Selected Families and Individuals



Excerpts from pension declaration:  "...constitutes and appoints with full power of restitution and invocation Pardon Lanpher of West Lowville, Lewis County N. Y. his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claims and obtain the pension
certificate that may be issued, that his post office is at Lorain, County of Jefferson State of New York: that his place of abode is Lorain, Jefferson County N.Y."

Curtis G. Lane    S. B. Chapman       Anson Dodge


TREASURY DEPARTMENT, Third Auditor's Office,

                Feb. 3, 1877.

    Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions with the information that the rolls of Capt. Joel Murray's Company of New York Militia show that Anson Dodge, Corporal served from July 30th, 1814, to August 21st, 1814.  There was no
travel.  He paid for 23 days @ $10. per month, $7.41/100

    He also served in Capt. Wm. Root's Company from Oct. 7th to Nov. 11th, 1814.  No travel.  Paid for one month and five days.

                                                                 Horace Austin



Land Warrant No. 12544:

                         UNITED STATE OF AMERICA

                                    BOUNTY LAND

    Department of the Interior, Office of the commissioner of pensions

    it is hereby certified that under the act of March 3rd, 1855, entitled an act in addition to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States

                             Anson Dodge corporal

             Captain Root's company of New York Militia

                                     War of 1812

is entitled to locate one hundred and sixty acres at any land office of the United States in one body and in conformity to the legal subdivisions of the public lands upon any of the publications subject to sale at either the minimum or lower
graduated prices given under my hand and the seal of the Department this 10th day of December 1855, Imoinot (?)       commissioner


James LaFayette ATWOOD

Obituary (from newspaper of 18 April 1928):  James L. Atwood, 81, died this morning at 4 at his home, 110 South Rutland St., following an illness of five months.  He was born February 8, 1847, in the town of Lyme, a son of Isaac and Luthera
Stetson Atwood.

    As a young man he entered the hardware business in the village of Clayton, first in partnership with the late James E. Couch and later with his brother, M. Atwood, who died about 25 years ago.  Thirty-one years ago he retired from the
hardware business and came to this city, where he since had resided.

    For many years Mr. Atwood was employed as an inspector by the James B. Wise Co.  He was twice married.  His first wife, Alvila Dodge, died 21 years ago. To this union were born two children, Mrs. Celia Sigourney and I.F. Atwood, both of
whom survive.

    Nineteen years ago Mr. Atwood married Mrs. Emogene Atwood, widow of his brother, who also survives with her daughter, Mrs. Fred Ladd of this city.  Mr. Atwood was a senior deacon of Emmanuel Congregational Church.

    Funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 3 at the home, 110 South Rutland St., with private service by Rev. F. Jefferson Neal, pastor of Emmanuel Congregational Church.  Burial will be made in North Watertown Cemetery.

Hazel M. DODGE

Obituary (from Watertown Daily Times of 6 May 1985):  CLAYTON---Mrs. Hazel D. LeClair, 75, formerly of Clayton, widow of Phileas E. LeClair, died Saturday in the Cedars Nursing Home, Ogdensburg, where she had lived 18 months.

    A graveside service was at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Clayton Cemetery, with Rev. Dale Austin, pastor of Clayton United Methodist Church, officiating.  Arrangements were with the Cummings Funeral Home.

    She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Lauraine) Kimmerly, Lansdowne, Ont.; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Ada) Purvis, Watertown, Mrs. Earl (Mary) Ingerson, Cape Vincent, and Miss Lois Dodge,
Watertown; a brother, Norman John Dodge, Clayton, and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

     Two brothers, William C. and Roland J. Dodge, and a sister, Mrs. Avous M. Couch, died before her.

    Born Oct. 15, 1909 on Grindstone Island, a daughter of Emmett C. and Nellie Cummings Dodge, she was graduated from Clayton High School and married Phileas E. LeClair July 31, 1931.

    Mr. LeClair, a sailor on the Great Lakes many years, died July 18, 1982.

    Mrs. LeClair was a waitress in local restaurants for several years.  She was a member of the Clayton United Methodist Church.


Obituary (from newspaper of Thursday, 12 March 1992):  CAPE VINCENT---Earl K. Ingerson, 75 , Market St., retired sheet metal worker, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, where he had been a patient since
Feb. 16.

    A prayer service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cummings Funeral Home, Clayton, with the Rev. James Lewis, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of the Thousand Islands, officiating.  Spring burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery, town of
Cape Vincent.

    There are no calling hours.  Contributions may be made to the Cape Vincent Volunteer Ambulance Fund.

    Surviving are his wife, Mary E.; two sons, Robert E., Philadelphia, and Lawrence D., Cape Vincent; three daughters, Gloria J. Call and Carol A. Gray, both of Cape Vincent, and Judith A. Gonio, Theresa; 19 grandchildren; 22
great-grandchildren, and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    A son, William E. Ingerson, died Jan. 7, 1989.  A great-granddaughter, Misty D. Gonio, and two brothers, Stanley and Lawrence Ingerson, also died previously.

    He was born Oct. 24, 1916, in Clayton, a son of Clarence and Ida Kellogg Ingerson.  He graduated from Clayton High School.

    On Jan. 30, 1936, he married Mary E. Dodge at Clayton United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Eddy officiating.

    Mr. Ingerson was employed at a number of locations as a sheet metal worker with Union Local 58.  He was employed at Sanders Sheet Metal Co., Antwerp, Carrier Corp., Syracuse, and Frink America Inc., Clayton, from which he later retired.