Cortland County




Looking for information on the family of Charles ABBE and Nancy/Mary WELCH/WELSH, moved to Solon, Cortland Co. about 1814. Nancy/Mary d. Jul 1819, leaving four children: Phineas, Henry Clinton, Miranda (m. John WILCOX) and Hart.

Susan Herb This query verified 2/7/98


The name I am looking for is ACKER, John.m. to Caroline and appeared in 1860 CORTLAND Co. census living in Freetown. Would appreciate any information.

Jill Sabourin Klindworth This query entered 1/2/99


I am looking for my wife's ancestors : (1) Oliver ADAMS. Born approx. 1760 in Northumberland (some sources say the region in England, others say the town in Saratoga County NY) and died in 1832 in Preble, Cortland County NY. He moved to Preble, in about 1814, buying land in both 1814 and 1815. His wife's name was probably Catherine, with a possible maiden name of Hager; she died in Preble in 1830. They had 6 sons (William, Oliver [d. in 1816 at 24 yrs], Elijah, John, Abraham and Jacob) and a daughter Zubia. Family members appear in Preble in the 1820 census. William, son of Oliver, married Phoebe LEWIS [no information know] in Preble in 1809. All members of William's family moved to Illinios in 1842. William lived in several locations in the Cook and Kane County areas of IL but settled in the town of Dundee about 1838. One of his sons was DeWitt Clinton Adams, also a prominent Dundee merchant and resident in the late 1800's. I would be especially interested in any birth records for Oliver, his death record, and any obituary there may be. I don't know what church he was in, but his son in IL helped organize a Baptist Church. (2) Derrick ADAMS, brother to Oliver. Listed as living in Sullivan, Madison County NY in the 1820 Census.

Paul Elkmann This query verified 2/3/98


I was born in Cortland. My Dad and Mom, Chester and Jacqueline Adessa were born in Cortland. My grandfather, Vito James Adessa helped many Italian immigrants get jobs in Cortland. Is there any information on the Adessa genealogy. I am in the process of researching the genealogy.

Chet Adessa This query entered 3/5/98
92-711 Nohona Street
Kapolei, HI 96707


Searching for info on Seymour ALLEN family emigrated to Cuyler area ca. 1807; from where? Children Joseph, Seymour II, Sally, Jerusha, Alvin, others? Related to Martin KEELER family.

Ellen Oliver This query verified 2/3/98


Would like to know if anyone can find out how Elias Allen acquired Lot 41 and who had this lot prior to him - I would also like to know more about Jonathan Perry and Alfred Warner. I suspect that Jonathan Perry might be related to the Frink family - but have no idea on Alfred Warner. NOTE - 1 Elias; wife Susan - 12/14/1837 - Lot 41 - Sub. #2 - 50 acres; 72 rods - sold for $205.50 to Jonathan Perry. (Jonathan Perry lived in the town of Taylor, NY - re: Taylor, NY - by David C. Crankshaw (1977) NOTE - 2 Elias and Susan - 2/2/49 - Lot 41 - Sub#2 - 102 acres - sold for $450.00 - to Alfred Warner

Judy Allen Cwiklinski This query verified 2/3/98


According to Taylor, NY by David C. Crankshaw, Ruby M Potter Israel Allis was born of William Allis and Abigal Parker in Exeter, Otsego Cty on 9 Dec 1809. Am seeking any information available on these individuals.

Ray Allis This query verified 2/7/98


Looking for any information on the Andress line in Cortland Co from 1700 to the present.

Vern R. Andress This query verified 2/25/99


ANGLE, ANSON lived Cortland Co in 1830's, w Demarius, sons Miles, Wm H and Augustus, and dau Sarah all bn 1830-1840. Looking for any information about family, parents ?, where from ?.

Yvonne Luttio This query verified 9/13/98


I am looking for a Soloman Andrews born1787 in Ct. His wife was from Broome Co. so I assume his family settled there and then he married. Later he is in Cortland Co. Their children were: 1. Soloman
2. Harmon
4. Walter b 4 April 1816
5. John V. born 17 May 1818
6. Philinda
Thats all I have.

Sandy Lindberg This query entered 10/05/98


RESEARCHING APKER_moved from Pa. into Cortland Co. NY.

Diane This query entered 2/8/99


Researching Abram W. ARNOLD born circa 1805 in Rhode Island; married Prudence HOWE 20 Mar 1835 in Preble, Cortland Co., NY; died 8 Jun 1889 in Jefferson, Cass Co., MI. Prudence was born circa 1817 in NY, died 28 Apr 1874 in Jefferson, Cass Co., MI. The death record for Prudence states that she was the daughter of Frederick HOWE. Abram is listed in the 1840 census living in Truxton, Cortland Co., NY. The children of Abram and Prudence were: Edwin John ARNOLD born 30 Jun 1836 in New York, married Carolyn Julia BROWN 13 Sep 1863 in Edwardsburg, Cass Co., MI, died 25 Jun 1910 in Lansing, Ingham Co., MI; Franklin Leroy ARNOLD born 1 Feb 1838 in NY, died 30 Sep 1865 in Memphis, TN (complications of diarrhea contracted in Civil War); and Uriah born 13 Aug 1840 in Truxton, Cortland Co., NY, married Phebe A. ALEXANDER 30 Apr 1873 in Niles, Berrien Co., MI, died 18 Dec 1924 in Jefferson, Cass Co., MI. Abram collected a pension based on the death of his son Franklin Leroy. Among the papers is a deposition given by his brother, Joseph ARNOLD, who was living in Cass Co., MI at the time. Who were Abram and Joseph's parents? Were there any other siblings? Where in New York were Edwin and Franklin born?

Marilyn Lane This query entered 2/28/98


I am looking for descendants of Thurlow AUSTIN (b. Febuary, 1898, in Tompkins County, d. October, 1969, in Cortland, NY) and Florence WILLIAMS.

Carl Hommel This query entered 1/17/99


Jesse Ayers and wife Elizabeth arrived before the 1820 census as he is listed on the 1820 Census living in Virgil. He has at least 8 children but the ones known by name are Elizabeth (who married Aaron H Bell) and Daniel who married a Polly.

JoEllen Langwell This query entered 9/20/98


I am searching for information on my ancestors, Elisha BABCOCK and his wife, Vernera who lived in Willet, Cortland County. They are believed to have moved to Cattaragus County in 1836. Need info on Elisha's family and also want to know Vernera's maiden name and any data about her family. They had three children: Sarah BABCOCK m. Joseph LEARN (Cattaragus Co.), Albert, and Rosaltha (Rosalia?) Sarah and Joseph are my gggrandparents. Any information on this BABCOCK family will be most appreciated! .

Judy Offen         This query entered 3/5/98

3443 Brown Road
Caledonia, NY 14423


I am researching the Babcock Family That migrated to Scott New York in the late 1700's. At this time it became Known as Babcock Corners. Captain Paul Babcock and His brothers Ezra and Luke migrated there together from Linden Massachusetts. Paul's Nephews Maxon and Peleg also migrated there. They were part of a Seventh day Baptist Church. Do you have any information on these families? I am particularly interested to find out if any of these men had a son named Jeramiah.

Stephen Babcock         This query entered 9/6/98


I am trying to verify if Jonathan BABCOCK who was b. 20 Nov. 1788 (place unknown-possibly Stephentown, Renssalaer Co.) and d. 15 Sep. 1856 in Willet, Cortland Co. is the father of Elisha BABCOCK (b.1813 in Otsego Co.) whose three children (Albert b. 1843, Rosaltha b. 1845, and Sarah b. 1849) were all born in Willet. Elisha and his wife, Vernera RUDD BABCOCK moved to Cattaragus Co. in 1850. Jonathan's wife was Sarah JOHNSON.

If anyone has researched this BABCOCK family, please contact me. Jonathan BABCOCK's parents were Jonathan BABCOCK and Celinda HANKS.

Judy Offen         This query entered 11/15/98


Sgt. John BACKUS, Jr., b 1747, Canterbury, Windham Co., CT marr Jerusha BAKER, b 1750, CT. Migrated to Granville, Washington Co, NY by 1781, migrated to Freetown, Cortland Co. in 1810 with several families, including the family of Austin WATROUS, Sr. Both John BACKUS, Jr. and Austin WATROUS, Sr. had served in the Rev. War from CT. Both brought their families to Granville, and then to Freetown. John BACKUS' daughter, Sally, married Austin WATROUS Jr. "Eight of John BACKUS' nine children were Freetown settlers". Sally was one of the eight. Who were the other seven BACKUS children who were Freetown pioneers? Sally BACKUS and Austin WATROUS, Jr. were married at Granville, and migrated to Freetown with six children in 1810. Eight more children were born to them in Freetown.

Ike Watrous         This query entered 9/2/98


Dolly CONGDON, born July 5, 1886, Marathon, Cortland County, married Alfred BACON. Lived in West Groton as late as 1944. Would like to get in touch with anyone researching the Congdon or Bacon names.

Claudia Bement         This query entered 9/20/98


Seek any info on Joseph Bailey 2d who died at Virgil, Cortland County 9 Jun 1825. Was Rev War soldier. Left widow Elcy/Elsie (nee Harbrand). Thanks!

Dennis F. Marr         This query entered 6/25/98

3 Overlook Drive
Troy, NY 12180


Looking for any info on Solomon Baker (b. May 22, 1752, d. Nov 26, 1834) married to Sarah Whitney on Jan 16, 1782. He fought in the Revolutionary War and lived near Solon.

Phil Stamm


I am searching for info on Samuel Baker who lived in Cortland county until July 1783 when he had a judgement against for being sympathic to the British during the revolutionary war. He moved to lower Canada at that time. He was a blacksmith.

Kirk Baker         This query entered 9/13/98


Looking for any info on E.H. Barnes. He was living in Marathon for the 1865 census, with his second wife, Mercina (sp?). He was a physician and was born in Broome Co. circa 1813. According to the census records, he had 1 child by each of his wives - Nancy age 18 was probably by his first wife while Edwin age 17 was probably by his second. Both children were listed as being born in Cortland County.

Vicki Hall Titus         This query entered 2/9/98


I am looking for information about the family of William Riley Barnum, born July 5, 1814 in Cortland County, New York (possibly in the town of McGraw). He was the son of Zalmon P. Barnum, who died in Cortland County in 1844, and Sarah Nash. They had three other children that I know about: David Nash Barnum, born Sptember 12, 1799; Zalmon Barnum, born in 1801; and Albert Hoyt Barnum, born in June of 1812. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated!.

Sandra Barnum         This query entered 6/27/98


I need help on trying to find my BARRETT family. Betsy/Elizabeth BARRETT born 27 Oct 1812 NH died 7 Feb 1877 Warren Co., IL. married William A. LANDON son of David LANDON and Abigail JUDD of Solon. Betsy had one known brother Jonas BARRETT. We have a picture of him and Clarinda ANDREWS. He lived in Cortland, Taylor NY. Betsy traveled to Cortland NY to settle her familys estate in 1860s or 70s. Any information on this family would be appreciated.

Patty Greene-Jones         This query entered 9/20/98


Has anyone found a listing of the decendants of LEMUEL BATES, born Mar 4, 1747, married RESINAH THOMPSON (died Homer, 1852, age 98) said to have served in the Am. Rev, who removed to Cincinnari, Ohio ca 1808, operated a ferry there and because of malarial fever, returned east and settled Homer, NY? I'm looking, in particular, for a reference to an Aaron Bates, possibly a son, who might have remained in Ohio to have descendants born there. Any help would be appreciated.

Sandra Nolan


BEAN, Harvey, born in Montgomery Co. in 1809. At some point moved to Cortland Co. and there in 1830 married Betsey Wavle. Any information would be helpful, but am particularly looking for information on his parents.

Helen Wadsworth         This query entered 1/23/98


Im looking for Beebe and Wilkinson. Could be related to the Hine's family. I am the daughter only child of Harold Wilkinson he is son of also the only child, Robert Wilkinson I don't know where he lived near Cortland or Binghamton. Harolds Mother was Margaret Beebe daughter of Kirk Beebe his second wife was a Hitchcock I think, she was not my Grandmother's Mother. The plan was to come to NY this fall but my husband is to ill to travel. I would be very thankful for any help.

Ann Stoddard         This query entered 1/17/98


Seeking information about the BEEBE family. Supposedly, they were the first white settlers in Cortland county. BEEBE boulder in Homer, NY marks the site of their home.

Robert Ross         This query entered 4/13/99


Looking for information pertaining to Roswell C Bell and his wife Anna (Harvey?). They were in Cortland County by the 1825 Census. They have 5 known children; Aaron b abt 1816 md Elizabeth Ayers, Lydia md a Shephard, JoAnna md a Picard, Sally md a Joseph Johnson and Celestia married a Piage. Also need info on a Jesse and Elizabeth Ayers/Ayres who settled in Cortland County by 1820 Census; known children Elizabeth mentioned above and Daniel who married Polly (?_____). Any information about these two families appreciated.

JoEllen Langwell         This query updated 9/20/98


I know of several BEMENTS who resided in Cortland and I am hopeful that my query will turn up more information on them.

  1. LEWIS HIMROD BEMENT, born 10 Mar 1821 in Massachusetts or Connecticut. In 1850 Lewis was a farmer in Cortlandville, Cortland County. He was in Cortland in 1865 (not found in 1870). (In 1860 he was a clerk in Groton, Tompkins County).
  2. JOHN BEMENT (Jesse, John, John, John, John) born 15 Sep 1776 at Brimfield. John moved from Brimfield with his father-in-law, Peter Hitchcock, and other pioneers to Homer, Cortland County, New York before 1803.
  3. LUCY BEMENT, born 1809 at Homer; married 1824 the Reverend Gardiner Kellogg Clark at Cortlandville.
  4. CHARLOTTE BEMENT, born after 1821, married Austin Cravath of Preble, Cortland County.
  5. SAMUEL BEMENT (Severance , Jesse, John, John, John, John) born ca. 1803 in Aurora Township, New York. Samuel resided in Cortland about 1830.
  6. JOSEPH B. BEMENT (John, Jesse, John, John, John, John) born ca. 1811 at Homer, Cortland County, New York.
There are some more modern Bements that I have not included. If you want more information on any of these Bements, please follow this link or e-mail me at the address below.

Spencer BeMent         This query entered 01/02/99


Looking for parents or any information on Charles T. BENJAMIN who resided in Hartford, Cortland, NY just prior to the Civil War. He was married to Clarissa STEVENS and they had just purchased a tannery before he was stricken with a fever and soon died at the Glen Haven hydropathic sanitarium on Skaneateles Lake. He is buried in the Hartford Cemetery and the dated on his gravestone is 9-8-1852 (age 41). His daughter Mary BENJAMIN is buried next to him. He had two other children - Albert Rial BENJAMIN and Charles M BENJAMIN. Any information on Charles T. BENJAMIN would be appreciated. Thank you.

Patti Benjamin         This query entered 10/09/98


George Bentley (?) was born Abt 1831 in England. He married Susanna Owen April 19, 1854 in Homer, Cortland Co. NY.

George Bentley Co. served in Company B 3rd Reg't, Wis Inf 1864-1865. Military pension papers show affidavits indicating a hernia, George stating that he has worn a truss for 5-6 years etc. Also mention of the fact that the name is spelled BENTLEY, not BENTLY; some of his papers came back saying his enlistment records were not found, so it must be due to the spelling error, which appears to have been straightened out.

Children of George Bentley and Susanna Owen are:
1. Robert Bentley, born July 02, 1855.
2. George Bentley, born Abt 1857.
3. Frances Bentley, born October 04, 1859 in Lomira, Dodge Co. WI; died February 28, 1927 in Fond du Lac Co. WI.
4. William Bentley, born December 08, 1860.
5. Amy Bentley, born January 25, 1870.

Cindy Bentley         This query entered 9/11/98


Wish to contact others researching Lemuel W. BESSEY Sr born ca 1795 - died unk. Married ca 1819 Mary MOON. 10 known children of Lemuel & Mary were born in Cortland Co.

Georgene Sones         This query verified 2/7/98
Omaha, NE


Requesting information regarding the family of George Harmon BLAKESLEE, long-time ME minister in the Wyoming Conference of the ME Church.George Harmon BLAKESLEE, b. Oct. 18, 1819 in Springville, Susquehanna, Pa., d. July 26, 1876 in Cortland, N. Y. m. to Hester Ann CARGILL in 1845. Six children. Particularly interested in Clara, b. ca 1860, m. to J. Willard MILLER, pastor of the Potsdam ME Church. Need her dates and need to know if she married a second time, possibly to a John Henry BLAKESLEE. Any information on the family will be greatly appreciated..

Angeline Hunter         This query entered 01/17/98


Searching for Clara Marie BLAKESLEE who married John Willard MILLER in Cortland 29 Jun 1883. Thank you.

Sharon Freeman


I am looking for any information on Asahel Blanchard (born in NY) and his wife Elizabeth (born in MA) and their son, Alvin A. Blanchard born in Cortland County New York on Jan. 12, 1830. ANY info would be MUCH appreciated.

R. Rahorst         This query entered 3/15/98


I'm seeking any information on my GGG Grandparents James Blanchard c1809-1888/ Harriet (Steward) Blanchard c1816-1887. GG Grandparents John R. Blanchard 1842-1914/ Mary (Church) Blanchard 1847-1889. They and their decendents lived in the Taylor/Cincinnatus area. I have reciprical data & pictures.

Nev Collins        This query entered 2/9/99


Seeking information on Asa Blood who resided in Preble Twp., Cortland Co. New York in 1840.

Dennis R. Davis         This query entered 9/27/98
3662 Alameda Drive
Fairview, PA 16415-1030


I am looking for any info on Wilhelmina Blume and Henry Danckert who had a son Albert Danckert born in Cortland June 8 1893. It is believed that they were mar. in Cortland sometime in the late 1880's to early 1890's. Henry was org. from Albany, NY and they went back there shortly hafter Albert's birth. I need to find Wilhelmina's parents.

Tracy Hogan         This query entered 1/23/99


Smith Booth, b. 1 Nov. 1803 in CT; mar. 1827 to Phebe Woodard of Virgil, 1803-1890, dau of John & Hulda (Brooker) Woodward. Smith is said to be son of Rev. Calvin & Typhema (??) Booth. Seeking info on Calvin & Typhema. Thanks.

David C Crankshaw         This query entered 4/13/99


I am seeking information on Charles Albert Boynton, b. 1869. Also seeking info on Albert Latham Boynton and Mercie Sweet. Any leads would be greatly appreciated. Albert's parents were Olivet BOYNTON and Abby BRIGHTMAN. Olivet was born in 1811 and Albert was born 1837.

Randy         This query entered 9/13/98


Looking to make contact with others researching the following lines:
1) Jepthah BRANCH (abt 1771, of Richmond, Berkshire, MA - 1849, Virgil, Cortland, NY) married June/Irene/Irana ARNOLD ? (abt 1773, of MA - ?, of Cortland Co.,NY)
2) Caleb Goodrich BRANCH (1799, Benson, Rutland, VT - ?) married 1822 in Virgil, Cortland Co., NY, Mallisa GLAZIER (1797, New Braintree, MA - ?)
3) Leytta B. BRANCH (abt 1829, of Virgil - ?) married Joseph GLAZIER.

Sharon         This query entered 10/19/98


Would like to find descendants of George W. BRIGGS 1846-1915 Married Lucinda GILBERT 14 Feb,1867. They had nine children. Carrie A. RYAN - 1867;William A.,1869;Millie R.NASH;Hiram G.;1875 Satie(Sarah) L JACKSON 1878;Jennie M. LUMEREE(?) 1881;John C. 1885;George E. 1887;Clifford J. 1892. Have CW pension record. Need father's records and need burial rec of sister Addie (SIGNOR)(COMSTOCK)MITCHELL. will share all info.

Mary S. Dobard


I am making an inquery about my great-great grandfather Alanson Brown. He is listed on the 1840 census for Homer, Cortland Co., NY. Also I have a written story by his son, Hamilton D. Brown, who states that he [Hamilton] was b. Homer, NY , April 24, 1834 on a farm. Hamilton is not listed on the 1840 census however. Hamilton was educated at the Homer Academy and served as an officer in the New York Regiment, Company K. If there are any relatives still there or any information that you may know of I would appreciate anything and will share with you any that I have.

Marilyn Erb


I am looking for the ancestors/family of Temperence BROWN. The parents of Temperence were Amos BROWN (B. Sep 1761) and Esther BABCOCK (b. Aug 1761). Amos and Esther had another daughter Eunice (b. Apr 1793 Leyden, MA m. Jun 1820 d. Jun 1879 Scott, NY) and her husband Elisha STEVENS (b. Jan 1797 Stoddord, NH d. Nov 1880 Scott, NY) whose daughter Mary Ann (b. Sep 1822 Scott, NY m. abt 1844 d. Jun 1904 Scott, NY) married Amos Brown WAGNER (grandparents of Adalaide WAGNER). The parents of Elisha Stevens were Asa Stevens and Sarah Hodgman. I am also looking for information on the NODINE and WILLIAMS families which are part of the WAGNERs. Frederick Nodine (b. Jul 1775) and his wife Chloe WHITTEN (b. Oct 1775) are the earliest that I have thus far. Their son Jeremiah married Maria, the daughter of Peter STROPE and Louisa. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Leslie Lienert


Also seeking ancestors of GLENN E. BURGETT, born 1880's and died 26 July 1943.

