater County, Wyoming Territory

 

2.      Claude Ernest Linsley, born 22 Feb. 1876 (twin)

 

3.      Bertha Emily Linsley, born 22 Feb. 1876 (twin)

 

4.      Roselia Irene Linsley, born 31 Oct. 1878, died 6 Dec. 1879

 

5.      Arthur Raymond Linsley, born 1 Dec. 1880

 

6.      Frederick Alonzo Linsley, born 2 Feb. 1884

 

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8.      Cynthia Douglas Edwards, eighth child of Alanson Edwards and Elizabeth McKay, born 5 Nov. 1807. Cynthia married Chauncey Hayes, born 31 Aug. 1800 in Dukes, MA, died 14 Oct. 1873 in Havanna, NY, son of Samuel Hayes III and Anna Pettibone (both born Hartford, CT, per One Tree on Ancestry).  The 1860 census shows the family in Prattsburg, Steuben County, NY.  Chauncey has the occupation of Druggist. Their children were:

 

1.      Harriet Sophia Hayes, born 17 Feb. 1837, Prattsburg, Steuben County,  died 17 Feb. 1887. Harriet was a Teacher. She married William D. Taylor 19 Jul. 1860 in Prattsburg. They had one son, Charles Hayes Taylor, born 1863.

 

2.      Maria Elizabeth Hayes, born 22 Mar. 1839, died 20 Jun. 1841, both in Prattsburg, Steuben County, NY.

 

3.      Cynthia Dora Hayes, born 23 May 1845, Prattsburg, NY. Cynthia married David F. Abbott on 28 Aug. 1872 in Madison, Dane County, WI. They had one daughter, Esther Hayes Abbott, born 1880.

 

4.      Alfred Edward Hayes, born 5 May 1852, Prattsburg, NY. No further records.

 

 

 

THE MEDAD MCKAY FAMILY

 

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Medad McKay, fifth child of Alexander McKay and Mary Sackett, born 20 Mar. 1767 per Wadsworth records, baptized  30 Sep. 1771 in Lenox, MA. He died 28 Oct. 1849 in Augusta, MI. He is buried in the Augusta Cemetery.  Medad McKay had five known wives: (1) Christiana Andress whom he married 25 Dec. 1791 in Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY. Medad divorced her in Oct. 1794 on charges of adultery, (2) Wealthy Tarbox, whom Medad married ca 1794/1796. On a group sheet of a K. Genevieve, she is named Wealthian Tarbox, born ca 1770, S. Greenwich, R.I., daughter of Samuel Tarbox and Lois Matteson. I don’t know if this was ever proved by Liesa Robarge. Wealthy died before Aug. 1807, (3) Marcey/Mary Fellows whom Medad married 21 Aug. 1807 in Franklin, Franklin County, VT.  No further records on her, no known children, (4) Lucy Sutliff Morse, a widow. Lucy died 10 Aug. 1819 in Allegany County, NY. According to research by David Barss, Lucy was born Jul. 1764 in Higganum, Middlesex County, CT, daughter of John Sutliff and Lucy Hodgkin or Hotchkiss, (5) Rebecca ?.  The only record we have on her is on 5 Apr. 1831 when Medad made an indenture between he and his son, Alby in Almond, Allegany County, NY.  Medad gave up his property to Alby because he and his wife, Rebecca, were too infirm to take care of it. Alby was to take care of them. No further records on Rebecca. It does not seem that she accompanied the family to Michigan. Medad with son, Casey and his family, moved to Augusta, Kalamazoo County, MI, in 1834.  George C. McKay, a descendant, was told that Casey had seven children at the time and that the family traveled via the Erie Canal and Lake Erie to Detroit.  There they bought a covered wagon and oxen for the journey to Augusta. Casey McKay was a Millwright by profession. He built Augusta’s first grist mill, built churches, stores and the bridge over the river of Augusta Creek. Casey was a Moderator for the school district, appointed in 1839.  He became a justice of the peace in 1844. There is a monument in Augusta behind the library which George C. McKay had built for the town.  It has the names of Medad, Casey, Chauncey and Darwin McKay inscribed as “Pioneer Builders”.

 

1.      Orange W. McKay, first child of Medad McKay and Wealthy Tarbox, born ca 1804, died 13 Jun. 1845.  He is buried in Lippincott Cemetery, Almond, NY. per Bruce Orcutt (found in the Allegany County Historian’s office in Belmont, NY). Married Louisa Andrews, born NY.  I believe her parents may have been Ira and Selina Andrews, both born CT. Louisa died 10 Jan. 1895 at age 83. Orange and Louisa had he following children:

 

1.      Maria L. McKay, born Ca 1837, NY. (See note below)

2.      Ann Augusta McKay, born 17 May 1839, died 28 Dec. 1839, NY.

3.      Seline/Selina McKay, born 30 Aug. 1837, died 30 Dec. 1839, NY.

4.      Caroline McKay, born Ca 1843, NY.

5.      Orange McKay, born Oct. 1844, NY. Married Huldah M.?, born Mar. 1850, OH. The family lived in Dansville, Steuben County, NY. and in Cohocton, Steuben County, NY.  Children of Orange and Huldah were:

 

1.      Roland McKay, born ca 1877, NY. (Died between 1880 and 1900)

 

2.      Bernal C./Burnel McKay, born Jul. 1886, NY.  Married Mabel W. ?.  Children born to Bernal and Mabel were:

 

1.      Alice G. McKay, born ca 1913, NY.

2.      Margaret H. McKay, born ca 1916, NY.

3.      Thomas G. McKay, born ca 1923, NY.

 

Note: A Lucy Ann McKay, daughter of Orange and Louisa, died 14 Oct. 1860 at age 24 years, 4 months.  This seems the closest to Maria L. in date.  She would have been born in June 1836.  Possibly a mixup in names or another daughter (?).  The family lived in Belmont, N.Y.

 

2.      Casey McKay, second child of Medad McKay and Wealthy Tarbox, born 12 Jun. 1797,  died 7 Dec. 1861, MI. Casey married (1) Lucy Miller, (2) Sabra Phelps?  On the 1860 census her name looks like Syrena. Casey and Lucy are buried in Augusta, MI. Facts about some of the children of Casey McKay and Lucy Miller:

 

1.      Chauncey McKay, first child of Casey McKay and Lucy Miller, born 30 May 1820, NY, died 19 Aug. 1890, MI. Married (1) Martha Jane Camp, (2) Lucinda Phelps Dole, a widow. Chauncey and Martha Jane are buried in the Augusta, MI Cemetery. Children born to Chauncey and the two wives were:

 

1.      Darwin John McKay, first child of Chauncey McKay and Martha Jane Camp, born 11 Sep. 1855, Ada, Kent County, MI, died 13 May 1931.  Married Mary Ann McDermott on 10 Jun. 1875. Mary Ann was born 12 Feb. 1850 in Carbondale, PA, per a site on Ancestry, daughter of John McDermott and Ann Mary Murphy, died 20 Mar. 1935. The family lived in Barry, Barry County, MI. and in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, MI. Chauncey and Mary Ann are buried in the Augusta, MI, Cemetery. Darwin and Mary Ann had the following children:

 

1.      Chauncey McKay, first child of Darwin McKay and Mary Ann McDermott, born 24 Sep. 1876, died 23 Jan 1955, married Hattie Cashmore. I believe that Hattie’s parents were Aaron and Mary A, Cashmore, both born England. Chauncey and Hattie had the following children:

 

1.      Leslie D. McKay, born ca 1901, MI. (may have birth date of 5 Nov. 1900, death date of Feb. 1967, dates from Ancestry).  Leslie married Lora ?.

 

2.      Fannie P. McKay, born ca 1908, MI. Married ? Rule.

 

3.      Maxine M. McKay, born ca 1918, MI. Believe she died young.

 

4.      Beverly J. McKay, born ca 1928, MI.

 

2.      Alice McKay, second child of Darwin McKay and Mary Ann McDermott, born 24 Aug. 1878, died 17 Mar. 1964, married George Henry Dowd. Children of Alice McKay and George Dowd were:

 

1.      Elbert/Albert Dowd, born ca 1902, MI.  Elbert married Margaret P. and had one known son, George H. Dodd.

 

3.      George C. McKay, third child of Darwin McKay and Mary Ann McDermott, born 22 Jun. 1880, died 4 Jun. 1977.  Married Ella Myrtle Dole, daughter of Edward Dole and Henrietta Bevier, on 14 Jun. 1902. They lived and both died in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, MI. Ella died 1 Dec. 1964.  They are both buried in the Augusta, MI. Cemetery.  George did not originally have a middle name.  He chose to use C. after working for some years, a combination of Chauncey and Casey.  He only used the initial. George was an astute businessman. He started out as a Baker’s Helper, on the job at 4:00 A.M. After various jobs in Augusta, he went to Kalamazoo and Battle Creek where he had different jobs. His most success was working for C.W.  Post in the cereal business and W.K. Kellogg in the cereal business. He eventually became a banker in Battle Creek. One of his many hobbies was painting and woodcarving. Among his carvings were those on gun butts with scenes in color. He drew from the time he was a child but developed his talent in later years. Writing poetry became a talent in later years, also. He was active in politics and a religious man, known for his integrity at all times. He and wife, Ella Dole, had one son:

 

1.      George Edward McKay, born 5 Jul. 1920, MI, died 16 Dec. 2005 in Hickory Corners, Barry County, MI.  George attended Michigan State University and Washington & Lee University receiving a degree in Business Administration. He took violin lessons and played very well; also an accomplished horseman. Became a banker, also. Married Helen ?. George E. McKay and Helen had five children:

 

4.      Nellie McKay, fourth child of Darwin McKay and Mary Ann McDermott, born 25 Dec. 1881, died 1883

 

5.      Eugene Henry McKay, fifth child of Darwin McKay and Mary Ann McDermott, born 23 Mar. 1884, Hope Center, MI. died 12 Jun. 1958, Ann Arbor, MI. He is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, MI. Eugene married (1) Blanche Holton, daughter of Joseph K. Holton and Clara Hamilton Holton Dean, born 6 May 1886 in Battle Creek.  They married on 17 Oct. 1906. Blanche died 16 Apr. 1926 in Battle Creek. Eugene married (2) Ella Florence Everest on 27 Jun. 1928. She was born 21 Oct. 1903. Eugene and his first wife had two daughters. By his second wife he had a son and a daughter.

 

Note: Information on Eugene McKay from Paul Den Uyl        

 

6.      Howard McKay, sixth child of Darwin McKay and Mary Ann McDermott, born 27 Mar. 1886, Hope Center, MI, died 6 Aug. 1937 in Battle Creek, MI. Howard married Harriett E. Russell on 15 Jan. 1910. She had a daughter that Howard adopted. According to Paul Den Uyl,  Howard enlisted as a Marine in the Spanish American War and served in the Phillipines and China. He was a signal drummer, played other musical instruments in bands, was a painter of murals and a decorator.

 

3.      Daniel McKay, third child of Chauncey McKay by second wife, Lucinda Phelps Dole, born 23 Apr. 1873, MI. died 3 Jan. 1937, MI.  He married Clara Poole about 1923.  She is buried next to him, dates 1874-1937, both in Augusta Cemetery, Augusta, MI. No children.

 

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2.      Orpha McKay, second child of Casey McKay and Lucy Miller, born 9 Feb. 1822, NY. married James Shepard (seen as Shepherd, Sheperd on census records). They lived in Ada and Lowell, both in Kent County, MI. James was born ca 1821, NY. Orpha was still alive when the June 1900 census was made, living with her son, Casey.

 

1.      Casey P. Shepard, first child of Orpha McKay and James Shepard, born 14 Dec. 1844, MI. Casey and family lived in Kent County, MI. Harriet (Stout) McKay, his wife, was born Oct. 1851, NY.  Casey enlisted 21 Feb. 1865 in the Civil War. According to census reports, Addie, first child of Casey had May for a middle name; Fred, second child was Fred J.; Ray, third child, was Ray C.  The 1900 census has some different dates for the children’s births: Fred, born May 1873, MI; Ray born Jan. 1880, MI; Clare born May 1882, MI. First child, Addie May, born MI, was deceased by this time. Ray Shepard married Lois E.? They had one known son, Donavan Shepard, born      ca 1908, MI.

 

2.      Albert E. Shepard, second child of Orpha McKay and James Shepard, born 10 Oct. 1846, MI. Apparently never married.  He lived in Kent County, MI. as a Stockman.

 

3.      Orilla L. Shepard, third child of Orpha McKay and James Shepard, born 26 Oct. 1848, MI, married John Ellis. John was born Jan. 1845 in MI. Some further information on their children:

 

1.      Edith O. Ellis, first child of Orilla and John Ellis, born 18 Jan. 1875, MI. Edith married William Van Sickle (also seen as Vansickle). William was born ca 1868, MI.  The family lived in Portland, Ionia County, MI. They had the following children:

 

1.      Ellis Van Sickle, born 7 Sep. 1894, MI. Married Olga Ulrich, born ca 1899, IN. The family lived in Lansing, Lansing County, MI. Children born to Ellis and Olga were:

 

1.      Eleanore Van Sickle, born ca 1922, MI.

2.      Ann Van Sickle, born ca 1926, MI

 

2.      Elmer Van Sickle, born ca 1899, MI. An Elmer Vansickle, born 16 Aug. 1898, died Jan. 1984 in Fairhope, Baldwin County, AL. Whether this is the same Elmer, I do not know. No other details were given.  Elmer’s occupation on the 1930 census is given as a commercial pilot.

 

2.      Jay S. Ellis, second child of Orilla Shepard and John Ellis, born 8 Nov. 1876, MI, married Lotta or Lottie ?.  I believe her maiden name was Donaldson, and a Henry and Marguerite Donaldson were her parents. Lotta was born Nov. 1886, MI.  Their children were:

 

1.      John D. Ellis, born 1909, MI.

 

2.      Robert Bertrand Ellis, born ca 1912, MI. A Robert Bertrand Ellis, born 1 Jan. 1912, MI, died 14 Oct 1986 in Ventura, CA.  His mother’s maiden name Donaldson.

 

3.      Flora Margaret Ellis, born ca 1915. Flora is with her mother in Grand Rapids, MI. on the 1930 census. This shows Lotta as being divorced.

 

3.      Bert Ellis, third child of Orilla Shephard and John Ellis, born 8 Nov. 1885.  Bert may have died before 1910 as the census says that his mother had 3 children, 2 living.

 

4.      Hiram H. Shepard, fourth child of Orpha McKay and James Shepard, born 24 Jan. 1855, MI. Married Ella Dickson, born Aug. 1853, MI.  The family lived in Ada, Kent County, MI. No children.

 

5.      Frank James Shepard, fifth child of Orpha McKay amd James Shepard.  According to census records he was born ca 1864, MI. He is 6 years old in 1870 and 16 in 1880, born MI. The book has his birth date as 2 Oct. 1876 and that he died 19 Jul. 1894.

 

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3.      Warren McKay, third child of Casey McKay and Lucy Miller, born 8 Feb. 1824,  died 14 Jan. 1843, MI. Warren is buried in Augusta, MI,

 

4.      Ambrose McKay, fourth child of Casey McKay and Lucy Miller, born 8 Apr. 1826, NY, died 21 Dec. 1856, MI. Ambrose is buried in Augusta, MI.

 

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5.      Lois R. McKay, fifth child of Casey McKay and Lucy Miller, born 29 Jan. 1829, NY, died 2 Feb. 1857, MI. Lois married Nathaniel Pomeroy Bunnell, born ca 1826, NY on 2 Aug. 1848. Nathaniel’s parents were, I believe, John J. Bunnell and Sally Sarah Sawyer who were living in Barry, Barry County, MI. In 1870 two children of Lois and Nathaniel were living with them, Elsie and Emmett. I believe that Nathaniel died shortly after the 1860 census. Per Liesa Robarge, Chauncey, Lois’s brother, took on the care of his sister’s children on 18 Jan. 1862. Their children were:

 

1.      Emma V. Bunnell, born 22 Jun. 1849 in Hope, Barry County, MI, died 29 Dec. 1928 in Hastings, Barry County, MI. Married Samuel Warren Todd per Ancestry.

 

2.      Emmett Bunnell , born1851, MI. On the 3 Jun. 1900 census, there is a Robert E. Bunnell, age 49, born Jan. 1851, MI. Single. This could be Emmett.

 

3.      Elsie Elizabeth “Libby” Bunnell, born MI, died 1936.

 

4.      There was possibly another daughter but she is a mystery.  On the 1860 census there is female, age 2, with a name that looks like Capitola Bunnell in with Nathaniel and his other children. The Birth Index for Michigan has what looks like Caliackey Bunnell, born 1858. No other information on her. Lois could have died giving birth to her if she was born in 1857.

 

6.      Sheldon McKay, sixth child of Casey McKay and Lucy Miller, born 15 Jul. 1831, NY. Married (1) Mary S. Dustin, born ca 1831,  daughter of John and Anna Dustin. They married 21 May 1856 in Monroe County, WI. Mary died sometime before Apr. 1868 as Sheldon has remarried to (2) Sarah A. Purple, a widow, born Feb. 1836, CT. Sheldon and Sarah were married 22 Apr. 1868 in Jackson County, WI. The family evidently lived in Wisconsin; Lowell, Kent County, MI. and in Sauk Rapids, Benton County, MN.  Sheldon enlisted 25 Oct. 1861 from Cataract, WI for the Union side in the Civil War. He served in Co. D., 18th Infantry Regiment, Wisconsin. He was discharged from that same regiment on 24 Jul. 1862. Sheldon and Mary had the following known children:

 

1.      Frank McKay, first child of Sheldon McKay and Mary S. Dustin, born ca 1858, WI. Died before the 1870 census.

 

2.      Josephine Harriet McKay, second child of Sheldon McKay and Mary S. Dustin, born 15 Sep. 1859, WI, died 15 Aug. 1914, MN. Josephine married Edward W. Gruber, born 1 Nov. 1856, IA, died 7 Jul. 1907. Edward was a Blacksmith. The family was living in St. Cloud, Stearns County, MN. Josephine and Edward are buried in North Star Cemetery in St. Cloud.  Their known children are:

 

1.      Winifred Carrie Gruber, born 17Apr. 1883, MN, died 21 Mar. 1968.

2.      William Gruber, born 12 Jun. 1885, MN, died 1946.

3.      John Sheldon Gruber, born 1 Feb. 1887, MN, died 3 Dec. 1959, Stearns County, MN.

4.      Doretta Gruber, born 29 Mar. 1888, MN.

5.      Edward L. Gruber, born 21 Nov. 1890, MN, died 11 Sep. 1960, St. Louis County, MN.

6.      Clarence E. Gruber, born 22 Oct. 1892, MN, died 8 Oct. 1953

7.      Frank L. Gruber, born  28 Dec. 1893, MN, died 16 Jul. 1975, Hennepin County, MN.

8.      Paul V. Gruber, born 9 Aug. 1895, MN.

9.      Perna Alegra Gruber, born 29 Nov. 1898, MN, died 22 Nov. 1972

 

3.      Caroline McKay, third child of Sheldon McKay and Mary S. Dustin, born ca 1863, WI  “Carrie” married Thomas J. Flannigan, born ca 1858-60., OH. The family lived in Palmer, Sherburne County, MN. and Staples, Todd County, MN. They had the following children:

 

1.      Lena Flannigan, born ca 1884, MN.

2.      George Flannigan, born ca 1890, MN.

3.      Everett Flanigan, born ca 1895, MN.

 

Note: Information on the Gruber and Flannigan families from Bruce Orcutt and Richard Gruber.

 

4.      John E. McKay, fourth child of Sheldon McKay and Mary S. Dustin, born Aug. 1866, WI. John E. McKay married Sarah A.?, born Jul. 1867, Ireland. They had one known son, Frank S. McKay, born Jul. 1898, MN.

