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Mimi Taylor Thur Jan 1 1998
Looking for information on John Harvey PIERCE circa 1800-1850 married to
Jane MILLER [dau of a James Miller and Jane Duncan]
Family records show a note that both were born in Owego, NY.
The children b. Friendsville, PA - right over the border.
Apparently John Harvey Pierce was an MD and they moved to Rochester, NY circa 1850.
Family silhouttes of each, show their children:
Jane, Mary Ann, Frances, James Harvey, Henry Miller, Jane [2], Elizabeth, Sarah, Charles, John, Edward, Frances, Edward [2]
Henry Miller m. Susan Pieronnet Oct. 20, 1820.
They had 11 ch: youngest of which is my great-grandfather, George Norman Pierce [of the Pierce-Arrow Auto]
Any help from anyone identifying the history of the PIERCE family while they resided in the Owego-Tioga area is greatly appreciated.

Barbara L. Putney Mon Jan 4 1998
I am looking for information on a Bamford COLLINS, born in Wallingford, Vt, Feb. 04, 1916.
His death date was Nov. of 1979 and his residence was Cortland, Cortland, Co. NY 13045. His SS# was, 008-01-3582.
There was a lump sum payment at that time that went to Waverly, Tioga Co. NY 14892.
I am his daughter, but don't remember him, as he and my mother, Alta M. YOUNG WAITE, divorced when I was very young.
I was born to them in July of 1942.
Anything that you can do to help me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Joyce Harvey Mon Jan 4 1998
Researching Luman BARDEN, born 1820, died March 6, 1877.
He married Jane WILSON, born May 11,1822, died July 21,1904.
They lived in or near Barton, NY.
Other familiy names are McGILLIVARY and ROOT.
Any help would be appreciated.

Mary Deming Mon Jan 4 1998
Looking for birth, marriage, and death/burial records for David MANN , born ca 1795 in Mass.
They lived in Westerlo, Albany Co., NY in 1820 census with wife, dau. and another grown male.
They lived in Tioga Co. in the census of 1825, 1830, 1835, 1840 and 1860.
He was living with his son Lyndon in the 1860 census.
He married Elizabeth (Lottie) SIMMONS, but I need their marriage date and place.
They had 8 children and among them:
Lyndon, in Candor and Binghamton NY
Daughter Laura who md. John SMITH BARTLETT in Rutland Mass.
Possibly Minerva, in Spencer, NY.
I am the great-great granddaughter of David Mann and Eliz. Simmons Mann
and the great granddau. of John Smith Bartlett and Laura Mann Bartlett.
I've been searching 14 years for this info!!! Can you help???
Many thanks for any help.

Charles Densmore Tues Jan 13 1998 - Email address invalid 1 Oct 2020
Seeking information on the parents of Delos Miller GOBEL.
Born 29 Feb 1912 in Litchfield, Tioga Co., NY.
Also information is needed on his wife's parents.
He was married 25 Apr. 1934 in Litchfield, NY., to Stella Kathyrn NICHOLS,
born 21 Mar 1913 in Windam Center, PA.
Thanks in advance.

Janet Johns Sat Jan 17 1998
I am looking for information on the ARNOLD family.
They were in Newark Valley by 1850 as they are in the Census.
James ARNOLD was born 1798 in ??New York or New Jersey. He married Rachael (possibly COLLIER).
They had the following children:

John born 1821 Eliza Ann born 1823 Jeremiah born 1824
Jacob born 1828 James born 1829 Amanda born 1830
Isaac born 5 Mar 1833 Christopher born 1837 Mary born 1838
Clement born 1840

Isaac married Phoebe Ellen BLAIR in either Tioga or Scoharie County in 1864.
They bought and sold much land in the Boston Purchase in Newark Valley. Isaac left New York in 1881 for Missouri.
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Linda Goodell Sat Jan 17 1998
I am looking for information on William WHITNEY said to be in the Tioga County, NY, Militia, in 1804.
Who were his parents and who were his children?
I am looking for a possible connection with Lucinda Whitney who married:
John GAMBLE Jr. in Bradford Co., PA ca 1813. In Bradford Co., Pioneers and Patriots, it is stated that Lucinda Gamble was from Whitney Flats.
The only Whitney Flats which I have been able to find is in Tioga Co. NY.
Was William Whitney from Whitney Flats? Are they related?
Any information would be helpful.

Mary Liller Wed Jan 21 1998
I'm looking for information on Electa (BILLINGTON) WILLIAMS.
Electa was the daughter of Peter W. BILLINGTON and Hannah TEETER of Town of Lansing, Tompkins County, NY.
I have information which states that Electa (was the) "wife of Harrison WILLIAMS of Tioga County."
This marriage would have occurred after the 1850 census and before the 1860 census.
Any information at all on Electa, date of her death, place of burial, children, etc. would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance! Mary Liller, 245 Chambers St., Beaver Dams, NY 14812

Barbara Hoepner Sat Jan 24 1998 Email address invalid - 1 Oct 2020
Looking for information concerning my GGGrandfather Joseph M. CATLIN, b. 1830 in NY. He married Sarah J. HARVEY on 1 June 1851 in Tioga, NY.
She was born in New York on 23 Feb.1830. They moved to Franklin, WI.
He entered the service during the Civil War on 24 Feb. 1864. He was a private in Co. "A," 36th WI Infantry. Taken prisoner at Ream's Station, he died while a prisoner in the infamous Salisbury Rebel Prison.
I have lots of information about the family from Joseph M. Catlin forward but know nothing about his ancestors.
Very willing to share with another researcher.

Janet Johns Sat Jan 24 1998
Researching the ARNOLD and BLAIR family.
James ARNOLD born 1798 married Rachael (COLLIER) ? they had several children. Jeremiah, James, Jacob, Clement, Isaac, Mary, Eliza.
Isaac born 1833 and married Phoebe Ellen BLAIR daughter of Alfred BLAIR.
He was in Tioga county by 1870.
If anyone has any info on these families I would appreciate the help.
Also will exchange what I have with anyone interested.
Janet Johns
PO Box 361
Napavine, Wa 98565

Michael G. Depalma Mon Jan 26 1998
Great Grandfather James BAKER is buried in E. Berkshire cem.
He died in Sept. 1875. There is a DAR flag there.
He married Susan DECKER of Owego, NY.
They had children:
Emma, John, Carrie, Bertram, Margaret, Charlotte
Susan Baker is last seen in the 1880 census of E. Berkshire, NY,
occupation, washerwoman.
Susan DECKER was James BAKER'S third wife.
Nelson BAKER was one of the several children from James previous marriages.
He was 17 years old in the 1865 Owego, census.
Any information would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Larry Tesler Wed Jan 28 1998
Researching John S. DRAKE, born 06 March 1798 in Chemung, Tioga Co.
His parents were Jonathan Drake (1771-1842) and Mary SHONTZ (1771-1838), married about 1794.
Other children of Jonathan and Mary born in Tioga County were:
Samuel (1801-1881),
Ellsworth (1803-1885),
Abigail (1805-?),
Julia (1807-19??),
Sally (1809-1810),
Theresa (1810-1892),
Mary (1810-1858).
Jonathan's parents were Benjamin Drake b. 1734 and Abigail KNAPP.
We wish to identify John S. Drake's spouse and determine where he lived his life.
Any information on this family would be much appreciated.

