Herkimer/Montgomery County Queries for October 16 - 31, 1997

DeLoris Jensby Thu 30 Oct 1997
I am searching for information on Henry TRYON who married Ann SERVICE on 22 Oct 1840 in Glen, Montgomery County, NY. I wish to determine if this is the same Henry Tryon who married Ellen SERVOSS on 15 Oct 1840, location unknown. Ellen Servoss was born 13 July 1816 in New York State. This family was in Wyoming County, New York in 1850. They moved to Allamakee and Fayette Counties, Iowa, possibly by 1866. Their 6 children, all born in New York, include Watson, Nancie B, Erastus B, Mary, Susan, & Ira. Any help would be appreciated. I would be willing to share any info I have on this family. DeLoris Jensby of Nebraska

Fran Hindmarsh Wed 29 Oct 1997
OAKS/ RAPPOLD/ PATTEN: I am searching for the above names in the Virgil (Cortland Co.) area. I have a history of a Patten-Oaks-COUNTRYMAN family which maintains the name Patten was originally VAN PETTEN/ VAN PATTEN). As I am compiling Van Patten data, this is of particular interest to me. Are you familiar with this family? I understand Georg Oaks was a Hessian soldier who came to fight during the Revolution. His wife was Susan RAPPOLD. Any information would be much appreciated. Regards, Fran Hindmarsh

Jack Hoke Tue 28 Oct 1997
Hello All, this is Jack Hoke from Toronto, Canada. I am researching HOKE family records in Otsego & Montgomery Counties, NY. There appear to have been a concentration there in the early 1800's. I would be most pleased to contact any other Hoke/Hock researcher, and would be most grateful for any data available. J.H.

Franklin Stevens Mon 27 Oct 1997
I'm interested in information on Catherine S. GOODBREAD who was married to Jerome Goodbread. They supposedly lived in Little Falls, NY. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in the 34th Regt, NY Vols. Co B. She served during the war as a nurse in the 121st Regt. NY Vols. He died in 1908 and she died in 1933. He was a member of GAR post#19. She married him after my great-grandfather passed away, presumbly 1862 or 1863. I can't seem to locate him, John H. STEPHENS. I don't know the date of death or where he died or is buried. He did have a residency in St. Johnsville but I'm not sure of this. Jerome Goodbread had two adopted children, John and Charles. The John was my father's father. Any information that might shed some light on these surnames will be greatly appreciated. I can be contacted at my e-mail address . Thanks in advance. Franklin H. Stevens.

Scott W. Sammons Sun 26 Oct 1997
My name is Scott W. Sammons and I am researching SAMMONS from Montgomery (Tryon) County New York. If you have any information to exchange please e-Mail me at Ulster61@aol.com  I have a lot of information and I am willing to trade with others.

Roberta Zeiser Sat 25 Oct 1997
FRANK in Herkimer, Co., NY: I am researching Stephen FRANK. He came to America about 1750 with his 7 year old son John Frank. They settled in PA for a while then came to Frankfort, NY before the Revolutionary War. John Frank, the son, married Eve Frank, daughter of Henry Frank, first settling in Frankfort and then moved to Busti, Chautauqua Co., in 1811. John Frank, Eve, Eve's siblings and mother were taken by Indians in the "old French War". They were kept for about 3-4 years. After John and Eve married they had the following children:

Stephen and Margaret had the following children: Nicholas, Matthew, Polly, Stephen, Denus?, Hiram, Eve, Solomon, Elizabeth, and twins Jacob and Joseph. About 1777, they left the NY area. They went down the Ohio River to Ohio, Indiana and New Orleans, LA. Some of them died on the trip. They then (we think) went back to Ohio. Now, to get down to the mystery, we have Matthew, Stephen, Denis, and Hiram in Mercer Co, Ohio in 1840 that we know are related to us. Are they the same people as those who left NY? We would like to correspond with any Franks from Herkimer as Franks married Franks and some are probably still around there. They lived in Busti and I think this was once called "Franktown" Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Roberta  rtz@mail.usmo.com

Elaine North Fri 24 Oct 1997
I have ancestors that migrated to Chautauqua County, NY. I am trying to find parents of Mariah FRELEIGH/ FRELEGE, and William SCHUYLER (30 Mar 1805 -16 Aug 1849). They were married in Oneida County, NY about 1827 by Rev. Ketchum. Mariah was born in Herkimer County, NY on 28 July 1812, Danube, Herkimer Co., NY. Can anyone help me find their parents?