Robert Ross         This query verified 4/15/99


Seek descendants of Jeremiah BURKE born c1830 Ireland died c1885 Cazenovia NY wed Amy/Emma RYAN [d/o Phillip and Margaret RYAN] born c1832 Ireland died 1902 Cazenovia NY. 6 children were 1 Rebecca born 1856 Truxton NY wed William CLANCY, 2 Phillip born 1858 wed Catherine GRACE [d/o Pierce and Catherine (LONERGAN) GRACE], 3 Margaret born c1859 died c1882, 4 Daniel born 1860 died c1862, 5 Mary born 1861, and 6 Helen born 1863 Cuyler NY died 1934 wed (1) Timothy DONOVAN (2) Michael CLANCY.

Garbird         This query entered 01/23/99


I'm a descendant of Augustus BURLINGAME and Lucinda HASKINS of Willet Twp., Cortland Co., NY. I have been able to find them in the 1850 Census and their youngest child, Martha Maria age 1, my GGGrandmother. I have approximate birth dates and place of birth as NY and little else.

I noticed Attitius Burlingame and his wife Mary, born in R.I., age 69 and 70, respectively are on the next page in the 1850 Census from Augustus. Is Attitius Augustus' father? I have info to share on Martha Maria Burlingame and her husband, Abram Dornburgh.

Orin Reams


Ann HAMMOND was born 16 Mar 1809 and died 2 Mar 1856 in Solon, Cortland County, New York. She married James BURLINGHAM. They had the following BURLINGHAM children: Adalaide b 1836; Edgar b 1837; Hannah b 1838; Eliza b 1840; Huldah b 1845; Emily b 1846. When were Ann HAMMOND and James BURLINGHAM married? I presume they were married in or near Solon, Cortland County, NY. Who were Ann's parents?

Brenda Page Hare


BURNETT, Roxana b ca 1805 died? Need parentage. Never married. Lived with John SIGNOR in Homer from abt 1817 to 1863. Was he her step-father? She may have been born Otsego Co. Owned property in Homer. Deeds to Jedidah Barker, Edson Signor and sold land to the Supt. of the Poor of Homer. Searching for any known relatives.

Mary S. Dobard


William Henry Harrison BURNHAM (1813-1868) married Harriet CRANE about 1839. Would love to correspond with descendants of their children: Delos Burnham, Sheppard Burnham, Lucian Burnham (1842-1923), and Frank Burnham. I am descended through Lucian and his wife Luana HENRY (1844-1929), both buried in the East Homer cemetery. These families lived in the cities/villages of Cortland, Homer and East Homer.

Robin Faught Collins         This query entered 9/6/98


Looking for info on Eliza M. BURT, b. 14 Mar, 1820, Berkshire Co, MA, m. 19 Sep, 1843 to Aaron SIMKINS, d. 12 Feb, 1881 in Branch Co,MI. Possibly dau of Francis and Mercy BURT who were in Cortland Co,NY, from 1830. Francis d. before 1850--not on that census. Mercy still there at that time. Assume she was m. somewhere in NY. SIMKINS family lived in Chemung Co,NY at that time. Any help appreciated.

Opal Longino         This query entered 9/6/98


Researching Henry Jeremiah Burvee, born in Cortland Co., New York on January 21, 1847 to Elijah & Malissa Burvee. Looking for any info on the family.

Virginia Burvee         This query entered 10/07/98


Found name of Betsy BUSH as eighth child of Jacobus H. BUSH and Hannah FORDAM. Betsy's younger brothers James and Jonathan were born in Cortland Co. in 1815 and 1819, respectively. Can anyone tell me if this Betsy BUSH is the one who married Jacob Doty EVERITT, son of Nathan EVERITT and Mary DOTY? Jacob and Betsy's first four children were born between 1826 and 1833 in Solon Twp. They then moved to Trumbull Co. & Allen Co., Ohio, where they had five more children. If this is not the same Betsy BUSH, she may be related to a Levi Smith BUSH, born in Cortland Co., 27 Oct 1812. Any information on the EVERITT and DOTY families would be helpful as well.

Jeff Courtright         This query entered 10/07/98


Looking for info on Thomas Butler who moved to Preble from CT. He had a son Roscoe, born in Preble in 1835, who married Catherine Gleason (from Ireland). Roscoe had a son Thomas I, born in Preble in 1867 who moved to Tully. Any info would be helpful.

Timothy Butler         This query entered 2/9/99


Looking for informaton on Harry Jay and Jay Orson BUTTON. Jay Orson Button was born Abt 1850 in NY, and died Unknown in ?. He married Mary ? Unknown in ?. Child of Jay Button and Mary ? is: Harry Jay Button, born November 21, 1870 in East River, New York City, NY; died August 18, 1929 in Kalamazoo, MI. Harry Jay Button was born November 21, 1870 in East River, New York City, NY, and died August 18, 1929 in Kalamazoo, MI. He married Katherine Medora Tuttle April 30, 1895 in Kalamazoo, MI, daughter of Grant Tuttle and Kate Corey.



The family of my great grandfather, Jacob Call, came from Cortlandt. He was born in the 1820's and lived as an adult in Stony Point, (Rockland Co.,) NY. When he moved to Stony Point, he found another Call family already in residence, but did not consider himself related. Research has shown that the original ancestor of the Rockland County Calls, was Nicholas Call and suspect that Jacob's ancestors may have stayed in Cortlandt for a longer period than the family of Nicholas Call. The 1820 Census for Truxton shows a Joel Call, and I wonder if he might be a link to Jacob. Thank you.

Ann Langdon 1830 E. Parks Hwy, PMB 283
Wasilla, Alaska 99654         This query entered 10/07/99


I would like to make connections with others researching the following descent:

1) Ezra Thompson CARD (1796, of Pine Plains, Dutchess, NY - 1867, of Homer, Cortland, NY) married "Sophe" Cynthia BUCKLEY(1794, of Dutchess Co.,NY - 1874, Groton, Tompkins,NY)
2) William CARD (1821, of Homer, Cortland,NY - 1896, of NE) married 1844, of Cortland Co., NY, Phidelia Sophronia HICKS (1816, of Cortland Co.,NY - 1883, Ida, Republic Co.,KS)
3) Emily Jane CARD (1852, of Cortland Co.,NY - 1919, Fairbury, Jefferson Co.,NE) married 1874, Cortland Co., Charles Edwin GLAZIER.

Sharon         This query entered 10/19/98


CARLEY, GEORGE. Wife Margaret Elizabeth (WILKS) Please see Jefferson Co. query. He was also in this couty 1810 till question. Found wife in Ia 1860 at age of 70. Can find no information on him.

clark l carley


CARPENTER, MARY LUCRITHIA, b.?/?/1861, d.?/?/1947 m.4/24/1883 to ALEXANDER M. CROSS in Skaneateles Falls, NY. I'm looking for any ancestors for the Carpenter side of the family. Believe Mary's father to be DELOS CARPENTER and mother to be ANNA WHEELER BULOCK. Alexander Cross was originaly from the Seneca Falls area. Any help would be appreciated.

L. A. Jessie


Would like very much to correspond with any one who has ANY information on the following people.

JAMES PATRICK CAVANAUGH, possibly born Jackson, Mi.m CATHERINE (LEWIS) CAVANAUGH, born, Ft.Erie, Ontario, Canada.They had the following children:
MARY CAVANAUGH, b Aug.14, 1891,Ft.Erie, Ontario.
CATHERINE CAVANAUGH,bDec.6, 1894,Victoria,Canada
JOSEPH HAROLD CAVANAUGH, b Je.17, 1897,Bridgeburg (Ft. Erie), Ontario.
ELLEN MARY CAVANAUGH, b Aug.30, 1898,Ft.Erie, Ontario
MARTIN CAVANAUGH, b Aug19, 1901,Bridgeburg (Ft.Erie), Ontario.

The 1920,Buffalo, N.Y.census has the following entry for 128 Dearborn St.
ANNA CAVANAUGH, age 51,head of family

The 1919 Buffalo City directory has the following entry for 128 Dearborn St.

If any one has any information on any of these people contact me. I have been working on this puzzle for a very long time, and have no info after 1920. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Charles Franz         This query entered 09/15/99


CHAMBERLAIN, George B. b.8 Aug 1834 Brookfield. Father John Chamberlain b.1796 Cortland Co. NY. d. 1851 Lorain Co Ohio m. Amy Perkins 1798-1873.

Robert H. Chamberlain         This query updated 9/6/98


CHAPEL, William Wallace (my great grandfather) was born 1 Sep 1839 in Pitcher, Chenango Co. His obit states that, "He was reared in the county of his birth and educated at the academy of Cincinnatus, New York." The dates he attended the "academy" would likely have been in the 1850's as, "In 1859 he attended a term of the law school of Albany, New York, ...." In addition, I have his original marriage certificate from 13 Dec 1865 when he married Alice G. Pritchard of Cincinnatus. I am searching for information on the school he attended in Cincinnatus and for information on the Chauncey PRITCHARD family.

William Chapel Burrows         This query entered 9/11/98

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info wanted on floyd chapman born cortland county feb 28 1897,died syracuse ny 1955. his wifes name gladys hall chapman also born cortland co. june 1910,died jan 1989. any info relatives living or dead greatly appreciated.

lawrence chapman


My mother's maternal grandmother / gfather were Mary Viola Pettigrove (1854 - 1907) and William C. Chesebrough (1846 - 1891). [I believe his father was also William C.C.] I think they were married 11/30/1871, but I do not know where. Earlier this year, I found their gravesite in the City of Ludington (Mason Co.) cemetary (MI). According to family records, they came from NY. Cortland and Tompkins county names are with these notes. Any connections will be gratefully appreciated. Thank you.

David         This query entered 01/02/99


I am researching John CHURCHILL. John CHURCHILL was born on 12 Mar 1758 in Sheffield, MA. He died on 27 Sep 1817 in Scott, Cortland Co. NY.

He was married to Martha BALDWIN (daughter of Jehiel BALDWIN and Bridget Goodwin) on 29 May 1786 in Hubbarton, Rutland Co. VT. Martha BALDWIN was born on 16 Aug 1766 in Meriden Parish, MA. She died on 13 Feb 1839 in Scott, Cortland Co. NY. John CHURCHILL and Martha BALDWIN had 13 children, most, if not all, born in Hubbarton, Rutland Co. VT.

Mike Stafford         This query entered 1/2/99

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Would like to share CHURCHILL information with those of you who are researching this family in Cortland co., NY. John CHURCHILL and wife Martha BALDWIN CHURCHILL along with ten children came from Hubbarton,Rutland co., VT about 1804. One son Chauncey was born in Tully 3 Oct 1808. All 11 children married there.

Irene Hahn


Angelo John Cincotta married Oriana (called Ann) Barry. He was born 1909 in NYC. She was born Sept 3, 1916 in Blodget Mills, NY. They had 3 children: Angelo A. Cincotta (called Jr.). He was born 4/27/37 in Cortland, NY. Married Joan Jager 4/22/53 in Cortland, NY. They had 4 children:

  • Anthony David: born 11/30/57 in Cortland & Married Barbara Jean Smith 7/19/80 in Cortland.
  • Second child Michael Angelo born 11/3/58 in Cortland and married Joan Gay and one other person some years later.
  • Third child Richard Robert born 12/18/59 in Cortland married Sandra Riter 7/9/83.
  • Fourth child: Kelly Ann born 10/23/61 in Cortland who married Dale Greene in Cortland.
    Angelo and Orina (Ann) second and third children: Kathleen and the youngest Robert are twins.
    Info on Kathleen is that she married Gary Moore and they had 2 children. Kathy was born 9/24/41 in Cortland. Her first child Chistopher Richard born 2/2/69 in Cortland who married Debra Sweeny on 5/20/95 in Cortland. The second child: Patrick Anthony was born 9/30/71 in cortland.
    No information on Bobby except birth is same as Kathy's naturally.

    Joe Salamack         This query entered 2/9/98


    CLARK, John Lewis b. 10 Sep 1819 Truxton, Cortland, NY d. 23 Jun 1896 Sheffield, Bureau, IL. m. Sarah Ann PURDY, 11 Oct 1847 Kane County, IL. John's migration is NY>OH>IL He lived for some time in Cleveland, OH and then moved to DeKalb County, IL where I am assuming he met Sarah, who lived in the neighboring county of LaSalle. The settled in Sheffield, Bureau County in 1855 had 5 children and died there. John's obit states that he was the oldest child of his father's family, but no other info on parents or siblings. He ran a Nursery in Sheffield, IL Sarah was b. 31 Dec 1828 in Logansport, Cass, IN and d. 13 Feb 1902 in Wethersfield, Bureau, IL. Sarah's migration is IN>Kane Cty, LaSalle Cty, Bureau Cty, IL.

    I can find absolutely no information on either of these 2 people who happen to be my gr gr grandparents. It has always been rumored that John Lewis Clark was related to William Clark of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, but I find nothing to substantiate that, either. Anyone with any info on either of these families, please email.

    Mikki         This query updated 1/17/99


    CHARLES COBB, born 1800-1810 in Cortland Co., NY: married HANNAH JONES (born 1810, Texas Valley, NY) 1830 in Texas Valley, NY: died May 7, 1844 in Naples, NY. They had a son, CHARLES A COBB, born January 14, 1831 in Cortland Co,. NY: married LOVISSA SMITH (born March 22, 1841 in Smithland, IA) December 2, 1855: died September 17, 1860 in Smithland, IA. HANNAH JONES'S parents were JAMES JONES, (born near Boston, MA, but died March 21, 1828 in Texas Valley, NY) and SARAH LEACH, born January 31, 1776 in Pelham, Hampshire, MA. I have long pedigree of LEACH, WASHBURN, WINSLOW, CHILTON, COOKE, BLEKNAP, BOTILER, SUDELEY/DESUDLELY that I would like to share.

    Midge Corcoran


    Am looking for family related to Bamford Collins, as near as I can tell he was born Febuary 4, 1916 and passed away in 1979.



    Looking for Hellen Conable of Cortland, who m. Alphius A. Aldrich, b. 1818 . Their son Ira m. Lois Lockwood, daughter of Randoplh Lockwood and Mary Hoag.

    Loretta Craig         This query entered 4/15/99


    Irving (also spelled Ervin) D. CONGDON, married ca. 1903 Jennie A? Listed in 1905 census for City of Cortland with son Clinton, age 1. Jennie A? was possibly born in 1883 or 1884, she died 1913 or 1914.

    Trying to find Jennie A's maiden name and any info on her family.

    Claudia Bement         This query entered 9/05/98


    Dolly CONGDON, born July 5, 1886, Marathon, Cortland County, married Alfred BACON. Lived in West Groton as late as 1944. Would like to get in touch with anyone researching the Congdon or Bacon names.

    Claudia Bement         This query entered 9/20/98


    Trying to trace Lillie CONGDON, born January 14, 1891 in Cortland, illegitimate daughter of Julia CONGDON, father unknown. Lillie CONGDON was bound to Mr. & Mrs. R.H. GRIFFIN of Cuyler in June 1891, we don't know what happened to her after that. Her mother Julia CONGDON married Frederick DURKEE several years later.

    Also, tracing William CONGDON, born 1888 in Cortland. Any help with the Congdon, Griffin or Durkee names would be appreciated.

    Claudia Bement         This query entered 10/05/98


    I am looking for any additional information that you might have about some of my ancestors that lived in Cortland County from around the middle 1800's to the early 1900's. Here's what I have so far: My great-great-grandfather's name was Burt D. Conklin. He was born 9-19-1861 and married Ida Mae Ives (born 6-28-1861 in Cayuga Co.) sometime before 1885.

    They had 5 children: Earl I Conklin (abt. 1885), Agnes W Conklin (abt. 1887), Ray Burt Conklin (4-20-1891) - my great-grandfather, Frank W Conklin (2-5-1894), and Emily M. Conklin (8-22-1896).

    Burt's parents were Eli Conklin and Ellen Shoop. I do not know if Burt had any brothers or sisters. Please let me know if you have any additional information. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    Joel E. Conklin         This query entered 10/07/98


    I have been searching for information on my grandmother's family. My paternal grandmother's name is Clara Belle CORL Snyder, born July 31, 1909, Preble NY. Her parents were Clarence and Ida DOANE Corl.

    Clara married Gearld Christopher SNYDER and lived on Pine Woods Rd, near Etna NY in a house that burned, we think, in the 1930's. They moved up the hill called Turkey Hill or Baker Hill Road (by the old Plantation Inn, near Etna - Varna area) They lived fairly close to the top of the hill for many years on the left side of the road, green house, set back in. My father attended the one room school house at the top of the hill. We played there as young kids.

    Clara and Gearld had 4 children: Alice SNYDER Battle, Joyce SNYDER Payson, Gearld Lester SNYDER (my father 1/22/32-12/24/59) and Wesley Lee Snyder. Clara and Gerald built a home and trailer park at 27 Pinckney Road in Etna called Shady Grove Trailer Park. Gearld died in the 1960's, and Clara has been in a nursing home for many years in Chester VA.

    Sally Dockstader         This query entered 10/19/98
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    Ray & Sally Dockstader
    PO Box 46
    Belleville NY 13611


    My major research is of the Cornwells, specifically Samuel Cornwell and his wife, Mary (Barr) Cornwell (both died Oct. 1836 and are buried in Cortland Rural Cemetery and came to Cortland from Greene Co., NY), Willet Cornwell and his wife, Jane (Titus) Cornwell (Willet also died Oct. 1836, but Jane lived on to the end of the 1800s, living those later years with a daughter who married a Mackey in Moravia, NY), George Cornwell and his wife, Olive Eliza (Wainwright) Cornwell. Olive came from Genessee Co., NY. Her parents were Stephen and Olive Wainwright. George and wife moved westward. Son Samuel went with George as a youngster, but later returned to Cortland Co. with his wife, Minerva (Bellinger) Cornwell, shortly after 1880.

    Doug Cornwell         This query entered 02/25/99


    John G. COSTON (b. 18 Feb 1771 in NH) married Margaret BUDLONG in 1798 in Homer, Cortland. They are found in the Homer Baptist Church records. They had 16 children! Their son, William was born in Homer in 1803. He is my great great grandfather, and that is about all I know about him.

    Dean Cosmo         This query entered 9/20/98


    Stephen and Abigail (WEBSTER) COUCH resided Cuyler/Truxton/Fabius area. I believe she died after 1824. Does anyone have any death/burial information?

    Douglas V. Smith         This query entered 9/6/98


    Immigrated from Ireland to Homer, NY in Cortland Co in mid 19th century, Mary Ann LANGFORD married Richard COUCH about 1880. Their children were Francis Edward COUCH and twins, Maude and Mabel COUCH, all born in Cortand Co Would like to know more about these families Thank you?

    Theodore Moyer         This query entered 9/6/98


    Researching COWLIN(G) family: Joseph, Susanna, and children who immigrated from England 1851. Have been unable to locate death date and place for Joseph COWLIN(G) Sr. though I believe it was before the 1855 census when the children were scattered. My great-grandfather, Matthew COWLIN resided in Cazenovia, Madison Co., New York in 1860 but he mustered in Union Army at Cortlandville 1862. Would like to know if Civil-War era newspapers for the county are available and where. I anticipate a trip to New York this summer and would like to look these papers over for tidbits of information. According to the 1855 NY State census for Cortland Co., the newspaper at that time was the CORTLAND DEMOCRAT which had been established in 1840 - a weekly paper. Also interested in availability of church records for that time period in Cortland Co. for what was then the First M.E. Church. Is there still a church named First United Methodist? If so what is its address?

    Mary A Grindol


    I am seeking information about, and the ancestors of John Crain/Crane b. 1797 and married to Phebe Grove b. 1800. I have information that John came to Erie Co PA from Cortland Co and was possibly born in Cortland Co. In the 1820 Cortland Co census there is a Lemuel, John, James, and Daniel Crane all in Harrison and all on the same page and from their ages would appear to be a family. In 1840 a Lemuel and a John Crane show up in Erie Co PA. I know that my John had children had children born in both NY and PA during this time period. I suspect that Lemuel is the father of John but can not prove it. Any help in sorting this out would be greatly appreciated.

    Larry Combs         This query entered 10/05/98


    CRANNELL, Isaac b. Abt. 1828 d. April 10, 1906. CRANNELL, Susan d. September 27, 1920-25 in Cortland. Buried in Marathon, NY.