Dale E. Miller Jr. Wed Jan 28 1998
Charles D. LUSK married Wealthy HARVEY both probably born in Tioga Co.
They had three daughters; Mary, Frannie and Ella; all born in Tioga Co. 1850-1858.
There might be more children.
I hope to find others doing the same surname. I've been researching this surname 4 years and have been told Charles was a doctor. Supposedly the family can be traced
to the Arm & Hammer folk of baking soda.
I haven't found any proof yet. Thanks

John T. SAXTON Thurs. Jan 29 1998
Seeking information on the Charles TAYLOR family that lived in Candor, between 1808? and 1830.
Charles was born June 21, 1785 thought to be from Scotland. Shortly after the 1810 Census he married Anna LATHRUP.
They had the following children:

Sarah (Sally) Ann Born Mar.31, 1820 md. Sylvester BUCK
Mary Deborah Born Jan. 13, 1822 md. Henry VAN WIE
Elizabeth F. Born Sept. 30, 1823 single, died June 18, 1849
Margaret Jane Born May 12, 1825 md. Alexander NISBET
Lucy Selina Born May 10, 1827 md. James E. PARKER
Harriet Sophia Born July 21, 1829 single, died Sept. 28, 1851
Frances Ester Born Mar. 24, 1831 md. George BENCH
Adaline Helen Born Nov. 14, 1832 md. George CHURCH
Julia Dianthe Born Feb. 12, 1835 md. William T. BAKER
Dorcas Linsley Born Mar. 7, 1837

The TAYLORS may have had a son and two daughters born between 1810 and 1820.
Charles TAYLOR died Apr. 13, 1847 in Auburn. Alexander NISBET who married Margaret Jane TAYLOR on Oct. 17, 1848 was living in Owego, Tioga at that time.
Any information, even the Churches the children could have been baptized in, would be appreciated.

Michael G. Depalma Fri Jan 30 1998 - Email address invalid 1 Oct 2020
Am looking for descendants of John BAKER and wife Carrie KNISKERN.
Their Nov 10, 1885 marriage was announced in an Owego newspaper.
They had two girls:
May born abt. April 1888
Ethel born abt. Feb. 1891.
They appeared last on the 1900 census in Newark Valley, NY
as well as John's brother Bert BAKER and his wife Anna.
Any information would be appreciated.

Jeffrey Granger Thur Feb 5 1998
Researching the origins of Joseph GRANGER who possibly was from Nichols, NY.
He was married to Sarah b. 1776, maiden name unknown.
They had a son Ithamer b. 1796 in Sheffield, Ma. who married Cornelia WESTFALL b. 1800 in NY.
They had 12 children:
Sylvester b. 1820,
Joseph. b. 1829,
Ithamer b. 1833,
Francis A. b. 1836 in Owego,
and Heilin b. 1840, that are known.
Ithamer and Cornelia lived in Sweden, Monroe Co., NY as indicated in the 1820 and 1830 census and moved to Tekonsha, Calhoun Co., Michigan in 1841.
Any additional information is greatly appreciated.

Michael Kiernan Sat Feb 7 1998
Would like any info on Great Grandfather Almon ECKLER born about 1829 in Nichols Twp.
He was in 1850 Tioga co. census, but not sure if it's him?
He had a brother named Charles.
He resided in Newburgh (Orange Co.)1880's thru 1898, when he died.
Married Georgianna CLARK (b.Georgia) and they had 3 known children:
Last two were born in Conn. 1857 and 1859.
Thank you.

Jan McCabe Fri Feb 13 1998
I'm researching the FRENCH family who moved from Morristown/Elizabethtown, NJ
in about 1800 to the Essex/Clinton, County area of NY.
I recently found a reference in some Rev. War records concerning a John French, born 2 March 1749 in Morristown, NJ.
According to the records, this John had children born in Tioga Co. NY.
They were Sally French, born 18 July 1805 in Owego and Henry R. French, born 1 July 1807 in Spencer.

Beverly Schonewolf Sat Feb 14 1998
Researching the arrival date to Tioga County, and former residence of
Samuel T. LEACH.
An ad in the Owego Gazette, 31 Aug. 1819 indicates he was a miller with partner Ebenezer Leach.
He may have been married to Ann SAULSBURY or SALISBURY.
He also appears in the 1820 and 1830 census as a resident of Tioga, in Tioga County.
I thank you for any assistance.

Sherry Hummer Wed Feb 18 1998
Researching my gg grandparents Frederick Wm. LANG/LANGE aka Fredericus Karl Lang(e) born in Wurttemberg/Saxony, (Prussia) Germany in 1847.
Have record of his 4/14/1866 naturalization in Spencer, Tioga Co., NY.
May have come to US in 1856. Believe he may have been German Catholic.
Next find him in state of Pa. Looking for info around time of living in NY. Married Sophia Catherine VOLLENWEIDER aka FOLENWEIDER aka WOLEN aka Hartzig.
Please help! I've searched 4 yrs. and have no family to ask.

Wayne Messecar Sat Feb 21 1998 Email address invalid - 1 Oct 2020
Robert C. STEDGE 1833-Aug 17, 1894 and his wife Sarah M. MESECAR,
1843-Mar 19, 1918, are on the 1870 and 1880 census in Barton, along with
daughters Mary (Polly), b.1859 and Ella, b. 1869 and younger son, William.
The couple is buried in Emory Chapel Cem.
Any further information on this family would be appreciated.
Wayne Messecar, 44 Menno St., Breslau,ON CANADA N0B 1M0

Michael S. Schrage Sun Feb 22 1998
Researching my mothers family, her maiden name was Mavis HOVER.
She was born and raised in Owego, NY until she married my father and move to Elmira.
Her father's name was Harry Eugene HOVER, who died in 1962.
Her mother's maiden name was Anna FARNHAM, who died in 1996.
Both are buried in the cemetary outside of Owego.
I am looking for any information on the following families:
Any information would be most helpful. Thank you.

David Smith Sun Feb 22 1998 Email address invalid - 1 Oct 2020
Seeking information about the family of Jonathan S. and Margaret W. LIVERMORE,
born abt 1800-02, who married before 1824, and owned farms in Owego and Newark.
Their children were:
Amos born in Tioga Co. c. 1826
George born in Tioga Co. c. 1830
Henry born in Tioga Co. c. 1837
Abner born in Tioga Co. c. 1839
Elmina born in Tioga Co. c. 1845

Also a nephew lived with them in 1855, born c.1845 in Tioga Co.
Record of birth, marriage, death of any of them is of interest.
Am specially interested in Henry who moved to Schuyler County after the Civil War, and was known at times as James Henry Livermore.
Will gladly share information about the Livermore family who arrived 1800-1820 in Owego and/or Newark from Spencer MA.

Jeffrey Granger Sun Feb 22 1998
Researching my 4th ggrandfather, Joseph GRANGER, as well as other Grangers,
who lived in Nichols around 1820 to 1840, as indicated in census records.
Joseph moved to Tioga Co. from Schoharie Co. sometime between 1810 and 1820.
Thanks for any help.

Joanne Bortner Thur Feb 26 1998
I am looking for information on Eziekel LANE b. 1802 in NY. He married Mary CARTWRIGHT b. 1806. Their daughter, my GGgrandmother, Julia Lane was b. 8/9/1828 in Candor, Tioga Co., NY. She married Ora THOMPSON in 1845. I have info on her descendants to share. Thank you.

Josh Van Kirk Sat Feb 28 1998
I am researching my Great Grandfather, Harry Van KIRK, and his parents,
Levi Van Kirk, born 1862 in Waverly, Tioga, NY and Elnora A. HINE of Athens, Bradford, PA, married July 29, 1880.
Harry born 1883 in Waverly, Tioga, NY, also had a sister named Susy born 1881.
Levi died in 1884 and Elnora took the children and went back to Athens, Bradford,PA and remarried.
I am really interested in finding the names of Levi's parents and grandparents. Any help will be GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks a lot.

Nora Probasco Tue Mar 10 1998
I am interested in the PROBASCO surname, family trees and research.
I am starting a central PROBASCO database to direct researchers to others who are researching their line.
The PROBASCO's have been in Tioga County since 1850's.

Caron Mosey Sat Mar 14 1998
Researching George MOSEY, listed on 1820 census for Spencer, Tioga Co.
This is the first time I have found a Mosey in the U.S.
If anyone has ANY information on this name, please contact me so that I can add it to the growing Mosey database I am creating to share.

