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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 1398 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.]

The Stewart family herein recorded are of Scotch ancestry, Neil Stewart, the grandfather, having been born in Scotland.

(II) David, son of Neil Stewart, was born in Luzerne, Warren county, New York, and was a farmer and hotel keeper of the town of Mayfield, Fulton county, New York. He was a man of strong character and was prominent in the business and public affairs of the town. His farm and hotel were situated near the village of Mayfield, and was his home until death. He was a strong Democrat and served several terms as justice of the peace. He married (first) Ann Burdick, who bore him six children. He married (second) Gertrude Wills. Children by first marriage:

  1. Edward, married Mary Etta Close, and had a son David.
  2. Cyrus, of whom further;
  3. William;
  4. Elizabeth, married John Titcomb;
  5. Sarah, married Edward Christie.

Children by second wife: Earl and Berenice.

(III) Cyrus, only son of David and Ann (Burdick) Stewart, was born in Mayfield, Fulton county, New York, November 9, 1842, died April 15, 1892. He was well-educated, attending Kingsboro Academy under Professor Sprague, and finishing his education largely by lone application to his books at night and in the intervals when he was supposed to be resting or sleeping. He became a well-known instructor, having held many responsible positions in Fulton, Montgomery and Albany counties, also in the city of Albany and in Fort Edward Collegiate Institute. After retiring from teaching he engaged in the life and fire insurance business, and also had the settling of large estates. He was prominent in Democratic local politics, serving for many years as chairman of the district committee and doing active campaign work. In 1876 he was the party candidate for assembly and in 1889-90 member of the Democratic state committee. He was prominent in the Masonic order, being past master of ———— Lodge No. 428, and grand lecturer of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of New York state, an exalted position he held many years. He was district deputy grand master of Free and Accepted Masons. In 1869 he was Democratic member of the Fulton board of school commissioners. He was one of the organizers of the Merchants and Manufacturers Bank in 1877 and vice-president until his death. In 1890 he was appointed department superintendent of state banking department. In whatever position he, was placed he always acquitted himself with honor and was everywhere recognized as a man of unusual ability and force of character.

He married, October 9, 1866, Eugenia D., born October 9, 1845, daughter of Henry Grosvenor and Sarah Ann (Wooster) Enos. Children:

  1. Sarah Elizabeth, born May 4, 1868;
  2. William Henry, born December 23, 1870, married, September 10, 1900, Pearl Chatterton; children:
    1. Eugenia D., born December 12, 1902,
    2. David and
    3. Walter.

Henry Grosvenor Enos was a son of Elihu and Dotha (Johnson) Enos, of Connecticut. Elihu Enos was born June 4, 1783, and was a tanner and currier. He married Dotha Johnson, born November 5, 1792. Children:

  1. Esther, born September 12, 1813;
  2. Henry Grosvenor, of whom further;
  3. Jacob, July 5, 1816;
  4. Talmadge, December 9, 1817;
  5. Earl, January 10, 1819;
  6. Elihu, January 29, 1823;
  7. Truman,, March 22, 1825;
  8. Eugene W., September 18, 1827;
  9. John Summerfield, December 9, 1828, district attorney of Fulton county;
  10. Hannah Fidelia, March 10, 1836.

Henry Grosvenor, son of Elihu Enos, was born in Connecticut, November 8, 1814, died in Johnstown, New York, January 21, 1892. He was a lawyer and known as Judge Enos. He married Sarah Ann Wooster, born in Duanesburg, New York, May 12, 1820, died April 22, 1881. Children:

  1. Elihu Filmore, married Ann Button; children: Henry G., Elizabeth B., and John Summerfield;
  2. Louisa, married Thomas F. Kane;
  3. Eugenia D., married Cyrus Stewart.

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