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P.A. Shaul Sun 16 Mar 1997
I am tracing the family of Laban JENKS who left Berkshire, NY, in 1820 and moved to Bloomfield Township in Michigan. Laban was married to Prudence WHITE, also from NY. Their children, born in Berkshire were: Morris Jenks (b Oct 7, 1801), Laban Jenks, Jr, William Jenks, and Polly Jenks. Please contact me if you have knowledge of either the Jenks family or the White family. PAShaul@prodigy.net


Jeanne Robbins Peterson Fri Mar 14 1997
Eva BROUGHTON, b.New York, possibly Olean, Cattaraugus Co, mid-late 1800's, m. Parley LINDSEY from McKean Co. PA. Lived in Port Allegheny PA and had 3-4 children: Bessie, Edith, Anna Bell, and Charles. We think that Eva and Parley divorced, Eva moved to Olean NY, married Rufus BRANT, taking Bessie with her. All we have are memories of my father who has since died. We would like to prove these rumors by finding birth records, marriage certificates, divorce records, anything. Have searched McKean County Courthouse records and found nothing. Does anyone have new ideas for us?


Paula Goble Fri Mar 14 1997
Seeking information relating to George Ira EIKLOR and spouse, Myrtie Rose STARK. They were residents of Shindagin or the Caroline Center area of Tompkins Co. in the late 1880-1890 time frame.

Linda Beauchamp Mon Mar 10 1997
I am researching the family of James BLOW, b. ca.1756 poss Ireland and Margaret BROWN, b.ca.1760, poss Ireland or Scotland. I do know they resided in East Winfield for a time, then moved to Otsego, Tioga County, NY. Where they both died and are buried at Stonewall Cemetary, Nichols, NY. They had 12 children, most born in East Winfield some moved to Tioga County with the parents. I would appreciate any information regarding this couple.


Brian Freeman Mon 10 Mar 1997
Hi, I am interested in any information on the parents of George J. FREEMAN (1825-1906) and his wife Patience HALL (1827-190?). They were married at Owego in 1847 and counted there in the 1850 census along with a daughter Charlotte. I would appreciate any help. Brian Freeman. BFree24501@aol.com


Ken Hartke Sun 09 Mar 1997
Seeking information on Elias FREAR (b. 1801 approx.) and his wife, Luna DRAKE (b. 1805 approx.) who were living in Tioga Co. in 1830 and were listed in the census as FRYER. Family located near Owego or Apalachin. Elias and Luna had 4 children:

Would like information on all of these families but especially on parentage and birth location for Elias Frear and Luna Drake. Thanks, Ken Hartke.


Jim Fritcher Sat 08 Mar 1997
Hi, I am looking for information on any of the FRITSCHER or FRITCHER's that lived in Tioga County, NY and Bradford County, PA in the mid 1800's. Particularly with respect to George, James, or John FRITCHER or their ancestors, siblings or descendants. John Fritcher moved on to Iowa in 1858, but James lived in Tioga County at least until 1871. Related surnames may be NICHOLAS, MARTIN, ANTHONY, ELMER, and WEBSTER.

I have seen references to Athens in Bradford County, PA. with respect to John and George Fritcher, and the name Richard Fritcher on line in the published history of Sayre, PA. James Fritcher's will was filed in the Town of Barton, Surrogate Court on 10/6/1871 and the will was sent from the village of Owego, County of Tioga, NY in August 1877 to his place of probate in Mitchell County, Iowa. The other Fritcher's are listed in the 1850 PA census for Athens Township, which is right over the border into PA (John and Esther Webster Fritcher, George and his wife Lucy, and another Fritcher who was a shoemaker and several children). Then there are a Lydia and Samuel (I think mother and son) listed in Troy Township and James is listed in Smithfield Township.

The related lines I mentioned were mentioned in James' will (Charles Anthony, Howard ELMER, and Richard Elmer as having been taking care of James property while he was in Iowa), J. D. NICHOLAS as a son-in-law of James. What I am trying to figure out is how these people are connected to each other and then which of the Fritcher families they came from (my John was from Canajoharie, NY and married Esther Webster from Sharon NY) in and around Montgomery County, NY. Thanks for your help.


Irene Fox Wed Mar 5 1997
CATLIN, Jonathan b.15 Jan. 1753/4 possibly Sussex Co NJ d. 15 Mar. 1833 in Tioga Co NY. Enlisted in Jersey Blues Revolutionary War unit in 1775. Wife Ann LAYTON. Lived in Minisink. Would like any other information that might be available.


J.H. Garner Thu Feb 20 15:20:39 1997
Looking for parents of Ambrose C. DeLAP, b. abt 1803, of Putney, NY, known to have been of Yates County NY before moving to Green Co. Wisconsin by 1836. A minister in the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Also, a merchant and a cooper. Known to have at least two brothers, Robert DeLap, b. 1797, and Hiram DeLap, b. abt 1802, both of whom left NY for Wisconsin prior to Ambrose in 1836.

Parents proposed include Joseph DeLap, b. abt 1770, died bef. 1826 at Naples, Ontario Co, NY, and his wife Abiah KIBBE, b. 30 January 1773 in Partridgefield, Berkshire Co, MA, d. 12 February 1814 at Naples, Ontario Co, NY. Married 1792 in Naples, Ontario Co, NY. She was the daughter of Capt. Edward Kibbe b. 7 November 1750 at Midway/Medway, MA. Other set of proposed parents could be William DeLap, b. abt 1780, and Jerusha b. 1776, both in NY state. Maybe parents of Ambrose and brothers are another set entirely?


