Saturday, June 27, 2015

P. J. Daggett, Grocer, Great Valley (Cattaraugus County), NY

P. J. Daggett, Grocer, Great Valley (Cattaraugus Co), NY taken between 1905-1910
[courtesy Great Valley Town Historian 2015]


Pliny or Plinn J. Daggett was born 21 September 1863 in the town of Eagle (Wyoming County), New York to Charles Daggett and his wife Lucy Dennis. [1] Charles S. Daggett (1825-1899) and his wife Lucy E. (1833-1921) are buried in the Grace Cemetery in Castile, Wyoming County, New York. [2]

Pliny was enumerated as a 6-year-old and a 16-year-old respectively with his parents during the 1870 [3] and 1880 [4] federal censuses in the town of Pike, Wyoming County, New York. His father was listed as a farmer. These census records show that he had siblings Nelson, Allen, Edwin and Mary E. Daggett (born about 1870). Neither Pliny nor his father could readily be found in the 1892 state census.

In 1900, Pliny was listed as a grocer in the village of Castile, Wyoming County, New York. His wife was Mary E. born February 1866 in New York. They had been married eleven years and she was the mother of one child, Ada J. Daggett, born in July of 1898. This census indicated that they lived on Clinton Street and owned their home mortgage-free. [5]

Cleveland Monument
Sugartown Cemetery, Great Valley, NY
courtesy Mark Johnston
Plinn married Mary Cleveland ca. 1889. Mary Cleveland was born in the town of Great Valley to Aaron Cleveland and his wife Catherine Learn. [6] Aaron was the son of Brainard Cleveland and his wife Betsy Eddy according to a biography of the family in a county history book. [7] The biography indicated that Brainard was a native of Connecticut and moved with his parents to Wyoming County, New York in 1825 thence to the town of Machias in Cattaraugus County, New York. He then moved to the town of Humphrey in Cattaraugus County in 1833 and finally settled in Great Valley in 1865 where his son Aaron lived. Aaron's wife Catherine was the daughter of Joseph Learn. [8] Brainard Cleveland (1788-1867), his wife Betsy (1797-1847), Aaron Cleveland (1821-1899) and his wife Catherine (1832-1904) are all buried in the Sugartown Cemetery in Great Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York. [9]

In 1905 and 1910, Pliny and his family lived in the town of Great Valley (Cattaraugus County), New York and operated a grocery store there. In 1905, he was listed on Ellicottville Road next door to Joanna Brewer (Mutton Hollow Road was enumerated just after this road). [10] In 1910, Plinn's was the first house listed on Mutton Hollow Road. It was noted on this census that his wife Mary was the mother of three children with two living. John Morton with his wife Minnie, father-in-law James Warren and three daughters Ada, Gladys and Carrie lived two doors down. [11]

By 1915, Pliny and his family were living further north in the village of Wilson, Niagara County, New York. He was listed as having no occupation then. [12]

The family then found their feet again financially when he is listed in Plymouth, Wayne County, Michigan. He is listed as having a grocery store in his home on 212 North Main Street. Once again he owned his home mortgage-free. Both his daughters continued to live with him and his wife. [13]

Pliny and his wife Mary found themselves living along by their golden years in 1930. They owned a home on North Union Street in Plymouth by that time. Pliny’s brother Edwin and his wife Mary were renting a house just two doors down. Neither Pliny nor Edwin had an occupation listed. [14]

Plinn’s daughter Ada never married and died in 1986. She was buried in the same cemetery as her parents, Riverside Cemetery. [15] It appears that Plinn’s brother Nelson was also buried there. [16] The daughter Mildred did get married to Earl Wellman in 1922 in Detroit. The marriage record listed her mother’s maiden name as Cleveland. [17] She lived until the year 2003. Mildred and Earl, also buried in Riverside Cemetery, [18] were the parents of at least two children, James and Ruth. [19]



Sources:

[1] Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KFQ4-BR6 : accessed 6 March 2015), Plinn J Daggett, 08 Jun 1936; citing Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, United States, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing; FHL microfilm 1,972,942.

