Otsego County, New York queries posted since 04/01/98

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Wednesday, April 01, 1998 2:34 PM
HARR, David was age 30-40 in 1830 Otsego County (Decatur) census. He had one son age 5 to 10 and 3 daughters. Believe he had immigrated to America from Germany in 1823 when oldest son, Lawrence was born. Lore is that Lawrence HAAR was born at sea. What happened to David HAAR. Not in 1840 census index in NY. Did he die and wife remarry? Is he buried in a churchyard there? Was there a German settlement in Decatur? Any information on HAAR families will be appreciated. Please e-mail direct.

Saturday, April 04, 1998 10:54 AM
Looking for information on SAMUEL THOMAS, born in Wales 12 August 1743. Fought in Revolutionary War, died at Cooperstown, 15 October 1812. Married Ann VonHesse 25 December 1784. She also died 1812. They had five sons, Ansel (died 1865), Hosea, Melza (Melzy), Samuel, and Zenas. Zenas was born in Cooperstown, 17 May 1800. Need ANY and all information on Samuel, Ann and Zenas, or any of the others. An Uncle says to check with the Methodist church as county records were destroyed by a flood? Thanks, Rebecca Thomas Seehusen

Sunday, April 05, 1998 12:15 AM
I am attempting to find census information on PETER MARTIN who is listed in the 1850 Otsego Census Index, resided in Milford tn., page 119 of the Otsego Census. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sunday, April 05, 1998 3:50 AM
Looking for information on Levi Peet (born about 1793-95) and his son Cornelius (about 1822). They moved to Farmersville, Cattaraugas NY. These I believe are my relatives. Levi married Eunice Carpenter. Cornelius married Mary Boggs.
The first settlement was made in 1817 in Farmersville, Cattaraugus County by Peter and Cornelius Ten Broeck. The first religious services was held in the barn of Levi Peet. Levi Peet (born 1973-75) and Peleg Robbins were also early settlers from Otsego County.
They were in Otsego County evidently prior to 1817. Levi was married to Eunice Carpenter (born 1799) who's father was Frederick Carpenter.

Monday, April 06, 1998 9:01 PM
I am looking for any info. on CARR family of Oneonta- Daniel(b.1816) and Electa(b.1815), son George. Also Grace BUTLER(b.1811)and Francis Davis(b.1810) dau Mary.Colchester NY-Haris FULLER, wife Sarah, son Daniel H.. Daniel married Blanche GRAY, her parents- Mahlon ABERS, and Louana BONHAM. Am doing a project for school, trying to trace any rumored Iroquis ancestory. Any help is very appreciated.

Thursday, April 09, 1998 4:05 PM
I am looking for information on the following surnames: ROBINSON, PARKER, FITCH, PALMER AND WRIGHT. John Palmer married & Cora (or Ann) Wright and they immigrated to USA in early 1800's. Their daughter Elizabeth married Melville Robinson who had son George who married Anna Mae Parker. Anna's parents were Ellen Parker & Channing Fitch. Channing Fitch's parents were James Reed Fitch and Lydia Rockwell.
I need data on when the Wrights immigrated and the parents names for Melville (it may be Jared -Son of Ziba Robinson- I can't tie these names together) Also, I need data on Anna Mae Parker's parents. I have birth & death dates for the above, but would like to search further back.

Friday, April 10, 1998 1:27 AM
Looking for information on the wedding date of Jesse CRONKITE to Madge COX daughter of Jacob COX about 1906+. Also Info on Jacob Cox (thought to have come from Albany area) and ancestors

Friday, April 10, 1998 1:21 PM
Looking for Thomas EDSON. He is listed on the 1835 pensioners list as living in Otsego Co., NY. He was from MA. Looking for any information about him.

Friday, April 10, 1998 4:53 PM
I am looking for information on a _____________ WESTFALL who married a Delilah Harrington and lived in Worcester about 1870. They had a son Harry D. who later removed to Jefferson and married a Nettie Elizabeth DEWEY. Any information on the WESTFALL or HARRINGTON families related to these two people would be appreciated.

Friday, April 10, 1998 5:01 PM
Does anyone know of a John W. Terry who lived in Otego about 1830? He died in l840 qne is buried in a private cemetery on a farm on the Odstewa. He was married to Abigail Jenson and had a son James who lived in Otego until he died in 1889. I would like to know who John's parents were and where he might have been before moving to Otego and any other information about the family.

Friday, April 10, 1998 9:53 PM
I am looking for information about my ancestor, Elisha BABCOCK, b. 1813 Otsego Co., d. 1872 Cattaragus Co. He married Vernera RUDD also born in Otsego Co. in 1816, d. 1901 Cattaragus Vernera's parents were Joseph RUDD III and Vernera SMITH. Elisha and Vernera had three children: Albert b. 1843, Rosaltha b. 1845 and Sarah b. 1849. Sarah was my gggrandmother. All three children were born in Willet, Cortland County. Elisha, Vernera and the children moved to Cattaragus Co. in 1850. Who were Elisha's parents?? And where did his family live before they settled in Otsego County? Also looking for info on Vernera SMITH's family. Any information would be appreciated!