Bonita E. Strope Sat Feb 15 1997
I would like to access copies of the 1850s magazine published in Owego, NY entitled, "St. Nicholas.". I am especially interested in the articles by Judge Charles P. Avery about Susquehanna Valley Indian and pioneer history. Where can I find copies of this magazine? I am also searching for the ancestors of LaFayette STROPE's wife, Minnie BENNETT of Towanda and Montrose, PA and later of Newark Valley and Apalachin (now Ross Corners), NY. Her father's name was Elmer R. or E. Bennett and her mother's name was Emma (maiden name probably ROBINSON/ROBISON or else Van TULYE/ TUYL/ TYLE/ TILE/ LITE!) of the Towanda, Monroeton area of Bradford County, PA. LaFayette Strope is a descendant of "Big John" of Wysox, PA.


Patricia Sat Feb 15 1997
KELLOGG: We are looking for information about Asa Kellogg, possibly born about 1800 in Apalachin, Tioga Co. Son George Austin Kellogg dob 03 Nov 1832, born in Apalachin, Tioga Co NY. Also Christopher Columbus CONLEY, dob 1834 in NY State and wife Mary GOODENOUGH or GOODRICH born in NY.


Judy Condon Thu Feb 13 1997
Am researching MARSH (Jesse, Ozias, Elijah, Levi) all descendants of John Marsh, founder of Litchfield, CT. All Marsh family went to Broome Co. and/or Tioga County in c. 1800 and remained in area until 1836 when all left for IL. Towns of Binghamton, Harpursville are mentioned. Some birth/death dates include: Ozias b 24 Oct 1777 d 11 Oct 1851; Thomas b. 24 May 1806; Levi b. 17 Apr 1811; Elijah b 1738. Would appreciate any information or contact names to pursue. Thank you. Judy Condon


Judy Condon Wed Feb 12 1997
Am researching family of MARSH who around 1800 settled near Binghamton, Danby, Colesville NY. Names include Elijah Marsh, his sons Maurice Ozias (Harpursville NY), Sarah Marsh (married Alonzo DIBBLE c. 1838, Jesse Marsh married Achsah KNOWLTON Broome Co 1803, and Nabby PIERPONT. All these people are from Litchfield, CT. Elijah Marsh was the grandson of Capt John Marsh (Hartford CT line) who founded Litchfield CT. Thank you for your help.


Mary Spallone Sun Feb 9 1997
I need any information regarding my great-grandfather, William Henry SAMMONS, born circa 1850 in either Overshot, Pa. or Luther's Mills, Pa., divorced circa 1880 from Emma Edith LUTHER, was the father of two sons, Charles Sammons, 1873-1955 and Vespatian, 1875-1929. William Henry Sammons died circa 1922 in Waverly, New York, and may be buried in Tioga County.


Tom Thompson Sun Feb 9 1997
Searching into the THOMPSON line, starting with my dad, Thomas Arthur Thompson b. 1903; he moved to Brooklyn circa 1921. His father was Arthur Robert Thompson b.circa 1870-1880. Rumor has it the church with all birth and marriage records burned down. Arthur Thomspon had a chain of hotels, one named the "Dew Drop Inn". Does anyone there in Binghamton recognize this Thompson name? Arthur married Bridgette BRENNAN. Her brother was Cornelius Brennan. Anyone recognize the Brennan name there in Binghamton?


Alice Nestor Mon Feb 3 1997
I'm searching for information on David AMBROSE dob Nov18, 1880 Elmira, NY. , d. May 1925 Ambridge, PA. Only information I have is from his obituary. This is my grandfather. He had a brother Joseph and four sisters- Mrs. Jas. WELSH, Mrs. Paul HILDRETH, Katherine Ambrose and Julia Ambrose, and two daughters from a previous marriage, Mrs. Pauline SAULDING, and Gertrude Ambrose all of Elmira. His second marriage was to an Effie SHRIVER (my grandmother) produced three sons - Frank, Richard, and Robert all of Ambridge at birth. He died when the boys were young, and they knew nothing of their father.


Monte Harold Sat Feb 1 1997
SPRINGER: Searching for parents and other information of David Henry SPRINGER, b. about 1805, where? Spouse Huldah. Third child Henry Leroy Springer b. 16 Jan 1831 in Schohorie Co., NY, m. Eliza(beth) BROUGHAM, 12 Aug. 1852, Town of Candor, Oswego Co, d.12 Oct 1922. Other children of David Henry Springer were: Mary Ann, Sally, George, David, Charles (died in Confederate prison camp). Most of these later children were born in Tioga Co. Would hope to tie these Springers to recorded genealogies of Albany Springers.


Dianne Stenzel Sat Feb 1 1997
DOTY and WILCOX: I'm looking for information on and descendants of Benjamin F. Doty b. 1792 in Orange Co., NY., d. 8 Jan 1870 in Tioga Co., NY and his wife, Charlotte Wilcox b. 1794. Would like to know where and when Charlotte died. Benjamin was the s/o Abner and Sarah Doty, and Charlotte was the d/o Isaac and Sarah CARPENTER. Willing to exchange information. Thanks. E-mail or write Dianne Stenzel, 8819 Baker Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21234-4119


Brian Lillie Thu Jan 30 1997
I am looking for information on families with the last name of BILLS that were in Owego and Apalachin as early as about 1800.


