DUTCHESS COUNTY QUERIES

Surnames Beginning with "R"



RABATOY, Leo. Seeking information about Leo RABATOY who lived in Keesville, NY abt 1937. Leo was born in the 1890s. His wife's name was Mary. Leo died in Beacon, Dutchess Co., NY. Michael Disorbo mdisorbo@eznet.net 0497

RANKER, Sebastian. Seeking information about my great grandfather Sebastian RANKER, a lithographer in Manhattan or somewhere in NYC 1860-1900. Keith Ranker keitha@ldl.net 0397

RANOUS/RHYNAS. Seeking information about James RANOUS m. Sarah (?). They moved from Dutchess Co., NY to Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada abt 1807. Seeking birth records for children: Mary b. 1792; Isaac b. 1802 in Poughkeepsie, NY. Are there other RANOUS families from Pleasant Valley, NY? Kate McKay mackay@adan.kingston.net 0397

RAYNOR, VARK. Seeking information about John RAYNOR m. Joanna VARK. They owned 110 Mansion Square, Poughkeepsie in 1860's. Daughter Gertrude RAYNOR m. Nathan SACKETT. They were divorced after having a daughter, Helen Field Sackett b. 8 July, 1854. She was raised at 110 Mansion Square. Need any genealogical information on any of these people. Is the house at 110 Mansion Square still standing? John Garwood Aventura@InfoAve.Net 0697

REARDON, William. Seeking information about my great grandfather William REARSON b. 1835 d. 1914. Buried St. Johns's in Pawling, NY. Records missing. JoAnn Sprenker chillywilly@earthlink.net 0397

REED, TOMPKINS. Seeking information about James REED b. abt 1825 m. abt 1850 to Mary TOMPKINS in Dutchess Co. Daughter Sarah b. 1851 in Dutchess Co. Who were James' parents? Rick Reed rickreed@bellsouth.net 0997

REYNOLDS, Jonathan. Seeking information about Jonathan REYNOLDS d. 1808. Delijim @aol.com 1197

REYNOLDS, Nehemiah. Seeking information about Nehemiah REYNOLDS, a Quaker. He served during the revolution. Settled in Dutchess Co. and is possibly the father of Sarah REYNOLDS, who married Silas TITUS circa 1765. Leo Titus tituspsi@erols.com 0697

REYNOLDS, TITUS. Seeking information about parents of Sarah REYNOLDS. She married Silas TITUS and lived in Dutchess Co. (probably Amenia) between 1765 and 1776. Silas TITUS was born 1713 in Huntington, LI. Sarah and Silas had a son Stephen TITUS born in Dutchess County in 1772. Leo Titus tituspsi@erols.com 0497

REYNOLDS, VERVALIN. Seeking parentage of Egbert REYNOLDS b. Pine Plains, Dutchess Co., NY, resided in Guildford, Chenango, Co., NY with wife Keziah VERVALIN b. abt 1834. Judith Mayfield judymay@tenet.edu 0297

RHODES, Phebe. Seeking any information about the family of Phebe Rhodes (daughter of Benjamin RHODES and Rosanna LETTEMORE) b. 30 Apr 1802 in Dutchess Co. dwightm@usa1.com 0697

RICE, David. Seeking information about David RICE, Sr. and Jr. families. They lived in Dutchess County for 40 yrs. More of the time they lived in Pleasant Valley and at one time in Poughkiphie. David, Sr. was still alive in 1840 and David, Jr. I think was married at least twice . He had no wife in 1840. David, Jr. had a daughter, Ann M. She married and moved to Chatham in Columbia Co. Ardis a.wolven@mach7.com 0497

RICHMOND, RAY. Seeking information about David S. RICHMOND b. 1785 in Poughkeepsie (son of Sylvester RICHMOND and Jane BOWERMAN) m. Mercy RAY. David & Mercy are my 4th g-grandparents. Dan Goetz fritzxtc@aol.com 0897

ROBBLEE, BAKER. Seeking ancestors and descendents of William ROBBLEE, resident of Oblong, Dutchess Co., NY abt 1760s, resident of Lanesboro, Berkshire Co., MA before 1772. William ROBBLEE m. Katurah BAKER and served in the Revolutionary War in Lanesboro, MA. He died there in 1792. mcginnis@warren.med.harvard.edu 0197

