The Ranny Family, Generation Six, Part 2
Extracted From
Middletown Upper Houses

a history of the north society of Middletown, Ct.
from 1650 to 1800
with genealogical and biographical chapters
on early families.

Charles Collard Adams
New York: Grafton Press, 1908.

[transcribed by Liz Matthews]


138 Norman6 Ranney (Butler5, Willett4, Willett3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Watertown, N. Y.; m. 1830, Amelia Bagley, dau. of Henry Bagley and Mary Boynton. He rem. to Canton, Ill.

    314 Minerva Caroline, b. 1831; m. 1851, Jesse Logan Jones, d. July 3, 1884, Henry, Ill. She res. Omaha, Neb. Children: Joseph A. and Wylie L. Res. Omaha, Neb.
    314a Julia, b. 1833; d. 1863; m. A. W. Poole, d. 1888.
      Amelia, m. William McDougal.
      Jennie, m. F. T. McCoy.
    315 Zenana Amelia, b. Mar. 25, 1836; d. Oct. 4, 1880; m. Nov. 9, 1853, Joseph Henderson Jones, b. Apr. 30, 1832, Washington Co., Ind. Merchant, Presb. Res. Henry, Ill.

      Elizabeth Eva, b. Aug. 15, 1856; d. Jan. 6, 1860.
      Ida Amelia, b. July 18, 1858; m. Harry Lea Gregory. Res. Vincennes, Ind.
      Cannah, b. Dec. 16, 1861; m. Hattie Riley. Res. Vincennes, Ind.
      John Logan, b. Jan. 14, 1864; m. Cora Lane. Res. Peoria, Illinois.
      Julia, b. June 1, 1867; m. Nov. 9, 1893, Charles Sumner Crary, b. Nov. 14, 1863, Fort Recovery, O. Manufacturer, Rep., F. & A. M. Res. Hoopeston, Ill.
        Zenana, b. Dec. 12, 1894.
        Marcella, b. Jan. 10, 1899.
        Ida, b. Jan. 6, 1901.
        Sumner, b. Apr. 21, 1903; d. Mar. 11, 1905.
        Virginia, b. Apr. 21, 1903.
      Norman Ranney, b. Nov. 13, 1873; d. May 11, 1888.


139 Samuel Hall6 Ranney (George5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Mar. 6, 1772, Chatham, Ct.; m. Polly Stewart of Branford, Ct. Rem. to Ashfield, Mass., and settled on the farm adj. his father's. In 1821 he built the two-story house still standing. In 1836, he rem. to Phelps, N. Y. where he d. June 27, 1837. She d. abt. 1850, Michigan.

    317a Lucretia, b. June 17, 1796; m. (1) Lemuel Sears; m. (2) 1820, Col. Nehemiah Hathaway.
    Braddock, b. May 20, 1800; d. Sept. 6, 1803.
    Harriet, b. Mar. 12, 1802; d. Aug. 22, 1803.
    318 William, b. Sept. 6, 1805.
    Dexter, b. June 5, 1808; drowned Aug. 22, 1850, Grand Rapids, Mich.; m. Laura Robinson.
    Lucius, b. June 12, 1812; d. Feb. 1, 1815.
    Julia, b. Nov. 7, 1815; d. unm. Sept., 1838.
    Emily, b. Jan. 9, 1818; d. Apr. 22, 1837; m. Dr. James Davis.
    319 Frederick Thompson, b. Mar. 12, 1820.


140 Jesse6 Ranney (George5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 13, 1775, Chatham, Ct.; m. Dec. 5, 1798, Ruth Flower, dau. of Bildad Flower. He settled on the farm in Ashfield next north of his father's. This he sold in 1818 to his brother Joseph and purchased another farm on which he died July 18, 1861. For many years he had been an active member of the Baptist Church, "was a man of sterling good sense; of retiring disposition; of exemplary life, and most esteemed by those who knew him best." She d. Sept. 4, 1868.

    320 James, b. Sept. 15, 1799.
    Bildad, b. Feb. 27, 1802; d. Aug. 4, 1815.
    321 Charles, b. Dec. 4, 1803.
    322 Hannah, b. Dec. 16, 1805; m. Richard Ellis
    323 Erastus, b. Oct. 8, 1807.
    324 Amanda, b. Aug. 17, 1809; d. Oct. 19, 1884; m. (1) Elijah Richmond; (2) Wilson Elmer.
    325 Edwin E., b. July 25, 1811.
    Polly, b. Feb. 16, 1815; d. 1870; m. A. F. Daniels.
    Lucretia, b. Feb. 9, 1819; m. Darius Cross.
    326 Ruth Ann, b. June 23, 1821; m. Sylvester W. Hall.


141 Joseph6 Ranney (George5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. July, 1777, Chatham, Ct.; m. June 18, 1801, Sarah Waterman of Chatham, b. ----------; d. Sept. 9, 1825, Ashfield,. Mass., dau. of Capt. Joseph Waterman; m. (2) Feb. 26, 1826, Tempey Eldridge; m. (3) May 17, 1831, Lucy Selden, widow of Lemuel Eldridge. In 1810 he and his wife sold their interest in her father's estate, and he bought a home in Chatham, where he worked in the quarries. He remained there until 1818, when he ret. to Ashfield. He was killed in his wood lot by a blow from a falling tree. He was a member of the Episcopal Church. He d. Jan. 15, 1838. She d. July 19, 1862.

    Clarissa, b. 1803; d. before 1830.
    Harriet, b. Sept., 1805; m. Lyman Williams.
    Samuel, b. 1807; lived 7 days.
    Emily, b. Dec., 1808; d. Apr. 3, 1811.
    327 Samuel Allen, b. Sept., 1811.
    Edward, b. Nov. 9, 1814; d. Dec. 15, 1839; m. Nov., 1837, Marvilla Selden. No children.
    328 Sarah Amelia, b. Nov., 1817; m. Levi C. Kingman.
    329 Eliza Ann, b. Sept. 9, 1820; m. Samuel Kingman.
    330 Sabra, b. Dec. 25, 1828; m. Oscar Richardson.
    331 Clarissa, b. Dec. 7, 1832; d. Sept. 5, 1892; m. C. T. Parker.


142 Esther6 Ranney (George5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Mar. 5, 1784; m. (1) May 3, 1803, Benjamin Jones, b. Mar. 17, 1783, Williamsburg, Mass., and d. Sept. 20, 1804; m. (2) July 27, 1809, Forest Jepson, b. Mar. 4, 1783, Goshen, Mass., and d. Sept. 20, 1844, Ashfield. She d. Aug. 23, 1862, Northhampton, Mass.

Child by 1st marriage:
    Benjamin, b. Oct. 15, 1804.
Children by 2nd marriage:
    Marcia, b. July 7, 1810; m. Jefferson Leach.
    Esther, b. Jan. 13, 1812; m. J. C. Pearl.
    Forest, b. Aug. 22, 1813.
    Orrin, b. Feb. 25, 1815.
    Julia, b. May 25, 1817; m. Jesse Morse.
    George Ranney, b. Feb. 19, 1819.
    332 Calista, b. Aug. 16, 1821; m. L. H. Blanden.
    Betsey M., b. Apr. 9, 1823; m. John T. Thurston.
    Mary F., b. Dec. 16, 1824; m. W. E. Landon.
    Dwight S., b. Nov. 16, 1826.
    Lucretia, b. Jan. 25, 1829; ,m. John T. Thurston.


143 George6 Ranney (George5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. May 12, 1789, Ashfield, Mass.; m. Nov. 11, 1811, Achsah Sears, b. 1789; d. Aug. 7, 1869, dau. of Paul Sears. He succeeded to his father's homestead. Rem. 1833 to Phelps, N. Y., where he d. Sept. 9, 1842. He much resembled his father in personal appearance - was short in stature, thick set, with a compact, vigorous frame.

    333 Alonzo Franklin, b. Sept. 13, 1812.
    George Lewis, b. Mar. 10, 1815; d. Apr., 1881; m. Sarah McConnell. No children.
    334 Henry Sears, b. Mar. 5, 1817.
    335 Lucius, b. Apr. 12, 1819.
    Priscilla M., b. Jan. 19, 1822; m. Randolph Densmore. One dau. d. young.
    336 Harrison Jackson, b. Mar. 4, 1824.
    Lyman A., b. Aug. 1, 1828; d. unm. Mar. 7, 1854, Van Buren, Ark.
    337 Lemuel Sears, b. Jan. 7, 1831.
    338 Anson Bement, b. May 31, 1833.


144 Capt. Roswell6 Ranney (Thomas5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1) b. Nov. 22, 1782, Chatham, (formerly E. Middletown), Ct.; m. Feb. 7, 1802, Irinda Bement, b. Sept. 11, 1779, dau. of John Bement. Became prominent in public affairs in Ashfield, Mass., where his father had rem. in 1792. Capt. Of Militia; twice Rep. in Legislature; held various town offices; extensive farmer and speculator. Succeeded to his father's farm. In 1839 rem. to Phelps, N. Y., where he built a cobble stone house and barn. She d. Apr. 18, 1844; he d. Sept. 7, 1848.

    339 Horace, b. May 22, 1803.
    Daughter, b. Aug. 15, 1804; d. same day.
    340 Willis, b. Sept. 22, 1805.
    341 Clarissa, b. Oct. 3, 1807; m. Wait Bement.
    342 Madison, b. Oct. 9, 1809.
    Hiram, b. May 20, 1812; d. June 10, 1814.
    343 Mary, b. Oct. 9, 1814; m. Dr. Milo Wilson.
    Amanda, b. Mar. 23, 1817; d. June 14, 1847; m. Jacob Jenkins. Infant buried with her.
    344 Hiram, b. Oct. 30, 1819.
    Thomas, b. Aug. 7, 1825; m. Sept. 6, 1848, Cordelia Butler of Phelps. He died Oct., 1878, at Boise City, Idaho Territory, where he was for many years chief clerk in the office of the United States Revenue Collector; Lillian, their only child m. George N. Burbridge, and lived in Geneva, N. Y.; died Nov. 24, 1902, childless, about two years after her husband.


145 William6 Ranney (Thomas5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. June 30, 1785, Chatham, formerly East Middletown, Ct.; m. Dec., 1807, Ashfield, Mass., Betsey Alden, b. 1789, Ashfield, d. May 9, 1870, of the Alden stock of Plymouth Rock. In 1835 he rem. to Aurelius, N. Y., and then to Eldridge, N. Y., where he d. Sept. 9, 1857.

    Betsey, b. 1805; d. 1881; m. Fernando C. Annable.
    John, b. 1811; d. 1864, Almena, Mich.
    345 Luke, b. Nov. 8, 1815.
    Martha, b. ----------.
    Mary, b. ----------; m. Edwin Whitney.


146 Giles6 Ranney (Francis5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Aug. 15, 1773, Chatham, Ct.; m. Nov. 29, 1798, Lydia Bryant, b. May 10, 1775, Ashfield, Mass.; d. June 18, 1852, Ashfield. He was a farmer, rem. with his father 1786, to Ashfield where he d. Sept. 16, 1854.

    346 Francis, b. Apr. 8, 1800.
    Nehemiah, b. Oct. 27, 1803; d. unm. Jan. 10, 1881.
    Ruth, b. May 30, 1806; m. Bela Dyer.
    Lucy Bryant, b. Mar. 6, 1808; d. unm. June 17, 1890.
    347 Mary, b. Oct. 3, 1810; m. May 25, 1832, Alvan Dyer.
    348 James Allen, b. Jan. 28, 1813.
    Lydia, b. Dec. 27, 1815; d. Mar. 13, 1816.
    349 Charles, b. Dec. 16, 1816.
    George C., b. Nov. 27, 1820. Left home and never heard from.


147 Daniel6 Ranney (Francis5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. 1776, Chatham, Ct.; m. May 10, 1800, Anna Bidwell of Chatham. He had rem. to Ashfield, Mass. in 1786, with his parents, but returned to marry the girl he knew in childhood. In 1821 he rem. to Leroy, N. Y., and in 1856 to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Havens, Cass, Dupage Co., Ill. where he d. Mar. 14, 1857. The following from the pen of his grandson, Dr. Geo. E. Ranney, appeared in the Batavia, N. Y., Advocate of April 15, 1857.

