Jul - Sep 1998 Queries Chenango County New York

Jul - Sep 1998 Queries
Chenango County, New York

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Beverly Black Sun Jul 5 10:02:53 1998
I am looking for information regarding George Devillo Williams and his wife Lina Dimorier who were living in or around Bainbridge NY and had the following children: Lee Augustus Williams (my father) who was born in 1904, Wendell, Gladys and Velma. I am trying to do a genealogical tree. Thanks.


Ed Welch Sun Jul 5 16:01:28 1998
I am looking for information on George or Frank Welch or Welsh from between 1850 to 1865. I supplied the following information for better detail and maybe it can be of help to others looking for family. Thank you for your help.
George or Frank Welch or Welsh married Ester or Esther Bendich or Bendick married between 1850 to 1865 (possibly in NY or in PA)
- George Frank 2 April 1862 - 5 October 1913, born Chenango County NY, shipwright and machinest, moved to Eureka CA before 1888, Salvation Army
- Lizzie Ann 1866 - 1895
- Fannie Belle 1870 - 1893
George Frank Welch married Rose Mary Cornwall 10 October 1888 Eureka, CA Have Welch line from George Frank Welch and on to present. He was my ggfather.
Search of Chenango County NY 1870 and 1880 did not turn-up George Frank Welch and Esther or Esther as husband and wife. Also, did not find a record of children George Frank, Lizzie Ann, nor Fannie Belle
NOTE: Those with Welch surname gave their origin as USA or Ireland.
Ed Welch, [email protected]


Gerald Wilcox Mon Jul 6 17:44:28 1998
I am looking for anyone who knows the caretaker, owner, etc of the Wilcox Cemetary, located in Tyner, New York. This is the 2nd Cemetary on a dirt road off of the main highway through Tyner. Several Wilcoxes are buried in Tyner, including Simon Gates, Harrington, and Job. Also buried are Hannah Loomis, wife of Simon Gates, daughter of Edward and Polly. Simon Gates died on February 23, 1883. Information on anyone who takes care of this cemetary would be appreciated.


Ward Tyler Thu Jul 9 09:43:22 1998
Looking for information on the descendants of Robert Orr: ROBERT ORR, a native of Wigtonshire, Scotland, born in 1807 and a son James and Catherine (Kenmure) Orr was reared in his native land, and there learned the weaver’s trade. In 1828 he immigrated to New York City, where he worked at his trade for a few years, and then removed to Onondaga County, New York. He continued working at his trade in that county up to 1849, in which year he removed to Wyoming county, where he spent ten years, only part of the time following is trade. In 1859 he came to Tioga County, Pennsylvania, and rented a farm one-mile south of Wellsboro, in Delmar Township, which he cultivated for two years. He then bought a farm adjoining that now owned by Thomas J Orr, on which he passed the remaining years of his life, dying in September 1891. He married Delia Cook, and to them was born four children, viz.: Catherine, wife of W. E. Tyler of Minnesota; Thomas J of Delmar; Robert S. who was killed before Petersburg, September 9, 1864, while serving in the Union Army, and Alice, deceased wife of A. C. Mack. Mrs. Orr died in 1887, aged seventy-nine years.


Diane Titus Sun Jul 12 14:53:13 1998
Looking for anyone researching these families or related. Especially want to know more about Luther Church of Syracuse in 1850's who was descended from Caleb or Thelisma Church. Diane Titus


Douglas Clark Sun Jul 12 17:38:31 1998
Looking for the family of Giles A. Clark (1906-1982); son of Charles & Maude Clark. Lived in Norwich. Thank you.


Douglas Clark Sun Jul 12 17:43:07 1998
Seeking information on the family of Giles and Blanche (Baker) Newcomb. Children were: Maude (b. 1878); Clarence (b. 1887); Charles (b. 1889); Carl (b. 1891); and, Mae (b. 1895). They lived in Norwich. Thank you.


Steven Bassett Wed Jul 15 09:49:37 1998
BARTON, William - I am seeking information about my 3rd great grandparents William and Rebeccah (Washburn) BARTON who lived in Chenango County prior to 1850. They appear in the 1850 Michigan Census. Their oldest daughter is my 2nd great grandmother. One of their son, Reuben was born in Chenango County in 1830, another son, Ezra, shows up in the 1850 Census in 1850. Any information would be appreciated .


Linda Weller McGuire Fri Jul 17 16:33:11 1998
Hello, I am searching for the burial place of ESTHER UNDERHILL SEELY b 10 Sept 1820 d. 31 Mar 1852 m George Seely b 15 Mar 1799 d. 1 May 1870. In my genealogy papers passed down to me from a g-Aunt; there is a note that Esther is buried at Columbus Center, Chenawago, NY. Since, no such Co. exists; I am quessing it was a mis-spelling, and the Co. is Chenango! George and Esther were my 3x g-grandparents. Thank-you!


