Salmon Erskine

Male 1791 - 1881  (90 years)


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  • Name Salmon Erskine  [1, 2
    Born 2 Mar 1791  Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Mar 1881  Oswego, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Willis Cem. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I33748  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors John Erskine,   b. 30 Mar 1752, Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1844, South Richland, Oswego Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Phoebe Robinson,   b. 17 Aug 1762, Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1858, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F14789  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ancestors Elizabeth Hastings,   b. 1 Oct 1795, Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts43 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1868  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1811 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. John E. Erskine,   b. 17 Oct 1822, Fernwood, Richland, Oswego County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1920  (Age 98 years)  [natural]
     2. Susan Margaret Erskine,   b. 25 Dec 1827, Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Sarah Ann Erskine,   b. 25 Apr 1835, Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Matilda Erskine,   b. 12 Dec 1829, Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
    Married: 1x5. Elizabeth (Betsey) Erskine,   b. 6 Jun 1826, Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1881, Fernwood, Oswego Cty, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
     6. Eliza Erskine,   b. 8 Feb 1816, Plainfield, Hampshire Cty, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1897, Baldwinsville, Onondaga, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x7. Cyrus Robinson Erskine,   b. 23 Aug 1833, Richaland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1918, Pineville, Albion Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x8. Salmon Erskine,   b. 8 Jun 1814, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881, Mexico, Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     9. Charles Emerick Erskine,   b. 14 Apr 1831, Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     10. Azubiah Erskine,   b. 12 Apr 1837, Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1874, Willis Cemetery,Fernwood,NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)  [natural]
     11. Alonzo F Erskine,   b. 27 Feb 1840, Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1863  (Age 23 years)  [natural]
     12. Abner C Erskine,   b. 3 Feb 1819, Richfield Springs, Otsego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1904, Bowling Green, Licking, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     13. Edward Emmett Erskine,   b. 9 Jan 1810, Odeltown, St. John's, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1889, Minona , Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
    Married: 2x14. Amasa Atwood Erskine,   b. 1809,   d. 26 Sep 1885, Pulaski, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x15. Hastings Erskine,   b. 23 Sep 1829, Oswego Cty, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1898  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     16. Caroline Erskine,   b. 6 Jun 1824, Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Married: 1x17. Phoebe E Erskine,   b. 9 Aug 1817, Oswego Cty, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F12564  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary M. Unknown,   b. 1813,   d. 26 Dec 1883, Albion Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1870 
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F14798  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Salmon Erskine - March 2, 1791 - March 6, 1881. Husband of Elizabeth "Betsey" Hastings Erskine

      Newspaper Obituary - Friday, March 11, 1881 Utica Morning Herald And Daily Gazette - Utica, New York - Northern and Central Counties, March 9 - A double funeral was held in Holmesville this week, in the burial of Mrs. Norris and her father, Salmon Erskine He was one of the first members of the Methodist church and while he was dying the pastor of the church was receiving seven new members.

