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( MALTE BREITLOW, JR., born August 27, 1980

( MARILYN TODD AUSTIN born December 3, 1952 Katonah NY; married October 12, 1980 Robert Blacker and born to them was:

( ROBERT BLACKER, JR., born January 26, 1982

( MARILYN TODD AUSTIN born December 3, 1952 **

( ALVAH REYNOLDS unmarried

( ROSE REYNOLDS unmarried 1923

( EDWIN REYNOLDS married Miriam Gick

( HARRISON F. REYNOLDS (1892-) married 1918 Mary A. Knapp and born to them were:



( GEORGE REYNOLDS (Deacon) born December 12, 1798 Goldens Bridge NY and died there December 30, 1884; unmarried

( MARIA REYNOLDS born March 11, 1801 Goldens Bridge NY and died January 3, 1846; married Enoch Reynolds and born to them were:





( ALVAH REYNOLDS published a genealogy of the Reynolds Family in 1916 and is one of the compilers of the John and Sarah Reynolds of Watertown genealogy (Pub. 1924)



( BENJAMIN REYNOLDS born August 19, 1803 Goldens Bridge NY and died January 8, 1891; married Mary Varian and they lived in New York City; and born to them was:


( JARED REYNOLDS born c1756 Lower Salem, Westchester, NY; married March 3, 1789 at Church of Christ, Salem NY, Huldah Cross; and born to them was:

( JARED L. REYNOLDS, JR., born July 4, 1802 Cross River NY and died December 29, 1852; married Jane Worden born October 15, 1803 and died December 14, 1845 Cross River NY; and born to them was:

( JANE ANNE REYNOLDS born February 16, 1838 Cross River NY and died October 6, 1919 Wellsville MI; her mother died when Jane was 7 and her father when she was 14 leaving her an orphan; nothing is known about her years between the time she was orphaned and she married; married December 24, 1857 Nathan (Kniffen) Ganong; and born to them were several kids, one of which was:

( NEWMAN GANUN (spelling change) married Ella Jones and born to them were 4 kids, one of which was:

( HELEN GANUN (1894-) married Edward Buettner whose parents came from Prussia in Germany. Born to them were:

( EDWARD BUETTNER (1922-) was in business in India and the family moved back to the US in the mid-1960s; and born to him and his wife were 2 daughters and:

( BROOK BUETTNER born in India; lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and 3 kids. Brook is the provider of this updated information - thanks Brook!


( BENJAMIN REYNOLDS born Lower Salem NY, date unk; married May 15, 1782 at the Church of Christ, Salem, Abigail Murphy; a farmer and a Revolutionary War Veteran, who was badly wounded when his right arm was fractured by a musket ball, October 26, 1781 while serving in Captain Lawrence's Company, Colonel Drake's Regiment of New York Troops. The 1790 census shows two females and a son under 16.

( FERRIS REYNOLDS born between 1762-66 Lower Salem NY and died March 8, 1838 Bedford, Westchester, NY; married September 7, 1786 at the Church of Christ, Salem, Lydia Avery. [He may have married, second, Lavinia, maiden name unk]; all were buried in Buxton Cemetery, Bedford NY. Ferris is thought to have had a son:

( LEWIS REYNOLDS (1795-1871) married Sarah, last name unk born October 6, 1797 and died February 15, 1861; buried in Buxton Cemetery, Bedford NY

( EZRA REYNOLDS born c1760 and died (1824?) 1854 New York City; a Revolutionary War Veteran serving as a Private in Captain Seeley's Company of Colonel Drake's Regiment; also possibly in Captain Delevan's Company of Dragoons; married June 6, 1780 at the Church of Christ, Salem, Sarah Bush; and born to them was at least one son:


( SAMANTHA REYNOLDS (1763-) married October 15, 1778 A. Bigelow (another source has Samantha born c1772 and died August 1, 1834 Cummington, Hampshire, MA; married c1802 Aaron Bigelow [son of John & Mary] born April 30, 1779 Cummington and died there October 8, 1854); and born to them were:

( SAMUEL BIGELOW born and died July 7, 1803 Cummington, Hampshire, MA

( JANE RUTH BIGELOW born February 6, 1805 Cummington MA and died Wetumpka AL; married Seth P Storrs

( PORTEUS BIGELOW born and died January 31, 1807 Cummington MA

( JOHN REYNOLDS BIGELOW born April 25, 1808 Cummington, Hampshire, MA and died 1888 Washington, D.C.; Civil War Vet; 1880 physican and surgeon; married September 13,1836 at Palmer MA, Eunice Parks born May 20, 1817 Russell MA and died 1880 Washington, D.C.; and born to them were:

