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FIFTH REPORT OF THE NATIONAL SOCIETY
OF THE
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
OCTOBER 11, 1901 TO OCTOBER 11, 1902

"Home and Country."
Approved by the National board of Management, February 4, 1903.
March 2, 1903. - Referred to the Committee on Printing and ordered to be printed.
WASHINGTON: GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE. 1903
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KANISTEO VALLEY CHAPTER
Pages 231 thru 234



     Kanisteo Valley Chapter, of Hornellsville, 52 members, received a material increase in membership during the year just past and devoted its attention to historical study and parliamentary law.
     Thirty dollars were offered in two series of prizes for historical essays written by pupils of the public schools, one to the Hornellsville High school, the other to the district schools of the third school commissioner's district of Steuben County, comprising the towns of the upper Canisteo valley and western Steuben County.
    The June meeting of the chapter was made a social function in honor of these prize winners and contestants, and the prizes were awarded at that time.
    A copy has been secured of a part of the old journal and account book kept by Capt. John Jamieson during the Revolution.
     So many Revolutionary soldiers found their last resting place in the Upper Canisteo Valley that the erection of a suitable memorial to them has been undertaken and will soon be completed. On Memorial Day, 1902, these Revolutionary patriots were included for the first time in the regular memorial service, the "roll of honor" being read by a representative "daughter of the American Revolution."
    In addition to the list of Revolutionary soldiers included in the report for the year ending October 11, 1901, the following names have been verified, principally from town and county histories:
     Abbott, James, capt.: came from Wyoming to the Canisteo Valley and settled near Arkport about 1806. His tombstone bears the following inscription: "To the Memory of James Abbott, one of the patriots of 1776, who died May 2, 1830. Aged 77 years." (See also an Historical Sketch of Arkport, written by William Hurlbut, printed in the Canisteo Valley Times in 1876.)
     Baker, Samuel, capt.: was a native of Connecticut; when 15 years of age he was taken by the Indians and remained a prisoner till released by the surrender of burgoyne at Saratoga; afterwards enlisted in Colonel Willett's corps and served for a time in the Army; died in 1842; buried near Cameron. (See also Historical Gazetteer of Steuben County, edited by Millard F. Roberts.)
     Bennett, David: came from Orange County, N. Y., to Howard, Steuben County; during the Revolution he served as a private in Van Rensaelaer's regiment, De Garmo's company, New York Line.
     Bennett, Ephraim, sr.: came, with his son David, to Howard, Steuben County; during the revolution he served as a sergeant in Hathorn's regiment, McCamly's company, New York Line. (For record of these two Bennetts see History of Bennett, Bentley, and Beers families, by S. B. Bennett.)
     Brown, Elisha: one of the twelve associated in the settlement of the Canisteo Valley and a pioneer of the town of Hornellsville; served as a private in Wessenfel's regiment, Dodge's company, New York Line. (See Histories of Steuben County and Archives of the State of New York; The Revolution, vol. 1.)
     Carey, Nathan: born in Bonds Bridge, Dutchess County, N. Y. in 1755, moved to Wyoming, Pa., in 1769; was in the battle of Wyoming, July 3, 1778; died at Arkport, N. Y., in 1835. (See Historical Sketch of Arkport, by William Hurlbut, printed in the Canisteo Valley Times in 1876.)
     Conderman, Adam: buried in the "Old Dutch Street Burying Ground" at Fremont; was a soldier in the war for Independence, and when very young was detailed to guard Fort Willett, which was built by Colonel Willett upon a rise of ground on the farm of Marcus Conderman, father of Adam. (See Historical Gazetteer of Steuben County, by Millard F. Roberts. His record of service is also found in New York in the Revolution.)
     Conderman, John I.: also buried in the "Old Dutch Street Burying Ground" at Fremont; has inscribed upon his tombstone, "Lt. John I. Conderman of the War of the Revolution." (His record of service as John Conderman, by which name family tradition says he enlisted, is also found in New York in the Revolution.)
