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Roger Grimshaw Mon Dec 9, 2002

I am originally from Canajoharie, NY, presently from Englewood, Florida.

Fully believe that my great great grandfather Henry MASLIN, wife Eliza, are probably buried in the Owego area.

Henry was born around 1813 in England (don't know about Eliza). They are in the 1870 census with Henry's age being 57 (right in the ballpark).

Henry was first married to my great great grandmother Mary Ann Andrews, born in Kent, England. They divorced somewhere between 1848 and 1851.

Henry and his first wife Mary Ann, had three daughters, one named Isabella (Of Canajoharie) who was my great grandmother.

Isabella was married to my great grandfather George GRIMSHAW. They are both buried in the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Canajoharie.

If you have any info on the life and death of Henry and Eliza and any children they may have had, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks very much.


Nancy Tweedie Thur Nov 14, 2002

Looking for info on James M. VAN DE BOGART born 1820 in Danby, Tompkins County, NY, married 1844 to Harriett E. MIDDAUGH who was born in 1828 in either NY or NJ.

James & Harriett lived in Spencer during the 1860 and 1870 census.

James was a Private in the 23th Regiment of New York Volunteers from May 16, 1861 to May 22, 1863.

Thank you.


Jacki Pugh Tue Nov 12, 2002

I am trying to find some info about Major John SMITH, who served 4 different times during the Rev. War.

After the war he settled in Maughantowano flats, with his wife, Elizabeth OGDEN, and children; Elizabeth, Nathan, Gilbert, David and John.

He died on May 3, 1818, in Nichols, Tioga Co, N.Y.

I am trying to find out his service number, and place of burial.

Being a Veteran I thought this would be easy, but I'm having a hard time, verifying his war record.

I read in several different books about his orders to burn stores and to destroy a bridge in front of the British by General George WASHINGTON.

He was sued by a neighbor, after the war and he produced the written orders, the case was dismissed.

So I know he served in the Army, but I would like to know his service number and place of final rest.

Can someone please help me with this. Thank you.


Charles F. Beck III Tue Nov 12, 2002

Edward Schultz BECK and his wife Sabrina EMBODY BECK.

You have helped me in the past with their children.

I believe these folks lived for some years in Owego and probably died there.

Edward was born 25 Nov 1823 in Fort Plain, Mohawk Valley, NY.

Sabrina was born 20 Nov 1830 in Canajohorie, Montgomery, NY. I believe he taught school.

I am hoping for death dates so I can try to get death certs. Any obits or other newspaper coverage would be appreciated. Thanks


Sarah Pass Hall Thur Nov 7, 2002

Searching for verification on parents of Betsey Ann TUTTLE wife of Joel.

She was born 01 Dec 1808 in Delaware Co., died July 16 1892 in Candor.

Her daughter Betsey Tuttle SILVERNAIL 1840-1901, lists her parents as Joel TUTTLE and Betsey COURSEN but the death records at Candor Townhall state parents are Joseph and Margaret STILSON which I believe to be wrong.

Also the 1855 census states Betsey here in Tioga Co. for 30yrs and Joe Stilson listed for 25yrs, so again how can he be her father? I believe her parents to be William and Elizabeth COURSEN, came from NJ plus their tombstone is next to hers.

Betsey and Joel's other children were:

William H TUTTLE of Owego;
Caroline wife of Thomas Jefferson COOPER of Chemung;
Louisa wife of Edwin Jerome STEVENS of Willseyville.

Appreciate hopefully someone from these families might have information that can help sort this out. Thanks


John Ryan Sun Nov 3, 2002

I am looking for information on my grand mother Mary Elizabeth PRATT born November 8, 1873 in Tioga Center, New York.

Her parents were Ira Putman PRATT and Jeannie N. DANIELS.

Her siblings were:

William P. PRATT,
Cora Belle PRATT
Charles E. PRATT.

Thanks for any information.


Patricia Pichany~Mapley Sun Nov 3, 2002

My daughter and I are researching our genealogy and know that many of our decedents settled in Tioga County.

My maiden name is PICHANY. Can you help in any way.

My Grandfather was Joseph PICHANY, his brother was Meade PICHANY.

A cousin Gray PICHANY, I believe he is Meades son, lived in the area before moving to North Carolina.

I hope to locate someone or at least some information on the PICHANY's. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks for your time.


Nancy Dixon Dickerson Sun Nov 3, 2002

I am reseearching the LOVELAND, CHAFFEE, DECKER, TURNER, and DIXON families.

Samuel L. LOVELAND, my great grand father, b. 1860 in Nichols, Tioga Co. NY, d. 1910, married 2 June 1895 to Ida Lillie DECKER, b. 1878 d. 6 July 1896. He was the son of Lewis and Irene (some have it A.E.) TURNER.

Samuel's daughter Crystal Iva LOVELAND, my Grand Mother, b. 23 Apr 1896 in Elmira, NY married Victor CHAFFEE. I have the information from her down to me.

My mother was Marion CHAFFEE who married Robert DIXON.

His parents were Xenia and Ruha MILLER DIXON.

I married Edmond DICKERSON.

Can you give me more information then what I have on these people?

I would especially love to find out more about the LOVELAND family. Thanks.


Kem K. Hart-Baker Tue Oct 22, 2002

Seeking other researchers with possible information about a Mrs. Newton MEADE of or around the Candor, Tioga County, NY area.

This woman was listed as one of two surviving sisters on the newspaper obit of my Great-grandmother, Elta Belle DENNIS.

