I am looking for information on Rueben Hanan. He was born in Niagara County on Jan 4, 1822. He apparently grew up there and married a Assentha Green before settling in Iowa in 1870. I think his father's name is Samuel but have no further information. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help me in my search - April 1999.
I am looking for information on Samuel HANAN. Samuel married an Abigail Wilson. They had a son, Reuben Hanan who married an Assentha Annas. I know they lived in Niagara in 1822 since Reuben was born in the county - April 1999.
I need first names and birth and death dates of Hanleys buried in St. Patrick's cemetery in Barker. The male may be James or Thomas; the female may be Margaret or Mary. 1830's may be approximate birth date. (11/Mar/1997)
George V. Griffith315 E. 5thChadron, NE 69337
I am looking for information on a family who had a store in Lockport in 1856 and took three orphaned boys who were relatives from St Joseph's Orphanage in Lackawanna. The boys were Edward, Philip and John (ST Joseph's records show Handrin) Census records for Buffalo in 1850 show Richard Handlin, wife Anastasic(Fogarty), Edward 7, Philip 5 and John 2 months. Edward and Philip ran away after they had saved some money from tips they earned making deliveries for the store. John remained with the family. Edward and Philip were separated in Erie Pa. and never saw each other again. Philip is my ancestor. He spelled his name Handrehan but since he was only 10 when his parents died we are not sure if he had it right or not. He was born in County Clare, Ireland and was a Roman Catholic and had red hair. Any help appreciated. I have checked census records for Lockport but not knowing the name I am looking for it has been next to impossible - Jan 2000
P. O. Box 253
Winchester OH 45697
I am seeking information on George W. HARRINGTON (1823-1900) of Lockport, Niagara County, NY who was married to Judith BENNETT HARRINGTON (1828-1899)on 7/2/1850. His mothers' name was Electa HARRINGTON but I do not know hisfathers' name. George had a sister named Jane and one named Lucy or Louisa. Any information that you might have would truly be helpful in my research. Thank you for your time and consideration. (31/Aug/1996)
Michael E. Harrington2 s 771 Winchester Circle East, Warrenville, Illinois 60555
Theophilus HARRINGTON and Charlotte MILLS married in
Niagara County, NY. They lived in the Lockport area for 16 years and had four
children: John, James, Sarah and William. I would appreciate any
information on any of these families. Charlotte MILLS was born
in Ireland..went to Canada..then here. They were in Niagara
County (Lockport) in 1840. Thank you. (Sat Oct 11 1997 at 03:21:54)
Pleasant Lake, MI 49272
Looking for any information on Enoch Hodges HARRIS born 1869 Shrawley, Worcester England went to Creemore, Simcoe Ontario, Canada. I found him in the 1900 federal census in Barre, Orlean County, New York at the age 31. Also found him in 1925 State Census in Gasport, Niagara County living on Myrtle Avenue. He died 1949 and buried in Mt Ridge Cem Gasport, Royalton, Niagara, New York. He had three daughters: Pearl, Evelyn and Hazel, my father's mother marrried Charles F. LORT.
Any information would help. Thanks - March 2000
Mark R. Lort
15818 N 52nd Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254-1707
Looking for data on Dieter HARTRANFT born in 1802 at Berks County, PA, moved to Seneca Falls, NY circa 1827 and on to Royalton Township, Niagara County, NY by 1840. Married to Margaret NUNNAMACHER born in 1807 PA; died 1888. Dieter died 1871. Both are buried in Dysinger Cemetery along with son, Charles; other children include Nathan, Aaron, Eliza, Mariah, Henry, Priscilla, Sarah, Mary Ann, and Margaret. Surnames connected with this family include WILSEY, ADAMS, BEDELL, DOANE, and HUNT. I am happy to share any and all information.
The Draper Tree. - Wed. April 1, 1998
Elwyn D. Draper
1873 Bluehill Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
I have just learned that there are a number of Harvey's liisted in the 1860 Federal Census for Niagara Co. I have listed them below along with the page numbers and towns. If anyone can give me any information on any of them I would be most grateful.
In return I have access to the Federal Censuses for the state of Pa. and would be willing to trade lookup time with anyone that may be able to help. As an alternative I am willing to pay any reasonable fees for any help.
I am most interested in the Silas Harvey listed on pg. 549 Royalton.
According to his War of 1812 papers obtained from the National Archives, my 3rd ggrandfather Silas Harvey b. 1795 Ma. was known to be in Niagara Co. in Oct. 1813 when he was inducted into the NY. State Militia. "He was mustered at Black Rock and after a few days marched north to Fort Niagara where he volunteered to cross over and occupy Fort George. He was discharged at Fort Niagara in Dec. 1813 a few days before the British burned Buffalo".