    Katherine Horvatt         This query entered 10/09/98


    CUMMIN(G)S Family of New York. Working on a book of the descendents of Stephen Cummings (5) 1736 to about 1815 of Attleboro, Mass., then of Coventry, RI; then of Pownal, VT removing to OTSEGO Co., New York in 1791. He was the son of Abraham Jr. (4) Abraham Sr. (3) John (2) Isaac (1) of Ipswich/Topsfield, Mass by 1630. Stephen was in New Lisbon/Pittsfield, Otsego Co. NY from 1790 to at least 1810, probably 1815. Children removed to STUEBEN, NIAGRA, ERIE, ORLEANS, GENESEE, WYOMING, MONROE, CHAUTAUQUA, ONTARIO, WAYNE Cos.,and other UNKNOWN Cos., NY and then to Michigan and other points west. CHILDREN: 1. Thomas b. 1758 d. 1846 Troupsburg, NY m #2 Lodema BLANCHARD 2. Hannah b. 1763 d. West Burlington, NY m. Benjamin CARD 3.Jacob b. 1763 d. 1842 Newstead, Erie Co., m. #1 Ester GALLOP #2 Hannah GARDNER 4. Elizabeth b. 1765 d. 1859 Knoxville, Tioga Co., PA m. John WAKLEY or WAKLEE 5. Elijah b 1764/67 d 1857, Newstead, Erie Co., NY m.#1 Martha (Mary) EVIN #2 unknow #3 Hannah GARDNER 6. Stephen b. 1772 d. 1850 Clarence Center, Erie Co., NY m#1 Ruth Gregory #2 Lydia (RANDALL?) 3. Martha Johnson may have also resided in CORTLAND Co., NY as one daughter is called of there 7. Levi b. 1786 d 1863, Clarence, Erie Co., NY m Martha_______? at least 10 Cummin(g)s children. Other allied NY surnames associated with this Cummings family: BLANCHARD, CARD, GALLOP, WAKLEY, EVIN, GREGORY, JOHNSON, MATTESON, CROSSMAN, WINSLOW, PALMER, PORTER, POTTER, SPENCER, COOK, MURDOCK, SCHOONOVER, EDSON, MONTGOMERY, NICHOLSON, McCOMB, WHEELER, COLLINS, COLE, STRAIT, HARRINGTON, BOWDISH, PRATT, POND, BATES, CARMER, PENDER, WILLIAMS, SHERMAN, BARNEY, DANCER, STRICKLAND, ELDRICH. Have more than 5,000 decendants in data-base willing to share with family members.

    Barry C.K. Moravek


    I am looking for information on the Dame family of Clinton Co. Also the Tyrrell family of Clinton Co. and Essex Co. The Strack family of Clinton Co. and Essex Co. I would be willing to share some of the information I have with any relatives looking for similar descendants.

    Rebecca Dame Strack


    Seeking information death and burial of John and Esther (WOODRUFF) DANIELS of Fabius, Cuyler, Truxton area. I believe she died in 1884 close to 90 years old.

    Douglas V. Smith         This query entered 9/6/98


    Inquiring re information about Thomas Darby and his wife, Francis (Bement) Darby. Thomas D. Darby was born in Cortland, N Y in 1842. We have heard there was in extensive record on the Darbys in the courthouse in Cortland N.Y. They moved to Iowa in 1869. We are trying to find out further information regarding who Thomas's mother and father were, and when and where they were born. Also Francis Bement.

    Lynda Ozinga         This query entered 9/13/98


    DARRIN, Joseph b. approx 1806, m. Selenia in NY, they had the following named children: Martin b. 1837, Walter b. 1843, Louis b. 1845, Delilah b. 1848, Ann b. 1850. Joseph wife and children moved to Michigan as they appear on the 1860 fed census.

    GARY W. WILSON         This query entered 02/25/99


    DELAVAN, Oliver; Cornelia and Ira Baker WATROUS Cornelia DELAVAN, b. 1822, Freetown, Cortland Co married Ira Baker WATROUS b. 7 Nov 1819 Freetown, Cortland Co. They had nine children. They both died in No. Syracuse, Onondaga Co. They moved to No. Syracuse after 1864. Seeking any information on DELAVAN. Cornelia's father's name was Oliver DELAVAN, spouse unkn. Need name of Oliver's wife, dates and places of birth, marriage and death for both, other children, family history - any ancestral info to assist in researching the DELAVAN line.

    Fredric Watrous


    Dickinson family in CNY(Cortland,Onondaga,and Tomkins Co.'s) Many names found throughout old photo albums without any further info.

    Anne Burnham


    I am searching for information on Mary Ellen and Michael Dillon residents of Cortland from approx.1870, They had 10 children Steven, Margaret, Harry, William, Laurence, John, Helen, George, Gus,and Arthur. Mary Ellen died in 1912 in Cortland. Are there any cemetary listings available for this area.

    Teri Simpson         This query entered 9/6/98


    Looking for info on Patrick Dobbins wife Anna Sullivan living in Cortland in July 1885 son born in Homer 20 May 1858 Michael K Dobbins wife Julia M Poole other children (MC) Mary Catherine, Paris, Kenny, Anna, William H, John C, Are on NY Census 1870 and 1880 Patrick owner property a farm west hill in Homer, there are some court paper on Anna at Cortland Historical Society.

    James P. Dobbins         This query updated 10/19/98


    I'm searching for my great grandfather, Albert Dorward. He was married to Myra Cartwright of Virgil New York about 1859. Thank you for any help you might be.

    Kevin Haskins         This query entered 10/07/99


    Found name of Betsy BUSH as eighth child of Jacobus H. BUSH and Hannah FORDAM. Betsy's younger brothers James and Jonathan were born in Cortland Co. in 1815 and 1819, respectively. Can anyone tell me if this Betsy BUSH is the one who married Jacob Doty EVERITT, son of Nathan EVERITT and Mary DOTY? Jacob and Betsy's first four children were born between 1826 and 1833 in Solon Twp. They then moved to Trumbull Co. & Allen Co., Ohio, where they had five more children. If this is not the same Betsy BUSH, she may be related to a Levi Smith BUSH, born in Cortland Co., 27 Oct 1812. Any information on the EVERITT and DOTY families would be helpful as well.

    Jeff Courtright         This query entered 10/07/98


    My Eaton's in Cortland Co. was Charles Eaton and his wife, Esther Olin, daughter of James Olin. Their son, James Olin Eaton was born in 1831 in Cortland Co. He was married to Jane Hatfield, daughter of William Hatfield. I am trying to find the parents of Charles Eaton. Any information regarding to these families would be appreciated. I also would like to correspond with any other descendants.

    Arlona Mayhugh         This query entered 11/15/98


    My great grandmother, Mary Frances Eggleston Seacord, was from Cortland, NY. My grandfather, William Frances Seacord, and my father, Howard Eggleston Seacord, were born in Cortland, NY. I am looking for information regarding Mary's family, such as her mother's name, if Mary had any brothers or sisters, etc.

    Nancy Seacord-Frost         This query entered 01/23/99


    I am trying to locate records or information on Samuel Ellison, late 1700s to mid 1800s. Samuel Ellison's ancestors were reportedly from Long Island, and he had a brother that died in the Revolutionary War. He married Susan Seagar of Dryden, NY and became a Methodist minister in Cortland, NY.

    Samuel Ellison's children were Margaret E. Ellison (b:8/29/1823, d:1/19/1900, married William E. Cortright), John, Lucinda (married a Mr. Kimball), William, Curtis Boyce, Nelson (Curtis and Nelson were twins), George, Roseann (married a Mr. Brewster) and Samuel.

    Any help or guidance is most appreciated.

    I have found addresses on 4 Methodist Churches in the internet yellow pages:

    Free Methodist Church of Cortland (Jewett Ave) Homer Ave United Methodist Church (Homer Ave) First Methodist Church (Church St) Virgil Untited Methodist Church (Church St)

    I plan on contacting these churches to see if they have records or a historian. Any other suggestions?

    David R. Vine


    I have several ESMAY ancesters that lived in and around Cortland County New York. I am interested in getting together with anyone who is looking for ESMAY genealogy. ESMAY's lived in numerous counties in New York, some still live there and most of us have moved on to other parts of the country. I have an extensive ESMAY data base if your interested.

    Dave Graves         This query entered 01/23/99


    Need all info on John EUSON ca 1831-2 Dec 1906 m Julia. Their son Ansel DeVer EUSON 1863-1931 m Mary Elizabeth GROSS 1878-1917. They lived Cortland Co, NY.



    I am researching the Evans family from or in Cortland County. Feel free to email me.

    Mark Peebles         This query entered 10/19/98


    Found name of Betsy BUSH as eighth child of Jacobus H. BUSH and Hannah FORDAM. Betsy's younger brothers James and Jonathan were born in Cortland Co. in 1815 and 1819, respectively. Can anyone tell me if this Betsy BUSH is the one who married Jacob Doty EVERITT, son of Nathan EVERITT and Mary DOTY? Jacob and Betsy's first four children were born between 1826 and 1833 in Solon Twp. They then moved to Trumbull Co. & Allen Co., Ohio, where they had five more children. If this is not the same Betsy BUSH, she may be related to a Levi Smith BUSH, born in Cortland Co., 27 Oct 1812. Any information on the EVERITT and DOTY families would be helpful as well.

    Jeff Courtright         This query entered 10/07/98


    The farthest back we can go on the Fairbank family is my aunt's great-great-grandfather - Thomas P. Fairbank (b. ca 1821 in NY). He was living in Fabius, Onondaga Co., NY in 1850. He is said to have later lived in Otselic,Chenago Co.,NY. I have collected a lot of misc. Fairbank(s) from the Cortland and Chenango County areas and I might be able to help others. Any information on this Fairbank family would be greatly appreciated.

    Andrew Burdett

    Andrew's home page

            This query updated 05/02/00


    I am looking for any information on the family of James FERRIS, B. Esopus, Otsego County, removed to Cortland County by 1844. Was his wife Mary Ann SLAUGHTER? Son David was born in Cortlandville in 1844; were there other children, possibly Falsina (?) born around 1848, and Henry, born about 1852? I will share information on David FERRIS and his descendants. Thank you.

    Deborah Rittmeyer         This query entered 3/22/98


    am looking for information on Frank E. FERRIS b.July 21, 1854 d. March 3, 1915 in Cortland, NY at the home of William HICKEY on Pendenlton Street. He is buried in Cortland Rural Cemetery. His parents were George FERRIS and Emiline (Dickinson) FERRIS. Thank you.

    Deborah Ferris         This query entered 9/13/98


    I'm searching for a relative who lived in Cincinnatus, New York, Cortland County. I have the census for August 24th 1850, looking for more information on relative. His name is Girden Henry Fish, born Jan. 11th 1836, not sure where he was born, but can tell where he died at, he died in Traverse City Nov. 24, 1903, of Organic Brain Disease, at the age of 73 yrs. He was a pioneer of the region coming there about 1852. He was a veteran of the 10th Mich. Calvary, also looking for places where they sent the calvary in regards to the war. His wife, Mary Jane and he are buried in Oakwood Cemetary. His wife Mary Jane Fish eloped with him, from Horseheads, New York and was born, Dec. 10th, 1844, died Feb. 18th, 1873. Girden's fathers name was Clinton Fish, his mother's name I don't have. On the census record it lists the family unit:

    Clinton Fish, 38, Laborer
    Sally, 34
    Guerdon, 13, different spelling, maybe same person
    Arnold, 10
    Phoebe, 8
    Ephseius, 6, may have spelled wrong
    Mariette, 4
    Roseanne, 1, may have spelled wrong
    Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

    Tim Seaberg         This query updated 9/20/98


    Seeking information about Robert FLETCHER, said to have been a resident of "Florence, Homer Township, Cortland County NY" before 1839. I can't vouch for this information -- the only Florence I've been able to locate was in Oneida County, but the above is the information I have. The tiniest bit of information would be helpful. Thank you for your assistance.

    Carol Jo Thompson         This query entered 2/9/99


    Lorinda/Lurinda B. FOSTER, b. November 22, 1836, Virgil, Cortland Co., NY m. December 16, 1856, Truman ROSE. Lorinda d. October 18, 1893, Cattaraugus Co., NY. Family bible lists: Nathan FOSTER, b. January 09, 1804 and d. August 17, 1889 (I presume to be Lorinda's FATHER) and Polly M. ---, b. June 02, 1802 and d. June 04, 1854 (I presume to be Lorinda's MOTHER), but no locations. Can anyone shed light on this?

    Children of Nathan and Polly M. FOSTER from Family Bible: James O. Foster b: May 04, 1824, Clarissa Varnum Foster b: August 17, 1827, Leonard M. Foster b: February 22, 1829, Hiram C. Foster b: November 06, 1831 d: October 12, 1854, William E. Foster b: October 22, 1833 d: October 16, 1851, Lorinda/Lurinda B. Foster* , as above, Nathan A. Foster b: October 21, 1839, Eliza Foster b: June 06, 1841 d: October 04, 1863 (married name Aldrich), Sarah A. Foster b: September 03, 1843 d: July 08, 1861.

    Children of Lorinda FOSTER and Truman ROSE: Charles Allison Rose*, Sarah E. Rose, Nathan F. Rose, Edward G. Rose. Any help greatly appreciated.

    Susan Austin         This query entered 9/20/98


    I am looking for the ancestors of Stephen Dodson FOX ( b. abt. 1799 ), who lived in Cortland, Co. until about 1836. His wife was Mary DAVIS ( b. Sep 1, 1804 ). They had 6 children before leaving Cortland, to finally settle in what is now Lennox&Addington, Co, Ontario, Canada.

    There may have been a brother who was staying with them. His name is Thomas Dudley FOX ( b. abt. 1802 ). He had also settled in the same area in Ontario, Canada, and had shared many commonalities with Stephen Dodson during that time.

    Rob Fox


    Looking for any information on George and Abigail FOX of Taylor, NY. They had a daughter Maryett ( b.1836, d.1845 ).

    Rob Fox         This query entered 2/28/98


    Searching for the parents of Betsey FULLER, born circa 1840 who was living with her grandparents, Daniel Belden PADDOCK and 2nd wife, Content (______) BROWN on Cortland Co. NY Fed Census 1850, 1855. Content was the widow of (?) Brown as found on the 1830 Fed Census Cortland Co. NY.

    Terri Walker         This query entered 01/02/99


    Isabella FRASER/FRAISER, b. abt. 1763, d. 1837, Preble, Cortland Co., NY >m. May 10, 1780 in Skenesborough(now Whitehall), Washington Co., NY, Stephen TROWBRIDGE. Stephen chr. June 22, 1760, Wilton, Fairfield, CT and d. December 06, 1830, Berkshire Township, Franklin, VT. Stephen was a "Green Mountain Boy" with Ethan Allen and served in the Rev. War. Both Isabella and Stephen were Prisioners of War in Montreal in 1781 were their 1st son, Archibald Scott Trowbridge, was born.

    Nothing has been found on Isabella Frasier/Fraser. Searches have been done in Schenectady, Washington and Saratoga Counties in New York and they have no record. A search by Alex Fraser of the Glengarry Genealogical Society, Lancaster, Ontario, Canada produced the following >record from St. Andrew's Presbyterian (now United) Church Records in Williamstown, Ontario:

    "Donald Tunbridge, son of Stephen Tunbridge of Cornwall and of Isabel Fraser his wife, was baptised on the 29th June 1789." (Donald is probably Daniel, born abt 1787).

    "Elizabeth Tunbridge, daughter of Stephen Tunbridge of Cornwall and of Isabel Fraser his wife, was baptised on the 29th June 1789." (Elizabeth is probably Betsey, born 1789).

    Isabella states of her parentage in her pension application: "My mother was opposed to my marriage; my father dead. Trowbridge stole me away and married me with little form and in haste--my brother Captain Frasier, belonged to the British army, and my Uncle was General Frasier, killed at the battle of Saratoga."

    Any info gladly recieved.

    Susan Austin         This query entered 9/20/98


    I seek the maiden names of Lydia - wife of Thomas French & of Elleanor - wife of Calvin French - also descendant's of each. Is there any help out there? I descend from Lydia the daughter of Calvin & Elleanor. Follow this link for a writeup of Judy's French line.

    Judy Allen Cwiklinski         This query entered 6/28/98


    Looking for information on Abraham Lincoln FREY, b. 11 Oct 1865, Homer, NY.

    Anita Ingalls         This query entered 10/09/98 and updated last 31 Jul 2005


    Seeking the parents of Elizabeth GAMBLE b & d unk, par unk who married Nathaniel CALVERT ca 1804 presumably in Cortland Co, NY. Cortland Co N. Y. Deed bk B-17 dated 21 Sept 1807 between James GAMBLE & Nancy his wife of Homer, Onandaga, N. Y. & Nathaniel CAVART. This deed shows the only reference to a GAMBLE that I have found that shows any direct tie to Elizabeth and I suspect they could be her parents. In a later deed, James Gamel (sic)& Nancy Gamble (sic) his wife of Homer, Cortland Co., NY sell part of lot #92 5 Dec 1821 to Obadiah Bories, and he sells land to Samuel Gamble (B-578), all are parts of great lot #92 (including the part sold to Nathaniel Calvert in 1807). I have not seen anything further on the name GAMBLE in Cortland county. However, in "First setters of Hebron", Washington county, NY, there was: Alexander Gamble, an Irish soldier, was next on the creek, below Getty. He came there in 1772 or '73. He had 2 sons, Samuel and James, both gone from the town.(Extracted from: Sleeper News, Volume 3, Number 3, August 1995, copyright 1995.) I do not know the date of the deposition that this extract refers to, but, I do know that John CALVERT the immigrant father of Nathaniel CALVERT spent several years in Washington county, NY before coming to Cortland County in abt 1800. I would appreciate any help that anyone can give me on this research.

    Charlene Calvert Pinkowski
    2480 Cedar Road
    York, PA 17404


    I am looking for the surnames STOKER and GATES. My records indicate they were married in Homer Cortland Co. NY. Don't know if Homer is a town or what. Their names were Benjamin Prince STOKER and Janet GATES, married June 28, 1843.

    Any info on either of them greatly appreciated. Also looking for info on their son Edward Adelbert STOKER who served in the Union during the Civil War. Thanks so much again, Suzanne RUD

    Suzanne RUD         This query entered 9/05/98


    Is their anyone that have done research on the following people? If so I'd be interested in hearing from you.

    Derosel GEE b.1730/9 and his daugther Elizabeth d.1805 marr. Dec.5,1787 Petrus WOLFEN They lived in Virgil,Cortland, N.Y.

    Ardis Wolven         This query entered 2/9/98


    Searching for information on the family of Charles P. GERRARD and Sarah K. Welch. They were married about 1896 in Skaneateles; living in Cortland in 1909 and 1914 (death dates of her parents, Michael and Margaret Hickey Welch). I have info on Welch family. Looking for descendents - and new cousins! Many thanks.

    Karen Bradley Pettigrew         This query entered 10/05/98


    Searching for information on the family of Charles P. GERRARD and Sarah K. Welch. They were married about 1896 in Skaneateles; living in Cortland in 1909 and 1914 (death dates of her parents, Michael and Margaret Hickey Welch). I have info on Welch family. Looking for descendents - and new cousins! Many thanks.

    Joanne Hickle         This query entered 10/09/98


    Seeking info on GIBBS of MARATHON and TANNER of FREETOWN. L.D. Tanner born 1802-03 in NY, married Mary ??? bet. 1824-36 and had the following TANNER children who were living in Freetown in 1850: George b.abt.1835, Hannah b.abt.1838, Jane b.abt.1840, Lucinda b.abt.1842, Edwin b.abt.1846, Mary b.abt.1846, Emma F. b.July 1849, and Julia b.1850. Edgar W. GIBBS born April 1849 in NY, married Emma F. TANNER and had the following GIBBS children who were living in Marathon in 1880: Anna B. b.abt.1882, Howard B. b.24 Nov 1875, and Edna b.July 1888.

    James Gibbs


    John Gill a pioneer settler of Preble Cortland Co. NY. married Sara? Children of John & Sara Gill were: Polly born 1797, William born 1799, Charles D born 1800, Diana born 1804 ( married a Stone) Nancy , no date. Looking for dates of birth for John & Sara Gill, believe they are buried in Cortland Co. NY. Any information on this family would be helpful.

    Louise P Treat         This query entered 01/17/99


    Looking for descendants of Issac GILLETT d. 1823 in Cortland Co. NY married Alma COWLES in Colunbia Co NY. They had four children. The family lived in Homer, Cortland Co NY: Phoebe b. 1808 married Henry Bilson, moved to Mayfield, Ohio; Elizabeth (Betsey) b. 1812 married Tobias Van Buren and moved to WI; William, all that we know is that he died in a train wreck in Indiana; Melissa b. 1822 married George Washington Chittenden and they moved to WI. Thanks.

    Diane Van Buren         This query entered 4/1/98


    I'm researching the following line and would love to hear from others to share and compare data.
    1) Jonathan (Jotham) GLAZIER (1752, Lancaster, MA - 1824, Virgil, Cortland Co.,NY) married 1773, Worcester Co.,MA, Keziah STACY (1756, Sturbridge, Worcester Co.,MA - 1835, Virgil, Cortland, NY)
    2) Joseph GLAZIER (1786, New Braintree, MA - 1811, Cortland Co.,NY) married Margaret GLENNY (abt 1790 - of Virgil, Cortland Co.,NY)
    3)Joseph/Agustus? GLAZIER (1822, of Virgil - 1853?) married Leytta B. BRANCH (abt 1829, of Virgil, NY) Joseph may have marr. #1, Nancy A.
    4)Charles Edwin GLAZIER (1854, Scott, Cortland Co.,NY - ?) married 1874, Emily Jane CARD (1852, of Cortland Co.,NY - 1919, Fairbury, Jefferson Co. NE) Charles got prairieitis and returned to NY, leaving family in NE)
    5) Delia GLAZIER (1876, Moravia, Cayuga, NY - 1940, Corvallis, Benton Co.,OR) married 1893, Gosper Co.,NE, William Aldridge HAND, (1870, of Vienna Twp.,Marshall Co.,IA - 1938, Corvallis, Benton, OR).