Elta Belle was the d/o George Henry DENNIS and Katherine Marvina WILBUR of Candor; she was b. Apr. 1861, d. 5 Jan 1931 in Peruville, Tompkins County, NY.

Elta was married to Alphonso (Alfonzo) E. HART (s/o Marcus HART and Melissa L. MEAD or MEADE; both of Tioga County).

Known sibling sisters were:

Cora Julie (m. George Franklin GALPIN);
Allie (married Sidney Francis GALPIN);
Sabrina
Eunice.

There may be others - perhaps:

Ida,
Julia
Theressa.

If you're researching the MEAD or MEADE families from the Candor area and if one of your male family members named NEWTON married a DENNIS female, I would greatly appreciate it if you'd contact me to exchange family information. This mysterious woman is one of my "missing pieces" of my family history.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.


Kristin Frish Sat Oct 5, 2002

Researching the Alfred ESPE and Charlotte RUGGE ESPE family who moved from Iowa to Owego approx. 1900.

The ESPE family supposedly had a store in Owego.

Any info appreciated.


Jerry Forman Sat Oct 5, 2002

Searching for information on the FORMAN Family in Tioga County as follows:

Charlotte FORMAN (born 1815);
David Smith FORMAN (born 1818);
William Henry FORMAN (born May 1822).

Many thanks for any help you can give us.


Janet Goodman Mon Sept 23, 2002

We need some help and information about a PETTIGROVE family in Tioga County around the mid 1850's.

Briefly, Stephen PETTIGROVE married Sarah WOOLVERTON and they had a daughter, Carrie PETTIGROVE, b. 1858.

Are there any Public Records supporting this family which could be used for proof of lineage which we desperately need.

Many thanks for any help you can give us.


Mavis Maslin Olenski Wed Sept 18, 2002

Researching the BALL family.

Looking for the parents of Samuel Ball. Samuel's father is believed to be Ephraim Ball but have no record of proof.

Samuel BALL, born Nov 16, 1775, Crawford NY, died Jan 18, 1841, Litchfield, PA, married
Martha VAN DUZER born Dec 12, 1784, Crawford NY, died Jan 14, 1871, Litchfield, PA.

They are buried at Old Smithboro Cem. Originally lived in Litchfield,Bradford Co.,PA.

Their children:

S- Elias Bradford BALL, b- 5-29-1821 Crawford, NY, d- 12-29-1906 Sheshequin, PA
m- 10-12-1841, Almira ROGERS

D- Betty Jane BALL Orange Co.,NY, b -5-19-1818

m- Johnson ROGERS

S- Benjamin BALL, b 5-31-1812, d- 2-24-1892 Litchfield,PA.

m- Sarah DAVISON
s- Jacob Linderman Ball -b-7-13-1839
m- Cornelia Abigail Wood b- 5-4-1845
d- Harriet Asenith Ball, b- 8-6-1871, d- 12-6-1947 Waverly, N.Y.
m- William Robert Maslin, b- 7-30-1865 Owego,N.Y., d- 12-8-1925 Waverly,N.Y.

Both Interred in the Evergreen Cem, Owego,N.Y. in the Maslin plot.

S- Samuel Ball

b- 5-11-1803
m- 2-10-1825 Abigail THOMPSON

S- David BALL

b-8-13-1805
d-5-20-1868

D- Martha BALL

b-12-1816
d-11-20-1854
m- Van Duzer TEED

D- Betsy BALL

b- 5-19-1818

S- Jacob L. BALL

b-3-2-1810
d- 1-20-1838

Thanks for any help.


Mary Felton Wed Sept 18, 2002

Researching the LOVEJOY family.

My GreatGrandfather was Jerome LOVEJOY who married Addie HOVER.

I am trying to find out about the LOVEJOY family and where the LOVEJOY's started.

I'm pretty sure they lived in Candor or near there, back when my Dad was born in 1915. They may have lived in Tioga Co. or Thompkins Co. as they lived around Ithica most of the time.

My Grandfather Rex LOVEJOY was born March 31, 1891 and married Edna WOOD in 1913, Edna was born JULY 4, 1897. Her parents were Silas WOOD and Sarah NICOLES

My father, Paul Rex LOVEJOY was born June 25, 1915 and married Flora Minnie LEONARD Oct 31, 1937. Flora was born April 18, 1919 .

Dad had 3 brothers, Harold, Gerald, Earl and a sister Erma.

Thanks for any help.


Betsy Greenway Wed Sept 18, 2002

The obituary of Ransom Zimmer is well known.

I am wondering if anyone has more personal family information about Ransom and his family, his siblings and his descendents.

Ransom Zimmer was an uncle of Allen Deforest Pitcher, my grandfather.

Eva Ann Zimmer, my great-grandmother, was a sister of Ransom.

Ransom Zimmer was born Feb. 14, 1840 in Newark Valley, NY., died 16 July 1933 in Newark Valley.

He married Martha Ann Saddlemire, b. in 1847 in Knox, NY; d. 19 Dec 1883 in Tioga county, NY.

Their children were:

Orrin (b. 1865), Thaddius (b.1867, d. 1953, buried Hope Cemetery),

Katie (b. 5 Aug 1871, d. 31 July 1921, marrried Chauncey Shoultes,
Newark Valley, NY),

Azuba M. (b. 1867, d. 25 Mar 1931, m. Oliver G. Zimmer),

Grace (b. 1871, d. 1912, m. Merritt J. Saddlemire),

Verda (b. 1875)

Bryant (b. Aug 1879, d. 1 Feb 1947, m. Mary Matie Davern,
Newark Valley, NY)

Chase (b. Jan 1884, d. 17 April 1885)

If anyone has more information on this family, please email me.

