First Generation of the Lason family
Joseph Lason was born about Sept. 1763 in Dutchess Co., NY. He was a Private in Col. Roswell Hopkin's Regiment of the NY Militia on a list dated 5 July 1785. He died on 1 March 1836 in Duanesburg, Schnectady Co., NY3 age 73y 4m 13d.
Joseph married Apphia Mosher, dau. of Joseph Mosher and Joanna Mott. She was born on 27 Dec. 1757 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Mass.1 She died on 10 May 1825 in Duanesburg, Schnectady Co., NY3 age 67y 4m 13d.
They had the following children (and possibly more):
- James Lason was born about 1786 in New Hackensack, Dutchess Co., NY. He has a letter waiting at the P. O. in Duanesburg on Jan. 6, 1813.
1800 Duanesburg, NY 1m(10-16), 1m(26-45), 4f(under 10), 1f(10-16), 1f(26-45)
1810 Duanesburg, NY James Lawson 2m(under 10), 2m(16-18), 1m(16-26), 3m(ovr 45), 3f(under 10), 2f(10-16), 1f(16-26)
1830 Virgil, Cortland Co., NY 1m(60-70), 1f(10-15), 1f(60-70)
I suspect but have NO proof that a Joseph M. Lason is a son of James. Both Joseph and his wife Rosannah are buried in the Griffeth Cem. in Duanesburg. She d July 19, 1865 aged 66y 9m 4d. Census records of Joseph include:
1830 Duanesburg, NY Joseph M. Lacin 1m(under5), 1m(30-40), 1f(under 5), 4f(5-10), 2f(10-15), 1f30-40)
1850 Duanesburg, NY Joseph M. 52, Rosanna 52, Phebe 30, Stephen G. 13
1860 Duanesburg, NY Joseph M. Layson 63, Roxanna 61, Pheby 39
- + Joseph Lason., born about 1787, Dutchess Co., NY; died before 1840.
- + Nancy Anne Lason, born on 30 Sept. 1791, Dutchess Co., NY;4 married John Sanford Rowley, on 6 June 1805, Duanesburg, Schnectady Co., NY4; died on 22 June 1874, Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY.4, 5
- + Joanna Lason, born on 30 July 1799;6, 7 married Isaac Benjamin Gaige, in Feb. 1816, Duanesburg, Schnectady Co., NY7; died on 27 August 1833.6, 7
1790 Washington Township, Dutchess Co., NY Joseph Leeson 1m(over 16) 3f
1800 Duanesburg, NY Joseph Leeson 1m(under 10), 1m(10-16), 1m(over 45), 3f(under 10), 2f(10-16), 1f(16-26), 1f(26-45)
1820 Duanesburg, NY 1m(over 45), 1f(under 10), 1f(16-26), 1f(26-45), 1f(over 45)
1830 Duanesburg, NY Joseph Lacin 1m(under5), 1m(60-70), 1f(under 5), 1f(10-15), 1f(40-50)
Second Generation of the Lason family
Joseph Lason, son of Joseph Lason & Aphhia Mosher was born about 1787 in Dutchess Co., NY. He died before 1840.
Joseph married Ruth Hewlett who was born in 1789 in New York State.8 She died in 1869.8 She was buried in Friends Burying Ground, New Hartford, NY.8
Joseph and Ruth had the following children:
- + Rev. John S. Lason, born on 21 Sept. 1804;9 died on 12 March 1858.9
- + Mary Lason.
- Hannah Lason, born about 1806. Hannah and William Gosper were married about March 1826 in Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY. Notice of marriage is in the Cortland Observer dated 15 March 1826.
- + Silas Peter Lason, born on 20 Dec. 1806, Duanesburg, NY; married Nancy Ann Gibson, on 25 Dec. 1836, McKean Co., PA;10 died on 21 Dec. 1887, Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY.5
- James Lason.
- Peter Lason.
- Anna Maria Lason, born about 1827.
- Amy Lason was born on 12 June 1827 in Duanesburg, NY.3 She died on 11 June 1888. The Rome Citizen dated 13 June 1888 says that " Miss Amy Lason dropped dead at the corner of Columbia and State streets, Utica, New York, Monday" (June 11, 1888). She was buried in Friends Burying Ground, New Hartford, NY.8
- Daniel Lason was born on 2 Dec. 1828 in Duanesburg, NY.3
1810 Duanesburg, NY Joseph Lawson 1m(16-26), 1m(16-45), 1f(under10), 2f(10-16), 1f(26-45)
1840 Duanesburg, NY Ruth Lason 1f(5-10), 1f(20-30), 1f(50-60)
1850 Duanesburg, NY Ruth 61, Anna 23
Nancy Anne Lason, dau. of Joseph Lason & Aphhia Mosher was born on 30 Sept. 1791 in Dutchess Co., NY.4 She died on 22 June 1874 in Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY.4,5 She was buried in Schenck Hill Cem, Jasper, NY.5
Nancy and John Sanford Rowley were married on 6 June 1805 in Duanesburg, NY.4 by Jonathan Herrick, Esq., Justice of the Peace. John was born on 18 Oct. 1787 in Dutchess Co., NY.4,5 Served as a Dragoon in a Company of Light Artillery in (or from) Plattsburgh, NY during the War of 1812. He died on 30 April 1868 in Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY4,5 and was buried in Schenck Hill Cem, Jasper, NY.5
Nancy and John had the following children:
- Naomi Rowley, born on 20 Dec. 1806, Duanesburg, NY;4 married John Urial Broughton, Bath, Steuben Co., NY; died on 25 Feb. 1890, South Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY4. John was born on 12 Oct. 1792 in Winchester, Litchfield Co., Conn.
