Family: Russell C. Calkins / Pamela Andrus Price (F1021)

m. 16 Aug 1818


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  • Russell C. CalkinsFather | Male
    Russell C. Calkins

    Born  6 Jan 1798  Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Aug 1893  Richland, Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  Aug 1893  South Richland Cemetery, Pulaski, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  16 Aug 1818  [1, 2]  Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Solomon Calkins | F2289 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Eunice Richardson | F2289 Group Sheet 

    Pamela Andrus PriceMother | Female
    Pamela Andrus Price

    Born  5 Sep 1800  Saratoga Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  26 Mar 1893  Richland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  Mar 1887  South Richland Cemetery, Pulaski, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Rufus Price, Jr | F14931 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Ruth Grant | F14931 Group Sheet 

    Jesse Elliot CalkinsChild 1 | Male
    Jesse Elliot Calkins

    Born  26 Aug 1837  Richland, Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  31 Mar 1920  Albion, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  Apr 1920   
    Spouse  Rebecca E. White | F4590 
    Married  24 Nov 1875  Orwell, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Caroline Waters | F17380 
    Married  16 Apr 1858  Oswego Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location

    Charles Salmon CalkinsChild 2 | Male
    Charles Salmon Calkins

    Born  19 Jan 1823  Daysville, Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  3 Apr 1909  Buena Vista, Chaffee, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  9 Apr 1909  Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Patience A Burdick | F14934 
    Married  13 Mar 1844  Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Isabelle Josephine CalkinsChild 3 | Female
    Isabelle Josephine Calkins

    Born  9 Apr 1831  Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Dec 1909  Clovis, Fresno, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  Dec 1909  Clovis, Fresno, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Alva C McChesney | F14326 
    Married  1851   

    Hester Ann CalkinsChild 4 | Female
    Hester Ann Calkins

    Born  1 Aug 1825  Daysville, Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  18 Nov 1904  East Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Ira Wheeler Doane | F13752 
    Married  Abt 1890   
    Spouse  James Beeman | F14367 
    Married     

    Harriet CalkinsChild 5 | Female
    Harriet Calkins

    Born  13 Feb 1820  Daysville, Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  9 Dec 1907  Napa, Napa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Ossian Sanford Douglass | F14365 
    Married     

    Eliza Melissa CalkinsChild 6 | Female
    Eliza Melissa Calkins

    Born  21 Jan 1836  Daysville, Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  9 Jun 1916  Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Henry Barnard CalkinsChild 7 | Male
    Henry Barnard Calkins

    Born  11 Jul 1839  Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 May 1841  Daysville, Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Martha Patty CalkinsChild 8 | Female
    Martha Patty Calkins

    Born  3 Aug 1821  Daysville, Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  2 May 1900  Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Waukegan, Lake, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Lorenzo Dow Stewart | F61884 
    Married     

    Rufus Price CalkinsChild 9 | Male
    Rufus Price Calkins

    Born  24 Jun 1827  Daysville, Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 May 1907  Mexico Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Russell Dean CalkinsChild 10 | Male
    Russell Dean Calkins

    Born  18 Apr 1829  Daysville, Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  13 Aug 1917  Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Sarah Whipple | F14935 
    Married  17 Oct 1854  , Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Francis Marion CalkinsChild 11 | Male
    Francis Marion Calkins

    Born  17 Aug 1833  Daysville, Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  20 Oct 1900  Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  Oct 1900  Syracuse, Onondaga Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Rebecca Litts | F1209 
    Married     

