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don, born in 1854. He was graduated from Cornell University in 1875, after which he
engaged in the fruit, grain and produce business at Wallens Station four years, and one
year at Palmyra. From 1880 to 1883 he was deputy clerk of the State Senate, then
three years journal clerk of the Assembly, and four years assistant clerk of the Assem-
bly, In 1886 Mr. Greene married Alice E. Clark, a native of Lewis county. They
have one son, born in 1891. Ephraim Greene, the grandfather, was a native of Con-
necticut and came to this State at an early date and settled on what is now the old
homestead in Maceden, where he died. Almon Greene, the father, was born in the old
homestead in 1807, where he remained all his life as a farmer, and died in 1881. The
mother of Almon Greene, jr., was Sarah Archer Greene, who still resides at the old
place. Mr. Greene was one of a family of two sons, his brother, Percy A., resides with
his mother.

Greenwood, Marvin I., was born in the town of Sullivan, Madison county, January
31, 1840, and came with his parents to the town of Marion, this county in March of the
same year. He was educated in the common schools, Walworth Academy, and in the
Union School at Newark, N. Y. He studied law with Judge Norton, was admitted to
the bar in 1868, and was elected district attorney in 1876, serving three years. No-
vember 16, 1862, he married Laura F., only daughter of Joseph and Lillie Wadsworth,
of Newark, They had two sons, Frank M., who was well educated. He was clerk for
Ryan & McDonald, contractors on the West Shore Railway. He was .killed at the age
of twenty by an engine on the road, and William, who served his country five years in
the regular army, was in the Indian War. He was wounded in the leg, and honorably
discharged at the expiration of five years as orderly sergeant of his company. He is
now foreman in the new manufacturing concern of the garment drafting machines, con-
ducted by George A. Horn & Co., at Newark. Mr. Greenwood's father, Ira, was born
at the old home, was a carpenter and pioneer there, and a farmer here. He married
Clarissa M. Mosely of his native place, and had three children ; Lucy M., Marvin I., and
Olivia J. He died in December, 1884, and his wife in 1863. Mr. Greenwood is a mem-
of Newark Lodge, No. 83, F. & A. M., of Newark Chapter No. 117 R. A. M., Palmyra
Council No. 26 R. & S. M., Zenobia Commandery No. 41 K. T. of Palmyra, and Roch-
ester Consistory of Scotish Rite, and is now deputy high priest of the Grand Chapter
of the State of New York. He has practiced law here since 1868.


Groat, Hon. Richard P., was born in the town of Ghent, Columbia county, March 29,
1822, and was brought here with his parents in June of the same year. He was edu-
cated in the public schools of Newark, learned the trade of blacksmith with his father,
and succeeded him in the business. October 28, 1847, he married Mary A., youngest
daughter of Daniel B. and Lurena (Case) Lovejoy, of this place, and they have had five
children, three died in infancy, two survive, Mary E., and Charles L. Mary E. married
James W. Dunwell, of Lyons, and they have one daughter, Pauline G. Charles L. is a
resident of Philadelphia. In 1861 he was appointed keeper of the Wayne County Alms
House by the county superintendent, which position he occupied nine years. In the
fall of 1873 he waa elected sheriff of the county. He took the office January I, 1874,
serving three years. He was then appointed deputy collector of internal revenue by
John Shaug of Auburn, which position he held nine years. In the years or 1889, 1890
and 1891 he was elected a member of the Legislature, holding honorable positions in the
several committees on which he served. Mrs. Groat's father, Daniel B. Lovejoy, was
born in Columbia county in 1795, and married Lurena Case, and came to Syracuse in
1827, where he remained a year, and came to Newark. They had eight" children :
Alexander, Hannah, William, Daniel, George, Elisha, Mary A., and John. He died in
1866, and his wife in 1863. The ancestry of the family is Dutch and English.

