Herkimer/Montgomery County Queries for March 16 - 31, 1998

Tracy Hogan Tue 31 Mar 1998
I am looking for info on where a person might be buried from Cullen in the town of Warren. I am looking for a James BALLARD who died there in the early 1900's. I am looking also for info on the RUTT family from Montgomery and Otsego counties. Tracy Hogan. Email: dpratt137@aol.com  http://members.aol.com/dpratt137/index1.html

Milton Johnson Tue 31 Mar 1998
I am looking for any infomation regarding Harpin JOHNSON whose name appeared in the 1825 Norway Census listed on the Herkimer/Montgomery Co. GenWeb page. What I know so far:

1. HARPIN Johnson was born January 16, 1799 in Connecticut, and died August 15, 1843 in Lewis County, Kentucky. He married Phoebe J. WAINWRIGHT Abt. 1821 in New York (?). Children of Harpin Johnson and Phoebe Wainwright are:

i. George W., b. June 06, 1822, New York
ii. Lewis, b. August 15, 1823, New York
iii. Solomon, b. May 21, 1825, New York
iv. Joseph, b. January 30, 1827, New York
v. Clotilda, b. February 24, 1829, New York; d. March 03, 1853, Lewis County, Kentucky
vi. Anna, b. February 07, 1831, New York; d. 1891, Lewis County, Kentucky
vii. Elizabeth J. , b. March 28, 1833, New York; d. January 12, 1892, Lewis County, Kentucky
viii. Samuel, b. December 03, 1835, New York; d. 1907, Lewis County, Kentucky
ix. Haannah Mariah, b. August 16, 1837, New York; d. September 10, 1918, Lewis County, Kentucky
x. Timothy, b. September 08, 1839, New York; d. 1928, Lewis County, Kentucky; m. (1) Louisa DUNNING; m. (2) Lucinda THOROUGHMAN.

Any information about Harpin Johnson would be appreciated. Milton Johnson. Email: libmilt@worldnet.att.net

Susan A. Keevan Tue 31 Mar 1998

Seeking info on families of David THIBODEAUX / TEBODO and Adeline BENJAMIN who lived in Amsterdam, Town of Florida areas from the 1860's to late 1880's. thanks. Susan A. Keevan. Email: SusanAnnSK@aol.com

Ardith Haas Mon 30 Mar 1998
Searching for parents & siblings of Joseph D. DODGE born 2 Dec 1807 in Montgomery Co NY, and his brother John F. Dodge born ca 1811. Joseph married Ann DEPUY (or DUPUY), daughter of Benjamin Depuy. John married Zelia GRINNELL, daughter of John & Lucinda RUDD Grinnell. Around 1840, these two families moved from Onondaga Co NY to Cass Co MI.

Anna Marie Paunetto Sat 28 Mar 1998
I am doing research on a Mortimer CREIGHTON, born 1873 in Oregon. He married a Sarah FARRELL, born 1872 in New York City. In the 1920 Census it states their residence as 200 Brookside Avenue, Amsterdam, New York (Montgomery County). He is 47 and a newsdealer (wholesaler). I am looking for any information, death records, childrens names, if any, if he is listed as part of the business directory. Please, if you have any information, especially on descendants, e- mail me. Anna Marie Paunetto; Email:mapupa@aol.com

Karen Albright Sat 28 Mar 1998
Will exchange info on the family of Elizabeth WINTER(S), 1787-after 1854), who m. Andrew ARMSTRONG before 1812. She was a dau. of Michael Winter(s) Sr., a resident of Charleston, Montgomery Co., NY, since before 1820. They came from Albany and some of the family later lived in Genesee Co., NY. Elizabeth's siblings include Michael Jr., John and Henry. Karen Albright, Merced, CA; Email:karyboots@aol.com

Michael Alan Hunter Sat 28 Mar 1998
Hi, was searching for help as I was trying to find information on David HOUSE and Margaret COUNTRYMAN who came from Herkimer/Montgomery Co. Trying to find records for town of Danube where my 3x great grandfather Hiram K. House was b. August 26, 1817. Also trying to find David and Margaret's lineage. They were born about 1791 to 1796. Thank you... Michael

Jodi Jakeway Thu 26 Mar 1998
I'm looking for any descendants of JAKEWAY/ JACQUES/ JAQUAYS/ JAQUES:
James JAKEWAY, b. July 22, 1819 in NY (?), d. Nov 26, 1870 in Kent Co., MI. Married Catherine WESSELS, daughter of Peter & Elizabeth (LENTZ) Wessels, abt 1840. James & Catherine's children:

  1. Cornelia Jakeway, b. 1841 in Herkimer Co., NY
  2. Asmin Jakeway, b. 1843 in Herkimer Co., NY
  3. Alice Jakeway, b. 1845 in Herkimer Co., NY
  4. John Henry Jakeway, b. Sep 15, 1846 in Herkimer Co,NY, married Mary Anne MALONE
  5. Asa Jakeway, b. Apr 1848 in Herkimer Co, NY, married Sarah Elizabeth BRIDGES
  6. Horace Jakeway, b. abt 1849 in Kent Co.,MI, married Celestia WEEKS
  7. Sherman Jakeway, b. abt 1850 in Kent Co., MI, married Ms. BRANNIGAN
  8. Charles Jakeway, b. abt 1851 in Kent Co, MI, married Ella FRANCISCO
  9. and eight other children b. MI

