The Ranny Family, Generation Seven, 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]

275 Martha Gile7 Ranney (sister to Roswell), b. Aug. 25, 1816, Stockbridge, Vt.; m. Oct. 9, 1837, Pittsfield, Vt., Africa Davis, b. Nov. 19, 1805; she d. May 19, 1849.

    Mintha S., b. July 24, 1839.
    Martha Holland, b. Dec. 31, 1841; d. Feb. 25, 1858.
    Matilda A., b. Apr. 4, 1843.
    Jonathan A., b. Aug. 10, 1845; d. Aug. 18, 1847.
    Ranney, b. Nov. 3, 1847.


276 Lucinda Holland7 Ranney (sister to Roswell), b. Feb. 19, 1819, Stockbridge, Vt.; m. Mar. 17, 1839, Pittsfield, Vt., Charles A. Thomas, b. May 14, 1815. She d. Aug. 9, 1858.

    Marthaett, b. July 22, 1841.
    Zilpah A., b. Oct. 15, 1843.
    Carlie F., b. Aug. 2, 1846.
    Charles A., b. Jan. 4, 1856; d. Aug. 7, 1856.


277 Jonathan Holland7 Ranney (brother to Roswell), b. June 2, 1822, Stockbridge, Vt.; m. Nov. 8, 1845, Pittsfield, Vt., Lucy Jane Guernsey, b. Dec. 20, 1822, Westminster, Vt.; d. July 28, 1903, Newton, N. H., dau. of Reuben Guernsey and Achsah Smith. The farm cleared by Daniel5 Ranney was given to him by the will of the widow of Dr. Moses Harris Ranney. He was farmer, Mem. Leg. in 1872; F. A. M. Died June 22, 1897, Pittsfield, Vt.

    Aldula Achsah, b. Dec. 27, 1847; d. Sept. 24, 1861.
    527 Harris Guernsey, b. Nov. 30, 1850.
    528 Harley Austin, b. Sept. 22, 1857.
    Zilpah Elizabeth, b. June 15, 1863; m. Dr. Axtell. Res. Newton, N. H.
    530 Fred Lincoln, b. May 8, 1865.


278 Joel7 Ranney (brother to Roswell), b. June 4, 1825; m. Sarah (Rogers) Ranney, b. Oct. 23, 1823, Norfolk, N. Y., d. Apr. 29, 1897, Pittsfield, Vt., dau. of William Rogers and ---------- MacCraight, and widow of Moses Ranney, bro. of her 2d husband, who d. Jan. 25, 1875. Was a farmer and mill owner.

    Julius M., b. 1848; m. ----------. Res. Woonsocket, R. I.
    Lurella, b. 1854; d. 1866.
    Archibald Joel, b. 1868; grad. 1894, Dartmouth Med. Coll., Supt. Of Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland, O.


279 Moses Harris7 Ranney (Moses6, Daniel5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Aug. 14, 1814; m. Jan. 2, 1837, Harriet Bucklin Barrows, b. Feb. 21, 1818; d. Sept. 3, 1901, Bristol, Vt. She long survived her husband and made many benefactions to the Episcopal Church of St. Edward the Martyr in New York city. Their three children, all unmarried, preceded her to the grave. The following is from the History of Salisbury, Vt., by John M. Weeks, 1860:

“Moses Harris Ranney, M. D., was born Aug. 16, 1814, at South Hill in the Town of Stockbridge, Vt. His early life was passed entirely at school until the age of fifteen years when he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Daniel Huntington of Rochester, Vt. Having completed the usual term of study and attended four courses of medical lectures, he graduated at the age of nineteen at the Bershire Medical College, Pittsfield, Mass. (1838). He remained in his native town one year and then commenced the practice of his profession in Salisbury, Vt., where he resided eleven years. In 1837 he was married to the daughter of Aaron Barrows, Esq., one of our oldest and most respected citizens. During his residence here he was favored with an extensive and lucrative practice for a country practitioner and was fast arriving at eminence both in the skill and learning of his profession. But wishing to perfect his knowledge by a personal observation of the nature and treatment of a greater variety of diseases than were here brought to his notice, he went to New York City and commenced a course of critical observations in Bellevue, one of the hospitals of that city, which resulted in a short time in his appointment to the office of assistant physician in Bellevue Hospital. He had been in this office but a short time when he was made physician in chief of the New York City Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell’s Island, which position he held to the time of his death, being a period of over eighteen years. Dr. Ranney took a high rank in his profession and received many honors both of a scientific and literary character. He was a member of the Pathological Society and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. His important and honorable position and the influence he exerted among others of the same vocation are sufficient evidence of his professional merit.”

He was connected with Calvary Epis. ch. and was buried from it.

    Julius Harris, b. Dec. 7, 1837; d. Mar. 24, 1869.
    Harriet, b. Feb. 10, 1840; d. Oct. 1, 1841.
    Moses Willard, b. Mar. 8, 1845; d. July 12, 1882.


280 Sara7 Holland (Mary Ranney6, Daniel5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. July 27, 1822, Stockbridge, Vt., m. Dec. 1, 1841, Stockbridge, Vt.; Nathan Davis, b. May 5, 1818, Stockbridge, Vt.; d. May 16, 1902, Stockbridge, Vt. He was a farmer, Rep., and Meth. She died Dec. 25, 1899, Stockbridge, Vt. His pastor wrote as follows: “For nearly four years the aged father had made his home with the elder son, where the most loving care had been bestowed upon him by the son and the son’s wife through the long years of helplessness. There are five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, no deaths having yet occurred among his descendants.

“Mr. Davis was interested in all that pertained to the progress of the community, including its religious life, in which he was a prominent figure, having been largely instrumental in rebuilding the Stony Brook church, and having done his full share in the building of the Methodist church in Gaysville. For a very long period he filled the responsible office of recording steward.

“’He was one of our best men,’ said one who had known him 50 years, and this seems to be the general verdict.”

    Francis N., b. June 7, 1844. Res. Stockbridge, Vt.
    Melvin H., b. Apr. 25, 1858.


281 Lucy7 Holland (sister to Sarah), b. July 3, 1825, Stockbridge, Vt.; m. Oct. 22, 1844, Stockbridge, Vt., Charles Luther, b. June 30, 1819, Pittsford, Vt.; d. Dec. 31, 1890, Wilmington, Ill. Rem. 1849 to Ill. The widow resides in Wilmington, Ill.

    James Julius, b. July 7, 1846; d. May 22, 1886.
    Charles Wesley, b. Dec. 9, 1848; d. Sept. 2, 1855.
    531 Frederick Augustus, b. Mar. 28, 1855.


