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1709 ; Jonathan, mentioned below ; Joshua.
September 22, 1714: Joseph, November 21,
1716; Thankful, February 8, 1719: David,
May, 1721 ; ]\Iary, February 2, 1723.

(I\") Jonathan, son of Joshua Underwood,
was born at Watertown or Sherborn, Novem-
ber 4, 1711. He married, January 22, 1740,
Priscilla Bailla or Bailey. They settled at Sud-
bury and had four daughters and one son.
Children : John, mentioned below ; Hannah,
born at Sudbury, May 30, 1755 : Lydia. .March
5, 1758. Two other daughters.

( \' ) John, son of Jonathan Underwood, was
born in 1742. He married. December 9, 1763,
Bathsheba Rice, who married (second) No-
vember 26, 1778, James Demandar. Children,
born at Sudbury: Isaac, October 25, 1764:
Jonas, mentioned below ; .-\nna, January 29,
1769; Asahel, August 10. 1770.

.Another Jonathan Underwood, of the same
family, lived at East Sudbury and died there
January 29, 1804: his son Jonathan died there
June 9, 181 1, aged sixty-two. Jonathan mar-
ried (first) June 4, 1744. Lydia Muzzey, of
Sudbury. He came from W"eston, formerly

(\T) Jonas, .son of John Underwood, was
born in Sudbury, June 10, 1767. The Massa-
chusetts Revolutionary' Rolls prove' beyond
question that Jonas Underwood was in the
revolution. He and his brother Isaac enlisted
before April i, 1783, when each signed a re-
ceipt for thirty pounds bounty given by the
town with an obligation of sixty pounds, half
of which was to be paid in one year and the
other in two years after enlistment. It was

common fur the Icwns to offer bounties of
this sort, and toward the close of the war
many very young soldiers were taken to fill
the quotas of the towns. In 1683 Jonas was
described as sixteen years old, five feet, one-
half inch in height, of light complexion, light
hair and blue eyes, a farmer by occupation.
In another record his date of enlistment is
given as April 15, 1781, for three years to
fill the quota of the town of Sudbury in the
continental army, and presumably on account
of his age was reported unfit for duty, but
the record above shows that he was retained
in the service and paid for it. His age at
enlistment is given as fourteen years, nine
months, his stature four feet, eleven and three-
quarters inches. "Reported under size." Isaac
was five feet four inches in April, 1781, and
aged si-xteen 3'ears.

Jonas Underwood applied for a pension
from W'indsor, New York, May 8, 1818. The
family records give the date of his birth as
June 8, 1763. The date given above is from
the town records. After the revolution Jonas
removed to New York state and became one
of the pioneers of the town of Sanford,
Broome county. He married, about 1792,
.Sally Pine, of I-'ishkill, New York, daughter
of P. Pine and sister of Judge Pine, of De-
posit, New York. She was born April 2, 1774.
Cliildren : Betsey, born August 3, 1793 ; John,
mentioned below: Phebe, !\Iarch 14, 1798;
Peter, August 2, 1800; Phili]^, March 9, 1803;
Jonas, September 17, 1805 : Sally, January 7,
1808: Isaac, July 14, 1810: Almira, March
II, 1813: Mary Ann, October 13, 1817.

(\'II) John (2), son of Jonas Underwood,
was born August 2^, 1795, died November 8,
1864, at Deposit, New York. He married
Harriet, born June 3, 1801, died August 16,
1858, daughter of Jacob and Margaret (York )
Edick. Children : Maretta, George, Ruth,
Butler, Betsey, Nelson, .Annette, Margaret,
died young : Ellen, Charles W'., mentioned be-

(\TII) Charles W., son of John (2) Under-
wood, was born March 31, 1840, at Deposit,
New York. He resides in Syracuse, New
York. For many years he was a locomotive
engineer in the West Shore division of the
New York Central & Hudson River railroad.
In religion he is a Methodist, and in politics
a Republican. He married. May 4, i860, Jane
McClure, born March 8. 1844, in Broome
countv. New York. Children: Charles M.,



burn l''cl)niary 4, 18(^13. iimrricd 1 )c. i'.ltc
Sciuliier and had Herbert li. and Ivniily .M.:
Kiiiily. born .March 24, 1870, married H. Ches-
ter I.arrabee (see Larrabee \'11I ).

