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(4) Ira Steele (son of Anna Ostrom), of Baltimore, Mary-
land, married Fredrica Govett. Issue: (i) William; (ii)

Ira; (iii) Annie Margaret; (iv) Frederick, married Jessica ;

(v) Alfred Starkey.

(5) William Steele (son of Anna Ostrom), of Helena,
Montana, married (1st) Adelaide Bailey. Issue: Anna Breeze.
Married (2nd) Anna B. Walker.

(6) Annie Currie Steele (daughter of Anna Ostrom),
married June 3, 1885, Ronald MacDonald Winans of New
York City, now of Chicago. Issue: (i) Chauncey W., born
May 23, 1886, died April 8, 1895; (ii) Ronald Keith, born
May 27, 1887; (iii) Frances Sutton, born November 4, 1889;
(iv) Thomas Wickham, born March 30, 1892; (v) Harvey-
Steele, born July 5, 1898.




(i) Mary Townshend (daughter of Mary F. Lockwood),
married at St. Thomas Church, New York City, January 10,
1 89 1, J. Clifford Rennard. Issue: (i) John Townshend; (ii)
Dorothy Sinclair; (hi) Joseph Clifford.


(1) Anna Elizabeth Sands (daughter of Sarah A. Lock-
wood), married December 4, 1873, Samuel E. Simonds. Issue:
(i) Mary Edith, born September 18, 1874; (ii) George Lock-
wood, born November 1, 1878; (hi) Clarissa, born May 29,

(2) Mary Lockwood Sands (daughter of Sarah A. Lock-
wood), married September 4, 1877, Charles Augustus Valen-
tine, of Milton, New York. Issue: Charles Augustus, born
December 10, 1880.


(1) Annie E. Roe (daughter of Elizabeth F. Lockwood),
married October 18, 1882, Frank Watson Child. Issue: (i)
Elizabeth Roe, born October 15, 1884; (ii) Harold Watson,
born October 24, 1886, died July 29, 1887; (hi) John Towns-
hend, born August 2, 1888; (iv) Frank Moore, born March
17, 1891; (v) Dorothy Josephine, born June 21, 1893; (vi)
Andrew Roe, born November 2, 1895; (vii) Robert Watson,
born January 13, 1898; (viii) Ralph Vandyck, born June 16,

(2) Robert L. Roe (son of Elizabeth F. Lockwood), mar-
ried in New York, June 20, 1888, Camille Lucre. Issue: (i)
Alma Lockwood, born December 19, 1889; Emilie Mathilde,
born July 29, 1891 ; Robert Luere, born July 5, 1895.




(i) Blanche Lockwood (daughter of Daniel), married
Richard Fritz. Issue: Frances, married William Crane.


(i) Mary A. Lockwood (daughter of Josiah), married
Ritchie Y. Dykeman. Issue: (i) Andrew Roe, born April
15, 1892; (ii) Robert Lockwood, born February 27, 1894.

(2) Robert S. Lockwood (son of Josiah), married 1895,
Ella Wilson. Issue: Robert Smith, born February 11, 189S,
died April 16, 1898.


(1) John L. Falconer (son of Jonathan) married, Janu-
ary 4, 1898, Serepta Elizabeth Woodward, born October 5.
1869. Issue: (i) Jonathan Paul, born July 20, 1899; < ii >
Donald McKinney, born January 2, 1901 ; (iii) Richard Ely,
born August 24, 1902.

(2) William Baldwin Falconer (son of Jonathan), mar-
ried, 1907, Maude Elliot. Issue: William Elliot, born June
20, 1908.


(1) Elizabeth R. Comstock (daughter of Charles G.), 0:
St. Joseph, Missouri, married, June 21, 1899, Pier McDona' I
Issue: Claude Comstock, born April 4, 1902.


