Otsego County, New York queries posted since 09/01/98

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Michael Ryan, Gloucester Pt., VA Thu, 03 Sep 1998 20:55:08 -0600
Looking for information on William Shaw(b. abt 1812) and wife Hannah(b. abt 1818), particularly his parents, her maiden name, and positive dates for birth, marriage, death, and burial place. They had at least 4 children: William G. (b.1841), Orson(b. 1843), Martin Adelbert (b. 1845), and Mary (b.1860). The family appears in the 1850 and 1870 census in Otsego Town. Would also like to find any data available for the son, Martin.

Michael Ryan, Gloucester Pt., VA Thu, 03 Sep 1998 20:55:08 -0600
First, I am looking for positive dates of birth, marriage, and death for Elva R. CAULKINS (b. March 1872) who married Martin A. SHAW about 1887. Elva and Martin had a son (Earlington, 4/1890-1/1919) and two daughters, Sylvia(9/1888-) and Olive[Congdon](3/1892-). The family lived in the Fly Creek area. Second, I am seeking similar info on Elva's parents, Ceylon(b.1835) and Roxanne A.(b. 1839) CAULKINS. They lived in New Lisbon in 1880.

Michael Ryan, Gloucester Pt., VA Thu, 03 Sep 1998 20:55:08 -0600
I am seeking general information about the WILEY family, founders of Wileytown, near Fly Creek. In particular, proof as to the origins of Esther WILEY (b.9/1831) who I believe to be the daughter of John WILEY and Sally (CRONKITE?).

Michael Ryan, Gloucester Pt., VA Thu, 03 Sep 1998 20:55:08 -0600
I am looking for general information on the COLEand ECKLER families. I have two Otsego-born grandparents who were apparently both descended from Gilbert H. COLE(b.1825) and Hannah ECKLER(b. 1817). I am looking for information about both of their families. I am descended from sons Martin and Squire COLE.

Michael Ryan, Gloucester Pt., VA Thu, 03 Sep 1998 20:55:08 -0600
Seeking any information on the family of Joshua and Mary BYARD. They were both born in England in 1808 and 1809 respectively, and had emigrated to the U.S. before 1842. In 1860 they lived in Oaksville.

Scott Kraus, Milwaukee, WI Fri, 04 Sep 1998 13:22:55 -0500
Jonathan MORRELL, b. 17 Apr 1796, MA, d. 29 Jan 1859, Erie Co., PA, md. abt 1810, Content MARBLE, b. abt 1792, MA, d. after 1860. Jonathan settled in Otsego Co., perhaps Richfield Springs area, bef 1810. He removed in 1826 to Erie Co., PA, but many of his children remained in Otsego Co. His children (born say abt 1812 - abt 1832) were: Ann, wife of Ralph Rumer/Rumor/Reemer; Deborah, wife of John Potter (who resided in Oneonta); Eliza, wife of Albertus Hill; Isaac (who resided in Oneonta); Amy, wife of ? Rumer/Rumor/Reemer; Jonathan; Hiram, Edwin; Harriet, wife of Samuel Dean; and David. Jonathan may have been a son of Robert Morrell/Morriell, and brother to Hugh, Daniel and Jacob Morrell of Otsego Co., NY.

Dan Corp Buffalo, NY Sat, 5 Sep 1998 19:47:51 EDT
Trying to find information on Jeanette and Elizabeth Corp, one born 1844 the other 1846, somewhere in Otsego Co. Parents Were Holden Corp, c.1818 and Amy Cole Corp, 1823. They were last carried on NY Census in Fulton Co. in 1855

Jeanine Knight, Salem, Oregon - Sun, 6 Sep 1998 01:47:00 EDT
Phillip Moore b. 1782 New Jersey, m. Sophia MILLER and they raised their family in Otsego Co., NY before moving to Floyd Co., Iowa ca 1855. Children: William G. m. 1) Sophia WOODBURY; 2) Rosina _______; Sophia m. John P. BARNEY; Angeline m. Harvey WILBUR; Orlando R. m. 1) Emily Bowen WEBSTER 2) Hannah Elizabeth WEBSTER; Julia m. 1) _____SEWARD, 2) Stephen HOUGHTON; Eliza Jane m. John B. SEWARD; Orville m. Mary Ann Arms; Sarah M. m. Robert L. SEWARD. Interested in any information on these families and their descendants.