    Sharon         This query entered 10/19/98


    Looking for parentage and family of Margaret GLENNY born abt. 1790 of Virgil, Cortland Co.,NY. She married abt. 1811, of Cortland Co., Joseph GLAZIER. Any information on GLENNY family would be appreciated.

    Sharon         This query entered 10/19/98


    Samuel MORRIS (c1816-1896) & wife Laura ___ (c1820-1890), Darius MORRIS (1842-1917) & wife Lorinda J. GREENFIELD (1846-1919), and Lewis F. MORRIS (1854-1914) & wife Maria W. ___ (1856-1927) are buried in Scott, Cortland Co NY. I have a Mary Ann MORRIS (c1811-1889) who married Hiram VAN BUREN (c1817-1883); Mary Ann's father was an earlier Darius MORRIS (1774-1858), and Hiram's father was Peter VAN BUREN (c1791-1842). I'd love to exchange info with anyone researching any MORRISes, GREENFIELDs and VAN BURENs in Cortland Co NY. Thank you.

    Lin Van Buren         This query entered 10/09/98


    I am looking for information on Mary Anna Greggins born abt 1853, Rome NY Died 30 Dec 1884, Cuyler, Cortland co NY. Marriage 2 Feb 1881, Cazenovia NY to Lewis J. Sergent Children John & Pauline. Iam looking for parents names or bothers or sisters. Also any information on Phillip Greggins. Name is also spelled Griggins, Greggians etc.

    Jean Amodeo         This query entered 04/13/99


    I am looking for information on Curtiss and\or Rueben Gridley who are listed in the 1820 census in Cortland Co. My g...grandfather, Elijah Gridley was born 5 Aug 1813 in Cortland Co, NY. He married Helen A. Lewis born 31 Jul 1816 and then Charity (?Lewis?). All eventually died in Ulysses, Potter Co., PA. Any help would be appreciated.

    Brian Lavelle         This query entered 01/23/99


    I am searching for info on the family of Laura GROVER b. 12-23-1856. She was born and buried on Fleming, N.Y. Laura spent much of her life in Cortland Co. until her death in 1946. She was the wife of Charles Schenck ALLEN. Charles owned and operated the "Little York Mills" until his son Carl Lewis Allen took over the mill. Laura then lived in Homer, N.Y. Any info would be of great help. Thank You.

    K. Springer         This query entered 9/11/98


    Searching for the ancestors and descendants of JOHN & ELIZABETH GLOVER of Cincinnatus, NY. John b.=1796 in Schoharie County, NY, d. 9 JUL 1865 in Cincinnatus, Marathon, NY. M. before 1832, ELIZABETH, b.=1804 in Schoharie County, d.=2 FEB 1865 in Cincinnatus, NY. Their Son, John H. Glover, b.=1832 in Cincinnatus, d.=19 APR 1883 in Cincinnatus, m.= 17 APR 1853 Hannah Johnson, daughter of Justice B. and Malinda A. Johnson of Marathon. Hannah b.=1832 in Broome County.

    George F.Walker


    We are looking for the ancestors of James E. Graves (b abt 1898 - d abt 1985). James married Mildred Alice Ryan bef 1919, but unknown whether in Cortland or not. Their only son Edwin M. Graves born (b1919 - d1989) was born and raised in Cortland. Edwin married M Joyce Lindley (b1922 - d abt 1972) who was also born and raised in Cortland.

    James R. Graves (at home)

    James R. Graves (at work)

    2128 Bear Creek Dr.
    Ontario NY 14519


    I am searching for info on the family of Laura A. GROVER b. 12-23-1856. She moved to Little York, Cortland Co. NY in 1890 with her husband Charles Schenck ALLEN. Laura A. GROVER died in 1946 in Homer, NY. Laura is buried in Fleming Hill Cemetery # 50 Fleming, NY with her husband.

    Kathy Allen Springer         This query entered 9/27/98


    Desperately seeking any descendants of David and Bette GUILFOOS who resided on Pomeroy St. in Cortland in 1900. David was b Feb 1860 in Cayuga County, the son of Christopher GUILFOOS and Helen Augusta WRIGHT. David had a daughter Flossie who married a WOOLRIDGE and resided on N Homer Ave in 1948. David also had a daughter Ellen who married a SNYDER and resided in Moravia in 1948. One other child of David was alive in 1900 accord. to census but was not shown with the family. David died sometime between 1936 and 1948 when two of his brothers wills were probated. Ellen and Flossie were 1st cousins of my grandfather, Fred A Guilfus (1882-1936). The Guilfus surname seems to have died out completely. I have the Guilfus line back to Ulster County, NY in the late 1700's and am anxious to share any Guilfus related info with descendants.

    Marlene C Carpenter         This query entered 9/13/99


    GUTCHESS, MARY born 2/20/1869 East Homer, Cortland County, N.Y. Looking for parents and siblings. Married Ardell or Ardel Phillips also of East Homer.

    S. Allen         This query entered 9/5/98


    I'm looking for any records concerning Lot Hackett, born 4/21/1793, told his family he was from Cortland County. Found a Lot Hackett in the 1840's census in Marathon. Wife was Nancy Short, b.6/29/1798. He was my 4xgreat grandfather. Children: Elmer Hackett, Philena Hackett, Julia, Emily, Lucinda and Russell. All born in Clymer Township, PA. ?? Assuming that part.

    Daniel J. Hoffmann         This query entered 10/05/98


    I'm looking for any records on my maternal grandmothers ancestor - Lott Hackett. According to records I've found, he was born 4/21/1793, married a Nancy Short (b. 6/29/1798) and lived in Cortland County. I'm trying to find out if he was born there, or his parentage. I've found a Lot Hackett on the Marathon 1840 census listing... but records I've found have him in Northern PA around then. Records do say they're unsure if his son Russell was born (6/20/1935) in Cortland Co., or in Northern PA.... (Russell is my great-great grandfather).

    Supposedly, Nancy Short was from Cortland County also - and the two of them owned a farm 'there'. Any help or direction to look in would be appreciated. I'm fairly new to this genealogy digging and am unsure where to turn!

    Alana Nichols         This query entered 10/07/98


    I'm looking for information on James H. Haight. He enlisted in the Civil War on 16 Jan 1864 in Marathon with the 157th. His family settled into the Freetown area in the 1830s, but the censuses of 1840, 1850 & 1860 show them moving about the Cortland Co. area. James' father, James H. Haight, Sr. was buried along with Ada Bouton, James Jr. mother in Cortland. I really need to get birth information that links James Jr. to James Sr. Although it can be inferred that they are related, the name James Haight was very popular. Any information would be appreciated.

    Michael Seamans


    HALE FAMILY - FABIUS, NY/Cortland CTY. Searching for information on the HALE family. A female member of this family is suppose to have' married Burnett J. Brink. This marriage produced three daughters. Maude Vincent, Grace and Lilian. First child Grace was born in 1880.

    Jim Leogue


    I am looking for Leonard HALL born Dec. 23, 1819. His father's name was Steven.

    Bev Nohr         This query entered 2/9/99


    Looking for any information on Olivia Hall married to William H. Green in Alfred, Allegany Co., NY on November 25, 1847. Olivia was born in Scott, Cortland Co., NY on 11-18-1829 and was daughter of Benajah and Catherine Buckley Hall. Olivia may be neice to my relative Jesse Hall of Montgomery County, VA whose father is allegedly Benajah Hall. Jesse was allegedly born in Dutchess County, New York and may have had a brother named Benajah.

    Jeannie         This query entered 2/25/99


    I am interested in finding out about the HAMMOND family of Marathon. Deacon John HAMMOND came to Marathon from Suffolk county, LI in April of 1813. I would like the name of his wife and her ancestry and would like to know if there are HAMMOND's in Marathon now. Is there are Hammond family grave site? Thanks in advance.

    Maxine Boyce Buckman         This query entered 01/23/99


    Searching for more information on the family of Nathan HAND (1781, Morris Co.,NY - 1845, Virgil, Cortland Co.,NY) married 1803 in Wantage, Sussex Co.,NJ, Margaret CRANDLEMIRE (1784, of Germany - 1863, Damascus, Wayne Co.,PA). Children: Peter; Robert married Susannah GOBLE; Henry; Sarah; Horace; Joseph; Andrew; Nathan; William; Mary Elizabeth.

    Nathan came to Cortland Co., NY about 1839. I'm trying to determine if my Peter/William HAND is Nathan's son. Peter/William HAND (abt 1803 - 1855, Marion Twp., Marshall Co.,IA) married in NY abt. 1830, Sarah THORNTON (1809, of NY - 1880, Western, Saline Co.,NE). Children of Peter and Sarah: Crandle; Deborah Ann; Hezakiah; Mary; Altana; James Riley; Elizabeth; William.

    I would appreciate hearing from anyone with any information on above names.

    Sharon         This query entered 10/19/98


    HARRIS,ARTHUR COLEMAN. b.2/15/1898 d.12/12/1975 m.12/22/1920 TO MARGARET BROWNLEE CROSS. Looking for any ancestors of Arthur. He was a farmer in the Rose Hill area of Onondaga County and retired to Mottville NY. His father and mother were Albert L. Harris and Rose Ellen Coleman. Both,we believe came from England but, we have no idea or where. Rose arrived here in the USA on 5/29/1895. Any help is appreciated.



    Looking for Sally HEAD b. abt 1817, m. John BINGHAM abt 1835 in NY. They were living in Cortland Co, NY in 1840. A woman named Mary Ann HEAD is nearby. Any information on Sally's ancestors or John and Sally's children would be much appreciated.

    Amelia Morrow

    Amelia's genealogy page         This query entered 9/27/98


    I'm searching for Rachiel Minerva Heath b. July 9, 1819 in Syracuse, Courtland County, New York. She married William Miller (date unknown) but first child Joel Miller was born September 29,1837 in Truxton, Courtland County, New York. Looking for Rachiel's parents and siblings. I look forward to your reply.

    Penni Fox


    Hoping to make contact with others researching this line:
    1) William HICKS (abt 1780, of MA - 1855, Cortlandville, Cortland Co.,NY) married Polly (maybe RUSSELL) (1779 - 1845, of McGraw, Cortland Co., NY)
    2) Phidelia Sophronia HICKS (1816, of Cortland Co.,NY - 1883, Ida, Republic Co.,KS) married 1844, NY, William CARD.

    Sharon         This query entered 10/19/98


    Looking for information about, or descendants of, Obadiah (Dyer) and Rebecca Higgins who lived In Homer NY in 1807. Appreciate any help!         This query entered 9/12/98


    Lucina HOLMES was the daughter of Jacob (b. in Mass about 1780) and Elizabeth (----) HOLMES. She m. John J. PEEK in Truxton, Cortland Co., NY. Need parents of Jacob and Elizabeth, and whether Lucina had siblings.

    Loma Wilkins         This query entered 10/25/98


    I am looking for proof of children of HOPKINS, Oliver who died 07 Apr. 1839, and is buried at Highlands Cemetery, Lapeer, Cortland Co., NY. I am also looking for the m. of his son Gardiner HOPKINS & Freelove PARKER. They were at Virgil from 1820 until about 1837.

    Marilyn Morgan         This query entered 6/27/98


    I seek info on Stephen Hopkins, born circa 1785, son of Oliver Hopkins and Susannah Bennett. Stephen's siblings include: Bennett; William; Jonah; Susan; and Josiah.

    Peggy Kimbell         This query entered 2/9/99


    Looking for information on the HOPKINS families of Cincinnatus, Cortland Co., New York. Dennis HOPKINS, b. R.I. 1779, m. ca. 1820, Sarah [Sally] Elizabeth LIVINGSTON, b. 1803, prob. in Edmeston, Otsego Co., NY. Dennis Hopkins, d. 1854, Sally, d. 1874, both are buried in the Upper Cincinnatus Cemetery. Two know children of Dennis and Sally are: Dennis J., b. 1831 in Otsego Co., and Samuel L., b. 1833 in Cortland Co. Dennis J., m. 1851, poss. in Steuben Co., Elizabeth WHITEHEAD, b. 1834 in Steuben Co. Dennis J., d. 1903, Elizabeth, 1899, both buried in the Upper Cincinnatus Cemetery. Samuel L., m. 1860, Martha J. HOPKINS, b. 1845, in Erie Co., PA. Martha J. was the dau. of Massanae and Julia Ann [BARTON] HOPKINS, who removed to Barry Co., MI, ca. 1845. Per Martha [Hopkins] Hopkins obituary in 1912, she had surviving siblings still residing in Barry Co., MI. Per her fathers will of 1867, Martha was the only sibling to remove to Cortland Co. Was there a Hopkins family connection beween these two Hopkins families, before the marriage of Samuel L. Hopkins and Martha J. Hopkins. I also found buried in Barry Co. MI, Dillazon HOPKINS, b. 1836, d. 1896, Barry Co., MI, s/o Jonathan and Polly HOPKINS, of Cincinnatus, Cortland Co., NY. Dillazon m. Sarah WILCOX. They removed to Barry Co. shortly after the 1875 Taylor, Cortland Co. Census.

    Dennis J. Hopkins was named as executor in the will of Jerimoth HOPKINS, b. 1829, d. 1896, in Cortland Co., NY, also a son of Jonathan and Polly Hopkins. Jerimoth and wife Harriet [Mudge] Hopkins, are also buried in Upper Cincinnatus in the same row as the HOPKINS/LIVINGSTON families. There is another brother, Charles, b. 1839, d. 1864, also a son of Jonathan, buried next to Jerimoth Is there a HOPKINS family connection between Dennis HOPKINS, b. 1779, R.I. and Jonathan HOPKINS, b. 1782, both residing in Cortland Co., New York..

    Anne Townsend         This query entered 9/27/98


    Seeking parents of Ario HOTCHKISS born 1827. I believe that his parents were Ezekiel and Polly HOTCHKISS. Ezekiel appears in the 1830 census under the town of Cortlandville. I would be interested in learning the maiden name of Ezekiel's wife, the names of their children and parents.

    dianne_gaddis         This query entered 3/14/98


    I am trying to find out if anyone knows where my ggggrandfather JOHN HOUGHTALING moved to after 1850. He appears on the 1850 census in Lapeer with his family then the 1860 he is not there. Two of the daughters stayed on with other families, but my ggggrandmother Sarah (his daughter) went with John and wife, Amelia.

    Mary Kreps         This query entered 9/6/98


    Seeking information on William HOUGHTON, b Sep 27, 1757 in Hopewell, NJ, d Jun 29, 1839 near Homer in Cortland Co., NY. Married Oct 20, 1793 to Margaret Sexton. Served in Rev. War under his father, Capt Joab HOUGHTON. About 1808, William and family moved to “Houghton Hill” a farm near Homer. Wm & Margaret had the following children: Sarah, Nancy, Catherine, William(dy)., John, Aaron, Joab, Elizabeth and William. .

    Howard Houghton Jr         This query verified 2/3/98


    JOSHUA HOWE, born in Swansey, NH in 1785, married Rosanna xxxx and eventually moved to Cortland County NY where he died, probably at Truxton. I am seeking information primarily on his wife Rosanna, but am interested also on any data on Joshua and their families.

    Albert Brown         This query entered 10/05/98


    I am searching for info on my ancestor, William G. Hughes, who lived in Cortland Co. circa 1860-1870. He married Laura Hamilton about 1860. On the 1850 Fed Census, and the 1855 State Census, Laura is shown living in the household of Daniel and Content (Brown) Paddock. I have done quite a bit on these families, but there is still so much I don't know. Seems like everytime I find the answer to one question, it raises several others. I live in Oklahoma, our resources for NY are very limited, except for the FHC. Thanks for your help.

    Terri Hughes Walker         This query entered 10/25/98


    Need information on the family of Asa Hunt of Marathon (b. 1802 CT). In 1860, a Lewis Swift age 38 b. NY is living with him. In 1865, a Sarah Simonds is there, listed as a servant. The fact that ties them all together is that a George Swift, listed 1 page away on the 1860 census deposed in pension file of Lydia (Simonds) Hall, my gr grandmother. In 1850, Asa is in Lapeer. For 1830 and 40, he seems to be in Virgil on the census. Since Lapeer was built out of Virgil, that makes sense.

    Asa had 5 children: William E, Lucretia, Louisa, Burnam and Francis. Lucretia m. the Lewis Swift mentioned above, while Louisa married George Swift, also mentioned above. Francis married a Peck.

    Any information on this line of the Hunt family would be appreciated. I don't believe he connects to the Japeth Hunt line in the area as they were already in NY a decade before Asa was born in CT. According to the 1855 census, Asa removed to Cortland circa 1827.

    Vicki Hall Titus         This query updated 10/19/98


    I am researching the family of SENECA HUNTER, born abt. 1817, in the Cortland County area. He married LORENA M. ? in 1840 in Cortland County. They had 2 sons, EDWARD (b. abt 1841) and ANDREW (b. abt 1843) in Cortland County. In 1846, the family moved to Bureau County, Illinois. There may also be a DANIEL O. HUNTER in this family line from Cortland area. According to the 1850 Census of Bureau County, IL, LORENA M. ? was from Vermont. Any assistance in this search will be appreciated.

    Charles McKelvey         This query entered 6/11/98


    Need information on the family of Thompson HURD (b. 1786 CT) and his son Charles HURD (b. 1819, Cortland Co., NY). Charles's daughter, Eunice Delitha HURD, was born in Cortland Co. on 26 Sept. 1849. Charles also had the following children: Joseph Warren (b. 1847), Emmiline Martha (b. 1851), Mary D. (b. 1853), Samuel H. (b. 1854), Eleckta (b. 1856), and Clarissa (b. 1859). The family is on the census for Cortland Co. in 1850 and 1860, but I don't know what happened to them after that.

    Katherine Pippin Pauley


    INGRAHM, Philo H., Civil War Vet, Co. D, 144th NYSV, born in Delaware County, New York in 1831, died 3 Nov. 1884 in Lapeer, Cortland County, New York. Married 13 Sept. 1854 to Fannie Russell, daughter of William & Esther (Taylor) Russell of Delaware County, New York. Would like to find ancestors of Philo.

    David C. Crankshaw         This query entered 6/27/98


    Researching JENKS - Anthony, Otis, Ananias, Nathan and Fanny who all resided in Homer in early 1800's.

    Linda         This query entered 1/17/99


    Searching for information on ancestors and descendants of Justice B. and Malinda A. Johnson. Justice b.=28 FEB 1802 in Schoharie County, NY and d.= 11 JAN 1883 in Marathon, NY. Malinda b. 26 JUL 1805 in Schoharied County, NY and d. = 27 JUN 1851 in Marathon, New York. Their son Alfred Johnson, b= 1839 in Marathon, d. 19 MAY 1921 in Marathon, m. before 1866 Harriette Estelle Yarington, b.= 5 AUG 1839 in Lisle, NY, d. = 31 JUL 1917 in Marathon, NY. Harriette was the daugther of Lewis R. Yarington and Lura Bosworth of Killawog, NY. Descendant information on-line, just follow this link.

    George F.Walker


    Looking for information on possible parents of Sarah Johnson. She was born 1807 in Broome Co. NY. In 1827, she married Asa Hunt in Cortland Co. On the 1830 census, Asa is living in Virgil, along with a lot of Johnson families. However, if you backtrack to 1820, there is only 1 Johnson family that has a girl in it ages 10-16 (Sarah). It is Abner Johnson and with him are several young men, which would explain the abundance of Johnsons on the 1830 census.

    I suspect that Abner is a possible son of John Johnson of Broome Co. NY. He did have a documented son Abner b. 1769.

    Vicki Hall Titus


    JOINER/JOYNER, Horace b. ca 1808 ? d. Cortland Co., NY 20 March 1847 married Catherine LEWIS b. ca 1803 ? d. 5 Feb 1877 Cortland Co., Ny burial Virgil, Cortland Co., NY. Hit a brick wall at researching this family at this point. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you, you may also contact by snail mail: Bruce Area Historical Society, PO Box 155, Bruce, WI 54819.

    Pat Dietrich


    I am trying to find Bernace Mae Jones who was born in Cortland,NY in 1921 or any other relatives that she may have. Jones is her maiden name, she has three brothers(names unknown), and from what I have been told her occupation was a housemaid for a private home. I have no other information unfortunately and I am hoping that you can shed some light on this for me.

    Debra Freeman         This query entered 4/2/98


    I would like to receive any information related to Mr. Paul F. Kallies who I believe to have been an artist in the Cortland County area around 1901 to 1906. I believe Mr. Kallies specialized in oil paint and more particularly doing murals on walls and ceilings. I have attempted to locate information on him, but to no avail.

