Herkimer/Montgomery County Queries for January 16 - 31, 1997




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sandy duley Wed 29 Jan 1997
SALISBURY: I am looking for information on the SALISBURY family. I know that they settled in New york at one time or another. They may even have come into this country through New York, (not sure of this), but I know that they spent some time in New York. Is there, or was there, such a place as Norway and/or Russia, New York? I have some family information that tells me that they spent some time in these two cities. They were there in the early 1700's and 1800's. Can anyone help me? I am sure that they were all related, for when one of the family members died he had over one hundred ggggrandchildren, or so the article I have said. Some of the names that I am looking for are: Ackland, Nathaniel, Matilda, William and Richard. Of course, I could go on forever for they must have had to have used every name available to name all the descendants that there are to this family name. These people were statesman, farmers, cheese buyers, and educators. Has anyone ever heard or know about a district of yore known as "Dairy Hill"? My family owned a farm in that district. Some of the family fought in the War of 1812 from New York. Some fought with Great Britan. I think that they came here from England or Wales. Please see if you might be able to help me. I also know that they lived in a town called Fairfield. I do not know what counties any of these places are in. Pat Salisbury. Note: Pat finally found the right page to post on. Can anyone help her out?



Sister Mary Francis Cates Tue Jan 28 1997
Rodman BAKER b. 1804 near Utica, NY m. Electa BAILEY. Listed on Onondaga Co. 1820 census. Migrated to Cleveland, OH. Listed on 1840 St. Joseph Co. MI census next to Peter Baker b. 1806. Migrated to Marion Co., MO where he died. Rodman and Peter had children with similar names. Peter Baker migrated to Indiana where he died in 1842.



Sally Edwards Tue Jan 28 1997
MOYER/MAYER/MEYER - Searching for information on Moyer familes of Herkimer, Montgomery Counties, possibly descendants of Henry John Moyer and Barbara DeBUS/DuBOIS, m. 10 Feb 1795. Eldest son Peter b.1797 m. a Nancy Moyer b 1798. Nancy Moyer was sister of Christian, b.1808; John, b. 1812; Henry, b?, living Herkimer, 1860-70; Joseph, living Black Lake, NY; Sara Moyer YOUNGLOVE, living Lawrenceberg, NY; Betsey Moyer HAMMOND Monk, wife of Nicholas MONK, Syracue, Ny; Mary Moyer DAVIS wife of Christian Davis, living Oneida, NY, and Peter Moyer a half brother, living in Stark, NY. All siblings mentioned in Nancy's will of 1881.

Siblings of Peter Moyer were Elizabeth, b. 1800, m.1st Abraham PRICE, Herkimer, 1816; Jacob Moyer, b 1801 m Mary SWARTWOUT, daughter of Abraham Swartwout; Sarah m. Gates HARVEY; Polly m. John SUITS, and Joseph H. m. Aseneth Tuttle, daughter of John TUTTLE. Henry Moyer b. 1767, John Tuttle, and Abraham Swartwout all settled in Norwich, Oxford Co, Ontario in early 1830's as did a Ludovich Moyer (Spouse: Marinda?), relationship unknown. Sally Edwards.



Sandy Usewicz Tue Jan 28 1997
Researching Solomon Joel RICE born 20 Sept 1805 in MA married 28 Oct 1833 in Montgomery Co. NY Diana MAHONEY ALL. They moved to Tioga Co. PA . The following are their children, most born in NY. Solomon Nathaniel; Peter Henry; Hannah Lucretia; Lydia Matilda; Henry Tyrus; George Washington; Miles David; Rosetta Bell; Claria Diana; John Otis; Sylvester Webb; Elsie Eliza; Prudence Matia; and Netta Adel. I think Solomon Joel Rice may have been married before as in the 1850 NY census he had a Nathan Rice age 18 living with him, but not listed a child with Diana. Thank you.



Mark A. Young Tue 28 Jan 1997
I am searching for the parents of Abraham M. YOUNG, son of Hessian/Prussian father and a Scottish mother. He was born in New York State in 1801 in the Mohawk Valley. Since the father was German, the surname could very well have been "JUNG", later anglicized to "Young".



Donald D. Manary Tue 28 Jan 1997
Horace PASSMORE, born Montgomery Co NY 1810, married Sarah Jane LOCKWOOD born 1812 NY. Children were Melissa, Charles, Henry Albert, Harriet, George, Miner, Josephin, and Frank S. All were born in NY except Frank who was born in WI. Researching: Bedell, Braley, Burch, Dillinger, Edsall, Hartranft, Lockwood, Loehr, Manary, Passmore, Spencer and many more. I have over 14,000 names in my data base.



