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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.

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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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    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

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