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A page devoted to identifying the elusive families we are looking for and to list our personal genealogical websites.


I am looking for information on Alberti, Crowell, Kingsley, and Plankenhorn, largely in the vicinity of Windham and Prattsville. I would be grateful for any information you may have, and will happily share my findings. Landon Ross [email protected]

Searching for WILLIAM ADAMS, farmer who always termed himself as "of Coxsackie in Albany Co."  Sgt. William Adams served in Dutchess 7th militia (from now Putnam area). He was the son of John Adams (called Sr.) and had siblings Jesse Adams (d. 1781 in the Williamsburg VA in Rev.), Mary (Adams) Tompkins and Pvt. Major Adams. Major Adams may only have been a half brother. He didn't sign the renunciation on the letter of administration on Jesse Adams deceased in 1791 nor was listed as an heir in 1822. The federal government turned down an application for bounty land based on service of Jesse Adams. William Adams in 1822, still "of Coxsackie in Albany Co." applied for compensation from the State of NY at Albany and the family was granted compensation of 200 acres in Sterling NY. Janet Newman [email protected]

I am interested in John Hale ASHLEY b.12-28-1777. Married Elizabeth Johnson (Johnstone). Parentage?? Siblings?? Marriage date??  Naomi Johnson


BENNETT.  I am seeking information on the parents, siblings and ancestors of Jasper Newton Bennett who was born in Cairo, Greene County, in 1831.  He married Rebecca Barlow in 1858 and eventually moved to Rensselaer County, but I believe most of the family remained in Greene County.  Please contact me at [email protected].

BOTTOMLEY - I am interested in my gr gr gr grandfather Charles Bottomley 1822- 1825 who married Lydia Timmerman about 1830 of Greene County, Catskill, NY. Children were Alice b. 1845 m. Hallenbeck: Charles Watson 1854 m. Louisa Farley in Ottawa, Ontario Oct 9 1876: Anna M. b. 1857: William Joseph b. 1861 d. 1877: Emma M.b. 1865 m. William H. Bogartus August 15 1886, and Lydia b 1869 m. Ward Bogartus. Anna m. A. R. Garling. Can this be posted on your message board and I can contribute the family to the site. I have a bit more information I would gladly submitt. I would also like to thank you for the site. It helped find my Bottomley ancestors till 1822 and proved he existed but we have no idea where he came from and who his parents were. Caroline Whitham [email protected]


David Baker b.15 Nov 1777, Putnam Co, NY, migrated in 1795 to Greene Co, NY, married Elizabeth Losee about 1800. She was b.1781, Greene Co, NY, d/o Simeon and Freelove (Merritt) Losee. David and Elizabeth (Losee) Baker’s children Ambrose Baker, Lewis Baker, Jason Baker and possibly Harriett (Baker) Halleck, Mary (Baker) Boyd, Elizabeth Baker and others. They lived in Greenville on the Potick Creek. Ambrose Baker b 5 Jan 1803 d 1851 married Mary Hall d/o Aaron Hall and their children were Emma (Baker) Stannard, Edwin M Baker, Mary J (Baker) Stevens, Harvey Baker and Anna (Baker) Gregory. The lived in Coxsackie at the Upper Landing and later built the house that is now the Brady Funeral Home. Lewis Baker b about 1804 d 20 Nov 1838 married Eliza ___? and their children were Mary E Baker and another child. Jason Baker b 1814 d 1864 married Mary Augusta Thompson on 20 Dec 1837 and they had six children most born in Rochester, Monroe Co NY. Looking to share information. Also have material on Joshua, Elkhanah, Ebenezer, Sterry and Selah Baker. Carol Bickel.[email protected]

I'm looking for Lewis BAKER and his unknown (to me) wife. He was "of Coxsackie", and had at least one child, a daughter, Mary E. BAKER, b 5 Nov 1835, (pob unkn.) and d 8 Feb 1901 @ Amityville, NY. On 23 Mar 1859, she marr James ARMSTRONG, b 4 July 1834 @ Candor, Tioga Co., NY, and d 18 May 1917 @ Lakewood, NJ. James and Mary (Baker) ARMSTRONG had a least two children: a son, James Armstrong, Jr., and a dau, Allie Armstrong, b 12 Mar 1866 @ Davenport, Iowa, and d 2 Apr 1953 @ NYC. Apparently James and his family went to Iowa for several years, where he practiced law with a partner. About 1873, they returned to NYC, where he again practiced law. James marr 2) Elizabeth DOUGLASS (no info on her) on 14 July 1903. The family of Mary BAKER has been one of my biggest brick walls for 20 years now. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I promise!! Barbara Armstrong Cleveland Cofer  [email protected]

Greetings from Michigan!  My name is Thomas D. Howes.  I am researching Betsey Bogardus (b. 1808 in Coxsackie, NY; d. 18 Jan 1841 in Granby, NY), daughter of Ephraim Bogardus (b. 15 July 1777 in Coxsackie, NY; d. 15 Oct  1860 in Lysander, NY) and Phoebe Palmer (b. 13 Feb 1779 in Coxsackie, NY; d. 9 Oct 1851in ?;  parents ?).  She married Francis Howes (b. 1804 in W. Swanzey, New Hampshire; d. 3 Mar 1872 in Granby, NY).  Francis and Betsey, therefore, are my great-great grandparents.  I have very little information on them, and my family's NY heritage. I am attempting to gather information on Betsey and her parents.  Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thomas Howes  [email protected]

The following Greene County names are my main area of research. Barringer, Bartley, Eggleston, Hitchcock, Overbagh, Perkins, Sax, Schermerhorn, Schutt, Smith, Van Hoesen, Vining, Wolven. Barbara Bartley [email protected]

