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V. Jones Smith, lived in Toronto, Ont.

10. Polly Smith, b. Jan. 2, 1794 > '"n. Benjamin Buss of Sterling.

They settled in Rutland, removed to Eastford, Conn., where
she d. May, 1850. Their children were:

I. Adaline Buss.
II. Frederick Buss, lives in Stockport, N. Y.

11. Ebenezer Smith, b. Dec. 3, 1798; d. June 11, 1878; in. at

Princeton, Dec. 15, 1822, Anna Wilder, sister of Prudence
Wilder of Sterling, b. May 27, 1790, dau. of Elihu and
Prudence Wilder of that town. She d. April 15, 1870.
They resided on his parents' place in the easterly part of the
town, where he was a farmer. He represented the town in
the Legislature for one year, was selectman two years and
overseer of the poor at different times. Their child was :

I. Addison Smith, b. in Princeton, May 28, 1827 ; m.
(i) in Worcester, Oct. 28, 1856, Jeannette Brimner,
of Yarmouth, N. S., b. in July, 1832; she d. Aug.
14, 1865 ; he m. (2) in Ghent, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1867,
Martha, dau. of Jacob and Elizabeth New. He lived
upon the old Smith place in Princeton for many years,
where, in his early life, he and the Parker youths were
boys together, and with whom he warmly associated.
Later in life he i^emoved to Southborough, where he
now resides, a highly respected citizen. Children :

1. Anna Smith, b. in Princeton, July 25, 1872. She is a teacher

in Haverhill.

2. Irving Smith, b. in Southborough, March 27, 187S.

3. Jeannette Smith, b. in Southborough, Jan. 24, 18S1.


35. Rhoda Parker (Andrczv,i> A)idrew,^ yohn,^ Hana-
niah,^ Thomas'), dau. of Dea. Andrew and Abigail (Jennison)
Parker, b. in Lexington, June 19, 1760; m. 1785, Capt.
Joseph Smith, a veteran soldier of the Revolution and a promi-
nent citizen of Barre at the time. He was son of Joseph
Smith of Sudbury, now Wayland, 16 miles west of Boston,
and was one of a family of 13. Samuel, the oldest of this
large family, was also a Revolutionary soldier, and owned a
farm in Barre, where he d. in 1815.

Rhoda Parker, his worthy wife, survived him. She d. in
Barre, May i, 1814, aged 54. Her grandson wrote: "They
were buried two miles north of Barre village, where they lie
side by side." He was a man of much force of character and
kind and indulgent to his family.

After the Revolution Lt- Smith held various town offices
and was treasurer in 1792. He was an innholder. His first
location was easterly of where E. W. Hemenway now lives
and on the opposite side of the highway. In 1801 he erected
a tavern of which he had charge about 12 years. This house
is now used for a dwelling-house and is opposite the school-
house in old district No. 9.

As Capt. Smith was a prominent citizen of Barre, and his descendants are
so numerous, the following brief biography is fitting for our genealogy.
Jonas Smith, who m. Rhoda Parker, was b. Nov. 12, 1739. He enlisted in
the Revolutionary army in Colonel Prescott's regiment, some time previous
to the Battle of Bunker Hill. Prescott was one of the commanding officers in
that battle, but the company to which Mr. Smith belonged was that day
stationed northwest of the hill, toward Cambridgeport, to prevent those on
the hill from being flanked. He afterwards went with the army to Long
Island and White Plains, and was one of the 1,200 who stormed Fort Stony
Point. He was with the army when it passed that winter of hardships at
Valley Forge, where he had the small-pox and suffered terrible privations for
his country. He afterwards went south with Washington and was in most of
the principal battles, and at Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered. He
was Captain of a light infantry company in Col. Rufus Putnam's regiment,
and was one of the officers called together by Washington when he delivered
his farewell address. His company disbanded in 1783 and he returned to his
home in Barre. He was 43 years of age at this time. Two years later he
married Rhoda Parker at the age of 25. He owned a farm of 173 acres, being
what is known as the " Rocking Stone Farm." A mention of the famous
stone, from which the place takes its name, is made in the Geological History
of Mass. He was also a Quartermaster in the Revolution, and served as
Adjutant under Gen. Lincoln in the Shays' Rebellion. He was one of the
school committee of Barre.


