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THE HISTORY OF SAUK COUNTY WISCONSIN
published: Chicago: Western Historical Society 1880
TOWN OF DELTON- Page 750
HENRY SARRINGTON, farmer, Sec. 21; P.O. Delton, born in Northamptonshire, England, Dec. 25, 1835; he came to America in 1856, and located in Oneida Co., N.Y.; he came to Sauk Co. in 1867. He was married, July 4, 1865, to Miss Susan Balderson, a native of England; they have two children – Eva and Henry L.  Mrs. Sarrington is a member of the M.E. Church.  Mr. S. is a Democrat, politically.  He has a farm of 75 acres.
Contributed by Linda Wright



THE HISTORY OF SAUK COUNTY WISCONSIN
published: Chicago: Western Historical Society 1880
VILLAGE AND TOWN OF REEDSBURG - Page 726
HERMAN AND WILLIAM SEVEKE, brothers, the former a farmer on Sec. 22, P.O. Reedsburg, the latter, proprietor of saloon and bowling alley in Reedsburg; are sons of Henry and Elizabeth Seveke;  their father was born in June, 1824, and died in September of 1877, in Reedsburg, his death being  caused from injuries received by the running-away of a team;  the mother, Elizabeth, is still living.  Mr. Herman Seveke was born in Verzen,  Hanover, Germany, Oct. 5, 1856;  came from Hanover to Reedsburg, Wis., July, 1867; he bought his present place of 100 acres about seven years ago. He belongs  to the St. John's German Lutheran Church of Reedsburg.  Mr. William Seveke came with his brother to Reedsburg, Wis., from Hanover, Germany, in 1867; he was born in Hanover June 29, 1852; until the spring of 1880, he was engaged in farming, and then began his present business.  On Nov. 13, 1875, he was married to Miss Ella Card, who was born April 13, 1857, in Winfield, Sauk, Co., Wis.;  they have two children - Herman, born April 13, 1876, and Clara, Nov. 11, 1879.  Mr. William Seveke is, like his brother, a member of
St. John's Church.
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Daniel C. Shearman
Daniel C., son of Robert Shearman and Honor Brown, was born March 4, 1787; married Abigail Strong,
daughter of Adoniah Strong, January 26, 1812,  entered the counting house of his brother, Ebenezer B. Shearman, at the age of 18 years and remained there until about 1812, when he removed to Rutland, jefferson Co., N.Y., and engaged in mercantile business, after which he purchased a farm and resided upon it until his death, which took place April 14, 1863.


Ebenezer B. Shearman
Ebenezer B., son of  Robert Shearman and Honor Brown, was born in South Kingston, R. I., April 20, 1783;
married Sarah, daughter of Joseph Ballou (b. 1781), in 1808, and had Jane, b. February, 1809; m. Joseph A. Shearman, March, 1833 Angeline, b. 1811; d. s. 1832.
Ebenezer B. Shearman died in Utica, April 23, 1845. Sarah Ballou, widow of Ebenezer B. Shearman, died February 7, 1877, age 96 years. Came to Utica, NY, previous to 1804 as a clerk to Jerathmel Ballou, son of Joseph.  About 1804 he went into business with Judah Williams, Jr.  In 1810 he was alone, and a few years after he took into partnership his young brother Stukeley, a young man of fine promise, who died at an early age.  Subsequently his nephew, Joseph A. Shearman, and Theodore Ballou were associated with him.  He became largely interested in the manufacture of cotton goods and window glass.  He was one of the company which set in operation in New Hartford the first cotton factory in the county, the bulk of the shares of the stock of which he bought up, and managed the institution himself with skill and profit.  He was always a friend and advocate of manufacturers and a patron of industry.  By his energy and devotion to business he became
independently wealthy.  His interest in public affairs was conspicuous, and the share considerable which he bore in the civic affairs of his time.  From its foundation he was, so long as he lived, a director of the Utica Bank, and in 1828 he was one of the electors for President of the United States.  He possessed a judgment of remarkable soundness, a mind in all respects eminently practical, and a heart ever true to kindly impulses."
-- Bagg's Pioneers of Utica.

Jonathan Shearman son of Robert Shearman and Honor Brown, was born July 12, 1779; married, 1st, Dorinda Smith,
and had Mary, b. August 3, 1810; m. Theodore Farley
Dorinda Smith, wife of Jonathan Shearman, died at Fenner, Madison county, NY, December 11, 1823.  He married, 2d, Catharine Hardenburgh, widow of  --- Dykeman, in 1825, no children. Catharine Hardenburgh, wife of Jonathan Shearman, died April 21, 1860, aged 76 years. Jonathan Shearman died March 18, 1863, in Canajoharie, Montgomery Co., NY.  He was a practicing physician at an early day in Washington Co., R. I., from whence, in 1806, he removed to Oneida Co., NY. and finally settled at Fenner, Madison Co., NY, after having spent a short time at Aurelius Cayuga Co.  For a time he was in the mercantile business with his brother Daniel C., in Lowville, Lewis Co., but having gained a respectable competence, gave up his business and profession and lived a retired life.


