The Ranny Family, Generation Seven, Part 5
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]
391 Orcelia Sophronia7 Ranney (sister to Francis Leroy), b. Jan. 30, 1851, York, Wis.; d. Mar. 15, 1896, Albert Lea, Minn.; m. Apr. 15, 1869, York, Myron W. Sawyer, b. Apr. 9, 1840. Wendell, Mass.; merchant, Rep., Bapt., M. W. of A.; res. Albert Lea, Minn.
Albert Lea, b. May 17, 1870; m. Hattie M. Balch; no children; res. West Salem,
Eva May, b. May 7, 1873; d. Dec. 3, 1886.
392 Mary Eliza7 Ranney (sister to Francis Leroy), b. Apr. 26, 1853; m. Nov. 30, 1870, Silas Wilcox, b. Sept. 6, 1844, New York; d. Feb. 6, 1901, Ruthven, Ia.; farmer, Rep., private Co. K, 44th Reg., Wis. Vols., Dec., 1864-Sept., 1865; the widow res. Britt, Iowa.
Henry Julius, b. Sept. 12, 1871.
Philo Edward, b. Nov. 19, 1873; m. June 4, 1902, Britt, Ia., Edna Vial, b. Mar. 24, 1881, Linden, Ia., dau. of Abraham Vial and Agnes Ann Tawblyn; res. Britt, Ia.
Maud Estelle, b. July 6, 1877; m. Oct. 16, 1902, Ruthven, Ia., Wilmer Goff, b. May 28, 1877, Ruthven; farmer, Rep.; res. Ruthven, Iowa.
Verle Wilcox, b. Mar. 28, 1904.
Earl, b. Sept. 19, 1882.
393 Oscar Jay7 Ranney (brother to Francis Leroy), b. June 26, 1863, York, Wis.; m. July 15, 1885, York, Ada Elizabeth Forester, b. Feb. 27, 1864, York, dau. of Andrew Forester and Ada Elizabeth Miller; farmer, Rep., Meth., E. F. W.; res. Marshall, Wis.
Lula Ada, b. Dec. 20, 1887.
Ella Melissa, b. Aug. 23, 1888.
Donald Forester, b. Aug. 28, 1892.
Carol Cecilia, b. July 28, 1900.
394 Seymour Philo7 Ranney (brother to Francis Leroy), b. July 19, 1866, York, Wis.; m. Nov. 1, 1893, Waterloo, Wis., Millie Louisa Brusso, b. Feb. 16, 1871, Sun Prairie, Wis.; confectioner, Rep., Meth.; res. Marshall, Wis.
Leon, b. Mar. 13, 1895.
Vera, b. Sept. 8, 1898.
Kenneth, b. May 23, 1900.
395 Lovisa Jane7 Ranney (Harmon6, Eli5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. May 27, 1854, Brooklyn, Wis.; m. Jan. 11, 1871, Helena, Mont., Daniel Sullivan, b. Dec. 25, 1847, Boston, Mass., son of Michael and Honora Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan removed from the Missouri Valley, in 1883, to Shelby, Mont.; stock grower, Catholic, F. & A. M., K. of P.; res. Shelby, Mont.
Flurry Aloysius, b. Nov. 3, 1872; m. Marguerite Connelly.
Michael Francis, b. Apr. 14, 1874; d. Sept., 1874.
Frederick Daniel, b. Jan. 12, 1876; m. Theresa Hilger.
Hanora, b. May 15, 1878; m. (1) Anthon Anderson; m. (2) Richard Crouch.
John William, b. Oct. 19, 1880; res. Spokane, Wash.
Mary Lucile, b. Apr. 28, 1884; m. Charles Sims.
Michael Francis, b. July 14, 1887; res. Wolf Pont, Mont.
Edward Aloysius, b. Jan. 10, 1890.
Frances Ida, b. June 30, 1892.
Marguerite Loretto, b. Sept. 9, 1894.
Bertha Lovisa, b. July 4, 1900.
396 Sarah Janette7 Ranney (sister to Lovisa Jane), b. 1856; m. 1872, William Robbins, who d. in a blizzard; she d. 1895. Children:
William Frederick, b. Jan. 20, 1873, Canton, Mont.; m. Dec. 30, 1896, Helena, Mont., Catherine McLaughlin, b. Apr. 18, 1877, Stuart, Ia., dau. of John McLaughlin and Irene Lillian Squires; farmer, I. O. O. F., Dem., Miners’ Union; res. Winston, Mont.
Edward Franklin, b. Oct. 30, 1897; d. Nov. 6, 1901.
Lucy Lillian, b. -----; m. ----- Hamilton; res. Lewiston, Mont.
Irene Lillian, b. July 21, 1899; d. Oct. 18, 1901.
Daniel J., b. May 1, 1901.
David Leroy, b. Feb. 23, 1903.
Helen Cloy, b. Dec. 20, 1904.
Leroy, b. -----; unm.; res. Winston, Mont.
397 Flora Ann7 Ranney (sister to Lovisa Jane), b. Feb. 17, 1860, Evansville, Wis.; m. Dec. 12, 1875, Gallatin Valley, Mont., Leroy Thomas Tillery, b. June 3, 1841, Liberty, Mo.; stock raiser and farmer; she d. Aug. 22, 1905, Shelby, Mont. He res. Shelby, Mont.
Annie, b. Sept. 24, 1876; m. Wm. J. Moore; res. Bozeman, Mont.
Flora, b. Apr. 6, 1903.
Albert, b. Dec. 20, 1877; unm.
Flora, b. Apr. 9, 1879; m. A. W. Rardon. Res. Townsend, Mont.
Ora, b. Oct. 17, 1900; d. Dec. 22, 1900.
Wm. Wesley, b. June 26, 1880; d. Mar. 22, 1900.
Leonora, b. Oct. 4, 1904.
Laura Bell, b. Oct. 26, 1882; d. Feb. 7, 1883.
Babe, b. Feb. 14, 1884; d. Mar. 25, 1884.
Bertha Mabel, b. Sept. 19, 1888.
Hattie Alice, b. Aug. 14, 1890.
Edward Ralph, b. Feb. 24, 1892.
Herman Elmer, b. Oct. 26, 1893.
398 George Frederick7 Ranney (brother to Lovisa Jane), b. May 12, 1871, Montana; m. Oct. 23, 1901, Anaconda, Mont., Ellen Elizabeth Perkins, b. Dec. 27, 1878, Waterloo, Mont., dau. of James Perkins and Hannah Vickers; farmer and stock raiser, Meth.; res. Race Track; Powell Co., Mont.
Dorothy Louise, b. May 17, 1905.
399 Rosetta Ida7 Ranney (sister to Lovisa Jane), b. May 6, 1874, Canton, Mont., m. Mar. 2, 1895, Great Falls, Mont., John William Carroll, b. Mar. 17, 1864, Hudson, Wis.; stock raiser. Dem., Presb.; res. Fort Steele, British Columbia.