He is next found in Crawford Co. Pa. in 1820 with wife Rachel Paden and two sons both under age 5. He migrated to Ashtabula co. Oh. about 1829.
In 1855 Silas and Rachel divorced and both returned, separtely to Crawford Co. Pa.
Here we lose track of Silas except for a brief notation in the Crawford County records of a refusal to serve as executor of his father's estate by his youngest son Benjamin Franklin Harvey in April 1862.
There is a persistant family tradition that Silas "is buried up by Lake Erie".
I think there is a possibillity that we may have found him up here in Royalton in 1860.
Harvey, Adam NY NIAGARA CO. LEWISTON 628 1860
Harvey, Augusta NY NIAGARA CO. LOCKPORT 973 1860
Harvey, Charles NY NIAGARA CO. NIAGARA 098 1860
Harvey, Henry NY NIAGARA CO. NIAGARA 115 1860
Harvey, James NY NIAGARA CO. NIAGARA 098 1860
Harvey, Silas NY NIAGARA CO. ROYALTON 549 1860
Harvey, William NY NIAGARA CO. LOCKPORT 1044 1860 - Dec 1999
Richard J. Harvey
423 Falls Ave
New Castle, PA 16105
Our HASKINS trail has lead us to Niagara County. Our Russell, Mary, and family appear on the 1850 census. We are seeking their parents and kin. Alexander of Cambria and Lockport abt.1800 may be part of the trail. Have much to share. - Tue Mar 17, 1998
Benton Harbor MI 49022
Peolin P. HAVENS was born in Hartford, Washington Co., New York, in May 1803. In his youth he learned the blacksmith trade, at which he became a master workman. At the age of twenty-two, he left home and worked in different parts of the state. Would like information about relatives of this Peolin. Have more information. Married Betsey A. Phillips who was born in Niagara Co., New York. Children Luther, Albert and Forrester. (Sun Nov 16 1997)
Wilson, Niagara County, NY: Seeking information on Samantha HAWKS who married Calvin PRATT. They owned property, raised their children and are buried in Niagara County. (Samantha born in 1804 in CT, Calvin born in 1800 in VT). Have recently been provided information from "Landmarks of Niagara County", Edited by Will. Pool, 1897. There is a paragraph about Lorenzo PRATT on page 138 that discusses other family members. While discussing his father Calvin PRATT --- it says "His wife was Samantha, daughter of Joseph HAWKS, one of the first settlers of Wilson; she was a teacher there for many years." A search of the AIS New York Census Index - yields no records for any Joseph HAWKS from 1790 through 1830. The first mention is for 1840 - and that is in Putnam Co. Since I believe Samantha HAWKS was born in CT - then moved to NY later where she settled with Calvin PRATT - I searched the AIS for CT for Joseph HAWKS and came up with "zero" for 1790-1870. Tried Samantha HAWKS in NY --> zero. Tried Samantha PRATT in NY --> one - in Hampton, Washington Co in 1850. (Mine was living in Niagara Co). Tried Samantha HAWKS in CT --> zero. What am I not seeing here? Does anyone know of anyone named Joseph HAWKS in Wilson, NY? Does anyone have any information on this Samantha HAWKS who married my Calvin PRATT? Does the "teacher" clue help at all? Thank you. Seems I have a mystery on my hands at the moment - April 1999
Gideon HAWLEY and Mary PARINGER HAWLEY were Quakers, married in Muncy,
Lycoming Co, PA, in 1821. That same year they received a Certificate of
Removal commending them to the Hartland Monthly Meeting in NY. I did
find Hartland in Niagara Co, and I have sent a query there, but at some
point Gideon and Mary moved to Shelby. I have record of 5 children--
Edward, place of birth unknown, Alfred (my gr-gr-grandfather) born 9-18-
1823 in Lockport, and Martha (b. 1827), Henry (b. 1831), and Sarah (b.
