Herkimer/Montgomery County Queries for February 16 - 28, 1997



Janelle Price Fri Feb 28
STARKWEATHER, Leonard A., b. August 8, 1814 in Herkimer Co., New York. Married Polly THOMPSON, born 1824 in New York. Am interested in parentage of both. Leonard and Polly Starkweather moved to Jones Co., Iowa in 1852. Children are: Adelia, Lucy J., Charlotte A., Ann E., Mary A., and Ida L.. I am a descendant of Mary A. Starkweather BURCH. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.



Patti Martin Fri Feb 28 1997
I am descended from an Eliza M. CORNUE of Montgomery County who married Henry F. WES(T)COT(T) in Montgomery Co. in 1848. They were listed in the 1855 state census with daughter Alice Adelaide, my g-grandmother. Would like to find parents of both Eliza and Henry. His obituary suggests his birth was in Syracuse, but nothing has matched so far. She was possibly of the Dutch Reformed church, but the marriage was in the Lutheran Reformed Church.



Martha Lev-ZionThu 27 Feb 1997
My grandfather was orphaned at the age of ten and was taken in by his mother's brother, Jonas S. BARNET who founded Barnet Leather. I understand that it was one of the major employers in the Little Falls area in the second half of the 19th century. I am trying to locate any information about Jonas, his family and his brothers and their families. I assume that any book written about the history of Little Falls, NY must include information about Jonas et al. Would you know where I might find such a book? Do you know how I could get any historical background - newspapers, magazines and the like about Jonas S. BARNET? Is there a Jewish Historical Society in that area? (Am I asking you too many questions??) Any help you can give me or any direction to which you can point me would be deeply appreciated!! Thank you in advance!



Helen Wed 26 Feb 1997
Three generations of HAMILTONs lived in Montgomery County and the focus of my research is the Town of Charlestown.

Firstly, John Hamilton with his wife Mercy CORNISH who emigrated from Conn. They had 8 children: Esther who married Samuel TYLER, Silas who married Achsah BARNES, William who married Hannah Barnes, John (my direct ancestor; 1768-1841) who married Dolly CAMPBELL of Conn (1772-1858), David who married Sally SLOAN, Solomon who married Mercy SPRING and then Sally HERRICK, Lucy who married Frederick HARRIS (parents of Hamilton & Ira who were in politics) and Mercy who married Luther Barnes.

Secondly, John and "Dolly" Hamilton's family: Nancy, Hannah, Dorothy (1799-1891) who married a Philip SCHUYLER and remarried a David SHIBLEY, John who married a Lydia ALLEN, Anna (1802-1880) who married a Benjamin BURCH, William (1805-1901)who married a Thankful Burch and remarried a Phebe BASSET, Henry (my ggg-grandfather; 1807-1895) who married Emeline SHEPARD (had 5 children; 1807-1838) and remarried a Mary Ann KELLER, Samuel who married a Elida VASBURGH and Harvey who married an Electa BURNAP.

Thirdly, Henry and Emeline Hamilton's family: Norman (my great-great grandfather), Horace, Mercy (1834-1928) who married a William GARLOCK, Minerva, Pamelia who married a Joshua SMITH, Nancy who married Sanford BALLOU, Charles who married Matilda LEWIS, Dorotha (1844-1936) who married a Samuel MOYER, John who married an Alice BEAMAN, Solomon who married an Emonette (1848-1912)WALKER, Emily?/Emma who married a Jacob CARR (1850-1913), George, Mary who married a Herbert ELWELL and remarried a Wilbur SIMMONS, Menzo who married a Laura WEBB. Norman, Horace, Pamelia, Charles and John emigrated to Iowa. Nancy and Menzo emigrated to California.

No collection of these Hamilton descendants is known to exist. I am tracing all lines and have more dates on people listed above. I believe some Schuylers and Garlocks remain in this area. I am interested in Barnes history (descendant of Comfort Barnes of MA) as three Barnes married three Hamilton's and I have been unable to trace these lines. Many of the Hamilton relatives are buried in the Charleston Four Corners cemetery. One Elvira Hamilton (1844-1900) married a Hiram MONTANYE (1838-1917). They are buried in Esperance. Am interested in expanding on this line also. HelenH58@AOL.com



Kerry W. Holloway Wed Feb 26 1997
I am looking for information on one, maybe two individuals named Judson PERRY. He is listed in the 1800 VT census, again in the 1810 (Herkimer County, Russia) and 1860 NY census, and the 1840 and 1850 CT census. The facts that I have are that he was born in 1809, was married to an Aurelia F. COATES in Hebron, CT in 1831 and lived in Montville CT where he died in 1856. He had three children: Almon Franklin Perry b.1832 (from whom I have descended), Theodore I. Perry, b. 1835, and Amanda A. Perry, b. 1842.