Thanks for any help.


Christine Howard Fri Sept 5, 2002

Researching woman named Hannah Brainard - Tioga Co.

She md. John Wm. Ellis.

They both passed away in Delta, Keokuk, Iowa. Both in Asbury Cem. there.

Thanks for any help.


Mavis Maslin Olenski Fri Sept 5, 2002

Researching the Henry Maslin/Maslen family.

Henry (Maslen) Maslin - born 1813 Lydney, Gloucester Co., England, died May 5, 1883, Owego,N.Y.
Wife - Isabella Matthews, died Aug 15, 1846 Malmesbury, Gloucester Co., England
2nd wife - Eliza Carter, b- Wells, Malmesbury Co.,England d - Aug 20, 1905 Owego,Tioga Co.,N.Y.

Residents Tioga Co. - late 1800s
Buried at Evergreen Cem.,Owego in the Maslin plot.

Looking for anyone who may have more information on the Maslen(Maslin) prior to their arrival in the U.S. Maslen was the original spelling when they came from England.

Children:

Robert William Maslin b- 4-26-1836
John Wesly Torrent Maslin b- 8-30-1841
Lucy Sarah Maslin - b- 1-13-1846 m- Albert Miles
William Henry Maslin b- 9-16-1839
Samuel Maslin b- 1-15-1844
Isabella Maslin

Robert William Maslin md. 1858
Ann Burlington b- Priddy, N. Wells, Somersetshire, England d- 1908

Children:

William Robert Maslin b-7-30-1865 Owego,Tioga Co,NY, D-8-12-1925 Owego,Tioga Co, NY
m- 3-28-1892 Harriet Asenith Ball, b- 8-6-1870 Litchfield,Bradford Co.Pa
d- 12-6-1947 Waverly,N.Y.
William & Harriet Maslin are buried in Evergreen Cem,Owego in the Maslin plot. Children:
Son: William Daniel Maslin, b- 4-22-1898 Owego, d- 4-23- 1967 Owego,
m- 4-16-1921 Owego, Edna Ruth Kinney, b- 4-12-1902 Owego, d- 5-5-1969 Buried - Port Crane Cem.,Port Crane,N.Y.

William & Edna Maslin were my parents.

Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated.


Audrey Annable Franklin Fri Sept 5, 2002

I seek information on the following family who spelled their surname ANEBA/ANNABEL/ANNABLE etc.

Ephraim ANNABLE b: October 31, 1744 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA d: Aft. 1793 in Stillwater, Saratoga Cty, NY
..+Margaret Unknown m: 1773 d: Aft. 1820 in Tioga, Tioga Cty, NY

Children:

Charlotte ANNABLE b: 1775 in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Cty, NY
Elizabeth ANNABLE 1782 - 1839 b: March 1782 in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, NY d: July 22, 1839 in Providence, Saratoga Cty, NY
John B. ANNABLE b: October 23, 1784 in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, NY d: Aft. 1820 in Prob. Tioga Cty, NY
........... +Unknown
Lydia ANNABLE b: June 03, 1792 in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, NY married Stephen WARD 1826 in Nichols, Tioga Cty, NY

Joseph ANNABLE b: March 1790 in Albany, Albany Cty, NY d: Bef. 1887 in prob. Tioga Cty, NY
..........+Lovisa BUTTLES b: 1803 m: January 08, 1826 in Nichols, Tioga Cty, NY d: Aft. 1888 in prob. Nichols, Tioga Cty, NY

Children:

Betsey ANNABLE b: 1827 in Nichols, Tioga Cty, NY
Charles ANNABLE b: 1828 in Nichols, Tioga, NY
Emily ANNABLE b: 1830 in Nichols, Tioga Cty, NY
Elvira ANNABLE b: September 23, 1831 in Nichols, Tioga Cty, NY
John B. ANNABLE b: September 05, 1834 in Nichols, Tioga, NY
Jarvis B. ANNABLE b: November 20, 1837 in Nichols, Tioga, NY d: Aft. 1880
married Delia G. Unknown b: Abt. 1846 in NY m: in Tioga Cty, NY
Alma L. ANNABLE b: March 05, 1844 in Nichols, Tioga, New York married Unknown MYERS

Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated.


Robert J. Niersbach Sat Aug 31, 2002

I am attempting to identify Patrick CONSADINE/CONSIDINE of Tioga County as my great-grandfather.

He was from Ireland and married to Mary DILLON. He and his family were in Chicago in the 1880 Census, when his age is given as 45 years.

The Census states that before arriving in Chicago, he and his wife had children born in New York State and Pennsylvania.

The History of Pennsylvania Volunteers 1861-1865 by Sam P. Bates lists a man with the same name as my great-grandfather on page 488 of one of the five volumes.

The Bates' book lists the following: " CONSADINE, PATRICK, enlisted November 28, 1864; substitute; discharged by special order March 22, 1865."

I have just received a reply from the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D. C. that they have no record of his service.

I would much appreciate obtaining any and all information about this Patrick CONSADINE who was from Tioga County, PA and who served with the PA 45th Regiment, Co. G.

Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated.


Sandy Castle Sat Aug 31, 2002

Researching COOPER, Thomas and Catherine KRESS COOPER.

Seeking information regarding place where they may have died and been buried.

Last entry seen by me is 1850 census Town of Tioga.

Thanks for any help.


Geraldine Barry Thur Aug 22, 2002

Researching the children of Ira and Esther ( SECOR) GRANT.

