Isaac Hollister Sr. is said
to have been a Revolutionary War Soldier,
is said to have died 1818 and buried in Charles Mulks Cemetery, Slaterville Springs, NY.
No grave has been found for him, his headstone may be covered over or long gone from age. It has been noted he died Sept. 3, 1818, but I believe this is an error for his son Isaac who died the very same month and day 1848. Many have mis-read Isaac Hollister Jr., headstone and believe it has 1818 as death year. Isaac Hollister Jr.'s headstone reads died Sept. 3, 1848. The mark on the 4 has worn, so if you do not read closely it is easy to make this mistake.
Children of Isaac & Elizabeth Newcomb Hollister that have been found were:
Timothy, Josiah, Sarah, Isaac, Kinner, William, Joseph, Elizabeth, John, "Polly".
One lived in Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY
1781 - 1848)
The other lived in the Town
of Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY
1783 - 1850
Hollister Family Photos
Isaac HOLLISTER Jr., son of Isaac & Elizabeth (Newcomb) Hollister of Ulster Co., NY, he was born Jan. 21, 1781 died Sept.3, 1848. Lived at Caroline Depot, Tompkins Co., NY.
Married Ruth WINCHELL born Dutchess? County NY, 22 July, 1782 d. 1870 - Her headstone has not been found in the Hollister burial plot. Ruth Hollister was living 1860 age 70 yrs. at the time the census was taken on August 27th 1860. Her daughters Emma and Jane were living with in same household, and a grandson, Newton Cooper. Her age if born in 1782 should have been 78 yrs in 1860. May be an error in census records or her birth year was 1789/90. Ruth was the daughter of James E. & Mary (Ferguson) Winchell.
1850 Caroline Census: Ruth Hollister age 74 (making her birth year abt. 1776) Emma her dau was 34 yrs., making her birth year abt.1816, Jane her dau was 27 yrs, making her birth year abt. 1823. In 1860 Caroline Census, Ruth is listed as 70 yrs old, 4 yrs younger than she was 10 years earlier (making her birth year, 1790), her dau., Emma is listed as 40 yrs old, only 7 yrs older than she was listed 10 yrs earlier, Jane is listed as being 37 yrs, making her age correct from the 1850 census.
Isaac's obit. "Signs of the Times", Vol. XVI 15 Sept 1848 No. 18, p. 143
"Died, At Mott's Corners, Tompkins county, N.Y., on Sunday the 3d instant, after an illness, of only a few days. Deacon Isaac Hollister, aged about 70 years. Dea. Hollister, was formerly from Olive, in Ulster county, but for many years past he has served as deacon in the Old School Baptist church at Mott's corners, which is at present under the pastoral charge of his son, Eld. Kinner Holister, but formerly of our late lamented brother Jewett".
Isaac Hollister's will: Will Aug. 31, 1848, Probate: Dec. 18, 1848: Died Sept. 1848: age 65 years.
Wife Ruth; Sons: Kinner 2nd; Timothy; Justus L.; Emma; Irene; Sally Ann; Kezia wf. of Samuel R. Cooper; Eliza wf. of Anson Conrad; granddaughter Mandana Heath; dau. Julia wf. of Robert H. Watkins; Ex. Kinner Hollister 2nd, Robert H. Walkins, Ruth Hollister; Wits. Peter Lounsbury, Cornelius Stillwell.
Their Children: Kezia, Kinner, Timothy, Nancy, Ruth, Charlotte, Julia, Emma, Mary, Levi, Jane, Sally
1.) Kezia HOLLISTER, daughter of Isaac & Ruth (Winchell) Hollister, b. Olive, Ulster Co., NY, 27 Oct. 1801;
Married Nov. 1827 to Samuel R. COOPER, born Dec. 18, 1806, son of Charles & Betsey (North) Cooper, born in Ulster Co. Farmer at Caroline Depot, Town of Caroline, NY. Caroline Census, Tompkins Co., NY for 1850 lists, Samuel R. 44, Keziah 49, Martha 19, Mary E. 16, Isaac M. 12, Hestian 21; 1865 Caroline Census, Tompkins Co., NY, states Keziah was a mother of 4 children. By 1880 they left Tompkins Co., and are found living in Bourbon, Douglas, Illinois.
a. Hestira Cooper, dau. of Samuel & Kezia Hollister Cooper, born March 29, 1829, married 1st James MITTCHELL of Maryland, and 2d Dr. James WILSON - he was a miller and school teacher, lived in Owensville, Ind.; At least one son by James Mitchell, buried in Hollister cemetery as follows - Frank C. MITTCHELL, s/o James and Hester A. (COOPER) MITTCHELL, d. Jan. 10, 1858 ae 5y 1m 16d. 1880 Census, Owensville, Gibson, Indiana - Hestira Wilson age 51; Arthur Wilson age 14; George Taylor living in same household age 40; Nancy L. Taylor age 25; Henry M. Sumners age 25; Fanny Williams age 23.
b. Martha Cooper, dau. of Samuel & Kezia Hollister Cooper, born August 22, 1831 in Caroline, NY, married May 25th, 1862, in Danby, NY to Sherman BEARDSLEY Danby, he was a farmer. 1880 Census records, Bourbon, Douglas, Illinois - Sherman Beardsley age 42, born NY, parents both born CT; Martha age 48; Hattie age 17; Samuel age 14, with a Mr Hollister living in same household age 60, occupation - Ditcher. Record is also found of a Hattie Beardsley who married MONTGOMERY, JAMES BEARDSLEY, HATTIE E 09/25/1883 (pg & lis. no. 1 /37) DOUGLAS Illinois.
c. Mary E. Cooper, dau. of Samuel & Kezia Hollister Cooper, born Dec. 12, 1834 in Caroline, married Aug. 5th 1863 to William E. VICKERS; 1862 - a school teacher, lives in Evansville, Ind.;
d. Newton J. or I. Cooper, son of Samuel R. & Kezia (Cooper) Hollister, born Mar. 27, 1838, married August 11, 1863 to Mary Adelia GEERE, He was a farmer, Urbana, Ill. LDS records state he married in Urbana Champaign, Illinois - List birth date for Newton J. Cooper as Mar. 31, 1838 died Nov. 18, 1915 - Mary Adelia Geer born Aug. 24, 1844 died Feb. 23, 1909, both are buried in Holland Cemetery, Moxee, Yakima, Washington. 1860 he was living with his grandmother, Ruth Hollister in the Town of Caroline,
Tompkins Co., NY.
e. Isaac M. or N. COOPER , son of Samuel & Kezia Hollister Cooper, b. abt. 1838 (no other records has been found on him) I would wonder if this child was the same as Newton J. or I. Cooper and was also known as Isaac N. or Isaac Newton Cooper?
2.) Kinner HOLLISTER II, son of Isaac
& Ruth (Winchell) Hollister, b. Olive, Ulster Co., NY, 4 Nov., 1803;
died Sept. 11, 1889. Minister, old school
Baptist and farmer, Caroline Depot.
Married Sarah Ann COOPER, born Oct. 21, 1810 d. April 11, 1909, (per death cert.) daughter of Charles & Betsey (North) Cooper. She was living with her daughter Almira Stevens in 1910 in Ithaca, NY.
In 1892 Sarah A. Hollister wife of Kinner is living with Horace Hollister, with his sisters living next door.
Both are buried in the Hollister Family Burial Plot - See Picture of their Headstone.
Children: In 1900 she is listed as mother of 2 children, with 2 children still living.
Kinner and Sarah Hollister's children:
a. Horace Hilton Hollister,
son of Kinner & Sarah Cooper Hollister, born 16 May, 1830 (Horace Hollister was born in Town of Caroline,
NY. Went to Minn for a while and returned to the Town of Caroline. Died 1915, buried in Hollister Cemetery, Town of
Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY.
Headstone reads born 1829 -
He married 1st Sept. 12, 1852 Rachel Smith LANDON, dau. of Harmen (believe error for Heman) & Rebecca Landon - He was a farmer, Janesville, Minn.; (note: Rebecca wife of Heman may be Rebecca Winchell)
On June 4, 1866 Horace H. & Rachel S. Hollister sold their farm located on Lake Elysian. (divorced) Rachel b. abt. 1833 died April 15th 1878 in Janesville Minn. Cause of her death was dropsy. At the time of her death she was living in Alto Twp., MN. Rachel is buried in Janesville Cemetery, Janesville, Waseca Co., MN.
He married 2nd about 1872 to Mary F. Baylor
born Nov. 1855 died after 1900.
1880 - Township 110, Lincoln, Minnesota - Horace H. Hollister age 50; Mary wife age 28; Myrtie age 6 born MN; Ida F. age 5 born MN; Lutie age 3 born MN; with Hannah Cass, age 47 (listed as Aunt) living in the same household. By 1892 they were living in Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY. Mary Hollister is living with her dau. Luberta VanDeMark in 1900 in Town of Caroline, NY. She is listed as married and has been married for 28 years, this census also states she had 6 children. Horace was living with his daughter Myrtle Stevens in 1900.
Horace Hollisters dau's from first m. ( to Rachel Smith Landon) LDS records, & 1860 Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY census records.
1. Josephine Rebecca Hollister, dau. of Horace & Rachel S. (Landon) Hollister, b. 27 May 1855 married Jan. 1879 to Milton Merritt Smith in Caroline, NY. 1880 Ithaca Census - Josephine is found living in the household of Jasin Merrell. Jasin Merrell age 35; Ida L. Merrell age 28; Lynn Merrell age 10; Milton M. Smith age 25 occupation, Plaining Mill, born NY, his parents both born Long I.; Josephine Smith age 25; Harlan Smith age 27; Hartley Tompkins age 27; Mary Shirley age 19.
