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Janice Falvey Sun Dec 2 2001

Seeking info and descendants of Rev. Horace KELSEY, b. 21 April 1798, New Marlboro, Berkshire Co., Mass; d. 22 October 1890 in Barton, Tioga Co., NY; buried in the Oak Hill Church Cemetery on 24 October 1890.

He married perhaps 1820 to Almira SCOVILLE/SCHOVILLE, etc., in Columbia County, NY.

Their children:
1. Lyle KELSEY, b. abt 1820
2. Silas KELSEY, b. abt. 1821; d. 10 September 1861, bur. Maine Town Cem, Maine, Broome Co. NY
3. Clarissa KELSEY, b. abt 1822
4. a daughter KELSEY, b. 1825, NY
5. Melissa KELSEY, b. 13 Feb. 1833 in Ostego Co., NY; m. Abner FLINT
6. Philo KELSEY, b. abt 1832 in Danby, Tompkins Co., NY; m. Elizabeth COWLES

Any help appreciated.

Anna Durbin Sat Nov 3 2001

I am looking for information on the GILLMER family.

Avery E. GILLMER of Co.I 109th reg. NY infantry volunteers. Born 1839 in Cayuga Co., son of ??? and a resident of Candor, Tioga Co. in the 1860's.

Married to Julia VANGILDER Sept. 30,1861 they had ten Children. Died in Oswayo Pa. July 14, 1895, buried in Wells Cemetery Oswayo, Potter Co. Pa.

Thank you in advance.

Justin Dinehart Wed Oct 10 2001

I am still searching Tioga Co. for data on a George and James A. DINEHART in Tioga Co. about 1840 -1865.

Also a William T. was born there 1842.

Seems, Conrad DINEHART lived there. Died 1870, but do not know the town. Where can I search ?


Barbara Purple LaViers Wed Sept 5, 2001

Ivan C., Gilbert, and Jay PURPLE were all residents of Newark Valley from the late 1800's to 1960's.

Ivan, owner and editor of the Tioga Herald did an extensive genealogy study on the Purples and related families, which I have and added to during the last 15 years.

I'm his granddaughter and happy to share information.

Peggy Gillette Sun Sept 2, 2001 - email address invalid 30 Sep 2020

Researching William KING and his descendants of the Waverly and Factoryville area.

Dora Roselia KING b.1879 m. Ulysses Grant HARFORD b. 1871., George Clayton KING b.1845 m. Cynthia Rosalie BROWN b.1852., George KING b. 1812 m. Sally HOLLENBECK b.1818., William KING m. Dell SMITH?

Would appreciate help from anybody that knows this line.

Dora and Grant are buried at Forest Home Cem. in Waverly, NY. Some of the Kings are also at Forest Home Cem. in Waverly NY. I have found listings for the Kings on the 1845 Census of Factoryville.

Thank you.

Peggy Gillette Sun Sept 2, 2001 - email address invalid 30 Sep 2020

Looking for information on William KING, living in the Factoryville and Waverly area. He was a rev. soldier who enlisted in Sept. 1776.

Had a son William, who fought in the War of 1812.

My husband’s g-grandmother was Dora Roselia HARFORD.

We believe that she was the dau. of George Clayton KING and Cynthia Rosalie BROWN.

We believe his father to be George KING who married Sarah HOLLENBECK.

We would appreciate any help on this line. Thank you

Peggy Gillette Sun Sept 2, 2001 - Email address invalid 1 Oct 2020

My husband’s grandparents were Ward Elmer GILLETTE (b. 09/19/1894 d.12/01/1970 in Candor, NY).

He was married to Sarah Rosalie HARFORD(b. 10/29/1895 in Reniff, NY d. 05/02/1999 in Waverly, NY).

I am trying to locate the line of ancestry on Sarah’s side. Her mother was Dora Rosela KING (b.05/12/1879 in Lockwood, Tioga Co., NY, d. 1958 in Candor, NY buried in KING plot.) Her father was Ulysses Grant HARFORD (b.12/21/1871 in Reniff, NY d. 1944 buried Forest Home Cem. Waverly, NY)

We do know from information passed down, that there is a Rev. William Harvey KING in the line on Dora’s side but the information is confusing at this point.

We are hoping that somebody can help us fugure this out.

Thank you so much .

William Korroch Sun Sept 2, 2001

I am trying to locate descendants of the following KINNEY brothers of Candor.