Sandy Nye Mon Jan 20 1997
SAWTELL(E), John settled in Port Dickinson in 1787. Will probated 30 Dec1815 mentions sons Luther (16 Apr1779 - 7 Aug 1814), Calvin, Benjamin, Edmund, and Levi. Daughters Lydia, Anna and Minney, wife Susannah. I would appreciate any information on this family, especially John Sawtell, who is supposed to have been part of the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Bunker Hill. His son Luther married Catherine BEVIER (23 Jan 1782 - 19 Jan 1853) on 22 Jan 1799 and was an officer in the New York Third Regiment (Tioga and Broome County) at time of his death.


Estella Wheaton Mulligan Sat Jan 18 1997
WHEATON Family Search: Albany County back to 1757. At one time in Westerlo, Albany County. William Samuel Wheaton 1757. Relatives include Rufus Wheaton (Elizabeth WILSON), Samuel Wilson Wheaton (Betsy MALLORY), Ambrose H. Wheaton (Susan MERRICK). Their relatives moved west from Albany County to Potter County, Pennsylvania and to Wheeler in Steuben County, NY.


Terri Crockford Mon Jan 13 1997
Looking for info on Oliver CHAFFE family was living near Mecklenburg around 1905. Will share any info I have. I also am researching the Gilbert KENNEDY family and the VEIT surname. Stella Chaffee married Charles Veit. Matthew MACKEY family. Francis STANTON family. Will share info on all of these.


Charles A. Densmore Fri Jan 10 11:37:02 1997
Looking for information about the parents of John M. DENSMORE; b. 10 July 1807 d. 2 March 1902 buried in Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville, Potter Co., PA. Married 1st Delila STANTON abt. 1831 and had 6 children: Hiriam S., Robert, Joseph, Henry, Lovina, and Olive. Married 2nd Eliza BRISON abt. 1850 and had 3 children: John, Cynthia, and Georgianna. John M. lived and bore his children in and around Owego, NY, Town of Nichols.


Carl Washburn Tue Jan 7 1997
I am looking for any information regarding Isaiah or Josiah WASHBURN. Josiah apparently came from the Delaware Valley (vague description as to where this is) to Tioga Co., PA. Isaiah, who I believe is Josiah's father, was found in the 1840 and 1850 census of Windham Township, Bradford County, PA. I have yet to find any other reference to an Isaiah Washburn. Any information on the descendents or movements of either Josiah or Isaiah Washburn would be greatly appreciated.


Julia Walker Ritterbush Fri Jan 3 1997
Need ancestry of Elihu LEWIS b. 1772, who married c.1801, Martha (Van)TILBURY of Union, Broome Co. They were living in Tompkins Co, NY in 1810. Their children were Abraham, Richard, William, Eli, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Melissa, and Jemima. All of this family had moved from NY to MI by 1821. The MI 1850 Census says that Elihu was born in MA. He died in Kent Co. MI in 1853.


Pat Koestner Fri Mar 24 1997
I am looking for the parents of Charles W. BALDWIN born 8 Sep 1815 in Catherine Township, Tioga County, N.Y. By 1850 he was in Indiana. In 1860 he was in Missouri. He died in Illinois in 1904. He married Penniah Bennett first and then Elglina Van Dusen. Any help would be appreciated.


Melody Reynolds Sat Mar 25 1997
Looking for anyone working on Horace STURGES who supposedly was living in Veteran, Tioga County, in 1828, according to his brother's will. Have information to share on the family.


Dorothy Estelle Sat Mar 29 1997
Seek any information on Martha SHERMAN born about 1790 near Cazenovia, Madison County, NY. Married Benjamin CALHOUN.
Known children: Samuel and David. Died 1868 Jefferson County, NY.
Joshua Calhoun was born in Tioga County, NY (according to some of
his Civil War papers) about 1847.
His parents were Samuel Calhoun and Nancy Ann Clark Calhoun.
Would appreciate hearing about any Calhouns or Clarks in Tioga
County at that time period. Thank you.


Marge Utley Tue Apr 1 1997
I am looking for date of birth, date of death, parents, siblings, etc. for Elijah UTLEY, his wife Louisa B. TIDD, daughter of Hannah Lyon(s)and unknown Tidd. They were married 4/14/1831 in Cortland Co NY. Son Jerome was born 5/4/1835 in Tioga Co NY. Elijah died, possibly Tioga Co, when Jerome was age 2. Louisa moved to Roseville PA, remarried a few years later, new name unknown. Jerome moved to MN in 1856 and married Lydia Day from Broome Co NY. Any info and leads re Elijah appreciated. Have 5 generations of descendants to share.


Laurie Schubert Tue Apr 1 1997
Help, I am looking for information on an Aaron WILSON. He was married to Eva OSBORN. They lived in Straits Corners, Tioga Co. NY, believe Aaron to have been a farmer. They had two children: 1. Maurice Wilson, died when he was a teenager. 2. Nellie G. Wilson, b. 1906, about 8 to 10 years younger than her brother. Aaron and Eva were either divorced or Aaron died when Nellie was very young, as Eva moved to Buffalo and remarried.


Mary Buchholz Sun Apr 6 1997
Abijah FOSTER is my mother, Frances TANNER CLARKSON's greatgrandfather.
Jennie Hammond b. 1865 Brown Co. WI is the daughter of Abijah and Jane HANNAN. Abijah FOSTER b. 1820 Owego, Tioga Co. NY is the son of Willard FOSTER and Lovica PICKERING, Tioga Co. NY. Willard FOSTER is the son of Abijah FOSTER b. 1768 New Ipswich, NH and Fanny ROGERS b. 1772 Vermont, married in Shrewbury, VT 1790. Thanks again. Mary in SD


Sherry Jesberger Thu Apr 10 1997
Seeking info on William KNOWLTON, born January 20, 1847 in Spencer, Tioga Co., NY. According to his death certificate, his parents were Edward KNOWLTON and Mary EMERY/EMORY of Massachusetts. William married Marinda CHRISLER of Steuben Co., NY and they moved to Elk Co.,PA, where they raised a family.


