Submitted by Mary
Ann Mackey-Wisor, 2003.
1. ALFRED1 LINCOLN was born Abt. 1790 in Conneticut. He
married NANCY SCOTT Abt. 1805. She was born Abt. 1790 in New York.
Notes for ALFRED LINCOLN:
In a History book on the history of Westfield found in the
Patterson Library it gives a description of pioneer homes before
1830. Yo cook spare ribs, duck, or turkey they hung by a tow
string before the open fire, with an iron vessel underneath to catch
the drippings from which the cook would baste the meat with a ladle or
a spoon. The tow string would be whirled so that all parts might
get the direct heat of the blazing fire. Plain Roast potatoes and
salt was often a meal for the entire family. In the fall of the
year would always be seen long rows of pumpkin cut round strips a half
inch thick hung on poles fastened to beams overhead to dry. This
pumpkin was all they had for pies and dessert until the apples were
ready the next summer.
The windows of the log house were usually made of single sash of
six or nine lights of seven by nine inch glass. The hinges and
latches of the door were of wood. The door was opened from the
outside by a string passing through a gimlet hole and fastened to the
latch on the inside. A person not a member of the family, wishing
to enter, would rap with his knuckles on the door; on hearing the
invitation "come in" he would pull at the latch string to enter.
If the family were eating a meal for the stranger was always made
welcome to a place at the table.
The gun was also the chief means of supplying the family with
meat, for the most part from the deer that roamed through the
forest. During the winter venison hams could be seen in nearly
every cabin, hung on wooden pins around the huge chimney or from the
beams overhead. No better dried meat was ever served kings, and
when fresh, it was as good as beef or pork. The early settlers
around Lake Chautauqua also depended for food on the fish which they
caught around the lake with hooks, or in their canoes at night with
pine torches and spears. Chautauqua Lake was often called the
"meat barrel" of the pioneers who settled on or near its shores.
It was not unusual for a couple of men to capture two hundred pounds or
more of pickerel or bass in a single night.
The early settlers in Chautauqua County did not live in bark
covered cabins for very long. As soon as the county became more
thickly settled and sawmills could be built, ;log cabins took their
place. And it was not long before frame buildings replaced the
It took three or four hours of an afternoon to build a log
house, after the logs were ready. Straight trees of the same size
were selected from the forest and drawn to the place where the house
was to stand. The neighbors were invited to the "raising" and all
made it a religious duty to attend. The foundation was four logs
the size of the building, laid upon the level ground. When this
was done, four the best axmen each took a corner and cut a saddle and
notch to hold the logs in place as they were rolled on skids to
the right place in the building. The houses were usually made a
story and a half high, the upper story being the sleeping room of the
family. This was reached by a ladder or pins driven into the logs
in the wall of the house, and occasionally by rough board stairs.
When the body of the house was up, the logs were cut away for
the doors and windows, and the floor laid with rough boards. The
space between the logs was filled with split pieces of wood and
plastered with mud. The roof was made of pine shingles.
1820 Census in the town of Chautauque #45 Alfred Lincoln.
He had two free white males under the age of 16. One free white
male over 26 and under 45. One free white female under the age of
6. One free white female over 26 and under 45. One person engaged in
According to Molly Lincoln in a letter dated 12-26-1998. they
moved to New York from Connecticut. Her parents took a trip to
Connecticut and found the old homestead.
Children of ALFRED LINCOLN and NANCY SCOTT are:
2. i. DAVID2 LINCOLN, b. July 01,
1810, near Attica, Genesee County, New York; d. April 11, 1908, At the
Home of Newton Lincoln, Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York.
ii. LINCOLN, b. Bef. 1810.
iii. LINCOLN, b. Abt. 1814.
2. DAVID2 LINCOLN (ALFRED1) was born July 01, 1810 in near
Attica, Genesee County, New York, and died April 11, 1908 in At the
Home of Newton Lincoln, Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York.
He married (1) MARGARET CROSCUP February 06, 1836 in Mayville,
Chautaqua County, New York. She was born November 09, 1815 in
Near Delhi, Delaware County, New York, and died February 05, 1891
in Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York. He married (2) BARBARA
DIBBLE 1895. She was born August 1839 in England, and died 1929
in Westfield Cemetery, Chautauqua County, New York.
Notes for DAVID LINCOLN:
The 1900 Census has him living with his son Perry and his second
wife Barbara. David could not read or write. It states that his
father was born in Conneticut and his mother in New York.
Davids birth and death dates were written in Florence Strain
Griswald's (Mary Lincoln's granddaughter) diary according to her
daughter Sharon Walters in a letter to Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor dated
October 25, 1984. "David Lincoln July 1st, 1810 - April 11, 1908."
Mary Lincoln Vancise obituary (David Lincoln's daughter)
from the Westfield Weekly Newspaper states that he died in 1906
and was almost 96. He moved to Chautauqua with his father in
David's family can be found in the New York Census 1855 in
the Town of Chautauqua, Chautauqua County, New York. In the New York
State Census of 1855 for the town of Chautauqua in Chautauqua County
New York is the following information: Number 228. It includes
the head of the household, the wife and the children, Name, Age,
Birthplace, and years of residence. ( This is in his
file.) Lincoln, David 42, Genesee; Margaret 38,
Delaware; Nancy Jane 18, Chautauqua; Alpheus 17, Chautauqua;
Harrison 15, Chautauqua; Perry 12, Chautauqua; David Bird 10,
Chautauqua; Mary H. 6, Chautauqua; Julia Anna 2, Chautauqua.
David Lincoln's last will and testament Decree on Probate Volume
20; page 614." He died in April 1908 from the village of
Mayville. At the time of his death his wife name was Barbara
Dibble of Mayville. Children David B. Lincoln of Sherman, New
York; Mary Cochran of Westfield, New York. The Grandchildren
Samuel W. Coux Mayville, New York; Matthew Brooks Asheville, NY; Bertha
Maxwell Grove City, Pa; Mrs. F.J. Winter Westview, Pa; Charles
McCandless, Mars Pa.; Jesse McCandless Bellview, Pa.; Will McCandless,
Bellview, Pa.; John McCandless, Westfield, New York; and Hugh
McCandless residence unknown, Newton Lincoln."
Elizabeth Croker Chautauqua Historian states that the following
are buried in the Sherman Cemetery. "David Lincoln 7-1-1810 --
4-11-1908; Margaret, wife 11-9-1815 -- 2-5-1891; Alfred son 1839
-- 1860 21 years; Baby 18 -- 1885; Milton 1892 -- 1895."
Another date for his death is 4-11-1908 found in papers
belonging to Dorothy Morehouse Mackey. (His daughter Mary
Lincoln's great granddaughter). His twelve room house is located
at 156 Chestnut Street.
According to Molly LIncoln Duchaine on a vist by
Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor and Dorothy Shaffer on 11-11-2001. "David
had at least 200 acres at the time of his death. Harrison got the farm
in Mayville as well as the house on Elm Street in
Westfield. Mary got the house on Chestnut Street."
