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one of the respected and highly-esteemed citi-
zens of the community. His friends are
legion, and his genial courtesy is calculated to
win confidence, wfiich his sterling integrity
and unquestioned candor serve to maintain.
On October 3, 1876, Mr. Moul was mar-
ried to Miss Emma Saulpaugh, who was born
in Madalin, town of Red Hook, March 18,
1859, and two children grace their union:
Franklin W., born January 18, 1878; and
Louis, born February 6, 1879. Mrs. Moul
was educated in the schools of Madalin. Her
father, Louis Saulpaugh, is one of the well-to-
do farmers of that locality, and for two terms
served as supervisor for the town of Red
Hook. In his family were eight children,
namely: Philip, born August 27, 1851; Har-
mon, born September 3, 1852; Anna, who was
born May 3, 1854, and died August 24, follow-
ing; George, born November 30, 1855; Anna
and Emma, twins, born March 18, 1859;
F"ranklin, born July 12, 1862; and Sarah,
born January 8, 1870. Anna, the twin sister
of Mrs. Moul, died in infancy.



Douglass
Douglass



E\DWARD LEE CLARK, one of the most
'I prominent agriculturists of the town of

Northeast, Dutchess county, is a native of that
county, born July 26, 1861, on the old Lee
farm, the homestead of his mother's family,
about one mile below Northeast Centre. His
great-grandfather, Amos Clark, was a resident
of Plainfield, Conn.; his grandfather,
Clark, of Northeast; and his father,
Clark, Jr., born in 1832, is still living at
Northeast. He married Mary Lee, daughter
of Daniel Lee, a wealthy farmer, and lived at
the Lee homestead for thirty years, when he
sold it to his son Edward. He has always
been a stanch Republican, and he and his wife
are leading members of the Methodist Episco-
pal Church. They have had three children:
Elizabeth, who married Rev. W. R. Moore, of
Poughkeepsie; Edward Lee, our subject, and
Douglass, who died in childhood.

Mr. Clark was educated in his native place,
attending the select school taught by Miss Car-
rie Knickerbocker, and later the seminary at
Amenia, where he studied two years and a



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half, acquiring a good English education. At
sixteen he returned home, and in 1883 bought
the old homestead, consisting of ninety acres.
Three years later he purchased the Harry
Clark farm, near Millerton, containing 258
acres, and moved upon it. This is one of the
best farms in the town of Northeast, and for
the last nine years Mr. Clark has devoted it
chiefly to the dairy business, of which he has
made a great success. In 1892 he sold the
Lee farm to Sylvester Schook. Mr. Clark mar-
ried Miss Emma G. Case, daughter of George
Case, and a member of one of the oldest fam-
ilies of Pine Plains. They have five children:
Edna. Harry D., Hazel, George C. and Ed-
ward Lee, Jr.

In public affairs, Mr. Clark is active, en-
dorsing and assisting every progressive move-
ment, and although he is still a young man his
early success in business has given him a wider
influence than is often exercised by one of his
years. He has been a school trustee for seven
years. While giving but little attention to
strictly political work, he is a stanch supporter
of the principles of the Republican party.



HENRY S. MOREHOUSE, a representa-
tive farmer and leading citizen of Dutch-
ess county, was born at his present resi-
dence in the town of Amenia, October 27,
1 86 1. Upon this farm his grandfather, Will-
iam Morehouse, a native of New Preston,
Conn. , located at an early day, and there en-
gaged in farming. He married Julia Stone, by
whom he had four children: Julius S., Chaun-
cey W. and Orinda, all deceased; and Jane,
wife of B. R. Tenney, of Poughkeepsie, New
York.

