2004 Queries
Cortland County, New York

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Charles Hoover Wed Feb 11 07:25:21 2004
Looking for parents/ancestors of Charles SESSIONS born Sept 28,1827 in Cortland Co., NY. Attended Cortland Academy in Homer. Married a Mary Jane ARMSTRONG in New York in 1852, then moved to Iowa. Per census info, parents of Charles were born in Connectecut.
Any info on his parents, siblings, etc. would be appreciated.


Jim Thalacker Wed Feb 11 13:13:57 2004
I am seeking information on my ggg-grandfather Joseph GORDON. He was a Revolutionary War soldier, having served 4 years with the Pennsylvania line from the spring of 1776-January 1781. He was discharged at Trenton, NJ. He died at Willet in June of 1843.
In 1936 his grave was identified in Willet.
His daughter Amanda married James CAMPBELL and moved to Spring Green, Wisconsin in the 1840s.


Carolyn (Buchan) Wood Sat Feb 21 13:34:22 2004
If you have any information on these surnames please contact me.


Ella M. Foster Sun Feb 22 19:45:05 2004
I am looking for the parents of Amos FOSTER born: 1812/3 and died: April 13, 1889. He married Paulina BARNES who was the daughter of Guy Carlton BARNES and his wife Mary who was believed to be a NICHOLS. Paulina was born: 1822 and died: January 14 1869. They are buried in the Harford Cemetery in Harford, New York. According to the 1860 Fed. Census, their children were Miles, John, Sylvester, Hopeful, and Phebe. Both Amos and his son Miles servered in the 76th NY Volunteers during the Civil War.


Amy Lundquist Wed Feb 25 15:11:57 2004
Hi, looking for information on marriage of B. Frank WADSWORTH and Ella M. ?. they got the licence in McGraw. Frank orginally from Livingston Co. Father's name Daniel B. WADSWORTH. Do not know brides maiden name. WADSWORTHs might also be from Cortland Co. They did not arrive in Livingston Co. until at least late 1830's. Information on marriage or on the family would be greatly appreciated. Amy


Mary Lee Thu Feb 26 09:29:07 2004
I have been searching for the marriage record for James LEE and Caroline BABCOCK. They were married in Cortland County in 1864. Does anyone have any suggestions as to were I can look?


Chris Miles Thu Feb 26 15:23:48 2004
Looking for any information on Alfred Amos POOLER who lived on 92 Homer Ave. in Cortland, NY.


Michael R. Boyce Sun Feb 29 18:45:22 2004
Would like to contact living descendants of the following BOICE families of Cortland and Tioga Counties:
BOICE, William migrated to Harford Mills, Cortland County abt. 1843 from Columbia County, following the death of his wife, Polly DECKER from Columbia County. Their daughter Louisa BOICE married David Wellington TALBOT. Son William "Henry" BOICE married Etella CLARK. Son Charles BOICE married Lucy?. Son Abraham BOICE married a Polly? lived in nearby Richford in Tioga County, and also listed in Harford directories. Abraham BOICE and Polly had several children including William, Lucy, Elisabeth, Malinda, Edmond, Hellen, Mary, Emiline and Harry.


Diane Metzger Mon Mar 1 17:34:14 2004
My great, great, grandfather, Abida SMITH, was born in Williamstown, Vt in 1803. He moved to Gouverneur, NY in the early 1830's and got married soon after. His first child, Harriet, was born @ 1838 in Gouverneur, I am assuming. His second child, George Philo SMITH, was born in Cortland Co. NY on July 22, 1840.

In 1850 Abida and his children were back in Gouverneur. I am trying to find a copy of George's birth certificate and also trying to find out where Abida lived in Cortland Co. NY.
Can anyone help me in any way? Thank you so much.


Joan Stivers Fri Mar 5 19:08:19 2004
Looking for info on CARROLLs and GALVINs from Truxton, BYRONs from Solon. Mary Ann CARROLL (her mother was a GALVIN) had a dress shop in Cortland and married Michael BYRON of Solon.


Julia A. Dale Fri Mar 12 14:38:28 2004
Currently researching my ADAMS - FISH lines:
Edward ADAMS, b. 1750, d. 22 March 1843, age 93+ yrs.
Amelia [FISH] b. 1754? d. 14 August 1841,age 87 yrs. Both are buried in the Lower Cincinnatus Cemetery, Cortland, N.Y.
Would the L-C-Cemetery have any Records giving possible info. on 1841-43 burials? Trying to find who the father of Edward ADAMS was,---my "brick wall." Allied lines in this ADAMS Genealogy also include SPENCER and BURNS.