- Ruth Rosa Rowley, born on 30 January 1809, Duanesburg, NY;4 married John Laird Campbell, on 19 August 1825, Steuben Co., NY11; died on 26 Feb. 1903, Richland Twp, Saginaw Co, MI4. John was born in 1798 in Cherry Valley, Otsego Co., NY. He died on 14 Dec. 1872 in Richland Twp, Saginaw Co, MI.11
- Hannah K. Rowley, born on 1 Oct. 1812, Duanesburg, NY4. She was married to John Coller.
- John Sanford Rowley Jr., born on 6 Dec. 1814, Gorham, Ontario Co., NY;4 married Nancy VanHouten, on 14 Dec. 1834, Yates Co., NY; died on 31 Jan. 1874, Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY4. Nancy was born on 21 June 1818 in Wayne, Schuyler Co., NY.4 She died on 6 Dec. 1902 in Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY.4
- Martha (Patty) Rowley, born on 22 March 1817, Bluff Point, Town of Jerusalem, Yates Co., NY;4 died Greenwood, Steuben Co., NY. She was married to Henry Beeman and later to Elias V. Davis.
- James L. Rowley was born on 1 Jan. 1819 in Bluff Point, Town of Jerusalem, Yates Co., NY.4 He died on 14 April 1819 in Bluff Point, Town of Jerusalem, Yates Co., NY.4
- Lydia Slawson Rowley, born on 30 Nov. 1820, Bluff Point, Town of Jerusalem, Yates Co., NY;4 died on 24 Dec. 1874, Howard, Steuben Co., NY. She was married to Jesse Lee Brown.
- Dolley Emeline Rowley, born on 19 Jan. 1823, Bath, Steuben Co., NY;4 died before 1903, Wisconsin. She was married to William Scheanck who was born on 16 Nov. 1814 in Monmouth Co., NJ.
- Elizabeth Rowley was born on 18 Feb. 1825 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY.4 She died on 19 Feb. 1825 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY.4
- William H. Rowley, born on 24 Feb. 1827, Bath, Steuben Co., NY4. He was married to Clarissa VanHouten. William died on 23 Jan. 1849, South Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY4 and is buried in Schneck Hill Cem., Jasper, NY.
- Andrew Jackson Rowley was born on 7 March 1829 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY.4 He died on 22 April 1832.4
- Nancy Rowley was born on 10 July 1831 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY.4 She died on 15 April 1832 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY.4
- Silas Lason Rowley, born on 28 March 1833, Bath, Steuben Co., NY;4 married first Azubeth Lavinia McKean, on 13 Feb. 1851, Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY4. Azubeth was born on 2 June 1834 in Sylvania, Bradford Co., PA.4 He married second, Florence ----- who was born in Sept. 1852. Silas died on 28 May 1901, Warren Co., PA4.
1820 Jerusalem, Ontario (now Yates) Co., NY
1850 Greenwood, NY John H. 67, Nancy 54, Silas 17, Martha Broton 11
Joanna Lason, dau. of Joseph Lason & Aphhia Mosher was born on 30 July 1799.6,7 She died on 27 August 1833.6,7
Joanna and Isaac Benjamin Gaige were married in Feb. 1816 in Duanesburg, NY.7 Isaac Benjamin Gaige was born on 17 Sept. 1794 in Schenectady Co., NY.7 He died on 2 May 1869 in Duanesburg, NY.7
Joanna and Isaac had the following children:
- Lula An Gaige was born in Dec. 1816.6
- Walter Gaige was born on 6 Jan. 1818 in Duanesburg, NY.7 He died on 11 Nov. 1889 in Duanesburg, NY.12 He was buried in Grove Cem., Duanesburg, NY.12
- Ebenezer Gaige was born on 7 July 1820.7 He died on 3 July 1843.7
- Joseph Lason Gaige was born on 23 May 1823 in Schenectady Co., NY.7 He died on 16 Oct. 1870 in Duanesburg, NY.13 He was buried in Grove Cem., Duanesburg, NY.13
- Phebe Gaige was born on 11 May 1826 in Duanesburg, NY.7 She died in 1905.
- Joanna Gaige was born in August 1833.6
1820 Duanesburg, NY (right before Joseph Lason) 1m(under 10), 1m(10-16), 1m(18-26), 1m (45 & over), 1f(under 10), 1f(16-26), 1f (26-45), 3 engaged in agriculture
Quaker Meeting House in Duanesburg.
Third Generation of the Lason family
Rev. John S. Lason, son of Joseph Lason & Ruth Hewlett was born on 21 Sept. 1804.9 He was a Baptist minister. He died on 12 March 1858.9 He has tombstones in both the Virgil Rural Cem., Virgil, NY.9 and Bailey Cem. in Virgil, NY.