I am researching the following names in Greene County, BEACH, SCOTT, SCUTT, SCHUTT, FOSTER.  Amanda (Beach) Scott, Edward James Scott, Addison Scott, Mary Scott, John Scott, cousins of Edward Scott are James F. Scott, Samuel Scott, William H. Scutt, and Robert A. Scott-G. S. brother.  James G. Foster. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Arlene Maher. [email protected]

I am researching the following families in Greene County: Bedell; Walker; Brewster; Kennedy. Jean [email protected]

Seeking information and verification on following information:

Nicholas Brunk, baptized or born 28 Feb 1712.
Married-Catherine Schramm 3 Dec 1757 at  Athens Lutheran Church.
Catherine Schramm, baptized 3 Dec 1741 at Athens Lutheran Church; daughter of Johann
Willem and Maria Lise Spann Schramm
Mathys Brunk, baptized 28 Feb 1759 at Athens Lutheran Church.
Married-Antje Schramm, baptized 25 Feb 1752 Athens Lutheran Church; daughter of     Willem and Catherine Lehman Schramm
Nicholas Brunk, baptized 29 Mar 1780 at Athens Lutheran Church.
Married Elizabeth Miller, baptized 1784 at New Salem Dutch Reformed Church, Albany County, 29 Mar 1801.

Bob Brunk, Alton, IL [email protected]


Seeking info on COON in Greene Co NY. Mary H. COON b 1845 PA, d 1929 Jewett, Greene Co., NY. Mar Smith GERMAN. Was Mary the daughter of Peter COON b in Germany and wife Caroline?? Bev  German [email protected]

COFFIN -  I am seeking information on the family of Isaac COFFIN. He was b. ca. 1774 and d. 1839. He m. Eleanor ?? (1772-1841). They lived in Acra, town of Cairo, Greene Co., NY. I believe his family may of married into the David KELLY (b. ca. 1774) family. David lived in the town of Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY and migrated to Acra about 1830. David was the mortgagee with a Joseph Smith in 1830 in the town of Roxbury and in the description of the parcel of land it mentions that an Isaac COFFIN had land adjacent to David. David's wife Sally (d. 1835), Isaac Coffin, and Isaac's wife are buried in the Acra Cemetary. I do not know if David is buried there or some of his children. I would like to know if any of Isaac's children married into David Kelly's family. Joe Kelly [email protected]

I am looking for more information on CURRIE, Michael G. born 1818, d. 1882 buried in the West Settlement Cemetery.  His wife was Nancy? b. 1821, d. 1869 buried in the West Settlement Cemetery.  Their tombstones are brand new and would like to know if there are any other living relatives of Michael and Nancy Currie.  The information I have on Currie is:  One of their daughters was: Amanda Malvina b. 8/4/1848, d. 9/6/1912 buried in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.  She married Duane Decker b. 1841, d. 1927.  He was the son of Gilbert Decker b. @ 1809, d. ? and Abigail ? b. @ 1807, d. ?.  Other children of Michael G. Currie and Nancy ? Currie are:  Son William b. 2/9/1844, d. 1/9/1923 married Francis Tompkins b. 8/20/1847, d. 2/22/1889; Son Theordore Norton b. 4/4/1853, d. 1873 married Nettie ?; Son George b. 1852-54, d. ? 1st wife was Katie b. 1854, d. 1882, 2nd wife was Rebecca; Son Luther (Lucuis) b. 1846, d. ?.  Other children of Duane Decker and Melvina Currie Decker are Sons: John b. 1832, Jerusha b. 1839, daughters Harriet b. 1844, Caroline b. 1849 and Amanda b. 1847 and d. 3/4/1871.  Amanda Malvina Currie and Duane Decker are my Great Great Grandparents.  Michael G. Currie and Nancy ? Currie are my Great Great Great Grandparents.  Please contact Nancy S. at [email protected]

Researching the COLLIER family. Any info would be appreciated. [email protected]

Families being researched- COLE, BARKER, HUSTED/HUESTED, PERSON, TAYLOR, BRITT, FINCH, LOCKWOOD, BECKWITH and many more. Glad to share what we already have. April R. Saccoccio. [email protected]

I am searching for information about SAMUEL CHICHESTER b. 1801 Cairo- m. SUSANNAH ANDRUS 1824 and was in the furniture mfg. business.  Also SIMEON FOWLER b.1771 and MUNSON PARKER. Thank you, Jane Quirk [email protected]

Searching for CHITTENDEN, CHITTENDON and CHITTERDEN families in Greene County. Arthur Chittenden [email protected]

Looking for all information on the CLEAVER and CORNISH families of Greene County.  Primarily in and around Lexington by 1800, they ultimately scattered about the county. Related families include Foster, Chamberlain, and Daugherty. Daryl Holmes [email protected] 

Hoping to find out where the siblings to Barnum Philander COLE went. Sisters Mary & Philena, and brothers Argustus H. and Erastus A.  Births were in late 1820's and early 1830's.  Thank you, Carmen Marzano. [email protected]

I am researching CHURCH, KIPP, VAN VLECK/VAN VLACK, BROOKS, REED, BROWN, SNYDER and DUNCAN. I am particularly interested in finding the father of a Dorus Church (aka Doras, Dorris, Dorace and Theodore) b: abt 1781 lived in Athens and was married to a Sarah Folger. Also, would like to find more info on Jeremiah Brooks who was married to Electa Reed. Thanks. Colleen Maresca   [email protected]


I am researching the following families in Greene County, NY:.

