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Dutchess County, N. Y., where he purchased a farm and
settled before the Revolutionary war, and remained
there until his death. He married Mary Hallock?
daughter of Gershom and Mary Hallo ck, of Clinton, on
October 11, 1781. She was born January 30, 1766.
It was with him that his father formed his doroicil on
his removal from Long Island after the death of his
second wife, bringing his younger children with him.
His father remained with him until his death in 1792.
It is not supposed that the children remained there
long. His wife died April 3, 1827. He sui-vived her
eighteen years, his death occurring on March 19, 1845,
on the same farm which he pui'chased when a young
man. He commenced poor, but became wealthy, and
left a considerable estate. His will, made September
23, 1843, mentions fifty acres in the Town of Vienna, in
possession of his son Gershom, gives his Bible to his



72 SILAS FOSDICK AND HIS DESCENDANTS.

son William B,, and refers to all his living children
and to the heirs of his deceased son Isaac. His
homestead is not specifically mentioned.

His children were: 1, ISAAC; 2, GEESHOM; 3,
SILAS Jr.; 4, DEBOEAH; 5, GEOEGE W.; 6,
SAEAH; 7, MAEY; 8, MOEEIS; 9, PHEBE, and
10, WILLIAM B.

1. ISAAC FOSDICK, b. September 15, 1782 ; sup-
posed to have settled in Goshen, New York; m. 1,
Sarah Shadbolt, (a singular coincidence of name with
that of his grandmother) ; m., 2, unknown ; was killed
May 9, 1834, by his horse running over a precipice;
nine chn. — 1, Hieam, d. aet. 27 years, s. — 2, John, m.,
killed by cars, no chn. — 3, Phebe, m. Darius Merwin
1835, d. 1836 — 4, Calvin, m. 1, Salina Draper, s. d.
1837, m. 2, Laura A. Draper, s. d. 1862, rem. to Spirit
Lake, Iowa, several chn., unknown — 5, Ludlow — 6,
Maey, m. John Briggs, four chn.; 1, unknown; 2, John;
3, Sarah, m. Peck, d. 1877 ; 4 Julia — 7, Ann, m. Simeon
Arnold, two chn.: 1, William ; 2, Martha, m. Bates —
8, Belinda, m. Dutcher — 9, Silas, never m., left home
on visit to sisters and never heard from after visit.

2. GEESHOM EOSDICK, b. February 1, 1786,
farmer, m. Sarah Ellis, d. May 27, 1869, three chn.:
— 1, Samuel, machinist — 2, Eichaed — 3, Jeeusha, m.
Lanning.

3. SILAS FOSDICK, Je., b. January 28, 1788, m.
Susan Davis, lived at Attica, New York, d. there
January 25, 1875, six chn. — 1, Clakinda, m. Harvey
Eiley, six chn.; 1, Ashley, daguerrean ; 2, David ; 3,
Harvey Jr., m., (one ch., 1, Leah Sidney) ; 4, Silas,
farmer and drover; 5, Mary, d.; 6, George, m. Sarah
Lawrence, (two chn., 1, Nelson ; 2, Mina) — 2, Ashley,
m., no chn., except by adoption — 3, Julia, s. — 4,



SILAS FOSDICK AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 73

Louisa, d.— 5, Davis, m,, d. 1853—6, Aletta, m. on
death bed, d. 1854 in Michigan.

In 1880, his family lived in Michigan, twenty-five
miles from Rochester.

4. DEBORAH FOSDICK, b. February 4, 1791, m.
John S. Davis December 6, 1810, he d. September 6,
1865, s. d. April 19, 1879, at Vienna, New York, seven
chn. — 1, Silas H., b. September 21, 1811, m. Lucy
Bancroft, April 9, 1835, s. d. January 1882, h. d. April
5, 1891, on farm where he settled in 1830, in Vienna,
eight chn.:l, John Edwin, b. January 17, 1836 ; 2,
Matilda, b. October 22, 1837; 3, Caroline H., b. Octo-
ber 10, 1839 ; 4, Mary, b. June 25, 1842 ; 5, Sarah, b.
June 13, 1844 ; 6, Charles, b. July 23, 1846 ; 7 Jane, b.
March 1, 1849; 8 William H., b. May 16, 1853—2.
Stephen, b. December 2, 1814, m., 1. Vienna, New
York, four chn.: 1, George; 2, Mary; 3, Eliza Ann;
4, Silas — 3, Mary, b. November 22, 1816, m. Andrew
Washburn, 1834, d. June 28, 1878, six chn.: 1, Davis;
2, Jane ; 3, Julie ; 4, Charles ; 5, Harriet ; 6, Lydia — 4,
Sarah, b. February 9, 1819, m. Charles Mumford, 1844,
d. March 2, 1850—5, Henry, b. June 15, 1824, m., 1.
Mitchell County, Iowa, six chn.: 1, Nettie ; 2, Clarissa
A.; 3, Willis; 4, Ida; 5, Deborah; 6, Mary E. — 6, Jane,
b. May 7, 1829, m. Stephen Crapser, 1855, d. May 7,
1891, Vienna, New York, two chn.: 1, Mary; 2,
Charles — 7, Hiram, b. November 3, 1834, m., 1. Worth
County, Iowa three chn.: 1, John H.; 2, Charles; 3,
Cora.