"As a shock of wheat fully ripe," a patriarch has been called to his final resting place. Respected by all who knew him, esteemed by his intimate friends and beloved by his widely extended family circle - trusting in the atonement made by his Savior, he calmly closed his eyes in death, with no dread of the future; but on the contrary relying upon "the promises"; certain of the blessed immortality. Less than a year since he removed to Illinois, anticipating much pleasure in his former occupation of reading, under the roof of his son-in-law, residing there, but so soon has been called away.

Mr. Ranney at an early day left New England and took up his residence in what was then the almost unbroken forest of Western New York. As a pioneer of the "Genesee Country" he lent all of his energies to the development of its resources. Fond of books, from his well stored mind he could draw good from the public, as well as bestow the results of "brawn and muscle." Always active, industrious, energetic and intelligent, he remained in the vicinity of Le Roy, till he saw his family grow up about him to be men and women, and "the wilderness to blossom as the rose."

It will be a source of consolation to his many friends and relatives residing in Le Roy, Pavilion and Stafford, to know that he breathed his last among warm friends and received every attention that affection could suggest to smooth the pathway to the grave.

    350 Joel, b. Feb. 6, 1807.
    Hezekiah Bartlett, b. 1808; d. 1832.
    Julia, b. ----------; m. Aziel Crittenden.
    Charlotte, b. ----------; m. Lorin Havens.
    351 Ozias, b. Oct. 13, 1817.


147a Luther6 Ranney (bro. to Giles), b. Sept. 6, 1785, East Middletown, Ct.; was a year old when his father rem. to Ashfield, Mass.; m. Eunice Gray Alden. Had eight Children:
    Luther Bartlett
    351a John Alden, b. Feb. 6, 1828.
    Nancy; m. ---------- Field.
    Sophronia, m. Goodwin.
    Rachel, m. Charles Guilford.


148 Jonathan6 Bosworth (Mary5 Ranney, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Jan. 21, 1787; d. Apr. 7, 1878; m. June 2, 1811, Lovisa Vilona Darling. He was a mfr. of cast steel and steel plate hoes, a deacon in Cong. Ch. of Berlin, Vt., where he lived over 80 years. He had 12 children: The 12th was

Joseph Stillman7 Bosworth, b. Aug. 7, 1830, Berlin, Vt.; m. (1) June 29, 1856, Mary Ann Gardner of Lowell, Mass, who d. Sept. 19, 1857; m. (2) Mar. 7, 1860, Harriet E. Dustin, b. June 24, 1841, dau. of Philander Newton Dustin and Cynthia Knapp. He learned in Lowell the cabinet trade, but entered his father's factory. In 1863 he lost his health and died of consumption, Oct. 28, 1872. Widow res. in Berlin, Vt.

    Gardner Stillman, b. Sept. 11, 1857.
    Henry Newton, b. June 4, 1863; d. July 6, 1897.
    Mary Ann, b. Feb. 9, 1865; d. Sept. 10, 1867.
    Geo. Ranney, b. Aug. 29, 1868; m. Oct. 24, 1894, Mabel Hannah Brown, b. Oct. 29, 1874, dau. of Wm. Brown and Mary Dewey; jeweler, Meth.; res. Berlin, Vt.
      Raymond Henry, b. Aug. 6, 1897.
      Edward Brown, b. June 29, 1905.
    Orville Dustin, b. May 9, 1871.


149 Orrin6 Ranney (Jonathan5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), bapt. June 24, 1789, Chatham, Ct.; m. Nov. 20, 1810, East Granville, Mass., Betsey Gibbons, b. Aug. 13, 1787, Granville, Mass. He d. abt. 1815. She m. (2) his brother Reuben.

    Orrin D., b. Aug. 12, 1812; rem. to Chicago. Was m.; one dau.


150 Reuben6 Ranney (Jonathan5, George4, George3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. July 22, 1790, Chatham, Ct.; m. Oct. 6, 1817, East Granville, Mass., Betsey Gibbons Ranney, his brother's widow. He res. some years in Ashfield, Mass., then Granville, Mass.; d. Feb. 1, 1879, Elizabeth, N. J. She d. Mar. 6, 1882, Elizabeth, N. J.

    Nancy Deborah, b. Sept. 4, 1818; d. Dec. 31, 1885. Principal 1858-1860 of Hartford Female Seminary.
    Elizabeth, b. ----------; d. 1881.
    [These two sisters conducted an important school in Elizabeth, N. J., in their later years.]
    316 Sarah Shepherd, b. July 28, 1825; m. J. A. Scott.
    317 Timothy Pickering, b. Aug. 2, 1828.


151 Comfort6 Ranney (Comfort5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Mar. 20, 1788, Upper Houses; d. July 14, 1823, Hudson, O.; m. Dec. 25, 1808, Haddam, Ct., Betty Hubbard, b. Apr. 2, 1790, Haddam; d. Jan. 4, 1868, dau. of Thomas Hubbard, Jr., and Sarah Boardman. Widow m. Mar. 24, 1826, M. J. Collier. (See Boardman Genealogy, pp. 318-319.) He was a member of the Baptist Church of Upper Houses.

In the Spring of 1809 his parents, himself and wife, with his brother Jacob, started for Ohio, the father dying in Buffalo en route. He was a ship carpenter by trade and worked at it in Cleveland in the Summer of 1809, upon one of the first, if not the first, vessel built there. He purchased a large farm 3 miles from the present village of Hudson. Then he went to Cleveland and built a saw mill but gave it up on account of ill health and returned to the farm where he died.

    352 Luther Boardman, b. Nov. 28, 1809.
    Laura Maria, b. Jan. 23, 1811; d. June 13, 1818.
    Julia A., b. Dec. 10, 1812; m. John Shields; 10 children.
    Eliza Samantha, b. July 15, 1814; m. Archibald Shields; 10 children.
    353 Ruth Leonora, b. Dec. 12, 1815; m. Hiram Volney Bronson.
    354 Elizabeth Jerusha, b. Dec. 29, 1817; m. John E. Hurlbut.
    355 Moses, b. Aug. 12, 1819.
    Sarah Florilla, b. Feb. 21, 1822; d. 1860; m. George Bishop, son Daniel is a lawyer in Berkeley, California.


152 George6 Ranney (William5, John4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. Aug. 5, 1784, Woodstock, Ct.; m. Nov. 10, 1810, Pike Township, Bradford Co., Pa., Rosanna Beecher, b. Feb. 12, 1875, New Haven, Ct.; d. Nov. 18, 1843, Kirtland, O. He was a deacon in the Cong. Ch. of Kirtland, O., and a Justice of the Peace for many years, a Democrat, and a very prominent resident of Kirtland, O., where he d. Mar. 6, 1864.

    Alice Philena, b. Nov. 24, 1811; d. May 9, 1900; m. June 8, 1848, Silas Axtell, who d. Apr. 15, 1849.
    356 Charlotte Sophia, b. June 1, 1813; m. C. G. Crary.
    Pauline Henriette Louisa, b. Nov. 5, 1823; d. unm. Nov. 18, 1843.


153 Ores6 Raney (Ebenezer5, Elijah4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. May 26, 1801, Augusta, N. Y.; m. (1) Mar. 17, 1825, Augusta, N. Y., Elizabeth Murray, b. Feb. 14, 1804, Augusta, N. Y., dau. of Archibald and Agnes Murray, who d. Dec. 14, 1852, Stockbridge, N. Y.; m. (2) Dec. 7, 1856, Melvina Louisa Rhodes, b. Nov. 4, 1820; d. Dec. 11, 1873, widow of Jonathan P. Rhodes and dau. of Luther C. and Chloe C. Niles; m. (3) Jan. 1, 1877, Eleanor M. Coan. Farmer; surveyor; sch. comr; Justice of Peace; Bapt. deacon many years; Rep.; d. Jan. 12, 1882, Oneida, N. Y. Widow res. Oneida, N. Y.

Children by 1st marriage:
    357 Charles Ebenezer, b. June 20, 1827.
    A son, b. 1833; d. young.
    Jane Nancy, b. July 3, 1830; m. Joseph Quackenbush. Res. Lincoln, Neb. Charlotte M., b. Aug. 25, 1836; m. Thomas Baylis. Res. Waterville, N. Y.

Children by 2d marriage:
    Ores Niles, b. July 14, 1858; m. Mar. 16, 1882, Annie Ravel Lawton, b. Mar. 21, 1860, Norridgewock, Me., dau. of Llewellyn Foss Lawton and Rebecca Foss Maxwell. Rep. All masonic degrees. Photographer. No children. Res. Lockport, N. Y.


154 Hiram6 Ranney (Ebenezer5, Elijah4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Nov. 23,1805, Augusta, N. Y.; m. Jan. 26, 1834, Mary M. Warren, b. Buckfield, Me., tracing her ancestry to the Warren and Alden families of note; d. Dec. 28, 1875. He was Supt. of Brotherton Indians. Rem. to Stockbridge, N. Y., and eng. in farming. Rem. 1839, to Mohawk, where he became merchant and then mfr. of guns. Held many places of trust. Homestead of 1839 is still in the family. Died Apr. 8, 1878, Mohawk, N. Y.

    Charlotte, b. Dec. 8, 1834; d. Oct. 2, 1836.
    Maryett, b. Mar. 25, 1840; d. May 21, 1844.
    Marcus, b. Oct. 2, 1838; d. May 9, 1839.
    358 Hiram H., b. Apr. 17, 1842.
    359 Warren, b. Sept. 3, 1846.


155 Anson L.6 Ranney (Ebenezer5, Elijah4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. June 21, 1811, Augusta, N. Y.; m. Sept. 27, 1838, Oneida, N. Y., Eleanor T. Murray, b. Aug. 15, 1818, Augusta; d. Apr. 14, 1896, Kalamazoo, Mich.; dau. of Archibald Murray and Agnes Rodgers. He was a merchant; in 1863 rem. to Kalamazoo, Mich., to a farm, where he died July 11, 1892.

    Adelle Caroline, b. 1842; m. 1875, Eberle B. Underwood; res. Galesburg, Mich.
      Esther, b.1876.
      Florence, b. 1878; m. O. O. Bishop. Res. Vicksburg, Mich.
      Jay, b. 1844; d. 1856
    359a Orlo Bartholomew, b. 1847.
    Maurice Morton, b. 1849; d. 1899, unm.
    Ida May, b. 1851; unm. Res. Kalamazoo, Mich.
    Bernard David, b. 1853; drowned 1898, on voyage to Alaska; unm.
    Margaret Estella, b. 1857; unm. Res. Kalamazoo, Mich.


156 Oliver Russell6 Ranney (Ebenezer5, Elijah4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Jan., 1816, Augusta, N. Y.; m. Nov. 22, 1835, Stockbridge, N. Y., Elizabeth Franklin Carpenter, b. May 5, 1814, Rhode Island, dau. of Ezekiel Carpenter and Dorcas Gardner; d. Dec. 13, 1877, Stockbridge, N. Y. After his marriage he worked in his father's mill, then took the farm on shares for two years, then entered the jewelry business. After his wife's death he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Lowe, where he d. June 24, 1897, Oneida, N. Y. He cast his first vote for William Henry Harrison and was an active member of the Baptist Church.

    Agnes Elizabeth, b. Sept. 21, 1839; d. Nov. 28, 1854.
    Elvira Ann, b. Oct. 22, 1842; d. June 24, 1849.
    360 Abbie Deette, b. Feb. 5, 1847; m. Walter Robert Lowe.
    Mary Josephine, b. Aug. 16, 1850; d. Feb. 15, 1862.
    Celia Elenora, b. June 16, 1853; d. Apr. 29, 1857.


157 Almeda Pamelia6 Ranney (Ebenezer5, Elijah4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Mar. 27, 1820, Augusta, N. Y.; m. (1) Sept. 12, 1838, Valley Mills, N. Y., William Walter Bingham, b. Mar. 15, 1818, ----------, Conn.; undertaker and cabinet maker; d. Nov. 23, 1844, Valley Mills, N. Y. She m. (2) ----------, 1850, Rev. David Sargent, Jackson, b. 1802; d. 1858, Unadilla, N. Y. She d. Sept. 2, 1877, Oneida, N. Y.

Children by 1st marriage:
    361 Norton William, b. May 4, 1841.
    Elbert R., b. Feb. 9, 1844; d. Aug. 23, 1844.


