The Family of Squire Lawton / Laughton
Of Hope, Hamilton County, NY

This is NOT intended to be a COMPLETE record of this family. Every effort was made to consult primary sources available to me as well as sources available online from free and pay sites. However, errors and omissions may occur. Please check all facts against primary sources for best accuracy. A special Thank You to Gail Cramer, Northampton/Northville historian, for providing images of marriage announcements and obituaries from the scrapbooks listed under "Sources".

Generation No. 1

1. SQUIRE LAWTON (DAVID) was born 23 March 1794 in Windham Co., VT to David and Ruth (MELVIN) Lawton, and died [1 or] 27 December 1876 in Hamilton Co., NY. He married ZERVIA ISABELL FINCH April 1815 in Hadley, Saratoga Co., NY. She was born 20 September 1794 in Warren Co., NY, and died 05 December 1882.

        Squire's father, David Lawton, was born in Massachusetts, where he continued to reside with his father until nine years of age, at which time they moved to Dummerston, Windham Co., VT. While at Dummerston, he volunteered to serve in the Revolutionary War, for which he later received a pension. After the war, he made his home at Dummerston where he married twice and had 10 children. About 1810, David and Ruth, with at least three of their sons, Amos, Squire and Fordyce, removed to Saratoga County, NY. David died 15 May 1837 in Edinburg, Saratoga Co., and was buried in Partridge Cemetery (Known as Abbott Cemetery in 1878). Squire's mother, Ruth, died 28 August 1833 in Hadley, Saratoga Co., and was buried in Hadley Hill Cemetery.
        On 18 June 1812, America declared war against the British, a war that was known as, "Mr. Madison's War" or, "The Second American Revolution". We now know it better as, "The War of 1812". In 1814, the British planned a three-part invasion of the U.S. One of the invasion routes was via Lake Champlain. On 3 September 1814, the British, with a force of close to 10,000 soldiers, crossed the U.S.- Canadian border into New York State. A desperate call went out to all northern NY Militia to gather at Plattsburgh, NY to make a stand. The NYS Militia was slow to respond in many counties. Squire Lawton enlisted 15 September 1814 at Hadley, Saratoga County to serve 3 months as a private in a company commanded by Capt. Gideon Orton of John Prior's Regiment of NYS Militia. They marched to Plattsburgh, but the battle was already over. The Americans had won with a huge victory over the much larger British force. Squire completed his three-month service just before the peace treaty, the Treaty of Ghent, was signed in December.
        The following spring, Squire married Zervia At Hadley and they began their family. The family moved to Edinburg by 1821 and then to Luzerne by 1828. By 1840, the family had removed to Hope, Hamilton County, NY where they remained for many years. Squire purchased property in Hope on East Stony Creek in lot 6 of the East Stony Creek Tract and operated a sawmill there from 1846 to 1864. On 16 April 1864, Squire sold land in this tract to James Morgan and William McEchron of Glens Falls, lumbermen in the area above Hope Falls. In 1867, he sold the mill to William E. Spier, a lumberman from Glens Falls. Squire had also sold 40 acres of his property to Smith & Company, a tannery and sawmill, and he had become one of the principals. In 1849, he withdrew and was paid $2,200 for his interests. The firm was then reorganized as Smith & Resseguie, with John Resseguie and Patrick Crowe joining William A. Smith to make up the management team. Squire and his family can be found on the census for Hope from 1830 to 1870, where Squire gives his occupation as "farmer".
        Squire had twice received land warrants for his military service. He received 40 acres under the Act of 1850 and 120 acres under the act of 1855 for a total of 160 acres. On 29 Aug 1857, he made a declaration to regain money he had spent on clothing and transportation during his service. He was allowed $61.50 on his claim.
        On 30 August 1876, Squire became Postmaster at Hope Falls. He died that December. The October 24, 1877 issue of the Hamilton County Press says, "William S. Lawton, of the town of Perth, Fulton County" was "executor of the last will and testament of Squire Lawton, late of the town of Hope." Squire's widow, Zervia, was living with William in Amsterdam, Montgomery County in 1880. She died in December of that year.

Children of SQUIRE LAWTON and ZERVIA FINCH are:

       i.  GEORGE G. LAWTON, born about 1816; died 07 February 1816.
2.    ii.  LEONARD L. LAWTON, born 1819, <Hadley, Saratoga Co.>, NY; 
           died between 1892 - 1900.
3.   iii.  WILLIAM S. LAWTON, born December 1820, <Hadley, Saratoga Co.>, 
           NY; died before 1913.
4.    iv.  DANIEL S. LAWTON, born December 1821, Edinburg, Saratoga Co., NY; 
           died 13 August 1911, Northville, Fulton Co., NY.
5.     v.  VELETTA LAWTON, born 1825, NY; died between 1900 - 1910.
6.    vi.  DARWIN MELVIN LAWTON, born 27 December 1828, Luzern, Warren Co., NY; 
           died 21 March 1914, Gloversville or Broadalbin, Fulton Co., NY.
7.   vii.  SARAH LAWTON, born 1831, <Luzerne, Warren Co.> NY; died about 
           1882.
    viii.  RUTH A. LAWTON, born 10 October 1832; died 04 November 1846, Hope 
           Falls, Hamilton Co., NY. Burial: Hope Falls Cemetery.
8.    ix.  DAVID LAWTON, born May 1833, Edinburgh, Saratoga, NY; died January 
           1913, Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., NY.
9.     x.  MARY ANN LAWTON, born 15 May 1835, NY; died 22 October, <1915> 
           Northville, Fulton Co., NY.

Generation No. 2

2. LEONARD L. LAWTON (SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 1819 in <Hadley, Saratoga Co.>, NY to Squire and Zervia (Finch) Lawton and died between 1892 - 1900. He married ELIZABETH CARR. She was born about 1820 in NY, and died before 1880.

        Leonard was under the age 20 years when he moved to Hope. He probably married Elizabeth about 1838. She may have been the daughter of the William Carr found on the 1820 census of Hope. Leonard can be found on the census of Hope, Hamilton County from 1850 to 1892, where he lists his occupation as farmer. Leonard and Elizabeth had 8 children together with 6 reaching adulthood. Three of their sons served in the Civil War. By 1880, Leonard was widowed and was raising his grandson, Frank, who was probably the son of Leonard's daughter, Amelia. On 17 July 1890, Leonard filed for a father's pension for his son Francis's military service. He doesn't seem to have received the pension. In 1892, he was residing with his Seymour and most likely died not long after.

Children of LEONARD LAWTON and ELIZABETH CARR are:

10.    i.  WILLIAM H. LAWTON, born 09 April 1839, <Hope, Hamilton Co.> NY; 
           died 01 August 1905, Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., NY.
11.   ii.  PEMBROOKE LAWTON, born about 1842, <Hope, Hamilton Co.> NY; 
           died between 1890 - 1900.
     iii.  SQUIRE LAWTON, born 1846, NY; died probably before 1860.
      iv.  FRANCIS L. LAWTON, born 1847, NY; died before 1890.
           Francis L. Lawton Enlisted 1 Sept 1864 at age 17 as a private in Co. 
           U, 44th NY Infantry. He was wounded 30 Sept 1864 at Peebles Farm, VA
           and was transferred 6 or 11 Oct 1864 to Co. C, 140th NY Infantry 
           [Nothing further. May have died in service or shortly after]. His 
           father filed for a pension 17 July 1890 from NY. Application #440284, 
           no certificate was issued.       
       v.  RUTH B. LAWTON, born 1849, NY; died probably before 1860.
12.   vi.  AMELIA LAWTON, born 1850, Hope, Hamilton Co., NY.
13.  vii.  HELEN H. LAWTON, born April 1853, NY; died after 1930.
14. viii.  SEYMOUR LAWTON, born 1856, NY; died March 1940.

3. WILLIAM S. LAWTON (SQUIRE, DAVID) was born December 1820 in <Hadley, Saratoga Co.>, NY to Squire and Zervia (Finch) Lawton, and died between 1900 and 1910. He married (1) CLARINDA LOBDELL 22 February 1844 in Northampton, Fulton Co, daughter of JACOB LOBDELL and RACHEL VAINNESS. She was born 18 July 1824 in Northampton, and died 04 March 1848 in Northville, Fulton Co., NY. He married (2) JANE E. CARPENTER 20 March 1851. She was born March 1825 in VT to JOSEPH CARPENTER and MERRANA, and died 17 August 1911.

        William was probably born in Hadley and moved to Hope with his parents before he was 20. Four years after his marriage to Clarinda, she died. If they had any children together, none survived. Three years after Clarinda's death, William married Jane. They had three children together, the youngest dying when she was only two. The family resided in Hope, Hamilton County in 1870 where William was a farmer. He was named executor to his father's will and when his father died in 1876, William was living in Perth, Fulton County. By 1880, the family had moved to Amsterdam, Montgomery County, where William was farming. Both surviving children, as well as his mother, lived with William and Jane. In 1900, the family still lived in Amsterdam. Their daughter, Alice had died, and their son Arthur had been married and widowed. In 1910, Jane, now a widow, lived with her widowed son Arthur on a farm they owned, free of mortgage, in Amsterdam. Jane died the following year.

Children of WILLIAM LAWTON and JANE CARPENTER are:

        i.  ALICE A. LAWTON, born 1852, NY; died between 1880 - 1900.
       ii.  ARTHUR L. LAWTON, born January 1854, NY and died after 1910.
      iii.  CLORINDA LAWTON, born 30 October 1860; died 09 January 1863. 
            Buried Hope Falls Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

4. DANIEL S. LAWTON (SQUIRE, DAVID) was born December 1821 in Edinburg, Saratoga Co., NY to Squire and Zervia (Finch) Lawton, and died 13 August 1911 in Northville, Fulton Co., NY. He married (1) AMANDA P. MASON 10 September 1846 in Hope, Hamilton Co., NY. She was born 1827 in of Hope, and died between 1860 - 1870. He married (2) CHARLOTTE A. PALMER 1881, daughter of BENJAMIN PALMER and SARAH PARKER. She was born March 1854 in NY, and died 16 June 1915 in <Northville, Fulton Co, NY>.

