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Hiiight Heuben, p o Millbroot, retired merchant and farmer,
DO"' in Ulster county in 1820, settled in this county in
1830, owns fourteen aoresland and homestead. Father,
Jonathan H. Haight, born in this county in 1791, died
in 1874; wife Sally Clapp, of this county, born in 1789,
married in 1817, died in 1860: children six. flve now
hving—Henry. born in 1818: Keuben; Elizabeth, in 1824;
Mary, in 1886; Phebe, in 1829.

Haines Clark IV., p o Millbrook, farmer, 150 acres, born in this
county in 1837. Father Morehouse Haines, born in
V°?°?.<'*''="t 'n 1''99, came to this county in 1810, died
in 1857, farmer.

Haines William, p o Washington Hollow, farmer, lOB acres, born
in Red Hook in 18l)7: wife Julia B. Neher, born in this
county in 1809. married in 1829. died in 1858; children
nine, three living— Emily C, Eliza A., La Resse W.

Hallook F. W., p o Millbrook, farmer, 140 acres, born in New
Jersey in 1853, settled in this county in April 1878; wife
±-lizabeth Collard, of England, married in 1872; chil-
dren two - Edward W. and WilliSim A.

Ham Milton, p o Washington Hollow, retired farmer, 400 acres,
born in Washington in 1802; wife Phebe F. Ferris, of
Pawling, married in 1855; children three— John M.,
f *'?'i^^<,?6°''Se C. Conrad Ham, bom on same farm
in 1757, died in 1850, aged 93 vears, farmer. Grand-
father emigrated from Germany at an early day.

Hart John, p o Dover Plains, farmer 90 acres, born in Washing-
ton in 1842, wife Mary E. Tompkins, burn in this county
in 1842, married in 1861 Lewis Tompkins, born in this
county in 1805, died in 1865; wife Susan Naose, born in
this county in 1814, married in 1841; children seven,
three living.

Heermans John B., p o Millbrook. farmer, 80 acres, born in this
county in 1837. Father, John Heermans, born in
Ulster county in 1804, settled in this county in 1814,
died in September 1876, carpenter and builder. Wil-
liam Heermans, born in Ulster county, settled in this
county in 1814.

Hicks John P., p o Shunpike, farmer, 156 acres, born in this
county in 1816. Father, Benjamin Hicks, born in
Pleasant Valley in 1794, died in I860: children six, three
now Jiving— John, Frederick and Margaret.

Howard Beverly W., p o Mabbettsville, farmer, all acres, bom
in Baltimore in 1850, settled in this county in 1874;
wife Laura H. Coffin, bom in this county in 1857, mar-
ried in 1878; children one— Samuel B.

Hope John, p o Millbrook, farmer, 400 acres, born in England
in 18.30, settled in this county in 1874; wife Marion Lit-
tle, born in Scotland in 1832, married in 1856; children
six— Joseph L., Marion, John, Margaret J., Dianaj
Alexander D.

Humeston Thomas P., p o Dover Plains, farmer and proprietor
of saw-mill, 25 acres, has been excise commissioner;
wife Hannah A. Underbill, born in this county in
1826, married January 13, 1847. Father, James Humes-
ton, born in Dover, died in 1871 aged 76 years, was
wagon manufacturer.

Humeston John J., p o Little Rest, farmer, carpenter and
builder, 160 acres, born in Washington in 1835; wife
Lydia A. Deuel, born in this county in 1831, married
in 1861; ohildren two— May T. born in 1863, Phebe A.
in 1866. Jacob Deuel, born in Dover in 1797, died
October 27, 1879; wife Charity Gould of this county,
married id 18ii9.

Humphrey Samuel S., p o Shunpike, farmer, 150 acres, born in
this county in 1845, was elected assessor in 1878; wife
Mary Barton of this county, married in 1867; children
two. John Humphrey, born in this county in 1800,
died in 1855, farmer and builder. James Humprey,
born in this county in 1777, died in 1847.

Irish Jonathan, p o Dover Plains, farmer, 160 acres, born in
Pawling in 1791, died in June, 1876; wife Melissa Cook,
born in Dover in 18»7, married in 1862; ohildren two —
Charles J. born in 1863. Sarah E. in 1866. Elias Irish
•born in this county in 1830.

