Anonymous Author (Syracuse: D. Mason, 1896)
Brundage, Mrs. Sarah -- Jesse Brundage was born in Pennsylvania, May 23, 1801, son of Abraham Brundage, who was one of the earliest settlers of Steuben county. Jesse married Sarah, daughter of Grattan H. Wheeler, in 1831, and they were the parents of four children: Franklin, Grattan, Monroe, and Mrs. Eliza Nellis, none of whom is now living. Monroe served in teh war, going as a privage, and was promoted for meritorious conduct and bravery in the field to the rank of captain. He was engaged in numerous battles, losing his right arm at the battle of Antietam. He suffered from exposure and the shock to his system was such that he never fully recovered. He died at Bath in 1875. Jesse brundage was one of the leading men of the town. He died November 9, 1851.
Brundage Family, The. -- the first family of whom can be found any trace is Benjamin, who lived in the town of Mifflin near Wilkesbarre, and was twice married, having by his first marriage two sons, Abram and James, and one daughter. In 1807 Benjamin came from Pennsylvania to visit his sons in Steuben county, N. Y., and died while there and was buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. James was born in 1765, married Mary Hoffman, and in 1799 he, and his brother Abram, with their families came to New York State and for a few months located at Elmira, and then removed to Painted Post, where they remained four years. In 1803 they settled in Pleasant Valley, and in April of the same year located where J. S. and Victor now reside. Mr. and Mrs. James Brundage were the parents of fourteen children: Philip, John, Abraham, Benjamin, Polly, Sally, Henry, Samuel B., George S., Catherine, Elizabeth, Daniel, James M., and Anna. Mrs. Brundage died October 9, 1815, and Mr. Brundage, in 1839, aged seventy-four years. Abram Brundage was born March 17, 1775, and his wife, Polly Sims, June 26, 1776. They were the parents of ten children: Benjamin, William, James, Jesse, Charles, Matthew, Hiram, Alfred, Almira and Abram S. Abraham, the third son of James, was born in Pennsylvania, October 2, 1794, and was a soldier in the War of 1812. He was one of the solid men of the community, and accumulated about six hundred acres of land in this valley. December 14, 1821, he married Elizabeth, a native of the town of Wheeler and daughter of Azariah Conger of Washington county, N. Y., and to them were born six children: Mary A., who married John W. Taggart, of this valley; Cornelius Y., who is a farmer of Seneca County, Ohio; John C., who died in 1843 at thirteen years of age; Azariah C.; Myron H., who died April 9, 1864; and Sam B., who died May 25, 1877. Abraham, died August 19, 1875, and his wife, April 9, 1872. Azariah Conger Brundage was born on the old homestead farm, which he now occupies, in the town of Urbana, January 20, 1837. He was educated in the common schools, Franklin Academy, Genessee Wesleyan Seminary, and Starkey Seminary, and has always been a farmer by occupation. April 25, 1861, he enlisted in the 34th Regt N. Y. Inf., and was corporal of Co. I, and served with this regiment until the battle of Fair Oaks, where he was wounded by receiving a bullet in the neck, in consequence of which he was discharged July 30, 1862. His title of major comes from his being in that office with the National Guard after the war. Politically, he is a Republican and was elected to the State Legislature in the fall of 1877, serving the session of 1878, and re-elected and served the session of 1879. In the fall of 1883 he was again a candidate but was defeated, and in 1886 was elected to the same position, and re-elected in the fall of 1887, having been five times nominated by acclamation. He has been prominelntly identified with the management of the Steuben County Agricultural Society, was two years president, four years vice-president, and is serving his sixth consecutive year as secretary. He is also president of the New York State Association of County Agricultural Societies. He has been a member of the Grange nineteen years, and was one of the promoters of Pleasant Valley Grange. He helped to organize the Patrons' Fire Relief Association, of which he has been president eighteen years, and assisted in theorganization of the State Association for Fire Insurance, which was effected in1881, and in 1887 he was made president of the State Association, which office he held seven years. He has been master of the Grange several times. He is a member of the Custer Post, No. 8, G. A. R., and has been its commander and quartermaster, passing the subordinate chairs. He has always been a warm supporter of church and school work. November 18, 1863, he married Sarah C., daughter of Orville Tousey of Dansville, Livingston county, and they have two children: Myron T. and Lizzie. Samuel Baker Brundage, the fifth son of Abraham, was born on the old homestead farm, February 2, 1844, and was educated in the common schools and at Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, and