Cattaraugus County, New York GenWeb Queries

Cattaraugus County, New York
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Archived January 8, 1998 

General Query


POLISH database
Dave Pavlock Thu Oct 16 21:13:31 1997
POLISH database in Salamanca. I have been working on a database of the Polish residents of Salamanca from 1900 to 1930. Have about 1800 names to date. If you need any info send request to me via e-mail. Info taken from Census data, and cemetery records, plus obits. -Dave Pavlock in Pensacola, FL

Quaker Bridge, NY
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I am trying to find information on Quaker Bridge. Someone sent me a little info via internet saying that it no longer exists. My great grandfather supposedly help build Quaker Bridge. I assume it was a town. My ggrandfather helped build the school. This was sometime after the civil war, I think. My greatgrandmother had the last name of Cain and my records show she was born in Quaker Bridge on 25 November 1860. Her parents were Robert Cain and Mary McNamara Cain.

Any help you can give me toward locating the Cain and/or McNamara family and anything about Quaker Bridge would be appreciated. I have names of a Otto and Orville, and perhaps Tom, Paul and Henry Cain. Thank You.

Julie Rose Tue Sep 2 13:10:31 1997
WHEELER HOLLOW, Cattaraugus County, NY - Does anyone know where this place is located? Perhaps it existed in the late 1800's and disappeared in the 1900's? TIA



Jeanine Knight Sun Aug 31 19:53:04 1997
Seeking information on the family of Thomas ASHTON, residing in Lyndon, Cattaraugus Co., NY in 1830 and 1835. His wife's name is not known. His son Sidney ASHTON was residing in Brighton, Monroe Co., NY in 1850, in the home of Seneca LAKE. A Elijah LAKE was a close neighbor to Thomas Ashton both in 1830 and 1835. A James C. ASHTON was in Lyndon in 1840, and Charles ASHTON was there in 1850. Sidney, James and Thomas, eventually went to Washtenaw Co., Michigan. Sidney enlisted there for the Civil War on Dec. 10, 1862. In 1850 there is another Sydney ASHTON living in Mt. Morris, Livingston CO., NY. Relationship to Lyndon ASHTON'S is unknown, but some of his descendants also moved to Michigan. Any new info. or leads appreciated. Please E-mail.

Becky Teague Sun Aug 31 16:14:23 1997
AYERS/TRUMBULL CORNERS CEMETERY: I know little about my g-father Ralph Walter AYERS, b. 1900 Jamestown NY, and gg-father Ralph W(alter?) AYERS, born 1873 PA, married 1898? to Jeannetta YAUDES.. 3 Ayers relatives buried in Trumbull Corners Cemetery: Catherine AYERS, b 1854, d 1877; Florence AYERS b 1877, d 1951; Edward AYERS, b 1873, d 1945. Jeanetta is also buried there. Where is TRUMBULL CORNERS CEMETERY? In Chautauqua Co.? Cattaraugus Co.? Any info. on Ralph W.?

Ellen Ellis Fri Aug 15 1997
Searching for information on my great grandparents. Surname Ayers. Wife is Catherine (unknown middle name). Husband is ??? Ayers. They moved to Cattaraugus sometime between 1863 and 1865. Three children born in PA (Maggie, Martin and Lawrence) and three children born in New York (Catharine, Thomas, Anna). Catherine and the children are on the 1870 census for Cattaraugus. Catherine and her husband were both born in Ireland. Their daughter Anna was my grandmother. She married Remy Krebs of Erie county circa 1890.

Jim Adkins
Researching the Auge surname in Machias. Lana Auge, b May 1877, probably in Germany, possibly Alsace-Lorraine section. She married Floyd Lingenfelter, b June 1876, in NY. Lana Auge was the daughter of Henry Auge and Sofie Auge. Henry and Sofie and their children arrived in the US from Germany around 1882.

Richard Arrants Fri Jun 6 1997
A bible lists the following names: Mary ARRANTS (1791), William ARRANTS (1793), Marcy ARRANTS (1795), James ARRANTS (1797), Elizabeth ARRANTS (1799), Adna ARRANTS (1801), John ARRANTS (1804), Hezekiah ARRANTS Jr. (1806). James (according to his son's Civil War military records) was born in Cattaraugus Co. and is listed there in 1840 & 1850 US census. Hezekiah Jr (according to census records) was born in PA. The spelling of the name has varied according to phonetical whim: Arrants, Arrance, Arentse, etc. I would like to know anything about this family! There is a Bailey ARRENTS, Ann ARRANTS, Thomas ARRANTS, Sally ARANTS listed in the 1850 US Census in Cattaraugus Co. I would like to know the parents af all these Arrants'. Also would like any marriage, land, cemetery records, etc. that the Co. has for any of these people.

Wendy Loughlin Sat May 17 1997
I am looking for information about the surname AIKEN, specifically Jennie AIKEN. I know that she is buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar, NY, next to Jasper JOHNSON, whom she "supposedly" married. However, there is some confusion about the "status" of her relationship with Jasper: the rumor is that they never actually married. As a result, someone (probably my great grandfather, Harry CUDDING of Bolivar) had her headstone removed, shaved and re-used. Therefore, I do not have any dates on her -- but I do know she died between 1929 and 1958. I found a listing for a Jennie Johnson in the 1920 Soundex records. This Jennie was 25 years old and living at 332 Tompkins Street in Olean, with a boarder named Emmett A. Thompson. In that same Soundex, Jasper Johnson was enumerated with his mother, Jane Johnson, with the address of Olive Street, Bolivar, which I know as the Johnson family home. I do not know why Jennie and Jasper were not enumerated together, unless it was because they were unmarried. Jasper was 59 in 1920. He died in 1929, in Machias.

Colleen S. Wed Apr 30 1997
Searching for a Charles R. Ashton listed in 1850 census, for Lyndon twp,Cattaraugus county. He is listed age 35, b. PA, with an Esther age 69 (his mother?) , Nancy age 26 and a child age 8 maybe Mary. Charles is once again listed in 1860, but Mary is no longer there. Any information such as death or parents would be greatly appreciated.


Colleen Stokes Sat Apr 19 1997
I am looking for any information on a Mary L. Ashton born approx 1840 in Cattaraugus, New York. Sometime prior to 1868 she married a Mr. Prentice but I dont know if the marriage took place in New York or Michigan. In 1868 she was living in Genessee county,Michigan and married a Riley Niles. Could someone check out the marriage records for Cattaraugus county and see if a Mary L. Ashton is listed and email me with the info. I know nothing of her parents, except it is rumored that the family came from English nobility, but once again I dont know how far back this was. Also, in 1869 (May?) she gave birth to a son, Zada Niles in New York, probably Cattaraugus county Any kind of help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks



William Bartlett
My family came to Leon in 1816 &1817.As far as i know William Bartlett was married to Elisabeth.They raised there family there.Zenas was born Nov.04,1818 .William Bartlett was born July 11,1820 and Harriet was born July 23,1835.Was wondering if anybody knew if there was any other Bartletts had come with him from Vermont.

Merle R. Price Sun Sep 28 14:19:58 1997
BALLARD family. Need help with the family of kelsey myron BALLARD born 9 Feb 1827 Cattaragus county, NY. He married 6 Apr 1857 eliza SOUTH at Cattaragus county, NY. They were in the 1850 Census of Cattaragus county, NY. I need information on his parents stephen BALLARD and matilda BALLARD.

Paul BARTON Fri Sep 26 06:10:31 1997
Frye BARTON was born in NH 30 Oct 1790. He moved to and diead at Leon date unknown. Seeking information on him, wife Judith POWERS and children: Sarah, Nancy, Dena, Lucy Ara (ASA?), Laura and William B. This last, William B. BARTON is said to have died ca 1896 in Westfield. Ara or Asa married a Louisa ____ and died in ST. Paul MN. Thanks for any assistance.

Steve Hales Sun Sep 21 10:00:23 1997
I am looking for information about the parents and ancestors of Sophronia Hannah BROWN. She was born 7 April 1832 in Machias, Cattaraugus Co., NY. Her parents names are Jud L M BROWN, born about 1806, and Olivia KINNE, born about 1810.

mary bolster Wed Sep 17 07:25:58 1997
BOLSTER/WELLS John BOLSTER and his wife Eunice Wells BOLSTER lived in county from ABT. 1814-1832. Had several children here. Looking for land records, any info on this surname. This family had migrated from Stephentown, Rensalaer Co. NY.

Michael Haley Wed Sep 3 15:19:31 1997
BEACH - searching for information on the families of Moses T BEACH and Tyler M. BEACH both of East Otto. Looking for not vital records info, cemetery locations, occupations, church affiliations etc. All assistance appreciated.

Jack Sossoman Thu Oct 16 08:40:07 1997
BALLARD, Abner Caleb, b. June 26, 1834 in Otto, Cattaragus County, N.Y. to Nathan Ballard & Jemima STREET. In the 1850 Census, he is enumberated in the household of Nathan Ballard & Amanda. This Nathan, possibly his brother, is only 29 years of age. It is doubtful that this Nathan was his father. Abner, about 1860, moved to Wisconsin where he enlisted in the service and fought in the Civil War. I am trying to find out what happened to Abner's father, Nathan, between 1834 and 1850. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Jack Sossoman

Merle R. Price Sun Aug 24 1997
Many of my Ballard line camr through Cattaragus county from RI. & VT. on their way west, for one reason or another.They are as follows--- Benjamin Ballard b- 26 Jan 1799 Danby, VT. Marr. 5 Oct 1823 @ Otto, Cattaragus, NY. to Lillis Ballard b-14 Mar 1808 d- 7 Jun 1842 @ Otto, Cattaragus, NY..
They had 12 children all born at Otto, Cattaragus, NY. or in the area. Amanda b-17 May 1824 Marr. Nathan Ballard, Mary M. b- 30 Apr 1826 Marr Machieter Dingerland, Benjamin b-8 Mar 1828 Marr. Lucy Ballard, Elias b- 30 Jun 1830, Christina b-28 Mar 1832, Cornealia b- 9 Oct 1834, George Washington b- 27 Mar 1837 Marr. Athelda Ballard and died 21 Feb 1909 William Harrison b- 12 Jan 1841 and the rest were - Lillis, James , Margaret and Peter. Stephen Ballard and his wife Matilda Ballard are my direct line . they had most of their nine children in Cattaragus county. They were --Kelsey, Austin, Rispa, William Lorenzo Dow, Adam Monroe , Adelhart, and Imelda. I have volumes of material on the Stephen Ballard line , and a lot on Benjimin Ballard line. Some of them still live in Franklinville, Cattaragus, NY. I am hoping someone will be searching the same Ballards as I. I am really not too interested in the Ballards that first came over from England, just after coming to NY, WI. MN. and on west. Thank you, Merle

Liz Bravick Thu Aug 21 1997
Am looking for info on the families of Petty, Butler and Reynolds. Jane---married a Rufus Petty, he died at Libby Prison in CW. She remarried a Cedric Reynolds who served in the navy in the CW. Daughter Rose married a James Butler, siad to have been adopted. Am searching for the parents of James Butler, or the people that adopted him.All from Cattaragus county. TheY are buried in Maple Hurst cemetery in Hinsdale. Also searching for maiden name of Jane that married Rufus Petty.

