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JOHN WISNER FERRIS born January 3, 1817 and died November 26, 1897; age 79y 11m; married Sarah E. Pierson (Photograph) born May 8, 1824 and died October 31, 1919; John was in the beaver-hat making business; and born to them was (and maybe more):

( JESSE EVERETT FERRIS married Elizabeth Cockefaire; resided Glen Ridge NJ; Newark NJ; he was a cabin-boy at age 15 in the Union Army; was a workman in the building of the Erie Railroad and finally ran a cartage business - mainly unloading and distributing Irish linens to wholesalers in New York City; continued this business until in the 1930s, he had only one horse and wagon and a driver. The expense of trying to stable a horse in NYC and trucks closed out that business. Born to them were:

( JESSIE FERRIS (DAR) born Newark NJ; taught piano and was the organist for a Presbyterian Church on Market Street in Newark; married Robert Walsh, a jeweler; lived on Third Avenue in Newark, next door to her father, where they both died. Born to them were:



( HARRY ELMO FERRIS (Photograph) born 1873 Newark NJ and died 1962 (1972?) Minneapolis MN; buried in the Roales plot, Newark; married Christiana Roales [dau of Andrew] born January 10, 1873 and died February 14, 1935; buried in the Roales plot, Newark. Harry did not have a secondary school education. He worked for a Mr. Close who owned the N.J. Pipe & Tube Company in Newark, as a bookkeeper. Having been a traveling salesman, he was impressed with the prosperity of the hotel business and invested almost exclusively in several hotels, which failed during the 1929 depression; lost his investment. Born to them was (and maybe more):

( HARRISON VAN HOUTEN FERRIS born May 13, 1911 Newark NJ and died December 25, 1996; attended Eliot Street School, Newark; East Junior High School, Warren; and graduated 1928 from Montclar High; Wharton School, U. Of Penn., BS, Economics 1932; became associate manager with Prudential Insurance Company; involved in the Hoover Commission investigating the disability claim work of Veterans Administration of NYC; retired in 1971; married Audis Naomi Mason born July 15, 1910 and died July 11, 1991 Boonville, Cooper, MO; both buried there Walnut Grove Cemetery; resided in Montclair NJ; Bernardsville NJ; moved to Minneapolis MN 1953; Minnetonka MN 1962; moved to Boonville MO 1972. Harrison was drafted during WWII but was deferred pending the birth of Margaret; he had notice to report for duty in 1945, but was released from that when the government exempted those at age 35. [Note: it is from Harrison's hand written notes that much of this family information comes from.] Born to them were:

( JOAN BARBARA FERRIS born June 22, 1938 Montclair NJ; married David Torgerson - of Hill City MN; Joan works as a cook and David works for a trailer factory; and born to them was:

( JOEL TORGERSON born November 22, 1968; High School Graduate; U.S. Air Force Veteran of 4 years; married 1st name unk; and married 2d 1999 Yolanda Nelson; had 3 daughters from first marriage

( MARGARET NANCY FERRIS born April 1, 1944 Montclair NJ; McCallester College MN, B.S.; major in History; minor in Spanish - spent a year as exchange student in Mexico - then a year working for VISTA in Laredo TX - bilingual kindergarten teacher in Dallas; married George Gharis born August 7, 1938 - of Garland TX; and born to them were:

( HEATHER GHARIS has a Masters Degree in Business Administration; married Kirby Jones


( RICHARD MASON FERRIS (Photographs) born September 1, 1936 Montclair NJ; married September 3, 1960 Carmen Bonilla; Richard grew up in New Jersey and after completing high school, he attended the University of Minnesota, and received his undergraduate degree; he then moved to Chicago to attend the McCormick Theological Seminary where he received his formal pastoral education. He has been Associate Pastor for Parish Life and Counseling at the Poland Presbyterian Church; serves as moderator of the Campus Ministry Committee of Eastminister; is on the Board of Directors of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program; and is a Synod representative to the Ohio Council of Churches; pastor of Struthers Presbyterian Church. They currently reside in Poland OH and Carmen has provided the information to update this 'twig' to include Harrison's hand written notes - thanks Carmen! Carmen was a Psychiatric Social Worker at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren OH, but retired in February 1999. Born to them were:

( ARTHUR FERRIS born July 24, 1961 Chicago IL; Air Force Veteran of 4 years - air traffic controller; employed by Mitsubishi - resides Cincinnati; married Cary {maiden name unk}; and born to them were:






( PAUL FERRIS born March 3, 1963 Dixon IL; Mechanical Engineer Degree from Youngstown State U.; employed by Borgware, a German-owed computer company; married Lisa {maiden name unk} and she works part-time for the YMCA; reside Louisville OH; and born to them was:


( DANIEL JUAN FERRIS born March 4, 1965 Dixon IL; 1983 graduate of Helias High School and a 1988 graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Computer Science Degree, and is employed at Indiana Rail Road Company, Indianapolis; married June 22, ** Denise Kay Branaman [dau of Newton O. Branaman] - a 1986 graduate of Terre Haute South High School and a 1990 graduate of Ball State U.; resides Indianapolis IN; and born to them was:


( WALLACE E. FERRIS born Newark NJ; married Sadie {maiden name unk}

( FRANK FERRIS born Newark NJ; married Helen {maiden name unk} and born to them were:



( HARRIET FERRIS born November 23, 1818

( CHARLOTTE B. FERRIS (supposed) born September 18, 1819 and died May 19, 1878; married March 18, 1835 Charles Morris Johnson born March 15, 1817 and died November 19, 1871 Evansville IN

( HENRY FERRIS born December 7, 1820 and died in January 1849; age 29y 1m

( EZRA FERRIS born November 1, 1823



( CHARLOTTE FERRIS [a Charlotte Ferris married Charles Johnson, March 18, 1835 at Morristown NY Presbyterian Church - don't know if this is the same one.]