John William, b. Dec. 4, 1895.
Bernice Loretta, b. Sept., 1901.
400 Luke7 Ranney (Julius Caesar6, Eli5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. July 30, 1850, Dayton, N. Y.; m. Mar. 2, 1886, Iowa, Ida Luzina Adams, b. May 27, 1867, Black Hawk Co., Ia.; res. Cavour, So. Dakota.
Alfred Herrick, b. Jan. 21, 1887.
Jessie Myra, b. Apr. 14, 1889.
Ella Rachel, b. May 9, 1894.
Wm. Foster, b. Mar. 19, 1896.
Madge Margaret, b. Mar. 8, 1900.
Frankie Helena, b. June 15, 1902.
401 Nathan Arms7 Ranney (brother to Luke), b. Aug. 27, 1853, Dayton, N. Y.; m. Oct. 17, 1886, New Auburn, Minn., Ella Jane Vaughan, b. Oct. 16, 1863, New Auburn, dau. of Freeman Vaughan and Marion Cordelia McDougall; fruit farmer and owner of the New Auburn Herald; res. New Auburn, Minn.
Blanche Lenore, b. Aug. 30, 1887.
Cecil Justin, b. May 12, 1889; youngest editor in the State.
Russell Ray, b. Feb. 23, 1892.
Lola Vaughan, b. Dec. 4, 1894.
Agnes Geraldine, b. June 6, 1897.
Wilfred Iven, b. Nov. 29, 1899; d. May 25, 1902.
Noel De Lorne, b. Sept. 22, 1903.
402 Alfred Herrick7 Ranney (brother to Luke), b. Oct. 3, 1858, Dayton, N. Y.; m. Feb. 14, 1886, Fairbanks, Ia., Clara Jane Hock, b. Oct. 3, 1862, Bushnell, Ill., dau. of Isaac Hock and Eliza Livington; telephone engineer, Rep., I. O. O. F., M. W. A.; res. Mason City, Ia.
Glenn Alfred, b. Oct. 3, 1887.
403 Hermon7 Ranney (brother to Luke), b. July 8, 1863, Dayton, N. Y.; m. Dec. 24, 1885, Oelwin, Ia., Cora Adell Payne, b. June 19, 1866, Maynard, Ia., dau. of Seldon Payne and Pauline Orinda Dunbar; F. & A. M., Rep.; res. Maynard, Ia.
Ethel May, b. Oct. 1, 1886.
Goldie Ruth, b. Apr. 9, 1880.
Lyle Vance, b. Dec. 25, 1892; d. Feb. 23, 1893.
Raymond Robert, b. Apr. 25, 1894.
Laura, b. Sept. 10, 1896.
Inez Pauline, b. May 30, 1898.
Mildred Mary, b. Oct. 25, 1901.
404 Saloma Evaline7 Ranney (sister to Luke), b. Nov. 22, 1867, Pit Hole, Pa.; m. Oct. 11, 1895, Fairbank, Ia., Laurel J. Barnes, b. July 17, 1865, Maynard, Ia.; farmer; res. Heckla, So. Dakota.
Burr Townsend, b. Aug. 16, 1888.
Vail, b. Feb. 2, 1890.
Floyd, b. Feb. 19, 1892.
Hester Marie, b. May 30, 1900.
Alfred Ranney, b. Jan. 29, 1902.
405 Justin Warren7 Ranney (brother to Luke), b. Dec. 8, 1870, Fairbanks, Ia.; m. Charlotte Angeline Packard, b. Jan. 22, 1874, Edgewood, Ia., dau. of Edmund Packard and Calista Carpenter; Com. Trav., Dem., M. W. A.; res. Maynard, Ia.
Grace Mildred, b. May 15, 1896.
Dale Charles, b. July 3, 1897; d. Sept. 15, 1902.
Ruth Evaline, b. Dec. 8, 1899.
Fern Frances, b. June 25, 1902.
406 Alice Serizah7 Brand (Lovisa Ranney6, Eli5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. Nov. 20, 1852, Gowanda, N. Y.; m. Dec. 26, 1869, Indianola, Ia., Henry D. Brown, b. Apr. 10, 1847, White Water, Ind.; farmer, Christian Ch., I. O. O. F., Rep.; res. Cumberland, Ia.
Edward Munroe, b. Oct. 18,1870; m. Mar. 16, 1897, Alice Elizabeth Mountain, b.
June 9, 1872; res. Atlantic, Ia.,
Maude, b. Dec. 2, 1898.
Effie Elsie, b. May 20, 1873; m. Mar. 15, 1899, Mark Pliny Nichols; res. Atlantic,
Howard Delos, b. Oct. 14, 1900.
Benjamin, b. Nov. 26, 1904.
George Andrew, b. Apr. 4, 1883; m. June 5, 1907, Pearl Edwards, b. Jan. 12,
1884; res. Cumberland, Ia.
407 Sarah Evaline7 Brand (sister to Alice S.), b. Jan. 28, 1857, Warren Co., Ia.; m. Dec. 25, 1879, Warren Co., Ia., Joseph Merritt Lehman, b. Mar. 30, 1852, Miami Co., Ia.; farmer, I. O. O. F., Rep.; res. Cumberland, Ia.
Warren Arthur, b. Oct. 13, 1880.
Malinda Lovisa, b. Apr. 16, 1882.
Minnie Estella, b. Mar. 10, 1884; m. Mar. 2, 1904, Frank Garfield Jarvis; res. Cumberland, Ia.
Zetta Esther, b. Mar. 9, 1905.
Alvah Walter, b. Mar. 20, 1886.
Ralph Rodna, b. Nov. 28, 1890.
Ora Pautha, b. Sept. 20, 1895.
408 George Clinton7 Brand (brother to Alice S.), b. Feb. 24, 1861, Warren Co., Ia.; m. Jan. 15, 1885, Spring Hill, Ia., Catherine Mary Peverly, b. Jan. 15, 1864, Warren Co., Ia., dau. of Francis Brotherton Peverly and Hannah Isabel Dalton; farmer, Rep., Bapt., M. W. A.; res. Indianola, Ia.
Edna Isabel, b. June 9, 1886.
Francis Clinton, b. Feb. 27, 1888.
Arthur Peverly, b. Oct. 15, 1891.
Ruth Anna, b. Apr. 3, 1894.
Mary Josephine, b. Nov. 24, 1896.
409 Minnia Louisa7 Brand (sister to Alice S.), b. May 28, 1865, Spring Hill, Ia.; m. Nov. 13, 1886, Spring Hill, Ia., William Peverly, b. Dec. 18, 1859; clothier, Bapt., K. of P., I. O. O. F., M. W. A.; res. Axtell, Kan.
Edward Brotherton, b. Dec. 31, 1887.
