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George Harding

Male 1831 - 1893  (62 years)


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  • Name George Harding  [1
    Born 6 Aug 1831  Wooten, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1839  [5
    Residence 1839  Williamstown, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • George Harding, born in Wooten-under-Edge, England, August 6, 1831, came to America with his parents about 1839, and finally settled in Williamstown in [Oswego] county. [5]
    Residence 1852  Camden, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1866 - 1867  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Town Clerk 
    • He was a life-long Democrat and served as supervisor, town clerk, justice of the peace, postmaster, and trustee of the village, and was one of the first members and at one time president of the Board of Education. [5]
    1867xxxx - Village of Cleveland (Map)
    1867xxxx - Village of Cleveland (Map)
    U.S. Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918
    Various publishers of County Land Ownership Atlases
    Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1867
    Collection: G&M_11; Roll Number: 11
    Occupation 1853 - 1875  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 7, 8
    Harness Maker 
    • [George] removed to Camden, learned the trade of harnessmaking, and in 1853 located in Cleveland. [5]
    Occupation 1875 - 1876  Constantia, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Town of Constantia Supervisor 
    Occupation 1877  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Cleveland Village President 
    Occupation 1878  Constantia, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Town of Constantia Supervisor 
    Residence 1853 - 1880  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    • According to the 1875 census, the Harding residence was valued at $600. [1]
    Occupation 1880  [4
    Bookkeeper 
    Occupation 1885 - 1892  Cleveland Union Free School, Caswell Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Board of Eduction 
    • On March 9, 1989, Mr. Gallagher resigned and George Harding was chosen president. He served until G.W. Morenus' election in June of 1889. However, on January 7, 1890, G.W. Morenus resigned and Mr. Harding was again elected president.

      On May 4, 1891, Mr. Morenus resigned and George Baker was chosen trustee to fill the vacancy.

      On March 7, 1892, George Harding resigned as president and Mr. Gallagher was elected to the position. [11]
    Membership 1864 - 1893  United Methodist Church, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Joining the M.E. Church in 1864 he was long its able class leader, and for sixteen years was superintendent of the Sunday school. [5]
    Died 16 Nov 1893  [6
    Buried Cleveland Village Cemetery, North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    20081017 - Headstone: George Harding
    20081017 - Headstone: George Harding
    Cleveland Village Cemetery
    Person ID I450  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 May 2020 

    Family Mary A. Roaney,   b. Abt. 1841, St. Lawrence, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1877  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 1857  [4, 5, 12
    • According to the 1880 census, George Harding is widowed. [4]
    Children 
     1. Clara Harding,   b. Abt. 1861, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Altay Harding,   b. Abt. 1865, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Wright C. Harding,   b. Abt. 1872, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Anna Harding,   b. Abt. 1876, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] 1875 New York State Census, 6 (Reliability: 2), 3 Jun 1875.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED No.: 1; ED Date: 06/03/1875; Page: 6; Lines: 37

    2. [S32] 1860 United States Federal Census, 14 (Reliability: 2), 22 Jun 1860.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED Date: 06/22/1860; Sheet No: 14

    3. [S31] 1870 United States Federal Census, 6 (Reliability: 2), 10 Jun 1870.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED Date: 06/10/1870; Sheet No: 6

    4. [S21] 1880 United States Federal Census, 32 (Reliability: 2), 18 Jun 1880.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED: #231; ED Date: 06/18/1880; SD: #8; Sheet No: 32; Line No: 43-47

    5. [S40] Landmarks of Oswego County, Henry Perry Smith, W. Stanley Child, (Higgins Book Company - 1895), 502 (Reliability: 1), 1895.
      Town of Constantia

    6. [S19] Find A Grave, findagrave.com., https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=401&GScid=2221626&GRid=30654395& (Reliability: 1), 17 Oct 2008.
      George Harding

    7. [S121] 1866 - 1867 Gazetteer and Business Directory for Oswego County, N.Y., (Hamilton Child), 95-98 (Reliability: 1), 1866 - 1867.
      Business Directory for Cleveland

    8. [S43] U.S. Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918, Various publishers of County Land Ownership Atlases, (Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.) (Reliability: 2), 1867.
      W.H. Foster, Collection: G&M_11; Roll Number: 11

    9. [S40] Landmarks of Oswego County, Henry Perry Smith, W. Stanley Child, (Higgins Book Company - 1895), 503 (Reliability: 1), 1895.
      Town of Constantia

    10. [S33] History of Oswego County New York with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches, (L.H. Everts and Company), 291 (Reliability: 2), 1877.
      Cleveland Village

    11. [S40] Landmarks of Oswego County, Henry Perry Smith, W. Stanley Child, (Higgins Book Company - 1895), 504 (Reliability: 1), 1895.
      Town of Constantia

    12. [S61] 1875 New York State Census, 6 (Reliability: 2), 3 Jun 1875.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED No.: 1; ED Date: 06/03/1875; Page: 6; Lines: 37-38