followed farming as an occupation, being assigned by his father to the management of 275 acres of the old homestead farm. In politics he is a Republican. He was one of the first to take up sheep breeding, and the wool and grain were the principal products of the farm. December 6, 1871, he married Ella J., daughter of Samuel Crum, a farmer of Bath and they have been the parents of one daughter, Elizabeth, who still makes her home on the old homestead. Samuel B. died May 25, 1877. James M. Brundage, son of James, a native of the town of Urbana, was born February 17, 1813, and succeeded ot the old homestead farm, on which he made many valuable improvements. In 1853 he set out three acres of grape vines, but his principal products were grain and wool. He was in early life a Whig, but later a Republican. He was for a number of years identified with the Presbyterian church. He was twice married, first on January 7, 1846, to Jerusha Davis, and second to Eliza A. Henderson, daughter of John Collin of Avoca, and they were the parents of two sons: George A. and Jay S. Mr. Brundage died October 7, 1889, and Mrs. Brundage, July 29, 1886. George Albert Brundage, the oldest son of James M. and Eliza Henderson Brundage, was born on the old homestead farm January 28, 1862, was educated in the common schools, and has given his attention to farming and grape growing. He managed the farm until the death of his father and then came into full possession of 124 acres, eight acres of which he has set out to vineyard, and the balance of the farm is devoted to grain and vegetable products. In politics he is a Republican. he is a member of the Order of Maccabees. He and his family are members of the Presbyterian church. October 22, 1884, he married Sarah, daughter of William H. Garvey of this town, and they are the parents of two children: Leon Jay, born March 22, 1886, and Chester Monroe, born September 17, 888. Jay S. Brundage, son of James M., was born on a farm in the town of Urbana, October 28, 1867, and was educated in the common schools and at Angelica High School, and has always lived on the old homestead. At the death of his father he was willed 200 acres of the old farm, and the fourth generation of this family now occupy it. He has now a vineyard of thirteen acres, and with the balance conducts a grain and dairy farm, having a milk route in Hammondsport. He has held some minor town offices and has been a school officer. October 27, 1886, he married Linna, daughter of George Thompson of Wheeler, and they have two children: Hiram G., born March 20, 1888, and May, born February 29, 1892. Henry Brundage, son of John, who was a son of James, was born on a farm on the south part of lot 12, January 15, 1821. He married Emily T. Wood, July 2, 1845, and they were the parents of three children: Edward C., Frank W., and Anna. In 1853 he bought a farm of eighty-five acres on lot 8, where he spent the balance of his life, and where he died February 8, 1894. Mrs. Emily T. Brundage still survives, being seventy years of age. Henry was a Republican in politics, and was always interested in church and school work, being a trustee of the school. His farm consisted of 115 acres, on which he raised hay, grain, etc. Edward C. Brundage, the oldest son of Henry, was born on the farm where he now resides in the town of Urbana, August 25, 1854, and has succeeded his father in the management of the farm. February 24, 1877, he married Ella F. Jessop, a native of Orange, Schuyler county, and they have two children: Henry Amos, born September 29, 1878, and Charlie Frank, born August 29, 1887. Frank W. Brundage, the youngest son of Henry, was born on the homestead farm, November 25, 1858, and was educated in Hammondsport Union School, and has always followed farming. He was married at the ge of nineteen years to Mary C., daughter of John A. Stewart, a native of Scotland, who lived in the town of Bradford. Frank settled on a farm in Urbana where he made his home for five years, and in 1884 he removed to Darien, Wis., where he now owns and conducts a farm. He has one daughter, Ina E., now in her sixteenth year. Anna Brundage, daughter of Henry Brundage, is a graduate of the class of '86 of Haverling, and adopted teaching as a profession, teaching in the towns of Urbana and Pulteney, and was three years the teacher of the Pulteney village school, and is now the primary teacher of Painted Post Union School. Lewis Brundage was born on the farm where he now resides in North Urbana, August 3, 1839. He was given a common school education, and remained with his father on the farm until he was twenty-three years of age, when he went on a farm by himself in the town of Wayne, where he resided until 1891, with the exception of three years spent on the old homestead, which he bought in1891. He owns 110 acres, on five acres of which is a vineyard, but the products of which are mostly grain and hay. In politics he is a Republican, and he has been trustee. In 