Biography of Mrs. Mary Standish





Standish, Mrs. Mary E., p.. o. Corfu, N. Y.-The late Asner Lane, father of Mrs. Standish, was born in Steuben county. N. Y., in the year 1812, educated in the schools of his day and carried on the harness and saddle business many years. June 16, 1833, he married Hannah Scott, who was born in Schoharie county, N. Y., they had three children; Cornelius, who died in infancy; Nellie L., now Mrs. McDonald of Corfu; and Mary E., who was born in Montgomery county. N. Y., Mary E. married three times; first to Peter Ormerod, who was born in England, and died in April, 1875; second, in 1877, to Jonas Banton of Pembroke, formerly of Madison county, N. Y., who died May 15, 1891; and third, on November 26, 1895. to George K. Standish, of North Java, Wyoming county, N. Y., Mrs. Standish's maternal grandfather, Robert Scott, was born in Fishkill, N. Y., June 24, 1769, educated in the schools of that day and was a farmer in Sharon, N. Y., He married Mary Grantier; they had ten children: John, Mary, Elizabeth, James, Hannah, Henry, Cornelia, Phoebe, Zachariab and Lydia. Mr. Scott died May 15, 1851, and his widow July 5, 1856. This family is descended from King William III of England. King William III was the father of Anneke Jans, who settled in New York on a farm on which the wealthiest part of the city is built; Trinity church and some of the most costly buildings are on it. The land is leased and cannot be sold, as Anneke Jans willed it to her heirs forever. Robert Scott's mother was Hannah Van Tassel before she married, and she was great great-granddaughter of Anneke Jans. Mary B. Standish is the seventh generation from King William.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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