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recovered sufficiently to walk about quite well, although a little lame. In person
Mr. Newton was tall, of large frame, spare of flesh, fair of face, with a quiet
manner that was at once pleasing, observant and appreciative.

His widow placed a memorial window in the Baptist Chapel at Montague.

Mr. Newton's children were born, the eldest in Montague, the twins in Leverett,
and the youngest in Cazenovia, N. Y.

CHILDKEN.

3694. ti. Edwin Baxter 8 , b. April 8, 1845 ; m. Anna G. Perkins.

3695. tii. Willie Stephen 8 (twin), b. May 27, 1850; m. Mary Conner.

3696. iii. Charlie Seaver 8 (twin), b. May 27, 1850; at North Leverett; unm. ; was

living at Kokomo, Ind., in 1906 ; educated in the common and high schools ;
republican ; member of the Baptist Church. In 1886 he had been several
years at Kokomo, Ind., where he was occupied in mill or store or farm,
and where he continues to reside (1912).

3697. tiv. Clarence Edson 8 , b. Aug. 1, 1859 ; m. Addie A. Mathews.

2967. DEACON CHRISTOPHER NEWTON 7 (Stephen 9 , Paul 5 , Nathan*.
Jonathan 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Stephen and Achsah (Smith) Newton of
Southborough, Mass., and Cazenovia, N Y., was born at Cazenovia, N. Y., March
30, 1813, and died before January, 1903.

He married, March 11, 1840, Mary Chandler, adopted daughter of Luke May
of Cazenovia, N. Y., where she was born, July 6, 1820. She died there Decem-
ber 12, 1889.

Mr. Newton was a carpenter. He served a regular apprenticeship at the trade
and for many years led the trade in his town. He resided in Cazenovia, N. Y.,
where his children were born. He joined the Baptist Church when about four-
teen years of age and continued his membership through his life. He was elected
deacon for many years, and served in that capacity until excused through weight
of years from active service therein. He was educated in the public schools ;
republican in politics. "Christopher was the still one of the family, making no
unnecessary talk, and yet a man of good mind," says his brother.

CHILDREN.

3698. i. Herbert M. 8 , b. Sept. 25, 1842 ; enlisted as a soldier in the Civil War, Aug.

14, 1862, in Company K, 114th regiment, New York Volunteers, and died
at Brashear City, La., Aug. 24, 1863.

3699. tii. Charles M. 8 , b. June 15, 1851 ; m. Julia A. Perkins.

3700. iii. Ella M. 8 , b. July 17, 1854; m. Nov. 14, 1874, Rev. Judson O. Perkins, son

of Wilson and Sarah (Hollowday) Perkins of Cazenovia, N. Y., where
he was born Oct. 10, 1847. They lived ten years or more after mar-
riage at Copenhagen, Lewis County, N. Y., where their children were
born, viz. :

3701. 1. May L. 9 Perkins, b. April 13, 1876.

3702. 2. Wilson 3 Perkins, b. June 24, 1879.

3703. 3. Willis C. 9 Perkins, b. Sept. 17, 1883 ; d. Feb. 10, 1885.

2968. STEPHEN NEWTON 7 , JR. (Stephen 6 , Paul 5 , Nathan*, Jonathan 3 ,
Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Stephen and Achsah (Smith) Newton of Southborough,

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Mass., and Cazenovia, N. Y., was born at Cazenovia, N. Y., December 2, 1820,
and died there December 31, 1902, aged 82.

He married at Cazenovia, N. Y.. September 25, 1844, Lydia Bartlett Kellogg,
daughter of Otis and Mary (Watrous) Kellogg* of Colchester, Conn., and Caze-
noviaj X. Y. She was born at Colchester, Conn., April 18, 1824, and died at
Cazenovia, May 5, 1903 — Tuesday at 4 i>. m.

Mr. Newton was a successful fanner in Cazenovia, N. Y. His farm of 230
acres lies about one mile from his father's homestead. He made dairying a
specialty; was owner of a creamery and cheese factory, having the milk from
230 cows. Mr. Newton was a man of good judgment in any matter with which
he was acquainted. He was one to whom the neighbors come for help and
sympathy when trouble or difficulty overtakes them. He has been called to
settle two difficult estates; which he did to the satisfaction of all concerned.
In September, 1886, he was engaged as executor in a will case, the will dispos-
ing of $65,000, having ten lawyers — some of the best talent in the state — against
him, and won his case.