Isaac, b. c. 1799, m. Lavina ?
George G., b. c. 1800, m. Elizabeth DANIELS
Homer S., b. c. 1802, m. Phebe Rightmire

Any help would be appreciated

Laura Congleton Sun Sept 2, 2001

I am trying to locate the ancestors of Elliot FOSTER who -- with his wife Jane BEEBE -- lived in Apalachin and Owego in the early 1800s.

They had several children including: Johnson (died as a prisoner of war at Andersonville during the Civil War), Philemon, his twin Philena FOSTER FOX, Diana FOSTER SHORT, Martha FOSTER HOXSIE, Mary FOSTER BILLS, and Wesley FOSTER who moved to Iowa with his sister Mary and her husband Nelson BILLS.

I have a fair bit of descendant information I'd be more than happy to share.

I'm looking for Elliot FOSTER's ancestors. I'm also looking for the ancestors of Johnson FOSTER's wife, Almira HEDGLIN. She was a grand-daughter of Joel and Jerusha BILLS, but I haven't been able to clarify her HEDGLIN connection. I believe her brother was Washington HEDGLIN who later settled in Marcellus, Onandaga County, NY.

Thanks for any help.

Ron Jones Sun Sept 2, 2001

The MORSE family has lived in the village of Owego, townships of Owego and Tioga (and others) from at least 1864 - present.

Hiram Morse lived in village of Owego, on Chestnut St., in 1864 according to the Owego City Directory of that year. His descendants live in Tioga Center, Barton, other areas of Tioga today.

Hiram was my gg grandfather.

Any help would be appreciated.

Kay Stenzel Sun Aug 12, 2001

John Charles MASON b 1923 Mo died 1979 Macon married Willah Mae THOMAS in 1947.

They had John Thomas b. 1948 (who married Mary KELLEY ) and Scott Lee b. 1959.

John C.'s parents were Wm. Alger MASON and Julalia Fidelia COONS.

Willah's parents were John Wm. THOMAS and Anna Mary BARR.

Anyone researching these families? Thanks

Victoria Van Ostrand Sun Aug 12, 2001

Do You Remember Any Of These People?

My husband's father was Robert E. VAN OSTRAND of Tioga/Tompkins County. He married Ina Mae NEUMIRE 1938, in Spencer, NY.

His father was Truman Oscar VAN OSTRAND, mother was Catherine I. CONEY, they had eleven children, all of whom were married at least once.

Truman's father was Peter VAN OSTRAND b 1810 Saratoga County, NY possibly Halfmoon, Peter's first wife, (unknown) but have connected two children to that union:
a son, Michael E., who married Mittie HEMINGWAY, who we believe had at least four children, and a Peter J., who married Lucinda DAVENPORT, we believe this couple had ten or eleven children. Hope to find out if Peter, the elder, and first wife(unknown) had more children, does any one know of more children in this first marriage?

Peter, the elder, then married Catherine J. NOWLAN of Broome County, know of at least 5 children from that union:

1. Adelaide born 1848 Tompins Co. married Benjamin GENUNG II,
2. Charles b. 1850 Tompkins Co,
3. Giorgeanna born 1852 Tompkins Co,
4. Uleledia(spelling?) b. 1854 Tioga Co.,
5. Truman Oscar b 2-11-1857.

Does anyone know of more children?

Know Catherine I. CONEY b. 1871, had at least one sister, Maime, possibly three brothers, Charles, George, Stephen, maybe more.

Possibly her father was John CONEY, born Ulster Co, who was a farmer in 1855 in Spencer.

Hoping to learn:

1. Who Peter's first wife was and if there were more then two boys.

2. Place and date of Truman and Catherine's marriage and

3. Parent's names for sure of Catherine CONEY and

4. Other siblings of Catherine.

Your help will be appreciated.

Byron Sun Aug 12, 2001
I have been looking for information on the ORCUTT and SCOTT families for quite some time now. I have hit a dead end.

My 2nd ggm was Sarah SCOTT - her grandfather [b. England] homesteaded in the Wyoming Valley but moved to the Owego area [late 1700s].

She married Thomas Miller ORCUTT -[born in Albany l834- may have twin brother Jacob- possible sons of "FJR" ORCUTT - lived in Tioga city.] They had a daughter Mabel in 1850 in Owego.

