Cortland County

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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


Leonard HALL was born in Cortland co 23 Dec 1819. His father was Stephan HALL who moved to Cortland co. from Mansfield, CT. Stephan's brother, Gurdon HALL was also living in Cortland co. at least until 1850. I find Stephan in the 1820 census but not Gurdon. I find Gurdon in the 1835 census, but not Stephan. Any info?

Bev Nohr


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

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