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Chenango County, New York

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MARIE KIMBALL Sun Apr 2 20:10:42 2006
I am interested in finding out where the name Chenango orginated from? Thanks


Ted Gibson Mon Apr 3 11:52:40 2006
The "Family Search" website shows that Abisha ELLIOTT (b.Jan. 20,1802) married Hannah Ann FORD in 1827 at Coventry, Chenango, NY.
I am looking for evidence to support that statement.

Note: Abisha was the son of Abisha ELLIOTT (b.1776-1839) and Cornish (1778-1854/5) both of Coventry.


GMFree Sat Apr 8 19:12:23 2006
Mary was born about 1869 in Lewis County to Nancy BERCIER. She was adopted by a SMITH family. She married a Will BECKWITH in Oneida County and in Camden, Oneida County in 1889 had a daughter Maude BECKWITH who married a Fred P. BOWDISH of IA.

Mary separated, apparently, from BECKWITH and moved to Norwich. So far I have been able to verify about everything relating Mary and her family that was given to me verbally. The one exception is finding any info about Mary in Norwich. By 1900 she apparently had left her family. Other than Mary's marriage and the birth of Maude I have hit a stonewall.


Stephen Austin Wed Apr 12 16:51:11 2006
I am looking for the burial place of David H. AUSTIN son of Goerge AUSTIN and Roxana ELY. His wife was Amanda POTTER.


David Fri Apr 21 18:07:56 2006
I would like information about Perry BURLINGAME or WHEELER photography in Bainbridge N.Y.


Donna Burdick Wed Apr 26 12:26:12 2006
I believe that the Charles W. BROWN who appears in the 1880 Census in the Town of Oxford may have been the son of Charles L. BROWN and his wife Esther A. of Madison County. Charles W. is age 30 in 1880 and is listed as a lawyer. His wife is Angie B., age 33, and their daughter Marion is age 3. Also I think the daughter was named for Charles W.'s sister, Marion (BROWN) DAVISON who lived in Sherburne. Would like confirmation of this theory if possible. Thank you.


Norma Borst Wed Apr 26 13:02:09 2006
BEert BROOKER was on trial for the death of a 16 year old female who died from an abortion. Her last name was AYLESWORTH. This would have happened in the late 1800's or possibly early 1900's.


maxine boyce buckman Thu Apr 27 15:37:02 2006
Searching for any information on ancestor, Luther NEWTON, who was b in 1781 in MA, went to VT married a Eunice D ? and then migrated to Chenango County in 1816. He had sons, Dexter, Hubbard, and William H. Luther was a farmer and cooper and d 12/1/1855 in Chenango County, Greene area. He is probably bur in the Morse Cemetery near Petonia Lake. Mainly want to know who is father/mother were but any info appreciated.


Alice Lyons (Borker) Fri Apr 28 13:14:13 2006
I am looking for information on Elmer J. WHITE, born 1884, died 1907. He was married to Gertrude FAIRBANKS, had a son Leo E. WHITE and died all in one year. In 1900 he and his sister Pearl S. were living with their grandparent Jannette and Buran or VanBuren WHITE in Pharsalia, NY. Elmer is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Norwich, NY, behind him is a Mary A. WHITE 1867 - 1930. I am thinking she might be Elmer and Pearl's mother.


maxine boyce buckman Fri Apr 28 13:17:42 2006
Searching for occupation of Albert BOYCE who married Phebe HOYT and adopted my gr grandfather, Sewell L. (NEWTON) BOYCE. I believe Albert and Phebe lived in Norwich area and did live in Greene for awhile. Both came from Dutchess County I think. Year for marriage was 1847 and Sewell was b in 1854 and probably adopted in 1850/51. Any information on these people would be appreciated.


