2005 Queries
Cortland County, New York

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Joyce Parkey Sat Jan 1 07:22:27 2005
I am searching for Lymon (Lyman) BOWERS who was born in Cortland Co., NY in 1802 or 03, m: Mahala BURESS (place unknown). I would like to have his parent's names and his siblings. He is my gggrandfather. They migrated to Daviess Co. Indiana and had their family. One of their children, Rice BOWERS, is my ggrandfather. Later the family moved to Missouri.

Any information you can give me will be greaatly appreciated.
Please e-mail me at address above.


Wilhelmina Bennett Thu Jan 6 10:13:18 2005
I am looking for information on my husbands granparents. They are buried in Homer so I am assuming that they lived there.
John C. BENNETT 1885-1958
Helen GRAVER 1885-1965.

Any information would be appreciated or where I can get some information on them.
Thank you.
Wilhelmina Bennett


Ann Perrine Thu Jan 13 21:03:47 2005
Archie PERRINE married Edith WHITE and they lived in Cortland. His father was Daniel Herbert PERRINE who lived in Tioga, NY. Her father was Asa P. WHITE and her mother was Frances (Fannie) TIBBETS. I would be most grateful for any info about Asa's father and mother and Frances' parents.
Thanks for any help.
Ann Perrine


Michael T. Meggison Fri Jan 14 09:09:21 2005
Looking for descendants of Asahel CLARK(E) who married at Homer, Cortland County 13 July 1823, by Elder Alfred Bennett, Asahel CLARK, also of Homer. They were Baptists. Also any parentage of Asahel. Remember there were several Asahel CLARKs in Cortland County and western NY!

Martha2 MILLINER (Alexander1) called Patty, was born in Cortland County, New York 23 October 1806; and died probably in Cortland County, New York 8 October 1852. Her father was the famous centennarian of the Revolution, Alexander MILLENER who later moved to Monroe Co., NY.

Asahel was born in New York or perhaps Hampton, Windham County, Connecticut about 1805-12; and died possibly at Cortlandville, Cortland County by 1889. Asahel may have married (2) Polly who also d. before Asahel.
Children, born in Cortland County, New York:
i. George3 CLARK, b. April 1824; d. Cortlandville before 1910; unm. In 1900 he headed a household with three servants at Cortlandville, N.Y. Civil War.
ii. male CLARK, b. 1825-30.
iii. female Clark, b. 1825-30.
iv. female CLARK, b. ca. 1835.
v. male CLARK, b. 1830-35.
vi. William A. CLARK, b. ca. 1845; perhaps the William CLARK who d. Cortlandville, Cortland Co. 5 July 1864 of consumption, ae. 20, single.
vii. Nancy CLARK, b. ca. 1850.


Fred Baldwin Wed Jan 19 11:07:38 2005
Interested in info on Silas BALDWIN, Sherriff, born 1819-20 wife is Nancy, of Cortlandville son Stephen L. born 1846 married Harriet, issue Fred S. born 1879080 Magraw died 1959 Syracyse, NY.


Pattie Mook Mon Jan 24 13:30:00 2005
Would like information on Horatio Gates SAMSON (date of birth 1812 in Kingstown RI) or his son Harry SAMSON (date of birth approx 1864).


Alyce Tue Jan 25 14:50:13 2005
Looking for parents/siblings of Harriet DENNISON, b. NY Dec 1806; d. Wms. Co. OH Apr 1879; married NY, abt 1829 Ira Bradford SCOVILL b.CT s/o Ira & Ruth SCOVILL. The SCOVILL family were living in Hector, Tompkins Co (now Schuyler), NY.


HARRIS B. DATES Sun Jan 30 18:31:33 2005
Elisha G. HARRIS was born in New Hampshire in 1800. He married Mary KELLY. born abt, 1798. He is in the 1835 census from the Town of Virgil.
I am interested in more data about his children, etc.
Please and thanks. Harris B. Dates


Joyce Parkey Wed Feb 2 14:45:45 2005
Would like information on Lyman or Lymon BOWERS, b: 23 July 1803 White River, Cortland Co., New York. I especially would like to know who his father and mother were.

Can anyone help with this research? I would appreciate any help with this informaation. Thanks.
Joyce Carter Parkey


Emma Roberts Wed Feb 16 17:01:44 2005
I am seeking any information on the family of Wm H PERRY b. about 1824 in NY. He lived with his wife Jane E. (possibly ROBERTS, b. in Wales) in Truxton in 1850 and 1860. Their children were Mary A (b. 1845), Marvin (H.) b. 1848, Lucy W. b. 1851, Emma S. b. 1854, Clabell b. 1859.

