Jul - Sep 2004 Queries
Chenango County, New York

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Becky Huff Mon Jul 5 18:29:59 2004
I am looking for information for my fifth great-grandfather, Ebenezer LEE, born 1774 in Chenango County, NY. He married Betsy JANES, daughter of Humphrey JANES and Thankful CAMPBELL. My records say they had two children: Joseph Ellis LEE (Reverend) born 1800, and Emily LEE born 1802. Census records say three children.

I want information on the third child, if possible. I also want information on Ebenezer LEE. Who were his parents?
Please email me at molly_cat@hotmail.com rather than posting anything in here. Thank you.
Becky Lee Huff


Susan Sloan Fri Jul 9 01:33:41 2004
William SLOAN, 1752-1836/7, a Revolutionary War Veteran was living in Norwich, NY when he received his last RW Pension. Payment in September 1836 or March 1837. I am looking for a record of his burial which I have been unable to locate in any of the usual resources. Any help would be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU.


Susan Wellington Fri Jul 9 15:47:02 2004
Searching for children of Freelove HERRICK 1780-1853 and Abner SEARLS 1776-1852 early settlers of West Bainbridge--possible Reuben, Lydia (WATROUS) IRELAND, Abner, Phebe, John, Abram.


Robert Reynolds Sun Jul 11 04:29:42 2004
Looking for info on Richmond Earl PADGETT (1884-1952) and his wife, Mary A. LOTTRIDGE (1884-1966). They lived in New Berlin, Chenango, NY and are buried there. Where were Richmond and Mary each born? Where did each die? Where were they married? Thank you


Robert Reynolds Sun Jul 11 08:18:46 2004
Clarence Morrell PALMER (1885-1961) married Lizzie LOTTRIDGE (1892-1929) on 5 Apr 1911 in Columbus, Chenango, NY. Where was Clarence born and where did he die? Three children were Clifton, Ronald and Mary (BICE). Can you get me in touch with any of them or their children? Thanks


sandi calvert Sun Jul 11 19:36:59 2004
I am looking for any information I can find out on my grandparents Eugene and Rose HICKS. Would love to find someone who has pictures of my people or any information I could find out about them.


Stephen Miller Wed Jul 14 13:33:27 2004
Hello, I'm looking to see if anyone can help me take photos of cemetery headstones in the Palmer's Cemetery a.k.a. Palmer's Corners Cemetery in NE Sherburne. Nehemiah PALMER (d.1830) and his wife, Mary (d.1829) are my ancestors.
I'd be happy to compensate for expenses.


Bob Moltzen Sat Jul 17 12:19:23 2004
I am looking for information on the family of John M. and Viola IRVING, shown on the Norwich 1920 and 1930 census. John was born in England about1882 and Viola was born in Chenango Co. NY in about 1890. Their children were Anne M. born abt.1909 and Lena M. IRVING born abt.1914. I would like to find info on John IRVING's family - parents, siblilngs, etc. I would also like to find out what happened to Anne and Lena IRVING - marriage, children, death, etc. We are related to Viola's side of the family. Any info would be greatly appreciated.


Lena Evans Mon Jul 19 06:06:57 2004
Looking for any information regarding the "adoption" of Betty Marie LOCKWOOD, born 6/19/1940 in Norwich Hospital. William and Sadie LOCKWOOD were her birth parents. When Sadie died 7/9/1940, a Dr. Dodge removed Betty from the home along with someone supposely from social services. This adoption was apparently not done through the courts as her birth certificate was not sealed. I am asking for any information from anyone who may know of the family who received Betty as an infant to contact me. Betty Marie LOCKWOOD is my aunt and the family has been trying to locate her for a long time. She came from a family of 8 brothers and 1 sister.
Thank you


HAROLD SCHELLING Wed Jul 21 03:21:17 2004
John Erskine WIDGER (1882 -1957) who lived in Smyrna, NY and was married to Mabel CLEVELAND (1880 - 1942). I would like to know who his parents were. Thank you.


Kelli Chalker Wed Jul 21 11:45:40 2004
I am looking for information on my great-grandfather and his parents, siblings, etc. My great-grandfather's name was George Leroy CHALKER; he was born on March 17, 1889 in Greene, Chenago County, New York. I believe that his father was George Willard CHALKER, born around 1845.
Thank you!


Pennie Maclean Fri Jul 23 08:04:36 2004
I am researching the BURROWS family from Chenango for my stepdad who is Roy BURROWS, son of Tim Milton BURROWS, son of Frank M. BURROWS, son of Fitch BURROWS who is likely the son of Amasa BURROWS.

