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George Adams Tue Jan 14 1997

Anyone know of a source for early marriages in Canajoharie. My GGG grandfather and grandmother, Amasa ADAMS, b 13 Sept 1772 and Phebe WENTWORTH, b 14 Jan 1797 were married in Canajoharie on 18 May 1797. I haven't been able to find any records so far. Thanks.

Brenda Van Voorhies Thu 24 Apr 1997
Looking for Samuel ADAMS b. 1793 Montgomery County, NY, d. 7 Apr 1856 in Wyalusing, Grant, Wisconsin. Married Mary Jemima JUDD. Had 6 children: Henry, Samuel Judd, Mary, George B., Sarah, and Angeline. Any info is greatly appreciated. Brenda Van Voorhies. jvanvoo@aol.com

Brenda Van Voorhies Fri Mar 7 1997
Looking for any info on: Samuel ADAMS, b. 1793 in Montgomery, New York m. Mary Jemima JUDD ( b. 1794 in New York, d. 19 Nov 1856 ), d. 7 Apr 1856 in Wyalusing, Grant, Wisconsin. Only child we know of was Henry Adams, b. 14 Jun 1820 in Buffalo, Erie, New York d. 1 Jan 1901 in Patch Grove, Grant, Wisconsin. Send replies to Brenda Van Voorhies at jvanvoo@aol.com.

Brenda Van Voorhies Fri 23 May 1997
I am looking for a Samuel ADAMS b. 1793 in Montgomery County, NY. He married a Mary Jemima JUDD b. 1794 in NY (don't know where). They had 6 children (we think all born in Buffalo, Erie County:

The problem I've run into is I don't know the Township in which Samuel was born. My mother and I went to the Fonda Historical Archives Dept. and all the Bible records were for each township. They did have quite a bit of info there but we were not able to spend enough time. We have yet to find Samuel Adams in census records. An inconsistency we found was Samuel's first child, Henry (our line), was born in 1820 in Erie County. But it wasn't Erie county till 1821. So that means he was actually recorded on the Niagara county census. Well we will keep plugging, any additional help you might be able to offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Ann Page Lewis Mon May 5 1997
AINEY/CRAWFORD Looking for information on William Ainey and wife Hannah Crawford. William was born c 1776, maybe Fulton County, NY. Hannah was born approximately 1782 in MA or CT. Their first home was supposed to have been in Orange County near Goshen. They moved around 1825-1826 to Brooklyn Township in Susquehanna County, PA. They had seven children -- Jacob, Rebecca, John, Moses, Axcy, Catherne, and Seth. According to family lore, his ancestors were French Huguenots. Also in family lore is that the Ainey family came after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes and resided in NYC and then Mohawk Valley, Montgomery Co., NY. Another story is that William's father was John, who was seized by a vessel captain and sold in Virginia. Would like to know anything about them in NYS as well as their parents.

Charles Allen Mon Mar 31 1997
Steuben County, NY: Seeking to contact anyone researching William ALLEN 2nd of Howard and Avoca. He was born 1790 Amsterdam, Montgomery Co. NY and m Phebe ROBORDS 17 June 1810 in Mont. Co. (Need marriage record) He died in Avoca and bur. Allen Cemetery, Howard, just across the road from his farm. Need parents of Phebe. Allen children were:

  1. Benjamin: b 1810, d. 1810.
  2. Rebecca: b. 1812, m. Edmund BRASTED 1829, d.1884, Canisteo, Steuben Co.
  3. Benjamin 1813, m. Anna ROGERS 5 Sep 1833.
  4. Charles ROBORDS: b.1815, d. 1847.
  5. Martha: b. 1 Apr 1817, m.16 Mar 1836, Geo. BARTHOLOMEW of Wash. Co., NY, d. 11 Apr 1856, bur. Allen Cem.
  6. Stephen: b. 1819, m. Caroline MEEKS 10 Sep 1839, d.1897, Winneconne, Winnabago Co., WI.
  7. Mercy: b.1821 m. Frederick E. ROGERS, went west.
  8. Justin Wait: b.1822, m. Sarah Jane MEEKS 1842, d. 1893 Canisteo, NY, bur. Hillside Cem.
  9. Edgar STILES: b. 1825, d. 1827. Sarah Eliz. b. 1827, d. 1833
  10. Mary RUMSEY: b. 1829, d. 1833
  11. Mary Jane: b. 1832, m. Christopher MEEKS, d. 1853

Are you a descendant of this family? Need help for family book.

