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Steve Gulzow 12 June 1998
I am searching for any information on the BOWERS and LETSON families of Mooers, Clinton County. Edward Thomas BOWERS was born in Ireland in 1826. He may have arrived in Clinton County in 1840 with his widowed mother and 5 younger children. He married Margaret Jane LETSON on 1 January 1856. She may have been born in Mooers on 4 April 1836. The following children were born in Mooers: Margaret M. born 9 December 1857, Etta Ida born 3 September 1860, Johnston born 19 May 1863, John Noah born 4 July 1866, Alma Wing born 15 August 1868, Edward Thomas born 28 Jan 1873, Alida born 31 July 1877. Edward Thomas Bowers and family lived in Clinton County until 1880 when they moved to Boone County, Nebraska.

James Ashline 5 June 1998
I am trying to find any information concerning Amable ASHLINE from Champlain, NY. The records I have reviewed indicate he was a resident of Champlain sometime between 1800 and 1849. He was my great great grandfather and I am trying to trace the family orgin prior to Amable.

Bill Bojanowski 3 June 1998
I would like to get information about James RYAN and his wife, Bridget RILEY. They were married in New York about 1862. They had four children: Catharine, born May 1, 1864; Edward J., born July, 1867;Sarah, born May 1869; and May, born May 14, 1874. Bridget was born in Ireland, but James was born in New York. They moved to LaSalle Co., IL after Edward was born but just before the 1870 census. May was born in LaSalle Co., IL. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

John Stevens 2 June 1998
Looking for information or resources to check for PETER BISHOP listed in 1810 census, not in 1800 census. I only know of one son RUFUS BISHOP, although census records indicate a brother and sister. Rufus and family moved to Iowa about 1854. Are there any land, tax or other records to help me find more information on this family. Thanks for any help or leads.

Janet R Marble 31 May 1998
Patrick Robbins b 1812 Ire. md 1846 Genevieve Auclair, bur. 1892 Dannemora Clinton NY. I have info from census's, have naturalization, bur rec. Sent for pension rec. My question is where to go from here, are there other sources that I do not no about? I have in my area LDS Family History Library, I wk there for 15 yrs. Are there family histories hiding or my gggf fall off the world? I would like to no if his father was James or Jacques Robbins and if his mother was Katheine or Ann Moran. Thank for any help!

Cheryl Waterman 31 May 1998
Who were the parents of Abner KENT and wife (who was she?) who came to Ellenburgh about 1822? Which two sons and two daughters went to Michigan with him and where did they settle? Any information about this family would be appreciated.

Stella Pantalleresco 30 May 1998
Seeking information on Georges FOSTER/PASTEUR that was married to Marie LADOUCEUR. They lived in Plattsburg in the very early 1800's. Their son Simon FOSTER/PASTEUR married Elisa SPOONER on January 30, 1826 in Saint Luc - St. Jean Quebec. Any information would be grealty appreciated.

Marjorie Bednarek 29 May 1998
YOUNG/GILMAN Peter S. YOUNG, born at Caldwell's Manor, Quebec, Canada 5 July 1819, married to Sabrina GILMAN on 29 June, 1848. Sabrina was the daughter of I. and Dolly (ATKINS) GILMAN. Sabrina was born about 1820 (where?) First child of Peter and Sabrina, Mary YOUNG, was born in Black Brook, NY 29 June 1849. Possibly another child, Dolly YOUNG born to them before the family left Clinton County for Sauk County, Wisconsin where they live from 1850 on. Their children were: Mary, Dolly, Lottie, Frank, Albert (called "Bert") Della and Hattie. I will gladly exchange information and have extensive YOUNG records. Andrew YOUNG was born in Canada to James and Saloma (COMAR) YOUNG on March 15, 1817 at Caldwell's Manor, Quebec. New information suggests he may have been in Clinton County with his brother Peter about 1848. Have lost all record of Andrew and would appreciate hearing from descendants or anywone with knowledge of him.

Richard Pelland 26 May 1998
I am interested in the Martin dit Pelland family of Rouses Point. Narcisse (Nelson) m. Louise Monarque she died 3 juillet 1873 in Rouses Point. A son, Etienne(Stephen) married Lucille Chabre 29 Aug 1854. They had at least four children, but I lose track of them after that. Narcisse was a descendent of Lt. FranM-gois Martin Pelland of Hazen's regiment. Any info you may have on this family would be most welcome.

Agnes Cloninger 24 May 1998
THOMAS, BERIAH born 29 May 1771 probably Clinton County, New York, died 19 Aug 1851, married FRANCES DENTON dau of JOHN AND ELIZABETH PECK DENTON. Beriah and wife buried Smithfield Ground, NorthEast, died Dutchess County, New York. Parents, siblings of Beriah wanted. Will share all info.

John Stevens 20 May 1998
I have traced our family back to the 1810 census of Chazy twp in the NE part of Clinton Co. I do not know any names, or other info for the family. Because not in 1800 census, I presume the family came to America between 1800 & 1810, I suppose likely through Canada. Can anyone lead me toward records of names, places, dates, etc.

Heather Houle 20 May 1998
Looking for information on John GALE. Born circa 1791, died December 8, 1871 in Beekmantown. His wife's name was Phebe DOMINY, born circa 1792, died December 26, 1872, also in Beekmantown. Their children were:
Callista GALE
Abram A. GALE; b 1816, d 1889
Charles GALE; b June 3, 1820; d December 9, 1891
Philander H. GALE; b 1822; d February 24, 1869
John D. GALE; b 1824; d May 2, 1850
Darius M. GALE; b May 8, 1827
Nathaniel H. GALE; b 1829; d 1898
Mary Permelia GALE; b 1832; d April 20, 1848
Lavinia P. GALE; b 1835; d June 8, 1911
Would like to know where John and Phobe came from originally if possible.

Pam Wood Waugh 19 May 1998
Looking for any info on Joseph TALLMAN or TOLMAN, b. ca 1804-8 s/o Humphrey TALLMAN, who lived in Ausable, Clinton Co in 1850 and Black Brook, Clinton Co in 1870. His wife or wives may have been Sarah, Hannah or Jane (?), and known children were: David c1837, Mahaley c1837, Edward b. 1838 Peru, Clinton Co, james c1841, Jerome c1846, and Abram c1851. Any additional info out there????

Janet Munro 17 May 1998
According to family legend, my ggg-grandfather, Isaac ROBERTS (b 1804 Mountmellick, Queen's [now Laois] Co., IRL), a Quaker, came to upstate NY in about 1823 through Quebec, with letters of introduction to the Peru Monthly Meeting. Was there such a MM in Clinton Co., or in NY state? He supposedly learned the shoemaking trade while in NY. He eventually went to New Sharon, ONT, CAN, where he was married in 1831 to another Quaker, Elizabeth Balderston Doan.