Gaslin, George B., was born in the town of Vassalborough, Me., February 1, 1827,
and was educated in the district schools and the academy of Bath. His early life was
spent on the farm settled by his grandfather before the Bevolution. He engaged in the
granite and marble business in his twentieth year, and in 1851 came to Newark and
continued trie business, which has gained large proportions through his strict integrity.
January 24, 1864, he married Frances J. Sholes, of Phelps, Ontario county, and he has
one daughter, Maggie, who married Solomon Parks. They had one daughter, Lela F.
For her second husband she married George Mallory, of Newark. Mr. Gaslin's father,
Aaron, was born at the old home in Maine in 1780, and married Sarah Hedges, of Cape
Cod, whose father was a sea captain, born in England. To Aaron and wife were born
six children : Roxanna, Martha, Lydia, John, Aaron, and George B. Aaron died in
1858, and his wife in 1846. The grandfather of our subject on his father's side was the
first settler up the Kennebeck River, eight miles above Augusta, Me. His brother was
a general in the Revolution, and came to this country from England. Mr. Gaslin's
father was a captain in the war of 1812, and was at Sackett's Harbor. Mrs. Gaslin's
father, Benjamin Sholes, was born in New Jersey and came to Phelps with his parents.
He married Mary J. Frederick, who was born on Long Island, and they had fourteen
children, eleven of whom arrived at maturity : Susan, Julia, Frances J"., David L,
William, Mary E., Charlotte, Benjamin, Emma, Orville, and George. Mr. Gaslin is a
member of Newark Lodge No. 83, F. & A. M., also of Newark Chapter No. 117, R. A. M.
Mr. Gaslin's grandfather, Jonathan Hedges, on his mother's side, was the son of an Earl
of England.

Gray, Peter, was born in County Lathrum, Ireland, December 25, 1830, was educated
in the schools of his day and learned the moulder's trade. He came to the United
States with his parents in 1842, locating first in Woonsocket, R. I., and in 1849 came to
Newark, before railways were built and when this town was a mere hamlet. February
24, 1852, he married Mary Lally, formerly of Kings county, Ireland, and they had six
children : Elizabeth, who died young ; James, who was a clerk in the post-office six
years, and died aged twenty-eight years; Maria, Sarah, Anna, and Maggie. Maria is a
school teacher, who resides at home ; Sarah married Emmett Ryan, formerly of Phelps,
and they have two daughters, Marie and Emily ; Anna is a clerk in S. B. Van Duser's
drygoods house ; Maggie married Rainsford W. Searle, and they have one son, Frederick.
They reside in Buffalo. Mr. Gray is a retired business man, of the firm of Wilber,
Gray & Garlock. His father, Michael, was born at the old home in Ireland, and mar-
ried Margaret Donohue, by whom he had five sons : Michael, Thomas, Patrick, Dunn,


and Peter. They came to the United States in 1842. where the father died about 1848,
and the mother in 1859. The family are members of St. Michael's Church, of this

Getman, George W., was born in Columbia, Herkimer county, December 18, 1845,
was educated in the district schools, and finished at West Winfield Academy, after
which he taught for two years and then entered the employ of Y. G. Burrilland learned
the profession of druggist, removing to Lyons in April, 1869, and established the business
of retail drugs and wholesale and retail essential oils, of which he is one of the largest
buyers and shippers in Wayne county. At the age of twenty-three he married Fannie
Taylor, of Herkimer, and they have three sons, George, Frank, and William, and two
daughters, Fannie and Marion. He is a Republican in politics, has been trustee of the
village, and is also interested in school and religious matters, having been an elder two
years in the Presbyterian church of Lyons. Our subject is thoroughly identified in ad-
vancing the best interests of his town, where he is recognized as a man of sterling
character and high worth.