Of the politics of himself and his brother Lewis, he writes: "I am proud to
say we hold no office; we have always been on the off-side party; have for the
last thirty years (1856-1886) been firmly attached to the Democratic party, which
has always been in the minority in this town; but has grown from seventeen
voters, when I first joined it, to 519 at the last election. The only offices I have
ever held were Commissioner of Highways for three years, and Excise Commis-
sioner for eight years ; which last I resigned on account of ill health and private
business."

Mr. Newton became quite stout and fleshy as he grew older, and was much
afflicted with rheumatism; but was able to get about in a carriage and attend
to business.

Mrs. Newton was a pleasant lady with a bright mind. She writes me of her
grandmother's wedding shoes — as described below. She was a member of the

* Phillippe Kellogg 1 of Booking, Essex, England, 1583 ; of Great Leighs 1585 and 1611,
and later In Braintree, England ; had ten children. The sixth was

Martin Kellogg 2 , bapt. 1595, in Great Leighs, England ; d. Braintree, England, 1671 ;
weaver and cloth worker; res. Great Leighs and Braintree; m. 1621, Prudence Bird (dau.
of John), who d. before 1671. Seven children. The sixth was

Samuel Kellogg 3 , prob. b. Braintree, England, after 1630; rem. to America, where the
first record of him is his marriage, Nov. 24, 1664. to Mrs. Sarah (Day) Ginn, dau. of Rob-
ert and Editha (Stebbins) Day of Hartford, Conn., and wid. of Nathaniel Gunn of same place.
She was slain by Indians in 1677. Four children. He m. (2) 1679, Sarah Root. dau. of
Thomas of Westfield, Conn. Three children. He was a farmer ; res. in Hadley, Mass., had
house-lot there 1664, and d. 1711. His second child was

Lieut. Nathaniel Kellogg 4 , b. 1671, in Hatfield, Mass. ; d. 1757 ; res. Hadley and Col-
chester. Conn. Had sawmill and gristmill ; m. (1) Margaret , who d. 1747, aged 71 ;

eight children; m. (2) 1748, Mrs. Priscilla Williams of Colchester. His sixth child was

Abner Kellogg 5 , b. about 1716, Colchester. Conn. ; d. 1754, aged 38. Colchester ; m. 1740,
Lydia Otis, b. 1717, one of the eighteen children of Nathaniel Otis of Yarmouth, Mass. She
d. 1771, aged 54. Seven children. The fourth was ,

Capt Abner Kellogg , b. 1746, Colchester ; d. 1821 ; tanner ; res. Colchester ; m. 1768,
Lydia Bartlett, b. 1748, dau. of Ichabod Bartlett of Windsor, Conn., and Desire Otis, his
wife. Eleven children. The eighth was

Otis Kellogg 7 , b. July 20. 1785 ; d. July, 1856, at Syracuse, N. Y. He was a farmer)
in Colchester, Conn., where four children were born ; rem. in 1827 to Cazenovia, N. Y., and
had three other children. lie m. March 18. 1818, Mary Watrous, b. 1795, dau. of Theodore
Watrous. She d. March 28, 1855, aged 60. Their children were: Abner Otis 8 (M.D.), 1820;
Henry. WatroueP, 1822 : Lydia liartletl". April 18. 1824, m. Stephen Newton, Jr. ; Caroline
Parsons*, 1826; John Milton*. 1829, soldier in Civil War; Mary Elizabeth*. 1831; Charles
Dennison 8 , 1835.

Mrs. Lydia Bartlett (Kellogg) Newton writes: "My grandmother, Lydia Bartlett (after
whom I was named), was married to Capt. Abner Otis Kellogg in the year 1768, and her
wedding shoes are now (1886) in existence. My sister Caroline has one of them and a cousin
in New York City the other. They are a curious specimen of a shoe, indeed. They are made
of white kid and blue satin and wooden heels covered with the kid. The toes of the shoe
are as sharp as a whittled stick. The heels are very high and nearly in the middle of the
foot. I do not see how she could step in them ; but if it were the fashion, she must wear
them, whether there was comfort in them or not." The mention of the shoes in the Kellogg
Genealogy [Vol. 2, p. 173] gives them to Desire Otis (see above), mother of Lydia Bartlett.