Marilyn M. Pierce Thur Mar 19 1998
I am interested in tracing my ancestor, (Lester) Zebina EASTMAN.
He referred to himself as "Zebina Eastman" and was reportedly born in Connecticut in 1772 to Peter Eastman and Lois STRONG.
He married Nellie PERRY (perhaps the daughter of Peter Perry and Jane SURDAM) in Caroline (then Tioga Co.), NY about 1806.
He was a resident of Tioga Co., NY by 1810, according to the 1810 federal census. He died about 1845 in Danby, Tompkins Co., NY.
His children were:

I would greatly appreciate any information about Zebina Eastman, his origins in Connecticut, his wife Nellie Perry, and any of his children.
Thanks for your help.

Gary M. Green Sat Mar 21 1998
I'm researching Elijah WALTER, buried in the West Newark Cemetery.
He was a Revolutionary War Veteran.
I would like to know the location of his home and if it's still standing.
Also I have much genealogical info to share on this family and that of his wife, Mary Scranton FIELD.
Their children lived Glen Aubrey area.
Thanks in advance for any information.

Marlene F. Ricci Sun Mar 22 1998
Am looking for the siblings and parents of Jakob AKER who was born June 29, 1808 in Owego, Tioga Co.
He died July 22, 1852 in Michigan City, LaPorte, Indiana.
He married Catherine BARNEY on November 2, 1830 in Susquehanna Co., PA. Surname could have changed to AKERS.
Any information would be apprecieated.

Janet Johns Tue Mar 24 1998
I am looking for information on the ARNOLD family. James ARNOLD married Rachael COLLIER they had the following children:
Eliza Ann

Isaac ARNOLD married Phoebe Ellen BLAIR daughter of Alfred and Charlotte (ALLEN) BLAIR. The Arnold boys bought and sold many acres of land in the Grand Division of the Boston Purchase.
I am interested in any information on any of the children and on the Boston Purchase.

Claudia Bement Thur Apr 2 1998 Email address invalid - 1 Oct 2020
Morris B. CONGDON, born Feb. 1848, married Juliette/Julia WILSON. Their children were:

The 1990 census shows him living in Newark Valley with his aunt Lucy THORNTON/THURSTON.
Trying to find:
1. birthplace for Morris,
2. the date of death for Morris and Juliette,
3. their burial place
4. any info on their children.

Whitney L. McLaughlin Fri Apr 3 1998
Found following old photos in antique store. If anyone is interested in obtaining a photo, please contact me. The price is just the cost of the photo (most are $4-$5) plus postage. All are in good shape and from a photographer's studio in Owego.

Judy Stromsted Fri Apr 3 1998
I am trying to find ancestral information on my gr. grandfather, John H. SHAW.
One of my records for him shows his birthplace simply listed as Owego, so I am unsure if it is the town, township or the county.
He was born in 1849, and died (in Elmira, NY) in 1911. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira.
Can you help?

Ted Evans Sun Apr 5 1998
Researching Chauncey Acel EVANS, my GG Grandfather, b. 23 June 1835 in Richford, Tioga Co., NY, d. 5 Dec. 1915 in Collinsville, Rogers Co. (now Tulsa Co.), OK.
He served in the Civil War... enlisted as a Private in Company B, 109th Infantry Regiment, New York Volunteers in Tioga Co. on 9 August, 1862. He left Richford, New York to homestead in the west sometime after 1868-69.
He arrived with his large family in Jefferson Co., NE in September of 1873 to homestead a farm. Then late in 1881 (Nov or Dec) or early 1882 he moved the family to Swanton, Saline Co., NE where he held the position of Postmaster for several terms.
In December of 1903, following several of his older children, he moved the family to Collinsville, Rogers Co. (now Tulsa Co., OK), Oklahoma Indian Territory making it his home for twelve years until his death at age 80.
Married 24 Dec. 1857 in Caroline, Tompkins Co. (formerly Tioga Co.), NY to
Emily Lovina ROBINSON b. 2 Aug. 1838, Richford, Tioga Co., NY, d. 31 Jan. 1915 in Collinsville, Rogers Co., OK
Emily was the dau. of Royal K. ROBINSON (b. 29 Sep. 1805, Cortland Co., NY d. Mar. 1871, Caroline, NY) and Emily EARSLEY (b. 20 Aug. 1808, Caroline, NY, m. 30 Oct. 1831, in Caroline, NY, d. 20 Mar. 1895 in Caroline, NY).
Royal K. ROBINSON's father may be Asher ROBINSON b. circa 1777 in CT?
Emily Earsley dau of William EARSLEY (b. 16 Dec. 1782, Roxbury, Morris Co., NJ, d. 21 Jul. 1859, Caroline, NY) and Ruth E. BAILEY (b. 26 Jun. 1789, Tioga Co., NY, m. Dec. 1807, Caroline, NY, d. 11 Apr. 1841, Caroline, NY)

Known children of Chauncey Acel EVANS and Emily Lovina (ROBINSON) EVANS:
1. Cynthia Minerva b. 27 Jan. 1859, Richford, Tioga Co., NY
2. Frank Royal b. 11 Mar. 1861, Richford, Tioga Co., NY
3. Chauncey Duane b. 6 May 1864, Richford, Tioga Co., NY
4. Cory A. b. BET 1866-68; Richford, Tioga Co., NY
5. Emma Jerusha b. 4 Dec. 1868, Richford, Tioga Co., NY
6. William H. b. BET 1869-73, UNK...Tioga Co., NY or Jefferson Co., NE or somewhere along the way??
7. Annie L. b. BET 1869-73, UNK... Tioga Co., NY or Jefferson Co. NE or somewhere along the way??
8. Amy A. b. ABT 1873, Jefferson Co., NE
9. Earnest E. b. BET 1873--78, Jefferson Co., NE
10. Carrie Josephine b. 18 JUL 1878, Jefferson Co., NE
11. Florence Myrtle b. 7 OCT 1881, Jefferson Co., NE

Known children of Royal K. ROBINSON and Emily (EARSLEY) ROBINSON:
1. Richard K. b. circa 1832, Caroline, NY
2. William R. b. circa 1835, Caroline, NY
3. Emily Lovina (see above)
4. Cynthia b. circa 1839, Richford, Tioga Co., NY
5. Ruth E. b. 9 Dec. 1841, Tompkins Co., NY
6. Betsey b. circa 1845, Richford, Tioga Co., NY
7. Emma b. circa 1848, d. circa 1849, Caroline, NY

Known children of William EARSLEY and Ruth E. (BAILEY) EARSLEY:
1. Emily (see above)
2. Anna b. 13 Aug. 1810, Caroline, Tioga Co., NY
3. Jerusha M. b. 10 Jul. 1812, Caroline, Tioga Co., NY
4. William Rueben b. 23 May 1814, Caroline, Tioga Co., NY
5. Richard E. b. 16 Mar. 1816, Caroline, Tioga Co., NY
6. Elizabeth b. 22 Mar. 1818, Caroline, Tioga Co., NY
7. Susanna b. 17 Jun. 1820, Caroline, Tioga Co., NY
8. Ruth Maria b. 18 Apr. 1822, Caroline, Tioga Co., NY
9. Sarah b. 4 Jun. 1824, Caroline, Tioga Co., NY
10. Nathan Bailey b. 30 Sep. 1826, Caroline, Tioga Co., NY
11. Francis (male) b. 18 Feb. 1829, Caroline, Tioga Co., NY

Looking for any help on this large extended family and particularly the following:
1. confirm Chauncey Acel EVANS' father as Franklin EVANS b. circa 1811, Mass, mother "unknown".
2. Siblings of this union all thought to be born in Richford, Tioga Co., NY:
Adaline b. circa 1831,
Mary b. 1837,
Arthur and Irving (twins) b. circa 1838
John b. circa 1845.
3. Second wife, Mary Denny (parents unk) b. about 1828 in Owego, Tioga Co., NY, m. 24 Jun. 1849 in Richford, Tioga Co., NY.
Children by this marriage all thought to be born in Richford:
Phila b. circa 1850,
Ester b. circa 1851,
George b. circa 1853,
Frances (female) b. circa 1854
4. the descendants and ancestors of the ROBINSON, EARSLEY and BAILEY families;
5. history of the 109th Infantry Regiment, New York Volunteers.
Thanks a million for your help. Ted Evans, 770-482-2865; Fax 770-482-1452

Barbara Nelson Tue Apr 7 1998
Searching for the parents of Henry BUTTLES born 1824 in Candor.
He may be related to Hiram BUTTLES and Olive DICKINSON. Olive remarried Phineas CASE and both are buried in Franklinville, NY.
Thanks for any information.

