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[This information is from Vol. II, pp. 635-637 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.]

(III) Sergeant Nathaniel Upham, second son of Lieutenant Phineas (q. v.) and Ruth (Wood) Upham, was born in Malden, Massachusetts, 1661, died November 11, 1717, and left an estate by will. On his gravestone at Malden he is called "sergeant." He married Sarah Floyd, who died October 14, 1715, aged fifty-three years. Children:

  1. Nathaniel, see forward.
  2. Sarah, born 1688-89, married Samuel Grover.
  3. Ruth, born 1691, married Nathaniel Nichols.
  4. Dorothy, married John Coleman.
  5. Noah, born 1694; moved to Pomfret, Connecticut; later to Mansfield; married (first) Naomi Dana; (second) Thankful Dana (sister of Naomi); (third) Elizabeth Robinson; seven children.
  6. Abigail, born 1696.
  7. Joanna, born 1699, married Samuel Wesson.
  8. Lois, born 1701, married James Hill.
  9. Eunice, born 1707, married Benjamin Wesson.

(IV) Nathaniel (2), son of Nathaniel (1) and Sarah (Floyd) Upham, was born in Malden, Massachusetts, 1685-88, died at Leicester, Massachusetts, 1765. He married Mary Tuthill, of Boston, February 6, 1706. Children:

  1. Mary, died young.
  2. Phebe, died in her sixteenth year.
  3. Martha, died in her fifteenth year.
  4. Daniel, died in infancy.
  5. Nathaniel, see forward.
  6. Sarah, born 1718. married Samuel Hussey, of Boston.
  7. Daniel, died at age of nineteen years.
  8. Abigail, died at age of fourteen years.
  9. Mary, died in infancy.

(V) Nathaniel (3), only son of Nathaniel (2) and Mary (Tuthill) Upham to reach maturity, was born in Malden, Massachusetts, 1715. He removed to Leicester, Massachusetts. He married, November 4, 1736, Rebecca Dill, in Newtown. Children:

  1. Daniel, born December 18, 1743; married Sarah Sprague and had eleven children; lived in Templeton, Massachusetts.
  2. Nathaniel, see forward.
  3. Thomas, born August 25, 1747; was a soldier of the revolution; married Mary Lewis and had five children; finally settled at Sand Lake, Rensselaer county, New York.
  4. Mehitable, born 1750; married ———— Metcalf; lived in Marlborough, New Hampshire.
  5. Rebecca, born 1753; married John Lewis, brother of her sister-in-law, Mary; lived in Marlborough, New Hampshire.

(VI) Nathaniel (4), son of Nathaniel (3) and Rebecca (Dill) Upham, was born in Malden, Massachusetts, June 22, 1745. He served in the revolutionary army. He lived in Leicester and Hubbardstown, Massachusetts, dying in the latter place March 27, 1833, aged eighty-eight years. He married (first) Abigail Ward, who died April 9, 1812; (second) Phebe Kimbill, January 11, 1814. Children by first marriage:

  1. Joel, born November 2, 1769; married Polly Pike, and had seven children.
  2. Catherine, born October 8, 1771, died May 3, 1794.
  3. Calvin, born July 18, 1773; married Hannah Heald, and had four children.
  4. Willard, born December 18, 1775; married Ann Eddy, and had seven children.
  5. Ruth, born November 24, 1777, died 1839, unmarried.
  6. Thatcher, born November 22, 1779; went to sea and was never again heard from.
  7. Allen, born December 23, 1781, married Lydia Fay, and had two children; lived in western Vermont and Hull, Canada.
  8. Hannah, see forward.
  9. Moses, born September 16, 1786; married Prudence Pike; one child, Lorinda, married David Myers, and in 1879 was living near Syracuse, New York.
  10. Rufus, born about 1789, married Olivia Sylvester and had two children.