Maureen Wed Mar 17 01:54:22 2004
I am looking for parents of Nancy McCAPES who, according to Cutter's entry on Sheldon, was born Jan 20, 1805 in PA. Census information indicates she was born in NY. This site shows a Nancy McCAPES (possibly her mother?) on the Early Settler's Page. I have also found an I. L. or J. L. McCAPES in the 1840 census for West Cortlandville, Cortland N.Y.

Nancy MACAPES or McCAPES married Mason SHELDON before 1825, had 14 children, and died July 5, 1895 at Ellington, Chautauqua, NY. Buried Clear Creek Cemetery.

Any information on McCAPES or MACAPES of Cortland Co. would be appreciated.


E. A. Webb Wed Mar 17 16:36:53 2004
Searching for the Webb Family Bible in the possession of Clara Arnold ELDER ca. 1960. She was the daughter of Lucean and Eva Cynthia (WEBB) ARNOLD, resided in Cortland and I believe died in 1969.


Maryanne Fox Reagan Fri Mar 19 10:19:09 2004
I am hoping to talk to Richard Roberts that submitted a note on 9-5-98 concerning the NYE families in Cortland, NY.
Please write to me at mlr4@cornell.edu, I am looking for your genealogy info.
Maryanne Fox Reagan


Jen Dlabal Sun Mar 21 11:55:56 2004
I am researching Lewis C. BURR. He Married Cordelia CARR. In the 1850 census he is 30 yrs old, married w/children living in Homer, Cortland Co. I am looking for marriage and birth information, who their parents were. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


p weil Fri Mar 26 16:18:30 2004
Would it be possible for someone to tell me if there were any Quaker meeting houses in Cortland County? I beleive my ggrandfather Dwight STEERE was born into the Quaker comm. I can find no listing of his birth in Cortland County, yet he was born there? thank you


Barbara Voss Mon Mar 29 03:31:30 2004
I am searching for a Jessie T. Peck KENYON. He lived in Cortland county for a little bit in the late 1800's. His father was Andrew J. KENYON son of Samuel B. KENYON, Pitcher, Chenango County. Andrew was a M .E. Clergyman and moved around a lot. Would appreciate any information that you might have.


Bob Moltzen Tue Mar 30 12:48:58 2004
I am looking for information on Mary POWELL (born Nov 18, 1774)and Margaret POWELL (born Oct 16, 1776). Their mother's name was Mary, and they may have been adopted by Mary's second husband William JOHNSON / JOHNSTON. The family had lived in Montgomery Co, Delaware Co. and Otsego Co. I believe one or both of the girls were living with their husbands in Cortland Co. 1815-1835. Does anyone know who they married? Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Bob Moltzen Tue Mar 30 13:03:08 2004
I am looking for information on the family of William (born 1781) and Elizabeth (born about 1787-1788) JOHNSTON / JOHNSON who lived in the area of Preble, Cortland Co. NY 1819 - 1837. Their children were Isaiah, Elizabeth, Richard, Laura and Harvey. Laura and Harvey were born in Preble. There was also another female child (name unknown) who possibly died between 1830 and 1835. William had two married half-sisters named Mary and Margaret (POWELL-JJOHNSTON) who also lived in the Cortland area. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.


David Penke Fri Apr 2 13:38:42 2004
I am looking for any information regarding Able PARKER 1769 - 1846 who came from Rhode Island to Cortland County. His wife was Nancy GOODSPEED. One descendant says he had only three children - James R. PARKER - Sarah PARKER and Emily PARKER - the census seems to indicate that there were other children in the household including two who had died in the year before the 1835 census.

I believe he also had a son named Abel Jr. who, married Lucy MOFFATT - d/o Joel MOFFATT - and another son named Zephaniah who married Philinda MOFFATT - d/o Elijah MOFFATT. Zephaniah and Phlinda had six children and when Zephaniah died she and the children went to the same place as Abel Jr - Waushara County, Wisconsin - there she married Timothy L. SPAULDING. Abel Jr and Nancy and Philinda and Timothy and Timothy's third wife are all buried in Fish Lake Cemetery near Hancock Wisconsin.

