Selected Families and Individuals


Catherine A. MILLS

1  CMNT of Ogdensburg, NY

Marie Helen MARSHALL

Obituary (from Watertown Daily Times of 24 July 1986):  Miss Marie H. Marshall, 88, Skyline Apts., formerly of Clayton, died Wednesday afternoon at the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown.

    The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Church, Clayton.  Burial will be in Clayton Cemetery.

    There will be no calling hours.  Arrangements are with the Cummings Funeral Home.

   Donations may be made in her name to Boys Town or the Cenacle Crusade of Prayer, 639 East St., Rochester, 14607.

    She is survived by two nephews, Jerrold C. Marshall, Bowie, Md., and William L. Marshall, Syracuse, and cousins.  Two brothers, Lawrence (Chik) and Archibald, died before her.

    Born April 14, 1898, in Clayton, a daughter of William R. and Catherine Mills Marshall, she was graduated from Clayton High School, studied at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester and took secretarial courses at Heffley's Business
Institute, Brooklyn.

    She served 23 years as a legal secretary in Rochester.  Returning to Clayton in 1965, she had resided with her brother, Archie.  They moved to Watertown in 1968.  He died in December 1972.

    Miss Marshall was a member of the Archie McCord American Legion Auxiliary Unit 85, Bethpage.


1  CMNT Came To Clayton In 1878

David owned (with Joseph Turcotte) the stone quarry on Grindstone Island.

David emigrated to Boston in June of 1872, and was naturalized 23 Oct. 1886 in Jefferson Co.

George CLARK

George emigrated to NYC in April 1884; he was naturalized 19 Oct. 1891 in Jefferson Co.


1  CMNT Death Record Says She Was B. 22 Nov. 1865

Obituary (from newspaper of 13 Dec. 1949):  CHITTENANGO---Mrs. Emma A. Clark, 84, widow of George R. Clark, formerly of Clayton, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. Lloyd Graves of 230 Lake St., this village, at 10 a.m. Monday.

    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Cummings Funeral Home at Clayton where the body reposes.  Rev. Henry Bridge, pastor of the Clayton Methodist Episcopal Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in the family plot in
Clayton Cemetery.

    Surviving Mrs. Clark besides Mrs. Graves is a son, Floyd B. Clark of Clayton and a daughter, Mrs. A.A. Barnhart of Baldwin, L.I.

    She was born on Dec. 22, 1864, a daughter of the late Hubbard and Jane Livingston Garnsey of Clayton.  Mrs. Clark had resided with her daughter for the last 15 years.

Frank Burton GARNSEY

1  CMNT Census Say He Was Born Dec. 1873

Jennette J. MANSON

Obituary:  CLAYTON, Jan. 12.---Mrs. Jennette M. Garnsey, 88, widow of Frank Burton Garnsey, died at the home of her daughter, Miss Mary J. Garnsey, Pompano Beach, Fla., Wednesday at 4:45 p.m.  Mrs. Garnsey had previously suffered a stroke.

    Mrs. Garnsey had been spending winters in Florida for the past 15 years and lived at Clayton during the summer months.

    The funeral will be held Saturday morning at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Pompano Beach, Fla.  Her son, Rev. Ross A. Garnsey of the the Visitation Parish, Miami, Fla., will officiate.  The body will be brought to Clayton for burial in
St. Mary's Cemetery in the spring.

    Surviving, besides her daughter in Florida, are a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Gertrude) Bogenschutz, Clayton; four sons, Roy A. Garnsey, Miami, Fla., Roland L. Garnsey and Daniel L. Garnsey, Pompano Beach, Fla.; 25 grandchildren; 52
great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

    She was born at Rossie in February, 1872, a daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Delaney Manson.  She attended Rossie schools and came to Clayton with her parents when a young girl.  Her father was a tailor in Clayton.

    She worked as a waitress on St. Lawrence River steamboats when a young woman and in 1896 was married to Frank Burton Garnsey.  The ceremony was performed in St. Mary's rectory by Monsignor Garand.  Mr. Garnsey died June 4, 1935.

    The couple lived on Grindstone Island for four years and in 1900 moved to Hickory Island, where Mr. Garnsey was caretaker for 17 years.  After another period at Grindstone Island, they moved to Clayton to live in 1921.

    Mrs. Garnsey owned and operated Dan's Cottages at Clayton for a number of years, selling the resort property ten years ago.

    She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church here.

Ross A. GARNSEY Rev.

Obituary (from Watertown Daily Times of 1 April 1986):  Rev. Ross A. Garnsey, 78, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a Clayton native who had formerly served parishes in the Diocese of Ogdensburg, died Saturday in Florida Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale.

    He had been a resident of St. John's Rehabilitation Center, Fort Lauderdale, for two years.

    The funeral was this morning at Kraeer Funeral Home, Pompano Beach.

    Surviving are a brother, Daniel L., and a sister, Miss Mary J. Garnsey, both of Pompano Beach.

    Born Aug. 28, 1907, in Clayton, son of Frank  and Jeannette Manson Garnsey, he was graduated from St. Mary's School, Clayton, and attended Wadhams Hall Seminary, Ogdensburg, and St. Augustine Seminary in Toronto, Canada.

    He was ordained May 30, 1935, in Ogdensburg, and had been in Florida since June 1960.

    Father Garnsey founded Bethesda Manor in Miami, a residential program for de-toxification of drug and alcohol abusers, and was an associate pastor at Blessed Trinity and St. Louis, St. Joseph on Miami Beach, and St. Edward Palm Beach

    He retired in January 1984 due to illness.


1  CMNT Pension Records Say He Was B. 1789-Burlington, VT

John served at Sackets Harbor in the War of 1812.

Information from Pension File:  John Garnsey served as a corporal in Capt. Lyman Denning's Co. of Detached Militia of  Col. Christopher Bellinger's Regiment of New York State Militia, War of 1812, from May 12, 1812 to July 12, 1812.  Roll dated
Aug. 30, 1812.

John Garnsey came with his father from Vermont to Lowville, Lewis Co., NY and in 1836 to Clayton, NY.  His father, Samuel, came at the same time.  Samuel was a soldier in the Revolution.


1  CMNT Came To Clayton From Lowville In 1839

Samuel Garnsey enlisted June 1780 as a private in Capt. Reed's NH militia; lived in Richmond, NH when he enlisted; served with the Continental Troops from June 1780 until Jan. 1, 1781. (from file # S13111)

The burial place of Samuel Garnsey has not been found, but his son, John Garnsey, is buried in the Union Cem. in the town of Cape Vincent.  The Garnsey farm was near the line between the two towns and Samuel and his wife may be buried with his
son's family.  The date of birth of Samuel Garnsey, which he says was Oct. 30, 1762, does not agree with the history from which some of this information is taken.  His death is given in the year 1843 aged 84 years, which would make his birth
date 1759.  Last payment of pension would give correct date.  Samuel Garnsey first came to Lowville, Lewis Co., in about 1836 and to Clayton in 1839.      (information from Pension Files extracts in Flower Memorial Library Genealogy Department,
Watertown, NY, which quotes Childs Gazetteer as a reference.)


1  CMNT Alternate Birth Date- 1765