Herkimer/Montgomery County Queries
April 1 - 15, 1998

Beth Johnston Thu 16 Apr 1998
Subject: Indian massacres 1774-1779: I have an ancestor, surname is either JERKIN or YERKIN according to my grandmother's papers. This family was in an Indian massacre somewhere on the NY frontier. The man was scalped and survived. Two children were burned at the stake. I am trying to find some documentation on this. I find most historical writings only deal with the leaders of communities as is the case with William W. Campbell. I would appreciate it if anyone who has done research in this area could give me some references. Has the state historical society ever published a casualty list from this time period. All the bigshots are named in Campbells work "The Annals of Tryon County". Thanks.

Julie Mulford Tue 14 Apr 1998

Hello! I heard by word of mouth that there possibly exists an "1815 Sheriff's Census" taken in Montgomery County? Know anything of this? Thanks a bunch and Happy Hunting! Julie from Texas

Bob Stewart Tue 14 Apr 1998
Looking for any information on John B. STEWART born in Herkimer Co. New York 1802. He settled in Oxford Township, Erie Co., Ohio in 1835. Robert Stewart.

Beverly Zuerlein Tue 14 Apr 1998
Researching the families of MONK/MUNK and FETHERLY/FETTERLY in Danube and Stark townships, etc. I am a descendant of Mary Fetterly who married Abner Munk ca 1850's. Looking forward to sharing with others.

Marion Stevens Tue 14 Apr 1998
Looking for information on DAVY, Susannah. She married HILTS, Jacob on 10 Sept1807 in Herkimer, NY. Jacob was born there on 10 Sept1778 and christened at German Flatts Church, Mohawk Valley. His parents were Godfrey Hilts and Maria Catherine MULLER. Her father was Peter Davy. Thanks for any help.

Pat ESS Harter Mon 13 Apr 98

My husband is descended from Lorentz HERTHER that was a patentee in Burnetsfield, patent granted April 30, 1725 in the Mohawk Valley. His acreage was on the south side of the river near "what is now Fort Herkimer in the town of German Flats". Looking for anyone descended from Lorentz.

Georgia Battice Sun 12 Apr 1998
Does anybody know anything about Sir William Johnson's son, George JOHNSON, by Sir William Johnson and Molly Brant? George Johnson married a Native American, name unknown. Who were George's children. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Shannon Rathbun Sat 11 Apr 1998
HUTCHINSON/ PALMER: I am looking for any information about my ancestor John Hutchinson. He was born about 1880 (at Connecticut). He married Cynthia about 1800. They had a son named Lewis Morgan Hutchinson born on June 1, 1804 at Newport, Herkimer County, New York. On December 4, 1828 at Perinton, Monroe County, New York, he married Betty Palmer. If you have any information about this family, contact me at the e-mail above.

F.K. Millar Sat 11 Apr 1998
Just tonight I had to reinstall my browser with the result that an e-mail letter I had failed to copy was lost. It was from a gentleman who wrote to ask if I had any information I could share with him about the PUTMAN family. I think that his name was William Putman or Putnam. Or it could even have been something altogether different. By any chance have you heard from someone within the past month or two who expressed an interest in that family. If so, could you pass on his e-mail address or, if you prefer, send him my address and ask him to write me again. I am quite chagrined to ask this and certainly would understand if you'd rather not be bothered. Thanks for anything you might come up with. Regards, FK Millar (Note: if this ever happens to you (been there myself) please do not hesitate to post in our queries that you've lost an address. Please specify the surname you were working on.)

Nellie Voorhees Fri 10 Apr 1998
Varnum Sheffield KENYON lived in Fairfield, NY. 1830-1873, d. 1873. President of Newport Bank 1869. Need all and any additonal info. Thank you, Nellie Voorhees.

Colin D. Campbell Wed 8 Apr 1998
Information about Catherine McALLISTER, daughter of John and Elizabeth McAllister. Records of New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb state that she was from Johnstown, Mongomery County. She attended the New York Institution from 1822 to 1826. She was married to George W. CAMPBELL of Cherry Valley, New York. Both Catherine and George were deaf. She was born in 1808, died in 1870, buried in Cherry Valley Cemetery. She had two sisters, Elizabeeth and Margaret McAllister who were both deaf. Would like to know date af birth and death of John McAllister, family name of his wife Elizabeth, and marriage date of George W. Campbell and Catherine. John McAllister moved to Glenville, Schenectady County by 1828.

Lawrence Metcalf Wed 8 Apr 1998
I am researching the METCALF family. Nathan ? Metcalf came from Berkshire County,Mass., and settled in the extreme southern part of the Town of Sa1isbury, New York in 1794. Thanks. Larry Metcalf.

Carl Phillips Mon 6 April 1998
David C. BETTS was born in the area of Amsterdam in 1804. I need his parents' names or any other info on the family. There was a Millard Betts listed in the 1790 census in Montgomery County. Is this David's father?? . http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/4723/HOMEPAGE.HTM

Michelle Knoll Mon 6 Apr 1998
I am looking for Adam COONEY b. 31 July 1795 Montgomery County. Adam married Elizabeth LAZIER in Hallowell Twp. Prince Edward Co., Ontario, Canada. Any info related to Cooney siblings, parents and township welcomed. I have lots of info on Laziers to share.

