William Pease, "Pompey, one of the earliest settlers of Onondaga Co. Born in Canaan, Columbia Co., N.Y., Oct. 29, 1752. Removed to Pompey Hollow, then an unbroken forest, in 1793. He purchased land, cleared away timber, built house and barn. Subsequently removed to Illinois where he died in 1823. His wife's maiden name was Rhoda Tolls; born also in Columbia Co. His son, William Pease, jr., also born in Canaan, Columbia Co., March 4, 1781, at the age of twelve removed with his father to Pompey Hollow, 1793. At that early day there were no roads or bridges in Central N.Y. Settlers from the East were obliged to follow marked trees and the Indian trail as a guide to their destination. On reaching the location where the city of Syracuse now stands, then nearly an uninhabited wild and cattail swamp, here they obtained refreshments at the Indian Inn of the 'Pine Tree,' and then concluded their journey to Pompey Hollow. William remained with his father until the age of 21, assisting him in clearing up and improving his land. He then purchased and cleared the land now owned by Isaac Bumpus in Pompey Hollow. At the age of 27 he married Obedience Stone, a lady of culture and refinement, born in Columbia Co., Sept. 10, 1787. He built the house 70 years ago where Isaac Bumpus now resides, which for those days was quite a stately residence. To them were born 8 children: Amanda M., born Oct. 6, 1810, married John M. Beach, Jan. 19, 1830; William G., Sept. 8, 1811, married Electa Coburn, Nov. 15, 1832; Emily M., April 21, 1814, married Wm. Munson; Mahala E., June 22, 1816, married Joseph Hanchett, March 16, 1836; Lucia A., July 6, 1818, married Sanford C. Lewis; Marcia C., Dec. 20, 1820; Juliaette, May 30, 1823; Sylvia P., Dec. 11, 1825, married Geo. Wilmot Humphrey, Nov. 10, 1847. Marcia and Juliette Pease, unmarried live together in Delphi in their own comfortable home where they have resided the past twenty-five years, dispensing charities in a generous manner, respected by all who know them. William Pease, jr., who died Sept. 20, 1868, was a man of sterling integrity, industry, truth, honesty, and justice were his prevailing characteristics, their fruitage contentment and prosperity. In his son William G. Pease was found friendship without pretense, charity without ostentation, patriotism with no hope of reward, and in addition all the true and noble traits that stamp man the crown and glory of creation; the poor, the sick, and the afflicted ever found in him a helping hand, and want never went empty from his door." Source: Bruce, Dwight H. (Ed.), Onondaga's Centennial. Boston History Co., 1896, Vol. II, p. 231.