        Daniel would have been under the age of nineteen when his family removed to Hope, Hamilton County. In 1846, Daniel and Amanda were united in marriage by Joseph F. Spier at the Northville Methodist Episcopal Church. Of their 4 children, two died while very young, and their daughter was listed as an "idiot" on the census. Daniel and Amanda had one son, Charles, who survived and married, but had no children of his own. The family resided in Hope in 1850 and 1860, where Daniel was listed on the census as a farmer and then as a sawyer. In 1870, Daniel, now widowed, was residing in Charlton, Saratoga County with his daughter Velitta, while Charles was living in Northampton. It was probably around this time that Daniel worked with Barnum's circus.
        In 1880, Daniel and Charles were living in Northville at the hotel of Gardner Winne. Daniel was employed as a stage driver and Charles was a liveryman. The following year, at age 60, Daniel married for a second time and began a whole new family. He and Charlotte had 4 children with 3 surviving. The family continued to resided in Northville where Daniel was employed as an express man.
        Daniel died in 1911 in Northville and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery. His obituary follows:
13 Aug 1911
Deaths and Funerals
Daniel S. Lawton, an aged and well-known resident of Northville, died at his home in that village about noon to-day. He was in his 89th year.
        A week ago yesterday he was seized with an attack of Cholera Morbus, which, together with his age, was the cause of his death. He was a member of the firm of D.S. Lawton & Son, who conduct a bus and trucking business in that village. He was widely known throughout that section, having resided in Northville for the greater part of his life.
        In the early days of Barnum's Circus, when they traveled by wagon, Mr. Lawton was with that show, acting in the capacity of a teamster. He never lost interest in the circus life. He was a member of the Sacandaga tribe, I.O.R.M. Though advanced in years, he took an active interest in all matters of importance and was a very conspicuous figure on this account.
        He is survived by his widow, three sons; Chas. B. and Ivory of Northville; Harry D. of Gloversville; and one daughter, Miss Ruth Lawton of Northville. Funeral will be held at the Methodist Episcopal Church at Northville on Monday at 1:30. Rev. John H. Clark will officiate. Burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
        Charlotte passed away four years later in the same village. Burial was made in the South Main Street or Lower Cemetery. Her obituary follows:
17 June 1915
Obituary
Charlotte Palmer Lawton
        Mrs. Charlotte Palmer, widow of the late D.S. Lawton, died at her home in First Street yesterday afternoon, after an illness which dates back only to Monday last. She had taken a cold, and being afflicted with asthma, after a day or two, pneumonia developed and she rapidly declined until she passed away. Mrs. Lawton's life had been passed in this village, where she had hosts of friends who will regret her departure. She was a woman who was interested in those with whom she came in contact and no one in distress ever went away from her home if she knew them to be worthy of assistance. She was a member of the Methodist Church of this village and was also connected with the Ladies' Aid Society of the same church. She will be greatly missed in her home where she was to be found, caring more for that than other enjoyments.
        Mrs. Lawton is survived by one daughter, Miss Ruth Lawton, who lives at home; two sons, Harry Lawton of Gloversville, and Ivory Lawton of this village; one step-son, Charles B. Lawton of this village; three sisters, Mrs. Amanda Severance of Carthage, Mrs. Dyer Russell of this village and Mrs. Harvey Kested of Gloversville; two brothers, Addison Palmer of Sacandaga and Duane Palmer of Schenectady.
        The funeral will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. John H. Clark of the Methodist Church will officiate and interment will be made in the South Main Street Cemetery.

Children of DANIEL LAWTON and AMANDA MASON are:

        i.  IVORY LAWTON, born 07 April 1844; died 28 September 1850. 
            Burial: Hope Falls Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY; age 6-5-21
       ii.  CHARLES B. LAWTON, born November 1848, Hope, Hamilton Co., NY; 
            died 12 October 1918, Northville, Fulton Co., NY; married EVA 
            ROBERTS, between 1900 - 1910; born 1864, New York; died after 1930.
            Two obituaries for Charles B. Lawton follow: 
            1918, Northville's Oldest Businessman Dead
            Charles B. Lawton Died Saturday After Illness of Three Days
            Northville, Oct. 14 - Charles B. Lawton, ages 71 years, died at his 
            home on Second Street Saturday morning after an illness of three 
            days with influenza, though he had been in [  ] health for several
            years past. ...
            [Page is torn, thus some is missing]
            ... circle of friends and when the news reached the street Saturday
            that he died, it was regretted by all.
                His funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2, and the 
            services, which will be private, will be conducted by Rev. A. Sidney
            Lowrie, Pastor of the Baptist Church, assisted by the Rev. G. K. 
            Frasier of the Presbyterian Church. 
                His survivors are his widow, one sister, Mrs. Hugh Barker of 
            this village, and two brothers, Harry Lawton of Gloversville, and 
            Ivory C. Lawton of this place. Interment will be made in Prospect
            Hill Cemetery.
            1918, Charles B. Lawton
                Charles B. Lawton, aged Seventy-one years, died at his home, 
            corner of Third and Center Streets Saturday morning about 10 
            o'clock. He had been only confined to the house for two days, 
            though he had been in poor health for several years, but the strong 
            vitality that he possessed and with a determination to attend to 
            his business affairs had kept him going, in spite of weakening 
            strength.
                Mr. Lawton was taken sick Wednesday and went to see his 
            physician who advised him to go home and remain there and not 
            think of going out in his present condition. Following this advice, 
            he did remain in doors and it was the last he was seen on the 
            streets, where he had been a familiar figure for the past fifty
            years.
                When a young man Mr. Lawton ventured forth in the world. He 
            was a great lover of the horses and he handled them for a number
            of years, and in fact till his last days. Years ago when the large 
            menageries and circuses used to travel on the road drawn by the 
            horses, he, being handy with the reins, used to drive 10 and 12 
            pair on the leading wagons, and he often times entertained his 
            friends relating his experiences. After he left this work he came 
            to this village and started a livery and sales stable with G. E. 
            Van Arnam and a short time after that sold out and for many years, 
            together with his father, D. S. Lawton, carried the mail from this 
            place to Hadley. When he gave up this, he established a transfer 
            line in the village and a general carting business, only to 
            relinquish the former business as the trade seemed to grow less, 
            but still continued the latter business. For years he has been 
            the manager of the Standard Oil Co., in this section and was the 
            same at the time of his death.
                Probably no person will be more missed than "Charlie" Lawton, 
            for his heart was as large as his means and many persons were the 
            receivers of his noble generosity. It is these people that remain, 
            that will miss him greatly, for no matter the conditions, he was 
            always ready when his friendship was most needed. He was only 
            married a short time to his present widow. His friends were as 
            numerous as those of any person in this section and those who 
            had known his condition and knew that his days were numbered, 
            still hoped that his life would be spared for sometime to come. 
            For a number of years he served the village and his native town 
            in an office of trust.
                Mr. Lawton is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eva Roberts Lawton, 
            and half-sister, Mrs. Hugh Barker of this village; two half-
            brothers, Harry Lawton of Gloversville and Ivory C. of this village.
                The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at 
            his late home, and will be private to relatives and immediate 
            friends. Rev. A. Sidney Lowrie and Rev. G. H. Frasier will conduct 
            the service. Interment in Prospect Hill, this village.
      iii.  VELITTA A. LAWTON, born 1849, Hope, Hamilton Co., NY; died probably 
            between 1870 - 1911.
       iv.  JAMIE LAWTON, born 23 June 1860; died 23 January 1864. Burial: 
            Hope Falls Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY; age 3-7-

Children of DANIEL LAWTON and CHARLOTTE PALMER are:

15.     v.  HARRY DANIEL LAWTON, born 14 May 1883, Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., 
            NY; died 13 January 1963, Utica, Oneida Co., NY.
16.    vi.  IVORY CLARENCE LAWTON, born 23 September 1888, Northville, Fulton 
            Co., NY; died 19 January 1949, Northville, Fulton Co., NY.
      vii.  DAISY A. LAWTON, born 1890; died 1890.
17.  viii.  RUTH G. LAWTON, born 18 December 1891, Northville, Fulton Co., NY; 
            died June 1972, Northville, Fulton Co., NY.

5. VELETTA LAWTON (SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 1825 in NY to Squire and Zervia (Finch) Lawton, and died between 1900 - 1910. She married IVORY H. CARPENTER about 1839. He was born 1820 in VT, and died between 1892 - 1893 in Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.

        Veletta would have been under the age of 15 when she moved to Hope, Hamilton County with her parents. She married Ivory when she was about 14 years old and they had their first child right away. According to the 1900 census, they had 4 children with only 2 surviving. Both their surviving children were daughters. The family resided in Johnstown, Fulton County until sometime between 1870 and 1880, when they moved to Gloversville. Ivory was a carpenter and cabinetmaker by profession according to the censuses of 1850 and 1880, as well as the Gloversville Directories of 1890 to 1892. The censuses of 1860 and 1870, however, give his occupation as that of a glove cutter. After Ivory's death, Veletta earned money by taking boarders into her home.

Children of VELETTA LAWTON and IVORY CARPENTER are:

        i.  ZERVIAH CARPENTER, born December 1839, NY; died After 1900; married 
            WILLARD ROSE, between 1870 - 1880; born about 1839 to CHARLES and 
            CHRISTIANA ROSE and died between 1880 - 1900. Willard had married 
            first, Anna.
18.    ii.  AMANDA CARPENTER, born May 1845, Northville, Fulton Co., NY; died
            1914, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.
	  iii.	EMMA CARPENTER, born 1858, NY; died before 1870.

6. DARWIN MELVIN LAWTON (SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 27 December 1828 in Luzerne, Warren Co., NY to Squire and Zervia (Finch) Lawton, and died 21 March 1914 in Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY. He married MARY A. CONKLIN 14 July 1854 in Hope, Hamilton Co., NY, daughter of JOHN CONKLIN and BARBARA ABBOTT. She was born 29 May 1835 in Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., NY, and died 05 February 1907 in Northville, Fulton Co., NY.

        Darwin moved to Hamilton County before he was 12, where his family settled in Hope. In 1850, he was living with his parents and his occupation was listed as farmer. Four years later, he married Mary Conklin, of Hope Falls and they began their family. In 1860, the couple had two children and Darwin was employed at a grocery. Mary's mother Barbara lived with them. The growing family continued to reside in Hope, where they can be found on the 1870 and 1880 censuses with Darwin listing his occupation as farmer and then as manufacturer. Some time between the state census of 1892 and the federal census of 1900, the family removed to Edinburg, Saratoga County, NY. Darwin listed farmer as his occupation and sons James and Darwin were farm laborers. On that census, Mary reported that she had given birth to 11 children, with 7 surviving. Seven years later, Mary died and in 1910, Darwin was living with his son James and his family in Northampton, Fulton County. Darwin passed away four years later while visiting his daughter in Gloversville and was buried in Northville. His obituary follows:
1914
Darwin M. Lawton
Aged Resident of Broadalbin Whom Death Has Claimed.
Gloversville, March 27 - Darwin M. Lawton, ages 86, a resident of the village of Broadalbin and formerly of Hope, Hamilton County, died recently at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gardiner C. Tanner, of 14 Walnut Street. Death followed a brief illness from complications due to advanced age. Three weeks ago he came to this city from Broadalbin to visit his [PHOTO] daughter and was ill but three days before his death.
        He leaves five daughters, Mrs. A.A. McCoy of Campton Village, [N.M] sic.; Mrs. Peter Wadsworth and Mrs. Francis Weaver, of Northville; Mrs. LeRoy Cornell of Broadalbin; and Mrs. Gardiner C. Tanner of this city; also three sons, James Lawton of Broadalbin; Charles Lawton of Northville; and Darwin Lawton of Northampton; and one sister, Mrs. Alec Ressigne of Northville. Thirty-two grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive.
        Mr. Lawton was formerly a resident of Hope, Hamilton County, where the greatest part of his life was spent. He was engaged in business there for many years, and was prominent in public affairs. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Northville.
        The funeral was held Wednesday from the home of his daughter, 14 Walnut Street. A prayer service was read by Rev. Mr. Frasier of the Presbyterian Church of Northville. There was a profusion of beautiful floral tributes. Burial was made at Northville.

