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Rev. Edward Davies Record Book With a List of Marriages 1854-1896
Compiled by Jack Bathrick. © 2001 Remsen-Steuben Historical Society
I thought that someone might find a Welsh ancestor in the
following which I took from Rev. Edward Davies Record Book, which is among the articles the Remsen-Steuben Historical Society has in its collection.
Remsen-Steuben Historical Society
P.O. Box 284
Remsen, New York 13438-0284
WAGS #607;GWYNEDD #1498;CLWYD #1415
About the Record Book and Rev. Davies
Mrs. Gwyneth Howard of Remsen, grandaughter of Rev. Edward E. Davies
donated the latter's record book to the Remsen Steuben Historical Society.
That book chronicles the work of Rev Davies, documenting the church
services he led plus the marriages and funerals he presided at, over the
period from 1853 to 1897. His book also contains a number of pages of
recipes he collected over the years, for everything from white cake, to
medications for dysentery, to wagon grease.
Reverend Davies was a Congregational minister who graduated from Whitestown
Seminary. It is not clear what year he graduated, but he is listed as a
member of the Alumni Association in the 1878 "Whitestown Index", a
newspaper, published by the students, found on the Genealogical &
Historical Research Web Site for Oneida County, New York (GENWEB).
Quoting from Jay Williams' book, Memory Stones in an account of the history of the Welsh Congregational Church in Waterville:
"The church's first minister was the Rev. Edward Davies. He
remained for 16 years until 1869 when he left to minister to English
speaking Congregational churches in Oriskany Falls and Deansboro. He later preached in Remsen and Steuben while serving as editor of Y Cenhadwr.
Davies was known as an ardent supporter of temperance, often
casting the Prohibition Party's sole vote in the Town of Sangerfield, a
town whose livelihood depended upon the production of hops. Davies
neighbors wondered "what he voted for", and what good could come from the
lone ballot he cast. He, however felt that he was registering
his conviction as to what was right.
In Remsen, Rev. Davies served both Capel Ucha and Peniel from 1889-1898.
He also served the Holland Patent and Trenton Congregational churches."
Rev. Davies kept detailed records of the occasions when he preached at the
Oriskany Falls and Deansville churches he served. These records typically
include the date, scripture used, weather conditions and size of the
congregation. His record for a service at Oriskany Falls reads:
Feb 20,1870 Luke 8:45,46 pleasant good attendance
List of Marriages 1854-1896
The following is a listing of the marrigages Rev. Davies performed over
the period from 1854 to 1896, as extracted from his record book.
Interestingly, he received anywhere from $1 to $10 for performing these
marriages, with $5 being the norm.
Nov 2, 1854
Mr. Owen Price a mip Margaret Gittens, Waterville
Nov 6, 1854
Wm Jones a mip ______ Morris, Paris Hill
Nov 23, 1854
John Hughes a Mary Morris, Waterville
Dec 30, 1854
Ellis Gittins a Jane Gittins, Waterville
Feb 2, 1855
Ellis Jones a Ann Jones, Waterville
Apr 4, 1855
Wm W. Thomas a Mary Roberts, Remsen
Apr 6, 1855
Wm Gittins a Elizabeth Gittins, Waterville
May 1, 1855
Mr. Sanderson a mip Jane Norton, Waterville
Nov 2, 1855
John Williams,Turin a mip Elizabeth Foulks, Waterville
Nov 13 1855
Mr. Thomas(?) Hughes a mip Susan Jones, Waterville
Mar 18, 1856
Mr. Mathew Jones a mip Susan Jones, Waterville
Mar 25, 1856
Mr. Daniel Douglas a mip Eliza Gaskill, Waterville
Apr 5, 1856
Thomas J. Evans a mip Mary Humphreys, Waterville
Jul 10, 1856
Mr. John Edwards a Ellen Williams, Waterville
Oct 22, 1856
Mr. Henry Williams, Rome a Miss Elizabeth Lewis, Waterville
Jul 18, 1857
Mr. John Jones, Hamilton a mip Elizabeth Jones, Waterville
Oct 10, 1857
Mr. Price Hughes a mip Mary Roberts, Waterville
Nov 22, 1857
Almeron Loomis, Barington,IL a mip Emily Edgerton, Waterville
May 19, 1858
Mr. William Williams a Catharine Edwards, Waterville
Jul 26, 1858
Mr. Henry Edwards a mip Sarah Owens, Waterville
Dec 9, 1863
In Waterville, Mr. Alonzo Calkins to Mrs.Margaret Sargeant
both of Waterville
Jan 12, 1867
In Waterville, Mr. Edwin Roberts of Steuben to Mip Kate L.