Gilbert, Joseph, was born in England April 19, 1859, and came to the United States
with his parents in 1871, locating in Manchester, Ontario county. He was educated in
the common schools of that town, Canandaigua Academy, and Rochester public schools.
He taught several years, afterward read law in M. Hopkins' law office in Palmyra
one year, and came to Newark and entered the office of Judge Norton, where he re-
mained until 1892, when he was admitted to the bar in Rochester in the class of 1892.
He then formed a co-partnership with Colton W. Estey, under the firm name of Gilbert
& Estey, and are doing a successful law business at Newark. Mr. Gilbert is a member
of Newark Lodge No. 83, F. & A. M. November 9, 1882, he married Emily M. Tilden,
of Manchester, and they have five children : E. Bernice, Frank W., Allyn T., Lewis A.,
and Walter C. Colton W. Estey was born in Seneca, Ontario county, August 19, 1867,
and was educated in the common schools, Phelps High School and Genesee Wesleyan
Seminary at Lima. He taught two terms, and then entered the law office of ex-
Senator Edwin P. Hicks, of Canandaigua. He afterward went to Michigan, where he
took the regular law course in Michigan University, was admitted to the bar in the
spring of 1892. He then returned to this State, entering the law office of Judge
Norton, as clerk, and was admitted to the bar six months later in Rochester, N.Y.,
and formed a co-partnership, as above stated.

Garlock, Abram, was born in Arcadia February 26, 1860. He was educated in the
Union School and Academy at Newark, is a farmer, cider, and cider brandy manu-
facturer. Mr. Garlock's father, Peter, was born in Phelps, Ontario county, in 1833.
His education was obtained in the district and Phelps Academy, and follows the same
business as our subject. He married Maria Yan Devort, of Phelps, and they have
eight children : William M., who died aged fifteen ; Ellen G., now Mrs. Lincoln ; Abram.
as above ; Thomas Y., who is in Custer City, S. D., a hardware and general store mer-
chant; Charles H., who is in Phelps in business with his father; Kate is a teacher in
the Union School in Lyons ; Alfred M. is clerk with his brother, and Jessie M., who is a
student at Phelps. The ancestry of the family is Dutch. Mrs. Garlock died in the
spring of 1888.

Graham, Nelson R., was born in Rose November 19, 1844, son of Henry and Eliza
Graham. He was reared on the homestead and educated in the common schools, Wol-
cott Academy, Lyons Academy, and Port Byron Academy, and engaged in farming.
He now owns 150 acres and follows general farming. He was postmaster under Cleve-
land three years. He married twice, first, in 1866, Susan E. Genung, a native of
Galen and daughter of Benjamin and Jane A. Genung, of Dutchess county, who came to
Galen and afterward settled in Rose, where Mr. Genung died, and his wife is now
living in Clyde. Mrs. Graham died April 26, 1892, and September 15, 1892, he mar-


ried Florence E. Lovejoy, a native of Rose, and daughter of Silas and Eliza Lovejoy.
Mr. Graham and wife have had one daughter. Susan E.

Gulick, Amos, was born in Washington county in 1820, and is a son of Amos Gulick,
sr., who came to Sodus in 1828 and a few years later took up a farm in the south part
of the town. He married Mary Odell, and they had eight children : John, Mary,
Hannah, Amos, Eliza, William, Jesse S., and Nancy. John died in Lyons ; Mary mar-
ried William Sebring, of Lyons; Hannah married Samuel Leighton, of Sodus, and
settled in Michigan; Eliza Married Charles Nelson, of Sodus; William settled first in
Sodus and later in Michigan, where he died ; Jesse S. settled on the homestead, where
he died; Nancy married Dudley Thornton, and settled in Lyons. Amos Gulick has
always lived in Sodus, and is a prosperous farmer. He is a leading member of the
Free Will Methodist church at Alton and has been a steward and class leader many
years. He married Mary E. Lord, and their children are: Mary A. (Mrs. Calvin
Mitchell, of Arcadia). Martha J. (Mrs. Albert McMullen, of Sodus), and Charles, who
resides at Fairville. He married Aurelia Friedenburg, of Arcadia.