Steven D. Howe Sun Jan 26 1997
Doing research on my family history. My great-grandfather William N. SOURS came to Montgomery Co. abt1890 and married Ida E. LANE of Stone Arabia. My grandfather Alvah W. Sours, b1902 married Beulah J. WARD of the Town of Minden, Montgomery Co.. Any information would be very helpful.



Roy J Nagy Tue 28 Jan 1997
I am researching John SIGNOR who was born in Herkimer County in April 1809. He moved to Houndsfield NY (near Sacketts Harbor, near Watertown) in 1833. He was married to Louisa A. SMITH who was born 14 Jan 1813. I am interested in learning about the parents of John and Louisa.



Mary Ellen Smith Sun Jan 26 1997
I am looking for a John DYGERT born 1835/9; divorced a woman and remarried in Bridgeport, NY. In Herkimer he was friends with Timothy CONKLIN, and his lawyer was named D.D. WALRATH. I would like more information on a John Dygert that married Cinderella LAMPHERE



Sr. Mary Francis Cates Sat Jan 25 1997
Looking for father of Peter BAKER b. 1806 in NY. d. 1842 Wabash County, IN. m. Catherine MARVIN ca. 1825 in Cattaraugus Co.,NY, dau of Seth Marvin. Sold land in Allegany County in 1831.



Jim Fritcher Sun Jan 26 1997
Hi, I am interested in information as to the parents and or siblings of Esther WEBSTER and John FRITCHER, married in 1830 in the village of Canajoharie, NY. Esther was born on May 15, 1815 in Sharon, NY. John would have been born approximately 1806. They lived in Sharon from 1830 until 1846 when they moved to Athens Township, Bradford County, PA and then to Mitchell County, Iowa in 1858. John Fritcher may have been related to several other Fritchers that show up in the Bradford County census in 1850 - George (age 42), Lydia (age 30), James (age 33), Samuel (age 10).



Shirley Becker Sun Jan 26 1997
Looking for any info on Lucius PLUE or Clive Lucius Plue. Lived in Charleston, Charlestown, Montgomery Co in 1880. Worked on farm in that area, had two children, John and Nellie, and was married to a Ruth A. from PA.



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Nan Dixon Sat Jan 25 1997
Descendants only for Ottilia (WAGNER)(see WAGNER query 12/31/96) aka Delia (Wagner) PLANK She married three times. With her second husband, Isaac REIT, she had two known children, Johannes and Jacob WRIGHT (note name change). Any marriage or children for Johannes Wright? Jacob Wright, b 29 Jul 1755, m. Elisabeth and/or Barbara EMPEY/EMIGE/EMISCHE/EMSLIR. Need date and location of marriage. Isaac Wright, b 18 Mar 1784, son of Jacob Wright above, married Christina (---) and/or Catharine BLITZ/PLAZ/PLATZ. Need date and place of marriage.


Merlyn Christensen Fri Jan 24 1997
Looking for information on ancestry of Henry WILES (WEYL, WEIL) and Elizabeth FRITCHER (FRITSCHER). Earliest information we have is their marriage at the Reformed Church at Stone Arabia, Montgomery Co., on Oct. 4, 1768. Henry died in Huntsville in Otsego County NY in 1821. Elizabeth died in 1852 in Cortland Co. NY at the age of 104.

Much of our information comes from a Revolutionary War record which consists mainly of Elizabeth's application for pension in which she dictates all she remembers about Henry's service (fascinating!!). Incidentally, the record indicates that he fought in the "Oriscany Battle with the Indians and British". Historical information concerning the Battle of Oriskany does not include his name. Should it? We believe the children of Henry and Elizabeth included:

We have much information on the Wiles from 1768 to the present that we are willing to share. Merlyn & Janet (Wiles) Christensen. mdchris@sd.cybernex.net



Ray Greene Thu Jan 23 1997
Electa CRANE - Amsterdam, NY born 1839. I am looking for information as to what happened to her after 1863. There is an indication she married a Richard GREEN about 1863 and then she seems to have vanished.



