GARDNER ANNEX

 

Evelyn Tempa (Gardner) Drake Pedigree

(Start at generation 1, below.)

 

The early generations of this large family are referenced in numerous genealogies available on the Internet.

 

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Special thanks to George Edgar Drake for compiling much of the information in the later generations of this annex.

 

Origin of the surname “Gardner:”

 

Gardner derived from two Gaelic words: “gair,” which means outcry or alarm; and “din,” which means hill or fortress.  Thus Gardner means dweller in a fortified place or hill.

 

The earliest Gardners were English.  In 1624 Thomas Gardner came to America as a member of the Dorchester Company.  He was chosen as leader in the company’s pioneer enterprises and continued to be prominent in its activities until his death in 1635.  He eventually settled at Salem, Massachusetts.

 

Generation

 

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16  (?) Gardiner

  

A.  Biographical notes:

 

Born .  Died .

 

B.  Wife: (?)

 

Born .  Died .

 

C.  Children:

 

1. John Gardiner: Born about 1505 in Grove Place, Buckinghamshire, England.

 

2. George Gardiner: See generation 15, below.

 

15  George Gardiner

  

A.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1510 in BerwickOnTweed, N. Umber, England.  Died 1570 in Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland, England.

 

B.  Wife: Margaret Neville

 

Born about 1515/22 in Snape Hall, Snape, Yorkshire, England; christened in England.  Died 13 October 1559 in Holywell, Shoreditch, Middlesex, England; interred 21 October 1559 in Saint Leonard's, Durham, England.  Married George Gardiner about 1534 in Berwick, Sussex, England.

 

C.  Children:

 

1. George Gardiner, Jr.: See generation 14, below.

 

2. German Gardiner: Born about 1540 in Berwick Upon, Tweed, Durham, England.  Died June 1589.

 

14  George Gardiner, Jr.

  

A.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 1537/35 in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England.  Died there June 1589/1600, age 52; interred Wiltshire, England.

 

B1. Wife?: Cecilia Talemache (by some accounts)

 

Born about 1537; daughter of Sir Lionel Talemache (b. Bentley, Suffolk, England, d. 4 Dec 1571 in Helmingham, Suffolk, England).  Died March 1596.  Married George Gardner about 1559 in Garstang, Lancashire, England.

 

B2. Wife?: Dorothy Constable (by some accounts)

 

Born 1542 at Wallington Demesne, Hartburn, Northumberland, England; daughter of Robert and Dorothy (Widdrington) Constable.  Married George Gardner, Jr. about 1559 in Wiltshire, England.

 

C.  Children:

 

1. Thomas Gardiner: See generation 13, below.

 

2. William Gardiner: Born about 1561 at Dorchester, Dorset, England (also seen: b. Durham, England).  Married Ann Thirburne (b. abt 1560) on 12 February 1575 in Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland, England.

 

3. Edmund Gardiner: Born about 1563 at Dorchester, Dorset, England.

 

4. George Gardiner, III: (perhaps) Born about 1567; christened 1 October 1552 in St Lawrence, Pounteney, London, England.  Married Marie Eastwood (christened 27 Apr 1578 at Stepney, St Dunston, London) on 29 May 1597 in St. Dunston's, Stepney, London.

 

5. Richard Gardiner: Born about 1570 at Dorchester, Dorset, England.

 

6. Lionel Gardiner: Born 1573 at Dorchester, Dorset, England.  Died before 1618 at Stepney, Middlesex, England; interred there.  Married Elizabeth Woodhouse (b. 1575 in Stepney, London, England; christened 30 Sep 1575 in Kippax, Yorkshire, England, d. 3 Dec 1598 in St. Dunstens, Stepney, Middlesex, England) on 3 December 1592 in St. Dunston's, Stepney, London, England.

 

13  Thomas Gardiner/Gardner

 

A.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1560 in England; christened in Dorchester, Dorset, England.  Died 1635, age 75, at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; interred there in the Gardner Cemetery.

 

B.  Wife: Elizabeth (White) Allen

 

Born about 1564/68 at Stanton, St. John, Oxford, England (also seen: b. Dorchester, Dorset, England); daughter of John (b. 1550 at Stanton, d. there 30 Sep 1618) and Isabel/Elizabeth (Bawles) White (b. 1552 at Stanton, d. there 30 Sep 1601).  Died 29 March 1648 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; interred there with Thomas Gardner in the Gardner Cemetery.  Married (1st) (?) Allen (b. abt 1555/60 in Dorchester, Dorset, England, d. before 1585) about 1582.  Married (2nd) Thomas Gardiner about 1585/89 in Dorset/Oxford, England.

 

C. Children:

 

1. Thomas Gardiner, Jr.: See generation 12, below.

 

2. Katherine Gardner: Born about 1593 at Little Bourton, Cropredy, Oxford, England.

 

3. Josiah Gardner: Born about 1595 at Little Bourton, Cropredy, Oxford, England.

 

4. Hannah Gardner: Born about 1597 at Little Bourton, Cropredy, Oxford, England.

 

5. Mary Gardner: Born about 1599 at Little Bourton, Cropredy, Oxford, England.

 

6. Joseph Gardner: Born about 1601 at Little Bourton, Cropredy, Oxford, England.

 

7. Martha Gardner: Born about 1603 at Little Bourton, Cropredy, Oxford, England.

 

8. Stephen Gardner: Born about 1605 at Little Bourton, Cropredy, Oxford, England.

 

9. Timothy Gardner: Born about 1607 at Little Bourton, Cropredy, Oxford, England.

 

12  Captain Thomas Gardner, Jr.

 

A.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 4 March 1591/92 at Weymouth/Sherbourne, Dorset County, England.  Died 29/28 December 1674, age 82, at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Immigrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony (Cape Ann, Nantucket Island) in spring 1623/24.  Subsequently a citizen of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.

 

B.  Wife# 1: Margaret Frier/Fryer/Friar/Frye

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 1594 in St. Cuthbert, Wells, Somerset or Dorset, England; daughter of Francis Friar/Fryer/Frye (b. abt 1560 in England).  Died 1659 (or perhaps 15 Mar 1641/42) at Salem, Essex County, England; interred there.  Married Thomas Gardner in 1616 in Weymouth or Sherbourne, Dorset, England.

 

2. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Thomas Gardner: Born 1618/19 at Weymouth, Dorset (or Martook, Somerset), England.  Died 1682 in Massachusetts.  Married (1st) Elizabeth Horne.  Married (2nd) Hannah Downing (b. abt 1624 in England) in 1642 at Salem, Massachusetts.

 

b. Lieutenant George Gardner: Born 1620 at Weymouth (or Martook, Somerset), Dorset, England.  Died 1679 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Married (1st) Elizabeth Horne (b. abt 1624 in England or MA, d. before 1654) in 1642 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Married (2nd) widow Elizabeth (Freestone) Turner (b. 17 Oct 1619 in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England, d. before 1663 at Salem, MA) about 1654 at Salem, Massachusetts.  Married (3rd) widow Elizabeth (Allen) Stone (b. abt 1625) after 1663 at Salem, Massachusetts.  Also seen: m. (4th) Hannah Shattuck.  Had the following children:

 

(1. Joseph Gardner: Married (?) in 1670.

 

(2. Captain Samuel Gardner: Born 1647 to 1648 at Salem, Massachusetts.  Died 24 February 1724.  Married Elizabeth Browne Grafton on 24 April 1673 and had the following son:

 

(a. Captain John Gardner: Born 14 April 1681.  Died 18 July 1722, age 41.  Married Elizabeth Weld:

 

(1) Ensign Daniel Gardner: Born 16 December 1709.  Married Anna Putnam.

 

c. Richard Gardner: See generation 11, below.

 

d. John Gardner: Born 1624 at Cape Ann Plantation, Nantucket, Massachusetts or at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died 6 July 1706 at Cape Ann Plantation, Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Married Priscilla Grafton (b. abt 1634 in MA, d. after 6 Jul 1706 on Nantucket), daughter of Joseph Grafton (b. abt 1600 in England) on 20 February 1652/53 at Salem, Massachusetts and had the following children:

 

(1. John Gardner, Jr.: Born 20 February 1653 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.

 

(2. Priscilla Gardner: Born 6 November 1656 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.

 

(3. Benjamin Gardner #1: Born 3 February 1657 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died young.

 

(4. Rachael Gardner: Born 3 August 1661/62 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Married (1st) John Brown (b. abt 1658 in MA).  Married (2nd), as his 2nd wife, her cousin, James Gardner (who had m. 1st Mary Starbuck (d. 1699)) after 1699 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts and had the following children:

 

(a. James Gardner: Born about 1702 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 10 April 1776.  Married Susannah Gardner (b. 4 Jun 1706 on Nantucket) on 1 September 1724.

 

(b. Mehitable Gardner: Born about 1704 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Philip Pollard (b. abt 1700 on Nantucket), son of George and Mary (?) Pollard, in 1724 on Nantucket.

 

(5. George Gardner: Born about 1663 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died 17 February 1749/50.  Married Eunice Starbuck (b. abt 1666/70 on Nantucket), daughter of Nathaniel and Mary "Great Mary" (Coffin) Starbuck, about 1683 on Nantucket and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Hepzibah Gardner: Born about 1694 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married (1st) Peleg Gardner (b. 22 May 1691 on Nantucket) on 23 July 1714 (or abt 1712) on Nantucket.  Married (2nd) William Gardner (b. abt 1694 on Nantucket, d. 1739 on Nantucket), son of Richard and Mary (Austin) Gardner, on 20 February 1718/19 on Nantucket.

 

(6. Benjamin Gardner #2: Born 17 May 1664 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.

 

(7. Ann Gardner: Born 20 February 1666/67 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died 1 April 1745.  Married Edward Coffin (b. abt 1663 on Nantucket Island, MA), son of Peter, Jr. and Abigail (?) Coffin, about 1685 on Nantucket.

 

(8. Nathaniel Gardner: Born 24 September 1668 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.

 

(9. Mary Gardner: Born 27 May 1670 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died there 27 October 1767, age 97.  Married, as his 2nd wife, Jethro Coffin (b. abt 1665 on Nantucket, d. there), son of Peter, Jr. and Abigail (?) Coffin, in 1686 on Nantucket and had the following children:

 

(a. Margaret Coffin: Born 10 June 1689.  Married (1st) Reverend Samuel Terry.  Married (2nd) Reverend John Wilson.

 

(b. Priscilla Coffin: Born 26 December 1691.  Died 23 November 1772, age 80.  Married John Gardner.

 

(c. John Coffin: Born 12 April 1694.  Died 1768.

 

(d. Josiah Coffin: Born 28 July 1698.  Died 15 January 1780, age 81.  Married Elizabeth Coffin.

 

(e. Abigail Coffin: Born 12 February 1700/01.  Died 7 July 1782, age 81.  Married (1st) Eliakim Swain.  Married (2nd) Nathaniel Woodbury.

 

(f. Peter Coffin.

 

(g. Edward Coffin.

 

(h. Robert Coffin: Born 21 April 1704.  Died 8 August 1757, age 53.

 

(10. Mehitable Gardner: Born 24 November 1674/75 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Ambrose Dawes (b. abt 1670 in MA) on 14 August 1704 on Nantucket.

 

(11. Ruth Gardner: Born 26 January 1675/76 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died 4 October 1748.  Married James Coffin, Jr. (b. abt 1668 on Nantucket) on 19 march 1691/92 on Nantucket and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Priscilla Coffin: Born about 1705 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Abel Gardner (b. 6 Jun 1702 on Nantucket, d. there 11 Sep 1771), son of Nathaniel and Abigail (Coffin) Gardner, on 18 September 1723 on Nantucket.

 

e. Samuel Gardner: Born 1627 at Cape Ann Plantation, Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Died there October 1689.  Married (1st) Mary White (b. abt 1630 in MA) about 1650 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Married (2nd) Elizabeth Paine (b. abt 1637) about 1660 at Cape Ann Plantation, Nantucket.

 

f. Sarah Gardner: Born 1628/30 at Cape Ann Plantation, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died 5 April 1686 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Married, as his 1st wife, Benjamin Balch (b. 1628/29 at Salem, Essex Co., MA, d. there 31 Jan 1715/16; interred Salem or Beverly, MA), son of John (overseer of Cape Ann Plantation) and Margaret (Lovell/Lovett) Balch, in 1651 at Salem and had the following children:

 

(1. Samuel Balch: Born 1651 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died there 1723; interred there.  Married (1st) Martha Newmarch (b. 1653 at Beverly, MA, d. there 7 Jul 1720; interred there), daughter of John and Martha (Gould) Newmarch, on 27 October 1675 at Beverly and had 10 children.  Samuel married (2nd) Martha Butman (b. abt 1674 in MA) after 1699 in Massachusetts.

 

(2. Benjamin Balch: Born about 1653 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died there about 1698.  Married Elizabeth Woodbury (b. 15 Aug 1654 at Salem, Essex Co., MA), daughter of John and Elizabeth (?) Woodbury, on 17 October 1674 at Beverly, Essex County, MA

 

(3. John Balch: Born 1654 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died there 19 November 1738.  Married Hannah Veren (b. 1665 at Beverly) on 19 November 1738 and had 2 children.

 

(4. Joseph Balch: Born about 1658 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died 16 September 1675 from wounds received in battle on 12 September during the Battle of Bloody Brook, South Deerfield Township, Franklin County, Massachusetts.

 

(5. Freeborn Two Balch: Born 9 August 1660 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died there 11 June 1729.  Married (1st) Elizabeth Fairfield (b. abt 1670).  Married (2nd) Miriam Moulton (b. abt 1664 at Beverly) in October 1682 at Beverly.

 

(6. Sarah Balch: Born about 1662 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died 1714 in Massachusetts.  Married James Patch (b. 21 Apr 1655 at Salem, Essex Co., MA, d. MA) on 20 December 1680 at Beverly and had a son.

 

(7. Abigail Balch: Born about 1664 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died 30 April 1706.  Married Cornelius Larcum (b. abt 1660 in MA) on 8 February 1680/81 at Beverly.

 

(8. Ruth Balch: Born about 1666 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Married Joseph Drinker (b. abt 1662 at Beverly) about 1685 at Beverly.

 

(9. Mary Balch: Born about 1668 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died there 12 March 1736/37.  Married Nathaniel Stone (b. abt 1665 in MA) on 26 March 1689 at Beverly.

 

(10. Jonathan Balch: Born about 1670 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.

 

(11. David Balch: Born 8 July 1671 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died 17 April 1690.

 

Following Sarah's death on 5 April 1686, Benjamin Balch married (2nd) widow Abigail (?) Clarke (b. abt 1635, d. 1 Jan 1689/90 at Beverly, MA), widow of Matthew Clarke, on 5 February 1688/89 at Marblehead, Massachusetts, and they had 2 daughters.

 

Benjamin Balch married (3rd) Margarett Lovett (b. abt 1639) on 15 March 1691/92 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.

 

g. Joseph Gardner: Born 1628/29 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died 15 November/19 December 1675 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Ann Downing (b. abt 1633) in August 1656 on Nantucket.

 

h. Grafton Gardner.

 

i. Miriam Gardner: Born 1632/34 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died there before August 1664.  Married John Hill (b. abt 1630) in 1657 at Salem and had 2 children.

 

j. Ruth "Seeth" Gardner: Baptized 25 October/December 1636 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died 17 April 1707, age 70, in Essex County.  Married (1st) John/Joshua Conant (b. 1630 at Salem, d. 1659 in Essex Co.), son of Roger and Sarah (Horton) Conant, in 1656 at Beverly and had the following son:

 

(1. Joshua Conant, Jr.

 

Ruth (Gardner) Conant married (2nd) John Grafton (b. abt 1632) on 1 December 1659 at Salem.

 

k. Susannah Gardner: Born about 1638 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died there about 1639.

 

C.  Wife# 2: widow Damaris/Demaris/Damarius (Sibley) Shattuck

 

Born 1597/1600 at Saint Pauls Walden, Hertford, England (also seen: b. Somerset, England).  Died 28 September 1674, age 77, at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Married (1st) Samuel Shattuck, Jr. (b. 1595 at Talard, Somerset, England, d. 1642), a Quaker of Salem, Massachusetts and son of Samuel and Damaris (?) Shattuck, in 1616 at (perhaps) Talard, England and had the following children:

 

1. Mary Shattuck: Married (?) Hamms at Boston, Massachusetts.

 

2. Damaris Shattuck: Married Samuel Pope/Page.

 

3. Hannah Shattuck.

 

4. Samuel Shattuck: Born about 1618 in Somerset, England.  Died 6 June 1698 at Salem, Essex county, Massachusetts; interred Salem.  Married Hannah (?).

 

5. William Shattuck Born 1622 in (perhaps) Somerset, England.  Died 14 August 1672 at Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  Married Susannah (?) (b. abt 1625, d. 11 Dec 1686 at Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA) about 1642 in Massachusetts.

 

6. Sarah Shattuck: Born about 1632 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Married her eventual step-brother, Richard Gardner, generation 11, below. 

 

Demaris (Sibley) Shattuck married (2nd) Captain Thomas Gardner on 15 March 1641/42 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; no children.

 

11  Richard Gardner

 

A.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 1622 at Weymouth, Dorset (or Martook, Somerset), England).  Died 23 March 1686, age 55 (also seen: 23 Dec/Jan 1688), at Nantucket, Massachusetts (the 1st English birth at Nantucket); interred there January 1688.  Moved from Salem to Nantucket in 1667 when his wife was excommunicated from the church at Salem.

 

B.  Wife: Sarah Shattuck

 

Born 1632 at (perhaps) Salem, Massachusetts, daughter of William and Damarice (Sibley) Shattuck.  Died 1724 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married her step-brother, Richard Gardner in 1651/52 at Salem.  Excommunicated from the First Church in Salem for attending Quaker meetings.

 

C.  Children:

 

1. Joseph Gardner: (Note: by one account this Joseph was the son of John (Richard's brother) and Priscilla (Grafton) Gardner.)

 

Born 1652 (also seen: b. 8 Jul 1655) at Salem, Massachusetts.  Died about 1701 in Massachusetts.  Married Bethiah Macy (b. 1641 at Salisbury, Essex Co., MA), daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Hopcott) Macy, on 30 March 1670 on Nantucket, MA and had the following children:

 

a. Sarah Gardner: Born 23 October 1672 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Joseph Paddack (b. abt 1668 on (perhaps) Nantucket), son of Zachariah and Deborah (Sears) Paddock, on 5 March 1695/96 on Nantucket and had the following children:

 

(1. Seth Paddock: Born 9 September 1699 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Leah Folger (b. abt 1700 on Nantucket Island, MA).

 

(2. Alice Paddack: Born about 1700 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there about 1783.  Married Richard Macy (b. 22 Sep 1689 on Nantucket, Island) after 1711 on Nantucket.

 

(3. Margaret Paddack: Born about 1701 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 26 May 1789; interred there.  Married Caleb Swain and had the following son:

 

(a. Nathaniel Swain.

 

(4) Eliphalet Paddock: Born 1705 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 14 March 1773; interred there.  Married Naomi Bunker (b. 4 Nov 1704 on Nantucket, d. there 11 July 1792) and had 8 children.

 

b. Damaris Gardner: Born 16 February 1673/74 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Stephen Barnard (b. abt 1670 on Nantucket), son of Nathaniel Barnard (b. abt 1640 in MA), about 1693 on Nantucket.

 

c. Bethiah Gardner: Born 13 August 1676 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died 1716.  Married Eleazer Folger, Jr. (b. abt 1673 on Nantucket) on 27 September 1706 on Nantucket and had the following children:

 

(1. Gideon Folger: Born 1708.

 

(2. Urian Folger: Born 1711.  Died 1764.  Married Jedidah Stewart.

 

(3. Eliphaz Folger: Born 1713.  Died 1794.  Married Priscilla Gorham.

 

d. Deborah Gardner: Born 30 March 1681 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Never married.

 

e. Hope Macy Gardner: Born 1683.  Died 1758.  Married Peter “Nope” Coffin.

 

f. Son: Born about 1684 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died young - drowned.

 

g. Mary Gardner: Born 26 December 1686 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Thomas Jenkins (b. abt 1680 on Nantucket) (also seen: m. Matthew Jenkins), son of Matthew Jenkins, on 9 August 1706 and had the following son:

 

(1. Joseph Jenkins: Born about 1715 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Ruth Barnard (b. 2 Jul 1717 on Nantucket) on 28 March 1758 on Nantucket.

 

h. Abiel Gardner: Born 1 December 1691.  Married William Clasby, Sr. (b. abt 1687 in England) on 20 August 1719 on Nantucket.

 

2. Richard Gardner, Jr.: See generation 10, below.

 

3. Sarah Gardner: Born about 1655 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts or on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 19 December/October 1729.  Married Eleazor Folger (b. abt 1650), son of Peter Folger, in 1671 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts and had the following children:

 

a. Eleazer Folger, Jr.: Born 1672.  Died 1753.  Married Mary Marshall and had the following children:

 

(1. Gideon Folger.

 

(2. Urian Folger.

 

(3. Eliphaz Folger.

 

(4. Charles Folger.

 

(5. Deborah Folger.

 

(6. Bethiah Folger.

 

(7. Ruth Folger.

 

(8. Frederick Folger.

 

(9. Stephen Folger.

 

(10. Margaret Folger.

 

(11. Sophia Folger.

 

(12. Peleg Folger.

 

(13. Mary Folger.

 

b. Peter Folger: Born 1674.  Died 1707.  Married Judith Coffin and had the following children:

 

(1. Kezia Folger.

 

(2. Daniel Folger.

 

(3. Anna Folger.

 

(4. Mary Folger.

 

c. Daniel Folger: Born 1675.  Died 1676.

 

d. Elisha Folger: Born 1676.  Died 1677.

 

e. Sarah Folger: Born 1677.  Died 1732/33.  Married Anthony Oder.

 

f. Nathan Folber: Born 1678.  Died 1747.  Married Sarah Church.

 

g. Mary Folger: Born 1683/84.  Died 1720.  Married John Arthur.

 

4. Deborah Gardner: Born 12 October/December/February 1658 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts (or Salem, MA).  Died 2 April/February 1712 on Nantucket; interred there April 1712.  Married John Macy (b. 14 Jul 1655 at Salisbury, Essex Co., MA, d. there 14 Oct 1691), son of Thomas and Sarah (Hopcott) Macy, on 14 October 1674 on Nantucket and had the following children:

 

a. John Macy: Born 1675 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 28 November 1751.  Married Judith Worth (b. 22 Dec 1689 on Nantucket, d. there 8 Nov 1767), daughter of John and Miriam (Gardner) Worth, on 25 April 1707 on Nantucket.

 

b. Sarah Macy: Born 3 April 1677 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 18 March 1747/48; interred there.  Married John Barnard (b. 24 Feb 1669/70 on Nantucket), son of Nathaniel and Mary/Martha (?) Barnard, in 1697 on Nantucket and had the following children:

 

(1. Jemima Barnard: Born 14 September 1699.  Died 25 December 1779 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Elihu Coleman (b. abt 1697 on Nantucket), son of John and Priscilla (Starbuck) Coleman, on 6 October 1720 on Nantucket.

 

(2. Robert Barnard: Born 14 November 1702 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 10 July 1765; interred there.  Married Hepzibah Coffin (b. abt 1705 on Nantucket) on 1 June 1726 on Nantucket.

 

(3. Matthew Barnard: Born 7 September 1705 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 5 August 1788; interred there.  Married Mary Tibbets (b. 16 Nov 1707 on Dover Neck, Strafford, NH, d. 4 Apr 1785 on Nantucket; interred there), daughter of Ephraim and Rose (Austin) Tibbets, on 29 October 1726 on Nantucket and subsequently moved from the Island.

 

(4. Samuel Barnard: Born 3 July 1707 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 8 March 1772.

 

(5. Hannah Barnard: Born 7 July 1711 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died 1784-88.  Unmarried in 1748; perhaps never married.

 

c. Deborah Macy: Born 3 March 1678/79 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 16 August 1742.  Married Daniel Russell (b. abt 1675) on 3 November 1708 on Nantucket and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. John Russell: Married Ruth Starbuck.

 

(2. William Russell: Born about 1700.  Died 1782.

 

d. Bethia Macy: Born 8 April 1681 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died 1738.  Died there 6 June 1738.  Married (1st) Joseph Coffin (b. abt 1678 on Nantucket) about 1700 on Nantucket and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Miriam Coffin: Born 1717.  Married Joseph Coffin.

 

Bethia (Macy) Coffin married (2nd) John Renough (b. abt 1680).

 

e. Jabez Macy: Born 1683 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 6 August 1776.  Married Sarah Starbuck (b. abt 1686 on Nantucket) on 27 November 1712 on Nantuckket.

 

f. Mary Macy: Born 1685 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 27 June 1717.  Married Solomon Coleman (b. abt 1680) on 1 September 1711 on Nantucket.

 

g. Thomas Macy: Born 1687 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 20 March 1759.  Married Deborah Coffin (b. abt 1685 at Edgartown, MA, d. 23 Sep 1760), daughter of Lieutenant John and Deborah (Austin) Coffin, on 17 June 1708 on Nantucket.

 

h. Richard Macy: Born 22 September 1689 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 25 December 1779.  Married (1st), as her 2nd husband, (?), who had married (1st) Jonathan Bunker.  They had the following daughter:

 

(1. Judith Macy: Born about 1709 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

Richard Macy married (2nd) Deborah Pinkham (b. abt 1691 on Nantucket) on 8 November 1711 on Nantucket.  He married (3rd) Alice Paddack (b. abt 1700 on Nantucket) after 1711 on Nantucket.

 

5. James Gardner: Born 19 May 1664 (also seen: abt 1660 at Salem, MA) on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 1 April 1723.  Married (1st) Mary Starbuck (b. abt 1667 on Nantucket; 1st child b. to English parents there, d. there 1699) in 1685 on Nantucket and had the following children:

 

a. Elizabeth Gardner: Born about 1668 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Stephen Gorham (b. abt 1680 at Barnstable, MA), son of John Gorham of Barnstable, MA, on 25 December 1703 on Nantucket and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Mary Gorham: Born about 1702 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

b. Samuel Gardner: Born about 1688 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Patience Swain (b. abt 1685 on Nantucket) on 27 December 1710 on Nantucket and had the following children:

 

(1. Mary Gardner: Born 26 August 1713 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

(2. Hepzibah Gardner: Born 5 January 1717/18 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

(3. Hannah Gardner: Born 21 February 1719/20 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

(4. Jemima Gardner: Born about 1724 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

(5. Daniel Gardner: Born 17 November 1727 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

c. Jethro Gardner: Born about 1690 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 7 March 1733/34.  Married Keziah Folger (b. abt 1698 on Nantucket), son of Peter and Judith (Coffin) Folger, in January 1715/16 on Nantucket.

 

d. Jonathan Gardner: Born 12 July 1696 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 3 July 1777.  Married Patience Bunker (b. abt 1700 on Nantucket), daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (?) Bunker, on 14 August 1723 on Nantucket.

 

e. Barnabas Gardner: Born about 1700 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 14 September 1768.  Married (1st) Mary Wheeler (b. abt 1700 at Boston, MA) on 11 December 1718 in Massachusetts.  Married (2nd) Mary (?) (b. abt 1700 on Nantucket) about 1722 on Nantucket and had the following son:

 

(1. Jonathan Gardner: Born about 1725 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

James Gardner married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, his cousin, Rachel (Gardner) Brown (b. 3 Aug 1661 at Salem, MA), daughter of John (b. 1624 at Salem, MA) and Priscilla (Grafton) Gardner (b. abt 1634 in MA) and presumed widow of John Brown (b. abt 1658 in MA), after 1699 on Nantucket and had the following children:

 

f. James Gardner, Jr.: Born about 1702 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

g. Mehitable Gardner: Born about 1704 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

James Gardner married (3rd) widow Patience (Folger) Harker (d. 1717/18), daughter of Ebenezer and Patience (Folger) Harker and widow of Ebenezer Harker (b. abt 1667 in MA), between 1702 and 1720 on Nantucket.  Apparently no children.

 

James Gardner married (4th), as her 2nd husband, Mary (Coffin) Pinkham (b. abt 1690 on Nantucket), presumed widow of Richard Pinkham (b. abt 1690 on Nantucket), between 1705 and 1722 on Nantucket.  Apparently no children.

 

6. Damaris Gardner: Born 21 November 1662 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 1662.

 

7. Miriam Gardner: Born 14 July 1665 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 1702.  Married John Worth (b. abt 1664 in MA), son of William and Sarah (Macy) Worth, on 22 September 1684 on Nantucket and had the following children:

 

a. Jonathan Worth: Born 31 October 1685 (perhaps) on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died 1 February 1731/32 at Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; interred 1732 on Nantucket.  Married, as her 1st husband, Mary Hussey (b. 24 Mar 1688-90 on Nantucket, d. there 8 Jan 1771; interred there), daughter of Stephen (b. 8 Jun 1632 at Lynn, MA) and Martha (Bunker) Hussey (b. 28 Nov 1656 at Newburyport, MA), on 16 April 1707 on Nantucket and had the following children:

 

(1. Mary Worth: Born 1708 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

(2. Miriam Worth: Born about 1710.

 

(3. John Worth: Born about 1713.

 

(4. Christopher Worth: Born about 1715.

 

(5. Jonathan "Ezekial" Worth, Jr.: Born about 1717.

 

Mary (Hussey) Worth married (2nd) Ebenezer Barnard (b. 1683 on Nantucket) on 3 November 1723 on Nantucket and had the following children:

 

(6. Stephen Barnard: Born 14 June 1723 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

(7. William Barnard: Born 23 September 1724 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

(8. Jemima Barnard: Born 19 January 1725/26 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

(9. Lydia Barnard: Born 2 December 1730 in Massachusetts.

 

(10. Martha Barnard: Born 18 February 1732/33 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

b. Nathaniel Worth: Born 8 September 1687 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died 1746 at Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

 

c. Judith Worth: Born 22 December 1689 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 8 November 1767; interred there.  Married John Macy, Jr. (b. 1675 on Nantucket, d. there 28 Nov 1751; interred there), son of John (b. 14 Jul 1655 at Salisbury, Essex Co., MA) and Deborah (Gardner) Macy (b. 12 Oct 1658 on Nantucket), on 25 April 1707 on Nantucket.

 

d. John Worth: Born about 1691 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died 11 February 1731/32 at Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts.  Married Sarah Mayhew (b. 1691 on Martha's Vineyard) about 1710 and had the following children:

 

(1. Thomas Worth: Born 1711 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

 

(2. Jethro Worth: Born 1713.

 

(3. Benjamin Worth: Born 1715 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

 

e. Richard Worth: Born 27 July 1692 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died 15 July 1743.  Married Sarah Hoag (b. 3 Aug 1708 on Nantucket), daughter of Joseph (b. 10 Jan 1676/77 on Nantucket) and Sarah (Goodwin) Hoag (b. 9 Jun 1688 on Nantucket), on 20 July 1729 on Nantucket.

 

f. William Worth: Born 27 November 1694 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 16 October 1780; interred there.  Married Mary Butler (b. 1693 at Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard Island, MA), daughter of Thomas (b. 1664 at Edgartown) and Jemina (Doggett) Butler (b. 1666), on 24 October 1717.

 

g. Joseph Worth: Born about 1696.  Died 1790.

 

h. Mary Worth: Born about 1698.

 

8. Nathaniel Gardner: Twin.  Born 16 November 1669 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts (also seen: b. Salem, MA).  Died 1713 in England.  Married Abigail Coffin (b. abt 1665 on Nantucket, d. there 15 Mar 1708/09), daughter of James and Mary (Severance) Coffin, in 1685 on Nantucket and had the following children:

 

a. Hannah Gardner: Born 6 May 1686 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 25 March 1773.  Married Jabez Bunker (b. 7 Nov 1678 on Nantucket), son of William (b. 4 Dec 1648 at Tingrith, Bedford, England) and Mary (Macy) Bunker (b. 4 Dec 1648 at Salisbury, Essex Co., MA) on 19 November 1706 on Nantucket.

 

b. Ebenezer Gardner: Born 27 August/October 1688 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. Died there 16 April 1763.  Married (1st) Eunice Coffin (b. abt 1690 on Nantucket), daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (?) Coffin, on 29 December/1 September 1709 at Nantucket and had the following children:

 

(1. Tristram Gardner: Born 1712.  Married Deborah Coffin and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Eunice Gardner: Died 13 July 1827.  Married Timothy Coffin.

 

(2. Abigail Gardner: Born 11 February 1714/15.  Married Peter Jenkins and had the following children:

 

(a. Jemima Jenkins: Born 24 August 1732.

 

(b. Matthew Jenkins: Born 2 September 1734.  Married Lydia Macy.

 

(c. Eunice Jenkins: Born 20 September 1736.

 

(d. Tristram Jenkins: Born 31 May 1745.  Died 24 September 1829, age 84.

 

(e. William Jenkins: Born 2 March 1748/49.

 

(3. Uriah Gardner: Born 2 February 1716/17.  Married Ruth Bunker.

 

Ebenezer married (2nd) Judith Coffin (b. abt 1690 on Nantucket), daughter of John and Hope (Gardner) Coffin, on 23 February 1718/1719 on Nantucket and had the following children:

 

(4. Joseph Gardner: Born 17 January 1726/27.

 

(5. Samuel Gardner.

 

(6. Anna Gardner: Born 16 January 1720/21.

 

(7. Susanna Gardner: Born 16 December 1730.

 

(8. Ebenezer Gardner, Jr.: Born 2 December 1732 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Died 2 January 1788, age 55.  Married Ruth Beard, daughter of John and Deborah (Pease) Beard, and had the following children:

 

(a. Sylvanus Gardner: Born 8 September 1754 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Married Anna Folger.

 

(b. Ebenezer Gardner, III: Born 29 September 1764 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Married Rachael Jackson, daughter of Timothy and Hepzibath (Coffin) Jackson, on 18 July 1795 and had the following son:

 

(1) Ebenezer Gardner, IV: Born 11 August 1796 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Married Mary H. Hussey, daughter of Latham and Anna (Chase) Hussey, and had the following son:

 

(a) Francis C. Gardner: Born 26 September 1826.  Married Elizabeth A. Ray, daughter of Obed and Anna (Joy) Ray, on 12 October 1852 at Nantucket and had the following son:

 

[1. Walter H. Gardner: Born 20 September 1856 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Married Julia A. Congdon, daughter of James And Julia A. (Harrington) Congdon, on 20 December 1879 and had the following son:

 

[a. Richard Gardner: Born about 1883 at Brockton, Massachusetts.  Married Emma Blanche Tougas, daughter of Teorge I and Caroline (Teabault) Tougas, on 6 September 1902 at Brocton and had the following son:

 

[1] Loyd Ames Gardner: Born 16 August 1907 at Brockton, Massachusetts.  Married Margaret Cecelia Dovyak, daughter of Louis C. and Helen (Filo) Dovyak, on 9 July 1928 at St. Peter’s Church, Westfield, Massachusetts.

 

(9. Judith Gardner: Born 31 March 1735.

 

c. Peleg Gardner: Born 22 May 1691 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 19 January 1771, age 79 (also seen: d. before 20 Feb 1718/19).  Married, as her 1st husband, Hephzibah Gardner (b. abt 1694 on Nantucket), daughter of George and Eunice (Starbuck) Gardner, on 23 July 1714 on Nantucket.

 

Hephzibah (Gardner) Gardner married (2nd) William Gardner (b. abt 1694 on Nantucket) on 20 February 1718/19 on Nantucket.

 

d. Judith Gardner: Born 28 August 1693 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 17 September 1765, age 72.  Moved off Nantucket in 1773.  Married Benjamin Barnard, son of Nathaniel and Mary/Martha (?) Barnard, on 3/11 November 1711 on Nantucket and had the following children:

 

(1. Timothy Barnard: Born 3 August 1712 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Perhaps died 26 April 1749; lost at sea in West Indies.  Will dated May 1743 and probated 9 September 1748 mentioned wife, Mary and 5 surviving children.  Married Mary Bunker and had 6 children.

 

(2. Abigail Barnard: Born 12 May 1714 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Robert Macy (b. 20 Nov 1710 on Nantucket), son of Thomas and Deborah (Coffin) Macy, on 3 January 1730/31 on Nantucket.

 

(3. Ruth Barnard: Born 2 July 1717 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Peter Clark (b. abt 1713 on Nantucket), son of Thomas and Mary (?) Clark of Nantucket, on 30 November 1734 on Nantucket.

 

(4. Francis Barnard: Born 6 August 1718 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 20 April 1800; interred there.  Married Elizabeth Macy (b. 9 Jun 1722 on Nantucket), daughter of Thomas and Deborah (Coffin) Macy, on 14 November 1741 on Nantucket.

 

(5. John Barnard: Born November 1720 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Mary Ellis (b. abt 1723 on Nantucket) on 20 July 1744 on Nantucket.

