1999 Queries  A-H



Other surnames in query: PINCKNEY

My grandfather, Saul ABRAMS, was born and raised in Granville in the 1890's and early 1900's. We know very little about his parents, but suspect that they came to America in the mid to late 1800's, perhaps from Germany. They married into the PINCKNEY family, who we think were already there - but it's very sketchy. There was a branch of the ABRAMS family that had a general store in Granville that was there at least until the 1970's - when we last saw them. Any information about the ABRAMS or PINCKNEY families would be much appreciated. (Query posted 1/15/99) Steve Abrams


Looking for information on Ethan A. ADAMS born about 1860 in Whitehall. He is a farmer according to 1925 Whitehall census and is married to a Mary ? (could be BLACKMER). Children listed were Dorothy, Ruth and Mrytle. Also a farm helper named Roy TELTSON (TILLOTSON) was living with them. I believe Mary is a second wife and BLACKMER was her 1st husband's name. Also Dorothy was not Ethan's daughter but Mary's from a previous marriage. Mary later married Roy TILLOTSON. Ethan's parents are possibly Samuel Draper ADAMS and Angeline R. HATHORN. (Query posted 12/22/99) Christine Milligan

Other surnames in query: MOSS

I am looking for relatives by the name of ADAMS. My g-g-grandmother, Clarissa ADAMS MOSS, was the daughter of William and Harriet ADAMS. She was born in Whitehall, Washington Co., NY, on 19 November 1848. My father used to tell us that we were related to President ADAMS so I am trying to make a connection but have not been able to go back any further than William and Harriet. I would be thrilled if someone out there had more info on this family. (Query posted 8/25/99) Carole A. Mason

Other surnames in query: DENURE

Looking for any information on Joseph ALLEN born Washington Co., NY, 8 February 1794. Married Jemima (DENURE?) about 1817-18, first son Daniel D., born 1818 Montgomery Co., NY. (Query posted 11/9/99) Rich Allen

Lookign for any Information on Joseph ALLEN, born 8 February 1794 in East Greenwich, Washington Co., NY, (according to his mortuary record from Gloversville, NY ). Married Jemima DENURE, possibly from Florida, Montgomery Co. c1817/18. (Query posted 10/1/99) RICH FROG2

I am looking for information on my relative, James ALLEN (1758-1837). He was born in Dartmouth, MA, in 1758. He served in the Revolutionary Army under Hermanus Schuyler for 9-10 months. He also served under Captain Varner (Warner?) in Batteau service for 8-9 months in 1778. He was taken prisoner by the British at Fort Ann, carried to Montreal where he was kept 11 months, escaped and returned home. He married a Susanah __________ (1769-?) from Easton, Washington Co., NY, in April of 1786. He supposedly died in Greenfield, NY in 1837. Any information appreciated. (Query posted 9/29/99) Ardean Rudolph

Other surnames in query: VAN DYKE

I am searching for information on Noah ALMY, born 3 August 1794 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY. His wife was Cynthia VAN DYKE, born 1807, but location unknown. They were married about 1820 and had three children. Rosanna V., Charles Herbert, and Laura. The family moved to PA and then on to WI. The US census has other ALMYS listed for this region but I don't have aconnection yet any help would be appreciated. (Query posted 11/2/99) Rose Mueller

Other surnames in query: BROWN, DEWEY, GOODELL, LEWIS, SLOAN, WILBOR

Looking for info.and parents names of Hiram ARNOLD, and wife Ascenath BROWN. Their son, John ARNOLD, born 1795, married Lucinda DEWEY, born 1798 (1797), daughter of Ezekiel and Elizabeth (GOODELL) DEWEY. They married 1816 Hartford, .Washington Co., NY. Lucinda was born 18 November 1797 in Hartford. Children of the ARNOLDS were: Anna, married John LEWIS; Elizabeth, married a SLOAN; Robert, married Paulina WILBOR. Any connection or info greatly appreciated. (Query posted 7/17/99) Joy

Other surnames in query: DEWEY, BROWN

John ARNOLD married Lucinda DEWEY in Hartford, Washington Co., NY in 1816. His father was Hiram ARNOLD, mother Asceneth BROWN. Does anyone know who the father of this Hiram ARNOLD was? He appears in Boston, Erie Co., NY, after 1816. (Query posted 7/17/99) Earl Sharp

Other surnames in query: CORNELL

There was a Thomas G. ASHTON who shows up in 1790 in Cambridge (at that time Albany Co.), along with a John ASHTON, who I believe to be Thomas' brother, and a James and another Thomas ASHTON, who I believe to be Thomas G.'s sons, although I have not been able to verify this. They appear in various places on the census throughout the years (Argyle and White Creek) finally disappearing from the census in 1850. I am trying to link these folks to a Joseph and John ASHTON, born in NY about 1818 and 1825 respectively, who then moved on to OH, MO, and then KS. The other person I am looking for is a Sidney CORNELL, who lived in White Creek between 1840 and 1860. I believe that his daughter Elizabeth married the above mentioned Joseph ASHTON, as they named one of their sons Sidney Cornell ASHTON. (Query posted 7/7/99) Steve Mock

Other surnames in query: COPELAND

I am looking for the origins of Anthony ATWOOD, supposedly from England, who was married to a Norma (?) born in RI and they had John A. ATWOOD born c1799, Hartford, Washington Co., NY. He married Anna COPELAND 24 February 1824, Somerset, Windham Co., VT. He died 22 June 1881, Dover, Windham Co., VT. Any information will be greatly appreciated. (Query posted 1/15/99) Connielouis

Other surnames in query: BEMAN, HIBBARD, DOUGLAS, JONES

Moses AUSTIN was the 2nd husband of Sarah BEMAN. Sarah's first husband was Elias HIBBARD. Sarah was the daughter of Samuel BEMAN IV and Silence E. DOUGLAS. Both Samuel and Silence are buried in the Burdick Cemetery in Hampton Flats, Washington Co., NY. Sarah was born on 9 April 1776/8 probably in Amenia, Dutchess Co., NY. Moses's place of birth and death is unknown. Moses and Sarah's only son was SAmuel Beman AUSTIN. Samuel and his wife Cordelia JONES were in Hampton, Washington Co., NY, during the 1850 US census. Then they appeared in Malone, Franklin Co., NY, during the 1860 census. Samuel Beman AUSTIN and wife Cordelia JONES had five children: Sarah Elizabeth, Henry B., SAmuel Jones, Adelaid and Hiram. Sarah Elizabeth was born 17 June 1834. Would appreciate any info on Moses AUSTIN'S ancestry and the children of Samuel Beman AUSTIN and Cordelia JONES AUSTIN. (Query posted 12/22/99) Dave Austin

Other surnames in query: JONES, BEMAN, DOUGLAS

Samuel Beman AUSTIN and his wife, Cordelia L. JONES lived in Hampton, Washington Co., NY when the 1850 census was taken. They subsequently moved to Malone, Franklin Co., NY, where they are counted in the 1860 census. Samuel Beman AUSTIN's parents were Moses AUSTIN (do not know Moses ancestry) and Sarah BEMAN (daughter of Samuel BEMAN and Silence E. DOUGLAS). It appears that Moses was born in 1778 and Sarah in 1779. There had to be family connections in the towns of Hampton and Malone, NY for both the AUSTINS and BEMANS. Any information about these families and the ancestry of Moses would be greatly appreciated. (Query posted 12/7/99)Dave Austin

Other surnames in query: WEST, SNELL

John AUSTIN and wife Waty WEST lived in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY, from 1790 to his death in 1838. They had a son named James H. AUSTIN, who married Ruth SNELL. James and Ruth stayed on the family farm in or near Cambridge and all the other sons moved to Lyon, Wayne Co., NY. Does anyone know where the AUSTIN farm was exactly? (Query posted 6/18/99) Ferrol Hicks

Other surnames in query: BRINKERHOFF

Have a Stephen AUSTIN who resided in North River, in 1785. I believe this was part of Washington Co. at that time. He married Mary "Polly" BRINKERHOFF, and they spent the rest of their lives in Suffolk Co. on Long Island. Does anyone know of this man and his family? (Query posted 6/18/99) Elizabeth

Other surnames in query: EGGLESTON, JUNCKETT, COMSTOCK

Seeking info on Zephaniah AUSTIN who died Whitehall, Washington Co., NY 1800. Married Sarah EGGLESTON in 1750. He had siblings: Amos AUSTIN, died in Whitehall, NY, 4 January, 1813; his children were: Anthony AUSTIN, died in Hampton, Washington, Co., NY, 7 August 1843; Anna AUSTIN JUNCKETT, died in Whitehall, NY, c1864; Reuben AUSTIN, died in Whitehall, NY, c1831. Zephaniah AUSTIN II, died in Whitehall, NY, 25 November 1833. He married _______ COMSTOCK in 1790. They had several children, two daughters, two sons, according to the 1800 Census of Whitehall, NY. Would like to know their names and birth information. Only child known: Amasa Comstock AUSTIN, born 29 August, 1796. Would like more information on any of these individuals. (Query posted 5/7/99) Peg Spencer

Other surnames in query: BENNETT, HILLIBERT, CORNING

I am working to verify the following information on my great-great-great-grandfather and his relatives: Alanson AXTELL --is he the son of Salmon B. (Solomon?) AXTELL and Maria BENNETT? He was born 12 July 1819, Ft. Ann, Washington Co., NY. He married 10 September 1844, Ft. Ann, NY, to Aura Ann HILLIBERT. They had daughter Eliza Minerva AXTELL who was born 12 July 1857, Ft. Ann, NY; married 1 September 1874, Ft. Ann, NY, to Edward CORNING and died 10 February 1922, Kamloops BC, Canada. I am looking any and all information on any of the above. I have found all of these surnames in the "Town of Fort Ann" from "Washington County, New York, Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century" by William L. Stone but don't know if they are my people. (Query posted 2/7/99) Jeane Johnson


Other surnames in query: PHILLIPS, MEADE, MULLIGAN

Augustus M. BABCOCK (1812-1876) married Charlotte A. PHILLIPS (1826-1896). They had 6 children, including Job A. BABCOCK (1856-1893). Job married Mary Eliza MEADE (1860-1936). After Job died, she remarried a MULLIGAN. In her obituary, her parents were listed as Mr. and Mrs. George MEADE of Easton. However, I have been unable to find any record of them. I would like to find out the parents of Augustus and Charlotte, and correspond with anyone interested in these surnames. (Query posted 9/30/99) George Jackson

Other surnames in query: REW

I am researching the BACKUS and REW families in Washington Co. Aaron BACKUS was born 9 January 1825 in Putnam, Washington, NY. He married Jerusha REW about 1845/50. If anyone has information about this family I would appreciate hearing from you. (Query posted 7/4/99) Marilyn Reynolds

Other surnames in query: CONGDON, REW

I am looking for information about John BACKUS who was born 16 July 1793 in Putnam. He was married to Electra CONGDON. They had son Aaron BACKUS, born 9 January 1825 in Putnam and married to Jerusha REW. Ira and Olive REW were the parents of Jerusha REW and they possibly lived in Putnam between 1823 and 1850. (Query posted 6/30/99) Marilyn Reynolds

Seeking information on Catherine BADGEROW, born c1792/3 at Cambridge. Her father was Henri or Justin BADGEROW and her mother, unknown. (Query posted 12/7/99) Loretta Baughan

Other surnames in query: HALE

I am interested in the family of Scoville and Jerusha HALE BAILEY who moved from Middlesex Co., CT, to Granville, Washington Co., NY, about 1800. Their children, Jerusha, Eliza, Hezekiah, Harry, Amanda, Robert, Hannah, and William Scoville BAILEY were born in Granville between about 1800 and 1820. (Query posted 10/11/99) Tim

Looking for information on the BAILEY family from Whitehall, sorry this is all the information that I have. (Query posted 9/28/99) C.R. Vogler

Other surnames in query: WELCH

Seeking parents marriage date or place of birth for Nathaniel BAKER, born 1782, died February 1840 in Lenox, Madison Co., NY. He married Rebecca (possibly WELCH) who was born in Washington Co., NY, c1783 and died in Lenox 1856. Is there a way to find a birth record for Rebecca if I don't know the town? (Query posted 3/23/99) Looneymum

Other surnames in query: NEWBERRY, CHAPMAN, KINGSLEY

Need info for Samuel D. BAKER (5 February 1845 - 22 October 1917) who married Hattie NEWBERRY (12 December 1853 - 12 June 1927) on October 1875. Samuel's parents are Daniel BAKER (31 May 1818 - 27 February 1884) and Sophia CHAPMAN (17 June 1818 - 27 June 1879). Hattie (possibly Harriet) NEWBERRY's parents are Stephen Decatur NEWBERRY (1813-1901) and Caroline KINGSLEY (1815-1896). (Query posted 1/3/99) Ginny Baker Dinsmore

Other surnames in query: HULL, WARNER

I am looking for Joseph BANCROFT/BENCRAFT who was b 13 April 1781. He may have lived with an Asa HULL. Asa was listed in the 1790 and 1800 census. I recently found information of an Abigail WARNER who married a Joseph BANCROFT of Salem, NY. This marriage was in Chesterfield, MA. (Query posted 6/25/99) Larry Mills

Other surnames in query: KENYON

I am looking for information on a Phineas Barker BARBER born in Greenwich, NY, on 22 June 1793. He was son of Samuel BARBER and Thankful KENYON of Richmond, RI, origin. Both parents died in Johnsburg, NY, Warren County. (Query posted 4/3/99) Scott Tillotson

I am looking for any information in Washington Co. about a Joseph Maxson BARBER. His father is Benjamin BARBER from Rhode Island. I have not researched back any farther. (Query posted 1/15/99) Patricia A. Zook

Other surnames in query: TEFFT

I am looking for any information on a Joseph Maxson BARBER who may have been born in Washington Co., NY, around 1790-91. His father was Benjamin BARBER and his mother was Sarah TEFFT. (Query posted 1/3/99) Pat Zook


Searching for information on Jared BARKER who was living in 1850 in Moriah, NY, with son Samuel (and his wife Rhoda). Samuel (born 1807 in Dalton, NH) and Rhoda (born 1813 in VT) had 10 children - Lavinia, Louise, Eurnice, Lucretia, Martin V., Miranda, Emeline, Wesley, Corinthia, and Samuel. Children born between 1833 and 1949. Other names searching CLOUGH, DINGS, HIGBEE, LOCKWOOD, SPAULDING. (Query posted 7/11/99) Anne Levine

Other surnames in query: GARRETT

Looking for information on Harvey BARNES, born in Washington Co., NY, in 1809. I know his parents are James and Sally. What I need is when and were James and Sally (GARRETT) were born. Also any info on their ancestors. (Query posted 11/23/99) Mike Barnes

Looking for information on Harvey BARNES born in Washington Co., NY, in 1809. I know his parents are James and Sally. What I need is when and were James and Sally were born. Also any info on their ancestors. (Query posted 10/8/99) Mike Barnes