DuBOIS (desc of Jacques), HANLEY, WOOLHEATER, WATERMAN, KIRK, HYATT, TRAPHAGEN. Current Big Puzzle: Maiden name of Orilla, wife of Andrew DuBois. Born 1827, died May 12, 1889. Lodema DuBois Jenkins  [email protected]


ERWIN, Lydia, born July 1855 in Greenville, NY - daughter of Johnson and Margaret (LOGAN) ERWIN. Another child was Martha ERWIN born in 1851 in Mechanicsville, NY.  Lydia Desnoyers  [email protected]

I am researching ELLISTON and CAMPBELL names. The families I am looking for lived mostly in Windham and Tannersville/Hunter in the mid to late 1800's. Susan Malone: [email protected]


Searching for all descendants of Gilbert FERRIS of Greene Co, NY.  Also descendants of Nicholas BRANDOW.  Annette Campbell [email protected]

Looking for: FELTER, WEST, COOKE, SUTTON, MATTHEWS, HOSFORD, GLADDING, BRANDOW, CARL. Celeste MacCormack  [email protected]

Looking for any info on the Fowler line, particularly from the early 1800's.
I have a SAMUEL BARKER FOWLER, born 1782 (place unknown), died 1836 in Susquehanna, PA. He is listed as a member of the Old First Congregational Church, Windham, in 1803. That is the earliest record of him that I've found in Greene County. He and his family were living in Greene County from at least 1803 until approximately 1829. The 1830 census records show that he was living on the border of Bradford County & Susquehanna County, PA. His wife's name was Sylva, and their children included Samuel Jr., Roxanna (Roxy), Amasa, David and Willis Fowler. Ben Zitomer. Please contact me at [email protected]

Looking for connection to Earl W. Fisher who married  Mary  Jane Waterman. Earl W. Fisher parents were Daniel Fisher & Margaret  (Sickles, Sickels) Fisher, she married a Luther A. Bullard after his wife  died.  Children of Earl & Mary Jane Fisher - Luella Fisher married David Pearson(Person), David N. Fisher married Jeannie L. Martin, Winfield G. Fisher  married Alida Craft ( daughter of Israel  Craft & Kate Overbaugh), Jennie Ann Fisher married Ernest Platt Graham, Ernest D. Fisher, Elizabeth M Fisher married Frank Waterman. ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT ABOUT Winfield G. Fisher's SON  Walter R. Fisher. I was told he burned to death ( maybe 1910 abt) in Greene County He  was in his teens. If anyone knows how I could look this information up or has  information concerning this death.
Melanie Fisher-Citty 


GRANT, Edgar We are looking for information on the early life of Edgar P. Grant born in Catskill, NY Nov. 1850. His parents were Frederick and Sarah Marie Overbaugh Grant, she remarried Abram Post. WE know nothing until 1904 when my mother-in-law was born in New York City. He said on the 1910 census that he was married at age 22 but we don't know anything about those family members. If anyone knows anything about Edgar please let us know. Sheila Gunther [email protected]

I am doing research on GRIFFINS in Greene Co, and Delaware CO .   My Jonathan Griffin was born in Greene County in 1819.  He later moved to Harpersfield, Delaware Co…and then Meriden , Ct.  I don’t know his parents or siblings.  I do have a picture of his grave in Meriden , Ct. I do know he married Deborah Ann Durpfey (Durphy) of Delaware Co and he had children: Florence , Byron, and Julian.   He is in the 1850, 1860 census…US and New York. Deb Hanna  [email protected]

GREENE, Charles F.M.  An elusive one he is! Appears in Beer's History of Greene Co, Athens as a member of Knights of Pythias Lodge in 1874. In 1875 NY census of Athens, he is married to Emily E Church w son George aged 5 months.  Emily aka Emma was dau of Warren Church / Katherine Van Vlack. I can find no record of him prior to 1874, nor can I find any marriage record. There may be some connection to DUMARY.  Anyone looking for Greene/Green in Greene County?  Like my cousin Colleen, I'm also researching CHURCH, VAN VLACK, VAN VLECK, COON.  Susan Pawley  [email protected]


Searching HALSTEAD and HAIGHT in Greene County in late 1700's & early 1800's. Anne Hurst [email protected]

I'm researching:  HOWARD, SHAW, WESTFALL, PECK, CHRISTIAN, SMITH, MARTIN, BARHIGHT, WILSON, BRANDOW, WALTERS, AUSTIN, VANDENBURG, and HOOGTALING. My home page has the internet version of a book which I recently published: 
Ed Kohinke  [email protected]    

I am looking for and would love to share information on the HOWARD's of Greene County.  My Howard's start with Jonathan HOWARD, my 4th great grandfather, buried in Broome Center, and his wife Margaret WALTERS.   My 3rd great Grandfather, Jonathan HOWARD II, is buried in Windham, my 2nd Great grandfather William F. is buried in North Settlement, as is my great grandfather, Franklin W.  Contact me at Floyd W. Howard, 36 Bridge Street, Sidney, NY 13838, 607-563-1598. [email protected] 

Emily Hotchkiss, born about 1830 in Greene County, was "of Rondout, New York" (now Kingston) when she married James Rose of Wurtsboro, Sullivan County, New York. Emily and James removed to Wurtsboro where he was a boatman on the Delaware & Hudson Canal. Looking for the parents of Emily Hotchkiss. Bob Doughty [email protected]




I am researching the family of Thomas KELSEY and Nancy STEVENS. In Greene County from early 1800's. I have info on 3 sons, Erastus, Russel and Louis.   Marion Douglas  [email protected]

