(Please see p. 59 for more vital statistics.) Loanna (Anna) Molby, daughter of Chester Molby & Sally Wigent b. Oct. 2, 1830, in the town of Van Buren, Onondaga Co., N.Y. d. June 11, 1911, at Daboll's Corners in Van Buren m. May 25, 1854 Ruel Meigs, son of Phineas Meigs, Jr., & Polly Ingoldsby, his 2nd wife b. Dec. 30,** 1823, in the town of Camillus, now Van Buren d. Mar. 20, 1901, at Ogdensburg, N.Y. Children: 1. Harriet Ann Meigs, b. Jan. 27, 1858, at Sterling Station, Cayuga Co., N.Y., d. Nov. 12, 1929, in Van Buren; m. in Ruel Meigs' home, Jan. 30, 1878, Charles E. Daboll, son of Henry Daboll & Charlotte Good- win. Both buried Jordan, N.Y. Their children: 1. Anna Meigs Daboll, m. Harris R. Snell ----. He d. ----. She lived at 114 Baker Ave., Syracuse, for many years. She d. April 28, 1955. Please see obituary notes p. 59. 2. Louise Daboll, m. 1st, W. Lincoln Kratzer. They were divorced and she married 2nd, Robert Flansburgh. They live in Weedsport, N.Y. 2. Grant Ruel Meigs, b. Nov. 18, 1866, in Van Buren; d. Aug. 27, 1948, in Syracuse, N.Y.; m. Oct. 26, 1887, Louise Pauline Goreth, dau. of Joseph Goreth & Kresenzia Gang. She was born 1868 and died Dec. 8, 1946, in Syracuse, N.Y. Child: 1. Frank Goreth Meigs, b. Nov. 7, 1891, in Van Buren; m. 1st, Apr. 9, 1917, Grace Raynor. They were divorced. He m. 2nd, Flossie Whorrall.
Ruel Meigs was a farmer and for the most of his live lived in the town of Van Buren. For a very short time after his marriage he lived in Cayuga Co., N.Y., and his first child was born there. After returning to Van Buren, he lived on the West Dead Creek road, about halfway between Memphis and Baldwinsville.
Ruel and his wife***, Grant and his wife, are buried in Baldwinsville, N.Y. The Dabolls are buried in Jordan, N.Y.
In searching records one finds many prominent men of Meigs name.
Personal Note: I saw Aunt Ann Meigs at the Daboll home in 1906. My memory is that she was a pleasant person and of an active mind. In 1927, Mr. Robert D. Richtmyer of Ithaca went with me to search for data. We saw Miner Maltby's daughter, then we spent some hours at the Charles Dabolls, who went with us to see cemeteries, old homesteads, the Pig's Ear by the Canal, Thad Maltby and wife. An attempt was made to locate the spot where Chester Molby was buried. This was rather indeterminate.
* Information from members of the family, burial records, tombstone inscriptions, newspaper clippings.
** Louise Flansburg says Ruel Meigs was born Dec. 27, 1823.
*** Van Buren, N.Y, VIR, June 11, 1911. "Loanna Meigs, female, white, widow, aged 80-8-10, housewife, born New York, daughter of Chester Maltby, born New York & Polly Wigent, born N.Y." Parents should be Chester and Sally Molby.