There is a copy of the last will and testament of David
Lincoln in Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor's file cabinet. Clayton
Bannister was to be executer but had passed away so the job went to
Harrison Lincoln. He took the oath of June the 8th, 1908.
It list his grandchildren that are of full age; Samuel W. Coux,
Mayville New York; Matthew Brooks, Ashville, New York; Bertha Maxwell
Grove City, Pennsylvania; Mrs. T. J. Winter, Westview,
Pennsylvania; Charles McCandless, Mars, Pa.; Will McCandless, Jesse
McCandless, Bellview, Pennsylvania; John McCandless, Westfield, New
York; and Hugh McCandless, residences unknown.
"Last Will and Testament Volume 16, Page 371. It is
written in the handwriting of his grandson Newton Lincoln according to
Molly Duchaine. I, David Lincoln of the town of Chautauqua County of
Chautauqua State of New York, do make, ordain, publish and declare this
to be my last will and testament in manner and form following that is
to say: First: after all My just debts if any and all my
funeral expenses are paid in full, them I give and bequest to my wife
Barbara Lincoln one thousand dollars in money also give and bequeath to
my said wife Barbara two Promisory notes one of one hundred dollars and
one of fifty dollars said notes are signed Barbara Dibble made and
executed before she married me. She my said wife Barbara to
except and have the above bequest in place of her dower interest
in my estate at my death. I further give
and bequeath to my said wife Barbara all the household goods of every
name and nature that I may owne at my death, also give and bequeath to
my said wife Barbara one buggy and harness.
Second: I give and bequeath to my son Perry Lincoln the
use and income of my farm of about 65 acres of land situated in the
town of Chautauqua, County of Chautauqua State of New York, said farm
is known as the Whiteside and Wills Farms and now owned by me, for and
during his life time excepting and reserving therefore from the use of
the north west room on first floor at this time occupied by me also one
half of the room above the lower room with access to and from to my
wife Barbara Lincoln she to have full control and use of same for and
during her life time. I further strictly forbid my son Perry or
any other person cutting and live Timber on said lands during the life
time of Perry Lincoln. I further direct that my son Perry Lincoln
shall pay all taxes on said lands annual and keep all the building and
farm in good repair.
After the decease of my said son Perry Lincoln, then I shall
give and bequeath and devise to my grand children excepting from said
grandchildren Minnie Strain and Clara Golden the last two named are
children of my daughter now Mary Cochran(e), the said Minnie and
Clara are not to have nay share in the farm above described of about 65
acres being the same farm my said son Perry Lincoln has use and income
of during his lifetime. Each of Said grandchildren to share
equally in the division of said 65 acres excepting Minnie Strain and
Clara Golden which last tow named will not receive any Share whatever
in Said lands.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Cochran(e) the use of
the income of about 20 acres of land situated In the town of Westfield
New York said land adjoins Lester Stone on his south line, and being
the same lands now occupied by her and during her lifetime, strictly
forbidding her or any person cutting and live timber on said lands
during her lifetime also I direct that she my daughter Mary shall pay
all the taxes against said land annually and not incumber the said land.
After the decease of my daughter Mary Cochrane I give and
bequeath to my grandchildren each to share equal in the said lands
above described excepting Minnie Strain and Clara Golden which last two
grandchildren named do not receive any share in said lands whatever but
all other grandchildren to share and share alike in in division of said
land or the proceeds of the sale of said lands.
I give and bequeath to Fanc E. Bannister daughter of Geoge T
Jewett one hundred dollars, the same being for services rendered by her
father which I have not properly paid. I give and bequeath to my
son Harrison Lincoln my gold beaded cane.
I give and bequeath to my grandson Newton Lincoln my gold watch
I give and bequeath to my Elnora Northway a certain bond and
mortgage of one hundred and thirty dollars with all interest on said
mortgage due and unpaid at my death said mortgage was made by Northways.
I hereby direct my executor to invest one hundred dollars in
good securities and
pay the interest received on said sum annually to keep my Cemetery Lot
in Sherman in good repair, this bequest to be continuous.
I give and bequeath to my children who are living at my death
the use and income of the residue and remainder of all my real and
personal property of whatever kind and nature that I may owne at my
death which I have not disposed of by this will they each to
share and share alike in the said use and income of said residue as
above stated. It is further directed in this bequest that at the
death of any of my children, that share which they had the use and
income from be divide among my grandchildren excepting from said
grandchildren Minnie Strain and Clara Golden which two grandchildren
last named are not to have any share or part whatever in any of my
personal or real estate, and so continues to divide said principal as
fast as any one of my children die, and at the death of all my children
all principal sum shall be divided as provided by this bequest.
I likewise I make constitute and appoint
Harrison Lincoln and George T. Jewel to be executors of this my last
will and testament and I hereby revoke all former wills made.
In witness hereof, I have here unto subscribe my name and
affixed my seal this the 2nd day of June 1896. David
The foregoing instrument was at the date thereof subscribed by
David Lincoln the testator therein named in the presence of us and each
of us be at the time of making such subscription acknowledged that he
executed the same and declared the said instrument so subscribed by him
to be his last will and testament hereupon we at his request and in his
presence and in the presence of each other do hereby subscribe as
witness thereto H.W. Gibbs Westfield, New York and George T.
Jewett Westfield, New York. Recorded the foregoing last will and
testament of David Lincoln deceased and compared the same with the
original will this 8th day of June 1908. Will D. Parker."
In a letter from Molly Lincoln Duchaine (Harrison Lincoln's
granddaughter) of Westfield, New York to Mary Anne on December 26th,
1998. She states that she has a scrapbook that her grandmother
Adaline has a story about David that his parents listed as Nancy Scott
and Alfred Lincoln who came to Westfield from Connecticut. She
said that her parents went and visited the homestead in Connecticut and
it was still standing at the time.
On 2-23-1999 Molly sent Mary Anne a copy of the obituary of
David along with a photocopy of his picture. "ALMOST A
CENTENARIAN. Came here among the first settlers and lived to be
our oldest inhabitant. Davis Lincoln, whose death took place in
this village on Saturday April 11, was born near the little village of
Attica, Genesee county, New York, July 1, 1810; thus almost reaching
the century mark, being 97 years, 9 months and 11 days old at the time
of his death. He was the second child of Alfred and Nancy Scott
Lincoln. His early surroundings tended to develop the magnificent
physique which made him foremost in all the labors and sports which
were common to the times in which he lived. At the early age of 7
or 8 years his daily task was to provide the stove wood which his
family used; thus developing in him the knowledge of chopping which
made him famous through western New York in later days. After he
grew to manhood he offered to wager that he could fell the trees and
cut ten cords of stove wood in ten hours. The magnitude of that
feat can be realized when we state that at the present time it is a
hard day's work for two men to cut five or six cords with a saw.
