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5. Caroline F. Patten, born August 31, 1842, wed
P\-bruary 18. 1864 to D. H. Talbot, born August 16, 1834,
died February 27, 1908 (was a soldier in the Civil War).
Issue, Oscar D. Talbot, born January 18, 1866 (a soldier in
the Spanish-American War from April 27, 1898 to January
19. 1899).

Charles Prescott Talbot, born July 2. 1868, died No-
vember 9. 1918. wed December, 1892 to Floretta Hayes, born
October 4. 1868. Issue, Clarence Prescott, born September
27, 1897. wed June 14, 1919, to Florelle Guerrant. Issue,
Clarence Prescott, Jr.. born May 22, 1920. Ralph Talbot,
the youngest son of Charles and Floretta Talbot, born Sep-
tember 28, 1903. Wallace H. Talbot, born December 12,
1871. died December 16. 1921, wed September 20, 1899 to
Maude Stuben. Issue, Caroline J. Talbot, born November 6,
1900. wed August 23, 1822 to John Maxwell Houts. Wal-
lace Harlend Talbot, born December, 1905.



Mabel Grace Talbot, born March 28, 1873, wed De-
December 31, 1896 to Charles Hayes, born March 25, 1864.
Issue, Elmer Henry Hayes, born December 16, 1897, wed
December 31, 1919 to Bernice Drummond. Grace Carol
Hayes, born February 28, 1899, died May 6, 1907. Helen C.
Hayes, born December 22, 1901, and Charles Oscar, born
August 30, 1911.

Robert Byron Talbot, born November 13, 1876, wed
March 23, 1905 to Flora Dell Knight, born November 19,
1883. Issue, Ethel Mabel, born March 29, 1907 ; Hazel Irene,
born January 2, 1910, and Byron Robert, born March 22,

6. Julia Elizabeth Patten, born December 30, 1844
in New York, died in Illinois, December 17, 1851.

7. Byron A. Patten, born December 20, 1846, died
October 22, 1922 in Florida. Served in Civil War over three
years in the 105th Illinois Infantry. Wed April 6, 1870 to
Elnora Schoomaker, born September 4, 1851, died Februax'y
24, 1905. Issue, Ethel Faye Patten, born October 7, 1873,
wed November 18, 1898 to Frank W. Ames. Issue, Byron,
Francis, Burton Weber and Helen Lucille.

John Vernon Patten ,born March 5, 1875, wed April
6, 1898 to E. Hortensia Harman. Issue, Donald Carl, born
November 7, 1901 and John Harman, born April 22, 1909.

Ernest Byron Patton, born February 23, 1879, wed
June 3, 1903 to Edyth M. Cleveland. Issue, Dorothy Ger-
trude, born December 31, 1905, and Byron Albert, born Oc-
tober, 1912.

Jeanette Patten, born December 23, 1884, wed Sep-
tember 27, 1910 to William G. Conners. Issue, William
Byron, born August 22, 1912, and Robert Milton, born Feb-
ruary 20, 1914; Dale, born August 30, 1920, and Charles
Evan, born April 22, 1922.

8. Milton D. Patten, born March 10, 1848, wed April
6, 1870 to Eva S. Graves. Issue, Fred B. Patten, born March
22, 1873, wed September 9, 1896 to Mary L. Peters; Mark
Patten, born September 22, 1875, died April 8, 1881 ; Jesse
Patten, born May 24, 1877, died April 7, 1881.


Claribel Patten, born January 23, 1884, wed Dece^i-
ber 28. 1904 to Harry D. Wallace, born December 18, 1881.
Issue. C. Kendall, born April 24, 1907; Harry Milton, born
June 29, 1909.

Descendants of Conrad I., John, John I. Countryman, Senior

Daniel Countryman, the fifth son of John I. and Eliz-
abeth Hoke Countryman, was born March 31, 1815, in the
town of Stark, County of Herkimer and state of New York,
and died in Ogle County, Illinois, March 14, 1883. He and
his wife were buried in Lynnville cemetery. Wed February
14. 1838 to Sally Phillips, born December 12, 1818, died Au-
gust 10, 1893- Occupation, a farmer and stockman. Emi-
grated to Illinois in June, 1855, and settled in the town of
Lynnville, Ogle County. Issue, James Alonzo, Menzo, Cal-
vin, Zerua, Carrie, Estella and Jennie Countryman.

