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Chenango County, New York

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Nan Whitcomb Fri Apr 2 04:42:08 2004
I am seeking any information on my ggg grandfather William HUNTLEY b 10 Aug 1796 Lyme CT. d.14 Apr 1881 near Guilford, NY married to (1) Nancy BENNETT b.1799 d. 1822. (2) Hannah (sister of Nancy) b.1800. d 1844. They had the following children: Silas b. 1824, Sarah b 1826, Adeline b 1839, and Joseph b 1840. At some time cir 1830-1850 William & Hannah lived in Homer NY. My information is that William and Hannah are both buried in Sunset Cemetery? near Guilford. William married Hannah 1823.

Silas (gg grandfather) married Mary Ann BAKER. They were both living with my g grandmother in Binghamton 1910, age 86 & 80. I am trying to find out when they died and if they are possibly buried near William and Hannah.


Ruth Jordan Thoden Sat Apr 3 06:22:27 2004
Would like to correspond with anyone doing research on surnames of AKINS (spelled variety of ways), ODELL or TERWILLIGER.
Please respond to


G. Mahan Sat Apr 3 11:49:40 2004
William MAHAN and Helen/Ellen DRISCOLL. MAHAN: Children: John MAHAN b. 5 July 1827 and Mary MAHAN unknown.
John MAHAN born in NY, died in California 1912. William MAHAN and Helen/Ellen (DRISCOLL) MAHAN said to have died in NY State.
Mary MAHAN'S family is of extreme interest to the MAHAN family in California. She may have married a James DURKAN in the St. James R.C. Church in Cazenovia, NY. Genesee County and Cazenovia, Madison County, NY are mentioned in family history.
Information scarce as the parents arrive from Ireland at a young age. William said to have died around 45 years of age. A drowning of a Wm MAHAN found in newspapers for Cazenovia, NY in 1849.
Information would be most appreciated.


Linda Sat Apr 3 13:28:33 2004
Interested in finding other family memebers researching the NEWMAN, DANIELS AND FAGAN families.


Annette Sun Apr 4 12:48:58 2004
Please, please, anyone knowing anything about the children of Chandler PRESTON and wife Hannah, write to to address. I know he lived from 1800-10 and possibly a little longer in Franklin, Delaware Co, NY and then removed to Chenango County in the area of Guilford and was there in 1820. I believe Chandler to be the father of Elinora PRESTON and am looking for any piece of info on this family.


Bob Moltzen Thu Apr 8 08:19:32 2004
I am looking for information on Frances "Bessie" ELWELL, born 1881-82. She was the daughter of Willis and Alida ELWELL of E. Guilford, Chenango Co. NY. Bessie (age 38) was shown living with her parents on the 1920 census. She was not shown on the 1930 census. Any information on Bessie ELWELL would be greatly appreciated.


W.H. Birch Tue Apr 13 14:33:39 2004
Seeking info on Aaron Gilman FRENCH and Serepita PHILLIPS married in Oxford NY in 1848, Jan 25. Don't know either's parents, but have info on their later lives. Would appreciate any help. Thank you


April Wurth Tue Apr 13 14:58:27 2004
I am looking for information on Clara Bell GREENE's family. Accoring to her diary she was the daughter of Edwin (abt. 1822-1905) and Lucinda (COOK) GREENE (1823-1893). Clara was born in Butternuts in 1862 and died in 1942. Her father was the son of Arthur GREENE of White's Store. I do not know his wife's name. Arthur's children's names were Edwin, Arthur, Philander, Nelson, Almena, and Alanson. Arthur was the son of Edward GREENE and Prudence DAVIS. I do not have any information on Arthur or Prudence. Also, what did Captain Edward GREENE do during the war?


linda hutchinson Thu Apr 15 17:31:11 2004
I am looking for information on Amos and Martha HUTCHINSON and their children. They lived in the Unadilla, Chenango, Guliford area. They had several children, one of there sons Milo took over his father's farm. If you could help let me know. Linda Hutchinson


Sandra Boudrou Fri Apr 16 11:06:02 2004
Anyone connected to a Samuel CANNON born to Stoddard CANNON and Polly HAUMENGER. Samuel later lived in Wisconsin and married Elizabeth DENT (Dec 27, 1864 in WI) born to Joseph EMERSON and Mary BURDICK. Believe Stoddard CANNON was associated with Methodist Episcopal Church in Gerry NY. Samuel's marriage certificate states born Chenango Co. NY.


