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would give me the best seat in the church. I went. He seated me with General Dille and wife on a buggy seat that they had brought in for their own convenience. The minister was the Rev. Mr. Bradstreet; he boarded in our family, Doctor Burton's.
The next week I attended a dancing party at the house of Mr. David Bonnell, quite a small log house. It stood where Mr. Harbeck's house now stands. The musician was Mr. James Hendershot-splendid music. I enjoyed it much; all plain. happy people—no strife for dress or fashion. The same week the school directors came for me to teach the school in Frogville, now Collinwood; went down in an ox team; the roads were just logs thrown together, very rough. I taught three months; boarded in Mr. Hale's family, now all dead. Among the scholars was a large, hardy young chap. I was often amused, standing at the window to see him crack chestnut burs with his heel. He is now an honorable member of your Association.
Very few of the old settlers are left. I could mention many interesting circumstances of the early settlers. When the Doctor arrived at Euclid he had but two shillings left. He and another young man flipped a copper to see which should have the district school; it fell to the Doctor's lot to teach the school, and by that means he got into practice and was very successful. I will take no more time.
MRS. A. P. BURTON. Collamer, Aug. 20, 1882.
NOTE.—It may not be improper to state that the writer of the foregoing is the widow of Dr. Elijah Burton, deceased, who for many years was a resident physician of Euclid township. He came to Euclid in 1820, taught the school for a while, and studied medicine with Dr. Farnsworth, a physician of that vicinity. Dr. Burton soon acquired an enviable reputation as a medical practitioner, and especially in diseases peculiar to a new country. He was a noblehearted man, kind and liberal, and highly respected by all who knew him. He died in 1854,
NAMES OF EARLY SETTLERS WHOM I KNEW.
CLEVELAND, 0., July 20, 1882. The following, to the best of my recollection, are the names of men who lived in what was then Cleveland, in the fall of 1811 and spring of 1812. Possibly a few names may be missing. I will begin north of the Kingsbury creek, on Broadway:
The first was Maj. Samuel Jones, on the hill near the turn of the road; farther down came Judge John Walworth, then postmaster, and his oldest son A. W. Walworth, and son-in-law, Dr. David Long. Then on the corner, where the Forest City House now stands, was a Mr. Morey. The xt was near the
American House, where the little post office then stood, and Mr. Hanchet, who had just started a little store. Close by was a tavern, kept by Mr. George Wallace. Then on top of the hill, north of Main street, Lorenzo Carter and son, Lorenzo, Jr., who kept tavern also. The only house below on Water street was owned by Judge Samuel Williamson with his family, and his brother Matthew, who had a tannery on the side hill below. the corner of Water and Superior streets, was Nathan Perry's store, and his brother, Horace Perry, lived near by. Levi Johnson began in Cleveland about that time, likewise two brothers of his, who came on soon after; Benjamin, a one-legged man; and I think the other name was John. The first and last were lake captains for a time. Abraham Hickox, the old blacksmith; Alfred Kelly, Esq., who boarded with 'Squire Walworth at that time; then a Mr. Bailey, also Elias and Harvey Murray, and perhaps a very few others in town not named.
Then on what is now Euclid avenue, from Monumental Square through the woods to East Cleveland, was but one man, Nathan Chapman, who lived in a small shanty, with a small clearing around him, and near the now Euclid Station. He died soon after. Then at what was called Doan's Corners lived two families only, Nathaniel, the older, and Maj. Seth Doan.