Looking for any info on Leman BARTHOLOMEW who was born 3 October 1839 in Hampton, NY. The family originated in Wallingford, New Haven Co., CT. (Query posted 5/21/99) Peggy

Seeking information on Lemuel (Lamueal?) BARTHOLOMEW who died in Whitehall, NY, on 1 August 1873. (Query posted 2/23/99) Mark Bartholomew

Other surnames in query: HELMES

Seek info regarding Olive BARTON (born Belcher, NY 1838) and her marriage to Powell C. HELMES (born ? 1816), in 1838.. Possibility that PC HELMES was also born in Belcher. (Query posted 9/30/99) RMacWat@aol.com

Looking for ancestors who migrated through Washington Co. around 1810 to 1820. (Query posted 1/24/99)
Carl Meyers

Other surnames in query: PARKER

I'm trying to find info on of Bennett BATES who was born 1815-19 in Kingsbury, NY. I need info on his parents and siblings. The only info I have on his birth place was on my grandmother birth certificate which reads: father, B. BATES, born Kingsbury , NY. His name Bennett was on census records after his marriage to Hannah PARKER and in VT records, where they lived. (Query posted 12/2/99) Marnie

I'm trying to trace Stephen BATES and his son, James BATES, c1780-1789. James may have been born in Washington Co. Any help would be gratefully received. (Query posted 10/7/99) Eleanor

Nathan BATES claimed land in Washington Co. in 1855 as a bounty for serving in the War of 1812. Does anyone have any info on him? Name of wife? Where they died and are buried? Children? Thanks for any info. (Query posted 5/7/99) Les Bates

Other surnames in query: COMSTOCK, DENNIS, STEAD

Seeking info on Jonathan BATTEY, born 1792 RI, married 1819 Farmington, Ontario Co., NY to Amy (Amey) COMSTOCK. At least one child, Orlando D., born 1834 Argyle, Washington Co., NY. Orlando married Electa DENNIS daughter of Howard and Electa STEAD DENNIS. Electa born 1848 Greenwich, Washington Co., NY, died Middle Falls 1875. Buried Greenwich. They had four children: Edward, Martha, Seneca and Charles, all born Argyle. (Query posted 6/22/99) David J. Gips

Am looking for descendant information on Thomas BEATTY born c1720 in Ireland and died in Washington Co. Children supposedly were John, David, Jean, Thomas, Samuel, William and James. John was born in 1740 and died May 20, 1817 in Washington Co. Family lived in Salem area. (Query posted 6/14/99) Ray Beaty

Other surnames in query: BOULIEN, BOULER, CROFF, BUSSING

Would like help on this family who lived in Fort Edward and Argyle, Washington Co., NY. Name has many variations. It was originally the French-Canadian name BEAULIEU which seems to have confused English speakers. The 1860 census for Fort Edward, shows Nelson BOULIEN, born CAN, age 18, apprentice carpenter in household of John F. CROFF, carpenter. He married Jane BUSSING on 3 December 1867 at the First Presbyterian Church in Glen Falls according to Civil War pension application where he appears as Nelson BOULER. He died 18 March 1921. Have traced youngest son, Francis Timothy, born 1886-7. What happened to other children: Eugene A, William J, Anna Mary, and Chloe Elizabeth? Would appreciate any leads. (Query posted 2/7/99) Rpreston12

Other surnames in query: GAYNOR

Oliver and Katherine BEEBE were my grandparents, who lived in Salem, NY for many years. They both are buried in a cemetary near Salem. I do not know the name or where it is located. I do not know the years they died. For many years they lived across the street from a Mrs. GAYNOR, who was the postmistress of Salem. I do not know the street either. Since I have retired, and am the last living relative I am desperately trying to get some information on paper. Perhaps someone reading this will know some bit of information. (Query posted 8/1/99) Pat Booth

Other surnames in query: RUSSELL

I am searching for info on the BELDEN family from Dresden. My grandparents, Roscoe BELDEN and Lillian RUSSELL, Alexis BELDEN, several "Levi's", Calvin and Cassius are some of the clan. I would appreciate any information anyone can send me. (Query posted 7/4/99) Mthrbug

I have found the family of Ralph BELL in the 1830 census for Fort Ann, Washington Co, NY. I believe he is my great-great-great-grandfather. I am looking for Ralph's other connections to Washington Co such as his possible marriage there to Charlotte _________ and his possible inclusion in the 1820 census there. Ralph was born 24 Jun 1796, so it is possible he was heading his own household in 1820, but I would be interested in other BELL'S listed in the 1820 census. (Query posted 9/30/99) John Auten

I found Ralph BELL in Fort Ann in the 1830 census of Washington Co, NY. I have reason to believe he married Charlotte _______, and I am looking for their marriage record or other evidence of their connection to Washington Co. Their known children (found in Pike Co, OH, in 1850) include: John, William (F.?), Lewllyn, George, Clementine, and Charles E. (Edgar?), all born in NY, and Lucy Ann(a) M., Wilson (or Nelson), and Orlando, all born in OH. (Query posted 9/30/99) John Auten

Other surnames in query: STILES, MARTINDALE, HARRINGTON

I am looking for additional information and other acceptable proofs regarding Jonathan BELLAMY and his wife Phoebe STILES. Jonathan BELLAMY was born in Bethlehem, Fairfield Co., CT on 26 January 1781. He was the son of Samuel BELLAMY of that same town. Jonathan had two brothers, Daniel and Edward and the three of them moved to Washington Co. in the early 1800's. According to the "History of Washington County", p. 431 & 438 Jonathan was the first postmaster (ca.1810) of Kingsbury and was a member of the town's earliest board of school commissioners along with H.C. MARTINDALE and Ebenezer HARRINGTON (ca. Nov. 1813). I am particularly looking for Jonathan's death date and his burial site, the marriage date of Jonathan and Phoebe, information regarding Phoebe's parents, her birth and death dates. They had four children, David, born 1806; Frederick, born 1811; Alfred, born 1 August 1813; Rufus King, born 1816, and a daughter Augusta, born 1819. Augusta died at age four on 10 September 1822 and is buried in the Kingsbury cemetery, row VV, plot 4. Any and all information regarding the above mentioned individuals would be greatly appreciated. (Query posted 2/17/99) E. Jackson

I'm looking for any information on the Daniel BELLAMY family of Kingsbury, NY. My ggg-grandfather, Edward S. BELLAMY, on his death certificate, states he was born 18 September 1812, in Kingsbury, NY to Daniel BELLAMY and Sally ---. In the 1810 census, there is a Daniel BELLAMY listed, and evidently Edward had some older siblings. I believe that Daniel had two brothers who also settled in the Kingsbury area -- if anyone has any info I would greatly appreciate it! (Query posted 2/7/99) Susie Clayton

Other surnames in query: KELSEY, MILLER
Looking for information on David BEMIS, born 1777/8 in Easton, Washington Co., NY. Married c1807 in Garrattsville, Otsego Co., NY to Mary KELSEY. Lived in Burlington, Otsego Co., NY and died there in 1816. They had Orin, Anna, David, Sally and Solomon. Mary remarried Abner MILLER. (Query posted 11/9/99) Robert Reynolds

Other surnames in query: KELSEY

Who are the parents of David BEMIS, born 1777/8 in Easton, Washington Co., NY. He married Mary KELSEY. (Query posted 9/28/99) Robert Reynolds

Other surnames in query: PERRAULT

I am looking for a mariage date of Joseph (Peter) BENOIT to Lucy PERRAULT. It would be shortly before 1865. Their son was born in Sandy Hill and died there, he was born in July 1865 and died in June 1866. Any help would be appreciated. (Query posted 11/9/99) Barbara Smith

Other surnames in query: VAN FLEET

Looking for ancestors of Ervil Willis BENTLEY. He lived in the Cambridge area from WWI to about 1950 and was married to Harriet VAN FLEET, they had three sons (all still living). His brother was Bert BENTLEY, sister Lily, and another brother (name unknown). His father (name unknown) had three brothers: Earl, Raymond, and a third (name unknown). Would appreciate any information. (Query posted 3/24/99) Alan R Bentley

Other surnames in query: LOWN

I am looking for more information on the BEZONI's (or possibly BEZONA). Currently all I have is John Henry BEZONI (born 22 December 1827 Washington Co, NY; died 28 February 1909 Troy, KS). His parents were John Baptist BEZONI and Anna Maria LOWN. (Query posted 3/4/99) Leslie Soden

Other surnames in query: PRIEST

Seeking any info on or descendants of William C. BIGGS and his wife Mehetible PRIEST. They were parents Jerimiah BIGGS and Elizabeth. William and family lived Cambridge, Whitecreek, Washington Co. in 1855, then emigrated to Lysander, Onondaga Co. Any details on William and family appreciated. Jerimiah was born in MA, but exactly where is a mystery. William's father-in-law John PRIEST had property in Jackson, Wash. Co., next to Henry, his son. John's brother was William PRIEST. Would appreciate any info on these individuals or their descendants. (Query posted 9/24/99) Bob Limburg

Other surnames in query: WILSON

Looking for information on the parents of Gladys BLACKMER. She was born in 1903. Married Fred W. WILSON and died in Fort Anne 9 December 1977. She lived in South Bay and is buried there. She may have had sisters Dorothy and Ruth, and a brother Edward. Ruth was born in 1922 in Whitehall. Ruth and Edward were eventually adopted by different families. Family rumor is the BLACKMERS came from Whitehall. (Query posted 10/7/99) Christine Milligan

Other surnames in query: STOTT

I am hoping to find out more regarding my ancestors Calvin BLANCHARD ( born c1821) and his wife Elizabeth STOTT ( born c1820) who lived in Putnam. They owned a large farm near Lake George as did Calvin's father Jacob. If anyone is researching either of these surnames feel free to contact me. This is about all I know regarding them and would love to learn more. (Query posted 1/10/99) Sue

Other surnames in query: ELDRIDGE

Seeking info about Joseph BOGART who married Nancy ELDRIDGE of West Hartford and in 1850 lived in Kingsbury. They had James, Albert, Charles, Jane, Daniel and Nancy, all born pre-1850. (Query posted 4/3/99) Karen E. Griffin

Other surnames in query: STEWART

Looking for information on BOMBARD family in the Washington Co., NY, region. I am searching for the connection to my family line. A Minnie STEWART married a BOMBARD in 1864 and had two children: Alfred BOMBARD and Sarah BOMBARD (1887 and 1888). (Query posted 3/4/99) llpiedad@aol.com

Other surnames in query: GREEN, HOPKINS, BUSSING

Seth BRAMAN (BRAYMAN/BREYMAN) and Dorcas GREEN. Seth died in Argyle in 1874 at age 70 or 73. His daughter, Mary, married Eli HOPKINS. Amos moved with the HOPKINS family to MI about 1857. Mary was born about 1827. Seth's daughter Hannah married Timothy BUSSING. Hannah was born in Argyle 20 March 1829. Does anyone have any further information on any of these families that might help me find Seth's parents. On some census records a Jeremiah BRAMAN, Sr., lived in the household next to Seth's. Could he be Seth's father. There is also a Jeremiah BRAMAN, Jr. (Query posted 3/23/99) Karen Quackenbush

Other surnames in query: CARR, ELDRIDGE

Seek any descendants of Caleb BRAYTON, born RI September 1772 and died Cayuga Co., NY, 8 October 1851. He resided in Washington Co. (Hartford town) 1800-1840 census. He married Phebe CARR, born c1779 Washington Co. (?) and died after 1855 Cayuga Co., NY. Who were parents and siblings of Phebe CARR? Caleb was son of Gideon BRAYTON and Eda ELDRIDGE who were buried near Ft. Ann. Caleb and Phebe had daughters Sally, Nancy, Jemima, Letitia, Phebe, Hannah, and son John. (Query posted 4/3/99) M. Carpenter

Other surnames in query: BARNHEART, DILLON

I am trying to find the parents of Elias BREWER, Jr. who was born in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY, on 15 January 1781. He married Charity BARNHEART and moved to MI after 1797. His father was Elias BREWER, Sr. and I think his mother's maiden name was DILLON. (Query posted 9/22/99) Rober Ruffins

Other surnames in query: TWIST

I'm looking to confirm the birthplace of Jesse F. BREWER. He was born about 1791 in "Washington Co., NY" according to a 1855 census of Plymouth, Chenango Co., NY. I believe his parents were John BREWER and Mary TWIST. Where was he born, when, did his parents marry in Washington Co? (Query posted 7/11/99) Deb Inman

Other surnames in query: MANCHESTER

On 2 March 1793 Thomas MANCHESTER of Tiverton, Newport Co., RI, married his second wife, Elizabeth BREWER in Argyle, Washington Co., NY. Who were the parents of Elizabeth BREWER? (Query posted 3/12/99) TLimber201

Other surnames in query: DUEL

Looking for information on Andrew BRIGGS, born 1764 (place unknown) and died 1 October 1791 in Hebron. He was listed in the 1790 Federal Census in Hebron. Andrew married Ruth DUEL and had 2 known children: William BRIGGS and Andrew Noah BRIGGS (known perhaps as Noah). My line descends from Andrew Noah who was born c1784 and disappeared in c1811-13. Andrew is buried in the North Hebron Cemetery. I'm especially interested in learning who the spouse of Andrew Noah was. It is possible that his family also lived in Johnsburg, NY. (Query posted 10/20/99) JPeters172

Looking for Jesse BRIGGS, born1795 NY. Believe he may be son of Abner BRIGGS who may have lived in Washington Co., NY. Also seeking any info on either Abner and Jesse and also on Alexander Ellis BRIGGS or Luther BRIGGS both born c1800, would be appreciated. (Query posted 5/7/99) Janice Briggs

I am looking for BROCKS in Easton, Washington Co., NY, between 1790 and 1810. There are two families that appear in the 1800 census living in Easton, William BROCK and John BROCK. Earlier records of Easton indicate a Francis BROCK (BROOKS) living in Easton in 1790. I have alot of information on the Francis BROCK (BROOKS) family who moved to Grafton in 1797. William and John are not direct descendents of Francis, however they may be of the same family as I cannot find information on the parents of Francis. If anyone can provide additional information on William and John I would greatly appreciate it as I have been researching them (in vane) for nearly ten years. (Query posted 9/24/99) Dan Brock

Other surnames in query: GRAY

I am seeking information on William W. BROCKWAY and his wife, Hannah GRAY who lived in the Cambridge//White Creek area in the mid to late 1800s. Any information would be appreciated. (Query posted 9/27/99) Ann Dennis

My husband is the 4th greatgrandson of Samuel BRONSON, one of the first settlers of Kingsbury. I would be very interested to hear from anyone else who is descended from this family. (Query posted 2/2/99) Velma Arnold