Nola Parkey Fri Jul 17 17:13:42 1998
I am looking for information on ELI HOPKINS and OLIVE HOUSE. They have two children who are born in Chenango Co. NY. ZORADA HOPKINS, Born Oct. 12, 1833 and EDMUND HOPKINS, born, Abt. 1835. This family moves to Michigan about 1835. The children born in Michigan are MARTHA 1840, JULIA 1844, ADALADE 1849. Any information on this family would be appreciated. Thank You, Nola Parkey


Marie Spragg Sat Jul 18 11:41:25 1998
Stillwell, Benjamin R. lived Bainbridge, Chenango County Ny 1820 and his antecedents. His oldest son's name is Alexander Franklin Stillwell.


Talma Klaassen Sat Jul 18 11:44:27 1998
William FRAZEE/FRAZIER resident of Chenango co Oxford twp in 1830's . His wife was Hannah. their son Joseph b. 1816 Herkimer co married Catherine COLEMAN. Who were her parents.


Virginia Sat Jul 18 12:48:00 1998
Seeking info on CHARLES JOEL HOWE, born Norwich on March 13, 1813. Married AMY C. HOPKINS from Edmeston in 1869. Amy was his second wife. Need info on Charles' parents. He had a sister Mrs. Charles Dain (don't know her first name). Charles started several churches in the Norwich and West Smyrna area, one being the Free Methodist Church in Norwich. He died in that area in 1884. A picture of Charles is supposed to be hanging in the Free Will Baptist Church in West Smyrna.


Bill O'Donnell Sat Jul 18 18:41:58 1998
LEWIS, Mertilo O., born in Pitcher, Oct. 26, 1839. His father was Elias. Later, In Auburn, married Bridget CARROLL.


Pam (Mead) Westberg Sun Jul 19 15:10:32 1998
Looking for information on Herbert MEAD, Daniel J. MEAD, Samuel MEAD or Ernest YOUNGS, Howard YOUNGS, Susie YOUNGS (wife of Howard). Herbert was my paternal grandfather - Daniel his father and Samuel is Daniel's father. Ernest was my maternal granfather - Howard and Susie were Ernest parents. All of the above lived, married or died in Chenango Co. My parents - E J (Jack) Mead (born in Norwich - 1927) and Bonnie R Youngs (b Oxford - 1933) now reside in Oregon.


Lynn Palmiter Tue Jul 21 00:23:45 1998
Looking for any information on Sophie Dichtemeuller, b.Germany, married Clayton Palmiter, brother of Clinton, Sophie died 1960-61, lived around Earlville. Anything on Palmiter research?


Talma Klaassen Sat Jul 25 06:46:17 1998
Noah COLEMAN resident of Chenango co smyrna twp 1830.Would like to know about his family. Joseph FRAZEE married catherine COLEMAN in 1836.FRAZEE FAMILY lived in Oxford in 1830.Would like to know if Smyrna and Oxford were in close proximity.


Darlene Brant Wed Jul 29 20:27:47 1998
I am looking for information on the family WILLIAM & BETSEY WIDGER. lived in PRESTON,Chenango County,New York in 1850.also looking for information on GEORGE.P.WIDGER b:abt:1802 d:10 MAY,1850 PRESTON,Chenango County,New York cause of death was suicude.he is buried in the family plot in PHARSALIA,Chenango County,New York.any information would be most helpful, thank you


Angela Chrisler Fri Jul 31 14:18:25 1998
I am looking for information on the Goodrich family. My great, great, grandmother was a Goodrich. Luta Lucinda Goodrich born 20 Feb 1930 to Alvah Goodrich and Nancy Meriot Barber. Nancy is a Mayflower descendent of George Soule. Alvah Goodrich was born in 1805 in Norwich New York to David Goodrich and Susannah Burdick. Susannah is the daughter of Rev. Hazard Burdick who was born in 1759 in Rhode Island. His place of death is Norwich New York. David Goodrich was born in 1778 to Thomas Godrich and Ruth Royce. I was told by my grandmother that Thomas Goodrich had a twin brother and that Ruth Royce had a twin sister. The other twins also married one another. I would like to find out who the other twins were and what their names were! Thomas was born to James Goodrich and Susannah Hale. Ruth Royce was born to Johnathon Royce and Ruth Beckwith.


Brenda Greenley Rickman Sat Aug 1 06:52:29 1998
Thomas GREENLY/GREENLEY is listed in the 1800 Chenango Co census- he settled near Hamilton coming from Glastonbury CT around 1797. His birth name was GOSLEE, he was a physician and served in the state senate and assembly, and militia. First wife was Mary Electa HUNT. Looking for other descendants and any information.


Melody Sat Aug 1 09:58:01 1998
I am looking for any information on the following line: Anna Rowe, b. 1872, d. 1961 from Chenango or Otsego Co. area.


Sharyn W. Mon Aug 3 09:37:49 1998
I am looking for marriage record on Lewis Wooster and Laurana Holmes married around 1818 or 1817 maybe around Sherburne. Would appericate and information I can get on the William Wooster family Who was is Lewis's Father. THANKS!