5. GEORGE W. FOSDICK, b. May 25, 1793, never
m., d. January 30, 1833.

6. SARAH FOSDICK, b. July 6, 1795; m. Peter W.
Griffin, 1821 ; their house burned 1865, and with it the
fam. Bible of her fa., and record of gr. fa.; s. d. August



74 SILAS FOSDICK AND HIS DESCENDANTS,

30, 1871 ; h. b. January 9, 1795, at Clinton, New York,
d. March 18, 1873 ; five clin.— 1, Maky, b. January 12,
1825 ; m, 1, Osborn Wyatt, of Orange County, h. d.
twenty-three years after m., was Deacon Baptist
Church ; m. 2, S. L. Plank, h. d. 1887 ; m. 3, Ebenezer
Mascho ; 1. Elmer, Pennslyvania, five chn., all by first
husband ; 1, Sarah E., b. August 20, 1843, d. March
21, 1871; 2, Warren O., 1. Tioga County, Pennsyl-
vania; 3, Mary J., m., 1, Elmer, Pennsylvania; 4, Abram
P., 1. Schuyler County, New York ; 5, Olive A., 1.
Elmer, Pennsylvania — 2, Thomas, b. March 8, 1826, d.
October 7, 1830—3, Abraham P. W., b. August 15,

1827, d. May 21, 1845, s. 4, Jane, b. May 18,

1829, m. 5, Sarah, b. January 19, 1835, m. John

S. Knapp, 1. Elmer, Pennsylvania.

7. MAEY FOSDICK, b. May 12, 1797, m. 1, Darius
Covil, m. 2, Francis U. Vanzandt after 1845, d. Novem-
ber 5, 1883, three chn. — 1, Morgan, d. infant — 2, Dru-
SILLA, m. 1, George Mercer, m. 2, Sylvanus Davis, m.
3, Daniel Newcome, seven chn.; 1, Morgan Mercer, m.
Tompson; 2, Mary Jane Mercer, m. Reimer; 3, Louisa
Mercer, m. Reimer ; 4, Adaline Davis ; 5, George
Davis; 6, Victoria Newcome, d.; 7, Rhoda Newcome —
3, Phebe, m. Denis Delana, three chn.; 1, Nelson, m.
Rebecca Harper, (one ch.: 1, Jesse); 2, Jerome; 3,
Laura.

8. MORRIS FOSDICK, b. August 15, 1800, m.
Elizabeth Wiley, d. September 10, 1849, six chn. —
1, John— 2, Eliza — 3, Elmira — 4, Hannah— 5, Jacob
— 6, William.