(VII) Hannah, third daughter and seventh child of Nathaniel (4) and Abigail (Ward) Upham, was born July 25, 1784, died in Troy, New York, December 29, 1867. She married at Hubbardstown, Massachusetts, 1810, Jabez Upham, born May 18, 1777, died in Troy, December 14, 1836. (Several of the descendants of John Upham, the emigrant, lived in Hubbardstown, but whose son Jabez was has not been ascertained.) Children:

  1. Lovinia, died in infancy;
  2. Susan Abigail, died at age of five years;
  3. Ruth Miranda, died at age of two years;
  4. Hiram Jabez, died at age of fourteen years;
  5. Moses Allen, see forward.

(VIII) Moses Allen, only child of Jabez and Hannah (Upham) Upham to reach mature years, was born in Troy, New York, June 9, 1820, died in that city, February 24, 1890. He learned the trade of carpenter with Henry Sage (brother of Russell Sage, the famous New York banker), beginning his apprenticeship immediately on completing his studies in the Eighth Ward public school. After finishing his years of service with Mr. Sage he worked as a journeyman for a time, then began contracting for the erection of buildings on his own account. He continued in business throughout the active years of his life, and became one of the leading contractors of the city. He built the Park Presbyterian Church, the Jewish Synagogue, and many of the noted public and private buildings of Troy. He was a Republican and active in Eighth Ward local politics. He was a member and trustee of Park Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Masonic order, belonging to Mt. Zion Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; Apollo Chapter, No. 48, Royal Arch Masons; Bloss Council, Royal and Select Masters; Apollo Commandery, Knights Templar, and was a thirty-second degree Mason of the Scottish Rite. He was also a member of Athenaeum Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, all of Troy. He was for many years connected with the National Guard of New York, and at the disbanding of the Twenty-fourth Regiment was captain of Company I, and the oldest captain, in point of service, in the regiment. He married (first) August 13, 1841, Mary Midfirth, born in England, died August 30, 1845. Married (second) October 23, 1846, Mary Louisa Remmey. Children:

  1. Susan Abigail.
  2. Hannah Elizabeth.
  3. Augusta Paulena, born October 15, 1847, died 1850.
  4. Martha Viola, born February 27, 1849, died October 3, 1909.
  5. Harriet Marcelena, died at age of ten years.
  6. Mary Louisa, died aged seven years.
  7. Hiram Jabez, born March 29, 1856; deceased.
  8. James Francis, see forward.
  9. Moses Allen, died aged two years.
  10. Mary Louisa and
  11. Moses Allen (twins), born December 23, 1863.

(IX) James Francis, eighth child and second son of Moses Allen and Mary Louisa (Remmey) Upham, was born in Troy, New York, April 6, 1858. He was educated in the public schools of Troy, and in 1875 began his business career as a clerk in the wholesale drug house of Robinson & Church where he remained six years, becoming head bookkeeper. From 1881 to 1882 he was bookkeeper for Oliver Wemett, decorator. From 1882 to 1901 he was bookkeeper for the Gallup Novelty Works of Troy. From 1901 to 1909 was bookkeeper for Chauncey D. Bradt. In the latter year he became bookkeeper for the Tibbets estate, a position he now (1910) holds. Like his father, except in 1886-89, he has always resided in the Eighth Ward of Troy, where he is an active worker in the Republican party. He was ward committeeman and frequent delegate to local and congressional conventions. He was a volunteer fireman, serving in Arba Read Steam Fire Engine Co. No. 1, of Troy. He has been for many years a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, active worker in church societies; usher in the church, superintendent of the Sunday school, president of the parish Young Men's Association and for past six years vice-president of the "Churchman's League" of Troy and vicinity since 1908. He married, April 28, 1886, Fannie Amelia Heinzenberg, of West Troy, New York, daughter of John Heinzenberg, born in Prussia, and his wife, Fannie Amelia MacElroy. Children:

  1. Carrie Viola, educated in the Troy public and high school; now a student in the School of Arts and Crafts, Troy.
  2. John Heinzenberg, born May 6, 1889, died July 15, 1895.
  3. Fannie Louisa, born February 12, 1895; student in Troy high school, class of 1913.

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