 

(6. Abishai Barnard: Born 2 December 1722 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there November 1790; interred there.  Married Hannah Coffin (b. abt 1725 on Nantucket), daughter of Peter and Hope (Macy) Coffin, on 15 October 1743 on Nantucket.

 

(7. Nathaniel Barnard: Born 1727 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

(8. Mary Barnard: Born 18 August 1729 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Christopher Starbuck (b. abt 1725 on Nantucket), son of Tristam and Deborah (?) Starbuck, on 12 October 1751 on Nantucket.

 

(9. Child: Born about 1731 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

e. Margaret Gardner: Born 28 November 1695 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 16/17 May 1727, age 31, probably from complications of child birth; interred there.  Married Johathan Folger (b. abt 1690 on Nantucket), son of John and Mary (Barnard) Folger, on 17 November 1716 on Nantucket and had the following children:

 

(1. Ruth Folger: Born 10 April 1718.

 

(2. Dinah Folger: Born 24 April 1720.

 

(3. Reuben Folger: Born 10 June 1722 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Dinah (?) (b. abt 1723 on Nantucket) about 1743 on Nantucket.

 

(4. Abigail Folger: Born 27 May 1724.

 

(5. Jonathan Folger: Born 7 May 1727 in Massachusetts; his mother died 10 days after his birth.  Died 28 April 1812 in Massachusetts; interred 1812 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

f. Nathaniel Gardner: Born 14 October 1697 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there May 1727, age 29.  Married Mary Folger (b. abt 1700 on Nantucket), daughter of Peter and Judith (Coffin) Folger, on 15 July 1725 on Nantucket.

 

g. Andrew Gardner: Born 26 October 1699 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 2 March 1782, age 82.  Married Mary Gorham (b. abt 1702 on Nantucket), daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth (Gardner) Gorham, on 1 July 1721 on Nantucket.

 

h. Abel Gardner: Born 6 June 1702 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 11 September 1771, age 69.  Married Priscilla Coffin (b. abt 1705 on Nantucket), daughter of James and Ruth (Gardner) Coffin, on 18 September 1723 on Nantucket.

 

i. Susannah Gardner: Born 4 June 1706 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there June 1781.  Married James Gardner, Jr. (b. abt 1702 on Nantucket), son of James and Rachel (?) Gardner, on 1 September 1724 on Nantucket.

 

9. Hope Gardner: Twin.  Born 16 November 1669 at Salem, Massachusetts (also seen: b. Nantucket, MA).  Died 1 July 1747, age 77 (also seen: d. 10 Dec/12 Oct 1750 on Nantucket).  Married John Coffin, son of James Coffin, in 1692 at Salem, Massachusetts and had the following children:

 

a. Judith Coffin: Born about 1690 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 24 December 1788.  Married, as his 1st wife, Ebenezer Gardner (b. 27 Aug 1688 on Nantucket), son of Nathaniel and Abigail (Coffin) Gardner, on 23 February 1718/19/09 on Nantucket and had the following children:

 

(1. Francis Gardner.

 

(2. Joseph Gardner.

 

(3. Samuel Gardner.

 

(4. Anna Gardner.

 

(5. Susanna Gardner.

 

(6. Ebenezer Gardner.

 

(7. Judith Gardner.

 

Ebenezer Gardner married (2nd) Judith Coffin (b. abt 1690 on Nantucket), daughter of John and Hope (?) Gardner, after 1710 on Nantucket.

 

b. Richard Coffin: Born 1694.  Died 1768.  Married Ruth Bunker.

 

c. Peleg Coffin: Born 1696.  Died 1747.

 

d. Elias Coffin: Born 1702.  Died 1773.

 

e. Francis Coffin: Born 1706.  Died 1735.

 

f. Abigail Coffin: Born 1708.  Died 1770.

 

10. Mary Gardner: Born 1670.  Died 1767.  Married Jethro Coffin and had the following children:

 

a. Robert Coffin: Born 1704.  Died 1757.

 

b. Margaret Coffin.

 

c. Priscilla Coffin.

 

d. John Coffin.

 

e. Josiah Coffin.

 

f. Abigail Coffin.

 

g. Peter Coffin.

 

h. Edward Coffin.

 

11. Miriam Gardner: Born 14 July 1671.  Died 1702.

 

12. Love Gardner: Born 2 May 1672 on Nantucket Island or at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died 1691.  Married, as his 1st wife, James Coffin, Jr. (b. abt 1668 on Nantucket), son of James and Mary (Severance) Coffin, on 19 March 1691 on Nantucket or at Salem, Massachusetts.  Following Love's death, James Coffin, Jr. married (2nd) Ruth Gardner (b. 26 Jan 1675/76 on Nantucket), daughter of John and Priscilla (Grafton) Gardner, on 19 March 1691/92 on Nantucket and had the following daughter:

 

a. Priscilla Coffin: Born about 1705 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Abel Gardner (b. 6 Jun 1702 on Nantucket) on 18 September 1723 on Nantucket.

 

10  Richard Gardner, Jr.

 

A.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 23 August/October 1653 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died 8 March 1727/28, age 73/74, at Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Perhaps had title "Captain."

 

B.  Wife: Mary Austin

 

Born 1655 at Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Starbuck) Austin.  Died 1 April/June 1721 (also seen: d. 8 Mar 1728) on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Richard Gardner (age 20) on 17 May/March 1673/74 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

C.  Children:

 

1. Patience Gardner: Born 29 June 1675.

 

2. Joseph Gardner: Born 8 May 1677 on Nantucket Island or at Salem, Massachusetts.  Died 29 July 1747 in Massachusetts.  Married Ruth Coffin (b. abt 1680 on Nantucket Island, MA), daughter of James and Mary (Severance) Coffin.

 

3. Solomon Gardner: Born 1 July 1680 on Nantucket Island or at Salem, Massachusetts.  Died 17 June 1760, age 79, on Nantucket (or at Salem), Massachusetts.  Married (1st) Jemima Coffin.  Married (2nd) Anna Coffin (b. abt 1683 on Nantucket), daughter of Stephen and Mary (Bunker) Coffin, about 1704 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts and had the following children:

 

a. Margaret Gardner: Married Sylvanus Baker Nickerson.

 

b. Paul Gardner: Born at Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Married Rachel Starbuck on 7 February 1754 at Nantucket.

 

c. Reuben Gardner: Born about 1705 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Died there on 18 November 1784.  Married Theodate Gorham.

 

d. Elizabeth Gardner: Born 1705 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.

 

e. Sarah Gardner: Born about 1710 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Died 1787.  Married David Joy on 20 December 1733 at Nantucket.

 

f. David Gardner: Born 1711 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.

 

g. Mary Gardner: Born 1716 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.

 

h. Stephen Gardner: Born 1718 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.

 

i. Solomon Gardner, Jr.: Born 1718 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Died 1764.  Married Mary Pollard in 1750.

 

j. Dinah Gardner: Born about 1720 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Died 13 June 1796 at New Garden, Gelford, North Carolina.  Married David Macy at Nantucket.

 

k. Richard Gardner: Born about 1726 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Married Sarah Macy in 1746 at Nantucket.

 

4. Benjamin Gardner: See generation 9, below.

 

5. Miriam Gardner: Born 14 September/July 1685 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 17/12 September 1750, age 65; interred there.  Married Samuel Coffin (b. 12 Dec 1680 on Nantucket, d. there 22 Feb 1764; interred there), son of Lieutenant John and Deborah (Austin) Coffin, in 1705 on Nantucket and had the following children:

 

a. Parnelle Coffin: Born 1706-07 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 26 October 1727; interred there.  Married Robert Coffin (b. abt 1706 on Nantucket) about 1726 on Nantucket.

 

b. John Coffin: Twin.  Born 4 June 1708 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 17 September 1750.  Married Keziah Folger (b. abt 1712 on Nantucket) on 4 December 1740 on Nantucket.

 

c. Deborah Coffin: Twin.  Born 4 June 1708 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died 9 August 1789.  Married Tristram Starbuck (b. abt 1704) on 10 December 1729 on Nantucket and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Deborah Starbuck: Married Job Coggeshall.

 

d. Sarah Coffin: Born about 1712 (also seen: b. 11 Apr 1715) on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 11 April 1750, exactly age 35.  Married Samuel Stanton (b. abt 1708 on Nantucket) on 14 December 1733 on Nantucket and had the following son:

 

(1. Samuel Stanton: Born 25 June 1737.  Died 27 February 1822, age 84.  Married Mary Marshall and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Hannah Stanton: Born 2 February 1791.  Died 13 July 1847, age 56.  Married Isaac Lamar and had the following son:

 

(1) Samuel Lamar: Born 14 May 1819.  Died 10 May 1860, age 40.  Married Judith Baldwin.

 

e. David Coffin: Born 25 October 1718 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 7 June 1804.  Married Ruth Coleman (b. abt 1722 on Nantucket) on 4 December 1741 on Nantucket.

 

f. Miriam Coffin: Born 29 September 1723 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Richard Pinkham (b. abt 1720 on Nantucket) on 13 November 1742 on Nantucket.

 

g. Mary Coffin: Born June 1724 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died 28 October 1777 in (perhaps) Virginia or North Carolina.  Married William Barnard (b. 23 Sep 1724 on Nantucket) on 5 November/11 May 1743 and had the following children:

 

(1. Tristam Barnard: Born March 1742/43 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died 1782 in Virginia.  Moved 23 September 1773, with wife, 2 children, and 3 siblings, to Guilford County, North Carolina.

 

(2. Miriam Barnard: Born about 1748 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Tristam Macy (b. 26 Feb 1744/45 on Nantucket) on 31 October 1765 on Nantucket and subsequently moved to North Carolina.  Miriam and Tristam had the following daughter:

 

(a. Lydia Macy: Born 24 December 1776 (also seen: b. 27 Mar 1777) in Randolph or Guilford Counties, North Carolina.

 

(3. Lydia Barnard: Born about 1750 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Moved off the Island with her siblings on 23 September 1773.

 

(4. Paul Barnard: Born about 1752 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died ; lost at sea.  Married Phebe Macy (b. abt 1753) on 9 July 1778 on Nantucket.

 

(5. Eunice Barnard: Born about 1754 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Moved off the Island on 24 April 1780. 

 

(6. Obed Barnard: Born 21 August 1759 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died 17 March 1842 at Centerville, Wayne County, Indiana.  Married (1st) Elizabeth Coffin (b. abt 1760 on Nantucket) on 21 April 1785 in Guilford County, North Carolina.  Married (2nd) Margaret Harlin (b. abt 1780) on 2 January 1810 in Guilford County, North Carolina.

 

(7. Mary Barnard: Born about 1760 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Moved off the Island with her siblings on 25 October 1773.  Married Aaron Coffin (b. abt 1760 on Nantucket) on 15 January 1783 in Surry County, North Carolina.

 

(8. Phebe Barnard: Born 28 December 1763 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Gilbert Coffin (b. abt 1754 on Nantucket) on 30 November 1780 on Nantucket.

 

h. Libni Coffin: Born about 1728 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 6 February 1731/31.

 

i. Priscilla Coffin: Born 21 December 1730 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 2 February 1801.  Married Christopher Coleman (b. abt 1726 on Nantucket) on 5 November 1743 on Nantucket.

 

j. William Coffin: Born 11 April 1720 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died 11 October 1803 in Guilford County, North Carolina.  Married Priscilla Paddock (b. 18 Jul 1722 on Nantucket) and had the following children:

 

(1. Deborah Coffin.

 

(2. Libni Coffin.

 

(3. William Coffin.

 

(4. Samuel Coffin.

 

(5. Barnabus Coffin.

 

(6. Matthew Coffin.

 

(7. Bethuel Coffin.

 

(8. Priscilla Coffin #1.

 

(9. Abijah Coffin.

 

(10. Levi Coffin.

 

(11. Priscilla Coffin #2.

 

6. Lydia Gardner: Born 16 June/August 1687 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 18 April 1788.  Married John Coffin (b. abt 1684 on Nantucket), son of Jethro and Mary (?) Coffin of Nantucket, about 1707 on Nantucket.

 

7. Peter Gardner: Born 1688/90 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 28 May 1767.  Married Elizabeth Coffin (b. abt 1693 on Nantucket, d. there), daughter of Enoch and Beulah (?) Coffin of Nantucket, about 1712 on Nantucket.

 

8. Richard Gardner, III: Born 1689 (also seen: b. abt 1696) on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died 27 February 1724/25.  Married Leah Folger (b. abt 1706 in MA), daughter of Nathan and Sarah (?) Folger of Nantucket, on 26 May 1724 on Nantucket.

 

9. William Gardner: Born about 1694 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died there 1739.  Married Hepzibah (Gardner) Gardner, daughter of George (b. abt 1663) and Eunice (Starbuck) Gardner (b. abt 1670) and widow of Peleg Gardner (b. 22 May 1691 and m. 23 July 1714 on Nantucket), on 20 February 1718/19 on Nantucket.

 

 9  Benjamin Gardner

 

A.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 20 July 1683 on Nantucket Island or at Salem, Massachusetts.  Died 28 January 1768, age 84 (also seen: d. 22 Jan 1764) on Nantucket Island or at Salem, Massachusetts.  Moved to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts in 1682.

 

B.  Wife: Hannah Coffin

 

Born about 1693 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, daughter of Lieutenant John (b. 30 Oct 1647 on Nantucket, d. 5 Jul 1711) and Deborah (Austin) Coffin (b. 1651 on Nantucket, d. 4 Feb 1718).  Died 28 January 1768.  Married Benjamin Gardner about 1705 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

C.  Children:

 

1. Benjamin Gardner, Jr.: Moved to Maine.  Married (1st) (?) of Martha's Vineyard.  Married (2nd) Ruth Mayhew and had the following children:

 

a. Mary Gardner: Married Caleb Stewart.

 

b. Benjamin Gardner, III.

 

c. Abdial Gardner.

 

d. Sabrina Gardner.

 

e. Bethania Gardner.

 

2. Rebecca Gardner: Married Benjamin Russell, son of Daniel and Deborah (Macy) Russell, in 1735 and had the following children:

 

a. Benjamin Russell, Jr.

 

b. Deborah Russell.

 

c. Eunice Russell: Died 1771.

 

d. Lydia Russell: Died 7 July 1809.

 

e. Owen Russell.

 

f. Richard Russell.

 

g. Robert Russell: Died 17 may 1775.  Married Jemima Coffin.

 

h. Tristram Russell.

 

i. Nathaniel Russell: Born 26 September 1742.  Died 17 May 1821.

 

3. Logan Gardner: See generation 8, below.

 

4. David Gardner: (perhaps) Born about 1708 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Died there 28 September 1798, age 90.  At age 25 married Mary Gardner (b. 26 Oct 1713) on 15 November 1733 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

5. Lydia Gardner.

 

6. Robert Gardner: Born 1708.  Died 13 July 1797.  Married (1st) Jedida Folger (b. 22 May 1711, d. 20/02 Oct 1757), daughter of Jethro and Mary (Starbuck) Folger, on 16 January 1729/30 and had the following children:

 

a. Abishai Gardner: Born 26/25 May 1731.  Died 17 September 1770.

 

b. Lydia Gardner: Born 17 November/6 August 1732.  Died 1 January 1811.  Married John Folger (b. 30 Jul 1733, d. 12 Jul 1815).

 

c. Anna Gardner: Born 24 September/25 July 1734.  Died 18 September 1817.

 

d. Rebecca Gardner: Born 17 August/7 June 1736.  Died 28 June 1806.  Married (1st) Richard Chadwick on 10 January 1760.  Married (2nd) Benjamin Paddack (b. 27 Nov 1734, d. 8 Nov 1815). 

 

e. Robert Gardner, Jr.: Born 20 August 1738.  Died 14 February 1819.

 

f. Jethro Gardner: Born 19 July 1740.  Died 1814.  Married Love Gardner (b. 7 Mar 1741/42) on 28 January 1762.

 

g. Prince Gardner: Born 21 December 1743.  Died 19 April 1816.

 

h. Eunice Gardner: Born 11 August 1744.  Died 23 February 1808/09.

 

i. Christopher Gardner: Born 24 June 1746.  Died 1814.  Married (1st) Eunice Coleman on 31 December 1767.  Married (2nd) Anna Barnard on 9 November 1775.

 

j. Jedidah Gardner #1: Born 27 October 1748.  Died before 1753.

 

k. Miriam Gardner: Born 25 August 1750.

 

l. Jedidah Gardner #2: Born 10 February 1753.

 

m. Elisabeth Gardner: Born 10 January 1756.  Died 15 August 1784.

 

Robert Gardner married (2nd) Jedida (Coffin) Hussey (b. 4 Dec 1715, d. 11 Sep 1799), daughter of Joseph and Bethiah (Macy) Coffin and widow of John Hussey.

 

8   Logan Gardner

 

A.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1712 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Died in Maine; drowned in the Shoals.  Moved from Massachusetts to Maine.

 

B.  Wife: Hannah Butler

 

Born .  Died .  Married Logan Gardner on 15 November 1733.

 

C.  Children:

 

1. Sylvanus Gardner: See generation 7, below.

 

2. Obadiah Gardner: Died 1772; lost from a boat in Vineyard Sound, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts.  Married Martha Folger (b. 25 Mar 1737 on Nantucket Island, d. there 30 Jun 1781, age 44), daughter of Richard and Sarah (Pease) Folger, and had the following children:

 

a. Saloma Gardner: Died 16 April 1791.  Married (1st) Uriah Pinkham (b. 28 Sep 1776, d. 26 Feb 1815) before 1787 and had the following children:

 

(1. Reuben G. Pinkham: Born 10 May 1787.  Died 7 December 1856.

 

(2. Sally Pinkham: Born 7 November 1788.

 

b. Elisabeth Gardner: Died single in September 1794.

 

7   Sylvanus Gardner

 

A. Biographical notes:

  

Born July 1739 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died October 1830 at Chatham, Columbia County, New York.  Was a Quaker.  Moved from Massachusetts to Maine in 1776.  Moved from Maine to Dutchess County, New York, and then to Columbia County, New York.  Transfer of Sylvanus, Anna, and their children (Mary, Hannah, Sarah, Elijah, and Benjamin) from Nine Partners to the Hudson Monthly Meeting occurred at the 16 March 1796 Nine Partners meeting.  By 1820 some members of this family had moved to Otsego County, New York.

 

1800 US Census: Sylvanus was heading a household in Chatham Township, Columbia County, New York.  The household included 1 male age 10 to 16; 1 male age 26 to 45; 1 male above age 45; 1 female age 16 to 26; 1 female age 26 to 45; and 1 female above age 45.

 

B. Wife: Anna Gardner

 

Born 5 October 1740 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts; daughter of David (also a descendant of Thomas Gardner of Salem, Essex Co., MA) and Mary (?) Gardner.  Died in New York State.  Married Sylvanus Gardner on 3 February/March 1763 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

C. Children: (order uncertain)

 

1. David Gardner: Born about 1764 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Mary Wood.

 

2. Elijah Gardner #1: Born about 1766 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died young.

 

3. Ezra Gardner: Born about 1768 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Married Lydia Coleman (b. 4 Dec 1763), daughter of Elihu and Elisabeth (Macy) Coleman, on 27 December 1787 at the Nine Partners Monthly Meeting (of Quakers), Dutchess County, New York.  Ezra moved from Nine Partners to Creek on 16 Apr 1788.  Lydia followed Ezra to Creek on 16 May 1788.  Perhaps subsequently moved to Crum Elbow.  Ezra and Lydia had the following children:

 

a. Judith Gardner.

 

b. Solomon Gardner.

 

c. Daniel Gardner.

 

4. Hannah “Annie” Gardner: Born about 1775/70 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died about 1824, age 75 in Wayne County, Indiana.  Married Daniel Goldsmith, Jr. (b. 1772 in NYS, d. abt 1853, age 81, in Randolph Co., IN), son of Daniel and Susannah (Lyon) Goldsmith, on 1 January 1801 at New Britain/Hudson, Columbia County, New York and had the following children:

 

a. Eleanor “Ellen” Goldsmith: Born 26 January 1802 in Albany County, New York (birth record at Coeyman Monthly Meeting, Green Co., NY).  Died 4 March 1897 at Science Hill, Pulaski County, Kentucky.  Married Benjamin Bond (b. 15 Nov 1797 in Surry Co., NC, d. 12 Jan 1875 in Labette Co., KS) on 18 March 1828 in Wayne County, Indiana.

 

b. Benjamin Goldsmith: Born 7 February 1804 in Green/Albany County, New York (birth record at Coeyman Monthly Meeting, Green Co., NY).  Died about 1824 in Wayne County, Indiana.

 

c. Anna Goldsmith: Born 8 June 1806 in Green/Albany County, New York (birth record at Coeyman Monthly Meeting, Green Co., NY).

 

d. Joseph Goldsmith: Born 13 August 1810 in Green/Albany County, New York (birth record at Coeyman Monthly Meeting, Green Co., NY).  Died 22 January 1901 at Champlin, Hennepin County, Minnesota.  Employed as a wagon maker.  Resided in Hudson, Wisconsin, then moved to Champlin, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 

e. Thomas Gardner Goldsmith “Gardner”: Born 16 November 1812 in Albany County, New York (birth record at Coeyman Monthly Meeting, Green Co., NY).  Died 30 September 1889 in Fall Creek Township, Hamilton County, Indiana.  Married Sarah Jane McNutt (b. 25 Feb 1820 in IN, d. 24 Feb 1902 at Fortville, Hancock Co., IN), daughter of James and Sara (Mom) McNutt, on 7 June 1838 in Fall Creek Township, Hamilton County, Indiana.

 

f. Mary Goldsmith: Born about 1806 in Albany County, New York.  Died before 1820/about 1824 in Wayne County, Indiana.

 

5. Ira Gardner: Born about 1772 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

 

6. Mary Gardner: Born about 1774.  Married Jedidiah Irish/Jonathan Trish; no children.

 

7. Sarah Gardner: Born about 1776.  Married Henry Tripp on 4 November 1802 at New Britain/Hudson, Columbia County, New York and had the following children:

 

a. Hannah Tripp.

 

b. Nathan Tripp.

 

c. Israel Tripp.

 

d. Anna Tripp.

 

8. Benjamin Gardner: Born about 1778.  Married Polly Nobles on 14 April 1805 and had the following children:

 

a. Benjamin F. Gardner: Born about 1806.

 

b. Edward A. Gardner: Born about 1808.

 

c. Eunice Gardner: Born about 1810.

 

d. Mary Ann Gardner: Born about 1812.

 

e. Phebe Gardner: Born about 1814.

 

9. Sylvanus Gardner, Jr.: See generation 6, below.

 

10. Tram Gardner: Married Abby Wood.

 

11. Elijah Gardner #2: Born about September 1780.  Died 22 November 1829 at Chatham, Columbia County, New York.  Married Mary Phillopes and had the following children:

 

a. George G. Gardner: (perhaps this George, since Elijah did have a son named George): Born about 1804.  Was age 86 in 1890.  Employed as a farmer near Sterlingville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York (Child (Child's Business Directory described as age 84, retired farmer of 170 acres).

 

1830 US Census: There was a George Gardner in Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1840 US Census: George, age 30 to 40, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included 1 male age 5 to 10 (probably Alexander); 1 female age 15 to 20 (perhaps Lydia); and 1 female age 20 to 30 (probably wife, Mary).

 

1850 US Census: George (age 46) was heading a farming household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $4,000.  Other members of the household included Gilson Gardner (age 19); Alexander Gardner (age 18); George P. Armstrong (age 14, "blacked"); Mary Gardner (age 39); Eliza Gardner (age 10); and Lydia Valentino (age 20).  All were born in New York State.

 

1860 US Census: George G. Gardner (age 56, b. MA) and his wife, Maria (age 49, b. NYS) was living in the household of their son, Albert Gardner, in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Eliza Gardner (age 19); Lydia Valentine (age 32) (perhaps a widowed or divorced dau?); and John Powell (age 18, employed as a farmhand).

 

1870 US Census: George, age 66 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township.  The household also included his wife, Maria Gardner (age 59); and Lydia Valentine (age 43, employed as a housekeeper).  All were born in New York State.

 

Of interest, George, age 66 and employed as a farmer, and his wife, Maria (age 59), were also enumerated in the household of Henry Wilson (age 57 and employed as a farmer) in LeRay Township.  Henry’s household also included his wife, Mary June Wilson (age 38); daughter, Mary Agnes Wilson (age 14, perhaps twin); daughter, Sarah Wilson (age 14, perhaps twin); and son, George Arthur Wilson (age 9).  All were born in New York State.

 

1880 US Census: George, age 76 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household next to Sylvanus Gardner in LeRay Township.  The household also included Lyda Gardner (age 66). Both, and their parents, were born in New York State.

 

George G. Gardner married Maria “Mary” (?) (b. abt 1814) and had the following children:

 

(1. Daughter (perhaps): A Lydia Valentino (perhaps a widowed or divorced daughter) resided with the family for many years.

 

(2. Alexander “Alex” P. Gardner: Born about 1832.  Died 1904, age 72 years, 7 months; interred Sheepfold Cemetery, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1870 US Census: Alexander, age 38 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Fanny A. Gardner (age 32); son, Harvey Gardner (age 14); and Eliza Smith (age 62, employed as a house keeper).

 

1880 US Census: Alex, age 48 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township.  The household also included his wife, Fannie Gardner (age 45); daughter, Eliza Gardner (age 10); Eliza Smith (age 69); and John Doyle (age 23, employed as farm laborer).  All were born in New York State.

 

Alexander Gardner married Fanny/Fannie A. (Smith?) (b. abt 1835/38, d. 1887, age 50; interred Sheepfold Cem.) and had the following children:

 

(a. Harvey Gardner: Born about 1856.

 

(b. Eliza Gardner: Born about 1870.

 

(3. George Gardner: (perhaps) Married Eliza R. (?) (b. abt 1834, d. 1871, age 37 yrs, 11 mo., 12 days; interred Sheepfold Cem.).

 

(4. Albert Gardner: Born about 1838.

 

(5. Eliza M. Gardner: Born about 1840/41.  Died 1867, age 26 years, 10 months; interred Sheepfold Cemetery.

 

b. Gulielma/Juliaelma M. Gardner: Born 6 March 1807 in Columbia County, New York.  Died 28 July 1878, age 71 years, 1 month, 24 days.  About 1827 married, as his 2nd wife, her 1st cousin, Joel Gardner, generation 5, below.

 

c. Sylvanus Gardner: Born about 1818 in New York.  In 1855 resided in the household headed by his brother, Oliver Gardner, in Whitestown Township, Oneida County, New York.

 

d. Oliver G. Gardner: (photos)

 

Gardner, Oliver G. taken by Dunwick, Pulaski, N.Y.jpg

 

Born March 1833 (also seen: b. 1823) in New York.  In 1895 resided at Box 62, New Haven, Oswego County, New York, where he ran a sausage business.  Referred to someone named Deri, who died about 1896.

 

1850 US Census: Oliver Gardner, age 27 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Hudson Township, Walworth County, Wisconsin.  The household also included his wife, Louisa M. Gardner, age 26 (b. NYS).

 

1855 US Census: Oliver Gardner, age 32 (b. Columbia Co., NY) and employed in the Small Beer industry, was heading a household in Whitestown Township, Oneida County, New York.  He had resided 2 years in Whitestown Township.  The household also included his wife, Louisa M. Gardner, age 30 (b. Albany Co., NY), who had resided in Whitestown Township for 2 years; brother, Sylvanus Gardner, age 37 (b. Columbia Co., NY) and employed in the Small Beer industry, who had resided in Whitestown Township for 2 years; boarder, John M. Bell, age 23 (b. Albany Co., NY) and employed in the Small Beer industry, who had resided in Whitestown Township for 1 year; boarder, Perry Bell, age 12 (b. Albany Co., NY), who had resided in Whitestown Township for 1 year; and Maranda E. Yaw, age 16 (b. Madison Co., NY), who had resided in Whitestown Township for 1 year.

 

1860 US Census: Oliver Gardner, age 32 (b. NYS) and employed as a brewer, was heading a household in Whitestown Township (New York Mills Post Office), Oneida County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Geraldine Gardner, age 23 (b. NYS); daughter, Elma Gardner, age 3 (b. NYS); and L. Cadmus, age 40 (b. NYS).

 

1865 NYS Census: Oliver Gardner, age 42 (b. Columbia Co., NY) and employed as a pork packer, was heading a household in Whitestown Township, Oneida County, New York.  He had been married twice, and his residence was valued at $2,500.  The household also included his wife, Geraldine J. Gardner, age 28 (b. Oneida Co., NY), who had been married once and had had 4 children; daughter, Elma Gardner, age 8 (b. Oneida Co., NY); and son, Franklin Gardner, age 11 months (b. Oneida Co., NY).

 

1875 NYS Census: Oliver Gardner, age 53 (b. Columbia Co., NY) and employed as a pork packer, was heading a household in Whitestown Township, Oneida County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Geraldine Gardner, age 39 (b. Oneida Co., NY); daughter, Elma Gardner, age 18 (b. Oneida Co., NY) and single; and son, Frank Gardner, age 11 (b. Oneida Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: Olover Gardner, age 57 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a pork packer, was heading a household in Whitestown Township, Oneida County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Geraldine Gardner, age 43 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); son, Frank Gardner, age 16 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); servant, Anna Murphy, age 18 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and single; and laborer, Stephen Bailey, age 24 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and single.

 

1892 US Census: Oliver Gardner, age 69 (b. US) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in New Haven Township, Oswego County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Gerldine J. Gardner, age 56 (b. US).

 

1900 US Census: Oliver Gardner, age 77 (b. Mar 1833 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a landlord, resided with his wife of 42 years, Geraldine Gardner, age 64 (b. Oct 1835 in NYS; parents b. NYS), in the household headed by their son, Frank Gardner, age 35 (b. Jul 1864 in NYS) and employed as a lawyer, in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York (see below).

 

Oliver Gardner married Geraldine "G" J. Palmer (b. Oct 1835 in NYS, d. 18 Nov 1900, age 64, at Flatbush, Brooklyn, N.Y. from complications of (probably colon) cancer; interred Green-Wood Cem., Brooklyn), daughter of Joseph and Margaret (?) Palmer, and had the following son:

 

(1. Franklin "Frank" Gardner: Born July 1864 at New Haven, New York.  Employed as an attorney with office at 20th Avenue & 52nd Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Frank Gardner, age 35 (b. Jul 1864 in NYS; parents b.  NYS) and employed as a lawyer, was heading a household at C52a 10th Street in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York City, Kings County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 3 years, Harriet Gardner, age 28 (b. Nov 1871 in MA; father b. ME; mother b. MA), who had had 2 children, both still alive; son, Norman Gardner, age 11 (b. Nov 1888 in MA; father b. NYS; mother b. MA); son, Elmer Gardner, age 5 (b. Jul 1894 in NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. MA); father, Oliver Gardner, age 77 (b. Mar 1833 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a landlord, who had been married 42 years; and mother, Geraldine Gardner, age 64 (b. Oct 1835 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married 42 years and had had 4 children, 1 of whom was still alive.

 

1910 US Census: Frank Gardner, age 46 (b.  NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Ledyard Township, Cayuga County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 13 years, Hattie M. Gardner, age 38 (b. MA; father b. ME; mother b. MA), who had had 2 children, both still alive; and son, Elmer A. Gardner, age 15 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer on the home farm.

 

1930 US Census: Frank Gardner, age 66 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as Borough Tax Collector, was heading a household at 928 Bogert Road in Riverside Borough, Bergen County, New Jersey.  He married 1st at age 29, and his residence was valued at $10,000.  The household also included his wife, Hattie M. Gardner, age 58 (b. MA; father b. ME; mother b. MA), who married 1st at age 20; and mother-in-law, Addie M. Allen, age 79 (b. MA; father b. NH; mother b. MA) and widowed.

 

At age 32, while a resident of Brooklyn and employed as a lawyer, New York, Frank Gardner married, as her 2nd husband, Harriet "Hattie" M. Leonard (b. Boston, MA), age 25 and a resident of Boston, Massachusetts, daughter of Henry C. and Addie M. (Allen) Leonard, on 20 April 1897 at Boston, Massachusetts and had the following children:

 

(a. Norman Gardner: Born November 1888 in Massachusetts.

 

(b. Elmer Gardner: Born July 1894 in New York.

 

6   Sylvanus Gardner, Jr.

 

A. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1780 (also seen: b. 15 Dec 1768) on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Died New Garden, Guilford County, North Carolina.  Was a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) of Canaan Township, Columbia County, New York.  In 1808 moved to LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York and purchased from James D. Leray de Chaumont the property that became the original Gardner homestead in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1810 US Census: No record of Sylvanus Gardner found in Jefferson County, New York.  However, there was a Henry B. Gardner (1-1-5-2-0—0-1), a Johnathan Gardner (1-0-0-1-0—4-1), and a Simon Gardner (0-1-1-1-0—4-2).

 

1820 US Census: “Sylvinus” was heading a farming household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household included 2 males under age 10; 3 males ages 10 to 16; 2 males ages 16 to 26; 1 male age at least 45; 2 females under age 10; 1 female age 10 to 16; 1 female age 16 to 26; and 1 female age 26 to 45.  Of interest, enumerated adjacent to Charles Gardner.

 

1830 US Census: No record found.

 

B. Wife: Mary Finch

 

Born 17 August 1783 in Chatham Township, Columbia County, New York, daughter of Nehemiah and Millason/Milicent (Smith) Finch of Chatham Township Chatham County, New York, on 30 March 1797 in Hudson Township, Columbia County, New York.  Died 4 April 1840.  Had a brother, Jonathan Wood, who was a carpenter.  Married Sylvanus Gardner on 13/30 March 1797 at a Quaker meeting at New Britton/Britain/Hudson, Columbia County, New York.

 

1850 US Census: Mary Gardner (age 66 & b. NY) resided in the household of Samuel Child (age 67 & employed as a farmer, who was b. in PA).  Other members of that household included Rachael Child (age 48); Joseph Child (age 26); Lydia Child/Gardner (age 7); and Mary Ann Hewite (age 31).

 

1855 NYS Census: Samuel Child, age 71 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His log residence was valued at $150.  The household also included his wife, Rachel Child, age 52 (b. Rensselaer Co., NY); daughter, Lydia Child, age 11 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); mother-in-law, Mary Gardner, age 72 (b. Columbia Co., NY); and servant, Henry Chase, age 18 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1860 US Census: Mary Gardner, age 77, resided in the household headed by her son-in-law (wife of daughter, Rachel Gardner), Samuel Child, age 77 (b. PA) in LeRay Township (LeRaysville Post Office), Jefferson County, New York.

 

1865 NYS Census: Mary Gardner, age 82 and a widow, resided in the household of her daughter, Rachel Child (age 62, mother of 1 and a widow) in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Rachel's daughter, Lydia Child, age 22.

 

1870 US Census: Mary Gardner (age 87, retired) who resided in the household of Rachel Child (age 67) in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Lydia B. Child (age 26).  All were born in New York State.

 

C. Children: (order uncertain)

 

1. Charles Gardner: Born 30 April 1799 in Columbia County, New York.  Died 8 March 1865 in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  First son.

 

1820 US Census: Charles, age 16 to 26, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included 1 male under age 10 and 1 female age 16 to 26.  The household also included 1 slave.  Of interest, enumerated adjacent to Sylvinus Gardner.

 

1830 US Census: No record found.

 

1840 US Census: Charles, age 40 to 50, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included 1 male under age 5; 1 male age 5 to 10; 3 males age 10 to 15; 1 female under age 5; 1 female age 5 to 10; and 1 female age 40 to 50.

 

1850 US Census: Charles, age 51, was heading a farming household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $1,000.  Other members of his household included Susannah Gardner, age 52; Lydia Gardner, age 15; Mary Gardner, age 14; James Gardner, age 13; and Susannah Gardner, age 10.  All were born in New York State.

 

1855 NYS Census: Charles Gardner, age 56 (b. Columbia Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had resided in LeRay Township for 49 years.  The household also included his wife, Susanna Gardner, age 57 (b. Saratoga Co., NY), who had resided in LeRay Township for 37 years; daughter, Lydia W. Gardner, age 21 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Mary Gardner, age 19 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, James C. Gardner, age 17 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and daughter, Susanna Gardner, age 15 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).  The children had resided their entire lives in LeRay Township.

 

1860 US Census: Charles Gardner, age 61 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real property was valued at $360 and his personal property was valued at $300.  His household also included his wife, Susanna Gardner, age 62 (b. NYS).

 

1865 NYS Census: Susanna Gardner, age 64 (b. Madison Co., NY) and mother of 12, resided in the household headed by her son-in-law, John Sheldon, age 34 (b. CT) in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included John's wife, Susanna (Gardner) Sheldon, age 25 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1870 US Census: No record found for Susannah; not in the John Sheldon household.

