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married Martha Woodworth, daughter of Joel C. and Sarah
(Eadie) Woodworth. William Bacon, son of Amos and
Abigail (Cady) Bacon, in his will dated December 14, 1878,
and probated February 10, 1879, mentions his wife Phebe
Bacon, and his children: James (above mentioned), of
Spafford, N. Y. ; John, of Junius, Seneca Co., N. Y.;
Charles, m. Emma J. Davis, daughter of Col. Lewis C. and
Mary (Pressy) Davis of Spafford, N. Y., Emeline, m. Arlo
Woodworth, son of Joel C. and Sarah (Eadie) Woodworth,
then of Spafford, N. Y.; Wesley, of Junius, Seneca Co.,
N. Y., and Frank of Spafford, N. Y., then all of full age.
William died at Spafford, December 17, 1878, three days
after making his will, at the age of 68 years.

(Spafford.)



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 17

Perry D., son of Charles and Emma J. (Davis) Bacon,
died November 15, 1878, age 5 years, 5 months, 25 days.

(Charles Bacon, son of William and Phebe (Isdell)
Bacon, married Emma J. Davis, daughter of Col. Lewis C.
and Mary (Pressey) Davis.)

(Spafford.)



BAKER.

Ashbel S. Baker, (son of Simeon C. Baker) , died Decem-
ber 25, 1849, age 29 years, 1 month, 22 days.

(He was a son of Simeon C. Baker of Marietta, N. Y.,
and m. (1) Sarah A. Streeter, daughter of Alexander R. and

Susan (Carpenter) Streeter, and (2) Norrissa .

He died from an injury received in a friendly scuffle with
Charles Bailey. He left him surviving, his widow Norrissa
Baker, and children: Sarah Ann, afterwards m. Roland
Rollo of Sennett, N. Y. ; Charles, and Clarrissa Baker, all
three minors; the first of whom was adopted into the family
of Orrin Eddy, whose wife Harriet Streeter was her aunt.)

(Borodino.)

Sarah A. (Streeter), vdfe of Ashbel S. Baker, died May
5, 1845, age 21 years, 3 months, 13 days.

(She was a daughter of Alexander R. and Susan (Car-
penter) Streeter).

(Borodino.)

Sally Ann (Taft) , wife of Ziba D. Baker, died March
26, 1846, age 34 years.

(Ziba D. Baker, son of Josiah and Sally Baker, married
Sally Ann Taft, daughter of Ellis and Cynthia (Knapp)
Taft; they were father and mother of Cynthia, widow of
Benjamin McDaniels, deceased, and now a resident of this
town. Josiah Baker died in this town and was buried in
Borodino Cemetery (no stone) . He had by his wife Sally
the following children: Sally, m. Mr. Carley; Ziba D.,
(mentioned above) ; Susan, m. Gardner Barber (dead) ;
George, m. Mary Ann Austin, resides in Chicago, 111. ; and
Morris Baker, resides in Independence, Iowa.)

(Cold Brook.)



18 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

BALL.

Charles T., son of J. M. and H. M. Ball, died October 28,
1850, age 2 years, 1 month, 21 days.

(Mr. J. M. Ball was a shoemaker, and a transient resi-
dent of Borodino.)

(Borodino.)

BARBER.

Ruluf Barber, died May 31, 1832, in his 49th year.

(In his will, dated May 29, 1832, and probated July 27,
1832, he mentions his wife Annice Barber, and his children :
Ruluf Jerome, (m. Samantha Young ; she subsequently m,
James H. Isdell), of Spafford, N. Y.; Emily; Calvin, (m.

Amanda A. ) ; Everett, (m. Louisa ) ,

moved to Michigan; Lucian; Sylvia, (m. Ira Young of
Cayuga Co., N. Y.) ; Homon (m. Harriet Mason) ; Sarah
Ann, (m. James Smith) ; and Daniel Hugh Barber.)

(Cold Brook.)

In memory of Jerome Ruluf Barber, (son of Ruluf and
AnniceBarber) , who died October 23, 1837, age 33 years, 9
months, 17 days.

" He's gone to rest, thy husband dear.
Then why shoulds't thou complain,
Or grieve, or sigh, or shed a tear,
Or wish him back again?"
(He married Samantha Young, who after his decease
married (2) James H. Isdell, son of Andrew and Mary
(Harris) Isdell ; she and her second husband are both now
deceased.)

(Cold Brook.)

Emily, daughter of Ruluf and Annice Barber, died Nov-
ember 24, 1839, age 34 years, 5 months, 6 days.