They later moved to Kansas then to Leadville, Colorado during the silver rush.

Both the ORCUTTs and SCOTTs may have married into the RUSSELL family.

Anyone able to help?

Stephen Carlile Wed Jul 4, 2001

I believe my MILLER family came from New York and the Tioga County area and I am trying to track them down. I am hoping someone has already worked on MILLERs in the Tioga area as it appears there were two Hugh MILLER families living there in 1800 and 1810.

I located my oldest MILLER ancestor, Hugh MILLER, on the 1820 Federal Census in Clark County, Illinois, enumerated next to Hugh MILLER, Jr. his son.

In the 1850 Clark Co., Census, Hugh MILLER is listed as 60 and born in New York, as is his wife Mary. There are several other MILLERs, probably Hugh's sons, listed on the same census page with Hugh in 1850. I am assuming that by 1850 Hugh MILLER Sr. is deceased and the Hugh MILLER listed in 1850 is the Hugh MILLER listed as a Jr. in 1820. In any event, the Hugh MILLER listed in 1850 would have been born about 1790 in New York. I am told that in the 1800 New York Census Index there is a Hugh MILLER listed with two males between the age of 0-10 and two females between the ages of 0-10, which would fit in with my Hugh MILLER family. There is a second Hugh MILLER listed with 2 males between 0-10, 1 female between 0-10 and one female between 10-16. both of these Hugh MILLERs are listed in Tioga County.

There is one Hugh MILLER listed in the 1810 census in Tioga County and none in 1820. I strongly suspect that one of the Hugh MILLER families in Tioga county are my family. I also believe that Hugh MILLER senior was married to an Emma BARR, and that one of their other boys was named William C. MILLER (who also is living in Clark Co., Illinois in 1850). Some of the MILLERs may have moved to Pennsylvania, but I believe the families finally ended up in Clark Co., Illinois for about three or four decades.

There may be a connection between my MILLER family and the John MILLER listed as a state assemblyman from Tioga during the period 1804 - 1807.

If anyone has any information on the MILLERs, BARRs, or a KETCHUM surname from Tioga County, I would appreciate your contacting me. let me know.

Robert Lefler Mon Jun 11, 2001

Researching: James CARLEY, Foster UPDIKE, Jared TREMAN, Benjamin LEFLER and particularly, Chestina TREMAN, w/o James CARLEY 1796-1819 and d/o Jared TREMAN and John LEFLER, and his son, Christopher LEFLER, 1791-1838.

Benjamin LEFLER may have been in Owego. He is a s/o Christopher. There are other LEFLERs and CARLEYs but we don't know if we are related.

Also by our family, we believe that James CARLEY had brothers John and Abram, and that Abram, in turn had brothers John, James, and Jefferson CARLEY.

Christopher LEFLER had a son who was Charles HUNTER LEFLER and my ggggrandfather born about 1823 in Ulysses. It may well be that the HUNTER name was from Jack HUNTER, the English name for the well known Indian Chief. The father, Christopher, was a veteran of the War of 1812. By 1830 all these people had died or moved down to Daggett,Pa, where ,in fact, Charles married Lucinda DAGGETT.

Any clues will be followed unrelentingly!

D. Michael Strong Sat Jun 9, 2001 - Email address invalid 1 Oct 2020

I am researching an ancestor but have limited information.

I have documentation on my gg grandfather Jasper A. STRONG and his death certificate lists Reuben STRONG as his father.

Reuben married Mary ABBOTT and he is listed as from Tioga Co, NY and that they were married in 1809.

It looks like he may be listed in the 1820 Tioga census. There is also a Reuben STRONG in the Tompkins Co census in 1830. Jasper was born in 6 April 1829 but it's not clear if he was born in Tompkins or Tioga. He is in the Tompkins Co 1850 census. Jasper married Martha MESSENGER in Tompkins, Co in 1848.

I would appreciate whatever information you might have.

Jacqueline Williams McCarron Wed May 30, 2001

My ancester is Hiram WILLIAMS who married Abigail FORD in Hebron CT about 1785.

They moved to "Ford's Location" in Tioga Co. in 1795 (Ford had received 350 acres for surveying). This was in the vicinity of Catatonk, Candor.

We believed his son was Ira Williams, who married Oliver Cook UFFORD, but now suspect there may have been a generation between the two.(there are several generations which include the name "Ira" ).