Nancy Acker Thu Jan 23 1997
I'm looking for the following families, all in NY during latter 1700's, early 1800's:

Otsego/Herkimer: ACKER, HUDSON, JACKSON, CUNNINGHAM
Clinton/Franklin: Flanagin, Randall, Smith (David, Avery)
Renssalaer: Dopkins, Cunningham
Erie: Cunningham, Dopkins, Powers
Schenectady: Chapman, Smith



Bruce Kopf Thu 23 Jan 1997
Searching for all ancestors and descendants of Medad THOMPSON; b. 23 Mar 1800 at Herkimer Township, Herkimer, NY; d. 12 Jul 1886 at Charlevoix Township, Charlevoix, MI; m. 1824, at Springfield Township, Erie, PA, Phoebe HOBART/HOBERT/ HUBBARD; b. 21 Oct 1809 at NH, d. 04 Jul 1893 at Charlevoix Township, Charlevoix, MI. Medad and Phoebe were the first permanent settlers of Charlevoix, arriving in 1854. Have much information to share. Thanks for your help. Bruce Kopf.



Aponte1H Thu 23 Jan 1997
Need information on Rosetta (Haskell) EVANS b. ca 1859, daughter of Warren HASKELL (previous query) and Dorcas (CAMPBELL) Haskell. Rosetta married David H. Evans Nov 1894 in Trenton, Oneida Co, NY (certificate from NYS). 1880 Federal Census- living with her parents and siblings in Trenton, Oneida Co, age 19, school teacher. 1892 NYS Census- living with her parents in Herkimer Co, NY 1900. Federal Census- not found.

1919 Letters of Adminstration for her mother, Dorcas (Campbell) Haskell, state that she was living in Trenton, NY, as Mrs Evans. When and where did Rosetta and her husband David H Evans, b. 1859, die or where were they buried? Did they have any children?



Richard O. Johnson Wed Jan 22 1997
Looking for information on Jason WHEELER who appears in 1800 census of Herkimer Co. (p. 103) and 1810 census of Chenango Co. (p. 256.) Who was his wife? Who were his parents? What is his relationship to Timothy Wheeler who is listed near him in each census? Is this the Jason Wheeler who appears in 1820 in Clermont Co. OH?



Kim Purcell VanNoy Wed Jan 22 1997
Looking for information about Riley FOWLER, born 27 Dec 1789 in Westfield, Hampden,MA. Married Polly FOSTER 1819 at Middletown, Herkimer, NY. Lived in Brownville, NY and died 9 July 1862. I would really like information on one of his children, M. Jane. I have no information at all about her birth and death dates. She married James MAGOVENY.



Patricia Bettis Wed Jan 22 1997
George Clinton Van RENNSELAER born 1819 Oneida County (which abuts Herkimer Co). Son of David Van R and Nancy ROE. Was Nancy's father William? Which Wm.? Thought to be Wm. of Kinderhook. Who was her mother? Was David the son of Stephen, the last patroon? Would love to exchange data with another descendant. Patte from Shreveport



Aponte1H Wed 22 Jan 1997
Comfort H. HASKELL b. probably about 1800 Herkimer Co, NY, Town of Newport (death cert info for his son), d? probably 1845-50 in Herkimer Co (census data). Married Ruth CARPENTER on 7 Mar 1822 (LDS microfiche). She was b. 1801 in Russia, NY, d. aft 1860. Their children:

Who were Comfort Haskell's parents and were there any additional children?



Michele Roth Wed Jan 22 1997
Am trying to find out about the John MANLEY family listed in the 1820 census in the town of Marcellus. Want to know if this is the family whose daughter Abigail ( Abbey ) married Silas BARNES 15 Aug 1822. Silas was/would become a Baptist minister. Abbey's parents were John Manley and Mary TUTTLE but have been unable to locate them and any records about them. Abbey was born 16 Jan 1801 Amsterdam, Montgomery, NY. Record from Dutch Reform Church at Manny's Corners. Interested in any additional info on parents or any siblings. ANYTHING. Appreciate any help or suggestions on this family. Thanks!



Jerry Gieraltowski Wed Jan 22 1997
My wife's family came from Litchfield. Her great-grandfather, Amasa B. CAMPBELL, was a graduate of Yale in 1833 and was supposed to have been born in Litchfield in 1807. I am trying to find more information about the family and the town.