Horace Jakeway's (b. abt 1849) grandson changed his name to "Kenneth Jacques". One of his children had his name legally changed back to "Jakeway". Perhaps "Jacques" was the original spelling of the surname. In the 1850 Herkimer Co, NY census, James & Catherine's last name is spelled "Jaquays". I am looking for any descendants or ancestors of James Jakeway. If you have any connections to any of the above, please email me at: jjakeway@iserv.net  Jodi Jakeway, Belding, MI 48809

Note: As coordinator and "keep of the queries" at times I must shorten queries so that there will be room for all on these boards. The above query has been edited due to length, events occuring outside of the geographic scope of this GenWeb site, and references to individuals very close to contemporary time. Jodi has done thorough research and has much to share.

Lawrence K. Weber, Jr., SIOR Wed 25 Mar 1998
Subject: Bornet's Field: I am seeking information on subject battle during French and Indian War. My ancestors Nicholas WEBER and his son Johannes Nicolaus Weber were in Capt Petry's Company, 1757 or 1767. I cannot find information on this battle. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, L.K.Weber

Sylvia Harper Nelson Wed 25 Mar 1998
I am looking for information on my great grandfather - Glenn Howard PUTNAM, born January 31, 1852. I just received a copy of his death certificate and had a difficult time reading his birthplace. After a great deal of technical help, it looks like it is "Village of Glenn," New York. His parents are listed as Glen Putnam (born in Amsterdam, New York - my next query) and Letitia Paulison (born in Hackensack, New Jersey). If he was indeed born in the Town of Glen, Montgomery County, I would love to hear from anyone researching the same family. I noticed on your fantastic new web site for Glen, the name Putman, and wonder if this is a variation in the spelling of the name. Please contact me: Sylvia Harper Nelson, Bainbridge Island, WA; Email: shn1@ix.netcom.com  Thank you.

Harriette Lockhart Mon 23 Mar 1998
I'm beginning to do research on my husband's family. His great-grandfather's name was Albert E. EASTWOOD. The only info I have is that he was born in Clayville, NY, was a lifelong resident until Nov 1925 . He worked at the Empire Woolen Company, was a member of the Congregational Church, married Amelia Shelton of Clayville who died in 1902. Married Jennie Bevan in 1906. Buried in Sauquiot Valley Cemetery. I cannot find Clayville on the map; is it in Herkimer County? Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you. (Note: Clayville is in the Town of Paris, about 2 miles west into Oneida County, from the Herkimer County township of Litchfield. This part of Oneida Co was once part of Herkimer county.)

Terry Harper Sun 22 Mar 1998
I have found a reference to Jerome SPOOR as follows:
The Mohawk, Bail Book, Montgomery County, Vol. 2, Pages 22 and 68
The Mohawk, Bail Book, Montgomery County, Vol. 3, Page 115
What is this in reference to? Terry Harper

Dorothy Willis Sun 22 Mar 1998
SMITH, Nicholas, b. abt. 1800 in Herkimer County, NY. His wife, Cornelia, was b. abt. 1804 in Otsego County, NY. They moved to Cattaragus County, NY, about 1836. Their children were: Nicholas, Cordelia, Darius, Oliver, Affie, and Althine. I would like to know anything about the family of this Nicholas and his wife. Dorothy Willis  Email:magister@c-zone.net

Pat Hacker Fri 13 Mar 1998; posted 3/22
The surname is GLENAR. I have found it spelled in many ways and then changed by hand on various birth, death records. Other spellings Glenner, Glennar, Glennor, Glener, Gleanar, Gleaner, Glemer, Glanner. They immigrated from Germany between 1850-1855. Lived in the Palatine area, Stone Arabia, Sand Flats etc. My great great grandfather was Philip Glenar. My great grandfather was also Philip, and my grandfather was Herbert Glenar who married Luella DOCKSTADER. They eventually lived in Johnstown, NY. Lots of the Glenars settled in St. Johnsville area. I have some info, but lots of holes need plugging. Help. Thanks. Pat Hacker  Email:Sierrakh@aol.com

Daniel Rathbun Sun 22 Mar 1998
WILLIAMS / BRADLEY / GALE: Looking for parents & vitals of siblings: Sherman & Esther WILLIAMS. Sherman Williams was "of Russia, NY" when he married 18 Oct 1831 at Farmington, Hartford co., CT by Rev. Joseph Ayer, Jr., to Sally BRADLEY "of New London, CT", she b 6 Mar 1807, dau of Joshua Jr. & Dorcas (RATHBUN) Bradley of New London. Unknown why they m. in Farmington. [CT Barbour Collection of VRs] Sally died 12 Mar 1888 at Galesburg, IL. Sherman's b. date/place is unknown. He was part of the colony that established Galesburg, IL and Knox College abt 1838. He was an abolitionist and an educator, said to have 1st settled in Missouri, establishing a Sabbath school for colored children. He was mobbed, his property burned and life threatened so he was forced to flee the state. He was co-executor for the will of a Martha Williams in 1849 at Galesburg, IL. The will of Sally (Bradley) Williams has no executor listed in the probate index, perhaps Sherman had predeceased her? [most info from: Cooley, "Rathbone Geneology",1898]