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Baptist Church; and as to Mr. Newton, he did not bind himself to any creed —
was content to do God's will. Mr. and Mrs. Newton died in their home at Caze-
novia. Burial in that town. Their son has succeeded to the estate and carries
on the same business. He is the only one of the Newton family who occupies
one of the adjoining three Newton homesteads, of Stephen, Sr., Stephen, Jr.,
and Lewis Newton.

CHILDREN.

3704. i. Mary Emma 8 , b. Oct. 17, 1855; m. June 12, 1877, Edgar A. Perkins, son of

Esli S. and Sarah (Joslyn) Perkins of Verona, Oneida County, X. Y. He
was born May 15, 1S56. His sister married Charles M. Newton, cousin.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Perkins were graduates of Cazenovia Seminary. They
owned a place in Vine Valley, Wayne County, N. Y., where they reside —
farmer, fruit-grower ; grapes and peaches his principal crop.

3705. ii. Warren Keixogg 8 , b. Feb. 17, 1857 ; educated at Cazenovia Seminary ; unm.

(1906) ; resides on the homestead of his father; a professional cheese
maker, engaged in a large factory in Cazenovia in 1886 ; also engaged in
buying and selling butter and cheese for the New York City market.

2970. LEWIS NEWTON 7 (Stephen 6 , Paul 5 , Nathan 4 , Jonathan 3 , Moses 2 ,
Richard 1 ), son of Stephen and Achsah (Smith) Newton of Southborough, Mass.,
and Cazenovia, N. Y., was born at Cazenovia, N. Y., September 23, 1825, and
died there.

He married, November 28, 1849, Emily Bradley, daughter of Jonathan and
Anna (Sabins) Bradley* of Nelson, Madison County, N. Y., where she was
born October 29, 1829 — which was two months after the death of her father. She
died at Cazenovia, N. Y.

Mr. Newton received his education in the public schools, and became a farmer.
He purchased a hundred acres of land adjoining the farm of his father, and
made dairying his specialty, and was successful in putting himself in good
circumstances financially. He was a Democrat in politics ; and "like his
brother Stephen, making profession of no creed in religion, was an esteemed,
honorable, upright man." "He was quite social among his acquaintances, and
loved to have his friends call upon him." In his last years he was afflicted with
what seemed a premonition of paralysis of the lower limbs. After his death his
farm was sold out of the family. In 1906 Mrs. Newton was living with her
daughter, Mrs. Rumsey, at Grand Rapids, Mich.

Mr. Newton had four daughters — and no son.

CHILDREN.

3706. i. Sylvia A. 8 , b. July 4, 1852 ; d. Feb. 11, 1863.

3707. ii. Lillian H. s , b. Nov. 12, 1862. She was graduated from the Cazenovia Sem-

inary, and was for several years a successful teacher in the public schools.
She married at Grand Rapids, Mich.. April 14, 1883. William J. Holmes,
son of Sevmour and Atlanta (Blyun) Holmes of Cazenovia, formerly of
Orleans County, N. Y., born Oct. 30, 1860, died Sept. 11, 1885. No chil-
dren. She married (2) a Mr. Rumsey. They were living in 1906 at No.
493 South Iona St., Grand Rapids, Mich.

3708. iii. Jennie J. 8 , b. Feb. 16, 1868 ; graduated at the Cazenovia Seminary ; m.

before 1906, at Syracuse, N. Y., .

3709. to. Flora M. 8 , b. Oct. 21, 1870; graduated at Cazenovia Seminary; was a

typewriter in 1906, residing in Syracuse, N. Y.

* JonatiiAxV Bradley (not traced) of Nelson, Madison County, N. Y., who died Dec. — .

1829 ; m. Anna Sabins. b. , at Danville, N. Y. She was left a widow while young

in experience, with five small children and not ample funds to provide for them ; but while
she had a hard time at first to get along, she was equal to the occasion, and a mother to
be proud of. All of her children grew up virtuous and industrious, and were a great blessing
to her in her old age. Her three sons went to California, where one became a State Senator
and, in 1884, was tendered the Democratic nomination for Governor of the State, but died
the same year — worth $400,000. The sons all died before 1890, having provided well for their
mother's declining years.



