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illiterate, transfers to William Thompson of Goshen Town.
Date, June 6.

Denniston, George J., of West Point; late lieutenant, transfers to
Theodosius Fowler of New York City, lot 38 — Marcellus.
Date, June 28.

Dodge, Henry, of Poughkeepsie; late lieutenant 5th Regt., and
wife Sarah, transfer to Isaac Brooks of Poughkeepsie, lots
28 — Cicero, 48 — Virgil. Date, Aug. 2.

Doughty, John, of New Jersey; esquire, transfers to Martin Hoff-
mann and Josiah Ogden Hoffman of New York City, lots
47 — Aurelius, 70 — Manlius, 37 — Marcellus. Date, March 31.



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Dowe, Alexander, of Philadelphia Co.; late lieutenant Malcolm's
Regt., transfers to William Duer of New York City lot ^g—
Fabius. Dated at Philadelphia, Aug. 5.
Dubois, Lewis; late private ist Regt., illiterate, transfers to Wil-
liam Ely of Dutchess Co. Samuel Lyons, Zephaniah Piatt,
wits. Acknowledged before Judge Piatt in Dutchess Co
Date, March. 28.

Dunbar, William, late private Fowler's Co., 2nd Regt., transfers
to Isaac Brooks of Dutchess Co. Stephen Hendrickson,
Henry Denny, wits. Acknowledged before Tudge Tappen in
Dutchess Co. Date, Sept. 12. ^ ^ w

Eggs, Samuel, of Dutchess Co.; late private ist Regt., illiterate
transfers to Stephen Dutch of New York City, lot o— Man-
lius. Date, Nov. 16. ^' 0/

English, Samuel, of Stillwater Town; transfers to Jacobus S
Bruyn of Ulster Co., lot 58— Cicero. Date, June 9.

Gage, John, of Frederickstown; transfers to Enoch Crosby of
same place, lot 89— Cicero. Date, April 16.

Gardiner, Thomas, of Morris Co., N. J., and wife Margaret; trans-
fer to Israel Richey of Somerset Co., N. J., lot u— Cicero
Date, Jan. 12.

Glover, Thomas; transferred land Aug. 25, 1790, to Dirk Van
Ingenof Schenectady, according to later record of Jan 17, 179 1

Gould, John; late soldier, deceased before Nov. i, 1 791, on which
date one of his heirs, Daniel Gould of Ulster Co., transfers to
Jonathan Wood of Minisink Town.
( To be continued)



CROSBY,



Some of the Descendants of David and Reliance (Hopkins)

Crosby, of Harwich, Mass., and Southeast,

Putnam County, N. Y.

By Sarah Louise Kimball.



hriHl^°M°^'^ '^v°"T^['"?° Crosby emigrated to New England in 1635 and settled in Cam-
fmfgration?] "°™^^' ^^^ ^1^"'' ^^o, says i^avage, was eight weeks old at the time of

i,-'^^^^^°^^y families of Putnam County, N. Y., are descended
chiefly from three brothers, Thomas, Joshua and David, and their
cousin Isaac Crosby (whose wife was a sister of Mary Foster the
wife of David Paddock), who moved from Harwich, Barnstable
County, Mass., 1749-1756, and settled at Southeast and Carmel,
Putnam County, N. Y. Freeman's History of Cape Cod gives
the early history of the family, and Pelletreau's History of Put-
nam County carries the record down to Enoch Crosby (otherwise



112 Crosby Families. [April,

known as "Harvey Birch" in Cooper's novel, The Spy)., and his
descendants. This article deals more particularly with David
Crosby and his descendants.