158 Elijah Warren6 Ranney (Rufus5, Elijah4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. 1802, Blandford, Mass.; m. Sept. 14, 1824, Blandford, Mass., M. Levana Larkcom, b. Mar. 14, 1802, Otis, Mass., dau. of Paul Larkcom, b. Feb. 16, 1764, and Comfort Norton, b. Apr. 17, 1764. He rem., 1824, to Freedom, O., where he was the first postmaster, 1826, and then a merchant. He d. Mar. 2, 1835; she d. Feb. 3, 1854, Freedom, O.

    Ann Eliza, b. July 26, 1826; d. 1906; m. July 13, 1847, Anson Bancroft.
      Levanna, Rose, Elva, Helen and Percival. Res. Crookeston, Minn.
    362 Henry Clay, b. June 1, 1829.
    Warren, b. May, 1834; d. Sept. 6, 1836.


159 Rufus Percival6 Ranney (Rufus5, Elijah4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 13, 1813, Blandford, Mass.; m. May 1, 1839, Jefferson, O., Adaline Warner, b. Jan. 20, 1818, dau. of Jonathan Warner and Nancy Frithey. He rem. 1824, to Freedom, O.; 1836 to Jefferson, O.; 1845, to Warren, O.; 1856, to Cleveland, where he d. Dec. 6, 1891. She was mem. of Trinity Episcopal Church, and d. June 3, 1900, Cleveland.

The compiler of these records, meeting Judge Ranney, 1880, in Escanaba, Mich., learned the story of the journey of his father's family from Blandford, Mass., by ox team to Albany, by canal to Buffalo, by boat to Cleveland, and by team to Freedom, where for a year they lived on game till a few acres were cleared of timber so they could have a garden.

Judge Ranney's remarkable career as printed in the 49th Ohio State Report is as follows:

"Rufus P. Ranney died at home in Cleveland the 6th day of December, 1891, at the ripe age of seventy-eight.

"As a man, as a lawyer, as a judge, and as a statesman, he left a record without a blemish, a character above reproach, and a reputation as a jurist and statesman which but few members of the bar have attained.

"Judge Ranney came from New England, a land of robust men, of wonderful physical and mental fibre and endurance. He was born at Blandford, Hampton County, Mass., the 13th day of Oct., 1813. His father was a farmer of Scotch descent.

"In 1824 the family moved to Ohio and settled at Freedom, Portage, Co.

"The means of public instruction was quite limited, but the stock of intelligence in the family, with a few standard books brought from Massachusetts, coupled with an active, penetrating and broad intellect, aroused in the son a desire to get an education. Not until he had nearly arrived at man's estate was he able to manage, as he did by his manual labor and by teaching in backwoods schools, to enter an academy where he, in a short time, prepared himself to enter college. By chopping cord wood at twenty-five cents per cord he earned the money to enter Western Reserve College at Hudson, Ohio, but for want to means could not complete the college course.

"He made up his mind to study law, and at the age of twenty-two entered the office of Benjamin F. Wade and Joshua R. Giddings at Jefferson, Ohio, and began his preparation for admission to the bar, and in 1836 was admitted.

"Later he and Mr. Wade entered into partnership, Mr. Giddings having been elected to Congress.

"About 1845 Judge Ranney removed to Warren, Ohio, which was the chief center of business and wealth in that part of the State. He at once commanded a large practice.

"In 1846 and again in 1848 he was nominated for Congress, but was not elected, his party being hopelessly in the minority.

"In 1850 he was elected from Trumbull and Geauga Counties a delegate to the convention which had been called to revise the Constitution of the State of Ohio. He served with distinction on the committees on judiciary, on revision, on amendments and others, and although he was a young man, he was soon recognized as one of the leading members of the Convention.

"In March 1851, he was elected by the General Assembly Judge of the Supreme Court, succeeding Judge Avery, and at the first election held under the amended constitution in 1851 he was chosen to be one of the judges of the new Supreme Court. He served until 1856, when he resigned and moved from Warren to Cleveland and resumed the practice of his profession as a member of the firm of 'Ranney, Backus & Noble.'

"In 1859 he was the unsuccessful candidate of his party for Governor of Ohio, and in 1862 was nominated against his express desire as a candidate for Supreme Judge and to his own surprise was elected. He resigned two years later.

"When the Ohio State Bar Association was organized, he was unanimously chosen its President. "Towards the close of his life, Judge Ranney gradually withdrew from the practice of his profession, but the well-earned leisure of his later years was far from being indolence.

"He devoted much of his time for several years to placing the Case School of Applied Science at Cleveland upon a firm foundation, and providing for it adequate buildings and equipment.

"He was also a student of French, and made a profound study of her literature, politics, history and law.

"While Judge Ranney was on the bench, he was one of the strongest administrative forces of the State government. He held a place of his own. He was a personal force whose power was profoundly felt in the administration of justice throughout the State. He made a deep and permanent impression on the jurisprudence of Ohio.

"Judge Ranney had those qualities of simplicity, directness, candor, solidity, strength and sovereign good sense, which independent and reflective life of the early settlers of the Western country fostered.

"At the bar or in his own library, he was one of the most interesting of men.

"He was himself a firm believer in representative government, insisting, however, in order to perpetuate it, its abuses and evils must be plainly exposed and resolutely resisted.
"Signed by:
    " Allen G. Thurman,
    " Russell A. Harrison,
    " Jacob D. Cox,
    " F. E. Hutchins,
    " Samuel E. Williamson."

    Richard W., b. Mar. 5, 1840; d. July 26, 1840.
    Howard, b. Sept. 7, 1841; d. Oct. 14, 1846.
    Cornelia, b. Nov. 30, 1842; d. May 1, 1873; m. T. Kelly Bolton; two sons; res. New York City.
    364 Charles Percival, b. Oct. 7, 1847
    365 John Rufus, b. Oct. 5, 1851.
    Harriet L., b. Aug. 20, 1859; d. May 18, 1868.


160 John Lewis6 Ranney (Rufus5, Elijah4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Nov. 14, 1815, Blandford, Mass.; m. Feb. 26, 1834, Eliza E. Remington, who d. Oct. 22, 1897. Rem. 1824, to Freedom, O., and to Ravenna, O., where he d. Feb. 22, 1866. Lawyer. The widow married Daniel Day.

    Mary Ann, b. July 8, 1837, d. Sept. 7, 1854; m. Apr. 3, 1854, Geo. L. Hotchkiss.
    Joseph Norton, b. Jan. 11, 1839; d. Feb. 17, 1882, Ravenna, O.
    Lewis Rufus, b. July 28, 1842; d. May 16, 1872, unm.
    Sarah Cornelia, b. Nov. 20, 1844; m. Nov. 3, 1862, David McDonald; res. Cleveland, O.
      Mae Ethel, b. Feb. 16, 1874; m. Sept. 22, 1892, Edward Jenner.
      Lena Irene, b. Aug. 9, 1877; m. June 5, 1895, Roy Bennett.
      John Ranney, b. Jan. 4, 1880.
    Flora Adaline, b. Jan. 4, 1852; m. Sept. 17, 1903, Samuel N. Parshall; res. Ravenna, O.
    Rufus Henry, b. May 4, 1857; d. Feb. 10, 1864.


161 Joel6 Ranney (Joel5, Stephen4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 10, 1802, Chatham Conn.; m. Nov. 24, 1824, by Epis. rector of Chatham, Elizabeth Mary Graham, b. May 1, 1805, Chatham, Ct.; d. Apr. 16, 1869, New Albany, Ohio. He and his father were members, 1818, of the Episcopal Parish. The father rem. to New Jersey, and about 1817 to Plain Township, Franklin Co., O., where he bought land on time. He returned to New Jersey to earn money with which to pay for the land and ret. to Ohio in fall of 1828, when his son Joel went there. Joel6 died Dec. 21, 1877, New Albany, O. She d. Apr. 16, 1869.

    Mary A., b. May 22, 1826; d. 1903; m. ---------- Hoffman.
    365a Sylvester W., b. Mar. 7, 1830. (See Appendix.)
    Harriet, b. Oct. 5, 1832; m. ---------- Headley.
    366 Emily S., b. Jan. 15, 1835; m. Geo. Clark.
    Edwin, b. Dec. 19, 1837; m. ----------; d. Apr. 11, 1842.
    Abiah E., b. Feb. 12, 1839; unm.; d. Jan. 8, 1879.
    Sarah, b. Aug. 6, 1841; unm.; d. July 12, 1852.
    Eliza, b. June 13, 1843; unm.; d. June 3, 1852.
    367 John H., b. Jan. 8, 1846.
    368 Joel Cyrus, b. Feb. 8, 1848.


162 Alanson Ranney6 Knox (Hannah5 Ranney, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Aug. 7, 1804, Blandford, Mass.; d. Jan. 4, 1884, Cuyahoga Falls, O.; m. July 4, 1826, Utica, N. Y., Catharine O. Habermehl, b. Jan. 28, 1803, N. Y. City; d. Apr. 13, 1840, Dansville, N. Y.; bookbinder; Rep.; Meth.

    369 Catherine Eliza, b. May 27, 1827; m. Joseph C. Dana. Gabriel Lauring, b. June 27, 1829; m. Annie R. Burdick, who d. 1907. She was the first teacher of Frances E. and Mary Willard. (See "Glimpses of Sixty Years," by Miss Willard.)
    Harriet A., b. Oct. 27, 1830; d. Oct. 16, 1834.
    370 Henrietta Matilda, b. Jan. 2, 1833; m. Rev. Thos. E. St. John.
    Henry Habermehl, b. May 15 1835; 2nd Lieut. 13th Regt. Wis. Vols.; res. Janesville, Wis.
    Lemuel Gilbert, b. Dec. 30, 1837; d. Nov. 7, 1877.
    371 Harriet Jane, b. Feb. 26, 1840; m. F. G. Knight.


163 Mary Ann6 Ranney (Abner5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Aug. 10, 1815, Augusta, N. Y.; m. Feb. 25, 1840, Sheridan, N. Y., James Sheldon Cook, b. Jan. 10, 1805, Whitestown, N. Y.; farmer; Rep.; Bapt., who d. Sept. 5, 1877, Sheridan, N. Y. She was Bapt. and d. May 10, 1884, Sheridan, N. Y.

    Almon Lyman, b. Mar. 18, 1843.
    372 Harriet Edna, b. Sept. 19, 1851; m. Harvey M. Bailey.


164 Lyman Wells6 Ranney (Abner5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 30, 1820, Augusta, N. Y.; m. May 15, 1860, Mary Elizabeth Van Naten, b. Feb. 3, 1843, Cooperstown, Pa., dau. of James Van Naten and Minerva N. Thayer. He was a physician and d. Jan. 12, 1905, New Castle, Pa. Widow res. in New Castle, Pa.

    373 Cassius W., b. Feb. 18, 1861.
    374 Robert B., b. Jan. 10, 1865.
    374a Lura May, b. July 7, 1870; m. Henry M. Good.


165 Harmon6 Ranney (Abner5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 12, 1823, Augusta, N. Y.; m. Jan. 8, 1850, Fredonia, N. Y., Julia Ann Cook, b. Jan. 1, 1831, Fredonia, N. Y., dau. of Sheldon Cook and Mary Ann Newell, who d. Apr. 15, 1891, New Lisbon, Wis. He was a farmer; Rep., and Bapt. Rem. to Wis. In 1856; private Nov. 1, 1861, in 10th Wis. Battery; trans. to 8th Battery, Mar. 31, 1862, and disc. July 19, 1862. He d. June 6, 1901, Hustler, Wis.

    375 Bernice, b. Mar. 9, 1851.
    376 Sarah Etta, b. June 15, 1853.
    377 Sheldon, b. Feb. 19, 1859.
    378 Bertha, b. Apr. 11, 1867.