Their children were :

RuFUs Smith, son of Capt. Joseph and Rhoda (Parker) Smith,
b. in Barre, Nov. S, 17S7; m. (i) Nov. 31, iSii, Miriam
Carruth of Barre, b. Sept. 6, 1788. He acquired a good edu-
cation and was a school-teacher. They lived in Barre where
George P. King now lives until about 1830, when he with his
family removed to Cortland Co., N. Y. His wife d. Feb. 8,
1831, and he m. (2) in Cortland, N. Y., 1831, Orpha Sweet
of McGrawville, N. Y., dau. of Stephen Sweet, b. Dec. 25,
1808. They lived first at McGrawville, N. Y., then Blodgett
Mills. Mrs. Orpha (Sweet) Parker d. June 11, 1840, and
he m. (3) Sept. 15, 1842, Mrs. Hannah (Lason) Gosper, b.
Dec. 5, 1S08, dau. of James and Hannah (Pembroke) Lason,
then of Dryden, Tompkins Co., N. Y. He d. in Freetown,
N. Y., June 17, 1877, aged nearly 89. She resides at Free-
town Corners, N. Y. In Barre Rufus Smith taught school at
the same district 18 terms in succession. He was a public
spirited man, highly respected, and an active help in the
Wesleyan Methodist Church in later years. He was a mason
by trade. He was president of the Washington ian Society of
Cortland, N. Y., in its day. In politics he was a wliig and
abolitionist. He was a delegate to ihe presidential campaign
of Polk and Dallas. He was influential toward temperance
and anti-slavery ; scarcely ever missed a town meeting or
election, and went on foot four miles to the polls when over
85 years of age.

One of the many letters from him to cousin Josiah Smith of
Barre is herewith preserved, showing the interest which he
took in the political aflairs of his time :

" Dear Cousin — These lines leave us enjoying as comforta-
ble a share of health as can be expected in the down hill of
life — I perceive by your letter that quite a number that I was
well acquainted with have been called from time into eternity.
A few more rolling suns and the same sad story will be told
of us, the places that now know us will know us no more for-
ever. * * * Tell your wife I have not forgotten her and my best
wishes for her. I very often think of my scholars and think
how much satisfaction I took while teaching the 'young idea
how to shoot,' and where scholars took as much pains to learn
and to obey the orders in school. You wrote of my keeping mv
politics that my father taught me while I was in my youth ; tliat
principle that he taught me was to do all the good I could for my


Country. That I have endeavored to keep in view. My motto
is freedom to all people if they behave themselves well. Last
fall the Republican party started and I liked their platform, and
we had quite a large number in this county before the stated
convention met at Syracuse. I was elected a delegate on the
republican side. The Whigs met the next day in convention.
We did nothing the first day but organize and be prepared for
the W^higs for we expected a union of the two parties. Perrin
H. McGraw, my sister Sally's son, was a delegate of the
whig party. The whig party met and organized ; sent a com-
mittee over to us to inform us they were ready to proceed —
we sent a committee to them in like manner. Before uniting
each delegation chose a committee of i6 on resolutions and a
committee of 32 to report names of candidates for state officers.
They then met, resolutions were read, and all of the whig
party but two agreed ; those two were silver greys. But it paid
all costs to be there and hear the speeches that were delivered.
One of the speakers was there from Kansas Territory. There
were a great many that were formerly democrats that united
with us and were put on the nominations, but we did not suc-
ceed on the election. The know-nothings carried the state by
nearly 10,000. I hope the old Bay State will fall into the
republican ranks and carry that state at the next presidential
election, for we do not want to see Kansas kicked and cufted
any more. My respects to all my friends.

"Yours, etc.

