Thanks to Richard "Dick" for sending part of a distorted obit. below so I would appreciate any corrections to the data below.
from the Watertown New York Daily Times - Oct. 27, 1909
The obit. of John Rufus VanWormer, born in Adams, NY, March 14, 184_, reads "Rufus Van Wormer, a son of Abraham Van Wormer, married Eunice M. Bullock, whose family emigrated from Vermont to Bellevile, this county, in 1803?, the first year settlers came into Jefferson county.