Thomas of the same place.
Apr 17, 1869
In his own house, Mr. Gerrit L. Russel to Miss Kittie E.
Martin both of Clinton
At Waterville, (at Mr. Gilman's), Mr. Horace Gilman to Miss
Cornelia Thompson all of Waterville.
At home, Mr. John R. Jones to Miss Martha Sanford all of
Apr 6, 1871
At home, Mr. George Pugh of Little Falls to Miss Sarah
Jones of Washington Mills.
Jun 3, 1871
At home, Mr. Morris Davies of Utica to Miss Margaret Hughes
of same place.
Jul 1, 1871
At home, Mr. Watkin Owens to Miss Jane Evans, both of
Nov 2, 1871
At home, Mr. Hugh Williams of Marshall to Miss Catharine
Hughes of Utica
Dec 20, 1871
At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. Samuel Osborne
to Miss Anna Wilcox of Deansville.
Jan 3, 1872
At the house of the bride's parents Mr. Laurens M. Barker
to Miss Phebe J. Barker all of Augusta, Oneida Co. N.Y.
Feb 20, 1872
At the bride's parents, Mr. Charles Stillman of Clarks
Mills to Miss Orisa M. Stebbins of Deansville.
At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. Robert
Rowlands to Miss Ellen Price, all of Waterville.
Jul 5, 1872
At home, Mr. John Lewis of Marshall, to Miss Annie Russell
Oct 9, 1872
At Mr. Owen F. Jones', Mr. David Morris of Cassville to
Miss Ann F. Jones of Waterville.
Mar 4, 1873
At the bride's parents, Mr. J.E. Hickey of Auburn to Miss
Laura L. Hamlin of Deansville.
Oct 22, 1873
At the residence of the bride's mother, Mr. James P. Craine
ofClinton to Miss Georgiana E. Barker of Deansville..
Oct 30, 1873
At the Cong. Church in Deansville, Mr. Erwin Hamlin to Miss
Anna M. Hills, both of Deansville,N.Y.
Apr 23, 1874
At home Mr. Thomas J. Williams to Miss Eleanor Williams
both of Cassville, N.Y.
Dec 1, 1880
At residence of John A. Jones ,Waterville, Mr Mickale Saget
of New Bremen, Lewis County to Miss Mary E. Williams of Waterville, N.Y.
Dec 1, 1880
At the residence of Mr. Risley, Waterville Mr. Thomas
Braeg(?) of New Haven, N.Y. to Mrs. Eleanor L. Risley of Waterville,N.Y.
Aug 22, 1881
At home, Mr. A. H. Hamrick of Philadelphia PA and Miss Emma
Hitchcock of same place.
At Remsen Mr. John Evans to Miss Maggie Hughes both of Bethel, N.Y.
Dec 27, 1882
At Waterville, N.Y. Mr. Lewis Edwards to Miss Margaret Anna Jones both of Waterville.
At Bethel Mr. John F. Williams to Miss Jane Ann Hughes
Aug 5, ____
John McGill Clark of Chicago Ill. and Miss Nellie Thomas Clark of Steuben, N.Y.
John L. Kent and Miss Mary Hughes both of Bethel, N.Y.
Dec 7, 1887
At Remsen Rev. Thomas T. Davies and Mrs. Winifred Jones both of Remsen.
Aug 17, 1891
At Alder Creek, N.Y. Mr. Charlie Worden of Trenton and Miss Florence B. Jones of Alder Creek.
At Trenton, N.Y. Mr. William T. Murty of Oneida and Miss
Lida Jones of Trenton.
Dec 31, 1896
At home, Mr. William H. Jones of Alder Creek and Miss
Margaret Ellen Williams of Remsen.
© 2001 Remsen-Steuben Historical Society