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m. June 17, 1810, Esther O'Banks (b. May 25, 1787; d.
Dec. 7, 1861), dau. of Ezekiel O'Banks. They begat,

244. I. Bradley, 8 b. Dec. 30, 1810; d. Feb. 3,

1884.
II. Hanford, 8 b. April 25, 1816; d. July 4,
1S92.
245. III. Andrew, 8 b. Aug. 4, 1S18.

IV. Mary," b. July 7, 1820; d. August 30,

1870.
V. Esther, 8 b. Nov. 17, 1822; d. June 2,
1881.
J23. John Wakeman, 7 of Algansee, Mich. He m.
in Greenfield or Weston, Conn., Dec. 12, 181 1, Ruth
Adams (b. Jan. 28, 1792; d. Nov. S, 1S56). They be-
gat,

246. I. William Henry Harrison, 8 b. Jan. 16,
1813; d. March 28, 1888.
247. II. John Adams, 8 b. Jan. 23, 1815.
248. III. Sherwood E., 8 b. Oct. 16, 1816.
IV. Bradley, 8 b. July 8, 1819.



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 269

259. V. Eli, 8 b. Aug. 17, l82I„

VI. Harriet, 8 b. March 17, 1824; d. 1837.
She m. Dr. Abraham Bronson, of
Norwalk, O. They begat,

A. Desseline, b. 1843; d. July 15, i860. She m.

Dr. M. Keith (b. 1829; d. June, 1888).

B. Crevola.

C. Kossuth, of San Jose, Cal.

VII. Aboy, 8 b. Oct. 15, 1826; d. in infancy.

VIII. A girl, 8 b. Oct. 12, 1830; d. in infancy

• IX. Maranda, 8 b. July 29, 1832; d. 1840.

124. Almon Wakeman, 7 of Ovid, N. Y., or Covert,

m. Ruhamah (who d. at Covert, N. Y. , Aug. 30, 185 1).

They begat,

250. I. Hiram Sherwood. 8

II. George, 8 d. Dec. 28, 1851.

251. III. David, 8 d. June, i860.
IV. Morris. 8

V. Thomas. 8
VI. Esther, 8 bap. Feb., 1815; d. 1894. She
m. (see No. 246).
VII. Sherwood. 8

VIII. A dau., 8 who m. Mr. Treadwell.
J25* Nathan Wakeman, 7 of Trumansburg, N. Y. ,
m. in Connecticut, Dec. 10, 181 2, Sarah Burr (b. Aug.
9, 1792; d. Nov. 27, 1866), dau. of Eben Burr and
Mollie Ogden, and begat,

I. Eleanor, 8 b. Nov. 16, 1813; d. May 20,
1885.
II. Nathan B., 8 b. Jan. 1, 18 16; d. Feb. 19,

1857.
III. Harris, 8 b. Jan. 10, 1820.

252. IV. Scudder B., 8 b. Dec. 19, 1826.

V. Jehiei H., 8 b. Feb. 14, 1830.
VI. Henry, 8 b. Aug. 23, 1832; d. May 17,
1885.



270 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

VII. Harriet, 8 b. Jan. 31, 1835; d - Sept. 2,

1875-
VIII. Sarah M., 8 b. Feb. 16, 1837; d. June 18,

1861.
J 26. Solomon Wakeman, 7 m. Esther Burr, dau. of
Zalmon Burr (of Fairfield, Conn.,) and Polly Ogden,
and begat,

I. Solomon, 8 d. Dec, 1856.
II. And others.
J 27. Elihu Wakeman, 7 m. Martha- Mann, dau. of
Andrew Mann, of Hebron, Conn. She
d. at Stafford, Conn. ; no children.
J28. Bradley Wakeman, 7 of Greenfield, Conn., and
Baltimore, Md. He was a man of fine appearance, be-
ing over six feet tall. He possessed an amiable dispo-
sition and was an Episcopalian in religion, and an old
line Whig in politics. He was a resident of Baltimore,
and was interested in an iron furnace near there. He
m. in Baltimore, July, 1826, Mary Ann Wellslager, dau.
of Jacob Wellslager, of Holland. They begat,