( SARAH FERRIS (8RLL-PS) born May 7/9, 1728 Greenwich and died date unk Cross River Westchester, NY; married 1753 at Greenwich (probably) Nathaniel Reynolds, Jr. [son of Nathaniel and Ruth (Purdy) Reynolds] born December 8, 1729 Greenwich and died 1805 Cross River NY; Nathaniel remained in Greenwich for a short time but by 1750, he had joined the other members of the Reynolds family in Cross River, Westchester Co NY; built his house 1766 and the organizational meeting for the founding of the First Baptist Church in Cross River was probably held at his home. [Jim - thanks to Jane L. Fox for sharing this information on this branch.]; and born to them at Cross River, Westchester, NY were:

( NATHANIEL REYNOLDS, Jr., born February 22, 1754 Cross River, Westchester, NY and died there September 21, 1843; age 89y 6m 29d; farmer, tailor, and an auctioneer who was sometimes his own best customer; at an auction in February 1806, he bought, among other things, 'Tooth Pullers'. As a tailor, he made coats for the British when they imprisoned him. Nathaniel was a Revolutionary War Veteran and was married while serving with General Morris’ Brigade; later he was in Captain Henry Slausen's Company; then he enlisted as a Lieutenant in Captain Samuel Lawrence's Company, an infantry unit of the Third Westchester Militia Regiment. His company was called to fill gaps in the lines of the Continental Army. They were also often assigned to stand guard duty. It was on one such duty, June 24, 1779, that he and his men were attacked by British soldiers near Crumppond (Katonah), taken prisoner and sent to the infamous Sugar House Prison in New York City. Most of the lower rank soldiers were released but Lieutenant Reynolds was held and later sent to a British prison, which had been set up on Long Island. He remained a prisoner for over two years, and was exchanged for British prisoners October 24, 1781. He always remained a soldier, even in peacetime. He was commissioned First Lieutenant in Captain Joseph Benedict's Company, Westchester Militia, 1786. With all that, he spent years filing petitions for his military pension. Finally, in 1831, at age 77, he received his first pension check - $240.00 annually. He married, October 15, 1778, at the Church of Christ, Salem, Westchester Co NY, widow Hannah (Todd) Cooley [dau of Abraham & Lydia (Husted) Todd, of South Salem NY] [widow of Daniel Cooley and brought with her a son, Daniel Cooley, Jr.] born May 26, 1759 at Greenwich and died April 11, 1846 at Cross River; both buried at Reynolds Cemetery, Cross River, Westchester, NY (Photos). Hannah received an annual pension of $320.00 for Nathaniel's Rev War service until her death. Born to Nathaniel and Hannah were:

( DEBORAH REYNOLDS born July 17, 1779 Goldens Bridge, Salem Co NY and died May 24, 1844 – conflicting info on spouses, but apparently she did marry Aaron Morehouse – see photo of her tombstone – thanks to Gail Finn!

( NATHANIEL REYNOLDS born August 7, 1782 Goldens Bridge, Salem, NY and died June 12, 1869; married Elizabeth Avery [dau of William & Ruth (Platt) Avery] and they settled on a farm near Chatham Corners, Newcastle, Westchester, NY; and born to them were:

( ABRAHAM REYNOLDS married Sarah Ann Wood

( WILLIAM REYNOLDS married Nancy Mead

( CHARLES REYNOLDS married 1st Mary Field and 2d Martha Mellows

( DANIEL COOLEY REYNOLDS born 1812 and died December 30, 1884; married Sarah Mead

( ALICE REYNOLDS married Henry Hunt; resided North Tarrytown NY

( LYDIA REYNOLDS born August 7, 1782 (August 28, 1784) Goldens Bridge, Salem, NY and died February 3, 1863; married 1st Colby Conklin and 2d Rev. Joshua Hobby, a Baptist minister

( BETSEY REYNOLDS born September 1, 1786 Cross River, Westchester, NY and died there June 12, 1830; married December 27, 1803 at Cross River, Gideon Reynolds who died 1783 at either Poundridge or Lewisboro NY. [He was the son of William and Mary (Polly) (Knapp) Reynolds.] He served in the War of 1812 from September 15 to October 14, 1812, with his cousins Andrew and Ambrose, in the Militia Company of Captain Horton Reynolds, also their cousin. Gideon was the owner and operator of a stage coach line which operated from Danbury CT to New York City, running through White Plains NY. In 1829, he built the splendid big red brick tavern at Cross River, which he operated as a halfway house for the stage run of about 75 miles. His descendants own the tavern. The Westchester County Historical Bulletin of October, 1953 reports: There seems to be no record as to the date of the establishment of this stage line or when it was discontinued. However, according to the stories handed down through the family, the coming of the Harlem Railroad in the late eighteen forties put it out of business. For years it was an important factor in transportation as notices bear witness. [Jim - this Bulletin contains additional information on the Brick House and other information on the stage coach line.] 'Old Gid', as he was called, kept relays of horses at White Plains and at the barn next the Brick House. At one time his son, Young Gid, drove the stage and was known as a furious driver. On Sundays, the family drove to church in the stagecoach, which delighted the village children. Born to Betsey and Gideon were:

( WILLIAM KNAPP REYNOLDS born June 2, 1805 Cross River, Westchester, NY and died December 21, 1883 Stamford CT; married Nancy Elizabeth Husted and they lived in Stamford; and born to them were:



( JANE REYNOLDS born September 3, 1807 Cross River NY and died March 17, 1896 Sacramento CA; married 1st William Barmore who died before 1846; married 2d William N. Brooks (1804-1890) of Massachusetts before 1846. They went to California in the Gold Rush of 1849, taking the sailing vessel to Panama and crossing the isthmus on donkey-back. They remained in California; no offspring from either marriage

