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FALLON, BARRETT. I am researching the families of Michaael FALLON and Bridget BARRETT, whose son Malachi was born in Lansingburgh, Rensselaer County, NY 6 Nov 1851. The family was Roman Catholic. Older siblings are Michael and Ellen; younger are Mary, Patrick Laurence, Matthew, John, Honora (Eleanora) and Margaret b 1866. I have never been able to find this family in a census before 1880, when they are in OH. As they are railroad related, they may have been on the move, but there should be census records in NY from 1850, and records of baptisms. WALSH, DWYER, MAHAR and DOWD are related families who I believe were in the area c1850-65, but I have not found them, either. In particular, the family of Anthony DWYER, wife Margaret MAHAR, with daughter Bridget, 1850, and Michael WALSH, with son Richard who married Bridget DWYER. Mary Fallon Richards 1098 [email address updated in December 2003]

FERGUSON, MARKO. Seeking information about Henry FERGUSON b. July 26, 1787 in Nassau, Rensselaer County, NY, m. Sarah MARKO b. September 9, 1787 in Macedon, Monroe County, NY. John Ferguson 1298

FIKE, SHELLER. Seeking information about Peter FIKE b. 25 Sept 1825 in Holland d. 16 Jul 1891, m. Sophia SHELLER b. 17 April 1833 in Germany d. 14 Mar 1901. Need date and place of marriage and names of parents and siblings. Peter and Sophia are buried in Nassau Cemetery, Nassau, Rensselaer County, NY. Ann Wilber 1098

FILKINS, Adeline. Seeking confirmation of parents, birth date and death date for Adeline FILKINS, b. 20 Sep 1805 in Rensselaer County, NY. Parents are John I. FILKINS and Elizabeth (maiden name unknown). Dan Parry 0297 [email address updated in July 2009]

FILKINS, Richard B. Seeking confirmation of parents, birth date and death date for Richard B. FILKINS, b. 25 Jun 1805 in Rensselaer County, NY. Parents are Cornelius FILKINS and Charity SMITH. Dan Parry 0297 [email address updated in July 2009]

FILKINS, Richard B. Seeking marriage information for Richard B. FILKINS. He married his cousin Adeline FILKINS somewhere in Rensselaer County, NY, circa 1836. Dan Parry 0297 [email address updated in July 2009]

FILKINS, Theodore Hamilton and brother Cornelius. Seeking birth information for Theodore Hamilton FILKINS, b. 18 Oct 1840 in Rensselaer County, NY, and for Cornelius FILKINS, b. circa 1837 also in Rensselaer County. Their parents are Richard B. FILKINS and Adeline FILKINS. Dan Parry 0297 [email address updated in July 2009]

FINGER, BARRINGER. Seeking descendants of the following people: 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., NY., whose children were baptised in Columbia Co., NY; Lawrence D. BECKER b. Columbia Co. d. 1851 in Rensselaer Co. and Rebecca BAME b. 1788 d. 1837. Barbara Jeffries 0397 [email address updated in March 2007]

FINNING, EASTWOOD. I am looking for information on the birth place and parents, siblings, children of both Francis Lawrence FINNING b. 1857 d. June 12, 1918 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY and his wife Elizabeth EASTWOOD. Both Francis and Elizabeth are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy, NY. Linda (Finning) Kelley 0598

FISH, Celia. Seeking information about Celia FISH b. 1 July 1804 in Rensselaerville, Albany County, NY. Her parents were Joseph FISH and Deborah DEAN. I know Celia had brothers and sisters and lived in the area from her birth until abt 1820 with family. Joseph FISH was born in RI, and I think his father's name was Silas. Fay Kummer 0897

FITZPATRICK, Daniel. Looking for descendents of Daniel FITZPATRICK b. 1877 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY, m. ca 1909 in Troy to ALICE ??? b.1882. Daniel and Alice lived at 436 First Street in Troy. Daniel was a son of Daniel FITZPATRICK (b. 1840) and Catherine ???. Daniel and Catherine lived at 436 First Street in Troy from 1876 until their deaths. Their children, as listed in the 1920 census: Catherine b. 1909, Alice b. 1910, Daniel b. 1912, Mary b. 1914, James b. 1917 and Margaret b. 1919. If you are a descendent of these Fitzpatricks or if you know descendents of this family, please contact me. Tracey Marcelo 0598 [email address updated in December 2003]