John Davis 15 May 1998
I have been trying for some time to develop information on my ancestor, Benjamin Franklin Whipple, 1812-1904. All I knew was that he was born in New York or Vermont, migrated to Brooks County, Georgia and fought for the 12th Georgia militia during the Civil War. I recently found his wife's application for "Indigent Widows of Confederate Soldiers" which indicates his birthplace as Clinton County, New York. While his year of birth is unclear, I believe it to be 1812. His gravestone in Brooks County, Ga. indicates his date of birth was October 25, 1812. However, in different censuses, he listed ages which would make his year of birth as 1819. Can anyone provide me with more information?

Jackie Creighton 11 May 1998
Seek info on ggg Martin Van Buren WELCH b.11-18-1827 NY m. 11-24-1851 Catherine MCMULLIGAN. 4 children b. Plattsburg & Moores. Left Clinton Co. after war.

Neil Savage 9 May 1998
Am searching for any info. on charles SAVAGE family. charles was born abt. 1794 in plattsburg n.y. according to 1850 census his father was also born in n.y. the SAVAGE brothers moved to swanton vt. abt. 186? charles died aug. 13 1871 & is buried in nativity parish swanton vt.,

Patti Longo 9 May 1998
Am researching my ggrandfather Joseph 'John' LUCIA/LUCIER/LUSSIER m. to Melissa COVEY. Have been unable to obtain any information on John's' family, may have come from Quebec, Canada. 'John' & Melissa Lucia are known to have been living in or near Ellenburg, NY in 1905. John may have died about 1915-1917, whereabouts unknown. Children of 'John' and Melissa (11 documented) were born in Chateaugay, NY. Would appreciate any help with info regarding Joseph 'John' and his family.

Jane Everett 8 May 1998
Looking for information on the Andrew J. BLACKMAN/BLACKMUN family from Mooers, NY. His son was Luke S. married to Sally Foster and Luke's son was Jude b. 1804 married to Polly Ann Morse. I am trying to get a friend into DAR.

Robert Watson 8 May 1998
Hannah WELCH (1834-1912) buried in the Old Mooers Cemetery. Who were her parents? Siblings? Was she related to Betsy Welch Fifield? Was WELCH her maiden or married name?

Patrick Hanley 7 May 1998
ALLEN Stuck in New York Query. My ancestor George W. ALLEN was born in New York State in about 1818. He was married to a M. ALDRIDGE who passed away after 1843. They had at least one son, named Josephus, born in 1843 in NY. When reviewing the 1830, 1840, 1850 NY Census on the ALLEN Stuck In New York Website, there was a George W. ALLEN and a Josephus ALLEN listed in Clinton Co. Because of the unusual spelling of the name, this may have been a relative or brother to George W. ALLEN. Josephus ALLEN passed away in 1912 in Linton ND. His death certificate and obituary state that he was born to George W. ALLEN and M. (ALDRIDGE). The obit states that he was born in the old ALLEN home in Herkimer, NY. I have contacted the county historical society there to no avail. Any information would be appreciated.

Jim Fifield 6 May 1998
I'm trying to find more info on an ancestor William Fifield who lived in Mooers's around 1800, he married Nancy Bedell in 1824 and I have his death in 1842. 1st, was he buried in Mooer's? 2nd, his wife Nancy remarried a Samuel Muzzy--did they stay in Clinton County? 3rd, and most important there were other Fifield's in Clinton County around the same time these were Daniel, John, Kimbal, Nathan, William and Issac. Is there anything to say these men were brothers or cousins? William is my ancestor I know and he stayed in Clinton Co. Kimball is in the Co. in 1850 census but his wife and son show in St.Lawrence Co. in the 1860 census. Do anyone have any info on Kimball's death. Can anyone provide me with more information?

Judy Goodwin 5 May 1998
I am researching a John BROWNSON, who deeded land to a John MILLER of Plattsburgh in Aug, 1801. The ancestor I am searching for is Marquis D. MILLER, born Aug.23, 1810, 'on the NY side of Lake Champlain'. Marquis D.,(perhaps named for the Marquis De Lafayette, later called himself 'Marcus'. His father could be Charles, John, Thomas or Eleazer MILLER. Family history says he was from England. The family moved to Onondaga County, NY, several years after his birth. Does anyone have any advice? information? or tips?

Margaret Frazier Bowman 4 May 1998
My ancestor, Col. George Tyler, was reported to have fought in the War of 1812, as a colonel, in Plattsburgh. He was born in Vermont, and moved to Ohio shortly after the War of 1812. He was proud enough of his rank to have it on his tombstone. Just curious if you can verify that he did in fact serve in that war with any military units from or related to Plattsburgh.
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David Robert 2 May 1998
I wish to correspond with anyone researching ROBERT dit LAFONTAINE ancestors. I have some marriage information on about 100 ROBERT's who married in Clinton county and need some help in finding many of their parents since only the witness's names are given. Those that I can connect to Canada I can place onto my web pages at this URL:

Deane E. Belden 1 May 1998
Seeking information on BELDEN, George Stacey
B: 12/01/1830 D: 6/21/1895 in Mooers, Clinton, NY
Wife: Mary Elizabeth Phillips B: 7/18/1833 D: 4/5/1901
Velona G. Belden B:10/11/1855
Will C. Belden B:2/21/1857
Hattie L. Belden B: 7/21/1861
Edward Phillips Belden B: 12/3/1864
Edward George Belden B: 5/4/1867
DeWitt W. Belden B: 2/21/1869
Mary Ellie Belden B: 11/3/1876

Bob Scott 29 April 1998
William W. SWEAT, b. 27 Nov. 1831, Milton, VT, d. 2 Sept. 1895, Ellenburg Center, Clinton, NY, bu. McClellan Cemetery, Ellenburg, Clinton, NY. m. 27 Sept 1863, Beekmantown, Clinton, NY, Sarah Margaret CHESEBOROUGH, b. 2 Nov 1831, Beekmantown, Clinton, NY d. 21 Apr. 1922, Ellenburg, Clinton, NY the daughter of Benjamin and Rhuamy(HAYES) CHESEBOROUGH, bu. McClellan Cemetery, Ellenburg, Clinton, NY. Served in Civil War from Ellenburg, Clinton, NY. Farmed in Ellenburg. Have information descendants to share(5 children). Occupation sawyer/farmer and worked on the Military Turnpike Plattsburg to Ogdenburg or Watertown. Seek parents/siblings/census information for 1850 and 1860 in NY.

Margie R. Pearce 28 April 1998
REED, John H. b. Plattsburg, NY, between 1799-1820 (age varies widely on census reports and Civil War enlistment papers). Moved to Cleveland, OH, as a young man and married 1st: Catherine SPANGLER (1824-1849), 2nd: Matilda SPANGLER (1829-1909). John d. 1904, Adams Co, IN. Have lots on descendants, but am trying to find his parents/siblings.

Karen Mercier 26 April 1998
LANGLOIS/CHARTIER - Joseph LANGLOIS (b. Montmagny, PQ) and Marie Therese CHARTIER were living in Chazy River-Lake Champlain area in 1780's. Had at least two children: Jean Baptiste (b. 1786) and Francois Xavier (b. 1788). This couple finally married and legitimized their children in 1788 Chambley, PQ. They did not return to NY. They had several other children before Joseph's death in 1800. Any info on their lives in the Chazy River-Lake Champlain area? Any suggested reading for historical background?