(Cold Brook.)

Loin, son of Ruluf and Annice Barber, died August IS
1827, in his 3rd year.

(Cold Brook.)

Mr. Lucian, son of Ruluf and Annice Barber, died June
4, 1835, age 21 years, 2 months, 18 days.

(Cold Brook.)



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES lO

James M., son of Samuel and Thankful Barber, died
Oct. 10, 1825, acre 10 months, 16 days.

(Spafford.)

Rathbone Spafford, 1807-1887.

Julia A. (w.), 1816-1888.

Meniy J. Barber, 1814.

(Spafford.)

Robe (Wilcox) , wife of Rathbone Barber, died Novem-
ber 4, 1859, age 77 years, 9 months, 11 days.

(After the death of his wife Robe Rathbone moved to
Junius, N. Y., where he married a second time. He died
at the latter place and was buried there by the side of his
second wife. By his wife Robe he had the following chil-
dren : Rathbone, Jr., m. Julania Ann Harris, daughter of
William and Nancy (Davis) Harris; Jeremiah, m. and lived
in Junius, Seneca Co., N. Y. ; Reuben W., m. Purlina Morris,
daughter of Samuel and Jane (Springer) Morris resided in
Barry Co., Mich., and had three daughters there; Charles,
m. Betsey Randall, daughter of Silas and Mercy (Harring-
ton) Randall; Ruth, m. Jerome Reed, and resided in Alle-
gany Co., N. Y. ; Robey, m. Clark Havens (both dead) ; and
Daniel, m. Cornelia Belknapp, and died in Pennsylvania.
Rathbone was a brother of Mary Barber who married Amos
Palmer.)

(Spafford.)

Paulina Morris, widow of Reuben W. Barber, 1825-1857.

(Spafford.)

Henry E., died March 3, 1874, age 8 months, 2 days.

Julia A., died July 2, 1878, age 2 years, 7 months, 6 days.

Children of Bradford and Phebe (Cox) Barber.

Bradford Barber was a son of Rathbone, Jr., and Jul-
ania Ann (Harris) Barber. Rathbone Barber, Jr. lived
most of his life on the Psalter Pullman farm on Lot 32,
Sempronius, where were born to him by his wife Julania
the following children: Addison, m. Juliette Servant, and
resides in the town of Niles, Cayuga Co., N. Y. ; Frederick
m. Alvira Servant, and resides in Niles, N. Y. ; Frank, m.
(1) Mary Owen, (2) Samantha Belknapp, and resides in
Skaneateles Village, N. Y. ; Bradford, m. Phebe Cox, resides
in Niles, N. Y.; Alice, m. John Randall, son of Hosea and
Charlotte (Clark) Randall, resides in Scott, P. 0. address,
Glen Haven; Mary, m. Harrison Morris, son of Uriah and



20 •NONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

Frances (Worden) Morris, Skaneateles Village, N. Y.; Jane
(mute), resides unmarried, in Spafford, N. Y., and Lewis,
m. Amy Johnson and resides in Niles, N. Y. Rathbone, Jr.,
and his wife Julania, at the time of their decease, were living
in the town of Niles, N. Y., but both were buried in Spafford
Cemetery. (No stone.)

(Spafford.)

BARKER.

Darius Barker, died July 3, 1840, age 43 years, 9 months,
23 days.

(Darius Barker came to this town from Easton, Wash-
ington Co., N. Y., May 4th, 1832, and settled on lots 41 and
42, Tully, where he remained until his decease ; by his wife
Mary Cooper, he had the following children: William C,
m. Betsey Ann Knapp, daughter of Elijah and Betsey (Bur-
dick) Knapp, resides in Homer, N. Y. ; Charles, moved to
Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; Cornelia, m. (1) George W. Lyon,
son of David L. and Harriet (Arnold) Lyon, and (2) John
Wallace, born in Ireland, she resides in Spafford, N. Y. ;
Sarah Mary, m. John Cotterall, he is dead and she resides in
Scott, N. Y. ; Charlotte, m. (1) James Hill Norton, son of
Robert and Susan (Hill) Norton; (2) Mr. Tanner, she is
now dead ; Caroline, m. William Smith and moved to Cali-
fornia; and Benejah, m. in Oregon and died in Washington,
D. C, his widow and one child still reside in the latter place.