Howard Dewitt, b. Aug. 19, 1889.
Joanna Frances, b. Mar. 13, 1891.
Julia Marie, b. Apr. 2, 1893.
William Brand, b. Feb. 21, 1895, twin.
Wilma Alice, b. Feb. 21, 1895, twin; d. July 24, 1895.
Esther Estella, b. Feb. 11, 1897.
Homer Clinton, b. June 28, 1898.
Lowell Eugene, b. Oct. 28, 1900.
Helen Velma, b. Feb. 14, 1904; d. Feb. 2, 1905.
410 Mary Jane7 Brand (sister to Alice S.), b. Apr. 9, 1869, Warren Co., Ia.; m. Oct. 12, 1884, William Comer, b. Mar. 6, 1865, Jennings Co., Ind.; farmer, Rep., Am. Soc. Equity; res. Massena, Ia.
Alfred Ross, b. Apr. 7, 1889.
Glen Lovell, b. Mar. 8, 1893; d. July 4, 1895.
Nellie Brand, b. June 4, 1895; d. July 14, 1897.
Harold Dewitt, b. Mar. 18, 1900; d. Sept. 2, 1902.
Carl Emory, b. Nov. 18, 1903.
411 Carrie Elizabeth7 Brand (sister to Alice S.), b. Mar. 19, 1871; m. Feb. 23, 1890, Clifton Hall; res. Indianola, Ia.
Otis Leslie, b. May 29, 1893.
Hazel Esther, b. Jan. 6, 1895.
Milton DeWitt, b. Mar. 7, 1904.
Lloyd Stephen Ranney, b. May 24, 1906.
412 Charles Clinton7 Ranney (Frank Eli6, Eli5, Abner4, Richard3, John2, Thomas1), b. May 3, 1860, Iowa; m. Mar. 3, 1883, Perrysburg, N. Y., Florence Madellon Wells, b. Mar. 4, 1860, Perrysburg, N. Y., dau. of Frank Wells and Jane Ball; dist. mgr. People’s Life Ins. Co., of Syracuse, N. Y.; Rep., Meth., A. O. U. W.; res. Fredonia, N. Y.
Herbert DeLong, b. Mar. 16, 1884.
Harold Wells, b. Nov. 28, 1891.
413 Frank Millard7 Ranney (brother to Charles Clinton), b. Sept. 12, 1861, Iowa; m. Feb. 14, 1883, Perrysburg, N. Y., Charlotte Sophia Rugg, b. Nov. 5, 1857, Chautauqua, N. Y., dau. of Major Rugg and Catherine Smith; res. Perrysburg, N. Y.
Blanch Edith, b. May 15, 1884; m. John Willis Hall; res. Perrysburg, N. Y.
Ida Sophia, b. June 11, 1886; m. Lee Frank Dickinson; res. Perrysburg, N. Y.
Millard DeWitt, b. Oct. 22, 1888.
Addie Lena, b. June 4, 1891.
414 Mary Ward7 Ranney (Moses6, Joseph5, Fletcher4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. 1807, Middletown, Conn.; rem. 1830, with her mother to Cincinnati, O.; m. Oct., 1843, at the residence of her brother, Moses, Thomas Hough, b. Jan. 18, 1807, Jefferson Co., O. They rem. 1849, to Spartansburg, Ind., where she d. July 1, 1873. He d. June 30, 1896.
Daughter, b. 1844; d. June 14, 1845.
John, b. Sept. 18, 1847; m. Sept. 19, 1872, Mary B. Manning, b. Jan. 21, 1855; res. Spartansburg, Ind.
Clarence Russell, b. Mar. 7, 1878
Elizabeth Frances, b. Jan. 23, 1880.
Chester Arthur, b. Aug. 3, 1884.
Thomas William, b. May 28, 1886.
Ethel Jane, b. Nov. 26, 1887.
415 Henry Joseph7 Ranney (brother to Mary), b. 1808, Middletown, Conn., was but four years of age when his father died. His mother was evidently a superior woman as this son in 1824 entered the Partridge Military Academy, where he grad. 1828 as Civil Engineer. Became Asst. Eng. of B. & A. R. R.; Chief Eng. of N. O. & N. R. R. until 1842; leased from the State of Louisiana the N. O. Canal that connects New Orleans with Lake Pontchartrain and the Gulf of Mexico, which he conducted until his death. He was also Chief Eng. of the N. O., Jackson & Great Northern R: R., now the Illinois Central. He died May 1, 1865, at Lewisburg, La. The State sequestered his large property, he being unmarried and having no near relatives in that State. From a memorandum affixed to a newspaper clipping announcing his death the following is copied:
“This is the first I have heard from him since the commencement of the war. I have made all the enquiry I could through friends at New Orleans but could never learn what had become of him. He was a member of the Louisiana Legislature when that State seceded and when he wrote to me from Baton Rouge he said he was doing all he could to prevent the State from seceding, for which he was denounced, and said, ‘before another year you and I will live in different governments, the masses of the people are opposed to secession but the reins of government are in the hands of men who will carry the State out of the Union in spite of all opposition.’ I suppose the force of circumstances has carried him along with secession and ruin has been the result. From ease and comfort for the past twenty-five or thirty years in the City of New Orleans in consequence of this mad Rebellion he now lies in an obscure grave in a obscure town in the interior of Louisiana, the last of his family. . . Major Ranney will be condemned for the course he has taken in this Rebellion, I too condemn those that have lifted their hands against their country. But he was my best friend in the hour of need. For this I will ever remember him with gratitude. He was kind to me in the darkest hour of my life.”
And this from another source:
“Major Ranney never married. He was President and large stockholder of the New Canal and Shell Road Co., at New Orleans. Also a large stockholder in the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern R. R. Co., and during the Civil War was president with office at Canton, Miss., the terminus of the road at that time. He was not known to be affiliated with any church. After Lee’s surrender he sought to enter New Orleans, but learning at Ponchatoula that he would meet with a hostile reception by Federal authorities in New Orleans, concluded to cross the country some fifty miles east to Lewisburg on Lake Pontchartrain. He was in feeble health and before peace was fully established in New Orleans he died and was buried in the Woods Cemetery north of the town. The grave is situated in the midst of live oaks and large magnolia trees.”
