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Clinton, Dutchess county, June 6, 1854, and
whose education was obtained in Broome
county, N. Y. They have an interesting fam-
ily of three children: Enoch J., born Janu-
ary 19, 1880; Estella, born June 28, 1883,
and Minnie A., born August 21, 1892.

The paternal great-grandfather of Mrs. Lee
spent his entire life in Columbia county, N. Y.,
and reared his six children, namely: Hugh;
Mary; Margaret; John; Thomas, who married
Jane Allen; and William, who married Abigail.
Hugh Jones, the eldest of the children, and
the grandfather of Mrs. Lee, was a native of
Columbia county, and throughout kfe followed
the occupation of farming. He was united in
marriage with Miss Matilda Burrows, a daugh-
ter of Benjamin Burrows, and to them were
born children as follows:

(i) Sarah M. Jones was born in Columbia
county in 1829, but was educated in Dutchess
county, where her parents had removed when
she was quite young. She became the wife of



George Morey, a native of the town of Clin-
ton, Dutchess county. However, most of his
life was devoted to farming in Washington
town. He was the son of Joseph Morey, who
was born and reared in the town of Clinton,
and was also a farmer by occupation. By his
marriage with Miss Mary Winslow, Joseph
Morey had six children: Benjamin, who mar-
ried Jane Burhans; Edmond, who died when
young; George; Jane A. ; Margaret; and Eliz-
abeth. The eldest daughter, Jane A., mar-
ried Robert Buck, and they have two children:
Elizabeth, who married Godfrey Wolven, and
they have two children: Lottie, wife of Paul
Burger, and Annie; and George, the only son
of Mrs. Jane Buck. Three children were born
to George and Sarah M. (Jones) Morey, as fol-
lows: (a) Robert, who was born and educated in
Washington town, and during his youth learned
the blacksmith trade, at which he has since
worked. For his first wife he married Delia
Bishop, and they had one child, Georgiana,
who wedded Amos Thorn, a carpenter, and to
them has been born a son, Harry After the
death of his first wife, Robert Morey was joined
in wedlock with Minnie Clement, and they
have two children: Oakley and AUerton. (b)
Egbert Morey was also born, reared and edu-
cated in Washington town, and follows the
pursuit of blacksmithing. He married Ella
Travis, and they have one son, Chester, (c)
Annie Morey, the only daughter, died at the
age of eight years. The family are widely and
favorably known throughout the community
where they make their homes, and have the re-
gard of all who know them.

(2) Darius was a native of Columbia county,
N. Y., and a carpenter by trade. He married
Miss Jane Gallagher, and had four chddren:
Ida; Charles; Mrs. Viola Horn; and Elry.

(3) Michael Jones is the father of Mrs.. Lee.
He was born in Columbia county, but acquired
his education in the common schools of Dutch-
ess county, and throughout life has been em-
ployed at the mason's trade. He wedded Miss
Adaline Gildersleeve, daughter of Alfred Gilder-
sleeve, a farmer of the town of Pleasant Val-
ley, Dutchess county, and they became the
parents of the following children: Lemuel, a
machinist of Oneonta, N. Y., who is married
and has three children, Lillie, Dora and Effie;
Carrie, the wife of our subject; Emma, wife
of Augustus West (an employe on the Albany
& Susquehanna railroad), by whom she has
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Paul; John; Laura; Harry; and one who died
at the age of two years.

(4) David Jones, a native of Columbia
county, carried on farming. He married Het-
tie Davis, and in their family were five chil-
dren: Annie, who married Irving Jones; Mary,
who wedded Byron Robinson; Dora; Alfrette,
who married Wilham Robinson; and Alice,
who became the wife of Arthur Haight.