282 Jonathan J.7 Holland (brother to Sarah), b. Nov. 27, 1829, Woodstock, Vt.; m. Oct. 20, 1853, Stockbridge, Abigail9 Wilcox (Israel Bronson8, Amos Bronson7, Israel6, Israel5, Israel4, Israel3, John2, John1), b. Sept. 17, 1833, Stockbridge, Vt.; d. Sept. 15, 1897, Chicago, Ill. He rem. 1855 to Chicago, where he was on the Police force for 14 years, guarding the Prince of Wales, now King Edward VII., when there. Foreman of Brink’s Chicago Express Co., for 20 years. On his wife’s death rem. to New Hartford, Ia., where he resides with his only daughter. Mayor in 1901.

    Mary Adelaide, b. 1856; d. 1857.
    Alice, b. 1860; m. Sept. 29, 1881, Alfred E. Bouquin. Res. New Hartford, Ia.
      Child: Lulu Holland, b. May 13, 1883; instructor in music at State Normal School, Cedar Falls, Ia.


282a Fedelia7 Holland (sister to Sarah), b. June 15, 1834, Stockbridge, Vt.; d. Jan. 1, 1875, Chicago; m. Jan. 20, 1853, Washington Perry Brink, b. Oct. 22, 1830, West Rochester, Vt.; d. July 23, 1874, Chicago. Founder of Brink’s Express Co.

    Arthur P., b. Nov. 11, 1855; m. Jan. 6, 1876, Chicago, Nina M. Meader, b. June 11, 1857, Plattsburg, N. Y. Res. Chicago, Ill.
        Cora Fedelia, b. Oct. 24, 1876; m. June 1, 1904, Wm. S. Tyson.
        Percival Arthur, b. May 5, 1878; m. June 14, 1899, Mary A. Koehler.
            Marjorie, b. Nov. 7, 1901.
            Lawrence K., b. Sept. 18, 1903.
            Dorothy Adelaide, b. Mar. 24, 1907.
    Lucy Fedelia, b. Sept. 15, 1857; m. Jan. 6, 1876, Martin Cyrus Meader, b. June 29, 1854; d. Nov. 5, 1899.
        Frank Robert, b. Nov. 10, 1878, Chicago; m. June 5, 1901, Chicago, Blanch Mandel, b. Mar. 21, 1881.
          Child: Virginia, b. Mar. 5, 1904.
        Edna May, b. Feb. 24, 1882.
        Roy Cyrus, b. Oct. 20, 1884.


283 Esther Jane7 Ranney (Joel6, Daniel5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. July 28, 1829, Stockbridge, Vt.; d. Mar. 7, 1890; m. Mar. 27, 1855, Metamora, Ill., Alvan Packard, b. Sept. 19, 1821, Millbury, Mass. Civil Eng.; farmer; orange grower; res. Riverside, Cal.

    Honora Rebecca, b. Mar. 17, 1856; d. Mar. 7, 1873.
    Charles Alvan, b. Oct. 2, 1857; d. Oct. 21, 1857.
    Almira Elizabeth, b. Nov. 21, 1859; d. Aug. 17, 1885.
    Luella Martha, b. Sept. 20, 1861; d. Sept. 15, 1885; m. W. E. Neighberger.
    Joel Ranney, b. Sept. 22, 1863; d. Sept. 23, 1863.
    Joel Alden, b. June 6, 1865; m. Dec. 25, 1895, Riverside, Cal, Carrie Nicholson, b. Nov. 9, 1873, Detroit, Mich., dau. of Richardson Nicholson and Louise Dumont. Orange grower. Res. Riverside, Cal.
        Jane Louse, b. Sept. 29, 1906.
    Edith Jane, b. July 27, 1867; d. Apr. 5, 1880.
    Edwin May Stanton, b. Nov. 22, 1869; d. Sept. 29, 1898; m. July 7, 1892, Mamie Furman. Widow resides at Highgrove, Calif.
        Alvan Furman, b. Sept. 3, 1893.
        Edwin Stanton, b. Nov. 7, 1894.
        Theodore, b. Nov. 25, 1895.


284 Joel Alden5 Ranney (sister to Esther Jane), b. Oct. 18, 1831, Stockbridge, Vt.; m. Sept. 4, 1856, Metamora, Ill., Frances L. Everett, dau. of Dea. Willard Everett of Francestown, N. H., who rem. 1843, to Metamora. Mr. Ranney was a boy of seven when he landed in the new West, and only seventeen and the only son when his father died. Making a living sixty years ago in a new country meant hard work and exposure. Church, temperance and educational interests with political work gave him plenty to do. He has been Pres. of Co. Fair Assn., mem. of Co. Supervisors, promoter of railroads, and now at the age of seventy-six is township chairman of the Rep. Co. Com. Was mem. of Leg. 1876 and 1878. A “pen portrait” of that time said:

“About midway down the aisle on the Republican side of the House of Representatives of the 30th General Assembly sits the subject of this ‘Pen Portrait’ the Hon. J. A. Ranney. He is a mild mannered, pleasant, affable gentleman of medium height, slender build, dark hair rapidly turning grey, and full dark whiskers. He is a good, logical, earnest, sincere speaker and commands the attention of both sides of the house when he takes the floor. He is very industrious and attentive to his legislative duties. He is also an able, dignified, comprehensive and conscientious legislator. He is the father of one of the most important bills introduced this session, viz.: concerning frauds in Public Improvements.” Residence, Cazenovia, Ill.

    532 Frances Lilla, b. Oct. 23, 1859; m. Dr. W. A. Mansfield.
    533 Mark Joel, b. Feb. 23, 1867.
    534 Justin Morse, b. June 29, 1876.
    Milo Miles, b. May 12, 1882; grad. 1903, Brown’s Business Coll., Peoria, 1902; Knox Coll., Galesburg, Ill.; member Cong. church; member M. W. of A. Res. Cazenovia, Ill.


285 Evander Willard7 Ranney (Waitstill Randolph6, Waitstill5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Nov. 1, 1811, West Townshend, Vt.; m. (1) Sept. 13, 1836, Grafton, Vt., Chastina Burwell, b. Sept. 8, 1811; d. Dec. 12, 1840, Westport, N. Y.; m. (2) June 21, 1842, Keesville, N. Y., Lorraine Hitchcock Fisk, b. 1817; d. Feb. 5, 1856, dau. of Hon. Josiah Fisk; m. (3) Dec. 9, 1857, Brooklyn, N. Y., Ann Curtis Qua, b. Aug. 15, 1824; m. (4) Apr. 24, 1834, N. Y. city, Olivia Scott, b. June 5, 1835. He was a physician in N. Y. City, and died there.

    Evander Burwell, b. Oct. 7, 1838; d. June 4, 1839.
    Mary Louisa Qua, b. Jan. 13, 1849.
    Jane Clark Qua, b. Jan. 6, 1853.
    Annie Lorraine, b. Sept. 18, 1859; d. June 18, 1860.
    Addie Marie, b. Nov. 16, 1860.