I. Austin, 8 b. May, 1827; d. June, 1828.
II. Alonzo Burr, 8 b. July, 1828.
III. Elizabeth Ruhamah, 8 b. Dec. 23, 1830.
Shem. in Newark, N. J., Feb. 1, 1851,
Joseph Proctor, of Manchester, Mass.
(b. May 7, 1816; d. Oct. 2, 1897). One
adopted daughter.
253. IV. Lewis Bud, 8 b. Jan. 18, 1833.
J 29. Austin Wakeman, 7 of Fen ton, Mich. He m.
May 27, 1830, in Buffalo, N. Y., Louisa H. Curtis (d.
Jan., 1900), dau. of Mayor Curtis, of Conn., and begat,
I. Julia Ann, 8 b. July 20, 1831.
254. II. Lewis B., 8 b. June 8, 1834.

III. Mayor Curtis, 8 b. Jan. 12, 1838.

IV. Horetta, 8 b. Aug. 18, 1839; d. May 10,

1843-



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 271

V. Albert C., 8 b. Nov. 22, 1842.
VI. Egbert J., 8 b. June 15, 1844.
VII. Uriah/ b. May 12, 1847.
VIII. Charles E., 8 b. Oct. 7, 1849.
IX. Frank, 8 b. Dec. 7, 1851; d. Feb. 12,

1852.
X. Richard A., 8 b. Nov. 12, 1858; d. April
28, 1881.
130. Uriah Wakeman, 7 of New Orleans. He m. in
Seymour, Conn., Elizabeth Abel. No children.

J3J. Charles Wakeman, 7 of Greenfield, m. there
Oct. 24, 182 1, Marilla Banks (b. 1798; d. Oct. 6, 1873),
dau. of Nathan Banks, and begat,

I. Aaron Burr, 8 b. Nov. 19, 1822; d. Feb.
28, 1851.
II. Irving, 8 b. Jan. 17, 1828; d. Sept. 15,
1843.
J32. Burr Wakeman, 7 of Greenfield, m. Mary A.
Lyon and begat,

255. I. William Burr, 8 b. Sept. 24, 1831.
II. Jane. 8

Mrs. Wakeman, m. second, Rev. Charles Blakeman.

J33. Eli Wakeman, 7 of Greenfield, m. Nov. 5, 1829,

Delia M. (dau. of Jeremiah Sherwood and Parmelia

Wakeman (b. Jan. 28, 1808; d. Jan. 16, 1879). They

begat,

256. I. Hermon, 8 b. May 22, 1830.
II. Amelia, 8 b. June 23, 1832.

257. III. William, 8 b. July 12, 1834.
257. IV. Henry, 8 b. July 12, 1834.

V. Elizabeth. 8 b. Feb. 11, 1837.
VI. Mary, 8 b. Sept. 5, 1841; d. May 10, 1847.
VII Dwight, 8 b. April 10, 1848; d. March
15, 1856.
259. VIII. Eli, 8 b. July 12, 1850.
J34. Moses Wakeman, 7 of Weston, Conn., m. Jan.



272 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

18, 1837, Lydia Sherwood (b. Dec. 2, 1814; d. Jan. 9,
1893), dau. of Hezekiah Sherwood. They begat,
260. I. Moses Aaron, 8 b. May 8, 1839.
261. II. Charles Burr/ b. Feb. 15, 1852.

III. Child, 8 b. March, 1849.

IV. Alida Bell, 8 b. Nov. 26, 1859. She m.

Aug. 21, 1878, Melzar Brotherton,
and begat,

A. Mary Etta, b. Dec. 26, 1884.

B. Sarah L., b. Jan. 16, 1891.

C. Ethel, b. May 7, 1S94.

J35. Alanson Wakeman, 7 of Easton, Conn., m. Aug.
23, 1841, Angeline Fanton (b. Sept. 6, 1809; d. May 3,
1897), dau. of Judson Fanton, of Weston, Conn., and
begat,

262. I. Henry, 8 b. Aug. 25, 1842.
II. Jesse, 8 b. March 13, 1844.
III. Alecia, 8 b. Oct. 10, 1845. She m. Eli
C. Goodsell, and begat,