1838), presumably all born in or around Shelby. Gideon, Mary and Henry
all died in Shelby. Gideon died in 1858, Mary in 1883, and Henry in
1854. The rest presumably moved on. Alfred and his wife, Nancy
Katherine MILLER (daughter of Peter and Catherine DYGERT MILLER, also
residing in Orleans Co), to Erie Co. The base of my information comes
from a handwritten record done by my Gr-Grandmother Margaret Adelia
HAWLEY SPAULDING, Alfred's daughter. She was born in Erie Co in 1872,
and her record was written in the 1930-40's. I have confirmed the Muncy,
PA info from the Monthly Meeting Minutes, but am trying to confirm Gr-
grandma's other information. Were Gideon and Mary still Quakers in
Orleans Co? Had they, for some reason, been disowned? I have found the
family in the 1850 census with the 5 children. Were there others? Any
help with the HAWLEY'S would be greatly appreciated, and I'm looking at
the MILLERS and DYGERTS, too. Thanks for any help - March 2000
Dawn Amos x
Looking for information on my ggrandparents Lemuel J. Hayes/Hays (1830-1907) and Hannah (Haight)Hayes. Lemuel Hayes's wife Hannah died at age 49 (1843-1891). They had one child, my grandmother Bertha Evangelina, who married John Baker. Lemuel's 2nd wife was Helen Ellis, who died in Buffalo State Hospital after a few years of marriage. Lemuel's 3rd wife was Catherine Haight Legg, who was Hannah's older sister. Bertha was Lemuel's only child, but he may have had brothers and sisters, and their relatives might be into genealogy. I can hope. "If one isn't able to find information on the main trunk, try one of the limbs" - March 2000
Evelyn B. Cooper
4825 Astrozon Blvd. Space 20-A
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Looking for information on FOREMANS. Louisa Foreman who moved the family to Lockport in about 1860-1865 after husband, Samuel C. Foreman, died in Buffalo, NY. Children are Francis Walker, William Henry,Julia Ann, Mary Rachel and Elizabeth Rosina. Francis was my ggg-grandmother who married Clinton Dewitt Heath, son of Horace Heath - Oct 1999.
I am looking for any information or connections to August (b. 1852) and Matilda (b. 1853) HENNING. They immigrated from Germany in 1888. They are listed in the 1900, 1910 & 1920 census in Lockport. They had three children: Helmut (b. 1879), Paul (b. 1882) and Martha (1888). Helmut married Ernestine (?), no further info on Paul, and Martha married Joseph GREENTHANER. Helmut & Martha remained in Lockport - Jan 2000
Linda R. Allen, 1836 Stafford Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Looking for info. on Benjamin HENRY, born Dec. 25, 1760. He
died 1824, at Cambria, Niagara County, New York. He also lived at
Smithfield, Rhode Island and Granby, Connecticut - Fri. April 3, 1998
I am looking for any information on the HEWITT family. I am just getting started, and what I have so far is: Alvis Hewitt, born about 1842, either at Lewiston or Tuscarora Reservation. He died in Lewiston in 1937 and was survived by two brothers, John Napoleon Brinton Hewitt (1859-1937), and Frank of Chicago, IL; and a son, Silas Hewitt. Silas and his wife Emily had children Dave and Ursula Hewitt. Any info is appreciated - Jan 2000
I am looking for information about my late great-grandfather's half-sister.
She is named in his obituary (1954) as Flara (sic, Flora?) Hicks of
Niagara Falls, NY. I'm wondering if she died there. I'm also wondering if
her father, Lewis (aka Almon) Hicks may have been in the vicinity. Leslie,
his 2 sisters and parents were in WI in 1870; the children returned to VT
with their mother who remaried in 1878. Apparently Lewis also remarried
and Flara/Flora was born but I don't know where or when. I also have no
idea what became of Lewis/Almon. I would appreciate any information on these people - May 30, 1998.
Looking for information on John HIGGINS and Hannah BIRMINGHAM. Circa early 1900s, Niagara Falls, New York. Children: John Carlisle, Joseph Francis, Emmett David, Mary Delores, Edward Thomas. Hannah BI(E)RMINGHAM emigrated from Burrane, County Clare, Ireland before arriving at Suspension Bridge, New York in 1901. Hannah BIRMINGHAM and John HIGGINS married in 1904 Niagara Falls. Any bit of information is appreciated - Dec 1999
Maureen Higgins Seifert
Looking for living relatives or information about William "Red" HILL, Hero of the Niagara River, who was instrumental in the rescue of Gustave F. Lofberg and James H. Harris who were stranded in a scow above the Falls in August 1918 - Tues., Oct. 13, 1998.
66-219 C Kamehameha Hwy
Haleiwa, HI 96712
I am looking for the ancestry or other information about Philo H. HOBBS, born 25 September 1825, and listed in the 1850 census in Newfane, NY, under his brother Allen HOBBS. He apparently was married shortly thereafter to Elizabeth STRICKLAND from Orleans County. Their eldest children (twins), James Henry HOBBS and Jenny HOBBS VOORHEES, were born 11 December 1851 in Niagara County. By 1855, Philo and family had moved to Gaines, Orleans County, where portions of the family has resided to this day. (Aug 8 1997 @ 11:31:57)
Doug Murphy, 519 South 161st Circle, Omaha, NE 68118
I am looking for Lieutenant Benjamin Hodge. He participated in the raid on Grand Island in 1819, and may have become a colonel in 1861. Thank you for any information - Thurs., July 30, 1998.
