Otsego County, New York queries posted 6/2/97-6/8/97

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Wed Jun 4 17:52:29 1997
ARVER. Researching Philip H. ARVER who married Cathlyntje VAN SCHOONHOVEN in 1809 in Schenectady County, NY. He died in 1843 in Otsego Co, NY. Their children were: Henry, Richard, Elizbeth, Gilbert, John, James, Jacob, Lewis and Hannah. Philip moved to Otsego Co, NY ca 1821. I would like to correspond with anyone researching the ARVER or VAN SCHOONHOVEN families.

Wed Jun 4 09:07:52 1997
I am searching for any information on the Samuel Steward family that lived in Otsego Co. after 1840 and before 1846. Samuel was born in Rome, Oneida Co. in 1805. He married Emily Hawley, probably in Oneida Co. They had at least 2 daughters during the time they lived in Otsego Co. Hannah Maria Steward, b. 1844 and Emma Jane born 1846. Any information would greatly be appreciated.

Thu Jun 5 18:21:35 1997
Looking for TENNANT William in Mooers or Champlain . He is on the 1810 census. I would like to know more about his family. Thankyou for any time you may spend in my behalf. M Mills

Thu Jun 5 05:53:42 1997
FINCH,Solomon O. Born in 1809 in Cherry Valley. Please send any information to Sandyccrn@aol.com or Sandy Funk-3996 S. 2665 W., West Valley City, UT. 84119.

Thu Jun 5 07:30:51 1997

Thu Jun 5 07:40:14 1997
Looking for James BALLARD HE lived in Cullen, Town of Warren in late 1800's.He marr. Mary Schooley from there. Any info would be great.

Thu Jun 5 20:07:13 1997
Looking for info. on JAMES CAMPBELL, son of JOHN CAMPBELL and ELEANOR RAMSEY. John's parents were JAMES CAMPBELL and JANE HUMPHREY. The info. I have on this family.........they had children, John who m. Mary McKeon, Eleanor who m. Capt. Samuel Campbell of Balmory, Jean, Martha, and JAMES b. 1767 and d. abt. 1829. He may have married SUSANNAH SLOAN. Do I have this info. correct. I am currently seeking data on JAMES CAMPBELL AND SUSANNAH SLOAN. Please e-mail any info. you

Fri Jun 6 17:47:42 1997
MACKEY Two Henry Mackeys (father & son) from New York moved to Georgia in the 1850s and settled in Butts and/or Henry Counties. I recently learned that one of them was from "Wooster", New York and wonder if this could be Worcester? The elder Henry Mackey was born 21 Sept. 1815 and died 8 Aug 1889. His son Henry Mackey was born 17 Nov. 1852 and died 23 Apr. 1904. They were my great- and great-great-grandfathers. Henry Mackey, b. 1852, married my great-grandmother Annie Moody McMichael and had three daughters. Both had been married before. I am looking for this Henry's earlier marriage(s) as well as his father's, who I believe was also married more than once. Any help or suggestions welcome. Thank you.

Sun Jun 8 00:29:03 1997
Sorely need identity of the parents of my g-g grandfather Horace WETMORE b. CT 1796: a) His obituary says he was orphaned at a very early age; b) In 1814 he enlisted War of 1812 at Liberty, Sullivan County, NY; c) On April 17, 1817 he sold land in north central Westford Township, Otsego County, NY that previously had been owned by James WETMORE and/or Timothy WETMORE and/or Constant WETMORE; d) On April 18, 1817 he bought land abutting his future father-in-law Barnes BAIRD in north east Westford Township; e) On May 8, 1817 he married Clarissa BAIRD (presumably in or near Westford Township); f) Subsequently he migrated to Hanover Township, Chautauqua County, , NY then Carroll Township, then to Warren and Erie Counties , PA where he died in 1889 having fathered 6 boys (Barnes Baird W., Ebenezer W., Joseph M. W. ((my great grandfather), Clifford W., Horace W. and Martin W.) & 3 girls (Sally W., Nancy W. and Hannah W.). Believe most likely parents are Joseph & Rhoda (_____) WETMORE who, around 1802, emigrated from Westbury, Litchfield County, CT to Otsego County together with his mother Elizabeth (EGGLESTON) WETMORE and brothers Ambrose WETMOREand Ebenezer WETMORE and sister Lois (WETMORE) HULL (wife of David HULL). Joseph W. died about February 1813 and is buried in a private cemetery about a mile north of the village of Westford. Buried in the same plot are his wife Rhoda (who m.George ROBERTS twelve years after Joseph died) and his dau. Louisa (who m. Luther DARLING). Another possible son of Joseph & Rhoda WETMORE is Chester WETMORE (wife Mary DUMET) who owned land there 1817-1829. Other possible fathers of Horace are the uncle of Joseph WETMORE (wife Rhoda), Timothy WETMORE (wife Martha EGGLESTON), or Timothy's son, James WETMORE. James WETMORE owned land in Westford Township from 1800-1804 and Timothy WETMORE owned land there 1804-1815. Any help at all in unraveling this Wetmores in Westford tangle would be greatly appreciated. Bruce W. Wetmore, e-mail: Wetmore@irwin.vetrol.com, otherwise: Unit D, 723 Timber Ridge Trail S.W., Vero Beach, FL 32962

Sun Jun 8 15:14:28 1997
Looking for the parents of Sally(Sarah) Ann Shear. She was born on March 17, 1821 in Green County, New York and died on March 10, 1892 in Schuyler Lake, New York. On May 03, 1842 she married John Wesley Shumway. He was born on November 06, 1823 in Richmondville, New York. He died on July 07, 1893 in West Exeter, New York as the result of being badly burned in a barn fire on his farm in Schuyler Lake, NY. After Sally's married John W. Shunmway they lived in the area of Fly Creek until about 1862 and then they removed to Schuyler Lake and bought a small farm. John's parents were Allen Shumway and Lydia Keach and they lived in the same general area of Milford, Hartwick and FLy Creek. It is thought that Sally Shear's parents were of the same general area. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Sun Jun 8 19:02:24 1997
ASENATH WESTERN b.1798 unknown place d. 24 Sept 1845 Ira NY. Married to RUFUS HAWKINS buried at White Cemetery near Ira NY.Have no other info on her. Any help with Western ancestors would be much appreciated. May have been married Otsego Co. but do not know .

Sun Jun 8 19:42:28 1997
Bartlett LEONARD was a teacher in New York State when the War of 1812 broke out. He enlisted 29 May 1812 in Capt. Henry B. Armstrong's company of the 13th US Infantry. Some pension papers mention Cooperstown and then being sent to Green Bush. Trying to find where he was a teacher and for how long.

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