166 Timothy Alonzo6 Ranney (Joel5, Abner4), b. June 1, 1811, Augusta, N. Y.; d. July 26, 1886, West Falls, N. Y.; m. Mar. 1, 1837, Springville, N. Y., Mary Alma Packard, b. June 11, 1818, Aurora, N. Y., d. Aug. 25, 1891, Dunkirk, N. Y.; dau. of James Packard and Content Wheeler. He was a farmer at Griffin's Mills in early life. Being the oldest of a large family of children, much responsibility rested upon him. He was much devoted to music, played on an instrument in the Baptist choir, being a member of that church, a Good Templar, and Democrat. A daughter writes: "He belonged to the State militia and was a member of the band. I have heard him tell of being in Buffalo when it was a small city and in danger of an attack from the British. He was impressed with the silence of the stern, set faces of the men who watched the British boat that passed the city, not knowing what moment the boom of the cannon might be heard. His pride in always having his word as good as gold, his always 'doing to others as he would have them do to him' made him a man much respected and beloved by all. He carried the mark of the Ranneys with him, hair as fine as silk and skin that remained soft and fair although subjected to hard labor."

    379 Lamira Corinthia, b. Sept. 1, 1840; m. A. G. Southwick.
    380 Louise Content, b. Aug. 26, 1842; m. A. B. Harte.
    James Packard, b. ----- ---, 1851; lived 9 days.
    381 Mary Adaline, b. Feb. 14, 1853; m. C. H. Decker
    381a Mattie Florence, b. June 15, 1860; m. J. D. Thurber.


167 Caroline Amelia6 Ranney (Joel5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Feb. 16, 1824; d. Aug. 26, 1889; m. Oct. 25, 1847, Griffin's Mills, N. Y., Charles Miller Whitney, b. July 30, 1819, Dunniston, Vt., d. Apr. 14, 1896, East Aurora, N. Y. Adv. agt. in Buffalo at time of death. Rep.; Presb.

    Catherine, b. ----- ---, ----; m. Hunt.
    Ida May, b. June 10, 1857, Spring Brook, N. Y.; m. Nov. 21, 1883, Spring Brook, N. Y., Seward Griffin, b. Dec. 29, 1860, East Hamburg, N. Y. Res. Buffalo, N. Y.


168 Lydia Jane6 Ranney (Joel5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Apr. 17, 1835, Griffin's Mills, N. Y.; d. Jan. 22, 1893; m. July 11, 1861, Perry, N. Y., Thomas William Parker, b. July 12, 1838, Mt. Morris, N. Y.; private Co. D, 157th Regt. N. Y. Vols., July 30, 1863-Apr. 14, 1866; Dem.; Epis.; G. A. R.; res. Mt. Morris, N. Y.

    George Ebenezer, b. Apr. 23, 1862; d. Nov. 21, 1881.
    Frank William, b. Sept. 27, 1863, Mt. Morris, N. Y.; m. Apr. 23, 1890, Angelica, N. Y.,
    Clementine W. Hinkley, b. Feb. 28, 1866, Iowa; dau. of Milton Jerome Hinkley and Amelia Delphina Upson. He d. Mar. 1, 1896. Hardware clerk; Dem.; Epis.; Maccabees. Widow Presb.; Maccabees; W. R. C.; Nat. Protective Legion; res. Canisteo, N. Y.
      Milton Thomas, b. June 14, 1891.
    Lillie Harriet, b. Jan. 3, 1869.
    Jennie Bell, b. Mar. 26, 1870.


169 John Sheldon6 Ranney (Joel5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 22, 1838, Griffin's Mills, N. Y.; d. Apr. 15, 1902, Hamburg, N. Y.; m. Aug. 29, 1857, Griffin's Mills, Olive Lucretia Waters, b. Feb. 10, 1839, Colden, N. Y.; dau. of Asa Waters and Anna Dudley. He was a crayon artist of reputation; Dem.; Bapt.; Chief of Good Templars. Widow d. Jan. 17, 1903.

    Frances May, b. May 8, 1879; m. Oct. 7, 1898, Robert Dunham.
      Robert Lee.


170 Rowland Robinson6 Ranney (Joel5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. May 10, 1824, Griffin's Mills, N. Y.; d. May 24, 1893, Wales, Erie Co., N. Y.; m. Nov. 25, 1856, East Aurora, N. Y., Ellen Crane, b. Oct. 10, 1839, East Aurora; d. Oct. 20, 1894, East Aurora; dau. of Thomas Crane and Nancy Morgan. He was a blacksmith and I. O. O. F.

    Albert Crane, b. Jan. 16, 1863; d. Jan. 1, 1892.
    Ellen Laura, b. Aug. 26, 1870; m. Apr. 10, 1889, Franklin Peter Stillinger, b. Aug. 31, 1858, Bennington, N. Y. Farmer; Dem.; Ger. Lutheran; res. Springbrook, N. Y.
    Child: Rowland Henry, b. Sept. 30, 1895.


171 Lafayette6 Ranney (Joel5 Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. ----- ---, ----; d. --------, Dodge City, Kansas; m. --------, Harriett Elizabeth Bumistead. R. R. eng.; Rep.; F. A. M.

    Lafayette, b. ----- ---, ----; d. infant.
    Cora Belle, b. Mar. 29, 1861, Buffalo, N. Y.; m. Jan. 17, 1884, Grand Island, Neb.,
    Austin Taylor, b. Dec. 11, 1861, Olean, Mo. Supt. Union Pacific R. R.; B. P. O. E.; Modern Woodman; res. Grand Island, Neb.
    Nellie Edith, b. --------; d. infant.


172 Oliver Franklin6 Ranney (Oliver5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Apr. 1, 1813, Knoxboro, N. Y.; m. (1) Nov. 9, 1836, Augusta, N. Y., Philena Strong, b. Sept. 14, 1815, Augusta, N. Y., d. Sept. 17, 1838, dau. of Salmon Strong and Abigail Rice; m. (2) Feb. 4, 1841, Augusta, Hannah Goodhue, b. June 28, 1808; d. Feb. 7, 1898, Taberg, N. Y.; dau. of John Goodhue, b. June 18, 1773; d. Dec. 26, 1856, Augusta, N. Y., and Lovica Baker, b. Aug. 5, 1775, dau. of Daniel Baker and Hannah Ballard. Mr. Ranney contributed the Ranney data for the Strong Genealogy; farmer; Rep.; Cong.; d. Aug. 28, 1887, Taberg, N. Y.

Children by 2d marriage:
    382 John Goodhue, b. Apr. 29, 1845.
    383 Barzillai Frank, b. Dec. 24, 1847.
    Emma Lovica, b. Oct. 7, 1851; d. Sept. 2, 1866.


173 Daniel Wells6 Ranney (Oliver5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 4, 1819, Knoxboro, N. Y.; m. July 16, 1845, Sandy Creek, N. Y., Rachel Lavina Warner, b. 1825, Vernon, N. Y., dau. of Andrew Warner Jr., and Elizabeth Clark Young, who d. 1879 in Mo.; Rep.; Meth.; studied med.; in 1850 est. water cure in Knoxboro; d. Apr. 10, 1866, in Florida.

    384 Rudolph, b. July 30, 1847.
    385 Frank Warner, b. Feb. 8, 1850.


174 Hiram Mason6 Ranney (Oliver5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Jan. 6, 1822; m. Dec. 3, 1857, Forest Lake, Pa., Elizabeth Clark, b. Sept. 29, 1833, LeRaysville, Pa., dau. of Charles Clark, a banker, of Reading, Pa., who was b. in England. In 8 days Mr. Ranney raised in Binghamton, N. Y., a company of 110 men (Dickinson Guards) and camped in Elmira, but was rejected by the surgeon. He became a sutler. He and his wife were Spiritualists. He d. Dec. 18, 1888. Widow is inmate of Odd Fellows' Home, Northfield, Minn.

    Adalina Patti, b. Nov. 8, 1859.
    Maurice Mason, b. Mar. 28, 1861.
    Alexander Vance, b. Sept. 2, 1866.


174a Milo6 Ranney (Wells5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. --------, 1818; m. -------, Anna Van Tassel. He d. Jan. 25, 1895.

    385a John Jay, b. Mar. 15, 1843.
    Adaline Priscilla, b. Mar. 22, 1847.
    Ophelia Ann, b. Mar. 11, 1852.
    Phebe Anna, b. Sept. 22, 1853, m. Albert Richards.
      Albert Daniel, b. Mar. 16, 1875.
      George Eduard, b. Feb. 26, 1877.
    Maryette, b. Apr. 10.
    385b Milo Wells, b. Apr. 14, 1862.


175 Harvey Henderson6 Ranney (Wells5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Aug. 8, 1823, Royalton, N. Y.; m. Nov. 15, 1849, Sarah Catherine Jones, b. June 12, 1833; d. Jan. 22, 1901; dau. of David N. and Elmira Jones. He res. with dau. at Woodburn, Oregon.

    386 Julia Almira, b. Jan. 8, 1852; m. E. A. Stanton.
    Maryetta, b. Jan. 6, 1854; d. Feb. 17, 1855.
    Franklin W., b. Nov. 16, 1856; d. May 19, 1861.
    Ida May, b. Feb. 1864; d. Mar. 1864.
    387 Charlotte Eliza, b. Apr. 29, 1866; m. A. Lee Whitelock.
    388 Eva Belinda, b. July 16, 1869; m. Clarence W. Gillette.
    Gracie Cora, b. Mar. 14, 1871; d. June 5, 1871.
    Freddie Birdie, b. Jan. 20, 1872; d. Mar. 20, 1876.
    Charles Edward, b. May 13, 1875; d. Aug. 10, 1896.


175a Daniel6 Ranney (Wells5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. 1822; m. Sophronia Christopher. Res. Middleport, N. Y.
    Julia Sarah, b.
    Eben Francis, b. ----------; res. Buffalo, N. Y.
    Ella Mary, b. ----------; m. Orrin Enos.
    Charles E., b. ----------; res. Royalton, N. Y.


175b Franklin6 Ranney (Wells5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), m. Matilda Roberts.

    John W.
    George Franklin.
    Rose, b. ----------; m. ---------- Sims.


176 Collins Bartholomew6 Ranney (Wells5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Jan. 20, 1840, Royalton, N. Y.; m. (1) Jan. 2, 1873, Royalton, Elizabeth Singer, b. June 12, 1843, d. May 23, 1884, dau. of Henry Singer and Elizabeth Hoover; m. (2) Nov. 10, 1892, Emeline Fry, b. Jan. 27, 1855, dau. of Henry Fry, farmer; Rep.; Meth.; res. Clarence, Erie Co., N. Y.

Children by 1st marriage:
    Geo. H., b. June 15, 1876; unm.; res. Lockport, N. Y.
    Nina E., b. Jan. 1, 1879; unm.; res. Hillsdale, N. Y.
    Lottie S., b. July 9, 1882.

Children by 2d marriage:
    Carrie Eva, b. June 15, 1894.
    Bertie D., b. Aug. 15, 1896.


177 Philo6 Ranney (Lyman5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 13, 1818, Perrysburg, N. Y.; d. Oct. 3, 1892, York, Wis.; m. Oct. 26, 1845, York, Wis. (the first marriage in the township), Sally Ann Thompson, b. June 11, 1829, Perrysburg, N. Y., dau. of William Thompson and Mary Eaton; farmer; Rep.; Town Treas.; Supervisor; for 19 years Meth. Class Leader, absent but three times. The widow res. Marshfield, Wis.

    389 Francis Leroy, b. Dec. 16, 1847.
    390 Julius Sheldon, b. Oct. 2, 1849.
    391 Orcelia Sophronia, b. Jan. 30, 1851; m. M. W. Sawyer.
    392 Mary Eliza, b. Apr. 26, 1853; m. Silas Wilcox.
    Ellen Jane, b. Jan. 17, 1857; m. H. M. Lackey, dau. Lyle Mae, b. June 22, 1889.
    Sarah Etta, b. July 4, 1859; d. unm., Mar 3, 1885.
    393 Oscar Jay, b. June 26, 1863.
    394 Seymour Philo, b. July 19, 1866.
    Clara Adell, b. Feb. 22, 1869; m. M. E. Muzzy; res. Marshfield, Wis.
    Adalena, b. June 7, 1872; d. unm., Oct. 12, 1894.


178 Eliza6 Ranney (Lyman5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Apr. 12, 1821; d. July 12, 1869; m. Moses Wood., d. Sept. 2, 1904, Madison, Wis.; rem. 1847 to Wis.; farmer; Rep.; Bapt.