David Crosby was born at Harwich, Mass., April 13, 1709.
He was son of John and Hannah Crosby, grandson of Rev.
Thomas and Sarah Crosby, and great-grandson of Simon Crosby,
of Cambridge, Mass. June 19, 1735, he married Reliance Hopkins,
daughter of Samuel and Lydia Hopkins, granddaughter of Stephen
and Mary (Merrick) Hopkins, great-granddaughter of Gyles and
Katherine (Wheldon) Hopkins, he a passenger with his father,
Stephen Hopkins, on the ^^ Mayflower," 1620. Lydia Hopkins, a
sister of Reliance, was wife of Joshua Crosby, and Elizabeth
Hopkins, a cousin of Reliance and Lydia, was wife of Thomas
Crosby, brothers of David Crosby. In 1749 David Crosby and
family moved to Putnam (then Dutchess) County, N. Y., and
settled on what was known as the Oblong, in Southeast, where he
died October 20, 1793. His tombstone and that of his wife are
still standing in the Sear's Burying Ground at Southeast, his
being of white marble, with angel's face and wings at top, and
bearing the inscription: "In Memory of David Crosby the Elder
who departed this life Oct. 20th 1793 in the 85th year of his age,"
and hers of slate stone: "In Memory of Mrs Reliance Crosbey
wife of Mr David Crosbey, who departed this life Feb 25th 1788 in
the 75th year of her age." They had, certainly, four children,
and probably seven, as follows:

1. David" Crosby, Jr., b. 1737, Harwich, Mass.; d. Nov. 16,

1816, Southeast, N. Y.
Susannah Crosby, b. 1740, Harwich, Mass.
Reliance Crosby, b. 1742, Harwich, Mass.

2. Abner Crosby, b. Dec. 25, 1744; d. May 5, 1813.
Sarah Crosby (prob.), b. at Southeast.

Eli Crosby (prob.), b. about 1749; m. Rebecca Sears. He

served in the 3d N. Y. Regt. during the Revolution,

and d. Nov. 22, 1827.
Moses Crosby (prob.), b. about 1755; m. (i) Polly ;

(2) Abigail Foster. He also served in the 3d N. Y.

Regt. during the Revolution, and d. July 2, 1821.
I. David' Crosby, Jr., b. 1737, Harwich, Mass., took an active
part in the affairs of the town of Southeast. He was assessor of
Fredericksburg Precinct 1774-6, 1788-90, and church moderator
1784. He was a Mason, as shown by the following record of the
first Masonic meeting at Southeast: "At a meeting of a number
of the fraternity of Masons, members of different Lodges, whose
names are as follows: David Crosby, . . . Eli Crosby, . . .
Peter Crosby, . . . who are inhabitants of Frederickstown, in
the County of Dutchess, and towns adjacant, . . . the 5th day
of Dec. 1793, and in the year of light 5793." "Brother David
Crosby was appointed moderator of the meeting." "Voted: that
Bro. Crosby, moderator of this meeting, be empowered to make
application for the warrant above mentioned" (a warrant to erect
a Lodge at Frederickstown). "On return of ' Columbia Lodge '
in 1798, the following list of members is given . . . David



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Crosby, Peter Crosby, ... Eli Crosby, . . . Darius Cros-
by, Moses Crosby," David Crosby enlisted during- the Revolution
in the Dutchess County Militia, Dykeman's Company, Third
Regiment, Col. John Field, in which regiment there appear the
names of fourteen Crosbys; his uncle, Joshua Crosby, was on
June 2 2, 1778, first lieutenant of the company from Pawling's
Precinct, Dutchess County, in Col. Field's Regiment. Although
his commission has not been found, he was known as Lieutenant
David Crosby, Jr. He was twice married, and had at least seven,
and perhaps twelve children. His first wife was Bethiah Paddock,
who was born in Yarmouth, Mass., April 17, 1737, daughter of
Peter and Sarah (Howes) Paddock {Zechariah,^ Zechariah^
Robert'), of Yarmouth, Mass., and Southeast, N. Y.; she is buried
in the Sear's Burying Ground at Southeast, the record of her
death appearing on an old-fashioned, rudely cut granite stone,
with an angel face and wings, as follows: "In memory of Mrs
Bethiah Crosby wife of Lieut David Crosby who Departed this
Life July 2, 1776 JE 41." (There is probably an error in the date
on her tombstone.) Some of Bethiah (Paddock) Crosby's small
silver spoons, marked " B. P.," are still in possession of her
descendants. Nothing is known of his second wife, except that
her name was Sally. He died Nov. 16, 18 16, and is buried in the
Sear's Burying Ground at Southeast, the inscription on his tomb-
stone, a double one of white marble, being as follows: "In
memory of David Crosby who died Nov. 16, 1816 aged 79 years.
Also Bethia his wife who died Jtily 2, 1776 aged 41 years." His
children were:

3. Thankful' Crosby, b. about 1759-60; d. Aug. 30, 1811.
^"4. Peter Crosby, b. about 1763; d. Nov. 9, 1831.

5. Deborah Crosby, b. Sept. 12, 1767; d. March 12, 1853.
Bethiah Crosby, b. 1769-70; d. Aug. 17, 1775. Inscription

on tombstone in Sear's Burying Ground: "In memory
of Bethiah Daughter of Lieut David & Mrs Bethiah
Crosby who Died Aug 17, 1775 in the 6th year of her
age."