— . 1. Hon. James Alonzo Countryman (elected Repre-
sentative to the state legislature of Illinois for two terms),
born May 24, 1840, died Dec. 13, 1923, wed February 26,
1873 to Caroline Clinkhart, born April 18, 1847. Occupation
of J. A. Countryman, farmer and breeder of fine cattle
and hogs. Issue. Floyd M.. F. Belle, Ralph A., and Jay.

Floyd M. Countryman, born July 12, 1874, wed March
15, 1900 to Marion B. Pullin, born May 25, 1874. Issue, Clare
A., born January 9, 1902, wed April 5, 1923 to Elizabeth De-
laney; J. Everett, born January 4, 1903; Dorothy M., born
December 8, 1904; Daniel, born December 15, 1907; Frank
K., born June 26, 1910; Helen Irene, born March 12, 1916,
and Richard, born April 4. 1918.

F. Belle Countryman, born August 14, 1877, wed
June 4, 1903 to John G. Boyle. Issue, John G., Jr., born May
9, 1907, and James Alonzo, born May 8, 1910, died May 13,

Ralph A. Countryman, born February 11, 1882, wed
June 2, 1903 to Margaret Seymore Hubbard, born October
31, 1881. Issue. Caroline Elizabeth, born April 18, 1905;
Clark Huljbard, born April 29, 1910; Mary Louise, born


July 13, 1916, and William Douglas, born August 30, 1920.

Jay Countryman, youngest son of J- A. and Caroline
Countryman, born April 27, 1887, wed May 5, 1920 to
Blanche Crawford.

2. Menzo Countryman, born July 15, 1842 in Stark-
ville. New York, drowned in American River near Sacra-
mento, California, May 22, 1864.

3. Calvin Countryman, born March 11, 1844, wed
December 23, 1868 to Abby Slafter, daughter of Sylvester
and Eliza Reed Slafter, born December 27, 1845, died Jan-
uary 24, 1887. Occupation of Calvin Countryman was that
of a farmer and wholesale fruit dealer. Issue, Cora Almeda,
Charles Millard, Delia Viola, Howard Daniel, Fanny and

Cora Almeda Countryman, born August 18, 1870,
wed May 28, 1895 to Walter V. Boyle, born November 5,
1869. Issue, Calvin James, born August 23, 1900.

Charles Millard Countryman, born April 21, 1872,
wed February 19, 1897 to Alta May Austen, born June 11,
1873. Issue, Abby Ruth, born January 20, 1899, wed Au-
gust 24, 1921 to Franklin Ritchie, born May 22, 1897. Issue,
a daughter born September 25, 1922, lived an hour. Sons
of C. Millard and Alta M. Countryman : Austen, born Feb-
ruary 26, 1920; Charles Millard, Jr., born September 1, 1904;
Carlos Slafter, born January 30, 1907, and Calvin, boi*n Jan-
uary 2, 1912.

Delia Viola Countryman, born September 18, 1873,
wed September 14, 1899 to Orange Lee Shaw, born October
15, 1873. Issue, Alice Gertrude, born September 18, 1902.
Orange Edmund, born May 30, 1905; Gladys Viola, born
April 22, 1908, and Robert C, born September 21, 1910.

Howard Daniel Countryman, born December 9, 1875,
wed June 5, 1901 to Helen Kerr Dick, born March 10, 1879.
Issue, Howard Dick, born March 14, 1902; Wallace Edgar,
born April 28, 1906, and Dorothy Jean, born May 6, 1910.

Fanny Countryman, born December 30, 1876, died
January 2, 1877.


Edith Countryman, born June 4, 1884, died August
6, 1884.

