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Peggy Hoffman Tue Sep 10 1996
Looking for information on Samuel JACOKES and Catherine HOOD both natives of New York State. Oldest child was Daniel C. JACOKES b. 4-15-1813 in Charleston, Montgomery Co. Had 2 more sons I believe to be William H Jacokes b 1817 and Thomas H Jacokes b1820 and Sarah Ann Jacokes who was christened 4-2-1815 at First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in Glen, Montgomery Co., NY. Any information would be helpful. Am willing to share what I have. Thank-you in advance.

Chris E. Ema Mon Dec 23 1996
Need parents of: Joseph JANES, b. abt 1779 Amsterdam Twp., Montgomery Co, NY, d. Jul 1849, Vienna, Oneida Co., NY, thought to be buried in Vienna, Oneida Co., NY. Wife Sarah C. CANFIELD, b. 9 May 1781, Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY, d. 9 May 1826 [have her parents & CANFIELD pedigree]. Son Oliver JANES b. abt 1805, Vienna, Oneida Co., NY; wife Rachel (Ukn) born in Canada according to 1850 Census. [Am member of CANFIELD Family Association and they have nothing on this family]. Trying for birth, baptism, marriage. CEE. HAPPY HOLIDAYS !

Chris E. Ema Wed 9 Jul 1997
I have from my Orange County CA Genealogical Society Library a publ. "Records in the Montgomery County Archives, Old Court House, Fonda NY". On page 2 under Town of Amsterdam, is given: "First Dutch Reformed Church [located at Manny's Corners] Indexed 1799-1825". It appears to be the oldest church and may contain a "marriage" for Joseph JANES b 1776/7 Amsterdam Twp Montgomery Co, m. Sarah C. CANFIELD [have her pedigree] b 1781 Mayfield Fulton Co.; son Oliver b Abt 1805 Vienna Oneida Co. NY. There is a group of 10+ that I have nicknamed "the Janes Gang", who are against the brickwall of not finding the parents of Joseph. At this point, any help would be appreciated ! Need parents!

al albright Fri Dec 20 1996
My great- grandmother Rebecca GRIFFIN was supposedly the daughter of Angela or Angelique JOHNSON supposedly the grand- daughter of Sir William Johnson, whose son John had children by Clarissa PUTMAN before he was married. I have traced Margaret Johnson who inherited Sir William's pew in the Schenectady Episcopal Church but I have not located William Johnson who I presume is Angela's father. There may have been more children between Clarissa and John. The history books say Clarissa and her children were the only Johnsons who remained in America. I have traced Sir John and his children by Mary WATTS and surprisingly the name Clarissa appears among Sir John's grandchildren several times.

I have a 4000 name database on early New York settlers who are my ancestors, mostly from Greene county. I have made contact with a researcher out west who has a 23000 name database on Greene and Albany and other counties and we are cousins seven different ways. Am willing to share my database which is in gedcom form. The surnames are Albright, Bedell/Beadle,Douw/Dow, Vanvechten, Vanburen, Hotaling/Houghtaling/Hoogteeling, Cary, Lajeune, Traver, Parslow, Hallenbeck, Rivenburg/Rivenburgh, Whitbeck/Vonwhitbeck/Witbeek, Dederick, Brandow, Vanloon, Bronk, Dies, Vanbergen, Schuneman, Johnson.

Bill Newcomer Tue 3 Jun 1997
I am looking for information on the brothers and sisters of Sir William JOHNSON. In "Mohawk Baronet: A Biography of Sir William Johnson", James Flexner mentions that Sir William's parents; Christopher & Anne (WARREN) Johnson, had three sons and four daughters. Besides Sir William, Flexner only gives the name of one of the brothers, Warren Johnson, and one of the sisters, Katharine.