Other surnames in query: EARL

I am looking for information regarding Prentiss/Prentice BROWN and/or John Prentiss BROWN and Polly EARL who were believed to have been residents of Ft. Ann, Washington Co. in the 1700s - 1800s. Luphina EARL is believed to also be related. Any information on Revolutionary War service would be much appreciated. (Query posted 10/7/99) Carol Allis

Searching for info on David and Cornelia BROWN who possibly had 3 sons: Orville B. BROWN, born about 1823 Washington Co., NY, who came to MS and died 1850 or 1851; Charles W. BROWN, born about 1821 Washington Co., NY, came to MS; and John Fitch BROWN, born about 1828 Washington Co., NY, came to MS. (Query posted 6/14/99) Libba

Other surnames in query: SMITH, DOUGLASS

I am researching the names BROWN, SMITH, DOUGLASS who came out of Granville in the late 1700's, early 1800's. (Query posted 6/14/99) Virginia Miller

Other surnames in query: DAWLEY

Would like to make contact with descendants of Benjamin BROWN (1767 - 1846) and wife Elizabeth DAWLEY BROWN (1764 - 1842) of Fort Ann. They are buried in Sly Pond Graveyard. (Query posted 1/10/99) Douglas V. Smith

Other surnames in query: FULLER, REMINGTON, HINMAN

Daniel BRUNDAGE/BRUNDIDGE was born before 1741, Greenwich, NY and married Ruth ??, of Washington Co., NY, born c1744, died c1800. Daughter Jerusha of Whitehall was born c1769 and married Robert FULLER. Their children: Sarah, born 1791 Whitehall, married Joseph REMINGTON; Solomon; Chauncy; Anson; Elizabeth, married Anson HINMAN. Looking for siblings of Jerusha BRUNDAGE FULLER and information on her children. (Query posted 11/9/99) Betty Sharp

Other surnames in query: RODD

Trying to locate information on the marriage of John Henry RODD and Adeline "Addie" BUEL/BUELL on 14 May 1873. Looking for any information on Adeline's side of the family. (Query posted 12/2/99) Dave DeMascio

Other surnames in query: FROST

I am interested in sharing information on the BULKELEY/BUCKLEY family who first settled in Washington Co. after 1785. Jabez BULKLEY/BUCKLEY and his wife Phebe FROST lived in Easton, NY. I am interested in compiling a list of the descendants of Jabez and Phebe as well as the other BULKLEY/BUCKLEYS who lived in Washington and Rensselaer Co. into the 20th century. (Query posted 10/7/99) thbulkeley

Other surnames in query: SCOTT

Seeking parents and place of birth of Benjamin D. BURCH, born about 1750-1755 and died Hebron, NY about 1820, buried Burch Hill Cemetery. Married Sarah SCOTT, born Stamford CT 18 October 1754 and died 16 April 1809 also buried Burch Hill Cemetery. Had eight children: Henry, Elliott, Abraham David, Benjamin, Amos, Peter, Betsey, and Mary/Polly. (Query posted 11/23/99) Marion Foskett


I'm trying to find whatever I can about the ancestry of the following people: Elizabeth MILLETT/MILLET, who may have been from Moscow, NY, and who married Curtis BURDETTE, probably in Whitehall, NY. Elizabeth MILLETT is supposed to have French-Canadian / Canadian ancestry. (BURDETTE is a French name, so Curtis may have had some French blood, too.) Curtis had a brother named James BURDETTE. James had a daughter named Lida, born in Whitehall, NY. Curtis and Elizabeth had at least one child, a daughter Katherine Elizabeth BURDETTE, born 13 April 1875 in Whitehall, NY. Katherine married Frederick Benjamin HALL, who was born in Whitehall, NY on 6 November 1875. He was the son of John W. HALL and Josephine BENJAMIN. Josephine went to school at the Granville Seminary for Young Ladies in Granville, VT, and also lived in Whitehall, NY. Sometime in her youth she scandalized the town by galloping astride a horse down the main street of Whitehall. She had an earlier marriage to a man named LANDON. Their son, Elmer LANDON, died in the 1920s. Josephine's father was Sam BENJAMIN. The biggest holes in my data are for the MILLETT and BURDETTE and BENJAMIN relatives--I have a lot of data on the HALLS. I've been all over the Whitehall part of the site with no luck, except that the person who supplied the church marriage/baptism records was named Emily CLARK LANDON--perhaps she's related to Josephine's first husband? (Query posted 11/9/99) Jodie Forrest


Other surnames in query: LOUPE

I am trying to find information regarding Fred B. CADY who was married to Bertha CADY (also her maiden name) My father-in-law Victor L. CADY was born in Sandy Hill (Hudson Falls) on October 19, 1899. We have not been able to find anything on Fred. We know that they are buried in Park Cemetery in Porters Corners and have found this information. Apparently the CADY plot is that of Bertha's family. Fred was born in 1872 and died in 1942 (in Schenectady Co.) Bertha was born in 1873 and died in 1952 also in Schenectady Co. Bertha's father was Leonard CADY born May 7, 1838 and died April 19, 1901 and her mother was Mary G. LOUPE born January 19, 1845 and died April 10, 1926. There are also 3 other CADY graves: Charles A. CADY, 1861 - 1936; Thomas V. CADY, 1870 - 1916 and one which we know was my father-in-law's brother Harry F. CADY, 1902-1913. Any info on this family appreciated. (Query posted 6/14/99) Jean S. Cady

Other surnames in query: HODGE

William CAHOON, Jr., supposedly married to Mehitable HODGE, had his family in Cambridge beginning in 1788 and continued until 1805 or 1807. Their children were Daniel, Reynolds, Elizabeth, Mehitable, William, Elkana, Sally, and Ebenezer. The father of this family, William Jr., was buried in Kirtland, OH, along with a daughter. I have no record of his wife, Mehitable, and am seeking any information on her or this family. If any of this sounds familiar, I'd love to hear from you. (Query posted 1/24/99) Leslie

Other surnames in query: COLE, BARBER

Looking for information to prove relationship of Aaron CALKINS, born 19 January 1725-6 Hebron CT, and died 1 May 1826 Washington Co., NY. Son Caleb CALKINS was born in 1760, the son of Hannah COLE, born 10 October 1730 in Harwich and she married Aaron CALKINS in Hartford, Washington Co., NY, in 1750. Would also like date and place of death of Hannah COLE. I have no place of birth for Caleb but would think it might be Hartford as he also died in Hartford in April 1804. Caleb was married to Hannah (Polly) BARBER. His son Caleb was born on 26 November 1804. I have nothing to prove the relationship of these men. (Query posted 5/6/99) Sandy

Other surnames in query: CARLTON

I am trying to verify and find more information on the family born to Amos CALL (born 22 October 1788 VT) and Lucy CARLTON CALL (born 30 April 1793 NH) in Sandy Hill, Washington Co., NY. Their children were: Timothy C., born 28 June 1819 (died as an infant?); Mary N. (W.?), born 23 February 1821; Catharine P., born 15 October 1822; James, born 5 August 1824; Alpheus, born 4 August 1826, died 6 December 1826; Sarah C., born 27 September 1827, died 13 January 1852; Lewis Carlton, born 5 September 1829 ; Ester (Elizabeth?), born 5 September 1829, died 28 May 1859. (Query posted 6/18/99) Phyl (Call) Barrus

Other surnames in query: BRADLEY

I am seeking information on Polly CAMPBELL, born 24 or 27 April 24 1776 in Washington Co., NY. She wed Daniel BRADLEY on 17 April 1794 (probably in either Washington or Albany Counties). They emigrated to Onondaga Co., NY, about 1800. They had children: Abraham (born 29 September 1799); Amanda (born 4 February 1804); Harriet (born 16 August 1808); Alma (born 9 December 1809); and Sarah (born 21 September 1814). Polly CAMPBELL BRADLEY died 24 August 1861 in Onondaga Co. If you have any information on Polly's place of birth and parentage, I would be most appreciative if you would contact me. Query posted 10/8/99) Kathy Casolare

Other surnames in query: BRADLEY

I'm searching for information on Polly CAMPBELL, born in Washington Co., NY on 24 or 27 April 1776. She married Daniel BRADLEY on 17 April 1794 (location unknown). I have alot of information on Polly and her descendants, and plenty on Daniel's parents and ancestors, but cannot find Polly's birth location or parents. I would be most appreciative of any help! (Query posted 10/7/99) Kathy Casolare

Other surnames in query: WEED

Looking for info on William CARL and Martha WEED. Their daughter Mary Jane CARL was born 1813 in Salem. Also had a son Daniel Haight CARL. Any info greatly appreciated. (Query posted 6/21/99) Mary Gail

Seeking information about my ancestor William CARLISLE and his wife Nancy (?) who lived in Hebron and were on the 1790, 1800, 1810 and 1820 censuses. They had a daughter Sophia born in Hebron in 1815. From the census, I think they also had 4 sons and 3 other daughters, but I don't know. Sophia CARLISLE was my great-great grandmother. (Query posted 5/20/99) RuthAlice Anderson

Seeking info on my great-great grandmother Sophia CARLISLE who was born 18 June 1815 and died 14 Dec 1880 in Castile, Wyoming Co., NY. Her parents were William and Nancy CARLISLE. Her tombstone reads that she was born in Hebron, VT, which I have come to understand in really Hebron, NY. Does anyone know anything about the CARLISLES? (Query posted 1/3/99) RuthAlice Anderson

Other surnames in query: CAMPBELL

Will exchange information on descendants of Amasa CARTER (c1770-c1823) of Greenwich. He was married to Nancy CAMPBELL. Their children include Mary, Asa M., Samuel, Ann, Philo and William. (Query posted 10/20/99) rverranfisher

I'm continuing to research CATLIN family roots from Washington Co., NY; primarily the three wives and nineteen children of ASA CATLIN. Many of his descendants settled in LaPorte County, Indiana and Wisconsin. I look forward to hearing from other Catlin researchers. (Query posted 7/11/99) Jerelyn Leinweber

Other surnames in query: DOWD

Looking for information about a Peter CAVANAUGH who married a Margaret DOWD, in the Granville area. I have no other information. (Query posted 9/28/99) C.R. Vogler

Seeking information about the origins of Rev. John Sheldon CENTER, born 1756 at Billerica, MA, died 1811 at Cambridge, NY. John Center owned land in White Creek; we are interested in how he obtained this land. (Query posted 1/21/99) Robert Driscoll

Other surnames in query: PLUE, BLANCHARD

Seeking information on Phoebe CHAMBERLAIN. She married Julius PLUE about 1839. They had children: Stillman, Theora, Esther, Francis Juliette, Emma, Clara, Francelia. She died before 1860; Julius PLUE remarried to Julia BLANCHARD. (Query posted 2/18/99) Thomas Palmer

Other surnames in query: NUTTING

My great grandmother was Louise CHAMBERLIN, born in Corinth, NY, in the late 1800's or early 1900's and died in Whitehall, NY. Her son, my grandfather, Frederick Lockwood NUTTING, was born in Wells, VT, in 1930. His father was Jack F. NUTTIN, born 12 May 1884, place unknown; he died 19 April 1974 in Brattleboro, VT. Any information anyone may have on these individuals or their families would be greatly appreciated. (Query posted 2/28/99) John Lazelle

Looking for info on James M. CHILDS who was born 1822 Washington Co., NY, possibly in Whitehall. He moved to Rome Twp., Crawford Co., PA but we do not know when. Would like to find out his mother and father's name. He is my great-great-grandfather. (Query posted 3/7/99) Richard Childs

Other surnames in query: HOGAN, BURT

I've been trying to find the parents of Adonijah CHITTENDON. Adonijah married Myra E. HOGAN who was born in 1834, died 1 September 1858 and is buried in Lee Cemetery in S. Granville. She was the daughter of Coriss HOGAN. Adonijah and Myra had George Warren CHITTENDON and Mary Delila CHITTENDON who married Hubert BURT. Mary Delila was still alive in 1914. (Query posted 3/20/99) Vee Housman

I'm trying to find a place of birth for Phebe CHRISTMAN/CHRISMAN. According to the 1855 Oneida Co., NY, census, it states her as being born in Washington Co. She would have been born in 1788. (Query posted 2/23/99) Betty McCulloch

Other surnames in query: ROBBINS

I am looking for connections to my great-great-grandfather James CLARK who was married to Jane ROBBINS. James was born 1836 and Jane ROBBINS was born 9 June 1838. They show up in the Potter Co. census record between 1850 and 1860. They were both from somewhere in NY state. I have a list of their children and birth dates. After reviewing the Washington Co., NY, records I'm wondering if they weren't connected to Alva CLARK or Reuben CLARK. (Query posted 9/24/99) Robert FIsh

Other surnames in query: LAWRENCE

Looking for info on Milton CLINE and his wife Christina LAWRENCE. Christina is shown on 1850 census at age 50 with children William, age 25; James age 21; Mary E., age 11. Children missing are Anthony CLINE, age 15 and his brother Henry. Anthony and Henry eventually made their way to Port Huron, MI. Henry stayed and Anthony went to Rockport (part of Cleveland). (Query posted 7/4/99) Susan Cline

Other surnames in query: RICE

Somewhere in Sandy Hill, NY, my ancestor Col. Robert COCHRAN is buried. He was married at the time, about 1800-1820, to Thankful RICE, his second wife. She is shown on the pension rolls of Revolutionary War widows. Iím extremely interested in his pedigree. He supposedly was born in either Scotland or Colrain, Mass. Would also like to know of his doings in NY after the Revolution. (Query posted 3/12/99) Norhn

Searching for information on the CODNEY family. Samuel CODNEY appears in the 1800 census for Washington Co. on pg. 214 with 6 children, presumably he married in the 1780's. He appears in the 1810 census, age over 45 with 7 children. He then apperas in 1820, 1830 and 1840 in Luzerne, Warren Co. I would especially like to know if a marriage record exists for him as well as any tax records, wills, deeds, etc. which may help me piece this family together. To date, I believe Samuel CODNEY had sons, Daniel (1830 census, Luzerne, Warren Co.), Samuel Jr. (same census), and relatives Gideon CODNEY (Madison Co., NY 1850) and Peter CODNEY (Sullivan Co., NY 1830). I am descended through above Daniel CODNEY, who married Minerva --- and was in Herkimer Co., NY by 1850 census. He states in that census that he was born in RI. (Query posted 9/30/99) Michael E. Slaughter

Other surnames in query: WAKLEY

Searching for the ancestors of Simeon COLE, born in NY State in 1801, married to Nancy WAKLEY in 1822, whose parents lived in Hebron, Washington Co. NY. (Query posted 12/2/99) Ken Hart

Other surnames in query: WAKELY, LEWIS

Seeking the ancestry of Simeon COLE, born in NY (from census records, but possibly in VT) on 25 October 1801. In 1822, he married Nancy WAKELY in whose parents lived in Hebron, Washington Co., NY. She was a daughter of Samuel WAKELY and Margaret LEWIS. Nancy WAKELY was born 9 June 1801 in NY. Simeon COLE had siblings Abraham, Luke, Isaac, Chartiy, Betsy and Anna. Simeon COLE and Nancy WAKELY had children: Henry, born 15 September 1824; John, born 20 November 1825; Elizabeth, born 18 March 1827; Gordon, born 1 November 1828; Phillisa, born 21 January 1831; Harvey, born 1 August 1832; Frederick, born 18 September 1834; Simeon W., born 7 November 1837; Nancy M., born 15 November 1841 and George, born c1845. After their marriage, Simeon and Nancy COLE lived until about 1837 in Genesee and Allegany Co., NY, in PA until about 1840, in IN and OH until 1849 at which time they moved to Jones Co., IA, where they remained for the rest of their lives. (Query posted 10/5/99) Ken Hart

I am searching for any information about John COLE from RI who married Mary ?, of Washington Co. c1805. Their first son, Robert C. COLE was born in Wasington Co. in 1806/1807. After his birth they moved to Tioga Co., NY. (Query posted 9/24/99) Mark W. Cole

Other surnames in query: WAKELY

My ancestor Simeon COLE, according to family lore, was married to Nancy WAKELY in Hebron Twp., Washington Co., NY in 1822. I would be very grateful if someone could find info to verify this and provide me with any info which might appear on the marriage record. I'm especially interested in identfying the parents of Simeon COLE. (Query posted 7/17/99) Ken Hart

Recently discovered yet another connection to Washington County--a VERY early one. David COLEMAN was born c1775 and ended up in Leeds Co., Ontario, Canada by 1801, possibly a Loyalist? He married in Canada, so I am just fishing for all COLEMAN's of Washington Co. Anyone know of a COLEMAN family that was there in 1770? (Query posted 10/1/99) Anna D.