Children of DARWIN LAWTON and MARY CONKLIN are:

19.     i.  MARTHA MARCELIA LAWTON, born 01 March 1855, Northville, Fulton Co., 
            NY; died 04 June 1930, Campton, Grafton, NH.
       ii.  RUTH G. LAWTON, born 12 January 1859, Hope, Hamilton Co., NY; died 
            17 February 1864. Burial: Hope Falls Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY; 
            age 5-1-5
20.   iii.  CHARLOTTE LAWTON, born 16 November 1861, Hope Falls, Hamilton Co.,
            NY; died 19 December 1931, Northville, Fulton Co., NY.
       iv.  DAVID E. LAWTON, born 24 May 1863, Hope, Hamilton Co., NY; died 
            18 February 1864. Burial: Hope Falls Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY; 
            age 0-9-24
21.     v.  FRANCES A. LAWTON, born 27 May 1865, Hope, Hamilton Co., NY; died 
            22 January 1960.
22.    vi.  JAMES D. LAWTON, born 13 October 1867, Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., 
            NY; died November 1959, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.
23.   vii.  CHARLES W. LAWTON, born December 1869, Hope, Hamilton Co., NY; 
            died May 1925.
24.  viii.  LENA J. LAWTON, born 27 October 1872, Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., 
            NY; died 08 January 1960, Broadalbin, Fulton Co., NY.
25.    ix.  HARRIET TERESSA "HATTIE" LAWTON, born 07 May 1874, Hope Falls, 
            Hamilton Co., NY; died 13 April 1946, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.
26.     x.  DORWIN LAWTON, JR., born 15 December 1876, Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., 
            NY; died 23 May 1959, Johnstown, Fulton Co., NY.

7. SARAH LAWTON (SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 1831 in <Luzerne, Warren Co.> NY to Squire and Zervia (Finch) Lawton, and died about June 1882. She married REUBEN WASHBURN about 1850, son of ELI WASHBURN and CLARISSA. He was born November 1831 in NY, and died 16 May in <1911> Northville, Fulton, NY.

        Sarah would have been under the age of 10 when she and her family removed to Hope, Hamilton County. Shortly after the 1850 census was taken, she married Reuben Washburn, of Wells, Hamilton County. They made their home first, in Northampton, where their four children were born. Reuben gave his occupation as that of a laborer in 1860 and lumberman in 1870. In 1880, the family was living in Gloversville where Reuben worked in a livery. Their two daughters were employed in a glove shop, and their son William worked on a farm. The census reports that Sarah had an injured hand. Sarah died not long after that census was taken and her family moved back to Northampton. In 1900, Reuben was living in Northville in a home he owned free of mortgage with his daughters Emma and Laura. Laura had been married and widowed. A grandson, Harry, lived with them as well. He was a son from William's first marriage. In 1910, Reuben was still residing in Northville on Third Street with his daughter, Laura, and his grandson, Harry. It was probably the following spring that Reuben passed away and was buried in the South Main Street Cemetery. His obituary follows: Northville, May 17 -
        On T[?]y afternoon, May 16, at his home in Third Street occurred the death of Reuben Washburn, a life long and greatly respected resident of this village. Mr. Washburn was acquainted with the early developments of the region and its business interests. He had formed, by his genial manner and honorable conduct, a large circle of acquaintances and warm friendships. During his later years his memory was quite clear and he delighted in reminiscences of his early experiences and of his pleasant associations with those whom he had business or social relations.
        Mr. Washburn was seventy [?] years of age and it was only a few years ago that he retired to the [?] and enjoyments of his home with his daughter, Mrs. Laura Griffiths. [?] ty-nine years ago next June, he experienced a great bereavement at the death of his wife, Sarah Lawton, a woman of most excellent quality, who was honored by all who knew her and greatly loved by all her children and grandchildren for whom she had the greatest affection. Mr. Washburn had been a member, for many years, of the Presbyterian Church, and took great interest in its welfare. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Laura Griffiths and Miss Emma Washburn of Northville, and two sons, William of Mayfield and George of Northville, and seven grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the home on Third Street Sunday afternoon at 1:30, his pastor, Rev. George K. Fraser officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in South Main Street Cemetery.
[NOTE: This obituary newspaper clipping was faded on both sides. I filled in what I believed to be the appropriate words or parts of words where it seemed logical to do so.]

Children of SARAH LAWTON and REUBEN WASHBURN are:

        i.  LAURA WASHBURN, born February 1858, NY; died after 1930; married 
            Mr. GRIFFITHS between 1880-1900; died before 1900.
27.    ii.  WILLIAM D. WASHBURN, born February 1859, NY; died after 1930.
      iii.  EMMA WASHBURN, born January 1863, NY; died after 1920.
28.    iv.  GEORGE WASHBURN, born June 1869, NY; died after 1930.

8. DAVID LAWTON (SQUIRE, DAVID) was born May 1833 in Edinburgh, Saratoga, NY to Squire and Zervia (Finch) Lawton, and died January 1913 in Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., NY. He married MARGARET HARRIS about 1855, daughter of JAMES HARRIS and CATHERINE VAN VLEECK. She was born 1838 in Hope, Hamilton, NY, and died between 1915 - 1920.

        David was born in Edinburg and moved to Hope, Hamilton County with his parents when only a few years old. About 1855, he married Margaret Harris of Hope, whose Scottish-born father had been a Hamilton County Justice of the Peace. David and Margaret lived in Hope all their lives where David listed, farmer, as his occupation on each census. The couple had four children together with three surviving. David died at his home in Hope Falls in 1913 and was buried in Hope Falls Cemetery. Margaret can be found as head of the family on the 1915 state census in Hope, but she died before 1920. David's obituary follows:
Northville, Jan. 26 -
        David Lawton of Hope Falls died at his home in that place Saturday at the noon hour, aged 80 years. He was known far and wide and probably no one had any more friends than he. He was born in Edinburg and was therefore a life long resident of this section. He had lived at the place where he died for many years. At the time of his death he carried the mail between Hope Center and his home place and had done this for the past seven years, until his health failed him. In politics he was a Republican.
        He leaves his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Leman Arnold of Gloversville and Mrs. Ruie Fraser, who lives at Hope Falls; one son, Frank, who also lived at his father's home village; one sister, Mrs. Alex Resseguie of this place, and one brother, Dorr Lawton, who lives at Broadalbin. His funeral was held this afternoon at two, Rev. G.K. Fraser of this village officiating, and interment made at Hope Falls.

Children of DAVID LAWTON and MARGARET HARRIS are:

29.     i.  ELLA E. LAWTON, born July 1857, <Hope, Hamilton Co.> NY; died 
            after 1920.
       ii.  FRANK LAWTON, born May 1864, <Hope, Hamilton Co.> NY; died 
            after 1930; married JOSEPHINE CONKLIN, about 1885, daughter of 
            ISAAC and MATILDA CONKLIN of Hope; born January 1865, <Hope, 
            Hamilton Co.> NY; died after 1930.
30.   iii.  IDA LAWTON, born April 1866, <Hope, Hamilton Co.> NY; died 
            after 1930.

9. MARY ANN LAWTON (SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 15 May 1835 in <Hope, Hamilton Co.> NY to Squire and Zervia (Finch) Lawton, and died 22 October in <1915> Northville, Fulton Co., NY. She married ALEXANDER P. RESSEQUIE 08 January 1857 in Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., NY, son of JOHN RESSEQUIE and VELITTA PALMER. He was born 25 April 1835 in Northampton, Fulton, NY, and died 1917 in Northville, Fulton Co., NY.

        Mary Ann was either born in Saratoga County or Hope, Hamilton County. When she was 22 she and Alexander were married at her parents home in Hope Falls. They made their home in Northville, where they had three children with only one surviving in 1900. Mary Ann died on 22 October. The year of her death was not given in the obituary that follows, but was probably 1915.
Mrs. Resseguie
Northville, Oct. 22 (Special)
Mrs. Alexander Resseguie died at her home in Mechanic Street in Northville this morning after a short illness with pneumonia. She was the last of a large family, having been a sister of the late Daniel Lawton. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and was one of its most faithful workers. She was a member of many Church organizations and of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. She leaves the husband and one daughter, Mrs. J.B. Anibal of this village.
        Alexander died two years later. Two obituaries for him follow:
Death of Mr. Ressigue
Alexander P. Ressigue died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.B. Anibal, Monday night after an illness of several weeks, due to the grip and old age, as he was 82.
        Mr. Ressigue was one of the oldest residents of the village. He was much interested in the village welfare and during his active days did what he could for its advancement. At the time the present Methodist Church was built he superintended the burning of the brick used in its construction, being associated with his father. At the time of the extension of the F. J. & G. Railroad from Gloversville to Northville he was superintendent of the construction of the roadbed. A few years after this he went to New York where he was associated with his uncle in the lumber business, after which he became an employee of Daton Ball & Company of Albany and spent several winters in Norfolk, VA., in getting out last blocks that were used at that time in manufacturing boots and shoes. Later he returned to this village and erected a shop on his home lot where he turned out this class of goods for the same firm.
        Later, as years advanced upon Mr. Ressigue and he felt he could no longer do this work, he retired from active service and lived a retired life in the home where he died for a number of years. He was, during his activity, a prominent member of the Methodist Church of this village and did much to carry out the financial part of his Church. This, too, he was forced to stop when the days lengthened in his life, and he let the work fall on younger shoulders. Many years ago he became affiliated with Fish House Lodge No. 298, F. & A. M.
        Mr. Ressiguie is survived by Mrs. Anibal and one brother, C.B. Ressiguie of this village.
        The funeral will be held at the home of his daughter, Friday afternoon at 1, and owing to the illness of his pastor, Rev. John H. Clark, Rev. George K. Frasier of the Presbyterian Church will officiate. The remains will be placed in the receiving vault.
Obituary: Alexander P. Resseguie
        Alexander P. Resseguie, a native of the town of Northampton and for many years a resident of Northville, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James B. Anibal, on Tuesday morning of this week. Mr. Resseguie was barn April 25, 1835, the greater part of his life being spent in this vicinity. He was the son of John and Velidda Palmer Resseguie who were among those prominent in the early development of this region. He was one of six children, four sons and two daughters of whom one, Charles B. Resseguie of this village now survives.
        Besides being interested in the tanning business which was an extensive and prosperous business in those days he was also interested in the construction of the F. J. & G. R. R. from Gloversville to Northville and in later years he was engaged in the last-block business in which he also represented Dayton Ball & Co., of Albany. Some years ago he retired from active business and since the death of his wife about two years ago he has been living at the home of Mrs. and Mr. James B. Anibal. He is survived by his daughter Mrs. James B. Anibal and one brother Charles B. Resseguie. Funeral will be held at his late home on Friday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. Geo. K. Fraser officiating.