Grenell, Herman, was born in Galen March 9, 1843, son of Herman and Lydia (Cobb)
Grenell, he a native of Massachusetts, and she of Phelps, Ontario county, and came to
Galen when Mr. Grenell was eight years old, with his parents, John and Lucy Grenell,
natives of Massachusetts. Mr. Grenell died in April, 1885, and his wife in 1890. Sub-
ject was reared on a farm and e'ducated in the common schools. He has always been a
farmer, and owns seventy-five acres in Galen and 200 in Rose. He married, in 1865,
Marion C. Griner, a native of Clyde, and daughter of Barney and Phoebe Griner, early
settlers of Clyde, where they died. Mr. Grenell and wife had three children : Eugene,
who married Ida Glove, by whom he has one child, Florence ; Lydia wife of Edward
Luffman, who died aged twenty-two years, leaving one child; and Ada, at home.

The Gaylord Family, — This family traces its ancestry back to the French Huguenots
who settled in Englaud. Dr. Levi Gaylord, the first of the family to settle in Wayne
county, was a son of Chauncey who came from Bristol, Conn., and settled at Otisco,
N. Y. He was a member of Washington's staff in the Revolution. Dr. Gaylord was a
graduate of Yale, came to Sodue in 1823, and engaged in the practice of medicine. He
was known throughout the State as one of the leading Abolit'onists and temperance
workers of the day. He married, first, Dotia Merriman, by whom he had one- son, Levi
M., who studied medicine and located in Sodus where he died in 1890. Dr. Gaylord
married, second, Artimesa Squires. She studied medicine, and for many years enjoyed
an extensive practice. Dr. Gaylord died in 1852 and his wife in 1893, aged nearly
ninety-five. Their children were: Willis T., Charles D., Orrin F., Dotia C, Artimesa
G., Cornelia M. and Sarah S. Dotia married S. P. Hulett ; Artimesa married Alfred P.
Crafts and settled in Wolcott ; Cornelia married Prof. S. D. Hillman of Carlisle, Pa.;
Sarah married a Mr. West of this town; Willis T. on arriving at manhood became a
clerk, and in 1851 engaged in the dry goods trade in Sodus, and throughout his long
and successful business career has maintained a reputation for the utmost integrity.
He is a prominent member and officer of the Presbyterian Church, with which he has
been identified over forty years. He married first, Elizabeth Langdon, and had two
children : Carlton D. and Elizabeth H, In 1864 he married, second, Mary Preston, by
whom he had three children : only Willis T. surviving. Charles D. Gaylord moved to
Lyons on arriving at manhood, where he held a clerkship. In 1855 he went to Mil-
waukee, where until 1861 he conducted a hardware business. Returning to Sodus he
engaged in the same line until 1881, when he retired and was succeeded by his son,
Frank D. In that year, with S. P. Hulett, he established the banking house of Hulett
& Gaylord, which partnership was severed by the death of Mr. Hulett in 1884, and
Mr. Gaylord has since continued the business alone. He was supervisor in 1876, is a
member of Sodus Lodge No. 392, F. & A. M. and of Wayne Chapter, and also belongs
to the R. T. of T., and has been a prominent member and officer of the Presbyterian


Church for over twenty years. In 1857 he married Jennie R. Gay lord of Lima, and
their children are: Frank D., Charles F. and Dora T. Orrin T. Gaylord settled in
< ►swego and was a partner for several years with Irwin Sloane & Co. and later a mem-
ber of the firm of Gaylord, Downey & Co., extensive grain dealers of that city.

Gulick, Charles L., was born in Sodus, Wayne county, September 13, 1848, was edu-
cated it) the common schools, and has always followed farming. January 1, 1872, he
married Amelia M. Fredenburgh of Arcadia, by whom he had four children : Ollie M.,
Benjamin A., who died aged thirteen; Kingsley S. and Seaman EL Mr. Gulick's father,
Amos, wa< born in Columbia county May 10, 1820, was educated in the schools of his
day, and was also a farmer. November 3, 1845, he married Mary E. Lord of Sodus,
and they have three children, Mary A., Charles L., as above and Martha J. The par-
ents are now residing at the old home in Sodus. Mrs. Gulick's father, Benjamin F.
Fredenburgh, was born in Columbia county June 1, 1S29, and came to this town with
his parents when a child. He married Adelia Van Inwagen, formerly of Tompkins
county and they had four children: Esbon K., Aurelia M., as above; Milton E., and
Ellsworth II., who died in infancy. Mr. Fredenburgh died in 1891.