" RuFus Smith.

"Blodgett Mills, Post Oflice, April 14, 1S56."

His children were :

I. Joseph Aaron Smith, son of Rufus and Orpha (Sweet)
Smith, b. in Lenox, Madison Co., N. Y., Oct. i,
1833; m. in Sheridan, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., June
4, 1857, Hannah E. Nortrup, son of Absalom and
Betey Nortrup, b. in Cortland, N. Y., June 3, 1833.
He enlisted in 1863 for three years in the 145th Reg.
of Penn. Vols. He was in every battle except Gettys-
burg up to Gen. Lee's surrender in 1865. He was
struck in the back by an exploding shell at Fredricks-
burg, and wounded at Ream's Station. He enlisted as
a private, and although acting as sergeant many times
he would never take promotion. He often said that



he went out a private in the rear I'anks and was going
back the same. Mr. Smith is a daii"yman of Chautau-
qua Co., N. Y. Their children were:

1. Orpha E. Smith, b. in Sheridan, N. Y., March 23, 1859; ^^

Julj 4, 1877, in Chautauqua, N. Y., Lyman Prindle. Their
children were :

1. Willie M. Prindle, b. Oct. 24, 1879.

II. Myron J. Prindle, b. Aug. 2, 1881.

III. Blanch H. Prindle, b. June 14, 1883.

IV. Jesse R. Prindle, b. Feb. 20, 1887.
V. Anna C. Prindle, b. July 17, 1889.

All in the town of Greenfield, Erie Co., Pa.

2. Rufus P. Smith, b. Feb. 10, 1S67, in Harbour Creek, Erie

Co., Pa.

II. Mary Amelia Smith, dau. of Rufus and Orpha (Sweet)
Smith, b. in Lenox, Madison Co., N. Y., July 20,
1835 ; m. at Freetown, N. Y., Solomon F., son of
Wesley and Sarah (Lake) Robertson of Freetown.
He was b. in Freetown 1827. They reside at Free-
town Corners, where he is a cooper and mail carrier.
The children were all born in Freetown, N. Y. :

1. Rufus Randolph Robertson, b. 1854.

2. Charles Edward Robertson, b. 1856; m. in 18S8.

3. AUiston Robertson, b. 185S; m. in 1882.

4. Ella E. Robertson, b. i860.

5. Chauncy Herbert Robertson, b. 1865.

III. Rufus Putnam Smith, son of Rufus and Orpha

(Sweet) Smith, b. in Lenox, Madison Co., N. Y.,
Aug. 20, 1837. He enlisted in the 76th N. Y. Vol.
Inf. in 1861. He was the Colonel's orderly, and d. of
a fever while in the service of his country, in camp at
Washington, D. C, in the spring of 1862.

IV. Aaron Smith, son of Rufus and Orpha (Sweet) Smith,

b. at Homer, N. Y., May 2, 1S40; d. Aug. 5, 1840.
V. Sarah M. Smith, dau. of Rufus and Hannah (Lason)
(Gosper) Smith, b. at McGrawville, N. Y., Sept. 19,
1843 ; m. at Freetown, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1868, James
D., son of Thomas and Betsey (Wright) Fish of Cin-
cinnatus, N. Y. He is a farmer in Cortland, N. Y.
They had a son and dau., twins, b. June i, 1872, and
d. in infancy.
VI. Ann Maria vSMiTii,dau. of Rufus and Hannali (Lason)
(Gosper) Smith, b. at McGrawville, N. V., Jan. 9,
1846; d. Dec, 1S53.


2. Abigail Smith, dau. of Capt. Joseph and Rhoda (Parker)

Smith, b. in Barre, Aug. 16, 1789; m. in Barre, Jan. 5, 1812,

Joseph Peckham of Petersham, b. June 18, 1788, son of John

Peckham. He was a carpenter, wagon maker and blacksmith.