6. Sarah Crosby, b. Oct. i, 1773; d. Nov. 23, 1856.

7. Bethiah Crosby (daughter of second wife), m. Daniel R.

Baxter.

8. Rhoda Crosby, b. about 1788; d. Oct. 14, 1839.
William Crosby (?).

Seth Crosby (?).

Thaddeus Crosby (?).

David Crosby(?).

Thatcher Crosby(?).
2. Abner' Crosby, b. Dec. 25, 1744, Harwich, Mass.; d. May 5,
1813, Southeast, N. Y.; m. Ruth Foster, b. 1750; d. Oct. 4 1816.
He served in the 3d N. Y. Regt. during the Revolution. Children:

Lowhama' Crosby, b. 1766; m. Isaac Crosby.*

Thomas Crosby, b. 1768; m. Hannah Snow.

* A Lieut. Isaac Crosby, whose wife was also a Crosby, served in the Revolutionary War
enlisting in the 3d N. Y. Regiment. They had five daughters, of whom one, Samantha, married
a Mr. Ferris and moved to Michigan.

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Reliance Crosby, b. 1769; m. William Burhans.
Ruth Crosby, b. 1772; m. Enos Marshall.
Stephen Crosby, b. 1774; d. young.
Stephen Crosby, b. 1778; m. Lydia Sears.

Eleazer Crosby, b. 1781; m. Prudence .

Zenas Crosby, b. 1783; m. Sarah Chapman.
Nathaniel F. Crosby, b. 1788; m. Eunice Wakeman.
Naomi Crosby, b. 1790; m. Charles Birch.
Jane Crosby, b. 1793; m. Charles C. Crosby.

3. Thankful' Crosby, b. about 1759-60; m. Samuel Lawrence;
d, August 30, 181 1, at Southeast. Children:

Esther^ Lawrence, b. July 31, 1782; m. Mark Yale.
Lany Lawrence, b. Sept. 27, 1786; m. Laura Barnum.
Paddock C. Lawrence, b. Dec. 27, 1791; m. Abigail P.

Strange.
Bethiah Lawrence, b. May 22, 1795; ^- Daniel W.

Townsend.
Hannah Lawrence, b. July 14, 1799.

4. Peter' Crosby, b. about 1763; m. Ruth Waring, daughter of
John and Johanna (Tuttle) Waring, who d. 1830, aged 67 years.
He enlisted in the 3d N. Y. Regt. during the Revolution, and d.
Nov. 9, 1 83 1, aged 68 years. Children:

9. Roxana* Crosby, m. Hart Weed.

10. Fanny Crosby, m. Asa Raymond.

11. Johanna Crosby, m. Reuben Barnum.

12. Clarissa Crosby, m. Dr. Stephen C. Barnum.

13. Maria Crosby, b. January 31, 1796; d. July 18, 1841.

14. Harriet Crosby, m. George Betts.

Caroline Crosby, b. April 15, 1804; d. unm. March 29, 1868.
Harry Crosby, m. .

15. George Crosby, m. Eliza .

Peter Crosby, m. twice.

5. Deborah' Crosby, b. Sept. 12, 1767, Southeast; m. Dr. Heze-
iciah Hyatt (John, Ebenezer, Thomas, Thomas), of North Salem,
Westchester County. In 1804 they moved to Fenner, Madison
County, N. Y., where he practiced his profession for many years
and was a highly respected member of the community. He died
April 10, 1841, and she March 12, 1853. At their marriage her
father gave her half a dozen spoons which he had made from
silver dollars, marked " D. H." for Deborah Hyatt, but upon her
insisting that they be marked "D. C." another set was made.
The "D. H." spoons were lost in a fire, but several of the "D. C."
spoons remain in the family. Her "gold knobs" (earrings) are
in possession of her granddaughter, Mrs. Mary Anne (Clough)
Kimball, of Palo Alto, California. Dr. Hyatt is said to have
served in the Revolutionary War, the family tradition being that
his father had gone to the war, and Hezekiah being locked in his
chamber, climbed out of the window and followed his father,
both serving to the close of the war; that he received a slight
wound, made by a bullet shooting a twig from a tree through the
rim of his ear. Children:

16. Bethiah* Paddock Hyatt, bom Jan, 17, 1789,



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17. David Hyatt.