286 Rev. Darwin Harlow7 Ranney (brother to Evander Willard), b. Dec. 13, 1812, Chester, Vt.; m. Jan. 22, 1837, Westport, N. Y., Sybil Hale McKinney, b. Apr. 14, 1811, Westport; d. July, 1891, Swampscott, Mass. The Rev. Mr. Ranney prepared for publication the “Reunion of 1866” and “Reminiscences” of his father. He prepared in Chester Academy for Middlebury College, where he grad. in 1835. Teacher, 1835-1837, in Westport, N. Y., and Ludlow, Vt. Pastor, 1837-1839, Baptist ch. Claremont, N. H.; 1844-49, Dover, N. H.; later in Wilmington, Vt., Greenfield and Bernardston, Mass. Represented Brattleboro, Vt. In the Legislature two years. Died Sept. 27, 1870, Brattleboro, Vt.

    535 Elizabeth Sybil, b. Dec. 3, 1837; m. Dr. J. H. Richardson.
    Henry Foster, b. Jan. 30, 1840; m. 1872, Louisa Fairman. Grad. Yale. Lawyer, d. 1873, N. Y. city.
    Edward Norris, b. July 3, 1841; m. 1871, Emma Nave. Dry goods merchant, d. Apr. 30, 1895, Boston.
        Abram Nave, b. June, 1872.
    536 Darwin Evander, b. Sept. 27, 1844.


287 Stella Laurenza7 Ranney (sister to Evander Willard), b. July 4, 1814, West Townshend, Vt.; m. Dec. 9, 1834, Sharon Gray, b. Aug. 30, 1801, farmer, who d. May 10, 1882, Townshend, Vt. She was a Baptist and d. Apr. 3, 1878.

    Frances Aurilla, b. Apr. 6, 1836.
    Charles Sharon, b. May 28, 1839.
    537 Eliza Jane, b. Aug. 20, 1842; m. John Glover Broughton.
    James, b. June 8, 1852; unm. Res. Morris Plains, N. Jersey.


288 Alfred Atwood7 Ranney (brother to Evander Willard), b. June 24, 1816, Wardsboro, Vt.; m. Nov. 7, 1837, Chittenden, Vt., Nancy Columbia Manley, b. Apr. 22, 1816, Chittenden, Vt.; d. June, 1882, Keene, N. H., dau. of Capt. William Manley. He occupied the paternal homestead for many years, relieving his father whose attention was given to a circuit practice of medicine, while his ambition was to follow his brother to college. Rem. 1865, from home to So. Dover, N. Y., and in 1875 to N. Y. city where he held an important position in the city government. He d. Nov., 1881, while visiting a daughter in Colorado.

    538 Victoria Jeannette, b. Nov. 26, 1839; m. Lyman Bunnell.
    539 Stella Eliza, b. May 8, 1841; m. Rev. J. A. Leach.
    540 Martha Columbia, b. Sept. 13, 1842; m. Russell Fisk.
    541 Phebe Atwood, b. June 14, 1845; m. Theo. Buckingham.


289 Henry Davis7 Ranney (brother to Evander Willard) b. Oct. 31, 1817, West Townshend, Vt.; m. May 26, 1841, Claremont, N. H., Olive Lucinda Billings. He was a physician in N. Y. city.

    George Henry, b. Sept. 8, 1842; d. Sept. 20, 1842.
    John Waitstill, b. Nov. 26, 1850; d. May 5, 1854. He had an imperfect physical development but an acute brain. He had a great passion for books. The alphabet was learned before he was weaned and at three years of age he could repeat twenty pages of prose and poetry after hearing them read to him. His last words were: “Mama, Don’t cry.”


290 Layfayette7 Ranney (brother to Evander Willard), b. Aug. 16, 1819, West Townshend, Vt.; m. (1) Feb. 26, 1846, Shaftsbury, Vt., Adaline Eliza Loomis, b. Nov. 28, 1823; d. Jan. 4, 1865, N. Y. city.; m. (2) May 4, 1867, N. Y. city, Kate Bradstreet. Dr. Ranney was educated at Townshend Academy and grad. at Dartmouth Coll. He taught in the Chester Academy, began his medical practice in Hardwick, Mass. Rem. 1849, to N. Y. city, where for sixteen years he was Surgeon-in-Chief of Police Force, and a prominent member of the Bd. of Edu.; F. & A. M.; Republican; Dea. Of “Tabernacle” Cong. ch. Very eminent in his profession. He d. Feb. 15, 1883.

Children by 1st marriage:
    Julia Eliza, b. Aug. 20, 1847; d. Jan. 15, 1850.
    542 Ambrose Loomis, b. Jan. 10, 1849.
    Frederick Alfred, b. Mar. 23, 1853; d. July 1, 1855.
    Charles Henry, b. Jan. 15, 1856; d. Jan. 6, 1896. Merchant in Philadelphia.
    Walter Lafayette, b. Sept. 9, 1859; d. unm. Aug. 17, 1888.
Child by 2d marriage:
    Francis Perego, b. May 2, 1868; m. (1) Natalie Henning; m. (2) Mary Clark. Res. N. Y. City.


291 Ambrose Arnold7 Ranney (brother to Evander Willard), b. Apr. 16, 1821, West Townshend, Vt.; m. Dec. 4, 1850, Cavendish, Vt., Maria Dorothy Fletcher, b. Apr. 12, 1823, Cavendish, Vt.; d. Sept. 26, 1892; dau. of Addison Fletcher and Maria Ingalls. He was a Unitarian. His death occurred in Boston, Mar. 5, 1899. His Arnold name was from Seth Arnold, the Rev. patriot of Haddam, Ct., who m. Esther5 Ranney, sister to his grandfather, Waitstill5 Ranney.

Ambrose Arnold Ranney remained on the farm till he had prepared at the Townshend Academy when he entered, 1840, Dartmouth Coll., from which he grad., 1844, with high honors. Became principal of the Chester Academy. In 1846 entered the law office of Hon. Andrew Tracy of Woodstock, Vt.; adm. 1847, to the bar.; rem. 1848, to Boston; taught a while in the Brimmer School and then opened a law office. In 1852 he became associated with Nathan Morse. In 1855-56 was city solicitor; elected, 1857, by the Whigs to the legislature, and 1863 and 1864 by the Republicans. In 1880 he was elected to Congress, and served in the 47th, 48th, and 49th Congresses. For two terms he was a member of the Committee on Elections, which investigated frauds in elections, and here he rendered valuable service in the interest of fair elections and the integrity of the ballot box, dealing, as was his wont at the bar, heavy blows in condemnation of dishonorable practices. In the 49th Congress he served on the Judiciary Committee, which investigated the Pan-Electric scheme, involving the reputation of high public officials. His absorbing aim, however, was in the profession of the law, in which he had achieved eminence before going to Congress. He had the respect of both parties, and impressed the public generally by his manly bearing, his fidelity to duty, and his ability as a lawyer and legislator.