John W. Ladwig Sat Aug 23 07:12:10 1997
BROOKS, Philo Looking for the parentage/ancestry of Philo BROOKS, b. 12 Sept. 1817, prob. in Norwich, Chenango Co., N.Y.; d. 1 July 1891; buried in Otto, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y.; m. c.1843 in Otto, N.Y., Sally BOUTWELL. Philo's father may have been Alva BROOKS, b. c. 1794 in Connecticut, living in Norwich, N.Y. 1820 and 1830 (in Census). Also removed to Cattaraugus Co., N.Y. Any and all information would be appreciated.

John Andrew Prime Tue Aug 12 1997 (email updated 4/28/2012)
Seeking any information on Bille family, especially Ann(a) Prime Bille, noted in 1898 obituary of her mother, of Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, as being "Anna, Mrs. Bille, of Canandaigua." Other family names include Langley, Vedder, Irish, Mayott, Brundage and, of course, Prime. Any information greatly appreciated.

Mary Belle Meek Fri Aug 8 1997
My gr.grandfather John Nelson married Priscilla Bovee about 1830, probably in Vermont. Their first 8 children were born in Vermont, and the last two in Franklinville, Cattaragus Co., New York.1846 & 1849. A census stated that Priscilla Bovee was born in New York, but I have been unable to locate anything on her family. Can anyone help me locate her parents or siblings? Thanks: Snail mail address is 13556 LaJolla Circle, La Mirada, CA 90638

Martha Thu Jun 19 1997
BOGARDUS: Seeking information concerning the Bogardus family. Byron F.Bogardus b.April 1836 Cattaraugus, NY

Pat Ratcliff Sat Jun 7 1997
I am looking for information on my maternal grandmother's ancestors, the BUTTONS. Her grandfather was Jay Orson1 Button who was born Abt 1850 in NY, and died Unknown in ?. He married Mary ? Unknown in ?. Child of Jay Button and Mary ? is: Harry Jay Button, born November 21, 1870 in East River (?), New York City, NY; died August 18, 1929 in Kalamazoo, MI. Harry Jay Button was born November 21, 1870 in New York City, NY, and died August 18, 1929 in Kalamazoo, MI. He married Katherine Medora Tuttle April 30, 1895 in Kalamazoo, MI, daughter of Grant Tuttle and Kate Corey. I saw numerous Buttons on the Will Testax Website for this Chautauga County and was hoping someone could link me up. Thanks. Pat Ratcliff, Camp Zama, Japan.

JudyLang Tue, 3 Jun 1997
Thank you for the web page you have set up. My name is Judy Lang, and I am looking for records or family of Frank Baker Jackson. He was born between 1850 and 1860 on either the Salamanca Indian Reservation or Redhouse Indian Reservation. I suspect that "Baker" was his mother's family name. We are not sure if he is all or part Indian. He married Edith Ritchie, and moved to Pensylvania in the late 1900's. I understand he was a cook in the Navy, enlisting twice.

John W. Ladwig Thu May 22 1997
Looking for the parent and further lineage of Asa BATES, born 8 June 1791, probably MA, and died 16 April 1852 Otto, Cattaraugus Co., NY. He married c. 1814, probably in Washington or Warren Co., NY, to Sarah MILKS. Sarah was born 5 July 1787, possibly in Washington Co., NY, and died 16 October 1856 Otto, Cattaraugus Co., NY. She was the daughter of Lemuel MILK and Mary THURSTON of Easton, Washington Co., NY, and of Bolton, Warren Co., NY. Asa and Sarah (MILKS) BATES first child, Roxcena, was born 5 April 1815 in Washington or Warren Co., NY. Any and all information on Asa BATES would be greatly appreciated. He may also have been known as Amasa or perhaps his father's name was Amasa BATES.

BRANT May 1997
Jeanne Robbins Peterson

Am looking for information of Elosia and Rufus Brant.  They lived in Olean
around the early 1900's.  I need to find out Elosia Brant's maiden name, or
previously married name (could it have been Lindsay?), as I suspect she might
be my g.grandmother.   I have been in contact with Myrtle Brant who lives in
a nursing home in Olean.  Her name was given to me by my cousin.  Myrtle
remembers Elosia, but at age 95, hasn't been too much help, especially since
she is an in-law and didn't know the Brant family all that well. 

Are Elosia and Etta the same person?:
My g.grandfather, Parley Lindsay, (b.c1872 in Port Alleghany,PA) lived most
of his life in McKean County, PA.  He married Etta or Ettie (maiden name
unknown) and had a daughter, Bessie - b13Sep1892 in Olean.  There is no birth
record for Bessie in McKean County, PA.  Would that certificate be located in
Little Valley, NY?  Bessie Lindsay either married Earl Truman Robbins or
simply lived with him and had my father, Earl, Jr. (later baptized John
Francis Robbins) 11Jun1914 in Buffalo, NY.

After Parley & Etta Lindsay had 3 children, Etta either died (there's no
record of that in McKean Co.) or divorced Parley (also no record in PA)
because there is a record of Parley marrying again to a Fannie Lawton and
living in Ceres Twp, PA.  Parley Lindsay died in a hospital in Olean, NY
30 Jan 1942.  Where would his death certificate be - in Little Valley, NY?.
 Although I have always thought the vital records would be in the town of resi
dence, I have searched the records for McKean County in Smethport, PA and
have found no death certificate.

Jeanne Robbins Peterson
18 Pondlet Place
Falmouth MA  02540
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Deck Bargy Fri Apr 25 1997
I am searching the surnames "BARGY" & "BIRCKI" and & "BERKEY" Peter BIRCKI settled in Sandy Creek (Herkimer) around 1760. Family changed the name to BARGY and eventually moved into Cattauragus County by early 1800's. Would appreciate making contact with anyone familiar with the names. Thanks

Elton Page Bennett & Allene Imogene Bennett Sun Apr 13 1997
BENNETT & BEDELL FAMILIES: I am interested in learning more about my "roots" which were in Cattaraugus County. My father is descended from some of the early BENNETT'S and BEDELL families of Cattaraugus county and we are interested in any data on those families, either curent or historical. If you are working on these family(ies)or know of someone who is, Please contact us. Elton Page Bennett & Allene Imogene Bennett, 6240 Sunset Avenue, La Grange, Illinois 60525, 1- 708-354-0803



Joan Murray I am researching Milton L. Chichester born in Otto Township about 1837. His father was Smith Chichester shown in 1830 census in Otto Township. Both Milton and his father were in Saxeville, Waushara Co. Wisconsin in 1860. Milton was a Pvt in Co. A. 16th Wisconsin infantry. I have a lot of information about Milton and his descendants but do not know his actual birthdate or anything about his father Smith Chichester except that Smith was probably born about 1804.

Kathy Caswell Rinke Fri Oct 17 10:14:29 1997
I am looking for information for Charles G. CASWELL born on August 26, 1812 in Cattaraugus Co, N.Y. His parents were Jotham CASWELL ( born in either MA or CT) and Mary WORDEN Caswell. At the time of Charles' birth there was one older brother Lorenzo D. CASWELL b. 1811 in Oneida Co., N.Y. If anyone has access to birth records, I would greatly appreciate information on Charles. By finding records for Charles I hope to find additional information for his parents. Thank You in Advance

Kathy Caswell Rinke Fri Oct 17 10:57:55 1997
I am researching : Jotham CASWELL b. in MA or CT in the late 1800's married Mary WORDEN in ? Children: Daniel CASWELL b. bef 1811 in N.Y. Lorenzo D. CASWELL b. 7-7-1811 in Oneida Co.NY Charles G. CASWELL b. 8-2601812 in Cattaraugus Co.NY Corbin W. CASWELL b. 1-11-1815 in Seneca Co. NY Eliza Ann CASWELL b. aft 1816 in ? NY Sharlotte CASWELL b. aft 1817 in ? NY Matilda CASWELL b. aft 1818 in ? NY Joshua CASWELL b. 1823 in ? NY Elsa A. CASWELL b. 1825 in ? NY Lyman Joshua CASWELL b. 6-26-1930 in ? NY I would be interested in any birth records for the children, census records or any other help that would lead to more information on Jotham Caswell and Mary Worden. Thank You in Advance

Stephen Shackelford Sun Oct 5 15:51:40 1997
I am looking for information regarding the biological parents of my grandmother Emma Elizabeth CLARK. To the best of my knowledge she was born in Cattaraugus County (probably in Olean) on Oct. 13, 1894. Some time between the spring and fall of 1897 her parents and all of her siblings died in a diphtheria epidemic. Shortly thereafter she was adopted by a German immigrant couple named Christian and Lena Gries. As far as I know, Christian Gries may have worked with Emma's father (probably in Olean). Christian and Lena were Catholics, but I don't know if my grandmother's biological parents were also Catholic. When my grandmother was 18 years old she learned of her adoption and that her birth surname was Clark (Clarke) and that she was the only survivor in her family of a diphtheria epidemic. If possible, I would like to learn the names of her biological parents and siblings, as well as the dates of their deaths.

