Tilley Pearsall Genealogy Database

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Carter

M, #8576

Family: Eliza Blakeney (b. 1824, d. 16 February 1908)

Last Edited13 July 2018

Lydia Amelia Blakeney

F, #8577, b. 6 August 1837, d. 14 February 1917

Parents

FatherThomas Blakeney
MotherLydia Amelia Ferris (b. 4 July 1794, d. 3 December 1873)

Family: Alexander H. Coulter (b. 1833)

Biography

Birth6 August 1837Lydia Amelia Blakeney was born on 6 August 1837.
Marriageabout 1855Alexander H. Coulter and she were married about 1855
Death14 February 1917She died on 14 February 1917 at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York,
Burial16 February 1917She was buried on 16 February 1917 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.
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Alexander H. Coulter

M, #8578, b. 1833

Family: Lydia Amelia Blakeney (b. 6 August 1837, d. 14 February 1917)

Biography

Birth1833Alexander H. Coulter was born in 1833 in New York.1
Marriageabout 1855He and Lydia Amelia Blakeney were married about 1855
Census1870He appeared in the census 1870 at Ward 18, District 07, in New York City, New York County, New York. Alexander is listed as: Alexander H. Coulter, age 37, carpenter, $1520 in personal estate, with
Lydia A. (32, keeps house)
Alexander H. (14)
Lydia A. (12)
Charles B. (10)
Arthur H. (4)
Last Edited13 July 2018

Citations

  1. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Jacob Lent

M, #8579, b. 8 December 1773, d. 8 March 1844

Family: Sarah (Sally) Ferris (b. 20 June 1798, d. 1 April 1886)

DaughterPhilena Lent (b. 9 November 1829, d. 7 October 1857)
DaughterHarriet A. Lent (b. 12 August 1831, d. 15 December 1920)
DaughterLydia Lent (b. 1838)
SonJ. Benson Lent (b. 1838, d. 6 May 1914)

Biography

Birth8 December 1773Jacob Lent was born on 8 December 1773 in Somers, Westchester County, New York.1
MarriageHe and Sarah (Sally) Ferris were married, date unknown
Census1840He appeared in the census 1840 in Cortlandt Town, Westchester County, New York. Jacob is listed as: Jacob Lent, 2 houses away from an Abm Lent (unmarried, 30's, with old female, 70's):
One male under 5
One male 5-9
One male 30 -39
Two females under 5
One female 5-9
One female 20-29.

This could be the correct Jacob Lent. There are many Jacobs in Westchester County, including 5 in Cortlandt, and another in Somers. The problematic fact here is the mother's age of 20-29. Sally Ferris would have been 42 in this census.
Death8 March 1844He died on 8 March 1844 in Somers, Westchester County, New York,1
Burial10 March 1844He was buried on 10 March 1844 at Hope Methodist Church Burial Ground in Somers, Westchester County, New York.1
Probate Record17 April 1844Jacob was listed in probate records on 17 April 1844 in White Plains, Westchester County, New York. in the Letters of Administration book: "To Sarah Lent, the widow of Jacob Lent, late of the town of Somers, in the County of Westchester, deceased, and to William B. Ferris of the town of Cortlandt, in said County of Westchester,

Whereas the said Jacob Lent...lately died intestate....

we do grant unto Sarah Lent and William B. Ferris..." power of administration. They were appointed administrators of his estate.
Last Edited30 July 2018

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Hope Methodist Church Burial Ground, Somers, New York

Harriet A. Lent

F, #8580, b. 12 August 1831, d. 15 December 1920

Parents

FatherJacob Lent (b. 8 December 1773, d. 8 March 1844)
MotherSarah (Sally) Ferris (b. 20 June 1798, d. 1 April 1886)

Family: Leed (d. before 1920)

Biography

Birth12 August 1831Harriet A. Lent was born on 12 August 1831 in New York.1
MarriageLeed and she were married, date unknown1
Death15 December 1920She died on 15 December 1920 in New York City, New York County, New York,1
Burial18 December 1920She was buried on 18 December 1920 at Ivandell Cemetery in Somers, Westchester County, New York.1
Last Edited13 July 2018

Citations

  1. [S857] New York, 5 boroughs; familysearch.org database, New York Municipal Archives

