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Ressegue, James M., was born on the homestead May 8, 1839, and was educated in the common schools.  He was a resident of Buffalo twenty-two years, and was captain and part owner of steam tug boats, but is now a farmer int he town of Verona.  December 5, 1865, he married Frances C. Eads, of Buffalo, and they had these children: Florence, who married Forrest Wilson, of the town of Westmoreland; Harley H., who is a paper hanger by occupation, and is also a fine elocutionist; and Lyle M., a student at school.  Mr. Ressegue's father, James, was born in 1813, and was educated in the schools of his days.  He married Lydia Leet, of Verona, NY. by whom he had these children: Maria, Harley, Emily, Caroline, Henry, Mary, Eliza, Ellen and James M., as above.  Mr. Ressegue died in 1851, and his wife in 1864.  Mrs. Ressegue's father, Hiram B. Eads, was born in Oneida County, in 1806.  He married Desire Williams, of his native County, by whom he had nine children: Sarah A., Polly, Nancy, Frances C., Fannie, Abigail, William B., Alonzo B., and Benjamin F..  Mr. Eads died in 1854, and his wife in 1889.  R. Ressegue is a member of the Royal Arcanum, No. 150, of Rome, NY.  Mr. Ressegue's grandfather, David Williams, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.  The ancestry of the family is French and Welsh.
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The ancestors of Seth M. Richmond came from England and settled in Massachusetts, his father Isaac Richmond, having been born near Boston.  His mother was Salona Perry, of Norton, Mass.  They had eight children, six of whom were sons, as follows:  Isaac, now living at Fulton, Oswego County, N.Y., at the age of ninety years; he was born at Augusta, Oneida county, N.Y., where all of the children were born, and where Isaac Richmond passed most of his life.  Gardner, the next son, is deceased; Alvin, living in Little Falls at the age of eighty-six years, and a partner many years with his brother, Seth M., as described below; Nathan P., deceased; Parley, deceased; Phoebe married N. B. Cook, of Augusta, and living; Anna M., married W. E. Walton, of Munnsville, N.Y., and living; and Seth M., the subject of this sketch and a portrait, who was born at
Augusta, on the 17th of May, 1818, between the birth of the two sisters mentioned.
[There is a lot more about Seth, but little that is directly related to Oneida county]
History of Herkimer County, New York," by George A. Hardin, Syracuse, N.Y, D. Mason & Co., publishers, 1893.
Lisa Slaski


Daniel J. Roberts was born in the town of Trenton, Oneida Co., AD 1833, July 8, being the youngest child of the
   late John J. and Mary Roberts, who came from North Wales and settled in Oneida county in 1819. Their children were
   Owen J., Mary Ann, Jeanette, Jane, and Daniel J., the subject of this sketch. Mr. Roberts learned the trade of
   carpenter and joiner and became a contractor at the age of twenty-three, and followed the trade for many years. After
   a tour of two years to the Pacific coast, he returned and married Laura, daughter of the late William W. and Mary
   Prichard of the town of Remsen, Oneida county, by whom he has two daughters, Mary E. and Margaret M. In politics
   he is a Republican, and has served his town as highway commissioner eight terms. He is now living at Hinckley, NY.
   Our County and its People, a Descriptive Work on Oneida County, New York, edited by Daniel E. Wager, 1896
   Kathy Last


Emma J. Roberts is the widow of the late Hon. R. H. Roberts, who died in 1888, aged fifty-one years. He was born
   in Wales in 1837 and came to America when two years of age. In 1870 he married Emma J., daughter of Spencer
   Pitcher, of Boonville, by whom he had three children: Anna Lena, Robert H., a law student in the office of Hon. H. W.
   Bentley, and Emma J., who died in 1874. In 1865, Mr. Roberts engaged in building oil tanks in the Pennsylvania oil
   regions but afterward retailed wagons, cutters, etc. He was elected supervisor in 1874 and 1875, and was sent to the
   Assembly in 1877. In 1883 he represented Oneida county in the State Senate. Latterly his allegiance was given to the
   Democratic party.
   Our County & Its People, A Descriptive Work on Oneida County, New York, edited by Daniel E. Wager, 1896
   Kathy Last


Thomas D. Roberts was born in the town of Deerfield, August 24, 1825, son of David M. and Eleanor Roberts, who
   came to Deerfield in 1820. He was one of five children: David E., Thomas D., Robert M., John B., and Mary. His
   father, David M., helped to build the Erie Canal and after his settlement in Deerfield followed farming and was active
   in religious work. Thomas D. Roberts married Anne H., daughter of David Isaacs, of Utica. He was engaged in
   cheese-making for twenty-one years, after which he engaged in farming. He was elected supervisor of the town of
   Floyd in 1873-4-7 and to the Assembly in 1880-1. He is president of the Farmers Insurance Company of
   Westernville and director of the Farmers National Bank of Rome, also vice-president of the Oneida County Savings
   Bank.
   Our County and its People, A Descriptive Work on Oneida County, New York, edited by Daniel E. Wager, 1896
   Kathy Last


Albert Newton Russell Was born on a farm in Kirkland, Oneida county, N.Y., March 17, 1826.
His ancestors on his father's side emigrated to what was then called Whitestown, from Guilford, Conn., and were of English descent.  Simeon Hatch, his grandfather on his mother's side, was of Scotch descent and was one of the early settlers of what is now new Hartford, ebmigrating there from Wethersfield, Conn.
When nine years old his father, Samuel Baldwin Russell, sold his farm and removed to Sherburne, Chenango county, where he died, leaving three children, Albert Newton, being the youngest, about eleven years of age.
Returning to New Hartford, his mother gave him such educational advantages as the schools in that vicinity afforded, and while attending the select school he paid his way by working nights, mornings and Saturdays, in a cabinet shop, where he acquired some practical knowledge of mechanics.
[there is much more about Albert, but little else pertaining directly to Oneida county]
History of Herkimer County, New York," by George A. Hardin, Syracuse, N.Y, D. Mason & Co., publishers, 1893.
Lisa Slaski