Biography of Mrs. Lucinda Rapalee (w/o Clinton)
Yates County, NY Biographies





Rapalee, Mrs. Lucinda, widow of the late Clinton Rapalee who was killed May 13, 1890, is a daughter of Peter I. and Elizabeth (Snyder) Millis, who moved from Columbia, Dutchess County, to Yates County, N. Y , in 1815. Their children were Morris, born in 1810; Alvin, born in 1811; Cornelia, born in 1817; Hiram, born in 1819; Andrew, born in 1820; Henry, born in 1821: Eliza A., born in 1823; Sarah J , born in 1825; Lucinda, born in 1827; Almira, born in 1829; Hawley, born in 1823; and Horace, who died in infancy. The parents of these children came to Yates County when there were but few settlers in the place, buying a farm in Barrington, adjoining Milo, which they cleared, and where Mr. Snyder remained until his death, February 25, 1870. He was born February 15,'785. Elizabeth Snyder, his wife, remained with her children and died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Hunt, in Michigan, aged ninety four years. Lucinda Snyder, married Clinton Rapalee, February 19, 1850, and had six children; Morris, born February 16, 1851; Daniel P., born November 11, 1852; Elmer D., born October 6, 1854; Hugh M., born September 5, 1858; John C., born February 22, 1862; and Libbie D., born August 4, 1869. The second son, Daniel, was killed almost instantly, December 13, 1862, by being thrown from a horse, his foot hanging in the stirrup, and the horse crushing his skull with his foot.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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