In 1860, Levi PERRY, age 80 (b. abt 1770 in Mass) and Abigail PERRY, age 68, b. abt 1782 in NY were also living with the family. Maryett ROBERTS was with them as a domestic in 1860 (b. abt 1832). In 1860 Wm Perry's real estate was value at $6000 and his personal property at more the $10,000.

I am certain there should be land records available but I have yet to locate any.

Emma S. was likely married to John M. TOOKER, son of Brainerd and Sarah ROBERTS. The family may have moved to Wilna, Jefferson Co. by 1870. I am looking for any information about the family, and in particular any link to one Levi W. PERRY, b. 27 Feb. 1851, son of Wm H. PERRY of NY and Jane E. ROBERTS of Wales.


Charles Morse Thu Feb 17 10:02:55 2005
Looking for information on Charles W. MORSE born June 30th, 1843. His mother's maiden name was Betsey DAVIS. Trying to find information on father. Charles was born in Cortland County, New York.


Paula Sun Feb 20 07:09:26 2005
I am looking for birth or any records of Henry A. NICHOLS born Abt. Oct.7,1836 New York. Parents are Father - Samuel NICHOLS born abt. 1810?England,1 wife - Mother - Caroline CHARLES died before 1850. Siblings of Henry A. NICHOLS are Mary, Sarah, Charles, Samuel Jr., Joseph NICHOLS all born NY. Found notes with Cortland, Ny from cousin last name Parker.Samuel NICHOLS wifes, 2- Elizabeth, 3-Rebecca.
Henry lived with a Phineas TYLER born St. Lawerance, Ny. abt. 1812-1815 and wife Mary Ann (Henion / HENSON) born March 4,1810 Senaca Co.,NY, then married their dau. Eleanor Jane TYLER born 1844 Carlton, Orleans Co., Ny. Family believe that Phineas TYLER's mother-maiden name BENNETT from Cortland County, NY. Phineas and Henry NICHOLS came to Genesee County, Michigan 1855

I am at a stand still with these families.
Please contact me if you can help. pmaauer@tir.com


Paul Gardner Mon Feb 21 20:19:38 2005
I am looking for information on Thomas Lee RIPLEY (b.~1831 in Cortland County, d. 1894 in Lycoming County, PA) of Solon/Taylor, Cortland County, NY. His parents were John RIPLEY and Lois (EMONS) RIPLEY, who migrated from Goshen, CT after the War of 1812.

Thomas married a Mary but I can't find her maiden name. They were Methodist Episcopal. Are there any ways to find M.E. church records for the eastern part of Cortland County? I know all the land records but have no vital data.

Thank you in advance!
Paul Gardner
890 Dawn Avenue
Shoreview, MN 55126


Pam Rehbein Daniels Thu Feb 24 19:27:35 2005
Searching - William Wallace JEFFREYS m.Eliza Jane O'NEIL. Lived in Homer 1850's. Had 12 siblings. Any Info would be greatly appreciated!


Kacy Novak Sun Feb 27 19:49:03 2005
Any information on Charles W. KINNE. He died in 1877 in Cortland, Cortland, NY. He was the inventor of the springs and was involved in the manufacturing of the Cortland Wagon. The Cortland Wagon Co. was in Cortland.


Ed Galvin Fri Mar 11 16:13:11 2005
Am working on a project involving letters written by Syracuse University 1882 graduate Henry Albert DICKINSON of Cortland (1859-1917). He was son of DeWitt DICKINSON and Polly McGRAW and grandson of Eli DICKINSON and Sophia ROCKWELL, and William McGRAW and Sally BARNUM. Would be interested in exchanging information.


Steve Haines Sat Mar 12 20:29:01 2005
Looking for information my Great-Great Grandfather John HANES. He was born in the town of Marathon, Cortland Co NY June 1824. He was with the 126 NY Inf company F and D of Ontario Co NY in the Civil War.
Sometime in the 1850's he married Caroline BURNETT and they had 2 sons William Henry born 1857 Ontario CO and Charles Edgar born 1859 Ontario Co.
It will be appreciated if any one has any information on John HANES such as who his parents were and if there are any siblings.
Thank you
Steve Haines


Robin Flannery Sun Mar 13 18:15:35 2005
Anyone with info on William H. GARRISON b. April 13, 1817 married Hester SCOFIELD (b August 4, 1820). Am trying to join DAR and cannot get past these two. Thanks!


