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I am looking for the parents of Noyes JONES born 1808 Mar 31.
Two census show two different places. One VT one NY.. Since other
related family members are from Rutland Co. I wonder if he had
family here also. His wife Susan MADISON, b1818 Mar 24, (Mattison?)
was supposedly born VT or MA again census variants. I also found
kin in Bennington area...but that is a neighbor.
Please email me at SusiCP@aol.com
Blessings thanks. Susi. (posted 27 Sep 2001).
Hello: I need some information. I am attempting to research my
Zebulon ASHLEY born 29 Nov 1767 and Thank POND born 25 Sep 1770.
I need PROOF OF MARRIAGE, and also PROOF OF BIRTH of their son,
Asahel Pond ASHLEY, born 7 Apr 1791. They lived in Poultney, Rutland
County, Vermont before moving to Ohio. These are my gggrandparents.
Thank you for any assistance.
Lois Vaught Franz.
(posted 27 Sep 2001).
Looking for parents of Sally SELLECK who married Isaac GILLETT
in Hubbarton, Rutland County, VT per bible records and other sources.
Sally, born 22 Mar 1787, where in VT? Isaac, born 27 Sep 1784,
New Marlborough, Berkshire, MA. Any help welcome.
Thanks, Gerry. (posted
27 Sep 2001).
GILRAINE, DYER, HALL
Calling all GILRAINEs! Does anyone of that surname still live
in the area? I am searching for information on my grandfather's
first wife, Sarah Elizabeth GILRAINE or GILRAIN, who was born
to James GILRAINE and Mary DYER on June 13, 1869 in Rutland Township.
She married my grandfather, Allen Marvin HALL of Isle La Motte,
Vermont, on October 16, 1896 in Lynn, Massachusetts. Though Sarah
died of "childbed fever" shortly after the birth of
her second daughter in 1900, her family stayed in close contact
with the HALLs for a number of years, and my late father remembered
them as a sprited, feisty, fun-loving Irish bunch from Rutland.
I would love to find out more about Sarah's background, in part
because I am her namesake. Thank you, Sarah
Elizabeth Hall. (posted 24 Sep 2001).
Hello, I am researching my ancestors who were from Rutland County
(Tinmouth and Poultney). Joseph OWEN married Susannah NEWELL in
March, 1787. I do not have any information on gggrandfather Samuel
OWEN who lived there also. Are there any old records regarding
the OWEN family?
Thank you, Lois Franz.
(posted 20 Sep 2001).
We are searching for the parents and/or siblings of Nancy BIRGE/BURGE,
born between 1775/1780 in Poultney, Rutland Co, Vermont; died
before 1840 in Bond Co, Illinois. Nancy married before 1799 (full
date and place unknown) to Joseph BILYEU. Their first 3 children
were born in New Jersey which is apparently were Joseph was born.
Can anyone help us with this very early family?
Lorene Fort. (posted 8 Sep 2001).
Is anybody doing lookups of the 1860 Rutland Census? I'm struggling
with getting to a library that has this......I'm looking for a
Lucinda DeLAND, to see what is with her, family wise, and where
it says she was born, etc, etc......I can't find anybody who can
Please e-mail Brian. (posted
4 Sep 2001).
Abner WHIPPLE in 1790 census, removed to NY by 1810. An infant
child is buried in Whipple Hollow Cemetery, child of Abner and
----ama WHIPPLE. Does he belong in the local WHIPPLE family? Need
birthplace and parents.
Evelyn. (posted 4 Sep 2001).
Daniel CRAY married Asenath SEWARD in Rutland, Vermont on September
1798. The minister was Heman BALL. I am trying to find any information
on Daniel, his family, siblings, or where he came from prior to
his marriage in 1798. Thanks...Diana.
(posted 20 Aug 2001).
I am trying to locate information on a James Samuel PERRY born
Dec. 22, 1819, in Middletown, VT. According to the family bible
it is Middletown, not Middletown Springs, but it could be a mistaken.
He then migrated to Rockford, IL where he married Lydia SMITH
(b Maine), then to Le Sueur County, Sibley County, and Blue Earth
County MN. In the 1870 census for Blue Earth County one child
is listed as living with Lucius DYER, also of Vermont. Any information
is greatly appreciated. Lisa
Perry (posted 19 Aug 2001).
