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grandfather James Martin born in Duchess county in
1772, died in 1827; children four.
Myrick Frank, p o Wuig; Station.

Myrick Thomas, p o Wing Station, farmer, 166 acres, born in
Poughkeepsie in 1849, father Thomas Myrick born in
Duchess county, died in 1851, merchant. Mary Titus
born in Duchess in 1812.
Parks, W. J., p o Dover Plains.

Patrick Rowland, p o Wing Station, farmer, 247 acres, born in
Putnam county October 4, 1814, died April 27, 1869;
wife Caroline Ijudington, born in Putnam county in
1816, married in 1841 ; children five— Lewis S , born in
1843, William B., born in 1845, Henry B., in 1847, Susan
L,, and Patrick born in 1853.
Preston E., p o Dover Plains, hotelproprietor, born in Dover in
1860; wife Mrs. Phebe Wheeler of Duchess county,
married in 1870, died in 1876, leaving one son; second
wife Hattie White, married in 1879.
Preston George, p o South Dover, farmer, 190 acres, born in
Dover in 1881 ; wife Mary German, born in Dover in
1831, married in 1849: children three— Amy G., born in
1851, Eate, born in 1854, Annie, in 1863. John Preston
born in Duchess county in 1788, died in ,1849, farmer
and hotel keeper; children eigh't — two living.
Preston Harvey, p o South Dover, farmer 146 acres, born in
Dover in 1814: wife Emeline Tabor, born in Dover in
1816, married in 1838, died March 8-3, 1876; one son-
Charles.
Preston Clark, p o Wing Station, farmer and coal dealer, 800
acres, born in Dover Nov. 13, 1798, died Oct. 17, 1873,
has been assessor for over twenty years and commis-
sioner of deeds; wife Luna Lane, born in Connecticut
in 18u5, married in 1858: children three — Patty J., now
Hufcut, born in 1823, and John T. Preston, born in
1839, Maria L., born in 1825, died Jan. 29. 1868. John C.
Preston bom in 1839. married Helen A. Tibbetts, born
in Connecticut in 1838, married in 1861 ; children two—
C. Milton, born in 1864, and Howard L. C, born in
1869.
Beimer Adolph, p o Dover Plains, general custom miller, born
in Germany in 1855, settled in county in 1878, owns saw
and flouring mills; wife Catharine Boss of Germany,
married in 1875; children two — Minnie, born in 1876,
and Dora T., born in 1877. The flouring mill was built
by Major Dutcher, in about 1775, purchased in 1878 by
Adolph Beimer.
Schermerhorn Elon, p o Dover Plains, farmer, born In Dover
in 1815, has been collector; wife Ann Cook Warner,
born in Duchess county in 181.9, married in 18511; one
child- Susan, now the wife of Hiram Austin of Duch-
ess county. Sherman F. Warner, born in Duchess
county in 1843; Hiram Schermerhorn, born of German
descent, settled in the county before the war.
Sheldon Wilson B., p o Wing Station, farmer, 125 acres, born in
Duchess county in 1846; wife Nellie J. Root, born in
Kent, Conn., in 1849, married in 1870; children two-
Grace N., born in 1871, and Albro W., born in 1875.
Albro Sheldon, born in Dover March 1, 1808,
died Oct. 7, 1848, married Eliza Edmunds, born in
Duchess county in 1811, married Sept. 24, 1837, died
Oct. 31, 1865.
Soule John B., p o Dover Plains, retired farmer, born in Dover
In 1807, has been assessor for twelve years, overseer
of the poor twenty years; wife Jane Taber, born in
Dover Feb. 18, 1804, married Nov. 14, 1832 died Nov.
9, 1864; one son — William, born Dec. 5, 1834, married
Adelia E. White, born in Michigan Oct. 18, 1840, mar-
ried in 18fi8; children two — Stella, born in 1864, Marion,
born in 1876. Henry Soule was born in Duchess coun-
ty in 1783, died in 1866, married Abigail Benson, born
in 1789.
Sparks W. J, p o Dover Plains, hotel keeper, born iu Bristol,
Conn., settled in county July 1, 1878; wife Martha A,
Biohards, born in Farmington, Conn., married Jan.
S3,, 1865; two sons.
Stock Conrad, p o Wing Station, barber and cigar manufactur-
er, born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1844, settled in coun-
ty in 1860; wife Louise Winder, born in Germany in
1837, married in Januar'y 1866; children five — Charles
H., aged 14 years, William P., 18, Anne 10, Eliza, 8, and
Conrad.