Seeking 1) family Mr ___ Kelly, wife Elizabeth ___ Kelly, son Cyrus b abt 1843. Lived Greene County 1850 era.   2) death of Mr Kelly, Greene Co, Prattsville, abt 1850 Marilyn Stinson [email protected]

1. KELLY- I am seeking the parents of a Joanna KELLY. She was b. ca. 1748 in what is now Putnam Co., N.Y. She m. (1) Uriah LAWRENCE (1746-1776) and they had Merchant, Rollins, and Roswell. She m. (2) Caleb TOWNSEND (1743-1817) and they had Robert, Charlotte, John, and Sally. Joanna and Caleb died in Catskill, Greene Co., N.Y. and are buried at Kiskatom, Greene Co., N.Y. Thanks for any help!!! Joe Kelly [email protected]

 2. KELLY- I am looking for the wife's name and the children of a David KELLY. He was b. ca. 1775 in what is now Putnam Co., N.Y. He moved with his folks to Delaware Co., N.Y. in 1802. He lived in the Town of Roxbury, Delaware Co., N.Y. until about 1829. He then shows up in the Town of Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y. as a Grantee in a lands transaction. Did he die in Greene Co., N.Y. ? Any help is greatly appreciated!! Joe Kelly [email protected]


Looking for LENNON, OLMSTED, FINCH, WILBUR, WILSON, BLAISDELL and LEWIS families. Have large database on all the above families.  Sylvia Hasenkopf [email protected]

 I am researching all LANE's, that resided from 1780 to present date, in Hunter and Lexington, Greene Co, NY and Shandaken, Olive, Woodstock and Marbletown, Ulster Co, NY.  I have 10 LANE Web Pages with many Greene and Ulster Co, NY families. Each Web Page has its own index. To get to My Web Pages for BRADBURY, DALZIELL, DOMMERMUTH, GRAHAM, LAIRD, LANE, WATSON, WEIR, WIDDALL, WILLIAMS and Von BERGEN, go to  Under Family Web Page, click on View Pages. Click on the first letter of the family name that you want to view.  Howard E. Lane   [email protected]

Searching for LINES/LYNES - David LINES (1764-d. August 29, 1856 in Cairo, NY) m. Polly BRADLEY; Joseph Bradley LYNES (I) b. Catskill, NY November 21, 1797 (m. 1 Maria S., m.2 Amanda SHERMAN) William R. LYNES m. Sarah A.? moved to New Jersey Joseph Bradley LYNES (II) m. Georgeanna ROMAINE.  Joan Popovic  [email protected]

I hope this query reaches the knowing and knowledgeable. One of my ancestors is ELISHA LATIMER, born in New Paltz, Ulster County, in 1792. The 1790 census lists an Elisha Latimon in Ulster. Then, the 1800 census has two Elisha Latimers in the Windham area of Greene County -- one over 45 years of age, and the other under 26. I am hoping that these two are my ancestor's father and grandfather. For several reasons, I think the family migrated from CT. The Ulster records show an Ebenezer Latimer -born in CT- who married Jennetje Osterhout in 1793 in Rochester township. In Wethersfield, Ct there was an Elisha Latimer who had sons named Elisha, born in 1741, and Ebenezer, born in 1744. I believe that probably the sons and/or their sons moved westward together. I would appreciate any information or leads. Thank you. Louise Ward [email protected]

I'm researching the LOSEE, MERRITT, KING, RUNDLE, NEWMAN, FINCH, WALDRON, HILL, THORN, PARKS, and MACKEY families of Greene County, NY. Two sets of my fourth great-grandparents were Simeon LOSEE & Freelove MERRITT, and Obadiah KING & Abigail RUNDLE of Surprise. I descend through their children Stephen LOSEE and Rachel KING. I welcome correspondence from anyone who would like to exchange information on any of these families. Thanks! John A. Losee at [email protected]

I am researching the following names from Greene County, New York. LEE, BROWNELL, CURRIE, CHRISTIAN, BENJAMIN, COLE, BAGLEY, BENHAM, STIMSON/STIMPSON. Susan Brown [email protected]

LAWRENCE- I am seeking the parents and paternal/maternal ancestry of a Stephen LAWRENCE. He was b. ca. 1775 in Dutchess Co., N.Y. and died ca. 1840 in the Town of Middletown, Delaware Co., N.Y. His wife was Mary ??? I am also looking for her maiden name. She was born ca. 1776 and died in 1851. Stephen and Mary are buried in the LAWRENCE/BELLOWS cemetary in the Town of Halcott, Greene Co., N.Y. Stephen first showed up on the 1810 census for the Town of Middletown, Del. Co., N.Y. In 1836 He was selling a parcel of land in Greene Co., N.Y. There is a John Lawrence that shows up in the Town of Middletown in 1798 and a James in 1816. Were they related to Stephen? Any help is appreciated!  Joe Kelly  [email protected]

I would like to add my family to your list. My great-great grandfather was John Langin( Langden) 1827 d. 1873 greene county, his wife Catherine Miller b. 1840 died Green county 1897, thier children John Edward 1856 died 1937, Elizabeth( LIbbY) b.1858d. 1925Albany, NY, Jennie b. 1861d. 1923 Albany, Ny, George B. b1866 d.1929 New Baltimore?, William b.1868 d. 1953 Albany, NY, Lester b.1870 d. 1933(albany, NY) Fred b.1972 d. 1933.    I am hoping someone sees them and contacts me at [email protected]  or at 7259 Mackinaw Rd. Bay City, Mi 48706. Thanks for your time. 