Cathy Booth Sloppy
I am searching for Benjamin HOLBROOK who, according to census records, was born in New York state in about 1793. He left New York sometime before 1837 when he appears in Hardin County, Illinois. He resided in Illinois until his death about 1880. He was married to Catherine Kisiah Houston who was born in Tennesse about 1805. He had children named Benjamin, William, Samuel, James, Joseph, Asa, Nancy, Vida (Lavida), Mary. Benjamin had a sister named Vida or Lavida who also indicates that she was born in New York before moving to Hardin County, Illinois. A Benjamin HOLBROOK is listed in the 1820 census for Niagara County, New York but I have been unable to make a connection between him and my Hardin County, Illinois ancestor. Any help in establishing a link between the Illinois Benjamin HOLBROOK and his family in New York or the family of his wife in Tennessee would be greatly appreciated - Sun Feb 15, 1998
. Wayne Holbrook
I am interested in learning about Felix and Comfort HOLDRIDGE. Felix was born in 1780/1781 in NY. Comfort in 1785/1786 in NH. IN 1850 they lived in Lenawee Co., MI with 7-year-old Caroline Chandler, daughter of William Chandler and Fanny Green. I have a dictionary inscribed "Felix Holdridge, Oct. 14, 1827, Royalton, Neagara, New York". How are the Holdridge's and Chandlers related? (Sat Nov 15 1997)
3975 N. Tucson Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716
Looking for information on Jesse or Elias HOPKINS. Jesse died before 1842 in either Lewiston, NY. Also looking for information on his children Daniel, Rebecca, &: Lavina HOPKINS. Am also looking for information on Dependence Colbath & his wife Rachel Hough COLBATH & daughter, Mary Colbath Hopkins HAWKINS. Also looking for the family of Mary's 2nd husband, John W. HAWKINS, born in 1819 in NY.(updated 30 APR 1997)
S.K. Ruff, 406 E. Poplar St., Seaford, DE 19973 (X)
Looking for any information on Mark HOPKINS b.1779 d.1828 and wife Anastasia Lukens KELLOGG b.1780 d.1837. They both died in Lockport, Nigara County. Really interested in any information on their children and thier families. Augustus Kellogg HOPKINS b.1801, Samuel Frederick HOPKINS b.1803, Henry Kellogg HOPKINS b.1807, William HOPKINS b.1811, Mark HOPKINS Jr. b. 1813, Moses HOPKINS b.1817, and Ezra Augustus HOPKINS b.1821. Thanks - Sat. April 25, 1998.
I am looking for information about my ancestor James HORNBY.
I believe that he was born in England. He lived in Lockport New York for many years.
He married Mary LUND. He died in Lockport about 1870. I have extensive information about his descendants, although I know little about his ancestors. (Tue Nov 25 1997)
Michael F. Niethe
53 Hyde Park
Lockport, NY 14094
Looking for the birth record of Lucy Ann HORTON, born November 23 1852 in Middleport, Niagara County. She died on February 21, 1939 in Flint, Genesee County, MI. (Sun Oct 19 1997)
Elnora L. Mayfield,
5102 Mark David Drive
Swartz Creek, MI 48473-8500
Searching for information regarding the HOSMER family. Prentiss HOSMER and Ellen Brown/Helen Henry were the parents of my ancestor, Charlotte A. Hosmer, born circa 1811 - Jan 2000
PO Box 35
Elizabethtown IN 47232
Looking for info. on the HOTCHKIN family of the Wilson/
Newfane area. Also, the Bush family and the Welsh
family. I am just starting so have little to offer but
would like to hear from others with info. on these families
or of publications on these families. Thank you.
Kenneth HOUGHTLING and family were living in Wilson, Niagara Count in 1956, Wish to correspond with descendants as he was my second cousin. (23/Mar/1997)
Jane S. FlanneryP.O. Box 336, Downsville, NY 13755
I am researching the extended HOWDER family that lived on a farm near
Cambria and in the town of Lockport, both located in Niagara County, New
York. Census records for the family existed through most of the Nineteenth
and well into the Twentieth Centuries. I am particularly interested in Lewis
Henry HOWDER, born October 14, 1860, in Lockport, as well as his father John
M. HOWDER, his uncle Sylvester HOWDER, his grandfather George HOWDER, and
his great-grandfather Christian (Christopher) HOWDER. I have uncovered
several other HOWDERs in Niagara County who are also related. I would
appreciate any information on the family, and also have a great deal of
information to share - March 2000
Tom Howder Homepage
Trying to find more information on John HOWELL, his father,
William HOWELL, or John's brothers, Daniel and Stephen HOWELL.