Mary Ann Ward Sat Apr 11 1998
I am researching Benjamin GRINNELL (b. 1811) whom I was told was born in Grinnells Corner, Tioga County along with siblings John, Ruth, Samantha, Jacob, Nathaniel, Alvin, Gideon, and another sister. Have not located their parents yet. Would appreciate any help. Thanks.

Mark Farnsworth Fri Apr 17 1998
Looking for information on Joseph Shaughnessy VAN MARTER or any VAN MARTER.
A family member has informed me that there were VAN MARTERS that lived in Barton.
My G Grandfather is Myron Van Marter and he eventually ended up in Florence, Wi.
According to my aunt some of the VAN MARTERS were involved in the Civil War.
Any help would be appreciated.

Liz DuBois Fri Apr 17 1998
Looking for information on the DuBOIS and GANOE/GANO/GANNOW families.
John DuBois (1777-1861) moved from Staten Island to Broome County, to Tioga County, settling in Owego.
His son, Orrin (1820-1882), married Francis (?) about 1836, had four children, left his wife and children, married Mary GANOE (daughter of Russell Ganoe) and went to California (nice guy!?!).
Any information or guidance would be appreciated!

Jim Graves Sat Apr 18 1998
I'm trying to locate members of the GRAVES and CODNER families.
My mother (Mildred M. GRAVES and grandfather William Chester GRAVES) are buried in Evergreen Cemetary in Owego.
I know that my father, Gorman W. GRAVES, (lives in Endicott) was born in South Owego.
I know at one time there were some CODNERS that lived on the street that runs along the river (north side).
Do you know of a census for the Evergreen Cemetary? Is there a cemetary in the area known as South Owego? Is there a census for this cemetary? If you could give me any information, I'd be grateful, or perhaps you could direct me to a location.

Patty Molyneux Mon Apr 20 1998
I trying to find the death date and burial place of Perry G. and Mary FOSTER.
They were living with Cyrus and Elizabeth Foster in Candor, Tioga, NY in the 1860 census. Perry was 74 and Mary was 69.
Any help would be appreciated.

John Eiklor Wed Apr 29 1998
Looking for any information on the John K. PERRINE family of Germany Hill area and possibly Straights Corners.
John K. is buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery on Straights Corners Rd, Town of Candor. He died from wounds received at Gettysburg.
Particularly interested in Joesph Perrine, husband of Elizabeth FREAR, father of Martha Clark EIKLOR.
Any info on any of these lines would be helpful.

John Eiklor Wed Apr 29 1998
Looking for information on Peter PASS husband of Prissilla,
and Thomas EASTHAM who lived in the Cass Hill area of Tioga Co. in 1865 according to Tioga Co. census.
Any info on any of these lines would be helpful.

Ed Milligan Tue May 12 1998
Researching James LEACH and wife Elinore immegrated from Ireland cir 1820.
The Leach's died in the county.  She amassed a lot of property after his death.
Where in Ireland did they start?
Thanks for any info.

Ed Milligan Tue May 12 1998
Need information on Rev War Vet Timothy ROBINSON who died 1864
Gibsons Corners, south of the river below Owego.
Ole Tim donated the land for the church and graveyard where he is planted.
Supposedly from CT thru Courtland and Tompkins counties.
Any info on him or his family is greatly appreciated.

Shirley Kay Brownell REED Wed May 13 1998
Researching Eli GIBSON, b. Jun 15 1795 Stow, MA, d Mar 7 1864 Owego (Tioga) NY.
He married Betsey WALKER Oct 9 1835.
Their children were:
1. Eli b Stow Oct 11 1816, d Dec 3 1816
2. Rev. Arrington of River Falls, Wisconsin, b Stow, MA, Apr 21 1818.
3. John Walker of Owego (Tioga) NY b Stow, MA Mar 3 1820
4. Eli b Stow Apr 3 1822 d Aug 25 1824
5. Timothy b Stow, MA, Aug 24 1824, d Sep 6 1824
6. Sarah b Greene (Chenango) NY

I would appreiate any information on the descendants of the above Gibsons.
Thank you very much.

Marie Bouic Mon Jun 2 1998
Looking for Francis and Lydia Convers or Converse.
Listed in Tioga Co., City of Danby Census for 1820 and 1840.
Looking for children born in Washington Co., VT before 1820:
Cloe, Daniel, Eber, Harry, and Nabby.
Last four were born in New York:
William, Mary, John and George.
Last four and parents came to Ohio in the 1850's.
Would appreciate any help or trade any information.

Frank Ilett Mon Jun 8 1998
I have considerable info on the ILETT family.
They lived in Tioga County from 1805 until 1890.
John and Betsy ILET are buried at West Candor.
Still looking for more info on Ilett and the affiliated lines of:
1. Justice Corey LYONS family of Barton area
2. SOUTHWICKS, descended from Gen. Fleming who settled in Flemingville.
I have a lots of info to share on the ILETT and MEAD families who settled in Tioga Co. in the early 1800s.

Jayne E Thompson Thur Jun 25 1998
Looking for information on Dr. Parmenus A JOHNSON, born 1 Apr 1809,
died 19 Sep 1902.
He first married Marilla BURDICK, and his 2nd wife was Laura BALL.

He and Marilla had the following children:
1. Wallace
2. Emma Dell
3. Weltha Cynthia
4. Marion
5. Dempster
6. Frank
7. Lillis
8. Elizabeth

His father was Eliphalet JOHNSON and his mother Lillis(?).
I would like info on any of this family.

Loraine K. Prutzman Mon July 6 1998
Researching the NY State branches of Capt. Samuel RANSOM,
a Connecticut Yankee, who served in Rev. War and died during the Wyoming Massacre, July 3, 1778 in what is now Luzerne Co.,PA.
He had several sons and daughters who traveled north into the area of Tioga Center, NY.
The following is information from the Ransom Genealogy by C.B.Sears, pub. 1873 in regard to those children:
Samuel b.28 Sept. 1759 CT, married Mary NESBITT.
He died 1807/08 by drowning in the Susquehanna River near Tioga Center,NY and had the following children who stayed in the area:

1. Elizabeth md Luke GOODSPEED. They apparently removed to Olean, NY.

2. Sybil b. CT md Ira STEPHANS who was killed accidentally 20 Sept. 1803 at Angelica,NY.
Their children seem to have all been born at Athens (Tioga Point)PA.

3. William b. CT, md Rachel BROOKS at Tioga Center,NY (1792).
He had these children:
1. Ira md Sarah FORMAN
2. Sybil md Henry LIGHT
3. David remained single
4. Benjamin md Lucy FROST
5. William md Angeline MARTIN
6. Rachel md David WALLIS
7. Charles md Hope Maria TALCOTT
8. Printice md Fanny THURSTON
9. Harriet md Asa Guildersleeve JACKSON
10. Mary Johnson md Gilbert STRANG

William at the time of his marriage to Angeline MARTIN Sept. 1831, was Col. of the 53rd Reg., 41st Brig. 19thDiv. NG,SNY).