388 NEWTON GENEALOGY

3005. WILLIAM NEWTON 7 (Walter 6 , Paul 5 , Nathan 4 , Jonathan 3 , Moses 2 ,
Richard 1 ), son of Walter and Sally (Clark) Newton of North Leverett and North
Hadley, Mass., was born at North Leverett, January 8, 1811, and died at North
Hadley, January 6, 1892. Renal colic and pneumonia.

He married at Oakham, Mass., March 31, 1835, Susan Harrington, daughter
of Levi and Eliza (Weston) Harrington of Oakham. She was born at North
Brookfield, Mass., April 3, 1815, and died at South Hadley, August 22, 1895.
She was a member of the Congregational Church at Hadley.

Mr. Newton received his education in the schools of North Hadley, and became
a farmer; succeeding to his father's farm and homestead at North Leverett,
where he resided, where his children were born and where he died. He was a
man of integrity and worth, whose name and word were received without ques-
tion in business circles. Being himself square and upright in his dealings, he
was not suspicious of others ; his too complete trust in the rectitude of his fellow-
men was the cause of his own financial undoing. Having become surety, or
bondsman, for a friend he was left to meet payments that another should have
paid. This coming to him at a time when added years were a burden, saddened
somewhat his last years. In 1886 he was in good health, able to do light work,
but not strong. He was thin in flesh, and became quite deaf. Mrs. Newton was
a very active, bright person ; many pleasant things are remembered of her. After
Mr. Newton's death, the farm was sold — in March, 1893, — and Mrs. Newton and
the daughters removed to South Hadley, where they bought a house, and where
the mother died and the daughters reside.

CHILDREN.

i. Infant daughter', b. and d. April 29, 1836.

3710. ii. Nathaniel Clark 8 , b. July 12, 1837; received his education at the public

schools of North Hadley; succeeded to the homestead of his father and
grandfather, where he was the farmer until the land was sold in 1893,
when he removed to Amherst, Mass. He married, Oct. 27, 1875, Ellen G.
Morgan, daughter of Samuel and Charlotte (Dickinson) Morgan of
Hadley. She was born at Gill, Mass., Sept. 7, 1845. They have no
children, but have taken a boy to bring up, viz. :

3711. 1. Eugene L. Atkins, b. Nov. 9, 1875.

3712. iii. Margaret 8 , b. Aug. 10, 1839; educated in the public schools; an intelligent.

helpful, useful woman; unm. ; has always resided with her parents; a
member of the Congregational Church ; resides at South Hadley.

3713. iv. Francis William 8 , b. Aug. 4, 1841 ; d. March 22, 1843 ; scarlet fever.

3714. v. Jennie 8 , b. April 8, 1852 ; unm. ; educated in the public schools ; like lier

sister, is a person so useful in a family the household duties wait upon her.
Resides with her sister in South Hadley.

3715. vi. Francis William 8 , b. Nov 7, 1854; d. July 2, 1873; was drowned in the

Connecticut River while bathing at night.



2310. ALBERT NEWTON 7 (Silence 6 , Paul 5 , Nathan 4 , Jonathan 3 , Moses 2 ,
Richard 1 ), son of Silence Newton and Noah Torrey, both of North Leverett,
Mass., was born there July 3, 1811 ; died in Montague, Mass., October 23, 1881.

He married, March 24, 1835, Lucinda Brown, born in Leverett, Mass., Decem-
ber 12, 1816 ; died in Montague, January 1, 1893.

Mr. Newton was brought up by his grandfather, Paul Newton, whose surname
he bears; educated in the public schools of Leverett; learned the jeweler's trade —
repairing clocks and watches being his main business through life. He inherited
his mother's infirmity of near-sightedness, which was a great calamity to him.
But ho was always able to comfortably provide for his large family. He was an
observing man, with a logical mind. Four of his sons served their time as soldiers
in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-65.



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3717.


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That a family of twelve children should live until the youngest was 29 years
old before a single death occurred, is an unusual occurrence. He resided in Mon-
tague, where his children were born.