Esther WILLIAMS, sister of Sherman, b date/place unknown, m (1) ___ COON, details unknown. (a Coon was one of the early settlers at Russia, NY) She m (2) at Galesburg, IL 14 Sep 1840 to Prof. George Washington GALE, the founder of the Oneida Institute, and later Knox College. His 1st wife was Harriet SELDEN (had 9 children). George may have had a 3rd wife, _______ MERRIAM. George & Esther had at least 1 son, Henry Williams Gale b & d 1842 Esther is also supposed to have d abt 1842, prob at Galesburg, IL.

The name "Henry" is interesting as 2 of Sherman & Sally Williams' children named sons Henry ... or ... Henry. "Henry" doesn't seem to come from the Gale or Bradley line. Also, aware of the Henry Williams, farmer in the 1869 Russia, NY directory, and a Henry Williams m in Rome, NY, but relationship to Esther & Sherman is unknown. Any help appreciated... especially source names if info is too lengthy to send via email.

Harold Thompson Sat 21 Mar 1998
David A. KEELER born in Herkimer County, N.Y. on August 21, 1841. He enlisted in the Union Army at Piqua, Ohio April 18, 1861. He lived his life in Gallia County, Ohio. I understand he had brothers and sisters in Herkimer County, near Frankfort. His obits only indicates that he had siblings about Utica, New York. Somewhere I saw that his father's name was Alonzo Keeler and his mother's maiden name was Fox. Other than that, that is all I know. He was my Great Grandfather. My name is Harold E. Thompson E-Mail address: hetom@zoomnet.net

Jillean Thu 19 Mar 1998
Any information on Jacob BURRILL who lived in Herkimer in 1831. A relative named John Burrill, Jr visited him on July 11, 1830. Letters dating to the 1830's refers to a Jacob and brother Joshua Burrill. Any information on a James DeWitt Burrill who started a family business on Main Street between Mohawk & Ilion. Send information to JILLEAN@aol.com  Thanks.

Maggie and Lee Corbin Wed 18 Mar 1998
Searching for photographs and information on William H. SICKLES, born 27 October, 1844 in Danube, Herkimer County, New York. Living in Fountain Prairie, Columbia County, Wisconsin during 1 August, 1860 Wisconsin Census, page 415, family #808, with father George and sister Gertrude. Served with Company B, 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during Civil War. Married to Jennie Sickles. Living in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington in 1898. Died at Washington State Soldiers Home, Orting, Pierce County, Washington 26 September, 1938. Leroy H. Corbin, P.O. Box 1203, Graham, WA 98338  Email: maglee@wolfenet.com

Howard Worden Wed 18 Mar 1998
WORDENFamily History. Hi, I am looking for any information on the family name of "Worden". Ou family records lead me to believe that some of our family settled in the Herkimer region. Please inform if you know of any persons on record. Thank You, Howard Worden, Henrietta, NY

Joel Taylor Wed 18 Mar 1998
Mom said my great-grandfather Charles TAYLOR is resting in a cemetery in Newville. I can remember a creek Dad road a bike down. It is all slate and there is a cemetery near there. If any one can help me find my grandfather and grandma thank you. (Note: Newville is in the Town of Danube, Herkimer County.)

Talma Klaassen Wed 18 Mar 1998
William FRAZEE and wife Hannah lived in Columbia twp 1820 close neighbors were Simon CLARK and Simon P. Clark. Was Hannah's maiden name Clark? Was William Frazee related to other Frazee's in county? Talma Klaassen  Email: tbk@wichita.infi.net

James W. Lockhart Sun 15 Mar 1998
Your web-site is wonderful - thanks for all the effort you've put into it. I'm beginning to do research on my husband's family. His great-grandfather's name was Albert E. EASTWOOD. The only info I have is that he was born in Clayville, NY, was a lifelong resident until Nov 1925 . He worked at the Empire Woolen Company, was a member of the Congregational Church, married Amelia SHELTON of Clayville who died in 1902. Married Jennie BEVAN in 1906. Buried in Sauquiot Valley Cemetery. I cannot find Clayville on the map; is it in Herkimer County? Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you. (Note: Clayville is just over the border from Litchfield, Herkimer County, in the Town of Paris, Oneida County. Historically, there was much back and forth movement between the two townships.)

George Ackerman Mon 16 Mar 1998
Searching for information about Samuel CLYDE b. 11, Apr 1732 Windom, Rockingham Co, NH who m. Catherine WASSON in 1761. They had several children, one of whom was Esther b. 14 Feb. 1778 who married Matthew BELL. Their son, Hugh H. Bell, b. 15, Apr 1800 was my 2nd g-grandfather. I would like to contact others researching these lines. George Ackerman  Email:GACKER1104@aol. com

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