(5J Diana Jones married Cornelius Morris,
and had two children: William, who married
Annie Shaw; and Annie, who married William
Martin. (6) Elizabeth married Walter Stew-
art, and had three children: Mrs. Mary Hop-
kins; Harry; and Zadie. (7) Lydia married
Orlando Monroe, and had three children:
Frank O.; Elizabeth, who married Hiram
Tripp; and Clark, who married a Miss Hor-
ton. (8) Josiah Jones, an agriculturist, mar-
ried Elizabeth Horn, and has one son, Will-
iam. (9) Mary Jones wedded William Cham-
berlain, and had two children: Willis and
Hugh. (10) Alonzo Jones died when young.
(11) Louisa Jones married Henry Briggs, by
whom she had one child, Orlando. (12)
Rodger T. Jones, the youngest of the family,
married Diana Davis, and they have two chil-
dren: Judson and Eva.



GEORGE INNIS, a son of Aaron Innis,
mention of whom is made in the sketch
of a son, Aaron, elsewhere in this volume,
where will also be found the ancestral history
of the family, is a representative manufacturer
of Dutchess county, born in Poughkeepsie,
where his early life was spent and where he
received his education.

In 1842 our subject became associated
with Gifford & Sherman in the dye-wood
business, in which he has continued ever since.
That year the style of the firm became Gifford,
Sherman & Innis, and so continued until the
death of Mr. Sherman in 1858; the firm name
stood as formerly until 1884, when it was Innis
& Co. Our subject has been one of the lead-
ers in all matters relating to public improve-
ment, and among other projects he contributed
a large sum of money for the construction of
the Poughkeepsie & Eastern R. R., which he
was instrumental in getting through Pough-
keepsie. Mr. Innis was elected president of
the old village of Poughkeepsie in the " 5©'s,"
was mayor of the city for three terms of two
years each, during the Civil war, and has held



the office of village trustee and supervisor.
He has always been a stanch Repuljlican in
politics, and was a Presidential elector at the
first election of General Grant. Religiously
he is a member of the First Reformed Church,
to which he is a liberal contributor. In 1855
he was married in New Paltz, Ulster county,
to Anna Bevier, daughter of Levi Hasbrouck,
and two children were born to them: (i)
Martha, who married William H. Young, a
lawyer in New York City, living on Prof. S. F.
B. Morse's place; they have two children —
Annette Innis, and Innis. (2) Hasbrouck, of
the firm of Innis & Co. Our subject is a com-
petent business man, social in nature and well-
liked by everyone.



JOHN McGLASSON, the able superintend-
ent of the Poughkeepsie (Dutchess county)

Rural Cemetery, has made that place one
of the most admirably managed burial grounds
to be found along the Hudson river, his suc-
cess fully justifying the confidence reposed in
him by the officers of the association.

The ancient home of his family was in
Dumfriesshire, Scotland. His grandfather Mc-
Glasson was a native of that locality, and fol-
lowed the business of quarrying, in which he
lost his life. He and his wife, Elizabeth Elliott,
had three children: Robert, our subject's fa-
ther; Jane, who married Jacob Read, of An-
nan, and Jessie, who married Mr. Wilkinson.

Robert McGlasson was born in July, 18 18,
and was a mere boy when his father's death
occurred. He became a miller by occupation,
and in 1848 came to the United States, lo-
cating first in Stanford, Conn., where he was
foreman of the spice mills for some time.
Later he moved to the town of Lewisboro,
Westchester Co. , N. Y. , and spent six or seven
years conducting a flourmill, but about 1857
he disposed of this business and removed to
Dover, Dutchess county, where he ran the
Hancut Mills on shares for many years. With
the exception of two or three years at Little
Rest, the remainder of his life was passed there.
Possessing good natural abilities, he was suc-
cessful in business, and was regarded as one of
the substantial citizens of the town. He was
a Presbyterian in religion, and in politics was
a Democrat, voting for Pierce, but later was a
Republican, though liberal in his views. His
wife was Mary Irving, daughter of John and



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Jeannette (Thompson) Irving, and they had
six children, viz.: Jeannette T., who married
S. B. Shaw, a farmer of Fairfax Court House,
Va. ; John, our subject; Thomas Irving, now
the owner of an undertaking establishment
and paint shop in Matteawan; Elizabeth Elliott,
the wife of Robert J. Shadbolt, a lawyer of
lirooklyn, N. Y. ; Robert A., a railway con-
ductor, residing in Harlem; and Minerva I.,
the wife of Samuel R. Hanna.

