Cortland County

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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

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