A. Minnie A., b. Nov. 1, 1870.

B. Charles G., b. 1874.

C. Sarah Louise, d. in infancy.

263. IV. Chauncey Cleveland, 8 b. March 27, 1850.
J36. Gilbert Wakeman, 7 of Easton, Conn., m. Nov.
29, 1832, Elizabeth Beardsley, of Long Hill, Conn. (b.
May 22, 18 1 2), dau. of Joseph Beardsley, and begat,
264. I. Joseph Sherwood, 8 b. Oct. 3, 1834.
II. Caroline A., 8 b. Sept. 25, 1836.
265. III. Asahel G. , 8 b. March 1, 1839; d. Feb. 28,
1894.
' IV. Elizabeth H., 8 b. Nov. 26, 1840. She
m. in Easton, Dec. 4, 1866, Daniel
Fuller (b. Nov. 1, 1838), and begat,

A. Stella, b. Feb. 21, 1871.

B. Birtha, b. May 22, 1880.

V. John, 8 b. Dec. 11, 1843; d. June 10, 1868.

J37. Silas Wakeman, 7 of Fairfield, Conn., m. first,

Dec. 23, 1827, Abbey Bradley Wheeler (b. Oct. 13,



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 273

1807; d. June 19, 1842), dau. of Nathan and Clarina
Wheeler, and begat,

266. I. Moses H., 8 b. Nov. 4, 1829; d. Jan. 6,
1892.
II. Polly Sophia, 8 b. Sept. 1 1, 1831 ; d. April
6, 1854. She m. Horace Bradley
Coley, of Westport, Conn. They be-
gat,
A. Henry Bradley, b. March 23, 1854; d. Aug.
28, 1857.

III. Betsey Ann, 8 b. Jan. 1, 1834. She m.

May 15, 1853, Morris Wakeman Sal-
mon, of Weston (b. Aug. 1, 1832; d.
Jan. 21, 1866). They begat,

A. Charles Curtis, b. July 26, 1856.

B. Fanny Wakeman, b. Jan. 8, 1867. She m. Dr.

Gorham, of Weston, Conn., June 21, 1893.

IV. Clarina Bradley, 8 b. Dec. 15, 1837; d.

1863. She m. Horace Bradley Coley,
of Westport, Conn., and begat,

A. William Bradley, b. Jan. 12, 1862.

B. Carrie E., b. Dec. 5, 1859; d. Feb. 22, 1892.

She m. Dr. Gorham, Sept. 5, 1889.
V. Abigail B., 8 b. June 6, 1842. She m.
Nov. 9, 1832, Erastus B. Sherwood
(b. 1836). They begat,

A. Everett S.

B. William F.

C. Clarence.

Silas Wakeman, 7 m. second, Dec. 2, 1857, Sally Wil-
son (b. Jan. 31, 1809; d. Aug. 16, 1894), dau. of
Samuel Wilson.
J38. John B. Wakeman, 7 of Little Falls, N. Y., m.
Oct. 5, 1828, Mary Wakeman, dau. of Zalmon Wake-
man and Clara Nichols (see No. 60), and begat,

I. Eleanor Couch, 8 b. Aug. 27, 1829; d>

Dec. 2, 1830.
II. Warren Waldo, 8 b. Dec. 12, 1833, &



274 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

III. Hugh B., 8 b. July 12, 1838; d. July 12,

1842.

IV. John Zalmon, 8 b. Jan. 21, 1832.
V. Horace, 8 b. Feb. 3, 1836.

VI. Ward, 8 b. about 1844.
VII. Burrell, 8 b. Aug. 12, 1846; d. Dec. 5,
1847.
J39. Zalmon Bradley Wakeman, 7 of Chicago, m.
Oct. 9, 1837, Alvira Thornton (b. 1820), of Ridgefield,
N. Y., and begat,

I. Laura L., 8 b. Sept. 8, 1838; d. Oct. 16,

1878.
II. Julia A., 8 b. Jan. 8, 1840. She m. Aug.
4, 1862, at Rockford, 111., Charles Fan-
cher, of Halstead, Kan. (b. Jan. 25,
1836). They begat,