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday, August 22, 1878 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - A Rare Event - The 60th anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Calkins, old and highly respected residents of this town, was dully celebrated at their home on the 16th inst. by a re union of their family, including four generations. Of their ten children, four sons and five daughters were present. Several had made long journeys in order to join in this memorable gathering under the parental roof. One son, a resident of Wisconsin, was missed from the circle. That alone rendered perfect happiness incomplete, for thought would wander to the absent one. On the lawn a tasteful bower of evergreens had been prepared by Mr. F. D. Jones, a grandson present from Milwaukee. Beneath this was spread a table well laden with delicacies to tempt the appetite, and which gave proof that Grandma Calkins' descendants, with all their other accomplishments, have not neglected the culinary art The head of the table was graced by the aged paid. The Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Comfort of Pulaski sat at their right. Then according to their ages the sons and daughters and others were arranged, bringing the great-grandchildren at the foot. Over their childish heads was suspended the appropriate motto, "With joy we greet you." It was found that the whole number related to this venerable couple by birth and marriage just one half, or _, were present. After the repast we re-entered the house, where we were highly entertained with music and singing. Elder Comfort, of Pulaski, delivered a short but very suitable, thoughtful and pleasing address, in which he very aptly touched upon some of the historic facts relating to the aged pair, and the varied experience through which they had passed during the long years that God, in His great kindness and mercy had extended to them. Elder Comfort and his amiable wife then gave the company a rare treat in singing several songs in the A_ tongue. We would by no means omit to mention the fact that we never saw so many little human twigs together that made so little disturbance, even the babies came fully determined to copy their elders and to show their great-grandparents that they intended to walk in their footsteps and imitate their virtues.Mr. Calkins was 80 years old last January. He was born in Vermont. His father afterwards removed to Canada, where he acquired considerable property and made it his home until the breaking out of the war of 1812. He was then offered the alternative of taking the oath of allegiance or of sacrificing his property. With a truly patriotic spirit he chose the latter. Himself and family with others from the beach above Kingston, took boats for the American Shore. On their way over they were chased by a British vessel which fired several times to bring them to, but they disregarded these calls, increased their speed by double manning the oars, and finally effected a landing near the mouth of Stony Creek. Mr. Calkins was then 14 years of age and his remembrance of those exciting incidents is very vivid. The years of the war were passed in Central New York. He afterward removed to Oswego County, and in that he had made his home ever since. His personal history illustrates alike the possibilities of success that lie before the American youth who is sober, enterprising and industrious, and the vic_itudes of human life. In proof of the former, it is only necessary to say, that beginning with nothing but a brave heart and hand for toil he accumulated property until there was only one mad in the town of Richland who paid more taxes than he did As equally proof of the latter, the fact may be mentioned that he afterward lost all and began the world in advanced life hampered by heavy debts. Towards the payment of these, every dollar of his property was given, and it is refreshing in these days of loose commercial mortality to be able to point to one case in which a man would accept the greatest reverse of worldly fortune rather than sacrifice his integrity. He could have failed and secured himself, as men sometimes do, at the cost of others. He was even advised to do so by some, especially in view of the fact that he became involved through the acts of others, but he heroically refused, and in that refusal he had the approval of his faithful wife who was willing to accept poverty rather than that one _ should be dishonorably retained. Mr. Calkins has informed the writer that he paid more than $12,000 in cash for others for which he never received one cent of an equi_. Mrs. Calkins will be 78 years of age in the coming month of September. She was the daughter of Col. Rufus Price, an old revolutionary officer. And this the home of this aged pair can retain in the personal history and the family traditions of its _ much connected with the most exciting periods of our national life. Attention has already been called to the large family they have reared. These are all honorable members of the communities in which they dwell. One son and three daughters, Russell, Mrs. Douglas, Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Jones, are residing in the West. The others, Charles, Rufus, Frank, Jesse, Mrs. Beman and Mrs. McChesney, reside in Oswego County, within a radius of perhaps 30 miles. It must have been gratifying that so many of them could participate in the interesting event of last Friday. It will be a memorable occasion to them all, and all the more so from the fact that another such a re-union is not among the probabilities of the future. And yet the numerous friends of the above highly respected couple will all join in the wish that their honored lives may be many years prolonged.

  • Sources 
    1. [S570] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;), Database online.
      Record for Pamela Andrus Price
    2. [S570] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;), Database online.
      Record for Pamelia Andrus Price