Julius S. Morehouse, the father of our
subject, was also born on the old homestead,
in the eastern part of the town of Amenia, in
1814, and there his death occurred, June 26,
1885. Like most farmer boys, his early edu-
cation was received in the district schools, and
he later attended a select school at Sharon,
Conn. In connection with his father, he
erected a brick mill at Leedsville, which he
operated for ten years, and still owned at the
time of his death. At Redding, Conn., he
married Miss Elizabeth Dennison, who was
the daughter of James Dennison, and died
February 14, 1895. To them were born
seven children: Julia R., now the wife of C.
M. Prindle, of Sharon, Conn.; Albina, wife of



G. William Van Rensselaer, of New York
City; James, of Sharon, Conn.; Joseph J., of
Chapinville, Conn., who married Minnie Burch-
ard, of Danbury, Conn. ; Anna E. ; Henrj' Steb-
bins, of this review; and Lillias J., wife of E.
B. St. John, of Sharon, Conn. The father
spent the later years of his life engaged in
farming in the town of Amenia, and also dealt
some in railroad bonds, etc. He was an ear-
nest Christian gentleman, a member and found-
er of the P'piscopal Church at Sharon, Conn.,
while politically he was a lifelong Democrat.

The present residence of our subject was
erected by James Bogardus in 1781, and was
rebuilt by Julius S. Morehouse in 1871. There
Henry S. has spent his entire life. He at-
tended the common schools of Leedsville, was
later a student in the Amenia Seminary, and
completed his education at Brown's Business
College at Jersey City, N. J. In 1881 he be-
gan the management and cultivation of the
farm for his father, and continued to work it
on shares until his mother's death, when he
purchased the interests of the other heirs.

Mr. Morehouse was married January 17,
1893, at Northfield, Conn., the lady of his
choice being Miss Bertha L. Humphreville,
daughter of Garner and Martha A. (Tuttle)
Humphreville, and by their union they have
two children: Julius Stanley, born Novem-
ber 19, 1894; and Ethel M., born March 2,
1896. Fraternally, Mr. Morehouse is iden-
tified with Amenia Lodge No. 672, F. & A.
M., and the Grange at Amenia Union, of
which he has twice served as master. He is
also a member of the Episcopal Church of
Sharon, Conn. By the men of his county he
is ranked as a skilled farmer and a praise-
worthy citizen, and is creditably filling his
niche in advancing the welfare and prosperity
of the town of Amenia.



PHCENIX N. DEUEL, well known through-
out the town of Pine Plains and vicinity,

is one of the intelligent and capable business
men and representative farmers. He was born
April 23, J 830, in that township, upon the old
Deuel homestead, which he now owns. The
family is of French descent, and the first to
come to the New World located on Long
Island at an earlj' date. Later some of its
members came to Dutchess county, making
their home in the neighborhood of where our
subject now resides.



COMMEMORATIVE BIOORAPHICAL RECORD.



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Jonathan Deuel, his ^grandfather, was a na-
tive of Dutchess county, born in the town of
Stanford, and became one of the extensive
farmers, large land owners and leading men of
the community. By his marriage with Miss
Rachel Denton he had seven children, namely:
Samuel, Silas, Newton, Jay, Catherine, Rachel
and Mary.

Samuel Deuel, the father of our subject,
was born in the town of Stanford, Dutchess
county, where he was reared to agricultural
pursuits, and in starting out in life he began
farming upon the old Deuel homestead, one-
half mile from Bethel. He inherited a small
amount from his father, but he accumulated
most of his property through his own efforts,
being very successful in his business undertak-
ings, and was the owner of 400 acres of val-
uable land. As a business man he was keen
and shrewd, and was possessed of excellent
judgment. In early daj's he was personally
identified with public interests, prominent in
political circles, being an ardent Democrat,
and served as assessor and supervisor. He
was united in marriage with Catherine Bockee,
daughter of Jacob Bockee, of the town of Pine
Plains, and to them were born four children:
Jacob, who was a lawyer of Stockbridge, Wis.,
and died while serving in the Union army dur-
ing the Civil war; Mary, who is now deceased;
Phoenix N., subject of this review; and Silas,
who lives upon the old homestead.