Sharrie Grant Fri Oct 3 19:10:12 1997
Looking for information on BENJAMIN COLE, b c 1754 in Conn, m. May 10, 1791, Rachel Salisbury, also of Conn. Do not know when moved to NY. All I have is that Benjamin died January 2, 1834 in Cattaraugus Cty, NY. There were 6 children: Benjamin, Jr., Betsy, Stephen S, Elijah, Jedidiah & Sally. Most interested in dates for Jedidiah. Rachel remarried, date unknown, James McMurphy. Any help at all greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Coveney Mon Sep 29 20:11:48 1997
I am trying to find one Daniel Coveney, who was born in 1860 in Machias, Catteraugaus County, New York. His parents were John L Coveney and Catherine Floyd Coveney, both born in Ireland. He lived at 259 Fulton St., Buffalo, Erie County, New York in 1880 with his parents and brothers William Joseph and John F, and sistors Mary L, Alice, and Margaret.(1880 Census). We found a Daniel been living at 124 Fulton St. in a Buffalo Directory of 1890, and another Daniel ( lastmaker) business address 45 Henry St., residence 41 Moore St. in another Buffalo1890 Directory; a Daniel P ( lastmaker) at 257 Elk in an 1899 Directory and a Daniel ( lastmaker) living at 27 Moore St. in a Directory of 1910. Daniel is not shown in the New York, Erie County censuses of 1900 or 1920. He might have moved out of Erie County or to Canada. 1. Is there any way you could determine if he moved to another County of New York 2 Can you find his death certificate or the date and place of his death, or any other info. Thank you for any help or advice you can been give me. Regards

Sharrie Grant

Looking for information as to children of Benjamin, and if Stephen S was a son or brother. Information I have has a Benjamin Cole, b. Conn c. 1754, d. Cattaraugus Cty, NY Jan 2, 1834, m. Rachel Salisbury, also of Conn May 10, 1791. Children were: Benjamin Jr; Betsy; Stephen S; Elijah; Jedidiah; Sally. Do not have any birth dates for the children or what happened to them. My interest is in Jedidiah, but will take anything can get. My gggg(?)grandfather Jedidiah Cole came into US, possibly from Canada, in 1816, and went to Portage Cty, OH., married into Noah family of Portage Cty, OH. Have found several Benjamin Coles, but none with son name of Jedidiah. Any information will be a great help. Thank you for your assistance.

Kate O'Keefe Mon Sep 22 16:12:31 1997
I am looking for information on NATHANIEL CHASE who is shown on the Great Valley census in 1820. I believe he had a son, Martin who was born in 1811 in C. County. His father may be Timothy CHASE who lived in C. County earlier??

Tim Rodabaugh
Looking for information on Thomas W. Clark , and his family. He was born about 1871 in Pa.. Still living in Portville as late as 1931. He was my great grandmothers brother. I would like to know if he is buried at any of the local cemeteries and when he died. It would be great to obtain a copy of his obituary as well. Thank you.

Paula Hill Fri Aug 15 1997
I am looking for information on Jacob and Moses COCHRAN. Moses died in Sept. 1851 and is buried in McKinstry Cemetary in Yorkshire. Jacob is also buried in McKinstry Cemetary. The tombstone was too worn to read any dates but he died in the month of October. He arrived in Cattaraugus County sometime between 1840 and 1850 (he was listed on the 1850 census but not the 1840 census). Thank you very much.

Karin Clancey Sat Aug 9 1997
Looking for a family...last name of CLANCEY....I know my grandfather Robert Laverne Patrick CLANCEY was born in Olean.....after his birth the family went to Erie, PA....but his father WILLIAM CLANCEY's family was still there....William CLANCEY married a Matilda QUICK who I assume was also from that area...ANy takers on this Query? will it help if I beg?

Jeff Stehle Fri Jun 27 1997 I am trying to determine the fate of MARCUS H. CASE who resided in the Town of Yorkshire during the 1860 census. By 1870, his wife and children appear in Argentine Twp., Genesee County, Michigan, but without Marcus!! Did he die and was he buried in Cattaraugus County before his family migrated to Michigan?????? Can anyone help on this mystery?

Sheri Iamele Wed Jun 18 1997
Looking for information on the family of Robert and Emma (Coast) Conkling of Olean New York. Their sons William C. Conkling (1891-1931) and Robert Conkling (1894-1983) also lived there. Grandchildren include Robert Conkling (d. 1980) and Sidney Conkling McCormick. Does any one have more informaition on this family -- descendants? current locations?

Bev Ball Tue Jun 3 1997
I am looking for info on my gg grandparents. my g grandmother was Eva Lututia Colvin. Born Aug 5 1859 in Cattaraugus Co. N.Y. Died july 13 1922 in Shelton Wa. Married Hiram H Johnson Jan 1881. Hiram was born june 9 1860 in Delaware Co. Iowa. They had 11 chldren. Eva's Parents were Jim Colvin and Britanni (sp?)Tarbox. They were both born in N.Y but that is the only info I have on them. I have submitted a seperate query on Hiriams parents William Wallace Johnson, born 4-13-1827 in Wyoming Co. and Rachel Simmons Harwood, born 9-16-1829 in erie Co. N.Y. Rachels fathers name was Thomas Harwood and he married Anna (last name unknown).Any information on these names would be appreciated. Thanks.

Lee & Diane Tichenor Thu May 8 1997
Just found the parents of my gr gr grandfather, Milton Joseph Cook, born 1930 or 1833 Catt. Co, NY via his NYC marriage certificate, naming his parents as Norman Cook and Caroline Gilbert. That family found on 1830 census index at CATT 238 Randolph. Norman and Caroline also had other children. Only known are Theodosia born abt 1818 and Mary born abt 1824. Any informaton on this Randolph family greatly appreciated. Diane Tichenor 74 Shorewood Drive, Macomb, IL 61455

Dawn Curtis Thu May 8 1997
CURTIS/BIRDZELL/PARKER Israel CURTIS, b ca 1777, d 1869 (Wayne Co. MI)m 1801 in Cayuga Co NY to Thankful BIRDZELL, b ca 1782, d 1849(Macomb Co. MI). Ch: Rosalinda, Apphia, Sarah, William, Ruthean, Caleb, Rosetta, Alanson. Israel(my gggggrandfather) was the first sheriff of Cattaraugus Co. I have the written info from the "History of Cattaraugus Co." NY,1879. I know he and his family "removed to the Far West" (Detroit area) in 1826. Was he in financial trouble? Is there an illustration of him somewhere? His daughter, Apphia b 1804 in Cayuga Co, m Thomas CURTIS, b 1803 Canada. Were they related somehow? Rosalinda m Harvey PARKER.

Don Chandler Mon Apr 14 1997
My wifes grandfather, George Rodney Cooley is believed to have been born in Olean, 18 February 1851, to John Oliver Cooley and Rebecca Avis Marsh.Any information confirming this birth, or information regarding the parents would be greatly appreciated. Don Chandler



Cleipelt Sat Sep 27 18:22:18 1997
My 2xgreat-grandfather was Syrenus DEMING b. 6 July 1851 in Franklinville, Cattaraugus Co., NY, d. unknown, m. Wealthy Ann BIRDSALL 6 July 1873. His father was Solomon DEMING. That's all I know, can anyone fill in the blanks? Thanks in advance.

Ruth A. Larson Wed Aug 13 15:31:51 1997
My g grandfather was Daniel W. DODGE b. 1841 in Crawford co. and d. 1910 in Crawford co. My gg grandfather was Daivd DODGE B. 1811, somewhere in New York state d. 1888 in Crawford co. David's wife was Mahala NICHOLAS b. 1816 somewhere in New York state died Crawford co 1899. There were Dodge families in the Portville area in the early 1800's and I'm looking for a link to my DODGE ancestors. Any information will be greathly appreciated. Thanks, in advance, for all assistance.


Barbara A. Smythe Thu Jul 31 1997
DURKEE: I am looking for information about the Russell DURKEE family. He was on the Cattaraugus NY 1880 Census from Salamanca age 29 Blacksmith b NY with wife Anna 22 b NY parents NY, and daughter Mary 1 b NY. They were on the 1900 Barry county MI Census. Russell 49, Ella M 21, Ina A 19, Donna A 13, and Anna E 2 the last daughter born in Michigan. Any information about this family would be appreciated.

Harry Leisk Mon Jul 28 1997
I'm looking for information on Charles Guilford Dudley, DoB 4 August, 1822, in Leon, Cattaraugus County. His father may have been Edmond or Edmund Dudley, who is listed in the U.S. Census of 1820 and the New York State Census of 1825. The 1825 Census lists Edmund in Leon as head of a family of 7 males and 4 females. He is also listed as occupant of 40 acres, owner of sheep, cattle and hogs and manufacturing his own linen and wool cloth. One marriage is reported to have occurred in his family in the year preceding the 1825 Census. The Index of Deeds for Cattaraugus County lists, between 1829 and 1869 a considerable number of land transactions involving Dudleys. Some of these, including several involving Edmund appear to be between family members. Others involve the Holland Land Company. One of these transactions, dated October, 1858 lists Charles G. Dudley as "Grantee" and Edwin J. Spaulding as "Grantor". The Dudleys listed in the Index of Deeds are: Edmund, John L., Elizabeth R., Blandina, John, Zina, Patience (?), Alanson L., Nelson S., Charles G. and Lucy. Edmund Dudley is listed in the U.S. Census of 1850 as 70 years of age, living alone in Leon with no occupation. Charles G. married Elizabeth Forge Simpson in Milwaukee, WI on 28 January, 1861. I'm interested in information confirming his family of origin, siblings, his parents names, and anything else at all. Harry Leisk, 709 39th Street Sacramento, CA, 95816-3938

JINI RAMSEY Sat May 10 1997
I am doing research on a part of my family who resided in Cattaraugus County namely Olean and Allegany around the late 1800's. I am searching for information on William Henry DYE,Sr. who was born in 1871. I believe that William Henry DYE had a much older bachelor brother named Mason Morey DYE. William Henry DYE married a Jennie SMITH who was born in Oct. 1871. They had several children including my grandfather Mason Morey DYE born Jan. 21,1904. Some of the other children were Geneive DYE, Helen DYE, William Henry DYE, Lynn DYE. Jennie SMITH had several siblings also. I can only recall two of the names: Carrie Smith who I believe married a George PIERCE and a Fred SMITH. Again I believe there were several others Buth their names I cannot recall. I do not have the names of the parents of the SMITH children nor do I have the names of the DYE brothers. William Henry DYE and Jennie SMITH were living in Allegany at the time of the 1900 census on Johnson Street. They had one child at that time named Harriet. Neither my mom nor myself recall any mention of this child within the family although we both know that at least one of the children did not live to adulthood. The other people I am looking for I know very little about. Patrick KENNEY beleived to come to America around 1897; however from Ireland. I have conflicting information on his birth from the 1900 census and the 1920 census. He married a woman named Margret(surname unknown but could be FORREST) who came to America from Ireland around 1890. They had 3 children: Marion KENNEY, Marcella KENNEY (my grandmother), and Ann KENNEY (went by Noreen in the family). Patrick KENNEY and his wife Margret are buried at Saint Bonaventure's cemetary. Any information on these people and or their forebearers would be greatly appreciated. It is also believe that part of these families had some connection to Penn.

