Herkimer/Montgomery County Queries for May 16 - 31, 1998





Elaine Morris Fri 29 May 1998
Seeking parents of Ira WELLS, born 6 Aug 1803 at Johnstown, Montgomery Co, NY, and married Maria WOODWORTH 26 Aug 1826, at Mayfield, NY. They were the parents of Charles Henry (1828), Willard W. (1829), Mary Jane (1835), Frances Ann (1837), Julietta (1839), John Wesley (1841), and Harriet Elizabeth (1845). About 1836 they moved from Broadalbin, Fulton Co, NY to the town of Onondaga, Onondaga Co, NY. Their two oldest children married there. About 1856, Ira and Maria moved with their younger children to Orleans Co., where they remained. Any help appreciated from other Wells researchers. Elaine Morris   Email:emorris@teleweb.net



Cheryl Classick Thu 28 May 1998
LEHMAN: I am looking for the Lehman family who lived in Montgomery County around 1780-1790. One son, Henry was baptised at the St. Johnsville Church. The parents were Johannes and Catherine. Other known children are Peter and Benjamin.



Marilyn Allis Mon 25 May 1998
My husband's family was located in Herkimer county in the early 1800s - Little Falls and Salisbury in particular. Here are the two direct line ancestors whose families I am researching; their children were born in Little Falls:

Catherine STEBBINS (sister of Dr. William Burrell Stebbins) b. 20 Jul 1818, Salisbury, d. 28 Feb 1899, Oxford ID

Allen Wyman EATON (brother of Volney Eaton who married Alida Herkimer) b. 5 Aug 1817, Little Falls, d. 4 Feb 1900, Oxford ID

Apparently Mr. Eaton was publisher of the Mohawk Courier from 1856-1861. I appreciate any help you can give me. Marilyn Allis  Email: mjrallis@mindspring.com



Anthony J. McCabe Mon 25 May 1998
My name is Anthony McCabe I live in Deltona Fla. I'm wanting to start a company of the 115th New York down here. I have no clue on who to go to. Can someone please help me out? You can e-mail me at Wild98@bitstorm.net   Thank You For Your Time, Anthony J. McCabe (Note: Anthony is interested in starting a Civil War re-enactment group for our worthy 115th. Does anyone out there have or know anyone who has experience starting a group?)



Jane Stratton-Boast Mon 25 May 1998
My great-grandparents, Elizabeth QUACKENBUSH and Daniel MAXFIELD were married May 21, 1848 at the Fonda Dutch Reformed Church. What I am searching for are their parents' names. Do you have any info on weddings at this church? I am trying to locate them as most of this branch of my family was from Gloversville or Johnstown. Looking for any history of Montgomery County that might help me out. My name is Jane Stratton-Boast, address is 1436 East Behrend Dr, Phoenix, Arizona 85024



Bruce Mitchell Sun 24 May 1998
Seek info about any of the following FRANKLIN siblings: Bennet Franklin, born 1809; Samuel C. Franklin, born 1817; Bradley Willialm Franklin; Lousia Franklin; and Maria Antoinette Franklin, b. 1821. The family may have lived in the Middleville/Fairfield area in the early 1800s. Parents are Samuel Franklin and Deborah Chidsey, of Fairfield/Middleville. Bennet and Maria Franklin emigrated to Ontario, Can., before 1834. Any info would be great. Bruce Mitchell; Email:bwmitch@neptune.on.ca



Talma Klaassen Sun 24 May 1998
Researching Simon CLARK, resident of Columbia Twp, Herkimer Co NY 1810-1820. Neighbors Simon P. Clark and William FRAZEE. Talma Klaassen  Email:tbk@wichita.infi.net



Margaret Carpenter Sat 23 May 1998
I signed the guestbook but I don't know if the information was received regarding Major Johnathan BARNEY. Major Barney served in the Revolutionary War; he was born 1755 in Providence, RI; died 5/1814; buried in Norway, Herkimer Co., New York. Major Barney married Elizabeth MASON who was born 1757; died 1829. She received a widow's pension. The only child that I know of was Nancy Ann Barney 1798 in North Swansea (Bristol) RI or Mass. Nancy Ann Barney married Wm. LOW CARPENTER (my ggg-grandparents). They had two children both born in Norway: Edwin Jackson and Daniel Stephen. Does anybody know if there were any more children from Johnathan Barney and Elizabeth Mason?