Carlene Seeley Tue Aug 4 14:27:56 1998
Looking for any information on Joel Harlow Soule about 1813 to 1860's in Chenango county area. Died somewhere near Georgetown, Madison County, NY about 1868.Looking for his parents.


Charlie Burrow Tue Aug 4 17:13:49 1998
Seeking to share info on BILL, DIX, RECORD & TEFFT families in Smyrna, Chenango County, NY area, about 1830-1870. Individuals include: Isaac and Lucy BILL; Lucy DIX; Comfort, Joseph, Joseph S., Lucy, Orlando Mordiff and William RECORD; Emily, Rowland and Welcome TEFFT.


Richard Jacobs Wed Aug 5 12:17:49 1998
Seeking information on Elipha(let) MOFFATT b. 1800, Brimfield, MA. m. Polly (COLE) TERRILL about 1827 possibly at Green Twp. Chenango Co., NY. Polly b. abt 1808, Bridgeport, Fairfields, CT. Elipha and Polly had several children while livinging in Chenango, NY. Elipha also purchased land in Chenango Co., NY about 1835. Family eventually move to Niagra Co., NY about 1860. Family next moved to New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA > Montcalm Co., Michigan. where both Elipha and Polly died between 1870 and 1875. Elipha and Polly had a dau. Melissa who m. Robert E. Taylor in possibly Lawrence Co., PA. They also moved to Michigan.


cathy sloppy Thu Aug 6 03:39:52 1998
I am looking for Elnathon Osborne, buried in Lake Side Cemetery, Cooperstown. I'm looking for any information on his descendents. Thanks!


Midge Corcoran Thu Aug 6 06:16:31 1998
ORRIN BOYINGTON SMITH was born 1816 in Preston, Chenango Co. NY. He married CELIA BRAGG. Their daughter LOVISA SMITH married CHARLES COBB from Cortland Co. NY. ORRIN SMITH's father ABEL SMITH removed to Preston with his bride POLLY GEE in early 1800's. Abel's father HUGH SMITH also removed there from East Lyme, CT. Both Abel and Hugh died in Preston, NY. If any of these names compare with anyone's ancestors, I would appreciate their correspondence.


JOHN W. BENNETT Thu Aug 6 12:50:23 1998
I am looking for information on the parents and ancestry of MARTIN LUTHER CRAIN b.12/17/1784, d.12/29/1836 married 1805 in Chenango Co. NY to ABIGAIL WASHINGTON b.8/12/1781, d.12/1/1850 Daughter ANNE WINKLER CRAIN b.7/17/1806 in Chenango Co., NY MARTIN Crain was my GGGrandfather. Thanks for any help.


Kenneth Brown Thu Aug 6 17:54:34 1998
I am looking for information about JAMES SMITH, New Berlin, late 1700's and early 1800's. He was a British soldier, captured at the Battle of Cowpens, in the Carolinas. He was probably with the 71st Highlander (Frazers) Regiment. He eventually became a US citizen and lived in New Berlin in the early 1800's. His daughters married Fredrick VAIL and Jeremiah DYER. Fredrick VAIL was the son of the early New Berlin settler, Job VAIL. Jeremiah DYER was the son of Oliver DYER from Rhode Island. James SMITH married Catherine SOUTHARD. Their daugher, the one who married Jeremiah DYER was Mary SMITH. I am also looking for any information about the VAIL family and the SOUTHARD family.


Terry Frank Sun Aug 9 15:31:07 1998
Trying to find out if Henry FRANK Sr., buried in S. New Berlin Cemetery is ggggggrandfather. His wife's name was Catherine, but do not know her maiden name. He was born about 1715, do not know when he died. No info on Catherine either.


Susan Martucci Tue Aug 11 18:40:52 1998
I have just received some new information on my family history that comes from Chenango Co. NY Richard LASKEY (b. 1784 England - d. 1870 Wisconsin) and Dorothy JOHNSON (b. 1800 New Hampshire - d. 1875 Wisconsin) were married in Chenango Co., NY on Feb 7, 1826. Their children were Rhoda, John, Albert, Lois, Thomas, Stephen, Asenath, Chloe, Uri and David all born bet 1826 and 1841 in Green, Chenango Co., NY The family relocated to Columbus Co., WI by 1850. Some of the older children were not with the family, so did they marry and stay in NY? I am looking for information about when this family may have arrived in Chenango co. and any information about the JOHNSON family where Dorothy may have come from. Any info on this family would be appreciated.


