Herkimer/Montgomery County Queries for July 1 - 19, 1998

Jack Hoke Sun 19 Jul 1998
The Quackenbush Memoranda Book Part II, mentions your site being interested in who the 'other' regular customers were. The name Elisha HOKE intrigues me - does he happen to have been a barber? Could he be the Elisha who turned up here in Toronto in 1871? The NY Hoke family came "up from the Delaware Country" before 1750, earliest known being John Frederick born abt.1750 Greenbush (Now Albany), Rensselaer Co. I have pretty near all members, but some are still dis-connected branches. Between 1800-1860 they were pretty heavy in Otsego Co. I subscribe to the Otsego List, and had hopes of finding someone else who could help with the missing links and complete the line - but no luck so far.

I suspect that Elisha was related to or one of the V. J. or V. I. Hoke brothers who ran a Barber Shop in Minden (if memory serves) around that time. Being from Ontario, the distances I see on the map seem too far for him to have visited Fort Plain almost daily from Minden, but there were Rufus (Paines Hollow), Nathan & Solomon (Stark), and Hiram (Van Hornesville), which look not too far away. Jack Hoke, Toronto, Ontario. Email: jak@cybersolutions.net

J. Jones Sun 19 Jul 1998
Does anyone know the location of any other cemeteries (other than the Century Cemetery) in the town of Russia? We are searching for burial locations for families named POOL (POOLE), VINCENT, COLLINS and/or TYLER who lived in Town of Russia in the 1830's-1870's. None listed on map site http://mapping.usgs.gov/www/gnis/gnisform. J Jones. Email: JJones6296@aol.com

Marine S. Damvelt Sun 19 Jul 1998
Seeking the parents of Maria SCHERMERHORN. Maria died in West Sparta, Livingston County, 28 Jul 1840. She had lived 31 years 6 months, which would make her birth date 28 Jan 1809. On her sons death certificate it indicated that she was born in the Town of Mohawk, Montgomery County. She was married to John KENNEDY, and they had 4 children, most likely all born in Oneida County. They are John b: 1824, James M. b: 1827, Polly b: 22 Sep 1829, and Andrew b: 1834.

On the 1840 US Census for Oneida County there is John Kennedy living in the Town of Boonville Number 275, and John Schermerhorn living in the same town with Number 274. This John Schermerhorn may be either the father or possible brother to Maria. I hope that someone could help identify the parents of Maria from the Town of Mohawk,. The US Census for 1810 for Montgomery County indicates several Schermehorns living in Montgomery County. A Evert Schermerhorn, Folkert Schermerhorn, John Schermerhorn, Marine S Damvelt. Email: marinedamvelt@compuserve.com or Email:mdamvelt@worldnet.att.net

Stephany Smith Gonser Sat 18 Jul 1998
Seeking info on family of George ARTCHER (Archer), b. abt 1812 in NY, m. Sarah. Children (all born in Frankfort, Herkimer, NY from 1845-1861): Esther, James E., George Jr., John W. (m. 1874 to Louisa Athea JEWELL in Vienna, Oneida, NY), Russell J., Henry J., Sarah M., Rella (?) M., Walter P. This family is located in Frankfort, Herkimer, NY in the 1850 & 1860 census (Vienna, Oneida, NY in 1870 & 1880). Stephany Smith Gonser. Email: stephany@putsimply.com


L. Hill Sun 19 Jul 1998

WARFORD, JONES, WILEY, VANDERVEER, QUACKENBUSH: John WARFORD b. ca l778 Hunterdon Co, NJ, d. l840's Charleston, NY, m. Lydia JONES l804 NY. Children: Welthy m. Isaac VANDERVEER, Jewell m. Gertrude WILEY. Reply to: L. Hill, 600 Parkview DR, #3l6, Hallandale, FL, 33009-2970, Email:irbthoro@pop.state.il.us

Deanna Smith Fri 17 Jul 1998
I am seeking original documentation of the building of Fort Klock in St. Johnsville. All sources state that the fortified home was built by Johannes KLOCK in 1750. The ELWOOD families across the United States state that Richard Elwood/Ellwood built the house, or at least, according to some, assisted in building the house. Secondary sources show that Richard purchased land in the Kings Rd. in what is now St. Johnsville, on the Harrison Patent - which is where the Klock house is located. Elwood decendants said that Richard Elwood's name is inscribed above the main door of the fortified home. I have visited the Fort and his name is not written over any of the doors.