9. PHEBE FOSDICK, b. November 7, 1803, d.
June 12, 1808.

10. WILLIAM B. FOSDICK, b. June 20, 1807, in
Clinton, New York; in 1825-6, was musician in the



SILAS FOSDICK AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 75

Light Infantry Company of his cousin, WiUiam Brown'
Jr.; went from Dutchess County in 1830; became a suc-
cessful farmer at OaMand, Michigan ; m. Esther Cox, s.
b. January 5, 1808, d. May 1, 1891 ; h. d. April 16,
1886, at Oakland. An obituary notice in a local news-
paper states: "He stayed with his father until he
Avas twenty-three years old, then, in 1833, came to the
Town of Oakland, Michigan, settling on the land which
remained his homestead until his death. In the
spring of 1835, he went to New York, and returned
with his intended wife, marrying her in the fall, in the
house which he built during the summer. He added
to his original home some one hundred and twenty
acres. In political faith he was a Jacksonian Demo-
crat, while he professed no religious faith but that up-
rightness of purpose and integrity of heart, which
should form a part of the religion of every man. He
possessed in a high degree those qualities which go to
make a kind husband and neighbor, and an affection-
ate father." Four chn. — 1, Lauea Ann, b. December
17, 1837, m. Axford Price, November 19, 1862, 1. Ma-
comb County, Michigan, three chn.; 1, Corydon S., b.
April 4, 1864, d. September 7, 1890, fi'om injimes re-
ceived on night of 6th, in a distressing railroad acci-
dent. A train which he flagged passed beyond the
crossing, his signal not being seen in time. In his
effort to reach it, the darkness not enabling him to see
that it was backing, the rear coach struck him down,
the whole train passed over his arm and shoulder, and
the firebox being low carried him some distance ; 2,
Willie, b. June 14, 1865 ; 3, Oscar N., b. March 27,
1869—2, Nelson B., b. August 13, 1841, m. Emma J.
Carpenter, January 22, 1874, 1. on old homestead, Oak-
land, four chn.; 1, William C, b. October 18, 1881, d.
November 1, 1881 ; 2, infant, b. and d. February 18,



76 SILAS FOSDICK AND HIS DESCENDANTS.

1883 ; 3, Nelson W., b. July 19, 1885 ; 4, Arthur, b.
November 14, 1890, d. April 26, 1891—3 and 4 un-
known.



Suggesti07i.— The order of issue, as stated in the line of ancestry, and as
shown by the numbers in front of the names of descendants, affords a concise
method of designating each descendant, thus: 1, 7 4, 2, 3, 1, 3, 1. 3, 1, designates
Leah Sidney Riley, she being (reading conversely) the first ch. of third ch.,
(Harvey Riley, Jr.) of first ch. (Clarinda Fosdick Riley) of third ch., (Silas
Fosdick, Jr.) of first ch., (Silas Fosdick) of third ch., (Samuel Fosdick third) of
second ch., (Samuel Fosdick second) of fourth ch., (Samuel Fosdick first), of
seventh ch (John Fosdick) of one (Stephen Fosdick, progenitor).



SARAH FOSDICK BRO ^YN AND HER
DESCENDANTS.



LINE OF ANCESTEY.

Gen. I., Stephen Fosdick, progenitor, 1583-1664.
Gen. II., John Fosdick, seventh ch. of Stephen, 1626-1716.
Gen. III., Samuel Fosdick first, fourth ch. of John, 1655-1700.
Gen. IV., Samuel Fosdick second, second ch. of Samuel first,

1684— after 1767.
Gen. v., Samuel Fosdick third, third ch. of Samuel second,

1710-1792.
Gen. VI., Sarah Fosdick, third ch. of Samuel third.

SARAH FOSDICK, the third child of Samuel
Fosdick third, and his last child by his first wife
Deborah, was born July 16, 1757, at Oyster Bay. She
married William Brown, a farmer, near Pleasant Val-
ley, in Dutchess County, New York, on March 16,
1785. The fact that she was the only own sister of
Silas may serve to account for her marriage and loca-
tion in the vicinity of his home. She probably visited
him, and may have made her residence with him for a
time before his marriage. She and her husband lived
and died on their farm, about three miles southeast of
Pleasant Valley. They were zealous members of the
Presbyterian Church. Her husband was a Captain in
the war of 1812; was wounded by a bullet passing
through his neck, and received a pension for a few
years before his death.

She died March 30, 1824. Her husband was born
September 14, 1755, and died November 8, 1828.

Their children were : 1, DEBOEAH ; 2, JOHN •
3, THEDORUS ; 4, AMY, and 5, WILLIAM Jr.



78 SARAH FOSDICK BROWN AND HER DESCENDANTS.

1. DEBOEAH BEOWN, b. February 5, 1787 ; m.
Martin Dubois, May 10, 1802; d. August 9, 1814; two
elm. — 1, John, d. about 1843, in New York— 2, Wil-
liam, mute, 1. witb Charles Bostwick, Verbank, New
York.

