A History of Oneonta from its earliest settlement to the
present time by Dudley M. Campbell. Oneonta, NY G. W.
Fairchild & Co. 1906
Transcribed & Contributed by Sandy Goodspeed
The Town's Military Record. VETERANS OF EARLY WARS.
The names of soldiers who enlisted in the earlier wars from what
is now Oneonta cannot be given, there being no extant record. The
following, however, are veterans of the Revolutionary war and of the
war of 1812, who are buried within the boundaries of the present
Revolutionary Soldiers.- Thomas MORENUS and Peter BREWER,
both formerly referred to, are buried in Riverside . So also is Simeon
WALLING, who went down the river with Clinton in 1779, and later
came back and took up lands on what is known as the SLADE farm.
David SCRAMLING, who died in 1824, was grandfather of Allen
Scramling. Henry SCRAMLING, who died in 1882, was Second
Lieutenant in Tryon County Militia. James THOMPSON, a soldier of
the French and Indian and Revolutionary wars, was at Bunker Hill.
He lived with David Scramling and was never married. These three
are buried in the old graveyard on the Ephraim PARISH farm. Peter
SCOFIELD of the Westchester County Militia, 3d Regiment, died
August 13, 1833, aged 84 years. Colonel Pierce VanCORTLANDT,
John COOK, who died January 4th, 1841, aged 85 years, Captain
Lory JENKS-these are buried in Cook cemetery, West Oneonta.
Joe (probably Joseph) DOLLIVER is buried in an old graveyard near
the Otego creek about two miles above West Oneonta. His
descendants still own and live on the farm.
The veterans of the war of 1812 buried in Oneonta are Jeremy
MORENUS, Captain Samuel BIXBY, James PENDLETON, Frederick
BORNT, and Bartholomew McGUIRE. All are buried in Riverside
VETERANS OF THE REBELLION.
The following is a list of those who entered the service of the
United States during the War of the Rebellion to fill the quotas of
this town, as compiled by N. J. FARMER in 1865: Alexander
BREWER, Edwin T. FARMER, Ira GREEN, Homer BROADWELL,
Nathan L. HEMSTREET, Albert GRAVES, John B. GOODSELL,
Henry B. THEADON, Captain Sacket OLIN, Orrin J. GIFFORD,
Albert SCHERMERHORN, George BAKER, Francis E. CROSIER,
Chas. M. CROSIER, First Lieut. Horace HUDSON, William H. PECK,
Joseph BENEDICT, William MICKLE, Nathan GRAVES, James
ROBERTS, Second Lieut. Raymond L. FORD, James DECKER,
Elisha LEWIS, William OFIELD, Michael RILEY, Maurice TEMPLE,
Benjamin RATHBUN, Benjamin AMBROSE, John ARCHER, Thomas
BROSMAN, M. P. CHILDS, Theodore DENOYER, Joseph ENGLISH,
Patrick FLYNN, William FADLING, James FINN, Martin HENRY,
Edwin C. HOUSE, Peter LEAVENBREWER, Henry LEATHERMAN,
Thos. MADIGAN, Allen F. MALLORY, William PRICE, Abel PALMER,
Daniel RODGERS, George A. ROBB, John L. SICKLES, John
VanVOLKENBURGH, James WHEELER, Henry WARNER, Edward
WELLS, Robert WINN, Henry C. WHITMAN, Alexander W. HAND,
Myron YAGER, George REYNOLDS, Henry C. GRANT, David
ALGER, Jr., Chauncey ALGER, Malcolm KENNAN, Elias
HOUGHTALING, Hiram ALGER, Homer BREWER, Milton BREWER,
Elliott E. BARNES, Samuel LEONARD, Jr., Levi S. MILES, George
W. BUTTS, Alonzo PRATT, Joseph S. MASSETT, Henry WICKHAM,
James B. MILLER, Solomon SULLIVAN, Henry S. PORTER,
Woodbury K. COOK, Nathan BRIDGES, Second Lieut. George W.
QUACKENBUSH, Elvin CUTSHAW, Isaac QUACKENBUSH, Samuel
G. COOK, R. P. BISHOP, Ezra G. POTTER, P. S. DUNHAM,
Leonard PRATT, Ira J. EMMONS, Oliver KIMBALL, Solomon
KIMBALL, Edwin D. FARMER, John B. SHOVE, Stewart A. GRANT,
Abel F. PACKARD, Warren P. BURTON, Willis SNOW, Phineas C.
FISH, Francis STRAIT, William STRICKLAND, Silas J. STRADER,
Harvey B. VanALSTINE, Norman D. JEWELL, Lieut.-Colonel Charles
A. WATKINS, John YOUNGS, Charles E. FOOTE, Andrew J.
SULLIVAN, Erastus PATTERSON, Second Lieut. George Q.
WATKINS, Albert P. WATKINS, Charles GATES, Matterson
YOUNGS, Nelson HOAG, James H. QUACKENBUSH, John T.