Sandy Goodspeed Wed Aug 12 09:51:00 1998
Looking for information on the Johnson Family: Isaac JOHNSON & BETSY CABLE/CABLES. Children could be Henry, Sally and Susan/Betsy. Believe dau Sally married Roswell STIMPSON & dau SUSAN (and/or BETSY) married Jason STIMPSON. Area of Oxford, Coventry, & Bainbridge.
Jason & Susan/Betsy STIMPSON/STIMSON are believed to be the parents of William STIMPSON, my gt grandfather. They were the parents of Ira B. STIMPSON/STIMSON & Warren STIMPSON/STIMSON. Found Warren living with Isaac & Betsy JOHNSON (gd parents) in Coventry & William STIMPSON was a nephew living with Henry & Anna JOHNSON in Coventry. Can anyone out there help me?
Also J. KELSY JONES....WHERE ARE YOU? I know that you have info on JOHNSON family but your e-amil [email protected] is NOT working.
Sandy Goodpseed, 111 Joy Dr., Maryland, NY 12116
[email protected]


Richard Curtis Thu Aug 13 05:07:10 1998
Looking for information on family of following James Curtis: White's Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files shows a James Curtis "S12659, CT & MA Line, sol was b in Oct 1762 at Woodbury in Litchfield Cty CT & lived there at enl & lived there until he was age or 30 yrs then moved to Galway in Saratoga Cty NY for 4 yrs then moved to Sherburne in Chenango Cty NY sol appl there 6 Sep 1832, sol d 22 Jul 1835"
From DAR RECORDS copied from Albany, NY State Library..copied by Mrs. J.B. Meola Capt. John Harris Chapt. Norwich, NY: "James Curtis Family
James Curtis and Jemima Alger, .. Mar 28, 1776 James Curtis (blank) Jemima (Alger) Curtis b. Nov. 7, 1858
Their Children: Sarah Curtis...b. May 1, 1777
James Curtis...b. may 30, 1779
Jemima Curtis...b. Sept. 18, 1781
Rebecca Curtis...b. Nov. 16, 1783
Cornelius Curtis...b. Oct. 6, 1786
Stephen Curtis...b. Jan, 5, 1790
Seth Curtis...b. May 7, 1792 (buried Union Cem. McDonough) (as copied)
Rachel Curtis...b. Mar. 19, 1795
Lovisa Curtis...b. Apr. 28, 1797
Benjamin Randall...b. July 28, 1794
Lovisa (Curtis) Randall...b. Apr. 28, 1797, and their children as follows: Lucinda Randall...b. Oct. 25, 1820
Alonzo Randall...b. Sept. 29, 1823
Alcinda Randall...b. Mar. 29, 1829
Orlando Randall...b. Mar. 9, 1831
Clarinda Randall...b. Apr. 30, 1835
James Curtis...d. Feb. 24, 1818 bur. Moore Cem. McDonough, NY Jemima (Alger) Curtis...d. Nov 1, 1808 bur. Moore Cem.


Robert Smith Fri Aug 14 12:47:53 1998
I'm trying to find any information on EMANUEL ROOF, this wife SARAH BOWMAN, Son JAMES SMITH they lived in Greene, NY. ALL are buried in Greene JAMES SMITH had a wife by the name of VELMA W. ( last name unknown) They had a son RICHARD SMITH. EMANUEL SMITH had a farm in Greene EMANUEL SMITH was born in 1877 ( place unknown) died on Nov. 11, 1960, SARAH BOWMAN was born in 1880 ( place unknown) died July 4, 1978 in Oxford, NY, JAMES SMITH born Mar. 10, 1906 in Wyalusing Pa. and died Nov. 25, 1995 Groton, NY, VELMA W, born March 3, 1930 ( place unknkown) and died July, 1976 They all are buried in Greene, NY. JAMES SMITH was in the US Army, doing WW2.


Karen Simmons Fri Aug 14 18:12:45 1998
I have ancestors from New York who claim to be descendants of Peregrine White of the Mayflower. I have found one descendants of Peregrine who moved to Chenango County NY in the mid 1700's and two brothers who moved to other parts of NY.They are: 1. Samuel White Chenango
2. John White central NY
3. Vassel White Litchfield Co. NY
I need a link between them (or other White) to my known Whites:
1. Solomon White
2.Samuel White b. October 12, 1791
3.Samuel B. White Jr. b.1822 Starkey, Yates, NY
Can you help me make the link between these groups or Peregrine and my Whites?


Virginia Deagan Sat Aug 15 12:10:29 1998
I have an old postcard, probably dating back to the early 1900's that was found with some of my gr-gr-grandmother's things. The picture on the front is of a statue in Greene NY and on the back is written "cousin Hattie PAGE".Does anyone know who Hattie PAGE was? My gr-gr-grandmother was Sarah Eliza BURROWS, dau. of Eli and Sarah (ELLIOT) BURROWS.


Pat Jorgensen Mon Aug 17 06:18:48 1998
I am looking for ancestors of Mel GRIDLEY who worked in the Oxford Cemetary. He died sometime after 1930. He is not buried in Oxford.
BARTLETT, DeMott who died in Oxford in 1941. He worked in the Borden's milk


Mark Merritt Mon Aug 17 15:24:59 1998
Rev. Jedediah and Martha Patty (YORK) RANDALL settled in Chenango County shortly after they were married in 1779. They died in Norwich in 1844 and 1848 respectively. Searching for any record of children born to this couple. Any assistance will be very much appreciated.


