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Mary Haft Fri Jul 25 1997
Seeking any information on HAFT. I have information from the 1850 US Census for the Town of Palatine, Montgomery County, NY which lists Francis Haft, Jacob Haft, Michael Haft, and their families.

David Bishop Tue 15 Jul 97
A long-postponed family reunion last year uncovered a trail of names in my family that led to Montgomery County. My 5th great-grandfather is reported from the baptismal records of the Dutch Reformed Church, Stone Arabia, Town of Palatine, to be John HAHN/ HAWN, who married Katy RICE at a date unknown. Their descendents are as follows:

I am interested in locating the Dutch Reformed Church at Stone Arabia. I understand that the Stone Arabia Lutheran Church was built in 1792 and was located on NYS 10 about 3 miles north of Palatine Bridge. I wonder whether the Dutch Reformed Church was nearby. I would like to find out whether any Hawns owned land in the area. I also am interested in Katy RICE, a line that no one in my family knows anything about. I would like to trace how John Hahn (Hawn) and Katy Rice came to the Mohawk Valley, and ultimately how their ancestors came to America.

In scanning your website I found reference to a Conrad HAWN, originally from the town of Herkimer, killed in the Battle of Oriskany in 1777. His name was in the list of soldiers in the Battle of Oriskany file. Since there are so few records of "Hawns", I am curious as to whether Conrad Hawn could be the father or uncle of John Hahn (Hawn). Do you know anyone who has more information on the soldiers in that conflict?

Your page on famous pioneer women also profiles a prominent "Rice". Is there any way to determine whether this person is related to the Katy Rice that married John Hawn and attended the Dutch Reformed Church? Thanks again for your e-mail and your help. I am new to the area of geneology, and I find it facinating.

Esther Frye Sun Sep 22 1996
I am looking for the descendents of the children of John and Desire (DOWNING) HAKES, who lived in German Flats, NY. Children were:

1. John Hakes Jr, born 1777, married Catherine NASH
2. Solomon Hakes, born 1779
3. Noble or Josiah Hakes, born 1782
4. Anna Hakes, born 1786 married John BROCK
5. Mary Hakes, born 1788 married John OSBORN
6. Nathan H Hakes, born 1791 married Margaret WHITBECK
7. Nancy Hakes, born 1791 (twin to Nathan) married Cyrus or James CARTWRIGHT
8. Matilda Hakes, born 1793 married a BUEL

If any of these names appear familiar to any of the readers there in Cyberspace, would you please contact me via my e-mail address? Other surnames affiliated with this line are WHEELER, MONTGOMERY, DAILEY, DOWNING, BABCOCK, SPALDING, ODEL, and BILLINGS.

Nathan H. Hakes was my ancestor. I am also descended from Ephraim Joseph Wheeler, whose father was Thomas Wheeler and his wife Mary (MUNROE) Wheeler. These two lines of the HAKES and WHEELER families are interconnected. Thanks for your time.

Penny Kresl Wed Oct 9 1996
I am looking for anyone whom may have connections with Fanny HALE. I believe she may have lived in Herkimer Co, NY. Fanny was my ggg-grandmother. She married James SERGEANT from Chenango Co, NY. Her real name may have been Sarah Frances or Frances Sarah. She went by the name Fanny. Her father's name was believed to be Daniel Hale. I found a (Sarah) next to her name in Jefferson county, WI cemetary records. She pioneered to WI in 1846 with my ggg -grandfather and their 5 children via waterways. Fanny is buried in Jefferson County, WI. Her family may have come from VT; she was b. in MA in 1804.

Cynthia Schafer July 16 - 31 queries board
Looking for information on Rachael Maria HALL, born March 9, 1834 Herkimer, Herkimer, NY to Lymon Hall and Susannah CLEMENS. Rachael married Reuben GREEN June 25, 1852.

cwhyde Sun 10 Nov 1996
My mother's adopted name was de MUTH from Frankfort, NY. Her birth name was HALLENBECK. Trying to locate her birth relations. She married Wm. C. HYDE and raised a large family in Herkimer Co. Any information greatly appreciated.