    Maria Fletcher, b. Sept. 8, 1853; unm.; res. 72 Bay State Road, Boston.
    Helen Mary, b. June 28, 1855; unm.; res. 72 Bay State Road, Boston, Mass.
    543 Fletcher, b. Sept. 2, 1860.
    Alice, b. Sept. 30, 1862; m. Thomas Allen, artist; res. 12 Commonwealth Ave., Boston.
    Ada. B. Apr. 10, 1866; d. May 14, 1866.


292 Stephen Eleazar7 Ranney (brother to Evander Willard), b. Sept. 17, 1822, West Townshend, Vt.; m. (1) Aug. 26, 1846, Grafton, Vt., Mary Dean, b. June 12, 1824, Grafton; d. Nov. 1, 1856, No. Bennington, Vt.; dau. of Peter Worden Dean and Philenda Willey; m. (2) Apr. 16, 1858, No. Bennington, Vt., Susan Watson, b. July 25, 1829; d. Sept. 29, 1902; dau. of William J. Watson and Selina Slye. He was a physician, practicing in Grafton and Hartford, Vt., and after 1852 at No. Bennington, where he d. Mar. 1, 1899. He was a Rep., Unitarian, and for years Town Supt. Of Schools.

Children by 1st marriage:
    Mary Frances, b. Sept. 1, 1849; unm., res. N. Y. City.
    544 Frederick Dean, b. May 1, 1856.
Children by 2d marriage:
    William Watson, b. June 30, 1864; grad. Williams Coll.; m. Oct. 7, 1903, Helen Lenox Street. Is pastor of Park Congregational Ch., Hartford, Conn.


293 James Waitstill7 Ranney (brother to Evander Willard), b. Sept. 23, 1824, West Townshend, Vt.; m. (1) May 21, 1849, Keene, N. H., Deborah Deane Gerauld, b. Apr. 5, 1824; d. N. Y. City; dau. of Samuel Allen Gerauld (b. July 27, 1793; d. Sept. 21, 1887; son of Theodore Gerauld) and Deborah Deane (b. Dedham, Mass.; d. Jan. 15, 1865); m. (2) Aug. 31, 1857, N. Y. City, Helen Elizabeth Hunter, b. June 6, 1836, White River Junction, Vt., dau. of Dr. Galen Hunter (b. Jan. 1, 1800, Westmore, Vt.; d. Aug. 6, 1872, N. Y. City) and Elizabeth Rosalind Willard (b. Apr. 28, 1807, Charlestown, N. H.; d. May 27, 1852, N. Y. City). Dr. Galen Hunter was the son of Jabesh Hunter (b. June 24, 1769; d. Oct. 7, 1848) and Mary4 Savage (b. July 27, 1774, Hartford, Vt.; d. Mar. 2, 1862, Vt.; dau. of Thomas3 Savage [b. Dec. 15, 1714, Upper Houses; rem. 1749, to Bethlehem, Conn., and 1768 to Hartford, Vt., where he served in the Rev. War and was pensioned]) and Martha Whitmore, b. June 11, 1719, dau. of Joseph and Mary (Warner) Whitmore of Middletown, Conn. Thomas2 Savage was the son of John2 Savage and Mary2 Ranney.

Dr. James Waitstill Ranney taught school in Townshend, when fifteenth years of age, and “hired out” in the summer to work on a farm. At twenty-two he entered Middlebury College, and by hard work and his own efforts he remained to graduate. He took a course in medicine at the New York Uni. of Medicine, commenced to practice in No. Bennintgon, Vt., but soon rem. to New York City. Within a year he was elected to the Common Council. In three years his practice was so great he was compelled to withdraw from political life. He soon called in the aid of a brother from Vermont and later set him up in a separate practice. Two other brothers followed in succession and in turn were set up in separate practice. In 1860 he was elected coroner, and held the position for three years. For over twenty years he was connected with twelve leading railroads as surgeon and attending physician, and for some years family physician to the late Commodore Vanderbilt and Russell Sage. He made lunacy a specialty, and often acted as commissioner in lunacy. He was a regular attendant of the Congregational Church. He d. Feb. 28,1889. The widow res. in N. Y. City.

Child by 1st marriage: Emma Gerauld, b. May 3, 1850; m. June 15, 1870, Elisha Flagg Clark, who d. Oct. 26, 1881; she res. Tenafly, N. Y.
      Watson Gerould, b. Sept. 1, 1871; m. June 18, 1902, Mabel Marion Palmer.
          Watson Gerould, b. Jan. 12, 1904.
          Henry Bogert Palmer, b. Dec. 8, 1905.
      Margaret Elizabeth, b. Mar. 17, 1873.
      Elsie Blanche, b. Aug. 19, 1874.
      Mary Emma, b. Aug. 26, 1876; d. Apr. 2, 1903.
      Ada Ranney, b. Oct. 29, 1879.
      Elizah Flagg, b. Apr. 5, 1882.
Children by 2d marriage:
    Henrietta Hunter, b. Feb. 4, 1860; unm.
    545 Nellie Kate, b. July 6, 1866; m. Dec. 29, 1892, Richard Henry Reed; res. N. Y. City.
    Mary Augusta, b. Sept. 22, 1870; d. Aug. 20, 1871.


294 Helen Louisa7 Ranney (sister to Evander Willard), b. Feb. 10, 1824, West Townshend, Vt.; m. Feb. 23, 1848, West Townshend, Vt., Norman Bottum, b. Oct. 5, 1822, Shaftsbury, Vt., son of Nathan Huntington Bottum and Peace Huntington. His residence was on his father’s farm. Deacon Bapt. Ch., Church Clerk, Bank Direction, Rep. In twenty-two years he was absent but eight Sundays from the S. S. of which he was Supt., and from the choir. He made it a rule in all correspondence to refer to the welfare of the soul of his correspondent. She mem. Cong. Ch., d. April 1, 1879; he d. July 8, 1870.

    546 Henry Merle, b. Jan. 18, 1849.
    Stella Eliza, b. July 4, 1853; d. Sept. 15, 1854.
    547 Fannie Lorraine, b. Sept. 22, 1855.
    Nellie Agnes, b. June 6, 1859; d. June 6, 1860.
    Anna Bertha, b. Mar. 23, 1866; unm.; teacher, Chicago.


295 Frances Sophia7 Ranney (sister to Evander Willard), b. Jan. 25, 1828, West Townshend, Vt.; m. Dec. 19, 1855, New York City, Nathan Bottum, b. Mar. 6, 1827, Shaftsbury, Vt.; d. Feb. 26, 1889, Shaftsbury, Vt.; son of Nathan Huntington Buttum and Peace Huntington; farmer, Town Treasurer, and held other offices of trust. She d. 1871.

    Alfred Henry, b. Jan. 11, 1857; d. Jan. 3, 1864.
    548 George Henry, b. Jan. 15, 1861.