2. JOHN BEOWN, b. August 23, 1788, d. October
7, 1790.

3. THEDOEUS BEOWN, b. February 6, 1792, in
La Grange, New York, m. Sarah Smith, February 12,
1819, d. October 15, 1851, Pleasant Valley, widow,
d. April 3, 1884, five chn. — 1 Clarissa W., b. De-
cember 21, 1819, m. Daniel F. Free, rem. to Troy,
d. June 4, 1864, three chn. — 1, Frances ; 2, L. Augusta,
and 3, Josephine — 2 Ann Maria, b. June 26, 1821, m.
Joseph D. Mastin, January 16, 1845, four chn.: 1,
George D.; 2, Alice M.; 3, Herschel, and 4, James S. —
3, Deborah M., b. April 2, 1823, m. James Mullen,
October 17, 1845, d. April 1, 1867, no ch.— 4, Eliza, b.
September 12, 1825, d. August 2, 1830—5, Mary A., b.
October 12, 1829, m. James Mullen, August 9, 1868, 1.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., one ch.: 1, Carrie Starr, d.
March 17, 1881.

4. AMY BEOWN, b. September 20, 1795, m. Wil-
liam Velie, January 4, 1819, d. January 16, 1848, lived
near her fa., two chn. — 1, Sarah Eliza, b. July 8, 1825,
m. Cornelius Phillips, October 1, 1844, d. February,
1889, he d., lived Freedom Plains, New York, four
ch.: 1, Emma Jane, b. March 12, 1847, m. Daniel S.
Ingram, October 18, 1866, d. October 3, 1871, (one ch.

1, Charles P., b. July 24, 1869, d. February 6, 1870);

2, Josephine, b. February 11, 1849, m. John Barmore,
February 11, 1873 ; 3, WilUam, b. February 10, 1851,
m. Ida Duncan, February 11, 1874, d. February 9,
1876 ; 4, Warren, b. December 3, 1853, m. Eugenia



SARAH FOSDICK BROWN AND HER DESCENDANTS. 79

Baker, November 17, 1875, d., (one cL., 1, Wan-en C,
b. October 22, 1878)— 2, Hannah Minetta, b. Novem-
ber 11, 1835, m. Charles Boshvick September 12, 1860
h. b. February 10, 1834, 1. Yerbank, New York, two
clin.: 1, WilHam M., b. July 7, 18G3 ; 2, George A.^
b. September 21, 1875.

5. WILLIAM BEOWN, Jr., b. September 5, 1802,
m. Freelove Davis, December 30, 1822, cl. November
24, 1833 ; was Captain of a Light Infantry Company
in 1826, in which his cousin, WiUiam B. Fosdick, son
of Silas, was a musician ; lived at Pleasant Valley,
New York, two chn. — 1, James, d. aet. 18 — 2, Edward,
supposed living near Kochester.

See suggestion, p. 76.



SA3IUEL FOSDICK FOURTH AND IIIS
DESCENDANTS.



LINE OF ANCESTRY.

Gen. I., Stephen Fosdick, progenitor, 1583-1664.
Gen. II., John Fosdick, seventh ch. of Stephen, 1626-1716.
Gen. III., Samuel Fosdick first, fourth ch. of John, 1655-1700.
Gen. IV., Samuel Fosdick second, second ch. of Samuel first,

1684— after 1767.
Gen. v., Samuel Fosdick third, third ch. of Samuel second,

1710-1792.
Gen. VI., Samuel Fosdick fourth, fourth ch. of Samuel third.

SAMUEL FOSDICK FOUBTJI^ihe foui-tli cliild
of Samuel Fosdick third, and liis first child by his
second wife Mary, was born December, 1760, at Oyster
Ba3\ After leaving the Continental army, he removed
from Long Island to the west part of the Town of New
Baltimore, in Greene County, New York, near Cox-
sackie, where he became a farmer, OA^oiing a farm and
living there until his death. He married Elizabeth
Thorne, April 13, 1786. He was of thrifty habit and
exemplary character, and they became wealthy. He
also became a Quaker preacher, and it was his custom
to regularly attend the Yearly Meetings of Friends, in
NeAv York City, on which occasions he visited his
younger brother, Morris, at Springfield, Long Island.
His grandson, Samuel T., remembers that he and his
father David accompanied his grandfather on one of
these visits, 1827 or 1828, and they all made an excur-
sion to Rockaway. These yearly' visits he continued
to his brother's children after their parents died, mak-
ing the last one in 184:5, about two years before his
death.