Children of MARY LAWTON and ALEXANDER RESSEQUIE are:

        i.  ESTELLA A. RESSEQUIE, born 1858, NY; died before 1900.
31.    ii.  LOUISE D. RESSEQUIE, born 17 February 1863, Northville, Fulton Co., 
            NY; died after 1930, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.
      iii.  UNKNOWN RESSEQUIE, died before 1900.

Generation No. 3

10. WILLIAM H. LAWTON (LEONARD L., SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 09 April 1839 in <Hope, Hamilton Co.> NY to Leonard L. and Elizabeth (Carr) Lawton, and died 01 August 1905 in Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., NY. He married FRANCES "FANNIE" GILL 1864, daughter of JAMES GILL and NANCY. She was born October 1847 in NY, and died after 1930.

        William was probably born in Hope where he remained a farmer all his life, with exception to the time he spent in the service. Fannie's father was a laborer and farmer. In 1850,when Fannie was 3, the family was listed on the census in both Athol and Warrensburg, Warren County in. By 1860, they were residing in West Day, Saratoga County.
        William probably married Fannie just before he went off to fight in the Civil War. He enlisted on 1 September 1864 at Schenectady at the age of 24 as a private in Co. D, 142nd NY Infantry and was mustered out 7 June 1865 at Raleigh, NC. While he was away, their first child was born. The couple eventually had 9 children with 7 reaching adulthood. They also raised 2 of their grandchildren as their own. On 8 November 1881, William applied for and received an invalid pension for his military service. He died 1 August 1905 and was buried in Hope Falls Cemetery. On the 25th of that month, Fannie applied for and received a widow's pension. She lived with her daughter, Hazel and her family, for the rest of her life. In 1910, they resided in Northampton, Fulton County. By 1920, they had removed to Albany, Albany County and in 1930 were residing in Colonie, Albany County.

Children of WILLIAM LAWTON and FRANCES GILL are:

        i.  UNKNOWN LAWTON, died before 1900.
       ii.  JAMES LAWTON, born December 1864, Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., NY; 
            died after 1930; married MARY, 1884; born 1871, NY.
      iii.  LENOR LAWTON, born January 1867, <Hope, Hamilton Co.> NY; died 
            after 1900.
       iv.  DORA LAWTON, born December 1867, <Hope, Hamilton Co.> NY; died 1933. 
            Buried Hope Falls Cemetery; (1) UNKNOWN PARTNER; married (2) JOHN E. 
            RHODES, 1900; born May 1839, NY; died 1922. John served as private, 
            Co. C, 115th NY Infantry during the Civil War. He was buried in 
            Hope Falls Cemetery.
        v.  LEORA LAWTON, born 25 April 1871, Hope, Hamilton Co., NY; died after 
            1930; married ELMER, ALVIN OR ALBERT WINSLOW, 1887; born 09 May 1862, 
            Glens Falls, NY; died 23 March 1940, Ilion, Herkimer Co., NY.
       vi.  HERBERT LAWTON, born 22 May 1873, <Hope, Hamilton Co.> NY; died 
            after 1930; married HELEN M., 1885; born May 1870, NY; died after 1930.
      vii.  JOHN LAWTON, born 29 January 1876, <Hope, Hamilton Co.> NY; died 
            after 1930; married LILLIAN C. BURGESS, 1900; born 1882, Hope, 
            Hamilton Co., NY; died after 1930.
     viii.  REGINAL LAWTON, born 1879; died before 1900.
       ix.  HAZEL LAWTON, born November 1884, <Hope, Hamilton Co.> NY; died 
            1961, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY; married WILLIAM JOHN WADSWORTH, 
            1904; born 11 July 1880, Hope, Hamilton Co., NY; died 1939, Albany, 
            Albany, NY. Buried Prospect Hill Cemetery.

11. PEMBROOKE LAWTON (LEONARD L., SQUIRE, DAVID) was born about 1842 in <Hope, Hamilton Co.> NY to Leonard L. and Elizabeth (Carr) Lawton, and died between 1890 - 1900. He married ANNA [K OR R] BENNETT 1873. She was born November 1852 in NY, and died after 1920.

        Pembrooke was probably born in Hope where, according to the census, he worked as a laborer and farmer. At the age of 22, he enlisted for service in the Civil War with his brother. Like William, he enlisted on 1 September 1864 at Schenectady as a private in Co. D, 142nd NY Infantry. He was mustered out 29 June 1865 at McDougall General Hosp. in NY Harbor. About 1873, Pembroke married Anna who had been married to a Mr. Martin with whom she had a son named George. Pembroke and Anna had 2 children and then moved to Johnstown, Fulton County, NY where "Brook" was employed as a glove maker. By 1900, Anna was widowed. She and her daughter, Mary were living in Gloversville where she was employed as a nurse and Mary was employed making pocket books. In 1910, Anna was living with her other daughter, Elizabeth and her husband, in Gloversville. She continued to be employed as a nurse in a private facility. On 12 October 1916, Anna filed for and received a widow's pension for her husband's military service. In 1920, Anna was living with her daughter Mary again. They resided on Prospect Place in Gloversville, Fulton County where Anna, now 68 years old, was retired and Mary, still single, was employed as a silker in a factory.

Children of PEMBROOKE LAWTON and ANNA BENNETT are:

        i.  ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" LAWTON, born April 1874, NY and died after 1910; 
            married GEORGE W. DYE, 1897; born December 1868, Fulton Co., NY.
       ii.  MARY LAWTON, born September 1878 and died after 1920.

12. AMELIA LAWTON (LEONARD L., SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 1850 in Hope, Hamilton Co., NY to Leonard L. and Elizabeth (Carr) Lawton. She married GEORGE ROBBS 12 July 1870 in Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church, Fulton Co., NY. He was born about 1847 in PA.

        Amelia can be found on the 1870 census of Hope living with her parents. That same year, there was a George Robbs, age 23, born in Pennsylvania, living in Hope with Amelia's brother, William. This is most likely the man Amelia married in July. Two years later, their son Frank was born. Amelia and George may have both died or Amelia may have died and George moved away, but in 1880, Frank was living with his grandfather, Leonard.

Child of AMELIA LAWTON and GEORGE ROBBS is:

        i.  FRANK ROBBS, born 1872, NY; died 1931. Buried in Hope Valley 
            Cemetery.; married (1) MARY BROWNELL, 1889; born 1873, NY.; 
            died 1890. Buried in Hope (Wadsworth) Cemetery; married (2) MARY 
            DANE, between 1890 - 1893; born 1876; died 1900. Buried in Hope 
            Valley Cemetery.

13. HELEN H. LAWTON (LEONARD L., SQUIRE, DAVID) was born April 1853 in NY to Leonard L. and Elizabeth (Carr) Lawton, and died after 1930. She married (1) NELSON R. DAVIS 1871, son of SAMUEL G. DAVIS and ELEANOR COZINE. He was born 25 February 1852 in NY, and died 20 September 1880. She married (2) ALMON J. OLMSTEAD about 1886, son of NATHAN OLMSTEAD and MATILDA BOWMAN. He was born January 1864 in <Northampton> NY, and died after 1938.

        Helen was probably born in Hope, Hamilton County, NY. At about age 17, she married Nelson. They had 3 children together with only 2 surviving. The year following their youngest child's birth, Nelson died and was laid to rest in Hope Falls Cemetery. About six years later, Helen married Almon, whose sister had married Helen's brother, Seymour, about 5 years earlier. Although they had no children together, they raised Helen's two sons as well as the daughter of Frank Robbs, Helen's nephew from her sister Amelia. They resided in Hope until at least 1900. By 1910, they had removed to Northampton, Fulton County where Almon was employed as a general carpenter. They can be found on the 1920 and 1930 census in the same location with Almon continuing to work as a carpenter and Helen being employed as a glove examiner and then a glove maker from her home.

Children of HELEN LAWTON and NELSON DAVIS are:

        i.  ELMER DAVIS, born May 1876.
       ii.  IRVIN DAVIS, born January 1879; died after 1930.

14. SEYMOUR LAWTON (LEONARD L., SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 1856 in NY to Leonard L. and Elizabeth (Carr) Lawton, and died March 1940. He married ELLA OLMSTEAD 1881, daughter of NATHAN OLMSTEAD and MATILDA BOWMAN. She was born 07 March 1863 in Northampton, Fulton Co., NY, and died 07 January 1938 in Northville, Fulton Co., NY.

        Seymour, like all his brothers and sisters was probably born in Hope, Hamilton County, NY. He can be found on the census there all the years he was growing up. In 1881, he married Ella and they had three children together, all probably born in Hope. In 1892, Leonard, Seymour's widowed father lived with them. In 1910, 1920 and 1930, the family lived in Northampton, Fulton County, where Seymour and Ella were both employed making gloves at home.
        Ella died in 1938 at her home on South Main Street after a long illness. She had been a member of the Holiness Mission, where her funeral was held with the Rev. A. E. Blann officiating. Interment was made in the family plot in the Prospect Hill Cemetery.
        Seymour died two years later. His funeral was held from the Yates and Corey Funeral Home on Bridge Street with the Rev. A. E. Blann, pastor of the Holiness Mission, officiating. His grandsons, Seymour, Lewis, and James Lawton, along with Clarence Teetz were the bearers and interment was made in the Prospect Hill receiving vault until the following spring.

Children of SEYMOUR LAWTON and ELLA OLMSTEAD are:

        i.  LEONARD SEYMOUR LAWTON, born 09 August 1883, Hope, Hamilton Co., NY; 
            died March 1966, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY; married AGNES 
            (WEAVER) BERRY, August 1909; born 09 February 1884, Wells, 
            Hamilton Co., NY; died 24 August 1972, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.
       ii.  NATHAN S. LAWTON, born 26 September 1884, NY; died August 1962; 
            married ELIZABETH, 1905; born 1889, NY.
      iii.  JESSIE LAWTON, born 1889, NY; died after 1930.

15. HARRY DANIEL LAWTON (DANIEL S., SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 14 May 1883 in Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., NY to Daniel and Charlotte (Palmer) Lawton, and died 13 January 1963 in Utica, Oneida Co., NY. He married JANE EVA FOOTE 12 October 1906 in Schenectady, NY, daughter of HENRY FOOTE and EMMA. She was born 26 December 1882 in Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., NY, and died 25 June 1957 in Northville, Fulton Co., NY.

