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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1711-1713 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

The Braymer family of Granville, New York, descend from German ancestors. The first of the line here under consideration of whom we have information was David Braymer, born in Baden, Germany, March 23, 1733. He was pressed into the British army while pursuing studies at a medical college in England, given the rank of surgeon, came to America in the British army in 1754, served throughout the French and Indian war, and was discharged. He returned to Germany, married, and again returned to America, settling in Nova Scotia, where he engaged in the tanning trade. He left Nova Scotia in the year 1776, going to New York City, where he followed the trade of tanner and furrier until 1781, when he moved to the town of Hebron, Washington county, New York, engaging in the trade of tanner. A child named George was born to David Braymer by his first wife in 1765, but beyond this there is no knowledge concerning his first marriage. He married (second) Phryria ————, of German descent. Children:

  1. Andrew, of whom there is no information;
  2. William, went to Erie county, Pennsylvania;
  3. Jacob, see forward;
  4. John, died August 27, 1817, aged eighteen years;
  5. David, went to Crawford county, Pennsylvania.

Both David Braymer and his second wife are buried in the Braymer burying ground in the town of Hebron, Washington county, New York. He died February 23, 1814, aged eighty years; she died January 28, 1825, aged eighty-one years.

(II) Jacob, son of David Braymer, was born February 8, 1779. He located in the town of Hebron, Washington county, New York, followed the trade of tanner in addition to farming, made shoes, and lived on the same farm until his death. Some traces of the old vats can be seen there today. As he prospered, he remodeled the buildings and built the brick house which still stands there. He was married, January 7, 1802, at the old Blakslee homestead in Granville, Washington county, New York, by Phineas Hitchcock, Esq., to Anna Blakslee, born 1782, died January 25, 1857. He died March 2, 1855. Children:

  1. Sarah, born December 25, 1802, died February 10, 1881; married, September 12, 1824, Stephen McFadden, born in Sligo, province of Connaught, Ireland, September 22, 1795, died May 8, 1870; children, born in Waterford, New York:
    1. Michael, born August 30, 1825, died April 17, 1904, married, December 23, 1858, Margaret A. McClellan, born April 11, 1833; children:
      1. Stephen John, born September 21, 1859, married (first) December 1, 1881, Mary Luella Temple, no children; she died August 17, 1894; married (second) October 30, 1897, Harriet Crosier, born February 20, 1870; children:
        1. Jessie, born May 24, 1898, and
        2. Elsie Margaret, June 13, 1900;
      2. Sarah Margaret, born December 19, 1860, married (first) Bert Holmes, no children; married (second) George Ely, no children;
      3. James Henry, born April 18, 1862, married (first) February 17, 1890, Elizabeth A. Kieffe, born June 25, 1864, died August 14, 1908, married (second) September 7, 1908, Mrs. Chloe B. Lee, born September 22, 1867; children by first wife:
        1. Herman C., born January 27, 1892;
        2. Marion H., May 31, 1898;
        3. John Joseph, March 5, 1902;
        4. Elizabeth Ann, February 21, 1908;

        no children by second wife;