(1) George C. Holden (son of Esther A. Comstock), ol
Colorado Springs, married, September 21, 1880, Ida C. Lew^-



Issue: (i) Nancy Esther, born June 20, 1881; (ii) Ida Mar-
ian, born August 2, 1883, died July 27, 1S84; (iii) Lewis Marvel,
born June 14, 1885; (iv) Charles Fielding, born November 10,
1887; (v) Dorothea Maria, born July 26, 1891; (vi) George
Donald, born May 10, 1894; (vii) Tom Comstock, born March
17, 1897.


(1) William Falconer Whitfield (son of Anne E. Fal-
coner), married October 16, 1S95, Mabel Parisette Whitfield.
Issue: Raoul Fauconnier.


(1) Laura Falconer Smith (daughter of William B.),
married in New York, November 11, 1880, Jacob Bush Weller,
of White Plains. Issue: (i) Lillian B., born September 26,
1883; (ii) Florence A., born February 3, 1885; (iii) Ethel E. C.,
born April 26, 1889; (iv) Mabel C, born January 26, 1891;
(v) Mary Elizabeth, born April 20, 1897.


(1) Elizabeth de Hass Falconer (daughter of William H.),
married October 16, 1900, Alonzo C. Robinson of New York.
She died March 9, 1902. Issue: Adele, born August 6, 1901.


(1) Howell Corby Perrin (son of Frederick M.), married
at St. John's Church, Yonkers, New York, June 3, 1905,
Annie May Kerr. Issue: (i) Jean Falconer, born December



21, 1906; (ii) May Kerr, born January 21, 1908, died May 3,

(2) Charles Lansing Perrin (son of Frederick M.), mar-
ried in Trinity Chapel, New York City, November 27, 1906.
Claudine Sharp. Issue: Carolyn Olivia, born January 21.


(1) May Bogardus (daughter of Caroline M. Fisher)
married November 12, 1878, Frederick Borandford. Issue:
Henry Ashley Bogardus, born February 1, 1881. The deaths
of these parents occurring respectively May 20, 1893, and No-
vember 20, 1889, Henry A. Bogardus was legally adopted by
his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Bogardus of Chicago,


(1) Henry Fisher McLain (son of Louisa A. Fisher), of
Elm Grove, West Virginia, married August 12, 1897, Sara A.
McCullough. Issue: (i) Henry McC, born September II,
1898; (ii) Jessie Adele, born April 8, 1900; (iii) Robert A.,
born May 15, 1903; (iv) Carolyn Gamage, born October 23,


(1) William Effingham Sutton (son of Fannie Steele),
married June, 1892, Louisa Lawrence Campbell. Issue: (1)
David Campbell, born March 1, 1893; (ii) Helen Lawrence,
born May 29, 1894; (iii) William Effingham, born December
2 5» 1899; (iv) Neilson McVickar, born November 19, 1900.

(2) Harold Falconer Sutton (son of Fannie Steele), mar-
ried June 27, 1908, Mary Margaretta Anthony. Issue: Al-
lard Anthony, born May 23, 1909.




(i) Mary Azelia Steele (daughter of Henry S.), married
George Holden. Issue, four children.

(2) Whitmore Steele (son of Henry S.), married and has

(3) Azelia Steele (daughter of Henry S.), married

Wilkinson and has three children.


(1) Edna Steele (daughter of Edward), married Joseph
Graham. Issue: Annetta Elise.


(1) Annie Margaret Steele (daughter of Ira), married
Robert Henning Winans. Issue: (i) Margaret Steele; (ii)
Robert Govett.


(1) Mary Edith Simonds (daughter of Anna E. Sands),
married February 10, 1900, Roswell H. Johnson, of Barths-
ville, Oklahoma. Issue: (i) Helen S., born January 28,
1901 ; (ii) Elizabeth S., born September 27, 1902; (iii) Roswell
H., born April 10, 1908.


(1) Charles Augustus Valentine (son of Mary L. Sands),
of Milton, New York, married April 26, 1904, Helen Frances



Stevens. Issue: (i) Mary Elizabeth, born January 27, 1905;
(ii) Helen Augusta, born November 16, 1906.


