Oct - Dec 2004 Queries
Madison County, New York


Connie Sat Oct 2 20:59:04 2004
I am looking for some information on my grandfather William Edward MEEHAN. He drowned in Madison lake sometime between 1933 and 1937. I am not sure when he was born but I believe he was between 35 and 40 when He died. Any Info would be appreciated.


Pamela Baase Tue Oct 5 15:28:56 2004
I'm looking for information on the surname WEST. My ancester Joseph WEST, who was born 1815 in Madison county, according to New York Census. He married Eliza from Chenango Co. Their first 4 children were born in Madison Co. They were Charles (b. 1836), Araline (b. 1841), Judson (b. 1843), and Emma or Emily (b. 1847).


David Hills Tue Oct 5 23:32:44 2004
Looking for any available information on the HILLS family in Brookfield, NY. Specifically the family of Amasa HILLS and Eunice RATHBURN. I believe Amasa or possibly his father Consider moved to Brookfield, NY from Lebanon, Connecticut prior to 1806. I am aware that the son of Amasa and Eunice, Hiram HILLS, was born in Brookfield in 1806 and both Amasa and his wife Eunice passed away in Brookfield in the 1850s.


Darla Bedford Moe Wed Oct 6 16:55:56 2004
David K. CRAW is listed in the 1870 Hamilton, Madison Co, NY census as age 51, wife Roxie as age 46, and children John M. age 8 and Grace age 14. I am trying to determine if the child John CRAW grew up to marry Eva D. WALKER, and so, is my ancestor. There is a question as to whether Eva D. WALKER, b. 1868,daughter of Marcus (Mark) Josiah WALKER and Orpha E. (DAVENPORT) WALKER, married Dr. John Mortimer CRAWE, Jr., son of Dr. John Mortimer CRAWE, Sr., or whether she married John M. CRAW, son of David K. CRAW. I can find nothing about the family of David K. CRAW.
Hoping to resolve this mystery! Darla Moe


Denny Thompson Thu Oct 7 18:45:39 2004
Thomas THOMPSON [b.1753] Sold his land in Pelham, MA abt.1810 moving his family to, Madison Center, Madison Co. His son Isaac [1779-1811] is belived buried in the Old Meeting House Hill buring Ground, as his marker was once identitified there. It would seem Thomas, and other family members may be there too. Thomas' son Andrew THOMPSON [1777-1850] also lived with his family here, according to 1820 and 1830 Census Records, but moved on before 1840.

Would appreciate much any advice on how to locate any deed, birth, death , town, or chuch records that may survive to learn more of these ancestors. Thank You


Dennis Raymond Sat Oct 9 08:18:19 2004
If anybody knows, was Charles Warren RAYMOND the son of Warren RAYMOND of Oneida county, born in 1829?


BetteJo Hall-Caldwell Sun Oct 10 15:14:42 2004
Joseph COLWELL was born 11 Feb 1770 RI. died 13 Apr 1852 Hamilton, Madison Co., NY. Looking for information on Joseph and Laura (SMITH) COLWELL's children.
Appreciate any help.
Thank you


Denny Thompson Sun Oct 10 20:00:29 2004
Thomas THOMPSON [b.1753],his wife Jean MACKLEM [b.1753] & fam. moved to Madison Ctr., Madison Co., NY about 1810 from Pelham, MA. The 1820 & 1830 Census shows his son Andrew and fam. in Hamilton, including his mother.
Seeking any land, death, other records for this period that may exist for this fam. It's believed fam. mem. bur. in old Collister Cem., where Mtg. House stood. Thanks


john penberthy Wed Oct 13 06:48:17 2004
Is a birth index available for the DeRuyter Ny area of Madison county for the years 1848-49? It is believed that Thomas PENBERTHY, was born there on/abt Aug 8,1849. son of Richard and Anne Mildren PENBERTHY. They later settled in Bradys Bend, Pa. They continued to have ties to the HUNTs and H Jay EVANS families. Thomas' sister later lived with the EVANS family and was buried in Madison County.
thanks in advance. jtpenberthy


James Thompson Wed Oct 13 08:52:16 2004
Hester REXFORD b.1779 married James PROUTY. They are my gggg materal grandparents. Their first several children were born in Eaton before they removed to Mentor, Ohio. Hester died in 1822. I can't find a record of a sibling or parent. Anyone run across Hester?


doris perkins Wed Oct 13 17:53:20 2004
hi, i am looking for any DeGROATs, my family came from New Jersey to N.Y. and lived in and around the Madison County area. Francis DeGROAT married to Andrew Jackson WHITMAN Sr. Her parents were Joseph and Nancy DeGROAT, and Joseph parents were Richard and Nora DeGROAT. Looking for relatives of these ancestors. please email me direct, thanks doris