Other surnames in query: BOSS

Seeking for information on this couple. Eunice (BOSS) and her husband Calvin COLLAR moved to Washington Co., NY from Steuben Co., NY in the 1830's. They had one son James COLLAR. I would like to know if they are buried there, or what happened to this family. (Query posted 11/2/99) Stephanie

Looking for information on Nathan COLTON who was born about 1805 in Fort Ann, Washington Co., NY. (Query posted 12/7/99) Jim Admire


Abel COMSTOCK, 1790-1876, born Granville, NY, died Dubuque Co IA; married Isabella CUMMINGS, born Washington Co., NY, died 1859 IA. Abel was son of Abel and Rebecca [PHIPPENY] COMSTOCK. Their children included: Phoebe Ann, 1816-1899, who married John W. DOUGHERTY 1839 OH; Robert Cummings, 1818-1901, to OH; Hannah C., 1820-1821; Abel, 1822-1897, to Orchard, NE; Hannah Jane, 1824-1846, died PA, teacher; Rebecca Helen, born 1826 Putnam NY; David Gordon, 1828-1907, named for Rev. David GORDON, first full-time minister at Putnam, went to OR; Isabella B., 1831-1916, died White Salmon, WA, married Craig BENNETT 1854 Dubuque Co IA; Clarissa/Clara May, born 1833, married James DUNLAP; William James, born 1836 Newton Falls, Trumbull Co OH, married Rebecca HUGHES; and Samuel J. COMSTOCK, 1838-1838 OH. Abel and Isabella COMSTOCK moved to OH 1835. Any other information appreciated. (Query posted 10/6/99) Sherry Kaseberg

Other surnames in query: BARNS

I would like to correspond with anyone researching the CONGDON name in Washington Co, NY. I am a descendent of Hannibal CONGDON born around 1809 in Fort Ann, who later moved to Jefferson Co, WI (1844) with brother Isaac. Hannibal's parents were David and Susanna (BARNS) CONGDON. David was probably born around 1780, but we don't know where (maybe RI??). David died November 1, 1865 in Putnam, NY. Susanna BARNS and David CONGDON were married on October 19, 1800. Susanna died April 23, 1829. Their children are as follows: Joseph B. CONGDON (6/23/1801 - 7/11/1827) born Platsburgh, NY; Electy CONGDON (3/1/1803 - ?) born Westfield, NY; Hiram CONGDON (1805? - ?); Hannibal J. CONGDON (1/18/1809 - ?) born Fort Ann, NY; Isaac CONGDON (4/10/1811 - 5/15/1893) born Fort Ann, NY; James L. CONGDON (8/29/1813 - ?) born Fort Ann, NY; Jane S. CONGDON (2/11/1821 - ?) born Putnam, NY; Almira CONGDON (3/1/1822 - ?) born Putnam, NY; Christiana CONGDON (12/25/1823 - ?) born Putnam, NY; Suviah CONGDON (9/3/1825 - ?) born Putnam, NY; David B. CONGDON (9/23/1827 - 4/28/1865) born Putnam, NY. I have info on several of the children's descendents in addition to my own line of Hannibal. (Query posted 5/20/99) UNETTE


Looking for ancestors of Hugh CONNOR and Ann LOGAN CONNOR who migrated from Belfast, Ireland to Quebec, Canada and made there way to Jackson (Salem), Washington Co. in 1830's. He had numerous children. 1850 US census shows the following children: Hugh (14), Dennis (26), Edward (11) Elizabeth (11), Henry (10), Daniel (7) Sarah (?) and Mary Jane (?). William Alexander (5) was born in this country. They attended school in Salem or Jackson. MaryJane CONNOR married Ephram HERRICK according to 1880 census, where Ann LOGAN CONNOR resided. Two children resulted in this union: Henry (born 2 November 1863 and George Herrick (born 1 March 1865), who where moved to Lansingburg, NY. Edward CONNOR enlisted in Civil War as did Hugh CONNOR. Letter exists depicting battles in NC. An assessment roll shows Edward and Dennis as owning 1 acre of land (date: ?). William Alexander CONNOR married Margaret BROWN COX. Margaret BROWN COX was born in VT but family moved to Salem, Washington Co. Hugh CONNOR lived in Ft. Edward. Son: William Henry CONNOR (born 2 February 1883, died 7 November 1961) married Amelia HAXSTUN (believed to be from Saratoga Co.). Three children resulted from this union: Mrs. Willam R. CONINE, Mrs. Charles NOLAN, and Elsie CONNOR CONGDON (died June 1993). William CONNOR lived in South Glens Falls, NY. (Query posted 8/1/99) Mrs. V. Connor-Halberstadt

Seeking information on the CONTRATTO family. My grandparent came to the States in 1902. My father's birth certificate is from Whitehall, NY. There is a good possibility that my uncle Thomas and my aunt Marie (Mary) were born in Washington Co., NY. Their birthday's were between my father's and the date my grandparent came to the States. Does anyone have anything they could add to this? (Query posted 2/23/99) John Contratto

Other surnames in query: LAMB, BROADWAY, BRADWAY

My great-grandmother was Sarah E. (LAMB) COOK, born 27 November 1828 and died 1 February 1920. She married Walter M. COOK. Apparently they moved or she did to Fort Ann after their son Fred was born. Their son was Frederick B. COOK 4 December 1856, died 1905, who is buried in Snow Cemetary, Fort Ann. On the 1880 Census in Fort Ann, Sarah E. COOK, 47, is living with Richard BROADWAY, 74, Albert COOK, 23, and Fred COOK, 24. In the 1890 census, Fred, Lillian, Sarah and the grandchildren are living together in Fort Ann. Fred was a painter. In the 1905 Census, Sarah E. COOK is living with her daug in law Lillian (BRADWAY) COOK and her grandchildren, in Fort Ann. I've got a death record on Frederick COOK and his mother Sarah E. COOK. Sarah's death record lists Walter M. COOK as her spouse. The only problem is I can't find anything on Walter, is he be buried in Washington Co. somewhere? (Query posted 7/7/99) Paula C. Fulcher

Other surnames in query: LEONARD

Ebenezer COOK (1722 - 1807) purchased land in Easton, Washington Co., NY, in 1774 and moved there with his sons, David, Leonard, Samuel, Benjamin, Joseph and Isaac and daughter Lydia. His eldest son, David, was probably born in Dutchess Co., NY in about 1746. Who were the parents of Ebenezer's wife, Catherine LEONARD and who was the wife of David COOK? (Query poated 6/25/99) Dick Benson

Other surnames in query: WERDEN

Seeking information on Silas COOKE who may have died in Easton, Washington Co., NY, in 1827. His children were Joshua, David, Silas, Josiah, Abraham, Seth, Rachel and Tabitha. Would like to determine if daughter Tabitha COOKE, born 1768, is the same Tabitha who married Rufus WERDEN in 1788 in North Adams, MA. Any information would be greatly appreciated. (Query posted 9/29/99) Rex Warden


I am seeking information on the descendants of Daniel COON (born 8 December 1750 in RI and died 8 October 1834 in Salem, Washington Co., NY) and Elisabeth SPAULDING COON, his wife. My research indicates that they had six children, five of whom lived to adulthood. They were: Sarah COON, married (1) Mr. MERRILL (2) Stephen ROWAN; John COON, c1775-1779; Samuel W. COON, 1780-1865, married Phebe FREEMAN of Easton, Washington Co., NY; Rufus COON, 1781-1858 buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., NY; ______ COON, married Gen. William ROOT; _______ COON, married William GETTY. I am descended from Samuel W. COON who removed to Orangville, Wyoming Co., NY, c1820. He removed to Allen Co., IN, in 1839. He died at the home of his daughter, Phebe COON POTTER, in Swan Township, Noble Co., IN, on August 2, 1865. (Query posted 5/20/99) Leslie Potter

I am looking for information on Hannibal and/or Nellie CORKLAND. They lived in Fort Edward in the late 1920' s thru about 1941 or 1942. (Query posted 7/13/99) Jeff and Beth

Other surnames in query: THORNE, UNDERHILL

I am looking for information on Samuel CORNING, born c1819. He married Elmira THORNE c1842 in Ft. Ann. Elmira is the daughter of Henry THORNE and Jerusha UNDERHILL. I have found much information on Elmira's line in the Ancestry File that is now waiting to be verified, but have not been able to find anything on Samuel. They are the parents of Edward CORNING born 1853 Ft Ann. (Query posted 6/21/99) Jeane Johnson

Other surnames in query: ALLEN, BATCHELDER, BRUNSON

I'm looking for information on Joshua D. COVEY and his wife Jeishua ALLEN. They lived in Sandy Hill, Washington Co., NY, in the mid 1800's. They had a son Eugene Denis COVEY born 3 June 1844. Eugene lived in Sandy Hill until 1862 when he went to WI. After fighting in the Civil War, he moved to Hawarden, IA. Joshua also had two daughters. Mary COVEY BATCHELDER who moved to Akron, IA, and Lizzie COVEY BRUNSON who moved to Brooklyn, NY. (Query posted 2/5/99) Bonnie Rask

Other surnames in query: STILLWELL

Looking for COWANS and STILLWELLS in Washington Co. Possibly around the Fort Edward area. David M. and Peter COWAN born late 1700's. William C. (son of Peter?) was born about 1816. Any info on either of these surnames is appreciated. (Query posted 1/21/99) Cyndi Jorae

Other surnames in query: JACKSON

I am looking for any information concerning William H. CRAMER who was born in Cambridge or Albany, NY. He married Hannah JACKSON. They had two sons born in Cambridge: John H. CRAMER (January 1869) and Francis A. CRAMER (May 1870). Also looking for any information about John and Ellen JACKSON who may have immigrated from Ireland. Their daughter, Hannah, married William CRAMER. They also had a son named George S. JACKSON. Any assistance would be appreciated. (Query posted 10/6/99) Stacey Chapley

Seeking any reference to my great-grandfather, Robert J(ames) CRONK, who died 1 June 1 1883, and is said to be buried at the Sandy Hill Union Cemetery. We have his death certificate, but we know very little about the family in the 1880s (from the last few years of his life until his widow & children left the area). (Query posted 11/2/99) Gene Hyden

Other surnames in query: ROOT, COX, TODD, MAINS

My great, great grandmother, Mary CROOKSHANK was born in 1806 and married Russell ROOT of North Hudson, Essex Co., NY in 1822. She died in 1831 and is buried in North Hudson with her father, Hugh CROOKSHANK who died in 1835 at age 66 , so he was born about 1769. The 1790 - 1830 Federal Census index shows no Crookshanks in Essex Co. but the following entries for neighboring Washington Co.:
1790: James (Hebron), John (Hebron)
1800: Alexander, John, Peter
1810: Alexander, John, Peter, Hugh, Nathaniel
1820: Alexander (Whitehall), John (Salem), Peter (Salem), Hugh (Salem), Hugh (Hebron)
1830: Alexander, John (Salem), Peter (Salem), Hugh (Salem), Hugh (Hebron), Hugh (Argyle), John (Whitehall), Robert (Argyle)
Is one of the above Hugh CROOKSHANKS my ancestor? James CROOKSHANK of Hebron, in a will probated in 1804 mentioned his wife, Mary; sons James, John and Hugh; and daughters Martha (married to Moses COX), Jane (married to John TODD) and Mary (married to John MAINS). Is this Hugh my ancestor? It should be mentioned that my ancestor, Mary CROOKSHANK named her first son James (ROOT) for her grandfather, James? (Query posted 10/7/99) Jim Root

Finally, there is a tombstone in Salem, NY for Mary Crookshank, d. 1809, age 36 (b. abt 1773). Is this my ancestor, Hugh's wife? (Who named their daughter Mary ?) Any information or suggested avenues of research pertaining to the above would be appreciated. CROSIER/CROZIER
Other surnames in query: DARRAGH

I'm looking for information about the CROSIER/CROZIER family in Washington Co., NY. John CROSIER died in 1799 in Salem, NY. His wife was Agnes DARRAGH. His children were: James CROSIER, born 1778 in NY; William CROSIER; John CROSIER, Jr., born 1787 in Washington Co., NY; Jean Jane CROSIER; Mary CROSIER. I would like to know any information I can add to my family files. (Query posted 8/7/99) Jona Complee


Thomas CUMMINGS was born in Scotland c1730 and died 1798 Cambridge NY. He came to the USA c1775 and was an elder in the Coila, NY, United Presbyterian Church. His children include: 1] Isabel, born 1760 Scotland, who married Andrew BEVERIDGE, son of Rev. Thomas; 2] Robert, born 1762 Scotland, who married Hannah HUTTON, 1790 Coila, NY, by Rev. Thomas BEVERIDGE; 3] Ann; 4] Alexander; 5] James, born 1773 Scotland, came to USA c1775 with his parents; and possibly two more sons. Robert CUMMINGS and his wife, Hannah HUTTON CUMMINGS, had children: 1] Thomas, 1791 Cambridge, NY, and died in wagon accident before his father died, married Christie SCOTT; 2]William, born 1792 Cambridge, married Margaret/Peggy SCOTT, sister of Christie; 3] Jennie/Jane, a Putnam, NY teacher, born 1794 Cambridge- 1864, married Robert WRIGHT; 4] Isabella, 1794-1859, baptized by Rev. WHITE at Cambridge 1796, married Abel COMSTOCK 1815 Washington Co., NY and went to IA; 5] Ellen Ann/Ann McCracken, 1799/1800-1803, possibly drowned; 6] James L., born 1803 Putnam NY, baptized 1803 Hutton's Bush by Rev. WHITE, married (1) Nancy BURNETT, married (2) Margaret Ann LEGGERWOOD;7] Margaret, born 1808 Putnam NY, married Alexander WILEY; 8] Agnes a teacher in Putnam NY; and perhaps another son. Any other information appreciated. (Query posted 10/6/99) Sherry Kaseberg