Sandy Gay Thu Mar 17 07:44:56 2005
If there is any interest in any of the names listed, I will share my file with them.


Dotty Sun Mar 20 11:54:49 2005
Hi, I am searching for any information on a Mose * aka Mace MASON b - RI 1797 lived in Cortland county, Homer twp 1820-1840. Wife Betsy possibly from Cortland co, NY b - 1801 NY. They had 2 children that I know of while in Cortland co. Burdett b - 1830 and daug, Orissa Ophelia Mason b -1837. married 1853 Thomas P GRINNELL. Any information on the birth of Burdett MASON and Orissa MASON or the marriage of Betsy ? and Mace MASON would be appreciated. I am searching for Betsy ? MASON's maiden name.

I see checking the 1820 census in Cortland co there were only 5 MASON families living there; Jesse -Truxton twp, Elijah - Preble twp; Nancy - Prebel twp; Oliver - Truxton twp, and Mace MASON in Homer twp. I am sure 1 of these MASON would be connected to my Mace MASON.

Later locations I have for my surnames, RI, NJ> Sussex co,PA > Tioga co,NY> Cayuga co, Chemung co, Steuben co, Yates co,, MI> Mountcalm co, VA> Goochland co.
My surnames are not all from Cortland co,but I am sure they may connect back there somehow: TOWNSEND / TOWNSEN, BARDEN, MASON, DICKSON / DIXON, BARBER, CLARK, GRINNELL


Dotty Sun Mar 20 13:31:26 2005
Searching for marriage records of ME Church or Methodist Church on Cortland co,NY. Burdett MASON married Clara ? possibly in Cortland co, NY abt 1855,1856. Could anyone tell me where to call or write for church records on Cortland co (Methodist or ME Church?Thank you


Sally Chirlin Fri Mar 25 19:01:49 2005
Looking for Ada J. PERRY, daughter of Oliver and Helen (BROWNELL) PERRY, b. ca.1870 and living in Cortlandville with her parents in 1880 and 1900. Helen had died before 1910 and Oliver is remarried. Ada J. married and is reported in the family to have had twins. I'd like any and all information about this family including Helen's date of death, obituary, Ada's married name, names of her children, etc.
Thank you.


Joanne D. Langdon Mon Apr 4 17:10:33 2005
Looking for family members of Frank L. DENISON, 1902-1967. Lived in Cortland County all his life.


Donna Burelison Statler Thu Apr 7 12:22:37 2005
Searching for Charles BURELISON who married Sarah Ann HATFIELD in 1842. Charles was born in NY and that is all I know. They had one son, I know of, William Madison BURELISON who was born in IN, and the BURELISONs continue in Indiana!!!!
Here is our family website, please check it out.


Phil Meager Wed Apr 13 22:27:20 2005
Researching Nathaniel MEAGER a carpenter by trade his wife was Valentina HEATHMAN. They lived at 16 Woodruf Street. They came from Cornwall England about 1873.


Janece Carter Streig Sat Apr 16 18:37:19 2005
Researching Deliverance (MOTT) EATON, widow of Elijah EATON. She was living with her son, Peter, in 1830 and 1840 census. She applied for a widow's pension (extracted on Cortland County website). She is reported as being buried in Willet Village Cemetery in 1849. Looking for proof of this burial and any other information regarding her time in Willet.
Thank you, in advance, for any help or guidance.


Barbara Dwyer Wed Apr 20 21:05:46 2005
I am looking for the names of the children of Silas and Polly LINCOLN who lived in Cortland County. Silas was born around 1782 and in the early census they lived in Homer. They had about 4 sons and 4 daughters. I believe William S. was their son, born in 1810 and died in 1844. He married Susan LEGG from the same township, daughter of Seth LEGG. They were married in 1831. In the 1850 census Silas and Polly lived in Cortlandville and 3 children were still at home, Mary, Rachel, and Jedediah. I can't find any of them after that. William and Susan were my ggggrandparents.


jo anne chambers Thu Apr 21 11:52:55 2005
Looking for anyone interested in the family of Robert WATSON and Dorena (BROWN) WATSON of Homer, N.Y. -- 1850 to 1900 or past. I have the family bible plus info. to share but so far no relatives of this family have surfaced.
Jo Anne


Emma L Smith Mon Apr 25 09:46:11 2005
Mary Louise and Kathrine Elizabeth PEEK born early twenties to Elizabeth ALGER and Edwin PEEK, living in Cortland NY with the ALGER family. It is believed they were removed from the parents by law and placed with Carl and Marie HUBBARD from Harford, NY, and subsequently moved to Long Island. Story has it they were lost/drowned at some point. Anyone with any info about the sisters please contact me. They were/are, my Dad's half sisters and I have been searching for some time.