They lived for a few years in Petersham, then removed to

Homer, N. Y., and finally to Cortlandville, N. Y. Naturally

quiet and retired in her disposition, she was a true Christian

mother, and held a strong influence for the good over her large

family of children. She d. May 14, 1871. He d. Aug. 22,

1S75. Their daughter, Mrs. Louisa R. Seeber, writes:

"Were my parents still living their living descendants would

be seven children, 29 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren,

and one great-great-grandchild, making just 100 in all."*

Their children w^re :

I. Almon Peckham, b. in Petersham, Nov. i, 1812; m.

at Allen, N. Y., Hannah Anstras, b. May 27, 1817,

d. Feb. 23, 1875, dau. of Isaac and Hannah Peavy.

He was a farmer in Allen and Friendship, N. Y.,

and is still living (1892). Their children were:

1. Ira D. Peckham, b. in Allen, N. Y., Feb. 27, 1841 ; resides at

Richfield Springs, N. Y.

2. William Lester Peckham, b. in Allen, N. Y., Jan. 19, 1844;

resides at Friendship, N. Y.

II. Edwin Peckham, b. in Petersham, Sept. 28, 1S14; m.
at Belfast, N. Y., June 21, 183S, Sarah, dau. of
Susan and William Sellon. He was a farmer, and
lived first in Belfast, then in New Hudson, later in
Eagle, and last in Pike, N. Y. The children were b.
in Belfast, N. Y. :

1. Emeroy Peckham, b. April 5, 1S39; resides at Pike, N. Y.

2. Alson N. Peckham, b. July 3, 1S43; resides at Pike, N. Y.

3. Frank Peckham, b. April 3, 1846; resides at Freetown, N. Y.

III. Abigail Peckham, b. in Petersham, May 18, 1816; m.
in Allen, N. Y., Sept.. 1S40, George B. Hicks, b.
Dec. 17, 1814, son of Phillipp and Mary (Thurbee)
Hicks. They were farmers in New Hudson, N. Y.,
for more than 40 years, and now reside in the town of
Eagle, Wyoming Co., N. Y. Their children were:

1. Willard Hicks, b. Dec. 21, 1842.

2. Louisa Hicks, b. Jan. 28, 1845; m. Roberts.

3. Mariette Hicks, b. Feb. 22, 1847.

4. Ellen Hicks, b. Oct. 22, 1S49.

♦Written at Texas Valley, N. Y., March 28, 1890.


5. Alonzo Hicks, b. March 13, 1851.

6. Leonora Hicks, b. April 4, 1S53.

7. Julia Hicks, b. June 10, 1859.

IV. Sally Smith Peckham, b. in Cortlandville, N. Y.,
March 26, i8i8 ; d. at age of 4 yrs. 8 mos. 4 days,
Nov. 30, 1822.
V. Harriett Peckham, b. in Cortlandville, N. Y., Feb.
3, 1820; m. John Bennett, b. 1818, son of Nicholas
and Martha Bennett. He d. April 3, 1871. Their
children were :

I. Lydia Ann Bennett, b. June 6, 1848; m. Milo Tucker, and

reside in Almond, N. Y.
3. Louise Bennett, b. Sept. 19, 1849; '"• Daniel Coote, and

reside in Angelica, N. Y.

3. Adelbert Bennett, b. April i, 1851.

4. Franklin Bennett, b. March ^6, 1853; d. Nov. 9, 1854.

VI. Lauriston Peckham, b. in Cortlandville, N. Y., Feb.
5, 1823.

VII. Rhoda Louisa Peckham, b. in Cortlandville, N. Y.,
March 18, 1825 ; m, Nov. 2, 1851, Jacob, b. at Free-
town, N. Y., son of Safrenas and Elizabeth (Shannon)
Seeber. He d. April 6, 1889 ; was a farmer. She
resides at Texas Valley, N, Y. All the children were
b. in Freetown, N. Y. :

1. Eluette Seeber, b. Jan. 30, 1853; m. Nov. 17, 1875, George

Brooks. They have one son, Charles D. Brooks.