Laura Lewis 24 April 1998
I have been trying to learn whether or not a PUTNAM family was living in Plattsburgh around the early 1800s. I am under trying to determine whether descendants of Gen. Israel Putnam, who migrated to the White River junction area of NH, also settled in NY. Can anyone provide me with any further information?

Marcia Jones 24 April 1998
Need infomation on Jared BROADWELL family. He married twice: (1) Mary [Arbulton], (2) Mrs. Mary Ann (BURNAP) SANGER. Known children: Henry, Laura, Sidney and Malvina. Need everything on this family. They lived on Rand Hill, in Clinton Co., NY.

Elaine Macey 23 April 1998
Who was George ALDEN of Clintonville in 1845 or 1848? His name appears in the front of a CROSS family (of Essex County) bible. Am trying to learn of his relationship, if any, to the Cross family. The earliest entry in the bible is the marriage of Warren Joseph Cross and Hannah Royce in March 1857.

Peggy Hoehne 22 April 1998
I am searching for information on Mary Louise (Lucy) ASLIN, ASSELIN, ASHLEY She was born 1829 in New York State (possibly Chateauguay, NY) to Jean Babtiste ASSELIN and Louise BOURDEAU, BOURDEAUX. Lucy married in 1850 to William SAMPICA. William 's parents were Edward SAMPICA from France and Unknown mother from Canada. He was born 6 May 1827? at Quebec, Canada. Lucy and William had a son Edward William SAMPICA born 28 August 1853, Clinton Co. NY. Edward William married Sophia COLLIER 28 September, 1880. Any leads or help would be appreciated.

Anthony Wells 19 April 1998
Looking for anything on William WELLS from Salmon river or Alfred LAPIERRE from w/Chazy.

The Gundersons 16 April 1998
A family obit says that HenryWilliam Hare(maybe Hair) was born in Plattsburg, Clinton Co. Jan 6,1820. He was Baptist. He married Ruth Ann Harmon Jan19,1858 in Schyler Falls, NY. I have found a David Hare in NY census, but have not found the connection. Death record here says Benjamin Hare was the father. The NY records said David Hare had a young daughter that died and her name was Almira,and by coincidence that is the middle name of Henry's first daughter. Can anyone help fill in the details?

Howard Wiley 14 April 1998
My name is Howard Wiley and I am trying to get more information on the Oliver Wiley family. They settled in the area of Chazy, New York on or near 1799. Their first son Stephen was born in Chazy in 1799. Others followed. Any information on the Wiley Family of Clinton County is appreciated.

Steve Williams 9 April 1998
I'm researching my family, the Blow family in Clinton County. There was a Peter Blow b. abt. 1765-1774 who had a son Peter Blow b. Dec 10, 1799 d. Apr. 1870. He married a Julia Dumont and they had 14 children. I have attached a photo which I only know of as the Blow family, and would appreciate if it could be put on the web site in hopes of someone recognizing the people or the location of the photo. I would appreciate anyone having info on the Blow family to contact me to share with what I have.
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L. Julian 4 April 1998
Looking for information on the BARBER and DUDLEY families of the Peru, Clinton County, NY area. Here's what I have, beginning, I think, in the early 1800's:
Lyman Barber m. Elizabeth Rasby (no dates) - she is believed to be a full-blooded Indian from Canada.

1. Lyman m. Mrs. Martha Ayres - no children
2. Mary m. Edward Hart; David McNaughton
3. Harriet m. James Loucks
4. Delia - never married
5. Calista - m. Frank Springsteen; Frank Cole
6. John N. m. Jeannette Smart
7. George m. Lucy Ann Evans
8. Daniel m. Adeline Dudley (my gggrandparents)
9. Elizabeth m. Henry Coates
10. Anna - never married
Also: Silas P. Dudley m. Mary Rivers (part-Indian)


1. Mary m. Albert Ashway
2. Harriet m. ? Doner
3. Joseph m. Emma Hart
4. Peter m. Gertrude ?
5. Emily m. Albert Mosher
6. Adeline m. Daniel F. Barber (my ggrandparents)
7. Henry m. Rose Soulia (my mother remembers visiting them in Peru back in
the late 1930's. They lived in a little house on a little farm across from
a cemetery)
I have subsquent information if anyone needs it. Any help would be appreciated.

Janet Wah 2 April 1998
I'm looking for my grandparents, George Gagne'[Gagnier,Gasnier,Gainer]born 2/11/1859 place unknown died 2/11/1936 in Hull, Quebec. Celena Laberge[Labarge,LaBerge,LaBarge]place and date unknown, died in Hull, Quebec date unknown. They had 4 children Victoria Born 7/25/1883 place unknown, died in 1981 in Hull, Quebec, Joseph Anthony Born 3/6/1897 place unknown, died 2/18/1962 in Mpls., MN. Marie[Mary] birth date unknown, died in Hull, Quebec date unknown, she had a twin sister Louise who died at a very young are. We think George and Celena were married and had their children in the USA and then migrated to Quebec.We also think Louise was buried in the USA. If you can help me I sure would appreciate it. I've looked everywhere I can think of and come up empty.

Craig Moore 25 March 1998
SIMONDS, Sarah, born June 17, 1853 at Beekmantown, Clinton, New York. Died June 7, 1889 in Eagle River, Vilas, WI. Father Robert Simonds, mother Elizabeth ?, born in Staffordshire, England. Looking for any information on the SIMONDS family circa 1800-1860.

Janet Crossman 21 March 1998
Searching for any information concerning BUCK, Ephraim, b. 1789 New Milford, Ct. m. Mary?, b. 1792 St. Albans, Vt. Need location/date of their marriage, their children and Mary's maiden name. Also Ephraim's mother & father, BUCK, Joel and Huldah both died May 27, 1831 and are buried in Riverside Cemetery, Plattsburgh. Would anyone have access to a newspaper article concerning their common deaths?

Marie Malark 20 March 1998
DUVERNAY- We have been researching the EGGSWARE family tree. We have recently found out the eldest of our ancestors we have found Thomas Eggsware was married to a DUVARNEY Has anyone researched the DUVARNEY line ??Can you tell us if Elise and Melanie DUVARNAY are the same person? or was Thomas married twice in this same family?? In 1850 census in Clinton County Had Thomas age 53, Zebid age 38, Fredric age 9, Thomas age 6, Charles age 3 Nasces age 2. The following baptisms in Clinton county fit our EGGSWARE Line and this name has been spelled a multitude of ways EXOIRE, HEXWARE, OXOIRE, EGSWARE to mention a few besides this one below
ISOIRE, Charles 1847-03-01-- Thomas & Elise Duvernay
ISOIRE, Elize 1857-01-04 -- Joseph & Melanie Duvernay
ISOIRE, Esther 1850-07-14 -- Laurent & Marie Ouellette
ISOIRE, Eusebe 1851-07-14 -- Thomas & Marie Houle
ISOIRE, Marie 1852-02-09 -- Thomas & Elise Duvernay
ISOIRE, Narcisse 1849-05-04 -- Thomas & Elise Duvernay
ISOIRE, Thomas (Champlain) 1844-11-24 -- Thomas & Melanie Duvernay
ISOIRE, Eusebe 1851-09-26/25 (age 6 months) Thomas & Marie Houle
ISOIRE, Helene 1846-08-18/17 (age 18 months) Thomas & Melanie< Duvernay Any help would be greatly appreciated, This family gets more confusing the more information we find . Thanks in advance