The name of Sliori is a ver_\' ol 1
SJl()i\'r one in America and was planted
in New Eng'land by Henry Short,
who arrived at Ipswich, Massachusetts, in
1634. and settled in the next year in the neigh-
boring" town of Newbury. He left a large
number of descendants and they were num-
erously found in the town of Newbury down
to 1800. He was acconipanierl by his brother
Anthony, who left no descendants.

(I) The first of this family of whom anv
record can be obtained was (ilover Short,
who removed from Connecticut to Eaton,
Madison county. New York, where he set-
tled on a farm of one hundred acres, half a
mile east of the village of Eaton, where he
was succeeded by his son Bela. He married
Lucy Richardson and had children: i. Ham-
mon, mentioned below. 2. T!ela, a farmer and
dairyman of Eaton. New York : married (first I

Wilson and (second) Elizabeth Burd-

win, and had children: Manlintha. Mary,
Frances, Louis, Hiram, Duane. 3. Zadock,

married Brown and was a farmer at

Cincinnatus, Cortland county. New York :
children : Elmira, Henry, Cornelia. 4. Pame-
lia, married Rev. Daniel Eldridge, and re-
sided at Salem, New York. 5. Olive, wife of
Elijah Eldridge, lived at Marion, Wayne
county. New York. 6. Glover, lived in Cin-
cinnatus. 7. Lucy, married Allen, of

Marion, New York.

(H) Hammon, son of Glover Short, was
born about 1790 in Fairfield, Connecticut, died
at Homer, Cortland county, New York, at the
age of seventy-three years. As a boy he re-
moved with his parents to Eaton, Madison
county. New York, where he was educated
in public schools, and learned the trade of
harnessmaker with Zebulon Weaver, of Ham-
ilton, New York. Soon after his marriage
he removed to De Ruyter, IMadison county,
where he set up in business as harnessmaker
and continued for several years. He sold
out and removed his family to Homer, where
his children could have the educational ad-
vantages of Cortland Academy. Here he es-
tablished a harness business and purchased
two acres of land on Main street, on which
he built a residence, at that time one of the

hancKomcst in the village, i-'or some time
his .son-in-law, Charles H. Wheadon, was his
l>artner and later i)urcliased the business when
Mr. Short retired, lie continued to reside
in Homer until his death, and for seventeen
\ears engaged in the business of buying horses
and cattle, which he marketed in I'hiladelphia.
He often maintained large herds of cattle and
marketed this stock in Lansingburg, New
York. He had a farm of one hundred and
fifteen acres about one mile east of Homer
which he managed. With his wife he was a
member of the Baptist church at Homer in
which he long serveil as deacon, and was
many }-ears a trustee of Cortland .Academy.
Politically he was known as an old line Whig.
He married, at Hamilton, New York, Dor-
cas \\'eaver, of l!utternuts, Otsego county,
.New York, born .August 7. 1792, died March
30. 18S7, daughter of Zebulon and Dorcas
(Hoxsie) Weaver, of an old Rhode Island
family which was founded by Clement Weav-
er, wdio settled at Newport, Rhode Island,
where he died in 1683. His wife was Mary
l-'reeborn, and his descendants resided for
many generations in Newport, Greenwich and
other Rhode Island towns. No record of
Zebulon \\'eaver apjjears in the vital records
of that state but he was undoubtedly a de-
scendant of Clement Weaver. The family tra-
dition states that Zebulon Weaver lived and
died at Newport. Children of Hammon Short:
I. Jane Madison, married Erasmus Bowen ;
resided in Homer ; they had a daughter Har-
riet who moved to Elgin, Illinois. 2. IMary
.■\nn, married Chauncey Darby, of Homer ;
settled in Greene, Chenango county. New
York ; their son. Dr. Edwin Tyler Darby, re-
sides at Lansdown, near Philadelphia, Penn-
sylvania ; they had two other sons, Charles
Hammon and Orville. 3. Cordelia (luelma,
married Charles Harlan Wheadon : children :
Frances Amelia; Alary, wife of Dr. Frank
P. Darby, of Elmira, New York ; Charles
Hammon, of the same town; Flenry. 4. Lucy
.Annette, married Elias Weaver ; sons : Fred
and Charles. 5. Eliza Dorcas, married Rev.
Edgar Perkins ; children : .Agnes, married Peter
AlcCiill; Charles Edgar, residing in New York;
Marion, wife of Gardner H. Northrop : Louisa ;
.Annette ; Frances. 6. Helen Leonard, mar-
ried Edwin Darby, of Cortland ; sons : .Arthur,
Theodore, Clarence. 7. Orville Hammon, men-
tioned below. 8. Franklin Eldridge, married
lone Lamphear, of Galesburg, Illinois; chil-