Gifford, John P., was born in Saratoga county January 20, 1833, was educated in
the common schools, and has always followed farming. March 17, 1868, he married
Sarah W. Spier of Lyons, and they have four children : Rowland S., Helen A., Emma
M. and Evelyn. The son is a farmer with his father; Emma M. is a student in the
State Normal School at Geneseo; Helen A. is a teacher in the Union School and Acad-
emy at Newark, and Evelyn attends the district school. Mr. Gilford's father, Rowland
S., was born in Columbia county in 1801, was educated in the schools of his day and
married Mahala Conant of his native county. They had two children : James W., who
is a farmer in the town, and John P., as above noted. He died in 1858, and his wife
in 1887. Mrs. Gifford's father, Daniel Spear, was born in Columbia county in 1809.
He married Sarah Bristol of his native place, and they had five children. He died in
1867, and his wife in 1885. The ancestry of the family is English.

Galusha, Robert M., was born on the homestead, three miles west of Newark village
August 25, 1812. He was educated in the common schools, and was a farmer until he
went to the war. October 5, 1861, he enlisted in Company F, 8 h Calvary, N. Y. S.
Volunteers, and was engaged in all the battles with his regiment until he was honorably
discharged on account of disability January 15, 1863. He re-enlisted January 5, 1864,
in Second Mounted Rifles, was wounded before Petersburg, and was honorably dis-
charged in August, 1S65. Upon his return home he became a clerk in a general hard-
ware store in Rochester for six years. He married twice, first September 5, 1866.
Delia M. Orcott, by whom he has three children : Georgiana, who married John Lippett
and has one child, Charles F.; Fisher M. and Charles F., who married Belle George of
East Newark. For his second wife Mr. Galusha married Nettie De Boufer, formerly of
Holland, and they have two children : E. Fidelia and Hiram H. Subject has been a
farmer for twelve years, and now resides on the homestead. Mr. Galusha's father,
Abram F., was born in Florida, Montgomery county, August 5, 1808. He was edu-
cated in the common schools and came to Western New York in 1827, and located first
in Lockport, N. Y., where he remained until 1831. February 8, 1831, he married
Esther McCullum of Manchester, Ontario county, and they had five children ; Mariette,
Susan F., Hiram M., Robert M. and Esther F. He moved to Sodus in 1832, and to
this homestead in 1836. He died January 4, 1894, and his wife September 25, 1875.

Gordon, Hiram, was born in Phelps December 18, 1815, the seventh of ten children
of William and Phoebe Gordon, he of Saratoga county, and she of New Jersey. They
came to Benton and then to Phelps, and in 1818 came to Galen, where Mr. Gordon died
in 1830, aged fifty-five, and his wife in 1852, aged seventy-four years. Subject was
reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He followed farming till thirty


years old, when he went into a glass factory and worked in Clyde eight years, Redwood
eleven years, and Oswego six vears. He then came on the farm he owns of seventy-
five acres in Rose, where he follows general farming. He has been a member of the
M. E. Church many years. He has married twice, first Clarinda Kirkland, by whom
he had three children, one died in infancy; Martha and Harriet, both deceased. Mrs.
Gordon died in 1855, and in 1857 he married Anna Arnold, who died in 1889.