A lengthy editorial notice in the New Orleans Daily Picayune, of May 9, 1865, concluded as follows:
“He was a firm, consistent, but liberal and courteous politician, a member of the old conservative Whig party in which he wielded much influence. At the breaking out of the war from which we are just emerging he was not considered a secessionist, but his interests were so involved with many who were, as to make a removal from the city expedient. For some time after, he continued to conduct the running of the railroad, in connection with others. Since the occurrence of the recent events, foreshadowing the early termination of the war, we have understood it was his intention to return to his old home, where he would have been most warmly welcomed back by his many friends. “Major Ranney must have nearly, if not fully, attained the age of three-score. He was universally esteemed for his amiable and genial traits of character. He was benevolent, charitable, and liberal to a proverb. His board was the center of a fine hospitality, and a genial smile and a kindly word were ever ready to invite thereto his always welcome friends. His benefactions to the poor, and especially to this servants, large numbers of whom he employed, were bestowed in a manner to make them seem the acts of a friend rather than of a mere almoner. Many of our citizens will remember his open house at New Year’s, and the scene of the annual visit of his dependents to their kind and indulgent master. Though a man of notably cheerful and mirthful character, yet he had ever “ ‘. . . a tear for pity, and a hand Open as the day for melting charity.’ ”
416 Moses7 Ranney (brother to Mary Ward), b. 1810, Middletown, Conn.; rem. to Cincinnati, O., with his mother about 1830; m. Mar. 9, 1837, Cincinnati, O., Catherine Maria Luckey, b. Dec. 25, 1818, Maysville, Ky., dau. of George Luckey and Eliza Skelton. He was a prominent merchant in the early days of that city and one of the founders of the Mercantile Library of which he was president for the first two terms; also one of the founders of the City Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Ranney’s father was a noted wholesale dry goods merchant, director in the Franklin Bank, and in the Trust Co., all of Cincinnati. The widow was mem. Epis. ch. and died Oct. 25, 1906, Cincinnati. Mr. Ranney died while on a visit to his brother in New Orleans, Aug. 20, 1852, and was buried there.
Sarah Keith, b. Apr. 7, 1838; d. Apr. 9, 1838.
Mary Eliza, b. June 14, 1839; d. Mar. 14, 1851.
Catherine Maria, b. Apr. 24, 1841; d. Dec. 4, 1842.
Clara, b. July 14, 1843; d. Apr. 26, 1845.
620a Kate, b. Nov. 9, 1845; m. John A. Cochran.
Alice, b. Nov. 25, 1848; d. Dec. 27, 1848.
417 Asa Sage7 Ranney (Calvin6, Joseph5, Fletcher4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), bapt. Oct. 3, 1817, went to New Orleans; m. 1845, Howesville, Ky., Virginia Elizabeth Catlin, b. Aug. 16, 1827, Richmond, Va.; d. Nov. 14, 186, New Orleans, dau. of Dr. Catlin and Catherine Mary Tibbles, who had rem. to Kentucky. Mr. Ranney became a clerk for his cousin, Major Henry Joseph Ranney. When his health failed he went to Florida and then to the country home of his wife’s mother, at McCourt City, Miss., where he died in a few months. He was buried at “Forest Home,” the Downer homestead. He erected a headstone in the old (Cromwell) 1713 cemetery to the memory of Sarah (Eells) Sage, wife of Asa Sage, after whom he was named.
621 Clara Frances, b. Aug. 24, 1846.
Harry Joseph Ranney, the son of Asa Sage Ranney and Virginia Catlin, was born in New Orleans, Feb. 14, 1851. Lived most of his short life at “Forest Home” with his grandmother, Mrs. Downer. Was a brave, lovable boy. Attended school in Madison Co., Miss.
During a raid of Federal soldiers on Jackson from Vicksburg, the planters of that locality loaded wagons with corn and meal, and with mules and slaves sought refuge in the interior counties. Harry was boarding with a Dr. Davis, and started on one of these wagons, as company for the Doctor’s son, a few years older. At Madisonville, Miss, the wagons were halted to await the result of the attack on Jackson before going further. On July 4th they received tidings that the Federals had been repulsed. In boyish enthusiasm over the good news and to celebrate the 4th, Harry wished to fire a salute. H climbed upon the hind wheel of the wagon and grasping a gun by the muzzle attempted to draw it out from the corn, which was loaded upon it. The hammer caught, exploding the charge of buck-shot. Harry was struck in the groin severing the femoral artery. He was buried in the cemetery attached to Pearl River Methodist Church, near Pearl River Academy. His grave is marked with a marble slab.
Harry Joseph, b. Feb. 14, 1851; d. July 4, 1863.
418 Polinda Eliza7 Ranney (Norman6, Joseph5, Fletcher4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Aug. 21, 1821, Upper Houses; m. June 18, 1837, Samuel Wilson Lee Clark, b. July 22, 1819, Durham, Conn., son of Hezekiah Clark, b. Oct. 18, 1786, and Olive Lee, b. Aug. 23, 1867. S. W. L. Clark rem. to Upper Houses to the Abraham Ranney house and then to the Fletcher Ranney house, rem. to Southington, Conn., where he d. Nov. 21, 1880. She d. Feb. 17, 1904.
622 Samuel Wilson, b. Mar. 20, 1838.
623 Wm. Henry, b. Dec. 4, 1840.
Lucy Ann, b. Apr. 13, 1843; d. unm.
Walter Frederick, b. Aug. 17, 1845, enl. in Co. D, 7th Reg. Conn. Vols., and d. in Hampton Hospital.
Frances Eleanora, b. Feb. 14, 1848; d. unm.
Mary Jane, b. July 3, 1850; d. -----.
Norman Ranney, b. Oct. 25, 1852; d. -----.
Susan Janette, b. July 12, 1855; d. -----.
624 Olive Lee, b. Nov. 2, 1857; m. Charles Ward.
Hannah Post, b. Feb. 6, 1860; d. -----.
Robert Edward, b. May 5, 1862; d. -----; m. -----.
Lucretia Elizabeth, b. Sept. 21, 1864; d. -----.
Henry Lafayette, b. Jan. 9, 1867; d. -----.
419 Rev. Edwin Hiram7 Ranney (Horace6, William5, Fetcher4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Sept. 11, 1820, Upper Houses; m. Vicksburg, Miss., Sept. 14, 1848, Mary Stout, b. Feb. 20, 1826, Phila., Pa., dau. of Silas W. and Harriet Stout. He learned the tailoring art, but became a Baptist clergyman, licensed by the Cromwell Baptist ch. Voted for Henry Clay in 1844. Private, Co. A, 28th Penn. Vols.; enl. June 16, 1863, served in the Gettysburg campaign, disc. July 27, 1864. She died Dec. 10, 1886, De Land, Fla. At the reunion and celebration of the Society of Middletown Upper Houses, July 19, 1905, he related his reminiscences of his boyhood days which are given in this volume. He res. at the Nugent Home for Baptists in Philadelphia.
Lizzie Shuck, b. June 7, 1857; d. June 12, 1860.
420 Henry W.7 Ranney (brother of Rev. Henry Edwin), b. Oct. 15, 1822, Upper Houses; m. Apr. 19, 1846, Mary McIntosh, b. Oct. 3, 1828, E. Haddam, Conn., dau. of Samuel McIntosh and Sarah Green. He d. Apr. 16, 1862, Cromwell. Widow res. Riverside, R. I.