(1) Nancy Esther Holden (daughter of George C.), mar-
ried January 5, 1903, Dr. George M. Anderson of Colorado
Springs. Issue: (i) George Holden, born July 30, 1904.
died July 16, 1905; (ii) Virginia Clara, born July 30, 1904.

(2) Lewis Marvel Holden (son of George C), married
June 11, 1908, Narcissa McCammon. Issue: Lewis Marvel.
born November 10, 1909.


(1) Henry Ashley Bogardus (son of May Bogardus).. 0:'
Chicago, married, 1907, Marion A. La very. Issue: Jean,
born July 18, 1908.


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FALCONER (Fauconnier)

It is hardly possible that a full genealogy of this family
can be prepared at this time, but much data bearing on its
history has been collated, which it is hoped will prove of as-
sistance to any one of the family who may, in the future,
choose to continue the pedigree.


The Compilers.












John Archer, of Fordham, New York, was descended
from Fulbert L'Archer, who came into England with William
the Conqueror in 1066. The family was of Norman origin.*
In the Ancient Catalogue or Roll of Battle Abbey, Sussex,
Eng., occurs the name of Fulbert L'Archer, of Umberslade,
Warwick; and the family for 400 years was seated in Corn-
wall. The eldest son of Fulbert L'Archer was Robert, tutor
to young Henry I, son of William the Conqueror, from whom
he received a grant of seven manors, in Berks. Henry I
styled him "Magister Meus." From Robert, follow twelve
direct generations.* Andrew Archer was Armiger of Tan-
wark. John Archer represented Helston in Parliament, in
the reign of Henry VI, 1422-1461. The eldest son of Richard,
twelfth in descent from Fulbert, was Humphrey, of Warwick,
born in 1527 and died October 24, 1562. Richard's wife was
Elizabeth Townsend. Their third son was John, born in
1553, whose wife was Eleanor Frewin, and their eldest son

♦In the Roll of the Church of Dives are mentioned Archard, Archere
d'lvri and Hubert, de Mont Canise. Dives was one of the chief ports of
the duchy of Normandy, and now in the department of Calvados; noted
in the nth century, in French and English histories, as the place where
William the Conqueror met his companions in arms for the furthering of
the expedition to subjugate England.

*In 1272, reign of Edward I, Henry L'Archer (assize Roll of Lau-
miston) was seated at Lizards Liners, Cornwall. Ensigns occur in old
carved work among quarterings of allied families.



was John; second son, Samuel; third son Gabriel, and a young-
er son Henry.

Gabriel Archer, gentleman, and attorney of Warwick,
accompanied the expedition which sailed from Falmouth,
England, March 26, 1602, in command of Bartholomew Gos-
nold, for America. This expedition explored the coast of
New England and returned to England. On April 26, 1607,
Capt. Gabriel Archer was fiercely attacked and wounded
by the Indians, at a certain point of land on the Virginia
coast where he landed in company with Capt. John Smith,
George Percy, George Kendall and others. There were three
ships in this expedition. On April 29th they set up the cross,
and the next day sailed away. The 12th of May they dis-
covered a point of land on a river (James), which they named
Archer's Hope, in honor of Capt. Gabriel Archer, "and if it
had not been disliked because the ships could not sail near,
we had settled there, to all the colonies contentment." On
April 29, 1896, the Association for the Preservation of Vir-
ginia Antiquities put upon the old lighthouse at Cape Henry,
a bronze tablet with these words: "Near this spot landed,
on April 26, 1607, Capt. Gabriel Archer, Gent., Hon. George
S. Percy, Edward Wingfield and 27 others, who calling the
place Cape Henry, planted a cross, Apr. 29, 1607."

Samuel Archer, elder brother of Gabriel, came to and
settled at Salem, Massachusetts, in 1630. His wife was
Alice Allan, of the Allans of Clairemont, England. They had
two sons, Henry and John. John Archer with a party of
others, left Salem, and reached Fairfield, Connecticut, in 1654.
In 1656, John Archer established himself, in New York, as a
prominent shipping merchant, owning ships that plied be-
tween that city and England.