John McGlasson was born September i,
1843, at the old home. The family settled in
Dutchess county during his boyhood, and his
education was obtained mainly in the district
schools of Dover Plains before the age of fif-
teen years, although after he was twenty-one
he attended night school in New York City,
at Cooper Union and in the grammar schools.
While his early advantages were not as liberal
as might have been desired, he has done much
to offset this by reading and private study, and
is well-posted upon current topics. At the
age of fourteen he left home and spent two
years working for the father of W. T.
Ketchani, and two summers with the father of
George W. Perry. He began to learn the
marble-cutter's trade, when he was seventeen,
serving an apprenticeship of four years with
Charles Smith, and then worked for him two
and a half years longer. He went to New
York and remained seven years, and in 1870,
he established a marble yard at Pawling, and
continued it until 1882, when he went to
Poughkeepsie as foreman for Richard Gra-
ham. He worked seven years for him, and
one year for Mrs. Graham. In December,
1889, he was appointed to his present respon-
sible position, being one of twenty-eight appli-
cants. He is now one of the leading workers
in his line, and his management of the
grounds with the force of from twenty to
twenty-four men is beyond criticism.

He was married to Miss OUivia Hurd,
daughter of William and Laura Hurd, of
Pawling. Her father was formerly a well-
known merchant at Hurd's Corners. P"our
children were born of this union : Minnie
Reed, Maud Campbell, Mable Irving and Will-
iam T., all of whom are at home.

Mr. McGlasson sympathizes with the Dem-
ocratic party in national issues, but is inclined
to be independent in local politics. He at-
tends the M. E. Church and contributes to its
support, and to the advancement of other
worthy causes, and he is a member of Triune



Lodge, F. & A. M., Poughkeepsie Chapter
No. 173, Poughkeepsie Commandery No. 43
and to the Royal Arcanum.



JOHN LYKE is now retired from the active
labors of life, and occupies a comfortable
home in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess county.
He is a native of the vicinity of Johnstown, Co-
lumbia Co., N. Y. , where his father, George
Lyke, was born. There the latter spent his
boyhood days, and on reaching maturity was
united in marriage with Anna Scofield, by
whom he had two children, Margaret and
John, but the sister and parents of our subject
are all now deceased. The father was a farmer
of Columbia county, and was the son of John
Lyke, who was of German ancestry, and one
of the first settlers of that county where he
carried on agricultural pursuits.

Our subject spent his early years near
Johnstown, N. Y., in the usual manner of
farmer lads, until fourteen, when he went to
Copake and completed his education. From
the age of twelve years until he reached his
majority he worked as a farm hand, but at
that time entered a store at Ancram, where he
clerked for a year and a half. He next se-
cured a position in a store at Sheffield, N. Y.,
and later was employed in a hotel at New
York City. He then began the show business
with G. F. Bailey & Co., and afterward was
with Van Ambergh & Co. for sixteen years,
during which time he purchased an interest in
the firm. On selling out he traveled for a few
years with the London Show, and has visited
nearly every town of any size east of the Mis-
sissippi river.

