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Augsbury, David Duane, was born in the town of Theresa, Jefferson county, N.Y., December 22, 1846, and is a son of David, jr., and Elizabeth Augsbury. David Augsbury, the grandfather, was born February 9, 1788, and in 1807 married Hannah Young and nine children were born to them. In 1811 Mr. and Mrs. Augsbury, with two children, came from Minden, Montgomery county, to Pamelia, Jefferson county, N. Y., settling on a farm of 120 acres. Mr. Augsbury served in the war of 1812, and took part in the battle fought at Sackets Harbor, May 29, 1813. He was assessor of the town of Pamelia several years and died May 20, 1852. David Augsbury, jr., father of David D., was born in Minden, Montgomery county, November 10, 1810, married October 3, 1830, Elizabeth, daughter of George and Roeena Countryman. Elizabeth was born in Duane, Herkimer county, N. Y., October 10, 1811, and was mother of eight children, of which two are now living, George D., born January 23. 1837, and David D. David and Elizabeth Augsbury lived with his father the first six years of their wedded life. In 1836 they came from Pamelia to Theresa, cleared a farm of 180 acres and in 1866 removed to the homestead in Pamelia, where, October 27, 1874, Mrs. Augsbury died and Mr. Augsbury died November 2, 1885. David D. Augsbury was educated in the common schools, going two miles to school, and commenced laboring on the farm at an early age. When but twelve years old he took the position of a man in many works on the farm, at fourteen he invented and made a horse fork to unload hay and grain with a team, which was the first fork for this purpose known to him, and the following year other forks of the kind were introduced. At fifteen he accieentally fell thirty feet, breaking his skull, also one leg and dislocated one shoulder; when found a few minutes later he was taken up as dead, but soon gave signs of life and lay unconscious three days, but having a strong constitution he recovered very rapidly. In August, 1864, Mr. Augsbury enlisted in Co. K, 91st N. Y. Infantry, and served until the close of the war. He took part in three engagements, at Gravelly Run, March 31, 1865, Five Forks, April 1, following a few days later in the capture of one of R. E. Lee's wagon trains. He was present at the surrender of R. E. Lee and his command to the Union forces and was mustered out of the U. S. service June 10, 1865. After the close of the war Mr. Augsbury returned to Theresa and engaged in farming until 1879, when he took up the carpenter's trade and since 1881 has been engaged in selling and erecting wind mills and pumps and is very successful. It has always been his custom in whatever he did to do it well. In politics he is a Republican; is a member of St. James Episcopal church and of St. James Chapter No. 1,127, St. Andrew's Brotherhood, also of G. W. Flower Post No. 306, G. A. R., department of New York. February 20, 1867, he married Sarah Jeanettie Delancey of Sterlingville, N V., a daughter of Thomas and Phoebe Delancey. Thomas Delancey was born in Dutchess county, N. Y., August 18, 1802, was a cousin to Bishop Delancey, and died August 2, 1879. His widow now resides at Black River, N. Y. To Mr. and Mrs. Augsbury was born one son, Bert Delancey Augsbury, born January 5, 1874 educated in Theresa, and is in business with his father. Bert is a member of St. Jame3 Episcopal church, Theresa Grange No. 660, St. James Lodge, I. O. G. T., No. 10, and of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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