Jan - Mar 1999 Queries
Chenango County, New York

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Dorothy Baker Sat Jan 2 09:02:02 1999
Looking for graves of Solomon Howe, d. June 9, 1859 in Smyrna, also grave of his wife, Lucy Barnes Howe, d. July 11, 1855 in Otselic. I know two tombstones were purchased according to executor papers. Can you help? Thank you.


Diane Lyon Sun Jan 3 20:07:07 1999
I am searching for any info on Luke BROOKS m. Julia SLATER. So far I have found nothing. The family story is that they were Native Americans. I found a web page that listed a Julia SLATER in 1870 in Norwich, NY. No other info was given. I'm hoping someone has this info or can get it for me. There are two BROOKSes in the Pharsalia, Chenango Co. Directory for 1869-1870 as well as two SLATERs. I'm hoping one of the SLATERs listed is Julia's father. Maybe the BROOKS listing is Luke's. The info I do have is that Luke and Julia had a son, Daniel b.1892, Middleburgh, NY. Daniel m. Lois JACKSON of Delaware Co. Luke and Julia's daughter Charlotte(Lottie)m. John WAYMAN in Delaware Co. I have found nothing on their son Alfred. These are the only children that I know of. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Diane


Tom Brown Mon Jan 4 04:15:19 1999
Looking for info on Russel Brown who married Julia Anderson and lived in Chenango County circa 1820-30. They had atleast one son, Henry Derringer Brown, b 17sep1833 in North Norwich.


Linda Haney Mon Jan 4 13:42:53 1999
Seeking correspondence with all descendants of TIMOTHY P. REYNOLDS (1783-1867), son of James, who married MARY WILLCOX (1788-1856). Timothy and Mary settled in Smyrna, Chenango County. They are buried in West Smyrna.


Linda Haney Mon Jan 4 13:49:47 1999
Seeking correspondence with all descendants of Timothy REYNOLDS (1783-1867) and his wife Mary WILLCOX (1788-1856). Need parents' names of Mary WILLCOX. Her Bible said she was born 1788 in Groton, CT. Timothy and Mary lived in Smyrna, Chenango Co. all their married lives. Children were: Amasa, Clarissa, Mary L., John W., Almira E., Stephen V., Timothy, Thankful, James,Lyman and Erastus. Thank you.


Carol Jensen Mon Jan 4 17:23:22 1999
I am looking for the names of the children of Lewis & Hepzibah WINSLOW who lived in New Berlin township. Lewis died in 1840 and Hepzibah died in 1859. They are both buried in St. Andrew's Cemetery in New Berlin.


Mary Carr Mon Jan 4 19:14:27 1999
Seeking to corresp. with persons researching these families of Sherburne, NY I have a large Gray database and am connecting early SHerburne families, that intermarried with above families. Thanks. Mary Carr


Rhonda Christ Tue Jan 5 22:24:51 1999
Searching for info relating to Charles COLLINS and wife Deborah (FOX) and their seven children including: Nancy,Roswell, Deborah, Charles (m.Lorette M. Scofeld). Children of Charles and Lorette include: Aphrilia, Delia and Adelbert.


Nellie Graham Lowry Thu Jan 7 16:05:38 1999
Abner Childs died Sept 1804 in Whitestown, Chenango County, NY. Are their death records or orphan records for this time period in Chenango County? Where shall I look?
I believe that he had 4 daughters:Clarantina, Harriet, Ione Eliza, and Lucy. Clarantina married 1812 Philip Gregory and Harriet married 1812 Mathias Himebaugh. Thanks for any help as I'm not familiar with Chenango County records.


David Baker Thu Jan 7 19:01:13 1999
Trying to find the birth place and parents of PETER BAKER, born 1806. Married Catherine Marvin, 1825. Had a son George Baker, born in Herkimer Co., 1827. Any information is greatly appreciated.
Thank You, David Baker


JoAnn Cantrell Sun Jan 10 11:20:28 1999
GARLAND..Need info on the family of Erasmus GARLAND who resided in Chenango co. NY in 1840, 1850 and 1860. In 1850 Erasmus was listed as age 44 (b. ca 1806) b. in N.H. Wife was Martha R. age 46 b. Conn. Others in the household were Minerva PORTER age 34 b. NY. Minerva PORTER also lived with this family in 1860. Was Minerva PORTER sister to Martha? Franklin GARLAND b. NY age 10 in 1850, Mary E.b. NY age 8, Fanny age 1 b. NY. Was this family still in Chenango co. in 1870? Would appreciate a look-up. JoAnn Cantrell, Rt. 6, Box 308, McAlester, OK 74501.


Mark Menke Sun Jan 10 11:30:43 1999
I am looking for information on CLARINDA WALKER and JOHN PEARSALL (b abt 1802 Chenango County. Clarinda and John had at least one son (my G-G-G-Grandfather Albert Lycurgus Pearsall b 10/28/1829).


Donn L. Frost Mon Jan 11 16:39:19 1999
Looking for parents of Leroy Crumb (later Crum) born 10 Sep 1812, in Chenango Co., NY & died 13 Jun 1885 in Southport, Chemung Co., NY and is buried in Woodlawn Cem., Elmira, NY with his wife Polly Watkins of Birkshire, Tioga Co., NY, who he married mid. 1839. I'm sure his grandfather was Phineous Crumb born ca.1750 in Westerly, RI and died ?? near Plymouth, Chenango Co., NY, and whose wife was Sarah (sally) Ross. Leroy was apparently living with his uncle Barber Crumb between Caroline And Speedsville, Tompkins Co., NY, when he met his wife to-be just across the creek.