1861 he married Sarah, daughter of James Covert, a farmer of this town. They have one adopted daughter, Cora. Orson Brundage was born on a farm at North Urbana, August 26, 1857, son of James L., who was a son of Ebenezer. He was educated in the common schools and Starkey Seminary and remained with his father on the farm until 1890. He was then employed in a grocery store in Penn Yan, where he continued until March, 1894, when he bought the Rose grocery and provision store, in Hammondsport, where he is now engaged in a very successful business. In politics he is a Democrat. He is a member of the Baptist church of Penn Yan. November 29, 1883, he married Lola Owen, of Second Milo, Yates county, and to them have been born four children: Ira James; J. Reader; Pearl Lucille, who died at the age of six months; and Fred Lewis, who died at the age of seven years. Hiram Brundage, son of Abraham Brundage, was born July 27, 1806, and succeeded his father on the farm. January 5, 1832, he married Mary Morrison of this town, and they were the parents of fourteen children, eight of whom are now living: Harriet Eliza, widow of Alexander B. McFee; James Wesley; Addison; Edgar; Mary C., wife of James M. Craig of Elmira; Elizabeth, wife of James Fancett of Bath; Victor; and Josephine, wife of William H. Hall of the town of Urbana. Hiram Brundage died April 5, 1886, and his wife, Mary Morrison Brundage, died June 19, 1889. Victor Brundage, son of Hiram, was born on the farm adjoining his present residence, April 1, 1850, and was educated in the common schools, and has always followed farming, succeeding his father on the old homestead, conducting a farm of 104 acres devoted to the production of grain and hay. In politics he is a Republican. Addison Brundage, son of Hiram, was born on the old homestead farm in the town of Urbana, February 1, 1843. He was given a common school education, and took up the occupation of farming. November 29, 1863, he enlisted in the 22d N.Y. Cavalry, Co. G, and served until the close of the war, being on detached duty most of the time, and was at Winchester and also on the Wilson raid. Upon his return from the war, he bought one hundred acres of his father's farm, where he now resides. He has also been engaged in manufacturing lumber and boxes, conducting the Taggart saw mill, and also conducts a vineyard of six acres. In politics he is a Republican. October 20, 1870, he married Elizabeth, daughter of J. W. Taggart. She died June 24, 1895. James Wesley Brundage, the third son of Hiram, was born on the old homestead farm, September 12, 1841, was educated in the common schools, and became a farmer by occupation, remaining with his father until he was twenty-four years of age. In 1867 he bought a part of the James M. Brundage farm, consisting of 125 acres where he has since made his home. He has taken quite an active interest in the cultivation of grapes and now has a vineyard of ten acres. Mr. Brundage has always been a warm supporter of the Republican party and its principles and has held the office of highway commissioner for two years. He and his family are members of the Presbyterian church and he was for several years a trustee and elder of the church, and still holds the latter position. He has always been interested in school work and has been one of the officers. He is the present steward of Pleasant Valley Grange, has been the master of the Grange for two years, and also master of the council for two years. February 10, 1870, he married Sarah Bronson, daughter of J. Bronson of this town, and they have four children: Walter W., a graduate of Rochester University, class of '94, who is a bookkeeper with the Hammondsport Bank; Carrie M.,; Hattie; and Eva, all of whom are living at home. Roy S. Brundage was born on the Taggart farm in the town of Urbana, Juoy 24, 1857. Abram S. Brundage, the grandfather of Roy, was the youngest of the family of Abram and Polly Sims Brundage, and the most of his life was spent on the old homestead farm where Roy now lives. He was married to Louisa Prindle, a native of Schuyler county, and they were the parents of nine children, of which John was the eldest of the family. He was born January 11, 1834, and was educated in the common schools and at Alfred University, and the most of his life has been spent on the homestead farm. In politics he is a Democrat. June 7, 1855, he married Lucy A. Sheppard, daughter of George Sheppard of Wheeler, and they were the parents of three children: Roy S.; willie G; and May Bell, wife of Sidney Mcdowell, a merchant of Addison. Mrs. Brundage died March 20, 1875. the farm of 200 acres on which Roy s. is now living is devoted to the cultivation of grain and the production of wood. Willie G. Brundage was born December 7, 1858, on the Taggart farm and has always made his home in this town. He was married December 24, 1890, to Lulu, daughter of William B. Johnson, of Bath, and they have one child, Gratton H. Brundage, who is eighteen months old.