 

1875 NYS Census: John Sheldon, age 45 (b. MA) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Susan Sheldon, age 35 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and boarder, Susanah Gardner, age 77 (b. Saratoga Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: Susanah Gardner, age 82 (b. NYS, as were her parents), was living in the household headed by her son-in-law, John Sheldon (age 40, b. CT, as were his parents), in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also include her daughter, Susan Sheldon (age 40); John’s nephew, Lester Sheldon (age 20, b. NYS, as were his parents); and John’s boarder, Eliza Phelps (age 85, b. PA, as were her parents).

 

Charles Gardner married Susannah Wood (b. 9 Jan 1798 in Saratoga Twp, Saratoga Co., NY), daughter of David and Rest (Macomber) Wood (and cousin of Matilda Wood), on 1 July 1819 and had the following children:

 

a. Hosea/Hosa Gardner: (perhaps) Born about 1817 in Dutchess/Columbia County, New York.  Relation to Charles and Susannah (Wood) Gardner based on the 1865 NYS Census record of Hosea's household, which included his "cousin," Elam B. Gardner, age 23, who was the son of William "Yankee" Thomas Gardner, younger brother of Charles Gardner (see Para. 7.g., below).  From 1840 to at least 1865 Hosea resided very close to Charles and other Gardner relatives in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Of course, Elam could be a more distant cousin of Hosea.

 

1840 US Census: Hosa, age 20 to 30, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included 1 female under age 5 and 1 female age 20 to 20.

 

1850 US Census: Hosea, age 32 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His personal property was valued at $120.  The household also included his wife, Lydia, age 30; daughter, Mary M. Gardner, age 11; daughter, Caroline Gardner, age 5; and daughter, Ann Jane Gardner, age 4 months.

 

1860 US Census: Hosea, age 43, b. NYS, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household (next to Sylvanus, Charles, and Lewis Gardner) in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $3,680, and his personal property was valued at $850.  The household also included his wife, Lydia Gardner, age 40 (b. England); daughter, Mary M. Gardner, age 20 (b. NYS); daughter, Caroline Gardner, age 14 (b. NYS); daughter, Ann Gardner, age 10 (b. NYS); and Isaac L. Gardner, age 16 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer (relation to Hosea unknown).

 

Note: Of possible interest, in 1850 an Isaac L. Gardner (b. abt 1843), son of Darin P. Gardner, resided in Hudson Township, Walworth County, Wisconsin.  In 1880 an Isaac L. Gardner, age 37 (b. abt 1843 in NYS) was heading a household in Hardin Township, Hardin County, Iowa, that included his sisters, Emma L. Gardner, age 40 (b. NYS) and Mary C. Gardner, age 34 (b. MI).

 

1865 NYS Census: Hosea/Hasen Gardner, age 48 (b. Dutchess Co., NY), was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lyia Gardner, age 45 (b. England) and mother of 4; daughter, Mary M. Gardner, age 26 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and never married; and cousin, Elom B. Gardner [Elam Brown Gardner, son of William "Yankee" Thomas Gardner (b. 1805 in Columbia Co., NY), who moved to Iowa], age 23 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and never married.

 

1870 US Census: Hosea, age 53 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township (Philadelphia Post Office), Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $4,900, and his personal property was valued at $1,000.  The household also included his wife, Lydia Gardner, age 50 (b. England); daughter, Ann Gardner, age 20 (b. NYS); granddaughter, Lydia Maria Taylor, age 5 (b. NYS); and Riley Beadle, age 20 (b. Canada) and employed as a farm hand.

 

1875 NYS Census: Hosea Gardner, age 58 (b. Columbia Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in New Haven Township, Oswego County, New York.  His residence was valued at $1,500.  The household also included his wife, Lydia Gardner, age 55 (b. England); daughter, Ann Gardner, age 25 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and single; adopted daughter, Mariah Taylor, age 10 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); Rufus Eunos, age 35 (b. Oswego Co., NY) and employed as a cooper; and his wife, Etta Eunos, age 26 (b. Oswego Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: Hosia Gardner, age 63 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in New Haven Township, Oswego County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lydia Gardner, age 60 (b. England); daughter, Ann E. Gardner, age 30 (b. NYS); and granddaughter, Lydia M. Taylor, age 15 (b. NYS).

 

Hosea Gardner married Lydia (?) (b. abt 1820 in Egnland) and had the following children:

 

(1. Mary M. Gardner: Born about 1840 in Jefferson County, New York. Last record found in 1865 when Mary was age 26 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and resided with her parents in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(2. Caroline Gardner: Born about 1846 in Jefferson County, New York.  No record found after 1865, when Caroline was married to Merritt Taylor in Jefferson County, New York.  Since Merritt was married in 1870 and Caroline did not reside with him, perhaps subsequently divorced.

 

1860 US Census: Mirrit Taylor, age 22 (birth location not recorded) was employed as a farm laborer in the household headed by Robert Miles in Philadelphia Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1865 NYS Census: Merrit Taylor, age 27 (b. Canada), with occupation not recorded, was heading a household in LeRay Townshp, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife, Caroline Taylor, age 20 (b. Jefferson co., NY), who had been married once and had had 1 child; and daughter, Lydia M. Taylor, age 7 months (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1870 US Census: Merrit Taylor, age 33 (b. Canada), married, and employed as a farm laborer, resided in the household headed by Henry Daily, age 66 (b. VT) in Ellisburg Township (Bellevile Post Office), Jefferson County, New York.

 

1875 NYS Census: Merritt Taylor, age 36 (b. Canada), with no occupation recorded, was heading a household in Pamelia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Amelia Taylor, age 36 (b. Saratoga Co., NY); and mother, Elisabeth Hubbs, age 66 (b. Saratoga Co., NY).

 

Caroline Gardner married Merrit Taylor (b. abt 1838 in Canada) and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Lydia Mariah/Maria Taylor: Born 1864.  Resided in Gardner grandparents' residence from at least 1870 to 1880, when they resided in New Haven Township, Oswego County, New York.

 

(3. Ann “Ami”/”Amy” E./Jane Gardner: Born about 1850/52 in Jefferson County, New York.  Last record found in 1880 when Ann E. Gardner, age 30 (b. NYS) and presumably single, resided with her parents in New Haven Township, Oswego County, New York.

 

1920 US Census: Amy, age 72 and widowed, was employed as a servant in the household of Tammy Stewart (age 85 (b. England, as were her parents), widowed, immigrated to America in 1836, naturalized in 1851) in Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

b. Seth Gardner: Born 11 March 1820 in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died there 1 April 1908.  Oldest of Charles’ children.  Was in Ohio, employed as a carpenter’s apprentice under the guidance of his uncle, Jonathan Wood, when he met and married (1st) Mary Ellen Dearer/Dever (b. abt 1824 in MD/OH).  Moved back to Jefferson County, New York with his family, where he was employed as a carpenter and built a number of barns.

          

1850 US Census: Seth Gardner, age 30 (b. NYS) and employed as a laborer, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary E. Gardner, age 25 (b. MD); daughter, Susanna Gardner, age 7 (b. OH); son, Addison Gardner, age 4 (b. NYS); and son, Jefferson Gardner, age 2 (b. NYS).

 

1855 NYS Census: Seth Gardner, age 35 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a carpenter-joiner, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary E. Gardner, age 29 (b. MD); daughter, Susannah H. Gardner, age 11 (b. OH); son, Adison Gardner, age 8 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Thomas J. Gardner, age 6 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Orin Gardner, age 3 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and son, Charles L. Gardner, age 2 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).  They all resided in LeRay Township for 1 year.

 

1860 US Census: Seth, age 40 and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary E. Gardner (age 36, b. MD); daughter, Susannah H. Gardner (age 16, b. OH); son, Addrian W. Gardner (age 13); son, Thomas J. Gardner (age 11); son, Orrin Gardner (age 9); son, Charles L. Gardner (age 7); son, Frederick D. Gardner (age 4); and son, Thurlow Gardner (age 1).  All but Mary and Susannah were born in New York State.

 

1865 NYS Census: Seth Gardner, age 44 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He owned 15 acres of improved and 35 acres of unimproved land.  The household also included his wife, Mary E. Gardner, age 38 (b. OH) and mother of 9; son, Addison Gardner, age 18 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), single, and employed as a farmer; son, Jefferson Gardner, age 15 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Orrin Gardner, age 14 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Charles E. Gardner, age 11 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Frederick Gardner, age 8 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Doctor L. Gardner, age 5 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1870 US Census: Seth Gardner, age 50 (b. NYS) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in LeRay Township (Philadelphia Post), Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $500, and his personal property was valued at $300.  The household also included his wife, Mary E. Gardner, age 46 (b. MD); son, Charles Gardner, age 16 (b. NYS); son, Frederick Gardner, age 14 (b. NYS); and Doctor F./T. Gardner, age 10 (b. NYS).

 

1875 NYS Census: Seth Gardener, age 55 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Croghan Township, Lewis County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary E. Gardener, age 51 (b. MD); son, Thurlow W. Gardener, age 16 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Henry Gardener, age 13 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); hired hand, John Foley, age 22 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), single, and employed as a woodsman; hired hand, Christopher Crowley, age 27 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a woodsman; and hired hand, George Farley, age 25 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a woodsman.

 

1880 US Census: Seth Gardner, age 59 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Croghan Township, Lewis County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary E. Gardner, age 56 (b. MD; parents b. MD).  Of interest, the households headed by his sons, Orin Gardner, age 28, and Jefferson Gardner, age 29, were enumerated immediately before him.

 

1900 US Census: Seth Gardiner, age 80 (b. Mar 1820 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as an intelligence officer, was heading a household at 8 Court Street (Boron Block) in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 16 years, Amelia/Pamelia? Gardiner, age 64 (b. Oct 1836 in NYS; father b. MA; mother b. VT), who had had 6 children, 5 of whom were still alive.

 

Seth and Mary Ellen (Dearer/Dever) Gardner had the following children: 

 

(1. Susannah “Susan” H. Gardner: Only daughter.  Born about 1843 in Ohio.

 

1865 NYS Census: Samuel Cooper, age 76 (b. Saratoga Co., NY), widowed, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His framed residence was valued at $600, and he had b.  The household also included his child, Amy Cooper, age 55 (b. Saratoga Co., NY); child, Almon Cooper, age 41 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer; child, Jarvis Cooper, age 32 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer; child [should be step-dau], Susan H. Cooper, age 21 (b. OH), who had been married once and had had 1 child [not enumerated in the household]; and adopted child, Adelaide A. Myers, age 10 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1870 US Census: Almond Cooper, age 46 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Wilna Township (Carthage Post Office), Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $6,250, and his personal property was valued at $1,500.  The household also included [his brother], Jarvis Cooper, age 38 (b. NYS); [sister-in-law], Susan Cooper, age 26 (b. OH); [niece], Florance M. Cooper, age 1 (b. NYS); [sister], Amy Cooper, age 60 (b. NYS); Adalade Myers, age 11 (b. NYS); and Eugene Myers, age 15 (b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1875 NYS Census: Almond Cooper, age 51 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), single, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His frame residence was valued at $600.  The household also included [his brother], Jarvis Cooper, age 43 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), married, and employed as a farmer; [sister-in-law], Susan H. Cooper, age 31 (b. OH) and married; sister, [Amy Cooper], age 65 (b. Saratoga Co., NY) and single; and [neice] Florance Cooper, age 6 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: Jarves Cooper, age 47 (b.  NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Susan Cooper, age 36 (b. OH; father b. NYS; mother b. OH); son, Jesse Cooper, age 3 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. OH); brother, Almond Cooper, age 56 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as a seafarer; and sister, Amy Cooper, age 70 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and described as a boarder.

 

1900 US Census: Jarvis Cooper, age 68 (b. Oct 1832 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 40 years, Susan Cooper, age 57 (b. Jul 1843 in OH; father b. NYS; mother b. MD), who had had 4 children, 1 of whom was still alive; sister, Amy Cooper, age 90 (b. Mar 1810 in NYS; parents b. NYS); and boarder, E. A. Gibbs (male), age 59 (b. Mar 1841 in NYS; father b. MA; mother b. VT), who had been married 28 years.

 

1910 US Census: Jarvis Cooper, age 77 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), widowed, with his own income, resided in the household headed by his son, Jessie A. Cooper, age 33 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Susannah Gardner married Jarvis Cooper (b. abt 1832 in NYS) about 1860 and had 4 children, including: (3 children died young)

 

(a. Jessie "Jess" A. Cooper: Born about 1877 in New York.

 

1910 US Census: Jessie A. Cooper, age 33 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 15 years, Mattie L. Cooper, age 31 (b. NYS; parents b. US), who had been married once and had had 6 children, all still alive; son, Laurence R. Cooper, age 14 (b. NYS); son, Leon R. Cooper, age 12 (b. NYS); son, Vernon J. Cooper, age 9 (b. NYS); daughter, Ella M. Cooper, age 9 (b. NYS); daughter, Etta M. Cooper, age 6 (b. NYS); son, Robert J. Cooper, age 7 months (b. NYS); and father, Jarvis Cooper, age 77 (b.  NYS; parents b. NYS) and widowed, with his own income.

 

1920 US Census: J. A. Cooper, age 43 (b. NYS) and employed as a laborer in a paper mill, was heading a household at 861 Oneida Street in the City of Fulton, Oswego County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mattie L. Cooper, age 41 (b. NYS). 

 

1930 US Census: (enumerated 9-10 Apr) Jessie A. Cooper, age 53 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a fireman in a paper mill, was heading a household at 620 Erie Street in the City of Fulton, Volney Township, Oswego County, New York.  He married 1st at age 17.  The household also included his wife, Mattie L. Cooper, age 51 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 15; son, Robert C. Cooper, age 20 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as an ash collector for the City of Fulton (also enumerated 14 Apr as head of a single-person household in the City of Fulton and employed as a paper mill laborer); and boarder, George H. Draper, age 49 (b. NYS), single, and employed as an ash collector for the City of Fulton.

 

Jessie A. Cooper married Mattie L. (?) and had the following children:

 

(1) Laurence R. Cooper: Born about 1886 in New York.

 

(2) Leon R. Cooper: Born about 1888 in New York.

 

(3) Vernon J. Cooper: Twin.  Born about 1891 in New York.

 

(4) Ella M. Cooper: Twin.  Born about 1891 in New York.

 

(5) Etta M. Cooper: Born about 1894 in New York.

 

(6) Robert J. Cooper: Born about 1899 in New York.  Moved with his parents to the City of Fulton, Volney Township, Oswego County, New York.

 

(2. Addison/Adrian W. Gardner: Born about 1846 in Jefferson County, New York.

 

1870 US Census: Addison, age 22 and employed as a carpenter, was living in the household of Wolcott Steel (age 61 and a retired farmer), in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Sarah Steel (age 62); Libbie Steel (age 20); John D. Burtis (age 32 and employed as a hotel proprietor); Julia A. Burtis (age 29 and employed as a landlady); Stephen A. Burtis (age 30 and employed as a hotel proprietor); Caroline Burtis (age 27 and employed as a landlady); and Abi Hart (age 30 and employed as a book keeper).

 

1875 NYS Census: No record found (the Addison Gardner (b. 1846) in Laurens Twp, Otsego Co, NY is not the right one).

 

1880 US Census: Perhaps the Addison Gardner, age 35 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farm hand residing in the household headed by Alson R. Barber, age 59 and employed as a farmer, in Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York.  But Addison's mother was born in Maryland, not New York.

 

(3. Thomas Jefferson Gardner “Jefferson”: Born about 1848 in Jefferson County, New York.

 

1870 US Census: No record found.

 

1875 NYS Census: Jefferson Gardener, age 26 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), married, and employed as a farm laborer, resided in the household headed by his father-in-law, Joseph Carpenter, age 59 (b. not recorded) and employed as a farmer in Brownville Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Joseph's wife, Ana Carpenter, age 50 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Phillip Carpenter, age 21 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), single, and employed as a farm laborer; daughter, Elice Carpenter, age 15 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and single; daughter, Ana Gardner, age 18 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and married; daughter, Elnera Carpenter, age 12 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and daughter, Sarah Carpenter, age 7 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: Jefferson Gardner, age 29 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. MD) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Croghan Township, Lewis County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Celestia Gardner, age 23 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); and son, Adelbert Gardner, age 3 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1900 US Census: No record found.

 

1905 NYS Census: Thomas J. Gardner, age 57, was heading a household at 4 Glynn Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Anna Gardner, age 49; daughter, Mertyle Gardner, age 18; and son, Delbert Gardner, age 29.

 

1910 US Census: Thomas J. Gardner, age 60 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. MD) and employed as a city street sweeper, was heading a household at 1006 (rear) Coffeen Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 36 years, Anna C. Gardner, age 53 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married once and had had 2 children, both still alive; daughter, Myrtle Narrow, age 23 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married once for 1 month and had had no children; and son-in-law, George Narrow, age 23 (b. NYS; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a telephone lineman, who had been married once for 1 month.

 

1920 US Census: Thomas J. Gardiner, age 72 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), divorced, and not employed, was heading a single-person household at 6 Glen Avenue in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Of interest, the household headed by Addison Gardiner, age 42, was enumerated on the same census page (Thomas had an older brother, Addison Gardner; perhaps that Addison's son).

 

1925 NYS Census: Jefferson Gardner, age 79, was heading a household in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York. (pg 39, house 220)

 

Thomas J. Gardner married Anna Celestia Carpenter (b. abt 1857 at Pillar Point, Jefferson Co., NY) and had the following children:

 

(a. Adelbert "Delbert" Gardner: Born about 1877 in New York.

 

(b. Myrtle Gardner: Born about 1887 in New York.  At age 23 Myrtle Gardner married George Narrow (b. abt 1887 in NYS), age 23, son of Edward and Mary (Pidgeon) Narrow, on 3 April 1910 (license issued 2 Apr 1910; recorded 23 May 1910) at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  (See generation 3 of the Narrow Annex for more info.)  Myrtle and George had the following children:

 

(1) George G. Narrow: Born about 1912 in New York

 

(2) William C. Narrow: Born about 1914 in New York.

 

(3) Mildred G. Narrow: Born about 1816 in New York.

 

(4) Edward J. Narrow: Born about 1920 in New York.

 

(5) Gertrude S. Narrow: Born about 1923 in New York.

 

(6) Raymond Dwayne Narrow: Born about 1926 in New York.

 

(4. Orin/Orrin A. Gardner: Born 20 August 1850 in Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1870 US Census: No record found.

 

1875 NYS Census: R. M. Gardener, age 24 (b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in Croghan Township, Lewis County, New York.  His log residence was valued at $80.  The household also included his wife, Lelia Gardener, age 22 (b. NYS); daughter, Mary Gardener, age 4 (b. Lewis Co., NY); and daughter, Ettie Gardener, age 2 (b. Lewis Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: Orin Gardner, age 28 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. MD) and employed as a laborer, was heading a household in Croghan Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lillia Gardner, age 26 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); daughter, Mable Gardner, age 8 (b. NYS); daughter, Ettie Gardner, age 6 (b. NYS); and daughter, Lillia Gardner, age 3 (b. NYS).  Of interest, the households headed by his father, Seth Gardner, age 59, and brother, Jefferson Gardner, age 29, were enumerated immediately before him.

 

1900 US Census: Orin Gardner, age 48 (b. Aug 1851 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as an extracts peddler, was heading a household at 6 ½ Tilden Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 16 years, Margaret Gardner, age 54 (b. Feb 1846 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 6 children, all still alive; granddaughter, Grace Kidder, age 17 (b. Sep 1882 in NYS), with no occupation recorded; boarder, Sarah Kelly, age 15 (b. May 1885 at unknown) and at school; and boarder, Edith Spraig, age 13 (b. Jun 1886 at unknown) and at school.

 

Oren Gardner married (1st) Lelia (?) (b. 1854 in NYS) and had the following children:

 

(a. Mabel Gardner: Born about 1862 in New York.

 

(b. Ellie Gardner: Born about 1864 in New York.

 

(c. Lillia Gardner: Born about 1867 in New York.

 

At age 54, while employed as a salesman and a resident of Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, Oren Gardner married (2nd), as her 4th husband, Mollie (Baldwin)(?)(?) Smith, age 50 (b. 28 Sep 1884 at McGilead, OH), age 50 and employed as a music teacher and residence of Marysville, Union County, Ohio, daughter of J. S. and Sarah (Barber) Baldwin, on 26 November 1904 in Union County, Ohio.

  

(5. Charles “Charley” L./E. Gardner: Born about 1853/54 in Jefferson County, New York.

         

1875 NYS Census: Charles Gardener, age 22 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in Croghan Township, Lewis County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Christian Gardener, age 21 (b. St. Lawrence Co., NY); and daughter, Minnie May Gardner, age 1 year and 2 months (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: Charles L., age 27 (b. NYS) and employed as a tannery hand, was heading a household in the Village of Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Addie Gardner, age 26 (b. NYS); daughter, Minnie M. Gardner, age 6, (b. NYS); son, Frederick E. Gardner, age 4 (b. NYS); and son, Charles H. Gardner, age 10 months (b. NYS).

 

1900 US Census: No record found.

 

Charles L. Gardner married Christian/Addie (?) (b. abt 1854) and had the following children:

 

(a. Minnie M. Gardner: Born about 1874.

 

1900 US Census: Minnie Gardner, age 25 (b. Nov 1874 in NYS), single, and employed as a waitress, resided in the household headed by William Bell, age 41, in the City of Ogdensburg, Oswegatchie Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

(b. Frederick E. Gardner: Born about 1876.

 

(c. Charles H. Gardner: Born about 1880.

 

(6. Frederick “Fred” S. Gardner: Born October 1854 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 14 December 1938; interred North Watertown Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Lelia A. (?) (b. abt 1854) about 1874 and resided at 602 Water Street, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1875 NYS Census: Of interest, a Frederick Gardiner, age 20 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, resided in the household headed by his father-in-law, Emory Freeman, age 50 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer.  The household also included Emory's daughter (Frederick's wife), Mary J. Gardener, age 19 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); wife, Julia A. Freeman, age 42 (b. Washington Co., NY); son, Franklin B. Freeman, age 17 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Eugene Freeman, age 14 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Louisa Freeman, age 12 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Josaphine Freeman, age 9 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Royal V. Freeman, age 6 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Annie Freeman, age 3 years and 3 months (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and daughter, Nettie Freeman, age 11 months (b. Jefferson Co., NY).  

 

1880 US Census: F. S. Gardner, age 24 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a laborer, was heading a household in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He had the measles.   The household also included his wife, M. J. Gardner, age 24 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); and daughter, N. A. Gardner, age 4 (b. NYS).

 

1900 US Census: Fred S. Gardner, age 45 (b. Oct 1854 in NYS; b. NYS) and employed as a drayman, was heading a household at 34 ½ Water Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 26 years, Leila A. Gardner, age 46 (b. Mar 1854 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 4 children, 3 of whom were still alive; and daughter, Etta Thorton, age 26 (b. Feb 1874 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married 10 years and had had 1 child, no longer alive.

 

1910 US Census: Fred Gardner, age 51 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a truck man for the City, was heading a household at 525 Jefferson Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married twice.  The household also included his wife of 8 years, Lelia Gardner, age 56 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married twice and had had 4 children, 3 of whom were still alive.

 

1920 US Census: Fred S. Gardner, age 64 and employed as a drayman, was heading a household at 573 Water Street, Watertown, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lelia A. Gardner (age 65); daughter, Nettie A. Gardner (age 41, single); boarder, Charles E. Gardner (age 52, widowed); boarder, Archie Freeman (age 38); and boarder, Royal Freeman (age 57, widowed).

 

1930 US Census: Frederick Gardner, age 74 (1st m. age 18, b. NYS, father b. NYS, mother b. OH) and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household at 602 Water Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lelia Gardner (age 76, 1st m. age 17, b. NYS, as were her parents); and boarder Robert Peters, age 61 (b. English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada).

 

Frederick S. Gardner married Lelia A. (?) (b. abt 1854, d. 11 Aug 1938; interred N. Watertown Cem.) and had 4 children, including the following daughter:

         

(a. Nettie A. Gardner: Born about 1876.  Died 29 June 1922; interred with her parents in North Watertown Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

       

(7. Thurlow W. Gardner: Born about 1859 in Jefferson County, New York.  In 1870 referred to as Doctor T./F. Gardner.  No record found after 1875.

 

1870 US Census:

 

(8. Henry Gardner: Born about 1862 in Jefferson County, New York. (not in Seth's household in 1870).  No record found before or after 1875.

 

Seth Gardner married (2nd), as her 4th husband, Pamelia? (?) (b. Oct 1836 in NYS) about 1884.  Pamelia had had 6 children from her 1st marriage. 

 

c. Lewis/Louis M. Gardner: Born 21 June 1821 in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 1 January 1877, age 56 years, 5 months, and 11 days, in Michigan; interred Westside Cemetery, Hubbardston, Ionia County, Michigan.  Moved from New York to Ohio, then to Michigan.

 

1850 US Census: Lewis Gardner (age 27) was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He was employed as a laborer.  The household also included Margaret Gardner (age 24); Lucinda Gardner (age 7); and Phebee Gardner (age 4).  All were born in New York State.

 

1855 NYS Census: Lewis Gardner, age 33 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York, where he had resided 8 months.  The household also included his wife, Mary Ann Gardner, age 29 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Lucinda Gardner, age 11 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Phebe Gardner, age 9 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1860 US Census: Lewis Gardner (age 38 and employed as a stone mason) was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $250.  The household also included his wife, Mary A. (age 35); daughter, Phebe (age 14); son, Franklin (age 4); and daughter, Adelphia (age 1).  All were born in New York State.

 

1865 NYS Census: Lewis Gardner, age 44 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He owned 12 acres of improved and 100 acres of unimproved land.  The household also included his wife, Mary A. Gardner, age 42 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and mother of 7; son, Franklin Gardner, age 9 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Adelpha Gardner, age 7 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and son, Edward Gardner, age 4 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1870 US Census: Lewis Gardner, age 48 (b. NYS) and employed as a stone mason, was heading a household in Lebanon Township (Hubbardston Post Office), Clinton County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Mary A. Gardner, age 47 (b. NYS); son, Franklin Gardner, age 14 (b. NYS) and employed working on the home farm; daughter, Delpha Gardner, age 11 (b. NYS) and in school; and son, Edward Gardner, age 9 (b. NYS) and in school.

 

Lewis Gardner married Mary Ann Meaker/Maker/Marker (b. abt 1821, d. 29 Jul 1877, age 56 yrs; interred with Lewis) of Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York and had the following children: (Of interest, before marriage Mary had resided with the North family on what became the Ira Gardner property in LeRay Township, Jefferson County.)

         

(1. Lucinda Gardner: Born about 1843 in New York.

 

1860 US Census: Allen Mosher, age 62 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township (Evans Mills Post Office), Jefferson County, New York.  His Real estate was valued at $2,380, and his personal property was valued at $500.  The household also included his wife, Almira Mosher, age 60 (b. MA); son, Orlo Mosher, age 19 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer; and daughter, Caroline Mosher, age 16 (b. NYS).

 

1865 NYS Census: No record found.

 

1870 US Census: No record found.

 

1875 NYS Census: Orlow J. Mosher, age 35 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a sawyer, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His framed residence was valued at $1,260.  The household also included his wife, Lusinda Mosher, age 31 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and son, Okey Mosher, age 2 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: Orlow Mosher, age 39 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a sawyer, was heading a household at 3 Francis Street in the Village of Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lucinda Mosher, age 36 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); son, Jay Mosher, age 7 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); and sister-in-law, Adelpha Gardner, age 21 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).  All, and their parents, were born in New York State.

 

Lucinda Gardner married Orlow J. Mosher (b. abt 1841 in NYS), son of Allen J./I. and Almira (?) Mosher, about 1872 and had the following son:

 

(a. Jay Mosher: Born August 1872 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 1938; interred North Watertown Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Employed as a painter.

 

1900 US Census: Jay Mosher, age 27 (b. Aug 1872 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a painter, was heading a household in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 5 years, May Belle Mosher, age 28 (b. Apr 1872 in NYS; parents b. NYS); and daughter, Nettie May Mosher, age 1 (b. Oct 1898 in NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

Jay Mosher married May Belle (?) (b. Apr 1872 in NYS) and had at least the following daughter:

 

(1) Nettie May Mosher: Born October 1898 in New York.

 

(2. Phebe/Phoebe A. Gardner: Born 1845 in New York.  Died 31 October 1878, age 33 years, 5 months, 26 days, from complications of consumption in North Plains Township, Ionia County, Michigan; interred Westside Cemetery, Hubbardston, North Plains Township, Ionia County, Michigan.

 

1850 US Census: Albert M. Churchill [very legible; 1st name is Archibald], age 42 (b.  NYS) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $1,250.  The household also included his son, Henry C. Churchill, age 14 (b. NYS); son, Hiram Churchill, age 13 (b. NYS); son, George Churchill, age 12 (b. NYS); son, Cyrus W. Churchill, age 9 (b. NYS); son, John Churchill, age 7 (b. NYS); son, Charles F. Churchill, age 4 (b. NYS); wife, Amanda Churchill, age 40 (b. Canada); daughter, Melvina Churchill, age 5 (b. NYS); and daughter, Amanda J. Churchill, age 2 (b. NYS).

 

1865 NYS Census: Phebe Gardner, age 20 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), single, and employed as hired help, resided in the household headed by Ezra S. Tallman, age 37 (b. Herkimer Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, in Brownville Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Sophia Tallman, age 30 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), who had had no children; and adopted son, Aaron Eaton, age 16 (b. Herkimer Co., NY).

 

1870 US Census: John Churchill, age 27 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  His real estate was valued at $600, and his personal property was valued at $300.  The household also included his wife, Phebe Churchill, age 24 (b. NYS).

 

1880 US Census: J. A. Churchill, age 36 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a joiner, was heading a household in the Village of Hubbardston, North Plains Township, Ionia County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Dora E. Churchill, age 31 (b. MI; parents b. NYS); daughter, Cora A. Churchill, age 12 (b. MI; father b. NYS; mother b. MI); son, Clio S. Churchill, age 3 (b. MI; father b. NYS; mother b. MI); and daughter, Grace P. Churchill, age 1 (b. MI; father b. NYS; mother b. MI).

 

1900 US Census: John A. Churchill, age 58 (b. Feb 1842 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a shoemaker, was heading a household in the Village of Hubbardston, North Plains Township, Ionia County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife of 21 years, Dora E. Churchill, age 51 (b. Dec 1848 in MI; father b. MI; mother b. NYS), who had had 2 children, 1 of whom was still alive.

 

1910 US Census: John A. Churchill, age 67 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a cobbler in his own shop, was heading a household in North Plains Township, Ionia County, Michigan.  He had been married twice.  The household also included his wife of 31 years, Dora E. Churchill, age 61 (b. MI; father b. MI; mother b. NYS), who had been married twice and had had 2 children, 1 of whom was still alive.

 

At age 26, when a resident of Hubbardston, North Plains Township, Ionia County, Michigan, Phebe A. Gardner married, as his 1st wife, John A. Churchill (b. 19 Feb 1842/43, d. 13 Aug 1916, age 73 yrs, 5 mo., 25 days, from complications of liver cancer), age 30 and also of Hubbardson, son of Archibald M. (b. NYS) and Amanda (Townsend) Churchill (b. Canada), on 29 June 1872 at Hubbardston, Michigan and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Grace Phebe Churchill: Born 14 August 1878 at Hubbardston, North Plains Township, Ionia County, Michigan.  Died 30 September 1927 in Michigan; interred Saint John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Hubbardston, Michigan.  Married Matthew Bernard Marion (b. 8 Nov 1880 at Hubbardston, Ionia Co., MI, d. Oct 1949; interred with Grace) in 1897 and had at least the following daughter:

 

(1) Mary Violet Marion: Born 18 November 1899 in Ionia County, Michigan.  Died there 6 August 1900, age 8 months; interred with his parents in Saint John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.

 

Following Phebe's death, John A. Churchill, age 36 and a resident of Hubbardston, Michigan, married (2nd) Dora E. (Campbell) Losey (b. Dec 1848 at Pawpaw, Van Buren Co., MI), age 30 and also a resident of Hubbardston, on 25 February 1879 at Maple Rapid, Clinton County, Michigan.  Dora had the following children from her 1st marriage:

 

(b. Cora E. (Losey) Churchill: Born about 1868 in Michigan.

 

(c. Clio S. (Losey) Churchill: Born about 1877 in Michigan.

 

(3. Franklin "Frank" L. Gardner: Born 12 April 1855 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 28 June 1944, age 89, in Marengo Township, Calhoun County, Michigan.

 

1880 US Census: Cyrus W. Churchill [brother of John A. Churchill, who married (1st) Frank's sister, Phebe], age 39 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a brick mason, was heading a household at Arcada, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Rena Churchill, age 34 (b. NYS; parents b.  NYS); son, Herbert Churchill, age 12 (b. NYS); and brother-in-law, Frank Gardner, age 22 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as a servant.

 

1900 US Census: No record found; would have been about age 45.

 

1910 US Census: No record found; would have been about age 55.

 

1920 US Census: Frank Gardner, age 65 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a brick layer, was heading a household in Emmett Township, Calhoun County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Caroline Gardner, age 48 (b. IN; parents b. Germany).

 

1930 US Census: Franklin L. Gardner, age 76 (b. MI; parents b. MI) and not employed, was heading a household on North Wattles Road in Emmett Township, Calhoun County, Michigan.  He married 1st at age 50, and his residence was valued at $1,100.  The household also included his wife, Caroline Gardner, age 58 (b. IN; parents b. Berlin, Germany) and employed doing housework for a private family, who married 1st at age 36.

 

1940 US Census: Franklin Gardner, age 85 (b. NYS), with no occupation recorded, was heading a household on North Wattles Road in Emmett Township, Calhoun County, Michigan.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $500.  The household also included his wife, Caroline Gardner, age 68 (b. IN), with no occupation recorded, who had completed 5th grade.  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

At age 55, while a resident of Kalamazoo, Michigan and employed as a bricklayer, Franklin L. Gardner married Caroline A. Greening (b. IN), age 40 and also a resident of Kalamazoo, daughter of A. and Caroline (Dreiger) Greening, on 5 November 1911 (license issued 4 Nov 1911) at Plainwell, Allegan County, Michigan.  Per the Michigan marriage record - 1st marriage for both.  No record of children found. 

 

(4. Adelphia "Delpha" Gardner: Born about 1859 in Jefferson County, New York.  No record found after 1870, when she was age 11 and resided with her parents in Lebanon Township, Clinton County, Michigan.

 

(5. Edward W. Gardner: Born about 1861 in Jefferson County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: Edward Gardner, age 19 (b. NYS) and employed as a farm hand, resided in the household headed by Orrin Goolthrite, age 57 (b. NYS) in Lebanon Township, Clinton County, Michigan.

 

At age 38 Edward W. Gardner married Mary K. (Krneck/Kinesk) Nichols (b. IN), age 36, daughter of Thomas and Catherine (Ragan) Krneck, on 16 July 1900 at St. Johns, Clinton County, Michigan.

 

d. Dennison/Dennis Gardner: Born May/3 April 1823 in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 19 May 1907 in Alma Township, Gratiot County, Michigan; interred New Haven Township, Cemetery, New Haven Center, Gratiot County.  Was employed initially as a farmer; then as a carpenter, and last as a farmer.

 

1850 US Census: Dennis, age 26, born in New York State, and employed as a farmer was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Elizabeth (age 25); and daughter, Harriett W. Gardner (age 2).

 

1855 NYS Census: Dennis Gardner, age 32 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Elizabeth W. Gardner, age 31 (b. Madison Co., NY); daughter, Harriet Ann Gardner, age 7 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Lydia J. Gardner, age 4 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and son, John J. Gardner, age 1 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1860 US Census: Dennis, age 37 and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Elizabeth Gardner (age 36); daughter, Harriett A. Gardner (age 12); daughter, Lydia J. Gardner (age 9); son, Harry D. Gardner (age 5); and son, Hiram A. Gardner (age 9 months).  All were born in New York State.

 

1865 NYS Census: Dennis Gardner, age 42 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Elizabeth Gardner, age 41 (b. Madison Co., NY) and mother of 9; daughter, Harriet Gardner, age 17 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Jani Gardner, age 14 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Harry Gardner, age 10 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and son, Hiram Gardner, age 6 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1870 US Census: Dennis, age 47 and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Elizabeth W. (age 46); and son, Hiram A. Gardner (age 11).  All were born in New York State.

 

1875 NYS Census: No record found; perhaps resided in Michigan by 1875.

 

1880 US Census: Dennis Gardner, age 57 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Elisabeth Gardner, age 56 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); son, Harvey Gardner, age 24 (b. NYS) and employed as farmer, who was afflicted with consumption; daughter-in-law, Emma J. Gardner, age 28 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. Canada); and son, Hiram A. Gardner, age 21 (b. NYS).

