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PACKARD, TENNEY/TINNEY. Seeking information about Abigail PACKARD, b 1793 in Greenbush, Rensselaer Co NY, m 1817 somewhere between Greenbush and Staten Island, NY to James TENNEY/TINNEY Jr, b 1789 in Franklin Co MA. George W. Tinney 0297

PAGE, Absalom Bell. I am looking for information on Absalom Bell PAGE, b 1849 in Canada, d April 13, 1908 in Troy, Rensselaer Co NY. He moved to Troy from Oakville, Ontario, Canada, probably in 1889, with two of his four children: Laura Evelyn Gordon PAGE, b 14 Oct 1883, d 14 Dec 1936; and George Roy PAGE, b 11 Jan 1886, d 30 June 1919. Laura Page was married to John Joyce Jr in Troy, NY, probably in Dec 1906. Absalom apparently remarried while living in Troy. Requesting any information on his second wife. 1298

PAINE, PHILLIPS. Seeking info on family of Abraham PAINE, b 28 Sept 1781 Schodack Landing, Rensselaer Co NY; d 6 Nov 1861 Bradford Co PA; m Prudence PHILLIPS. Children: Lucy PAINE b 1809, Chauncy PAINE b 1811, Ransom PAINE b 1813, Malina PAINE b 1815, Archibald PAINE b 1816, Abbie PAINE b 1818, Harriett PAINE b 1820, Hester PAINE b 1822, and Silas PAINE b 1825. Abraham was a son of Nathaniel PAINE and Betsy/Elizabeth BURCH and had these siblings: Isaac PAINE, Jacob PAINE, Charsic PAINE, Betsy PAINE and Abbie PAINE. 1298

PALMER, BRANCH. Seeking information about Ichabod PALMER, b 15 April 1760 in Stonington, CT, m 9 May 1782 in Preston, CT to Zipporah BRANCH, b 23 June 1763 in Preston, CT. I need to establish a verified connection between this couple and a possible son, Ebenezer PALMER, b 2 May 1792 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co NY, m Frances ("Fanny") CROZIER 1 Jan 1817 in Gilboa, Schoharie Co NY. Ebenezer died 12 Feb 1845 in Coolspring Township, LaPorte, LaPorte Co IN. Would like other children's names and death information on Ichabod and Zipporah, also. Dorothy Palmer 1198 [email address updated March 2007]

PALMER, HAM. Seeking the names of the parents of Seneca PALMER, b 1821, and the birth, marriage and death dates of his wife, Abigail HAM. Also would like to verify the birth of his son Charles Edgar PALMER b 1845. Cameron E. Palmer 0598

PARKS, Rufus and Charles. Seeking information about Rufus PARKS and his son, Charles PARKS. Charles was born in about 1850. The family eventually settled in the Troy-Berlin-Petersburg area of Rensselaer Co NY by about 1874, when Charles's son, Frederick PARKS, was born. Charles's wife was Ardelia CHURCH. Mary S. Parks 0397

PARTLO/PARTELO/PARTELOW, ROGERS. Seeking siblings and parents of Lovina PARTLO, my g-g-g-grandmother, b 1820 in Hoosick or Grafton, Rensselaer Co NY, d 5 Jan 1866, m Mar 1837 to Lemuel D. ROGERS. They moved to Elk Creek Township, Erie Co PA. Children: Alfred ROGERS b 8 Jan 1840, Albert ROGERS b 28 Nov 1841, Lemuel ROGERS b Oct 1844. Roxie Cole 0597

PATTISON, James. Seeking siblings and parents of James PATTISON Sr (b 1755, d 1829). He served seven years in the 3rd and 1st New York Regiments during the Revolutionary War. His wife was Roxanna (b 1765, d 1831). Their children: James PATTISON (b 1785, d 1870), m March 1808 to Juda AKERT (b 1788, d 1843) at the Dutch Reformed Church in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co NY (9 children); Bingham PATTISON (b 1787, d 1843), m c1807 to Eady GIFFORD (b 1876, d 1860) in Schaghticoke (7 children); Finetta PATTISON (b c1791, d c1860), m 15 Sept 1807 to James VAN ANTWERP (b c1784, d c1860) at the Dutch Reformed Church in Schaghticoke (9 children); and Egbert PATTISON (b 1794, d 1870), m 1814 to Henriette QUACKENBUSH (b 1793, d 1870), probably in Saratoga Co NY (8 children). They were living in Washington Co NY in 1810 and in Saratoga Co NY in 1820. I have extensive information about these families in later years. Gordon Pattison 0197

PEASLEE, SAGE. Seeking information about Hannah SAGE, b 1779 in Rensselaer Co NY, d 1857, m 6 July 1797 to John PEASLEE, b 1779 in Quaker Hill, Dutchess Co NY, d 1863. They lived in Schoharie Co NY 1810-1832. In 1832, they moved to Napoli, Cattaraugus Co NY. John Peaslee's brother, Rev. Thomas PEASLEE, m Eunice BABCOCK. Thomas was a Methodist preacher and a leader of the "Anti Renters" of Schoharie, NY. Tom Martin 0697