After attending the district schools for a
time our subject entered the Norwich Academy
and Boarding School at Warren, Litchfield
Co., Conn., where he completed his literary
training at the age of twenty-one. He has
always been a great reader, and keeps well in-
formed on current events. After leaving the
school room he engaged in farming upon the
old homestead until 1870, when he purchased
the Gray farm, consisting of 120 acres. It has
now been merged into the homestead farm, so
that Mr. Deuel has now one of the finest places
in the township, comprising 400 acres. Be-
sides general farming, he also deals in hay and
straw, and in his undertakings has been re-
markably successful. He was married to Miss
Margaret Amelia Covey, daughter of Lyman
Covey, of St. Lawrence county, N. Y. , and
they have become the parents of four children:
Sara S. ; Samuel, married March 25, 1891, to
Nellie Dusenberre; Kathryn E., who is attend-
ing the Lyndon Hall; and Penelope, at home.
Politically Mr. Deuel is a Democrat, and



has taken quite an active part in local affairs.
He has served as supervisor and assessor of
his township, and as justice of the peace.
Educational matters always find in him an
earnest supporter, and since its beginning he
has served as one of the trustees of Seymour
Smith Academy. Conscientious, earnest Chris-
tians, he and his wife are faithful members
of the Presbyterian Church of Pine Plains, in
which Mr. Deuel is serving as president of the
board of trustees.



BRAM A. DENTON, a prominent dairy-
man and agriculturist residing near South
Dover, Dutchess county, was born in the town
of Dover, December 8, 1838.

Mr. Denton's ancestors settled in Dutchess
county in the latter part of the eighteenth cen-
tury, and his father, Abraham H. Denton, was
born in the town of Beekman in 1798. He
received a good education for that day, and
taught schools successfully for some years pre-
vious to his marriage. Politically, he was a
Democrat, but he never sought or held official
position. His wife was Miss Betsey Allen,
born in 1797, the daughter of Charles and
Martha Allen, well-to-do residents of the town
of Pawling, who assisted the young couple to
obtain a farm of their own in that locality. In
1830 this property was exchanged for one in
South Dover, belonging to an uncle, Sanford
Hoag. Here they made their home through-
out the later years. Our subject was the
youngest of seven children: (i) Jeremiah was
born in 1826, at Pawling, and is now a resi-
dent of that town. He married Louisa Ferris,
and has two sons — Charles, who married Car-
rie Wooden, and Frank, who married Grace
Sheldon. (2) Martha, born in 1829, died in
infancy. (3) Charles, born 1831, first married
Emeline Aiken, and, second, Mrs. Elizabeth
McMahon. (4) Maria, 1833, married Theron
M. Green, and had three sons — Merrick, Sew-
ard, and Abraham (who died in infancy). (5)
Mahala, 1835, married W. J. Buckingham.
(6) Martha (2), 1S37, married Hiram S. Sher-
man, and has six children — Adelle, Eli,
Charles, Jerry, Bessie and Allen.

Mr. Denton was educated in the common
schools of his native town, and in early man-
hood engaged in farming. He found a part-
ner for life's joys and sorrows in Miss Anna A.
Preston, daughter of Myron and Sarah Pres-
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They gave to their .daughter a farm of 200
acres, upon which the young couple made their
home. They now have about 258 acres in
use as a dairy farm besides a large amount of
woodland. Their only child, Ida P. Denton,
born in 1864, married Elihu Hoag, of Dover,
and have had four children: Gertrude, born
February 23, 1S87; Edith, February 24, 1889;
Ida, August 17, 1892, and Annie, June 13, 1895.