Skip Wiest Mon Sep 16 1996
ALTENBURG, MOSHER. Seeking information about the families of William Aden ALTENBURG(H) and his wife, Elizabeth MOSHER. They lived near Danube/Little Falls. William was supposedly a Hessian soldier during the Revolutionary War; he died in 1821.

nemo Thu Nov 21 1996
Seeking Archibald ARMSTRONG, Revolutonary war soldier of Herkimer County, NY. He moved to Oneida County in retirement and moved to Michigan in later years where he died. Any data appreciated.

star Sat Nov 9 1996
Re: Green Hill Cemetery, Amsterdam, N.Y. Is it true that Benedict ARNOLD is buried here? I have a lot of relatives buried in this place. I am originally from Amsterdam, lived at 85 Arnold Ave. Thank you for your reply.

Pat Schreiber Sat 28 Jun 1997
Subject: ATWATER, Benjamin: I am tryng to track down the father of my ancestor, Stephen Atwater born in New York in 1782. I think it may be Benjamin Atwater, who applied for a Rev. War pension on 8 Oct. 1833 in Canajoharie in Montgomery County at the age of 77 yrs. The info I received said that he had a son, John, and another son not named who lived in Palatine, NY. This Palatine man may be my Stephen Atwater. Benjamin Atwater was born in New York in 1756 at Nine Partners (where in the world is that?) Can anyone help? Is there someone or someplace in Canajoharie who might have information? Thanks a lot. Pat Schreiber. RSchrei860@aol.com

Robert Moore Tue 27 May 1997; posted 5/29
Also have info on the AVERY family who lived at Broadalbin (now Fulton County). Ever run across the name PAWLEY, PAULEY, PAULI etc. in the Mohawk Valley? Palatines - they were displaced persons because of the "Troubles" and had to go to Canada in 1783. Also try http://home.ican.net/%7Ebedmonds/ElginOGS. It is our local genealogical home page. A lot of people from the Mohawk Valley, N.J. and New England worked their way through to Michigan and west.


Kim Straight Mon Oct 21 1996
I am researching the surnames BABCOCK, BOWKER, HOBBS, ROBINSON and DROHAM in Canajoharie, Montgomery County, NY. I am a descendant of James BABCOCK and Minerva DROHAM who were married circa 1849 in Montgomery County, NY. James BABCOCK was born 5/16/1820 possibly in Oneida County, NY.

Jeanette Bader Nichols Sat Apr 5 1997
Have been trying to locate information on the BADER family in the Mohawk Valley area of NY. Have recently found out that my gg-grandfather was Mickael or Michael Bader born in Melchor, Montgomery Co., NY. Not sure of year. However, he had a son Benjamin who was born in 1834 possibly in MI. Someone in family told me there was a book written (?) called "The Baders of Mohawk Valley". The Baders came from Bavarian Germany to the US. Any help in locating information or where a copy of the book mentioned would be appreciated. Note: Melchor is not in my NY State Atlas. Does anyone know where it was? The Coordinator.

Sister Mary Francis Cates Tue Jan 28 1997
Rodman BAKER b. 1804 near Utica, NY m. Electa BAILEY. Listed on Onondaga Co. 1820 census. Migrated to Cleveland, OH. Listed on 1840 St. Joseph Co. MI census next to Peter Baker b. 1806. Migrated to Marion Co., MO where he died. Rodman and Peter had children with similar names. Peter Baker migrated to Indiana where he died in 1842.

William Watson Lyons Sun Jan 19 1997; received Jan 24

RE: BANNER-HARDER-SEYMOUR-BAKER ancestors in Columbia, Onondaga, Herkimer and Wayne Counties, NY. My grandmother, Stella (BANNER) WATSON's ancestors emigrated to Michigan from NY State and I am trying to find out information about them. Stella's mother was Grace Henry Harder, whose father John Nelson Harder was born 6/17/1820 in Columbia County. John's father was Nickolas P. Harder, who was born about 1786 in New York.

John Nelson Harder married Martha L. SEYMOUR on 6/9/1850. Martha was born 6/17/1820 in Sodus, Wayne County, NY. Martha's father, Sidney S. Seymour (son of Ebenezer Seymour), was born 4/29/1799 in Onondaga County. Sidney Seymour's wife, Rhoda BAKER, was born 6/15/1799 in Herkimer County. Thank you in advance for any information. Bill Lyons

T Steinhorst Fri Nov 29 1996
I have very little info (and would like more) on Owen BANNIGAN and his wife Margaret. They were mentioned in the obituary of their daughter, Mary, who married (abt 1859 or '60) John McNALLY. John and Mary lived in Newport and Utica, NY. If you can give me more info on any of these people, please contact me thru e-mail or at 509 Colchester Rd, Layton, Utah 84040.