296 Martin Luther7 Ranney (brother to Evander Willard), b. Jan. 20, 1830, West Townshend, Vt.; m. Apr. 29, 1857, N. Y. City, Margaret E. Luckey, b. Sept. 26, 1836; physician in N. Y. City; d. there.

    Frederick Merrill, b. May 2, 1859; physician in N. Y. City.
    549 Maud Hepworth, b. Feb. 24, 1876; m. Carl L. Becker.


297 Mary Angeline7 Ranney (sister to Evander Willard), b. Aug. 20, 1832, West Townshend, Vt.; m. July 7, 1869, J. K. Herbert.

    May, b. May 4, 1870; d. ---------.
    Stewart Randolph, b. Nov. 27, 1874; d. --------.


298 Ambrose7 Arnold (Ambrose Tyler6, Esther5 Ranney, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. June 19, 1815, Westminster, Vt.; m. July 1, 1850, Westminster, Catherine A. Cone, b. May 24, 1830, Westminster; d. May 26, 1901, Westminster, Vt.; dau. of James Cone and Catherine Cuyler; employed in railroading, Rep., Epis., F. & A. M., I. O. O. F.; d. Apr. 4, 1885, Westminster, Vt.

    Elizabeth P., b. Mar. 23, 1852; unm.
    Gertrude, b. May 11, 1857; d. Jan. 7, 1879.
    Harry A., b. Dec. 11, -----; res. Audubon, Iowa.
    Arthur F., b. Apr. 21, 1863; res. Westminster, Vt.
    Herbert E., b. Aug. 21, 1865; res. Somerville, Mass.


299 Fenelon7 Arnold (brother to Ambrose), b. Jan. 25, 1817, Westminster, Vt.; m. (1) Nov. 4, 1840, Amanda Richards, b. Aug. 7, 1822, Westminster; d. Dec. 24, 1867; dau. of Luther A. Richards and Polly Page; m. (2) Mar. 1, 1872, Walpole, N. H., Emily Augusta Marsh, b. Feb. 25, 1837, Walpole, dau. of Edmund Adams Marsh and Isabella Hosmer. He d. Dec. 4, 1901. Widow res. Walpole, N. H.

Children by 1st marriage:
    Charles Ferris, b. July 28, 1853.
    George Richards, b. Sept. 26, 1857; d. Aug. 6, 1878.
Child by 2d marriage:
    Seth Fenelon, b. Dec. 21, 1878; student at Tufts College, Medford, Mass.


300 Ralph Parker7 Ranney (James6, Janna5, Ephraim4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Mar. 7, 1812, Westminster, Vt.; m. Mar. 4, 1834, Delaware, O., Harriet Storm, b. June 26, 1814, Delaware, who d. 1902, Episcopal. He with his two brothers crossed the plains to California, and d. May 9, 1872, Washington, D. C.

    George Lewis, b. Sept. 6, 1840; d. Jan. 12, 1843.


301 Lewis H.7 Ranney (brother to Ralph Parker), b. Oct. 18, 1817, Springfield, Vt.; m. Sept. 9, 1848, Elizabeth Burden, b. May 25, 1827, Devonshire, Eng., dau. of John Burden and Jane Sessford; ret. from Cal., became Clerk in U. S. Bureau of Statistics; d. Sept. 1, 1899, Washington, D. C.

    Mary, b. Dec. 11, 1851; d. July 26, 1858.
    Emma, b. Jan. 8, 1855; unm.; res. Washington, D. C.
    Caroline, b. July 4, 1857; unm.; res. Washington, D. C.


302 Isaac7 Ranney (brother to Ralph Parker), b. Feb. 21, 1820, Manchester, Vt.; m. Nov. 12, 1845, Delaware, O., Sarah Eleanor Smith, b. Oct. 13, 1824, Delaware, O.; d. June 25, 1903, Gaithersburg, Md.; dau. of Solomon Smith and Sarah Eleanor Root of Pittsfield, Mass. Solomon Smith, a noted civil engineer laid out the town of Delaware, O. Sarah Eleanor Root was the dau. of Colonel Azariah Root, an officer in the Rev. War, and a descendant of John Root, a settler of Farmington, Conn.

Isaac Ranney, Republican, lawyer, Circuit Judge 1858-1862, removed, in 1873, to Gaithersburg, Md., where he died Oct. 8, 1876; buried in Delaware, Ohio. The widow resided with her daughter, Mrs. Munro, and d. June 25, 1903. She was a mem. Epis. Ch.; burial, Delaware, O. Judge Ranney was a cultured gentleman, honorable and upright, respected by all, of a sweet nature, and courtly manners.

    550 Sarah Frances, b. Sept. 28, 1846; m. Charles L. Lybrand.
    Eleanor Mary, b. Oct. 1, 1848; d. Oct. 11, 1863.
    551 Grace, b. Sept. 21, 1854; m. John B. Diamond.
    552 Elizabeth Burden, b. June 19, 1856; m. David M. Munro.
    Myra Chase, b. Jan. 2, 1859; d. 1860.
    Harry Willard, b. Jan. 28, 1862; d. June 23, 1864.
    553 Katherine Rebecca, b. Dec. 14, 1865; m. James B. Adams.


302a John Jay7 Hart (Delia6 Willis, Sybil5 Ranney, Willett4, Wilett3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Mar. 13, 1831, Adams, N. Y.; d. Nov. 24, 1896; m. Jan. 20, 1859, Oswego, N. Y., Mary Elizabeth Gridley, b. Jan. 1, 1814, Albany, N. Y., dau. of Timothy Henry Gridley, of Dutchess Co. N. Y. and Elizabeth Utley, of Swan, Miner and Denison families of Conn. Rep., Cong. for many years he conducted the leading dry goods business in Oswego, to which place he had removed in 1850. Widow res. in Oswego, N. Y.

    George Dwight, b. Dec. 24, 1859; m. Dec. 3, 1885, Julia Penfield, b. Aug., 1862, Oswego, N. Y., dau. of Edwin P. Penfield and Elizabeth Hovey. Insurance, I. O. O. F. Res. Detroit, Mich.
        Ethel Penfield, b. Aug. 8, 1886.
        Josephine Howe, b. Oct. 18, 1888.
    James Munroe, b. Sept. 18, 1862; m. Oct. 20, 1886, Sophia Shepard Ould, b. Jan., 1863, d. June 29, 1905, dau. of John Ould of Oswego and Susan Shepard of Oneida, N. Y. (See the Shepard Family.) Rep., ice business. Res. Oswego, N. Y.
        John Jay, b. July 25, 1887.
        James Shepard, b. June 15, 1888.
        Susan Clarene, b. Feb. 10, 1891.
    Frederick Massey, b. May 4, 1866; m. June 7, 1893, Anna Lyman, b. June, 1867, Pulaski, N. Y., dau. of Henry H. Lyman and Emily Vorce Bennett. Rep., F. A. M. Res. Oswego, N. Y.
        Henry Hart, b. July 1, 1897.
    Mary, b. Sept. 12, 1869; m. June 11, 1890, Smith Matt Bostick, b. Nov. 21, 1863, Robertville, Hampton Co., S. C., dau. of Richard Fuller Bostick, now of Hamilton, N. Y., and Maria Ballinger Mott. Res. Oswego, N. Y.
        Miner Hart, b. July 29, 1891.
        Richard Jay, b. Feb. 9, 1895.


