Otsego County, New York queries posted 9/22/97 - 9/30/97

Mon Sep 22 06:14:04 1997
Deacon Claudius (tombstone Schenevus Cemetery) b 1794 d 23 Jan 1842 was he the Deacon Gradius WILSON in the 1830 census Maryland Twp, NY. Was his wife Margaret b 1792 and did he have the following children Richard WILSON b 1818 who married Mary A., Robert WILSON who married Emily k. Follett, Simon WILSON, Loduska (female) WILSON who married a BROWN, Marilla WILSON b 14 Jan 1822 who married Charles TREMAIN. Seeking information on ancestors of both Deacon WILSON and his wife if she is Margaret. If not who is the husband of Margaret and father of these children and who are their ancestors

Mon Sep 22 20:33:48 1997
CUMMIN(G)S Family of New York. Working on a book of the descendents of Stephen Cummings (5) 1736 to about 1815 of Attleboro, Mass., then of Coventry, RI; then of Pownal, VT removing to OTSEGO Co., New York in 1791. He was the son of Abraham Jr. (4) Abraham Sr. (3) John (2) Isaac (1) of Ipswich/Topsfield, Mass by 1630. Stephen was in New Lisbon/Pittsfield, Otsego Co. NY from 1790 to at least 1810, probably 1815. Children removed to STUEBEN, NIAGRA, ERIE, ORLEANS, GENESEE, WYOMING, MONROE, CHAUTAUQUA, ONTARIO, WAYNE Cos.,and other UNKNOWN Cos., NY and then to Michigan and other points west. CHILDREN: 1. Thomas b. 1758 d. 1846 Troupsburg, NY m #2 Lodema BLANCHARD 2. Hannah b. 1763 d. West Burlington, NY m. Benjamin CARD 3.Jacob b. 1763 d. 1842 Newstead, Erie Co., m. #1 Ester GALLOP #2 Hannah GARDNER 4. Elizabeth b. 1765 d. 1859 Knoxville, Tioga Co., PA m. John WAKLEY or WAKLEE 5. Elijah b 1764/67 d 1857, Newstead, Erie Co., NY m.#1 Martha (Mary) EVIN #2 unknow #3 Hannah GARDNER 6. Stephen b. 1772 d. 1850 Clarence Center, Erie Co., NY m#1 Ruth Gregory #2 Lydia (RANDALL?) 3. Martha Johnson may have also resided in COURTLAND Co., NY as one daughter is called of there 7. Levi b. 1786 d 1863, Clarence, Erie Co., NY m Martha_______? at least 10 Cummin(g)s children. Other allied NY surnames associated with this Cummings family: BLANCHARD, CARD, GALLOP, WAKLEY, EVIN, GREGORY, JOHNSON, MATTESON, CROSSMAN, WINSLOW, PALMER, PORTER, POTTER, SPENCER, COOK, MURDOCK, SCHOONOVER, EDSON, MONTGOMERY, NICHOLSON, McCOMB, WHEELER, COLLINS, COLE, STRAIT, HARRINGTON, BOWDISH, PRATT, POND, BATES, CARMER, PENDER, WILLIAMS, SHERMAN, BARNEY, DANCER, STRICKLAND, ELDRICH. Have more than 5,000 decendants in data-base willing to share with family members.

Tue Sep 23 06:32:04 1997
SWEET - Eliz. Mary SWEET VANWORMER b. either Schoharie or Montgomery County apparently 29 Sept 1822, married to Isaac VAN WORMER b. 10 OCt 1819 prob. in Carlisle, Schoharie, in Aug. 1839. Mary's father was Benjamin SWEET and mother was Hannah H___? Mary died 1918 in Otsego Co. some 21 yrs. after Isaac's death. Benjamin was born in New York, prob. Schoharie or Montgomery Co. Both are buried in Grosvenor's Corners. Does anyone have any information on this SWEET line? Any idea of the parents of Benjamin, where born, where buried? Benjamin SWEET would have been born about 1785 to 1802. There is one Benjamin SWEET b. Caunawaga 18 May 1792, a son of Caleb SWEET and Garritje NEWKIRK. Does anyone know the life, marriage of this Benjamin? Will share information that I have. Any help or direction appreciated.

Tue Sep 23 10:38:36 1997
Jacob WOLFF b. about 1750, d.Feb. 26, 1819 & buried White & Wolfe Cemetery, McDonald Farm, Oneonta, Ostego Co. married Maria Margretha Leiper/Lepper who is buried at same location. They had 13 children. Their daughter Maria (Mary) married James BLANCHARD, b. 1778 d. 1858. James and Mary BLANCHARD moved to Franklin, Delaware Co. NY and raised 19 children. I am seeking info. on the ancestors of JAMES BLANCHARD.

