New York, USA
|Death: ||May 26, 1886|
New York, USA
Born circa 1807 the daughter of Gershom Morehouse and Hannah Smith, Sarah Morehouse/Morehous married Henry Clute circa 1834. The couple lived in Providence, Saratoga, New York, as listed on the 1850 through 1880 census entries. Children in the Clute household were Jane, Charles, Jonathon, Eunice, Gershom, and Hannah.
HISTORY OF THE VILLAGES AND TOWNS OF SARATOGA COUNTY.
GREENFIELD (Part 1):
Gershom Morehouse had a brother who settled in the town of Ballston at an early day. He saw the many fine water-privileges furnished by the Kayadrossera creek, and sent word to Gershom, who was a young man of twenty-two and a millwright by trade, to come here and settle. He was then living at Greenfield, Litchfield Co., Conn., and came to Greenfield, at Middle Grove, in 1786. During that summer he built Gordon's mill, at Milton Centre, and a saw-mill at Middle Grove, on lands he had purchased upon his arrival. This was the first saw-mill in the town. At the end of two years he returned to his native place after the lady of his choice, Miss Hannah Smith, whom he married, and with her returned to his home, near Middle Grove. In 1792 he erected a grist-mill on his land on the Kayadrossera creek. This was the first grist-mill in town. He sold the saw-mill, grist-mill, and land to Dr. Isaac Youngs in 1792, and then settled on the farm now occupied by George Bishop. Here he lived till 1850, when he left the farm and lived with his children till his death, which occurred in 1857. He was during his life the leading millwright of this section and a superior workman. His work was performed in a very careful and conscientious manner, and very few mills were built in the vicinity which did not bear the impress of his work. Four of his children still survive him. They are Mrs. Esther Turrill, of Greenfield; Mrs. Henry Clute, of Providence; Mrs. John Crawford, of Galway; and Mrs. Mary A. Haner, of Wisconsin.
HISTORY of GREENFIELD, NY -FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF SARATOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK, PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF
THE SARATOGIAN, THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899:
Tradition says that Greenfield was first settled prior to 178 [?] by Anthony Haggerty and Thomas Root. The first settlements of which anything definite is known were made in 1786 by Gershom Morehouse, Charles Dake, William Dake, John Dake, Benjamin Dake and others near Middle Grove; by William Scott at Scott's Corners, now North Greenfield; b.y Isaac Reynolds, near Greenfleid Centre, and the Fitch family at St. John's Corners. Gershom Morehouse built the first saw mill in town, at Middle Grove, in 1786. In 1792 he built the first grist mill in town. Benjamin Clinch had the first store in town, at Porter's Corners, in 1787, Joel Reynolds came to Greenfield Centre in 1789 and opened the first tavern. The place is now the property of Dr. lanthus G. Johnson.
possible source for below: "Saratoga County - Our County and Its People," p116-117:
Gershom Morehouse - was among the first settlers in the town of Greenfield, NY in 1786 came from Greenfield, CT. built first saw mill at Middle Grove. Returned to Ct. in 1788 to marry Hannah Smith and returned to Greenfield, NY. They continued to farm. In 1792 opened first Grist Mill on the banks of the Kayderosseras creek. Later that year he sold both of his mills to Dr. Isaac Youngs and returned to farming. He built nearly all early mills in the area and was quite wealthy.
Gershom Morehouse (1763 - 1857)
Hannah Smith Morehous (1768 - 1859)
Henry Clute (1794 - 1880)
George W Morehouse (1802 - 1837)*
Esther Morehouse Turrill (1805 - 1889)*
Sarah Morehouse Clute (1807 - 1886)
Mary A Morehouse Haner (1810 - 1898)*
Hannah Morehouse Crawford (1814 - 1906)*
New York, USA
Created by: Jane Denny
Record added: Nov 05, 2012
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