    Juliette, b. Apr. 6, 1841; d. Oct. 15, 1900; m. --------.
    Orselia, b. --------; d. young.
    Oren Christopher, b. Jan. 23, 1846; m. Dec. 19, 1869, Theodocia Alwilda Bridges, b. Nov. 14, 1844, Canada East, dau. of Rev. John Bridges and Sarah Hazelwood; farmer, Rep., Advent Christian; res. Sac City, Iowa.
      Edith Adella, b. July 27, 1871; m. Feb. 16, 1901, Sac City, Ia., Frank Plum King, b. Nov. 5, 1872, McLean Co., Ill.; farmer, Rep. Res. Storm Lake, Ia.
        Lavern Mae, b. Dec. 2, 1901.
        Orrin Franklin, b. Aug. 22, 1903.
      Emma Jane, b. Aug. 31, 1875; unm.
      Arabella May, b. Nov. 6, 1877; m. Sept. 16, 1900, Max Frank Dorwood, b. Apr. 17, 1878, desc. of Scotch line; farmer, Christian Ch., anti-saloon; res. Cottage Grove, Oregon.
        Donald Larne, b. Oct. 1, 1901.
      Evalena, b. Apr. 24, 1880; unm.
      Viola Alwilda, b. Jan. 27, 1883; unm.
      Franklin William, b. June 5, 1887; unm.
    Elmira Melinda, b. Jan. 3, 1849; m. Mar. 7, 1871, William Franklin Bridges, b. Aug. 14, 1847, Ontario, Canada; d. Oct. 26, 1904, Tonkawa, Okla.; farmer, then merchant, Legion of Honor, Rep.; widow res. Tonkawa, Okla.
      William Henry, b. Dec. 25, 1872; unm.
      John Clinton, b. May 18, 1876; unm.
      Clifford Alanson, b. Oct. 8, 1880; d. Mar. 10, 1885.
      Nellie May, b. Oct. 20, 1884; d. May 25, 1889.
    Satira Jane, b. Jan. 22, 1851; m. Dec. 25, 1872, York, Wis., William Willingham Bewick, b. June 12, 1844, Madison, Wis.; merchant, Bapt., Prohi.; res. Madison, Wis.
      Clara Alice, b. Jan. 29, 1874; d. Sept. 23, 1905.
      Margaret Edith, b. July 11, 1875; m. Geo. W. Britton; farmer, Dep. Sheriff, Rep., Mod. Woodman; res. Sun Prairie, Wis.
        Ralph B., b. Mar. 9, 1897.
        Harold W., b. Jan. 13, 1901; d. Aug., 1904.
        Malcolm M., b. Oct. 11, 1905.
      Thomas Lyman, b. Apr. 30, 1877.
      Grace Beatrice b. Mar. 8, 1879.
      Jessie Rosewood b. June 17, 1882; d. Feb. 22, 1885.
      Wm. Medhurst, b. Dec. 24, 1884.
    Clinton Laverne, b. Jan. 23, 1855, York, Wis.; m. Jan. 23, 1878, Melissa Lovica Clark, b. Apr. 12, 1857, dau. of Kendall Peabody Clark and Melissa Lovica Larrabee; farmer, Rep., Presb.; she W. R. C.; res. Fonda, Ia.
      Inda Melissa, b. Dec. 7, 1878.
      Mabel Eliza, b. June 1, 1880; m. Ernest Horst.
      Willie Clinton, b. Jan. 24, 1883.
      Verne Cyrus, b. Mar. 20, 1886.
      Clayton Clark, b. Sept. 9, 1895.
      Dewey Arthur, b. May 1, 1898.


179 Sophronia6 Ranney (Lyman5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 16, 1822, Perrysburg, N. Y.; d. Jan. 7, 1905; m. Oct. 29, 1844, Augusta, N. Y., Leander Vaughn, b. Jan. 10, 1822, Smithville, N. Y.; farmer, Rep., Meth., res. Enid, Okla.

    Adella, b. July 29, 1846; d. Feb., 1862.
    Clifford Eugene, b. Feb. 26, 1850; res. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
    Carrie Augusta, b. Mar. 6, 1858; m. Dec. 25, 1875, Sterling, Ill., Robert Emmet Church, b. Dec. 25, 1853, Portageville, N. Y.; F. & A. M., A. O. U. W., Rep., miller; res. Enid, Okla.
      Lyman U., b. Aug. 20, 1877; unm.; res. Breckinridge, Minn.
      Carrie Adelle, b. Feb. 22, 1879; m. -------- Crawford; res. Lawton, Okla.
      Elsie Louise, b. June 29, 1881; unm. Robert Lee, b. Aug. 9, 1883; unm.; Troop L, 7th U. S. Cav., Fort Oglethorpe, Dodge, Ga. L. Gertrude, b. Dec. 28, 1889; unm.


180 Edward Allen6 Ranney (Lyman5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 7, 1825, Perrysburg, N. Y.; d. May 8, 1867, Tainter, Wis.; m. Mar. 9, 1847, Hartford, Conn., Orpha Bushnell, b. Nov. 3, 1825, Hartland, Conn., dau. of Isaac Bushnell and Orpha Deming; farmer; widow res. Cedar Falls, Ia. Children:
    Mary, b. ----------; d. infant.
    Harmon Eugene, b. Feb. 23, 1849; m. Jan. 4, 1873, Menomonie, Wis., Mary Jane Furbur, b. Nov. 1, 1859, Adams Co., Wis., dau. of Roger Furbur and Mary Ann Adams; farmer, Rep., Meth.; res. Colfax, Wis.
      Guy Eugene, b. Mar. 9, 1874.
      Orpha Bell, b. Jan. 13, 1886.
    Carlton Wallace, b. Dec. 2, 1851, Hartford, Conn.; m. Mar. 10, 1887, Sherman, Wis., Rosa Belle Furbur, b. Jan. 10, 1867, Sherman, dau. of Roger Furber and Mary Ann Adams; farmer, Prohi., Meth., M. W. of A.; res. Cedar Falls, Wis.
      Lloyd Allen, b. Aug. 13, 1888.
      Myrtle May, b. Jan. 31, 1891.
      Roger LeRoy, b. July 7, 1893.
      Lois Evangeline, b. Jan. 18, 1895.
      Mary Angeline, b. Sept. 16, 1899.
    Laura Sophronia, b. Aug. 7, 1854, Wis.; m. Nov. 27, 1877, Menomonie, Wis., Byron Pitman Dammon, b. Feb. 23, 1852, Rutland, Wis.; farmer, Town Clerk of Sheridan, Wis., 1880-1881; Chairman Town Supervisors, 1890; Maccabees; res. Woodburn, Ore.
      Erma Estelle, b. Jan. 22, 1879; unm.
      Clifford Byron, b. Nov. 10, 1888; unm.
      Edna Abigail, b. May 4, 1892.
      Mabel Orpha, b. Sept. 20, -----.
    Ada Louisa, b. 1855; d. Nov. 10, 1887; m. Charles C. Bennett
    . Child:
      Mabel Ruth, b. July 7, 1873; unm; res. Republic, Washington.
    Frank Edward, b. June 19, 1857, Tainter, Wis.; m. 1881, River Falls, Wis., Minnie Jane Bouck, b. 1865, Winnebago Co., Ill., dau. of Lorenzo Dow Bouck and Alta Jane Trask; farmer, Rep., Seventh Day Advent; res. Colfax, Wis.
      Alta May, b. Apr. 8, 1882.
      Larue Franklin, b. Aug. 19, 1883.
      Geo. Clinton, b. Sept. 25, 1888.
      Mildred Mae, b. June 23, 1893.
      Gladys Irene, b. Feb. 2, 1901.
    George Burtis, b. May 2, 1864, Tainter, Wis.; m. May 2, 1897, Tainter, Carrie Almedia Danter, b. Dec. 12, 1880, dau. of Thomas Danter and Sophia Amelia Visger; farmer, Rep.; res. Colfax, Wis.
      Eva Viola, b. May 21, 1898.
      Ada Sophia, b. Feb. 19, 1900.
      Julia Hannah, b. Mar. 13, 1902.
      Grace Fern, b. June 29, 1904.
    Edgar Allen, b. Aug. 16, 1867, Tainter, Wis.; m. Apr. 28, 1897, Tainter, Ellen Hannah Danter, b. Jan. 31, 1874, dau. of Thomas Danter and Sophia Amelia Visger; farmer, Meth., Rep.; res. Wheeler, Wis.
      Agnes Laura, b. Aug. 12, 1898.
      Elsie Fay, b. Nov. 17, 1899.
      Ruth Hazel, b. Jan. 24, 1902.
      Nellie May, b. Apr. 29, 1903.


181 Diana6 Ranney (Lyman5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. 1831; d. 1854; m. ----------, John Eckels, b. July 20, 1814, Harrisburg, Pa.; cooper, Rep.
    Ransom, b. May 20, 1849, Allegan Co., Mich.; m. May 14, 1886, Grand Haven, Mich., Viola Schoonover, b. Mar. 24, 1860, Addison, N. Y., dau. of B. Schoonover and Louisa Gee; shingle manufacturer, Rep., F. & A. M., O. E. S., I. O. O. F., B. P. O. E.; res. Arlington, Wash.
      Hilda May, b. Oct. 11, 1900.
    Louisa, b. --------; m. Abraham Givins.


182 Warren Ezrum6 Ranney (Lyman5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Mar. 14, 1838, Perrysburgh, N. Y.; m. July 21, 1864, West Portland, Wis., Eveline Elizabeth Linderman, b. Jan. 21, 1844, West Portland, Wis.; d. May 4, 1897, Burlington, Kan.; dau. of Stephen Linderman and Charlotte Rue; farmer and engineer, Corp. Co. C, 11th Reg. Wis. Vols., Sept., 1861-Aug. 18, 1863; Rep., Meth., G. A. R.; res. Wray, Colorado.

    Hiram Elder, b. Sept. 6, 1866, W. Portland, Wis.; m. Feb. 10, 1889, Burlington, Kan., Viola Catherine Lanning, b. Dec. 25, 1869, Lowry, Mo., dau. of Joseph Mayberry Lanning and Matilda Helen Dean, expert accountant, lumberman, printer and editor, Dem., enrollment clerk of La. Senate, K. of H.; res. Springfield, La.
      Harry Lee, b. Dec. 20, 1889.
      Carl Albert, b. July 11, 1893.
      Marion Elmer, b. Feb. 5, 1898; d. Dec. 17, 1899.
      Walter Eugene, b. Dec. 30, 1903.
    Charles Dexter, b. June 21, 1868, York, Wis.; m. Aug. 8, 1892, Galena, Ill., Anna Sophia Young, b. Nov. 8, 1870, Galena, dau. of Christian Young and Sophia Dublin; tinsmith, Rep., Cong.; res. Chicago, Ill.
      Ethel Fay, b. Feb. 4, 1896; d. Sept. 5, 1898.
      Charles David, b. June 18, 1899; d. June 18, 1899.
      Vera Evelyn, b. Dec. 16, 1900.
    Oscar Minor, b. Nov. 7, 1870, Fenton, Ia.; m. Nov. 8, 1899, Burlington, Kan., Docia Dodd, b. July 14, 1870, dau. of Ennis K. Dodd and Mary L. Brocan; harness maker, Rep., Meth., 32 Masonry; d. July 1, 1906; no children.
    Fred Warren, b. Sept. 25, 1877; res. Parsons, Kans.


183 Dewitt Clinton6 Ranney (Lyman5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. May 22, 1840, Perrysburg, N. Y.; m. June 6, 1864, New Albion, N. Y., Mary Ann (Wood) Clark, b. Mar. 21, 1844, Hanover, N. Y., dau. of Jason Wood and Hannah Featherby, and widow of James Madison Clark, of Co. C, 64th N. Y. Vols. At the age of five weeks Mr. Ranney was taken from his mother's grave, and adopted by Andrew Keyes. For over forty years he knew nothing of his relatives. He enlisted in 1863, but did not pass the medical examination; farmer at Hasting, Mich., where he d. Nov. 17, 1906; widow res. there.

    George D., b. Apr. 5, 1868; res. Cincinnati, O.
    Maud Josephine, b. Jan. 28, 1874; m. Clarence F. Brown; res. Ithaca, N. Y.
    Ada Blanche, b. May 28, 1881; m. May 30, 1899, Claude Eugene Booth; res. Kalamazoo, Mich.
      George D., b. June 27, 1900.


