Submitted by Nancy Hauser
|WILLIAM E. SCRIPTURE, Justice
of the Supremem Court, was born on the 2d of November, 1843, in the town
of Westmoreland, Oneida County, N. Y., and is descended on his father's
side from Welsh ancestry, whose first American representative emigrated
to this country and settled in New Hampshire about 1700. His grandfather,
Hiram Scripture, was a native of Tolland County, Conn and in 1797 came
to Westmoreland, where he married, in March, 1798, Elizabeth Parker, a
native of Boston, whose parents were born in Ireland. He died there, aged
seventy-seven, as didalso his wife, at the age of ninety-three. Her family
settled in Westmoreland about 1794. Parker A. Scripture, son of Hiram,
was born in that town October 23, 1814. He spent his life on a farm there,
and in 1874 moved to Rome, where he was accidentally killed October
26, 1875. He married Harriet Standish Snow, daughter of Wilson Snow, who
She was born in Plymouth, Mass., and is a lineal descendant of
Captain Miles Standish, one of the Pilgrims of the 'Mayflower"
and Captain of the Plymouth Colony, whom Longfellow
immortalized in the celebrated poem, "The Courtship of Miles
Standish." She is also descended from the Murdock family, whose ancestors came over soon after 1620.
Source: 'The Empire State in Three Centuries'
Volume 3 Century History Company