E. Paul Morehouse, Jr. Wed Aug 19 08:02:58 1998
Am interested in corresponding with anyone descended from Stephen COBB listed in the 1820 Federal Census as a resident of New Berlin in Chenango Co. Was his wife Olive AMSBURY? Where are they buried? Willing to exchange data. E. Paul Morehouse


Judith M. Coffin Thu Aug 20 17:43:53 1998
Re: Patrick and Mary Elizabeth MULLIGAN abt... 1880 - ... in the Town of Sherburne - Looking for any information regarding this family. Thank you


JANICE CHAPPELLE, CARNEY Fri Aug 21 14:09:11 1998
I am looking for any info I can get on my fathers side of the family. His mothers name was BESSIE LOUDEN or LONDON. She married a WILLIAM HATTEN in 1905 in Greene N.y. Bessie raised my dad till he was about 10 yrs. old at that time he went to live with EUGENE AND OLIVE CHAPPELLE. EUGENE CHAPPELL was a vetenarian in the late 1800 to the early 1900 in Greene n.y. Olive died in 1920 and Eugene in 1925. they are baried in Greene. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


JO ANN GARNER Sat Aug 22 12:56:43 1998
Andrew STAFFORD (REV. Soldier) was born in RI, lived in Conn. and moved to Sherburne in 1801. He married Rachel WILCOX (sister of Nathaniel CHURCH). Andrew died 23/25 1842 in Sherburne. Rachel died 24 June 1845. Where are they buried? Who are Andrew's parents? They had several children including Sarah who married Elisha CROUCHER. Eliisha died between 1830 and 1840. In 1840 Sarah lived next door to her parents. Her youngest son, Watson, lived with her. She probably died before 1850. Other known children were Alfred and possibly, Thomas? They were members of the 1st Congregational Church.
Does anyone have any information on any of these families, where and when did Elisha die? When did Sarah die and where is she buried?


Matt Ainslie Sat Aug 22 19:51:11 1998
Looking for info re John W. PORTER, b.10/22/1859 Chenango Co., d. 1/7/1925 Johnson City, NY, m. Jane M. "Jennie" NEWTON (b.6/3/1862, d. 4/16/1916 Johnson City) on 5/8/1881 at Baptist Parsonage, Sherburne, NY. He was s/o Daniel PORTER (0 known re him or parents) and Lucy BROWN (b. abt 1834 Smithville, NY to Jonathan & Laura BROWN). Any info on any of them would be appreciated.


Allan Sarle TROY Sun Aug 23 18:02:15 1998
Seeking information on the children of Isaac 1751-1819 and Faith 1759-1840,ISHAM. they are buried in Scrbiner's cemetery not far from Sophia ISHAM Sarle 1789-1842. Don't know if they are related, where they came etc.
thank you, Allan Troy


Wheeler Weber Mon Aug 24 12:09:35 1998
I would like to share information regarding Joseph A. WHEEELER, married to Elizabeth A. WHEELER. They had two sons; Daniel A. WHEELER, believed to be born in Chenango County, NY in 1807; Walter WHEELER, DOB unknown.Family moved to Lawrence County, Illinois, prior to 1829.


Chris Murray Mon Aug 24 19:11:54 1998
Am looking for any info on Bani Denison, son of John Denison from Guilford. John d. 8-5-1836 is buried in Guilford as is his father John Deison who died 4-25-1825. Bani married Deborah Palmer daughter of Capt. William Palmer, who's wife is buried in Guilford also. Capt. Palmer came to McKean Co. along with his daughter and Bani and is buried here in the Norwich Cemetery. Palmer's seem to be hard to track. Any help welcome.


Karen Tue Aug 25 10:23:16 1998
I am looking for information for Margaret SMITH WHITTEN McCALL SHAW. She was, for the most part, living in Greene. I believe she died in 1972. Other family members that I am trying to locate information about are: Howard WHITTEN,Clifford WHITTEN, Clyde WHITTEN, Douglas WHITTEN, Ryan ?, Ann McCALL and Gene SMITH, all of the same general area. Please email me if any of this is familiar. Thanks.


Paula Fulcher Thu Aug 27 10:20:32 1998
Looking for John Davis d pl ?Bainbridge who married Nancy Jenkins. Their daughter was Sarah Emily Davis b 5/25/1844 marr 9/17/1867 George Emery Aylesworth. All their children were born in Bainbridge, Chenango, NY. Any help appreciated.


George C Jones Thu Aug 27 19:59:35 1998
Looking for information on Mary E. FRANKLIN died JULY 7, 1909 buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Norwich, NY. I NEED AN OBITUARY.


Clifford Coy Fri Aug 28 10:34:45 1998
I am only interested in COYs in Chenango County. There used to be a lot of them but now I cannot find anybody who is researching the name up in this part of New York STATE. Specifically, I am interested in obtaining information on both DAVID and COMFORT COY. Thank you....


