DUTCHESS COUNTY QUERIES

Surnames Beginning with "F"




FAIRWEATHER, WING. Seeking information about Capt. Robert FAIRWEATHER whose tombstone refers to the WING family. Any information will be appreciated, especially since he is not a capt. in the Navy or a fireman. More details will be provided as I get them. Sue Clement catpak@execpc.com 0797

FARINGTON, HOFFMAN. Seeking parents of Charles FARINGTON b. 21 Aug 1817 in Poughkeepsie d. 12 May 1892 in Spring Green, Sauk Co., WI. m. Ellen HORRMAN/HUFFMAN (daughter of Ludowick HOFFMAN b. 3 Apr 1816, bapt. Dutch Reformed Church; m. 23 Sept. 1835 (location unknown - does not appear in marriage records of the Dutch Reforned Church. Carol J. Frank cjfrank@primenet.com 0797

FARKAS(H), TORKAS, SZEMANN. Seeking information about FARKAS(H), TORKAS and SZEMANN Hungarian families. Known to have resided in Poughkeepsie in the 1910-1920 period. Some descendents may still remain. Harry Pontius hpontius@calibresys.com 1197

FEINHOUT, KIEFFER. Seeking information about the ancestory of Arend (Aaron) FEINHOUT m. abt 1760 to Marytjen KIEFFER. They had seven children, all born and baptized at either St. Paul's or St. Peter's Lutheran Churches in Red Hook and Rhinebeck. These children were Christina b.1762; Janneken b.1764; Corneles b. 1766; Neeltjen b. 1772; Catharina b. 1774; Anna b. 1775 and Corneles b. 1778. Anna m. 1793 married at St. Peter's to Jeremiah NEHER. Toby Dills tdills@mail.ici.net 0897

FERRIS. Seeking information about FERRIS family. Samuel Ferris was from England. His son, Zachariah b. abt 1635 d 1710 in Charleston, MA m. Sarah BLOOD. His son, Zachariah II, b. 24 July 1674 in Charleston, MA d. 1750 in New Milford, CT m.1) Sarah Reed BARLOW m.2) Ann MOTT. Benjamin, son of Zachariah II b. 10 Nov 1708 in New Milford, CT (Stratford) m. Phebe BEECHER. Their son Reed FERRIS b. 16 August 1730 in New Milford, CT d. 30/31 March 1804 in Oblong, Dutchess Co. m. Anne TRIPP. Their son Warren FERRIS b. 19 Feb 1763 in Quaker Hill, Pawling, Dutchess Co. d. 26 March 1813 in Glens Falls, NY m abt 1787 to Ruth TABER. Their son Angus FERRIS b. 1787/88 in Glens Falls, NY d. 10 Sep 1813 in Erie, PA. (Wish I knew what ship he had hauling supplies for Perry) m. Sarah GRAY (daughter of Jabesh GRAY and Ruth NORTON. Their son Warren Angus was my great grandfather who d. in Texas. Lorraine C. Kircher ldicrs@aol.com 0797

FERRIS, RICE. Seeking information about Ransom FERRIS b. 24 Feb 1803 in either NY or Scotland m. 30 Jun 1839 in Pawling, NY to Lois RICE b.. 21 Feb 1816 in Pawling, NY. Children: Margaret Ann b. 31 Mar 1841 in Pawling; Edmund Ransom b: 23 Aug 1843 in Pawling; and Florence Augusta b: 7 June 1850 in Pawling. I would love to find the parents of Ransom and Lois. They migrated to Washtanaw County, MI during the early 1850s. John E. Ferris, 10563 Rock View Ct., Auburn, CA 95602-9285. Jferris@oro.net 0897

FILKIN, VONK. Seeking information about Henry FILKIN b. 26 May 1651 d. 24 Oct 1713 and wife Katherine Vonk. Henry was one of the origional "Nine Great Partners" of Dutchess Co. He had 9 children (Jane, Henry Jr, Abraham, Isaac, Francis, Cornelius, Catharina, Jacob, and Johannis). Francis was Judge and Justice of Dutchess Co. from 1733-48, and married Cathrena LEWIS, widow of Peter Van Kleeck. They had 4 or 5 children. bfilkins@hotmail.com 0997

FINGER, BARRINGER, SCHMIT, BECKER BAME. Looking for descendants of the following: Conrad FINGER b. 1746 d. 1830 and Anna BARRINGER b. 1751 d. 1831; Petrus Z. SCHMIT b. 1741 and Elisabeth BARRINGER b. 1744 in Dutchess Co., whose children were bapt. in Columbia Co.; Lawrence D. BECKER b. Columbia Co.d. 1851 in Rensselaer Co.and Rebecca BAME b. 1788 d. 1837. Barbara Jeffries jeffribm@gw.sunysccc.edu 0397