It is my suspicion that there are two Judson Perrys. I believe that the senior Judson was listed in the VT (Rutland area, possibly Castleton or Tinmouth) as a young single man, moved to NY where he married and in the 1810 Herkimer County census had a son and daughter under 10 yrs of age. The son was possibly named Judson and removed to CT where he married in 1831 in Hebron, CT and moved on to Montville, CT. The fact that he named his son Almon may be of some significance.

I am looking for any information on either Judson Perry specifically from the Herkimer County area. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Another name that popped up in my research is a David Perry as having located in Herkimer County. Is there possibly any relation? Thank you, Kerry W. Holloway.



Carol A. Haagensen Tue Feb 25 1997
I am looking for any information on the ESTES family who lived in Montgomery County around 1841. I only have the name of one child (Mary Catharine Estes) who was born in the county, in that year. So, if you have ANYTHING about the Estes family, I would appreciate you contacting me. Your information, no matter how small or great, will be more than I have now! Thanks!



Paul F. Cole Tues Feb 25 1997
My father, John W. COLE, Jr., was born in possibly Ilion in June 1894. John W. Cole Jr. had two brothers, Almond and Star, and a sister Marion. He married Cecile E. TRACY and had three children. I'm also the grandson of John W. Cole, who I also think was born in Ilion, in 1859 and whose wife's name was Emma MINER. Any information about the Coles greatly appreciated.



Chuck Leitt Tues Feb 25 1997
I'm looking for family members who are related to Henry LEITT who immigrated to the US in 1850 from either Germany or Denmark. Henry settled in Fonda, Montgomery Co. and was in the 153rd Volunteer Regiment during the Civil War.



Roger N. Whiting Sun Feb 23 1997
Austin GRIFFIN. Various spelling of surname include Griffen and GRIFFITH(S). Seeking further information Austin Griffin family. He may be son of James and Elizabeth (Austin) Griffin of Richmond, Washington Co, RI. Austin Griffin was located at Albany Co, NY by 1800, Onondaga Co, NY by 1810, and Fleming Twp, Cayuga Co, NY by 1830. Possible sons include Alansan, Jonathan and Austin. Austin Jr located at Stark, Herkimer Co, NY by 1850.



Richard Anderson Sun Feb 23 1997
My great grandfather Park Benjamin COLE (11/29/1851 Fowler - 12/01/1910 MI) m. Mary Rebecca BUCKLIN (4/21/1852 Little Falls - 1/19/1911 MI) in Fowler 6/10/1871. I can't find out who his parents were or anything else about him. Can you help?? Thanks! Richard Anderson. reago@aol.com



Stephen DeLorenzo Sun Feb 23 1997
I am looking for any info on DellaPosta and SPINE from Frankfort, Herkimer County and DeLORENZO from Amsterdam, Montgomery County.



Linda Stark Sat Feb 22 1997
CHADWICK, MURRAY, and DODGE: Seymour MURRAY was b. 24 Aug 1797 Fairfield, Herkimer Co, NY. He served for a short time as a drummer during the War of 1812, stationed at Sackett's Harbor, Jefferson Co, NY. In 1818 he was living in Theresa, NY as the first shoemaker in that area. He md. Laura CHADWICK on 5 Sep 1818 in Philadelphia, Jefferson Co, NY. They had 3 daughters (b. betw. 1819 & 1830) while they were living in Philadelphia, NY. A fourth dau. (my ancestor) Lois Ellen Murray was b. after they moved to Lowville, Lewis Co or Westmoreland in Oneida Co, NY (I think).

Seymour d. in Lowville, NY in 1845. Their 3rd dau., Orphana King MURRAY, md. John Dempster DODGE in Philadelphia, NY on 17 Nov 1848. Seymour's widow, Laura, apparently moved back to Philadelphia, NY where she died 14 Nov 1878. Their 4th daughter, Lois Ellen Murray md. Rev. John Edmund BATTIN (b. 1824 NYC) and they lived most of their lives in Wethersfield Springs, Wyoming Co, NY. I would appreciate any info anyone would like to send me on these families. I have some info to share on the Murray line. Need info especially on the Chadwick line. Reply via e-mail please: LINSTARK@aol.com



Paul Horvat Sat Feb 22 1997
In the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, V. 53, No. 1, starting on page 2, I see reference to the Richard ELLWOOD, b. ca. 1748 as being the possible son of Thomas Ellwood, a Quaker. I was wondering if anyone had seen any similar refernce or perhaps has solved the mystery as to who his parents might be. Would love to hear from my Ellwood cousins out there.