Helen Wed 26 Feb 1997
Three generations of HAMILTONs lived in Montgomery County and the focus of my research is the Town of Charlestown.

Firstly, John Hamilton with his wife Mercy CORNISH who emigrated from Conn. They had 8 children: Esther who married Samuel TYLER, Silas who married Achsah BARNES, William who married Hannah Barnes, John (my direct ancestor; 1768-1841) who married Dolly CAMPBELL of Conn (1772-1858), David who married Sally SLOAN, Solomon who married Mercy SPRING and then Sally HERRICK, Lucy who married Frederick HARRIS (parents of Hamilton & Ira who were in politics) and Mercy who married Luther Barnes.

Secondly, John and "Dolly" Hamilton's family: Nancy, Hannah, Dorothy (1799-1891) who married a Philip SCHUYLER and remarried a David SHIBLEY, John who married a Lydia ALLEN, Anna (1802-1880) who married a Benjamin BURCH, William (1805-1901)who married a Thankful Burch and remarried a Phebe BASSET, Henry (my ggg-grandfather; 1807-1895) who married Emeline SHEPARD (had 5 children; 1807-1838) and remarried a Mary Ann KELLER, Samuel who married a Elida VASBURGH and Harvey who married an Electa BURNAP.

Thirdly, Henry and Emeline Hamilton's family: Norman (my great-great grandfather), Horace, Mercy (1834-1928) who married a William GARLOCK, Minerva, Pamelia who married a Joshua SMITH, Nancy who married Sanford BALLOU, Charles who married Matilda LEWIS, Dorotha (1844-1936) who married a Samuel MOYER, John who married an Alice BEAMAN, Solomon who married an Emonette (1848-1912)WALKER, Emily?/Emma who married a Jacob CARR (1850-1913), George, Mary who married a Herbert ELWELL and remarried a Wilbur SIMMONS, Menzo who married a Laura WEBB. Norman, Horace, Pamelia, Charles and John emigrated to Iowa. Nancy and Menzo emigrated to California.

No collection of these Hamilton descendants is known to exist. I am tracing all lines and have more dates on people listed above. I believe some Schuylers and Garlocks remain in this area. I am interested in Barnes history (descendant of Comfort Barnes of MA) as three Barnes married three Hamilton's and I have been unable to trace these lines. Many of the Hamilton relatives are buried in the Charleston Four Corners cemetery. One Elvira Hamilton (1844-1900) married a Hiram MONTANYE (1838-1917). They are buried in Esperance. Am interested in expanding on this line also. HelenH58@AOL.com

James Gillespie Sat Jul 5 1997
I am seeking information on the origin and family history of my gggg-grandparents Jacob HARDER and his wife Catherine (family name unknown) who farmed near Little Falls NY. Jacob was born in Germany, emigrated before the Revolution and fought in Robt. van Rennsselaer's regiment. Catherine was said to be a 'Hollander'.

Melva McClellan Tue 2 July 1997
I am looking for information on the Joseph HART family. Wife's name was Adaline. This is my ggg-grandfather. Family records say my gg-grandfather George D. Hart, born 1846, was born in Little Falls, NY . Joseph Hart and family were in Janesville, Wis. in 1850. Joseph was born in NJ in 1810. Adaline DICKINS Hart was born in NY in 1821. In 1850 they had son, Albert 8 yrs. old. William was 5, George (my gg-grandfather) was 4, Varnum (I think that is how it is spelled)(male) was 2 and all the children were born in NY. Some of the family records show Little Falls, NY. Any information would be helpful.

Geri Coppernoll Sun Dec 29 1996

Would like to find more information about ancestors Jacques HARTELL (TAUTSH) and OTS-TOCH; Cornelius Antoissen VAN SLYKE of Mohawk Valley, NY. Have extensive COPPERNOLL geneology from Van Slyke to present. Thanks!