Jeffrey Curtis Mosher Tue Jan 21 1997
I'm looking for more information on Oliver J. MOSHER, b. 1840 Middlesprite, Fulton Co, NY, d. 1905 Fulton Co, and married to Martha SNELL, b.1845, d.1914 buried St. Johnsville Cem. St. Johnsville, NY. He's my direct line gg-grandfather. They had a son John Dewitt Mosher, b.12 Dec. 1860 but he may have been Dewitt rather than John. I believe there was also a brother Dayton. Oliver's father and grandfather reportedly were both Solomon Moshers. Is there any substantiating information to this? Jeffrey C. Mosher. P.S. : reviewing other material I believe Solomon Mosher II was married to Julia-Ann PERRY, and the elder Solomon to a Johanna.



Frank Howard Mon Jan 20 1997
Looking for any information concerning the surname EHLE. I believe they came to Sullivan Township, Madison County from either Herkimer or Montgomery Counties, NY in the early 1800's. Any information will be greatly appreciated. I have many listings on EHLE and will be willing to share with you. Thanks in advance, Frank.



Liz Burdick Sun Jan 19 1997
Researching the family, ancestors, decendants and information about the lives of Mary A. (?) DeGARMO and Abram DeGarmo her husband. They were the parents of Sarah DeGarmo who was born abt 1773, probably in eastern NY, who married Noah COLE, b. in Providence, RI 11 Mar. 1767, son of John and Mercy (WOOD) Cole. Mary, daughter Sarah, and Noah all were in Mendon, Monroe Co., NY and all died there. Sarah and Noah Cole had a daughter Mary b. Pittstown, Herkimer Co., NY on 5 Dec 1791, who married Benjamin ECKLER about 1809. Any information about any of these people and their families welcome and Thanks!



Mark T. Beedy Sun Jan 19 1997
I am searching for information on Perninah J. BEEDY-TRASK who married a John TRASK in Upstate New York in the mid-1800s. She is the daughter of my ggg-grandfather Daniel A. Beedy, and the mother of Fred, Frank, Evercia, and Mary Trask. I would appreciate any information about these people or their offspring. Thank you.



William Watson Lyons Sun Jan 19 1997
RE: BANNER-HARDER-SEYMOUR-BAKER ancestors in Columbia, Onondaga, Herkimer and Wayne Counties, NY. My grandmother, Stella (BANNER) WATSON's ancestors emigrated to Michigan from NY State and I am trying to find out information about them. Stella's mother was Grace Henry Harder, whose father John Nelson Harder was born 6/17/1820 in Columbia County. John's father was Nickolas P. Harder, who was born about 1786 in New York.

John Nelson Harder married Martha L. SEYMOUR on 6/9/1850. Martha was born 6/17/1820 in Sodus, Wayne County, NY. Martha's father, Sidney S. Seymour (son of Ebenezer Seymour), was born 4/29/1799 in Onondaga County. Sidney Seymour's wife, Rhoda BAKER, was born 6/15/1799 in Herkimer County. Thank you in advance for any information. Bill Lyons



peteh Sun 19 Jan 1997
Looking for ancestors of Willard Carpenter HILLEGAS (1905-1987), lifelong resident of Herkimer Co. and named for three families. My gg-grandfather, Peter Hillegas was m. @1851. Peter married 10 Sept 1850, in St.Johnsville, NY, Mary BAUDER. I can't get any further back from him, although I've found the Hillegas name on the census list of 1790 and the same names appear on the War lists.

Ezra Bauder Helligas, my g-grandfather, b. 6 Dec 1852, St. Johnsville, NY, married 1 July 1873, Ada Virginia WILLARD b. 15 Jun 1847, Fairfield, NY, (daughter of Charles Wellington Willard and Theresa Ann TOURTELOT) d. 29 Oct 1896, Middleville, NY. Ezra died 19 Jul 1922, Fairfield, NY, bd Fairfield, NY.

Ezra and Ada's daughter Mae Theresa HELLIGAS b. 2 Aug 1874, Fairfield, NY, m. 21 Oct 1903, in Little Falls, NY, Ralph CARPENTER, b. 2 Jan 1871, Fairfield, NY, (son of Calvin Green Carpenter and Mary Ann BARNES) d. 25 Aug 1914, Rochester, NY.

Ezra's son Ward Willard Helligas b. 29 May 1876, Fairfield, NY, m. 1 Sep 1898, in Fairfield, NY, Reba Carpenter, b. 19 Sep 1874, Fairfield, NY, (sister of Ralph and my grandmother) d. 4 Feb 1953, Herkimer, NY. Ward died 16 Feb 1922, Herkimer, NY.