    Stanley Kempner         This query entered 9/11/98


    I am looking for information on the surname KELLEYHOUSE. My great grandmother's maiden name was KELLEYHOUSE. She married Benjamin VINING and lived in Cinncinatus, NY. Thank you.

    Deborah Ferris         This query entered 9/13/98


    Any info on EPHRAIM KETCHUM (ca 1765-1803), who lived in Virgil, Cortland Co., NY after having served in the Rev. War. He married JEMINA CALKINS (1766-1857). They had 6 children: MATHEW, POLLY, ITHAMER, OBEDIUS, SENECA & SARAH. See my web site on AOL.

    Robert P. Addleman         This query entered 9/11/98


    Seeking information on the family of William KINGSBURY and his wife, Hilpah, from the Homer area. Any information would be appreciated. Looking in particular for information on where they are buried and information on any children that may be buried with them. Thank you.

    Dawn Covert         This query entered 3/22/98


    James Decker, wife Mary, and their 6 children moved to Cortlandville from NJ by 1850, dau Eleanor/Elmora married Edwin Kinney, Arthur Kinney and Mary Kinney were born, both parents died and children came to live with Lucius Babcock, then George Phineas Coffin became guardian of Mary, later marrying her and moving to CA, where he died. Seek marriage for Mary Kinney and George Phineas Coffin, and vital records information for any Deckers, or Kinneys in this family.

    Jim French


    I am searching for information on the family of POLLY KINNEY, b 21 Jun 1787, m SAMUEL STONE, d 1857, Bloomfield, Oakland Co., MI. This family lived in Homer, Cortland Co., NY in the early 1800's. I would appreciate a lookup in the "Cortland County Historical Society Bulletin (Vol 10, No. 3 (March 1956) - Article title - Kinney Family, Cortland Co., NY. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks.

    Carolyn         This query entered 01/24/99


    I'm researching my g-grandfather, Ezekiah Klock, b. in St Johnsville in 1823. He migrated to Cortland County and married Elizabeth Davidson Dec 27, 1847 in Lyme, NY. The 1860 U.S. Census shows him living with his wife and 4 children on a farm in Preble, Cortland County,NY. I would like to find out when he moved there, and the dates of his marriage, and death. Also I would like to obtain a copy of his deed or will.

    Benny Klock


    Searching for Information on ancestors and descendants of Alvin Knickerbocker, b. abt 1816 in Tioga County,NY, d. 20 JAN 1878 in Marathon, New York, m. 28 JAN 1841 at Whitney Point,NY, Phebe Pratt, b 1824 in Lisle, NY, d. 26 SEP 1911 in Lisle, NY. Daughter of Barnabus Pratt and Almira Barden. Have a great deal of descendant information to share.

    George F.Walker


    Knapp's were early residents of area, coming from Goshen,N.Y. after Revolutionary War. References in Bloggetts History.

    James Knapp


    I am looking for the Parents or siblings of my gggrandparents. Robert KNICKERBOCKER married Rachel HOWARD on 22 Aug. 1830 according to the Observer and Recorder in Morrisville, Madison Co., NY. Rachel HOWARD was born abt 1810, in Cortland co. Robert KNICKERBOCKER was born abt 1800 in Vermont, and then he removed to Nelson, Madison Co. According to the newspaper article, Robert was living in Nelson, Madison co. and Rachel was living in Eaton, Madison co. at the time of their marriage. I believe that Robert and Rachel died around, between 1855 and 1860, I have been unable to locate them on any other census records. I also suspect that their minor children were sent to live with relatives in either Madison, and or Cortland counties. If anyone has any information that might help me find their parents, siblings or their children, I would greatly appreciate it. Robert and Rachel's children are :

  • Emma born abt 1841
  • Laura born abt. 1851
  • Edwin born abt 1852 These are the last three born and may have been sent to live with their relatives in these counties. Any KNICKERBOCKER or HOWARD clues will help, no matter how small.

    Kathleen Teague         This query entered 3/22/98
    313 Boston St.
    Oneida, NY 13421


    Looking for info on families of William Lane and sons Jesse, Benjamin, and John, possib. connection to Amos & Joseph Lane. All in Bath, Steuben Co., 1850. Jesse born 1810 Rensselaer Co. Brothers found variously in Cortland, Cayuga, Tompkins counties also. Any help appreciated.

    Dottie Piechocki


    LANE is the surname I am after. I know of Michael and Agnes in Cortland in early 1900s. Thanks for the support.

    Pete Devereaux         This query entered 4/13/99


    I am searching for Horatio Langs (Langes) who owned land in or around East Freetown, Marathon or possibly a place called Texas Valley around the early 1900s. Could not find Texas Valley on the map. Any info or suggestions for further search would be apprecciated.

    Yvonne Burns         This query entered 01/23/99


    ADELIA LASURE was born ca 1849 to Gelbert and Amanda LaSure in Cortland Co. In 1850 the LaSure's were in Tompkins Co. I need any info on these LaSure(LaSuers). Where they came from, etc. Thanks for any help.

    Donald LaSuer         This query entered 6/27/98


    I am looking for any information regarding George Martin Lathrop and his wife, Florence Norton who lived in Homer, N.Y., (Cortland Co) circa 1840's-1860's? They had a son, John Kasson Lathrop who was born 7/29/1869. Evidently there were farmers and died from influenza or tuberculosis and young John was taken in by the Norton family to be reared.

    Margie (Lathrop) Clack         This query entered 01/23/99


    Am looking for the parents of Lovina, the 2nd wife of Capt. Alexander LEACH of Courtland County. She was born in CT and married at least by 1802 when she and Alexander both signed a deed of land sold 21 Aug. 1802 in Cincinnatus, Onondaga, NY. She was the mother of 9 children: Lovina, William H. Benjamin, Hannah, Anna, Jonathan, Sally, Mason and Shepard. When did she die and where is she buried?

    Estel Beaty


    I am researching the LEACH's from Cortland County. It's possible there is a link from my gr-grandfather Samuel LEACH b. 1861 d. 1942 bur. Fabius,Onondaga,NY to the LEACH's in Cortland Co.

    Brad G. Leech         This query entered 10/07/98


    My 3g parents lived in Cortlandville in the 1840s (and earlier?). George Washington Lee m. Cordelia Bishop in early 1840s. I believe he was born in Spring Hill, VA. She was b. 2/28/1822 in Vienna, NY (Oneida Co.). Children: Helen (b. 1844), George Washington Lee, Jr. (b. 1847)--both in Cortlandville. Third child b. 1854 in Shullsburg, WI. Geo. W. Lee, Jr. returns to live in Wellsville, NY. Still living there in 1921. Hoping to locate descendents.

    Bill Breihan


    I am seeking information about May LEWIS. She was born in NY between 1800 and 1806, she married Theodore COTTON in NY Cortland Co. between 1823 and 1825. I have some information that indicates she died on January 20, 1847 in or around the Manlius NY area of Onondaga Co. Her Possible Father may have been Ezeikiel LEWIS of Cortland Co. New York Truxton Twp. Her brouther may have been Milo LEWIS also of Truxton. Milo and Ezekiel LEWIS both are listed on the 1825 NY Census in Cortland Co. Truxton Twp. They may have migrated from Madison Co.

    Tom Cotton


    Jonathan LOCKWOOD married Miss Margarine VINCENT in Truxton 27 August 1815. Who were these people and whatever became of them after their marriage?.

    Douglas V. Smith         This query entered 9/11/98


    I am researching the name LYNDE. Ira Lynde moved to Marathon, Cortland County about 1855 from Lisle, Broome County. He lived in Marathon with his family until his death after 1880. Other family members are: Lovisa (Lovicy), wife, surname unknown; children Eliza, Viola, Myron, Watson, Dewitt, Ira Jr., & Frederick born between 1832-1852. Eliza and Viola are children of Joanna or Susanna Hunt daughters of John Hunt. Any info will be appreciated.

    Juanita Hurley         This query entered 01/02/99


    Posted for Howard A. Short; 16124 NE 15th; Bellevue, WA 98008; (425) 641- 9402. Seeking information about ancestors and siblings of Simeon SHORT (ca 1776-1859) and his wife Nancy MADISON. They resided Cortland, NY, 1809; Bergen, Genessee Co., NY, 1812; Livonia, Livingston Co., NY, 1821; Hume, Allegheny Co., NY 1826-1859. Buried Pine Grove Cemetery, Fillmore, Allegheny Co., NY. Children marred AYER, HOPKINS, KNIGHT, LEET, McKEEN, and THRALL. Possibly related to Abel, Philip and Theophilus SHORT in 1800 census of Ontario Co., NY. [Carol can relay e-mail messages to Howard, who is 96 years old and does not have a computer.]

    Carol Gaiser


    I'm looking for any information on David MANCHESTER born Dec. 5, 1821 in Solon, Cortland Co, NY died Oct. 21, 1823 (not sure in what state.) Sally Lavenia MANCHESTER birth 10/20/1829 Solon, William Edgar MANCHESTER, 6/24/1834, William Allen MANCHESTER, birth, 6/17/1836, Amanda MANCHESTER, 6/10/1839, Whitcomb MANCHESTER, born 6/19/1827, Jane MANCHESTER, born 2/26/1823. We are at a stand still with these names. We're not sure how each is related we assume they are brothers and sisters if so their parents are a mystery. Thank you so much for your help.

    Lynn Tomkiewicz


    Looking for information about Oliver H. and Jane A. (Kellogg Smith)MANN. They are burried in the Quaker Burying Ground, Morris, NY. I am trying to connect Mornington Oscar MANN to them as a son and Worden Kellogg MANN as a grandson. Also, I'm seeking information about their parentage. They lived also in Cortland and Delaware Counties. Their children were: Betsy, Martha, Emeline, Nancy, Josephine, Caroline, Frances, Phero, and 3-4 other sons.

    Mary LeBlanc


    Is there an index to the Courtland Co. census for 1900? I am trying to establish whether or not Henry and/or Harvey MASTERS were living there in 1900...or anywhere in Cortland Co. If anyone has access to this info I would be eternally grateful.

    Butch Butler         This query entered 6/27/98


    Would like information on Harry and Sally (Smith) MCGRAW of Cortlandville. They were the parents of Lucetta McGraw (1821-1907). Lucetta married Rev. Ezra Benedict FANCHER.

    Laurie McKenna


    I'm looking for any info about Henry F. MERRITT born in Cortland Co, NY about 1820. Thank you.

    D. Bortner         This query entered 10/09/98


    MILLER, William b. 1810-1820 In Cattaraugus County, NY. He married Rachiel Minerva Heath b. July 9, 1819 from Syracuse. Son Joel S. Miller was born Sept. 29, 1837 in Truxton, Cortland County, NY. Then they show up in Mina. Two children were born there - Amy Miller May 10, 1842 and Helen A. Miller b. July 12, 1844. Then in Sherman, NY where Jerome Miller is born August 12, 1846. I do not know when William Miller was born or who his parents are I do not know who Rachiel Minerva Heath's parents are or siblings. Appreciate any information you may find.

    Penni Fox


    Interested to know if anyone is researching the family of Nathan I. Miller, Governor of New York State, born in Solon, Cortland County.

    Christopher L. Allen         This query entered 4/2/98


    MINER, Julia A.: I've been searching--unsuccessfully so far--for the parents of this relative. Julia A. Miner was either b. or ch. on 12 Jun 1824. She married Marcius Blodgett Williams 10 Aug 1846 (his third wife, the other two being, Almira BARNES and Sarah SWAN). They moved to Pierce Co. WI, where Julia A. died 28 Sep 1884.

    Marcius and Julia appear on the 1860 census, Homer, Cortland, Co. along with two boys, Burling Swan Williams and Charles Swan Williams, as well as two of their young sons, Frank Thomas, b. 5 May 1847, and George Glenn, b. 27 Mar 1856. My greatgrandfather, Alonzo Judd was born 5 Sep 1861,after the move to WI. I can't believe that this lady has been so difficult to find!! Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

    Judy Ross         This query entered 9/13/99


    MITCHAEL (MITCHELL) James b. 03/18/1827 in Cortland, County. I do not know the city where he was born. Would like any information about him, his parents or siblings. Understand he went west in apprx. 1854 to McDonough, County, IL then on to KS, then AR. He was probably a farmer as that is what he was doing in AR and most likely in KS. Again, would appreciate anything about him, my gggrandfather.

    Ron Casteel         This query entered 6/12/98


    I am looking for James S. Moore, who married a Christina Wise in New York State, possibly Cortland County. He moved to Michigan Genesee County, and then moved on to Mecosta County in Michigan where he died and was laid to rest. He had at least 2 sons that I know of Albert and Levi, my Great Grandfather. According to the 1870 census he came from New York, Cortland County.

    Chuck Moore         This query entered 6/12/98


    Looking for information on Elijah and Sally Moffatt, Sr. who had a 70 acre orchard in Lapeer, NY. Elijah was born in 1784 and died in 1866. His son, Elijah, Jr. and wife, Charlotte Hackett Moffatt lived on the farm with them. I just received Seniors will and it listed three children, eldest Alfred and two daughters, Philinda Spaulding and Lucinda Forsher (Forshee?). Does anyone have info on any of these. Also need to know if Jr went by Alfred? Thanks.

    Mary Kreps         This query updated 6/27/98


    Samuel MORRIS (c1816-1896) & wife Laura ___ (c1820-1890), Darius MORRIS (1842-1917) & wife Lorinda J. GREENFIELD (1846-1919), and Lewis F. MORRIS (1854-1914) & wife Maria W. ___ (1856-1927) are buried in Scott, Cortland Co NY. I have a Mary Ann MORRIS (c1811-1889) who married Hiram VAN BUREN (c1817-1883); Mary Ann's father was an earlier Darius MORRIS (1774-1858), and Hiram's father was Peter VAN BUREN (c1791-1842). I'd love to exchange info with anyone researching any MORRISes, GREENFIELDs and VAN BURENs in Cortland Co NY. Thank you.

    Lin Van Buren         This query entered 10/09/98


    I am looking for information on early settler David Morse/Moss. His land was granted to him for service in Rev War.

    D. D. Barran         This query entered 01/23/98


    I have been trying for many years to obtain information as to what happened to my Grandfather ANTHONY (TONY) MULLALLY. Tony MULLALLY was a patient for many years at Binghamton State Hospital,Binghamton, Broome Co., NY. According to records at hospital my Grandfather walked away from the grounds of the hospital in August of 1935, never to return. My family had a news clipping (un-dated) sent to them probably from a Cortland,NY paper. The clipping tells of the finding of remains with hospital clothing and the name Tony sewn in, the remains were thought to be those of my grandfather Anthony (Tony) MULLALLY. The remains were found just outside the city of Cortland in a wooded area. I would appreciate any information concerning the above. I have already pursued almost all possible ways and then some.

    I started all of this in 1979 for my Father who wished to know where his Fathers final resting place was, my Father passed away in 1996, I still have not found it. Anyone who may have information concerning the MULLALLY Families, who around 1908 resided in East Homer and then in Cortland, NY.

    Judith MULLALLY BOATMAN         This query entered 9/20/98


    Seeking information about Ted MUNSON and family from Cortland County. Ted's father's name was Ned MUNSON (mother's name unknown) - he married my great aunt Mabel GARDNER and had two children: Lyman and Marcilene (Marcie). Mabel later remarried to man named Melvin MOSHER, then to Robert (Bob) FINTON (from Cayuga County).

    Would very much like to obtain information about above individuals from anyone with knowledge of or information about the MUNSON family from Cortland &/or Tompkins Counties.

    Kem Hart, Portsmouth VA         This query entered 9/13/99


    I am searching for information on Edward Murphy of Homer, NY, father of Geraldine Elizabeth Murphy, born Feb. 1898 or 1899.

    S. Doré


    Luther Neff, 1775-1851, mar. Olive Moon, lived in Chenango County. 9 children: Luther Jr. 1802-1894 of Truxton; Suphronia 1803-1869 m. Gideon Thorington of Taylor; Asahel 1807-1906 m. Elizabeth Cornwell of Harford; Benjamin 1812-1904 m. Nancy Crandall lived in Cuyler; George 1816- ?; Lucenah m. Henry Bacon; Mary m. Elmer Seymour; William 1813-1892 m. Ann Burns; and possibly Oliver 1817-. Our line is Thorningtons. Interested in corresponding with descendants.

    David C Crankshaw         This query entered 4/13/99


    NELSON, Seth lived in Homer and Cortlandville from the late 1820's untiI his death in 1857. I am looking for information on Seth and his wife Sophia Aspinwall Nelson and their children.

    Sue Ozawa


    I am looking for Elijah Newton - lived in Truxton, Cortland, NY in the 1820 census. His first son, James R. was born (1815) in Truxton, the next two sons (Alonzo and Reuben) were born in Westward, NY according to LDS records. I have been unable to locate Westward (West Wood?) (perhaps Erie Co.?) on any maps. By the 1830 census they had moved to Medina Co. Ohio.

    Judson Maynard         This query entered 4/1/98
    2030 Golf Court
    Denton, TX 76205-7446


    Desperately needing information on a RILEY NILES of Cortland County, NY. In 1850 he was listed in Cortland living with ZERAH TANNER and family. RILEY NILES was 22 at this time. In 1860 he was married to a MARTHA (believed to be MARTHA TANNER, b. 1830) and living in Virgil, Cortland Co. RILEY was born about 1828 but his family is unknown to me. Can anyone provide information from a death certificate or connect him with ANSEL NILES, b. 1794 New York, but living in Livingston Co. Michigan. ANSEL NILES was listed as part owner of land in Michigan with RILEY until 1843. The odd thing about this is in the 1850 Livingston county, Mich. census, there is a 5 year old RILEY NILES, b. 1845 Mich, living with ANSEL. I suspect ANSEL is the grandfather, not the father. Can anyone help me with this puzzle?

    Colleen Stokes


    There were a number of Nye's around Cortland County for many years. At the moment we are trying to establish if in fact my grandmother Oley May Beebe was born 11/11/1872 in Homer, NY . She m. Jay German Nye who farmed in McLean until about 1930 when they bought the Riverside Cabins between Cortland and Homer. The surname should definitely be a Cortland County Surname. I believe Oley's grandfather Henry Rumsey was a publisher and inventor in the Homer area in his day. I have a great deal of data on the Nye family for anyone researching the geneology.

    Richard Roberts         This query entered 9/5/98


    I am searching for records in Marathon or Virgil, Cortland County, of Zachariah Squires, born1807, who married Harriet Ogden.

    Ed Hamilton         This query entered 10/09/98


    David Ogden b. 1799 Otego, NY. m. Huldah Rowe abt. 1825. moved to Cortland Co. from Delaware Co or Otsego Co. Family buried in Homer cemetery. Need parents of David, please.

    Elizabeth A.(Ogden) Cromer         This query entered 10/19/98


    OLIVER, Orlando 1841-1907 and wife WILLIS, Ellen 1846-1931

    OLIVER, Willard B. 1884-1924 and his twin Karl, wife JENNINGS, Erma 1877-1912 2nd wife BACON, Ida

    Donna Wade Harper         This query entered 9/12/98


    Looking for information on a fellow named Owen, born about 1830 in Homer, who later gained statewide fame as a physician. All I have is his surname.

    I recently came across a photo in the US Military History Archives of one Corp. Wilson G. Owen, Co. D., 157th Regt, which was comprised of men from Cortland County. I'd be thrilled if that's "my" Owen, who was a good friend of an ancestor, according to sketchy reports. This ancestor had a brother in Co. D, perhaps making the possibility a little more intriguing.

    Joe Knapp         This query entered 3/21/1998


    Seeking info on family of Peter Nelson PALMATIER, born 1832, died 1907 in Virgil. Enumerated in 1900 census in Virgil as Nelson PALMATIER. Wife Maria was 63 and they had 1 child living with them, Arthur, age 40.

    Dan         This query entered 2/25/99

    PALMER   /   SHAFF

    I'm looking for information concerning a great-great grandfather, Alfred B. PALMER and his father, Lemuel PALMER. I have some information and would be willing to share what I have with other interested persons. I know that Alfred was born on September 27, 1830 in Cortland, N.Y. He was married to a Mary SHAFF on September 15, 1853. Alfred and Mary had a daughter, Martha A. Palmer (my great grandmother) somewhere in Iowa, in 1862, before they moved to Oregon.

    Jim Mentzer
    Newfield, N.J.         This query entered 2/21/1998


    I am looking for the family/ancestors of Henry Earl PARK/PARKS (b. Nov 1869 NY m. May 1892 NY d. Nov 1907 Cortland, NY) and his wife Adalaide WAGNER (b. Apr 1878 Scott, Cortland, NY d. Jun 1919 Amber, Onondaga, NY). I am also looking for information on Henry's father John F. Park (b. 1819/1821 m. Jun 1864 d. Mar 1870) and his second wife Jereshua WHEELOCK (b. 1829 d. Aug 1896). His first wife was Lucy CHANDLER. RE WAGNER: I believe the Wagners originally came from Leyden, MA. The earliest one I have is Cornelius WAGNER (b. Feb 1780 Leyden, MA m. Mar 1804d. abt 1857 Scott, NY) and his wife Temperence BROWN (b. Jul 1786 N. Groton, CT d. Dec 1867 Scott, NY). Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    Leslie Lienert


    I am seeking information on Jesse W. (1874-1936) and Ada M.(Parker) Parker. I know they were buried in the Parker Street Cemetery in Lapeer, NY. What I would like to find is the complete date of their death. Where can I send for obituaries, they lived in the Marathon, NY area. Where and who do I write to for a death certificate? Any help would be great! Thanks!