Kathy Marsh Sat Apr 30 08:13:49 2005
Looking for information on John WELCH family who moved to Solon from Wyoming in 1799. Children included Peter, Benjamin, John, Hiram, Nelson, Joseph, Samuell, Cornelius, Polly, Sally, Catherine, Clarissa. Some family members moved to Cleveland, OH area around 1830. Am particularly interested in obtaining birth information. Is that possible to find?


Meredith L. Downes Curtis Mon May 2 20:31:58 2005
Seeking information on GOODALE and DOWNES families in Cortland County.


John Harvey Fri May 6 17:36:58 2005
My mother attended what she called Cortland State Teachers College in the 1920's. Any one have a feel as to what information might be available on a former student there? I hope to spend a day in Cortland in early June. I was thinking of old yearbooks (library?), student degree/graduation info, transcripts, etc. I've sent 2 E-Mails to the alumni assn there, but no response or acknowledgement yet. Any contacts or info would be appreciated.


Dee Freeman Sat May 7 10:31:58 2005
Seeking information on Sarah "Sally" FAULKNER b 12-15-1785 in MA, later moved to Truxton, Cortland County, NY; died 8-5-1819 and buried in Apulia Cemetery, Truxton, NY. She was married to Elijah S BOUTWELL b 6-21-1780 in NH; died 10-30-1870 in Truxton, NY. I don't know if her parents moved to Truxton, NY, but if anyone knows of these ancestors, I'd appreciate any info. Thanks!


Dale Harguess Mon May 9 11:09:35 2005
My ancestor Richard VAN HOESEN lived and died (I believe) in Preble, Cortland County. I am trying to find anything I can about him.
Thank you


Max Tue May 10 16:38:46 2005
Seeking information on Eli Z. ABETT, in Cortland County Farm Cemetery, with many burials of ABBOTT surname. The stone is very old, probably d. early 1800s.


charmaine riley holley Thu May 12 17:34:31 2005
Working on Chauncey SKINNER family who was in Cortland Co. in 1820. He was born abt 1797 in CT and was married to Aurilla PARKER who was born the same year in VT. They had two daughters listed with them on the 1820 Cortland Co. census:oldest unknown name. They lived in Potter and Tioga counties over the next forty years but were back and forth between PA and Oneida Co., NY. Aurilla had at least one sister, Electa, who never married and a possible sister, Chloe Ann PARKER, b. abt 1804 VT who married William Palmiter CLEVELAND in Oneida Co., NY. Looking for SKINNER and PARKER connections.Thanks:)


Mark Nobles Sun May 15 21:15:33 2005
Any information regarding the NOBLES family or the POTTER family living in or around Homer, Cortland County, NY.


Pat Tue May 17 02:36:38 2005
Rev. A. H. LEWIS (1836-1908) - Abram Herbert LEWIS. He was in Scott, NY November 17, 1836.
Married Augusta M. JOHNSON in 1855 at age 19.They had one boy and six girls.


Merza Tabor Smith Thu May 19 01:52:39 2005
I am trying to find out any information you have on William TABOR. I think he was my gggg grandfather. If this is the right William he was married to Lovinia HARMON. Please let me know if you have anything. Thanks.


MARJORIE STARKEY Sat Jun 4 10:15:48 2005
I am looking for some things on my family.


Nancy Spencer-Woods Sun Jun 5 13:51:15 2005
Nicholas SUMMERS - How can I get to page 508? There is also #'s 120101-40011 that I don't understand.
Please help me get to information on this relative. Thank you. Nancy.


jo anne chambers Mon Jun 6 19:04:35 2005
Looking for WATSON family members, my grandmother was Sarah Addie WATSON, born in Aug. of 1887 and her mother and father were--Robert and Dorena WATSON with Josepha, Lillian, and Robert as Sarah's 1 brother and 2 sisters. Sarah married Charles STEVENS and had daug.--Dorena.