dren : Winifred, Harlan Wheadon, Harriet,
Gu)- Barton. Franklin. 9. Henry Wilbur, re-
sides in New York City ; married Fanny
Sperry ; daughters : Gertrude and Florence.

(HI) Orville Hammon, eldest son of Ham-
mon and Dorcas (Weaver) Short, was born
November 28, 1828, at Homer, New York.
He was educated in the public schools of his
native town and the Cortland Academy. He
was clerk in the store of Edward F. Thomas
in Homer for eight years, thereby acquiring
a thorough knowledge of the trade, and en-
abling him to engage in the general store busi-
ness, which he established in Truxton. New
York, under the firm name of Bliss & Short,
which continued four years. He then pur-
chased the interest of his partner, and moved
the stock to Homer, where he continued in
business until 1868. He then went to Kansas
City and purchased the transfer business in
company with his brother, Franklin E. Short.
In 18S0 he came to Syracuse, New York, and
engaged in the manufacture of carriages, sup-
plying the wholesale trade, and continued until
1896. He came to New York City in 1903
and is now associated with his son, Orville
E. Short, at 1648 Broadway. While a resi-
dent of Kansas City he served as a member
of the city council for two years.

He married (first) October 2, 1855, at El-
bridge, New York, Sarah L.. daughter of
Tobias and Sally (Lee) Clements, of that
place. She died January 6, 1873, in Kansas
City, Missouri. He married (second) in Kan-
sas City, June 17, 1874, Clara O. Young, born
in Gambler, Ohio, died September 22, 1903.
Children of first wife: i. Edward Clements,
born in Truxton, New York, 1856, died when
three years old. 2. Annie Louisa, born at
Homer, 1858; married James Jililburn. of St.
Louis; child, Orville Hugh. 3. Orville Ed-
ward, mentioned below. 4. Emily Clements,
born at Jordan, New York, 1861 ; married
Charles Carroll Smith, at Syracuse. New
York ; child. IMargaret Louisa, now wife of
Edward J. Flynn, of Utica, New York.

(R") Orville Edward, son of Orville H. and
Sarah L. (Clements) Short, was born in
Homer, New York, in 1859. He was reared
and educated in his native place, attending
the public schools and Cortland Academy, and
when twenty-six years of age removed to
New York City and engaged in the wholesale
carriage trade, disposing of his stock to the
dealers, and achieving success as the result

of industry, perseverance and excellent busi-
ness qualifications. He is a Republican in poli-
tics, and holds membership in the Knicker-
bocker Club. Mr. Short is unmarried.

This old and honorable surname
YALE was well known in England for

some time before the settlement of
America, and members of the family who bore
it were numerous in various parts of New
England early in the seventeenth century. The
family here described was one of the most
prominent in early Connecticut history, rep-
resentative of the best interests of the com-
munity where they lived, and respected as
upright and public-spirited citizens.