John Hyatt, d. young.

18. Nancy Hyatt, b. 1800.
John Hyatt, d. age 11 years.
Lewis Hyatt, d. aged over 20 years.

19. Stephen Rice Hyatt, b. Sept. 3, 1805.

20. Marie Louise Hyatt, b. March 9, 18 14.

6. Sarah' Crosby, b. Oct. i, 1773, at Southeast; d. Nov. 23, 1856,
Carmel, Putnam Co., N. Y.; m. Oct. 7, 1790, Stephen Raymond
{Jo/m, Joshua, Samuel, JoJin, Richard), a grandson of Elizabeth
Fitch, sister of Governor Thomas Fitch of Connecticut, who, after
the death of her first husband, Joshua Raymond, of Norwalk,
Conn., m. Rev. Elisha Kent, pastor of the church at Southeast
from 1743 until his death in 1776. Stephen Raymond was b.
June II, 1766, and d. at Carmel, May 26, 1845. Soon after his
marriage to Sarah Crosby he removed to Albany Co., N. Y., but
after a residence there of several years they returned to South-
east, finally settling at Carmel. Children:

21. Mary' Raymond, b. Feb. 8, 1792.

22. James Raymond, b. March 15, 1795.

Morgan L. Raymond, b. Aug. 15, 1798; d. Feb. 16, 1872,
Carmel, m. Nov.. i860, Jane Travis. No children.

7. Bethiah' Crosby, m. Daniel R. Baxter. Children:

June^ Baxter.
John Baxter.
Mentor Baxter.
Thaddeus Baxter.
Andrew Baxter.
Lydia Bater.
Mary Baxter.
Eliza Baxter.
Caroline Baxter.
Theda Baxter.
Fanny Baxter.

8. Rhoda' Crosby, b. about 1788; d. Oct. 14, 1839; ni- Thomas
Foster, who was b. at Southeast, May 15, 1787, and d. Aug. 29, 1861.
He m. (2), May 15, 1845, Mrs. Fannie Roberts. Children:

David* C. Foster, b. June i, 1809; m. June 3, 1838, Louisa

M. Skinner.
Lydia Foster, b. Aug. 10, 181 1; d. Dec. 6, 1839; m. (i)

Daniel Belden Crosby, (2) Thomas Foster.
Peter Hall Foster, b. Sept. 15, 1812; d. April 19, 1870;

m. (i), Dec. 5, 1836, Mary S. Webber, (2), April 23,

1867, Emma A. Acker.
Delia Foster, b. June 13, 1815; m. June 14, 1832, David

Belden Richards.
Ursula Foster, b. Jan. 31, 1818; d. Feb. 19, 1888; m. Dec.

24, 1 84 1, James R. Kelly, son of Samuel and Mary

^Raymond) Kelly, and grandson of Stephen and Sarah

(Crosby) Raymond, ante.
Ambrose Foster, b. April 7. 1820; d, March 16, 1891; m.

Maria Sands



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William McClure Foster, b. Dec. 23, 182 1; d. Sept. 14,
1890; m. Hannah Chaletier.

Marcus Harrison Foster, b. June 4, 1826; d. Jan. 4, 1838.

Edwin Foster, b. June 24, 1828; m. Dec. 24, 1862, Lucy-
Nelson.

Thomas Foster, b. Dec. 31, 1830; m. Hannah M. Turner.
(To bt continutd.)



EDITORIAL.



