Obituaries and Biographies
Of Northampton

  

The following obituaries, biographies and grave site information has been submitted by Dave Bixby of Galway. He has spent eight years doing research in the Saratoga/Fulton county areas and has graciously given these for us to use in our researches. If you would like to see how he came about this project and his interests in it, please click here.  Many thanks to Dave.


BAKER, Charles A. (Northampton-King's Cemetery)

Information from the 1931 Fulton County cemetery records. Remains removed from the former Denton's Corners (Osborn Bridge) Cemetery in 1930. Initials only on stone. Per "Illustrated History of Montgomery and Fulton Counties", Charles was Northampton Town clerk in 1861. Listed in the 1868 Fulton County business report as farmer of 20 acres, with a Northampton PO address.


COOK, Andrew (Northampton Cemetery)

Co. D, 93rd NY Infantry. Family genealogy gives birth year as 1844. Son of Azariah Cook (1807-1884) & Matilda Robison (1814-1894). Father of William (1869-1876); Charles (1870-1901 - married Ida Baker); Archie (1879-1905); Ralph E. (1881-1944 - married Susan Laird and had 4 children); Catherine (1894-? - married George Ackley and had 2 children).

Andrew married a second time - Julia Chambers. His brothers and sisters were Buddy John; Mary (1838-1870); Phebe Ann (1842-1854); Zina (1845-?); Jason (1847-1910); Samuel R. (1850-?); and Hiram (1851-1927).


COOK, Hiram (Northampton - Cemetery Point)

Co. G, 93rd NY Infantry. The Cook genealogy gives birth date as 1851, which seems unlikely as his wife's birth date is 1840 on the headstone - and 1839 in the genealogy. The year 1851 also seems unlikely since he was in the Civil war.

Hiram and Louisa's children:
1. Edward Jason Cook (1866-1949 - who married Eliza Pelcher and had 5 children)
2. Mary Matilda Cook (1867-1886)
3. Phebe Jane Cook (1870-1943 who married Edward Deming and had 1 son. Her second husband was Charles Martin. Her 3rd husband was Albert Frank
4. Lucretia Cook (1872-1953 whom married Simon Johnson and had 4 children)
5. Jessie Cook (1874 ?)
6. Marvin Willard Cook (1876-1953 who married Blanche Schuster and had one son Gordon, then remarried Rose Edwards and had one son Millard)
7. Ira VanNess Cook (1878-1960 who married Mae Playford - sister of Marion P. Gifford - and had 5 children and many grandchildren
8. Elora Augusta (Lola? Lora?) Cook (1880 1975)
9. Silas Cook (1882-1882)
10. Lavina Cook (1884-?)
11. Alice Josephine Cook (1886-1961 who married Floyd Virgil Crannell and had 5 children).

Hiram's parents were Azariah Cook (1807-1884) and Matilda Robison (1814-1894).

His brothers and sisters were Buddy John, Mary Cook (1838-1870), Phebe Ann (1842-1854), Andrew Cook (1844-1824), Zina Cook (1845 ?) Jason Cook (1847-1910), and Samuel R. Cook (1850-?).


COOK, Lora A. (Northampton - Cemetery Point)

Genealogy gives dates as 1880-1975. Daughter of Hiram Cook and Louisa Harris. Her proper name was Elora Augusta Cook. Brothers and sisters were: Mary Matilda Cook (1867-1886); Phebe Jane Cook (1870-1943 who married Edward Deming and had 1 son. Her second husband was Charles Martin. Her 3rd husband was Albert Frank); Lucretia Cook (1872-1953 who married Simon Johnson and had 4 children); Jessie Cook (1874?); Marvin Willard Cook (1876-1953 who married Blanche Schuster and had one son Gordon, then remarried Rose Edwards and had one son Millard); Ira VanNess Cook (1878-1960 who married Mae Playford - sister of Marion P. Gifford - and had 5 children and many grandchildren); Silas Cook (1882-1882); Lavina Cook (1884-?); Alice Josephine Cook (1886-1961 who married Floyd Virgil Crannell and had 5 children).


COOK, Marvin Millard (Northampton - Cemetery Point)

Son of Hiram Cook and Louisa Harris.

Brothers and sisters were: Mary Matilda Cook (1867-1886); Phebe Jane Cook (1870-1943 who married Edward Deming and had 1 son. Her second husband was Charles Martin. Her 3rd husband was Albert Frank); Lucretia Cook (1872-1953 who married Simon Johnson and had 4 children); Jessie Cook (1874?); Marvin Willard Cook (1876-1953 who married Blanche Schuster and had one son Gordon, then remarried Rose Edwards and had one son Millard); Ira VanNess Cook (1878-1960 who married Mae Playford - sister of Marion P. Gifford - and had 5 children and many grandchildren); Silas Cook (1882-1882); Lavina Cook (1884-?); Alice Josephine Cook (1886-1961 who married Floyd Virgil Crannell and had 5 children).

Father of Gordon Cook. His second wife was Rose Edwards, and his second child was Millard Cook. (1907-1907).