George G Metzger Sat Feb 22 1997
I am looking for information on a Susan SCOTT. She died in a train wreck in Cook County, IL on 25 Apr 1853. She had been on an extended visit to her daughter Jane Scott VASEY in Elgin, IL. She had been a resident of Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY and very active in the Methodist church for 19 years according to a Chicago, IL obituary of 27 Apr 1853. I'm looking for an obituary in a local NY newspaper. I'm hoping to find out her maiden name.

Susan Scott 52, is listed in the 1850 Census of Little Falls, Herkimer, NY as being born in VT, along with the rest of her family: Robert Scott 53, Susan Scott 52, Jane Scott 28, John Scott 22, Robert Scott Jr. 16, Susan Scott 14, Ann Scott 15, and Martha Scott 77. Another daughter Nancy Scott 27, married James OWEN and is listed in the 1850 census of Whitestown, Oneida, NY.

I am also looking for marriages of Jane Scott to George VASEY and Nancy Scott to James Owen c.1841. Any help in adding to the info on this family will be greatly appreciated. George G. Metzger



rod seyfert Sat Feb 22 1997
The person I am looking for is Charlton SMITH, my gr.gr.grandfather. Actually,it is his parents, grandparents and so on that I am looking for. Charlton Smith was born January 19,1837 in New York somewhere along the Erie Canal. His father's name was Allen Lawrence Smith. His mothers name was Narcissa SHARP, Sharp being her maiden name.



Nathan Carpenter Sat Feb 22 1997
Henry G. KLOCK, b.14 Apr 1811, Herkimer/Montgomery Co. NY m. Lany DYGERT, dau. of Adam Dygert and Jane DUESLER. Known children: George A. (b.1833, NY), Jane Ann (b.1837 NY), Mary E. (b.1847, IN). The family was among the earliest settlers of Steuben Co., IN, arriving in 1838 with Lany's parents and brothers. Looking for information on Henry's ancestry. Nathan Carpenter.



David Wyble Fri Feb 21 1997
Looking for a Conrad WABLE (WABEL), christian in 1774 in Stone Arabia, Palatine, Montgomery County NY, or any other Wabel information to continue with my past. The only information I have on Conrad is the 1790 Census in Orange County. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Dave.



Janice R. Burton Fri Feb 21 1997
HASLAM-McDOUGAL-BLEEKMAN-PERKINS: Need parents of Ann Eliza____?, b. ca 31 Dec 1809, Johnstown, Montgomery Co. NY. She m. William Haslam ca 1840, where?. Their child William Henry Haslam b. 31 Jan 1842 (baptized in Albany). William Henry m. Etta Rachel BRADY. Their child, William Dean Haslam was b. 24 Sep 1866 in Salisbury Center, Herkimer Co. NY. In 1867, he and his parents were living in Stratford, Fulton, Co. NY.

In 1870, Ann Eliza and a 2nd husband, George SWABS, were living with John F. McDougal, in Salisbury, Herkimer Co. NY. Assorted McDougals lived in Stratford, Fulton Co., Salisbury, Herkimer Co., and Johnstown, Montgomery Co. NY. They were often living with or near Bleekman and Perkins families. Are they all related? How? Willing to exchange.



Ray Greene Fri Feb 21 1997
Looking for information on James H. GREENE who married Electa RIGGS CRANE. They lived in Amsterdam, Montgomery County in the 1870's. I believe they were married in 1868 in Amsterdam. Any information on James H. Greene would be appreciated. I am also interested in information on their childern, Hattie Greene (b.1872), Albert (b.1874) or Henry Greene (b. 1878). All were born in Amsterdam, NY.



Nan Dixon Thu Feb 20 1997
McFARLAN: Andrew McFarlan, b 31 Oct 1810, was a son of Robert and Elisabeth (HOUSE) McFarlan of Ft Plain, Montgomery Co. Did he marry? Did he have children? Need all information.



Daystar Thu 20 Feb 1997
My great-great grandmother was Lydia McGILL from County Cork Ireland. She lived in Oneida County, which I am told was part of Herkimer/Montgomery. I don't know her DOB, but her daughter, Dorcas, was born in 1875. Lydia married a man with the surname of VAUGHN. Dorcas married a DESIR, then a WHITE, (later spelled WHYTE). There was a family farm in the area of Oneida or Syracuse.