He came with his parents to this county in the spring of
1820. Arriving in Mayville on the 17th of March, coming by way of
Buffalo along the Souther shore of Lake Erie to Westfield and then over
the old Portage Road in the express train of those days, which
consisted of a yoke of oxen for the engine and a lumber wagon
containing all their earthly possessions as a parlor car. Upon
arriving here they stopped at an Inn, upon or near the site of the
Tracy residence on the hill towards Westfield. There being
several younger children in the family for whom milk was a necessary
article of diet, young Lincoln was sent after some to the residence of
Colonel McIntyre, who then lived upon what is now part of the Mary
Washington property at a point near some poplar tress, two or three of
which still standing and which, it is said, were planted by Colonel
McIntyre, himself. The Colonel was the owner of a Negro slave and
when master David rapped at the door and it was opened by the colored
person, the boy, never having seen a Negro before was nearly frightened
out of his wits and doing his pail did not stop running until he
arrived back at the Inn; and no amount of persuasion or coaxing could
induce him to make any further attempt to get pail or milk.
Mr. Lincoln has lived in the vicinity of Mayville the greater
share of his life since the time of his coming to this county. He
married Miss Margaret Krauskup on the evening of the 6th of February,
1836, a night which is memorable in the annals of Chautauqua county,
that being the night which the mob attacked the Holland Land Company's
office in Mayville and burned their records. It is not known
whether Mr. Lincoln was in favor of the movement or not but knowing the
fearless spirit of the man it is safe to say that he probably would
have been there if he had not had what was to him at least more
important business. Eight children were born of this union, three
of whom survive him; Harrison Lincoln of Mayville, David B. Lincoln of
Sherman and Mrs. Mary Cochrane of Westfield. There are also
fourteen living grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and one
great great grandchild.
Mr. Lincoln's wife died in 1891 and in 1895 he married his
second wife Mrs. Barbara Dibble, who survives him.
The funeral was held Tuesday, April 14, at the family residence
on Chautauqua road where Mr. Lincoln had lived for the past 29 years.
The interment was a Sherman where Mr. Lincoln's first wife and two of
his children are buried. The Reverend Mr. Fiske of the
Universalist church of Sherman, officiating."-
Molly Lincoln Duchaine states that he died in her father's home
on Elm Street, Newton Lincoln. Molly says he died a cranky old
Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor wrote to the address from his
will and received a reply on 3-3-1999. The owner of the home "
states that it was built in @ 1882. Her husband is a
carpenter and has found old items inside walls with newspaper behind
bathroom wall inside the house."
*Chautauqua County Directory 1873-1874*(name, post office
location), road number, occupation, acreage)Chautauqua (page
205)Lincoln, David, (Sherman,) r 47, farmer 317.
Notes for MARGARET CROSCUP:
She is buried in Sherman Cemetery on the tombstone it states her
birthday is 11/9/1815. This information was sent to Mary Anne
Mackey-Wisor by Elizabeth L. Crocker Chautauqua Co. Historian 131
Center Street in Fredonia, New York. 14063
Sharon Walters in a letter to Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor confirms
these dates; "Margaret 11-9-1815 - 2-5-1891" as written in her mother
Florence Strain Griswald diary. The letter was sent October 25,
In David Lincoln's obituary it has his last name spelled
Perry Lincon in the 1900 New York Census state that his mother was born
Notes for BARBARA DIBBLE:
According to David's last will and testament she was his wife at the
time of his death. She lived in Mayville, New York.
1900 New York Census states that both of her parents were born in
England. She could read and write.
Children of DAVID LINCOLN and MARGARET CROSCUP are:
i. BABY3 LINCOLN, d. 1885.
ii. NANCY JANE LINCOLN, b. 1834,
Chautauqua, Chautauqua County, New York; d. Bef. 1908.
iii. ALPHEUS LINCOLN, b. Bet. 1835
- 1839, Chautauqua, Chautauqua County, New York; d. January 06, 1860,
Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York.
Notes for ALPHEUS LINCOLN:
He is buried in Sherman Cemetery, Sherman, New York, Chautauqua County.
His tombstone states he was born in 1839 died in 1860. This
information was sent to Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor from Elizabeth L.
Crocker Chautauqua County Historian.
Sharon Walters states that "Alfred son died January 6, 1860" is
recorded in her mother Florence Strain Griswald's diary. This
information was sent in a letter to Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor October 25,
1984 from Sharon Walters.
Molly Lincoln Duchaine 11-11-2001 states that he did not survive to
3. iv. HARRISON LINCOLN, b. 1837;
d. Aft. 1908.
v. PERRY LINCOLN, b. February
1843, Sherman, Chautauqua County, New York; d. August 06, 1902,
Mayville. Chautauqua County, New York; m. EUNICE THOMAS; b. 1848; d.
1897, Mayville. Chautauqua County, New York.
Notes for PERRY LINCOLN:
Perry Lincoln enlisted on 8-22-1862 in Chautauqua, New York as a
private at age 20. He served New York, enlisted H. Co. 112th
Infantry, New York. mustered out at Raleigh, North Carolina on
the 13th of June 1865. Source New York: Report of Adjutant
General Abbreviation New York Roster published by on 1894-1906.
This information was retrieved on Ancestry.com. Sarah Wisor did
research for her 9th grade English Class in April of 2003 and found the
following information. 112th Regiment Infantry "Chautauqua
Regiment" Organized at Jamestown New York, September 11th, 1862. Left
the state for Fortress Monroe, Virginia, September 12, thence moved to
Suffolk, The Army Corps, Department of Virginia, to December,
1862. SERVICE-- Duty at Suffolk, Virginia, September 1862 to June
1863. Expedition toward Blackwater January 7-9, 1863.
Action at Deserted House, Virginia and suffered first casualties,
January 30, 1863. Leesville April 4. Seige of Suffolk, Virginia,
April 12th through May 4th. Edenton, Providence Church and
Somerton Roads April 12-13. Edenton Road April 15 and 24.
Nansemond River May 3. Seige of Suffolk raised May 4. Dix's
Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Perry Lincoln, Chautauqua, absent in
hospital from June 29th 1863 to February 1865. He was a veteran
and is buried in the Mayville cemetery with the Lincoln family. This
information was given by Chautauqua County Historian Elizabeth Crocker.
The Westfield Republican Weekly had the following obituary dated
August 6, 1902. "Killed by the Cars. Perry Lincoln, a
Former Deputy Sherriff, of the County Lost His Life at Mayville Monday
Morning. Perry Lincoln, who resided near Chautauqua, and who was
well known throughout Chautauqua county, having served at one time as
deputy sheriff of the county, was killed by the cars at Mayville, at an
early hour Monday morning. Just how the accident occurred is a
mystery. About 5 o'clock Monday morning a sleeper was detached
from a Pennsylvania train there, and as the switching was being done
pieces of human flesh were found sticking to the car. Further
examination disclosed a part of a human body on a switch engine which
had been used about 3 o'clock in the morning. A search was made
up the track toward Summerdale, when the frightfully mangled body of
Pery Lincoln was found a half mile from the station. It is
believed that he was killed by the switch engine and that the passenger
train which came along a couple of hours later gathered up parts of the
body on the running gears of the cars.