PEEK/PECK, Abraham. Seeking information on Abraham PEEK/PECK, m Margaret ___. Both were born in about 1800-1810. Found on the 1830 US Census in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co NY. Children were Van Rensselear PEEK b 1829 NY, Albert PEEK b 1833 NY, Hasel PEEK b 1835 NY, Martin PEEK b 1841 MI, John PEEK b 1842 MI, and Mary PEEK b 1852 NY. Seeking birthplace, marriage place and family information. Also seeking information on Margaret and her family. Kerry Hutto 0598

PELLS/PELS, STEVENS. Seeking information about William STEVENS, b 1770-1780 in Albany Co NY, m Addie PELLS/PELS and had several children, including Sylvester STEVENS b 24 April 1824 in Knox, NY, d 27 Oct 1914 in Berne, NY. Bob Derocher 0198

PELOTTE/PILOTE/PILOTTE, QUAY. Seeking information about Edouard PELOTTE/PILOTE/PILOTTE and wife Marcellina QUAY. They migrated from Canada to Rensselaer Co NY. Need birth information on great-grandfather Paul PELOTTE/PILOTTE and information on family of great-grandmother Delia GAGNE. Cherie Nethaway 0297 [Email address updated in August 2003]

PETERS, POTTER. Looking for the marriage record of Ruth PETERS (1779-1836) and William POTTER (b 1784 in RI, d 1869), m in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co NY. Joyce White 0898

PETTIT, David, and brothers Phineas PETTIT, George W. PETTIT and Charles PETTIT. Seeking information about PETTIT families from Troy, Rensselaer Co NY. The PETTIT family started out in Red Rock, Columbia Co NY, then moved to Buskirk Bridge, Washington Co NY, then moved to Rensselaer Co NY. They were Methodists. David PETTIT (1840-1916) settled in Troy in about 1860. His three brothers who also lived there were Phineas PETTIT (1834-1901), George W. PETTIT (1844-1910) and Charles PETTIT (b 1841, d ?). 0497

PHILLIPS, BURDICK. Elisha T. BURDICK (1812-1868) of Grafton, Rensselaer Co NY married Charlotte PHILLIPS (1815-1886); they were married in Grafton in 1834. Charlotte was a daughter of Benjamin PHILLIPS (c1781-1828) and Phebe SMITH (born 1 Nov 1786 in Grafton). After Elisha died in Grafton, Charlotte moved with her son Aaron Melvin BURDICK (1836-1881) to New Auburn, Sibley Co MN. I have a great document written and signed by Charlotte, which I found in Aaron's Civil War file at the National Archives in Washington, DC; I am happy to share it with any others researching this family. Phyllis Movius, Fairbanks, Alaska 0503

PHILLIPS, PATTERSON, MORRIS. Seeking genealogical and general historical information about the PHILLIPS, PATTERSON, MORRIS and related families in the Albany Co NY, Rensselaer Co NY and Saratoga Co NY areas. Need addresses and phone numbers of genealogical and historical societies, libraries and other possible sources of information. Wulf Gardner Losee 1196

PIERCE, ALDERMAN. Seeking information on the siblings and parents of Walter Henry PIERCE, b 31 May 1870 in Greenbush, Rensselaer Co NY. Family lore states that his father was named Daniel PIERCE. No info on mother (though maternal surname may have been BULL or BAGG) or on siblings. Walter moved at some time to Springfield MA, where he married Mary Agnes ("Mae") ALDERMAN and produced two sons, Walter Raymond PIERCE b 14 Sept 1897 and Frank Parker PIERCE b 2 May 1900. Cynthia Pierce 1298

PITTS, O'DONNELL. Seeking information about Samuel Frederick PITTS, b 29 Aug 1881 in Islington [now part of London], England, d 2 March 1961 in Troy, Rensselaer Co NY, m to Anna Loretta O'DONNELL, b 22 Aug 1883 in Troy, d 29 Oct 1961 in Troy. They had 11 children. Katherine Peterson Bittner 0201 [email address updated March 2008]

PLOURDE, AYLWARD. Seeking information about my grandparents, Michael Edward PLOURDE and Katherine Martha AYLWARD. My father was Edward J. PLOURDE, b 28 July 1900 in Troy, Rensselaer Co NY, d June 1975. Alfred E. Plourde 0198