 

7.      Daniel McKay, seventh child of Casey McKay and Lucy Miller, born 25 Jul. 1833 in Allegany County, NY. Daniel married Sarah E. Murrey, born ca 1836, VT.  The family was living in Ada, Kent County, MI. when the 1880 census was made. Daniel died 20 Jan. 1904 in Grayling, Crawford County, MI.  (State of Michigan Death Certificate #338). He is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Grayling. He was a Millwright by profession. Daniel and Sarah had the following known children:

 

1.      Fred McKay, son of Daniel McKay and Sarah Murrey, born May 1858, MI, married Eva ?, born May 1867, Canada.  They lived in Saint Ignace, Mackinac County, MI.  Fred was a Dairyman. Fred and Eva had the following children:

 

1.      Eugene McKay, born Nov. 1885, MI

2.      Minnie E. McKay, born Dec. 1890, MI.  Minnie married Carl C. Collins, born ca 1888, MI.  In 1920 they were living in Ketchikan, Alaska Territory and had the following children:

 

1.      James J. Collins, born ca 1912, AK.

2.      William E. Collins, born ca Jul. 1915, AK.

 

3.      Fred McKay, born May 1892, MI.

4.      Katherine McKay, born Jul. 1896, MI.

 

2.      Effie E. McKay, daughter of Daniel McKay and Sarah Murrey, born ca 1866, MI.

 

8.      Sarah Jane McKay, eighth child of Casey McKay and Lucy Miller, born 22 Feb. 1837, NY.  Sarah married Nelson Orcutt, born 31 Jul. 1836 in Almond,  died 15 Mar. 1918 in Dryden, WA. per Ancestry. Nelson was the son of Moses Orcutt and Mary McKay (daughter of Medad McKay). The family lived in Benton County, MN.; Chelan County, WA. Sarah was still living  in Feb. 1920 when the census was made.

 

1.      Warren J. Orcutt, first child of Sarah McKay and Nelson Orcutt, born 3 Nov. 1857, died 28 Feb. 1858. The year of his death is omitted in the McKay book. (date from Bruce Orcutt)

 

2.      George Jay Orcutt, second child of Sarah McKay and Nelson Orcutt, born 2 Mar. 1859, MN, died 23 Oct. 1939 in Dryden, Chelan County, WA. George married Christina Sparrow. Christina was born Mar. 1860 in Canada. George and Christina had the following known children:

 

1.      Raymond Orcutt, born Jun. 1881, MN.

2.      May D. Orcutt, born Jan. 1884, MN.

3.      Ralph Orcutt, born Mar. 1885?, MN. A Ralph Ward Orcutt, born 9 Mar. 1888 in Benton County, MN, died 5 Aug. 1934 in Dryden, Chelan County, WA.  He married Edna Alice Wilcox per Ancestry. I believe 1888 for his birth is correct.

4.      Sarah Orcutt, born Mar. 1891, MN. (Also known as Nettie)

5.      Lucy Orcutt, born Oct. 1894, MN.

6.      Harry Orcutt, born Apr. 1899, MN.

 

3.      Freeman Orcutt, third child of Sarah McKay and Nelson Orcutt, born 20 Oct. 1861, MN, died 2 Jan. 1937 in Ottertail County, MN.  Freeman married Josephine ?, born ca 1863-1865, OH. The family lived in Benton County, MN. Freeman and Josephine had the following children:

 

1.      George Orcutt, first child of Freeman Orcutt and Josephine, born ca 1891, MN. A George Orcutt, born 20 Aug. 1892, died 17 Nov. 1979 in Ottertail County, MN. Per Ancestry, George married Julia Catherine Lommel, born ca 1895, MN.  George and Julia had the following possible children:

 

1.      Jerome J. Orcutt, born ca 1917, MN.

2.      Arthur G. Orcutt, born ca 1919, MN.

3.      Henry M. Orcutt, born ca 1921, MN.

4.      Donald L. Orcutt, born ca 1924, MN.

5.      Evelyn Orcutt, born ca 1927, MN.

6.      Kenneth G. Orcutt, born ca Feb. 1930, MN.

7.      George Freeman Orcutt, born 6 Jan. 1935 in Stearns County, MN. Per Ancestry, George married Elizabeth Angeline Zenner. Per SSI Death Index, George died 24 Aug. 1996. He and Angeline had four known children.

 

2.      Howard N. Orcutt, second child of Freeman Orcutt and Josephine, born ca 1905, MN.

 

5.      Lewis N. Orcutt, fifth child of Sarah McKay and Nelson Orcutt, born 18 Aug. 1871, died 1929 in Wenatchee, Chelan County, WA. Remained single. He lived in St. Louis County, MN. and in Dryden, Chelan County, WA.  His mother, age 82, was living with him when the 1920 census was made.

 

6.      Ernest S. Orcutt, sixth child of Sarah McKay and Nelson Orcutt, born 14 Aug. 1874. Died 1876.

 

10.       Lucy L. McKay, tenth child of Casey McKay and Lucy Miller, born MI.  The family lived in Augusta, Kalamazoo County, MI. and in Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI. Lucy married George B. Phelps, born Apr. 1835, NY.  George was an Iron Moulder.

 

1.      Ambrose Walter Phelps, first child of Lucy McKay and George Phelps, born 4 Nov. 1863, MI. Married Agnes Ann Keebler, born Oct. 1866, TN. The family lived in Hamilton County, TN. Ambrose and Agnes had the following children:

 

1.      Waldo Ernest Phelps, born 23 Apr. 1895, TN. Married Gladys M.?, born ca 1900, TN. Waldo and Gladys had one known daughter, Betty G. Phelps, born ca 1925, TN. Waldo E. Phelps died 2 Apr. 1995 in Collegedale, Hamilton County, TN. A Gladys Phelps, born 13 Jan. 1900, died Dec. 1975 in Collegedale, Hamilton County, TN.

 

2.      Frank F. Phelps, born Dec. 1898, TN.

3.      Thelma Phelps, born ca 1903, TN.

4.      Ruth C. Phelps, born ca 1905, TN.

 

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3.      Daniel McKay, third child of Medad McKay and Wealthy Tarbox, born Ca 1802 in VT, married Margaret ?.  Daniel was an Innkeeper in Steuben County,  in the 1850 census.  The following children for Daniel and Margaret are listed:

 

1.      George McKay, first child of Daniel and Margaret McKay, born Ca.1830 in NY.

 

2.      Sarah McKay, second child of Daniel and Margaret McKay, born Ca 1833 in NY. Married John LaGrange, born 8 Sep. 1825, in Vestal, Broome County, NY.  The family lived in Hornellsville, Steuben County, NY. Sarah died sometime between Jun. 1880 and Jun. 1900. Children born to Sarah and John were:

 

1.      Edward E. LaGrange, first child of Sarah McKay and John Lagrange, born Nov. 1858, NY. There are two different dates for the death of Edward, 5 Oct. 1937 and 5 Nov. 1937, in Hornell, Steuben County, NY.  He is buried in Hope Cemetery. Edward married Ida Mae Drehmer, born Sep. 1866, NY. Edward was an awning maker. They had the following children:

 

1.      George Edward LaGrange, born 16 Dec. 1887, NY, died 28 Aug. 1971 in Hornell, Steuben County, NY.  Married Emma Edith White 4 Jun. 1910.  Emma was born 24 Jan. 1892,  died 6 Feb. 1972.  Children born to George and Emma were:

 

1.      Clara Mae LaGrange, born 29 Sep. 1913,  died 9 Jul. 1998 in Bath, NY. Married Louis Soble.

 

2.      Delores Elaine LaGrange, born 20 Sep. 1920 in Olean, Cattaraugus County, NY.  Married Sidney Kimberley in 1965.

 

2.      Harold LaGrange, born 13 Jan. 1890.  Evidently died young.

 

3.      Rhea Sarah LaGrange, born 18 Jul. 1894,  died Apr. 1942 in Martin, Floyd County, KY.  Rhea married Henry Harrison Flanery (or Flannery) 18 Aug. 1924 in KY.

 

2.      Samuel LaGrange, second child of Sarah McKay and John Lagrange, born ca 1862, NY. Married Carolyn/Caroline Baxter, born Sep. 1867, NY.  They lived in Addison, Steuben County, NY.  Samuel was a Dry Goods merchant. No children.

 

3.      John LaGrange, third child of Sarah McKay and John Lagrange, born ca 1865, NY.

 

4.      Harry N. LaGrange, fourth child of Sarah McKay and John Lagrange, born ca 1872, NY.

 

3.      Medad McKay, third child of Daniel and Margaret McKay, born ca 1835 in NY. Served in the Civil War.  No further records.

 

4.      Samuel McKay, fourth child of Daniel and Margaret McKay, born ca 1836 in NY. Married Ernestine ?.  No children. Samuel kept a Billiard Room in1870, and was a Railway Conductor, 1880.

 

There may have been another daughter, Margaret, born ca 1821, PA. On the 1850 Census, in Daniel’s household, is a Margaret Lyman with son, Frank, age 4, and daughter, Rosa (no age given). In 1860 Margaret is in her household with son, Frank P. Lyman, age 14, and daughter, Rosa E. Lyman, age 12, both born NY.

 

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4.      Mary McKay, fourth child of Medad McKay and Wealthy Tarbox, was born ca 1807, VT, per the 1850 census.  She is listed as living in Almond, Allegany County, NY in 1850.  Mary died Jan. 1853. Her marriage was to Moses Orcutt on 30 Nov. 1823. In a publication called, “Genealogy of John Orcutt”, by Helen G. Judson and Elbert E. Orcutt, they have Mary’s name as Mary Julia McKay and that she was born in Scotland. The latter is obviously an error. I don’t know about the Julia.  Moses was born 17 Mar. 1800 in Swanton, VT, died 30 Aug. 1876 in Sauk Rapids, Benton County, MN.  A few facts about some of their children:

 

1.      Frances “Fanny” Orcutt, first child of Mary McKay and Moses Orcutt, born 11 Sep. 1825, died in 1895, WA? Fanny married Oscar Hudson, born ca 1823-25. The family was living in Dodge County, MN in 1857, Benton County, MN in 1870 and Fillmore County, MN in 1875. Their children were:

 

1.      Charles Hudson, born ca 1845, NY. Charles married Clara ?, born ca 1847, NY. Their children were:

 

1.      William R. Hudson, born ca 1869, IA.

2.      Minnie E. Hudson, born ca 1870, MN.

3.      Charles C. Hudson, born ca 1873, MN.

4.      Lyllie E. Hudson, born ca 1875, MN.

 

2.      William Hudson, born ca 1850, NY. (one census has WI.)

3.      Alverta Hudson, born ca 1855, WI. (name is in question)

 

Note: Some of the information came from, “Genealogy of John Orcutt”.

 

2.      William Orcutt, second child of Mary McKay and Moses Orcutt, born 27 Nov. 1827 in Canada per census records. William married Ellen Wright, born Ireland ca 1828. She immigrated to America in 1852. The family lived in Benton County, MN but may have lived in Indiana for a few years based on the birthplace of most of their children:

 

2.      Wright T. Orcutt, second child of William Orcutt and Ellen Wright, born 22 Feb. 1857, IN. Wright married Minnie V.?, born PA. ca 1874.  The family lived in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.  A Wright T. Orcutt died 11 Mar. 1938 in Olmstead County, MN per the death index 1908-2002. Known children are:

 

1.      Donald W. Orcutt, born ca 1897, MN. A Donald W. Orcutt died 23 May 1915 in Hennepin County, MN. per the death index.

 

2.      Chauncey R. Orcutt, born ca 1901, MN. Chauncey married Florence K.?, born MN. ca 1900. They had one daughter, Donna or Dora Orcutt born ca 1922, MN.

 

3.      Henry B. Orcutt, third child of William Orcutt and Ellen Wright, born 23 Dec. 1859, IN. The 1900 census gives his birth as Dec. 1858. Henry was still living in Apr. 1930 when the census was made.  Henry married Sarah M.? (also seen as Amanda S. and S. Amanda), born Feb. 1864 in MN. The family lived in Benton County, MN, in Canyon County, ID and in Payette County, ID. Henry B. and Sarah had the following children:

 

1.      Hugh H. Orcutt, born Jan. 1885, MN.

2.      Arthur O. Orcutt, born Jan. 1888, MN.

3.      William J. Orcutt, born Jul. 1889, MN.

4.      Mabel E. Orcutt, born Dec. 1892, MN.

5.      Gladys F. Orcutt, born Jul. 1899, MN.

6.      Esther M. Orcutt, born ca 1905, ID. Esther married A. George O’Leary ca 1922. They had two sons listed with them on the 1930 census, both born ID.  Esther’s father, Henry B. Orcutt, is with them on this census.

 

5.      Frank Orcutt, fifth child of William Orcutt and Ellen Wright, born 4 Apr. 1864, IN, apparently never married. He is shown as a Boarder in Deschutes County, OR. on the 1920 and 1930 census.

 

3.      Eliza Orcutt, third child of Sarah McKay and Moses Orcutt, born 15 Aug. 1829,  died 6 Jan. 1878 per the McKay book. The latter year could not be as Eliza was alive when the 1880 census was made. Eliza married Ezra Christopher Cooper (or Christopher Ezra), born ca 1827, NY. The family lived in Carimona, Fillmore County, MN. and in Rochester, Olmsted County, MN. Children of Eliza and Ezra were:

 

1.      Margett Cooper, born ca 1848, NY. (the name as is on the census)

2.      Betsey Cooper, born ca 1852, NY.

3.      Ferry? Cooper (male), born ca 1853, NY. (I cannot read the name)

4.      Hester Cooper, born ca 1854, NY.

5.      Alfereta (or Addie), born ca 1856, NY. (other census has MN)

6.      Carrie Cooper, born ca 1862, MN.

 

4.      Daniel M. Orcutt, fourth child of Mary McKay and Moses Orcutt, born 16 Aug. 1831,  died 6 Feb. 1854, NY. Daniel was a teacher in Broome County,  and that is where he died. No further records. (Info from “Genealogy of John Orcutt”.

 

6.      Nelson Orcutt, sixth child of Mary McKay and Moses Orcutt. See info on him under Sarah McKay, daughter of Casey McKay and Lucy Miller.

 

8.      Henry M. Orcutt, eighth child of Mary McKay and Moses Orcutt, born 15 Jul. 1841, NY. Married Emily ?, born ca 1850, PA. The family lived in Alberta, Benton County, MN.  Children born to Henry and Emily were:

 

1.      Corinne/Corinna Orcutt, born ca 1865, MN.

2.      Elias Orcutt, born ca 1867, MN. (Says Charles on the 1880 census)

3.      Saul Orcutt, born ca Mar. 1870, MN. (Says Daniel on the 1880 census.

4.      Mary Orcutt, born ca 1875, MN.

 

10.      George Orcutt, tenth child of Mary McKay and Moses Orcutt, born 30 Nov. 1850, NY. George married Adelia Elderkin per, “Genealogy of John Orcutt”.

 

11.      Samuel Orcutt, eleventh child of Mary McKay and Moses Orcutt, was known as Walter Samuel, also, born 25 Jan. 1853, NY.  Walter married Harriet Lincoln, born ca 1856, NY. Walter was an attorney. Samuel and Harriet had one known son, Charles F. Orcutt, born 1879, NY. The family was living in Nunda Station, Livingston County, NY, when the 1880 census was made.

 

5.      Alba McKay, fifth child of Medad McKay and Lucy Sutliff Morse, born ca 1808, died in 1844 at age 36. No further records.

 

6.      Maria McKay, sixth child of Medad McKay and Lucy Sutliff Morse.  No further records.

 

 

THE CAREY FAMILY

 

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Lucy McKay, sixth child of Alexander McKay and Mary Sackett, born 20 Nov. 1770 in Lenox, MA.  She was baptized in Lenox on 10 Nov. 1771, died 9 Dec. 1863 in PA. Lucy married John B. Carey, born 29 Apr. 1766, PA, son of Barnabas Carey and Mary Scott. Their marriage year should be 1788 or 1789, not 1799 as in the book. The Carey family lived in Providence Township (now Scranton), Luzerne County, PA. Both John and Lucy died in Luzerne County. John made his will on 17 Dec. 1825. After John’s death Lucy lived in Scott Township. (Information from Alvah McLaughlin, Carey descendent)  Scott Township was changed from Luzerne County to Lackawanna County before 1880. Some facts about some of their family:

 

1.      Miner Carey, first child of Lucy McKay and John Carey, born 22 Dec. 1789, died 8 Aug. 1861. Miner married Rosanna Schwartz.  Their children were:

 

1.      Olive Carey.  Married James Davenport.

2.      Lydia Carey.  Married A.B. Woodward.

3.      Winton Carey.  Married Angeline Woodward.

4.      Miner Cary, born 1839, died 1863.

5.      Eliza Carey, born 1841, died 1900. Married (1) Levi Spangenberg, (2) Westerook Messing.

6.      Justus Carey, born 1842, died 1928.

7.      Mary E. Carey, born 3 Jul. 1846, died 1884.  Married Enos Enslin. Their children were:

 

1.      Seymour Enslin.  Married (1) Anna Swingle, (2) Lily Swingle, (3) Lavina Mickle

2.      Carrie Enslin, born 27 Jun. 1864. Married (1) Frank Swingle, born 1856, died 1890, (2) Albert Jenkins, died 1916.

3.      Sarah Enslin, born 1866, died 1894.  Married William XavierCarey, born 28 Feb. 1853.  Their children were:

 

1.      Kate Carey, died 11 May 1959

2.      Martha Carey, born 1885

3.      Frank Carey, born 8 Feb. 1887

4.      Jesse Andrew Carey, born 1889

 

3.      Joseph Carey, third child of Lucy McKay and John Carey, born 23 Feb. 1794, PA. not 1894 as it is in the book. The second wife of Joseph, Amanda Owens, was born in NY. ca 1806.

 

4.      William Carey, fourth child of Lucy McKay and John Carey, born 14 Jun. 1796, PA, died 22 Nov. 1880. William married Sophia Scull.

 

1.      Nicholas Carey, first child of William Carey and Sophia Scull, born 6 Feb. 1823, PA, died 15 Apr. 1869. The McKay book gives his wife as Catherine Bowman. Census records show her name as Christine and Christiana. There is a mystery about their son, Nicholas, Jr.  On the 1870 census, Christine (mother) is seen with daughter, Sophia, age 14, and Eugene W., age 9.  On the 1880 census Christiana (mother) has Nicholas, age 19, and Emma, age 23. Sophia, daughter, was already married before 1880 and could not be this Emma. The relationship is not given, so I don’t know who this Emma was.

 

1.      Sophia J. Carey, first child of Nicholas Carey and Christiana Bowman, born PA. Married Luther Whitlock per the McKay book.  I could not find the family on any census.  Sophia Whitlock does appear on the 1920 census as a widow.  Her mother, Christine B. Carey is living with her in Lackawanna County, PA.

 

2.      Nicholas E. Carey, Jr., second child of Nicholas Carey and Christiana Bowman, married Ida Rebecca Moon, born Nov. 1867, PA.  They had more children that were born after the publication of the McKay book:

 

7.      Rebecca S. Carey, born Jul. 1899, PA.

8.      Martha Carey, born May 1900, PA.

9.      Nelson Carey, born ca 1903, PA.

10.       Gertrude Carey, born ca 1906, PA.

11.       Nicholas Eugene Carey, Jr., born ca 1908, PA.

 

3.      John W. Carey, third child of William Carey and Sophia Scull, born 1 Feb. 1827, PA, died 6 Aug. 1893, married Susan M. Burleigh, born May 1833, PA.  Susan was still living in Apr. 1910 when the census was made. Nothing is known of their daughter, Alice, but son, James R. Carey, remained single.

 

4.      Clark Carey, fourth child of William Carey and Sophia Scull, born 15 Feb. 1829, PA, died 8 Jul. 1882, married Melinda Carey. I believe Melinda died before 1900. Some of Clark’s children are in the household of his brother, Robert. Known children of Clark and Melinda were:

 

1.      Edward D. Carey, born Aug. 1875, PA.

 

2.      Benson W. Carey, born Nov. 1877, PA.  Married Verna ?, born PA, ca 1890. The family was living in Union, Broome County, NY. in 1920. They had the following known children:

 

1.      Elsie Augusta Carey, born ca 1909, PA.

2.      Ruth Carey, born ca 1912, PA.

3.      Mary Jane Carey, born ca 1915, PA.

4.      Cora Celia Carey, born ca 1918, PA.

 

3.      Lottie D. Carey, born Dec. 1879, PA.

 

5.      Rachel J. Carey, fifth child of William Carey and Sophis Scull, born 27 Apr. 1831, PA.. I do not believe Rachel ever married.  She is with her    brother, Robert N. Carey, on the 1900 census.

