Otsego County, New York queries posted 8/18/97 - 8/31/97

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Tue Aug 19 08:21:57 1997
I have come accross the will of JOHN CAMPBELL (b. 1720, Ireland). He was the son of JAMES CAMPBELL (b. 1690, Londonderry, Ireland) and JANE HUMPHREY (b. abt. 1692, Londonderry, Ireland). JOHN CAMPBELL m. ELEANOR RAMSEY (b. abt. 1723). In this will John left all his lands to his only son JAMES CAMPBELL (b. 1767, Cherry Valley, NY). JAMES CAMPBELL m. SUSANNAH OR SUSANNA SLOAN (b. abt. 1770). The Sloan's could have been from Yates Co. I need to know if this JAMES CAMPBELL and SUSANNA SLOAN had a son JAMES CAMPBELL, (b. 30 Jan 1806, Cherry Valley) who m. ELIZABETH (DEBORAH) HOVEY. I would also like any info. on the SLOAN family. Please e-mail any

Sun Aug 24 13:59:01 1997
I an trying to find the birth place my Great-Great Grandmother. I would also like to know the date and place of her death, The birth year that I have is 1820. Name: Calista BAILEY-married name HARDY. Spouse: William HARDY, bORN: 1816, place of birth and date and place of death- unknown. I understand she was a suffragette and did a lot of speaking on the subject. Daughter (1 that I know of, my great Grandmother) Helen M. HARDY, born: December 10, 1842, in Cooperstown, New York, County of Otsego.

Mon Aug 25 16:46:13 1997
WORMOOD (possibly WORMWOOD): Peter (1800-18940), four of his children who died in infancy, his wife Aphleda JANES and his mother Catherine (Unknown) are buried in the Christ Church cemetary in Manlius. From records I have come across, name is spelled WORMWOOD on grave markers but obits show WORMOOD. (Have entered the obits onto the obit section on this site.) His father was John WORMOOD (?-1832). Any knowledge of this family prior to 1810 is needed. Family moved from Cherry Valley to Manlius in 1807 but can find nothing on John or possibly even his brothers Manlius and Peter. Appears this name could be from the same as WERMUTH, WARMUTH, WOERMUTH all serving "Montgomery" county during the Revolution which at that time would have included Cherry Valley. One brother of John's was killed at Cherry Valley but cannot locate any record of such.

Wed Aug 27 11:32:53 1997
Seef information on several Davis families appearing in 1800 census for Otsego Co: JESSE DAVIS, ASA DAVIS, DAVID C. DAVIS, AND JOHN DAVIS. David C. Davis (b. 1741; d 1821 Allegany Co.) was a revolutionary war chaplain and Baptist minister; had son Jesse, whose son SMITH DAVIS was b. Butternuts 1808. Seek any information at all on these Davis families.
Fri Aug 29 12:56:23 1997
DENCE - looking for information on Walter DENCE b. 1797 in Watertwon, died November 23, 1885. Married Polly WEBB in Watertown. Children were: William DENCE (b. 1827, Watertown), Walter DENCE (b. July 21, 1829), Lovisa DENCE (b. August 13, 1831, Watertown) David DENCE (b. August 13, 1833), Garrett DENCE, (b. November 12, 1835), E. Darwin DENCE, (b. May 18, 1837} and Charles E. DENCE, (b. December 27, 1840, Watertown). Also looking for any other DENCEs in St. Lawrence County - David DENCE (b. 1802, d. 1841), brother of Walter DENCE. Also Hannah DENCE, sister of Walter DENCE (b. November 12, 1806). Hannah lived in DeKalb, St. Lawrence County and married Francis MATTESON on December 27, 1826 Thank you.

