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Welsh Baptist Vital Records 1861-1890
Freedom, Cattaraugus Co., NY

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Name Index

A
ADAMS, Charles P. 1882M 25
ANWYL, Robert J. 1885M

B
BARRETT, Albert M. 1881M 11
BLECKER, Sarah R. see MATTHIAS, David W.

C
CHARLES, Celia see LEONARD, Julius
CHARLES, Frances Ann see LEONARD, Frances Ann
COOK, Flora see WILLIAMS, Robert F.

D
DAVIES, Anna see WILLIAMS, John L.
DAVIES, Anna L. see WILLIAMS, Robert J.
DAVIES, David D. 1890D 43,44
DAVIES, James 1861M 64
DAVIES, James 1880D 33
DAVIES/DAVIS, John 1879D 67
DAVIES, Mary Jane see OWENS, Benjamin
DAVIES, William H. 1890M 46
DAVIS, George S. 1882M
DAVIS, Lillie A. see BARRETT, Albert M.

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EDWARDS, Elizabeth 1882D 25
EDWARDS, Mary see MORGAN, David J.
EVANS, Catherine see MORGAN, John 1886M
EVANS, Catherine E. see WILLIS, Charles W.
EVANS, Charlotte see WILLIAMS, David L.
EVANS, James 1878D
EVANS, John A. 1884M 21
EVANS, John A. 1883M 26
EVANS, Mary see LEONARD, Theodore
EVANS, Thomas T. 1887D 60

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G
GIBBY, Margaret see EVANS, John A. 1883M

H
HIGGINS, John 1890D 41
HIGGINS, Thomas 1884D 16
HIGGINS, William 1881M
HUGHES, Elizabeth W. 1884D
HUGHES, William J. 1881D 31

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J
JAMES, Ann 1884D 18
JAMES, Anna Rees 1890D 42
JAMES, Issac H. 1880D 30
JAMES, Stephen 1876D
JOHN, Charlotte Bushell 1880D 40
JOHN, Hannah E. see REES, William B.
JOHN, John 1879D
JOHNS, Margaret Jones
JONES, Maggie E. 1890D 47

K

L
LAW, Ada see DAVIS, George S.
LEONARD, Frances Ann 1884D 19,20
LEONARD, Julius 1884M 2
LEONARD, Melvin 1883M 4
LEONARD, Theodore 1879M 12
LEWIS, Jennie E. see WILLIAMS, David J.

M
MATTHIAS, Ann E. see THOMAS, Griffith J.
MATTHIAS, David W. 1879M 14
MATTHIAS, Martha 1881D 32
MORGAN, Annie E. see WILLIAMS, Robert R.
MORGAN, Daniel 1888D
MORGAN, David J. 1886M 61
MORGAN, Eliza (ROBERTS) 1891D
MORGAN, Ellen H. 1889D
MORGAN, Evan W. 1882M 66
MORGAN, Jimmie D. 1890D
MORGAN, John 1886M
MORGAN, Katie 1887D 57,58
MORGAN, Maggie A. see HIGGINS, William
MORGANS, Samuel L. 1884M
MORGANS, William P. 1881D
MURRAY, Mary E. see OWENS, David A.

N
NICHOLAS, Ann 1889D 49

O
OSMUN, Cora E. see WILLIAMS, W[illiam] C.
OWENS, Benjamin 1883M 3
OWENS, Catherine Williams 1890D 44,45
OWENS, David A. 1885M
OWENS, Hugh 1881M 11
OWENS, Richard R. 1890D 44
OWENS, Ruth 1890D 45
OWENS, Sampson W. 1884D 67-8

P
PAYNTER, Lizzie see ADAMS, Charles P.
PEET, Mattie E. see LEONARD, Melvin
PEET, Zilah Roberts 1883D 2
PHILLIPS, Anne Rees 1883D 15

Q

R
REES, Albert 1886M 62
REES, Anne see PHILLIPS, Anne
REES, Thomas 1884D 21,22
REES, William B. 1888M 54
ROBERTS, Eliza see MORGAN, Eliza
ROBERTS, Elizabeth see DAVIES, James
ROBERTS, Mary E. see DAVIES, William H.
ROBERTS, William H. 1878D 36, 65
ROBERTS, Zilah see PEET, Zilah

S
SMITH, Lot 1882M 10

T
THOMAS, Griffith J. 1879M
THOMAS, Henry C. 1879D 39
THOMAS, William G. 1878D

U

V
Van Name, Mrs. S.A. see MORGAN, Evan W.