2. Lucelia Seeber, b. Sept. 26, 1855.

3. Dewitt C. Seeber, b. Sept. 10, 1857.

4. Elbert M. Seeber, b. April 24, 1862.

5. Sibbie A. Seeber, b. July 13, 1866.

6. George Merton Seeber, b. Dec. 5, 1869. The above children

are all deceased, except the youngest.

VIII. Mariette Peckham, b. in Cortlandville, N. Y., June
19, 1827; m. May 24, 1846, at Allen, Allegany Co.,
N. Y., Julius Spencer Graves, b. Nov. 21, 1822, at
Blodgett's Mills, son of Asher and Achsah (Webster)
Graves. He was a farmer of Freetown and Texas,
Cortland Co., until 1866, when he removed to Clarence,
Erie Co., N. Y., where he still resides. The following
children were all b. in Freetown, N. Y. :

1. Ju.«;tus PL Graves, b. June lo, 1847; resides at

Chicago, 111. rj,

" ' }• Twins.

2. Justin R. Graves, b. June 10, 1847; resides at

Evanston, 111.

3. Abbie Evelyn Graves, b. Feb. i, 1850; d. April 29, 1887.


4. Marj Elizabeth Graves, b. Aug. 25, 1855: resides at Evans-

ton, 111.

5. Stella Maria Graves, b. May 15, 1857 ; resides at East Clarence,

N. Y.

6. Ernest Webster Graves, b. Oct. 2, 1861 ; resides at East

Clarence, N. Y.

7. Melvin Wilbur Graves, b. Dec 31, 1863; d. Aug. 18, 1865.

IX. Cephas B. Peckham, b. in Cortlandvillc, N. Y,, July

7, 1829; m. in West Winfield, Herkimer Co., N. Y.,

Sarah E. Bentley, b. in West Winfield, Dec. 4, 183 1.

He is a farmer of Angelica, N. Y. Their son was:

I. Frank L. Peckham, b. in Caneadea, N. Y., Sept. 19, i860.

Resides at Angelica, N. Y.

X. Amelia L. Peckham, b. in Cortlandville, N. Y., Feb.
15, 1833; m. in Allen, N. Y., Jan., 1854, Spencer
Randall Franklin, son of John and Betsey (Miller)
Franklin. He was a farmer and for a time constable
in Allen, N. Y. Their children were :

1. Inez Gertrude Franklin, b. in Allen, N. Y., June, 1S56.

2. Carrie Estell Franklin, b. in Faribault, Minn., July, 185S.

3. Jennie Abbie Franklin, b. in Faribault, Minn., Sept., 1862.

3. Aaron Smith, son of Capt. Joseph and Rhoda (Parker) Smith,
b. in Barre, Nov. 4, 1791 ; m. Dec. 6, 1814, Sarah Allen
Mason; b. Feb. 11, 1794, the dau. of Thaddeus, Esq., and
Hannah (Allen) Mason of Barre. She was granddau. of
Dea. John Mason, who with Dea. Andrew Parker were
young men together in Lexington, and who in Barre were
always hand-in-hand in all important aflairs. Dea. Mason
was the first representative to the General Court from Barre.
A nephew of Sarah Allen Mason is still living — Thaddeus
Mason Loring, Esq., of Cortland, N. Y. Their ancestors
were doubtless the originators of most of the name in Mass.

They removed from Barre to Homer, N. Y., in 181 6. He
was Captain of a militia company there. They removed to
Allen, N. Y., in 1838. He there held the office of ruling
elder and deacon of the Church for 35 years, until his death,
which occurred Feb. i, 1S62. "He no doubt (writes his
son) inherited some of his Grandfather Parker's old time faith.
An instance of his belief in direct answer to prayer is related
by one of his old friends : ' One extremely dry season fires
were raging all around us, and after he and others had done
without avail all that human hands could do to stay their
progress he dropped on his knees and j^i'^yed there in the
midst of the fires for rain. And,' added the neighbor, ' it


came almost immediately.'" He was a good influence in his

town, and belonged to one of the first temperance societies

organized in the country. Botli he and his wife were partially

paralyzed shortly before tlieir deaths. She d. July 29, 1873.