Thu Sep 25 15:39:07 1997
SARGEANT/SERGEANT-I am looking for connections to the family of Thomas Sargeant/Sergeant(my 4x great grandfather) who settled in Butternuts township on the east side of the Unadilla River, Parcel 3 which was part of the MIDDLETON/ BEUMONIOR/BOMINEER Patent as early as 1798. The deed was filed in 1809. Thomas was b. 1770 in BOSTON and also had a twin brother Samuel that settled across the Unadilla river on ENOCH MARVIN'S land in Chenango Co in the early 1800's. Thomas possibly was married first to an Unknown woman. He had 5 children to my knowledge. John & James(twins) b. 1802,Lewis b. 1807,Elizabeth b. 1811, Lucy Ann B. 1813. He was recorded as marrying MRS SARAH SCISSION/SISSON DEFOREST in 1826. I do not believe her to be the mother of Thomas's Children. I think Sarah was married first to a Deforest that lived in Otsego(possibly PITTSFIELD). There was a Capt ABEL DEFOREST & a GILES DEFOREST LISTED IN PITTSFIELD in the 1800 census. Who was Thomas's first wife and what religion were they. I have found several lines that were BAPTIST, METHODISTS, and PRESBYTERIAN'S. He was said to have spent a year in Schoharie County first. I had also seen many lines of Sisson's that were Quaker's in Otsego in the early 1800's. Can anyone shed a light on the SARGEANT'S. Many still live in the Chenango/Otsego area, but they spell the surname Sargent now. Thomas & Samuel's father was thought to be James. Thank you for any replies.

Thu Sep 25 16:21:46 1997
BROWNELL, Chauncey H. b. in Otsego County, c.1802-1803. Perhaps son of Abner Brownell or William Brownell. All above named in Oneida Co, Whitestown and New Hartford area by 1820. Chauncey Brownell m. Lydia Bigelow, 26 Feb. 1838 in New Hartford, Oneida Co. Both moved to Springfield, Oakland Co., Michigan, c. 1838-1845. There Chauncey d. May 14, 1879. Mrs. Lydia Bigelow Brownell, b. c.1808, d. May 18, 1883 in Davisburg, Mich. Couple were both Swedenborgians, i.e., adherents of the Church of the New Jerusalem. Seek any info abt their ancestors, offspring and lives. Will happily share.

Fri Sep 26 05:18:16 1997
After tracking Joseph COON to Plainfield Twp. in Otsego County, I need confirmation that the family on the 1800 federal census is mine. Joseph was married to Polly Prosser. They had 13 children. Their son Peter was born in 1795, and he married a Sylvia Coon, probably a cousin.I need to find the birthdates of Joseph and Polly Coon, and it is to be hoped, their birthplace as well. If anyone has connection to the above COON family, please email me, or write to me at 9101 Ball St., Plymouth, MI 48170-4003. All queries acknowledged. Thank you. Vern Coon

Fri Sep 26 12:30:38 1997
Seeking any info. on my g-grandfather, John R. GRIGGS, born August 24, 1843, in Otsego County NY (in Worcester, I believe). He married Mary A. ATKINS on January 1, 1866, in Cobleskill, Schoharie County, NY. He enrolled Oct. 24, 1861, with the 76th Regiment, NY Infantry, at Cherry Valley. He died in 1924 in San Diego. Mary A. ATKINS was born on July 10, 1843, in Richmondville, Schoharie County, NY. She died in 1936 in Los Angeles. His parents were James GRIGGS, also born in New York, and Chole ROBBINS, born in Vermont, and any info. on them or other relations would naturally be welcome!

Sat Sep 27 13:01:08 1997
My GG grandmother, Isabella Lun, died 9 NOV 1850 and a notice published in The Freeman's Journal and the Otsego Republican was placed by members of the Garrattsville Tent, No. 329 I. O. of R. I would like any information about this organization.

Sat Sep 27 14:07:25 1997
Looking for all information about NASH, Aaron Spouse: Lucy SHAW Child: Anna NASH, b. Feb. 17, 1800 in Butternuts Township, Otsego County, New York, m. Alpheus GIFFORD Apr. 27, 1817 in Butternuts Township, Otsego County, New York, d. Sep. 5, 1879 in Springdale, Washington County, Utah

Sat Sep 27 14:42:18 1997
ALLEN,Lucy Beckwith b.Feb,17,1824, Otego,Otsego,NY married Chauncey COOK May 12,1859, ,,NY Looking for info on parents and grandparents,Father Clother Beckwith ALLEN 1799-1875, Mother Phoebe Northup 1802-1839, children Josiah,Lucy,Sally .Samuel,William,Cynthia,Phoebe, Grandparents Samuel Pierce Allen Feb 22,1775-1846 Lucy Beckwith April 29,1779-1854. Children Clother,Rebecca,Phoebe,Stephen,Hopy,John,Lorenzo,Lucinda,Simeon,Patience, Abigal,Cynthia,George,Morcia. Would appreciate any info.

Mon Sep 29 12:28:26 1997
Searching for information on John DENSMORE, also spelled DUNSMOOR, DUNSMORE, DINSMORE. He was born March 11, 1741/42 in Worcester Co. MA, and he married Elizabeth AMOS, April 15, 1765, Hardwick, MA. Children were Amos, John Jr., Eliphalet, Tryphosa, Susan, and Sophia. Daughter Susan married Isaac SMITH, March 13, 1796, in MA. He purchased land from William Cooper (land part of the Schuyler Patent) in 1792, with James Tran(?) and James Nicholls, and came to the Richfield area abouth 1796. There is a tombstone in a small cemetery in a cornfield - once the Colwell Farm - which reads "In memory of Betsy Dunsmoor, consort of John Dunsmoor, who departed his life October 13, 1803 in the sixty-first year of her age." The placement of the stone is odd, and it looks like it has been moved. I wonder if this is a memorial stone and not really a tombstone. I'd love to share information.

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