2. Louisa Elma Hollister, dau. of Horace & Rachel S. (Landon) Hollister, born Aug. 30, 1858. 1880 census for Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota - Cornelia A. Jefferson age 68, born NY, father born CT, mother born NY; Annie H. Jefferson age 18, student, born MN, father born Ill, mother born OH; Lousie Hollister age 20 Student, born NY, parents both born NY; Louisa Johnson age 24, student born Swe, both parents born Swe.
children of Horace H. Hollister and Mary F. Baylor
3. Myrtle L. Hollister, dau of Horace H. Hollister and Mary F. Baylor, b. 1868 Minn (Janesville, Waseca Co) married 22 Sept 1889 Elmer E. Stevens son of Edward E. Steven and Philanda Foote of Caroline, NY. Elmer E. Stevens born 1872 in Caroline, NY. Was in the railroading. 1900 census records; Elmer Stevens age 28, born Sept. 1871, NY; Myrtle L. age 26, born Nov. 1873; Louis H. age 6 born 1893, NY; Thea L. age 5 born Feb. 1895 (female); K. M. age 2 b. May 1897, NY (female).
a. Louis H. Stevens b. 1893
b. Thea L. Stevens (female) b. Feb. 1895
c. K. M. Stevens (female) b. 1897
d. Leslie Stevens
4. Ida Fern Hollister, dau of Horace H. Hollister and Mary F. Baylor, b. abt. 1876.
Found in Nichols Cemetery, Waverly, NY is the following:Taylor, Ida F. 1875 - 1955;
Taylor, Grant E., 1868 - 1935;
Taylor, Alton P. "Al" born Oct. 28th 1904 died Sept. 4th 1991,
son of Grant & Ida Fern Hollister Taylor, WW - 2 wife of 57 yrs., Ila Lainhart Taylor 1914 - ____.
(Note: Town of Caroline Marriage records: Nov. 13, 1896, Grant Taylor, from Spencer, age 28, barber, born Barton, NY., son of Daniel & Mary E. Coons Taylor, married Ida Hollister, from Caroline, born Jamesville, Minn., dau., of Horace & Mary F. Baylor Hollister, married by W. A. House.
Children: (may be more)
a. Horace W. Taylor, son of Grant E. & Ida Fern Hollister Taylor, born about 1904,
Still living with his parents in 1930 in Nichols, Tioga Co., NY.
b. Alton P. "Al" Taylor, son of Grant E. & Ida Fern Hollister Taylor, born Oct. 28th 1904 died Sept. 4th 1991.
5. Luberta L. Hollister ( Lutie ), dau. of Horace H. Hollister and Mary F. Baylor, born Aug. 1878 in Marsh, Minn and she died 1963 in Caroline, NY. Married April 16, 1898 to Walter O. VandeMark, born March 1879 died 1947 son of Benjamin VandeMark and Charlotte C. Dennis. (Marriage record town of Caroline: Walter J. VandeMark age 20, from Brookton, farmer, he was born in Brookton, NY, son of Benj. VandeMark and Sharlotte Dennis this is his first marriage, married April 16, 1898 to Lutie L. Hollister, age 19, from Brookton, born Marsh, Minn., daughter of Horace Hollister and Mary Bayler. Believe Walter was married before. Both Lutie and Walter are buried in Garret Mandeville Cemetery, Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY. List of children is from the 1900 & 1910 Caroline Census.
a. Gladys M. VandeMark, daughter of Walter O. & Lutie Hollister, born Dec. 1898. She married Hugh Edison Rumsey
b. Benjamin H. VandeMark, son of Walter VandeMark, born 1900 died 1982, buried in Garret Mandeville Cemetery, Town of Caroline, NY.
c. Homer C. VandeMark, son of Walter VandeMark, born abt. 1904
6. Eugene H. Hollister, son of Horace H. Hollister and Mary F. Baylor, b. abt 1881
married Lena Sanders. They had a dau Evanda Hollister Baker Shaw.
7. Kinner Hollister, son of Horace H. Hollister and Mary F. Baylor, b. abt 1886
8. Homer Hollister, son of Horace H. Hollister and Mary F. Baylor b. abt. 1887
3.) Timothy HOLLISTER, son of Isaac
& Ruth (Winchell) Hollister, b. Olive, NY, 28 Sept. 1805 - d. June
1, 1889, buried in East Lawn Cemetery, Ithaca, NY. He had Turning Lathe,
Ithaca, NY. Married May 28, 1835 Harriet COON, b. Sept. 4, 1816 d.
Nov. 14, 1892, she is also buried in East Lawn Cemetery, Ithaca, NY. They
were living in Town of Caroline 1850 and by 1880 they are found living in
Ithaca. Timothy was working in a Plaining Mill.
a. Louisa Hollister, dau. of Timothy & Harriet Coon Hollister, born April 29, 1836, at Caroline, NY. Died June 10, 1921, buried in East Lawn Cemetery, Ithaca, NY. Married Sept. 20, 1853 to Elmer M. LATTA, born August 6, 1829 in Shawangunk, Ulster Co, NY. Died Dec. 7, 1916, buried in East Lawn Cemetery, Ithaca, NY. 1880 census, Ithaca, NY has Elmer M. Latta age 50, ice dealer, Louisa Latta his wife age 44, with Burdett Ross age 21 living with them. No children listed in 1880 census. He served in the Civil War. In 1869 was captain of A Co. 50th N.Y. National Guard. Member Board of Trustees, Ithaca, Tompkins Co., NY.
1. Frank Elmer Latta, son of Elmer & Louisa Hollister Latta, born Jan. 1, 1855 died April 10, 1879. Headstone in East Lawn Cemetery: Frank E., son of Elmer & Louesa Latta died April 10, 1879 age 24 yrs., 3 mo., 10 days.
b. Harriet Hollister, dau. of Timothy & Harriet Coon Hollister, born abt. 1840, living with her parents 1880 single age 40 telephone operator. Buried next to her parents in East Lawn Cemetery, Ithaca, NY. Her name is on the Hollister monument. Harriet Hollister 1840-1929.
c. Adaline Hollister, dau. of Timothy & Harriet Coon Hollister, b. abt. 1838 d. young; buried in Hollister Family Burial Plot, her headstone state the following:
Adaline HOLLISTER,dau. of Timothy & Harriet HOLLISTER d. Jan. 18, 1844 ae 6y 4m.
d. Amanda Hollister, dau. of Timothy & Harriet Coon Hollister, born abt. 1842 married Augustus OSBORN. 1880 living next door to Ruth Hollister French is Amanda Osborn age 38, listed as being married. She was living with Philo A. Osborn age 39 and listed as being his niece. Believe the census was in error when listing her as a niece. Philo A. could be Philo Augustus?
e. Holmes Hollister, son of Timothy & Harriet Coon Hollister, born Dec. 23, 1843 died 1912. Married Rose RIGHTMIRE, Aug. 16th 1866, believe she also was known as Lucy R. East Lawn Cemetery headstone inscriptions: Holmes Hollister 1843-1912; Lucy R. 1846 - 1920; Jennie 1867 - 1916; Harriet L. 1868 - 1951; Timothy N. Hollister 1879 -1914.
1880 Holmes is living in Ithaca, occupation was a plaining mill lumber, his age was 36, wife Lucy R., age 33, Jennie 13, Hattie age 11 is listed as sister, Timothy age 1, Nathan Rightmire (father-in-law) age 60, Jane E. Rightmire (mother-in-law) age 59. Believe this is the correct Jennie above: Ithaca High School graduates - PARSHALL, Mrs. Charles Henry (Jennie Hollister) Entered from I. G. S., Sept., 1880; graduated Sci., '83. Entered Cornell, 1885; graduated B.L., '89. Teaching 1889-92. Married, 1894; one child--Holmes Hollister Parshall. Member of Cooperstown Shakespeare Club; National Society, D. A. R. Cooperstown, N. Y. (note: Holmes and Lucy married in Berkshire, Tioga Co., NY.
1. Jennie Hollister, daughter of Holmes & Lucy Rightmire Hollister,
born abt 1867, married Charles Henry Parshall
Child: a. Holmes Hollister Parshall.
2. Hattie Hollister, daughter of Holmes & Lucy Rightmire Hollister.
born about 1869,
3. Timothy Hollister, son of Holmes & Lucy Rightmire Hollister.
born about 1879
f. Ruth Hollister dau of Timothy & Harriet Coon Hollister, born May 5, 1848 died Nov. 21, 1902. She married John FRENCH [Trench - see below], Jan., 1867, 1880 they were living in Ithaca, Tompkins Co., John J. French age 35, born PA, occupation, plaining mill, wife Ruth E. French, age 32. No children in household. East Lawn Cemetery has surname spelled Trench. John J. Trench born July 8, 1844 died Dec. 19, 1905.
g. Amelia Hollister, dau. of Timothy & Harriet Coon Hollister, born August 17, 1849, Ithaca, NY. Died 1934. She is buried in East Lawn Cemetery, Ithaca, NY. Married May 6, 1868 to Levi Nelson Howe) b. 1840 d. 1909, buried in East Lawn Cemetery, Ithaca, NY. 1880 Census Ithaca, Tompkins Co., NY - Levi Howe age 40, born NY, father born ME, mother born NJ; Amelia wife age 30; Mary L. Howe age 10; Burdett Howe age 7.
1. Mary L. Howe, daughter of Levi Nelson & Amelia Hollister Howe, born about 1870
2. Burdett Howe, son of Levi Nelson & Amelia Hollister Howe, born about 1873
4.) Nancy HOLLISTER, daughter of
Isaac & Ruth (Winchell) Hollister, b. Olive, NY., 21 Oct. 1807;
died May 14, 1846. Married 10 APR 1828 David CODDINGTON, son of David Coddington and Jannetje Middagh. He was born 4 OCT 1801 in Marbletown, Ulster County, NY; He re-married in 1848, and moved to Watkins, Schuyler Co., NY; In 1870 he was living with his son Arthur Coddington in Janesville, Waseca Co., MN. He died 25 AUG 1878 in Janesville, Waseca County, MN. He was buried in Janesville Cemetery, Janesville, Waseca County, MN.
a. Arthur Henry Coddington, son of David & Nancy Hollister Coddington, born Jan. 1, 1835 in Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY. Died Aug. 24, 1907 in Bloomer, Chippewa Co., WI. Married abt. 1856 to Francilia Hatch, dau. of Curtis & E. Hatch, she was born 1843 in Ohio, died Oct. 31, 1873 in Janesville, Waseca Co., MN. Arthur Coddington purchased land, during the 1850's, on the banks of Lake Elysian in Waseca Co., MN. They bought the land from a Horace H. and Rachel Hollister. 1880 census for Janesville, Waseca, Minnesota - Arthur H. Coddington age 44, born NY, father born NY, mother born NY; Almira listed as wife age 23, born NY, father born NY, mother born NY; Albert, son, age 19, born MN, father born NY, mother born Ohio; Jessie, dau, age 15, born MN, father born NY, mother born Ohio; Ellsworth, son age 14, born MN, father born NY, mother born Ohio; Rubi, dau, age 12, born MN, father born NY, mother born Ohio; Lillian, dau., age 8, born MN, father born NY, mother born Ohio; David, son age 4, born MN, father born NY, mother born Ohio; Francis age 2, born MN, father born NY; mother born Ohio; Harry age 4months, born MN, father born NY, mother born Ohio. A few house away living in another home as a laborer was Elmer Coddington age 21, born MI, father born NY, mother born Ohio. Arthur married 2nd to Almira Minerva Crapo on Dec. 28, 1874 in Janesville, Waseca County, MN, she was the daughter of Francis Crapo & Minerva Holbrook. Almira was born 7 MAR 1858 in Kenosha, WI, died Dec. 12, 1951 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, WI.