Stars Cyrus, p o Pawling, farmer and stock dealer, 600 acres,
born m Dover Nov. 17, 1882, assessor in 1880 for three
years; second term; wife Sarah B. Benson, born in
Duchess county in 1S32, married Oct. 89, 1854; children
three— Elizabeth R., born in 1855 Charles C , in 1864
and Grace, born in 1871. Benoni Stark, bom in
Duchess county in 1781, died Sept. 12, 1842, merchant:
James Stark was one of the early settlers of the coun-
ty and engaged in the revolutionary war, born in 1760
died in 1818, '

Stevens Thomas Howard, p o Dover Furnace, farmer, 92 acres
born in Dover in 1802, has been town clerk. Thomas
Stevens, born in Dover in 1756, died in. 1843 ; children
a» seven- of whom all except Thomas H. are dead.

Sturg6sBbenezerH.,p Wing Station, general hardware dealer
born in New Fairfield. Conn., in 1843, settled in county
in 1867, owns shop and homestead; wife Adaline Cook
born in Orange county, ma^Hed in 1866; children
four— Edward H., Theodore, Lillie and Ida; com-
menced the manufacture of tin ware at Wing Station
in 1867; has invented a housekeeper's cooking and
pastry safe that costs 83.00.

Tabor William, p o Dover Plains, farmer, 800 acres, born in
Dover September 23, 1820; wife Ann E. Chapman, bom
in Dover in 1838, married in 1864; children seven-
John, Louisa, Florence, Prank, Jennie, Hattie, and
Mary. John Tabor born in Dover in 1778. died January
26, 1852; farmer and stock dealer; married Jane Bel-
ding, born in Duchess county in 1780, died April 30,
1867; three sons now living; Job Tabor born in B. I.,
settled in county before the Revolution.

Tompkins Albert, p o Chestnut Bidge, farmer, 180 acres, born in
Dover in 1835; wife Mary B. Bogers, born in Duchess
county in 1853, married in 1875; children one— Catha-
rine L. Beuben Tompkins born in Duchess county in
1801; wife Catharine Losee, born in Duchess county
in l8lO, married in 1831, died in 1876, leaving four
children. »

Vincent Jason, p o Wing Station, farmer, 350 acres, born in
Duchess county in 1825; wife Edith Hoyt, born in Dover
in 1834, married in 1865.

Vincent Cordelia, p o Dover Furnace, farmer, 150 acres, born in
Dover in 1822; Phebe Vincent bom in Dover in 1829;
her father. Absalom Vincent, born in Duchess county
in 1788, married Abbie Duncan, born in Dover in 1798,
married in 1810, died about 1830; children eight, five
now living— Cordelia, David, Edwin, Jason and Phebe.

Vincent Edwin, p o Dcver Furnace, farmer, 550 acres, bom In
Dover in 1880, supervisor several years: wife Ann
Hooker, born in Dover, married in 1848; children four —
Ellen, Amelia S., Charles W., and Mary;- Absalom
Vincent born in Union. Vale in 1788. died in 1862.

Waller Homer, p o Dover Plains, farmer, 195 acres, born in Con-
necticut in 1823, died In 1876, settlel in 1855; wife
Elizabeth Fry, born in Duchess county in 1831, mar-
ried in 1860; children three— George S., bom in 1851,
Deborah Martha, in 1853, and D. M., who died in 1878.
William H. Waller, born in 1855.