Linda Selman Thu Apr 22 10:12:45 2004
I'm looking for anyone researching NEWMAN, DANIELS, RYAN and FAGAN. My family seems to have stayed in the Sherburne and Norwich towns early on. The DANIELS (O'DANIELS) came in the 1840's and I believe the RYANs also at that time, FAGAN's possibly late 1840's and NEWMAN's 1852-53.
Other surnames that turn up through marriages are GRIFFIN (from Oxford), GEISENHOFF and MORAN (Sherburne).


Katherine Hendren Thu Apr 22 20:11:02 2004
Daniel DENISON Jr. served in Revolutionary War in Vermont. Was born in1730 and died in 1780


jo anne chambers Fri Apr 23 18:53:47 2004
I am looking for info. on David BURRELL, born 1801 in Mass., moved to Oxford,N.Y. with wife Mary. He was living in Oxford in 1880 at age 79 yrs, a retired farmer and a widower. Any information on the BURRELLs in Oxford would be greatly appreciated.
Jo Anne/Austin,Tx


Cecilia Damschroder Sat Apr 24 09:15:39 2004
Would like to exchange information on the above families all connected to the James SHERBURNE family that lived in the area E. of Village of Sherburne and in town of Smithville, about 1793 until 1833 when they moved west.


Andy Stringer Sun Apr 25 19:59:32 2004
Posted a query in March 2003 on POTTER, and I have learned quite a bit since then. Joseph POTTER and Mary BOYLE, both born in Ireland, married probably 1860 in Chenango County. They immigrated from Ireland about 1858 and settled in Greene. Lived in Greene where Joseph was a laborer until abt 1868, then bought a 200 acre farm on Long Pond in Smithville. Had four sons: Robert, John H., Joseph E., Frank J. Left Smithville abt 1881 for Buffalo, NY, and then about 1891 to Central Manhattan. Joseph died 1894, Mary in 1901, and both are buried in a family plot at Sylvan Lawn Cemtery, Greene, NY. My goals are to obtain an exact date of marriage, and births of their sons, perhaps from the Chenango American.


Keith Smith Sat May 1 14:12:49 2004
Looking for information on John HALL (aged 79 retired farmer Macdonough 1880 Census) and his son Francis T. HALL (aged 39 farmer Macdonough 1880 Census). John's father (Thomas) and brother (Samuel Francis) also apparently lived in Macdonough. The brothers apparently had lots of children.


Patricia Sun May 2 20:13:10 2004
Is anyone searching for ancestors of Wesley W. BELDEN born January 1884, married Lena Christine KERN on September 28, 1904 in Norwich, NY? Lena was the daughter of William F. KERN and Christina, both born in 1864 in Germany. I believe Wesley's parents to be Casson J. BELDEN and wife May. Please respond to rici@rochester.rr.com
Thank you,
Patricia Stillwell Mims


Ruth Jordan Thoden Tue May 4 14:42:47 2004
Seeking information on James W. or F. WELLS born 23 Feb 1786 in MA and died 31 May, 1858, Addison, Steuben Co, NY. However, he appears in 1810 census record for Norwich, Chenango Co. In 1820, he appears in town of McDonough and in 1830 in town of Preston, Chenango Co, NY. He married before 1805 Catharine BIGLOW.
Among their issue were Orrin; Charles; Alvia; Lucetta; Miles; Juliette; Charlotte; Permelia; James; Oscar. If you know of any of these individuals, please contact me at RThoden@aol.com.


Dale Cleland Fri May 7 13:40:20 2004
Does anyone have a transcription of the burials in Plymouth Town(ship), Chenango County, NY? I am looking for the death dates/graves of David HARRIS (1794?-1858?) and his wife Nancy COLE Harris (b. 1798/9? d. 1872?), possibly daughter of a Peter COLE.