Alice HenneberryMay 1997
I am looking for infor/descendants of Timothy Homer DAHILL, born 1901; died 1982 (?) in Ellicottville, NY. Tim is the son of Timothy and Nettie (LAMB) DAHILL. He married Berdina Cary (TORREY) HART in 1923. Berdina was born in 1901; died 1984. One son, Timothy Homer DaHill JR., born March 26, 1923; married in 1944 to Clara E. (RUSSEL) BURDICK, born 1927; died 1984. Tim Jr.'s 2nd marriage to a Jessie (unknown). Tim's children from first marriage is Gary, Delores, Leslie, and Judy. If anyone has further information of the above persons, please let me know.





Laura Greene Wed Sep 24 18:42:11 1997
I have a great deal of information on the FAY family that lived in Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties in the 1800s. Please email me if you need information.

Kay Sumin Fri Sep 19 21:06:32 1997
My relatives(George & Dwight Fisher) lived in Cattaraugus Co. in the Township of Great Valley and later Red House Township in about 1900. I am looking for their children's children who are descendants of Suen, Frank Mislin, Merlin, George or Lewin Fisher. Also, Dwight's sons were born between 1900 and 1920 in Mansfield and Napoli Townships. Their names are: Stanley, Ernest, Raymond and Emmons. I would like to find any descendants who might want to give me more information on my family. Please send an e-mail address to the above address and "THANK YOU SO MUCH'.

Norman Stephan Thu Sep 11 10:26:41 1997
Seeking information on ancestors of Julia A. FITCH b. 28 Aug 1833 in Little Valley, NY.

Richard Spath Fri, 18 Jul 1997
Researching surname FARGO. Census shows Gay C. in 1830, Guy in 1840, and Guy in 1850. Think this may be father of John M. FARGO born 1832. Any information would be much appreciated.

Bill Little Sun, 15 Jun 1997
I am searching the name FERRY. I have a letter to Alfred FERRY, Mentor, Lake Co., OH, dated 5 Feb. 1891 from J. E. Hagard or Hazard. It concerns a very small inheritance ($2.13). It tells of the sale of the HILL land sold for debts against it and costs of funeral expenses. In it it mentions a John D. FERRY, who I believe lived in Randolph or Poland at the time. It tells Alfred to respond to the State Bank of Randolph to receive his inheritance. Alfred FERRY was my ggrandfather, his father was James, b. 1827 in NY, d. 1880, Lake Co., OH; his father was Silas, b. 1795, NY, d. 1864, Lake Co., OH. do you know if these bank records are still on file, or are the probate records available for inspection? I would also like to find out more information about James, Silas, and their ancestors. Can you give me any leads or places to go to search? Thank you, Bill Little

Looking for information on Catherine Foot b. around 1875 who married Johannes "John" Conrad b. 1871. Catherine Foot is listed as being born in Hinsdale. John is from Easton in Wyoming Conty. Thank you for any information.

Carol Boshart Wed, 2 Apr 1997
Looking for information on John Fries was located in Alleghany, Cattaraugus Co., NY in the 1860 and 1865 census.



Dolores Vasilow
GODFREY,Lafayette b Cattaraugus Co. enlisted Civil War in 1862. Discharged & married Annette COUCH. Connects to Frederick Strauss GODFREY b SD 1883 who went to MT as a Homesteader m Helena in 1905. Dolores Vasilow Owego NY Tioga Co

Catherine Benjamin
We have been searching my GGG Grandfather, Allen M.Green Born: Aug.9, 1812. Allen and his wife Julia Holden lived in Ashford and Franklinville. Our Allen's father was Allen Green, Born: 1776 ir 1779, his mother was Mercy Putman. We have run across an Allen Green who lived in Machias. He is shown in the 1850 census records Page 475 as being 40 years old with a wife Emily, age 33. Children: Ellen M. (listed as a male) age 16
Mary E. age 8
Chloe age 5
We have made no connection to this Allen but are very curious about him. Allen seems to be an unusual name in the Green/Greene family. Any information you could give us on the Allen would be appreciated.



Jennifer Herron
Looking for Information on Howard Marvin Herron born in 1889 -in Olean. That's all the info I have on this great-grandfather

Nancy Applebee Meyers
Seeking surname and parents of an Elizabeth born 1802 in Perry, Catt. Co., NY and wed 1822 to a Heman HILL who was born 1800 VT. They later moved to Erie Co. PA spent the rest of their lives there. Elizabeth and Heman HILL were parents of nine children, some were named: Rebecca HALL SMITH, Sally SMITH, Arvilla KLINE, Mary LUGER, Ambrose, Perry & Stephen.

Jack Hanrahan Sat Oct 11 11:12:21 1997
I am looking for information on Roger HANRAHAN, born around 1795 in Ireland. He married a Mary FITZGIBBONS, birth date unknown, who was also born in Ireland. They had six children: Reuben; Edward; John; Catherine; Julia; and Patrick. I am interested in birth and death dates/places for these HANRAHANs. Any information on this family would be appreciated.

Jack Hanrahan Sat Oct 11 11:33:51 1997
I am looking for information on Patrick HANRAHAN and family. Patrick was born in County Limerick, Ireland, we think, in 1846. I'd like to know when he arrived in the United States. On 24 January 1869, he married Bridget GRIFFIN in Olean, New York. Bridget was born 14 July 1851 in Poughkeepsie, New York. HANRAHAN and GRIFFIN had 11 children: Mary, b. 1869, d. ca. 1871; Edward James, b. 5 Aug 1871; Kathryn, b. 24 May 1875, d. 24 Apr 1939; Louise, b. 17 Aug 1876, d. 17 Nov 1943; John Joseph, b. 6 May 1878, d. 28 Mar 1937; Thomas R., b. 24 July 1880, d. 24 Apr 1946; Mary Agnes, b. 29 Jun 1882; Ralph Vincent, b. 10 Oct 1885; Mary Louise, b. 28 May 1887, d. 10 Jun 1929; William G., b. 27 Jun 1891, d. 21 May 1958; Joseph Clarence, b. 27 Jan 1894. Any information on this family would be appreciated.

Sylvia R. Coast Thu Aug 7 1997
HORTON-looking for info. on Elmer HORTON who is buried in Little Valley Rural Cem. He married Emma JONES, dau. of Alvin L. and Robey Jane BARNES JONES. Elmer's dau. Ethel Leona HORTON came to Venango Co., Pennsylvaniain in the early 1920's and married Daniel Martin COAST in 1925.

SANDRA HARRIS Sat Aug 9 1997
I am seeking anyone with knowledge of my great grandparents, Chrisitian Hassenfeldt and his wife, Augusta. They came to the US from Germany in the 1840"s, and worked near Buffalo, then Grand Island and then to Coudesport. They seemed to have lived in Ontario, Canada in the 1860's. He and his wife died in 1906 and 1923, respectively and are both buried in West Valley. They had several children, including Frederick John, Henry (whose daughter, Garfey Hasenfelt lived in Machias), Emma Kruse, Gertrude Klose, Albert, John and Lewie. If anyone has any contact wtith these descendants or is researching in this area, please contact me.

Charles Humes Sat Aug 2 1997
Amos Humes m. Susan Ann Vreeland ca. 1824. They later moved to Janesville, WI. I will share information.


Mark Lort Thu Jul 31 1997
Looking for any information on Ancil/Ancel HATCH b 18 jun 1840 in Famersville,Cattaragus New York His parents Names are as following Ira Stearns Hatch & Wealtha Bradford . Any information on this person would helpful

Arthur Olson Mon Jun 30 1997
Minerva Higby died in 9/26/1889. I believe her husband was Calvin Hartwell. She was buried in the Liberty Park Cem. at New Albion. I am looking for her parents whom I believe are my g.g. grandparents but I do not know their names. Do you folks have a record of Minerva's obituary? It might give her parents names, I hope. Maybe also check her mariage license (probably in late 1820's). Thank you very much.

I hope you can be of some assistance in helping me find the given name of my gr., gr., grandfather ( __ ? ___ Higby / Higbee) and the maiden name of his wife (my gr., gr., grandma).

All I know about them was that they had a number of children, and I do not know how many they reared. The only ones I am sure of are a son (who happened to be my great grandfather -- George Higbee born in 1816) and a daughter named Minerva Higbee. The family lived in New Albion at least from the 1830's until they passed away. My gr. grandfather George Higbee left New Albion in the late 1840's and came to Wisconsin. The sister Minerva married a Calvin Hartwell. According to the 1850 census their oldest child was born about 1830 in Catt. Co., and Minerva probably married a year or so before that. According to some cemetery records I reviewed from the Mormon Library, Minerva died 9/26/1889 at the age of 82; so, she was born about 1806 or 1807. Minerva was buried in the Liberty Park cemetery in New Albion. Ordinarily when a person is married or dies, their parents are named on the marriage or death certificate. If details about their parents names etc. could be found I could finish up my project. Is their anyway you can help through local records. Thank you, and I appreciate any help.
Best Regards ------- Arthur L. Olson

Pat McCarthy Sun Jun 15 1997
Looking for information on John and Frances (Fanny) Harrington who lived in Chautauqua County in 1850 with several children, including Emmaline, Rebecca, Nelson, and Newton. In 1853, Augusta was born. In 1855 Census, John is gone and the children are with several families. Only Augusta is with Fanny. What happened to John? What was Fanny's maiden name? She was born in Pennsylvania.

[email protected]
How would I get information on my ancesters in Olean such as Obits, Births, Marriages in the 1800's. I know that ancesters are buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, I just don't have all of the names and dates. I do know some of the names. Benjamin Lucas and Margaret Champion, George Hoffmire and Mary Hughes, Alvy Lucas and Minnie Hoffmire, George Bowersox and Mary Lucas. All buried at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. I have been told that all of my fathers ancesters from Olean are buried in the same cemetery. All of the above lasts names are my ancesters. I don't have the dates (birth & death) of anyone. Do you know of anyone who has access to the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, or that knows how I might get the information I want. If would mean alot to my father if I could get the information. Any help would be appreciated.