1. Elmer Coddington, son of Arthur & Francilia (Hatch) Coddington, born abt. 1857 in Minn.
2. Frank Coddington, son of Arthur & Francilia (Hatch) Coddington, born abt. 1859 in Minn.
3. Albert Coddington, son of Arthur & Francilia (Hatch) Coddington, born abt. 1862 in Minn
4. Jessie Coddington, daughter of Arthur & Francilia (Hatch) Coddington, born abt. 1864 in Minn.
5. Elsworth Coddington, son of Arthur & Francilia (Hatch) Coddington, born at. 1866 in Minn
6. Ruby Coddington, daughter of Arthur & Francilia (Hatch) Coddington, born abt. 1868 in Minn.
7. Lillian Coddington, daughter of Arthur & Francilia (Hatch) Coddington, born abt. 1872 in Minn
8. David Coddington, son of Arthur & Almira Minerva (Crapo) Coddington, born abt. 1876 in Minn.
9. Francis Coddington, son of Arthur & Almira Minerva (Crapo) Coddington, born abt. 1878 in Minn.
10. Harry Coddington, son of Arthur & Almira Minerva (Crapo) Coddington, born abt. 1880 in Minn.
b. Hester Jane Coddington dau of David & Nancy Hollister Coddington, (also known as Esther), married in Minnesota on July 29, 1862 to James W. CUMMINS, son of John & Louisa M. Brooks Cummins - (Hester is listed as Esther Jane Coddington in Minn. marriage records) Hester Jane & James lived in Janesville, Minn. Her obituary reveals that: Hester was b. Feb. 18, 1841 in Livingstone Co., NY; Her death cert. states she died July 10, 1900, in (Janesville) Waseca Co., MN, she is buried in Janesville Cemetery, Janesville, Waseca Co., MN. James Cummins married 2nd, in 1902 to Mrs. Mary F. Hollister of Ithaca, NY. 1880 census for Janesville, Waseca, Minnesota - James Cummins age 40 - Hardware Merchant, born WI, father born VT, mother born NY; Jane, wife age 39, born NY; Carrie 16 born MN; Charles age 14 born MN; Elvie B. age 2 born MN. (Note: Mrs. Mary F. Hollister 2nd wife of James W. Cummins was Mary F. Baylor who married Horace Hollister for her first husband)
Children of Hester and James W. Cummins
1. Carrie Isadore Cummins, dau of Hester Jane Coddington & James W. Cummins, born Nov. 23, 1863, and died Oct. 31, 1916. She married in Waseca Co., MN on Oct. 21, 1884 to Powell Garrison Ayars b. Jan. 21, 1862 died Dec. 21, 1906, they are both buried in Janesville Cemetery, Janesville, Waseca Co., MN. Their children:
a. Mabel Blanche Ayars, who married a Mr. Nyquist
b. Fern Ethelyn Ayars, who married a Mr. Sage.
2. Charles Mark Cummins, son of Hester Jane Coddington & James W. Cummins, born March 4, 1866 in Janesville, Waseca County, MN, and died Jan. 7, 1935 in Janesville, Waseca County, MN. He married in Owatanna, Steele Co., MN on Nov. 26, 1890 to Zulema Mary Hall, daughter of Loren Hall and Esther Densmore. Found in Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index, Select Counties is: Zulema M. Cummins born 1866 died 1956 in Janesville, Waseca Co., MN. They are buried in Janesville Cemetery, Waseca Co., MN.
a. Dana Hall Cummins, son of Charles & Zulema Hall Cummins,
b. March 4, 1892 died 1902 in Janesville, Waseca Co., MN.
b. James Lee Cummins, son of Charles & Zulema Hall Cummins, b. Jan. 20, 1894 d. April 21, 1987 in Waterville, Le Sueur Co., Minn. Married June 1917 to Myrtle Wollam. They had 3 children
c. Evadna Zulema Cummins, dau. of Charles & Zulema Hall Cummins,
b. April 6, 1896
d. Stanley Charles Cummins, son of Charles & Zulema Hall Cummins, b. August 5, 1908 died August 5, 1984 in Janesville, Waseca Co. MN. He is buried in Smiths Mill Cemetery, Waseca Co., MN. He married Dec. 8, 1936 to Goldie Evelyn Hammett, born Nov. 23, 1916, in Iosco, Waseca Co., MN. They had 8 children, 6 sons and 2 daughters.3. Elva Blanche Cummins, dau of Hester Jane Coddington & James W. Cummins, born April 8, 1878 in Janesville, Waseca County, MN, died June 20, 1882 in Janesville, Waseca County, MN. Buried at Janesville Cemetery, Janesville, Waseca County, MN
5.) Ruth HOLLISTER, daughter
of Isaac & Ruth (Winchell) Hollister, b. Olive, NY., 4 Mar., 1810; died 1894
Married 11 Feb., 1827 to Luther HEATH, 1803 - 1892, son of David & Eunice Merchant Heath. See Heath family pictures.
They are buried in Dutch Reformed Cemetery, West Slaterville, Tompkins Co., NY. 1880 they were living in the Town of Dryden, NY.
a. James Henry Heath, son of Luther & Ruth Hollister Heath, born 16, Apr. 1830 in Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York. He moved to Tioga County, NY, locating in Willseyville. He married Mary Jane ROOSA of Dryden, NY; Buried in Dutch Reformed Cemetery, West Slaterville, Tompkins Co., NY. Headstones has the following inscriptions: James H. Heath b. April 18, 1830 d. April 14, 1904, Mary Heath, his wife b. Nov. 24, 1829 d. March 30, 1900.
1. Charles T. Heath, son of James Henry & Mary Jane Roosa Heath, born Sept. 6, 1858, married Mary Lawrence of Willseyville, they resided in the Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY. Found buried in Caroline Grove Cemetery, Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY. 1880 James H. Heath age 50, farmer, wife Mary J. age 49, Charles H., age 21, Mary age 19, Lena age 2, Fred C. Penny age 21 clerk in store living in same household.
1892 Town of Caroline: Charles Heath age 34, blacksmith; Mary T. age 32; Lena age 14; Floyd age 8; Ruth age 5; Nell age 3; Iva age 1.
Charles H. Heath 1858-1943; Mary T. Heath 1860-1903.
They had six children: Lena, Floyd, Ruth, Nellie, Ioa Kate and Doris.
i. Lena Heath, born abt. 1878
ii. Floyd Heath, born August 19, 1883, he may be the Floyd Heath, living in Cortlandville, NY in 1920: Floyd Heath age 30?, his wife Elsie was age 26, Helen M., dau., age 2 ys., 11 mos', Lawrence W., son age 4 mos'.
iii. Ruth J. Heath, born abt. 1887
iv. Nellie Heath, born abt. 1889, she may be the Nellie Heath born 1888 died June 18, 1920/21, wife of James Horton 1885-1948; both are buried in Caroline Grove Cemetery, Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY.
1920 found living in Newark Valley, Tioga Co., NY, with children: Paul Horton born abt. 1907; Mary born abt. 1910; Charles born abt. 1918.
v. Iva Kate Heath, born abt. 1891
vi. Doris Heath, born 1894 married William B. Hall born 1895 died 1953. William is buried in Caroline Grove Cemetery, Town of Caroline, NY. Doris has her name on the grave marker, but no death date is listed.
They had at least one son
1. William L. Hall, born April 16, 1920 died Feb. 4, 2005, he was a in WWII, married Alethea Couch.
b. Justus Heath, son of Luther & Ruth Hollister Heath, born July 10, 1831 died 1921 or 1931, married Frances Smith FRALICK. Frances was born Feb. 24, 1839 in Albion, NY, she died Jan. 28, 1913 at 303 Lynn St. Ithaca, NY. 1860 living in Town of Caroline Justus Heath age 28, Frank (Frances went by name of Frank) age 20, Willie age 4months. 1880 living in Town of Caroline, NY. Justus Heath age 48, blacksmith, Francis S. his wife age 41, with Ada B. Heath, daughter age 6. 1892 Caroline, NY, Justus H. Heath age 59 gun making; Francis S. wife 50; Ada B., 17, with John Fralick age 77. Justus & Frances are buried in Cooper Cemetery, Brooktondale, Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY.
Children; William; Ernest L.; Ada.
1. William HEATH, son of Justus & Frances Fralick Heath, born April 13, 1860 in Brookton, (now Brooktondale) Tompkins Co, NY, died 1928 married Maud Jansen, born Dec 1866-1947. In 1900 Maud Heath is found born Dec. 1866 age 33 with no husband living in same household, children: Earl b. June 1886, Pearl dau., born Jan. 1888, Ethel M., dau., born Nov. 1893, with Willis Jansen living with her born Aug. 1874 listed as her brother.
Believe they had a son Claude Heath who died Oct. 13, 1918 age 16 yrs. They are buried in Cooper Cemetery, Brooktondale, Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY.
i. Earl Justus HEATH born June 12, 1886
ii. Pearl Margaret HEATH born Jan. 27, 1888
iii. Ethel Mae HEATH born November 20, 1893
2. Ernest L. HEATH born 1864 - 1875, buried in Cooper Cemetery, Brooktondale, Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY.