Pat Lafountain 17 March 1998
I am looking for any information on Peter LAFOUNTAIN born Feb. 1861 in Clinton Co. His father was also Peter LAFOUNTAIN and he died about 1873 when young Peter was about 12. His mother was Mary BISNETT born in Malone, NY date unknown. She died when Peter was about 6 weeks old. Young Peter married Anna PRAIRIE. She died in July 1912 of T.B. most likely in Clinton Co. They lived in and around Ellenburg down to Redford, NY. They had 4 children that I know of..Edward, Nettie, Andrew and Michael LAFOUNTAIN. After Annas death, young Peter married Minnie KEENAN around Ellenburg.

Steve Cox 17 March 1998
Looking for birth record, death record, or any other records of Pierre "Pieux" JOLY/JELLY/JELLIE, b Altona, Clinton Co. NY 1862-1866 (date varies), died by 1905, in an unknown location. Father was also Pierre JOLY/JELLY/JELLIE Sr., born in French Canada. Mother was Julia ST. DENIS/DENIO. Pierre JOLY married Emma DUFOUR (aka OVEN) in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Co. NY on 11 Jan 1896. At that time, he was working as a railroad fireman. In the 1905 Ogdensburg city directory, Emma JOLY is listed as "Emma Jellie, wid Peter, bds 20 Park St". Emma remarried in 1921, and listed her first husband as "dead." We have been unable to connect Pierre to other JOLY/JELLY/JELLIE surnames in Ogdensburg, and wonder if these are cousins, instead of brothers? We have also been unable to locate a grave in Ogdensburg or death record in Albany. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Mary Buskey 15 March 1998
Seeking information on the PARE surname from Redford NY area. My husband's great grandmother Salome PARE died shortly after giving birth to his grandfather Joseph Edmond (Edward)ROYAL. She was 32 years old and died on April 22, 1877. The family was Roman Catholic and used the Assumption of Mary Church in Redford NY. I am trying to discover the names of Salome's parents. Her father may have been named Pierre PARE as this name is listed as a witness at her wedding to Joseph Delphis (Adolphus)ROYAL. I'd appreciate any leads since the marriage records are not available.

Gen Arnold 12 March 1998
Looking for any of these Norton names that went to Canada for Cown land so I suppose they may be loyalists. Ebenezer,Daniel, John or George Norton. The time period would be 1790-1805?

Larry D. Loiselle 8 March 1998
Can anyone provide me wife information on Florence Roberts, her parents, her siblings, etc. Please respond to my email address at the bottom of this message or to my postal address. Thanks. The 1870 and 1880 census of Rock Island County, Illinois listed a Peter Roberts (1870) and Peter Robberts (1880) who were French. Since Etienne Loiselle was French and Catholic and Florence was Catholic, I suspect that maybe this was her father.
Etienne LOISELLE was born on 28 Jan 1832 in St. Joachim of Chateauguay (Quebec).1 He died on 19 Feb 1916 in Holcombe, Wisconsin.13 Etienne Loiselle: born January 28, 1832 at St. Joachim of Chateauguay, Etienne Parant (Godfather), Magdeleine Richard (Godmother), baptized January 29, 1832 by P. Grenier (Priest), died February 19, 1916 at Holcombe, Wisconsin, married (Rock Island (Alexander County?), Illinois - October 28, 1857) Florence Roberts,born March 25, 1841 (obituary says Febuary 25, death certificate says March 25) at Plattburg, New York, daughter of Peter Roberts and Mary Roberts (of Canada), died July 29, 1898 at Boyd, Wisconsin.
Etienne (Stephen) lived in St. Philomene of Chateauguay until he was 14 years of age. From then until he was 23 years old, he worked up the Quebec River lumbering. In 1854 he moved to Rock Island, Illinois where he married Florence Roberts. Miss Florence Roberts was born at Plattburg, New York on March 25, 1841 (obituary says Febuary 25, death certificate says March 25, daughter of Peter Roberts and Mary Roberts of Canada). She lived there until the summer of 1855 when her family moved to Rock Island, Illinois.
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Earl Williams 5 March 1998
Alfred Napolean GAUTHIER (b 1837 or 1838 in Canada) resided around 1850's to 1860's in Plattsburg with his parents Peter Thadeous GAUTHIER and Angeline ( ? ) GAUTHIER . Alfred Napolean GAUTHIER married Celina BOUVIER on May 21, 1860 at St. Peter's Church in Plattsburg, NY. Celina( BOUVIER) GAUTHIER born 1833 or 1834 in Canada, her parents were Charles BOUVIER and Genevive (HOPE) BOUVIER . Alfred and Celina GAUTHIER moved to VT. sometime after their marriage. They had three sons Joseph Alfred GAUTHIER, Alfred Freemont GAUTHIER and Louis Charles GAUTHIER. Any one info on my relatives would be greatly appreciated.

Don Williams 1 March 1998
Seeking any info possible on Allen CHASE, who appears in census records from 1810 thru 1850 in Peru and Ausable in Clinton County. In the 1850 census he appears on pg. 195 family 46/48 as age 68 and a blacksmith from Vermont. I believe he was m. to Betsy Chase, the daughter of William Day who also appeared in Clinton County up to 1850. I have hit a brick wall on obtaining any info on him such as birth,parents,marriage, and death, any info would be greatly appreciated.

Terry Reed 28 Feb 1998
Any Atwell information around the 1800-1810. There is a Joseph Atwell present in 1810 in Peru - census. He has 1 male under 10, 1 male under 16, 1 male 26-45, 1 female under 10, and 1 female 16-26. Any information on the wife of Joseph, where they came from - assuming CT. Somehow they are probably with the Hilliker family in Peru, Clinton Co., NY. How long they were there?

William Zuck 28 Feb 1998
Looking for info on the MONVILL name--Nellie MONVILL was married to Charles ZUCK some time in the late 1800s or early 1900s. We were told the MONVILLS were of Indian ancestry. Any info would be of great assistance.

Mary Fose 28 Feb 1998
I am researching my family in the Champlain/ Rouses Point area. On the 1870 census, my g-g-g grandfather, Zebulon Gilman was a captain of a lake boat on Lake Champlain. The census also indicates that several of his children worked on the boat. Family story says he ran barges to New York City. Can you tell me what you may know about small boats/barges on Lake Champlain. Any information appreciated.