TpRANK DOUGLASS BROWN, a young,
^ enterprising and successful agriculturist of
the town of Northeast, Dutchess county, was
born September 14, 1867, upon the old family
homestead near Millerton, where he now re-
sides. His ancestors were early settlers of that
locality, his grandfather, Samuel Brown, hav-
ing been the owner of the same farm. Noah
Brown, the great-grandfather, married Lois
Mills, September 20, 1783, but the history of
the family cannot be traced further back.

Douglass Brown, our subject's father, was
born near Millerton, July 3, 1822, and followed
farming during the greater part of his life, hav-
ing bought of his father 248 acres of land. He
was also engaged in speculating in stock, and
by the time of his death had accunmlated a fair
fortune. He had fine mental ability, and was
a well-read man, domestic in his tastes, and
highly esteemed in the communit\'. In politics
he adhered to the Republican party, and he
was a prominent member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, of Millerton. His wife was
Sarah Holmes, daughter of Reuben Holmes, a
leading citizen of Winchell Mountain (now Mt.
Pleasant), and they had three children, of whom
our subject is the youngest. Martha, born
April 19, 1855, married C. F. Hawley, of Mil-
lerton; Birdella H., born March 2, 1863, is
now the wife of Olin E. Gibbs, of Ore Hill,
Connecticut.

Our subject received a good academic edu-
cation, attending first the district schools of his
neighborhood, and later the Millerton High
School, afterward spending two years atWil-
braham, Mass., and one at Lakeville, Conn.
At the age of seventeen he left school, and has
since been engaged in the management of the
estate, and conducting an ice business which
he established, and in which he has an exten-
sive trade in Millerton and surrounding vil-
lages. On -March 5. 1S90, he married Miss
Fannie A. Neville, daughter of William and
Julia (\'osburgh) Neville, well-known residents



of Boston Corners, and they have four chil-
dren: Howard D., born December 21, 1890;
Mabel C, born May 7, 1892; Marguerite L.,
born March 19, 1894; and Lois Mills, born
November 13, 1895. The mother of these
was born September 16, 1867, in Columbia
county, N. Y. , receiving her education at Bos-
ton Corners, and for a time was a teacher in
Dutchess county. Her father and mother are
still living. Her grandfather, Chauncey Vos-
burgh, who was .also a native of Columbia
county, born about 1800, married Miss Fannie
Bissell, a native of Winchell Mountain, born
about 1790, and they had three children:
George E., Julia F. and Carrie L., all yet
living.

Politically our subject is a Republican, and
takes a keen interest in local politics; but he is
not an office seeker, and has withdrawn his
name several times when his nomination has
been urged. In all questions of local improve-
ment he has shown much public spirit, being
always on the side of progress. Like all the
members of his family he attends the Method-
ist Church, and is a generous supporter of its
varied activities.



NATHAN CASE SACKETT. While "the
race is not always to the swift, nor the
battle to the strong," the invariable law of
destiny accords to tireless energy, industry and
ability a successful career. The truth of this
assertion is abundantl\- verified in the life of
our subject, who is one of the prosperous
farmers of the town of Stanford, Dutchess
county.

His birth took place January 5, 1835, in
that town, where the family had long resided.
There his grandfather, Samuel Sackett, car-
ried on farming, and reared to maturity a
famil}' of nine children, namely: Orville,
Aaron, Clara, Ann, Jeannette, Samuel H.,
Harry, Lucinda and Polly. He was a Baptist
in religious views, and in politics was identi-
fied with the Democratic party.

Samuel H. Sackett, the father of our sub-
ject, was also a native of the town of Stanford,
where he was reared and educated, and on at-
taining manhood married Amy Case, daughter
of Nathan Case, of the town of Milan, Dutch-
ess county. Seven children blessed this union:
Nathan C. ; Jane, deceased wife of L. Fraden-
burg; Sarah, wife of Sanford Adams, of the
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in infancy; Marj' D., wife of Samuel Wheeler,
deceased; and Johanna, wife of Cortland Rob-
inson, of Hyde Park, Dutchess county. The
father continued to follow farming in the town
of Stanford until his death, in 1880, and his
wife, who preceded him to the other world,
died in 1875. They were members of the
Baptist Church, and he was an earnest sup-
porter of the Democratic party.