Sandy Cleveland Haist Tue Jan 12 11:00:17 1999
Looking for brothers/sisters of Addison S. Cleveland, b. 1842 Bainbridge, Chenango Co. Parents were Merritt Cleveland and Charlotte Beebe. Sister Rosella unknown and possible sister Elva D. Cleveland Anglin. Two others possible. Addison moved to Indiana, Kosciousko Co. Merritt was twin to Miles Cleveland. Any clues appreciated. SCHaist


Don Rouse Tue Jan 12 13:54:38 1999
Would like to make contact with the son's of BENJAMIN & ELIZABETH (SMITH) WEST that settled in Grafton/Verona NY. They are:
B: 11/30/1761 Hopkinton, RI
d: 7/1853 Verona, NY

B: 3/2/1767 Hopkinton, RI
d: 5/1/1838 Grafton, NY
m: Abigail Burdick

contact me at Quodon@aol.com


Tom Gray Wed Jan 13 10:47:55 1999
I am searching for information on Joshua MERSEREAU who was one of the first settlers of the town of Guilford in 1791. Died in Lindley, NY in 1857


Loma Wilkins Fri Jan 15 12:11:37 1999
Looking for other descendants of Solomon S. HALL and Harriet REXFORD of Earlville and Smyrna. My g-randfather was Rexford R. HALL and he had at least 10 siblings. He married Sarah SAUNDERS of Georgetown, Madison Co. Where are the descendants of the rest of the family? Children were: Reuben, Ann m. BENTLEY, Persis m. DIXON, Marcia m. CURTIS, Harriet m. MILLER, Susan m. BONNEY, Homer, Dwight, William.


Pat Jorgensen Sat Jan 16 20:55:47 1999
ROOT,NICHOLAS(an answer for CHARLES TIEMAN) I have diaries of J.J.ROOT and GEORGE ROOT of Chenango county from 1878-1889. There are a number of ROOTS mentioned in them. I would like to exchange information with you.


Richard F. Kay Sun Jan 17 07:53:21 1999
Federal land records in Washington D. C. show that John Carpenter of Chenango County, New York, bought land in Washtenaw Co. Michigan, recorded January 1, 1831 (applied for in 1830). Cemetary in Van Buren Township, Wayne County, Michigan establishes that he was born in New York in 1799. Federal Census of 1870 states that he was born in New York State. Does anyone have information about his parents in Chenango County?


Virgina L. Taylor Sun Jan 17 11:16:41 1999
Looking for anybody that would share information on the HOLMES brothers George and Merle who was b: 21 Aug 1883, in Afton, Chenango Co. NY. ma:Margaret Louise (ROBINSON)SHAW, d: 30 Dec 1951, Afton,NY. bu: Glenwood Cem. Afton, NY. Thanks in advance. Virginia in Fl.


Charles Cooper Sun Jan 17 11:59:57 1999
Am looking for an Oliver BUTTS, early 1800's, who lived in New Berlin area. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Charles Cooper


Cindi Sun Jan 17 17:03:52 1999
Trying to locate birthplace and parents of my fifth great-grandfather, Lorenzo King, b. July 7,1810. We believe he may have been born in Chenango County. Thanks. Cindi


Brad Burrell Mon Jan 18 19:46:46 1999
Looking for any information on a Sally PURPLE supposedly born in Norwich, Chanango Co.,NY in 1799. She later married Oramel Austin in June of 1815, supposedly in Green, Chenango Co. NY. Does anyone have info on her birth, death and parents? Any help appreciated. Thanks! Brad Burrell


Kaye Norton Tue Jan 19 15:49:58 1999
I am looking for any information about relatives of Clarissa Clarinda Culver, born 9 November 1794 in Oxford New York, died 4 or 5 June 1882 in Bern Township, Athens Co., Ohio.


jerry forman Tue Jan 19 17:28:21 1999
Looking for relatives of Anna HANDLIR who died January 1974 in Earlville at the age of 87. Would like to pursue origin of the surname.


Linda Wed Jan 20 10:12:12 1999
Does anyone know if and where a book exists on all the US Federal censuses for Chenango County from 1790 (when it was Montgomery County) all the way up trough the 1920 census. It would be a lot easier to read than microfilm. Thanks. Hoping to hear from someone out there.


Nancy R. Jarvis Fri Jan 22 15:40:19 1999
Looking for information on Vachel Kirk JARVIS who lived Norwich and was suppose to be buried in Wilcox Cemetary in Earlville???? Cannot find Wilcox cemetary in list. Is there a Wilcox Cemetary. Known as Kirk, he was married to Anna Marie Thompson--they had 6 children. They moved to Norwich sometime between 1917 and 1920 from Morning Sun Iowa. Thanks for your help


Mary McGinnis Sat Jan 23 06:41:02 1999
I have *finally* found my grandfather, g-grandfather, *and* great great grandfather (and grandmothers)!
ROCK, John W. born 1871 in Plymouth, New York Great Grandfather:
ROCK, Samuel F. born 1843 in Indiana married to Adelia C. KELLER b. 1847 in Sprake's Basin, NY and spent her childhood in Plymouth, NY where she married Samuel. She also had two brothers and a sister.
Great-great Grandfather:
ROCK, William b.abt 1819 (?) married to Margary BOYD Samuel and WIlliam were civil engineers for the railroad and were instumental in building many of the railroads in this country.
Any information on the above people would be greatly appreciated!


Sharon Patchett Sat Jan 23 21:17:47 1999
Samuel BRONSON's family was from Lincklen, NY. He married LaVerne ?? and had Ada Belle, DeForest and another son. Some of the family was also in Deruyter, NY. I have a picture titled "The Burrows", Lincklean, NY if that means anything. I have pictures of the DAVIS family reunion and also information from a COON. Please contact me if you have more information.