Gertrude A., b. Apr. 28, 1848; d. unm. Nov. 16, 1870.
Leila W., b. Apr. 5, 1850; m. Nov. 15, 1870, J. B. Boardman; res. Riverside, R. I.
Harrie Hilton, b. Sept. 8, 1871.
George W., b. Aug. 28, 1852; d. July 29, 1854.
Gertrude Whitmarsh, b. Mar. 3, 1882.
Harrie Walton, b. June 4, 1857; m. Nov. 12, 1884, Fannie Estella Briggs; res. E. Providence, R. I.
Beatrice Estelle, b. Mar. 26, 1886.
Walton Earle, b. Jan. 9, 1893.
Grace Madaline, b. Nov. 28, 1896.
421 Martha7 Ranney (William6, William5, Fletcher4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. June 1, 1817, Upper Houses; m. Apr. 7, 1837, Samuel J. Baisden, b. Aug. 26, 1811, son of James Baisden and Phebe Paddock, who d. Nov. 8, 1871. He was a carpenter, Democrat, mem. Leg., Justice of Peace, Assessor. She d. June, 1907.
625 Sarah E., b. Apr. 26, 1840; m. Russell Nichols.
626 Charles William, b. May 2, 1845.
627 Mary E., b. July 6, 1847.
Frank S., b. May 15, 1853; m. Grace E. Riggs. Mason, constable; res. Cromwell, Conn.
422 Timothy7 Ranney (brother to Martha), b. Jan. 21, 1821, Upper Houses; m. July 4, 1841, Upper Houses, Maria Mildrum, dau. of John Mildrum and Betsy Smith; merchant, farmer, Sheriff, prominent Democrat; d. Jan. 14, 1891, Cromwell. Widow res. in Cromwell.
628 Mary Estella, b. July 14, 1845; m. Timothy Dexter Simpson.
629 Julia Augusta, b. Nov. 3, 1847; m. (1) Isaac Warner; (2) George S. Wilcox.
629a Kate Maria, b. Sept. 24, 1851; m. Jason J. Wilcox.
Charles, b. Dec. 8, 1860; d. Feb. 20, 1863.
423 Benjamin7 Ranney (brother to Martha), b. June 3, 1825, Upper Houses; m. Susan Platts. Stone-cutter; rem. to Portland, Conn., where he d. May 5, 1875.
Wilbur Francis, b. -----; m. Mary Adelaide Worthington, dau. of Joseph Sage
Worthington and Effie Amelia Boies.
Paul Worthington, b. July 20, 1898.
424 Zenas Edwards7 Ranney (brother to Martha), b. Jan. 28, 1829, Upper Houses. After leaving school learned the jewelers trade, but never followed the business, took a sea voyage on a sail vessel in the summer of 1848 for his health, which had become impaired by close confinement while learning his trade, was in Santa Cruz, D. W. I., during the Negro-insurrection of that year, was in New Orleans, La., in the fall of 1849 at the close of the terrible cholera epidemic of that year, and early in Feb., 1850, went from New Orleans up Red River to Texas, and was counted in the first census of the State taken by the U. S. during the summer of 1850; knew Genl. Sam Houston, and many prominent men of the State in the early fifties; lived in Dallas when it was a small frontier village with a population of less than five hundred, and only one brick building in the town; was engaged as clerk, bookkeeper and merchant up to 1873, visited California in that year, and again in 1886; in 1887 went to Europe, was in London during the Queen’s Jubilee held that year, also spent one month in Paris, and returned to Texas in the fall of 1887. Since 1873 he has been interested in banking in Texas, also in the manufacture of flour, cotton seed oil, seamless bags and artificial ice; was a large stockholder in the first cotton mill ever built in Sherman, Texas, in 1891, and furnished the cornerstone for same from the N. E. Brownstone Co.’s quarry of Cromwell, Conn., in which he was also interested. While not now, 1907, engaged in any active business, he still retains his interest in the Merchants and Planters National Bank of Sherman, Texas, and in the Sherman Ice Co.’s Plant, which has a capacity for making 100 tons of ice every twenty-four hours. He now divides his time between Conn. and Texas, spending a portion of it in each State. When in Conn. he makes his home near Highland Station, on the Middletown and Waterbury Rail Road, about seven miles from where he was born; he is now in his seventy-ninth year, and has never married.
425 William Keith7 Ranney (George6, William5, Fletcher4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Nov. 1, 1822, Upper Houses; m. (1) Mar. 8, 1858, Wethersfield, Conn., Jane Holmes, b. 1835, Wethersfield; d. July 9, 1885; m. (2) Nov. 17, 1886, Cromwell, Mary Philomena Burns, b. Feb. 27, 1861, Cromwell, dau. of Michael Burns and Mary F. Murphy. Stone mason, F. & A. M.; d. July 19, 1900. Widow res. Cromwell.
Children by 1st marriage:
Charles Keith, b. July 15, 1867; m. Mary Butterworth; no children; res. Hartford,
426 Almira Maria7 Ranney (sister to William Keith), b. Nov. 1, 1824, Berlin, Conn.; m. Oct. 15, 1864, Hartford, Conn., Joseph McIntosh, b. Apr. 24, 1824, Hadlyme, Conn., son of Samuel McIntosh and Sarah Green. He d. May 5, 1898, East Haddam, Conn. She res. East Haddam, Conn.
427 Samuel Roberts7 Ranney (brother to William Keith), b. Nov. 6, 1827, Upper Houses; m. Oct. 10, 1848, Fanny Havens, d. 1862, dau. of David and Rebecca Havens. He d. July 13, 1865.
Emma White, b. Aug. 7, 1849; d. Dec. 24, 1886; m. Charles Treat.
Frederick Starr, b. Dec. 26, 1852; res. New Haven, Conn.
Fanny Dudley, b. Apr. 6, 1860; res. New Haven, Conn.
428 Mary Melissa7 Ranney (Henry6, William5, Fletcher4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 6, 1832, Upper Houses; m. May 11, 1852, Cromwell, Conn., Edward Russell Blinn, b. Apr. 26, 1829, West Rocky Hill, son of Fred Blinn and Lucinda Goodrich. Rep., Meth. He d. Jan. 10, 1900, Cromwell. Widow res. Cromwell.
630 Eva F., b. Apr. 10, 1853; m. Aug. 8, 1877, Dr. John H. Trent.
Edward A., b. June, 1856; unm. Florist; res. Cromwell, Conn.
Daniel H., b. June, 1859; m. Lela Furness; res. Hartford, Conn.
631 Mary Ranney, b. Jan. 21, 1863; m. Frank E. Sanford.
429 Caroline Hamlin7 Ranney (sister to Mary Melissa), b. Feb. 19, 1836, Upper Houses; m. there, Oct. 2, 1858, Rockwell Belden Hale, b. Apr. 23, 1833, Rocky Hill, Conn., son of Jared Hale and Mary Belden. Retired farmer and butcher, Dem., selectman, 1862-4, assessor, 1888-97, Bapt.; res. Cromwell, Conn.