A. Belle Louise, b. April 24, 1864.

B. Jessie Elvira, b. March 16, 1S71.

C. Bert, b. Nov. 17. 1S74.

267. III. Francis Burr, 8 b. Nov. 8, 1842.

IV. Phebe Esther," b. Sept. 8, 1844. She
m. in Rockford, 111., June 15, 1862,
William S. Inman, of Rockford (b.
April 1, 1834). They begat,

A. Jessie M., b. Nov. 9, 1867.

B. Hope, b. March 15, 1863; d. Sept. 9, 1866.
Mr. Inman served in the Civil war in

the 74th Regt. 111. Volunteers, from
Aug. 8, 1862, to June, 1865.
V. Victoria J., 8 b. May 7, 1852; d. Dec. 15,
1852.
VI Stephen Quincy, 8 b. Sept. 8, 1854.
VII. Cora, 8 b. Nov. 13, 1859.
J40- John Wakeman, 7 of Greenfield Hill, Conn., m.
Feb. 3, 1836, Sarah M. Taylor (b. Sept., 1835; d - March
si, 1846), dau. of David Taylor and Mary (Hubble)
Taylor, of Weston, and begat,



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.



275



I. Mary E., 8 b. June, 1839. She m. Feb.
13, i860, Silliman Fanton. Mr. Wake-
man also m. Jan. 19, 1864, Esther
Jane, dau. of David Wakeman (see
No. 242).
J4J. Zalmon Wakeman, 7 of Greenfield, Conn., m.
May 1, 1839, Susan Warner Nichols (b. 1816; d. March
5, 1897), and begat,

I. Maria Josephine, 8 b. May 29, 1840. She
m. at Greenfield, Conn., June 10,
1862, Rev. John S. Beers (b. April 19,
1836; d. Nov. 20, 1886), of Natick,
Mass., and Brookfield, Conn. They
begat,

A. Charlotte Louise, b. July 12, 1863; d. May

26, 1864.

B. George Emerson, b. Oct. 7, 1865. He m.

Aug. 7, 1892, in Covington, Ky., Marga-
ret Lowery, dau. of William Lowery, of
Covington, and begat,

a. Margaret Lowery, b. June 10,1893.

b. Henry Samuel, b. June 22, 1898.

C. John Howard, b. Sept. 25, 1869.

D. Susan Wakeman, b. May 29, 1873.

E. Henry Sherman, b. March 7, 1876; d. March

8, 1S84.

F. Eleanor Margaret, b. April 16, 1880.

II. Emerson Bradley, 8 b. Sept. 22, 1846; d.
May 30, 185 1.
268. III. Howard Nichols, 8 b. Nov. 21, 1856.
J 42. George Wakeman, 7 of Greenfield, m. and his

wife d. in childbirth. He next m. Anna R. and

left no children. He was a man of ability, as journal-
ist and reporter. He was a contributor to the Galaxy,
Appleton's Journal, The Round Table, Putnams, and
Lippincotts. He was a rapid and correct stenographer
and a gifted writer.

J 43* Horatio P. Wakeman, 7 of Fairfield, Vt. He m.



276 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

there Feb. 13, 1827, Rachel Lobdell (b. April 7, 1800;
d. Nov. 28, 1872), dau. of Nathan Lobdell, of Fairfield,
Vt. , and begat,

269. I. SethB., 8 b. Nov. 30, 1827.

II. Abigail Amelia," b. June 13, 1829. She
m. Aug. 21, 1 88 1, in Fairfield, Vt.,
Van Rensaellaer Skinner (b. Oct. 1,
1816).
III. Sarah C., 8 b. Sept. 17, 1831. She m.
Feb. 14, 1863, Timothy Jarvis (b. Jan.

