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Submitter: sandy boudrou
Query Text: MARY A. DENT born August 8, 1793 came from England to NY in 1804. She was sent to boarding school in Cincinnatus, Cortland Co. NY. Anyone know of the name of this boarding school? thanks, sandy

Submitter: Don Howard
Query Text: Hannah Tuthill/Tuttle (b. ca. 1810) m. Hiram Clark 13 Mar 1831 in Sempronius, Cayuga Co., NY, service performed by Rev. Elder Gould. Hannah and Hiram owned land around Scott in Cortland Co., but later in 1830s moved to Dearborn Co., IN. Seek information on parents / ancestors of Hannah. Happy to share information about their descendants.

Submitter: peggy sours
Query Text: About 1847 my ancestral family of TIMOTHY HEATON migrated from the Solon/Truxton area to new lands which were opening up in Waukesha County, WI (near Milwaukee).
Do you have any information regarding this family?

I'm wondering if other families from the same area traveled with them in a group.
Do you have any knowledge of them? Or, what route/path or method of travel they used?

Submitter: Marilyn Bess
Query Text: I am interested in amy inf. on the James Carson family that was in Cortland County. Civil War papers indicate that my John died in 1860 in Homer. John lived from 1830 to just before 1850 with his wife and family in Burdet, Schuyler County, NY.

Submitter: Bill Williams
Query Text: Thomas Sweet lived in Cortland Co., NY 1825, 1830, 1835 and 1840. His wife was Lydia. Is he the father of Lydia who married Truman Hopkins and her brother Frederick B. Sweet who did in the 1890's in Potter Co., PA?

Submitter: Nancy Langenegger
Query Text: Mary E. Roe
George Solomon Roe
Magaret Donley Roe

Submitter: Carolyn Hubbard
Query Text: Looking for families of Polly (Mary) Kinney b 1787, MA and her husband Samuel Stone, b 1784, Brimfield, MA. This couple married in Homer and moved to Oneida Co, NY and then Oakland Co., MI.

Submitter: Kenneth E Page
Query Text: While researching out in the State of KS for my wife's ancestors I came across the name of someone born in Cortland County and who moved to Ohio and then to KS. Dexter Buell b. 3/12/1837 in Cortland County, NY. Died 7/7/1933 in Cushing OK. He had moved to Ohio and married Mary M. A. Bruner on 1/21/1862. She died 4/13/1878. They had a number of children. Moved to Phillips County, KS. After Mary died, Dexter married Mrs. Anna Johnson and thereafter he married Anna Rhoades. He was a Civil War Veteran and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Phillips Co., KS.
Source of information: Civil War Veterans in Phillips County, KS
compiled by Phillips County Genealogical Society, PO Box 114, Phillipsburg, KS 67661.
ken page, troy, ny

Submitter: Bonnie Towers
Query Text: I am looking for information on a John Van Eps born in Homer, Cortland County New York 1/14/1820. Parents were Jeremiah Van Eps and Isabell Shields. They migrated to Wisconsin in the mid 1800's. Any info would be helpful and greatly appreciated.

Submitter: Pamela Kerzner
Query Text: Robert HOPKINS was a Revol War soldier. His wife was Elsie,sons Thomas and James. Robert died and probate is dated 1830. Where is Robert buried? Elsie? Thomas and James went to MI. Were there any other kids? Who is Roberts mother and dad? Pam

Submitter: Paul E. Newell
Query Text: I am searching for information about Alvira (or Elvira) ALLEN born 1808 in New York and died after 1880 probably in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Alvira married John S. BERRY in Virgil, Cortland, New York about 1828. In the 1880 census of Bradford Co., Pennsylvania it appears that Alvira states her father's place of birth as Vermont; her mother's place of birth is unclear.

John S. BERRY was born 1806 in Guildhall, Essex, Vermont and died after 1870 probably in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. John was the son of John and Elizabeth ELLIOTT Berry. The Berry family was migrating from Vermont to Pennsylvania when they stopped for a spell in Cortland County. They eventually went through Tompkins and Tioga counties of New York before settling in Berrytown, Bradford, Pennsylvania.

John and Alvira ALLEN Berry had children named Malvina, Cevilius, Joseph, George, Julius, Christopher, Patience, Ida, Henrietta, Margaret, Charles and Sarah. Their first son, Cevilius, had a middle name of STOCKING and that may be a clue to Alvira's ancestry. Also, there's an old family story that says Alvira was descended from Ethan ALLEN of Revolutionary War fame, but that connection has never been proven.
Any help with the ancestors of Alvira ALLEN would be much appreciated.

Submitter: Dawn-Moree Dugan
Query Text: I have found James Murdant and wife Sarah on 1850 census in Truxton. Would like to know if they are on subsequesnt censuses and where I might find a will index, if such exists. Need, ultimately, to find their birthplaces.

Submitter: Jeanne DeSantis
Query Text: Searching for family of CHESTER MENTER and WEALTHY COVEY. Chester born in Homer and Wealthy, daughter of John and Sarah ?, born in Chemung Co. Children's births listed in death records from Oswego and Mexico, Oswego Co., NY are MARTIN V.B. (possibly Van Buren) MENTER born 1831 in Port Watson? (Where is this place?) and WILLIAM DEWITT MENTER b. 24 Oct. 1841 in Cortland, NY . Martin and William were Civil War Vets and on headstones it says they were members of Co. M., Calif. Vol. Cavalry.

Submitter: Dianne
Query Text: Dr. Charles V. WRIGHT, died May 14, 1925. I am looking for an obituary for Charles Wright. Where can I order a copy of an obit and what newspaper was local at the time?
He was married twice, firstly to a Mary MC CARTHY, then to a Harriet POLLEY. Also need to know where to, locally, order his death certificate.
Any leads or suggestions appreciated. Thanks!