3. Ada B. HEATH, born about 1875
c. Mandana Heath, dau. of
Luther & Ruth Hollister Heath, born Sept. 1833, d. Oct. 13, 1848, she
married John A. D. COOPER son of Charles & Betsey (North) Cooper
born in Olive,
Ulster County, born March 21, 1815 d. 1896.
He lived with his parents till nearly the time of his father's death, and married Mandana,
daughter of Luther HEATH & Ruth HOLLISTER, of Dryden in 1854.
He continued to live in a house on the same farm with his father, he buying the place, and later selling his father's four acres, where he lived till within a year of his death. Our subject has one child by his first wife, a daughter, who is married and lives in Brookton. His wife died in 1859 and he married second Mrs. Emily L HILL, of Candor. He has been a member of the Baptist church for fifty years, and an active worker therein. He is a Republican. Emily L. Hill could be name from another marriage, my guess is she could of been Emily STEVENS, b. 1830 d. 1909 Child:Ella R. COOPER b. 1857 d. 1931 married Nov. 18, 1880 at Caroline, NY to William T. GRAHAM b. 1854 d. 1937. Mandana Heath Cooper is buried in West Slaterville, Dutch Reformed Cemetery, John A. D. Cooper and his 2nd wife are buried in Cooper Cemetery, on White Church Road, Brooktondale, NY. William T. Graham are buried in Cooper Cemetery, Brooktondale, Tompkins Co, NY.
Believe Ella & William had a son & a dau. Sally Graham & John Cooper Graham
d. William Edgar Heath , son of Luther & Ruth Hollister Heath, born Nov. 1838, married Maria CANTINE 1862 - lived in Minn.
1880 Freedp,. Waseca, Minnesota - William E. Heath age 41 farming, wife Maria age 39, Jay C. Heath age 17, working on farm, Gerogie Heath age 13, at school, Edgar Heath, age 9 at school, Roy Heath age 5.
6.) Charlotte HOLLISTER, daughter
of Isaac & Ruth (Winchell) Hollister, b. Olive, NY., 1811 d. young
7.) Julia A. HOLLISTER, daughter
of Isaac & Ruth (Winchell) Hollister, born in Olive, NY., on 8 July,
Married Robert H. WATKINS, who d. July, 1863. She lived with her dau. Mrs. TAYLOR, daughter's name is unknown, she married George TAYLOR, Evansville, Ind.
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Emma F. CLARK Self W Female W 42 NY Housekeeper MD NY
Roberta F. CLARK Dau S Female W 10 IN At School NC NY
Daniel J. CLARK Son S Male W 8 MI At School DC NY
Julia A. WATKINS Mother W Female W 64 NY NY NY
Census Place Ithaca, Tompkins, New York
8.) Emma HOLLISTER, daughter of Isaac & Ruth (Winchell) Hollister, b. Caroline, NY, 8 April 1816,
Married Dr. E. L. RUSSELL, 1862
9.) Mary Eliza HOLLISTER daughter
of Isaac & Ruth (Winchell) Hollister, b. Caroline, NY., 23 Aug., 1818,
Married 1st Anson CONRAD, who died in Ithaca, NY., 2d. James WOOD; Lived in Rockford, Ill.
Note: Town of Caroline Poormaster's book lists Mary Hollister age 27 from Caroline, married May 15, 1848 to Anson Conrad age 36, from Caroline, they were married by K. Hollister, 2nd in Caroline.
10.) Levi Justus HOLLISTER, son of
Isaac & Ruth (Winchell) Hollister, b. Caroline, NY, 24 Dec. 1820,
Married Lydia M. DODGE, 29 May, 1847.
Marriage records: Levi J. HOLISTER Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co, NY to Lidia M. DODGE Town of Candor, Tioga Co, NY
Married May 23, 1847 by Levi Pitts, minister. (Town of Caroline, Poormaster's book lists, May 30, 1848, Justus Hollister, age 26 from Caroline, married to Lydia Dodge age 24, from Candor, married by Rev. Wm Pitts of Candor.
They moved to Wis., 1849; He was a merchant at Waupun. In 1880 they are found living in Stayton, Marion, Oregon.
Levey J. Hollister age 59, born, NY farmer, parents born in NY; Lidde M. wife age 56 born NY, parents born NY. Willie J., age 25 born WI, farmer; Ettie wife of Willie age 17, born WI, parents born WI; Ethel, dau of Willie & Ettie, age 11 mos., born KS; George W. Hollister age 15 born WI.
a. William Justus Hollister, son of Levi "Justus" & Lydia M. Dodge Hollister, born 29 Mar., 1859 in Waupun, Wis. was living in Oregon 1880 with his parents, listed as being 25 yrs old, born WI, farmer. Married Ettie (____) born about 1863 in WI, they had a dau Ethel Hollister born abt 1879. Unsure if they had other children.
b. George Watkins Hollister, son of Levi "Justus" & Lydia M. Dodge Hollister, born 16 Oct., 1865 in Waupun, Wis. 1880 he is living with his parents age 15, works on farm.
11.) Jane HOLLISTER, daughter of Isaac & Ruth (Winchell) Hollister, b. Caroline, NY., 21 Jan., 1823;
Married Dec. 30, 1862 Henry KRUM, born August 9, 1827, son of Stephen KRUM born Feb. 27, 1807 & Almira Coon, born Oct. 20, 1806.
From the Krum Bible records: Henry KRUM and Jane HOLLISTER married Dec. 30, 1862
1892 Caroline Census records has a daughter living with them as follows;
Henry KRUM age 62 - Farmer; Jane KRUM age 67 ; Edith KRUM age 26
12.) Sally Ann HOLLISTER, daughter
of Isaac & Ruth (Winchell) Hollister, b. Caroline, NY., 22 June, 1824,
died 1901 buried in Cooper Cemetery, Town of Caroline, NY. Married 1st William
W. CLOCK, died July 11, 1851 aged 30 yrs., 8 mo., buried in Morris Chapel
Cemetery, Middaugh Rd, Town of Caroline, NY. He is buried next to Abraham
& Sarah Clock - believed to be his parents.
Also buried in Morris Chapel Cemetery is the following: Clock,William W. Clock, son of William W. & Sarah Clock died Sept. 23, 1853 age 3 yrs., 7 mo.
Sally Ann Hollister married 2nd George
ATWOOD, 1822 - 1900 - he was a farmer and railroad official, he is buried
in Cooper Cemetery, Town of Caroline, NY. - buried in Cooper Cemetery, Town
of Caroline, NY.
Children by CLOCK,
a. Clare (Clarence) Clock, son of William & Sally Hollister Clock, believed to be the Clarence Clock buried in Cooper Cemetery, Town of Caroline, NY. Clarence E. Clock 1849 - 1901 wife Jennie 1853 - 19__.
b. Willie Clock son of William & Sally Hollister Clock, b. abt. 1850, he died young (Believe this is William W. Clock died Sept. 23, 1853 age 3yrs, 7m) buried in Morris Chapel Cemetery, Town of Caroline, NY.
c. Julia Atwood dau. of George & Sally Hollister Atwood, born abt. 1857, Fanny Atwood was also born 1857, this may be the same person.
d. Fanny Atwood dau. of George & Sally Hollister Atwood, Headstone reads 1857-1916, Town of Caroline death and burial records have date of Nov. 11, 1916 for her death. buried in Cooper Cemetery, Town of Caroline, NY.
e. Emma Edith Atwood, dau. of George & Sally Hollister Atwood, born abt. 1859 died Mar. 31, 1878, buried in Cooper Cemetery, Town of Caroline, NY.
More information on Sarah Hollister Clock Atwood
1850 Caroline Census
William W. Clock age 30;
Sarah A. Clock age 25;
Clarence E. Clock age 11 months;
1860 Caroline Census;
George Atwood age 34 Rail Road Man;
Sarah age 33;
Clair Clock age 10;
Julia Atwood age 3;
Emma Atwood age 1.
Kinner Hollister, son of Isaac & Elizabeth (Newcomb) Hollister born Jan. 13, 1783, Olive, Ulster Co., NY. He came to Town of Dryden in about 1813. Kinner died April 28, 1850. Kinner made his will dated March 14, 1848, Probate Aug. 6, 1850, states in the probate, he died April 1850 age 65 yrs. His headstone reads. Died April 28, 1850 aged 67yrs., 3 mo., 15 days. Married May 5, 1805 to Mary Whichell born Sept. 8, 1784 died Feb. 3, 1849, His wife's headstone inscription is, Mary wife of Kinner Hollister, died Feb. 3, 1849 aged 65 yrs. They are buried on the old Kinner homestead in the Town of Dryden. This is located on Hollister Road a short distance from the intersection of Hollister and Midline Road. There are at least three graves in this burial plot, Kinner, Mary and their daughter, Sarah Ann). See newspaper clipping on Kinner Hollister and family. Kinner Hollister Family Burial Plot.
1. Stephen Hollister son of Kinner & Mary Winchell Hollister, born Feb. 10, 1806 died July 27, 1854. At the time of his father's will he was living in Tioga Co., NY. THE HOLLISTER FAMILY OF AMERICA 1888 shows a Stephen Hollister b 10 Feb 1806 married Rebecca Winchell of Marbletown NY.
Unsure if children are correct - please use as a guide.
a. Roxena (Roxann) Hollister, dau. of Stephen & Rebecca Hollister, born June 1829 died Feb. 14, 1888 age 58 yrs., 8 mo. She married June 24 1857 to Nelson Bachelor, Jeremiah & Artimesia Bachelor born Sept. 1827 died April 13, 1903 aged 75 yrs., 7 mo. Both are buried in Westbrook Cemetery, which is located in the Town of Van Etten, Chemung Co., NY., on the south side of County Route 34 at the south edge of the hamlet of Van Etten.
Children per 1880 census in Van Etten, Chemung, NY.
1. Lowelling (maybe Llewellyn) Bachelor, son of Nelson & Roxanna Hollister Bachelor, b. abt. 1860. He may have been called Willie?