    Nick Hilton         This query entered 6/13/98


    PARKER, Emily, b. 30 Sept. 1816 believe in Virgil, Cortland Co. dau. of Wilson and Rhoda Thorpe Parker. m. 18 March 1838 in Ithaca to John Hollenbeck of Hebron, Potter Co. Newspaper Article states that he walked from Potter Co. Pa. to his old home in Virgil, Cortland Co., N.Y. 150 miles in three days to wed Emily Parker of that place. She lived in Virgil, Cortland Co. N.Y. as did the Hollenbecks from 1828 until 1837. Any info on either family would be greatly appreciated.

    Ann Benham         This query updated 6/11/98


    Seek any information Joseph and Sally PATTERSON and family. In 1829, Joseph and Sally PATTERSON bought land in Truxton,Cortland County,NY. Joseph was in 1830 census,Truxton. In 1830,Joseph Patterson sold land in Truxton to Grove Patterson of Volney, NY. Mary and Harriet Patterson, witnesses. Children of Joseph and Sally( Sarah) Patterson. Grove m Clarrisa and in 1850 was in Pompey,NY d Manlius,NY. Mary, Harriet b Paris, Oneida County in 1814 m Nenry Arnott Hindle 1839, Rochester, NY. Jane had son Frederick and in 1841 lived on Cornhill, Rochester,NY, Ann m Mr Harris ,1842 in Rochester, NY and possibly a son Jerome.

    Shirley Bruso


    I am looking for any info on Walter, and his son, Zera Patterson. Walter was born in Cortland Cty, NY, in 1810. He stated he was the son of James B. Patterson, who fought in the War of 1812, and the grandson of John Patterson, both of Ireland, who fought in the Revolutionary War. I know Walter and Zera's history after they moved to Iowa from Ashtabula Cty, Ohio in 1853, but am not sure of them before that. Walter was b. 1810; m. Sophia Flanders of Cattaraugus Cty, NY, daughter of Ezekiel Flanders of New Hampshire. Children include: Alzina, Zera S. (b. at Eagleville, NY, Feb 7, 1838), Amanda, Ellen, Lydia and Walter Jr., Alice, Amelia and Alveretta. I am trying to connect Walter to my gr, gr grandfather, Charles Hamilton Patterson, who was born in Cortland Cty, NY 22 June 1825. I have not been able to locate Charles in Cortland as of yet. I believe Walter and Charles to be cousins or brothers. The families are buried side by side. Any assistance will be appreciated!

    Carol (Allen) (Patterson) Tolley         This query updated 2/9/99


    Looking for sibling's/parent's to James & Sylvia - James & Sylvia lived near the town of Cincinnatus - from 1810 - 1820 town of Willet in the one census and the town of Marathon in the other. This family about 1838 or 1839 moved to Potter Co., PA. They supposedly had a child Pathiar or spelt thereabouts. I have been unable to figure out the family relationship to the Patterson family that lived just across the line into Broome & Tioga Co's. If you have any information on PATTERSON's or perhaps if you know anything of the Bingham/Button or Lord families I would be very happy to hear from you. This is a 17 year old brick-wall family. Follow this link for a writeup of Judy's Patterson line.

    Judy Allen Cwiklinski         This query entered 6/28/98


    John H. PECK b 25 Feb 1828 in poss. Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY, d 5 Aug 1918 in Wayland, Allegan Co, MI, son of William and Mary (SCHULTZ) PECK. John H. PECK married Alsophina WORDEN, b 12 Jun 1839 in prob Hanover, Chautauqua Co, NY. She d 7 Dec 1878 Anamosa, Jones Co, IA. They had ch: (1) Ida May PECK b 1861 (m James Franklin BURLINGHAM); (2) Harvey H. PECK b 1866.

    In the 1830 Federal Census for Cortland County, there were 2 William PECK's living there -- one in Solon and one in Truxton. Were either of these William PECK's possibly the father of John H. PECK?

    Also in Solon was Captain Stephen Northrup PECK, b 14 May 1778 in Stanford, Dutchess Co, NY; m 4 Dec 1800 to Lydia PHILLIPS; d 17 Aug 1874 in Solon. Capt. Stephen N. PECK is buried behind the Baptist Church in Solon, Cortland County, NY. From his son's tombstone behind that same Baptist Church: Stephen N. PECK, Jr. died at Newmarket Canada West 4 May 1863 (or 1865?) ae 50 years 11 months 2 days (Masonic Emblem)

    Is Captain Stephen Northrup PECK in somehow related to my William and Mary (SCHULTZ) PECK?

    Brenda Hare         This query entered 10/05/98


    PERKINS, Augustus, b. VT abt 1865, m 1885 Hannah (Anna) Hoffman, Rome, NY. Lived adult life in Franklin Springs and Clark Mills. Children: Mae, Helen and George. I have no record of Augustus before his marriage, can't find his parents, birth, etc.

    Brenda Perkins


    PERRY, Mary - b. 10 Mar 1827 in Cortland Co., NY. Possibly daughter of Joab PERRY. Her family moved to Calhoun Co., MI during her childhood where she married Maynard THOMAS (b. 15 Oct 1823, also in NY). They had four children (Harriet, Edson, Charles, Mary Belle) before both died in Ottawa, KS in 1900. I am looking for any information on Mary PERRY's parents or siblings.

    Bill Reace


    I would like to let others know I am researching the PETERS name in Cortland Co. My known ancestor is James S. Peters (1820-1855) of Preble, husband to Frances Ann McCumber (1821-1900). I am also interested in any information about any Peters in Cortland Co.

    Margaret W. Ostrom         This query entered 10/09/98


    Looking for info on the Peters living in Cortland Co. in the 1800s. Specifically, my ancestor, James S. Peters (1821-1855) buried in Preble Cemetery.

    Margaret W. Ostrom         This query entered 1/17/99


    My mother's maternal grandmother / gfather were Mary Viola Pettigrove (1854 - 1907) and William C. Chesebrough (1846 - 1891). [I believe his father was also William C.C.] I think they were married 11/30/1871, but I do not know where. Earlier this year, I found their gravesite in the City of Ludington (Mason Co.) cemetary (MI). According to family records, they came from NY. Cortland and Tompkins county names are with these notes. Any connections will be gratefully appreciated. Thank you.

    David         This query entered 01/02/99


    Searching for descendants of Cyrus and Mary HUNT PHELPS of Lisle and Killawog, Broome Co., NY. They had the following children: Fedelia b 1826, Lydia Catherine b 1827 who married her cousin Alexander Joseph HAVEN, Samuel H. b 1829 who married Sarah M., Alexander b 1831 who married Winnie E., Naoma b 1833, Elizabeth Ann b 1836, Maria b 1838 d 1859, and Charles H. PHELPS b 1842 married Anna ___ and 2nd Ella WISE , others (Philip)? . At least Samuel, Alexander, and Charles PHELPS are still in the area in 1872. Ernest Howard PHELPS b 1898 d 1958 is in the Killawog Cemetery. Is he the great grand son of Cyrus? Is there an obituay available on him or his wife Hazel HULL PHELPS? Have ancestry and would like to share. Looking for identity of Cyrus' Grand Father James PHELPS and his wife___. Have HUNT and HAVEN ancestry well established . Cyrus PHELPS' parents are Alexander and Catherine HAVEN PHELPS of Cincinnatus, Cortland Co., NY. Mary HUNT's are John and Lydia MALLORY HUNT of Marathon, Cortland CO., NY

    Phil Nixon


    PHILLIPS, ARDELL born 12/8/1857 in East Homer, Cortland County, N.Y. Looking for siblings and Parents. Married Mary Gutchess also from East Homer.

    S. Allen         This query entered 9/5/98


    PIERCE, Col. William b. Burlington Vermont July 223. 1785 d. Oct 4, 1855 Truxton NY. Married to Olive Shedd. Children: Chandler b. Nov 10, 1815 Truxton, NY; Emily 1838-1895; Morris 1848-1849; William 1841-1916.

    D. Beardsley         This query entered 2/9/99


    JESSE PIKE b. @1800 m. DOROTHY CORWIN b. @1803 Their children: EZRA b. @1822, MARY A. b. 1830 (married Daniel Crandall), LEROY FITZGERALD b. 1832 in Blodgett Mills (married Ann Tompkins) d. 1900 in Owatonna, MN (I descend from this couple), OLIVIA M. b. 1838 in Solon (married George Lyman Kendall), POLYDORE ROLAND b. @1841.

    Dorothy CORWIN PIKE's parents were Ezra CORWIN & Hannah COOK CORWIN.

    Would appreciate hearing from anyone with information on these families.

    Connie Anderson


    Burial location of James POLLARD, died in Virgil about 1848. Also looking for any listings for the surname VAN CUREN (VAN KEUREN). Thank you.

    Carol K. Esterhai


    I am looking for info on Charles Potter born on or BEFORE or near New York State. Charles had 8 children... Hardin Potter, Jeanette Potter, Welcome Potter, Annette POtter, Samuel Potter, Tom or Thomas Potter, Reuben Potter, and George Hiran Carver Potter. This family written up on-line.

    Harden/Harding Potter was born in Scituate, RhodeIsland June * 1779 died at Solon....Now Taylor New York Ocotber 22 1857. He married Ruth Champion and they had the following children: John, Daniel, CHARLES (above), Joel, Erastus, Harris, Elisha, Philander, Nelson

    Dianna Potter Holdren Mathis         This query updated 11/15/98


    Dolly J. Potter b March 19 1939 in Maryland m. L David Holdren of West Virginia and Had 2 children Dianna Lynn Holdren b Feb 1965 and David D. Holdren b. may 1968. Any information related to these family is greatly appreciated.

    Dianna Potter Holdren Mathis         This query entered 6/27/98


    Looking for info on Joshua and Amy ( RUMSEY) PRATT of Cortland Co. NY. He b. c 1814, married Amy 1837. His father also Joshua PRATT, died in Cortland Co. 1835. Joshua Jr. and Amy's daughter was Julia C. PRATT b. c 1843.

    Mark and Beth Waller


    Robert Randall b Oct 25, 1751 Stonington, Conn. d 1833 Cortland, NY 3 m May 6, 1773 to Lucy Pendleton b April 22, 1752. (no death date for her) Dau. of Col William Pendleton and Mary McDowell Cheesbough, a widow. They resided in Westerly RI.

    What was Robert Randall's date of death? Lucy (Pendleton) Randall's date of death?

    Nancy Whitman


    A number of Randall's lived in the Cortland area: Jesse Breed (Homer), Lucy Chesbrough Pendleton (Cortland), and Robert Randall (1751-1833) (Cortland). Any information would be appreciated.

    W R Randall         This query entered 6/27/98


    Searching for ancestors / descendents of JOB RANSOM and LUCINDA BALL m.1830 in MA or VT. Moved to Cortland Cty, Town of Truxton before 1835 census. Job d.Sept. 25, 1850 and is buried in the Village Cemetary in Truxton. They had 4 Children: Sabrina b. abt 1831 in VT., Lorin b.abt 1833 in NYS, Susan b.abt 1834 in NYS and James Edward b. Sept. 3, 1840 -d. 1915, buried in Tully Cemetary.

    Don Ransom         This query updated entered 9/13/98
    117 Oak Terrace
    Arden, NC 28704-2916


    Looking for any Information on the RAYMOND family. William RAYMOND born 1 June 1836. died in the Civil War (I have found no proof), wife unknown, had several children that lived in Marathon and Binghamton N.Y. he died, 22 June 1864.

    Williams's parents were Dyer RAYMOND and Lois (HARRISON) RAYMOND, They had Nine Children:

  • John b.28 Jan 1834 in Cincinatus, N.Y.
  • William D. (above)
  • Alfred B. b.18 Aug 1838 in Marathon Village, N.Y.
  • Mary L. b.26 May 1841
  • Lois Chole b.25 Nov 1843
  • Luicius H. b.9 Sept 1846
  • Fanny Agnes b.5 Apr 1848 in Marathon N.Y.
  • Franklin S. b.28 Sept 1853
  • Estella A. b.22 June 1858 d.22 July 1858

    This Family moved to Waterford and Greenvale Townships, Dakota Co. Minnesota. All but William's Family and Alfred. Any Help Would be Wonderful!Thank You!

    Shannon Sleeth         This query entered 3/5/98


    I am seeking information on DELANCE REUBIN 212 found at the Cincinnatus TWP 1850 Census page. I am seeking links between my own family and DeLances living in the New York area. Will share collected data with interested parties.

    Steve DeLance         This query updated entered 01/24/98


    1. Looking for information on the parentage and descendants of Joseph Reynolds reportedly born in Easton, Washington Co. NY in 1785. Supposed to have been a congressman and resident of Virgil, Cortland Co., NY.

    2. Looking for information on the parentage and descendants of Roswell G. Reynolds who left probate papers in Cortland Co. NY (12-D-150). Was he the son of Mary ( ) Reynolds of Easton who d. about 1 Nov 1837. Her probate papers mention children: Susanna, Lucy, Thomas, Roswell (Russell) of Chenango Co. NY, Else, Mary wife of Josiah Wilcox, and John.

    Gayalyn A. Wojtowicz         This query entered 6/27/98


    Searching for information about Polly REYNOLDS, born at Virgil, NY in 1808. She later married Samuel Benedict BARNUM and they lived in Town of Barton, Tioga Co., NY, where they died, Polly died in 1883. Any information about her parents or siblings would be appreciated.

    Heather Ebert         This query entered 11/23/99


    Seeking all information on GEORGE RICE who went into business with Ananias Jenks on April 17, 1813 with a grist mill and clothier's shop etc. Info extracted from Liber C pp 26 Cortland Co Clerk records. I need all pertinent info on George Rice including date of birth, wife and children. Thank you. Please reply directly to me by e-mail. Thanks!

    Linda         This query entered 1/17/99


    Looking for information on Lyman Rice of Homer. Is he the Lyman Rice who married Huldah Tower/Town and had dau Asenath in 1838?

    Vicki Hall Titus         This query entered 8/19/00


    Benjamin W. born approx.1812 Madison Co, Married Mariette (maiden name unkown) father of Lloyd Richardson born 1840 in Erieville, NY and Burdette Richardson, born 1844 Perryville NY. Looking for Benjamin's parents, place of birth and date of death. I believe Benjamin died sometime between 1865 and 1870. He and his family were living in Cortland NY. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Betty Richardson


    Nancy RICHARDSON of Freetown, Cortland Co., b. 1817, d. 1 April 1869, buried Marathon Cemetery. She married James C. GIBBS of Groton, Tompkins Co., NY, and settled during the 1850s in Marathon, Cortland Co. They were the parents of an only child, Edgar W. GIBBS, b. April 1849 in Groton, d. 1918 in Marathon, m. Emma Frances TANNER of Freetown. Who were Nancy Richardson's parents?

    James Gibbs         This query entered 2/9/99


    I am searching for any records of a Rickards (may be spelled: Reckards, Reckard, Reccard, Rickard or even Richard--all either with or without the s). I have a Nelson Rickards (who spells his name any old way) who said he came from Cortand. He was born in 1805--not necessarily in Cortland. Since I'm not sure where, I would like information on any of that family. Maybe someday I can make a link. Other spellings: RICKARD, RECKARD, RICHARD

    Sandy Rice         This query entered 1/2/99


    Searching for the parents of 3rd Gr. Grandfather Roderick Wayneth RIDER who moved with his family to central NY circa 1822 according to his obit. A 1825 NY State census lookup would show him as being between ages of 10 and 15. He was b. 22 Oct 1814 in MA. Mrd. Melissa SLAWSON 1835. She was b in Penn Yan 21 Sept. 1818. Any help would greatly be appreciated!!

    Jan Brooks         This query entered 4/1/98


    Am interested in any / all info available on a Sabin Rider, a resident during late 1700's. Various spellings include: Zabin Ryder. He was born in Mass. but raised his family in Cortland Co., NY. He appears in the early census records. Thank you.

    John C. Sears         This query entered 10/25/98


    Who were parents of Asher Robinson land owner in Cortland c. 1840? Was he related to Timothy or Eliphalet Robinson?

    Edward Milligan         This query entered 6/27/98


    Need information on George Robinson, (son of Joseph and Jane (--) Robinson, b. 28 Sept. 1831, Low Dykes, Clifton, Westmorland Co.ENG, d. 18 Jun 1893, Baker Twp.,Guthrie, Guthrie Co. IA. married 1857, Cortland Co. NY, or Genoa, Cayuga Co. NY, to Ann Sill(s). b. 24 Apr. 1829. Westmorland Co. ENG. d. c. 1902, Baker Twp. Guthrie Co. IA, Children were : Joseph, b. 1848, Mary, b. 1861, William, b. 1861,, Amelia, b. 1865, born in Cortland Co. NY, also have found Cayuga Co. NY. The family moved from Cortland Co. into Cayuga Co. NY, in 1869 the family had moved to Guthrie Co. IA. I have the family traced in IA, and ENG, but have lost them in NY, so many conflicting sources.

    Earlene Bale         This query entered 10/09/98


    Looking for any information on JOHN M. ROE family, Cortland County...Marathon, NY. Children: with Mary? (first wife), Addison and Adelaid. With Jeanette (second wife) Raddy. Theodore, Fanny, Emma

    FONT COLOR="#0000FF">L.E.Sullivan


    Lorinda/Lurinda B. FOSTER, b. November 22, 1836, Virgil, Cortland Co., NY m. December 16, 1856, Truman ROSE. Lorinda d. October 18, 1893, Cattaraugus Co., NY. Family bible lists: Nathan FOSTER, b. January 09, 1804 and d. August 17, 1889 (I presume to be Lorinda's FATHER) and Polly M. ---, b. June 02, 1802 and d. June 04, 1854 (I presume to be Lorinda's MOTHER), but no locations. Can anyone shed light on this?

    Children of Nathan and Polly M. FOSTER from Family Bible: James O. Foster b: May 04, 1824, Clarissa Varnum Foster b: August 17, 1827, Leonard M. Foster b: February 22, 1829, Hiram C. Foster b: November 06, 1831 d: October 12, 1854, William E. Foster b: October 22, 1833 d: October 16, 1851, Lorinda/Lurinda B. Foster* , as above, Nathan A. Foster b: October 21, 1839, Eliza Foster b: June 06, 1841 d: October 04, 1863 (married name Aldrich), Sarah A. Foster b: September 03, 1843 d: July 08, 1861.

    Children of Lorinda FOSTER and Truman ROSE: Charles Allison Rose*, Sarah E. Rose, Nathan F. Rose, Edward G. Rose. Any help greatly appreciated.

    Susan Austin         This query entered 9/20/98


    Tracing Prentice Ross records show that he was living in Summerhill near Cortland on 1810 census. need to find who his parents were, and if any record of his marriage to Nancy Ann Gillfus or Gilfis. He is on Erie; Penn 1850 census and lived there until his demise. Are there cemetery records that might show his parents names and their children?? Would there happen to be an old cemetery still near that Village?

    Doris Harvey


    I am searching for descendants of Julian Mills ROUND, a teacher in Homer, Cortland Co., NY, b. 10/11/1875 and d. 1941[?]. Any info.

    Jane         This query entered 01/23/99


    We are interested in the ancestors of Mildred Alice Ryan (b? - d abt 1978). She married (#1) James E. Graves prior to 1919. Their only son Edwin M. Graves born (b1919 - d1989) was born and raised in Cortland. Edwin married M Joyce Lindley (b1922 - d1972) who was also born and raised in Cortland. She married (#2) Arnold Darling (b? - d abt 1972) before 1943, I have pictures of them in the Malloryville house in 1943. I also believe a great deal of Mildreds ancestors are buried in Cortland Rural Cemetary, since in her papers was a deed to a grave which appears to be in a Ryan section.

    James R. Graves (at home)

    James R. Graves (at work)

    2128 Bear Creek Dr.
    Ontario NY 14519


    Am looking for information about the SALISBURY families of Cortland County, NY who settled there before 1810 and are listed in the early census and tax records as: Benjamin, Benjamin Jr., Dyer, Elisha, Henry, John, Lydia, Mason, Nancy, Nathan, Rachel, Rhoda, Silas and Thomas. Can anyone tell me what state they came from and if they are all related? Thanks.

    Estel Beaty


    I am searching for information on Samuel E. Saunders (Sanders). He was born in Homer, Cortland County, New York in 1839. He died in Homer, New York in 1905. We have not been able to obtain information re: his wife's name. We would appreciate any information you could supply. My name is Barbara Haralson. Samuel E. Saunders was my Great Grandfather.

    Barbara Haralson         This query entered 10/05/98


    I am looking for info on Joseph J. Seaman Born Nov. 6, 1800 died Jan. 17,1879. Married to Elizabeth Bell on March 27, 1823. Elizabeth born Dec. 22,1805, died April 10,1849. They had 7 children ( I have info on children) I believe they lived in Harford or Virgil. Appreciate any info you might have. Thanks.