1, 1834-
270. IV. Sanford H., 8 b. Jan. 7, 1834; d. Oct. 20,
1863.
V. Clara, 8 b. Nov. 16, 1837. She m. June
17, 1868, Smith F. Sturges, of Hull,
Mass., and begat,

A. Walter M.

B. May Rachel.

VI. Isaac C., 8 b. Aug. 30, 1839; d. April 29,
1888.
271. VII. Walter, 8 b. Jan. 25, 1843.
J44. Horace Wakeman, 7 of Lawyersville, N. Y., m.
Nov. 24, 1 83 1, in Cobbleskill, N. Y., Jeannette Becker,
dau. of John Becker, and begat,

I. Jane, 8 b. Feb. 28, 1834. She m. Jan. 5,
1854, Harley T. Dana, of Cobbleskill
(b. March 11, 1831), and begat,

A. Albert W., b. June 17, i860; d. May 28. 1864.

B. Seth W., b. June 6. 1870.
272. II. Seth B., 8 b. May 10, 1843.

J 45. Alonzo Wakeman, 7 of Lawyersville, N. Y. , m.
first, in Seward, N. Y., Nov. 9, 1S33, to Catherine
Stall (b. Dec. 1, 1814; d. Sept. 11. 1834), dau. of Peter
Stall. Mr. Wakeman m. second, in Greenfield Hill,
Conn., June 23, 1837, Mary Odell (b. Sept. 26, 1815),
dau. of Joseph Odell and Lucy Wakeman. He begat,

I. EmmaJ., h b. June 14, 1843. She m.



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 277

June 15, 1863, in Lawyersville, N. Y.,
Solomon Larkin, of Lawyersville (b.
March 28, 1840). They begat,

A. Charles W., b. June 17, 1875.

B. A dau., d.

II. Clara A., 8 b. April 14, 1849. She m. in
Lawyersville, N. Y., June 12, 1873,
Romeyn Brown, of Sharon, N. Y. (b.
April 7, 1847). They begat,

A. Alonzo, b. Nov. 12, 1874; d. March 2, 1876.

B. Wakeman, b. March 8, 1876.

C. Floyd, b. March 4, 1876.

III. Ella F., 8 b. Jan. 7, 1852. She m. in

Lawyersville, Nov. 28, 1887, George
B. Story (b. May 3, 1862). Begat one
child, d. young.

IV. Sara C. W., 8 b. April 27, 1857. Shem.in

Lawyersville, Sept. 3, 1884, Rev. My-
ron V. Stupplebin (b. Oct. 3, 1856; d.
Jan. 5, 1894), of Guilderland Center,
N. Y. They begat,
A. Myron W., b. Oct. 3, 1893; d. Oct. 22, 1893.
She m. next, John Gannon, of Castile, N. Y.
H6. Wyllis Wakeman, 7 m. Oct. 31, 1819, Anna Jen-
nings (b. June 2, 1796), dau. of Edmond Jennings and
Esther Barlow, and begat,

273, I. James Henry, 8 b. March 21, 1821; d.
Nov. 12, 1876.
274. II. Mortimer Nelson, 8 b. Nov. 26, 1822.

275. III. George Monson, 8 b. March 14, 1823; d.

July 27, 1867.

276. IV. Thomas Jefferson, 8 b. Aug. 11, 1827.
147. Frederick Bradley Wakeman, 7 of Fairfield,

Conn., m. Oct. 4, 1832, Anna B. Sherwood (b. Feb. 29,
1812; d. Feb. 12, 1883), dau. of Stephen Sherwood and
Urilla Goodsell, of Fairfield, and begat,



278 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

I. Margaret S., 8 b. Aug. 25, 1833; d. Feb.
15, 1896. She m. Oct. 9, 1855, Wil-
liam Colfax Benedict, of Utica, N. Y. ,
and Bridgeport, Conn., and begat,

A. George Wakeman, b. Oct. 13, 1856.

B. Alice Martha, b. Aug, 16, 1858. She m.

April 30, 1879, Edward W. Downs, of
Bridgeport, Conn. (b. Oct. 20, 1852; d.
April 16, 1886). They begat,

a. Pauline B., b. May 20, 1882.

b. Nelson H., b. Sept. 12, 1884.

C. Charles Edward, b. July 10, 1865.

D. Anna Colfax, b. July 1, 1872.

277. II. Madison," b. Aug. 26, 1835; d. Dec. 3,

1895.

