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Chenango County, New York

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Bruce Lloyd Sat Jul 1 10:38:06 2006
Seeking burial place of James D. LLOYD, Civil War soldier from Chenango Co. Pvt, Company H 168th NY Vol Inf. Died ca Jan. 1907. Lived Smithville, Coventry, Brisbin, Mt. Upton, Rockwell Mills and elsewhere. Married and divorced. Childless and ignored by history. Notice of death filed Jan. 1907 by Postmaster, Port Dickinson, NY. James had brothers Anthony H., John L., DeAlton L. and sisters Emily (Smith B.) PATTERSON and Phebe (Warren B.) SMITH. Parents were Jesse D. and Lucinda (WRIGHT) LLOYD.


Helen Wall Sat Jul 8 21:49:34 2006
Looking for information on my aunt, Valerie (aka Wilma) Wall VARGA (b. TX 1914) who d. 17 January 1973 in a car wreck in or near Bainbridge. Her husband, Julian VARGA (b. 1903), d. May 1976. Seeking obits and cemetery information. I believe they owned or operated a Christmas tree farm. I met them only once, in the early 1950s when they came to Texas to visit family; I have never made it to Bainbridge! She did some modeling in NYC in the 1940s and was quite attractive. Would very much appreciate any tidbit that can be located. Thanks! Helen Wall, Houston, TX


melissa Tue Jul 11 13:59:57 2006
Can you help me find my family. I am looking for anyone related to Francis De LONG. His daughter Alma J De LONG married Ferguson WRIGHT she died in 1896 in Pa. This is what I have so far:
August 17,1870 United States Federal Census > New York > Chenango > Afton Image 25
Francis Delong 50 1819 New York W Afton,Chenango,NY Male
Martha Delong 28 1841 New York W Afton, Chenango, NY Female
Francis Delong 16 1853 New York W Afton, Chenango, NY Male
Eleonor Delong 17 1852 New York W Afton,Chenango,NY Female
Alma Delong 4 1865 New York W Afton, Chenango, NY M (should be female)
Otis Delong 1 1868 New York W Afton, Chenango, NY Male
Davis Martin age 7/12
~~Image Source: Year: 1870; Census Place: Afton, Chenango, New York; Roll: M593_916; Page: 13; Image: 27.

1880 Census New York > Chenango > Afton > District 89
175-182-DeLong, Fransis-w-m-60-M-farmer-cannot read,write-ny-ny-ny
Martha-w-f-40-wife-m-keeping house-cannot read,write-ny-ny-ny-
Alma J-w-(m) should be F-13-(son)daughter-S-at home-ny-ny-ny
Otis-w-m-11-son-s-at school-ny-ny-ny
Mary-w-f-8-daughter-s-ny-ny-ny b. 1872
I can't seem to find anything else. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you and God Bless you Melissa


tina pabst Sun Jul 16 17:26:42 2006
Seeking information regarding James VanNESS (circa 1868- 1930's)who lived in Harpursville and later in life near White Store. We think he may be buried in White Store Cemetery in a pauper's grave. Have looked through this cemetery's records but his name is not found. His son Clarence worked on a farm just before the cemetery in White Store. I find him in the 1930 census in Harpursville as a hired man.


Steve Excell Sun Jul 16 20:26:16 2006
Marie GROTSINGER was born July 03, 1912, in Norwich, Chenango County, New York. She died April 22, 1982 and is buried in Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene, Chenango County, New York.

She married Lynn Richard EXCELL, born December 08, 1909, who died February 24, 1972, in Greene, Chenango County, New York USA, and is buried in Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene, Chenango County, New York.

I have extensive family history for the EXCELLs and would like to connect with a GROTSINGER distant cousin to learn more about this branch of the family tree. I suspect she may be the dau of Celestine GROTSINGER, from Alsace-Lorraine, France/Germany region.
Would love to compare research!


Bob Moltzen Thu Jul 20 17:30:10 2006
I am looking for information on Anna Mary IRVING born abt. 1909 and Lena May IRVING born abt. 1914 in Chenango Co. NY. They were the daughters of John IRVING and Viola (ELWELL) IRVING. In 1920 this family was living in Norwich, Chenango Co. NY. Any information on Anna and Lena IRVING would be greatly appreciated.