I am looking for someone who can tell me more about the family of Abel PARKER born 1769 - 1846 (buried Parker Stree Cemetery - Lapeer, NY


Tammie Sat Apr 3 19:48:35 2004
Looking for KNIGHT of Cortland area


Dr. Robert Cobb Sun Apr 4 12:08:12 2004
This is an update of my previous query regarding Ebenezer COBB. Here is what I now know: Ebenezer COBB, M. Sarah HANSCOM Jan 8, 1782 in Gorham, ME. Ebenezer and Sarah moved to Saratoga Co., NY. In 1806 they had three of their children baptised at Christ Church in Ballston Spa. -- Augustus, b. Sep 27, 1797; Uriah S., b. Sep 3, 1799 and Ann R., b. Feb 6, 1803. (Uriah is my g/g/grandfather and married Elizabeth (Betsey) BUSH daughter of Jacobus Henrick BUSH and Hannah FORDUN.... Sometime between 1810 and 1820 Jacobus moved to Solon... In the 1820 Census he had a daughter and son 10-16, a son under 10 and a daughter 16-26 (this is Ann R.). Sometime after the 1820 Census Ebenezer and Sarah moved back to ME... Sarah died shortly thereafter and in 1824 Ebenezer married Mary LARABEE and had two more sons, Isaac, b. Apr 28, 1825 and Moses, b. Mar 26, 1827. If anyone has information relative to the son and daughter (ages 10-16) and the son (under 10) who show up in the 1820 Solon Census I would much appreciate hearing from you. It is quite possible that they were Baptised somewhere in Solon area...I am trying to run that down now.... Stay well...


CAROLIN WEISER Mon Apr 19 15:03:32 2004
Can you tell if a marriage occured either in 1940-41 betwen Edward BOTTOFF and Lillian Caroline LAMBERT? I am her daughter. Thank you.


Susan J. Canfield Tue Apr 20 15:05:55 2004
I am looking for my maternal grandfather, Avery Leroy HAIGHT and my father Rober Lawrence KEENE, both deceased in order to trace my origins.


martha peckham Wed May 5 08:18:54 2004
I need information on Milo CHENEY who was born in Cortland in 1856. He had a brother Benjamin Franklin CHENEY who was also born in Cortland and continued to live there until his death. They had a sister but I do not know her name.
Thanks for any information.
Martha Peckham


Joyce Wed May 5 18:20:17 2004
I would like to know where I could get an obituary for Melissa Jane HEATH died June 2, 1925 and is buried in Truxton cemetery with her husband Francis. Trying to find out Melissa's maiden name to make a connection to family.
Thank you


Kim Chappell Wed May 12 08:22:59 2004
Charles Robert WRIGHT and Rita GUY had a child, Ronald Alan Guy, January 29, 1941. Ronald was my beloved father and would like to find any info on Charles or his family. My dad passed away 5 years ago and would like to know any info on his biological family...


joann beard Wed May 12 13:59:07 2004
Looking for the cemetery tombstone and any other info available for Ozias STRONG b. 13 SEP 1734 m. Susannah WEST 1737. He was in Lenox, MA in 1757 in French and Indian War, 1770 in Lee, MA, served as privet in Capt. Porter's company, Col. David Roseter's regiment in MA line, 1787 lived in Great Bend, PA and moved to Homer, NY 1795. He died there on 21 Nov 1807. Also his wife, Susannah (WEST) STRONG who died there in June, 1827.


Michael Polley Mon May 17 23:32:09 2004
Looking for information on Timothy and Sally ALLEN. Lived in Homer early 1800s. Aware of two children: Sarah Ann b.13 Jun 1818 and Chauncy b. 5 Aug 1812


Marcia Green Mon May 24 17:19:39 2004
I am researching James LOCKWOOD who came early to Cuyler with David MORSE. His children married these surnames: KEENEY, CULVER, OWEN, VINCENT, while still in Cortland Co.


Di Daugherty-King Wed May 26 13:56:24 2004
I am searching for any information regarding Clifford Leroy KING. He married my mother, Irene Margaret (FEINT) KING in 1961. They later divorced and he married a woman named Martha. Last I knew they lived in Horsehead, but that was 15 years ago. He was raised in foster care in Poolville, living with the TRINE family. He has a brother named Paul, among several other siblings. He is part Native American and part Irish. If anyone knows anything about him or his siblings I would be very grateful.
Thank you!


Neil Wheeler Sat May 29 11:03:39 2004
I am looking for information on Elijah MASON. He moved into Preble Township in 1878, from Montgomery County.