III. Mary E., 8 b. Aug. 13, 1837. She m.

John S. Hubbell (b. Jan. 16, 1836), in
Greenfield, Oct. 12, 1864, and begat,

A. Grace.

B. Lily.

C. Daisy.

IV. Martha, 8 b. July 18, 1839. She m - in

Fairfield, June 25, 1864, James T.
Higby, of Milford, Conn.

278. V. Frederick, 8 b. May 17, 1841.
279. VI. Charles, 8 b. Nov. 9, 1846.

VII. Harriet, 8 b. Nov. 19, 1850; d. Nov. 24,
1851.
Mr. F. B. Wakeman, m. second, Dec. 24, 1884, Sal-
ly Robertson (b. Oct. 13, 1815 ; d. April 22, 1897),
dau. of Levi Robertson and Polly Patchen.
148. Charles Wakeman, 7 of Dane County, Wis., m.
in 1826, in Catharine, N. Y., Lydia Mitchell (b. 1803;
d. Oct. 19, 1846), dau. of John Mitchell and Sarah Ben-
nett, of New York, and begat,

280. I. Thaddeus Burr, 8 b. Dec. 22, 1826; d.

Dec. 25, 1894.
281. II. James Mitchell, 8 b. Aug. 30, 1828; d.
May 27, 1895.




HON. ABRAM WAKEMAN.



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 279

III. Emily, 8 b. Nov. 24, 1830.

IV. Miranda, 8 b. Nov. 17, 1832; d. March

21, 1834.
V. Amanda, 8 b. Nov i 10, 1835. She m. in
Sun Prairie, Wis., Aug. 31, 1862,
Roswell P. Andrews (b. May 10,
1839; d. Dec. 6, 1895), and begat,

A. Charles, b. Nov. 16, 1863; d. Sept. 25, 1864.

B. Carlie, b. Feb. 8, 1868; d. Aug. 27, 1869.

C. Howard L., b. April 22, 1871.

Mr. Andrews served in the 42d Regt.
(Wis.) Volunteers in the Civil War.
VI. Sarah Caroline, 8 b. April 10, 1837; d.
April 11, 1838.
VII. Harriet, 8 b. July 3, 1839.
282. VIII. John, 8 b. Feb. 13, 1842.

IX. Sarah, 8 b. May 29, 1845. She m. Nel-
son Bacon (b. March 9, 1844), of
Burke, Wis., and begat,
A. Charles W., b. Nov. 24, 1874.
Charles Wakeman, Sr. , next m. Debby Mitchell
Bacon (d. Dec. 10, 1878), dau. of John Mitchell.
J 49. Hon. Abram Wakeman, 7 of New York city.
Hem. at Sandy Hill, N. Y., Mary E. Harwood (b.
March 10, 1825; d. March 7, 1883), dau. of Cyrus Har-
wood and Mary Lee, of Ridgeway, N. Y., and begat,
I. Harwood, 8 b. 1849; d. 1879.
283. II. Abram, 8 b. April 23, 1850.

III. MaryC. 8

IV. Rosamond B., fi b. Oct. 25, i86i;d. March

7, 1883.

HON. ABRAM WAKEMAN.

(From the New York Times, June 30, 1889.)

