Cortland County

Queries   J-M


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
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    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

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