||Isaac Decker born 29 Dec 1799, Tyconic, Columbia, New
|| (1) *FILE*-14728
|29 Nov 1800
||“Decker, Isaac (son of Peter and Hannah Decker of Holland). Born Nov. 29, 1800, in Holland [widely-reported variant date and place; doubtful].”
||(3) p. 842.
||“She [Harriet Page Wheeler] is next heard of as the wife of Isaac Decker, of
Phelps, New York, about four and a half miles from Hill
||(2) Vol 8, p. 175.
||[Isaac and Harriet] were intelligent, hard-working frontier
people who were wholeheartedly “taming the west”. Land was comparatively cheap the further west you went. If you were a hard expierced [sic] worker, you could clear the land, build a house, raise some crops, some stock, and some children. When the “spread” was complete, you could sell it as a going concern, pack up your family and go further west with sufficient capital to take on a larger project.
…Isaac Decker had been successful by the time he married
the village school teacher in Phelps,
Ontario, N.Y. about 150 miles northwest of his birthplace,
Taghkanic, Columbia N.Y.
which is about 50 miles south of the present Albany. How many
stops he made between his birth place and Phelps, I don’t
know, but a few months before Clara’s birth he moved to
Freedom, Cattaraugus, N.Y. about 80
miles southwest of Phelps. Here he lived for about 6 years …
before moving on to Portage County Ohio. Because no town
is mentioned, I surmise he had taken a considerable ranch project
by this time.
|17 May 1822
||Daughter Lucy Ann born 17 May 1822
Phelps, Ontario, New York.
||(3) p. 842