184 Caroline Celinda6 Ranney (Lyman5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Nov. 9, 1841, Perrysburg, N Y.; m. Nov. 4, 1860, Silver Creek, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., James Albert Grantier, b. Sept. 19, 1832, Argusville, N. Y.; farmer, Dem.; res. Forestville, N. Y.

    Morrell Edgar, b. Sept. 22, 1863; m. Sept. 11, 1888, Jamestown, N. Y., Helen Isabel Gage, b. Nov. 2, 1867, Smith Mills, N. Y., dau. of Judson Gage and Amelia Pope; farmer; res. Dunkirk, N. Y.
      Alice, b. July 25, 1891; d. Apr. 29, 1892.
    Alvin Allen, b. Dec. 16, 1871; unm.; res. Forestville, N. Y.
    Irwin Norton, b. Aug. 31, 1875, Villenova, N. Y.; m. Oct. 26, 1898, Alice May Perkins, b. June 27, 1881, Villanova, dau. of Dennis Perkins and Mary Elizabeth Danker; farmer, Rep., I. O. O. F.; res. Forestville, N. Y.
      Martin Lewis, b. May 28, 1899.
      Blanch Isabel, b. Oct. 12, 1900.


185 Justin Worthy6 Ranney (Eli5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Jan. 3, 1821, Augusta, N. Y.; m. Dec. 30, 1849, Elizabeth Quackenbush, b. Mar. 25, 1825, Stockbridge, N. Y., dau. of John Quackenbush, who d. Nov. 19, 1881, West Salem, Wis.; farmer, Rep., Cong. Ch.; d. Sept. 13, 1898, West Salem, Wisconsin.

    Clara M., b. Mar. 4, 1851; d. June 12, 1877.
    Cassius M., b. Mar. 9, 1855; unm.
    Edwin H., b. Nov. 15, 1858; d. Feb. 25, 1876.
    Mary E., b. Feb. 18, 1864; d. June 15, 1885.
    Minnie L., b. Feb. 18, 1864; d. Sept. 3, 1864.
    Jay Worthy, b. July 22, 1870, West Salem, Wis.; m. Dec. 31, 1898, Stella B. Smith, b. May 3, 1873, West Salem, dau. of Franklin B. Smith and C. Best; farmer, Rep.; res. West Salem, Wis.
      Edna Elizabeth, b. Mar. 25, 1900.
      Franklin Justin, b. Apr. 25, 1903.


186 Harmon6 Ranney (Eli5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. June 27, 1823, Brooklyn, Wis.; m. Lucy Ann Smith, b. 1837, d. Apr., 1890, Mitchel Gulch, Montana. He farmer. Catholic at death, Aug. 24, 1900, Shelby, Mont.

    395 Lovisa Jane, b. 1854.
    396 Sarah Janette, b. Feb. 17, 1856.
    397 Flora Ann, b. Feb. 17, 1860.
    Mary Evaline, b. May 24, 1862; d. May 12, 1879; m. Nov 25, 1877, Duane Francis Doggett.
    Charles Francis, b. ----------.
    398 George Frederick, b. May 12, 1871.
    399 Rosetta Ida, b. May 6, 1874.


187 Nancy Jane6 Ranney (Eli5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Nov. 12, 1826, Augusta, N. Y.; m. Sept. 6, 1848, Gowanda, N. Y., Nathaniel Hurd Miner, b. Aug. 24, 1825, Perrysburg, N. Y., d. Jan. 7, 1905, Emerson, Ia.; farmer, Rep., Meth.; widow, res. Emerson, Ia.

    Homer George, b. July 29, 1849; d. Sept. 19, 1882; m. Aug., 1881, Octavia Adaline Collings, b. Jan. 21, 1861, Oklahoma; d. Feb. 22, 1886; res. Apache, Okla.
      Minnie Adaline, b. Aug. 5, 1882.

    Mary Isabel, b. July 25, 1852; d. Nov. 30, 1892; m. Silas Parks Taylor, who res. Auburn, Ia.
      Eva M.
      Harry D.
      Floyd H.
      John W.

    Martha Jane, b. Apr. 12, 1856; unm.; res. Emerson, Ia.
    Lydia Ann, b. Aug. 7, 1869; m. William Louis Lloyd; res. Emerson, Ia.
      John Raymond, b. Apr. 6, 1893.
      Mary Elvira, b. Apr. 11, 1898.


188 Julius Caesar6 Ranney (Eli5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Feb. 20, 1829, Augusta, N. Y.; m. Aug. 29, 1849, Dayton, N. Y., Nancy Maria Milk, dau. of Luke Milk and Saloma Adams, shoemaker; d. May 8, 1906, Maynard, Iowa.

    400 Luke, b. July 30, 1850.
    401 Nathan Arms, b. Aug. 27, 1853.
    Benj. Franklin, b. Apr. 7, 1856; d. unm. Mar. 7, 1884.
    402 Alfred Herrick, b. Oct. 3, 1858.
    Henry, b. Apr. 21, 1861; d. Dec. 14, 1865.
    403 Hermon, b. July 8, 1863.
    404 Saloma Evaline, b. Nov. 22, 1867.
    405 Justine Warren, b. Dec., 8, 1870.


189 Lovisa6 Ranney (Eli5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Aug. 21, 1831, Augusta, N. Y.; m. Dec. 17, 1851, Gowanda, N. Y., De Witt Clinton Brand, b. June 27, 1824, Erie Co., N. Y.; farmer, Rep., United Brethren Ch.; rem. 1854 to Indianola, Ia.; res. there.

    406 Alice Serizah, b. Nov. 20, 1852, m. H. D. Brown.
    407 Sarah Evaline, b. Jan. 28, 1857; m. J. M. Lehman.
    Frances Delinda, b. Mar. 17, 1859; d. Jan. 11, 1860.
    408 George Clinton, b. Feb. 24, 1861.
    409 Minnie Louisa, b. May 28, 1865; m. Wm. Peverly.
    Warren David, b. May 1, 1867; unm.
    410 Mary Jane, b. Apr. 6, 1869; m. Wm. Comer.
    411 Carrie Elizabeth, b. Mar. 19, 1871; m. Feb. 23, 1890, Clifton Hall; 3 children; res. Indianola.
    Nellie Eliza, b. July 23, 1873; m. Mar. 8, 1905, John R. Lundy, Pres. Of Bank of Spring Hill, Ia.; Dem., F. & A. M., I. O. O. F., M. W. A.; res. Spring Hill, Ia.


190 Frank Eli6 Ranney (Eli5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 25, 1837, Augusta, N. Y.; m. Mar. 1, 1859, Perrysburg, N. Y., Adelaide Lovina Wells, b. Feb. 26, 1841, Dayton, N. Y., dau. of William Wells (b. Mar. 7, 1810, Sangerfield, N. Y.), and Mary Jane Ellis, b. June 22, 1822, Tioga Co., N. Y.; Corporal Co. G, 10th Iowa Inf., Sept. 2, 1862-May 28, 1865, in many battles; Rep., Meth., A. O. U. W., farmer,; rem. 1844, to Perrysburg, N. Y., 1853, to Iowa; 1865, to West Perrysburg, N. Y., where they reside.

    412 Charles Clinton, b. May 3, 1860.
    413 Frank Millard, b. Sept. 12, 1861.
    William Wells, b. Mar. 7, 1869; unm.
    George Ellis, b. Mar. 19, 1870; m. July 16, 1892, Emma Dawley; farmer, Rep., Meth.; res. Perrysburg, N. Y.
    Grace Eva, b. Jan. 3, 1874; m. Dec. 24, 1891, Orten Watrous; farmer, Rep.; res. Perrysburg, N. Y.
      Ray Orton, b. Mar. 7, 1900.


191 Elizabeth Evelyn6 Ranney (Eli5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. July 9, 1840, Augusta, N. Y.; d. Jan. 12, 1892, Colfax, Ia.; m. Sept. 10, 1857, Warren Co., Ia., Alfred Francis, b. May 19, 1827, Erie Co., N. Y.; Corporal Co. G, 3d Iowa Inf., May 8, 1861-June 24, 1864, in many battles; retired farmer, Rep., Meth., G. A. R.; res. Spring Hill, Iowa.

    Cadwin Eli, b. Mar. 29, 1865; m. Aug. 25, 1897, Lydia Emma Amburg; res. Valeria, Iowa.

      Irene Viola, b. Feb. 22, 1899.
      Mabel Elizabeth, b. Sept. 11, 1901.

    Justin Simon, b. Nov. 25, 1870; d. Apr. 6, 1884.


192 Helen Amelia6 Ranney (Eli5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 31, 1847, Perrysburg, N. Y.; m. Mar. 10, 1867, West Plain, Ia., Lewis Smith Kennedy, b. June 19, 1837, Washington Co., Pa.; d. Feb. 16, 1906; farmer, Rep., Friends Ch.; Second Sergeant Co. M, 2d Nebraska Cav., May 24, 1863-Dec. 23, 1863; wounded in right arm Sept. 3, 1863; widow res. Norwalk, Ia.

    Charles Francis, b. Nov. 25, 1869; m. Jan. 11, 1899, Nettie Turner, res. Norwalk, Ia.

      Earl, b. Nov. 8, 1899.
      Bessie, b. Aug. 11, 1901.
      Elsie, b. Mar. 14, 1903.
      Edith, b. June 12, 1905.

    John Frederick, b. Mar. 13, 1875; m. Dec. 22, 1898, Stella Brubacker; res. Orillia, Ia.

      Helen Sophia, b. Aug. 11, 1899.
      Stella Rose, b. Apr. 2, 1901; d. Apr. 29, 1901.
      Mabel Teresa, b. Feb. 3, 1903.
      John Thomas, b. Nov. 13, 1905.


193 Rebecca6 Ranney (Joseph5, Fletcher4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 24, 1780, Upper Houses; m. (1) Nov., 1801, John Edwards, bapt. Aug. 10, 1775, son of Churchill6 Edwards (Churchill5, David4), and Lucy Eells, dau. of Rev. Edward Eells. He d. 1803, in the West Indies. She m. (2) May 15, 1810, Captain Thomas White, b. June 10, 1773, Upper Houses; shipmaster, d. Sept. 13, 1819. She d. May 4, 1871.

Children by 1st marriage:
    Emeline, b. ----------; m. Aug. 3, 1823, Roderick Stocking.
Children by 2d marriage:
    Catherine L., b. July 9, 1811; d. unm., Oct. 15, 1833.
    Ruth, b. June 6, 1813; d. Sept. 10, 1856; m. Sept. 19, 1839, Edmund Beaumont. He d. July 13, 1872. Children:
      William, b. Jan. 19, 1855; d. Jan. 21, 1855.
      Thomas White, b. Sept. 3, 1856; m. Sept. 30, 1880, Jane Hanmer, postmaster, Cromwell, Conn.
    Clarissa, b. July, 1815; d. Aug. 8, 1815.
    Augusta, b. Jan. 1, 1821; d. unm., Aug. 28, 1897.


194 Moses6 Ranney (Joseph5, Fletcher4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Dec. 22, 1785, Upper Houses; m. Mar. 7, 1807, Elizabeth Gilchrist Ranney, b. Aug. 16, 1886, dau. of Samuel Ward Ranney. He was a hatter in Middletown, baptized by immersion by the Episcopal rector, Jan. 27, 1812, and d. Feb. 9, 1812. Raised in St. John's Lodge, Apr. 11, 1810. Widow rem. 1830, to Cincinnati, O., and d. Sept. 7, 1859, at Spartansburg, Indiana.

    414 Mary, b. Aug. 2, 1807; m. John Hough.
    415 Henry Joseph, b. 1809.
    416 Moses, b. June, 1811.


195 Calvin6 Ranney (Joseph5, Fletcher4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Apr. 15, 1791, Upper Houses; m. (1) --------, Mary5 Sage, b. -----, 1784, d. ----------; dau. of Timothy4 Sage (Timothy3, Timothy2, David1); she d. ----------; m. (2) Apr. 7, 1815, Clarissa S. Williams, who d. Aug. 11, 1825. He d. Aug. 16, 1818, Upper Houses.

Child by 2d marriage:
    417 Asa Sage, bapt. Oct. 3, 1817.