FITZPATRICK, Patrick. Seeking information about Patrick FITZPATRICK b. 17 March 1841 in Laois, Queen's Co, Ireland. He married Anne BERGIN around 1873, possibly in Troy. Their first child, Elizabeth, was born in NY (possibly in Troy). Patrick and Anne moved to Muskegon, Michigan in 1875. Two of Patrick's brothers also lived in Troy: James FITZPATRICK and Daniel FITZPATRICK. James later moved to Buffalo, Monroe, NY. Barb Holmes 0298

FITZPATRICK, William Joseph. Seeking information about my grandfather William Joseph FITZPATRICK Sr. b. 1891 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY d. and buried 1953 in Troy, NY and his father John Walter FITZPATRICK b. and buried in Troy, NY. Bob and Ginger Fitzpatrick 0297 [email address updated in October 2003]

FLANSBURG, WHIPPLE. Seeking information about the family of Alice Isabell FLANSBURG b. 7/4/1855 near Albany, NY, m. 1776 to Charles A. WHIPPLE b. 4/9/1854 in Albany, NY. Seeking Alice and Charles's birthplaces and their parents' birthplaces and marriage information. Alice's parents are William FLANSBURG and Mary FOLKETT b. in NY. Charles's parents are Russell William WHIPPLE and Mary ALLEN b. in NY. He had a sister, Lillie YORK, of Medford, OR, who survived him at his death in 1937. This information came from the birth certificate of Charles and Alice's son Arthur, born 1886 in Galesburg, Knox County, IL, and from Alice and Charles's death-registry entries, death certificates and obits. Obits for both Alice and Charles say they both moved to IL in 1856; however, no census information can be found for Whipple in Knox Co. or surrounding counties in IL. The Flansburgs show on 1860 census in Knox Co. but never again. Alice and Charles and their children Walter, Daisy, Leonard, Arthur, Otho, and John moved to MN in 1897. Alice died there in 1918, and Charles died there in 1937. In the 1860 census listing all as being born in NY, the Flansburgs are listed as William age 46, Mary age 40, Ester age 18, John age 16, Francis age 14, Arthur age 12, Lydia age 9, Mary J. age 7 and Alice Isabella age 4. Appreciate any scrap of information that can be found, since all these folks cannot be found on any census following 1860, or death or marriage registry in IL, MN or IA. Cannot pursue further family genealogy research without information about their parents' birthplaces and their parents' names/information. Lynda Ozinga 1098

FLEMING, James. Looking for information on James (Frank) FLEMING b. 1826 Ireland, m. Bridget b. 1822 in Ireland. Children: Henry b. 1848, Joseph b. 1854, Francis b. 1858 and Charles b. 1861, all from Troy, Rensselaer County, NY. Joseph m. Adeline DONOVAN b. 1865 in NYC. Barbara 1298

FONDA. I am looking for info on the Fonda family that once resided in Rensselaer Co., N. Y. My husband's grandfather was Jellis Douwese FONDA, who was born in Amsterdam, Holland and came to N. Y. in approx 1645. 1198

FORD, Abel. Seeking parents of Abel FORD b. abt 1754, probably in MA. He was in Grafton, Rensselaer County, NY before 1793. Gravestone gives death year as 1835. Please respond to J. Williams, 410 Privateer Road, North Palm Beach, FL 33408.

FORGEA, Gilbert M. Seeking parentage, birth information and origins of my great-grandfather Gilbert M. FORGEA b. abt 1863 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY. According to a Register of Voters in 1890, he registered to vote in Oct. 1889 and was 26 years old. I think he was French-Canadian. Margie Beldin 0397

FORREST/DE FORREST, PETERSON. Seeking information about the family of Sarah FORREST/DEFORREST of Albany, NY (?) (daughter of James and Charlotte FORREST) b. abt 1852, m. 21 June 1873 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY to George Washington PETERSON of Ghent, NY. Erica 1097 [email address given in October 1997 is no longer valid in March 2003]

FORT, DICKENSON/DICKERSON. Seeking information about Peter FORT b. 1777 in Albany Co., NY, m. 1809 to Phebe DICKINSON/DICKERSON b. 1788 in Ballston Center, Saratoga Co., NY. Seeking information on Phebe DICKINSON's parents, marriage place and death information. Also seeking death information on Peter FORT who was living with his son, Henry Beekman FORT, in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., NY until 1865. Peter FORT was a son of Johannes I. FORT and Elizabeth QUACKENBUSH of Schaghticoke, NY. Johannes Isaac FORT was born in Clockville, Madison Co., NY in 1736. H. R. Herzer 1098

