Robert G. Moore
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March 2005

Most info from bio of Thomas Eglin who was the son of John
John Eglin and Catharine Dods
likely in the 1791 era likely the Town of Florida or Town of Amsterdam Montgomery County N.Y and is at this time presumed to be the eldest child of John and Catherine.
Sarah Miller daughter of John Miller of New Jersey likely before 1820
19 August1829 G/S recording Morris County New Jersey rootsweb site
August 1828 his son Thomas' Bio
Vail cemetery between Boonton and Parsippany Morris County, located at South east side of Reservoir south of Boonton at intersection of Vail Road and State Hwy #46
G/S memory of John Eglin who died Aug 19 1829
all likely born Boonton area
order of birth uncertain
#2.1.1 * Catherine Elenore Eglin born 8 August 1820 Boonton New Jersey area

#2.1 2 * Thomas Eglin born 7 June 1822

#2.1.3 * Ann E. (Elizabeth) Eglin born about 1825 (Mrs Blanchard), resident of Hamlin, Kansas in 1900

#2.1.4 * Margaret Eglin born 31 March 1827, ( Mrs Cornelius Barber)

#2.1.5 Julia Eglin (Mrs McMuter) deceased. as of 1900 Not found in census indexes as of March 2005

        In the bio of John's son Thomas it states that John was raised in New York but went as a young man to New Jersey where he followed a hatters trade. Boonton is about 10 miles south of Pompton Plains where the Doremus and Dods families lived. Boonton is within several miles of Montville and Lower Montville again the residence of members of the Doremus family so it appears John lived near his mother's relatives

        In the Vail cemetery the next plot to John Eglin is of a Phoebe Miller wife of John. A. Miller
G/SMiller sacred to memory of Phebe wife of John A Miller Died Dec 24 1865. (chances are Phoebe was the Sarah Miller Eglin' s mother.) (The records on the Morris County N.J genweb site were transcribed in 1938)
Sarah Miller Eglin according to her son 's Thoms Bio went west to Kane County Illinois with Thomas. She died there in 1862




John Eglin Jr #1.1 and Sarah Miller
8 August 1820 Boonton New Jersey area
Baptized 10 December 1820 at First Reformed Dutch Church of Montville Morris County N.J.
Edward T Smith 1830-1884 also buried in Vale cemetery in Fuller Smith plot
3 March 1906 in New York City
Section "P" of Vale Cemetery Schenectady New York in Fuller / Smith plot (see References after)
G/S reads Mother on top with names and dates on front "Catherine Eglin Smith d Mar 3 1906"
(Cemetery records give Catherine died age 85 yrs 6 months and 25 days of pneumonia in New York City.)
# Margaret Smith born about 1860 age 20 in 1880 census

# Hattie (Harriett?) Smith born about 1862 age 18 in 1880 census

# Sadie (Sarah?) Smith born about 1865 age 15in 1880 census
"a" Sarah M Smith buried Vale cemetery in Fuller / Smith plot 1868-1926
Was she the Sadie age 15 in the 1880 census?

        Catherine was known as Mrs. Catherine E. Smith, of New York City; in 1900 according to bio of her brother Thomas Eglin . Kit Craven of Schenectady New York (July 2004) advises that she was the wife of Edward T Smith 1830-1884 and she died 1906 . They had a daughter Sarah M Smith 1868-1926
        The 1880 census of Manhattan New York City film T9-0893 page 272C lists Edward Smith age 50 born New York with parents born England, occupation Coffin manufacturer, wife Catharin, age 59, born New Jersey, father born New Jersey and Mother born New York occupation Keeping house.
3 Daughters all born New York, Margaret age 20, Hattie age 18 both at home and Sadie age 15 at school. There were 2 servants Delia Neary age 20 and Mary A. Neary age 19 both born in Ireland

        The 1880 census of Schenectady New York see References after lists a Godfrey Fuller, a farmer, age 60, his wife Sarah A Fuller age 57, along with his mother in law Sarah Smith age 86 and his sister in law Jane Smith age 59 all born England.
        As all these persons along with Catherine Eglin Smith and her husband Edward Smith are buried in the same plot in Vale cemetery I assume that Edward Smith's mother was Sarah Smith and his sisters were Jane Smith and Sarah Smith Fuller .


