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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:
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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1500-1501 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.]

William Munson, son of William Oscar and Ann (Patrick) Munson, was born in Hebron, Washington county, New York. He learned the trade of blacksmith, which he followed for two years in Hartford, Washington county, after which time he went into the hotel business, first in Hartford, then in Middle Granville, where he remained about two years, and then went to Granville and conducted the old Woodard Hotel. On the site of the old building he erected the present Munson House, of which he was the proprietor a number of years, retiring in 1905. Since then he has managed the Forrest House at Lake St. Catherine, besides engaging in real estate business. He has held the office of town supervisor. He married, July 10, 1882, Clarissa Caroline Lincoln (see Lincoln II). Children:

  1. Dr. William Leslie, of whom further;
  2. Oscar P., of whom further.

(II) Dr. William Leslie, son of William and Clarissa Caroline (Lincoln) Munson, was born November 1, 1886, in Granville, Washington county, New York. He was educated in the public school of Granville, Albany Medical College, from which he was graduated in the class of 1908. He was house physician and surgeon in Albany City Hospital from 1908 to 1909. He is now practicing in Granville. He is a member of the county and New York State medical societies; member of Lodge No. 55, Free and Accepted Masons, of Granville.

(II) Oscar P., son of William and Clarissa Caroline (Lincoln) Munson, was born in Granville, July 25, 1887. He was educated in the public school of Granville and Troy Conference Academy. He entered Granville National Bank in 1907, and is now assistant cashier of that institution. He married Madeline, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Wescott) Woodard. Daniel Woodard, son of Daniel and Anna (Case) Woodard, married Mary, daughter of James and Lydia (Marten) McNitt. Children:

  1. Lydia, married William Shaw;
  2. James McNitt married (first) Georgia Bocker; (second) Elizabeth Stetson;
  3. Emma, married Captain Joseph Hays;
  4. Daniel, of whom further;
  5. Frances;
  6. Martin;
  7. Ely, married Nettie Bush.

Daniel, son of Daniel and Mary (McNitt) Woodard, was born January 7, 1854, in Hebron, Washington county, New York. He married Elizabeth, daughter of James and Elizabeth (Warren) Westcott. Children:

  1. Ethel, married, December 25, 1908, Dr. W. D. Coolidge; one child, Elizabeth Belnap;
  2. Allan J., born 1885, married Mary Allen;
  3. Madeline, born 1890, married Oscar P. Munson.

(The Lincoln Line)

Harvey Lincoln was probably born in Hebron, Washington county, New York. He married Lucy Farrar. Children:

  1. Lucy, married David Thompson;
  2. Blossmer, died young;
  3. William P., of whom further;
  4. Lewis B., died young;
  5. Lewis A., died young;
  6. Homer, married Sarah Gardiner;
  7. Laura Louise, married Edwin Hannibal;
  8. Merrett C., married Clarissa Rafbo.

(II) William Philetus, son of Harvey and Lucy (Farrar) Lincoln, was born in Danby, Vermont, April 11, 1822, died August 11, 1885. He lived in Danby, Vermont, during his early life, then in Rupert, Vermont, and later removed to Hebron, Washington county, New York, where he resided until his death. He was a farmer, owning lands in these different sections of Vermont and New York state. He was reared in the Baptist church, but later joined the Adventists, in which he became an active member, leading the singing for many years. He was a man of sterling integrity and highly respected by all who knew him.

He married, February, 1844, Maria Hay. Children:

  1. Helen R., born December 30, 1844; married Charles Hudson, one son, Sidney.
  2. David W., October 16, 1846; married Fannie R. Burke; one son, Orien.
  3. Lucy Ann, December 24, 1848; married Aaron Loveland; children:
    1. William, married Gladys Coolidge, and has one child, Kenneth;
    2. Frederick;
    3. Elbert.
  4. Mary Augusta, March 31, 1851; married John Moore; Children:
    1. Jay;
    2. Etta, married Charles Chamberlain, two children, Florence and Leon;
    3. Minnie, married Ray Hanna, two children: Marietta and Earnest.
  5. Clarissa Caroline, married, July 10, 1882, William Munson.

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