Deck Bargy Fri Apr 25 1997
I am searching the surnames "BARGY" "BIRCKI" and "BERKEY". Peter Bircki settled in Sandy Creek (Herkimer) around 1760. Family changed the name to Bargy and eventually moved into Cattauragus County by early 1800's. Would appreciate making contact with anyone familiar with the names. Thanks.

Martha Lev-ZionThu 27 Feb 1997
My grandfather was orphaned at the age of ten and was taken in by his mother's brother, Jonas S. BARNET who founded Barnet Leather. I understand that it was one of the major employers in the Little Falls area in the second half of the 19th century. I am trying to locate any information about Jonas, his family and his brothers and their families. I assume that any book written about the history of Little Falls, NY must include information about Jonas et al. Would you know where I might find such a book? Do you know how I could get any historical background - newspapers, magazines and the like about Jonas S. BARNET? Is there a Jewish Historical Society in that area? (Am I asking you too many questions??) Any help you can give me or any direction to which you can point me would be deeply appreciated!! Thank you in advance!

Barabara Jeffries Sat Mar 15 1997
Looking for descendants of the BARRINGER girls who married :Peter R. FLINT 1803-1859; William DINGMAN 1819-1874; Saffrenus WAFFLE; John CHRISTY b. 1824. These were daughters of Adam BARRINGER of Springfield. jeffribm@gw.sunysccc.com

Margie Homko Sat May 31 1997
BATES: I am looking for information on George Bates, born about 1776. He married Patience CHURCHILL around 1787. She was born in Tribes Hill, NY. They may have married in Ontario, as first child, Ezra, was born in Yonge Township, Ontario in 1792. Daughter Olive was born in 1812. We have ancestral line of Patience Churchill, but have no information on ancestors of George Bates. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Maggie Coletta Thu Oct 3 1996
Am seeking information on Michael BAUDER born 1832 in NY. Michael died in 1894 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery plot 211. Michael married Catherine THAIR (year and place unknown). Michael's father name Urial/h Bauder born 1800-1810 NY or Holland. Possible sister of Michael - Eliza Ann who died in 1862 at age 14 from consumption. She is buried in family plot. Contact with any Bauder welcome.

Jeanette Bader Nichols Mon May 12 1997
Trying to locate information on the Bader Family in Mohawk Valley. In checking the library in New York I found a book listed as "The BADER-BAUDER Family of the Mohawk Valley". It was compiled by Peg Bauer Nielson and assisted by Irene Ayre Bauder; book preparation by Henry E. Nielson. Evidently it was published in Lombard, Il. by M.B. Nielson in 1976. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has information on where I might obtain a copy of this book. Is there a possibility it is available from Montgomery Co. Historical Society? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I understand from a distance relative in New York City that this book does contain information on my family. The Bader mentioned as being born in Montgomery Co. was Melchor(?) Bader or Bauder.

scott Sat Nov 9 1996
Looking for information on Mary Ann Craw VAN ATTERS/ VANATUS born about 1829 in Herkimer County. She married Orin BEACH born about 1825 in Orleans County. Their oldest daughter, Margarette born about 1846 in Montgomery County. Gladly share info with anyone searching same lines.

Elmer Fralick Tue Jul 8 1997
Looking for information regarding Peter BECKER (7/1835) married to Margarett (6/1841). Children listed were Alice E., Alfred E., Grace M., and Martha S. Also interested in any family history that may be available.

Elmer Fralick Wed Jul 23 1997
Looking for any information regarding the wife of Alfred E. BECKER - Levurnia. I am not sure of the spelling. Levurnia is reported to have been full blooded indian, tribe unknown. She was born May of 1869 and died in 1932. One of their children was Oscar Eugene Becker.

Richard Richardson Sun Jun 22 1997
I would like to correspond with others researching the family of Fredric H. and Elesebeth (KLOCK) BELLINGER, early settlers of Le Ray, Jefferson Co., NY. Fredric H. Bellinger was born in Herkimer Co. NY, the son of Johann and Margaretha (WINDECKER) Bellinger. Elesebeth Klock was born also in Herkimer Co., NY, the daughter of Jost and Catherina (KRAUSS) Klock. The children of Fredric H. and Elesebeth included (at least):

The family relocated to Ontario Co. NY by 1835 and to Genesee Co. MI by 1837. Several descendants live in Genesee, Midland, Osceola, Saginaw and Shiawassee Counties, Michigan.

