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Seeking information on the MYLIUS family of the Pine Plains area. What
little information I have is that Juliane MYLIUS married David B. Sweet
on 24 February 1831 per the records listed from St. John's Lutheran
Church, Manorton, Columbia County, NY. Also found in the pages sent to
me by a dear friend is Filer Mylius who married Harriet Turpin on 28
October 1832. Could this name have been misspelled in this record since
no Mylius family was in the 1790 census, William MELIUS was found in
Northeast Township, Dutchess County 4-2-3 as was Jacob Melius 1-1-5.
Juliane Mylius Sweet was born on 15 January 1810 died in Phelps, Ontario
County, NY on 17 October 1875 and was the mother of 9 children. Any
assistance on this family is greatly appreciated.
Seek info on various BODURTHAs, HOLMESes, HAIGHTs, DARBYs, and MILLSes of
Hudson and Chatham, NY--including their parents, siblings, and offspring:
Harvey Lawrence BODURTHA, b. May 16, 1813; son of Harvey and Dorothy Taylor
Bodurtha of Pittsfield, MA.; m. (1) Lavinia HOLMES, of Chatham, Nov. 6, 1838
(one son, Charles Edward, b. Sept. 12, 1841), (2) Mary HAIGHT, daughter of
David and Elizabeth Haight of Chatham, May 5, 1857 (one son, Arthur Lawrence,
b. April 2, 1865). Harvey d. in Peru, IN, Feb. 5, 1873; Lavinia d. in
Pittsfield, MA, July 21, 1842 (both are buried in Pittsfield); Mary may still
have been alive in 1896.
Daniel BODURTHA, b. Jan. 9, 1815, son of Harvey and Dorothy Taylor Bodurtha of
Pittsfield; m. (1) Deborah Hall of Berlin, NY, Sept. 22, 1842 (one son,
Charles Hall, b. Jan. 11, 1844), (2) Emma ____ of Hudson; d. in Hudson Feb.
12, 1867 (no known children). Daniel d. in Hudson Feb. 12, 1867; Deborah d. in
Pittsfield April 19, 1844 (both are buried in Pittsfield); Emma may still have
been alive in 1896.
Fannie Sophia BODURTHA, b. Jan. 29, 1823, daughter of Harvey and Dorothy
Taylor Bodurtha of Pittsfield; m. Albert R. HOLMES of Hudson Sept. 4, 1850
(no known children). Fannie d. in Hudson July 21, 1851.
Sarah Ann DARBY, b. in North Adams, MA, May 1818, daughter of William and
Electa Edwards of North Adams; m. (1) Amasa T. Corbin of South Williamstown,
Mass., Dec. 1840 (one daughter, Mary E., b. May 17, 1848, d. June 15, 1869);
(2) Josiah A. MILLS of Chatham Feb. 1870 (no known children). Sarah d. in
Cleveland, OH, Nov. 8, 1886.
If these names ring a bell, please e-mail me. I'll be happy to share what I
know about the Bodurtha/Darby ancestors.
Thanks--and Happy Holidays to all!
(Sarah MacLennan Kerr)
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From: Phil Lord <plord(a)MAIL.NYSED.GOV>
Subject: Two-hundred year old river surveys available
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If you are interested in the history of river navigation in the 18th century
in New York State, just interested in what the Mohawk and Hudson rivers were
like 200 years ago, or are trying to confirm a bit of geography or settlement
data along the waterways from Albany to Rome on the west or Albany and
Whitehall on the north, take a look at
http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/histmonth.html and scroll down to the hotlink "the
Philip Lord, Jr.
Acting Chief, Historical Survey
New York State Museum
Albany, NY 12230
Does any one recognize this family?
Sheldon MILLER b 11/1799 in Winchester,Ct m Jerusha Ann STARKWEATHER
10/31/1822 in Winchester, Ct.