Maureen Hussey
I am looking for a friend, for any info on Nelson Harwood b. 10/22/1820 in Ont. Moved with his family to Cattaraugus County, NY abt. 1841. Married Susan Ann Whipple on 1/16/1843-Machias, Cattaraugus County, NY. If anyone has any info on these two of is in the area to look-up a marriage document I would certainly appreciate it.

Barbara Kenyon Green Mon May 5 1997
Looking for Harvy Hurd listed head of household in New York State census of 1860. Trying to find out whether this is the same Harvey Hurd listed in the 1850 census in Thurman, New York, (Warren Co.) with wife Clarissa, dob 6/6/1813, son Clayton born in 1840, and son John born 1849. Also in same household, Aseneth Kenyon (mother of Clarissa). Aseneth is my great,great,great grandmother. Thanks for any help you can give. Barb

Mary Jane Gamon Sat Apr 5  1997
My great-great grandfather, ROGER GIBSON HINCKLEY lived in Great Valley in the 1830s. His last child, ANN JANETTE HINCKLEY, was born there in 1836. I think his wife, JANE JOHNSON HINCKLEY died there. Is there any record of cemeteries or deaths that early? I can not find ROGER GIBSON HINCKLEY on the 1840 census either. Any information would be appreciated.





Janice L. Peters
Charlotte Almina Jameson, according to family, was born 22 June 1843 in Yorkshire. According to The Jameson's in America, her father Hugh Duran Jameson and mother, Lois Bentley, lived in New Hudson, NY, and elsewhere. Do you have any records of her?

Catherine Benjamin Sat Aug 23 17:31:54 1997
I am looking for descendants of Patrick Henry JONES, born Nov.20,1830. He married Sarah Morris and lived in Ellicottville, NY. He was in the Civil War, regiment N.Y. 154th.



Guy Kubic
Please assist me for the following surname; Felix Francis Kubic Veronica Kubic-Wife Mylrae-daughter Elizabeth-daughter Phyllis-daughter East Otto-location 1940-1950 dates I would appreciate your assistance; Thank You; Guy Kubic

Dave Pavlock Thu Oct 16 21:15:07 1997
Seeking info on the KEHOE family from Salamanca. I have some, but it is incomplete.

Wendy K Wilkerson Thu Oct 2 19:32:38 1997
I am interested in the descendants of John KEARNS b ? Ireland- d 1883 Machias Catt. Co., NY Children: Ann Kearns Lamb; Margaret Kearns Nolan; Terrance Kearns; Bridget Kearns MCMahan; Patrick F Kearns; John Kearns; Mary Kearns;James Kearns;Rose Kearns Please contact me. Thank You.


Kandy Davitt Sat Oct 4 16:59:49 1997
KEITH,Amasa Birth: 1823 Marriage: unknown Death: 5-31-1904 Location: 1850 Coldspring, Catt. Co. (census rec.) 1855 South Valley (census rec.) Spouse: Betsy Minerva Lemond Children: Hiram,WArren,John,Charles,Roquila,Loretta I have not gotten past this person for years. His son Hiram is buried at Steamburg. Iknow his wife died in Steamburg. HELP Would appreciate full date of birth, place of birth, death. etc.

Marge Minardi Fri Sep 19 16:39:38 1997
Kickbush, Julius first known to be in Otto in 1873 wife Elizabeth nee Besecker children Clara, Lydia, Minnie, Julia, Henry . Walter. Julius and Elizabeth buried in east Otto cemetary no dates

Bill Simpson Sat Sep 6 17:34:07 1997
Jennie SICKLER Believed to have been born Utica, Oneida Co., NY Married George KELLINGTON b England 1846 Naturalized 1872 d abt 1919 Pittsburgh PA Children Mary KELLINGTON born 1883 Salamanca, Cattaraugus Co., NY d Scraton PA Charles KELLINGTON born 9 Jan 1885 Olean, Cattaraugus Co., NY d Oct 17 1943 Pittsburgh PA When and where was Jennie SICKLER born? Who were her parents? When and where did she die? Who were George KELLINGTON's parents? What were the dates and locations of his birth and marriage. When exactly did he die? When exactly was Mary KELLINGTON born?


S L Kennedy Sun Sep 28 10:58:42 1997
KENNEDY - Researching family of Walter and Kathryn KENNEDY probably born in the 1850's. They had a son Alvin Webster KENNEDY b 1893. In 1903 they were at Kill Buck, Cattaraugus Co, NY. If ANYONE has any information on this family please email me at [email protected] Thanks in Advance, S L Kennedy

Vicki Kessel Tue Jul 29 1997
Looking for information on the KILBOURN/KILBORN family in Otto, Cattaraugus county. Lucy Lurinda KILBOURN was born 11-14-1862. She married a SWEETMAN,Osmand in Illinois 7-25-1878. I woulod like to find any information on her parents Rensen KILBOURN and Mary Addridge. Thank you and happy hunting.

KEYS Tue, 08 Jul 1997
SEARCHING for info on a family named Keys that lived in Gowanda area 1908-1912. Who were they are any still living in area? My grandmother-in-law, Frances Callaway lived with this family for several years. Her mother, Eva Callaway worked at Gowanda State Homeopathic Hosptial and lived on sight in 1910 census. Harold Callaway b c 1877-78 said to be a Canadian may have also been in the area. Frances was born Oct 1908 Hamburg, Erie Co, NY. I have a picture of the Keys family, noted on it Kamp Komfort, Hussey Hill. We are trying to find out about the family during these years and hope the Keys family may shed some light. Harold Callaway is our goal. He may have gone back to Canada, we were told for years he died in 1911. If you can shed any light on these items or know someone who can please help.

 Keys Family c1910
Gowanda Hospital old employment records
Eva Callaway
Frances Callaway
Harold Callaway
Kamp Komfort Hussey Hill
Thank you.
Candie Campbell Wollard
PO BOX 901709 Homestead, FL 33090
fax 305-246-0152
E mail [email protected] or [email protected]

Kollin King Mon Jun 23 1997
I am looking for information on any King families in the Town of Yorkshire and in Erie county towns of Springville or Sardinia.

K. Morse Thu Apr 17 1997
I am looking for info on KEOUGH, PETER PAUL b.3/6/1887 in Limestone, NY f. KEOUGH, JOHN PAUL m. KILCULLEN, MARY ANN sis: KEOUGH, ANNE E. b. 1893 and DALY KEOUGH, SADIE. John Paul and Mary Ann are buried in Limestone, NY.

Jim Bailey Tue Apr 8  1997
Searching for more information on Levi Kellogg born 1 August 1792. Served in the 164th Regiment, New York Militia in the War of 1812. Was discharged in Sept 1814 and returned to Lodi, Cattaraugus County, NY where is was a farmer. Moved to Illinois in 1846 where he had a land warrant for 80 acres of land. He died in 1856 and is buried in Brimfield Cemetery in Peoria County. He was my wife's gggrandfather.



Judy Offen I am a descendant of both Jacob and George Learn (of Dutch Hill War "fame") as Rosa Learn married Edgar Learn, my great- grandparents. The Learn Association has much information on the Learn men, but do not seem to have much on their wives and their families. A few names that I do have are Cooper (David, father of Arvilla who married Nathan Learn- I have NO information on the Coopers!), Shafer (Rachael married Thomas Learn- her father was James of Cuba, NY-no information on the family), BABCOCK (Sarah married Joseph Learn- no information on her family)

These are the only ones that I know of. If you know of anyone who has information on these families please pass my name and address and e-mail address also to them. I've been researching my family for only about 2-1/2 months, mostly via the internet, so I have much to learn! Any help you can give me will be most appreciated!
Name and address: Judy Offen, 3443 Brown Rd., Caledonia, NY 14423
I enjoyed finding Ischua on the "web"!

Jim Adkins
Looking for information on the Lingenfelter line: Ruth I. b 1898, daugther of Floyd Lingenfelter b June 1876 and Lana Auge b May 1877 in Germany. Floyd was the son of George Lingenfelter, b 1847 and Anna b 1855. George was the son of John Lingenfelter and Mary A., b 1816. Looking for ancestors and additional information.

Walt Lafty Wed, 25 Jun 1997
I'm tracing a relative who appears in the 1850 federal census in Olean, Cattaragus County. His name was Michael Lafty, age 25, and it appears from the census that he would be living with many men, possibly working on the railroad or a canal. Are you aware of any personnel records of the New York or Erie Railroads or any Canal companies in which I could search?

Katherine Mellentine
My great, great grandparents were from Perrysburgh, NY. The 1850 census lists my great, great grandfather's name as Elon Lee (born in VT abt. 1798). According to a brief history by my grandfather, the name should be spelled "Ellien". Ellien Lee married Charlotte Chadwick from NY, born abt. 1805. The census lists children: Daniel (24), Stephen (22), Laura S (20), male (17)-name not able to make out, Solomon (14), Eli (12), Elizabeth J (10), Maria (7), Camilla (5), William J (2) (my great grandfather). The census then lists in the same household, a female 25 years old (name not able to make out) and Mary J, an 8 month old baby. These are the surnames I have for Perrysburgh. I would appreciate any suggestions on how to get more information on this family. Thank you!

Larry Gross Tue, 23 Apr 1997
My grandmother, Florence Mae LINSEY GROSS was born in Olean, NY on 31 July 1883 and died in Cuba, NY on 5 March 1970. She was the daughter of George William Linsey, b. 15 April 1858 in Bennington Center/Wyoming Co/NY and d. 23 January 1909 in Oil City/Venango Co/PA. Her mother was Arvilla Aurora Keller, b. 16 June 1861 in Olean or Allegany/NY and d. 17 March 1893 in Olean, NY. She was the daughter of Jacob and Lousia Keller. Her father, Jacob Keller, served in Company A of the 85th NYV during the Civil War.

 The above George William Linsey, Sr. was the son of Joseph Linsey, b. about 1809 in Germany and we believe he died in Hinsdale on 23 July 1885. We believe his mother to be Mary Reamback (Various spellings) based on what was written on his death cert.