Hiram was buried in Woodbridge Cemetery in Candor in January of 1852. He is listed in an a DAR archive of Revolutionary soldiers.

Any additional information about this family would be appreciated.

Martha Williams Wed May 30, 2001

My grandmothers name was Frances SCOTT, born 6/25/1913 her father was Jay SCOTT.

There were 3 sisters. Frances, Blanche, and Sylvia.

He was killed when she was 13 shot by a rifle.

My grandmother Frances grandparents were Sadie and Bud SEVERSON from Owego NY.

If I am able to learn more about my family, I would much appreciate it.


Martin Reed Wed May 30, 2001

I am looking for information about the Ull or Uel COOK family.

I believe Ull was born in NY c1800. His wife Mary was born in CT c1800.

They had a daughter named Mary Ann. She was born in Elkland, Tioga Co. NY in July of 1845. She died in Clear Lake, Polk Co., WI in June of 1918.

She was married to Columbus LAW who was born in Freedom Twp., Erie Co., NY in May of 1841. They were married in May of 1864 in New Richmond, WI. He died in March of 1926 in New Richmond, WI

I believe Mary Ann also had a brother named Charles COOK.

Columbus and Mary Ann had a daughter named Nettie Jane who was my grandmother.

Any help with this query will be greatly appreciated. Thanx.

John A Mosher Sat May 5, 2001

Looking for a family named ALLEN, who had an A.J. ALLEN abt 1837 Madison Co.

AJ was a tinsmith. AJ is in Tioga Co in 1875 with his "sister" Mrs. L ALLEN age 38 b. Allegany Co,.

E.N. ALLEN "daughter" age 14 b. Allegany Co and Mary C. OSTRANDER age 31 b. Steuben Co "sister-in-law" widowed.

Does anyone know this group? Thanks in advance.

Nancy Bittler Fri Apr 13, 2001

I'm looking for information on Ross Aruna MOORE and Mary E. GLEASON both from Richford, Tioga County, New York.

They were married on December 31, 1837 in Richford.

Information I have says " Ross was a stonecutter by trade and established a marble works. Then removed to Alma, Allegany Co. NY, then to Collins, NY, then to Belfast, NY. In 1867 he moved to Ulysses Twp. Potter Co., PA. Bought a farm and remained until his death Nov. 6, 1883. Mary GLEASON MOORE died October 22, 1881."

I'm looking for parents, birth dates and siblings but would appreciate any information.

Thank you for any help.

Helen Graves Thur Apr 12, 2001

I am seeking information on the George Washington HILL who married Elizabeth/Betsy TAYLOR. This is the family who appears on the 1855 census as living in Owego (I have found a similar, but different record for ANOTHER George Washington or Geo. W. HILL so it appears there were two of them living in this area).

The one I want is per the 1855 Owego census:
HILL, George W. 43 b. Scoharie NY
Elizabeth 37
Steven 17
John 16
Martha 13
Harriet 10
George 8
Elizabeth A. 6
Kyman 4
Mariah 2
(Mariah b. 1853 is my husband's ancestor; she married James SWARTWOOD in 1869 after he returned from the Civil War.)

On the 1865 census I found this family:
BABCOCK, Franklin - married 2x
Elizabeth 50 - married 2x
Betsy 16
Lyman 14
Maria 12
James W. 7 (born ca. 1858)
Rosetta 4 (born ca. 1861)

Thus, it appears that Geo. Washington HILL died between 1860-1865 and that his widow married Franklin BABCOCK. Her older children were out of the home, but the younger ones were living with their mother and step-father.

If anyone has info on this family, please contact me or post to the Tioga Co., NY list. Many thanks.

Helen Graves Thur Apr 12, 2001

Ezekiel WILLIAMS was born c. 1755 in prob Upper Smithfield, PA. His christening dated 23 March 1755 is found in the Ref Dutch Church of Walpack, Sussex Co., NJ. However, his parents lived across the Delaware River in Upper Smithfield. His parents were John WILLIAMS and Leah DECKER. John WILLIAMS was born in England and lived in Upper Smithfield, PA. No record of his ever being in CT.