 

6.      Mary Carey, sixth child of William Carey and Sophia Scull, born 12 Dec. 1833, PA. Married Lemuel Clark, born May 1831, PA.  I believe their child, Laura, died before 1870. She is not on that census

 

1.      Marietta Clark, first child of Mary Carey and Lemuel Clark, born 20 Jul. 1860, PA. Married Norman Eugene Stone. I believe Norman was the son of Welcome and Arabella Stone who lived in Scott Township, Lackawanna County, PA. Marietta died sometime before the Jun. 1900 census. Per PA, birth records, they had the following children:

 

1.      Julia Evaline Stone, born Aug. 1883. Her name is seen as Eveline, Evalyn and Evalina. Married Charles W. Denning (also seen as Demming). Known children of Julia and Charles were:

 

1.      Alicia or Alice M. Denning, born ca 1904, PA. I believe that Alicia married James D. Smith, Jr.  They had a son born ca 1928, perhaps more.

2.      Elwood Denning, born ca 1908, PA. I believe his name was Charles Elwood Denning.

3.      Dorothy Denning, born ca 1912, PA.

4.      Edison O. Denning, born 17 Aug. 1913, PA, died Oct. 1978 in Olyphant, Lackawanna County, PA.

5.      Evalyn C. Denning, born ca 1916, PA.

6.      Ruth E. Denning, born ca 1921, PA.

 

2.      Mary H. Stone, born Nov. 1885.

3.      Jennie Stone, born Nov. 1887.

4.      Victor B. Stone, born Mar. 1890.

5.      Carrie G. Stone, born Feb. 1894.

 

2.      Judson L. Clark, second child of Mary Carey and Lemuel Clark, born 12 Jul. 1862, PA, married Emma J.?.  The family lived in Lackawanna County, PA.  Known children were:

 

1.      Almeda Clark, born ca 1905, PA

2.      Ralph E. Clark, born ca 1906, PA.

3.      Chester Clark, born ca 1909, PA. (1920 has Charles J.)

4.      Emma E. Clark, born ca 1912, PA.

5.      Ruth W. Clark, born ca 1914, PA.

6.      Fred L. Clark, born ca 1918, PA.

 

4.      Benjamin N. Clark, fourth child of Mary Carey and Lemuel Clark, born 3 Jan. 1867, PA, apparently never married.

 

5.      William W. Clark, fifth child of Mary Carey and Lemuel Clark born 3 Nov. 1869, PA. Married Olive ?, born ca 1890, PA. They had one known son, Leonard W.Clark, born ca 1909, PA.

 

7.      James M. Carey, seventh child of William Carey and Sophia Scull, born 5 Mar. 1837, PA, died in 1837, not 1827 as is in the book.

 

11.     Robert N. Carey, eleventh child of William Carey and Sophia Scull born 30 Apr. 1846, PA.  May have had an earlier marriage.  In Apr. 1910 Robert, age 62, had been married 4 years to Laura ?.  In his household is Halsey Pratt with wife, Grace, and granddaughter, Laura.  These could be his wife’s children.

 

7.      Sarah Carey, seventh child of Lucy McKay and John B. Carey, born 2 Feb. 1803, PA, died 29 Apr. 1846. Sarah married John Turner. I could find very little on this family.  Their son, Charles W. Turner, age 52, was living in Lackawanna County, PA. in 1880.  The census noted he was a widower.  With him was a Mary A. Turner, age 10, born PA.   She could have been a granddaughter.  Sarah and John Turner’s son, Merritt Turner, appears on the 1880 census in Port Jervis, Orange County, NY. He has a wife, Phoebe J., born Feb. 1840, PA, and a son, V.E. Solomon Turner, born ca 1878, NY. Merritt was a Locomotive Engineer.

 

9.      Daniel Carey, ninth child of Lucy McKay and John B. Carey, born 15 Mar. 1807, PA.  Daniel married Maria ?. Daniel and Maria had one known son:

 

1.      Henry D. Carey, child of Daniel Carey and Maria, born ca 1832, PA.  Married Hannah M.?, born ca 1828, PA. Known children born to Henry D. and Hannah were:

 

1.      Martha M. Carey, born ca 1853, PA.

2.      Diana R. Carey, born ca 1855, PA.

3.      Daniel Carey, born ca 1857, PA.

4.      Jessie G. Carey, born ca 1859, PA.

5.      Stephen J. Carey, born ca 1862, PA.

6.      David W. Carey, born ca 1866, PA.

 

10.     Isaac Hait Carey, tenth child of Lucy McKay and John Carey, born 22 Feb. 1810, PA, died in 1901. His family lived in Scott Township, Lackawanna County, PA.

 

3.      John Carey, third child of Isaac H. Carey and first wife, Electa Whitbeck, born 20 Aug. 1832. The McKay book gives his wife as Sarah Mathews.  Because of a mix up between two John Carey’s I am not going to attempt to try to straighten out his family.

 

7.      Daniel Carey, seventh child of Isaac H. Carey and second wife, Diantha Scull, born 14 May 1843, PA.  Daniel married Olive L.?, born May 1853, PA. No known children.

 

8.      Benjamin P. Carey, eighth child of Isaac H. Carey and Diantha Scull, born 11 May 1845, PA. Benjamin married Jane ?, born ca 1852, PA. The family lived in Jermyn, Lackawanna County, PA.  Known children:

 

1.      Blanch M. Carey, born ca 1870, PA.

2.      Elley E. Carey, born ca 1872, PA.

3.      Lizey Carey, born ca 1874, PA. (probably Eliza)

4.      Carrey Carey, born ca 1877, PA. (probably Carrie)

 

14.     Albert Carey, fourteenth child of Isaac H. Carey and second wife, Diantha Scull, born 3 Dec. 1858, PA. Married Sarah A.?. Known children were:

 

1.      Isaac H. Carey, born Apr. 1883, PA. Isaac married Mary ?., (or Marie), born ca 1885, PA. Isaac H. worked for the coal mines in Lackawanna County, PA. A later census gives his occupation as an attendant in an insane home. Mary/Marie was a Practical Nurse. Known children were:

 

1.      Ellwood Carey, born ca 1905, PA.

2.      Charles Carey, born ca 1907, PA.

3.      Delbert F. Carey, born 1910, PA. Married Louise ?.

4.      Raymond Carey, born ca 1924, PA.

 

2.      Alvira Carey, born Mar. 1885, PA.

3.      Albert C. Carey, born Feb. 1889, PA.

4.      Loellella Carey, born Aug. 1895, PA. (probably Louella, although the 1910 census has Sewella)

5.      Bernard Carey, born Jun. 1896, PA.

6.      Merle Carey, born Oct. 1899, PA.

 

12.     Eliza Carey, twelfth child of Lucy McKay and John Carey, born 17 Mar. 1818, PA, died in 1903. I do not believe Eliza ever married.  She is with her nephew, Robert N. Carey on the 1900 census.

 

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THE WALLER FAMILY

 

This should be Rhoda McKay that married Daniel Waller. (See page 39). Rhoda McKay, seventh child of Alexander McKay and Mary Sackett, born 20 Sep. 1772. Per the 1850 census, Hanover, Chautauqua County, NY, Rhoda was born in MA. She died 25 Jun. 1860 in Nashville, Chautauqua County, NY. Daniel Waller was born Apr. 1766, died 9 Sep. 1846. His will was made 1 Jul. 1845 and proved 20 Nov. 1846 and said that he was of the town of Mansfield, Cattaraugus County, NY. The will left $1.00 to each of his living children except Lory. Lory, as the oldest son, was to receive what was left of the estate after his mother’s death. Rhoda was to receive all of the personal property which included household furniture, bonds and income from a mortgage held by Nelson Kearney/Harney (Copy of will from Mary Lou Petrie). Daniel is buried in Maples Cemetery, Mansfield, Cattaraugus County, NY. If Rhoda is beside him, there is no marker for her.  Rhoda and Daniel must have met and married in PA. On the1790 and 1800 census they are living in Luzerne County, PA. I expect they married ca 1790. They had two sons and two daughters by the time of the 1800 census (Lory, Milan, Julia Ann and Amantha, I would guess). Some facts about some of their children:

 

1.      Lory Waller (male), first child of Rhoda McKay and Daniel Waller, was born 13 Nov. 1792, died 19 Sep. 1876, Cattaraugus County, NY.  The 1870 census says he was born in PA. Lory was in the War of 1812. Lory married Nancy ?. They are buried in Maples Cemetery, Mansfield Township, Cattaraugus County, NY. There is a mystery as to whether they had any children or not. The 1830 census shows that their household consisted of a male 30 and under 40 (Lory), a female 20 and under 30 (Nancy) and a female 5 and under 10. They could have had a daughter that died young. On the 1850 census there is a Charles Brown, age 8, in their household. A Charles B., with a last name that is unreadable on his grave marker, died 26 Mar. 1856 per Rootsweb Cemeteries, Cattaraugus County, NY.  He is buried by Nancy Waller.  Could he have been Charles Brown Waller and adopted?  Lory and Nancy were          too old to have children.  But,on the census he had B for race which would mean black. Nancy Waller died 25 Apr. 1880 per the Rootsweb site.

 

2.      Milan Waller, second child of Rhoda McKay and Daniel Waller, evidently died young.  No mention of him in his father’s will. No birth records.

 

3.      Julia Ann Waller, third child of Rhoda McKay and Daniel Waller, born 18 Jun. 1797, PA.  The McKay book has that she died 27 Oct. 1884. A site on Ancestry has that she died 27 Sep. 1888. Married Walter Libby, born 28 Feb. 1791 in Gorham, Cumberland County, ME, son of Richard Libby and Sarah Ross. Their known children were:

 

1.      Evelen Porter Libby (male), born 7 Jul. 1829, NY. Married Amanda Thatcher. In 1860 he is in Delaware, Delaware County, IA, under name, Porter Libby. In 1870 he is in Keokuk, Lee County, IA under name, E.P. Libby, also in 1880. E.P. and Amanda had one know child, Mary Libby.

 

2.      Emulous Rush Libby, born Dec. 1832, NY. Rush married Mary ?, born Jun. 1834, NY. They lived in Hanover, Chautauqua County, NY. Known children of Rush and Mary:

 

1.      Walter Libby, born ca 1866, NY. Must have died young.

2.      Clifford Libby, born Feb. 1872, NY.

3.      Albert L. Libby, born 8 Apr. 1835, NY.

 

4.      Amantha Waller, fourth child of Rhoda McKay and Daniel Waller, born PA.  No further records.

 

5.      Almeda Waller, fifth child of Rhoda McKay and Daniel Waller. Per cansus records, she was born in PA ca 1802. Almeda married Arunah Scofield (also seen as Schofield) 5 Nov. 1820 in Nashville, Chautauqua County, NY. Arunah was born 24 Sep. 1785 in Stamford, Fairfield County, CT, son of Enos Scofield and Hannah Gregory. He died 14 Feb. 1870.  Almeda’s death date or location is unknown. The family was living in Hanover, Chautauqua County, NY. Known children were:

 

1.      Emily Scofield, first child of Almeda Waller and Arunah Scofield, born 6 Jan. 1822 in Nashville, Hanover Twp, Chautauqua County,  died 7 Nov. 1846 in Perrysburg, NY.  Married William H. Robinson, son of Jared Robinson and Martha Head.  They had one child:

 

1.      Emory Scofield Robinson, born 12 Oct. 1846, NY, died1935. Married Gertrude Randall

 

2.      Polly Scofield, second child of Almeda Waller and Arunah Scofield, born 20 Mar. 1824, Nashville, Hanover Twp., Chautauqua County,  died 5 Sep. 1914, Perrysburg,  Cattaraugus County.  Polly married (1) Daniel Carr Slawson, son of Ebenezer Slawson and Betsy Carr, (2) William H. Robinson, son of Jared Robinson and Martha Head, and widower of Polly’s sister, Emily. Polly and Daniel Slawson had one child:

 

1.       Daniel Arunah Slawson, born Feb. 1849, died 1914. Married Theresa ?

 

3.      Esther Scofield, third child of Almeda Waller and Arunah Scofield, born 27 Jun. 1826, Nashville, Hanover Twp, Chautauqua County,  died 1 Jul. 1857, married Isaac Clement, son of David Samuel Clement.  Children        of Esther and Daniel Clement were:

 

1.      Flora S. Clement, m. unknown Bullock

2.      Unknown Clement

 

4.      Smith Scofield, fourth child of Almeda Waller and Arunah Scofield, born 4 Sep. 1828, Nashville, Hanover Twp, Chautauqua County, NY, died 24 Jul. 1910. Married Cornelia Ann McKee, daughter of Samuel McKee and Dorcas Griswold. Children of Smith and Cornelia McKee were:

 

1.      George Scofield, born1855, died 16 Nov. 1942, Cherry Creek, Chautauqua County,  m. Olive Ingalls.

2.      Flora Scofield. born ca 1858, married unknown Bullock.

 

5.      Enos Scofield, fifth child of Almeda Waller and Arunah Scofield, born 5 Jan. 1831, Nashville, Hanover Twp, Chautauqua County, NY, died 7 Nov. 1874 in the same location. (A cemetery record has that he died 5 Apr. 1894; the 1874 date is from a Waller descendant).  Enos married Louisa Gillett on 11 Aug. 1853. Louisa was born 2 Jul. 1834 and died 20 Aug. 1888. Both are buried in the Nashville Cemetery. Enos and Louisa had one known child:

 

1.      Addie J. Scofield, born 23 Oct. 1857, Nashville, Hanover Twp, Chautauqua County,  died 9 Jan. 1882. Married Lewis Boss.

 

6.      Hannah Scofield, sixth child of Almeda Waller and Arunah Scofield, born 2 Apr. 1833, Nashville, Hanover Twp., Chautauqua, County,  died 26 Dec. 1907 in FT. Collins, Larimer County, CO.  Married Philemon Perry Black, son of James Black and Rachel Burdick, on 26 Jun. 1850 in Nashville. Children of Hannah and Philemon Black were:

 

1.      Charles Arnah Black, born 5 Feb. 1852, Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, died 9 Sep. 1936, Red Bluff, CA, m. Harriet Markley on 5 Sep. 1872.

 

2.      Esther Belle Black, born 17 Oct. 1855, Bethlehem, Wayne, IA, died 19 Aug. 1929, FT. Collins, Larimer, CO, m. Rezin E. Dotts on 26 Aug. 1876.

 

3.      Cora Black, born 7 Jun. 1858, Bethlehem, Wayne, IA, died 1861, Bethlehem, Wayne, IA.

 

4.      Frank Elsworth Black, born 5 Jun. 1861, Bethlehem, Wayne, IA, died 27 Dec. 1935, Toppenish, Yakima, WA, married Mary Frances Soar on 19 Nov. 1883 in Ft. Collins, Larimer, CO.

 

5.      David Asbury Black, born 1 Jul. 1863, Bethlehem, Wayne, IA, died 1911, married Mabel Gregg in Jun. 1900.

 

6.      Lewis Harvey Black, born 25 Jun. 1866, Bethlehem, Wayne, IA, died 4 Aug. 1896 in FT Collins, Larimer, CO, m. Mary R. McBride on 1 Jan. 1893 in FT. Collins.

 

7.      Almeda Scofield Black, born 14 Aug. 1871, Bethlehem, Wayne, IA, married George Harry Buffum  on 15 Jun. 1898 in FT Collins, Larimer County, CO.

 

 

7.      Eliza Scofield, seventh child of Almeda Waller and Arunah Scofield, born 22 Sep. 1835, Nashville, Hanover Twp., Chautauqua, NY, died 15 Mar. 1898, married Amos McKee, son of Samuel McKee and Dorcas Griswold.  Children of Eliza and Amos McKee were:

 

1.      Alice McKee, m. Elmer Phillips.

2.      Arthur McKee

 

8.      Daniel Scofield, eighth child of Almeda Waller and Arunah Scofield, born 22 Mar. 1838, Nashville, Hanover Twp., Chautauqua County,  died 13 Feb. 1863.  A twin to Rhoda.  Daniel was a member of the Regimental Band, 111th Reg’t from Erie, PA. He was discharged because of illness and sent home to Nashville, but he died about two weeks after arriving home.  He is buried in the Nashville Cemetery.

 

9.      Rhoda Scofield, ninth child of Almeda Waller and Arunah Scofield, born 22 Mar. 1838, Nashville, Hanover Twp., Chautauqua County, NY, died 27 Sep. 1914.  A twin to Daniel.  Married David Laing.

 

10.      Ruth Scofield, tenth child of Almeda Waller and Arunah Scofield, born 12 Jan. 1842, Nashville, Chautauqua County, NY. Married unknown Howard.

 

11.      Lewis Scofield, eleventh child of Almeda Waller and Arunah Scofield, born 9 Sep. 1844, Nashville, Hanover Twp., Chautauqua County,  died 1 Jul. 1864 in Washington, D.C.

 

6.      Parthena Waller, sixth child of Rhoda McKay and Daniel Waller, born 15 Nov. 1805, died 11 Dec. 1898, married Joseph Medberry, son of Joseph Medberry, Sr. (also seen as Medbury) and Mehitabel (or Mehetible) Jackson.  Joseph died 7 Oct. 1850.  The children of Parthena and Joseph were:

 

1.      Joseph W. Medberry, first child of Parthena Waller and Joseph Medberry, born 5 Sep 1828, died 7 Oct. 1850, Lake Erie, NY.

 

2.      Eliza McKay Medberry, second child of Parthena Waller and Joseph Medberry, born ca 1825-1830, died 7 Oct. 1850, Lake Erie, NY.

 

3.      Dan/Don Downer Medberry, third child of Parthena Waller and Joseph Medberry, born 18 Dec. 1830, died 1909, married (1) Emily Jane Durfee, (2) Clarissa Susan Livermore, born 1832, died 1891. Dan and Clarissa are buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte Township, Sinclairville, NY. Children on the 1875 NY state census and 1880 federal census with actual mother unknown were: 

 

1.      Joseph Medberry, first child of Dan D. Medberry, born ca 1854, NY.

 

2.      Orson Medberry, second child of Dan D. Medberry, born 15 Mar. 1855in Arkwright, Chautauqua County, NY. Orson married Julia E. Cross on 10 Dec. 1876. Julia died 20 Feb. 1929 in Gowanda, Cattaraugus County, NY. She is buried in the Charlotte Cemetery, Chautauqua County, NY. Orson and Julia had the following children:

 

1.      Minnie E. Medberry, born 3 Jul. 1882, Charlotte, NY, died the same day.

 

2.      James B. Medberry, Born 22 Oct. 1883, Charlotte,  died 22 Sep. 1885.

 

3.      Lena L. Medberry, born 17 Oct. 1886, Charlotte, NY. Lena     married (1) Walter Hodges, (2) Louis C. Ingerson on 17 Oct. 1905 in Jamestown, NY. Louis was the son of Ira Ingerson and Elizabeth Thompson. Lena and Louis had the following children:

 

1.      Morris D. Ingerson, born 16 May 1906, NY.

2.      Daughter Ingerson, born 24 Apr. 1909, NY.

3.      Daughter Ingerson, born 15 Mar. 1911, NY

4.      Beatrice Louise Ingerson, born 1 Jun. 1916, NY.

 

4.      George D. Medberry, born 5 Aug. 1890, Charlotte, NY.

 

3.      Loretta Medberry, third child of Dan D. Medberry, born 11 Jun. 1859,  died 15 Mar. 1953.  Loretta married Henry Augustus Torrey, born 22 Jun. 1851, died 28 Nov. 1938, son of Orrin Torrey.

 

4.      Helen Medberry, fourth child of Dan D. Medberry, born 1864, NY.

 

5.      Dexter Medberry, fifth child of Dan D. Medberry, born ca 1866, NY. (He must be the same as Buxton on the 1880 census).

 

6.      Jennie May Medbury, sixth child of Dan D. Medberry, born 25 Jul. 1869, NY.

 

7.      Jerome Medberry, seventh child of Dan D. Medberry, born ca 1870, NY. Must have died young.

 

8.      Edith Medberry, eighth child of Dan D. Medberry, born ca 1872, NY.

 

4.      Sarahette Medberry, fourth child of Parthena Waller and Joseph Medberry, born 11 Mar. 1838, died 12 Apr. 1856, married Stedman J. Wheeler.

 

5.      Harriet Arzen Medberry, fifth child of Parthena Waller and Joseph Medberry, born 5 Mar. 1844.

 

Note: Joseph Medberry and his two older children died on the same day.  This is from the Westfield Messenger 8 Oct. 1850 about their deaths on Lake Erie.  It was reprinted in 1898 in the obituary of Parthena Waller Medberry.  Parthena died in Charlotte, NY, Chautauqua County, at the home of her son, Don D. Medbury.  Her obituary said that she was born in Marcellus, Onondaga County, NY.