Ira was born in 1821. Census says NY and also Conn., father Ira, mother Hannah.

Esther born about 1824. We found her birth place as Rensselair Co NY. She is the parent in question.

They moved to Elba, Genesee Co from Stafford after 1850.

My Great grandmother Esther died when my Grandfather, Fred GRANT was born in 1865. Ira married a young girl to take care of Fred.

The boys were all farmed out someplace but after 1870 I lost them all. Never found Rosetta, born at Pine Hill,Genesee Co. who was found in 1870 census age 8 in 1865. I have contacted Batavia and Elba found nothing.

Albert S. GRANT born 1851 in Elba last found 1870 census living with the Stephen Shippard family at age 19. nothing after this

The next youngest child, Dennis, I have all the info on.

I found in the 1880 census for Barton, Tioga, NY source FHL 1254937 National Archives film T9-0937 page 25c these names.

George A. HARVY age 30 Birthplace NY father born NY mother born NY. Laborer

Elizabeth HARVY wife age 26 born NY father born NJ mother born NY

Joel HARVY son age 2 born NY

Charles H. GRANT Other age 30 born NY, father born NY, mother born NY, Laborer.

I am looking for the Charles GRANT listed. Last found him in 1860 living with Wm RUGG Family at age 10 no further info.

His middle initial, H., agrees with the man I am researching. There could be a connection.

I have all the info on grandpa Fred. So all I am missing is Albert S, Charles H and Rosetta. I hope that the Charles in your County is the one I need.

I would love to find my family, but I have nobody to ask about the family.

Thanks for any help.


Kevin McCauley Wed Aug 21, 2002

Looking for information on Amos MEAD, born June 10, 1756, in "Great Nine Partner", Dutchess County, New York, died July 24, 1845, at Owego, Tioga County, New York.

Amos married Eunice BATES, born in Rhode Island 1760, died in Tioga County, NY, 1842.

Children were:
Solomon MEAD
Stephen MEAD
Hannah MEAD
Sally DeGROTE(?)
Josiah MEAD
Eunice FAIRBANKS
William MEAD
Sarah MEAD, all of Owego
Zalmunna MEAD and
Jerusha SHORT of Benton, in the County of Yates,
Lydia TUBBY, of Danville, in the County of Livingstone.

I found this in a family history by my grandmother`s sister, written in 1954:

"With the appropriate service in Evergreen Cemetery, Owego, a bronze marker was placed on the grave of Amos MEAD October 13, 1928, by the Manhattan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This is the first D.A.R. marker placed on a Revolutionary soldier`s grave in Evergreen Cemetery. Six descendants of Amos MEAD attended the service. These were a grandson, J . Dewitt DeGROAT; four great granddaughters, Mrs Eva DeGROAT HARRIS, Mrs. Charlotte Perry MARTIN, Mrs. Martha DeGROAT FORMAN and Sarah DeGROAT OSBORNE; a great great granddaughter, Sarah Jane OSBORNE, unveiled the marker. The above... were received from Harry P. MARTIN, 30 East 42nd Street, New York 17, New York, whose grandmother was a sister of the J. Dewitt DeGROAT who wrote them, and, therefore, a granddaughter of Amos MEAD."

Thanks for any help.


Jackie Mahoney Sat Aug 10, 2002

Looking for parents of the following:

Olive BARDEN: (B:1812, CT, D: 7-14-1883, Barton, Tioga, NY), buried Barton Methodist Church Cemetery.
Married Francis GILTNER: (B: 1814, D: 12-31-1897, Barton, Tioga, NY), buried Barton Methodist Church Cemetery.
They are both shown on the transcribed records of cemetery. In 1850, 1860 Tioga census.

Nancy BARDEN: (B: 1-24-1827/8, NY), D: 2-1-1887, Barton, Tioga, NY), buried Barton Methodist Church Cemetery.
Married Thomas ATCHINSON: (B: 5-27-1826, Scotland, D: 10-27-1905, Barton, Tioga, NY), buried Barton Methodist Church Cemetery.
They are in 1880 Tiogo County census.

Thanks.


Bob Lefler Tue Aug 6, 2002

Seeking members of the KNAPP family descended from Joseph W. KNAPP, 1843-1924.

Many KNAPP's are buried in a family area of Glenwood Cemetery.

His son, Edwin Mixer Knapp, 1906-1980, married Lucia CROWELL KNAPP, 1906-1983.

I am a cousin of Lucia.

Edwin Knapp's father was Joseph W. Knapp, 1843-1924.

This large family of KNAPP's lived in Waverly, NY.

I find only two children who died young:
1. Edwin Jr.
2. Jeffery.

Are there living descendents?

Can you help us? Thanks.


John Edward Everett Tue Aug 6 2002

Trying to locate the family of Dr Walter C. EVERETT and his wife Elizabeth (both now deceased).

They lived and are buried in Nichols, Tioga Co., N.Y.

They had 2 children, son Oliver born 1898, and daughter Emma Elizabeth, born 4-14-1923.

Oliver married and had a son about 1925, but we don't know any more about them.

Can you help us? Thanks.


Susan Jallings Daniel Mon Aug 5, 2002

Researching the family of James AYRES, (July 15, 1823 - Sept. 7, 1896), born MA md. Annis CLINTON (1825-1885), born CT, in Newark Valley c. 1851, had daughter,

1. Miranda c. 1852,

went to Wisconsin 1853.

I think they returned c. 1864 with at least one additional child,

2. Estelle, born 1859 in WI.

James and Annis are buried in Hope Cemetary. James was a wagonmaker in WI.