I've been putting together all of the pieces of the HOWELL family
together and this is the conclusion I have come to.
Please understand this is only conjecture.
Considering the Howell families on the NY 1840 census, I feel that William Howell (1771-1780) was the father of three sons, Daniel (1791-1800), John (1807) and Stephen (1801-1810). In addition, the enumerating of the households is rather meaningful. In the census, this is the order of the households as reported by the census taker:
Tice Ripson (brother to Catherine who married Stephen Knapp)
Stephen Howell (William's son)
John Howell (William's son)
William's son, Daniel, was here in the Porter town in 1830 and 1840, living about
1 1/2 miles east of the above. There is the chance that Daniel's wife
was Sally who died 14 Feb 1847 of consumption of the blood. She was 46
(b 1801), was married and a housewife. It's possible that they had a
daughter Mary E. who died 2 Feb 1847 of consumption at age 2 (b 1845).
On the 1850 census there are two unaccounted for children who may have
been Daniel's--Daniel, 22 (b 1828) who was a clerk for Peter Tower, and
Nancy, 17 (1833) who was living in with the John E. McEwin family.
JUST RECEIVED FOLLOWING INFO:
If you do make a connection please make sure you get a hold of me - March 2000
Michele Howell Dipert
208 Windcap Drive
Apex, NC 27502
Looking for George lewis HUDSON and Lena Amanda BROWN, mar 21 Sep 1898 both were born in Hartland, Niagara Co., NY had three children, Wesley John b 7 JAN 1899 in Hartland d 21 AUG 1961 in Gasport; dau Lula Genevieve b 26 SEPT 1900 in Niagara Co., NY d 15 JAN 1988 Doylestoen, Bucks Co., PA; Robert George b 25 NOV 1905 d 23 SEPT 1950. Any information about the marriage would be helpful. (Nov 1997)
Mark r Lort
Looking for information on James HUDSON and Sarah FISHER.
The marriage date and place I think was in Somerset.
James and Sarah had 11 childern all born in Hartland. Any information would be helpful - March 2000
Mark R. Lort, 15818 N 52nd Street, Scottsdale AZ 85254-1707
I'm searching for information concerning HUEBNER. Christian HUEBNER (b. 1842) immigrated in 1868 from Prussia. He married Marie WERTH (b. 1847), her parents were Christian & Marie WERTH, who immigrated from Prussia in 1843, settling in Bergholtz region of Niagara County. Christian & Marie had 10 children: Charles (b. 1870), Auguste (b. 1871), Louise (b. 1872) who later married August ZASTROW, William (b. 1874) married Ida GENTZ, Rose (b. 1876) married Fred ZASTROW, Marie (b. 1878), Anna (b. 1879) married Henry KARSTEN, Fred (b ?), August (b. ?) and Minne (b. 1889) married George GRAWE.
Any further information would be greatly appreciated - Jan 2000
Linda R. Allen
I am trying to get information on brothers George and Norris Humphrey who were reported born there ca 1809. I know George Humphrey married Cinthia Bristol. Specifically, I am trying to find the names of george's parents. Thank you - Jan 2000
John H. Simpson
126 Riviera Drive
Aptos CA 95003
Looking for information on my great grandparents, Joseph and Larinda (DILBECK) HUMPHREY. They were married in Gibson Co., Indiana in 1875. Returned to Lockport, (Niagara Co.), N.Y. in 1876. Their first son, William, was born in 1876 and daughter, Emma, was born 1878 in Lockport. They returned to Indiana where a daughter, Polly, was born in 1882. They moved on to Arkansas where they had 7 more children between 1885 and 1899. Joseph HUMPHREY was born in England 1848 and immigrated with his parents to the U.S. c. 1852. He died in Pope Co. Arkansas in 1934, Larinda died in 1931. Any information on this couple would be greatly appreciated - Wed., July 22, 1998!
Would like to correspond with descendents of Timothy HYDE b. 1811, VTand Permelia RANDALL b. 1820, NY. Timothy and Permelia lived in Lewistown, Niagara County, NY around 1850. Timothy HYDE was descended from William HYDEof CT and at present I do not know the ancestors or parents of Permelia - April 1999