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Marin County, Mt Tamalpais Cemetery and Henry Augustus Du Bois

Henry Augustus Du Bois, MD moved to Marin County, California in 1869, after he had finished serving in the Civil War and then his service as surgeon at Fort Union in what is now New Mexico. During the Civil War he had contracted Chickahominy fever, which was a recurrent, malaria/typhoid like illness, and may have been the reason for his wish to move West to a healthier environment. He moved in and started practice with Dr Alfred Taliaferro an early resident of Marin County and the first physician in the County.

  
My history of what happened to Henry is dependent on the extensive history written by Marilyn Gerry and published in the San Rafael Patch..

“During the Civil War, DuBois had contracted Chickahominy fever, a camp fever with symptoms of typhoid and malaria named for the mosquito-ridden swamps of the Chickahominy River in Virginia. The 1870 Census shows Dr. DuBois residing with 40-year-old Dr. Alfred Taliaferro, the first physician to practice in Marin. They lived in San Rafael Village with a 23-year old Chinese servant named Ah Poy. Dr. DuBois subsequently purchased land west of San Rafael at the end of today’s Fifth Street in what was called Forbes Valley. His land was far removed from town and included a section of Red Hill. Burials Prohibited When Dr. DuBois arrived in San Rafael, the town was growing fast, and the cemetery at St. Paul’s Episcopal Churchyard, Fourth and E Streets, could not keep up. In 1876, two years after San Rafael incorporated, town trustee Dr. Taliaferro proposed and got passed an ordinance prohibiting burials within San Rafael’s town limits. On Sept. 14, 1876, the Marin County Journal reported on a town meeting held to determine where to locate a new cemetery: “Nearly all the money and land kings were present.” Among several bids, Dr. DuBois offered a portion of his ranch for $13,000. The town trustees took no action, and the law to prohibit burials in town limits was rescinded. It was deemed “better to double up in the old yard than keep the dead above ground.” A Committee of One Not one to dawdle, by June 1878 Dr. DuBois had 40 men working on 113 acres of his land to build the new cemetery. He later stated, “I organized myself a committee of one.” He put enormous funds and energies into the venture, planting myrtle and ivy by the wagonload, laying out miles of roadways, setting out 2,000 trees and thousands of flowers. In September the Marin Journal reported that Dr. DuBois was doing a great amount of work. Schooners came up San Rafael Creek to First and C streets with loads of urns, fountains, sample monuments, granite walls and fences. DuBois had drawn up plans for a bell tower and an artesian well 2,000 feet deep. In December 1879 the Marin Journal reported that Dr. DuBois had toured 42 cemeteries in the East to collect drawings, photos, maps, statistics on water supply and other cemetery best practices. DuBois’ Folly In the late 1800s cemeteries were designed as parks for picnics and Sunday outings. DuBois expected that the cemetery would be a favorite destination and built miles of access roads. As he owned a portion of Red Hill, he hired Chinese laborers to build a zig-zag road up its heights to provide access from San Anselmo. Too steep for horse and buggy, the project gained the label “.” The Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery was dedicated in August 1879. It eventually served some of San Rafael’s most prominent families, including the Dollars and the Boyds”

Henry married Emily Maria Blois in 1880 and they had five children. He died in 1897 and was buried in a site that he had chosen at Mt Tamalpais. His wife died in 1910 and was buried next to him. Dr Taliaferro died in 1885 and was an early burial at Mt Tamalpias in a similar site.
 

  
   
  Part of my interest in Henry is what has happened to what he started on Mt Tamalpais. It continues to be very active with over 15,000 burials. My wife and I recently visited and spent a morning with Carolyn Schwab visiting my family grave site. Henry had chosen a site up on an overgrown hill with a plaque “DU BOIS” on an overhanging rock shelf. The site needs to be cleaned up and I believe that will be done this spring. In the row below his, are three of his children and one spouse and one grandchild.

I also visited the CALIFORNIA ROOM in the Marin County Public Library which is in the Frank Lloyd Wright designed building that houses government activity of Marin County. Here I spoke with Carol Acquaviva, Librarian and Archivist who was very interested in Henry and his family history. She gave me an oral history told by the sister of Anna Lictenberg Du Bois. Anna married Alfred, Henry’s younger brother, and she is also buried in the Mt Tamalpias Cemetery.

  

  
 Buried in the Du Bois plot are:

Henry Augustus Du Bois. 1840-18 97  And wife Emily Blois. 1845_1910

   

 Children

Emily Du Bois Reed. 1889-1987

Henry A. Du Bois. 1882-1982 and wife Beatrice E Du Bois. 1890-1981

Helen Jay Du Bois. Died Sep 20, 1911

Hannah L. Du Bois Davis. 1886-1967

Grandchild

John J. Du Bois. 1915-1989

Henry Augustus was a well respected physician in Marin County as his obit states.

Last week we made mention of the grave illness of Dr. Henry A. Du Bois. Typhoid symptoms developed rapidly, and the sufferer’s advanced years and slender stock of vitality were against a successful resistance to the onset of this dread disease. Dr. Du Bois was numbered among the old residents of San Rafael. He had served his country in the War of the Rebellion as a young and ambitious army surgeon, fresh from the schools, and during the hardships of the campaign had contracted malarial ailments that left him with a constitution seriously impaired. Independent financially, he drifted westward in search of health, and finally settled in San Rafael. Dr. Du Bois was not a social genius. He was pre-eminently of the studious, thoughtful type, and except with his intimates, his manners were reserved and retiring. He was only at the time of our greatest need, in the emergency of desperate illness, that his highest qualities as a man and as a practitioner of the noble profession he adorned were developed. The funeral services were held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church yesterday, which was filled with many sorrowing friends of the deceased. Rev. E.A. Hartmann officiated and Rev. Arthur Crosby delivered the eulogy.

He was also very involved in his medical practice during the Civil War and was involved in many of the major battles in that conflict.

    
  Henry Augustus DuBois, M.D., b. at the residence of his g. f. DuBois, n. w. cor. Broadway and 8th street, June 26, 1840 ; Yale B.P., 1859; April 25, 1861, he joined the 12th Regiment of N.Y.S.N.G. as Hospital Steward, in a few weeks was examined for Asst. Surgeon, U.S.A., and passed No. 3 out of 40 applicants; Aug. 28, 186 1, was under Dr. Abadie in the Columbian Hospital, Washington, but was soon put in full charge. He served in the 6th U. S. Cavalry as Inspector of Cavalry ; May, 1862, Asst, Med. Director of the Army of the Potomac, subsequently Medical Inspector of the Artillery Reserve under Gen. Hunt ; was at the battles of Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, etc., in all about 40 battles ; 1864, Inspector of Hospitals at headquarters of the Army of the Potomac ; in June, 1864, on Gen. Sheridan’s staff; Aug., 1864, appointed Asst. Med. Director of the Middle Military Division of Va., on Sheridan’s staff, and was with him in all his battles, and present at Lee’s surrender ; brevetted by the President Captain, and subsequently Brevet Major. In 1865, took charge of the U. S. Laboratory in Phil. ; May, 1866, sent to Fort Union, New Mexico ; resigned Feb. 21, 1868, and is now practising medicine in San Rafael, Cal., where he has founded a cemetery (Temaulpas), of which he is Comptroller ; delivered in Yale Medical Coll., April, i860, a course of lectures on Toxicology. Confirmed by Bishop Williams, in St. Paul’s, New Haven; m. in 5th Avenue Church, by Rev. John Hall, D.D., Dec. i, 1880, Emily, dau. of Hannah Maria Ferris (dau. of Miss Schieffelin, who was dau. of Hannah Lawrence and Schieffelin), and Samuel Blois, M.D. i child.

I have some history of the three children and one grandson also buried on the site.

Emily Blois Du Bois 1889-1987 married Clyde Leon Reed

  Emily Blois Du Bois married Clyde Leon Reed and lived in San Diego. They had two children. I have found little more information. She was buried with the family in Mt Tamaplais Cemetery.

Their children were:

          Betty J Reed (1922- ) m Charles J Dowell (1910-2000)

          Allen C Reed (1924-2012) m Grace Springstein (1930- )

I have found little information on Betty Reed Dowell, except in 2012 she was stated in her brothers obit as living in San Francisco.

Her brother Alan Reed lived in San Diego and died there at 87 years of age. He married and they had three children.

Obit : REED, ALAN CLYDE Alan Clyde Reed, 87 years old, of San Diego, California, passed away at Grossmont Hospital on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, after a heroic battle with cancer. He was a loving and devoted husband and father. Alan was born on July 15, 1924, at Mercy Hospital in San Diego, California, to Clyde and Emily Reed. He grew up in San Diego, California, with his sister Betty. He graduated from San Diego High School in 1942. He joined the United States Army and served in the Tenth Mountain Division. Alan earned a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University in 1948 and later in 1950 went on to receive his Master’s in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Alan married Grace Springstead at All Saints Episcopal Church in San Diego, California, on June 30, 1950. After graduation, Alan was affiliated with the Carnation Dairy Company for five years and left the organization as its district sales manager. In 1955, he went on to work for Home Federal Savings and Loan in a variety of capacities during his 27 years with the company, including appraiser, branch manager, real estate owned department manager, and Senior Vice President in charge of investments and loan services. After his retirement from Home Federal Savings and Loan in 1982, Alan opened his own mortgage brokerage company, the Southland Group. He served on the board of directors for International Savings Bank, The Christian Eye Ministry, Forest Home Christian Conference Center, and Christian Heritage College. In addition, he served as President of the Merchants Credit Association of San Diego, San Diego County Escrow Association, San Diego Downtown Association, Board of Deacons at Shadow Mountain Ministries, The Institute of Real Estate Management of the National Association of Realtors, and Vice President of the National Alliance of Businessmen in Washington D.C. (their mission was to produce jobs for veterans and the disadvantaged.) Alan received the “Lifetime Recognition Award” from IREM, as well as a Presidential Commendation from Richard Nixon for his work on the National Alliance of Businessmen. His hobbies included playing many sports, tending to his beautiful roses and lilies, and most of all deep sea fishing and sharing his catch with others! Alan is survived by his wife of 62 years, Grace; his son, Scott Reed of Rocklin, California and his wife Sharon; his daughter, Carolyn Suggett of Mooresville, North Carolina and her husband John; and his daughter, Cathy Holliman of Rancho San Diego, California and her husband Jim. Surviving grandchildren include Lisa Erickson, Kelly Reed Devine, Parris Reed, Whitney Reed Nickel, Amanda Holliman, Matthew Holliman, and Andrew Holliman. In addition, he is survived by two great-grandchildren, Brody and Dylan Devine. Alan is also survived by his sister, Betty Dowell of San Francisco, California.

Henry A. Du Bois. 1882-1982 and wife Beatrice E Du Bois. 1890-1981

  This is the third HA DB. He, as noted, became a very successful cattle rancher in California. He married Beatrice Van FLEET and they had seven children!

HENRY A. DU BOIS Another native son of the State who has made good and has won a place for himself through his own efforts is Henry Du Bois, owner of 106 acres of land in the Fairview Precinct in Merced County, but now residing at the corner of Almond and Gear Road, Turlock, Cal. He was born in San Rafael, Cal., December 22, 1882, the son of the late Dr. Henry A. and Emily (Blois) Du Bois, natives of New Haven, Ct., and New York City, respectively. Dr. Du Bois was a Yale graduate and was a surgeon during the Civil War, being a staff officer of General Sheridan. After the war he came to California and practiced in San Rafael until his death. There were three girls and two boys born in their family, Henry being the second child. Henry attended the Mt. Tamalpais Military Academy and the San Rafael High School, and was graduated from the University of Nebraska Agricultural College with the class of 1905. Thus equipped for whatever might be in store for him, he returned to California, then went to Harney County, Ore., and took a position on the “P” cattle ranch, which controlled a million acres of land, and he remained there for two years. Then he purchased 320 acres in Lower Lake, Lake County, Cal., and engaged in the stock business, continuing for six years, when he bought his present place in the Hilmar Colony in 1913. Here he has leveled and planted the acreage and made valuable improvements, but he now leases it to tenants. While residing in Lake County, Henry Du Bois married Miss Beatrice Van Fleet, daughter of M. B. Van Fleet, and a niece of the late Judge Van Fleet, well known Federal jurist. Five children have come to gladden the Du Bois home circle: Thelma, Alan, Jack, Philip and David. Mr. Du Bois is a member of the Hilmar branch of the Merced Farm Bureau. In politics he is a Republican, but a very liberal one. He is a shareholder in the Farmers Exchange at Modesto, which business is receiving his attention. From: History of Merced County, California With a Biographical Review History by John Outcalt Historic Record Company Los Angeles, California 1925

CHILDREN of HENRY AUGUSTUS Du BOIS

    IIA THELMA Van FLEET Du BOIS (1910-1991) m RENE V BORDER (1910- )

    IIB. ALAN Van FLEET Du BOIS (1913-1995) m MARJORIE J MACKEN ( -2009)

    IIC. JOHN JAY Du BOIS (1915-1989) m BEVERLY JEAN LUTZEN (1925-2013)

    IID. PHILIP Van FLEET Du BOIS (1918-1983)

    IIE. DAVID Van FLEET Du BOIS (1921-2013) m FRANCES de l’ETANCHE (

                                                                           m PATRICIA C MAHOY (1927-2011)

    IIF. RONALD P. Du BOIS (1926- ). m Theora Sloveig Asgeirson

    IIG. JANNE Van FLEET Du BOIS (1925. )

John J. Du Bois. 1915-1989   

  John Jay Du BOIS was born about 1915 in California, his father, Henry, was 32 and his mother, Beatrice, was 24. He married Beverly Jean LUTZEN in 1945 in California. They had four children during their marriage. He died on June 2, 1989, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 74, and was buried with the family in Mt Tamalpais. He served in the Armed Forces during WW II. He was divorced from his wife in 1951. They had three children who were raised by ther mother after their divorce.

Obit: She is survived by her daughters Suzanne Du Bois of Vallejo, Celeste Flax of Oakland, Pamela Maple of Lake Almanor, and Jennifer Lebbert of Modesto. Her grandchildren are Mark Du Bois, Shannon McCauley Maple, Adam Maple, Ben Flax, Danielle Flax and Alex, Spencer and Ryan Lebbert. Her great grandchildren are Maddox & Jaxon Maple, Johnstone & Isadora Flax.

Helen Jay Du Bois. Died Sep 20, 1911

    
 She had what sounds like a tragic life with emotional illness after a successful college career.

MISS HELEN DUBOIS IS CALLED BY DEATH Prominent Society Woman Succumbs to Long Illness ‘ Miss Helen Jay du Bois, daughter of the late Dr. Henry du Bois of San Rafael and the late Mrs. Emily du Bois died on Wednesday night at the German hospital after an illness of several weeks. The surviving members of her family are her brothers, Henry and Ernest, and her sisters Emily and Hannah all of whom are well known in San Francisco society. Dr. Lawrence :A. Draper, who was her attending physician had abandoned hope some time ago, but it was not supposed by her relatives and friends that her death was likely to be imminent. Miss du Bois was of distinguished ancestry, having been a direct descendant of John Jay. She was a graduate of the University of California in the class of 1903, where she made an exceptional record as a student of unusual accomplishment but later her health failed her and she was compelled to spend much of her time in health resorts. It will be recalled that in 1909 she became estranged from her mother and sisters and astonished “society” by bringing suit against 7 them and Dr. Emma K. Willetts. charging them with falsely imprisoning her in the Gardner sanatorium in Belmont, later bringing a second action, this time naming Dr. John Robertson of Livermore as a codefendant.

Hannah L. Du Bois Davis. 1886-1967

  When Hannah L Du Bois was born in November 1886 in California, her father, Henry, was 46 and her mother, Emily, was 35. She married Milton Smith Davis in 1910. She died on September 25, 1967, in California, at the age of 80, and was buried in Mt Tamalpais Cemetery in the Du Bois plot. She had no children.

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander Milton Smith Davis, United States Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. SHAW, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of patrolling the waters infested with enemy submarines and mines, in escorting and protecting vitally important convoys of troops and supplies through these waters and in offensive and defensive action, vigorously and unremittingly prosecuted against all forms of enemy naval activity during World War I.

Action Date: World War I

FAMILY OF HENRY AUGUSTUS Du BOIS and CATHARINE HELENA JAY

HENRY AUGUSTUS Du BOIS married CATHARINE HELENA JAY

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Catharine Helena JAY’s Grandfather of course had been very much involved in the Colonies separation from England and the development of our Democracy. JOHN JAY had married Sarah LIVINGSTON, a daughter of the then Governor of New Jersey, William LIVINGSTON He was one of the early patriots and revolutionary founders of this country. During the Revolution he had been sent to Spain to try and negotiate support from the wealthy Spanish crown, then had gone to Paris to negotiate with Benjamin Franklin and Henry Laurens the peace treaty with the English, had return, been made Chief Justice of the new court by George Washington and then negotiated another unpopular treaty with England, and ended as Governor of New York and worked to pass the ratification of the new Constitution while Governor.