Rev. Lason was married to Nancy Anne Hurd who was born in Nov. 1802 in New York State.9 She died on 9 Nov. 1881.9 She was buried in Virgil Rural Cem., Virgil, NY.9
Rev. John S. Lason and Nancy Anne Hurd had the following children:
- Asa A. Lason was born about 1828. Described in the 1860 census of Sempronius, Cayuga Co., NY as a "Christian Clergyman." In 1870 he is listed as "Minister of the Gospel" and is living in Charleston, Montgomery County. In 1880 he and his family are living in Sodus, Wayne County and he is a teacher.
- James Lason was born on 8 April 1831.8 He died on 26 May 1847.8 He was buried in Virgil Rural Cem., Virgil, NY.8
- Alason Lason was born on 13 Jan. 1834.8 He died on 1 Oct. 1847.8 He was buried in Virgil Rural Cem., Virgil, NY.8
- John S. Lason was born on 16 August 1837.8 He died on 18 Sept. 1860.8 He was buried in Virgil Rural Cem., Virgil, NY.8
- Peter H. Lason was born about 1844. He died on 29 July 1932.8 He was buried in Virgil Rural Cem., Virgil, NY.8 In the 1920 census his is listed as being born Feb. 1848. His tombstone says born 1850. He is listed as 6 years old in the 1850 census.
1850 Harford, NY John S. 46, Nancy 47, Asa A. 22, John S. Jr. 13, Peter H. 6
1860 Harford, NY Nancy 58, Peter H. 16
1870 Harford, NY Nancy 77
Mary Lason, dau. of Joseph Lason & Ruth Hewlett was married to Alonzo Gosper and they only had this one child:
William Alonzo Gosper, born in 1827, Tompkins Co., NY;4 married Elmina S. Moore, on 28 May 1848, Jasper, Steuben Co., NY. He was a Private in Co. H, 161 NY Infantry during the Civil War. He died on 12 Feb. 1902.4 He was buried in Five Corners Cem., Jasper, NY.4
Elmina was born in 1834.4 She died in 1908.4 She was buried in Five Corners Cem., Jasper, NY.4
1860 Jasper, NY William A. (blacksmith) 33, Almina S. 26, Andrew A. 10, Hannah S. 8, George W. 7, John J. 5, Mary M. 4, Adelia D. 1
1870 Jasper, NY William A. (farmer and blacksmith) 43, Elimina S. 36, Andrew J. 20, George W. 16, John J. 15, Mary N. 13, Ada 11, Louise 9, Frank 7, Theron V. 3, Sarah A. 10m
1880 Jasper, NY William A (farmer) 55, Elmina 46, William F. 17, Theron V. M. 12, Brosia 10, Armena 7, Ernst 2, (separate family) John 25, Ella 18 (wife), William 1
Silas Peter Lason, son of Joseph Lason & Ruth Hewlett was born 20 Dec. 1806 in Duanesburg, NY. Silas never learned to read or write. His farm in 1835 consisted of only 5 acres of improved land. Silas moved back to Canisteo about 1852. On Dec. 25, 1852 he bought 50 acres on lot 8 in Canisteo for $250. He died on 21 Dec. 1887 in Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY.4 He was buried in Schenck Hill Cem, Jasper, NY.4
Silas and Nancy Ann Gibson were married on 25 Dec. 1836 in McKean Co., PA.9 Nancy (daughter of Ira Gibson and Harriet Coryell) was born on 3 May 1824 in Coopers Plain, NY.4 She died on 29 Jan. 1858 in Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY.4,9 She was buried in Schenck Hill Cem, Jasper, NY.4
Silas and Nancy had the following children:
- George Washington Lason, born on 9 July 1840, Harrison, Potter Co., PA.13 Served in Co. B, 76th NY Vol. Infantry in the Civil War. Was wounded at Gettysburg (his regiment was the first Union regiment on the field of battle at Gettysburg), captured at the Battle of the Wilderness and imprisoned at Andersonville Prison, GA. George was refered to by his granddaughter as a "colorful character." She stated that he loved people, and loved going to GAR reunions. After the war, he went down to Fort Worth, Texas and started in the business of breaking horses, and bringing them back for sale to the "eastern dudes." He probably died in a nursing home. He died on 18 March 1914 in Jinksville, Tioga Co., NY.13 George was married to Jane A. Purdy who was born on 22 Oct. 1840 and died in 1920.
- Benjamin Franklin Lason was born about 1843 in Pennsylvania. He was in Co. F, 6th NY Cavalry. He was captured near Throughfare Gap, VA on Oct. 22, 1863. In letters written to his father while serving in the Union Army, he complained that he never wrote. He died on 6 March 1864 in Andersonville Prison, GA9 and is buried there.
- James Lason was born on 25 Oct. 1845 in Steuben Co., NY.9 According to a Civil War file, James and his brother Benjamin worked for Franklin Dennis during the summers of 1859 and 1860.9 Served as a Private in Co. L, 5th US Cavalry (along with George Custer) and died on 27 May 1862 at the Battle of Hanover Courthouse, Virginia.9
- Harvey Lason, born about 1848 in Steuben Co., NY. He was a cripple according to a Civil War documents9. Harvey married Sarah A. House who was born on 19 May 1855.4 She died on 6 May 1885.4 She was buried in Jasper Village Cem., Jasper, NY.4
- John Lason was born about 1851 in Cortland Co., NY. He was killed about 1868 when a load of bark ran over him by Squire Brown's house.