Jamie Johnson Thu Jun 16 06:57:29 2005
I am looking for any information regarding my grandfather Walter Donald HILTON, born July 7, 1918 and died Jan 7, 1998. His last known residence per social security records was Cortland, NY zip 13045. I would love any information regarding him or his ancestors. Thanks.


Gerry Genson Sun Jun 19 06:24:36 2005
Looking for marriage records between John Richard GENSON and Elsa ROBERTS married in late 1839 or early 1840. Elsa was last know living in Cinncinatus in 1830. The 1840 census finds them in Owego, Tioga County NY already married. I'm looking to confirm Elsa's maiden name and parents.


Ruth M.F. Tucker Tue Jun 21 21:28:34 2005
Does anyone have any documentation linking William SOULES / SOULE, b. ca 1789, d. 21 Jan 1852, with father, Rowland who married Mary ( ), 1808 in Vermont?


Ruth M.F. Tucker Tue Jun 21 21:31:15 2005
Does anyone have any documentation linking Betsy/Elizabeth SOULE (ca. 1818-1848) who married Joseph STEWART with William SOULES / SOULE, b. ca 1789, d. 21 Jan 1852? This is needed to establish a proven lineage to George SOULE of the Mayflower.


Margaret Daley Mon Jun 27 19:23:10 2005
I am looking for information on my 5th great grandparents, Minnah HYATT and his wife Rachel HYATT. They were married in the town of Albany in 1787 and had 12 children. I am descended from their son, Stephen. I'd like to know when they came to the town of Virgil. I know nothing about the history of Homer and would be interested to learn about it. According to his Rev War papers, Minnah HYATT died in the town of Virgil, Cortland Co., N.Y. in November of 1818. Is there anyone researching the HYATTs? Are they mentioned in any county histories? Can anyone tell me where he would be buried or how I can get a copy of his will? Is anyone available to do some research on these people for me? Please let me know, Thanks, Marge Daley


roy baker Mon Jul 4 16:19:18 2005
I am looking for any information on Benjamin SCOUTEN married to Viola SCOUTEN whose children were Mary, Edward, Harry, Charles, and my grandmother Ruth. Viola died in a county home in Homer, Grandma Ruth was born in Truxton, New York on Oct 20, 1904.


LaRita Neeley Wed Jul 6 16:22:00 2005
I need the names of William CASTLE (1788-1852) and Margaret (Peggy) (d. May 21,1831) (HERRICK) CASTLE's children. Was Edmund S. CASTLE b 1810, their oldest son? Edmund (E.S.) CASTLE was getting land from Wm and Peggy in 1829, witness Gideon and Rachel CASTLE. Did Edmund or E.S. as he went most of the time married in Cortland Co.? His wife was Martha, from 1850 census.


Margie Logan Thu Jul 7 17:40:00 2005
I am searching the Russell WARREN family that lived in Cortland Co. in the early 1800's. Children, Lyman, George, Daniel, Elizabeth, Martha and Fanny. They moved to IL. abt. 1835. Thank you.


Sindy Schermerhorn Sun Jul 17 15:22:10 2005
I am doing research on John D. SCHERMERHORN, who lived in Cortland County. I am interested in his children's name. We believe there is a son, Oscar, who is my husband's great great grandfather. Any info on that SCHERMERHORN line would be appreciated. Thank You


Lori Travis Carter Tue Jul 19 18:44:13 2005
My Great, Great, Great Grandfather was Julius HASKIN (born abt. 1788-died 2/1/1852), wife was Betsey (born abt 1795-died 8/24/1851). They are buried in the family cemetery in Truxton, NY. Additional info: Julius' son-Alfred T. HASKIN (born in Cortland Cty abt 1834-died 5/25/1894) had a son-George W. HASKINS (Born in 11/20/1876-died 3/5/1960) who lived in Cortland Cty around 1920. I'm trying to figure out who Julius HASKIN's father is and coming up blank, am hoping someone can help me out. Thank you to anyone willing to share their knowledge with me, I'd certainly appreciate the help and am will to share any info I can as well. Thanks!


Ardella Felper Mon Jul 25 18:54:17 2005
I'm interested in Thomas P. and Thomas B. STANBRO. T P is the son of T B. I have noticed a John STANBRO, but don't know how he might be related. Maybe he's a brother to one of the Toms. My address is alf1@mchsi.com. Thanks


Georgianna Tracy Fri Jul 29 18:19:14 2005
The Cayuga County Veterans Office is looking for a relative of Stanley PARKS. Stanley was killed during World War II and we are doing a Memorial Book and need a picture of him. His mother was Nancy PARKS and her sister was Stella FORD. PARKS lived around Summerhill and also Homer-Cortland area. Stella FORD was listed as living in Madison at the time of Mrs. PARKS death. Anyone with any information, please email us. Thank you.