The remains could only be identified by pieces of the clothing
which were found along the track. Lincoln was about 60 years
old. He leaves a brother, Harrison Lincoln, living near Mayville,
and a sister Mrs. John Cochrane of this place."
The 1900 New York Census states that he is the head of the household
and his father David and stepmother Barbara are living with him.
It states that he can read, write, and speak English. He has his
father born in New York and his mother born in Pennsylvania.
*Chautauqua County Directory 1873-1874*
(name, post office location), road number, occupation, acreage)
Sherman (page 289)
LINCOLN, PERRY, (Sherman,) r 29, farmer 100.
Notes for EUNICE THOMAS:
According to County Historian in Chautauqua County by the name of
Elizbeth Crocker, she is buried with the Lincoln's along with her
mother Betsy Ward Thomas.
4. vi. DAVID BIRD LINCOLN, b. March
22, 1844, Sherman, Chautauqua County, NewYork; d. May 24, 1924.
5. vii. MARY HANNAH LINCOLN, b.
June 04, 1851, Sherman, Chautauqua County, NewYork; d. February 27,
1938, Home of Milton her son 156 Chestnut Street, Westfield, Chautauqua
viii. JULIA ANNA LINCOLN, b. 1853,
Sherman, Chautauqua, NewYork; d. Bef. 1908.
3. HARRISON3 LINCOLN (DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born 1837, and died
Aft. 1908. He married ADELINE DICKERSON. She was born Abt.
1847 in Michagan.
Notes for HARRISON LINCOLN:
Molly told mary Anne Mackey-Wisor that when David died Harrison got the
farm in Mayville and the house on Elm Street in Westfield. Mary
Lincoln VanCise inherited the house on Chestnut Street in
Westfield. She continues to say that Harrison, Perry, and David
Bird are the only boys to survive to adulthood.
Notes for ADELINE DICKERSON:
Newton and Adaline traveled to Connecut and found the old
homestead along with some LIncoln tombstones. Molly can not
rember the name of the town. On 11-11-2001 she shared with
Dorothy and Mary Anne that Adaline's mother died when she was a small
child and her father remarried. She had a wonderful stepmother
not like the ones in Grimm's fairytales.
Child of HARRISON LINCOLN and ADELINE DICKERSON is:
6. i. NEWTON4 LINCOLN, b. November
21, 1865, Family Farm, Summerdale, New York; d. July 17, 1952,
Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York.
4. DAVID BIRD3 LINCOLN (DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born March 22, 1844
in Sherman, Chautauqua County, NewYork, and died May 24, 1924. He
married MARIE C. 1873. She was born September 1854 in
Notes for DAVID BIRD LINCOLN:
David lived in Sherman, New York at the time of his father's
death according to his will. Decree on Probate Volume 20; Page
According to the 1900 New York Census His mother and father were
both born in New York. He could read, write and speak
English. He was a member of the Farm Schedule 136.
Westfield Republician, "David B. Lincoln died at the home of his
gradson, Henry Graham, May 24th, 1924, aged 80 years, 2 months and 2
days. He is survived by one daughter Mrs. Nellie Hardinger of
Westfield, a grandson, and a great grandson of Sherman and one sister,
Mrs. Mary VanCise of Westfield. The funeral which was private was
held from the undertaker rooms Monday-Sherman News."
History of Chautauqua Co (John P. Downs) 1921*Opening of the
Twentieth Century (Page 113)
David Lincoln was elected coroner to succeed Dr. B. F. Illston .
Chautauqua County Chapter, American Red Cross (page 360)
20. 1917. Chairman, Mrs. C. Q. Cratty: secretary, Mrs. Crawford Bargar;
treasurer, Miss Addie Williams. First Lutheran Church Jamestown
December 20, 1917. Chairman, Mrs. C. L. Eckman; secretary, Mrs. David
Lincoln; treasurer, Mrs. Hilda J. Eckman.
Notes for MARIE C.:
The 1900 New York Census states that her mother and father were born in
Child of DAVID LINCOLN and MARIE C. is:
7. i. NELLIE4 LINCOLN, b. 1874; d.
September 07, 1946.
5. MARY HANNAH3 LINCOLN (DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born June 04, 1851
in Sherman, Chautauqua County, NewYork, and died February 27, 1938 in
Home of Milton her son 156 Chestnut Street, Westfield, Chautauqua
County, NewYork. She married (1) EZRA VANCISE. He was born
1826 in Pennsylvania, and died March 20, 1889 in Westfield, Chautauqua
County, New York. She married (2) JOHN COCHRANE 1892. He
was born September 1844 in New York.
Notes for MARY HANNAH LINCOLN:
New York Census 1900 states that she had 3 children and 3
children were living. She was born in New York, father born New York,
mother born in Delaware (County?). At the time of David Lincoln's
death Mary's last name was Cochran. Decree on Probate Volume 20; Page
614. Her great grand daughter Dorothy Morehouse Mackey has
it written in her information that she was born in 1850.
In a letter written to Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor by her Aunt Norma
Disharoon in 1995 it states: "I really didn't know Mary Lincoln
or Grandma very well. I was too young and we didn't travel much
back in those days. Mom never talked to me about anything so it's
a mystery to me about Mary being disinherited. I remember her as
tall and stately and then always dressed in a long dress with a Brouch
around her neck. To me as a child and always she was like a queen
and I was a little afraid of her."
Molly Lincon Duchaine told Mary Anne and Dorthy on their visit
11-11-2001 that it was not very often that they travelled to see Mary
VanCise. She said that her family would take the street car to go
over the viaduct for a visit. Then in the evening David Lincoln's
horse and biggy would bring them home. Today this seems
unimaginable because it is only a five minute car ride from Jefferson
Street to Chestnut Street. She said that after David died his
wife Barbara lived with her. She said Barbara had children.
Aunt Norma said on 11-12-2001 that when Mary died MIlton kicked
Clara, Norma's grandmother, and Milton sister out of the house.
She moved next door and had a stroke a died not to long after.