196 Norman6 Ranney (Joseph5, Fletcher4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Apr. 22, 1793, Upper Houses; m. Nov. 15, 1820, Southington, Conn., Mary B. Wilcox. He d. Oct. 9, 1825. She m. (2) Nov. 12, 1837, Benjamin Barnes of Southington. They resided Upper Houses. She d. Feb. 4, 1875, aged 77 years. He d. Sept. 26, 1843, aged 38 years.

Children by 1st marriage:
    418 Polinda Eliza, b. Aug. 21, 1821; m. Samuel Wilson Lee Clark.
    Jane Wilcox, b. ----------; d. unm., Oct. 12, 1847.


197 Martin6 Ranney (Simeon5, Fletcher4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), bapt. June 19, 1788, Upper Houses; m. Aug. 7, 1812, Harriet Hall Bound, b. July 25, 1795, Greenfield, Mass., dau. of Ephraim Bound (b. Jan. 14, 1773), and Sarah Francis (b. Sept. 9, 1769). Mr. Bound had come to Middletown to reside. He had two daughters. "The two daughters of Ephraim Bound were acknowledged beauties in their day, being queenly and stately, and having classical features and figures, invariably attracting admiring attention wherever they appeared." Martin Ranney died Sept. 10, 1812, only a month after marriage. On Sept. 25, 1815, the widow married James K. Frothingham of Charlestown, Mass. The probate record shows: coffin, $5.25; tolling bell, 50 cents; digging grave, $2.00; attendance on hearse, 38 cents; gravestone $10.10; paid his sub. to Baptist meeting house, $8.00. It did not cost much to die in those days. Served in War of 1812, Aug. 18, 1814 to Oct. 25, 1814, under Capt. Isaac Webber.

    Harriet M., b. Feb., 1813. Posthumous.


198 Horace6 Ranney (William5, Fletcher4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), bapt. Oct. 28, 1791, Upper Houses; m. Ruth Tuell, b. Middletown; farmer and shoe mfr., Winsted, Berlin, and Upper Houses; raised in St. John's Lodge, Feb. 27, 1827; d. Aug. 7, 1834; she d. Mar. 4, 1875.

    Martin L., b. July 26, 1814; d. 1848, Vicksburg, Miss.
    Horace, b. July 21, 1816; d. unm., 1870, St. Louis, Mo. Left much property to charitable and church purposes.
    Julia Ann, b. Aug. 11, 1818; d. June 17, 1856; m. Horace Higby.
    419 Edwin Hiram, b. Sept. 11, 1820.
    420 Henry W., b. Oct. 15, 1822.
    Alexander, b. ----------; d. Oct. 2, 1826.


199 William6 Ranney (William5, Fletcher4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), bapt. June 9, 1793, Upper Houses; m. Elizabeth Bailey, b. 1790, Middle Haddam, Conn.; farmer, Dem.; d. Feb. 23, 1844; she d. May 18, 1878. Their son, Zenas Edwards, erected the costly monument seen herewith.

    421 Martha, b. June 1, 1817; m. S. J. Baisden.
    Charles, b. Dec. 10, 1818; d. unm., Aug. 7, 1857, California.
    422 Timothy, b. Jan. 21, 1821.
    Titus, b. Sept. 5, 1823; d. Sept. 16, 1828.
    423 Benjamin, b. June 3, 1825.
    Geo. C., b. Apr. 11, 1827; rem. to California.
    424 Zenas Edwards, b. Jan. 28, 1829.
    William H., b. June 3, 1831; drowned Dec. 25, 1841.
    Andrew J., b. Oct. 26, 1833; d. unm., Oct. 29, 1871
    Titus, b. May 15, 1836; rem. to California.
    Joseph, b. Mar. 14, 1840; d. Aug. 15, 1840.


200 George6 Ranney (William5, Fletcher4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), bapt. July 26, 1795, Upper Houses; m. Dec. 6, 1821, Upper Houses, Alma White, b. July 18, 1797, Upper Houses, dau. of John White and Ruth Ranney (see the White family); mfr. boots and shoes; he d. May 16, 1842; she d. May 20, 1877. Children:
    425 William Keith, b. Nov. 1, 1822.
    426 Almira Maria, b. Nov. 1, 1824.
    427 Samuel B., b. Nov. 6, 1827.


201 Sarah6 Ranney (William5, Fletcher4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), bapt. Apr. 10, 1797, Upper Houses; m. Oct. 28, 1821, Archibald Kinney, b. Oct. 24, 1794, Union, Conn., son of Joel Kinney and Chloe Coye; teacher, farmer, Dem., Epis.; d. Mar. 11, 1867, Suffield, Conn.; she d. Jan. 29, 1890. Children:
    Timothy William, b. July 22, 1822.
    Sarah Olive, b. Aug. 13, 1826.
    Elizabeth Coye, b June 16, 1828; d. May 20, 1838.


202 Henry6 Ranney (William5, Fletcher4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. May 5, 1804, Upper Houses; m. ------------, Middlefield, Conn., Mary Bivens, b. May 17, 1806; farmer, Dem., Bapt. Deacon; he d. Aug. 10, 1862; she d. Apr. 10. 1891.

    Benjamin, b. Mar. 29, 1827; d. young.
    Caroline, b. Apr. 26, 1830; d. young.
    428 Mary Melissa, b. Oct.6, 1832; m. E. R. Blinn.
    429 Caroline Hamlin, b. Feb. 19, 1836; m. R. B. Hale.
    430 Benjamin Henry, b. Feb. 3, 1840.


203 Joseph6 Ranney (William5, Fletcher4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Aug. 20, 1807, Upper Houses; m. Jan. 1, 1834, Cleveland, O., Lucenia Fox, b. Sept. 24, 1807, Leroy, N. Y.; shoe dealer, Rochester, N. Y., Cleveland, O.; Bapt.; he d. Aug. 4, 1873; she d. 1885, Cleveland, O.

    Mary, b. Feb. 22, 1837; d. Dec. 21, 1873.
    Sarah Kinney, b. Dec. 14, 1847; unm.; res. Cleveland, O.
    William, b. May 23, 1849; d. July 15, 1851.


204 William W.6 Ranney (Charles5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 5, 1805; m. July 4, 1827, Boston, Mass., Susan C. Clark, b. Dec. 16, 1806, Boston; d. June 28, 1870; dau. of Daniel Clark and Susanna Clow; he d. Mar. 5, 1852, Livermore, Ky. His portrait is given herewith. He was induced by his brother, James Stow, to give up a good business in Newburyport, Mass., and "make a sylvan home for himself and family" in Kentucky. The story is related by his son, William W.

"This my father was inclined to do, and so, about May, 1839, we all left our Massachusetts home for what was then called the Great West. After many vicissitudes, and about thirty days' travel, we arrived at Owensboro, a place of about five hundred inhabitants. There we found teams and 'vehicles' to convey us twenty miles to our new Woodland home. From Boston to Providence, R. I., we traveled on a railroad, the cars being something like our present day country omnibuses. At Providence we took passage for New York on the good steamer Lexington, which, later, was burned, causing the death of several hundred passengers. From New York we went up the Hudson to Albany, and there took the cars for Schenectady, the terminus of the railroad. Thence we went by canal to Buffalo. From Buffalo to Cleveland we sailed on the steamer Swiftsure, having a cargo consisting largely of turpentine and rosin. The boat caught fire, and, while we were badly frightened, the fire was put out with little damage. We then went south by canal, through the dense Ohio woods, to Portsmouth, on the Ohio River, and boarded the Monsoon, a new boat make her first trip to New Orleans. Stuck on a sandbar at Flint Island, and all the passengers went ashore, the merchandise was put on barges, and, by throwing a lot of bacon in the fires, extra steam was gotten up, and, after two days, we made a start. Now as to 'vehicles.' A large black gum tree had been cut down, measuring three feet in diameter. This was sawed off for wheels, about eight inches in thickness, dressed down to three inches on the outside, leaving what might be called a hub in the center, four inches in diameter, to receive the axle of wood. On this was built the body, which held our goods, called by the people 'plunder.' An old fashioned road wagon, with a body as crooked as a rainbow, carried the family, and on we went creakety creak, creakety creak, to our place of destination."

    William W., b. May 21, 1828; d. Sept. 27, 1828.
    Susan Clark, b. Sept. 16, 1829; d. Feb. 10, 1830.
    431 William W., b. Nov. 29, 1830.
    George, b. Aug. 13, 1832; d. Jan. 31, 1838.
    432 Susan Clark, b. Aug. 13, 1834; m. A. J. Atherton.
    433 Isabella, b. Mar. 10, 1837.
    434 George, b. July 24, 1839.
    Charles James, b. June 6, 1842; d. Sept. 30, 1851.
    Maria Serena, b. Dec. 27, 1844; d. Jan. 8, 1845.
    Maria Serena, b. Apr. 10, 1846. Is a nurse. Has taken a deep interest in the work of the Society of Middletown Upper Houses. Res. Austin, Minn.


205 Abigail6 Ranney (Charles5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. June 15, 1810, Lansingburg, N. Y.; d. Apr. 1, 1874, Waterford, N. Y.; m. Aug. 24, 1835, Waterford, N. Y., Lysanda Button, b. Sept. 2, 1810, North Haven, Conn.; d. July 29, 1898, Cohoes, N. Y.; Presb. Elder for over fifty years; mfr. of hand and fire engines and apparatus.

    Mary Josephine, b. June 18, 1836; d. June 22, 1858.
    Eliza, b. Jan. 14, 1841; m. George H. Page. Res. Cohoes, N. Y.
    Theodore Edwin, b. Dec. 16, 1844; d. Feb. 22, 1905.
    Julia Mead, b. June 22, 1846; d. Aug. 20, 1877.
    Charles Ranney, b. Apr. 21, 1852. Presby. elder. Res. Waterford, N. Y.


206 James Stow6 Ranney (Charles5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. July 15, 1812, Albany, N. Y.; m. Feb. 9, 1842, Livermore, Ky., Hettie Jane Atherton, b. Aug. 15, 1827, Livermore, Ky.; d. Nov. 28, 1863, Select, Ky.; dau. of William Atherton. He was a carpenter, farmer, Dem.; d. Nov. 25, 1890, Select, Ky.

    Lelia, b. Oct. 23, 1843; d. Mar. 25, 1844.
    Seth P., b. Apr. 24, 1845; m. ----------. Res. Cromwell, Ky.
    John, b. July 15, 1847; d. Feb. 10, 1849.
    Lelia Susan, b. Sept. 10, 1849; m. ----------.
    Mary Ann, b. Aug. 23, 1851; m. ----------.
    Sarah Mehitable, b. Aug. 24, 1851; m. ----------.
    Lydia Sophia, b. June 27, 1857; m. ----------.
    439 Charles William, b. Feb. 28, 1860.
    John J., b. May 7, 1863; d. Jan. 5, 1864.


207 Jabez6 Ranney (Hezekiah5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Aug. 15, 1799, Upper Houses; m. Mar. 3, 1824, Troy, N. Y., Rheny Packard, b. ---------, d. ----------, dau. of Timothy and Aholibamah Packard. He resided in Rochester and Geneseo, N. Y., as a merchant many years. He rem. 1883 to Howell, Mich., passing most of his time with his daughter, Mrs. Dr. Wells; Methodist, F. & A. M.; d. Feb. 8, 1888.

    440 Julia Maria, b. Feb. 9, 1825; m. Dr. Wm. L. Wells.
    441 Harriet Cornelia, b. Nov. 25, 1827; m. Milo Lee Gay.
    Infant, b. 1830; d. unmarried.
    442 Julius Augustus, b. Aug. 23, 1831.
    Emily Jane, b. Aug. 20, 1834.
    442 Jennie Mary, b. Nov. 30, 1836; m. Wm. McPherson, Jr.
    444 Frank George, b. Apr. 9, 1838.
    Frederic Lima, b. Mar. 22, 1840; d. Feb. 23, 1841.
    445 Frederick Packard, b. Oct. 24, 1844.
    Infant, b. June,. 1851; d. unnamed.