BACHELOR, Llewellyn 1860 - 1919
BACHELOR, Elizabeth 1861 - 1922 (stone matches Llewellyn Bachelor) buried in Lockwood Cemetery - borders on Barton Twp., Tioga Co., NY
2. Watie A. Bachelor, dau. of Nelson & Roxena Hollister Bachelor, born about 1868b. Sarah Jane Hollister, dau. of Stephen & Rebecca Hollister, born 1831 she died April 21, 1911. in Tioga Co., NY,
Children found are:
1. Archibald J. VanPelt, son of Elmer & Anna Stevens VanPelt, born May 27, 1886 died 1919, he was buried on Sec 12 Lot 01 in Willow Glen Cemetery, buried Jan. 11, 1919 age 32 yrs. He married Mary L. King, b. Sept. 7, 1887 died March 1, 1978. Mary King VanPelt married 2nd to D.B. Bull of Besemer. She is buried in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden, NY. (Note: Newspaper clipping found: Durward B. Bull of Brookton, NY, married Feb. 28th (year not mentioned) to Mary Van Pelt of Freeville, NY.)
a. James W. VanPelt, son of Archie & Mary King VanPelt, born June 25, 1914 married Alice Helene Sputhe
2. Willard "Frank" VanPelt son of Elmer & Anna Stevens VanPelt, born April 27, 1888 died 1939 married June 21, 1910 Edna M. Shevalier, dau. of Abner & Francis (Brown) Shevalier, born 1889 died 1981. They are both buried in Willow Glen Cemetery, Town of Dryden, NY.
1. Harold E. VanPelt son of Frank & Edna Shevalier VanPelt, born 1911 married Nancy E. Dedrick born May 21, 1912 died May 13, 1992, she was the daughter of Ralph & Louise (Loomis) Detrick)
2. Earl VanPelt son of Frank & Edna Shevalier VanPelt,
born1913 married 1st Laura Bentley 2nd Dorothy Knapp
3. Ann VanPelt dau. of Frank & Edna Shevalier VanPelt
born 1916 married Mitchell Palmer
4. Ruth VanPelt dau. of Frank & Edna Shevalier VanPelt
born 1919 married Laurence Beach
5. Gertrude VanPelt dau. of Frank & Edna Shevalier VanPelt
born 1923 married Lawrence Armstrong
3. Willis "Fred" VanPelt born son
of Elmer & Anna Stevens VanPelt, April 27, 1888
died in Canandaiuga, NY 1942 age 54. He married May (_____)
a. Elizabeth Mary VanPelt dau. of Fred & Anna Stevens VanPelt, married Leonard Croft
b. Eugene Ross VanPelt son of Fred & Anna Stevens VanPelt, married Ruth (_____)
c. Laura Marie VanPelt, dau. of Fred & Ann Stevens VanPelt, married Kenneth Robinson
4. Dana A. VanPelt son of Elmer &
Anna Stevens VanPelt, born Jan. 2, 1893. He was a sergeant in the US Army
WWI. He died at New Port, Richey, Florida in 1969 age 76 yrs. Married Iva
Marie Cornelius born September 12, 1904 died December 23, 2001. Iva was
the dau. of Myron & Lena (Hazen) Cornelius, Her obit. as follows;
Iva Marie (Cornelius) Van Pelt, age 97, born September 12, 1904 died December 23, 2001. Iva was a lifelong resident of the Ithaca area and a devoted member of the Ellis Hollow Community Church, officially organized in 1895 with the help of her grandfather, David Cornelius, a founding trustee.
Throughout her life, Iva enjoyed many aspects of music. She played piano, violin, and ukulele, and recalled fond memories of jam sessions with friends in her teenage years. In her adult years she was a member of the Ithaca Community Singers and a director of the children¥s choir at her church. As a career woman, she worked for the US Department of Conversation for 28 years. A gracious lady with many interests, she was most appreciative of the world of nature, planning her country landscape to accommodate and encourage wildlife.
Iva was a devoted wife for 46 years to Dana A. Van Pelt who predeceased her in 1969. She raised two children, Myron Van Pelt and Esther Van Pelt Mix. Iva nurtured an extended family spanning four generations and made many loyal friends, all who cherished her and enriched her life as she enriched theirs.
a. Myron Elmer VanPelt, son of Dana & Iva (Cornelius) VanPelt, born 1923 married Geraldine A. Redmore
b. Esther VanPelt, dau. of Dana & Iva (Cornelius) VanPelt, b. 1925 married Harold B. Mix
2. William R. VanPelt son of Levi
& Susan Hollister VanPelt, born about 1837. William married Phebe Davenport.
(I believe Phebe may have been the daughter of Archibald & Phebe Davenport)
1880 Dryden, NY William VanPelt age 43, farmer, Pheobe J. wife age 33; Carrie age 1, with Ida Overacker age 17 living in same household.
Obit. for Mrs. Phoebe A. VanPelt (February 2, 1933)
Mrs. Phoebe A. VAN PELT, 90, died Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Floyd BUCKLER, at South Cortland, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Cortland Rural cemetery. Mrs. VAN PELT was a former resident of the town of Dryden.
She is survived by a son, George SCHNEIDER of Ithaca; four nieces, Mrs. William HOLLISTER, Cortland; Mrs. Floyd RELYEA, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Ezra PUDERBAUGH, Schenectady, and Mrs. William HALL, Hartford, Conn. Friends may call at the Baldwin-Davis Funeral Parlors, 421 North Aurora Street this city, at any time.
3. Mary Submitta VanPelt dau. of
Levi & Susan Hollister VanPelt, born about 1839 died 1915,
she married William Edward Pew, b. Sept. 4, 1836, son of Daniel Pew and Phebe Ann Banfield. William Edward Pew died 1917. They are buried in Snyder Hill Cemetery, Town of Dryden, NY.
children: Susan; Levi
a. Susan Bertha Pew dau of William
& Mary S. VanPelt Pew, born Jan. 7, 1866 died April 8, 1898, married
William Knox b. 1854
They had one child, May Viola Knox b. 1887 d. April 15, 1905. William was the son of David Calvin Knox and Lydia Bronson. William Knox married 2nd Aug. 21, 1898 to Cora English, dau. of Lewis & Harriet Jane (Overacker) English. Susan Bertha and May Viola are buried in Snyder Hill Cemetery, Town of Dryden, NY.
b. Levi Pew, son of William & Mary S. VanPelt Pew, born Dec. 24, 1871 died 1926 (not married) buried in Snyder Hill Cemetery, Town of Dryden, NY.
4. Susan A. VanPelt dau of Levi & Susan Hollister VanPelt, born about 1842.
5. Emma VanPelt dau, of Levi & Susan Hollister VanPelt, born about 1844 (may be the one who married John E. Bull) Ellis Hollow Cemetery, Town of Dryden has the following burials: Emma VanPelt wife of John E. Bull born 1844 d. 19__. John E. Bull b. April 24, 1843 d. 1918.
Landmarks of Tompkins Co., NY: BULL, John E., was born in Dryden, this county, April 24, 1843. Ambrose, his father, was a native of Connecticut and came to Tompkins County in 1838, being a millwright. This trade he followed in this county also, though for thirty years he was unable to do active work on account of rheumatism brought on through exposure in building waterwheels, etc. He lived with his son John E. during his declining years. He married Katherine KALLAM, daughter of James KALLAM, and they had ten children, of whom our subject was the third. Both parents of our subject lived to be ninety years old. He has followed farming all his life, living at home with his parents for the first twenty years and then he enlisted in the 15th N. Y. Cavalry, Co. I, under Colonel Robert RICHARDSON, of Syracuse. He never received any serious wounds. When he returned home his father gave him a deed of a place of forty-five acres, he in turning giving a bond for the maintenance of his father. This farm he sold and bought and moved on his present farm in 1866. In 1870 he married Emma VAN PELT of Dryden. Mr. BULL follows general farming, though he makes rather a specialty of sheepraising (sic), owning now a flock of 125. He has been a member of the M.E. church over thirty years, and is also commander of the Wilson Post, G.A.R., having filled that position nine years out of fourteen, and has been delegate to the State Encampment every year but two since its organization. In politics he is a Republican, and in 1892 was collector of the town.
a. Ida Bull, dau. of John E. &
Emma E. VanPelt Hollister, born about 1874 (per 1880 census, Town of Dryden,
6. Levi "Alonzo" VanPelt son of Levi
& Susan Hollister VanPelt, born about 1847 died in Dryden, buried in
Sec. 17 Lot 30, date buried July 7, 1925 age 78 yrs. He married Ella
J. Rote born Jan. 1857 and buried Nov. 19, 1916, in Willow Glen Cemetary,
Dryden. Ella was also known as Ellen, she was the daughter of Peter and
Elizabeth Rote. On their son’s marriage record Ella is listed as Hellen Rote
a. Lemuel H. VanPelt son of Alonzo
& Ella Rote VanPelt, born about 1878 married and had two children a boy
and a girl. Lemuel died in Dryden and
was buried 1949 age 71 yrs. Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY has the following
marriage record: Lemuel H. VanPelt from Dryden, NY, Farmer, age 26 yrs.,
born in Dryden, NY, married on Sept 9th 1904 to Jennie Miller
age 31 years, from Dryden, NY, born in Dryden, NY., daughter of Samuel G.
Miller and Eliza Jansen. Buried in Willow Glen Cemetery, Town of Dryden,
NY. Sec 17 Lot 31 is the location of his grave. Also on same lot as Lemuel
H. VanPelt is Jennie M. VanPelt & Alonzo M. VanPelt who died June 3, 1924
age 14 yrs.
7. Charlotte "Lottie" VanPelt, daughter of Levi & Susan Hollister VanPelt, (She is buried on the same cemetery lot as Levi and Susan Hollister VanPelt) Lottie VanPelt born abt. 1850, married Ellis Davenport, born about 1845, son of Archibald & Phebe Davenport. Lottie was buried Feb. 13, 1915, Ellis her husband was buried May 14, 1916. They both died in Groton, NY. They were living in Town of Dryden, 1880 as follows: Ellis Davenport, age 35, b. Ny, father b. NY, mother b. NY. Wife - Lottie age 30 , born NY., father b. NY, mother born NY. Susie (dau.) age 4, Lottie (dau) age 2. They had at least another child in 1885. Raymond Ellis Davenport, born 1885. Ellis Davenport is found in the 1850 Dryden, NY census, as follows; Archibald Davenport age 37; Phebe age 27; Sally Ann age 8; Ellis age 6; Henry age 3; Phebe J. age 1. Children of Lottie and Ellis that have been found are: Susie; Lottie; Raymond.
