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Subject: [Northrup] Daniel Brayton Northrup
Date: 29 Apr 2003 19:14:49 -0600
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I have found some info on my GG-Grandfather Daniel Brayton Northrup from a family Bible, various census records, New York City directory and New York Times searches. I still don't know about his ancestry, siblings or birthplace. If anyone can link any of this information to your own, I'd be very eager to hear from you.
Daniel Brayton Northrup (B abt 1822, unknown town, NY - D 25 Nov 1910, Bronx, NY)
Married to Emily Rosekrans (B 7 May 1827, NY- D 14 Jan 1897, NY) prob bef. 1850
--Lillian "Lilly" Northrup (B abt 1849 - D ?)
--[F]Annie Northrup (B abt 1852 - D ?)
married Hiram M. Fuller (B abt 1846)
--Ella Northrup (B 15 May 1853 - D 31 Jan 1936, Bronx, NY)
married 31 Mar 1876, NY, NY to Henry Clay Penny, Sr.
(B 26 Dec 1849, Patterson, Putnam, NY - D 10 Apr 1913 Bronx, NY)
--Willam R(osekrans?) Northrup (B abt 1855 - D 1943)
married abt 1874 Elizabeth ? (B 1854 - D 1931)
lived late in life in Jacksonville, FL with daughter Lillian
and her husband Wilmer Tompkins. Lillian was a band leader who played piano.
--Hattie Northrup (B abt 1857 - D ?)
--Gertrude "Getty" Northrup (B abt 1861 - D ?)
married Richard Ryer (B abt 1852)
Census and Directory Info
In 1870 he and his son-in-law Hiram M. Fuller are listed as hotelkeeper at the same address in the census. The hotel was small, with 23 others listed in the census, aside from his family.
An 1870 NYC directory has the following listing: Northrup Daniel B. wines, 104 Beekman, h 210 E. 53d. It was common already by that time to commute between a business downtown and a home uptown.
In 1872, the NYC directory has this listing:
Northrup Daniel B. liquors, 47 Warren, h, W. 125th c Eighth Ave.
By 1874, he is listed uptown, no business mentioned. It is likely that the crash of 1873 had an ill effect on his wine business:
Northrup Daniel B. h 122 E 117th St.
In the 1880 census his trade is listed as "Coffee & Tea". He lives with his wife Emily at #179 (East?) 117th St., New York, NY, near three of his daughters, Fannie, Ella and Gertrude.
The 1890 directory gives:
Northrup Daniel B. clerk, h 108 E. 118th
The 1910 census shows him living with is daughter Ella Penny in the Bronx.
A family Bible gives his date of death as 25 Nov 1910.
My parents believe they heard he was related to a Polly (unknown) Northrup, of Cherry Valley, NY. I haven't been able to substantiate this.
There are a cluster of other Northrups (and Braytons) listed in the Beekman, Perl and Warren St. areas where he had his businesses at the time. I suspect he had ties to some of them. A couple of promising names from 1870 are:
Northrup Wm. B. drygds. 312 B'way, h 8 E. 40th, was older and had a successful business, including oil speculation. He was from NY, but I don't know where. His company was called Northrup and Taylor in 1870.
Northrup John H. hats, 75 Warren
Northrup & Richards, gloves,354 B'way
Northrup & Shearman, shoes, 17 Murray
Brayton Hezekiah A. mer. 47 Perl
Brayton William H. produce, 79 Broadway (corner of Warren), h 240 W. 40th
There was also a Ryer who had a Coffee and Tea business in midtown, who may have been the father of his son-in-law.
His wife's brother, William A. Rosekrans (married to Helen M. Brown) probably had business ties:
1870 Manhattand directory has this entry:
Rosekrans William A. imp. 90 Warren, h Catskill
1880 Census has William A. Rosekrans in Poughkeepsie, NY as a hotelkeeper.
Various notes in the New York Times mentioned William A. Rosekrans as the Secretary of the NY State Hotelkeepers Association.
>From 1865 through 1872, a New Yorker by the name of Daniel B. Northrup was involved in the local Constitutional Union Association General Commitee, serving as recording secretary in 1865 and later as President. They met at the Masonic Hall on 13th street.
It is likely that he used his initial to distinguish himself from Daniel L. Northrup, who was a prominent civil servant in the city of Brooklyn, NY at the same time (though somewhat older).