Publication of Genealogical and Family History of Northern New York, edited by William Richard Cutter, represents the capstone of Clearfield Company’s efforts to reprint the regional compendia of genealogical essays pertaining to New York State that were originally published by Lewis Historical Publishing Company. Cutter’s Northern New York is the scarcest of all the multi-volume mugbooks on New York that were compiled by Mr. Cutter or his contemporary, Cuyler Reynolds, and we are grateful to the Easton Area (PA) Public Library for lending us a copy of this three-volume work, from which we were able to reproduce our reprint edition.
Readers of the earlier volumes in the Lewis Historical Publishing Company’s series of genealogical collections can be assured that the contents of Genealogical and Family History of Northern New York are wholly distinct from the families covered in other New York mugbooks. The thousands of principal subjects of the family essays referred to in the index at the back of Volume III were inhabitants of New York’s northern counties and do not figure in the earlier volumes edited by Cutter or Reynolds and reprinted by Clearfield. Many of the families referred to in Northern New York at the time of the work’s original publication were inhabitants of the New York counties of St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis, Herkimer, Hamilton, Warren, Essex, Clinton and Franklin. In many cases the family head migrated into the state from Canada, Vermont, New Hampshire, or elsewhere in New England. A number of these lineages, it should be noted, Mr. Cutter traces back to Great Britain over several centuries.
Otherwise, Cutter’s Northern New York has the familiar arrangement we have come to associate with works of this kind. The compiler commences many of the essays with an explanation of the derivation of the family’s surname; he then traces forward from the oldest known ancestor to the principal subject of the essay. Then comes a detailed biography of the family member featured in the essay, including, in hundreds of instances, his photo, as well as an enumeration of collateral lines related to the principal subject. The index at the back of the final volume identifies some 4,500 descendants of the main families listed below, which, in the aggregate, constitute a unique and previously inaccessible source of Northern New York ancestry.
Abbott, Abell, Addoms, Adkins, Agens, Ager, Akins, Aldrich, Alger, Algie, Allen, Ames, Andrews, Arnold, Arthur, Atwater, Atwood, Austin, Averell, Averill, Babcock, Bagg, Bailey, Baker, Ball, Ballard, Ballou, Barber, Barnard, Barnes, Barney, Barnhart, Barrett, Bartholomew,
Bartlett, Bassett, Bateman, Baxter, Beach, Becker, Bedell, Beers, Behan, Bell, Bellinger, Beman, Bennett, Bentley, Benton, Bero, Bertholf, Bickford, Bicknell, Bill, Blackman, Bohall, Boshart, Botsford, Bowen, Bower, Bowron, Bradford, Branch, Breed, Britton, Brown, Brush, Bryan, Bryant, Buck, Bullen, Burdick, Burke, Burkhart, Burleigh, Burnham, Burroughs, Callanan, Campbell, Capron, Carney, Carpenter, Carter, Cartter, Case, Casler, Cavanagh, Chadwick, Chagnon, Chambers, Champion, Champlin, Chandler, Chaney, Chapin, Chase, Cheney, Chickering, Claghorn, Clark, Clarke, Cleaveland, Cleveland, Clough, Coats, Coffin, Coggeshall, Cole, Collins, Collinson, Cook, Cornwell, Cox, Cramer, Crane, Crichton, Cristman, Crook, Crosby, Crowley, Cubley, Curtis, Cushman, Dana, Daniels, Dart, Davenport, Dawley, Day, De Lano, Delmage, Dence, De Vinne, De