FOSMIRE, BARRINGER. Seeking descendents of Jacob FOSMIRE d. 1848 (son of Henry) and Elizabeth BARRINGER b. 1781 d. 1835 who lived in Poestenkill, Rensselaer Co., NY, in Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY, and in Clarkson, Monroe Co., NY. Barbara Jeffries 0397 [email address updated in March 2007]

FOSTER. I have found the name of my great-grandfather in the 1900 census. His father is listed as living with him. I am searching for my great-great-grandmother's name and any brothers my great-great-grandfather had and the maiden name of my great-grandmother. My great-grandfather was born in Mar 1870, married Anna Mae ? in Mar 1872 and died in 1945. My great-great-grandfather immigrated to the United states in 1852 and was born in 1825 in Germany. My grandfather's name is Leroy Earl Foster. Maureen Manning 0797

FOSTER, DEWEY. Seeking any information on my husband's grandparents, Jerry W. FOSTER and Anna May DEWEY. Jerry's name could be short for another name. I'm not sure. I know that he worked for the trolley company in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY. He died on April 21st, 1945, and Anna died on January 24th, 1953. They were buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Troy. I would appreciate any information such as obit notices or anything. Anna was born in Cohoes, Albany County, NY, and Jerry was born in Johnsville now Bouckville, NY. Linda Foster 0798 [email address given in July 1998 is no longer valid in March 2003]

FOWLER, John. Seeking information about John FOWLER b. 1714 in CT d. 12 Jul 1796 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY. His son John b. 21 Aug 1748 also died in Troy, in 1829. He was married to Ruth WHELPLEY in Stockbridge, MA, and she may be buried in Troy, too. Their son John FOWLER b. 1778 d. 1844 in Burford, Ontario, Canada. He was married to Esther SAYLES, dau of Mordecai and Eleanor COOK, who were married 6 Dec 1774 in New Windsor, NY. Does anyone have info on where these Fowlers were buried, or on this Fowler line that went back John (b.1778) / John / John / Samuel / John / John married to Mary HUBBARD/William? Rosemary 0797

FRANK, FONDA. Seeking parentage and birth info re Nicholas FRANK and wife Elizabeth FONDA, both born about 1760s in NY. Couple lived in Greenbush, Rensselaer County, NY and had several children, including John b. 6/17/1787, James, Stephen, Catherine, Eke. Name N. FRANCK found on Greenbush map from late 1700s. Also have seen spelling of FRANKS. Members of Reformed Dutch churches and perhaps Lutheran churches in region. Some of family moved to Troy, Rensselaer County, NY. Jayne Barber 1198

FRANK, SMALLEY. Seeking descendents of James FRANK m. 13 Oct 1827 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY to Elizabeth SMALLEY. They had a son, Alonzo FRANK, b. 1844 in Troy. Carol Shaw 0400

FREEMAN, Leander. Leander FREEMAN lived in Lansingburgh or Troy, Rensselaer County, NY and was a bridge builder from 1835 to 1870. Would like to contact anyone interested in this family. Bruce Freeman 0298

FREEMAN, LOOP. Seeking ancestors, children and marriage of Alexander H. FREEMAN b. 23 Dec 1782 and wife Mary LOOP b. 12 Jan 1783 in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County, NY. Rita Gillespie-Stein 0297

FREYDBERG, Moses. Searching for burial location of Moses FREYDBERG who lived in Granville, NY but is buried in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY. He died 1944-46. He may be buried in a Jewish Cemetery and was born in Lithuania abt 1860. 0898

FRIEDENRICH / FREDENBURG, Henrietta. Seeking parents of Henrietta FRIEDENRICH b. East Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY, m. (1) 1869 Mr. GREER in Mendota, LaSalle Co., IL, m. (2) 1877 George William SUNNOCK in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Janet M. Hradsky 0197

FULLER, FULLER. Seeking information about family/ancestors of Jonah Dayton FULLER (son of Beekman FULLER and Naomi BARNES) b. 1776 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY, m. Lyndia FULLER b. 1809 in Troy. Jon K. Holcombe 1297

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