Thu Aug 28 09:15:51 1997
WORMOOD/WORMWOOD - have obit for peter WORMOOD jul 1894 stating "Mr. WORMOOD's father (father's name john)was a soldier of the Revolutionary war and his uncle was shot at the massacre at Cherry Valley". also have records of tyron co militia, 1st reg, under col. samuel campbell naming a peter WARMOOD and a john WARMUTH. previous records show a peter, john and matthias in the same area and apparently related. after the revolution, all names show up again in the same area. pension records show a john WORMOOD/WORMWOOD, Matthias WORMWOOD and Peter WORMWOOD all applying for pension with the statement that peter and matthias were brothers. any help greatly appreciated.

Thu Aug 28 08:36:32 1997
CLARK/SMITH Lydia CLARK was born 23 April 1816 in Otsego Cunty. She married about 1835 Ezra B. SMITH either in Otsego County or in Washington County (probably town of Hebron.) They removed to Horicaon, Warren County, where she died in 1874. Her mother was named "Mary" or "Polly" and was born in Mass. I know nothing of her Father. Who was he? Douglas V. Smith. e-mail to nina.swaim@valley.net

Thu Aug 28 02:09:59 1997
Seeking information on family of JOHANNES SCISUM. Surname can be spelled in various ways, including Zissum/Sisson/Schism. He married before 1783 Margartha KOEN who was born about 1760. Issue of this marriaged included: --Elizabeth b 1783, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Red Hook, Dutchess Co., NY; died Otsego Co, NY 1869 Henry 26 Feb 1786, baptized same as above. --Anna bpt 15 apr 1787 Germantown RDC, Columbia Co, NY Catharina bpt 11 Jan 1789 same as above. Petrus bpt 5 Sep 1790 same as above. --Margaret bpt 3 Jun 1792 St. John's Ref Church, Red Hook, Dutchess Co, NY Eva b 1 Mar 1795; bpt RDC, Germantown, Columbia Co, NY - --JANE CHRISTINE b 9 Sep 1795; bpt same as above. John Merwin bpt 19 Nov 1797 bpt Ref Church, Linlithow, Columbia Co, NY Gretchen bpt 2 sep 1799 REF Church, Germantown --Jacob bpt 22 sep 1801, Same as above; died Otsego Co, NY Sophia b 10 Apr 1803, Same as above. --David bpt 10 Feb 1805, Same as above, Wilhelmus bpt 18 May 1806; died Otsego Co, NY --Sarah/Sally abt 1807/1808 Cherry Valley, Otsego Co., NY IF anyone has any knowledge of any of these individuals please email. RuthThoden@aol.com

Thu Aug 28 02:07:19 1997
Seeking information on Samuel DAVIE/DAVEY born 14 Feb 1790 either in State of New Jersey or Orange County, NY (both places cited in sources). He was married 28 December 1813 at Presbyterian Church, Cherry Valley, Otsego Co., NY; fought in War of 1812 and after war migrated to Bolivar, Allegany Co., NY where he died. His wife's name was Jane Christine Scisum/Sisson. Hope someone can help. Ruth Jordan Thoden

Sun Aug 31 11:48:21 1997
Would like information on Dr. Silas B. ROBINSON; b. Hartwick; Otsego County; approx. 1800. Moved to Luzerne County, PA., approx. 1830. Anyone researching or relatives of; please contact me.

Sun Aug 31 11:48:45 1997
Would like information on Dr. Silas B. ROBINSON; b. Hartwick; Otsego County; approx. 1800. Moved to Luzerne County, PA., approx. 1830. Anyone researching or relatives of; please contact me.

Sun Aug 31 22:45:22 1997
I'm looking for any and all information on Peter WALTER. He was born 1790, Otsego Co, NY. Married Nancy WALTERS about 1817. Had a son, David WALTERS, born 1818 who married Betsey Ann DAVY, born 1820. Peter, David, and Betsey Ann migrated to Cass Co, MI about 1845. Settled in Dowagiac, MI. Apparently Nancy died earlier as she did not go with them to MI. I believe Peter WALTER'S father was Christian WALTER. He was found on the 1790 NY census, living in Otsego CO. Any help I could get would be appreciated. TIA

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