Their oldest son, Peter Augustus Jay, who married Mary Rutherfurd Clarkson, became a successful lawyer in New York City. They had eight children, four daughters of whom Catharine was the third. Peter Augustus Jay (January 24, 1776 – February 22, 1843) was the eldest son of New York’s only native Founding Father, John Jay. Peter was one of 6 children born to John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay, and one of 2 boys (brother William was born in 1789) with 4 sisters: Susan (born and died in 1780); Maria (b. 1782), Ann (b. 1783) and Sarah Louisa (b. 1792)

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Peter Augustus Jay was born at “Liberty Hall,” in 1776, at the home of his grandparents’, the Livingstons, in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Like his father, he graduated from King’s College, the precursor of Columbia University. Notably following his graduation in 1794, Peter Augustus acted as private secretary to his father in London for the Jay Treaty.[1] The young Jay studied law and established a practice in New York City with his cousin Peter Jay Munro, carrying on a family tradition of public service. He married Mary Rutherfurd Clarkson, daughter of General Matthew Clarkson, in 1807 [2 ][3 ] and they had 8 children. From 1812 – 1817, Peter Augustus Jay helped found the Bank for Savings (thereby contributing to the establishment of the New York State savings bank system). As a Federalist, he was a member from New York City of the New York State Assembly in 1816, during which time he was active in arranging the financing for the construction of the Erie Canal. He ran many times for Congress, but was always defeated by the Democratic-Republican candidates. From 1819 to 1821, he was Recorder of New York City. He was a delegate from Westchester Co. to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1821. He helped found the New York Law Institute in 1828, which today is the oldest law library in New York City. Jay was President of New York Hospital (1827-1833), Chairman of the Board of Trustees, King’s College and President of the New York Historical Society (1840-1842). [4] For a time he was also a Westchester County Judge.[5]

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The Rye House: Under his father’s aegis, Peter Augustus installed European styled stone ha-has on the property and planted elm trees. His father John Jay died in 1829. In 1836, Peter Augustus contracted with a builder, Edwin Bishop, to take down the failing farmhouse that had been barraged by the British during the Revolutionary War. Reusing structural elements from “The Locusts” where his father grew up as a boy, Peter Augustus Jay helped create the Greek Revivalmansion that stands there today. Unfortunately his wife Mary would not live to see the house completed, as she died in Madeira on December 24, 1838. Peter Augustus Jay died in 1843 and the Rye house passed to his son, John Clarkson Jay.[8

Mary Rutherford CLARKSON’s father, Matthew Clarkson (October 17, 1758 – April 25, 1825) was an American Revolutionary War soldier and a politician in New York State. The town of Clarkson in Western New York was named after him. He was a great uncle of Thomas S. Clarkson, a member of the family who founded Clarkson University. Matthew Clarkson was born October 17, 1758 in New York to David and Elizabeth Clarkson. He was the great-great-grandson of Reverend David Clarkson (1622–1686), a notable Puritan clergyman in Yorkshire, England, whose sermons included “The Doctrine of Justification is Dangerously Corrupted by the Roman Church.” His great-grandfather was Matthew Clarkson who came to New York from England in 1690 as Secretary of the Province. He married Mary Rutherford on May 24, 1785, and Sarah Cornell on February 14, 1792. Clarkson died April 25, 1825.

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He served in the Revolutionary War, first on Long Island, subsequently under Benedict Arnold. He was at Saratoga and, later, on the staff of General Benjamin Lincoln, was present at the surrender of Burgoyne at Savannah (1779) and at the defense of Charleston (1780). He was also present at the surrender of Cornwallis. After the war, Clarkson was commissioned brigadier general of militia of Kings and Queens Counties in June 1786 and Major General of the Southern District of New York in March 1798. [edit]Political service When the war ended, Lincoln became Secretary of War and Clarkson became his assistant. He served as a member of the New York State Assembly for one term (1789–1790) and introduced a bill for the gradual abolition of slavery in the State. As a Regent of the University of the State of New York he was presented at the court of French King Louis XVI. He served as U.S. Marshal (1791–1792), State Senator 1794-1795, a member of the commission to build a new prison 1796-1797 and President of the New York (City) Hospital (1799). In 1802, Clarkson was the Federalist candidate for U.S. Senator from New York but was defeated by DeWitt Clinton. He was President of the Bank of New York from 1804 until his death in 1825. [edit]Town of Clarkson On April 2, 1819, the town of Clarkson was established by the New York State Legislature and named in honor of General Clarkson. Although there is no evidence that he ever lived in Western New York, he reportedly owned a sizable amount of land there, and he gave 100 acres (405,000 m²) to the town.

Children of Henry Augustus Du BOIS and Catharine Helena JAY
1. Col. Cornelius Jay DuBois, M.D., b. N. Y. City, Aug. 31, 1836; d. New Haven, Conn., Feb. 11, 1880
2. Peter A. Jay DuBois, b. Madiera, Spain Feb. 23, 1839; d. June 3, 1839. 3430.
3. Major Henry A. DuBois, Jr., M.D., b NY City. June 26, 1840; m. Emily M. Blois. He was Surgeon in regular army, and served in Civil War. They had 4 children.
4. John Jay Dubois, b.Newton Falls, June 6, 1846; d. Nov. 11, 1898. 3432.
5. Augustus Jay DuBois, b. Newton Falls Apr. 22, 1849; m. Adeline Blakeslee.
6. Alfred Wagstaff Dubois, b. Newton Falls Dec. 30, 1852. d. 17 May 1900 m Anna M Lictenberg
7. Mary Rutherford Dubois, b.NY City May 22, 1854. d Nov 6, 1919
8. Robert Ogden Dubois, b New Haven CT Jan. 19, 1860; d. Mar. 9, 1895; m. ■, Alice Mason. They had three children

CORNELIUS JAY Du BOIS

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Col. Cornelius Jay DuBois, M.D., b. N. Y. City, Aug. 31, 1836; d. New Haven, Conn., Feb. 11, 1880. Grad. Columbia Law School in 1861; on outbreak of Civil War went to Washington with 7th Reg1t; recruited Co. D. 27th Conn. Vols, at New Haven and was made Capt.; served under Gen. Hancock in Zooks1s Brigade at Aquia Creek, Falmouth, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville; was severely wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863; rescued by brother, Dr. Henry A. DuBois3430, Ass1t Surgeon reg. army, but never fully recovered from wound; Gen. Hancock testified to his father there was never a more gallant charge, and Col. Brook said there never was a more gallant soldier in the army than Capt. DuBois. After partial recovery he became Adjutant of 20th Conn. Vols., and served under Hooker and Sherman in Georgia; in battle of Resaca, he seized colors from wounded bearer and planted them on summit of enemy1s position; brevetted Major by Pres. U. S. for bravery at Gettysburg, and Lieut. Col. for gallantry at Resaca; July, 1866, received degree of M.D. at Yale Medical College, and went abroad for health; on return spent balance of life at New Haven, bearing his sufferings with the same courage displayed in military action.

HENRY AUGUSTUS Du BOIS married EMILY M BLOIS

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Their second son, Henry after the CivilWar, served with Indian Service in New Mexico. He moved to Mann County in California about 1868. Two of his brothers lived with him for a time. He was married to Emily Blois in 1880. They had four children .

BioYale: . Henry Augustus DuBois, M.D., b. at the residence of his g. f. DuBois, n. w. cor. Broadway and 8th street, June 26, 1840 ; Yale B.P., 1859; April 25, 1861, he joined the 12th Regiment of N.Y.S.N.G. as Hospital Steward, in a few weeks was examined for Asst. Surgeon, U.S.A., and passed No. 3 out of 40 applicants; Aug. 28, 186 1, was under Dr. Abadie in the Columbian Hospital, Washington, but was soon put in full charge. He served in the 6th U. S. Cavalry as Inspector of Cavalry ; May, 1862, Asst, Med. Director of the Army of the Potomac, subsequently Medical In-spector of the Artillery Reserve under Gen. Hunt ; was at the H of Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, etc., in all about 40 battles ; 1864, Inspector of Hospitals at headquarters of the Army of the Potomac ; in June, 1864, on Gen. Sheridan’s staff; Aug., 1864, appointed Asst. Med. Director of the Middle MilitaryDivision of Va., on Sheridan’s staff, and was with him in all his battles, and present at Lee’s surrender ; brevetted by the President Captain, and subsequently Brevet Major. In 1865, took charge of the U. S. Laboratory in Phil. ; May, 1866, sent to Fort Union, New Mexico ; resigned Feb. 21, 1868, and is now practising medicine in San Rafael, Cal., where he has founded a cemetery (Temaulpas), of which he is Comptroller ; delivered in Yale Medical Coll., April, i860, a course of lectures on Toxicology. Confirmed by Bishop Williams, in St. Paul’s, New Haven; m. in 5th Avenue Church, by Rev. John Hall, D.D., Dec. i, 1880, Emily, dau. of Hannah MariaFerris (dau. of Miss Schieffelin, who was dau. of Hannah Lawrence and Schieffelin), and Samuel Blois, M.D. i child.

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The following article was written by Marilyn L Geary and published in the SanRafael paper. “DR Henry Augustus DuBois, Jr. settled in San Rafael in 1869 after serving as a surgeon in the Civil War and in the Indian Wars of New Mexico. Born to a wealthy East Coast family, Yale-educated Dr. DuBois was a great-grandson of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and a president of the Continental Congress. In his memoirs, William Kent described DuBois as “a New Englander and a straight-laced and proper citizen. He was educated, skillful and much esteemed.” Chickahominy Fever Dr. DuBois may have been lured to San Rafael by its healthy climate. In the California Medical Society’s journal, Dr. DuBois recommended San Rafael as ideal for a “sanitarium for chronic diseases.” During the Civil War, DuBois had contracted Chickahominy fever, a camp fever with symptoms of typhoid and malaria named for the mosquito-ridden swamps of the Chickahominy River in Virginia. The 1870 Census shows Dr. DuBois residing with 40-year-old Dr. Alfred Taliaferro, the first physician to practice in Marin. They lived in San Rafael Village with a 23-year old Chinese servant named Ah Poy. Dr. DuBois subsequently purchased land west of San Rafael at the end of today’s Fifth Street in what was called Forbes Valley. His land was far removed from town and included a section of Red Hill. Burials Prohibited When Dr. DuBois arrived in San Rafael, the town was growing fast, and the cemetery at St. Paul’s Episcopal Churchyard, Fourth and E Streets, could not keep up. In 1876, two years after San Rafael incorporated, town trustee Dr. Taliaferro proposed and got passed an ordinance prohibiting burials within San Rafael’s town limits. On Sept. 14, 1876, theMarin County Journal reported on a town meeting held to determine where to locate a new cemetery: “Nearly all the money and land kings were present.” Among several bids, Dr. DuBois offered a portion of his ranch for $13,000. The town trustees took no action, and the law to prohibit burials in town limits was rescinded. It was deemed “better to double up in the old yard than keep the dead above ground.” A Committee of One Not one to dawdle, by June 1878 Dr. DuBois had 40 men working on 113 acres of his land to build the new cemetery. He later stated, “I organized myself a committee of one.” He put enormous funds and energies into the venture, planting myrtle and ivy by the wagonload, laying out miles of roadways, setting out 2,000 trees and thousands of flowers. In September the Marin Journal reported that Dr. DuBois was doing a great amount of work. Schooners came up San Rafael Creek to First and C streets with loads of urns, fountains, sample monuments, granite walls and fences. DuBois had drawn up plans for a bell tower and an artesian well 2,000 feet deep. In December 1879 the Marin Journal reported that Dr. DuBois had toured 42 cemeteries in the East to collect drawings, photos, maps, statistics on water supply and other cemetery best practices. DuBois’ Folly In the late 1800s cemeteries were designed as parks for picnics and Sunday outings. DuBois expected that the cemetery would be a favorite destination and built miles of access roads. As he owned a portion of Red Hill, he hired Chinese laborers to build a zig-zag road up its heights to provide access from San Anselmo. Too steep for horse and buggy, the project gained the label “.” The Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery was dedicated in August 1879. It eventually served some of San Rafael’s most prominent families, including the Dollars and the Boyds. DuBois’ horizons, however, stretched beyond Marin. In January 1880 Dr. DuBois wrote in the Marin County Journal: “It is believed that, with the example of New York City, many burials from San Francisco will take place here…Objections [are] that San Francisco funerals must come on the boat and pass through town, but the midday, little-used boat will be used and funerals can pass on streets with few houses. Friends prophesy I will be ruined…I have been ruined so frequently – at least my friends have so prophesied – that I don’t mind it a bit.” Dr. DuBois built a number of artificial lakes at the cemetery. In 1881, reporting that the carp had multiplied from 11 to over 750, he suggested, “Carp raising would be a good industry here.”San Rafael in Denver? In 1874 Dr. DuBois platted a development in Denver, Colorado, which he named San Rafael for his California home. He expanded this subdivision in 1882 and 1886 as demand increased for more lots.The area, located 8 blocks northeast of downtown Denver, is now a heritage district on the National Register of Historic Places. An early advertisement described it as “beautifully located overlooking the city with a glorious view of the mountains.” Despite his activities in Denver, DuBois remained in San Rafael, Calif., where two of his siblings joined him. In 1880 he lived with his brother Alfred W. DuBois, a 28-year old Chinese servant Ah Jim and a 44-year-old servant Amelia Schuthris. Later that year, Dr. DuBois married Emily M. Blois, and they subsequently had four children. The Vaccine Farm : Building a cemetery, a residential neighborhood in a distant city, and a new family is more than enough to manage, but Dr. DuBois saw problems as opportunities. In the 1880s, vaccine panics often accompanied smallpox epidemics. Summer heat precluded transporting fresh vaccine from the East, and vaccine became scarce. The Pacific Coast Vaccine Farm didn’t last. Dr. DuBois died May 27, 1897 at age 55 of the typhoid fever he contracted in the Virginia swamps. Du Bois Street in San Rafael is named for another DuBois, but Dr. Henry A. DuBois Jr.’s legacy lives on in Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery and in Denver’s historic San Rafael district.”

JOHN JAY Du BOIS

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John Jay Du BOIS was a lawyer and lived part of his life in San Rafael, California with his brother Henry. He was unmarried

AUGUSTUS JAY Du BOIS married Adeline BLAKESLEE

Augustus Jay Du BOIS married Adeline Blakeslee and lived in New Haven. He was the Professor of Civil Engineering at the Sheffield School of Engineering, part of Yale University. They had no children.

ALFRED WAGSTAFF DuBOIS married ANNA LICHTENBERG

Alfred Wagstaff Du BOIS married Anna Lichtenberg. He lived for a period with his brother Henry in California. He died in Paris of a “hemorrhage” at age 47.  Aunt ANNA continued to live in San Francisco.

MARY RUTHERFURD Du BOIS

Mary Rutherfurd Du BOIS was unmarried and lived and died in New Haven.

ROBERT OGDEN Du Bois married ALICE MASON

The youngest child, Robert Ogden Du BOIS was born in new Haven in 1860 the time of the Civil War. He went to Yale and then Yale Medical School. He then moved to New York City and opened a medical practice specializing in ENT problems. In 1889 he married Alice Mason, the daughter of Rev Arthur Mason and from the family of Jonathan Mason from Boston. They had three children, Arthur, Helen and Robert. Unfortunately he had Rhumatic Fever as a child, developed heart disease and died of congestive heart failure when he was 36. His wife Alice died soon after. Their three children were brought up by their Mason Uncle, called Boompa!

Her father, Arthur Mason was born in Boston in 1837. He graduated from Trinity College. He studied in Geneva and returned to enter Berkley Divinity School in Middleton, Ct. He married Amelia Caroline Taylor, He was Rector of a number of churches in Mass, New Haven and New York City. He died at his home in New York City in 1907 and was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Her mother, Amelia Caroline Taylor was born in Cuba. Her father was a successful sugar Merchant there. He lived in Cuba until 1848 when they returned to Baltimore, Md. His father had also been active in sugar trade with Cuba and had been active in Baltimore political life. He was involved in the War of 1812. He also was one of the managers of a statue erected to honor George Washington in Baltimore

The couple had four children, a son and four daughters. Alexander T Mason, the oldest, became active in NY Politics and was the Republican Leader of the 29th Assembly District. The oldest daughter, Isabella married Mansel Van Rensselaer and they had four children, Bernard, Arthur, Maud and Alexander. The next oldest daughter, Alice married Robert Ogden Du Bois and they had three children, Arthur, Helen and Robert, The youngest daughters, ”Maud and Teddy” never married

Her grandfather, Jonathan Mason, Jr., of Boston, was a portrait and figure painter, student of Gilbert Stuart, friend or acquaintance of virtually every major American artist of the nineteenth century. His father Jonathan died in 1831. He himself was married to Isabella Weyman in Italy in 1834. The sculptor Horatio Greenough was one of the witnesses. They had six children: sons Charles, Arthur, Herbert, and Philip, and two daughters, Isabelle (who married Charles Hook Appleton) and another who married William Sturgis Hooper. Arthur became an ordained minister. Herbert and Philip served in the Union army during the Civil War; Philip died from wounds in July 1864 and was interred atMount Auburn Cemetery.

Her Great Grandfather was Senator Jonathen Mason who was born in Boston and graduated from Boston Latin School and Princeton University. He studied law and was admitted to the Mass bar in 1779. He served in the Mass House of Representatives and in the Senate from 1786 to 1800. In 1800 he was elected to the United States Senate where he served from 1800 to 1803. He then returned to the Mass Senate and returned to Washington as a member of the House from 1817 to 1820. He married Susannah Powell whose family had immigrated from Wales and were early settlers of Vermont. Senator Mason was a friend of Gilbert Stuart and urged him to move to Boston. Portraits of them done by Stuart hung in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

The oldest son, my father, Arthur Mason Du BOIS, Birth Nov 4, 1890 in New York Death Dec 1979 in New York married my mother, MARIE LOUISE DIXON+*Birth 15 Dec 1895 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Death 03 JUL 1943 in Hewlett, Nassau, New York, They had two children. Both are buried in the Jay Cemetery. Married Cornelia Prime COSTER Birth 6 Feb 1901 in New York, New York, Death 11 Dec 1956 in New York,

M. LOUISE Dixon Du BOIS was active in the formation of the New York Junior League. She had an active interest in history and documented the genealogy of my ancestors. This is kept at the Jay Homestead in Rye and as part of their exhibition.

THE DAUGHTERS OF PETER AUGUSTUS JAY AND MARY RUTHERFURD CLARKSON

       
 
DESCENDANTS of PETER AUGUSTUS JAY and MARY RUTHERFURD CLARKSON.   

Fourth Generation (PJ-JJ-PAJ-)  The Daughters of Peter Augustus JAY and Mary RUTHERFURDU CLARKSON.

PAJ and MRC had eight children. There were two sons, the oldest John Clarkson  and the sixth, Rev. Peter Augustus, and six daughters. It is our purpose to trace the families of these daughters.