Douglas V. Smith Tue 25 Mar 1997
Searching for dates and places of death and burial of Anna/Nancy (HELMER) HARTMAN, wife of Christopher Hartman. She was born German Flats 1804 and married German Flats 1830. Douglas V. Smith, Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 or e-mail to nina.swaim@valley.net

Carol Keister Sun May 11 1997
I am looking for information about my ggg-grandfather, Roland HARVEY. I believe he is the Roland Harvey listed in the 1820 census of Herkimer County. He was gone by 1825 presumably to Ohio. It is my belief that his father is William Harvey (there in 1820, gone in 1825). I am looking for any early marriages which might be relevant and/or if these people are listed in any early land or tax records. Thank you.

Bryan Huneycutt Sun Dec 22 1996

HARVEY: Seeking information on James CHISHOLM HARVEY of Montgomery Co., NY and information on his ancestry:
James Chisholm Harvey b. 1803 NY, m. Kesiah CORL b. 1803 NY, living in Montgomery Co., NY. Children:

Donna Mullen Sun Mar 16 1997
HARVEY/MEACHAM: I am searching for any information on Eunice Harvey who married George W. Meacham, circa 1825 in Freetown, Cortland County, NY. She may have been born abt 1807 in Herkimer County, NY. Children: Lucy, Eunice, George, Amy, Calvin, David, Sylvanus and Harvey Meacham. Eunice died in Van Buren County, MI. Any information on the Harvey family of Herkimer or Cortland Counties, NY would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Donna Salter Mullen. mullen@oz.net

Aponte1H Wed 22 Jan 1997

Comfort H. HASKELL b. probably about 1800 Herkimer Co, NY, Town of Newport (death cert info for his son), d? probably 1845-50 in Herkimer Co (census data). Married Ruth CARPENTER on 7 Mar 1822 (LDS microfiche). She was b. 1801 in Russia, NY, d. aft 1860. Their children:

Who were Comfort Haskell's parents and were there any additional children?

Janice R. Burton Fri Feb 21 1997
HASLAM-McDOUGAL-BLEEKMAN-PERKINS: Need parents of Ann Eliza____?, b. ca 31 Dec 1809, Johnstown, Montgomery Co. NY. She m. William Haslam ca 1840, where?. Their child William Henry Haslam b. 31 Jan 1842 (baptized in Albany). William Henry m. Etta Rachel BRADY. Their child, William Dean Haslam was b. 24 Sep 1866 in Salisbury Center, Herkimer Co. NY. In 1867, he and his parents were living in Stratford, Fulton, Co. NY.

In 1870, Ann Eliza and a 2nd husband, George SWABS, were living with John F. McDougal, in Salisbury, Herkimer Co. NY. Assorted McDOUGALs lived in Stratford, Fulton Co., Salisbury, Herkimer Co., and Johnstown, Montgomery Co. NY. They were often living with or near Bleekman and Perkins families. Are they all related? How? Willing to exchange.

George Hanes Fri Jun 20 1997
I am searching for any information on Henry HANES, who may have been born in Montgomery Cty about 1808. His father may have been Jacob Hanes. Henry Hanes moved to Pennsylvania sometime in the 1840's. Henry Hanes'' wife was Keziah Hanes. I do not know her maiden name. Thanks.

Clyde Dilley Sun Jun 29 1997
I have obtained conflicting information on whether Gen. Nicholas HERKIMER had children. According to the genealogy given to me by my family, the general and Lany (TYGERT) Herkimer (born ca. 1728) had a daughter, Carolyn, who eventually married Joseph MOORE.

dcartmer Sat Oct 26 1996
HERRINGTON, William and family. I am looking for anyone who may be a relative of or have information on a William Herrington living in Montgomery and Herkimer Counties between 1796 and 1840. I believe these people may be my ancestors. William Senior came to Canada in the 1840's. Any clues would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Debbie.

peteh Sun 19 Jan 1997

Looking for ancestors of Willard Carpenter HILLEGAS (1905-1987), lifelong resident of Herkimer Co. and named for three families. My gg-grandfather, Peter Hillegas was m. @1851. Peter married 10 Sept 1850, in St.Johnsville, NY, Mary BAUDER. I can't get any further back from him, although I've found the Hillegas name on the census list of 1790 and the same names appear on the War lists.