About 1783 Ezekiel WILLIAMS married Lydia WESTBROOK, dau of Benjamin WESTBROOK and Catherine WESTBROOK (yes, her maiden name was WESTBROOK). I have found only 2 children for Ezekiel WILLIAMS and Lydia WESTBROOK. Both were daughters:

1. Catherine born ca 1785 who married ca 1803-1804 Benjamin SWARTWOOD, Sr.

2. Leah/Lea born 20 May 1788; chr 27 Oct 1788 while the family lived in Wyoming Valley, Luzerne Co., PA. The chr record is listed in the records of the Machackemack Red Dutch Church, Deer Park, Port Jervis, Orange Co., NY. (The minister of the church went on a visit to Wyoming Valley in the fall of 1788 and christened several children while he was there. Leah was one of the children. Since Catherine was not chr at the same time as her sister, I believe she was chr shortly after birth ca 1785 somewhere else.

1790 census Ezekiel WILLIAMS, wife, and 2 females are living in Exeter, Luzerne Co., PA. There are many WILLIAMS families there, but they were from CT. At some time between 1790-1800, Ezekiel WILLIAMS moved to Tioga Co., NY, and settled in the Halsey Valley.

According to probate records in Tioga Co., NY, there is no will for Ezekiel WILLIAMS but there is an inventory dated March 1803 which indicated he died by then.

I am seeking further information on this family. What happened to Ezekiel's widow Lydia? If alive when her husband died in 1803, she would be only about 46 years old. Did she remarry or did she remain a widow? If she was alive, she was left with 2 daughters. Catherine would be about 18 years old when her father died. Leah would be about 15 years old. Catherine did marry Benjamin SWARTWOOD ca 1803-1804 based upon births of their children. Did Leah WILLIAMS marry 1805-1810?

Note: I have found no connection between my Ezekiel WILLIAMS b. 1755 in PA, son of John, school master from England, to the many WILLIAMS families in Luzerne Co PA and Tioga Co. NY who were from CT.

If anyone has any information on Ezekiel WILLIAMS, his widow, or two daughters, pls contact me or post to the Tioga Co., NY, list. If anyone has access to the 1810 Tioga Co. census, would you please look to see if Lydia WILLIAMS is on it.

Many thanks.

Barbara Yurs Thur Apr 12, 2001 - email address invalid 30 Sep 2020

I am researching William Miller JAYNE, born 1844 in New York, I believe Tioga Co., Richford Twp.

He married Ann HOUGHTALING, born 1847 in Syracuse, N.Y,, and they relocated to Barrington, Lake Co. IL. They are the parents of my Grandmother, Anna Belle JAYNE who was born in Barrington, IL in 1873.

Any help that you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Dana Zamiara Mon Apr 2, 2001

Searching for information on my gr, great grandparents:

Thomas B. DEPUY, b. 1811 in Tioga, Tioga Co., PA, m. Mary Adeline MILLARD.

Thanks for any help.

Pat Lenhart Sun Apr 1, 2001

Researching Brewer DECKER, 1770-1838 and wife Maria.

They appear to be in the 1800 Tioga Co, NY census before they move on to Athens Co, OH by 1817.

I have no ancestral information on them. Wondering if anyone has further information on these various DECKERs:
John DECKER, who had a ferry service in 1800
Teunis DECKER 1765-1835, who married the widow of Benjamin WILMARTH
and other DECKERs of that early time in Tioga Co, NY.

I see references that I picked up at the library in the:
p. 179 Phoebe DECKER, m. CORTRIGHT
p. 192 Joseph DECKER, m. Sarah CLARK, d/o A. CLARK, whose 2nd wife was Mary DECKER
p. 241 Teunis DECKER & Alexander WILMARTH census
p. 246 Teunis DECKER & Alexander WILMARTH information
p. 480 John DECKER ran ferry service
p. 481 DECKER & CORTRIGHT ferry svc

A grand-daughter of Brewer DECKER married a Nelson WILMARTH , who moved back and forth from Olean area of NY and Athens CO, OH, at one time ran a riverboat/tavern, and settled for awhile in the area now known as Portville, New York, on the Allegany River only a few miles from Olean.

Therefore, the DECKER/WILMARTH connection from the book picked my interest.

In other words, I'm searching for ANY DECKER connection in that area.......I have absolutely no idea of the siblings and parents of Brewer DECKER. All of his children and he and his wife died before the 1850 census which would give any idea of where he was born.

Thanks for any help, any leads much appreciated.