W
WILLIAMS, David J. 1882M 66
WILLIAMS, David L. 1884M 8
WILLIAMS, Elizabeth 1881D 68
WILLIAMS, Ellen 1884M
WILLIAMS, Esther see WILLIAMS, Thomas M.
WILLIAMS, Flora E. see WILLIAMS, Irving M.
WILLIAMS, Hattie see WILLIAMS, Thomas 1882M 72
WILLIAMS, Irving 1887D 50
WILLIAMS, Irving M. 1885M 63
WILLIAMS, Jennie A. see OWENS, Hugh
WILLIAMS, Jennie H. see ANWYL, Robert 1885M
WILLIAMS, John L. 1884M 5
WILLIAMS, Libbie 1880D 27(English), 29(Welsh)
WILLIAMS, Maggie see REES, Albert
WILLIAMS, Margaret E. see EVANS, John A.
WILLIAMS, Mary 1888D 55,56
WILLIAMS, Mary A. see SMITH, Lot
WILLIAMS, Mary Ann see MORGANS, Samuel L. 1884M
WILLIAMS, Nellie S. 1881D 28
WILLIAMS, Phebe 1883D 15
WILLIAMS, Robert F. 1883M 26
WILLIAMS, Robert J. 1890M 46
WILLIAMS, Robert R. 1888M 59
WILLIAMS, Thomas 1884M
WILLIAMS, Thomas 1882M 72
WILLIAMS, Thomas M. 1882M
WILLIAMS, W. [William] C. 1884M 9
WILLIAMS, William E. 1881D 69
WILLIAMS, William H. 1889D
WILLIAMS, William Henry 1883B 4
WILLIS, Charles W. 1884M 6

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ANWYL, Robert - WILLIAMS, Jennie H.
Married: August 17, 1885, in Freedom, Cattaraugus, N. Y., by the Rev. W. M. Evans, in his own house, Mr. Robert J. Anwyl and Miss Jennie H. Williams. Y Wawr (Rhagfyr/December 1885), 284.

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DAVIS, George S. - LAW, Ada
Married: George S. Davis and Miss Ada Law, both of Freedom, on December 20, 1882 in Freedom, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. by Rev. W. M. Evans. Y Wawr (February 1883), 355.

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EVANS, James
Died: September 30, 1878, James Evans died, child of Mr. Levi and Ann Evans, at the age of 2 years, 2 months, and 12 days. He was buried in the cemetery of the Ebenezer, chapel of the Baptists in Freedom, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Y Wawr (July 1879), 131.

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HIGGINS, William - MORGAN, Maggie A.
Married: William Higgins to Miss Maggie A. Morgan on September 27, 1881 in Freedom, Cattaraugus County, N. Y. by Rev. W. M. Evans, in his own home. Y Wawr (December 1881), 286

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HUGHES, Elizabeth W.
Died: Mrs. Elizabeth W. Hughes March 3, 1884 in Arcade, Wyoming County, N. Y. at age 53 years and 3 months. She was born near Caergybi, Montgomeryshire. She and her husband, W. Hughes emigrated to this country about 32 years ago, and settled in Cattaraugus [county], NY. W. Hughes died about three years ago. She was baptized at age 13 by Dr. Morgan at Caergybi. She was associated with the Welsh Baptist Church in Freedom. Y Wawr (Rhagfyr/December 1884), 291-92

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JAMES, Stephen
Died: Stephen James, March 14, 1876, in Freedom, Cattaraugus, N.Y., at 79 years old. The deceased was from the parish of Castell Henry, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. He was baptized by Rev. John James, at Casmael. He came to this country in 1849. Y Wawr (January 1877), 321.

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JOHN, John
Died: John John, near Arcade, Wyoming, N.Y., March 8, 1879 at age 74 years. He was born in the district of Rhydwilym, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. 41 years ago [1838] he came with his family to South Trenton, Oneida Co. 15 years later [1853] they moved to Cattaraugus. For 26 years he was a member of the Welsh Baptist Church in Freedom. He was baptized in his youth at Rhydwilym by the late John Llewelyn. Y Wawr (July 1879), 131.

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JOHNS, Margaret
Died: Margaret Jones Johns, mother of Reuben and John Johns, died of malarial fever at the home of her son-in-law, David L. Phillips, on Bixby Hill, on Wednesday morning, aged 77 years. She was born in Wales, married John Johns of Remsen, this State, moving to Freedom soon. She had resided in this section ever since, and had a large circle of friends and acquaintances who held her in high esteem for her kind disposition and many sterling qualities. Besides her sons she leaes two daughters, Mesdames David James and Lewis Morse, and six step-daughters, including Mrs. Mills of this village. She was a devoted mother and a consistent Christian. The funeral will be held at the Freedom Baptist church today, where the interment will take place. Her husband died in 1878. (Newsclipping Obituary, no source, no date. Gravestone indicates she was born 1820, died 1897.)