     Corey, Joseph: came from near Berwick, Pa., to Arkport, N.Y., and is buried near Almond, N.Y.; was in the Wyoming massacre in what was known as the "Boy company;" he was then 16 years of age, and escaped unhurt, while his father and three brothers were slain. (See Historical Sketch of Arkport, above referred to. His name is found on the roll of Capt. John Franklin's company, Wyoming Valley, Pa., 1780.)
     Crosby, Reuben: one of the pioneers of Hornellsville, was a private in Dubois's regiment, Lee's company, and quartermaster in Field's regiment, New York Line. (See Histories of Steuben County and Archives of the State of New York; The Revolution, vol. 1.)
     Doty, Levi: born in Basking Ridge, N.J., October 17, 1755; died at Dotys Corners, Steuben County, N.Y., October 1, 1839; was a private, minute man, Somerset County, New Jersey Militia, and also artificer in quartermaster-general's department. (Genealogy of the Descendants of Edward Doten, of the "Mayflower.")
     Hallett, Nathan: came to Canisteo from Orange County, N.Y., about 1800; served as a private in Wessenfels's regiment, Westfall's company, New York Line, Revolutionary war. (See Histories of Steuben County and Archives of the State of New York; The Revolution, vol. 1.)
     Holliday, Amos: buried at or near South Dansville, was in the war of Independence, and at Yorktown, Va., when the British surrendered to General Washington. (See Historical Gazetteer of Steuben County, by M. F. Roberts.)
     Kruzen, Richard: came from New Jersey to Greenwood, Steuben County, N.Y.; was a soldier of the American Revolution, New Jersey Line; buried at Greenwood, N.Y. (See Landmarks of Steuben County, by Hon. Harlo Hakes.)
     Lemon, William S., maj.: born in Lancaster, Pa., in 1760; about 1815 he came to South Dansville, N.Y., where he died March 22, 1845. "He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, where his bravery and intense devotion to the cause won for him the rank to which he attained, that of Major." Was also a pensioner. (See History of the Lemon Family.)
    Mallory, Nathaniel: born in Vermont about 1752; was an ardent patriot, serving in the battles of the Revolution, and was wounded in the service; buried at Troupsburg, Steuben County, N.Y. (See Historical Gazetteer of Steuben County, by M.F. Roberts.)
     Mead, Enos: born June 5, 1761, died September 5, 1818; came from Connecticut to Greenwood, Steuben County, N.Y., in 1828; was a soldier in the Revolutionary war; buried at Greenwood, N.Y. (See Landmarks of Steuben County, by Hon. Harlo Hakes.)
     Morris, Andrew, lieutenant-master: born at Branford, Conn., September 22, 1749, and died at Canisteo, N.Y., September 22, 1820; was a lieutenant-master in the Navy, war of the American Revolution, and served during the entire war; was taken prisoner seven times and exchanged. (See his widow's pension papers in possession of his descendants.)
     Rice, Samuel: born about 15 miles from New Haven, Conn., and when but 15 years of age entered the war of the Revolution and served about six months; removed to Troupsburg, N.Y., in 1805, where he died.
     Simpson, Andrew: died in Jasper, Steuben County, N.Y., about 1847, aged about 83 or 84 years; was a Revolutionary soldier, having taken part in the battle of Bennington when but 16 years of age.
     Sterns, John: born at Worcester, Mass., and died at Canisteo, N.Y., aged 96 years; during the war of the Revolution, while yet a boy, he drove a team, carrying ordinance and commissary stores from Worcester to Boston.
     Towsley, Amos: born in England December 8, 1756, and emigrated to America when a young man; served as a soldier in the Revolutionary war; died May 3, 1832, and was buried in Jasper Five Corners Cemetery, Steuben County, N.Y.
     Wright, Jesse: died at Troupsburg, Steuben County, N.Y.; was in seven campaigns of the Revolutionary war; was a Lexington, White Plains, and Bennington. For record of the above five men see Historical Gazetteer of Steuben County, by M. F. Roberts.