(I) Thomas Yale was born in 1616 in
Chester, England, and came to America in
1637, with his mother, stepfather. Governor
Theophilus Eaton, and other members of the
family. The company of which they formed
a part landed at Boston, but preferred to go
into the wilderness and choose a suitable loca-
tion for a settlement of their own. ^Ir. Eaton,
with a few companions, explored the coast
south of Boston and along the northern part
of Long Island sound, until they came to what
is now New Haven harbor, and there spent
the winter. In the following spring they
brought word to the remainder of the com-
pany, who sailed from Boston to the place
where Eaton and a few others had passed the
winter. Thus in 1638 was begun the settle-
ment of New Haven, and in the month of
April, under a tree, Rev. Davenport, who was
one of their number, preached his first ser-
mon in the wilderness, the remainder of the
day being spent in fasting and prayer. A
government was formed and the settlers
pledged themselves "to be governed in all
things by the rules which the Scripture held
forth to' them." They purchased a right to
the land from the Indians, and in October,
1639, Theophilus Eaton was chosen as gover-
nor, which ofiice he held by re-election for
the succeeding twenty years. In 1643 Mr.
Eaton was prominent in helping to organize
the New England Confederation, and in 1655,
with the assistance of Rev. Davenport, drew
up what became known as the "Connecticut
Blue Laws." In 1638 Thomas Yale settled
in New Haven, with an estate of two hundred
pounds. In 1659 Mr. Eaton being deceased,
Mr. Yale accompanied his mother and step-
sister, Hannah Eaton, back to England, but



returned to Xew Haven and purchased lanil
in that part of the town now called North
Haven, where he settled as early as 1660. He
was one of the prominent men in the colony,
a signer of the Plantation Covenant of New
Haven, and filled various public offices with
ability and credit. He left an estate of four
hundred and seventy-nine pounds, his death
occurring in New Haven, Alarch 27, 1683.

In 1645 he married Mary, daughter of Cap-
tain Nathaniel Turner, of New Haven. Cap-
tain Turner was of Lynn, Massachusetts, in
1630, and removed to New Haven in 1638.
He was lost at sea in his ship "Phantom,"
which sailed from New Haven in January,
1646. Mrs. Yale died October 15, 1704. Chil-
dren : John, Thomas, Mary, Nathaniel, Mar-
tha, Abigail, Hannah, Elizabeth.

(H) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (i) and
Mary (Turner) Yale, was born about 1647
in New Elaven, died January 26, 1736, in
Wallingford. About the time of his first
marriage he, with others, began to agitate
the settlement of Wallingford, to which place
he removed in i\Iay, 1670, under the guidance
of the "New Haven committee," as it was
called. Mr. Yale was one of the most active
and prominent citizens of the new town and
assisted very materially in the formation of
the church, February 15, 1675, also in the
call of the first and second ministers — Rev.
Samuel Treat in 1672 and Rev. Samuel Whit-
tlesley, April 4, 1709. In 17 10 he and Rev.
Samuel Street w^ere the only surviving sign-
ers of the Plantation Covenant of Walling-
ford, and September 19th of that year he was
one of a committe of three appointed to sell
Indian lands in the town. He served as jus-
tice of the peace, captain of the train band,
land surveyor and moderator. He kept the
records of the town proceedings for nearly
twenty years. i\Ir. Yale married (first) De-
cember II, 1667, Rebecca, daughter of Will-
iam •J^ibbards, of New Haven, who was born
February 26, 1650, in New Haven, and died
in Wallingford. He married (second) Sarah,
daughter of John Nash, who died Alay 27,
1716. He married (third) July 31, 1716, May
Bench, of Wallingford. His children, all born
of his first marriage, were: Hannah, Rebecca,
Elizabeth, Theophilus, Thomas, Nathaniel,
Mary, John.

(Ill) John, youngest son of Thomas (2)
and Rebecca (Gibbards) Yale, was born De-
cember 8, 1687, in Wallingford, died January

6, 1782, aged ninety-five years. He settled in
that part of the town which is now Meriden,
near the residence of a later John Yale, who
lived there, and was a farmer by occupation.
He married, July 22, 171 1, Sarah Payne, of
the same town. Children : Hannah, Elizabeth,
Nash, Thomas, Nathaniel, Eunice, Mary, Bar-
nabus, John, Solomon, Joseph.

(IV) Nash, eldest son of John and Sarah
(Payne) Yale, was born September 4, 1715,
in \Vallingford, died March 30, 1802, in Meri-
den, Connecticut. He was a soldier in the
revolutionary war. He married, February 28,
1737, Sarah Amerton, who died in October,
1798, aged eighty-four years. Children: Lois,
died young ; Nash, Lois, Amerton.