2. MARY RUTHERFURD JAY,  the second child married Frederick Prime. (His sister married her brother, John Clarkson Jay.)

3. SARAH JAY the third child, married an Englishman, William Dawson. 

4. CATHARINE HELENA JAY  the fourth child  married Henry Augustus Du Bois. 

5. ANNA MARIA JAY, the fifth child married Henry Pierrepont. 

7. ELIZABETH CLARKSON JAY died unmarried. 

8. SUSAN MATILDA JAY the youngest child  married her second cousin Matthew Clarkson. 

FOURTH GENERATION: MARY RUTHERFURD  JAY+ married FREDERICK  PRIME

   
 

2. MARY RUTHERFURD  JAY+ Birth 16 Apr 1810 in New York,  Death 9 Sep 1835 in New York, married Frederick PRIME Birth 30 Oct 1807 in New York Death 13 Jul 1887 in New York. They had three children.  Her brother John Clarkson married her husbands sister, Laura 

As the first daughter she was a favorite of her mother. Tragically she died in childbirth during the birth of her third daughter. The family placed a tall monument at her grave in the Jay Cemetery in honor of her and her sufferings. The Height of monuments in the Cemetery was limited after her burial.

Frederick I. Prime, a Son of Nathaniel Prime and Owner of Edgewood    Frederick I. Prime attended Yale, studied law and was admitted to the bar of the State of New York as a young man.  He married his first wife, Mary Rutherfurd Jay, and entered practice with her father, his new father-in-law, Peter A. Jay who served as Recorder of New York City.       Frederick and Mary Prime had three children before Mary died on September 9, 1835.  (She is buried in the Jay Graveyard in Rye, New York.)  Their children were Mary RUTHERFURD Prime, born in New York on August 24, 1830; Harriet Prime, born in New York on September 11, 1832; and Helen Jay Prime, born in New York on August 22, 1835.  Frederick Prime’s wife, Mary Prime, died only eighteen days after the couple’s third child was born.     (obit)

      DESCENDANTS OF MARY RUTHERFURD  JAY AND FREDERICK PRIME

1. Fifth Generation. Mary RUTHERFURD PRIME+ Birth 24 Aug 1830 in New York,  Death 12 Jun 1910 in New York,  Unmarried. Buried in the Jay Cemetery.

She spent time at Hull’s Cove, Bar Harbor, Maine. In 1865 the old meeting-house at Hull’s Cove, the first one built in Eden, was pulled down. To accommodate a growing work, the present beautiful ” Church of Our Father” was built in 1891, the gift of Miss Mary RUTHERFURD Prime of New York and her cousin, Miss Cornelia Prime of Huntington, N. Y., in memory of their fathers, two brothers, Rufus and Frederic Prime. The building is of native granite, rural gothic in style, with Norman porch, open belfry, and a small inclosed baptistry. A beautiful gothic well stands by the path leading in from the highway At the time of her death she willed money to this church as well as money to the Church of the Heavenly Rest in NY.

2. Fifth Generation. Harriet PRIME Birth 11 Sep 1832 in New York,  Death 15 Mar 1908 married Thomas P GIBBONS, MD Birth 27 Apr 1824 in Pennsylvania Death 3 Apr 1886 in Connecticut. They had no children.

3. Fifth Generation. Helen Jay PRIME+ Birth 22 Aug 1835 in New York,  Death 31 Jan 1920 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York,  married Francis Thomas GARRETSON+ Birth 26 May 1826 in Rheinbeck, Dutchess, New York Death 1918 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York,  They had three children. Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

      Sixth Generation. Children of Helen Jay PRIME and Francis Thomas GARRETSON+ 

       1. Sixth Generation. Frederick Prime GARRETSON Birth 30 Jul 1857 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York,  Death 9 Jan 1930 in Newport, Rhode Island. Married Marie Angele FIRTH Birth 1858 in New York City, New York. They had  one child. 

           1. Seventh Generation. Emily B GARRETSON+ Birth 1887 in Rhode Island. Death 7 Apr 1927 . She was buried in the Jay Cemetery. Unmarried

      2. Sixth Generation. Elizabeth Waters GARRETSON Birth 17 Mar 1859 in New York. Death 17 May 1934 in New York, Married Samuel Havland RUSSELL Birth 19 May 1853 in New York, New York. They had three children.

           1. Seventh Generation.  Frances Garrettson RUSSELL birth 9 Mar 1885 in New York, New York Death 23 Aug 1894 in New York, New York at age 6

          2. Seventh Generation. Helen Prime RUSSELL Birth 6 Feb 1886 in New York, New York Death 18 Mar 1886 in New York, New York

          3. Seventh Generation Elizabeth Jay RUSSELL Birth 8 Nov 1891 in New York, New York Death Aug 1973 in Washington Depot, Litchfield, Connecticut, married Stephen Lesher LANDON Birth 26 MAR 1884 in New York, New York Death 31 March 1977 in Washington Depot, Litchfield, Connecticut,   They had three children.

         Eighth Generation Children of Elizabeth Jay RUSSELL and  Stephan Lesher LANDON 

           1. Eighth Generation. Stephen L LANDON Jr Birth 9 Jan 1924 in New York Death 18 Feb 2003 in Washington Depot, Litchfield, Connecticut, married Joanne WOODWORTH. They had four children. The marriage ended in divorce. He married Frances Virginia SWEAT Birth 12 Dec 1929 in Jacksonville, St Johns, Florida,  Death 30 Aug 1996 in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut

Stephen L. Landon Jr., 79, of Washington Depot died Feb. 18 at New Milford Hospital. He was the widower of Joanne (Woodworth) Landon and Frances S. (Sweat) Landon. Mr. Landon was born Jan. 9, 1924, in New York, N.Y., son of the late Stephen L. and Elizabeth (Russell) Landon. He graduated from Yale University with a bachelors degree in engineering. He worked as a sales manager at Cannon Mills Corp. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of St. John’s  Episcopal Church in Washington. Mr. Landon is survived by three sons, Russell of Norwell, Mass., Stephen of North Carolina and Matthew of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter, Linda of Santa Monica, Calif.; a brother, Howland of Grass Valley, Calif.; and two grandchildren.  (Obit)

         2. Eighth Generation.  Howland LANDON Birth abt 1927 in New York

         3. Eighth Generation.  Frederick LANDON Birth abt 1930 in New York’ 

3. Sixth Generation.  Helen Jay Garrettson+ Birth 6 Jul 1864 in New York Death 1 Aug 1933 in New York. Buried in the Jay Cemetery. Unmarried.

    FOURTH GENERATION 3. SARAH JAY+ married  William DAWSON+

SARAH JAY+Birth 19 Dec 1811 in New York,  Death 9 Jan 1846 married William DAWSON+ Birth 1799 Death 12 Mar 1852 . They had one child who returned to England and married and had a lot of children. Both lived in New York and were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

According to Laura Jay HUGHES account William Dawson was a successful merchant in New York and was able to arrange boat passage for PAJ and MRJ with HENRY and Catharine Du Bois and other family members to the Island of MADEIRA, where MRJ died in 1838.

       DESCENDANTS of SARAH JAY+ and William DAWSON

   1. Fifth Generation.  William Pudsey DAWSON+ Birth 14 Feb 1839 in Tyldesley, Lancashire, England Death 12 Mar 1851 at age 12. Buried in the Jay Cemetery.

   2. Fifth Generation.  Mary Jay DAWSON Birth Nov9,1843 in New York City New York Death Jan 25,1914 in England married Col. Coville FRANKLAND Birth 26 Nov 1839 in France Death 22 Dec 1913 in Sussex, United Kingdom. They had eight children!

     Sixth Generation. Children of Mary Jay DAWSON and Col. Coville FRANKLAND 

       1. Sixth Generation. Katherine Marian Colville FRANKLAND Birth 11 Apr 1872 in Isle of Wight, England Death 17 Sep 1950 in London, England. Unmarried

       2. Sixth Generation. Margaret Lee Colville Frankland Birth 1873 Death 1874 died at age one.

       3. Sixth Generation. Eleanor Colville FRANKLAND Birth 16 Mar 1875 in Malta Death in England married Thomas Maberley COBBE Birth abt 1884 in England Death Jun 1914 in Balrothery, Dublin, Ireland. They had two children.

Charles Cobbe died in 1857 and was succeeded by his son, another Charles. He, in turn died in 1886 leaving no male issue – his estate passing to his wife for her lifetime. Prior to her death she had persuaded Thomas Maherby Cobbe, a grandnephew of her late husband, to return to Newbridge from America to take over the estate. He died young in 1914 leaving two infant children, Thomas and Francis, the latter dying in 1949. Thomas did not marry and on his death in 1985 the property was inherited by his brother Francis’ children, Hugh, Alec and Mary. (Obit)

        Seventh Generation. Children of Thomas Maberley COBBE and Eleanore Coville FRANKLAND

             1. Seventh Generation. Thomas Leuric Cobbe2 b. 18 Feb 1912. d 1984    Thomas Leuric Cobbe was born on 18 February 1912.1 He is the son of Thomas Maberley Cobbe and Eleanor Colville Frankland.2 He was educated at Wellington College, Wellington, Berkshire, England.1 He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.1 He lived at Newbridge House, County Dublin, Ireland.1 He had no children.

NEWBRIDGE HOUSE, near Donabate, County Dublin, was likely built ca 1737 by Richard Castle for Dr Charles Cobbe, later Lord Archbishop of Dublin. It consists of two stories over a high basement. The ashlar entrance front is of six bays, with a tripartite, pedimented door-case. There is a broad flight of steps up to the hall door; while the solid roof parapet has urns, with eagles at the corners (not swans!). Shortly after the Archbishop’s death in 1765 his son, Colonel Thomas Cobbe MP, whose wife was Lady Elizabeth Beresford, added an enormous drawing-room and a picture gallery to hold the extensive collection of Old Master paintings. This room, forty-five feet long, was given a Rococco ceiling. Here, they lavishly entertained and hung many of their superb pictures, purchased on their behalf by the incumbent of Donabate Church, the Rev Matthew Pilkington, who was well qualified to buy on their behalf, as it was he who composed the first major English Dictionary of Painters.

IN 1986, Newbridge, complete with many of the original contents on loan, passed from the Cobbe family to Dublin County Council. The Cobbe family continue to reside at Newbridge House from time to time, due to a unique arrangement which had been entered into between the family and the Council.

            2. Seventh Generation. Francis Charles Cobbe+2 b. 4 Mar 1913, d. 17 July 1949     Francis Charles Cobbe was born on 4 March 1913.1 He was the son of Thomas Maberley Cobbe and Eleanor Colville Frankland.2 He married Joan Mervyn Cobbe, daughter of Captain Mervyn Hugh Cobbe and Caroline Anne Maude Arbuthnot, on 22 March 1941.1 He died on 17 July 1949 at age 36. He fought in the Second World War.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.1 Joan Mervyn Cobbe was born on 7 July 1915.1 She is the daughter of Captain Mervyn Hugh Cobbe and Caroline Anne Maude Arbuthnot. She graduated from London University, London, England, in 1938 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).1 She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, with a Higher Diploma of Education.1 She lived in 1976 at Newbridge House, Donabate, County Dublin, Ireland.1 They had three children.(bio)

           Eighth Generation.  Children of Francis Charles Cobbe and Joan Mervyn Cobbe

                   1. Eighth Generation Hugh Michael Thomas Cobbe2 b. 20 Nov 1942  Hugh Michael Thomas Cobbe was born on 20 November 1942.1 He is the son of Francis Charles Cobbe and Joan Mervyn Cobbe.2 He was educated at St. Columba’s College, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.1 He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.1 He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).1 He was Assistant Keeper, Dept of Manuscripts, British Library between 1967 and 1969.1 He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, in 1968 with a Master of Arts (M.A.).1 He was invested as a Fellow, Royal Geographical Society (F.R.G.S.) in 1971.1 (bio)

                 2. Eighth Generation. Richard Alexander Charles Cobbe+3 b. 9 Jan 1945  Richard Alexander Charles Cobbe was born on 9 January 1945.2 He is the son of Francis Charles Cobbe and Joan Mervyn Cobbe.3,1 He married Hon. Isabel Anne Marie Henrietta Dillon, daughter of Lt.-Col. Michael Eric Dillon, 20th Viscount Dillon of Costello-Gallin and Irène Marie France Merandon du Plessis, on 25 July 1970.1 Richard Alexander Charles Cobbe usually went by his middle name of Alexander.2 He was educated at St. Columba’s College, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.2 He graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).2 He graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1974 with a Master of Arts (M.A.).2 He was Deputy Keeper of Conservation at Birmingham Municipal Art Gallery, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.2(bio)

      Ninth Generation Children of Richard Alexander Charles Cobbe and Hon. Isabel Anne Marie Henrietta Dillon

                    1.   Ninth Generation Frances Henrietta Cobbe3 b. 9 May 1971

                    2.    Ninth Generation Thomas Alexander Michael Cobbe3 b. 26 Mar 1973

                    3.    Ninth Generation Rose Eleanor Cobbe3 b. 26 Mar 1973

                    4.    Ninth Generation Henry Frederick Hugh Cobbe+4 b. 1975

              3. Eighth Generation. Mary Frances Cobbe2 b. 18 Nov 1949     Mary Frances Cobbe was born on 18 November 1949.1 She is the daughter of Francis Charles Cobbe and Joan Mervyn Cobbe.2 She was a journalist.1 She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

    4. Sixth Generation.  William Jay Frankland Birth 14 Apr 1876 in Ireland Death Nov 1896 in unmarried. 

    5. Sixth Generation: Robert Cecil Colville Frankland was born on 7 July 1877.1 He was the son of Colonel Colville Frankland and Mary Jay Dawson.1 He died on 7 August 1915 at age 38, killed in action.1 He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the 3rd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment.1 He also fought in the Boer War between 1899 and 1901.1 

    6. Sixth Generation. Thomas Hugh Colville Frankland was born on 17 October 1879.1 He was the son of Colonel Colville Frankland and Mary Jay Dawson.1 He died on 25 April 1915 at age 35, killed in action.1 He also fought in the Boer War between 1899 and 1902.1 He gained the rank of Captain and Brevet Major in the service of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.1 He gained the rank of Flying Officer in the service of the Royal Flying Corps.1

    7.  Sixth Generation, Beatrice Colville Frankland Birth 1 Jan 1881 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England,  Beatrice Colville Frankland was the daughter of Colonel Colville Frankland and Mary Jay Dawson.1 She married George Crosbie Dawson, son of G. J. Crosbie Dawson, on 14 January 1915.1 She died on 11 October 1959.1  

    8. Sixth Generation. Mary Olive Elsie Colville Frankland was the daughter of Colonel Colville Frankland and Mary Jay Dawson.1 She died on 26 March 1960, unmarried.1

FOURTH GENERATION:  CATHARINE HELENA JAY+ married HENRY AUGUSTUS DU BOIS  

  

 

   

 

4. CATHARINE HELENA JAY+* Birth 11 Jun 1815 in New York, New York Death Sep 1889 in New Haven, CT married HENRY AUGUSTUS DU BOIS+ MD Birth 9 Aug 1808 in New York, New York Death 13 Jan 1884 in New Haven, Connecticut,

Catharine Helena Jay was the third daughter of Peter Augustus Jay and Mary Rutherford Clarkson. She was the granddaughter of John Jay and Sarah Livingston. She was the fourth generation since the original settler, Auguste, came to Charleston, S.C. in 1690 escaping the Huguenot religious persecution in France. The couple had seven children, two of whom were active in the War between the States. She died at age 74 crippled with arthritis in New Haven, Ct.

 Henry Augustus was the fourth child of Cornelius and Sarah Ogden Du Bois. He was educated in Paris and then went to College of Physicians and Surgeons for his M.D. He returned to France to study medicine and then returned to New York in 1834, a year before he was married to Catharine Helena Jay, the grand daughter of John Jay. He practiced in New York until 1840, and because of poor health retired. His father inherited land between the banks of the Mahoning River in Ohio and they were involved with the settlement of a new community, Newton Falls. During this time he was president of the Virginia Channel Coal Co. They moved back to New Haven in 1854, where he lived until he died at age 76. They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Dr. Henry A. DuBois  “in 1817 entered French Mil. Academy of Louis Baucel, a royal refugee of the French Rev.; 1823 entered Columbia College; 1827 graduated; Oct. 23, 1830, grad. M.D. College of Physicians and Surgeons, N. Y. Sept. 1831, went to Europe to complete his studies, returning in 1834. While in Paris was made member of the Polish Committee, which met weekly at the home of Lafayette. Attended funeral of Lafayette, following with other Americans next to the body. Apr. 9, 1834, was elected in Paris member of Geological Society of France. In 1835 appointed first in list of Physicians to New York Dispensary. * * Jan., 1852, he became President of Va. Canal Co. at Kanawha; July 28, 1864, received from Yale College degree of LL.D. in which he is signalized as one ‘ qui de fide Christiana defendenda bene mentus sit ‘ for his reply to the English  Essayists and for his refutation of the scientific infidelity of Darwin and Huxley. In 1869 went to France, Italy, and Malta for recovery of his health, impaired by four years’ incessant labor and hardship at Kanawha; July 5. 1870, returned to his home in New Haven, where he d. 1884.” (obit)

In 1838 they accompanied her mother and father to the island of Maderia in the hopes of improving her mother’s health. Her mother died in Maderia just before Christmas and Catharine gave birth to her second child Peter AUGUSTUS Du Bois early in 1839. He too died after four months of life. It was on their return that they moved to Newton Falls, Ohio.

       DESCENDANTS of CATHARINE HELENA JAY+ HENRY AUGUSTUS DU BOIS

     1.  Fifth Generation. Cornelius Jay Du BOIS+ MD Birth 30 Aug 1836 in New York,  Death 11 Feb 1880 . Unmarried.  Buried in the Jay Cemetery.