James' father, John AYRES, and wife, Electa GOODALE, lived in Newark Valley from marriage c. 1814 until c. 1819, went to MA until c. 1825.

Other children of John and Electra:
1. Moses, born 1827 NY
2. Electa, born 1815 NY
3. another girl born 1815-1820, name unknown.

Any information on any family member welcomed


Joe Carreras Wed Jul 31, 2002

Could you help me locate a painting of the old JE Dude Ranch? O'Brien's restaurant use to have several paintings of the ranch.

I lived on the JE Ranch located on Tallmadge hill in Waverly during the mid to late sixtes and graduated from Waverly HS in 1967. The JE ranch held Rodeo's in the 1950's and was considered the rodeo capitol of the east.

Any help would be appreciated.


John H. Ramer Sat Jul 27, 2002

Am searching for information about Peter BROWN of:
1. Westchester Co, NY (1795- abt 1800),
2. Orange or Ulster Co, NY (abt 1800 - abt 1838);
3. Litchfield, Bradford Co, PA (bef 1840 - aft 1860);
4. Nichols, Tioga Co, NY (bef 1870 - 1883).

He had two families:

1) wife Yanneke (Jane) VAN KEUREN and six children including:
a. Betsy (b. 11 June 1817; d. 23 August 1835) and
b. Harriet (b. 17 April 1820; d.20 January 1902) w/o James LOUNSBERRY (b. 2 October 1809; d. 4 February 1885).

Other children (names unknown) include:
c. daughter (b. Bet. 1813 - 1815);
d. daughter (b. Bet. 1820 -1825);
e. daughter (b. Bet. 1825 - 7 October 1829)
f. son (b. Bet. 1825 - 7 October 1829).

All children born in Orange/Ulster Co., but some accompanied Peter to Bradford Co., PA and, likely, to Tioga County, NY.

2) wife Elizabeth VAN GORDER (b. Abt. 1812; d. 17 August 1887) and five children:
g. Levina, wife of Henry MORSE, of Litchfield;
h. Lucinda, wife of Adonijah HUNT, of Nichols;
i. Martha, wife of Abram BENNETT,
j. Nancy, wife of Oren PARK of Litchfield,
k. S. Otis BROWN, of Nichols.
(Per Gay's, Pg 292).

Peter is cited in Gay's (ibid) as being the s/o Nathaniel BROWN.

Am seeking names and info on the "missing children" of the first family and any available information regarding Nathaniel, Peter's father. Have nothing except the Gay's citation.

Think it may be possible that descendant's of the second marriage may have done a successful family history search on Peter and his ancestral line.

I do have a significant amount of information on the first wife (VAN KEUREN) and her lines, to share.

Any help you can give in regard to these names would be appreciated.


Will Jacobs Fri Jul 26, 2002

I am interested in Nancy SEARLES b. 1814 who married Benjamin JACOBS b. 1807.

Any guidance in pursuing the Benjamin's parents, pushing back Nancy's lineage, would be greatly appreciated.

Descendants of Richard SEARLES

1   Richard SEARLES
..  +Margaret FERGUSON
.... 2   Richard SEARLES 1753 - 1849  d: September 09, 1849 in Owego,
         Tioga Co., NY  (Moved to Tioga Co. in 1791)
........ +Sally McLEAN 1759 - 1855 m: November 1777 d: June 22, 1855
.......... 3   Thadeus SEARLES 1785 - 1834  d: June 06, 1834
..............  +Phebe COTTON 1786 - 1839 m: 1815 in Nythway,
                Devonshire, England  (Alt. "1436") d: July 07, 1839
................. 4   Nancy SEARLES 1814 - 1887  d: February 03, 1887 in
                      Unadilla, Livingston, Mi (Elsewhere  2/6/1887)
.....................  +Benjamin JACOBS 1807 - 1902 m: 1831 d: July 27,
                        1902 in Unadilla, Livingston, Mi
.......... 3   Ezra SEARLES
.......... 3   William SEARLES - 1838  d: Abt. 1838
..............  +Tamar McLEAN 1804 - 1883 m: 1830 d: October 12, 1883 in
                Owego, Tioga Co., NY
.......... 3   Elijah SEARLES 1778 -
..............  +Mary BROOKS
.......... 3   Daniel SEARLES 1783 - 1860  d: Aft. 1860
..............  +Polly LEGG 1788 - 1861  d: March 21, 1861
.......... 3   Lot SEARLES 1787 - 1852  d: October 08, 1852 in Tioga
               Co., NY
..............  +Hannah PRITCHARD 1793 - 1843  d: February 11, 1843
.......... 3   Richard Sylvester SEARLES 1788 - 1825  d: June 05, 1825
               in Lansing, Tompkins Co., NY
..............  +Phoebe GREEK 1791 - 1876  d: May 02, 1876 in W. Dryden,
               Tompkins, NY
.......... 3   Emanuel SEARLES 1794 - 1882  d: January 25, 1882 in
               Owego, Tioga Co., NY
..............  +Sally WORTHINGTON 1795 - 1865  d: October 14, 1865
.... 2   John SEARLES - 1824  d: 1824 in Tomkins Co., NY
........ +Esther ? - 1849  d: April 25, 1849 in Tomkins Co., NY
.......... 3   Solomon SEARLES 1786 - 1853  d: April 13, 1853 in Tomkins
               Co., NY
..............  +Jane ? 1797 -
.......... 3   John SEARLES 1785 - 1845  d: April 21, 1845 in Tomkins
               Co., NY
..............  +Deborah ? 1801 - 1850  d: Aft. 1850
.......... 3   David SEARLES - 1843  d: 1843 in Tomkins Co., NY
.......... 3   Mary SEARLES - 1862  d: January 25, 1862
..............  +Thomas BARTO
.......... 3   Esther SEARLES
..............  +? WILLIAMS
.......... 3   Hannah SEARLES
..............  +Henry LEWIS
.... 2   Mary SEARLES
........  +Ezekial KETCHUM
.... 2   Lot SEARLES 1745 - 1822  d: December 16, 1822 in Westchester
          Co., NY
........  +Thankful ? 1752 - 1792  d: August 26, 1792
.......... 3   Margaret SEARLES 1779 - 1860  d: Abt. 1860
..............  +William STEERS 1776 - 1830 m: November 12, 1798 d: Abt.
                 1830
.......... 3   Thankful SEARLES 1784 -
.......... 3   Mary SEARLES 1789 -
.......... 3   Lot SEARLES 1792 -
....  *2nd Wife of Lot SEARLES:
........  +Margaret MOSEMAN  m: October 02, 1766
.......... 3   Willet SEARLES 1767 - 1847  d: November 30, 1847
..............  +Mary E. ?
.......... 3   Joel SEARLES 1769 -
.......... 3   Enos SEARLES 1772 -
.......... 3   Zilpha SEARLES 1776 -
.... 2   Thadeus SEARLES 1755 - 1834  d: September 28, 1834
........  +Hannah KEELER 1758 - 1817 m: December 18, 1778 in Richfield,
          Fairfield Co., Ct d: June 07, 1817
........  *2nd Wife of Thadeus SEARLES:
........  +Ann Sarah ?  m: Aft. 1817
.... 2   Margaret SEARLES 1759 - 1827  d: August 25, 1827