Here is some information on someone who was born in Norway. Daniel Stephen CARPENTER, son of Wm LOW Carpenter and Nancy Ann BARNEY, was born in Norway, Herkimer County, New York, on 11/12/1829. As a young man, he and a brother left New York and traveled west. He was a scout for a time for various wagon trains that were crossing the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He ran the hotel and pony express stop at Silver Fork. He came to Clayton, California and ran a butcher shop there. He met Sarah Frances Curry and they married 11/19/1863. Daniel Stephen became a Tax Collector of Contra Costa County and traveled between Clayton and Martinez, California by horse and buggy. Later, their family moved to Martinez, California about 1890 where he was Justice of the Peace until he died on 7/4/1905 at the age of 79yrs.



Daniel Goetz Sat 23 May 1998
CASLER, Sandy, born Oct 30, 1826 at German Flats, NY son of Nicholas P. Casler and Dalia BELLINGER. Is this Sandy Casler the husband to Sarah HAMMOND? Daniel Goetz   Email: fritzxtc@aol.com



Hal Mosher Tue 19 May 1998
My gg-grandfather, Francis ROOT, with wife Permelia SPAULDING Root and children James and Harriet, lived in Winfield at the time of the 1845 NY state census. Also living with them probably was Francis's good friend, Powell SHELL (the two were born in and immigrated from Poland). Both purchased 40 acres of federal land in the Wisconsin Territory on 12 June 1845 (patent certs 17376 & 17377). All five soon thereafter moved to Brooklyn, WI, where Francis died in 1847. Hal MOSHER Email:hmosher@erols.com



Mary Beth Wheeler Mon 18 May 1998
I am researching the families of Ashbel & his likely son, Roswell WHEELER, residents of Warren (prob. Little Lakes), Herkimer Co., NY @1800-1855+. Roswell was b. CT, married Dimas FOX (in CT or Herkimer CO.?); their children were: Ashbel, Truman, Asa, Stephen Franklin, Mary, Sarah, Mehitable, Roswell, Jr., Matilda and William E. Dimis (Fox) Wheeler likely related to Reuben Fox who d. 1826, age 75 & is buried at Little Lakes cemetery, Warren. Any help would be greatfully appreciated! Thanks, Mary Beth   mb@thewheelers.com



Pat Higley Sun 17 May 1998
David HIGLEY was listed in the Herkimer Co., NY 1800 census as being between 26/45 years of age. A female listed as 16/26 years of age and a male child between the age of 0/10. They do not appear in the 1810 census. My information is that David was killed in a hunting accident and the children were bound out. I have no idea who the wife is. Has anyone ever come across this family in their research? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Pat. Email:thehigs@olynet.com



Charles Baker Bowman Sat 16 May 1998
Hello. My name is Charles Baker Bowman and I am researching the following relatives who were all born in Herkimer County:

William Henry BOWMAN 1790-1873 and wife Phoeba HAGADORN 1790-1883. Children, Mary Bowman (son Aaron LINTZ - unknown where Aaron was born) and Benjamin BOWMAN 1827-1909, daughter Esther Louise MARSHULES (MARSALAS) 1850-1935 (born in Mohawk Valley). Benjamin and Phoeba apparently moved to St. Lawrence county and had five children. If anyone is researching any of these lines please contact me at: cbwmn@aol.com  Regards, Charles Bowman, El Paso, Texas



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