 I currently am in contact, via e-mail, with several cousins across the US. The above George William Linsey, Sr was just one of may Linsey children. We are also currently tracking down all the married daughter's descendants.

 The above Florence Mae Linsey GROSS married my grandfather, Lee Wesley Gross on 30 July 1905 in Cuba, NY. They had six children and thus there is still a large clan in Cuba/Allegany Co/NY. I was born and raised there, Cuba High School, Class of 1965, Brockport State, Class of 1969. I have ton of information on the GROSS, LINSEY, KELLER, HOPPER, MORGAN, and BLAKEMORE lines.

 Larry Gross
125 Overhill Road
Youngstown, OH 44512
[email protected]

[email protected] Tue, 22 Apr 1997
Hubbard Latham, b. 1778, d. 27 Dec 1850, wife Mercy, b. 1777, d. 6 Feb 1864. Buried Randolph, NY. Children Elisah, 1810-1863; Cornelius B. 24 Oct 1812. Cornelius and his wife Harriet are buried at Randolph. Their children are : Emma I., Emma R., Charles, and William.

Ruth Jordan Thoden Thu Apr 10  1997  (email address updated  Jan 19, 2010)
LOBDELL, Mary Jane was born according to census records in Ontario County about 1826; married Freedom, Cattaraugus Co, NY 27Sep 1848 to Daniel KINGSBURY. She died 22 Apr 1912 in Clarksville, Allegany Co., NY; lived some of her married life in New Hudson, Allegany Co. and is buried in Rushford, Allegany County. She had a sister Lucretia LOBDELL who was married one month after she was in same township so believe their father must have lived there also. Would like to talk to ANYONE having in knowledge of any LOBDELL family in Catt. County. Many thanks [email protected]



Alice Henneberry
MEACHAM...seeking family info/descendants of Orvie and Gladys Laverna (LAMB) MEACHAM who lived in the Olean area. Gladys (1905-1983); one son, Hugh Wayne (born 1920). Gladys was the daughter of Elmer Lewis and Phoebe Anna (SHERWOOD) LAMB. Please contact Alice Henneberry, 1311 East 41st Street, Erie PA 16504-2509 or e-mail at Alice Henneberry MENDEL
Looking for any information on ASA MENDELL who was my gg-grandfather and who his parents were. He was married to Polly Van Valtenburg and who her parents were; seem to come to a stop there. thank you for any info. you can give me. JOANNE DULANSKI

Theresa Loyd Sun Sep 21 20:22:57 1997
MATHEWSON, I am looking for some living descendants of Daniel M. MATHEWSON born 11/26/1841 "Hamlet town of Villenova" died 1/18/1940 Sheridan Center, and his wife Isabella (nee MONTGOMERY) born 5/11/1841 Portville died July 1931 Sheridan. Their daughter Lillian Dale (born 7/31/1871 died 6/27/1961 was my great grandmother. Have photos and will share info.

Kris Bomersbach Fri Sep 19 15:38:26 1997
Looking for the parents of Julia Ett Morgan, b. 6/15/1842 in Allegheny, Cattaraugus Co. She married James Brooks(b.Morris, Greene Co.,PA) on 12/16/1867. She died in Sparta, Monroe Co., WI 1/11/1907. She is reported to have been a twin. James and Julia had 8 children, all born in Monroe Co.,WI

David Carlisle Thu Sep 4 23:32:53 1997
METCALF/BISHOP/WOOD/SAWYER/HYDE 1830s Freedom, New York. I am looking for relatives of Rufus METCALF, born 18 June 1786 in Whiting, Vermont, who lived in Freedom, New York. His daughter Eliza METCALF married John WOOD, who was born in Washington County, New York, 13 March 1804. We have several letters from her, and hope her descendants may have other letters. We think Rufus half sister Polly METCALF married a SAWYER. We know Eunice SAWYER married Tilton HYDE in Freedom, but we do not know if there is a connection. We found a letter from his mother Polly HYDE to Dilla METCALF, written from Kirtland, Ohio. Rufus son Dexter METCALF married Emeline BISHOP, who was the daughter of Bethuel BISHOP. (Not John BISHOP) We have recently found a letter written by Emeline from Quincy, Illinois in April 1838 which should be of interest to descendants.

Penni Fox Sat Aug 16 1997
MILLER, William = b. 1810-1820 In Cattaraugus County, NY. He married Rachiel Minerva Heath b. July 9, 1819 from Syracuse. Son Joel S. Miller was born Sept. 29, 1837 in Traxton, Courtland County, NY. Then they show up in Mina. Two children were born there - Amy Miller May 10, 1842 and Helen A. Miller b. July 12, 1844. Then in Sherman, NY where Jerome Miller is born August 12, 1846. I do not know when William Miller was born or who his parents are I do not know who Rachiel Minerva Heath's parents are or siblings. Appreciate any information you may find.

Edythe Morey Kuschel Wed Jul 9 1997
I am interested in any information on the Morey Family who came to East Otto before 1850. Barton Morey came from Erie Co. He married Betsy Pratt I would like to know if he married after he moved to E. Otto or if anyone has any information on the Pratt Family. Barton had a son Daniel Pratt who stayed in E. Otto. Daniel had a son Ernest Daniel who may have moved to Salamanca. My birth certificate gives my father's birthplace as Elkdale,Salamanca but I can't find Elkdale on any map . I believe Ernest had a cheese factory .

Mark MacGlashan Fri Jul 4 1997
I am looking for records of anyone with the surname MacGlashan or McGlashan who may have lived in Cattaraugus County in the period 1830-1860, probably immediately after emigrating from Scotland or maybe Ireland

Ellen Scheffler Sat Apr 26 1997
Looking for any information on Thomas MULLIGAN, listed in 1860 census for Cattaraugus County, Randolph township. Thomas was born in Ireland.

Theresa Loyd Thu Apr 3 1997
I am looking for information on Isabella (nee MONTGOMERY) born 5-11-1841 and died 7-1931 and her husband Daniel MATTHEWSON born 11-26-1841 and died 1-18-1940. Isabella's parents were Alexander Thompson MONTGOMERY and wife Catherine (nee RICE). They married on 5-1-1865, possibly in the Cattaraugus County area. One of Daniel and Isabella's children was Lillian Dale (nee Matthewson) French, my great grandmother. We live in Waco, Texas and are new at genequerys on the internet.



Andrea Kohl
I am trying to gather info about Andrew Jackson Nellis and Mary Jane McCrea Nellis. They may be my g-g-g-grandparents. They were buried at St. Patrick's cemetary, in Limestone. Andrew Jackson Nellis died 9 Jan 1893. Mary Jane McCrea Nellis died in May 1896. Can you tell me who I would contact at St. Patrick's Church to find more info about them.
They had a son, Edward Nellis who is my great-great grandfather. I am trying to gather as much info about Edward Nellis and his parents. Also, I am trying to establish the ancestral descent of Mary Jane McCrea Nellis , who her parents were? I know about Andrew Jackson Nellis's parents. Thank you!

Ruth A. Larson Fri Sep 26 20:29:13 1997
Searching for parents and siblings of Simon NICHOLS birth about 1796 and wife Polly GLEASON also seeking info re son Seneca NICHOLS b. 11/18/1817 Locke and wife Anna J. NORTH and her parents and siblings. Seneca and Anna married 1839. Thanks, in advance for your assistance.

Krys Boccumini Fri Jun 20 1997
My family earch leads me back to Dennis NEWMAN who was co-parent with Sarah Ann CUATT of at least 2 children in Westchester county before 1850. The only Dennis Newman listed in the 1850 census index is for Burton, Cattaragus county, NY. At least one of those children later used the name BROWN, it's possible that he had "run away" from his family. I would appreciate a transcipt of that household of that census if anyone has easy access to it. I would also any data that would prove that hes is not my ancestor. Thank you.

Thomas Thompson Sun Jun 8 1997
I am looking for information on a furniture maker named Han Williams who worked in the Great Valley area in 1829. I have a chest of drawers signed by him dated 1829 and made for Sally Ann Norton. Sally Ann's father was the first judge of Cattaraugus County. I am also looking for information on the Norton family. They moved to New York some time prior to this chest being made. I believe they came from Goshen, Connecticut. Any information on these families would be appreciated.




Dorothy Willis
I am looking for the family of Mercy Ann KILBORN, b. 9 May 1827 in Canton, St. Lawrence Co., NY, m. Caleb Miner PELTON 28 June 1846, d. 12 Feb 1890, Perrysburgh, Cattaragus Co., NY.

Gerry KINGSBURY Wed Sep 10 12:51:24 1997
Seeking info re Minnie B. PELTON b.Cattaragus Co. in 1883. She marr Leonard A. WATSON. I understand there is a book "The Pelton Family in America". Does anyone know of this book and where I might access it? Thanks for your kind consideration.

Samuel L. Jones Fri Aug 22 08:55:21 1997
REUBEN PARKS and wife MEHITABLE (possibly BARTON) PARKS lived Cattaraugus county 1825 to 1850. They had children, Betsey, William, Alpheus, Nathaniel, Lydia Maria, Sophia, Silas and Newell. Alpheus BARTON lived next door in 1835 census. He likely was a brother of Mehitable. Any information about this family will be greatly appreciated. Daughter LYDIA MARIA PARKS married JEREMIAH F. BARTON


Bonnie Kidder Wed Jul 30 1997
Willian Chauncey Parker married (1) Lucy Ida May Kidder, June 19, 1878, and (2) Lucy's sister Fanny Eleanor Kidder in August 1915. We have that they lived in Little Valley Cattaruagus Co. NY we would like to know where they are buried. He died March 30, 1921, in Little Valley, Fanny died December 11, 1916, and his first wife died April 13, 1910. also is there any information on Lucy and William's children, Harold Wills Parker b. March 1895 and Marjorie Frances Parker. We have that Harold was born in Little Valley, Cattarauqus Co. NY.

Colleen S. Wed Apr 30  1997
Looking for a Simeon Prentice of Lyndon twp, Cattaraugus county, NY. He was listed in 1860 census, age 40, with wife Mary age 20, and a newborn daughter, Alice E. Need any information, marriage, death of Simeon - suspect is was by 1867, or a divorce record. I think his wife's maiden name was



Connie Mincy Thu Aug 7 1997
Seeking info on Peter and Abigail Quackenbush Chamberlain. She was born in Cattaraugus Cty. in New York on Aug 3, 1844. Not sure when Peter was born. After Abigails death he took his children to Iowa. Any info would be appreciated.


