Frances A. McCurdy

Female 1845 - 1919  (~ 74 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Frances A. McCurdy was born in ca 1845 (daughter of David McCurdy and Lydia Lemen); died on 1 Jan 1919 in Mt.Morris, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Nunda, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

    Family/Spouse: E. Marsh Petrie. E. was born on 19 Aug 1845 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 30 Sep 1936 in Mt.Morris, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Nunda, Livingston Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Grace I. Petrie was born in 1874; died on 6 Mar 1956 in Nunda, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Nunda, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  David McCurdy was born on 11 Nov 1816 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA (son of James D. McCurdy and Jane McNair); died on 27 Dec 1908 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: 25 Aug 1862; American Civil War (North) 136th New York Volunteers Infantry

    Notes:

    David McCurdy, the second son of James D., was born November 16th, 1816 in what was then the large town of Sparta, which included the two Spartas of today: N. Dansville and Ossian.
    The big house in which he was born stood in the edge of the town of Ossian above the Aldrich mill. It was built by his father, James D. McCurdy.
    David was given the meager schooling of that time; did his share in clearing the forest, planting, harvesting, hunting and sports. He was reared in strict morality, and with a just sense of obedience, social and public duty.
    Mr. McCurdy lived in Ossian about 70 years, being successfully engaged in farming; and at one time owning about 350 acres of excellent land well stocked. During this time, he served his town as Superintendent of Schools, until that office wasbolished. He was Assessor, and Justice of the Peace for twelve years.
    Over age to enlist in the Civil War, he was a veteran of the home guard, aiding in furnishing the sinews of war.
    Early in life he united with the Presbyterian Church in Ossian; and for many years held the office of ruling Elder, Trustee, Superintendent of Sunday School, and member of the choir.
    Active in all movements for the betterment of home life of the farmer, he was President of the Grange, and similar organizations.
    David married Lydia Lemen (a daughter of Thomas Lemen, and grand daughter of Lieut. William Slough Lemen, a Revolutionary War patriot) on March 30th, 1843; a lady of rare good judgment, prudent loyal wife, a faithful loving mother. She diedn 1876 at the age of fifty-six years.
    Feeling the weight of years and a laborious life, David disposed of his farm in 1884, removed to Dansville engaging for a time in the harnes business, and since residing with his daughter.
    Mr. McCurdy was a Whig in his younger days, casting his first vote for William H. Harrison in 1840. When that party was annihilated, he went to the Democrat party, where he has since loyally remained.
    He is vigorous for one of his age, and, until the past few years, it would be a severe day or night that would keep him from his seat in the church on Sunday, or from the sessions of the Masonic Chapter. Never having been seriously ill, he ibutes his good health and long life to the inherited vitality and longevity of his parents, his abstemious use of food, out-door life, rest, and the absolute exclusion of tobacco and liquor from his diet.
    As a husband, father, friend and neighbor, he is deeply loved, and highly esteemed.
    A man of integrity, honor, keen intellect, a great reader, even in these latter years, he has kept posted on the events of the day, and enjoys life as well as any in his vicinity.
    His children consisted of three sons, and eight daughters as follows; Jane who married Wells W. Avery; Francis A., married Edward M. Petrie, and has one child, Grace I.; James D., who died unmarried; George I., died in infancy; Marietta I., rried Nelson B. Willett; Ellen A., died unmarried; Nancy died in infancy; Dr. Charles W., whose portrait is represented on the following page; Sarah A., married William Stanton.; Ida A., married Hugh W. McNair; Cora Belle married James R Michael, and is residing at Bloomfield, N. J.

    David married Lydia Lemen on 30 Mar 1843 in Livingston Co., New York, USA. Lydia (daughter of Thomas Lemen and Jane H. Boyles) was born on 17 Jun 1819 in New York, USA; died on 12 Apr 1876 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Lydia Lemen was born on 17 Jun 1819 in New York, USA (daughter of Thomas Lemen and Jane H. Boyles); died on 12 Apr 1876 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    Children:
    1. Jane McCurdy
    2. 1. Frances A. McCurdy was born in ca 1845; died on 1 Jan 1919 in Mt.Morris, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Nunda, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    3. Marietta I. McCurdy
    4. Ellen A. McCurdy
    5. Nancy McCurdy
    6. Doctor Charles W. McCurdy
    7. Sarah A. McCurdy
    8. Ida A. McCurdy
    9. Cora Belle McCurdy
    10. James D. McCurdy was born on 9 Apr 1847 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 15 Oct 1874 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    11. George McCurdy was born in 1848 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 12 Dec 1848 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Wood Cemetery, Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  James D. McCurdy was born on 1 Oct 1783 in Ireland (son of Cornelius McCoy); died on 15 Feb 1861 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in South Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    James D. McCurdy, the first-born of David, was born in Ireland, Oct. 1st, 1783; came to America with his parents when but three years old.
    At the age of 12, he was adopted by Cornelius McCoy, through an agreement with David McCurdy, whereby his son, James, was to live with him until he became of age, when he was to become his heir (McCoy having no surviving heir).
    On becoming of age, James inserted the letter D in his name, in memory of his father, David.
    James married Jane McNair on July 5th, 1810, a daughter of William McNair, of what is now Groveland, N.Y., they had nine children as follows: William, Rebecca, David, Sarah, James, Nancy, Andrew, Margaret and Jane.
    In 1817, he moved to the town of Ossian, and purchased a tract of heavily timbered land, which he cleared and added other tracts, until he acquired over 1000 acres.
    His educational advantage was limited to brief attendance at the district school; but by adding a strict course of study at home, he became very well-educated; also studied Surveying, and became very successful in this branch.
    In the war of 1812, when General Smith issued the proclamation for troops to invade Canada, James joined Captain David Porter's company, and proceeded to Buffalo where they encamped with orders to cross at 4 o'clock next morning. Just as the oops were on the move, a musket was fired on the American side, which gave the alarm; this was followed by a bugle, "To Arms on the Canadian side". A halt was called, and a consultation of the under officers held, who decided to apply to General Smith for orders, but he could not be found. The attempt was abandoned, and the troops returned home.
    Early in life, James adopted the principle of total abstinence from all intoxicating drinks.
    Though not a member of any denomination, he aided the preachers of those times and contributed fifty dollars toward building the first Presbyterian church in Dansville. But the strongest element of his character was his independent religious evictions; a diligent reader of the bible, always eager to know its teaching, which finally led him to differ from the common view; believing man to be but a mortal dying creature, obtaining future life only by a resurrection from the dead by faith and obedience to the gospel of Christ; to inherit the earth, redeemed from the curse as their everlasting abode; which condition is to begin at the second coming of Christ, which event he believed to be near. In the full confidence of this faith, he died February 16th, 1861, at the age of 78 years.