Robert Shearman
Robert, son of (360) Robert Shearman and Honor Brown, was born in South Kingston, R. I., September 10, 1790;
married (481) Anna Maria, daughter of (472) Watts Sherman and Olivia Gillson (b. September 17, 1800), January 8, 1822, and had Robert Henry, b. August 15, 1822; d. September 5, 1822 and Olivia Maria, b. October 14, 1823; m. (1819 Talcott Ped.), S. Visscher Talcott, November 23, 1843. Anna Maria Sherman, wife of Robert Shearman, died at St. Augustine March 9, 1825.  He married, 2d, Lura Tracy, May 17, 1835; no children. Died at Westmoreland, N.Y., September 6, 1838, and was buried in Utica by the side of his first wife. "Robert Shearman migrated from Kingston, R. I., to Utica in 1815, and joined his brother, William Pitt, in business.  They
were long together at No. 64 Genesee street and kept up a union in trade after William P. settled in Rochester.  Feeble in health during the latter part of his life, he withdrew from business and made his home in Westmoreland, N.Y."
-- Baggs' Pioneers of Utica.


Willette H. Shearman
Willette H., son of (360) Robert Shearman and Honor Brown, was born at South Kingston, R. I., January 31, 1792; married, 1st, Catharine Ann, daughter of Col. Lawrence Schoolcraft, a soldier of the Revolution, and the sister of Henry R. Schoolcraft, the historian, in 1816. Died at Vernon, N.Y. December 28, 1868.  He was the seventh son of the family, and left the homestead of his parents at the age of 19 years.  He served a clerkship in Wickford and Providence, R. I., and at the age of 21 he took charge of the business of the Oneida Glass factory, an  incorporated company doing business in Vernon, N.Y., in which position he continued from 1813 to 1837, after which he was appointed one of the commissioners for the erection of the State Lunatic Asylum at Utica, and later one of the trustees of that institution.  In 1842 he returned to Vernon, and to the date of his death resided on and cultivated the farm owned by him in that place.


William Pitt Shearman arrived at Utica, N.Y., in 1807, from Kingston, R. I., and became assistant to his brother Ebenezer. A few years later he was in company with Seth Dwight, but in 1815 formed a business connection with his brother Robert. Striking in personal appearance, possessed of decided enterprise, he took a high stand as a merchant and accumulated a handsome property.  Politically he was of the notorious twenty one high minded gentlemen.  He died rather suddenly in New York city."
-- Bagg's Pioneers of Utica.


THE HISTORY OF SAUK COUNTY WISCONSIN
published: Chicago: Western Historical Society 1880
VILLAGE AND TOWN OF REEDSBURG - Page 726
CHARLES F. SHELDEN, Assistant Postmaster in Reedsburg;  born in Oneida Co.,N.Y., Sept. 2, 1842;  came to Walworth Co., Wis., with his parents in 1845; his father, Dewitt C. Sheldon, is still living in Reedsburg, Wis.;  for eleven years Mr. S.'s parents remained on a farm at Elkhorn Spring, Wis.; went from there to a farm on Narrow Prairie.  In January, 1862, Mr. C.F.Sheldon enlisted in Co. A. 19th, W.V.I.;  he was in the 19th Army Corps, under Gen. Butler, at the siege of Petersburg and other contests in that vicinity;  was mustered out of service in June, 1865.  On Dec. 16, 1868, Mr. Sheldon married to Miss Bell Hood, of Racine, Wis.;  Mr. Sheldon has two children - Walter D, born Feb. 2, 1870, and Mabel, October 18, 1877.  Mr. Sheldon has held the office of Town Clerk. He belongs to the Masonic fraternity.
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From: “History of Dekalb County, Indiana.” Inter-state Publishing Co. Chicago, 1885.
Andrew Smith, section 36, Wilmington Township, was born in Trenton, Oneida Co. N.Y., May 10, 1814, a son of David Smith, a native of Dutchess County, N.Y., who moved with his family to Wayne County, Ohio, in the fall of 1814. His grandfather, David Smith, was a soldier in the war of the Revolution, and was taken prisoner by the British, and with others was to have been put to death. The night before the day set for their execution he and a comrade plead with the doorkeeper to give them a little air, and he opened the door slightly and Mr. Smith knocked him down, and then, with about half the prisoners, escaped. David Smith Jr., was a soldier in the war of 1812. Our subject was reared in Ohio, and in 1845 came to De Kalb County, Ind., and settled in the thick woods on the site of his present farm. He cleared a small patch and built a cabin 18X20 feet, in which he lived nine years. He now owns 160 acres of valuable land, on which are good farm building. He was married Feb. 4, 1839, to Elizabeth Meacham, who died eighteen months after her marriage. Jan. 1, 1844, he married Susanna Rice, and to them were born three children; but two are living--- George R. and Murray A. Marshall B. is deceased. Mrs. Smith died Dec. 23, 1862. Mr. Smith married Luthera A. Sutherland, who at her death left one son--- Andrew M. Sept. 27, 1881, Mr. Smith married Maggie (Anthony) Cory, widow of Jackson Cory. Mrs. Smith has been married three times.
Kissinger, George M.