My great-great grandfather, Charles GRAY, left a somewhat obscure record as follows: "Alexander GRAY was my grandfather who was born in Scotland, Barickon Tweed and came to Canada with General Wolfe. Alexander's wife was Louisa JOHNSTON, sister to Sir William and John JOHNSTON, the founder of Johnstown in the State of New York, where my father was born, whose name was Thomas GRAY and removed to Canada where I was born,..." (I have seen indications that the name was spelled both JOHNSON and JOHNSTON back in those days.) It is slightly possible the John Johnston referred to was one of Sir William's brothers; in contrast to his son, Sir John. At this time, this statement by Charles Gray regarding his grandmother is the ONLY evidence we have of a connection between Louisa and Sir William JOHNSON. Any information or help to independantly verify this connection would be much appreciated.

John Dwyer Mon 10 Feb 1997
Clarissa JOLLS, born 26 Dec 1786 (place unknown) died 20 Oct 1874 in Worcester, NY, married (date and place unknown) David WILBER, born 14 Aug 1779 somewhere in Dutchess Co, and died 20 Mar 1860 in Worcester. She was his second wife. Their children were:

There are no records of the name Jolls in Worcester...or Otsego Co, for that matter. I checked the census indexes for NY and I found the following in the 1810, 1820 and 1830 records:
1810: Jolls, Robert and Jolls, Thomas from Herkimer Co, NY
1820: Jolls (?), Luther and Jolls, Thomas from Norway, Herkimer Co, NY
1830: Jolls, Luther from Russia, Herkimer Co, NY and Jolls, Lucy from Fairfield, Herkimer Co, NY

I am descended from James Spencer and Julia (Chapman) Wilber who lived and died in Worcester, and were my gg-grandparents. Could the surname Jolls be a variation of the spelling for JELLES?

William B. Freeman Sun Jan 5 1997
Would like to correspond with any one who has knowledge of the JONES family as follows:
Peter Jones: b. abt. 1814 Herkimer Co NY; d. 1884 Town of Theresa, Jefferson Co NY. Married at least twice.

m. 1st Matilda - d. 1852 age 36 yrs. Children:

m. 2nd Rachel - d. 1877 age 57 yrs. Children (from census):

m. 3rd Rosetta (?) b abt 1815. From the 1880 census Town of Theresa, Jefferson Co. NY, Peter 65, lives with Nathan, son 21, along with Rosetta. In Peters obit, which I was lucky enough to find, it states that he left a wife and family.

Alonzo's son Elliot ( my wife's great-grandfather) was b. 1858 in the Town of Clayton, Jefferson County, NY. He married Mary A. CROWNINGSHIELDS and had 8 children. One was my wife's grandmother Gertrude Mae b. April 9 1891. Any information would be appreciated. E Mail me at WBFREE1@aol.com or send by mail to William B. Freeman, 17504 State Route 3, Watertown, N.Y. 13601   Note: Bill has written an essay about Alonzo's family.

Ruth Jordan Thoden Wed Jun 4 1997
Seeking information from anyone doing research on the surnames JORDAN (various spellings) and/or SWARTHOUT (various spellings) who lived in the Montgomery/Herkimer County area prior to, during and immediately after the American Revolution. Happy Hunting! RuthThoden@aol.com


Kerri Keller Sat Mar 8 1997
KELLER, Henry S. married Magdalena FAILING about 1800. Their daughter, Elizabeth Keller, married a John Keller Jr. and produced a son, Failing Keller (b. 1844 in Montegomery C., d. 1904 in Sloansville, NY) We have no information on either side (both are Keller families). Any assistance would be appreciated!

Ed Berger Tue Jun 3 1997
Seeking additional information about my GGF Mark KELLEY. Born in Danube, Herkimer County, NY in 1830. Served in New York 117th Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Resided in Philadelphia, PA until his death from war related wound in 1885.

Mark Groettum Wed Apr 9 1997
I am looking for information about the KELTON Family. Addison Kelton was born in Little Falls abt 1844. His father was Ardon Kelton, and his mother was Mary (last name unknown). I would appreciate any help you can give.