Rose Marie Anderson Mon 6 Apr 1998
Subject: Herkimer Co. Looking for info on Seneca STEVENS born abt 1791-1800 who married Mary GREENE. She us the daughter of John Greene and Mary HILL. Their first child Olive was born 1812. Rose Marie Anderson.

Suzanna Wells Mon 6 Apr 1998
SALTSMAN/SALSMAN/SALTZMAN: Searching for family of Frederick Saltsman born and died Montgomery Co, NY mar. Mary KILTZ (she was born NY, d/o Peter Kiltz) Had nine children. One son, Norman, b 1834 Mohawk, Montgomery Co, NY; d. Fostoria, OH. Mar. ------ DAVIS Jan 1858 Buffalo, NY. Other Saltzman families came from abroad to Hancock Co, OH, to live here. Are they related? Would like parents of Frederick and his other children. Suzanna Wells.

Bill Adkins Mon 6 Apr 1998
I just got an old desk and found a decal stating STANDARD FURNITURE COMPANY, HERKIMER NEW YORK. There is no date on it so I was wondering if your library might have information or suggestions. Thank you for your time and assistance. (Note: We're not a library, but perhaps local residents of Herkimer may know of the company.)

Robin Harmer Sun 5 Apr 1998
I am looking for information about my grandfather, Louis T. GARNEAU. His military records say he was born on Jan. 1, 1842, in Little Falls, N.Y. Other than his military records I have no proof about his birth place or anything about his parents. I would appreciate any information. He has me stumped! Thanks!

Jim & Lorraine (FORT) Kewley Sun 5 Apr 1998
Looking for information on Isaac FORT b. 13 June 1822 in Starke m. Rebecca Matilda SHAW 10 November 1848. We love the information on the site! Sure makes it easy to get historical data on Herkimer County!!!!

James Mumford Sat 4 Apr 1998
Looking for information on Katherine Elizabeth EGGABROAD who was born Sept. 22, 1815 in Montgomery County. Would like information on her parents. Any information would be greatly appreciate. Thank you, James Mumford.

Michael A. Hunter Sat 4 Apr 1998
Re: COUNTRYMAN & PETRIE: Searching for information on a Joseph Petrie and his wife Sarah Countryman (1800-1889) who settled in St. Lawrence Co. N.Y. According to what I understand they were both from Mohawk Valley, New York. Joseph's parents I have not found. Sarah Countryman was the daughter of Abrams Countryman and Catherine FLETCHER. Anyone working on Petrie or Countryman I would appreciate any help. Thank you. Michael A. Hunter.

Cyndie Dennis Greer Sat 4 Apr 1998
George MICKLE b. abt 1800 in Cobleskill, Scoharie, NY m. Elizabeth COLE. 1850 census puts them in Glen, Montgomery, NY with children:

1860-1870 census shows them in Sterling, Whiteside County, ILL. I believe that Andrew Mickle, Revolutionary War soldier was the father of George, and another son and daughter. I believe that Elizabeth Cole is the daughter of Jeremiah Cole. From Andrew Mickle's pension application in 1835, he stated he lived in Oppenheim, that he was born in Elsaz (Alsace?), German Empire, French Government. I am looking for more proof of the relationship. I also have the descendants to the present time. Cyndie Dennis Greer  Website

Kevin Cary Fri 3 Apr 1998
Searching for any information on Sarah SEAMANS, b. 1818 in Herkimer County. She later married Delos (or Delva) CARY and moved to Onondaga County (Pompey), then to Madison County (Smithfield). May have had niece named Frances Mae Seamans.

Ed Dowling Wed 1 Apr 1998
Any info. on DOWLINGs in Town of Paris ...at Daytonville near Village of West Winfield would be appreciated. Were dairy/hop farmers. One son Will attended West Winfield Academy, Herkimer Co in 1896, grad 1900. Then went on to Hamilton College.Thank you very much for this info. Ed Dowling

John Heath Mitchell Wed 1 Apr 1998
I am researching the HEATH Family from Herkimer County. Hezekiah Heath relocated to Little Falls in or about 1801 from Sharon, CT. The Heath Family is fairly well researched and documented in the US until Hezekiah's generation. I have found limited information regarding his ownership of a Bakery and Confectionary Shop in Little Falls. Any information you may be able to provide would be appreciated. Hezekiah was married to a Sarah M. and is the father of Joseph Heath who served in the 121st Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War. My gg-grandfather, George Heath, was a was a railroad conductor. I have virtually no information on him. I look forward to correspondence with anyone who may have information to share.

Diane Bender Wed 1 Apr 1998
TUTTLE (TUTHILL), Charles L., b Apr 1854, was recorded in Little Falls, Herkimer Co., in 1900, at #20 Hancock St., with wife Mary E., b Jan 1856, and dau Edna E., b Sep 1884. Is Charles the son of Seely H. Tuthill, recorded 1870 Schuyler Co.: Seely H., 50; Maria, 45; Charles, 16; Sarah 9?

Darrell Fransen Wed 1 Apr 1998
Searching for George SHULTS(Z) Jr., born March 20, 1789 (son of George Shults(z), Sr. and Catherine NELLIS). George Jr married Eunice WENTWORTH at Palatine Bridge, Montgomery Co., on May 1, 1813. Son Charles Shults(z) born June 23, 1818. George Jr. died Aug 24, 1870. All names and dates are from family bible, birth and death locations are not known. I am searching for any other information leading to the confirmation of this information. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Darrell Fransen. http://members.aol.com/drfransen/main.htm

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