Quentin Smith Sat May 8 15:28:27 2004
Was Laura WRIGHT, born ca 1800 CT, a daughter of Enos WRIGHT (1768-1847) and Eunice (MILES) WRIGHT (1768-1859) of Oxford? She married ca 1820 Matthew MILLER in East Guilford.
I am also looking for descendants of Edward A. NICKERSON of Coventry, son of Edward W. NICKERSON and Mary E. WRIGHT, granddaughter of Enos WRIGHT. I'm also tracing her sister Martha A. WRIGHT who married Lewis R. FOOTE, her first cousin once removed, not long before he died before 1870.
Was the Rev. Crispus WRIGHT, in the 1850 Coventry census, born in CT or NY (ca 1809)? If CT, then he could have been a son of Enos WRIGHT. Any help on all these questions would be greatly appreciated. Quentin Smith


Thomas R. Calkins Sun May 9 12:58:14 2004
I am searching for any information on the folowing people. (1.) Peters ROBINSON b. December 11, 1812, Guilford, Chenango Co., NY. He married November 25, 1842, (2.) Mary A. CALKINS b. October 10, 1811 Onondaga, Onondaga Co., NY. She was the daughter of (3.) Eber CALKINS b. September 15, 1777 Sharon, Litchfield, CT.
Tom Calkins


Rebekah Lee Sun May 9 23:01:19 2004
Seeking information on William D. BOWERS b. 1858, Norwich, died 1939 in Omaha, NE. Married Laura Nettie PATCH in 1876. I've got nothing on parents except they were both from New York. Found Dwight M. BOWERS, telegraph operator in Norwich directory 1869 - father? Also found William BOWERS marrying Mariah MAYO in Norwich on Dec 17, 1848 - father? William BOWERS also listed as a lab worker for RR @ South New Berlin station in 1890. I need some connections. Please email with any information/suggestions to rebekahlee@comcast.net
Thank you,
Rebekah Lee


Donald Stanford Wed May 12 23:34:45 2004
I am looking for Isaac MARTIN Sr. and his wife Cornelia or Comelia (MABB) MARTIN and their graves. Obiturary for Isaac MARTIN Jr. died July 1908, states that his parents lived in Sherburne, NY. Others listed in obituary were his sisters, Mrs.(Rosa) Abraham SLACK of Syracuse. Mrs. F. LOWE Binghamton, NY, and Mrs CHURCHILL Albany, NY. I hope someone in Sherburne NY can help me locate them or the family of Mrs F. LOWE, or any other information. Please e-mail me at darthurs51@yahoo.com.


Diane Yamano Sat May 15 14:55:35 2004
I would like to correspond with anyone who has information or ties to my ancestors:
Jabez ARNOLD b1755 Gloucester RI d1839 New Berlin
Welcome ARNOLD b1795 RI d1891
Eliza Maria ARNOLD b1821 New Berlin

Warren REYNOLDS b1820 d1909
George W. REYNOLDS b1845
Warren Ross REYNOLDS b1870 New Berlin

Adeline BEARDSLEE b abt1868 Pittsfield, Otsego, NY


Pat Jorgensen Sun May 16 17:31:00 2004
Does anyone know who the W.W.G. girls of Oxford might be ? I have a photo on a postcard which looks like early 1900s.e-mail me directly, please.Pat


Brent Zuercher Sun May 16 20:58:57 2004
I'm searching for the existence of the last will & testament of James WALKER (d. 6/23/1841) of Greene, NY. I would like to obtain a copy of such will if it exists. Any assistance in this regards would be appreciated.


Jimmy Thompson Sun May 23 07:52:00 2004
I am seeking information on Pearl WHITE who died December 8, 1981 in Chenango Co. She might have lived in or around Chenango Lake, Springvale and King's Settlement.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Jimmy Thompson


Lavina Rafaele Sat May 29 09:47:28 2004
I'm looking for information on my grandparents. They were born and married in Chenango. Alanson WALES married Arvilla VanDORN then moved to Michigan. Alanson was born 19 June 1838. Nothing is know about Arvilla.


Maggie Goldsmith Fri Jun 4 10:09:37 2004
Requesting a look-up at the County Clerk's office at Norwich.
Searching for deed for Robert KENEDA or KENNEDY of Brookfield Chenango Cty circa 1800. Robert is listed in the 1800 census for Brookfield; family name spelled KENEDA. He would have purchased land between 1790-1800 and sold again between 1800-1810.
Any and all help greatly appreciated.