"Mrs. Mary H. Van Cise, widow of Ezra VanCise, died
Sunday, February 27, 1938, at the home of her son, Milton VanCise, 156
Chestnut Street, aged 87 years. She is also survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Ben Strain and Mrs. Walter Jackson, both of
Westfield. The remains were removed to the Carpenter Funeral Home
on Clinton Street, where the funeral services were held on Tuesday
afternoon at 2:30 O'clock in charge of the Rev. Frank S. McKnights,
D.D. The burial was in West field Cemetery. THE WESTFIELD REPUBLIC
IAN Her obituary in the Westfield Paper in
Westfield New York read as follows: " On the 27th of February,
1938 there passed from earth a most venerable citizen Mary
VanCise. She was born in Sherman New York, June 4th, 1851 and was
87 years of age at the time of her death. She was the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs, David Lincoln. The last surviving child
of Margaret Crosscup and David Lincoln. ----- She was married to
Ezra VanCise. There was four children born to them, two daughters
Minnie and Clara and two sons Milton and a son who died in
infancy. She had an unusually vigorous constitution which carried
her through 87 years of a long life, with no serious sickness, and was
one who always looked on the bright side of her problems, instead of
the dark. Facing many of them as her husband died and left her
with a small son two years old to bring up. She had a wonderful
personality and was loved by all who knew her. She was always
ready to help those in need. At the time of her death she
had 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild,
(This was Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor's oldest brother Joesph Lee
Mackey) making 5 generations.. The funeral was held in
Carpenter Funeral Home on March 1, 1938. And now at this time,
The world is drear. With memories of the days that held her
dear." Another obituary March 9th, 1938, page 4. "On
the 27th of February, 1938, there passed from the earthly to the spirit
life, one of our oldest and most, venerable citizens, Mrs. Mary
VanCise. She was born in Sherman, New York. June 4th, 1851
and was 87 years of age at the time of her death. She was the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Lincoln. Mary Van Cise, last
surviving child of David and Margaret Crosscup Lincoln, one of the old
families of Chautauqua County, David Lincoln was born near Attica, New
York, July 1st, 1810, and came to Chautauqua County with his father
sometime in the Autumn of 1820 and resided here until his death in
1916, being almost 96 years old at the time; Margaret Crosscup Lincoln
was born near Delhi, Delaware County, New York in 1816, exact date not
known, came to this County when a very young girl, and they were
married the night that the infuriated farmers sacked and burned the
offices of the Holland Land Company at Mayville, Margaret Lincoln died
1891. She was married to Ezra Van Cise. There were four
children, two daughters, Minnie, Clara, and two sons, Milton, and one
son died in infancy. There are six grandchildren and eight
great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild making five
generations.(Joseph Mackey was great-great grandson) She
had an unusually vigorous constitution which carried her through her
life of 87 years, with no serious sickness, and was one who always
looked on the bright side of her problems, instead of the dark. Facing
many of them as her husband died and left her with a small son two
years old to bring up. Shae had a wonderful personality and loved by
all who knew her and always ready to help one in need. The
funeral was held at the Carpenter Funeral Home March 1
1938. But now, at this time, The world is drear, with memories of
days; That held her dear." One year from the date of her
death this appeared in the Westfield paper. " In Memoriam:
In loving memory of our beloved mother Mary Van Cise who departed this
life one year ago February 27th, 1938. When the shades of
night are falling; And we are sitting all alone; To our heart
there comes a longing; If only she could come home. Oft our
thoughts do wander to her grave not far away, Where we laid our dear
departed mother Just one year ago today. signed Mrs. Minnie
Strain, Mrs. Clara Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Van Cise."
She smoked a pipe. Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor has her
oak pipe holder. It is engraved with an acorn.
Her last will and testament Volume 37, page 235 recorded in the
Chautauqua County Courthouse. "Mary Van Cise of the Village of
Westfield in the County of Chautauqua and the State of New York, being
of sound mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this my last
Will and Testament, in manner (allowing that is to say: First I
direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.
Second I own a tract of lad consisting of about 21 acres, lying
Westerly from Chestnut Street, in the Village of Westfield, New
York. I give, grant and devise to my son, Milton Van Cise, one
third of said tract. The said one third include within the
boundaries that portion of the lands which front on Chestnut Street,
and shall include within it's boundaries the buildings which are
located on the premises. The remaining two thirds of said
lands. I give, grant devise and bequeath to my daughters, Clara
Jackson and Minnie Strain, share and share alike. Third.
All the rest residue and remainder of my property real and personal,
and wherever situate. I give, grant, devise and bequeath to my
son, Milton Van Cise, and to my daughters, Clara Jackson and Minnie
Strain, share and share alike.
Lastly I hereby appoint my son Milton Van Cise executor of this
last will and testament; hereby revoking all other wills done by
me. In witness thereof, I have been subscribed my name the 27th
of November, 1934. Mary Van Cise L.S. To whose names are hereto
subscribed. I do certify that the 27th day of November, 1934,
Mary Van Cise is the testate subscribed her name to the instrument in
our presence of each of us, and thereto attests in the execution
thereof we do Dorothy B. Brinkmann residing at Westfield
New York and Elmer O. Brinkman residing at Westfield, New York.
Recorded the foregoing Will and Testament of Mary Van Cise deceased and
compared to the original Will this 28th day of March, 1938.
Newton Lincoln Clerk of the Surrogate Court."
In a letter to Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor from Sharon Walters on
October 25th, 1984, she lists these dates that were in her mother's
diary (Florence Strain Griswold) ; "Benjamin Strain 1856-1925; Ezra Van
Cise 1826-1889, Mary H. Van Cise 1850-1938, Milton Van Cise 1886-1969,
David Lincoln July 1, 1810 - April 11- 1908, Margaret (no last name
listed) November 9, 1815 - February 5, 1891, Alfred son died Jan 6,
1860, Milton (again no last name) Born May 1st, 1882 - Jan 24, 1885".
Notes for EZRA VANCISE:
Ezra was young looking for his age. He had black hair and a black
handle bar mustache. His wife did not realize how much older he
was until after they married. His death is recorded in the
Westfield Republication a weekly newspaper published in Westfield, New,
Notes for JOHN COCHRANE:
In Perry Lincoln's obituary Mary was married to John. Perry
died on August 6, 1902.
The New York 1900 Census states that his father was born in
England and his mother was born in Ireland.
Children of MARY LINCOLN and EZRA VANCISE are:
8. i. MINNIE4 VANCISE, b. May 20,
1865, Forsythe, Chautauqa County, New York; d. December 03, 1960,
Westfield , Chautauqa County, New York.
9. ii. CLARA ELIZABETH VANCISE, b.
August 09, 1867, Westfield, Chautauqa County, New York; d. June 24,
1941, Died at her home, Westfield, Chautauqa County, New York.
iii. MILTON VANCISE, b. May 01,
1882, Westfield , Chautauqua County, New York; d. January 24, 1885,
Westfield ,Chataqua County, NewYork.
iv. BABY VANCISE, b. 1884,
Westfield, Chautauqua, NewYork; d. 1885, Sherman, Chautauqua, NewYork.
Notes for BABY VANCISE:
Son died in infancy. He is buried in Sherman Cemetery,
Chautauqua, New York. He is buried in David Lincoln's Lot.
According to Elizabeth Crocker, Chautauqua County Historian. It
is also confirmed in Mary Lincoln VanCise obituary in the Westfield
In Minnie Strains diary it is recorded; "Milton (again no last name)
Born May 1, 1892 - January 24, 1885. This was written in a letter
to Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor from Sharon Walter's Minnie's daughter.
The letter is dated October 25th, 1984.
v. MILTON C. VANCISE, b. October
19, 1885, State Line, Pennsylvania; d. March 03, 1969, Westfield
Memorial Hospital, Chautauqa County, New York; m. (1) LOUISE; m. (2)
ELIZABETH DAVIDSON, June 27, 1936, Wellsburg, West Virginia; b. August
24, 1897, Tyrone, Pennsylvania; d. June 12, 1987, 426 Stafford
Ave (her home), Bridgeville, Pennsylvania.