Sept. 18, 1667, he bought of Elias Doughty of Flushing,
Long Island, 1253 acres of land in Westchester County.



This was confirmed by the Indians, March 4, 1669. He
purchased other lands adjoining on the north making 2000
acres. Governor Lovelace issued letters patent erecting the
whole into an enfranchised township or manor, giving leave
that he should settle sixteen families on the land, ordaining
that whatever agreement Archer should make with the inhab-
itants, he would confirm. This land he assigned to Archer
and his heirs and assigns forever in as large and ample a man-
ner as if he held directly from the king, rendering and paying
yearly unto his Royal Highness, the Duke of York or his gov-
ernors, as quit rent, 20 bushels of good peas on the first day of
March. The patent was dated November 13, 1673. This
Manor John Archer named Fordham, and here he built his
residence. This Fordham was not the one of that name of
the present time, extending as it did from the fording-place
from about Kingsbridge to Highbridge towards Yonkers,
where he had purchased other land; thus being seized in fee
of 2000 acres and more.

John Archer married Mary Fowler of Westchester. He
died suddenly in his coach while journeying from New York
to his manorial residence, Oct. — , 1685. He was interred on
Tetard Hill.

His eldest son, John II, succeeded his father as lord of
the manor. He married Sarah Odell, daughter of Wm. Odell of
East Chester. The license for this marriage was issued by
Governor Dongan. "Given under my hand and seal, at Fort
James, New York, seventh day of October, 1686, in the second
year of his Majestie's reign."

Under John Archer III, son of the above, the entire estate
of the Manor of Fordham passed out of the Archer family.
"On account of financial complications, this John Archer
mortgaged the property to one Steenwick, a member of the
New Dutch Church of New York City. Steenwick dying,



the mortgage passed to his wife. She, afterwards, married
the minister of this church, and was induced to give the
mortgage to The Dutch Church with the proviso that 300
acres of the land surrounding the old Manorial Residence
should be retained by its present occupant, Benjamin Archer,
during his lifetime." "It then passed to the Church, which
has ever since refused an examination of the papers."

Margaret Archer, whose daughter Cathrine Corby mar-
ried John Perrin, was great granddaughter of John Archer II
and Sarah Odell, and daughter of Anthony Archer and Mar-
garet Mapes. See chart. Margaret Archer was born May
4, 1776. Her first marriage, in 1796, was to John Carriere
Corby of New York City, by whom she had one child, Cath-
rine. In 1814, she married a second time, this time to her
cousin, Benjamin Archer, a merchant of New York City, and
a son of Gabriel Archer and Sarah Hunt. Margaret Archer
was as staunch an Episcopalian, as had been her grandfather
and great-grandfather, who were long associated as vestry-
men with St. John's church, Yonkers.


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This ancient family, issuing from a noble race, was es-
tablished in Castre, Languedoc, and thence divided into four
substantial branches. It had its origin in the family of de la
Baulme from Saint Amour, Seigneur de la Baulme of Cedron,
in Bresse, who was living in 1086. The line following this
family arose to prominence in Deodat de Perrin, living in
1 1 16. From this eldest branch to the 17th degree, there
arose the line of LaBessierre in the person of Michel de Perrin,
chevalier, under the name of Chevalier de la Bessierre. He
served 53 years as lieutenant ard colonel, dying at Villefranche
de Constant, in the service of the king. This branch furnished
many distinguished officers and Chevaliers of the Order of
St. Louis, and had numerous representatives in the Crusades
to the Holy Land. "Transplanted and seated in various
provinces of France," "the Perrin de Paris Coat Armorial is
in conformity with those borne at the early period ; the decor-
ations are of The Order of Saint Louis, and those of the Cru-
sades and Pilgrimages. This ancient nobility, which, at all
times was in the service of the State and King, made alliances
among the best houses of nobility." "Deeply rooted in the
hearts of most of us, there lives an interest in the past and a
desire to place oneself in some relation to the generations that
have preceded us."