    Corrinne Brooks         This query updated 9/2/98


    I would like to talk with anyone who knows about Ira SEELY of 1850 Census pg 232 and 1860 Census pg 657. I am interested in determining if he spend time in Canada in the 1835-36 period. Any contact is welcome.

    Emmett Mason         This query entered 10/09/98


    I am looking for connections to Lewis SERGENT/SARGENT who m. Mary"Polly" WENTWORTH. Probably in Chenango Co. They moved and lived in Taylor, NY. Mary was from Bartlett, NH and migrated to Cortland, NY with her family. For a list of allied surnames, please check my personal web-page .

    Penny Kresl         This query entered 3/15/98


    I seek information about Rosanna SIMMONDS and her parents. She was born on 14 Dec 1821 in Cortland Co., New York. She died on 27 Jul 1902 and was buried in Danby, Tompkins Co., New York. She married Simeon Leroy SHEPHARD on 15 Mar 1847. She was his second wife. Simeon was born on 24 Jul 1812 in Scipio, Cayuga Co., New York. He died on 7 Jan 1904 and was buried in Danby, Tompkins Co., New York. Children of Rosanna SIMMONDS and Simeon Leroy SHEPHARD were: Edwin A.; Hannah L.; Adelbert; Tryphena; and Hattie May.

    Brenda Whelply


    SIGNOR, Edson (1812-1888)Info wanted on child, wives. M 3 times 1.Turza JOHNSON 2.Elizabeth ;Betsey; JACOCK 3.Mrs. Francis Brand child. by Turza:Eliza; Charles H.;child. by Betsey:Alfred B., George B.,John T.,Harriet Signor BATES Resided in Homer,Cort.Co

    Mary S Dobard


    Who were the Joseph SIMONS and wife Cynthia of Truxton? He died Batavia, Genessee County in September 1815 and was of Truxton. Did they have children?

    Douglas V. Smith

            This query entered 10/25/98


    1865 census Marathon, Cortland Co. p 21 taken June 5, 1865: Lydia SIMMONS age 17 Servant born Oneida Co, NY single She is in the household of Alfred and Julia WHITE and three children. Alfred is 29 b. England w/Julia 27 b. Albany. Oldest child, Willie (Willis?) b. 1859 in Broome County, NY. Also in Marathon is a Sarah SIMONDS, a widow who had 1 child. She is working in the household of Asa HUNT. In 1860, Swift's were living with Asa, and Swifts deposed in Lydia's widows pension application.

    Also, is she any relation to the Daniel Simonds whose first wife and children are buried in Marathon? Would like information on him, too, to confirm/eliminate him as Lydia's father.

    Vicki Hall Titus         This query updated 01/17/98


    SIMPSON, Christopher Columbus, born VT 1807, wife Fanny (?) b. 1813 in NY. Found in census of 1840, Cortland County, Cincinnatus Twp. Children: Merritt, b. 1838, Lucy and Lucius twins, b. 1842, Mary b. 1847. Moved to Westfield, Tioga Co. PA, before 1850. Would like to find out Fanny's maiden name as I believe she was from Cincinnatus Twp, Cortland County.


            This query entered 01/02/99


    George Skinner, 1798-1864, mar. Betsey Stebbins, 1798-1877 in 1823. She was dau of Gilbert & Betsey (Wood) Stebbins of Hamilton, Madison Co., NY George & Betsey lived in Virgil before moving to Taylor abt 1855 where they are both buried. Children: Horace (our line); Emiline; William G.; G. Nelson; Olive Ann; Isaac; Emiline; and Luther. Interested to find George's ancestry.

    David C Crankshaw         This query entered 4/13/99


    I am Looking for help on finding any information on Samuel SLEETH and Mary (DUGAN) Sleeth. I know they had a son Samuel SLEETH b. 17 Feb 1841, in Truxton N.Y. He was in the Civil War, 185th New York. He married Fanny Agnes Raymond in 1866 in Marathon New York. I am wondering if Samuel and Mary Dugan Sleeth had any other Children, and What happend to Samuel and Mary? Where did they move to? Thank you!!!!!

    Shannon Sleeth         This query entered 3/5/98


    I am looking for Peter Martin SMITH died January 12, 1835. His son is John P. SMITH, b. March 09, 1792, Mohawk, NY; d. October 22, 1875, buried Cincinnatus NY, behind Baptist Church. He married ELIZABETH (BETSY) COUNTRYMAN. Peter's daughter is Elizabeth SMITH. She married Joseph BIRDLEBOUGH.

    Dawn WILLIS         This query updated 01/17/99


    I am researching the the family tree of Harvey C. Smith , he lived in Cincinnatus. abt 1890. Married Ophelia White Jan. 1, 1879. Died Apr. 10, 1895.

    Nathan Heifetz         This query entered 9/6/98


    I am researching my Great grandfather William W. SMITH born abt October 11,1834 in Cortland Co., New York. His parents were Hiram and Margaret Smith. I would appreciate any assistance you could give me. Thank you.

    Susan Schmidt         This query entered 10/07/98


    Seeking the descendants of William SMITH and ? COMSTOCK, daughter of Moses COMSTOCK. William and his family (at least two of his sons, Arba and William, Jr.) removed from Harmony, Susquehanna County, PA to Cincinnatus, Cortland County, NY after 1800. Any information about this family would be MOST welcome!.

    Sonya Bamberg         This query entered 1/17/99


    Searching for the parents/siblings/etc. of Henry Snell b.1818 Homer N.Y. Henry was married to Henrietta Collins and had 3 sons Burton, Milton, Garrett He also had daughters

    Mary Schultz


    I am searching for any information on my ancestor, William John Soule ( 1789-d. 21 Jan 1852)(Soles, Soules, variations thereof) who died in Truxton, Ny & was buried GR Truxton cemetery Cortland Co., Truxton,NY. He married Deborah Ann Paddock in 1810 she died 26 Jul 1867 in Truxton,NY. Not sure when the family was in Cortland County or in Schoharie Co., Blenheim. Census does find him in Schoharie, Blenheim in 1820. Believe many of his younger children born in Truxton as his older children were born in Blenheim. I have a sketchy list of their names. Ulimate goal is to prove HIS father was Rowland Soule (Sole,Soal,Soules,etc.) (1733-1791) of Nine Partners,NY in Dutchess County to "prove" linkage to George Soule late of the good ship Mayflower. Also curious about what the family was like. Assume they were farmers like the later families.

    Frank Flint Soule, III         This query entered 10/09/98


    Seeking information on the SPARKS family. Family records and Ionia County, MI history records show that Stephen SPARKS, Stephen SPARKS, Jr., William SPARKS, and Danford M. SPARKS moved to Ionia Co., MI from CORTLAND County, NY around 1840 to acquire newly released federal land. William SPARKS traveled from Cortland with Zelotus FROST and Ephraim ABBOTT to gain ownership of new land in Michigan. All three men returned to Cortland in 1840 to gather up their families and move by way of the Great Lakes to Detroit, MI where they embarked on cross country travel to Ionia, Ionia,MI. Looking for decendant family lines through Cortland County, NY.

    DLM         This query entered 01/02/99


    I am missing information on a part of the Sperry family. I have a lot of the information, but am missing any to do with Lawrence and Elmer Sperry...Who were Elmer's parents?? Any brothers and sisters?? Who was he married to?? Any info would be appreciated.

    Ronnie Jo Janssen         This query entered 10/19/98


    I am searching for records in Marathon or Virgil, Cortland County, of Zachariah Squires, born1807, who married Harriet Ogden.

    Ed Hamilton         This query entered 10/09/98


    William F. Squires was born 15 Sep 1806 Onadago C0 (now Cortland) NY; m. 1828 Mary ? b. 1809 Cortland Co NY; d. 18 Feb 1863 Fulton Co., In. On 1840 census for Marathon, Cortland Co., NY he is listed on pg. 53. Am trying to find the names of his parents... could his father be Zachariah Squires whose will was probated in 1834. I would appreciate any information that someone might have on Squires (Squiers) in Cortland Co., NY.

    Ruth Schultz         This query entered 10/09/98


    Looking for info on Philip Stephens in Tompkins County about 1840.Trying to find his wifes name. They had a daughter. Her name was Elizabeth Stephens she was my grandmother. Stephens name might have been changed from the name Steffens. Any info would be appreciated.

    Philip Barto


    I am searching for the family of WILLIAM WILLISTON STERRY. William Sterry and his family arrived in Syracuse from Albany in 1825. I believe they settled for a time in the Onondaga Hill area and may have then moved into Courtland County. William went into Tn. and work in mills opened but the parents, two sibs stayed behind. I have found no trace in either county. Thanks so much.

    Anne Sterry Henges         This query entered 01/17/99


    STEVENS Solomon, born 1776 Killingworth Ct. married Polly? Settled in Cortland Co. Freetown, said to be buried at Dryden, Children of Solomon & Polly, King Stevens, Wilbur Stevens born April 12, 1818 Israel S Stevens born Sept. 17, 1820 Eliza F Stevens, Mary Stevens, Lydia Stevens, Diana Stevens born 1806 married a BURLESON. Looking for any information on this family.

    Louise P Treat         This query entered 01/17/99


    John Stevens Sr., 1775-1855, early settler of Solon, arrived abt 1798, mar. Thankful Cady in CT. John was son of John & Thankful (Allen) Stevens of Windham Co., CT. 10 children: Luralla (Rice); William (our line); Joseph; Septimus; Betsey (Wildman); John Jr.; Eunice (Emerson); May (Rowe); James; and Jacob. Interested in corresponding with descendants..

    David C Crankshaw         This query entered 4/13/99


    I am looking for the surnames STOKER and GATES. My records indicate they were married in Homer Cortland Co. NY. Don't know if Homer is a town or what. Their names were Benjamin Prince STOKER and Janet GATES, married June 28 1843.

    Any info on either of them greatly appreciated. Also looking for info on their son Edward Adelbert STOKER who served in the Union during the Civil War. Thanks so much again, Suzanne RUD

    Suzanne RUD         This query entered 9/05/98


    I am searching for information on the Stone family from Georgetown,Madison Co.,NY and the Harris family. Since Cortland is nearby,I thought some members of the family might have moved there. Dewight(Dwight)Stone married Electa(Electra)Harris and lived in Georgetown,Madison Co at least in Mar.10,1898 when they had a son,Harry Weatherly Stone. Some "kinfolk"of Dwight's might have moved to the Cortland Co. area. Also,I have no idea where Electa Harris' family is originally from. I have found some Harris's in the 1870 census in Georgetown but as in the case of the Stones, family members might have moved to Cortland Co. Other STONE children were Frank,Alton,Lynn,Ada,and there were probably 2 others. Any info appreciated.

    Robyn Stone         This query updated 9/6/98


    I'm trying to find info on a Giles Stone born in 1841 Cortland county, moved to Tioga county Pa. around 1860 , rode for the 2nd Pa. Calvary during Civil War, moved to Naples NY where he died in 1883. Believe he was brought up in either Solon or Homer NY.

    Chris Stone         This query entered 10/06/99


    STORY, Thomas b. in England. Living in Tully, NY in 1860. Contact

    Sharon Elliott         This query entered 2/27/98


    Seek info on Polly MACK and Abner STRICKLAND. Abner was born on October 28, 1814, in Chenango Forks, NY. His mother was Polly MACK, and his father was an Ebenezer STRICKLAND. Have no other information on Polly or the MACK family, and it is not clear which "Ebenezer" STRICKLAND was his father. Abner married Sally Rebecca SESSIONS (of Broome County) on April 30, 1846 (the wedding locale unknown). By about 1840, the STRICKLAND clan had moved to DuPage Co.,IL. Abner bought land there, but later moved to Bloomfield, Walworth Co. WI. Would very much appreciate any info about MACKs and STRICKLANDs! Info on SESSIONS also welcome! SESSIONS family also welcome. Thanks!

    Tom Steben


    Aaron Swetland, born July 29, 1753 in Hebron,Ct, and died March 4, 1819, in Freetown, Cortland Co, NY. Looking for his wifes first name, believe her maiden name was NORTHAM.

    Louise P Treat         This query entered 10/09/98


    Seeking information on Grant Harmon SWINGLE b 21 May 1886 PA & Elizabeth LIGHTCAP who had a farm in Marathon, early 1900s until the highway went through. Trying to find when & where they re-located or locate descendants.

    Jean Hudson McNamara         This query entered 01/02/99


    William Talbot, 1794-1845, son of Jacob & Phoebe (Chase) Talbot, came to Cortland before 1810, settled in Hunt's Corners, town of Lapeer. He married Elizabeth Preston and had 12 children: Hannah (m. Chester Johnson); Alfrieda (unmar but had son Zachariah Talbot); Almerin (mar. Diana Harvey); William (m. Esther Steele); Joseph (m. Emily Dexter Page); Selah (m. Angeline); Benjamin, d.s.p.; Elizabeth (m. Miles Pollard); Samuel (m. Huldah); John Q. (m. Sarah Ann Ensign); David W. (m. Louisa Boice); and Jacob L. (m. Almira F. Hudson). Interested in corresponding with descendants.

    David C Crankshaw         This query entered 4/13/99


    William Carson Tisdale was born in 1852 possibly in NY or Kentucky with his parrens from NY. He traveled to Misouri and then to California. He married Hattie May Cunningham on 26 Dec 1886 in Shinletown, Shasta County Calif. He is my great grandfather. Please let me know if you know of any Tisdales. Thank you.

    Hugh Lowery         This query entered 9/6/98


    I'm interested in tracing and descendants of the TORBLE family listed on the census of 1860 (or any information on said descendants). For anyone interested; the family is also listed as being resident in Bradford, West Riding, UK in 1891 and as you can see we're still around to this present day. Thank you.

    Andy Torble         This query entered 01/23/99


    I am researching a TRACY family. I have some papers that say my great-grandfather was born in Cinncinnatis. His name was Adney TRACY. His birth year is around 1825. His father's name was Samuel and the mother's was either Almira or Elmira. No maiden name for her yet either. If anyone has any info on these people, I would be more than happy to share what I have on Adney's family. Thank you in advance.

    Stephanie Johnston         This query entered 9/13/98


    Mary TROWBRIDGE (1809-1898) m. John FORBES in Preble, Cortland Co., NY in 1829. Although the old published Trowbridge and Forbes genealogies include her with the Trowbridges of Tully, Onondaga Co., NY and Wilton, Fairfield Co., CT (dau. of Daniel and Dorothy (SHEERS) TROWBRIDGE), it is absolutely certain that Mary was born in Lower Canada and not NY. Were the Trowbridges perhaps Tories briefly living out of the country or has she been wrongly grafted onto the U.S. Trowbridge family tree? She and her husband later lived in IL and IA, bothing dying in the latter place.

    Amelia Morrow         This query entered 10/05/98


    Looking for relatives and/or decendants of Oscar Turner-Born in Marcellus, NY in 1848, married Caroline Case 1874 in Preble, NY and moved to Homer, Cortland County, NY where they raised their family. They had 5 children-Frank, Lee, Ivy, Nellie, and Mary. Mary died in 1882.

    John H. Palen         This query entered 02/25/99


    Looking for the parents of George B. Tuttle born 1824 in Cortland. There is a William Tuthill, Daniel Tuttle, and Henry Tuttle in 1820 census. Need to find if any had a son named George. Thank you.

    Barb         This query entered 4/13/99


    Samuel MORRIS (c1816-1896) & wife Laura ___ (c1820-1890), Darius MORRIS (1842-1917) & wife Lorinda J. GREENFIELD (1846-1919), and Lewis F. MORRIS (1854-1914) & wife Maria W. ___ (1856-1927) are buried in Scott, Cortland Co NY. I have a Mary Ann MORRIS (c1811-1889) who married Hiram VAN BUREN (c1817-1883); Mary Ann's father was an earlier Darius MORRIS (1774-1858), and Hiram's father was Peter VAN BUREN (c1791-1842). I'd love to exchange info with anyone researching any MORRISes, GREENFIELDs and VAN BURENs in Cortland Co NY. Thank you.

    Lin Van Buren         This query entered 10/09/98


    Searching for the burial place of William VANDENBURGH (1756 - 1831) who resided in Preble.

    Douglas V. Smith         This query entered 10/09/98


    My Grandfather was George Vanderwarker Born in Cincinnatus in 1847. I would like to find any other information on my surname in your county. Were the records very organized at that time? Are there any Vanderwarker's left in the area.

    Paul Vanderwarker         This query entered 11/15/98


    Sherwood VINCENT died 1892 in Cuyler age 82. Is there an obituary or graveston? Who was his wife??

    Douglas V. Smith         This query entered 9/6/98


    Seeking information on the Vining family in Cincinnatus, Cortland Co., NY. My Grandfather was Albert J. Vining b.12Oct.1901. His parents were Benjamin and Esther (Kelleyhouse) Vining who are both buried in Cincinnatus, NY. Their other children were Hazel m. Clifford PARKER; Nellie m. Frank PARKER; Steven b.c1902 m. Grace SHERWOOD; Benjamin b.c1894; Frank b.c1893 m. Ella PHELPS; Albert J. m. Beatrice SHERWOOD; and Edward m. Etta TORREY. Any information on any of these families would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    Deborah Ferris         This query entered 01/17/99


    My major research is of the Cornwells, specifically Samuel Cornwell and his wife, Mary (Barr) Cornwell, Willet Cornwell and his wife, Jane (Titus) Cornwell, George Cornwell and his wife, Olive Eliza (Wainwright) Cornwell. Olive came from Genessee Co., NY. Her parents were Stephen and Olive Wainwright. George and wife moved westward. Son Samuel went with George as a youngster, but later returned to Cortland Co. with his wife, Minerva (Bellinger) Cornwell, shortly after 1880.

    Doug Cornwell         This query entered 02/25/99


    I am looking for info on the following of my CORTLAND CO.( and other surrounding counties) ancestors and their descendants: Robert WALDO, born Abt. 1791 in NY; died 1862 in PA. His children by 1st marriage to Methibel WHITMORE: Lewis WALDO, born Abt. 1810 in W. NY Lois WALDO, born July 14, 1816 in W. NY George W. WALDO, born March 17, 1818 in W. NY Robert WALDO, born 2-13-1820 in W. NY Jonathan WALDO, born 3-11-1822 in W. NY Harriet WALDO, born 11-23-1826 inW. NY John Edwin Waldo, born 4-15-1828 in New York

    Then came his marriage to 2nd wife Mary ALDRICH 1813-1891 and their children: Jane WALDO, born Abt. 7-17-1831in W. NY or NW PA Maryette WALDO, born 7-19-1833 in W. NY or NW. PA Jeanette WALDO, born in W. NY or NW PA Sally Ann WALDO born in W. NY or NW. PA Mehitabel WALDO, born inW. NY or NW. PA Shubael WALDO, born in W. NY or NW. PA. Melvin WALDO, born in W. NY or NW PA Mark WALDO (Marcus C.- my GG Grandfather), born Abt. 4-11-1848 in ERIE COUNTY, PA Scott WALDO, born Abt. 1840 in NW. PA

    I would love to hear ftom any WALDO or ALDRICH cousins to share info! I am in touch with other WALDO cousins! happy trails;.

    Patti Waldo Swaim         This query entered 9/27/98


    Burdette WALTER (1865-1927), youngest son of George WALTER of Newark Valley, Tioga Co NY, moved to East Homer around 1890. He married Ruth Mable BURNHAM (1869-1949). Both Burdette and Ruth are buried in the East Homer Cemetery. Looking for descendants of Oliver Wesley WALTER (1855-?), Burdette's brother. Oliver married Jennie BISHOP (of Cortland Co??) and lived in same area, I think. Willing to share information.

    Robin Faught Collins         This query entered 9/6/98


    I am researching the WATERS family of McGraw and Cortland, NY. Harvey and Permilia and Charles and his wives Emma and Esther. Most of this family is buried at the McGrawville Rural cemetery. Does anyone have any ties to this family, and would you be willing to share information with me? Thank you, Tim

    Tim Rodabaugh         This query entered 9/6/98


    I am seeking information about Emma Spender WATKINS born in Bristol, England. In the1860 US Census she was 32 years old and a hired domestic for Karinh Kenney who was age 50 and born in Massachusetts. Sarah Arnold age 60 and born in Massachusetts was also a hired domestic for Karinh Kenney.

    Barbara Watkins Kaufmann         This query entered 6/12/98


    I'm trying to connect Louisa WAVLE/WAUVLE to her parents I believe to be John and Sarah(Sally) WAVLE. Sarah's maiden name was, I believe, WILLIAMS. John and Sarah moved to Ingham Co., MI in the early 1850s. I have been unable to find John and Sarah WAVEL on the 1850 census anywhere.

    Louisa WAVLE married Mornington O. MANN. Where? They were in MI in 1860 and in Freetown, Cortland Co. in 1870 and 1880. Louisa may have died before Mornington returned to MI in about 1883. I have written and searched microfilm for possible records with no luck. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks, Mary.

    Dennis & Mary         This query entered 10/05/98


    Seeking information on family of James WELCH, son of Michael and Margaret Hickey Welch of Ireland>Owasco/Skaneateles by 1855. James was a resident of Cortland in 1909 and 1914, as indicated in the obituaries of his parents, who both died in Skaneateles. Any information appreciated. I have some other information on the Welch line.