Elwood descendants state that Richard Elwood came to the Mohawk Valley from England in 1748. There is an earlier Elwood - James - that was in what is now Montgomery Co., as early as 1739/40 when he and Mary Butler witnessed a baptism at Queen Ann's Chapel in Fort Hunter, in what is present Town of Florida. James and wife Mary (no surname) had a child baptised in this church in 1742. The William Johnson papers show a letter from Sir. William Johnson dated 1756 that James Elwood and ____ PUTMAN are to be compensated for the building of the Mohawk Fort. Is it possible that "Mohawk Fort" is Fort Klock? I cannot locate any other Fort in the Mohawk Valley in this time period. Deanna Vosburgh Smith Email: dee@borg.com

Kay Craig Wed 15 Jul 1998
BROWN , George W. born 11-1827 in Herkimer Co. Married SPENCER , Eleanor B. Later became a Captain on Great Lakes schooners. Looking for parents. Please reply: Kay Craig  Email:ocraig@whitleynet.org

Carol and John Rodgers Wed 15 Jul 1998
Looking for Edward RODGERS , born in Minaville, Feb. 1825-6. Contact John Rodgers at jrcrtosa@execpc.com

Christopher Andrews Tue 14 Jul 1998
I'm looking for information on Aaron LYON and Aaron Lyon Jr. who were both listed on the 1800 Herkimer Co. census, possibly from the town of Warren. I suspect that Aaron was the father of Rhoda Lyon who was born on June 18, 1769 and died on June 29, 1845 in Hinckley, Medina Co., OH. She married Timothy CONANT on April 4, 1794. Thank-you, Chris Andrews  Email:Candr82@idt.net

Shirley M. McKeown Mon 13 Jul 1998
Lewis CLARK b.1825 Montgomery Co. This info from 1865 state census for Yates Co. Would like to find his parents/family. His wife Susan KING was b. abt 1835 and is of German heritage.

Robert Benjamin Mon 13 Jul 1998
Searching for: FLINT, Martin: Can someone tell me where the birth record for Martin FLINT, born March 5, 1839 in Litchfield, Herkimer County would be stored? I am also looking for the death records for the same person. He died July 26, 1926 in South Columbia, Herkimer County. Where would this record be located? These records may be under the name of LaMott HAGGERTY with the same dates. Confused? You ain't heard nothing yet. Thank you! Bob Benjamin email:rbenjam@qis.net (Note: If anyone has the address and number of the Town of Columbia clerk we'd like to post it on in our research resources section.)

Nancy Curran Sun 12 Jul 1998
In 1865, Abraham PHILLIPS told the census taker he was born in Herkimer Co. That was in about 1818. In 1851 he was on a tax list in Lysander. Can someone steer me to a record of his birth in Herkimer Co.? His wife was Angelina ELDERKIN. She was born in Oswego Co., but that's another campaign. Nancy in Schenectady

Pat & Bonnie Feely Sun 12 Jul 1998
Hello from Texas, is there anything worse than looking for Johnson genealogy (well maybe Smith or Jones) Can you provide a local lead that may help with locating graves of Daniel JOHNSON d. 3 Sep 1869 Herkimer Co. NY m. Lucretia PROUT . She probably died Herkimer Co. NY. Also seek documentation of m. Seth Johnson 9 Sep 1821 Herkimer Co. to Lovina ADAMS . For your Civil War collectors - Nathaniel HOADLEY Johnson b. 25 Mar 1826 Frankfort, Herkimer Co. NY, d. 6 Apr 1862 at Pittsburg Landing serving in Company B, 13th Iowa Inf., his parents above. How far back do Herkimer Co. birth records go ? I also have information without documentation on several siblings of Nathaniel b. in NY. Patrick Feely

Alan Robinson Sun 12 Jul 1998
Isaac G. ROBINSON (1814-1893), son of Daniel & Susan, lived in the town of Amsterdam from the 1830's until the late 1840's when he moved to the town of Glen (where he lived until 1853). He married Catherine PEFFER (1813-1892). Alan Robinson Email:afrobinson@mkl.com

Shirley C. Farone Sat 11 Jul 1998
WILTSE-WILSY-WILTSIE. Would like to hear from those doing research on the Wiltse family who lived in Montgomery County in ca 1802. My 2nd g-gmother Abigail Wilsy, was born in the area of Minden or Canajohaire on 4 March 1802, as recorded by the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in that area as per Mormon Microfiche Batch No. C511161, Serial No. 1071. Abigail married Nicholas HOSNER about 1818 and lived in Jefferson County after their marriage. Abigail died in 1865 in that county. Will very much appreciate your help. Thank you. Shirley Farone Email:twigs@bright.net

Edward J. Harrison Sat 11 Jul 1998
I have several ancestral events that took place in or near Stone Arabia, Tryon/Montgomery Co., NY in the 18th century. Can anyone tell me what records from that era for churches in the Stone Arabia area still exist and where they might be studied? Also, can anyone provide a list of cemeteries in the same area, preferably with map locations or directions how to find them? Ed Harrison; Email: EJHarrison@compuserve.com

Camille Corte Fri 10 Jul 1998
Need information on GRIFFIN family of Herkimer County: Gaylord Griffin father of William Griffin (b. 1854 farmer in Twin Falls) who was father of Spencer Griffin ( b. 1876 wored for railroad) who was father of Maurice Dexter Griffin (b. 1876 who eventually moved to Texas and on to Alabama). William married Catherine CHRISTMAN (CRISTMAN). She was born 1825. Know very little of family except that they were supposed to have lived in Herkimer, N.Y. E-mail Camille Corte; camille@dibbs.net or mail 6 Molokai Lane, Fairhope, Alabama 36532.

