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If anyone has any infromation on my Lanphears in particular, Luke Steadman
Lanphear, born in New York State (date unknown) and died January of 1873. he
was Married to Susan Lee of England. They had 5 children (3) boys and (2)
Luke and Susan would be my Great Great Grandparents. Their Children: Charles
E. who was my Great Grandfather was born in 1855, Albert (birth date unknown)
and Edwin born in 1859. Daughters were: Hattie (birth date unknown) and
Adelaide Susana born March 27th 1857. Charles E. was married to Emeline
Winneringer. They had 5 children (2) boys and (3) girls. The girls were: Ida
Bertha born December 1st 1898 and Sylvia may (birth date unknown)and Ethel
Ellen born August 9th 1897. The boys were: Bert Clarence who was born November
29th 1883 and Harry Raymond (my Grandfather) born July 15th 1887.
If there is anyone with lanphears in their data base or anyone with any
information please contact me and I will be forever in your debt,
I am doing my search on the Lamphere's. Marion Lamphere b. Mar. 1870 in
Ct. and d. 1918. Her parents were:Henry Lamphere b. abt. 1843 in Ct. and
Mary J. Watrous, b. abt. 1845 in Ct.
Marion Lamphere married Robert Hemingway b. Nov. 1867 and d. 1934 in Ct.
Any information on the Lamphere's would be appreciated.
Fellow lanphear Rooters,
I am new to this site so I have probably missed out on alot of valuable info.
I am searching for information on Lanphears particularly in and around
Nebraska. Grandmother was Jesse Pearl Puntney, and was married Harry Lanphear,
who died 7/11/81 and is burried in the Hartington Public Cemetary in
Hartington Nebraska. Anyone with info can either send to my E-Mail address or
via rootsweb. Thanks in advance for your help.
When this list started, I posted a transcript of the will of Richard
Lanpheare which contains the phrase `my sonne George Lanpheare now in
New England'. This Richard Lanpheare is a plausible candidate for
George Lanfear's father. You can find the transcript and a scanned
image of the will on my web page
Timothy Lanfear, Email: lanfear(a)costamagna.demon.co.uk
57 Aintree Drive, Downend, URL: http://www.costamagna.demon.co.uk/
Bristol BS16 6SY, U.K. Telephone: +44 117 949 0075
I am descended from a Patrick LAMPHIER who was married to a Mary Galligan.
Their daughter Margaret Lamhpier, born 23 October 1789 in Cashel, Co
Tipperary, Ireland, married Patrick Heney in November 1810.
Their grandaughter Margaret Prendergast (born 1851 Clonpet, Co Tipp)
arrived in New South Wales, Australia in 1872.
Does anybody have any connections with Lamphiers from southern Ireland?
I am happy to provide more information on this family if anyone is interested.
I decided many years ago to slowly collection information on the Lanphear
family since I did not find much in print with any authority. I now have a
skeletal outline of five generations listing the sixth generation as children.
This is much work to be done on this because it was compiled from secondary
Now, I am focusing on George(1) Lanphear and his children for the first part
of an article to appear in the New England Historical and Genealogical
Register. I have combed the town of Westerly records on microfilm and several
court and state-level records in Rhode Island. I still need to go to Westerly,
itself, and some surrounding towns, namely Stonington, Conn., and Newport,
R.I., before this part is complete.
I am posting this today to see if anyone has come across any usual sources
shedding light on this family or its origins, or if anyone has some private
family records that might help or seen such in an unlikely repository. I would
appreciate any helpful replies -- thanks!
I haven't posted this in a long time, so thought to give it another try. I'm
looking for clues that lead to the parents of my oldest known ancestor
Joshua Lanphear of Rome, NY.
Family lore has it that Joshua was from Rhode Island and moved to a farm
near Ft. Stanwix, two miles south of Rome, NY about the year 1800. He was
born in 1777 and died April 30, 1852. His wife was Martha Hill, a Quaker.