Einny Edward R., p o Lithgow, farmer, 174 acres, born in this
county in ]8a0; wife Catharine White, born in Wash-
ington in 1829, married in 1860; one child — Edwin R.
born in 1870. Father, Roswell Kinney, born in this
county in 1777, died in 1821.

Law John G., machine shop and foundry, born in Westchester
county, settled in this county in 1853, founder of
machine shop in 1845; wife Anna Swift of this county,
married in 1852; one daughter. Beriah Swift, born in
Massachusetts.

Losee James H., p o Verbank, farmer, 110 acres, bom in this
county January 1, 1816: wife Mary Mott of this county,
married October 12, 1842, died July 30 1860; one child-
George W., born July 26, 1843; second wife Maria
Doughty of this county, married in 1852. James Losee,
Jr., born in this county October 23, 1780, died in 1852;
wife Mary Vail, born in 1785, married September 12,
1802, died 1862.



Losee Hams, p o Mabbettsville, farmer and drover 90 acres
H? 7r^ ^'■^'^"^ ^?"°,'y '" '809, settled in this cSunty
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Mabbett Solomon, p o Mabbettsville, farmer, 165 acres, born in
this county in 1820. Father, Samuel Mabbett born n
,^^?§n''§^°5'^°"?,fi''' irae wife Mary Huestis?bom
m.k£°V?'1* "' >^' ebildren five, oni living. Titus

PhPh ^"'.,^c"' '°, "^^- ^^^^ 1° ^^3; oHildreu two-
Phebe and Samuel.

McCormao Charles N p o, Washington Hollow, farmer and

1810, settled in this oouuty in 1836, owns homestead
and two shops; wife Catharine Simons of this coun-
ty, marnHd January 1, 1840, died in 1873; second wife
Ameha Edgar, born m Albany county in 1847, came to
this county in 1855, married in 167?; one ohild -
Charles E.

Merritt Stephen H.. p o Mill Brook, farmer, 140 acres, born in
this county in 1847; wife Helen Ham of this county,

iw.. 1** married in 1873; one child-Eugene, died in 1875.

Merritt Isaac, p o Millbrook, drygoods merchant in New York
City, cotton manufacturer and wool speculator, born
in this county in 1779. and died here; wife Eliza Hart
of this county, married in 1821, died in ]818; children
^'^^IVi^S '* ^ '"'™ '° '822, Philip H., in 1^S5, Alfred
J°,^I^J' ^^''I'am H in 1829, Richard P. in IMS, Isaac N.
in 18-38, Charles F. in 1844. Second wife Mary Merritt
of Pawling, married in 1850; one son— Daniel T., born
in 1856.

Mosher Charles, p o Lithgow, miller. 124 acres, bora in Wash-
lopton in 1834. Howard T. Mosher, born in Washington
in 1829, farmer. Howland H. Mosher, bom in this coun-
ty in 1805, died in 1877, farmer: wife Maria Tompkins,
bornm this county in 1806; ohildren five.

Northrup Homer, p o Washington Hollow, farmer, 245 acres
born in this county in 1836; wife Jane A. Greene of
this county, married in 1873; one child- Inez. Seneca
B. Northrup, born in this county in 1808, died in 1866.

Reynolds Warren, p o Lithgow, farmer, 177 acres, born in
Columbia county in 1821, settled in county in 1P60;
wife MaryMorey, born in Washington in 1819, married
in 1869; first wife Hannah Carpenter, of Columbia
county, married in 1843, died in 1850; children three.

Rozell William, p o Washington Hollow, farmer, SO acres, born
in county in 1805; wife Julia A. Burnet, born in this
county in 1805, married in 1880; first wife Sarah
Burnet, married in 1830, died in 1848; one child ^arah A.

Sackett Artemas E , p o Lithgow, retired farmer, 230 acres, has
been assessor and held other town offices; wife Laura
Hoffman born in county, married in 1823; children
four. Father Jehiel Salokett, born in county in 1776,
died in 18-30. '

Shaw Henry, p o Millbrook, blacksmith, born in town of Wash-
ington in 1844; wife Amelia Briggs, of Stanford, born
in 1860, married September 2, 1871. Mr. Shaw gave
first attention to dry goods business, but not being
satisfied afterward learned the trade of blacksmith
of Samuel C. Briggs, opened present shop in 1873, and
has now the confidence of many.