1. Susie Davenport, dau. of Ellis & Lottie VanPelt Davenport, born abt. 1876
2. Lottie Davenport, dau. of Ellis & Lottie VanPelt Davenport, born abt. 1878
3. Raymond Ellis Davenport, son of Ellis & Lottie VanPelt Davenport, born 1885. He married Elmina "Mina" Louise Stevens, daughter Wilber and Saloma Lynch Stevens, she was born August 11, 1886, died Feb. 14, 1981 at age 95 yrs. Mina is buried in Quick Cemetery, Brooktondale, NY. From the Candor Town Clerks office records. Elmina at age 20 married on Oct. 8, 1906 to Raymond (age 21) he was born in Slaterville, NY and resided there. His parents names were taken from this record. Elmina at one time had a diner in Ithaca, NY. Elmina and Raymond separated. Mina married 2nd to Fred Werner/Wariner. (found spelled different ways). Obit. Mina Davenport Wariner 94, a resident of Oak Hill Manor, died Sat. Feb. 14, 1981, She was a native of the Town of Caroline. Before retirement she owned and operated a restaurant at 524 West State St, Ithaca, NY. Mrs. Warriner is survived by three daughters; Elizabeth Clup of Houston, Texas, Lottie Srnka of Ithaca and Susie Clark of Ithaca; two brothers William and Harry Stevens, both of Brooktondale; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Scharf of Candor and Mrs. Eber Terwilliger of Brooktondale,13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Burial was in Quick Cemetery, Brooktondale, NY. Notes; Elmina and Raymond divorced – Raymond moved to Ohio, changed his name to Raymond Doane and re-married (per family lore). Mina’s 2nd marriage was to Fred Warrnier b. 1880 d. 1956. Fred is buried in Willow Glen Cemetery next to his first wife: Marella B. 1882-1948. Children: Donald; Elizabeth; Susan; Tillie.
1. Donald Davenport, son of Raymond & Elmina Stevens Davenport, born Sept. 23, 1909 died May 1977. He married Dec. 17, 1934 to Mildred Alice English born May 28th 1915, daughter of Frank & Rose Evans English, died Jan. 23rd 1995. They are both buried in Quick Cemetery, Brooktondale, NY. Donald was listed as a gunsmith at the time they married, Mildred was listed as a House Keeper. Obituary: Donald R. Davenport 67, of 1844 Coddington Road died Thurs. night, May 12, 1977 in route to Tompkins Co. Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack. Born in the town of Dryden on Sept. 23, 1909. Mr. Davenport was the son of Mrs. Mina Stevens and the late Raymond Davenport. Mr. Davenport was a retired dairy farmer. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mildred English Davenport of Brooktondale, NY. Three sons, Richard Davenport, Raymond Davenport and Ronald Davenport all of Brooktondale, NY. Four daughters, Mrs. Sally Van Etten and Mrs. Donald (Marylou) Woodin both of Brooktondale, Miss Susie Davenport of Ithaca, and Mrs James (Elizabeth) Dyess of Brooktondale. Eight grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson of Houston Texas, Mrs. Lottie Srnka and Mrs. Susan Clark both of Ithaca and several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Burial will be Quick Cemetery, Brooktondale, NY. Obituary: Graveside services for Mildred A. Davenport of 1844 Coddington Road, Brooktondale, NY, who died Jan. 23rd 1995 will be at 100 am Sat. at Quick Cemetery, Brooktondale. Children; Richard; Sally; Raymond; Mary Lou; Susie; Elizabeth; Ronald.
a. Richard Arlin Davenport, son of Donald & Mildred (English) Davenport
b. Sally Ann Davenport, daughter of Donald & Mildred (English) Davenport, born March 11, 1940 died July 1987 from cancer, married Harland Van Etten (divorced). Child: Denise Carol Van Etten.
c. Raymond Davenport, son of Donald & Mildred (English) Davenport
d. Mary Lou Davenport, son of Donald & Mildred (English) Davenport
e. Susie Davenport, daughter of Donald & Mildred (English) Davenport
f. Elizabeth Davenport, daughter of Donald & Mildred (English) Davenport
f. Ronald Davenport, son of Donald & Mildred (English) Davenport
2. Elizabeth Davenport, daughter of Raymond & Elmina Stevens Davenport, born Jan 6, 1911. Married Charles Korhart born 1911; married 2nd Jackson Clup, lives in Texas, children by Charles Korhart; Patrica and Beverly.
3. Susan Davenport, daughter of Raymond & Elmina Stevens Davenport. born March 14, 1915 died Nov. 19, 1995 married James S. Clark born 1917. (1998) James was living in a Nursing Home in Katy, Texas, he lived in Ithaca, NY. After they retired they moved to Katy, Texas, Susan died there. Buried in Calvary Cemetery, Ithaca, NY. Children: James and Nancy
4. Tillie (Lottie F.) Davenport, daughter of Raymond & Elmina Stevens Davenport, born Oct. 6, 1914 died ____. Married Charles A. Srnka born July 10, 1911, son of Joseph & Mary Dobias Srnka. He died Sept. 12, 1970. He was a rural letter carrier working out of the Trumansburg Office, also a Navy Veteran, of WWII and former Captain of Spraque Steamer Nov. 6. Tillie lived on Elm St. Extension , Ithaca, NY. Children: Dave; Charles; Susan.
8. Sarah VanPelt, daughter of Levi
& Susan Hollister VanPelt, born abt. 1855
6. Charlotte Hollister dau. of Kinner
& Mary Winchell VanPelt, born August 28, 1816, Dryden, Tompkins Co.,
NY died 1870. Married about 1836 Charles
Schutt born 1819 of Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY. Charles died
1888 in Tioga Co., NY. They are buried in Hallsey Valley Cemetery, Hallseyville
NY. Believe he was the son of James & Betsey (Mulks) Schutt.
James M., and Arthur Schutt two of their children
are buried in Charles Mulks Cemetery, Slaterville Springs, Town of Caroline,
Tompkins Co., NY on the same lot as James & Betsey Mulks Schutt. This
is believe to the grandparents of the children.
Children: Harriet; Ephraim; James; Arthur; Marie; LeRoy. Maybe other children.
7. Lemuel Hollister, son of Kinner
& Mary Winchell Hollister, born Oct. 12, 1818, Dryden, Tompkins Co.,
NY died ? (may be the Lemuel Hollister that died in Walworth, WI on July
25th 1906). Married Jan. 26, 1842 to Gertrude A. Latimer. At the time
of his father's death he was living in Walworth Wis. 1880 found living in
Darien, Walworth, Wisconsin - Lemuel Hollister age 62 born NY occupation
farming father b. NY mother b. NY; Gertrude A. HOLLISTER Wife age 58 b.
NY Keeping House father born NY mother b. NY; Helen I. HOLLISTER Dau
Single age 28 b. WI; Evelyn J. HOLLISTER Dau Single age 19 born WI.
a. Adelaide Hollister, daughter of Lemuel & Gertrude A. Latimer Hollister, born abt. 1843
b. May Hollister, daughter of Lemuel & Gertrude A. Latimer Hollister, born abt. 1845
c. Irene Hollister, daughter of Lemuel & Gertrude A. Latimer Hollister, born abt. 1848
d. Hellena I. Hollister, daughter of Lemuel & Gertrude A. Latimer Hollister, born abt 1850.
e. Lorenzo Hollister, son of Lemuel & Gertrude A. Latimer Hollister, born abt. 1855, married Lillian (____)
f. Eva (Evelyn J.) Hollister, daughter of Lemuel & Gertrude A. Latimer Hollister, born abt. 1859
g. Willborne (or Millborne) Hollister, son of Lemuel & Gertrude A. Latimer Hollister, born abt. 1860.
8. Hiram Hollister son of Kinner & Mary Winchell Hollister, born July 2, 1820, Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY died Sept. 22, 1865 aged 45 yrs., 2 mo., 20 dys. He married Feb. 11, 1844 to Eliza Thomas who died Aug. 23, 1898 aged 76 yrs. They are both buried in Charles Mulks Cemetery, Slaterville Springs, NY. 1850 Dryden Census has Hiram Hollister age 28, Eliza age 27, Franklin age 4, Mary E. age 5 months. Hiram Hollister is listed as owner of the old Kinner Hollister homestead after his father's death. Kinner, wife and dau. are buried on this old property. Unsure if these pictures are of this couple, Dr. H. Hollister, and Mrs. Hiram Hollister
Children; Franklin, Mary, Ella, and Carrie.
a. Raymond Hiram Hollister son of Frank & Electa Belknap Hollister, born Feb. 12, 1872, twin with Leland.
Raymond H. Hollister entered the Ithaca High School from Slaterville, N. Y.; graduated Com., '90.
Married Oct. 7, 1903 to Nellie Edith Boice born 1878 the daughter of James & Margaret Thomas Boice. Below is burial information.
Willow Glen Cemetery records:
Hollister, Raymond H. 1872 - July 24, 1948 (d. in Dryden) Lot 7-03, bur. 1948 age 76.
Nellie E. Boice, wife of Raymond H. Hollister 1878-1957 (d. Dryden) Lot 7-03 bur. 1957 ae 79
1. Kenneth Raymond Hollister (lived in New Jersey) born Oct. 17, 1906
Found record of a Kenneth R. Hollister class of 1925, Ithaca High School. Also found where a Kenneth Hollister and a Margaret Marion paid to have the Hiram Hollister monument in Charles Mulks cemetery reset.
2. Harold Boice Hollister, born April 13, 1913, (lived in New Jersey) married May 30, 1936 Bernice Ellis, daughter of Ralph E. & Helen Cowan Ellis. They were married at the Bride's home, wits: Margaret H. Marion, William A. Ellis.
3. Margaret Electa Hollister, born Nov. 9, 1904, lived in Slaterville Springs, she married a Mr. Marion, and they lived on Route 79 (Slaterville Road, Ithaca, NY.) They have children.
4. Helen Hollister, born April 25, 1916, lived in Middletown, Pennsylvania. Married Jan. 24, 1937 Leonard Harry Southby, son of Thomas K. & Mabel Fuller Southby, married at the home of the bride in Slaterville Springs, NY.
