Biography of S. J. Stoddard
Madison County, NY Biographies





Stoddard, S. J., p. o. Merrillsville, was born in Lenox, Madison county, October 30, 1847, a son of Preston M., and grandson of Mitchell Stoddard, a native of England, born June 30, 1792. Preston M. Stoddard was born in Madison county, May 1, 1815. He was a carpenter by trade, and a farmer. He married Dianthe Strong, born May 16, 1820, in Connecticut, a daughter of Alexander Strong, mentioned in this work. Mr. and Mrs. Stoddard had twelve children: Anna L., born January 1, 1843, died September 25, 1851; Mitchell P., born December 25, 1844, died April 7, 1899; Thaddeus A., born February 25, 1846, was a soldier in the Civil war; Schuyler J. (as above); William D., born February 12, 1849, died November 1, 1874; Albert W., born May 1, 1850; Emma L., born October 3, 1851, married E. O. Moore of Sidney; Alvin, born August 1, 1853. died in infancy; Clara A., born March 23, 1855, died July 12, 1872; Joseph D., born September 23, 1856; Edward, born June 28, 1858; and Hattie M., born March 8, 1860, wife of De Forest Rutman of Syracuse. Mr. Stoddard died February 24, 1875, and his wife October 29, 1888. Schuyler J. Stoddard was educated in the common schools and is a farmer. He owns 146 acres where he lives and forty four in the town of Oneida. December 22, 1874, he married Ellen A., daughter of Emerson Stone. Mrs. Stoddard was educated in Oneida Seminary and taught for four years; she is a writer for the Oneida Union. They had three children: Nora D., born March 23, 1876, educated at Peterboro Academy, and taught school five years, and on December 22, 1898, married Frank Moon; Grove S., born October 27, 1878, at home; and Harry D., born May 11, 1882. Mr. Stoddard is an ardent Democrat and has been assessor of Lincoln one year, being one of the first of the town, and was highway commissioner one term. Mrs. Stoddard's grandfather, Joseph Stone, came from Hadley, Mass., and was one of the pioneers of the town of Lincoln. He married Wealthy Bennett and they had six children, of whom four are now living. Both were members of the M. E. church and spent their last days in. Lincoln. Emerson Stone was born in Lincoln, and carried on farming; at the time of his death he was owner of 266 acres of land, having accumulated his own property. In politics he was a Republican. In 1846 he married Diana Ward, born in Massachusetts, a daughter of Haden and Chloe (Ward), natives of Massachusetts, and who were early settlers of Lincoln. He was a leader in the M. E. church for many years. Emerson Stone and wife had four children: Edwin, born in November, 1847, died in infancy; Dwight, born November 26, 1849; Ellen, born March 22, 1853; and Elnora, born November 17, 1857, and died at the age of ten. Mr. Stone died May 21, 1891, and his wife December 10, 1883.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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