Wellman Geo. M., M, D., p o Dover Plains, physician and sur-
geon, born in Springfield, Mass., Feb. -24, 1837, settled
in county In 1869; wife Jennie S. Cole of Otsego coun-
ty,~ married Sept. 8, 1869; one child — Marlon A., bom
Nov. 26, 1871.

Wheeler Perry, p o South Dover, farmer, 125 acres, bom in
Dover in 1819; wife Mary A. Boss, born in Dover in
1819, married in 1846; one daughter— Mary Catheriiie,
born in 1^50. Henry Wheeler, Dorn in Duchess county,
married Catharine Wing of Duchess county.

Wheeler Theodore, p o Wing Station, cattle dealer and farmer,
475 acres, born in Dover in 1837; wife Jane A. Chap-
man, born in Duchess county in 18.37, married in 1858:
one son — Thomas, born in 1861.

Wheeler Thomas, p o Wing Station, farmer and drover, 1,000
acres, born in Dover In 1814; wife Bhoda Ann Oney of
Otsego county, born in 1818, married in 18.37; sons
three— Theodore, aged 41 years, Obid, 38, and William,
30 years.

Wheeler A If red, p o Dover Plains, farmer and lime manufactur-
er, 150 acres, born in Dover Oct. 24, 1808; wife Mary A.
Gary, born in Dover in 1813, married in 1827; children
eight. Sebastian Wheelef born in Dover. John B.
Wheeler born in Dover,

Wheeler Henry, p o Dover Plains, farmer and butcher, 150 acres,
bom In Dover in 1840; wife Alice Darling, born in
Duchess county in 1848, married in 1868; children
four— Jennie M., Walter E., Emma and Cora A.

Whiteley Hiram, p o Wing Station, owns 18 acres, born in
Dover, in 18-33; wife Martha Cutler, born in New York
city, married in 1876. Jackson A. Whiteley born in
Duchess county, in 1830. Doras Whiteley bom in
Duchese county, in 1799, died in 1866, married Hannah
Bowdish born in Dover, two children.

Wing Ebbe P., p o Wing Station, farmer and retired hotel
keeper, 270 acres, born In Dover in 1806; wife Maria
Sheldon, born in Duchess county. May 9, 1812,
married in 1829, children two — Hannah M., born
in 1831 and Sheldon born in 1833. Jackson Wing, born
in Dover in 1771, died in 1848. Thomas Wing, born In
Mass., about 1740, died in 1824.

Wins Obed, p o Chestnut Bidge, farmer, 600 acres, born in
Dover, in 1817; wife Phebe A. Vincent, born in Dover,
in 1818, married Sept. 10, 1840.



HISTORY OF DUCHESS COUNTY.



Wing J. S., p o Wing Station, general merchandisek, born in
South Dover, in 1858. Has been post-master.

Wolcott 'William, p o Kent, Conn., farmer and wood and stone
dealer, 800 or 900 acres, born in Dover, in 1832; wife
' Mary J. Lee born in Conn., married in 18B3, children

six — Ida, Sarah, Ada, Charles, OUie, and John. Thomas
J. Wolcott, born in'Duohess county, aboutjlSOO, died In
1855.

Wright Wm. Henry, p o Dover Plains, general carriage and
wagon manufacturer, born in Beekman in 1841; wife
Matilda Wooden, born in Duchess county, in 1843,
married in 1864; children three— Walter G., Herbert E. ,
and Mary E.



EAST FISHKILL.

Anderson John, p o BrinterhofCville, farmer, 196 acres, born in
East FlshkUl, Feb. 17, 1809, settled on farm in 1842,
has been hiaghwy commissioner, 9 years in succession,
wife Eliza Maria Butler, or Olintoa, married in 1841;
children two — Sarah A. Mathews, of Brooklyn, and A.
Butler Anderson. Father, John, son of Peter Anderson.