I am trying to solidify the Fitch / Amasa connection and would appreciate any help you might suggest.
Thanks Pennie pmaclean@education.wisc.edu


Robin Miller Thu Jul 29 07:58:03 2004
Looking for ancestry of Robert Eugene MILLER, born 2-13-1918 in Chenango County, unknown town. His mother was Maude (MILLER). I believe her parents were German. I don't know Robert's father's name. I do know that he was a twin. His father was allegedly married to a woman who was a Native American, probably Mohawk. They may not have been legally married - I don't know how such unions were handled in those days. It is this connection that really interests me. Family members, all now deceased, talked about it but no one had specific information. Thank you! Robin C. Miller


Paula Paul Thu Jul 29 18:12:03 2004
Looking for any information on the Jared Comstock RANSOM family. Wife-Ann Amanda COOK, Children-Charles Cook, Norman Kibby and Warren Green. He was a local preacher and lived on State Street in Oxford. Does State Street still exist? Since he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church (Oneida Conference and Wyoming Conference) are there cemeteries in the area that he might be buried in? He died July 5, 1882.
Paula Paul


Shane Tyner Sun Aug 1 09:53:43 2004
I have traced my family back to Philo H. SEGER from New York. He moved from New York to Michigan in the mid 1800's. Until recently, I didn't know where in New York he originated from. However, I believe he's in Chenango County in the 1840 census. I'm not sure if he was born there or who his parents were but he was born May 10, 1812. Any help is appreciated.

Variations include SEGAR, SEEGER, SEAGER, SEGUR, etc.


Margaret B. Redmond Sun Aug 1 14:09:56 2004
Interested in Mrs. SCHWARTE - Oxford; Baptismal sponsor for Katherine C. REDMOND in St. Joseph's Church 1881.

May have been widow of or divorced from Lawrence REDMOND "who followed the sea", d. 1890 in NYC. May have been mother of Katherine L. REDMOND, 1876-1958, raised in Oxford, taught NYC, died Oxford.


Rihard Simpson Mon Aug 2 16:18:16 2004
Need to know if Stephen BALLOU had a will or estate settlement. Stephen was born 6 Sep 1768 in NH and died 17 May 1833 Preston, Chenango Co, NY. I am trying to prove that Stephen BALLOU and Ruth SLATER had daughter Rebecca BALLOU.


Mary McEwan Mon Aug 2 17:31:29 2004
I would be greatful for any information on Asenath (FLETCHER) DAVIDSON and her husband John DAVIDSON.
Also, on thier son, Charles DAVIDSON, and his wife, Mary (WIDGER) DAVIDSON.
I am descended from Charles and Mary's daughter, Jane Emily DAVIDSON, who married Frances MOORE.


Pamela White Thu Aug 5 20:08:34 2004
Trying to locate Hannah KERSHAW born ca 1823. Census shows a James and John with daughters that age group. Does anyone know if either of this is or is not Hannah's father?

Baptist Ministers

Bob Moltzen Fri Aug 6 13:59:26 2004
Does anyone know anything about the Baptist Society that was formed in the Guilford area in 1842? I am looking for names of Baptist Ministers in the Guilford area 1850 - 1865. Any help in locating the names of these ministers would be greatly appreciated.


Jack L. Eaton Sat Aug 7 05:48:43 2004
Pitcher, NY area relatives, please contact.


Hilarie Thu Aug 12 09:45:48 2004
I am looking for information on Justin F. GATES b. 1825 Chenango Co., NY d. 1908 Onondaga Co., NY married Jane WESTON.


Patricia MacLaury Fri Aug 13 10:06:03 2004
Looking for dates of birth and death of Dwight Edward BURLISON, and Florence STEPHENS, his mother.


Fredi Fri Aug 13 15:38:06 2004
I am trying to trace ggf John TANNER's mother to her parents (and back from there). John was born Sept. 12, 1858 in Pennsylvania to George TANNER and "M" CASWELL. I find John TANNER in the 1880 census in Chenango County. There are TANNERs and CASWELLs on the Chenango website. Really desire "M" CASWELL's Christian name.
Thank you. Fredi in Montana


Jim Weaver Fri Aug 13 20:12:22 2004
Seeking info. on family of Thomas and Nancy WEAVER, 1880 census showed lived in Preston. Also, info. on children James C.,Charles H., Cora E., and Leonard WEAVER. James C. had son, Merl WEAVER [my grandfather] that once lived in Oriskany Falls, New York, in later years. Thank you. Jim


Gail Bargerstock Tue Aug 17 22:54:49 2004
My ggg grandfather was Vernon BENNETT. On the 1865 Census for the Town of Murray, Orleans Co, New York, he gives his birth county as Chenango. Vernon BENNETT was born 18 April 1826 and died 10 April 1870. He married Jane SPICER on 10 January 1847 in Kendall, Orleans Co, New York and they had 8 children, Sylvester, John Amasa, Anna, Tryphena, Adelbert Vernon, Lucretia, Ida Bell and Frank Henry.