Marsha M. Markham
Looking for the parents of Lottie (Charlotte?) Louise REED. She was b. 7 Jun 1868 in Randolph, Cattaragus, NY. She lost her dad when she was quite young and family tradition says her mother remarried a many named HOVEY who never adopted Lottie. They had a daughter named Cora.
Lottie married George MIlan BOWEN who was b. 12 Dec. 1861 in Bone Run, Cattaragus, NY. They were wed on 10 Sept 1889 and only had one child, Floyd Edison BOWEN.

Muriel Caillau Sat Aug 2  1997
RANSOM-BEEBE Seeking descendants of George RANSOM, b. 1782 in Colchester, CT, and Lydia BEEBE b.1784. Came to Perrysburg, Cattaraugus Co. abt 1831 with 8 children. 1.Addison, b. 1808, CT m. Rubia HENDEE in 1841, died 1862, Perrysburg, 2.Orrin b. 1810, NY, m. Nancy CHASE in 1836, died 1853in Perrysburg, 3.Louisa, b. 1816, d. WI. 4. Julius b.1818, NY m. Minerva ST JOHN in WI, died in TX in 1864, 5. Justin b. 1822, NY m. Barbara INGERSOLL, 6. Luther b. 1825, NY m. Mary Brown, died WI 1914. 7/8. Edward and Edwin, twins, b. 1828, NY died in WI. Also seeking information on ancestry of Lydia BEEBE.

John Mosher Thu Jun 26  1997
ROBERTS, Edward- Looking for info on Edward Roberts, died South Dayton area sometime after 1940. Likely buried same area.




charles Silliman Mon Oct 6 16:34:44 1997
searching for last name Silliman, Elijah,Samuel. Known to have liveded in Chenango Co. and yorkshire about 1820.

Maynard and Ida Wiese
Do you have anything on this couple, or their ancestry? I have the 1850 census of Chataqua Co, New York, and the 1860 census from Stevenson Co, Illinois, that give nearly all the children, the name of a married dau and her family, the obituary of a son and the obituary of the wife. >From these sources; Walter MILLER b 01 Aug 1802 New York State, d 14 Jan 1865 Stephenson Co, Il married 1823 Polly SALISBURY b 1807 Cataraugus Co, NY, d 01 Nov 1879 age 72 Stephenson Co, IL.
Both are buried in Eleroy Cem, Eleroy, Stephenson Co, IL, but there is a misreading of Polly's tombstone in the published record of the cemetery, making her age 20 at death. A careful examination of the stone corrected this in our family record.
While all records we have located use Polly as the wife's name, it is always possible it was a nickname. Her obituary (The Lena Star 07 Nov 1879) calls her Polly Salisbury, but there is no indication she had a 2nd husband, so we are assuming it was her maiden name.
Polly's obit states she joined the M.E. church at age 16, moved to IL in 1854 with her husband and some children and died at dau Janet Reber's home.
Known children;Prudence(Sprague), Harriet(Bentley), James, Dexter Monroe, Amanda, Rosette, Salem Walter, Garrett, Morris R, Gaylord, Amelia, Adelia, Sarah, Janette(Reber). There were 2 more, names unknown, although one may have m John(Jonathan) Reynolds. Salem and probably at least two brothers were in the Civil War.
If you have anything, m date, parents, the two missing children, etc, I'd be very grateful.

Virginia Sprague Webster Sun Sep 14 06:55:22 1997
I'm seeking information concerning the wife and children of Stephen SPRAGUE. Stephen was born 24 Oct 1771, Sharon, Litchfield Co., CT; d in Cattaraugus Co., NY He was the second child and first son of Thomas SPRAGUE and Prudence EGGLESTON; both died 1 Feb 1813, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY. He had at least one child: Argalus SPRAGUE b 1809 in Onondaga Co., NY. Stephen and his family settled in Mansfield, Cattaraugus Co., NY in 1823. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

L. Snyder Fri Sep 12 21:05:28 1997
I am seeking information on Lorenzo D.SNYDER. He was the son of Peter and Mary SHARPSTEEN SNYDER of Livingston Co. What I know of Lorenzo is that he married Julia Ann BROWNE in Ohio in 1832.However,he was living in Cattaraugus 1844 when their son Theodore was born. Sometime after that he relocated in Mi. If you know anything about Lorenzo or his family, I would love to hear from you.e-mail to: [email protected]

NORMA JEAN MARKS Tue Aug 19 17:42:13 1997
Looking for information about SALLY (unknown maiden name) and WILLIAM SEEKINS. They had three children that I can find info on: MINNIE PEARL SEEKINS born 1866 in Cattaraugus County, NY, and two boys classified as W.W. SEEKINS and A.D. SEEKINS. By the year 1888, MINNIE PEARL SEEKINS was in LaMoure County, North Dakota, (unknown if her parents and siblings were with her), that same year she married LEANDER LESTER WRIGHT.

Teri Cleaveland Thu Aug 7 1997
Looking for William Sherman, wife Lottie/Charlotte M. Morris, Lena May, Romaine, William B. and Henrietta. P.P. Morris, believed to be Lottie's mom, living with them in 1880. Living in Humphrey and buried in small cemetery in Humphrey.

Merle Price Sun, 29 Jun 1997
Benjamin South married Almyra Winston @ Renseller county, NY and then went to Cattaragus county. His children Joseph D., Daniel, James Lester ,William G., Sylvester, Mary, Sarah, Zedekiah, Eliza, Hannah, and Chauncy Winston South were all born either in Erie county or Cattaragus county, NY. They married in WI. & MN.

Jan SANFORD Wed Jun 18 1997
Am looking for "any" info on "ANY" of the SANFORD family of Olean, Cattaraugus Co, NY... I'm specifically interested in ancestors & descendants of Daniel Fredrick SANFORD (who resided in Seward, Schoharie Co, NY)... A lot of his descendants moved to Olean, NY... I'm trying to trace all descendants... Dr.Milton Augustus; Ruby (SANFORD)AKER; Alice (SANFORD)BAKER; Jonathan, (wife Roxanne); Thomas; Charles; Mary & several others... Have some photos, looking for others.... will gladly exchange info... Jan SANFORD

Prudence Schifley Sun May 18 1997
Schifley of Cattarugus , Niagria, Erie Co, Any help would be apprediated . Unable to locate previous to 1885. Known to have lived in Portville, Olean, Buffalo area.

Ruth Jordan Thoden Wed Apr 30 1997
Seeking information on Oakley SWARTOUT (various spellings) OR any Swarthout family living in Cattaraugus County. Oakley moved his family from Otsego Co. to Catt. County -- Please email [email protected]

Jerry Shaffner Wed Apr 9  1997
My grandfather was born in ashford in 1844. served in the 105th and 94th vol inf. in the civil war. I'm trying to find out more about the family. when he died who his parents were, Iknow he died in Amery Wisc. JAMES R. SHAFFNER he was married to MAHALA BALL in ashford on Sept 14 1865. thank you for any help. Jerry Shaffner

Howard Hickman
Researching Theodore STICKNEY. He was born 6 Feb 1827 in Collins, Erie Co, NY and later moved to Cattaraugus County. He married second Kate HEATH. Around 1869, he was a mechanic in Leon. He later migrated to Ashtabula Co, Oho.

 Howard Hickman
PO Box 4148 Berkeley, CA 94704



Robert W. Torrance
My name is Robert William Torrance, from Dunkirk N.Y. I have been tracing my family tree for quite a long time and I could use some help from you. The first family of Torrances came to the U.S. at the time of the potato famine in Ireland around 1845. Hugh (?) Torrance, Rachel Reed Hoag,(Hogg)his wife, and one child Margaret settled in Sugartown, N.Y. where they had seven more children. Hugh, Rachel and their two sons that died from scarlet fever in 1872, are buried in the Sugartown cemetery. I need too know what Hugh`s middle name was, and any information how thet got to Sugartown, N.Y. Thank You

Teresa Townsell Fri Oct 10 16:05:32 1997
TOWNSEND/TOWNSELL, James, Michael and Tom. All three brothers born ca. 1830-1828, and sister, Bridget (Townsend) Spellacy emigrated ca. 1849 from County Clare, Ireland. Michael lived in Iowa; Tom in Rock Island, Illinois; and James Townsend (1836-1881)settled in "Little Ireland" (Limestone) and Hinsdale, Cattaraugus County, New York. James' first marriage, ca. 1861 was to Mary Hogan; his second marriage (ca. 1872) was to Mary (Burke/Burkett) Brushingham. Related family names: Burke/Burkett, Fall, Hare, Hogan, Kincheloe, Lewis, Masoner, McCarthy/McCarty, Minderler, Nenno, O'Connell, O'Loughlin, Spellacy

Pamela WanglerTue, 26 Aug 1997
Hiram Thomas and his wife Maryette were found here in the 1880 census. They had one child Alice at this time. I am trying to find a marriage date for them.Alice is their oldest child and she is 4 months old in the 1880 census. I am assuming they were married sometime in 1878 or 1879. Thank you for any help you may give.

Rebecca Thornton Sat Aug 2 1997
Seeking information on Davis THORNTON born 1828 died 1902 and his first wife, Abigail MCCOY born 1836 died 1856 in childbirth when their son William Henry THORNTON was born. Also seeking information on Abigail McCoy's ancestors. Will share any information we have on Davis Thornton's decendants.





Paul Van Dyke Mon Apr 14 1997
Searching for ANY info on Cornelius Van Dyke, born 1760, and married to Sarah (Sally) Soper. She was born 1767. Cornelius was slain by an Indian in 1813, and widow Sarah moved the family to Illinois in 1823. Children before 1810 were Sally, John, Ferdinand, Christopher and Minard. Van Dyke relatives Chase and Rowe lived in the Onandagua area at various time from 1790-1810.