Sherlene Belden Wed Apr 9 1997
I'm searching for information on Tobias MUSSULMAN and his 1st wife Susanna SNYDER. They lived in Tioga Co, possibly Cayuta before it became part of Schuyler Co. There children are John Albert MUSSELMAN m. Eliza Jane ALFORD, Stephen D. MUSSELMAN (died during civil war), Margaret MUSSELMAN m. Michael SMITH, Susan MUSSELMAN m. George RUSSELL and Jacob MUSSELMAN m. Sarah DUNNEAD-PETTIT. I'm also searching for information on Tobias' 2nd wife, Arminda JOHNSON. Arminda was m. 1st to John GODFREY. Arminda and John had at least 3 children that I know of; Catherine m. John WILSON, Sophrenia m. Unknown GORHAM, Lucy (maybe Evaline) m. Unknown HOPKINS. Any assistance would be appreciated.


Michael Dennis Sat Apr 19 1997
I am trying to trace the parents of Jonathan DENNIS, my great-great grandfather, who died in Will County, IL 1n 1902.
According to 1855 NY State Census records obtained in Chemung County, Jonathan was born about 1821 in Orleans County, NY.
A son, William was born in Tioga County, NY in 1845.
Another son, Frank, was born in Chemung County, NY in 1854, just before moving to IL.
Apparently he had a brother, Stephen, b. ca 1819 in NY. I also would like the address and telephone number for the current Orleans County Historian. I show a C.W. Lattin in Albion.


Pat Koestner Sun May 4 1997
Can anyone tell me how Harvey, Philo, and Lyman BALDWIN are related? They are listed in the 1820 Catherine Township, Tioga County, NY, census. I believe they may be related to my relative, Charles W. BALDWIN, but do not know how. I would appreciate any help.


George F. Walker Thu May 8 1997
I am Searching for information about Alvin KNICKERBOCKER, born about 1815, in Tioga County. Settled in Lisle, NY about 1842 and Died in Marathon, NY 1878.


Mark Groettum Mon May 12 1997
Looking for information on Jerusha ENOS who married Joshua BURLINGAM in 1792 in Norwich NY. Jerusha was born March 6, 1778 in Norwich and died 1/20/1835 in Norwich. I believe her father's name was Joab but am looking for whatever information I can find about him. Any info on ancestors would be much appreciated as would any other tidbits of information. thanks for your help!


Dottie Piechocki Thu May 22 1997
Am looking for info on families of Peter Burdette SIGNOR and Lucinda MOSHER of Spencer, Tioga Co., NY. Peter, 1801-1875, son of Albertus/Albarto Signor and Esther KNOWLES Signor. Peter and Lucinda buried in Evergreen Cem., Spencer. Daughter Lettie Signor married Avery Charles NOSTRANDT, moved to MI before 1880. Any info on Signors and Moshers appreciated.


Bill DeGarmo Sat May 31 1997
Seeking information on Peter DEGARMO age 51 who was living with his family in Newark Twp., Tioga Co., NY, during the 1860 Census. His wife's name was Harriett age 48 and the children were Eliza age 24, Lucinda age 22 and Mary age 1. All were born in New York.
Seeking information on Alonzo DeGarmo age 25 who was living with his family in Newark Twp., Tioga Co., NY, during the 1860 Census. His wife's name was Hannah age 20 and their daughter Stella was listed as 10/12.
Seeking information on William DeGarmo age 43 who was living with his family in Newark Twp., Tioga Co., NY, during the 1860 Census. His wife's name was Ruth Ann age 44 and their children were Sarah age 20, William H. age 19, George age 15, Lorenzo age 10 and James P. age 4.
Am interested in any information on the DeGarmo families who resided in Tioga Co., NY.


Wayne McGillivray Mon Jun 2 1997
I am looking for descendants of Oliver JACOBS from Candor. My GGGGrandmother, Elizabeth McGILLIVRAY, spent the last of her years with them. I would like to communicate with them and see if they have any information about Elizabeth.
Elizabeth was born approximately 1805, the daughter of Abraham CHAMBERS born 11 June, 1785, and died 4 November 1836 ... and his wife, Mary (maiden name unknown) born in 1784.
Elizabeth's husband, Hugh McGillivray was born approximately 1800, and died 21 March 1872. They had 4 sons I know about.
1.Isaac born 1829, wife Rachel (?) born 1830.
2.Abram born 1831, wife was Susan Ann EARSLEY born 1833.
3.Archibald born November, 1837, died 30 July 1862 at Harrisons Landing, VA.
4.Josiah born 1839, wife was Christina LYNCH born 1844, and died 18 July 1914 in Ithaca. He was listed in the 1915-1916 city directory in Ithaca.


