Other Surnames in query:  PAUL, ROBINSON

My ancestor Thomas HALL is listed in the 1800 Church Ledger of the Argyle Presbyterian Church. He bought a farm in Hebron and raised a family there. His family joined the Hebron United Presbyterian Church in 1828.

Thomas was born in Ireland abt. 1757 and died in Salem, NY, in 1844. It is believed that John HALL who married Nancy Agness ROBINSON, is a brother to Thomas. Thomas and his wife Sarah ? are buried next to John and Agness HALL in a very small cemetery, which now lies in the middle of a corn field. in Argyle, NY. 

Thomas and Sarah had a son John William HALL born 15 April 1808 in Hebron, NY. John W. married Margaret PAUL of Argyle NY. From Thomas Hall's will I know that he had a daughter named Susan and "other" children. 

I would be interested in contacting anyone who has any information on this family. (Posted 5/9/00) Kathy Caswell Rinke


I am interested in information regarding Robert HARPER, of Fort Ann, Washington County. I am also interested in information regarding his son, Alexander HARPER.   (Posted 4/23/00) Almon Harper


Does anybody know if there any connection between the Harsha family of Washington County, NY and the Harshas of Washington County, Pennsylvania? (Washington Co, Pa. is south of Pittsburgh.)

In 1838 a John W. Harsha graduated from the Associated Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Canonsburg, Washington Co., Pa. and went (returned?) to Argyle, New York. I have not been able to connect John W. with any Harsha family in Washington Co., Pennsylvania. There are not many Harshas in either NY or Pennsylvania in the 1830s and the distance between the two counties seems like a long way to go to attend theological seminary.  (Posted 4/17/00) Walter Whitcher

Other surnames in query:  HAYFORD

Looking for any info on the family of Timothy HIGGINS and wife Ruth HAYFORD Higgins, who were originally from Massachusetts. They were members of the First United Presbyterian Congregation Church in Cambridge, Washington County, NY from about 1804 to about 1812. Their children; Hardin P., Timothy Jr., Lydia, Philothe, Ruth, Chloe, Elias, Ebenezer, and Polly were christened there in 1804 and 1806. Polly, the youngest, was probably born near Cambridge. From 1812 to 1820 the families whereabouts are unknown. The family moved to Ohio in 1820 and it is possible that some of the children stayed in Washington County. Also, the father and brother of Ruth Hayford HIGGINS. Webster HAYFORD; died 11 Nov 1819 and Webster HAYFORD Jr.; died 28 Sep 1822, both of whom are buried in the Cambridge White Meeting-House Burying Grounds in Cambridge. Thank you.  (Posted 4/29/00) Dennis L. Bright


Civil War records for Linus HOLCOMB, son of Levi and Jane HOLCOMB. Can not find out if he joined from New York or Vermont? Can anyone help with this info?  E-mail me if you have any info. Thanks.  (Posted 4/23/00)  Ruth Stevens

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