Joy Mattli Sat Aug 29 10:33:59 1998
Anna KELLYcame to Chenango County from WestMeath IR.ca 1850; she was the mother of John; Mary; Rose and Catherine KELLY. Rose married Patrick SULLIVAN in Madison County 1856; Mary married John STOKES; Catherine(Kate) married Dennis KELLY and remained in CHENANGO county.The others with their mother migrated to Illinois. Would like to make contact with Dennis and Catherine KELLY'S descendants. Mrs. Joy Mattli 8150 Broadway #339, Lemon Grove, CA. 9194 e-mail to [email protected]


Gene Tobey Sat Aug 29 13:01:44 1998
Joseph Tobey lived in Norwich and Guilford in the mid-1820's, 1830's; and early 1840's. Married Mary Arnold; had son, Stephen A. in 1828. After Mary's death in 1836; married Rachel Butts. Am looking for Joseph's parents, and birthplace.


Sharilyn Whitaker Mon Aug 31 21:53:48 1998
Looking for information on James S. PROBERT, listed on records for ship "Thames" arriving from England,1820, as a carpenter. Lived in Sherburne/Smyrna. Married Asenath STOVER (1792-1871) the daughter of William Stover of Sherburne/Smyrna. They had children Susan Finett Probert married Alanson CRUMB, Susan M. PROBERT BABCOCK, Charles L. PROBERT, James Harvey PROBERT, Wm.L. PROBERT, Russell W. PROBERT, and Luellon S. PROBERT. Removed to Shell Rck Township, Iowa circa 1860.William STOVER had many, many children, by two wives, Elizabeth HALENBRCK, and Elizabeth "Betsey" Elwood. I would also like to contact any PROBERT or STOVER descendants.


Jean Birmingham Tue Sep 1 18:20:08 1998
Looking for information on ISSAC ALLERTON, in charge of Baptist Church of Sherburne, 1815, then moved to Norwich in 1818. Returned to Chenango in 1849, Lived there and in Broome county until his death in 1875. Was married to SYLVIA WINCHELL, mother of his children. May have been married twice more, but no children from these marriages. Any information greatly appreciated.


Jason Wilcox Thu Sep 3 10:56:22 1998
I am looking for anyone who can give me information regarding the wilcox cemetary in Tyner and any info about the Wilcox people buried there.


Ronnie Fri Sep 4 11:25:31 1998
Looking for these couples: Peter Perkins (d. 1891) m. Belinda Whitmarsh (d. 1881)
Emma Perkins m. J.B. Lewis and ?? Parker
Joshua Perkins (d. 1894) m. Azuba Beckwith (d. 1853)
and Marinda Greene (d. 1920 in MI)
Jerusha Perkins m. Elijah Philley
Lucy Perkins m. Daniel Fairchilds
Eliza Perkins m. Isaac Philley
Harriet Perkins m. ?? Hotchkiss and Elijah Philley
The above Perkins are children of David Perkins and Eunice Rodgers/Rogers.
Any info about the children or their parents greatly appreciated.


Ronnie Fri Sep 4 11:33:17 1998
Looking for these couples: Sarah Greene m. Rev. P.S. Worden
Marinda Greene (d. 1920 MI.) m. Joshua Perkins (d.1891)
Elsie Greene m. ?? Skillman
Charles E. Greene m. Emily Beardsley
Elisha Greene m. Maria Skillman
The above Greenes are the children of Elisha Greene (d. 1862) and Lovisa Coon (d. 1877). Names of other children are: Prudence, Emily, James, Edward, Abigail, and Betsy. Two children, Ira and Kingsbury died young.
Any info about the children or their parents greatly appreciated.


Connie DenHaese Sat Sep 5 11:10:30 1998
John Schlarb, possibly declared an intent to become a citizen in Norwich, Chenango County around 1859 or a few years before. He became a citizen in 1859 in Wampsville.


William M. Lenga Sat Sep 5 14:55:28 1998
Looking for information about indian caves on Indian ridge road in Greene. Any history/location would be appreciated. Thanks.


Norma Shellman Clark Sun Sep 6 14:58:32 1998
Does anyone know where William SHELLMAN is buried? Mr. Shellman was born 1842 and I found him in the 1900 census living at No. Afton. His Granddaughter, Hazel Shellman who was a teacher died in 1918 in No Afton and he was still alive then. Hazel's death certificate states she was buried in No. Afton cemetary but there is no record of it and am wondering if this is the same case with William. Any information you can give me would be helpful. Thank you.


Kem Hart Mon Sep 7 06:39:51 1998
AUSTIN, Florence Lillian, b Sept 11, 1915 in German, NY Chenango County to AUSTIN, Elon Clark and Lillian L. HIE. Hoping to locate anyone with information about or direct knowledge of any of these individuals.