Leed

M, #8581, d. before 1920

Family: Harriet A. Lent (b. 12 August 1831, d. 15 December 1920)

Biography

MarriageLeed and Harriet A. Lent were married, date unknown1
Deathbefore 1920He died before 1920
Last Edited13 July 2018

Citations

  1. [S857] New York, 5 boroughs; familysearch.org database, New York Municipal Archives

James Currey

M, #8582, b. 4 October 1814, d. 17 August 1891

Family: Eliza Ferris (b. 7 April 1825)

SonJosiah Seymour Currey (b. 2 October 1844, d. 25 December 1926)
SonEdward Coke Currey (b. 4 November 1846, d. 11 December 1904)
DaughterFrances Elizabeth Currey (b. 23 July 1849, d. 29 March 1956)
DaughterAnna Mulberry Currey (b. 10 July 1853, d. 3 March 1910)
DaughterMary Sherman Currey (b. 24 January 1859, d. 25 July 1925)
SonArthur Lincoln Currey (b. 3 February 1861, d. 25 May 1941)

Biography

Birth4 October 1814James Currey was born on 4 October 1814 in Peekskill, Westchester County, New York.
Marriage22 October 1843He and Eliza Ferris were married on 22 October 1843
Death17 August 1891He died on 17 August 1891 in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois,
Obituary19 August 189119 August 1891, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, The Inter Ocean Obituary:. James Currey, an old-time Chicagoan, died at his home on Judson Avenue in South Evanston on Monday evening. He was in his 77th year. He received a mild stroke of apoplexy a few weeks ago and he gradually weakened from that time.

Mr. Currey was born in Peekskill, N.Y., where he married Miss Eliza Ferris in 1843. He was a "forty-niner," and spent several years in California. He came to Chicago thirty years ago and removed to Evanston about 1867 and later to South Evanston. Judge John Currey, ex-Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California, was his brother. Mr. Currey leaves a widow and the following six children: Mrs. John L. Miller, of Ottawa, Kan., Mrs. A. L. Marcy, of Richmond, Va., Mrs. C.F. Goessling, of South Evanston, J. Seymour, Edward C. and Arthur Currey, of Evanston. The funeral services will be held Friday.
Last Edited28 July 2018

Robert O'Neill Fleischer

M, #8583, b. 25 July 1906, d. 1946

Parents

FatherOtto Charles Fleischer (b. January 1882, d. 30 January 1931)
MotherAlma J. Finch (b. 18 May 1884, d. 17 May 1970)

Family: Mildred

DaughterNancy Fleischer

Biography

Birth25 July 1906Robert O'Neill Fleischer was born on 25 July 1906 in Monterey, Monterey County, California.
Census13 April 1940He appeared in the census 13 April 1940 at Dolores Street in Monterey, Monterey County, California. Robert is listed as: Niell [sic] Fleischer (head, age 33, high school 4 years, b. California, lived at same address 5 years ago, occupation Teller in Bank)
Mildred (wife, age 32, high school 4 years, b. California, not employed)
Nancy (daughter, age 5)
Death1946He died in 1946
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Major John M. O'Neill

M, #8584

Family:

DaughterEllen Louise O'Neill+ (b. 1845, d. 28 July 1919)
Last Edited16 July 2018

Mildred

F, #8585

Family: Robert O'Neill Fleischer (b. 25 July 1906, d. 1946)

DaughterNancy Fleischer
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Nancy Fleischer

F, #8586

Parents

FatherRobert O'Neill Fleischer (b. 25 July 1906, d. 1946)
MotherMildred
Last Edited16 July 2018

Iva Edith Crane

F, #8587, b. 1888, d. 19 December 1952

Family: Charles Cahoon (b. February 1884, d. 1937)

Biography

Birth1888Iva Edith Crane was born in 1888.1
MarriageCharles Cahoon and she were married, date unknown1
Death19 December 1952She died on 19 December 1952 in Monterey County, California,1
Burial21 December 1952She was buried on 21 December 1952 at Garden of Memories in Salinas, Monterey County, California.1
Last Edited16 July 2018

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Garden of Memories, Salinas, CA

B. E. Cahoon

M, #8588

Family: Jennie Finch (b. about February 1856, d. 29 August 1877)