Nina Grant Truex Wed 22 Oct 1997
Seek any info on CRANTZ-KRANTZ-GRANTS family of Herkimer and neighboring NY counties, especially Henry Crantz (1752-1836) of German Flats & Marcus Crantz (1761-1841) of Columbia. Need their parents, siblings, descendants. Descendants surnames also BARRINGER, BELLINGER, GETMAN, HESS, HOUSE.

Reed Mitchell Tue 21 Oct 1997
I am looking for information on Eliza HOUSE b. 2/19/1826 Herkimer Co., NY. Married George Washington SHARPES MICHAEL in 1848 Walworth Co., WI. Seemed to have move to WI and then IA then KS.

Kathy Lencki Tue 21 Oct 1997
Trying to find a connection for my Isaac Benjamin (or Benjamin Isaac) HALLETT, b. 22 Sep 1820/22, in Salisbury, co. and state unknown. His mother's name was Mary, his sister's name is Mary R. Hallett. Ben is found in Westchester Co. in 1840. He married Mary Elizabeth KEELER, dau of Samuel Dauchy Keeler and Sally ACKLEY, in N. Salem, Westchester Co., NY. According to oral family history, there is Native American Indian somewhere in this line. Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated by our Hallett researchers.

N. Plante Tue 21 Oct 1997
Smith/Hopson (1790-1860): Desperately seeking Noah SMITH (m. 1772 CT, Litchfield area) and wife Eleanor ____, who came to Herkimer area in 1790. Their son Philo (b. 1774 CT, d. 1837 Salisbury, Herk. Co. NY) married Rachel HOPSON (b 1783 CT, d 1846 Salisbury) and had son Samuel (b. 1800 Norway, d. 1893 Salisbury Center). Samuel married Christina McDONALD (b. 1801 Oneida Co., NY, d. 1871 Herkimer), daughter of Alexander McDonald (family tradition says he came from England with Lord Cornwallis) and Anna ___. Anna is buried in Fairfield Cemetery at Salisbury, NY in Smith family plot. Samuel and Christina's son, George Washington Smith (b. 1823 Salisbury, d. 1906 Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY), an 1842 graduate of Fairfield Academy, married Sarah Bailey HADLEY (1827-1906) in 1846. Sarah was the daughter of Dr. Hiram Hadley, an 1821 Fairfield Academy grad who practiced medicine in Salisbury until 1850.

Any information on Noah Smith will be news to me. With the help of the wonderful volunteers and staff, the Hopson name was found earlier this year on a visit to Herkimer and HCHS (in a HCHS book that contained a transcript of a George W. Smith presentation to the society). The McDonalds remain a mystery.

Harold Wells Sun 19 Oct 1997
Hi. I am a beginner genealogist looking for information on my gg-grandfather Henry WELLS and my gg-grandmother Anna Eliza VOSLER. I have one bit of information that indicates they were married in a church in Charlestown, Montgomery County, New York in 1810. The LDS record says Henry was born in Schoharie [no date] and Anna was born in New York {no specific place]. She died in Northfield, Minnesota in 1879 at the age of 95, which makes her born about 1784. The death certificate says her father's name was Henry - but that was also her husband's name. It also says her mother's name was Mary - no maiden name. Can you help me? Harold Wells at halwell@gulftel.com

(Note: the oldest church in Charleston was the Baptist Church at Rider's Corners, org. 1793, whose 1st minister was Elijah Herrick, succeeded by his son Calvin. Anyone know about any surviving records? Other early churches? The next church I'm aware of was the Christian Church of Charleston Four Corners, org. 1813.

Elin T. Corwin Sun 19 Oct 1997
Looking for the burial location of my great-granduncle, Daniel COSGROVE. He died in May 1874 in Fonda and was buried in "Yost Ground" or "Yost Station" in Fonda/Mohawk. I see Yost Station on old map, but have not been able to locate actual burial site - perhaps a private/family cemetery? Elin Corwin at cqbp64a@prodigy.com

MaryAnn Gallo Fri 17 Oct 1997
LEPAK/ HYJTKO/ HAJTKO/ NESCOT/ FREDERICK :I am researching the following names in the Herkimer/Utica/Clayville areas of New York.

Joan Hays Sanders Thu 16 Oct 1997
I found a letter from my gg-grandfather, William F. HAYS, dated Feb 1851, from Rockton, New York. Was Rockton changed to Little Falls and is it in Herkimer county? William, born about 1825, married Mary Frances (Fanny) EATON around 1850. Their first child was Frederick, my great grandfather, who was born in 1851, in Rockton. I would appreciate any leads which would help me find their parents. Thank You. Joan (Hays) Sanders. JAHSanders@aol.com (Note: Rockton is now part of the City of Amsterdam, Montgomery Co. At that time Rockton would have been a hamlet about 1 mile northeast of the village of Amsterdam.)

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