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JONES, Maggie E.
Died: Mrs. Maggie E. Jones, Freedom, N.Y. by Giraldus. Summary: Mrs. Maggie E. Jones died in Freedom, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y,. May 17, 1889, age 44 years, 1 month and 3 days old. She was sick about two months, under heavy affliction. Daughter of Mr. James Evans and Mrs. Mary Evans, Maenclochog, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. She came to this country 37 years ago. They lived for years in Attica Center, N.Y. Sister Jones was baptized in 1883 by Rev. W. M. Evans, minister of the church in Freedom. In 1868, she married Mr. David Jones, but it was a short-term marriage. At the end of about two years from their wedding day, Mr. Jones died. During the time they lived together, in part, with her father, and in part in Chillicothe, Mo. At the time of the death of her mother in 1870, she came home from the west. A letter at this time informed her that her husband was in critical condition (an "endangered patient") and she will need to hurry. After the death of her husband, she lived with her father. She was buried in the Baptist chapel cemetery in Freedom. Y Wawr XV:4 (April 1890), [page numbers missing]. Note: The original death notice is much larger. The summary extracts the basic genealogical data and is based on a loose translation from the Welsh by Barbara Henry 3/13/2012. Click here for a digital image of the full obituary.

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LEONARD, Theodore - EVANS, Mary
Married: Jan. 15, 1879, in Freedom, Cattaraugus, N. Y. by the Rev. W. M. Evans, in his own house, Mr. Theodore Leonard and Miss Mary Evans, both of the Siloam area. Y Wawr III:11 (February 1879), 349. Translated from Welsh by Barbara Henry 3/13/2012.

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MORGAN, Daniel
Died: Daniel Morgan, Freedom, Cattaraugus County, N. Y., February 17, 1888. Age 78 years and 10 months. He was born in Pembrokeshire, on the border of Camarthenshire. He married Ann [no maiden name given]. In 1839 the family came over the ocean to Utica [New York] where they stayed two years. In the spring of 1841 he came to this valley and was one of the first settlers in this Welsh settlement. Y Wawr (June 1888), 190-191

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MORGAN, Eliza (Roberts)
Died: Mrs. Eliza Morgan, Freedom, N. Y. In Freedom, N. Y., July 31, 1891, Mrs. Eliza Morgan, the beloved wife of Mr. J. H. Morgan. Mrs. Morgan was the daughter of the Rev. Thomas Roberts, one of the first and most useful ministers of the Welsh Baptists of this place...Mrs. Morgan was born in Glamorganshire, Wales in 1834. Note: The full English-language obituary contains many more details. View the full obituary as an image. Y Wawr (September 1891), 289-290

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MORGAN, Ellen H.
Died: Ellen H. Morgan, Freedom, N. Y. October 13, 1889, aged 34 years and 1 month. Wife of William Morgan. She was born October 1855. Her parents were John and Laura Higgins of Freedom. She was baptized January 30, 1876 by Rev. William Evans. On May 11, 1876 she married William Morgan, son of Daniel Morgan and wife. William and Ellen Morgan had five children; only two were living in April 1890. She died of congested lungs following the birth of a child. Burial took place on October 15 at the Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery. Y Wawr (April 1890), n.p.

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MORGAN, Jimmie
Died: Jimmie Morgan, Freedom, N. Y. January 15, 1890, aged 13 years, 5 months and 21 days. Son of William and Ellen H. Morgan. He died suddenly and unexpectedly from scarlet fever. Burial took place on Jaunary 17th at the Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery. Jimmie was a regular attendant of the Sunday School and the public school. He loved books and learning. Y Wawr (April 1890), n.p.

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MORGAN, John - EVANS, Catherine
Married: John Morgan of Centerville was married to Miss Catherine Evans, Freedom, daughter of Rev. W. M. Evans, on January 27, 1886 by Rev. W. M. Evans. Y Wawr (March 1886), 380.

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MORGANS, Samuel L. - WILLIAMS, Mary Ann
Married: Samuel L. Morgans was married to Miss Mary Ann Williams by Rev. W. M. Evans on December 24, 1884 in Centerville, Cattaraugus County, N. Y. They are both from Centerville Y Wawr (January 1885), 319-320.

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MORGANS, William P.
Died: William P. Morgans died in Freedom, Cattaraugus County, N. Y. on April 2, 1881. He was the son of John H. Morgans and wife. He was 9 years, 2 months and 25 days old. He died from diabetes. Y Wawr (June 1881), 99.