"As early as 1512 an eager demand for the Scriptures had
sprung up in France. Society became electric and was stirred



to a new awakening; nobleman, scholar, artisan. The first
signs of the movement showed themselves in the town of
Meuse, about fifty miles northeast of Paris, where fourteen
persons were burned at the stake for their avowal to the cause.
Persecution raged hottest in and around Paris for years, and
on June 27, 1551 . the Edict of Chateaubriand was declared.
Hosts of the nobility came out from the old religion; Lords,
Captains of the Horse, Admiral du Quesne, Marquis Du
Ruvigny, Marshal Schomberg, Count Perrin, the Fauconnier
and others. Edward VI ordered churches to be set apart for
the use of refugees, and 100,000 persons left France in the
16th century, and passed over into England and Holland."
The family of Perrin were seated in Paris as early as
1450. John Perrin, gentleman, with his wife, Anne Bruneau.*
were connected with St. Dunstan's Parish, London, in 1580.
Later he is found in Chelmsford, Essex; and it is from this place
that is traced the first of the name that came to America.*
John Perrin, aged 21, his son, according to Massachusetts
records, took passage from Gravesend, England, in the ship
Safety, John Grant, Master, which landed at Boston Aug. 10,
1635. This vessel brought passengers from London. This
John Perrin (I, as we shall call him) soon went to Braintree,
where he married Anna (or Hannah) Hubert, daughter of
Richard Hubert of Monte Canise, Normandy, one of the
ship's passengers. He remained here eight years, when he,

*Daughter of Jean Bruneau, counselor. He was an eminent citizen,
whose family had obtained patents of nobility. Their chateau of La Chj-
boissiere is near la Yilledieu, ten miles south of Poitiers in Poitou.

*The classic English language of Shakespeare prevailed throughout
middle eastern England, Essex, Sussex, Kent, Suffolk, Oxford and Cam-
bridge. The great Puritan emigration from 1628 to 1642 to New Eng-
land brought many Englishmen of this stamp. After 1642 this emigration
ceased. Naturally, some of the grace and literary taste of these emigrant
ancestors would be lost in the numerous succeeding generations from alien
marriages or other causes.



with the Rev. Samuel Newman and others, founded or settled
the town of Rehoboth. Massachusetts. In the records of
this town, the name of Perrin is spelled variously; Perrin,
Perin, Parin, Perham, which led Savage to suppose, "There
were two families, John and Abraham Perrin and John and
Abraham Perham." "A careful examination of the town
records shows that there was only one family there, and that
the descendants of John Perrin I, or Sen., of Rehoboth now
all write the name Perrin or Perin. The ancestor of the New
England family of Perham never lived in Rehoboth." (From
the Clerk of Rehoboth, March, 1872, in a letter to W. B. Lap-
ham, Augusta, Maine. N. E. Hist. & Gen. Reg., Vol. 26).


John Perrin I, Sen., was born in Chelmsford, Essex,
England, in 1614, and died in Rehoboth, September 15, 1674.
His will is dated June 16, 1674, proved November 23, 1674.
He bequeathed all his property equally to his wife Anna, sons
John and Abraham, and daughters Anna and Mary.
John Perrin I and wife Anna had first child Mary who was
born in Braintree, Dec. 22, 1640, and died there. John, the
first son, was born in Braintree, April 10, 1642, before the
removal to Rehoboth. Anna was born July 12, 1645, at Re-
hoboth, where the other children were born- Abraham,
March 1, 1647, and Mary, February 7, 1649. Mary married
Jacob Ormsbee, December 12, 1670. Anna married Thomas
Read June 16, 1675.