Their children were :

I. Caroline Smith, b. in Barre, Oct. 6, 1815 ; m. March

18, 1835, Abel Webster of Fabius, N. Y., b. Sept. 17,

1809. They lived in Fabius and Allen, N. Y. She

d. Dec. 12, 1S72; he d. April 13, 1877. Children:

1. William S. Webster, b. in Fabius, N. Y., May 17, 1836.

2. Melvin A. Webster, b. in Allen, N. Y., July 16, 1843; m.

Jan. 5, 1876, Maggie Reusch, b. in Wurtemberg, German}',
Aug. 4, 1849, '^^^- °f Frederick and Margaret Reusch.
He is a farmer in Angelica, N. Y.

3. Sarah E. Webster, b. in Fabius, N. Y., May 21, 1848; m.

Jan. 25, 1874, Frank Walker, b. in Allen, N. Y., April 16,
1852, son of Lysander and Martha Walker. They have
three children.

4. Byron A. Webster, b. in Allen, N. Y.,July 26, i86o; d. at

Chicago, 111., Sept. 21, 1888.
II. Andrew Parker Smith, b. in Homer, N. Y., Jan. 29,
1818; m. in Angelica, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1844, Sarah
Ann Chafiee. He settled in Allen, N. Y., where he
was both a farmer and a mason, which trade he had
already mastered. He became the supervisor of the
town of Allen, N. Y., which position he held for two
years. In 1866 he bought a farm in Gratiot Co.,
Mich., and moved there with his family. As a most
fitting tribute to his marked integrity of character, it
need but be said that during the two years which he
passed at his new home he held for one term the
highest office in the township, was also superintendent
of the Sunday-school and filled satisfactorily some
minor offices. He d. of quick consumption, Dec. 30,
1868. Their children were :
I. Anna Maria Smith, b. Sept. 28, 1845; m. in Hubbardston,
Mich., March 9, 1870, Charles R. Proctor, b. in Mesopo-
tamia, O., Oct. 28, 1843, son of Peter and Harriett Proctor.
She has in preservation a book bearing the title "Andrew
Parker, 1776." This was one of the several diaries and
account books which Dea. Andrew Parker kept during his
busy life. Her father often spoke of it with worthy pride,
saying, "That belonged to my great-grandfather, and from
him 1 was named." She also has an old wooiien canteen
snd a powder-horn, which were carried by either Dea.
Parker or Capt. Smith. She resides in Hubbardston, Mich.


2. Martha V. Smith, b. April i6, 1848; d. Aug. 15, 1876.

3. Mason A. Smith, b. Jan. 30, 1850.

4. Mary E. Smith, b. Sept. 3, 1851 ; d. March 19, 1869.

5. Milton A. Smith, b. Oct. 18, 1853 ; d. March 18, 1869.

HI. William Mason Smith, b. in Homer, N. Y., April 14,
1821. He went with his parents to Allen, N. Y., in
1838, he himself walking the entire distance to drive the
stock they took with them, and there helped to make a
pleasant home of the new farm, which he and his father
and brother owned together. The grounds around the
house he planted full of forest trees, mainly evergreens,
and in other ways made the place one delightful to
remember. He m. in China (now Arcade), N. Y.,
May 8, 1S55, Orilla Welles. They removed to Clin-
ton Co., Mich., in 1865, where he d. on his farm near
Hubbardston, June 7, 1872. He was very retiring in
disposition and never sought or held many public
offices. To his careful pains we are indebted greatly
for the fulness and accuracy of the records and history
of his own family and near relatives. He properly
appreciated his ancestors, and in his family papers is
written : " Grandfather Smith and wife. Great grand-
father Allen and wife, also Great Grandfather Parker
and wife were buried two miles north of Barre
Village." Their children were :

1. Emma Caroline Smith, b. in Allen, N. Y., April 8, 1856; m.

Oct. 15, 1S78, Myron C. Goolthrite, b. in New York, Nov.
18, 1854.