( JOHN PARKS BIGELOW born November 14, 1838 Palmer MA; resided London, England

( AARON SYLVESTER BIGELOW died November 26, 1842

( CHARLES EUGENE BIGELOW died March 5, 1848

( BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BIGELOW born October 30, 1847 NYC and died May 15, 1910; banker and resided in Washington, D.C., 1880; married September 7, 1869 Manie L Burr [dau of Thomas S & Lizzie R] born c1846 Washington, D.C.; and born to them were:

( FRANK BURR BIGELOW married Flora Miller

( EDWIN HAZZARD BIGELOW bon June 1, 1873

( WILLIAM LINDSEY BIGELOW born February 12, 1875

( ELEANOR E BIGELOW – not listed in all sources

( ROYSTON M BIGELOW born September 27, 1879 Washington, D.C. and died August 19, 1954 San Mateo CA; married December 17, 1902 Jessie Howe [dau of Stephen Girard & Caroline (Kerrick) Howe] born December 30, 1879 Crawfordsville IN and died June 11, 1962 San Francisco CA; and born to them was:

( ROYSTON HOWE BIGELOW born July 17, 1905 Chicago IL and died October 1, 1981 Pebble Beach CA; married December 27, 1929 Florence Cicilia Bloom; offspring

( CHARLES A BIGELOW born September 10, 1882 and died October 24, 1960 San Franciso CA – not listed in all sources

( WILLIAM BIGELOW born 1850 NYC and died in infancy

( GEORGE STORRS BIGELOW born March 30, 1852 NYC; 1880 government clerk in Washington, D. C; married February 6, 1873 Kate Towers; resided Chicago IL

( BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BIGELOW born October 16, 1811 Cummington MA; resided in Alabama; unmarried

( CLARISSA ANN BIGELOW born February 17, 1814 Cummington MA; resided in Alabama; married James Trimble

( UNNAMED DAUGHTER REYNOLDS born c1765 and married possibly a Mead

( UNNAMED DAUGHTER REYNOLDS born c1766/67; lived with her brother Nathaniel and walked to Long Island with his wife, when he was imprisoned during the Revolution

( DEBORAH FERRIS (8RLL-Q0) born (May 7) April 14, 1728/30 Greenwich. [Chaplain Ferris has a note that either Sarah or Deborah probably married Benjamin Clapp - don't think it was Sarah based on above info, so could have been Deborah.]

( REUBEN FERRIS (AFN: 8RLL-R5) born c1732 New York and died October 1, 1804 Morristown (near Elizabethtown) NJ; Sergeant, 8th Company, 4th Regiment, 1755; First Lieutenant, 5th Company, 4th Regiment, 1756; First Lieutenant, 6th Company, 1st Regiment, 1757 under Captain David Waterbury; and he served as a Lieutenant Colonel, 7th Regiment, New York Troops, in the Revolutionary War and was called Colonel Ferris thereafter. There was a Captain Reuben Ferris who had a company of Rangers at No. 4, 1757-58 – not sure if this is the same guy. Reuben married before 1760 Sarah Strong (AFN: 8RLM-B2) [daughter of Rev. Benjamin Strong who was Pastor of Stan­wich Congregational Church 1735 1767]; resided in Greenwich until at least 1774 when they were listed as members of the Second Congregational there, but removed to Frederickstown, then part of Dutchess Co NY by 1777, when he was on the tax list; a farmer; bought 140 acres in Philipse Long Lot (No. 6) on the east side of the Lot, and running west to Mill river 140 acres, being the north part of the part on which Reuben lived 1791, from Mrs. Margaret Ogilvie. On June 27, 1796, he sold 140 acres in Phillips Long Lot, Dutchess County to Solomon Fowler, and it was probably about this time that he moved to New Jersey, where he died near Elizabethtown as the result of being thrown from a horse. He died intestate. Born to them were (may be more) (sequence not according to birth):

( ANDREW FERRIS (Deacon) born June 11/15/19, 1769 (2d born) and died June 15, 1837; buried in Baptist Churchyard, Carmel NY; married 1st Nancy {maiden name unk} who died 1797 at age 20y and was buried in the old Gilead burying ground; a year later, on June 18, 1798, he married 2d Anna (Avor) (Aner?) Kniffen (1775-1837) [dau of Captain Samuel Kniffen]; Andrew was a Justice of the Peace for many years and a staunch Baptist; at one time they resided at Southeast, Putnam Co NY; and born to Andrew and Anna were:

( NANCY FERRIS born January 30, 1799; married Solomon Mead (; they resided in Spencertown NY

( LOUISA (LOUISE) FERRIS born August 18, 1801 Patterson, Putnam, NY and died September 20, 1881 Carmel (Brewster) NY; married April 29, 1820 Coles Bloomer [son of Robert & Susannah (Angevine) Bloomer] born March 2, 1795 North Salem NY and died November 27, 1854 Binghamton, Broome, NY; buried Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton. Coles was commissioned Captain in the 61st Regiment of Infantry, November 19, 1825 with rank from June 30, 1825. They moved 1838 from Kent, Putnam Co to Binghamton arriving February 11, 1838. “Coles Bloomer was always called ‘Old Captain Bloomer’. He was a good looking man, had snow white hair and was the largest person in seven counties” A family history has it that Coles won a New York lottery, took the money and with his family started West. He traveled as far as Broome County and stayed there. Born to them were:

( JAMES FERRIS BLOOMER born June 22, 1821 presumably Putnam Co and died April 19, 1900 Binghamton; lawyer?; married 1st August 24, 1843 Mary Elizabeth Tyler and 2d 1881 Elizabeth Richards; and born to James and Mary was (and possibly more):

( ROBERT FRANK BLOOMER (1844 1913) married 1876 Lue Leland (1853-) [dau of Robert Porter Leland]; and born to Robert and Lue were:


( MARY LELAND BLOOMER born San Francisco CA; married October 7, 1914 Howard Stelle Fitz Ran­dolph; they resided Bronxville NY


( HELENE ALVA BLOOMER married Adolph Ryder Dyer and born to them (may be more) was:

( CAROL RYDER DYER born January 12, 1924

( ROBERT BLOOMER born May 1, 1823 and died November 15, 1844 (1849); unmarried

( ELIZA ANN BLOOMER born October 18, 1824 and died December 15, 1858; married January 29, 1845 Solomon Aldridge; Eliza was of Union, when she married

( ALVA B. BLOOMER born April 18, 1827 and died November 24, 1891; married July 13, 1861 Julia Munsell; wholesale and dry goods merchant, Binghamton

( ELIJAH FOWLER BLOOMER born June 29, 1829 and died June 8, 1890; lawyer?; married March 1, 1853 Susan Emmeline Tyler

( ERASTUS ROOT BLOOMER born January 14, 1831 and died June 19, 1917; married October 5, 1864 Ann Houston

( JOHN WARREN BLOOMER born August 18, 1833 and died May 26, 1857; unmarried

( HELEN AUGUSTA BLOOMER born March 25, 1836 and died January 24, 1906; married May 25, 1856 Charles S. Mills of Newark NJ; Helen was ‘of Binghamton’ when she married

( HARRIET OPHELIA BLOOMER born June 1, 1838 and died October 12, 1873; married September 21, 1857 Lorenzo D. Platt (Latt) of NYC; Harriet of ‘of Binghamton’ when she married

( EDWARD MONTAGUE BLOOMER born November 27, 1841 and died July 1, 1917; married, Belle {maiden name unk} (Nevada M. Clark); served in Company G, 89th NYVI, Civil War; for Civil War history buffs: The Honorable Daniel S. Dickinson, the former Senator from the State of New York received authority on August 29th, 1861 to raise a regiment of infantry. This Regiment was organized under Col. Harrison Stiles Fairchild. The Regiment was raised in central New York, from Broome, Delaware, Livingston, Monroe, and Schuyler counties. The companies were recruited principally as follows: A, at Havana; B and H at Binghamton; C, at Mount Morris; D, at Rochester; E, at Norwich and Oxford: F, at Whitney Point; G, at Windsor; I, at Delhi; and K, at

