Herkimer/Montgomery County Queries for June 1 - 15, 1997





Sandy Greening Jun 15 1997
Nathaniel COTTON settled in Coxsackie, New York, abt 1778; married Maria, d/o Nicholas & Maria VAN VECHTEN SPOOR. Ultimately he settled in or near Charleston, Montgomery Co New York. Where are they buried? dates? Interested in hearing from anyone doing these lines.



Bob Tull June 15 1997
Searching for the STAHL/STALL families of Caughnawaga (ancient Fonda, NY and surrounds) around the time of the American Revolution and earlier. Linkages include the families SAMMONS, VEEDER, VEDDER, and the founding families of Schenectady.



Dan Luce Wed Jun 11 1997
Looking for information on SERVISS and OVERBAUGH families of Montgomery/Tryon County, New York. Specifically George Serviss 1753-1812 and his son William G. Serviss born about 1785. George Serviss was married to Mary Overbaugh. I am interested in learning more about their ancestors. Is anyone out there interested in these family surnames who can provide help?



Bill Powers Tue Jun 10 1997
VANDERBURGH/VANDERBURG: James Vanderburg b. ca. 1785, probably in Herkimer Co., NY. Supposedly died in 1869 in Lewis County. Need to confirm this. Any information at all would be appreciated. There is no probate record for him in Lewis County, or St. Lawrence County where he is known to have lived in 1860.



Carol Perry Tue Jun 10 1997
Update from March 1997. New names have been offered toward my family tree. Looking for information on any surname COOL, BORST, along with YOUNG (S)/CRONEY. Particularly Hattie Young and her father and mother's family. Her father was Angus Young and her mother Kate BORST PICKART Young and lastly McLEAN. Most importantly I am looking for a sibling born September 26, 1930 Newark, NY. Born Betha Irene Young to Hattie Young. Removed from mother and placed in foster care with Edna Lathrop, Mohawk, NY, prior to adoption around 1934ish. If any one knows who this lady is today please contact me. She is 66 years old and still has living siblings lookiing. (Note: See March 5 Young query)



Pamela J. Robinson Tue Jun 10 1997
Interested in sharing information about:
FABRIQUE, Lewis (died 1830 at Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY). Husband of Catharina DIEFFENDORF,(b. 9 Apr.1766 at Minden, Montgomery Co., NY), dau of Jacob Diefendorf and Elizabeth BELLINGER. Jacob DIEFENDORF (b. when? and where?; son of who??) married Elizabeth Bellinger, daughter of Philip Bellinger & Catherine BAUMAN.

BELLINGER, Philip (son of Johannes Bellinger & Anna Maria Margaretha KUHN). B.1695. Husband of Catherine BAUMAN. Father of Elisabeth Frederick; Philip; John; Ernestina; Margaretha; Peter & John.

PAINE, Hannah (b.1770 CT), dau. of Seth Payn/Pain & Jerusha SWIFT and married of Otis S.SMITH in 1794. PAYN/PAIN, Seth (b.1742 CT; d.1813 German Flats, Herkimer Co. NY) son of Benjamin Payn & Mary BREWSTER, and husband of Jerusha SWIFT.

SMITH, Otis S. (b.1771 CT; d.1833 Columbia, Herkimer Co., NY), son of John Smith and Miriam DENNISON. Husband of 1)Hannah PAINE & 2)Mary GOLDEN.

SMITH, Thomas Paine, born 14 March 1801 at German Flats, Herkimer Co, and oldest son of Otis S. Smith and Hannah Paine. Thomas married Mary "Polly" Fabrique (dau. of Lewis Fabrique & Catharina Diefendorf) in Herkimer Co. 1825.



Stanley A. Shaut Mon Jun 9 1997
Our SHAUT precursor in USA was Theodarus, who with his brother Ulrick, was naturalized in USA around 1750. I do not know his parentage, or his country or city of origin. He lived in the Town of Minden. Theodarus' will was probated in 1801, or 1803, and is on file in Montgomery County Courthouse. Would appreciate ANY knowledge you may have. I believe ALL Shauts in USA are his descendents.