CASSIE CLIPSTON Sat Apr 29 19:43:21 2006
I am looking for Daniel and Margaret (NORMILE) ROACH of Preston NY. Daniel came here (unknown date) from County Cork Ireland and Margaret was born here but her parents came here from Co Clare Ireland (Malichi and Mary (LARKIN) NORMILE her Malichi had a brother John NORMILE who I found info on he lived in Norwich. I found where they are buried but I cant find exact dob or death date, obituaries, or anything to firm their existance.
Anything you can find would be great about any of them.


Roni Welch Sun May 7 23:55:52 2006
I am looking for the location of Cherry Valley in New York, most probably in Chenango County. A reference was made to a Henry VORSE, from Cherry Valley coming into Greene in 1794. Where is Cherry Valley?


Bob Smith Mon May 8 14:49:08 2006
I discovered on our deed the names Arthur BROWN bought the property in 1906 and sold it to an Edward BAKER in 1907.

I've lived at 16 Marshall St in Norwich for 34 years and just wondered who built the house. BAKER could be my guy but not sure.
Any help would be appreciated.


John Crandall Fri May 12 13:33:08 2006
Seeking information on Henry Clinton CRANDALL, b. May 25, 1854 and/or Emily DIAMOND, probaby b. 1881. Henry Clinton had been married to Helen JOHNSON. All appear to have lived in Chenango County all of their lvies.


Diana Tue May 16 09:42:02 2006
Seeking information and photo of Flora Mary (BASSETT) JAYNES (1854-1915). Married to Dr. Asa W. JAYNES. Daughter of Andrus Osbert and Ruth (SMITH) BASSETT. Resided in Norwich and Sherburne.


Gail - Judy Thu May 18 14:21:19 2006
We are seeking information on the parents of Joseph SKINNER b. c1790's or earlier at R. I. He died in 1849 the same year as his brother-in-law, Andrew DAVIS b. October 9, 1831, d. August 9, 1849. Joseph SKINNER married Julia DAVIS b. c1809, d. August 19, 1881, daughter of Oliver DAVIS b c1781. at R. I., d. April 29, 1878 at Columbus, PA and Temperance [?] DAVIS b. c1788, d. December 27, 1878 at Columbus, PA.

Oliver, Temperance, Andrew and Julia all share the same grave stone and are buried at Columbus, PA, in the West Lawn Cemetery of which we do have pictures of. It is pure spectulation that possibley Joseph and Andrew may have died together and only Andrew DAVIS' body may have been recovered and buried. West Lawn Cemetery only has this record pertaining to Joseph SKINNER: "during the summer of 1951 a lady copied the inscriptions from the headstones for the Warren Library Historical Group...listed...one stone in this lot worn away except for the word "Father", this most likely was a stone for Joseph SKINNER, there are no other stones in this lot at this time."

Note the following from the 1896 Nelson Biographical Dictionary and Historical Reference Book of Erie County, PA: "Joseph SKINNER was a native of Rhode Island in 1800 and came to Chenango County, NY with his parents, where they both died. In 1826 he came to Erie County and settled eighty acres of land, part of which lies within the city limits of Corry, PA where he followed farming and lumbering. He was married to Julia DAVIS , also a native of Rhode Island. To them were born eleven children. This gentlemen was the first permanent settler of the city of Corry."

We are looking for Joseph SKINNER'S parents and any siblings that may have been born. Also where his parents may have been born and buried. In the Chenango website, there is mention of only one SKINNER that we could find, Amasa SKINNER, under wills 12/5/1831 C 71. Also a Betsy SKINNER 5/24/1859 F 207.

Any information would be greatly appreciated. We have a lot of info on the eleven children and would be very willing to share if someone is also researching this SKINNER / DAVIS family.
Thank you


Mary Fox Thu May 18 17:51:19 2006
I'm researching the surnames mentioned above. The FOX family lived around Plymouth and Smyrna in the 1800's and 1900's. The BAKER, SUTTON, and KING families lived around Lincklaen in the 1800's and North Pitcher. The PRIEST family lived around Pharsalia so did the RICKARDs. The RICKARDs lived in Smyrna also. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank-You


Nicole Sat May 20 18:23:57 2006
Can anyone tell me about the parents of Glenn Whightman ANGELL, who were George ANGELL and Lillian PHILIPS?