Calvin Countryman wed for his second wife Anna Re-
becca Slafter, daughter of Carlos and Rebecca BuUard slaf-
ter. April 24. 1895. She was born in Deadham, Mass., Jan-
uary 20. 1863.

4. Zerua Countryman, daughter of Daniel and Sally
Countryman, born August 15, 1850 and died January 15,
1852, in Starkville, New York.

5. Carrie Estella Countryman, born March 4, 1854,
wed June 19, 1872 to Benjamin Franklin Allen. Issue, Adia
Van Ness, born February 8, 1876, and Daniel Benjamin, born
May 9. 1878, wed April 9, 1901 to Jennie Louise Curtis.

6. Jennie Viola Countryman, youngest child of
Daniel and Sally Phillips Countryman, was born in April,
1863. wed June 18, 1883 to Wesley M. Longenecker. Issue,
one daughter, Grace.

Descendants of Conrad I.. John, John I. Countryman, Senior.

Moses Countryman, the youngest child of John I. and
Elizabeth Hoke Countryman, was born July 25, 1817 and
died June 19. 1884 in Lynnville, Ogle County, Illinois. Wed
to Biansa Sanders, daughter of Solomon Sanders, of Dan-
ube. Herkimer County, New York. Issue, Jedua Country-
man. l)orn Nov. 3. 1843. died 1862 at Fort Pickins, South
Carolina, as a soldier in the war of the Rebellion; Julius
Countryman, born in 1815, died in childhood. Moses Coun-
tryman wed as his second wife, Mary Elizabeth Cooper, born
April 28. 1830 and died Feb. 14, 1883. Issue, one son,
Charles, who died in January 1862- Moses Countryman and
second wife are buried in Lynnville cemetery.

The only record we have of Catherine Countryman,
the second daughter of John I. Countryman, Sr. and Eliza-
beth Hoke Countryman, is that she married Daniel Lam-
pert. Issue, two daughters, p:iizabeth and Peggy, and one
son, name unknown.

Rachel Coimtryman, the third daughter, married
John Cain. Issue, two sons, Chauncey and Ira Cain


War Record of Carlos Calvin Slafter.

Enlisted August 16, 1917 in the 5th Nebraska. Went
in training at Camp Cody, New Mexico. Left Camp Cody
with a replacement June 15- 1918 and landed with the 41st
Division in Coute. France, July 10, 1918. November 2, 1918
was ti-ansferred to the 3rd Machine Gun Battalion of the
First Division and was with the Army of Occupation in and
about Coblenz, Germany. Left Coblenz August 20, 1919 by
train to Brest, France, where he took boat for this side of
the world. Landed in New York, September 5, 1919. Par-
aded in New York City, September 9 and left for Camp
Briggs, Washington, D. C, where he paraded again Septem-
ber 10. Moved to Camp Meade, Md., then to Camp Dodge,
Iowa, and was mustered out September 25, 1919, and re-
turned home, September 29, 1919.

War Record of Edmund Slafter.

Edmund Farwell Slafter, of Lincoln, Nebraska, en-
listed in the army December 10, 1917. Went overseas July
26, 1918 with the 7th M. 0. R. S. Landed back in the United
States, June 22, 1919, and was discharged July 9, 1919-


War Record of John C. Craft.

Entered service at Camp Grant, Illinois, on Septem-
ber 21, 1917. Assigned to "M" Company, 342nd Infantry,
86th Division. Trained at Camp Grant until August 22, 1918
Made non-commissioned officer as follows: C )rporal, Nov.
21, 1917; Sergeant, Jan. 8, 1918; First Sergeant, Feb. 25,
1918. Moved with regiment to Camp Upton, N. Y. on Au-
gust 22, 1918. Embarked on overseas duty Sept. 9, 1918.
Landed in Liverpool. England, Sept. 21, 1918- Trained abo"t
ten days in England and moved to South Hampton. i:sU-l
from last named station to LaHarve, France, and ther-.ce by
rail to training area in Bordeaux. Sent to Army Candidates
School at Camp de la Valbonne (Ain) France on October
10, 1918. Commissioned Feb. 21, 1919. Later stationed at

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Menton, Noves. St. Aignan, France. Assigned to "A" Com-
pany 53rd Infantry. 6th (Regular Army) Division. Sailed
for United States with regiment from Brest, June 6, 1919,
and landed June 12. 1919. Passed with regiment through
Camp Mills. N. Y.. to Camp Grant, for discharge on June 21,

War Record of C'larance I*. Talbot.