Paul Kelly Wed Feb 19 1997
Looking for any information on any SIXBERRY/SIXBURY families who were from the Mohawk Valley area. My 4th gr-grandfather Robert Sixberry b. March 6, 1763 - Where? Marrried Betsey HOOVER (sister to Captain John Hoover), Little Falls Herkimer Co. @1799? Died: LeRay, Jefferson Co., Oct. 23, 1873. According to Appendix A - Tryon County Militia from the two-volume set of books "Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families" by Maryly B. Penrose, C.G., A.S.I. See http://www.rootsweb.com/~nytryon/history2.html - there were four Sixberry's who joined the Third regiment of the Tryon County militia. Is my Robert Sixberry related to these Mohawk Valley Sixberry's?



Warren Dodge Tue Feb 18 1997
Hi, I am searching for any information on Warren DODGE, from Herkimer County. Served in the Civil War in the following companies--9th,11th, 20th, 21st Cavalry---1st Mounted Rifles ---16th Artillery---14th, 30th, 65th, 67th, 81st Infantry. Thank you for anyone who knows anything.Note:This query points out a common research problem in looking for our Civil War ancestors. Often you'll find that there were a number of men with the same name and all records must be checked into.



Carol A. Haagensen Tue Feb 18 1997
I am looking for ancestors/descendents from J.E.L. CAREY who lived in Montgomery County around the 1840's. The known information I have is that he was an uncle to Mary Catherine ESTES, also of Montgomery County. The family moved to Adair County, Iowa. However, I am hoping to find more information about the ESTES, CAREY, OR WAGER family. As always, I would be delighted to exchange information! Thank you!



Phil Nixon Tue Feb 18 1997
Need to locate deeds of James PHELPS 1790 census in Harpersfield, Montgomery Co., NY. He is in Oxford, Chenango Co., NY 1800 census. Has son Alexander who about 1795 married Catherine HAVEN, daughter of Asa and Mary MELLEN Haven. Trying to identify James by name of wife on the deeds. She is not on Chenango Co. deed. He sold that property to one of his other sons Rufus. Rufus moved to Erie Co., PA with wife Honor. Resided with son Luman in 1850 census. Would like to prove his wife is Rebecca CURTIS. Have more of Alex's children info: Cyrus of Killawog, Broome Co., NY; Chauncy of Cincinatus, Cortland Co., NY. Looking for spouses for their sisters, including Rebecca Phelps.



sibeau Mon 17 Feb 1997
PETRIE, Ruben: b. Oct. 14 1803 somewhere in New York. I know he lived in Herkimer County in 1833 as his son John was born there that year. Thank you! Email: sibeau@trader.com



Nan Dixon Sun Feb 16 1997
LYONS, HOUSE: Margaretha House, daughter of Johann Jost and Ottilia (WAGNER) House married, as her third husband, Hosea Lyons/Lines/Leines. They had two known children: Johann Jost LYONS b 7 Nov 1781 and Daniel LYONS b 8 Feb 1780 and bp at the Stone Arabia Lutheran Church, Montgomery Co. Need any information on Hosea/Hoseas/Joseas LYONS and his children.



Shirley Becker Sun Feb 16 1997
Looking for any info Lucius PLUE m to Ruth A. from PA was 29 in 1880 census worked on farm Charleston Montgomery Co; 2 children John L. and Nellie. Soundex card had a note that no one understands," see Clive Lucius" Anyone know what it means? He is my ggrandfather.



Shirley Farone Sun Feb 16 1997
HAGEL (HEAGLE-HEGEL-HEKELSON): I believe my ggg-grandmother was Catrina Hagel who married Johannes LINGENFELTER 23 Nov 1778 in Montgomery County, N. Y. Her parents were probably Michael and Eva? Hagel of Germany. I would like to correspond with HAGEL researchers who may have knowledge about this family. Also, would like to know Eva's maiden name and anything about their German origins.



Shirley Farone Sun Feb 16 1997
ERGERSINGER/ARGERSINGER: Catrina Ergersinger married Michael LINGENFELTER 22 November 1774 in Montgomery County, N. Y. I would like to correspond with anyone doing research on the ERGERSINGER family or anyone who has this name anywhere on his or her charts. I believe there are descendants of this family still in New York State. Thank you.



Jmanahan Sun 16 Feb 1997
Anthony VANDERPOOL/VANDERPOEL, b. Kinderhook NY 1745, supposedly married a woman 1/2 Mohawk Indian named Elizabeth. His family disowned him because of it, and they ended up in Bradford Co. Pa. Anthony Vanderpool's sister Elizabeth married John VANBUREN, son of Martin Vanburen. They're all entertwined with Sir William JOHNSON of the Mohawk Valley. Thanks. Jmanahan@aol.com



Queries for February 1 - 15, 1997




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