        In 1900, Harry still lived at home and was employed as a salesman. Six years later, he married Jane. The announcement of their wedding follows:
1906, Matrimonial: Lawton-Foote
Mr. Harry D. Lawton, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Lawton and Miss Jane E. Foote, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Foote, both of this village, were united in marriage on Friday evening of last week, October 12th, at 7:30 o'clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claude D. Palmer, 1026 Albany Street, Schenectady, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. A. H. Eaton of that city. After passing a few days with relatives there, Mr. and Mrs. Lawton returned to Northville, arriving here Tuesday. The bride and groom are among Northville's most esteemed young people and the felicitations received by them from their friends have been both numerous and hearty. They will be "at home" after January 10th.
        Twelve years after their marriage, Harry and Jane were living in Gloversville where, according to his WW I draft registration card, Harry was employed as a "salesman of fruit and grocery" at 49 Main Street. The same card gives his physical description as tall, medium build, with brown eyes and hair. The following year, the couple had their first child. Four years later, their second daughter was born. The couple moved back to Northville where Harry opened his own grocery store and became involved with the Church and political life of the village.
        Jane was also involved with the local church and civic affairs of the village. She served as chairman of the Red Cross, Cancer Dressing Committee, was a member of the Gleaners Class of the Methodist Church, Juanita Chapter, OES, and the Adirondack Home Unit. She passed away in 1957 in her home following a heart attack.
        Harry's obituary states that he was employed at the former Hardpan Store in Northville and later was a salesman for the former Foster & Gregory Confectionary business at Gloversville before returning Northville, where he opened the grocery store, which he operated until his retirement. He served as Mayor of Northville and as a member of the Village Board as well as director of the Prospect Hill Cemetery Association. He was a former master and secretary of Fishouse Masonic Lodge; a member of the local Royal Arch Masons Chapter and he served many years on the official board of the Northville Methodist Church where he was head usher. He died in 1963 in the Masonic Home in Utica, where he had been a resident for three years. Burial was made in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville.

Children of HARRY LAWTON and JANE FOOTE are:

        i.  CHARLOTTE IMOGENE LAWTON, born 27 August 1919, Gloversville, Fulton 
            Co., NY; died November 1994, Fort Lauderdale, Broward, FL; married 
            RALPH SCHEER; born 11 November 1915, Poughkeepsie, NY; died 29 May 
            1962, Albany, Albany, NY.
       ii.  ELEANOR FOOTE LAWTON, born 13 August 1923, Gloversville, Fulton 
            Co., NY; married SAMUEL P. BELMONT; born 01 October 1919, Walton, 
            Delaware, NY; died 27 April 1996, Pompano Beach, FL or Walton, 
            Delaware Co., NY.

16. IVORY CLARENCE LAWTON (DANIEL S., SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 23 September 1888 in Northville, Fulton Co., NY to Daniel and Charlotte (Palmer) Lawton, and died 19 January 1949 in Northville, Fulton Co., NY. He married BEULAH E. PATRICK 1910. She was born 05 September 1888 in NY, and died January 1971 in Northville, Fulton Co., NY.

        Ivory can be found on the census for Northampton from 1900 to 1930. According to his obituary, he was engaged in the coal and trucking business and was distributing agent for the Standard Oil Company in Johnstown. He took an active part in civic affairs of Northville, and was elected a director of the Northville Bank. In 1910, Ivory married Beulah Patrick, who was the grand daughter of John F. and Phebe A. Van Arnam of Northville. The couple had only one child, a daughter, Carmi. Ivory died in 1949 at his home on Center Street and burial was made in the family plot in the Prospect Hill Cemetery. Beulah survived him by 22 years.

Child of IVORY LAWTON and BEULAH PATRICK is:

        i.  CARMI PATRICK LAWTON, born 15 April 1913, NY; died July 1978, 
            Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY; married J. HOWARD SAUNDERS, 
            between 1930 - 1949. Carmi may have married first, to a Mr. 
            Strong, as Ivory's obituary states that a grandson, William W. 
            Strong, survived him.

17. RUTH G. LAWTON (DANIEL S., SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 18 December 1891 in Northville, Fulton Co., NY to Daniel and Charlotte (Palmer) Lawton, and died June 1972 in Northville, Fulton Co., NY. She married HUGH LEON BARKER 1915, son of CHARLES BARKER and JANE. He was born 07 October 1889 in Edinburg, Saratoga, NY, and died December 1973 in Northampton, Fulton, NY.

        Ruth grew up in Northville, and married Hugh when she was about 24 years old. He was employed as an electrician for the Broadalbin Electric Light Co. in Northville when he filled out his WW I draft registration card in June 1917. At that time he was of medium height and slender build with brown hair and brown eyes. By 1930, they owned their own home on 1st Street and Hugh was employed as a retail merchant at an electric appliance store. The couple had four children.

Children of RUTH LAWTON and HUGH BARKER are:

        i.  DEAN BARKER, born 1916.
       ii.  NORMAN H. BARKER, born 26 July 1917; died 29 September 2004, 
            Northville, Fulton Co., NY.
      iii.  HOWARD B. BARKER, born 1919.
       iv.  HELEN L. BARKER, born 1925.

18. AMANDA CARPENTER (VELETTA LAWTON, SQUIRE, DAVID) was born May 1845 in Northville, Fulton Co., NY to Ivory H. and Veletta (Lawton) Carpenter, and died 1914 in Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY. She married WILLIAM J. GRIFFIS 1867. He was born March 1843 in Fulton Co., NY, to Joel Griffis and died 27 February 1908 in Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.

        Amanda lived close to her parents and sister all her life. In 1867, she married William, a Civil War veteran. He had enlisted 28 August 1862, at the age of 19, to serve as private in Co. A, 153rd NY Infantry. He had been promoted 3 times, eventually attaining the rank of Sergeant before he was mustered out at Savannah, Georgia on 1 September 1865. According to censuses and city directories, William was employed as a laborer, farmer, milk peddler, and teamster between 1870 and 1900. The couple had 4 children together with all four surviving. In 1883, William applied for and received an invalid pension for his military service.
William died in 1908 in Gloversville and was buried the family plot in Prospect Hill Cemetery. His obituary follows:
NOTE: words in [brackets] were missing from the image of the newspaper article and were inserted by this researcher. Please consult the original for accuracy.
Broadalbin Herald; Thursday 27 Feb 1908
William J. Griffis
        William J. Griffis, aged [64, life] long resident of Gloversville [died at] 5:45 Thursday morning in [his home] 42 Burr Street in that city. [He had] been ill for one week with [?]ia.
        During the entire Civil [War the] deceased was in service [attaining] the rank of Sergeant [of Com]pany A, 153d regiment.
        He leaves a wife, two [daughters] and two sons; Mrs. Grant [Stanton] of Northville, Mrs. Ira Lee, [Charles A.] Griffis and Albert I. Grif[fis of] Gloversville; Also by two [sisters] Mrs. Margaret Pearse and [Mrs. Richard] B. Parsons, both of Glov[ersville.
        The funeral was held [?] afternoon at 2. Rev. [?] Douglass officiated. B[urial was] made in the family plot [in Pro]spect Hill.
        After William's death, Amanda applied for and received a widow's pension. In 1910, she was residing with her daughter, Fannie in Gloversville. She died four years later and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Her obituary follows:
Obituary: Ruth Amanda Griffis
        Mrs. Ruth Amanda Griffis, aged sixty-nine years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Lee, 3 Mohawk Place, last evening at a quarter past five. Mrs. Griffis had been in poor health for the past four years. Mrs. Griffis was born in Northville in [1845] and when she was six weeks old her parents came to Gloversville to make their home. She had lived in this city all her life. Mrs. Griffis was a charter member of the Freemont Street M. E. Church. She was a member of the Home department of the church and at one time was a teacher in the Intermediate department. She was also a member of the choir of the church at one time and always took an active part in the work of the church.
        Surviving her are two sons, Charles A. Griffis of this city and Albert Griffis of Fort Plain; and two daughters, Mrs. Grant Stanton and Mrs. Ira Lee, both of this city, and four grandchildren.
        The funeral will be held at the house of her daughter at 3 Mohawk Place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Jesse R. Caffyn, D. D., pastor of the Freemont Street M. E. Church, will officiate. Interment will be made in Prospect Hill.

Children of AMANDA CARPENTER and WILLIAM GRIFFIS are:

        i.  EMMA C. GRIFFIS, born August 1869, NY; married GRANT STANTON, 1886; 
            born May 1865, NY.
       ii.  FANNIE H. GRIFFIS, born September 1873, NY; died after 1930; 
            married IRA LEE, 1906; born February 1868, <of Albany Co.> NY; 
            died after 1930.
      iii.  CHARLES A. GRIFFIS, born March 1876, NY; died between 1920 - 1930; 
            married IDA MAY SPERBER, 1897; born May 1876, NY; died after 1930.
       iv.  ALBERT GRIFFIS, born June 1879, NY; died after 1930; married (1) 
            LILLIAN, 1909; born 1884, NY. They divorced before 1920; married 
            (2) MILDRED, between 1920 - 1930; born 1900, NY; died after 1930.

19. MARTHA MARCELIA LAWTON (DARWIN MELVIN, SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 01 March 1855 in Northville, Fulton Co., NY to Darwin M. and Mary A. (Conklin) Lawton, and died 04 June 1930 in Campton, Grafton, NH. She married (1) UNKNOWN NEAS. She married (2) ALBERT ALLEN MCCOY 02 August 1875 in Hope, Hamilton Co., NY. He was born 10 January 1851 in Canada, and died 16 June 1926 in Campton, Grafton, NH.

        Martha grew up in Hope, Hamilton County, and she seems to have married and had children before her marriage in 1875 to Albert. The 1880 census of Arietta, Hamilton County, shows Albert and Marcellia McCoy with their daughter Anna (age 2) and step-daughters, Anna (age 7) and Josephine (age 4). The last name of the step-daughters is NEAS, NEAR, NEUR or NEISH ? In the house before the McCoy's is a family with the same last name as the step-daughters: NEUR?, Mary (45, widow), Frank (18), Emma (16), and Theodore (14). In 1870, that family was listed as follows (Arietta, Hamilton Co.) NEAS?, Harvey (46), Mary E. (30), France (9), Emeline (6). The 1892 state census of Arietta shows Albert and Marcelia with their children Anna, Archie, Ella and Ray. Albert was employed as a jobber.
        By 1910, the family had removed to Campton, Grafton County, New Hampshire where Albert was employed as a lumberman. In that year, Martha reports having given birth to 7 children with 5 surviving. Their sons Archie and Lee were still living at home. In 1920, the family continued to reside in Campton where Albert was employed as foreman of a lumber camp. Their son, Raymond and his family, were living with them and he was employed as a bookkeeper in a lumber office. Albert died six years later and was buried in Blair Cemetery. In 1930, Martha Marcelia lived with her daughter, Anna and her second husband on Livermore Road in Campton. Within a few months of the census being taken, Martha passed away and was laid to rest in Blair Cemetery.

Children of MARTHA LAWTON and UNKNOWN NEAS are:

        i.  ANNA NEAS, born 1873 in NY.
       ii.  JOSEPHINE NEAS, born 1876 in NY.