Ezra Bauder Helligas, my g-grandfather, b. 6 Dec 1852, St. Johnsville, NY, married 1 July 1873, Ada Virginia WILLARD b. 15 Jun 1847, Fairfield, NY, (daughter of Charles Wellington Willard and Theresa Ann TOURTELOT) d. 29 Oct 1896, Middleville, NY. Ezra died 19 Jul 1922, Fairfield, NY, bd Fairfield, NY.

Ezra and Ada's daughter Mae Theresa HELLIGAS b. 2 Aug 1874, Fairfield, NY, m. 21 Oct 1903, in Little Falls, NY, Ralph CARPENTER, b. 2 Jan 1871, Fairfield, NY, (son of Calvin Green Carpenter and Mary Ann BARNES) d. 25 Aug 1914, Rochester, NY.

Ezra's son Ward Willard Helligas b. 29 May 1876, Fairfield, NY, m. 1 Sep 1898, in Fairfield, NY, Reba Carpenter, b. 19 Sep 1874, Fairfield, NY, (sister of Ralph and my grandmother) d. 4 Feb 1953, Herkimer, NY. Ward died 16 Feb 1922, Herkimer, NY.

Family legend has it that at the time the name was spelled HELLIGAS but my great grandfather got into some trouble and switched the vowels [at least that's the story I got!]. I would appreciate any information on connections between these three surnames. Pete Hillegas.

Douglas V. Smith Fri Mar 21 1997
Searching for dates and places of death and burial of George HELMER baptized 1767 Stone Arabia, son of Frederick F. and Sabina Helmer. According to Barker he may have married Elizabeth THUMB. Douglas V. Smith. Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 or e-mail to nina.swaim@valley.net

Tricia Truax Fri May 30 1997
Looking for information about Johan Nicholas HERKIMER, son of Johan Jost and Maria (Van ALLEN) Herkimer, b. 24 Jan. 1771 in Ft. Herkimer, NY, and married Charlotte PURDY, daughter of Gilbert Purdy.

Ann Partridge Sat Jun 21 1997
Sarah Ester HERRICK was born 5-31-1813 in Montgomery County. She married Isaac CRANE and died at Mt. Carmel, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada.

Trudy Hunkins Sat Mar 22 1997
Looking for information on John P. HESS (3/29/1826-7/24/1903) who was married to Eleanor CURTIS (8/25/1824-8/7/1903). They were married 2/6/1852 and both died in 1903 in in the Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co. I know they bought the house, that is still in the family, at some time in the 1860s. John P. Hess's parents are listed on his death record as Peter Hess and Cordelia and both are listed as origins unknown. I have been through the cemetery records for all of the cemeteries in Jefferson Co. that was done in 1850. There is not one Hess listed in any of them. Would like to find brothers, sisters of John P. and information on his father and mother. I know that the original John Hess arrived in America on 6/13/1710 and was told (not confirmed) that he settled in Schoharie Co. - traveling with a Nicholas Hess. Don't know whether it was a father, brother, uncle or what, but found that through the computer at a site called On Line Immigrant Ancestor Register Index.

Cheryl Classick Tue Apr 15 1997
HILTS/ HILLS: Looking for the parents of Mary Hiltz (HIlls?) born March 7, 1814 in town of Stark, Herkimer County. Her parents were listed as Abram and Elizabeth on her death certificate 1895. Her children are: Lany, Mary Ann, Melinda, John Norman, Sanford, Lucinda, Levi Jacob, Morgan, Martha Ellen, Julia Amanda and Anna Hayes all born between 1835 and 1854. Her husband was Levi Hayes of Montgomery County. She lived all her life in the Herkimer/Mongomery County area. Please contact me if you have any information.

Barbara Himes Fri Jun 27 1997
Looking for connections to James HIMES of Herkimer, also associated with Sarah PULLAM or PULLMAN. Need info on Thomas ROBERTSON of Montgomery Co, too.

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