82 SAMUEL FOSDICK FOUETH AND HIS DESCENDANTS.

In illustration of Ms own carefulness and the cus-
toms of tlie time, it is said that on being asked, on one
of these visits, as to the expense of traveling, he re-
XDlied : " Morris, I will tell thee ; I had six dollars
in my pocket when I left Coxsackie, and I expect to
have six dollars when I arrive home." His wife died
January 12, 1833, aged 63. He died January 18, 1847,
aged 86, " at peace with all the world, esteemed by all
that knew him, a peacemaker in fact."

His chHdren were : 1, DEBOEAH ; 2, MARY ; 3,
HENRY C; 4, DAVID; 5, NATHANIEL; and 6,
EPENETU8.

1. DEBORAH FOSDICK, b. 1787, m. Jacob Dick-
inson, April 29, 1807; lived in New Baltimore until
after 1825; then removed to Oneida County, New
York ; seven chn.— 1, Henry— 2, Charles— 3 Mary — 4,
Jacob — 5, Angeline — 6, Samuel — and 7, Ezra.

2. MARY FOSDICK, b. May 27, 1789, m. John
Norbury, an Englishman, November 28, 1810. They
moved to the old homestead of her father in 1837,
when her brother Nathaniel left it for St. Johnsville,
and her father died there at his old home. Three
chn. — 1, John — and 2, Thomas, both of whom studied
medicine and located in New York City, and — 3, a
daughter, who m. Quimby, "the great bee man of
Saratoga."

3. HENRY C. FOSDICK, b. August 3, 1791, m.
October 30, 1811. He and Jacob Dickinson and John
Norbury, as stated in the History of Greene County,
p. 242, were three of the founders of the Forestville
Commonwealth in 1824 or 1825, site, Lapham's Mills,
Coxsackie ; and on October 13, 1827, he and two
others sold to John Norbury, John S. Quimby and
another, a tract of 315 acres, being the whole lands



SAMUEL FOSDICK FOURTH AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 83

lately occupied by the rorest\dlle CommoiiAvealtli.
He removed to Cleveland, Ohio ; five chn. — 1, Moses
— 2, David — 3, Epenetus — 4, Abigail — and 5, Eliza ;
manied.

4. DAVID FOSDICK, b. June 10, 1795, in Greene
County New York ; m. Kebecca Davids (dau. Jonathan
and Elizabeth), of Greenville, New York, October 10,
1817 ; s. b. 12-3-1793 ; lived on his father's farm till
1824 ; removed to New York City ; was there a few
years ; then bought a farm a httle north and west of
where his father lived ; a few years after, went West
to Alleghany and Cattaraugus Counties ; visited his
uncle Solomon about 1829 ; lived in Spring^dlle two
years ; removed to Cold Creek, Alleghany County, and
died there about 1836 ; two chn.— 1, Samuel Thokne,
b. 10-3-1818; m. 1, Elizabeth Conine, February
20, 1839; s. d.; m. 2, Elizabeth Irwin, 1855 ; lived in
New York City till 1858, when he removed to Chats-
worth, lUinois, where he now lives ; was admitted to
the bar and has practiced law there about thirty-seven
years; one ch.; 1, Mary, living with her fa. — 2, John
NoEBURY, named after his uncle, b. 3-21-1833 ; m.
Nancy Eiteman ; s. b. January 1, 1836 ; lives Fort
Dodge, Iowa ; five chn.; Lucy, b. November 23, 1863;
2, Kate, b. December 14, 1870 ; 3, Ida, b. June 13,
1872; 4, Charles, b. September 18, 1874, and 5,
Clarence,

5. NATHANIEL FOSDICK, b. December 19,
1799 ; m. Deborah Underhill, 1819 ; lived on the old
homestead of his father, in 1837 ; removed to St.
Johnsville, New York ; five chn. — 1, Elizabeth T., b.
May 25, 1820 ; m. 1837 ; h. d.; moved to St. Johns-
ville with fa. — 2, Underhill C, b. February 17, 1823 ;
m., worked on fa's farm 1837; two chn.; 1, Charles ; 2,



84 SAMUEL FOSDICK FOUETH AND HIS DESCENDANTS,

Mary — 3, Eeastus H., b. August 22, 1824 ; m.; carpen-
ter ; lives Pittsgrove, New Jersey ; seven chn.; 1,
Samuel W.; 2, Deborah ; 3, Emeline ; 4, Harriet E.;
5, Mary A., m. Elwood S. Sayre of Daretown, New
Jersey, October 12, 1888 ; 6, Erastus H. Jr.; and 7,
William S.— 4, Mary Jane, b. December 12, 1835—5,
Louisa Augusta, b. July 28, 1838.