209 Rev. Roderick Hartshorn6 Ranney (Roderick5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. 1806, Salem, N. Y.; m. Dec. 29, 1842, Clinton, La., Malvina Mills, b. Apr. 22, 1822, Frelighsburgh, Canada, dau. of Captain John Mills, of British Army in War of 1812. The widow resides in Yoakum, Texas. He d. Oct. 1, 1877, Galveston, Texas. He was ordained Oct. 11, 1835, by the Rt. Rev. B. T. Onderdonk, of the Diocese of New York. The compiler of this volume, finding his name in the Episcopal Almanac, addressed him, and obtained replies in 1873 and 1875, from which I quote: "My grandfather Hezekiah, sometime taught school, as I chanced to learn by an incident he related of having flogged (for using disrespectful language to an old man, as they were taking a sleigh ride past the house at night) six young men, his pupils larger than himself; for in those days the teacher was held responsible for the pupils' conduct at all times and all places. The parents heard their sons were to be flogged the third day, and came to see him, saying, "You are not able to do it, and will get flogged yourself.' 'Well, I'll try it,' was his answer. 'No,' they said, 'we have contrived for you. We will keep four of them home to-morrow, and send two whom you can flog, and so also on the two succeeding days.' A few days after having been flogged, these same young men, feeling the necessity of progressing faster in their studies, came to him with the request that he would give them evening lessons 'for a consideration.'"

Speaking of himself, he writes, 1873: "My life as been checkered, sometimes in charge of a church, sometimes engaged in teaching and working gratis for the church, as I have generally done. For five years president of the college in Baton Rouge, La. Have been in Texas since 1857, out of duty; cast off, as it were, by the church, and at the age of 67 building with my own hands a house to live in. Perhaps I should mention that I resided in Guadaloupe County, Texas, during the Rebellion, would not use the Rebel prayers ordered by the bishop; prayed, not for 'the President of the United States,' but for 'the Chief Magistrate of our Country.' Some said I ought to be hanged, but I was on too intimate terms with some of the most influential Rebels to be in much danger."

    Sarah Eliza, b. Dec. 26, 1843, Illinois; m. ---------- Woodall. Res. Yoakum, Texas.
    Frederick Danforth, b. Oct. 23, 1846, Mississippi; unm.; in business San Antonio, Texas.
    Emily Sprague, b. Nov. 27, 1849, Louisiana; d. Jan. 16, 1892, San Marco, Texas.
    Matthias Guy, b. Aug. 9, 1857, Texas; m.; in business San Antonio, Texas.


210 Jacob Lansing6 Ranney (Roderick5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Apr. 26, 1807, Salem, N. Y.; m. Mar. 3, 1835, Christian Chisholm, b. Apr. 19, 1811, Canada; d. Jan. 31, 1888, Chicago, Ill.; dau. of William Chisholm, of the Chisholms of Inverness, Scotland, and Rejoice Remington of Conn. He engaged in business in Canada, went in 1837 to Geneseo, N. Y., to Michigan in 1843, to Northfield, Ill., in 1847, where he was town clerk; d. Apr. 1, 1860, Northfield, Ill.

    Roderick Lansing, b. Nov. 28, 1835, Canada; unm.; held various offices in Northfield; res. Chicago.
    Mary Ann, b. May 31, 1837, Canada; unm.; d. Dec. 18, 1896.
    William Chisholm, b. July 11, 1839, New York; d. Nov. 24, 1843, Michigan.
    Julia Isabel, b. Feb. 22, 1849, Northfield, Ill.; unm.; res. Chicago.
    Harriet Augusta, b. Feb. 17, 1853; unm.; grad. 1872 Chicago Normal School; has taught in the same school since then, being head assistant since 1885; res. Chicago.


211 David Gardner6 Ranney (David Stocking5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Feb. 2, 1816, Boston, Mass.; m. (1) Jan. 20, 1846, Boston, Sarah Eliza Curtis, b. Sept. 7, 1823, Boston; d. Nov. 14, 1855, Boston; dau. of Thomas D. and Eliza Curtis; m. (2) Sarah Rebecca Peck, b. Jan. 10, 1825, Boston; d. Dec. 26, 1904; dau. of Thomas Peck. He d. Jan. 29, 1882. He was one of the "Franklin Medal Scholars," from a fund given by Benjamin Franklin to be used for "Medals to scholars worthy of the Gift." Entered the employ of Little Alden & Co. afterwards James L. Little & Co.; became a member of the firm who were in wholesale dry goods business, and agents for the Pacific Mills of Lawrence. He never held any office, though offered many positions of public trust. After a long business career he retired to enjoy the comforts of his home and family. Unitarian.

Children by 1st marriage:
    446 David Francis, b. Apr. 13, 1847.
    447 George Henry, b. Aug. 3, 1850.
    Anna Eliza, b. May 6, 1854; d. unm., Mar. 30, 1882.
Children by 2d marriage:
    Frances Harris, b. Mar. 7, 1858; d. Feb. 15, 1861.
    Alfred, b. Nov. 18, 1861; d. Sept. 12, 1879.


212 William Stillwell6 Ranney (Sylvester5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Feb. 10, 1835, Cleveland, O.; m. 1863, Cleveland, Annette Winchester, b. Feb. 2, 1843, Madison, O., dau. of Philander Winchester and Elizabeth Gilman Calkins; Rep., shoe merchant; res. Cleveland, O.

    Fitch Winchester, b. Feb. 17, 1864; unm.; res. Cleveland, Ohio.


213 General Abner6 Hubbard (Esther5 Hamlin, Lucretia4 Ranney, Daniel3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. July 19, 1792, Middletown, Conn.; m. Mar. 30, 1814, Farlee, Vt., Elizabeth Beckwith Woodward, b. Sept. 11, 1792, Conway, Mass., dau. of Isaac Woodward and Naomi Hayden; woolen mfr.; res. Norwich, Vt.; Rochester, N. Y., 1816-1848; Cincinnati, O., 1842; Hartford, Conn., 1862; afterwards, Marion, Ala.; Whig, Mem. N. Y. Gen. Assembly, 1833-4 and 1847-8; Major General, 1830, in N. Y. Militia; both Epis.; both d. Marion Ala.; he July 23, 1862; she Sept. 1, 1864.

    Edwin Smith, b. Jan. 30, 1815.
    448 Martha Ann, b. Sept. 15, 1816.
    Fidelia, b. July 13, 1823; d. July 31, 1825.
    Charles H., b. Feb. 15, 1827; d. June 4, 1827.
    Julia Elizabeth, b. Aug. 28, 1830.


213a Clarissa Gaylord6 Ranney (William5, Jonathan4, Jonathan3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Aug. 26, 1809, Middletown, Ct.; m. Aug. 31, 1838, Zebulon Hale Baldwin, b. July 19, 1812, Middletown, carpenter and builder, who d. Mar. 5, 1873. She d. ----------.

    448a William Ranney, b. Oct. 24, 1840.
    Albert Hale, b. June 13, 1847; m. May 27, 1868, Anna Maria Galloway, b. Mar. 10, 1850. Res. Ansonia, Ct.
      Wm. Albert.
      Frank Gaylord.


214 William6 Ranney (brother to Clarissa Gaylord), b. May 9, 1813, Middletown; m. 1848, N. Y. City, Margaret Agnes O'Sullivan, b. Jan. 7, 1819, Cork, Ireland, where her father, who d. 1845, was a large ironmaster. She d. Aug. 19, 1903, at the old homestead, West Hoboken, N. J. He d. Nov. 18, 1857, West Hoboken, N. J.

"The name given him at baptism was William Tylee, but he never used the latter. At the age of thirteen, he was taken to Fayetteville, N. C., by his uncle, where he was apprenticed to a tinsmith, but seven years later he was studying drawing in Brooklyn. When the Texan struggle began, Ranney enlisted and during the campaign became acquainted with many trappers and guides of the West. Also fought through the Mexican War. After his return home he devoted himself mainly to portraying their life and habits. Among his works are 'Boone's First View of Kentucky,' 'On the Wing,' 'Washington on his Mission to the Indians,' (1847), 'Duck Shooting,' which is in the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, 'The Sleigh Ride,' and 'The Trapper's Last Shot.' Many of these have been engraved. He was a frequent exhibitor at the National Academy, of which he was elected an associate in 1850. (Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, 1988, vol. v., p. 181.)

He has another painting in the Corcoran Gallery, and others in prominent private galleries. "Catalogue of Mrs. Marshall O. Roberts' Collection," New York City: ". . . RANNEY, W., 'The Lasso,' 'The Pioneer,' 'The Sportsmen's Halt at the Mill,' " (The Art Treasures of America, being the choicest works of art in the public and private collections of North America. Edited by Edward Strahan, Philadelphia, George Gebbie, publisher. Copyright 1879 and 1880. Three volumes, highly illustrated.)

"About this time our frontier life was coming more prominently into view, and that picturesque border line between civilization and barbarism was becoming a subject for the pen of our leading writers. Irving, Cooper, Kennedy, and Street, Whittier, and Longfellow, were tuning the first efforts of their Muse to celebrate Indian life and border warfare in prose and verse, while the majestic measures of Bryant's 'Prairies' seemed a prophetic prelude to the march of mankind toward the lands of the setting sun. 'Evangeline,' the most splendid result of our poetic literature, attracted not less for its magnificent generalizations of the scenes of the West than for the constancy of the heroine, and the artistic mind responded in turn to the unknown mystery and romance of that vast region, and gave us graphic pictures of the rude humanity which lent interest and sentiment to its unexplored pioneers in Western genre was not of more artistic value; from a historical point of view, too much importance cannot be attached to the enterprise and courage of men like Catlin, Deas, and Ranney, who, imbued with the spirit of adventure, identified themselves with Indian and border life, and rescued it from oblivion by their art enthusiasm, which, had it been guided by previous training, would have been of even greater value. As it is, they have with the pencil done a service for the subjects they portrayed similar to what Bret Harte has accomplished in giving mining scenes of the Pacific slope." (From Art in America, a critical and historical sketch, S. G. W. Benjamin, Harper & Bros., 1880, p. 87.)

The portrait of him given herewith was painted by himself.

    449 William, b. Mar. 27, 1850.
    450 James J., b. Nov. 1, 1853.


215 James6 Ranney (James5, Ebenezer4, Ebenezer3, Ebenezer2, Thomas1), b. Feb. 17, 1805, Upper Houses; m. Aug. 22, 1829, Upper Houses, Elizabeth Gridley L'Hommedieu, b. Feb. 16 , 1805, Upper Houses, dau. of Joseph L'Hommedieu and Elizabeth7 Gridley (Elizabeth6 Smith, Captain John5, Joseph4, Rev. Joseph3, Philip2, Samuel1). His aunt, then Mrs. Margaret Ranney Keith, attended before midnight at her birth, and after midnight at his birth. These babes were rocked together in the one cradle when their mothers visited each other. They grew up together, and their married life was passed under the roof to which he had been taken at the age of eight years on his mother's death. Their golden wedding was celebrated with much ceremony on Aug. 22, 1879, under the trees he had helped his grandfather set out in 1815. The Rev. Edwin Hiram Ranney offered prayer, an historical address was delivered by his son-in-law the Rev. Henry Stevens, pastor of the Baptist Church, volunteered sound advice, Deacon and Mrs. John Stevens read a poetical address. The golden offerings, representing the years of their married life, included a twenty-five-cent gold piece from the Rev. E. H. Ranney. The wedding breakfast to a hundred guests was in keeping with the manner to which the host and hostess had been accustomed. The only person present at both marriages was her cousin, Isaac Gridley, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Miss Mary Ann Latimer was the only Cromwell resident who had witnessed their marriage.

Mr. Ranney was a merchant tailor. At the age of seventy he gave up all business cares to enjoy the quiet life of the family to which he was much devoted. He was a gentleman of the old school. A lifelong Democrat, he attended one evening a private gathering of the Know Nothings, and he never went again. It satisfied him. He was in perfect health till the age of eight-three, when his health failed. Mrs. Ranney was a lady of much dignity. His death occurred Apr. 14, 1890. The widow survived him till May 27, 1891.

    James Mortimer, b. July 10, 1831; while a clerk in Cuyahoga Falls, O., and returning on a vacation he was stricken with a fever and died unm., Aug. 28, 1853, much beloved for his manly traits of character.
    451 Elizabeth Gridley, b. Feb. 18, 1833; m. Charles Collard Adams.
    Arthur Keith, b. May 14, 1837; d. July 17, 1838.
    452 Cornelia L'Hommedieu, b. Dec. 10, 1840; m. Arthur H. Merrill.

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