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James Thomas Outterson

James Thomas Outterson

Male 1836 - 1907  (70 years)


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  • Name James Thomas Outterson  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 6 Nov 1836  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Mar 1907  St Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 7
    Age 70 years 
    Person ID I49248  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father Ancestors Andrew Outterson,   b. 14 Nov 1805, Edinburgh, Midlothian, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1888, Lyonsdale, Lewis, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Josephine Carroll,   b. 1807, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1881  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Oct 1823  Dublin, Dublin, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F30963  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ancestors Frances Elizabeth Jones,   b. 1838,   d. 7 Feb 1878  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 1856  Pulaski, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Chauncey Ransom Outterson,   b. 1857,   d. 7 Jun 1874  (Age 17 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x2. Catherine Irene Outterson,   b. 22 Feb 1867,   d. 20 Feb 1934  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x3. James Andrew Outterson,   b. 18 Oct 1858, Binghampton, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1922  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     4. Charles Eugene Outterson,   b. 23 Jul 1858, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1920, North Belle Vernon, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x5. Blanche Outterson  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F18572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Endora T. Petton 
    Married 1896 
    Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Wednesday, February 12, 1896 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Married - Outterson - Petton - At Sherman, New York, February 5, 1895, James T. Outterson, of Watertown, New York, and Mrs. Endora T. Petton, of Syracuse. Their wedding journey will include a visit to California and they will be at home in Watertown, after April 1st. Mr. Outterson is well known in this village.
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F30977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • COLONEL JAMES THOMAS OUTTERSON, the gentleman whose name introduces this narrative, one of the leading paper pro¬ducers of Jefferson county, has passed most of his life in connection with that industry, in this state, and the greater part of his active ca¬reer has been pursued in this county. He was born November 6, 1836, at Poquonock, in the town of Windsor, Hartford county, Connecticut, where his father was then superintendent of a paper mill.
      His grandfather, Andrew Outterson, was the only son of a miller, living in northern Scotland. Andrew received an excellent education, and was able to speak seven languages sufficiently well for business pur¬poses. He became expert in the art of making paper, and spent five years in this country, after his son had immigrated, being among the first to color paper in America. His descendants preserve with a natural pride a letter written by him on a composite sheet showing the fourteen colors he made. From here he went to Germany, to instruct in the coloring of paper, and died in that country. His widow survived liim some years, living with her son James in Ireland, and after her death the last-named came to America. The mother bore the maiden name of Isabella Thomp¬son, and the family included six children. Andrew, the eldest, is men¬tioned at length in a following paragraph. Mary, the second, married Richard Brooks, and lived in Rainbow, Connecticut James lived in the same locality, and was killed by the cars near Richland, New York, while en route to visit his relatives in Jefferson county. John lived and died in Connecticut. Jane, wife of John West, resides in Lynn, Massa¬chusetts. Elsie died at the age of fourteen years.
      Andrew, son of Andrew and Isabella Outterson, was born Novem¬ber 14, 1805, near Edinburgh, Scotland, and early turned his attention to paper making. When a young man he was employed in this ca¬pacity in Ireland, and was married, in October, 18-, at Dublin to Eliz¬abeth Josephine Carroll, the youngest of the sixteen children of Joseph and Bridget Carroll, who lived and died there. Joseph Carroll was fore¬man of one paper mill for twenty years, and spent his life in the paper making industry. In 1834 Andrew Outterson came to America and was joined by his family eighteen months later. He at once became super¬intendent of the Hudson paper mills in Manchester, Connecticut, and was later installed in the same capacity at the Poquonock mills. Subse¬quently he was the owner of mills at Dansville and Pulaski, in this state. The latter was swept away by a flood, and for a period of seven¬teen years thereafter he was superintendent of the Hitchcock paper mills, near Westchester, Pennsylvania, making bank paper exclusively. Retiring from active life on account of advancing years, he lived some time at Watertown, and died at Lyonsdale, Lewis county, February 5, 1888, in his eighty-third year. His wife died March 10, 1881, in Penn¬sylvania, and both were buried at Pulaski. Of their thirteen children, six were born in Ireland. Two among the older ones died in childhood, and nine are still living. Of the eleven who grew to maturity, the eld¬est, Andrew, has lived at various points in Connecticut and New York, and now resides at Port Leyden. Joseph died in February, 1904, at Syracuse. Isabella is the widow of Eugene Lane, residing in Water- town. Mary married Orrin Redway, and lives at Boise, Idaho. Eliza resides in Pulaski, the wife of Thomas Wallace. James T. is the sixth.
