Here goes! First Hiram W.'s ancestry:
He was the 6th and youngest child (3rd son) of THOMAS N. KEATOR and Elizabeth (Betsy) Drum. Thomas N. was born in Marbletown, NY, baptized 5/25/1775. He died before 1820, when his widow Betsy is listed in the 1820 US Census for Rhinebeck as Head of family.
Thomas N. was the 9th of 13 children of
NICHOLAS KEATOR and Mary Nottingham. Nicholas was born in Marbletown, bpt. 9/22/1728; d. 3/12/1820. A farmer, churchman & public servant, he was one of the founders of the Dutch Reformed Church in Marbletown in 1737; served as Commissioner of Highways and Fence Viewer (an important job in those days!); he signed the Articles of Association (the "Revolutionary Pledge") in 1775. His wife Mary was the daughter of Thomas Nottingham and Susan Delamater, and grand-daughter of Captain William Nottingham, the first town clerk of Marbletown. Nicholas was the 2nd son of
MELGERT KEATOR and Deborah Kinney. Melgert b. Marbletown, bpt. 3/30/1701; d. uncertain, but his will was probated 6/28/1793. Melgert was a leading citizen of Marbletown. He served in the Foot Company of Militia of Marbletown, 1738, under Captain Daniel Brodhead and his own brother, Sergeant Thomas Keator. Like his son, he was a signer of the Articles of Association in 1775.
Melgert was the oldest son of
NICHOLAS MELCHERTSE KEATOR and Jane van der Mark (ofter spelled Vandermark). Nicholas was born in Marbletown ca. 1675; died aft. 1736. A freeholder of land in Marbletown, he inherited his father's military tradition. As early as 1692 he and his brother Richard (Rut) Melchertse were listed as privates detached from Ulster County to serve in Major Peter Schuyler's Company defending the Albany frontier against the French. Nicholas was the oldest son of
MELCHIOR (MELGERT) CLAESSEN KEATOR, b. Netherlands ca. 1645, d. aft 1701 and Susanna Richards. Melchior was a professional soldier in the employ of the Dutch West India Company, and was retained in a similar capacity by the British after they captured Nieuw Amsterdam and renamed it New York in 1664. He is the founder of the Keator family in America.
Now for Hiram's descendants:
According to ADK, he had 6 children:
1) John, b. 10/9/1854 in Leyden, Wis. d. 8/15/1905 in Center Twp., Wis. He married Louisa Gumerck; 2 children, Roy & Clinton.
2) Lulu M, b. 10/2/1857 in Leyden; d. 6/22/1931. Married 12/24/1887 John Davis (1854-1942). 2 children, Laura & Edward.
3) Hiram Withrow, Jr. b. 1859, d. 6/15/1939
4) George Michael, b. 6/14/1864 in Leyden, d. 10/6/1945 in Evansville, Wis. He married (1) Sarah Young of Prairie du Chien, Wis.
(2) Ella S. Powers. 1 child, Helen, b. 4/7/1889 in Springfield Mo. Helen m. 6/6/1911, John Sherman Sloan, b. 10/17/1889, d. 1947. They had 3 children (i) Paul Moulton Sloan, b. 7/8/1912. He m. 12/22/1935 Meredith Eileen Milliken (b. 1/26/1918); 1 child, Susan Kay, b. 3/14/1943. (ii) Eleanor Bernice Sloan, b. 6/30/1915. She m. 5/22/36 Ray Luther Streu; 2 ch. John Ray, b. 5/12/40 and James Michael, b. 9/23/45.
(iii) Betty Lou Sloan, b. 10/18/1928; m. 12/1/46, Charles Robert Baecht, b. 10/8/24 in San Diego. 2 ch., Patricia Lynn, b. 4/17/48 and Lawrence Robert, b. 11/14/51.
5)Harry M., b. 1868; d. unmarried, in Madison, Wis., 8/19/1936.
6) Charles Irwin, b. 6/6/1974 in Leyden. He married (1) Winifred Fracy, b. 7/3/1879. 2 ch., Winnie Fern, b. 12/20/1897 in Center Twp., Wis and Florence, b. 1/21/1902 in Janesville, d. 1/13/51 in Cicero, Ill
Winnie Fern m. 11/6/1920 Otto Steinkraus; 1 ch., Otto, Jr., b. 1/13/21.
Florence m. 1/13/1892, Harold Nelson.
Charles Irwin married (2) Gertie Edith Douyette, b. 8/12/1880 in Neillsville, Wis. 3 ch., Melvina Gertie, b. 6/20/1915; Laura May, b. 1/10/1919; Charles Laurence, b. 1/14/1922.
Melvina married 8/14/44, in Minocqua, Wis., Eugene Edward Kline.
Laura May m. 2/26/43, in Minocqua, Thomas Johnson; 1 ch., Lorraine, b. 1/22/47 in Wausau, Wis.
Charles Laurence m. 4/19/42 in Minocqua, Doretta Trapp; 2 ch., Gary Charles, b. 7/9/47 and Sherrie May, b. 5/14/52.
Apologies for the length of this; I hope it confirms what you already know, or gives you something new you didn't have before.
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