Carol Berry Redd Sun Jul 23 15:56:53 2006
My g.g.grandfather was Charles Wilson POTTER. I have located an excellent family connection and gained much information, but I would like to put together a pictoral family history - with the help of what all who are a part of this one HUGE family.

Charles Wilson's father, Thomas POTTER, descends from William POTTER b. 1608, and entered America as one of America's First Families:
In Feburary 2002, Ernie Hatton stated that: The genealogist for "First Families of America" has approved the descendancy from John POTTER, a founder of New Haven, CT., to myself and my daughter Dawn Hatton. First Families are families that arrived prior to 1662. Ours arrived in 1635 with John's mother Hannah and his brother William. John arrived in 1638. Both were grown men at the time of arrival.

Charles Wilson POTTER who raised his family in Morgan Co, TN was the youngest son of this Thomas POTTER who descends from Nathaniel POTTER

My earliest finding for Charles Wilson POTTER is the 1840 Greene, Chenango Co, NY census living with his wife, Polly OWEN and his parents, Thomas and Lucy POTTER. Also living in the household is George SQUIRES (19) and Eupheme Van OSTRAND (16). I am very interested to learn Eupheme VanOSTRAND is. Her name indicates some family connection because Charles Wilson named 3 of his daughters similarly; i.e., Eudolpha, Eudemia, and Eugenia. Please help me locate this connection!!

Charles Wilson POTTER brought his family to Tennessee in 1866. Charles Wilson and Mary Pauline "Polly" (OWEN) POTTER moved to Knoxville, TN in 1866 from Chenango Co, NY. Polly's gravestone says she was born in Albany Co, NY in 1825. Please help me locate Polly's parents and siblings. Polly died 13 Oct, 1873, her 48th birthday and is buried at Concord Masonic Cemetery along with her daughter, Sibyl Eugenia POTTER ANDERSON at CONCORD MASONIC CEMETERY as evidenced below (obtained from the Knox Co genealogy website) Compiled and contributed by David Donahue

This cemetery is a block east of Concord Road and one block north of the railroad tracks. The cemetery is well maintained. If there were unmarked graves in all the open gaps in the older parts of the cemetery, there might be almost 100 unmarked graves. However, someone who compared the markers and the cemetery plot records in 1994 says that there are only two unmarked graves. There are definitely more than that, probably around a dozen unmarked graves. The cemetery was recorded April 16, 1989. It was checked January 1, 1990 and February 4, 1990. Updated January 20, 1997.

(This should read "Polly") POTTER, Dolly Owen, 10/13/1825-10/13/1873, "Wife of C. W. POTTER" "Was born in Albany Co. N.Y. . . . Died in Knox Co. Tenn." "Aged 48 years" "Our mother at rest"
(Polly's daughter) POTTER, Eugenia Sibyl [see Anderson, Eugenia Sibyl POTTER]

>From 1870 Knox co. Tn. [all birthplaces NY] I found Charles Wilson POTTER with first wife Polly OWEN POTTER (moved from Chenango Co, NY in 1866)
Potter Charles 45 miller .......
Mary 44 keeping house .......Mary Pauline "Polly" (OWEN) POTTER - d. 13-Oct, 1873 buried at Concord Masonic Cemetery - Farragut, TN
Rudolph 20 miller ...... This is Thomas Rudolph b.1850
Eudolpha 19 female ......Julia Eudolpha (b. 1851 m. STONE, J B on 01-SEP-1874 )
Eudemia 16 female ...... Betsey Eudemia (b. 15-Nov, 1854 d. 6/2/1930 md. OSBORNE, Wm on 28-OCT-1873)
Racies 15 male,farm hand ...... Daniel Racies b. 1855
Eugenia 12,female,at school ..... Sybil Eugenia (b. 1858 d. 17-April, 1895, md. ANDERSON, J on 01-JUL-1875)
Charles 10, at school ....... b. 1860
Julias 5, male..... might have been "Rannie" b. 1865, the year before they moved from Chenango Co, NY)

1880 Morgan Co, TN census has Charles Wilson with 2nd wife, Catherine E. Roe, m. 15 Dec, 1874 and the first 3 of 5 children.