Ken Brown Tue Jun 1 13:46:35 2004
Looking for more info on Abial BROWN. Also the BROWN / DAVIS connection... E Mail to Krumtx@aol.com


Ken Brown Sun Jun 6 02:15:27 2004
Looking for info on BROWN. Many ancestors buried in Blodgett Mills.


Sandra Tue Jun 15 08:43:52 2004
Looking for descendents of John DeVAUX father of Samuel Demarest DeVAUX.


J Reichling Wed Jun 23 12:46:34 2004
Am searching for information on Polly THOMPSON, born April 6, 1817 in Cortland County, NY. married Leonard STARKWEATHER October 3, 1833. They moved to Iowa, listed in the census there. Would like any info on Polly's siblings, parents. Died 1906 in Firview, IA Thanks.


Treasure Collins Tue Jun 29 21:45:38 2004
Luman ROBINSON married Mary (SWEET) ROBINSON. They resided in Virgil before moving to Ohio in the 1830's or so. I descend from their son Lyman ROBINSON. I believe that Lyman was born in Virgil. Luman, Mary, and Luman as well as Luman's siblings are all buried in Ohio. Summit County for most of them. Would love to have more info on the ROBINSON and SWEET families. Thank you. Treasure Crispin Collins


corinne brooks Thu Jul 1 11:04:33 2004
Ephriam SEAMAN, Co. F, 15th N.Y.Cav. prisoner Newmarket 2 years during Civil War. Discharged 2/2/1864. Buried 9/27/1919 at Home Cemetery, Los Angeles, Ca. Lived In Harford, N. Y. Cortland Co. and enlisted at Dryden, N. Y. Tompkins Co.


Patty Headley Sun Jul 11 17:29:53 2004
Looking for information on Nathaniel SPENCER b. aprox 28 Dec 1807, m. Nancy ???? date???? place ????, children: William SPENCER m. Nancy BIRD, Sarah SPENCER m. Llewellyn D. HEADLEY, maybe other siblings, d. 09 Fev 1870 Geneso Twp, Tama County, Iowa.


Patty Headley Wed Jul 14 19:06:00 2004
I would like any information (newspaper articles, birth/death records, etc. )for the following people. I am trying to verifiy the information I have is correct and document it for future generations. Most of the information here is from census records and cemetery headstones. I would even appreiciate contact information as to where to write to for vital records for the time period listed. Please e-mail me directly, I will recieve it much faster. PKH5638@aol.com

Nathaniel SPENCER born 27 Dec 1807 NY died 9 Feb 1870 that is buried at Spencer Cemetery, Geneseo Twp, Tama, IA and Nancy ? b. 26 Feb 1811 NY and married abt 1830 are the parents of:
Newton K. SPENCER b 9 Mar 1831 Cortland County, NY
M. A. SPENCER b. abt 1836 Cortland County, NY
William H. SPENCER b 7 Jun 1839 Cortland County, NY
Sarah J. SPENCER b. Abt 1842 Cortland County, NY
Juliette A. SPENCER b. Abt 1845 Cortland County, NY


Jean Fri Jul 16 21:44:17 2004
Looking for info on Henry LAKE who served in Civil War from Cortland Co. I cannot find him after that time. Like to be in touch with any of the LAKE descendants who may still be in the area.


Kathy Tue Jul 20 20:01:47 2004
Looking for James Samuel SMITH (b 1826) and Julia A. LOOKER b 9/11/1833. Julia was born in Cortland NY; it says Groton. Does anyone know where this is or any information about this family?


Rissa Stanley Mon Jul 26 09:20:42 2004
Amasa BEMIS. He was born 1810, died May 21, 1861. I find him buried in Marathon Cemetary. His wife Clarissa married after his death to Harris STANLEY. This was Harris 2nd marriage. Clarissa is buried with Amasa.
I am trying to locate Amasa's family, as well as Clarissa's maiden name and family.


ROSE CLARK Mon Jul 26 18:06:59 2004
I am sharing for the CASE family from Groton, New York, Tompkins County.
Ggrandfather William CASE b. 1834 d. 1869 wife Katie May CASE b. ? d, 1923.
Grandfather John W. CASE b. 1889 d. 1966. Wife Myrtle (?) CASE b. 1893 d. 1976.
John W. CASE b. 1909 d. 1951 wife Gladys (CARPENTER) CASE b. 1912 d. 1975.
Would like to know where they came from before settling in Groton.
Any information will be gladly appreciated. Thank you.


leonard phillips Fri Jul 30 19:22:34 2004
Looking for inf on William Henry COOK, Harford Mills worked in saw mill. Married Libby SOULS in 1862 enlisted in 157th day before. Never showed up for duty. Moved to Minn. Father's name was Harry.