Last Edited16 July 2018

Charles Fleischer

M, #8589, b. October 1839

Family:

SonOtto Charles Fleischer+ (b. January 1882, d. 30 January 1931)
SonLouis Fleischer (b. March 1885)
DaughterAlma Fleischer (b. October 1886)

Biography

BirthOctober 1839Charles Fleischer was born in October 1839 in Germany.
Immigration1866He immigrated in 1866
Census1900He appeared in the census 1900 in San Francisco, California. Charles is listed as: Charles Fleischer (head, b. Oct 1839, m. 25 years, b. Germany, immigrated 1866, naturalized, occupation: capitalist)
Katie (wife, b. Jan 1850 in Germany, m. 25 years, 4 children, 3 living, immigrated in 1867.)
Otto (Son, b. Jan 1882, age 18, single, born in California, Electrician)
Louis (son, b. Mar 1885 in California, age 15, single, at school)
Alma (daughter, b. Oct 1886, age 13, b. California, at school)
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Louis Fleischer

M, #8590, b. March 1885

Parents

FatherCharles Fleischer (b. October 1839)

Biography

BirthMarch 1885Louis Fleischer was born in March 1885 in California.1
Last Edited16 July 2018

Citations

  1. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, Entry for Charles Fleischer, San Francisco.

Alma Fleischer

F, #8591, b. October 1886

Parents

FatherCharles Fleischer (b. October 1839)

Biography

BirthOctober 1886Alma Fleischer was born in October 1886 in California.1
Last Edited16 July 2018

Citations

  1. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, Entry for Charles Fleischer, San Francisco.

Josiah Seymour Currey

M, #8592, b. 2 October 1844, d. 25 December 1926

Parents

FatherJames Currey (b. 4 October 1814, d. 17 August 1891)
MotherEliza Ferris (b. 7 April 1825)

Biography

Birth2 October 1844Josiah Seymour Currey was born on 2 October 1844 in Peekskill, Westchester County, New York.
Death25 December 1926He died on 25 December 1926 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,
Last Edited28 July 2018

Edward Coke Currey

M, #8593, b. 4 November 1846, d. 11 December 1904

Parents

FatherJames Currey (b. 4 October 1814, d. 17 August 1891)
MotherEliza Ferris (b. 7 April 1825)

Biography

Birth4 November 1846Edward Coke Currey was born on 4 November 1846 in Peekskill, Westchester County, New York.
Death11 December 1904He died on 11 December 1904 in Sioux City, Clay County, Iowa,
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Frances Elizabeth Currey

F, #8594, b. 23 July 1849, d. 29 March 1956

Parents

FatherJames Currey (b. 4 October 1814, d. 17 August 1891)
MotherEliza Ferris (b. 7 April 1825)

Biography

Birth23 July 1849Frances Elizabeth Currey was born on 23 July 1849 in Peekskill, Westchester County, New York. Based on obituary.
Census1865She appeared in the household of James Royce Ferris in the census 1865 in Westfield, Union County, New Jersey. James is listed as James R. Ferris
Harriet E. Ferris
Mary P. Ferris (child 5-16)
Ella L. Ferris (child 5-16)
Josiah S. Ferris
Francis Curry (child 5-16)
Elizabeth Hawkins

This is the New Jersey State Census. It does not give any further information, it is basically a resident list.
Death29 March 1956She died on 29 March 1956 in Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas,
Obituary30 March 195630 March 1956, Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas, Ottawa Herald Obituary:.
Last Edited5 September 2018

Anna Mulberry Currey

F, #8595, b. 10 July 1853, d. 3 March 1910

Parents

FatherJames Currey (b. 4 October 1814, d. 17 August 1891)
MotherEliza Ferris (b. 7 April 1825)

Biography

Birth10 July 1853Anna Mulberry Currey was born on 10 July 1853 in San Francisco, California.
Death3 March 1910She died on 3 March 1910 in Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia,
Last Edited28 July 2018

Mary Sherman Currey

F, #8596, b. 24 January 1859, d. 25 July 1925

Parents

FatherJames Currey (b. 4 October 1814, d. 17 August 1891)
MotherEliza Ferris (b. 7 April 1825)