Other surnames in query: SPINKS

Searching for John CURTIS who was born Fort Miller, Washington Co., NY, on 2 May 1825. He married 1847 at Rouses Point, NY, to Julia SPINKS. Their children were: Mary Jane, David, William, Anna, Harry Charles and Nellie. Does any of this sound familiar? I would like to hear from you. (Query posted 5/13/99) Patrick A. Andrus


Would like to share information with others working on the DA(I)LEY families in Washington and Warren Cos., NY. I have done extensive research on the various families of this name in these counties and in Berkshire Co., MA and have traced some of them into counties in the central part of NY. (Query posted 7/11/99) Dolores Rutherford

Other surnames in query: GOODSPEED

Looking for information on Solomon I. DALABA who was born February 1804; William A. DALABA who was born 1799 in Washington Co., NY, and (we think) a sister Elizabeth DALABA GOODSPEED, no birthdate known. Trying to find the parents of these people and any other brother's and sisters. Who were they, where did they come from? We know William A. DALABA was born in Washington Co. but have not been able to determine where. One source says they may have lived around Whitestown. (old name). Does anyone know where that is located. (Query posted 1/15/99) Gary Rugg

Other surnames in query: EDDY

I'm trying to verify the birth of Job DAVIS, my 2nd great-grandfather who may have been born in Easton in August of 1800 to the parents Nathan and Susannah (EDDY) DAVIS who migrated from Freetown, Bristol Co., MA. If anyone can help me here or give some advice I'd greatly appreciate it. (Query posted 11/23/99) Maria Johnson

Other surnames in query: SALADIN

I am looking for information on my great-grandfather Gerald Howard DAVIS, born 12 November 1899 and died 9 March 1986. He married Mary Viola SALADIN on 1 June 1927 in Clemons, NY. I know nothing of his parents or siblings. Any information on his family or his wifes family would be greatly appreciated. (Query posted 10/8/99) John Lazelle


Jehiel DAYTON is listed on the 1800-1840 census in Washington Co., NY. He was born 1774 CT and 1861 N. Granville. His father was Israel DAYTON. Jehiel married Mary(Polly) PARKHURST. They had children: Gaius, born 1799 CT, married Pleiades KINGSLEY, died Whitehall; Sidney, born c1802 Ft Ann, NY (?); John Augustus, born 1805 Ft Ann, married Adelia TROWBRIDGE 1828; Caroline A., married Leonard ROOT; and Robert Gaius, born N. Granville, married Susan BARRETT. Any info appreciated. (Query posted 1/10/99) Julie Bright

Seeking any info about Baron DEKALB or the children of Baron DEKALB. I am trying to trace back to a Caroline DEKALB whose father I believe to be John DEKALB, son of the Baron DEKALB. Any info or leads would be appreciated. (Query posted 5/21/99) Pam

Other surnames in query: GALBRAITH

I am looking for the parents of Hugh DENNISON, 1784-9 August 1871, and his wife Anna GALBRAITH, 1784-23 August 1846. Both are buried in Cossayuna Lake Cemetery, Argyle, NY. He and his family immigrated from Ireland c1835. He is listed in the 1850 census in Hartford, NY, and in the 1860 census in Argyle, NY. Any info about this family would be appreciated. (Query posted 3/7/99) Donald Dennison

Other surnames in query: WEBSTER

Would like to know the ancestry of my g-g-g-grandmother Ruth DENSMORE, 1747 to 1829, wife of Elizur WEBSTER. He was born 1743 in Glastonbury, CT, and died 1791 in Hampton, Washington Co., NY. Will share what I have on WEBSTER family. (Query posted 3/12/99) Myrtle Valentine

Other surnames in query: GAHAGAN/GAHAGEN

Am looking for info on my great-great-grandparent's marriage. The only info that I have is that they were wed in Whitehall, NY, in September of 1852. Their names were John Peter DEVINS and Betsy GAHAGAN/GAHAGEN. (Query posted 9/28/99) Mary

Other surnames in query: HOPKINS

Looking for descendants of one-time residents of Hebron: James DIXON and David HOPKINS (1790 census). James and his five sons (James, John, Moses, Thomas, David) moved to Cayuga Co., NY, by 1810. Moses was married to Jeanette HOPKINS. (Query posted 3/4/99) Janet and Matt Dixon

Other surnames in query: CLEARY, REID

I am researching the ancestors of Murtaugh DORSEY, born c1814 probably County Tipperary, North Riding, Ireland, emigrated to U.S. via Canada before 1843, bought land in Washington Co., NY, in 1845 in North Greenwich. Land financed by mortgage from William REID of same location, then bought land in S. Argyle Twp c1868 where he died c1887. His wife was named Catherine (probably CLEARY) and Murtaugh and Catherine are believed buried in the cemetery at Victory. Any information on Murtaugh DORSEY would be appreciated, also on his sons Richard, Thomas, Murtaugh, Michael and Lawrence. Lawrence married c1895 and had issue. He probably lived in Washington Co., since Lawrence inherited family farm. (Query posted 5/10/99) Thomas J. Reed

Other surnames in query: WALKER, KELSEY

I am looking for confirmation of the following: Shadrach DOTY married 1790 at Whitehall, NY to Besty WALKER. Shadrach DOTY, son of above, born 1793 at Whitehall, married to Mary KELSEY. Would also appreciate information on parents of wives. (Query posted 7/11/99) Janet Seitz

I am researching Joshua and Beulah DOWNS. They were both born around 1797 and left Washington Co. to move to Onondaga Co. around 1837. They moved from Greenwich, Washington Co.When they moved I think that they had four children. (Query posted 12/22/99) Georgianna

I am looking for information on the DOWNS family. Joshua DOWNS was born in Washington Co. about 1794. He later moved to Onondaga Co. area in 1850. Joshua was married to Beulah and had children, Frederick, Charles, Sarah, and Henry (may be others). Beulah is buried in Otisco, Onondaga Co. I would appreciate any help. (Query posted 11/23/99) Georgianna

I need any info I can get on the DUNHAM family in Ft. Edward, Kingsbury or Northumberland. Mainly interested in Edward, born 1753. Probably lived in Washington Co. from 1770 to 1800. He is in census with a wife and children in 1790 and 1800. Any info will be helpful. (Query posted 6/14/99) Jean Dunn

Other surnames in query: RICE

This is from the application for Rev. War pension of Edward DUNHAM. He was born July 1753 Great Nine Partners. He lived in Kingsbury when he entered service under Capt. Isaac MORSE in September 1776. In February 1777, he hired a Mr. RICE to take his place. He moved his family to Lanesborough, MA, in June 1777, and was called up to Hubbletown, Col. WARNER'S Regt., just after the battle. He was at Bennington under WARNER and STARKE. After BURGOYNE'S surrender, he moved back to Ft. Edward. In August 1780, he went to Ft. George under Isaac MORSE and Lt. PAYNE of WARNER'S Regt. Took part in scouting trip to Crown Point while at Ft. Edward. He moved away from Washington Co. after 1800. Any info on Edward or Elijah DUNHAM would be very helpful. (Query posted 1/10/99) Jean Dunn

Other surnames in query: ARMSTRONG, HIBBARD, PAGE

I am researching the Families of DUNN, ARMSTRONG, HIBBARD, PAGE, who lived in the Argyle and Fort Edward area of Washington Co. prior to 1778. I believe they were all Loyalists who settled in Quebec during the Revolutionary War. (Query posted 10/7/99) Marie

Other surnames in query: LOGIE

I am looking for information on Charles DUNN married to Rebecca LOGIE prior to the Revolutionary War. I believe they were from Argyle, NY or Fort Edward, NY. Any info on DUNNS in this area would be much appreciated. (Query posted 10/7/99) Marie


I am researching the family of Charles DUNN and Rebecca LOGGIE. Their 2 daughters, Isabella and Elizabeth married David and Edward ARMSTRONG sons of Loyalist Jessie ARMSTRONG from Fort Edward New York. Charles was in a refugee camp at Yamachiche in 1778 and settled in what is now known as Louiseville (formally Riviere du Loup, Maskinonge) Jesse was a volunteer for Burgoyne and went to Gaspe for a couple of years before settling close to Charles DUNN in Maskinonge. Other families that were interelated were the HIBBARDS, PAGES, TURNERS, MORRISON, and MCCRAWS. Any help would be appreciated. Have lots of info on these families and would be happy to share with others searching any of the above names. (Query posted 9/30/99) w-dunn@mediaone.net


I am looking for information on an Asa EAGLESTON (EGGLESTON) who is listed in the 1810 census for Washington Co., NY. I am unsure of his age but as head of household he would likely have been over 45 so born prior to 1765. The males listed for the family on this census were: 1 between 16 &25, and 1 age 45 & up. Females listed in this family were 1 between 16 & 25, and 2 age 45 & up. I am looking for his wife's name, and the names of their children. I would appreciate ANYTHING that might shed some light on this family for me. (Query posted 1/31/99) Karla Staudt

Other surnames in query: BENJAMIN

I'm looking for any information on the EARL surname in Washington Co., NY. Data I have so far: Isaac EARL was born before 1805 in Dresden. He was husband of Polly BENJAMIN, born before 1809 in Dresden. They had a daughter, Polly Ann EARL, born 10 July 1831 in Dresden. (Query 10/11/99) Jim Earl

Other surnames in query: ADAMS, CADY, WATSON, DEXTER, WALLACE, RYAN

I'm searching for information on Nathaniel EARLL (born 1705 in Little Compton, RI), who moved to Washington Co. about the time of the American Revolution. He married Sarah ADAMS, daughter of Richard and Mary CADY ADAMS of Pomfret, CT. They were Quakers. Specifically, I'm interested in a daughter Mary, who was not mentioned in a listing of known children in a TAG article on Nathaniel. Nathaniel moved with his young family and his brother John's young family from Pomfret to the Quaker oblong at Beekman's Precinct, Dutchess Co., NY about 1735-40. The two families lived there until 1760, when John's family moved to Orange Co., NY and Nathaniel's family moved to Great Barrington, MA. Nathaniel later -- about 1776 -- moved to White Creek in southern Washington Co. and sometime thereafter, before 1790, he moved to Whitehall, Washington Co., NY, where supposedly he died about 1790. A son, Daniel, born c1728, married Mehitable WATSON, daughter of Robert WATSON and Mehitable DEXTER and lived for a while in Great Barrington, Machias, ME, and Nova Scotia. Daniel eventually settled in Skaneateles, NY, where he died and is buried. Daniel's son Robert became a brigadier general in the army. Other known sons of Nathaniel are Nehemiah, died c1808 and David, born c1752 and died 16 August 1818 g.s. Spafford, Onandaga Co., NY. Nathaniel had two known daughters, one who married Daniel WALLACE and the other who married John RYAN; both of these men are mentioned on the 1790 census for Hoosick, NY. Another probable son is Nathaniel, Jr., born 1741-2, enlisted in the militia at Dutchess Co. in 1760. A probable, third daughter is Mary EARLL, born September 14, 1749, probably in Beekman's Precinct, Dutchess Co., NY. She married her cousin Benjamin EARLL, born 1744, son of Nathaniel's brother John, and moved to Smith's Clove (now Highland Mills) Orange Co., NY. There is very little hard information on her in Orange Co. other than Benjamin's wife was named Mary EARLL. Mary and Benjamin EARLL are my great-great-great-grandparents, and I would like some evidence that she is the daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah ADAMS EARLL. (Query posted 1/29/99) Bruce Earle

Other surnames in query: JOYCE

I would like to receive information on the children of Daniel EARLY. They are: John, Francis(Frank), Edmund, William, Anna EARLY and Mae EARLY JOYCE. They were born in the 1890-1910 era and the last surviving person was Anna, who was known to be alive in 1953. (Query posted 6/14/99) Joan George

Other surnames in query: GIFFORD, DAVIS, SOULE

Looking for the family of Susannah EDDY, born 1765, daughter of Henry and Ruth (GIFFORD) EDDY who married Nathan DAVIS (1756-1837). Nathan was the son of Job DAVIS II and Ann SOULE of Bristol Co., MA. Susannah and Nathan had 9 children mostly born in Galway, Saratoga Co., NY. Any information on this family would be appreciated. (Query posted 11/23/99) Maria Johnson

Other surnames in query: THOMAS, JONES, WILLIAMS

Seeking info on Robert William EDWARDS who was born c1872, Cambria, Columbia Co., WI, and died 13 March 1948, Ilion, Herkimer Co., NY. He is buried Granville, NY (possibly Elmwood Cemetery ). Ellen Grace THOMAS EDWARDS, his wife, was born 11 July 1884, Bethesda, Wales, and died 20 August 1961, Ilion, Herkimer Co., NY; buried Elmwood Cemetery, Middle Granville, NY. Her siblings included Sarah A. THOMAS and William THOMAS (born 9 June 1881), both residing in Granville in 1961. Need information on Ellen, Sarah and Thomas' parents, William THOMAS and Jane JONES, probably of Bethesda, Wales; Robert EDWARDS' parents, William EDWARDS and Elizabeth WILLIAMS, both born Wales, lived in Cambria, WI, and possibly Granville, New York 1880-early 1900; and marriage of Robert EDWARDS and Ellen THOMAS, probably in Granville area, probably prior to 1911. (Query posted 1/15/99) Dave Edwards

Other surnames in query: HADSELL

I am looking for the names and birthdates of the children of William and Elipha (EGGLESTON) HADSELL. Elipha was born 15 March 1766 and was the daughter of Asa EGGLESTON and his first wife Martha. Elipha moved to Washington Co., NY, with her father Asa. William HADSELL was born 16 July 1764. I would appreciate any information you might have to offer on this family. (Query posted 3/14/99) Karla

Other surnames in query: ROGERS

I am interested in finding out the names of the children of Samuel and Lydia (EGGLESTON) ROGERS. Lydia was the daughter of Asa EGGLESTON, born c1737 and his first wife Martha. Lydia was born c1758-1765 and moved to Washington Co., NY, with her father from CT. Any information you might have on the descendants of Samuel and Lydia would be greatly appreciated. (Query posted 3/14/99) Karla