303 Willett Ranney7 Willis (Willett Ranney6 Willis, Sybil5 Ranney, Willett4, Willett3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 15, 1839, Adams, N. Y.; d. Mar. 3, 1902, Pueblo, Colo; m. Apr. 7, 1863, Adams, N. Y., Frances Maria Grimes, b. June 12, 1839, Buffalo, N. Y., dau. of James Stanley Grimes and Frances Warner of Springfield, Mass. He was a woolen mfr., Brownsville, N. Y., until 1872, then in cattle business in Colorado; Com’r of Huerford Co., Colo., 1898-1900; Rep. The widow is mem. of D. A. R., as a descendant of Amaziah Sanderson; Episcopal; res. Pueblo, Colorado.

    554 Edward Jarvis, b. Oct. 28, 1866.
    555 Frank Grimes, b. Nov. 13, 1867.
    Stanley John, b. Sept. 11, 1869; unm.; Surveyor; res. Wonder, Nevada.
    556 Kate Elizabeth, b. Dec. 5, 1870; m. H. E. Hills.
    Rosa Belle, b. Oct. 16, 1872; unm.
    Anna Flora, b. Jan. 9, 1874; unm.
    Mary Frances, b. Nov. 27, 1864; d. Aug. 15, 1866.
    Willett Ranney, b. Nov. 9, 1881; grad. 1906, Colorado College; unm.; res. Colorado Springs, Colo.


304 Willett Phineas7 Ranney (John6, Willett5, Willett4, Willet3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 1, 1830, Pierrepont Manor, N. Y.; m. Jan. 25, 1860, Cleveland, O., Margaret Tiebout, b. Mar. 21, 1838, dau. of George Tiebout and Martha Wilson. He d. Feb. 11, 1890, she Dec. 3, 1904, interments in Riverside Cemetery, Cleveland.

Leaving home at eighteen years of age, he was employed for a while by his Uncle Orville in Buffalo. He then went to the lumbering camps in Green Bay, Wis., region, and established a trading store on Washington Island, furnishing fishermen with supplies, and taking in exchange their catches of fish, which he shipped to various points. On his marriage he settled in Cleveland, O., and established himself in the wholesale salt-fish business. His sons now conduct it under the firm name of The Ranney Fish Co.

Mrs. Ranney was a descendant through the Tiebout, Calyer, Meserole and Praa families, of Captian Peter Praa, who came to this country with his parents in 1655, and was one of the early Dutch settlers of Greenpoint, Long Island. Her father was George Tiebout, b. Feb. 11, 1799, Greenpoint, N. Y.; d. Nov. 14, 1864, Cleveland, O.; son of Margaretta Colyer, who was the grand-daughter of Jacobus Colyer.

The following appeared in the Brooklyn Daily Times of Oct. 20, 1879:

“The land at Greenpoint, N. Y., was originally granted to Dirk (or Dierk) Volkertsen. It was a ‘ground brief, dated Apr. 3, 1645,’ under which he appears to have taken possession of nearly the whole peninsula lying on the East River, between Mespat Kill (Newtown Creek) and Norman Kill (Bushwick Creek). In 1653 he conveyed the northerly portion of Green Point to Jacob Hay (or Hays), who died soon after, leaving his widow, Christina Cappoens, and one child, Maria Hay. Maria Hay’s first husband was Jost Adrience Molenair (or Miller), after whose death she married Captain Peter Praa, a native of Leyden, who had come in 1655 to this country in his childhood with his parents.

“Although born in Holland, his father was a Huguenot from France, who had taken refuge in Leyden. Peter Praa was a man of great enterprise and public spirit, commander of the Bushwick Militia, and otherwise prominent in the councils of the town. He and his wife, Maria Hay, by will of her mother, Christina Cappoens, and by purchase of the sons of Dirk Volkertsen, appear to have acquired title to nearly all the land at Green Point, and their lineal descendants continued to be the principal, if not the sole, occupants of the territory for nearly one hundred years thereafter.

“Peter Praa and wife had no sons, so that the name of Praa became extinct, but of their four daughters Elizabeth married Jan Meserole, and to them were born two sons, Abraham and Jacob, and a daughter Janita, who married Jacobus Colyer. At the time of the Revolutionary War they lived in a house near the mouth of Bushwick Creek, built by Dirk Volkertsen, the Norman. This Jacobus Colyer was the great-grandfather of John and Peter Colyer, lately deceased, who for so many years resided in Colyer Street, also the great-great-grandfather of Cornelius H. Tiebout, the oldest lineal descendant of Jacobus Colyer, now living at Greenpoint.”

Mrs. Ranney’s mother, b. Nov. 18, 1809; d. Mar. 21, 1882, Cleveland, O., was eldest daughter of John Wilson, who had removed to Cleveland about 1830 from Sacketts Harbor, N. Y., and Ann Aram, b. 1786, England; d. Jan. 30, 1831, Oswego, N. Y. She was the daughter of Joseph Aram, late of Green Hammerton, England (b. 1740; d. Jan. 21, 1803; interred in Parish Churchyard, Whixley, York, Yorkshire, England) and Margaret Aram (b. 1738, England; d. June 6, 1821, aged 83; interred in the Log Meeting House Yard, English Settlement, No. 9, Ontario County, New York; she left Hull, England, June 6, 1806, on the Indian Chief, and, after a passage of sixty-two days, reached New York on Aug. 7, 1806).

    Lynn Anderson, b. Mar. 12, 1861; m. Jan. 4, 1888, Cleveland, Caroline May Brewer, b. Jan., 1868, Cleveland, O., dau. of Nelson Charles Brewer and Caroline Cornelia Benedict.
        Willett Brewer, b. Nov. 12, 1891.
        Lynn Anderson, b. Jan. 9, 1893.
        Percival Kent, b. Apr. 11, 1894.
        Margaret Jeanette, b. Dec. 24, 1897.
    Philip Tiebout, b. Mar. 27, 1863; d. Feb. 26, 1883.
    Willett George, b. Sept. 14, 1867; unm.; grad. 1890, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, N. Y.; engaged in stock raising in Custer Co., Neb. Res. Cleveland, O.
    Cornelius John, b. Aug. 15, 1869; unm. Res. Cleveland, O.
    Robert Bristol, b. Sept. 13, 1871; m. Jan. 4, 1899, Cleveland, O., Florence Eva Jenkins, b. June 27, 1874, Cleveland, O., dau. of Nathan Sturgis Jenkins and Eva Davis. Res. Cleveland, O.
        Judith, b. Apr. 18, 1900.
        Philip Tiebout, b. Nov. 8, 1901.
    Keith Irwin, b. Apr. 21, 1880; unm. Res. Cleveland, O.