 

         “The Martha Freeme Disaster”

“The Loss of the Schooner Recalled by the Death of the Owner’s Wife”

 

“Yesterday morning a schooner was seen making her course toward the land about three miles below Barcelona Harbor..  She was evidently in distress and shortly being discovered, struck upon a bar half a mile from shore.  Some of the residents in the neighborhood immediately boarded her and found her to be the schooner, Martha Freeme, of Buffalo, and a total wreck.  Two dead bodies lay upon her deck, much bruised and mutilated.  The schooner was doubtless wrecked during the severe gale on Sunday afternoon.  She was waterlogged, her main mast gone and her cabin carried away.  She had been loaded with staves and probably had taken on her load at Erie.  It is supposed that all hands, perhaps eight or nine, have perished.  The bodies discovered on deck were those of young men, each apparently about 25 years of age, and when found, one corpse was still limber and warm; the other had been dead some hours.  The unfortunate men had evidently taken to the rigging to escape the sea, and had been beaten and bruised by the swinging yards, til they had been struck powerless to the deck.  How long they remained in this fearful position and how great their suffering, their bereaved and suffering friends can never know.  The grave has set its seal upon the tale.”

 

Joseph Medberry, Sr., Eliza and Joseph W. were aboard this schooner.  Joseph, Sr. and Eliza’s bodies were washed out to sea.  Young Joseph was one of the bodies found on deck.  Young Joseph is buried in the Nashville Cemetery, Hanover, Chautauqua County, NY.  Markers exist for Joseph, Sr. and Eliza.

 

Information on the Waller and Medberry families from Dave Babcock, a descendant of Almeda Waller and from the Internet site of Jim Bullock; also census records.

 

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7.      Melvin Waller, seventh child of Rhoda McKay and Daniel Waller, born ca 1802, NY. Melvin married Maria J.?  Melvin was a Tavern Keeper in Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, NY. Known children of Melvin and Maria were:

 

1.      Alzina A. Waller, born ca 1836, NY

2.      Mary A. Waller, born ca 1841, NY.

 

8.      Merritt Waller, eighth child of Rhoda McKay and Daniel Waller, born ca 1815, NY.  Merritt may have had two or three wives.  On the 1850 census he had Amander (or Amanda), age 27, born NY. On the 1860 census his wife’s name is Elizabeth, age 39, born NY. This could be the same wife with name Elizabeth Amanda. Elizabeth Waller, age 45, died 24 Nov. 1866 in Fredonia, Chautauqua County, NY. (From notice in the Fredonia Censor). (See note below). On the 1870 census his wife’s name is Louisa, age 52, born NY. I found a Merritt Waller, age 66, born NY, and wife, Louisa Waller, age 63, born England, on the 1880 census living in Winnebago City, Faribault County, MN. I don’t know if it is the same Merritt. They were uncle and aunt to an Ashley family. Merritt was a Shoemaker by profession.  Known children born to Merritt:

 

1.      Daniel P. Waller, first child of Merritt Waller and ?, born ca 1841, NY. The notice of Daniel’s death in the Fredonia Censor ran as follows: “Waller, Daniel P., Sgt., d.17 Mar. 1865 in New York City of Typhoid, Quartermaster’s Sgt of 1st NY Dragoons, son of Merritt Waller of Fredonia, age 23...had been printer and publisher of “Arcade Enterprise” until enlisted Feb. 1864...Father with him at death…Buried Gowanda on 26 Mar…Leaves wife and 2 children”. Daniel married Ruth L. Pound on 30 Nov. 1861. They lived in Gowanda, NY.

 

2.      Richard Edger Waller, son of Merritt Waller and ?, born ca 1844, NY.  I believe Richard is the R.E. Waller, age 36, born NY, on the 1880 census, Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, NY. Richard is a Blacksmith.  His wife’s name is Jane. Richard enlisted for the Civil War on 26 Jul. 1862. He was in the 112th New York Volunteers. He was taken prisoner at Goldsboro, NC and paroled. The children of Richard and Jane were:

 

1.      Lottie E. Waller, born ca 1861, NY.

2.      Daniel Waller, born ca 1868, NY.

3.      Milan Orlando Waller, born 20 Oct. 1872, NY. (per Ancestry)

4.      Emma J. Waller, born ca 1877, NY.

 

3.      Milan O. Waller, third child of Merritt Waller and ?, born ca 1846, NY. The notice of Milan’s death in the Fredonia Censor was as follows: “Waller, Milan O., d. 8 Apr. 1863 in camp near Warrenton, VA, son of Merritt Waller of Fredonia, age 16 Yrs., 4 Mos, vol. in 64th Reg’t, fought at Fair Oaks and was wounded at battle before Richmond, transferred to 2nd U.S. Calvary, Co. L, d. of illness.”

 

4.      Ida Waller, fourth child of Merritt Waller and ?, born ca 1848, NY. (See Note below).

 

5.      Lucia L. Waller, fifth child of Merritt Waller and ?, born ca 1851, died 5 Jun. 1854, NY, age 2 yrs., 10 mos. (from The Fredonia Censor).

 

Note: I found a marriage notice from the Fredonia Censor that Merritt Waller married Elizabeth A. Twiss on 6 Sep. 1855. The Ida Waller, born ca 1848, appears with Merritt and Elizabeth on the 1860 census, but she is not on the 1850 with Merritt. This is a mystery. Children: Daniel, Edger and Milan are on the 1850 census with Merritt and wife, Amander (or Amanda).  The 1840 census shows Merritt and one female 15 to 20 years old, so he was married by then. Elizabeth A. Twiss could not be the mother of Merritt’s children if they did not marry until 1855. A big mystery here!

 

Note: Most of the information on the Waller family came from records found in the counties of Cattaraugus and Chatauqua, NY, cemetery, newspapers and vital records. Federal and state census records for New York were used, also.

 

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         THE SETH MCKAY FAMILY

 

Seth McKay, eighth child of Alexander McKay and Mary Sackett, was born 7 Sep. 1774 per the McKay book.  His tombstone has that he was born 17 Sep. 1770.  The Wadsworth records agree with what is in the book.  Seth died 23 Feb. 1826 in Aurora, Erie County, NY. He is buried in the Griffins Mills Cemetery, Erie County, NY.  Seth was a Hatter per descendent, Mary Lou Petrie. Seth married Larissa Lamb, born 23 Jan. 1786 in Bennington, VT.  She died 2 Jan. 1860 and is buried in the Griffins Mills Cemetery, also. Their marriage date was 12 Sep. 1802. I believe that the lady, Lavity (or Lavety) McCay, age 64, born VT, in with Daniel and Lydia McCay on the 1850 census in Aurora, Erie County, NY, is Larissa McKay, widow of Seth.  The age and place of birth per Mary Lou Petrie fits.  She has not been found anywhere else.  Some facts about some of their children:

 

1.      Seth McKay, Jr., first child of Seth McKay and Larissa Lamb, born 21 Oct. 1803,  died 23 May 1826. His tombstone in the Griffins Mills Cemetery has his birth as 16 Oct. 1803. Possibly the 21 Oct. was a baptismal date.

 

3.      Alvah McKay, third child of Seth McKay and Larissa Lamb, born 16 Feb. 1810,  died 4 Aug. 1887.  Alvah married Eliza ?, born NY.  His family is in Rockton, Winnebago County, IL, when the Dec. 1850 census was made.  In the household are: Alvah, born NY. ; Eliza, age 41, born NY; William W., age 15 born NY; Randolph, age 8, born MI. and Dallas, age 6, born MI.  I take it, by this census, that son, Darwin Wright McKay, twin to Dallas, had died.  Alvah was a Painter by profession. Son John Randolph is single and on his own in 1870.

 

4.      Porter McKay, fourth child of Seth McKay and Larissa Lamb, born 28 May 1812 in Willink, Erie County, NY. (per Mary Lou Petrie), died in Wichita, KS, 26 Jul. 1892.  Married Mary “Polly” Newton, born 12 Mar. 1810 in Cambridge, Washington County, NY.  Polly died after 1850 in Buffalo, Erie County, NY. (Info from DAR records of Dorothy Irene Daum, descendent of Porter‘s son Joshua Newton McKay, and Mary Lou Petrie).  When the 1870 census was made, Porter was in Beloit, Rock County, WI.  The wife named is Mary A. McKay.  In 1880 he is in Bear Grove, Fayette County, IL, living with his daughter, Esther, and her husband, Charles Bunting.  Mary, second wife, is  evidently deceased. Facts about some of the children of Porter and Polly Newton:

 

2.      Joshua Newton McKay, second child of Porter McKay and Polly Newton, was born 22 Mar. 1834 in Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County,  died 5 Apr. 1914 in Holland, MI.  Married Lydia Louise Crandell 2 Jan. 1857 in Canada.  Lydia was born 16 Aug. 1840 in Onondaga Township, Brant County, Canada West.  She died 26 Jun. 1919 in Holland, MI. They had the following children per Irene Daum:

 

1.      Minnie McKay, born in Brantford, Canada

2.      Frank McKay, born in London, Canada

3.      Jessie McKay, born in Clymer, Chautauqua County, NY

4.      Charles Porter McKay, born in East Hamburg, Erie County,  married Florence Adella Terrill 16 Dec. 1882 in Ingersoll, Canada Their children were:

 

1.      Stanley Livingstone McKay,, born 30 Apr. 1884 in Brooklin, Ontario, died 1943.

 

2.      Clara Gertrude McKay, born Sep. 1885 in Brooklin, Ontario, died Mar. 1946.

 

3.      Edith Adella McKay, born 1887, died 1887 in Brooklin, Ontario.

 

4.      Milton Edgar McKay, born 10 Nov. 1889 in Orillia, Ontario, died 20 Nov. 1966. Married Florence Ruth Robinson 16 Jul. 1924 in Chicago, IL. Their children were:

 

1.      Milton Edgar McKay, Jr., born 12 May 1925, married Jean Vandenberg, 22 May 1944, in Kalamazoo, MI.  They had four daughters.

 

2.      Doris Ruth McKay, second child of Milton Edgar McKay and Florence Ruth Robinson, born 24 Aug. 1928, Joliet, IL. Doris married John Armstrong on 4 Nov. 1950 in Joliet.  They had one daughter.  Doris died 15 Oct. 1954.

 

5.      Eva Louise McKay, born 26 Sep. 1892 in Holland, MI, died Mar. 1933 in Joliet, IL.

 

6.      Irene Myrtle McKay, born 26 Jan. 1899 in Holland, MI, married James A. Daum, born 14 June 1897 in St. Louis, MO.  Irene died 14 May 1964. They had one daughter.

 

Continuing children of Joshua Newton McKay:

 

5.      George McKay, born in East Hamburg, Erie County, NY

6.      Merton McKay, born in Westfield, Chautauqua County, NY

7.      Joshua Newton McKay, born in Clymer, Chautauqua County, NY.

 

8.      Lovancha Geraldine McKay, born 5 Jul. 1867 in Clymer, Chautauqua County, NY.  Lovancha died 27 Sep. 1932 in Chicago, Cook County, IL. Married Charles Henry Petrie, born 1864 in Jerseyville, Ontario, Canada, died 25 May 1894 in Black Lake, Holland, MI. They were married 7 Apr. 1886 in Woodstock, Canada. (Information from Mary Lou Petrie, descendant)

 

9.      Jean McKay, born in Westfirld, Chautauqua County, NY

10.      Louis McKay, born in Brantford, Canada

11.      Lalla McKay, born in Westfield, Chautauqua County, NY

 

4.      Esther G. McKay, fourth child of Porter McKay and Polly Newton. Irene Daum has a Lalla Esther McKay under Porter McKay, born ca 1848, died 1930 in Grand Rapids, MI, married Charles Bunting. No children.  The birth fits to be Esther G. McKay in the book.

 

5.      Lurah McKay, fifth child of Seth McKay and Larissa Lamb, born 27 Jul. 1814,  died 20 Jul. 1897, NY.  Buried Griffins Mills Cemetery, Erie County, NY.  Lurah married Joseph W. Wainwright, born England ca 1804. They had one known daughter, Mary R. Wainwright.  The family lived in Boston, Erie County, NY.  Joseph was a Tailor.

 

7.      Samuel Newel McKay, seventh child of Seth McKay and Larissa Lamb born 13 May 1819, NY.  The family lived in Danbury, Fairfield County, CT. Samuel married Clarinda Beers, born CT. Daughter, Minerva (called Minnie), was a schoolteacher.

 

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THE WEED FAMILY

 

Sarah McKay, ninth child of Alexander McKay and Mary Sackett born 4 Apr. 1776 per the McKay book, 4 Aug. 1776 per Wadsworth records. She was born in CT. per the 1850,  census. Sarah married John Weed, son of Reuben Weed, Jr. and Mary Scofield. Their marriage on 23 May 1793 is recorded in the Congregational Church records of Greenfield, Saratoga County, NY. (The McKay book has 3 May). John was born in Stamford, Fairfield County, CT.  Sarah died 28 Jan. 1852 and John died 28 Apr. 1848 at age 78 years. Both are buried in the Cornell Cemetery, Greenfield, Saratoga County, NY.  The family lived in Greenfield. Facts about some of their children:

 

1.      Elizabeth “Betsey” Weed, first child of Sarah McKay and John Weed, born 1793,  died 25 Apr. 1795. Buried Cornell Cemetery, Greenfield, NY.

 

2.      John Sackett Weed, second child of Sarah McKay and John Weed, born 23 Jun. 1796, NY, died 10 Aug. 1862.  John married (1) Sally Medbury, daughter of Nathan Medbury, (2) Amanda Kinsman, a widow. No children by either wife. Sally died 26 Dec. 1823 after two years of marriage.  John made his will on 3 Sep. 1860. Named in his will are nieces and nephews and two sisters living at that time, Sarah Hoyt and Lydia H. King. His will and that of his sister, Emily, gave names in the progression of the families. His second wife, Amanda, was evidently separated from him as she lived in Yorkville,  and he was in Greenfield. John is buried in the Cornell Cemetery, Greenfield, Saratoga County, NY.  His first wife, Sally, is buried there, also.

 

3.      Sarah Weed, third child of Sarah McKay and John Weed, born 31 Jul. 1798,  died 23 Sep. 1873 (the McKay book has 1870 for her death, but her tombstone has the 1873 date. She was age 75 at death.  Sarah is buried in the Cornell Cemetery, Greenfield, Saratoga County, NY.  Sarah married (1) Jesse Hanford, (2) Caleb M. Hoyt. No children.

 

4.      Mary Weed, fourth child of Sarah McKay and John Weed, born 8 Nov. 1801, NY died 15 Jul. 1845 per the McKay book. Mary, also called Polly, was alive when her father’s will was made on 1 Sep. 1847 in Saratoga County, N.Y.  She is mentioned as Mary Sellick, wife of Stephen S. Sellick of New Orleans, LA.  Their marriage date was probably about 1820.  His middle name is thought to be Samuel. The surname is seen as Selleck, also. On their son, J.R.S. Selleck’s 1910 census record, it has that his father was born in CT.  In Stamford, CT, where John Weed was born, there is a birth entry for a Stephen Sellick, born 27 Apr. 1796, son of Stephen and Betsey Sellick (Vol.2, pg.35). He would fit nicely to be the husband of Mary Weed if it could be proved. The Sellick men in CT. were mainly basket makers.  I have been unable to find out where Mary Weed Sackett died and where she is buried.  I expect she died in New York.  Stephen may have gone on to New Orleans after her death.  A S.S. Sellick died in New Orleans on 16 Feb. 1870, age 76.  I believe this is Stephen S. Sellick.  From the will of Mary’s brother, John Sackett Weed, and her sister, Emily B. Weed, I was able to find the names of Mary’s children:

 

1.      Caroline M. Sellick, child of Mary Weed and Stephen Sellick, born ca 1825, NY. Her middle name may have been        Mary. Caroline married John William Wheelhouse, born England, ca 1817. On census records he is seen as John or William. The family was living in Windham, Bradford County, PA, when the 1850 and 1860 census was made. Both the wills of John Sackett Weed and Emily B. Weed give the location of Caroline as New Orleans, LA,. I have found no records for them there. Children found for Caroline and John Wheelhouse were:

 

1.      Margaret Wheelhouse, born ca 1846, PA.

2.      Mary Ann Wheelhouse, born ca 1848, PA.

3.      William Wheelhouse, born ca 1849, PA. Believe died early.

4.      Susan Wheelhouse, born ca 1851, PA.

5.      James Wheelhouse, born ca 1853, PA.

6.      Catherine Wheelhouse, born ca 1858, PA.

7.      John William Wheelhouse, Jr., born 1 Apr. 1859, LA.  John died 26 Jun. 1907 in St. Louis, MO.  John married (1) Alice W. Eakin on 25 Apr. 1878 in New Orleans, LA, (2) Annie Lonergan in 1880. (Info from Virginia Boyles Lawless, descendant).  Annie was born May 1864. The family moved to St. Louis, MO.  Known children were:

 

1.      Harry Wheelhouse, born Jul. 1881, MO.

2.      James V. Wheelhouse, born 11 Jul. 1888, MO.

3.      John Wheelhouse, born 25 Apr. 1890, MO.

4.      Caroline Mary Wheelhouse, born Apr. 1892, MO.

5.      Richard Wheelhouse, born Feb. 1894, MO.

6.      Grace Wheelhouse, born Mar. 1896, MO.

7.      Edward Wheelhouse, born Sep. 1898, MO.

8.      Ann Wheelhouse, born ca 1902, MO. Married Dodd Slauson.

 

Note: An odd thing is that Margaret Wheelhouse, daughter of Caroline Sellick and John Wheelhouse, is living in Nichols, Tioga County, NY, in 1870.  She is a Dressmaker.  In her household is all of her brothers and sisters except John William. No further records.

 

2.      Sarah E. Sellick, child of Mary Weed and Stephen Sellick.  She could be the oldest child but is always in the middle in records of the three children.  Per the wills mentioned, Sarah married a man with the surname of Sewell, and they were living in Jackson, LA or New Orleans, LA.  Another researcher thought the name was supposed to be Seawell. Family tradition passed down is that they owned a huge plantation. I had no luck tracing her under either name. This researcher said Sarah’s husband was called “Bullet” and that he was in the War of 1812 and served on Lake Erie with Commodore Perry. I found some Sewell’s and one Seawall that were in the War of 1812 but none I could connect to Sarah.  If her husband was in that battle, he was a good bit older than Sarah.  No further records.

 

3.      J.R.S. Sellick, third child of Mary Weed and Stephen Sellick, born ca 1830, NY.  His full name was Joshua Remington Sands Selleck which appears on some of his children’s birth records. Sands seemed to be a popular name with the Sellick men. J.R.S. died 9 Apr. 1914 in New Orleans, age 85.  He married Mary Phelan, born Ireland. A Mary Selleck died 27 Jan. 1910 in New Orleans, age 73.  Records of their children:

 

1.      James T. Selleck, born 16 Apr. 1859, LA. Vol.26, Pg.198. James married Mollie B. Ditton on 28 Jan. 1885, daughter of George and Henrietta Ditton, born KY.  Mollie died 21 May 1902 per New Orleans death records.  James and Mollie had one known child, Louis Sellick, born Mar. 1900, LA.

 

2.      Charles Selleck, born 24 May 1860, LA, Vol. 26, Pg. 679.  Charles died 20 May 1862, age 2, LA.

 

3.      John Selleck, born 6 May 1863, LA, Vol.33, Pg. 241. John died 29 Jul. 1864 at age 14 months.

 

4.      Mary Elysabeth Selleck, born 30 Nov. 1864, LA, Vol.36, Pg.803

 

5.      Henrietta Selleck, born 30 Mar. 1870, LA, Vol.55, Pg. 606. Henrietta C. died 23 Feb 1913, LA.

 

Note: J.R.S. Selleck was a Pvt., Co. E, 5th LA,  Infantry in the Civil War.  He enlisted 8 May 1861 in New Orleans and was discharged Feb. 1862.  The record said he was single. Unless there is another J.R.S. Selleck,  I do not see how this could be.

 

Continuing the children of John and Sarah Weed:

 

5.      Betsey Edwards Weed, fifth child of Sarah McKay and John Weed, born 20 Jul. 1804, NY, died 28 Aug. 1838 (This date may be in error as Betsey was mentioned in          her father‘s Jun. 1848 will). Betsey married James W. Johnson on 13 Feb. 1823.   James was the son of Caleb Johnson and Mary Beach. James remarried after Betsey’s death to Martha W. Brown. Betsey and James had the following children:

 

1.      Frederick M. Johnson, born ca 1824/25, Lived in San Francisco, CA.  Sailor on the high seas per his Aunt Emily B. Weed’s will.