5. Annie Eliza Hollister, born April 25, 1916. Married Sept. 14, 1935 to Frank Lasby, son of Martin L. & Grace M. Lasby. Married in Slaterville Springs, NY. Wits.; Doris Denman and Howard Crispell. Annie died March 28, 1939 at the age of 22. Her death record states she died from being smothered. She was buried in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY. Frank Lasby married 2nd on Aug. 31, 1940 to Ruth Marie Blackburn.
b. Leland "Lee" J. Hollister son of Frank & Electa Belknap Hollister, born 1872, twin with Raymond
Leland J. Hollister entered Ithaca High School from Slaterville, N. Y.; graduated Com., '90. He may be Frank J. Hollister, born Feb. 12, 1872, son of Frank and Electa Belknap Hollister. Source is from Church records.
Willow Glen Cemetery records:
Hollister, Leland (d. Trumansburg) Lot 7-02 bur. 1955 ae 83
Hollister, Anna J. (d. Ithaca) Lot 7-02 bur. Apr 4 1914
Hollister, Frank G. (d. Ithaca) Lot 7-02 bur. Aug 20 1930 ae 24
2. Mary E. Hollister dau of Hiram
& Eliza Thomas Hollister, born about 1849 – She married 4 Oct 1876 to
Theron Johnson. Per landmarks of Tompkins Co., NY - Theron Johnson
born Jan. 20, 1847, son of Philo Johnson, at the age of 30 he married Mary
Hollister, dau. of Hiram Hollister, they had 1 dau. Anna and 2 sons, Frank
Johnson & Hollister Johnson. 1880 Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY census has
Theron Johnson age 33, farmer, Mary E. wife age 30, Dau, age 1, with Lana
Jewell age 40 - servant, Henry Mallet, age 28 a farmhand living in same household.
Willow Glen Cemetery records show:
JOHNSON, Theron (d. Dryden) Lot 12-49 bur. Sep 9 1913
JOHNSON, Mary E. Lot 12-49 (no dates)
JOHNSON, Willis (d. Harford) Lot 12-49 bur. Oct 29 1931 ae 90
JOHNSON, Ruth Lot 12-49 (no dates)
JOHNSON, Philo Lot 12-49 (no dates)
JOHNSON, Oscar A. (d. Dryden) Lot 12-49 bur. Apr 2 1925 ae 71
JOHNSON, Mason Lot 12-49 (no dates)
JOHNSON, Louisa Lot 12-49 (no dates)
JOHNSON, Hattie (d. Harford) Lot 12-49 bur. Jan 14 1927 ae 70
JOHNSON, Frank A. Lot 12-49 bur. 1958 ae 74
JOHNSON, Caroline Lot 12-49 (no dates)
JOHNSON, Anna (d. Dryden) Lot 12-49 bur. 1961
- Anna Johnson, dau. of Theron & Mary Hollister Johnson, born abt. 1879 (per 1880 census)
- Frank Johnson, son of Theron & Mary Hollister Johnson
- Hollister Johnson, son of Theron & Mary Hollister Johnson
Willow Glen Cemetery records:
JOHNSON, Hollister (d. Watertown) Lot 12-52 bur. 1955 ae 64
JOHNSON, Bernice (d. Watertown) Lot 12-52 bur. Dec 17 1925 ae 01
JOHNSON, Curtis (d. Watertown) Lot 12-52 bur. Feb 6 1928 ae 0
JOHNSON, Elizabeth C. Lot 12-52 bur. Dec 27 1979 ae 83
3. Ella A. Hollister dau. of Hiram
& Eliza Thomas Hollister, born 29 Mar 1854 died April 29th, 1882 age
28 yrs., 1 mo. married George Michael Bull , born 28 Dec 1852 in
Caroline, NY, he died 28 Jan 1929, he was the son of Moses Bull & Sara
Jane Krum. George was a public notary, he owned a creamery and a genral
store. Ella and George are both buried in Mulks Cemetery, Slaterville Springs,
Town of Caroline, NY. 1880 George and Ella are living with Moses & Susan
Bull, parents of George. George is a store clerk. 1892 Caroline census
- George Bull age 40, Store Merchant, with Ella (dau) age 10. It is likely
that Ella, wife of George Bull died in child birth. Her daughter Ella was
born about the same time she died.
a. Ella H. Bull dau. of George & Ella Hollister Bull, born April 16th 1882 in Slaterville Springs, died 21 Mar 1961 in St. Petersburg, Florida. She attended the Elmira Female Seminary, Elmira, New York. Ella married Collingwood B. Brown Jr., born abt. 1880, born in Ithaca, NY., son of Collingwood B. Brown Sr. and Ella Hungerford. Collingwood died 14 May 1965 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Ella and Collingwood married June 8, 1904. Her marriage records gives her full name as Ella Hollister Bull, her age was 22 yrs old when she married. They were married by Hubert H. H. Fox. Other notes: Burial Place: Lake Macdonald, Quebec, Canada. GRAD: 1901 Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Cause of death for Collingwood: Carcinoma of lymph glands in neck. He was with Canadian Government Railway as Chief engineer from 1913 to 1917 - Chief engineer of All Lines and Assistant General Manager Eastern Lines from 1917 to 1920. With Canadian National Railways he was Engineering
a. Collingwood Bruce Brown III, son of Collingwood B. & Ella Bull Brown, born March 23, 1908 in St. John's New Brunswick, Canada. He married Menetta May MacFadyen who was born April 9, 1919, they were married April 13, 1935 in Montreal West, Quebec, Canada. They had 3 children. He then married 2nd to Miss Sankey. His children's names are unknown.
b. Constance Bull Brown, dau. of Mr & Ella Bull Brown, born March 4, 1912 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She died 9 Jan 2000 in Hamilton, Bermuda, buried 14 Jan 2000 Peterborough, New Hampshire, the cause of death was Pneumonia. She married Laurence Adams QUICK 16 Oct 1937 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the son of Audley Vincent QUICK and Alice Lillian ADAMS. He was born 17 Jul 1909 in Yonkers, New York, and died 7 Dec 1998 in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He was buried 11 Dec 1998 in Peterborough, New Hampshire. They have three children, names unknown.
Pictures and some updates
were donated by Sandra Boyer.
Thank you Sandy for sharing your family treasures with us.
Newspaper clipping on
Kinner Hollister's family - Date written is unknown (before death of Raymond
H. Hollister on July 24th 1948).
In most cases the land grants given to Revolutionary soldiers as a reward for their services in the army were not kept in the possession of the soldier for any great length of time. The farm located in the southern part of the Town of Dryden, near Slaterville, and now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hollister, is an exception to the rule. It has never been in the possession of any but two families since the original grant.
Nicholas Fis, a major in the second New York regiment, drew four lots comprising 2400 acres on July 3, 1790. One of these lots was located in the Township of Hannibal, Oswego County, two in the township of Sempronius, Cayuga County, and the fourth one was lot 85 in Dryden Township. Nicholas Fish was an ancestor of former Congressman Hamilton Fish, and apparently lived in New York City. He Kept possession of the Dryden lot until July 8, 1826, when he sold one hundred acres in the south-east corner to Kinner Hollister, and Mary Winchell Hollister, his wife, for $500.00. This deed, now in the possession of the Hollister family, is signed by Nicholas Fish and Elizabeth, his wife, and was recorded on January 3, 1827, in the Tompkins County Clerk's Office. An interesting statement on the deed reads as follows: "And the said Elizabeth being by me privately examined sparate and apart from her husband acknowledged that she executed the same freely and voluntarily without fear or compulsion of or from her said husband whereupon I allow it to be recorded. signed - John Heldreth, Commissioner for City of New York."
Two years later the Hollisters brought 50 acres more from Fish - (more on this but can not read - paper is worn)
Kinner Hollister was born in 1783, and married Mary Winchell in 1805. When they came to occupy their new home they found that a squatter had cleared about half an acre of land and was living in a hut on it. They built a two story frame house and moved in with their family which now numbered nine children. The oldest son, Stephen, was 20 years old when the farm was bought. The other children were Cyrenus and Sarah Ann, twins. William, Susan, Charlotte, Lemuel, Hiram and Isaac. Sarah died when young.
The new settlers had many difficulties in getting started. It is said that some of the children learned early to make shoes, and that they provided the entire family with foot wear. The story comes down that all of them had large feet. Much of their time was spent in clearing off the forest and getting the land ready to plant to grain and other crops that would be of use in feeding themselves. Two orchards were put out, one in front of the house and one in back of it. Three cherry trees and two big Balsams set by Kinner Hollister have only been cut down in comparatively recent years.
The Good Ol' Days
Prices received in those days would look very low at present, according to existing account books. In 1836 hay sold for $10 per ton and potatoes 25 cents per bushel. In 1840 veal was 5 cents a pound, wheat $1.00 a bushel, corn 50 cents a bushel, perars 50 cents a bushel, tallow 10 cents per pound, apples 12 1/2 cents per bushel. Pork 8 cents per pound. Clover seed $5.00 a bushel, and a barrel of cider 75 cents. On the other hand, labor was bery cheap. John Willsey be - (rest unable to read) Belive this is became employed by the Hollister family.
Unclear writing....the account book showed
that he was docked for one day to go to a show in Ithaca, one and one-half
days to go to camp meeting. In 1849 Sonica Monroe hired out for $100.00
for the year. He was charged for two days when he went to tap a boot and
fish. The account book also showed that Harmen VandeMark started work April
11, 1854, at $8.00 a month. Apparently at this rate Harmen could not afford
to take time off, for no record was found of any vacation for him.
Another item in the account book shows that Mr. Hollister received of Austin in Locke five plows, and nine edges, to sell at $8.00 a piece.
On April 10, 1843, a notation was made that the snow drifts were so deep that they had to break roads to get along. On April 22, 1849, they shoveled snow off the walk one foot deep.
Kinner Hollister died in 1850. He and his wife and daughter Sarah were buried on a knoll in the field near the road. The farm was willed to Hiram, his son, on August 6, 1850. Hiram Hollister was born July 2, 1820, and married Eliza Thomas of Danby in 1844. He became overheated while burning fallow, developed dysentery and died in 1865, leaving four children for his wife to bring up. The next year his widow bought on 24 acres, bringing this total land up to 174 acres. Three acres have since been sold off so the farm now consists of 171 acres.