From "Laphams In America"
Benjamin Lapham 4 (John 3, John 2, John 1) born Mar. 15, 1727 son of John and Desire Howland Lapham; married Lydia Page, died May 26, 1751. Benjamin was a Tory during the Revolution and was confined on Long Island and Poughkeepsie on that account. The family were Quakers and refused to fight. The old homestead was at Nine Partners, NY. Benjamin's father, John, was one of the original Nine Partners.
I      Solon Lapham 5 born 1746; died 2-16-1832; m ? first; m 2nd 2 July 1813 Rachel Sherwood. 13 children. The census of 1790 lists Solon living in Washington Co.
2     Mary Lapham 5 born 1748 married Edward Pugsley. Years later lived on Mason Rd., Egypt, NY. Had children, Rachel, Margaret, Judah, Sarah Pugsley
III    Pazzi Lapham 5 born Oct. 22, 1750; died 1796 m. Bethany Foster of Dutchess Co., NY. The 1790 census lists Pazzi living in Albany Co. Pazzi is an ancestor of the compiler of this genealogy.
IV    Ludy Lapham 5 married Reuben Stanton. Aunt Ludy and Aunt Mary brought up Fayette Lapham, his mother having died while he was an infant. Daughter of Orpha and son Reuben Stanton. Fayette was Pazzi's son. Auth: Records of Nettie Lapham; Mrs. L.W. Roscoe, Greenwich, OH; Increase Allen Lapham Chart; Rec. of Charles B. Herendeen.

Pazzi Lapham 5, born Oct. 22, 1750 died 1795, son of Benjamin and Lydia (Page) Lapham, married Bethany Foster, dau of Caleb and Abigail (Watson) Foster. Pazzi was a Whig and ardently attached to the American cause. He rode 90 miles in 24 hours to save his father's property from confiscation. The NY in the Revolution says: Pazzy Lapham, Dutchess Co. Militia (Land Bounty Rights), Sixth Regiment, enlisted Vol. 1, page 249. NY in the Revolution Vo. II P. 205 says: Pazzy Lapham, Dutchess Co. (Land Bounty Rights) assignee __ also Pazzy Lapham, assignor. Pazzi lived in Dutchess and Washington counties also. He had grandson, Hon. Increase A. Lapham LLD of Milwaukee, WI. Ref: Dict of Am. Biog. Vol. 10, page 622. The name Pazzi Lapham appears on early tax lists of Poughkeepsie, NY. The Lapham family were Quakers and enjoyed the peaceful quiet life, but years of unrest and anxiety came when rumors of war penetrated to their peace loving community. Pazzi ancestor of compiler, Bertha B. Aldridge.
1     Eliaken Lapham born Sept. 1, 1776 at Kinderhook, NY died 1829 at age 50 yrs 2 months and 13 days. Married June 5, 1800 Rachel Harris born 1776 and died Dec. 27, 1863, buried Stuyvesant, Columbia Co., NY.
2     Lorana Lapham born Sept. 13, 1760 married Oct. 30, 1800 David Wyman born March 12, 1767 Schutzville, Dutchess Co. NY in 1853.
3     Tacy Lapham born Sept. 13, 1780 married about 1800 Simeon Sutherland and had a daughter, Lorana Lapham who married Russell Knowlton. They lived in Huron Co., OH
4     Tohigh born 1775 died young
5.    Eber born 1776 died young
6     Seneca Lapham born June 10, 1784; married Aug. 28, 1803 Rachel Allen; died at Mt. Tabor, Champaigne Co., OH Dec. 30, 1853, daughter of Increase and Mary Allen. Seneca --canal contractor and engineer
7     Tammy born 1787 died 1787
8     Mary born 1791 died 1791
9     Alexander Hamilton born June 19, 1789 married Margaret Bethany and they had Bethany, Pazzi, lived at Stamford, NY. Rec. Dutchess Co. and Ira married Margaret Thronley born Mar. 2, 1823.
10   Fayette Lapham born Sept. 15, 1794 died 1872 Egypt NY where he was buried. Monument on which also is inscribed the name of his wife Lucy Ramsdell; married first Lucy Ramsdell daughter of Thomas Ramsdell of Egypt NY and Lucy Ramsdell born 1793 died 1827; married second Sophia B. Brace of Victor, NY; died Nov. 12, 1857; married 3 ________ Content, born 1795 and died March 26, 1864. Her sons Zephania and Gilbert erected a monument for her at S. Perinton NY cemetery back of Methodist Church; married 4, Tamma ______ living in 1872.
11   Solomon Lapham born Sept. 1, 1797 COXSACKIE NY married Lovicy Rider born Feb. 10, 1801; married second _____ Young, Ohio, Parkmanville. Following dates taken from family Bible at the home of Bertha Kibler at Burton Ohio, in 1950.
There are more generations.
Will review and follow through on any names of interest of the descendants of Pazzi.
Sandie Weber
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My families in Greene County were JARED MATTHEWS of Durham in 1810 Census and his son, WILLIAM MATTHEWS of Durham and Prattsville.   WILLIAM MATTHEWS, b. 1808 in Durham, married Mary Ann ALLEN of Schoharie County.  Their children, born in Greene and Schoharie counties, were: John McCinsey, b. 1832, d.y.; William Tyler, b. 1834, d.y.; Albert P., b. 1835, to Carroll County, IL; Phebe Ann, b. 1837, to Ogle County, IL; Milissa E., b. 1839, d. y.; Calbert, b. 1841; John Watson*, b. 1844, to IL, IA, NE; William B., b. 1845, to Lee county, IL; and Charles, b. 1844, d. y.  William may have had a brother or close relative named HARLOW MATTHEWS.   M. Matthews  [email protected]