Eric G. King Tue Aug 3 11:59:47 2004
Eugene Delbert KING (Cortland 1898) father of John Dana KING (Cincinnatus) grandfather of John Stewart KING (Cincinnatus 1922)


Jacquie Schattner Wed Aug 4 13:35:17 2004
Looking for decendents of John STANBRO. Known decendents are Thomas, Abigail and Peleg. Lived in Virgil and Homer New York.
Willing to exchange information


Jacquie Schattner Thu Aug 5 09:02:07 2004
Looking for decendents of James and Abigail (STANBRO) OLMSTED of Virgil. Some children names are Cyrus, Nathan and Sarah.
Willing to exchange information


Phyllis Rogers Sun Aug 8 18:59:49 2004
Looking for Patrick Francis LYONS, born someplace in Ireland in 1853, died in Cortland, NY, 12/5/1929. Desire info on where he was born, when he immigrated, and when he married Elizabeth COMERFORT.


Jacquie Schattner Tue Aug 10 16:16:34 2004
South Cortland Cemetery, Cortland (Town of) John STANBRO fought in the Revolutionary War and according to the Abstact of Graves of these men, he is buried at the South Cortland Cemetery in the town of Cortland. He died between 1841-1850. His wife Hannah WHITTLESEY died about the same time. Does anyone know if records for this cemetery are available?


debbie Thu Aug 12 09:28:56 2004
I am looking for Katherine Margaret SWEET born 1811 in Homer Cortland New York married to Nelson JONES. I need to know who Katherine's parents are. thanks debbie


Hannah Thu Aug 12 17:37:15 2004
My dad was born in Cortland County, on March 31, 1954. I don't know what hospital, but he was known as the KING baby, as in his last name would've been KING. He was adopted as a newborn and never wanted to find out if he could, who his mother was. If anyone has any information as to who his mother is or any other relevant information to this would be greatly appreciated.


Brenda L. Struthers Wed Aug 18 08:11:58 2004
I am looking for the marriage of Francis TIDD b. abt 1793 VT and Judith ALLEN b 1797 Rehoboth, MA. The IGI has the date of their marriage as July 12, 1815 in New York. No place specific was given nor was the source listed.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. These people are my GT GT grandparents..


Douglas H. Crosby Tue Aug 24 19:19:19 2004
Attempting to contact " dustincrosby@pennswoods.net" (Margaret CROSBY?), your email is not working. I have info on William CROSBY, born 1801, Cortland Co.


Stephen LaBar Sun Aug 29 16:40:15 2004
HI, Just would like to know if there were any LeBARS or LaBARS in your county, I haven't found any in your county.
Regards, Stephen La Bar


Marcia Green Mon Aug 30 11:49:26 2004
Mrs. Irena STEWART (formerly MEAD, MORSE) appeared in Truxton to testify for step-son David MORSE regarding his pension. Does anyone know who her 2nd husband (STEWART) was and how long they lived in Cortland Co.? There are several STEWART families there in 1820, and there are MEADs in 1800.


Rita Orton Tue Aug 31 19:49:54 2004
What happened to this family? 1820 Census, Harrison, NY. 1830 Census Marathon, NY and 1840 Census Freetown, NY. JOY, Waterman family. 1850 no name recorded.
Any ideas out there?


Nan Whitcomb Thu Sep 2 11:47:44 2004
My 4th g grandfather William HUNTLEY was born in Lyme CT. 1797. He was listed in the census in Marathon 1820. He married (1) Nancy BENNETT b 1799 who died shortly after their marraige. He then married her sister (2) Hannah b 1800. Information that I have says William and Hannah are buried near Guilford, NY.

They had the following children: Silas b 1824 (Oxford, NY ?), Sarah b 1826 (NY State), Adeline b 1839 (NY State), & Joseph b 1840(Homer).