Judy Allen Cwiklinski Tue Jun 3 1997
Looking for information on James and Sylvia PATTERSON.
James was b. 1774 and d. 5 may 1841 at Ulysses, Potter Co., PA. He md. Sylvia HOWLAND/HOLLAND b. 1785/86 NY (Ref: 1850 Mortality Schedule, Potter Co., PA) (Note - it is possible that James had a prior marriage and other children)
Known children:(there could be other children)
1) Rhuamy/Rhuama Patterson - m. ? A.M. BINGHAM ? #2 Peter BUTTON? (all family speculation) Have no further information of this family - other than Rhuamy supposedly had a daughter: Orpha Lucina - whom married #1Sherman LORD (div.) #2 William HAWKS (as his 2nd. wife) it is on her death record - that her father was A.M. Bingham - but her mother is not listed.
2) Pathier/Pathiar Patterson - this name is unknown except for the fact that he/she was a child of James and Sylvia
3) Benjamin Patterson , b. ca. 1823 Cortland Co., NY d. aft 1880 - (Ref: living with William Hawks and Orpha Lucina ( ) Lord Hawks in the 1880 Willing, Allegany Co., NY. married: aft. 1850 to Lorinda Close
4) William Patterson, b. 5, May 1817 - Cortland Co., NY d. 4 Aug 1899 - Bingham, Potter Co., PA - mar. Permelia Pulshare BYAM, b. 6 Sept 1826, Wheatland, Madison Co., NY, d. Jul 1908 - Bingham, Potter Co., PA.
If anyone knows of this family please reply. I have been searching for over 16 years for siblings and parents of James Patterson. I have brought his family up to present and have other dates for spouses. Thanks


Craig Rice Mon Jun 9 1997
Looking for the ancestors of James H ROCKWELL born about 1821 and lived in Catherine. Catherine was in Tioga Co until Chemung Co was formed. It is now in Schuyler Co since a portion of Chemung went to that county.
He married Sarah J. CHAMBERLAIN about 1845. They were listed in the 1850 census in Catherine and moved to Michigan in the mid 1850's. I would be interested in any information on any of the Rockwell families that lived in Catherine from the early 1800's on.


Wayne McGillivray Wed Jun 11 1997
I am looking for information on a Christina LYNCH, daughter of John Lynch and Jane E. TURK. Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated. She was born in 1844, and died 18 July, 1914.


Wayne McGillivray Wed Jun 11 1997
I am looking for information about Susan Ann EARSLEY, born in 1833. She was married to my GGGUncle Abram McGILLIVRAY, who was a carpenter.
They had four children:
Leroy McGillivray, Frank McGillivray, Orea McGillivray, and Clara M. McGillivray. Any help that you can give will be greatly appreciated.


Charles Bunnell Tue Jun 24 1997
My grt grandmother, Nancy (EVERETT) BUNNELL died in E. Berkshire Sept 5,1905. Her parents, brothers, sisters, husband (Charles A.) , only surviving child, a son Eddie, and his wife, Nina DONEY, are all buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Berkshire. Nancy's husband predeceased her by 40 years. I cannot locate her burial place (and death certificate is blank where that entry is supposed to be) nor burial place of a daughter (Lillie) who drowned as child in 1860. I have checked Berkshire, Center Lisle (Charles' Parents buried there) and a small un-named cemetery in E. Berkshire. Is anyone aware of any unmarked/ovegrown cemeteries in that area that may contain the two graves?


Jane P. Szymanski Sun Jun 29 1997
Seeking information on Roswell PRINDLE b 17 Aug 1793 in Hartford Co. CT married Lydia JUDD 29 June 1815 who was b. 10 Dec 1793. They were in NY at least 1816 to 1833. They were in Tioga Co. Candor township in 1820 census, in Onondaga Co. in 1821, in Cayuga Co Venice township1824 and in Onondaga Co. Spafford township 1827-1833. They were Free Will Baptists until 1833 when they moved to MO. Would appreciate information concerning parentage of both Roswell and Lydia and information concerning their years in NY. Thank you!


Robert Collins Fri Jul 4 1997
I am looking for information on Robert LANSING, and Varnum COLLINS.
Mr. Lansing was Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson, Mr Collins was a Professor at the NY State Teachers College in Binghamton, NY. He was there in the early 1800's and may have lived in Tioga County.


Ralph H. Weller Sat Jul 12 1997
Seeking information on children, their spouses and offspring of
Frederkck B. WELLER (1795 -__?__)and Anna J. SPEARS (1797-1859).
Both bur in Factoryville Cem. (no stone for him) Waverly NY.
They lived in Barton Tioga County New York and Athens Bradford County PA.
Supposedly had 15 children per Bradsby. Known children are:
1. Polly /Mary? b.1817 - md William VALENTINE
2. Elizabeth J./Betsy b. c.1817 md William FISH
3. Leartus b. c.1822 md Amelia CORNABY
4. George S. b.1826/1828 md. Temperance CAREY
5. Rachel b.c.1827 md. Jerome WHITE
6. Daniel P. b.c.1831 md. Maria Jane VAN GORDER
7. Louisa b. c. 1838 --
8. Artemus b.1840 md. Celicia L. FITZGERALD
9. William V. 1838-1842
10. Isabella 1846-1873 md Samuel VAN WOERT
This WELLER family came to Athens PA in 1837 from Veteran Tioga/Chemung Co NY. From Orange County New York to Veteran about 1818.
Have much information to exchange on WELLER family.
Ralph H. WELLER, PO Box 14, Alcove, NY 12007


Anne Hurst Tues Jul 15 1997
I am seeking the parents of John McDOWELL whose will was probated in 1806 in Tioga Co. naming his wife, Ruth, and four daughters and two sons.