Sherrill Jeremiah, p o Washington Hollow, farmer. 83 acres,
born in Stanford, in 18c^2; wife Eliza .-Ann Westfall, of
county, married in 1853 Father Isaac Sherrill.born in
county, in I'lOl, died in 1849. Jeremiah Sherrill bom in
Long Island, settled in county at an early day.

Smith Jesse T., p o Mabbettsville, farmer, 20 acres, born in
Washington in 1820. has held office of constable and
others; wife Louisa Lyman, burn in couniyin 1831,
married In 1850, one child, Jane L. born in 1852. Jos.
Smith of county died in 1856 aged about 80 years-
Smith Thomas, farmer, 188 acres, born in Washington in 1856;
wife Georgia Dates, born in county in 1855, married in
1875. Father Thomas Smith, born in county in 1812,
died in 1875, farmer; children six.

Spurr Norman, p o Lithgow, farmer, 220 acres born in Berk-
shire county, Massachusetts, in 1815, settled in county
in 18711; wife Cornelia Sackett, bom in county in 1820,
married in 1878. Stephen Sackett bom in county In
1794. died in 1871 ; wife Rachel Barton born in county
married in 1816, died in 1875; children eight. Leonard
Barton, bom in county in 1767, died in June 1841,
physician and surgeon.

Sisson Lemuel, p o Lithgow, farmer, 200 acres, bom in Wash-
ington in 1817; . wife Martha Henry, bom in Nova
Scotia, married in 1870. Jacob Sisson born in county
in 1792, died in 1874; wife Mary Soul, of county, born
in 1800, married in 1815; three children, two living.

Sweet George, p o Washington Hollow, farmer, 180 acres, born
.in Dover in 1821, has been supervisor, assessor and
secretary of county agricultural society, is the oldest
secretary in the state. Father Stephen Swift, bom in
Dover in 1780, died in 1825; his father Stephen Sweet
and wife Dorcas Casey were from Rhode Island, and
settled in Dover. Stephen Sweet was a mill-wright
and erected most of prominent mills of that early day,
in county, Stephen Sweet, jr., left three children —
Elizabeth, born in 1820, George, in 1821, and Phebe, in
1824. Present house is oldest in the county built
before 1740; farm was purchased by John Titus, from
Long Island in 1798, and by present Mr. Sweet in 1840.



HISTORY OF DUCHESS COUNTY.



