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From: "Fred" <>
Subject: [NYSARATO] The Joseph Weeds
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 20:20:52 -0400
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Looking for the parents of the Joseph Weed mentioned below:
Joseph Weed was a descendant of the Weed family of Stamford, Connecticut,
early settlers of that town. He was born at Milton, Saratoga county, Feb. 7,
1791 or 1792. He was reared in his native town and educated there in the
public schools. He came to Essex county when a young man, and bought a tract
of timber land and manufactured lumber. He owned several mills.
He was a Whig, and was one of the first postmasters of Ticonderoga. He died
at Ticonderoga, N.Y., March 1, 1860.
He married (first) Lucy Benedict, who died in 1843. He married (second) Mary
Hay, of Ticonderoga, born 1813, died in August, 1880, daughter of Henry B.
and Esther (Coats) Hay.
Children of first wife:
George C., mentioned below.
Alfred, Walter, Frederick, Amanda and Emeline.
Children of second wife:
Alexander H., born March, 1844, of Weed Brothers, druggists.
Mary, married Richard Arthur, of Ticonderoga; children: Charles W., Joseph
H. and Jennie D. M. Arthur. Charles, died aged twelve years. Henry, died
young. Albert, mentioned below.
(II) George C., son of Joseph Weed, was born at Ticonderoga about 1816, died
about 1901. He married Sarah Smith.
John, mentioned below; Jennie, Philip, Alfred and Joseph.
(II) Albert, son of Joseph Weed, was born at Ticonderoga, Jan. 10, 1857
[transcriber's note: it strikes me as odd that Albert was born in 1857,
whereas his brother, George, immediately above, was born in 1816. Hmmm.]
He was educated in the public schools and the Union Free Academy at
Ticonderoga. He worked for a time at the trade of carpenter and for some
three years in the pulp mill at Ticonderoga. He then learned the drug
business, and from 1892 to Sept. 1909, was in partnership with his brother,
Alexander H. Weed, under the firm name of Weed Brothers, druggists. He has
been in the fire insurance business in addition to his other avocations
since 1887, in the firm of Weed & Burleigh. He is also a partner in the firm
of Stevens & Weed, dealers in clothing, Ticonderoga. He was a director of
the First National Bank of Ticonderoga for a number of years.
In politics he is a Republican, and he has taken a prominent part in public
affairs. He was supervisor of the town, 1891-93; member of the board of
trustees of the incorporated village of Ticonderoga; member of the assembly
in 1895-96. Since 1901, when he was appointed by President McKinley, he has
been postmaster of Ticonderoga.
He is a member of Mount Defiance Lodge, No. 794, Free and Accepted Masons;
of Carillon Chapter, No. 290, Royal Arch Masons, Ticonderoga; of De Soto
Commandery, Knights Templar, of Plattsburgh; of Oriental Temple, Mystic
Shrine, of Troy. In religion he is an Episcopalisn.
Mr. Weed married, October, 1884, Ida Stevens of Westport, N.Y., daughter of
Charles A. Stevens.
Charles, born 1888, died 1894.
Marjorie, July, 1897.
(III) John, son of George C. Weed, was born at Ticonderoga in 1848. He was
educated in the public schools, and has always lived in that town.
Joseph Thurlow, who is mentioned below.
George, who was born Aug. 12, 1882, died Feb. 12, 1910.
(IV) Joseph Thurlow, son of John Weed, was born at Ticonderoga Aug. 7, 1880.
He was educated in the public schools and at Middlebury College. He was
admitted to the bar, Sept. 26, 1905, at Brooklyn, N.Y. and is practicing at
Ticonderoga. In politics he is a Republican, in religion a Baptist.
He married, May 30, 1907, Pearl L., daughter of Daniel W. and Jane
(Thompson) Smith, of Danbury, Conn.
one child, Virginia Thompson Weed.
[transcriber's note: This material was published in 1910, so any subsequent
children this couple may or may not have had, are not listed].
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