Patsy Carruth Sun Apr 1, 2001

Timothy GAYLORD died in Candor, Tioga County ca. 1850.

He came from Bradford County, PA.

Am not sure when he came to Candor nor do I have much info about him. His wife's name was Aner BRISTER, again this is from one source only.

I think the children are: Merwin, Rial and Elizabeth Gaylord

Any help, any leads much appreciated.

John D. Nelson Jr.Sat Mar 31, 2001

Researching Robert NELSON, who moved to Owego from Masonville Dela. County after 1864.

He married Harriet McKELVEY. He was residing in Owego in 1904, according to his 1/2 sister Mary NELSON's Greene County surrogate's court record.

Thanks for any help.

Edith Haines Sampson Wed Mar 28, 2001

Milo HAINES is listed in the 1830 Berkshire, Tioga Co., NY census.

I am searching for family information for a daughter(in-law?) or grandaughter(?) Sarah A. HAINES b. 11 May 1847. She had a son Milo HAINES b. 2 Feb 1868 in Sullivan Co., NY. She marr. Joseph C. PORTER c.1868, his 2nd of 3 wives.

Sarah d. 6 Feb 1875. In young years, Milo was raised by Abraham and Harriet PORTER OSTERHOUT, Joseph C.'s niece.

I would really appreciate any leads or help. Thanks!

Ellen Myers Sat Mar 24, 2001

James BARTRON, born 30 Sept 1833, Barton, Tioga Co.,NY, married Rosanna GLASPY, 5 June 1854.

Legend has it that the town of Barton in Tioga County was named for one of my great grandmothers. The story goes that when the townsfolk's decided to name the town they couldn't make up their minds so they held a name drawing. There was a man who adored my great grandmother and wrote the name Barton down instead of BARTRON. He thought he was spelling it correctly! I have no idea if this is true or not but it sure looks good in print!

Rosanna died 1862 shortly after giving birth to her fourth child.

Her husband then married Henrietta HULET and later moved to North Dakota.

I have much information on the BARTRON'S, but need birth date and family information on my GLASPY side.

She was from Potter Co., PA. Her mother was Maryann REES, born 30 September 1806 and her father was John GILLESPIE, born 4 June 1791. Maryann REES was the daughter of Ely REES and Elizabeth MC CULLOUGH.

Can anyone help?

Diana Hastings Groome Sat Mar 24, 2001

I am trying to locate my 4th Great Grandfather, Stephen Sampson HASTINGS 1777-1856.

I don't know where he was born or who his parents are. I do know he married Sarah SQUIRES who was born in Cornwall, Litchfield CT on 7/13/1779 and died in Oxford, NY 9/4/1854.

They had 6 children. The only record I have found on them was in Smithville Flats, NY in 1810 in the Early Settlers and it states that they went to Tioga County shortly after that.

I have searched CT, Oxford and Pennsylvania where the rest of the family went, but I can't find any further information.

What I need is who Stephen Sampson HASTINGS parents are to connect a link to England which is where I am living at present.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Joe Mandeville Sat Mar 24, 2001

I am searching for a connection between Herman C MANDEVILLE, born Apr 22, 1886, Waverly NY, and his parents, believed to be Charles and Alice.

Many MANDEVILLEs are found in the Forrest Home Cemetary, Waverly. NY, but I have not been able to find any info on Charles.

Herman is believed to have had at least one brother, Arthur.

Anyone with any possible links please contact me.

Virginia Frisone Sat Mar 24, 2001

My g.g.grandfather, William Riley ROMAIN, was born in Owego 1817 son of Ralph and Elizabeth ROMAIN who are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Owego.

William married Margaret HOWE but I do not know when or where. They removed to Wisconsin and died there.

Would like to know if there is any records for them besides the census so I can find out when and where they married.

Thank You

Scott Bennett Sat Mar 17, 2001

I am looking for information on Owen ROBINSON of Candor,NY.

He married Elvira TOWNER of Bradford county PA.

The children of Owen and Elvira:
1. Owen ROBINSON, 2. Joel H. ROBINSON b. Aug. 25, 1839
married 1st Nancy J. EICHENBERGER, daughter of William EICHENBERGER and Elizabeth TERWILLIGER
married 2nd Polly STEWART.

Children of Joel H. and Nancy:
Willis, married Flora CHAPMAN
George Oscar, b. 1866 married 1st Cora Belle COLE, 2nd Adelia RAY
Alonzo, married Katherine FRANK,
Ernest, married 1st Anna, 2nd unknown.

