Reider-Underwood Genealogy

Samuel RIDERAge: 86 years17771864

Name
Samuel RIDER
Birth about December 10, 1777
Dutchess, New York, USA
Latitude: N41.7645 Longitude: W73.7472

MarriageLucinda CROSBYView this family
1805 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1
Julia Ann Rider
1806 (Age 28 years)
Herkimer, New York, USA
Latitude: N43.4116 Longitude: W74.9586

Death of a brotherWilliam Rider
1807 (Age 29 years)
Herkimer, New York, USA
Latitude: N43.4116 Longitude: W74.9586

Birth of a son
#2
Wakeman RIDER
October 2, 1810 (Age 32 years)
Litchfield, Herkimer, New York, USA
Latitude: N42.9776 Longitude: W75.1507

Birth of a son
#3
William Rider
December 1815 (Age 37 years)
Herkimer, New York, USA
Latitude: N43.4116 Longitude: W74.9586

Death of a fatherReuben RIDER
December 1, 1816 (Age 38 years)
Herkimer, New York, USA
Latitude: N43.4116 Longitude: W74.9586

Birth of a daughter
#4
Emily Rider
1819 (Age 41 years)
Herkimer, New York, USA
Latitude: N43.4116 Longitude: W74.9586

Marriage of a childWakeman RIDERHannah E. BATESView this family
January 23, 1833 (Age 55 years)
New York, USA
Latitude: N42.7531 Longitude: W74.2224

Residence
Moved to Litchfield in 1795
yes

Religion
Samuel Rider helped organize the First University Church
March 1838 (Age 60 years)

Death of a motherPrudence
February 25, 1839 (Age 61 years)
Herkimer, New York, USA
Latitude: N43.4116 Longitude: W74.9586

Marriage of a childLevi Spaulding KnightJulia Ann RiderView this family
about 1844 (Age 66 years)

Marriage of a childAnthony RandallEmily RiderView this family
after 1849 (Age 71 years)

Death of a brotherHorace C. Rider
1850 (Age 72 years)
Sardinia, Erie, New York, USA
Latitude: N42.5411 Longitude: W78.5083

Death of a brotherTertullus Rider
February 21, 1862 (Age 84 years)
Litchfield, Herkimer, New York, USA
Latitude: N42.9776 Longitude: W75.1507

Death April 8, 1864 (Age 86 years)
Litchfield, Herkimer, New York, USA
Latitude: N42.9776 Longitude: W75.1507

Burial
Jerusalem Hill Cemetery, Litchfield, Herkimer Co., New York
yes

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1776Dutchess, New York, USA
23 months
himself
Samuel RIDER
Birth: about December 10, 1777Dutchess, New York, USA
Death: April 8, 1864Litchfield, Herkimer, New York, USA
8 years
younger brother
William Rider
Birth: 1785Dutchess, New York, USA
Death: 1807Herkimer, New York, USA
4 years
younger brother
Horace C. Rider
Birth: May 1, 1789Dutchess, New York, USA
Death: 1850Sardinia, Erie, New York, USA
20 months
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Reuben Rider
Birth: 1792Dutchess, New York, USA
Death: July 11, 1864Sardinia, Erie, New York, USA
4 years
younger brother
Tertullus Rider
Birth: 1795
Death: February 21, 1862Litchfield, Herkimer, New York, USA
Family with Lucinda CROSBY - View this family
himself
Samuel RIDER
Birth: about December 10, 1777Dutchess, New York, USA
Death: April 8, 1864Litchfield, Herkimer, New York, USA
wife
Marriage: 1805
6 years
son
-4 years
daughter
10 years
son
William Rider
Birth: December 1815Herkimer, New York, USA
Death: October 13, 1878Fillmore, Nebraska, USA
4 years
daughter

Shared note

Samuel helped organize the 1st Universalist Church in March 1838

No. 61.

IN SENATE,

March 21, 1838.

REPORT

Of the Commissioners of the Land-Office, on the petition of Samuel Rid er.

The Commissioners of the Land-Office, to whom was referred by the Sena te, the petition of Samuel Rider,

Respectfully Report:

The petitioner represents that in 1811 Reuben Rider, the father of th e petitioner, purchased of E. & E. Judd a part of lot No. 28 in the Fr eeMason's patent in the town of Litchfield, in the county of Herkimer , and that subsequently to the death of said Reuben Rider, the petitio ner became the owner of said land; that about 1816 or 1817 the Legisla ture of this State declared by law that said lot 28, and also lot 64 i n the same patent, were the property of the people of this State, havi ng escheated on the attainder of John Weatherhead, and that unless th e petitioner and others, who then claimed to own parts of said lots un der titles derived from one Henry Platner, should, within nine months , purchase said lands from the State, the same would be sold to strang ers. That the petitioner accordingly, on the 4th of Nov. 1818, purchas ed his said farm of the Surveyor-General, at the price of $286.55, whi ch sum was paid and secured by the petitioner. He now represents tha t the State, at the time of said sale by the Surveyor-General, had n o title to said lands; that he acquired nothing by the purchase of th e State, and that his prior title was perfectly good. He represents th at it was lately decided by the supreme court, in an ejectment pendin g therein, that the State had no evidence of title to said lots: the p etitioner therefore asks that said money, with interest and damages, m ay be refunded [Senate No. 61.] A

to him, and for such other and further relief as shall be agreeable t o equity and good conscience.

It is true, as alleged in the petition, that the State has asserted a n absolute and unqualified title to the land in question. This may b e seen by the acts passed April 15, 1817, (Laws of that year, p. 284, ) April 3, 1818, (Laws of that year, p. 69,) February 19, 1819, (Law s of that year, p. 27.) Upon the same assumption the farm now claime d by the petitioner was sold and conveyed to him by the Surveyor-Gener al, on the fourth of November, 1818, at which time the sum of forty-ei ght dollars and fifty-five cents was paid by the petitioner, as a par t of the purchase money, and a mortgage upon the said land given for t he balance. Upon this mortgage a payment of seventy-two dollars and se venty cents was made, on the 14th of March 1822, and residue still rem ains due and unpaid.

The Commissioners beg leave to refer to two reports, (Senate Document s of 1836, Nos. 91, 92,) for a full exposition of the title to these l ots, and to state that they have no additional information to communic ate, except that an action of ejectment was commenced in 1836, by Joh n C. Underwood, against Alanson Townsend to recover a part of said lo t 64; that on trial Townsend set up, in defence, a title under the Sta te, and which he proved. The only question then was as to the validit y of the title of the State. This depended upon proof of the deed fro m McDougall & Kane to Weatherhead, which is mentioned in the reports r eferred to. No proof was given of that deed, nor are the Commissioner s aware that any can be obtained. They have no doubt such a deed was e xecuted by McDougall & Kane, but they do not know any way in which leg al evidence of it can be furnished. A verdict on said trial was render ed in favor of the plaintiff, a bill of exceptions being taken on th e part of the defendant, but judgment was rendered by the supreme cour t at July term, 1837, for the plaintiff.

Which is respectfully submitted,

Albany, 20lh March, 1838.

SAM'L BEARDSLEY, Attorney-General. JOHN A. DIX, Secr>y of State. A. C . FLAGG, Comptroller. G. H. BARSTOW, Treasurer. O. L. HOLLEY, Surveyor -Gen.