1880 Morgan Co. Tn. Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation
Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Charles W. POTTER Self M Male W 55 NY Miller CT CT
Catharine E. (ROE) POTTER Wife M Female W 35 TN Keeping House TN TN
Charles M. POTTER Son S Male W 19 NY Works In Mill NYNY
(Polly's child)
Julius R.(Rannie) POTTER Son S Male W 14 NY At Home NY NY
(Polly's child) M. Viola ("Ola") POTTER Dau S Female W 4 TN NY TN
Munson L. POTTER Son S Male W 2 TN NY TN
Robert W. POTTER Son S Male W 9M TN NY TN
Source Information:
Census Place District 4, Morgan, Tennessee
2 additional children born to Charles Wilson POTTER and Catherine E. (ROE) POTTER were:
Elmer and Annie as mentioned in Eduemia Osborne's obit. (see below)
My g.grandmother was Betsey Eudemia (POTTER) OSBORNE b. 15-Nov, 1854 in NY to Charles Wilson and Mary Pauline "Polly" (OWEN) POTTER. Her obituary of her death on 6/2/1930, says she is survived by 2 brothers, Daniel Potter of Knoxville, TN (this must be Daniel Rocier POTTER b. 1855) and Rannie Potter ( b. 1860 or 1865) of Wartburg, 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Ola Redman and Miss Annie Potter; three half-brothers, Munson, Wilson, and Elmer.
Munson POTTER b. 1878 was living in KY,
Wilson (Robert W.) b. 1879 or 1880 was living in TX,
Viola (Ola Redman) b. 1876was living in Wartburg, TN and
(2 children born after 1880 census)
Elmer(b. 1880 or later) was living in Ohio, and
Annie(b. 1880 or later) was living in Danville, KY.

Lucy Matilda JONES, the daughter of his older sister, Emily, married Joseph Gordon KNOX, 4 Oct 1870 in Concord, TN - now known as Farragut, TN. She had several children while in TN:
May Elizabeth, b. 16 Sep 1871 in Knoxville
George Gordon Knox, b. 3 Jul 1873 in TN
Edgar Jones, b. 2 May 1875 in TN
Almira Emily Knox, v. 26 June 1877 in TN
Then, the family must have moved to Kansas where Caroline Adelia, Mary Ellen, Jessie Anna, Lucy Augusta, and Edith Eugenia were born.

Please post or email me at PotterOwen@aol.com any info you might have on any of these.


Steve Daniels Sun Jul 23 16:32:51 2006
Looking for descendants and ancestors of Nathan Daniels (1760-1845)md Margaret Dart and his children: (1)Nathan born in CT; (2)James (1789-aft 1851 )md Almira Dow; (3)Alfred D (1799-1883) md Phebe ___; (4)David (1784-1858) md Phoebe Le Vee; (5)Sophia (1802-1856) md Parley Van Tassel and (6)Leonard (1804-1861) md Lucy Bowers. I'm willing to exchange information.


Judy Brown Durocher Sun Jul 23 19:22:42 2006
Obadiah BROWN and Sabra (WATERMAN) (SHELDON) BROWN were each born in R.I. in the 1760's. They moved to Plymouth, Chenengo Co., N.Y. in the early 1800's. They had 3 sons and a daughter who stayed in R.I. and she had 4 daughters from her marraige to Nicholas SHELDON. I don't know if they went to N.Y. I can't find out when Sabra and Obadiah died and where they were buried. Any help or direction would be appreciated. Thank you, Judy


amanda vanderwalker Mon Jul 24 16:06:39 2006
Would like to know about the blood line. Please help.


Onalee Arnold Sun Jul 30 20:36:46 2006
Was Amelia ALCOTT married to Ira HULL? Who was William ARNOLD married to andh where did he move to? Why did the ALCOTTs and George ARNOLDs come to Delaware Co, IA in the 1850's?


Pat Wed Aug 2 07:07:53 2006
Someone contacted me today in reference to King LETSON from Norwich, NY. I accidently deleted the message before I could respond so if you are that person , would you please email me again? thanks


Leslie Post Mon Aug 7 23:35:15 2006
David OVIATT is reported to have married Harriet BENJAMIN of and in Norwich NY in 1824. In a Connecticut deed dated 9 September 1824 he is said to be of "Norwich NY".
David OVIATT is listed in both the 1830 and 1840 Census of Norwich , Chenango County , State of New York --- I have not been able to find him in the 1850 census (very poor writing )
I have found David OVIATT in the 1860 census of Norwich on page # 198 on line #1 David OVIATT age 65 carpenter ? born Conn.
Keeping house is Lucy OVIATT age 31 ? born NY also listed is
David N. age 6
Any information would be appreciated.
Thank You