Ashby William B., p o Stormville, farmer, 188 acres, bom in
Beekman, Sept. 8, 1809, settled in town in April 1836.
Has been deacon of Baptist church 33 years; 1st wife
Hannah Caldwell, 3d wife Sarah Caldwell, one child —
Mary Esther, and one adopted child — Garret Roach.
Father, Anthony Ashby Jr., son of Anthony Ashby,
who came from Patterson, Putnam county.

Adrianue Isaac C, p o Stormville, farmer, 144 acres, born in
Beekman, M arch 1, 1836, settled in town in 1839, has
been commissioner of highways, and is now excise com-
missioner; wife Susan Ida Storm, married 'Nov, 9,
1859, one son — John "William. Father, Abraham was
son of Abaham B., who was son of Rem Adriance.

Bailey Henry D. B., p o Johnsville, born in Johnsville, Deo. 27,
1813. Is author of "Bailey's Local Tales" and "Histori-
cal Sketches of Duchess County." Father, John N.
Bailey, of Fishkill, born Nov. 11, ITeT, son of Nathan
Bailey, who was born in Fishkill, June 32, 1738. Father,
John Bailey born in Westchester county, in 1704.

Barnes Oliver S., p o Johnsville, farmer, 136 acres, born in Put-
nam county September 6,, 1838. settled in county in
1855; wife Mary E. 'Wilde, married December 24, 1855;
children six — Howard, Willis W., Cora, Ida, Richard,
and Jane. Parents William and Deborah Barnes.

Bogardus Adrian M., p'o East Fishkill, farmer, 180 acres, born in
town September 16, 1816; wife Clarissa Bragaw of
Foughkeepsie, married January 13, 1849; children
three— Julia, Henry, and Alfred. Father, Elias, son of
Cornelius Bogardus one of the early settlers. Mother
Hannah Montfort, daughter of Adrian Montfort, who
was one of the early settlers here.

Bonney Alfred, p o Hopewell Junction, farmer, 150 acres, born
in New York city February 17, 1857, settled in county
in 187S. Father, Hon. Benjamin West Bonney, ex-judge
of supreme court of New York city.

Brinckerhofl Wm. E., p o Johnsville, farmer and horticulturist,
80 acres, born on present farm July 84, 1833 ; wife Sarah
Anderson, of East' Fishkill, married January 34, 1854*
children three living— Carrie, Elizabeth, and Cornelial
Father John D., son of Derrick Brinckerhofl. Mother
a descendant of Benjamin Hasbroock.

Baldwin Peter A., p o Clove Branch Junction, farmer and specu-
lator, 840 acres, born in town in September 183ii, has
been"> supervisor three years; wife Mary C. Greene
of New York city, married October 86, 1859; children
three— Charles F., Frank, and Aletta C. Father
Lasher S. Baldwin.

Baxter Seymour, p o Hopewell Junction, farmer, born in town
June 87, 1838; wife Martha J. Knapp, married February
1, 1861; children four-George B., David H Sarah J
and Josie M. Father Charles Baxter. ''

Bogardus Edward, p o Sylvan Lake, farmer and milk dealer, 110
acres, born in Duchess county October 20, 18S7, town
auditor; wife Susan M. Strang, born in New York city
married in 1849; children three— Chas. S., James W.'
and Mary J. Father, James Bogardus, was son of
Cornelius Bogardus.

Cortelyon Jaques, p o Hopewell Junction, farmer, 150 acres
born in Brooklyn In 1796, settled In county in 1858, has
been director of R. R. and member of Regents of
Long Island; wife Ann Maria Fowler of New York
city, married in 1830: children three— Adriana, Caro-
line Amelia, and Dr. L. V. Cortelyon. Father, Peter
Cortelyon, son of Jaques, whose great-sreat-grand-
father came from Holland with Lord Wariooe.