735. Cornelius DuBois (C. L.), M.D. (Colonel); to distinguish himself from his uncle and cousin he took Jay as a middle name, b. at his father’s residence, 31 Clinton Place, N. Y. 1836; d. at his father’s residence, New Haven, Feb. 11, 1880; Col. Coll Law School, LL.B., 1861; Yale Medical Coll., 1866; had charge of a bonded warehouse. No. 9 Bridge st., 1858 ; admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the U. S. May 29, 1862 ; left New York in Co. K., 7th Reg. N. G., for the defense of Washington, April 19, 1861 ; went the 2d time with the 7th Reg., May 29, 1861, stationed at Fort Federal, Bait.; raised a Co. at New Haven, of which he was elected Capt., Sept. 11, 1862, Co. D. 27th Conn. Vol. ; went with his command to Washington, Oct. 23, 1862, and joined the 2d Army Corps, and was in the battles of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, Chancellorsville, May, 1863, and Gettysburg, July, 1863, where he was wounded in the right arm, July 2, while leading his men into action ; breveted Major by the President for his gal- lantry. When recovered he enlisted as Adjutant of the 20th Conn, and was with the Co. under Sherman in Ga. ; at the battle of Resaca, May 15, 1864, when the color-bearer was knocked down by a shell, he seized the colors, called on the men to rally, and led them up the hill past a battery (see Conn. Records) ; breveted Lt.-Col. for his gallantry by the President, and afterward Conn, gave him the brevet of Colonel. Practiced medicine in Minneapolis and in New Haven. . At his death The New Haven Medical Association adopted the following resolution : 

Resolved, That in this event we mourn the loss of one who was marked for his high intellectual abilities, his powers of memory and cultured mind, and whose genial social qualities gained him the continued warm regard of all his associates : and, though not of late engaged in the active duties of his profession, will be re- membered as one who had always been conspicuous for his zeal, his skillful and successful devotion to the pursuit of his calling — • always kind to the poor and needy, a devotion which tended in every way to elevate the standard of professional life.” (bio) 

   (Peter AUGUSTUS Du Bois born on Maderia Island in 1839 and died after four months of life.)

    2.  Fifth Generation. Henry A DU BOIS M D Birth 26 Jun 1840 in New York, New York Death 26 May 1897 in San Rafael, California married Emily Maria BLOIS Birth Mar 1851 in Whitwell, Norfolk, England Death 5 Mar 1910 in San Rafael, California. They had five children. 

  Henry Augustus DuBois, M.D., b. at the residence of his g. f. DuBois, n. w. cor. Broadway and 8th street, June 26, 1840 ; Yale B.P., 1859; April 25, 1861, he joined the 12th Regiment of N.Y.S.N.G. as Hospital Steward, in a few weeks was examined for Asst. Surgeon, U.S.A., and passed No. 3 out of 40 applicants; Aug. 28, 186 1, was under Dr. Abadie in the Columbian Hospital, Washington, but was soon put in full charge. He served in the 6th U. S. Cavalry as Inspector of Cavalry ; May, 1862, Asst, Med. Director of the Army of the Potomac, subsequently Medical In- spector of the Artillery Reserve under Gen. Hunt ; was at the battles of Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, etc., in all about 40 battles ; 1864, Inspector of Hospitals at headquarters of the Army of the Potomac ; in June, 1864, on Gen. Sheridan’s staff; Aug., 1864, appointed Asst. Med. Director of the Middle Military Division of Va., on Sheridan’s staff, and was with him in all his battles, and present at Lee’s surrender ; brevetted by the President Captain, and subsequently Brevet Major. In 1865, took charge of the U. S. Laboratory in Phil. ; May, 1866, sent to Fort Union, New Mexico ; resigned Feb. 21, 1868, and is now practicing medicine in San Rafael, Cal., where he has founded a cemetery (Temaulpas), of which he is Comptroller ; delivered in Yale Medical Coll., April, i860, a course of lectures on Toxicology.; m. in 5th Avenue Church, by Rev. John Hall, D.D., Dec. i, 1880, Emily MARIA Blois, dau. of Hannah Maria Ferris (dau. of Miss Schieffelin, who was dau. of Hannah Lawrenceand Schieffelin), and Samuel Blois, M.D. (Bio)

In 1880  Henry  at age 40, married Emily Blois and they continued to live in San Rafael. During the next ten years they would have five children, who became the base of our California family that continued to live in the West. It is here that much of my history ends. Thanks to an excellent review of his life by Marilyn L Geary and published in the San Rafael Patch much more is known about Henry.

This article fills in his life after the Civil War when he lived and raised children in San Rafael. 

From San Rafael Patch:  An early San Rafael village resident, Dr. Henry Augustus DuBois, Jr. settled in San Rafael in 1869 after serving as a surgeon in the Civil War and in the Indian Wars of New Mexico. Born to a wealthy East Coast family, Yale-educated Dr. DuBois was a great-grandson of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and a president of the Continental Congress. In his memoirs, William Kent described DuBois as “a New Englander and a straight-laced and tproper citizen. He was educated, skillful and much esteemed.” Chickahominy Fever Dr. DuBois may have been lured to San Rafael by its healthy climate. In the California Medical Society’s journal, Dr. DuBois recommended San Rafael as ideal for a “sanitarium for chronic diseases.” During the Civil War, DuBois had contracted Chickahominy fever, a camp fever with symptoms of typhoid and malaria named for the mosquito-ridden swamps of the Chickahominy River in Virginia. The 1870 Census shows Dr. DuBois residing with 40-year-old Dr. Alfred Taliaferro, the first physician to practice in Marin. They lived in San Rafael Village with a 23-year old Chinese servant named Ah Poy. Dr. DuBois subsequently purchased land west of San Rafael at the end of today’s Fifth Street in what was called Forbes Valley. His land was far removed from town and included a section of Red Hill. Burials Prohibited When Dr. DuBois arrived in San Rafael, the town was growing fast, and the cemetery at St. Paul’s Episcopal Churchyard, Fourth and E Streets, could not keep up. In 1876, two years after San Rafael incorporated, town trustee Dr. Taliaferro proposed and got passed an ordinance prohibiting burials within San Rafael’s town limits. On Sept. 14, 1876, the Marin County Journal reported on a town meeting held to determine where to locate a new cemetery: “Nearly all the money and land kings were present.” Among several bids, Dr. DuBois offered a portion of his ranch for $13,000. The town trustees took no action, and the law to prohibit burials in town limits was rescinded. It was deemed “better to double up in the old yard than keep the dead above ground.” A Committee of One Not one to dawdle, by June 1878 Dr. DuBois had 40 men working on 113 acres of his land to build the new cemetery. He later stated, “I organized myself a committee of one.” He put enormous funds and energies into the venture, planting myrtle and ivy by the wagonload, laying out miles of roadways, setting out 2,000 trees and thousands of flowers. In September the Marin Journal reported that Dr. DuBois was doing a great amount of work. Schooners came up San Rafael Creek to First and C streets with loads of urns, fountains, sample monuments, granite walls and fences. DuBois had drawn up plans for a bell tower and an artesian well 2,000 feet deep. In December 1879 the Marin Journal reported that Dr. DuBois had toured 42 cemeteries in the East to collect drawings, photos, maps, statistics on water supply and other cemetery best practices. DuBois’ Folly In the late 1800s cemeteries were designed as parks for picnics and Sunday outings. DuBois expected that the cemetery would be a favorite destination and built miles of access roads. As he owned a portion of Red Hill, he hired Chinese laborers to build a zig-zag road up its heights to provide access from San Anselmo. Too steep for horse and buggy, the project gained the label “.” The Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery was dedicated in August 1879. It eventually served some of San Rafael’s most prominent families, including the Dollars and the Boyds. DuBois’ horizons, however, stretched beyond Marin. In January 1880 Dr. DuBois wrote in the Marin County Journal: “It is believed that, with the example of New York City, many burials from San Francisco will take place here…Objections [are] that San Francisco funerals must come on the boat and pass through town, but the midday, little-used boat will be used and funerals can pass on streets with few houses. Friends prophesy I will be ruined…I have been ruined so frequently – at least my friends have so prophesied – that I don’t mind it a bit.” Dr. DuBois built a number of artificial lakes at the cemetery. In 1881, reporting that the carp had multiplied from 11 to over 750, he suggested, “Carp raising would be a good industry here.” San Rafael in Denver? In 1874 Dr. DuBois platted a development in Denver, Colorado, which he named San Rafael for his California home. He expanded this subdivision in 1882 and 1886 as demand increased for more lots. The area, located 8 blocks northeast of downtown Denver, is now a heritage district on the National Register of Historic Places. An early advertisement described it as “beautifully located overlooking the city with a glorious view of the mountains.” Why Denver? The answer is unknown. Coincidentally, Lindsey Wiseman, great-great granddaughter of industrial magnate Captain Robert Dollar, former owner of San Rafael’s Falkirk mansion, is currently renovating homes in Denver’s San Rafael district. Dr. DuBois and Captain Dollar were great friends. Despite his activities in Denver, DuBois remained in San Rafael, Calif., where two of his siblings joined him. In 1880 he lived with his brother Alfred W. DuBois, a 28-year old Chinese servant Ah Jim and a 44-year-old servant Amelia Schuthris. Later that year, Dr. DuBois married Emily M. Blois, and they subsequently had four children. The Vaccine Farm Building a cemetery, a residential neighborhood in a distant city, and a new family is more than enough to manage, but Dr. DuBois saw problems as opportunities. In the 1880s, vaccine panics often accompanied smallpox epidemics. Summer heat precluded transporting fresh vaccine from the East, and vaccine became scarce. To provide a local source, in 1887 Dr. DuBois started the Pacific Coast Vaccine Farm in San Rafael, presumably at his ranch in Forbes Valley. At the time there were only nine other vaccine farms in the United States, none on the West Coast. At the farm, DuBois injected heifers from ten to twenty times with cowpox vaccine. These injections created vesicles from which the vaccine was later collected, packaged and shipped. Shortly after DuBois started producing vaccine, San Francisco was overcome by an epidemic of smallpox. On short notice, Dr. DuBois provided a supply that the San Francisco Public Health Board declared useless. In DuBois’ defense, Dr. William S. Whitwell inspected the farm and wrote in the medical journal Lancet, “Marin is a dairy county, and calves of the proper age are easily obtainable. They are kept in clean stalls and well fed for a day or two before being operated upon…the success of such a farm would, more than any other one measure, aid in banishing the periodic epidemics of smallpox with which the State, or more especially, San Francisco, is afflicted.” He went on to discuss financial losses when “tourists and others in pursuit of pleasure avoid the city.” The Pacific Coast Vaccine Farm didn’t last. Dr. DuBois died May 27, 1897 at age 55 of the typhoid fever he contracted in the Virginia swamps. Du Bois Street in San Rafael is named for another DuBois, but Dr. Henry A. DuBois Jr.’s legacy lives on in Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery and in Denver’s historic San Rafael district

Sixth Generation. Children of Henry A DU BOIS M D and Emily Maria BLOIS

         1. Sixth Generation. Helen Jay Du Bois Birth Sep 1881 in California Death 1911 Unmarried.

         2. Sixth Generation. Henry A Du BOIS (III)Birth 22 Dec 1882 in San Rafael, California Death 10 Mar 1982 in Hollister, San Benito, California, married Beatrice Evelyn VAN FLEET Birth 31 Oct 1890 in Riverside, California Death 4 Mar 1981 in Hollister, San Benito, California,  He lived to age 99. They had seven children. 

               Seventh Generation. Children of Henry A Du BOIS and Beatrice Evelyn Van FLEET

              1.  Seventh Generation. Thelma V Du BOIS Birth 23 Oct 1910 in Lake, California Death 7 Mar 1991 in Sonoma, California. Married Rene V Border Birth abt 1910 in California. 

              2. Seventh Generation. Alan Van Fleet Du BOIS Birth 14 Jul 1913 in Hilmar, Merced, California Death 20 Dec 1995 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona,  Unmarried.

              3. Seventh Generation. Jack Van Fleet Du BOIS Birth abt 1915 in California. Unmarried.

              4. Seventh  Generation. Philip Van Fleet Du BOIS Birth 23 Nov 1918 in Stanislaus, California Death 5 Jul 1983 in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California,  Unmarried.

               5. Seventh  Generation. David Van Fleet Du BOIS Birth 15 Aug 1921 in Stanislaus, California married Patricia C. MAHOY Birth 21 May 1927 in California, USA Death 20 Jun 2011 in Coarsegold, Madera, California, 

               6. Seventh  Generation. Janne Van Fleet Du Bois Birth 22 Apr 1925 in Stanislaus, California.

               7. Seventh Generation. Romie J Du Bois Birth abt 1926 in California

        3. Sixth Generation. Ernest Blois Du Bois Birth 29 Apr 1884 in San Rafael, Marin, California. Death   Married Helen H KRESS Birth Apr 1887 in Pennsylvania, Death 1 Oct 1968 in Long-Term Care Facilities. 

        4. Sixth Generation. Hannah L Dubois Birth Nov 1886 in California Death  Unmarried.

       5. Sixth generation. Emily Blois Du Bois Birth 20 Aug 1889 in California Death 26 Aug 1987 in San Diego, California married Clyde Leon REED Birth Dec 1883 in Illinois, Death , They had two children.

         Seventh Generation. Children of Emily Blois Du Bois and Clyde Leon REED

         1. Seventh Generation. Elizabeth J REED.  Birth abt 1921 in California

         2.  Seventh Generation.  Alan C REED Birth abt 1923

 3. Fifth Generation. John Jay Du BOIS+ Birth 6 Jun 1846 in Newton Falls, Ohio Death 11 Nov 1898  Unmarried.   Lawyer. Buried in the Jay Cemetery. In Record of Merit, 1862-3, of Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, in Declamation, J. J. DuBois ranks first; appointments of the first class for Graduation Day, July 24, 1863, 4th oration, J. J. DuBois: subject. Universal Suffrage. Yale, 1867, A.M., 1872; Col. Coll., LL.13., 1869. 

4. Fifth Generation. Prof. Augustus Jay Du BOIS+ Birth 22 Apr 1849 in Newton Falls, Ohio Death 19 Oct 1915  married Adeline C BLAKESLEE Birth Feb 1860 in Connecticut Death 1916 . Sheffield Scientific School, Yale Univ Professor of Civil Engineering. They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. They did not have children.

Augustus Jay DuBois, the son of Henry Augustus DuBois and Catherine Helena (Jay) DuBois, who had six other children, was born at Newton Palls, Ohio, on April 25th, 1849. His father, who was of French Huguenot descent, received the degree of M.D. from Columbia College in 1830 and spent most of his life in the practice of medicine. His mother was a granddaughter of Chief Justice John Jay, who was also of French Huguenot descent. Mr. DuBois prepared for college at the Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven, Conn., and then took the course in Civil Engineering at the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University, from which lie was graduated in 1869. Continuing there in advanced studies, he secured the degree of C. E. in 1870 and that of Ph.D. in 1873. He then spent 18 months at the Royal Mining Academy in Freiberg, Saxony, followed by a few months of surveying work in California and Connecticut. During 1871-75 he made a special study of the then new science of Graphic Statics, the results of which were published in 1875, in two volumes, under the title ”Elements of Graphical Statics and Their Application to Framed Structures.” This was the first comprehensive work on the subject which appeared in the United States, and it was re-issued in revised editions in 1877, 1879, and 1883. In 1875, Mr. DuBois was appointed Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering in Lehigh University, from which he was called, in 1877, to the chair of Mechanical Engineering at the Sheffield Scientific School, and, in 1884, he was appointed Professor of Civil Engineering there, a position which he filled until his death. During his forty years of service as a teacher of Engineering, Professor DuBois was active in enriching the theory of the subject.  During 1889-94 he prepared and delivered six lectures entitled “Science and Faith”, “Science and Immortality”, “Science and Miracle”, etc., which were published in the Century Magazine and other periodicals. These lectures were marked by originality of thought and beauty of style, and by the purpose to establish moral truths on the fundamental principles of mechanics: one of the last products of his pen was to summarize the conclusions of these lectures in an article in the Yale Review for July, 1913.

Professor DuBois was a hard worker, a clear and logical writer, and his books greatly advanced the interests of sound education in theoretical and applied mechanics. As a teacher, he was most successful, and especially was he insistent that students should acquire a thorough knowledge of fundamental principles. His successor, Professor John C. Tracy, in an obituary notice in the Yale Alumni Weekly, wrote as follows: “A sympathetic interest, a ready wit, and a friendly unconventional manner won his students from the start. He was a clear and original thinker, and a keen but sympathetic critic. Breadth of culture and an unusual power of expression made him a brilliant and inspiring conversationalist. Underneath a quiet and undemonstrative exterior, there was a man chivalrous, sympathetic, always thoughtful of others, loyal,and wholly lovable. Only a few of his closest friends knew how, in his own quiet unostentatious way, he went about doing good, and to them he seemed an almost perfect type of Christian gentleman.” Professor DuBois rarely attended engineering meetings, seeming to feel somewhat awkward outside of the circle of his friends and students. In his college days he was a good chess player and a member of the Book and Snake Fraternity, but he took little interest in other social activities. He made six trips to Europe, for rest and relaxation during summer vacations, but he never had a Sabbatical year in whole or in part during his forty years of service as a teacher. He was married, on June 23d, 18.83, to Miss Adeline Blakesley, daughter of Arthur Blakesley, of New Haven, Conn. They had no children, and she survived him only seven months.(obit)

5. Fifth Generation Alfred Wagstaff Du BOIS+ Birth 30 Dec 1852 in Newton Falls, Ohio Death 17 May 1900 . He married .Anna LICHTENBERG Birth 1870 in Germany Death      He was buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had no children. He was a Graduate of Yale. He and his wife lived in Marin County, California. 

The other Family member to move to California was ALFRED WAGSTAFF Du BOIS. About 1880 he moved to San Rafael to live with his brother. In 1897 he married ANNA LICHTENBERG, whose family were socially prominent in San Rafael. He died suddenly in Paris, two years after they were married and his widow continued to live in San Rafael. My sister and brother in law visited her while they were in San Francisco in the 1950’s. She, has in our family, been known as Aunt Anna! Her family were buried in the Mt Tamalpais cemetery that Henry had developed!