2.      George W. Johnson, born ca 1826, lived Alba NY.

3.      Mary A. Johnson, born ca 1830, lived in Fulton County, NY.

4.      Pauline K. Johnson, born ca 1832, lived in Fulton County, NY.

 

6.      Paulina Weed, sixth child of Sarah McKay and John Weed, born 31 Aug. 1806,  died 4 Aug. 1829. Paulina was the first wife of Albert G. King. No children.  Paulina is buried in Cornell Cemetery, Greenfield, NY.

 

7.      Lydia H. Weed, seventh child of Sarah McKay and John Weed, born 20 Dec. 1808; died 6 Mar. 1870. The date of her death is in error in the McKay book. Lydia married Albert G. King, widower of her sister, Paulina. Lydia is buried in Cornell Cemetery, Greenfield, NY. They had one son: John S. King who married Lucinda A. ?.  One known daughter: Fannie L., born ca 1878.

 

8.      George Croghan Weed, eighth child of Sarah McKay and John Weed, born 17 Aug. 1813,  died 9 Oct. 1862, NY. Married Pamelia Kilmer on 31 Aug. 1837.  They had more children than the one listed in the book.

 

1.      John Weed, born 25 May 1841, died 3 Sep. 1842.

2.      Byron K. Weed, born 2 Jul. 1843, NY. Married Lucy ?. On the 1880 census Byron is living in Manhattan, NYC. His mother is living with he and Lucy.  No children listed.

3.      There may have been a Henry C. Weed, who was born and died 4 Jun. 1844

 

9.      Emily Burton Weed, ninth child of Sarah McKay and John Weed, born 9 Jul. 1819,  died 9 Feb. 1962. Never married.  Buried Cornell Cemetery, Greenfield, NY.

 

10.     Harriet Frances Weed, tenth child of Sarah McKay and John Weed, born 22 Aug. 1822,  died 6 Apr. 1837. The year of her death is in error in the McKay book. Harriet is buried in the Cornell Cemetery, Greenfield, NY.

 

Note: Most of the information on the Weed family came from the Historian’s office in Saratoga Springs,  census records and Ancestry.

 

 

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THE DANIEL MCKAY FAMILY

 

Daniel McKay, tenth child of Alexander McKay and Mary Sackett, was born 20 Sep. 1778, in Dutchess County, NY. per the NY State 1865 census. On his son, Bazaleel Gurney McKay’s death certificate it had PA, which is obviously an error. Daniel died 7 Dec. 1865 in River Falls, WI. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls, Pierce County, WI. Daniel married Lydia Edwards on 20 Sep. 1804 in Skanateles, Onondaga County, NY. Lydia was born in MA, the daughter of  Simeon Edwards and Lydia Edwards. She died 30 Jan. 1858 in Warsaw, Wyoming County, NY. She is buried in the cemetery at Griffins Mills, Erie County, NY. The site of a Jerry Norr’s web page on Ancestry has that Lydia was christened 26 Aug. 1789 in Northampton, MA. (We were unable to confirm, but that is where her parents were from). Daniel and Lydia lived in Marcellus, Onondaga County, NY for quite a few years before moving to Erie County, NY where they lived in the vicinity of Aurora.  After Daniel’s move to Wisconsin, where some of his children lived, he bought property there in 1864 but sold it to his daughter, Adelle C. Barnett, on 4 Sep. 1865.  Some facts about children of Daniel and Lydia:

 

1.         Lydia Electa McKay, first child of Daniel McKay and Lydia Edwards, born 1 Nov. 1805, Onondaga County,  died 3 Dec. 1830 in Erie County, NY.  She is buried by her mother in the Griffins Mills Cemetery, Erie County, NY. The poem she wrote to her fiance is in the book and reflects the knowledge that she was going to die and never see him again.

 

Pg. 52-55...Some of this ancestral line (which is really the Edwards line) is in strong dispute by the Downing family researchers, particularly the Wingfield’s on page 55.

Per Downing research, #31 on page 55 was Rev. Joseph Downing and his wife was

Jane Rose.

 

Continuing children of Daniel and Lydia McKay:

 

2.      George Clinton McKay, second child of Daniel McKay and Lydia Edwards, born 14 Sep. 1807 in Onondaga County,  died 28 Jun. 1882 in Seward, Nebraska (the book is in error on his death date). George moved west from Erie County, NY to Warren, Trumbull County, OH. He married (1) Melissa Knapp on 13 Jul. 1839. How he met her I do not know, as she was from Charleston, Lorain County, OH.  Melissa died Jul. 1842.  Children of George and Melissa were:

 

1.      Louisa McKay, born May 1840, OH. Married Lawson Manning.  (Information from Jim Josephson, descendant of George McKay)

 

2.      Melissa McKay, born 14 Oct. 1841, OH. Melissa married Joseph Martin Wadsworth, son of Daniel Wadsworth and Mrs. Mary H. Miller Barnett (also McKay connections). Joseph and Melissa lived in Lafayette, WI, Pierce County, WI, Iowa, Seward, NE and Stillwater, MT.  They had the following children:

 

1.      George Wadsworth, first child of Melissa McKay and Joseph Wadsworth, born ca 1856, IA.  (1910 census has WI.) George married Emma V.?, born 1868, WI. I strongly believe that George married Emma V. McKay, daughter of Freeborn McKay and Mary Ellen Davis (the latter in question). George does not have a wife listed on the 1920 census, so Emma could have died between 15 Apr. 1910 and 9 Jun. 1920. The family is living in Big Timber, Sweet Grass County, MT.  Children of George and Emma V. were:

 

1.      George R. Wadsworth, born ca 1895, NT.

 

2.      Harry D. Wadsworth, born ca 1899, MT.  The 1920 census looks like Hardy D. Married Ethel, born ca 1899, CO.

 

3.      Alta A. Wadsworth, born ca 1903, MT.

4.      Ada B. Wadsworth, born ca 1906, MT.

 

2.      Edward Wadsworth, second child of Melissa McKay and Joseph Wadsworth, born ca 1859, WI.

3.      Nellie Wadsworth, third child of Melissa McKay and Joseph Wadsworth, born ca 1868, WI.

4.      Mary Ellen Wadsworth, fourth child of Melissa McKay and Joseph Wadsworth, born 22 Mar. 1868 in River Falls, Pierce County, WI, died 1960. Married William A. Willard.  I believe Mary Ellen and William had one daughter, Mary Willard, born Jan. 1896, MT, maybe more children.

5.      Alta Wadsworth, fifth child of Melissa McKay and Joseph Wadsworth, born ca 1870, WI.

6.      Burtie W. Wadsworth, sixth child of Melissa McKay and Joseph Wadsworth, (male), born Sep. 1874, WI.

 

George Clinton McKay married (2) Rachel Hampton Hathaway, a widow with several children on 23 Feb. 1845.  Rachel was born in PA. but lived in Trumbull County, OH when she married George.  Rachel died in Horace, Greeley County, NE on 23 Feb. 1894 at age 83. She and George are buried in Seward, NE. Children born to George and Rachel were:

 

3.      Adeline McKay, third child of George C. McKay, born 20 Apr. 1846, Trumbull County, OH, died 21 Feb. 1938 in Oceanside, CA. Adeline married Henry James Weaver 13 Oct 1861 in Lafayette County, WI. Henry J. Weaver died 16 Jun. 1902 in Lafayette County, WI. Adeline was living in Oceanside, CA. when the 1920 census was made. Known children born to Adeline and Henry:

 

1.      Harriet Weaver, born ca 1863, WI.

2.      Ella Weaver, born ca 1865, WI.

 

Note: An Ella A. Weaver married 1 Sep. 1888 in Lafayette County,WI; another Ella Weaver married Ira Root, 10 May 1883, in Grant County, WI.; A Harriet J. Weaver married 1 Sep. 1885 in Lafayette County, WI. No husband’s names were given for two of these.  A McKay connection has that Harriet married a Barnes.

 

4.      Daniel Clinton McKay, fourth child of George C. McKay, born 14 Jul. 1848 in Trumbull County, OH, died 21 Aug. 1914 in Ewing, Holt County, NE. Daniel married Harriett Ann Burnet, daughter of James Burnet and Amy Palmer Closson on 30 Jun. 1872 in Staplehurst, NE. Harriett was born 30 Jan. 1852, IL, died 30 Nov. 1937. Daniel and Harriett had the following children per census records:

 

1.      Emma McKay, born ca 1875, NE. Probably died young.

2.      Ernest C. McKay, born Feb. 1878, NE.  Ernest married Maude V.?  They had one known son, Ronald E. McKay, born ca Mar. 1909, NE. Maude was noted as a widow on the 1930 census

3.      Arthur B. McKay, born 13 Sep. 1896, NE. Arthur married Mary Larsen per Cheri Closson.  Known children were:

 

1.      Adeline M. McKay, born ca 1919, NE.

2.      Ellsworth C. McKay, born ca 1921, NE.

3.      Dorothy C. McKay, born ca 1924, NE.

 

Note: The Ancestry site of Cheri Closson shows two more children for Daniel and Harriett, Charles and Mary. I expect they died young as they do not appear on census records.

 

5.      Homer M. McKay, fifth child of George C. McKay, born 26 Jun. 1850, Trumbull County, OH, died 26 Feb. 1927 in Biloxi, MS. Homer married (1) Ann M. Closson on 7 Aug. 1876 in Seward, NE, married (2) Emma Anderson. (This is from a family group sheet sent to me). On a picture of Homer’s family, it gives his wife’s name as Tillie. Homer had three known children: Roland McKay, Myrtle McKay and Harry McKay (1880 census has Homer).

 

6.      Albert Alfonso McKay, sixth child of George C. McKay, born 12 Jun. 1853, WI, died 19 Jan. 1925 in Vancouver, WA. He is buried in Park Hill Cemetery, Vancouver. Albert married (1) Mary Amelia Kenison on 29 Jun. 1873 in Staplehurst, NE. Albert married (2) Sarah Brook Cox, (3) Melissa Enedora Loomis in Apr. 1922. Albert and Sarah moved to Washington State in 1900. Albert and first wife had the following children:

 

1.      Gertrude Geraldine McKay, born 6 May 1875, NE, died 4 Apr. 1975, SD. Gertrude married James Holsworth, born England, son of William Holsworth and Sarah King. The family was living in Hague, Clark County, SD, in 1910.  Children on this census born to Gertrude and James were:

 

1.      William A. Holsworth, born ca 1895, NE.

2.      Sarah C. Holsworth, born ca 1897, NE.

3.      Walter H. Holsworth, born ca 1898, NE.

4.      Nora Holsworth, born ca 1900, NE.

5.      John M. Holsworth, born ca 1902, SD.

6.      James F. Holsworth, born ca 1903, SD.

7.      Alfred Holsworth, born ca 1906, SD.

 

2.      James Henry McKay, son of Albert McKay, born 16 Oct. 1876, NE, died 3 Oct. 1952 in Seattle, WA. (dates from website of Marlene Davis-Ancestry)

 

Other children of Albert McKay and wife, Sarah Brooks:

 

3.      Rachel Millicent McKay, born 2 Mar. 1881, NE, died 1 Jun. 1931, OR. Rachel married George Washington Howell on 11 Dec. 1901 in Lewis River, Clark County, WA. George was born 23 Jun. 1870 in IN, died 18 Jan. 1865. (Information from e-mail of Nancy Siders on 20 Mar. 2007)

 

4.      George Franklin McKay, born 2 Nov. 1883, NE, died 30 Sep. 1954 in Kent, OR. (dates from website of Marlene Davis-Ancestry).  George married Emma Ophelia Carson.

 

5.      Sarah Adeline McKay, born 6 May 1886, NE.

6.      Paul Albert McKay, born 5 Dec. 1887, NE.

7.      Myrtle Matilda McKay, born 5 Apr. 1889, NE.

 

Note: Per Marlene Davis, there were more children for Alfonso: Arthur Able McKay, born 19 Mar. 1878.  Arthur died in a train wreck in 1907.  Another child was Alice Fay McKay, born 22 Nov. 1892, died before 1954.  Alice married Walt Beyers.

 

3.      Mary Ann McKay, third child of Daniel McKay and Lydia Edwards, born16 May 1809, Onondaga County, NY. Died 1 Dec. 1873. Minerva married Abram Smith.  I found this family extremely hard to research. There are so many Smith’s and none I found seemed to fit. The exception was first daughter, Minerva, who married James G. Crown. In 1900 and 1910 they were living in River Falls, Pierce County, WI. James was 81 years old in 1900 and 91 years old in 1910, so he was about ten years older than Minerva.

 

4.      Ferdinand Cecil Dwight McKay, fourth child of Daniel McKay and Lydia Edwards, born 26 Jul. 1811, Onondaga County, NY.  Died 22 May 1866, probably in Des Moines, IA, where he moved to in 1860.  His  will was signed 11 Mar. 1863 and admitted to probate 4 Jun. 1866 in Polk County, IA.  F.C.D., as he was called, was an outstanding student of many subjects per the McKay book.  He was a teacher, lawyer, marshal, district attorney and church clerk in Warsaw, NY. where he moved to after his marriage.  A staunch abolitionist, he was listed as an underground railroad operator. He took a lead in the Antislavery Society in Warsaw.  In Iowa, F.C.D. served in his profession of lawyer until being appointed Agent for Iowa, by the American Emigrant Co.  He continued in that capacity until a final illness. F.C.D. married Angelina J. Judd, daughter of Ambrose Judd of Marcellus, Onondaga County, NY.

 

Note: F.C.D. McKay named the following heirs in his will: Angelina J. McKay, wife and Executrix; William L. McKay of Des Moines; F.C.D. McKay, Jr. of Elmira, NY; Edward De Cost McKay of New York City; Angelina J. Mosher of Des Moines; Eudora Stewart of Des Moines; Theodore McKay of New York City; Charles J. McKay of Des Moines; Florence E. McKay of Des Moines and Jennie M. McKay.

 

Sources: Information from, “History of the Town of Warsaw”, by Andrew W. Young, and records found in Des Moines, Polk County, IA.

 

Some facts about some of the children of F.C.D. McKay and Angelina:

 

1.      Ferdinand Cecil Dwight McKay, Jr., first child of F.C.D. McKay and Angelina Judd, born 2 Nov. 1834. I have not found the date of his death or where he died. F.C.D., Jr. married Julia A. Carpenter, daughter of Lewis Carpenter and Mary E. Westlake of Horseheads, NY. The city directories of Elmira, NY, show that F.C.D., Jr. was a Machinist and Instrument Maker in Elmira.  A quite large ad said that he was the manufacturer of Barometers; Meteorological apparatus; Electro-magnetic machines for medical use; Hydrometers for testing coal oil, spirits, alcohol, syrups, acids, milk, beer, alkali, salts, etc.; Electro Gold and Silver Plating, all kinds of light jobs and model work.  He was an agent for the Howe Sewing Machine Co. and the New England Wax Thread Machine; agent for a first class wooden leg; agent for Roper’s new hot air or caloric engine. Quite a busy and talented man.

 

4.      Bernice Mosher McKay, fourth child of F.C.D. McKay, Jr. and Julia Carpenter, married Edward L. Gladding on 21 Oct. 1889.  Edward was born 5 Aug. 1860 in Ashtabula, OH..  They had one son, Henry Longdon Gladding (the book has Harry), born 26 Feb. 1892 in Ashtabula.

 

2.      Edward DeCost McKay, second child of F.C.D. McKay, Sr. and Angelina Judd, born 1 Jan. 1836, NY. Edward was a graduate of Yale University. He was in the mercantile business for awhile but became a successful insurance agent in New York City.

 

5.      William Henry Harrison McKay, fifth child of Daniel McKay and Lydia Edwards, born 21 Aug. 1813, Onondaga County, NY. William died 27 Feb. 1899 in River Falls, WI.  He married (1) Lucy Allen on 1 Oct. 1835 in Erie County, NY. Lucy was born 18 Aug. 1815,  daughter of John and Anna Allen.  She died 11 Jun. 1878 in River Falls, Pierce County, WI. Both William and Lucy are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls, WI.  The family came to Wisconsin in the mid-1850’s.  Prior to this they were in Ohio for a while. Lucy was the mother of all of their children. William married (2) Lucretia Smith Carr, a widow with children, on 1 Jan. 1880.  Lucretia died 29 Oct. 1901.  She is buried in Hudson, WI by her first husband, John F. Carr.  Some facts about the children of William and Lucy:

 

2.      Lydia McKay, second child of William H.H. McKay and Lucy Allen, born 5 Oct. 1838, OH.  I believe Lydia married Peter Ira Lawrence. They are shown on the 1860 census living next door to her father in Kendall,Lafayette County, WI.  Known children were:

 

1.      Henry Lawrence, born ca 1858, WI. Married Hattie ?

 

2.      Lucy Lawrence, born ca 1862, WI. Married David Nice. I believe they had a son, Walter, born Aug. 1891. He was adopted by Peter and Lydia Lawrence before 1900, so Lucy and David may have been deceased.

 

3.      Mazella/Margetta? Lawrence, born ca 1865, WI.

 

4.      Edward Lawrence, born Aug. 1867, WI. Edward married Sarah A.? on 23 Dec. 1888 in Crawford County, WI. They had the following known children:

 

1.      Ethel Lawrence, born Dec. 1890, WI.

2.      Edward Lawrence, born Sep. 1892, WI.

3.      Pearl G. Lawrence, born Nov. 1895, WI.

4.      Emmet L. Lawrence, born Sep. 1899, WI.

 

5.      Walter W. Lawrence, born ca 1876, WI. Married Rosa B.? They had two known children: Leone M. Lawrence, born ca1903, WI, and Florence B. Lawrence, born ca 1906, WI.

 

6.      Bertha Lawrence, born May 1880, WI. Married (1) Lee (or Leo) Hines. Living in Wauzeka, Crawford County, WI in 1900 and 1905 with her parents, Peter and Lydia Lawrence. In the household is a Walter Nice, grandson adopted by Peter and Lydia (see Lucy Lawrence). Bertha and Lee had two children: Freddie, born Jun. 1899, WI and Charles, born ca 1901, WI. Lee may have died as Bertha was married again by 1920 to Guy W. Birchard (he may have been called Greg, also). I could find no record of Freddie or Charles.  The Wisconsin Death Index 1959-1997 has Bertha E. Birchard, born ca 1885, died 3 Jan. 1975.  SSI for Wisconsin has Bertha Birchard, born 21 May 1884, died Jan. 1975 in Richland Center, Richland County, WI.  Although the year of her birth does not agree, I believe this is the same Bertha.

 

7.      James Walter Nice, grandson adopted by grandparent’s Peter Lawrence and wife, Lydia.  I believe he was the son of Lucy, daughter of Peter, and her husband, David Nice. James did marry but the 1930 census shows he was divorced. Per World War I registration, James Walter Nice was born 25 Aug. 1891, registered in Crawford County, WI. James died 8 Sep. 1944.  He is buried in Wood National Cemetery in Wisconsin.

 

4.      Esther McKay, fourth child of William H.H. McKay and Lucy Allen, born 4 Jun. 1842. Married Oscar Ingraham. They are living next to her father in 1860 when the census was made.

 

5.      Liberty McKay, fifth child of William H.H. McKay and Lucy Allen, born 17 Sep. 1844, OH, died 6 Nov. 1902 in Longmont, CO.  Liberty married Laura M. Olive Palmer, born 12 Jul. 1852, WI. Laura was the daughter of        Ameziah/Ameriah Palmer and Olive Bailey per a site on Ancestry. Their marriage was on 1 Jan. 1868. Liberty enlisted for the Civil War on 15 Nov. 1861 in Center, WI. He enlisted again on 8 Oct. 1863 in Darlington, WI. He was a Pvt. in both Co. I, 16th Wisconsin Infantry and in Co. I, 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry.  Liberty requested a pension on 15 Jul. 1881 while still in WI. Laura requested a pension 24 Nov. 1902 in the state of CO.  Per a record for their daughter, Bertha McKay, in River Falls, WI, Liberty and Laura had the following children:

 

1.      Andrew Albert McKay, born ca 1870, WI.

2.      Emma Melvina McKay, born ca 1872, WI.

3.      William H.H. McKay, III, born ca 1875, WI.

 

4.      Charles Randolph McKay, born ca 1877, WI.  Still single in 1920 living in Portland, OR with his mother.

 

5.      George Washington McKay, born 22 Feb. 1881, WI, died 16 Jan. 1960 in Portland, Multnomah County, OR.  George married Vera Marguerite Ross on 25 Dec. 1907, daughter of John S. and Zeruiah/Zeriuah Ross per a site on Ancestry. George and Vera had three known children:

 

1.      Zeruiah Laura McKay, born 11 Sep. 1909, IL, died 3 Apr. 1939 per Ancestry.  She married Dale Eastman 8 Aug. 1937.