Wliliam Cooper Barker, by his wife Betsey Ann Knapp,
had the following children : George Eugene, (physician and
surgeon) m. (1) Helen Elisiff Westcott, (2) Ada Scammell
(both wives now dead), resides in Spafford, N. Y. ; Charles
Emerson, m. Ida Norton, daughter of Erastus and Mary
(Isdell) Norton, of Spafford, N. Y., and Perry Knapp, m.
Cornelia Desdemonia Knapp (second cousin), daughter of
George Frink and Betsey Ann (Gale) Knapp, resides in
Homer, N. Y.)

Mary, widow of Darius Barker, died February 18, 1889,
age 93.

(Spafford.)



Messer Barker at an early date was a merchant in the
Village of Borodino ; he also dealt extensively in real estate,



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 21

commencing' these transactions April 28, 1818 and ending
April 1, 1840, in which his wife, Ann Eliza, joined. In the
latter part of the year 1838 he moved from Borodino and
settled in Plymouth, Richland Co., Ohio.

Hon. Sidney Smith says : " Messer Barker had a family
of one son and I think four daughters. They were an
unusually bright family ; they left Borodino for Ohio before
they were fullj'- grown." The son, Frank Barker, married
and died in Ohio.



BARNES.

Harvey Barnes, died May 14, 1891, age 87 years.

(He married Avalinda Holmes, daughter of John and
Lydia Holmes, and by her had: Edwin F. m. Mary A.
Travis, daughter of John Travis; and Christina, m. (1860)
William H. Clark, son of Amasa P. and Lydia (Bingham)
Clark, of Borodino, N. Y.)

(Borodino.)

Edwin F. Barnes, (son of Harvey and Avalinda
(Holmes) Barnes.) Died December 10, 1872, age 32 years,
10 months, 17 days.

(He married Mary A. Travis, daug'hter of John Travis.)

(Borodino.)

Laura, daughter of Noah and Julia Barnes, died April
23, 1835, age 23 years, 1 month.

(Borodino.)

Hiram Barnes, died November 1, 1842, age 42 years, 3
months, 6 days.

He was a brother of Harvey Barnes.

(Borodino.)



BATES.

Mary A. (Sharp), wife of Ransford R. Bates, died
February 23, 1862, age 39 years, 9 months, 10 days.

(She wasa daughter of Chester and Anice (Churchill)
Sharp, and a granddaughter of John and Martha Churchill,
one of the first settlers in Cold Brook.)

(Cold Brook.)



22 dNONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

BAXTER.

Several members of the Baxter family came to this
towTi from Pittsfield, Mass., at an early date, and settled at
Borodino and in that vicinity, among whom were Daniel,
John, William Bently, Edward and Septimus, five brothers,
and possibly one or more sisters, but of the sisters we have
no positive information ; and in fact nothing more is known
of Septimus than his name. Daniel Baxter came before the
Fall of 1817, and first settled on lot 14, Sempronius, west
of the Center, but in course of one or two years thereafter
moved to the Village of Borodino, where he carried on a
general mercantile business for twelve or fifteen years there-
after. From 1817 to 1832 he had numerous real estate
transactions in Borodino and in that vcinity, in which he
was joined by his wife Susan, He was Supervisor of the
tov/n in the years 1830-1-2, and his general reputation was
that of a substantial business man. He was Member of
Assembly of the New York Legislature from this town in
1828. He went West early in the thirties.

John Baxter resided in the Village of Borodino before
the Marcellus end of the town was incorporated into the
original town of Spaflford. He was a successful farmer and
business man, and sometimes acted as surveyor; several of
the roads of the town were laid out and surveyed by him,
and are so recorded in the town records. In his real estate
transactions he is joined by his wife Delia; he also went
West and settled in Michigan.

William Bentley Baxter married Mary Hillebert,
daughter of John C. and Elizabeth (Berry) Hillebert. He
was also a farmer residing near Borodino and went West.

Edward Baxter came originally from Pittsfield, Mass.,
to Volney, Oswego Co., N. Y., and from there moved to
Borodino, where he carried on a general mercantile business
for a number of years. From Borodino he moved to Phoe-
nix, Oswego County, N. Y., and from there to Liverpool,
N. Y., where he remained until his decease. While residing
in Borodino he married Eliza Anderson, sister of Thomas
B. Anderson, then of that place, and by her had three chil-
dren, the first two born in Borodino and the last in Phoenix ;
George, born March 6, 1839, married Anice Sitts, of Clay,
N. Y. ; he has been for several years Supervisor of the Town



STAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENBALOGICAL NOTES 23

of Salina, is a successful business man and now resides in
Liverpool, N. Y. ; Charles, born 1843, married and resides
in Arizona ; Clinton, bom 1846, and is also married, resi-
dence unknown.