Denton Israel, p o Green Haven, superintendent of Duchess
county stock farm, 234 acres, has been a detective in
Brooklyn and New York city fourteen years; wife
Louisa O'Brien of Watertown; children two— Ada F
and Elizabeth H. Father, Israel Denton.
Davidson Oliver, p o Hopewell Junction.
Davidson Silvanus Miller, p o Hopewell Junction, miller, also
coal and lumber dealer, born in New York city Jan
18, 1849, settled in county Cot 30, 1875; wife.Angelica
Malcolm Ryan, born in Philadelphia Jan. 17 1849
married Deo. 30, 1871, In Yokohama, Japan ; one child-
Margaret Miller, born in Yokohama, Japan, Sept 34
1878. Father, Miorris Miller Davidson, born in l81o'-
grandfather Oliver Davidson, born in 1779,



in 1810 ;



DuBois Garret, p o Johnsville, farmer, 142 acres, born in East
Fishkill Sept. 87, 1838: wife Mary Ida Van Wyck, mar-
ried Sept. 4, 1860, died May 36, 1873; three children
living — Charles, John Van Wyck, and Kate. Father,
Charles L., son of Garret DuBois. whose great-grand-
father purchased a tract of land of Henry Beekman in
17P7.

Emans Albert S., p o East Fishkill, farmer and dealer in agri-
cultural implements, 500 acres, born on present farm
Jan. 30, 1854, has been collector; wile Laura L,
Thomas of Fishkill, married March 4, 1880. Father,
John S. Emans, was Member of Assembly two years,
supervisor several years, justice of sessions two years
and justice of peace twenty years. Father, John, was
son of James Emans, the first settler on the farm.

Emans Charles W., p o Johnsville, farmer, 230 acres, bom in
town Oct. 8, 1831, settled on^resent farm in 1866,
has been justice of peace eight years; wife Julia
Purdy of Putnam county, married April 4, 1854; eight
children living. Father, John Emans was sou of
James Emans.

Emans Storm, p o East Fishkill, farmer, 500 acres, born on
same farm June 12. 1856. has been justice of peace and
supervisor in 1881; wife Alice A. Waterbury, of
Saratoga Springs, married Jan. 86, 1881. Father, John
S. Emans.

Emans James C, p o Hopewell Junction, dairy farmer, 190
acres, settled in town Jan. 8, 1821; wife Cordelia
Stockholm; children three— Cornelius J., Theodosia,
Charles S. Father, John Emans, son of James Emans
who was one of the first settlers at Gayhead.

Forman James H., p o Hopewell Junction, physician and sur-
geon, born in Kent, Putnam county, settled in county
in 1877; wife Sarwh Nelson, born in Putnam county,
married Oct. 30, 3878. J. H. read medicine with W. B.
Dunning, attended lectures at: Long Island College,
and at the University -of New York, from which ne
was graduated in February, 1877, began practice in
May, 1877.

GenuDg Isaac S., p o Hopewell Junction, farmer and assessor,
156 acres, born in town, has been collector; father
Joseph Qenung was son of Gabriel Genung of New
Jersey, who settled in county about 1800; mother,
Charlotte Storm, daughter of Abram Storm.

Gildereleve Isaac B., p o Johnsville, farmer, 146 acres, bom in
Scipio, Cayuga county, April 5, 1838, settled in county
in 1830; wife Charlotte A. Miller, of Pennsylvania,
married in 1865; children one— Rita A. Father, Solo-
mon was son of Nathaniel Gildersleve.

Hickman John, p o Johnsville, farmer, 100 acres,born in Putnam
county February 8, 1834, settled in county in 1866; wife
Sarah M. Lownsbury. born in Westchester county in
1831, married December 31, 1860; children five living.
Father, William, was son of Michael Hickman.

Homan John Z., p o Stormville, farmer, 100 acres, born in town
in 1883 ; wife Antoinette Seaman, of this town, married
in 1854; children one— John Homan, Jr. Father, Moses
Homan, a native of this town.

Harpel George M., p o Adriance, farmer and commission dealer,
born in New York city July 4, 1827, settled in county,
in 1865, owns 3110 acres of land; wife Maria Edgerton,
born in New York, married in 1850, children two—
Isabelle Storm, and Georgia. Father, Matthew Har-
pel, of New York city.