Notes for MILTON C. VANCISE:
Milton lived next door to his Aunt Minnie. His address was
156 Chestnut Street Westfield, New York. Milton was a fire chief
and a member of the Masons and the Moose. He lived in his grandfathers,
David Lincoln's, 12 room house. His mother Mary Lincoln VanCise
used to sit up front with him on the fire engine when they went
to the fires. At that time they used real horse power (Horse and
Buggy). Norma Disharoon on a visit with Dorothy and Mary Anne on
11-12-2001 said that all the furniture in the house was made by
Milton. It was absolutely beautiful. There was a
china cabinent that was very large in the dining room. They had a
wonderful back porch that they used to spend a lot of time sitting and
playing. There was alos a large apple tree witht he best
apples. Florence Strain Griswald had written in her diary "Milton
Van Cise 1886-1969, according to her daughter Sharon Walters in a
letter to Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor October 25th, 1984. In the
Westfield Republican Newspaper the following obituary appears on March
5th, 1969. "Milton C. Van Cise. Milton D. Van Cise, 82, of
156 Chestnut Street, died at 6:50 A.M. Monday March 3rd in Westfield
Memorial Hospital. He had been in failing heath the last two
years. Mr. Van Cise was born October 19, 1886 in State
Line, Pennsylvania, a son of Ezra and Mary Lincoln Van Cise. The
family moved to Westfield when he was a youngster and he resided here
all of his life. He was a carpenter by trade working for over 25
years for John Beckman, contractor. For 20 years he was custodian
at Eason Hall, retiring 12 1/2 years ago. He was married to
Elizabeth Davidson in Wellsburg, West Virginia on June 27,
1936. Mr. VanCise was a member of the First Presbyterian
Church, of Summit Lodge number 219, R. & A. M., Westfield Moose
number 118 and the Westfield Fire Department for 60 years. He
served as Fire Chief at two different times. Mr. Van Cise
is survived by his wife and several nieces and nephews. Funeral
services were held at eleven o'clock on Wednesday morning at the
Wallace Funeral Home with the Reverend James H. Irwin, Jr. officiating.
Burial was in Westfield Cemetery." [Broderbund Family Archive
#110, Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of
Import: Mar 29, 2000, Internal Ref. #188.8.131.52386.153] Individual:
Vancise, Milton Social Security #: 062-32-0312 SS# issued in: New York
Birth date: Oct 19, 1885 Death date: Mar 1969 Residence code: New
York ZIP Code of last known residence: 14787 Primary location
associated with this ZIP Code: Westfield,
Notes for LOUISE:
Norma Disharoon in a conversation with Mary Anne April 1st, 1999
state that Aunt Lou was wonderful and very good to them. She
never understood why Uncle Milton divorced her to marry that other
thing. Molly Lincoln Duchaine told Dorothy and Mary Anne on their
visit to Wesfield on 11-11-2001 that Mary VanCise and Loise did not get
along. Mary tried to tell Lou what to do and Lou wanted to do
things her own way. She feels that they would have stayed
together if it had not been for Mary's interference.
Norma, Dorothy and Marquita all loved Aunt Lou as they called
her. Nomar recalls a joke that Lou played on her. Norma was
a city girl from the Ward in OLi City Pennsylvania and she went to stay
with Uncle Milton and Aunt Lou. Well Aunt Lou had chickens and
asked Norma if she wanted to feed them. She was excited and went
out with the food. All of a sudden all the chickens came running
toward her and scraed her half to death. Aunt Lou sat there
laughing until tears came down her cheecks. Uncle Milton came in
and asked what was going on. Lou told him and he started laughing
too. The next day Lou asked Norma to feed the chickens again and
she said No!! No!! No!! Norma said that Aunt Lou made the
greatest potato salad and always made it for her.
Aunt Kitty used to vist Aunt Lou quite a bit after the
divorce. For some reason she had all the pictures of the LIncoln
family including Abraham Lincoln. Aunt Kitty asked her for them
but one time when she went for a visit Aunt Lou said that they were
burnt in a fire.
Notes for ELIZABETH DAVIDSON:
In the Westfield Republican Newspaper the following obituary
appeared. "Elizabeth Van Cise, 89, of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
and a former resident of Westfield, died June 12, 1987 at her
residence. She was born August 24, 1897, in Tyrone, Pennsylvania,
a daughter of the late W. Blair and Annie (Hildenbrand) Davidson.
Mrs. VanCise was a member of the Christian Science Church of Westfield,
the Columbine Crown Chapter of the Eastern Star, and the Westfield
Women of the Moose. She is survived by several nieces and
nephews. Besides her parents, Mrs. VanCise was predeceased by her
husband, Milton D. VanCise, who died March 3rd, 1969. Local
arrangements were made by Brewer Funeral Home of Westfield.
Burial was held Monday in the Westfield Cemetery." Social
Security Index. #116-20-5879, birthdate 8-24-1897. She died June
1897. Her social security card was issed before 1951 in New
York. Last residence 15017 Bridgeville, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
6. NEWTON4 LINCOLN (HARRISON3, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born November
21, 1865 in Family Farm, Summerdale, New York, and died July 17, 1952
in Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York. He married ANNE
LUNDQUIST October 30, 1892 in Mayville, Chatuatqua County, New
York. She died Aft. 1942.
Notes for NEWTON LINCOLN:
Molly Lincoln Duchaine told Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor and Dorothy Shaffer
that he was an only child on their visit to Westfield 11-11-2001.
She told us a story about her father crossing the Viaduct which was
forbidden and being caught by Mary Lincoln VanCise.
According to the last will and testament of David Lincoln, Decree
on Probate Volume 20; Page 614, Newton is his grandson. The will
is filed at Chautauqua County Courthouse, New York.
Molly Lincoln Duchaine sent a news clipping from 1913 "Daughter
to Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln. Mayville, October 20. - There were many
inquires in the County Librarian's room adjacent to the Surrogate's
office today, for 'Newt' Lincoln. Lincoln is usually first in the
office and the last to leave. His pleasing manner and his
original comments on affairs of the day are quoted by attorneys and
laymen visiting the county seat from time to time. Just why Mr.
Lincoln was not present at his desk today became known before noon
recess of the court that a little baby girl had come to his home in the
'wee am hours o' the mornin' and congratulations will be extended to
Mr. Newton from all parts of the county."
Molly wrote again 5-13-2003. She states that her father was 5'10" tall,
Dark Hair, Brown eyes and of meduim build.
*History of Chautauqua Co (John P. Downs) 1921*Biographical
(page 460)NEWTON LINCOLN-Filling more than one minor public office with
credit, Mr. Lincoln is, perhaps, more thoroughly identified with that
of county librarian than with any other. In each one, however, his name
is synonymous with talent and fidelity, and his fellow-citizens of
Mayville congratulate themselves on having secured his services. Newton
Lincoln was born Nov. 21, 1865, on his father's farm at Summerdale, N.