Clarence Talbot enlisted November 13, 1917. at Chi-
cago. Illinois, and was ordered to duty December 13, 1917,
at the School of Military Aeronautics at Austin, Texas. He
completed his course there about February 16, 1918, and
was ordered to Camp Dick, Dallas. Texas, a concentration
camp to await orders to a flying field. On March 15, 1918, he
was ordered to Park Field Memphis, Tennessee, for pilot
training. He received his commission as Second Lieutenant
here. June 4, 1918, and was ordered back to Camp Dick;
from Camp Dick he went to Langley Field, Hampton, Vir-
ginia, leaving there Novemljer 9th for Tolliferro Field, Fort-
Worth, Texas. He was discharged from this field January
9. 1919. He was out of the service from that time until No-
vember 24, 1920. when he acceptod a First Lieutenancy, Air
Service, in the Regular Army. January 2, 1922, he was or-
dered to the University of Illinois as Assistant Professor of
Military Science and Tactics. In May, 1923, he was notified
that he would sail for the Hawaiian Islands in the fall.

Service Record of .Arthur T. Guest.

Arthur Thomas Guest, Army Serial Number 973,741,
enlisted Jaiuiary 17. 1918. at Local Board. Ogle County. Il-
linois. Assigned to Ordnance Training Course, Enlisted Ord-
nance Corps National Army, at Northwestern University,
Evanston. Illinois, January 21, 1918. Transferred February
25. 1918 to San Antonio Arsenal. Texas. Transferred April
24, 1918 to Camp Raritan, Metuchen, N. J., to the 14th
Provi.sional Ordnance Depot Co., May 15, 1918, transferred
to Raritan Arsenal headquarteis where he was assigned to


Arsenal Company No. 1 as receiving clerk in the amunition
section. Promoted to Corporal, May 15, 1918; sergeant.
May 15, 1918; sergeant first class, Oct. 16, 1918; ordnance
sergeant, December 24, 1918. Transferred March 7, 1919 to
10th company 161st Depot Brigade, Camp Grant, Illinois.
Honorably discharged because of convenience of the gov-
ernment March 15, 1919, at Camp Grant, Illinois.

Service Record of William Norman Countryman.

William Norman Countryman enlisted in Chicago on
March 23, 1918, as an ordinary seaman. He was first as-
signed to the New York division and later transferred to
the U. S. Cutter "Mackinac." He was honorably discharged
in accordance with the provisions and regulations of the
government for the Coast Guard on March 18, 1919. His-
period of service extended over a period of eleven months,
and twenty-three days.


Chronological, Genealogical, Pictorial


Biographical History


Country mans in America

Countryman Genealogy

Part II

John E. Countryman







Those who do iiot look upon themselves as a link
connecting the past with the future do not perform
their duty to the world.— Daniel Webster

In cherished memory of my Father,
Mother, and sacred family ties — in kindly
appreciation of my brother Alvin's initia-
tive and marked success in Part I — and in
highest regard for our patriotic and heroic
ancestors, that had part in establishing, de-
veloping and maintaining our priceless re-
public; with all who in any way ^ave me
assistance, I most cheerfully dedicate Part
II of Cou7itryman Genealogy.














The Trail

Louis XIV

Queen Anne
George 1 George II George III

George Washington


Calvin Coolidge





Oitr hJeighbors for Haifa Century



The concept of a Countryman Genealogy Book origi-
nated with my brother, Alvin. This thought was conceived,
born and brought issue the last days of the 19th century.
In 1901 he attended a Countryman reunion at Clifton
Springs, New York, where he met representative members
of different Countryman clans and families that enthused
him to invite the eastern Countrymans to a reunion for
which he would arrange to be held at Rochelle, Illinois, in
June, 1902. At these gatherings he got data and inspiration
that gave impetus to his new born project. With diligent
effort he began gathering data that was basic to the enter-
prise by correspondence with individuals whom he thought
best informed in ancestral history.