I have been unable to find records of Vernon BENNETT in Chenango County or anywhere else other than the Orleans Co website. I do not know his parents names or siblings, if he had any, and would like to hurdle this wall.

I would be grateful for anyone's help and am very willing to share information on this line from Vernon through his descendants. I have direct and collateral lines.
Thank you. Gail


Fredi Fri Aug 20 19:46:27 2004
Could someone find William CASWELL and/or George TANNER in the 1860 Chenango County census. They are on-line, but 45 pages and my computer is very slow and my eyes bad. They were, I believe, in Afton.
Please email me with either what page they might be found or if they're found at all.


Janet Windsor Southall Mon Aug 23 18:15:42 2004
I am looking for parentage of George B. WINSOR (1810-1864) m. Almira ? Also parentage for Lucy DEXTER m Wellington O. WINSOR. I have only county reference. (Also, somebody added the D before the name got to me:)


Sandy Haist Mon Aug 30 07:54:29 2004
I am trying to find information on William CLEVELAND b.8 Sep 1774, d. 23 Apr 1854 married to Nancy BAKER b. 15 Mar 1776 d. 4 Mar 1857. Had son Merritt CLEVELAND b. 20 Oct 1821 in Bainbridge, Chenango, NY, married Charlotte BEBEE b. abt 1826. Had children Addison and Rosella plus three others. I am actually looking for information on Merritt's children. I show Merritt's family moving to Indiana (they show up in IN 1880 census). I have info on Addison as he was my great-great-grandfather. I wanted info on where William was buried and what happened to Rosella?
Any info appreciated... Thanks, Sandy Cleveland Haist


Maryellen Rogers Fri Sep 3 06:20:28 2004
I would like to learn about John SMITH family. John SMITH married Abigail BURROWS, about 1781. He was born in 1758, and died there in Chenango in 1852. I see a query about the family posted by Anne Townsend, Jan 29, 1997. I just learned that John and Abigail probably are my g-g-g grandfather Levi SMITH's parents. Levi was born about 1791, and died probably at Hartland, Michigan about 1851. I am also interested in Davis SMITH. Who probably is their son also. I have a little information on him, I would like to share. Maryellen.


Vanessa Will Mon Sep 6 13:18:56 2004
I am looking for the grave of Ruth (FULTON) BENEDICT, the anthropologist, who died on September 17, 1948 in New York City. I have received information she may be buried in a "large cemetery" in Norwich, NY, along with family members (FULTON).
Any information would be appreciated.


Terry Arpan Sun Sep 12 22:39:15 2004
Looking for any lineage info or probate will info, etc on the family of Remembrance PHILLEY who live in McDonough, Chenango County, NY from abt 1810-1840. I need to connect a possible grandson, William FILLEY b-abt 1803 NY, with Remembrance. Remembrance was born 1754 CT. He may have had a son, William b-1175 CT. This son, William, may be the father to William b-abt 1803 NY. Any info would be greatly appreciated. The last info I have on Remembrance is an 1830 census from McDonough.
Thank you, Terry


JEANNE FREIREICH Tue Sep 14 05:37:22 2004
Cyrus PHELPS married to Mary HUNT was the son of Alexander PHELPS and _Havens. Does anyone please know who were the parents of this Alexander PHELPS? There are several both Cyrus and Alexander PHELPS from Ct. to Chenango Co. in this time era and I need the information to find the line back through New England.


Vickie Mott Friddle Mon Sep 20 20:45:42 2004
Looking for information on John D. MOTT and Burgur MOTT who both appear on the 1810 US Census for Chenango Co., NY (villages of Greene and Smyrna).

John D. MOTT also appears on the 1800 US Census for Chenango Co., NY.

Trying to discover if John D. MOTT is the father of Burgur. There is a son on the 1800 census in the household of John D. who could have been Burgur (b. 15 Apr 1785).
Thank you!


Gregory Cooke Tue Sep 21 16:13:36 2004
I am looking for information on a Calista PLACE of Otego who moved to Norwich and married an Ivan CRANDALL in the mid-1800's. Her sister Clarissa married a Gilbert PLACE in Morris and she is buried on the Crandall lot in the Hillington Cemetery at Morris along with a Reuben CRANDALL. There are no markers on the CRANDALL lot and I can't figure out where I got the information that the owner of the lot was Ivan CRANDALL. My uncle was named Ivan PLACE and I suspect he was named after an Ivan CRANDALL related to Clarissa PLACE his great grandmother. Any of this ring a bell with anyone in the Norwich area?


Melissa Stickles-Haponski Tue Sep 28 09:29:20 2004
Cemetery look-up, please! Looking for the cemetery in New Berlin where my gr-grandfather, John W. STICKLES is buried. He died in 1950's and is buried in New Berlin somewhere. All on-line resources have been searched.Thanks to any one willing to check this for me!

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