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THE TOWN OF ROOT

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, NY

Finkell



Root is geographically small, rural, and was never densely populated, so there's a good possibility your ancestor will turn up on one of our articles. If you've researched ancestors in Root or its small villages, or have photos, newspaper articles and obits, maps, cemetery lists, info about your own ancestors, etc. to share, we'd like to hear from you.


ROOT DIRECTORIES
GAZETTEER AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOR 1869-70: ROOT
1891 Directory of Sprakers
1928 Directory of Sprakers
Fulton/Montgomery Farm Directory 1939


HISTORY OF ROOT
Villages of the Town of Root
Index to the 1868 Map of the Town of Root
Montgomery County Postcard Collection of Rosemary Nadal: antique views of Sprakers

updated 3/22/14  ROOT ANCESTOR REGISTRY


ROOT FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS OF NOTE
Richard Cripps of Brown's Hollow - a must read for serious Root researchers
Tribute to John A. Meagley
Minch Family of Montgomery County
Will of John R. Whitbeck of Root
Will of Robert Whitbeck


ROOT CHURCHES
Currytown Dutch Reformed Church: the first third of this article discusses pre-Revolutionary War life and citizens; the remainder discusses the ministers and their movements to and from different pastorates.
Membership Records of the Christian Church of Rural Grove: in three parts


ROOT CEMETERIES
Owen Brown Cemetery
Two Early Dievendorf Cemeteries
Restoration of Dievendorf Family Cemetery in Currytown - link to another website; mentions the new Town of Root Historical Society
Lenardson Burial Lot
Lathers Cemetery
Lyker Cemetery
Some Small Family Cemeteries: Sharp Farm (Haight burials), Bennet, unnamed (Yates), Antis Burial Lot, Bauder Burial Lot, Seymour Olmstead Farm, Cemetery at Root Center, Single Kimbal Burial, Currytown Church, unnamed Darrow, and Rural Grove Cemeteries
Spraker Hill Cemetery
Wessell Hill Cemetery : same page as Spraker Hill


ROOT CENSUS
1825 NYS State Census Index, Town of Root - link to another website
1855 NYS Census Index, Town of Root, First & Second Election Districts - link to another website
1855 NYS Census Index, Town of Root, Third Election District - link to another website
1875 NYS Census Index, Town of Root, First Election District - link to another website
1875 NYS Census Index, Town of Root, Second Election District - link to another website
1875 NYS Census Index, Town of Root, Third Election District - link to another website


ROOT MILITARY
1890 Surviving Civil War Veterans and Widows of the Town of Root
Civil War Soldiers George and Martin Minch
Randall, NY Soldiers Plaque


Source: "Boyd's New York State Directory, 1872-3," business directory and gazetteer, by Andrew Boyd, Syracuse, N.Y., 1872

Root, Montgomery Co.

Bowdish & Gove, countr store
Broughham Jacob, shoemaker
Carr J.H. & Co., cheese factory
Dopp Wiliam, flour and feed
Folmsbee Luke, shoemaker
Frank Andrew, speculator
Gordan John, tinsmith
Maxwell William, blacksmith
Mount John, wagon maker
Perrine William, wagons
Rural Grove Cheese Factory
Sigsbee Jacob, blacksmith
Van Buren Henry, hotel


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Steel engraving of residence of Joseph J. Finkell of Root from:
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