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Mon Nov 11 08:26:54 1996 John VanNess' estate was filed 23 Feb 1832 with mention to his daughter Phebe VanNess, wife of Abraham Freeland, of Onondaga County, NY. Hoping to find others researching this VanNess line. Bonnie EMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat Jan 11 18:36:01 1997 Looking for information on the Van Slyke family. Clarissa Van Slyke was born about 1820 in Orville, NY, the daughter of John Van Slyke. She married Nathaniel Woodward in Manlius, NY, and lived until after 1900. EMail: D. Fleming
Fri, 24 Jan 97 09:49:28 Searching for the death/burial date and place of Charles J. VINCENT, born ca. 1805 and in Pompey in the 1855 census. Always interested in exchanging VINCENT family information. Douglas V. Smith, Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 e-mail: email@example.com
Thu, 26 Dec 1996 11:14:09 PORTER ALAN VINTON, SR., son of John and Catherine Vinton, b. near Skaneateles, Onondaga Co., NY Nov.1817; m. 1, Sarah Jane Huff of Rochester, NY in 1842. She b. 1817; d. Aug. 5, 1854; four days after her son, William  had died, probably of Cholera. Both are buried in East Cooper Township Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI. 2, Elizabeth Staley, then of Rochester, NY in 1858. She b. 1838 in Buffalo, NY. Died 1873. 3, Mattie Bowen, from Canada, in 1874. She b. 1852, d. sometime before 1891 because on Porter's Death Certificate his marital status is listed as Widowed. Porter may have had two or three brothers but I've found no records other than his father's birth, his own death, a brief bio in 'Michigan Pioneers' and references in 'The Vinton Meemorial'. EMail: Glen Vinton
Fri, 13 Dec 1996 01:04:38 Looking for the surname of VOORHEES or VOORUS. Eleazor VOORHEES died in Onondaga Co in 1868. His son Hiram VOORUS went with his wife Roccena LARRABEE to Wisconsin. Please e-mail me with any info. EMail: AnnOnstad@aol.com
Mon Oct 7 09:34:20 1996 Seeking Marriage Record of a Simon Vrooman to Marietye ___?___. Vrooman died and his widow remarried Henry Markle. Need Marriage record for this union as well. Attached is an assignement of Mary's dower rights. Apparantly she was unable to gain relief on her own and she sold her rights to Henry's brother Abraham Markle of Ulysses, now Ihaca Onondaga later Cayuga now Tomkins Co, NY. Was document ever filed in Schoharie County? Did Abraham ever recover Mary's Dower Rights? Abraham had married as his second wife, the widow of ___?___ Vrooman who had at least one child Jacob Vrooman who, when Abraham and Catharine Thorn Vrooman emmigrated to Ancaster Twp, Wentworth Co, Ontario, Canada ca 1806, was left in charge of the inn at Ithaca which became known as the Tompkins House. Were the widow's married to Vrooman Brothers? I suspect both Vrooman males died in Ithaca. Some probate or guardianship papers should have been filed in both counties. I am sending this to Cayuga, Onondaga, Tompkins, Albany, and Schoharie Counties in the Hopes that someone will be researching the same surnames or the same time period in these localities which will solve some of these unknowns. Attachment: Know all Men by these presents that Whereas Henry Markle and Maritie Markle Wife of the said Henry Markle & who was the wife of Simon Vrooman deceased ofthe Town of Ulysses in the County of Onondaga and State of New York have by Letter of Attorney bearing even date herewith ordained authorised nominated and appointed Jacob Gebhard Esquire of the Town of Schoharie in the County of Schoharie and Abraham Markle Esquire of the Town of Ulysses of County of Onondaga of State aforesaid our due and lawful Attornies for us and in our Names and for our own proper use and benefit do ask demand sue for recover and receive of and from Jonas Vrooman and Philip Bartholomew by writ of the People of the State of New York of dower unde nihil habect or otherwise the third part of their respective Messuages Stables Gardens and Orchards, Five Hundred Acres of Land One Hundred Acres of Arable one Hundred acres of Meadow, one Hundred Acres of Pasture and Two Hundred Acres of Wood Land with the appurtenances in ;the Town of Middleburgh in; the County of Schoharie aforesaid as her dower of the endowment of the said Simon Vrooman deceased her late Husband and all the Arrearages of Dower in keeping her out of the Possession thereof; and all of the Third part of The Goods, Monies Chattles and Credits which belonged to the said Simon Vrooman deceased in his life time and which got in the possession of the said Jonas Vrooman, after his death and to have take and use all lawful means in their the said Henry Markle and Maritie Markle’s names for the recovery therof by writ of the people of the People of the State of New York of Dower and by arrest or otherwise for the arrearages of dower and for the recovery of the said monies goods Chattles and Credits; and to compound and agree for the same; and in all things to observe and act as in and by the said Letter of Attorney reference thereunto being had may more fully appear-- Now Know Ye that we the said Henry Markle and Maretie Markle for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars good and Lawful money of the State of New York aforesaid to us in hand well and truly paid by the said Jacob Gebhard & Abraham Markle the receipt whereof is acknowledged Have granted assigned bargained sold transferred and set over unto the said Jacob Gebhard and Abraham Markle all that the one third of the respective Messauages Stables Gardens and Orchards, Five Hundred acres of Land, One Hundred Acres of Arable, One Hundred Acres of Meadow one Hundred Acres of Pasture & Two Hundred Acres of Wood Land, and all the arrearages of Dower and all that the one third of the Monies, Goods Chattles & Credits as above mentioned and all our right tile interest claim and demand which we have thereto or to any part thereof to have hold take receive and enjoy the same unto the said Jacob Gebhard and Abraham Markle their Heirs Executors Administrate assigns for ever after The same shall be recovered as in and by the said Letter of Attorney directed-- In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and Seals the first day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and ninety Eight Sealed & delivered In the presence of Henry Markle (signature) Hendrick B. Krum (signature) her Thomas Jordan (signature) Maretie X Markle George Mckinley(signature) Mark I believe this document was originally made at Ithaca, but I have know assurance that my supposition is correct. There are many researchers hoping to find this Henry Markle and hook him up with their lines. Any and all help, suggestions, and pertinent references will be greatly appreciated. Jim Markle EMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
24 January 1997