B Juhasz Wed Aug 3 17:16:08 2005
Having trouble with finding anything on the BIRDLOW family, they were in Cortland in 1900 census. Do you have any records on this name? thank you


DARTHY HOWELL Thu Aug 4 07:54:17 2005
Wheaton CLARKE B: 9-10-1880 went to school at Homer Academy and worked at ATWATER & FOSTER Pharmacy in Homer NY and his brother Judson CLARKE B: 9-18-1860 both were to have been members of the Patsy Conway Band & The Cortland City Band. Judson was to have played with John Phillip Sousa. Any info would be greatly appreciated on either the CLARKE brothers or the bands or the pharmacy. Thanks


Susan Shoun Tue Aug 9 15:08:48 2005
Any information regarding the GILLETT(E) families would be of great assistance. I do have info pending back to the early 1400's and would like to know if you have or can find any info regarding the first settler of the family, marriages, obits, etc.
Thank you in advance.


Georgianna Tracy Thu Aug 11 10:24:39 2005
The Cayuga County Veterans Office, Auburn, NY is trying to locate a relative of Stanley PARKS who was killed in action during World War II. His mother was Nancy (ALLEN) PARKS who lived at 39 Mildred Ave., Cortland. His bother's name was Harley PARKS. We are trying to locate a picture of Stanley for our World War II Memorial Book to be published by Veterans Day 2005. Nancy's sister was Mrs. Stella FORD of Madison. Please help us to honor this veteran. Thank you.


m w ficklin Mon Aug 22 18:09:59 2005
Cyrus SANDERS / SAUNDERS is shown in the 1820 and 1830 census for Solon, Cortland County. The senior Cyrus was a pioneer of the county. Does anyone know if he had son, nephew, grandson of the same name--Cyrus SANDERS-- who migrated to Johnson County, Iowa and surveyed the town of Solon there about 1840?


Richard Rice Thu Aug 25 21:28:27 2005
Need info on Leonard RICE who may have married Samantha JOHNSON in Cortland County. They apparently moved to McKean County, PA, between 1830 and 1840.


MARY GARRETT ZAMORA Mon Aug 29 10:36:36 2005
I would like to know if htere is a plot for a John S GARRETT. He was a very good friend of mine in high school and I just found out today that he passed away in Seattle, Washington. His father, Larry will be having a graveside service for him at Glenwood Cemetery. I would like to know if John was buried at Glenwood Cemetery. I would like to pay my respects if he was. Thank you.


betsy holway Wed Aug 31 15:08:38 2005
Leander KELSEY ancestors. Wife Mary, Daughters Elma and Besse and son Perry.
Thanks, betsy holway


pegy Stevenson Tue Sep 6 23:02:30 2005
I am looking for Letitia Bonaparte NYE b. 1858 in Truxton, NY. She married Lewis Levi SCHELLINGER b. 1831 in NY. I need father, mother and extended geneaolgy and marriage between NYE and SCHELLINGER.


Nan Whitcomb Thu Sep 15 11:15:53 2005
This is an update to my Sept 2004 query. I have received death certificates from NY State, for John W. UNDERWOOD, Mary Ann (BAKER) HUNTLEY. John Underwood was born Wesley COOLEY, his father was William COOLEY, his mother was Martha BAKER (born Germany). John's DC has him as John W. UNDERWOOD-COOLEY. He served in the Civil War under the name of Wesley COOLEY. He and Sarah HUNTLEY were married May 17, 1870. The Cortland County marriages lists him as Wesley UNDERWOOD.
Mary Ann (BAKER) HUNTLEY's parents were Anson Odell and Polly AVERY. Mary Ann and her husband Silas HUNTLEY (possibly 2nd husband ?). lived in Homer from the late 1850's until about 1900. (by 1910 they lived with daughter Sarah (John's wife) in Binghamton.
Now I am trying to find information on the COOLEY, BAKER, & AVERY families.