Henry Rockwell, b. July 8, 1860; d. May 6, 1863.
632 Henry Ranney, b. Mar. 5, 1863.
633 Burt Jared, b. Jan. 3, 1866.
John Wilder, b. July 22, 1869; m. Henrietta Mempard, who d. -----. Mem. Legislature, 1907; res. Cromwell, Conn.
Carrie May, b. May 20, 1876; d. Aug. 17, 1878.
430 Benjamin Henry7 Ranney (brother to Mary Melissa), b. Feb. 3, 1840; m. Glastonbury, Conn., Sarah Stevens. Rep.; res. Cromwell, Conn.
Charles A., b. Nov. 9, 1872; m. Apr. 12, 1898, Frances Dammuller, b. May 2,
1876, Rocky Hill, Conn., dau. of August and Augusta Dammuller. Bapt.,
florist; res. Hartford, Conn.
Sarah Agnes, b. Jan. 13, 1899.
431 William W.7 Ranney (William W.6, Charles5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Nov. 29, 1830, Newburyport, Mass.; m. (1) Nov. 15, 1855, Livermore, Ky., Rhoda Taylor, b. -----; d. Aug. 1, 1859, Livermore, dau. of Silas Taylor and Elizabeth Brown; m. (2) May 17, 1886, Grand Meadow, Minn., Isabelle Cole Dunbar, dau. of Christopher C. Cole and widow of Rollin Dunbar. Grad. 1876, Law Dept., Iowa State Uni., 1st Lieut. Co. A, 26th Reg., Ky. Inf., Rep., Bapt., F. & A. M., J. of Peace, J. of Probate. Judge Ranney reports that at the battle of Shiloh his company captured the orderly sergeant of the Confederate company in which his own brother, George, was serving. A prisoner related that the last he saw of George he was helping to carry his captain off the field. Res. Austin, Minn.
634 Susan Eliza, b. Aug. 18, 1856; m. Ole S. Swenson.
Isabella, b. 1858; d. 1858.
635 William Silas, b. July 20, 1859.
432 Susan Clark7 Ranney (sister to William W.), b. Aug. 13, 1834, Newburyport, Mass.; d. Oct. 5, 1901, Livermore, Ky.; m. Dec. 28, 1854, Andrew Jackson Atherton, b. Nov. 16, 1833, Davis Co., Ky. Rep., Missionary Bapt.; res. Livermore, Ky.
636 Beatrice, b. Oct. 21, 1855; m. Thomas Owen.
637 Romeo, b. June 4, 1857.
638 Vina, b. Mar. 12, 1859; m. Richard T. Martin.
639 Zidana, b. Apr. 8, 1861; m. W. M. Humphrey.
640 Vasco, b. Aug. 15, 1863.
Guy Ranney, b. Mar. 18, 1867; unm., carpenter.
641 Vesta C., b. June 25, 1869; m. Robert C. Owen.
642 Orra Storm, b. Sept. 28, 1871; m. Wm. B. King.
433 Isabella7 Ranney (sister to William W.), b. Mar. 10, 1837, Newburyport, Mass.; d. Oct. 21, 1903; m. Dec. 16, 1852, McLean Co., Ky., Job Malin Smith, b. Dec. 9, 1828; d. May 11, 1867, Fransona, Ill. Farmer, mem. Christian ch.
643 Delilah, b. Nov. 5, 1853; m. J. A. Miller.
Alexander Campbell, b. Mar. 22, 1857; unm., bridge builder; res. Livermore, Ky., on homestead of his grandfather, Wm. W. Ranney.
644 Madora, b. Mar. 14, 1859; m. S. P. Miller
Horace, b. Aug. 10, 1862; d. Feb. 14, 1881.
645 Sonora, b. Sept. 26, 1864; m. M. S. Barnett.
434 George Ranney (brother to William W.). . . (The compiler of this volume as a chaplain in the army was called on to write many letters for others and he reproduces entire this letter of a Confederate to inform the friends of George of his death. This printed page may fall into the hands of this Mr. Bailey or of his friends to assure him that it may inspire others to “Lend a Hand”). George Ranney, a druggist, was Corporal of Co. G, 9th Ken. Inf., 1st Ken. Brigade, Breckenridge Division, Harden’s Corps, Western Army. Enlisted Oct. 1, 1861; disc. from Hospital and was captured while making his way to his home.
CAMP CHASE, OHIO, OCT. 23, ‘63.
MR. WILLIAM RANNEY:
SIR:---Your brother received your mother’s letter on 17 inst., but being a little unwell at the time he concluded to wait a few days before answering. He was taken sick on the night of the 14th inst., but we thought not serious. On Friday the doctor pronounced it the typhoid pneumonia and ordered him to be taken to the hospital. There he received the closest attention of doctor Norris from Owingsborough, who did all in his power to make him comfortable. We still thought that he would recover, but, alas, God had willed it otherwise. At 7 o’clock this morning He in His infinite wisdom called him from this world of sin and sorrow to enjoy the rich blessings of a never ending eternity. We have been prisoners together ever since the 20th of May, and I am happy to say that I not only found him a pleasant and agreeable companion, but a young man that won the respect and esteem of every one who knew him. And while his friends at home mourn his loss, we as brothers in the same cause deeply regret that he has been called away, feeling that we have not only lost a true friend and a good soldier whose place it is hard to fill, but one whose life had it been spared would have made a bright and shining star in society. I also would remark for the consolation of his friends that he was fully prepared for the summons, and quietly resigned himself to his fate. He retained full possession of his senses to the last.
Yours with respect,
R. R. BAILEY.
439 Charles William7 Ranney (James Stow6, Charles5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Feb. 28, 1860, Cromwell, Ky.; m. (1) Nov. 20, 1879, Fanny Douglas Norman, b. July 26, 1861, d. Apr. 1, 1888, dau. of Curran Norman and Pamelia James; m. (2) Sept. 9, 1888, Mary E. Arbuckle, b. July 4, 1867, dau. of Curran Arbuckle and Eliza Hodges. Farmer, Dem., Christian Ch., F. & A. M.; res. Select, Ky.
Reuben S., b. Nov. 1, 1881; d. Apr. 8, 1899.
Guy, b. Jan. 2, 1884.
Floy, b. Feb. 9, 1890.
Lee, b. Mar. 1, 1895.
440 Julia Maria7 Ranney (Jabez6, Hezekiah5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Feb. 9, 1825, Rochester, N. Y.; m. May 18, 1843, Genesee, N. Y., William Loomis Wells, b. Oct. 4, 1818, Geneseo, son of Dr. Cyrus Wells and Linai Fitch Chipman; grad. Geneva Med. Coll. and practiced till his death, June 18, 1898. Presb., F. & A. M. Widow res. Howell, Mich.