Faith Cyr Fri Jun 4 10:39:11 2004
Looking for info on Benjamin GENUNG family and his wife, Triphene THURSTON. I have burial preparation records of Benjamin, but cannot find which cemetary he is buried. Also, would like info on their children, Emily and Emmer. I believe they were both had prior marriages too.


John Blair Sun Jun 6 15:25:57 2004
I'm hoping to find any info on a KING family and it's descendants. Harry Franklin KING is a brother to my gg grandfather. They lived in Greene from at least 1845-80. I have all the census info and info from the Chenango Co. site. Thanks, John Blair

Harry Franklin KING b. Nov 6, 1808 Broome Co. NY
Susan ??? ca 1810 NY
Caroline, ca 1840
C.S (Could be G.S.) ca 1842
William E. 12/13/1847
Uri KING 6/19/50 m. Mary ?? ca 1854


Cat Henry Tue Jun 8 18:44:32 2004
I am trying to find out if Calvin WESTOVER who lived in Preston, Chenango Co, NY had a daughter Abigail who married 1) Hiram CLIFFORD and 2) Thomas SAYER.
Cat Henry


Simon Parker Wed Jun 9 00:53:13 2004
I am a descendant of Dr. John STITES and he appears on the "Early settlers - Norwich" page of the Chenango Co. web page :- http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nychenan/nwh1784h.htm as follows :-

"about 1791 or '2
Matthew GRAVES, Hatfield Mass,
Martin TAYLOR, Mass,
Colonel William MONROE, Windsor, Conn
Leonard M CUTTING of New York bought the township when it was up for sale. He tried to lease the lands and opposition so violent and great he finally sold township to Dr. John STITES of Elizabeth, N.J., and Anthony LAMB, of New York who finally sold to settlers."

I am interested to find out where the deed records for this record/period are held. As Chenango records only start in 1798 I presume it is in one of the Counties Chenango was formed from, possibly Tioga.

Unfortunately Sandy Goodspeed who posted the info can't help. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks & regards from down under.

Simon Parker


Mary Wolff Sat Jun 12 00:49:54 2004
Looking for Freeman DAVIS b. 16 Nov 1795, Chenango Co, NY. Died 18 Jan 1873, Washington Co, OH. Married Lucy CHAMBERLAIN 6 Nov 1817, Scioto Co, OH.
Any info on his parents,etc. will be greatly appreciated!


Noelle Sat Jun 12 12:32:30 2004
Searching for descendents of Nathaniel BARBER b. 1774 m. Louis STOCKHAM b. 1775 d. 1838 Bainbridge, Chenango Co. NY.
i. Rhoda BARBER, b. January 1796.
ii. Stockham BARBER, b. June 17, 1798.
iii. Ceresa BARBER, b. October 15, 1800.
iv. Mary BARBER, b. January 17, 1804; d. October 22, 1862, Otselic, Chenango, NY; m. Comfort LEE, December 21, 1824, Paris,, NY; b. May 25, 1798; d. September 06, 1876, Otselic, Chenango, NY.
v. Abigail BARBER, b. March 22, 1806; d. March 04, 1840; m. Noah PARMELE; b. June 29, 1807; d. October 29, 1878.
vi. Nathaniel BARBER, b. July 22, 1810; m. Mary Ann PEARSALL.
vii. Alonzo BARBER, b. January 11, 1813.
viii. Trephena/Tryphena BARBER, b. August 09, 1816; d. April 18, 1853.
ix. George L. BARBER, b. June 22, 1818; m. Polly KIRKLAND.
George and Polly's children:
Emma I. BARBER b. abt. 1839
Henry C. BARBER b. abt. 1840 d. 1891 married Sarah D.?
*George J. BARBER b. 1843 Bainbridge, NY(my gr.gr.grandfather)

Polly remarried John PIERCE after George L. died @ 25yrs. and had the following children: John, Mary H., James, Elisha & William PIERCE.