Sutton Aaron, p o Coi&n Summit, farmer 134 ac^es, born in
Westchester county in 1793, settled in county in 1833;
wife Malisaa Pierce,of Westchester county,married in
1816, died in 18S8; childrpn two; second wife Anna
Haight, of county, married in 183i, died in 1843; chil-
dren four; third wife Hannah Carpenter, married in
1845, died in 18T6; children six.
Swift Gurdon, p o Millbrook, farmer, 90 acres, born in Wash-
ington in 1844; wife Mary Knapp, of county, married
in 1870; one child, Albert A., born in 1871. Richard
Swift born in Washington in 1858, retired farmer.
Swift Nathan G., p Millbrook, farmer, and coal and lumber
dealer, 1(10 acres, boru in Washington in 1817; wife
Esther Lane, of Westchester county, married in 1841,
died in 1876; children four— Henry H , William L,,
Albert F., and Edward P. Nathan G. Swift establish-
ed the coal and lumber yard in 1869;also machine shop.
Lemuel Swift was born on Cape Cod in 1776, camp to
county in 1789, died in 1815, larmer and maunfacturer
of wagons. Abraham Swift born in Massachusetts,
settled in county in 1789 on farm where N. G. Swift
now lives.
Taber James, p o CoflSn Summit, farmer, 60 acres, born in Wash-
ington in 1812, died in October 1874; wife Jane Dennis,
born in this county in 1817, married in 1835; children
eiKht living— Isaac D , born in 1836, Catherine E., in
1839, Mary J., in 1841. Joseph J., in 1843, James E., in
1816. Francis E., in 1849, Henry J , in 1852, died in 1866,
Carry, born in 1855, and Byron in 1861,
Tallman David S , born in this county in 1830. was supervisor in
18ril, '63 and '63, and one of committee for building
county house in 1864 ; wife Angeline Hall, of this county,
married in 1865; children four.
Thdrne John C, p o Millbrook, farmer, born in this county in
1824; wife Mary Buss, bom in this county in 1824, mar-
ried in 1840; children three- Charles H., Florence L.
B., Frank.
Thorne Edwin, p o Millbrook, 550 acres, born on present farm
iu 1826; wife Charlotte F. Pear-sall, of New York, mar-
ried in 1857; three sons— Thomas P., Chester, Oakleigh.
Jonathan 'Thorne, born in this county in 1801, and
Samuel Thorne, born in this county at an early day.
Tompkins William C, p o Dover Plains, farmer, 126 acres, born
in this county in 1820; wife Catharine Barnes, born in
this county in 1835, married in 1870. Moses Tompliins,
born in 1773, died in 1841; wife Magdalena Fryover,
born in this county in 1780, died in 186.1; children six.
Tompkins William H., p o Litt'e Rest, farmer, 375 acres, born
in Washington in 1830; wife Abigail Humphrey, bora
in this county in 18 .6. married in 1851; children three,
two living— Allen D., born in 1873, Jennie M., in 1878.
Thomas Tompkins, born in this county in 1780. died in
1861: wife Abigail Cutler, of Dover, horn ill 1790, mar-
ried in 18^; children two— Enoch and William H.
Tompkins George P., p o Millbrook, general merchant, born in
Stanford in 18:i9, was supervisor for three years from
1876; wife Phebe G Haight. married in 1^53. William
E. Smith, born in Pleasant Valley in 1839; wife Mary
H De Garmo, of tbiscounty,marriedin 1865; children
three. Messrs. Tompkins & Smith were the first men
to commence business in Millbruokai the time of the
completion of the railroad from Fishkill to Millerton
in 1870. They have been very successful, and to-day
are the most prominent merchants in town.
Tompkins Enoch, p o Lithgow, farmer, 276 acres, born in Wash-
ington in 1836. has held ofQce of assessor two' terms,
and others; first wife Miss L. Humphrey, of this
county, married in 1852; second wife Harriet Lyman,
of this county, married in 1865; children four.
Tripp Egbert J., p o Millbrook. proprietor of hotel, born in
Washington Nov. 12, 1844; wife Lannie L. Lloyd, of
North East, married in 1865; children three.
Vail Jacob, p o Washington Hollow, farmer, born Inthis county
in 1807; yrite, Mary L. Davis, born in this county in
18i8; married in 1875; one child,— Willard D. Joseph
Vail, born in this county in 1779; died in 1854.
Van Cott Oliver, p o Verbank, farmer. 188 acres born in Wash-
ington in 1833; wife, Elizabeth Hawxhurst, born in

Long Island ;n 1835; married in 1857; children two,

William E., born in 1858; George T,, born in 1860.
Stephen Van Cott, born in this county in 1788, died in
188B, farmer. John Van Cott, born in Long Island,
was one of ihe early settlers in this county, coming
in 1790. ^

Vanderburgh E. M., p o Lithgow, farmer, 330 acres, born in
Columbia county in 1820, settled in this county in
1845, has held the ofSce of superintendent of schools
two terms, and others; first wife, Hannah Sutherland,
of this county, married in 1844. died in 1853; children
three— Julia A., Amelia and Henry; second wife, Kate
Lockwood, of this county; married in 1871.
Welling J. M., p o Hibernia, farmer, 240 acres, born in this
county ia 1807, has held ofBoe of justice of peace and
others; wife, Susan Vail, of this county, married in
1830: children two,— William J, and Caroline C. Will-
iam Welling, born in this county in 1784, died April 21,
1863. His father, Thomas Welling, was born in 1762
died in 1835.



Wine Miss Marv G., p o Coffin Summit, farmer, 235 acres, born
in Dover in 1845; father, Thurston Wing, born in this
county Feb, 1, 1809, died in 1875; wife, Sarah A. Tripp
of this county, born in 1819, married in 1843, died Aug.
6, 1869; children six,— Charles A., born in 1M7; Thurs-
ton J., in 1818; EliasB., in 1851; John S., in 1857;George
born in 1853, (dead) and Mary T,



WAPPINGER.

Armstrong A. W., p o Wappingers Palls, hardware dealer, born
in Greene county December 14, 1886, settled in this
county in 1835, has been postmaster; wife Lucy A.
Rust, born in New York City, married in 1849; child-
ren two — Charles H. and Elizabeth R.
Akin R, W., p o New Hackensack.
Baxter William, p o Wappingers Falls, physician.
Blythe William, p o Wappingers Falls, sketcher in print works.
Bogle William, p o Wappingers Palls, real estate agent.
Brown Elias, p o Wappingers Falls proprietor of comb factory
born in Ireland, settled iu this county June 22, i84H,
has been supervisor, postmaster and president of vil-
lage; wife Esther Taylor of England, married in 1854;
children six.
Boeoher August, p o Poughkeepsie.