Tom Bombaci, Jr. Grants, NM - Sun, 06 Sep 1998 11:07:47 -0600
Seeking information on any DEMING families in this county. I understand that there is a DEMING cemetery in Edmeston. My "problem" DEMING is Elbridge Gerry, purportedly born 1800. He married Mary JAQUITH in 1820 in Freedom, Cattaraugus, NY. Thanks for the help!

MICHELE R. LOCKWOOD, OLATHE, KS - Mon, 7 Sep 1998 13:28:27 EDT
Looking for any and all information on James W. Lockwood. Born in Winterdale PA..either 1882 or 1892. Married in deposit NY 1919 to a Davis. they lived in Otsego county although they were married in Broome county. These Lockwoods were quite nomadic I am finding out!! They lived there and suppossedly she (Davis) died in Otsego county. I don't know anything else from there.

Melissa Miller, East Worcester NY - Mon, 7 Sep 1998 19:15:52 EDT
Any info on Donald GILBERT married to Mildred MURFIT, Royden GILBERT married to Jessie FITZGERALD, or Fremont GILBERT married to Norma HOUSEMAN.

Lynda & B.J. Ozinga, Zeeland, MI - Tue, 8 Sep 1998 15:43:31 -0500
Looking for information on cemetery where Reuben Whipple and Alice Sprague Whipple buried. They were among the first members of Fitch HIll Methodist Church, if that helps. Also would to know if there are census prior to 1850 that anyone has access to that show Reuben, Alice, their son Russell, and other children. Any other info also welcome. Reuben & Alice are my gr.gr.gr. Grandparents, via their son Russell Whipple, his son Charles A Whipple born NY, and his son Arthur Whipple from Anoka Co Minnesota.

Barbara Lewis Ogden, UT - Thu, 10 Sep 1998 14:16:39 -0600
I am seeking information on any of the HARTWICK family that came to Cooperstown, NY from Bonn Germany in the late 1700s. My Ancestor, Nelson Hartwick was a brother to Jacob Hartwick who founded Hartwick College. Nelson took his family up to Canada his son Nelson then migrated to Michigan. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Alan Maxted Campbell, Mentor, Ohio Thu, 10 Sep 1998 20:44:58 -0400
My mother, Mary Eliza MAXTED, was born in Springfield Center in 1904. She is the youngest, and only surviving daughter, of Fred J. and Sarah Olivia MAXTED (nee Stewart). I am interested in tracing my mother's family lineage on both sides. Would appreciate information on contacts with background information, and other sources of information ... birth dates, marriage dates, deaths, siblings, etc. Have had recent contact with Dr. William Maxted of Washington, DC, who is her first cousin once removed, and my brother has had contact with Fred Quaif, her favorite nephew, who still lives in Otsego County.

Sharon Wilson, Livermore, CA Fri, 11 Sep 1998 05:00:38 -0700
Looking for any information on the family of Harriett Permelia NEFF b. March 1826 in Ostego, Ostego Co, NY. She married Levi Brown Kneeland about 1851 and eventually died in 1916 in Butte Falls, OR.

Stephen N. Booth. Mt. Upton,N.Y. Mon, 14 Sep 1998 22:59:04 -0400
Seek information on Homer Booth wife Emma York born in Hamden N.Y. Son Elwin James Booth,born April 27, 1885 in Crookerville,Town of Unidilla N.Y. Eliwn married Cola Mae Bennett April 16, 1904 in Bainbridge N.Y

Debbie Zorach, Brunswick, ME - Tue, 15 Sep 1998 16:29:49 EDT
I searching for other descendants of Daniel Smith (b. 1779 in Hadley, MA) and Lodema Morse (b.1778 in Stafford, CT) who settled in Otsego Co. around 1800. They had one daughter (Cynthia, b. 1804 in Plainfield) and seven sons (Henry, Willard, Sylvester, Alonzo, Daniel Jr., Chas. W., and James) At least a few of the sones were also born in Plainfield, including Willard Morse, my ancestor. The sons born between 1807 and 1822. I can not find any listing in the federal census indices placing them in Plainfield during this time. Does anyone have a connection with these folks? Any help would be appreciated.

Frank A. Alger, Jr,. Colonial Beach, VA Thu, 17 Sep 1998 14:03:23 -0400
I'm looking for ancestors in and around the Oneonta, NY area, to include Milford, Otego, Unadilla and Davenport as well. Family Patriarch was a "Stoughton Alger" married to a "Ruth Taylor". Any details on Stoughton's and Ruth's children, especially "David Alger" married to a "Catherine Beams" is needed. Any Info on a "Ceperley" family is needed as well.