George Gildersleeve 25 Feb 1998
I am seeking information on Gideon Rogers/Ruger who was born in 1750 and died on 16 April 1808 in Clinton, NY. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery, Plattsburg, Clinton.
I obtained this information rather recently and have virtually nothing else on Gideon, his parents and his siblings.
Would appreciate any help or recommendation.
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Wayne R. West 21 Feb 1998
Update on Samuel WEST of Peru, NY. Wife is Margaret JENKINS ( not Fairchild) a Quaker from the Oblong M. M. in Dutchess Co. NY born in CT. Disowned in 1789 for m. to Samuel and reinstated in 1798 by Danby M.M. living in Peru, NY. 1798.
Additional info. on William Barber WEST b. abt 1760 ( who owns land next to Samuel in Peru) He is in Queensbury, NY (dies abt 1838) with wife Abigail (poss. PLATT)b. 1763 d. 1811. Children are John, George Platt, Thomas, William, Abilener, Mary. some of whom were b. before moving to NY. Looking better that our Samuel WEST & William Barber WEST might be brothers.

Richard Bouvia 20 Feb 1998
BOUVIA/BOUVIER:I am searching for any info on Bouvia/Bouvier My Grandfather Was Maurice Edward Bouvia B:Mar 10, 1918 D: Aug 1986, His father Was Edward James Bouvier B: Oct 6, 1893 D:June 1978. Any info on the above surnames would be helpfull they come from all northern parts of NY, Down to Watertown. I think some of the Bouvias are from Plattsburgh.

Christopher L. Allen 19 Feb 1998
Seeking information on the family of Abram SHAW, of Schuyler Falls, Clinton County, New York. Abram was born c. 1786 and married Sarah/Sally Beckwith. They had at least 3 children: Permilia (sp?), Harry and Charlotte Marion Shaw. Charlotte married John Walter Giles and later moved to western Massachusetts. Any info/leads appreciated.

Kris Goszka 18 Feb 1998
I am looking for any information on this family. I believe that they spent some time in Essex Co. (probably in the town of Essex) before or after going to Clinton Co.(Keeseville). I am trying to find out if my Marcelline Varnais/ Vernais/Vannais/Vadnais (b: Abt. 1825 Canada - d: 10 Jan 1890 Keeseville, NY married Gedeon/Frank Ouellette) is related to this family. I have the following information.
Moise/Maurice Varnais/Vernais/Vannais/Vadnais (b: Abt. 1799 Lower Canada) married Genevieve Ladurantais (b: Abt. 1800 Lower Canada) Children:
Levi? Varney/Varnais (b: Abt. 1823 Lower Canada)
Madeleine Varney/Varnais (b: Abt. 1837 married Hercule Beaufort)
Octave Varney/Varnais (b: Abt. 1837 Lower Canada)
Henriette Varney/Varnais (b: Abt. 1841 Lower Canada married Bartholome Suprenant)
Adelaide Varney/Varnais married Joseph Guerin

Suzi Krill 15 Feb 1998
Searching for information on the parents, siblings, related family of WILKINS, Stillman Eli (nicknamed "Guy"), b. 17 Mar 1856 in AuSable Forks, NY; d. 26 Dec 1917 Melrose, KS. Married Anna Alice WALKER, 21 Sep 1881, Leadville, Colorado. They had the following children: Viola, Maybelle, Arthur, Blanche, Rhoda. Blanche WILKINS m. George DAVIS, Carthage, MO. Would appreciate any information, and will share what I have.

Paula Vaughan 14 Feb 1998
WILSON - Solomon WILSON b abt 1827 d Feb 1875 WI married Lucretia b abt 1831 d Oct 31, 1897 WI Daughter Melinda b 1857 in Plattsburgh, NY other children Charles, George and Alfred. Looking for information on Solomon's birth, marriage and parents.

Kris Goszka 13 Feb 1998
I am looking for information on Pierre COURCHESNE/COURCHAINE/CUSHING (b: Abt. 1825 Canada). I am specifically interested in Pierre's birth, marriage & death dates & places and the names of his parents (Also possible that Pierre's parents are Jean Baptiste Courchesne & Julie Rheaume or Andrew Cushing & Joset.). He married Marie-Emilie LAROSE (b: 16 Jun 1830 St. Louis de Terrebonne). Her father and mother are Georges Narcisse FERVAC-dit-LAROSE & Hypolitte/Apolline CONTANT
In the 1850 census for Clinton Co., Marie Emilie her daughter Mary Ann are listed in Marie Emilie's fathers house hold, but have the surname Cushing (a variation of Courchesne). Pierre is not listed in the 1850 census. He and his wife show up in the census for Keeseville, NY in 1860, and have several children listed.
The following is a list of Pierre & Emilie's children: 1 - Mary Ann "Annie" Cushing (b: Abt. May 1850 - d: Aft. 1928 married 22 Nov 1869 Plattsburg, NY - St. Peter's Church to Norbert Garrant. 2 - Caroline Cushing (b: Abt. 1853 - d: Aft. 1928 married Fred Utting. 3 - Pierre Cushing (b: 1854 - d: 19 Dec 1856 Keeseville, New York). 4 - Louis Alfred Courchaine (b: 1 Jun 1855 Plattsburgh, New York). 5 - Delia/Odille Cushing (b: 19 Jul 1857 Keeseville, NY (Plattsburgh, New York 4 Oct 1857 ?) - d: 23 Jan 1928 Keeseville, New York (Buried in St. John's Cemetery, Keeseville, NY) married 21 Nov 1883 to Louis Napoleon Boisseau). 6 - Libbie Cushing (b: Aft. 1859 - d: Aft. 1928). 7 - Marie Emily Cushing (b: Oct 1859 Plattsburgh, New York - d: Aft. 1928 married Fred Garrant. 8 - Isabel Cushing (b: 30 Mar 1862 Plattsburgh, New York). 9 - Louise Cushing (b: 6 Jun 1864 Plattsburgh, New York - d: Aft. 1928). 10 - Adelaide Cushing (b: 28 Sep 1867 Plattsburgh, New York). 11 - Martha Helen Cushing (b: 8 May 1870 Plattsburgh, New York). 12 - Amiee Cushing (b: 20 Mar 1874). 13 - Peter Xavier Cushing (b: 21 Aug 1872)

Bill Peppey 12 Feb 1998
Louis TEBO (Thibault) married Margaret LADUKE in Keesville on 14 June 1873. His parents were Louis and Marie Labounty he was born Au Sable 12 June 1852. Margaret's parents were Louis and Margaret BOSLEY (Beausoliel)and she was born in Black Brook 1 January 1859. Louis Laduke's parents were Bartholemi LEDUC and Charlotte MEUNIER (Munia). I'm particularly interested in Charlotte Meunier's father Joseph who I've found living in Chazy in the 1830 Census. I've got quite a bit of info about these families and am extremely interestd in sharing with cousins.

Don Casey 11 Feb 1998
Listed on the 1800 census for Clinto County living in the town of Champlain. I'm looking for his burial place, wedding, names of children etc. I'm related to a Gorham Casey born in 1804 and is last located in the Town of Murray, Orleans County NY in 1855 with a deed transfer. His property is named next to a Edmond (Edmound Casey) and ther are not a lot of them in NY during this time period. The approx age of the "CLinton" Edmound could fit.