ROBERTS, ODLER. Seeking information about children of Ethan Allen ROBERTS b. 7 Jul 1777 in Dorset, Bennington Co., VT (brother of an apparent twin, Esther A. ROBERTS born on same date) m. Sallie ODLER. Ethan and Esther are the children of Peter ROBERTS b. abt 1850 in Amenia, Dutchess Co. and Jane BAKER. According to Census and land records, Ethan and Sallie lived in Plattsburgh between 1800 and 1834 and were living in Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., NY in 1840. My ancestor, a Catherine ROBERTS b. abt 1815 in N.Y. I believe her to be the daughter of Ethan Allen ROBERTS. She and her husband Horace S. SMITH had their first child in Plattsburgh in 1832 and lived next door to Ethan Robertse in Potsdam. Hope to get more proof of the relationship. All inquiries welcome! BeeLock4@aol.com 0797

ROBINSON, Seeking parents of Abijah P. ROBINSON b. July 9, 1806 in Fishkill d. December 4, 1874 in Mayfield. His father's name is possibly John ROBINSON, Jr. His mother's maiden name is unknown. I'm also looking for information on his grandparents, if obtainable. Holly Merchant holly.merchant@aspentech.com 0797

ROBINSON, STONE. I have done extensive research into the family of Maj. Ebenezer ROBINSON, Sr. and his family in early Dutchess Co. He served as a Captain in June 1776 and later Major (1778) in the 7th Regiment, Dutchess Co. Militia under Col. Ludington. He married Anne STONE in 1756 and had two daughters, Ann and Ester, and six sons; Issachar, Ebenezer, Jr., David, Daniel, Nathaniel and Stephen. He farmed in Frederickstown from 1740s to the late 1790s. I am especially interested in any documentation substantiating the relationship between Issachar and Ebenezer. I am willing to share information. waderob@aol.com 1097

ROE, KNAPP. Seeking information about ancestry of Milicent/Milah/Millah ROE. She m. 24 Oct 1762 to Zephaniah KNAP in Rumbout or Poughkeepsie, according to "Record of Marriaqes of the Presbyterian Churches in Rumbout and Poughkeepsie" as published in the NY Genealogical & Biographical Record, Vol 69,[1938], p 291. Roger L. Walter rlwalter@eclipse.net 1197

ROGERS. I am researching the ROGERS family in Dutchess Co. and one of my ancestors, Hezekiah ROGERS, was a settler of the Beekman Patent. Does anybody know if and when there will be more forthcoming volumes of Frank J. Doherty's series "Settlers of the Beekman Patent"? The first three volumes published in 1990-1993 have been an excellent source of information about the ROGERS and allied families. Gene Major, 10936 Kathleen Ct., Columbia, MD 21044 majorg@erols.com 1197

ROGERS, VERVEELEN. Seeking descendants of John ROGERS b. 1711 NYC d. 1777 in Phillips Prec. Dutchess Co.; and wife Hester VERVEELEN. They lived on Canopus Creek, in that part of the Highlands known as "Continental Village". George Rogers georog@mis.net 0597

ROSE, ADAMS. Seeking information about Chloe ROSE b. Nov 14, 1736 d. Oct. 13, 1803 m. 1755 in Amenia, NY to John ADAMS. They had a daughter Huldah ADAMS. Who were Chloe's parents? Lois DeGraaf KLDegraaf@classic.msn.com 1197

ROWLAND, FOWLER, TOWNSEND, WIXON. Seeking information about ROWLAND, FOWLER, TOWNSEND and WIXON families in Dutchess Co., NY 1730-1830s. Will exchange information. Barbara Eberhart vazv97a@prodigy.com 1196

ROWLES, CLARK. Seeking information about David ROWLES b. Oct 1792 d. 1868 in Monroe Co., IA (son of Thomas ROWLES b. 1753 probably in Baltimore, MD d. 1813 in Steuben Co. m. 2 Feb 1787 in Baltimore to Christiana BRANSON b. 1756? d. 1803 in Steuben Co., NY. They moved to Bradford, Steuben Co, NY, c1800, where he reportedly open the area's first hotel) m. 8 Aug 1814 in Steuben Co., NY to Rebecca CLARK b. 1798 in Dutchess Co., NY d. 1882 in Monroe Co., IA. David was a War of 1812 veteran. They migrated first to Covington, Fountain Co., IN in 1823, where David (like his father) opened the county's first hotel or inn. They moved to Iowa Territory in 1844. There are numerous ROWLES/ROLES/ROLLS families in 18th century Maryland. Can anyone identity Thomas's connections there? Did any other of the ROWLES families of Maryland move to New York State? (This seems an unlikely migration pattern). Information on the parentage of Christiana BRANSON and Rebecca CLARK would also be most welcome. Michael K. Smith mksmith1@swbell.net 0897