Corbettsville. The 89th formally joined together at Elmira late in November, where they lived in barracks and where they were mustered into the service of the United States on Dec. 4th, 5th, and 6th of that 1861. The 89th, now formed and mustered, left promptly for Washington on Dec. 6, 1861. They became known as the Dickinson Guard. They traveled through Pennsylvania on two separate trains. One train was involved in an accident, but apparently without significant injury. Arriving in the vicinity of the Washington outskirts, the 89th was assigned to the Army of the Potomac in the defense of Washington. Those early days were spent establishing their camp, drilling in military fashion, and getting familiar with their weapons. They were issued muskets, not the hoped-for rifles. Most of the men had the opportunity to visit the nation's capital and many had photographs taken to send to love ones. Disease, boredom and homesickness not war, were the problems the men faced at this juncture. The men were anxious to have news of the war and even more so to have news from home. Mail call and mustering for pay were the most longed-for events, and the only other thing coming close was hoping for or dreaming about a furlough. For the 89th, the first camp out of New York, which they called Camp Clay, was not to be home for long. They were soon to leave for further south. The 89th was assigned in January 1862 to Burnside's Expedition to North Carolina. They traveled by transport from Virginia into the Atlantic to North Carolina. The journey took many of the New Yorkers on their first ocean voyages. They were nearly four weeks aboard ship, including time lying in harbor. They first were encamped near Hattaras Inlet, but late in February were ordered to move to Roanoke Island. There they established a rather comfortable camp that they called Camp Dickinson. From this base, they landed on the mainland and were engaged at the Battle of South Mills, North Carolina on April 19th. In this action there were 4 men wounded and 2 missing. After long marching in the spring conditions, including showers and a drizzling rain on their return, they arrived back in their camp feeling they were part of a victory. They remained at Camp Dickinson until July 10th when they left for Norfolk, Virginia, arriving on the 12th. This was after McClellan's failed 1862 Peninsular Campaign, and the Union armies were left consolidating their strongholds near the coast. By mid August they were on the move again. The 89th, still part of the Ninth Corps moved to northern Virginia, and encamped near Fredericksburgh. Unknown to them, they were approaching the time of their most severe fighting. This was about the time that Lee was planning his first major invasion of the North. Lee's army crossed the Potomac into Maryland in September, but readers may recall that his movements were known through the fortuitous find of the orders of movement. The 89th was among the units at the Battle of South Mountain. Here they attacked the invading Rebel Army. They had 2 killed and 18 wounded that September 14th, 1862. As the Union army followed slowly after the retreating Rebels, the 89th was along. Lee arranged his army near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and the Battle of Antietam there on September 17th resulted when McClellan finally attacked the confederate positions. This battle has the painful distinction of resulting in more American deaths and woundings in one day than ever had before or since occurred. The 89th was in the last assault of the day, and as all of the others had, it failed in the end. The 89th had losses of 18 killed, 77 wounded, and 8 missing. The following day, McClellan failed to press, Lee retreated, and the Maryland campaign was over. The 89th stayed in the vicinity, and camped near Harper's Ferry, Maryland, recovered when the rebels retreated back to Virginia. In November, General Burnside replaced General McClellan, and the 89th, which had now been under the command of Burnside since January, found themselves moving with the Army of the Potomac into northern Virginia. By the end of November they were in the vicinity of Fredericksburgh, Virginia. There on December 13, 1863, a great battle was fought. The 89th was arrayed in the Third Division (General Getty), First Brigade (Col. Rush Hawkins), and was held mainly in reserve, but a seldom-discussed event occurred on Dec. 11th involving 100 men from the 89th, one of the many heroic efforts nearly lost in history. This part in the history of the 89th will be mentioned separately below. The Battle of Fredericksburgh largely fought on the 13th, but straggling in to the 15th of December produced frightful loss for the Union Army. In all, about 12,000 Union soldiers fell that day, about 9,000 of them attacking "the wall" at Marye's Heights. The 89th had losses of 4 killed (two of these dying later from wounds), 25 wounded and 1 missing. General Burnside's only major battle was a disaster in the eyes of historians. The Army of the Potomac could muster no further serious action that winter. Burnside was disgraced and replaced. In February of 1863, the 89th left northern Virginia and moved to the vicinity of Newport News, Virginia. They were out of tents again, this time in log barracks. They were in this area until moved against Suffolk, Virginia in March. Officially, the Siege of Suffolk took place April 11 through May 4, 1863, and the 89th was involved in many aspects of this action. This included the capture of a rather large battery, known as Battery Hugar on April 19th, and a successful attack on confederate positions on May 3rd at the Providence Church Road. In the siege, the 89th had 3 killed and 10 wounded. In June, the troops were on the move again, this time to a camp near Norfolk, Virginia. From here, they were part of the 1863 peninsular movements, mindful of the defeats in the same regions the year before. By late July there was talk of the drafted men coming to fill the depleted ranks, and camp life was again routine, then suddenly on July 31st, they found themselves on board ship again, this time in the Adalaide, and ended in Charleston Harbor region. From their base on Folly Island, the unit was involved in the support of the various actions against the installations in Charleston Harbor, including Battery Wagner and the recapture of Fort Sumpter. They were in the region until later April of 1864 when they were moved back to Virginia. The movement back to Virginia landed the 89th on the southeast peninsula again. They joined the Siege of Petersburg. Between May 5th and the fall of 1864, when most of the Regiment was mustered out, there was the construction of works and there were long stretches in the rifle pits with bullets flying overhead constantly. Artillery duels abounded, and this trench warfare presaged the later ones of WW I in Europe. One soldier of the 89th wrote in July of that 1864, "I do not know what to write. It is the same here one day and samer the next. All the difference I can see is I washed my shirt yesterday and write a letter today and tomorrow I can stick my fingers in my mouth and wait for it to come night. I hear the roar of cannon the crack of rifles and the whiz of ball every day till it has become like the roar of a dam to a miller. I do not know that it is going on only noticing it if it stops for a while." During this time, the 89th 6 wounded, of whom one died. They also were involved in the Battle of Cold Harbor in June of 1864, where they suffered 3 deaths, 15 men wounded, two of whom later died, and an additional 2 missing. By August, many of the men considered their three years to be up, and were itching to get to their long missed homes. Mustering out was delayed until November for most of the original three-year men. Muster records indicate that few of the men reenlisted despite the offer of a bounty for doing so. In Company I for instance only seven of the company re-upped. The Regiment officially although the character was much changed by the loss of the hardy veterans, continued in the service in Virginia. They were present at the final assault on Petersburg, and took part in the Appomattox Campaign in April of 1865. They were apparently present at the Appomattox Courthouse on April 9th when Lee surrendered to Grant. The unit was officially mustered out of service at Richmond, Virginia on August 3, 1865, bringing to an end almost four years of toil and death for these New Yorkers in the defense of their country. Theirs was a small part in the whole aspect of the war, but for these participants of the Eighty-Ninth New York Volunteer Infantry represented some of the most profound experiences of their lives. In the aggregate, the unit losses were as follows: Killed in action: 4 officers and 49 enlisted men. Died from wounds: 2 officers and 52 enlisted men. Died of disease and accident: 1 officer and 158 enlisted men. Of those who died, 13 were in the hands of the enemy at the time of death.

