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[This information is from Vol. II, pp. 765-766 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

Joseph and Mary Child lived and died at St. Ives, England. They had one son, Joseph, the progenitor of the Child family of Troy, New York, herein considered.

(II) Joseph (2), son of Joseph (1) and Mary Child, was born in St. Ives, England, October 21, 1789, died in the city of Brooklyn, New York, April, 1829. He came to the United States in September, 1824, and settled in Brooklyn, New York, where he followed the trade of boat builder. He married, in England, October 21, 1813, Penelope, daughter of Thomas Tengle, of Kettering, England. She died in Brooklyn, January 11, 1863. Children, first eight born in England:

  1. Mary, married William S. Alexander; died 1877.
  2. Susan, married (first) Simeon C. Decker; (second) James Holmes; died July, 1878.
  3. Joseph, see forward.
  4. Penelope, died young.
  5. Thomas, died young.
  6. Penelope, died young.
  7. Charlotte, married, in Brooklyn, Matthew J. Clough; died in 1874.
  8. Thomas, died young.
  9. Ellen, born in New York City, 1825; married, in Brooklyn, 1853, Joseph Harrison; removed to San Francisco, California; married (second) Brittain Holmes, of Buffalo, New York.
  10. George Henry, died in infancy.

(III) Joseph (3), son of Joseph (2) and Penelope (Tengle) Child, was born in St. Ives, England, June 1, 1817. His parents came to the United States when he was seven years of age. He was educated in the Brooklyn (New York) schools, and was for many years engaged in mercantile life there. He married (first) in Fenton, Michigan, Fidelia, daughter of Rev. Ira Dunning, the officiating clergyman. She died August 13, 1850, in New York City. Children:

  1. Fidelia Matilda, married, in 1874, Alexander M. Davenport, of Brooklyn, New York.
  2. Caroline,. married, in 1870, Elias S. Platt, of Kings Park, New York.
  3. Milton D., died in Lansingburg, New York, February 16, 1872.

Joseph Child married (second) in Brooklyn, 1853, Agnes, daughter of Rev. James Johnston, the officiating clergyman. Children:

  1. James J., see forward.
  2. Agnes, born February 15, 1856.
  3. Euphemia, born January 11, 1858.
  4. Josephine, born July 29, 1859.
  5. Kate, born June 24, 1861.
  6. Susan, born March 6, 1863.
  7. Minnie, born July 1, 1865.

(IV) James J., son of Joseph (3) and Agnes (Johnston) Child, was born in Brooklyn, New York, April 22, 1854. His parents removed to Troy, New York, in 1862. He was educated in the Lansingburg Seminary and Lansingburg Academy in 1871. He first started to work for the Troy & Boston Railroad Company in Troy; later for the Lebanon Springs Railroad as station agent, and December 8, 1872, as a clerk in the employ of David Judson, a prominent business man, dealing in coal, with yards and office in Lansingburg and Troy. Here he was destined to remain for the remainder of his business life. He was soon appointed manager of their retail business at Lansingburg, and upon Mr. Judson's death in 1881 he formed a partnership with his late employer's son, David A. Judson, and continued the business until May 1, 1893, when he organized the James J. Child Coal Company, of which he is president and treasurer. The company is one of the very largest concerns in the coal business in all northern New York, conducting only a wholesale business. The company has always been prosperous, and ranks among the leading interests of Troy. Mr. Child is a public-spirited, progressive man, and takes a leading part in public affairs. He was a trustee of Olivet Presbyterian Church and an elder for many years. About 1896 he became a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, and continues his activity in that body. He is a member of the Troy Club and other organizations of his city. Politically he is a Republican, and was police commissioner at Lansingburg two years. He has been president of the North End Young Men's Christian Association fourteen years; director in the People's Bank several years; director in the Security Trust Company, and on the executive committee; director of the Samaritan Hospital; officer in the Troy Orphan Asylum, and a director of the Boys' Club. He is president of the board of trustees of Westminister Presbyterian Church. He married, April 1, 1882, Marion E., daughter of Duane Lockwood, of Lansingburg. Children:

  1. Milton Duane, born January 7, 1883, died August 13, 1887.
  2. Grace A., born May 20, 1886.
  3. Dudley L., born January 11, 1890.
  4. Mildred I., born August 20, 1892.

Amelia (Bradford) Lockwood, wife of Duane Lockwood and mother of Mrs. Marion E. (Lockwood) Child, was born in the village of Lansingburg in 1822, died in 1895, daughter of John Bradford, born in the north of Ireland, and Jane (Bradford) Bradford (his cousin). John Bradford was an only son of well-to-do Irish parents. He emigrated to America, and settling in Lansingburg had among his household goods a piano, which was at that time an object of great interest, people coming from the surrounding country to see and hear it played upon. Children:

  1. Amelia, married Duane Lockwood.
  2. Martha, died young.
  3. Jane, died in 1905, unmarried.
  4. Margaret, married Joseph Sherman, born July 25, 1818, died in Half Moon, New York, January 16, 1879; children: John, Sarah, Jane, Alfred A., Emma Frances, Margaret.

Duane and Amelia (Bradford) Lockwood were the parents of three children:

  1. Marion E., married James J. Child, as aforementioned.
  2. Charles D., an attorney of Troy, New York.
  3. William A., of Troy, New York.

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