305 Daniel Bristol7 Ranney (brother to Willett Phineas), b. Jan. 28, 1834, Smithville, N. Y.; m. Nov. 2, 1865, Cleveland, O., Jane Ranney, b. Aug. 25, 1842, Exeter, England, dau. of Henry Sargent Ranney and Jane Collings. He was a farmer, 1st Lieut. Co. L, 10th Reg., N. Y. H. A., Aug. 7, 1862-June 23, 1865; Rep., New Church; he d. June, 1896, Lowell, Mich.

    557 Theodora, b. Sept. 12, 1866; m. Henry H. Lake.
    Daisy Gertrude, b. Oct. 18, 1868; teacher, Trinidad, Colo.
    558 Helen Mabel, b. Oct. 16, 1870; m. Bert E. Quick.
    Mary Mildred, b. Sept. 15, 1873; m. Dec. 3, 1902, Toronto, Ontario, Wayne Hudson Hadcock, b. Dec. 13, 1868, Copenhagen, N. Y.; bookkeeper. Res. Watertown, N. Y.
    Stella, b. Sept. 30, 1875; teacher, Denver, Col.
    Henry De Albert, b. May 25, 1878; m. Sept. 30, 1903, Mabel Westfall; res. Nome, Alaska.


306 Martha Cornelia7 Ranney (sister to Willett Phineas), b. May 2, 1845, Smithville, N. Y.; m. Dec. 8, 1873, N. Y. City, James Garrison Cooper, b. Oct. 1, 1823; d. Jan. 19, 1903, Bayonne, N. J., on editorial staff of New York Tribune for many years. Widow res. Great Kills, Staten Island, N. Y.
    Grace Ranney, b. Oct. 19, 1874; m. Oct. 12, 1895, Louis Kossuth Ruttkay, b. Mar. 16, 1875, New Orleans, La., son of Albert Ruttkay and Laura Wiley, and grandson of Madame Ruttkay, late of Buda Pesth, Hungary, sister to Louis Kossuth, the Hungarian Patriot; res. Great Kills, Staten Island.
      Louis Kossuth, b. May 18, 1897.
      Dorothy Constance, b. Oct. 13, 1898.
      Laura Wiley, b. July 9, 1900.


307 Ellen7 Drake (Sophronia6 Ranney, Willett5, Willett4, Willett3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Dec. 1, 1832, Redfield, N. Y.; m. Nov. 19, 1857, Beaver, Mich., George Traut Knowles, b. Nov. 19, 1834, Chittenango, N. Y.; merchant, Rep., F. & A. M.; res. Beaver, Minn.
    Jennie, b. Oct. 31, 1859, Beaver, Minn.; m. May 6, 1880, William Henry Green, b. Sept. 29, 1857, Marston, Wis.; farmer, Rep., M. W. of A.; res. Beaver, Minn.
      Ellen May, b. Mar. 28, 1881; d. May 24, 1889.
      Herbert Knowles, b. June 16, 1883.
      Chester William, b. Nov. 6, 1887; d. May 22, 1889.
      Jeannette Ranney, b. Oct. 22, 1891.
      George Hurther, b. Apr. 11, 1893. Fred Jay, b. Aug. 21, 1896.


308 Jeannette7 Drake (sister to Ellen), b. Aug. 8, 1836, Redfield, N. Y.; m. Sept. 26, 1858, Beaver, Minn., Jay Reed Martin, b. Apr. 13, 1835, Kingsburg, N. Y.; d. Nov. 21, 1864, Minneiska, Minn.; grain merchant, Rep.; widow res. Beaver, Minn.

    Mary, b. Aug. 22, 1860; d. Mar. 26, 1875.
    Anna Elizabeth, b. Oct. 6, 1861; d. Dec. 3, 1863.
    Jay Reed, b. Dec. 9, 1864; m. Nov. 9, 1889, Annandale, Minn., Bertha May Grafft, b. Feb. 8, 1868, Mexico, Ind., dau. of John Grafft and Nancy McCalla; grain merchant, Rep., F. & A. M., R. A.; she is mem. Zurah Ladies; res. Minneapolis, Minn.
      Gerald Reed, b. May 26, 1891.
      Charles Jay, b. Aug. 28, 1892.


309 Brayton Lester7 Drake (brother to Ellen), b. Nov. 18, 1838, Redfield, N. Y.; m. Sept. 28, 1862, Beaver, Minn., Emily Caroline Jeffords, b. Feb. 24, 1844, Westfield, N.Y., dau. of Lanson Jeffords and Louisa Maria Corey. Contractor and builder; Prohib.; F. & A. M. Res. Wabasha, Minn.
    Clara E., b. Sept. 1, 1863; m. ----------.
    Nellie, b. Apr. 20, 1865; d. Sept. 5, 1867.
    Freddie, b. Oct. 16, 1867; d. July 5, 1868.
    Lester Ranney, b. June 26, 1869; m. ----------.
    Harvey, b. Nov. 20, 1871; unm.
    Reuben I., b Oct. 16, 1874; m. ----------.
    Charles L., b. July 19, 1878; m. ----------.
    Elsie L., b. Nov. 23, 1882.


310 Margaret7 Drake (sister to Ellen), b. Apr. 25, 1842, Redfield, N. Y.; m. Dec. 23, 1861, Elgin, Minn., William Buckingham, b. Jan. 8, 1828, Hartland, Ct.; in Cal. 5 years; since 1860 in Minn. Merchant; Rep.; Cong. She is mem. R. N. A. Res. Beaver, Minn.

    Willis, b. Jan. 22, 1863; m. July 16, 1895, Milton, N. Dakota, Ida Belle Holloway, b. Apr. 8, 1869, Lacom, Ill., dau. of Elijah Martin Holloway and Mary Ann Elinor McNolte. Grain buyer; Rep.; F. & A. M. Res. Park River, N. Dakota.
      Tracy, b. July 2, 1897.
      Margaret, b. Aug. 23, 1902.
    Arthur Andrews, b. May 23, 1866; m. Apr. 9, 1888, Albert Lea, Minn., Lilla Martin, b. June 30, 1862, Whitewater, Wis., d. Jan. 7, 1900, Crookston, Minn., dau. of Walter James Martin and Alice Alvira Rood; m. (2) 1903, Agnes Cyr. Presby.; D. O. L. M. He is Supt. of grain elevators; Rep.; Bapt.; K. of M.; A. O. U. W.; K. of Mac. of the World. Res. Crookston, Minn.
      Charles, b. Dec. 17, 1888.
      Alice, b. Jan. 27, 1891.
      James, b. Dec. 19, 1892.
      Jay, b. Mar. 15, 1896.
      Lynn, b. Oct. 26, 1897.
      Philip, b. Jan. 5, 1900.
      Lilla, b. 1904.
    Brayton, b. Aug. 9, 1868, Beaver, Minn.; m. Oct. 27, 1897, Isabella Maud Tucker, b. Jan. 14, 1871, Princeton, Wis.; d. Jan. 29, 1907, dau. of Richmond Tucker and Cornelia Bronson. Rep.; Postmaster; F. & A. M. Res. Argyle, Minn.
      Lois Isabella, b. Jan. 19, 1907.
    Roy, b. Oct. 8, 1873, unm. First Nat. Bank, Seattle, Washington.