 

2.      Waldron Ross McKay, born 9 Sep. 1911, WA, died 26 Dec. 1960, OR. He is buried in Willamette National Cemetery, OR. Evidently served WWII.

 

3.      Lavera McKay, born ca 1917, OR. No further records.

 

6.      Rosa Bell McKay, born Jun. 1882, WI. Rosa Bell married David Ellison Usher 13 Aug. 1900 in Boulder County, CO.  Known children were:

 

1.      Elsie B. Usher, born ca 1902, CO.

 

2.      Dorinda Usher, born 30 Mar. 1904, CO. Dorinda married (1) Frederick Sey Jones, born 10 Oct. 1903 in Dennison, TX, died 9 Dec. 1991, (2) Theodore Bhaer in 1952. Dorinda died 11 Dec. 1991 in Wickkenburg, Maricopa County, AZ. Dorinda and Frederick had two children.

 

3.      Laura A. Usher, born ca 1906, CO.

4.      Sadie L. Usher, born ca 1908, CO.

 

5.      Alice Maude Usher, born 18 Aug. 1909, Longmont, CO, died 6 May 1977 in Los Angeles, CA.  Alice married Charles “Jerry” Jones on 13 Aug. 1931 in Pasadena, CA.  They had one daughter.

 

6.      Agnes E. Usher, born ca 1913, CO.

7.      David M. Usher, born ca 1915, CO.

8.      Margaret Louise Usher, born ca 1916, CO.

9.      Virginia H. Usher, born ca 1924, CO.

 

7.      Bertha McKay, born 3 Feb. 1886, WI. (twin)

8.      Lucy McKay, born 3 Feb. 1886, WI. (twin) Believe she died in infancy.

 

9.      Lucy Olive McKay, born 7 Jul. 1884, WI. Lucy married Clarence C. Marsh ca 1902. The family lived in Paradox, Montrose County, CO.  Known children were:

 

1.      Fanny/Fannie L. Marsh, born ca 1904, CO.

2.      Irene C. Marsh, born ca 1906, CO.

3.      Clyde L. Marsh, born ca 1908, CO.

4.      Marjie Marsh, born ca 1919, CO. (possibly Marjorie)

 

6.      Freeborn McKay, sixth child of William H.H. McKay and Lucy Allen, born 19 Nov. 1846, Portage County, OH. There may have been three, at least two marriages for Freeborn. A Freeborn A. McKay married 14 Oct. 1866 in Lafayette County, WI. On the 1880 census he is shown as a widower. A marriage record in Pierce County, WI. shows that a Freeborn McKay married Laura A. Jellings 4 Jul. 1886. On the 1895 MN. state census, Freeborn is living in Sherburne County and has a wife, Carrie. The Family Tree, Ancestry, has Mary Ellen Davis for the spouse of Freeborn.  This could possibly have been his first wife. Ancestry has him buried 22 Oct. 1917 at Washington State Soldiers Home in Orting, Pierce County, WI. He was a Pvt., Co. I, 2nd Wisconsin Calvary, Civil War.  Freeborn was a stonemason by occupation. Known children of Freeborn are:

 

1.      Emma Viola McKay, born ca 1868, WI, first child of  Freeborn and Mary McKay. A marriage record in River Falls, WI. has that Emma married Levi Edwin Bouck on 13 Oct. 1883 and that her parents were Freeborn and Mary McKay. A Levi Bouck died 12 Nov. 1895 in Dunn County, WI. This could possibly be Emma’s husband. Emma V. married (2) George A. Wadsworth, son of Joseph Wadsworth and Melissa McKay who had moved to Sweet Grass County, MT, and that is where Emma and George are living in Apr. 1910 when the census was made. Emma does not appear on the 1920 census, so she could have been deceased. Per a One Tree on Ancestry, George died 22 Sep. 1942 in Multnomah, OR.  Known children of Emma and George were:

 

1.      George R. Wadsworth, born ca 1895, MT.

2.      Hardy (or Harry) D. Wadsworth, born ca 1896, MT.

3.      Nellie R. Wadsworth, born ca 1899, NR ?

4.      Alta A. Wadsworth, born ca 1903, MT.

5.      Ada B. Wadsworth, born ca 1906, MT.

 

2.      Ida R. McKay, born ca 1872, MO.

3.      John F. McKay, born ca 1874, WI.

4.      Elmer C. McKay, born ca 1878, WI.

 

8.      Henry McKay, eighth child of William H.H. McKay and Lucy Allen, born 18 Oct. 1850, Portage County, OH, died 1 May 1881in River Falls, Pierce County, WI. Henry married Sarah Reeves (the book has Rieves) 12 Jan. 1873 in Pierce County, WI.  She died 3 Apr. 1880. Both are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls, WI.  According to the birth record of their daughter, Lucy, there was two other children born to this couple other than what is named in the book, Nora and Ella.  Evidently some of the children died young as there were only two living children at Henry’s death. Per the newspaper account of Henry’s death, he died of consumption. It states that there were two small daughters left. They were adopted out but the record was sealed and we were unable to find out exactly what happened to them. A possibility is found on the 1880 census. Henry and his daughter, Lucy, age 1, are living in the household of a Edward Thrasher. However, Edward was a widower, also, with a 2 year-old daughter. There is an Ella McKay, age 3, living in the household of a young couple, Wallace and Effie Shepherd that could be Henry’s daughter.  They are living next door to each other. The census says Ella is adopted, but in 1900 Wallace and Effie are living in Minneapolis, MN with a son. Ella is not with them. Sad! Henry was a stonemason by profession.

 

9.      Evelin (or Eva) McKay, born 25 Aug. 1852. Eva married Moses Reeve on 1 Dec. 1872 in River Falls, Pierce County, WI.

 

10.       John Randolph McKay, tenth child of William H.H. McKay and Lucy Allen, born 13 Sep. 1834, WI. A John R. McKay married Emma Klingensmith on 25 Dec. 1878 in Ellsworth, WI. This could be Randolph. On the 1880 census, Emma McKay, age 18, is with her parents in Ellsworth, WI. On the 1900 census, John is in Darlington, Lafayette County, WI. as a boarder in a household. His status is given as a widower and a mason by profession.

 

6.      Edward Alexander McKay, sixth child of Daniel McKay and Lydia Edwards, born 6 Jan. 1816, Onondaga County, NY, died 11 Jan. 1874 in Washington, DC.  Edward married Henrietta Frank, daughter of Dr. Augustus Frank, on 12 Sep. 1839.  Henrietta was born 12 Sep. 1817, NY. When the 1860 census was made, Edward and family were living in Naples, Ontario County, NY. His occupation is given as Vineyard which is noted in the McKay book. By the 1870 census they were living in Washington, DC. in the area of Georgetown. Edward’s occupation was given as Farmer.  The McKay book has that Edward worked for the Treasury Dept., but the 1870 census has that his son, Augustus, worked for that dept.  Whether this is a mix-up I do not know.  More about the children of Edward McKay and Henrietta Frank:

 

1.      Jennie Henriette McKay, first child of Edward McKay and Henrietta Frank, born 30 Jun. 1843, NY, died 28 Nov. 1892, NY. Married Evelyn Hart Hopkins, son of Lewis R. Hopkins and Achsah Edwards (A McKay connection. See pg.34). This family lived in Prattsburg, Steuben County, NY.

 

2.      Lewis R. Hopkins, second child of Jennie McKay and Evelyn Hopkins, born 24 Dec. 1868, NY. Married Jennie B.? They had one daughter, Mary J. Hopkins, born Apr. 1896, NY. On the 1900 census, Mary Mower, daughter, is in the household of her parents with son, Lewis J. Mower, age 4 yrs. 1 mo., born NY.

 

5.      William Henry Hopkins, fifth child of Jennie McKay and Evelyn Hopkins, born 10 Dec. 1874, NY, died Oct. 1955, Richfield, MN.  Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Richfield. William married (1) Clara Mabel Violet Nutting, (2) Dorothy Nutting Bennett.  Children of William and Clara:

 

1.      Charles Evelyn Hopkins

2.      W. Evelyn Nutting Hopkins, born 14 Aug. 1902.

 

2.      Lydia Edwards McKay, second child of Edward McKay and Henrietta Frank, born 7 Jan. 1845, NY. Married George D. Ellis on 31 Aug. 1864.  Their son is noted as both William Henry Ellis and William Harrison Ellis in the McKay book. I don’t know which is correct.

 

3.      Augustus Frank McKay, third child of Edward McKay and Henrietta Frank, born 19 Jul. 1850, Ontario County, NY. Per an article in Cass County, North Dakota, History, Atlas and Biographies, 1884, Augustus graduated from the medical department of Georgetown University in the Spring of 1872. He began practice in Luzerne County, PA and stayed for four years. Then he was in Mr. Morris, NY for two years.  In 1878 he moved to Warren County, PA; in 1881 he moved to New York City and stayed two years. In Feb. 1883 he moved west to Fargo, ND. He became a Homeopathic doctor after five years of regular practice. The New York Homeopathic College endorsed his Diploma. About 1885 Augustus moved his family to Superior, WI. He became the Commissioner of Public Health and is pictured with the “First City Officers of Superior, WI.” in Apr. 1889.  By another article in “Saturday Evening Call Democrat”, West Superior, WI, Augustus seemed to have abandoned the practice of medicine and was on the staff of the “Duluth Daily News” (MN), writing articles. Augustus married Margaret Ferris 7 Oct. 1870. Some facts on their children:

 

2.      Ella Ferris McKay, second child of Augustus Frank McKay and Margaret Ferris, born 5 Jul. 1874, NY. Married Walter L. Wilder, born Jul. 1860, IL, on 18 Apr. 1896. I believe Ella died before 1930, as Walter is alone on that census. The family lived in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, CO in 1900, Austin, Garfield County, CO in 1910 and Pueblo, Pueblo County, CO in 1920.   Known children were:

 

1.      Frank M. Wilder, born Feb. 1897, CO.  Married Ruth Nutt, daughter of Levi B. and Mary R. Nutt. Frank was the Director for Physical Education at the Steelworks in Pueblo, CO.

 

2.      Edwin Hubbard Wilder, born 6 Sep. 1898, CO, died 4 Jan. 1983 in San Francisco, CA. Married Pauline ? Edwin was a clerk for the gas co., then the manager of a newspaper. One child, a daughter.

 

3.      Robert Lawson Wilder born 6 Mar. 1900, CO.  Married Jessamine B.?  They had one known son. The family was living in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN in 1930. Robert died 25 Sep. 1972 in MN. (From SSI Index)

 

4.      Margaret Wilder, born ca 1908, CO.

 

5.      Augustus Frank McKay, Jr., fifth child of Augustus Frank, Sr. and Margaret Ferris, born 7 Aug. 1883, Fargo, ND, died 4 Mar. 1886 of diphtheria in Superior, WI. He is buried in the Superior Cemetery.

 

7.      Bazaleel Gurney McKay, seventh child of Daniel McKay and Lydia Edwards, born 22 Feb. 1818, Onondaga County,  died 12 Jul. 1908 in Redwood Falls, MN.  Bazaleel married his cousin, Tryphena McKay, daughter of Alexander McKay, Jr. and Betsy Stephens. Tryphena was born ca 1820, Erie County, NY, baptized 30 Jan. 1822.   She died 2 Feb. 1891 in Redwood Fall, MN. Both Bazaleel and Tryphena are buried in the Redwood Falls, MN. Cemetery.  Bazaleel was always a farmer. The 1855 Agricultural Statistics for Aurora, Erie County, NY, shows that “Gurney” owned 75 acres of land, 70 improved. He grew hay, grass seed, wheat, corn, potatoes, peas, beans, flax, and apples. He had 3 cows, a horse and15 sheep. “Gurney” and his family moved west to Minnesota about 1869/70. They are on the Jun. 1870 census in Beaver, Renville County, MN. I don’t know exactly when they moved to the village of Redwood Falls.  Some facts about their children:

 

1.      Willis Stephens McKay, first child of Gurney and Tryphena McKay, born 4 Jan. 1843, died 8 Sep. 1843, both in Erie County, NY. Buried in the Griffins Mills Cemetery, Erie County, NY.

 

2.      Harlan Page McKay, second child of Gurney and Tryphena McKay, born 21 Jan. 1846, Erie County,  died 27 Dec. 1930, MN. Never married. He is buried in the Redwood Falls Cemetery.

 

3.      Angellette Allida McKay, third child of Gurney and Tryphena McKay born 3 Sep. 1848, Erie County, NY. Erie County birth record has her born in 1847. Angellette married Rufus W. Earl 6 Jun. 1869 in Beaver Falls, Renville County, MN. The McKay book has that she married Rufus H. Carr. That is an error. By the time of the 1880 census, the Earl family was living in Elizabethtown, Lawrence County, Dakota Territory (now South Dakota). This town was one of the early-day mining camps incorporated into the town of Deadwood in 1881. The historian wrote me that they had a terrible time in that area with mud slides and graves sliding down the hills. The identities of many burials have been lost. Angellette was called “Angie”. I have been unable to find out when or where she died. She was    still alive when the 1900 census was made living in Spearfish Township, Lawrence County, SD, with her daughter, Edith. Angie was a widow, working as a nurse. Rufus was still living when the 1880 census was made.  This census gives his birthplace as Canada; some of his son’s has VT for their father’s place of birth. Children of Angie and Rufus Earl:

 

1.      Austin M. Earl, born May 1870, MN. Austin married Jessie May Larkin/Larkins on 4 Sep. 1898 (Book 004, Pg. 051, Register of Deeds, Deadwood, SD.) Austin and Jessie moved to Kings County, WA from SD. Austin was a Longshoreman on the docks. Austin and Jessie had the following known children:

 

1.      Austin D. Earl, born ca 1906, SD.

2.      Roy A. Earl, born ca 1910, SD.

3.      Edith M. Earl, born ca 1913, WA.

4.      William Glenn Earl, born ca 1915, WA.

5.      Elizabeth L. Earl, born ca 1918, WA.

 

2.      Ward D. Earl, born Sep. 1871, MN. Ward married Ella Maude Larkin/Larkins on 4 Sep. 1898 (Book 004, Pg. 52, Register of Deeds, Deadwood, SD.).  Ward and Ella moved to Kings County, WA from SD.  They had one known daughter, Zoe V. Earl, born ca 1904, SD. Ella Maude was a widow by the time of the 1930 census.

 

3.      Edith Earl, born May 1882, Dakota Territory. This date is from the McKay book, but Dakota records show that she was born 28 Nov. 1881. Edith is last seen on the 1900 census in SD. I found no further records of her.

 

4.      Unnamed baby Earl, born 5 Sep. 1884, Lawrence County, Dakota Territory, Stillborn. Buried Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

 

4.      Henrietta Augusta McKay, fourth child of Gurney and Tryphena McKay, born 20 Jun. 1850, died 7 Feb. 1865, both in Erie County, NY.  Buried in the Griffins Mills Cemetery, Erie County, NY.

 

5.      Helen/Hellen Elizabeth McKay, born 30 May 1854, Erie County,  died 6 Jul. 1889, MN. I am not sure exactly where she died. Helen was a schoolteacher. Never married. She is buried in the Redwood Falls, MN. Cemetery.

 

6.      Mortimer Lincoln McKay, sixth child of Gurney and Tryphena McKay, born 20 Sep. 1859, Erie County,  died 6 Jun. 1939 in Bayfield County, WI.  Married Mary E. Pickthorn, daughter of Charles Pickthorn and Catherine Fox, on 4 Mar. 1883 in Beaver Falls Twp, MN. Mary was born, 11 Aug. 1862, in Green Bay, WI, died 15 Jun. 1939 in Ashland, WI.  Mortimer and Mary had the following children:

 

1.      Nellie McKay, born 24 Sep. 1884 in Redwood Falls, MN, died 22 Sep. 1954, St. Paul, Ramsay County, MN. Married Harry Briggs 22 Jun. 1909. No children. Both are buried in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, ST. Paul, MN.

 

2.      Elmer Augustus McKay born 16 Apr. 1887, Bristol, Dakota Territory. Died 11 Apr. 1958, Cable, Bayfield County, WI. Elmer married Christina Junek on 22 Dec. 1913.  Christina (called Christine) was born 20 Jan. 1895 in Montgomery, MN, daughter of Frantisek (Frank) Junek and Mary Holec. Christina died 25 Jan. 1978 in Tucson, AZ. Both Elmer and Christine are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Cable, WI. Their children:

 

1.      Howard McKay, born 16 Apr. 1915 in Bayfield County, WI, died 23 May 1980 in Baltimore, MD. Married Isa Mae Collins Breeding, a widow. They had one son, still living. Both buried in Baltimore.

 

2.      Ruby McKay, born 29 Jul. 1916 in Bayfield County, WI, died 20 Feb. 1985 in Tucson, AZ. Never married. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Cable, Bayfield County, WI.

 

3.      Edith McKay, born 7 Apr. 1918 in Bayfield County, WI, died 30 Dec. 2001 in Downers Grove, IL. Edith married Frances “Fritz” Nolan on 7 Dec. 1940. Edith is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Cable. WI. Three living children.

 

4.      George McKay, born 13 Feb. 1920,Bayfield County, WI, died 6 Oct. 1922 in St. Paul, MN. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Cable, WI.

 

5.      Fred McKay born 4 Oct. 1922; died 10 Oct. 1922, both in Bayfield County, WI. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Cable, WI.

 

6.      Harry McKay born 15 Oct. 1923, Bayfield County, WI.  Still living.  Married Blanche A. Wheeler. Harry served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1970. He was on the only aircraft carrier sunk by a German sub in the Atlantic Ocean, the USS Block Island. One of their destroyer escorts “got” the sub. Harry went on to serve on several other aircraft carriers and teach various Navy schools. He started out as a seaman and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. Harry and Blanche have 4 living children, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren at this time.

 

3.      Edna May McKay, born 27 May 1890, Blufton, AL, died 6 Nov. 1916 in St. Paul, Ramsay County, MN. Never married. Edna is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Cable, WI.

 

4.      Ellen McKay, born 10 Oct. 1896, Redwood Falls, MN, died 29 Jan. 1969 in Mahtomedi, Ramsay County, MN. Ellen married twice, (1) Edward Provost who died in 1918, (2) Manley Poff.  One son, Cecil Robert Provost, born 26 Mar. 1918, MN.  Cecil died 2 Apr. 1983 in MN. Ellen is buried in the Cable, WI, Greenwood Cemetery.  Cecil is buried in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, St. Paul, MN.

 

5.      Isabell Alice McKay, born 23 Sep. 1898 in Deerwood, MN. Died 13 Sep. 1967, Bayfield County, WI.  Married Harley Simington. Both are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Cable, WI. Their children were:

 

1.      Russel Simington, born 22 Dec. 1923 in Namakagon Township, Bayfield County, WI, died 12 Dec. 2002 in Duluth, MN. Russel married (1) Helen Mills. They had a son who is still living. Married (2) Dorothy Mead Wende, a widow. Russel is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Cable, WI.

 

2.      Lyle Simington, born 7 May 1925 in Namakagon Township, Bayfield County, WI, died 9 Jul. 2003 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, WI. Lyle married (1) Ruth Isabell, (2) Clara Lewis.  There are 6 living children for Lyle and his two wives.

 

3.      Avery Michael Simington, born 28 Jun. 1927 in Cable, Bayfield County, WI. Died 23 Oct. 1982 in Alton, IL. Buried in Hayward, WI. Avery married Virginia Kinsley 15 Aug. 1951. Their two children are still living.

 

4.      Isabell Alice Simington, born 9 Nov. 1930 in Cable, WI, died 21 Dec. 1994 in Duluth, MN. Buried in Ironwood, MI.  Isabell married (1) Paul Baker. No children.  She married (2) Elmer Eino Waurio. Isabell and Elmer had four children who are still living.

 

5.      Harley Edward Simington, born 24 Dec. 1933, Bayfield County, WI. I do not know if Harley is still living or not. He married Patricia Ann Noe on 24 Sep. 1955. They had five children, all still living.

