Young James Harvey Jr. was a restless soul. As soon as he was old enough to leave home he left and moved out west to find his fortune. He never looked back. I was unable to locate any reliable record of him once he left New York. he is mentioned in his mothers obituary in 1902 stating that he was living in the west.
Hannah McGinley married a decorated Civil war veteran, Emmett Ellis from Watkins Glen Schuyler NY. in 1872. Emmett had served in the war, been capture and quickly liberated. The following is the obituary of Emmett Ellis as it appeared in the Watkins express following his death on 1/8/1920:MUSTERED
The death of Emmet Ellis occurred
January 8th at 11.20 at his residence
on 3rd Street. He had been in failing
health for upwards of a year, but
only confined to the house the last
six weeks.... He was the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Brad Ellis, and was born in
Dundee where the family then resided
July 8th, 1844. He is survived by the
present wife, who was Miss Adah
Mitchell, and by the following children
by his first wife: Mrs. Gusbacon
of Elmira; Mrs. C.T. Stowell of
Va; Mrs. James Donnells of
this place (Watkins Glen NY); Mildred Ellis of Elmira.
Charles Ellis of Poland Ohio, and one
sister, Mrs. Mary Yost of Pittsford,
He was a cival war veteran, and
had many thrilling experiences in the
years he faithfully served his country
He enrolled for three years in Co. F.
26th. Regiment of Michigan Infantry
August 9th 1862. He was wounded
by gunshot in the right leg in the 7,
days fight before Richmond, Va., and
was in Fairfax hospital at Alexandria,
Va. Afterwards in an engagement
at Cold Harbor, June 1st. was wounded
in the head and was sent to Lincoln
hospital Washington D. C. Comrade
Ellis was also captured at Bailey's
Cross roads and held a prisoner
a few hours until recaptured by the
10th N. Y. and Michigan Cavalry.
He was honorably discharged June,
4th, 1865. He reenlisted for a term
of three years, and was made a Sargeant
and finally honorably discharged by reason
of wounds in the secondenlistment.
He was a member of the
D. W. Washburn, G. A. R. Post No.
He served as Chief of Police, being
faithful in his duties for eleven years
in this village and in this way became
a familiar figure on our- streets alike
to old and young*and during this time
made many friends and acquaintances
He was agent for Schuyler County of
the Society for Prevention of Cruelty
to Children and was much interested
in it and did some good work along
The funeral was held Monday at
9 A. M. at St. Mary's Church. Rev.
Father Carrol officiating. Burial was
in St. Mary's
The Ellis family lived in Watkins Glen and in and around Montour Falls Schuyler NY. Emmett was elected chief of police and served on the police force for many years. Hannah was an active member of the Woman's relief corp for many years. She cared for her mother, Mary McLaughlin until Mary's death on 12/4/1902. Hannah was reported to have been in poor health most of her adult life, but she did not let it deter her from helping out in the community. The Ellis family were well respected in the Watkins Glen area. Hannah died very suddenly in her home on Tuesday May 25,1915. Hannah and Emmett had 6 children: Mildred Ellis (10/1994- ),Anna Ellis (9/1872-), Minnie Ellis (1875-), Nellie Ellis (5/1878-11/14/1951), Charles Ellis (7/16/1880-)Mary Katheryn (1886-1888).
Mildred graduated from and worked as a nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira NY. She married Daniel O'Connor in Auburn NY on Feb. 6,1921.
Charles Ellis married Anna ? in 1909 and moved to Youngstown Ohio. In 20 Charles and Anna moved to Beaver Mohoning Ohio. Charles worked briefly as an inspector in the steel mill and for many years as a boiler maker for Yo. Sheet & Tubes boiler shop. Charles and Anna rented the home where they raised their only child, Charles Ellis Jr. Born 1915 in Ohio. ( Charles completed 2 years of high school and followed his father into the Boiler maker trade. He married Margaret ? from Virginia. Margaret worked as a nurses helper in the Hospital.)
Anna Ellis Married Gust D. Bacon (1869) and settled in Elmira NY. The Bacons rented their home and Gus worked as a pressman for a book manufacturer in that city. They had one child, a son John E. Bacon (1903-)( John E. Bacon AKA C John Bacon, continued to live in Elmira. He purchased a home on William street in Elmira where he and his wife Elizabeth raised their children John W. Bacon born 1931, James Bacon born 1934, E. Jon Bacon born 1935, E. Joan Bacon born 1937. After his fathers death John continued to care for his mother Anna.
Minnie Ellis Married Charles P. Stowell from Reading Schuyler NY. in 1897. The Stowells settled first in Reading Schuyler NY, where they started their family ( Leo H. Stowell 1897, Nellie E. Stowell 1899, Charels A. Stowell 1903, Elizabeth M. Stowell 1906, and Paul C. Stowell 1911) The Stowell family moved to Brookland Henrico Virginia. By 1920 their daughter Helen ( Nellie ) had married a greek immigrant, William Klogoras (1897). William Klogoras worked as an auto mechanic. Charles P. Stowell was a printer of books. Chales P. Stowell died before 1930. In 1930 Minnie, now a widow is living in Philadelphia PA. with her two married daughters, Helen Klogoras and Elizabeth Archie. All three are working as sales ladies in a grocery store.