PARDOE, Walter PARDOE, Robert COOKE, Charles CULVER,
Orrin J. COOKE, John R. WOLCOTT, Daniel SHULTZ, James H.
HAMILTON, Elisha S. FISHER, Charles N. MERRILLS, William
OLIN, James P. LEAKE, Ernest PETERS, John T. BRONSON,
Edgar REDDINGTON, Thomas H. MORRIS, John B. WOODRUFF,
Lewis J. WOODRUFF, Alfred BARTON, George PAGE, John S.
DRIGGS, Edgar S. DRIGGS, Willard MORELL, EDWARD H.
WHITNEY, Lewis INGALLS, Surgeon Meigs CASE, John INGALLS.
The following residents of this town at date of enlistment were
credited elsewhere: James D. STOWELL, Stephen H. DRUM, Levi
W. BROADWELL, Francis CEPERLEY, George W. INGALLS, Henry
R. ABEL, Chauncey CEPPERLEY, Wallace BETTERLEY, Ira S.
MILLER, Leroy PRATT, Herman D. YAGER, Ezra H. VanALSTYNE,
George A. PARDEE, Alonzo R. WATKINS, Allen H. GREEN, Edward
W. BREWER, Edward B. JEWELL, DeWitt C. BARNES, E.
REYNOLDS, John JONES, Edward H. WHITNEY.
ONEONTA IN THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR
Oneonta was largely and creditably represented in the Spanish-
American war of 1898, nearly all of the volunteers for that war from
Otsego county being residents of Oneonta and members of Company
G, First New York Regiment. In the list which follows a few names
are of members of that company who resided elsewhere; and there
are also a few names of residents of Oneonta who served in other
companies. The company left Oneonta May 2d, 1898, and after
service of nearly eight months were ordered home from Honolulu.
Oneonta was reached by them in the morning of December 26th,
Major Walter SCOTT, Captain Ursil A. FERGUSON, First
Lieutenant H. A. TUCKER, Second Lieutenant F. W. BOARDMAN,
Quarter-Master Sergeant Frank L. OLIN, Sergeants F. O. ROLLINS,
A. G BUTTS, C. L. PRUYN, W. H. SESSIONS, F. M. H. JACKSON,
Corporals S. E. BARTOW, A. L. COOK, O. J. JOHNSON, D. F.
KEYES, C. W. HERRICK, M. H. RIDDELL, W. H. VanDEUSEN,
Grant BARNES, Edward A. GROAT, Sterling F. HIGLEY, Frank
PATTENGILL, G. V. JOHNSON; Privates M. ANDERSON, Merritt
ALGER, Henry ALGER, George ALLEN, R. H. BAKER, Gurdon
BARDHARDT, A. B. BUSH, Erwin BLANCHARD, John BURNSIDE,
W. K. BRINK, J. E. BUSH, M. E. BAXTER, L. J. BENNETT, W. E.
BURLINGAME, W. M. BIRDSALL, Charles F. BROWN, J. N.
CONANT, A. B. CROUCH, George CROUCH, J. S. COTTON, C. M.
CAIN, George L. COLVIN, Joseph R. CONNORS, Wm. D. CRAFT,
Fred C. CARROLL, Charles F. CARTER, M. B. CHAMPLAIN, C. S.
DOYLE, S. J. DONNELLY, E. D. EDSON, Frank EVANS, Fred
FLEMING, Clarence FISHER, F. L. FERRIS, M. J. GARVIN, Edgar
T. GILL, W. S. GRAY, G. E. HITCHCOCK, N. C. HARMER, H. B.
HEATH, B. J. HOTALING, C. L. HOTALING, R. P. HILL, LaVerne
HOLMES, H. A. HAMILTON, L. C. JONES, W. F. KENNEY, R. A.
McMORRIS, George W. NORTON, F. W. NEAL,-- PANNACI, F. R.
PASHLEY, W. I. PIERCE, L. J. PRESTON, G. L. PEET, W. J.
POINTER, F. V. RILEY, John SOMMERS, Arthur W. SHULTZ, Ira
SHERMAN, T. F. SMITH, N. SHERMERHORN, James H.
STAPLETON, M. B. STAPLETON, F. B. SHELDON, W. E.
SOMMERVILLE, A. B. SILLIMAN, S. J. STONE, John V.
SPRINGSTEEN, C. THORNE, S. J. TURP, T. TRUHART, F. D.
TALLMADGE, A. B. WEBSTER, H. P. WELLMAN, C. O. WEIDMAN,
R. H. WESTCOTT, Burton WOODBECK, Frank F. KLIPPERT,
George C. MERRIHEW, John R. MILLER, John H. MOONEY,
Wesley H. MOONEY, Wesley THORNE, W. THORNBURN, F. A.
VOORHEES, George VANDERPOOL, William ACKERT.