6. Fifth Generation. Mary RUTHERFURD Du BOIS+ Birth 22 May 1854 in New York

Death 6 Nov 1919 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut,  Unmarried. Buried in the Jay Cemetery. 

7.  Fifth Generation. ROBERT OGDEN DU BOIS+ MD Birth 19 Jan 1860 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut,  Death 9 Mar 1896 in New York, Married ALICE MASON+ Birth 15 Apr 1865 in North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut,  Death 1906 in New York. They had three children. Both are buried in the Jay Cemetery. 

Robert Ogden Du Bois was the eighth and youngest child of Henry Augustus and Catharine Jay. He was born in New Haven, and went to Yale and then Yale Medical School. He moved to New York City and practiced general medicine and surgery and had an interest in ENT problems. He married Alice Mason. They had three children, Arthur, Helen and Robert. Robert had rheumatic fever as a child and died at age 36 from heart failure, a complication of his rheumatic heart disease.. Alice Mason married Robert Ogden Du Bois in 1889. She was the daughter of Arthur Mason, a well respected minister of the Episcopal Church. Her Mason ancestry goes back seven generations. The original settler Ralph Mason came to Boston in 1685. Her great grandfather, Jonathen Mason was a Senator from Mass in 1803. She died of pneumonia at age 41, and the three children were then brought up by her family. She had three sisters and one brother. Sister Isabella married Mansell Van Rensselaer. The other two sisters, (Maud and Teddy ) never married. Teddy helped raise John after his mother died and his father reactivated his tbc. (See Mason Descendants )

     Sixth Generation Children of  ROBERT OGDEN DU BOIS+ MD and ALICE  MASON+

Alice Mason married Robert Ogden Du Bois They had three children Arthur, Helen and Robert. Arthur married M. Louise Dixon, who developed a family  genealogy. They had two children, Louise (Petey) and John. Petey married Edward C Perkins (Ned) and had five children, all of whom have married. Louie, Edward (Neddy), James, David and Kate. John married Adrienne Allen of Toronto and had three children, Anne, Catharine and Peter. This marriage ended in divorce and John married Sharon Menzie. They have one adopted child, Christopher. Helen married Frederick Kobbe and had two children, Alice and Helen. Alice married Franham Gilbert and Helen married Waldron Proctor and have two children. Robert married Elizabeth (Betty) Chisholm. He practiced as a pediatrician in New York City. They had two children. Robert (Bobby) and Philip who both married and had children.

       1. Sixth Generation. ARTHUR MASON DU BOIS+ Birth Nov 4, 1890 in New York Death Dec 1979 in New York married MARIE LOUISE DIXON+*Birth 15 Dec 1895 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Death 03 JUL 1943 in Hewlett, Nassau, New York, They had two children. Both are buried in the Jay Cemetery. Married Cornelia Prime COSTER Birth 6 Feb 1901 in New York, New York,  Death 11 Dec 1956 in New York, 

              Seventh Generation. Children of ARTHUR MASON DU BOIS+ and  MARIE LOUISE DIXON+

              1. Seventh Generation. Louise (Petey) Dixon DuBOIS Birth Sept 22, 1928 in New York City Living married Edward Clifford PERKINS Birth 31 Jul 1919 in New York Death 12 Aug 2002 in Tyringham, Massachusetts.  They have five children.

Edward (Ned) Perkins Birth 1919 31 Jul New York Military 1942 -45 — Age: 23 Pacific in command Antiaircraft Battery Capt US Army, WW II Graduation 1949 — Age: 30 Columbia Law School, NYC Marriage to Louise Dixon DuBois 1950 Aug — Age: 31 Lenox, Massachusetts, Trinity Chirch Residence 1954 — Age: 35 Bethlehem, PA Legal Dept of Bethleham Steel Death 2002 12 Aug — Age: 83 Tyringham, Massachusetts Edward C Perkins was the great grandson of U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Attorney General, and U.S. Senator William M. Evarts, the great great grandson of Declaration of Independence signer Roger Sherman, and the great uncle of Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox. (Obit)

                   Eighth Generation. Children of  Louise Dixon DU BOIS and Edward Clifford PERKINS

                  1. Eighth Generation.  M. Louise PERKINS Birth Aug 26, 1949 Living married Nathaniel Prentice ended with divorce. Married Alan P Hoblitzel Jr Birth 1931 Living.  They have two children,  Maxwell and Kate. Alan P. Hoblitzell, Jr., was the chief executive officer of Maryland National Bank. 

                2. Eighth Generation. Edward Newton PERKINS Birth Apr 6, 1951 Living married Katherine Clarke. They have two children. (Adop) Emily and Matthew

                3. Eighth Generation. James Handasyd PERKINS Birth Jul 19, 1954 Living married to Elizabeth Robinson. Marriage ended in divorce. They have two children Ben and Luke.

               4. Eighth Generation. David Clarkson PERKINS Birth Dec 15, 1956 Living married Eve LEHMAN. She died in 2010. They have two children Sarah and Liza.

              5. Eighth Generation. Kate Riggs PERKINS Birth Oct 21, 1963 Living. Married David Clewell. Marriage ended in divorce. They have two children. Madeline and Sam.

              2. Seventh Generation. JOHN JAY DUBOIS, MD Birth Nov 18,  1933 in New York City  Living married Adrienne Ackerman ALLEN Birth Feb 6, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada . Living. They have three children. Married SHARON ELIZABETH MENZIE Birth Dec 24, 1944 in San Francisco, Calif. Living. They have one child (adopted) Chris.

John Jay Du BOIS graduated from Williams college in 1955 and Cornell Univ Medical College in  1959. He did his residency at St Luke’s Hopital in NYC. He practiced Internal Medicine in Rye N.Y. until 1990 and then he was with the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston SC. He served as Medical Missionary to Panama from 2001 until 2010. He was president and Trustee of the Jay Cemetery from 1960 until 2000.  He and his second wife, Sharon were involved with the resolution of saving the Peter Augustus Jay home and property. They continue on the Advisory Board of the Jay Heritage Center.  He has been interested in family genealogy.

                   Eighth Generation. Children of JOHN JAY Du BOIS and  Adrienne Ackerman ALLEN

                 1. Eighth Generation. Anne Ackerman DUBOIS Birth Sept 21, 1961 in New York City  Living

                2. Eighth Generation. Catharine Jay DUBOIS Birth May 1, 1963 in New York City  Living married Harold Augustus O’Callaghan Birth Oct 23, 1962 in New York City  Living. They have four daughters. Kate, Charlotte, Ally, and Sarah.

                3. Eighth Generation. Peter Jay DUBOIS Birth May 26, 1966 in Rye, New York Living married Ingrid Dankmeyer Birth  1966 Living. Marriage ended in divorce in 2012. They have three children. Astrid,  Greta, and Johan.

      2. Sixth Generation. Helen Jay Du BOIS Birth 1892 in New York Death  married Frederick W KOBBE Birth 29 Apr 1887 in New York Death 1946 in Ridgefield, Conn. They had two children. 

                 Seventh Generation. Children of Helen Jay Du BOIS  and Frederick W KOBBE 

                 1. Seventh Generation.  Alice M KOBBE Birth abt 1927 in New York  Living married Farnam GILBERT Birth 10 Jan 1925 in Stamford, Fairfield, CT Death 10 Jan 1994 in Norwalk, Fairfield, CT. They did not have children.

                 2. Seventh Generation. Helen Jay KOBBE Birth abt 1930 in New York  Living Married Waldron W.  PROCTER Birth 1928 Death  They have two children. 

    3. Sixth Generation. Robert Ogden Du BOIS+* MD Birth 3 Aug 1894 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, Death Sep 11, 1979 in Redding Center, Fairfield, Connecticut, married Elizabeth Harson CHISOLM+ Birth 17 Nov 1900 in Montclair, Essex, New Jersey,  Death January 23, 1978 in Redding Center, Fairfield, Connecticut, They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. He was President of The Jay Cemetery Corporation in the 1950’s. He practiced Pediatrics in New York City. They had two children.

                Seventh Generation. Children of Robert Ogden Du BOIS+* MD and  Elizabeth Harson CHISOLM+

               1. Seventh Generation. Robert Ogden  Du BOIS, Jr. Birth Oct 30, 1926 in New York,  Death January 13, 1999 in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada. Married Charlotte Erika Felicitas Stupp von STULPNAGEL. Birth February 25, 1933 in Bronxville, Westchester, New York,  Death March 29, 2011 in Mabou, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada. They had five children. They lived in Nova Scotia.

             2. Seventh Generation. Philip Mason Du BOIS Birth 1930 in New York City Living. Married Jennifer LAND Birth 1935 Living. They have one child. 

**PHILIP M. DUBOIS Ph.D., Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Rowland Institute for Science, Cambridge, MA; Harvard College, B.A., Physics; Cambridge University (Trinity College), Ph.D., Geophysics; Retired President, Rowland Foundation; Board of Overseers, Tufts Veterinary College; former President and Director, American Morgan Horse Association; trustee, American Morgan Horse Institute; trustee, Trust for New Hampshire Lands; former chair, Peterborough Conservation Commission; former chair, Monadnock Group of the Sierra Club; trustee, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; CMF Board of Trustees 1970, Emeritus 2001.(bio)

Jenifer Land Du Bois was the daughter of Scientist and inventor Edwin Land. He was born on May 7, 1909, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Land attended Harvard University briefly before establishing his own laboratory to study light polarization. The lab became the Polaroid Corporation in 1937, and introduced its groundbreaking instant camera and self-developing film in 1947.

FOURTH GENERATION

5. Fourth Generation ANNA MARIA JAY and HENRY EVELYN PIERPONT

  

 

5. ANNA MARIA JAY** Birth 12 Sep 1819 in New York City, New York,  Death 2 Jan 1902 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, married HENRY EVELYN PIERPONT Birth 8 Aug 1808 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Death 28 Mar 1888 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, They had six children.

Henry Evelyn Pierrepont:The second son of Hezekiah Beers and Anna Maria Constable Pierrepont, Henry Evelyn was born in Brooklyn on August 8, 1808. Henry Evelyn was educated in New York City and quickly acquired his father’s prominence among Brooklyn’s elite. Upon the death of H.B. Pierpont, William Constable, the eldest Pierrepont son, took over the family’s upstate properties while Henry Evelyn remained in Brooklyn, maintaining the family’s influence on, and commitment to, the city’s development. On December 1, 1841, Henry Evelyn married Anna Maria Jay, daughter of Peter Augustus Jay and Mary Rutherford Clarkson, and granddaughter of John Jay, governor of New York (1795-1801) and the first Chief Justice of the United States. Together the couple had six children, including Henry Evelyn Pierrepont II and John Jay Pierrepont.

Henry Evelyn Pierrepont spent much of his life working to establish Brooklyn as a flourishing metropolis. In 1844 a Brooklyn ferry lease was granted to Henry Evelyn Pierrepont and Jacob R. Leroy, who combined the five existing Brooklyn ferries into the Brooklyn Union Ferry Company. The venture created a more frequent and regular service between Brooklyn and New York City, and effectively monopolized transportation across the East River prior to the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883.

By 1857 Henry Evelyn and William Pierrepont had established a joint venture, the Pierrepont Stores, “a United States bonded warehouse where ships’ freight was received and stored for the owners, insured by the government, until duties were paid.” The Stores was a major port of entry for a number of different cargoes (primarily sugar and molasses) from locales ranging from the Caribbean to Manila. Upon Henry Evelyn’s retirement from business, his two sons took over the Pierrepont Stores, which they operated until leased to the Empire Warehouse Company in 1888, shortly after the death of their father on March 28, 1888.

Henry Evelyn Pierrepont dedicated much of his time to the cultural development of the city, as well as its commercial expansion. He held a number of prominent positions, such as Trustee of Brooklyn Hospital, Trustee and President of Green-Wood Cemetery, Director of the Academy of Music, Director and President of the Brooklyn Club, and Director of The Long Island Historical Society.(bio)

DESCENDANTS of ANNA MARIA JAY and HENRY EVELYN PIERPONT

   1. Fifth Generation. Mary Rutherford PIERREPONT Birth 25 Aug 1842 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Death 31 Dec 1879 in 242 E 15th St., New York City married  Rutherford STUYVESANT Birth 2 Sep 1842 in New York, NY Death 4 Jul 1909 in Paris,France. They had one child who died at birth. 

RUTHERFURD  STUYVESANT, died in Paris on July 4, 1909. His real name was Stuyvesant RUTHERFURD and among his ancestors were Governor Peter Stuyvesant; Governor John Winthrop, of Massachusetts; Governor Dudley, of Connecticut; Lewis Morris, Chief Justice of New York, and first Governor of New Jersey. His father was Lewis Morris Rutherford and his mother was Margaret Stuyvesant Chanler. By the will of his mother’s great-uncle, Peter Gerard Stuyvesant’s property was left to him upon the condition of his changing his family name to Stuyvesant, which was done by an act of the Legislature. In 1863 he graduated from Columbia College and in the same year he married Mary Rutherfurd Pierrepont, daughter of Henry Evelyn Pierrepont and Anna Maria Jay. Mrs. Stuyvesant died in 1879. On June 16, 1902, he married in London the Countess Mathilde E. de Wassanaer, the widow of a Dutch nobelman. A son was born of this marriage. Mr. Stuyvesant, who was sixty-nine years of age at the time of his death, was a brother of Winthrop RUTHERFURD, who married Alice Morton, and of Mrs. Henry White, at that time American Ambassador in France. He was a cousin on his mother’s side of William Astor Chanler and Mrs. Richard Aldrich. He was the owner of Tranquility Farms, near Tranquility, N. J., famous for its elk and deer park and extensive English pheasant preserves. He left a considerable estate which was divided among his family and his charitable interests.

“In the meantime, RUTHERFURD Stuyvesant married Mary RUTHERFURD Pierrepont on October 13, 1863. She was the daughter of the prestigious and wealthy Henry Evelyn and Anna Jay Pierrepont of Brooklyn. Their lives together were happy and loving; but then on New Year’s Eve 1879, the expectant Mary went into labor.  Neither Mary nor the infant survived. In deep grief, Stuyvesant planned a monument to his wife. He arranged to build a memorial chapel connected with St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, the Episcopal church built by Peter Stuyvesant in 1795 on his farm land. Stuyvesant chose a large plot of land at the corner of East 10th Street and Avenue A where a small St. Mark’s mission structure already stood. He hired the eminent architect James Renwick, Jr. who was already responsible for the magnificent Grace Episcopal Church and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  Renwick worked with W. H. Russell in creating an edifice far removed from those lacy Gothic churches”. (Bio Obit)

2. Fifth Generation. HENRY EVELYN PIERREPONT Birth December 9, 1845 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Death 4 Nov 1911 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  married Ellen Almira LOW Birth 30 JUN 1846 in Brooklyn, NY Death 30 DEC 1884 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. They had Six children.

Henry Evelyn Pierrepont II: The eldest son of Henry Evelyn and Anna Maria Pierrepont, Henry Evelyn II was born in Brooklyn on December 9, 1845. Henry Evelyn, Jr. studied at Columbia College, receiving his B.A. in 1867. In 1869 he married Ellen A. Low, daughter of Ellen Almira Dow and Abiel Abbot Low, with whom he had six children. He and his brother, John Jay, soon took charge of the Pierrepont Stores, joining forces with Ferdinand N. Massa in the firm of Pierrepont Brothers. The brothers sold the Stores in 1888 and Henry Evelyn, Jr. retired from active business ventures, devoting his time to the further development of his real estate holdings. He continued his commitment to work within the community, most notably at Grace Church, of which his father had been a founding member and senior warden, a position which Henry Evelyn, Jr. also came to hold. Henry Evelyn Pierrepont II died in Brooklyn on November 4, 1911.

         Sixth Generation. Children of HENRY EVELYN PIERREPONT and Ellen Almira  LOW                                                                                                                                           

        1. Sixth Generation. Anne Low PIERREPONT Birth 23 SEP 1870 in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England Death 8 Jun 1948 married Lea McIlvaine LUQUER Birth 4 Sep 1864 in Brooklyn, New York Death 30 Jan 1930 in New York, New York. They had  four children.  Lea Mellivaine Luquer, Phd was professor of mineralogy at Columbia University and author of several text books on this subject.

                 Children of Anne Low PIERREPONT and Lea McIlvaine LUQUE

                1. Seventh Generation. Lea Shippen LUQUER Birth 21 Sep 1897 in Brooklyn, New York Death 1970 married  Grace Hamilton PARKER. Birth abt 1900 in Massachusetts

 Lea Shippen Luquer died on July 4, 1981 in Falmouth, Massachusetts after a long illness at the age of eighty-three years. Bom in Brooklyn, New York, on September 21, 1897, the elder son of Lea Mcllvaine Luquer and Anne Lowe Pierrepont Luquer, he spent his childhood years in Mt. Kisco. Entering St. Paul’s in 1912, he was a member of the Delphian athletic club, the Shattuck Boat Club and the Scientific Association. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Columbia University. After teaching for a time at Yale, and in China at Chang Sha, Hunan, he took a master’s of divinity degree from the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. He taught at the Asheville School in North Carolina for seven years, and then at the Dexter School in Boston for a year. During World War 11, he worked with the U. S. Army Ordinance, before becoming a curator with Boston’s Harrison Gray Otis House of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, a position he held until several years ago when he retired. A member of the board of the Early American Glass Club and secretary of the Brookline Thursday Club for twenty-five years, he also served as a vestryman at the Church of Our Saviour in Brookline and actively assisted as a volunteer and board member of the Cotuit, Massachusetts Library. One of his great loves was mountain climbing; an enthusiastic member of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Forty-Sixers, he topped the forty-eight tallest mountains in the Range. He is survived by his wife, Grace Parker Luquer; two sons, Lea Shippen Luquer, Jr. and Peter C. Luquer; a daughter, Mrs. Edward W. Madeira, Jr.; a sister, Mrs. Thomas L. Purdy, Jr.; a brother, Evelyn P. Luquer *20; and eight grandchildren. (Obit)

                   Children of Lea Shippen LUQUER and  Grace Hamilton PARKER

                 1. Eighth Generation. Grace T LUQUER  abt 1930 in Massachusetts  Living married  Edward W. MADIERA,  Jr Birth 1930 in Pennsylvania.