      Newspaper Obituary - (date and newspaper unavailable) - Salmon Erskine died in South Richland, Oswego County, New York, March 6, 1881, aged 90 years. He was born in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, March 2, 1791. He was one of a family of 15 children. His great grandfather came to America about 1720 and settled near Boston. The family is of Scottish descent and took its name from the Parrish of Erskine, not far from Glasgow. At the age of 18 he married and two years later he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in Middlebury, Vermont. This was an important step for him, and from that time hitherto a somewhat wild young man became a steady, industrious Christian. With nearly a perfect physique, strong and healthy, he labored with unremitting steadiness for the support of an increasing family, which in time numbered 17 children, 8 girls and 9 boys_ He lived in New York from 1810 and to those who remember the hard years that followed, his task for providing and educating such a family will not seem a light task, and yet the ministers of his church were welcome to his home and the frugal board. Father Erskine had a good strong practical sense, and was not often deluded by the "isms" of his times. He held fast the profession of his faith without wavering, and for more than 70 years he labored in the church and his shop. He set a noble example to his children to the third generation. He left over 75 descendants. His memory is precious to all in their heart and in the church of which he was a member. He died as he lived, peacefully and triumphfully, without a pang and without a shudder.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, March 10, 1881 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died - Erskine - In Holmesville, March 6th, 1881, Mr. Salmon Erskine, aged 99 years and 3 days.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, March 10, 1881 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - South Richland, March 7th, 1881 - A deep gloom has settled over Holmesville. On Saturday morning the bell tolled the death of Dr. Chapman; on Saturday night Mrs. Norris breathed her last after four days of terrible suffering; and on Sunday, about three o'clock, her father, Salmon Erskine, died. The father and daughter were both laid out in the same room, and the double funeral was to be held on Tuesday at two o'clock p.m. Salmon Erskine was one of the members of the Methodist Church in Holmesville, and while he was dying, Rev. W. H. Hall was taking seven persons into the church in full.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, March 17, 1881 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - South Richland, March 12th, 1881 - The funeral of Mr. Erskine and Mrs. Norris was largely attended on Tuesday at the M. E. church. The services were conducted by L. R. Grant, assisted by Revds. Hall, Boyd and Wood. The friends of the deceased nearly filled all of the body seats. Of the children of Mr. Erskine from out of town where Amasa Erskine, of Eaton, New York, Salmon Erskine and wife, of Parish, Seth Dunbar and wife, son and daughter, of Baldwinsville, Mrs. Hathaway, of Parish, Cyrus Erskine, of Pulaski, and Edward Norris and wife, of Syracuse. The casket for Mr. Erskine was decorated with wheat heads, emblematical of his advanced age, which was ninety years instead of ninety-nine as was published in last week's Democrat. Mrs. Norris' casket was beautifully decorated with hothouse flowers, rare exotics, brought and arranged by loving hands. Father Erskine had become quite deaf, and in church usually sat in a chair within the altar. Mr. Hall, in his remarks, referred most beautifully and touchingly to the chair as it stood there empty and draped in mourning.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, March 31, 1881 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Obituary - Salmon Erskine was born in Winchester, Massachusetts, in 1791. At the age of eighteen, he married Betsy Hastings, who was about fifteen. He moved to Oldtown, Lower Canada, in 1810. During the war of 1812 he removed to Champlain and was in the battle of Plattsburgh. His next move was to Middleburg, Vermont. From there he moved to Otsego County, New York. Fifty-five years ago he came to South Richland and settled at Barnard's Corners. After living there a few years, he moved into Albion, to the farm now occupied by Ira Hutchens. From there he moved to Holmesville, where he remained until his death. His wife died about twelve years ago. They were the parents of seventeen children, of whom Edward Erskine, of Iowa is the eldest, and Alonzo Erskine, who died in New Orleans during the war for the Union, was the youngest. All the children grew to maturity except one who died at about the age of ten years. Thirteen of the children are now living as far as is known. One son left home when a boy, and has never returned, nor has he been directly heard from. Several times he has been heard from indirectly, as being on the salt water. If he be living, of the direct descendants of Salmon and Betsy Erskine, there are, at present 13 children, 32 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild - seventy-five souls. Of the grandchildren, Lafayette Erskine, a son of Amasa Erskine, some of Salmon Erskine, of South Richland, is the oldest Baker, son of Mary Dunbar Baker, daughter of Eliza Erskine Dunbar, daughter of Salmon Erskine, is the oldest great grandchild; and his child, and into those nine months, is the great-great grandchild. Salmon Erskine was a man of uncommon energy and health. By trade, he was a chair and hand rake maker. His shop in Holmesville was destroyed by fire in 1861. Another was erected on the same spot, in which he worked steadily until this winter, when he was obliged to remain in the house on account of failing health. In his early manhood he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church and remained a member of that body until the time of his death. He was one of the founders of the church in Holmesville. The church will miss him, none could tell how much. His chair still stands in the altar draped in mourning, a touching reminder of him who is gone.

      Salmon Erskine was the son of John and Phoebe (Robinson) Erskine, Jr. He was the husband of Elizabeth "Betsey" Hastings. He was a cabinetmaker.

      Heetland, Bonnie Erskine
      The Erskine And Related Families Genealogy,--
      "Salmon fought in the Battle of Plattsburg, 1812-1814 - while serving in the Continental Army his cabinet shop was destroyed by English gunfire."

      Landmarks Of Oswego County New York
      Chapter XXXII - The Town of Richland, Page 692
      "In the vicinity of Holmesville, Salmon Erskine was an early settler."

      Obituary
      Unidentified Newsclipping - 1881
      ERSKINE.--Salmon Erskine died in South Richland, Oswego County, New York, March 2, 1881, aged 9O years. He was born in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, March 2, 1791. He was one of a family of 15 children. His great grandfather came to America about 172O and settled near Boston. The family is of Scottish descent and took its name from the Parrish of Erskine, not far from Glasgow. At the age of 18 he married and two years later he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in Middlebury, Vermonnt. This was an important step for him, and from that time hitherto a somewhat wild young man became a steady, industrious Christian. With nearly a perfect physique, strong and healthy, he labored with unremitting steadiness for the support of an increasing family, which in time numbered 17 children, 8 girls and 9 boys. He lived in New York from 181O and to those who remember the hard years that followed, his task for providing and educating such a family will not seem a light task, and yet the ministers of his church were welcome to his home and the frugal board. Father Erskine had a good strong practical sense, and was not often deluded by the "isms" of his times. He held fast the profession of his faith without wavering, and for more than 7O years he labored in the church and his shop. He set a noble example to his children to the third generation. He left over 75 descendants. His memory is precious to all in their heart and in the church of which he was a member. He died as he lived, peacefully and triumphfully, without a pang and without a shudder.

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

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