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3 Mrs. Maria More Seacord, daughter of 2 Edward Livingston More and Charity Stanley, d. Dec. 25, 1890, in Cortland, N. Y., aged 73 years, 7 months and 16 days.


Levi Bennett, husband of 4 Maria More, d. Sept 9, 1890, in Durhamville, Oneida county, N. Y., aged 82 years. 7 months and 23 days.

Burrett B. Bouton, husband of 4 Elizabeth Frisbee, d. Sept. 11, 1891, in Roxbury, Delaware county, N. Y., aged 43 years, 9 months and 7 days.

Mrs Emma Meck More, wife of 4 Edward Vandyke More, d. Dec. 6, 1890, in Castle, Montana, aged 27 years and 27 days.

John Nelson VanWagner, husband of 5 May Frisbee, d. Feb. 7, 1892, in Troy, N. Y., aged 38 years, 7 months and 23 days.



5 Fred More, son of 4 Wilson Page More and Elizabeth Hughes, from Grand George, N. Y., to Highmount, N. Y., from there to Phoenicia, N. Y., and from there to Bloomville, N. Y.

4 Homer Morgan More, son of 3 David Laraway More and Elizabeth Trathen, from Jersey City, N. J., to East Orange, N. J.

5 Taylor More, son of 4 Taylor More and Betsey P. Burrows, from Deposit, N. Y., to Chicago, Ill., and from there to Geneseo, N. Y.


4 Lyman Alexander More, son of 3 James More and Mary Ann Loomis, from Andover, Ohio, to Lodi, Medina county, Ohio.

5 William More, son of 4 Henry Dwight More and Elizabeth Kiersted, from Brooklyn, N. Y., to Rochelle Park, Westchester county, N. Y.


4 Eugene More Brewster, son of Iram Brewster and 3 Gertrude C. More, from Syracuse, Onondaga county, N. Y., to Denver, Col.

4 Mrs. Mary Sinclair Miller, daughter of Daniel Sinclair and 3 Abbey More, from Enterprise, Wallowa county, Oregon, to LaGrande, Union county, Oregon.

4 Anna Louise More, daughter of 3 Joseph H. More and Maria A. Simonson, from Lishas Kill, Albany county, N. Y., to Schenectady, N. Y.

5 Frank Northrop, son of George William Northrop and 4 Sarah Burr Gould, from Philadelphia, Pa., to New York City.

5 William More Roberts, son of Charles Robert Roberts and 4 Susan Angelina More, from Montpelier, Bear Lake county, Idaho, to Fossil, Uintah county, Wyoming.

5 William Horace and 5 Roger Duncan Sinclair, sons of 4 Duncan D. Sinclair and Mary A. Cavender, from Lishas Kill, Albany county, N. Y., to Schenectady, N. Y.

4 Mrs. Nancy Sinclair VanZandt, daughter of Daniel Sinclair and 3 Abbey More, from Lishas Kill, Albany county, N. Y., to Schenectady, N. Y.


4 Mrs. Elizabeth Decker Hilton, daughter of William Decker and 3 Jane More, from Andes, Delaware county, N. Y., to Margaretville, Delaware county, N. Y.

5 William Decker Hilton, son cf William S. Hilton and 4 Elizabeth Decker, from Clyde, Cloud county, Kansas, to Minneapolis, Minn.

5 Charles Herbert More, son of 4 James Ezekiel More and Caroline E. Falkner, from Medford, Mass., to Montpelier, Vermont.

5 Watson More Sanford, son of Edgar B. Sanfo d and 4 Harriet Jane More, from Liberty, Sullivan county, N. Y., to New York City.

5 George Liberty Shutts, son of Andrew Shutts and Deborah Permelia More, from Springfield, Mass., to South Framingham, Mass.


5 C. Bruce Smith, M. L., son of 4 J. Bruce Smith, M. D., and Addie Ball, from Millersburg, Bourbon county, Ky., to Louisville, Ky.

3 Jonas More Smith, son of David Smith and 2 Jane More, from Ashland, Greene county, N. Y., to Catskill, Greene county, N. Y.


5 Mrs. Annie Brasted Gray, daughter of Nathan Russel Brasted and 4 Adaline More, from Woodbine, Harrison county, Iowa, to Indianolo, Iowa.

5 Jessie More Greenman, son of William James Greenman and 4 Clarissa More, from North East, Erie county, Pa, to Philadelphia, Pa.

5 Job Elton Greenman, son of William James Greenman and 4 Clarissa More, from North East, Erie county, Pa, to Cleveland, O.

4 James H. More, M. D., son of 3 John B. More and Louisa J. Kelly, from Margaretville, Delaware county, N. Y., to Polo, Ogle county, Ill.


5 Mrs Anna Hanford Kentfield, daughter of William S. Hanford and 4 Elizabeth Sinclair, from Walton Delaware county, N. Y., to Morrison, Whitesides county, Ill.

5 Mrs. Carrie Beckwith Watt, daughter of Daniel Lewis Beckwith and 4 Harriet Louise More, from Angola, N. Y., to Braeton. N. Y., and from there to Kingsville, Ashtabula county, O.