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OWENS, David A. - MURRAY, Mary E.
Married: December 24, 1885, in Freedom, Cattaraugus County, N. Y., by the Rev. W. M. Evans, in his own house, Mr. David A. Owens to Miss Mary E. Murray, the former from Fairview, the latter from Centerville, N. Y. Y Wawr (March 1886), 62. Original in Welsh translated by Barbara Henry.

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OWENS, Sampson W.
In Freedom, Cattaraugus County, N. Y. on February 23, 1884, Mr. Sampson W. Owens died, 75 years, 7 months, and 15 days old. Mr. Owens was born in Glandwr, Pembrokeshire, S. W., July 8th, 1808.Y Wawr (May 1884), 67-8. Click here for the full obituary in PDF format. Original in Welsh translated for Barbara R. Henry by Martha and Phillips G. Davies, July 1995.

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THOMAS, Griffith J. - MATTHIAS, Ann E.
Married: Nov. 18, 1879, in Freedom, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., by the Rev. W. M. Evans, at his own house, Mr. Griffith J. Thomas to Miss Ann E. Matthias, first of Chicago, Ill., last of Centerville, Allegany Co., N.Y. Be it a great success that follows this young couple till the end of this earthly course. FRIEND. Y Wawr (December 1879), 288

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THOMAS, William G.
Died: William G Thomas. July 21, 1878, in Rushford, Allegany, N.Y., at 88 years and 11 months. He was born in the parish of Pontfaen, Pembrokeshire, South Wales in the year 1790. He was baptized at Jabez, by the Rev. Wm. Havard, in the year 1826. 29 years ago he emigrated to Rome, Oneida County, N.Y. Three years later he moved to Centerville, Allegany County. He associated with the Welsh Baptist church (Ebenezer chapel) in Freedom, Cattaraugus. Y Wawr (February 1879), 351-352

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WILLIAMS, Robert R. - MORGAN, Annie
Married in Freedom, NY, November, 29, 1887, by B. W. Thomas, Mr. Robert R. Williams to Miss Annie E. Morgan, daughter of Mr. John B. Morgan and wife, and grandaughter of the deacon, Daniel Morgan and the late Rev. Thomas Roberts. Miss Annie is the third of this family who was married by the present minister, and the last of them to enter the marital estate. Y Wawr (January 1888), 29

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WILLIAMS, Thomas - WILLIAMS, Ellen
Married: Mr. Thomas Williams to Miss Ellen Williams, both from Freedom, N.Y. on February 14, 1884, in Freedom, Cattaraugus, N. Y., by the Rev. W. M. Evans, in the home of Mr. W. H. Williams and spouse, parents of the bride. Y Wawr (April 1884), 32

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WILLIAMS, Thomas M. - WILLIAMS, Esther
Married: Thomas M. Williams to Miss Esther Williams, both from Freedom, on December 20, 1882 in Freedom, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. by Rev. W. M. Evans, in his own home. Y Wawr (February 1883), 355.

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WILLIAMS, William H.
Died: William H. Williams, April 1, 1889, in Freedom, Cattaraugus, N. Y. Y Wawr (April 1890), n.p.

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About the Database

Is this database copyrighted?
Yes, Welsh Baptist Vital Records, 1861-1890, Freedom, Cattaraugus Co., New York & Vicinity is copyrighted by Barbara Henry. It may not be copied, published or distributed in multiple copies. However, one copy of the entire database or parts of it may be copied for personal or institutional use. All copies must include: the web address, full title and copyright notice displayed at the bottom of the page. Links may be made to this page. See how to cite below.

Who created this database?
The database was compiled by Barbara Henry from Y Wawr (a nineteenth-century Welsh-American Baptist periodical) and other publications in the Western New York Welsh Research Collection of Barbara Henry. Research assistance was provided by Dorothy Howland. Welsh-American periodicals were accessed at the American Baptist Archive at Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York.

What records are available?
The index/database lists more than 100 individual names contained in birth, death and marriage notices published in nineteenth century Welsh-American periodicals. Most appeared in Y Wawr from 1861-1890. The index is organized alphabetically by surname and women's maiden names, followed by given name, date of event and type of event - B=birth, D=death, or M=marriage. Use your browser's Find or Search feature to search for specific surnames or use the scroll bar to browse the index.

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[Death Notice for Stephen James], Y Wawr (January 1877), 321. In Welsh Baptist Vital Records 1861-1890, Freedom, Cattaraugus Co., New York & Vicinity Available [Online]: http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyunywh/upstatenywelsh/baptistindex.html [12 March 2003].

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