Thank You

Can you help?

Ken Anderson Sat Mar 17, 2001

I am looking for ancesters of John SMITH Sr. born in Stroudburg, PA in 1797. Moved to Town of Tioga in 1799. Married Alma GRANGER (died 10/17/1858) in 1814.

Had 4 sons:
1. Charles H.,
2. John,
3. Joseph W.,
4. Harvey R.
and 5 daughters:
1. Mrs. Lucinda LANE,
2. Cornelia KETCHUM,
4. Alburn .S. PARMELEE.
5. Mrs. John LEONARD.

He died June 2, 1888, buried in River Valley Cemetary by Rev. W. H. KING. (See listing of funeral records of Rev. KING)

Can you help?

Frank Eben Sanders, Jr. Sat Mar 17, 2001

Searching for info on Eben(ezer) SANDERS/SAUNDERS, supposedly died abt Aug. 5, 1891, gored by oxen?

Is this the same Eben from Darby, Tioga Co. NY who lived in Vt for some time?

They had 10 children and his wife was, Jane Parthena YOUNG,or RAMSDELL.

Can you give me any help? Thanks

Antoinette W. Roades Sat Mar 17, 2001

I'm looking for descendants of or infomation about the family of Dr. Ezra W. HOMISTON -- born, Brooklyn NY, 10 June 1859 -- whose home and office were on Spencer's Main St. in the 1880s.

I'm seeking this contact because I'm at work on the biography of a doctor with whom Ezra HOMISTON's father, Dr. Joseph M. HOMISTON, surgeon of the 14th Brooklyn, practiced during the Civil War.

Any help would be appreciated.

Alice Matson Tue Mar 6, 2001

I'm searching for the family, ancestors and descendents, of Robert BURLINGTON who is in the 1860 census of Tioga County. Residence is listed as Owego.

Anyone have any information?

Thanks for the help.

Barry Zimmer Sun Mar 11, 2001

Elias was one of eight children whose father was Jacob ZIMMER. He settled in east Newark Valley in 1825, cleared the forest with oxen and started with a cabin.

He came by ox cart from the town of Knox in Schoharie Co.

In 1840 he married a Mary SETTLE. Jacob ZIMMER died in 1870, aged 93. This is all that I have. I visited the ZIMMER and SCHOLCRAFT cemetary and found many ZIMMER. I am sure we are all related.

Can you give me any help? Thanks

Ken Potter Sun Mar 11, 2001

I am researching Levi POTTER settled in Tioga Co. from Warren Center, PA with his wife, Lucy TRIPP.

My g-grandfather, Leslie, Sr. married Mary Amelia GREENE, whose parents were Allen and Julia (PORTER) GREENE.
Their children:
1. Leslie, Jr.,
2. Mae,
3. Maude,
4. Edna (Ted).

The family moved to Binghamton from Newark Valley around the turn of the century.

I do know that Levi served w/ the 109th NYSV in Civil War, but any other information has not been passed.

Any help is appreciated, Thanks.

Robert William Jewell Tue Mar 6, 2001

I am seeking information on the family of Samson SMITH, living at North Waverly in 1925.
He was married to Salina (?) and they had the following children:
1. Arland,
2. Chester W.,
3. Winifred SMITH DECKER (adopted by Dianus Lardner DECKER)
4. Nathan

Do you have any information on more children or any other details that would help me?

Helen S Gammon Fri Mar 2, 2001
My aunt, LAURA PETERMAN, born Aug. 28, 1874 in Shreve, Ohio, lived many years in Barton, near Waverly, New York. She lived to be 102 and died Aug. 11, 1976 in Milton, Penna. and was buried there.

She was married in PA to a farmer, Bert GOLDEN, born Aug. 21, 1869 died July 27, 1949 NY.

Her husband and children were all buried in that area. I believe all the members of that family are now dead.

Her oldest daughter was Ruth GOLDEN, born Jan 12, 1874 Waverly, NY, who married Thomas AUSTIN.
They had a son Fred AUSTIN, born Oct. 9, 1916 NY, died May 11, 1988 who:
married #1 Joyce WHITNEY daughter Ruth Lucile AUSTIN
Married #2 Alice KIDD dau Sue Ann AUSTIN.