Gary Whelpley Sun Jul 20 1997
I am seeking information on Stillman WHELPLEY born approx. 1804 in Tioga Co. Need to vertify who were his parents- possibly either Henry or Elam Whelpley. The Whelpley's relocated to Ohio shortly after 1810. Your help would be appreciated


Douglas Cole Mon Jul 21 1997
I am researching Merritt COLE and his wife Martha HANES .
They had a son Elmer Cole who married Mary BROWN (her parents are Lydia and James Brown). They are all buried in Nichols, New York. Merritt was born in the 1830's. I would appreciate any information anyone has on these families, thank you.


Sherlene Belden Sun Jul 27 1997
I am looking for addtional information on David TURK and Tobias MUSSULMAN. They purchased land together in 1834 in Spences Twp, Tioga Co, NY. I would like to know what the connection was between these 2 men. Tobias MUSSULMAN was married to Susanna SNYDER, but her name is not mentioned anywhere in the transaction. Thanks in advance for your assistance. Sherlene Belden


C A Georgen Fri Aug 1 1997
Looking for information on Avaline BRIDGEWOOD, born 8/31/1854 in Elmira, Chemung Co, NY; and James J. JENKINS, born 8/10/1848 in Elmira. They were married 1/27/1870 in Waverly, Tioga Co, NY. Any information on these people would be greatly appreciated.


Daniel Anderson Mon Aug 4 1997
I am looking for any information on Lewis STILWELL and his wife Blanche TURK. Lewis was born in Trumansburg on September 18, 1880. Blanche was born on December 23, 1898 in Richford, New York. They had two children, Evelyn Marie Stilwell and Eldred Stilwell.


John Mosher Wed Aug 6 1997
Looking for info on Dora OSTRANDER (b1868) and brother Edward (b1865). Parents of same are thought to be buried in or near Owego NY, dying at a young age. Dora is in Henry BLOODGOOD household in Owego 1880. Does anyone know of this family, or have a cemetery listing showing Ostrander?


Chuck Ford Sat Aug 16 1997
John FORD, m. 27 Nov 1804, prob. Great Barrington, Mass., Mary JONES. He d. 20 Jun 1854, Newark Valley, N.Y. She d. 12 May 1866 Newark Valley, N.Y. Want to communicate with other descendants of John and Mary.


Joyce A. Brown Sun Aug 17 1997
I am researching the families of James Alexander ROBERTS of Smithboro and John Oliver Roberts and Thomas KNAGGS of Newark Valley .


Helen Morehouse Tue Aug 19 1997
Am interested in any MOREHOUSE in Tioga County, particularly the members of Elija's family (1850-1880). He and his wife, Mary Ann (HILL), daughter of Chauncey HILL and Lucy SEXTON are buried in Evergreen Cemetery-apparently with their son, Edward A. in the Civil War section. I am most anxious to find Edward's cause of death. He died a young man in 1866; from war wounds? He was in Co. A, NY 5th Calvary. Thanks for any help.


Henry Gaudsmith Wed Aug 20 1997
Seeking information on Louise MERSEREAU'S Genealolgy. Born Feb 1891.
Parents Alice HOLLENBECK and Louis A Mersereau. Married? Max GAUDSMITH or GOUDSMIT. Address on July 1972; 222 Smith St., Freeport L I 11520. Also seeking Genealogical information on Max Gaudsmith or Goudsmit, also, my Uncle. I believe he died at this time period. Louise SS# 129-10-9943. Max's brother Henry Gaudsmith, my father also lived in Freeport at 625 S Grove St on Dec 1952. Wife was Iris. Any and all information obtained would be greatly appreciated. Henry had an address of 29 Carter Court Lynbrook L.I on Nov 1937,and Amityville St., Islip Terrace NY on Oct 1938.


Lee Campbell Thu Aug 21 1997
In the 1850 census, David (35) and Sarah (24) CONKLIN were in Owego, with Children Myron (6) and David (1).
Myron is my g-g- grandfather and I have info on his descendents in PA. I would like to know more of the ancestors.


Dick Maxwell Thu Aug 21 1997
Desire any data relating to Jerome MAXWELL, possibly Barton Twsp., wife's first name Louisa. Likely dates 1830-1860.


Howard LANE Sun Aug 24 1997
Doing research on all LANE's in Tioga Co in NY from 1820 to present date.
I already have over 3500 names that are decendants of George LANE 1640-1727 of Rye Westchester Co NY. Will exchange information with you. Contact me by clicking on my name above or at Howard LANE 300 Seventh St Apt 306 Moosic, PA 18507


Pat Koestner Sun Aug 24 1997
I am searching for the parents of Charles W. BALDWIN who was born 8 Sep 1815 in Catherine Township, Tioga County, NY.
In the 1820 census the only family with a boy in the right age group to be Charles is Philo Baldwin. Does anyone have proof that he is the father? Any help would be appreciated.


Judy Hammerstrom Sat Sept. 6 1997
Trying to get information on my Tioga Co. greatgrandparents, John Osborn and Samantha Butterfield.
They had 6 children.
1. Rollin 1837(do not know anything about him)
2. Romelia 1839 (died in ND 1919)
3. Rudolphus 1840's(inlisted in Civil War from Decatur, MI.)
4. John 1840's ( know nothing of him)
5. Romeo 1859 (died in ND 1911)
6. Moses Lincoln (my grandfather) died 1938 ND)
I know the Osborns left NY after 1850 as my grandfather was born in Fond du Lac, WI 1857. They went to Decatur, MI in 1859.
Does anyone know anything about the Osborns or Butterfields in NY??
Thank you, Judy Osborn Hammerstrom


Gary Bement Fri Sep 5 1997
Researching Irving D. CONGDON, born ca. 1876, Tioga County, father - Maurice CONGDON, mother?.
Apparently orphaned at an early age, raised in a Tioga County orphanage, and then placed with a family.
What family and where? Any info on his mother? Are there any siblings?
By early 1900's, Irving Congdon is in Virgil, New York.