( GIDEON TODD REYNOLDS ‘Young Gid’ born January 1, 1809 CrossRiver, Westchester, NY and died April 26, 1880 Greenwich CT; buried at the Episcopal Churchyard; married 1st Emily Louisa Smith (1816-1854) [dau of Jared & Rebecca (Wood) Smith] and 2d Eliza Higgins Ritch (1821-1872) [dau of Henry & Thirza (Hitchcock) Ritch]. Gideon ran the coach line begun by his father from Danbury CT to NYC; and born to Gideon and Emily were:



Born to Gideon and his second wife, Eliza, were:


( ALICE IDA REYNOLDS born July 15, 1863 Greenwich CT; married 1st February 8, 1882 Elmore Avery Selleck [son of Sands & Eliza Jane (Fowler) Selleck] born January 21, 1850 Darien CT and died December 25, 1886 Greenwich; buried Christ Episcopal Churchyard; married 2d, November 27, 1889 William Henry Teed born May 17, 1854 Katonah NY. Born to her and Elmore were:

( ELLA MAY SELLECK born January 3, 1883; married John Henry Worth, Jr., [son of John Henry & Harriet (Bonestead) Worth] born April 13, 1877 Cairo, Greene, NY

( CHARLES ELMORE SELLECK born August 25, 1884 Greenwich CT; resided in Milford CT; married October 27, 1911 in Greenwich, Lulu Adelaide Banks [dau of Samuel S. & Margaret I. (Boals) Banks] born March 6, 1884 Port Chester NY

( SANDS REYNOLDS SELLECK born October 30, 1886 Greenwich CT; resided in NYC; married November 23, 1907 in NYC, Eleanor Veronica Held [dau of George Washington & Clarissa Lockwood (Howard) Held] born October 30, 1887 Greenwich

( NATHANIEL REYNOLDS born c1810 Cross River NY and died there in infancy

( MARY ELIZA REYNOLDS born January (February) 13, 1815 (1818) Cross River NY and died December 11, 1886 White Plains NY; married November 22, 1836 at Cross River, the Honorable Alsop Hunt Lockwood ( - see him for offspring

( SARAH ANN REYNOLDS born September 23, 1817 Cross River NY and died July 12, 1902 Prescott, Pierce, WI; married Joseph Nash Todd of South Salem NY and born to them were:






( ELIZABETH REYNOLDS born December 31, 1820 Cross River NY and died there March 30, 1894; buried there, Reynolds Cemetery; married Cyrus Lawrence Todd, brother of her sister Sarah's husband, Joseph; Cyrus owned the beautiful Seven Maples Farm at Cross River; and born to them were:



( CYRUS HITCHCOCK REYNOLDS born January 1, 1823 Cross River, Westchester, NY and died there September 3, 1887; married August 17, 1852 Julia Adeline Wood born November 12, 1833 and died March 12, 1908; both buried Reynolds Cemetery, Cross River; and born to them was:

( EVELYN JULIA REYNOLDS married William H. Russell and born to them was:

( CYRUS RUSSELL was honored by a dinner in 1970 for his contribution to Cross River; the Community House there is named in his honor; spent his life serving the town and was called by one political opponent, ‘Mr. Lewisboro’

( CAROLINE REYNOLDS born May 1, 1825 Cross River, Westchester, NY and died August 27, 1908 Bethel CT; buried at the Reynolds Cemetery, Cross River; married Harvey William Avery [son of Harvey & Nancy (Reynolds) Avery] born June 29, 1823 and born to them were:







( DEWITT CLINTON REYNOLDS born June 2, 1828 Cross River, Westchester, NY and died there March 17, 1889; married September 21, 1858 at Bedford NY, Joanna Emily Silkman born March 19, 1841 Cross River and died September 15, 1914 Goldens Bridge; both buried Reynolds Cemetery, Cross River NY; lived in Cross River and borne their children there. The house where their children were born was one of the homes destroyed during the building of the Cross River Dam. Joanna, at age 20, was one of the makers of a Quilt, which now resides at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City. Born to Dewitt and Joanna were:

( DEWITT CLINTON REYNOLDS (JR.?) born October 5, 1859 Cross River NY and died there November 22, 1859

( WILLIAM SILKMAN REYNOLDS born May 18, 1861 Cross River where he resided in 1924 and died December 26, 1933; a farmer; married September 3, 1893 Annie Betsey Fairchild of Sherman CT born March 20, 1863 and died August 24, 1931; both buried Reynolds Cemetery, Cross River; no offspring

( CECIL KEELER REYNOLDS born October 17, 1862 Cross River and died September 30, 1922 Jersey City NJ; buried at Reynolds Cemetery, (Cross River Burying Ground), Cross River, Westchester, NY; never married; he went to live with Ilda Gertie (Reynolds) Hornby after the death of her husband, Frank Alfred Hornby; 1914 Cecil was living in Stamford CT

( LISETTE BELLE REYNOLDS born July 2, 1864 Cross River and died April 5, 1927 Greenwich CT (one day after her second husband); buried at the Reynolds Cemetery, Cross River; married 1st June 29, 1884 Herbert Lawton Miller born October 30, 1864 and died July 5, 1897 Stamford CT; married 2d c1899 Charles Henry Schifferdecker born April 29, 1859 Germany and died April 4, 1927 Greenwich CT; Lisette was a member of the Christ's Church of Greenwich; and born to Lisette and Herbert were:

( BERTHA ESTELLE MILLER born November 20, 1885 and died April 22, 1890; buried at Cross River