Madeline Sofranko 11 Feb 1998
We are looking for any infomation on Carl P. Cottet, born April 11, 1907 and died Feb 66. He lived in Platsburg, NY - Clinton County we would like to find out if he ever re-married before he died.

Sandy Solari 10 Feb 1998
I have been trying to search for John LaMere married to Delia Lucier or Odelia Lussier, from Altona, NY, Clinton County. The approx. years would be late 1800's to early to mid 1900's. Appreciate any help you can offer. I have written several letters to the County Seat, but never receive a reply.

Marilyn Lotz 8 Feb 1998
The family I'm researching is named RYAN. Two children were supposedly born in Chazy and Mooers in 1857 and 1858, so I tried the 1860 census hoping they were still there. They weren't. However, I found about 20 other RYAN families--mostly in Mooers. So my question is general...Do you know if most of those Ryan families came from the same general area in Ireland? Do you know where? What brought them to Mooers?

Dani Roberts 6 Feb 1998
Looking for information on Peter ROTELL/RATELL born in Canada ca 1792. Living with Joseph PRAIRIE (PEARIE in 1860 census) and his wife Margaret (ROTELL) PRAIRIE, in 1860 in West Chazy, NY. Have no other information and only ASSUME Peter to be the father of Margaret. Any information would be wonderful.

Sarah Hall 4 Feb 1998
I seek information on the following families from the Clinton County, New York / Grand Is le County, Vermont area: Mumley, Carpentier / Carpenter / Charpentier, Monarch / Monarque / Monat, Letourneau / Laturno. Does anyone know the ethnic origin of the name Mumley? I can't seem to find evidence of it before 1840. Key ancestors are my great-grandparents:
Benjamin Mumley, probably born in New York circa 1842, died March 1907 in Alburg, Vermont, and his wife, Josephine or "Fozeine" Letourneau / Laturno, probably born in Canada on March 23, 1853, died in August 1906 in Alburg, Vermont (Parents of Edward John Mumley, my grandfather, born April 2, 1885 in Alburg, Vermont -- where many of his descendants currently live).
Edward Carpentier / Carpenter / Charpentier, born circa 1860-70, and his wife, Viteline Monarch / Monarque / Monat, born circa 1860-70 (Parents of Elizabeth Mary (Carpentier) Mumley, my grandmother, born February 8, 1886 in Rouses Point, New York).
Sarah Hall
2320 Maplewood Drive
Plover, Wisconsin 54467

Dave Schuler 2 Feb 1998
I am looking for any genealogical information relating to my g-g-grandfather George Blanchard, born c. 1824 in Clinton County, New York. His wife, Margaret, was also born in Clinton County, c. 1831. They were married, presumably in Clinton County), c. 1848. According to the 1860 Federal census for New York they were living in Buffalo in 1860 and had four children: Harriet (1848), George (1852), Charles (1856), and Mora (c. 1860). I would appreciate any info you might have as I'm stuck here.

Kerry McHugh 2 Feb 1998
I am interested in finding out information re: my Great Grandfather, JOHN MARTIN HOGAN born July 1, 1850 or 51 in Beekmantown. Where are records kept? I don't know his parent's names. I understand that there is a JOHN HOGAN mentioned in a book "Beekmantown, New York, Forest Froniter to Farm Community". He was instrumental in organizing the building of the first Catholic Church in Plattsburgh in 1842. This may be a relative. Could any one give me suggestions, ie; first Catholic Church in Plattsburgh to look up their archives; possibly the local history center; baptismal records for the Catholic community in Beekmantown or Plattsburgh, etc.

Charles E Teske 1 Feb 1998
Diantha HATHAWAY, born c1791, Peru, Clinton Co. NY, mar. Samuel BISHOP, died 17 Jan. 1869, at Orwell, Rutland Co., VT. Bishop children: Lodemia mar. Norman WEAD at Peru, Clinton Co. NY, Betsey, Caroline, Adeline, John, Jehiel, Horace, Stephen, Samuel, Huldah, and two others. Who were Diantha's parents?

Sharon Marcotte 29 Jan 1998
b.1900(?) Burlington, VT (?)

mothers maiden name - GONYEA
Was a wrestler under the name of "Bone Crusher" and worked in Plattsburgh in the Police or Sherriffs Dept. in the 1930's.
Any information on him would be appreciated.

Lynn J. Gauthier 27 Jan 1998
I am researching my husband's Gauthier dit St. Germain line. I am looking for further information re: Francis Gauthier and Caroline LaCroix. They had a daughter M. Louise Gauthier born December 27, 1883 and baptised at St. Mary's Church in Champlain, NY. Witnesses were Joseph Gauthier and Mathilde Gagne. If anyone can assist me with information re: any of the above people I would appreciate hearing from you.
Lynn J. Gauthier
P.O. Box 81
Westford, VT 05494

Melanie Hollett 22 Jan 1998
I am searching for information on 2 people whom I believe lived in Clinton County N.Y. One is James Rogers, possibly born in N.J. but died in Black Brook, Clinton County. The other is the last name of Elliott (variant spellings), who was married to Mary Rogers, they had 2 sons. James S. and Charles that I know of. Mr. Elliott died prior to 1880. Any information would be appreciated.

Richard Squires 22 Jan 1998
Am seeking info on Jane A. BULLIS b. ca. 1828, d. 2 Sept. 1908; m. Levi FORDHAM b. Plattsburg ca. 1823, d. 11 Mar. 1903. They are bur. Ladd Cemetery Chazy, NY.

Judy Higgins 16 Jan 1998
Searching for information on Oliver MILLER M Sophronia (Cynthia) NOBLES Daughter Elizabeth MILLER B 4 Apr 1808 supposedly in Coleraine ? (I can't find this on the map) I do have a notation for Clinton in New York. Would appreciate any information at all on this family as they are a mystery to me.

Sharon Kowalski 13 Jan 1998
Henry BENEDICT. Born Plattsburgh 1840 (1841). Civil War Veteran. Son of John BENEDICT (born in France) and Eliza (BRADERICKS). Brother of John Jr., Napolean Bonaparte, Nicholas, Julia, and Jane. Married 1st Christine PETERSON 21 Apr 1869 Fort Sully, Dakota Territory. Married 2nd Lucilla Rachel CUMMINS 1 Jan 1883 Chamberlain, South Dakota. Married 3rd Lovica FLEBE 18 Jan 1908 Hot Springs, South Dakota. Father of Josephine Louise, Martha Isabel, William John, and Florence. (All of 2nd marriage.) Died 15 Sept 1915. Buried State Veteran's Home, Hot Springs, South Dakota. Interested in connecting with Henry's sibling descendants. Would like to know where in France John BENEDICT was born, where and when he came to the U.S.

Katherine Hayes 12 Jan 1998
I am trying to find out anything I can about the following people in my family who came from cadyville, so I am told. William E. Hayes, born of Dennis hayes and maryanne O'neil, any siblings of william, or of his father and mother, any other relatives, actuallly any info would be nice. 7 Jan 1998
Searching for information on - and descendants of - WEATHERWAX, Jason Michael; Arthur, Jason David, Emma Louise, Amy Grace, Dorothy Rae, Leon Roy, Richard.
Also searching for information and descendants on: HAAR, David, Emma, Ruth, DelRoy, Amy, Laura, Marjorie.
Both these families lived in Peru in the 1920's.