5 Mrs. Elizabeth Marvin Wells, daughter of Matthew W. Marvin and 4 Isabella Sinclair, from Walton, Delaware county, N. Y., to Middletown, N. Y.


4 Charles Husted More, son of 3 George Frisbee More and Clarissa Sessions, from Ft. Dodge, Iowa, to Chicago, Ill.

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Philadelphia, Pa. Newark, N. J. Polo, Ill. New York City. New York City. Great Bend, Pa. Poughkeepsie. N Y. Philadelphia, Pa. Denver, Col.


The Executive Committee have decided to fix the date of the one day Reunion at Chicago on September 20, 1893. This time is selected as likely to be acceptable to a majority of those desiring to attend, the weather being cooler and the crowd probably smaller than at any time during the summer.

The programme of exercises will be purposely brief and mostly of a social nature. It will be arranged and sent out to all the cousins a sufficient time previous to secure the names of those who expect to attend.


The plan and rates of the above association were fully given in the last number of the JOURNAL with the design of arranging for the locating, together of many of the members of the family at the time of the Reunion and in securing a place for holding it Something less than a score of the cousins have engaged rooms and made the advanced payments.

The subjoined plan and rates fully explain the scheme. Any members of the family desiring accommodations will please engage them through Secretary D. F. More, 101 South Eleventh street, Newark, N. J.


The plan of this Association is to provide their accommodations and advantages to "Members of the Association" at special reduced rates on transferable membership tickets, and to require regular rates only

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of those guests who have not secured this membership.


Membership in the Association is limited to Christian people and the friends they may wish to join them. The membership fee is two dollars, is payable in advance and is good for one person only.


The following are the special reduced rates at which the Association will entertain their members during the Exposition:

For the majority of the rooms, $1 00 per day, per person. For the remainder of the rooms $1.25, $1.50, $1.75 or $2.00 per day, per person, according to location. At these rates, two persons and two only will be expected to occupy a room together. Double these rates will be charged for room occupied by one alone.

Regular rates to non-members will be $2 00 to $5.00 per day. per person, not less than two in a room. The advantages of membership will there fore be readily seen.

Members are requested to state on their application blank which rate they desire to pay per day. This rate with the present corresponding accommodations will be guaranteed to them by contract, and will not be subject to change with future advances in


There are no undesirable accommodations in the building. The dollar accommodations are in rooms facing on an open, airy court. These rooms are of the same size as the others, and have equal light, ventilation and furnishings, but they have no street view.

No membership fee will be required for children under 15 years of age, and their accommodations will be furnished them at half rates.


As a guarantee that the accommodations reserved will be used, each member engaging accommodations for thirty days or under, is required to make four advance payments of $2.50 each. These insta'lments can be made payable at the option of the member, provided the first one is made within sixty days of the date of the application, and the total amount on or before April 1, 1893.

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Hon. George Graham Decker, treasurer of the General Committee of the Reunion, and permanent treasurer of The More Family Association, resides in Margaretville, Delaware county, New York, which has been his home since the year 1849, at which time, in co-partnership with his uncle, Hon. Edward I. Burhans, he opened a general store there. He purchased his uncle's interest in 1858 and continued the business with good success until 1876, when he sold out to his son-in-law, Orson A. Swart. In 1891 he aided in establishing the People's Bank of Margaretville, and was elected President of the same, which position he occupies at the present time.

He has owned and operated six different farms in the vicinity, and for several years he manufactured butter firkins and tubs, for which there is such an extensive demand in that section.

In public life he has occupied the positions of Postmaster and Supervisor of Middletown, and was electa member or the New York Assembly in 1875. He united with the Methodist Church in Roxbury in 1848, and has for many years been one of the most prominent lay members of that denomination in that section of the State.

In 1849 Mr. Decker married Catharine H More, daughter of Alexander More, of Roxbury.

One of the conditions upon which Mr. Decker agreed to remain in Margaretville, after he had been there a short time, was that a church should be built and regular preaching services established, as only an occasional meeting was at that time held in the school house just outside the village. Subscribing liberally himself he canvassed the community and in ten days secured enough funds to erect the first Methodist Church of the place-a frame structure which is still standing and occupied by another denomination, a larger and more modern building having been erected by the Methodists se veral years ago. Mr. Decker has been an officer in the church from the beginning and superintendent of the Sabbath School much of the time. He has been ready to aid in every enterprise that has helped the growth and prosperity of the place. He gave the land for the beautiful cemetary located near the village and aided in the development of the Catskill Mountain Fair Association which has such fine grounds and buildings in the vicinity.


REV. JAMES HENRY MORE, M. D. None of the FOUR HUNDRED cousins who were at the Reunion need be told the name of him whose face we give above. All will remember him as the efficient Recording Secretary of the General Committee and the chief speaker of the occasion. Much of the success of the Reunion was due to his wise counsels and hearty co-operation. We propose no extended sketch of his life and character here, that will be found in the History. To those, if there are any of the cousins who do not have a personal acquaintance with him, we would say that he is the son of 3 John Benjamin More and grandson of 2 James, the son of 1 John More, father of us all. He was born in Halcottville, Delaware county, New York, in 1829, and early in life developed a love for the study and practice of medicine, which profession he entered in Polo, Ogle county, Illinois, in 1855, but his conscience would not allow him to spend his life in it, as he felt called of God to preach the Gospel. Yielding to this call to duty, and being a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he entered its ministry in 1860.