Abram Wakeman, one of the active contemporaries

of Thurlow Weed, William H. Seward, Horace

Greeley, Henry J. Raymond and Preston King in

the organization of the old Republican party, died



280 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

early yesterday morning at his residence, 46 East
Twentieth street in this city, after an illness of
more than three months from a complication of
painful ailments, succumbing finally to rheumatic
gout.
Mr. Wakeman was born May 31, 1824, at Fairfield,
Conn. His beginnings in life were much like those
of the average New England youth. He was
schooled at the academy in Fairfield, which was
founded by Prof. Timothy Dwight, who is now the
President of Yale University. At fourteen years
of age he started out to make his way in the world
alone and unassisted. He taught school at first at
New Rochelle, and afterward in Lockport, N. Y.,
and then, resuming his studies, was graduated
from Herkimer Academy. Then he studied law
with Capron & Lake at Little Falls. Coming to
New York city in 1S46, he continued his law studies
with Horace Holden, and a year later was admitted
to practice and to a partnership with Mr. Holden.
Mr. Wakeman early took an active interest in poli-
tics, supporting with ardor the candidates of the
Whig party. In 1850 he was elected a member of
the legislature from the Fifth Ward, and was re-
elected in 1851. His legislative record was distin-
guished by successful efforts to secure a revision of
the public school laws. He also supported Hamil-
ton Fish in his election to the United States Senate.
In 1854 he was elected alderman from the Twelfth
ward on the reform ticket, and was largely instru-
mental the same year in securing the election of
Gov. Preston King, the Free Soil and American
party candidate. In 1856 he was a member of the
Republican National Convention that nominated
Gen. John C. Fremont tor president, and was a
member of the national committee from this state
during the twelve succeeding years. He himself
was elected to Congress in 1856 as the candidate of
the Free Soil and American parties, that subse-
quently became merged in the Republican party.
For a few years he continued the active practice of
the law, his firm being Wakeman, Latting &
Phelps, the junior member of which was the minis-



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 281

ter of the United States to the Court of St. James',
under Mr. Cleveland's administration.

Mr. Wakeman attracted the favorable attention of
Mr. Lincoln in the campaign of i860, and although
he had been a supporter of William H. Seward
in the convention, a warm friendship sprang up be-
tween " Big Abe" and " Little Abe," as they famil-
iarly called each other, and continued until Mr. Lin-
coln's tragic death. At the outbreak of the war
Mr. Wakeman raised a regiment of volunteers, the
Eighty-first Pennsylvania, and was appointed its
colonel, but he resigned the position at President
Lincoln's earnest request to become postmaster of
tais city. The administration thought he could do
better service in helping to keep down the fire in
the rear in those troublous times, and in doing this
Mr. Wakeman was exposed to many dangers. Dur-
ing the draft riots he was marked for a victim by
the rioters, and had his residence, containing his
large law library, in Eighty-seventh street, near
Fifth avenue, burned by them. As postmaster he
reorganized the service and established the district
system, which remains in force at this day. During
Mr. Lincoln's second term and to the end of John-
son's term Mr. Wakeman was surveyor of the Port
of New York, but having sided with Seward in his
stand by the Johnson Administration, he incurred
the enmity of a branch of the party, and from that
time on was out of politics. The pride of his after-
life was that he had retained throughout their lives
the trusted friendship of Lincoln and Seward.

After his retirement from politics Mr. Wakeman re-
sumed the practice of law and became actively in-
terested in railroads on Long Island. He organized
the Bay Ridge and Manhattan Beach Roads, and
was largely instrumental in establishing and im-
proving the pleasure resorts on Coney Island. He
sold his interest in all these enterprises to Austin
Corbin and other members of the purchasing syn-
dicate. Mr. Wakeman was twice married. His
first wife and one of her children were burned in
the Cambridge fiats fire several years ago. There
survive Mr. Wakeman his second wife and two of
the children of his first wife, a daughter and a son.



282 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

J50. James Wakeman, 7 m. first, at Little Falls, N.
Y., Miss Rathbun. He m. second, Rebecca Oothout,
of Albany, N. Y. He m. third, Elizabeth Oothout, of
Albany, N. Y. He begat by first wife,

I. George. 8

II. Caroline, 8 who m. Daniel P. Ketchum,
and begat,

A. Elizabeth.

B. Daniel P. Jr.

C. Harold.

She next m. Irving M. Smith, April,
1887, and begat,

D. Kenneth.

E. .Nathalie.
He begat by second wife,

III. Albert. 8

IV. James. 8

V. Katherine. 8 She m. Frederick Albert
Parker, and begat,
A. Frederick Albert.
284. VI. Eugene. 8
{51. Thaddeus Burr Wakeman, 1 of New York city.
He is a well known lawyer, and was in partnership with
his brother Abram. He is a member of the Goethe
Club, and interested in political matters. He m. at
Oyster Bay, N. Y., May 24, 1859, Emily Frances Lud-
lam (b. Aug. 27, 1839), dau. of Elbert Ludlam and
Mary S. Cock. They begat,

I. Clara, 8 b. May 20, i860.
285. II. Elbert, 8 b. April 24, 1862.

III. Mary Cock, 8 b. July 11, 1867; d. March

1, 1870.