CHILDREN.

Truman 3 , b. Aug. 13, 1836; m. (1) S. E. Cady ; ra. (2) M. F. Cady.

Marcus 8 , b. Aug. 27, 1837 ; m. Emma M. Merley.

Elvira 8 , b. Dec. 11, 1838, in Montague; m. March — , 1854, in Montague,
Mass., William Henry Cady (whose two sisters had in succession married
her brother Truman; see above), son of Jared and Mary (Ells) Cady
of South Coventry, Conn., where he was born July 26, 1837, and died
Sept. — , 1909. She was living in South Coventry, Conn., in 1910.
Their children are :

1. Frederick H? Cady, b. .

2. William- I. 9 Cady, b. .

3. Clayton F? Cady, b. .

Horace 8 , b. Nov. 2, 1840; m. (1) Nellie Pratt; m. (2) Delia Pratt.
Betsey 8 , b. Aug. 11, 1843; m. Charles Nicholson. They reside (1910) at

Malone, N. Y.

Emerson 8 , b. Sept. 2, 1845 ; m. .

Emarilla 8 , b. June 11, 1847; was living at Montague in 1910; m. at
Leverett, Mass., Dec. 12, 1864, Osborne Clark Hutchins, son of Clark
and Ophelia Hutchins of Deerfield, Mass., where he was born Aug. 23,
1832. They were living in 1910 in Montague, Mass., and have one
daughter, namely :

3731. 1. Nettie 9 Hutchins, b. July 2, 1865 ; m. Edward Elisha Davis, b. about 1855.

3723. viii. Emery 8 , b. March 2, 1849 ; a tanner ; lived for a time in Gardner, Mass.,

and in 1910 was living in Hudson, Mass. ; married, and has one daughter
living in 1910.

3724. ix. Alonzo 8 , b. Feb. 2, 1851 ; was living in 1910 in Woburn, Mass. ; was in

the laundry business there. "He was twice married and had fourteen or
fifteen children."

3725. x. Viola Melissa 8 , b. April 20, 1853 ; in 1910 was living in Deerfield, Mass.

She married in Montague, William Penn Saxon, son of William and
Hannah ( ) Saxon. They had

3732. 1. Lillie 9 Saxon, b. .

3733. 2. Julia 9 Saxon, b. .

3734. 3. Jennie 9 Saxon, b. .

3735. 4. Cora 9 Saxon, b. .

3736. 5. Alice 9 Saxon, b.



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3729.




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3720.


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3722.


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3726. xi. Lovilla Maria 8 , b. Jan. 11, 1855; m. at Montague, William Creelman, and

in 1910 was living in Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, and have six
children.

3727. xii. Edward Henry 8 , b. April 28, 1857; unm. in 1910; was living in Deerfield,

Mass. ; farmer.



3009. MARTIN SNOW NEWTON 7 (Martin 6 , Nathan 5 , Nathan 4 , Jonathan 3 ,
Moses 2 , Kichard 1 ), son of Captain Martin and Susan (Chamberlin) Newton of
Southborough and Fitchburg, Mass., was born at Fitchburg, February 13, 1815,
and died at Rochester, N. Y., December 14, 1868, aged 53.

He married, September 8, 1841, Elizabeth Curtis Sheldon, daughter of James

and ( ) Sheldon of East Rupert, Vt., where she was born April 13,

1816. She died at Rochester, N. Y., March 19, 1852, aged 35. Three children.

He married (2) at Rochester, N. Y., May 24, 1860, Miranda Hannah Chappell,

daughter of James and ( ) Chappell of Rochester, N. Y. She died

at Rochester , 1864. One child.

For a sketch of his life and work I have thought it well to reprint here the
well-written and appreciative obituary mention of this worthy man, as given in
the Fitchburg Sentinel newspaper of that date. The knowledge of the well-spent
life of a good man is always an inspiration.



390



NEWTON GENEALOGY



Death of Martin S. Newton. Esq.. of Rochester, N. Y.

Died at his residence in Rochester, N. Y., on Monday, Dec. 14, 1868, Martin S. Newton,
Esq., formerly of this town, aged 53 years.