His first charges were Harvard and Richmond, Illinois. From the latter charge he entered the

army as Chaplain of the 95th Illinois Voluntee Infantry, and served until the close of the war, when he again became a pastor at Mount Morris and Kankakie. From 1868 to 1872 he was Presiding Elder of Dixon District. He was then in succession stationed at Sterling and Sycamore; then for four years he was Presiding Elder of Freeport District. He then became pastor of Western Avenue Church, Chicago. Here his health failed and he went to Dakota Territory and opened a farm, and at his own charges organized and kept up church services among his neighbors. He was chosen a member of the Constitutional Convention, and was chairman of the Committes on Schools and School Lands, and by his efforts such safeguards were thrown around the school lands as will in time greatly enrich the school funds of South Dakota. In 1886 he returned to Delaware county, New York, and engaged in business for four years, at the same time his recovering health enabling him to preach occasionally, he being in demand wherever known, as supply for pulpits, and as frequently invited by churches of other denominations as his own.

In 1890 he was suddenly called by the death of his farmer, to visit South Dakota. He did not return to the East, but has been again stationed over a church in the vicinity of his old home in Polo, Ogle county, Illinois.


A glance at the list of deaths in this issue shows that the Grim Destroyer is no respecter of persons or position. The unwelcome guest has entered alike the farmhouse and the palatial mansion and has borne from each loved and cherished members of the household, leaving alike in each home the same deep sense of bereavement. One of the fated ones, has, in his departure, created a vacancy, in the world of affairs, that will probably never be filled-the peculiar combination of ability and opportunity that made his achievements possible is not likely to occur again.

We speak, of course, of the death of Mr, Jay Gould, son of Mary, daughter of Alexander T. More, the chairman of our Monument Committee and at the time of his death a member of the Historical Comt mittee. We little thought when we gave his portrait and a brief sketch of his life in the first issue of the JOURNAL that we should chronicle his death in the next-it is surely an impressive example of the uncertainty of life. If any of our readers had not been acquainted with the leading events of his life before his death the newspapers have certainly informed them before this, for it is safe to say that no man has died during our century whose death has met with a wider mention by the public press.

In point of ability he was confessedly the most conspicuous member of our family, and in extent of achievements he will take rank among the most remarkable men of our own or any preceeding age. He was essentially a self-made man. From a lad of twelve years he helped himself, educated himself-a natural mathematican he acquired his profession as a civil engineer almost without instruction. He was employed scarcely at all-he employed and guided others long before he reached his majority.

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a born leader and master of men, he used them-led them-supervised them-laid all his own plans and directed others in their execution with a clear vision, a skillful management and unyielding tenacity.

The breadth of his accumulated and extended interests and the magnitude of the fortune he acquired,

when carefully survayed, impress the beholder as do the achievements of a Napoleon or a Caesar, and in point of personal ability he should without doubt be placed in the rank with them. But if his accomplishments in the external world of affairs command our attention his temperate and unsulled home life compels our admiration. His footsteps always led him with delight from the office, not to the club or race course, but to the bosom of his family. There was his haven of rest, his heaven of enjoyment. In the midst of his magnificent conservatory, among his grazing herds, in the quiet of his well stocked library or mingling in the joys of the family circle, he spent those hours which so many modern capitalists spend in widely different and by no means so ennobling surroundings.

He will be missed-widely missed-in the many Boards of Directors where his wise counsel was so welcome; in the Stock Exchange, where he was respected and feared; in the office, where the control of all his varied interests centre; but above all and more keenly than all will he be missed in his beautiful and quiet home where he was so highly respected and ardently loved. For that sorrowing home we all crave the comfort that comes from on high.

THE GENEALOGICAL RECORD. When the record came into the hands of the Historical Committee in 1889, it contained the names of 622 descendants of John More. The Record was first written by John Wesley Frisbee about 1840, the year John More died leaving 222 living descendants. A few years ago Mrs. Kate Frisbee McKinley, daughter of Mr. Frisbee, through her own acquaintance and an extended correspondence increased the names to the 622 mentioned above. The record as given to the committee contained only the names, residence and order of descent.

Through the efforts of the committee the number of names enrolled have grown to 1,185, an addition of 563 names. It now gives name, line of descent, name of husband or wife, with their parentage; places of birth, residence and death, dates of birth, marriage and death.

Of course, changes are constantly occurring. These can be entered in the history up to the date of last reading of proof before going to press After the book is issued the changes will be entered in a book prepared for that purpose, hence to secure the most complete accuracy in the printed record it is very important that all changes, births, marriages, deaths and changes of residence be sent in as soon as they Occur. They will be carefully entered in the history if in time, or in the permanent record if too late.

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