John Eglin Jr #1.1 and Sarah Miller
7 June 1822 Boonton Morris County New Jersey
Cordellia (Van) Quick in 1851 in New York State
after 1900 likely Hamlin Township Brown County Kansas Not found 1910 census
#* Nathan Pierson Eglin born 2 Feb 1858 Kane County Illinois

        Thomas moved to Kansas in 1865 and in the 1870 census was in First Hiawatha, Walnut Creek Township Brown County and in Hamlin in the 1880 census, where he was listed as s a farmer.
The 1900 census of Hamlin township lists Thomas as a land owner married 48 years and his wife Cordelia born June 1822. Neither Thomas or Cordellia was found in the 1901 census of Hamlin Township
        In 1870 census of Hamlin County a Thomas Eglin Sr age 73 born New York is listed with a neighbour of Thomas Eglin (Jr), William and Catharine McWilliams (relationship to the Eglins Unknown) At the present time I believe this Thomas Sr was the uncle of Thomas Jr and thus a brother of John the father of Thomas Jr ( See Section E Thomas Eglin)


John Eglin Jr and Sarah Miller
abt 1822 very likely Boonton Morris County New Jersey
Charles S Blanchard abt 1848 likely New Jersey. He was born in Vermont about 1815
after 1880 likely Hamlin Brown County Kansas
# Ervin Blanchard born about 1848 in Vermont

# Clarence E. Blanchard born about 1863 in Illinois (Kane County?)

#3.1..3.3 Edward Blanchard born about 1865 in Illinois

        In the bio of Thomas Eglin, his sister is listed as Ann E and in the 1870 and 1880 census she is listed as Elizabeth. I feel they were one and the same. The Blanchards were in first Hiawatha, Walnut Creek Township Brown County and in Hamlin Brown County for the 1880 census,
In the 1880 census Ervin Blanchard is age 31 married to Henrietta born about 1856 in Pennsylvania and they have 7 month old son, Milton born Kansas. He and his wife were still in Hamlin for the 1920 census
        In the 1901 census of Hamlin City Brown County (Family #39) living on Leonard Street
Ervin Blanchard is listed as age 61 and a retired farmer with his wife Henrietta age 59.
        In the 1930 Census of Los Angles California, Milton Blanchard is living at 332 Ridgewood Ave is age 52, a civil engineer for a railroad, wife Edith D. age 45 and son Dick C age 13 and
a Philipino live in servant


John Eglin Jr and Sarah Miller
3 March 1827 very likely Boonton Morris County New Jersey
Cornelius Barber
14 or 15 February 1868 age 41 years likely Town of Amsterdam, Montgomery County New York
Green Hill Cemetery Amsterdam
# George Barber born about 1842    not found after the 1850 census
(might have been a child of a previous marriage of Cornelius)
# Sarah J. Barber born about 1849

        The 1850 census of Amsterdam, family 712 lists C. Barber age 36, carpenter, wife Margaret
age 23 born New York , son George age 8 and daughter Sarah J age 1.
        The 1860 census of Amsterdam Family #545 lists Cornelius Barber age 46, carpenter, born Town of Florida, Montgomery County, real estate worth $2000 and personal property worth $400 ,
wife Margaret age 33, born New Jersey, Sarah J age 10 born Amsterdam and Jane Wedden age 57. (relationship if any unknown) Cornelius was listed in the 1880 census of Amsterdam page 8D as age 66 Groceryman born New York. With him was Sarah Barber, age 28, born New York, keeping house, presumed daughter rather than a wife




Thomas Eglin #2.2.2 and Cordelia Van Quick
2 Feb 1858 Kane County Illinois
maybe 1885 to Annie E Berkley daughter of E Berkley
after 1920
one child
# Minnie Adelaide Eglin born September 1887 Kansas married Floyd J Swinney born about 1886 in Kansas