    Karen Bradley Pettigrew         This query entered 10/05/98


    Im looking for Beebe and Wilkinson. Could be related to the Hine's family. I am the daughter only child of Harold Wilkinson he is son of also the only child, Robert Wilkinson I don't know where he lived near Cortland or Binghamton. Harolds Mother was Margaret Beebe daughter of Kirk Beebe his second wife was a Hitchcock I think, she was not my Grandmother's Mother. The plan was to come to NY this fall but my husband is to ill to travel. I would be very thankful for any help.

    Ann Stoddard         This query entered 1/17/98


    I am also looking for the family/ancestors of Jane WILLIAMS (b. abt 1839 Otisco, Onondaga, NY d. Spafford, Onondaga, NY) who married Jeremiah NODINE (d. Spafford, Onondaga, NY). Her paternal grandparents were Dudley WILLIAMS and Catherine DUDLEY. Jane WILLIAMS parents were Solomon WILLIAMS (b. Jun 1811 MA m. abt 1838 d. Jul 1881 Otisco, Onondaga, NY) and Abigail STEUBEN (b. abt 1815 d. Apr 1891 Spafford, Onondaga, NY). Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    Leslie Lienert


    Looking for Cornelius Wilson, born Cortland County about 1802. Married Phoebe ____. Not sure she was a Cortland Co resident, also do not know when Cornelius left Cortland Co. Was next found in Wayne Co and then in Cattaraugus Co. Any help much appreciated.

    Dennis N. Reed         This query entered 11/10/98


    Jennie WINFIELD, born April 4, 1887, Glen Castle Broome County, daughter of Henry WINFIELD and Mary Ann CUMMINGS, married Irving CONGDON, May 29, 1915 in Virgil, NY. Resided in Virgil most of her life. Died May 8, 1978, Cortland, NY. Jennie had siblings: Ada, Tessie, Virgie, William and Melvin. Would like correspond with anyone researching the Winfield, Congdon or Cummings name

    Claudia Bement


    ANN LOUISA TABER (Wing6, Amasiah5, William Taber married Mary4 Wing, Edward3, Daniel2-1) Born 29 May 1822, Moravia, New York, died 16 Aug 1842, Moravia, New York. Married 1841, Moravia, New York, ORSON M. WELCH, born Moravia, New York, died 1857, Cortland, New York. (ref: Taber Gen, pg 191). Orson and Ann had:

    i DANIEL M. WELCH, born 16 Aug 1842, died 1889, Moravia, New York. Married MARGARET _____

    What was Margaret's maiden name? Would like to find out more information/share information on this family. For more WING information, see the WING Genealogy or join the WING Discussion List.

    Kathryn Graham


    Wood, Abram was born April 1856 in Coxsackie NY. About 1925 moved to Binghamton and worked at a valve company.He was married and had 11 children but left them in Coxsackie when he moved.

    ????? - Veggie30         This query entered 3/22/98


    Looking for info on siblings and parents of Smith WOOD, b. 1815-17 possibly Milford, Cortland Co. NY. I believe he spent most of his growing-up years in Cortland Co. and vicinity.

    I've found various tiny fragments of clues that indicate he _may_ be related (possibly a son or grandson?) of Timothy WOOD and his 2nd wife, Lucy SMITH of Virgil, Cortland Co. I know Smith WOOD had a brother Jackson living somewhere in New York around 1880; he also had a nephew, "D. WOOD" in Burlington, Calhoun Co., MI who came to Smith's funeral in Bronson, MI in 1888. Don't know, but think this D. WOOD may be a son of Allen WOOD - who was in Burlington MI in 1850's. I know that this Allen WOOD was a son of Timothy. So that's one reason I think Smith might be related to Timothy WOOD's family, though I did not find his name in Timothy's will (1851), and I still don't have a clear connection on D. WOOD or who his family was.

    Smith WOOD married Clarissa WILLIAMS (b. 1825) in 1840 at "the home of the bride" in Wayne Co. NY. I suspect the WILLIAMS must have some ties to Cortland Co. - or the WOOD family to Wayne Co. - in order for this marriage to have come about, but don't know.

    Smith WOOD and Clarissa went to OH sometime between 1840-1844, and lived in Portage, Huron, and Paulding Counties, until they moved to Bronson, Branch Co. MI sometime around 1860-1865. Smith was a justice of the peace in MI for the rest of his life.

    Clarissa WILLIAMS was the dau. of Amos and Sarah. Don't know Sarah's maiden name. Sarah b. approx. 1785. Don't know when Amos was born; or where either of them were born. Sarah died in Bronson, Branch Co. MI in 1850. It is said by a Branch Co. MI history that Amos died "in Indiana" but we don't know when or where. Clarissa died in Bronson in 1877.

    Anybody recognize anyone here?

    Linda B.         This query entered 6/27/98


    Martin WOODRUFF born 1747 lived in the Fabius, Cuyler, Truxton area. Whatever happened to him?

    Douglas V. Smith         This query entered 9/6/98


    John Woodard, 1776-1859, son of Samuel & Patience (Alderman) Woodard; mar. Hulda Brooker, was in Virgil before 1808 when Cortland County was formed from Onondaga. Both buried in Snyder Hill Cem, Virgil. Interested in corresponding with descendants and finding info on Hulda's ancestry. Could it possibly be Brookes and not Brooker?

    David C Crankshaw         This query entered 4/13/99


    Looking for information on Abraham and Nancy(Hanks) Woodward; also a son called John.

    ermazine         This query entered 01/02/99


    My name is John Woolworth, I live in Seattle, and am, and have been researching the Woolworth Family Lines for several years now along with my cousin, Harlin in Sioux City, IA.

    Our side of the family settled almost entirely in The Iowa area. My GGGF whose name was James H. Woolworth was born in Pittstown, New York, married Sarah Maria Yates there in 1837, had several children and then moved on to the west. He stopped for a short period of time in Marathon, and was living there when both the 1850 Federal and the 1855 State Census were taken. I have not been successful in finding his relationship to Joshua Woolworth who was living just down the street at the same time.

    James H. Woolworth moved on a few years later to a small town in southern Wisc. by the name of Arena. His wife died and is buried there, he then shortly remarried in the same town, and in the county registrars records of marriages, James H. states that his fathers name is Reuben Woolworth and his mothers first name is Salinda, but he does not give her maiden name. In my data base of Woolworths' I have a listing of five "Reubens". Two were born after James H., bringing the list down to three. Of the three remaining two of them are well known and identified including there wives and children and places of residence, etc. I have therefore eliminated them. This leaves me with just one "Reuben Woolworth".

    This Reuben Woolworth is of very great interest to me, he is the third son of Reuben E. Woolworth, he was born in 1793, making him just 25 years old when my James H. was born in 1817. I know absolutely nothing about this Reuben other than his date of birth and parents, brothers and sisters. Oh did I mention, he, Reuben has a brother by the name of Joshua Woolworth. Yes the same Joshua who lived in the town of Marathon. It really drives me insane to know that my James said that his father's name was Reuben, that he moved to Marathon, that Joshua lived in Marathon at the very same time and that Joshua's next older brother was named Reuben, of whome we know virtually nothing at all.

    I have a very large data base on the Woolworth Family, including many from Cortland and there lineage, and would be most happy to facilitate anyone interested in this family from Cortland County or any other part of New York State.

    John Woolworth


    ROBERT LEWIS YERKES (Hiram6, Daniel5, Silas Yerkes married Hannah4 Dungan, Thomas3, William Dungan married Deborah2 Wing, Daniel1) Born 12 Sept 1836, died 25 Aug 1891, Cheltenham, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania. Married about 1868, MARY HUDNET, born 23 June 1835, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; daughter of Charles Hudnet and Elizabeth Johnson. (ref: Yerkes Gen, pg 143). Robert and Mary had:

    i Ada H. Yerkes, born 12 July 1860

    ii STANLEY LEWIS YERKES, born 28 Nov 1874. Married Mar 1898, CATHAEINE COSTELLO, born 19 May 1877, Cortland, New York; daughter of Thomas Costello and Alice Gleason

    Need descendants/information on the above families. Am willing to share information.

    Kathryn Graham


    David YOUNG was born 6 Apr 1782 to Thomas YOUNG and Mable STODDARD at Ashford, Windham Co., CT. Elizabeth ROBBINS was born 7 Feb 1782 to Thomas ROBBINS and Azuba SQUIRE also at Ashford. Seek proof of marriage of Thomas YOUNG to Elizabeth ROBBINS. Marriage may have occured in Cortland / Onondaga(Marcellus?) / Orange Counties NY. David YOUNG and Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) lived in Cortland County from approximately 1808 - 1845 before emigrating to Ohio. Their children were Cynthia, John, Needham, Mable, David, Elizabeth M. Persis, Thomas Robbins.

    Louise Calaway


    Looking for William Charles Ziegler or Charles William Ziegler. He lived and may have died in Cortland. He lived in Cortland between 1940 - 1946 and worked as a litographer believe the company name was Sickler. Any help appreciated. Thank you.

    Lynne Z.         This query entered 04/13/99

    Submitter: Don Blauvelt

    Query Text: Seek descendants of Emily Maria (Robinson) Coleman, b. 1863, only d/o Rev. William Albert Robinson and Lucy Camp Swift first of Morrisville, VT. Emily's father was the long time Congregational pastor (s/o Rev. Septimius Robinson and Semantha Washburn) in Homer during the 2nd half of the 1800s. William and Lucy retired to Davenport, IA c1908 where Emily and her husband resided. Rev. William died 1910 in Davenport, IA at Emily's home and his estate probated there by widow Lucy. William was transported back and interred in Homer. Lucy Camp (Swift) Robinson may have also been interred in Homer but have no confirming information for this. Do not know what Emily's husband's name was or where they married (probably in/near Homer). Do not know how long the Coleman's were in Davenport or children, if any. Might they have migrated back to Homer area with widow Lucy following father William's death? Lucy's father was 7th generation from Rev. John Robinson and Bridget White, pastor of the Pilgrim's separatist church in Holland before the Mayflower sailed to Plymouth. Rev. William's father Rev. Septimius was the 6th child of Eliab (Peter and Ruth Fuller) and Lucy Richardson from Windham, CT to Dorset, VT 1790. Any information or leads greatly appreciated. Don Blauvelt

    Submitter: Jean Chapman Snow

    Query Text: Lucy Chapman, b 2 Apr 1801, either Lebanon CT or Cooperstown NY (it was right about the time her family was moving from Lebanon to the latter), m Zera Tanner 17 Mar 1825 in Cooperstown. She is mentioned in her father's will as being in Cortland County in 1855. TIA for any info. Jean Chapman Snow.

    Submitter: Chris

    Query Text: I am searching for the parents of my ggg. grandma Lovina Severance born 1824 in New York, I have a good felling that John Severance of Truxton was her father...any information on his family would be much appreciated.

    Submitter: Name unknown

    Query Text: I am a great-great-great-great-great grandson of Elihu Holland and Jerusha Palmer, who arrived in Cortland County around 1800. They lived near the Town of Solon, where Elihu was elected to many public offices, Children include Chester (my line), John, Palmer, Elihu G., Eliza, Hannah, and Oliver. Elihu died in 1849 and Jerusha died in 1850. They are buried on the family farm. Chester went on to Ohio and eventually up to Michigan. John never married, and lived in Chicago. Palmer died in 1850, of cholera. Elihu G. traveled to Europe in the 1850's, where he taught and lectured. He also served as Chaplain of the 156th NY Vols. Eliza married John Stebbins and moved to Michigan. Hannah married Dr. Jeremiah Russell, and also moved to Michigan. Oliver remained in New York, and was married to Sal Smith.

    Submitter: Joy Miksic

    Query Text: I am researching CADY, particularly interested in Johnson and his children. Where he settled and when he moved to Sempronius.

    Submitter: Bonnie Noe

    Query Text: John W. BALLARD, born 1821, NY (Courtland County) married Aceneth (Unknown, born 1824, NY. Their issue: Benjamin b.1852(Indiana) Suphronia b.1856(Ohio) Constanzia b.1861(Ohio) William b.1863(Ohio). Am looking for a connection with Homer, Cortland, NY, Ballard's: John Ballard (1758) married Mary Polly Pierson (1768). They had a child named Sophronia b.1801. The name is quite unique which leads me to think there is a link between my John W. BALLARD and this family.

    Submitter: Ms. S. Doré

    Query Text: NY State Birth Certificate info. Cortland, Co. Certificate No. 06951 County of Cortland Town of Homer, State of New York Name of Child: Geraldine Elizabeth Murphy, Reg. No. 446 Date of Report: February 21, 1899 Name: Geraldine Elizabeth MURPHY Sex: Female Color: White Date of Birth: February 21, 1899 Place of Birth: Homer, NY Father's name: Edward MURPHY Father's residence: Homer Father's birthplace: Homer Age: 25 Occupation: (blank) Mother's name: Minnie Murphy Name before marriage: Minnie YOUNGS Residence: Homer Mother's Birthplace: Cortland Co. Age: 22 Number of previous children: one (1) How many now living? two (2)

    Submitter: Pinky Palladino

    Query Text: Looking for family of Harriet Whitmond born about 1815 Cortland Co.

    Submitter: Robert Broady

    Query Text: Looking for information on a Norris Colliar who was orphaned and taken in by Horace Smith of Cortland County. The following from "Biographical Review of residents of Broome Co., NY" "The birthplace of Norris Colliar was in New York State, on the banks of the Hudson River, where he first saw the light in 1821. He was one of a family of six small children who, being early left without parents, were carried to the County House. From that place Norris was taken by Horace Smith, of Cortland County, who brought him up, and proved to be a kind and helpful benefactor. In my research, I find a Horace Smith that resided in Willet, he is listed on the 1830, 1840, 1850 and 1860 census. Any help on the above information will be greatly appreciated.

    Submitter: cathryn

    Query Text: I am trying to identify--or at least date-- an old photograph. On the back, it says G. I. Pruden, Cortland NY and then says G.E. Butler, successor to G. I. Butler. I believe the photograph was taken between 1860 and 1880, most likely. Does anyone know of these photographers and the dates in which they were in business? Thanks so much in advance.

    Submitter: carol hawley oslage

    Query Text: Looking for william hawley, wife philura

    Submitter: Bert Semmelink

    Query Text: Looking for info on Stephen Pierce He apeares in the 1850 Marathon, Cortland county census: Stephen Pierce 29 Carpenter b. NY Caroline 25 NY Julia 3 NY Delizon 2 NY By 1860 they have moved to Michigan.

    Submitter: ralph preston

    Query Text: would like imformation on john preston family born in otsgeo? courtland co. 1798.

    Submitter: Judith Spenard Pausley

    Query Text: My greataunt Florence Doe Pickering moved there many years ago and had several sons with the last name Doe. I don't know her maiden name. Her first husband was Warren Doe, brother to my grandfather George. Warren died in Europe and Aunt Florence remarried Pickering.

    Submitter: K. Schumann

    Query Text: Searching for info on my fifth great grandfather, Benjamin Webster born 1760 in CT. and died in 1840 in Allegany Co., NY. Benjamin appears in the 1820 Truxton, Cortland Co. Census. His wife was Lydia Kinsley born 1762 in Truxton, Cortland Co., NY and died in 1844 in Allegany Co., NY. Any help greatly appreciated.

    Submitter: Margaret W. Ostrom

    Query Text: Searching for Peters from Preble, NY.

    Submitter: nancy Schott

    Query Text: Silas Williams was living in Homer, in 1855. His daughter, Ida Mae Williams was born there in 1856. Silas was supposedly born in NY in 1822. His wife's name was Helen M. I am looking for his wife's surname and ancestors for both of them.

    Submitter: Terry Holland

    Query Text: I am a g-g-g-g grandson of Elihu and Jerusha Holland. They lived and died near Solon, he in 1849 and she in 1851. Children included Chester, Eliza, Hannah, John, Palmer, Oliver, Elihu G., and Josiah. Please contact me with any additional info. The family papers were apparently turned over to Dave and Almira Rogers.

    Submitter: Beverly Luce Walker

    Query Text: William E. Thomas in his will of 1854 stated he wished to be buried in the church yard. He lived in Lapeer, Cortland Co. What church of that time would he have been speaking of and are the names of those buried there available? Will appreciate any clues.

    Submitter: Gen [Sherwood] Bullock

    Query Text: I am searching for information on Erwin E. King and his sister Florence [and their parentage] who lived in Harford, Cortland County when Erwin was married in 1897. Erwin later lived in Dryden, Tompkins County. Erwin and wife, Edith Fulton, had a daughter, Leora, who married a Sherwood in Trumansburg, NY. Any information would be appreciated. Gen [Sherwood]Bullock

    Submitter: Brenda Lee Teed

    Query Text: Looking for information on the father of David Teed. David Teed was born 1760, Cortland Manor, Westchester County, NY. His father's name was Daniel Teed, they were United Empire Loyalists. David was Married to Eleanor Wynn, not sure if she is from the same area, but would like any information on her also. Thank you. Brenda Teed

    Submitter: Sharon

    Query Text: Looking for information on a Maud or Maude Shufelt. Beleived to have married a Charles Smith, she had a brother Agustus & sister Melva. Her parents were Eugene & Ida Shufelt.

    Submitter: mary ellen

    Query Text: Looking for the family of James M.HAIGHT. 1880 NY Fed Census has him living in Homer with daughters Lula age 16, Madge age 13 and Maude age 8. James' age is 49. His occupation is listed as taxidermist. There is no wife listed, who was she?? Madge went on to marry George Hurlbert and they lived in Cuyler.

    Submitter: Michael Seamans

    Query Text: I'm seeking any information on James H. Haight and his descendants. From what I can gather, James H. Haight married an Ada Bouton on January 24, 1827 in Albany County, New York. They then moved to the Cortland County area. He was registered in the 1830 census in the town of Freetown, 1840 in the town of Virgil, 1850 in the town of Cortlandville, and then back in Freetown in 1860.

    Also recorded in the 1860 census was a James H. Haight, Jr. in Freetown. James & Ada had two other sons, David B. and George H. that I can document, but James I cannot. I am looking for a solid connection between James H. Haight and James H. Haight, Jr. It would be a logical assumption that they are directly related because of the names, but I need definite dates. According to information passed down from my family, James H. Haight (Jr.? - my family makes no mention of a Jr.) married a Deziah\Desiah\Desire Kent from either Truxton or Homer area. They had a daughter, Madge E. Haight, who was my g-g-grandmother.

    James H. Haight & Ada were buried in Forest Hill cemetary near Blodgett Mills, but I cannot find any trace of James H. Haight & Deziah Kent. My g-g-grandmother grew up in the Truxton area & she and my g-g-grandfather, George hurlbert, are buried in the Cuyler cemetary. I would think that they stayed in the area since their family did.

    If anyone has any information, it would be greatly appreciated! I can trace James H Haight's ancestors back to 1545, but I need some information so that I can link it all together! I'm looking for any birth, death or marriage dates, etc. I have some information, but I am doubting the accuracy of the information because some of the information seems to conflict with what my family has passed along, etc. Michael Seamans

    Submitter: Barbara

    Query Text: I am looking for documentation on Ada M. KENT. Family records say she was born May 28, 1863 in Truxton, NY. Her father was Alson Kent and mother was Jane ORTON. Alson Kent was born Sept 22, 1835 in NY and the father of Alson is said to be Ashley Kent. Has anyone done any work on this particular KENT family? I have much more information on Ada Kent who married Charles ROBINSON in Wisconsin in 1884.

    Thanks for any help. Barbara in Canada

    Submitter: Christina Scouten

    Query Text: I am looking for any thing on a Arthur Leigh Scouten son of Grant and Florence Scouten. I have nothing but names for these people. I could guess that Arthur was born about 1900. Thanks to anyone who could help.

    Submitter: Dick Herrinton

    Query Text: I am looking for information concerning "David Herrinton Pottery (could be spelled Harrington)". I believe David had a pottery shop in Truxton in the early 1800's. Thanks for your consideration of this matter.
    Dick Herrinton
    1220 N. Armstrong
    Fresno, Ca 93727

    Submitter: Eric Fenton

    Query Text: Our family is on a search for Amariah Fenton who we believed to live in or around 1821 with a wife named Betsey E. We think Amariah's parents are to be: Adonijah and Drusilla Fenton. And we also believe Betsey E's maiden name is Carroll. Thank you for your time. Eric Fenton son of Richard and Barbara of Springfield, VT

    Submitter: Deb Goldgehn

    Query Text: I'm looking for any faimly information on Norman HASKELL. Norman was a member of the 44th NYI and died at Hanover Court House, VA in 1862. He is listed first on the Civil War monument at the McGrawville Rural Cemetery. I have 3 letters that he wrote to my gg grandmother, Lois Hulbert Olds. Thanks for any info anyone might have.

    Submitter: Belinda Howell

    Query Text: Looking for any info on Willard Stevens or Edith Stevens, children are Susan, Sally, Sandra, Sharon, Walter and William.

    If you have any suggestions, please e-mail Tim Stowell

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