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Rosalie Kimmerly Thu Dec 26 1996
Need Information: Jacob Andreas KUMERLING, CAMMERLING, KAMMERER, CAEMERER, m. Albany, NY on 31 May 1760 to Anna Barbara AEHN? Children:


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.

Brian Campbell Thu Apr 17 1997
Looking for a Peter CAMPBELL b Mar 8,1807 who lived in Russia, NY. He moved from Ontario, Canada in approx. 1825 - his family originally moved from NY state approx. 1822 but it seems Peter may have had a love interest that brought him back to NY.


Betty Govoni Mon 7 Jul 1997
Seeking descendants of Malcolm CAMPBELL family of Herkimer County. Emigrant Malcolm Campbell and wife Sarah SMITH (dau. Peter Smith and Margaret McMILLAN) arrived c. 1807 from Argyll, Scotland. Settled in Russia, Herkimer. Had children: Dugald, John, Peter, Sarah, Edward, James and Ellen, possibly Leonard and Rosell, between 1807 and c. 1820.

Their son John Campbell married Harriet McALLISTER, b. c. 1819/20 in NH. Harriet's mother was Jane (marr. name McAllister) and she was b. 1786 in New Hampshire. John Campbell and Harriet had several children in the 1840's-1850's in Russia, Rome, & Newport:

Catherine and Flora became Mrs. William BENNETT and Mrs. ANDREWS. Not sure which married which. Both had relocated to Fall River, MA by 1894.

Seeking descendants of these Campbells, as well as descendants of Charles, Hadcock, Bennett and Andrews families the girls married into. Also seeking parents of Mary Ellis b. 1854/55 in Newport, Herkimer, who married Howard Campbell. Please email: TOMIAMI@aol.com

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!

Glenys Rasmussen Tue Sep 24 1996
Montgomery County - searching for any CAREY/CARY names, 1820-1845 inclusive. Levi Sears Carey and his wife Catherine Wagar had several children born to them in Amsterdam Twp. between 1818 and 1842. Some of the known names are Caroline, Phoebe, Cyrus, Harriet, John E.W. Levi, Joseph F., Levi M., Martin, and Charles. The family also lived in Jefferson County. Jefferson County - WAGAR, Catharine born about 1801 to Elias Wagar. She married Levi Sears Carey of Vermont about 1818 in Amsterdam County. The family removed to Wisconsin about 1845. Any help on this line appreciated.

Helen Aponte Sun Apr 27 1997
Looking for evidence of the family of Jotham CARPENTER b. about 1770, probably in NY, d. after 1820, wife was Dorcas ________, b. 1772, d. 9 Aug 1825 in NY. Their only proven child was Judith Carpenter, b. 1794 in Herkimer County, NY, d. 26 Nov 1857 in Lockport, Niagara Co, NY, she married Russel W. HASKELL b. 1794 in Russia, Herkimer Co, NY, d. after 1860. Is Dorcas Sabrine Carpenter b. 1810 in Herkimer County, NY, d. before 1900, m. Dugald CAMPBELL also a child of Jotham and Dorcas Carpenter?

I am willing to sort through any and all data to find facts. I have descendants of both Judith and Dorcas well documented already.


R. Carpenter Sun Mar 2 1997
My great grandfather John DRAPER CARPENTER served in the 11th Vermont regiment, Co E during the Civil War. He was wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek in Oct 1864. He had two wives and 21 grandchildren. They were from the Bennington, VT area. John Carpenter, his son, married Charity BROOKS and came to the Sloansville area around 1880-1890. My dad Clarence E. Carpenter married Claudine Alma SMITH around 1920. They lived in the area around Fulton, Sprout Brook, Fonda and Dolgeville. Looking for someone who knows where my grandfather was buried and if he had brothers/ sisters. John

mroth Sat Nov 23 1996
Seeking info about parents and family of EPHRAIM ALPHA CASE born 1 Dec 1823 "near" Albany. In the 1850 census he is in Ashtabula County , Ohio. No records have been found to connect him to any specific town. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Ephraim had 19 children; some names were Mary D, Annette, Jeanette, William, Henry , Lydia Chestina, Charles Elmo, Guy, Ira, Eulala, Fred Hiram, Sarah Jane, Hattie Mae ....

Douglas Sun 06 Apr 1997
Searching for dates and places of death and burial of Richard/Dietrick CASLER/ KESSLER born German Flatts 1787, son of Conrad Casler. Married Herkimer 1809 to Betsey RINKEN. Douglas V. Smith, Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 or e-mail to nina.swaim@valley.net


Judy Grote Sat Nov 9 1996
Looking for others researching the following CASLER, DINGMAN, DAMON or BENNETT families:

Jared CASLER (wife unknown) a native of New York and of German descent was a soldier in the Revolution. He was the father of five children and reportedly lived to be ninety years old. One of his children Henry CASLER was a blacksmith by trade and died about 1842 in Turin, Lewis Co., NY. Henry married Mary Dingman daughter of Jared DINGMAN (Jared Dingman was badly wounded in Revolution, became totally blind and lived for forty years without his sight). Henry and Mary had a family of seven children; Edgar S., Daujel D., Angeline and Sarah (other names unknown). The eldest child Edgar S. CASLER was born in Watertown, NY, Jan 15, 1824. Edgar's youth was spent in Jefferson Co., NY. He apprenticed in wagon making and moved west in 1854 to settle in Janesville, Rock Co., Wis. In 1847, while still in NY, Edgar CASLER married Zenana DAMON, daughter of Noah and Betsy DAMON, they had two children, Ellen and Matilda. Zenana died in 1850 and in 1851 Edgar married Theodosia BENNETT, daughter of Larry and Mary BENNETT. Eight children were born of this union: Clara, Lucy, Alma, Jennie, Nellie, Ida, Henry and Ernest. If you have any info on any of the family lines mentioned above please e-mail me at grotejm@aol or grotejm@msn. I'm more then willing to share what information I have.

Sue Garrett Wed Apr 30 1997
I am trying to find any information regarding Michael CASSELMAN b. 1801 Fonda, Montgomery, NY. He was married to Sarah LONG. I believe his parents to be William Casselman and Magdalena HEAGLE. Michael's son was Charles Casselman b. 24 Jan 1843 Montezuma, Cayuga, NY.I would love to hear from any other descendants or from anyone with information on the Casselman line.


Arlene White Tue Oct 15 1996
I'm looking for the CASSELMAN family who came to the Mohawk Valley with the Paletines in 1708-1710. Do you have any mention in your index of this family? I'd love to hear from you. You and your "lookup" friends are gems for those of us who can't get books from big libraries and live out "in the sticks" here in New Mexico. Thank you ever so much for your patience and compassion!!

Lou Ann Walker Wed Oct 16 1996
Researching David CASWELL, son of Timothy Caswell. David was born May 1806 in Warren, Herkimer County, NY. Timothy was married to Mercy SHORT. Timothy moved his family, including 12-year old David, to Broome Co, NY in 1818. I would love to hear from anyone with ties to the CASWELL or SHORT lines. Thanks! Lou Ann

Carl Gage Mon Oct 21 1996
Looking for information on the family of Enoch CHAMBERS, b @ 1780 in MA. and died 7 August 1853 in Cicero. Married to Sally UNKNOWN, b @ 1791 in Montgomery Co., NY and died 21 December 1867 in Syracuse. Children Nicholas (married Hannah GAGE), Eliza, Mary Jane (married Ichabod GAGE), Minerva, Warren, Margaret A. and Charlotte. Any information on any of the above would be greatly appreciated.

R. C. Chapman Wed Sep 25 1996
Looking for info on Hiram Sanger CHAPMAN, born April 1, 1796, who married Polina GUILD, at West Winfield, NY, March 5, 1834. I have lots of info on the GUILD line back to around 1600, but am stuck on the CHAPMAN lineage at this point. Also would like to contact any descendents, as I have numerous photos to share, most of which were taken around 1880.

Michael Ryan Wed Jan 1 1997
CHASE - Seeking any info about Amasa B. Chase (1795-9/11/1881) and wife Elizabeth ?? (b.1801). In 1850 census they lived in St. Johnsville Town, Herkimer County. About then they moved to Otsego County where their oldest daughter, Elizabeth M. (b. 1/13/1827), married Isaac HOKE. 1860 and 1880 census shows them in Otsego, Otsego Cty.

Patricia St. Onge Mon Mar 3 1997
I am looking for information on Mary CHEWGO born 19 Mar1800 somewhere in Montgomery Co. Where? Her parents were Jacob Chewgo and Catherine HERMAN. I would like to know more about them. Mary married William S. RATHBONE Jr.

Pat Bird Sun Feb 9 1997; received 2/12
Seek descendants of Nicholas VAN SLYKE CHRISTMAN born 1810 NY, died 1880 MN. Wed 1831 Catherine SHAVER, born 1807 Schoharie Co NY. Nine Christman children:


Caron Mosey Tue May 6 1997
CLAPSADDLE: Searching for anyone researching this name in NY, particularly Herkimer County. I just received a copy of the wills of Denis Clapsattle and his son Dennis Clapsattle. I have lots of info I am willing to share.

Linda English Mon Jun 23 1997
I am looking for many ancestors in the Montgomery/Herkimer County Area. Many are from the Tribes Hill and Amsterdam area. Looking for John CLARK (he died at Saisbury, NC as a POW) in 1865. Also looking for LEPPER, VOSBURGH, HANSON, HOOK. We have many letters written by John Clark while in the 95th Regt. of the NY Volunteers. These really make genealogy come alive!! Jacob Lepper served in the 32nd Regt. NY Vol. Inf. and reinlisted after being wounded and discharged into the 10th NY Volunteer Cavalry. I have lots of holes to fill yet--if any information E-mail me at XGZH79A@prodigy.com or LEngl10132@aol.com. Many thanks in advance.