Biography

Birth24 January 1859Mary Sherman Currey was born on 24 January 1859 in Channahon, Will County, Illinois.
Death25 July 1925She died on 25 July 1925 in Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois,
Last Edited28 July 2018

Arthur Lincoln Currey

M, #8597, b. 3 February 1861, d. 25 May 1941

Parents

FatherJames Currey (b. 4 October 1814, d. 17 August 1891)
MotherEliza Ferris (b. 7 April 1825)

Biography

Birth3 February 1861Arthur Lincoln Currey was born on 3 February 1861 in Channahon, Will County, Illinois.
Death25 May 1941He died on 25 May 1941 in Euclid, Cuyahoga County, Ohio,
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Lydia Lent

F, #8598, b. 1838

Parents

FatherJacob Lent (b. 8 December 1773, d. 8 March 1844)
MotherSarah (Sally) Ferris (b. 20 June 1798, d. 1 April 1886)

Biography

Birth1838Lydia Lent was born in 1838 in Westchester County, New York.1
Last Edited28 July 2018

Citations

  1. [S605] , 1850 Federal Census (.)

J. Benson Lent

M, #8599, b. 1838, d. 6 May 1914

Parents

FatherJacob Lent (b. 8 December 1773, d. 8 March 1844)
MotherSarah (Sally) Ferris (b. 20 June 1798, d. 1 April 1886)

Biography

Birth1838J. Benson Lent was born in 1838 in New York.
Census1880He appeared in the household of Sarah (Sally) Ferris in the census 1880 in Somers, Westchester County, New York. Sarah is listed as Sarah Lent, age 83, widowed, keeping house, b. New York and parents also.
Lent, J. Benson (age 42, Farmer, Son)
Post, Lina L. (age 22, granddaughter) (This is the daughter of Sarah's daughter, Philena who died in 1857.)1
Newspaper Mention30 March 1884The 30 March 1884 edition of the Mount Kisco Recorder, Mount Kisco, Westchester County, New York, reported The "Walking Armory" fined again

At the Court of Sessions at White Plains, last week, the case of assault against J. Benson Lent, known as the "Walking Armory," was tried. This was a criminal suit.

The defendant resides at Somerstown, and was indicted for an assault in the first degree upon William J. Dean, on the 4th of December 1883, on the charge that he stabbed him through the arm with a pitchfork. At the March term of the Supreme Court a suit for damages was tried, and Mr. Dean recovered a judgment of $1,000 and costs, in all $1,282. This judgment Lent has paid, and as he had no defense in this criminal action, he withdrew the plea of not guilty, and with permission of the Court and District Attorney, pleased guilty to an assault in the 2nd degree and asked for mercy. The punishment for the above offense is a fine or imprisonment not exceeding five years or both. At Lent had already paid $1,282 beside the expense of his attorney, etc., the Court showed mercy by simply fining him $75, which he paid, and left for his home, it is hoped a wiser man.
Newspaper Mention8 May 1886The 8 May 1886 edition of the The Highland Democrat, Peekskill, Westchester County, New York, reported A Healthy Old Mortgage
Which Ran for twenty-eight years and could not be paid off

One of those peculiar freaks of the law, even when most wisely administered, has just been brought to light in the settlement of a mortgage on a farm in Somers, which has been running for the past 28 years, and which the unhappy mortgager could not pay off any sooner, if he wanted. To give a proper understanding of the matter, we will begin at the beginning, and relate the facts in chronological order.

Mr. Jacob Lent, who owned a large and valuable farm in the town of Somers, died in March, 1844, without having made a will. He left a widow, Mrs. Sarah Lent, and four children -- Harriet Teed, J. Benson Lent, Lydia S. Lent, and Mrs. Philena Post. The son, J. Benson Lent, succeeded to the possession of the farm and worked it, his mother and sister Lydia living at the homestead with him. Mrs. Philena Post died at Poughkeepsie, on October 7th, 1857, leaving a daughter named Philena L. Post.

In 1858, a petition was presented to Hon. W. H. Robertson, then county judge of this county by Philena L. Post, asking for the sale of her grandfather's real estate, and that her mother's share be paid to her. In the final order in these proceedings, Judge Robertson directed the $1,250 should be invested in the name of the county treasurer, for the benefit of the widow, Mrs. Sarah Lent, as her dower right, and the interest paid to her during her lifetime; and after her death, the principal was to go to the petitioner Philena L. Post. J. Benson Lent therefore gave a mortgage on the farm for the required amount.