Other surnames in query: NORTHRUP

I am a descendant of James ELDRED and Nancy NORTHRUP who resided in Granville, Washington Co., New York c1827. My g-g-grandmother Abigail NORTHRUP ELDRED was born to James and Nancy in Granville 5 June 1827. These names for Abigail's parents are from a death record. I have been trying to both verify these parent names and learn more about this family. I have no information on other children. (Query posted 1/31/99) Bernie Long

Other surnames in query: TOMS

I'm looking for information regarding Celeste ELDRIDGE who was born 22 December 1801 in Washington Co., NY, daughter of Silas and Sally ELDRIDGE. Celeste married Samuel TOMS on 22 May 1822, location unknown. They settled and had four children in Genesee Co. and moved with their grown grandchildren to Michigan. I'd appreciate any information anyone might have. (Query posted 1/3/99) Jean M. Rommes

I am researching the Soloman EMMONS family, from Cornwall, CT, to Sandy Hill about 1795. Known in Washington Co. descendants were George Henry EMMONS and George Harry EMMONS. George Harry left Sandy Hill in 1842. (Query posted 10/13/99) Paul Bishop

Other surnames in query: WORTHINGTON

I am looking for any information on the following family that lived in Shushan in 1833. Benjamin ESTES was born c1793 and wife Hannah was born c1795 and daughter Sarah Loretta ESTES was born c1833. Sarah married Shaler WORTHINGTON in VT in 1850. Hannah was a widow then and Shaler and Sarah lived with her mother in 1850 North Adams. According to census and death records, Hannah and daughter were both born in Shushan. I sure would like a maiden name for Hannah or any info at all. (Query posted 1/29/99) Don Cooper


Other surnames in query: DUPREY

Looking for information on siblings and parents of Alexander John FERGUSON, born in Fort Edward, NY on 28 February 1864. He married Julia DUPREY of Nashua, NH. They lived in Pawlet, VT from the late 1880's to, at least, the 1920's according to vital records of their seventeen children. Alexander was in the lumbering industry. It is believed that he lived in Granville, NY, before he died which would have been in the 1940's or later. Can anyone help me? (Query posted 6/21/99) Keystr2263

Other surnames in query: WILSON, SMITH

I am looking for the parents/ancestors of David FERGERSON (could be FERGUSON) who was born in the town of Jackson, Washington Co., NY, on 12 February 1799. His first wife was Mary Ann WILSON and second wife Roxanne SMITH. He migrated to Town of Cicero, Onondaga Co., NY, in 1826. At least one of his children, son John, was born in Washington Co. by first wife. (Query posted 5/7/99) Ronald Landers

Other surnames in query: PARKER, GRANT

I am trying to locate any siblings of Luther D. FINEL. His last name has been misspelled to FENNELL. He was born in Poultney, VT., on September 15, 1785. He died in Salem on September 12 1826. He married a Phebe (Phoebe) PARKER. Her maiden name has also been listed as GRANT. Her birth place is unknown. They were married for about twenty years and had a son in May 1826. I feel that there are more siblings than just the one. That sibling was Luther M. FENNELL. I do not know where Luther D. was buried. Any info would be greatly appreciated. (Query posted 6/22/99) John Fennell

Other surnames in query: MATTISON

I am looking for any information about an Andrew Jackson FISHER (c1829-?) who returned from the Civil War and came back home to Ft Anne in Washington, Co., NY. I believe he was my great-great grandfather and was married to a Sarah MATTISON. (Query posted 10/1/99) Terry Fisher

Other surnames in query: HYDE

I'm looking for information on my grandparents Lester FLETCHER and his wife Elsie M. (HYDE) FLETCHER. At one time they lived in Easton, NY. I cannot remember my mother's birth year. Her name was Edna Viola FLETCHER, she was born October 16, I think 1912. (Query posted 9/28/99) Judi Morris

Other surnames in query: MCMILLAN

Looking for information on a Thomas Fletcher who lived in Argyle in the 1700's. He married Mary MCMILLAN and they moved to Franklin Co., NY, at the turn of century. Interested in his ancestry. My family comes from Solomon FLETCHER. Also, Thomas, John and Samuel may have been brothers of the elder Solomon. (Query posted 3/20/99) Willard J. Fletcher

Other surnames in query: MCMILLAN

Searching for parents/sibling descendants of Thomas FLETCHER who was a resident of Washington Co. in the 1790s (Argyle and Salem are known areas of inhabitation). Thomas married Mary MCMILLAN and I have the MCMILLAN information, but I'd like to know the FLETCHER ancestry. Thomas and Mary, along with others from Washington Co., moved to Franklin Co. about the turn of the century. I'm wondering if Thomas might have been related to John FLETCHER, Solomon FLETCHER, or Samuel FLETCHER who have also been seen mentioned in Washington Co. history/documents? Have found nothing concrete in documents, so perhaps there is someone out there who knows something? Hope to hear from another FLETCHER researcher soon. (Query posted 1/24/99) Carol Jo Thompson

Other surnames in query: MILLER

Looking for information on John FOIL and his daughter Susan FOIL who married James MILLER. A John FOIL is listed in the 1830 census. (Query posted 8/1/99) Jerry Hansen

Other surnames in query: HURLBURT

I am looking for any information on John B. FOOTE born c1780 CT and died 1825 Whitehall, Washington Co., NY. He married Charlotte HURLBURT who was born 1785. Children of John and Charlotte were: Philo, born 1809; Jason, born 1814; and Eliza, born 1823. All were born in Whitehall, Washington Co., NY. Any information will help. (Query posted 6/14/99) Pat McLaughlin

Other surnames in query: WARD, SMITH, BOYD, BREESE

I am looking for information on my ancestors who I believe lived for a while in Washington Co., NY, and then in Warren Co. and Saratoga Co. Abraham FOSTER married Elanor WARD. Their son, my great-great-grandfather, Newcomb/Newton FOSTER was born in 1822 in Chestertown, NY, so I imagine Abraham and Elanor were born late 1700s-early 1800s. They are listed as Newcomb's parents on Newcombs enlistment in the Civil War. They may have migrated to Warren Co. from Washington Co. NY. Newcomb FOSTER married Ester SMITH and they are found on the 1850, 1870 and 1880 census materials of Warren Co. Their son, Martin FOSTER married Flora BOYD, I think from Saratoga or Washington Co. Martin and Flora FOSTER are buried in Bullville, NY in Orange Co., NY in the family plot of BREESE. Any information or clues will be so appreciated. (Query posted 7/17/99) Jan

Other surnames in query: FRAZIER

Interested in exchanging information on Simeon FOWLER (died 1807) and descendants, settled in Center White Creek circa 1778. Son Abel FOWLER, Sr. (died 1833) built a fine frame house still standing (now in possession of FRAZIER family). Settled with members of the Baptist Society from RI. (Query posted 11/23/99) Kevin Bradford

I am trying to find out about the FRANCISCO family. I have traced decendency to Henry FRANCISCO of Whitehall so am looking for further information. I believe he had a son named John Richard FRANCISCO. (Query posted 3/3/99) SF

Other surnames in query: COON, NOBLE

Seeking info on David FRANKLIN who died 31 January 1826 Fort Ann, (wife unknown). Son, Shubal, born c1793, first wife, unknown, 2nd wife, Eliza COON; his son, Bildad, born c1800; daughter, Sarah, born abt 1803 She married Henry NOBLE. Possible other son, Aaron Burr FRANKLIN. (Query posted 9/30/99) eburke

Other surnames in query: GOODELL

I am attemping to trace Carter FULLER, who was my great-great grandfather. The only information I have is that he was born about 1810. He married Catherine or Cynthia GOODELL. My mother's notes indicate he came "West" in 1847 from Rutland, VT. to St. Charles, MN. I can find no trace of him in VT, however a like name appears in the 1840 census. The combination of his given and surname is not common and the person in the 1840 census could be my Carter FULLER. Perhaps enroute from VT. there was a stop-over in NY state. Any information will be sincerely appreciated. (Query posted 6/21/99) August Sommerfeld


Other surnames in query: WOOD

My g-g-grandparents were Ezra WOOD and Catherine GAMIL. They were married in Argyle, Washington Co., NY on 22 April 1841. This info is from the WOOD Genealogy. Catherine's death certificate says her parents were Joseph and Isabel GAMIL, and their birthplace was NY. I wrote to the Historian of Argyle several years ago, asking about the GAMILS. The only thing she found was a burial in the Scotch Cemetery for an Isabel GAMEL, who died 9 August 1833 at 45 years. I can't find anything about this family. Can anyone help me? (Query posted 11/23/99) Ken Smith

Other surnames in query: WOOD

I have an ancestor named Catherine GAMIL, she was born in NY, 15 September 1820. Her death certificate says that her parents were Isabel and Joseph GAMIL. She married Ezra WOOD in Argyle on 22 Apr 1841. I wrote the town historian at Argyle about the family. The only thing she found was a grave marker in the Scotch Cemetery for Isabel GAMIL, born 1788, died 9 August 1833 at 45 years. Please help me with this family if you know anything. (Query posted 7/4/99) Ken Smith


Seeking information on the GARDEPHE family. Dennis A. GARDEPHE (GARIEPY) immigrated into the United States from Southern Quebec about 1838, settling in the Glens Falls area. He married Maria S. McGHAN. Applied for naturalization in Warren Co. in 1849. Had five sons - Simon D., Cornelius, Modesta, Holmes, and Lemual. Modesta married Alma KNAPP and had two sons; Beecher who married Mary NAVIN (1914), and Leland who married Evelyn NORMANDIE (1917). Holmes married Adelia HASELTON (1865) and had four daughters; Alida, Elizabeth, Augustina, and Cornelia. Lemual (my great great grandfather) married Julia Ann HORSEFIELD and had one son, Simon I.D.(my grandfather) who was born in Argyle, Washington Co. She died in childbirth. He then married Ida May Barker YARTER and had three sons; John E., George Byron, and Cecil Thomas, and three daughters; Mabel May, Gustina Mildred, and Edna Clare. Any information would be appreciated. I have additional information. (Query posted 7/11/99) Charles F. Gardephe

Other surnames in query: PEASE, STONE

Looking for birth and marriage records of: Nelson GARDNER, born about 1816 in Easton and Mary/Maria PEASE, born about 1820 in Easton. They married about 1840 in Easton. Mary/Maria's parents are William PEASE and Obedience STONE, the latter of Pompey, NY. (Query posted 10/1/99) Grace Smith

Other surnames in query: VAN AYLSTYNE

Seeking information about Oscar E GARRISON, born 21 July 1825 in Fort Ann, Washington Co., NY. He married 1846 at Schodac, Rensselaer Co., NY to Mary Jane VAN AYLSTYNE, born August 1827. Seeking Mary VAN ALSTYNE's birthplace, and their marriage place. I'm also interested in information about Mary's parents, perhaps from marriage record? Would also like to find out if brothers(?) Octovis, born 1813 in NY; Noah H., born 12 June 1814; George H., born 24 October 1827 and 4 others were in the Rensselaer area prior to moving with their mother Hannah GARRISON, born 1788 in NY, to McHenry Co., IL, in 1843 also the possibility of finding out Oscar GARRISON's father's name. In the 1850 census Hannah GARRISON was living with Oscar and Mary in Greenwood Township, McHenry Co., IL. (Query posted 1/21/99) James Warta

Other surnames in query: STOWELL, BABCOCK

Seeking any information on D. G. GIBSON and his wife Jane STOWELL GIBSON, they were possibly born in Hudson Falls. They had a daughter named Cora Deliah GIBSON who was born in Clyde, Wayne Co, NY, on 26 July 26 1856. Approximate birthday for D.G. and Jane would be sometime in the 1820's or 1830's. Cora married Smith Hull BABCOCK around 1873 in NY. They are my great-grandparents. Smith was born 23 January 1853 in Galen, Wayne Co. (Query posted 3/20/99) Marge Davis

I am looking for more information on the Quakers in Washington Co. in the 1700's, GIFFORD surname in particular. Any information would be appreciated. (Query posted 9/24/99) Vicki Johnson

Abner GILBERT was born in 1721 at Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA. He served during the French and Indian War as well as the American Revolution War. He was living in VT after the War. The last place that I know of where he lived was at Argyle, Washington Co., NY, in 1790. His sons, Reuben and Phinehas, and their families would have been there with him. I believe that Abner may have died at Argyle. By the early 1800s, Reuben and Phinehas were in Livingston and Ontario Cos. (Query posted 3/28/99) Loretta Baughan

Other surnames in query: BORD

I am looking for information concerning Ada GILLETTE. She lived in Whitehall in 1877. Her mother was Mary Jane BORD from Troy N.Y. Would appreciate any help. (Query posted 10/7/99) Dorothy Bord McDermott

Other surnames in query: GREEN, REID

George Henry GILMORE, youngest child of Martin GILMORE and Eleanor GREEN of Cambridge, was born 9 April 1843. About 1874 he married Isabella REID of Salem, born 19 February 1854. I think they lived much of their married life in Salem. Death dates are 1917 (George) and 1919 (Belle). Are they buried in Salem Cemetery? Does anyone have complete death dates or any additional information? I will be grateful for any assistance. (Query posted 11/16/99)Jean Gilmore

Other surnames in query: SNIDER

Seeking info on my great great grandfather, Henry GILMORE, born October 1, 1824, in Washington Co., NY. Henry's death certificate states that his father was Kelsey GILMORE and his mother was Elizabeth SNIDER. Henry died on 31 August 1903. I have been told that he had a brother named George and several other siblings. I would like to find information about Henry's birth family, where they came from, etc. Any help would be appreciated. (Query posted 1/10/99) Linda

Other surnames in query: COMSTOCK

I'm seeking ANY information ont the GLADDING family in Washington Co. around 1820. My wife's great-great-grandfather gave his birthplace as Washington Co on his Civil War enlistment, his name was Oscar F. GLADDING. I've also found it spelled GLADING and GLADIN. He moved to MI sometime before 1845 with other members of the GLADDING family and possibly in company with a Rensaller COMSTOCK and his family. Oscar married Charlotte COMSTOCK in Eaton Co., MI in 1845. Anything on these families would be greatly appreciated. (Query posted 2/7/99) Richard Barnes

Looking for any information on Ezra GLOVER who is identified in the NY Census of 1800, 1810 and 1820 as living in Easton, Washington Co. I am trying to confirm if he is a son of Christopher GLOVER of Danbury, CT. Christopher and another son re-located to Schodak, Rensselaer Co., NY, in 1797/98 timeframe. I have information showing Ezra GLOVER, aged 64, buried at Whiteside Church burial ground in West Cambridge, Washington County on 24 August 1840. The Ezra GLOVER born to Christopher and Sarah GLOVER in Danbury was born on April 17, 1777. I would like to correspond with anyone who has information on Ezra and his descendants. (Query posted 2/27/99) Steve Glover