Betty (Mathewson)Rogers Sat Jan 23 23:15:25 1999
I am searching information on Daniel MATHEWSON who either immigrated to McDonough or was born there in the late 1700's. His father was probably Joshua MATHEWSON, from Providence, RI. Daniel's son Winsor MATHEWSON was born in McDonough in 1808 and lived his whole life there. Winsor married Icybindia GALE, also from McDonough, and they had 13 children. I have been trying to make a concrete connection that Daniel MATHEWSON was indeed Joshua's son. I believe this is so since Joshua's wife's name was Sarah WINSOR.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Please E-mail me at brogers@desertlinc.com. Thank you.


MaryLou Finn Sun Jan 24 16:25:42 1999
Searching for descendants of Daniel and Mary HYDE, buried Afton Cemetery, Chenango Co., NY. Zerviah Hyde MARTIN, my 4th great grandmother, is their daughter. Wish to correspond with descendants of Zerviah's siblings, Daniel, Mary Joice, Cynthia Welch, Edward. Olive Newton, Chauncey, Elijah. Please e-mail to MFinn90885@aol.com


Don Pennay Sun Jan 24 16:30:02 1999
Looking for Sabra BETTS who married Timothy Pennay and later lived and died in Susquehanna Co.PA.Have a Polly Cooley that married a Pennay.Believed to be from around Greene area.


James M. Richmond Mon Jan 25 17:20:01 1999
The DAR lineage books state that Silas WRIGHT [1752-1828] was place on the pension roll of Chenango Co, NY 1818. He was b. in Somerset, VT and d. Brainbridge, NY. He m. Mercy HAYFORD, 1781. They had Erastus WRIGHT [1787-1858] who m. Lydia WHEELER b.1789. Erastus and Lydia had Eunice who m. Wm Colegrove, Alpha who m. Juliette LANGLEY and perhaps other children. I would like to contact others who have information about a potential second wife of Erastus WRIGHT, whose maiden name may have been DAVENPORT.


Donna Dicksson Tue Jan 26 08:30:15 1999
Clarence LeRoy Riffle was born in Norwich, Chenango Co. NY on June 29, 1926. His father was Charles Ernest Riffle and mother was Jeanette Riffle. There were 8 siblings before my father. Does anyone have any information about this family living in Norwich?


Linda Tue Jan 26 22:19:51 1999
I am searching for David Josiah MONROE born Jan 10, 1825 in Norwich, Chenango Co, NY. I would like to know anything about his parents or siblings. David married Vesta FULLER of Triangle, Broome Co, NY, Jan 5,1845.(daughter of Abram and Phebe (Spencer) FULLER) They had a daughter Cornelia. After her death he married her younger sister in 1847. Davids mother was b.in Rhode Island and his father in Ct. He is, I believe he was one of six children. He later moved to WI. where he married for the 3rd time. Then to CO.WA,and Arizona

I Would appreciate any info Especially the MONROE family. I have info on David from 1845 to present and on the Fuller family back to 1600


Bonney Tamkins Thu Jan 28 16:12:29 1999
Seeking information on my Grandmother ETTA M. KILMER b. May 24, 1888 somewhere in Norwich.Her brothers names are CHARLES KILMER, LOUIS KILMER, sister,ELLA KILMER. Her Grandfathers names on her mother side was JOSEPH CHRISTMAN, he served in the Civil War 140th div. 5th Corp., Company F. This is all the information that I have on them. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Bonney


Roberta Meehan Thu Jan 28 16:37:12 1999
I am seeking information about Charles ZELLER, his wife, Minnie, and their daughter Virginia. Virginia resided in Troy, NY. Minnie's sister was Fannie McDougal. Fannie McDougal's son was Ralph McDougal who resided in Bainbridge, NY.


Carol Niewinski Wed Feb 3 17:25:37 1999
Clayton BAUMANNs wife, Zada BAUMANN was born 22 Sept 1907 and died 30 JUNE 1992 in South Otselic, Chenango Co., NY. I have tried unsuccessfully to obtain a copy of her obituary. Can anyone living in that area provide me with a copy. Thank you.


Janice Carney Fri Feb 5 10:55:14 1999
I am searching for any info on Bessie LOUDEN. She married william HATTEN in 1905 in Greene N.Y. I know she had one son Raymond. Her father was Edger SHERMAN and mother Lilly. Also would like to know if there is any connection to Eugene CHAPPELL of Greene to the LOUDENS. If you have any information please e mail me at janic@eznet.net Thank you---Jan


Helga Andrews Fri Feb 5 13:05:09 1999
Alfred Shepardson, b 1768 Apr 26 Attleboro MA d 1819 Jun 14 Afton (Bainbridge) Chenango Co. He married Dolly BULLOCK in Guilford Vt and had 6 children: Sally, Clarissa, Zadoc, Dolly, Alfred and Simeon SHEPARDSON. Clarissa married William S. MORTON; would like to know marriages of the other 5 and any children they may have had. Thanks for any help.


Lin Van Buren Sat Feb 6 03:23:45 1999
BETTS, WRIGHT, BOLT - Peter BETTS appears in the 1820 US Census in Chenango Co NY, before moving to Rensselaer Co NY. When he wrote his will on 20 November 1835 in Greenbush, Rensselaer Co NY, he named his wife Bathsheba [née WRIGHT] and his "adopted daughter" Polly BOLT wife of Charles BOLT of Guilford, Chenango Co NY. In October 1842 when his will was probated in Rensselaer Co NY, Polly BOLT was of Bainbridge, Chenango Co NY. Would like to hear from anyone who recognises this Polly BOLT. Thank you. Lin Van Buren


Don Boyd Sat Feb 6 04:56:02 1999
Josiah FULLER, b. 1763 in Amenia, Dutchess County, apparently relocated elsewhere in NY state as an adult. His brother Varsel/Varcel was in Chenango Co. as an adult, so it's a logical place to look for Josiah. Josiah would have had children during about 1783 - 1803 or later. I'd like to hear about any FULLER families in Chenango Co. during those early years.