William Henry, b. -----; d. Feb. 12, 1890; lawyer, editor; m. Aug. 12, 1873, Ella
Helen Iliff, b. May 21, 1874.
Julia Ranney, b. Apr. 11, 1853; d. July 1, 1877; m. July 27, 1876, Edward Willard
Wetmore. She was a musician of promise. He m. (2) ----------; and is with State Normal School, Albany, N. Y.
Julia Ranney, b. Jan. 16, 1876.
Matilda Rayburn, b. Aug. 14, 1884.
441 Harriet Cornelia7 Ranney (sister to Julia Maria), b. Nov. 25, 1827, Rochester, N. Y.; m. Mar. 21, 1854, Milo Lee Gay, b. June 20, 1825, Salisbury, Conn.; died Mar. 31, 1884; son of Edward F. Gay and Clarissa Lee. She d. Mar. 18, 1903. Both Episcopal. He grad. 1848, Oberlin; adm. 1853 to Michigan Bar, Active Magistrate, 1856-68, Howell, Mich., Circuit Court Commissioner, 1858-9, mem. Legislature, 1869-70, then banker at Fowlerville, Mich., Howell Commandery K. T.
Elizabeth Ranney, b. Aug. 21, 1862; m. Feb. 15, 1886, Charles Wilkins Hayden,
b. July 22, 1860, Martinsburg, W. Va. Jeweller; res. Oakland, Cal.
442 Julius Augustus7 Ranney (brother to Julia Maria), b. Aug. 23, 1831; m. Jan. 8, 1867, Mary Brown; res. at Honeoye Falls, N. Y.
Louse, b. -----.
443 Jennie Mary7 Ranney (sister to Julia Maria), b. Nov. 30, 1836, Geneseo, N. Y.; d. May 21, 1905, Howell, Mich.; m. Apr. 12, 1859, Howell, William McPherson, Jr., b. Scotland, son of William McPherson and Elizabeth Riddle. She was for 30 years active in the Presby. ch. and S. S. He is a banker in Howell, Mich.
William Frederick, b. -----; d. Oct. 20, 1878.
645a Alice, b. Nov. 18, 1862; m. Dr. W. C. Spencer.
Robert Bruce, b. -----; res. Howell, Mich.
645b Mary Blythe, b. May 22, 1865; m. J. W. Bigelow.
444 Frank George7 Ranney (brother to Julia Maria), b. Apr. 9, 1838, Geneseo, N. Y.; m. Dec. 5, 1861, Niagara Falls, N. Y., Frances Amelia6 Hamlin, b. Sept. 1, 1841 Oswego, N. Y.; d. July 25, 1899, Rochester, N. Y., dau. of Samuel Deming5 Hamlin (John4, Charles3, William2, Giles1), and Frances M. Griswold. She rendered much assistance in compiling the Giles Hamlin Book. He is Epis. and merchant, F. & A. M.; Rochester, N. Y.
Agnes Alice, b. July 6, 1862; d. Aug., 1865.
Frederick Hamlin, b. Jan. 7, 1864; d. Sept., 1865.
Arthur Wells, b. July 16, 1868; m. June, 1891, Lucy Whittlesey Cross; res. Century, Fla.
Marjorie, Hamlin, William Packard.
Rheny Packard, b. Nov. 20, 1870; d. Feb. 15, 1871.
Louis Griswold, b. July 24, 1872; d. 1903; m. Kathryn Ford.
Frances Hamlin, b. Oct. 18, 1873; m. Oct. 15, 1893, Herbert Clifford Howlett, b. May 23, 1871; bank clerk; res. Rochester, N. Y.
Lola Maria, b. Jan. 2, 1875; d. Jan 17, 1885.
Mabel Emily, b. Mar. 7, 1883.
445 Frederick Packard7 Ranney (brother to Julia Maria), b. Oct. 24, 1844; d. Sept. 21, 1884; m. Aug. 15, 1872, Kansas City, Mo., Ella Case, b. -----.
Julia Case, killed by a cyclone.
Florence, b. -----; m. Wm. Kerley; res. Shreveport, La.
446 David Francis7 Ranney (David Gardner6, David Stocking5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Apr. 13, 1847, Boston, Mass.; m. (1) Apr., 1879, Girard, Kan., Theresa Islinger; m. (2) Lizzie Bartol; res. Chicago, Ill.
Children by 1st marriage:
Francis Gardner; res. Boston, Mass.
Child by 2d marriage:
Edwin Granville; res. Boston, Mass.
James Hervey; res. Boston, Mass.
Marie Curtis, b. Dec. 24, 1893; res. Boston, Mass.
447 George Henry7 Ranne (brother to David Francis), b. Aug. 3, 1850, Boston, Mass., m. Apr. 26, 1882, St. Paul, Minn., Fanny Rosamond Willes (Willis), b. Sept. 6, 1859, St. Paul, dau. of Charles L. Willes and Anna Marie Gleeson. She is Episcopal, mem. D. A. R., State Regent of The Children’s Society of the American Revolution. He received his education in the public schools and Chauncey Hall, grad. at Bus. Coll. In 1878 rem. to St. Paul and est. the house of Ranney & Hodgman, the first exclusively wholesale rubber house in the West, north of Chicago, becoming the St. Paul Rubber Co. Since 1889 a manfr. of sheet metal, director Second Nat. Bank; res. St. Paul, Minn.
Willis, b Jan. 14, 1883; grad. 1907, Mass. Institute of Technology as C. E.
Lillian Curtis, b. May 3, 1885; grad. Oak Hall Sem., St. Paul and “Castle School,” Tarrytown, N. Y.
Alfred Gardner, b. June 5, 1889, grad. 1907, Central High School.
448 Martha Ann7 Hubbard (Gen. Abner6, Esther5 Hamlin, Lucretia4 Ranney, Daniel3, Joseph2, Joseph1), b. Sept. 15, 1816, Norwich, Vt.; m. May 30, 1838, Rochester, N. Y., Horatio Gates Wolcott, b. Apr. 21, 1804, Trenton, N. Y., woolen mfg. and flour mills. Epis. She d. Nov. 22, 1856, Clifton Springs, N. Y. He d. Dec. 8, 1881, Covington, Ky., descendant of John Wolcott of Galdon Manor, Tolland, Somerset, Eng.
Henry, b. June 19, 1839.
Francis E., b. Dec. 13, 1840.
Frederick P., b. Sept. 16, 1842.
Millicent, b. Sept. 7, 1845; m. Frederick Burckhardt.