Dave Simonds Fri Jan 17 1997; received 1/21
KENYON: Benjamin KENYON was b. ca. 1791 in NY, poss. Washington Co. Died 25 May 1854, Theresa, Jeff. Co., NY. Marr. bef. 1825 Betsy _____. His mother Welthy/Wethy (_____) Kenyon was born 1770/1771 in Washington Co., NY, d. 20 Jun 1855 in Theresa, NY. Seeking maiden name of Benjamin's wife Betsy ____, given name of his father ___ Kenyon, and maiden name of Benjamin's mother WELTHY ____. Also info on Benjamin's or Betsy's ancestry. Some of Benjamin & Betsy's children may have been b. in Herkimer Co.

David Cates Sun Apr 13 1997
I'm am researching the KEYSOR Family of Stone Arabia, Palantine Bridge and later Manheim.

  • Henery Bernard KAYSOR (the spelling seems to vary with each record) b May 20 1791 Marr. Elsie Ann SCOVILL of Jefferson NY. Both moved to Toledo, Ohio and died there.
  • Michael Keyser b. 1723 Stone Arabia, marr. Dorothea E. JUNGIN (or YOUNG ) in Lutheran Church Stone Arabia.
  • Johannes Keyser b. abt 1685 Stone Arabia, marr. Anna Margeth, 5 Sept 1710. Anna was born about 1687.
  • Mikal Bernard Keysor b. 12 Mar 1753, marr. Maria SEBERIN, 28 Apr 1790 in Lutheran Church Stone Arabia. He died 20 Oct 1837.

Thank you in advance for any help. By the way, where did the name Stone Arabia come from? It took us a while to identify that this was a U.S. connection.

B. Parsons Mon Dec 09 1996
Seeking birthdate and parents of Margaret MONTGOMERY and that of her husband, Lt. Ezra KING, who d. 17 Nov 1812 @ Westmoreland, NY. Margaret & Ezra were married 15 August 1802 @ Cambridge, Washington Co. by Rev. David Warren , a Presbyterian clergyman from Salem, Washington Co., NY. They had six children (Cyrus, John, Jane, Ezra, James, and Sarah Ann).

Margaret (Montgomery) KING married second James DOIG on 18 Aug 1828 in Salem, Washington Co. by Rev. Prondfit of Salem. J. Doig d. Lowville, Lewis Co. 16 Oct 1838. Any information about the parents, siblings, etc. of Margaret MONTGOMERY and/or Ezra KING will be of much help. Thanks, and happy holidays!

Oscar Kirkpatrick Mon 14 Apr 1997
My grandfather, Hugh Gilbert KIRKPATRICK, was born in Montgomery County, NY in 1872, s/o Hugh and Jane Garret Kirkpatrick. My father told me he was born at Stone Arabia. I have never been able to get any more information as my grandfather died when my father was 11 years old and my grandmother remarried. History was lost in time. Is Stone Arabia in Montgomery County and are there any records for that area in that time? Oscar Kirkpatrick. Columbus, IN

Nathan Carpenter Sat Feb 22 1997
Henry G. KLOCK, b.14 Apr 1811, Herkimer/Montgomery Co. NY m. Lany DYGERT, dau. of Adam Dygert and Jane DUESLER. Known children: George A. (b.1833, NY), Jane Ann (b.1837 NY), Mary E. (b.1847, IN). The family was among the earliest settlers of Steuben Co., IN, arriving in 1838 with Lany's parents and brothers. Looking for information on Henry's ancestry. Nathan Carpenter.

Pat Cunningham Mon Mar 3 1997
Looking for place of birth, DOB, and parents of Ezekiah KLOCK. He lived in Preble, Cortland Co, NY with his wife, Elizabeth DAVIDSON Klock in 1860. Believe he descended from Klocks of St. Johnsonville, NY (near Utica).