Looking for info on any GOFF'S living in Washington Co., NY, in the 1790's. My g-g-g grandfather Samuel GOFF was born there c1795. He was later found living in Chenango Co., NY, in the 1820's -1830's and settled in 1832 in Onondaga Co., NY, where he lived until his death in 1882 . Any help appreciated. (Query posted 1/10/99) Sharon Garrett

Other surnames in query: CRANE, CHASE, GIBSON

Seeking descendants or information concerning David GOODING, son of Matthew GOODING, a Revolutionary War Soldier from MA, and his wife, Mercy CRANE. David GOODING married Mehitable CHASE, daughter of David CHASE, of White Creek and lived at White Creek for years before moving to Hoosick. One of David and Mehitable's sons, Matthew, born 1801, died 1871, married Eleanor GIBSON, who was christened in the Presbyterian Church at Cambridge in 1809, the daughter of Colin GIBSON. Matthew and Eleanor lived at White Creek and their children were born there, and so were the children of David and Mehitable. I have been unable to document the relationship of David to his father, Matthew (the Revolutionary War Soldier), or to Matthew, his son, who was my great grandfather. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated and I would also be pleased to meet any relatives who might see this query. (Query posted 11/9/99) Alice Boyette

Other surnames in query: ABEL

I am looking for info on John GOSLEY who married Ellen L. ABEL in Sandy Hill Methodist Church May 26, 1868 - beleive they later moved to Essex, NY. In the marriage records John occupation - mechanic. According to a death certificate I have on their son, Edward, Ellen ABEL was born in Sandy Hill and John GOSLIN (GOSLEY) was born in St. John's, New Brunswick. Any help would be greatly appreciated. (Query posted 12/23/99) Bertha Sheridan

Looking for info on John GOULD who was born in NY, probably in Washington Co. He was born around 1780. He married Olive, maiden name unknown, in NY. About 1808 they had a son Jason born in NY. About 1814, their daughter Emily was born, probably in OH. (Query posted 5/13/99) Laureen

Other surnames in query: WEBSTER

Looking for information on the family of Elizabeth (GRAHAM) WEBSTER. She was born 6 July 1843 and died 8 January 1918. Daughter of Emmet and Josephine GRAHAM and wife of Allen WEBSTER who was b 4 October 1842 and died 9 January 1921. (Query posted 1/24/99) YOLE3

Winthrop GRAHAM is listed as an "Elector" in Fort Ann, Washington Co., NY, in 1795. Contact with anyone with information on this man would be appreciated. (Query posted 1/24/99) Yole3

Other surnames in query: BURCH

I am seeking any information about Benoni GRANT, who fought in the American Revolutionary War from Washington Co. Benoni may have been the father of William GRANT (wife is Lois BURCH), born in 1776. (Query posted 12/23/99) chyneon

Other surnames in query: BURCH

I am looking for the parents of William GRANT, born 1776. He married a lady from Easton named Lois BURCH, born 1778. (Query posted 12/1/99) Kent Grant

Other surnames in query: BOERCH/BOIRCH, GRANGER

I am seeking William GRANT and his wife, Lois BOERCH (or BOIRCH), both born in NY. On 10 June 1810 they had a son Billings GRANT born to them in Washington Co. I think he was born in Ft. Edward. Billings married Sarah Elizabeth GRANGER. I would like to know more about William and Lois. I do not know their birthdates, but I would imagine them to be born c1785. Any information would be appreciated. (Query posted 10/8/99) chyneon

I am looking for William GRANT and his wife, Lois, who were in Washington Co., NY census for the years 1810 thru 1860. In fact, there were two William GRANTS, and I'm not sure which one is my William. In 1810 both were in town #21010-40010. In 1840, one was in Greenwich and the other was in Granville. In 1850, one was in Ft. Edward and the other was in Whitehall. In 1860, one was in White Creek and the other was in Whitehall. My William had a son named Billings GRANT, born 10 June 1810. I don't know how many more children that were born of William and Lois BOERCH (?) I suspect both Williams died in Washington County and are probably burried there. Any help that can be rendered will be appreciated. (Query posted 8/6/99) Carol Grant

I believe George GRAY had two children both born in Argyle, Washington Co., NY. The first child, George, Jr., was born about 1812. The second child, Ann, was born 7 February 1816. Any information on this family would be helpful. (Query posted 3/3/99) NRGenee

Other surnames in query: MOREHOUSE

Looking for info on Thankful GRAY born 1757, location unknown, and married Isaac MOREHOUSE in 1776 in Washington Co., NY. Both died in Hebron in approximately 1835. (Query posted 2/7/99) Kathy Grossman

I am looking for information about the parents of Rhoby GREEN who was born in Washington Co. (per NY Census of 1855). Her mother was a pensioner of the Revolutionary War and her father was an officer. Her mother lived to c1843. I do not know either the mother or father's first name. (Query posted 10/7/99) Richard C. Bennett

Other surnames in query: RUDE, WORDEN

Looking for information about the family of John GREEN who married Abigail RUDE in Norwich, CT, on 27 December 1762. They lived in Canterbury, CT, when their first four children Alford, Achsah, Sabrah, and Asahel were born during the period from 1764 to 1774. I need to know when they came to the Town of Argyle, and from where. Family tradition says they came from RI, and I don't know where they were from 1774 to 1790 when John GREEN was enumerated in the Washington Co. census with 2 males over 16, 2 males under 16, and 6 females. Alford (Alphard) was also enumerated in the Town of Argyle with 1 male over 16, 1 males under 16 and 1 female. My ggg-grandfather, Asahel GREEN, married Christiana WORDEN on 2 Aug 1798 in Ft. Edward, and they had a family there. Did John and Abigail GREEN die in Washington County? Where are they buried? Any help will be most welcome, and I'm very willing to share what I have on this family. (Query posted 1/3/99) Lorna Wilkins

Other surnames in query: CLARK

I am working on the GREENE Family Geneolgy. I am seeking information concerning Mary T. CLARK, born c1808 in Grafton, RI. She married Joshua or Josiah S. GREENE, born in Providence, RI. Joshua or Josiah S. and Mary T. Clark would be my great-great grandparents. Any information would be most appreciated. (Query posted 9/20/99) Vvilledede


Eli GRIFFITH, was with a group of people from Whitehall, NY, who moved to Pike, NY c1806. Along with his wife and children, he took with him his father "Deacon GRIFFITH", who was an old man. (Was he a minister?) I am trying to find information concerning this GRIFFITH family, especially the names of the parents and siblings of Eli. Did he have a sister named Triphenia, who later married Leonard STIMPSON, and lived in the area of Leicester, NY, then to Gates Twp (Monroe) NY. Other families who were members of the group who moved to Pike, NY, are Peter GRANGER, Asahel NEWCOMB, Caleb POWERS, and Phineas HARVEY. Any clues to locate information on this GRIFFITH family will be greatly appreciated. (Query posted 7/13/99) Sherry Shelts

Other surnames in query: HATCH

Census records (several years) state that Sally GRISWOLD told the census taker that she was born in Washington Co., NY. Bible records and cemetary records from Naples, NY, state that her birthday was 6 October 1788. We know that she owned land with her husband Joseph HATCH in Penfield, NY, in 1815, and her children were born there before they moved to Naples. We know from Penfield records that there were GRISWOLDS from Washington Co. Sally and Joseph broke tradition of six generations of HATCHES who named their son Joseph, and named him Francis. It may have been an important name to Sally, perhaps her father's name??? We want to find out who her parents are. (Query posted 1/15/99) M. Smith


Other surnames in query: NORTON, MOODY

I am a descendant of Philander HALE born in 1802 in Granville or Hartford, Washington Co., NY. He was the son of Samuel HALE and Nancy NORTON HALE, residents of Hartford from at least 1800 until 1840 . Other than the land purchase in 1800 and the census records (without names of family) I have no evidence of the family of Samuel HALE or his ancestors. Family legend places him in the same HALE line as Nathan HALE, but with a different father who I think may have been John HALE who married Apphia MOODY. (Query posted 7/4/99) Winnie Sihon

Other surnames in query: HATCH

Philander HALE was born in Washington Co., NY, in 1801 or 1802. I am trying to find his parents. He moved to Warsaw, NY, by 1830 and married Clara HATCH. Could anyone give me info on the HALE family who were in Washington Co. at that time? (Query posted 5/10/99) Winnie Sihon

Other surnames in query: CLEMENTS

I am looking for information on a branch of the HALL family. A relative of mine, Bryant HALL was born 1806. Parents were possibly Jacob and Sarah HALL. Jacob's parents may have been Gideon HALL and Rachel CLEMENTS. (Query posted 9/30/99) Bryant Hall

Other surnames in query: DEWEY

Searching for information on the parents of Ellen Douglas HALLETT, born 5 July 1835, Hartford, Washington Co., NY; married 6 April 1854, Hartford, Washington Co., NY, to Benjamin Whitman DEWEY, born 5 June 1822, Hartford, Washington Co., NY, as his 2nd wife. Records indicate that Ellen's parents were Frederick and Rebecca A. HALLETT. (Query posted 6/18/99) Deborah Dewey

Other surnames in query: WEBSTER

I am searching for information on Levi HARD, born 1810 in Whitehall, Washington Co. According to familysearch, his parents are James HARD and Ruth WEBSTER, but I don't have anything else on them. Levi moved to Orleans Co. Any information on these three would be appreciated. (Query posted 10/1/99) Martha Mulford


Isaac HARLOW (born 26 July 1782, died 8 November 1855) and his wife, Abigail ATWATER HARLOW (born 1783, died 1869) are buried in a Whitehall cemetery. The cemetery is known by a couple of names: Low Hampton Cemetery, Sciota Cemetery, and Whitehall Cemetery. I would like to know if there is anything else inscribed on their tombstones besides dates, and relationship. There is a Gordon HARLOW, born 1818 and died 1850, could this be a son of Issac and Abigail? Also, are there any others buried there with the following surnames: ATWATER, ROGERS (John S., Arvilla or children), ROREWORK or ROUWORK or O'ROURKE (John, Betsey, or children), and MANCHESTER (John, Alvira, or children). (Query posted 5/6/99) Colleen Stokes

Other surnames in query: MARTYN

I am looking for information on Ransom HARLOW, his wife Annis MARTYN HARLOW and their children who lived in Whitehall. Ransom died in 1855 and is buried in Sciota Cemetery. Any information on his father, Isaac, would also be helpful. (Query posted 2/23/99) Marion Calvert

Other surnames in query: GRAHAM, MCQUARRIE

Seeking info about William HARPER who married possibly Sarah GRAHAM of West Hartford and lived in Fort Edward. He died before 1840, and she died after 1850 probably in Argyle. They had Robert, Elizabeth, Nancy, William, Martha and James, all born pre-1825. Jane HARPER, who married Daniel McQUARRIE of Argyle, may also have been a dau. (Query posted 3/28/99) Karen E. Griffin

James Monroe HARRINGTON, my great-greatgreat-grandpa, born 15 April 1822, was raised in Hebron Twp., Washington Co., NY. Is there anyone who can help me with a big favor by looking up the following information in the 1850 Federal census for NY? I found a reference to James M. HARRINGTON, of Washington Co., Hebron Twp. on page 295, id#6a1354274. I am trying to identify his wife, parents, place of birth, children, etc. Your assistance would help solve a long-time family mystery. (Quiery posted 10/7/99) Rob Esse

Other surnames in query: SHAW, WRIGHT

David HARRINGTON/HERRINGTON was married to Polly SHAW and lived in Hebron, Washington Co., NY where their children James Monroe HARRINGTON, 1822, Hannah HARRINGTON and Lewis HARRINGTON were born. James Monroe HARRINGTON married Charlotte A. WRIGHT, born c1825, possibly in Hebron. James and Charlotte, my great-great-great-grandparents, removed to WI where Charlotte died in 1875 at Bloomington, Grant Co., WI. James later lived and died in Austin, Mower Co., MN. They had several children with Adelia being my great-great-grandma. I am seeking their ancestors, dates for David, Polly, Hannah and Lewis, etc. I would LOVE to find some of my HARRINGTON/SHAW/WRIGHT cousins! Any leads would be greatly appreciated. Would be interested in hearing from professional (re: paid) researchers in the area. (Query posted 9/28/99) Rob Esse


Gilbert HARRIS, Sr. (Daniel, Daniel, Daniel, Thomas, William, John) (born 7 June 1735 Wallingford, CT, married 28 July 1757, Cornwall, CT, died c1808, Bolton, NY), and his wife Thankful TOWNSEND (ancestry unknown) (born c1735, died c1810, Sandy Hill, NY) were living with their family in Kingsbury, Washington Co., NY, before the Revolutionary War. Their 8 children were: 1. Jonathan (born 1757, bapt. 27 December 1757, Cornwall, CT, died 1828) married Eleanor WATSON (born ?, died 1847); 2. Noah (born 1759, bapt. December 1759, Cornwall, CT, died 1 June 1821, Kingsbury, NY), married Janet (JaneGRANDELL (born 1761, died 8 June 1822, Kingsbury, NY); 3. John; 4.Gilbert, Jr. (born c1760, died about September 1827, Sidney Twp. ON, CAN), married Samantha TYLER; 5. David, married 30 December 1788, Fredericksburgh Twp., ON, CAN, married Catherine PALMER; 6. Solomon (born 15 March 1772, Kingsbury, NY, died 15 March 1844, Frankford, ON, CAN) married 1 February 1798 Mary GERMAN (born c1776, Fort Edward, NY, died c1816, ON, CAN); 7. James married Elizabeth MCLEAN; and 8. Phebe married Nathan DURKEE. This information is compiled from a variety of sources and may contain errors. I would like to correspond with other descendants and relatives of this family, which split during the Revolutionary War, as did many families. Three children remained in the US: Noah, John, and Jonathan, who resided in Sandy Hill (Washington Co., NY) and was the father of Townsend HARRIS, 1st US Ambassador to Japan. The other five children emigrated to Ontario, Canada. (Query posted 1/15/99) Carl Strand

Other surnames in query: IVES, MARTIN

I am trying to find out information on my ancestors, Willard and Lorinda (IVES) HASTINGS, and Willard's mother, Polly or Mary (MARTIN) HASTINGS who lived in Whitehall, Washington Co., NY, approximately between 1835-1840, before they left by ship to move to the Midwest. Willard had a son named Sidney W. HASTINGS. They were all born in Windsor Co., VT, and lived in the vicinity of Baltimore, Windsor Co., VT, before moving to Whitehall. According to the Baltimore records, they left Baltimore to move to Whitehall, NY, about 1835. They traveled by canal/great lakes about 1840 and settled in Paw Paw Grove, Lee Co., IL. I want to know if there are any records of other children being born to Willard and Lorinda between 1835 and 1840 and any court records, land records, ship records, etc.--just any thing that might be there. I know Willard and Lorinda had 7 children between 1833 and 1854 but don't know who the early ones were besides Sidney. Willard and Lorinda were my great-great-great grandparents. Sidney was my grandfather's name sake and I am Sidney III. (Query posted 9/29/99) Sid Hall