Erin Peters 2 Jan 1998
WELLS, Russell. Born 1770 (bapt. Aug 26) in Conway, Hampshire Co., MA. He married Rhoda SANDERSON Feb 15, 1790 in Conway, MA. He died Nov 8, 1813 in Plattsburg, NY. I know of at least two of their children from his pension file: Lois and Levi. Lois and husband, Alanson REDDY, took care of Rhoda until her death (sometime after 1856) in their residence in Carlton, Oleans Co., NY. Levi resided in Rochester, NY. Looking for other children and more information on the children I have located.
Click here for the Worldwide Wells Page.

Dana Shea 31 Dec 1997
I am looking for any information on my g-grandfather Michael SHEA (b-1820 d-1904) and g-grandmother Mary COURTNEY (b-23,dec,1829 d-1905). They were said to have been married in Ausable Forks or Leeseville. Also both are said to have died and been buried in Holy Name Cemetery at Ausable Forks. Any help would be appreciated.

Sheila M. Carlson 28 Dec 1997
Looking for information on John Easman WHITTAKER b. 7-1-1793 Cheshire, NH. He indicated in his application for Civil War Pension that he had lived in Plattsburg from approximately 1817-1820 and again 1860-1861. I do not have the name of his wife but he had the following children as indicated in his application: Bard Goodsell, Cordelia, Horrace, John (may have married Susan Wilson), Judith (Juda), Laura, Lucy, Maranda, Nancy, Sarah, James Miller (b. 10-25-1825 Upper Canada). Any information is appreciated.

Ted Steele 27 Dec 1997
Can anyone identify Millard P. BELL, b. 1814 PA, d. 1868 UT?
Millard P. Bell was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., in 1814, supposedly the son of John and Margaret Bell. Some years later, his family removed to eastern New York, where Millard married Margaret [POWERS?]. They had a daughter, Melissa, born in NY ca. 1837. Family records reference NY, VT, and the Burlington area as places where they lived. So it's quite possible that they lived in Clinton County in the 1830s.
By 1840, Millard and Margaret moved to Milton, Trumbull Co., Ohio. By 1850 they were living in Defiance, Defiance Co., Ohio, where they were the parents of: Melissa, Demetrius, Caroline, Metcalf, V.S., and Anna. Around 1859, Millard apparently abandoned this family, leaving for the west. He wound up in Salt Lake City, where he re-married and began a second family. He died in Salt Lake in 1868.
Seeking info on Millard, his ancestry, his first wife (Margaret), or children of his family in Ohio.

Thad M. Taylor 14 Dec 1997
Church, Charles P. Appears in the 1850 Census for Au Sable.By 1860 he is in Wisconsin.Any information relating to the years prior to 1860 will be appreciated.

Richard Pelland 6 Dec 1997
Looking for descendants of Narcisse(Nelson) MARTIN dit PELLAND m. Elisa Louise MONARQUE prob in Coopersville circa 1835. Children:
1. Etienne(Stephen) born circa 1835 m. Lucille CHABRE 29 AUG 1854 Coopersville NY. Children:
Narcisse Henri MARTIN born 13 NOV 1855 Coopersville
Marie AurM-ilie MARTIN born 10 AUG 1957 Coopersville
Lucie MARTIN died 11 AUG 1876 Rouses Point
2. Caroline AgnM-hs MARTIN born circa 1837 m. Olivier MORIN 19 SEP 1858 Coopersville
3. Narcisse MARTIN
4. Joseph MARTIN 5 Dec 1997
Seeking information on GOODWIN families in Clinton County ca. 1800-1850, particularly APOLLOS P. GOODWIN or his brother JAMES GOODWIN, said to have married there two sisters, WEALTHY and ROXANA LEETE. These GOODWINS relocated to Illinois in the late 1830s from vicinity of Clinton County, as did LEVI GOODWIN, SAMUEL GOODWIN, and others.

Leah Prindle Veatch 3 Dec 1997
My gr-grandfather was Lawrence Eugene Prindle (Feb. 17, 1824 -Dec.24, 1875). He was apparently born in Plattsburgh, N.Y. His wife's name was Syble Amelia Jones. I cannot find any record of this man in N.Y. I have found other "Prindle" people that were in the area around the same time, but I've had a hard time with this. There was a Zera Prindle in the 1820 & 1830 census, but not before or after that time. Lawrence named his second child (a hunch it was a boy) "Zera E.", and I wondered if Lawrence's father's name was Zera. If you could help me with any of this...the name of Lawrence's parents or even who this Zera Prindle was I'd be most grateful. Can anyone provide me with further information?

Vicki Titus 2 Dec 1997
I am trying to connect up the John Tryon on the 1800 census (Fryon on some indexes) and the William on the 1810. I suspect that they are actually from Greene Co. NY. The John Tryon I am tracing there disappears about 1798 or so.
I suspect that John died between the 1800 and 1810 census and it is his son William listed on the 1810 census of Clinton Co. NY, along with 2 others in the family.
After 1810, I suspect that William removed to Franklin Co. NY and is the William who appears on the 1830 census there.
Are there any records in your sources that might help prove this theory of mine?

Larry D. Loiselle 2 Dec 1997
I am looking for information on the Roberts family. Their daughter's death certificate indicated that they were from Canada. They moved from Plattburg, New York to Rock Island, Illinois. Peter Roberts and his wife Mary (Maiden name unknown) had at least one child: Florence Roberts: born March 25, 1841 (obituary says Febuary 25, death certificate says March 25) at Plattburg, New York. She died on July 29,1898 at Boyd, Wisconsin. The 1860 census in Rock Island, Illinois did list an Arthur P. Roberts with a wife by the name of Mary. Could this be the same man (P. = Peter?)? On October 28, 1857, under the rights of the Catholic Church, Etienne (Stephen) Loiselle and Florence Roberts were married. They stayed in Rock Island, Illinois until 1861. He worked on the river and in northern Tennesse. Hearing of the rich laurels to be obtained in the frontier, they left for northern Wisconsin on a steamboat named Monitor on June 28, 1861. They arrived in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin on July 4, 1861. Can anyone supply information on this Roberts family and relatives, etc.?

George A. Yell 30 Nov 1997
I am looking for information on Michel PATNUDE also spelled PATENAUDE b 1832 in Canada, married Elsie LEMIEUX m? and had a daughter Mary PATENAUDE b 5 Jun 1866 in Churubusco. He also married Amelia b 1845 in Churubusco. They had about eight children, Delia, Odeli, Fabien, Susan, Augustine, Altina, Louisa,and Marcelline. Per the 1880 census they lived in Clinton in Clinton Co. NY. 29 Nov 1997
Joseph MATOTT/METHODEwas born in Quebec, Canada and married Margaret WOOD/DUBOIS and moved to Champlain/Chazy, N.Y. and died circa 1892. Thier son Joseph born 12/31/1837 in one of the above towns married 1859 Hellen SWEENEY, daughter of Francis SWEENEY and Sarah CROSS. Seek any and all info re. these people, particularly ancestors and dats/places of death and burial.