4. Lois, born in PA md Stephen BIDLACK at Chemung NY 28 Mar 1793.
Both died at Spencer NY.
They had children:
1. Abigal md Simon L. McQUIGG
2. Sarah md Samuel OVENSHIRE
3. Celestia md Samuel McKINNEY
4. Marinda md John T. MORSE
5. Harriet md Peter M. NORTH
7. Emily md Moses BARTRON
8. Ransom md Adelia VanVORHIS

We are trying to locate ALL branches of the RANSOM Family descended from Capt. Samuel RANSOM, picking up where the RANSOM Genealogy ended in 1873.
We ask that any one having material on or connections to this family, please contact me.
Many thanks in advance for help or advise you can send my way.

Patti Kruger Mon July 6 1998 Email address invalid - 1 Oct 2020
Searching for descendants of Andrew MYER/MEYER/MEIER
b. 1829 Heimbach, Baden. He emigrated to New York in 1851.
About 1860, he married Emeline _________. In 1880, they were living in Owego and had the following children:
1. Jesse b. ca. 1862
2. William b. ca. 1866
3. Freddie b. ca. 1868
4. Philip b. ca. 1870
5. Bernard b. ca. 1872
6. Sonny (female) b. ca. 1875
7. Georgie Ann b. ca. 1878
In 1910, Andrew was still living in Owego, with Emeline and two children:
Louis P. age 38 and Harry age 28.
Have lots of information to share on the family in Heimbach.

Kenneth Townsend Tue July 14 1998
Researching the family of Stephen TOWNSEND listed in the 1830 through the 1860 Census in Owego, NY.
His wife's name is Abagail ??? I would love to know her maiden name.
I have no info on the Cemetery where they are buried. He was born abt 1788 and died Sept 3 1866. Any info on the family would be greatly appreciated.
Their children:

Ambrose, Harvey, Philemon, Hannah, Sally

I know he was in Owego most of his life. Any info would be appreciated.

Wayne Shepard Wed July 15 1998 Email address invalid - 1 Oct 2020
I am researching Frederick E. NORTHRUP, born May 25, 1855, at Richford, NY.
His father was George Washington NORTHRUP b: April 30, 1810 in South Kingston, RI, d:June 17, 1895. George lived in Richford and was possibly a doctor. His mother's name was Lydia BRONSON.
Frederick married Lucy T. SANDERS in 1888, and they had four children, one was my maternal grandfather, Glen W. NORTHRUP.

I copied the descendant tree from my software program. There would probably be more information on George Washington NORTHRUP; he is reported to have been a doctor. I show the children of Frederick E. NORTHRUP to have been born in Syracuse so he must have moved as a young adult.

Descendants of George Washington NORTHRUP:

First wife was Sally SIMPSON b: in Tolland, CT.

2nd Wife of George Washington NORTHRUP was Lydia BRONSON b:1822
1. Eliza b: 1843
2. George L. b: 1845
3. Mary D. b: 1848
4. Arthur I. b: 1852
5. Frederick E. b: May 25, 1855 in Richford, NY d: 1945

Frederick E. md Lucy T. SANDERS b: September 04, 1865 in South Cortland, NY,
d: 1930 in Cortland, NY
Their children are:
1. Charles Ridgeway b: February 29, 1892 in Syracuse, NY
2. Glen Wilbur b: November 08, 1893 in Syracuse,NY d: March 12, 1988 in Syracuse, NY md Marjorie DEPUY b: November 06, 1893 d: January 9, 1976 in Elmira, NY
3. Arthur R. b: December 21, 1895 in Syracuse,NY
d: February 9, 1965
4. Carrie Amanda b: July 14, 1897 in Syracuse, NY

I do not have any records indicating that George resided in Richford, but I assume that to be the case.
I would appreciate any genealogical or historical information on these Northrups of Tioga County.

Dick Root Sat July 18 1998
Researching Hugh McGILLIVRAY, born 1800, Washington County.
He married Elizabeth CHAMBERS, dau. of Abraham and Elizabeth CHAMBERS.
Hugh d. Mar. 21, 1872 at Candor, Tioga Co. NY.
Lived most of his life at Caroline, Tompkins Co. NY, one mile south of Slaterville Springs.
Their known children:
1. Abraham, m. Susan Ann EARSLEY,
2. Isaac, m. Rachel ?,
3. Josiah, m. Christina LYNCH,
4. Archibald, died Civil War.
Hugh had a brother George. Believe his Father to be Archibald McGillivray.

Anne Marshall Thur July 23 1998
Looking for information about Joseph WINTERS b. 1820 Minisink, Orange Co.
d. 1887 Smithboro Tioga Co.
He married Sarah Elizabeth CARPENTER b. 1827 Walkill, Orange Co.
d. 1903 Smithboro, NY.
They had a daughter, Carrie WINTERS, who married Hiram HORTON. Any help would be appreciated.

K. Whelpley Mon July 24 1998 Email address invalid - 1 Oct 2020
I am researching the WHELPLEY family of Tioga Co., circa 1800-1810.
Henry WHELPLEY (father) and Elam WHELPLEY (son) traveled with Benjamin HORTON and wife, Mary, (daughter of Henry) to the Tioga area.
I would like to know the parents of Stillman WHELPLEY, b. 1804 Tioga Co.
Both the WHELPLEY and HORTON families came originally from Berkshire Co., MA.
Any help would be appreciated.

Sina Morgan Sun July 26 1998
Researching Benjamin Franklin HORTON, b. 1821/22 NY.
d. Wilkes-Barre Twp., Luzerne County, Penna. 1919.
His father was Benjamin HORTON and his mother is unknown.
Benjamin F. md. Mary Ann YALE about 1840, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
There children were:
1. Mary Caroline (my GGGrandmother)
2. Ann M.
3. Frances I.
4. Martha E.
5. Benjamin F.
6. A 2nd, Benjamin F.
7. Emily F.
Think Benjamin F. may have been born in Cayuta Twp., Tioga Co. (I noted other HORTON's in this twp.)
Unable to find Benjamin F. anywhere. Any information greatly appreciated.
Thanking all in advance.

Nell Claudette (Ennis) Caisse Wed July 29 1998
I am researching Alexander Taylor, born Glastonbury, CT and buried in Tioga Co.
He md Rhoda Lunt True, daughter of Abner True and Dorothy Lunt True, Dec. 18, 1826.
I now have all his childrens names. Maybe there is someone out there that will connect with one of them and have information to share.
Their children were:
1. Norman Goodrich TAYLOR b. 1836 d. 1914 whoe md Climena A. BROWN b. 1843 d. 1929.
Their children were:
A. Rhoda 1862;
B. Ellen 1864.
C. Dora who died at age 2 mos. in 1869;
D. Frank E. 1870-1964;
E. Sarah C. 1872-1935;
F. Thelma 1902-1964;

2. Charles Taylor who died Aug 14, 1864 at age 22 from injuries in the Civil War. Co C 109 Regt N.Y. Vol.
3. Jairus Addison Taylor b. 1834
4. James Herman Taylor b. 1838
5. John Tyler Taylor b. 1841
6. Frances E. Taylor
7. Abner Adelbert Taylor b. 3-19-1854 d. 1912
8. Theodore Alexander Taylor (my gggrandfather) b. 1832 d. 1892
9. Mary Eliza Taylor
10. Sarah Taylor

If there are any researchers out there who are related to this family, I would love to share information with you.

Ed Milligan Sun Aug 2 1998
Need info on birth place and parents of James LEACH , his wife Ellen and son Benjamin who arrived from Ireland 30 June 1820 in NY.
I have read Ellen's will, seen land records all in Tioga for this lot.
Sadly there is another batch of LEACH's in Tioga who seem to have come from CT and have no tie with this batch of Irish.
Thanks Ed Milligan, Box 30006, Alexandria, VA 22310.