Greene County Family Names that I am researching:  McMENAMY, FINCH.   John W. Levchuk  [email protected]

I am searching for MOORE, MILLER, SANFORD, TURK, HALLENBECK, DAY, JOHNSON, WHITCOMB, PECK from Greene Co.  Any information will be gratefully received and I will be happy to share any information that I have.  Pamela Moore Leitt  [email protected] 

Looking for information on these families: MOWER, CRAW, COLE, VANSTEENBURGH  Doug Leary [email protected]

I’m looking for information on the marriage of Ezra Margison and Sally Brewer/Burns of Hunter. The Church Register of the Presbyterian Church of Hunter, NY lists the marriage of  Ezra Magerson and Sally Brewer of Hunter in Nov 1839. The Hunter Presbyterian  Church Minute Book lists the marriage of  Ezra Margison and Sally Burns also in Nov. 1839. Her grave is in Evergreen Cemetery in Tannersville, but unfortunately lists her only as  “Sally Ann, w/o Ezra Magerson, d. August 28, 1849, aged 28y10m17d.” There are other Brewers buried at the same cemetery, so I think her last name was Brewer. I haven’t found Ezra’s grave yet, but think it may be somewhere in Sullivan County. [email protected]

I am looking for info on the names of Myers, Bernhard, Haeger, Stryker, Decker, Bailey, Jackson, and Lester. Some were from Greene County, Saratoga and Columbia. They are Stephen Myers. b. 1740  m Catrina Bernhard, Stephen Myers b.1786 in Stillwater, m Dorothy Decker b.1782, Alexander Myers b. 1808 m Hester Bailey b. 1812, Gilbert Myers b. 1810 m Emoline Jackson b. 1815, Daniel Myers b. 1813 m Julia Lester, Peleg Myers 1818 m Nancy Sample, William Myers b. 1820 m Sarah, Peter Myers b. 1822 m Susan, George Myers b. 1829 m Julia Fuller. Any help would be great and will share my history. Gerry Reniger    [email protected]

I am researching the above lines as follows: My great great grandfather was John A. MATTHEWS, b. 1803, d. 1859.  He came
from Columbia Co., and was father to my great grandfather Lauren A. Matthews.  His other children were: Margaret, John Jr., George, William and Hannah Alice.  He lived in Ashland.  I am looking for his parents and ancestral line.  He married Selina Hosford. My great great grandmother was Selina HOSFORD, b. 1804, d. 1884.  I believe that her father was Pitt Hosford, because the Hosford genealogy lists a female born at the right time for her age and because I proved that Elizabeth Hosford, also listed as a female who was born at the right time for her age, was his daughter.  Elizabeth named one of her daughters Selina, which was not a much used name even then.  Also, they all lived in the same part of Greene Co.  Pitt lived in Jewett and Selina married John, who lived in Ashland.  Elizabeth married James Tompkins and they are buried in West Settlement in Ashland; therefore, they probably lived in Ashland too.  There is some confusion between Pitt and Peter Hosford who lived in the same time period.  In the register book, the handwriting is pale and hard to read, but
when the Clerk looked up Hosford for Elizabeth's birth, what appeared to be Peter was actually Pitford.  This has caused confusion, because Pitford was known as Pitt and without seeing the actual register, it would be easy to think the name Peter.  The evidence I have found leads to the conclusion I have made, but any further proof would be good. Lois GROAT was my great great grandmother and was married to Lauren Matthews.  She was b. 1841, d. 1861 of diptheria.  She lived and died in Ashland. On census, she is named as daughter of John and Mercy Groat; however, they are too old to be her parents and I suspect that she is a grandaughter; but, not proved.  I would like to prove that, but also to find the parents and ancestral line of John Groat.  John came from Columbia Co., Mercy from Connecticut.  In Beer's History of Greene Co., I found "Asahel Disbrow, father of Ezra, the husband of my informant, Mrs. Disbrow, removed from Fairfield, CT, 1799 and found a house in West Settlement, to and from which he went by marked trees.  Mr. Groat, father of John and
grandfather of Henry Groat, lived at the head of Sutton Hollow, and Mr. Disbrow lived in Mr. Groat's house till his own was built."
I have no proof that is the same family, but it may be as there were very few Groats in the area.  John lived in Ashland 40 years, Mercy 20.
Elizabeth P. SIMPKINS is also my great great grandmother, b. 1829 in Jewett, d. 1903 in Jewett.  She married Asa Lord and their son, Collins, is my great grandfather. She had a brother named Daniel P. Simpkins, also b.  Jewett. Daniel's death certificate gives that their father was Samuel Simpkins of Greenville and that their mother's name was Catherine and she was born in Jewett.  There is speculation that the middle initial (P) that Daniel and Elizabeth share might stand for Parker, but not proved.   Another supposition is that it was Catherine O'Brian of another old East Jewett family.  Catherine probably died young, as Samuel later married Hepzabah Haines of Haines Falls and moved west. Any information will be most appreciated.   Mignon

I would like to get in contact with researchers of Daniel NORTON and his wife, Sarah STONE.  Also researchers of their son,  Asher NORTON and his wife, Dorothy BOARDMAN.  Asher and Dorothy were married in Greenville at the old Presbyterian Church on November 15, 1789. Sue Stuart   [email protected]


Hi, I'm looking for info on Sumner Olmstead b. 1882 d.? m. Carrie Mead b.1875 d.1929 both are buried in Halcott Cemetery. Thanks, Kevin Mead [email protected]