Minnie's two children born Brown County Kansas
# Carroll "Bud" E. Swinney born about 1905
2 children Suzanne Swinney lives North Carolina in 2004 no children
        Jack Swinney no children

# * Thelma June Swinney born about 4 June 1906 SSDI
        The 1910 census of Hamlin Township, Brown County Kansas family #108, N. Pierson Eglin
age 52, farmer on home farm, wife Annie E, age 48 , born Pennsylvania, married 29 years , one child and one child living. In the same house Family#109. Floyd Swinney age 24. farmer on home farm,
wife Minnie A., age 21, married 6 years, 2 children both living , children Carroll age 5 and Thelma age 3
        In 1920 census, Hamlin, Brown County. Nathan was listed as age 61 born Illinois occupation farmer wife Annie E age 57 Son in law Floyd J. Swinney age 34 occupation farmer born Kansas, wife Minnie E. age 33 and their children Carroll E age 15 male and Thelma J. daughter age 13

        Coleman Patterson reports (2004) that Pierson Eglin lived out from Hamlin near Hiawatha Kansas
Floyd and Thelma lived in a stone farmhouse in Brown County that may be still standing.
Floyd and Minnie Swinney moved for health reason from Kansas to South West Florida after 1920.
but before about 1928. Minnie died in the Florida in the late 1950's or 1960s in Florida


Minnie Adelaide Eglin # and Floyd J Swinney
4 June 1906 SSDI likely Brown County Kansas
James Benjamin Roberts married Fort Myers Florida about 1928
James was born 31 July 1903 and died in Fort Myers Florida on 14 September 1992, SSDI
Age 89 after 64 years of marriage.
24 November 1995 at Gainsville Florida SSDI age 89

James Roberts grew up in Denton Kansas and met Thelma when she was on a trip to Kansas to see her grandparents late 1920's (she and her parents were then living in Florida)
James Roberts was Lee County, Florida tax collector from 1940 to 1960 and then worked for a Savings and Loan company in Fort Myers until retirement.
one child
#,1.2.1 Patricia Jane Roberts born in 1930 died 22 May 2001 of cancer.
She married     Patterson whom was born about 1930
[Contact author for more info]


REFERENCES John Eglin #1.1 and descendants

1. 1870 Census of Brown County Kansas
(via Audrey Annable Franklin email jrfranklin@eathlink net)
taken June 1870
1st Hiawatha Walnut Creek Township
Thomas Jr age 48 farmer born New York real estate value $1050 personal property $868
(shown as born New Jersey in 1880 census which would agree with the Thomas Eglin bio)
Cordella age 48 New York
Nathan P. age 12 born Illiois

Next door William McWilliams age 28 farmer born Ohio
Catharine 26 born Ohio
Thomas Eglin age 73 (See notes on Thomas Eglin above and Section E of Eglin Family History)
relationship of McWilliams to the Eglins unknown

also next door
C.S Blanchard age 55 born Vermont real estate valued at $2002 personal Property valued at $960
(likely a farmer he was in 1880)
Elizabeth 45 Born New York (shown as born New Jersey in 1880 census which would agree with Thomas Eglin bio)
Ervin age 21 born Vermont occ blacksmith
Clarence age 7 born Illinois
Edy (male)age 5 born Illinios

2, 1880 census of Hamlin township Brown County Kansas from LDS site page 378D
Thomas age 57 born New Jersey, farmer, father born New York and mother born new Jersey
Cordellia age 58 born New York
Nathan P age 22 born Illinois work on farm single
Cate Dendenert female age 11 born Iowa (relationship if any unknown)

page 378D
Charles age 64 born Vermont
wife Elizabeth 55 born New Jersey father born New York
Clarance E age 17 born Illinois works on farm
Edward age 15 born Illinois works on farm

page 378D
Ervin C age 31 born Vermont famer mother born New Jersey
Henrietta age 24 born Pennsylvania
Milton 7 months born Kansas