      4. Cornelius, born January 28, 1864, married Mary Beebe, no children;
      5. Mary Jane, born October 7, 1866, married Will O. Jones, no children;
      6. infant son, born October 10, 1865;
      7. Jason, born August 31, 1869, died December 13, 1869;
      8. Emma C., born August 7, 1871, married Eugene Barden; child,
        1. Azelda, born August 3, 1901.
    2. Henry McFadden, born December 2, 1826, died January 11, 1905; married (first), December 25, 1850, Calista Rogers, born August 9, 1830, died February 25, 1872; married (second) Mrs. Ellen Paul, born April 3, 1843, was thrown out of a sleigh and killed January 14, 1900; children of first wife:
      1. Charles Edward, born October 9, 1851, married, November 25, 1875, Lenora Clough, born May 24, 1853, no children;
      2. Mary Esther, born July 16, 1853, died July 5, 1863;
      3. Sarah Emily, born April 18, 1857, died July 4, 1863; both buried in one coffin;
      4. Alice Emeroy, born January 29, 1859, married Charles Porter;
      5. Benjamin Rogers, born May 17, 1862, died November 26, 1885, at Greenburg, Kansas;
      6. Albert Henry, born April 15, 1867;
      7. Florence, born January 9, 1872, married Frank Bromley, no children.
    3. Edward McFadden, born August 18, 1828, died May 2, 1896, at Patoka, Illinois; married, June 13, 1865, Bridget Kennedy, ten children.
    4. Jacob McFadden, born May 17, 1830, died November 18, 1903; married, September 27, 1863, Charlotte C. Whedon, born April 19, 1842; children:
      1. infant daughter, born April 19, 1866, died same day;
      2. Fay, born April 9, 1870, married Grace G. Garfield at Waltham, Massachusetts; child,
        1. Athena, born May 1, 1900;
      3. Mary Whedon, born August 9, 1874, married, March 14, 1900, Eugene Hanscom; he died at Pensacola, Florida, August 26, 1905, no children.
  2. Daniel, see forward.
  3. Henry, born January 11, 1809, died August 9, 1874; married Eliza Montgomery, born January 13, 1816, died November 7, 1893; children:
    1. Sarah E., born July 13, 1835, died August 16, 1835;
    2. James F., born April 29, 1837, married, December 19, 1860, Susan Welch, born June 8, 1841; children:
      1. Frank H., born September 22, 1861, married, June 5, 1889, Jennie A. Goss, of North Granville, Washington county, New York; children:
        1. Clarence J., born July 5, 1893, and
        2. Marion B., September 24, 1898;
      2. Jennie E., born February 1, 1867, married, December 25, 1883, Henry C. Hitt, born at Rupert, Bennington county, Vermont; children:
        1. Lulu E., born April 26, 1886, and
        2. James H., August 24, 1891;
    3. Ann, born May 19, 1839, married (first) Merritt Phelps, of East Rupert; child:
      1. Albert, born December 25, 1862, married Nettie Garfield, children: Guy and Roy;
      Ann married (second) ———— Sturdevant; no children.
  4. Frederick Augustus, born April 2, 1814; married (first) ———— Flowers; no children; married (second) Cordelia Blakslee, who died October 25, 1846, aged eighteen years; child, Cornelia; married (third) February 11, 1847, Louisa A. Wait, born in 1818, died February 10, 1891; children:
    1. Frederick Augustus, born February 16, 1848, married;
    2. Marron Wait, born November 18, 1850, died September 10, 1868;
    3. Albert Ernest, born February 16, 1852, married ———— Crosby.

(III) Daniel, son of Jacob Braymer, was born at Hebron, Washington county, New York, October 26, 1806, died May 20, 1890. He passed his early life on his father's farm and during that time received his education at the district schools. He was a farmer all his life, owning about nine hundred acres of land in one body. He married, January 2, 1834, Lucina Woodard, born July 17, 1814, died May 6, 1900. Children:

  1. Jennette, born September 17, 1834, died December 19, 1857.
  2. Jacob, born February 6, 1836, died July 17, 1903; married, December 1, 1857, Charlotte Dibble, born August 24, 1835, died October 1, 1892; children:
    1. Jennette, born November 9, 1858, died February 16, 1888; married Daniel Sherman, born March 11, 1854, died ————, children:
      1. Milton J., born July 6, 1880, married Rose Gannon Vans Worth, April 20, 1908;
      2. Stanley B., born October 11, 1881, married Adelaide ————; child,
        1. Stanley Braymer Sherman, Jr., born 1909.
    2. Mary, born October 1, 1860, married, June 3, 1892, Daniel Sherman, who married (first) her sister Jennette; child,
      1. Fred, born June 24, 1893.
    3. Eli Daniel, born February 8, 1874, married, June 12, 1894, Nettie Rafter, born March 11, 1876; children:
      1. Ernest, born May 29, 1895, and
      2. Gladys Mae, August 15, 1907.
    4. Richard Jacob, born January 15, 1879.
  3. Alfred, born February 25, 1837, married, November 5, 1859, Antoinette Nelson; children:
    1. Anna Lenora, born June 28, 1861, married, March 21, 1888, Frank Peets, born June 12, 1859; child, Howard;
    2. Albert, born September 5, 1863, married Mae Durfee;
    3. Charles, born February 16, 1867;
    4. Harley, born October 31, 1869; married, September 2, 1891, Euphemia Temple, born February 23, 1872; children:
      1. Albert, born August 11, 1892;
      2. Mary Louisa, April 23, 1894;
      3. Alfred, June 28, 1896;
      4. Doris Euphemia, October 7, 1897;
    5. Daniel, born January 11, 1873, married, November 21, 1894, Myrtle Lincoln, born August 20, 1873; children:
      1. Mary Antoinette, born November 4, 1895;
      2. Anna Lenora, September 16, 1897;
      3. Charles Howard, March 11, 1900;
      4. Lawrence Daniel, May 8, 1902;
      5. Iren Myrtle, September 4, 1904;
      6. Ray Bernice, April 19, 1907.
  4. Daniel, born March 17, 1844, in Hebron, New York; he went to Kansas when about twenty-two years of age and engaged in the manufacturing of brick for one year; he then went to Caldwell county, Missouri, about fifty miles from Kansas City, and purchased three hundred and twenty acres of land and engaged in farming and cattle raising; he continued purchasing land until he owned sixteen hundred acres in one body. He started a town on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad, between Kansas City and Chicago, which bears his name, and which now has a population of two thousand. He was president of the Braymer Bank for a number of years, and holds a large amount of interest in the town at present. He was interested in the cattle-ranch business with his brother-in-law, Richard Durham, for ten years, when they sold out and Daniel Braymer engaged in the sheep ranch business in Idaho, which he sold out, and now owns about twenty thousand acres of land in different states in the Union. He is a Methodist in religion, a Republican in politics, a Mason of the thirty-second degree, a man respected and liked by all that know him. He married, December 30, 1869, Nancy Ann Woodard, born in Hebron, New York, December 5, 1840. Children:
    1. George Vilroy, born January 27, 1871, married (first) December 21, 1892, Stella Electa Feese, born January 31, 1872, died February 7, 1897; child,
      1. Pauline, born November 4, 1894;

      married (second) October 12, 1898, Alice Gallagher Morris, born June 11, 1873; children:

      1. Daniel Richard, born July 6, 1899;
      2. George Vilroy, Jr., December 15, 1906;
      3. Mildred, December 20, 1907;
    2. Stella, born December 8, 1872;
    3. Frank Woodard, born June 4, 1875, died January 16, 1890;
    4. Anna Lucina, born November 30, 1879, married, December 17, 1905, Cardinal Boone Woolsey, M. D., born January 4, 1881; no children.
  5. Rosalinda, born June 3, 1846, in Hebron, New York, married, March 12, 1868, Richard Durham, born May 6, 1838, died December 9, 1901 (see Durham); no children.
  6. George Winfield, see forward.

(IV) George Winfield, son of Daniel Braymer, was born in Hebron, New York, March 13, 1861. He was educated in the public schools of his town, completing his studies at the high school at West Pawlet, Vermont. He began his business career early, carrying on the home farm from the age of seventeen. In 1892-93 he added to this two other farms in the town of Granville, besides being owner of four hundred acres of land in Missouri, which he purchased later. At the settlement of his father's estate he purchased the homestead farm on which he was born. He conducts his business operations with judgment, and is one of the prosperous and influential men of the town. He is a member of the Baptist church, and a Republican in politics. Mr. Braymer is a member of Granville Lodge, No. 55, Free and Accepted Masons, and Granville Chapter, Royal Arch Masons. He married, February 13, 1883, Jennie Cordelia Smith, born in Hebron, February 29, 1864, daughter of Harvey and Olivia Cordelia (White) Smith. Children:

  1. Daniel Harvey, born November 29, 1883, married, December 26, 1908, Elizabeth Case Temple, daughter of Abraham Temple, born May 10, 1885; child,
    1. Daniel Temple, born October 31, 1910;
  2. Clara Vivian, born March 21, 1885.
  3. Lucina Woodard, born December 2, 1889.
  4. George Winfield, Jr., born March 12, 1896.

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