 

6.      Duane Elmer Simington, born 3 Aug. 1937, Bayfield County, WI, died 20 Apr. 1994 in Tucson, Pima County, AZ. Duane married Lois Mae Barnhart 25 Oct. 1959. They had four children who are still living.

 

7.      Elmer Augustus McKay, seventh child of Gurney and Tryphena McKay, born 21 Aug. 1861, Erie County,  died 28 Jan. 1877 in Redwood Falls, MN. Buried in the Redwood Falls Cemetery.

 

8.      James Adolphus McKay, eighth child of Daniel McKay and Lydia Edwards, born 20 Apr. 1820 in Onondaga County, died 1 Oct. 1900 in West Superior, Douglas County, WI. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls, Pierce County, WI, beside his father, Daniel McKay. James married (1) Charlotte Chapin.  She was the mother of all of his children. Charlotte died in Casselton, ND, 24 Nov. 1886, where James had a medical practice. She is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Fargo, ND, near her brother, Jasper Chapin’s grave, and a sister, Louisa Chapin Melton. James A. McKay tells much about his life in his McKay genealogy, but there are a few other things about him revealed in other sources. In the Casselton Centennial Book, 1879-1979, North Dakota, on page 122, Dr. J.A. McKay was listed as a Homeopathic doctor in that town. In one of the city directories (1893) in West Superior, WI, he had an ad that stated he cured whiskey, opium, cocaine and tobacco habits. James had moved to West Superior in 1887 per one obituary for him. We found three obituaries for him, two from Superior and one from River Falls, WI. In the ones from Superior, they told how he was always cheerful, helpful to the aged, a kind person, a man of deep and earnest piety, his life a continual Ministry, one of God’s noblemen, a charity that was boundless, his life a great blessing. James Adolphus McKay married (2) Eliza Davis, daughter of Ebenezer Davis, on 4 Dec. 1888. Eliza was still alive in 1904, living in West Superior (listed in the city directory). More about the children of James A. McKay and Charlotte Chapin:

 

1.      Elmina Adelle McKay, first child of James A. McKay and Charlotte Chapin, born 16 Apr. 1846, died 19 Jun. 1881. Elmina married Nicholas Phillips 10 Dec. 1868.  The family was living in Wright, Ottawa County, MI. in 1870.They had one son:

 

1.      Cecil James Phillips, son of Elmina McKay and Nicholas Phillips, born 15 Sep. 1872, MI. Cecil married Sarah D. Luther on 7 May 1896.  Sarah was born Dec. 1869 in Lamont, MI. The family was living in Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI. Their children were:

 

1.      Margareth Phillips, born May 1898, MI. I believe Margareth married George McCarthy.  On the 1920 census George, age 22, born Mi. is living in Lowell, Kent County, MI, with wife, Margareth McCarthy, age 22, born MI.

 

2.      Robert Phillips, born ca 1900, MI.

 

3.      Arthur N. Phillips, born ca 1902, MI.  A Arthur N. Phillips, born 13 Dec. 1902, died 28 Jun. 1985 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI.

 

2.      Jasper Norton McKay, born 18 Apr. 1852, NY.  Married Nelly or Nellie H. Phenix, 14 Feb. 1876. Nellie was born 14 Aug. 1860, MI. (The 1900 census has Aug. 1861). Some facts about their children:

 

5.      Max McKay, fifth child of Jasper N. McKay and Nellie Phenix, born 25 Dec. 1888, MI, died 2 Oct. 1982, Bay City, MI. Max married Nona M. Bowers on 19 Jul. 1916. Nona was born 31 May 1889, MI, died 2 Apr. 1975, IL. Max and Nona had 3 daughters, 2 still living.

 

2.      Nanny Jean McKay, second child of Max McKay and Nona Bowers, born 24 Sep. 1919, Bay City, MI, died 11 Nov. 1971, Detroit, MI. Married Gerald Hutton on 27 Dec. 1937 in Angola, IN. Gerald was born 21 Dec. 1915, MI, died 29 Apr. 1993 in Boise, ID.  They had 3 children.

 

6.      Pingree H. McKay, called Piny in the book, sixth child of Max McKay and Nellie Phenix, born 18 Oct. 1893, MI.  Pingree died 19 Sep. 1973 in Poway, San Diego County, CA. Pingree married Dorothy B.?  They had one known daughter, Betsy J. McKay, born ca Dec. 1919.

 

4.      Charles Sumner McKay, fourth child of James A. McKay and Charlotte Chapin, born 21 Oct. 1861, died 8 May 1900 in Macon, GA. He was a Homeopathic doctor like his father. Charles married Cornelia Eugenia Raiford in Macon on 4 May 1893. No children. According to an obituary in a Macon, GA. newspaper, Charles came south from Michigan several years before his death at the request of a friend, Henry J. Lamar. Charles first took a position in the drugstore of Lamar & Sons. His health, however, required outdoor activity, so he requested and was elected to the job of sanitary inspector for the city of Macon in 1894. He proved to be efficient in this capacity. Charles was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Red Men and Odd Fellows.

 

9.      Joseph Addison McKay, ninth child of Daniel McKay and Lydia Edwards, born 15 Aug. 1822, Onondaga County, NY.  I have been unable to find out where Joseph died or when.  He was still alive in Jul. 1901 when his wife died.  Joseph Addison McKay married Sarah Chapin, daughter of Roderick Chapin on 10 Jun. 1849. “100 Years Of Trumbull County, Ohio Marriages 1800-1900” has the following line: McKay, Addison J. of Johnston… Chapin, Sarah C. of Carroll, m.24 Jun. 1849 by James A. McKay MG (Minister of the Gospel); rd Yates County, NY.  This sounds as if Joseph and Sarah were married in Ohio, but another source, “The Trumbull Democrat”, has that they were married in Potter, Yates County, NY by Elder James A. McKay. Sarah was born 3 Dec. 1825 in Warsaw, but she lived in Carroll, NY since a young age. She was trained as a schoolteacher and followed that profession before and after marriage. Joseph and Sarah were for a short time in Trumbull County and then moved to Malone in St. Croix County, WI and River Falls, Pierce County, WI. Sarah died 24 Jul. 1901 in Galesburg, IL at the home of their daughter, Mary Herbert. She is buried in Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg. I did have an e-mail from Stuart Dodge, descendant of Angie McKay Dodge, and he had a date of 1908 for Joseph Addison McKay‘s death, but he does not remember where he found the information. More about their children:

 

1.      Florus Chapin McKay, born 26 Apr. 1852, Trumbull County, OH. Florus married Eliza Maria Lowell, daughter of G.M. and Olivia Lowell on 23 Oct. 1873 in River Falls, Pierce County, WI. There are no known children of this marriage. A F.C. McKay, born 1852, died 3 Jun. 1902 in Polk County, IA.  I do not know if this is the same as Florus.

 

2.      Angie Lou McKay, born 1 May 1860, Pierce County, WI. Angie married (1) George E. Dodge 25 Sep. 1880.  Later divorced.  They had two children:

 

1.      Cecil Sumner Dodge, born 10 Dec. 1881, WI. He was living in Tacoma, Pierce County, WA in 1910.

 

2.      Maurice Dodge, born 8 Feb. 1884, WI. He was living in Tacoma, Pierce County, WA in 1910.

 

Angie Lou married (2) William F. Dodge (not William M) in Feb. 1890.  A William F. Dodge died 12 Dec. 1940 in Tacoma, Pierce County, WA on 12 Dec. 1940, age 83. Angie was still living in Tacoma when the 1930 census was made.  Their children were:

 

3.      Florence F. Dodge, born Apr. 1891, ND. Florence was still living with her parents in 1920 in Tacoma, Pierce County, WA.

 

4.      Raymond H. Dodge, born May 1893, ND. Married Gladys ?. They were living in Seattle, King County, WA in 1920.

 

5.      Charles A. Dodge, born ca 1900, ND.

 

10.     Adelle Clarissa McKay, tenth child of Daniel McKay and Lydia Edwards, born 31 Jan. 1825, Erie County,  died 7 Oct. 1886 in River Falls, Pierce County, WI. Adelle married Joel Barnett on 21 Mar. 1844 in Amherst, Erie County, NY. (Marriage record from “Tree Talks”, Erie County,  Vol. 10, No. I, March 1970).   They were both 26 years old. Joel was born in Erie County, son of Job Barnett and Mary Miller. In 1850 Adelle and Joel are living in China, Wyoming County, NY. In 1852 the family came west and settled in Cottage Grove, MN near St. Paul. By about 1854 they are living in Kinnickinnic, St. Croix County, WI near River Falls, WI. I do not have the date of Joel Barnett’s death.  Both he and Adelle are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls, Pierce County, WI. Some facts on their children:

 

1.      Joel Dwight Barnett, born 2 Jan. 1845, in Buffalo,  died 9 Dec. 1897 in Santa Rosa, CA.  Joel enlisted in 1864 in the Union Army, serving in Co. A, 44th Wisconsin Volunteers. At the last Encampment before his death, in St. Paul, MN, he was a state delegate from CA. and one of the Aides-de-Camp to the Commander-in-Chief. Joel married Mary Cox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Cox of River Falls, WI on 13 Dec. 1871. They moved to Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, WI after their marriage. Joel worked as a cashier in Seymour’s Bank for eight years, then resigned to be a manager for the Mississippi River Logging Co. of Chippewa Falls.  In 1884, due to his wife’s health, Joel moved his family to Santa Rosa, CA.  He was a representative in the state legislature in 1891; for several years on the governing body of The Soldiers Home of California. Joel held offices in Free Masonry, among them Eminent Commander of the Santa Rosa Commandery of Knights Templar. (Information from “River Falls Journal”, River Falls, WI, 16 Dec. 1897).

 

1.      Charles Dwight Barnett, first child of Joel D. Barnett and Mary Cox, born 6 Oct. 1873, WI. Married Emma Frye on Oct. 1898 in River Falls, WI.

 

2.      Edward De Forest Barnett, second child of Joel Barnett and Adelle McKay, born 1 Sep. 1851, Wyoming County, NY. Edward married Marietta Rogers, daughter of Lawrence and Mary Rogers, on 27 May 1875 in Chippewa Falls, WI. Edward was a bank clerk in that city.

 

3.      Laura Ella Barnett, third child of Joel Barnett and Adelle McKay, born 31 Oct. 1854, WI, died 31 Mar. 1870, WI. She is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls, Pierce County, WI. Laura was in her last term at St. Croix Collegiate Institute when she died. She must have been very popular and well thought of as the following poem was published in “The Hudson Star and Times”, Hudson, WI on 8 Apr. 1870 about her. It has no title and only the initials M.E.C. for the author:

 

The clock strikes twelve, the hour has come

When friend must part from friend;

The tasks are done, the busy hum

Of school-room life must end. 

 

The clock strikes twelve, the time has come

When one from out your band

Is called from parents, brothers, home

Away to a better land.

 

Step softly, for there’s mourning there

Around her lonely cot,

And an angel band is hovering near

Till the lamp of life goes out.

 

Speak low, for one whose voice has sung

So full, and clear and strong

Is silent now, since death has hung

His fetters on her tongue.

 

Ye saw her when the pale horse turned

His course upon her track.

Ye trembled, for too well you’d learned

His course was ne’er turned back.

 

Ye loved her well, and well ye might,

For her gentleness and grace

Adorned her, as the moon’s pale light

Adorneth nature’s face.

 

A lily severed in the bloom,

A dewdrop on the lea,

Are emblems faint, of her who’s gone

Beyond life’s troubled sea.

 

Go now, for she is gone, and lo

Her form is still and cold,

But one more angel robed like snow

Now walks the streets of gold.           M.E.C.

 

St. Croix Collegiate Institute      

 

4.      Willis Job Barnett, fourth child of Joel Barnett and Adelle McKay, born 29 Dec. 1856, WI, died 12 Apr. 1880, WI. I do not believe Willis ever married. Of interest, the cause of his death was given as Dumb Ague. I do not know where he is buried.

 

5.      Frederick James Barnett, fifth child of Joel Barnett and Adelle McKay, born 19 May 1862, WI, died 14 Oct. 1890. When his mother died he was in Valley City, ND. I have a note that he was buried in River Falls, WI.

 

6.      Grace Adelle Barnett, sixth child of Joel Barnett and Adelle Mckay, born 12 Dec. 1868, WI. Married Howard Pratt, son of George E. Pratt and Emily Healy, on 25 Mar. 1896 in River Falls, WI. Their children were:

 

1.      Orson B. Pratt, born Apr. 1900, WI.

2.      H. DeForest Pratt, born ca 1902, WI.

3.      Harry E. Pratt, born ca 1904, WI.

 

11.     Laura Edwards McKay, eleventh child of Daniel McKay and Lydia Edwards, born 2 Feb. 1827, Erie County,  died 17 Jun. 1900 in River Falls, Pierce County, WI.  I believe Laura came west with the Joel Barnett family.  She was living with them in Wyoming County, NY before they moved west.  Laura married (1) Lot/Lott Moffet on 4 Oct. 1854.  Lot was born 20 Sep. 1803 in Montgomery County, NY.  His name is seen as Moffat, also.  There were two children of this marriage. Both died in infancy.  According to a site on Ancestry Lot had been married three times. He had three children by his first wife. Lot lived in St. Paul, Ramsay County, MN, where he ran a hotel called The Temperance House, also called Moffet’s Castle (found in Minnesota Historical Society papers, St. Paul). Lot was a strict believer in temperance. Of interest is that Lot bought a substantial piece of property in St. Paul.  He had a hotel built on the property in 1850. No one was turned away if they could not pay and he fed and clothed many for free.  Because of street grading his hotel gradually became located in a ravine, most of it below street level. The city paid him several hundred dollars for damages.  He gradually had a new hotel built within the older structure. When it was complete he demolished the older one.  Lot was a very active Mason in St. Paul. He served on several positions in St. Paul, among them Supervisor of Roads and Councilman.  Lot died on 28 Dec. 1870 in St. Paul.  He is buried in Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul. Some of his descendants donated his personal papers and a mirror that was in his hotel to the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul. Laura moved to be with her sister, Adelle, in Wisconsin after Lot’s death.  After Adelle died, Laura married Joel Barnett, her brother-in-law, on 9 Oct. 1887 in River Falls, WI.  After the wedding they went with Joel’s daughter, Grace, to Omaha, NB, then they were to go to CA. to spend the winter. (from the River Falls Journal, River          Falls, WI.).  Laura, Adelle, her sister, and Joel are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls, WI.

 

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THE SIMEON MCKAY FAMILY

 

Simeon McKay, eleventh child of Alexander McKay and Mary Sackett, born 3Apr. 1780,  died 16 Mar. 1868. Simeon married Sally Barnett, born ca 1785, MA.  Simeon and Sally are living in Warren County, PA in 1850.  Some facts about some of their children:

 

1.      Valonia McKay, first child of Simeon McKay and Sally Barnett, born 22 Jan. 1812,  died 26 Apr. 1861.  Valonia married Charles G. Clark on 4 Mar. 1829. Charles was born ca 1804, NY.  The family was living in Troy, Athens County, OH when the 1860 census was made. Some facts about their children:

 

5.      Charles D. Clark, born 24 Jul. 1846, NY. Married Amanda C.?, born Mar. 1848, OH. The 1900 census gives Charles’ birth date as Apr. 1842; the McKay book has Jul. 1846. Charles and Amanda had eleven children, ten living when the 1900 census was made. The     family was living in Pickaway, Pickaway County, OH. Their children were:

 

1.      Edson E. Clark, born ca 1866, OH. (Could it be Edison E.?)

2.      George O. Clark, born ca 1868, OH.

3.      Mary F. Clark, born ca 1869, OH.

4.      Myrta E. Clark, born ca 1871, OH.

5.      Karther H. Clark, born ca 1873, OH. (Possibly Martha?)

6.      Maud A. Clark, born ca 1875, OH.

7.      Lyman E. Clark, born ca 1877, OH.

8.      William I. Clark, born Apr. 1879, OH. William married Nellie G.?  The family lived in Walnut, Pickaway County, OH and in Columbus, Franklin County, OH. A William I. Clark died 10 Jun. 1939 in Franklin County, OH. William and Nellie had the following known children:

 

1.      Earl Clark, born ca 1901, OH. Earl married Roma ?  Known children are: Monabell, born ca 1925 and Carl E. Clark, born ca 1928. There were two Earl Clark’s that died in Columbus, Franklin County, OH that would fit to be this Earl Clark. One, born 30 Dec. 1901, died Apr. 1984. The other, born 11 Jun. 1901; died Jul. 1975.

 

2.      Alva Clark, son, born ca 1802, OH. Two Alva Clark’s died in Columbus, Franklin County, OH. One, Alva B. Clark, born 25 Sep. 1902, died 26 Apr. 1981. The other, born 23 May 1903; died Dec. 1978. I believe the first most closely fits.

 

3.      Golden Clark, daughter, born ca 1905, OH.

4.      Sylvia Clark, born ca 1907, OH.

5.      Lela Clark, born ca 1908, OH.

6.      Roy L. Clark, born ca 1914, OH.

 

9.      Bertha May Clark, born Mar. 1881, OH.

 

10.      Blanche A. Clark, born May 1884, OH. Blanche married Andrew A. Anderson of Walnut, Pickaway County, OH. He was wagon driver for a creamery in 1910. Charles D. Clark, Blanche’s father, was living with them in 1910. Known children of Blanche and Andrew:

 

1.      Edith Anderson, born ca 1902, OH.

2.      Clark Anderson, born ca 1904, OH.

3.      Frances Anderson, born ca 1905, OH.

4.      Arthur Anderson, born ca 1907, OH.

5.      Inez Anderson, born ca Nov. 1909, OH.

 

11.      Homer G. Clark, born Oct. 1886, OH.

 

2.      Myra Amelia McKay, second child of Simeon McKay and Sally Barnett born May 1815, NY. Died, 5 Sep. 1885, in Hebron, Thayer County, NE, per a site on Ancestry.  Married Daniel Spencer, born ca 1803, NY. Daniel was a shoemaker. Known children from census records were:

 

1.      Mary Spencer, born ca 1833, PA.

2.      George Spencer, born ca 1836, PA.

3.      Betsey Ann Spencer, born ca 1839, PA.

4.      Alfred Spencer, born ca 1844, PA.

5.      Orlong B.? Spencer, twin, born ca 1853, NY. (Could this be Arlene? It is a female).  It is Arleone on the 1870 census.

6.      Imogene Spencer, twin, born ca 1853, NY.

7.      Edwin D. Spencer, born ca 1858, NY.

8.      Jennie Spencer, born ca 1868, PA. (adopted daughter)

 

3.      Philander McKay, third child of Simeon McKay and Sally Barnett, born16 Aug. 1816,  died 14 Jan. 1868. Married Catherine ?.  Her maiden name could possibly be Burrell, as there is an Elizabeth Burrell living with them in 1860 old enough to be Catherine’s mother. The family was living in Sennett, Cayuga County, NY in 1850 and in Somerset, Niagara County, NY. in 1860. Known children per census records:

 

1.      Frances J. McKay, born ca 1841, NY.

2.      Elizabeth McKay, born ca 1843, NY.

3.      Alice Josephine McKay, born ca Jan./Feb. 1849

4.      Charles A. McKay, born May 1852, NY. Charles married Mary ?, born Sep. 1867, MI. The family was living in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, MI. They had three known daughters:

 

1.      V. Flossie McKay, born Mar. 1888, MI.

2.      G. Frances McKay, born Jan. 1899, MI.

3.      Kam (?) McKay, born ca 1903, MI.

 

5.      Edward J. McKay, born ca 1856, NY.

 

5.      Benjamin McKay, fifth child of Simeon McKay and Sally Barnett, born 20 Mar. 1822, NY. Benjamin married (1) Mabel/Mable Hill. Mabel, born 1839, died 2 Dec. 1876 in IA.  She is buried in Buckingham Cemetery, Tama County, IA.  The family lived in Geneseo, IA. Benjamin married (2) Caroline S. Marsh, a widow. Both were still alive when the 1900 census was made. George W. McKay and Alva D. McKay, children of Benjamin and Mabel, were born in IL.

 

6.      Sarah M. McKay, sixth child of Simeon McKay and Sally Barnett, born 13 Sep. 1824, died 30 Nov. 1892. Sarah married Joseph Belknap on 7 Sep. 1851.  They were living in French Creek, Chautauqua County, NY.  In 1880, Joseph was a Blacksmith. A set of twins was born to Sarah and Joseph:

 

1.      Victoria Belknap, born 4 Jun. 1854, PA.

2.      Delnoria Belknap, born 4 Jun. 1854, PA, died, 1893, in French Creek, Chautauqua County, NY. Delnoria married Jan Willem Schreurs. Jan was born 28 Jan. 1844 in Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands, died, 1901, in French Creek.