( DAVID DEWITT MILLER born February 11, 1887; married Lillian (Gilchrist) Mills

( DOUGLAS ALBERTIS MILLER born February 11, 1887 New York City; married February 5, 1912 Sarah Conroy Greene born March 7, 1891; lived in New York City c1912-17; New Haven CT, c1918-19; and later in Toms River NJ; and born to them were:

( DOUGLAS ALBERTIS MILLER, JR born July 16, 1913 New York City

( SARAH LOUISE MILLER born September 23, 1916 New York City

( HARRY HERBERT MILLER born December 29, 1919 New Haven CT

( DOROTHY BELLE MILLER born August 9, 1921 New Haven CT

( CLARENCE HERBERT MILLER born August 18, 1893

( LEONA BELLE MILLER born September 24, 1896; married February 17, 1916 Albert James Crichton born April 27, 1895; resided 357 Brook Ave., Passaic NJ and born to them was:

( ALBERT JAMES CRICHTON, JR., born April 29, 1918

Born to Lisette and her second husband, Charles, was:


( DELILAH SLAWSON REYNOLDS born January 24, 1866 Cross River and died there September 4, 1929; 'Leida' married April 30, 1908 Charles E. 'Van' Baker borb November 26, 1865 and died June 18, 1910; both buried at Reynolds Cemetery, Cross River; no offspring

( ILDA GERTIE REYNOLDS born March 23, 1869 Cross River and died August 17, 1938 Fanwood, Union, NJ; a schoolteacher in Cross River and/or New York City; married August 18, 1890 at New York City, Francis Alfred Hornby born January 13, 1864 Warwick, Orange, NY and died November 15, 1917 Jersey City NJ of complications following a bout with pneumonia; buried at the New York Bay View Cemetery; Francis was a weigher for the US Customs in New York City and when he died there was no pension fund and of course, no Social Security. After Francis died, Ilda worked as a teacher to keep the family together and all the children pulled together to keep the family going. Born to Ilda and Francis were:

( CLARICE BELLE HORNBY ‘TaTa’ born November 16, 1891 and died July 25, 1951; married October 28, 1891 Ernest J. Loehwing born August 9, 1894 and died October 16, 1973; after word was received that her son, Kenneth, had been shot down over France, Tata spend her remaining years searching for his remains. Her grief and the stress of the search finally killed her. Born to Clarine and Ernest were:

( ROBERT ERNEST LOEHWING born February 18, 1917; married October 14, 1939 Marie Julliette Liegeois born October 10, 1917 and born to them were:

( ELAINE MARIE LOEHWING born September 1, 1942; married July 10, 1965 John Gorman born October 19, 1940 and born to them were:

( TAMALA MARIE GORMAN born September 9, 1969

( LESLIE ELAINE GORMAN born November 26, 1973 and died December 1, 1973

( MARK JOHN GORMAN born August 21, 1975

( CAROL JUNE LOEHWING born February 24, 1945; married, May 1, 1965 Anthony J. Cuillo born January 1, 1943 and born to them was:

( STACY JOHANNA CUILLO born November 15, 1965; married May 20, 1989 Charles Cabot Waring (

( KENNETH ROBERT LOEHWING born May 21, 1954 and died February 15, 1990; married October 26, 1975 Gloria Elizabeth Volk born January 25, 1957 and born to them were:


( JANET MARIE LOEHWING born March 27, 1986

( KENNETH HOWARD LOEHWING born November 5, 1919 and died August 16, 1944; shot down over France in WW II; early in the 1950's, his parents received his remains and he was finally put to rest

( ADELE TINA HORNBY ‘Dell’ born March 2, 1896 and died February 12, 1963 Los Angeles Co California; the same day her husband died; married February 26, 1923 John Danhardt born January 10, 1890 and died February 12, 1963, Los Angeles Co CA

( MILDRED VIRGINIA HORNBY born October 8, 1899 and died May 15, 1982 California; married January 10, 1922 at Stockton CA, Joseph Moryl born March 19, 1895 and died May 15, 1982 the same day Mildred died; killed as a result of a gas explosion in their home. Mildred was a member of the D.A.R. (#578230). Born to them were:

( JEANNE HELEN MORYL born November 8, 1922 and died in the 1965-70 time frame; married 1st 1948 Donald Tomblen born c1920; married 2d May 23, 1959 Ser Dolmans born May 1, 1924; and 3d Harold Bomer born October 19, 1920; and born to Jeanne and Ser was:

( MELANIE B. DOLMANS born May 16, 1960

( CECIL DOUGLAS MORYL born November 8, 1928; married August 11, 1951 Caryl Jo Phillips born April 29, 1929 and born to them were:

( JON DOUGLAS MORYL born August 24, 1954

( DANA WILLIAM MORYL born September 22, 1956

( JAMIE LYNN MORYL born April 30, 1959; married and has children

( CECIL REYNOLDS HORNBY born March 19, 1902 and died June 7, 1952; married July 5, 1930 Myra Lucille Hogan born October 21, 1903; and born to them was:

( ROBERT CECIL KENNETH HORNBY born March 21, 1936, of Stockton NJ; a lawyer; married May 6, 1972 Lucille McLoughlin born August 16, 1938 and born to them were:

( LUCILLE MYRA HORNBY born April 3, 1973; in Wuhan, China teaching conversational English to Chinese technicians, engineers, etc

( CATHERINE MARY HORNBY born December 30, 1974

( ROBERT MAURICE HORNBY born February 7, 1977

( EVELYN REYNOLDS HORNBY born August 29, 1906 Woodcliff Lakes NJ and died July 22, 1987; married October 17, 1931 Norman VanRiper Looker born March 27, 1909 and died December 26, 1984; and born to them were:

( GAIL JOANNA LOOKER born August 27, 1941, of Plainfield NJ; married August 15, 1964 Richard Eugene McKenna born December 25, 1939; a science teacher; and born to them were:

( DOUGLAS EUGENE MCKENNA born January 19, 1967

( JOANNA GAIL MCKENNA born December 27, 1969; married November 14, 1992 in New Jersey, David Lawrence Bartholomew born April 19, 1970 and born to them was:



( JOHN NORMAN LOOKER born October 9, 1945; married and divorced; lady's name unk

( LEWIS ALFRED HORNBY born June 26, 1909 Woodcliff Lakes, Essex Co NJ; baptized in April 1939 First Presbyterian Church, Welch WV and died August 29, 1965 Welch WV; buried at the Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield WV; worked from the time he was nine years old to help support the family. His high school years were not exemplary and in fact he liked to tell the story of the day that he graduated. He received his diploma and his mother remarked to him as soon as she could get near him, 'Let's get out of here before they change their minds'. Lewis spent the next few years working and traveling around New England and even headed west for a time. Lewis graduated from Cooper Union Institute, June 4, 1936, B.S., Civil Engineering. He won the Physics prize 3 years in a row. Working nights and attending classes during the day, he completed the 5-year course in 4 years, graduating with honors; of about 100 who began the course the first year, only 16 graduated. He worked for Semet-Solvey, a division of Allied Chemicals who sent him to Kingston WV. He moved to Welch in 1940 and later started his own civil, mining, construction and consulting engineering business there and served as City and County Engineer, McDowell County, a position he held until his death. Lewis was a well-respected businessman known throughout the State of West Virginia and into Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. He was licensed in West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky. There are many bridges in the area that he built on which his name is engraved. He was a member of the Lions Club. He married June 19, 1937 at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Ashland KY, Doris Louise Breen (Photograph) born December 10, 1911 Jersey City NJ; baptized there December 19, 1911 St. Mary's Church. Doris was a singer, teacher and leader. She worked for New York Telephone and sang in the Bell Choir; studied piano with St. Mary’s Sisters of Charity, voice with Serafina Stralova (of the Met.), religion at St. Mary's and St. Aloysius and later at Montreat NC, where she also studied early childhood education. She taught kindergarten for 16 years in Welch at the Presbyterian Church and conducted three choirs at the Anderson Memorial Church, Stewart Street, Welch WV. They owned a home at 403 Stewart Street, Welch and his children all grew up knowing his love and his fabulous sense of humor. Doris now lives in Pompano Beach FL where she has taken up the game of golf and has won several trophies in her league at Leisureville. Born to Lewis and Doris were:

( BARBARA ANN HORNBY born December 24, 1938 Charleston, Kanawha , WV; baptized April 1939 at the First Presbyterian Church, Welch WV; a teacher and writer; married July 6, 1965 at Welch WV, Hugh Fleece Halverstadt born January 26, 1939 Atlanta GA; he was a minister and teacher - divorced 1994; and born to them were:

( PETER BREEN HALVERSTADT born July 12, 1968 Richmond VA and baptized there January 1969; LLD from the U. of Tennessee 1994; summer of 1992, he was an aide to Senator Sassor, U.S. Senator from Tennessee

( DAVID ANDREWS HALVERSTADT born December 13, 1969 Richmond VA; baptized there June 1970

( JANE LYNN HORNBY (Photograph) born October 6, 1940 Charleston, Kanawha , WV; baptized at the Anderson Chapel in Welch; lists her occupation as a researcher. [Jim - Jane is the provider of most of this information on the descendants of Joseph and Ruth (Knapp) Ferris, particularly Reynolds and I cannot thank her enough for her sharing this information with us.] Jane married October 26, 1959 in the Presbyterian Church, Millerton NY, Richard Keith Fox born July 19, 1938 Flushing, Queens, NY; Richard is a Fund Raiser, by occupation. [Jim - I will let Jane tell her story as she wrote it; see separate paper at the end of this chapter.] Born to Jane and Richard were:

( RICHARD FREDERICK FOX (Photograph) born August 25, 1960 Berkeley CA; baptized December 25, 1960, 1st Presbyterian Church, Summit NJ; graduated Groton School 1979; Harvard 1986; Richard is an English Teacher at Eaglebrook School, Deerfield MA; also Dorm Master of Bains Hall, Football Coach, Golf Coach, Hockey Coach and is head of the Photography Department. Rich shot his first deer in December, 1991 and one day later shot his second deer, which was enjoyed by the Fox Family, as some of the best venison ever. He had the head and shoulders mounted and it hung, for a while, over his fireplace at Eagle's Nest. It now resides in a new home in Cambridgeport VT, where Rich and Cindy have recently bought their 'home away from home'; own over 80 acres in rural Vermont; married June 1, 1985 at the Catholic Church, Littleton MA, Cynthia Lee Norris born November 24, 1962 Groton MA; Cindy is the Secretary to the Assistant Headmaster and Travel Coordinator for the students; she gets them all to school and back home several times during the year, making sure everyone has their ticket, and if appropriate, passport. In the spring of 1995, Richard and Cynthia were honored by the Class of 1995 at Eaglebrook when they were chosen to be the persons to whom that class dedicated their yearbook. Born to Rich and Cindy were:

( HANNAH ELIZABETH PYSHER FOX (Photograph) born January 27, 1993 Northampton MA

( BRENDEN LEWIS FREDERICK FOX (Photograph) born March 22, 1996 Northampton MA

( CAROLE DENISE FOX (Carie) (Photograph) born January 8, 1962 Bellows Falls VT; baptized December 1969, Congregational Church, Plainfield NH; graduated from Groton School 1981; She has been given a task to endure that none of us would envy. When we found out that Grady was deaf, we all shed tears and tore our hair out trying to figure out why. Carie quickly went beyond the questions and instead persistently and diligently pursued her and his options in order to find solutions. She not only finds the track for him, she, at the same time, sees to it that Charlie and Hunter are challenged in accordance with their abilities. Carol married June 18, 1983 at Groton MA, Peter Hedden Congleton born October 8, 1959 at Ayer, Middlesex, MA; a fundraiser. Before moving to Groton in the summer of 1994, Carol and her family lived in Deerfield MA, the town of her ancestors, Daniel and Elizabeth (Foote) Belden, and Benjamin and Sarah (Belden) Burt, the captives. Carie joined the faculty at Groton School in September, 1994 where she became head of a dormitory of 17 girls ages about 14-18; in 1996, that headcount grew to 40 girls. She quickly gained a reputation for strictness and fairness with warmth and a wonderful sense of humor. Her extraordinary culinary skills have become well known through her 'dorm feeds'. Peter graduated Groton School, 1978; Wesleyan, 1982. He served in the U.S. Navy, 1983-88 and the Navy Reserve, 1988-94; Lieutenant Commander, 1992. Peter joined the Alumni Office at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield MA in January 1992. On June 1, 1994, he became a member of the faculty at Groton School and the administrative offices of the Alumni/ae Affairs and Development. He works for his father-in-law and is learning the art of asking for gifts through alumni/ae estate planning. Born to Carol and Peter were:

( CHARLES FOX CONGLETON (Photograph) born September 26, 1984 Virginia Beach VA; baptized June 2, 1985 Groton School Chapel, Groton MA; a bright, engaging young man; loves baseball and football; attended the second and third grades at the Bement School, Old Deerfield MA; the Applewild School, Fitchburg MA; played soccer in the fall of 1994 and made the winning goals at some of the games. In the winter he was chosen as one of two students to represent his class in the National Geographic Geography Bee.

( HUNTER BREEN CONGLETON (Photograph) born October 19, 1987 Pensacola FL; baptized at the Groton School Chapel; a lovable, sweetheart guy; handsome, thoughtful, and caring; likes school, G.I. Joe toys and Transformers; attended kindergarten at The Bement School and is now at the Applewild School. Hunter has a quick mind and likes to memorize stories. He enjoys telling them to his friends and family. He delighted the campers at Kingsley Pines Camp (where his grandfather, Jake Congleton, is Director) with a recitation of The Big Toe and The Honey Hunt during the 1993 summer session.

( GRADY MACGREGOR CONGLETON (Photograph) born October 20, 1989 Brunswick ME; baptized at the Groton School Chapel; an extremely bright boy is a challenge to us all. “The early discovery that he was severely hearing impaired hit all of us like a ton of bricks. The tears we shed were not only for him, but also for us - and for the unanswerable questions. Grady attends the Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton MA. ‘The tears are now of joy. To hear him speaking, to see him lip-read, to know that he understands us, is to know that God exists and answers prayers.”

( ROBERT KEITH FOX (Photograph) born May 3, 1968 Mary Hitch Memorial Hospital, Hanover NH; baptized in December, 1969, Congregational Church, Plainfield NH; graduated from Portsmouth Abbey School 1987; University of Maine, Bangor. Robert's mother relays 'He always used to play tricks on me. I remember especially the ceramic frog he put into the sugar bowl and waited patiently until I came upon it which was several days later. He used to hide from me whenever he could. Once he hid in cellar window well, he stayed there even though we were getting frantic. We nearly called the police that day to report a missing child. He finally appeared with an impish grin on his face, not knowing the state we were in. Robert married, October 3, 1992, at the United Church of Christ, Jackson ME, Barbara Ann Welch born October 11, 1967 at Alexandria VA - they divorced in 1995. Until March 1995, Robb lived in Bangor ME with his cats where he worked for ServiceMaster, a professional cleaning company that cleans office buildings. They are also contracted by insurance companies to clean up after fires, floods or other disasters. In March of 1995, Robb moved to Groton MA with Anton and Edgar, his two cats, and obtained a position with Sears Roebuck & Co. with their sales force. He has shown a natural propensity to the task and takes his responsibilities seriously, displaying the Fox trait for hard work and integrity. In 1996, Robb works for NYNEX.

( KENNETH LEWIS HORNBY born June 12, 1945 Welch WV; baptized there at the Presbyterian Church; a minister and a teacher; married August 17, 1974 at Mechanicsville VA, Mary Lou Baker born there July 21, 1947; and born to them were:

( BENJAMIN JOEL HORNBY born June 30, 1977 Richmond VA

( STEPHANIE NICOLE HORNBY born April 11, 1979 Richmond VA

( CATHERINE CORNELIA REYNOLDS born February 10, 1871 Cross River and was living 1924; married September 18, 1890 at New York City, John William Woodruff who died October 18, 1871 Danbury CT; married in a double wedding ceremony with Catherine's sister Ilda and Francis Hornby. Catherine and John resided at 8 Cherry Street, Danbury CT; and born to them was:

( IRVING ROBERT WOODRUFF born July 6, 1892 Danbury CT; married August 22, 1910 Frances H. Haight born April 19, 1891 Danbury CT; resided at 8 Cherry Street, Danbury CT and born to them was:

( WELDON EDWARD WOODRUFF born November 15, 1911

( EMILY JOANNA REYNOLDS born June 22, 1872 Cross River and was living 1924; married 1st August 19, 1888 Henry Girard who died April 21, 1895 and married 2d Charles Girard, Henry's brother. Emily and Charles lived at 914 Yorks Ave., Norristown PA. Born Emily and Henry were:

( IRVING SILKMAN GIRARD born November 22, 1889 and died December 21, 1917 Norristown PA; married Mary Hampton Michoner born March 29, 1891 Swedeland PA; resided at 47 E. 5th Street, Bridgeport PA and born to them were:

( MARGARET EMILY GIRARD born October 16, 1914

( RUTH HELEN GIRARD born June 4, 1917

( LELIA LEAH GIRARD born October 14, 1891 Cross River and died there January 6, 1966; never married; spent her life in Cross River; her home was across the street from the Reynolds Family Cemetery; had quite a reputation for her many cats she kept

( DENTON DEWITT REYNOLDS born February 16, 1875 Cross River and died October 8, 1942; married December 7, 1893 Lillian Augusta Ritch born October 21, 1874 Poughkeepsie NY and died March 5, 1955 Sanobel House, Middletown CT; lived in Ridgebury and Danbury CT; and born to them were:

( DEWITT CLINTON REYNOLDS born February 8, 1895; married Dorothy L. Brady born August 30, 1892 Brewster NY; lived in Ridgefield CT and born to them were:

( NINA HELEN REYNOLDS born March 20, 1916 Ridgefield CT

( DOROTHY LOUISE REYNOLDS born September 21, 1918 Ridgefield

( CLINTON REYNOLDS born October 7, 1922 Ridgefield

( GEORGE NELSON REYNOLDS born October 17, 1899

( LILLIAN MAY REYNOLDS born September 15, 1902 and died August 28, 1980; married 1st April 12, 1925 Christopher Raymond Cole born January 1, 1904 North Salem, Westchester, NY and died 1959; known as May and Ray and they lived in Purdys NY; married 2d John Kehoe of Croton Falls NY; and born to May and Ray was:

( CHRISTOPHER RAYMOND COLE, JR., born April 17, 1927 and was living 1984; graduated from Central High School, Purdys; attended LaSalle Military Academy in Long Island; NYU, B.A.; employed at Southeast Motor Company, Brewster; during WWII he was attached to the Army Finance Center at Fort Dix NJ; became the Croton Falls Postmaster, retiring from that position March 8, 1984; was a Lieutenant in the Croton Falls Volunteer Fire Department; a member of the North Salem Boy Scout Troop Committee and Secretary of North Salem Chamber of Commerce; married 1954 Elizabeth Shay born October 25, 1932; 1960 Elizabeth was the Democratic candidate for Receiver of Taxes in North Salem; and she is very active in Community Affairs; and born to them were:

( JOHN CHRISTOPHER COLE, 'Jimmy', born April 10, 1955 Mt. Kisco NY; baptized May 14, 1955 at St. Joseph Church, Groton Falls NY

( TERENCE JOHN COLE born May 10, 1956

( KATHERINE ANN COLE born June 13, 1957

( CHRISTOPHER JOHN COLE born May 21, 1959

( LAURIE COLE born March 16, 1961

( ELIZABETH AUGUSTA REYNOLDS born February 5, 1905; married Herbert Heiser of Danbury CT and born to them was:


( CHARLOTTA JOANNA REYNOLDS born December 23, 1910; married 1st a Mr. Waters and lived in Miami FL; 1980 she was married to a Mr. Davis and lived in Hollywood FL

( WILLIAM EARL REYNOLDS born November 24, 1912 and alive after November 24, 1958, when a newspaper article from Croton Falls relates of his birthday party; married wife's name unk and born to them was:


( GIDEON WRIGHT REYNOLDS born April 11, 1877 Cross River and was living 1924; married July 4, 1911 Mrs. Ida (Reynolds) Oysterberg and they had three daughters, names unk

( CLARENCE IRVING REYNOLDS born April 29, 1879 Cross River and died there February 13, 1884 (tombstone has Clarence J.); buried Reynolds Cemetery, Cross River (Photo)

( EDITH AMELIA REYNOLDS - twin - born January 16, 1882 Cross River and died there April 30, 1889; buried there Reynolds Cemetery (photo)

( ETHEL ARMENIA REYNOLDS - twin - born January 16, 1882 Cross River and was living 1924; married April 29, 1899 Peter Van Colt Baker, of Brooklyn NY, who died 1944. Peter was the nephew of Charles E. Baker, Ethel's sister Delilah's husband. Born to Ethel and Peter were:

( ETHEL EVELINA BAKER born January 30, 1900 at Stamford CT and died July 10, 1907

( JEANNETTE BAKER born May 5, 1909 Stamford and died June 5, 1909

( LELIA LEAH REYNOLDS born December 12, 1884 Cross River and died there February 8, 1887; buried there Reynolds Cemetery

( ABRAHAM REYNOLDS born October 11, 1788 Goldens Bridge, Salem Co NY and died August 25, 1818 New Orleans LA; of yellow fever; unmarried

( SARAH REYNOLDS born September 17, 1790 Goldens Bridge NY and died October 8, 1876; married, apparently, a Mr. Reynolds and born to them was:

( MORRIS B. REYNOLDS who lived and died in Brooklyn; had two daughters

( HANNAH REYNOLDS born September 13, 1792 Goldens Bridge NY and died November 9, 1846; married Henry Avery {son of William and Ruth (Piatt) Avery} and they lived on a farm in Cross River NY

( ENOCH REYNOLDS born September 17, 1794 Goldens Bridge, Salem, NY and died May 5, 1876 Bedford, Westchester, NY; married March 20, 1817 at Salem NY, Lydia Cross Dixon (Dickinson?) born July 19, 1800 New York and died May 28, 1868; settled in Long Ridge, Bedford NY; and born to them were:

( SUSAN REYNOLDS (1818-1872) married 1st George Todd and 2d Amos Mead; and born to Susan and George was:

( EMELIE (EMMA) TODD married Edison Lawrence

( LYDIA ANN REYNOLDS born October 5, 1820; married Alanson D. Fancher who died in 1899; they had one child