    James married Jane McNair on 5 Jul 1810 in Groveland, Livingston Co., New York, USA. Jane was born on 15 Dec 1785 in Pennsylvania, USA; died on 11 Feb 1875 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in South Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Jane McNair was born on 15 Dec 1785 in Pennsylvania, USA; died on 11 Feb 1875 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in South Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    Children:
    1. Margaret McCurdy
    2. William McCurdy was born on 11 Aug 1811 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 18 Mar 1885 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    3. Rebecca McCurdy was born in 1814 in Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    4. 2. David McCurdy was born on 11 Nov 1816 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 27 Dec 1908 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    5. Sarah McCurdy was born est 1818.
    6. James McCurdy was born in 1821 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; died in 1911 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    7. Nancy McCurdy was born in 1823 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 7 Aug 1824 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in South Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    8. Andrew McCurdy was born on 31 Jan 1826 in Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    9. Jane McCurdy was born in 1831 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 7 Sep 1831 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in South Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

  3. 6.  Thomas Lemen was born on 29 Oct 1790 in Pennsylvania, USA (son of Major William Slough Lemen and Lydia Dunwoody); died on 18 Jan 1863 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Wood Cemetery, Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

    Thomas married Jane H. Boyles. Jane was born in 1795 in Pennsylvania, USA; died on 7 Dec 1874 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Wood Cemetery, Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Jane H. Boyles was born in 1795 in Pennsylvania, USA; died on 7 Dec 1874 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Wood Cemetery, Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    Children:
    1. Esther Lemen was born on 3 Feb 1815 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 8 May 1845 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Wood Cemetery, Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    2. Lt. Col. James Lemen was born on 10 May 1815 in New York, USA; died on 23 Aug 1890 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Nunda, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    3. William B. Lemen was born on 6 May 1817 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 5 Oct 1890 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    4. 3. Lydia Lemen was born on 17 Jun 1819 in New York, USA; died on 12 Apr 1876 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    5. Mary Lemen was born in 1821 in Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    6. Thomas E. Lemen was born on 22 Mar 1824 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 5 May 1862 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    7. John N. Lemen was born in ca 1827 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    8. Marietta Lemen was born in ca 1829 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; died in 1907.
    9. Archibald H. Lemen was born in 1831 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died in 1899 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    10. Lewis C. Lemen was born on 2 Sep 1833 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    11. Margaret E. Lemen was born in 1835 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 11 Dec 1871 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Wood Cemetery, Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    12. Minerva F. Lemen was born in ca 1843 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Cornelius McCoy was born in ca 1762; died on 8 May 1809 in North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    Cornelius McCoy, originally from Ireland, in 1788 arrived in Pennsylvania and later settled with his family in the Genesee Valley where he built the first house in Dansville in 1795.

    Children:
    1. 4. James D. McCurdy was born on 1 Oct 1783 in Ireland; died on 15 Feb 1861 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in South Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

  2. 12.  Major William Slough Lemen was born on 1 Oct 1760 in Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia, USA (son of Thomas Lemen and Margaret Slough); died on 21 Mar 1845 in Dansville, Steuben Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Dansville, Steuben Co., New York, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: Abt 1776; American Revolution

    William married Lydia Dunwoody in 1789. Lydia was born est 1770; died about 1795. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 13.  Lydia Dunwoody was born est 1770; died about 1795.
    Children:
    1. 6. Thomas Lemen was born on 29 Oct 1790 in Pennsylvania, USA; died on 18 Jan 1863 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Wood Cemetery, Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    2. Lydia Lemen was born on 14 Jan 1793 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died in Oct 1793 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    3. Margaret Lemen was born on 18 Dec 1794 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 01 Apr 1864 in Dansville, Steuben Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Dansville, Steuben Co., New York, USA.
    4. Lydia Lemen was born in 1795 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA.


Generation: 5

  1. 24.  Thomas Lemen

    Thomas married Margaret Slough. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 25.  Margaret Slough
    Children:
    1. 12. Major William Slough Lemen was born on 1 Oct 1760 in Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia, USA; died on 21 Mar 1845 in Dansville, Steuben Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Dansville, Steuben Co., New York, USA.