George J. BARBER b. 1843 Bainbridge, NY d. 1913 and his wife Mary E. WARNER b. 1850 d. 1906. I found them both listed in the Tioga Point Cemetery. Children:
Edna Emogene BARBER b. May 9, 1861, Bainbridge married John Hugh CURRY
Della M. BARBER b. Jan.1 1870
George L. BARBER b. Sept. 29 1873
Florence Ella BARBER b. Apr. 6. 1882
*Edward B. BARBER b. 1883 Bainbridge, NY married Alice KNAPP b. abt. 1882 Watertown, NY (my gr. grandparents)
Thank you.


Darlene Sat Jun 12 16:35:21 2004
Looking for information about Harvey Buckley ROGERS (aka Hardey ROGERS), who was born in Stillwell, Oklahoma, on 1/12/1902 or 1905. His parents were Eli ROGERS (unknown - 1915 NY) and Thressa (HARDEY) ROGERS (aka Jeanne ROGERS). His siblings were: Emogene Fox, Ettia Silvermail, Hattie Salisbury, Nellie Hoagland, Orrin Rogers, and Lester Rogers. Harvey ROGERS lived in Norwich, Chenango County, NY, by the age of 10 and throughout most of his life.


Darlene Sat Jun 12 16:46:50 2004
I am searching for information about Emmogene ROGERS (1860-1936). She lived in Norwich, Chenango County, NY, in 1915 (and had probably lived there many years prior to that). Emmogene's parents were Eli ROGERS and Matilda DeFOREST. She married John FOX (b. 1857). Emmogene's children were Kenneth FOX and George FOX.

Kenneth married LouElla TRIPP, and their children were Mildred and Kenneth, Jr. George married Flossie TRIPP (sister of LouElla), and their children were Lynn and Bernard.

Emmogene also raised her half-brother, Harvey / Hardey Buckley ROGERS (my grandfather).


Alicia Damore Mon Jun 14 15:47:45 2004
I am researching my ancestry and do not have too much to go on. My mother's maiden name is BROOKINS. She was born in Norwich in 1948. Her mother was Helen (STONE) BROOKINS born in 1927. Helen's parents were Clifford & Alice STONE. Alice's maiden name was BOWERS. I was also born in Norwich in 1972 but moved to Florida when I was 8 months old and have never been back but would love to go to do research! Please help me in any way that you can!!!
Thank you,
Alicia Damore
5875 SW 41 Street #C-1
Davie, Fla. 33314


Kathryn Hall Tue Jun 22 20:27:36 2004
Does anyone have any information on Luke HALL, or Alpheus HALL or Mercy STEDMAN who came from Somers, Tolland, Connecticut and lived in Smyrna in Chenango County? Alpheus dies 12 July 1832 in Symrna, Chenango, NY.


Kem Hart-Baker Thu Jun 24 13:26:10 2004
Have recently obtained information pertaining to one of my paternal grandfather's (Jesse E. HART) family members.

In 1958, one of his nephews, Corey Kenneth HART and his family were living in Mariposa, Chenango County, NY. As I'm not familiar with the many small towns/villages contained in this county, I would like to ask the readers of this website if someone might know exactly what part of the county this town is located. What other towns is it near and is it still even in existance??? What route/road is it located near??

I have a NYS map but apparently this little village/town is so small that it's not even listed/shown on the map. Any assistance would be much appreciated. Thank you.


Charlene Kolterman Thu Jun 24 22:40:32 2004
Looking for the family of Chauncey H. STONE, found in the 1910, 1920, and 1930 census, Coventry Twp, Chenango, NY. A sister named Hester D. is in the household in 1910. By 1920, he is married to Bertha E. and through 1930, children are listed as Chauncey E., Rilla M., Eleanor H., and Loran D.


Judson E Vickery Sun Jun 27 17:45:48 2004
Where is the Skillman cemetery in McDonough NY on Rte 220 ? Jud


Linda Walker Wed Jun 30 10:56:12 2004
I'm looking for verification, birth certificate, church records or something, that shows that Daniel N. WALKER b: 21 Jun 1818 in Chenango County, NY (I don't know the city), is the son of Thomas Dewey WALKER b: 24 Jul 1795 and his wife Amelia HAYES b: 26 Sep 1796. I believe that they were also born in Chenango County, NY. They moved to Warren County, PA and they are all buried there.

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