Hopkins Benjamin, p o Stormville, farmer and auctioneer,
290 acres, born in county, April 18, 1820. Has been
supervisor nine years, and jnstioe of the, peace
since 1855; wives, Jane Manfort and Margaret H.
Lasher, five children by first wife and six by second.
Father, John Hopkins, was son of Benjamin, who set-
tled in county in 1779.

Horton R. C, p o East Fishkill, retired. Owns 130 acres of
land, is post-master: wife, Mary Brown, of Newburgh,
married in 1862, children two— Mary B., and Ralph,
sou of Jacob and Diana Horton.

Horton Chas. W., p o Stormville, general merchandise, born in
Kent, Putnam county, settled in county, in 1861, is
supervisor and postmaster; wives, Mary Ann Fox, and
Sarah J . Brevoort, three children living— Mary,Charles,
and Grace. Father, Joseph S. Horton.

Johnston Robert, p o Johnsville, farmer and fruit grower, 220
acres born in Putnam county, Sept. 23, 1835, settled
in county, in 1828. Father, Wm. H , was son of Judge
Robert Johnston. Mother, Susan Van Wyck,was daugh-
ter of Theodorus W. Van Wyck.

Ketohain Dennis W., p o Bast Fishkill, farmer, 100 acres born
in Putnam county, Nov. 4, 1824, settled in county in
1833 and on present farm in 1855; wife, Hannah Grifdn,
of Putnam county, married in 1848, one son— Franklin
D. Father, Isaac A Ketoham, was son of Joseph
Ketcham a native of Putnam county.
Knapp Isaac N., p o Johnsville, farmer 193 acres, born in
East Fishkill, Nov. 29, 1814, died Sept. 23, 1880, was
highway commissioner; wife Luoretia Jewell, of this
town, children five- Alonzo P., Melissa, Victoria,
Martin M., and Ira J. Father, Nehemiah Knapp, was
resident of this county. «

Knapp James I., p o East Fishkill, farmer, 200 acres, born in
Putnam county, Aug. 19, 1838, settled in East Fishkill,
JLi^^V.^i'®' Sarah A. Knapp of this town, married in
1854, children seven. Father, Wm. X. Knapp, was son
of Moses Knapp, one of the early settlers in county.



PERSONAL STATISTICS.



IX



Snapp Wright, p o East Fishkill, farmer, 316 acres, born in
Putnam county, July W, 1834, settled in county in
1843, has been highway commissioner; wife Jane Wil-
sie, born on this farm, married Dec. 19, 1860, children
two— Katie B,, and Minnie E. Father, Wm. X. Enapp

Lasher Edward, p Hopewell Junction, prop, of hotel, born hi
Red Hoolc, July 11, 1841, came to town in 1860, owns
hotel; wife Mary Elizabeth VanVlack, born Oct. 13
1842, married Deo. 9, 1868, children two— Sarah Eliza-
beth, Edward H. Father, John Lasher, was son of
David.

LaDue William S., p o Johnsville, farmer and fruit grower 880
acres, fourth generation on farm, born July 14 1822-
wi:e Mary E. Snook, of Fishkill, married in 1849, chil-
dren five. Father, Samuel LaDue, was son of William
who bought this tract of land of Brett & Skenck, and
was original settler on farm.

Luyster Peter, p o Hopewell Junction, farmer, 370 acres bom
on farm April 14, 1800; wife Permelia Horton, 2d wife
Susan Woodin, three daughters living — Sarah A
Ha-wea, Arabella and Amelia. Father Peter I was
son of John Luyster, from Long Island.

Lasher H., p o Sylvan Lake.

Macomber E. C, p o Hopewell Junction, merchant, born in Ot-
sego county Nov. 22, 1834, settled in county in 1835-
wife S. E. Worthy of this town, married in 1867- chil-
dren two— Edwin Q. and Bertha M. Father, Elihu C
Macomber.

Miller David S., p o East Fishkill, farmer, 102 acres, born in
town Feb. IS, 1831, has been constable and overseer of
poor; wife Phoebe B. Reed, married March 17, I852- 2d
wife Abigail Ballard, married Oct. 26, 1870; one daugh-
ter— Emerett Qriffln. Parents Henry E. and Charlotte
Miller.