Y., a son of Harrison and Adeline (Dickerson) Lincoln. Newton Lincoln
received his education in district schools and at the Mayville High
School, being then for a time employed in a hotel. For four years
thereafter he was engaged in farming, going then to Michigan and
spending five years on his grandparents' farm. Returning to his home in
Mayville, he was quietly employed for thirteen years in hotels there
and in Jamestown, N. Y., and in 1904 obtained a position in the
surrogate's office. He is now deputy clerk to the Surrogate's Court of
the county. In 1910 he was appointed librarian and still retains the
office, being devoted to its duties, which he finds thoroughly
congenial. He has charge of between five and six thousand volumes.
Cataloguing and similar duties he attends to personally. So highly is
his work appreciated that he is frequently complimented on its
excellence. From 1887 to 1900, Mr. Lincoln was a Democrat, but has
since been allied with the Republicans. His favorite recreation, in the
few leisure hours which attention to duty permits, is gardening, the
cultivation of flowers and vegetables alike affording him enjoyment.
Mr. Lincoln married, Oct 30, 1892, in Mayville, Annie, daughter of John
and Elizabeth Lundquist, and they are the parents of the following
children: I. Edna, graduate of the Mayville grammar and high schools,
and the Normal School, Fredonia, N. Y., class of 1913. 2. 3fargaret,
graduate of the Mayville grammar and high schools, and Fredonia Normal,
class of 1913; married Floyd A. Baker, of Erie, Pa. 3. Ruth, also a
graduate of the Mayville grammar and high schools, and of Jamestown
Business College; now a legal stenographer in Buffalo. 4. Robert B., in
school. 5. Molly, also in school. The people of Mayville have reason to
wish that Mr. Lincoln may long continue to retain the office of
librarian, in which he has for so many years given them an example of
Notes for ANNE LUNDQUIST:
According to Biographical page 360; her parents were John and Elizabeth
Children of NEWTON LINCOLN and ANNE LUNDQUIST are:
i. EDNA ELIZABETH5 LINCOLN, b.
1893, Mayville, Chautaqua County, New York; d. September 21, 1942,
Saint Vincents's Hospital, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.
Notes for EDNA ELIZABETH LINCOLN:
According to Elizabeth Crocker, who is the Chautauqua County Historian,
Edna is a Lincoln that is buried in Mayville Cemetery. In the West
field Republican News paper the following obituary is printed.
"Mayville-- Miss Edna Elizabeth Lincoln, 49, died Monday, September 21,
1942 at 6 P.M., at Saint Vincent Memorial Hospital, Erie, Pennsylvania,
following and illness of several months. She is survived by her
parents, Mr. and Mrs Newton Lincoln of Mayville; three sisters, Mrs.
Margaret Baker of Erie, Pennsylvania, Miss Ruth Lincoln of Buffalo, and
Mrs. Mollie Duchaine of Westfield, and a brother, Robert Lincoln of
Mayville. Miss Lincoln was a Mayville business woman having maintained
a gift shop there for the past seven years. She was a former
school teacher and had taught in public schools of Brocton, North
Tonawanda, Olean, Ilion, Springfield and Delhi. Funeral services were
held Thursday, September 24, at 2:30 P.M. at the home, 76 Elm Street,
with the Reverend K. E. Shingledecker, former pastor of the Mayville
Methodist Church, officiating, Interment was in Mayville Cemetery."
ii. MARGARET LINCOLN, b. Abt.
1894, Mayville, Chautaqua County, New York; d. Aft. 1942; m. FLOYD A.
Notes for FLOYD A. BAKER:
He was from Erie Pennsylvania.
iii. RUTH LINCOLN, b. Abt. 1896,
Mayville, Chautaqua County, New York; d. Aft. 1942.
Notes for RUTH LINCOLN:
Molly says that when Ruth was a little girl David Lincoln gave
her his wife Margaret's wedding ring. She lost it. When
David asked about it her mother lied and said that she had put it away
so David would not get mad. She was in World War and was
very well known by President Grover Clevelands staff. Her sister
Molly Lincon Duchaine has a copy of her letter in her family history.
She lived in Buffalo in 1942 according to her sister Edna's obituary.
10. iv. ROBERT BRYCE LINCOLN, b.
Abt. 1906, Mayville, Chautaqua County, New York; d. October 1990,
Mayville Cemetery, Chautaqua County, New York.
11. v. MOLLY LINCOLN, b. October
20, 1913, Mayville, Chautaqua County, New York.
7. NELLIE4 LINCOLN (DAVID BIRD3, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born 1874,
and died September 07, 1946. She married (1) FRED A.
HARDENGER. He was born 1866, and died February 28, 1937.
She married (2) CLARENCE A. RATER. He was born 1882, and died
December 12, 1963. She married (3) HERBERT DEFOREST GRAHAM
September 13, 1893 in Sherman, Chautaqua County, New York. He was
born 1868 in Mirna Corners, Sherman, Chautauqua County, New York, and
died September 13, 1935 in Sherman, Chautauqua County, New York.
Notes for NELLIE LINCOLN:
Molly Lincoln Duchaine told Dorothy Shaffer and Mary Anne Mackey on
their viist to Westfiled 11-11-2001 about the other spouses. Molly says
that she did not see her very often. She was very bossy and
stern. Hardinger was her name at the time of her father's death in
1924, according to his obituary.
Nellie Hardenger was born 1874 - died and buried as
cemetey records say- 7th Sept 1946 age 72
yrs- her 3rd husband was Clarence A. Rater born 1882 - died 12th
Dec. 1963 age 77 yrs.they
are all buried on the lot with the two Graham children Robin and
Nellie Lincoln and Bert Graham married Sherman,N.Y. 13
Sept.1893 I do not
know when they split up - or what happened no one ever said. I need to
1900 census records see what they tell me -?
Notes for FRED A. HARDENGER:
Fred A. Hardenger 1866 - died 28th Feb. 1937 age 71 yrs.
Notes for HERBERT DEFOREST GRAHAM:
Herbert Deforest Graham born 1868 at Mina Corners - Chaut, Co,N.Y. son
Zelotes and Clarissa Cornish Graham of Sherman,N.Y. Bert died
14th Sept 1935
Sherman, N.Y. buried in sherman.
Child of NELLIE LINCOLN and HERBERT GRAHAM is:
12. i. HENRY ARTHUR5 GRAHAM, b.
July 24, 1898, Sherman, Chautauqua County, New York; d. 1977.
8. MINNIE4 VANCISE (MARY HANNAH3 LINCOLN, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was
born May 20, 1865 in Forsythe, Chautauqa County, New York, and died
December 03, 1960 in Westfield , Chautauqa County, New York. She
married FRANK BENJAMIN STRAIN 1889. He was born November 1856 in
New York, and died 1925.