 

1900 US Census: Dennis Gardner, age 77 (b. Apr 1823 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and widowed, resided in the household headed by his son-in-law, John Jarvis, age 55 (b. Canada) in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

Dennis Gardner married (reportedly his cousin) Elizabeth “Eliza” W. Hunt (b. abt 1823/25 in NYS, d. 23 Dec 1903 in Ionia Co., MI; interred with Dennis) about 1847 and had the following children:

 

(1. Harriet Ann Gardner: Born about 1848 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 14 February/March 1898, age 50 years, 2 months, and 27 days, at New Haven, Gratiot County, Michigan; interred there in New Haven Township Cemetery, New Haven Center.  Married (1st) (?) Lincoln.

 

1870 US Census: No record found.

 

1880 US Census: No record found.

 

1900 US Census: John Seely, age 70 (b. Apr 1830 in OH; father b. NYS; mother b. French-speaking Canada) and employed as a day laborer, was heading a household in Sumner Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife of less than 1 year, Charlotte Seely, age 59 (b. Nov 1841 in MI; parents b. England), who had had 1 child, still alive.

 

At age 47, while a resident of New Haven, Michigan, Harriet married (2nd), as his 2nd wife, John Seelye (b. 3 Mar 1830 in OH, d. 3 Apr 1906, age 76, from complications of heart disease in New Haven Twp, Gratiot Co., MI; interred with Harriet), age 65 and also a resident of New Haven, Michigan, son of Annias and Hannah (?) Seeley, on 4 October 1896 (license issued 3 Oct 1896) at New Haven Center, New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

John Seelye had married (1st) Mary Swartout and had the following children: (order uncertain; perhaps others)

 

(a. Maggie Seelye: Married Allen Everhart, age 28, son of John and Catharine (?) Everhart, on 16 July 1883 in Calliope Township, Sioux County, Iowa.

 

(b. Matie Seelye: Born about 1873 in Clinton County, Michigan.  At age 28 married Frank Downey (b. Elsie, MI), age 34, son of Joseph and Julia (Prevost) Downey, on 4 October 1901 in Ashley Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

(c. Iva Seeley: Born about 1890 at Bannister, Gratiot County, Michigan.  At age 20 married C. Charles Brecker, age 22, son of Fred and Aurelia (?) Brecker, on 12 May 1910 in Ithaca Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

At age 70, while employed as a farmer in Sumner Township, Michigan, John Seelye, son of Ananias and Hannah (?) Seelye, married (3rd), as her 2nd husband, Charlotte (Ariss) Dickerson, age 58 (b. MI) and a resident of Sumner Township, Michigan, daughter of J. and M. (Skelcher) Ariss, on 28 July 1900 (license issued same day), with a Justice of the Peace officiating, in Gratiot Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

(2. Lydia Jane Gardner "Jane": Born 27 May 1851 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 2 February 1932, age 80, at New Haven, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

1880 US Census: John Jarvis, age 34 (b. Canada; parents b. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Jane Jarvis, age 29 (b.  NYS; parents b. NYS).  Of interest, the household headed by Dennis Gardner, age 57, and Joseph Jarvis, age 27, were enumerated on the same census page.

 

1900 US Census: John Jarvis, age 55 (b. Oct 1845 in English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He immigrated to the US in 1865 (subsequently naturalized).  The household also included his wife of 30 years, Lyddia J. Jarvis, age 49 (b. May 1857 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 1 child, which was no longer alive; and father-in-law, Dennis Gardner, age 77 (b. Apr 1823 in NYS; parents b. NYS), widowed, and employed as a farmer.

 

1920 US Census: John Jarvis, age 74 (b. French-speaking Canada; parents b. French-speaking Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He immigrated to the US in 1857.  The household also included his wife, Lydia Jarvis, age 68 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: John Jarvis, age 85 (b. English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and not employed, was heading a household in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He immigrated to the US in 1865 (subsequently naturalized), spoke French, and he married 1st at age 22.  The household also included his wife, Jane Jarvis, age 79 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 19.

 

Jane Gardner married John Jarvis (b. 27 Oct 1845 in French-speaking Canada, d. 14 Apr 1932, age 86, in New Haven Twp, Gratiot Co., MI), son of John and Marceline (Goyetet) Jarvis, about 1870 and had 1 child, which died young.

 

(3. John J. Gardner: Born about 1854 in Jefferson County, New York.  Last record at age 1 in the 1855 NYS Census of his parents' household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(4. Harvey D. Gardner: Born about 1854 in New York.  Died 26 July 1880, age 26 years, 3 months, and 15 days, from complications of consumption, in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan; interred New Haven Township Cemetery, New Haven Center.

 

At age 21, while employed as a farmer in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan, Harvey Gardner married Amiline "Emma" Jane Leonard (b. abt 1852 in NYS, d. 24 Oct 1915, age 63, in New Haven Twp, Gratiot Co., MI), age 23, daughter of John and Mary (Foster) Leonard, on 20 September 1876 in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

(5. Seth Gardner: Born 1856 in New York.  Died .  Appointed Post Master at Sethton Trading Post on 14 June 1882 in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

(5. Hiram/Herman A. Gardner "Arby": Born 18/17 August 1859 in New York.  Died 19 February 1927, age 64, in Lansing Township, Ingham County, Michigan; interred New Have Township Cemetery, New Haven Center, New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

1900 US Census: Arby H. Garner, age 42 (b. Aug 1858 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife of 19 years, Emma J. Gardner, age 48 (b. Jul 1852 in NYS; father b. English-speaking Canada; mother b. England), who had had 1 child, still alive; and son, Venard H. Gardner, age 18 (b. May 1882 in MI; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1910 US Census: Arby Gardner, age 50 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife of 30 years, Emma Gardner, age 58 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 2 children, 1 of whom was still alive.  Of interest, the households headed by his brother-in-law, John Jarvis, age 64, and his son, Vernard H. Gardner, age 27, were enumerated immediately following him.

 

At age 22, Hiram Gardner married (1st) his widowed sister-in-law (Harvey's wife), Amiline "Emma" Jane (Leonard) Gardner (b. abt 1852 in NYS, d. 24 Oct 1915, age 63, in New Haven Twp, Gratiot Co., MI), age 21, daughter of John and Mary (Foster) Leonard, on 18 August 1881 in Maple Rapids Township, Clinton County, Michigan and had the following son:

 

(a. Vernard/Vernael Harvey Gardner: Born 23 May 1882 in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  Died 25 October 1929, age 46, in Alma Township, Gratiot County, Michigan; interred New Haven Township Cemetery, New Haven, Michigan.

 

1920 US Census: Vernard Gardner, age 37 (b. MI; parents b. NYS) and employed as a field man for Holland Sugar Company, was heading a household in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Mamie Gardner, age 35 (b. MI; father b. MI; mother b. English-speaking Canada); daughter, Iris B. Gardner, age 13 (b. MI); son, LaVern Gardner, age 6 (b. MI); daughter, Allegra D. Gardner, age 4 years and 4 months (b. MI); son, Wilson G. Gardner, age 2 years and 9 months (b. MI); and mother-in-law, Hattie Hyatt, age 55 (b. Canada).

 

1930 US Census: Mamie Gardner, age 45 (b. MI; father b. MI; mother b. English-speaking Canada) and widowed, was heading a household in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included her son, Laverne Gardner, age 17 (b. MI; parents b. MI), single, and employed as a farm laborer; daughter, Alletra Gardner, age 14 (b. MI; parents b. MI); and son, Wilson Gardner, age 13 (b. MI).

 

1940 US Census: Mamie E. Gardner, age 56 (b. MI) and widowed, was a patient in the Soldiers' Home for Disabled War Veterans at North Park, Grand Rapids Township, Kent County, Michigan.  She had completed 3 years of high school and resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

At age 21 Vernard Gardner married Mamie E. Wilcox, age 19, daughter of Roy and Carrie (Holliday) Wilcox, on 4 March 1904 in Alma Township, Gratiot County, Michigan and had the following children:

 

(1) Iris B. Gardner: Born about 1907 in Michigan.

 

(2) Laverne Gardner: Born about 1913 in Michigan.

 

(3) Allegra/Alletra D. Gardner: Born about 1916 in Michigan.

 

(4) Wilson G. Gardner: Born about 1917 in Michigan.

 

At age 55, when a resident of New Haven, Michigan, Hiram Gardner married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Clarissa "Clara" (Finch) Peters (b. 26 Jul 1854 in MI, d. 22 Aug 1921 in Newark Twp, Gratiot Co., MI; interred Ithaca Cem., Ithaca, Gratiot Co., MI), age 62 and a resident of Martherton, Michigan, daughter of Reuben and Jane (Riley) Finch, on 1 June 1916 (license issued 29 May 1916) at Matherton, Ionia County, Michigan.  Clara had 1st married (?) Peters.

 

At age 62, when a resident of New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan, Hiram Gardner married (3rd) Josephine (Martin) Faustman, age 58 and a resident of St. Louis, Michigan, daughter of Samuel Martin, on 27 June 1922 (license issued 26 Jun 1922) in Ashley Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

At age 68, while a resident of New Haven, Michigan, Dennis Gardner married (2nd) Sarah A. (Rathbush) Finch (b. abt 1827 in NYS), age 64 and a resident of Midland County, Michigan, daughter of Ancel Rathbush, on 7 April 1891 (license issued 6 Apr 1891) at Ithaca, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

e. John Gardner: Born 25 January 1824, likely in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died age 21 or 22 from complications of consumption.  Tall and thin.

 

Of interest, by one account Charles and Susannah (Wood) Gardner had a son who was born 25 January 1824 and died 4 May 1834, which would mean about age 10.

 

f. Edwin Gardner: (more info) Born 7 December 1826 in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 1914/19; interred Quaker Burying Ground, LeRaysville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Employed as a farmer and, apparently, as a sawyer (50 acres near LeRaysville per Child's Business Directory).  Resided mainly in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York, though, in 1870 apparently resided in Wilna Township, Jefferson County.

 

1850 US Census: Edwin Gardner, age 24 (b. NYS) and employed as a laborer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Matilda Gardner, age 24 (b. NYS); son, John D. Gardner, age 4 (b. NYS); and daughter, Alice Ann Gardner, age 2 (b. NYS).

 

1855 NYS Census: Edwin Gardner, age 28 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a sawyer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York, where he had resided 6 years.  The household also included his wife, Matilda Gardner, age 30 (b. Madison Co., NY); daughter, Alice Ann Gardner, age 6 (b. Madison Co., NY); son, John Gardner, age 5 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Olive Gardner, age 3 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Diantha Gardner, age 2 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and son, Stephen Gardner, age 1 month (b. Jefferson Co., NY). 

 

1860 US Census: Edwin Gardner (age 32 and employed as an attorney) was heading a household in LeRay Township.  His real estate was valued at $400.  The household also included his wife, Matilda Gardner (age 33), Harriett M. Gardner (age 11); John D. Gardner (age 10); Diantha Gardner (age 7); Celestia Gardner (age 4); Emma Gardner (age 2); and Esther O. Gardner (age 9).  All were born in New York State.

 

1865 NYS Census: Edwin Gardner, age 37 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He owned 14 acres of improved and 15 acres of unimproved land.  The household also included his wife, Matilda Gardner, age 41 (b. Madison Co., NY) and mother of 11; daughter, Alice A. Gardner, age 17 (b. Madison Co., NY) and single; son, John B. Gardner, age 15 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer; daughter, Diantha Gardner, age 12 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Celestia Gardner, age 8 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Emma Gardner, age 7 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Jacob E. Gardner, age 4 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and daughter, Huldah I./V. Gardner, age 1 year and 11 months (or perhaps just 11 months;  hard to read) (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

      

1870 US Census: Edwin Gardner, age 43 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Matilda Gardner (age 45, keeping house); son, John Gardner (age 20); daughter, Celestia Gardner (age 14); daughter, Emma Gardner (age 12); son, Jacob Gardner (age 10); and daughter, Hilda Gardner (age 6).

 

1875 NYS Census: Edwin Gardner, age 48 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His residence was valued at $300.  The household also included his wife, Matilda Gardner, age 51 (b. Madison Co., NY); daughter, Emma Gardner, age 17 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Jacob Gardner, age 14 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and daughter, Huldia Gardner, age 10 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: Edwin Gardner, age 53 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Matilda Gardner (age 56); and daughter, Huldah Gardner (age 15).  All were born in New York State, as were their parents.

         

1900 US Census: Edwin, age 73 (b. Dec 1826) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township.  The household also included his wife of 53 years, Matilda Gardner (age 76 – b. Feb 1824, had had 11 children, 4 were still alive).  Both, and their parents, were born in New York State.

 

1910 US Census: Edwin, age 83 and a widower, was heading a household in LeRay Township.

 

1915 NYS Census: Edwin Gardner, age about 88, resided with a grandchild in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Of interest, the household headed by John Gardner, age about 60, was enumerated on the same census page.

 

Edwin Gardner married his 1st cousin, Matilda Wood (b. Feb/2 May 1824 in DeRuyter Township, Madison Co., NY, d. 1905 in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York; interred Quaker Burying Ground, LeRaysville) on 31 January 1847 in DeRuyter Township, Madison County, New York, despite his parents’ objection and unbeknownst to them.  Matilda was probably related to Abraham Wood (d. 5 Jan 1886, age 82; interred Quaker Burying Ground, LeRaysville), who was a leader of the Quaker congregation, and Abraham's wife, Permillia (?) Wood (d. 16 Apr 1886, age 82).  Edwin and Matilda (Wood) Gardner had eleven children, including:

 

(1. John D. Gardner #1: Born about 1846 in New York.  Died before 1855.

 

(2. Alice Ann Gardner: Born 16 June 1848 in DeRuyter Township, Madison County, New York.  Died 11 May 1888 at Three Mile Bay, Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1865 NYS Census: Alice A., age 17 and single, resided with her parents in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1870 US Census: Alice Gardner, age 22, was employed as a housekeeper in the household headed by Warren Gardner, age 38, in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1875 NYS Census: Peter Sheldon, age 31 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Alice Sheldon, age 27 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Betsey M. Sheldon, age 1 year and 7 months (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and son, Edwin M. Sheldon, age 7 months (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: Peter Sheldon, age 36 (b. NYS; father b. CT; mother b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Croghan Township, Lewis County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Alice A. Sheldon, age 32 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); daughter, Bedsie Sheldon, age 6 (b. NYS); son, Edwin Sheldon, age 5 (b. NYS); daughter, Fannie Sheldon, age 1 month (b. May 1879 in NYS); and mother, Bedsie Conkling, age 54 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and widowed.

 

1900 US Census: Peter Sheldon, age 56 (b. Mar 1844 in NYS; father b. MA; mother b. NYS), widowed, and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his daughter, Betsy Sheldon, age 27 (b. Oct 1872 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and single, with no occupation recorded.

 

1910 US Census: Peter Sheldon, age 66 (b. NYS; parents b. US) and employed as a farme laborer, was heading a household in Henderson Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married twice.  The household also included his wife of 3 years, Ida Sheldon, age 53 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married twice and had had 2 children, both still alive; daughter, Elsa Fournier, age 29 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a hotel servant, who had been married once for 11 years (no record of children); granddaughter, Florence Fournier, age 10 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); grandson, Edward Fournier, age 8 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); and granddaughter, Myrtle Fournier, age 5 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1920 US Census: Peater Sheldon, age 75 (b. NYS; father b. RI; mother b. US) and not employed, was heading a household in Henderson Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Ida M. Sheldon, age 63 (b. NYS; parents b. US).

 

Alice Ann Gardner married, as his 1st wife, Peter Sheldon (b. 18 Mar 1844 in Lyme Twp, Jefferson Co., NYS, d. 15 Aug 1927; interred Evergreen Cem., Henderson Twp, Jefferson Co., NY), son of Nelson James and Betsey (Cross) Sheldon of Cape Vincent, New York, on 9 November 1870 in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York and had the following children:

 

(a. Betsey M. Sheldon: Born 8 October 1873 at LeRaysville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 12 February 1958 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Betsy Sheldon married Franklin G. Taylor (b. 18 Sep 1867 in Champion Twp, Jefferson CO., NY, d. 5 Feb 1948 at Great Bend, Champion Twp, Jefferson Co., NY) on 1 January 1902 at Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Eva Mae Taylor: Born 3 December 1907 at LeRaysville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 19 April 1993 at Great Bend, Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Joseph Augustine Jonas (b. 8 Oct 1906 at Carthage, Wilna Twp, Jefferson Co., NY, d. 26 Sep 1977 at Great Bend, Champion Twp, Jefferson Co., NY) on 8 October 1929 at Great Bend, Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York and had the following son:

 

(a) Robert John Jonas: Born 12 February 1931.  Died 16 May 1948.

 

(b. Edwin Nelson Sheldon: (more info) Born March 1875/21 October 1874 in New York.  Died 1953.

 

1918 WWI Draft Registration: Edwin Nelson Sheldon, age 43 and employed as a farmer, resided at RFD #2, Clayton, New York.  He named his wife, Maud Sheldon as his nearest relative.

 

1900 US Census: Edwin Sheldon, age 25 (b. Mar 1875 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer, resided in the household headed by James A. Powell, age 46, in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1910 US Census: Edwin Sheldon, age 35 (b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer, resided in the household headed by his father-in-law, Gilbert Putnam, age 51 (b. NYS) in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Both had been married once.  The household also included Edwin's wife of 6 years, Maud Putnam, age 29 (b. NYS), who had been married once and had had no children; and Gilbert's wife of 30 years, Alveretta Putnam, age 49 (b. NYS), who had been married once and had had 1 child, still alive.

 

1920 US Census: Edward N. Sheldon, age 45 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer working out, was heading a household in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Maude E. Sheldon, age 39 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); and mother-in-law, Alvaretta  Putnam, age 59 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. VT) and widowed.

 

1930 US Census: Edwin N. Sheldon, age 54 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 31.  The household also included his wife, Maude E. Sheldon, age 49 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 29; and mother-in-law, Alvaretta Putnam, age 69 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. VT) and widowed, who married 1st at age 19.

 

1940 US Census: Edwin Sheldon, age 65 (b. NYS), with no occupation recorded, was heading a household in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $3,500.  The household also included his wife, Maud Sheldon, age 59 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade; and mother, Alvaretta Putnam, age 79 (b. NYS) and widowed, who had completed 6th grade.  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

Edward Sheldon married Maude E. Putnam, daughter of Gilbert and Alveretta (?) Putnam, about 1904 in Jefferson County, New York and subsequently resided in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  No children.

 

(c. Elsie/Fannie Sheldon: Born 6 May 1880 in New York.  Died April 1975/74 at Cape Vincent, New York.  Married Robert Orten Fournier (b. Jul 1878 in NYS), son of Mary E. (?) Fournier, about 1899 and had the following children:

 

(1) Florence Elsie Fournier: Born April 1900 in New York.  Married Clarence T. Pierce (b. abt 1886 in NYS), son of Truman and Mary (Kelsey) Pierce, and in 1930 resided, with 2 children, in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.

 

(2) Edward Earl Fournier: Born 24 May 1902 in New York.  Died 31 March 1966 in New York; interred Oakwood Cemetery, Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(3) Myrtle Matilda Fournier: Born about 1905 in New York.  At age 19, while a resident of Black River, New York, married Worth Albert Husted, age 30 and also a resident of Black River, son of George and Martha (Tinney) Husted, on 1 July 1924.

 

(4) Charles M. Fournier: Born 28 February 1912 in New York.  Died April 1873 in Wayne County, New York.  Married Margery (?) (b. abt 1915 in NYS).

 

Peter Sheldon married (2nd) Ida M. (?) (b. abt 1857 in NYS).

 

(3. Harriett M. Gardner: Born about 1849 in New York.  Last record 1860, when she was age 11 and resided with her parents in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  No record of a Harriet Gardner about this age being interred in Jefferson County, New York, so perhaps married.

                                

(4. John D./B. Gardner #2: (perhaps John David) Born 11 April 1850 in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 9 May 1918 in LeRaysville, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1875 NYS Census: No record found.

 

1880 US Census: John Gardner, age 30 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Della Gardner, age 21 (b. parents b. NYS).

 

1900 US Census: John Gardner, age 50 (b. Apr 1850; parents b. NYS), widowed, and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1905 NYS Census: John D. Gardner, age 56, was heading a single-person household on LeRaysville and Pleasant Road in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1910 US Census: John D. Gardner, age 60 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) widowed, and employed as a farm operator (home farm), was heading a single-person household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1915 NYS Census: John Gardner, age about 60, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

John D. Gardner married Della (?) (b. abt 1859 in NYS, d. before 1900).  No record found of children.

  

(5. Esther Olive Gardner "Olive": Born 15 September 1851 in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Last record 1860, when she was age 9 and resided with her parents in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  No record of an Esther or Olive Gardner about this age being interred in Jefferson County, New York, so perhaps married.

 

(6. Diantha Gardner: Born 18 February 1853 in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 30 November 1943, age 90, at North Kingsville, Ashtabula County, Ohio; interred Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Ashtabula Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio.

 

1870 US Census: Diantha Gardner, age 18 (b. NYS) and employed as a house keeper, resided in the household headed by her uncle, Chalkley Gardner, age 39, in LeRay Township (Philadelphia Post Office), Jefferson County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: Arthur E. Potter, age 28 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Diantha Potter, age 27 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); son, Ervin Potter, age 5 (b. NYS); and daughter, Edeth M. Potter, age 3 (b. NYS).

 

1900 US Census: Arthur E. Potter, age 48 (b. May 1852 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in Ashtabula Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio.  The household also included his wife of 26 years, Diantha Potter, age 47 (b. Feb 1852 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 2 children, both still alive; and daughter, Edith M. Potter, age 23 (b. Nov 1876 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and single, with no occupation recorded.

 

1920 US Census: Arthur E. Potter, age 67 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a house carpenter, was heading a household at 30 Jefferson Road in Ashtabula Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio.  The household also included his wife, Diantha Potter, age 66 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: Diantha G. Potter, age 77 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), widowed and not employed, was heading a single-person household at 30 Jefferson Road in Ashtabula Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio.  She married 1st at age 21, and her residence was valued at $5,000.

 

Diantha Gardner married Arthur Eugene Potter (b. 24 May 1852 in St. Lawrence Co., NYS, d. 29 Oct 1923, age 71, in Ashtabula Twp, Ashtabula Co., OH; interred with Diantha), son of Henry and Ann (Tiffany) Potter, about 1874 and had the following children:

 

(a. Irvin M. Potter: 1 May 1875 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Joseph Bartlett, age 48 (b. Jul 1851 in England; parents b. England) and employed as a wire pattern maker, was heading a household in Ashtabula Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio.  The household also included his wife of 26 years, Hattie A. Bartlett, age 47 (b. May 1853 in OH; parents b. England), who had had 5 children, all still alive; daughter, Alice L. Bartlett, age 21 (b. Oct 1879 in OH), single, and employed as a sales woman; daughter, Jessie E. Bartlett, age 14 (b. Oct 1885 in OH); son, Miller E. Bartlett, age 12 (b. May 1888 in OH); and daughter, Ruth Bartlett, age 2 (b. Jan 1898 in OH).

 

1910 US Census: Irwin M. Potter, age 34 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a pattern maker in an automobile factory, was heading a household at 540 Dragoon Avenue in the City of Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 9 years, Alice B. Potter, age 31 (b. OH; father b. England; mother b. OH), who had been married once and had had 3 children, 1 of whom was still alive; son, Raymond B. Potter, age 2 (b. NYS); and boarder, Max Bersch, age 24 (b. Germany; parents b. Germany), single, and employed as conductor on the street railway.

 

1918 WWI Draft Registration: Irvin Potter, age 43 (b. 1 May 1875) and employed as a pattern maker, resided with his wife at RFD #3 Elyria Township, Lorain County, Ohio.

 

1920 US Census: Irvin Potter, age 44 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a pattern maker in an iron pattern shop, was heading a household at 395 Gulf Street in the City of Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio.  The household also included his wife, Alice Potter, age 40 (b. OH; father b. England; mother b. OH); son, Raymond Potter, age 12 (b. NYS); and daughter, Ruth Potter, age 9 (b. MI). 

 

1930 US Census: Irven Potter, age 54 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a pattern maker in a pattern factory, was heading a household at 395 Gulf Street in the City of Elyria, Elyria Township, Lorain County, Ohio.  He married 1st at age 26, and his residence was valued at $4,000.  The household also included his wife, Alice B. Potter, age 50 (b. OH; father b. England; mother b. OH), who married 1st at age 22; son, Raymond Potter, age 22 (b. NYS), single, and employed as an auto mechanic in a repair shop; and daughter, Ruth Potter, age 19 (b. MI), single, and employed as a sales lady in a department store.

 

1940 US Census: Irvin Potter, age 64 (b. NYS) and employed as a pattern maker in the automobile manufacturing industry, was heading a household at 395 Gulf Road in the City of Elyria, Elyria Township, Lorain County, Ohio.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $2,500.  The household also included his wife, Alice B. Potter, age 61 (b. OH), who had completed 2 years of high school.  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

At age 25 Irvin Potter married Alice L. Bartlett (b. 30 Nov 1878 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH), age 22, daughter of Joseph and Hattie/Lena A. (Leeds) Bartlett, on 16 April 1901 (license issued 15 Apr 1901) in Ashtabula County, Ohio and had the following children:

 

(1) Child: Died young.

 

(2) Child: Died young.

 

(3) Raymond B./I. Potter: Born about 1908 at Schenectady, New York.  Died 24 January 1985, age 77, in the City of Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio.  At age 23 married, as her 2nd husband, widow Ruth (Gallant) Cripps (b. Orange Twp, OH), age 24, daughter, of John W. and Alice (Cribley) Gallant, on 29 May 1930 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

 

(4) Ruth Potter: Born about 1911 in Michigan.  Last record 1930, when she was age 19 and resided with her parents in the City of Elyria, Elyria Township, Lorain County, Ohio.

 

(b. Edith Matilda Potter: Born 6/8 November 1876 at Sterlingville, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 11 December 1965, age 89, at North Kingsville, Ashtabula County, Ohio; interred East Lake Cemetery, North Kingsville, Ohio.

 

1900 US Census: Hollis K. Harmon, age 70 (b. b. Apr 1830 in OH; father b. MA; mother b. CT) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Kingsville Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio.  The household also included his wife of 50 years, Zeviah M. Harmon, age 71 (b. Oct 1828 in ME; father b. CT; mother b. ME), who had had 5 children, all still alive; and son, Arthur C. Harmon, age 39 (b. Jul 1861 in OH), single, and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1910 US Census: Arthur C. Harmon, age 40 (b. OH; father b. OH; mother b. ME) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Kingsville, Ashtabula County, Ohio.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife, Edith M. Harmon, age 33 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married once and had had no children.

 

1920 US Census: Arthur Harmon [looks a lot like Hannon], age 58 (b. OH; father b. OH; mother b. ME) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Kingsville Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio.  The household also included his wife, Eadie Harmon, age 43 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); and son, Glenn Harmon, age 9 (b. OH; father b. OH; mother b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: Arthur C. Harmon [looks like Harrison], age 69 (b. OH; father b. OH; mother b. ME) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in the Village of North Kingsville, Kingsville Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio.  He married 1st at age 49.  The household also included his wife, Edith Harmon, age 53 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 33; and son, Glen E. Harmon, age 19 (b. OH; parents b. OH; mother b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1940 US Census: Arthur C. Harmon, age 78 (b. OH) and employed as a farmer on his own farm, was heading a household in the Village of North Kingsville, Kingsville Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $2,000.  The household also included his wife, Edith M. Harmon, age 63 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade.  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.  Of interest, the household headed by his son, Glen E. Harmon, age 29, was enumerated next door (perhaps under the same roof).

 

At age 36 Edith Potter married Arthur Clarence Harmon (b. 4 Jul/7 Apr 1861 at Kingsville, Ashtabula Co., OH, d. 20 Jan 1948, age 86, at Kingsville, OH; interred with Edith), age 48, son of Hollis King and Zeviah Minnie (Ransom) Harmon, on 18 October 1909 in Ashtabula County, Ohio and had the following son:

 

(1) Glenn Elmer Harmon: Born 6 November 1910 in Ashtabula County, Ohio.  Died there 29 January 1993; interred there in East Lake Cemetery, North Kinsville.  Employed as a carpenter.

 

1940 US Census: Glenn E. Harmon, age 29 (b. OH) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in North Kingsville, Kingsville Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio.  He had completed 4 years of high school, and his residence was valued at $2,000.  The household also included his wife, Dorothy S. Harmon, age 28 (b. PA) and employed as a music teacher in her own studio, who had completed 2 years of college; and son, David A. Harmon, age 3 (b. OH).  Of interest, the household headed by his father, Arthur C. Harmon, age 78, was enumerated next door (perhaps under the same roof).  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

Glenn Harmon married Dorothy Shaw Rodgers (b. 7 Mar 1912 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA, d. 30 Nov 2004, age 92, at Ashtabula, Ashtabula Co., OH; interred with Glenn), daughter of William and Mary Lilly (Shaw) Rodgers, and had the following son:

 

(a) David A. Harmon: Born about 1937 in Ohio.

 

(7. Stephen Gardner: Born 11 April 1855 in Jefferson County, New York.  Was age 1 month on 8 June 1855.  Not enumerated with his parents and siblings in 1860 (would be about age 5), so likely died young.  However, no record of internment found in Jefferson County, New York.

 

(8. Celestia Margaret Gardner: (photos) Born 3 August 1856 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 29 December 1925; interred Black River Cemetery, Black River, Jefferson County, New York.  Niece of Ira Gardner.

 

1870 US Census: George Wolcott, age 20, was employed as a farm hand and residing in the household headed by Jacob Haap (age 68, employed as a farmer) in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Jacob’s wife, Susan [Matty] Haap (age 44, b. France); daughter, Augusta Haap (age 24); and (presumably Jacob’s mother-in-law, Susan Matty (age 68, b. France, retired).

 

1875 NYS Census: No record found; likely still residing in Michigan or elsewhere outside New York.

 

1880 US Census: George Wolcott, age 27 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Celestia Wolcott (age 23).  Both, and their parents, were born in New York State.

 

1900 US Census: George Woolcott, age 39 (b. Nov 1860 in NYS) and employed as a house carpenter, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Letta Woolcott, age 39 (b. NYS); daughter, Grace Woolcott, age 19 (b. NYS), single, and employed as an artist; and daughter, Edna Woolcott, age 12 (b. NYS).

 

1905 NYS Census: George H. Wolcott, age 55, was heading a household on LeRay Street and Maple Avenue in the Village of Black River, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Celestia M. Wolcott, age 48, and daughter, Adna M. Wolcott, age 16. 

 

1910 US Census: Celestia M., age 53 and widowed, was heading a household on Maple Street in the Village of Black River, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her daughter, Edna M. Wolcott (age 21, single); daughter, Grace A. Sidman (age 28 and widowed); grandson, Harlan G. Sidman (age 3); and grand daughter, Celestia C. Sidman (age 4 months).

 

1920 US Census: Celestia M. Wolcott, age 63 and widowed, was heading a household in Hounsfield Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Elsie Fournier, age 39 and apparently married (her sister Alice's dau) (more info), and Charles M. Fournier, age 7 (Elsie’s son).

 

Celestia Margaret Gardner married George Henry Wolcott “Henry” (photos) (b. 14 Dec 1850, d. 1 Aug 1909; interred with Celestia), generation 2 of the Wolcott Annex and son of Henry (b. 1811 in CT, d. 1891) and Eunice (?) Wolcott.  In 1871 resided at Portsmouth, Bay County, Michigan.  After 1875 resided in Jefferson County, New York.  Celestia and George had the following children: (see Wolcott Annex for more info)

 

(a. Arthur Wolcott: Born 8 July 1871 at Portsmouth, Bay County, Michigan.  Perhaps died young.  Of interest, there was an Arthur M. Wolcott (b. abt 1870 in MI, with parents b. NYS) heading a household in Kenesaw Township, Adams County, Nebraska.

 

(a. Grace Ruth Wolcott: (photos) (more info) Born 11 November 1881 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 20 April 1969.  Married (1st) Charles F. Sidman (d. 1909) and had the following children:

 

(1) Harlan G. Sidman: Born 13 May 1906.  Died 1 February 1973.

 

(2) Celestia “Cyd” C. Sidman: Born 26 November 1909.

 

Following George Sidman’s death, Grace A./R. (Wolcott) Sidman married (2nd) William “Will” E. Humes (b. 1 Jan 1862, d. 6 Nov 1938) and resided on a small farm in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Following William’s death, Grace moved into the nearby Village of Evans Mills, LeRay Township.

 

(b. Edna Matilda Wolcott: (photos) (more info) Born 22 Oct 1888 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 8 Jun 1975.  Married, as his 2nd wife, Charles Briant Drake, youngest child of George Edgar Drake (10), and had the following children:

 

(1) Wolcott Edgar Drake: Born 7/17 January 1920.  Died 13 January 2008.

 

(2) Mary Celestia Drake: Born 20 June 1923.  Died 11 October 2014 in Oregon.

 

(9. Emma Gardner: Born 10 May 1858 in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Reportedly married Thomas Delaney.  Perhaps died before 1885, when her husband remarried; no record of internment; perhaps in the Quaker Cemetery in LeRay Township, which has many unmarked graves.  No record found after 1875, when she was age 17 and resided with her parents in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1865 NYS Census: Thomas Delaney, age 62 (b. Dutchess Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His frame residence was valued at $400.  The household also included his wife, Phebe Delaney, age 43 (b. Oneida Co., NY), who had had 4 children; daughter, Jennett Delaney, age 16 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and single; and son, Thomas Delaney, age 11 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: No record found for Thomas or Emma Delaney.

 

1900 US Census: No record found for Thomas or Susanna/Anna Delaney.

 

1910 US Census: Thomas H. Delaney, age 56 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a house carpenter, was heading a household on Maple Street in the Village of Black River, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married twice.  The household also included his wife of 25 years, Anna S. Delaney, age 48 (b. English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada), who had been married once and had had no children; and cousin, Jennie K. Reed, age 28 (b. MO; father b. English-speaking Canada; mother b. Ireland), single, and employed as a milliner in a retail store.

 

1920 US Census: No record of Thomas H. Delaney; died in 1923 and interred in Black River Cemetery, Rutland Township, New York.

 

Emma Gardner reportedly married, as his 1st wife, Thomas H. DeLaney (b. 1854 in LeRay Twp, Jefferson Co., NY, d. there 1923; interred Black River Cem., Rutland Twp, Jefferson Co., NY), son of Thomas L. (b. 1802, d. 1879; interred Black River Cem., Rutland Twp, NY) and Phebe (?) Delaney (b. 1821, d. 1903; interred with Thomas L.).

 

Thomas H. Delaney married (2nd) Susanna "Anna" M. (?) (b. 1859 in English-speaking Canada, d. 1918; interred Black River Cem., Rutland Twp, Jefferson Co., NY) about 1885.

 

(10. Jacob E. Gardner: Born August 1860 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died February 1914 at LeRaysville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York; interred Black River Cemetery, Rutland Center, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Employed doing odd jobs.  Per Child's Business Directory, employed as a hunter near Sterlingville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County.

 

1865 US Census: George Weaver, age 47 (b. Herkimer Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His frame residence was valued at $200, and he had been married once.  The household also included his wife, Betsy A. Weaver, age 43 (b. Fulton Co., NY), who had been married once and had had 8 children; son, Daniel Weaver, age 17 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer; son, John M. Weaver, age 14 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Francis R. Weaver, age 7 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son [in-law], Wm H. Williams, age 27 (b. Canada) and employed as a farmer; daughter, Amelia Williams, age 20 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and granddaughter, Carrie M. Williams, age 1 year and 8? months (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: Wm H. Williams, age 41 (b. Canada; parents b. Canada) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Amilia Williams, age 36 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); daughter, Carrie Williams, age 16 (b. NYS); daughter, Ada Williams, age 14 (b. NYS); son, Foster Williams, age 12 (b. NYS); and daughter, Gertrude Williams, age 7 (b. NYS).

 

1900 US Census: Jacob Gardner, age 39 (b. Aug 1860 in NYS) and employed as a day laborer, was heading a household in LeRay Township.  The household also included his wife of 19 years, Clara (sp) Gardner, age 37, (b. Apr 1863 in NYS) and had had 6 children, all still alive; daughter, Bertha (sp) Gardner, age 13 (b. Mar 1887 in NYS); daughter, Emma N. Gardner, age 10, (b. Jul 1889 in NYS); son, Clarence Gardner, age 8 (b. Sep 1891 in NYS); son, Edwin M. Gardner, age 4 (b. Aug 1895 in NYS); daughter, Louella Gardner, age 2 (b. May 1898 in NYS in NYS).

 

1910 US Census: Jacob E., age 49 (b. NYS, parents b. NYS) and employed doing odd jobs, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 28 years, Carrie Gardner (age 44 (b. NYS, father b. English-speaking Canada, mother b. NYS), who had been married once and had had 8 children, all still alive); son, Clarence W. Gardner, age 18 (b. NYS) and single; son, Edwin Gardner, age 14 (b. NYS); daughter, Luella Gardner, age 13 (b. NYS); son, Irvine Gardner, age 8 (b. NYS); and son, Theodore Gardner, age 5 (b. NYS).