On giving up that life, Mr. Lyke returned
to Copake, N. Y., where he lived retired un-
til coming to Poughkeepsie in 1882, in order
to educate his sons. At the former place he
was married in 1 861, to Sarah Sweet, a
daughter of Rowland Sweet, and their family
includes three sons: J. Hyatt, a dentist of
Millerton, N. Y. , wedded Georgiana Rowe,
and has two children, Clinton and Stewart;
Fred S., a stenographer, married Hattie Will-
iams, by whom he has a son, Fred; and John
J. belongs to the hospital corps of the United
States Army and is stationed at Washington.
For about fourteen years our subject has made
his home in Poughkeepsie, during which time
he has gained many warm friends and is held
in the highest regard by all who know him.



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He was identified with the Masonic fraternity
in New York City, belonging to Polar Star
Lodge; he is now a faithful member of Trin-
ity Methodist Episcopal Church of Pough-
keepsie.



CHARLES E. VAN KLEECK, a prosperous
Jj farmer and representative citizen of Pough-
keepsie, was born in the town of Beekman,
Dutchess county, January 14, 1843. He
worked on his father's farm and attended school
during his youth.

On November 17, 1869, he was married to
Miss Kate B. Rogers, who was born in the
town of Beekman August 4, 1842, and they
settled on a farm in the town of Wappinger,
where they remained for three years, and in
1873 moved to Poughkeepsie. After living
here a year they moved to their present farm,
where they have reared their two children,
Mary E. and Robert M. Mr. Van Ivleeck has
a farm of eighty-seven acres in the town of
Fishkill, and twenty acres in Poughkeepsie.
He is a Republican, a public-spirited citizen,
and, with his wife, is a member of the Presby-
terian Church.

James W. Rogers, the father of Mrs. Van-
Kleeck, was born in the town of Beekman,
where he married Miss Mary Besley, a native
of Fishkill, and there were born to them the
following children: Helen A., John A., Mar-
garet, K.ate B., Charlotte, Phcebe, Mary E. ,
Walter, Henry, George and James. John
A. and Walter are farmers in Dutchess county.
The others, with the exception of our subject's
wife, are deceased. Mr. Rogers died January
29, 1884, and his wife November 22, 1888.
Micah Rogers, the grandfather, was also born in
Beekman.

Robert M. Van Kieeck, the father of our
subject, was born in the city of Poughkeepsie
August 10, 1804. He grew up there, and in
early life learned the harness and saddle mak-
ing business of David B. Lent. He married
Hannah Rogers, the daughter of John Rogers,
a farmer in the town of Beekman. After their
marriage, the parents of our subject located
in Beekmanville, where he carried on the busi-
ness of making harness, trunks, saddles, etc.
One child, our subject, was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Van Kieeck. In 1843 they bought a
farm in Fishkill, to which they moved and car-
ried on farming until his death, which occurred
October 4, 1872, his wife dying November 19,



1874. He was a Republican, and both were
members of Christ Church. The Rogers
family was of English ancestry. Hezekiah,
the grandfather, was a tanner and currier in
the town of Beekman. John, the father of
Mrs. Van Kieeck, married Mary Skidmore,
a native of Beekman, where they settled and
reared the following family: Phcebe, Ruth,
Stephen, Laban, James, Judith, Gilbert,
Mariah and Hannah.

John M. Van Kieeck, the paternal grand-
father of our subject, was born in Poughkeep-
sie September 15, 1776. His father, Myndert
Van Kieeck, was born in Dutchess county,
and died there December 17, 1799. He was
a direct descendant of Baltus Van Kieeck,
who came from Holland. John M. married
Miss Eliza Noxon, the daughter of Bartholo-
mew Noxon, a physician, for whom Noxon
street was named. John settled in Pough-
keepsie, where he carried on a general store
on the corner of Main and Academy streets.
He also did a shipping business between Pough-
keepsie and New York City. He was the
father of these children: Robert M., father
of our subject; George M., a dry-goods mer-
chant of Poughkeepsie; Edgar M. was in early
life a merchant in Poughkeepsie, and later re-
tired; Hester F. died unmarried. The old
folks were members of Christ Church.