Martha Potteiger Tue Aug 4 1998
Researching Warren RANSOM (1830-1915) the son of Col. William RANSOM
and Rhoda PARIS both from Tioga Co.
Also looking for further information on Rhoda PARIS.
According to William's will, he mentions Warren as an illegitimate son. Both Rhoda and William are listed on Warren's death certificate as being his parents.
Any information on Rhoda, her parents, etc. would be appreciated

Debbie Wilck Mon Aug 17 1998
Looking for ancestors or decendants of the BURLEIGH family.
Hezekiah BURLEIGH may have died in Candor between 1888-1900.
His son Andrew BURLEIGH had:
1. A daughter, Addie BURLEIGH WAFFER, born 7 dec 1866 in Candor;
2. A son, George W. BURLEIGH, born 16 March 1868.
There were many Civil War soldiers named BURLEIGH. There may be connections with Connecticut.
I am descended from Charles BURLEIGH Sr. of Olean, NY.
Any help would be appreciated.

Fred Parker Wed Aug 19 1998
I am searching for the antecedents of Charles N. FLOYD.
His last known address was Chemung, NY which I believe is or was in Tioga County.
He was born in 1826 and died in 1878. His wife's name was Isabella CRAIG McGUFFIE. She outlived him by 20 years, dying in Waverly NY in 1898.
Not sure what Charles middle initial 'N' stands for but, for a son with the same name , it may have stood for Nelson.
During the 19th century there were many FLOYD's listed in the census in the town of Chemung, one of whom was Harrry Nicole and another was Heathcote, honestly.
Harry may have been married several times because the census indicated wives of different ages and males who disappeared each decade.
Any help direct or indirect would be appreciated.

Sherlene Belden Fri Aug 21 1998
I am looking for anyone with information on cemeteries in Spencer and Spencer Twp.
My MUSSELMAN family lived there from 1828 through 1842 and Mrs. MUSSELMAN died there between that time.

Charles Everett Bunnell Fri Aug 21 1998
Abram and Deborah EVERETT were charter members of the Baptist Church of West Owego Creek (Candor, Tioga Co., NY) in May 1802.
Source: Gay's Historical Gazetteer of Tioga County, NY; 1888
Their son was:
Henry C. EVERETT born in Candor, NY Feb 20, 1802 and md.
Helen M. ________ (1809-1884)
Source: Tombstone (Evergreen Cemetery, Berkshire, Tioga Co., NY) of Henry C. and Helen M. EVERETT and Death Certificate of Henry EVERETT.
He owned land from about 1830 until his death in 1890 in E. Berkshire, Tioga Co., NY.
Source: Deeds, Tioga Co., NY.
Their children were:
1. John J., Mar 9, 1830-Apr 8, 1857;
2. Francis Leroy, Sept 5, 1832-Sept 7, 1857;
3. Hannah D., Feb 9, 1835-July 28, 1870 who md. Spencer WATKINS;
4. Norman H. Sept 13, 1843-Oct 1, 1843;
5. Marietta D. July 28, 1852-Nov 14, 1853;
Source for above: Tombstones, Evergreen Cemetery, Berkshire, Tioga Co., NY.
6. Nancy A., ?-5 Sep 1905; md. Oct 25, 1855, Charles Arnold BUNNELL.
Source: Application for Widow's Pension.
I am searching for info on Abram and Deborah and the birth name of Helen M. EVERETT.
Any help would be appreciated.

Beatrice Daggett Sun Aug 23 1998
Looking for infomation on John Calvin CHAFFEE b 12/14/1843,
and his wife Sally Mariah AYERS b 8/2/1844.
Their childen were:
Elsie Jane b 7/1/1860,
George M. b 3/8/1862,
James b 1/2/1864,
Charlie b 4/24/1866,
Alice b 5/25/1868,
Anna Belle b 12/12/1869,
Dottie? b 3/19/1871,
William b 8/19/1872,
Lucy b 12/9/1873,
Ella Jane b 5/9/1875,
Maryette b 10/5/1876,
Edith M. b 12/26/1880,
Erma Lydia b 8/13/1881,
Clarence b 8/20/1883,
Claude b 8/20/1883.

The last 12 of were born in Richford, NY.
Any infomation is appreciated. Thanks

Phil Colson Sun Aug 23 1998
I am looking for any information on Lyman R. ALLEN.
I believe Lyman’s middle name was Rawley.
He was born in New York, Dec. 24, 1814 or Dec. 19, 1815, and was living in Barton, Tioga Co., NY in 1840.
He married Caroline COREY, Nov. 6, 1838, a daughter of William Harris and Katherine (BURHYTE) COREY.
I have no information on Lyman’s parents except, according to the 1880 census,
they were from Connecticut.
Lyman and his family left Tioga Co., in the 1840’s and settled in Fond Du Lac Co., WI about 1851.

Gayalyn A. Wojtowicz Wed Aug 26 1998
Looking for ancestry of Phillip I. (1825-1895) BAKEMAN buried in Newark Valley Cemetery, Tioga County, NY.
Also looking for ancestry of Philip BAKEMAN b. ca 1797 also of Newark Valley.
Any information would be appreciated.

Lynda Ozinga Sun Aug 30 1998
Looking for information on family of Frances Elizabeth BEMENT born 1845.
Frances is my gr. gr. grandmother.
Had sister Sarah E. BEMENT born 9/8/1850, obit says in Skaneateles, but nothing can be found of these BEMENT's there.
A brother, Edward Payson, born 1/18/1848, and William born 1857/58.
Ed BEMENT, Civil War soldier, was in Owego Co. F/R 120th Infantry, resided in NY until 1875, then moved to Clarksville Iowa, then on to Minnesota.
His sister, Frances E. BEMENT had married Thomas D. DARBY from Dryden, Cortland Co in 1864, and moved to Clarksville, Iowa with husband and sister Sarah in 1868.
Their mother survived Sarah's death, but no name was given on obit. No mention of father.

We can not find these BEMENT's on any census in Skaneateles or surrounding counties. Frances is shown on the Tompkins Co census for 1860, at age 15, living with her future husbands family the DARBY's "for school".
No mention of Sarah, Ed, or Will in Tompkins Co census.
Any information on these BEMENT's who were obviously in TIOGA Co
when Ed joined Civil War will be appreciated!!!

Joan Hatton-Cole-Demperio Tue Sep 15 1998
I am looking for further information on the following which I got from our family Bible.

Calvin COLE, born Nichols, New York 2/16/1852.
He married Elizabeth HARTLEY in Waverly, NY on 2/16/1875.

I am also searching for William Allen COLE, born in Elmira 1865, and another William A. COLE, born in Binghamton 9/17/1887 who was the son of Calvin.
Thank you for your help.

Anthony A. Tallarida Tue Sep 15 1998
I am looking for the parents of my GGG Grandfather, Charles SCHUTT, born 1819 in Caroline, NY, and died 1888 in Tioga County.
Charles wife was Charlotte HOLLISTER also born in Caroline, NY 1816.
Is it possible a marriage license still exists somewhere?
I believe his father's name was James SCHUTT and his mother was Betsy MULKS.
In 1820, James is listed in the census with one child and wife.
This is the only link I have between Charles SCHUTT and James SCHUTT and I was looking for a little more.
How would I find out if Charles was in the military?
Thanks for any information.

Dianne DeShong Fri Sep 18 1998
I am looking for information on George HOWLETT or his parents.
He married Laura FERRIS on 21 March 1847 whose parents are Daniel FERRIS and Roxy THOMPSON of Spencer, Tioga Co. NY.
Any information would be appreciated.

Deborah Chauncey Barnes Fri Sep 18 1998
I am looking for information on the Parents of Charles Wesley JOHNSON
who was born 14 Sep 1839 in Waverly, Tioga, NY.
In 1850 he was living with his maternal grandparents in Maine, Broome, NY.
Cannot find out what happened to his parents, Dr. William and Pamelia COOPER JOHNSON. I only have their names, no birth, death or marriage info.
He also had a brother, Richard M. JOHNSON, b. 31 Aug 1843 in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY.
An uncle Col. Richard M. JOHNSON was mentioned in his marriage announcement.