- + Mary Melissa Lason, born on 12 Feb. 1853, Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY14.
- Anna Maria Lason was born on 5 August 1854, Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY.; died on 20 Dec. 1928, Jasper, Steuben Co., NY. She died on 20 Dec. 1928 in Jasper, Steuben Co., NY. She was buried in Jasper Village Cem., Jasper, NY. She was married to James K. VanSciver who was born in 1846. He died on 21 April 1902.
Silas second married Dorcas Maria Grinolds. They were married between June 1, 1859 and June 1, 1860. It was Dorcas' second marriage having been married first to Abram Kelly. Dorcas was born ca. March 1824 in Troupsburg, NY. Died 13 Oct. 1895 (age 71y 3m) in Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY. Buried in Schenck Hill Cem, Jasper, NY.
Silas and Dorcas had this child:
- Julius C. Lason was born about 1862 in Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY. He died on 18 Oct. 1926. He was buried in Willow Glen Cem. (lot 16, section 5), Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY. The Steuben Signal has a marriage notice: "Julius C. Lason of Canisteo, NY to Mary Page of Troupsburgh, NY on Nov. 11, 1883 in Troupsburgh, NY."
Census records: (after 1855 from Canisteo, NY)
1830 Virgil, NY 1m(10-15), 1m(20-29), 1f(10-15), 1f(15-20), 1f(40-49)
1835 Canisteo, NY 1m 6 cows, 2 horses
1840 Harrison, PA 1m(under 5) 1m(10-15), 1m(30-39), 1f(15-20), 1 engaged in agriculture
1850 Harford, NY Silas 44, Nacy 28, George 9, Ben 7, James 4, Harvey 2
1855 Silas 49, Nancy 32, George 14, Ben 12, James 10, Harvey 7, John 4, Mary 2
1860 Silas 53, Dorcas 35, George 20, Ben 18, James 16, Harvey 12, John 10, Mary 7, Anna 5 Matthew Kelly 12, Isadore Kelly 9, Edward Kelly 7, John Kelly 6, Catherine Kelly 4
1865 Silas 58, Dorcas 40, George 21, Ben 19, James 16, Harvey 17, John 14, Mary 12, Anna 9, Julius 3, Matthew Kelly 17
1870 Silas 63, Dorcas 45, Harvey 23, Mary 17, Anna 14, Julius 8, William Kelly 23, Isadore Kelly 18, Catherine Kelly 14
1875 Silas 68, Dorcas M. 50, Julius 13
1880 Silas 73, Dorcas 55, Harvey 32, Julius 19
First Generation of the Coryell/Gibson family
The Coryell's were French Huguenots who were driven from their homes in France by the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes and came to New Jersey, landing at Perth Amboy.
Abraham Coriell was born about 1678. He was the first of the line of Coryell's of whom we have definite record, was living as a freeholder in Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, as early as Sept. 1702, when he registered the earmark for his farm animals with Ed. Slater, Town Clerk of Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Abraham's mark was as follows: "hree slits in the top of ye rita ear; one in the top of ye ear; and a slit on each side."
At the time that Abraham arrived in the Raritan Valley, Piscataway Township had been settled about thirty-five years; but it was still a pioneer community and living conditions were much the same as when the Indians conveyed the land in that vicinity to the whites in 1664. There were few roads except mere Indian trails through the forests, suitable only for horsemen or pedestrians and often it was necessary to ford the streams for lack of bridges, such as existed being of a very primitive sort. Passengers were still carried along the Raritan River in canoes which were seen on the river as late as 1800.
Abraham and and his wife, Agnes McCourt had the following children:
- + David Coriell, born about July 1704, Piscataway, NJ; died between 1777 and 1779.
- Abraham Coriell, born about 1705, Piscataway, NJ. His wife was Catryntje VanderCourt.
- John Emmanuel Coriell, born about 1708, Piscataway, Middlesex Co., NJ; died in 1749, Lambertville, Hunterdon Co., NJ. In 1732, John Emanuel obtained a patent from George II of Great Britain which gave him permission to build a ferry on the Delaware River in western New Jersey. The document is now on file at Trenton, New Jersey. John Emanuel also bought a large quantity of land in the area on 8 Feb. 1732. John Emanuel is thought to have been the first white settler in that region of western New Jersey, arriving in the area between the years 1720-1730. He built a stone ferry house on the New Jersey side of the river and the establishment became known as Coryell's Ferry. All of his children except for the eldest was born in the ferry house.
He died in 1749 in Lambertville, Hunterdon Co., NJ. He left an estate of 1,503 acres, barns, meadows, eight black slaves, and a portion of his estate which was to be used as a burial ground for himself and his descendants.
His wife, Sarah Tunison was baptized on 3 April 1706 in Dutch Reformed Church, Somerville, NJ.
- Samuel Coriell was born about 1709 in Piscataway, NJ. He was a Tavernkeeper. He died in 1766 in Bridgewater, Somerset Co., NJ.