Other surnames in query: REED

Seeking info on Eliza HATCH who was born 19 January 1808 in Whitehall and her sister, Lavina, who was born 4 April 1801 in Whitehall. Their mother's name was said to have been Elizabeth, but that was all I found. The girls grew up in Randolph Township, Crawford Co., PA. I saw in a Crawford Co. history book that another HATCH who lived in Randolph Township was also born in Whitehall July 7, 1803. I think he may be a brother, but have no proof. Calvin's parents' names were Samuel HATCH and Elizabeth REED. (Query posted 12/22/99) Diane Morris

My great-great-grandfather was Mathew Vine HATCH, son of Almon HATCH. I know that Mathew was born in Whitehall, Washington Co., NY. Any connections? (Query posted 9/28/99) Sue Olson

Looking for info on Roswell HATCH who was born c1785 in NY and died September 1858 in Hatch Hollow, Amity Twp, Erie Co., PA. Roswell had 2 brothers, Jason (died in IN) and Abraham. Their father may have been William HATCH, son of Matthew of Whitehall, Wasington Co., NY. Does anyone have proof of this connection or know who their parents were? (Query posted 7/17/99) Dean Hatch

I am researching the HAVENS family. William HAVENS, Samuel HAVENS and Rhodes HAVENS were in Hartford, Washington Co., NY, between 1790 - 1810. Samuel was born about 1774 -1784, removed to St. Lawrence Co., NY. Rhodes was born 1770 -1780, may have moved to Adams, Jefferson Co., NY. William may be the father to Samuel and Rhodes, his whereabouts after 1810 is unknown. (Query posted 9/28/99) Cathy Kuhl

Other surnames in query: BIRDSALL

We are looking for info on Sylvanus HAWLEY/HOLLY, born in Whitehall, Washington Co. or Gainsville, Wyoming Co., NY. He was born 9 September 1790 and died 3 June 1820. He married Mary Ann BIRDSALL, born 13 January 1769 and died 30 March 1840 in Hall's Corners, Orangeville, Wyoming Co., NY. Any help at all would be great appreciated. (Query posted 5/20/99) Jon

Other surnames in query: EATON, CARPENTER

Ephraim HOLLEY/HAWLEY was born 12 February 1787 in Washington Co., NY. He died 12 June 1874 in Chester, Warren Co., NY. I would like his parents names. Also, I believe his first marriage was circa 1814, but to whom? We believe she was an EATON. We know they had at least two children, George and Eunice. Ephraim's second marriage was to Betsy CARPENTER, circa 1831. Any information would be appreciated. (Query posted 5/7/99) Anna Herrera

Ebenezer HEATH, 1775-1852, and his 1st wife, Ruth, 1763-1817, are both buried in the Camden Valley Cemetery, they had eight children. Ebenezer and his 2nd wife, Mary?, had 13 children. Two known sons, William Orlando and Hiram Alphonso, went to Onondaga Co. Hiram A. was in the Civil War, still waiting for his service and pension records. Ebenezer might be the son of Samuel HEATH and Thankful, maiden name unknown. I have collected over 20,000 family group sheets on the early families of the Old Cambridge District, the now towns of Cambridge, Jackson and White Creek. I am happy to trade info with anyone working on families that lived there from the colonial to the Civil War period. (Query posted 9/27/99) Richard Hillenbrand

I have several HEATH'S who were born in Washington Co., NY. I am looking for anyone else who has information on HEATH'S in Washington Co., starting in the mid-1700's to the early 1800's. (Query posted 7/11/99) LBlake9959

I am trying to tie Jacob HENDERSON, born c1800 NY, to the Revolutionary War soldier James HENDERSON who lived in Washington Co., NY, in the 1780's-1820's. Jacob HENDERSON married Thurza ? and moved to Lapeer Co., MI, from NY. I have several hypotheses that have led me in this direction. The most compelling reasons for my belief that this is the right family is the use of the male family name Zina. Zina, I believe, is a son of James HENDERSON who also lived in Jefferson Co., NY. Jacob HENDERSON'S son, who is my 3d great grandfather, was named Zina HENDERSON. Another family name is Alfonzo. If any of this sounds familiar, please let me know. Also, if you have any info to refute this, please inform me so I can bark up another tree, as it were. (Query posted 1/24/99) Greg Lamberson

Other surnames in query: LINDSAY

Looking for any additional information on Joseph HENNAGIN, came to Ft. Ann 1781. Not on the 1790 census, but possible sons David, Joel, John and Joseph Jr. are there in 1790. John HENEGAN (various spellings) married Elizabeth LINDSAY ; Hannah HENEGAN married John LINDSAY. Need any info on these HENEGANS. (Query posted 1/15/99) Martha Cieglo

Other surnames in query: FARLEY, FARNSWORTH, WHITCOMB

We are searching for the parents of Bellona, George M. & Joseph G. HEWITT. We believe their mother was named Lydia ? The father died when they were young and his mother migrated to Cayuga Co., NY. George M. HEWITT, born 12 May 1815, Fort Ann, Washington Co., NY, married 30 September 1834, Steuben Co., NY to Mary(Polly)Ann FARLEY, born13 May 1816, Springwater, NY (daughter of Jesse FARLEY and Betsey FARNSWORTH). Joseph G. HEWITT, born c1812 in NY, married Louisa ?, born NY. Bellona HEWITT, born 1 April 1806 in NY, married 6 April 1825 to Levi FARNSWORTH, born 8 August 1803 in Fleming, Cayuga Co., NY. Betsey FARNSWORTH and Levi FARNSWORTH'S parents are Solomon FARNSWORTH (born 1762 in Granville, NY) and Cynthia WHITCOMB (born 7 February 1770) daughter of Scottaway WHITCOMB and Mary ? ("Sleeper News", registered earmarks in 1790 at Granville, NY.) (Query posted 11/9/99) Suzanne Cooke

Looking for any information on the family of Russell HICKOK who supposedly settled at Ft. Edward after 1842. Russell was the son of Simeon HICKOK of Poultney, Rutland Co., VT. Interested in children of Russell. (Query posted 9/29/99) Jim Leogue

Searching for further information on Mary HOAG, born 23 March 1814 in Granville, and her family. Appreciate any help - I have information on her further dates and locations. (Query posted 5/6/99) Mary Holmes

Other surnames in query: LOCKWOOD

Looking for information on Mary HOAG, born 23 March 1814 in Granville, Washington Co. NY., married Randolph LOCKWOOD in Lyndon, Cattaragus Co., NY, in March 1839. Mary's father may have been Elijah HOAG, born in VT, who served in the Revolutionary War. Was her mother Rhoda? (Query posted 3/7/99) Loretta Craig

Other surnames in query: LOCKWOOD

I am searching for further information on Mary HOAG, born 23 March 1814 in Granville, Washington Co. NY, or info on her parents and other family. Mary married Randolph LOCKWOOD in Lyndon, Cattaragus Co., NY, on 5 March 1839, so moved from Granville sometime before 1839. Appreciate any information tht might help me extend this family back. (Query posted 3/4/99) Mary

Looking for information on Isaac HODGES, born 7 June 1729 New Haven, CT. Moved to Philip's Patent, NY. Had son Philip HODGES, born 12 December 1775. Looking to tie these generations together. Any information would be helpful. (Query posted 1/3/99) Richard L. Ashmun

I am looking for any information regarding the Norman HOOKER family that was living in Whitehall, Washington Co., NY, as shown in the 1810 NY Census. Note: Norman was in the war of 1812. (Query posted 6/25/99) Phil Pollock

Other surnames in query: PETTIS, AUCHMUTY

Looking for information about the HOPKINS family of Ft. Edward. Martin was born in So. Kingston, RI, in 1773; died in Ft. Edward 31 January 1854. His first wife was Sarah (Sally) PETTIS, daughter of Matthew PETTIS and Alice (??AUCHMUTY??). She was born in 1776 and died 2 July 1829. Both are buried in the Hopkins Cemetery in Argyle. Need data on their parents, children, and Martin's second marriage to Phebe (??). Will exchange information. (Query posted 7/13/99) Lorna Wilkins

I am looking for information of my great-great-grandfather Jekiel W. HORTON who married Elizabeth B. This information comes from my great-grandfather's marriage record. They had 5 children, I only know two names for sure Jemima and Andrew Jackson, and think one was named John W. From Washington Co. they went to Oneida Co., NY, then on to WI where my grandfather was born. The name Jekiel is not a common name so hope it rings a bell with someone. (Query posted 8/1/99) Glenna Henderson

Other surnames in query: CURTIS

I am interested in exchanging/gathering any information on all descendants of Abel and Hepsabeth (CURTIS) HOWARD of Greenwich, Washington County, NY. They had: William, ca. 1797-1877; Permilia, 1799-ca.1849; Almira, 1799-1878; Eleanor, 1801-1872; Hiram, 1803-ca.1865; Hepsaba, 1805-1887; Mary, 1808-1890; Archibald, 1810-1859; Abel, Jr., 1812-1875; Isaac, 1814-1891; James, 1817-1888; Ann Marie, 1820-1890. Mary never married and Ann Marie had no children of her own. All the rest married and had issue. I have names of over 2000 descendants in my database. Desperately need parents/ancestors of both Abel and his wife Hepsabeth. (Query posted 9/27/99) Leona Gustafson

Jacob HOWARD lived in 1800 in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY. Source: 1800 Fed. Census, NYS. This was the only information that I was given. I would be very grateful if anyone could look this person up in the census and let me know the people listed as well as the information about each one. Also there was a Jacob HOWARD who lived in 1835 in Washington Co., NY. Source Title: The 1841 Pensioners List, New York State. If anyone has access to either of these documents, I would appreciate any further info. that might be listed. (Query posted 7/17/99) Nancy Rose

Other surnames in query: BROWN

Am searching for parents or descendants of Hugh HUGHES who came to America in 1892 and settled in Granville, Washington Co., NY. Also searching for parents or descendants of Harry BROWN who came to America from England in 1889 and settled in Granville, Washington Co., NY. He married Margaret Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh HUGHES. (Query posted 2/7/99) Bob Hullette

Other surnames in query: WILLIAMS, SURRELL

My greatgrandfather, Hugh HUGHES immigrated to Granville, NY, from Caple Curig, North Wales, in the late 1880's with a large family, one of whom was my grandfather, Richard HUGHES. Hugh was married in Elizabeth WILLIAMS, also of Caple Curig. I am looking for ancestors of my great-grandfather and his wife. Also looking for family in VT related to my grandmother, Lena HUGHES SURRELL. Any help will be appreciated. (Query posted 1/10/99) Lee Nordberg

Lot HULL, his wife and infant were in the 1800 census for Whitehall. The name of his wife, and the name and date of birth of the child are sought. What happened to wife and child? Lot remarried in 1814 without any dependents. (Query posted 7/13/99) John White

Other surnames in query: MacDONALD

Seek info on the parents of George W. HUNT, age 33, and his wife Sarah E. (MacDONALD?) HUNT, age 22, who appear on the 1880 U.S. Census of Ft. Ann, Washington Co., NY. He is described as being a "boatman" and is alleged by a descendant to have been involved in trade along the Erie Canal. Any info sincerely appreciated. (Query posted 10/8/99) Gerry Feeley

Seeking infor on Lyman T. HUNT that was born in Washington Co., NY, on 21 April 1836. I found that information in an OLD journal of my gggrandmother's. She married his son Warren HUNT. From what I can tell, Lyman HUNT moved to Crawford Co., PA, before 1860. I have no information on his parents. Anything info would be helpful. (Query posted 2/28/99) Brenda

I am searching for the father of my ancestor Samuel HURD, born 1791 in Oneida Co., NY, and married in Camillus, Onondaga Co., NY, in 1812. The probable father is Joseph HURD, (wife Deliverance) who is in Onondaga Twn., Onondaga Co., NY, in 1800 census, but not in the 1790 census. There are Joseph HURDS in Mamakating, Ulster Co. and in Kingsbury, Washington Co. in 1790 census of NY State. I am looking for any info that would help me to identify this Joseph of Kingsbury as an ancestor or eliminate him. (Query posted 3/14/99) Peggarry


William HUTTON was born c1830, emigrated from Paisley, Scotland to NY, lived [Skenesborough] Whitehall 10 years, to Putnam Station 1784, maybe married (1) Christean, married (2) Jane CORBET[T] 1757 Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland. They had children: 1] Margaret, c1758 -c1828, married George EASTON 1781 and went to Putnam 1785; 2] Nancy/Agnes, 1761-1842, married Alexander CORBETT 1784 Abbey Parish, Paisley, Scotland; 3] John, c1764 Paisley - 1801, drowned Rideau River near Perth, Ontario, married Tabitha HASKINS c1792 NY; 4] Jane/Jean, died 1843, married either or both John GOURLIE, James M. CARTER; 5] Hannah, c1767 - 1852/54, married Robert CUMMINGS 1789 Argyle, NY; 6] ?Ann; 7] William, c1771 - c1815, drowned Lake Champlain in an ice break, maybe married Mary CUMMINGS 1802 NY; 8] Peter, born Whitehall, NY, c1773 - 1847, buried Putnam, NY, married Janet SHIELL/SHIEL/SHIELDS 1805; 9] Marah/Mariah, c1783 -1836, married James CRAIG 1805, Ticonderoga, NY, and maybe 10] Eugenia. Records in those of Putnam Presbyterian Church, NY, Johnson's History of Washington Co HY 1737-1878, Will of John HUTTON 1816, cemetery gravestones, MISSING LINKS #40, 1965 Putnam NY families, genealogical publication of NY state, William HUTTON'S 1781 petition to the governor-in-chief, petition sponsored by Skene, 1800 and 1810 census of NY. Any other information appreciated. (Query posted 10/6/99) Sherry Kaseberg


William HUTTON came to Putnam, NY in 1783-4 from Paisley, Scotland after purchasing a land grant. He settled in the eastern portion of the county in the area now known as Putnam Station. At the time the area was called "Hutton's Bush." He was a shoemaker and lived in a large white house from which early church services were held before the building of the Presbyterian Church at Putnam. His son-in-law Alexander CORBET came in 1795 with his family. His children (known): Agnes, born 1752 (married to Alexander CORBET); William HUTTON, Jr. (married to Nancy EASTON ); Peter HUTTON (married to Janet SHIEL); John Hutton. 0ne of his granddaughters, Jennie, married James L. CUMMINGS of Putnam. His grandson, Peter W. HUTTON, married Mary Jane MICKLEJOHN of Putnam. His grandson Robert married Mary Isabella CUMMINGS of Putnam. Any information on the early history of Putnam, history of the United Presbyterian Church at Putnam, or on any of these families appreciated. (Query posted 5/10/99)

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