 

1915 NYS Census: Carrie Gardner, age about 51, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her son, Clarence Gardner, age about 23; son, Edwin Gardner, abe about 19; son, Erwin Gardner, age about 18; son, Theodore Gardner, age about 10; daughter, Lucilla Gardner, age about 17.

 

1920 US Census: Carrie Gardner, age 54 (b. NYS, father b. English speaking Canada, mother b. NYS), was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her son, Clarence Gardner, age 28 (b. NYS) and employed as a dairy farmer; son, Edwin Gardner, age 24 (b.  NYS) and employed as a general farmer; son, Erwin Gardner, age 18 (b. NYS) and employed as a general farmer; and son, Theodore Gardner, age 15 (b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: Carrie M. Gardner, age 66 (b. NYS) and widowed, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  She married 1st at age 17.  The household also included her son, Clarence J. Gardner, age 33 (b. NYS) and single; son, Edwin W. Gardner, age 32 (b. NYS) and single; and son, Erwin Gardner, age 28 (b. NYS) and single.

 

1940 US Census: Carrie Gardner, age 76 (b. NYS) and widowed, was heading a  household at LeRaysville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  She had completed 8th grade.  The household also included her son, Clarence Gardner, age 48 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a laborer on the county roads; and son, Edwin, age 44 (b. NYS) and single, who carred for his "invalid mother."

 

Jacob E. Gardner married Carrie M. Williams (more info) (b. Apr 1863 in Jefferson Co., NY, d. 16 Oct 1948 in Lorraine Twp, Jefferson Co., NY; interred with Jacob), daughter of William H. (b. 1839 in Canada, d. 1922 in Jefferson Co., NY) and Amelia (Weaver) Williams (b. 1845, d. 1916), about 1881 and had the following children:

 

(a. Child: Born before 1887, likely in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York; still alive in 1900.  Of possible interest, in 1900 in Jefferson County, New York there were 3 Gardners born between 1881 and 1887 that were not residing with their parents.  Each had parents born in New York State.

 

·       Lucy E. Gardner, age 16 (b. Oct 1884), single, and employed as a domestic servant in the Ives Loomis household in Champion Township.  The household also included George Gardner, age 28, single, and employed as a farm laborer. (not likely; in 1910 was age 26 and resided with her parents, Charles W. and Ammy Gardner, in Champion Twp)

·       Earl Gardner, age 14 (b. Mar 1886) and boarding as a student in the Martin Adrech household in Philadelphia Township; next door to the household headed by Wilbur Gardner, age 30, and his wife, Violet Gardner, age 30. (not likely, given his age, employment status, and proximity to the Wilbur Gardner household)

·       Fred Gardner, age 18 (b. Oct 1881), single, and a boarder (no employment or occupation recorded) in the farming household headed by Daniel Hess in Adams Township.  Not in school during the last year.  (not likely; distance from LeRay Twp and apparently not an employee of Daniel Hess.  Also, in 1910 a Fred Gordner (perhaps same person), age 30, resided with his father, John Gordner, age 56 and widowed, in Adams Twp)

 

(b. Bertha D./M. Gardner: Born March 1887.  Died 1949; interred Black River Cemetery, Rutland Center, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Godfrey Gerber, age 15 (b. NYS; parents b. Switzerland) and employed as , resided in the household headed by George Hicks, age 25 (b. NYS) in Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1910 US Census: Edward Honneyman, Sr., age 49 (b. NYS; father b. England; mother b. NYS) and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household in Philadelphia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 29 years, Ida Honneyman, age 48 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married once and had had one child, still alive; hired man, Godfrey S. Gerber, age 24 (b. NYS; parents b. Switzerland) and employed as a dairy farm laborer, who had been married once for less than a year; and hired woman, Bertha M. Gerber, age 23 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a dairy farm hired woman, who had been married once and had had no children.

 

1918 WWI Draft Registration: Godfrey Samuel Gerber, age 33 (b. 7 May 1885) and working the farm of Fred Clark on shares, resided with his wife, Bertha M. Gerber, in Philadelphia Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1920 US Census: Godfrey Samuel Gerber, age 35 (b. NYS; parents b. Switzerland) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Theresa Road in Philadelphia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Bertha J. Gerber, age 32 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); daughter, Ruth Isabel Gerber, age 12 (b. NYS); and son, Clarence E. Gerber, age 1 year and 3 months (b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: Godfrey Gurber, age 44 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 24.  His residence was valued at $600.  The household also included his wife, Bertha Gurber, age 43 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 23; son, Clarence Gurber, age 11 (b. NYS); and son, Everett Gurber, age 9 (b. NYS).

 

1940 US Census: Godfrey Gerber, age 55 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer and tax assessor, was heading a household on Philadelphia Road RFD #1 in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $7,000.  The household also included his wife, Bertha Gerber, age 53 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade; son, Samuel Gerber, age 19 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a farm laborer, who had completed 8th grade; and son, Clarence Gerber, age 21 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a farm laborer, who had completed 8th grade.  They resided elsewhere in the same township on 1 April 1935.

 

At age 23 Bertha Gardner married Godfrey Samuel Gerber (b. 7 May/Apr 1885 at Rome, Oneida Co., NY, d. 1952; interred with Bertha), age 25, son of Samuel (b. 1854) and Rosille S. (?) Gerber (b. Mar 1862 at Canastota, NY, m. 1881), on 9 March 1910 in Jefferson County, New York and had the following children:

 

(1) Ruth Isabel Gerber: Born 14/16 March 1907 in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 23 July 1988, age 81, in A. Barton Hepburn Hospital, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York; interred Black River Cemetery, Rutland Center, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1930 US Census: Eddie Bylow, age 26 (b. NYS; father b. English-speaking Canada; mother b. VT) and employed as a diary farm laborer, was heading a household at 107 Alexander Road in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 22.  The household also included his wife, Ruth Bylow, age 21 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 17.

 

1940 US Census: Edward Bylow, age 35 (b. NYS) and employed as a driver for a trucking line?, was heading a household at 604 Adelaide Street in the Village of Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $1,500.  The household also included his wife, Ruth Bylow, age 32 (b. NYS), who had completed 2 years of high school; daughter, Betty Bylow, age 9 (b. NYS); son, Lyle Bylow, age 7 (b. NYS); daughter, Joyce Bylow, age 6 (b. NYS); and daughter, Bertha Bylow, age 4 (b. NYS).  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

At age 19, while a resident of Sterlingville, Philadelphia Township, Jefferson County, New York, Ruth Gerber married Edward D. Bylow (b. , d. ; interred with Ruth, age 22 and also a resident of Sterlingville, son of William and Nora (Burrell) Bylow, on 25 September 1926 at the Carthage Methodist parsonage, Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Betty Ruth Bylow: Born 1931 at Herrings, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 26 May 2009, age 78, at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.  Married Paul D. Leeder and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[1. Paula A. Leeder.

 

[2. Brenda J. Leeder: Married (?) Price and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[a. Joseph Price.

 

[b. Justin Price.

 

[c. Blake Price.

 

[d. Chase Price.

 

(b) Lyle Bylow: Born 1933 in New York.

 

(c) Joyce Bylow: Born 1934 in New York.

 

(d) Bertha Bylow: Born 1936 in New York.  Married Jack Brooks.

 

(e) John Bylow.

 

(f) Vern Bylow.

 

(g) Joyce Bylow: Married (?) Genito.

 

(h) Kay Bylow: Married (?) Stott.

 

(i) Paul Bylow.

 

(j) Carol Anne Bylow: Born 7 April 1945 at Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 17 February 2008, age 62; interred Morristown, New York.  Married Ronald Whitmarsh, Jr.

 

(2) Clarence E. Gerber: Born 25 September 1918 in New York.  Died August 1974.

 

(3) Samuel Everett Gerber: Born 5 August 1920 in New York.  Died 23 June 1985, age 64, in Jefferson County, New York; interred Black River Cemetery, Rutland Center, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Marjorie E. (?) (b. 18 Dec 1927, d. 30 Sep 2002; interred with Samuel) and had children.

 

(c. Emma N. Gardner: Born July 1889.  Died 1935; interred Sheepfold Cemetery, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: Conrad Litz, age 30 (b. France; parents b. France) and employed as a laborer, was heading a household in Martinsburgh Township, Lewis County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Nancy Litz, age 27 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); son, Fredy Litz, age 7 (b. NYS); daughter, Katie Litz, age 5 (b. NYS); son, Charles Litz, age 3 (b. NYS), who had a broken arm; and son, Bertie Litz, age 1 (b. NYS).

 

Note: This household was also enumerated in Greg Township, Lewis County, New York, where Coonrad Litz, age 38 (b. Wurtemberg; parents b. Wurtemberg) and employed in a saw mill was heading a household that included his wife Nancy, age 27; son, Frederick J., age 8; daughter, Catharine A., age 6; son, Charles, age 4; and son, Bertie, age 1.

 

1900 US Census: Chas R. Letz, age 23 (b. Mar 1877 in NYS; father b. Germany; mother b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer, resided in the household headed by Anthony Schue, age 43 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, in Lowville Township, Lewis County, New York.

 

1910 US Census: Emma Gardner, age 20 and single, was employed as a servant in the household of Jeremiah Felix Drake (age 56, widowed) [son of Jeremiah V. Drake] on Gallows Road in LeRay Township.

 

1920 US Census: William E. Stanton, age 31 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a carpenter for a construction company, was heading a household at 29 Burdick Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Emma Stanton, age 30 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); step-son, Raymond C. Litz, age 6 (b. NYS); and step-son, Floyd K. Litz, age 2 years and 9 months (b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: Gordon Shaw, age 36 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a laborer in the stone product industry, was heading a household at 923 Water Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 29.  The household also included his wife, Emma Shaw, age 41 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 23; stepson, Raymond Litz, age 15 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); step-son, Floyd Litz, age 12 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a news boy for the daily paper; and step-daughter, Florence Stanton, age 10 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

At age 23 Emma Gardner married (1st), as his 2nd wife, Charles R. Litz (b. Mar 1877/76, d. ; interred with Cora), age 36, son of Conrad and Nancy (Ingsell) Litz, on 24 March 1913 (license issued same day) in Jefferson County, New York.  Charles Litz had married (1st) Cora (?).  Emma and Charles had the following children:

 

(1) Raymond C. Litz: Born 6 October 1914 at Evan Mills, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 1949; interred Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1940 US Census: Ramon Litz, age 25 (b. NYS) and employed as a farm hand, was heading a household at 1275 Coffeen Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 1 year of high school.  The household also included his wife, Evangeline Litz, age 26 (b. NYS), who had completed 1 year of high school; and daughter, Joyce Litz, age 8 months (b. NYS).  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

At age 18, while a resident of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, Raymond Litz married Evangeline M. Smith (b. 7 Feb 1914 in Watertown Twp, Jefferson Co., NY; died 1983; interred with Raymond), age 19 and also a resident of Watertown, daughter of James and Josephine (Bovee) Smith, about 23 May 1933 in Jefferson County, New York and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Joyce E. Litz: Born about 1939.  Died 23 September 2010, perhaps at Charleston, South Carolina; interred Moncks Corner  Married George Laflamme and had the following children: (order  uncertain)

 

[1. Darwin Laflamme.

 

[2. Rodney Laflamme.

 

[3. Rick Laflamme.

 

[4. Mark Laflamme.

 

[5. Bryan Laflamme.

 

[6. Joey Laflamme.

 

[7. Robin Laflamme.

 

[8. Melanie Laflamme.

 

[9. Joy Laflamme.

 

[10. Steven Laflamme.

 

[11. Alicia Laflamme.

 

(b) Joann Litz: Married (?) Murphy.

 

(c) Donna Litz: Married (?) Skalos.

 

(d) Elaine Litz: Married (?) Scott.

 

(2) Floyd K. Litz: Born 31 May 1917 in New York.  Died March 1978 in Jefferson County, New York; interred Sanford Corners Cemetery in the Village of Calcium, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1940 US Census: Floyd R. Litz, age 22 (b. NYS) and employed as a mehcanic, was heading a household at 228 North Orchard Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 7th grade, and on 1 April 1935 resided elsewhere in Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Nava Litz, age 20 (b. English-speaking Canada) and employed doing housework for a private family, who had completed 7th grade and in 1935 resided in Otsego County, New York.

 

Floyd K. Litz married Irene B. (?) (b. 1912, d. 1955).

 

At age 29, while a resident of LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York, widow Emma (Gardner) Litz married (2nd) William Ely Stanton (b. 5 Jul 1888, d. 4 Nov 1922; interred Old Glendale Cem., Glendale Twp, Lewis Co., NY), age 30, son of LaFayette F. and Nancy (Ingersoll) Stanton, on 21 January 1919 (license issued 20 Jan 1919) in Jefferson County, New York and had the following daughter:

 

(3) Florence Stanton: Born about 1920 in New York.

 

At age 33, while a resident of Adams Center, Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York and employed as a domestic servant, widow Emma (Gardner)(Litz) Stanton married (3rd) Gordon S. Shaw (b. 1893 in NYS, d. 1959; interred Brookside Cem., Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY), age 30 and also a resident of Adams Center, son of David and Edith (Parker) Shaw, on 12 May 1924 in Jefferson County, New York.

 

(d. Clarence J. Gardner: (more info) Born 27 September 1891 in Lorraine Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died Wednesday, 12 April 1961, age 69, from complications of a heart attack; interred Black River Cemetery, Rutland Center, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Attended grammar school at LeRaysville, Jefferson County, New York.  Was employed most of his working life on road crews by the Jefferson County Highway Department.  Resided last with his brother, Edwin Gardner, in Lorraine Township, Jefferson County.  Perhaps never married.

 

(e. Edwin M./W. Gardner: (photos) Born 8 August 1895 at Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York (also seen: b. Evans Mills, LeRay Twp, Jefferson Co., NY).  Died 19 Jul 1963 (also seen: d. Jul 1980) in Jefferson County, New York; interred Black River Cemetery, Rutland Center, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Resided at Lorraine, Jefferson County, New York.  Perhaps never married.

 

(f. Louella Mae Gardner: (photos) Born 23 May 1898 in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 27 October 1973 at the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York; interred Boylston-Sandy Creek Wesleyan Cemetery, Lacona, Oswego County, New York.

 

1918 WWI draft registration: Dennis Pearl Daly, Jr. [very legible], age 20 (b. 30 Mar 1989) and employed as a farmer for Floyd Stevens, resided with his wife, Laurla M. Daly, on Salsbury Street in the Village of Lacona, Sandy Creek Township, Oswego County, New York.

 

1920 US Census: Dennis Daly, age 21 (b.  NYS; father b. English-speaking Canada; mother b. NYS) and employed as a laborer in a lumber mill, was heading a household in Sandy Creek Township, Oswego County, New York, apparently under the same roof as the household headed by Norman Webbe, age 80, and his wife, Nettie Webbe, age 73.  The Dennis Daly household also included his wife, Luella Daly, age 21 (b. NYS); and sister, Ruth Daly, age 16 (b. NYS; father b. English-speaking Canada; mother b. NYS) and employed as a servant.

 

At age 19 Louella Gardner married Dennis Pearl Daly (b. 30 Mar 1898 in the Village of Lacona, Sandy Creek Twp, Oswego Co., NY (also seen: b. Boylston Twp, Oswego Co., NY), d. 9 Feb 1981 at Lacona; interred with Louella), age 19, son of James (b. 1855 in English-speaking Canada) and Ruth A. (Ridgeway) Daly (b. 1866 in NYS), on 15 June 1917 (license issued same day) in the Village of Evans Mills, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York and resided at Lacona.  Louella and Dennis had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1) Ethel Mae Daly: Born 11 June 1921 at Lacona, Sandy Creek Township, Oswego County, New York.  Died 24 October 1976, age 55, at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York; interred Boylston-Sandy Creek Wesleyan Cemetery, Lacona Township, Oswego County, New York.

 

Ethel Daly married, as his 1st wife, Kenneth G. Van Brocklin (b. 2 Apr 1914 in Worth Twp, Jefferson Co., NY, d. 14 May 1993 at Sandy Creek, Oswego Co., NY (also seen: d. Pulaski, Oswego Co., NY); interred Richland Cem., Oswego Co.) about 1940 and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Darlene Van Brocklin: Born 22 October 1944 at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.  Died there 6 February 1979; interred Pulaski, Oswego County, New York.  Married Leo E. Remp, Jr. (b. 19 May 1938 in Hartford Co., CT, d. 4 Oct 2014/10 Apr 2014 at Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY), son of Leo and Beatrice (Cullina) Remp, on 8 December 1967 (also seen: m. 12 Aug 1967).  In 1995 Leo resided at Kissimmee, Florida.  

 

(2) Dorothy Helen Daly: Born 27 February 1925 in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 2 April 1988 in the Village of Lacona, Sandy Creek Township, Oswego County, New York.  Married Fay Reid.  Resided at Lacona, New York.

 

(3) Leon Earl Daly: Born 25 June 1933 in the Village of Lacona, Sandy Creek Township, Oswego County, New York.  Died 23 October 2004 in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Resided at Lacona.

 

(4) Ronald D. Daly:  Resided in the Village of Lacona, Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York.

 

(5) Marie Daly: Married Harlef "Al" Alverson.  Resided at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.

 

(g. Erwin/Irwin A. Gardner: (photos)

 

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Born 12 June 1901 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died there in November 1980; interred Black River Cemetery, Rutland Center, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1930 US Census: Erwin Gardner, age 28 (b. NYS) resided in the household headed by his mother, Carrie M. Gardner, age 66 (b. NYS) and widowed, in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1930 US Census: Ora E. Kepler, age 60 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and not employed, was heading a household at 151 North Main Street in the Village of Black River, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 22, and his residence was valued at $4,000.  The household also included his daughter, Loretta K. Kepler, age 26 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and not employed; and son, Louis C. Kepler, age 24 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as a machine tender in a paper mill.

 

1940 US Census: Irwin Gardner, age 38 (b. NYS) and employed as a finisher in a paper mill, resided in the household headed by his father-in-law, Ora Keplar, age 70 (b. NYS) and widowed, with no occupation recorded, in the Village of Black River, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Irwin had completed 8th grade.  The household also included Irwin's wife, Loretta Gardner, age 36 (b. NYS) and employed as an assistant in a doctor's office, who had completed 4 years of high school; and Ora's son, [Louis] Clay Keplar, age 34 (b. NYS) and employed as a laborer in a paper mill, who had completed 3 years of high school.  Irwin's residence was valued at $2,000.  The Keplar's resided in the same township on 1 April 1935; Irwin resided elsewhere in Jefferson County at that time.

 

Erwin Gardner married Loretta K. Kepler (b. 14 Jan 1904 in NYS, d. December 1971 (also seen: alive 1 Jan 1998 at Black River); interred with Erwin) after 1930, but before 1940.

 

(h. Theodore W. Gardner: (more info) Born 29 July 1904 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 14 September 1972 at Black River, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York; interred Black River Cemetery, Rutland Center, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Of Gardnerville.

 

1930 US Census: No record found.

 

1940 US Census: Theodor Gardner, age 35 (b. NYS), was heading a household on the Watertown to Carthage road in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his wife, Katherine, age 28 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade; and son, Theodor Gardner, Jr., age 9, who had completed 3rd grade.

 

Theodore Gardner married Katherine Kelly (b. 3 Feb 1913, d. 25 Dec 1992; interred with Theodore), daughter of William Kelly of 405 Seward Street, Watertown, on 23 March 1930 (license issued 22 Mar 1930) at the Episcopal Church in Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Katherine was a telephone operator for the New York Telephone Company.  Theodore was a paper maker.  Theodore and Katherine had the following son:

 

(1) Theodore W. Gardner, Jr.: Born 19 October 1930.  Died 21 January 1972, age 41, in the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York; interred Black River Cemetery, Rutland Center, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(11. Levi Gardner: Born 5 January 1862 in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York (see Ella, directly below).  Sometimes confused with Dr. Levi Elijah Gardner (b. 17 Jan 1858), son of Ira Gardner, and grandson of Joel Gardner (generation 5 of this annex), who married Carrie A. Christie.

 

Not in his parents' household in 1865, and no record of an internment in Jefferson County, New York; likely interred with his parents in the Quaker Cemetery at LeRaysville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York, where many graves are not marked.

 

(12. Ella Gardner: Born 12 July 1862 in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died there 8 August 1863.  If birth date is accurate, the birth date for his brother, Levi, above, doesn't appear possible.  Not in her parents' household in 1865, and no record of an internment in Jefferson County, New York; likely interred with her parents in the Quaker Cemetery at LeRaysville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York, where many graves are not marked.

 

(13. Huldah Irene Gardner: Born 21 August 1864 in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Last record in 1880 when she was age 15.  Died before 1900, when her mother said 4 of her children were still alive (John (d. 1918); Diantha (d. 1943); Celestia (d. 1925); and Jacob (d. 1914)).  Likely interred with her parents in the Quaker Cemetery at LeRaysville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York, where many graves are not marked.

 

g. David W. Gardner: Born 24 April 1829 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 12 May 1915, age 86, in North Star Township, Gratiot County, Michigan (death certificate names parents as Charles and Susanna (Wood) Gardner).  Employed as a carpenter, then as a farmer.

 

1850 US Census: Justus Belcher, age 43 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $1,935.  The household also included his wife, Cynthia Belcher, age 36 (b. NYS); daughter, Naomi Belcher, age 12 (b. NYS); daughter, Sarah Belcher, age 5 (b. NYS); son, Albert Belcher, age 4 (b. NYS); and son, Gilbert Belcher, age 1 (b. NYS).  Of interest, the, the household headed by Jerusha Belcher, age 44, was enumerated next door.

 

1855 NYS Census: David Gardner, age 48 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), with no record of occupation, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His frame residence was valued at $700, and he had resided in LeRay Township for 2 years.  The household also included his wife, P. [Persis] Gardner, age 26 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), who had resided in LeRay Township for 2 years; daughter, E. A. Gardner, age 6 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), who had resided in LeRay Township for 2 years; and nephew, David Gardner [this is David W. Gardner, son of Charles Gardner, oldest brother of the head of this household], age 25 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a carpenter, who had resided in LeRay Township for his entire life.

 

1860 US Census: David Gardner, age 30 (b. NYS) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Naomi Gardner, age 22 (b. NYS); and son, Justice Gardner, age 3 (b. NYS).

 

1870 US Census: David W. Gardner, age 42 (b. NYS) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in the Village of Hubbardston, Ionia County, Michigan.  His residence was valued at $300, and his personal property was valued at $300.  The household also included his wife, Naomi D. Gardner, age 32 (b. NYS); son, Justice B. Gardner, age 12 (b. NYS); and daughter, Dora S. Gardner, age 8 (b. NYS).

 

1880 US Census: David W. Gardner, age 51 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Naomi Gardner, age 42 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); son, Justus Gardner, age 23 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a farmer; son, Harry C. Gardner, age 7 (b. MI; parents b. NYS); and son, James Gardner, age 4 (b. MI; parents b. NYS).

 

1900 US Census: David J.? Gardner, age 71 (b. Apr 1829 in NYS; parents b. NYS), with no occupation recorded, was heading a household in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife of 44 years, Naomi D. Gardner, age 62 (b. Jan 1838 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 4 children, all still alive.

 

1910 US Census: David W. Gardner, age 81 (b. NYS), resided in the household headed by his son, Harry C. Gardner, age 36 (b. MI) in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

David Gardner married Naomi D. Belcher (b. Jan 1838 in Cape Vincent Twp, Jefferson Co., NYS, d. before 1910 in MI), daughter of Justus and Cynthia (Leonard) Belcher of Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York, about 1856.  Moved to Michigan after 1862 and before 1865.  David and Naoma had the following children:

 

(a. Justus B. Gardner: Born 8 June 1857, age 68, in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 30 January 1926, age 68, in Ithaca Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  Named for his grandfather, Justus Belcher.  Employed as a farmer.

 

1900 US Census: Justis Gardner, age 42 (b. Jun 1857 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in North Star Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife of 18 years, Cora L. Gardner, age 40 (b. Oct 1859 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 1 child, no longer alive; mother-in-law, June/Jane Vail, age 59 (b. Dec 1840 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and widowed; cousin, J. C. Gardner, age 18 (b. Feb 1882 in MI [this is Jay C. Gardner, son of James C. & Catherine (Sower)(Ridenour)(Kostenbader) Gardner]; father b. NYS; mother b. OH) and single, with no record of employment;  and aunt, Catharine Kelly, age 56 (b. Sep 1843 in OH; parents b. PA), who had been married 8 years and had had 3 children, 2 of whom were still alive.

 

1910 US Census: Justus B. Gardner, age 52 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in North Star Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 27 years, Cora L. Gardner, age 49 (b. NYS; father b. Wales; mother b. NYS), who had been married once and had had 1 child, no longer alive; mother-in-law, Jane Vail, age 69 (b. NYS) and widowed, who had had 4 children, 3 of whom were still alive; and hired man, William Rogers, age 20 (b. WI), single, and employed as a farm laborer on the home farm.

 

1920 US Census: Justus B. Gardner, age 62 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and retired, was heading a household on Center Street in Ithaca Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Cora L. Gardner, age 59 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); and roomer, Carrie E. Lusk, age 60 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as a music teacher.

 

1930 US Census: Cora L. Gardner, age 69 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), widowed, and not employed, was heading a single-person household at 424 E. Center Street in the Village of Ithaca, Ithaca Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  She married 1st at age 22, and her residence was valued at $5,000.

 

1940 US Census: Cora L. Gardner, age 79 (b. NYS) and widowed, with no occupation recorded, was heading a household at 424 E. Center Street in the Village of Ithaca, Ithaca Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  She had completed 8th grade, and her residence was valued at $$2,600.  She resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

Justus B. Gardner married Cora L. Vail (b. 10 Oct 1859/60 in NYS, d. 31 Jan 1943, age 82, in Alma Twp, Gratiot Co., MI), daughter of (?) and Jane (?) Vail, about 1882 and had the following child:

 

(1) Child: Born and died before 1900.

 

(b. Dora S. Gardner: Born 26 March 1862 in New York.  Died 2 June 1927, age 65, in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

1880 US Census: Joseph Jarvis, age 27 (b. Canada; parents b. Canada), with no occupation recorded, was heading a household in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Dora Jarvis, age 18 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1900 US Census: Joseph Jarvis, age 48 (b. Sep 1851 in French-speaking Canada; parents b. French-speaking Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, New York.  He immigrated to the US in 1863 and was subsequently naturalized.  The household also included his wife of 21 years, Dora Jarvis, age 38 (b. Mar 1862 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 3 children, 2 of whom were still alive; daughter, Edith Jarvis, age 14 (b. Apr 1886 in MI); and daughter, Olive Jarvis, age 8 (b. Mar 1892 in MI).

 

1910 US Census: Joseph Jarvis/Janis, age 58 (b. NYS; parenst b. French-speaking Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 31 years, Dora Janis, age 48 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married once and had had 2 children, both still alive; and daughter, Olive Ann Janis, age 18 (b. MI), single, and employed as a public school teacher.

 

1920 US Census: Joseph Jarvis, age 68 (b. Canada; parents b. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He immigrated to the US in 1872 and became a naturalized citizen in 1885.  The household also included his wife, Dora S. Jarvis, age 57 (b. NYS); and daughter, Olive N. Jarvis, age 27 (b. MI), single, and employed as a clerk in a general store.

 

Dora Gardner married Joseph Jaris (b. Sep 1851/50 in French-speaking Canada, d. 1948 in MI; interred New Haven Twp Cem., New Haven Center, Gratiot Co., MI) about 1879 and had the following children:

 

(1) Child: Still born 1 February 1881 in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

(2) Edith Jarvis: Born 23 April 1886 in New Haven/North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

(3) Olive Ann/M. Jarvis: Born 18 March 1892 in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  Died 18 July 1970 at Saint Johns, Clinton County, Michigan; interred Saint Marys Cemetery, Carson City, Montcalm County, Michigan.

 

1930 US Census: James P. Donohue, age 40 (b. MI) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He married 1st at age 30.  The household also included his wife, Olive M. Donohue, age 38 (b. MI), who married 1st at age 28; son, Walter J. Donohue, age 7 (b. MI); daughter, Virginia R. Donohue, age 5 (b. MI); son, Francis L. Donohue, age 3 years and 5 months (b. MI); and boarder, Royal H. Charter, age 21 (b. MI; parents b. OH), single, and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1940 US Census: James Donohue, age 48 (b. MI) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $2,000.  The household also included his wife, Olive Donohue, age 48 (b. MI), who had completed 2 years of college; son, Joseph Donohue, age 18 (b. MI) and single, with no occupation recorded, who had completed 3 years of high school; son, Walter Donohue, age 17 (b. MI) and single, with no occupation recorded, who had completed 3 years of high school; daughter, Virginia Donohue, age 15 (b. MI); son, Francis Donohue, age 13 (b. MI); and daughter, Edith Donohue, age 8 (b. MI).  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

At age 28 Olive M. Jarvis married James P. Donohue (b. North Shade Twp, Gratiot Co., MI), age 30, son of Joseph (b. Irish Free State) and Katherine (Barrett) Donohue (b. OH), on 10 November 1920 (license issued 1 Nov 1920) at Carson City, Gratiot County, Michigan and had the following children:

 

(a) Joseph J. Donohue: Born about 1922 in Michigan.

 

1930 US Census: Joseph J. Donohue, age 8 (b. MI) resided in the household headed by his grandmother, Catherine Donohue, age 68 (b. OH) and widowed, in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

1940 US Census: Joseph Donohue, age 18 (b. MI) and single, with no occupation recorded, resided with his parents in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

(b) Walter J. Donohue: Born about 1923 in Michigan.

 

(c) Virginia Rose Donohue: Born 26 June 1924 at Perrinton, Fulton Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  Died 12 June 2010, age 87.  Employed as a registered nurse.  Married John Lewis Miller in 1947 and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[1. James G. Miller: In 2012 resided in California.

 

[2. Daniel J. Miller: Married Debbie (?) and in 2012 resided in Michigan.

 

[3. Nancy A. Miller: Married Robert Merriman and in 2012 resided in Michigan.

 

[4. Susan T. Miller: Married Robert Peterson and in 2012 resided in Oregon.

 

(d) Francis Leo Donohue: Born 30 October 1926 in Michigan.

 

(e) Edith Donohue: Born about 1932 in Michigan. 

 

(c. Charles Henry Gardner "Harry": Born 3 June 1873 in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  Died there 4 October 1950; interred Payne Cemetery, Maple Rapids, North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

1900 US Census: Charles H. Gardner, age 26 (b. Jun 1873 in MI; parents b. NYS) and employed as a horse farrier, was heading a household in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife of 7 years, Nora Jane Gardner, age 24 (b. Sep 1875 in MI; parents b. NYS), who had had 3 children, all still alive; daughter, Mabel M. Gardner, age 6 (b. Dec 1893 in MI; parents b. MI); daughter, Vinal V. Gardner, age 4 (b. Sep 1895 in MI; parents b. MI); and daughter, Mildred A. Gardner, age 10 months (b. Aug 1899 in MI; parents b. MI).

 

1910 US Census: Harry C. Gardner, age 36 (b. MI; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 18 years, Nora J. Gardner, age 34 (b. MI; parents b. NYS), who had been married once and had had 4 children, 3 of whom were still alive; daughter, Mabel M. Gardner, age 16 (b. MI) and single; daughter, Mildred A. Gardner, age 10 (b. MI); son, Jay M. Gardner, age 5 (b. MI); father, David W. Gardner, age 81 (b. NYS) and widowed, with his own income; and boarder, Sherman Sherwood, age 22 (b. MI; parents b. MI) and employed as a well digger [Sherman married Harry's daughter, Mabel, in 1911].

 

1918 WWI Draft Registration: Chas. Harry Gardner, age 45 (b. 3 Jun 1873) and employed as a farmer, resided with his wife, Nora Gardner, at Route 2 Middleton, Fulton Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

1920 US Census: Charles H. Gardner, age 46 (b. MI; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Nora J. Gardner, age 44 (b. MI; parents b. NYS); and son, Jay M. Gardner, age 13 (b. MI).

 

1930 US Census: Harry C. Gardner, age 56 (b. MI; parents b. NYS) and employed as a laborer in the truck driver industry, was heading a household in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He married 1st at age 18.  The household also included his wife, Nora J. Gardner, age 54 (b. MI; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 16; daughter, Mildred A. Jolls, age 30 (b. MI; parents b. MI); son, Jay M. Gardner, age 25 (b. MI; parents b. MI) and employed as a laborer in the truck driver industry; grandson, Lewis M. Jolls, age 7 (b. MI; parents b. MI); and boarder, Ross K. Clegg, age 43 (b. IL) [who married (2nd) daughter, Mildred (Gardner) Jolls].

 

1940 US Census: Harry Gardner, age 66 (b. MI) and employed as a laborer in the well digging industry, was heading a household in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He had completed 7th grade, and his residence was valued at $300.  The household also included his wife, Nora Gardner, age 64 (b. MI), who had completed 8th grade; and son, Jay Gardner, age 35 (b. MI), single, and employed as a mechanic in a garage, who had completed 7th grade.  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

At age 20 Charles Gardner married Nora Jane Guernsey (b. Sep 1875 in MI, d. 1955; interred with Charles), age 16, daughter of Aaron and M. (Hogal) Guernsey, on 6 January 1892 in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan, and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1) Mabel M. Gardner: Born December 1893 in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

1920 US Census: Sherman M. Sherwood, age 32 (b. MI; parents b. MI) and employed as a mason and carpenter in the housing industry, was heading a household in Fulton Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Mable M. Sherwood, age 26 (b. MI; parents b. MI); son, Jean L. Sherwood, age 7 (b. MI); daughter, Ruth L. Sherwood, age 3 years and 4 months (b. MI); daughter, Nora N. Sherwood, age 1 year and 9 months (b. MI); and daughter, Wanda E. Sherwood, age 1 month (b. MI).

 

1930 US Census: Sherman M. Sherwood, age 42 (b. MI; parents b. MI) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Lebanon Township, Clinton County, Michigan.  He married 1st at age 24.  The household also included his wife, Mabel M. Sherwood, age 36 (b. MI; parents b. MI), who married 1st at age 18; son, Eugene L. Sherwood, age 17 (b. MI); daughter, Ruth L. Sherwood, age 13 (b. MI); daughter, Nora N. Sherwood, age 12 (b. MI); daughter, Wanda E. Sherwood, age 10 (b. MI); daughter, Grace E. Sherwood, age 6 (b. MI); and daughter, Bertha J. Sherwood, age 2 years and 9 months (b. MI).

 

1940 US Census: Sherman Sherwood, age 52 (b. MI) and employed as a carpenter contractor n the building construction industry, was heading a household at Vestaburg, Richland Township, Montcalm County, Michigan.  His residence was valued at $1,000, and he had completed 6th grade.  The household also included his wife, Mable Sherwood, age 46 (b. MI), who had completed 8th grade; daughter, Nora Sherwood, age 22 (b. MI) and single, with no occupation recorded, who had completed 8th grade; daughter, Esther Sherwood, age 17 (b. MI) and single, with no occupation recorded, who had completed 2 years of high school; daughter, June Sherwood, age 12 (b. MI); and lodger, Nyle Erskin, age 20 (b. MI), single, and employed as a gas station attendant, who had completed 4 years of high school [subsequently married their daughter, Nora].  On 1 April 1935 they resided in Montcalm County, Michigan.

 

At age 18, while a resident of Middleton, Michigan, Mabel Gardner married Sherman M. Sherwood (b. abt 1887 in Clinton Co., MI), age 24 and also a resident of Middleton, son of Albert and Lorena (Hull) Sherwood, on 21 December 1911 (license issued 20 Dec 1911) at Perrinton, Fulton County, Gratiot County, Michigan and had the following children:

 

(a) Eugene "Jean" L. Sherwood: Born about 1913 in Michigan.

 

1930 US Census: Eugene L. Sherwood, age 17, resided with his parents in Lebanon Township, Clinton County, Michigan.  It appears Eugene Sherwood, age 17, may also have been enumerated in the household headed by Floyd L. Warner, age 34, in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

(b) Ruth L. Sherwood: Born about 1916 in Michigan.

 

(c) Nora Naomi Sherwood: Born 28 March 1918 Michigan.  Died 12 October 1996 at Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan (also seen: d. Vestaburg, Montcalm Co., MI).  Married Nyle Erskine, son of Royal B. and Mary E. (?) Erskin, who resided in her parents' household in 1940, and had the following children:

 

[1. Child: (female) Born and died 11 May 1942 at Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan.

 

[2. Norman Dean Erskine: Born 16 November 1943 at Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan.  Died  there 25 January 1944.

 

(d) Wanda E. Sherwood: Born about 1920 in Michigan.

 

(e) Grace Estelle Sherwood "Estelle": Born about 1924 in Michigan.

 

(f) Bertha June Sherwood "June": Born about 1927 in Michigan.