IV. Emily Isabel, 8 b. Oct. 28, 1872.
J52* Alonzo Wakeman, 7 m. and begat,

286. I. Alonzo C., 8 d. Sept. 9, 1867.

II. F. O. 8

Ill Theodore. 8



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 283

153* Thaddeus Burr Wakeman, 7 was one of the first
settlers of McHenry Co., 111., at what was known as
Big Foot Prairie. Here he eventually became one of
the wealthiest and most successful farmers and land
owners in that section. He became Justice of the
Peace, and moved later to Harvard, 111. , and built up a
good law practice. He was one of the most active and
uncompromising abolitionists in Northern Illinois, and
spent a large portion of his property before and during
the Civil War, for the furtherance of freedom. He was
sent to the Legislature in 1867, and later established
himself in Chicago, where he followed his practice of
law. He was noted for open-handed generosity and
uprightness of purpose and attained the rare distinction,
for a man who had taken so active a part in political
and other affairs, of going through life without making
an enemy. He m. in Tully, N. Y. , Sept. , 1835, Hannah
Bennett (b. 1817; d. 1892), dau. of Gershom Bennett, of
Tully, N. Y., and begat,

I. B. Thaddeus, 6 b. July 15, 1840.
287. II. Alonzo C., e b. June 26, 1842.
288. III. Edgar L., e b. Aug 23, 1848.

IV. Elmira, 8 b. Nov. 3, 1849. She m. at
Harvard, 111., March, 1868, Elnathan
S. Weeden, and begat,
A. Burr, b. Jan. 1870.
289. V. Wilbur F., 8 b. April 3, 1857.
J54. George P. Wakeman, 7 d. at Exeter, Neb., May,
1894. He begat several children by first wife, one of
whom was

I. William, 8 who lived in Kansas City, Kan.
J55. Henry Wakeman, 7 of Fairfield, Conn., m. about
1800, Eunice Mitchell, and begat,

I. Thomas, 8 d. aged 30.
II. Eunice Burr, 8 m. in Bridgeport, Conn.,
July 28, 1833, Thomas Adams, of
Stratford, Conn. They begat,



284 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

A. William H., b. Sept. 27, 1834; d. June 4, 1886.

B. Charles, b. Nov. 24, 1836; d. July, 1877.

C. Augusta, b. March 5, 1842; d. May 21, 1888.

D. Mary, b. Feb. 7, 1848; m. M. L. Smith.

III. Sarah Ann, 8 b. Nov. 27, 1808; d. May 4,
1878. She m. Oct. 23, 1832, Azariah
Cogswell (b. Feb. 29, 1812; d. Dec. 9,
1859), and begat,

A. Sarah Elizabeth, b. May 7, 1834, who m.
Samuel Jessup.

290. IV. Henry, 8 b. Feb. 11, 1810; d. Aug. 26,
1864.

291. V. William/ b. Feb. 26, 1814.

156* Thomas Hanford Wakeman, 7 of Gal way, N. Y. ,
m. in Balston Spa, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1807, Salome Wake-
man, dau. of Stephen Wakeman (see No. 41), and be-
gat,

I. Mary Ann, 8 b. July 20, 1808; d. April,
1853. She m. Lewis Lorenzo More-
house.

292. II. Wakeman, 8 b. Sept. 28, 1811; d. Oct. 9,

1842.

III. Juliette, 8 b. May 29, 1814; d. Oct. 21,

1814.
Mr. Wakeman, Sr. , m. second, Jan. 27, 1820 Clar-
inda Hart (b. Oct. 4, 1795; d. April 21, 1822),
dau. of Aaron Hart and Lydia Woodwell, of R.
* I., and begat,

IV. Horton, 8 b. April 19, 1822; d. April 27,
1822.

Mr. Wakeman, Sr. , next m. Jan. 21, 1824, Sally
Hart (b. Nov. 27, 1790; d. Jan. 19, 1894), dau. of
Aaron Hart, and begat,

293. V. Thomas Hanford, 8 b. June 8, 1826.
Mrs. Sally (Hart) Wakeman, m. Rev. William

Thompson, in 1832.









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