We have received from Mr. Frank W. Haskell of Niagara Falls, N. Y., a
pamphlet entitled "A Comprehensive System of Arrangement for Genealogical
Records," and its receipt impels us to break forth again in discourse upon the
subject, the importance of which appeals so strongly to the custodians of
genealogical libraries and the editors of genealogical magazines. Sad to relate
it is, that, if a treatise were compiled illustrating and discussing the many
systems for genealogical notation already in use, it would fill a good sized
volume. Experience of many years has taught us that the system long used
by our honored friends of the New England Society and by ourselves— the
system known as the "Record and Register Plan"— is the simplest, the most
comprehensive and by all odds the best yet devised; and we have still to await
an improvement upon it, which, when it comes, will receive our hearty com-
mendation. Mr. Haskell's system involves all the important features of the
" Record and Register Plan" and modifies but one of them. Instead of using
consecutive personal numbers, these are made up of digits which represent the
position each person held with regard to his brothers. For instance the founder
of the family is number i and his first son is number 11, while the first son's
third son is number 113.' Thus there are always as many digits in the personal
number as the person is in generations from the progenitor, hence a descen-
dant of the ninth generation will have for his personal number one composed
of nine digits, for example 132415214. We contend therefore that this is cum-
bersome, confusing, impractical, prodigal, and not to be compared with the
other system, when even in a large work the descendants of the ninth generation
will not have more than five digits, especially when personal numbers are
assigned only to ancestors who are carried forward for further descent. Aside
from this, Mr. Haskell's personal numbers show but two things, and these are
to be found in another way: first the number of the generation (which is shown
at the top of the page), and second the relative position of births, for instance
number 1533 is of the fourth generation, and is the third son of 153. We do
not therefore see that Mr. Haskell's "system" is any improvement, but on the
contrary is not so good as the established plan; and so we cry with a loud voice,
" Let's stick to the good old plan."



NOTE.

Eliot. — We are informed, by circular, dated Clinton, Conn., February ist,
1901, that the surviving members of the committee appointed at the meeting of
the descendants of John Eliot at Guilford, Conn., in 1875, to call another
meeting, have in accord with the wishes of a large number of the family,
selected South Natick, Mass., sixteen miles southwest of Boston, as the place,
and the 3d of July next as the date, at which time the citizens of Natick, and
others interested in its history, will celebrate on the 4th of July the 250th anni-
versary of the founding there of John Eliot's Village of "Praying Indians,"
now known as South Natick, Oldtown, Old Natick. His descendants will be
pvited, Correspondents may address George E. Elliot, Clinton, Ct.



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OBITUARY.

King, John Alsop, born in Jamaica, N. Y., July 14, 1817; died in New
York, November 21, 1900. He was a grandson of Rufus King, U. S. Senator
from New York, and Minister to Great Britain, and the second son of the late
John Alsop King, Governor of New York. His boyhood was passed in Jamaica,
where at the age of five years he entered the classical Union Hall Academy,
leaving there at the age of fifteen to enter Harvard College in the Sophomore
class. From this institution he was graduated with much credit at the age of 18.
He became a clerk in a leading wholesale grocery establishment, in which he
remained only a short time, being unwilling to conform to certain practices in
mixing goods, which were customary. He then began the study of law, and
was duly admitted to the Bar, practicing his profession in New York for
several years.

In 1839 he married Mary Golden Rhinelander, only daughter of Philip
Rhinelander and Mary Hoffman. Shortly afterwards he passed some time in
Europe, a residence there being several times repeated, and two winters in Egypt.
In 1844, loving the country, he bought a point of land at Hallett's Point, Great
Neck, L. I., on the Sound, built a house there, and made this his home during
the remainder of his life, though for many years he passed his winters with his
family in Washington, D. C, the refined society of which they enjoyed, and
after the death of his wife in 1894, in New York. His bright, affable and
courteous disposition soon won him friends among his neighbors, and of course
led him to interest himself in the affairs of the town and county in which he had
settled. Agricultural pursuits occupied much of his attention, and as a result he
became an active member of the societies in Queens County. Having decided
views on the political questions of the day, a hereditary Republican, he sought
the promotion of its principles, for which he was rewarded by being made a
president elector in 1872, and afterwards served in the Senate of New York
for two years in 1874 and 1875. I" 1876 he was nominated in his district as a



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member of the House of Representatives of the U. S., but was defeated, his
district being strongly democratic. Again in 1880, he was nominated for
Congress, meeting with the same result. From that time, through to the day of
his death, he continued deeply interested in the welfare of his country; but he
was no longer prominent in politics, devoting himself to other and congenial