RUBLIER, William and brother Andrew. Seeking ancestors and descendents of William RUBLIER m. 21 Dec 1727 to Abigail BRUSH, and brother Andrew RUBLIER m.(1) 20 Jul 1730 to Hannah BRUSH d. before Jul 1733 m.(2) 20 Jul 1733 to Abigail HAWKINS. Children: Abigail c. 1729, William c. 1732/3, Thomas c. 1735, Hannah c. 1734, Andrew c. 1736, Reuben c. 1738 and John c. 1739/40. All children christened in Huntington, according to Records of the First Church of Huntington, Long Island, 1723-1779. Are the ROBBLEE and RUBLIER families the same line? Are they related to the RAPALJE-RAPELYEA families? Is the RAPLEE the same line as the ROBBLEE-RUBLIER families of Suffolk and Dutchess Counties? L. K. McGinnis mcginnis@warren.med.harvard.edu 0197

RUSSELL, James O. Seeking information about James O. Russell in Dutchess Co., NY. Chris sprintrider@webtv.net 0397

RUSSELL, John. Seeking information about John RUSSELL b. abt 1755 in England d. Phillipstown, NY. Lived in Fishkill area before the Revolution m. Ann. Children: William b. 2 Aug 1778 in Fishkill, NY d. 7 Feb 1846 in Fishkill, NY. William Russell russell1@sprynet.com 1296

RUSSELL, WILLIAMS. Seeking information about the families of my grandparents, William RUSSELL and Mae Louise WILLIAMS. William b. 1 Mar 1895 m(1). Mae Louise WILLIAMS m(2). Rose COHEN Child: Priscilla b. abt 1930. William was reported to be living at RFD 1, McKinley Ave., East Hemstead, Long Island, NY in 1944. William had a brother, Frederick. Mae Louise WILLIAMS b. 1894 in Brewster, NY d. April 19,1937 in Brooklyn, NY M(1). William RUSSELL m(2). 8 Dec 1930 to Theodore HOOVEN of Hoover. Her children were in St. Christophers at Dobbs Ferry, NY for a while. She had a brother J. M. WILLIAMS from Fishkill, NY and an aunt there, also, but I dont know her name. I have heard that Mae was raised by her aunt. Kathie Russell Vaangel101@aol.com 0497

RUSSELL, WIXSOM. Seeking information about family of John RUSSELL b. 1756 d. 1833 m. Anna WIXSOM b. 1769 d. 1848. Children: Phebe RUSSELL b. 1788 d. 1857 m. John WIXSOM Jr.; Robert W. RUSSELL b. 1791 d. 1858 m.1) Sally WILLIAMS m.2) Mary b. 1798 d. 1848; David RUSSELL d. 1858 m. Susan BALDWIN; Levi RUSSELL b. 1813 d. 1896 m. Mariah BALDWIN; Lee RUSSELL b. 1800 d. 1888 m. Mary STURDEVANT; Abijah RUSSELL; Isaac RUSSELL; William RUSSELL; John RUSSELL; Abigail RUSSELL; Sodhiah RUSSELL; Naomi RUSSELL; Margret RUSSELL; and Elizabeth RUSSELL. Charlotte Richarz Cricharz@aol.com 0997

RUTTY, Ezra and Samuel. Seeking information on Ezra and Samuel RUTTY. They may be brothers. Ezra b. 1741 in Killingworth, CT, 1741 d. 1812 in Towanda, Bradford Co., PA m. Mary SIMONS. They lived in Pawlings and Ezra moved to PA in 1785. Barbara Rutty Conrad bconrad@epix.net 1297

RYDER, REASONER. Seeking information about David RYDER b. New York, husband of Helen REASONER b. 1848 in MA d. 1917. Helen is buried in Hillsdale Cemetery. They had a son Harold Reasoner RYDER b. December 1874 in Bangall d. 1954 and is buried in Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, NY. Richard Ryder Rundal@AOL.COM 0897

RYERSON, Stephen . Seeking parents and siblings of Stephen RYERSON b. 9 Feb 1763 in Dutchess Co., NY. DGROVES263@aol.com 0497

RYEL. Seeking burial locations of any RYELs. Trying to locate Phillipstown in Dutchess county, NY and names of cemeteries in Phillipstown prior to 1800. Richard Cullison boncul@fullnet.net 0597

RYNDERS/RYNESS/RHYNDRESS/REIJNERSE, HUNT. Seeking information about James Jacobus RYNDERS (son of Meijnerdt REIJNERSE and Elizabet WILLIMSE or Marretje LETSON) m. 12 Feb 1784 in Pleasant Valley, NY to Sarah HUNT. They moved to York Co., Ontario about 1804. Craig Salisbury csalisbury@webster.sk.ca 1196

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