Otsego County, New York queries posted 7/21/97 - 8/2/97

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Fri Jul 25 14:52:45 1997
I am interested in finding any information on the New York Militia. According to my grandfather Malachi Kraham's obituary he served in Company F of the 17th Brigade of the NY Militia, under a Captain Chester Fellows. I have checked several sources but have yet to find anyone who can aim me in the right direction. I am hoping to find some sort of military records. My grandfather lived in Cooperstown from 1859 till his death in 1915. He received an honorable discharge from the Militia on August 8, 1868. Any information will be appreciated.

Sun Jul 27 13:11:55 1997
WAIT- I am looking for connections to the WAIT family who resided in Briar Creek,Otego,Otsego Co. James WAIT m. Elizabeth THOMPSON in Saratoga Co and settled in Briar Creek aft 1807. They had ten children. James was listed as an early settler of OTEGO. His 8th son Andrew Marcellus WAIT m. Ambrosia Jane SERGEANT(or SARGENT) in 1850. They had 2 son's, Ambrose Marcellus b. 1851 and m. 1)Carrie MCNITT 2) Julia HINMAN. John Cassan b. 1860 @ Norwich, NY and married Ginevra WESTLAKE. Also an adopted son, William E. John published a book for his mother Ambrosia that was a history of Ambrosia's Grandfather's line, Thomas Sergeant and some of the children of his twin Samuel. Anyone knowing of this SERGEANT/SARGENT please reply at my email address. My webpage is under construction at: http://www.elknet.net/kresl/Penny/penny.html Thank you.

Tue Jul 29 19:21:28 1997
OTSEGO COUNTY, NEW YORK QUERY MARSH. Seeking info on family of MARY MARSH who d 7-22-1844 and is buried at New Lisbon, Otsego, New York. Wife of SAMUEL. Administration papers name only son SAMUEL. Is this MARY, wife of SAMUEL MARSH who dc1796 in Rensselaer Co New York? They had dau ELIZABETH b1788 who mar Rev. JOHN JOHNSON. MARY is buried next to THOMAS JOHNSON (1767-1860) and WAITA JOHNSON (1772- 1847). May or may not be kin. Any information appreciated. Don Marsh, 903 East Main Street, Mexia, Texas 76667 Email: McClainExchange@mexia.com

Thu Jul 31 19:25:59 1997
John RICH b. Fonda NY 1809 moved with his parents John Wadhams RICH and Catherine HULSTER to Hartwick, Otsego Cty, NY before 1820 (Brother Michael RICH b. Hartwick 1820, d. 4 Jan 1854 Hartwick) He married Mariah (b. Vermont 1815) and moved on to Deerfield, MI. A son William H. RICH (b. 1841 NY) may have been born in Otsego Cty. John Wadhams RICH (b. 10 May 1779 NY or MA? d. 21 Jan 1840 Hartwick, NY) m. Catherine HULSTER before 1808. John & Mariah RICH are buried in the town cemetery in Deerfield MI. John was apparently a Mason (gravestone decoration).

Thu Jul 31 14:03:43 1997
I am researching Charles Cleveland INGALLS b. 11 Apr 1866 in Oneonta, Otsego Co. and married Mary WOLFORD 23 Aug 1887 in Howes Cave, Schoharie Co. Mary was daughter of Jacob D. WOLFORD and Melvina PITCHER. Jacob D. Wolford married Melvina Pitcher 1847 in Schoharie, I believe. Both are buried in Bramanville in the Prospect Cemetery. Would like to share info with any researching these families. Jerlayn Lillard, Tampa, FL.

Thu Jul 31 07:49:52 1997
Looking for anyone doing research on the CAMPBELL family of Cherry Valley. JOHN CAMPBELL, b. 1720, was the son of the immigrant JAMES CAMPBELL, b. 1690; who m. JANE HUMPHREY. JOHN CAMPBELL m. ELEANOR RAMSEY who was b. abt. 1723. I have a copy of the hand written will of JOHN CAMPBELL. Up until this point I had always assumed JOHN CAMPBELL and ELEANOR RAMSEY had only two children.. John Campbell who m. Mary McKown and Eleanor Campbell who m. Capt. Samuel Campbell of Balmory (her cousin). In this will three other children are mentioned. Jean Campbell, who m. Samuel McKeen, Martha Campbell, who m. another Campbell and JAMES CAMPBELL, who m. SUSANNAH SLOAN. The will gives all his properties to his only son JAMES CAMPBELL. This JAMES CAMPBELL was b. 1767 in Cherry Valley and his w. SUSANNAH SLOAN was b. abt. 1770. I am looking for a connection between this JAMES CAMPBELL and his possible son JAMES CAMPBELL b. 30 Jan 1806, Cherry Valley who m. ELIZABETH (DEBORAH)HOVEY, who was b. 04 Nov 1808, in possibly Minisk, Orange Co., NY. Please e-mail any response. LAUlrich@aol.com Thanks.

Thu Jul 31 06:55:48 1997
I am looking for information on Sarah and Austin J. Knapp. According to information I have thus far, Sarah was born in Otsego County in 1864 and died in Cooperstown April 28, 1921. (at least these are the dates on her gravestone in the old St. Mary's Cemetery in Cooperstown) I also found a newspaper clipping mentioning that Sarah and Austin lived on the corner of Elm and Susquehanna in Cooperstown. A search of the obituaries at NYSHA yields no information. Sarah's father was John and Bridget Kraham (also spelled Graham in a few Census records. Did they have children? Any information would be appreciated.

Sat Aug 2 11:45:59 1997
Searching for gravesite for Philip DOTY, Rev. soldier, and wife Jane CHURCHILL. Doty book says they may died in Saratoga Co., where son William was born (Half Moon) in 1776. Wm. married Lucinda CHAPMAN b. 1780 in East Haddam, CT, daughter of Asa CHAPMAN, also Rev. soldier. Need date of their marriage, also. Alternate email (I travel): AaronLC@aol.com Thanks.

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