Peter Brown Fri 10 Jul 1998
Researching WILLIAM WEAGER, a shoemaker, born 1805 in Amsterdam NY (Montgomery Co.) He married Sally, b. 1803 also in NY; following their marriage they must have moved to Ohio where they had 7 children, all born in Trumbull Co, Ohio. Peter Brown; Email:Tubatutor@aol.com

Jon N. LeChevet Fri 10 Jul 1998
Searching for information on an Elizabeth HARWICK of the town of Minden, born about 1796. Married Sylvester AYLSWORTH (ELLSWORTH) and migrated to Ross County, Ohio about 1814.

Jon N. LeChevet Thu 9 Jul 1998
Information sought on Anna SMITH (SMYTH), born 5 May, 1822. Married Judiah Stafford ELLSWORTH (AYLSWORTH) on 19 November,1840 in the town of Stark, Herkimer County. Jon N. LeChevet  Email:lechevet@worldweb.net

Michael Tue 7 Jul 1998
I was wondering if you might be able to help me. I am trying to find cemetery information on EATON or CASSAW. Looking for Audrey Cassaw Eaton that was living in Little Falls and any of her family. Any help would be great. Michael

Douglas Weaver Mon 6 July 1998
Surnames I am seaching for information on include: WEAVER, WELLS, FREDRICKS/FREDERICKS, GOODRICH from Montgomery Co., NY. My Grandfather was LeRoy WEAVER b. 12/17/1895 in St. Johnsville and his wife (my grandmother) Jennie WELLS b. 6/25/1899 in Canajoharie. Looking for any information you may have on their parents: Marvin Weaver, died in St. Johnsville, NY. Harriett "Hattie" Belle Fredericks, also died in St. Johnsville. John Henry Wells, b. 8/8/1860 Canajoharie, d. abt. 1921. Jennie Goodrich, b. 6/27/1864 Canajoharie, d. 1/14/1914. John Henry Wells's father was George E. Wells b. abt. 1850, Canajoharie. I am struggling with getting information on this side of my family. Any leads would be most welcome.

Bill Weiner Fri 3 July 1998
I have been trying on and off for several years to find out the origin of the name Stone Arabia. Who named it and when and why it was given this name. Any clue? Thanks, Bill Weiner  Email: billw@viconet.com

Sally Chirlin Wed 1 Jul 1998
In the early 1800's David McLAUGHLIN and wife Mary HOLMES moved into the town of Winfield from either Plainfield or Richfield. (1800 Otsego Co. census has William McGLATHLIN and Nathanial Holmes next to one another in town of Richfield, Otsego Co.) David and Mary and family are listed in Winfield, Herkimer Co. in each succeeding census through 1860. David and Mary both died after 1860. David is listed as b. Ireland and Mary Massachusetts in more than one census record. I have information giving William and Mary ? McLaughlin are parents of David. I am assuming the probability of Nathanial Holmes being the father of Mary.

Questions: What cemeteries are all these people buried in? Where in Ireland did the McLaughlins come from and when? (It has to be between 1781 and 1800 as David is listed as b. 1781.) Can anyone help me with WALLING ancestry? Stephen Walling married Olive McLaughlin in 1823 in Plainfield or Exeter township perhaps. Olive is daughter of David and Mary Holmes McLaughlin. Stephen is son of William and Carolin GORTON Walling. I have no other information about William and Caroline except that Stephen was reported to have been born in 1799 in RI.

I have lots of descendency information from both Walling and McLaughlin families for anyone interested. I need ancestry. Olive and Stephen Walling had a large family several of whom were born in Oswego Co., and last one b. in Herkimer Co. I am also seeking ancestry of Caroling Gorton as well as William Walling. I believe they are both descendants of early RI families. Sally Chirlin  Email:chirlin@norwich.net

Edward J. Harrison Wed 1 Jul 1998
I have a pedigree chart compiled by another researcher which lists the birth of Melchior BADER (BAUDER) about 1741 in Schoharie NY. Melchior married Barbara BAJER in Stone Arabia, NY on November 18, 1761. The chart also lists his death in Cahajoharie NY in about 1840. Does anyone have any information on Melchior BADER or the BADER, BAUDER and/or BAJER families that they would be willing to share? Ed Harrison  Email: EJHarrison@compuserve.com

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