6. EPENETUS FOSDICK, b. September 22, 1802 ;
nothing known.

See Suggestion, p. 76.



NATHANIEL FOSDICK AND HIS
DESCENDANTS.



LINE OF ANCESTEY.
Gen. I., Stephen Fosdick, progenitor, 1583-1G64.
Gen. II., John Fosdick, seventh oh. of Stephen 162G-1716.
Gen. III., Samuel Fosdick first, fourth ch. of John, 1655-1700.
Gen. IV., Samuel Fosdick second, second ch. of Samuel first,

168-4— after 1767.
Gen. v., Samuel Fosdick third, third ch. of Samuel second,

1710-1792.
Gen. VI., Nathaniel Fosdick, fifth ch. of Samuel third.

NATHANIEL FOSDICK, the fifth child of
Samuel Fosdick third, of Oyster Bay, was born in 1762,
at that place ; left home early ; went to Nova Scotia ;
lived there several years ; married his wife there ; re-
turned to New York vdth considerable money, and was
at one time Keeper of the Old State Prison at Green-
wich Village, then a suburb of the City, about a mile
and a half north of the present Duane street ; on leav-
ing there, settled in Newburgh, Orange County ; after
some years removed to ^Yestern New York with his
wife and youngest daughter; was a farmer there, at
Ashford ; about 1830 returned to Newburgh, where he
died in 1835 or 1836, fi-om paralysis, caused by an in-
jury to his hand. He was engaged in the war, though
very young, for it is stated that on one occasion when
he tried to escape to see his mother, he hid himself in
an old building, and when they attempted to take him
prisoner he killed a Hessian soldier. It is also said
that when he was about to sail for St. John's, his
mother went aboard the vessel, and tried to persuade
him not to go ; but he persisted, and it was a matter



86 NATHANIEL FOSDICK AND HIS DESCENDANTS,

of regret to Mm during life, for lie never saw lier
again. During his stay in Western New York he met
with his brother Solomon and family. His farming
venture there was unsuccessful. He frankly stated
that he could make more from his garden in New-
burgh than from his whole farm in Ashford.

His wife was Rachel Moral, of Nova Scotia, whom he
married in 1788. She was noted for extraordinary phy-
sical strength. She survived him, dying in 1862, aet.
88, at the residence of her son-in-law, at Clyde, Ohio.

His children were: 1, MARY; 2, JOHN; 3,
ELIZA ; 4, THOMAS ; and 5, ANN MARIA.

1. MARY FOSDICK, b. 1790, m. 1, Chauncey
Grames, at Newburg, lived at Gardentown, New York,
he d. there ; m. 2, John Marony, at Newburgh, he d.
Cornwall ; she d. at Canterbury, New York, aet. 78, at
dau. Lydia Edwards's ; four chn. — 1, Christophee, d.
a ch. — 2, Deborah, m, Henry Hultz, d. — 3, Lydia, m.
William Edwards, d. — 4, Stephen, drowned.

2. JOHN FOSDICK, b. 1792, m. Sarah Cole ; Uved
Newburgh ; removed to Paterson, New Jersey ; he and
w. d. about 1869, at Port Jervis ; eight chn. — 1, Gil-
bert — 2, Rachel — 3, Sarah — 4, Ann — 5, Catharine —

6, 7, 8, UNKNOWN.

3. ELIZA FOSDICK, b. 1794; m. Zachariah
Whitehead, at Newburgh ; removed to Ashford, New
York, and afterward to Ohio ; d. in Ohio, November
20, 1869 ; he d. there, aet. 79 ; nine chn. — 1, Anna, b.
1817, m. Samuel Silvester Gardner, 1. Norwalk, Ohio,
six chn.: 1, Melvina, m.; 2, Elvira, m.; 3, Cinderella,
m., d.; 4, Ar^dla, m.; 5, Eliza, m., and 6, Charles, s. —
2, Rachel, d. — 3, Jane, m. Heman Lewis, three chn.:
1, Anna ; 2, Jane ; and 3, Alta — 4, Mitchell, m.,
twelve chn.: 1, Sarah ; 2, Vina ; 3, Carrie ; 4, Dela ;



NATHANIEL FOSDICK AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 87

5, Jane; 6, Carl; 7, Maggie; 8, Florence; 9, Deborah ;
10, Kirk ; 11, George ; and 12, Mitchell— 5, John, m.,
four chn.: 1, Clarence; 2, Alice; 3, Orick ; and 4,
Hiram— G, William, m., d., four chn.: 1, Charles ; 2,
Albert; 3, William; and 4, Frank— 7, James, s.— 8,
Andrew, m., no chn.— 9, Eliza, m. Denslo ; two chn.:
1, Dexter, and 2, Mitchell.