Second Generation of the Coryell/Gibson family
David Coriell, son of Abraham Coriell and Agnes McCourt was born about July 1704 in Piscataway, NJ. He was a Weaver and Farmer. David bought property in Piscataway in 1726. On a survey dated 9 Sept. 1730, he owns 31.25 acres in Piscataway. Then in 1735, David is a surveyor for Middlesex County. He is also listed a a freeholder on lists dated 1748 and 1750. He became a man of considerable weatlth for those times.
The home plantation of David Coryell was at Quibbletown, now called New Market, in the northwestern corner of Piscataway Township, 7 miles north of New Brunswick, almost at the meeting place of Essex, Middlesex and Somerset Counties. He owned 200 acres of land at Dunellen, a part of which is now owned by that town, and a considerable amount of land up to the mountains to the north. He was a close neighbor of Cornelius Ver Meulen or Ver Mule, a prosperous planater and a devout elder in the the Reformed Dutch Church at Raritan, who in 1735 purchased 1200 acres of land extending from the top of the "Blew Hills," an elevation locally known and referred to in early history, and being a part of the Watchung Range. Washington Rock, in Somerset County, was the western corner of the Ver Mule plantation and its eastern border was in Essex County. Beside the Ver Meulen's other near neighbors of the Coryells were the Covert, Claws, Marselis and Cadmus families, among whom frequent intermarriages occurred, making them all more or less related. Although there was a Seventh Day Baptist Church at New Market organized in 1705, all of these families, together with David Coryell and his wife Elsie and David's brothers Abraham, John Emanuel and Daniel and their wives attended upon divine worship at the historic old Reformed Dutch Church at Raritan, Somerset County, about eight or nine miles from David's home, and here each of them had children baptised. The Raritan Church, constituted March 9, 1699, by Rev. Guiliam Perthoff, was the oldest church in Somerset County and is still active. Although this was a Dutch Church a number of the male members were English or French, who had married Dutch wives, and the Coryell's were among the latter. The country on the north and east of this little community was settled by the Quakers. David died between 1777 and 1779.
The wife of David was Elsie Slecht (daughter of Abraham Hendrickse Sleght and Jannetje Van Der Hoeve), She was baptized on 29 May 1705 in Dutch Reformed Church, Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY. Witnesses at her baptism were Cornelis Slegt and Elsje van der Hoeve. She died about 1741.
David Coriell and Elsie Slecht had the following children:
- Anetie Coriell was baptized on 2 Jan. 1728 in Bound Brook Pres. Church, Bound Brook, NJ.
- Agnietje (Agnes) Coriell was born in Piscataway, NJ. She was baptized on 2 June 1728 in First Reformed Dutch Church, Raritan, Somerset Co., NJ. There are two birth dates recorded for her in First Settlers of Ye Plantation of Piscataway and Woodbridge, Olde East New Jersey by Orra Eugene Monnette (1935). The first is 8 May 1721 in a Bible record. The other is 8 May 1728 in a marriage record. She died after 28 Sept. 1782.
Agnes and Andrew Smalley were married on 26 Feb. 1747 in the Baptist Church, Piscataway, NJ. Andrew Smalley was born on 20 Dec. 1726 in Piscataway, NJ. He died before 1790 in Harris Lane, Piscataway, NJ.
- Abraham Coriell was baptized on 29 August 1733 in Bound Brook Pres. Church, Bound Brook, NJ.
- + David Coriell was born on 11 Dec. 1735 in Piscataway, NJ. He was baptized in First Dutch Reformed Church, Sommerville, NJ.
- Annetjie Coriell was baptized on 16 May 1737 in Bound Brook Pres. Church, Bound Brook, NJ.
- Moses Coriell was baptized on 25 August 1738 in Bound Brook Pres. Church, Bound Brook, NJ.
- Abraham Coryell was born on 26 Oct. 1738 in Piscataway, NJ. He was baptized on 4 March 1739 in First Reformed Dutch Church, Raritan, Somerset Co., NJ.
Abraham served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War, enlisting as a private in the Middlesex County Troops. Abraham served as a private in Captain John Phillips 1st Company, Colonel David Chambers 3rd Regiment, Hunterdon Co. Militia, N.J. Records in the office of the Adjutant General at Trenton, N.J. show that he received certificate #612, amounting to 3:12:6, for the depreciation of his Continental pay during the Revolutionary War. Abraham is said to have furnished shirts and bread for Washington's army at the beginning of the war, later becoming a Minuteman and taking part in several tours of defense on the frontier; he is also said to have been a scout for General Washington from June 19th-Dec. 15th, 1779, while the army occupied Hunterdon Co., N.J. New Jersey was the field of some of the hardest fought battles of the Revolutionary War and Washington and his soldiers were often encamped in the sections of Middlesex and Hunterdon Counties where the Coryell's lived. In the winter of 1776, also in May 1777 and again in the spring of 1778/79, his army was encamped at Middlebrook just across the line in Somerset Co. A camp at this point prevented the English from reaching the mountains on the north, to which Washington might retreat if it became necessary. A large fort was located nearby but the exact spot is unknown. Washington's army, or a portion of it, encamped at Quibbletown where David Coryell father of Abraham lived and at the Ver Meulen plantation nearby.
Abraham was a farmer and lived in Randolphville, formerly Newton, Middlesex Co., N.J. He was well known in the community, serving in the Township as a Collector in 1784, Constable in 1789 and on the Town Committee in 1802.