Cheryl Classick Sun Jun 8 1997
PINKNEY: Looking for the ancestors of Nancy Pinkney, born about 1800, probably town of Florida,Montgomery County. She married Abram Bradt, their children were Sarah, Nancy, Eleanor, Jane, John A., Susan, Edward, and Peter. Nancy died about 1850/55.



Sandy Lyle Sun Jun 8 1997

Jacob NEWKIRK b. c1811 Montgomery Co., NY; m. Susanna PINCKNEY b. c1811 Montgomery Co., NY. Their children: Harriet b. c1841, Andrew b. 10 Dec 1845 (my 2nd g-grandfather) Abigal b. c1848, Juliann b. c1850, Newton b. c1855.

Andrew Newkirk b. 10 Dec 1845, d. 10 Jan 1917; m. 29 Jan 1871 Ann (Anna) QUACKENBUSH b. 24 Mar 1847 d. 7 Jun 1929, Montgomery Co., NY. Their children: Elmer, Jay, Vernon, Arthur, Edwin, Roy (my g-grandfather), Montgomery County, NY.

Roy P. Newkirk b. 17 Jun 1883 Montgomery Co., d. Aug 1962 Syracuse, NY; m. 22 Jun 1904 Elizabeth CLEMONS b. 17 Oct 1884 Montgomery Co., d. ? Syracuse, NY. Their children: Clemons A. Newkirk b. 1 Mar 1906 Montgomery Co. d. 20 May 1946 Syracuse, NY & Harry b. 31 Jan 1909.

Other grandchildren of Andrew Newkirk & Ann Quackenbush are: Jessie b. 7 Oct 1897, Emory b. 11 Sep 1901, Violit b. 14 Jun 1900, George b. 4 Oct 1907, Earl b. 5 Sep 1908, Mildred b. 14 Apr 1910.

I am looking for any info or relations conected to these people. Please e-mail me at SLyle1@aol.com



Sandy Lyle Sun Jun 8 1997
Charles CLEMONS b. 1857 Genesee County, d. 30 Nov 1924 Perch, NY; m. Chelestia CHASE b. 1859 d. 27 Jan 1931 Johnstown, NY (dau. of Byron Chase b. Ease Creek, NY). Their children: Elizabeth Clemons b. 17 Oct 1884 Montgomery County, d. ? Syracuse, NY, m. Roy P. NEWKIRK. There may be more children ? I am looking for any info or relations conected to these people. Please e-mail me at SLyle1@aol.com



Mary Ellen Smith Sat Jun 7 1997
Looking for John DYGERT that lived in Madison County. Need info on both John Dygerts that are buried in cemetary in Bridgeport, NY. The first John Dygert was married to Lydia SIVER; they lived in Madison County most of their lives. The other John Dygert married Emma WILLIAMS in 1878 and he died in 1884. This J. Dygert obtained a divorce in either Clay or Chittenango in 1875 from an unknown woman. Any info will be helpful.



Pamela Robinson Sat Jun 7 1997
Seeking data on any FABRIQUE/PAYNE (also PAINE)/SMITH/WORDEN/ DIEFFENDORF/BELLINGER lines. Some related surnames: Patten; Wellman; Deck; VanValkenburg; Peck; Golden; Denison/Dennison; Beers; Wilcox; Brewster; Swift; Phelps; Gros; Piper; Johnson. ANY data appreciated! Pam Robinson (robbie4@earthlink.net)



Taurean Sat 7 Jun 1997
George Henry FOX was born 2 June 1883 in Manheim/Little Falls, Herkimer Co. NY. He died 2 June 1965 in Watertown, NY. George was the son of Fayette Fox and Mary Jane BROWN. Is there anyone out there who has information on this family? I am willing to share what little bit of information that I have in exchange. My e-mail address is: Taurean62@aol.com. Thank you in advance for your help.



Randall Diefendorf Fri Jun 6 1997
Would like to know nationality and family of Bartholomew PICKERT (BICKERT, etc), an original settler in Stone Arabia.