I'm researching the ODELL and OLIVER families in Greene County from 1840 to 1855 perhaps earlier and perhaps some remained.  Most later moved to Sullivan County and even later Delaware County.  Family members include Ezra and Hester OLIVER, their children Darius, Emily, Luther, Elizabeth, Francis, Laura, Clarinda; Joseph S. and Catherine M. ODELL, their children Ruben, Charity, Hannah. [email protected]


Researching PHILLIPS, KNOWLES, BOTSFORD in the Greenville area between 1814 and 1885. Pam Sulzer  [email protected]

Looking for family of Susannah Gray Pearson, born July 29, 1947, in Troy. Family believed to be from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. (That's 14 counties, including Greene.) 
Shaye  [email protected]




Researching FRED SMITH, his wife MARY, around 1918 to 1954; both born in England. Fred was a noted sign painter. Two children, Alfred and Walter. Had an antique shop on the Palenville road. Smith road named after Walter.   Gordon Fitton  [email protected]

Looking for: Henry STEVENS  In Greene County in 1807, at least, on his way to Tompkins County. Ransom STEVENS, born in 1807 in Greene County.  Jerry Stevens  [email protected]

I'm looking for information about the following people:       
1)  Conrad SIMMONS (ca. 1767 - ca. 1857):  It's possible that he's Camrad SIMON of Greenville (1810 census), Coenrad SIEMON of Greenville (1820 census), Coonradt Simmons (1830 Durham census and Wright School records) and Conrad Simmons (1855 Cairo census).  He might be the son of Andreas Simon and Anna Margaretha Pulver Simon, of Columbia Co. NY??
2)  Lucinda SIMMONS (1815-1905) and husband Jacob GARRISON (1813-1885), of Cairo. (Lucinda IS Conrad's daughter.) 
3)  Albert SIMMONS (1814-1892) and wives 1) Sophia Wilday and 2) Huldah Goff.  I don't believe that Albert is a son of Conrad.  However, based on the 1855 census additions from Bowman, Albert's records give reference to Conrad and Jacob.
Cindy Simmons [email protected]

Looking for the parents  and or information  on  JUDAH MUNSON SPENCER, b. July 13,  1810 and died June 11, 1879. He lived in Ashland, Greene Co, NY and is buried in Pleasant Valley Cem in the same town. He married LAVINIA HANER ( 1826-1907) They had 5 children, but one died young. There is a strong possibility that Judah was previously married to HENRIETTA CLAFLIN from nearby Lexington ( and had 3 children ) . There was a GEORGE W. SPENCER from Prattsville, Greene Co, NY who claimed J.M SPENCER as his father when he was in the Civil War. The time frame is possible for Judah to have had another family   before marrying LAVINIA HANER. Of course, this is only my theory , but  also a very  probable theory,.   If anyone knows any info on any of these people, please let me know. Lorna Puleo

SPENCER, Phillip- 1766-1833,  JONES, Lavinah ( wife of Phillip Spencer) - 1770-1845 .
 Both are buried in Doonan's Corners Cemetery ( Delaware County)
HURD, Garret - 1773-1857, MORRIS, Lois ( wife of Garret Hurd) - 1785-1871
Both are buried in Windham Cemetery
Any information will be appreciated.  Thanks! Lorraine Travers [email protected]


Looking for:  TOWNER,  HOWARD,  HOLCOMB,  BUTTS. Jackie Towner  [email protected]

Searching for THORNE, TEED in Greene County, NY. Freehold, Cairo, Greenville areas. Would love to find a Thorne family cemetery. [email protected]



I am researching all the different spellings of Van Valkenburgh because I've seen it spelled all the different ways. I'll list them from the oldest down to my grandmother and I will put the area they lived in where I have it. I think most of them came from Greene County. Hendrick VAN DYCK married Maria SCHUYLER AND had a daughter, Maria VAN DYCK born in 1701. She married Frans VAN VALKENBURG born in 1702. His parents were Lambert Jochemse VAN VALKENBURG and Jannetje Frans CLAUW. Maria and Frans VAN VALKENBURG had a son Lambert, born in 1741. He married Catharyna VAN VALKENBURG in 1762 in New York. She was born in 1740. They had a son Lambert L. who died Dec. 27, 1841 in Lexington, Greene County. He married Mary [Polly] Patterson on Feb. 20, 1798 in Kinderhook. She was born about 1779 and died Sept. 29, 1835. They had a son John VAN VALKENBURG, who was born April 28, 1802 in Rensselaer County. He married Mary [Polly] DEWEY about 1827. She was born about 1804 and died in Brooklyn , N.Y. John had a business where he made pencils. They had a son Watson VAN VALKENBERGH who was born about 1828 and married Mary J. She died Jan. 22, 1915 in Brooklyn, N.Y. They had a daughter Katie Olcott VAN VALKENBERGH who was born Dec. 15, 1866 and died Feb. 1, 1944. Watson and his brother Romeyn had a business making gold pen and pencils and cases in Manhattan, N.Y. on 4-6 John Street. Any information on any of these people would be appreciated. I would also like to know what nationality they were. Patricia Saemmer [email protected]