Wandler, Dewey, Dickinson, Dievendorf, Dimond, Dodge, Doig, Dominick, Dominy, Domser, Donaldson, Donnelly, Donovan, Doty, Douglass, Driscoll, Dudley, Dundon, Dunham, Dunn, Easton, Edwards, Egert, Egleton, Ellsworth, Elmer, Elmore, Emerson, Erwin, Estes, Evans, Everett, Everest, Fairbank, Fairchild, Farnam, Farr, Fell, Ferrell, Ferris, Fillmore, Finch, Fishbeck, Fisher, Fitch, Fitzgerald, Fitzpatrick, Flack, Flanagan, Flint, Flower, Fogarty, Forbes, Foster, Foulds, Freeman, Fuller, Fulton, Furness, Garlock, Gasser, Gates, Gaylord, Gebbie, Genaway, Giffin, Gilbert, Gilmour, Gleason, Gordon, Gould, Goutremout, Gowdy, Graham, Granger, Grant, Graves, Green, Gregg, Grow, Haberer, Hagar, Hale, Hall, Hamilton, Hammond, Hanbidge, Harding, Hardy, Harrigan, Harrington, Harris, Harrison, Hart, Harter, Hartwell, Haughran, Hawkins, Hawthorne, Hayes, Heacock, Healey, Heath, Heaton, Heffernan, Henderson, Henry, Hepburn, Herkimer, Herriman, Heustis, Heyworth, Hickok, Higby, Hilts, Hinman, Hinton, Hirschey, Hitchcock, Hoard, Hodges, Hodgson, Holden, Holmes, Hone, Honsinger, Horton, Hoskins, Hough, House, Howard, Hoyt, Hubbard, Hubbell, Hufcut, Hughes, Hulbert, Hulett, Hunt, Huntington, Hutchings, Hutchins, Hyland, Inman, Irving, Ives, Jackson, Jacobs, Jacques, James, Jenne, Jocelyn, Jones, Joy, Judson, Keenan, Kellogg, Kelly, Kemp, Kennehan, Kentner, Kidder, Kilburn, Kingsbury, Kirby, Kirk, Knowles, Koster, Ladd, Lafontaine, Lake, Lanpher, Lansing, Lantry, Lawrence, Lee, Leete, Leonard, Lewis, Lincoln, Ling, Little, Locke, Locklin, Lockwood, Logan, Lonas, Loomis, Loucks, Loveless, Low, Lyman, Lyon, McCaffrey, McCann, McCarter, McCarthy, McCormick, McCrea, McCullock, McCullough, McEwen, McGillis, McGovern, McGowan, McIlmoyl, McIntyre, McKee, McLellan, McMartin, McRae, MacArtney, MacDonald, MacHenry, Madill, Mahoney, Malcolm, Manley, Markham, Marsden, Marshall, Martin, Marvin, Mason, Mathews, Mayer, Maynard, Mead, Mein, Merrell, Merriam, Merrill, Merriman, Merritt, Miller, Millington, Mills, Mooers, Moon, Mooney, Moore, Morgan, Morse, Mouthrop, Moyer, Munn, Murphy, Murray, Myers, Nash, Nefsey, Nellis, Nelson, Newell, Newland, Newton, Nichols, Noble, Nohle, Nolan, Northam, Norton, Nye, O’Brien, O’Connor, O’Driscoll, O’Neil, O’Neill, Olney, Onelette, Otis, Packard, Palmer, Pardy, Parker, Parmelee, Parrish, Parsons, Partridge, Pasenger, Patten, Pawling, Peabody, Pearson, Peebles, Peirson, Perkins, Perrigo, Persons, Pert, Petree, Pfister, Phillips, Pierce, Platt, Pomeroy, Porter, Potter, Prairie, Proctor, Putnam, Quinn, Randles, Ransom, Rea, Reed, Rees, Reynolds, Rice, Riley, Robinson, Roe, Rogers, Rohr, Romeyn, Roosevelt, Rosegrant, Ross, Rugg, Russell, Ryel, Ryon, Safford, Sage, Salmon, Sanford, Santry, Schantz, Schuyler, Scott, Sealy, Searl, Seigel, Seymour, Shankland, Sharp, Sheldon, Simpson, Sisson, Slater, Slocum, Slosson, Small, Smith, Snell, Snyder, Somers, Spears, Spencer, Sprague, Standish, Stearns, Steenberg, Sterling, Stevens, Stewart, Stiles, Stillwell, Stoddard, Stone, Stratton, Strong, Sumner, Sunderhaft, Swift, Sylvester, Talbot, Tamblin, Tate, Taylor, Tedman, Tefft, Ten Broeck, Terry, Thacher, Timmerman, Tindale, Titus, Thissell, Thomas, Thompson, Trenham, Tuller, Turner, Usher, Vanaernam, Van Auken, Van Duzee, Van Namee, Vilas, Vorce, Vrooman, Waite, Walker, Wallace, Wallis, Walton, Ware, Waters, Weaver, Weber, Weed, Weir, Weller, Werren, Wert, West, Westbrook, Wheeler, Whipple, Whitaker, White, Whiteside, Whitney, Whitton, Wicker, Wiggins, Wight, Wilbur, Wilcox, Williams, Willson, Windecker, Wing, Witherstine, Wood, Woodbury, Woodruff, Woolworth, Wright, Wyeth, Young, and Zimmer.