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Hezekiah English Family History

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Hezekiah English

Born Aug. 2, 1776 Died Feb. 3, 1850 s/o of William and Polly English. Hezekiah came to Town of Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY with is parents about the year of 1794. They owned land in Ellis Hollow, on the corner of Ellis Hollow Road and Genung Road.

There is a family cemetery off Genung Road near where Knoll Tree Road is today. It is called the English Cemetery. This is where Hezekiah English is buried, other headstones were there in the 1950’s, but Hezekiah’s is the only one which remains today.

Hezekiah married; first Mary Pryor and they had two children:

1. Elisha English who married Louisa White.

2. Hannah English who married Nathaniel Scofeld/Scofield, and 2nd John Gilson.

Hezekiah married for his second wife; Mary "Polly" Cornelius born May 11, 1792 in Orange Co., NY unknown when she died, she was the daughter of John & Abagail (Osburn/Osborn) Cornelius. Hezekiah and Polly had 14 children as follows:

1. Nancy English married Michael Hall.

2. Charlotte English married Jesse Schofield, they had 3 children, names unknown, Charlotte moved to Pennsylvania and presumed to have died there.

3. Jesse English born Aug. 31, 1811 died May 27, 1894 married Mary Genung born Nov. 14, 1813 died Sept. 23, 1897, she was the daughter of Aaron & Rebecca (Snyder) Genung. They lived on Snyder Hill, Town of Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY. They had the following children; Jesse U.; Rebecca Jane "Jennie"; Ada; Emma; Phebe; Mary; Luther; Hezekiah; Darling. Jesse U. married Corilla Teeter; Rebecca Jane "Jennie" married James Sears; Ada, Emma; Phebe; Mary all died as children; Luther married Samantha Teeter; Hezekiah married Alice Knowlton; Darling married Adaline Teeter.

4. Maria English born______died______ married Adam VanOrder, they lived in the Jacksonville area, Tompkins Co., NY. Their children were; William; Hezekiah [see below Obit.]; Elizabeth; Lucretia.

5. Catherine "Kate" English born ? died July 10, 1857 married Samuel Hildebrant, they lived in the town of Caroline at one time. They had the following children found; Robert; Elihu; Emett; John; Mary; Lydia. Robert Hildebrant lived in Town of Caroline, with wife Mary____. John moved to Trumansburg, and married Caroline Vann, they are buried in Trumansburg Grove Cemetery. Unknown who others married.

6. Elizabeth English born about 1819 died ? married John Overacker the son of Albert & Mary (Avery) Overacker, they had the following children; Albert; Hezekiah; John, Mary Ann; Sarah Ann; Elizabeth Jane; Burton. See Genealogy for Overackers Six of these children all died the same month of diphtheria. Hezekiah Overacker married Rachel Seloma Hoffman.

7. William English born April 3, 1819 died ? He is buried in the English Cemetery, according to the diary of another family member, reads, William moved away, and when he died his body was brought back and buried in the Old English Cemetery, now owned by Charlotte Pew, his would be Charlotte English who married Fred Pew, she was the daughter of Elihu English. He married Marriet Lawrence, they had the following children; William; Sara; Mary; Hannah; Nancy; and Ella. From Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, Volume II - Steuben Co., NY edition H. H. Hardesty, Publishers, New York, Toledo and Chicago (1896) page 1211 and 1212 it is written; William English was born at Dryden, NY., April 3, 1819 and was a son of Hezekiah and Mary (Cornelius) English, he settled in Steuben County, NY in 1854 and was married at Dryden, (it states) Cortland County, (Dryden is not in Cortland Co., it is in Tompkins Co., NY) William married Mariette Lawrence, whose parents, were; Henry & Eliza (Boyce) Lawrence, Mariette was born October 182_, at Cherry Valley, NY. To this marriage five children have been given; Mary E.; Sarah A.; Nancy; Ella; and William. Comrade English was by occupation a farmer at the time of his enlistment which occurred at the age of 44 years, July, 1863, at Elmira, NY. he was enrolled (pg. 1212 as a private in Co., H, 97th N.Y.V.I., 3d Brig., 20th A. C. He took an active part in the Wilderness Campaign, and all the engagements of his command to the surrender of Lee at Appomattox C. H., receiving his honorable discharge at Syracuse, NY., July 1865, upon the close of the war; His father, Hezekiah English was a U.S. soldier in the War of 1812. A son - in - law John Thompson served in the Union army and fell at the battle of Hatchers Run; his wife's brother, Lawrence served in a Minn. Regt. and was killed at Gettysburg. Comrade English receives a pension, his occupation is that of a farmer and he may be addressed at Corning, NY.

8. Hezekiah English born Nov. 30, 1820 died July 8, 1909 He married Mariah ______ [two records have been found for her; Mariah Overacker; Mariah Shaw] He married 2nd to Emily McCrary. They are all buried in Snyder Hill Cemetery, Town of Dryden, Tompkins Co. Have not found record of any children.