Mr. Edward Baxter died in Liverpool in September,
1895, at the advanced age of 91 years, and was buried at
that place; his wife died in 1862 or 3, and was also buried
at the same place.

BEARSE.

Aaron Bearse, died February 14, 1842, age 58 yeai-s.

(He married (1) Phebe Smith, (2) Rebecca Earl,
daughter of David and Anna Earl, and (3) Harriet Cleve-
land, sister of Benajah Cleveland. He came to this town
among the early settlers and took up his residence on a
farm, probably under a contract, on lot 13, Sempronius, for
which he subsequently took a deed, February 29, 1812. In
his v/ill, dated November 16, 1841, and probated February
24, 1842, he mentions his wife Harriet Bearse, and his
children: David; Ljnnan, m. Mary Emily Langdon, he
died West before October 13, 1853; Isabenda (m. 1) Ans^n
Churchell, son of James and Hannah (Dobbs) Churchell,
and (2) Albert E. Fulton, son of Emerson Fulton; Ford;
Aaron E. ; Ward, m. Mary Bums, daughter of Felix and
Elizabeth (Walace) Bums; Harriet; and Esther M. Bearse;
the two latter died unmarried.)

(Borodino.)

Phebe (Smith) , wife of Aaron Bearse, died October 11,
1819, in the 35th year of her age.

(Borodino.)

In memory of Rebecca (Earl) wife of Aaron Bearse,
died February 7, 1830, age 38 years, 9 months, 22 days.

(Thorn Hill.)

BECKER.

Peter Becker, son of David and Gertrude (Van Buren)
Becker, born June 11, 1800, died July 29, 1889. Age 89
years, 1 month, 18 days.

" He rests well."

(He was bom at Easton, Washington Co., N. Y., and is
supposed to have been a descendant of John Becker, who



24 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

in 1656 was Clerk at Fort Casimir on the Delaware, in.
1660 kept school in New Amsterdam (N. Y. City) , and in
1663 and afterwards was a Notary Public and School-
master, in Greenbush and Albany, N. Y. He was one of a
family of seven children, three boys and four girls, who
resided in Washington and Saratoga Counties in this State.
After his marriage to his first wife, Mary Eadie, he first
settled in Scriba, Oswego Co., N. Y., in the year 1836, and
from there came to Scott, N. Y., and resided for about four
years on the Vincent Farm. March 9, 1840, he purchased
a farm of ninety-nine acres of Henry Ide, on Lot 12, Sem-
pronius, and resided in this town afterwards until the time
of his decease. His wife, Mary, died April 2, 1866, and he
married (2) Asenath Patterson, widow of Calvin Patterson,
and former widow of William Case, her maiden name was
Asenath Warner. His children were by his first wife.)

(Borodino.)

David Becker, born July 7, 1820.

William Becker, born April 18, 1823.

Elizabeth Becker, bom Sept. 6, 1825.

Henry Becker, born July 27, 1827.

James Becker, born October 8, 1830.

Alexander Becker, bom June 2, 1833.

John Becker, bora July 12, 1836.

Thomas Becker, born Febmary 12, 1838.

Children of Peter and Mary (Eadie) Becker.)

(David Becker married Eunice Legg, daughter of
William and Amanda (Fulton) Legg, and had two children:
Mrs. Ellis A. Tucker of Little York, N. Y., and Mrs. Emma
Gere of Beatrice, Nebraska. Mrs. David Becker was bom
in February, 1833, and is now deceased, buried by the side
of her husband in Borodino Cemetery. (No stone) ; Wil-
liam Becker, married Joanna Robinson, daughter of Archi-
bald and Amy Robinson ; Elizabeth Becker died unmarried ;
Henry Becker died unmarried ; James Becker married Mary
Boothroy, resides in Syracuse, N. Y. ; Alexander Becker
married Mary Newell, daughter of Stephen and Mary (Cuy-
kendall) Newell, his wife is dead and he resides in Syra-
cuse, N. Y. ; John Becker married Elizabeth Shuttleworth,
born in England and now deceased; and Thomas Becker
married Elizabeth Babcock.)

(Borodino.)



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 25

Mary (Eadie) Becker, wife of Peter Becker, died April
2, 1866, age 67 years, 9 months, 27 days.

(Borodino.)
Asenth (Patterson) (Case) (Warner) Becker, wife of
Peter Becker, died January 23, 1886, age 74 years, 6 months.
(No stone.)