Ingrid Sat Feb 6 18:17:30 1999
Cyril CARPENTER married Amanda MASON. They had a son, Cyril, born 3/25/1824 in Chenango Co. NY. He was reported to be from old New England stock. He left home at 16 and moved to Indiana. I'd like more info on Cyril and Amanda. Thank you.


Lorelei Barrett Mon Feb 8 16:35:35 1999
Researching my family genealogy for information on my 3-greatgrandmother, Fanny Mills born 1806-1808 in Sherburne, NY. She married David Campbell abt 1824-5. She died in 1877 and buried in McConnellsville, NY. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you


Roni Fraysier Tue Feb 9 09:37:19 1999
I am looking for any information on Eliza Jane SHERWOOD,her siblings and parents. Here is what I know: Eliza Jane SHERWOOD b. Mar. 21, 1842 in Chenango County, New York d. 1913, buried Popple Creek Cemetery, Grants Township, Dunn County, Wisconsin. She appears in the 1860 Marquette County, Wisconsin census living in the household of David SEE. She married Richard C. SEE (David's nephew) in 1862. In the 1880 census for Grants, Dunn County; Sam (28)& Clay (38)SHERWOOD (both born in New York)are living with Eliza & Richard. Probably her brothers. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!


Mary Lou FINN Tue Feb 9 10:24:50 1999
Daniel HYDE, born ca 1760 in Lebanon, Ct. Lived Claverack, Columbia Co.NY, Middleburg, Schoharie Co, NY, and Chenango Co. NY. Had Zerviah, my 4th great grandmother, Cynthia WELCH, Chauncey, Elijah, Molly, Daniel et al. Daniel HYDE and his son Chauncey HYDE are buried in Afton Rural cemetery.(Ihave photographs of gravestones) Seeking descendants of any of this HYDE family. I have a great amount of undocumented info on Zerviah HYDE who married Earl MARTIN and removed to Oxford Co., Ont. Wish to locate vital records for these people.
Please e-mail Mary Lou FINN


Bob Lewis Tue Feb 9 17:31:24 1999
I am searching for info on Laura Ann WHITE b. abt 1815. She married Elias LEWIS abt 1830 in Chenango Co. NY. They lived in Groton NY in 1863. They died in Moravia, NY. They had 7 children.
Mary, Lydia, Fannie, Mertilo, Joseph, Elias E. & Susan.
If you can make a connection to Laura Ann please let me know.
Thanks .... Bob Lewis - Ellicott City, MD


P.J.LEDBETTER Wed Feb 10 13:04:20 1999
MARGARET SHARPE (daughter of ORRIN SHARPE of Vermont & Sally Tracy of Conn.) born 1829 in Greene, Chenango co. NY. Any information regarding these three individuals.thank you.


John T. Wilcox Thu Feb 11 16:59:20 1999
Searching for information on Garner WILCOX, listed in the 1830 census for Chenango County, NY. He would have been 19 at the time. Is there any information on who he would have been living with at the time? Where he was residing? Would very much like to determine his place and date of birth.


Kem Hart Sat Feb 13 10:03:03 1999
I seeking information about my maternal gg grandparents, Henry Stephen AUSTIN and his wife, Alice Irene HARRIS AUSTIN. I've been told that they used to live on a farm in the McDonough, Chenango County, NY area in the approximate times period of 1900 - 1920. An elder cousin has told me she remembers picking blackberries there as a child.

Henry was born 1 Jan 1857 in Denmark, Lewis County, NY; Alice was born about 1860 (same place). Date of their marriage is unknown at this time. They had 3 sons: Fred Henry, Elon Clark (my g grandfather) and Floyd Eugene. They also had 3 daughters: Mary Alice, Mabel, and Cora Estelle.

Elon was married to the former Lillian L. HIE from Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. My grandmother, Florence Lillian was born in German, NY on 11 Sep 1915.

Would like to exchange information with anyone with specific information about these families.


Sheila Shutts Sat Feb 13 15:20:35 1999
James H. SHUTTS is listed as postmaster for South Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY in 1851. Does anyone have info on this person and his family?


Richard Mathewson Sun Feb 14 07:32:51 1999
Searching for information about JAMES MATHEWSON, living in Smithville in the 1800/1810 census. His wife was ELIZA THOMPSON. His brothers may have been J, AZEL, NOAH and JOHN; their homes were New Berlin. NOAH had a daughter who is buried in the Medbury Cemetery. ANDREW JACKSON MATHEWSON,my g.g. grandfather was JAMES' son. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks. Dick Mathewson, Norman, Oklahoma


Tamera Lien Sun Feb 14 21:08:48 1999
I am searching for information on a Lucia(Elizabeth)ELDRIDGE, bn 12 June 1846, Pitcher,Chenango, NY. Parents are father Adin ELDRIDGE, bn 1813 ,NY, mother, Mary "Celina" ROOD, bn. 19 Sept 1810 Pompey, NY Lucia was married to Charles Emanuel Destival, married 18 May 1862.


Michael DeMott Tue Feb 16 06:03:34 1999
Searching for ancestors and descendants of George W. SMITH, born 20 June 1819 in Chenango County and first wife Priscilla HOYT. They were married in Chenango County in 184_. Their child Mary was born 7 June 1844 in Greene, Chenango County. After Priscilla's death in 184_, Mary went to live with her uncle Julius HOYT in Wellsville, Allegheny County. Any information on this HOYT or SMITH family is anxiuosly awaited.


Marsha Strong Tue Feb 16 17:35:37 1999
I am looking for information about Vivian REED (or possibly spelled REID) who was born in Chenango County, NY in 1878, according to the birth certificate I recently received for her daughter, Vera I. BEST, born Feb. 17, 1900.