Jim Siford 26 Nov 1997
FIFIELD/COYER I am looking for information on Ellis and Lillian (COYER) FIFIELD of Plattsburgh. Ellis FIFIELD died in 1905. One of their children was Emma, born in 1894. This is my grandmother. Other children included Oliver and Tessie. Emma married Louis Clinton DAVID in 1912 in Plattsburgh.

Jim Tilbe 26 Nov 1997
Seeking information on: Henry CARRIER (or CARRIERE) b. about 1849 in Canada or VT, m. Mary Gaudette in Ellensberg 1871, d. 1927 in Easthampton, Mass. Probably lived in Champlain in late 1800's. His father may have been Henry also.

Pat Hanrahan 18 Nov 1997
Need information (marriage, census, or anything) on Jean-Baptiste RIEL who was the father of Marie Riel. Marie was born 30 January 1865, baptized 23 October 1867 in Keeseville, Essex, Co., NY and died 19 July 1928 in Portland, Oregon. She married Zeb (Eusebe) WOOD 22 January 1882 in Redford, NY, son of Francois (Eli) CHARLEBOIS-WOOD and Marguerite BRULE.
Jean Baptiste RIEL married Marie Elizabeth ("Eliza") GAGNON (who was born 18 October 1842 in St.Gervais, Bellechase, PQ). He then died about the time that Marie RIEL was born. Unfortunately,I found out that the name Jean-Baptiste RIEL is a common name in upper New York!
Is this Jean Baptiste RIEL a son of Jean Baptiste RIEL & Flavie ROBIDOUX who married 13 Aug 1827 at St-Constant-de-LaPrairie,PQ? This couple acted as the godparents of Flavie TESSIER on 27 Nov 1860 at Dannemora, Clinton Co., NY. Do they even have a son by the name of Jean Baptiste RIEL?
Or could Jean Baptiste RIEL be the Jean-Baptiste Riel who was baptized 9 Dec 1833 at St-Phillip-de-LaPraire,PQ (son of Francois Riel & Margaret Menard). This couple had two children baptized in Keeseville, Essex Co., NY in 1856. Or is there another Jean-Baptiste Riel who is my ancestor?
After Marie Elizabeth Gagnon remarried Francois Henault, godparents for her third child (Genevieve Henault) were Alexis Laliberte and Philomine RIEL (on 26 May 1871) in Keeseville, NY. This Philomine RIEL is probably related to my Jean-Baptiste RIEL but how?

Kris Goszka 18 Nov 1997
BYRON/BIRON/BERO/ALLARD I am looking for any information on the following family. Any help would be appreciated.

Vital/John Byron/Allard married Genevieve CHARRON 1 Jan 1850 Keeseville, NY - Immaculate Conception Church.
they had the following children:
Julia Byron b: Sep 1850 d: 24 Aug 1922 NY married Gedeon/Franklin Willette b: May 1851 NY m: 25 Dec 1870 Keeseville, Clinton, Co., NY - St. John the Baptist Church d: 23 Apr 1921 NY Father: Gedeon/Frank Ouellette Mother: Marcelline Varney/Vannais
Charles Ferdinand Byron b: 24 Oct 1853 Keeseville, NY
Ennemond Byron b: 8 Mar 1855 Keeseville, NY
Malvina Byron b: 15 Apr 1857 Keeseville, NY
Jane Elizabeth Byron b: 2 Oct 1860 Keeseville, NY
Robert Henry Byron b: 3 Jan 1862 Keeseville, NY
Adule Nelson Byron b: 10 Feb 1864 Keeseville, NY
Alfred Byron b: 17 Jan 1866 Keeseville, NY
Maria Delima Byron b: 25 Oct 1867 Keeseville, NY
Any help with this family would be appreciated.

Rebecca Hinnerschietz 10 Oct 1997
I am searching for information on my LAROSE ancestors who lived in Plattsburgh around 1842-1850. They were George LAROSE born abt 1819 in Canada. He married Therese or Teresa (maiden name unknown) abt 1842. They had their first two children in Plattsburgh, NY. They were Nelson LAROSE born abt 2/28/1843 and Maria LAROSE born abt 1846. They were French and Catholic. I am trying to find out parish information on the baptisms of the two children. I don't know the Parish but don't think there were too many Catholic parishes in Plattsburgh in 1840's. George LAROSE's parents were Georges N. LAROSE and Hypollite/Apolline/Polly Content. They were both born in Canada. I am also trying to find a marriage record for my George and Teresa so I can find her maiden name. PLEASE HELP.I am resubmitting this message because my address has changed.

Stephanie Allstott 8 Oct 1997
I'm looking for the parents of Cornelia NEVERETTE b1876d1954.She married Albert GONYO in West Chazy NY @ 1890's,thier childrean were Arthur,George and Mary all of the WestChazy area. I'm also looking for the DURETTE(DURETT)from the Plattsburgh and Saranac Lake area.the names or George (saranac lake)Forest Jr and sr. My greatgrandmother Durette is buried in the Morrisonvill cemetary @1920-1930 noone seems to remember her first name and I live to far away to find it myself. she was married to Forest DURETTE. I'm also looking for any information on the BOMBARDS from the west chazy area of clinton county
Meadia DENNETT (married Alfred)
Rose 1888-1985 married Bernard GONYO 11-22-1917(my ggm&ggf)
Annie 1/21/1874-1969 ???
anna 12/20/1895?
Harriette 12-21-1916???

Alice Martin LaRue 7 Oct 1997
James LAWSON, Sr...wife Ellen...son James, Jr. all born in Ireland. Came to the U. S. in 1861...dau Sarah was born 1862 in Chesterfield, NY 1910 Census Chesterfield, NY James LAWSON, Jr was a farmer renting a "home farm". He was a widower with children: Clara 13 yrs.. James, 3rd 10 yrs...William 9 yrs...Earl 7 yrs..Mary 6 yrs. James LAWSON, Jr. wife's name was Mary Ethel CLARK. She died 7th April 1909 in Chesterfield, NY.

Clara Dunn 5 Oct 1997
I am searching for the parents of Jane WHITE who married Jehiel BEARDSLEY. She was born Aug 6, 1781, died June 24, 1842, buried in Beardsley Cemetery east of Clintonville, town of Ausable, Clinton Co., NY. Jane lived her entire married life at Ausable, NY. Her children were Elizabeth (marr TRAVIS), Rachel, Gifford, Asher, Edward, Sally (marr LEET), Sylvia (marr MACOMBER), Isabela Maria (marr FLINT), Betsy (marr HOWARD), Joseph (marr STRONG). I believe Jane may be a descendent of William WHITE from the Mayflower. I have searched for years & this is my last hope. If anyone has any information, please call me collect at (916) 682-3574 or (916) 682-1655 or e-mail at Hoping to hear from someone.


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