Mike Wood
I am looking for my family in New York. William Hillard WOOD was born in 1922 in Hinsdale, Cattaragus,NY to Jonathon D. WOOD and Elizabeth KLINE. They resided in the county from 1921-1925. Jonathon and Elizabeth came from the Albany area and may have had a child, Abigail, when they arrived. She may have been born in Cayuga Co. I'm searching for any records that are available or clues to there path from Albany to Hinsdale. Mike Wood

Karen Mohr

Seek any info on family of Ebenezer WARREN b 
1769/79 MA and Ann RICE or ROYCE b 13 Jul 1777 who settled in Covington, 
Genesee Co., NY (later called Wyoming Co.) bef 1808.  Some of their 
children settled in Cattaraugus Co. Children: 
1.  Leonard/Timothy WARREN, b 1799, m Eliza; 
2.  Huldah WARREN, b abt 1800 (poss m/1 JENKS, poss m/2 TAYLOR); 
3.  Harriet WARREN, b 1803; 
4.  Ansel Bailey WARREN, b 1805, m Mary Jane VAN HORN, res MI; 
5.  Diadema WARREN, b 1807, m Jonathan ADAMS, res Shelby, MI; 
6.  Lovira WARREN, b 1809, m REYNOLDS; 
7.  Finaneas WARREN, b 1811; 
8.  Ebenezer WARREN III, b 1815, d abt 1845; 
9.  Benedict WARREN, b 1817, m Emeline SHERMAN, res Cottage, Cattaraugus 
Co. & 
    Darien, Wyoming Co., NY; 
10. Lucius Platt (L.P.) WARREN, b 7 May 1820, Covington, Genesee Co., 
    m/1 Melissa REYNOLDS, m/2 Mrs. Abigail DAVEY, res Machias, 
Cattaraugus Co.
11. Elias WARREN, b 1823, m Maria SHERMAN, res Machias, Cattaraugus Co.; 
12. Stephen WARREN, b 1826.
Percy SHERMAN was the mother of Emeline and Maria SHERMAN who married 
into the Warren family.  Percy is buried at Maple Grove Cemetery w/Elias 
and Maria.  Any info on these families greatly appreciated.  Thank you. 
Karen Mohr, [email protected]

Judi McCourry Fri Oct 10 22:14:24 1997
WAXELL. First name could be either George or James. Born April 23, 1903 in Ellicotville. Fathers name was Edward Waxwll, mothers maiden name was Minnie Burlingame. They were married on 10/8/1901. Sister Loraine Veronica Waxell born 12/11/95 in Ellicottville. Any information would be welcomed.

francis WHITNEY Thu Oct 9 19:29:54 1997
morden o WHITNEY born oct 25 1833 at franklinville,cattaraugus,county,ny.married mary a SHERWOOD nov 1 1853 at glenwood,erie co. ny. moved to mn between 1854 and 1857. died 1905 albert lea mn. 12 children names of charles e,ella,charles,george,hattie,jennie,sherman,willian,albert,milton,mertie, and leroy. any information on parents of morden o WHITNEY or mary SHERWOOD thank you francis WHITNEY

Kathleen E. Grossman Sat Sep 13 01:26:42 1997
WARNER,EMMA ADELLE m.CONRAD,DANIEL HIBNER in Ellery Center, NY October 13, 1875. DANIEL HIBNER CONRAD was the great-grandson of JOHN CONRAD who married CATHERINE FOOTE and the nephew of HENRY CONRAD who was a tavern owner in Ischua. I have no information on EMMA and am looking for her parents. Her father was married about 4 times, last wife's name was Nancy. I have read some history on John and Henry Conrad in County histories and a history of Ischua that was recently e-mailed to me.

JOE L. WILSON Sun Sep 7 19:00:52 1997
SETH K. WILSON bJAN26, 1834 in cattaraugus county, , parents were LEWIS WILSON b1799 Deerfield, Oneida County, NY. Seth Married Ellen Simmons, b1838 Centerville, NY. Interested in any related connections

JOE L. WILSON Sun Sep 7 19:38:33 1997
JACOB WILSON MARRIED TO RUTH ....,had son, LEWIS WILSON b1799 in marcy, oneida county , new york Lewis married Elizabeth (Betsy). Lewis moved to Elma , Erie County, NY in 1839 after the death of Jacob Wilson Lewis then moved to Caneadea, Allegany County, Ny. He Was in Allegany County when he made the affidavit in 1844 to support his mothers claim for pension on the military service of his father,Jacob, in the Revoluntionary War. Lewis had a son named SETH WILSON born in Centerville ON jAN 26, 1834, dJan 29 1902 and was buried in Pike,NY, Seth Wilson was married to ELLEN E. SIMMONS b 1838 Centerville, NY, father was ALLEN SIMMONS B 1806 ONTARIO married to ELIZA .... b 1807 Mass. SETH WILSON had son Joseph A. Wilson b July 31, 1859 who is my great grandfather. Joseph was married to LILLIE MAE DARLING b july 31, 1861 in Guysville, Vermont. Would Like to find more on JACOB WILSON, BIRTH, DATE, MARRIAGE AND ETC. any information will be appreciated JOE L. WILSON 3108 ANTIOCH ROAD

Carl W. WARD Mon Jun 30 1997
I'm looking for more info on a Charles WARD listed in an 1830 Federal (I think) census of GREAT VALLEY, CATTARAUGUS CO., NY. The index I saw only had his name and location. I don't have any other info about him. Does the actual census record contain his age, place of birth, or family members etc.? I don't have access to a Federal census. If you do, can you look up this man for me and send it to my e-mail address. Thanks. Carl

Laura Greene Fri Jun 27  1997
WAYNE: Trying to find any Wayne/Wain/Waine family of New Scotland/Bethlehem, Albany County, NY any time between 1750 and 1850. I am also trying to find Harriet Wayne (Waine) or Anthony Wayne (Waine), both of New Scotland and/or Bethlehem. It is possible that Harriet is listed under a different first name. She was born in 1814, and married Isaac Hardenbergh Wands (son of James Burnside Wands and Catherine Hardenbergh), also of New Scotland/Bethlehem. In 1850, Isaac and Harriet Wayne Wands were in Chemung County, and went on to OLEAN, Cattaraugus County by 1852. They died in New Orleans LA in 1878.

Sandra Huemann-Kelly Wed, 18 Jun 1997
WINER and NEU: Searching for information on Frederick WINER (b 1837/38 in Germany) and his wife Rachel NEU (b. 1848/52 in Germany). They were married in NY State in 1870 and their oldest child Charles WINER was born in New Orleans, NY 25 Aug. 1871. Evidence at present suggests that "New Orleans" may very well be Olean, NY in Cattaraugus Cty. due to its proximity to PA. (Bradford area) where other relations of this line were located: namely Orletta SHORES (b. 7 Jan 1851). Other siblings of Charles were born after they moved to Iowa about 1873. Names of siblings were: John WINER, Anna WINER and Sarah WINER. Rachel NEU's father was Gottlieb NEU. Any leads appreciated.

Thomas Thompson Sun Jun 8 1997
I am looking for information on a furniture maker named Han Williams who worked in the Great Valley area in 1829. I have a chest of drawers signed by him dated 1829 and made for Sally Ann Norton. Sally Ann's father was the first judge of Cattaraugus County. I am also looking for information on the Norton family. They moved to New York some time prior to this chest being made. I believe they came from Goshen, Connecticut. Any information on these families would be appreciated.

WILLIAMSdeborah castorina
NY 1850 census of Cattaraugus (federal census) has my ggggrandparents Roswell Williams, (husband) Hannah B. Williams (wife) James L. {??Joe} Williams (son) 8 years old Denzil H. Williams (son) 5 years old Mary Catherine Williams (daughter) two years old

NY 1860 census, only Hannah and Mary Catherine shown. Real estate value

is less than 1850. I have not located Roswell, James or Denzil. Another daughter was born to this family and we have assumed she was born after 1850. Her name was Bell and she married a {John>>} Wagner and lived in Bradford, PA. My mother knows this for a fact, as she came to visit her sister, my mother's grandma Mary Catherine Williams Youngs about 1915

 - 20. Grandma Youngs lived with my mom and her mother at that time. Grandma Williams used to cry over her brother who died in Libby Prison (Richmond, VA confederate prison for captured Union soldiers). My mom doesn't know which brother it was, but she "thinks" both were soldiers. I have not found either, although there are many James Williams from NY in the National Archives. No Denzil/Densil Williams from NY. Than you for the time and help. Debbie. e-mail [email protected]

Shawn Hampton

My Grandmother gave me her family history many years ago, thought maybe
this could be of some help to someone searching.

William E. Willams and Margaret (Lewis) Williams, moved to Freedom, N.Y.
in 1846.  They had 8 children:
1.  Catherine Williams, 1813-1900 m. John H. Owens came to Freedom in   
    1843.  They had 11 children born in Freedom. Surnames the children
    married are: Edmunds, Jeudevine, Rees, Williams, Roberts, Davis, 
    another Rees.
2.  Laura Williams, 1816-1897 m. John Higgins. They had 6 children.
    Surnames children married are: Morgan, Morgan, Morgan, Morgan, Mills
3.  Ann Williams, 1820-1910 m. David Davis.  They had 7 children.
    Surnames: Williams, Horton or Norton, Plummer.
4.  Margaret Williams, 1825-1881 m. Richard Roberts they lived in 
    Centerville. They had 7 children. Surnames children married:
    Wheat, Lockley, Morgan, Morgan, Elmer.
5.  Samuel Williams, 1828-1912 m. Ann Roberts they had 7 children.
    Surnames children married: Mosier, Smith, Williams, Roberts, 
6.  William Williams, 1835-1911 m. Elizabeth Johns, they had 4 children.
7.  John Williams, 1838-1918 m. Mary J. Owens, they had 4 children.
    Surnames they married: Morgan, Owens, Evans, Seyse.
8.  Ellen Williams, 1843-1910 m. Romain Benjamin, they had 2 children.
Kris Miner Thu Apr 24 1997
Charles WILCOX (may have had ROBINSON for last name at birth) b.2-21-1912 in Great Valley, Cattaraugus Co. His mother's maiden name was Ida JOHNSTON or JOHNSON married Otis ROBINSON or WILCOX. Charles WILCOX married on 7-14-1931 in Arcade, NY to Arlene VanOcker b.7-24-1914 d.2-28-1992. Any information on the above people would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Karen Wasson Thu Apr 3 1997
Seeking information on Charles H.Wasson born about 1872. I believe his family might have been from the Hinsdale area which is in Cattaraugus County. However, Charles might have been born in California, later moving back east. He married Ruth Maude Drummond from Jefferson Co.,Pa. {where and when unknown}. Her family "Travis" orginally came from Westchester Co., N.Y.







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