Hiram Marcy Family
Submitted by Ginny Schroeder, 2002 & 2006
Hiram is the son of Clinton Marcy. Clinton was born in Hartland VT. He moved to Rushford, NY before 1820. About 1822 he moved to Harmony NY. He was one of the founders of Open Meadows Methodist Church , which was founded in 1833 and was originally known as the Ebenezer Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Clinton Marcy Esquire of Harmony, performed marriages in 1836. There is a book "History and Genealogy of John Marcy 1662-1724 Woodstock, Conn. and many of his descendants Eleven Generations" written by Charles Edney Marcy in 1980 that is available at the Buffalo and Erie County Library. The following was taken from the book. I'm not sure when the house was built, but the photo with the horses and all the furniture on the lawn was taken about 1900. The small children is my grandmother Florence Marcy-Root and her sister Mary Victoria (May) Marcy-Tanner. It was taken when the house was owned by W. L. Marcy her father. - Ginny Schroeder
The Marcy Family of Stedman, N. Y.
The Marcy family was among the sturdy pioneers of our Town, the first
settler having been(No. 378)Clinton Marcy, born in 1791, who came from
Hartland, Vermont, and took up land on Lot 22 a little to the south of
Stedman and approximately half way between there and the lake.
This was about 1822.
He and his family later were numbered among the most extensive
holders of real estate in that portion of the Town.
His son, James Madison Marcy, always known as "Mad", is listed in the
Atlas of 1867 as a farmer living on
Mrs. Willard Tanner of
Mrs. Clyde Root, also a granddaughter of Squire Marcy and living on the
Stedman-Open Meadows highway, showed me a deed of property sold to
her great-grandfather, Clinton Marcy, dated
Mrs. Root told of an incident relating to a flock of sheep belonging to her grandfather. It seems that each morning a faithful shepherd dog would take these sheep from the Marcy place, now the Root farm, to the third farm above toward Stedman, going alone and staying all day to watch them. At night, possibly with some help although that is not known, he would bring the sheep home.
Mrs. Root says that her Uncle Willard Marcy brought the first
Her father, William L. Marcy, was born in 1849. He was a charter member of the Stedman Grange and secretary of it for more than 50 years, an aggressive leader in all things having to do with the welfare of that organization.
Hiram Marcy, a son of William L., now living in Ripley, inherited a farm from his father, which he ran for many years, but losing his home by fire, he abandoned farming for other occupations.
Willard Marcy built the
Mrs. Root was born on the old Marcy homestead and her daughter, Mrs. Raymond Park of the fourth generation, now lives there, and her husband operates the place.
There is no one now living in the Town bearing the family name, but its history is indelibly written in the records of the past.