Linda Sayre Fri Jun 6 1997
WERT/NELLIS/COUGHNUT: Searching for information regarding these family names. Daniel WERT married Hannah COUGHNUT 1820 at St. John Episcopal Church in Johnstown, Fulton Co. (There were Werts and WIRTS associated with the Reformed Protestant Dutch Ch. of Caunawaga, and the Lutheran Trinity Ch. of Stone Arabia) Daniel Wert's children, John and Mary Magdalena Wert, married the children of Peter P. NELLIS and Margaret SPRAKER, Marianne and James Nellis in the 1840's. Children born in Montgomery and Fulton Co's. Trying to connect this Werts family with the Werts family of PA. Any help appreciated. Linda Sayre



Fredric Watrous Thu Jun 5 1997
HOAGLAND, Harriet, b. 9 Sept. 1800, place unkn, d. date unkn, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY. Married John DENMAN, b. 1 Sep 1798 New Jersey, d. date unkn, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY. Son William Denman, b. 8 Feb 1827 Fort Plain NY, d. 10 Feb 1908 Albany, NY. William married 27 June 1851 to Isabel YOUNG (JUNG) b. 15 Feb 1828, Carlisle, Schoharie Co., NY, d. 3 Sep 1864, Winfield, Herkimer Co., NY. Seeking any info on Harriet Hoagland's family, John and William Denman's family, and Isabel Young's family. Parents, siblings, dates, places, historical notes, compiled family histories, any info.



Dan Furtak Wed Jun 4 1997
Looking for information/photos of Capt. Angell MATTHEWSON, 1st NY Light Artillery Batteries "E" & "K", and Lt. Solon STOCKING, Battery "K"and Lt. Walter Stocking, Battery "K".

I show they were from the Montgomery County area. Looking for any information on them, copies of photos of them, links to any living relatives, any biographical info on any of the three. Thank you. I have some signed Civil War papers of Matthewsons' and CDV's of the other two.



J. Thompson Wed Jun 4 1997
POWELL, Harry and Rebecca lived in Ilion 1885 to 1895. Does anyone know of any children or relatives who might still live there?



Ruth Jordan Thoden Wed Jun 4 1997
Seeking information from anyone doing research on the surnames JORDAN (various spellings) and/or SWARTHOUT (various spellings) who lived in the Montgomery/Herkimer County area prior to, during and immediately after the American Revolution. Happy Hunting! RuthThoden@aol.com



Lynn Weeden Tue Jun 3 1997
DeRue Brothers Minstrels - early 1900s: Three ELDRIDGE brothers, William, Stanton and Robert, traveled with their minstrel show and may have been based in Coney Island. They were sons of Robert D. Eldridge and Maria HOAG. Does anybody know anything about these brothers. Their family home in 1916 was at 344 S. Washington St., Herkimer.



Ed Berger Tue Jun 3 1997
Seeking additional information about my GGF Mark KELLEY. Born in Danube, Herkimer County, NY in 1830. Served in New York 117th Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Resided in Philadelphia, PA until his death from war related wound in 1885.



Bill Newcomer Tue 3 Jun 1997
I am looking for information on the brothers and sisters of Sir William JOHNSON. In "Mohawk Baronet: A Biography of Sir William Johnson", James Flexner mentions that Sir William's parents; Christopher & Anne (WARREN) Johnson, had three sons and four daughters. Besides Sir William, Flexner only gives the name of one of the brothers, Warren Johnson, and one of the sisters, Katharine.

My great-great grandfather, Charles GRAY, left a somewhat obscure record as follows: "Alexander GRAY was my grandfather who was born in Scotland, Barickon Tweed and came to Canada with General Wolfe. Alexander's wife was Louisa JOHNSTON, sister to Sir William and John JOHNSTON, the founder of Johnstown in the State of New York, where my father was born, whose name was Thomas GRAY and removed to Canada where I was born,..." (I have seen indications that the name was spelled both JOHNSON and JOHNSTON back in those days.) It is slightly possible the John Johnston referred to was one of Sir William's brothers; in contrast to his son, Sir John. At this time, this statement by Charles Gray regarding his grandmother is the ONLY evidence we have of a connection between Louisa and Sir William JOHNSON. Any information or help to independantly verify this connection would be much appreciated.



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