                2. Eighth Generation. Lea Shippen LUQUER,  Jr. Birth abt 1932 in Massachusetts. Lea Shippen Luquer jr (son of Lea Shippen Luquer and Grace Hamilton Parker). He married Giovannella Chirochetti.

               Children of Lea Shippen Luquer jr and Giovannella Chirochetti are:

                         1.       Ninth Generation  Monica LUQUER

                         2.       Ninth Generation Dominica LUQUER

                3. Eighth Generation. Peter C LUQUER Birth abt 1935 in MassachusettsLiving in Po Box 172, Hartland Four Corners, Windsor County, VT-5049 married to Heidi LUQUER. One son Peter C LUQUER, Jr. Married and lives in Hartland Vt.

       2. Seventh Generation. Evelyn Pierrepont LUQUER Birth October 20, 1900 in New York City, New York,  Death 27 SEP 1983 in New Jersey married Frances Meldrim JONES Birth 15 JUL 1905 in Savannah, Chatham County, GA Death 6 SEP 1996 .

1920 — Evelyn Pierrepont Luquer died in Princeton, New Jersey, on September 27, 1983. The son of Anne Pierrepont Luquer and Lea Mcllvaine Luquer, he was bom in New York City on October 20,1900, and entered School in the I Form from Mount Kisco, New York. He graduated from Princeton University in 1923 and Columbia University Law School in 1926. He was a partner in the New York firm of Satterlee and Canfield until 1950 and was thereafter engaged in the private practice of law, retiring in 1969 to Princeton. He was for many years a trustee of the New York Marble Cemetery, treasurer of the Navy Branch of the YMCA at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and a governor of the Princeton Charter Club. Surviving are his wife, Frances Jones Luquer, of Princeton; a daughter, Mrs. John I. Boswell of Hanover, New Hampshire; and a sister, Mrs. Thomas L. Purdy, Jr., of Purdys, New York. (Obit)

               1. Eighth generation. Anne Pierpont LUQUER Birth abt 1939 Living married  John Iverson BOSWELL Birth 25 Oct 1936 Death 27 Feb 2009 in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire. They had one child. 

       3. Seventh Generation. Thatcher Paine LUQUER Birth July 20, 1905 in Bar Harbor, Hancock, Maine, USA Death  Aug 1970, Cambridge, MA. Unmarried

       4. Seventh Generation. Ellen Pierrepont LUQUER Birth July 28, 1909 in Bar Harbor, Hancock, Maine,  Death Feb 1984 in Purdys, Westchester, New York married  Thomas  Lyon PURDY,Jr Birth 26 Oct 1909 in New York Death 22 Dec 2003 in Purdys, Westchester, New York. They had two children.

Thomas Lyon (9) Purdy says that DeLancy married a Van Cortlandt daughter;her dowry was large tracts of land in Cortlandt Manor. Near or duringthe Revolution, DeLancy (active Loyalist leader) decided to sell off alot of his land in case he lost it. Two Purdys who wanted to be millers,of Rye, bought it (Daniel 3 and Hachaliah his brother). Daniel gave hispart to his grandsons because his sons were Tory. Joseph L. picked aspot where he could build a small dam and a mill. This family haspictures of the dam and mill, before the building of the NYC water supplyTiticus Reservoir and Muscoot (Croton) Reservoir dams c1893. The housesin the valley that were going to be flooded were moved to the presentsite of the hamlet of Purdys. The Joseph L. Purdy house was not moved.Daniel 3 of course lived and gave the land prior to the Revolution.Joseph L. Purdy erected the frame of his house the day of the battle ofBunker Hill. There were strong feelings about Tory vs. Whig so some ofthese stories have been given a bit of a slant over the years.

               Eighth Generation Children of Ellen Pierrepont LUQUER and Thomas Lyon  Purdy, Jr.                                                                

             1. Ellen L PURDY Birth abt 1939 in New York  Living married John C. B. WEBSTER. Birth 1935. Alive. They were married in 1959 and then divorced in 1987

            2. Thomas L PURDY. Birth abt 1937 in New York

    2. Sixth Generation . ELLEN LOW PIERREPONT Birth 15 APR 1872 in Brooklyn, NY Death 3 Jan 1960 in ? Married REUBEN BURNHAM MOFFATBirth 7 Jan 1861 in Brooklyn, New York Death 21 Jun 1916 in Plainville, Connecticut. They had three children.

Reuben Burnham, son of Dr. Reuben Curtis and Elizabeth Virginia (Barclay) Moffat, was born in Brooklyn, New York, January 7, 1861.  He attended the schools of his native city, and prepared for college at the Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire.  He graduated from Harvard College in 1883 with the degree of B. A. and from the Columbia Law School in New York, in 1885, LL. B.  He has practiced his profession continuously in the city of New York.  In 1896 he formed a partnership with Sherman Evarts under the firm name of Evarts & Moffat, and in 1904 with Willoughby Lane Webb, under the firm name of Moffat & Webb.  In 1906 this latter firm became Rand, Moffat & Webb, the new partners being William Rank Jr., Frederick Kernochan and Frank A Lord, and later Landon Parker Marvin.  In 1910 the firm dissolved, and since then Mr. Moffat has practiced alone.  He married, June 5, 1895, Ellen Low, daughter of Henry Evelyn and Ellen A (Low) Pierrepont, born in Brooklyn, New York, April 15, 1872.  Three children have been born to them:  1. Jay Pierrepont, born in Rye, New York, July 18, 1896. 2. Elizabeth Barclay, born in Rye, New York, June 26, 1898.  3. Abbot Low, born in New York City, May 12,1901. (Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley. )

        Seventh Generation. Children of ELLEN LOW PIERREPONT and REUBEN   BURNHAM MOFFAT

               1. Seventh Generation Ambassador Jay Pierrepoint MOFFAT Birth 18 Jul 1896 in Rye, New York Death 24 Jan 1943 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada married Lilla Cabot GREW Birth 30 Nov 1907 in St. Petersburg, Russia Death 21 Feb 1994 in Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire,  They had two children.

Jay Pierrepont Moffat (7 January 1896 – January 25, 1943) was an American diplomat, historian and statesman who, between 1917 and 1943, served theState Department in a variety of posts, including that of Ambassador to Canada during the first year of U.S. participation in World War II. A native of Rye, New York, Moffat was a professional diplomat who had previously served as the private secretary to the American Ambassador to theNetherlands (1917-19), followed by service as secretary of the American legation in Warsaw (1919-21) and in Tokyo (1921-23). Between 1925 and 1927 he served President Calvin Coolidge as Ceremony Officer at the White House and in 1927, at the end of his assignment, he was married in Hancock, New Hampshire to Lilla Cabot Grew, the daughter of fellow diplomat Joseph C. Grew who, while Moffat was serving in his final post as ambassador to Canada, was the U. S. Ambassador to Japan at the time of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Moffat continued his diplomatic career in the post of secretary to the American legation in Switzerland (1927-31) and as the U.S. consul general to Australia(1935-37). From 1937 to 1940 he again served in Washington, this time in the significant post of the Chief of the State Department’s Western EuropeanDivision. Finally, in June 1940, after Ambassador to Canada James H. R. Cromwell resigned after 142 days to run for the U.S. Senate, President Franklin Roosevelt nominated Moffat to his first and, as it turned out, final post as U.S. ambassador. He was immediately confirmed and served until his death, two years and seven months later, in the midst of World War II. Jay Pierrepont Moffat died in Ottawa two and-a-half weeks after his 47th birthday and was succeeded as ambassador by Ray Atherton. In his obituary, The New York Times remarked that “even in war, when death is knocking at such a multitude of doors, the loss of a trusted public man in the flower of his age and his powers is lamentable”. In addition to his work as a diplomat, he wrote a work on Turkish history and, in 1956, his papers were donated to the Harvard University Library by his father-in-law Ambassador Joseph Grew. (Obit)

           Eighth Generation. Children of Ambassador Jay Pierrepoint MOFFAT and Lilla Cabot GREW

              1. Eighth Generation. Edith Alice MOFFAT Birth 14 Oct 1929 in Berne, Bern, Switzerland Death 20 Nov 2010 in Sedona, Coconino, Arizona, married Donn Braden SPENSER Birth 13 Aug 1921 in Los Angeles, California,  Death 5 Jan 1986 in Glendale, Los Angeles, California,  They had two children.

                    Ninth Generation. Children of Edith Alice MOFFAT and  SPENSER

                   1. Jay Pierrepont SPENSER Birth 5 Jul 1952 in Salzburg, Austria Living

                   2. Lilia Cabot SPENSER Birth 30 Oct 1954 in Havana, Cuba Living

             2. Eighth Generation. Ambassador J. Peter MOFFAT Birth 17 Jan 1932 in New York City, married Pamela Mary DAWSON Birth 15 Aug 1932 in Washington, District of Columbia,  Living.  They had three children

Jay Pierrepont Moffat, Jr. (born January 17, 1932) is an American diplomat. He was the United States Ambassador to Chad from 1983 to 1985. He was the first ambassador to the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena. He is a member of the Butler-Belmont family.[1][2] Contents [hide] 1 Biogrpahy 2 See also 3 References 4 External links [edit]Biogrpahy Jay Moffat was born in 1932. His father was the United States Ambassador to Canada, Jay Pierrepont Moffat. He was also the grandnephew of Seth Low Pierrepont (member of Connecticut House of Representatives, 1921 to 1927) and nephew of Abbot Low Moffat (member of New York State Assembly from the New York County 15th District, 1929 to 1943). On December 28, 1953, Moffat married Pamela Mary Dawson.[3] He graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. in 1953. Moffat served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1956. In 1956 he entered the U.S Foreign Service as intelligence research officer in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He was consular officer in Kobe and Osaka, Japan, from 1958 to 1960, and political officer in Paris, France, from 1961 to 1965. In the State Department he served as officer in charge of Benelux affairs at the Bureau of European Affairs from 1965 to 1968, and staff assistant to the Secretary of State from 1968 to 1969. He was a political officer in Bern, Switzerland, from 1969 to 1970, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from 1971 to 1974. In 1974, he attended the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy. From 1974 to 1976 he was Deputy Executive Secretary in the State Department. He was Deputy Chief of Mission in Rabat, Morocco, from 1976 to 1980 and attended the Executive Seminar in National and International Affairs at the Foreign Service Institute from 1980 to 1981. He was chargé d’affaires in N’Djamena in 1982.[4] On April 28, 1983, he was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to be the United States Ambassador to Chad. He was confirmed on May 27, 1983. He succeeded John Blane, who was the chargé d’affaires ad interim in Chad from 1982 to 1983. He left that post on July 23, 1985. Moffat’s foreign languages are French, German, and Russian.(bio)

             Ninth Generation. Children of J. Peter MOFFAT and Pamela Mary Dawson                                           

                      1. Ninth Generation. Sarah Margaret MOFFAT Birth 15 May 1956

Living married Emanuel Nahum SREBRO+ Birth 30 Jul 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts,  Death 16 Nov 2004 in Montclair, New Jersey,  He was buried in the Jay Cemetery. They have three children.  Emily, Jane, Rachel

                      2. Ninth Generation. Matthew Jay MOFFAT Birth 12 Jan 1958 in Washington, District of Columbia,  Living

                     3. Ninth Generation. Nathaniel Cabot MOFFAT Birth 26 Sep 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia,  Living

          2. Seventh Generation. Elizabeth Barclay MOFFAT Birth 26 Jun 1898 in Rye, New York Death 17 JUN 1993 in Chester, Queen Annes, Maryland,  at age 95. married  John Campbell WHITE Birth 17 MAR 1884 in London, Middlesex, England Death 11 JUN 1967 in New York City, New York. They had one child. 

 He served in the U.S. Foreign Service as a diplomat from 1914 to 1945, and was U.S. ambassador to Haiti (1941-1944) and Peru (1944-1945).

          3. Seventh Generation. ABBOT LOW MOFFAT Birth 12 May 1901 in New York, New York Death 17 Apr 1996 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, Married  Marion ADAMS Birth 7 Nov 1905 in New York,  Death 22 Dec 1994 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, 

Abbot Low Moffat was born to a prominent Manhattan family on May 12, 1901.[1] He was educated at Groton School, received his A.B. from Harvard University in 1923, and received his LL.B. from Columbia University in 1926. He was admitted to the New York State bar in 1927. In 1927-1928 he served as an assistant United States attorney for the southeastern counties of New York State, and in 1928-1929 worked as a clerk for the Manhattan law firm of Winter and James. In 1929, Moffat won election to the New York State Assembly from the Fifteenth Assembly District, which covered part of New York County. He was one of a small group of Republican legislators who wrested control of the Assembly and the Senate from the party’s established leadership and enabled the legislature to play a larger role in state politics. Moffat was assigned a seat on the powerful Assembly Ways and Means Committee and eventually served as its chair (1938-1943). His efforts to rein in the spending of Governor Herbert Lehman were instrumental in giving the legislature a greater say in the shaping of the state’s budget. In 1939, the conflict with Lehman culminated in a full-fledged legislative revolt: the Assembly and Senate essentially rewrote the budget that Lehman had submitted. The governor sued, and a state court ultimately upheld the right of the Governor to draft the budget. However, in subsequent decades legislative leaders who followed in Moffat’s footsteps gained control over the budget-making process. Moffat was determined to curb government spending and was a fierce opponent of the governmental centralization implicit in the New Deal.[2] However, he pressed for what he saw as prudent government initiatives. He introduced a number of bills designed to halt child labor in New York and other states and replace slum dwellings with suitable public housing.[3] He was also instrumental in initiating the construction of a toll road connecting New York City with Albany, Buffalo, and the western New York State-Pennsylvania border: he drafted and co-sponsored the bill that authorized the project, shepherded the bill through the Legislature, and witnessed its signing. He was piqued that the New York State Thruway was eventually named after Governor Thomas E. Dewey, who secured funding for the project. While serving in the Assembly, Moffat was a delegate to the state’s 1938 constitutional convention. He sought to curb government spending and spoke out against a proposed amendment that would have facilitated the state’s use of wiretapping in criminal investigations.[4] Moffat also served on the New York State War Council from 1942-1943. He helped to secure funding for child care for female war workers and streamlined the state’s revenue flow by backing legislation allowing quarterly payment of state income tax.[5] In 1943, Moffat resigned his Assembly seat and took a position with the United States Department of State. He served as the head of the Division of Southeast Asian Affairs from 1944-1947 and in 1946 met with Vietnamese nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh. His reports to his superiors cautioned against Washington’s inflexible opposition against nationalist movements in Vietnam and other colonies. Convinced that American statesmen had erred grievously in making anti-communism the cornerstone of postwar foreign policy, he later asserted that it seemed as if the world had been plunged “right back in[to] the wars of religion.” In subsequent years, he was openly critical of American involvement in Vietnam. Moffat was subsequently attached to numerous diplomatic missions in Greece (1947-1948), Great Britain (1948-1950), and Burma (1950-1952). Between 1954 and 1956, he worked for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Washington. D.C., serving as head of the department in charge of the Middle Eastern states. He was then posted to Ghana, where he became head of a survey team for the International Cooperation Administration (1957-1958) and Chief of the U.S. Operations Mission (1958-1960). After leaving Ghana, he served as a representative on a team charged with evaluating the Mutual Security Program (1960-1961) in the Far East. In 1961, Moffat, who had become a Democrat at the urging of his wife, Marion, retired and moved to Princeton, New Jersey. He published a sympathetic biography of Mongkut, the Thai monarch depicted as a despot in the musical The King and I, and pursued his lifelong interest in genealogical research.[6] In 1973-1976, he was a member of the Princeton Township Committee. Moffat died on April 17, 1996 at the age of ninety-four. He was survived by his three children, Burnham Moffat, Nancy Moffat Lifland, and Jane-Kerin Moffat. (Obit)