Springing as he did from a distinguished family in Eng-
land and France, it is evident that John Perrin, Sen., soon
after his arrival in America, became a leader, and by the dig-
nity of his bearing, and knowledge of the refinements of the
society of his day, made a lasting impression on the life of the
colony. Many families, conspicuous in the Plymouth and



Massachusetts Bay Colonies in this early period, were at the
same time represented in the Virginia Colony; the Smalleys,
Perrins, Deweys, Washburns, and others among them.

The properties accumulated by these men were the result
of extraordinary foresight and prudence. It was more than
the mere determination to win success as a start.

"It is the privilege of history to impart the experience
of age without its infirmities; to bring back things long ob-
scured by time, or sinking into oblivion, and enable us to
form some reasonable conjecture of what may happen to

In the records of the first meeting of the Original Planters
of Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, October 24, 1643, appears
the name of John Perrin, taxed for his lands, which had been
granted himby,the Court of Plymouth, there being "65 lottes "
Among the other names are those of Walter Palmer, Wm.
Cheesebrough, Nicholas Ide and Peter Hunt. Again, at a
town meeting to draw for a division of woodland, June 31,
1644, were mentioned John Sutton, John Perrin, Thomas
Bliss, and twenty-five others. Again. July 5, 1644, at a meet-
ing for selecting nine men for the protection of the town, and
for fencing off plots or lots, were named John Perrin, Walter
Palmer, John Allen, Thomas Cooper and others. On the
same day lots were drawn for the Great Plain; John Perrm
and Joseph Torrey being among them. Feb. 12, 1646, John
Perrin and three others were given the right to set up a
"Weier or Cove." On the same day, John Perrin and others
were to draw lots for the new Meadow. June 22, 1658, John
Perrin, Thomas Willets and others drew for lots on the north
side of the towm. John Perrin seems to have have been promi-
nent among the men of his town, being frequently elected to
office. He, with Nicholas Ide, shared the position of surveyor
for some years, and he was clerk and also constable many



years. The town was built in a semi- circular form, with the
church and parsonage in the centre. In 1663, their beloved
pastor, Samuel Newman, died. He was a hard student, and
wrote the first Concordance in the English language. His
posterity is very numerous to the present day, 1910.


In 1668, Rev. Ncah Newman was called to the pastorate,
when John Perrin II was appointed, "to see to the enlarging
of the beloved Pastor's house, planting an orchard, and to
see that wood shall be carried in for his winter's fire." John
Perrin II appears to have succeeded his father in the manage-
ment of public affairs as surveyor, constable and other offices.
He was among the men who, headed by Rev. Newman and
accompanied by a small party of Mohegan Indians, gave chase
to King Philip. In 1676, Rehoboth was the scene of the
bloodiest battle of King Philip's War in Plymouth Colony.
John Perrin II was one among others to advance money to
the town for its defence. The widow of Abraham Perrin, his
brother, gave "14IDS., 2 shills.," toward the pay of those
engaged in the conflict. In 1668, John Perrin II appears with
others, in the records, drawing for lands in the North Pur-
chase. He was a man of means, and died at Roxbury May 6,
1694, while there on a visit to his son Noah. He was buried
at Rehoboth. John II married Mary Hunt in 1667 and had
ten children; John, Samuel, Mary, Nathaniel, Mehitable,
Noah, Daniel, Nehemiah, David and Susanna. Some of the
sons went to Pomfret and Woodstock, Connecticut. Susanna
married June 22, 1708, Capt. Joseph Chandler of Pomfret,
who was born at Roxbury in 1683. They were ancestors of
the numerous Chandler families.*

*See Dr. George Chandler's Family Book. Mrs. Hedges, of Taunton,
Massachusetts, is a second great granddaughter of Capt. Joseph Chandler
and Susanna Perrin.



Daniel Perrin, the fifth son, married Abigail Carpenter,
whose daughter Abigail married John Newman. Daniel went
to Connecticut and bought part of the original homestead of
P. Aspinwall of Putnam County, New York.


Noah Perrin I, 6th son of John II, went to Roxbury,
Massachusetts, at a very early age, and became a manufac-
turer there. He was a respected man of affairs, and a staunch

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