Vivian REED was the second wife of my ggfather, Frank C. BEST. She also had a son named Lansing Best, twin daughters Evelyn and Catherine Best, (all born after 1900) and *possibly* a son named John born before 1900.

Any "crumb" of information on this REED family, however small, I would greatly appreciate receiving! :-)


George McIntosh Wed Feb 17 18:17:05 1999
I am looking for THORNTON in the late 1700, early 1800, who might have gone to Canada. I believe they were descended from John THORNTON and Jemima MILLS and came from RI. Thanks in anticipation.


Cheryl Barcomb Fri Feb 19 07:07:14 1999
Could someone in Chenango County please do a obit lookup for me? I am trying to get the obit notice of my grandfather. This is what I have on him:

NAME: Bernard Edward White
Death Date: May 22, 1961
Place of Death: New Berlin, New York
Usual Residence: Edmeston, New York
Buried at: Edmeston on May 26, 1961
Spouse Name: Arlene Haggerty White
Children of Bernard: Arlene, Sandra, Barbara, Lois, James

Please e-mail me. Thanks for any help you can give


Mark Peebles Fri Feb 19 07:45:32 1999
I am looking for any family members by these surnames. They were first in Chenango County in the 1700s I believe. I know there were some in Harrisville as that is where my Grandfather Floyd PEEBLES was born. He was born in 1908. The family was in other towns also in Chenango County but I am not sure which ones. I do have some information and I am willing to help anyone else with any connection to the family. I can be emailed at MarkPeeblesNY@yahoo.com Thanks.


Linnea Fri Feb 19 10:33:36 1999
I am still trying to trace the family of origin of Esther SHIRLEY, who married Hazard BURDICK. The family settled in Norwich and Esther and Hazard are buried in the Old Burlingame Burial Grounds. Genealogies give Esther's parents as a ____SHIRLEY and a _____DENISON. I noticed that there was quite a contingent of DENISONs who moved to what is now Pharasilia (Then Stonington), from Stonington CT. I strongly suspect that Esther originally hailed from the Stonington area. Any leads, hints, clues, or somewhat-founded speculations are welcome at this point! Thanks!


Alice Swanson Fri Feb 19 15:41:32 1999
Townsend Smith GARDNER m. Thankful GEER. Does anyone know anything about the GARDNERs who lived in Plymouth? Anthony VOLLMER m. Adella WILCOX raised l0 children. He was b. in 1840's came here in 1867 from Germany. Charles WILCOX m. Semantha BRIGGS, never found his father Sprague's parents. Chas. was b. 1824 d. before 1870. Semantha lived to be 97 l/2 yrs. old. d. 1921.


Gary Brundidge Fri Feb 19 21:32:05 1999
I am searching for a Mastin Brundage who lived in Greene, Chenango county. I located him in the 1830 Census. I am looking for any information on him and his wife Mary Ann Mead. Of particular interest would be any information of the first wagon train to head West from this area. Maybe with an article or list of people on the wagon train. This train was supposed to have departed about 1838/39. Thanks. Gary Brundidge


Jerry Forman Sat Feb 20 05:59:04 1999
Interested in contacting any relatives of Anna KOSTA-HANDLIR who died January 1974 in Earlville at the age of 83.

Indian Brook Road, Town of Greene

Bill Lenga Sun Feb 21 10:07:13 1999
I am still looking for information about Indian Brook road in the Town of Greene. I have heard a story about an old Indian who lived at the bottom of the road and wandered up and down the creek. Supposedly there are caves along the creek bed which to date I still haven't found. Further up the road on land across from a large farm was supposed to be an Indian trading site. Any info would be very much appreciated. Thanks.

Town of Greene

Bill Lenga Sun Feb 21 10:13:06 1999
I have some information on "Robinson's Refrigerator", known as the "Old Stone Ruin" on the Upper Geneganstlet Road in the Town of Greene (Boeltz Farm). Anyone interested or has more information on this old refrigeration plant from the late 1800's please reply. Thank you.


Stephen Kleisath Tue Feb 23 11:24:20 1999
I'm looking for information concerning Icabod WHITE and Rhoda HOAG, his wife. He is the brother of Henry and William and fought in the revolutionary war with them. I believe their father is William WHITE from Mass. possibly Watertown. I am a descended from Icobods son David WHITE and his wife Eleanor DAVIS.


Ann Jones Tue Feb 23 19:00:05 1999
Looking for info on JOHN JONES, b 1802, and MARIA MATHER, b 1804, and their children, SOPHIA HARRIET, JOHN JONES (Jr.), WILLIAM and CHARLES HENRY JONES, b 30 Aug 1836, Norwich. John and Maria are originally from Massachusetts. We have next to nothing regarding John and Maria and their family.


Bonnie Brewer Wed Feb 24 21:27:30 1999
I am seeking information on Stephen Ledbetter GILE, b. 1888 in Bainbridge, New York. His father was Charles GILE and his mother was a LEDBETTER. Stephen's daughter Alice says he was born a little No and East of Bing Hampton's. He was a Mason. He married Frances Isabelle FOUTS, b. 28 July 1888.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you. Bonnie


Naida Lounsbury Thu Feb 25 04:30:20 1999
Seeking information on parents and siblings of Lucretia CHAPMAN and Egbert PEARSALL who married in Smithville Flats 13 May 1848. Her father posssibly Daniel or Charles.


F Page Thu Feb 25 12:38:34 1999
Searching for information on the family of Amos BEACH and wife Mary Ann PAGE BEACH, 1813-1894. The family orginally lived in the Columbus, NY area and at the time of Mary Ann's death lived in Greene, NY. Thank you.