Nellie Ellis married Irish immigrant James Donnells (1875). James immigrated to the US in 1892. He and Nellie were married around 1910 and made their home in Watkins Glen, Schuyler county NY. James worked in a variety of positions at the salt plant. Nellie and James had a large family Ellen Donnells (1911), Alice Donnells (1912), Hannah Donnells(1913), Reginia Donnells (1914), James Donnells Jr. (1916), Monica Donnells (1918), and Thomas Donnells (1921).
Hannah McLaughlin married Benjamin McCarty and had two sons; Charles D. McCarty (1858-1939) who she raised and James McCarty (3/5/1860-1/27/1942), who was raised by his Aunt and Uncle Elizabeth and Thomas Butler. Hannah remarried Joseph Bryan and they had Mary Bryan (1864-1933), Nell Bryan (1868-1947), Kate Bryan (1866-) and Will Bryan(1870-1952).
Charles D. McCarty married Stella Shea (1870-1959). Charles settled his family in Corning Steuben NY. He worked as an Ice dealer and by 1920 owned his own business. Charles and Estell McCarty had the following children ; Margaret McCarty (1901), Isabella (1902), Justin (1905), and Estella (1906). In 1939 Margaret Married Arthur Doran (1894), Isabella married John Amey (1900-1954) John was a book keeper for the power company and later for Ingersoll Rand. He was the vice president of the little league in Corning Ny. Estella also married John Amey (1900-1954), in 1955 Justin married Marian Reardon (1905).
James McCarty was raised by Elizabeth and Thomas Butler in Hornby Steuben NY. He worked on the farm and when he was able, he purchased his own land adjacent to William McLaughlin and started his own farm. In 1889 James, tired of farming, sold his farm and moved to Corning to become a "meat man". We would call him a butcher today, but in those days being a meat man was more than just cutting up meat. James had to inspect and purchase the live stock, transport it, generally by driving it on foot, to the slaughter house, slaughter, and cut the meat and then take it by truck or wagon into Painted Post to sell . James reportedly sold steak at 12 cents a pound. In 1919 James purchased a store located at 68 West William street in Corning NY. Initially he set up a butcher store but after a couple of years he converted his shop to a full grocery store. James is reported to have had a very friendly disposition and was a favorite with the kids, for whom he always kept sweets available.James Married Sarah Elizabeth Hendrick (8/28/1863-3/23/1923) on March 28,1883.. The McCarty's had five children; a son Clair Mccarty (1897-? Married Elsie McLaughlin in 1930),Charles A. McCarty 5/8/1886-12/8/1908, George W. McCarty (9/6/1887-9/8/1887), Katherine "Kitty" McCarty (1888-1958, Married EarleThomas Keenan in 1921. The Keenan's had the following children; Florance 1924-1931,Marianne 1926-?,Marleigh 1927-present, ), and Ethel McCarty (1893-1985, married George Keenan (1893-1985) George was Earle's brother. The George Keenan's had the following children; Elizabeth Jean (BJ), 1923-?, Irene 1927-?, George Jr. 1944-1944, Thomas 1936-1953 and James 1933-?
Mary Bryan was the eldest daughter of Hannah Mclaughlin McCarty and Joseph Bryan. She was raised on the family farm in the town of Orange, Schuyler county in the Tyrone postal district. Step brother Charles McCarty was part of this household, but step brother James was living in Hornby with the Butler and McLaughlin families. In 1890 Mary Married William Hoyt and moved to Hornby Steuben NY. William was a dairy farmer. in 1900 The Hoyts were living in Starkey in Yates county NY. Mary and William had two children; Charles (1891-1949 Married Frances Toby(1890- ) They had one son, Harrison C. Hoyt. Frances died and Charles married Lillian Barber. They had three children; John Hoyt, Pauline Hoyt and Norma Hoyt.,) and Nellie (5/14/1894-4/1983, married William C. Bixby (12/1884-1958) on 9/10/1913 . William was a farmer in Hornby Steuben Ny and owned a farm close by the rest of the McLaughlin family. Nellie and William had ; Charles Clair. Bixby,1914,Helen E. Bixby 1917,Carl E. Bixby 1923, and Madeline L. Bixby 1929. Between 1920 and 1930 William retired from farming and switched to driving trucks as a delivery man. The family continued to live in Hornby Steuben Ny ) By 1930 The Hoyt's , still farming but now running a general farm rather than a dairy farm, are living in Corning NY with their grandson Harrison C. Hoyt(1912-) .
Nell Bryan married Peter Melville and had one son, Charles Melville (1897 married Ellen Maher (1897) they had three sons; john -1924, Charles-1923 and Roger-1930). Peter died and Nell married John Hetherington (1870-1958) John was a farmer . Nell and John lived in Orange Schuyler NY. They had not children together.
Kate Bryan married Burt Sproul and moved to Milo Yates NY. The Sproul's had two sons; Joseph (1896- married Rebecca Driscoll), and Harold. Harold served as a corporal in WWI and was killed in action.
William L. Bryan was born and raised on a farm in Orange Schuyler NY. He stayed at home and worked for his father as a farm hand until 1916 when he married his wife Lena and started his own farm in Orange, schuyler Ny. Will and Lena adopted a son in 1918, Leon H. Bryan (1917-?)
I will end here for tonight. Stay tuned for the rest of the gang, the Vannortwicks, touheys, Oneils and McLaughlins .