Another daughter was Achsa GOLDEN, born Aug. 31, 1895 NY, died Dec. 5, 1977, who
married #1 Walter VANHORN and had a daughter Doris VAN HORN who married there.
She then married #2 Percy MILLER and had a son, Philip MILLER.

Her son was John Bert GOLDEN who died in Milton, PA I have his records and my aunt's.

I do not know the area I do not know where to look. I am 81 years old and live in Chandler, Arizona. Can you tell me how I can get information about them?

Can you help? Thanks.

Edward Novak Fri Mar 2, 2001
My mother, in writing down all that she knew of her family, had entered what I believe would have been my gg grandfather's sister - Mary TENGELSEN HOLMES - that was it - no more....

I have always known that both of my maternal grandparents were from Norway. The very first bit of information I ever found in my geneology searches was my grandfather's name on the steamer OscarII arriving in New York 6/28/1909.... and his destination???- Uncle_____(unreadable-perhaps Durham) HOLMES at RFD#1 Apalachin, NY.

I am trying to tie MARY HOLMES to the TENGELSEN (TENGEL)family in Norway... I'm stuck on both sides of the Atlantic.

Can anyone help? Thanks

Jodi Poling Fri Feb 22, 2001
I am searching for my great grand parents, Lucy PITTSLEY and William James CREELEY.

I have a few records which show Tioga Co. as a place of residence. I have been researching these two surnames for almost four years and just seem to come up empty handed....any help would be appreciated.


Jackie Dickeson Fri Feb 22, 2001
I am looking for any information on Asa SEVERNS born 1-23-1786 died 1863 in Barton, Tioga Co.

His father was John SEVERNS.

Asa had 10 siblings:
1. Joseph,
2. Joel,
3. Elizabeth,
4. Charles,
5. Amelia,
6. Sarah,
7. John,
8. Amy,
9. Nye,
10. Mary.

Also looking for census for this area 1700's.

Appreciate any help. Thank You

Deb Gunther Mon Feb 12, 2001
Seeking info on my ancestor Sophia (ARMSTRONG) PAYNE.

She was b. 1800-1810, possibly in NY state, and m. Edward PAINE/PAYNE. She d. abt. 1843 in Caroline, Tompkins Co. NY, leaving 7 small children.

Also seeking info on her sister Diantha (ARMSTRONG) NEWKIRK, b. abt. 1816, m. Ezra NEWKIRK, d. Tioga Co. NY after 1850.

Any help would be appreciated.

Paul Miner Mon Feb 12, 2001
We are researching the family of Ralph and Jemima ( MAYNARD) HIBBARD.

They were married in CT and Ralph jr. was born about 1817. They also had a son Charles and a daughter Maria.

Ralph and Elizabeth HIBBARD are listed in the 1860 census with two children Francis and George. I also found the name Ralph HIBBARD as listed on the index that was on Ancestry.com, for the years 1830, 1840 and 1850.

Can you help

June Howard Mon Feb 12, 2001
Am looking for info on the family of Ephraim COOK who lived in the Berkshire area of Tioga Co. NY.

Ephraim, b. 1770 in CT, d. 1815, his daughter Sally COOK and his wife Zeruah HOWE are buried in Brown Cemetery.

Ephraim COOK maybe came to Tioga Co. from Canaan ,CT. His daughter Sally COOK married Seth LEWIS in 1820.

Sally was the daughter of Zeruah HOWE, daughter of Samuel HOWE who maybe came also to Tioga Co. from Canaan, Ct.

Any help would be appreciated.

Joan McCullough Mon Feb 12, 2001
I am trying a new approach to see if I can find the maiden name of my 3g-grandmother.

Harriet surname unknown, was born about 1811 in Tioga Co., NY. Sometime after 1811, she or her family immigrated to Lincoln Co., Ontario. She died in Grimsby, Lincoln Co., Ontario 15 Feb 1873. She married most likely in Ontario to Alexander NELSON.

In the census records is listed 3 children, James b 1832, Hannah b 1835 and George b 1836.

My question. Is there anyone who has family or a tree branch that immigrated to Southern Ontario after 1811? I was told to look at the Stocking surname, but I haven't found anyone that has a Harriet listed with the birth date of 1811. To add to this problem, my instincts tell me Harriet was married once before she married Alexander NELSON, which would add to confusion.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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