Like most farmer lads, Nathan C. Sackett
spent the days of his childhood and youth at-
tending the district schools and assisting in the
labors of the farm, and remained under the pa-
rental roof until twenty-six years of age. He
was then married to Miss Deborah Ann Morey,
daughter of Isaac Morey, and sister of L. L.
Morey.

Mr. Sackett operated a farm in the eastern
part of the town for a year, and the year pre-
vious he had resided in the western part of the
same town. He was then for twenty-one
years with Gilbert Cooper, and on leaving that
gentleman came to his present farm of 200
acres of rich and arable land, where he has
now made his home for fifteen years. Essen-
tially he is a self-made man, his entire posses-
sions being the result of his own unaided
efforts. Politically, he is a stanch Democrat;
religiously, he and his wife are consistent mem-
bers of the Methodist Episcopal Church; so-
cially, he holds membership with the Grange.



WILLIAM E. TRAVER, a prominent
agriculturist in the town of Rhinebeck,

Dutchess county, was born September 7, 1842,
upon the farm which he now owns.

His ancestors have been farmers in that
town for several generations, his grandfather,
John P. Traver, being a native and lifelong
resident. John H. Traver, our subject's
father, was born there in 18 18, and grew to
manhood at the old homestead. In politics he
was a Republican, but took no active share in
party work. He married Mary Pultz, who was
also born at the old homestead, and was the
only child of the late Frederick I. Pultz, a
well-known citizen of Rhinebeck. After their
marriage, our subject's parents continued to
reside on the old farm, where they died, the
father on February 14, 1891, and the mother
on May 13, of the same year. Of their two
children, the eldest, Jane E. , married John F.
Cookingham, a farmer of Rhinebeck, and died
in March, 1886.



William E. Traver, our subject, has always
lived at the homestead. He was married
January 6, 1875, to Isie Traver, born May 19,
1 85 1, in the town of Clinton, where her grand-
father, Jacob D. Traver, was a leading farmer.
Her father, Morgan L. Traver, was born there
October 19, 1813, and still lives at the same
place; he was a farmer, merchant and school-
teacher, and married Phcebe S. Schultz, who
was born in the same town in April, 18 12, a
daughter of Jacob Schultz. Mrs. William. E.
Traver received her education in the well-
known De Garmo Institute of Rhinebeck. Our
subject and his wife contribute to the support
of the Lutheran Church, and are always ready
to promote any worthy cause. They have one
son — Clarence, born May 2, 1876, who was
graduated from the military school at Clave-
rack, Columbia Co., New York, in June, 1896;
he is an accomplished musician on both cornet
and drum.

Mr. Traver is one of the most intelligent
and progressive farmers in his vicinity, and his
116 acres, which he devotes to general farm-
ing, give proof of the wisdom of his manage-
ment. In politics he is a Republican, and his
influence in local affairs is always given on the
side of improvement.



^ILLIAM E. DALRYMPLE. Among
V^ the young men of Dutchess county
who have selected agriculture as their vocation
in life, and judging from their present indica-
tions are bound to succeed in their chosen call-
ing, is the subject of this personal review, who
is a resident of the town of Stanford, his farm
being pleasantly located near Bangall.

Mr. Dalrymple first opened his eyes to the
light of day March 21, 1861, at the home of
his parents at Lake Mohonk, Ulster Co., N. Y.
For a number of years his father, John Dal-
rymple, engaged in general farming near New
Paltz, Ulster county, and later located on a
fruit farm near Highland, N. Y. However, he
is now living at Wappingers Falls, Dutchess
county, where he is running the engine for the
Episcopal Church. In politics he casts his
votes for the candidates of the Democratic
party, and religiously is a faithful member of
the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was
united in marriage with Sarah M. Lee, a na-
tive of East Fishkill, Dutchess county, and to
them were born six children: William E. , of
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deceased; Clarence; Myrtle, deceased; and
Reginald.