Mrs. Sarah Lent died about three weeks ago, on April 1st, in her 88th year. Consequently, the mortgage can now be paid off. Under the order of the court, Mr. J. Benson Lent has paid 7 per cent interest on the $1250, from December 1858, up to date -- twently-eight years. The interest has amounted to nearly double the value of the mortgage, and there is one payment alone of $1300 interest recorded on the back of this $1250 mortgage.

On Wednesday, April 21st, the proceedings began before Judge Robertson in 1858, were concluded at White Plains, before Judge Mills. Mr. D. H. Hunt, as attorney for Philena L. Post, asked the court to direct the county treasurer to assign the mortgage to her. The application was granted.

At first sight, it seems that the mortgage worked a hardship to Mr. J. Benson Lent, by reason of his being compelled to pay interest on it for so long a time. But Judge Robertson acted as the law directs, in requiring the mortgage to be given to the county treasurer, and the interest to be paid to the widow, during her life, and at her death to the granddaughter. Of course, it was not thought that Mrs. Sarah Lent would have lived so long as she did; but whether she was likely to live a long or a short period, her dower right in the property was a legitimate claim, and had to be taken care of.

Another complication arising out of the matter is the fact that the Croton water commissioners of New York City awarded Mr. J. Benson Lent the sum of $400, in 1880, as land damages for taking some of his land in their acquisition on the Muscoot River. [Note: for creating the Muscoot Reservoir.] This sum they refused to pay over to him, because of the mortgage above described, and they placed the amount with a trust company in the city, to await the death of the widow Mrs. Lent, and the final settlement of the mortgage. The necessary legal proceedings to get the $400 will now be begun.

The J. Benson Lent who has paid the interest on this healthy mortgage, is the same Mr. Lent who figured in the county papers a year or so ago, as the "Walking Armory," from having been covered with various weapons at the time he assaulted a man with a pitchfork. We don't blame a man for getting mad and carrying weapons, whose soul have been aggravated by paying $2,400 interest on a $1,250 mortgage, and has to pay the principal besides. --Mount Kisco Recorder.
Newspaper Mention9 November 1888The 9 November 1888 edition of the Mount Kisco Recorder, Mount Kisco, Westchester County, New York, reported West Somers News:
Mr. J. Benson Lent is buildinng a large barn on his farm on Tomahawk Street.
Residence1911As of 1911 J. lived in Somers, Westchester County, New York, The attached 1911 property ownership map shows two tracts owned by J. Benson Lent, at the top end of the Muscoot Reservoir, one on each side of the Muscoot River.

Also attached is an 1858 map showing Lent property ownership in the same area, before the reservoir was dammed up.
Death6 May 1914He died on 6 May 1914 in Somers, Westchester County, New York,
Burial8 May 1914He was buried on 8 May 1914 at Tomahawk Chapel Cemetery in Somers, Westchester County, New York.
Obituary9 May 19149 May 1914, Peekskill, Westchester County, New York, The Highland Democrat Obituary:. J. Benson Lent died suddenly at his home, near Baldwin Place, on Tuerday, May 6, aged 79 years.
Mr. Lent was born and lived all his life on the farm where he died.
He leaves two sisters and several nieces and nephews to mourn his loss.
Funeral services were held at the chapel, in Tomahawk street, Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. The interment was in the family plot in the cemetery adjoining.
Last Edited30 July 2018

Citations

  1. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Philena Lent

F, #8600, b. 9 November 1829, d. 7 October 1857

Parents

FatherJacob Lent (b. 8 December 1773, d. 8 March 1844)
MotherSarah (Sally) Ferris (b. 20 June 1798, d. 1 April 1886)

Biography

Birth9 November 1829Philena Lent was born on 9 November 1829.
Death7 October 1857She died on 7 October 1857 Her death date is wrong on FindaGrave, I will try to get it corrected. The old Tomahawk Cemetery has many stones very hard to transcribe and people have done their best. However, I have found an article about the Lent farm and a legal issue about the mortgage of it, in The Highland Democrat, 8 May, 1886, page 1, and her death date is listed there.
Last Edited29 July 2018