Abraham died on 22 Sept. 1828 at the age of eighty-four in Randolphville, Middlesex Co., NJ. He was mourned by a large scattered family of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had been born in the Royal Colony of New Jersey during the reign of King George II and died in the State of New Jersey of the United States of America during the administration of President Monroe. He was buried in the Coryell Family burying ground on his farm in Randolphville, the home plantation of his father, David Coryell, which was part of the land bequeathed him in his father's will. His gravestone may now be seen in the Baptist Cemetery in Plainfield, New Jersey.
The farm home of Abraham has since changed owners several times. The part where the family graveyard was, became the property of a German named Fred Wessels about 1880 and he took away all of the grave stones and removed all traces of the burying ground. Many of the stones were used for building purposes. Among these were those which had marked the graves of the two brothers - Abraham and David Coryell, Revolutionary soldiers, their wives and many of their descendants. An old house that stood by the road was moved back among the farm buildings for a wagon house, the walls of which were built on a foundation of tombstones from this cemetery. A carpenter, in making some repairs around the house, found a stone in the yard. Richard E. Coryell, of Plainfield, New Jersey, being notified, went to the farm and found, extending partly under one of the buildings, a well preserved stone inscribed; D.C. In Memory of David Coryell, who died Sept. 22, 1803, in the 68th year of his age. Three other large stones were found in a ditch which had been used as a watering place for horses, where they had been placed to hold the banks from caving in. They were almost hidden in weeds and mud. One was inscribed; Elisabeth, wife of David Coryell and another recorded the death of one of their sons. Another was inscribed; Sacred to the memory of Abram Coryell, who died Sept. 22, 1826, aged 90 years. A verse on the stone read; "Come look upon my grave, all of you that pass by. When one dothlive to such an age, thousands do die." These two Revolutionary soldiers, Abraham and David Coryell, were the ancestors of nearly all fo the Coryell's living in the eastern part of New Jersey.
Abraham and Esther Heath were married about 1758 in Piscataway, NJ. Esther was born on 22 Jan. 1738 in Quakertown, Hunterdon Co., NJ. Abraham and Esther had eight children. She died on 20 March 1796 in Randolphville, NJ. She was buried in Coryell Burying Ground, Randolphville, NJ.
Abraham second married Deborah Clark on 3 Jan. 1797 in Morris Co., NJ. Deborah was born on 27 July 1749 in Long Hill, Morris Co., NJ. She died on 29 April 1833.
- Emanuel Coriell was baptized on 1 June 1740 in Bound Brook Pres. Church, Bound Brook, NJ.
David Coriell second married a lady named Sarah ----- and they had the following children:
- Elias Coriell was born on 22 August 1741 in Randolphville, NJ. He was baptized on 28 Feb. 1742 in First Reformed Dutch Church, Raritan, Somerset Co., NJ. Elias was a patriot that was paid for furnishing supplies. He recieved from Joseph Lewis, Quartermaster, Morristown, N.J. certificate #785 for 160,000 Continental-dated 12 April 1780. Overseer of roads in Piscataway Twp. in 1778. Elias inherited a house in Piscataway and other lots and land at the death of his father. He died on 6 Jan. 1820. He was buried in Sterling, NJ.
Elias and Sarah Runyon were married on 27 Dec. 1763. Sarah (daughter of Richard Runyon and Jane VanCourt) was born on 14 March 1746. She died on 23 Jan. 1820. She was buried in Sterling, NJ.
- Nettie Coriell was baptized on 31 Jan. 1742 in Bound Brook Pres. Church, Bound Brook, NJ.
- Elsie Coriell was baptized on 5 June 1743 in Bound Brook Pres. Church, Bound Brook, NJ.
- Jannetjie Coriell was baptized on 9 May 1745 in Bound Brook Pres. Church, Bound Brook, NJ.
- Jane Coriell was born on 24 Nov. 1747 in Randolphville, NJ. She died on 21 Oct. 1835. She was buried in Sonora Cemetery, Bath, NY.
Jane and Cornelius Boice were married about 1763. Cornelius Boice was born in 1738. Cornelius joined the army in the early years of the Revolutionary War. In 1776, the British destroyed his home while marching through New Jersey. Cornelius died, probably in 1776 at the age of thirty-eight while serving in the war.
As her second husband, Jane married Michael Coryell (son of Samuel Coriell) who was born on 15 Oct. 1753 in Middlesex Co., NJ. He died on 25 Sept. 1812 in Tioga Co., NY.
- Susannah Coriell was born on 7 August 1748 in Randolphville, NJ. Her husband was Peter Runyan. She died in 1812.
Third Generation of the Coryell/Gibson family
David Coriell was born on 11 Dec. 1735 in Piscataway, NJ. He was baptized in First Dutch Reformed Church, Sommerville, NJ. David inherited the family plantation at the death of his father. He died on 23
Sept. 1803 in Randolphville, NJ. He was buried in Coryell Burying Ground, Randolphville, NJ (on the farm
owned by his brother Abraham).
David and Elizabeth Whitehead were married about 1755. Elizabeth Whitehead was born on 19 June 1737. She died on 22 March 1813 in Piscataway, NJ. She was buried in Coryell Burying Ground, Randolphville, NJ.