The road by the farm is named Lamphier Road. A New York State correctional
facility is now located on part of the land originally owned by Joshua. The
family name was originally spelled LAMPHIER, which is the way Joshua spelled
it. Joshuas son Richardson changed the spelling to LANPHEAR which is how it
s spelled today in my family line. The change in spelling had something to
do with a dispute over religion. It is said in family lore that Richardson
spelled the name the same way as Joshuas brother DeWitt.
In his handwritten will dated April 20, 1852 Joshua states that he is "of
the age of 74 and upwards." Marilla Grimes, a Rome, NY Town Historian,
provided information gleaned from early Rome newspapers, to Shirley Bucknum
with this listing "Joshua Lamphere died April 30, 1852 age 74." Based on
these two pieces of information Joshuas year of birth would be 1777,
coinciding with family lore. I wonder what his tombstone says? Im already
pretty certain the year of birth is 1777, but that would remove all doubt
for me because there is room for error due to a possible calculation error.
Theres no way to tell how many months "and upwards" equals. Ill have to
admit that Im banking on "and upwards" equals more than 5 months, otherwise
he would have been born in the first few months of 1778. So are there any
other records anywhere of a Joshua who was born in 1777? So far, the answer
is no, well maybe, there are many, many Joshuas and sorting out what
information belongs to which Joshua is difficult at best. Joshua was a very,
very popular name in those days.
And theres this mystery brother DeWitt! Could he have been an uncle or
cousin? In the many Lanphear/Lamphier, etc. listings, there is no DeWitt
anywhere in anybodys family that would fit this time line. Is it possible
that the name DeWitt was a nick name, or a preferred middle name. The
possibilities are endless.
This same list from Marilla states that Joshua Lamphier, ca 1808, gave wood
to First Presb. Church, Rome, NY.
On an ancestral chart done for one of the great, great grandsons of Arba B.
Lamphear, Blair D. Lamphear, by an unknown source, Joshua, born August 23,
1784 died April 30, 1852 married Martha Hill is shown as the son of Rowland
Lamphere who was born February 13, 1761 and died May 2, 1830, married March
25, 1777 to Elizabeth Palmiter.
Based on the 1777 birth year, if this was Joshua of Rome, then he likely
would of been Rowland and Elizabeths first born of the type "that can come
anytime, and all others after that takes nine months." The 1777 Joshua would
have been born in the same year that Rowland, at the age of 16 by the way,
and Elizabeth were married, which is not a significant issue in this day and
age, but in 1777 it was quite a different story. Its difficult to surmise
these are the same Joshuas. Not to say that it couldnt have happened
though. Its within the realm of possibilities, just not likely. I have no
clue as to who Rowland and Elizabeths other children were. If they had
another son known as DeWitt, I could get real interested, real quick.
Shirley Bucknum shows Joshua, son of Joshua and Anna (Satterlee). Joshua
born August 23, 1784, died April 30, 1852 in Rome, NY. He was married to
Martha Hill and then later married a second wife, Nancy Youngs, on December
16, 1822 in Old Trinity Church, Utica, NY (Bible, DAR Record V29:237 Albany,
NY) (Rome, NY newspapers). Shirley goes on to say "It is generally believed
that the Joshua that married Nancy Youngs is not the same Joshua that
married Martha Hill. ???"
I know of no other children by this earlier Joshua and Anna other than the
Joshua born August 23, 1784. Im sure they had more, mabye a DeWitt? I still
have a problem with that August 23, 1784 birth date. The earlier Joshua and
Anna were married November 13, 1769. That fits, meaning the 1777 Joshua of
Rome would have been born 8 years after this marriage. The Nancy Youngs part
doesnt fit. The 1777 Joshua was in the area of Rome at the time and would
have been about 44 years old in December of 1822, the time of the Nancy
Youngs marriage. The 1777 Joshua of Rome had a son Arba, who was born
November 1, 1822 and then this marriage a month and a half later. Smooth
move Joshua, but Im not sure I can buy it.