FINGER, BEST. Seeking dates of birth/death for Henry FINGER and wife Emily BEST m. 1906 at Evangelical Lutheran Church (St. John's?) in Manorton. Children: Floyd and Foster (twins) b. 2 Oct 1911. Cheryl Morrison cpmalm@peganet.com 0198

FINGER, STALL. Seeking parents, dates of birth/death for Rensellaer FINGER and wife Rachel STALL m. 1870 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Manorton. They lived on "Finger Homestead" on Rt. 9 just south of the Columbia - Dutchess Co. Line. Childen: Henry, John, Sara Mae (Mary?), & Lillian. Cheryl Morrison cpmalm@peganet.com 0198

FISH, SLOCUM. Seeking information about Lucretia FISH b. abt 1765 m. abt 1780 to George SLOCUM b. in Pawling Twp., Dutchess Co. Their son John SLOCUM b. abt 1786 in Dutchess Co. Barbara Lewis lewisb@jcave.com 0897

FISKE, JONES. Seeking Marriage and Baptism records for the following: Robert FISKE m. Elizabeth JONES in the Reformed Dutch Church in Fishkill, Dutchess Co., NY. Children: Abraham b. abt 1780 in Dutchess Co., NY; Henry b. abt 1778 in Dutchess co., NY. Could be others. Abraham FISKE m.(1) Unknown but believed to have married in same church and location m.(2) Artimetia HURD in Reformed Dutch Church 1808 in Fishkill, Dutchess Co., NY. Children: Maranda b. 180(3); James M.; Robert W.; Elizabeth I. Again all records would be in the Reformed Dutch Church in Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York. Tricia McCully Rankin Tricia 588 0397

FOSS, STEWART. Seeking Poughkeepsie, NY information about Charles Augustus FOSS m. Flora Minnie STEWART b. Kilkenney, Down Co., Ireland. Children: Charles A., Moses Stewart, William Henry, John Roosevelt, Grace Elisabeth, etc. All are buried in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Dutchess Co., NY. Carol Swinehart cshart@greenapple.com 1096

FOSTER, KNAPP. Seeking information about the parents and family of Orin FOSTER, apparently born in Dutchess Co, and his wife Emaline KNAPP, apparently born in Otsego Co. My father remembers visiting their gravesite on a trip from Cobleskil to Cooperstown. The children of Orin and Emaline were Elizabeth M. b. 11 Jul 1826; Caroline C. b. Oct 1828 d. 10 Jul 1883 in Elmira, NY m. Henry BALDWIN; Theodore b. 28 Sep 1830 d. Feb 1907 in Lewis Co, NY m. Ellen HOLLENBECK; John Knapp b. 15 Aug 1832 in Middlefield, Otsego Co. d. 8 Apr 1924 Fall River, Columbia Co, WI m. Catherine M. DECKER and Elizabeth BAXANDALL; and Smith b. 4 Jul 1835 d. 1913. Family legend connects the family somehow to Enoch CROSBY, Revolutionary War spy. Jon Udell Jon.Udell@pobox.com 0497

FOSTER, WHEEDON. Seeking information on William FOSTER m. Patience. Served in Rev. War from Dutchess Co., NY. Children: 1. William b. abt 1776 2. Allen b. abt 1778, 3. Edward b. abt 1780, 4. Clark, b. 1790 m. Elizabeth WHEEDON, 5. Thomas b. abt 1792, 6. Elizabeth, b. abt 1793, and 7. Sylvia b. abt. 1794. Understand William had a brother, Vincent who also served from Dutchess Co., NY. At some point after Rev. War, William FOSTER moved to Saratoga, then on to Marcellas, Washington Co., NY. William had at least 10 brothers and sisters. Was told he was born in Ridgefield, CT, but haven't proven. Anyone having information on this FOSTER line, please contact me. I have additional information and family Bible. Mary Norman pinetucket@prodigy.net 0397

FRALICK/FRELIGH/FRALECH, SAMPLE. Seeking information about my great grandmother, Clarissa FRALICK/FRELIGH (daughter of Isaac FRALICK/FROLICH) b. 18 Jan 1813. Censuses list her place of birth as NY, and family information suggests it could be Dutchess Co. She married James SAMPLE in 1829 at West Shefford, Quebec. Would like to find information about her parents, and exchange pictures, etc. with relatives. Barbara Sample Schuler bss@add-inc.com 0497

FULLER, DICKENSON. Seeking information about Josiah FULLER b. 23 Feb 1729 in Colchester, CN who married Irene DICKENSON. He is descended from the Mayflower FULLERs. I am trying to track a son of his, Jeduthan FULLER b. 5 Sep 1765 in Dutchess Co., NY. I would really appreciate any sources which can confirm this information or give me more. dgranger@erols.com 0597

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