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Anna, born February 19, 1859. married De-
Witt Bergen September 16, 1885; Louise,
March 25, 1S61, married the Rev. Joseph
Paige Davis, who is deceased; Elias, April 19,
1867; John E., July 27, 1870. Mr. and Mrs.
Mulford had one child, Hattie, who married
John Hackett. She was born October 25, 1859.

Henry Van Benschoten spent his boyhood
days on the old homestead, and attended the
district schools. He has held the offices of
town clerk, assessor and supervisor, elected
on the Democratic ticket. He was appointed
by the I^egislature town auditor in i860.

GEORGE C. PAYNE, a valiant member of
the Union army during the Civil war, is
now one of the prominent and representative
business men of the town of Stanford, where
he is successfully engaged as a wholesale and
retail butcher. He was born in that township
January 7, 1841.

The birth of his father, Samuel Payne, oc-



curred July 8, 1799, and in Putnam county,
N. Y., on September 18, 1822, he married
Miss Ann Hager, who was of German ances-
try. She was born May 4, 1803, and died
May 5, 1879. Seven children were born of
this union: (i) Rachel O., born September 10,
1824, became the wife of David L. Thompson.
(2) Anthony H., born December 28, 1826,
makes his home in Brooklyn, N. Y. (3) War-
ren C, born May 31, 1829, resides at Bangall,
Dutchess county. (4) John H., born Decem-
ber 19, 1831, enlisted in Company B, 128th
Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, Au-
gust 20, 1862, and was discharged November
19, 1864, at Albany, N. Y., on account of dis-
ability. He is at present living at Stanford-
ville, Dutchess county. (5) Grra S. , born
August 30, 1836, became a member of Com-
pany A, 20th New York State Militia, October
22, i86i,and was discharged March 20, 1863,
on account of wounds received at the battle of
Chantilly. (6) Jehiel P., born August 30,
1836, died August 17, 1848. (7) George C. ,
subject of this review, completes the family.
For several years after his marriage the father
remained in Putnam county, N. Y., but later
became a resident of Stanford town, Dutchess
county, where he engaged in farming until his
death, which occurred November 24, 1865.
Politically he was a Democrat, and religiously
was a consistent member of the Baptist Church
at Bangall.

The education of our subject was obtained
in the schools of Stissing, and, after completing
his education, he was employed as a farm hand
for three seasons. While thus engaged the
storm of war broke over our beloved country,
and in response to the call for men he enlisted
August 20, 1862, in Company B, 128th Regi-
ment, New York Volunteers, and served until
the South laid down its arms. He participated
in the Red River expedition, the siege of Port
Hudson, the expedition up the Pearl river,
and the campaign in the Shenandoah Valley.
He was mustered out at Albany, N. Y., July
27, 1865. For some time after his discharge
he was in poor health, having become ill while
in Savannah, Georgia.

After his return home Mr. Payne engaged
in farming for a time, and then opened a gen-
eral store at Bangall, which he conducted for
a year, after which he clerked a year for C. H.
Humphrey, at that place. He then removed
to the town of Washington, Dutchess county,
where for three years he carried on agricultural

pursuits, after which he returned to Stanford
town, and for the past twenty years has been
engaged in the meat business.

Mr. Payne was married October 20, 1869,
to Miss Emeline C. Mosher, who was born at
East Chatham, Columbia Co., N. Y., January
12, 1850. Her father, David Mosher, was a
native of Saratoga county, N. Y. , where his
father, Benjamin Mosher, was also born. The
latter married Jane Bloom, and they became
the parents of seven children: Joseph, David,
Jane, Mary, Rennselaer, Amy and Esther.
The father of this family spent his entire life
in farming in Saratoga county. There his son
David was educated in the common schools,
and on reaching his manhood he was united in
marriage with Miss Alice Mosher, by whom he
had two children: Edwin B., who became a
member of the 21st New York Cavalry during
the Civil war, and was shot by a guerilla; and
Emeline C, the wife of our subject. Her
maternal grandfather, William Mosher, was
born March 5, 1786, and wedded Martha A.
Mosher, by whom he had ten children. His
father, Barnabas Mosher, was born September
2, 1758, and married Ruth Mosher, who was
born July 13, 1757. In their family were
eight children.

To Mr. and Mrs. Payne were born five
children: Edward Van Rensselaer, born on
March 24, 1872, is now a civil engineer, lo-
cated at Lockport, N. Y.; Alice Gertrude,
born September 28, 1874; William Mosher,
born February 22, 1882, died April 9, 1885;
Rose Cleveland, born February 8, 1886, died
February 18, 1895; and Albert Henry, born
September 19, 1887, completes the family.

As a Democrat Mr. Payne takes great in-
terest in political questions, and has served as
collector of Stanford town. In religious be-
lief he is a Baptist, holding membership with
the Church of that denomination at Bangall,
and socially is identified with Warren Lodge
No. 32, F. & A. M., at Schultzville, N. Y.
As a soldier he displayed bravery, sagacity and
true patriotism; as a business man his actions
have been above reproach or criticism, and as a
citizen he is an illustration of a high type of
American manhood. In social circles he
and his wife occupy a prominent position.
She is an earnest worker in the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union, and for four
years has been recording secretary for the
Dutchess County Woman's Christian Temper-
ance Union.