POOL/POOLE, Aaron. Seeking information about Aaron POOL, my g-g-g-g grandfather. He lived in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co NY. I found him in the 1800 US Census, along with his son Alanson POOL, who served in the War of 1812. Alanson enlisted at Norwich, Chenango Co NY in June 1813. I have his Petitions for Pension from Washington, DC. Alanson was severely wounded in the leg and as a result became an invalid. After his injury, he stayed with his father in Stephentown. He married Sarah CASEY. Children, born in Stephentown: Lorenzo POOL, Alvinza POOL and Almira POOL. Who was Aaron's wife? Did they have any other children besides Alanson? Margaret Nelson 0297

POOL, Lorenzo. Searching for information about the family of Lorenzo POOL, who was born in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co NY. The 1840 and 1850 US Censuses show him living in Orleans Co NY; the 1870 and 1900 US Censuses show him living in Cattaraugus Co NY. His wife was Candice, maiden surname unknown. Their children: Francis POOL, b 8 June 1838, m Fidelia Steward; Ira POOL, b 1840; Dan POOL, b 1846; Ellen POOL, b 1848, m1 1866 to George BURDICK, m2 1887 to Abraham B. PHELPS - one child, Candis E. WAIT; Emma J. POOL, b 1853; and Alanson POOL, b 1859. There were three more children that I haven't found. Francis was my g-g-grandfather, and Lorenzo was my g-g-g-grandfather. I have a small newspaper article stating that Lorenzo died on 19 Nov, but the article doesn't state the year. Seeking information about family that stayed in NY. Margaret Nelson 0297

POTTER, William. Seeking information on the marriage of William POTTER. He was born in 1784 in RI. He travelled to Rensselaer Co NY with others as a young boy. He lived in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co NY, and is buried in Stephentown next to a Ruth __?__. He died 1 Dec 1869 in Stephentown. Ruth was born in Oct 1778 and died 27 April 1836. Would like to hear from anyone researching Rensselaer Co NY census records, county or town records, or church records for information on them from 1800-1870. Joyce White 0698

POWERS, CRONIN. Seeking information on the POWERS and CRONIN families of Schaghticoke and Pittstown, Rensselaer Co NY. John M. POWERS b 1890 was one of seven children of John W. POWERS and Bridget CRONIN. John W. Powers, b 1857 in Schaghticoke, was a son of Edward POWERS and Mary PHELAN. We are trying to find out where in Ireland they came from. Bridget CRONIN, b c1861, was a daughter of John CRONIN and a granddaughter of Patrick CRONIN (settlers of Pittstown and Irish immigrants). 1298

POWERS, DOYLE. Seeking information on the marriage of my grandmother Bridget POWERS to John J. DOYLE. She was born in 1875 to Thomas POWERS and Kathryn O'BRIEN. Bridget married John DOYLE (from Westown, Tramore, County Waterford, Ireland) in about 1892-1895, possibly at St Joseph's or St Mary's Catholic Church in South Troy, as she and her sisters Mary, Anastasia and Catherine lived in that area. They probably all met at the "bonfire parties" that were held at the DUFFY home at 3 Van Every Street. Bridget Schwabrow 0100

PRENTICE, Ephraim. Seeking information about Ephraim PRENTICE, who was living in Grafton, Rensselaer Co NY in the early 1800s. Joe Dewald, 9190 Oak Leaf Way, Granite Bay, CA 95746-8913 0397

PRENTICE, Nathan. Seeking information on Nathan PRENTICE. His son Hiram PRENTICE was born in Rensselaer Co NY in 1805. He resettled in Nunda, Livingston Co NY in about 1817. I seek information on the parents of Hiram, who were Nathan and Elizabeth PRENTICE, also from Rensselaer Co NY. I am particulary interested in the parentage of Nathan and in the maiden surname of Elizabeth. 0898

PRENTICE, Oliver. Seeking information about the parents and the roots of Oliver PRENTICE, born in about 1773. He was living in the Jacob DELONG household in Pittstown, Rensselaer Co NY at time of the 1800 US Census. Joe Dewald, 9190 Oak Leaf Way, Granite Bay, CA 95746-8913 0397

PRICE, PARCUS. Seeking living descendants of Daniel PRICE and wife Sara PARCUS. Children: Sara PRICE, m Solomon YAGER; Christina PRICE, m Johannes COONRADT; Jacob PRICE, m Catharine BARRINGER; and Abraham PRICE, m Sarah MILLER. Barbara Jeffries 0397

PYTKO, Charles. Seeking information about my grandfather Charles A. PYTKO, who was born in 1871 in an unknown town in Austria and died 9 Nov 1943 in Wynantskill, town of North Greenbush, Rensselaer Co NY. Also seeking information about his wife, Barbara (maiden surname unknown to me), who was born in 1873 in Austria or Poland and died 25 Nov 1937 in Hoosick Falls, town of Hoosick, Rensselaer Co NY. Information specifically needed is place of birth and dates and places of entry into the US. They lived after arrival in Erie, PA and had some children there before moving to Hoosick Falls. Charles A. Pytko 1098 [email address updated 3 December 2010]

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