In Norman W. Countryman, of Fultonville, N. Y.,
Rev. A. F- Countryman, Scottsburg, N. Y., and L. N. Coun-
tryman, of California, he found valuable informants. Inher-
ited documents found in possession of J. A. Countryman,
of Rochelle, 111., proved valuable in establishing the geneal-
ogy of the John line. Realizing the largness of the task un-
dertaken he naturally concentrated his efforts where he
could realize quickest and best results. This he found in
the John I. of the John line. To this he applied himself dil-
igently with marked success. The tardiness of correspond-
ents so retarded the work, and finding the burden of years
and ill health at the door, he reluctantly refrained from any
further effort, than to have published data acquired, which
he purpsoed in doing in the spring of 1916, when death oc-
curred January 13, 1916.

The work thus deferred was left to family and
friends to publish — which on account of the World War and
incident hindrances was postponed indefinitely.

Knowing something of the defeat my brother fell
in his physical disability to reach the goal of his aspirations
— a Countryman Genealogy — I felt challenged by an incited


kindred ambition to supplement and complement as best I
could, that which he had so complimentary begun.

Part I of the Countryman Genealogy is as he had
arranged it for publication, save bringing it to date by his
efficient daughter. Emma V.. his grandson, Arthur T. Guest,
and Ida Countryman Craft.

Never assured of ever making my eflfort tangible on
printed page, yet from a sense of personal satisfaction, I be-
gan a correspondence in 1917 and with other available
means I secured a mass of data far surpassing my initial
conception. Some of my immediate friends and relatives
becoming cognizant of data in hand, encouraged me to fur-
ther prosecution and warranted me in bringing the matter
of publication before our Countryman reunion June 27, 1923

Presenting at this gathering my idea of an extended
genealogy, with church, court and military records — compli-
mented with pictoral, physognom'ic and biographical his-
tory — also giving an approximate cost of publication. I was
then and there authorized to go forward, with the guaranty
of cousin Calvin Countryman that the cost of publication
would be promptly met.

Realizing the sole responsibility conferred and by me
assumed, I found in securing further data and selecting
from a mass of seven years' correspondence and memoranda
data, the copying and arranging of same for press, a task
wisdom counseled me as arduous and peiijlexing for a verg-
ing octegenarian. A remove of five generations has proven
the counsel correct. Generations have appealed in vain to
flush and vigor, so hoary head must need respond.

As Countryman historian I do not pose. Were I of
college polish, might I in earlier years graced page in history
full, of sires heroic, brave; and writ some lyric lines to note
their praise — my hand, less foreign to plow, the spade and

Malennial progress crowns the double century from
pioneers to present date. To kinsman, filial, strong, of
graphic mind and facile pen, is left the task to write the
wordy, worthy record they deserve-

Unfortunate indeed that contemporaries of three or


four generations since, had not chronicled invaluable data
from lips now silent and made tangible records now lost or
unintelligible from age. For this there is no retrieve — so
sense of duty calls on all to save a further loss to future
generations. To this end and any needed corrections, blank
pages are furnished in back of book. Delay and delays have
consequented much added correspondence. Importuning let-
ters for information, with self-addressed stamped envelopes
enclosed (at times repeated) have been ignored. Prayer
for vigor, patience and persistance has featui'ed the enter-
prise. The content of this book is the generous response
from appeal to many sources. Every page, a veiled sacrifice
in persistent effort — spotless from sordid gain. Yours at
publication price.

The better knowledge of the Countryman clan and
the many pleasant acquaintances made; the making tangible
and of easy access kindred records, and privileged to dedi-
cate to a common kinship and to the memory of a common
and heroic ancestry my latest effort of filial respect, is a joy
of ample recompense.

John E. Countryman, 1924-


- The Palatines

/^ (Copied from Harper's Encyclopedia.)