 

(2) Vinal V. Gardner: (female) Born 8 August/September 1895 in Michigan.  Died 20 July 1906 in Gratiot County, Michigan; interred Payne Cemetery, North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

(3) Mildred A. Gardner: Born 23 August 1899 in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

1920 US Census: Lewis M. Jolls, age 21 (b. MI; parents b. MI) and employed hauling milk in the milk condensing industry, was heading a household in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Mildred A. Jolls, age 20 (b. MI; parents b. MI); and daughter, Arlene L. Jolls, age less than 1 month (b. MI).

 

1930 US Census: Mildred A. Jolls, age 30, and her son, Lewis M. Jolls, age 7, resided in the household headed by her father in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

1940 US Census: Rosss Clagg, age 53 (b. IL), with no record of employment, was heading a household at 213 Center Street in the Village of Ithaca, Ithaca Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his wife, Mildred Clagg, age 40 (b. MI) and employed as a clerk in a retail store, who had completed 8th grade; son, Willard Clagg, age 23 (b. IL), single, and employed as a laborer in the elevator industry, who had completed 8th grade; and stepson, Lewis Jolls, age 17 (b. MI), single, and employed as a janitor in an office, who had completed 2 years of high school.  On 1 April 1935 they resided elsewhere in rural Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

Mildred Gardner married (1st) Lewis M. Jolls (b. MI); divorced 1928.  Mildred and Lewis had the following children:

 

(a) Arlene L. Jolls: Born 8 December 1919 in Michigan.  Died 11 December 1923 in Brighton Township, Livingston County, Michigan; interred Payne Cemetery, Maple Rapids, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

(b) Lewis M. Jolls, Jr.: Born 30 March 1923 at Middleton, Fulton Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  Died 30 May 2009 in Oxnard, Ventura County, California.  Married Lillian Marie Weimer (b. 12 Dec 1926 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL, d. 27 Dec 2005 at Camarillo, Ventura Co., CA), daughter of Harold Melvin and Anna (Nemanis) Weimer, on 11 February 1945 at Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada and had at least the following daughter:

 

[1. Marilyn Jolls: Born 30 July 1947 in Alma Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  Died 12 November 2002 at Oxnard, Ventura County, California.

 

At age 31 Mildred (Gardner) Jolls married (2nd), as his 2nd wife, widower (since 1929) Ross K. Clagg/Clegg (b. 19 Jul 1886 in Jasper Co., IL), age 44, son of Jessie B. (b. OH) and Anna (Long) Clagg (b. OH), about 4 August 1930 in Steuben County, Indiana.  Of interest, in 1930 Ross resided with Mildred in her parents' household (see above).

 

(4) Jay M. Gardner: Born 1904 in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  Died there 1963; interred with his parents in Payne Cemetery, Maple Rapids, North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan

 

(5) Child: Died young.

 

(d. James A. Gardner: Born 20 July 1875 in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  Veteran of the Spanish-American War; enlisted 15 June 1898 (age 22) at Grand Rapids, Michigan; discharded 22 June 1899 at Camp Meade.

 

1900 US Census: James A. Gardner [son of Naomi D. (Belcher) Gardner], age 24 (b. Jul 1875 in MI; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as a salesman for a meat market, resided in the household headed by his cousin, James E. Belcher, age 37 (b. Mar 1863 in MI; parents b. NYS) and employed as a butcher and provisions dealer, in the Village of Hubbardston, North Plains Township, Ionia County, Michigan.  The household also included James Belcher's wife of 19 years, Mary E. Belcher, age 35 (b. Sep 1864 in MI; father b. ME; mother b. OH), who had had 3 children, 2 of whom were still alive; son, Leonard N. Belcher, age 11 (b. Dec 1888 in MI; parents b. MI); son, Arlington Belcher, age 2 (b. Jul 1897 in MI; parents b. MI); and brother, Hiram Belcher, age 52 (b. Nov 1837 [should be 1847] in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a wheelright, who had been married 27 years.

 

1910 US Census: James A. Gardner, age 34 (b. MI; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 5 years, Ida A. Gardner, age 30 (b. MI; parents b. French-speaking Canada), who had been married once and had had 1 child, still alive; and son, David C. Gardner, age 11 months (b. MI; parents b. MI).

 

1918 WWI Draft Registration: James A. Gardner, age 43 (b. 20 Jul 1875) and self employed as a carpenter, resided with his wife, Ida A. Gardner, on S. State Street in Alma, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

1930 US Census: James A. Gardner, age 54 (b. MI; parents b. NYS) and retired, was heading a household at 117 S. State Street in the City of Alma, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He married 1st at age 29, and his residence was valued at $1,700.  The household also included his wife, Ida A. Gardner, age 50 (b. NYS; parents b. English-speaking Canada), who married 1st at age 25; and son, David C. Gardner, age 20 (b. MI; father b. MI; mother b. NYS), single, and employed as a messenger for Western Union Telegraph.

 

1940 US Census: James Gardener, age 64 (b. MI) and a retired veteran of the Spanish Amierican War, was heading a household at 117 S. State Street in the City of Alma, Alma Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He had completed grade 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $2,000.  The household also included his wife, Ida Gardener, age 60 (b. NYS), who had completed 7th grade; son, David Gardener, age 30 (b. MI) and employed as an artist at home, who had completed 8th grade; and daughter-in-law, Juanita Gardener, age 19 (b. FL), who had completed 4 years of high school.  On 1 April 1935 James, Ida, and David resided in the same house; Juanita resided at Tampa, Florida.

 

At age 29, when a resident of North Shade, Michigan, James Gardner married Ida A. Brault (b. NYS), age 25 and a resident of Springfield, Massachusetts, daughter of (?) and Matilda (Jarvis) Brault, on 30 March 1905 (license issued same day) at Carson City, Gratiot County, Michigan and had the following son:

 

(1) David Carl Gardner: Born 1909 in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  Died 27 October 1990 at Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florda.  Married Juanita A. (?) (b. 7 Jun 1920 in FL, d. 11 Sep 2013 at Melech Hospice House, Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Ruth Gardner.

 

(b) David James Gardner.  Married Nancy (?).

 

(c) Jeanne A. Gardner: Married (?) Fenton.

 

(d) Sherry L. Gardner: Married (?) Mullins.

 

h. Chalkley/Chalky Gardner: (more info) Born 22 February 1831 in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 18 July 1875; age 44 years, 4 months, 26 days; interred Quaker Burying Ground, LeRaysville.

 

1850 US Census: Chalkley Gardner, age 19, born in New York State, and employed as a laborer resided in the household of Samuel G. Slocum (age 45, b. MA, employed as a merchant) in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York [ note: Samuel Slocum (d. 25 May 1874, age 69) was the founder of Slocumville, LeRay Twp].  The household also included Calib Slocum (age 16); Mattison Slocum (age 12); Mehitable Slocum (age 71); Phebe Slocum (age 36); Eliza Ann Slocum (age 11); and Jane Slocum (age 8).

 

1855 NYS Census: No record found.

 

1860 US Census: Chalky Gardner, age 29 (b. NYS) and employed as a farm hand, resided in the household headed by Joseph Child, age 75 (b. PA) in LeRay Township (LeRaysville Post Office), Jefferson County, New York.

 

1865 NYS Census: Chackly/Chockly Gardner, age 34 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He owned 18 acres of improved land.  The household also included his wife, Mary Ann Gardner, age 30 (b. Canada) and mother of 2; son, Prince A., age 2 years and 6 months (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and son, Grant Gardner, age 10 months.

 

1870 US Census: Chalkley, age 39 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township.  The household also included his wife, Mary Jane Gardner (age 35); son, Prince Gardner (age 8); son, Grant Gardner (age 6); daughter, May Bell Gardner (age 2 months); and Diantha Gardner (age 18)[dau of Edwin Gardner].  All were born in New York State.

 

1875 NYS Census: Chalkley Gardner, age 44 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary J. Gardner, age 40 (b. Canada); son, Prince A. Gardner, age 12 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Joseph G. Gardner, age 10 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and daughter, Mable Gardner, age 5 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: Mary J. Gardner, age 45, b. Canada (as were her parents), and keeping house, was heading a household in LeRay Township.  The household also included her son, Prince A. Gardner (age 17, b. NYS); son, Grant J. Gardner (age 15, b. NYS); and daughter, May Belle Gardner (age 10, b. NYS).

 

Chalkley Gardner married Mary Jane Wood (b. abt 1835 in Canada, d. ; likely interred with Chalkley in the Quaker Burial Ground, LeRay Twp) of Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York (no close relation to Chalkley’s father’s brother’s wife.  Chalkley and Mary had the following children:

 

(1. Prince Albert Gardner: (more info) Born 18 November 1862 at Gardnerville (near Evans Mills), LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York (also seen: b. Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY).  Died 29 December 1942, age 80; interred St. Louis, Missouri.  In 1883 resided in Atlanta, Georgia.  Went west, where he owned and operated a leather goods factory, which made, among other things, Prince Gardner billfolds.  Later became a salesman for a leather goods company and traveled both domestically and internationally.  Resided at Los Angeles, California.

 

1900 US Census: [note: age and date for Prince and Alice are reversed, and birth of parents for both wrong] P. A. Gardner, age 34 (b. Nov 1865 in NYS; parents b. Canada) and employed as a merchant, was heading a household at 1828 Sumter Street in Columbia Township, Richland County, South Carolina County.  The household also included his wife of 13 years, Alice T. Gardner, age 37 (b. Nov 1862 in SC; father b. NYS; mother b. SC), who had had 3 children, 2 of whom were still alive; daughter, St. Lawrence Gardner, age 7 (b. Jun 1892 in SC); and son, Pr Albert Gardner, age 5 (b. Dec 1894 in SC).

 

1905 NYS Census: P. Albert Gardner, age 40 and employed as a manufacturer of novelties, was heading a household in the Borough of Manhattan, New York County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Alice Gardner, age 36; daughter, St. Lawrence Gardner, age 12; and son, P. Albert Gardner.

 

1910 US Census: Prince A. Gardner, age 47 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a manufacturer of art novelties, was heading a household at 510 West 146th Street in the Borough of Manhattan, New York City, Kings County, New York.  He had been married twice.  The household also included his wife of 22 years, Alice Gardner, age 44 (b. SC; parents b. SC), who had been married once and had had 2 children, both still alive; daughter, St. Lawrence Gardner, age 16 (b. SC; father b. NYS; mother b. SC) and single; and son, Prince A. Gardner, Jr., age 15 (b. SC; father b. NYS; mother b. SC).

 

1920 US Census: No record found.

 

1930 US Census: Albert P. Gardner, age 67 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. English-speaking Canada); and employed as a manufacturer of leather goods, was heading a household at 6317 Southwood Street in the City of Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri.  He married 1st at age 26.  The household also included his wife, Alice Gardner, age 63 (b. SC; parents b. SC), who married 1st at age 22; and Alice Leber, age 19 (b. IL; father b. Italy; mother b. IL), single, and employed as a maid for a private family.  Of interest, the household headed by his son-in-law, Joshua M. Chilton, age 41, was enumerated next door (perhaps under the same roof).

 

Prince Gardner married (1st) (?) after 1880 - probably in the South, where he resided in 1883 (Atlanta).

 

Prince Gardner married (2nd) Alice Farrow (b. 28/18 Nov 1865 at Spartanburg, SC), daughter of Abner T. (b. 2 Feb 1832 at Spartanburg, SC, d. 4 Sep 1913) and Melissa Caroline (Reed) Farrow (b. 5/15 Apr 1832 at Spartanburg, SC, d. 19 Dec 1888), on 29 August 1888 and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Child: Died young.

 

(b. St Lawrence Gardner: (female) Born 13 June 1892 in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1920 US Census: No record found.

 

1930 US Census: Joshua M. Chilton, age 41 (b. MO; father b. MO; mother b. OK) and employed by Purina Mills, was heading a household at 6317 Southwood Street in the City of Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri.  He married 1st at age 31.  The household also included his wife, St. Lawrence Chilton, age 36 (b. SC; father b. NYS; mother b. SC), who married 1st at age 26; daughter, Alice L. Chilton, age 7 (b. CO); daughter, Dorothy H. Chilton, age 7 (b. CO); and Mary Chilton, age 11 months (b. MO).  Of interest, the household headed by his father-in-law, Albert P. Gardner, age 67, was enumerated next door (perhaps under the same roof).

 

1940 US Census: Joshua M. Chilton, age 51 (b. MO) and employed as manager of grain elevators, was heading a household at 4600 Edina Blvd in the Village of Edina, Hennepin County, Minnesota.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $18,000.  The household also included his wife, St. Lawrence Chilton, age 46 (b. SC), who had completed 2 years of college; Alice L. Chilton, age 18 (b. CO), who had complete 3 years of high school; daughter, Dorothy H. Chilton, age 16 (b. CO), who had completed 2 years of high school; daughter, Mary St. Lawrence Chilton, age 10 (b. MO); servant, Ethel E. Kissemann, age 21 (b. WI), single, and employed as a maid for a private family, who had completed 4 years of high school; and servant, Martha Wallstedt, age 35 (b. MN), single, and employed as a maid for a private family, who had completed 4 years of high school.

 

St. Lawrence Gardner married Joshua M. Chilton of Minneapolis, Minnesota and had the following children:

 

(1) Alice L. Chilton: Born about 1922 in Colorado.

 

(2) Dorothy H. Chilton: Born about 1824 in Colorado.

 

(3) Mary St. Lawrence Chilton: Born about 1930 in Missouri.

 

(c. Prince Albert Gardner, Jr.: Born 18 December 1894 in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 22 February 1959.

 

1920 US Census: No record found.

 

1930 US Census: No record found.

 

1940 US Census: No record found.

 

Prince Gardner, Jr. married Leah L. (?).  Resided at Los Angeles, California.

 

(2. Joseph Grant Gardner "Grant": Born August 1864 in New York.  Died 20 November 1924, age 60; interred Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Employed as a farmer near Evans Mills, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York (92 acres per Child's Business Directory).

 

1900 US Census: Grant Gardiner, age 35 (b. Aug 1864 in NYS; parents b. NYS), widowed, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his son, William Gardiner, age 10 (b. Nov 1889; parents b. NYS); son, Floyd Gardiner, age 5 (b. Oct 1894; parents b. NYS); and Malissa Gardiner, age 46 (b. Mar 1859 in NYS; parents b. NYS), widowed, and employed in the home as a house keeper [daughter of Daniel Gardner (b. abt 1817) of Clayton Twp, Jefferson Co., NY].

 

1905 NYS Census: Grant J. Gardiner, age 40, was heading a household at the intersection of Pine Plains and Bedlam Road in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Alice E. Gardner, age 32; son, Welton P. Gardner, age 15; and son, Floyd G. Gardner, age 10.

 

1915 NYS Census: Grant J. Gardner, age about 50, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Alice E. Gardner, age about 41; son, Welton P. Gardner, age about 25; and son, Floyd G. Gardner, age about 20.  Of interest, Floyd was also enumerated in another household (on page 23) in LeRay Township, where he was employed as a servant.

 

1910 US Census: Grant J., age 45 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. OH) and employed as a farm operator (home farm), was heading a household in LeRay Township.  He had been married twice.  The household also included his wife of 9 years, Alice E. Gardner, age 38 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married once and had had no children; son, Welton P. Gardner, age 20, single, and employed as a farm laborer (home farm); son, Floyd G. Gardner, age 15 , single); and mother-in-law, Amelia C. Scoville, age 72 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), and widowed, who had had 4 children, 1 of whom was still alive.

 

1920 US Census: Grant Gardner, age 57 and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household on Mud Street Road in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Alice Gardner (age 46); and son, Welton Gardner (age 30, single).

 

Grant J. Gardner married (1st) Debbie Gates, daughter of Amelia C. Scoville, and had the following children:

 

(a. Welton Prince Gardner: Born 23/25 November 1889 in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 1967; interred Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Employed as a farmer.

 

1918 WWI Draft Registration: Welton P. Gardner, age 27 (b. 23 Nov 1889 in LeRay Twp, Jefferson Co., NY), single, and employed as a farm laborer on the family farm, resided at RFD #1, Evans Mills, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1930 US Census: Welton R. Gardner, age 40 (1st m. age 38) and employed as a general farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Ava M. Gardner (age 37, 1st m. age 35); and daughter, Evelyn M. Gardner (age 2 months).

 

1940 US Census: Welton Gardner, age 50 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Bedlam Road, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Welton had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his wife, Ava Gardner, age 47, who had completed 8th grade; and daughter, Evelyn Gardner, age 10, who had completed 5th grade. 

  

At age 38 Welton Gardner married Ava Marie Bryant (b. 1 Mar 1892 in Orleans Twp, Jefferson Co., NY), age 35, daughter of Charles and Grace (Tallman) Bryant, on 20 September 1928 (license issued 19 Sep 1928) at Evans Mills, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York and resided until 1941 in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  In late 1941 moved, as did their neighbors, to facilitate the expansion of Pine Camp, and settled at 211 Francis Street, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Welton W. and Ava M. (Bryant) Gardner had the following daughter:

 

(1) Evelyn Marie Gardner: (more info) Born 27 May 1929 near Evans Mills, Jefferson County, New York.  Died Monday, 1957, age 28; took her own life at her residence in Watertown about 1 week before her planned marriage to Frank Gallo, who was employed in the claims office of the Allstate Insurance Company, Watertown; interred Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium, Jefferson County, New York.  Evelyn attended a rural grammar school in LeRay Township before moving with her parents in 1941 (age 12) to Watertown.  Attended North Junior High School, Watertown, and graduated from Watertown High School in February 1948.  Subsequently graduated from the Watertown School of Commerce with a specialization in secretarial science.  Resided with Frank Gallo at 273 Paddock Street, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Evelyn had been employed in the office of the County Judge, then the H. E. Weaver Corporation, then the Allstate Insurance Company.

 

(b. Floyd G. Gardner: (more info) Born 15 October 1894.  Died January 1979; interred Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.   Resided on the Black River Road.  Owned and operated 3 dairy farms on the Calcium Road.  Retired in 1946 and moved to 117 Flower Avenue, West, selling their farms to sons, Donald, Ernest, and Howard.  In 1964 moved last to the Black River Road (329 Clay Street).

       

1920 US Census: Floyd Gardner, age 28 (sp) and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household on Mud Street Road in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Laura Gardner (age 21); daughter, Verna Gardner (age 2 years and 4 months); and daughter, Roberta Gardner (age 1 year and 0 months).

 

1930 US Census: Floyd G. Gardner, age 35 (1st m. age 21) and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household in Pamelia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Loral I. Gardner (age 32, 1st m. age 17); son, Vernon F. Gardner (age 12); son, Robert L. Gardner (age 11); son, Donald G. Gardner (age 10); son, Ernest M. Gardner (age 6); son, Howard W. Gardner (age 4 years and 4 months); daughter, Wilma V. Gardner (age 2 years and 11 months); and daughter, Thelma I. Gardner (age 1 year and 2 months).

 

1940 US Census: Floyd G. Gardner, age 45 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Pamelia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his wife, Laura I. Gardner, age 42 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade; son, Donald G. Gardner, age 19 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a farm hand, who had completed 4 years of high school; son, Earnest F. Gardner, age 16 (b. NYS) and not employed, who had completed 1 year of high school; son, Howard W. Gardner, age 15 (b. NYS), who had completed 2 years of high school; daughter, Wilma V. Gardner, age 13 (b. NYS), who had completed 7th grade; daughter, Thelma I. Gardner, age 11 (b. NYS), who had completed 5th grade; and daughter, Belva A. Gardner, age 10 (b. NYS), who had completed 6th grade.  They all resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.  Of interest, the household headed by Floyd's son, Robert L. Gardner was enumerated 2 doors away.

 

  At age 21 Floyd G. Gardner married Laura “Loral” I. Brown (b. 26 Mar 1898, d. 14  Nov 1971, age 73; interred with Floyd), age 17, daughter of John Brown (b. Canada) and Viola E. (Porter)(Brown) Hadley (b. LeRay Twp, NY), on 12 February 1916 (license issued 3 Feb 1916) in the parsonage of the Stone Street Presbyterian Church, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Floyd and Laura had the following children:

 

(1) Vernon F. Gardner: Born 10 August 1917 in New York.  Died 8 July 2009, age 91; interred Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  In 1966 resided at Calcium, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(2) Robert Louis Gardner: (photos) (more info) Born 22 March 1919.

 

1930 US Census: Thomas B. Boni, age 41 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Denmark Township, Lewis County, New York.  He married 1st at age 20.  The household also included his wife, Anna G. Boni, age 40 (b. NYS; father b. England; mother b. English-speaking Canada), who married 1st at age 19; son, Robert H. Boni, age 17 (b. NYS); daughter, Helen B. Bona, age 15 (b. NYS); son, Charles T. Bona, age 13 (b. NYS); daughter, Gladys B. Bona, age 10 (b. NYS); and daughter, Julia M. Bona, age 4 years and 9 months (b. NYS).

 

1940 US Census: Robert L. Gardner, age 21 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Pamelia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 4 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Gladys B. Gardner, age 19 (b. NYS), who had completed 4 years of high school.  They resided in the same township on 1 April 1935.

 

Robert L. Gardner married Gladys B. Boni (b. abt 1921 in NYS), daughter of Thomas and Anna G. (?) Boni of Copenhagen, Denmark Township, Lewis County, New York, on 8 June 1939 in the Grace Episcopal Church, Copenhagen, New York.  Robert and (?) resided on Pearl Street Road and had the following children:

 

(a) Barbara Gardner: Married Alfred Heldig and resided at Munich, Germany.

 

(b) Bonny Gardner: Graduated from Oswego State University College in June 1964.  Subsequently taught school at LaPuente, California.

 

(c) Janet Gardner: Married Michael Modlin and resided at 600 Pine Street, Watertown, New York.  Janet and Michael had the following son:

 

[1. Christopher Modlin.

 

(d) Jerry Gardner. 

 

(e) Marjorie Gardner: Married (?) Brown and resided in Kansas.  Had the following children:

 

[1. Janet Marie Brown: (photos) Born about 1951.  In 1969 was in college at Russell, Kansas.

 

[2. Paul Allen Brown: (photos) Born about 1953.

 

(3) Donald G. Gardner: (photos) (more info) Born 18 January 1921 in New York.  Died 14 February 2009, age 88, at Calcium, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York; interred there in Sanford Corners Cemetery.  Since marriage owned and operated a farm on Route 11 (the Calcium Road) near Evans Mills, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Bernice Staie (more info) (b. 22 Jun 1923 in Chaumont Twp, Jefferson Co., NY, d. Nov 2014, age 91, in Jefferson Co., NY; interred with Donald), daughter of Richard William and Florence E. (?) Staie, on 15 June 1947 and had the following children:

 

(a) Donald "Don" Leon Gardner, Jr.: (photos) (also seen: Donald G.) Started college 1965.  Married Diane M. (?)

  

(b) Jean M. Gardner: (photos) Married Richard Doell.

 

(c. Judith "Judy" A. Gardner: (photos) Married Kenneth R. Piarulli.

 

(d) David B. Gardner: (photos) Born 27 April 1955 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 31 August 2011, age 56 at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York; interred Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(e) Daniel "Dan" T. Gardner: (photos) (more info) Born 18 May 1959 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 21 December 2016, age 57; interred Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(f. Joyce "Joy" R. Gardner: (photos) Married John M. Pignone.

 

(g. Jennifer M. Gardner: (photos) Married Michael A. Crestani.

 

(h) Douglas A. Gardner: (photos) Married Kimberlee D. (?).

 

(4) Ernest Merle Gardner: Born 12 March 1924 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 18 February 2011, age 86, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York; interred Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  In 1966 resided on the Calcium Road.

 

(5) Howard W. Gardner: Born 1925.  Died 2003, age 77, in Mercy of Northern New York, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York; interred Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  In 1966 resided on the Calcium Road.  Married Mary E. (?) (b. 1930, d. 1994 in Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY; interred with Howard).

 

(6) Wilma V. Gardner: Born 1 April 1927 in Pamelia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 24 March 2017, age 89, at the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York; interred Brownville Cemetery, Brownville Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Graduated from Watertown High School.  Married Harry S. Schwietzer (b. 1917, d. 1987; interred with Wilma) on 24 June 1945 at Watertown and resided on the Perch River Road.  Wilma and Harry had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Sharon E. Schweitzer: Married Dalon P. Crump.

 

(b) Ronald F. Schweitzer: Married Judy (?) and resided in Florida.

 

(c) Reginald J. Schweitzer: Married Diane (?).

 

(d) Wayne R. Schweitzer.

 

(e) Steven S. Schweitzer.

 

(f) Craig A. Schweitzer.

 

(7) Thelma Gardner: Married John W. Rogers and resided on the Sackets Harbor Road.

 

(8) Belva A. Gardner: Born 12 April 1930.  Died 6 June 2004 in United Helpers Cedars Nursing Home, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York; interred Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Frank Golja and resided at 1998 State Street, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

About 1901 Grant J. Gardner married (2nd) Alice Scoville (b. abt 1877 in NYS), daughter of (?) and Ashelia C. Scoville (b. abt 1838).  Apparently no children.

 

(3. May Belle "Mabel" Gardner: Born about 1870 in New York.  Last record 1880, when she was age 10 and resided with her parents, Chalkley and Mary Jane (Wood) Gardner, in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  No record of interment in Jefferson County, so, unless she married, her remains were likely interred with her parents in the Quaker Burying Ground at LeRaysville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York, where many graves are not marked.

 

i. Lydia "Liddie" W. Gardner: Born 28 June 1833 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 12 May 1917 in North Star Township, Gratiot County, Michigan; interred New Haven Township Cemetery, New Haven Center, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

1850 US Census: Daniel North, age 47 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $400.  The household also included his wife, Hannah North, age 41 (b. NYS); daughter, Lucy Ann North, age 21 (b. NYS), and son, Gilson North, age 19 (b. NYS) and employed as a laborer.

 

1860 US Census: Gilson North, age 27 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township (Evans Mills Post Office), Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $280, and his personal property was valued at $200.  The household also included his mother, Hannah North, age 51 (b. NYS); brother, Melvin North, age 8 (b. NYS); grandfather, John Thomas, age 82 (b. PA); and wife, Lydia W. North, age 27 (b. NYS).  Of interest, the household headed by Lewis Gardner, age 38 and employed as a stone mason, was enumerated next door.

 

1865 NYS Census: Gilson L. North, age 32 (b. Jefferson Co., NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lydia North, age 31 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); mother, Hannah North, age 56 (b. Saratoga Co., NY) and widowed, who had been married once and had had 4 children; and brother, Milvin North, age 13 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).  Of interest, the household headed by Edwin Gardner, age 37, was enumerated next door.

 

1870 US Census: Gilson T. North, age 37 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Lebanon Township (Hubbardston Post Office), Clinton County, Michigan.  His real estate was valued at $1,500, and his personal property was valued at $215.  The household also included his wife, Lydia North, age 36 (b. NYS); mother, Hannah North, age 61 (b. NYS); and brother, Melvin North, age 17 (b. NYS) and employed working on the home farm.  Of interest, the household headed by Lydia's older brother, Lewis Gardner, age 48, was enumerated on the same census page.

 

1880 US Census: Gilson T. North, age 47 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Lebanon Township, Clinton County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Lydia W. North, age 46 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); adopted daughter, Nettie North, age 13 (b. NYS); and mother, Hannah North, age 71 (b. NYS; father b. PA; mother b. CT) and widowed.

 

1900 US Census: Gilson T. North, age 68 (b. Oct 1832 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife of 45 years, Lidie W. North, age 67 (b. Jun 1833 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had no children; and servant, Charity McWilliams, age 14 (b. Jul 1886 in MI; parents b. OH).

 

1910 US Census: Lydia North, age 76 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and widowed, with her own income, was heading a single-person household in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  

 

Lydia Gardner married Gilson T. North (b. 29 Oct 1832 in NYS, d. 22 Mar 1907 in New Haven Twp, Gratiot Co., MI; interred there in New Haven Township Cem.), son of Daniel and Hannah M. (Thomas) North, about 1855 and moved to Michigan between 1865 and 1870.  Employed as a farmer.  Adopted the following daughter:

 

(1. Nettie (?) North: Adopted.  Born about 1867 at Red Creek, Wayne County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Ingle De Young, age 33 (b. Jan/Jun 1866 in MI; parents b. Holland) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Crystal Township, Montcalm County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife of 3 years, Nettie De Young, age 33 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had no children.  Of interest, the household headed by William Deyoung, age 29 (b. Sep 1870 in MI) was enumerated next door.

 

1920 US Census: Carl Seipp, age 57 (b. Germany; parents b. Germany) and employed as a minister of the Methodist-Episcopal Church, was heading a household in DeWitt Township, Clinton County, Michigan.  He immigrated to the US in 1880; naturalized in 1884.  The household also included his wife, Nettie Seipp, age 52 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: Carl Seipp, age 67 (b. Germany; parents b. Germany) and employed as a clergyman in the Methodist-Episcopal Church, was heading a household on Church Street in the Village of Eagle, Eagle Township, Clinton County, Michigan.  He immigrated to the US in 1880 (subsequently naturalized), and he married 1st at age 26.  The household also included his wife, Nettie Seipp, age 63 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 30.

 

1940 US Census: Carl Seipp, age 77 (b. Germany), with no employment recorded, was heading a household at 405 Bismark Street in Williamston Township, Ingham County, Michigan.  He had completed 4 years of college, and his residence was valued at $1,000.  The household also included his wife, Nettie Seipp, age 72 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade.  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

At age 29 Nettie (?) North married (1st) Engle De Young, age 30, son of William and Mary (Minderhont) De Young, on 7 April 1897 at Sethton, Gratiot County, Michigan (also recorded in Montcalm, MI).  Engle was employed as a farmer.

 

At age 48 Nettie (North) De Young married (2nd) Carl Seipp (b. Germany), age 53, son of John Jacob and Anna (Messerschmidt) Seipp, on 25 November 1915 in North Star Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  Carl was employed as a Methodist-Episcopal Minister.

 

j. Mary Gardner: Born 16 May 1835 in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died there 22 May 1856; no record of interment found in Jefferson County, New York; likely interred with her siblings in the Quaker Burying Ground, Leraysville, LeRay Township, where many graves were not marked.  Never married.

  

k. James C. Gardner: Born 1 July 1837 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 7 February 1917 at Dexter, Washtenaw County, Michigan; interred North Star Cemetery, North Star, Gratiot County, Michigan.  Veteran of the American Civil War; enlisted in Company C, 20th Regiment of New York Cavalry and served about 2 years.  Following the War, James returned to northern New York, got married, and moved west, residing in Colorado, the Dakotas, Kansas, and Michigan.  Resided in Michigan by 1870 and apparently remained there.

 

1865 NYS Census: James Gardner, age 28 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, residing in the household headed by his father-in-law, Frederick Stype, age 52 (b. England) and employed as a farmer, in Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Elizabeth [Stype] Gardner, age 34 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); Frederick's wife, Elizabeth Stype, age 49 (b. England) and mother of 7; Frederick's granddaughter, Jane Stype, age 4 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); Frederick's niece, Sharlot Clifton, age 13 (b. England); and Frederick's laborer, Carmus Mack, age 12 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1870 US Census: James C. Gardner, age 32 (b. NYS) and employed as a day laborer, was heading a household in the Village of Hubbardston, Ionia County, Michigan.  His personal property was valued at $700.  The household also included his wife, Elizabeth Gardner, age 28 (b. NYS).

 

1880 US Census: James C. Gardner, age 42 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a dry goods merchant, was heading a household in North Star, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Catharine Gardner, age 36 (b. OH; parents b. PA); and stepdaughter, Nettie Ridenour, age 18 (b. MI; parents b. OH).

 

1894 MI Census: Catherine Kelley, age 50, was heading a household in Ithaca Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included her son, J. C. Gardner, age 12.

 

1900 US Census: James Gardner, age 62 (b. Jul 1837 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in New Haven Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife of less than 1 year, Martha J. Gardner, age 55 (b. Dec 1844 in MI; parents b. NYS), who had had no children.

 

1910 US Census: James C. Gardner, age 72 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and not employed, was heading a household at 402 Orchard Street in the City of Alma, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He had been married twice [appears this should have been three times].  The household also included his wife of 10 years, Martha Gardner, age 64 (b. MI; father b. NYS; mother b. CT) and not employed, who had been married twice and had had 4 children, all still alive.

 

After the War, James C. Gardner married (1st) Elizabeth Stype (b. abt 1837 in NYS, d. 18 May 1879 in MI; interred North Star Cem., North Star, Gratiot Co., MI).  No record of children.

 

At age 42, when employed as a merchant at North Star, Michigan, James Gardner married (2nd), as her 3rd husband, Catherine (Sower)(Ridenour) Kostenbader (b. 19 Sep 1843 in Morrow Co., OH, d. 22 Apr 1929 in Gratiot Co., MI; interred North Star Cem., North Star, MI), age 36 and also a resident of North Star, daughter of Elias (b. 1810, d. 1887) and Margaret (Bitner) Sower (b. 1812, d. 1851) on 1 January 1880 at St. Louis, Gratiot County, Michigan; subsequently divorced.  James and Catherine had the following son:

 

(1. J. C. Gardner: (he made it clear in 2 legal documents he used only initials for a 1st name; only 1910 US Census referred to him as Jay C., but that could be enumerator error).  Born 13 Feb 1882 at Carson City, Montcalm County, Michigan.  Died 20 December 1973, age 91, at Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan; interred there in Oak Hill Cemetery.

 

1894 MI Census: J. C. Gardner, age 12, resided in the household headed by his mother, Catherine Kelley, age 50, in Ithaca Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.

 

1900 US Census: J. C. Gardner, age 18 (b. Feb 1882 in MI; father b. NYS; mother b. OH) and single, with no record of employment, resided in the household headed by his cousin, Justis Gardner [son of David W. and Naomi (Belcher) Gardner; see above], age 42 (b. Jun 1857 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, in North Star Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  The household also included Justis's wife of 18 years, Cora L. Gardner, age 40 (b. Oct 1859 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 1 child, no longer alive; mother-in-law, June/Jane Vail, age 59 (b. Dec 1840 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and widowed; and aunt, Catharine Kelly, age 56 (b. Sep 1843 in OH; parents b. PA), who had been married 8 years and had had 3 children, 2 of whom were still alive.

 

1910 US Census: Jay C. Gardner, age 27 (b. MI; parents b. MI) and employed as a Tenner? in a Sanitorium, was heading a household at 186 Champion Street in the City of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan (apparently under the same roof as the household headed by Anna C. Mott, age 49 (b. NYS) and single).  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife, Iva A. Gardner, age 24 (b. OH; parents b. OH) and employed as nurse in a sanitorium, who had been married once and had had no children.

 

1918 WWI Draft Registration: J. C. Gardner, age 36 (b. 13 Feb 1882) and employed as a farmer, resided at RFD #8, Battle Creek, Michigan with his wife, Iva D. Gardner.  He signed J. C. Gardner. "J. C. distinguishing initial only" written at bottom of form.

 

1920 US Census: J. C. Gardner, age 36 (b. MI; parents b. MI) and employed as a poultry farmer, was heading a household in the Battle Creek Township, Calhoun County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Iva D. Gardner, age 34 (b. OH; parents b. OH).

 

1930 US Census: J. C. Gardner, age 48 (b. MI; father b. NYS; mother b. OH) and employed as manager of his own business, was heading a household at 45 Woodrow Drive in the City of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.  His residence was valued at $15,000, and he married 1st at age 26.  The household also included his wife, Iva D. Gardner, age 45 (b. OH; parents b. OH) and employed as a saleslady in her own business, who married 1st at age 23.

 

1940 US Census: J. C. Gardner, age 57 (b. MI) and employed as a salesman in a popcorn and confection business he owned, was heading a household at 45 Woodrow Avenue in Lakeview, Battle Creek Township, Calhoun County, Michigan.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $8,000.  The household also included his wife, Iva Gardner, age 55 (b. OH), who had completed 1 year of high school.  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

1942 WWII Draft Registration: J. C. (initials only) Gardner, age 60 (b. 13 Feb 1882 at Carson City, MI) and self employed, resided at 45 Woodrow Avenue, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.  He named Roy Jakes of the same address as someone who would always know his address.

 

J. C. Gardner married Iva Dell Craw (b. 22 Jan 1885 in Wood Co., OH, d. 23 Dec 1950 at Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI; interred with J. C.), daughter of John Boardman and Ada Luthera (Boardman) Craw in 1908.  No recorded children.

 

Catherine had married (1st) her widowed brother-in-law, Benjamin Ridenour (b. 1830, d. 12 Mar 1865 at Nashville, Davidson Co., TN), son of Jacob and Nancy (Brown) Ridenour, and had at least the following daughter:

 

(2. Nettie Ridenour: Born about 1862 in Ohio.

 

Following the death of Benjamin Ridenour, Catherine married (2nd) David Kostenbader (b. 28 May 1838, d. 11 May 1911), son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Hahn) Kostenbader, on 14 March 1867; subsequently divorced.  She married (4th) Edward Y. Kelley (b. 1832, d. 1909) in 1891.