The education of our subject was such as
the schools of New Paltz and Highland af-
forded, but his privileges in this direction were
very meagre, as at the age of twelve years he
started out in life for himself, being hrst em-
ployed on a farm in Orange county, N. Y. ,
and later at East Fishkill, Dutchess Co. For
several years he worked in this way, but a few
years after his marriage removed to his pres-
ent farm, and, although still young, he is one of
the representative men of the town of Stan-
ford, occupying a high place in the estimation
of his fellow citizens.

In 1880 Mr. Dalrymple was married to
Miss Frances C. Jayco.x, daughter of Jere-
miah Jaycox, and to them was born a son,
George A., who died in infancy. Our subject
is strong in his faith in the principles of the
Republican party, and never falters in his al-
legiance to that organization, but, although
interested in a great degree in all local cam-
paigns, has no desires for the troubles, respon-
sibilities and disquieting influences of political
life.



HIR.-\M T. BEECHER, one of the most
genial and whole-souled men of Dutchess

county, is engaged in general farming in the
town of Pleasant Valley, and also devotes a
great deal of attention to the work of the min-
istry. He belongs to a family that is of Eng-
lish descent, was born at Northampton, then
a part of Montgomery {now Fulton) county,
N. Y., September 27, 1822, and is a son of
Leman Beecher, whose birth occurred in
Sharon, Conn., February 12, 1793; his grand-
father, Abraham Beecher, was also a native of
Litchfield county, Connecticut.

After his marriage with Lydia Day Fuller,
Abraham Beecher located upon a farm in his
native State, where he reared his family of
nine children, of whom Leman was the eldest.
He was followed by Abraham and Truman,
both agriculturists of Illinois; Chauncey, a
farmer of Northampton, N. Y., where his death
occurred; Jesse, a farmer of Kansas; Lydia,
wife of John Sprague, who carries on a farm
in Northampton, N. Y. ; Desire, wife of James
Robinson, afarmerof Northampton; Laura, wife
of Dr. Marvin, of Northampton, who served as
a surgeon during the Civil war; and Elizabeth,
wife of Godfrey Shew, a farmer of Jefferson



county, N. Y. The parents of this family
were Presbyterians in religious belief, and the
father all his life followed agricultural pursuits.

The childhood and youth of Leman Bee-
cher were passed under the parental roof, and
on reaching man's estate he married Katherine
Shew, who was born in Northampton, N. Y.,
May 4, 1794, and was a daughter of Jacob
and Hannah Shew, the former a farmer, born
April 15, 1763, of Holland e.xtraction. After
their marriage the parents removed to a farm
near Northampton, where three of their chil-
dren were born, but the family circle was in-
creased by the birth of si.x others after their
removal to a farm in Kent, Conn. They were
as follows: Catherine, born September 26,
1820, first became the wife of Jesse Fuller, a
farmer, of Kent, Conn., later wedded S. Slade,
a farmer and real-estate and insurance agent,
and now makes her home in Albany, N. Y. ;
Hiram T. is next in order of birth; James F. ,
born August 30, 1824, is a farmer of North-
ampton, Fulton Co., N. Y. ; Leman, born De-
cember 23, 1826, was a merchant, and died
August 24, 1863; Hannah E., born April 5,
1829, is the wife of David B. Giddings, a
farmer of Connecticut; Lydia D., born March
9, 1832, married John G. Fenn, an agricult-
urist of the town of Washington. Litchfield
Co., Conn.; Abraham P., born January 16,
1834, is a photographer, of Wilmington, Del.;
Emily D., born July 23, 1S36, is the wife of
Henry J. Ufford, a saddle maker of Newark,
N. J.; and Jacob S., born February 13, 1839,



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