Steve Hicks Thu Sep 11 1997
Eliza Ann MONTAYNE/MONTAINE, was called "of Broome County, New York" when she married Harvey Bronson FOOTE in Shelby County, Ohio, in 1817.
Harvey d. 1824, leaving her with 3 small children, and she married Joseph GARNER/GARVER in 1826.
Her father was likely Elijah Montayne.
Working backward from this assumption, we've found Elijah in the 1800 census of Tioga County: the family ages fit. And we're assuming Elijah is the same man mentioned in Riker's HARLEM: ITS ORIGINS AND EARLY ANNALS (reprint 1970), p. 789: "John T., as called, married Mary BLAIN.
Peter, Isaac, and Jacob Montanye, who early removed to central New York, are believed to have been his sons.
Peter, born 1775, died 1850, at Sem-pronius, was father of John, Elijah (who moved to Ohio) and William..."
But thus far we have only our assumptions and clues. We'd like to find documentary sources that might help prove or dis-prove this working hypothesis or other researchers who are also grappling with this problem.
Thanks for your help. Steve Hicks, 1016 E. 1292 Road, Lawrence, KS 66047


Ernest L Tracy Sun Sep 14 1997
Looking for info/parents for James TRACY, born abt 1795, Tioga Co NY. Married Eunice C. PORTER, resided Genesee Co, Town of Covington, 1820. Moved to Town of Ellington, Chatauqua Co, 1825.
Children included:
Lorenzo D TRACY (my ggrandfather)
John Porter TRACY
Rachel Sophronia TRACY
Lydia TRACY (married Levi BEARDSLEY)
Sarah TRACY
David TRACY
Philena TRACY (married Charles A HESS)


Charlene Cornwell Mon Sep 15 1997
When did Orange BOOTH move into Tioga County?
What did he do for a living?
When did he build the house located on Old Ithaca Road in Candor?
Where did he come from before he settled in Candor?
Looking for any and all pertinent information about Orange Booth and the house that he built in Candor.


C. A. GeorgenThu Sep 18 1997
James J. JENKINS (1848-1932) married Avaline BRIDGEWOOD (1854-1925) in Waverly, Tioga Co, NY, on 1/27/1870. Looking for information on their parents. James' father was Benjamin JENKINS; mother was Elizabeth (?). Avaline's parents may have been James/George BRIDGEWOOD and Margaret/Bridget BREWER. Thanks for any assistance.


Alva L. Van HoutenThu Sep 18 1997
Silas H. CLARK and wife Lois M. (VAN HOUTEN) Clark, lived in Berkshire, Tioga County, 1900 - 1920. Am searching for date of death and burial. Will exchange information.


Marcy Reynolds Rose Thu Oct 2 1997
My ancestor Steven REYNOLDS was born about 1800 in New York.
He married Miriam Miriam BABCOCK and they lived most of their lives in Nichols.
They had a son Henry, born 1840, who was in the Civil War. Does anyone have information on the date and place of marriage of Steven and Miriam?
Warner GOULD also lived around Nichols, NY in the 1850's.
Any info would be most appreciated.
Thanks, Marcy Rose


Glenna (Tippett) Mullen Wed Oct 15 1997
Edward SMULLEN born circa 1802 in Ireland. Died 17 June 1878 in Owego, New York.
Who were his parents? Edward married Ellen MORAN/MORGAN--when and where? Who were her parents?
Known children: Patrick, Kate, Edward B., Lisa, Theresa, Ellen, and Jane.

Glenna (Tippett) Mullen Wed Oct 15 1997
Mathaues (Martin?) HAUN born circa 1810 probably Germany--who were his parents? Died 7 March 1879 in Owego, New York. His wife (maiden name not known) was born circa 1807 probably Germany--who were her parents? Eva died 22 November 1887 in Owego. Known children: Katherine and Mary Ann.


Glenna (Tippett) Mullen Wed Oct 15 1997
John Conrad FRANZ born 3 September 1837 in Baden-Baden, Germany; married 4 May 1864 in Baltimore, Maryland to Mary Ann HAUN; died 12 March 1895 in Southport (Elmira), New York and buried in Owego, New York.
Need any information on his parents?


Glenna (Tippett) Mullen Wed Oct 15 1997
Patrick HAYES born circa 1815 in Ireland and died in Owego.
Wife, Bridget STEPHENSON/STEVENSON (possibly born in Scotland) and died in Owego.
Need any information on them and on each of their parents.


Dee Bond Thurs Nov 6 1997
I am researching the BARTON's of Tioga County. My grandmother was Florence M. Barton (b. Jul 19, 1890, Apalachin) married to Leon J. MIKELS (b. Jul 22, 1889, Loundsberry). Florence father was William H. Barton (b. Nov 28, 1867, Worcester) married Susan E. HILTON (b. Jun 6, 1872, Apalachin). Would like to correspond with anyone researching this Barton line. I would also like to get in contact with the Barton group in Tioga Co. that has family reunions and has put together a Barton family history.


Alice Quayle Gershman Tues Nov 11 1997
I am looking for anyone who is related to John BUNN, born in Bernardsville, NJ 1853 and/or wife Ida BARRY. John Bunn was buried in Evergreen Cem. in Owego 1917. Wife was buried at Evergreen 1905. There are other BARRYs buried there, Alfred and Alda. Alfred may be a nephew of Ida.