311 Lester Ranney7 Brooks (Jeanette6 Ranney, Willett5, Willett4, Willett3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. May 19, 1847, Redfield, N. Y.; m. Apr. 9, 1873, Elba, Minn.; d. Nov. 11, 1902, Minneapolis, Minn; m. Josephine Bullen, b. May 12, 1850, Kenosha, Wis., dau. of John Bullen and Henrietta Mygatt*. Rep., F. A. M., 32?. A man possessed of large wealth.

In the business world Mr. Brooks was a man of force and influence. Though most unpretentious in his daily life, he was a deep student, and having traveled a great deal, he was a man with whom it was a pleasure to come in contact. In 1897-8 he served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, and was one of the most efficient and conscientious executive officers that that great trading organization ever had. In the past two years he had been chairman of the construction committee of the Chamber of Commerce, and in that capacity had much to do with the erection of the fine new building which that body has just taken possession of.

From early associations Mr. Brooks has shown a decided taste for the banking business, and was a strong man in financial circles, being a director of the Northwestern National Bank of Minneapolis, and of the Second National of Winona. He had given the money questions a good deal of study, and was well informed upon all matters pertaining to it. Mr. Brooks was an enthusiastic yachtsman, and had served as commodore of the Minnetonka Yacht Club. Widow res. Minneapolis.
    Philip Ranney, b. Oct. 29, 1875, Winona, Minn.; m. Feb. 12, 1907, Chicago, Ill., Caroline Lehman Sewall, b. Jan. 12, 1884, Stillwater, Minn., dau. of Edmund Devereaux Sewall and Anna Lehman, who were married in Bethlehem, Pa.; descendant of Henry Sewall, b. 1544, and Mayor of Coventry, England, the 4th in descent having been Chief Justice Samuel Sewall, of witchcraft trial, Salem, Mass. Mr. Brooks is Sec. of Brooks- Scanlon Lumber Co. Yale, 1898; Rep., 32? F. & A. M. Res. Minneapolis, Minn.

[MYGATT-WEBSTER LINEAGE---Deacon Joseph Mygatt came with his wife Ann from England in 1633 in the ship Griffin in company with his pastor, Rev. Thomas Hooker, Rev. Joseph Cotton, and Rev. Mr. Stone. He rem. with the Hooker company from Newtowne, now Cambridge, Mass., to Hartford, in 1636. He d. 1680, and his wife in 1686, their residence being on what is Bushnell Park.
Joseph2 Mygatt m. in 1655, Sarah Whiting, dau. of William Whiting from London, first treas. of the Connecticut Colony.
Joseph3 Mygatt m. Nov. 15, 1677, Sara3 Webster, b. 1655, Upper Houses, dau. of Robert2 Webster (Gov. John1 Webster) and Susanna2 Treat (Richard1).
Zebulon4 Mygatt, b. Nov. 3, 1693; m. Dorothy Waters, b. Aug. 28, 1704.
Austin5 Mygatt m. Lament Blinn, b. 1735. He d. Feb. 23, 1776, in the camp of the Continental Army on Bunker Hill.
Sylvester6 Mygatt, b. Sept. 9, 1774; m. Aug. 29, 1800, Abi Booth, dau. of Elisha Booth of Berlin, Conn. They d. in Kenosha, Wis.
Henrietta7 Mygatt, b. Sept. 7, 1806, Clinton, N. Y.; m. Sept. 28, 1826, John Bullen, Jr., of Oswego, N. Y. who founded Kenosha, Wis. In 1834 he was deputed by a company of Oswegans to seek out a new home for them in the new country, then coming into notice, west of Lake Michigan. Hiring an Indian guide in Chicago in June, 1834, the two pitched their tent on the spot overlooking their harbor. He established his pre-emption claim and Kenosha is known for its beauty of situation.
Josephine8 Bullen, b. May 12, 1850, Kenosha, m. Apr. 9, 1873, Elba, Minn., Lester Ranney Brooks.]


312 Dwight Frederick7 Brooks, M. D. (brother to Lester Ranney), b. June 10, 1849, Redfield, N. Y.; m. Sept. 22, 1875, Winona, Minn., Anna Genevieve Keyes, b. Manchester, Mich., dau. of John Keyes and Angelina Pease. Grad. M. D., Univ. of Michigan. Pres. Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Co.; Rep.; F. & A. M. Res. “Merriam Park,” St. Paul, Minn.

    Harry Keyes, b. Sept. 4, 1876, Minneiska, Minn.; rem. with parents, 1887, to “Merriam Park,” St. Paul, Minn. Grad. 1896 St. Paul High School; 1896-7 student Univ. of Minnesota and interested in athletics; Phi Kappa Psi; assisted his father two years in lumber business; rem., 1901, to Scanlon, Minn., as Asst.-Sec. of Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Co.; unm.; Cong. Res. Scanlon, Minn.
    Sheldon Dwight, b. Mar. 31, 1878, Minneiska, Minn., grad. 1897, St. Paul High School; student, 1897-8, Univ. of Minnesota; Phi Kappa Psi; assisted father four years in lumber business; rem. 1902, to Scanlon, Minn., having charge of the railroad and logging operations of Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Co.; F. & A. M.; unm. Res. Scanlon, Minn.
    Edward, b. Aug. 8, 1888, “Merriam Park,” St. Paul, Minn., attended high school but left on acct. of health and traveled extensively 1905-6. Cong. Assisting father.


313 Anson Strong7 Brooks (brother to Lester Ranney), b. Sept. 6, 1852, Redfield, N.Y.; m. July 24, 1876, McGregor, Ia., Georgie Andros, b. Sept. 28, 1858, Garneville, Ia., dau. of Richard Salter Storrs Andros and Maria Worthing. Came to Minnesota in 1856. Worked as telegraph operator ‘68 to ‘74. Member of firm of Brooks Brothers from 1873 to present time. Have lived in Minneapolis since 1897. Res. Minneapolis, Minn.

    Paul Andros, b. Sept. 16, 1881; grad. 1906, Yale Law School, unm. Res. Minneapolis, Minn.
    Stanley, b. May 11, 1886; student Yale Shef. Sci. School; d. Oct. 12, 1907.


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