             Eighth Generation. Children of ABBOT LOW MOFFAT and Marion ADAMS

                   1. Eighth Generation. Nancy MOFFAT Birth 23 Mar 1928 married  William T LIFLAND Birth 15 Nov 1928 Death May 3, 2012

  William Thomas Lifland, a leading New York antitrust lawyer and longtime Princeton resident, died peacefully on Thursday evening, May 3, at his home at Stonebridge at Montgomery, a retirement community in Skillman, New Jersey, after a long illness. He was 83. Born November 15, 1928, in Jersey City, NJ, he was the older son of I. Charles and Carol Francks Lifland. He attended public schools in Jersey City, graduating as valedictorian of his Lincoln High School class in 1945. He attended Yale College, where he majored in economics and was a champion fencer. After graduating magna cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1949, he went on to Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review and graduated cum laude in 1952. From 1952 to 1954 he served in the Air Force General Counsels Office, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant. In the fall of 1954 he became law clerk to John Marshall Harlan II, then a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. When Judge Harlan was confirmed as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court the following March, Mr. Lifland accompanied him to Washington as his first clerk. After the clerkship ended, he joined the New York law firm now known as Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, where he practiced antitrust law until his retirement in 2002. Mr. Liflands legal practice touched on all areas of antitrust law. He was antitrust counsel to a diverse array of companies and trade groups, including Sony, CPC International, the Newhouse newspaper chain, the National Coffee Association, the New York Jockey Club, and the Newspaper Association of America, among many others. He developed successful antitrust defenses to attempted hostile takeovers of supermarket retailer A&P and aerospace manufacturer Grumman. In an important test of the governments merger guidelines, he won a ruling that the governments attempt to block industrial clay manufacturer Engelhards acquisition of its principal rival did not adequately consider the economics of the markets for the companies products. His pioneering work for Citibank on antitrust issues in electronic banking led to an invitation to testify before the congressionally-created Electronic Funds Transfer Commission. After he secured a victory for another longtime client, British razor blade and sword maker Wilkinson Sword, the company presented him with a replica of George Washingtons inaugural dress sword, a fitting gift for a former college fencer. A recognized dean of the New York antitrust bar, Mr. Lifland wrote the New York Law Journals monthly Antitrust column for over 33 years, from 1973 to 2007. He taught antitrust law as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School from 1981 to 2004, and served for 30 years as an instructor and antitrust program chair for the Practicing Law Institute. He authored State Antitrust Law (1984), one of the first comprehensive treatises on state competition laws, and co-authored Understanding the Antitrust Laws (1980), a well-known handbook for non-specialists. He served on the governing council of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section and chaired the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section, which in 1997 awarded him its Distinguished Service Award. In 2007 the Section renamed its Distinguished Service Award the William T. Lifland Service Award in his honor. He was a founding director and officer of Commodities Corporation in Princeton, which later became Stockton Holdings, Ltd. He met his future wife, Nancy Moffat, in 1952 on a blind date while both were working in Washington, he for the Air Force and she for the State Department. They were married in Washington in 1954 and took up residence in New York City, only to return to Washington a few months later due to Justice Harlans change of court. They moved back to New York when Mr. Lifland started work at Cahill, then to France in 1958 for a two-year stint at Cahills Paris office. After returning to the United States in 1960, the couple settled permanently in Princeton, where they raised their four children. At home Mr. Lifland enjoyed making furniture and tinkering with electronics in his basement workshop. He also built a darkroom for developing and printing his own photographs. He was an avid reader and loved going to the theatre, concerts, and opera. He enjoyed playing tennis, bicycling, and traveling with his wife. He was an officer of India House in New York and member of the Nassau Club in Princeton. A longtime member of Trinity Church, Princeton, he was a chair of the Outreach Committee and member of the Ushers Guild. Mr. Lifland is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy; his brother, John Lifland and wife Jean of Sea Girt, NJ; his daughter, Carol Lifland and husband Daniel Giesberg of Los Angeles, CA; his sons, Charles Lifland and wife Alison of Pasadena, CA; Kerin Lifland of Grass Valley, CA; and David Lifland and wife Catherine Radmer of Wayland, MA; eleven grandchildren, three nieces and their families, and many cousins. Interment will be held privately for the family. A memorial service will be held in the fall. (Obit)

Children: Carol Lifland and husband Daniel Giesberg of Los Angeles, CA Parents: I. Charles [Carol Francks Lifland] Brothers and Sisters: John Lifland and wife Jean of Sea Girt, NJ

             2. Eighth Generation. Burnham MOFFAT  Birth 1928 in New York City, New York, Death  married Tomoyo Moffat in 1962. Divorced in 1972. They had two children. Married Margaret H Hashimura Birth abt 1928. 

He published three books on Moffat Genealogy, Barclay Genealogy, and Pierrepont Genealogy.

             3. Eighth Generation. JANE KERIN MOFFAT Birth 28 Feb 1931 Living. Unmarried

Jane-Kerin Moffat of Greenwich, Connecticut is the regional director for National Audubon Society’s Northeast Region. She is a member of the Audubon Connecticut Advisory Board, Chair of its Chapters and Members’ Services Committee, and a lifetime honorary member of Audubo Greenwich Advisory Board. Previously she served as grassroots coordinator of Audubon’s “Listen to the Sound” (Long Island Sound) campaign and the Sound-wide coalition of environmental groups to which it gave rise. For many years, she also served as a leader of the former Audubon Council of Connecticut and of the former Greenwich Audubon Society. She is a retired school teacher.  She has also been very supportive of the Jay Heritage Center.

      3. Sixth Generation  Henry Evelyn PIERREPONT  Birth 07 SEP 1873 in Brooklyn, NY Death 03 MAR 1903 in Brooklyn, NY  Died at age 27. Unmarried.

     4. Sixth Generation. Robert Low PIERREPONT Birth 22 AUG 1876 in Luzerne, NY Death 1912 in ? Married Kathryn Isabel REED Birth May 18, 1879 in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. They had three children.Only one lived to adulthood.

Mr. Pierrepont graduated from Columbia College, New York City, in 1898, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts.  He is a director of the Low Moor Iron company, the Home Life Insurance Company, a trustee of the South Brooklyn Savings Institution, Brooklyn Trust Company, Greenwood Cemetery and of the Church Charity Foundation.  He is a member of the St. Anthony, Hamilton and Down Town clubs.  Mr. Pierrepont is the owner by inheritance of a life-sized picture of General George Washington, pained by no less an artist than Gilbert Stuart, for his ancestor, Willian Constable, which is authenticated by the original letter and bill made out to Mr. Constable. The picture was said to be by competent critics of that day who knew General Washington personally the most perfect likeness extant of the great man, who was a friend of the Constable family.  The picture is in the old house in Pierrepont Place.  Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1913. p. 344-345

    Seventh Generation. Children of Robert Low PIERREPONT and Kathryn Isabel REED

             1. Seventh Generation:  John Jay PIERREPONT Birth March 15, 1902 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Death  Oct 15, 1950. Unmarried. 

             2. Seventh Generation: Henry Evelyn Pierrepont Birth July 20, 1909 in Bay Shore, Suffolk, New York, USA Death July 21, 1909 in Bay Shore, Suffolk, New York, US

             3. Seventh generation: Samuel Duryea Pierrepont Birth July 20, 1909 in Bay Shore, Suffolk, New York, USA Death July 21, 1909 in Bay Shore, Suffolk, New York, USA

       5.  Sixth Generation RUTHERFURD Stuyvesant PIERREPONT Birth 5 Jul 1882 in Luzerne, NY Death 14 Dec 1950 in New York, New York married  Nathalie Leon De CASTRO. Birth 2 Aug 1885 in Roslyn, Queens Co., NY Death 20 May 1973 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey. They had three children. 

Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, son of Henry Evelyn (2) and Ellen Almira (Low) Pierrepont, was born in Luzerne, New York, July 5, 1882.  He graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College.  He is interested with his brother, Robert Low Pierrepont, in his business enterprises.  He is a director of the Hanover Fire Insurance Company, of the Low Moor Iron Company, and a member of the St. Anthony, Hamilton, Down Town and Union clubs. He married, in Roslyn, New York, December 5, 1911, Nathalie Leon de Castro, born in New York City, August 2, 1885, daughter of Alfred and Annie (Godwin) de Castro; resides in New York City.  One child, Mary Rutherfurd, born in New York City, December 6, 1912. (Obit)

              Seventh  Generation. Children of RUTHERFURD Stuyvesant and Nathalie Leon De CASTRO

               1. Seventh Generation. Mary RUTHERFURD PIERREPONT Birth 6 Dec 1912 in New York, New York Death 20 Jul 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts married Fentress Hill KUHN. Birth 29 Jul 1910 in Manchester, Essex, MA Death 25 Jul 1987 in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts. They had  five or six children. 

                      Eighth Generation Children of Mary RUTHERFURD PIERREPONT and Fentress  Hill KUHN

                       1. John Fentress KUHN Birth 3 Mar 1942 Death 6 Aug 2011 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, 

                       2. Timothy Pierrepont KUHN Birth 16 Feb 1947 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, Death 9 Nov 1968 in New Haven,  Connecticut, 

          6. Sixth Generation. Seth Low PIERPONT Birth 25 DEC 1884 in Brooklyn, NY Death 31 Mar 1956 in New York, New York married Nathalie Elisabeth CHAUNCEY Birth 14 Jul 1887 in New York, New York Death 28 Feb 1960 in Ridgefield, Connecticut He was a Vice President of the Jay Cemetery in the 1940’s

    3. Fifth Generation . John Jay PIERREPONT Birth 3 Dec 1849 in Rye, Westchester, New York,  Death 25 Sep 1923 married Elsie De RHAM Birth 18 JUL 1850 in New York, NY Death 10 Oct 1879 in New York,  She died after childbirth along with her newly born son. 

John Jay Pierrepont: The younger of Henry Evelyn Pierrepont’s two sons, John Jay was born in Brooklyn on September 3, 1849. John Jay married, on April 26, 1876, Elise de Rham, the daughter of Charles de Rham and Laura Schmidt, and the couple had one child who died before reaching one year of age. Elise Pierrepont died less than two years later on October 17, 1879 and John Jay Pierrepont lived out the rest of his life in the family house at One Pierrepont Place in Brooklyn, remaining an active member of Brooklyn society until his death on September 25, 1923. (Obit)

 He was an amateur photographer.  John Jay Pierrepont photograph collection, spanning the dates 1876 to 1923 (bulk dates 1910 to 1923), measures 1.92 linear feet and is housed in three lantern slide boxes and one manuscript box. The collection consists of 177 black-and-white lantern slides and glass positive photographs, one photograph album, and 166 black-and-white photographic prints. The majority of the items in the collection were created by John Jay Pierrepont, an amateur photographer. The collection also includes several items that were created by two New York City-based lantern slide manufacturers: T.H. McAllister and Walter Isaacs. The subjects of the photographs are predominantly Brooklyn related, in particular historic houses and homesteads in Brooklyn, maritime activities on New York Harbor, as well other Brooklyn subjects such as Prospect Park and the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights. 

.   4.Fifth Generation. William Augustus PIEREPONT , MD Birth 16 Jul 1855 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Death 6 Jan 1902 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  He was Unmarried. 

Pierrepont, William Augustus, LL.B. 1876, M.D., N. Y. Univ. Med. Coll. 1882, a great grandson of John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United Stales Supreme Court, died of heart trouble recently at the family resi dence, 1 Pierrepont Place, Brooklyn Heights, at the age of fort3′-six. His mother, Mrs. Anna Maria Pierrepont, widow of Henry E. Pierrepont, had died a few days before. Dr. Pierrepont was a bachelor and made his home with his mother. He had been ill at his home for two weeks and undoubtedly the shock of his mother’s death hastened his end. Of late years Dr. Pierrepont had lived somewhat retired. (Obit)

   5. Fifth Generation.  Julia Jay PIERREPONT Birth 14 Sep 1857 in Newport, Rhode Island Death 8 Feb 1937 in New York. Unmarried.

    6. Fifth Generation. Anna Jay PIERREPONT Birth 1 Jan 1861 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Death 17 Nov 1940 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Unmarried.

FOURTH GENERATION

Fourth Generation: ELIZABETH CLARKSON JAY+** 

  
7. Fourth Generation. ELIZABETH CLARKSON JAY+** Birth 2 JUl 1823 in New York Death 20 Oct 1891 in New York, New York. Unmarried. New York Social Hostess.

The funeral of Miss Elizabeth Clarkson Jay, daughter of the late Peter Augustus Jay, and granddaughter of Chief Justice Jay, was held in the Church of the Incarnation, at Madison Avenue and Thirty-fifth Street, yesterday.  (Obit)

ECJ During her life she was one of the most celebrated hostesses in New York of her day. She gave luncheons that became famous and included the wise and powerful of the City. She apparently would wear a black voluminous gown with a cameo brooch and sit from lunch to dinner and received anyone who came. 

FOURTH GENERATION

Fourth Generation: SUSAN MATILDA JAY married MATTHEW CLARKSON

  
8. Fourth Generation .SUSAN MATILDA JAY Birth 29 Nov 1827 in New York Death 2 Jul 1910 in New York City  married MATTHEW CLARKSON Birth 23 Jan 1823 in New York Death 12 Mar 1913 in New York, New York. They had one child.

 22, 1843, married, July 29, 1807, Mary Rutherfurd Clarkson, daughter of General Nathan Clarkson and Mary Rutherfurd. (Obit)

        Fifth Generation: Children of Matthew Clarkson and Susan Matilda Jay 

         Fifth Generation: Banyer Clarkson born 1853 died 1928 married HELEN Shelton Smith. B 1858 died 1943

They had one son, Banyer,  (IX) Banyer Clarkson, son of Matthew (3) and Susan Matilda (Jay) Clarkson, was born in New York City. The careful manage- ment of the family estate by previous genera- tions did not make it necessary for him to engage in professional life, and he was free to indulge his inclination for reading, intellec- tual pursuits and in travel. He is a Repub- lican, and attends the Episcopal church. His social connections are with the Society of Co- lonial Wars, Sons of the Revolution, the Hu- guenot Society, Badminton and St. Nicholas Society. His residence is at No. 26 West Fiftieth street. New York City. He married, at the Madison Square Presbyterian Church in New York City, December 6, 1900, Helen Shelton Smith, daughter of Nehemiah Denton and Harriet (Shelton) Smith. They lived in New York and built a summer estate in Tyringham, Mass. Like his father, Banyer was a chronicler of the times. He kept endless scrap books and records. (His father on a trip to Europe in 1858, kept a notebook of the 123 hotels they stayed in!! ) His wife, who had a lisp, raised phlox. To make the phlox bloom better she also raised sheep, since the sheep manure was the best fertilizer for her phlox. While his wife lisped, Banyer unfortunately stuttered, and has been known as B-B-B-B-Banyer by the family. Helen disliked small boys and dogs, which was perhaps why they had no children. The Tyringham House was willed to AMDB.

DESCENDANTS of CORNELIUS and SARAH OGDEN Du BOIS

Who were the descendants of Cornelius Du Bois and where did they all live? We have had a strong relationship to New York City as well as several other locations over the years.

Cornelius Du Bois was the first to live and prosper in Manhattan. He was the son of Petrus Du Bois and Mary Coert Voorhes and lived in Fishkill. His father died from a fall from a horse when he was two years old and she soon remarried Dr. Theodorus Van Wyck, whose home in Fishkill the Jay family would occupy during the early Revolutionary War. In 1786 at the age of 15 he left the family home in Fishkill with money his mother had given him from a sale of Voorhes property and moved to New York City. In 1793, after training in the firm of Van WYCK and Sebring he joined Isaac Kip to form merchandising partnership Kip and Du Bois. Their firm was at 36 Front Street in lower Manhatten. Initially they were involved with wholesale grocery and commissions. The firm was successful and soon specialized in tobacco. In 1803 he married Sarah Platt Ogden and they lived at 779 Broadway between 9th and 10th Street. It was here that they raised their children. It is now an apartment building and is close to Astor Place.

Sarah Platt Ogden (Robert310, Robert83, Robert16, Jonathan4, John1), b. Jan. 21, 1782 d. Mar. 15, 1836; m. Apr. 11, 1803, Cornelius Dubois, b. May 20, 1771; d. Sept. 8, 1846; son of Peter DuBois. Cornelius Dubois was a merchant in New York City. He was a man of great benevolence, and one of the early founders and generous supporters of several philanthropic institutions in New York City. Among them was the House of Refuge, of which he was Treasurer to the time of his death; the Bank of Savings for the benefit of the poor, of which he was a Director; also the Humane Society, he being the only surviving member in 1840; as Treasurer he petitioned for, and obtained an act of the Legislature, authorizing him to distribute the remaining accumulated funds among the charitable institutions. He was one of the founders of the University of New York; Governor of the New York Hospital, etc. He died at Saratoga Springs in his 76th year.

CHILDREN :
2064. Robert Ogden DuBois, b. Feb. 26, 1804; d. Aug. 23, 1804.
2065. Mary E. Dubois, b. Aug. 3, 1805; d. ;1st m. Francis C. Potter; 2d m. Edward S. Gould.
2066. Cornelius Dubois, 2d, b. Apr. 15, 1807; d. Aug. 23, 1808.
2067. Henry A. DuBois, b. Aug. 9. 1808; d. Jan. 13, 1884; m. Catharine H. Jay. 2068. Cornelius DuBois, 3d, b. Apr. 4, 1810; d. May5, 1882 m. Mary A. Delafield.
2069. Sarah Platt Dubois, b. Sept. 23, 1813; d. Feb. 19, 1897; m.
Dr. Alfred Wagstaff.
2070. Robert Ogden Dubois, 2d, b. Feb. 23, 1815; d. Mar. 6, 1816. 2071.
Peter Dubois, b. Oct. 6, 1816; d. Oct. 26, 1816.
2072. George Washington Dubois, b. Sept. 26, 1822; m. Maria C. Mcilvaine.

Cornelius and Sarah had 5 children that lived to adulthood.
The oldest, MARY ELIZABETH (1805-1881) first married Frances Potter who soon died and she then married Edward S Gould, an author and critic. Sarah and Edward lived in New York, but I have not found their address. It was in the 15th Ward, Election District 1 which is near Washington Square. They lived with their two children and 4 servants. The census reports that the house was worth $12,000.

The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume IV Johnson, Rossiter, ed. Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, – Vol. I-X (10). Boston, MA: The Biographical Society, 1904. GOULD, Edward Sherman, author, was born in Litchfield, Conn., May 11, 1808; son of Judge James Gould. He removed to New York city and engaged in literary work, contributing to the Knickerbocker Magazine; to the Literary World; to the Mirror; to Charles King’s America, under the pen name of “Cassio “; and to several other periodicals. In 1836 he delivered a lecture before the New York mercantile library association, entitled, “American Criticism of American Literature.” In addition to translations from Dumas, Dupré Balzac, Victor Hugo, and A. Royer, he published: The Sleep Rider; or, the Old Boy in the Omnibus, by the Man in the Claret-colored Coat (1842); an Abridgement of Alison’s History of Europe (1843); a comedy The Very Age (1850); John Doe and Richard Roe (1862); Good English, or Popular Errors in Language (1867); Classical Elocution (1867); and a Supplement to Duyckinck’s History of the New World (1871). He died in New York city, Feb. 21, 1885

Their second child, HENRY AUGUSTUS, (1808-1884) was a physician who lived and practiced briefly in New York City. He married Catharine Helena Jay and soon after their marriage they moved to property he had been given by his father in Newton Falls, Ohio. They lived there for 15 years and then returned to New Haven where they bought a comfortable house at 328 Howard Ave where they lived until they died.