3. 1920 census of Hamlin Brown County Kansas from
hose #210 household #220
Nathan age 61 farmer, born Illinois, father born New Jersey
Annie E age 57 born Pennsylvania

house 210 Family 221
Floyd J. Swinney head, age 34 rents farmer (son in law) born Kansas
Minne E age 33 (daughter of Nathan Eglin) born Kansas
Carroll E age 15 born Kansas son
Thelma J age 13 born Kansas daughter

4. 1930 census ancestry .com
Los Angles Ca. 332 Ridegewood Ave. house 131 family 136
Milton Blanchard, age 52. born Kansas, married at age 26, civil engineer with a Railroad
Edith D. wife age 45 married at age 21
Dick S son age 13
Filipino house servant

5. Morris county New Jersey Genweb internet page
Vail Cemetery transcriptions (Records from 1938)
Intersection of Vail Road and State route 46 South east side of Boonton Reservoir

EGLIN in memory of John Eglin who died Aug 19 1829
MILLER sacred to the memory of Phebe wife of John A. Miller died Dec 24 1865

6, Ref Olive Tree Genealogy internet olivetreegenealogy,com/index.shtml
Baptisms at First Reformed Dutch Church of Montville Morris County New Jersey
contributed by Kevin Riley
Catharine Elenore, dau of John Eglin and Sarah Miller born 8 August 1820
and Baptized 10 December 1820

7. Vale Cemetery Schenectady New York
July 2004 via Kit Craven
146 Sherman Street
Schenectady N.Y 12303-2522

Vale Cemetery Schenectady N.Y Smith / Fuller plot
Section P,. It was raining and dark and Catherine's head stone has fallen over so I didn't take
a picture. It has MOTHER on curved top and name & dates on front. The whole plot overlooks a deep ravine, facing north. It appears to consist of 20/21 graves with #'s 6,7,8,17 and possibly 20 empty.
In the front is a large oblong stone marker _ FULLER. Although the Fuller marker is there E.T. Smith is listed as owner. Starting facing left:

#1 _ A. W. Fuller no date
#2 _ E.D. Fuller no date
#3 _ Sara A. Smith Fuller d. Oct. 1, 1906
#4 _ Godfrey W. Fuller d. Feb. 19, 1899
#5 _ Jane Smith d. Mar. 1, 1910
#6 _
#7 _
#8 _
#9 _ Clarence Smith 1877
#10 _ Louisa Smith? This is the way it is on the card.
#11 _ Lottie Smith?
#12 _ Randall Smith?

Back row:
#13 _ Albert Orman d. Sept. 18, 1937. No stone.
#14 _ Maria Smith d. Mar. 1845 *
#15 _ Sarah Wells Smith d. 1882.
#16 _ Edward Smith d. 1867
#18 _ Edward Smith d. 1884 (b. 1830 on card) Evidently he was in a vault from Mar. 4, 1884 to internment May 1884.
#19 _ Catherine Eglin Smith d. Mar. 3, 1906. Catherine d. @85_6_25 in New York City of pneumonia.
#20 _ Sarah M. Smith d. Jan. 19, 1926

* _ #14 also has listed Marianne Fuller Smith d. June 9, 1937. What the story on this one is, I don't know. There wasn't a stone that I could see. Perhaps it was a baby. It also appears that there is a space after #20 for another burial inside plot.

The front row has 12 places for burials, back has 20 and appear to be space for 2 people each, maybe this explains two burials in #14.
I asked to have Catherine's stone reseated. It appears otherwise in good shape.

8. 1850 census from ancestry .com July 2004
1850 Census of Schenectady Ward #4
#1 household
Godfrey Fuller age 30 laboure born England
Sarah age 26 born 26
Edward 4
Mariah 6 months

9.1880 US_Census from

PAGE FHL Film 1254929; National Archives Film T9_0929; Page 171C
DATE 1880 Schenectady, Schenectady, New York

Rel Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Godfrey W. FULLER Self Male M W 60 ENG
Occ: Works At Farming Fa: ENG Mo: ENG