George F. Smith, superintendent of the D.J. Spaulding farm, and also foreman in one of his camps near Withee, was born in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin August 19, 1857, the son of Michael Smith, deceased, a native of Dublin, Ireland. The latter came to the United States when a young man, and settled in Utica, New York where he remained five years. He ten lived six years in Chicago, where he was engaged in grading streets. He next went to Milwaukee, where he at once time owned 260 acres of land, and where he died May 12, 1886, at the age of eighty-four years, after a sickness of but a few days. Our subject's mother, nee Catharine Ryan, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of John Ryan, deceased, a native of County Mayo, Ireland. The parents had six children, two of whom still survive: George F. and Michael J. The latter now lives on the old homestead near Milwaukee. George F., our subject, was reared to farm life, and educated in the common schools. In the fall of 1877, he commenced work in the pineries near Ludington, on the Pere Marquette River, Michigan, where he remained six years, and during that time was engaged in driving logs in the summers. In 1883 he came to this county and lived at Neillsville two years, spending the winters in the camps, and farming in the summers. October 19,
1888, he took charge of the Spaulding farm, having charge of several thousand acres, and also estimates and looks after all the pine lands. Besides this he also owns a one-half interest in the the homestead in Milwaukee. Mr. Smith married January 14, 1875, to Emma J., a daughter of Timothy Carlton, deceased. They have two children: Francis M., born October 27, 1890, and Edward T., March 30, 1890. Religiously he is a member of the Catholic Church.
From the Biographical History of Clark and Jackson Counties, Wisconsin


THE HISTORY OF SAUK COUNTY WISCONSIN
published: Chicago: Western Historical Society 1880
VILLAGE AND TOWN OF REEDSBURG - Page 727
S.F. SMITH, of the firm of Rork & Smith, cigar manufacturers, Reedsburg;  was born at Augusta, Oneida Co., N.Y., May 22, 1832;  his father, Timothy Smith, died in Watertown, N.Y., in 1875;  his mother Lucy Smith, died in 1873;  Mr. S.F.Smith came to Newport, Wis., in the spring of 1854, and for several years engaged in the hardware business;  then spent two years in Dalton, Wis., after which, in 1865, he came to Reedsburg and began his present business as cigar manufacturer.  He has been twice married;  by his first wife he had two children.  He married his second wife, Miss Nellie Eggleston at Fox Lake, Wis., on May 4, 1870;  she was born Dec. 27, 1845;  the only child of this marriage, Byrd L., was born April 30, 1877.
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History of Oneida County by Samuel W. Durant Published 1878
Biographical Sketch
Roswell F. Spinning is a lineal descendant of the third generation of Levy Spinning, who emigrated from Scotland in the year 1745, and settled in Guilford, Conn. Levy Spinning and his wife, Thankful Benton, had six children, viz., John, Polly, Sarah, Betsey, Daniel, and Benjamin, all of whom lived to maturity and had families. Benjamin, the father of Roswell F., was married five times, but from only one of his wives, Sarah Moulton, did he have any children. Their union resulted in the birth of seven children, viz., Roswell F., Hannah and Anna (twins), Betsey, Almer, and Almira (twins), and Malinda, all of whom lived to raise families, and were residents of the town of Lee.
Roswell F. was born in Lee, Oneida Co., NY, Sep. 17, 1794. He was married Nov. 19, 1819, to Lucinda Dewey, who was born in Windham Co., Conn., Aug. 17, 1801. By this union three children were born, viz., Curtis, July 8, 1822, Jay, Oct. 20, 1827, and died April 22, 1832; and a son who died in infancy, July 10, 1834. Mr. Spinnig was a successful farmer. He purchased the farm now owned by his son Curtis in 1830, where he resided until his death, which occurred Sept. 14, 1870. His father died at Lee, NY, Nov. 8, 1848. His wife, Lucinda, is still living on the old homestead with her son Curtis. She is a prominent member of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, and noted for kindness of heart where help is needed. She assisted largely with her means in the erection of the beautiful church at Lee Centre. These likenesses and this personal sketch were given by her in memory of her husband.
Kathy Last