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Samuel Dawley

Male 1807 - 1897  (90 years)


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  • Name Samuel Dawley  [1, 2
    Born 28 May 1807  Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jun 1897  Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2125  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Thomas Dawley,   b. 1772, Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah C. Straight,   b. 1770, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1842, Richland, Oswego County, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1792 
    Family ID F1374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Phoebe Prindle,   b. 13 Mar 1810, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1865, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 1830 
    Children 
     1. Adelbert R. Dawley,   b. 1850, Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916, Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     2. Minerva Dawley,   b. 1847, Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     3. Amos Dawley,   b. 30 Mar 1831, Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1914, Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Elizabeth Dawley,   b. 1 Feb 1837, Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1924, Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
     5. Russell Dawley,   b. 15 Apr 1835, Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1900, Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x6. Perry G. Dawley,   b. 17 Mar 1832, Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1872, Daysville, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
     7. Harriet Anne Dawley,   b. Sep 1828, Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1907, Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)  [natural]
     8. Reuben Dawley,   b. 24 Aug 1844, Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1921, Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     9. Sarah Dawley,   b. 1842, Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1909, Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     10. Jeremiah S. Dawley,   b. 14 Feb 1837, Mexico, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1906, Mexico, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F670  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Ann,   b. 1825, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jun 1897, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 72 years) 
    Children 
     1. Lottie Dawley,   b. 1868  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F671  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Samuel Dawley - March 28, 1807 - June 29, 1897. Son of Thomas and Sarah Straight Dawley. Husband of Phoebe Prindle
      Dawley & Mrs. Margaret A. Emery (married November 21, 1866.)
      Newspaper Obituary - (date unavailable) 1897 Mexico Independent - Mexico, New York - Samuel Dawley was born in Steven Town, Rensselaer county, New York, May 28, 1807, and died June 29, 1897. At the age of 18 he moved to the town of Mexico. Two years afterward he married Phoebe Prindle. They had ten children, two of whom are dead. They were converted under the preaching of Elder Goodwin, were baptized and joined the Baptist church at Holmesville, New York, His wife died May 13, 1865. In 1867 he married Mrs.
      Margaret A. Emery, who now survives him. He was sick only six days. He leaves a wife and eight children, who mourn his loss.
      Newspaper Article - Monday, August 30, 1897 Oswego Daily Times - Oswego, New York - Married Her Love - And Subsequently Disinherited By Her Father - Samuel Dawley, of Mexico, When He Died Left An Estate of $30,000 But His Daughter Hattie, Under His Will, Must Not Touch One Cent of It - Also Ignored Ada Hedges, a Granddaughter Whom He Had Helped - Surrogate S. B. Mead had his hands full this morning transorting the large amount of business which had accumulated this month during which time the office has been closed. Beside many adjourned cases which had been set down for this day there were a large number of new cases caused by the many deaths throughout the county. On July 1st last, Samuel Dawley, one of Oswego county's oldest residents, died at his home in the town of Mexico and within a short distance of the village. During his life time he was a farmer, but one of the thrifty kind who tilled the soil and each year succeeded in putting aside something for a rainy day. His frugality and saving soon became noticeable to his neighbors, who saw his possessions increase as years went on and also saw his own farm become a model for others to pattern after. He and his wife lived happily together and to them were born six children, four sons and two daughters, Russell, Perry, Jeremiah and Amos Dawley, Mrs. Sarah C. Baker and Mrs. Harriet Clifford, all of whom reside in Mexico. Three score and ten is the allotted time for man but the hand of time settled lightly on the head of Samuel Dawley and when he died he had reached the ripe old age of ninety years. His wife Margaret and his children were the joy of the old man's heart until three years ago, when one of this daughters, Harriet, displeased him. She married against her father's wishes. Up to this time he had looked into the future and saw that his time of life was drawing to a close and he concluded that he should prepare for the distribution of his property, both real and personal. It was on September 10, 1890, that he called in an attorney and drew his will. In it he left his entire estate, amounting to over $30,000 to be divided equally among his wife and children and the share of Perry, a son who died some time ago was to go to a granddaughter who is now Mrs. Ada Hedges. It was after making the will that his daughter displeased him. She was keeping company with a man named Clifford, whom the father did not like. He demanded of his daughter that she give him up, but her love for Clifford was stronger than the will of her father and she disobeyed him, although she had been warned that she would never touch one cent of his estate after he was dead. Again an attorney was called to the side of the old man and he dictated a codicil to the former will in which he struck from among his heirs the names of his daughter, Harriet Clifford, and his granddaughter, Mrs. Ada Hedges. His reasons for ignoring his granddaughter was that after the first will had been made he had helped her financially to all he thought her entitled. The will was presented for probate this morning and the heirs whom the deceased had named in the will were selected by him as executors. The matter was in the hands of Attorney T. W. Skinner of Mexico. When the will was presented, Attorney J. A. Johnson of Mexico, arose and announced that he appeared in the case as the representative of Mrs. Harriet Clifford and Mrs. Ada Hedges, who, he said, opposed the probate of the will on the ground that the instrument is not the last will and testament of the deceased; that its execution was not a free, unrestrained and voluntary act on his part; that the deceased when he executed the will was not of sound mind, memory and understanding and that the paper is not subscribed, published and attested in conformity with the statutes of the laws of the state of New York. Mrs. Clifford and the granddaughter did not propose to be left out when the division of the $30,000 in government bonds, it having been found when the effects of the deceased were examined that he had disposed of his real estate and converted the money thus obtained into government bonds, was made. The contest promises to be a long and bitter legal battle. The heirs named in the will, it is claimed, do not propose to do that which the father did not wish them to do and the contestants will see every means in their power to break the will and procure their proportions of the estate. Surrogate Mead adjourned the matter to September 17th.
      Newspaper Article - Monday, September 20, 1897 Oswego Daily Times - Oswego, New York - Contest Withdrawn - The Will if Samuel Dawley Duly Probated - His Daughter, Mrs. Harriet Clifford, and Granddaughter, Mrs. Ada Hedges, Receive $1,700 and Withdraw Their Objections - Mrs. Harriet Clifford and Mrs. Ada Hedges, daughter and granddaughter of the late Samuel Dawley, who died in Mexico some months ago, having reached the age over ninety years, have withdrawn the objections raised to the probate of the will when it was presented to Surrogate Mead. Samuel Dawley, in his life time was a prosperous farmer who saved his money and invested in it government bonds. When he died in July last he left personal property and real estate valued to the amount of $30,000 or more and with it a will which said how he wanted the property distributed. When read, the will cut a daughter, Mrs. Harriet Clifford, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Ada Hedges, off without a penny. The daughter had displeased her father by marrying against his wishes and the granddaughter had received financial aid from the deceased before his death. They decided to put up a contest, and see if the will could not be broken and that their endeavors were successful can by seen by the withdrawal of the contest which was done when the heirs paid over to the contestants the sum of $1,700.

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

    2. [S570] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;), Database online.
      Record for Perry G Dawley



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