David Coriell and Elizabeth Whitehead had the following children (and poss. more):
- Elisha Coryell was born on 19 Sept. 1756 in Piscataway, NJ. Married first Mary Covert and
second Nancy Dunn. He died on 3 Oct. 1848 in Dunellen, Middlesex Co., NJ.
- Rachel Coryell was born on 12 Nov. 1759 in Piscataway, NJ. Married first Cornelius Boice and second Clarkson Shotwell. She died on 3 Sept. 1827. She was buried in Boice plot, Piscataway, NJ.
- David Coryell, born on 6 June 1762, Piscataway, NJ; married Sarah Miller, in 1789; died on 20 April 1836, New Market. Middlesex Co., NJ.
- Elsie (Alice) Coryell was born on 11 Jan. 1765 in Piscataway, NJ. Married Clawson Dunn. She died on 18 Feb. 1826. She was buried in Baptist Cem., Samptown, Middlesex Co., NJ.
- + Samuel Coryell, born on 24 July 1767, Piscataway, NJ.
- Elizabeth Coryell, born on 5 March 1770, Piscataway, NJ; married Ephraim Runyon, on 27 Sept. 1788; died on 19 May 1860.
- Susanna Coryell was born on 18 June 1772 in Piscataway, NJ. Married Enos Runyon. She died on 23 Sept. 1854.
- Isaac Coryell, born on 7 March 1775, Piscataway, NJ; married Mary Smally, on 24 Nov. 1802; died on 22 Sept. 1828.
- Abraham Coryell was born on 21 Sept. 1780 in Piscataway, NJ. He died on 15 August 1800.
Fourth Generation of the Coryell/Gibson family
Samuel Coryell was born on 24 July 1767 in Piscataway, NJ.
Samuel Coryell and his wife, Mary Ann Francis had the following children:
- + Harriet Coryell, born on 4 June 179615; married Ira Gibson,.
- Francis Coryell, born on 18 March 1800, New Jersey; married Maria Gibson, in 1821; married Mary Roberts, on 3 August 1864; died on 13 Sept. 1875, Jennings, Ind..
- Elizabeth Coryell, born in 1802; married Alfred Goodwin, in 1827, Pulteney, Steuben Co., NY; died in Feb. 1830. In History and Directory of Yates County, NY (1873) by Stafford C. Cleveland (page 1065) it says; "She perished by drowning, with her only child, in Lake Keuka. They were on a visit to his brother-in-law, Ira Gibson, at Gibson's Landing in Pulteney. Gibson's wife was Harriet, daughter of Samuel Coryell. It was in February and the husbands put their wives, with each a young child, in a cutter, on which they raised a sail for a ride on the frozen Lake. Crossing toward the east side, ice broke through as the men pushed the cutter, and Mrs. Goodwin and both children were drowned."
1820 Covert, Seneca
Co., NY (2m under 10), 1m (over 45), 2f(10-16), 1f(over 45)
1830 (p. 238) Barrington, Yates Co., NY 1m(5-10), 1m(60-70), 1f(60-70)
Fifth Generation of the Coryell/Gibson family
Harriet Coryell, daughter of Samuel Coryell & Mary Ann Francis was born on 4 June 1796.15 She died on 13 May 1846.15 She was buried in Glenview Cem., Pulteney, NY.15
Harriet Coryell and Ira Gibson were married about 1815. Ira was born on 16 October 1796 in Pulteney, Steuben Co., NY.15
In Historical Gazetteer of Steuben County, New York, with Memoirs and Illustrations (1894) by Millard F. Roberts (p. 535-536) it says: "Ira Gibson came from between Seneca and Cayuga lakes in 1821, and after a residence of one year in the town of Reading came to this town and settled above Gibson's Landing." Then Landmarks of Steuben County, New York (on page a30) says that Ira was born in Schuyler Co., NY.
Ira was a farmer. In 1825 his farm had 20 acres of improved land, 5 cattle, 70 sheep, and 2 hogs. He died on 14 August 1884.15 He was buried in Glenview Cem., Pulteney, NY.15
Harriet Coryell and Ira Gibson had the following children:
- George Gibson was born on 1 Sept. 1817 near Ovid, Schuyler Co., NY. He died on 4 Sept. 1898. He was buried in Glenview Cem., Pulteney, NY.15 He was married to Mary Ann Leary who was born on 1 Sept. 1812. She died on 21 Nov. 1870. She also was buried in Glenview Cem., Pulteney, NY.15 George then married Arvesta Bailey.
Adelaide Gibson was born in 1819. She died in 1889. Her husband was Odle C. Cross born in 1827 and died in 1909. They are both buried in Glenview Cem., Pulteney, NY.
- ----- Gibson was born between 1820 and 1825.
- Samuel Gibson was born in 1824 in New York State. He was a boatman. Died in 1900. He was buried in Glenview Cem., Pulteney,
- + Nancy Ann Gibson, born on 3 May 1824, Coopers Plain, NY.
- ----- Gibson was born about 1824/25.
- Warren Gibson was born about 1830 in New York State. He was in Co. A, 161 NY Vol. in the Civil War and died on 13 February 1863. He was buried in Glenview Cem., Pulteney, NY.