Mary McGinnis Thu Feb 25 15:06:17 1999
I am looking for the following surnames in the years 1840-1920:

ROCK, William b. OH - 1820 (civil engineer for railroad in area)
m. Margary BOYD b. IN
m. Joanna (?) Chenango Co.
children: Samuel, Wilbur, Hattie, Lottie, and 2 more daughters

ROCK, Samuel F. b. IN - 1843 (civil engineer for railroad in area)
m. Adelia C. KELLER lived in Plymouth, Chenango Co. b. Spraker's Basin
children: John W.

ROCK, Wilbur b. IN - 1847 (surveyor in area)
m. Ellen (?) b. Chenango Co., NY
children: Howard, Cora, Glynn b. Chenango Co., NY (from 1875 census, lived in Norwich)

ROCK, daughter 1 - m. (?) BEARDSLEY
ROCK, Lottie m. SCHARP, F. Joseph
ROCK, daughter 2 m. (?) HAMLLP (?)
ROCK, Hattie m. BAILEY, (?)

All of these have resided in Norwich at one time or the other. Any information will be appreciated.


Helen Clegg Thu Feb 25 20:34:36 1999
Seeking data on Joseph MUDGE who md Jane JARVIS and his son Joseph MUDGE who md Jane DARROW. The latter just disappear! Joseph Mudge sr. lived in Butternuts, Otsego, NY, but his descendants moved to northern Chenango Co.


Gary Welch Fri Feb 26 06:37:27 1999
My g-g-grandfather was Samuel Philip HATCH. According to his death certificate he was b. 1823 in Chenango Co., NY (other sources indicate 1821-1822) and d. 1889 in Union, Broome Co., NY. The certificate lists his parents as Samuel HATCH and Sarah PHILIPS. There was a Samuel HATCH in Oxford, Chenango Co. in the 1820 and 1830 censuses, does anyone have any information on this family?


judy stromsted OR judy stromsted Fri Feb 26 09:40:19 1999
Celestra / Celestia LAUTER was born in 1842, supposedly in Unadilla, NY. She was m. to Henry R. Johnston, with whom she had 2 sons, William Emmett Johnson and Charles H. Johnston. Celestra and Henry apparently lived in Binghamton area, as that is where children were born. They settled in Corning, Steuben Co., NY, where Celestra and Henry died, she is 1909, and are buried in Hope Cemetery. I cannot find Celestra in Otsego or Delaware Cos., so am hoping I can find her in Chenango


Jan Carney Fri Feb 26 12:19:55 1999
Looking for any info on Bessie LOUDON who was born in Walton, N.Y. in about 1889. She married William HATTON in 1905 in Greene. I know she had one son named Raymond. Any info would be very welcome.


Randy Lilley Sat Feb 27 07:26:37 1999
Looking for info. on Setphen DUTTON b.1756 who married Sally TARBELL b. 1761 and lived in Afton. I have a lot of DUTTON information to share.
Randy Lilley-Essex,Vt


David Seely Sun Feb 28 05:27:37 1999
Looking for decendents of David E SEELEY buried in Bainbridge cemetery. Euphemia, who is also there, was his daughter. Thanks.


Rick Sciacca Sun Feb 28 16:00:28 1999
Looking for John H. WHALEY and descendents. Also trying to prove that John H. is the Son of Thomas Sr (1756-1847), and the brother of Thomas Jr.(1782-1846), and Jeremiah J. (1797-1870). John H, Thomas jr, and Jeremiah J. all emlisted together in War of 1812 on September 1, 1814, Schuyler, Herkimer County New York, Capt. R Root's Company (this is exatly one week after Washington DC was burned by the British) (Perhaps how long it took them to hear about this). Any info you can provide on any WHALEY would be greatly appreciated.


Gloria Taylor Sun Feb 28 20:20:18 1999
I am looking for any descendents of John Allen and Sarah FORD who were living in New Berlin, Chenango Co., NY on and before Jan 27, 1825. My great great grandfather was born on that date, the youngest of 10 children. We know he and his brother moved south to Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina sometime before 1847. After his brothers (Sidney) death in Wilmington, NC, Byron DeMarl FORD moved into Duplin County, NC, met and married my gggrandmother Sophronia Davis on Oct 9, 1851. If anyone has any information regarding this family, or knows someone who does, I would appreciate hearing from you.


Gerald Fritts Mon Mar 1 04:13:47 1999
I am looking for the Fritts surname. Earl Fritts was an aviation pioneer and lived in the Norwich area


Naida J. Lounsbury Mon Mar 1 17:10:07 1999
Seeking parents/siblings of Egbert PEARSALL (born 1820/21) who married Lucretia CHAPMAN 13 May 1848 Smithville Flats (Chenango)NY. Her parents Charles or Daniel CHAPMAN (died Smithville Flats 1849) and Catherine YOUNG(S).


Mary AnnCrain Mon Mar 1 17:42:21 1999
I am looking for the family of Smith BRADLEY, born about 1781 in Kent, Conn. He came to Greene (now Smithsville)in about 1803 with his Father, David BRADLEY. He was a farmer and died in 1816 and was buried on his farm. There was another Smith BRADLEY born in 1816 in the same local. He married in that town and had two children there, Charles and Harriet. I am looking for both marriages of the Smith BRADLEY'S and the birth record of the second Smith BRADLEY. I think that the two Smith Bradley's were father and son but I have nothing to substantiate this. I need help!


Margaret Mary Skotleski Tue Mar 2 19:25:07 1999
I am looking for any information on ERT WHITNEY, ANNE OSBORNE WHITNEY. They also had a son AUBREY. I have no specific dates except my family visited there until at least early 1940's. Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance
Margaret Mary Skotleski


Albert Brown Wed Mar 3 07:33:59 1999
Elizabeth SEYMOUR b. about 1810 probably in Sherborne, Chenango county, married James BLISS there in 1830. Her parents were born in Connecticut and his born in Massachusetts per census. Would appreciated any information on parents of both.