Looking to get past this family hopefully to find the father of this man Francis Van Hoesen.  Francis Van Hoesen  11/4/1796-5/3/1876 married to Mary Vandenburg 10/9/1798-12/22/1884. Children are as follows: 1) Casper, 11/13/1819-?; 2) William, 1/24/1822-?;  3) Jacob, 12/17/1823; 4) John, 3/10/1826; 5) Garry, 9-19-1828; 6) Christina, 9/13/1831; 7) Lambert,  6/11/1834;  8) Issac,10/28/1837-10/31/1914 this is my gg grandfather from him I can get to me and will share this info to who ever needs it. He, his wife and three of their daughters are all buried at the New Jefferson Rural Cemetery; 9) Richard,  9/25/1843. I came across an article about this man: Mr. Richard Francis Van Hoesen of Catskill has been married to Miss Eliza J Fredenburgh of Athens for over 67 years she is the daughter of Paul Fredenburgh and sister of Mr. Henry Fredenburgh owner of the fish market in Catskill. The article does not give the newspaper name but does have a date: June 5 1930. Any info would be greatly appreciated. I do not do this as a paid genealogist. I do this for the love of my family and the hope of putting the family tree in order. Also looking for PAULSEN, REEVES. Also would be interested in info on Greens Lake. Thank you, Mark van Hoesen.  [email protected]

Researching the surnames of Greene/Green, Church and Van Vlack /Van Vleck all of whom lived in Greene Co from at least 1820 onward and whom were in Athens from 1850 onwards. Specifically the family of WARREN CHURCH. Married into these surnames include Collins, Brown, Coon and Hoffman. Please contact Sue Pawley at [email protected] or 10865 Barn Rd. Lake Worth FL 33467

I am researching Vandenburgh from the Coeymans area, Isaac Edward Vandenburgh, b. 1820, moved to Rensselaer County sometime in the 1830's. If anyone connects to this family, please let me know. I am totally stumped on his parents. He was known as Edward but records indicate a first name of Isaac. Thank you. Audrey Klinkenberg [email protected]

I would be interested to hear from anyone interested in the name DUNHAM, FORD and VREDENBURGH. I have many unidentified photos, probably Dunhams. Dr. Ford is somehow related to the Dunham family. My grandmother was Hettie Dunham. Bob Vredenburgh [email protected]

I am researching the families of VAN DYKE, TEN BROECK,  STROOP, BIRCHARD, DICKSON, JUNE, BRANDOW, AND JOHN S. EDWARDS.  If anyone has a connection, please contact me.  Laurie Ray [email protected] 


WRIGHT - I am seeking information on a John WRIGHT Sr. who was listed on the 1810 census for the town of Durham, Greene Co., NY. He was 45+ in age. He had a son by the name of John WRIGHT Jr. I am interested in who this John WRIGHT Sr. children were.  He may of had a son by the name of Elisha WRIGHT (b. ca. 1787). Joe Kelly [email protected]

WRIGHT - I am seeking information on a John WRIGHT who was listed on the 1790 US New York Census for the Town of Freehold in Albany Co, NY, which later became known as the town of Durham, Greene Co., NY. He is living near a George WRIGHT. I am interested in his  his children names. Was he related somehow to George WRIGHT? Joe Kelly [email protected]

WHITE, HIDECKER Researching in Greene County (Windham) for any descendants of Reuben and Thankful (Hammond) White. Reuben was born in Scituate, RI in 1752, served in the Revolutionary War and lived and died in Windham, Greene County, NY. I am also looking for the descendants of the Hydecker (Hidecker) family, specifically Cathrine (Katrina) Hydecker WHITE who was married to Nathan White, the son of Reuben. Please contact me at [email protected] J. Phyllis (White) Corkins

Searching for the WALDRON Family. My family website is at:
Ron Waldron [email protected]

I am interested in the WEEKS family of Greene County and the MOTTS of Coxsackie. Eleanor Weeks married Jonathon Mott in the  Presbyterian Church Greenville in 1790. Would anyone know Eleanor's family? Jonathon Mott said he was living in Coeymans Patent at the time of his marriage. The MOTT family were Quakers and moved from Rhode Island to Dutchess County, to Albany County, in 1790 to Chenango County then on to Ontario in 1803 , where they settled in Leeds County, which was established by Dutchess County Loyalists.   Lorraine Keyser [email protected]

Looking for information about my ancestor William WILDER b. 1822 Greene Co. NY and his brother Benjamin Hyde WILDER b. 1828 Catskill, Greene, NY. The brothers were in Bradford County PA by about 1840. Bill Wilder [email protected]

Hello, I am looking for the information about the family of Fannie Maria (Mary) WETMORE.  She was born in Durham on April 6, 1817.  Her parents were Caleb Wetmore (sometimes Whitmore) and his wife Frances (Fannie).  They emigrated to Canada before 1841.   Fannie Maria may have had sisters Sarah (Sally) A and Ann (Angelina) born about 1821 and 1830.   They were both born in the USA.   There may have been three other sisters, Jane Eliza, Charlotte Rebecca and Maryette, date and place of birth unknown. Any information would be appreciated. Cheers, Neil Clark. [email protected]

WRIGHT- I am seeking info about  Elisha WRIGHT. He was b. ca. 1787 in Conn. and died about 1868 in the Town of Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y. He lived in Purling (Town of Cairo) and is on the census as early as 1820. He was m. to an Eleanor (Neltje) Eygnaar (Eignor) in 1809. She was born about 1792 and died in 1831. I am also seeking her maternal/paternal ancestry, also. Some of their known children are John, Mary Ann, George, and Alpheus. Any help would be appreciated. Joe Kelly [email protected]

WHEELER, Isaac & Letitia - I am looking for information on Isaac Wheeler and his wife Letitia who are found with some of their children on the 1810 census for Durham, Greene, NY.  They came from Westchester County, NY and were in Camden, Oneida, NY by 1817.  Isaac was born in 1775, place unknown and Letitia was born in Westchester County in 1771.  I would be interested in hearing about any Wheelers in Greene County.   Kathy Johnson, [email protected]

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