Alice Carwile Wed Sep 23 1998
Researching the family of Gracie Victoria CARWILE, b. 11 Dec 1891,
Charlotte Co., VA, died 16 Jan 1972, Waverly, Tioga Co., NY,
buried 19 Jan 1972, Owego, Tioga Co., NY.
Gracie married 3 Dec 1911, in Campbell Co., VA, and later divorced,
Matthew Henry STABLES, b. 1871, Wisincle, England, (son of Aidio STABLES and Mary Rebecca).
1. Janie STABLES.
2. Thomas STABLES.
3. Watkins STABLES.
4. Mary Essie STABLES m. Ray SAUNDERS.
5. Paul STABLES m. Beverly.
6. Nellie Louise STABLES.
7. Leroy Carwile STABLES. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1943 and was a B-29 Copilot.

Two of the above children had families as follows:

Watkins STABLES m. Dorothy HOWE. Watkins died Nov 1991.
Their children were:
1. Jerry STABLES.
2. Betty STABLES.
3. Mathew STABLES.
4. John STABLES.
5. Bonnie STABLES.

Nellie Louise STABLES m. James TAIT.
Nellie died 26 Feb 1995, Endicott, Broome Co., NY.
Their children were:
1. Jeffery TAIT.
2. James TAIT, Jr.
3. Julie TAIT.

Any information on this family would be appreciated. Thanks.

Jean Owen Thur Sep 24 1998
Looking for information/descendants of George SNAPP who died 1882 in Newark Valley, Tioga Co., NY.
George married Emaline SHOULTES, daughter of Ira SHOULTES and Elizabeth LIPPE.

Their children were:

1. Sophia SNAPP, married Benjamin KENYON and may have moved to Virginia.
2. Myra SNAPP had a daughter, Florence LIVERMORE.
3. Mary A. SNAPP married Oscar CHRYSLER. Both are buried in East Newark cemetery.
4. George Jacob SNAPP born in Newark Valley in 1852, married Martha E. BROUGHMAN.
5. Frank S. SNAPP married Cora SADDLEMIRE. A daughter, Nettie SNAPP married James WILDMAN and lived on a farm in East Newark.
6. Edward W. SNAPP, born Newark Valley 1859 married Etta ZIMMER.
7. Henry Oscar SNAPP married Estella PIERCE. 8. Mary SNAPP and Oscar CHRYSLER had a daughter, Velma, who married Albert CLEVELAND.

Would enjoy hearing from anyone with information about any of these families.

Duane Covington Sat Oct 3 1998
I am trying to locate the parents of Isaac GRIFFIN, born 7/20/1815 in Tioga Co., N.Y.
In Ottawa, IL, on 4/4/1839, he married JoAnna C. CLARK, born 9/7/1824.
They both died in Benton Co., IA.
If you have any info on this line any help would be appreciated.

John Blair Mon Oct 5 1998
Am looking for Hiram BENNETT who was born abt 1820 in Fairfield.
Hiram was married to Christine HULL of NY and some of their children's names were:
1. John Wesley,
2. Isaac,
3. James Nelson,
4. Marcus,
5. Mamie,
6. Lucretia,
7. Mary Matilta.
Any information I can find would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

Cathy Hatton Wed Oct 7 1998
I'm looking for information on John R. RICE.
He lived in Newark Valley from about 1870 to 1889.
He worked for the railroad according to the 1880 census.
He was married to Ellen L. DELANEY of Newark Valley.

Their eight children were:
Daniel M.
James F.

All stayed in the Broome Co. area after leaving Tioga Co.
Any information will be helpful.

Sally Haverly Mon Oct 12 1998
I am looking for Ursula (BASSLER) SADDLEMIRE who died at her son Jacob SADDLEMIRE's home in Newark, Tioga Co. at the age of 98 (circa 1840).
Her husband's name was John SADDLEMIRE.
Any information will be helpful.

Susan Lenz Mon Oct 12 1998
The Henry S. SCHUYLER I am looking for would be a gr-gr-gr uncle.
The 1860 census index lists him in Tioga Co.
He most likely moved to Door County, Wisconsin with the rest of the family.
He died in Jan of 1865 from an illness contracted during the Civil War.
He was the first name on the roster of Door County men who fought in the Civil War.
I am trying to find the link between him and General Philip SCHUYLER of the Rev. War.
Any information will be helpful.

Pat Harter Thur Oct 15 1998
Researching Henry BILL, d. Apil 1928 in the Owego area, and wife Harriet HARTER BILL, b. 9 May 1886 in Cohocton area of Steuben Co., NY and d. 10 Nov 1927 also in the Owego area.
They had 5 children, one son being named Leonard BILL.
If anyone has an information on this family please contact me.

Matt Baker Mon Oct 19 1998
I am looking for information on Hiram CORYELL/ CORIELL born April 1807
whose parents were Daniel CORYELL 1772 - Dec 23,1811 (son of Michael) and Sarah BENTLEY 1770-1818 (dau of Green Bentley, Rev War).
I believe the family moved to Scioto Co, OH after their father Daniel died near Montour Falls, NY.
Daniel and Sarah had other children born in Tioga Co,
1. Michael b 1790,
2. Clarissa b 1792,
3. James b 1806,
4. Daniel Jr b Feb 1811 and killed in the Civil War,
5.Greene b abt 1812.
I have traced my ancestors to Hiram CORYELL born abt 1809 in New York, died Jan or Feb 1867 in Clark Co, IL who married Amanda (COLGROVE?), born abt 1811 in (Scioto Co?) Ohio and died Dec 1866 in Clark Co, IL. I think the 2 Hirams are the same but I am looking for solid proof. Thanks for any information.

John Blair Sun Oct 25 1998
Looking for information on Hiram BENNETT and Christine HULL, living about the 1820's in a small place called Fairfield.
Children included:
1. Isaac,
2. James Nelson,
3. J. Wesley,
4. Marcus,
5. Myra Page,
6. Hiram,
7. Mamie,
8. Lucretia.
Also I am researching a different Bennett family that lived in Bradford Co.
Any informantion would be appreciated, thanks.

Nancy Pascal Sun Oct 25 1998
Has anyone done any research on Silas, Lewis and Caleb VALENTINE, all living in Tioga Co., NY in 1820.
Are the above 3, the sons of Gabriel VALENTINE of Brooklyn, NY?
My 3rd great grandfather was Silas VALENTINE who married Rebecca ______ and they lived in Sussex Co., NJ.
I know that Gabriel VALENTINE, b ca 1803, my Silas VALENTINE, b ca 1812 and an Elizabeth VALENTINE, b ca 1818, were all brother's and sister.
Don't know where they came from prior to 1830 as there is no census in NJ prior to that. My Silas named his first son Lewis. Trying to find out who the father of these three are.
Any info would be appreciated.

Ronald J. Bloch Wed Nov 4, 1998
Researching Isaac MILLER (1792-1864) and his wife, Sophia RADEKER (1797-1866) and their families who settled in Lawrenceville, Tioga Co. NY in 1844(?) from Tompkins Co.

Children were:
Maria (Roff),
Abigail Jane (Miller),
Sarah Elizabeth (Brooks),
Phebe (Benson),
Anne (Radeker),
Lucy (Nartz),
Julia (Honston),

This info from family bible. Any help would be appreciated.

Mary Teeter Wed Nov 11, 1998
Looking for information about Newbury CLOOS/CLOSE Sr., 1772-1853, and his descendants.
Newbury's wife was Esther SHORT.
I have info to share about his daughter, Polly CLOSE, who married Silas MAY.
Any information would be appreciated.