Jane Cole Fri Mar 5 13:23:07 1999
I found Eleazer ALBEE as a pensioned Rev. War soldier in 1824, living in Chenango Cy. In your posted cemetery records, I found him in New Berlin, having d. 13 July 1836, age 80. Does anyone have any information on his family - parents, spouse and sibs? Would appreciate any help.


Mabry Benson Fri Mar 5 18:54:31 1999
Looking for desc & info on family Paul HIMES b 1769 d 1828 Chenango Co, who I believe is a son of Spink HIMES b 1734 d 1822 Berlin, Rensselaer Co.


Mel Smith Fri Mar 5 22:55:52 1999
I'm searcing for the parents of Ida and Marietta HENDERSON.
I have a letter dated 1905 from Ida CARNRIKE to her sister Mary (HOGUE, in Illinois). She speaks about her daughter Helen, a toddler at the time. She also speaks of Elmor, who I assume is her husband. She also states that they should be expecting a new brother or sister, so I assume that Ida and Mary are younger than age 25 at the time of the writing.
From other sources I have found that there were relatives of the HENDERSON, HOGUEs in Rome, Norwich, Edmeston, and Bridgewater New York. If you have any tidbits of information, I would appreciate the lead. Thanks. Mel Smith


ROGER M THOMPSON Sat Mar 6 09:27:28 1999
Need info on Andrew Harland THOMPSON, B:MASSENA, NY., NOV. 4, 1916 and lived in Mt Upton, NY. Also his father and mother; CLARENCE and CORA THOMPSON (THOMPSON was her maiden name also). CLARENCE B:APRIL 15, 1885. Lived in Gilbertsville. CORA B: APRIL 10, 1899


Gayalyn Wojtowicz Sun Mar 7 14:44:52 1999
Looking for information on Henry W. H. WATKINS born ca 1823 in Charlton, Saratoga County, NY son of Samuel WATKINS and Mary HIGBY. The family lived in the Syracuse area in the 1840's and 1850's. Henry who often went by HWH WATKINS married Frances (SLOAN?). He became a minister and served at the Free Congregational Church of God at East Pharsalia 1 April 1879 to ?. He died at McDonough, Chenango County, New York on 20 March 1901 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse, NY. Perhaps someone could suggest a newspaper from the area in which an obit. might have appeared or a church history that might tell about his life.


Larry Bradley Mon Mar 8 04:57:01 1999
I am looking for any information about Cortland BROWN who was born Feb 22, 1849 in Chenango County, Plymouth Twp, New York. He was the son of Perry BROWN and Heneretta (ERISLEY) BROWN. Any information about Perry or his wife Heneretta would be appreciated. I have information about Cortland after he moved to Iowa if anyone is interested.


Linda Kmiecik Wed Mar 10 19:49:26 1999
Seeking marriage in Chenango Co., NY c. 1790-1803 of James STERLING and Mary -----. James born Haddam, CT in 1770, and in Athens Co., OH by 1818.


Frank DENNIS Sat Mar 13 17:01:39 1999
Seeking forebears of John CALKINS, b. 1785 Chenango Co., NY (?), d. 1851 Butler, Wayne Co., NY, m. Phoebe WELLMAN (1787-1863), had children Milo, Phebe, Sarah, John, Emmalia, Ensign, Martin, Mahalia, Wm. Wallace B.1809-1829. Family moved to Butler between 1809 and 1811. Other CALKINS also moved from Chenango to Wayne Co. in early 1800s. ____ CALKINS, wife of Hiram SPRAGUE, and Mortimer CALKINS are mentioned in "Rose Neighborhood Sketches", a history of the adjacent township.


Jennifer Young Mon Mar 15 17:27:53 1999
I am looking for information on Gilbert STRONG, Sr. He came to Chenango County to Sinclairville, Chautauqua County around 1818. He died June 12, 1861 in Ellington, NY aged 91.


Bonnie Brewer Tue Mar 16 10:03:44 1999
Need information on Stephen LEDBETTER GILE. Born 1888 in Bainbridge, Chenango County. Father Charles GILE cir. 1860, Mother a LEDBETTER. (changed from LEADBETTER?) Stephen had 6 siblings George, Leon, John, Frank and 2 sisters, names unknown to me.
ANY assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Bonnie.


Anne Townsend Wed Mar 17 07:44:26 1999
I am seeking information on MELISSA CURTIS, b. 14 Jan. 1816 at McDonough.; d. 14 Jan. 1907 at Oxford, NY. Melissa, m. 1st. Daniel CLINE, b. ca. 1815; d. 28 Dec. 1852. She m. 2nd. 27 Sept. 1854, Zalmon HAIGHT, b. 1823; d. 1901 at Oxford. Melissa had 4 children by CLINE, George, Ruth, who m. John LIVINGSTON, Charles and Riley. In the 1900 census, Oxford, Melissa and Zalmon are found living with Charles PANGBURN, and his wife Almeda HOLDREDGE, Almeda is an adopted daughter of Zalmon and Melissa.
In the 1880 WILL of Eliza SMITH, widow of Daniel , Melissa HAIGHT is the first child named. A copy of the certificate of death for Melissa HAIGHT, names her mother as Eliza MOORE, father unknown. Found in Cortland Co., biographies is John D. LIVINGSTON, wife Ruth CLINE, dau. of Daniel CLINE and Melissa CURTIS. Eliza T. MOORE, b. 20 Mar 1799 at Mcdonough, dau. of Sylvanus MOORE and Elizabeth CURTIS, m. 1st ca. 1815, an unknown CURTIS, m. 2nd. ca. 1822/23, Daniel SMITH, son of John SMITH and Abigail BURROWS. In the 1880 WILL of Eliza SMITH, she names all of her surviving SMITH children, and grandchildren of her deceased children. My assumption is this unknown CURTIS, probably died sometime after the birth of Melissa in 1816 and Eliza's marriage to Daniel SMITH in 1822/23. Who was this unknown CURTIS.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Nancy Keogh Thu Mar 18 14:54:55 1999
Searching for FREDERICK LAWTON married SUSIE LANE. Daughter FRANCES ANN LAWTON born 27 OCT 1889 in Greene, NY Orphaned as young girl and went to live with MINNIE and OSCAR BECKWITH of Greene, NY. FRANCES later married LEO KEOGH prox 1915. Lived in Binghamton, NY until 1964 - 65.