JoAnn Cantrell Mon Sep 7 10:11:19 1998
GARLAND..Need info on parents of Effie C. GARLAND b. Mar. 1841 in Shurburn, Chenango Co. NY. Moved to ILL ca 1856. Married James P. JOHNSTON in McLean co. ILL in 1861. Effie & James resided in DeWitt co. ILL in 1860. Moved to MO in 1882. Died in Stone co.. MO in 1928. Any help greatly appreciated. Jo Ann


Gary Brundidge Mon Sep 7 19:40:14 1998
Mastin Brundage travelled from Chenango on the first wagon train to go West. Does anyone have any information on this particular wagon tain and the people who travelled on it. This was about 1838/1839. Please contact me iif you have any info that would help me. Gary Brundidge


jerry drott Thu Sep 10 09:10:08 1998
CHAUNCEY SIMMONS Married to SARAH C. SIMMONS--- SARAH died in 1907 in Coventry and is buried in Sylan Lawn cemetary. Any other info greatly appreciated.


Marilou Naeve Thu Sep 10 13:50:41 1998
HAVERLEY, Jacob. In the 1830 NY Census Jacob HAVERLEY was reported living in Sherburne Township. I am searching for the parents of my ggrandfather, William HAVERLEY. It might be that Jacob is his father! Any information regarding HAVERLEY will be appreciated. Thank you.


Allen Dean Peterson Fri Sep 11 11:00:56 1998
Seek any info on the following family: Neverson GRANT, b/Holliston, MA 1 Jan 1768. m1/Sarah MOULTON. m2/Experience STARK. Children: (GRANT) i-ii b/Holliston, iv-v b/Stratton, VT, vi-vii b/VT. i. Chloe. b/30 Nov 1786. m/Peter NEWTON. ii. Sally. b/1 Oct 1788. iii. Tamar. b/Wardsboro, VT 21 Feb 1792. iv. Benjamin. b/22 Jan 1794. v. Anne. b/28 May 1796. vi. John F. b/1800. vii. Joel Lee. b/1805. viii. Azariah A. b/1808. Of the above, Tamar GRANT m/William RUGG and the following children, the first four of whom were born in Chenango Co: Aurelia Agnes (1816), David H. (14 March 1818), Polly (1821), Chloe Anne (1823) Joel L., Sarah H., William, Cornelia E. -The above Benjamin GRANT. m/Polly and had the following children, the first of whom was born in Chenango Co: Archibald C. (26 Nov 1816), Jotham P., Jotham P. -The above John F. GRANT m1/? and had at least an unknown daughter. m2/Olive HARWOOD and had the following children: Azariah A., William James, Louisa Alvira, Luther Lee, Remus Romanzo, Hannah, Tammy Ann. The above Joel Lee GRANT m/Betsey READ and had the following children: Marshall Lee, Azariah A., Elijah, Jenny, Tammy, Mary Jane, Julia, Elridge, John


Joanne Barber Griffin Sat Sep 12 08:44:15 1998
Looking for any information on Job Taft born 2-2-1772, married to Elizabeth Brown . He is believed to be the son of Silas Taft b. 6-10-1744 and Elizabeth Mary Cruff b. 12-25-50. Siblings include Asa b. 4-24-1774, Abigail, Silas, Lewis, Cruff, and Mary.. Information needed to substantiate Mayflower Society petition for Richard Warren. Son Henry is believed to have died in Smithville or Smithville Flats N.Y. either 1-7 or 7-1 -1867 and death notice may have listed next of kin.


Suzette Glave Sat Sep 12 11:32:10 1998
I am looking for info on the BUTTERFIELD BROWNELL & Co. stagecoach/mail line. I have a picture of the stagecaoch and it has the following town names on it: Utica, Hamilton, Norwich. I believe the stage line ran thru these towns and possibly many more. I would like to know the first name of BROWNELL. I believe John BUTTERFIELD was part of the Overland Trail. Can anyone tell who this mysterious BROWNELL is?


Bob Parrish Sat Sep 12 22:44:22 1998
Peter, Obadiah and James GERMAN. Searching for information on these three brothers, all of who moved from Dutchess County to Chenango County about 1796. Peter was born c. 1760 and Obadiah was born 1766, both in Dutchess County; James birthdate and place is unknown. Their father was Silas German, born c. 1735 in Dutchess County. Peter married Hannah Cash and was a prominent citizen of Columbus. Obadiah was a NY State Assemblyman, Judge, and US Senator.


John T. Saxton Wed Sep 16 18:53:50 1998
Am looking for information on a Rev. Daniel BUCK who reportedly organized a Conregational Church in Afton,NY in 1802. Daniel was a Maj. in Revolutionary war. moved to Red Rock Luzerne County PA. He died in Willingboro (Great Bend) in 1814. Some other members of his family may have moved to Afton around this time. Am also looking for his daughter Deborah LATHROP and her family of three small children and her husband Ralph Lathrop. Any information on the BUCK and LATHROP families in Afton would be greatly appreaciated.