4. TflOMAS FOSDICK, b. May 22, 1796 ; was car-
penter and joiner ; learned his trade of his uncle Solo-
mon, at Newburgh, with whom he afterward lived for
some time at Eensselaerville ; "was a well behaved
young man and of good appearance;" m. Hetty Plum-
sted, December 12, 1816; s. b. October 20, 1796;
lived Crawfordtown, New York ; h. d. there October
24, 1856 ; w. d. there July 30, 1875 ; ten chn.~l,
Nathan, b. 1817, Newburgh; m. Hannah A. Van
Brunt, November 21, 1839 ; 1. Big Flats, New York ;
seven chn.: 1, Sarah A.; 2, Mary F.; 3, Amzi L., of
Port Jervis; 4, Hattie E.; 5, Nathan H. Jr.; 6, Louisa
C, and 7, Carrie E.— 2, Catharine Buell, b. De-
cember 25, 1822, in Orange County; m. Koe C. Van
Brunt, November 11, 1841 ; h. b. Vune 11, 1820, d.
December 29. 1870 ; 1. Hancock, Illinois ; ten chn.:
1, Mary E., b. August 16, 1842, m. Ahiza Chambers,
June 1, 1863, (three chn., names unkno^vn) ; 2, Hester
A., b. October 2, 1844, d.; 3, EmUy C, b. March 23,
1847, d.; 4, Charles E., b. February 20, 1849, m. Lucia
J. Austin, December 24, 1873, no chn.; 5, Samuel Nel-
son, b. June 21, 1851, m. Mary H. Maroe, October 16,
1874, (two chn. names unknown) ; 6, Eoanna C, b.
September 19, 1853, s., 1. Augusta, Illinois ; 7, Lanna
A., b. December 8, 1855, s., 1. Augusta, Illinois; 8,
George F., b. June 26, 1858, m., (two chn., 1, George,
and 2, Charles) ; 9, EUsworth E., b. August 31, 1861,



88 NATHANIEL FOSDICK AND HIS DESCENDANTS.

s.; and 10, Edwin Colman, b. May 16, 1864, d.
January, 1890 — 3, David, m. Emily Webb, d., three
chn.: 1, Jolin D., of Kamapo, New York, m.; 2, Eutli;
and 3, Minnie — 4, Ann Maeia, m. Henry Penney, in
Newburgli, both d., two clin.: 1, Emma Jane, m., 1.
New York City ; and 2, Mary Eliza, d. — 5, Ckaweord,
m. Ellen Kennedy, d., two chn.: 1, Eva Dora, d. in
New Orleans ; and 2, William, lost one arm, probably
preaching in Mexico — 6, Betsey, m. John Bryan,*!.
Chester, New York, six chn.: 1, William ; 2, Alice ;
3, Nathaniel ; 4, Henry ; 5, Joseph ; and 6, David —
7, Joseph P. Eosdyck, b. February 8, 1829, in Orange
County, m. Abigail McCon, February 6, 1850, 1. Au-
gusta, Illinois, eight chn.: 1, Thomas H., b. July 11,
1852, m. Mary Kington, (1 ch., dau., name unknown) ;
2, Joanna, b. July 31, 1856, m. James P. Browning,
(two chn., names unknown) ; 3, Jesse B., b. September
18, 1859 ; 4, Frances Elmeda, b. February 16, 1861 ; 5,
Louisa May, b. February 16, 1861, m. Bartlet Thorn-
ton ; 6, Eliphalet P., b. October 23, 1864, m. Jennie
Grimes, in Indiana, July 11, 1885, (one ch.; 1, Dory
E.) ; 7, Joseph E., b. April 7, 1867 ; and 8, Oakley J.,
b. November 16, 1870 — 8, Matilda P., b. December

28, 1833, in New York; m. Ellis Bailey Wood; h. b.
Pennsylvania, December 22, 1833, 1. Augusta, Illinois,
six chn.: 1, Arabella, N., b. July 29, 1860, m. C. B.


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