According to Edward Everett Lanphere's research, there are records
indicating that Joshua was married by Elder Samuel Northup to Ruth Thompson
daughter of William Thompson on April 4, 1797.
This record also indicates Joshua as the son of Champlain and Rebecca
They went to the western part of New York state, then returned to Chatum,
NY, then returned to Rome, Oneida Co., NY. Recordings of deeds show that he
bought land from Ezra Clark Sep 15, 1813, from Erastus Preston, Nov 9, 1818,
from Elias Matson Sep 15, 1820 and from Abraham Sanford and wife Nov 29,
1832. Some of his land is still in the family name. The Landowners census
for the town of Rome for 1814 showed he owned 120 acres; he left a will
dated April 20, 1852.
There is another entirely different listing for the family of Joshua and
Ruth (Thompson), which has also been shown as children of Joseph and Ruth
Lanphere in a listing of RI vital Statistics. There are further reports that
there also was a Joshua in the Bradford Co., PA area, who was about the same
age for whom there is little information.
Again I have no record of any other children by Champlain and Rebecca other
than a Joshua. Still looking for a brother known as DeWitt! However, this
marriage of Joshua (Joseph?) and Ruth is very intriguing. The 1777 Joshua of
Rome did come from Rhode Island and he would have been about 20 years old at
the time of this marriage, but that means there would have been no children
born into this family for almost the first six years. Joshuas first was
born in October 1802. And this could be . as Joshua, it seems, had this itch
to wander about. Someone, somewhere told me that Joshuas first born, Silas
was born in Demestville, Canada on October 18, 1802. I cant vouch for the
place, but am certain of the date. All of Joshua's children were born two to
three years apart between 1802 and 1827. I have this vision of a stable farm
family with all the children being born of the same mother and all being
born at home on the farm. Visions can rapidly turn to vapor though. What
about Martha Hill? This would mean that Matha Hill was a second wife. When
did Ruth (Thompson) die? There are about 25 years between Joshuas last born
and his death. A lot could happen in that time.
I can accurately document Joshuas line down to me if anyone is interested.
Im perfectly willing to share what info I have.
Jerry and Kathe Lanphear
P.O. Box 683
Hermiston, OR 97838
Terry, Thank you for the information and I will see if I can get the
book,it sounds very interesting.Do you have dates on your Geo. Robert
Lamphere. Could you send me your line of descent. If you don"t want to
that's okay. Doris
I am searching for information on Marion Lamphere b. 1870 in Ct. d. 1930
Married Robert Hemingway. Her parents are: Henry Lamphere b. abt. 1843
and Mary J. Watrous b. abt. 1845 both in Ct.
Mary J. Watrous parents are: Randall Watrous b. abt. 1815 in Ct. and
Emeline Watrous b. abt. 1809 in Ct.
Do any of these names sound familiar? Hope to hear.
Robert Lamphere was an FBI agent during the cold war, He wrote a
fasinating book, avilable at most libraries, The FBI/KGB wars. I happen to
be a distant cousin. Both he and I share relations to a George Robert
Lamphere who in 1860's wrote a book listing all of the job titles and
fuctions and PAY for the US Govt. By the way he was a Census employee
at the time and got canned. I urge you to get the book, not only because
it was written by a Lamphere, but it paints a very interesting chapter in
On Sun, 22 Mar 1998, Terence Lanfear wrote:
> The British Broadcasting Corporation has recently transmitted a series of
> radio programmes about the nuclear spy trials of the early 1950s - the
> Rosenbergs, Alger Hiss, etc. Every program included references to the work
> of FBI agent Robert LANPHEAR (I cannot be sure of the spelling as these
> were radio broadcasts) in bringing the suspects to trial. They also
> included his own words given in evidence although it was unclear whether
> they were original recordings or spoken by an actor.
> Can anyone direct me towards any source of further information about this
> bearer of our name?
> Terence Lanfear
> 23 Graig Lwyd
> Cardiff CF4 8BG
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