At a meeting of the Bar of Monroe County the following resolutions were reported and
unanimously adopted :

"Resolved, That in the death of our beloved and distinguished brother, Martin S.
Newton, Ibis Bar has sustained a loss the heart appreciates, but words fail to express.

"Resolved, That in the course of practice in the city of Rochester of upward of
twenty years, our lamented brother was distinguished for devotion to the loftiest prin-
ciples; for a zeal in behalf of justice and what he believed to be the right, which never
wearied, and which, with selfforgetful, martyr spirit, led to consuming personal sacrifices;
for perseverance, industry and fidelity to every interest he espoused ; for ripe legal
scholarship and refined culture which won the love as well as the respect of his brethren
of the Bar. In the intensity of his fervent zeal, he could esteem and respect an earnest
and honorable adversary, and never sank the gentleman and the friend in the advocate.
He was remarkably sincere and honest, just and honorable; and though a formidable
adversary, omitting nothing that learning, skill, unquenchable forensic courage, and
enthusiasm could achieve, he never forgot the kindliest charities of the heart. It may
of a truth be affirmed of him, that the burning spirit devoured the frail body, and has
sent him to the grave in the full vigor of intellectual strength, and in the maturity of
undimmed mental power. In addition to these shining qualities he evinced in his life
singular purity of sentiment, and as a crowning beauty he was a Christian gentleman.

"Resolved, That in his death the community is deprived of an eminent and useful
citizen, true to all the relations of citizen life.

"Resolved, That the members of this Bar — one and all — tender to the stricken house-
hold of our late Brother and associate our profound and heartfelt condolence on the
occasion of a bereavement which, just now, is too recent and sacred for anything on our
part other than the expression of sincere and loving sympathy."

Remarks were made by several members of the Bar, among which were the following
by Joslah II. Bissell, Esq., a former student in Mr. Newton's office:

"Martin Snow Newton was born at Fitchburg, Mass., Feb. 13, 1815. His father,
Martin Newton, was a manufacturer in that place, and gave his children all the advan-
tages and education which could then be obtained. After a thorough preparation at the
Academy in Fitchburg, and additional studies in Latin and Greek, under a tutor in an
adjoining town. Mr. Newton, at the age of sixteen, entered Harvard College at the time
when Josiah Quincy was President of that institution, and Joseph Storey was at the
head of the department of law. Destined by his father for the profession of the law,
and anxious to prepare himself thoroughly for a successful career, his earnestness,
ability and zeal soon placed him among the foremost scholars, and won for him a high
position and reputation at the College.

'"He graduated the third in rank in the Class of 1835. From that time forward he
relied entirely on his own efforts and resources. Immediately after graduation, he taught
school at Teinpleton, Mass., until he was able to save from his earnings sufficient to
carry him through a course of legal study, pursuing in the meantime such studies as he
deemed best adapted to prepare him for his chosen profession.

"From Templeton he went to the city of New York and commenced the study of law
in the office of Judge Peter B. Manchester. Throughout the long course of apprenticeship
at that time required before applying for admission at the Bar, he applied himself
assiduously to his studies, working frequently twelve and fourteen hours a day, and
mastering the old English forms and pleadings so tedious and severe.

"Long before he was admitted to the Bar he had conducted most of the office work,
and drawn a large portion of the papers and pleadings both in common law and
chancery practice, for an office which employed a number of clerks and ranked among the
highest in the metropolis. Then it was that he became grounded in the science of special
pleading, and so disciplined himself that near the close of his long practice he could say
that he had never had a pleading which he had drawn broken in the courts.

"He afterwards studied in the office of Marvin & Maxwell, in New York City, lawyers
well-known at that time as among the ablest in the State. His examination and admis-
sion to the Bar was at the city of Albany.

"Soon after this he married, and removed to the village of Lima, where he opened an
office and commenced the practice of the law. But with a mind so active, and an ambi-
tion so high, and finding after about three years experience that the place did not offer
the opportunities which he desired, he removed to this city and formed a partnership
with Orlando Hastings, which lasted until near the close of Mr. Hastings' long and
successful life. His subsequent history, his character and career are too well known to
require any comment or illustration here.

"In 1850 he was elected District Attorney for this County ; a position which he filled
for three years with ability, integrity and an increasing distinction.



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