Any help you can give in regard to these names would be appreciated.


Joan Beebe Meddaugh Tue Jul 23, 2002

Am looking for information about the family of Hiram J. BEEBE formerly of N. Brookfield that came to Candor, NY in July of 1899.

Hiram married Ellen Amelia HILLS daughter of Chloe CLARKE and James HILLS originally of N. Brookfield, NY.

Also looking for information about Anna Snow PERSONIOUS of Brookendale, NY. She married my grandfather as his second wife when May A. PAYNE BEEBE (of W. Eaton, NY) died in Feb. 1922.

Anna and my grandfather Will Lyman BEEBE were married the following Feb. in 1923. They lived in the BEEBE house on Church Street. Will died in June of 1934, and Anna lived there till her death as a result of complications from a broken hip which she broke in Nov. of 1954.

The house were they lived was sold to John and Peg STICKLE. They are still living there. We lived next door on the left side as you face the house.

Any information about Anna Snow PERSONIOUS would be appreciated. She is buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Candor along with Will and his first wife May A. BEEBE.

Any help you can give in regard to these names would be appreciated.


Steve Jackson Wed Jun 19, 2002

I am seeking the obituary for Edgar E. TILBURY.

He lived in either Apalachin or Owego at the time of his death, March 20, 1911 in Tioga County.

He was a member of the 50th NY Engineers during the Civil War.

He was a Deputy Sheriff for some period of time.

His wife's name was Elizabeth DINGMAN, and she died June 14, 1924.

Thank you for any information.


Gwen Ann Dove Crandell Wed Jun 19, 2002

I need help finding anything on the William DOVE family.

William lived in Factoryville in the 1850's and had two children I am aware of:
1. Floyd
2. Percy md. Leona

Later the DOVE's lived in Waverly and Leona DOVE, the widow of Percy still lives there.

My Dad, Percy Elmer DOVE raised me in Waverly, NY. He told me stories of his family.

His father, William DOVE, as a young adult, traveled and worked for P.T. Barnum in his circus. He was a trapeze artist and contortionist. He could also juggle anything. He was 1/2 Seneca Indian.

Thank you for any information.


Sandra G. Reynolds Wed Jun 19, 2002

I need help in finding out anything on George REYNOLDS of Owego or Tioga, NY.

He was born in the late 1890's and married Cora VAN HOOK. She was the daughter of Nora and Lawrence VAN HOOK.

George and Cora had 2 sons named Richard and Howard REYNOLDS.

After Cora died he remarried a woman named Nina. They had 5 sons named:
1. George,
2. Frank,
3. David,
4. Arthur
5. Donald.

They had one daughter named Nina who married a guy named SWARTWOOD.

I'm told that most of them live in New York.

Thank you so much.


Margery Ranch Thur Jun 6, 2002

I am searching for information on Anne or Anna E. WATKINS and Thomas WATKINS who lived in Tioga County (near Tioga Center) in the 1840s and 1850s.

Anne was married to Jesse CARPENTER.

Their children were:
1. Minnie (b. 1864),
2. Jesse (b. 1866),
3. Ida (b. 1871),
4. Edwin (b. 1873)
5. Frederick (b. 1875 - my grandfather).

Anne was born in England and Thomas is supposedly her brother. Beyond that, I have no information.

Thank you


Bob Wright Thur Jun 6, 2002

I am looking for any info on the family and ancestors of Seymour and Elizabeth P. WRIGHT.

They were born in Barton around 1805 - 1810.

They had the following children:
1. James P.,
2. Lyman C.,
3. Charles F.,
4. Mary.

Seymour WRIGHT was a Landlord, Justice of the Peace, and Postmaster in the Barton - Waverly areas.

Their son, Lyman WRIGHT, is buried in the Barton Cemetery, as well as a Charles and Melvina WRIGHT, who may be related.