Then on the south, now Woodland Hills avenue, first came Richard Blinn, Rodolphus Edwards, and Mr. Stephens, a school teacher; Mr. Honey, James Kingsbury, David Burras, Eben Hosmer, John Wightman, William W. Williams, and three sons, Frederick, William W., Jr., and Joseph. Next, on now the Carter place, Philomen Baldwin, and four sons, Philomen, Jr., Amos, Caleb, and Runa. Next, James Hamilton; then Samuel Hamilton (who was drowned on the lake), his widow, and three sons, Chester, Justice, and Samuel, Jr., in what was since called Newburgh, and now Cleveland. Six by the name of Miles- Erastus, Theodore, Charles, Samuel, Thompson, and Daniel. Widow White, with five sons, John, William, Solomon, Samuel, and Lyman. A Mr. Barnes, Henry Edwards, Allen Gaylord, and father and mother. In the spring of 1812, came Noble Bates, Ephraim and Jedediah Hubbeld, with their aged father and mother, (the latter soon after died;) in each family were several sons; Stephen Gilbert, Sylvester Burk, with six sons, B. B. Burk, Gaius, Erectus, &c.; Abner Cochran, on what is now called Ætna street. Samuel S. Baldwin, Esq., was sheriff and county surveyor, and hung the noted Indian, John Omic, in 1812. Next, Y. L. Morgan, with three sons, Y. L., Jr., Calely, and Isham A. The next, on now Broadway, Dver Sherman, Christopher Gunn, Elijah, Charles, and Elijah Gunn, Jr.; Robert Fulton, Robert Carr, Samuel Dille, Ira Ensign, Ezekiel Holly, and two sons, Lorin and Alphonso; Widow ('lark, and four sons, Mason, Martin, Jarvis, and Rufus.
Newburgh was set off from Cleveland and named, I think, in 1814 or 1815. I have never seen it on record, but well recollect the circumstance.
Y. L. MORGAN.
A COMPLETE LIST
OF THE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION SINCE ITS ORGANIZATION, NOVEMBER 19,
1879, TO OCTOBER 1, 1881-TOTAL 394,
Connecticut, 1801 Connecticut, 1802 New York,
1835 New York,
1816 New York,
1812 Massachusetts, 1810 Ohio,
1836 New York,
1821 New York,
1830 New Hampshire, 1800 Massachusetts,
1808 New York,
Andrews, S. J. Allen, J. W. Adams, S. E. Adams, Darius Ackley, J. M. Abbey, Seth A. Addison, H. M. Adams, Mrs. Mary A. Andrews, Mrs. J. A. Adams, W.K. Anthony, Ambrose Adams, Mrs. E. E. Atwell, C. R. Adams, G. H. Avery, J. T., Rev. Angell, George, Bingham, Elijah Burnham, Mrs. M. W. Baldwin, Dudley Bailey, Robert Burgess, Solon Burton, Dr. E. D. Burgess, L. F. Bull, L. S. Beers, D. A. Bliss, Stoughton Benedict, L. D.
1817 1840 1839 1838 1835 1838 1819 1834 1819 1825 1823 1820 1818 1823 1830
Borges, J. F. Bury, Theodore Beverlin John Brett, J. W. Bowler, N. P. Buhrer, Mrs. Stephen Bishop, J. P. Bishop, Mrs. E. W. Beardsley, I. L. Burnham, Thos. Bingham, William Brooks, O. A. Barber, Mrs. J. T. Burwell, G. P. Burwell, Mrs. L. C. Branch, Dr. D. G. Bartlett, Nicholas Babcock, Chas. H. Barber, Josiah Brayton, H. F. Bauder, Levi Bowler, William Beavis, B. R. Blossom, H. C. Beers, L. F. Bauder, L. F. Bingham, E. Beardsley Butts, Bolivar Benham, F. M. Burns, Mrs. F. M. Butts, 8. C. Brooks, S. C. Baldwin, N. C. Blair, Elizabeth Blair, Mary Jane Burke, O. M. Burton, Mrs. Abby P. Cahoon, Joel B. Cannell, William Cannell, John S.
1810 New York, Pennsylvania, 1813 England,
1816 New York,
1821 New York,
1819 New York,
1808 Connecticut, 1816 Vermont,
1814 New Hampshire, 1804 Connecticut, 1817 Pennsylvania, 1820 Vermont,
1805 Massachusetts, 1822 Connecticut,
1825 New York,
1812 New York,
1812 New York,
1826 New York,
1832 New York,
1805 New York,
1793 Isle of Man,
1811 Isle of Man,
1833 1833 1834 1825 1836 1834 1833 1834 1822 1823 1840 1826 1840 1811 1832 -1840 1820 1816 1820 1818 1823 1824 1810 1837 1828