Judy (Frair) Herb Thu Sep 17 01:24:14 1998
Searching for ancestors of Walter John FRAIR, b 6/26/09 Earville,NY, d 11/13/93 Binghamton NY. Married Vivian POTTER (b 7/7/15 Oxford,NY) in Oxford on 8/3/35. Father's name - unknown Mother's name - possibly Adeline Had brother, William, and sister, unknown.


Cheryl Campbell Fri Sep 18 10:32:31 1998
I am looking for any information on the following familes of these people. John HOPKINS b. about 1820 and his wife Lucy Angeline GRANT. They had a daughter named Lucy Ada HOPKINS b. 3/17/1850 in DeRuyter, Chenango Co. I know very little about them, although I have quite a bit of information about Lucy HOPKINS Webb. I also am trying to find the parents of John Nelson HOUSE b. 5/10/1810 in Conn. ( I think he may have moved to Chenango Co., as a child), and his wife Densey (Dency) HUNT b. 5/11/1817 in Chenango Co. They were married 11/21/1833 in Chenago Co. The three children that they had that I know of ( I'm sure they had some older ones) are Marshall M. HOUSE b. 1/13/1845 in Chenango Co., Charles HOUSE b. 4/17/1847 and Mary Ann HOUSE b. 10/13/1849. John and Densey moved to Fayette Co. Iowa, and later on ended up in Nebraska. They may have lived in Illinois before moving to Iowa. I would greatly appreciate any information that anyone has on any of these people and/or their families. Cheryl Campbell


Cynthia Coyne Sat Sep 19 23:01:46 1998
I'm searching for the siblings/father of my g-grandmother, Lucy GARDNER, b. 20 May 1869 in Afton, Chenango County. Apparently, Lucy married someone by the surname of REED before she married my g-grandfather, Edward MIDDLETON in Greene, Chenango County 17 August 1891. Lucy's mother's name was Margaret MOORE Gardner. I'm stuck in my research and would greatly appreciate any help!!


Gerry Feeley Sun Sep 20 07:17:39 1998
Searching for info on an OSBORN family residing in Greene, Chenango County in the 1830s. The 17 December 1865 record of the marriage in Michigan of Lucretia (sometimes Lucy L.) OSBORN says that she was age 31 (b. ca. 1834)and born in "Green, Shenango County, N.Y." She may have had a sister named Esther Janette OSBORN and a brother named Elias OSBORN. He parents may have been James and Lydia (___) OSBORN. Any info on an OSBORN family living in Green during the 1830s would be much appreciated. Thanks, Gerry Feeley.


Norma S. Clark Sun Sep 20 15:12:11 1998
I am looking to find the death place of the above. I have traced him in 1918 living in North Afton with his wife Eva and his granddaughter Hazel Shellman, who expired in 1918. After that I have not been able to find him. He was in his 70s at that time. If anyone knows where he might have died, I would appreciate hearing from you.


Bernice van den Beemd Sun Sep 20 17:58:23 1998
I am looking for information on Nancy Elliott born in 1810. She was the mother ofThomas Alva Edison. I would like any information you have.


Debbie Howard Mon Sep 21 15:22:04 1998
Seeking any information about Mary E. Elliott born August 25, 1843 died December 31, 1910. She married Truman Southworth, he born April 25, 1843, died January 5, 1911. Two children: Raymond Elliott Southworth died 1916. Guy Southworth married Polly. Any information greatly appreciated.


Bill Justin Tue Sep 22 06:16:26 1998
Looking for a Sarah BORDEN or any BORDEN'S living in and around Norwich abt 1800-1900. Sarah BORDEN would have been born about 1850.


patricia jorgensen Thu Sep 24 11:47:04 1998
I am seeking info on my grandfather DeMott BARTLETT born1874died1941. He was married to Lena ROOTand died in Oxford,N.Y. I Also would appreciate any info on my great grandfather Edward Towsley.He is buried in an unmarked grave in the Guilford cemetary.I believe that he worked with my grandfather Earl Harris GRIDLEY in Guilford,sometime around 1920-1930.


Douglas S. Smith Sat Sep 26 11:10:50 1998
Hannah (CUMMINGS)(HINKLEY) WELLS wife of Phineas WELLS and daughter of Jerahmeel CUMMINGS, died in Norwich in 1857. Is she buried in town?


Carol Rainey Sat Sep 26 11:39:29 1998
I am looking for information on Gouveneir M. RAINEY b. 1835 in New Berlin. Married Frances J. RAINEY (maiden name unknown)in New Berlin. Children known were Frankie RAINEY (b 1873), Nellie J. Rainey (b 1875), Harry Gouvenieur Rainey (b5/1/1877 possibly in New York City), May RAINEY (b 1879).


Cheryl Barcomb Tue Sep 29 11:59:00 1998
Looking for information on Bernard Edward White who died at New Berlin, Chenango Co. on May 22, 1961. His wife was Arlene Haggerty. He is said to be burried in Edmeston. If anyone could, I would really like a copy of his obit. from the newspaper. Thanks for any help you can give.

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