Loraine K. Prutzman Wed Nov 11, 1998
Need to locate descendants, perhaps some still living in the Tioga Center area,
of J. LATTIMER LEE b1898 and living 1960 at "the Bluffs", along Pipe Creek.
"The Bluffs" had been built in 1848 by Col. William RANSOM b. 1801.

Angeline RANSOM, niece and adopted daughter of Col. and Mrs. William RANSOM, married Jonathan C. LATTIMER of Chicago in 1870. Later, after 1876, J.C. LATTIMER, his wife and two daughters, returned to Tioga Center.

Daughter- Clara, b 20 May 1876, Chicago, married Clarence COLLINS and resided in Ohio.
Daughter - Angeline born 3 May 1872 in Chicago, married 1896, Elisha LEE and went to live in Pennsylvania. They vacationed often, at the "Bluffs" homestead. Mrs. LEE was taken ill while traveling to Europe by boat and died July 1933 in Paris, France. Mr. LEE lived just one month more, dying in New York City in Aug. 1933.

Their son, J. LATTIMER LEE, was born 1898 at Tioga Center . He married Elizabeth INGWERSEN and was living at the "Bluffs" (in the converted carriage house as the main house was dismantled in 1946) in 1960 when a Grange exhibit was developed for some local event. The script for the exhibit was titled "From Log Cabin to 1960- The first settler on Pipe Creek".

J. LATTIMER LEE had a brother Elisha LEE, Jr. and a sister, Dorothy LEE.

I am very hopeful some one from that area can tell me more about this family, their 5 generation homestead "the Bluffs"; and tell me more about this Grange exhibit. Picture of the homestead was on the walls of the booth.

Also are there obituaries for J. LATTIMER LEE, died after 1960 or his parents, d. Aug. 1933 and Angeline Ransom LATTIMER died Aug. 1933. Are they perhaps buried in Tioga Center? Can you tell about Elisha LEE Jr. and Dorothy LEE and their familiies?

Find this intriguing - Copy of the script for the exhibit came from Michigan.

Also, does anyone know anything about a "BROOKS FAMILY REUNION" book?? Major William RANSOM, the pioneer, married Rachael BROOKS in 1792.

Any information you may have would be appreciated.

Ellen Myers Fri Nov 13, 1998
James BARTRON, born 30 Sept 1833, Barton, Tioga Co.,NY, married Rosanna GLASFREY, 5 June 1854.
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 GLASFREY side.
Can anyone help?

Richard O. Piatt Tue Nov 17, 1998
Researching Christopher PIATT/ PYATT who had a son James (1845-1898) that married Julia PERSONIUS.
They moved around into the Tioga Co. area probably also getting into other neighboring Chemung and Tompkins counties.
I need to know who were the parents of Christopher PIATT and where did he come from in New Jersey, as I suspect.
There was also an Asa PIATT, in Tioga by 1802, but evidently died soon after his marriage and had a son Christopher.
Both these families moved around in those counties.
Any information would be appreciated.

Teddie Brogan Tue Nov 17, 1998
I am interested in the name MERCEREAU, also spelled MERSEREAU.
My great grfather Henry MERSEREAU was b. in Tioga Co. in 1800 to Daniel and Susannah MERCEREAU.
I think the family was in the Owego area into the 1900's, long after Henry left for Ohio in the 1830's.
Any information would be appreciated.

Margie Murray Mon Dec 7, 1998
I am seeking the parents of my grandmother Alice Anne PIERCE.
She married my grandfather Emery George NIXON who was born in Tioga County 1851 - 1853.
I have no birth date or marriage date. Her death certificate lists her as being from New York.
Any information you can give me on her would be greatly appreciated.

Roger Tatum Mon Dec 7, 1998 Email address invalid - 1 Oct 2020
Searching for information on Philip DEYO from Tioga Co. in the late 1700's early 1800's. Philip married Bethiah DIKEMAN of Cayuiga Co.
Children born in Tioga Co were Levi C., and Louisa.
Family moved to Wisconsin and other children were apparently born there.

Dennis K Spitzer Mon Dec 7, 1998
We are looking for information about Richard Brummaghim SPITZER.
Richard is my Great Grandfather.
We found him in the 1860 Owego census. He married a Corneilia PRENTICE of Newark valley (or Berkshire).
His mother was Eleanor Brummaghim BAKEMAN although we have not been able to establish a marriage of his mother to a SPITZER but the census lists her as his mother and living with him.
An earlier census shows Richard living with Issac and Eleanor BAKEMAN.
We would appreciate anything you might have.

Sue Eddy Mon Dec 7, 1998
Researching David BARNEY who came with his family in 1785 to Tioga Co., which was then a part of Montgomery County.
He would have been possibly the 1st white settler to Owego.
He was born 1740 and served in the Revolution.
Elizabeth GARNSEY, daughter of William, was David BARNEY's wife and died before 1826. They had 10 children.
As the counties were formed, I believe some of the family lived in the Apalachin area. By the time David died in 1826, he was buried at Little Meadows, Susquehanna Co., PA.
Eleanor EARLSEY married Benaiah BARNEY in 1795 at Apalachin. They moved to Little Meadows, PA as early as 1809.
I believe Broome County, NY history also claims David BARNEY as their 1st settler.
David CURRIER was in this area by 1816. His daughter, Betsey, married Francis BARNEY, son of Benaiah Barney, in 1830 and by 1836 they left for Indiana.
Any information would be appreciated

Pam (Mead) Westberg Mon Dec 7, 1998
I am trying to find information on Samuel T. MEAD- born Mar 24, 1850, Apalachin, Tioga Co, NY.
Samuel MEAD md. Aravesta STERLING Dec 24, 1871.
I know of one son, Daniel John MEAD, b Jan 20, 1878, d June 26, 1959 - Chenago Co.
Daniel was my Great Grandfather.
I would appreciate any information on the MEAD line of the family.
Either verification of these facts and/or information dating back further than Stephen B. MEAD - father of Samuel T. MEAD would be appreciated.

Cherri Howard Mon Dec 8, 1998
Researching Truman HOWARD who was married to Estelle DEYO.
They lived in town of CANDOR in late 1800's early 1900's.
Their children born in the Candor area:
1. Kenneth
2. Leon
3. Arden d. 1987, was my husband's father
4. Ina
Thanks for your help!

Jerry Severn Fri Dec 11, 1998
Looking for information on the parents of John L. SEVERN, my gggrandfather.
I found John listed in the 1860 census, post office of Waverly, also Asa SEVERN who may be his father but have not found a link.
John moved to Michigan between 1860 and 1880.
Any information would be appreciated.

Dale Becker Sat Dec 12, 1998
I am searching for information on Elijah C. SPENCER, his ancestors or descendants.
He was born about 1818, probably in Owego, NY. His parents, names unknown, were possibly born in Connecticut.
His wife was Elizabeth E. SPENCER, born about 1819 in Tioga County, New York.
Their male children were:
1. Delvan, born 1848
2. William J., born in 1857
3. John H., born 1861
4. Robert, born 1860
5. George Bartholomew, born 1861
6. Frederic, born 1863.
Delvan was in the Civil War, enlisting at sixteen.
Any information would be appreciated.

Dennis K Spitzer Thur Dec 31, 1998
We are looking for information about my Great Grandfather Richard Brummaghim SPITZER.
We found him in the census in Owego in 1860. He married a Corneilia PRENTICE of Newark valley (or Berkshire).
His mother was Eleanor Brummaghim BAKEMAN, we have not been able to establish a marriage of his mother to a Spitzer but the census lists her as his mother and living with him.
An earlier census shows Richard living with Issac and Eleanor BAKEMAN.
We would appreciate anything you might have.
Thank you.

Brian Freeman Thur Dec 31, 1998
I am seeking information on George FREEMAN, born in NY in 1825, married to Patience HALL at Owego NY in 1847.
His mother may have been Isabel FREEMAN.
Thanks for any information.

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