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Ozias Humphrey and Parnal Douglas of Springwater NY

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Photo of Ozias Humphrey.

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Photo of Parnal Douglas Humphrey.

The Family of Ozias Humphrey and Parnal Douglas Humphrey

birth place

death place

Ozias Humphrey

husband

6 March 1789 - 31 March 1856

Simsbury CT

Springwater NY

Parnal Douglas Humphrey

wife

3 May 1793 - 30 April 1859

New Hartford CT

Springwater NY

marriage

13 October 1814

Leora P. Humphrey

daughter

2 June 1815 - 7 January 1894

Otsego County NY

Conesus NY

Harvey D. Humphrey

son

10 December 1817 - 12 April 1898

Owasco NY

Webster’s Crossing NY

Aranda K. Humphrey

son

22 Febuary 1821 - 14 September 1877

Owasco NY

Almond NY

Lucy Ann Humphrey

daughter

3 May 1823 - 30 August 1868

Owasco NY

Sparta NY

Esther M. Humphrey

daughter

10 October 1825 - May 1891

unknown

unknown

Correll M. Humphrey

son

10 April 1827 - 3 August 1911

Simsbury CT

Springwater NY

Euphrasia Humphrey

daughter

20 July 1829 - 6 October 1901

unknown

Holly MI

Mary L. Humphrey

daughter

19 July 1833 - 26 September 1852

Owasco NY

Webster’s Crossing NY

Charles Humphrey I

son

23 May 1839 - 23 August 1914

unknown

unknown

The Parents of Ozias Humphrey

Ozias Humphrey and Anna Andrews Humphrey

The Parents of Parnal Douglas Humphrey

Mother and Father Douglas

Ozias Humphrey

From “The Early History of Springwater NY” by Orson Walbridge.

Ozias Humphrey moved from the town of Sennet, Cayuga Co., to Springwater in the year 1836, and lived on West Hill near the Liberty Pole corners until his death in 1856. He was born in Simsbury, Connecticut, in the year 1789. He married Parnal Douglas of New Hartford, Conn. They had nine children, Leora, wife of John Wilhelm, of Conesus; Harvey D. resides at Webster’s Crossing, N. Y.; Aranda K. died in 1877, in the town of Birdsall, N.Y.; Lucy Ann married Willis Clark, of Sparta, and died in 1868; Esther M. married David Crittle, of Holly, Mich.; Correll M. resides in Springwater; Enphrasia married John M. Baird, of Holly, Mich., Mary L. died in 1852 aged 19 years; Charles resides in Almond, Allegany Co, N. Y.

The Ozias Humphrey and Parnal Douglas Family

From “The History of the Story Road and Vicinity” by Lloyd Moose.

We now come to the Humphrey family, Ozias Humphrey and his wife Parnal Douglas, settled in 1836 on the farm now owned by Wilson Humphrey and his wife, Ora Roberts.

Ozias Humphrey was born in Simsbury, Conn., March 6, 1789, and died March 31, 1856. His wife was born in Hartford, Conn., May 3, 1793, and died April 30, 1859.

They had three sons and two daughters. They were Harvey, Correl and Charles Humphrey. Lucy Ann, a daughter, married young Willis Clark, and the other daughter, Leora, married John Willhelm. Their history was given with the early settlers.

At the death of Ozias Humphrey, his son, Correl, bought the old homestead and lived there all of his life. Correl was born in Simsbury, Conn., April 10, 1827. He was nine years old when his father settled in Springwater in 1850. He married Emily Erwin, daughter of Jared Erwin and Amelia Eastman. They had four sons and one daughter. They were Edward, William, Herbert, Wilson and Milly, Milly married Charles Swick. Edward and Herbert went to Kansas, where Edward conducted a milling business and Herbert studied law and was admitted to the bar and became a practicing attorney. They both married.

William married Carrie Robson, daughter of edward Robson of Springwater, who was in the hardware business. Later they moved to Livonia. Here he was elected to the office of county clerk of Livingston county, fulfilling the duties of the office with credit to himself and party.

Wilson Humphrey married Ora Roberts, daughter of Melvin Roberts and Martha Swick. At the death of his father, he purchased the old homestead, where he now lives. This is another old home which has been in the family for nearly 100 years.

Correll Humphrey died August 3, 1911, aged 85 years. He was a man who was held in the highest esteem by all his neighbors and friends. He held the office of assessor for his town for many years. His honesty, integrity and judgment were never questioned. I believe that every boy and girl chooses some man or woman as an ideal in life, and Correl Humphrey was mine. As a child I wished that I might grow to be a man like Correl, but I am sorry to say, I came far short of my pattern, but I am pleased to remember that I set my ideals so high, for I believe that lofty ideal has helped me to become a better man.

Correl Humphrey and Charles Odel were the only two men in our neighborhood who attended the Centennial at Philadelphia in ‘76. I remember of Mr. Humphrey coming to our house after his return, where for several hours he explained the great things which he saw. At that time there had never been anything to compare with the Centennial in America, and I wondered if the time would ever come when I would be able to attend a like exhibition. Fifty years later as I walked across the Sesqui-Centennial grounds in the same city, my mind went back to the day we heard about the story told by Mr. Humphrey. These are some of the things which so impress a child that he never forgets them.

Harvey Humphrey married Mary Odel. He settled on the farm south of the old Humphrey homestead, where his grandson, Douglas Odel, now lives. They had one daughter, Helen. She married Charles Odel, adopted son of Billings Odel. Harvey Humphrey moved to Webster’s Crossing, purchased a large warehouse, and bought grain. He was depot agent there for more than 25 years, and also held the office of postmaster for a long time. He sold the farm to his son-in-law, Charles Odel. After some years he sold it to his son, Douglas, and moved to Webster’s Crossing. This is another farm which has been in the same family for about 85 years.

Charles Humphrey married Nellie Rowley. They lived for some years in the house where Scott Hill now lives, and he operated a large stationary saw mill at the place known as the Willhelm Mill. He was an expert mill man, having been in the lumber business practically all of his life. Some years later he moved to Almond, Allegany county, where he resided until his death.

The Obituary of Ozias Humphrey

3 March 1789 - 6 March 1856

Ozias Humphrey was a Veteran of the War of 1812. He married Parnal Douglas. He is buried in the Erwin Cemetery near Webster’s Crossing NY. He was 67 years old.

The Obituary of Parnel Douglas Humphrey

3 May 1793 - 3 April 1859

Parnal Douglas married Ozias Humphrey. Parnal is buried in Erwin Cemetery near Webster’s Crossing NY. She was 66 years old.

The Burial of Ozias Humphrey

The Erwin Cemetery at Webster’s Crossing

The Burial of Parnal Douglas Humphrey

The Erwin Cemetery at Webster’s Crossing

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