Children of MARTHA LAWTON and ALBERT MCCOY are:

      iii.  ERNEST ALLEN MCCOY, born about 1877, Hope, Hamilton Co., NY; died 
            before 1880, Hamilton Co., NY.
       iv.  ANNA MARY MCCOY, born 06 May 1878, Arietta, Hamilton Co., NY; died 
            13 November 1947, Plymouth, Grafton, NH; married (1) JAMES H. BEEBE, 
            11 October 1904; born 03 May 1869, Lancaster, NH; died 13 February 
            1912, Lowell, Middlesex, MA; married (2) WEBB LITTLE, 09 May 1914, 
            Littleton, Grafton, NH; born 1886.
        v.  ARCHIBALD DARWIN MCCOY, born 20 June 1881, Arietta, Hamilton Co., 
            NY; died 12 June 1961, Plymouth, Grafton, NH; married NORA EDNA 
            EMERY, 06 October 1913, Laconia, Belknap, NH; born 25 June 1893, 
            VT; died 26 February 1974, Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.
       vi.  ALBERT FRANKLIN MCCOY, born 1882, Arietta, Hamilton Co., NY; 
            died before 1900, Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., NY.
      vii.  ELLA MAY MCCOY, born 20 May 1883, Arietta, Hamilton Co., NY; 
            died 31 October 1955, Wadley, Randolph, Ala; married SIMON NATH, 
            25 July 1915, Campton, Grafton, NH; born 21 June 1888, Austria; 
            died 08 November 1959, Hanover, Grafton, NH.
     viii.  RAYMOND RALPH MCCOY, born 21 September 1886, Arietta, Hamilton Co., 
            NY; died 04 February 1959, Miami, Dade, FL; married ETHEL CRAIGE 
            MCPHERSON; born 15 February 1893, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; 
            died 1973.
       ix.  LEE ROSCO MCCOY, born 23 August 1894, Arietta, Hamilton Co., NY; 
            died 11 July 1978, Campton, Grafton, NH; married HAZEL G. MACIVOR, 
            16 July 1930, Milford, Hillsborough, NH; born 1900.

20. CHARLOTTE LAWTON (DARWIN MELVIN, SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 16 November 1861 in Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., NY to Darwin M. and Mary A. (Conklin) Lawton, and died 19 December 1931 in Northville, Fulton Co., NY. She married PETER PHILIP WADSWORTH 17 March 1876, son of PHILIP WADSWORTH and ABIGAIL WELLEN. He was born 22 August 1850 in "Griffin" Hope, Hamilton Co., NY, and died 09 March 1921 in Northville, Fulton Co., NY.

        Charlotte was born and raised in Hope. When she was about 15, she married Peter, and shortly after, they began their family. They can be found on the 1880 census of Hope, where Peter's occupation was that of a farmer. In 1892, Peter listed his occupation as laborer. The couple's five children, all boys, as well as Peter's mother and two brothers all lived together. The 1900 census shows the family still living in Hope. Peter's occupation was a farmer and Charlotte, "Lottie", was employed as a sewing machine operator making gloves. She reported having giving birth to 7 children with all surviving. In fact, all seven boys still resided with their parents, three of them being employed as day laborers. By 1910, the family had removed to Northampton, Fulton County. Peter was a laborer in the woods and Charlotte made gloves at home. The couple had 8 sons now, with 5 living at home. By 1920, Peter and Lottie, with their youngest son, James, had moved to Gloversville, Fulton County, where they resided on Grand Street. Peter, now 69, was employed as a farm laborer. Lottie continued to make gloves at home, and James was employed at a purse factory. Peter Died the following year. In 1930, Charlotte lived with her son, Charles Wesley and his family, on York Street in the village of Fultonville, Montgomery County, NY. She passed away the following year.

Children of CHARLOTTE LAWTON and PETER WADSWORTH are:

        i.  PHILLIP WADSWORTH, born 21 July 1878, Hope, Hamilton Co., NY; 
            died 17 January 1966, Johnstown, Fulton, NY; married ELEALEH 
            ROCKWELL, 26 May 1901; born 17 February 1884; died 28 March 1954, 
            Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY.
       ii.  WILLIAM JOHN WADSWORTH, born 11 July 1880, Hope, Hamilton Co., 
            NY; died 1939, Albany, Albany, NY; married HAZEL LAWTON, 1904; 
            born November 1884, <Hope, Hamilton Co.> NY; died 1961, 
            Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.
      iii.  ROBERT WADSWORTH, born 12 February 1883, Hope, Hamilton Co., 
            NY; died 1954, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY; married MINNIE 
            LAVOIE, before 1918; born 08 November 1885, Northville, Fulton 
            Co., NY; died 15 March 1967, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.
       iv.  DARWIN WADSWORTH, born 24 June 1886, Hope, Hamilton Co.  NY; 
            died July 1973, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY; married (1) MARY 
            REYNOLDS; married (2) LELIA MANZER, 1911; born 24 June 1897, 
            Gifford Valley, Fulton, NY; died 24 December 1924, Northville, 
            Fulton Co., NY; married (3) ANNA SWEET, 1925; born 1894.
        v.  RAYMOND WADSWORTH, born 12 October 1888, Hope, Hamilton Co., 
            NY; died 09 October 1938, Montgomery Co., NY; married MARY 
            VANALSTINE; born 22 July 1895, Montgomery Co., NY; died 25 
            October 1977, Johnstown, Fulton, NY.
       vi.  CHARLES WESLEY WADSWORTH, born 16 March 1894, Hope Center, 
            Hamilton Co., NY; died 19 June 1965, Avrill Park, Rensselaer Co., 
            NY; married LAURA FINCH, 1917; born 15 March 1897, Northville, 
            Fulton Co., NY; died 15 February 1982, Fonda, Montgomery, NY.
      vii.  ALBERT WADSWORTH, born 08 August 1897, Northville, Fulton Co., 
            NY; died 23 July 1984, Palatine Bridge, Montgomery Co., NY; 
            married JANE DOCKSTADER, 22 November 1921; died 1985.
     viii.  JAMES WADSWORTH, born 19 May 1907, Northville, Fulton Co., NY; 
            died 16 October 1981, Mass; married ANITA CLEVELAND; born 30 
            September 1901, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.

21. FRANCES A. LAWTON (DARWIN MELVIN, SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 27 May 1865 in Hope, Hamilton Co., NY to Darwin M. and Mary A. (Conklin) Lawton, and died 22 January 1960. She married (1) ADELBERT [E. DELAVAN] WEAVER October 1882. He was born March 1851 in NY, and died between 1903 - 1910. She married (2) CHARLES H. WILLARD 31 May 1914, son of ELISHA WILLARD and GRACE CONKLIN of Hope, Hamilton County, NY. He was born April 1866 in NY, and died after 1942.

        Francis was born and raised in Hope and married Adelbert in 1882. He may have been the 28-year-old E.D. Weaver working in a tannery on the 1880 Mayfield, Fulton County census. By 1900, Adelbert and Frances were living in Northville, Fulton County where Adelbert was employed as a carpenter. By 1910, Frances, living in Northampton, was listed as a widow. She reported having given birth to 7 children, with all seven surviving. Her youngest child was 6 years old. Although Frances had no occupation, three of her children living with her were employed. Delbert, age 21, was a salesman at a dry goods store; Walter, age 18, was an express wagon driver; and Ella, age 16, was employed at a glove shop. In 1914, Frances married Charles Willard. Charles had been married previously, but had no children from that marriage. In 1920, the couple resided in Gloversville where Charles was employed at a coal yard and Frances made gloves at home. Frances's two youngest children lived with them, both being employed as telephone operators. By 1930, Charles and Frances were living on 5th street in Northville and Frances's daughter Ruth and her son lived with them. Charles died sometime after 1942 and Frances died in 1960, about 4 months before her 95th birthday.

Children of FRANCES LAWTON and ADELBERT WEAVER are:

        i.  ERNEST HENRY5 WEAVER, born 05 May 1884, Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., 
            NY; died 24 November 1947, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY; married 
            (1) JENNIE E. BURGESS, 1907; born 1889; died between 1924 - 1930; 
            married (2) JULIA SMITH, after 1930.
       ii.  MARY ELIZABETH WEAVER, born July 1886, NY; married (1) WILLIAM 
            KING; married (2) CHARLES HENRY ROBINSON, 1904; born 28 May 1883, NY.
      iii.  DELBERT WEAVER, born 08 January 1889, Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., 
            NY; married CARRIE BARTLETT, before 1917.
       iv.  WALTER JAMES WEAVER, born 07 March 1891, Northville, Fulton Co., 
            NY; died 04 May 1987, Northville, Fulton Co., NY; married GERALDINE 
            WARNER, 24 November 1910, Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY; born 09 
            September 1891; died January 1967, Northville, Fulton Co., NY.
        v.  ELLA J. WEAVER, born 02 November 1893, Mayfield, Fulton, NY; died 
            01 March 1971, NY; married WILLIAM DE PASQUALE, 1917; born 1895; 
            died 1964.
       vi.  RUTH GAY WEAVER, born 22 December 1897, NY; died 03 October 1979, 
            Northville, Fulton Co., NY.
      vii.  EDNA MARGARET WEAVER, born 27 December 1903; died November 1995, 
            Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY; married JAMES J. BYRON, 1926; born 
            26 April 1904, NY; died Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.

22. JAMES D. LAWTON (DARWIN MELVIN, SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 13 October 1867 in Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., NY to Darwin M. and Mary A. (Conklin) Lawton, and died November 1959 in Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY. He married (1) NELLIE MURRAY 30 January 1898 in Edinburgh, Saratoga, NY. She was born 31 January 1881, and died 07 October 1927 in Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY. He married (2) ELIZABETH E. PULLING 02 September 1929, daughter of WILLIAM PULLING and FRANCES SWEET. She was born October 1881 in NY, and died 19 March 1964 in Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.

        James was born in Hope and then removed, with his parents, between 1892 and 1900, to Edinburg, Saratoga County, where he met and married Nellie Murray. In 1900, the couple was living there with James' parents. By 1910, James and Nellie had moved to Northampton and James' father was living with them. In 1920, James and Nellie resided on their farm in Mayfield, Fulton County, with their three children. Two nieces and a nephew of Nellie lived with the couple as well. Nellie died in 1927 and two years later, James married the widow of his brother, Charles. The following year, in 1930, James and Elizabeth resided in Palatine, Montgomery County where James' occupation was that of a general farmer. The couple was raising three of Elizabeth's children and one of James, as well as Nellie's nephew.
        James died in 1959 at the age of 92 at Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, Fulton County, NY, where he had been a patient for seven days. His obituary states that he had been a farmer for many years and that he was later employed by Robinson & Smith laundry. Elizabeth died in 1964 at the age of 82 and was buried in Broadalbin Village Cemetery Fulton County.