Silas HUNTLEY married Mary Ann BAKER b 1830 in NY (Homer?) Silas & Mary Ann had the following children. My g grandmother Sarah Adeline b 5 Oct 1856, Nancy b 1860 (Homer) William Franklin b 1867 (Homer)

Wm F. died at a young age. Nancy married a man named COOLEY. According to a 1910 census there was a fourth child. Sarah Adeline HUNTLEY married John Wesley UNDERWOOD b 1844 Tioga, NY. Abt 1870/71. John UNDERWOOD was in the Civil War. CO C 61st Regt NY Inf. Clinton's Guard's. John and Sarah had 14 children. Some of whom I am sure must have been born in or near Homer. I only have the names of 10. Silas and Mary Ann lived with Sarah in 1910 in Binghamton (Have census). John died 1906 & Sarah died 1938 in Binghamton. Both are buried in Chenango Valley Cemetery in the Civil War Section. I have photo's of their headstones. Any information on my ancestor's would be appreciated. Thank you.


Hilda M. Pridgeon Fri Sep 3 01:44:23 2004
Agnes Maxwell DENMARK married Henry MURRAY in New Hartford in 1827. She died October 5, 1844 in Homer, New York. I have been unable to verify her death or burial location. Can you help me?


Kathleen Hammond Fri Sep 3 11:27:20 2004
Hello, I am searching and information that I can obtain about my father. Fred HAMMOND. He worked for the Cortland Standard when I was a child. Some of you may recall my father. He was a just man. I am trying to build a family tree. Please Help.
Yours Truly,
Kathleen (aka Candy)

Free Lookups for Cortland County

Kem Hart-Baker Fri Sep 10 18:16:10 2004
I own four books: 1944, 1950, 1957 and 1961 editions of the Manning’s Directories for Cortland, Homer and McGraw. I am willing to do free lookups for a limited amount of time until 30 Sep 04.

If any of your family surnames might have been in Cortland County during these four years, send me their full NAMES and possible TOWNSHIP OR VILLAGE and I'll look them up on a first come basis.

Please include your name and email address with your request. I will post all replys to the Cortland County website.
Kem K. Hart-Baker
Portsmouth, VA


Felicia Hazelton Sun Sep 12 21:10:47 2004
I am looking for all FINN's in Cortland county in the 1800's. James FINN specifically, but there were other relatives around the Solon area. Thanks for any help.


Linda Johnson Fri Sep 24 18:39:13 2004
Looking for information on death of Helen E. DeMOND who died in 2003 in Cortland, New York. She was my mother's stepmother. I have no other information. Thanks.


Martin Ruckert Wed Sep 29 00:13:28 2004
Seek info on family of Alvah STOWELL (1821-1899) and Betsy TURNER (1824-1891) of Virgil. Children: Harriett, Charlotte, Mary, Ann, Rosetta, Rose J., George A. Seek spouses of daughters.


Martin Ruckert Wed Sep 29 00:21:59 2004
Seek info on family of Solomon CARR (1837 - ?) and Harriett STOWELL (1844 - ?). Children: Ida, Elmon J., Charles, Lena F. Seek descendants.


HARRIS B. DATES Thu Sep 30 15:41:06 2004
Elisha G. HARRIS, was in the 1835 Town of Virgil Census Book 2 PL.
I am interested in data on the HARRIS genealogy. I can not find him in any other census.
Please and thanks.


Sally Tue Oct 5 09:13:13 2004
My greatfather Horatio EVANS / EVENS -1835 came from Freetown / Marathon. His parents were Elisha EVANS / EVENS b. 1808/09 and married Emily? b. 1810. They are on the 1830 and 1840 census in Marathon. They had 4 children: Louisa b. 1830, Cordelia b. 1833, Horatio b. 1835 and Irvin b. 1840. By the mid 1840's they moved to the Town of Lee in Oneida county. I find the last name spelled both ways. I would like to know who Emily was and both of their parents.


John Miller Sun Oct 24 13:59:52 2004
Seeking information on Ellery P. MILLER, married to Jessie, daughter, Ruth, in 1910 and 1920 census of Homer and 1930 in Cortland, 62 Post Watson St. Knowledge of parents to establish lineage & place of birth (probably 1879 in PA) and of descendants to located living descendants. Thanks.


Esther Sun Oct 24 19:54:23 2004
I am looking for any family member of a Clark JOSLIN or Noah JOSLIN. I think they might be brothers but need to find out more. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.