Pat Fri Aug 11 07:42:19 2006
I am looking for any information regarding the family of Thomas and Pricella (NEWCOMB) LETSON. Sons King, Hiram, William and Francis stayed in Chenango County but sons George and Jonathan moved to Oneida County. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Pat


Dee Hoskins Wed Aug 16 11:34:20 2006
Jon SVENSON emigrated from Sweden in approx 1868, and moved to Pharsalia, New York. Johan Helmer RIKARD emigrated in 1910, and first moved to Shenandoah, Iowa. Later moved to Pharsalia, to be near his friend. I am trying to locate all members of my family that emigrated from Sweden.


Steve Excell Fri Aug 18 08:36:12 2006
Seeking info re George Willard CHALKER, Orando CHALKER, and Andrew CHALKER who lived in Chengango County in the mid-to-late 1800s.
Much to compare. Email me at steve_excell@comcast.net


Kathy Pafunda Fri Aug 18 18:05:39 2006
John SHERMAN b. 1800, married Elizabeth CHURCH 1824. Had at least 4 children, probably more. Lived in Otselic. She probably died before 1850, he probably died before 1860 (at least not listed on census records). Children (that I know of) were Glycera, John jr., Lucy Ann and Loruida (sp?). I am looking for more information about couple, including their parents, if possible. Any help would be very much appreciated!


Jeanene Cole Thu Aug 24 10:51:32 2006
I am looking for information on Clark Edward NORTHRUP who married a Emma E. STRYKER and has a son named Vernon Wesley NORTHRUP born in 1893 at Earlse Station, Chenango County, New York. Any help with this family is greatly appreciated because this is where I am stuck and cannot get or find any other information.


B. Ridgeway Fri Aug 25 16:24:20 2006
I see a Sarah Ann (THOMPSON) GRISWOLD wife of Watson - died 23 November 1858 at age 33 buried in East Pharsalia Cemetery.
I presume this was in child birth for son Rexford.
Can you follow the lines backward from Watson GRISWOLD born 1824 and Sarah Ann THOMPSON?


Sandy Dempsey Mon Aug 28 15:14:45 2006
I am trying to confirm that my g-g-grandfather, Elijah SHOLES, had a first wife by the name of Julie BUTTS. Elijah was born Nov. 21, 1829 in Chenango Co. N.Y. I am also trying to confirm that his parents were William SHOLES and Orla COLE. I found Elijah, in the 1850 census, Columbus, Chenango Co.,living with William and Orla. By 1858 Elijah was living in Buchanan Co. Iowa and had married Sarah ROOT. I am assuming that Elijah had married Julie sometime after the 1850 census. I would like to hear from anyone who has information about these people.


Deb Meade Mon Aug 28 23:28:10 2006
Looking for cemetery where the STODDARD family was buried, Harmon and Harriet, Harmon died 1873, and John J, died 1839, and Aaron, died 1846. We will be driving through Otselic in Sept and would like to see the graves if possible.


Terry Fox Wed Aug 30 15:03:54 2006
I wondering if anyone has any info on Charles A BEERS 1884-1936 who was suppose to be living Bainbridge at the time of his death. His wife was Mary F BAILEY 1886-?? Thanks for any help you may be able to offer. Terry Fox


Harry Kuhner Thu Aug 31 14:14:39 2006
THOMPSON, James G. - State Senator 1874-75 from Norwich. Wife was Julia FOOTE(?), with children William J., Dillaye G. and Frederick F. in 1880 Census. I am seeking any family information or resource information.


Ellen Chavez Thu Aug 31 16:34:30 2006
I am looking for any information on Marietta BACON, born 1806, in Coventry, Tolland County, CT. Her father was Ebenezer BACON. She had a brother named Ezbon and Septimus, and a sister named Hannah BACON.

They lived in 1831 in Preston, based on information of a will by her uncle, Samuel BACON, brother of Ebenezer BACON. Apparently he owned some land in Chenango County.

Any information and help will be very much appreciated. Marietta moved to Huntington Township, Luzerne County. She lived there in 1845- 1850?


William Morrison Sun Sep 3 06:18:28 2006
On 14 Ded 1823 Lucy E (RATHBONE) SAGE died and was buried in Amblerville Cemetery, New Berlin, Chenango, NY. The surname of RATHBONE is just one of many spelling that have been found, however, I have used the one both most commonly found and most common in usage. She was married to Nathan SAGE abt 1817.