Sarah A. FULLER Wife Female M W 57 ENG
Occ: Keeping House Fa: ENG Mo: ENG

Ella A. FULLER Dau Female S W 26 NY Occ: Dressmaker Fa: ENG Mo: ENG

Maggie W. FULLER Dau Female S W 24 NY Occ: Milliner Fa: ENG Mo: ENG

Sarah K. FULLER Dau Female S W 19 NY Occ: At Home Fa: ENG Mo: ENG

Marianne B. FULLER Dau Female S W 17 NY Occ: Attends School Fa: ENG Mo: ENG

Rufus B. FULLER Son Male S W 13 NY Occ: Attends School Fa: ENG Mo: ENG

Sarah SMITH MotherL Female W W 86 ENG Occ: At Home Fa: ENG Mo: ENG

Jane SMITH SisterL Female S W 59 ENG Occ: Has None Fa: ENG Mo: ENG
9. From Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas
published by Lewis Publishing Company Chicago 1900
This book covers Nemaha, Brown, Doniphan and Atchinson Counties Kansas 479 bios and 38 photos
contributed by Roger Pyle Email pyle @bartol.undel,edu
on net at

Notes by RGM
Thomas Eglin of the bio is the son of John Eglin who in turn was the son of John Eglin (1768-1845 )and Catherine Dods (1769-1845) both of whom died in the Town of Benson Hamilton County New York

Bio page 519 of the Record (Notes by RGM)
Mr. Eglin, of this review, has reached the seventy_eighth milestone on life's journey and now in the evening of his career is enjoying the fruits of former toil and the respect which is ever accorded sterling worth. His has been an active, useful and honorable life and in all its relations his fidelity to duty and conscientious purpose have awakened the esteem and confidence of those with whom he has come in contact.
A native of New Jersey, Mr. Eglin was born in Boonton, Morris county, on June 7, 1822, a son of John and Sarah (Miller) Eglin, the former a native of the Empire state, the latter of New Jersey. The paternal grandfather also bore the name of John Eglin. He, too, was born in New York and was of German lineage. He made farming his life work and continued his residence in the state of his nativity until called to the home beyond. Both he and his wife were earnest Christian people, probably members of the Methodist church, Mr. Eglin was a great advocate of the work done by the American Tract Society.
In their family were eleven children, namely: Cornelius, Bartholomew, Jacob, Thomas, John, Silas,
Mrs. Nancy Avery, Mrs. Katie A. Anibal, Mary, wife of H. Welch, (Should have read WELLS)
Mrs. Angelica Mason and Peter.
        John Eglin, the father of our subject, was reared in New York but in early manhood went to New Jersey, where he married Sarah Miller, daughter of John Miller, a farmer of New Jersey, who spent his entire life in that state. She was the sixth in a family of nine children, the others being: Alexander, Stephen, David, Obediah, Aaron, Mrs. Ann Tuttle, Mrs. Phoebe D. Peer and Mrs. Betsy Pierson. After his marriage John Eglin took up his residence in New Jersey, where he worked at the hatter's trade until his death, which occurred in August, 1828. His wife long survived him and kept most of her children together until they were grown. In old age she went to Illinois, where she joined her son, Thomas, with whom she lived until her death, which occurred about 1862. She was a consistent Christian woman, who did her whole duty by her children, who tenderly cherish her memory. She had one son and four daughters: Mrs. Catherine E. Smith, of New York City; Thomas; Mrs. Ann E. Blanchard, of Hamlin, Kansas; Mrs. Margaret D. Barbour, (should have read BARBER) deceased, as is her husband; and Mrs. Julia McMuter, also deceased.
        The subject of this review was only six years of age at the time of his father's death. He then went to live with a great_uncle (RGM comment likely of the Dods Family) in New York and was reared upon a farm in that state, remaining until he had attained his majority. In 1851 he was married and went to New York city, where he resided for four years, after which he removed to Illinois, locating on rented land in Kane county. He worked by the month for ten years and then, in 1865, removed by team to Kansas, locating in Brown county, where he soon afterward purchased eighty acres of land, constituting a part of his present farm. For this he paid two dollars and a quarter per acre. He was the first settler on the high prairie in this neighborhood, when there was not a house in sight. He paid for his land, bought cottonwood lumber, erected a house, and also got some timber with which he made a rail fence.
When those improvements were completed he found that his money was all gone and for some time the family lived in very plain style until the farm began to yield good returns for the care and labor bestowed upon it. As the years have passed by prosperity has come to Mr. Eglin. From time to time he added to his land until he now has two hundred and forty acres, constituting one of the valuable farms of the neighborhood.