Seymour and Elizabeth left Barton before 1860 and died at the home of their son James, in Catawissa, PA in 1871 and 1872.

Any Help will be appreciated.


Janet Groat Wed Jun 5, 2002

I'm looking for any record of the Michael GROAT (GROTE, DE GROAT) family in Tioga County around 1820.

John GROAT says on his Civil War Enlistments papers that he was born on April 13,1820 in Tioga,NY.

I don't know whether it refers to the county or the town.

His parents are Michael (b. abt 1784 NY) and Permelia (b. abt 1787 NY) GROAT.

They may have been there only a short time, possibly in Oneida Cty in 1815 and Monroe Cty by 1843.

Thank you.


Denise Kinney Tue Jun 4, 2002

I am interested in contacting one of the men that compiled the list of persons buried at the BROWN Cemetery in Tioga County.

His name is John CAMP and it was done in the early 1980's.

My interest in this contact is that my husband has family members with the last name of CAMP that lived in Campville in the 1800's and John CAMP may be related and have some family information to share.

As I am doing family GENEALOGY I can say we are the KINNEY's who are related to the CAMPS and the CAFFERTY's from this area. Our KINNEY's and CAMP's did not move to far away over the many years. They married and had families and retired in Olean, Endwell and Endicott.

It is extremely exciting to me to have as much info as possible and wouldn't it be interesting if John CAMP was a distant cousin?

I'm sure you understand my interest and enthusiasm and appreciate the excitement in this message.

Thank you.


P.M. (Sherwood)Sosenko Sat Jun 1, 2002

I am trying to locate our family Bible which my Aunt Delores FOLK had apparently "loaned" to another family member from Owego, N.Y. or Nichols, N.Y. , or Endicott, N.Y., whose last name is BUSH.

Unfortunately, my 89 yr. old Aunt can't remember who the people were. This Bible belonged to my mother's family (FOLK-DUNCAN-KEECH) and probably contains much information on my ancestors and I would like to have it returned to our family.

I would really appreciate any information leading to the return of the Bible, or any other books with information on Elmer and Carrie FOLK of Nichols, N.Y.

I really don't know but it would probably be 15 yrs. ago or more.

Thank you.


Joan Beebe Meddaugh Fri May 31, 2002

I am looking for information about the birth and death of one Ellen N. BEEBE. She is buried in Candor, NY at Maple Grove cemetery. Her death is listed as 1928. I don't know the month. She is buried in the Will L. BEEBE plot.

I have never heard of her and was wondering if any of the older Candor-ites may have heard of her?

When my great Grandfather Hiram J. BEEBE came to Candor, NY in July of 1899 from N. Brookfield, he brought along his wife Ellen HILLS BEEBE, and my grandfather Will L. BEEBE who married May A. PAYNE of W. Eaton NY in Madison County. Then in 1922, MAY died  and Will married Anna PERSONIOUS. Her parents Olive SNOW and David PERSONIOUS were of Brookendale I think. Will died in 1934 and Anna in 1954.

When I checked on a family web site, I did find that Amelia had a first name which was Ellen. But it sure as heck didn't mention Louise which was in the Candor obit when my dad wrote the notice.

So now I am totally confused as to who is married to who and if this Ellen N. BEEBE just happen to get slipped in to the Will BEEBE burial plot by mistake.

Please, Please, help with the confusion that has reared its ugly head!!

I have in my possession a book called "The Eternal HILLS" written in 1973 by Donna Spooner Tanney. She is related to the BEEBE family thru the Frank SPOONER line. Apparently her relatives I think it was a grandmother is one of 5 daughters that James HILLS and his wife Choloe CLARK HILLS had. They lived in Madison Co. in the N. Brookfield area. Another of the 5 daughters names was Amelia, 'who is the youngest of the girls', she married my great grandfather Hiram J. BEEBE. They had three children to my knowledge a Will L. BEEBE, Winifred a daughter and James H. BEEBE, another son, named in honor of Choloe's uncle.

I don't know much about them either, but do know, that Winafred married a George SMITH of Brookfield and later moved to Long Island, NY (no children are mentioned).

James H. BEEBE, I know nothing but his date of birth and aside from that, it is zip.

But if any one out there has any information about any of the people that I have mentioned, I would greatly appreciate any help they can give.

Thank you.


Allen Jay Boardman Thur Apr 25, 2002

Several different branches of the BOARDMAN family were in the Tioga Co. area starting in about 1810. They were in the Smithboro, Nichols, and Owego areas to the present day.

First dates for some of those who fathered large clans are:
1. Issac Smith BOARDMAN, settled 1800 in Tioga Co., NY; later laid out the village of Smithboro.
2. Martin BOARDMAN, settled 1829 in Tioga Co., PA.
3. Edward and Ephraim BOARDMAN (nephews to Martin), settled 1846 in Bradford Co., PA.

I am interested in all of the various branch members who were in the area.

Allied families in my line from the same area are CORNELL, SHOEMAKER, SHERWOOD, and WHITE.

Thank you.


Leon Young Sun Apr 21, 2002

I am looking for ancestors of my g grandfather John L. BONHAM, born 1821 in Tioga Co (NY?).

He was married to Delilah BROWN. Can you Help?

Your response is appreciated.


Melanie Stevens Mattson Sun Apr 21, 2002

Can anyone tell me what the birth / death dates are for "Old John STEVENS", born July 24th (1731/2) and his wife?

I am searching for our STEVENS/STEPHENS progenitor.

John says in his Rev. War pension application (1832) he was in Spencer, Tioga Co, after the War. I found him in the 1820 census.