With' strong conscientious convictions, and a love for the church in which
he had been brought up, and whose teachings he continued through life to
accept, the Protestant Episcopal Church, he at once sought to foster the
church in his neighborhood at Little Neck, L. I., becommg m time one of its
wardens, and giving his thought and time quietly, but heartily, to secure its
welfare. When in later years a new parish was formed at Great Neck, he and
his family were among the warmest and most active advocates and promoters
of its welfare, and in every way he contributed largely to its growth and
present prosperity, being a church warden until his death. Bishop Littlejohn,
of the Diocese of Long Island, thus sums up his sphere of work: "The ideal
warden of his parish, for many years a member of the Missionary committee,
and of the chapter of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, a trustee of the Episco-
pal fund, and of the aged and infirm clergy fund; a manager of the church
Charity Foundation— all these in the Diocese of Long Island— a trustee of the
General Theological Seminary, one of the board of managers of the Domestic
and Foreign Missionary Society, a delegate to nine successive General Con-
ventions, a trustee of King Hall, Washington D. C, of which he was the founder
and fosterer, for the higher education of the colored race."

His sympathy and active help in other directions, among others, the wel-
fare of the blind, were felt, but so quietly and unobstrusively that their existence
were only known by the benefit conferred. At the time of his death he was a
member of the Harvard Club, of the St. Nicholas Society, of the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and
President, from 1887 to 1900 inclusive, of the New York Historical Society. Of
the last he was devoting himself to the promotion of its purposes and earnestly
seeking to secure a new building for the preservation of its valuable library
and fine collection of portraits and other treasures.

His character and relations to that Society were admirably summed up in
the address delivered before its members, at its February meeting, 1901, by his
successor as president, Rev. Eugene Hoffman, D.D., Dean of the General
Episcopal Seminery. Such was his life: in all its relation from his youth up,
he was conscientious, faithful and prudent in the performance of duties assunied
or placed upon him, courteous and affable in manners, and a sincere Christian
man. Rev. William Wilkinson, in his History of the General Convention of the
Protestant Episcopal Church in 1898, says of him: "He has the profound re-
spect of all the deputies from Maine to California; an upright man, of few
words, but wise in judgment, devout in life, generous in gifts, and the soul of
honor." J- ^' ^^

Joseph Henry Petty, a former Librarian of this Society, and a friend of
the institution for many years interested in its aims and objects, died at his
home in Amityville, L. I., on Feb. 9th, last. He was a son of Ezekiel Petty, of
"Aquebogue," L. I., and was born in New York City, Aug. 19th, 1826. Mr.
Petty was educated in a private school in New York, and after a few years
spent in the employ of a building firm of this city, became Clerk of the
Suffolk Co. Surrogate's office under Judge Bradford. He served as Assembly-
man and Senator in the Legislature of this State, and subsequently became a
captain of the Metropolitan Police Force. In 1878 Mr. Petty removed to
Amityville where he spent the remainder of his days, and occupied his time in
the work of the local Board of Education of which he was President at the
time of his death. Mr. Petty married in 1852 Caroline Van Buren, of Hacken-
sack, N. J., by whom he had four children, two of whom are now living at
Amityville, L. I.

Eliphalet Nott Potter, D.D., LL.D., D.C.L., L.H.D., a retired priest
of the Diocese of Albany, N. Y., died suddenly of cardiac disease, in the city of



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Mexico, Feb. 6, igoi. The youngest son of Bishop Alonzo Potter, he was born
in Schenectady, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1836. From Union College, N. Y., he received
the Bachelor's degree in 1861. His theological degree was obtained from the
Berkeley Divinity School in Middletown, Conn., in 1863. His life was spent as
Associate-Rector, or Rector in several churches, and as Professor and President
in Colleges and Universities. He declined the election to the Bishopric of
Nebraska. In 1897, he accepted the Presidency of the Cosmopolitan Edu-
cational University Extension, an Institution "designed to give University
Instruction by means of correspondence courses." A widow and children
survive. He became a member of our Society in 1900, and during that year
read an interesting paper at one of its meetings. Robert Potter, his emigrant
ancestor, came to New England in 1634. Previous to 1643, he became a member
of the church in Roxbury, Mass., but not being in harmony with their religious
views, he betook himself to Rhode Island, where he remained, refusing "to
heare the church who had lovingly sent after him." On account of his heretical



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