 

1.      Ethel Belle Schreurs, born 28 Mar. 1889,  died 28 Apr. 1951 in Clymer, Chautauqua County, NY. Ethel married Garrett John Wassink on 24 Jun. 1909. Garrett was born 20 Mar. 1886 in Clymer, died 16 Mar. 1927 in Clymer.

 

1.      Ralph John Wassink, child of Ethel and Garrett, born 3 Apr. 1916, Clymer, Chautauqua County,  died 5 Sep. 1978 in Clymer.

 

Note: Information on Delnoria’s family came from Ryan Wassink, descendant.

 

7.      Melissa McKay, seventh child of Simeon McKay and Sally Barnett, born 9 Jul. 1826, NY. Melissa married Elbridge Dewitt Cowles on 2 Mar. 1843. He was born 8 Jul. 1820,  son of Remember Joshua Cowles and Sybil Wright. Elbridge died 18 Dec. 1866, per Ancestry, in Corry, Erie County, PA. Some information on some of their children:

 

1.      Alfred Dewitt Cowles, born 11 Dec. 1843, PA. Alfred married Annie Ruth Kinney, born NY. ca 1849. The family was living in Corry, Erie County, PA and in Emlenton, Venango County, PA. A site on Ancestry gives Alfred’s birth date as 11 Dec. 1847 and that he died 7 Dec. 1890 in Kansas.  They had the following children per census records:

 

1.      R. Jay Cowles, born ca 1868, PA.

2.      Jessie and Grace Cowles, twins, born ca 1879, PA. Jessie may be male.

 

Note: A site on Ancestry gives the names of Alfred’s children as: R. Jay Cowles, Alice Mary Cowles, Grace Levelle Cowles and Jesse Lee Cowles.  On the site the last two were born 15 Jan. 1874 in Emlenton, Venango County, PA. The 1874 disagrees with the 1880 census.

 

3.      Philena E. Cowles, born 13 Nov. 1846. A site on Ancestry has her name as Filena Williams Cowles. I do not know who is correct.

 

5.      Elsie A. Cowles, born 17 Sep. 1850. On Ancestry her name is given as Elisa Stevens Cowles. I don’t know which is correct.

 

8.      Simeon McKay, Jr., eighth child of Simeon McKay and Sally Barnett, born 13 Sep. 1829,  died 6 Mar. 1893, MI. Simeon married Phebe A. Cornell on 25 Dec. 1849. In 1850 the family is living in Freehold, Warren County, PA; in 1860 they are living in Pierpont, Ashtabula County, OH.; in 1870 they are in Clay Banks, Oceana County, MI. The McKay book gives the names of two daughters, Adelle and Allie.  Adelle, per the book died in 1862, but she is not with the family in 1860. Alice McKay, age 5, born OH, is the only child listed in 1860.  Allie, born 1855, fits to be the same as Alice. Either Adelle died sooner than 1862 or she was with another family. The book has Phebe’s name as Roebe, but she is Phebe on census records.

 

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THE ALEXANDER MCKAY, JR. FAMILY

 

Alexander McKay, Jr., twelfth child of Alexander McKay and Mary Sackett, born 15 Jun. 1782, CT, died 1869. His place of death and site of his burial is unknown.  He was living with his daughter, Tryphena, in Erie County, NY on the 1855 and 1865 New York State Census and on the 1860 National Census. His occupation was given as a Cooper.  Tryphena and her husband, Bazaleel Gurney McKay, traveled west and were settled in Minnesota by 1870.  Whether Alexander traveled with them and died on the way or stayed in Erie County,  it is not known.  No record of his death has been found.  Alexander and his brother, Charles, arrived in Erie County, NY in 1807 from Onondaga County, NY.  Alexander McKay, Jr. married (1) Hannah Jennings.  Hannah’s death date is unknown but it has to be between Mar. 1811 and 1816.  Alexander and Hannah had two children:

 

1.      Hiram McKay, born 9 Jun. 1808, Erie County, NY.. Efforts to research Hiram have proved in vain.

 

2.      Praxana McKay, born 18 Mar. 1811, Erie County, NY. Praxana married Thomas H. Johnson on 22 Nov. 1834 (not Tromas F. Johnson as it is in the book).  Thomas was born ca 1808 in Tompkins County, NY.  The Johnson family migrated to Chautauqua County, NY where they appear on the 1840 census.  By the time of the 1850 census they are in Mansfield, Cattaraugus County, NY. By 1870 they are in Fair Haven, Stearns County, MN. The last census that Thomas and Praxana appear on is the 1885 Minnesota State Census. Thomas is 77 years old and Praxana is 74.  Praxana’s name appears in several forms on the records.  She is F.A. Johnson (may be P.A.); P. Johnson; Pranax Johnson; Franceska Johnson.  The ages each time fit to be Praxana, so I feel they are all the same person. I was unable to find out when Praxana or Thomas died. Some facts about some of their children:

 

1.      Margarett E. Johnson, born 2 Mar. 1836, NY. (listed as Margaret on census records). She last appears with the family on the 1860 census, age 24. Her occupation is given as Tailoress. I could not find anymore on her. She may have married and stayed in New York.

 

2.      Lorenzo D. Johnson, born 3 Jun. 1838, NY. I believe that the Lorenzo on census records, 1870-1895 in Fair Haven, Stearns County, MN, is the son of Praxana and Thomas Johnson. His wife’s name is Ruth and they were married in NY. A Lorenzo D. Johnson, date of birth not given, died 30 May 1909 in Wadena County, MN. Named children on census records were:

 

1.      Nellie Johnson, born ca 1863, NY. (F.J. Johnson in 1875)

2.      Lillian M. Johnson, born ca 1871, MN.

 

3.      Fayette Johnson, born 26 Nov. 1840, NY. Fayette was with the family on the 1850 census, but I found no further records on him.

 

4.      Jane Ann Johnson, born 29 Feb. 1842, NY. (The book has 1847, which does not agree with census records). Jane appears last with the family in 1860,  age 18. No further records.

 

5.      Marion Johnson, born ca 1845, NY. Marion is not listed in the McKay book, but he is on census records in NY. and MN. Marion was blind, but I do not know if it was from birth or not. He married Etta ?, born ca 1851, ME.  They had two children: Floyd E. Johnson, born Nov. 1877, MN, and Fayette Johnson, born ca 1882, MN.

 

6.      William A. Johnson, born 7 Jun. 1851, NY. I believe that he married Clara ?, born ca 1857, OH. No further records.

 

After Hannah died, Alexander McKay, Jr. married Elizabeth “Betsey” Stephens.  I have been unable to find out who her parents were, but a possible father was Phinehas Stephens. Alexander and Betsey were members of Griffins Mills Presbyterian Church, originally West Aurora Congregational Church, Erie County, NY. I do not have absolute proof, but I believe Betsey left Alexander before the 1850 census. Near Bazaleel and Tryphena on the 1850 census is a Inora and Arisa Paul (both first names hard to read). In their household is an Elizabeth May, age 62, born PA. McKay has been seen before as May. Tryphena gave her mother’s birth place as PA. Elizabeth died, per cemetery records, on 12 Apr. 1855.  She is buried in the Griffins Mills Cemetery. Their children were:

 

3.      Simeon McKay, baptized 7 Jul. 1817, Erie County, NY. Died as infant.

4.      Eliza McKay, born 5 Feb. 1818, Twin, died 5 Apr. 1825

5.      Electa McKay, born 5 Feb. 1818, Twin, died 19 Feb. 1818

6.      Tryphena McKay, born ca 1820, Erie County, NY. Baptized 20 Jan. 1822. Tryphena married her cousin, Bazaleel Gurney McKay, son of Daniel McKay. She died in Redwood Falls, MN and is buried there. See more about her under the children of Daniel McKay.

 

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THE CHARLES MCKAY FAMILY                   

 

Charles McKay, thirteenth child of Alexander McKay and Mary Sackett, born 8 Aug. 1784  in or near New Preston, CT.  The Congregational Church, New Preston, has his baptism recorded as 12 Sep. 1784. Charles died Jul. 1854 possibly in Greenup, Cumberland County, IL. (Note: We could find no records on Charles in the county.  We were told by a clerk that some records were destroyed years ago.  One source thought that Charles died ca 1850. Records confirm that there was an epidemic of Cholera in 1849, an epidemic of Yellow Fever in 1850 and an epidemic of Influenza in North America in 1850. Any of these could have affected the Charles McKay family). Per descendants, he was in Trumbull County, OH for a while. Some records are found in Fairfield County, OH. The 1830 census in Fairfield discloses that he had two sons and two daughters at that time.  Efforts to trace all of the family has failed so far.  Charles married Hannah Butler, born 27 Oct. 1780 in Lyndeborough Township, Hillsboro County, NH, per a site on Ancestry. Another site has that Hannah was the daughter of Jonathan Butler and Lois Kidder. One daughter of Charles and Hannah is known, Sabrina, and the other daughter, Perintha, a possible. Here is what has been revealed:

 

1.      Sabrina McKay, born 11 May 1818,  died 13 Oct. 1905 in Richland Township, Wyandot County, OH. Sabrina married Albert Wickiser on 15 Sep. 1833 in Fairfield County, OH. Per Ancestry Albert was born 24 Feb. 1808 in Luzerne, PA, died Nov. 1890 in Wharton, Wyandot County, OH. Sabrina and Albert are buried in Spoon Cemetery, Richland Township, Wyandot County, OH.  Their children were:

 

1.      Mary Elizabeth Wickiser, born ca 1835 in OH, married William Dutton 2 Dec. 1858 in Shelby County, IL. Known child:

 

1.      Laura Dutton, born 1859

 

2.      Irena Wickiser, born ca 1837 in OH, married John Salyers 6 Jun. 1854.  Known children: Known children:

 

1.      Emma Salyers, born ca 1855 in OH.

2.      Alma Salyers, born ca 1857 in OH.

3.      Margaret Salyers, born ca 1859 in OH.

4.      Cynthia Salyers, born ca 1866 in OH.

5.      Irena C. Salyers, born 1870 in IL.

6.      Clelie E.Salyers, born ca 1873 in IL.

 

3.      Charles Wesley Wickiser, born ca 1839 in OH, married Martha Martin 22 May 1860

 

4.      Jacob Worthing Wickiser, born 21 Mar. 1841 in OH, died 27 Jul. 1900, OH, Jacob married Samantha S. Platt 1 Jan. 1867. Samantha was born 17 May 1841, died 14 Apr. 1899. Both are buried in Wentz Cemetery, Richland Township, Wyandot County, OH. Jacob was a PVT, Co. I, 45th Regiment Ohio Infantry, Union Army, Enlisted 1 Aug. 1862, discharged 12 Jun. 1865

 

5.      John Douglas Wickiser, born 28 Apr. 1843 in OH, died 11 Aug. 1905, married  Elizabeth E. Ward on 11 Oct. 1866.  Elizabeth died 20 Mar. 1926 at age 82 yrs., 2 mos., 13 days. Both buried in Wharton Cemetery, Richland Twp. Wyandot County, OH, PVT, CO. I, 175th Regiment Ohio Infantry, Union Army, Enlisted 29 Sep. 1864, Discharged 27 Jun. 1865 (Left ear drum destroyed from artillery noise at the Battle of Nashville)

 

6.      William Mapes Benjamin Wickiser, born 15 Mar. 1844, died 20 Sep. 1923, married Abigail J. Cole on 20 Sep. 1867. Buried Wharton Cemetery, Richland Twp, Wyandot County, OH.  PVT, CO. I, 45th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union Army, enlisted 10 Jul. 1862, discharged 12 Jun. 1865.

 

7.      Daniel Webster Wickiser, born 1847 in OH, died 3 Aug. 1906, married (1) Emma J. Murray on 19 Feb. 1873 in OH. Emma, born 1839, died 1879, (2) Charlotte C. Walters on 28 Jun. 1881. Charlotte was born in 1848 but we could not read her death date on the grave marker. Daniel and both wives are buried in the Wharton Cemetery, Richland Twp, Wyandot County, OH.

 

8.      Rhoda Jane Wickiser, born ca 1849, married John A. Robinson on 2 Mar. 1871. Believe there was a second marriage for Rhoda to R.J. Slocum per her father’s will.

 

9.      Sarah Matilda Wickiser, born 1851, OH. Believe she died young.

10.      Marinda N. Wickiser, born ca 1853 in OH, died 1866

11.      Hester Ann Wickiser, born ca 1855 in OH, died 1868, Wyandot, OH.

 

12.      Milton D.L. Wickiser, born 7 Nov. 1857 in OH, died 28 Dec. 1921 in Lima, Allen County, OH, married Media M. Roan 26 Oct. 1883. (Found on Ancestry)

 

13.      Albert Harris Wickiser, born 1859, OH. Believe he died young.

 

14.      Ossian Elmer Wickiser, born 30 Dec. 1860 in OH, died 5 Jan. 1940 in Findlay, OH, married Ella May Bell 14 Apr. 1887. Ella was born in 1867, died in 1916. Both Ossian and Ella are buried in Wharton Cemetery, Richland Township, Wyandot County, OH.

 

15.      Philip Ellsworth Wickiser, born 15 Aug. 1863 in OH, died 4 Aug. 1943 in Upper Sandusky, OH, married Florence Flora Pickett (marriage date unknown)

 

Note: Most of the records we found in Wyandot County, OH on the Wickiser family.  Marriage record of Sabrina and Albert was found in Lancaster, Fairfield County, OH.

 

Supposed daughter of Charles McKay and Hannah Butler:

 

2.      Perintha McKay, born ca 1816, (seen as Printha, also). Perintha married Robert Peters on 8 Jun. 1834 in Fairfield County, OH. The 1850 census gives her birthplace as PA. It is possible that she was born on the way from New York to Ohio. Perintha must have died between 1850 and 1855. Robert remarried to Margaret Bryan on 2 Aug. 1855 and has three new children by the time of the 1860 census. Robert and Perintha’s family settled in Lukin, Lawrence County, IL.  Perintha and Robert had the following known children:

 

1.      Maria Peters, born 1836 in OH, died 1904 in Lukin Twp, Lawrence County, IL, married Jacob Ruark Keneipp 5 Jul. 1855.

2.      Eliza Peters, b. ca 1837, IL.

3.      Charles Peters. b. 19 Jan. 1840, IL, died 20 Nov. 1919, married Eunice Goslin.

4.      William Peters, b. ca 1842, IL, died 10 Oct. 1890. Married Mary Frances Beck.

5.      John Peters, b. ca 1844, IL.

6.      Perintha Peters, b. ca 1847, IL. Married George W. Woodruff 21 Sep. 1867 n Lawrence County, IL.

7.      Robert H. Peters II, b. 8 Nov. 1849 in Lawrence County, IL, d. 22 Oct. 1914 in Evansville, IND, married Loretta Sapp, daughter of Henry W. Sapp and Elizabeth Towner.

 

Note: Sources were marriage record found in Fairfield County, OH, 1850 census, and on the Internet; information from John Halsey Flannery, also.

 

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THE BENJAMIN MCKAY FAMILY

 

Benjamin McKay, fourteenth child of Alexander McKay and Mary Sackett, born 2 Nov. 1787,  died 14 Jul. 1852 in Chicago, Cook County, IL. He was buried in Ringwood Cemetery in Ringwood, McHenry County, north of Chicago.  Benjamin married Sarah Beardsley, daughter of Salmon Wheeler Beardsley and Abigail (Penfield) Beardsley of Eden, Erie County, NY on 12 Apr. 1818. Her surname is seen as Bierdsley, also. According to the McKay book the family spent time in Erie County and Onondaga County, NY before going to Michigan. I find Benjamin and Sarah in Rock Island County, IL in 1837, perhaps sooner. On 27 Nov. 1837, Benjamin and Sarah were instrumental, along with eight other people, in starting the First Presbyterian Church of Stephenson, IL. I don’t know if Benjamin was still in Rock Island County in 1848, but the church divided then over the issue of slavery, which led seven members to leave and start another congregation. By the time of the 1850 census, Benjamin, Sarah, daughter’s Harriet and Sarah with Sarah’s husband, Willis W. Glover, are living in McHenry, McHenry County, IL. Since Benjamin died in 1852, I tend to believe this is where they stayed. Sarah died 31 May 1874 in Lake Geneva, Walworth County, WI.  According to a site on Ancestry she is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Chicago, IL.  Some facts about some of their children:

 

2.      Peter Bierdsley McKay, second child of Benjamin McKay and Sarah Biersley born 14 Nov. 1821, NY. I believe Peter died some time before the 1880 census, as his second wife, Martha, is living in the Village of Geneva, Walworth County, WI with her two youngest sons and two servants. Peter B. McKay was a Physician. Martha Damse, his second wife, was born in England.

 

5.      Sarah Jane McKay, fifth child of Benjamin McKay and Sarah Bierdsley, born 8 Sep. 1824,  died 19 Sep. 1861. I am questioning this death date, as her last child, William Willis, was born 17 Apr. 1865. Sarah married Wells W. Glover per the McKay book.  On the 1850 census his name is given as Willis W. Glover. Perhaps Willis was his middle name. Also, the 1850 census does not show any children for them; the first one was supposed to have been born 23 Sep. 1849. There could be several explanations for the omission.

 

6.      Harriet Louisa McKay, sixth child of Benjamin McKay and Sarah Bierdsley, born 24 Jun. 1832, died 29 Apr. 1904 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN. (The date and place of death is from Ancestry). Harriet married Samuel Putnam Farrington on 7 Jul. 1853. Samuel was born 27 Jan. 1819 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, NH. His parents were Benjamin Eastman Farrington and Priscilla Allen. Per a site on Ancestry, Samuel had been married twice before and had three children by his second wife. The first marriage ended in divorce. What happened to the second wife, it does not say. Per Ancestry, Samuel died 7 Apr. 1897 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN. Another site on Ancestry had that he died in Lake Geneva, Walworth County, WI. His occupation was given as Merchant. A mystery is that Harriet is living in Geneva, Walworth County, WI when the 1880 census was made with their two children, two servants and a boarder. Samuel is not listed. He could have been traveling in his profession. (See under son, Luther) Some facts about their children:

 

1.      Florence Louisa Farrington, born 14 Feb. 1861, IL, died 8 Jan. 1949 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN. Florence married Frank Birchard Daniels, son of John H. and Frances L. Daniels, on 7 Oct. 1886. He was born in  May 1849. The family was living in Minneapolis when the 1905 state census was made. Florence was a widow by 1930. Their three sons were born in MN. Son, Frank, is named Franc on two census records.

 

2.      Luther Humphrey Farrington, born 28 Nov. 1867, IL, died 14 Jul. 1939 in Portland, OR. (From One World Tree on Ancestry)  Per Ancestry, he was buried 16 Oct. 1941 in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN. Why the difference in death date and burial I do not know. From an article in, “History of Minneapolis, Gateway to the Northwest“, 1923, Luther graduated from a public school; then went to Germany to study music and languages for a year. His father had come to Minneapolis to reorganize the wholesale grocery business while Luther was a young man, and Luther worked in the business beginning about 1884. A corporation had been formed, the company reorganized and Luther became the Treasurer in 1916. The company did very well in the wholesale grocery business. Luther married Katherine Shackford French, daughter of George F. French, on 29 Jan. 1890. Their children were:

 

1.      Katherine Shackford Farrington, born 22 Nov. 1890, MN. She married Robert H. Noyes of Portland, OR. Robert was born 31 Mar. 1886, MN. They had the following known children:

 

1.      Robert H. Noyes, Jr., born ca May 1916, OR.

2.      Humphrey F. Noyes, born ca Jun. 1918, OR.

3.      Emily Noyes, born ca 1922, OR.

 

2.      Samuel Putnam Farrington, born 8 Aug. 1892, MN. Samuel married Gwendolyn Robertson, daughter of John Robertson of London, England (From Ancestry)

 

3.      Elizabeth Farrington, born 2 Jan. 1894.  Married Richmond Mayosmith of Boston, MA.  (From Ancestry)

 

Note: There is a son, Alfred F. Farrington, age 16, born MN, on the 1910 census with Luther and Katherine. No Elizabeth is on that census. I don’t know what the answer is.

 

 

 

From material gathered by Blanche and Harry McKay

as of 20 June 2009

 

E-mail: bhmckay5743@juno.com