Judy Wed May 31 19:41:50 2006
Looking for info regarding relatives of George A. BROWN. His father was Marquis de Lafayette BROWN. Stepmother, Betsy Ann BUELL. Step-brother, Edward, step-sisters, Lydia, Ella, Clara, Lottie. I have pictures to share and identify.


A. M. Lewis Sun Jun 4 20:50:21 2006
Comment: re Scott B. LEWIS, whose bio appears at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/chenango/1898-l.htm#6
Scott B.-7 LEWIS (Henry Welcome-6, Nathaniel-5, Israel-4, Nathaniel-3, Israel-2, John-1 of Westerly, RI)
Several errors in bio:
1. Grandfather, Nathaniel Lewis came from RI (not MA) sometime between 1802 and 1805. He was a 7th Day Baptist minister before turning to farming. He died 03 Jul 1857 (not 1859). He was the father of 9, rather than 8 children. Youngest child, daughter Ruhamah, preceded both parents in death.

2. Father, Henry W. was b. in Butternuts (06 Apr 1815) and d. in Morris (not the reverse), as Morris was not yet formed at the time of his birth.


charles burgess Sat Jun 10 10:09:27 2006
Final divorce datte for Paul Allison MARVIN - Elizabeth Ann MARVIN.


Linda Messer Sun Jun 11 14:05:45 2006
Am looking for information on Francis or Frank McPherson GLEN. Parents were John and Ann GLEN of Scotland. Frank was born in Scotland March 3, 1879 in Easter Bolgello Fannidiee. Not sure that place is spelled correctly. He immigrated to U.S. and lived in Oxford New York. Not sure of date.


Alex Heller Sat Jun 17 20:20:17 2006
William J EVERSON lived in Oxford . Does anyone know anything about him or wife Cynthia?


Arthur Burch Mon Jun 19 12:24:52 2006
I'm researching the family of Russell Bennett BURCH (1807-1861) and Hannah Caroline BLAKESLEE (1810-?). Info I have indicates that they had eight children:
1) William Halford BURCH (1833-1914) md. Elizabeth NORWOOD
2) Charles R. BURCH (1835-?)
3) Isaac BURCH (1837-1864)
4) Anna L. BURCH (1841-?)
5) Ellen C. BURCH (1843-?)
6) Mary Caroline BURCH (1847-1902)
7) Emma E. BURCH (1849-1853)
8) Julia BURCH (1852-1853)

Any information greatly appreciated, but particularly interested in the family of William H. and Elizabeth (NORWOOD) BURCH. Will be happy to share info.
Art Burch


Ann Frazier Hedberg Mon Jun 19 15:27:00 2006
I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather, George BURKETT, who was born in Guilford in 1861. His parents were William BURKETT & Mary (May) (DARROW) BURKETT. He had an older brother John and a younger sister, Anna. He had five children, including my Grandmother, Grace A (BURKETT) FRAZIER. My great grandmother was Frances JENKS. GGrandfather BURKETT died about 1941 at home in McDonough.


Charlotte Tue Jun 20 20:09:52 2006
I have an old quart bottle with "Norwich Bottling Works, Norwich, NY" in raised lettering on the front. It has a bail cap. I was told that the company bottled Coca Cola. The bottle is half full of a thick syrup, probably condensed Coke syrup after all these years. I am trying to find out when the company was in business in order to date the bottle.
Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks, Charlotte Brooks


Cheryl Kirkpatrick Fri Jun 23 21:12:56 2006
I am trying to locate family of Clark Lewis WILCOX born in 1826 in this county. He moved to Allen County Indiana around 1840 and married Susan KLINE from Germany on 21 May 1846. Then they moved to Dekalb County Indiana where they died. He in 1866 and she 1884. They are my 2nd great grandparents and would like to find some family. Cheryl

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