(V) Nash (2), son of Nash (i) and Sa-
rah (Amerton) Yale, was born April 29, 1744,
died September 30, 1789. He was a farmer
by occupation, and was a soldier in the revolu-
tion, serving in the Fourth Regiment of the
Connecticut Line, formation of 1781-83, re-
ceiving pay for the period between January,
1781, and December 31st of the same year.
In 1770 he married Anna Coats, who died in
1821, aged about seventy-five years, and they
had children : Lois, died young ; Divan Berry,
Joseph Coats.

(VI) Divan Berry, son of Nash (2) and
Anna (Coats) Yale, was born April 13, 1772,
died at the home of his son, Burrage Yale, at
Utica, New York, March 23, 1849. He re-
moved to Middletown, Connecticut, and sub-
sequently to Salisbury, Herkimer county. New
York, where he resided for a number of years.
He married, August 22, 1792, Rosetta Bron-
son, born January 5, 1775, died April 17, 1822,
at the a,ge of forty-seven years. Children :
Allen, Truman, Linus, Welcome, Rosetta,
Leander, Burrage, Lucy, Lois A., Jane.

(\TI) Allen, son of Divan Berry and Ro-
setta (Bronson) Yale, was born February 27,
1793, in Middletown, Connecticut, died Au-
ust II, 1865. He removed from Middletown
to Salisbury Center, New Y'ork. By occupa-
tion he was a farmer and mechanic. He mar-
ried, November 15, 1813, Laura Smith, of
Bullstown, New York, born September 21,
1795, and resided at Salisbury at the time of
her marriage. Children: Truman I.. Lucetta,
died young; Leander S., Lucetta P.. William
Wallace, Burrage W., Lucretia M.

(VIII) Truman Ives, son of Allen and
Laura (Smith) Yale, was born at Salisbury,
New York. March 15, 1816, died August 9,


.\"R\V YORK.

1886. at Canastota, Madison county. New
York. He attended the district school in his
native place, and during his minority learned
the trade of carpenter, which for a number
of years he followed in Herkimer county.
Prior to 1850 he served for a time as post-
master at .\ldercreek. New York. He en-
gaged in the manufacture of chairs at that
place, and also made wagons during the pe-
riod of his residence there. Returning to Sal-
isbury, he engaged in the lumber trade and
operated a mill for the manufacture of all
kinds of interior and exterior house finishing
material. In 1865 he removed to Canastota.
wliere he purchased a sixty-acre farm, which
he operated, but a few years later sold this
property, retired from active life and resided
in the village for the remainder of his life.
He was highly esteemed for his many good
qualities of mind and heart, and was charitable
and kindly in his relations with his fellowmen.
He was a member of the Universalist church,
and in politics was a Republican. He served
seven years as justice of the peace while liv-
ing at Aldercreek, and also served as town
assessor in Salisbury. He married (first )
Januarv 9. 1839, Xancy Churchill, of Boon-
ville. who died April 21. 1841. He married
(second) April 7, 1843, Mary Ann Churchill,
daughter of Isaac Churchill, of Little Falls,
New York, who died Alay 29, 1849. He mar-
ried (third) January 10, 1852, Francine Jane
Kyser. of Salisbury. P.y his first marriage he
had one child : Annetta : by his second mar-
riage he had three children : ^lilton H., Jane
P. and Isaac ; by his third marriage he had
three children: Dema Laura, Sarah Jane, Male