CHARLES W. HOAG (deceased) was one
of the most genial and whole-souled men
of Dutchess county, vvhere was spent his long
and useful career. The genealogy of the fam-
ily can be traced to John Hoag, who was born
in 1643 and died in 1728. On April 21, 1669,
John Hoag married E. Emery, by whom he
had the following children: John, born Feb-
ruary 28, 1670; Jonathan, born October 28,
1671; Joseph, born January 10, 1677; Ben-
jamin; Hannah, born January 3, 1683; Judith,
born April 20. 1687; and Mary.

For his first wife Benjamin Hoag wedded
Sarah Morris, and they became the parents of
six children: Mary, born April 5, 1704; John,
born September 3, 1706; Jonathan, born in
December, 1708; Sarah, born May 3, 171 1;
Benjamin, born November 15, 17 14; and
Judah, born April 29, 17 16. By his second
wife, who bore the maiden name of Esther
Sneatt, he had ten children, whose names and
years of birth are as follows: Patience, 1719;
Daniel, 1720; Moses, 1721; Elizabeth, 1723;
Anna, 1724; Mary, 1728; Isaiah, 1730; Aben-
ezer, 1 73 1 ; Theodore, 1732; and Esther, 1734.

John Hoag, the second child of the first
union, was joined in wedlock with Mary Hoag,
who was born January 9, 1706, and they had
six children: Elijah; Enoch, born in 1731;
John, born May 10, 1734; Abner, born in
1736; Mary; Paul, born in 1741. For his sec-
ond wife John Hoag married Patience Rogers,
and to them were born four children: Isaiah,
in 1754; Rachel, in 1756; Jeremiah, in 1759;
and Nathaniel, in 1765.

The next in direct line was John Hoag, a
resident of the town of Washington, Dutchess
county. He was united in marriage with
Mercy Tripp, who was born March 16, 1738,
and they became the parents of eight children,
whose names and dates of birth areas follows:
Abel, December 12, 1761; Philip, December
6, 1764; Lucy, March 17, 1767; Amy, June 2,
1769; Charles, December 25, 1771; Ruth,
April 22, 1775; Tripp, March 6, 1778; and
Mary, May 25, 1782.

The fifth child of that union, Charles
Hoag, was the grandfather of our subject, and
died January 23, 1840. On November 21, 1793,
he married Betsy Denton, who was born April
5, 1772, and died August 30, 1852. Their
family included nine children, as follows:
Anna, born October 2, 1794; John T. , Sep-
tember 27, 1796; James D. , February 14,
1799; Henry C, May 3, 1801; Phoebe, Au-

gust 13, 1805; Ezra B., December 11, 1807;
Benjamin, October 23, 1810; Deborah, Octo-
ber 18, 1812; and Mary, February 25, 1815.

The father of our subject, John T. Hoag,
spent his boyhood days at Pine Plains, Dutch-
ess county; on November 30, 1825, he was
united in marriage with Mary C. Bedell, born
July 20, 1800. By this union they had two
children: Charles W. , born October 7, 1826;
and Mary B., born June 10, 1835. For some
time the father engaged in farming in Colum-
bia county, N. Y., and on his return to Dutch-
ess county first located in Clinton town, but
later removed to the old homestead in Pine
Plains town, which he operated up to his death.
May 8, 1849. He was reared in the faith of
the Society of Friends, and was highly re-
spected and honored. His wife departed this
life on July 14. 1858.

Charles \V. Hoag passed his early life in
the usual manner of farmer boys, in the town
of Pine Plains, and secured a good education
at the Nine Partners Boarding School, in the
town of Washington, Dutchess county. He
assisted his father in the labors of the home
farm until he was married, June 10, 1857, to
Laura Bryan, whose birth occurred April 21,
1831. They became the parents of five chil-
dren: Ward B., now a physician of New
York City; he was born July 3, 1859, and
married L. Lilian Sills, of New York City,
May 9, 1895; John E., born November 2,
1861 ; Mary E., who was born November 25,
1863, and December 9, 1891. wedded William
H. Ulrich, of Greenfield, Mass. ; Anna Ger-
trude, born July 6, 1868; and Charles Will-
iam, born February 14, 1870.

For two years after his marriage Mr. Hoag
remained in the town of Pine Plains, and the
following eight years were passed near Miller-
ton. Dutchess county. In April, 1869, he re-
moved to the town of Stanford, where he
erected the large house at the upper end of
Upton Lake, now known as the " Upton Lake
House." and there continued to live until his
death, which occurred March 4, 1893. He
was classed by his fellow citizens as one of the
public-spirited and representative men of the
county, and merited and received the warmest
confidence and esteem of the entire com-

The family of Mrs. Hoag has also long
been identified with the history of Dutchess
county, her great-grandparents, Ezra and
Sarah Bryan, being residents of the town of




Northeast. Their son, Amos Bryan, who also
lived in that township, married Betsey Finch,
and to them were born nine children, of whom
WardW. , the father of Mrs. Hoag, was the
eldest. His entire life was passed upon the
old homestead farm in the town of Northeast.
On December 12, 1829, he was united in mar-
riage with Elizabeth Wanzer, and they became
the parents of eleven children, whose names
and dates of birth are as follows: Laura, April
21, 1831; Calvin, January 6, 1833; Elihu (de-
ceased), July 26, 1835; Amos (deceased), Oc-
tober 9, 1836; James, March 25, 1839; Sarah
(deceased), November 25, 1840; Jane, Febru-
ary 25, 1843; Ezra, December 16, 1844;
Phcebe, February 5, 1847; Reuben, June 20,
1849; and Coralie (deceased), February 9,
1853. The father, who was a faithful mem-
ber of the Friends Church, died December
14, 1863; his wife survived him till July 27,

E\DWARD BARMORE, of the town of La-

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