David Kroeger Fri Mar 19 21:17:17 1999
Researching for any information on WILLIAM HENRY CHAPMAN,born January 12, 1830 in Chenango County. He was engaged in farming and lived there for 34 years. He served in the Civil War with the 126 New York Infantry. Looking for his parents names and his brohters and sisters names, if any. His parents birth dates and date of death,etc. Thanks in advance


Janice Townsend Sat Mar 20 09:50:02 1999
Looking for info on George P. PETTIS, b. 1812, d. 1882 in Franklin Co., IA. Ma. to Betsey A. BUTLER, b. 1818 in Smyrna, Chenango Co., NY, d. 1905 in Hampton, Franklin Co., IA. Children were Sarah, George Alphonso, Israel, Susan, Betsy E., and Charles. George Alphonso PETTIS was b. 10 January 1839 in North Norwich; d. abt 25 February in Hampton, Franklin Co., IA. Janice Townsend, ktownsend@foxinternet.net


Ann Hayes Sun Mar 21 07:07:53 1999
Believe the Sally MERRILL who d., age 59, Feb 1870, Greene, Chenango Co. NY, may have been the wife of Nathaniel Merrill. If so, she was the daughter of Andrew and Polly (PALMER)YEOMANS of Preston, Chen. Co. I would like to correspond with any descendants; I have much on the Yeomans family and would be glad to share it. The Merrills may have had a daughter, Amanda.


Marvin Hall Sun Mar 21 10:14:14 1999
I would like to know if anyone has knowledge of a Joseph or Joshua KNAPP who was born in New York, possibly Chenango County, in 1776, and settled in Lewis or Greenup County Kentucky in about 1820.


Kathy Schumann Mon Mar 22 07:43:22 1999
Looking for info on my gggggggrandfather,James Rice b.1770,his wife Eleanor Hitchcock RICE b.1779. Their son, Timothy RICE b.1798 in Bainbridge, NY. James RICE and his brother-in-law, David HITCHCOCK put up the first carding mill in Caneadea, NY about 1807 or 08. They brought the machine from Bainbridge. All help appreciated and returned.


linda stone Mon Mar 22 18:09:13 1999
seeking information on ARPATIA WILCOX BEADLE.
b. 8/11/1849 OXFORD, N.Y.
d. 6/24/1908
Did she have other brothers and sisters? Where did she live in Chenango Co.?


ralph fields Tue Mar 23 17:46:43 1999
I'm trying to locate family ties to LYMAN MYERS born Oct 18, 1810 in Columbus NY to HEZEKIAN and DOLLY MYERS.


Ross Levi King Wed Mar 24 19:04:36 1999
Levi Hamilton MCCULLOUGH was b. in Norwich, Chenango County, NY April 18, 1810. His parents were Levi MCCULLOUGH and Isabella HAMILTON. I would like to acquire a copy of a manuscript concerning the McCULLOUGH family, written by William Raleigh McCULLOUGH, and reportedly housed in the Guernsey Memorial Library in Norwich. Any help towards this end would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ross L. King.


Lisa Campbell Byington Thu Mar 25 06:50:00 1999
Alexander and Elizabeth CAMPBELL lived in Afton when their daughter Anne married Leroy CARD in 1874. Soon afterwards Alexander and Elizabeth moved to Tracy Creek, Broome Co., NY
Any info would be appreciated.


Marcia T Felts Thu Mar 25 16:20:22 1999
I am looking for relatives of Herbert Fayette THOMPSON born in Sherburne on 7/9/1866 to Harriet Elizabeth (WOODCOCK) THOMPSON and J W THOMPSON. His brothers were George and W S THOMPSON and he had a sister Mrs. M W Morgan of Norwich. Herbert was my grandfather and died in 1928.


Edward Carter Fri Mar 26 21:12:54 1999
I am interested in finding the family of Frances Elizabeth PALMER who was born on 7 March 1910 (probably Owego) or C.D. PALMER (male) who lived at 80 Silver St., Norwich, NY in March of 1910. Drop me a note if this is your line. Thanks-Edward Carter.


Diane Titus Sat Mar 27 15:29:52 1999
Where is Tallett Hill cemetery? Many Church girls married into Tallett family. I believe he was Hessian. Cannot find much about John Tallett who was first in VT., then in Brookfield, Madison, and family later in S. Otselic. Any ideas?
Diane Titus


Gail Lynde Sun Mar 28 16:09:30 1999
I'm looking for Othaniel or Othiniel WILKINS who may have moved to Bainbridge or Guilford @ 1780. He would have been a "Vermont Sufferer" coming from Guilford, VT.


Joseph Covey Mon Mar 29 14:22:59 1999
Phannella / Fanny BURGETT married Daniel COVEY ca. 1815, prob. Smithville / Triangle area. Known children are Hiram, Daniel, Sarah/Sally, Elisha. Emigrated to Iowa from Triangle in 1840's. Do you know of parents/siblings of Phannella/Fanny BURGETT?


Marsha Wed Mar 31 07:14:17 1999
I am looking for information on Stephen and Lydia HENRY from the Chenango County area, they are the parents of My great grandmother Jane Henry GUILE born 19 Oct 1833, any and all information would be appreciated, am willing to share any information that I have. Thanks, Marsha

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