      William is a citizen of Pulaski, where John Simon Harrison, the eighth, died soon after the civil war from the effects of a wound received in that struggle, while a member of the One Hundred and Ninth Regiment New York Infantry. Frank is a resident of Carthage, New York. Charles is a paper maker, located at Holyoke, Massachusetts. Caroline, wife of William Nye, lives at Syracuse. The father of this family took no part in political matters,‘but wras an active member of the Protestant Episcopal church, in which he filled several offices, and was also a Free Mason and Odd Fellow-all evidencing* his interest in human welfare and a desire to perform his duty toward his fellows. His nature was generous, and he had many friends wherever he lived.
      James T. Outterson came with his parents to this state before he was ten years old, and received most of his public school education in Dans- ville and Rochester, New York. Beside his study of books he began when ten years old to assist in the operations of paper making, and early gained a practical knowledge which only experience can give, from the age of nineteen he has been self-supporting, and has received the emoluments of his industry, enterprise and executive ability. After working as a journeyman in mills at Pulaski, Little Falls and Bingham¬ton, he took charge as superintendent of the paper mills at Rainbow, a village a short distance above his native village, on Farmington river, in Windsor, Connecticut. After about three years in this position he went to Palmer’s Falls, on the Hudson, as superintendent of the Hudson River Paper Company’s plant, and remained nearly five years. In asso¬ciation with others he perfected a new process for making pulp paper, and built mills at Warrensburg for its operation. They also erected shops at Sandy Hill, Washington county, New York, for the production of the machinery required in their process, and did an extensive busi¬ness in that section of the state. He has been interested in various paper making plants, and came to Brownville with his sons in 1886. They erected pulp and paper mills there, and subsequently at Dexter, and Mr. Outterson has given his entire time to the operation of plants be¬low Watertown, on Black river ever since. He is now treasurer of the Dexter Sulphite Pulp and Paper Company, and has maintained his resi¬dence in Watertown for the last fourteen years.
      During the civil war Colonel Outterson recruited a company which went out in 1864 as a part of the One Hundred and Eighty-fourth Regi¬ment New York Infantry, under his command as captain. This regi¬ment was immediately placed at the front, and was much of the time under fire, though it did not take part in any heavy engagement. It was the first to enter the Confederate capital after its evacuation by the rebel forces. Through his connection with the Grand Army of the Republic, Captain Outterson is now* known by the title of colonel. He affiliates with Joe. Spratt Post No. 323, of that order, in Watertown, having served several times as its commander, and in other official con¬nections. He is a member of the Watertown Lodge, Chapter and Com- mandery of the Masonic fraternity, and the Scottish Rite bodies of the same order. He is a faithful member of Trinity (Protestant Episcopal) churchy and of the Lincoln League, the last indicating the stability of his Republicanism.
      Mr. Outterson has been three times married. His first wedding occurred in 1856, the bride being Miss Frances Jones, a native of Pu¬laski, daughter of Chauncey and Susan Jones, old residents of that town. Mrs. Outterson died in 1878, and in 1880 Mr. Outterson mairied Mar¬garet Weaver, who was born at Sandy Hill, this state, and died Febiu- ary, 1890. The third marriage took place in 1896, to Eudora Felton, of Chautauqua county. Five children were given to Mr. Outterson and his first wife. Chauncey R., the first, died when seventeen years old. Proper mention of the second, James A., appears on another page. Charles is a resident of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, where he operates a pulp and paper mill. Frances Mabel married W. H. Monty, of Albany, and Catherine is the wife of Alvin Bernier, of New York city. An adopted daughter, Blanche, resides with her foster parents.

      Newspaper Article - Wednesday, January 29, 1902 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Personal - Hon. and Mrs. James A. Outterson of Carthage, recently lost their three-year-old son. They were in Albany where Mr. Outterson is representing his district in the assembly. when the child was taken ill.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1631] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;).
      Record for Andrew Outterson

    2. [S836] New York, State Census, 1855, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2013;).
      Record for Adelbert Outterson

    3. [S2346] 1860 Federal Census.

    4. [S2334] The Outterson Family Book, 1795 - 1995 by Dr. John Outterson, addendum 2006 by Mary F. Otterson.

    5. [S2342] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;;;).
      Record for Andrew Outterson

    6. [S2345] New York, State Census, 1855, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2013;;;).
      Record for Adelbert Outterson

    7. [S2334] The Outterson Family Book, 1795 - 1995 by Dr. John Outterson, addendum 2006 by Mary F. Otterson, p 39.

    8. [S2334] The Outterson Family Book, 1795 - 1995 by Dr. John Outterson, addendum 2006 by Mary F. Otterson, p 44.