Wednesday, April 15, 1998 2:43 AM
Searching for family information on Elizabeth (Betsey) LEWIS.
B. 2 Feb 1782 Claverack, Columbia Co., NY
D. 29 Oct 1850 Otsego Co., NY
Buried: Schenevus Cemetery, Maryland, Otsego Co., NY

B. 2 Feb 1782 Claverack, Columbia Co., NY
D. 23 Nov 1871 Otsego Co., NY

Verified Children:
Carolyn b. 17 Jul 1801 bpt. 7 Mar 1802 Reform Church, Claverack, Columbia Co., NY John b. 28 Aug 1803 bpt. 2 Oct 1803 Reform Church, Claverack, Columbia Co., NY d. 5 May 1873 Otsego Co., NY Need the parents and siblings for Elizabeth (Betsey) LEWIS Shutts. There may be four or more children that need verification. Possible children include: Lewis b. 1805, Silas b. 1807, Eliza b. 1808, and Peter b. 1811. Problem #1 Just to complicate matters, in the same time period and location is a Fite SHUTTS. He may be a brother to Simon SHUTTS. He could be the father of these other children. Problem #2 In a nearby county there is another Simon & Elizabeth Shutts of about the same age.

Friday, April 17, 1998 8:07 PM
Searching for info on Jeremiah BIRCH/BURCH who married Barsheba (Bathsheba) Allen and lived in Otsego Co from ? until about 1820. Several children were born in Unadilla-- Darius, 9 July 1805: Melinda, 14 May 1811; and my ancestor, Joseph, 2 August 1808. They probably came to Otsego Co. from Dutchess Co., NY

Saturday, April 18, 1998 5:02 PM
STICKNEY, William b. abt 1812 NY m. Adelia HOEG (HOAG) 1860 Otsego Co. Census List Children as Leroy? Martha George H. Enagene ? Adella ( My Great Grandmother )

Sunday, April 19, 1998 5:15 PM
I am seeking information of Henry Richard MOORE, sometimes spelled MORE. Henry Richard Moore was born on December 2, 1798 at Springfield, Otsego County, New York. In 1818 he married Sarah WILSEY who was born at Stark, Herkiemer County, New york. Henry Richard MOORE left New York in the 1830's and received land patents in Milford Township, Oakland County, Michigan. Henry Moore died July 10, 1842 in Milford Township, Oakland County, Michigan. My question is: does anybody know who the family of Henry MOORE is? Who were his brothers and sisters? Who were his parents? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Monday, April 20, 1998 6:22 PM
I live now in WA state. Have much about Revolutionary Soldier Ezekiel CHAPMAN, his son Zenas who moved to Cooperstown in 1799, and the rest of the family, but I am trying to find more about Zenas' son JABEZ who lived with daughter Ann NORTHRUP, wife of Philip, in Hartwick. Jabez had wife Olive (1850 Census shows Jabez 53, Innkeeper, with Olive, 50, b RI, and daughter Ann Eliza, 24. There was an article about Jabez in the 1895 Freeman's Journal which said he was then 99, living in Girard, Erie County PA with Ann. Jabez also had a son,Charles, who was in business with Robert Davis in Cooperstown in 1855.

Tuesday, April 21, 1998 9:46 PM
Looking for date regarding my maternal grandfather Charles Arthur Smith, born December 25, 1889, Cooperstown, died in 1938. No data known of his parents. Was married to Sarah Jane Miller.

Saturday, April 25, 1998 6:09 PM
I am searching for information on John or James WELLS and his wife Persis EARLE. They had seven children. My ggggrandfather was their fifth child, James Fones WELLS, b. abt 1815. About 1830, they moved to Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio. I would like any information on this family. I do not know where in if they were from Otsego or not. I was told that they were from Otswego County, NY. I was then told at the FHC that there was no such county in NY. I hope someone can help me, Thank you in advance. Researching: Beckerdite, Bloom, Botnen, Briggs, Carlson, Cobaugh, Earl(e)(s), Hurd, Karow, McManigle, Wells in: Ireland, Sweden, Norway, PA, NC, ND, NY, OH, SD, IA, WA, MN

Sunday, April 26, 1998 9:23 PM
I am trying to find out if there were any QUAKER groups in Otsego Co. 1790 -1820. I am seeking information on Joseph MEDBERY/MEDBURY, b. abt. 1768, Smithfield, RI, d. September 7, 1844 Hanover, Chautauqua Co., NY. When he moved from Rhode Island, he went first to Norwich (1800), then New Berlin, New Lisbon, Pittsfield and finally Ville Nova, New York Both Joseph and his brother Nathan supposedly were Quakers, but I have not been able to find listings for them. Joseph and ___ Harris' son Benjamin and his wife Lydia George moved to Chautauqua Co. abt 1830 & then to Mercer County, PA abt 1845-1850.

Sunday, April 26, 1998 10:19 PM
I am looking for any information on Houghtaling's. My ggggrandfather was John Houghtaling and according to the death certificate of his daughter, Sarah Jane b. 1843 in Broome County, he was born in Otsego County. I have no other information on him other than he and his wife Amelia Barrows Houghtaling lived in Broome County after they were married.

Tuesday, April 28, 1998 10:40 PM
seeking parents of Joseph ALMY, born 22 July 1799 in Unadilla, Otsego County, NY. He married (1) Lydia Cook and (2) Anna Oakes. He had two sons: Alanson W., born @1826 and James A., born @1840. He was in Hartsville, Steuben County, NY, in the 1850 and 1860 censuses. What Almy family was living in Otsego County in 1799?

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