        He has upon the place a fine grove, which furnishes all the wood and timber needed. He has also planted an orchard, which is now in good bearing condition, has erected a stone dwelling and large barns and outbuildings and upon the place are found all the modern accessories and conveniences of the model farm. In addition to the cultivation of the cereals best adapted to this climate, he has also raised stock, feeding cattle, hogs and horses. He is now practically living retired, having relegated the care of his farm to his son, while he is enjoying a well_merited rest from arduous labor.
In 1851 was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Eglin and Miss Cordelia Quick, who was born in New York January 22, 1822, and to her husband has proven a most faithful companion and helpmate.
Her parents were Robert and Mary (Van) Quick, also natives of the Empire state. The paternal grandparents were Elijah and Mary (Van) Quick, natives of New Jersey and farming people.
In religious faith they were Baptists. In their family were eight children: Firman, Elijah, Morris, Gordon, Robert, John, Mrs. Nancy Disbrow and Mrs. Charlotte Willoby. Robert Van Quick, the father of Mrs. Eglin, was a shoemaker and followed that trade in connection with farming. During the war of 1812 he joined the army. Both he and his wife were members of the Baptist church and died in the Empire state. They had a family of thirteen children, as follows: Mrs. Mary A. Willoby, Mrs. Rachel Toppy, Calvin, Mrs. Lucinda Humphrey, Mrs. Hannah Lewis, Micajah, Cordelia, Elijah, John, Edwin, Morris J., Luther and Mrs. Adalaide Howe. All the children lived to mature years with the exception of Morris, who died at the age of eighteen months.
Unto Mr. and Mrs. Eglin was born but one child, Nathan P., whose birth occurred February 2, 1858.
He married Anna E. Berkley, daughter of E. Berkley, and they have one child, Minnie, born in September, 1887. Nathan Eglin has charge of the old homestead farm and resides upon the other farm belonging to his father. Mr. and Mrs. Eglin are both members of the Missionary Baptist church, of Hamlin, and have lived consistent Christian lives, worthy of emulation.
        If they are spared until October 22, 1901, they will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Mr. Eglin is a stanch advocate of Republican principles, but reserves his right to support the man whom he thinks best qualified for office, regardless of party affiliations. He has held some minor township offices, but has always preferred to give his time and attention to his business affairs.
Industry has been the keynote to his success and his life record shows what can be accomplished through determined purpose and energy.

Query Oct 2003 on Brown County Kansas rootsweb board

Looking for info and descendants of Thomas Eglin born 1822 in New Jersey, his wife Cordelia and son Nathan Eglin and Charles Blanchard born abt 1816 in Vermont, his wife Ann Elizabeth Eglin Blanchard born about 1825 in New Jersey, all of whom have been found in the 1870 and 1880 Walnut Creek Twp and Hamlin census of Brown County Kansas, All were farmers
A biographical Sketch of Thomas Eglin in the Genealogical and Biographical Record of North Eastern Kansas is on line at /~pyle/GBR/GBR.html
This bio would indicate that the Ann Elizabeth Blanchard was a sister of Thomas Eglin
The 1870 census of Brown County shows 3 children of Charles and Elizabeth, namely Ervin born about 1849, Clarence born about 1863 and Edward born about 1865. In the 1880 census of Brown County , Ervin is married to Henrietta and they have a son Milton born in 1879. Milton shows in the 1930 census of Los Angles Ca. as a civil engineer for a railroad with wife Edith and son Dick age 13. The 1880 census of Hamlin. Brown shows Thomas as Thomas Eglon rather than Eglin
the 1920 census of Hamlin lists Nathan Elgin age 61, wife Annie age 57 daughter Minnie age 33 and son in law Floyd J Swinney (Sp?) Age 24 and their Children. Carroll E age 15 and Thelma. J age 13.

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