Linda Mathew Thu Oct 14 12:52:59 2004
I am searching for information on Noel JOHNSON, b. 1765 in Coventry, RI, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth (YATES) JOHNSON. He married in 1787 in Pownal, VT, Mary WEAVER, daughter of Rufus and Hannah WEAVER. By 1800, he was living in Cazenovia, Madison County, where he stayed at least until 1835, when he and his wife sold their farm in Cazenovia, plus 77 acres in Nelson. Census records indicate he had several children. Who were they and where did they go? JOHNSONs named Weaver (or Webber), Elias, David, and John were living near him in Cazenovia as shown by the 1820 and 1830 census. Were they his sons?


Stuart Scott Thu Oct 14 14:57:02 2004
I am interested in corresponding with anyone who knows about Elizur [Elijah] STEVENS - who was transported to Tasmania in 1838 on the convict ship The Buffalo for his participation in the Canadian Rebellion of 1837-1838. I have just published a book on the transportees and have included information about STEVENS in it, but would like to know more about his life after he returned from Tasmania or his life before he became involved in the 1838 cross-border raids.

See http://www.1837rebellion.net for more information about me and my interest in this Lewis County person.
Stuart D. Scott


Roxann Rao Sat Oct 16 12:06:46 2004
I am looking for information on my grandfather, Vincenzo RAO and his first wife, Anna (DeGEORGE) RAO who died during childbirth January 1921. She delivered my uncle Dominick RAO.

Vincenzo (Vincent) went back to Italy to marry her sister Girolama DeGEORGE. He then returned to Canastota. Stories from family members differ, as far as when Anna and Vincenzo arrived initially. I can not find any record on Girolama arriving through Ellis Island. I have also been told he did some prison time for murder, due to his "connections". He was a house painter. I am not sure when or where he lived in Canastota. My uncles were born in Canastota, Dominick, Vincent and my Dad, John.
Do you have any record of Vincenzo, Anna and Girolama residing in Canastota?
Thank you for your time and effort.


kim Wed Oct 20 10:32:01 2004
Looking for information on ROUNDY, Adelbert J.


Bo G. Ekelund Thu Oct 21 01:51:04 2004
I'm a literary scholar and I'm interested in any information there might be about Herman PETERSEN (1893-1973) who was postmaster in Pooleville in the 1940s and who wrote two novels set in Chenango Valley. In particular, any information regarding his birthplace (New York City?) and his parents would be very welcome.
Thank you.


Lori Adams Atkinson Thu Oct 21 17:05:00 2004
I am searching for my half sister, Cindy ADAMS. She was born approx. 1956?? to Robert Milton ADAMS (Luiella Peck Mother/Robert's) some where around Malone. Robert (my father also) passed away in 1970, I can not recall Cindy's mothers name. My mom had told me in the past so I could inquire, but I have now forgotten. It was a unusual name, and now my Mom has also passed away. Cindy will be the only sibling that I will have, my only brother passed in 1982. I would very much like to find her. Please help.


Jeanne Fromm Thu Oct 21 19:27:59 2004
My ancestor, Jacob LANSING, is reported to have died at Cazenovia, New York in 1813. He would have been 44 years old. The Union Cemetery burial list, on NY GenWeb site for Madison Co., includes a Jacob LANSING, age 14. Is there any way to check the accuracy of this item? Does the cemetery have records and where would I write? Thanks.


Hockridge Sun Oct 24 14:16:21 2004
Searching early HOCKRIDGE surname any part of New York state. Believe all settlers came from Devon / Cornwall England. Any imformation would be of great help.
Ray Hockridge


Melanie Kay Gibbs Mon Nov 1 17:08:08 2004
Researching Stephen and Anna (BOTSFORD) TOMS and their families. Anna TOMS died 18 Oct 1844 and was living in Lebanon, NY in 1838 when she applied for a pension under her husband's Revolutionary Service. She and Stephen had 12 children but when the pension claim was finalized after her death only these were alive: Collin S. TOMS, Alexander TOMS, Ann PELTON and Susan SWEET.

Aurilla/Aurelia (TOMS) BURROWS DAY had died in 1848 in Winfield, Herkimer County, David B. TOMS had died in a boating accident on route to Charleston, SC and the other children's names are not known. They had twelve children in all.

Would like more information on the TOMS and BOTSFORD families. Anna had at least one brother named Nathan BOTSFORD.


BetteJo Hall-Caldwell Sun Nov 7 06:57:24 2004
Interested in finding member of Raymond Adair and Bertha [STRINGER] CALDWELL family. In Raymond's obit it reads.