2. Anna Louisa Smith, b. in Allen, N. Y., June 23, 1859; ^i.

July, 1888, George R. Knowles, b. in N. Y. State, Jan. 3,

3. Sarah May Smith, b. in Allen, N. Y., May 3, 1861.

4. William Welles Smith, b. in Lebanon, Mich., Jan. 19, 1868.

5. Orilla Laverne Smith, b. in Lebanon, Mich., Jan. 15, 1870.

IV. Ann Eliza Smith, b. in Cortland, N. Y., Dec. 9, 1872 ;

m. in Allen, N. Y., April 13, 1845, O. H. Walker,

b. April II, 182 1, son of Erastus and Betsey B.

(Porter) Walker. She d. Sept. 3, 1S71, and left no

issue. He I'esides at Angelica, N. Y.

4. Sally Smith, dau. of Capt. Joseph and Rhoda (Parker) Smith,

b. in Barre; removed to Homer, N. Y., 1816; m. in Cort-

landville, N. Y., Jan. 13, 1820, Harry McGraw, son of

Samuel and Elizabeth (Whitman) McGraw. vShe was a

devout Christian woman and a kind mother. Mr. McGraw


was a merchant of McGravvville. He was honored with several
town offices, such as supervisor and assessor. He was also
member of the Assembly, and the first postmaster of McGraw-
ville, which office he held until his death, May 16, 1849. She
d. May i, 1874. All the children were b. in McGrawville :
I. LucRETiA McGraw, b. Jan. 11, 1821 ; m. Rev. E. B.

Fancher. They reside in McGravvville, N. Y., and

of their children these are living :

1. Ezra B. Fancher.

2. Edward P. Fancher.

3. Sarah L. Fancher Kinney.

4. Mary C. Fancher Jones.

5. Henry R. Fancher.

6. James R. Fancher.

II. Perrix H. McGraw, b. Dec. 26, 1S23 ; m. at New
Berlin, N. Y., April 26, 1848, Leonisia, b. June 9,
1824, in Solon, N. Y., dau. of Garrett and Philena
Pritchard. He has been actively connected with his
town and is a highly respected citizen of McGrawville,
N. Y. He has been a merchant, produce dealer and
manufacturer of corsets. Their children were :

1. Mary Louisa McGraw, b. Feb. 3, 1853; d. Dec. 16, 1S65.

2. Albert Perrin McGraw, b. June 12, 1S56; m. Jan. 18, 1882,

Emiline N. Childs. They have one son :

I. Charles Albert McGraw, b. Dec. 28, i886.

HI. Pamelia McGraw, b. Feb. 3, 1825 ; m. in McGraw-
ville, N. Y., 1855, Henry M. Kingman, son of Oliver
and Betsey Kingman. He is a merchant of McGraw-
ville. They have one adopted dau., Carrie E. King-

IV. Marinda McGraw, b. July 14, 1827 ; m. Sept. 5, i860,
in McGrawville, N. Y., Henry C, b. in Guilford,
N. Y., Sept. 11, 1827, son of Leontes and Zilpha
(Farnham) Hendrick. He is a physician. He was
a surgeon in the Rebellion, 1861-65. He is president
of th& Board of U. S. Examining Surgeons, Cortlanil,
N. Y. They reside in McGrawville, N. Y. They
have one son :
I. Henry Delos Hendrick, b. Oct. 11, 1861.
V. Delos McGraw, b. Oct. 21, 1829. He is a merchant
and produce tlealer and resides in McGravvville, N. Y.

VI. Loui.sA Maria McGraw, b. Oct. 21, 1832; d. Feb. i,


36. Abigail Parker ( Andrew, '^ Andrew,'^ yokn,^ Hana
niah,^ Thomas'' ), dan. of Dea. Andrew and Abigail (Jennison)
Parker, b. in Lexington, Jan. 29, 1762, came with her parents

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