 

James Gardner married (3rd), as her 2nd husband, Martha J. (Wells) Bennett (b. 1844, d. 1923), widow of James W. Bennett (b. 1828, d. 1896) and daughter of David and Malinda (Gould) Wells, on 24 Dec 1899 at Dexter, Washtenaw County, Michigan and subsequently resided at Sethton and Alma, Michigan.  Martha had 4 children from her 1st marriage.

 

l. Susannah "Susan" Gardner: Born November 1840 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 1923; interred Sheepfold Cemetery, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

          

1855 NYS Census: Zachariah Sheldon, age 62 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Alida Sheldon, age 62 (b. RI); daughter, Abagail Sheldon, age 28 (b. RI); and son, John Sheldon, age 25 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer.  They all had resided in Cape Vincent for 7 years.

 

1865 NYS Census: John Sheldon, age 34 (b. CT), was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Susanna Sheldon, age 25 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and mother-in-law, Susanna Gardner, age 64 (b. Madison Co., NY) and mother of 12.

 

1870 US Cenus: John Sheldon, age 40 (b. NYS) and employed in a woolen factory, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $300, and his personal property was valued at $100.  The household also included his wife, Susan Sheldon, age 30 (b. NYS).

 

1875 NYS Census: John Sheldon, age 45 (b. MA) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His framed residence was valued at $300.  The household also included his wife, Susan Sheldon, age 35 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and boarder [mother-in-law], Susanah Gardner, age 77 (b. Saratoga Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: John Sheldon, age 50 (b. CT, parents b. CT) and employed as a miller, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Susan Sheldon (age 40, b. NYS, as were her parents); mother-in-law, Susannah Gardner (age 82, b. NYS, as were her parents); nephew, Lester Sheldon (age 20, b. NYS, as were his parents); and boarder, Eliza Phelps (age 85, b. PA, as were her parents).

 

1900 US Census: John Sheldon, age 70 (b. Dec 1829 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed tending a grist mill, was heading a household in the Village of Black River, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 31 years, Susan Sheldon, age 60 (b. Nov 1840 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had no children. 

 

1905 NYS Census: John Sheldon, age 73 (b. US) was heading a household on the Evans Mills to LeRaysville Road in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Susan Sheldon, age 65 (b. US).

 

1910 US Census: John Sheldon, age 80, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 52 years, Susan Sheldon (age 70, had no children); and John’s niece, Ruth A. Gardner (age 3).

 

1920 US Census: Susan Sheldon, age 79 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), widowed, and not employed, was heading a single-person household on Mud Street Road in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  It appears Susan resided under the same roof as Henry Briant ["Hankie" Briant], age 55, who resided with his wife, Hattie [Sweet], age 53, and son, John [John David Lorenzo Briant], age 19.

 

Susannah Gardner married John Sheldon (b. Dec 1929 in MA, d. 1919 in Jefferson Co., NY; interred with Susan), son of Zachariah and Alida (?) Sheldon, and resided at LeRaysville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York; no children.

 

2. Smith E. Gardner: Born 27 September 1800, likely in Columbia County, New York.

 

Perhaps the Smith Gardner, age 74, who died 27 June 1875 in the Borough of Manhattan, New York County, New York.  That man was born in New York State, his parents were born at Nantucket, Rhode Island, was widowed, and was employed as a merchant.  It appears this Smith Gardner applied for a passport in 1842 to visit Europe.

 

1855 NYS Census: Smith? Gardner, age 54 (b. NYS) and employed as a chemist, was boarding in New York City.  Enumerated along with him were Cathrn Gardner, age 40 (b. NYS); and Ellen E. Gardner, age 14 (b. NYS).  They had resided their entire lives in New York City.

 

1860 US Census: There was a Smith Gardner, age 60 (b. NYS) and employed as a (?, incomprehensible), residing in a boarding house in New York City.  His real estate was valued at $10,000; no personal property value.  The household also included his wife Cathrin? Gardner, age 40 (b. CT); and daughter, Ellen Gardner, age 19 (b. NYS).

 

 This Smith Gardner married Catherine Granger and had the following daughter:

 

a. Ellen Caroline Gardner: Born about 1841 in New York.

 

At age 25 Ellen Gardner married John Field Roberts, age 38 (b. 15 Jul 1828 in England; bapt. there 26 Sep 1828 at St. George the Martyr Church, Sourthwark, London, England), daughter of Richard and Frances (Hay) Roberts, on 5 November 1866 in the Borough of Manhattan, New York County, New York.

 

There was also Smith E. Gardner who, on 12 November 1864, filed for a pension for service in the American Civil War, serving as a Private in Company C of the 10th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment (the unit most volunteers joined in northern New York State).  The Smith Gardner in question here was born in 1800, so this Smith E. Gardner, if related, must be of a later generation.

 

3. Joel Gardner: See generation 5, below.

 

4. Job Gardner: Born Columbia County, New York.

 

1855 NYS Census: Of possible interest, there was a Job Gardner, age 54 (b. Rensselaer Co., NY [adjacent to Columbia Co. to the south]) and employed as a farmer, heading a household in Rodman Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had resided in Rodman Township for 20 years, and his residence was valued at $1,200.  The household also included his wife, Laura Gardner, age 51 (b. Washington Co., NY), who had resided 20 years in Rodman Township; daughter, Sally Gardner, age 31 (b. Lewis Co., NY) and single, who had resided 20 years in Rodman Township; daughter, Cornelia Gardner, age 15 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and single, who had resided her entire life in Rodman Township; son, Giles Gardner, age 13 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), who had resided her entire life in Rodman Township; adopted son, Warren Chase, age 7 (b. Cayuga Co., NY), who had resided in Rodman Township for 6 years; laborer, John Mott, age 21 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and single, who had resided in Rodman Township for 1 year; and domestic servant, Mercy A. Ferguson, age 17 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and single, who had resided in Rodman Township for 1 year.

 

1855 NYS Census: Of related interest, there was also a Job C. Gardner, age 33 (b. abt 1822 in Lewis Co., NY) and employed as Carpenter-Joiner, heading a household in Adams Township [adjacent to Rodman Twp].  The household also included his wife, Sarah Gardner, age 35 (b. Monroe Co., NY) and widowed [yes, wife & widowed]; son, Alvin O. Gardner, age 11 (b. Lewis Co., NY); daughter, Pamela C. Gardner, age 9 (b. Lewis Co., NY); son, Eugene A. Gardner, age 6 (b. Lewis Co., NY); and daughter, Louisa J. Gardner, age 4 (b. Lewis Co., NY).  All had resided in Adams Township for 1 year.  This job is likely the son of the Job directly above.

 

1855 NYS Census: The Job Gardner, age 58 and employed as a laborer residing in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York, was born in Massachusetts, and his wife was born in Vermont, so he is probably not this Job Gardner.

 

1850 US Census: Of possible interest, there was a Job Gardner, age 47 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, heading a household in Plymouth Township, Chenango County [north of Binghamton], New York.  The household also included his wife, Esther Gardner, age 38 (b. NYS); son, Leonard Gardner, age 16 (b. NYS); son, Dayton P. Gardner, age 14 (b. NYS); son, Byron A. Gardner, age 13 (b. NYS); and son, Tailors Gardner, age 11 (b. NYS).  Could not find this Job, Esther, or Leonard Gardner in the 1855 NYS Census, so not clear in what county(s) they were born.

 

5. Milicent "Milly" Gardner: Born 4 April 1803.

 

6. Rachel Gardner: Born about 1803 in Rensselaer County, New York.

 

1850 US Census: Samuel Child, age 67 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $6,750.  The household also included his son, Joseph Child, age 26 (b. NYS); wife, Rachael Child, age 48 (b. NYS); mother-in-law, Mary Gardner, age 66 (b. NYS); Lydia Gardner, age 7 (b. NYS); and Mary Ann Hewite, age 31 (b. NYS).

 

1855 NYS Census: Samuel Child, age 71 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had resided in LeRay Township for 52 years, and his log residence was valued at $150.  The household also included his wife, Rachel Child, age 52 (b. Rensselaer Co., NY), who had resided in LeRay Township for 20 years; daughter, Lydia Child, age 11 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), who had resided in LeRay Township for 11 years; mother-in-law, Mary Gardner, age 72 (b. Columbia Co., NY) and widowed, who had resided in LeRay Township for 20 years; and Henry Chase, age 18 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a servant, who had resided in LeRay Township for 1 year.

 

1860 US Census: Samuel Child, age 77 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township (LeRaysville Post Office), Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $3,000, and his personal property was valued at $1,720.  The household also included his wife, Rachel Child, age 57 (b. NYS); daughter, Lydia Child [was nammed Lydia Gardner in 1850], age 16 (b. NYS); mother-in-law, Mary Gardner, age 77 (b. NYS); and George Whitney, age 19 (b. NYS) and employed as a farm hand.

 

1865 NYS Census: Rachel Child, age 62 (b. not recorded) and widowed, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  She had been married once, and she had raised 1 child.  Her frame residence was valued at $50.  The household also included her daughter, Lydia B. Child, age 22 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and single; and mother, Mary Gardner, age 82 (b. not recorded) and widowed, who had been married once.

 

1870 US Census: Rachel Child, age 67 (b. NYS) and keeping house, was heading a household in LeRay Township (Philadelphia Post Office).  Her real estate was valued at $500, and her personal property was valued at $2,000.  The household also included her daughter, Lydia B. Child, age 26 (b. NYS), with no employment recorded; and mother, Mary Gardner, age 87 (b. NYS) and "past labor."

 

Rachel Gardner married Samuel Child (b. abt 1783 in PA, d. 19 Dec 1862, age 79 yrs, 6 mo., and 5 days; interred Quaker Cem., LeRay Twp, NY) and had the following son:

 

a. William Child: (perhaps) Born about 1822 in Pennsylvania (parents Samuel and Rachel Child).  Died 2 April 1899, age 77, at Joe Daviess, Faribault County, Minnesota.  Employed as a farmer.

 

b. Joseph Child: Born about 1824 in New York.  Died 31 May 1888, age 68, in Jefferson County, New York; interred Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1840 US Census: Joseph Child was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household included 1 male age 5 to 10; 1 male age 10 to 15; 1 male age 20 to 30; 1 male age 50 to 60; 1 female age 15 to 20; 1 female age 20 to 30; and one female age 50 to 60.

 

1855 NYS Census: Joseph Child, 2nd, age 30 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary Jane Child, age 25 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and son, Byron M. Child, age 1 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).  They had resided in LeRay Township their entire lives.

 

1860 US Census: Joseph Childs, 2nd, age 35 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township (Sanford Corners Post Office), Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $1,750, and his personal property was valued at $600.  The household also included his wife, Mary J. Childs, age 30 (b. NYS); son, Hiram N. Childs, age 8 (b. NYS); son, Samuel Childs, age 3 (b. NYS); and Lucy Crone, age 21 (b. NYS).

 

1865 NYS Census: Joseph Child, age 40 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married twice.  The household also included his wife, Mary Child, age 27 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), who had been married once and had had no children; son, Biron M. Child, age 12 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and son, Samuel Child, age 8 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1870 US Census: Joseph Child, age 45 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His residence was valued at $10,400, and his personal property was valued at $2,500.  The household also included his wife, Mary Child, age 32 (b. NYS); son, Byron M. Child, age 17 (b. NYS); and son, Samuel Child, age 13 (b. NYS).

 

1875 NYS Census: Joseph Child, age 50 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His frame residence was valued at $300.  The household also included his wife, Mary E. Child, age 37 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Byron M. Child, age 21 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), single, and employed as a farmer; son, Samuel Child, age 18 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and single; and Anna A. Sharp, age 19 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), single, and employed as a domestic servant.

 

1880 US Census: Joseph Childs, age 55 (b. NYS; father b. PA; mother b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary E. Childs, age 42 (b. NYS; parents b. MA); son, Samuell Childs, age 23 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and at school; and T. E. Ackerman, age 33 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1900 US Census: Mary E. Child, age 62 (b. Feb 1838 in NYS) resided in the household headed by her step-son, Samuel Child, age 43 (b. NYS) in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Joseph Gardner married Mary E. (?) (b. Feb 1838, d. Apr 1902 in Jefferson Co., NY; interred with Joseph) and had the following children:

 

(1. Byron M. Child: Born 5 June 1853 in the Village of Black River, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 26 December 1904, age 51, in the City of Albany, Albany County, New York; interred Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1875 NYS Census: Byron Gardner, age 23 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), single, and employed as a dry goods clerk, was a boarder in the household headed by Perry R. Smith, age 23 and employed as a merchant in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: Bryon M. Child, age 28 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as a book keeper, was boarding in the household headed by James F. Breckenbridge, age 40 (b. Canada) in the City of Albany, Albany County, New York.

 

1892 US Census: Byron M. Childs, age 38 and employed as a book keeper, was heading a household in the City of Albany, Albany County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Emma L. Childs, age 28; son, Byron S. Childs, age 7; daughter, Ruth C. Childs, age 4; and son, Joseph W. Childs, age 1. 

 

1900 US Census: Byron M. Child, age 46 (b. Jun 1853 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as Superintendant for State Poor, was heading a household at 419 Hudson Avenue in the City of Albany, Albany County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 19 years, Emma O. Child, age 36 (b. Sep 1863 in NYS; parents b. England), who had had 3 children, all still alive; son, Byron S. Child, age 15 (b. Oct 1884 in NYS; parents b. NYS); daughter, Ruth K. Child, age 13 (b. Mar 1887 in NYS; parents b. NYS); son, Joseph W. Child, age 10 (b. May 1890 in NYS; parents b. NYS); and Grace M. Lester, age 20 (b. NJ; father b. NYS; mother b. Ireland).

 

1910 US Census: Emma C. Child, age 46 (b. NYS; parents b. England) and widowed, was heading a household at 477 Yates Street in the City of Albany, Albany County, New York.  She had had 3 children, all still alive.  The household also included her son, Byron S. Child, age 25 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single and employed as an accountant for an iron works; daughter, Ruth K. Child, age 23 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as an inspector for State Charities; and son, Joseph W. Child, age 19 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as manager of a ten cent store.

 

1920 US Census: Emma O. Child, age 56 (b. NYS; parents b. England) and widowed, was heading a household at 7 McDonald Road in the City of Albany, Albany County, New York.  The household also included her son, Byron S. Child, age 36 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as stock clerk for Standard Oil; and daughter, Ruth K. Child, age 32 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as a secretary for Albany County.

 

1930 US Census: Emma O. Child, age 66 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) resided in the household headed by her daughter, Ruth K. Child, age 43 (b. NYS), at 232 Winslow Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1940 US Census: Emma O. Child, age 76 (b. NYS) and widowed, resided in the household headed by her daughter, Ruth K. Child, age 63, at 221 Ten Eyak Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New  York.

 

Byron M. Child married Emma L. Owen (b. Sep 1863 in NYS, d. 1955; interred with Byron) and had the following children:

 

(a. Byron Schuyler Child: Born 30 October 1884 (also seen: 3 Oct 1884) in the City of Albany, Albany County, New York.  Died 24 February 1973, age 88, at Broadalbin, Fulton County, New York; interred Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1930 US Census: Byron S. Child, age 45 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as an accountant for Standard Oil, was heading a household at 136 Grove Avenue in the City of Albany, Albany County, New York.  He married 1st at age 38, and his residence was valued at $9,000.  The household also included his wife, Fay D. Child, age 40 (b. NYS; father b. IN; mother b. NYS) and employed as a social worker for the Family Welfare Society, who married 1st at age 33.

 

1940 US Census: Byron S. Child, age 54 (b. NYS) and employed as a clerk for an oil company, was heading a household in the City of Albany, Albany County, New York.  He had completed 1 year of high school, and his residence was valued at $8,500.  The household also included his wife, Faye D. Child, age 46 (b. NYS), who had completed 1 year of high school.  They resided in the same city on 1 April 1935.

 

At age 38 Byron S. Child married Faye Marguerite Davidson (b. 22 May 1888 in Verona Twp, Oneida Co., NY, d. 18 Jul 1965 in Fulton Co., NY; interred with Byron), age 33, daughter of William C. and Helen (Oakes) Davidson, on 19 August 1922 (license issued 3 Jul 1922 at Trenton, NY) at Holland Patent, Oneida County, New York.  No children.

 

(b. Ruth K./C. Child: Born 5 March 1887 in New York.  Died 26 December 1971 in Jefferson County, New York; interred Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Employed as an attorney.

 

1930 US Census: (enumerated 2 Apr 1930) Ruth K. Child, age 43 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as a lawyer in general practice, was heading a household at 232 Winslow Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her mother, Emma O. Child, age 66 (b. NYS; parents b. England) and widowed.

 

1930 US Census: (enumerated 10 Apr 1930) Ruth Child, age 43 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a layer working for herself, was also heading a household at 11a Woodlawn Avenue in the City of Albany, Albany County, New York.  Her residence was valued at $23,000.  The household also included her mother, Emma Child, age 65 (b. NYS; father b. English-speaking Canada; mother b. NYS) and widowed, who married 1st at age 25.

 

1940 US Census: Ruth K. Child, age 63 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a lawyer in an lawyers office, was heading a household at 221 Ten Eyak Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  She had completed 5 years of college, and her residence was valued at $10,000.  The household also included her mother, Emma O. Child, age 76 (b. NYS) and widowed, who had completed 1 year of college.

 

(c. Joseph William Child: Born May 1890 in New York.  Employed as a salesman.

 

1920 US Census: Joseph Child, age 29 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a traveling salesman in the rubber industry, was heading a household at 1302 Asbury Avenue, Asbury Park, Monmouth County, New Jersey.  The household also included his wife; Edna Child, age 29 (b. NYS); son, Thomas Child, age 6 years and 1 month (b. NYS); son, Richard Child, age 6 years and 1 month (b. NYS); son, Joseph Child, Jr., age 4 years and 3 months (b. NJ).

 

1930 US Census: Joseph W. Child, age 39 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a tire salesman, was heading a household at 410 Washington Avenue in Avon-by-the-Sea, Monmouth County, New Jersey.  He married 1st at age 22, and his residence was valued at $15,000.  The household also included his wife, Edna F. Child, age 39 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 21; son, Thomas M. Child, age 16 (b. NYS) and employed as a store clerk; son, Richard M. Child, age 16 (b. NYS) and employed as a store clerk; son, J. William Child, Jr., age 14 (b. NJ); daughter, Jean L. Child, age 7 (b. NJ); daughter, Margaret F. Child, age 5 (b. NJ); and mother-in-law, Margaret B. Fuller, age 70 (b. NYS; parents b. Scotland) and widowed.

 

1940 US Census: Joseph Child, age 49 (b. NYS) and employed as an automobile tire salesman, was heading a household at 519 Jefferson Avenue in the Borough of Avon-by-the-Sea, Monmouth County, New Jersey.  He had completed 3 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Edna Child, age 49 (b. NYS), who had completed 2 years of high school; son, Thomas Child, age 26 (b. NYS) and employed as a clerk in the utility industry, who had completed 4 years of college; son, Dick Child, age 26 (b. NYS) and employed as an accountant in the utility industry, who had completed 4 years of college; son, Jos W. Child, Jr., age 24 (b. NJ) and employed as a truck driver, who had completed 2 years of high school; daughter Jean Child, age 17 (b. NJ), who had completed 3 years of high school; and daughter, Margaret Child, age 14 (b. NJ), who had completed 1 year of high school.  They resided in the same borough on 1 April 1935.

 

Joseph W. Child married Edna R. Fuller, daughter of George M. (b. abt 1860 in NYS) and Margaret B. (?) Fuller (b. abt 1860 in NYS), and had the following children:

 

(1) Thomas M. Child: Twin.  Born about 1914 in New York.

 

(2) Richard "Dick" M. Child: Twin.  Born about 1914 in New York.

 

(3) Joseph William Child, Jr. "Pat"): Born 11 October 1915 in New Jersey.  Died 12 August 1999 at Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach County, Florida; interred Atlantic View Cemetery, Manasquan Borough, Monmouth County, New Jersey.  Married Emma Kluebler (b. 30 Jul 1918, d. 2 Feb 2004 in Jackson Borough, Ocean Co., NJ; interred with Joseph).

 

(4) Jean L. Child: Born 28 May 1922 in New Jersey.  Died ; interred Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey.  Married Eugene D. Vandervort Vandervort and resided at Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

 

(5) Margaret F. Child: Born 1924 in New Jersey.  Died 1 April 2011 in Holland Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey; interred Evergreen Cemetery, Little Silver, Monmouth County, New Jersey.  Married (?) Miner and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Sharyn Miner: Married (?) Deuel.

 

(b) Steven Miner.

 

(c) Karen Miner: Married Fortelka.

 

(2. Samuel Child: Born 10 April 1857 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 23 February 1950; interred Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Employed as a lawyer.

 

1900 US Census: Samuel Child, age 43 (b. Apr 1857 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a lawyer, was heading a household in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 8 years, Minnie S. Child, age 40 (b. Apr 1860 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had no children; step-mother, Mary E. Child, age 62 (b. Feb 1838 in NYS; parents birth unknown) and widowed, who had had no children.

 

1910 US Census: Sam Child, age 53 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as an attorney at law, was boarding (with his wife) on Public Square in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 17 years, Minnie S. Child, age 49 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married once and had had no children; and Jennie C. Crandall, age 35 (b. MA).

 

1920 US Census: Samuel Childs, age 62 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as an attorney in his own office, was heading a household at 117 Keyes Avenue in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Minnie S. Childs, age 59 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: Samuel Child, age 72 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a lawyer in general practice, was heading a household at 117 Keyes Avenue in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 35, and his residence was valued at $10,000.  The household also included his wife, Minnie S. Child, age 69 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 32.

 

1940 US Census: Samuel Child, age 82 (b. NYS) and employed as an attorney in his own practice, was heading a household at 117 Keyes Avenue in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 4 years of high school, and his residence was valued at $8,000.  The household also included his wife, Minnie S. Child, age 79 (b. NYS), who had completed 3 years of high school.  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1985.

 

Samuel Gardner married Minnie Sargent (b. 20 Apr 1860 at Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY, d. 17 Dec 1949; interred with Samuel), daughter of Melvina (Pettit) Sargent (b. 1828, d. 1862).  No children.

 

Samuel and Rachel (Gardner) Child also raised the following daughter:

 

c. Lydia B. (Gardner) Child: Perhaps adopted relative, since she was named "Lydia Gardner" in 1850, when she was age 7, and named Lydia Child in 1855 and thereafter.  Born about 1843 in Jefferson County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: Of possible interest, there was a Lydia B. Child, age 36 (b. NYS; father b. PA; mother b. NYS) and married [spouse not enumerated with her], residing as a housekeeper in the household headed by William Bridges, age 46 (b. VT; father b. NH; mother b. VT) and employed as a carpenter and masonry man, in Landis Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey.  The household also included William's daughter, Beatrice Bridges, age 10 (b. NJ; father b. VT; mother b. CT).

 

7. William "Yankee" Thomas Gardner: (more info) Born 4 February 1805 in Columbia County, New York.  Died 27 December 1880.

 

1840 US Census: William, age 30 to 40, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included 1 male under age 5; 3 males age 5 to 10; 1 male age 10 to 15; 1 female under age 5; and 1 female age 30 to 40.

 

1850 US Census: William Gardner, age 45 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $1,000.  His real estate was valued at $1,000.  The household also included his wife, Eunice Gardner, age 45 (b. NYS); son, Ameil Gardner, age 21 (b. NYS); son, William R. Gardner, age 15 (b. NYS); daughter, Adeline Gardner, age 13 (b. NYS); son, Joel Gardner, age 10 (b. NYS); son, Elam Gardner, age 8 (b. NYS); daughter, Emeline Gardner, age 6 (b. NYS); and daughter, Celinda Gardner, age 3 (b. NYS).

 

1855 NYS Census: William Gardner, age 50 (b. Columbia Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had resided in LeRay Township for 17 years, and his frame residence was valued at $250.   The household also included his wife, Eunice Gardner, age 50 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), who had resided in LeRay Township for 17 years; son, Joel Gardner, age 15 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, who had resided in LeRay Township for 15 years; daughter, Adaline Gardner, age 18 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), who had resided in LeRay Township for 17 years; son, Elam Gardner, age 13 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), who, like his younger siblings, had resided in LeRay Township all his life; daughter, Emaline Gardner, age 11 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Cylinda Gardner, age 7 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and son, Wellington Gardner, age 4 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1860 US Census: William Gardner, age 57 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township (Evans Mills Post Office), Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $1,750, and his personal property was valued at $300.  The household also included his wife, Phebe Gardner, age 38 (b. NYS); daughter, Salinda Gardner, age 11 (b. NYS); and son, Wellington Gardner, age 9 (b. NYS).

 

1865 NYS Census: William Gardner, age 60 (b. Columbia Co., NY), was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married twice and he owned 34 acres of improved and 15 acres of unimproved land.  The household also included his wife, Ruby? Gardner, age 42 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), who had been married once and had had no children; and son, Wellington Gardner, age 14 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1870 US Census: William, age 65 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township.  The household also included his wife, Phebe Gardner (age 48).  Both were born in New York State.

 

1875 NYS Census: Wm Gardner, age 70 (b. Columbia Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His frame residence was valued at $600.  The household also included his wife, Phebe Gardner, age 52 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and boarder, Albert C. Wilber, age 25 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), with occupation: M. E. {Methodist-Episcopal clergyman?].

 

1880 US Census: William Gardner, age 76 (b. NYS, father b. RI, mother b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township.  The household also included his wife, Phebe Gardner, age 57 (b. NYS).

 

William Thomas Gardner married (1st) Eunice King (b. 10 Feb 1805 in Jefferson Co., NY, d. 27 Mar 1858, age 58 yrs, 1 mo, 15 days, in LeRay Twp, Jefferson Co., NY) on 15 April 1828 in LeRay Township.  For marrying outside the Quaker faith, William was disowned by the LeRay Monthly Meeting (of Quakers) on 9 April 1829.  William and Eunice had the following children:

 

a. Ammiel W. Gardner: Born 26 February 1829 in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 9/10 July 1912 at Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa; interred Geneseo Cemetery, Geneseo Township, Tama County, Iowa.  In 1852 moved from LeRay Township to Licking County, Ohio.

 

1850 US Census: Ameil Gardner, age 21, resided in the household headed by his father, William Gardner, age 45, in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He was also enumerated in the farming household of Seth Strickland, age 41 (b. PA) in Philadelphia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Other members of that household included: John Strickland, age 5 (b. NY); William Strickand, age 11 (b. NY); Margaret Strickland, age 87 (b. PA); Ann Vane, age 44 (b. PA); Ellen Vane, age 14 (b. NY); Mary Seram, age 25 (b. NY); Martha Gray, age 47 (b. NY); and John Gray, age 16 (b. NY).

 

1860 US Census: Ammiel Gardner, age 31 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Douchouquet Township (Wapakoneton Post Office), Auglaize County, Ohio.  His real estate was valued at $1,000, and his personal property was valued at $250.  The household also included his wife, Clarrisa Gardner, age 27 (b. OH); and son, Burton F. Gardner, age 2 (b. OH).

 

1870 US Census: Amile Gardner, age 41 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Eagle Township (Waterloo Post Office), Black Hawk County, Iowa.  His real estate was valued at $4,800, and his personal property was valued at $1,285/  The household also included his wife, Clarrissa Gardner, age 38 (b. OH); son, Barton Gardner, age 12 (b. OH); son, Eugene Gardner, age 9 (b. OH); and [sister-in-law] Emma King, age 25 (b. OH) and employed as a teacher.  Of interest, the households headed by his brothers, George Gardner, age 38, and William Gardner, age 35, were enumerated next door on the same census page.

 

1880 US Census: Amilo W. Gardner, age 51 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Eagle Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife, Claria Gardner, age 47 (b. OH; father b .VT; mother b. NYS); son, Burton F. Gardner, age 22 (b. OH; father b. NYS; mother b. VT), single, and at home; son, Eugean A. Gardner, age 19 (b. OH; father b. NYS; mother b. VT), single, and at home; and adopted daughter, Pircilia Filler, age 14 (b. VA; parents b. VA).

 

1885 IA Census: A. W. Gardner, age 56 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Eagle Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife, Clarissa Gardner, age 52 (b. OH); and son, Eugene Gardner, age 24 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer.  Of interest, the household headed by Gilson Gardner, age 54, was enumerated next door.

 

1895 IA Census: Amile W. Gardner, age 66 (b. NYS) and a retired farmer, was heading a household in Black Hawk County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife, Clarissa Gardner, age 62 (b. OH).

 

1900 US Census: Ammi W. Gardner, age 71 (b. Feb  1829 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and a retired farmer, was heading a household on Locust Street in the City of LaPorte, Big Creek Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife of 47 years, Clarissa A. Gardner, age 68 (b. Dec 1832 in OH; father b. VT; mother b. NYS), who had had no children.  Of interest, the household headed by his brother, William Gardner, age 65, was enumerated 2 doors away on the same census page.

 

1905 IA Census: Ammill W. Gardner, age 76 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), widowed, and a retired farmer, was heading a household in the City of Laporte, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  His real estate was valued at $2,200.

 

1910 US Census: A. W. Gardner, age 81 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), widowed, with his own income, was heading a household in the City of LaPorte, Big Creek Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  Of interest, the household headed by his brother, William R. Gardner, age 74, was enumerated next door.

 

Ammeil Gardner met Clarissa/Claressa "Clara" King in Licking County, Ohio.  They married there on 19 December 1853.  They moved to Blackhawk County, Ohio in 1864, settling in 1866 on a farm in Eagle Township, Blackhawk County, Iowa.  Ameil and Clarissa (King) Gardner had the following children:

 

(1. Burton/Barton F. Gardner: Born about 1858 in Ohio.  Last record 1880, when, at age 22, he resided with his parents in Eagle Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.

 

(2. Eugene Ammiel Gardner: Born 19 September 1860 in Anglaize County, Ohio.  Died 26 August 1924, age 63 years, 11 months, and 5 days, in the City of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa; interred there in Elmwood Cemetery.  Moved with his parents to Iowa about 1863.

 

1895 IA Census: Eugene Gardner, age 34 (b. OH) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Eagle Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife, Mamie Gardner, age 29 (b. NYS); son, Russel Gardner, age 5 (b. Black Hawk Co., IA); and daughter, Pearl Gardner, age 3 (b. Black Hawk Co., IA).  Of interest, the household headed by Royal Gardner, age 23 (b. Black Hawk Co., IA), single, and employed as a farmer, was enumerated next door.  That household also included his sister, Lois Gardner, age 21 (b. Black Hawk Co., IA), single, and keeping house.

 

1900 US Census: Eugene A. Gardner, age 39 (b. Sep 1860 in IA; father b. NYS; mother b. OH) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Eagle Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife of 14 years, Mary Gardner, age 34 (b. Aug 1865 in NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. SC), who had had 5 children, 3 of whom were still alive; son, Russell Gardner, age 10 (b. Aug 1889 in IA); daughter, Pearl Gardner, age 8 (b. Oct 1891 in IA); and son, Enos J. Gardner, age 4 (b. Mar 1896 in IA).

 

1905 IA Census: E.A. Gardner, age 44 (b. OH; father b. NYS; mother b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, resided at Laporte, Iowa.  He had resided in Iowa for 41 years.

 

1910 US Census: Eugene A. Gardner, age 49 (b. OH; father b. NS; mother b. OH) and not employed, was heading a household at 1004 South Street in the City of Waterloo, Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  He had been married 1st at age 41.  The household also included his wife, Mary A. Gardner, age 44 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. SC) and not employed, who had been married once and had had 7 children, 4 of whom were still alive; son, Russell Gardner, age 20 (b. IA; father b. OH, mother b. NY), single, and employed as a driver doing city work; daughter, Pearl Gardner, age 18 (b. IA; father b. OH; mother b. NYS), single, and ; son, Jay Gardner, age 15 (b. IA); and daughter, Clara Gardner, age 8 (b. IA).

 

1915 IA Census: E. A. Gardner, age 54 (b. OH; father b. NYS; mother b. OH) and employed in the real estate industry, resided at 1140 Colmbia in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  He had been unemployed 3 months in 1914, and earned $750 in 1914.  He also had completed 3 years of high school.

 

1920 US Census: Eugene Gardner, age 59 (b. OH; father b. NYS; mother b. OH and not employed, was heading a household at 622 Longfellow Street in the City of Waterloo, East Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife, Mary Gardner, age 54 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. SC) and not employed; and daughter, Eleiem? Gardner, age 18 (b. IA; father b. OH; mother b. NYS), single, and not employed.

 

1930 US Census: Mary S. Gardner, age 64 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. NC) and widowed, resided in the household headed by her son, Enos J. Gardner in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.

 

1940 US Census: Mary S. Gardner, age 74 (b. NYS) and widowed, resided in the household headed by her son, Enos J. Gardner in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  She had completed 8th grade.

 

At age 25 Eugene Gardner married Mary "Mamie" Susan Otis (b. Aug 1865 in SC (also seen: b. Longtown, MS), d. 1951; interred with Eugene), age 20, daughter of Enos Dudley and Caroline "Carrie" Sarah (Baxter) Otis, on 21 October 1885 in Black Hawk County, Iowa and had the following children:

 

(a. Russell Fayette Gardner: Born 7 August 1889 in the City of La Porte, Eagle Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa (also seen: b. Waterloo, Black Hawk Co.).  Died 18 March 1971 in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa; interred Hillside Cemetery, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County.

 

1917 WWI Draft Registration: Russell Gardner, age 28 (b. 7 Aug 1889) in Waterloo Twp, Black Hawk Co., IA) and employed as a farmer, resided with his wife and 2 children at Minnesota Lake, Minnesota.

 

1920 US Census: Russell Gardner, age 30 (b. IA; parents b. US), divorced, and employed as a truck farmer, was heading a household in the Detention Hospital, East Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  The household also included his cousin, Alice Waterman, age 20 (b. IA; father b. IA; mother b. MS), single, and employed as a housekeeper for a private family.

 

1930 US Census: Russel F. Garner, age 40 (b. IA; parents b. IA) and employed as , was heading a household in East Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  He married 1st at age 20.  The household also included his wife, Jennie Gardner, age 22 (b. IA; parents b. Germany), who married 1st at age 20; and son, Roger W. Gardner, age 11 months (b. IA; parents b. IA).

 

1940 US Census: Russell Gardner, age 50 (b. IA) and employed as a switch tender for a railroad company, was heading a household in Monroe Township, Linn County, Iowa.  He had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his wife, Jennie Gardner, age 32 (b. IA), who had completed 8th grade; and son, Roger Gardner, age 11 (b. IA).  They resided in the same township on 1 April 1935.

 

1942 WWI Draft Registration: Russel Fayett Gardner, age 53 (b. 7 Aug 1889 at La Porte City, IA), resided at 614 1st Avenue East, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa.  He designated Mary Gardner of 1218 Vine Street, Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa as a person who would always know his address.

 

At age 21 Russell Gardner married (1st) Pearl "Pearley" Valentine Shields, age 17, daughter of Edward V. and Margaret (Gilmore) Shields, on 26 April 1911 (license issued 24 Apr 1911) at Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa; subsequently divorced.  Russell and Pearl had at least the following children:

 

(1) Bernice Irene Gardner: Born 20 June 1912 in Cedar Falls Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.

 

(2) Kathryn Gardner: Born 8 August 1914 in Richland Township, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

 

Pearl Valentine (Shields) Gardner subsequently married (?) Watters.

 

At age 31 Russell Gardner married (2nd), perhaps his cousin, Alice L. Waterman (b. abt 1901 in Tripoli, IA), age 19, daughter of Leroy and Junnita (Ward) Waterman, on 25 April 1920 in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa and had at least the following daughter:

 

(3) Katherine Eileen Gardner: Born 16 June 1920 in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.

 

At age 31 Russell Gardner married (3rd), as her 2nd husband, widow Lula Irene (Lovell/Lavell) Keegan (b. 7 Aug 1900 at Murry, Boone Co., MO (also seen: b. Lake Wilson, MN), d. Oct 1983 in Waterloo Twp, Black Hawk Co., IA; interred there in Garden of Memories Cemetery), age 20 (b. Tracy, MN), daughter of William and Rose (Mott) Lovell/Lavell, on 29 October 1920 in Marion Township, Linn County, Iowa; subsequently divorced.  Lula may have had the following daughter before marrying Russell:

 

(4) Donna Lovell.

 

  Russell and Lulu (Lovell)(Keegan) Gardner had at least the following children:

 

(5) Eugene Russell Gardner: Born 6 September 1921 at Dunkerton, Black Hawk County, Iowa (also seen: b. Lester, Lyon Co., IA).  Died 18 December 2007 at Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  Married Lucille Martha Sly on 22 November 1941 in Bethany Township, Harrison County, Missouri and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Kenneth J. Gardner.

 

(b) Michael J. Gardner.

 

(c) Charlene K. Gardner: Married (?) Buckman.

 

(d) Kimberly S. Gardner: Married Roger Hinz.

 

(e) Eugene Russell Gardner, Jr.: Born 3 October 1942 in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  Died 23 November 2003 in Winterset Township, Madison County, Iowa.