Nathan married (2), what I believe is Lucy C CLARK.
I am lacking many details on this family and would appreciate anyone helping me in filling in the gaps. I would like to know:

When and where was Nathan born?
When and where was Lucy RATHBONE born?
When and where did Nathan and Lucy RATHBONE marry?
When and where was Lucy CLARK born?
When and where did Nathan and Lucy CLARK marry?

I have found two children by Nathan and Lucy RATHBONE (Ezra C & Ester Lucy).
I have found two children by Nathan and Lucy CLARK (Calista A & Helen S).

I do have some dates and places that have been passed to me by others, however, when I seek verification I come up completely empty. Therefore, I do not prefer to broadcast those submissions in fear that they will be perpetuated.

I have traced the Nathan SAGE family from this county to counties in Wisconsin (WI) and Minnesota (MN). Nathan died in Steele County, MN on 23 Feb 1884 at the age of 84. He is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Owatonna, Steele, MN. Lucy C (CLARK) SAGE died in Steele County, MN on 19 Jul 1886 at the age of 85. She is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Owatonna, Steele, MN. These data are verified.

Nathan and family appears to have moved from Omro, Winnebago, WI to Meriden, Steele, MN sometime in 1875 - still trying to tighten that date up a bit.
Again, any clues will be greatly appreciated.
William Morrison


Craig Poole Wed Sep 6 08:54:46 2006
Looking for info on a Henry T. ROBBINS, who was born in 1833 in NY, and married first to a Hannah M, 1835-2/11/1867, buried at Frink cemetery, and 2nd to a Pluma-Plumie ATKYNS, and third to Prudha?

Henry T. by first marriage, had 4 children that I know of. Mary S, Sophrano, Charlotte E and Wheeler H. Wheeler H ended up in Dunlap, Harrison Cnty, Ia, and married Ella CHRISTIE, and had 2 sons, True and Rolla Rex. True b/d8/11/1886-9/21/1886, and Rolla 1/8/1888-10/18/1943. Rolla married Ada May NELSON and had 6 children.

Henry T was married 2nd to Plumie-Pluma ATKYNS, and she died June 18, 1890, and is buried with Henry at Frink Cemetery.
In 1910, Henry shows married to Prudy, born 1850, and had been married 16 years, and she had 2 children, with 1 living. No idea on maiden name or children's names. In 1930, Prudy is widowed and still living in Pharsalia.

Any help on this family apprecaitted. I know there are a couple of other Henry's also, so have tried to give as much info that I have so far. I show this Henry, 78 on the 1910 census, and then cannot find him after that.

Appreciate any help. Thank you. Craig, Omaha, Nebraska


L. Jemmett Sat Sep 9 15:49:07 2006
Looking for any information on a Cynthia FRINK b. abt. 1804 N.Y. d. Jan 1852 Binghamton Village, my 3rd great-grandmother. She was married to an Eli BOWKER abt 1834. They were in the Chenango and Binghamton Village areas. Believe she is connected to the Pharsalia FRINKs. Any info or leads on this woman's parents/family greatly appreciated.


Jennifer Holte Kerr Thu Sep 14 13:04:45 2006
I am looking for an obituary and place of burial for my ggggg grandfather, Horatio McGEORGE,who was born in 1755 in England, who we believe died 1-13-1852 in Oxford, Chenango Co, NY. Also, any info regarding a will or land records. Thank you very much for your help.


JaNell Hunter Thu Sep 21 15:24:12 2006
I am looking for a death record for James ARCHER, my great grandfather. He was listed on the Greene, Chenango Co. NY 1860 census and then is gone by 1870. Thank you for any help you can give me.


jo anne chambers Fri Sep 22 17:45:41 2006
Looking for the burial sites of: Hannah COATS and husband Frank COATS and am especially interested in the burial place of David BURRELL born 1801 in Mass., living in Oxford in 1880 census, with son-in-law Frank COATS and daug. Hannah (BURRELL) COATS.
Jo Anne/Vestal


Dave Sat Sep 23 21:29:19 2006
I am looking for any information on Burton HERZOG, he was born in Delaware Co, NY in 1910, married Eleanor R. STEPHENS in 1927, and died in Chenango Forks,NY in 1932.

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