Marea DeRosa Sat Sep 17 10:31:39 2005
Cyrus S. HILLIKER was born: 22 Sep 1833 Place: Cortlandt, Westchester, New York
Griffen B. HILLIKER was born: 16 Feb 1795 Place: New York died: 22 Jan 1867 Place: Cortlandt, Westchester, New York


Don Rice Thu Sep 22 16:45:16 2005
I am beginning to research Samuel Heath RICE, who was the son of Rufus RICE. Samuel was born in Cortland Co., NY 1820 and died in Hornellsville, Steuben Co, NY in 1884. I believe he married Julia A. DECKER and they had seven children. I would like to share what I have and find out if others are researching this RICE family. My particular interest is to trace Samuel's middle name, Heath, to a Samuel HEATH in Washington County, NY where Rufus, Samuel's dad, was born.

Thanks in advance for any help. Don Rice Santa Barbara, CA


Jodie Sun Sep 25 16:07:19 2005
I am looking for information and Alanson LOVELL and wife Hepsahbeth, They were in Cortland Co from 1930 or before up until they left New York for IL in the 1850's. I have 8 of the 9 children. Although I am searching for info on Francis LOVELL b. abt 1834. I can only find him in the 1850 census. Any help would be great.


John H. Yaes Mon Sep 26 21:50:57 2005
I'm looking for information about William or Edwin HARRIS, married Ida M. AYERS. They had two children= Cornilia (Nellie) b. 1888, she married Claude T. YATES. Edwin or William no information. Nellie is found in Groton, NY in the 1900 US Census. Any help about Harris and Ida AYERS would be met with many thanks


Cheryl Mon Oct 10 13:04:15 2005
Looking for info on siblings and parents of Joseph WOOD and Lydia DARLING. I would like to find the WOOD families in Cuyler & Truxton, New York. Would you help me find them?

Generation one:
Joseph WOOD, b.1817; d. 1893 in Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY and married to Lydia DARLING, b. 1826; d.1900.
Generation two:
1. Chester Arthur WOOD, b. 1843; d. 1927, Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. He was married to Elizabeth BENTLEY?
2. Joseph WOOD, Jr., b.1860; d. 4-24-1934.
3. Mary B. WOOD, b. 9/1865, Truxton, Cortland Co. NY. d. 1923. She was buried in Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. She was married to William L. BLANCHARD, b. 11/1860. d. 11/15/1904, Cortlandville, Cortland Co., NY. He was buried in Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. They had three children.
4. Daniel WOOD, b. 1845.
5. David WOOD, b. 1853.
6. Peter WOOD, b. 1866.

Generations 2:

Chester Arthur WOOD, d. 1927, Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. He was married Elizabeth BENTLEY? Their son, Chester Arthur WOOD, b. Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. d. 1915, Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. He was buried in Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. He was married to Mabel BAKER, b. 1887, Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. d. 6/1962, Chemung, Chemung Co., NY. She was buried in Chemung Cemetary, Chemung, Chemung Co., NY. Her parents: Henry and Harriett BAKER. Their three children:

1. Pearl WOOD, b. 5/13/1906, Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. d. 6/26/1933.
2. Chester Arthur WOOD, b. 8/21/1908, Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. d. 10/15/1988, Chemung, Chemung Co., NY. He was married on 7/1/1926 Marguarite Isabelle DECKER, b. 1-9-1905, Cheumung, Chemung Co., NY. d. 8/22/1986, Waverly, Tioga Co., NY. They had four children.
3. Marguarite Irene WOOD, b. 2/17/1911, Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. d. 8/3/1993, Rock Stream, Yates Co., NY


Julia Gladding Mon Oct 10 13:06:57 2005
GLADDING was an enterprenuer and had several buisinesses in Cortland during at least 1920-1954 or so. There was a caramel shop next to the old Cortland Hotel, a boarding house, possibly a Cadillac dealership. My grandfather was John (died 1930 or so) and my was grandmother Edith GLADDING died 1953). Benjamin Franklin GLADDING started the fishing line business in Cortland. Would anyone up there happen to know where the old GLADDING homestead was (or is) located on Greek Peak? We had a farm and house on the mountain somewhere in 1954. The house was a big white farm house with white board siding and a front porch. There were chicken houses also.

Do you know where I might get a history of the area prior to 1959 when the ski resort began and after all businesses and homes owned by GLADDING were gone??

I am one of the twins born of Edward and Gay GLADDING in 1953 in Cortland Hospital.
Thanks, Julia Gladding


Mary Miller Sun Nov 13 11:50:52 2005
Looking for Clarissa CHAPMAN who married Elliott JONES. Any information on CHAPMAN family would be appreciated.