His wife probably died in Spencer. John STEVENS/STEPHENS died between 1835-40 when he was no longer on the pension rolls. Please advise me of any historians / libraries in the Spencer area that might have available information.

Your response is appreciated.


Shannon Rathbun Fri Apr 19, 2002

I am looking for any descendants of John HURLBUT b. 1751 in Ct. died March 7, 1832 at Spencer, Tioga Co., NY. and his wife Judith HORNER b. 1757 Ct. died November 23, 1839 at Spencer, Tioga County, New York.

I need confirmation of a possible descendant William HURLBUT born abt. 1795 wives Luca MILLS and Sarah WESTBROOK.

If you are a descendant, contact me.

Thank you.


Nancy Beattie Fri Apr 19, 2002

I have found letters written 1852 thru 1863 by a James Martin MacDOWALL.

He lived in Catatonk Valley, and his wife's name was Ann.

He was writing to his sons William and Martin James in Illinois.

He also had daughters, but I don't have there names.

Do you have any record of a Doctor by that name?

Thank you for any help you may be.


Fran Troy Fri Apr 19, 2002

My great great grandfather, Hugh TROY, came from Ireland around 1852.

He appears in the 1860 US census as living with his son, John TROY, Spencer, N.Y. with age listed as 65 years old.

He does not appear in the 1870 census so may have been deceased by then. Hugh would have been born about 1795 in Ireland.

Around 1884 John TROY moved to Tompkins County building a house there on what is now the Troy road, and Hugh does not appear in any pictures or data from that time period. John TROY also had a son and grandson named Hugh TROY which I have all data about.

I am looking for the death date, & place of death and burial for Hugh TROY Father of John TROY.

Any help would be appreciated.


Shirley Gross Fri Apr 19, 2002

Looking for any information on Andrew CHANDLER b. 1859 d. 1893, married Ida TOWSAND b. 11 April, 1862 Ida was the daughter of John TOWSAND of Schoharie, NY (I think) Andrew's parents are unknown to us.

Andrew and Ida had at least 4 children:
1. Dora (my grandmother)
2. Iva
3. Edward
4. George or Georgie.

Thank you for any information.


Lettitia Mead Wed Mar 27, 2002

I am looking for information on a Jacob MEAD.

Here are the things that I know about him:
He was born sept. 22.1824/5 possibly Ludlowville, NY.
He died Oct. 21, 1891 in Waverly, NY.
He was buried in Forrest Home Cemetery.
He was also enlisted in the Co. D of the 143rd regiment. He died of lung disease.
He married Mahala BREES(E) on May 18, 1847 in Ludlowville, NY.

They had either 4 or 6 children. Four that I know are:

1. Joseph A.,
2. Benjamin S.,
3. Emaline,
4. Anna.

I am a descendant of Benjamin S.

I am looking for any further cemetery notes, names of his parents, exactly where he was born different sources say different places of births. Any information on Jacob MEAD will be very appreciated.

If you have questions or comments please reply.

Thank you for any information.


Jackie Mahoney Sun Mar 3, 2002

Looking for information on parents and grandparents of Floyd GILTNER.

I know Floyd (b 1877, d 1955) and his wife Mabel (b 1881, d 1958) are buried in the churchyard of Barton Methodist Church. In same cemetery is Ezra GILTNER (b 1849, d 1915) and his wife Rose (d 1927). Would this be Floyd's father and mother?

There is no maiden name shown for Rose. Wonder if she could be an ATCHINSON. There are some ATCHINSON'S in same cemetery and I remember this surname being mentioned by my mother but do not know the connection.

Thank you for any information.


Bob Moltzen Sat Mar 2, 2002

Does anyone know which church in Nichols, Tioga Co. NY the Rev. TRYON was associated with in 1847?

Any help with this information will be greatly appreciated.


Barb Crawford Fri Mar 1, 2002

I am looking for information on Celista COWEN.

The death certificate of Julia A. CORTRIGHT lists as parents, A. GALPIN and Selista COWEN.

In 1850, Julia Ann is living with her grandparents, I haven't found A. GALPIN in 1850.

The GALPIN Family in America lists Julia's father as Amerk GALPIN, but does not list her mother. There is a Celista COWEN listed in the Maple Grove Cemetery, died 4/28/1847, at age 30. But why wouldn't she be Celista GALPIN?

The GALPIN Family in America lists Amerk's children as Hattie, Lillie, Herbert P., Julia b. in 1844, and Henrietta b. April 19, 1847, the same month Celista died. Did she die from complications in childbirth?

To add to the confusion, the Tioga Co., Historical Society has a card on a Julia GALPIN age 31, died April 28, 1847.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Darlene Finch Mon Feb 25 2002

I am trying to find the birth record and any other information on Eva Jesse GREEK.

She was in Tioga New York in the 1870 census. Her father was Elijah GREEK and her mother was Dora Domingo ALDEROLE.

My grandmother was born in 1873 or 1874. Elijah, born in abt 1811, was also born in New York and most of his family come from about the same area.

On my grandmothers children's records it gives her birth place as Newark, New York

Does anyone have any information on this family.

Thank you, any help appreciated.


Marlene Cortright Sun Feb 24 2002

I had a Great Grandfather, John DOUGHERTY, that owned the Cottage Hotel in Owego way back in the 1920-1930.

Does anyone have any information on the Hotel or my Great Grandfather?

My mother used to live there with her father, after her mother passed away. From what she tells me there was a barbershop connected to the hotel.

Let me know if you have any information.

Thanks Alot!

Any help appreciated.


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