Ted Bates Mon Oct 25 11:28:45 2004
I have early family of Homer, Cortland County, N.Y. whose surname was CONGER. My 3d g. aunt, named Zerue"Ruby" BATES, married a William CONGER during the period 1840-1850, possibly in Cortland County, New York. They had 2 known children: Christopher CONGER b. 1849, and a daughter Persis born 1846. Persis married a Luke COON and later moved to Buffalo. Christopher was a shoemaker and moved about 1872 to Parma, Jackson County, Michigan. I have absolutely nothing for William CONGER, his marriage to my 3d g. aunt or if they divorced or he died early.
Any info would be helpful. Ted Bates in Fort Wayne, In


Gerry Hines Sun Oct 31 19:43:33 2004
Is there a marriage record for a Laura SMITH who married a John Lewis STERNS? She was born in Cortland daughter of Perthernia RUSSELL and William Lake SMITH.
Thanks you


Jean Kiernat Mon Nov 1 10:03:03 2004
Looking for father of Leonard S. KINNEY b.1799 in Truxton. Leonard appears on 1920 census in Truxton. Leonard married Lydia Marie WALKER (who may have been married previously to a FICKNER). Their first child, Alfred, was born in Truxton in 1840 followed by Ira in 1842 and Sophia in 1846. By 1848 the family was in Wisconsin where they remained. Their name at some point became KEENEY.


Dee Freeman Sat Nov 13 13:46:18 2004
Looking for info regarding Samuel FREEMAN, Jr b 1818 in Truxton, Cortland, NY and his wife Laura b ca 1818 also in Truxton. Also would love to find a list of the cemeteries in this region. I'm looking for wife Laura's maiden name.


Randene (Randi) Baygents Sun Nov 14 19:07:59 2004
I am researching the family of Frank W. YOUNGS and his wife, Mary (CHRISTIAN / CHRISTNER?) YOUNGS. They had three children, Roy, Floyd?, and Anne. Would appreciate any information that anyone has.


Anne Ruggeri Sat Nov 27 19:31:38 2004
I am researching the CORCORAN family, WINCHELL family & MAHER family (and WILKINS family) that lived in Cortland in the late 1800's and mid 1900's or later. I'm not sure if anyone is still around or not.

Ann McKenna CORCORAN (widow of Patrick, moved from Orville, NY (near Dewitt now... close to Syracuse) and ran a Boarding House at 58 E. Court Street in Cortland.

Children were:
John H., James, Willie (or William, who moved to Seattle, WA & is buried out there), Mary E. ( CORCORAN) MAHER (Mrs. William F MAHER, Jane (Jennie), and Hugh.

The MAHER's had a daughter Eileen, who married Carl A. WINCHELL.
The WINCHELL's had a daughter Marie Antoinette Winchell WILKINS.

Things I'm interested in learning...
1. Is there an online Cemetery list for Cortland Rural Cemetery? The Winchell's appear to be buried there.
2. Is there an online Cemetery list for St. Mary's Cemetery in Cortland? I think the MAHER's are probably buried there.
3. I am interested in dates of deaths, so I can then try to see if I can obtain obits for them, and any other information on their life.

Thanks for leading me in the correct direction to find things on this family.
Anne Ruggeri


Gloria Farrell Sun Nov 28 12:41:32 2004
Phineas Allen BURT, b. Apr. 26, 1807 and Mary Jane (possibly) WRIGHT. b. March 25, 1814 had their first five children in Groton (Pension Records shows Groton for 2 of the boys); David Frank, b.abt. 1832; Charlotte Melvina, b. 1834; William R., b. 1835; George Washington, Mar. 3, 1838 (my ggrandfather); Maria Sarah, b. 1840, before moving onto Allegany County in 1840, then Cattarugus in 1850 and onto Brown Co. Wisconsin in 1862.

I think Mary Jane (Polly) may have been born in Tompkins County. Don't know for sure what her last name is, think maybe one of their grandson's Lucien "Wright" BURT may have been named after her. I think Phineas and Polly may have been married in the Groton area also about 1831. Don't know where in NY Phineas was born, but he says his parents were born in NY also.

Please contact me if you have any information on these families. Thanks!


Lou Ann Mc Intyre Mon Nov 29 21:00:23 2004
Seeking information on Joseph BREED. Would like to know who his parents are. Joseph married Charlotte EVANS. Their children- Mariah Jane, Henry, Sally, James, Chauncey, Eliza, Harvey, Harrison


George D. Murphey Thu Dec 2 19:35:41 2004
I am looking for information regarding the birth of Willis McGRAW possibly in Cortland County about 1870. Also would like any information on his daughters by Anna M. Murphey, if married in New York. Also, who was his second wife? Any children by her? Below is what I do know -

Descendants of Willis H. McGRAW
Generation No. 1
1. Willis H.1 MCGRAW was born in New York. He married Anna McCabe MURPHEY April 30, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of Thomas MURPHEY and Susan DULING.
Notes for Willis H. MCGRAW:
After Anna died in 1912, Dr. Willis McGraw moved to Cortland, New York and remarried. It's assumed that both of his children moved with him to New York.