John C. Clark Wed May 28 1997
I am interested in finding the parents and birth and death dates for Russel KILBURN CLARK, found in the 1830 Fabius Onondaga Co. New York Census as living on a farm. Married to Elizabeth TOWNE, born 24 Feb.1804, in Winfield, Herkimer Co. New York.

Dianne B. Lenti Mon Feb 10 1997; received 2/12
John S. CLARK(E) b. Ilion (Herkimer) NY 1850 (per death certificate New Haven CT 1907). Father John S. Clark(e). No record found. At birth of his daughter "Bessie Enola" 1886 East Hartford CT, he was listed as being from Middlefield (Otsego) NY. No record there either. He worked in Hartford CT and New Haven as a "forger" in drop forge companies. Any information welcome. Please respond to: DBLSearch@aol.com.

R. Clayton Sun Apr 13 1997
Attached is a very long posting which corrects errors and expands (replaces) my posting of Dec 12. Robert Wallace CLAYTON was born in Charlestown, Montgomery County on May 26, 1832. His parents were John and Marie BLANCHARD Clayton. Around 1847, when Robert was 15, his father left Montgomery County never to return. Family (anecdotal) history reports that John was killed in the Mexican War, but the National Archives reports no that no John Clayton from Montgomery County, NY served in that war.

Family history also records John's father as Farmer Clayton from Townshend, Windham County VT. Farmer married (~1805) Mehitable MILLER of Townshend VT and migrated to Saratoga County, possibly Corinth, around 1810. Their children were Russell, Farmer, Jr., and John. Family stories make Farmer's parents John and Sarah WATKINS Clayton of Townshend, VT. This oldest John is believed to have fought with the Vermont Militia for 165 days, including the battle of Bennington. The records at National Archives show a Jonathan Clayton who married Susanna Watkins and served in the VT Militia. I am awaiting a full report on those records.

In Robert Wallace Clayton's Bible, there is an inscription which describes John as a nephew of Abigale Clayton WELLS of Charleston. Abigale was the wife of Sergeant Robert Wells, a well-known person in Charleston, Montgomery County. Abigale was the daughter of Peter and Rachel Abby Clayton. (b. 1776 Duanesburg, m. Nov 1791, d. Mar 1846 in Charleston). Rachel was Peter's second wife, the first, Mary LYON having died and left a seven-year-old daughter, Mary (Polly) in 1791. Peter, whom I have linked to Jonathan only through the Bible reference to John as his great-nephew, was also a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He served in the PA 10th Regiment from 1777 to 1800. My questions are:

To complicate things, a Jonathan and John Clayton from New Jersey settled in Montgomery County after the Rev. War. Their census records do not match the information that I have as to the ages of Robert and his siblings. Robert Wallace Clayton left Montgomery County as a young man and located in Stony Creek, Warren County. There he lived for over 60 years. Robert was married twice, to an unknown person (possibly from Montgomery Co.) who bore a daughter, Laura, and to Alrena TRIPP of Warren County who bore John Jay, Wallace, and the twins Ella and Delbert. Around 1911 he moved to the Saratoga County farm of my grandfather, his son, Delbert Eugene Clayton. He died in 1925 at age 93. Robert Wallace was buried from Reynolds Corners Methodist Church in Gansvoort, NY, and interned in Griswold Cemetary. Rev.


Suzanne Clement Fri Jul 4 1997
Seeking information about Lucien Mills CLEMENT, born in Waterville, NY in June, 1864. He was living with George TRASK in 1870 in Palermo, NY (Oswego county) as per census records. Also seeking information on his father, Timothy Clement, and mother, Louisa Trask. (Note: Waterville is just to the west of Herkimer County)

Audrey Barber Sun Nov 3 1996
I am seeking info. about Lambert CLEMENT, who died Nov 1812. I believe he lived in Johnstown, Montgomery Co., N.Y. I have his wife as Rachel UNKNOWN. I have the names of 6 children: Lambert, Peter, Lewis, Joseph, Aaron, and John. Any info. on Lambert and Rachel and their children is greatly appreciated.

Lambert Jr. is my 3rd great-grandfather and was born June 4, 1757 in Johnstown. He also served in the Johnstown milita at the Revolutionary War. This Lambert married a Mary VEDDER in Schenectady N.Y. My information is that they had 7 sons and one daughter. Lambert and Mary had children Seth, Johannes, Harmonious T., Joseph, Derick, Lewis, William B (My great-great grandfather) and Rachel. My info states Lambert Jr. lived with his son Richard in Ohio at the time of his death in 1843. Which son was Richard?

Lee & Doug Harris Wed 16 Apr 1997
I am interested in locating a microfilmed copy of Sir William Johnson's papers. My 4th g-grandfather, Lewis COBES CLEMENT, worked for him in the Indian Dept. for several years and I understand that he is mentioned on several occasions in Sir William's papers. I would very much like to find the references and the circumstances surrounding them. I am completing my Clement Family History (UEL branch) and hoping at some stage to write a book. I would like to fill in more of the early history on the Clement and associated families and their early lives in the Mohawk Valley. Can you help? I am willing to buy a copy of the microfilm if it is available for sale. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks. Lee Harris (Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia).

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



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