( DEBORAH J. REYNOLDS born August 10, 1825 and died November 6, 1891; married Allen Mead and born to them was

( MARY ELIZA MEAD married Daniel Hunt; and born to them was:

( IRVING HUNT married name unk, but born to them were:






( ELIZA REYNOLDS born May 3, 1832 and died August 13, 1851; unmarried

( SAMANTHA BIGELOW REYNOLDS born March 17, 1828 Bedford, Westchester, NY and died November 24, 1907 Prescott, Pierce, WI; married December 31, 1850 at Bedford, John Miller born July 4, 1825 Bedford and died October 27, 1898 Prescott WI; and born to them was:

( ELIZA REYNOLDS MILLER born October 15, 1851 and died July 15, 1917; married June 25, 1873 Henry Silkman Miller born November 1, 1845 and died February 2, 1914; and born to them was:

( ELECTA SAMANTHA MILLER born October 25, 1888 Prescott, Pierce, WI and died March 26, 1967 Cincinnati OH; married November 7, 1906 at Prescott, George Edwin Hollister born there, April 10, 1884 and died March 10, 1965 Lakeland FL; and born to them was:

( MAJORY ETTA HOLLISTER born February 22, 1910 St. Paul, Ramsey, MN; married May 12, 1936 at Prescott WI, Ernst Henry Hovemeyer born July 28, 1907 Amsterdam, Montgomery, NY and died December 24, 1974 Prescott WI; and born to them was:

( ERIC ERNST HOVEMEYER born June 3, 1945 Erie, Erie, PA; author of The Descendants of Henry Miller; married April 23, 1983 at Loveland, Clermont, OH, Christine Marie Bieri born December 2, 1947 Alliance, Stark, OH and born to them was:

( MIRANDA ELIZABETH HOVEMEYER born January 4, 1986 Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH

( LOCKWOOD REYNOLDS married Mary V. Williams

( HANNAH A. REYNOLDS born September 18, 1834 and died March 31, 1837

( ALVAH REYNOLDS born September 23, 1796 Lewisboro, Westchester, NY and died May 6, 1881 Cross River NY; married Phoebe Ann Field and they lived in Cross River for 8-10 years; then moved to a farm in Scarsdale NY and later moved back to Cross River where they died; and born to them were:

( MARY ELIZABETH REYNOLDS born June 2, 1834; married 1851 John S. Wright

( ALMIRA C. REYNOLDS born October 19, 1835 and died April 20, 1916; married A. J. Allen

( THOMAS FIELD REYNOLDS born September 13, 1842 and died January 2, 1912; married 1st Emeline Minor and 2d Lulu Dutcher

( GEORGE W. REYNOLDS born March 27, 1845 Cross River NY; owned the family bible of his parents from which many dates were taken for the John of Watertown Genealogy. His home was next to the Cross River Cemetery where his Reynolds grandparents lived. He lived on the farm where he born. George married December 8, 1875 Helen Trowbridge and born to them were:

( LULU REYNOLDS born March 16, 1878 Cross River and died November 17, 1944; married May 6, 1903 at Goldens Bridge NY, Martin Todd Silkman born November 4, 1877 Cross River and died October 13, 1957; lived in Lewisboro NY; buried at Somers NY; and born to them were:

( MARTIN REYNOLDS SILKMAN born February 20, 1904 Cross River NY; married October 14, 1931 at Katonah NY, Gladys Prigge born March 22, 1907 White Plains NY and died February 26, 1986 Largo FL; lived in Katonah for 40 years and in Largo FL for 18 years. After Gladys died, Martin moved to Purdys NY. Born to them was:

( RICHARD PRIGGE SILKMAN born July 24, 1932; married August 23, 1959 at Mt. Kisco NY, Beatrice Anne Martinez and they lived on Todd Road, Katonah NY; and born to them was:

( JOSEPH RICHARD SILKMAN born September 28, 1960 Katonah NY; married August 12, 1989 at Waterbury CT, Patricia Ann Hack and they live Norwalk CT; and born to them was:

( DANIEL JOSEPH SILKMAN born December 8, 1992 Norwalk CT

( KENNETH SILKMAN born March 21, 1906 and died May 13, 1906

( THEODORE SILKMAN born May 5, 1907 and died May 16, 1907

( HELEN CORNELIA SILKMAN born July 14, 1909 Cross River and died August 12, 1987; buried at Ivandale(Ivandell) Cemetery, Somers, Westchester, NY; graduate of Drew Seminary in Carmel CA c1930; married Albert William Ritchie who died September 27, 1957; lived on Todd Road, Katonah NY and born to them were:

( DOUGLAS ALBERT RITCHIE born October 4, 1942 Katonah NY; Chemical Engineer; married September 26, 1970 at Proctor VT, Linda Ann Taranovich born September 1, 1947; and born to them were:

( SARAH JEAN RITCHIE born November 21, 1974

( TODD DOUGLAS RITCHIE born May 28, 1977

( DONALD TODD RITCHIE born May 17, 1946; married July 1, 1973 Susan Dean McRorie and lived Crandall GA

( MABEL TODD SILKMAN born April 7, 1916 Cross River; married September 24, 1944 at Katonah NY, George Vincent Austin, Jr., born September 15, 1916 Yonkers NY and died November 17, 1976; lived in Katonah and born to them were:

( JEAN ANN AUSTIN born December 24, 1948 Katonah NY; married May 18, 1974 Malte Breitlow born February 9, 1944 and died March 12, 1989; after their marriage, they moved to Phoenix AZ, then Tuscon; and born to them were:

( KARINANNE BREITLOW born February 15, 1976 – KarinAnne has provided corrected info

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