Submitter: Judy Blackman
Query Text: I am looking for the Freeman Clark family. Freeman Jr married Serepta Havens. They moved to Allegany Co., New York about 1850. I have no other information on Serepta. Any information on her family would be appreciated.

Submitter: Dianne
Query Text: William M. WESTCOTT was born in Homer, NY abt 1859. He later moved to the Syracuse NY area, and died there in 1928. He married a Mary Mc Clary. I am looking for siblings and parents of Wm. Westcott, sometimes called by his middle name of Morris. Any leads would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Submitter: Bert Semmelink
Query Text: Looking for info. on a Caroline Harvey born 1826. Married Stephen Pierce in Cortland county around 1845. They appeared in the 1850 census in Marathon.

Submitter: Annette Campbell
Query Text: Looking to connect with descendants of Frank Bean and Lillian Cole Bean supposedly lived and died in Cortland County, NY. Frank was a son of Chandler Bean of Chemung Co, NY. Lillian was born in Steuben County, NY. There is a Frank Bean listed as dying in 1968 on the SS Death Benefit Index from Homer, NY. Thanks for any info provided as to children, grand children and dates.

Submitter: Larry Knisley
Query Text: Harry C. Johnson was born 14 Sept 1834 in Cortland County, New York. [The 1870 KS census lists his name as H. Charles, and in 1880 and 1900 and his Civil War records as Harry C. The family reports his middle name as Clifford. His tombstone reads Henry C. Harry died 13 Feb 1913 and was buried in Lot 5 of Prescott Cemetery, Linn Co., KS. Harry married Susan Cevelah Todd on 12 Sept 1861 in Weatherfield, Stark Co., IL. By 1870 they lived in KS. I need help in locating Harry's ancestors.

Submitter: Rita Stith
Query Text: I am searching for the burial place of Daniel & Louisa Hicks, parents of Louisa, Parney & Harriett who are buried in McGraw Rural cemetery. I believe they both died 1860-1870. They lived in McGraw area. Thanks, Rita

Submitter: Rita Stith
Query Text: My paternal ggrandmother was Sarah Emmeline McUmber, d of Moses,Sr. & Sarah (?) McUmber. Would like more info on the McUmber family. Where did they come from? Sarah Emmeline McUmber m Orlando Hicks. They were parents of Eugene Rufus Hicks, my grandfather. Orlando & Sarah are buried in McGraw Rural cemetery. Thanks, Rita

Submitter: kathy munro
Query Text: Looking for birth records of Francis Murphy b 1 Jan 1879; Marathon, NY & John Murphy b 17 May 1880; Marathon NY.Parents were Catherine & John Murphy. Thanks

Submitter: Robin Sweet
Query Text: Looking for information on William and Almera Russell who came to cortland, co in 1806 from Woodbridge, Ct.

One of the boys names was Zina. He married Armanda(Arminda) Mills and they had a son Frank.
This was a large family, that lived in McGraw. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

Submitter: Bill Strack
Query Text: Researching the Strack Family history. Looking for info. re: Louis C. Strack (Emma Putnam)sons Donald L.and James. Believed they moved into Freetown area late 1910's-1920's. from Traverse City,Mich. vicinity.

Bill Strack

Submitter: SC Smith
Query Text: Correction on previous query. William H Berean was the father of Florence and Jeanett. Wife's name was Delia ?. He was born in 1834 and died in 1891. Buried in Riverside cemetery, Town of Marlborough, Ulster County.
Any additional info would be most appreciated. Thanks!

Submitter: Ron Faut
Query Text: My wife is the grand-daughter of Adah Brown-Jennison and she is looking for info about her grandmother, Adah. She married Bert Jennison. We think her mother was Mariah Williamson-Brown. She was born in 1876 and died in 1963.
Thank you in advance for any info.

Submitter: Bob Moltzen
Query Text: I am looking for information on the family of Cornelia Bruce, born in Cortland, NY in 1815. I think she was related to Abner and Ezra Bruce, who were on the 1820 census for Virgil. There may also be a connection to the Wilijam (Wiliam) Bruce on the 1820 census for Homer. None of these show up on any Cortland census after 1820. If there is anyone with information on any of the above Bruce families, please contact me.

Submitter: Jean Phillips
Query Text: Am hopeful of finding information on Levi and Freelove Phillips who lived and farmed in Homer, Cortland County, around 1818 to 1883, and their children, in particular, Norman Phillips.

Submitter: Helen Sills
Query Text: Would like to share with descendants of Benajah and Anna TUBBS STORY. Anna was the daughter of Samuel and Hannah Wood TUBBS. Benajah STORY was born in Norwich, New London Co., CT, lived in Bennington, VT, and died in Cortlandville,Cortland County, 8 February 1842. He was a pensioned veteran of the Revolutionary War. Their children were: Samuel, James, Johnson, Elijah, Hannah, Abijah, Marrianne, Lovine, Lois, Stephen, Polly, Lucy, Salla, Joseph, Uriah Wickwire, Daniel, and Plinny.

Submitter: Michelle Lee
Query Text: I am looking for any info on the Masten and Kane families around Marathon NY. My maternal ggrandmother was Lena Masten who married someone with the surname KANE. They had two dau Bessie and Althea. Thank you

Submitter: D. M. Chamberlain
Query Text: I am seeking information on my great-grandparents ancestry. William A. Bennett b. 1874 son of M.N. and Lottie B. Bennett married Anna E. Davenport on July 4th, 1894 in Homer, NY. They lived in Preble, NY until 1912. They had three children who lived while they were in Preble. They were Leland 1898, Freda 1901, and Lloyd 1910.
Any information would be greatly!!! appreciated I am at a total deadend.

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