Benny Klock Sun Apr 20 1997
I'm researching my KLOCK surname and believe I am a descendent of Johannes Klock, the builder of Ft. Klock in St Johnsville. I would like to find out how I can obtain copies of birth, marriages, death, wills, and any other interesting information as to how my ancestors participated in the history of Montgomery County. Here is what I have:

Hendrick Klock, b.1663 in Kassel, Hessen , Germany, d. 1760, buried in Old Fort Klock Cemetary; married Maria Margaretha Schopferin, b. abt 1665 in Holland; Children were:

  • Magdalena Margaretha Klock, b. 1687
  • Johan Henrick Klock b.1693 ( Kathleen McLaughlin believes he is my ancestor and refers to him as Hans Henrich Klock,Jr.
  • Barvalis Klock b. 1697
  • Johannes H. Klock b. 1711
  • Johan George Klock b. 1714
  • Adam Klock b. 1717
  • Conrad Klock b. 1722
  • Hannarum Klock b.1724
  • Honyost Klock b.1726

These names were obtained from FHC records and cited the Saint Johnsville Dutch Reformed Church for some of the information. It was not clear which children were born in Germany, and which were born in Montgomery County. For example, the records list Magdelena as being born in 1687 in Palatine, Mont. Co., and Johan Henrich as being born in 1693 in Germany. This is possible, but I don't think it likely? It looks as if Hendrick Klock may be the common ancestor to all of the Klocks. His children each had 9 or 10 children, so after 6 generations, that's a lot of Klocks! Benny Klock.

Benny Klock Tue 15 Apr 1997
Trying to research a KLOCK relative who resided in Montgomery CO in the early to mid 1700's. Johannes H. Klock b. about 1711 and married to Anna Margaretha FOX. I believe Johannes is my gggg-grandfather. Whom may I contact for help? Thanks. I'm a menber of the West Florida Genealogy Society in Pensacola, Fl.

H.A.J. Coons Sun Nov 3 1996
Seeking information on Ellisue KOUNTZ (COONS). Family stories state he immigrated from the valley of the Rhine to the valley of the Hudson in 1688.

Ellishue had at least on son, Conradt.

Conradt had 5 sons: John , Jacob , Henry , Gasper and George, all born 1759-65.

Conradt and sons farmed in upstate NY ( mentioned Fonda area ) before the American Revolution of1775. They served in King's Royal regiment during Revolution and settled in Upper Canada ( now Ontario ) as United Empire Loyalists after the Revolution. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. H.A.J. Coons

Cheryl Classick Tue May 20 1997
KRAUSS (CROUSE): Seeking information on the family of Jacob Krauss and his wife Catherine NELLIS. Their children are: John Jacob, Maria Elizabeth (1728), Maria Margarita (1731), Johann Just (1733) Robert (1736) George (1740) Catherine (1744) and Anna (1746) Lived in Fort Plain, St. Johnsville Area. Am trying to find possible relationship to my ancestor Benjamin Crouse (1812).

Bill McKerrow Thu Jan 9 1997
Seeking information on Elizabeth KUHN, b 1-30-1830 in Germany, d 2-15- 1910 at Newport, Herkimer, NY. Came from Germany at age 16 (1846) approx. Married Daniel COOLEY. Parents Gollup KATLIN (believed to be Gotlieb Kuhn) and Anna BINGLEY.

Rosalie Kimmerly Thu Dec 26 1996
Need Information: Jacob Andreas KUMERLING, CAMMERLING, KAMMERER, CAEMERER, m. Albany, NY on 31 May 1760 to Anna Barbara AEHN? Children:

  • Catherine: b. 17 Feb. 1763. Stone Arabia, NY
  • Andreas: b. 29 Jan 1765. Stone Arabia, NY
  • Jacob: b. 20 Dec. 1766. Stone Arabia, NY
  • Maria Barbara: b. 30 Sept. 1769. Stone Arabia, NY
  • Charlot: b. 1771

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