(Borodino.)
Elizabeth (Shuttle worth) Becker, wife of John Becker,
born 1842, died 1894.

(John Becker was a son of Peter and Mary (Eadie)
Becker.

(Borodino.)
Henry Becker (son of Peter and Mary (Eadie) Becker) .
Bom July 27, 1827, died September 8, 1895.

(Borodino.)
Alexander Becker, (son of Peter and Mary (Eadie)
Becker) . Bom July 2, 1833.

(Borodino.)
Mary Newell, wife of Alexander Becker, born November
27, 1833, died December 13, 1895.

(Alexander Becker, son of Peter and Mary (Eadie)
Becker, m. Mary Newell, daughter of Stephen and Mary
(Cuykendall) Newell. Alexander resides in Syracuse,
N. Y.)

(Borodino.)
Joanna (Robinson) wife of William Becker. Died May
30, 1878, age 55 years, 5 months, 7 days.
" Mother we miss Thee."
(William Becker (son of Peter and Mary Eadie) Becker
m. Joanna Robinson, daughter of Archibald and Amy
Robinson.)

(Borodino.)
David Becker, (son of Peter and Mary (Eadie) Becker) .
Died November 19, 1862, age 43 years, 4 months.

(He married Eunice Legg, daughter of William and
Amanda (Fulton) Legg. He was a merchant at Borodino,
and prominent both in business and town affairs. He was
Supervisor of the town in 1860.)

(Borodino.)
Eunice Legg, wife of David Becker. Died at Geddes,
N. Y., July 31, 1879, age 46 years, 5 months.)



26 ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

(She was bom February, 1833. No stone.)

(Borodino.)
Fannie, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Shuttleworth)
Becker, Died September 28, 1864, age 2 years, 6 months.

(Borodino.)

BEjEjLrjIv.

(Private in Capt. Kean's Co. 4th U. S. Regt. of Riflemen
in the War of 1812, is buried in an unmarked grave in the
southeast comer of the Spafford Cemetery. He was a pen-
sioner of the United States for loss of a leg, resulting from
a wound received in battle in the year 1814. He came to
Spafford from Springfield, New York. He died after 1821,
but at v/hat date is not known. At the time of his decease,
he was living at Roundy's Tavern at Spafford Corners.)
No stone. (Spafford.)



BENNETT.

Lucinda, wife of Isaac Bennett. Died October 20, 1830,
age 39 years, 4 months, 21 days.

(Thorn Hill.)
Lucy Hutchens, wife of Lyman C. Bennett. Died April
5, 1882, age 52 years.

" In life beloved, in death lamented."
(Lyman C. Bennett (b. in Virgil, N. Y., November 20,
1831), son of Stephen and Waity (Hill) Bennett, married
Lucy Hutchens, daughter of Col. Phineas and Betsey
(Backer) Hutchens. She was bom in Spafford, N. Y.,
April 6, 1830; one child.)

(Spafford.)
Phineas Hutchens, only child of Lyman C. and Lucy
(Hutchens) Bennett. Died March 29, 1866, age 9 months,
11 days.

" Our Little Phinney."
" O ! the little feet, in the glorious street.
Can never go astray. Too frail, too pure for Earth."

(Spafford.)
William J. Bennett, (son of Stephen and Waity (Hill)
Bennett. Died October 9, 1860, age 21 years.



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 27

(He was a cripple, and at the time of his decease was
living with his brother, Lyman C. Bennett.)

(Spafford.)



The family of Christian Bennett resided and buried its
dead just over the SpafFord line, in the town of Tully, in
the locality commonly called " Bennett Hollow," yet on
account of its close business and social relations with the
people of this town the following is offered :

Christian Bennett the elder, (called by himself Chris-
John Bonats) , was bom at Frankfort on the Rhine, and was
a soldier under Napoleon the First in the French Revolution.
After his discharge from the French Army he first settled
in Germantown, Pennsylvania, and from there emigrated
to the town of Tully among the first settlers. He died in
Bennett Hollow, and was buried there by the side of his
wife, Hannah Fralick. He had three children registered
in the family Bible, as Peter Bonats, Gershom Bonats, and
Christian Bonats.