Children of JAMES LAWTON and NELLIE MURRAY are:

        i.  DANIEL LAWTON, born 26 April 1903, NY; died 30 April 1935, NYC; 
            married LOTTIE BOMBECK, 03 September 1928; born 23 September 1891, 
            Central Bridge, Schoharie Co., NY; died 02 January 1967, 
            Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA.
       ii.  BEATRICE LAWTON, born 04 February 1908, NY; died 23 May 2004, 
            Esperance, Montgomery Co., NY; married ARTHUR DUTCHER, 16 June 
            1928; born 07 May 1901, NY; died 05 February 1975, Central Bridge, 
            Schoharie Co., NY.
      iii.  RUTH B. LAWTON, born 19 March 1913, Northville, Fulton Co., NY; 
            died 11 February 2004; married (1) ARTHUR DYGERT, between 1930 - 
            1950; died Montgomery Co., NY; married (2) EDWARD G. SHUTTS, 04 
            November 1950; born 12 October 1910, Caroga, Montgomery, NY; 
            died 08 March 1991, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.

23. CHARLES W. LAWTON (DARWIN MELVIN, SQUIRE, DAVID) was born December 1869 in Hope, Hamilton Co., NY to Darwin M. and Mary A. (Conklin) Lawton, and died May 1925. He married ELIZABETH E. PULLING 1904 in Northville, daughter of WILLIAM PULLING and FRANCES SWEET. She was born October 1881 in NY, and died 19 March 1964 in Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.

        Charles was born in Hope and moved with his parents to Edinburg, Saratoga County between 1892 and 1900. In 1900, he was 30 years old, single, and employed as a carpenter. Four years later, he married Elizabeth Pulling who was raised in Northampton by her widowed mother. The announcement of their marriage follows:
1904
Matrimonial; LAWTON-PULLING
        A quiet wedding took place at the home of Mrs. Frances Pulling, Main Street, on the evening of Saturday, December 3, when her daughter, Miss Eliza Pulling, was united in matrimony to Mr. Charles W. Lawton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dorwin Lawton. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J.T. Barber, pastor of the Baptist Church at half past seven o'clock. The bride was attired in skirt of blue cloth, with handsomely embroidered white silk waist and the bridegroom wore a suit of dark clothing. They were attended by their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Wadsworth, who were the official witnesses of the marriage.
        Refreshments were served at the conclusion of the ceremony, after which the happy pair left for a short trip, amid congratulations of friends and a shower of rice. Among those present, as members of the family, relatives and guests, were the following: Mrs. Frances Pulling, Mrs. Eliza Porter and Mr. Frank Pulling, mother, grandmother and brother of the bride; Mrs. Adelbert Weaver, sister of the bridegroom; Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Wadsworth, and Mrs. F. Morrison. The young couple are beginning life together at the home of the bride's mother and there are many fervent wishes for their true prosperity and future happiness.
        In 1910, the couple lived on Main Street in Northampton, Fulton County with their two children. Charles was employed as a sawyer at a sawmill. In 1920, the family resided in Mayfield, Fulton County where Charles gave his occupation as engineer at a sawmill. The couple had six children. The following year, their seventh child was born. Four years later, in the spring of 1925, Charles died at the age of 55 and was laid to rest in Broadalbin Village Cemetery in Fulton County.
        Four years after Charles' death, Elizabeth married his widowed brother, James. The couple moved to Palatine, Montgomery County, where they raised their youngest children together. Elizabeth died in the spring of 1964 at the age of 82 and was buried in Broadalbin Village Cemetery.

Children of CHARLES LAWTON and ELIZABETH PULLING are:

        i.  HAMILTON PULLING LAWTON, born 12 September 1906, NY; died 11 April 
            1998, Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY; married EDNA M., 1928; 
            born 1907.
       ii.  CLINTON M. LAWTON, born 1908, NY; died 03 July 1934. Burial: 
            Broadalbin Village Cemetery; sec. 3-149 
      iii.  KENNETH DARWIN LAWTON, born 07 May 1911, NY; died 16 January 1998, 
            Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY; married EDNA PAULINE BALLMES; born 
            06 January 1916; died 03 August 1988, Schenectady, NY.
       iv.  VIRGINIA MARY LAWTON, born 1914, NY; died after 2003; married (1) 
            JACK SMALLEY, before 1959; married (2) MR. LORENZI, between 
            1959 - 2003.
        v.  HILDA F. LAWTON, born 1916, NY; died after 2003; married (1) MR. 
            PROPER, before 1959; married (2) GEORGE BAKER, between 1959 - 2003.
       vi.  ELWOOD D. LAWTON, born 1918, NY; married (1) DELORES LOUISE 
            MCPHILLIPS; married (2) MARTHA LOUISE BRIGGS, before 1945; born
            03 February 1919; died 1976.  WW II Army Enlistment: Elwood D. 
            Lawton enlisted 12 June 1945 Albany, NY
      vii.  DORIS L. LAWTON, born 1921, NY; married (1) JOHN O'NEILL, before 
            1959; married (2) MR. INSERO, after 1959.

24. LENA J. LAWTON (DARWIN MELVIN, SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 27 October 1872 in Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., NY to Darwin M. and Mary A. (Conklin) Lawton, and died 08 January 1960 in Broadalbin, Fulton Co., NY. She married ROY ALLEN CORNELL 01 January 1900, son of HUMPHREY CORNELL and HANNAH SHAW. He was born 14 September 1877 in Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY, and died 12 June 1966 in Broadalbin, Fulton Co., NY.

        Lena was born and raised in Hope Falls. In 1900, she married Roy Cornell and the couple settled down in Gloversville, where they rented a house on Burr Street. Roy was employed as a glove cutter and Lena was employed sewing hand gloves. In 1910, the couple resided in Broadalbin where Roy listed his occupation as a general farmer. Lena's brother, Dorwin, lived with them and helped with the work on the farm. In September 1918, Roy registered for the draft in Fulton County. At that time, he was a resident of Broadalbin and was an employee if the Broadalbin Knit Company. His physical description was; tall, medium build, with brown eyes and brown hair. The 1920 census showed the family, with three children, living on 1st Avenue in Broadalbin. Roy was employed as a spinner at a knitting mill. In 1930, Roy and Lena owned their own home on 1st Avenue. Roy was superintendent at a knitting mill and reported that he was not a veteran. Only the couple's youngest child was still living at home.
        Lena died in 1960 and burial was made at Broadalbin Village, AKA Mayfield Rural Cemetery, Fulton County. Roy died six years later and also buried in Broadalbin Village Cemetery.

Children of LENA LAWTON and ROY CORNELL are:

        i.  ALTA CORNELL, born 11 June 1901, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY; 
            died 20 April 1961; married WILLIAM C. WARDWELL, 30 May 1927; 
            born 25 April 1903, New Hampshire; died 16 October 1971, 
            Broadalbin, Fulton Co., NY. Both buried in Broadalbin Village 
            Cemetery.
       ii.  DOROTHY CORNELL, born 21 September 1906, Broadalbin, Fulton Co., 
            NY; died 25 September 1995; married MELVIN W. EARL; born 05 March 
            1908, NY; died 01 April 1990. Both buried in Broadalbin Village 
            Cemetery.
      iii.  RUTH CORNELL, born 1918; married GLEN BOHN.

25. HARRIET TERESSA LAWTON (DARWIN MELVIN, SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 07 May 1874 in Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., NY to Darwin M. and Mary A. (Conklin) Lawton, and died 13 April 1946 in Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY. She married GARDNER CLARK TANNER 20 November 1897 in Batchellorville, Saratoga Co., NY, son of CLARK TANNER and ABBY J. He was born May 1871 in Osborne Bridge, Fulton Co., NY, and died 05 January 1947 in Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.

[NOTE]Both the census and Darwin's obituary refer to Hattie as Darwin's daughter. However, a family file posted to Ancestry.com, a pay genealogy site, lists Hattie as the daughter of Martha Marcelia (listed here as Hattie's sister). As always, consult original documents for best accuracy.
        Harriet, or "Hattie", was born and raised in Hope Falls. In 1897, she married Gardner C. Tanner and the couple made their home in Gloversville, Fulton County. In 1900, Gardner was employed as a glove cutter while Hattie stayed home to care for their new baby. On the next three censuses, 1910, 1920 and 1930, the family resided at 14 Walnut Street in Gloversville and Gardner's occupation was as a cement or concrete worker. Gardner and Hattie's grandson passed away in 2004. His obituary says that he had, "owned and operated C. G. Tanner and Son, an asphalt paving business... the family business was previously owned by his father and grandfather."
        Hattie died in 1946 in Gloversville and Gardner followed the next year. Gardner was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Children of HARIET LAWTON and GARDNER TANNER are:

        i.  GLEN LAWTON TANNER, born 05 May 1900, Gloversville, Fulton Co., 
            NY; died 13 October 1918, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.
       ii.  CLAYTON GARDNER TANNER, born 31 December 1902, Gloversville, 
            Fulton Co., NY; died 20 February 1985, Gloversville, Fulton Co., 
            NY; married (1) MS. STANFORD; married (2) EVELYN THOMPSON, 01 
            December 1923, Johnstown, Fulton Co., NY; born 19 August 1905, 
            Thorndike, ME; died 13 February 1965, Gloversville, Fulton Co., 
            NY. Both buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery
      iii.  EDWARD CLARK TANNER, born 07 October 1909, Gloversville, Fulton 
            Co., NY; died 16 April 1987, Sarasota, Manatee, FL.

26. DORWIN4 LAWTON, JR. (DARWIN MELVIN, SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 15 December 1876 in Hope Falls, Hamilton Co., NY to Darwin M. and Mary A. (Conklin) Lawton, and died 2 May 1959 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., NY. He married (1) IDA BAKER COOK between 1910 - 1918, daughter of SIMON BAKER and FANNY BRYANT. She was born August 1871 in NY and died before 1922. He married (2) HENRIETTA ANNA "ETTA" KIRCHEN WILLIAMS 1922, daughter of JESSE KIRCHEN and JENNIE B. She was born 09 December 1893 in NY, and died October 1985 in Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.

        Dorwin [also seen as Darwin] was born in Hope Falls and moved with his parents to Edinburg, Saratoga County sometime between 1892 and 1900. In 1900, he was 22 years old, single and working as a farm laborer. In 1910, he lived in Broadalbin with his sister, Lena and her family, working as a farm laborer on their farm. He may have met Ida while visiting his brother, James, in Northampton, as she lived next door to him in 1910. Ida Baker was raised in Northampton and in 1896 had married Charles Cook, the son of Andrew and Matilda (Robinson) Cook. He died at age 31 in 1901. In 1910, Ida was a 39-year-old widow residing in Northampton and employed as a glove maker at home. Sometime between 1910 and 1918 Dorwin and Ida were married. Their marriage announcement, from the Barker scrapbook follows:
On Friday evening at six at the home of Rev. George K. Frasier occurred the marriage of two young people well known in Northampton and Northville. The bride was Mrs. Ida Cook and the bridegroom was Dorwin Lawton, Jr. The Presbyterian service was used. The newly wedded couple will make their home for the present near Northampton.
        In September 1918, Dorwin registered for the draft in Johnstown, Fulton County, at the age of 41. He was a resident of Northville and listed farmer as his occupation. His physical description was, "medium height, medium build, blue eyes and brown hair." Under disability, he stated that his left arm and leg were paralyzed. In 1920, Dorwin and Ida resided on Edinburg Road in Northampton where his occupation was that of a general farmer. Ida was a glove maker in her home. Ida probably died either that year or the following.
        In 1922, Dorwin married "Etta". She had been raised in Mayfield, Fulton County. About 1917, she married a Mr. Williams, who died before 1920. In 1920, she was living with her widowed father in Mayfield next door to Dorwin's brother, James. Dorwin and Etta began having children right away and in 1930, their 4th child had just been born. The family was living in Northampton on the Northampton River Road where Dorwin was engaged as a farmer. In that year, Etta's father was living with them as well.
        According to Dorwin's obituary, "He suffered a hip fracture April 27 while visiting his daughter, Mrs. Donald Baird, 9 Byard Street, and was hospitalized." He died that Saturday, 2 May 1959 at Gotts Nursing Home in Johnstown at the age of 82. Etta survived him by 26 years and died in October 1985 in Gloversville, Fulton County, NY.