- Betsey Jane Gibson was born on 15 June 1834 in New York State.15 She died on 15 June 1885 in Pulteney, Steuben Co., NY.15 She was buried in Glenview Cem., Pulteney, NY where her tombstone says she is Jennie, wife of J. W. Fenton.15
- John Gibson was born in 1836 in Steuben Co., NY.15 Was in the Civil War as a 1st Lt. in Co. A, 161 NY Vol. He died in 190915 and was buried in Glenview Cem., Pulteney, NY.15 He was married to Christene Keegans who was born in 1836.15 She died in
192315 and was also buried in
Glenview Cem., Pulteney, NY.15
- Judson H. Gibson was born in 1838 in Steuben Co., NY.15 He was in the Civil War in Co. I, 134th NY Vol. He died in 191915 and was
buried in Glenview Cem., Pulteney, NY.15
Census records (all from Pulteney, Steuben Co., NY)
1825 5 males, 2 females, 1 voter, 1 male born in last year
1830 3m(5-9), 1m(10-14), 1m(30-39), 1f(10-14), 1f(30-39)
1840 2m(under 5), 1m(5-9), 3m(15-19), 1m(20-29), 1m(40-49), 1f(5-9), 1f(40-49)
1850 Ira 59, Samuel 30, Sally (wife of Sam) 25, Warren 20, Betsey 18, John 14, Judson 12
1855 Ira 59, Catherine 57, John 18, Judson 16
1860 Ira 61, Caroline 52, Judson H. 22
1865 Ira 68, Caroline 56, Judson H. 26
1870 Ira 74, Caroline 60
1875 Ira 78, Caroline 66
One Generation of the Mosher family
Joseph Mosher, son of Joseph Mosher and Mehitable Smith was born on 8 June 1730 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Mass.1 He died on 6 Nov. 1769 in Nine Partners, Dutchess Co., NY.1 Everyone in this family were Quakers.
Joseph Mosher and Joanna Mott were married on 9 Oct. 1751 in Dartmouth, Mass.1 Joanna Mott (daughter of Adam Mott and Apphia Hathaway) was born on 27 Jan. 1729 in Dartmouth, Mass.1
They had the following children:
- Eliakim Mosher was born on 9 Sept. 1752 in Dartmouth, Mass.1 He died about Dec. 1752 in Dartmouth, Mass.1 age 3m 13d
- Comfort Mosher, born on 14 March 1754, Dartmouth, Mass.1; married David Caswell, on 27 Oct. 1774, Dartmouth, Mass.2
- Abraham Mosher was born on 26 Jan. 1756 in Dartmouth, Mass.1 He died about April 1759 in Dartmouth, Mass.1 age 3y 2m 16d
- Apphia Mosher, born on 27 Dec. 1757, Dartmouth, Mass.1; died on 10 May 1825, Duanesburg, Schnectady Co., NY3.
- Susanna Mosher, born on 15 April 1760, Dartmouth, Mass.1; married Ebenezer Baker, on 27 March 1783, Dartmouth, Mass.2.
- Eliakim Mosher was born on 22 June 1762 in Dartmouth, Mass.1
- Abraham Mosher was born on 24 August 1764 in Dartmouth, Mass.1
- Nathaniel Mosher was born on 15 Dec. 1766 in Dartmouth, Mass.1
- Mary Mosher was born on 2 Jan. 1769 in Dartmouth, Mass.1 She died on 3 Nov. 1769 in Dartmouth, Mass.1
- Microfilm record of Duanesburg Monthly Meeting records, from Society of Friends at Duanesburg, NY, (LDS film number 0017386).
- Records of the Society of Friends, Dartmouth Monthly Meeting, Dartmouth, MA.
- DAR Bible Records in the New York State Library, Vol 100, pages 119 - 122; (submitted by Leora Wilson Drake of Kanestio Valley Chapter of N.Y.S.D.A.R., Canisteo, NY).
- Cemetery records from Painted Hills Genealogical Society, online [http://www.paintedhills.org], accessed March 2009.
- Letter from Mrs. Thomas (Jennifer) Gensler (46 Cedar Lane, Scotia, NY 12302) to Leora Wilson Drake, Aug. 1974; held by Kanisteo Historical Society (Canisteo, NY).
- Clyde V. Gage (63 Main St., Worchester, NY), William Gage of Freetown, Mass. and his Descendants (1964), page 19.
- Oneida County GenWeb, Betty Carpenter-McCulloch online [http://oneida.nygenweb.net/], accessed March 2009.
- Virgil Rural Cemetery, Virgil, NY, Cortland Co., NY GenWeb online [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycortla/], accessed 7 March 2009.
- Pension file for Silas P. Lason for Civil War deaths of two sons Location: National Archives (File #186124 deals with death of James).
- Letters from Robert W. Christopher (1945 Prospect St., Saginaw, MI 48601) to Richard T. Halsey, Dec. 1982; held by Richard T. Halsey (38 Willmae Rd., Rochester, NY 14616). Last correspondence Dec. 1982.
- William Gage of Freetown, Mass. and his Descendants, page 29.
- Ibid., page 30.
- Correspondance with Larry Wehrle Oct. 1997.
- Death certificate.
- Visit to Glenview Cem. and Old Presbyterian Cem. in Pulteney, NY on 27 July 2002.
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