Ira Spaulding

Ira Spaulding

Male 1837 - 1907  (69 years)

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  • Name Ira Spaulding  [1
    Born 9 Jul 1837  Munnsville, Madison, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Feb 1907  Stockbridge, Madison, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 69 years 
    Person ID I30554  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors John Spaulding
              b. 27 Jun 1786, New Hampshire, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Jun 1872, Munnsville, Madison, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Margaret Peterson
              b. 1792, Columbia, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Dec 1868, Stockbridge, Madison, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 5 Dec 1814  Lincoln, Madison, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F58892  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lovica G. Kelley
              b. 30 Sep 1839, Lenox, Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Mar 1904, Stockbridge, Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jefferson L. "Jeff" Spaulding
              b. 30 Jun 1862, Munnsville, Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Oct 1936, Oneida, Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x2. Edwin John Spaulding
              b. 31 May 1869, Munnsville, Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Mar 1959, Utica, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
     3. Nettie Belle Spaulding
              b. 22 Apr 1867, Munnsville, Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Dec 1950, Rockville Centre, Nassau, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     4. Freeman Reid Spaulding
              b. 14 May 1872, Stockbridge, Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1956  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F63880  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • IRA SPAULDING is a fine representative of the native citizens of this county who have taken an active part in advancing its rich agricultural interests. He is the proprietor of two valuable and well-improved farms in Stockbridge,--one the old family homestead where he has always lived,--and is extensively engaged in general farming and stock-raising, besides being one of the largest hop-growers in this vicinity.
      July 9, 1837, is the date of his birth, his natal place being the town of Stockbridge. He is of the old pioneer stock, the family being one of the first to settle in Stockbridge, and is a son of John and Margaret (Peterson) Spaulding, who were natives respectively of Massachusetts and of Schoharie County, this State. His paternal grandfather, Leonard Spaulding, was born in one of the New England States, and died in Massachusetts, in middle age. He was the father of six sons, all of whom are deceased. Our subject's maternal grandfather, Philip Peterson, was a native of Schoharie County, and was a Revolutionary soldier. He was a farmer by occupation. He died in Stockbridge, having lived to be over eighty-one years old. He reared quite a family of children.
      The father of our subject was married in his native State. At one time he lived in the town of De Ruyter. When he came to Stockbridge, it was but sparsely inhabited; and he was one of the earliest settlers, there being but one or two white families living in the vicinity. Indians still made their home here, and wild game was plentiful. These pioneers had to live in a primitive fashion,--their clothes of homespun, woven by the deft hands of the women, and their food the produce of farm and forest. Mr. Spaulding made all the shoes for his family. He was a hard-working farmer, and was shrewd and far-sighted withal. He bought land from the Indians, improved a good farm, and engaged quite extensively in raising and feeding stock. He invested in land in Michigan, and at one time owned three or four farms there. His death occurred on the old homestead, at the venerable age of eighty-six; and his wife died there, aged seventy-six years. They were people of true Christian worth, and were honored members of the Baptist church, attending the old Indian meeting house at Stockbridge. Politically, he was a sound Democrat. Seven of the thirteen children reared by this worthy couple are living, namely: Philander J., a resident of Lenox; Samuel, of Stockbridge; Margaret, wife of Miles Parker, of Stockbridge; Ervilla, wife of James Peterson, of Michigan; Solomon S., a resident of Vernon; Gilbert, of Fort Atkinson, Wis.; and our subject, the youngest of the family.
      Ira Spaulding was educated in the district school of Stockbridge, and arrived at man's estate well equipped for the stirring, arduous life of a wide-awake, intelligent farmer. He remained with his parents until their death, their staff and comfort in their declining years. He bought the home farm when he was but twenty-two years of age, in 1859; and all his days have been passed amid its pleasant scenes. He also took another important step in life at this time, taking unto himself a wife in the person of Miss Lovica G. Kelley. Mrs. Spaulding was born in the town of Lenox, September 30, 1839, a daughter of Freeman and Damarius (Randall) Kelley. Her father was a farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Spaulding have four children: Jefferson L., who was born June 30, 1862, and is a farmer of Stockbridge; Nettie B., who was born April 22, 1867, married William Davis, a cheese manufacturer of Peterboro, and has one child, Hazel Maud, born March 29, 1893, and the only grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. Spaulding; Edwin J., who was born May 31, 1869, and lives at home with his parents, carrying on the business of running the ‘bus and mail line, and managing the freight traffic at Munnsville, having formerly been in the mercantile trade in that village for one year, under the firm name of Van Slyke & Spaulding; and Freeman R., a student at the Normal School at Cortland. Mrs. Spaulding is a consistent Christian, as is evidenced by her every day life, and is an exemplary member of the Baptist church.
      Mr. Spaulding now owns over one hundred acres of fine farming land, from whose rich and well-tilled soil he obtains a substantial income. His farm is amply provided with suitable buildings for every possible purpose, and everything about the place evinces care and good order. He is engaged in mixed husbandry, and makes a specialty of hops, having from twenty to thirty acres devoted exclusively to the growth of that plant, he being one of the largest hop-growers in the vicinity. He has another farm, which is under the management of his son. Mr. Spaulding is one of the prominent men of his town, possessing those elements of character, such as energy, firmness, common sense, and honesty of purpose and act, that cause others to rely upon him, and look to him for counsel and help in the hour of need. His political views are in accord with the tenets of the Democratic party. In his social relations he is connected with Lodge No. 658, A. F. & A. M., at Morrisville.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2268] New York, State Census, 1855, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2013;).