 

(6) Paul John Gardner: Born 14 May 1923 in Poyner Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.

 

(7) Jack William Gardner: Born 27 June 1925 in the Marion Sanitorium, City of Marion, Linn County, Iowa.

 

Lulu married (3rd) Louis H. Brandes on 30 June 1927 in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa and perhaps had the following children:

 

(8) Robert Brandes: Married Karen (?).

 

(9) Vern Brandes.

 

(10) Artie Brandes.

 

At age 31 Russell Gardner married (4th) Jennie Heinders/Hinders, age 20, daughter of Ben and Annie (Schultz) Heinders, on 4 June 1928 in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa and had the following son:

 

(11) Roger Wayne Gardner: Born 22 April 1929 in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.

 

Russell Gardner married Kay Frances Everett on 12 August 1963 in the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

(b. Pearl Eva Gardner: Born 22 October 1891/92 in LaPorte Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.

 

1920 US Census: James H. Smith, age 56 (b. IA; father b. VA; mother b. TN) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Richland Township, Chickasaw County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife, Fannie W. Smith, age 52 (b. IA; parents b. Ireland); son, Edward G. Smith, age 31 (b. IA; parents b. IA) and employed as a farm laborer; daughter-in-law, Pearl Smith, age 26 (b. IA; father b. IA; mother b. MS); and granddaughter, Violet M. Smith, age 1 year and 9 months (b. IA; parents b. IA).

 

1930 US Census: Jim Smith, age 67 (b. IA; parents b. TN) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bradford Township, Chickasaw County, Iowa.  He married 1st at age 23.  The household also included his wife, Fanny Smith, age 62 (b. IA; parents b. Ireland), who married 1st at age 18; son, Ed Smith, age 40 (b. IA; parents b. IA) and employed as a farm laborer, who married 1st at age 28; daughter-in-law, Pearl Smith, age 37 (b. IA; parents b. IA), who married 1st at age 25; granddaughter, Violet Smith, age 11 (b. IA); granddaughter, Lilian Smith, age 9 (b. IA); and grandson, Donald Smith, age 5 (b. IA).

 

1940 US Census: James Smith, age 76 (b. IA), widowed, and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in Bradford Township, Chickasaw County, Iowa.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $2,500.  The household also included his son, Edd Smith, age 52 (b. IA) and employed as a farm laborer, who had completed 8th grade; daughter-in-law, Pearl Smith, age 47 (b. IA), who had completed 8th grade; granddaughter, Violet Smith, age 21 (b. IA) and employed doing housework for a private family; granddaughter, Lillian Smith, age 19 (b. IA), with no employment recorded; and grandson, Donald Smith, age 16 (b. IA) and employed as a farm laborer.  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

At age 23 Pearl Gardner married Edward "Ed" George Smith (b. 1 Jul 1887 in Horton Twp, Bremer Co., IA, d. 7 Mar 1979 at Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., IA; interred Nashua, Chickasaw Co., IA), son of James Henry (b. 1863, d. 1951) and Fannie Wilson (Johnson) Smith (b. 1868, d. 1940), on 17 April 1915 in New Hampton Township, Chickasaw County, Iowa and had the following children:

 

(1) Violet M. Smith: Born 26 December 1919 in Boone Township, Boone County, Iowa.  Died before November 2010.  Married (?) Zuck.

 

(2) Lillian A. Smith: Born 1 September 1920 in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  Died 22 November 2010; interred Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  Married Howard Arthur Helberger/Heiberger (b. 29 Jun 1919 in Ryan Twp, Delaware Co., IA, d. 23 Sep 2014 at Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., IA; interred with Lillian) on 20 July 1946 and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Shirley May Heiberger.

 

(b) Randall Heiberger: Married Valerie (?).

 

(c) Maureen Heiberger: Married Brent Hastings and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[1. Calvin Hastings.

 

[2. Wade Hastings.

 

[3. Ola Hastings.

 

(d) Sharon Kay Heiberger.

 

(3) Donald Eugene Smith: Born 12 June 1923 at St. Francis Hospital, Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.

 

(c. Enos Jay Gardner: Born 31 March 1896 at LaPorte City, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  Died 4 December 1965, age 69, in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa; interred there in Elmwood Cemetery.

 

1918 WWI Draft Registration: Enos Jay Gardner, age 21 (b. 31 Mar 1896 at La Porte City, IA), single, and employed as a farmer, resided at RFD #1, Cedar Fallls, Iowa.  He had no dependants.

 

1920 US Census: Enos Gardner, Jr., age 23 (b. IA; father b. OH; mother b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Mount Vernon Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife, Ruth Gardner, age 24 (b. IA; father b. NYS; mother b. IA); and daughter, Bettylou Gardner, age 2 months (b. IA; parents b. IA).

 

1930 US Census: Enos J. Gardner, age 34 (b. IA; father b. OH; mother b. NYS) and employed as proprietor of a popcorn stand, was heading a household at 532 Independence Avenue in Waterloo City, East Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  He married 1st at age 22, and his residence was valued at $5,000.  The household also included his wife, Ruth A. Gardner, age 36 (b. IA; father b. NYS; mother b. IA), who married 1st at age 24; daughter, Betty Lou J. Gardner, age 10 (b. IA); son, Joseph E. Gardner, age 5 (b. IA); son, Richard E. Gardner, age 3 years and 7 months (b. IA); and mother, Mary S. Gardner, age 64 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. NC) and widowed.

 

1940 US Census: Enos J. Gardner, age 44 (b. IA) and employed as a bus driver for a railroad company, was heading a household at 532 Independence Avenue in the City of Waterloo, East Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $5,000.  The household also included his wife, Ruth Gardner, age 46 (b. IA) and employed as a clerk for a retail food store, who had completed 1 year of high school; daughter, Betty L. Gardner, age 20 (b. IA), single, and employed as a telephone operator, who had completed 4 years of high school; son, Joseph (?) Gardner, age 16 (b. IA) and single, who had completed 1 year of high school; son, Richard E. Gardner, age 13 (b. IA); daughter, Shirley L. Gardner, age 5 (b. IA); and mother, Mary S. Gardner, age 74 (b. IA) and widowed, who had completed 8th grade.  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

1942 WWII Draft Registration: Enos Jay Gardner, age 46 (b. 31 Mar 1896 at La Porte City, IA) resided at 1218 Vine Street, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  He was employed by WCF&N, Mulberry & Fourth, Waterlood, and he named Ruth A. Gardner of 1218 Vine Street as someone who would always know his address.

 

At age 22 Enos Gardner married (1st) Ruth Agnes Sheridan (b. 1894 in Independence, IA, d. 1945; interred with Enos), age 24, daughter of George and Mary (Wroten) Sheridan, on 10 March 1918 in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa and had the following children:

 

(1) Betty Lou Gardner: (also seen: Betty Lou J.) Born 12 October 1920 in East Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, New York.

 

(2) Joseph Erwin Gardner: Born 17 April 1924 in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.

 

(3) Richard Eugene Gardner: Born 25 August 1926 in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.

 

(4) Shirley Lee Gardner: Born 18 April 1935 in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.

 

Enos Gardner married (2nd) Dortha Mae Hart (b. 24 Apr 1913, d. 7 Mar 1994) and had the following children:

 

(5) Enos Jay Gardner, Jr.

 

(6) David Blaine Gardner.

 

(7) Betsey Marilyn Gardner.

 

(d. Clara Ellene Gardner "Ellene": Born 5 February 1901 at La Porte City, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  Died 11 July 1972, age 71, in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa; interred Hillside Cemetery, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa.

 

1920 US Census: William H. Hammer, age 65 (b. OH; parents b. WV) and employed as , was heading a household in Cedar Falls Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife, Belle R. Hammer, age 52 (b. IA; parents b. OH); son, Floyd A. Hammer, age 29 (b. IA), widowed, and ; daughter, Vera B. Hammer, age 27 (b. IA), single, and; son, Harold K. Hammer, age 21 (b. IA), single, and ; daughter, Hilda A. Hammer, age 11 (b. IA); and granddaughter, Byrdine Hammer, age 3 years and 1 month (b. IA; parents b. IA).

 

1930 US Census: Harold K. Hammer, age 31 (b. IA; father b. OH; mother b. IA) and employed as a truck farmer, was heading a household in Cedar Falls Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  He married 1st at age 23.  The household also included his wife, Ellene C. Hammer, age 29 (b. IA; father b. OH; mother b. NYS), who married 1st at age 20; daughter, Geraldine D. Hammer, age 7 (b. IA); daughter, Vivian F. Hammer, age 5 (b. IA); and daughter, Marian F. Hammer, age 3 years and 4 months  (b. IA).

 

1940 US Census: Harold K. Hammer, age 42 (b. IA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Cedar Falls Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife, Clarra Ellen Hammer, age 39 (b. IA); daughter, Geraldine Hammer, age 17 (b. IA); daughter, Vivian Hammer, age 15 (b. IA); daughter, Marrion Hammer, age 13 (b. IA); and son, William Hammer, age 5 (b. IA).

 

At age 20 Ellene C. Gardner married Harold Kerr Hammer (b. 18 May 1898 at Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., IA, d. there 22 May 1974, age 76, at Parkview Gardens Care Center; interred with Clara), age 23, son of William Henry and Rachael Belle (Kerr) Hammer "Belle", on 19 May 1921.  Resided at 1914 Lincoln Street, Cedar Falls for about 40 years; then moved to the City of Waterloo, Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  Clara and Harold had the following children:

 

(1) Geraldine Delores Hammer: Born 19 November 1922 at Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  Married (?) Nelson and resided in Illinois, then California.

 

(2) Vivian Fay Hammer: Born 24 June 1924 in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  Married Eugene S. Webber (b. abt 1926) and resided in California.

 

(3) Harold Arnold Hammer: Born 27 July 1925.  Perhaps died young.

 

(4) Marian Bell Hammer: Born 22 November 1926 in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  Married Wayland Damm (b. abt 1927) and resided in Iowa.

 

(5) William Harold Hammer: Born 5 August 1934 at Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  Died 17 April 2010, age 75, at Waterloo City, Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  Resided in Iowa.  Married Bethel Morgensen and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Brian Hammer.

 

(b) Jon Hammer.

 

(c) Carmen Hammer: (female) Married James Girdner.

 

(d) Jennifer Hammer: Married Ron Vose.

 

Ameil and Clarissa (King) Gardner also informally adopted and raised (for an indeterminate period of time) the following daughter:

 

(3. Priscilla Filler: Born about 1866 in Virginia to parents born in Virginia.  No record found before or after 1880, when she was age 14 and resided as an adopted daughter in the household of Ameil and Clarissa (King) Gardner in Eagle Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.

 

b. Gilson/Gillson Gardner: (photos) Born 4 November 1830 in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 4 May 1918 (age 87 yrs, 6 mo.) at LaPorte City, Black Hawk County, Iowa; interred 8 May in Geneseo Cemetery, Geneseo Township, Tama County, Iowa.  At a relatively early age was employed guiding tow horses that pulled freight along the Erie Canal.  By family tradition, one day in 1851 Gilson reached the western end of his section of the canal and just kept going west, eventually reaching Licking County, Ohio, where he settled and was employed as a farmer.

 

1850 US Census: Gilson Gardner, age 19 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, resided in the household headed by George Gardner, age 46 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1860 US Census: Gilson Gardiner, age 29 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Eagle Township (Cedar Falls Post Office), Black Hawk County, Iowa.  His real estate was valued at $300, and his personal property was valued at $200.  The household also included his wife, Margaret Gardiner, age 23 (b. NYS); son, Frank Gardiner, age 4 (b. OH); and son, Wm Gardiner, age 2 (b. IL).

 

1870 US Census: Gilson Gardner, age 39 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Eagle Township (Waterloo Post Office), Black Hawk County, Iowa.  His real estate was valued at $9,680, and his personal property was valued at $1,977.  The household also included his wife, Margaret Gardner, age 33 (b. NYS); son, Frank Gardner, age 14 (b. OH); son, William Gardner, age 12 (b. IL); son, Fred Gardner, age 5 (b. IA); and James Clark, age 18 (b. Lower Canada) and employed as a farm had. 

 

1880 US Census: Gilson Gardner, age 49 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Eagle Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife, Margaret Gardner, age 43 (b. NYS; parents b. Wales); son, Frank Gardner, age 24 (b. OH; father b. NYS; mother b. Wales) and employed as a school teacher; son, William T. Gardner, age 22 (b. IL; father b. NYS; mother b. Wales) and employed as a farmer; son, Fredrick Gardner, age 15 (b. IA; father b. NYS; mother b. Wales); son, Newman Gardner, age 7 (b. IA); daughter, Bird Gardner, age 4 (b. IA); son, LeRay Gardner, age 3 months (b. IA); and housekeeper, Mariah Wick, age 18 (b. IA; parents b. England).  Of interest, the household headed by his brothers, Amilo W. Gardner, age 51, and William R. Gardner, age 45, were enumerated just before him on the same census page.

 

1885 IA Census: Gilson Gardner, age 54 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Eagle Twp, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife, Margaret Gardner, age 48 (b. NYS); son, Fred Gardner, age 19 (b. Black Hawk Co., IA); son, Newman Gardner, age 11 (b. Black Hawk Co., IA); daughter, Birdy J. Gardner, age 9 (b. Black Hawk Co., IA); son, LeRay Gardner, age 5 (b. Black Hawk Co., IA); and Joseph Gardner, age 19 (b. NYS) and employed as a laborer [son of M. and Nancy (Cochoon) Gardner, who married Fred Gardner's widow, Ada (Bigsby) Gardner, on 3 Oct 1907; see below].  Of interest, the household of A. W. Gardner [Ameil W. Gardner], age 56, was enumerated next door.

 

1895 IA Census: Gilson Gerdner, age 64 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Black Hawk County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife, Winnefred Gardner, age 51 (b. OH); daughter, Birdie Gardner, age 19 (b. Black Hawk Co., IA); and son, LeRay Gardner, age 14 (b. Black Hawk Co., IA).

 

1900 US Census: (enumerated 2 Jun 1900) Gilson Gardner, age 69 (b. Nov 1830 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Eagle Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife of 6 years, Winnifred Gardner, age 55 (b. Oct 1844 in OH; parents b. Wales), who had had no children; daughter, Birdie J. Gardner, age 24 (b. Aug 1875 in IA; parents b. NYS) and single; son, LeRay Gardner, age 20 (b. Feb 1879 in IA; parents b. NYS) and single; and employee, Arthur Davis, age 10 (b. Sep 1889 in NE; parents b. IL).

 

1900 US Census: (enumerated 15 Jun 1900) Gilson Gardner, age 69 (b. Nov 1830 in NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Locust Street in the City of LaPorte, Big Creek Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife of 6 years, Winefred Gardner, age 55 (b. Oct 1844 in OH; parents b. Wales), who had had no children.

 

1910 US Census: Gilson Gardner, age 78 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. VT), with his own income, was heading a household in the City of LaPorte, Big Creek Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  He had been married twice.  The household also included his wife of 16 years, Winnifred Gardner, age 66 (b. OH; parents b. Wales), who had been married once and had had no children.

 

Gilson Gardner married (1st) Margaret Humphrey (b. 12 Feb 1837 in Oneida Co., NY, d. 12 Feb 1892, age 55, in Black Hawk Co., IA; interred with Gilson), daughter of Thomas and Mary (Thomas) Humphrey, on 9 January 1855 at St Albuns, Ohio.  The Humphreys had moved to Ohio before Gilson arrived there, so it's possible he met Margaret in Oneida County before the Humphreys moved west and that her departure inspired him to follow.  In 1860 they settled on a farm in Eagle Township, Blackhawk County, Iowa.  Gilson and Margaret had the following children:

 

(1. Frank Riley Gardner: Born 9 May 1856 at Stebbens, Licking County, Ohio (also seen: b. New Auburn, Butler Co., OH).  Died 3 August 1922, age 66 years, 3 months.  Attended Sammit School (better known as Gardner School).

 

1900 US Census: Frank R. Gardner, age 44 (b. May 1856 in OH; parents b. NYS) and employed as a merchant, was heading a household in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  The household also included his wife of 13 years, Kate M. Gardner, age 40 (b. IA; father b. CT; mother b. PA), who had had 4 children, 3 of whom were still alive; son, Chas W. Gardner, age 12 (b. Mar 1888 in SD); son, Hugh H. Gardner, age 9 (b. Jan 1891 in SD); daughter, Margaret A. Gardner, age 7 (b. Oct 1892 in SD); and John H. Wisen, age 24 (b. Nov 1875 in IA; parents b. Sweden), single, and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1905 SD Census: F. R. Gardner, age 49 (b. Licking Co., OH; parents b. NYS) and employed as a merchant, was heading a household in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  He had resided in South Dakota for 21 years.  The household also included his wife, Mrs. F. R. Gardner, age 45 (b. IA; father b. PA; mother b. PA), who had resided in South Dakota for 18 years.

 

1910 US Census: Frank R. Gardner, age 53 (b. OH; parents b. NYS) and employed as a lumberman for a general store, was heading a household in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 23 years, Catherin M. Gardner, age 49 (b. IA; father b. CT; mother b. PA), who had had 4 children, 3 of whom were still alive; son, Charles W. Gardner, age 22 (b. SD), single, and not employed; son, Hugh H. Gardner, age 19 (b. SD), single, and not employed; and daughter, Margaret A. Gardner, age 17 (b. SD), single, and not employed.  Of interest, the household headed by his brother, William T. Gardner, age 51, was enumerated next door.

 

1915 SD Census: F. R. Gardner, age 59 (b. OH; parents b. NYS) and employed as a merchant, was heading a household in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  The household also included his wife, Kate Wetherall, who he married in 1886.

 

1920 US Census: Frank R. Gardner, age 63 (b. OH; parents b. NYS), widowed, and employed as manager of a lumber yard, was heading a single-person household in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  Of interest, the household headed by his son, Charles W. Gardner, age 31, was enumerated on the same census page.

 

At age 29 Frank Gardner married Katherine "Kate" M. Wetherell (b. Mechanicsville, IA), age 25, daughter of W. M. and Anna E. (Snyder) Wetherell, on 2 December 1886 in Black Hawk County, Iowa.  Frank moved to South Dakota about 1884, and Kate followed there about 1887.  Frank and Kate had the following children:

 

(a. Son: Died as an infant, likely in Iowa.

 

(b. Charles Whiting Gardner: Born 21 March 1888 at home in Hand County, South Dakota.  Died 5 February 1977, age 88, at Aberdeen Hospital, Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota; interred Morningside Cemetery, Ree Heights, Hand County, South Dakota.

 

1920 US Census: Charles W. Gardner, age 31 (b. SD; father b. OH; mother b. IA) and employed as a bank cashier, was heading a household in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  The household also included his wife, Mary R. Gardner, age 29 (b. SD; father b. NYS; mother b. CT); son, Charles W. Gardner, age 2 years and 1 month (b. SD); and daughter, Barbara A. Gardner, age 1 month (b. SD).

 

1930 US Census: Charles Gardner, age 42 (b. SD; father b. OH; mother b. IA) and employed as a banker in the banking industry, was heading a household in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  He married 1st at age 25.  The household also included his wife, R. Ruth Gardner, age 39 (b. SD; father b. NYS; mother b. CT), who married 1st at age 22; son, Charles Gardner, Jr., age 12 (b. SD); and daughter, Barbara Gardner, age 10 (b. SD).  Of interest, the household headed by his brother, Hugh Gardner, was enumerated next door.

 

1935 SD Census: Charles Gardner, age 47 (b. SD) and emkployed as a banker, resided in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota with his wife, (maiden name: M. Ruth Butler), who he married in 1913.

 

1940 US Census: Charles Gardner, age 52 (b. SD) and employed as a banker for a bank and loan company, was heading a household in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  He had completed 4 years of college, and his residence was valued at $5,000.  The household also included his wife, M. Ruth Gardner, age 49 (b. SD), who had completed 3 years of college; and daughter, Barbara Gardner, age 20 (b. SD) and single, with no occupation recorded, who had completed 2 years of college.  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.  Of interest, the household headed by his brother, Hugh Gardner, age 49, was enumerated on the same census page.

 

Charles W. Gardner married (1st) Mary Ruth Butler (b. 1890, d. 1954; interred with Charles) on 31 May 1913 at Canova Township, Miner County, South Dakota and had the following children:

 

(1) Charles "Chuck" Whiting Gardner, Jr.: Born 22 November 1917 at Ree Heights, Hand County, South Dakota.  Died 20 August 1975 at Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi; interred there in Biloxi National Cemetery.  Veteran of World War II.

 

1940 US Census: Charles Gardner, age 22 (b. SD) and employed as managing editor of a publishing office, was heading a household at 1215 South Main Street in Redfield City, Spink County, South Dakota.  He had completed 5 years of college, and on 1 April 1935 he resided in Yankton Co., SD.  The household also included his wife, Jean Gardner, age 21 (b. MN), who had completed 3 years of college and on 1 Apr 1935 she resided in Brookings Co., SD; and daughter, Stephanie Rose Gardner, age 10 months (b. MO).

 

Charles W. Gardner, Jr. married Jean (?) and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Stephanie Rose Gardner: Born 1939 in Missouri.

 

(2) Barbara A. Gardner: Born 18 December 1919 in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  Employed as a school teacher.  Married Hubert Burns and resided at Rockford, Illinois.

 

Charles W. Gardner married (2nd) Mrs. Helen (Lyman) Bates (b. 6 Jul 1887 at Alexandria, Hanson Co., SD, d. 21 Aug 1978, age 91, at Gettysburg, Potter Co., SD; interred Greenlawn Cemetery, Redfield Twp, Spink Co., SD) in December 1954 at Redfield, Spink County, South Dakota.  Helen had married (1st) Carmon Lee Bates (b. 5 Jun 1891 at Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., IA, d. 13 May 1942; interred with Helen) in 1913 and had several children.

 

(c. Hugh Howard Gardner: Born 3 January 1891 in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  Died 18 August 1966, age 75, at St. John's Hospital, Huron Township, Beadle County, South Dakota; interred Morningside Cemetery, Ree Heights, South Dakota.

 

1917 WWI Draft Registration: Hugh Howard Gardner, age 26 (b. 3 Jan 1891 in Ree Heights Township, Hand Co., SD) and employed as Acting Post Master, resided at Ree Heights with his wife.

 

1920 US Census: Hugh H. Gardner, age 28 (b. SD; parents b. IA) and employed as a postmaster in a post office, was heading a household in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  The household also included his wife, Ruth M. Gardner, age 28 (b. IA; father b. PA; mother b. IA); and daughter, Katherine L. Gardner, age 2 years and 5 months (b. SD).  Of interest, the household headed by his uncle, William T. Gardner, age 61, was enumerated close by on the same census page.

 

1930 US Census: Hugh Gardner, age 39 (b. SD; father b. OH; mother b. IA) and employed as a Post Master in a US Post Office, was heading a household in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  He married 1st at age 25.  The household also included his wife, Ruth M. Gardner, age 39 (b. IA; father b. PA; mother b. IA), who married 1st at age 25; daughter, Katharine Gardner, age 12; son, Riley Gardner, age 8; and son, Wayne Gardner, age 7.

 

1940 US Census: Hugh H. Gardner, age 49 (b. SD) and employed as manager of a grain elevator, was heading a household in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  He had completed 2 years of college, and his residence was valued at $1,500.  The household also included his wife, Ruth M. Gardner, age 49 (b. IA), who had completed 1 year of college; son, Riley W. Gardner, age 19 (b. SD), single, and employed as assistant manager of a grain elevator, who had completed 4 years of high school; and son, Wayne H. Gardner, age 17 (b. SD).  They resided at Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota on 1 April 1935.  Of interest, the household headed by his brother, Charles W. Gardner, age 52, was enumerated on the same census page.

 

Hugh H. Gardner married Ruth M. Speicher (b. 21 Mar 1891 in Hudson, Black Hawk Co., IA, d. 18 Sep 1987 at Fairview Heights Nursing Home, Topeka, KS; interred with Hugh), daughter of Reverend John G. and Abigail (Thompson) Speicher of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, on 18 October 1916 at Chicago and subsequently resided at Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  Hugh and Ruth had the following children:

 

(1) Katherine L. Gardner: Born 1/2 August 1917 in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  Died 17 October 2009 at Riderwood Village, Flemington, New Jersey; interred there in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

 

1940 US Census: Keith McElwain, age 26 (b. SD) and employed as a metallurgist in a steel mill, was heading a household at 7458 Knights Avenue in the City of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.  He had completed 4 years of college.  The household also included his wife, Katherine McElwain, age 22 (b. SD), who had completed 4 years of college.  Both resided in Pennington County, South Dakota on 1 April 1935.

 

Katherine Gardner married Keith M./L. McElwain (b. 3 Jan 1914 in IN/SD, d. 28 May 1989 at Flemington, Hunterdon Co., NJ), son of George Francis and Myrtle Mary (Cowman) McElwain, and resided last at Flemington, New Jersey.  Katherine and Keith had at least the following children:

 

(a) Pamela McElwain: Married (?) Brown.

 

(b) Angela McElwain: Married (?) Bednarczyk.

 

(2) Dr. Riley W. Gardner: Born 31 October 1921 in South Dakota.  At age 28 married Ruth Janssen, age 21, on 27 August 1950 in Yankton County, South Dakota and resided at Topeka, Kansas.

 

(3) Wayne H. Gardner: Born 14 November 1922 in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  Died 9 March 1991; interred Park Lawn Cemetery, Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland.  Resided last at Rockville, Maryland. 

 

(d. Margaret A. Gardner: Born 14 October 1892 in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  Died 1977; interred Morningside Cemetery, Ree Heights, Hand County, South Dakota.  Resided at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.  Never married.

 

1920 US Census: No record found.

 

1930 US Census: Margaret A. Gardner, age 37 (b. SD; father b. OH; mother b. IA), single, and employed as a commercial artist, was lodging in the household headed by Margaret Nelson, age 69 (b. Sweden) at 2520 East 74th Street in the City of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

 

1940 US Census: Margaret Gardner, age 48 (b. SD), single, and employed as an artist in her residence, was lodging in the household headed by Arthur Hanson, age 69 (b. IN) at 2520 East 74th Street in the City of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.  Margaret had completed 1 year of college.  She resided in the same city on 1 April 1935.

 

(2. William Thomas Gardner: Born 8 June 1858 at Freedom/Earlville, LaSalle County, Illinois.  Died 6 May/5 June 1922, age 63 years, 11 months in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota; interred there in Morningside Cemetery.  Attended Sammit School (better known as Gardner School).

 

1900 US Census: William F. Gardner, age 42 (b. Jun 1858 in IL; parents b. NYS) and employed as a merchant, was heading a household in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  The household also included his wife of 5 years, Anna Gardner, age 27 (b. Nov 1873 in IA; father b. OH; mother b. IN), who had had 1 child, still alive; and son, Harry Gardner, age 3 (b. Oct 1896 in SD; father b. IL; mother b. IA).

 

1910 US Census: William T. Gardner, age 51 (b. IL; parents b. NYS) and employed as a merchant in a general store, was heading a household in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 15 years, Anna Gardner, age 38 (b. IA; parents b. IN), who had been married once and had had 1 child, still alive; son, Harry W. Gardner, age 13 (b. SD; father b. IL; mother b. IA); and boarder, Mina M. Scott, age 23 (b. SD).  Of interest, the household headed by his brother, Frank, was enumerated 2 doors away on the same census page.

 

1915 SD Census: W. T. Gardner, age 56 (b. IL; parents b. NYS) and employed as a merchant, was heading a household in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  The household also included his wife, Anna Wharton, who he married in 1895.

 

1920 US Census: William F. Gardner, age 61 (b. IL; parents b. NYS) and employed as a merchant in a general store, was heading a household in  Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  The household also included his wife, Anna Gardner, age 48 (b. IA; father b. OH; mother b. IN).  Of interest, the household headed by his nephew, Hugh H. Gardner, was enumerated close by on the same census page.

 

William T. Gardner married Mary Ann "Anna" Wharton (b. 14 Nov 1874 in Mahaska Co., IA, d. 22 Mar 1944 in Wall Co., SD; interred with William), daughter of Andrew Jackson and Leah (Littler) Wharton, on 14 April 1894 in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota and had the following son:

 

(a. Harry Wharton Gardner: Born 9 October 1896 in Ree Heights Township, Hand County, South Dakota.  Died 7 August 1977 in Eugene Township, Lane County, Oregon.  Had an interest in his family's history.  Moved from South Dakota to Oregon about July 1945, where he was employed as a science instructor at the Oregon City Junior High School, Oregon City, Oregon.

 

1918 WWI Draft Registration: Harry W. Gardner, age 21 (b. 9 Oct 1896 in Ree Heights Twp, Hand Co., SD; father b. OH) was employed by W. T. Gardner, who he named as his nearest relative, and resided in Ree Heights Township.

 

1935 SD Census: Harry W. Gardner, age 38 (b. SD; father b. NYS; mother b. IA) and employed as a farmer, resided in Lawrence County (Spearfish Post Office), South Dakota.  Maiden name of wife: Maud Brudey?, who he married in 1922.

 

1940 US Census: Harry W. Gardner, age 43 (b. SD) and employed as a common school Principal, was heading a household in Nemo Township, Lawrence County, South Dakota.  He had completed 4 years of college.  The household also included his wife, Maud Gardner, age 41 (b. IL), who had completed 4 years of high school; daughter, Patricia E. Gardner, age 15 (b. SD); son, William T. Gardner, age 12 (b. SD); son, Harry G. Gardner, age 10 (b. SD); and lodger, Fredick Toren, age 43 (b. Holland), single, and employed as a preacher of the gospel, who had completed 4 years of college, and on 1 April 1935 resided in the City of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

 

1945 SD Census: Harry W. Gardner, age 49 (b. Ree Heights, Hand Co., SD; father b. IL; mother b. IA), married, and employed as a teacher, resided in Wall Township, Penn County, South Dakota.

 

Harry Gardner married Maude Breeding (b. 14 Nov 1898 in Shelby Co., IL, d. 25 Mar 1969 in Woodburn Twp, Marion Co., OR; interred with William), daughter of William Thomas (b. 15 Jul 1859 in OH, d. 13 Nov 1908 in SD) and Estella May (Spence) Breeding (b. 10 Jul 1865 in OH, d. 29 Apr 1903 in IL), on 8 September/9 August 1922 in Gann Valley Township, Buffalo County, South Dakota and had the following son:

 

(1) Patricia Ann Gardner: Born 8 March 1925 in South Dakota.

 

(2) William Thomas Gardner: Born 7 January 1928 at Miller, Hand County, South Dakota.  Died 30 June 2001, age 73, at Portland, Clackamas County, Oregon; interred Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.  Perhaps married Doreen Violet (?) (b. 13 Feb 1931 in Ashley Twp, McIntosh Co., ND, d. 19 Jun 1994 from complications of cancer in Milwaukie Twp, Clackamas Co., OR; interred Mountain View Cem., Oregon City, Clackamas Co., OR) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Robert Gilson Gardner: Born 18 July 1954 in Oregon.  Died 13 December 2005.

 

(b) William T. Gardner.

 

(c) Pamela Jean Gardner: Married (?) Traum.

 

(3) Harry Gilson Gardner: Born 23 November 1929 at Miller, Hand County, South Dakota.  Died 31 October 1945, age 15, in Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon (killed in auto accident); interred Mountain View Cemetery.

 

(3. Frederick "Fred" Humphrey Gardner: Born 25 June 1865 in Eagle Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  Died 4 June 1901 in Tama County, Iowa; interred Geneseo Cemetery, Buckingham, Tama County.  Attended Sammit School (better known as Gardner School).

 

1895 IA Census: Fred H. Gardner, age 29 (b. Black Hawk Co., IA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Genesco Township, Tama County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife, Ada E. Gardner, age 32 (b. IL); daughter, Vera Gardner, age 6 (b. Black Hawk Co., IA); and son, Homer Gardner, age 1 (b. Tama Co., IA).

 

1900 US Census: Fred D. Gardner, age 34 (b. Jun 1865 in IA; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Geneseo Township, Tama County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife of 13 years, Eda E. Gardner, age 38 (b. Jan 1862 in IL; parents b. NYS); daughter, Vera M. Gardner, age 12 (b. Jan 1888 in IA; father b. IA; mother b. IL); son, Homer G. Gardner, age 6 (b. Jun 1893 in IA; father b. IA; mother b. IL); father-in-law, Jacob E. Bigsby, age 75 (b. Jul 1825 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a capitalist, who had been married 39 years; mother-in-law, Electa E. Bigsby, age 61 (b. Feb 1839 in NYS; parents b. VT), who had been married 39 years and had had 2 children, both still alive; and servant, Henry Baker, age 40 (b. Mar 1860 in VA; parents b. VA), single and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1910 US Census: Joseph M. Gardner, age 45 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Geneseo Township, Tama County, Iowa.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 3 years, Ada Gardner, age 47 (b. IL; parents b. NYS), who had been married twice and had had 3 children, all still alive; step-daughter, Vera Gardner, age 22 (b. IA; father b. IA; mother b. IL), single, and employed as a public school teacher; step-son, Homer Gardner, age 16 (b. IA; father b. IA; mother b. IL) and employed doing farm work; and step-son, Willard Gardner, age 9 (b. IA; father b. IA; mother b. IL).

 

1920 US Census: No record found for Ada or Joseph.

 

At age 21 Fred H. Gardner married, as her 1st husband, Ada Eleanor Bigsby (b. 17 Jan 1862 in Chenning Co., IL, d. 24 Dec 1925 at Buckingham, Tama Co., IA; interred Geneseo Cem.), age 25, daughter of Jacob E. (b.  Jul 1825 in NYS) and Electa E. (Falch/Felch) Bigsby (b. Feb 1839 in NYS), on 2 March 1887 in Black Hawk County, Iowa and had the following children:

 

(a. Vera Mauree Gardner: Born January 1888 in Black Hawk County, Iowa.  Died .

 

1920 US Census: Fred Lockard, age 34 (b. KS; parens b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Geneseo Township, Tama County, Iowa.  The household also included his wife, Vera Lockard, age 32 (b. IA; father b. IA; mother b. IL); son, Herbert F. Lockard, age 6 (b. IA); son, Frank E. Lockard, age 5 (b. IA); son, Willard R. Lockard, age 3 years and 3 months (b. IA); daughter, Ada Mariee Lockard, age 2 years and 4 months (b. IA); and daughter, Emeline Lockard, age 1 year and 4 months (b. IA).

 

1930 US Census: Fred A. Lockard, age 44 (b. KS; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Geneseo Township, Tama County, Iowa.  He married 1st at age 27.  The household also included his wife, Vera M. Lockard, age 42 (b. IA; father b. IA; mother b. IL), who married 1st at age 24; son, Hubert F. Lockard, age 16 (b. IA); son, Earl T. Lockard, age 15 (b. IA); son, Willard R. Lockard, age 13 (b. IA); daughter, Ada M. Lockard, age 12 (b. IA); daughter, E. Thelma Lockard, age 11 (b. IA); son, William H. Lockard, age 9 (b. IA); daughter, Lois N. Lockard, age 6 (b. IA); son, Wendall P. Lockard, age 5 (b. IA); and son, Homer M. Lockard, age 4 (b. IA).

 

1940 US Census: Fred A. Lockard, age 54 (b. KS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Geneseo Township, Tama County, Iowa.  He had completed 2 years of high school.  The household also included his daughter, Mauree Lockard, age 22 (b. IA), with no recorded occupation, who had completed 4 years of high school; son, Wm H. Lockard, age 19 (b. IA) and employed as a farm laborer, who had completed 4 years of high school; daughter, Lois Lockard, age 16 (b. IA), who had completed 3 years of high school; son, Wendell, Lockard, age 15 (b. IA); and son, Homer Lockard, age 14 (b. IA).  On 1 April 1935 Fred resided in Buckingham Township, Tama County, Iowa.  At that time his children resided in the same township.

 

At age 25 Vera Gardner married Frederick Allen Lockard (b. abt 1886 in KS), son of John and Emeline (Armstrong) Lockard, on 31 December 1912 in Dysart Township, Tama County, Iowa and had the following children:

 

(1) Herbert "Herb" Fred Lockard: Born 18 November 1913 in Buckingham Township, Tama County, Iowa.  Died 27 March 2004 at Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa; interred there in Garden of Memories Cemetery.

 

1940 US Census: Herbert F. Lockard, age 25 (b. IA), single, and employed in the gear department of John Deere, resided in the household headed by Arthur J. Gross, age 45 (b. IA) at 1137 South Street in Waterloo City, Waterloo Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa.  The household also included Herbert's brother, Roger W. Lockard, age 23 (b. IA), single, and employed as a brick mason for a local contractor.  Both Herbert and Roger had completed 4 years of high school.

 

(2) Earl Frank Lockard "Frank": Born 28 October 1914 at Fayette, Tama County, Iowa.  Died 26 February 1995 at Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa; interred Geneseo Cemetery, Buckingham Township, Tama County