Cheryl Quinn, Carmel, New York Sun, 20 Sep 1998 20:43:37 -0400 (EDT)
Henry Charles QUINN b. 16 Sept 1840 (Dublin, Ireland)d. 18 Jun 1917 (buried Richfield Springs) parents: Edward J. & Elizabeth QUINN naturalization: - began residency: 26 Sept 1866 - Declaration of Intention: 8 Mar 1870 - Granted Citizenship: 13 Mar 1872 m. 4 Jun 1868(they met in Scotland) Margaret Blanche MCINTOSH b. 1 Feb 1844 (Scotland) d. 21 June 1920 (buried in Richfield Springs) parents: John MCINTOSH m. 1841 Elizabeth GOLLAN (b. abt. 1820 Gollansfield,Inverness-shire,Scotland) children: - Elizabeth Jane m. William Frank GYER
- Catherine Amelia: died as young girl
- Margaret Blanche m. Bill HOUSE
- Henry Edward m. Dorothy JACKSON(of Eagle Pass/Wilder, Maverick Co TX)
- Duncan Gollan: died as young man,served in military (army/calvery?)
- Miranda Felicia m. Delmont ROSE
I'm looking for any info regarding Henry Charles QUINN &/or Margaret Blanche MCINTOSH, especially before they came to the U.S.

Karen Karlsson, Los Angeles, CA, - Mon, 21 Sep 1998 20:02:42 -0700
Seeking any information on George WHITE and wife Mary PALMER b. Pittsfield ca. 1830. They were in Milan, Dutchess Co by 1854 where son George Lewis WHITE was born. May have also had daughters Zada and Amelia who migrated to California. Have info on George L.'s descendants to share.

Muffy Unger, Edmond, OK - Tue, 22 Sep 1998 17:19:39 EDT
I am searching both JONES and BENNETT families living in Middlefield/Springfield, Otsego County, NY Levi JONES was born 1780-1790 MA and perhaps the father of Robinson JONES. He married an Elizabeth "Betsey" Bennett b: NY 1780-1790 and they had the following children: Bethany , William , Martha A. b:1813, Alonzo b. 1815, Aurelia b Feb. 1820, Eunice b.Feb 22, 1822 , Alfred b: abt 1827. I would think that these children above were all christened in the local church. Does anyone have access to records to look these names up for me? Were there a lot of churches in Middlefield/Springfield? This family moved to Salem, Michigan late 1820's. All the children married there. Perhaps brothers and sisters of Levi JONES and Elizabeth BENNETT remained in Middlefield though.

Donna Grothaus, Seattle, WA Thu, 24 Sep 1998 17:16:55 -0700
Interested in exchanging information with anyone researching the WALRADT/WALROD surname in Otsego County in the 1700's and early 1800's.

John Le Garignon, Gatineau (Quebec), Canada Thu, 24 Sep 1998 21:31:00 -0400
I would like to get as much information as possible on the William Kennedy who with John Butler and others on the 29th of December 1769 acquired 47,000 acres of land in now the towns of Butternuts, Burlington and Pittsfield ( The Patent was divided in sundry tracts, called Hillington, Gratsburgh, or Jew's tract, Wharton Creek tract and Wharton's manor ) and who, with others, acquired on March 31, 1770 13,000 acres of land in now the town of Worcester. I believe he is my ancestor who later in 1778 (possibly going away from the Indian attacks) became on Sept. 25, 1778 a tenant of Sir John Johnson in Kingsborough Patent in a place called New Philadelphia or Philadelphia Bush, north east of Johnstown, in Montgomery Co.. He was married to Mary Butler and their intent to marry was published in Boston, Suffolk, Mass. on Dec. 8, 1762.

Betty Short, Brackney, PA - Fri, 25 Sep 1998 22:15:54 EDT
Looking for info on Amasa SHORT b. July 7, 1772 in Killingly, Windham, CT & wife Elizabeth, born 1780 or 1782 in Greenbush, Albany, NY. They settled in Hartwick, Otsego Co. NY where he died Dec.9, 1844 & she Aug. 15, 1851. Need names of parents of Amasa SHORT & names of siblings. Need maiden name of Elizabeth & parents' names. Need location of burial place for both. Have names of children. Will share what I have on descendants.

E.C.Cowan Carson City, NV Mon, 28 Sep 1998 22:18:59 EDT
Trying to find George Elliot's wife Jane's (possibly Sarah Jane) last name. They were married about 1804. Return to Otsego County NY query page.