Notes for MINNIE VANCISE:
Minnie lived next door to Milton according to the obituary of
Mary Lincoln VanCise. Dorthy Morehouse Mackey had listed in her
papers, "Great Aunt Min (Strain) May 20, 1869. Norma said that
Minnie was jolly and fat. In the Westfield Republican it
states: " Mrs. Minnie Strain, 95, of 143 South Gale Street, a
life-long resident of Westfield and vicinity, passed away on Sunday
December 3rd, at 3 A.M. after an illness of three years. She was
the widow of Benjamin Strain who died in 1925. Mrs. Strain was
born in Forsythe, May 20th, 1865, the daughter of Ezra and Mary Lincoln
Van Cise. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of
Westfield. Mrs. Strain is survived by a brother, Milton Van Cise
of Westfield; two grandchildren, Donald Strain of Ripley and Mrs. Ralph
Griswold of Sherman. She was the mother of the late Frank B.
Strain of Westfield who died November 17, 1960. Funeral services
were held from the Wallace Funeral Home at 11 o'clock on Tuesday
morning, with the Rev. Alan G. Gripe, pastor of First Presbyterian
Church officiating. Burial was in Westfield Cemetery."
Notes for FRANK BENJAMIN STRAIN:
His birth year and death year were in Florence Strain Griswald's
diary according to her daughter Sharon Walters. Sharon sent
these dates to Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor in a letter dated October 25,
1900 Census states that his father was born in England and was
unsure of where his mother was born. He could read, write, and
Children of MINNIE VANCISE and FRANK STRAIN are:
13. i. FRANK BENJAMIN5 STRAIN, b.
December 14, 1890, Westfield, Chatauqua County, New York; d. November
17, 1960, Vetran's Hospital, Erie, Pennsylvnia.
ii. EDDIE STRAIN, b. April 1893.
9. CLARA ELIZABETH4 VANCISE (MARY HANNAH3 LINCOLN, DAVID2,
ALFRED1) was born August 09, 1867 in Westfield, Chautauqa County, New
York, and died June 24, 1941 in Died at her home, Westfield, Chautauqa
County, New York. She married (1) WALTER A. JACKSON. He was
born 1874 in Montana, and died Bef. 1925 in Buffalo, Erie County,
New York. She married (2) GEORGE WASHINGTON GOLDEN 1886. He
was born October 01, 1848 in New York, and died 1915 in Westfield,
Chautauqa County, New York.
Notes for CLARA ELIZABETH VANCISE:
I , Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor carried her Bible in her
wedding. She died at home. Her granddaughter Norma
shares her memories of her in April of 1995: "Grandma was heavy
but always neat and clean with her cover-all apron. She didn't
like to be bothered by us kids. She came to visit us about three
times a year but her only favorite was my sister Dorothy."
Dorothy Morehouse Mackey had in her records Clara E. Golden my
grandmother August 9, 1867. Dorothy told her daughter Mary Anne
that when she was a little girl they all lived in Buffalo, New
York. Her mother Lena was married to an abusive man and he would
lock to door on Dorothy, sometimes late at night. She would walk
in the dark to her grandmothers house. Dorothy had a black bear
vinegar Bottle that Clara gave her one time. Mary Anne
Mackey-Wisor has it sitting in her living room.
Marquita Blum wrote a letter to Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor in
1995. In it she said that it wasn't Mary Lincoln that had been
disinherited but Clara and her sister Minnie. She did not recall
Norma Disharoon her granddaughter on April 1st, 1999 said that "
when her grandmother Clara died, she went with her mother to clean out
her apartment in West field, New York. Uncle Bill (Lena's bother)
went back and forth in front of the apartment and never went in.
For some reason he was fighting with his sister Lena at the time.
They did not speak for several years. Clara lived next door to
her brother when she died. She and Mary Van Cise lived together
in the front of house. When her mother Mary died her brother
MIlton threw her out of the house. He made Clara move and she rented
the apartment next door. It was upstairs. She had a stroke and
fell carrying a trunk up the stairs. She fell down the steps and
the trunk landed on top of her. She laid there in the mud for I do not
know how long until someone found her."
1900 New York Census staes that she can read, write and speak English.
Notes for WALTER A. JACKSON:
In the 1920 Buffalo City Directory F129BA18 found on 11-9-01 in
the Buffalo Erie Library, Buffalo, New York by Mary Anne Mackey
Wisor. Walter A. Jackson eletrician r 139 Genesee street,
Buffalo, New York.
In the 1920 Census, 6th Ward, Buffalo, New York. Lived on
Genesee Street. "Walter Jackson head of household, 3a M W 46
M. He can read a write English. He was born in Montana,
birthplace of mother and father unknown. He was listed as a
General Laborour. Clara his wife F W 58 M. She can read and
write English. She was born in New York and hermother and father
were born in New York. William Golden stepson M W 17 S. He
can read and write English. He was born in New York, His father
was born in Pennsylvania and his mother in New York could not
understand the writing for his occupation. Lena Young
stepdaughter F W 24 M. She can read and write English. She
was born in New York, father Pennsylvania and mother in New York.
She is a Laundress. Dorothy Morehouse stepgrandaughter F W 71/2
S. She can read, write and speak Englsih. She was in
school. She was born in New York as well as her mother and
father. Marquite Young stepgranddaughter F W 11 months S. She was
born in New York, father in Tenesee and mother in New York."
Clara lived in Westfield, New York at the time of Mary
Lincoln VanCise death, 1938, according to her obituary in the Westfield
Norma Disharoon on a vist by Dorothy Shaffer and Mary Anne
Mackey-Wisor on November 12, 2001, states that when Walter died Lena
lived in the Ward in Oil City, Pennsylvania. They went late at
night on a train to Buffalo. Her mother made her ride backwards
which made her sick. She said that she was only about 4 years
old. He was found dead and Clara was taken in for questioning
because they thought that she might have killed him.
In Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York there are the
following lot holders J.M. Jackson and M.F. Jackson.
Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON GOLDEN:
Dorothy Morehouse Mackey had in her records written George W. Golden my
grandfather, September 1, 1948.
1900 New York Census has that his mother and father were born in New
York. It also states that he can read and write, and speak
English. Farm land is rented.
Children of CLARA VANCISE and GEORGE GOLDEN are:
14. i. EDITH MAE5 GOLDEN, b. May
17, 1886, Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York; d. May 06, 1950, Oil
City Hospital, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania 16301.
15. ii. LENA ELIZABETH GOLDEN, b.
July 22, 1894, Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York; d. December 22,
1968, Garmong Convalescent Home, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania
16. iii. MYRTLE BELLE GOLDEN, b.
February 22, 1897, Westfield, Chautauqua County, NewYork; d. 1967,
Warren General Hospital, Warren County, Pennsylvania.
iv. CHARLES GOLDEN, b. Aft. 1900;
d. Bef. 1982.
v. HARRY GOLDEN, b. Aft. 1900.
17. vi. WILLIAM GEORGE GOLDEN, b.
February 25, 1902, Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York; d. April 30,
1982, Westfield Memorial Hospital, Chautauqua County, New York.
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