Joseph Tubbs - Esther Slack
Lake Pleasant

Joseph Tubbs to Esther J. Slack
11 Feb 1867, Lake Pleasant, Hamilton County, NY

A copy of the following record was sent to me in 1983 by Florence Merrell, a descendant of Joseph Tubbs and Esther Slack.   Her letter stated  "I do have a government copy from Albany, N.Y. that shows that she was to receive $8.00 per month plus $2.00 each per month for George, Julia, Oren, Austin and Samantha until each of them reached the age of 16 years.  The date of Joseph Tubbs death in the army and that information also is in the pension papers etc….  Enclosed you will find a copy of Esther and Joseph Tubbs marriage lic at Lake Pleasant, N.Y."  I am guessing that the following information regarding the marriage of Esther and Joseph was from the pension claim.  -  Mary Slack Maynard


State of New York
County of Yates   [not sure what the first "word" is, looks like Oso] On this 11th day of February 1867 before me a Justice of Peace in and for said county and state personally appeared Lyman Holmes whom I certify to be refutable and entitled to credit who being duly sworn says that he was a Justice of the Peace in and from the County of Hamilton reciding in the town of Gilman in the year 1851.  That while such Justice as aforesaid he officiated at the marriage of Joseph C Tubbs and Esther J Slack who were married by him on second day of Fegruary 1851 at Lake Pleasant Hamilton County NY.  And that the following is a copy of the record of their marriage made by me and in my possession

Joseph C. Tubbs was married to Esther J. Slack on the second day of February 1851 at the house of N. Slack in the town of Lake Pleasant county of Hamilton N.Y. by L. Holmes Justice

Defendant further states that he has no interest in this claim

Lyman Holmes

Genealogical Notes:

Joseph Tubbs was born about 1830 in Bolton, Warren Co., NY, son of Ira Tubbs and Phebe Clinton (according to information on the Warren Co GenWeb site).

Joseph died in a military hospital in Virginia Jan 27, 1865.  There is a grave stone in St. Cecelia's Cemetery, part of the Warrensburg Cemetery, Warren Co. NY, but according to a Tubbs family researcher Joseph's body was never returned to NY for burial.   Esther is buried in St. Cecelia's Cemetery.

Esther Jane Slack was born April 15, 1834 in Speculator/Lake Pleasant, NY, the daughter of Nathan Slack and Samantha Dunning.

The children of Joseph and Esther Jane Slack Tubbs were:

George Henry, born 1853, married Josephine Dexter
Julia Ann, born 1855, married David Cheney
Orrin H, born 1860, married Elvira Johnson/Jackson
Austin C, born 1862, married Catherine Hill
Samantha Jane, born Jan 22, 1865, married George Henry Wilcox


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