Crossing the Rappahannock - December 11, 1862. The Army of the Potomac, under the command of General Ambrose Burnsides was north of the Rappahannock River, with Lee's army occupying the town and the heights just south of town. Rebel sharpshooters and artillery were arrayed to prevent the federals from crossing the river. Gen. Burnside planned to send his army across on three pontoon bridges, but laying the bridges was a formidable task for the engineers. Early on the morning of the 11th, Col. Fairchild received an order from Gen. Burnside to detail four officers and one hundred of his men to cross the river in boats, dislodge the rebels, and secure the area for the safety of the bridge construction. The four officers were: Captain Frank Burt of Company K, Captain James Hazley of Company B, Captain Seymour Judd of Company G and First Lieutenant Wellington Lewis of Company H. The men gallantly crossed the river in boats under covering fire of rifle and cannon, but facing the entrenched rebels on the southern shore. They succeeded in getting across, leaped out of their boats, and in short order captured the houses used by the sharpshooters. They captured 60 confederate soldiers and four officers in their raid. They secured the southern shore, allowing the bridge to be safely completed, and were among the earliest men occupying the town of Fredericksburgh. In the official reports, the action was highly commended. The report of General Wilcox, commanding the Ninth Corps, to which the 89th was attached, closed with the statement that the list of the 100 men involved was attached, but the attachment list has apparently never been found. A compilation was reconstructed after the war, but was never verified. Many of those who took part recalled later that Gen. Burnside promised medals to all who took part, and it is known that on the evening of Jan. 2, 1863, a letter was read to the Regiment from President Lincoln praising the conduct of the men, further fueling the talk of medals. There were, however, never any medals for these heroes.

( HENRIETTE BLOOMER born March 31, 1843 and died October 22, 1878; married October (November) 30, 1864 James P. Bigler – both of Binghamton

( MARY LOUISE BLOOMER born September 11, 1846 and died October 10, 1924 Brewster NY; married June 5, 1873 Coles Bloomer Fowler of Dykeans NY; Mary was ‘of Binghamton’ when she married


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