9. John C. English born 1823 died Feb. 21, 1906 married Rebecca Jane Genung born 1825 died 1907 she was the daughter of Aaron & Rebecca (Snyder) Genung. They lived on Snyder Hill, Town of Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY. They had the following children; Charles; Orrin; Elmer; John; Ida; Lavina and Mary. They are buried in Snyder Hill Cemetery, Town of Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY. Charles never married; Orrin married Ella Parks and then her cousin Estella Parks; Elmer married Addie Davenport; John H. married Elizabeth Cornelius; Ida married 1st Werbert Love and 2nd Daniel E. Palmer; Lavina married Gabriel Thompson; Mary married Burdett W. Ross.

10. Elihu English born May 23, 1826 died Jan. 22, 1897 married Mary Overacker born 1826 died 1899, she was the daughter of Albert & Mary (Avery) Overacker. Elihu and Mary lived on Genung Road, Ellis Hollow Town of Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY. They had the following Children; Thomas; George; Eugene; Albert; Emma; Charlotte; Elizabeth Mary. Thomas married Judith Williams; George married Viola Williams; Eugene married; Flora Skinner; Albert married Louise ____; Emma died as a young women; Charlotte married Fred Pew; Elizabeth Mary married David Raub.

11. Philander English born abt. 1828 died ? Still living in 1892, married Unknown who she was, 1850 census lists her as Phidelia, 1892 list her as Fidelia, a marriage record for their daughter lists her as A. Sloughter, English records lists her as Delia Delong. They had the following children that have been found; Louise, she may of been called Katy that was born about the same time as Louise, or they may of had another daughter Katy.; Hezekiah; Daniel E. [another records states Eddy this could be Daniel Edward] A cemetery lot in Snyder Hill Cemetery is owned by Philander English, it is unknown if he and his wife are buried there in unmarked graves. Louise married Jared Poole; Hezekiah married Helena Rice.

12. Joseph Enlish born May 17, 1830 died Aug. 14, 1903 He married Sally Payne born March 17, 1834 died May 6, 1901, They are both buried in Caroline Grove Cemetery, Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY. They are not known to have had any children.

13. Lewis English born Jan. 16, 1833 died Oct. 31 1900 married Harriet Jane Overacker born Aug. 18, 1833 died Dec. 15, 1920 She was the daughter of Albert & Mary (Avery) Overacker. They lived in The Town of Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY. They had the following children; Elora; Carrie; Hattie; Addie; Cora; Ella; Ellsworth. Elora married James Edward Banfield; Carrie married E. J. Reed; Hattie married Russell Hart; Addie married Edgar Apgar; Cora married William Knox; Ella married Harrison Hogland; Ellsworth married Minnie VanDeMark.

14. Sarah Ann English born 1836 died March 21, 1898 married Benjamin Letts; The children that have been recorded. Frank Letts and Nancy Letts who married a Davis. In the 1865 Ithaca Census, lists as follows; Benj. 36 yrs., born in Tompkins Co., NY, Sarah Ann 25 yrs., with 2 children, Nancy age 11 and Benj. age 5. It is believed that Benj. the son was Benjamin Franklin Letts.

See Mariah English # 4 Hezekiah VAN ORDER, aged 77 years, died at 11 o'clock yesterday morning at his home in Jacksonville. He had been in feeble health for some time and for the past six months had been confined to his bed. Mr. VAN ORDER was born in Ithaca and came to Jacksonville to live when a small boy. He was the oldest and last surviving member of a large family, which was highly respected by all. He was a carpenter by trade. He is survived by his widow, Sarah E.; five sons, Fred, Howard, Arthur, Wilson and Robert. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from his late home, Rev. Mr. Pasche of Jacksonville officiating. Interment will be in the Trumansburg cemetery. ITHACA JOURNAL; 10 April 1909.

See Lewis English # 13 Mrs. Carrie R. Reed, 72 died Saturday afternoon, Oct. 20 at her home in Varna. The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 2 pm. Rev. M. L. Taylor of Syracuse, former pastor of the Varna Methodist Episcopal Church, will conduct the service. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Reed is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ellora Banfield, of Ithaca, Mrs. Cora Knox of Atwaters, and Mrs. Hattie Hart of California.

See Elihu English # 10 Mrs. George W. English; Mrs. Viola E. English, 84 , died Sunday night, March 29, 1936, at her home on the Slaterville Road. She is survived by five sons, Peter, of Brooktondale; Elihu of Breesport; George of Ithaca; Earl of Dundee and DeForest English of Groton; a daughter Mrs. Emma Dann of Ithaca; 16 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the Snyder Hill Church at 2 pm Wednesday.

See Elihu English # 10 Peter T. English son of George and Viola English Peter T. English , 63 , died at 2 pm Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1937 at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ernest Meacham of Caroline Center. Mr. English was a resident of Brooktondale. Funeral services will be conducted at the Nazarene Church in Brooktondale at 2 o'clock pm Thursday, the Rev. Mr. Sherman officiating. A prayer service will take place at the home at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be at Snyder Hill Cemetery. Besides his daughter, Mrs. Meacham, he is survived by another daughter Gertrude English of Slaterville Springs; four grandchildren; three brothers, Elihu English of Breesport, Earl of Dundee and DeForest of Groton, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Dann of Liverpool.

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