Brown W. J., p o Wappingers Falls, book-keeper, born in Wap-
pingers Falls January 10, 1843, has been treasurer of
village; wife Esther Warhurst of Philadelphia, mar-
ried January 4, 1871.
Brennan John J . p o Wappingers Falls, superintendent of
print works.

Cole Caleb M., p o Wappingers Falls, blacksmith, born in this
county in 1811; wife Harriet Colter, married in 1863;
children four, three living.

Collins Joshua, p o Wappingers Falls, retired,

Oongreve James M., p o Wappingers Falls.

Cottam M., p o Wappingers Falls, agent for print works, born
in England in 1820. settled in this county in 1818; wife
Harriet C. Hudson of Scotland, married in April, 1880.

Cruse Thomas E., physician, bdrn in Baltimore in 1849, settled
in this county in 187.5,

Cornell Isaac M., p o Wappingers Falls, physician, born in
Rensselaer county in 1851, settled in this county in
1853; wife Kittle E, Darland (deceased), married Octo-
ber 30, 1778.

Du Bois John C , p o Wappingers Palls, general merchant, born
in this county in 1858.

Halliwell, William, p o Wappingers Falls

Hargreaves Henry, p o Wappingers Falls, designer in print
works, born in England, settled in this county July
18. 18.i2, has been president of village; wife Eliza Bon-
ton, married October 30, 1S49; children eight.

Hignell C. W., p o Wappingers Fall ', clothier, oom in this
county i 1827, has been justice of tne peace and com-
missioner of Hiirhways; wife Mary Vantine, born in
this county, married in 1861; children two-Ulayand
Wilber.

Homan S H., p o Wappingers Falls, dealer in hardware.

Hopson F. E., p o New Hackensack. proprietor of store.

Howell & Coddington. p o Wappingers Falls.

Hunter John, p o Wappingers Falls.

McGregor George D , p o Wappingers Falls, marble cntter,
born in Kensselaer county in 1846, settled in this
county in 1848; wife Emma Osborn of Orange county,
married in 1870; children three— Charles, AlUe, and
Bertie. *

Mastin Joseph D., p o New Hackensack, blacksmith.

O'Dounell James, po Wappingers Palls, sketcher in printworks.

Peacock William M., p o Wappingers Falls.

Redfleld J. A., p o Wappingers Palls, undertaker, born In
Poughkeepsie MaroTi 29, 1846; wife Lizzie Sewell of
Eng.and married October 9, lg66; one child— Cora.

Reese W. Henry, p o Wappingers Falls, banker, born in Phila-
delphia March 9, 1836, settled in this county tn 1870;
wife Mary A. Willis, married January 6, 1864; children

i. four— Margaret N., Alice L., W. Willis, and Maria N.

Roe Sylvester Jr , p o Wappingers Falls.

Rowe W., p o New Hackensack.

Smith George, p o Wappingers Falls, assistant engineer in
print works.

Smith Henry T,, p o Wappingers Falls, engineer of machinery
room. '

Stoutenburgh William H. H., p o New Hackensack, farmer.

Schrader John L , p o Wappingers Falls, druggist, born i*
Hnghsonville August 28, 1852; wife Elmira L,iPeacock
of Wappinger's Falls, married January 18, 1878

Sweet Clayton E.. p o Wappingers Falls, prop, overalls factory.

Swezey Ed. G., p o Wappingers Falls.Jeweler.

Tinney Bernurd J., p o Wappingers Palls, lawyer, born in this
county August 12, 1857, has been village clerk; wife
Jenny Gregg of Poughkeepsie, married May 8, 1818;
one child— Mary Regina

Underbill Anthony, p o New Hackensack, physician.

Vanderbelt P B., p o New Hackensack, proprietor of hotel.

Van Dyne Edraond B., p o New Hackensack, farmer.

Van Wyck Edmund, p o Wappingers Falls, physjbian, born in
this county in 1860; wile Emma McGlenn of New York
City, married in 1876.

Ward Henry, p oNew Hackensack, clergyman.

Worsley J. F., p o Wappingers Falls, retired.

Young Louis, p o Wappingers Falls, retired.



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