Notes for ANNA McCabe MURPHEY:
Anna attended Normal School, then Medical College in Chicago, IL and graduated with a degree to practice as a Homeopathic Physician. Her husband Dr. Willis H. McGraw also practiced as a Homeopathic Physician. They practiced together, first in Texas for a while, then in Oklahoma, then in Thorntown, Indiana.

Obituary from the Monday 12/30/1912 Lafayette Daily Courier:
Note: The Murphey last name was spelled without the 'e' in the obituary.

Mrs. Anna Murphy McGraw died last evening at 6:00 o'clock at her home in Thorntown, Ind. Her death was caused by bronchial pneumonia. Mrs. McGraw was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Murphy, of this city. She was a woman of beautiful Christian character and bore her sufferings with patience. All of her life was spent in loving self sacrifice for those about her. She leaves a husband, Dr. Willis McGraw, two daughters, Martha and Margaret; her mother and father, and three sisters, all of whom have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. Short services will be held at Thorntown Wednesday and the remains will be forwarded to this city. Services will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, 2426 East Main Street, Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock and interment will be made in Springvale Cemetery.

Anna and her parents, Thomas and Susan Duling Murphey are buried together at Springvale Cemetery.

More About Anna McCabe Murphey:
Burial: January 1, 1913, Springvale Cemetery, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe Co., Indiana

Marriage Notes for Anna Murphey and Willis McGRAW:
According to the 1910 Census, the family lived in Thorntown, Sugar Creek Twp., Boone County, Indiana. This census was taken on 4/11/1910. Willis is listed as age 38 and a physician. Anna is listed as age 41. Daughter Martha is listed as age 7. Daughter Margaret A. is listed as age 4 months. Willis and Anna are listed as having been married eight years and this was their first marriage. Anna is listed as the mother of two children and both were living. Willis is listed as being born in New York. Anna and daughter Margaret are listed as being born in Indiana. Daughter Martha is listed as being born in Oklahoma. Willis' parents are listed as being born in New York. Anna's parents are listed as being born in Virginia.

Children of Willis McGRAW and Anna MURPHEY are:
i. Martha Elizabeth2 McGRAW, b. February 18, 1903, Oklahoma; d. April 17, 1989, Auburndale, MA.
Notes for Martha Elizabeth McGRAW:
Her birth and death information was found in the social security index. Her social security number was issued in Massachusetts and her last known residence was Auburndale, Massachusetts.
ii. Margaret McGRAW, b. December 23, 1905, Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana.
Notes for Margaret A. McGRAW:
A previous birth date for Margaret was listed as 12/23/1905.
According to 1910 Census records taken for the family in April of that year, Margaret was listed as age 4 months. It's believed that her actual birth date was 12/23/1909.


Alyce Thu Dec 9 11:01:45 2004
1830 Census NY Cortland Co., Scott - p. 142 - Harriet DENNISON has one son 5-10; one dau 10-15 & Harriet is 30-40. She is listed between Justen and Nathan BABCOCK. There are at least 4 more BABCOCK'S enumerated on the same page. Does anyone have any info on Harriet DENNISON? My ancestor Ira Bradford SCOVILL married a Harriet DENNISON abt 1828/30, Ira Bradford SCOVILL was living in Hector, Tompkins (now Schryler Co.) NY at that time. Harriet (DENNISON) SCOVILL was b. 10 Dec 1806, d. Williams Co., OH 6 Apr 1879.


Wallace Martin Tidd Sat Dec 11 08:07:42 2004
Looking for information on Loyalist TEEDs or TIDDs who returned to Westchester, Somers or Cortland Counties after the Revolution


pat Thu Dec 16 21:05:06 2004
Looking for William S. BOWEN born 2/14/1818 in New York. He is my ggrandfather and have spent several years trying to find his parents. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Pat


Donald F Seager Tue Dec 21 16:45:03 2004
I believe that Charles J SEAGER was married to Julia CHAPMAN and had three children, my father Donald b1910, Christine and Anna. If you would like more about this side of the family i will be glad to furnish you with all the information that I have.
Don Seager,TSGT USAF retired

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