Children of DORWIN LAWTON and HENRIETTA KIRCHEN are:

        i.  EDWARD DAVID LAWTON, born 1922, Fulton Co., NY. WW II Army 
            enlistment: 25 Nov 1942 in Utica. Civil Occupation: automobile 
            serviceman. Single with dependents. Height:65", Weight: 131 lbs.
       ii.  DAVID LEN LAWTON, born 20 March 1924; died 06 July 1989, Mount 
            Pleasant, Isabella Co., MI.
      iii.  MARY ELIZABETH LAWTON, born 1925; married DONALD BAIRD.
       iv.  DARWIN LAWTON, born 1930, NY; died before 1959.

27. WILLIAM D. WASHBURN (SARAH LAWTON, SQUIRE, DAVID) was born February 1859 in NY to Reuben and Sarah (Lawton) Washburn, and died after 1930. He married (1) UNKNOWN Abt. 1885. She died Bet. 1886 - 1894. He married (2) MARIETTA 1894. She was born March 1868, and died between 1910 - 1920.

        William was still living with his parents in Gloversville in 1880 at age 20. Within about five years, he married and had a son, who was born in 1886. William was probably widowed and he sent his son to be raised by his father and sisters in Northville. He married again about 1894 and he and his wife had two children together. They made their home in Mayfield. In 1900, William worked as a day laborer. In 1910, he listed his occupation as a teamster for a (lime ?) farm, while Marietta made gloves at home. In 1920, William, widowed again, lived with his married daughter Letha in Mayfield and worked in a glove factory. William In 1930, William was a boarder in the Buyce home on Green Street in Mayfield and was still earning money from the glove factory.

Child of WILLIAM WASHBURN and UNKNOWN is:

        i.  HARRY REUBEN WASHBURN, born 14 August 1885. He was raised by his 
            aunts and grandfather in Northville.

Children of WILLIAM WASHBURN and MARIETTA are:

       ii.  GERALD WASHBURN, born 17 September 1896, Mayfield, Fulton, NY; 
            married RENA MILLS, about 1916; born 1898, NY.
      iii.  LETHA S. WASHBURN, born December 1898, Mayfield, Fulton, NY; 
            died about 1921; married ARCH ANDREW ESCHLER, 1918; born 28 
            January 1895, Mayfield, Fulton, NY; died July 1975, Gloversville, 
            Fulton Co., NY.

28. GEORGE WASHBURN (SARAH LAWTON, SQUIRE, DAVID) was born June 1869 in NY to Reuben and Sarah (Lawton) Washburn, and died after 1930. He married ALICE 1890. She was born February 1868 in Canada, and died after 1930.

        George and Alice were married in 1890 and in 1900, they were living in Little Falls, Herkimer County, NY where George was employed as a barber. Alice, who reported having emigrated from Canada to the U.S. in 1889, worked as a finisher in a knitting mill. The couple had one daughter. By 1910, the family had moved to Northampton, where George continued to work as a barber in a barbershop. They couple had three daughters, and Alice worked in the home taking care of her family. In 1920, the family lived in Gloversville where George was employed as a wheel maker in a machine shop. Their two eldest daughters lived at home, Ethel being employed as a stenographer in a law office and Laura as a saleswoman in a department store. The couple's youngest daughter may have died before this. In 1930, the family lived at 42 Maple Ave. in Gloversville. Ethel was married to Gilbert Topliff, a veteran of WW I, who was employed as a machinist for the Railroad. George, employed as a house carpenter, Alice, Laura and George's widowed sister, Laura Griffis, were all living in the same house with Ethel and her family.

Children of GEORGE WASHBURN and ALICE are:

        i.  ETHEL WASHBURN, born 06 July 1896, <Little Falls, Herkimer Co.> NY; 
            died March 1970, Northville, Fulton Co., NY; married GILBERT 
            BENNETT TOPLIFF, 1920; born 13 November 1894, Gloversville, 
            Fulton Co., NY; died November 1980, Northville, Fulton Co., NY.
       ii.  LAURA WASHBURN, born 1903; died after 1930
      iii.  EVELYN WASHBURN, born 1905, NY; died between 1910 - 1920.

29. ELLA E. LAWTON (DAVID, SQUIRE, DAVID) was born July 1857 in <Hope, Hamilton Co.> NY to David and Margaret (Harris) Lawton, and died after 1920. She married LEMAN ARNOLD about 1876, son of AARON ARNOLD and HANNAH. He was born May 1857 in <Hope, Hamilton Co.> NY, and died after 1920.

        Ella was probably born in Hope, Hamilton County, where her parents spent their entire lives. She married Leman, a lumberman, about 1876 and the couple had 4 children together. By 1900, the family had removed to Gloversville, where Leman was a tinsmith. Their 21-year-old son Esker was working as a teamster. In 1910, the family rented a house on Orchard Street in Gloversville. Leman worked as a machinist in a railroad machine shop and their daughter Ruth was employed as a milliner. In 1920, they resided on Fourth Ave. Leman listed his occupation as plumber, and their son John was a plumber's assistant.

Children of ELLA LAWTON and LEMAN ARNOLD are:

        i.  ESKER JOHN ARNOLD, born December 1878, <Hope, Hamilton Co.> NY; 
            died after 1920.
       ii.  MARRIAN ARNOLD, born August 1879; died before 1900.
      iii.  MABLE ARNOLD, born September 1889.
       iv.  RUTH ARNOLD, born September 1892.

30. IDA LAWTON (DAVID, SQUIRE, DAVID) was born April 1866 in <Hope, Hamilton Co.> NY to David and Margaret (Harris) Lawton, and died after 1930. She married (1) JOHN N. BUYCE about 1888, son of NELSON BUYCE and LUNA LEELAND. He was born 04 September 1857, and died 28 September 1895. She married (2) RUEL FRASIER 1899, son of HENRY C. FRASIER and DELILAH. He was born October 1861 in Saratoga Co., NY, and died after 1930 in <Fulton Co. almshouse>.

        Ida, like her sister, was probably born in Hope, Hamilton County, NY. She married John in 1888 and the couple had 4 children together. Their youngest child, Mary, was born 2 months after John's death. He died at age 38 and was buried in the Wells Cemetery. Ida married second, in 1899, Ruel Frasier, whose family was from Day, Saratoga County. They had two children together, but separated before 1905. In 1930, Ruel can be found on the census as an inmate of the Fulton County Alms house in Johnstown. Ida and her children resided in Hope, close to her parents. In 1910, Ida was employed making gloves at home, as were her daughters, Margaret and Leona. Her son, Frank, was employed as a laborer at a sawmill. In 1920, Ida resided on Reed Street in Northampton where she continued to make gloves at home. Her son, David, was a mechanic at a garage and her daughter, Mary was a glove maker at a shop. In 1930, Ida lived with her son David and his family on Reed Street in Northville.

Children of IDA LAWTON and JOHN BUYCE are:

        i.  MARGARET BUYCE, born March 1889.
       ii.  FRANK B. BUYCE, born 24 February 1891, Wells, Hamilton, NY; 
            married MAGGIE BENNETT, about 1913; born September 1893, NY.
      iii.  LEONA BUYCE, born April 1894, NY; died between 1917 - 1920; 
            married ARCLOUS GEORGE BIRON, about 1913; born 05 August 1891, 
            Wells, Hamilton, NY; died April 1975, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.
       iv.  MARY BUYCE, born November 1895.

Children of IDA LAWTON and RUEL FRASIER are:

        v.  BLANCHE FRASIER, born 1901.
       vi.  DAVID C. FRASIER, born 23 September 1902; died February 1970, 
            Northville, Fulton Co., NY; married DOROTHY, 1926; born 1901, NY.

31. LOUISE D. RESSEQUIE (MARY ANN LAWTON, SQUIRE, DAVID) was born 17 February 1863 in Northville, Fulton Co., NY to Alexander P. and Mary Ann (Lawton) Resseguie, and died after 1930 in Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY. She married JAMES B. ANIBAL 1894, son of SAMUAL ANIBAL and EMELINE BROWNELL. He was born October 1859 in NY, and died after 1930.

        Louise and James resided in Northville where James was a retail grocery merchant. In 1930, they owned their own home on Mechanic Street.

Child of LOUISE RESSEQUIE and JAMES ANIBAL is:

        i.  JAMES R. ANIBAL, born July 1896, Northampton, Fulton, NY.

SOURCES:

War

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  • State and Federal Census from 1800 to 1930
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  • DORN Surnames in and around Fulton County. 2000 Marcia Buffett [on Fulton County, NY GenWeb site]

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  • Hope Falls (Bass) Cemetery listing [on this site] Copyright 1964: NYS D.A.R., Copyright 2000: Marcia Buffett , Copyright 2004: Jennifer Donovan / Annie Weaver / Hugh Peters
  • Hope (Willard) Cemetery listing [on this site] 2000 Martha Magill/Lisa Slaski, 2004 Jennifer Donovan/Annie Weaver/Hugh Peters
  • Hope Valley (Willard) Cemetery. [on this site] 1964 NYS DAR, 2000 Marcia Buffett, 2004 Annie Weaver
  • Wells Cemetery listing [on this site] 2000 Annie Weaver/Nathaniel Weaver
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  • Town of Edinburg Cemeteries. "Partirdge Cemetery" listing. 1996-2000 Dave Bixby and the Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County. [on Saratoga County, NY GenWeb site]
  • Town of Hadley Cemeteries. "Hadley Hill Cemetery" listing. 1996-2000 Dave Bixby and the Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County. [on Saratoga County, NY GenWeb site]

    Vitals

  • Births from the "Hamilton County News", 1901. Transcribed by Annie Weaver [on this site.
  • Marriage Records of Joseph F. Spier, Northville Methodist Episcopal Church 1835-1856. 2000 Martha Magill/Marcia Buffet [on this site]
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  • Obituaries from the "Hamilton County News", 1978. Transcribed by Annie Weaver [on this site]
  • The Leader Herald, (newspaper) Gloversville, Fulton County, NY 2004. Obituaries
  • The Broadalbin Herald (newspaper) Broadalbin, Fulton County, NY. Obituary
  • Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

     

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