West Winfield Society for the Promotion of Temperance

Auxiliary to the Herkimer County Temperance Society

List of Members

Note on original: "This list is contained in a small homemade book once the property of Columbus A. Morgan & now [Note: 1928] in the possession of Mrs. Clara Perkins Gates, West Winfield, N.Y. The book also contains a copy of the society's bylaws. This and the list of names are all in the same handwriting, presumably that of Columbus A. Morgan. No date appears anywhere in the book. The date can not, however, have been later than 1835, since Benjamin Cole, one of the members listed, died in April of that year. The earliest possible date is difficult to determine with exactness, with the data now at hand; but it probably was about 1826 or a little later. Roxey Ann Huntley was born in 1812, & might have joined before 1826, since an article of bylaws denies the right to vote, to members under fourteen. Hannah Morgan, a half-sister of Columbus Morgan, was born in 1819, and may be the Hannah Morgan here listed, which would place the earliest date at about 1830 or later. The name "Aurena McKee" also appears; there was no Aurena in the McKee family, but Currence, wife of James McKee Sr, came from Vermont in March 1826; & Betsey Carcena Eldred was married to Samuel McKee in March 1829; either Currence or Carcena might have been misread Aurena from the original signature and have been so written by Mr. Morgan in his list. It seems more likely to have been Currence, since Mr. Morgan would have been familiar with the name of Betsey Carcena Eldred McKee."

A. P. G. [Note: Alice Payne Garden]

Babcock, TheodothiaBarber, Olive C
Barber, Keziah EBemis, Nelson
Carrier, BetseyChamplin, Oressa
Carver, JohnCole, Benjamin
Chaffee, AbigailCrandall, Nathaniel C
Champlin, Joseph W
Dewey, Avery W
Eaton, James
Green, EmilyGuild, Miranda
Guild, Anson C
Harwood, Benjm FHoward, Betsey
Hascall, James SHubbert, Clarissa
Hascall, BetseyHuntley, Roxey Ann
Jones, AlmiraJones, Josiah
Jones, JaneJones, Emeline
Kelsey, David
Lawton, Wm
McKee, AurenaMorgan, Corning
Moffitt, Eben?Morgan, Columbus A
Moffitt, Hannah AMorgan, Hannah
Morgan, EbenezerMorgan, Susanna
Morgan, John IMurdock, Perez
Morgan, MaryMurdock, Harriet
Morgan, Maria T
Newell, Isaac DNorthrop, Nathaniel
Newell, Sarah G
Preston, Luna
Randall, Susan PRogers, Charles G
Randall, Elisha
Schoby, JerushaStickney, James M
Smith, Samuel GStanley, Jane R
Smith, AliceStanly, Rebecca
Tanner, StephenThayer, Ebenezer
Thayer, LewisTompkins, Sally
Thayer, MaryTown, Sewell
Walker, JerushaWilliams, Hannah
Warner, MatthiasWoodberry, Luke
Warner, MaryWoodberry, Luke Jr.
Wheeler, RufusWoodberry, Hurburt
Williams, RalphWoodruff, Dwight A
Williams, Matilda

Copied 1928 by Alice Payne Garden, Gen. Winfield Scott Chapter N. S. D. A. R., West Winfield, N.Y.

The original typescript of this list is bound in the Miscellaneous Compiled Records of the D.A.R., Volume 15, 1928-29, available for your personal viewing in the genealogy room at the New York City Public Library. For further information about persons named, please visit or order a search from the Herkimer County Historical Society.

This rare list of an early Herkimer County organization was prepared by volunteer Dick Nabinger. Dick's family arrived in Herkimer County in the mid-19th century:

"My family search in Herkimer county centers around Nabingers with side trips to Miller and any other connections that I come across. My great grandfather, Jacob C. Nabinger married an Emma G. Miller in Herkimer Co. somewhere. Jacob came to Herkimer sometime between 1849 and 1852 when he was five years old with his father Andreas. I have the bare information back to Germany but only a bare start and hope to find more in Herkimer County." Dick Nabinger

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