Jerry Secaur Mon Nov 14 16:16:05 2005
I came across an Edward A. SECAUR from Cortland in my search of the family. Edward is a family name as my grandfather, father and brother go by that name. The Edward in Cortland was born in 1923 and enlisted in the service Jan. 23, 1943. The branch only listed him as for Warrant Officer, though he was a private. Does anyone have any info on Edward A. SECAUR?


Judy Wed Nov 16 14:50:06 2005
Hello All, I found a referrence to an 1810 Substituted Census for the early settlers of Cortland County. Two names Edmond (Edmund) & Elizabeth TURNER appear on that list. Can anyone explain this substituted census and where the names came from that appear on the list?
Thanks, Judy in Cold Ohio


Ron Bacon Fri Nov 18 15:50:02 2005
Descendants of George McCUMBER buried in the Preble Cemetary


Terri Sun Nov 20 07:51:04 2005
Any information on the Alanson COLLAR family would be very much appreciated


Chad Tennant Thu Nov 24 10:09:49 2005
Looking for as much info as possible on a Cyrus TENNANT. Was married to the former Hannah WILBUR. I saw in the 1820 census that his last name was spelled with an E instead of an A.
Thank you,


Chad Tennant Thu Nov 24 10:12:02 2005
Looking for information about a Hannah WILBUR (this is her maiden name.) Her married name was TENNANT. Her husband's name was Cyrus.


Matthew De Witt Tue Nov 29 11:34:25 2005
Hello, I am searching for information on the following people:
Lavina Rose ABBOTT

Diana ROSE
Arietel ROSE
Huldah ROSE

They all lived in the same household in the 1850 census for Cincinnatus, Cortlant Co., NY. I would appreciate any help possible. Thanks.
-Matt De Witt


Bonnie Thu Dec 1 14:44:35 2005
Hi I am looking for Solomon BAKER b abt 1770 probably in Washington County, died in Cortland County before 9 Mar 1835, son of Benjamin and Sarah BAKER. All I know is the names of executers, Isaac BAKER, Solomon BAKER Jr. and Ira BAKER, and John CONGER.
Do not have the will or the town of death.
Thank you


Don Rice Fri Dec 2 14:14:15 2005
In the early 1800s there was a Moses RICE living in Virgil and Moses RICE living in Solon. Both in Cortland County, NY. As I can best understand it the Moses in Virgil was about 10 yrs older than the Moses in Solon. I am reseraching the Moses RICE in Solon, Cortland, NY but would like to know if anyone on this list knows the genealogy of the Moses RICE in Virgil.
Thanks in advance.
Don Rice Santa Barbara, CA


betsy holway Sun Dec 4 22:44:42 2005
Looking for parentage of Leander KELSEY 9/15/1840-1908. Raised in Isaac HOWE residence Cayuga Co. NY from age 3 after father killed by falling tree and mother unable to care for all six children.


Joyce Mary Neilson Wed Dec 14 13:34:28 2005
I was born to Lillian M NEILSON on May 5th 1938-39 Adopted 1940. Would love to know where I came from. I am the last in my line all passed away. I was either born in Endicott or Binghamton. Any information greatly appreciated.


Scott Wayland Wed Dec 14 22:32:56 2005
Looking for obit information on Diana W (SCRIVEN) ROOT. She was married to Hezekiah ROOT. She is listed as living with her daughter (Jennette) and son-in-law (Charles CLARK) in Preble in 1920. Her daughter died 5 Jan 1924 and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery. Hezekiah died in Apr 1906 and according to his obit in the Syracuse Herald (the funeral was held at the M. E. Church and the burial was made at that place). I don't know what cemetery that is.

I am hoping her obit might shed light on her and her parents.


David Kayner Thu Dec 22 12:59:22 2005
Aloha from Hawaii. Mele Kalikimaka and Hauoli Makahiki Hou. In 1870, 19-year-old Lyman SMITH, a brother of my grgrandfather was living in Cortlandville, in the home of John STROBRIDGE, and was a "student." As the youngest son of a prosperous miller in rural Monroe Co, it would seem that he was furthering his education at Cortland.

I'm having difficulty finding out what happened to him later on. Any info about the school he was attending -- or anything else that's relevant -- would be really appreciated.
Thanks. David Kayner


Jeanette Marshall Mon Dec 26 08:14:13 2005
Looking for information any MARSHALL from the 1700's to the present.

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