|Birth: ||Feb. 21, 1819|
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 1906|
Eliza Jepson Hunter
The John Jepson family of England migrated to Boston Mass about the year 1638. He was a puritan and a cordwainer (leather worker) by trade.
Four generations later, Joel Jepson, born in 1796 (a son of Samuel Jepson who had moved to Vermont) came to Rossie, where he made his home on a farm about a mile from Rossie on Oxbow road.
One of his children, Eliza, born 2-21-1820, led to the discovery of lead which lead to the Victoria Lead mine when she was nine. She went out with her father to hoe weeds from the corn. By accident her hoe struck what to her was a strange looking rock. She picked it up and took it to the house, where it was found to be lead.
A company was formed to work the mine. It can easily be located today, there is a very tall chimney standing, which can easily be seen from the road. Moss and Knapp operated the furnace to smelt the lead.
Eliza was given several yards of calico as a reward. Her father was given a yoke of oxen, a barrel of salt port, and 40 acres of land (mostly wilderness at the time).
When Eliza was about 17 she married James Grey, who passed away a few years later.
For her second husband she married James Hunter. He had migrated from Ireland, with a younger brother, both in their teens. They landed in New York City, but soon became separated, never to see each other again. James came to Vermont, then to Rossie, where he met and married Eliza Jepson Grey. Several children were born to them, the youngest was Minnie, who married Daniel Simons. After the death of her husband, Eliza lived with her daughter Minnie.
Several interesting articles which she kept were the chunk of lead, a pack of playing cards, a deed to a pew in the Rossie Presbyterian church, and a little roller organ which her husband played in the church before they had an organ or piano. These are still in possession of her descendants.
Mrs. Eliza Jepson Hunter passed away 1-12-1906, and is buried beside her husband, James Hunter, in Riverside cemetery, Rossie.
This article was written by Mrs. Lottie Simons of Hammond whose husband, Albert Simons, was a grandson of Eliza Jepson.
Ogdensburg Advance, Thursday Jan 18, 1906
Rossie, Jan 16 - Mrs. Eliza Hunter died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Daniel Simons, Friday. Her funeral took place form the Presbyterian church Sunday, Rev. D. A. Ferguson of Hammond, officiating. Mrs. Hunter lived to the good old age of 87 years and was respected and loved by all. She is survived by seven daughters and threee sons who were all able to attend her funeral but Mrs. Felix Amo of Ogdensburg.
Joel Jepson (1797 - 1850)
Hannah Plass Jepson (1801 - 1868)
James Hunter (1810 - 1892)
Elizabeth M. Gray Amo (1838 - 1899)*
Ellen Hunter Mullin (1839 - 1915)*
James Hunter (1840 - 1913)*
Sarah Hunter (1847 - 1852)*
George Hunter (1848 - 1928)*
Cordelia Jane Hunter Amo (1848 - 1915)*
Hannah Hunter McLear (1851 - 1927)*
Eliza C. Hunter Day (1853 - 1928)*
Julia Ann Hunter Rexford (1854 - 1930)*
Warren Hunter (1856 - 1935)*
Emma Hunter Brassard (1859 - 1941)*
Minnie Hunter Simons (1863 - 1936)*
Warren Jepson (____ - 1898)*
Aliza Jepson Hunter (1819 - 1906)
Charity Jepson Bacon (1829 - 1892)*
Ansel Jepson (1834 - 1897)*
George Jepson (1839 - 1906)*
Note: his wife
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
Created by: Anne Cady
Record added: Mar 26, 2008
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