D^AVID F. PHILLIPS, one of the ener-
_ ' getic and progressive farmers of the town
of Red Hook, Dutchess county, where he has
resided since 1861, is now devoting his atten-
tion to the improvement and cultivation of his
land with most excellent results. He is hon-
ored and respected by the entire community,
who look upon him as one of the most wide-
awake farmers and model citizens.

The maternal grandfather of our subject,
David V. Feller, was a native of Columbia
county, where his education was obtained in
the common schools, and hethere followed the
vocation of farming throughout life. By his
marriage with Miss Elizabeth Mink, of the
same county, he had six children: William,
Ezra, Lena, Helen. Jane and Emma Eliza.
The last named, Emma Eliza, was born and
educated in Pleasant Vale, Columbia county,
and became the wife of Abraham Henry Phil-
lips, a native of Columbia county, N. Y.,
where he was educated in the common schools



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and followed the occupation of farming. By
this union were born seven children, namely:
Romelia married Rennselaer Moore; David F.
is next in the order of birth; William H.
wedded Mary McClure; Martha is unmarried;
George A. married Daisy M. De F"orest;
Elizabeth became the wife of William Wol-
cott; and Alice died at the age of four years.
The brothers and sisters of Abraham Henry
Phillips, father of our subject, were: Anthony,
who married Catherine Lasher; Nicholas, who
married Catherine Feller; Jacob, who also
wedded a Miss Feller; John, who married
Elmira Decker; Catherine, who became the
wife of Edward Teator; and Elizabeth, who
married Philip Hapeman.

Mr. Phillips, of this review, is also a native
of Columbia county, his birth having occurred
in 1845. but when quite young his parents re-
moved west, locating in Michigan, where he
attended the public schools and there acquired
a fair education. He followed agricultural
pursuits in that State until 1861, when he
returned east, and has since made his home in
the town of Red Hook, Dutchess county. In
1S79, he married Mrs. Lottie De Forest,
widow of Harry C. De Forest, by whom she
had three children: Augustus R. , born in
1852; Daisy M., born in 1868; and Wallace,
born in 1876. Our subject and his wife have
one daughter — Ruby L. , born September 6,
1880.

The paternal grandfather of Mrs. Phillips,
William Carter, married Miss Charlotte Ear-
ner, daughter of Douglass and Elizabeth
Earner, of New Brunswick, and to them were
born two children: William, the father of
Mrs. Phillips; and Elizabeth, who became the
wife of Samuel Montgomery. William Carter,
Jr., was born and educated in New Brunswick,
where he later engaged in the manufacture of
cigars. He married Miss Maria B. White-
man, and to them were born three daughters:
Julia W. , wife of James H. Cortelyou; Josie,
wife of John" P. Shafer, of Red Hook; and
Lottie, wife of our subject. Her maternal
grandfather, John P. Whiteman, was a prom-
inent farmer of the town of Red Hook, Dutch-
ess county, anil there married Miss Annie
Shook, daughter of John Shook, of the same
town. By this union seven children were
born, of whom, the mother of Mrs. Phillips
was the eldest. She was followed by Eliza
A., who became the wife of Robert Leete;
Jane L., who married John Lambert; Sarah



M., who svedded George Deipignac; Sophia
F. ; Aaron W.; and John, who died at an
early age.



FRANK TEATS, one of the reliable and
progressive young men of Red Hook,
Dutchess county, is connected with the firm of
Curtis & Benner, hardware merchants. He is
a son of Electrice Teats, a prosperous farmer
of the town of Red Hook, where our subject
received his literary education. He is a nat-
ural musician, the master of many different
kinds of instruments, and is also quite a vocal-
ist, being at the present time a member of the
choir of the Methodist Church of Red Hook.
On April 16, 1894, he was united in marriage
with Miss Anna Traver, also a native of Red
Hook, where she obtained a good education,
and one child, Elmer, blesses this union.