Christian Bonats, Jr., born in Germantown, Pa., August
14, 1781, married January 8, 1812, Elizabeth Adare. He
came to Tully at an early date, and in 1816 purchased his
large farm, of 155 acres in Bennett Hollow, where he re-
mained until the time of his decease, September 25, 1866.
He was trustee of School District No. 8 (a joint district for
the towns of Spafford, Tully and Preble) from 1852 to 1857
inclusive. He and his wife, Elizabeth, were buried in the
Cemetery near the School House, in Bennett Hollow, His
children, all born in Bennett Hollow, were: Jane, bom
February 7, 1813, died January 1898, in Iowa, married
William A. Higley ; Joseph Adare, born March 18, 1815, died
March 23, 1836, in Bennett Hollow ; Lydia Maria, born Feb-
ruary 22, 1817, married Isaac Hollenbeck in 1839, and
resides in Tully, N. Y., (7 children) ; Henry Staley, born
December 20, 1819, died in Pennsylvania, (2 children) ;
Sarah Ett, born April 5, 1823, died March, 1872, married
(1) Anthony Straile and (2) George Warne, (2 children) ;
Mary Elizabeth, bom August 17, 1829, married Richard A.
VanDenburg, resides in Scott, N. Y. (4 children) ; James
Edward, born March 23, 1827, died in Preble, N. Y., mar-
ried Hannah Van Denburg, (2 children) ; and John Chris-



28 ©N0NDA6A HISTORICAt ASSOCIATION

tian, born November 13, 1833, married May 20, 1856, H.
Amelia Doran of Syracuse, N. Y.

Col. John Christian Bennett born November 13, 1833,
and living in 1888 in London, England, married May 20,
1856, at Syracuse, N. Y., H. Amelia Doran, now living in
Syracuse, N. Y., and by her had : John Christian, Jr., bom
in 1858, residing in Boston, Mass., unmarried; Joseph
Adare, born in 1862, married and lives in Texas, Sergeant
in 23d United States Infantry ; Andrew Doran, born in 1865,
merchant in Syracuse and married; and Carl Lee, born in
1867, married Jessica Marie Kline in New York City, where
he now resides. John C. Bennett obtained the rank of
Colonel from the State of New York, as commanding officer
of the 51st Regiment of New York Militia, located at
Syracuse, N. Y.

BERRY.

Jonathan Berry. Bom March 17, 1771, died August
13, 1849.

Jonathan Berry came from Cambridge, Washington Co.,
N. Y., and settled on Lot 12, Sempronius, in March, 1803.
He remained there until March 3, 1810, when he purchased
the States Hundred Acres on Lot 89, Marcellus, of Daniel
Tinkham. Soon after he took up his residence near where
Jeremiah Olmstead now resides on this purchase, and re-
mained there until the time of his decease. Mr. Berry was
a leading business man, and without question dealt more
extensively in real estate in his adopted town than any of his
fellow townspeople. Among other transactions he pur-
chased nearly all of lots 10 and 12, Sempronius, and sold
out in parcels to suit his purchasers, who cleared and settled
upon the lands. His real estate transactions, however, were
not confined to the vicinity of his residence, but extended
to all parts of the town, without reference to his individual
uses and purposes. The public records indicate that he had
a natural born taste for speculation in real estate, which to
a certain extent met with success, for at his decease he left
a very valuable property of this kind, to be distributed
Smong the members of his family. By his wife Thankful
he had the following children: Joseph R., married Sarah
Kneeland, daughter of Asa and Hannah (Green) Kneeland^



SPAFFORD MORTUARY RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES 29

resided in Winslow, Stevens Co., Illinois; Mary, married
Isaac Knapp, son of Peter and Dinah (Guion) Knapp; Eliz-
abeth, married John C. Hillebert of Borodino, N. Y. ; Nelson,
married (1) Lucretia Lyman, (2) Amy Ann Eddy, and (3)
Abigail Stringham, after his decease his last wife married
(2) George Maxson of Scott, N. Y., he left him surviving
two sons, William G. and Fred M. Berry ; Thankful, married
James Bemus, resided in Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; Sophia M.,
married John J. Rowan, son of John and Nancy Rowan, she
died in Otisco, N. Y. ; Adeline, married Edwin Eddy, then

of Borodino, N. Y. ; Ann W., married Winchester,

she died before her father and left four sons; Jonathan
Berry, Joseph R., Andrew J., and George W. Winchester;

Simeon, married , he died before his

father and left four children : Jonathan, Timothy M., Mary
Ann, married Job Springer, and Edward G. Berry; and
Ruth Frances Berry, who died before her father, un-
married.)

(Borodino.)

Thankful, wife of Jonathan Berry. Bom May 15, 1777,
died August 26, 1847.

" There is rest for the wearied spirits above."

(Borodino.)

Ruth Frances, daughter of Jonathan and Thankful