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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

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