Henry Augustus Dubois, M.D. (Sarah P. Ogden885, Robert310, Robert83, Robert16, Jonathan4, John1), b. New York City, Aug. 9, 1808; d. New Haven,Conn., Jan. 13, 1884; m. Dec. 13, 1835, Catharine Helena Jay, b. June 11, 1815; d. Sept. 29, 1889; dau. of Peter A. Jay and Mary Clarkson, his wife. Dr. Henry A. DuBois”06 7 “in 1817 entered French Mil. Academy of Louis Baucel, a royal refugee of the French Rev.; 1823 entered Columbia College; 1827 graduated; Oct. 23, 1830, grad. M.D. College of Physicians and Surgeons, N. Y. Sept. 1831, went to Europe to complete his studies, returning in 1834. While in Paris was made member of the Polish Committee, which met weekly at the home of Lafayette. Attended funeral of Lafayette, following with other Americans next to the body. Apr. 9, 1834, was elected in Paris member of Geological Society of France. In 1835 appointed first in list of Physicians to New York Dispensary. * * Jan., 1852, he became President of Va. Canal Co. at Kanawha; July 28, 1864, received from Yale College degree of LL.D. in which he is signalized as one “qui de fide Christiana defendenda bene mentus sit1 for his reply to the English Essayists and for his refutation of the scientific infidelity of Darwin and Huxley. In 1869 went to France, Italy, and Malta for recovery of his health, impaired by four years1 incessant labor and hardship at Kanawha; July 5. 1870, returned to his home in New Haven, where he d. 1884.” CHILDREN (Chart 30): 3428. Col. Cornelius Jay DuBois, M.D., b. N. Y. City, Aug. 31, 1836; d. New Haven, Conn., Feb. 11, 1880. Grad. Columbia Law School in 1861; on outbreak of Civil War went to Washington with 7th Reg1t; recruited Co. D. 27th Conn. Vols, at New Haven and was made Capt.; served under Gen. Hancock in Zooks1s Brigade at Aquia Creek, Falmouth, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville; was severely wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863; rescued by brother, Dr. Henry A. DuBois3430, Ass1t Surgeon reg. army, but never fully recovered from wound; Gen. Hancock testified to his father there was never a more gallant charge, and Col. Brook said there never was a more gallant soldier in the army than Capt. DuBois. After partial recovery he became Adjutant of 20th Conn. Vols., and served under Hooker and Sherman in Georgia; in battle of Resaca, he seized colors from wounded bearer and planted them on summit of enemy1s position; brevetted Major by Pres. U. S. for bravery at Gettysburg, and Lieut. Col. for gallantry at Resaca; July, 1866, received degree of M.D. at Yale Medical College, and went abroad for health; on return spent balance of life at New Haven, bearing his sufferings with the same courage displayed in military action. 3429. Peter A. Jay DuBois, b. Feb. 23, 1839; d. June 3, 1839. 3430. Major Henry A. DuBois, Jr., M.D., b. June 26, 1840; m. Emily M. Blois. He was Surgeon in regular army, and served in Civil War. They had 4 children. 3431. John Jay Dubois, b. June 6, 1846; d. Nov. 11, 1898. 3432. Augustus Jay DuBois, b. Apr. 22, 1849; m. Adel Blakesley. 3433. Alfred Dubois, b. Dec. 30, 1852. 3434. Mary Rutherford Dubois, b. May 22, 1854. 3435. Robert Ogden Dubois, b. Jan. 19, 1860; d. Mar. 9, 1895; m. ■, Alice Mason. They had three children, Arthur, Helen, and Robert.

CORNELIUS (1810-1882), their third child, went to law school. He married Mary Delafield. He left law practice at his father’s urging and took over his tobacco business. They did not live in Manhattan but had a home in Castleton, Staten Island where they lived with their children, a gardener, a coachman, and four servants!

Cornelius Dubois, 3D (Sarah P. Ogden885, Robert310, Robert83, Robert16, Jonathan4, John1), b. New York City, Apr. 4,1810; d. Staten Id., May 5, 1882; m. Nov. 6, 1832, Mary A. Delafield, b. Nov. 6, 1813; d. Oct. 27, 1888; dau. of John Delafield, of New York. Cornelius Dubois, 3d”0s, from his sixth to his twelfth year attended French boarding school of Louis Baucel; in 1822 went to Rev. Archibald McVickars to prepare for college; entered Columbia College 1824 and graduated 1828; Oct., 1828, went to West Indies for his health, returning July 4, 1829; studied law in office of William Slosson of New York and at Litchfield Law School with Judge Gould; formed law partnership with Edgar S. Van Winkle (Van Winkle & DuBois) in 1832, but was not licensed till 1833; in May, 1836, gave up law to join father1s mercantile firm of Cornelius DuBois & Co., of which firm he afterward became head. His wife, Mary Ann (Delafield) DuBois, was dau. of John Delafield, Pres. Phoenix Bank, N. Y. City, who was born in London, Eng. She was the 11th in direct lineal descent from Patrick Delafield (son of Sir Thos. Delafield and Margaret Fleming, gr. dau. of Lord Stane) and Elizabeth Cusack. CHILDREN (Chart 30): 3436. Cornelius DuBois, 4Th, b. Aug. 28, 1833; d. Dec. 17, 1834. 3437. John Delafield Dubois, b. Nov. 24, 1835; m, Jan. 5, 1856, Alice C. Goddard. They had 5 children. 3438. Mary Delafield Dubois, b. ;m. Dec. 9, 1862, Dr. Joseph J. Hull. They had 2 children. 3439. Cornelia A. Dubois, b. 1839; m. May 19, 1859, Nicoll Floyd, son of John G. Floyd. They had 2 children. 3440. Eugene Dubois, b. Feb. 20, 1841; d. June 26, 1891; m. 1872, Anna G. Brooks, dau. of Erastus Brooks. They had 3 children. 3441. Charles H. Dubois, b. 1843; d. same year. 3442. Julia Floyd Dubois, b. 1844; m. June 7, 1870, John G. Floyd, Jr., son of John G. Floyd. They had 3 children. 3443. Henrietta Rosalie Dubois, b. May, 1849; d. Feb. 1850. 3444. Cornelius Dubois, 5Th, b. Mar. 27, 1851; m. Apr. 22, 1874, Kate Reading. They had 6 children. 3445. Arthur Dubois, b. Oct. 12, 1852; d. Feb. 1855.

Their fourth child was SARAH PLATT (1813-1897) who married Dr. Alfred Wagstaff. They lived in New York City until 1870 when they moved to the estate he had built on his land in West Islip, Long Island. Their children all lived in Islip and built on the Wagstaff land.

Sarah Platt Dubois (Sarah P. Ogden885, Robert310, Robert83, Robert16, Jonathan4, John1), b. Sept. 23, 1813; d. Feb. 19, 1897; m. 1843, Dr. Alfred Wagstaff. Dr. Wagstaff deceased first, his wid. dying at her country seat “Ta Nulah,” West Ishp, L. I.
CHILDREN (Chart 30): 3446. Alfred Wagstaff, Jr., b. 1844; m. 1880, Mary Barnard. They have 4 children. 3447. Cornelius Wagstaff, b. ;m. 1880, Amy Colt. They have 2 children. 3448. Mary G. Wagstaff, b. ;m. 1885, Henry Gribble. (No mention of children.) 3449. Sarah Louisa Wagstaff, b. 1847; m. 1870, Phoenix Remson. They have 6 children. 3450. Helen Jay Wagstaff, b. 1849, d. 1873. Died with sinking of the Grace de Havre ship.

By the early 1800’s, several wealthy New York City residents began to build summer estates in West Islip. One of those men was Dr. Alfred Wagstaff, who was born in New York City in 1804. His father, David Wagstaff, was an English immigrant who made a fortune as a notable merchant. After attending Columbia College Medical School, Dr. Wagstaff started his own practice in New York City. He also traveled extensively throughout Europe and managed the finances of his privileged family. By 1859, Wagstaff had purchased a large portion of West Islip land on both sides of what is now Montauk Highway (at that time it was South Country Road). The land was alongside a pond -which formed Willets Creek-so when he built his summer estate he named it Tahlulah, an Indian word for “leaping water.” Wagstaff was the largest landowner on Long Island until the Vanderbilts arrived 20 years later. His land stretched from the creek all the way to where Howell’s Road is today. He moved to West Islip permanently in 1870 and spent his days fishing with his family, riding one of his horses or at the newly opened South Side Sportsmen’s Club in Islip until his death in 1878. His family continued to reside in West Islip. Wagstaff left behind his wife Sarah Platt Dubois, and their four children: Sarah, Alfred Jr., Cornelius and Mary. Eventually, all of the children had homes built on the Wagstaff land. Alfred Jr. and his wife, Mary A. Barnard, named their home Opekeepsing, the Indian word for “safe harbor,” which is where they raised four sons and a daughter, Mary, who was married at Tahlulah in 1914. Alfred Jr. was the most famous of the Wagstaff children. He was born in 1844 in New York City and was about to attend his father’s alma mater, Columbia, when the Civil War started. At just 19-years-old, he was commissioned as a Colonel in the NYS National Guard. In the next two years, he volunteered for service under the Federal flag, rising to Lieutenant Colonel, which led to his life long title as Col. Wagstaff. When the war ended, he completed both college and law school at Columbia. Even though he went on to become a partner in the New York City based firm of North, Ward and Wagstaff, he also pursued politics. He served as New York State Assemblymen in Manhattan from 1867-1873, then Senator from 1876-1878. He also served as Clerk of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court while also serving as president of the S.P.C.A until his death in 1921. Today, Wagstaff Lane and Tahlulah Lane are reminders of the Wagstaff family’s early contribution to West Islip and New York State’s history. by Michele Antonio.

The fifth and youngest child, GEORGE WASHINGTON (1821-1910), ,attended Princeton and graduated from New York University in 1843. He attended the Episcopal Theological Seminary at Gambier, Ohio, and in 1846 became a deacon. In 1847, he was ordained a priest of the Episcopal Church, and later that year traveled extensively, ministering to parishes in Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York. During the Civil War, DuBois served as chaplain to the 11th Ohio Infantry Regiment. DuBois married Maria “Mamy” Coxe McIlvaine; they had eight children.

George Washington Dubois (Sarah P. Ogden883, Robert310, Robert83, Robert16, Jonathan4, John1), b. Sept. 26, 1822; m. 1848, Maria C. Mcilvaine, b. 1831; dau. of Rev. Charles P. Mcllvaine. CHILDREN (Chart 30): 3451. Emily Mcilvaine Dubois, b. 1849; m. l87J. rev. William R. Mackay. They have 5 children. 3452. George Mcilvaine Dubois, b. 1851; m. 1883, Mary G. Curtis. 3453. Charles Mcilvaine Dubois, b. 1853; d. 1854. 3454. Henry Ogden Dubois, b. 1855; m. Emily Stuart Meier-smith, dau. of Rev. Dr. Meier-Smith. They have 1 child. 3455. Sarah Ogden Dubois, b. 1858. 3456. Henrietta Haines Dubois, b. 1861. 3457. Mary Cornelia Dubois, b. 1864. 3458. Cornelius Dubois, b. 1867.

Descendants of Cornelius Du Bois and Sarah Platt Ogden
1. MARY ELIZABETH Du BOIS m. Frances C. Potter (no living children)
m. EDWARD SHERMAN GOULD
A. Sarah D. Gould
B. Edward Sherman Gould, II m. Arabella Duncan Ludlow
i. Edward Ludlow Gould
ii. John Warren Du Bois Gould m. Evelyn Louisa Fisk
a. Evelyn Fitter Gould
b. John Ludlow Gould
iii. Frances Lewis Gould m. Romilda Peri
iv. Susan Movey Gould m. Aldrich Durant
a. Aldrich Durant, Jr.

2. HENRY AUGUSTUS Du BOIS m. CATHARINE HELENA JAY
A. Cornelius Jay Du Bois, MD
B. Henry Augustus Du BOIS, MD m. Emily Maria Blois
i. Helen Jay Du Bois
ii. Henry Augustus Du BOIS m. Beatrice Evelyn Van Fleet
a. Thelma Van Fleet Du Bois
b. Alan Van Fleet Du Bois
c. Jack Van Fleet Du Bois
d. Philip Van Fleet Du Bois
e. David Van Fleet Du Bois
f. Janne Van Fleet Du Bois
g. Romie Jay Du Bois
III. Ernest Blois Du Bois m. Helen H Kress
iv. Hanna L. Du Bois
v. Emily Blois Du Bois m. Clyde Leon Reed
a. Elizabeth Jay Reed
b. Alan C. Reed m. Grace Springstead
C. John Jay Du Bois
D. Augustus Jay Du Bois m. Adeline Blakeslee
E. Alfred Wagstaff Du Bois m. Anna Lichtenberg
F. Mary Rutherford Du Bois
G. Robert Ogden Du Bois, MD m. Alice Mason
i. Arthur Mason Du Bois m. M. Louise Dixon
a. Louise Dixon Du Bois m. Edward Clifford Perkins
b. John Jay Du Bois, MD m. Adrienne Allen (div)
m. Sharon Owen Menzies
ii. Helen Jay Du Bois m. Frederick Kobbe
a. Alice Mason Kobbe m. Farnham Gilbert
b. Helen Jay Kobbe m. Waldron W. Procter
III. Robert Ogden Du Bois, MD m Elizabeth Chisholm
a. Robert Ogden Du Bois m. Erika Stupp Von Stulpnagel
b. Philip Mason Du Bois m. Jennifer Land

3. CORNELIUS Du BOIS m MARY ANNE DELAFIELD
A. Eugene Du Bois m Anna Greenleaf Brooks
i. Margarite Du Bois
ii . Arthur Du Bois m. Helen Sturgess
a. John Delafield Du Bois m Elizabeth MacClung Gibson
b. Marion Sturgess Du Bois m. Claude Ellis Falkner
c. Dorothy Du Bois m. Robert Grey Bushnell
d. Nancy Du Bois m. John E. Hagmayer
iii. Eugene Floyd Du Bois MD m. Rebecca Rutter
a. Eugene Du Bois m. Carol Johnson Mali
b. Rebecca Du Bois m. James Robinson Glazebrook
c. Arthur Brooks Du Bois MD m. Roberdeu Callery
B. Cornelia Augusta Du Bois m. Nicoll Floyd
i. Nicoll Floyd m. Margaret Otis Pott
a. Nicoll Floyd m. Elizabeth
b. Helen Leroy Floyd m. Henry Griffen Bullwinkle
ii. Marion Du Bois Floyd m. Charles Lattelus Lindley
a. Ella Marion Lindley m. William Edgar Baker, Jr.
C. Julia Floyd Du Bois m. John Geltson Floyd
i. William Floyd m. Louisa Adams Grout
m. Elizabeth Wells
ii. Rosalie Delafield Floyd
iii. Cornelia Du Bois Floyd m. John Treadwell Nichols
a. Mary Blake “Molly” Nichols m. David Low Weld
b. John Slocum Nichols m. Jarvis Gilbert
c. David Gelston Nichols m. Monique Le Braz Robert
m. Esther Tower Gleason
D. Cornelius Du Bois m. Katharine Barclay Reading
i. Floyd Reading Du Bois m. Rosella Marshall
a. Cornelius Du Bois m. Irma Kute
m. Louise McCartney
b. Frederick Marshall Du Bois m. Katherie Weiner
c. Mary Delafield Du Bois m. Frederic A O Schwartz
ii. Mildred Du Bois
iii. Delafield Du Bois m. Theodora McCormack
a. Theodora D Du Bois m. William Luckey Pauli
b. Elliot Du Bois m.
Iv. Eleanor Du Bois m. Harold Rudolf
a. Mary D Rudolf
v. Katherine Du Bois m. Roger Blake Emmons
a. Peter Blake Emmons m. Catherine Mason Smythe

4. SARAH PLATT Du BOIS m. Dr. ALFRED H WAGSTAFF
A. Col. Alfred Wagstaff II m. Mary Anderson Bernard
i. Alfred Wagstaff III m Blanche Leroy Shoemaker
a. Alfred Wagstaff IV. m. Kathleen S Curtis
ii. David Wagstaff m. Isabelle Tilford
a. Hunt Wilford Wagstaff m. Ellen C. Moore
b. David Wagstaff
iii. Samuel Jones Wagstaff m. Pauline Leroy French
m. Olga May Piorkowski
a. Judith Wagstaff
b. Samuel Jones Wagstaff
iv. George Bernard Wagstaff m. Lilian Hyde Feitner
m. Dorothy Frothingham
a. Dorothy A. Wagstaff m. Louis Rose Ripley
m. Mary Cutting Cammock
b. Beatrice Cutting Wagstaff m. Henri Leubermann
v. Margaret Barnard Wagstaff m. Arthur Perkins
a. Peter Perkins m. Mabelee Von Arnswaldt
b. Sydney Perkins m. David Dagmar
m. Harold Edgar Logan
B. Cornelius Du Bois Wagstaff m. Amy Colt
i.. Mary Colt Wagstaff
ii. Oliver Colt Wagstaff
C. Mary Gould Wagstaff m. Henry Harrison Gribble
i. Harry Wagstaff Gribble

5. Rev GEORGE WASHINGTON Du BOIS m MARIA COXE McILVANE
A. Rev George McIlvane Du Bois m. Mary G Curtis
B. Rev Henry Ogden Du Bois m. Emily Stuart Meier-Smith
i. Mary Constance Du Bois
C. Sarah Du Bois
D. Henrietta Haines Du Bois m. John Bird Burnham
i. Rose V Burnham
ii. John DuBois Burnham m. Constance Baldwin Fairchild
a. John Fairchild Burnham m Constance Older
b. William DuBois Burnham m. Vivian Lorraine Stone
Iii Hilda Bird Burnham
Iv. Koert Dubois Burnham m Mary Ellen Wolcott
a. Mary Gorton Burnham m Bernard George Oliver
m. Edith Myra Palmer
m. Florence E Fenner
. E. Mary Cornelia Du Bois
F. Cornelius McIlvane Du Bois m Mary Sprague Wood
i. Gaynor McIlvane Du Bois m Marion S Gideon
ii. Rev Cornelius Du Bois, Jr