Family legend has it that at the time the name was spelled HELLIGAS but my great grandfather got into some trouble and switched the vowels [at least that's the story I got!]. I would appreciate any information on connections between these three surnames. Pete Hillegas


Paul F. Kelly Sat Jan 18 1997
I am looking for any information about my fourth great grandfather: Robert SIXBURY/SIXBERRY/ SIXBY. The surname apparently originated from two surnames, (Sixby + Bury). He was a hunter, trapper and early pioneer of New York State. Newspaper articles (from 1940's) in Jefferson County, N.Y. state he was born in 1763, at sea. Both parents (Dutch) died shortly after arrival. How soon after? What were their names? What REALLY was the original surname?

He was apparently adopted by a wealthy family by the name of Bury. The Bury family lived at or near Catskill, New York. Robert Sixbury was apparently christened at the age of 2 in 1765 in a Catholic church by the Bury's. The only first name of the Bury family I am aware of is that of Robert Bury, one of the sons.

In what church was Sixbury/Sixberry christened? Married Betsey HOOVER in Little Falls, Herkimer Co., N.Y. 1800? 1801? Betsey died 10 Jul 1849 and is b. Hoover Cem, Jeff. Co. Robert Sixbury died in Le Ray, Jefferson County, Oct. 23, 1873.

Robert and Betsey's children were:
Elmira: m. 04 Feb 1841 Joseph BESHA
Betsy: m. A. J. SHATTUCK
Mary: m. Isaac CUSHMAN
Clarence:
Lydia: m. William KELLAR
John: b. 1800
Jacob: b. 09 Jan 1801; d. 1892-1893; 2nd mar. Mary HOOVER
Alexander: b. 1804-1806; d. 1843-45
Annie: b. 16 Mar 1810, d. 24 Oct 1864; m. Isaac WALDRADT
Isaac: b. 1817-1819

Any supporting names, dates, or references would be helpful. (For more about Paul's lines check out his page at http://www.bdt.com/home/pkg/index.html.



Dave Simonds Fri Jan 17 1997;
TERPENING: Valentine TERPENING b. ca. 1798/1799 in Herkimer Co., NY, d. 12 Feb 1874 Town of Alexandria, bur. Plessis, NY. He m. bef. 1821 Mary ____. She was also b. ca. 1799. d. 24 Sep 1874; bur. Brookside Cem., Plessis, with her husband. Need maiden name of Mary and info on her ancestry.



Dave Simonds Fri Jan 17 1997;
KENYON: Benjamin KENYON was b. ca. 1791 in NY, poss. Washington Co. Died 25 May 1854, Theresa, Jeff. Co., NY. Marr. bef. 1825 Betsy _____. His mother Welthy/Wethy (_____) Kenyon was born 1770/1771 in Washington Co., NY, d. 20 Jun 1855 in Theresa, NY. Seeking maiden name of Benjamin's wife Betsy ____, given name of his father ___ Kenyon, and maiden name of Benjamin's mother WELTHY ____. Also info on Benjamin's or Betsy's ancestry. Some of Benjamin & Betsy's children may have been b. in Herkimer Co.



Dave Simonds Fri Jan 17 1997
GETMAN: Need parents/ancestry of the Elizabeth GETMAN who m. Frederick CASSELMAN on 1 Jan 1815 in Stone Arabia, Montgomery Co., NY. Child's Gazetteer incorrectly states that her parents were Jacob GETMAN and Laney/Lana SUITS. Elizabeth was b. ca. 1796 in NY, so Jacob, b. ca. 1802, could not have been her father. He may have been her brother or some other relation. Frederick and Elizabeth (GETMAN) CASSELMAN are buried in Three Mile Bay Cem., Town of Lyme. Elizabeth does not appear in the GETMAN genealogy.



Jackie Humphrey Fri Jan 17 1997
Seek info on origins of Philip GAYLOR/ KEHLER/ GELER/ KELER/ GEHLER/ GALOR and wife Margaret. Children baptized at Stone Arabia Lutheran Church: James 1802, Hiram 1805, John 1808, Elizabeth 1814. Philip moved to Albany by 1832 and was in business with Mr. DENNICK. Philip d. ca 1835/8. Resided at Palatine. Another daughter Catherine b. ca 1800 m. Jacob C. FOX. One GIBSON was sponsor at baptism of one child. J. HUMPHREY, 3484 Saddle Brook Drive, Melbourne FL 32934



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