DeGOLIA, Lucien L. (Northampton - Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville)

Remains removed from Beecher Hollow Cemetery in 1930 by HRRD, and moved to Prospect Hill Cemetery in Northville. Per "Historic Edinburg" by Edwards & Sterling, Lucien invested $16,000 in a Batchellerville mill to make washboards. A 30 horsepower water wheel ran all saws, planers, and other machinery necessary to cut angles and grooves in the washboards. The annual (10-man) payroll was $9,000. Annually, 15,798 dozen washboards were produced. All types of wood were used, along with 27 1/2 tons of zinc, 5 barrels of glue, and 1,000 pounds of nails. Lucien was elected Edinburgh Town Supervisor in 1874. His address was Post Office Batchellerville.


FAY, John (Northampton - Fishhouse Church Cemetery)

John Fay came from Galway Corners about 1805-6. Native of Hardwick, Mass. Raised 10 children, 7 daughters and 3 sons. He lived to the age of 82. His sons John D. Fay of Rochester, Charles H. Fay of Fishhouse, and Hiram W. Fay of Independence, Iowa were living in 1892.

"The Honorable John Fay" built a brick house at Fishhouse - the first brick building in the village - in 1809, "opposite the Osborne House". Built a store the same year, which was torn down in 1887. He also about this same time built a hotel in Fishhouse which later became a tavern, but which was still in service in 1892. (Note: Fishhouse at that time was known as Northampton Village - a name which was changed to Fishhouse only later in the middle 1900's).

John was Northampton Town Supervisor 1807-1813. One history states that he was Northampton Town Clerk 1799-1803. However Sylvester's "History of Saratoga County" states that he was GALWAY town clerk 1799-1803. This seems more possible, since he moved to Fishhouse only around 1805-6 - from Galway Corners. In any case, he was elected representative in the 16th congress 12/6/1819 - 5/15/1820, and 11/13/1820 - 3/3/1821. He was also chosen Presidential Elector in 1844. In 1813 he bought stock in the stock company formed by Duncan McMartin to build and run a woolen mill on the McMartin property.

Per "Saratoga County Communities - An Historic Perspective", he was a tanner and shoemaker.


HARRIS, Louise (Northampton Cemetery)

Wife of Hiram Cook. Hiram and Louisa had eleven children. See Hiram Cook above.


HOBERT, Olive (Northampton - King's Cemetery)

Information from the 1931 Fulton county cemetery records. Remains removed from the former Denton's Corners (Osborn Bridge) Cemetery in 1930. Much of the inscription was buried in 1931 and in 1997. HRRD records indicate the remains were removed from the former Chambers family plot in 1930.

The name Ollive is spelled with 2 l's on the stone.


HUMPHREY, Robert (Northampton)

Robert, or possibly his son was Northampton Town Supervisor in 1887. He was postmaster, Fishhouse (Northampton) Post Office in 1865 - 1884, and re-appointed in 1888. The Post Office was in his store in Fishhouse ("Robert Humphrey & Son - General Merchandise")

Either he or his son was steward of the Fishhouse ME Church in 1892, and was on the Fishhouse Masonic Lodge Finance Committee. He was a Methodist and Democrat.


HUMPHREY, Robert Jr. (Northampton)

Robert, or possibly his father was Northampton Town Supervisor in 1887. He was Fulton County Sheriff in 1880, and County Clerk in 1883.

Either he or his father was steward of the Fishhouse ME Church in 1892, and was on the Fishhouse Masonic Lodge Finance Committee.


KING, Jabez (Elder) (Northampton - King's Cemetery)

Info from the 1931 Fulton county cemetery records. Remains removed from the former Cranberry Creek Cemetery in 1930. Born in Woodstock, Vermont. "Ordained to the ministry May 5, 1810" in the Christian Church. According to Ken Shaw, Elder Jabez King held services in Cranberry Creek Christian Church for one year in 1821 following Elder Jacob Capron. Meetings were held in the homes of members. Frothingham - "History of Fulton County" - names him pastor of the 1st Christian Church of Union Mills on March 9, 1818. Another report names him pastor of Galway Christian Church - no date. HRRD records show the remains removed from Denton's Corners (Osborn Bridge) Cemetery in 1930.


ORTON, Darius Stone (Northampton Cemetery)

Dr. of medicine. Born Fairhaven, Vermont 1/7/1841.

Attended common schools, also Hudson River Institute in Claverack, NY from 1856 to the start of the Civil War. Joined Co. I, 10th Cavalry August 28, 1861 as Corporal. Served until 1865, mostly hospital duty. Apparently attended Georgetown University near Washington, DC while in service, as he was granted his diploma and MD from Albany Medical College on 12/24/1866. Settled in Fishhouse in 1869.

Member Masonic Order at Fishhouse in 1870, and by 1893 was an officer and Past Master of the Lodge. Served as county Coroner. He was a trustee and Elder of the Fishhouse Presbyterian Church in 1892.


Noted on the monument of the STRODE Family in the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Northville:

This is the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be.
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter, home from the hill.

        


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