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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:
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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1660-1661 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 McCalls of Fulton county descend from Scotch ancestors. The American ancestor was Andrew McCall, born in Scotland. He came to the United States, and settled in New York state. He married and had issue.

(II) Andrew (2), son of Andrew (1) McCall, the founder, was a manufacturer of tobacco; with a factory in Gloversville. He married Mary Husted; children:

  1. Ida M., married Edwin Potter; children: Nathan and Ruth.
  2. Lawrence, married Nettie Hallenbeck; children:
    1. Alice, married Edward Braun and had Albert;
    2. Laura, married James Friend;
    3. George;
    4. Charles.
  3. Alberta, married Harmon Jansen; child, Lucille.
  4. Nettie, married Henry Jansen; child, Marion.
  5. Harry, of whom further.
  6. Eleanor, married Arthur Foote; child, Helen.

(III) Harry, son of Andrew (2) and Mary (Husted) McCall, was born in Newark, New Jersey, October 25, 1869. He was educated in the public schools. When a young man he became associated with his father in the tobacco business and manufacture of cigars, and later succeeded his father in the business. He is a successful business man and has one of the principal factories of the district. He has always been actively interested in county politics and in 1908 was the successful candidate of the Republican party for the office of sheriff of Fulton county, an office he held until January 1, 1911. He was an efficient and popular official, fulfilling his often disagreeable duties with tact and courtesy. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias, and of Arietta Tribe, Improved Order of Red Men. He married Catherine Peffer Robinson, born November 20, 1872, daughter of William Semon Robinson, of Amsterdam, New York, born April 4, 1845, married Margaret Hartnett, of Albany, born August 8, 1848, who bore him seven children:

  1. Catherine, married Harry McCall.
  2. Nettie O., married Albert Vanderpool.
  3. William Semon (2).
  4. Harry H.
  5. Margaret, married Robert I. Hillock; child, Roberta Winona.
  6. Roscoe C.
  7. W. Eugene.

William S. Robinson was a son of Isaac G. and Catherine (Peffer) Robinson. Margaret (Hartnett) Robinson was a daughter of Michael and Nellie (Roach) Hartnett. They had three children: Michael David, Daniel, John and Margaret. Catherine Peffer (Robinson) McCall is an active and prominent member of the Degree of Pocahontas. She is a member of Gloversville Council, No. 72, which she joined in 1895. She passed all the chairs in her local council, and in 1907 was elected Great Minnehaha of the state of New York. She was advanced each year through the chairs of the Great Council until June 15, 1910, when she was elected Great Pocahontas of the state of New York, which comprises one hundred and twenty-eight subordinate councils.

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