'Raymond Adair CALDWELL, 74, 244 W. Hickory St, died Friday at Binghamton Hospital after several years of poor health. Born in Salisbury Center, 08Mar1882, he had worked as a tool maker at the former Marvin & Calsler Co., Canstota. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and married thte former Betha STRINGER.

Surviving are four sons James, Robert, and Graham CALDWELL of Oneida; daughter, Mrs. Flora STERLING, a brother, Lynn CALDWELL Sr., both of Canastota; two siters Mrs. Mary WESTER of Herkimer; and Mrs Helen SPARBIER of New Hartford; 49 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Burial Lenox Cemetery.
From the Canastota, Bee Journal.'

Hoping to share information with family members.


Nancy Holmes Mon Nov 8 22:27:54 2004
Arza HOLMES of 1873, Martin HOLMES 1839; Leroy HOLMES 1841; Sarah Lurana HOLMES -1844.
Joseph HOLMES-1779. I am trying to locate death certificates, birth certificates of Joseph and Arza HOLMES and a birth certificate for Martin HOLMES. Martin migrated to Olympia, Washington and died in 1906.


Greg Salyer Wed Nov 10 06:20:30 2004
Looking for anyone researching the ADAMS family in Sullivan Township. Joseph, John and Derick ADAMS settled on lot 55 of the northwestern Oneida Reservation a couple miles south of Bridgeport around 1803.


Walter Marble Wed Nov 10 09:59:58 2004
I may have some helpful info for Lori Adams ATKINSON regarding her half-sister Cindy ADAMS. Unfortunately, Lori's e-mail address on her post is no longer valid--my e-mail was returned with a "user unknown" message. So Lori, if you are still reading these messages, e-mail me, and please update your current e-mail address on this Madison County list.
Walter Marble


Philip Delamarter Sat Nov 13 07:07:50 2004
Looking for information/parents of a Laura OWENS and Nathaniel D'LAMATTER / D'LAMATER / DELAMATTER who married January 01, 1840, Sullivan Township, Madison County, NY.


Sue Sun Nov 14 13:45:30 2004
Finally got around at least part of that brick wall! Discovered my GRX4s name, Isaac STEWART, born aroud 1795 in CT, married Hulda, I believe of Madison County. They had 12 children (poor Hulda) in Madison county, and I know the names of six: Alva , Frank (Francis M), Mary, Sarah A., Norman and Clark.They left NY in the 1840's to go to Illinois and eventually to Wisconsin. Anyone have any info? will be very glad to share-- Sue


geoff smith Mon Nov 22 12:18:22 2004
Seeking any information of STIMERS family - James, wife Imogene, both born about 1800. Son Alban Crocker STIMERS born Smithfield, 1827 d. Staten Island 1876. Served as Chief Engineer aboard the USS Monitor 1862.
Please respond to skizix@isomedia.com


Kenneth Floyd June Thu Dec 2 15:27:09 2004
First wife of Charles H. NEISS. Need info. on her. Charles H. NEISS was born in Coonrod, N.Y. 26 Jan.1859. Need anything on her, Hattie NEW? mother, father, children, born, died? thanks.


ROBERT C. BROWN Sat Dec 4 21:27:18 2004
Seeking burial place for Bosworth BROWN

Peterboro Home Orphanage

e. Shane Sun Dec 5 19:56:27 2004
Looking foor Peterboro Home orphanage between 1920 - 1923, particularly a fire there.


Sharon Welsh Wed Dec 8 08:26:14 2004
Hello, I'm trying to find out if there is a genealogical Society Library in Madison County that has microfilm of probate stuff like marriages (late 1920s) and divorces (early 1930s).
Thanks! (I live in Ohio)


Todd Chester Mon Dec 13 18:58:10 2004
I am looking for any information on a Lenard CHESTER that came to the US from England somewhere around 1620-1630. I would appreciate any info you could provide. Please e-mail me I will get it much faster. Thank you Todd Chester


M. Rudolph Tue Dec 28 00:45:28 2004
Looking for THURSTON family info - lived on Bear Path (Route 46) south of Munnsville


Karen Dwyer Fri Dec 31 14:50:46 2004
I am looking for information on the family of George L. FOOTE, born in Town of Eaton, NY July 15, 1818. He married three times. First to Abigail Ann WEBB about 1841, second, Lydia LEE (LEIGH) about 1859 and third to Catherine Carey PRICE October 29, 1882. He had the following children: William H., Mary Abigail (married George MATHER), George L. Jr., Jay D., Charles, Earl J., and Glenn L. FOOTE. George died in 1911 and is buried in Madison, NY. Any information would be appreciated


Richard Cunningham Fri Dec 31 19:07:14 2004
Looking for any CUNNINGHAMs that lived in Madison county 1900 to the present time.

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