Candice Alguire Hensler Tues Apr 22 1997
BELLINGER- Jost Bellinger, son of Col. Peter Bellinger, and John I. Bellinger, son of John P. (? Peter) Bellinger (Soldier of the Revolution, as stated on his tombstone). John I. was born 1772 and he had a brother Jost, born 1783. John I. married Catherine PETRIE. Jost BELLINGER is listed as a prisoner of the war in Clinton's Papers, Vol. IV, page 723. His name is listed next to Stephen EYSAMAN. [Stephen Eysaman's wife, child and parents were killed by Indians @ German Flatts, NY. He was captured June 9, 1779 and taken by the British to Canada. He was released December 1782. He married 2nd, Anna Eva PETRIE (d. Feb. 13, 1823 @ age 55). Stephen Eysaman and wife then settled in the Black Lake, NY area.] A Maria Bellinger, a descendent of Col. Peter Bellinger, married Jacob Eysaman, said to be a pensioner of the War of 1812, and they lived in Little Falls until 1824 when they moved to Black Lake (St. Lawrence. Co.), NY.

This is a portion of family notes that my (now deceased) grandmother had collected. I am having difficulty figuring out how these names fit into the EYSAMAN branch of my family tree. Any help in recognizing these names, with any other data, would be of much help. The area involved seems to be the Mohawk Valley region, Herkimer/Little Falls, and then the St. Lawrence County, Black Lake area, where the Eysaman Homestead was for 4 to 5 generations. My grandfather was Leon John Eysaman (b. 1903), his father was James Leon Eysaman (b. June 2, 1878), who's father was Philomena E. Eysaman (b. and d. @ Black Lake, NY), and his father was James Eysaman (he had a brother Frank Eysaman). At this time is where I would figure Stephen and/or Jacob would enter the family tree.

jsimon Thu Oct 31 1996

seeking the following persons' parents:

Margaretha BELLINGER, wife of Johan Just FOLTS, Herkimer Co.

George H. SIVER b. 6 Jan 1814 Herkimer, NY; m. Eliza A. OSTRANDER b. 13 Aug 1813 Johnstown, NY

Amos STREETER and Deliverence SHELDON ( parents of James Streeter b. 16 October 1776, Herkimer Co.)

pmmarkle Fri Oct 25 1996

BENNETT/ HARRIS/ RICHARDSON/ THOMPSON/ THOMAS/ LANE Pursuing all descendants of these families across NY state and those of whom migrated to the "Wabash Country," in 1816. Descendants of:

Dr. John Bennett, ca. 1750 to 1790, Phila Co PA; Dauphin Co PA; Cayuga Co, NY. Sons and daus intermarried with Richardson and Harris families.

James Bennett m. Sarah Richardson 16 Apr 1792 Herkimer Co, NY.; Wm. Plunkett Bennett m. Elizabeth Harris Vance (Cayuga? Seneca?); Joseph Richardson m. Mary Bennett.

Most of this comes from a "History of a branch of the Richardson Family," by David Thomas ca. 1860.

Joseph Richardson and several of his brothers and families migrated to IL.

Wm P and George Bennett also moved their families to IL. There are Harris familes but have no connection to the NY clans. Same is true of the Thomases and Thompsons. There are however many NY state connections here and I hope to connect with other researchers of these early Central NY founding families. They all moved sometime after 1782 to the present counties of Cayuga and Seneca where they operated mills and ferries across the lake, later constructing the first bridge across the lake. Have much data on most of these families and am willing to share what I have.

pmmarkle or
Pmmarkle@aol.com Fri 08 Nov 1996

I am looking for church record confirmation of a marriage date for James BENNETT and Sarah RICHARDSON for 16 Apr 1792 in Herkimer, Seneca or Cayuga Counties. Because of the splitting up of counties over time possible existing records may be in any of the three counties. Any other marriages for Bennets, Richardsons, Houstons, Harrises, would also be appreciated. Jim Markle.

Peg Adams Mon Sep 23 1996
I am looking for the BERGEY or HENRICKS (HENDRICKS) surname, probably in Montgomery Co. Thank you.

Carl W. Phillips Sun Oct 13 1996
BETTS: Who was the family of Millard BETTS who lived in Caughnawaga (Fonda) Montgomery Co. NY in 1790?? Was Amy BETTS his daughter?? Was David BETTS his son??

Carl W. Phillips Sun Oct 6 1996
Seeking parents of David C. BETTS, born 1803. Family tradition says he was born in Amsterdam, NY but I have found no trace. Since this area was heavily settled by Palatines, could name be spelled differently?. That is the only spelling the family has seen. He lived in Indian Territory (OK) from about 1844-70. He then disappeared from the records in OK. Some say he returned to NY. Also seeking info on the BETTS surname in Montgomery and Fulton Counties around 1800, as well as any BETTS gravesites in these counties. I have found a Millard BETTS in Montgomery Co living in the town of Caughnawaga in the 1790 census but can't find that town on my maps. Does anyone know where the town of Caughnawaga was? Any assistance very gratefully appreciated. Thank you.

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