Sylvia Sawyer-Sebelist Tues Nov 18 1997
I am tracing Elizabeth LaBAR born 19 April 1836 in Tioga Co.
Her parents were Henry and Margaret LaBar.
Elizabeth married Silas FLETCHER in Henry Co. Indiana on 10 April 1851.
Would like to hear from anyone about LaBar family.


Richard Root Thurs Nov 20 1997
Researching Hugh McGILLIVRAY, b 1802, Town of Spencer.
Father was Archibald McGillivray ??
Lived most of his life at Newfield, Tompkins Co.
Died Tioga County,Town of Candor, Mar. 21,1872 at home of son Isaac McGillivray.


Jack Mallin Fri Nov 21 1997
I'm researching the MALLIN family.
My Grandfather, John P. Mallin married a Elizabeth MOONEY sometime before 1876.
My uncle James Mallin was born in 1875/6 in Arnot, Tioga county.
My Grandfather received his citizenship in Tioga County in 1875/6, therefore I must assume he was in the county 5 years prior to to 1875/6. I must assume he married Elizabeth Mooney sometime between 1871 and 1876. John P. Mallin was a coal miner.


Robert Chambers Thurs Nov 27 1997
Would like any info on the CHAMBERS family that lived in or around the town of Richford during the 1800's.


Patricia Wilson Fri Dec 5 1997
Seeking parents of Ida Mae VANDERMARK, b. 7 May 1861 in Waverly, Tioga, NY. Died 20 Nov. 1914 Coryland, PA. wife of Samuel Wilson FROST of Roseville, Tioga, PA.
Her mother was Mary ?


Janice Mauldin Castleman Fri Dec 12 1997
Seeking the parents of Clarissa HYDE who married Nathan LANE c1801 in Smithboro, Tioga, NY.
Clarissa was born c1781 and Nathan was born 03 Jul 1779 in Chesterfield, Bristol, MA.
Their known children:
1. Dorcus LANE b. c1810 married Zedekiah BONHAM c1830 Smithboro, Tioga, NY. They moved to Tompkins, Jackson Co., MI.
My ancestor was their daughter Clarissa Eliva BONHAM who married Edmund Buxton COCHRAN.
2. Nathan Howard LANE b. 05 Jan 1812 in NY who married Zerviah MAXWELL.
3. David LANE born 04 Mar 1824 in Broome Co., NY who married Minerva J. CRAWFORD.
There were several more unknown children.


Carol Witherell Sat Dec 13 1997
Searching for information on the children of William WITHERELL and Lydia Ninette BLOSSOM.
The children's names are Emily, Lute, Fred, and Henry. I was hoping to find any birth record during the 1830's or early 1840's.
They also had three other brothers whom I have been able to trace...but these four have eluded me.
I have information a Henry Witherell was born around 1834 in Tioga County. I am trying to confirm he is the Henry I am researching.
Would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks!


Sylvia Van Dusen Mon Dec 15 1997
I am looking for the parents or siblings of Theodore A. PATTERSON, 1876 - 1934,
buried in Newark Valley Cemt.
I beleive he lived in Bradford Co. Pa. before moving to the Owego area.
He married Grace LAMPMAN and had 3 children.
I have Grace's info back to 1700's, but can find no info on Theodore.
Will gladly exchange info. Theodore is my father's father.


Ian M. Steele Fri Dec 19 1997
Looking for gravestone data for Moses INGERSOLL who is buried in Broadway Cemetary near Owego, NY.
I understand he was born about 1755. Also looking for any possible information on his wife whose name was Lavina (sp?).


Sylvia Van Dusen Fri Dec 19 1997
I am trying to locate any info on my grandfather, William MORRIS 1874-1934 (mother's side).
Here is what I know:
He lived north of Flemingville in area called Searlesville. He Married Jenny Searles.
They had 7 children:
Lewis, Harold, Francis, Helen, Winton, Kenneth and Isabelle.
I have been unable to locate any info on their Dad.


Ivan Buffington Sun Dec 21 1997
I am seeking information on Oliver BUFFINGTON born August 13, 1813 in either Mass. or Connecticut and died in Owego May 22, 1869.
He married Lydia M. HUNT in Owego on Oct. 4, 1838.
Their children were:
1. Hannah J., born July 22, 1839
2. Adonijah, (my great grandfather) born Oct. 8, 1844
3. Cyril, born Oct. 4, 1845
4. Lydia M., born April 10, 1847
This wife died May 27, 1847 in Owego and he subsequently married Eliza HARRINGTON of Owego on Nov. 6, 1851.
Their children were:
1. Austin, born March 11, 1857
2. Walter, born June 17, 1858
3. Carrie M., born March 22. 1861
I am trying to find Olivers birthplace and parents names. As a matter of interest I would like to obtain any other personal information available on him, such as occupation or civic activities.


Bob Erickson Mon Dec 30 1997
I am researching my GGG-Grandfather, George Jacob MARVIN.
He was born about 1830 in Cardon, Tioga, NY.
About 1848 he moved to Bonus, Boone, IL.


Linda Grannis Wed Dec 31 1997
My grandfather's first wife was JOSEPHINE TURNER b. 1865 the daughter of William Turner, Barton, NY.
I do not know when she married my grandfather, Willis (or Wallace) CADY.
They were no longer married when she died in 1887 because he witnessed her death notice and noted she was single at the time. They may have divorced.
I would like to find a record of their marriage to find out where he was from.
The only info I have is that he was from Pennsylvania.
Also, I would like to make the Turner descendants aware of Josephine's daughters death in 1902.



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