(IX) Milton Harvey, son of Truman Ives
and Mary Ann (Churchill) Yale, was born at
Aldercreek, Oneida county. New York, Jan-
uary 9, 1845. At the age of four years he
removed with his parents to Salisbury, Herki-
mer county, where he attended the district
school. He later attended the Fairfield (Xew
York ) Academy, and completed a course in
Eastman Business College at Poughkeepsie.
where he graduated at the age of nineteen
years. For the following six years he taught
school during the winter months, and during
the remainder of the time worked at farming.
Before reaching the age of thirty years he had
established a general store at Beaver ]\Ieadow,
Chenango county, New York, where he lived
two vears, and during this time his marriage

occurred. He subsequently closed out this
business and moved to .Angelica, Allegany
county. Xew York, where for thirteen years
he conducted a general store. He also owned
a branch store at Belmont, a nearby town.
L'pon disposing of this business he removed
to Syracuse and for fourteen months con-
ducted a real estate business there. In 1890
he established himself in mercantile business
in Cortland, and for two years dealt in dry
goods. During the ten years of his residence
in that city he organized the Yale Land Im-
provement Company, of which concern he was
president, their headquarters being Baltimore,
Maryland. In 1900 ]\Ir. Yale removed to Xew
York City and there continued in the real
estate business, his office being located at 38
Park Row for some years, but in 191 1 the firm
removed to West Thirty- fourth street. The
officers of the Yale Land Company are : ^lil-
ton H. Yale, president ; William T. Yale, vice-
president, and Fred S. Yale, secretary and
treasurer. This concern has improved and de-
veloped many very desirable localities in
Brooklyn and Queens boroughs, Xew York
Citv. and Xew Jersey. They are owners of
Yaie Terrace. Jamaica : Yale Park, Brooklyn ;
Ridgewood East and Ridgewood Xorth,
Ridgewood, Queens Borough ; Irvington Ter-
race, Xewark, Xew Jersey ; and Park Heights,
Xew Jersey, all of which they have developed.
Thev are also interested in the Eaton Land
Company and the Thompson Property Com-
pany. The members of the firm are known as
upright and enterprising business men and
have a good standing in financial circles. In
religious matters Mr. Yale leans toward the
Presbyterian faith, being an attendant of that
church. In politics he is favorable to the prin-
ciples of the Republican party. He is not af-
filiated with any order or society, but takes
great pleasure in his membership in the Or-
chard Lake Fishing Club, of Sullivan county,
Xew York, of which he is vice-president.

He married (first) at Salisbury, Xew York,
Januarv 14, 1873. Clara, daughter of William
J. and Elizabeth B. (Ford) Thompson, of Sal-
isbury, born there July 20, 1847. died at Ja-
maica, Long Island, June 9, 1907. Fler father
was a farmer and capitalist. Children: i.
William Truman, born May 22, 1875 ; married,

Mav 8, 1907. Carolyn, daughter of and

Martha J. Dexter, of Jamaica, Long Island.
2. Fred Silas, born July 18, 1881 ; married, De-
cember 15. 1909. Irene, daughter of Frank H.



(_irali;im, (if I'ricmlship. Xew \'uik. lie mar-
ried (second) Clara J. I'laker, of I'awtiu-kct.
Rhode Island.

This old Dntch name has
DlRLAXr) many spellings among the de-
scendants such as Dorland,
Uorlin and numerous other forms. It has been
cons])icuous in the settlement of various dis-
tricts in Xew York, and was chiefly identified
for many generations with agriculture and
mechanical arts. In recent generations it has
been largely connected with mercantile and
professional life.

(I) Jan Gerretse Dorlandt, born about
1625-27, came from Holland in 1652, and set-
tled in the village of Brooklyn. His first resi-
dence was near the Fulton street ferry, and
he removed later to the village of Bedford
in Brooklyn township, where he was residing
in 1657. He had a farm of forty acres at the
east end of Bedford, adjoining what is now
Fulton street. His name is on the assessment
roll of Brooklyn township in 1675, ^""^ o"
April 6. 1677, he purchased meadow lot No.
18 in Flatbush. In a list of taxpayers in 1683
his property is valued at one hundred and
twentv-three pounds, including four horses and
nine head of meat cattle of various ages, twenty
morgens of land, and one poll, eighteen pounds.
In 1687 he subscribed to the oath of allegiance
to the English government, and in that year
was elected town commissioner of Brooklyn,
continuing to fill that office, which was equiv-
alent to the modern town supervisor, until
1701 or later. In 1699 he was collector of
Brooklyn, and he was living in 171 1. The
name of his first wife is unknown, but he was
married before 1655 when he had a son born.
The mother died between 1663 and 1666. and
he married (second) in 1667, Anna Remsen,

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