Granger Sprague S., was born in Sodus April 10, 1849, a son of Thomas J., who set-
tled in the town of Sodus when a young man, the land then being unbroken forest. He
cleared and brought under cultivation several farms, and in 1869 came to Sodus village
to reside, where he was for many years engaged in the manufacture of fanning mills.
He belonged to the Masonic fraternity, Sodus Lodge. He married Sativa Negus, and
had these children : George, who settled in Sodus, where he is engagpd in the manu-
facture of fanning mills, etc., and who married Lama Pulver; Harriet A., who married
Hezekiah Lake; Samuel, who died young, and Sprague S., who settled in Sodus and
established a lumber yard, carried on a saw and planing mill, and was engaged in the
manufacture of fanning mills, sash, doors and blinds, etc., carrying on for several years
an extensive business. He was also engaged in basket manufacturing. He takes a
keen interest in political affairs, having served as commissioner of highways, etc. He
is a member of Sodus Grange, No. 392, F. & A. M., and Wayne Chapter. In 1872 he
married Alice E. Wride of Sodue, and they have one daughter, Bessie W.

Goseline, Peter, was born in Phelps April 5, 1835. His father, Joseph P., was a
prominent farmer in his town. Peter was educated in the common schools, to which
he has added through life by reading and close observation. At the age of twenty-two
he married Hannah J., daughter of John Lawrence of Galen, and they are the parents
of two children: James L., and Mrs. Lilly M. Miller. In 1869 he bought the John
Roys property of fifty-four acres, raising fruit, hay, grain and stock. Our subject is
identified in advancing the best interests of his town and in the leading events of the
day, taking an intelligent interest in educational and religious matters, and is recognized
as a man of sterling integrity and moral worth.

Field, Warren A., was born in Sodus Point in 1840, and is a son of Rodolphus, whose
father was Wells Field. This family traces its ancestry back to Sir John Field, who
came from England to Plymouth, Mass., in 1620. Rodolphus served in the war of
1812, being at the battle of Plattsburgh, etc. At the close of the war he settled in
Utica, and in 1818 removed to Sodus, where he died October 11, 1880. In 1815 he
married Rachael, daughter of Aaron and Susan (Watkins) Williams of Utica, by wbom
he had these children : Lurancy, William W., Elizabeth, Charles, Morris, Oliver C,
Mariah, Cleason, Catharine C, Warren A., Mary and Rodolphus, besides two who died
young. Warren settled in Sodus Point, and at the age of fifteen years became a sailor;
and with short exceptions, he has spent his life in this service on the lakes. He is
captain and owner of the steamer Sunbeam, and has also real estate interest at Sand
Point. For several years he conducted a store at Sodus Point, and was also partner in
a planing mill there. He is a member of Sodus Bay Yacht Club. He married Almina
Harroun, and they have two children : Alvin and Cora, wife of Aaron Shufelt of Sodus

Fish, Capt. Chauncey, was born in Williamson, January 22, 1828. He is the second
of nine children of Thomas and Sarah (Gallop) Fish, he a native of Amherst, born
March 7, 1795, and she born July 13, 1778. They came to Williamson in 1810. Mr.
Fish was in the War of 1812. Chauncey married March 27, 1844, Phoebe J., daughter
of John and Phoebe Cottrell, of Williamson, N. Y., and they have nine children : Myron
M., John J., Mary E., William W., Delphine, Thomas J., Charles W.. Recruit L., and
Myron E. Myron M. was killed in the battle of Winchester, Va., September 19, 1864.
John J. was also in the late war and died in 1869. Mr. Fish enlisted in Company B,


Ninth N. Y. Heavy Artillery, August 6, 1862, and served three years. He was first
sergeant when the company was organized and held the positions of second lieutenant, first
lieutenant, captain and major by brevet. He was at Cold Harbor, Monocacy Junction,
Winchester, Ya., Cedar Creek, Ya., Sayler Run, Ya., Appomatox. Mr. Fish is a mem-
ber of G. A. R., Myron M. Fish Post No. 406, Department of N.Y., and is a member of
the M. E. Church.

Frey, Philip, was born in Alsace, France (now Germany), May 18, 1831, and came to
the United States with his parents in June, 1846, locating first in Geneva and then set-

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