Edgar Traver, the grandfather of Mrs.
Teats, born in Rhinebeck, Dutchess county,
March 20, 1829, was educated in the district
schools of the neighborhood, and received his
early training as a farmer at that place. He
continued to follow that vocation, in connec-
tion with stock raising, throughout life, and
was quite a prominent man in the community,
serving as assessor and supervisor of Red Hook
town for many years. He was twice married,
his first union being with Anna M. Snyder,
and for his second wife he married Catherine
Benedict. He became the father of two sons:
Arthur and Ransom. The former's birth oc-
curred at Rhinebeck, January 12, 1851, and,
after completing his studies in the common
schools of the locality, he took up the occupa-
tion of farming, and now conducts the old Tra-
ver farm at Red Hook. He occupies the old
homestead of his father, a substantial brick
structure, over one hundred and fifty years old.
He married Miss Martha \\'estfall, whose father
was a native of Canada, and to them have
been born three children: Mabel, born June
20, 1884; Edna, born April 26, 18S6; and
Edgar, born February i, 1887.

Ransom Traver, the father of Mrs. Teats,
was born at Rhinebeck, September 21, 1852,
and his education was such as the common
schools of the locality afforded. On starting
out in life for himself he learned the drug
business in the village of Rhinebeck, which he
there followed for a few years, and then estab-
lished a drug store at Red Hook, conducting
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On disposing of his business there he removed
to Watertown, N. Y., where he now resides.
The lady who now shares his name and for-
tunes was in her maidenhood Miss Edith Hoff-
man, daughter of B. B. Hoffman, vice-presi-
dent of the National Bank of Red Hook. They
are the parents of four children, namely: Will-
iam, born December 28, 1870; Herbert, born
June 2, 1872; Addie, born March 26, 1875;
and Anna, born September 15, 1876.



MYRON BARLOW (deceased) is remem-
_ bered by the people of the town of

Unionvale as a most valued and highly re-
spected citizen. A native of Dutchess county,
he was born in the town of Stanford in 1808,
and was the son of Braman and Mary (Engla-
sol) Barlow. Thonias Barlow, his paternal
grandfather, passed his entire life in Dutchess
county, following the occupation of farming
during his mature years. He married a Miss
I-5raman, and to them were born two sons —
Braman and James.

The birth of Braman Barlow occurred in
Stanford township, and in the common schools
he secured his education. Like his father, he
engaged \n agricultural pursuits, and he died
on his farm in the town of Stanford. In his
family were four children: James never mar-
ried; Cyrus, who was a member of the Masonic
order, married Minerva Welling, and had three
children — Myron, who married John Crokite;
Caroline, who married Benjamin Palmer; and
Frances, who married Dr. Thorn. Myron,
of this review, is next in order of birth. Maria
became the wife of James Germain, and had
nine children — Edward; Talmadge; Cyrus, who
married Viola Hicks; Mary; Sarah; Elizabeth;
Frances, who married William Creede; Nettie,
who married Robert Halstead; and Julia, who
married Isaac Wlnance.

The educational privileges of our subject
were such as the public schools of Stanford
afforded at an early day, and as a life work he
also followed the vocation of farming, to which
he had been reared, and with which he was
familiar. He was a straightforward, reliable
man, courteous, genial, alert and enterprising,
and his actions during life were such as to dis-
tinctively entitle him to a place in a publica-
tion of this character. Socially he affiliated
with the Masonic fraternity.

Mr. Barlow was united in marriage with
Miss Martha Van Vlack, who was born in



Pleasant Valley township, Dutchess county, in
1834, and there received a good common-
school education. Seven children blessed their
union, namely: (1) Emerson is by profession
a dentist, but is also engaged in the brokerage
business in Poughkeepsie and Kingston, N. Y.
He married Eugenie Du Bois, and they have,
one daughter, Susie. Like his father he is
identified with the Masonic order. (2) Alfred
is a buyer of stock for the Union Stock Yards