Early in the eighteenth century many inhabitants
of the Lower Palatinate lying on both sides of the Rhine in
Germany were driven from their homes by the persecutions
of Louis XIV, of France, whose armies desolated their coun-
try. England received many of the fugitives. In the spring
of 1708 on the petition of Joshua Koererthal, evangelical
minister for a body of Lutherans, for himself and thirty-
nine others to be transported to America, an order was is-
sued by the Queen in Council for such transportation and
their naturalization before leaving England. The Queen
provided for them at her own expense. This first company
of Palatines was first landed on Governors Island, New
York, and afterwards settled near the site of Newburg,
Orange County, N. Y. in the spring of 1709. In 1710 a
larger emigration of Palatines to America occurred, under
the guidance of Robt. Hunter, governor of New York- These
about 3000 in number, went further up the Hudson. Some
settled on Livingston Manor at Germantown, where a tract
of 6000 acres was bought from Livingston by the British
government for their use. Some soon afterwards crossed
the Hudson into Greene County and settled at West Camp —
others went far up the Mohawk while a considerable body
went to Berks County, Pennsylvania, and were the ances-
tors of many patriotic families in that state.

Palatines from Greene's Story of Old Fort Plain and the
Middle Mohawk Valley:

Their country desolated by war in 1708 a large body
of German immigrants from the Palatinate on the Rhine
landed in New York and were settled on the Hudson where
their treatment by the province is open to great criticism.
In 1711 their number was said to be 1761, but they had no

idea of remaining in their deplorable condition

In 1711 some of them moved to Schoharie Valley and some
are suppo.sed to have settled in Palatine (Mohawk Valley)
about that date. They are said to have threaded on foot an


intricate Indian trail .bearing upon their backs their world-
ly possessions consisting of a "few rude tools, a scanty sup-
ply of provisions, a meager wardrobe and a small number of
rusty fire-arms." In 1723, numbers of Palatines emigrated
to Pennsylvania, others moved up and settled in the dis-
tricts of Canajoharie and Palatine and along the Mohawk
and by 1725 there were settlements of these Germans ex-
tending up the river to German Flats, the eastern part of
th valley being settled earlier by Dutch farmers. October
19, 1723, the Stone Arabia patent was granted to 27 Pala-
tines, who, with their families, numbered 127. The tract
conveyed by this deed contained 12,700 acres. (An earlier
settlement in S. A. in 1713.)

Both Palatines and Dutch had suffered untold hard-
ships for their religion. The presence of the Palatines in the
Mohawk Valley was largely due to these facts- Under such
circumstances they took their religion seriously. Hence Re-
formed and Lutheran Churches were early organized in the
various settlements. Preaching in these churches was in
the German or Dutch language, or both at intervals. After
the Revolution, English was introduced in some of the

At the beginning of the Revolution it may be roughly
estimated that in the entire valley one half of the population
was of German blood, one quarter of Holland descent, and
one quarter of other racial elements, or in other words
three quarters "Mohawk Dutch." After the Revolution,
with growing immigi'ation, the Teutonic element somewhat
decreased, but the majority of the families of a great part
of the valley possess some strain of this sterling blood.

Immigration and Settlement of the Palatines in Mo-
hawk Valley. Mccauley says:

"Honest, laborious men who had once been thriving:
burgers of Manheim and Heidelberg or who had cultivated'
the vine on the banks of the N. Hecker and the Rhine, their
ingenuity and their diligence could not fail to enrich any
land which should afford them an asylum."

They rather resembled the Huguenots, as tiiey were
driven from their homes by the armies of France, who laid

waste their lands and destroyed their cities and the perse-
cution of their own Palatine princes who were alternately
Calvinists. Lutherans or Romanists.

They came to this country for freedom to worship
God, and the Calvinists and Reformed built their churches
side' by side on the Hudson and on the Schoharie and Mo-
hawk. The exodus of the Palatines bears some resemblance
to the exodus of the children of Israel from the fact that it
seems to have been a movement of nearly the whole people.
Some went to Holland, others to south Germany; but the

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