646 Mary Elizabeth, b. Jan. 4, 1848; m. William Sparrow.
448a Rev. William Ranney7 Baldwin (Clarissa Gaylord6 Ranney, William5, Jonathan4, Jonathan3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Oct. 24, 1840, Middletown, Conn.; m. Sept. 15, 1863, Middletown, Laura Malinda Prior, b. May 7, 1842, Middletown, dau. of Warren Prior and Caroline Malinda Newell. She taught in Middletown schools. He grad. Wesleyan, 1862, A. M., 1865; engaged in teaching, 1862-69; business to ‘73; preaching to 1897; invalid, 1904; Sec.-Treas., Vermont Baptist Hist. Soc.; Pres. Y. M. C. A., Holyoke, Mass.; Trustee Baptist Minister’s Home Society; mem. XI chapter of Psi Upsilon; Phi Beta Kappa. He retired to Friendship, N. Y., where he d. June 26, 1906. Widow res. Friendship, N. Y.
Hattie Prior, b. Aug. 5, 1864, Middletown; m. June 28, 1893, Saxton’s River, Vt.,
Asher Miner Wellman, b. Nov. 13, 1866, Friendship, N. Y., Pres. First Nat. Bank, index clerk of N. Y. State Senate, Rep., Bapt., F. & A. M., Psi Upsilon Yale, B. P. O. E. Mrs. Wellman is Gamma Phi Beta Syracuse Uni., D. A. R.; res. Friendship, N. Y.
Kathryn Ivel, b. May 7, 1894.
Raymond Baldwin, b. May 18, 1897; d. Aug. 22, 1898.
Laura Baldwin, b. Aug. 9, 1900.
Harriet Louse, b. Oct. 9, 1904.
449 William7 Raney (William6, William5, Jonathan4, Jonathan3, Joseph2, Thomas1), b. Mar. 27, 1850, N. Y. City; m. Oct. 1880, West Hoboken, N. J., Sarah Collins, b. June 30, 1864; educated in private schools, Catholic. In mercantile life in N. Y. City; res. West Hoboken, N. Y.
Sarah, b. July 3, 1881.
William, b. July 3, 1881; d. July 21, 1881.
Gertrude, b. Jan. 11, 1884; d. Dec. 2, 1888.
Teresa, b. Oct. 29, 1885; d. Dec. 5, 1888.
Margaret, b. Jan. 7, 1888.
Ada, b. Jan. 7, 1888; d. Oct. 29, 1888.
Clarissa, b. Feb. 12, 1901.
450 James Joseph7 Ranney (brother to William), b. Nov. 1, 1853, West Hoboken, N. J.; m. Apr. 24, 1881, N. Y. City, Elizabeth Finer, b. May 11, 1858, N. Y. City, dau. of Ignatius Charles Finer and Elizabeth Sattler. Accountant to 1896 with Singer Mfg. Co. Since then conducting a summer hotel at Yulan, Sullivan Co., N. Y.
Lauretta Mary Margaret, b. Aug. 17, 1882.
Claude Joseph, b. Dec. 27, 1883.
William Gaylord, b. Sept. 23, 1885, clerk, 17 Warren St., N. Y. City.
451 Elizabeth Gridley7 Ranney (James6, James5, Ebenezer4, Ebenezer3, Ebenezer2, Thomas1), b. Feb. 18, 1833, Upper Houses; m. Oct. 3, 1860, Charles Collard Adams, b. June 22, 1836, Washington, D. C., son of George Adams and Jemima Collard. A. B., 1859, Wesleyan Uni., A. M., 1877, Trinity College. Episcopal clergyman to 1883. Since Nov. 1, 1883, a Catholic layman. Given to newspaper and literary work. Chaplain of 22d Reg. Conn. Vols., 1862-3. Officiated at the burial of General Nathaniel Lyon. Active Democrat in promoting local reforms; res. Cromwell.
Elizabeth Virginia, b. Nov. 4, 1861. Teacher; res. Cromwell.
[ADAMS-COLLARD LINEAGE---Francis Adams, b. 1642-3, in England; came to Maryland and acquired lands (1663-1671) in Charles County, south of the present city of Washington, and called “Troops Rendezvous.” He died in 1698.
647 James Mortimer, b. June 30, 1863.
648 Chas. Samuel Gridley, b. Aug. 17, 1867.
Arthur Ranney, b. June 10, 1870; d. Apr. 27, 1893.
Lieut. George Godfrey and Mary, widow of John Payne, were married before 1674. He was Lieut. of Horse and Justice of the Peace in 1681.
Francis2 Adams, b. 1675; m. 1704, Mary Godfrey. His will is dated Nov. 30, 1760.
George3 Adams, the second son, m. Gillam Martin. Children: Martin, Frank, Samuel, Grace and Selia.
Samuel4 Adams was married Dec. 28, 1777, to Sarah Nelson, both of Durham Parish, Charles County, by the Rev. Henry Fendall. He was enrolled July 25, 1776, by Ensign William Adams in the Maryland Militia. (Md. Muster Rolls, vol. 18, p. 32). Children: Thomas, George, Anne, Sallie.
George5 Adams, b. 1781, rem. 1798, to Washington City. Was a merchant through life, for over thirty years treasurer of Ebenezer M. E. church, leader of Class No. 1, and Supt. of S. S. till ill health required him to withdraw. Served in the war of 1812; m. Feb. 13, 1816, Jemima Collard. He d. Feb. 20, 1844. She d. Mar. 15, 1852.
Samuel1 Collard of England, settled in Maryland, 1760, near the present City of Washington; m. Oct. 31, 1762, Agnes Ochterloney, both of St. John’s Parish, Prince George County, by the Rev. Henry Addison, rector. In 1771 Samuel Collard purchased several pieces of property in Carrollsburg, now within the City of Washington, of Daniel Carroll, who married Miss Fenwick, whose parents owned “Duddington Manor,” which included the strip of territory on which stands the Catholic University, the Capitol, Carrollsburg, etc.
John George2 Collard, b. Sept. 29, 1769, in St. John’s Parish, resided on land given him in Carrollsburg by his father. He m. Elizabeth Johnson, b. Oct. 14, 1771, Fauquier Co., Va., the youngest of thirteen children. He was the first official of the Methodist church in what was the City of Washington, representing them in a quarterly conference held, 1802, in Georgetown. The preacher was to preach one-third of the time in Washington and two-thirds in Georgetown. His home was with Mr. Collard. He d. July 5, 1814. She d. in 1843. Jemima3 Collard was b. Dec. 23, 1798.]
452 Cornelia L’Hommedieu7 Ranney (sister to Elizabeth Gridley), b. Dec. 10, 1840, Upper Houses; m. Oct. 23, 1872, Arthur H. Merrill. She d. Oct. 11, 1873. Her child was baptized by the side of her coffin at the time of her funeral.
Cornelia L’Hommedieu, b. Oct. 4, 1873; m. Sept. 24, 1892, Howard Francis; res.
Arthur Merrill, b. July 17, 1893.
Benjamin, b. Feb. 13, 1898.