A New Business
Hiram Hollister embarked in a new enterprise. He built a distillery along the creek near the present road. He bought corn, rye and barley and mash and peddled his product from a wagon. Another distillery nearer Dryden was operated at the same time by the VanPelts. Both stopped running their distilleries rather than pay revenue, but the big vats and the copper still have not disappeared within the memory of the present generation.
Probably the best picture of farming operations on the Hollister farm at this time can be gained by the following entries in Hiram Hollister's diary for two years during teh Civil War tims.
Not all entries are clear - entries that
are readable are listed below.
1st - Took butter to John Thomases to ship to New York.
4th - Threshed wheat. Paid Tax $20.34
7th - Rained like Jehu. Spent several days cleaning wheat 112 bu. Threshed out for 3 days.
23rd - Gathered 9 pails seed.
27th - Got the ox shod.
9th - Got horses shod.
24th - Hewed 8 sticks.
28th - Hewed 6-40 feet sticks
5th - Tapped 40 trees - got ___ pails of sap.
18th - Sugared off a batch
20th - Got my horse shod
2nd - Got my oxen shod
3rd - Went to town meeting
4th - Commenced plowing
7th - Came from Tioga ?
13th - Went to Ithaca with ___ butter, got 1/2 bu. of ___, $5.50 per bu.
22nd - Horace Ropot was hired to graft my orchard. It rained like Jehu. Settled with Irish -----
1st - Settled with the ------ cus the nation.
2nd - Sowed 4 bushel ---7 1/2 oats
5th - Sowed 8 bushel wheat
7th - Finished sowing --- bushels in all
8th - Planted some potatoes
13th - Planted corn
17th - Finished planting
20th - Planted in garden
25th - Went to the ralley hunt
9th - Rained all day, water went in to the cellar faster than it went out.
19th - Severe hail storm, heavy rains
25th - Hot day - fine time for corn.
July - Sept. dates are not clear
Helped Madison take and get a load of hay
I was to Ithaca - saw the bal -___? ascend and light with _rooks and two ladies.
Had very little frost too cold for corn.
___ Peter Mulks with the machine
Plowed 5 acres, got 8 loads
Shelled 31 bushel corn with sheller.
Set 200 strawberry plants, helped Peter bind oats.
Went to Ithaca, head Brooks lecture on politics.
Commenced cutting wheat
Got oxen shod
Went to Etna, got a mess of bullheads.
Cut wheat in the orchard
Finished wheat and oats
Fixed for the fair. Commenced plowing for wry.
Went to the Fair
The ground was white with frost this morning, but not much damage. Finished plowing for wry and wheat.
Went to Fair with the Morgan mares. Beat every team on the track.
Mowed 15 bushel of wry and __ of wheat. Wind blows like Jehu.
Went and got Margett Lewis to make coat and vest.
Commenced cutting corn.
28th - Cut corn with 7 hands.
29th - Threshed buckwheat
__ - Went to buy hogs very scarce and high. The women and children tended the picnic.
12th- Gathered winter apples
15th- Snowed like the devil last night 5 inches.
21st- Took the honey boxes off. Not very well filled.
22nd- Rains every day. The wettest time I ever saw.
24th - Got 120 feet pump logs. Bought 7 shoats weighting 952lbs. 5 1/2 cent per lb.
27th - Dug potatoes
29th - Finished digging potatoes.
2nd - Found 6 or 8 hogs. They are scarce as woodchucks and twice as high.
4th - Went to the election.
8th - Went to Benhams and bought a Yorkshire pig. Paid $25.
9th - Sold Barney Southdown lamb for $5.
16th - Finished getting in corn.
21st - make sider. Buried Cabbage.
5th - Went to Richford with sleigh, fine sleighing.
10th- Went to Ithaca with my butter.
15th - Went to Benhams and got fool Blood Yorkshire pig, 8 weeks old. Cold as Jehu.
26th - Put my sheep in to feed.
17th - Bought 2 cords wood at 37 1/2 cents a cord
7th - Cleaned wheat 35 bushels.
8th - Cleaned rye 113 bushels.
16th - H. Root 50 1/2 lbs. pork at 8 cents - $4.04
22nd - Finished sawing wood. Blue birds sings nicely.
31st - Commenced framing the house.
8th - Raised our house
13th - Went to McArthurs go in snowbank and had to back out.
24th - John plowed with the horses. Paulina acted like the Devil.
29th - Sowed 6 bushel wheat and commenced sowing barley.
5th - Sowed oats
21st - Finished planting corn.
23rd - Drove 3 head of beef cattle to Speedsville. Sold at 3 1/2 cent.
31st - Went to the Dryden Fair.
1st - Bill caught 20 pigeons.
14th - Went to Mottville and got 16 bushel plaster.
16th - Plastered corn back of barn.
22nd - Sold 43 lbs. meal 1 1/4 cent - 54cents
8th - Sold my wool at Ithaca got 45 1/2 cents 130 lbs.
11th - Built fence around the turnip patch.
22nd - Went to Ithaca with Mrs. Hollister, Bought 68 yds. calico 14 cents.
25th - Went to lawsuit to Mottville between Brainard and Slater.
5th - Drove 28 hogs to Slaterville and sold for 3 cents weighed 5371 lbs. $158.13
6th - Finished cutting barley and cut 4 loads hay in orchard.
14th - Hank Robinson mowed with his machine. Poor hay.
5th - Stacked hay and cut oats. Finished haying.
7th - Went to Peter Hollisters he has enlisted and is fixing to go to Binghamton.
11th - Went to Binghamton to see the soldiers and to the fair. 1600 soldiers on drill.
25th - Thrashed 30 bushel oats and 2 loads buckwheat.
6th - Finished cutting the upper corn.
9th - Went to Dryden Fair. Took 3 colts and 5 sheep. Got the premium on them all.
15th - Dug 60 bushel tatoes.
17th - Sold my butter for 21 cents to John Bull.
21st - Went to Ithaca with our chickens got 15 cents apiece.
31st - Dug potatoes.
2nd - Barney came here. Had bought a colt 2 years old for 72 1/2 dollars.
4th - Went to election.
5th - Drawed in 4 loads of corn and going to have a husking.
7th - Thrashed our wheat 55 bushel and rye 50 bushel.
8th - Thrashed 260 bushel oats.
11th - Sold barley at $1.00 per bushel.
13th - Sold barley at $1.13 per bushel.
16th - Burried 103 cabbage.
27th - Thannksgiving - Went to the funeral of Mrs. Thomas.
9th - Went to Dryden. Bought some rye at 75 cents.
14th - Went up to see Horace Root right from the army.
20th - Got Belknaps steer, 3 yrs. old at $23.
This not only gives an idea of the difficulties they had with the weather, the same as we do, but also shows us some of the recreation they enjoyed one hundred years ago. It is noticeable that they did not start their haying until long after we do -----? days, would think the hay was past its prime.
Frank Hollister, born in 1846 married Electa Belknap who came from Pennsylvania and taught school in the neighborhood. After his father's death they bought out the three sisters and took over the farm. The mother lived with them through the remainder of her life. Frank kept a herd of purebred Jerseys, but otherwise continued to operate the farm about the same as his father. In 1874, a wing was built on the house. In 1884 he tore the barns from their site in front of the house and moved the horse barn to its present site and remodeled it. The hay barn stands on its original site, having been built many years ago. It is interesting to note that the planks on the barn floor are fastened with square pegs to the sleepers beneath.
In 1902 the cow barns was struck by lighting and burned just after the Hollisters had finished threshing and the barn was full of grain. It was rebuilt the following year by the same contractor who had moved it. Lumber was bought from the six hundred, but where it had been bought for $9.00 per thousand in 1884, now costs $15. to $16. The hay barn still containing some interesting machinery of the early days. There is an old threshing machine which we would now consider a midget and which is probably one of the first ones in the neighborhood. Also there is an orginal hay fork with a wooden frame and iron teeth which was used to haul hay into the mow__ and a long handled hand rake with teeth about 18 inches long which was used to rake hay in the swath and tread mill on which a buck sheep spent his time furnishing power to churn butter.
Boys Broke Steers
Ray Hollister and his twin brother, Lee were born in 1872. As boys they broke steers, and took them to the fairs at Ithaca and Dryden where they took many prizes. When 12 years old they broke a pair which they sold for $175.00. Ray graduated from Ithaca High School and in 1903 married Nellie Boyce of Slaterville. They worked the farm on shares and in 1917 bought out brother Lee's share. Ray changed over from Jerseys to Holsteins and keep about 20 milkers. At first they made butter. Churning it and packing it after chores at night and peddling it in Ithaca. This proved to be too much work so the milk was taken to the butter factory at Slaterville. Since butterfat only brought 12 1/2 cents per pound here in Ithaca, a change was made and the milk was sent to a condensary and later a cheese factory in Caroline. When Dairymen's League was started the milk was sold there until the cows were sold off in the fall of 1947. Ray admits that he made a mistake in that he never tested his herd for butterfat production. He says that he knows that he kept some cows that were not profitable, and that should have gone for beef.
The family has not always enjoyed all the modern conveniences. A tank was built in the cellar of the house in 1874 for rain water and is still in use. A wind mill was put up in 1898 and is still being used to pump water to the house. Electricity has been used for about 30 years, from a home plant until 4 years ago. The telephone has been in use for many years, but only three years ago the first tractor was put to work on the farm. Mr. and Mrs. Hollister have been members of Caroline Grange for over 40 years and Ray has been a farm burau member for 26 years and a Mason for over 50 years. None of the family have held political office.
The Hollisters have four children, none of whom are interested in the farm. Two boys are living in New Jersey and two girls, Margaret and Helen reside in Slaterville and Middletown, Pennsylvania.
Since Ray can not operate the farm at the present time, he has decided to sell it. And it is to be regretted that the farm will probably pass to another family after having served so well through four generations over a period of one hundred and twenty-two years.
Each succeeding generation has added to the value of the farm, not only from the standpoint of its productive ability, but from its wealth of association with a family which has done much to raise the moral tone oand the wealth of the community. Raymond H. Hollister passed away suddenly at his home Saturday afternoon on July 24, 1848 age of 76 years.
The Hollister homestead was sold out side of the Hollister family. It has been sold over the years in small plots. A few acres here and there.
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