I am looking for information about a George CASTLE, b.1780 in
Ct, and married to Alice NEWTON. He may have came to Castleton,
Vt in the early 1800s. If anyone has info on his parents please
let me know. I do have other information on this family and am
willing to share. Any help appreciated.
Kathy (posted 18 Aug 2001).
I am trying to find a birth record for Bertha J. HIGGINS, aka
"Birdie." She was born Abt. 1884 in Rutland Co., VT
-- possibly Proctor. She married John William GRAY and gave birth
to at least three children, with the third, George William (my
grandfather) born in 1904. I am also hoping to find Birdie's marriage
record to John William. In a wild guess, I would say they married
in either 1900 or 1901.
If anyone can find anything or knows anything about my great-grandmother,
I would be very grateful to hear from them!
Ronie Kendig (posted 18
John & Sarah GARDNER of Whitehall N.Y. (Washington County).
Elisha DYER (B: 1773) (D: 9/17/1841} at 68 Washington County NY
Elizabeth DYER (D; 4/17/1844) in Washington County NY
Sarah GARDNER daughter of Elisha and Elizabeth DYER of Washington
County NY (B:1797)
Sarah GARDNER and John GARDNER son >Eliphalet P.GARDNER
(D: 11/21/1840) at 23. (B: 1817).
Sarah GARDNER and John GARDNER son >John W.GARDNER (D: 7/1/1896
in Bennington, VT (B: 3/12/1830) Castleton, VT (M: 7/4/1862 in
Rutland, VT (Rutland County)
John W.GARDNER son >Charles E.GARDINER (B: 9/16/1873) Poultney
#2 VT (Rutland County). (M: 5/31/1899) Windsor County, VT (D:
4/5/1924) in Rochester, NY (Monroe County).
Charles E. GARDINER son > Francis Ransom GARDNER (B: 9/6/1900)
Woodstock, VT (Windsor County) (M:1/2/1928) Cleveland, OH (Cuyahoga
County) (D: 2/21/1961) Pontiac, Michigan (Oakland County).
Ransom GARDNER SON >Duane Lynn GARDNER (B:9/17/1932) Cleveland,
OH (Cuyahoga County)
Any information on the above, please write to 10025 Collingwood
Ave. Dade City, FL 33523 or email Bird-Blue-Front@msn.com.
Thank you for your future help! (posted 3/18/2002)
I am searching for information on parents of Tryphena COGSWELL,
daughter of John. Tryphena was born possibly April, 1781 Vermont.
She married William MARTIN in 1808. Her mother's name may have
also been Tryphena. E.O. Jameson's book, "Cogswells in America"
places Tryphena in a John COGSWELL family (page 261). This John
is listed as having lived in Vermont, in the vicinity of Whitehall,
NY. John and Hannah Roys COGSWELL of Whitehall, NY, do not appear
to be Tryphena's parents. Rhonda
Thank you very much, Rhonda (posted 3/18/2002)
I am Searching for information on family of Patrick Joseph COSTELLO
and wife Margaret SHORT, both born in Ireland 1848-1850. They
settled in Rutland Vt area. Son John Joseph COSTELLO was born
1/10/1873 in Fairhaven Vt.
My gggrandfather was Samuel MERRILL. He was married to Phoebe
LOTHROP. They lived near Morganston, Cramah Twp., Northumberland
Co., Ontario, Canada in the early to mid- 1800's. I am told that
their families may have come from the Rutland, VT area. If anyone
has information on these families, I would be deeply grateful
for your help. Nancy Merrill Sayed, E-mail: Nsayed6266@aol.com.
I am looking for the parents of Betsey REMINGTON born 1823 in
the area of Wallingford or Danby. Thank you. Mary Lou Raftery,
I am interested in any information on the SPICER family that
were in Rutland,Vt. around the end of the 1700s or slightly thereafter.
Thank You, Paul Spicer
I am looking for John DIBBLE/Irene WILLIAMS, they lived in Rutland,
Vt. in1805, John was born 17 sep.1750 d. 8 Apr. 1805. The DIBBLES,
sold the property of Irene's father, David or Daniel WILLIAMS
after he died. Any help on this family would be indeed appreciated.
Thanking you in advance.
Chloe DIBBLE was the daughter of this marriage she was my 3rd