[2]“Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2P-BD2V : accessed 7 June 2015), Charles S Daggett, 1899; Burial, Castile, Wyoming, New York, United States of America, Grace Cemetery; citing record ID 73270506, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

[3] United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M82Z-JZS : accessed 7 June 2015), Charles Dagget, New York, United States; citing p. 23, family 208, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,618.

[4] United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZNK-XQQ : accessed 7 June 2015), Charles Daggett, Pike, Wyoming, New York, United States; citing enumeration district 209, sheet 248D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0948; FHL microfilm 1,254,948.

[5] “United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSPC-BY5 : accessed 6 March 2015), Plina Daggett, Castile Township Castile village, Wyoming, New York, United States; citing sheet 5A, family 122, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,179.

[6] “Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KFQH-MHF : accessed 7 March 2015), Mary Cleveland Daggett, 24 Nov 1948; citing Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, United States, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing; FHL microfilm 1,972,942.

[7] Greene, Laura, Coordinator of Cattaraugus County Bio Project, Town of Great Valley Biographical Sketches (transcribed by various individuals), USGenWeb project (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycattar/bios.htm : accessed 6 June 2015) citing Adams, William, editor, Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus Co. NY, (Syracuse, NY: Lyman and Horton Co., 1893), p. 696.

[8] Ibid.

[9] Frank, Esther, transcriber, Sugartown Cemetery, Great Valley, NY, Painted Hills Genealogical Society (http://www.paintedhills.org/CATTARAUGUS/SUGARTOWNCEM.html : accessed 7 June 2015).

[10] New York, State Census, 1905, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVBR-5CM : accessed 7 June 2015), Plinn J Taggett, Great Valley, A.D. 02, E.D. 02, Cattaraugus, New York; citing p. 18, line 39, state population census schedules, 1905; GS microfilm 584496.

[11] United States Census, 1910," index and images, HeritageQuest, accessed 6 March 2015, Plum J. Daggett, Great Valley, Cattaraugus, New York; Roll: T624_926; Page: 9B, family 171; Enumeration District:0062; NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm: 1374939

[12] "New York, State Census, 1915," Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9LF-SNT : accessed 28 June 2015), Plinn J Daggett, Wilson, Niagara, New York, United States; from "New York, State Census, 1915," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing p. 03, line 1, state population census schedules, 1915, New York State Archives, Albany.

[13] “United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZ4C-WNG : images accessed via HeritageQuest 6 March 2015), Plinn I Daggett, Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing sheet 3A, family 65, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,821.

[14] "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X737-V61 : accessed via HeritageQuest 6 March 2015), Plinn Daggett, Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1033, sheet 18A, family 502, line 22, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1075; FHL microfilm 2,340,810.

[15] "Find A Grave Index," Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVD-5KZW : accessed 28 June 2015), Ada Daggett, 1986; Burial, Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, United States of America, Riverside Cemetery; citing record ID 10991493, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

[16] "Find A Grave Index," Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVD-5KZD : accessed 28 June 2015), Nelson W. Daggett, 1929; Burial, Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, United States of America, Riverside Cemetery; citing record ID 10992856, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

[17] "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQ9J-K34 : accessed 28 June 2015), Earl W. Willman and Mildred Daggett, 12 Oct 1922; citing Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, v 10 rn 237356, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,342,753.

[18] "Find A Grave Index," Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVD-5TM6 : accessed 28 June 2015), Mildred E. Wellman, 2003; Burial, Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, United States of America, Riverside Cemetery; citing record ID 10990489, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

[19] Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, Plymouth, MI; Obituary of James A. Wellman (August 21, 1925-September 1, 2014); http://www.schrader-howell.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1391709 accessed 28 June 2015.

1 comment:

  1. Lest any of us imagine that roads were paved and sidewalks were passable in rainy weather in small towns in the early 1900's, your photograph would indicate otherwise. And I would guess that most of the towns in America at that time were small towns. It's a great photo!

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