O'Donnell Thomas, p o Hopewell Junction, railroad contractor
owns 188 acres of land, born in Canada Oct. 3, 1844'
settled in county April 5, 1876; wife Fanny Fogart'
born in New York city, married May 13, 1872; children
four. Father, William O'Donnell, now residins in
Clinton county, N. Y.

Northrup John, p o East Fishkill, farmer, 121 acres, born in
Putnam county June 19. 1811, settled in county in
1861 ; wife Catharine Hyatt of Carmel, Putnam county
married in 1845; one son— John J., who married Lu-
celia Merrick of this town. Father, John Northrup of
Putnam county.

Palen Edward, p o Hopewell Junction, farmer, 213 acres, born
in Greene county April 20, 1808, settled in county in
1809, has been supervisor five years, postmaster forty
years, and assessor; wife, Helen L. Bennett of Litch-
field, Conn., married in 1818; children six. Father,
Peter E. was son of Ezekiel Palen of LaGrange. " Ed-
ward returned to Greene county in 1820, to Sullivan
county in 1840, and Duchess county in 1876. '

Phillips Joseph W., p o East Fishkill, farmer, 215 acres, born in
town May 8, 1835, on farm of 146 acres; wife Caroline
Rogers, of Beekman, married Nov. 6, 1856. Father,
Elias Phillips, was son of John R. Phillips of Wap-
pinger's Falls.

Polhemus Rev. Cornelius H., p o Hopewell Junction, pastor of
Reformed church, born in Middlebnsb, N. J settled
in Duchess county in December, 1880; wife Lizzie W.
Reed of Cranbury, N. J., married June 3,1808. Educated
at Rutger's college and New Brunswick seminary,
called to this charge Nov. 24, 1880.

Quick Floyd, p o Johnsville, farmer and owner of vineyard, 135
acres, born in Westchester county Juno 22, 1834, set-
tled in Duchess county in 1871; wife Phebe C. Brett,
of East Fishkill, married Nov. 23, 1859. Father, Isaac
P. Quick, was son of Daniel Quick, who was justice of
peace In 1808.

Rapelje Lawrence C, p o Hopewell Junction, farmer, 320 acres,
born in New York city in 1836, settled in Duchess
county in 1843, has been supervisor two years, and
justice sixteen years; wife Anna M. Horton, of this
town, married in 1855; children four— John, civil en-
gineer, Lawrence, Jr.., Adrian, and Anna. Father,
Daniel L. Rapelje, of New York city. One of the di-
rectors and organizers of the Duchess & Columbia R.
R., also one of the incorporators and directors of the
Poughkeepsle Bridge Co., vice-president of the Nation-
al Bank of Fishkill, and director of the Duchess
Mutual Insurance Co.

Richards Jarvis W., p o East Fishkill, farmer, owns house and
lot, born in East Fishkill, has been constable and
deputy postmaster. Parents, James and Rhuanna
Richards.

Ryndes Morgan L., p o Hopewell Junction, farmer, 150 acres,
born in Pleasant valley Jan. 25, 1835, settled in this
town in 1850, is excise commissioner; wife Deborah
Townsend, of Union Vale; children one -Herbert G.
Father, Elias Ryndes, was son of John Ryndes.

Seaman Job, p o Stormville, farmer, 120 acres, born on same
farm Jan. 16, 1806; wife Maria Martin, married Jan. 8,
1834, died July 8, 1879. Father, Job Seaman, came
from Westchester county and settled here about 1800.

SpraguB Orry N., p o East Fishkill, farmer, 128 acres, born in
Putnam county May 25, 1820, settled in Duchess coun-
ty in 1840, has been collector, town clerk, assessor and
town auditor; wife Sarah A. Fulling, married Nov. 5,
1843: children three— Abram P., Henry C., and O.
Daniel. Father, Levi Sprague.



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