1 Lewis Allen MILLER b 11/03/1823 Winchester m Phoebe Ann SHEFFIELD
4/8/1846 Lee, Massachusetts
2 George Hudson MILLER b 6/24/1825 Winchester m Eusebia Naville HERRICK
10/16/1848 Caanan, NY
3 Henry Elijah MILLER b 04/18/1830 Tyringham, Mass m Caroline MOORE
11/29/1853 Lee, Mass
4 Laura Ann MILLER b 8/29/1832 Lenox, Mass m Henry MCCULLOCK 5/07/1851
5 Mary Maria MILLER b 12/06/1841 Lenox, Mass d 3/23/1842
6 Mary Jerusha MILLER b 11/16/1843 Lenox, Mass m Oliver P STEDMAN, Jr
04/05/1862 Lee, Mass
Sheldon's father may either George or Sheldon. If you don't know these names
but have a MILLER in Winchester, Ct, I'd appreciate hearing from you too as
may be a lead.
Looking for ancestors of Jerusha ROOD, born Apr 22 1765, of Claverack, who
married Nathaniel ROWLEY c.1785, probably in Claverack. She died 1841.
1820 census of Hillsdale, NY, page 164-5 lists a James Rowley, head of
family, in the age bracket 25 to 45. This is probably Jerusha's son James,
born 1790. One female is listed, age 16 to 26, this is probably his wife Sarah
(New) Rowley. Two lines below the Rowley family, on the same census page is
the Eli Rood family. Rood family members range from teenages to over 45. These
Roods are probably related to Jerusha Rood, James' mother.
Other info: Jerusha Rood (Gerusha/Lucia Rote/Rushia Rood), b. 1765, d.
1841; m. Nathaniel (Thaniel) Rowley, b. 1763, d. 1850, Claverack, NY. (Info
provided by Robert Rood: rood(a)intellink.net)
Have much info concerning ROWLEYs but little on ROODs.
Good hunting, Peter
Looking for data, spouse and ancestors concerning David ACKER, born c1745, of
Claverack, father of Sarah ACKER, born about May 22 1776 who married Simon NEW
Jan 12 1797. She died Apr 3 1858 At Claverack. She was also called Sally
An Elizabeth Ecker was a sponsor to baptism of Sarah New (11-19-1797) at
Claverack Reformed Church, parents Simon New Jr and Sarah (Sally) Ecker. She
is probably a relative, possibly Sarah's mother.
Jones, in his More Palatines (page 330), outlines the origins of a Jurie
Nicholas Eckhardt, of Schohare, who purchased land in Canajohaire in 1741. He
makes reference to research being conducted by David Kendall Martin ('Clappers
of the Hudson Valley' author) connecting this Eckardt to descendants in the
area. The index of Jone's work lists Acker, Ecker, Eker and Eckardt together.
Jones details Eckardt ancestors from Wiesbaden and Ramstein.
Good hunting, Peter
Two of the families on the list are in my line
1 Andries Van Valkenburgh
2 Lambert Dryeskens Van Valkenburgh d. Belgium m. Marie
3 Lambert Jochems Van Valkenburg (1614-1704) m. Annetje Jacobs
4 Catryntje Van Valkenburgh b 1659 NY m. Andries Hucyk
5 Cornelius Huyck b. 1688 Kinderhook m. Gertruy Vosburg
SHUFELT, Georg Adam (1794-1821) m. Sarah Jacobi
s/o of Heinrich Zufelt (1760-1835) & Elizabeth Muller (1768-1852)
I would be interested in communicating with you regarding your VAN VALKENBURG
line. I descend from the 8th branch ( 8th son of Jochem Lambertse Van V ), or
Jochem Van V, bp 5 Jun 1692, who marr Elsje VAN HUSEN.
Nancy Van Valkenburg Watrous
Here is Ellis' biography of Samuel A. Curtis. Although his burial place and
that of Daniel are not mentioned, I would guess them to be in the Flat Brook
cemetary in Canaan, which is near the Curtis homestead and across the street
from the Baptist church mentioned here.
SAMUEL A. CURTIS
or Deacon Curtis, as he is popularly called, was born in the town of Canaan,
Columbia Co., N.Y., March 22, 1806. His father, whose name was also Samuel A.
Curtis, was the first white child born in Canaan. He was born in October,
1763, and died in 1851, his wife also dying during the same year.
Deacon Curtis married, on the 10th of June, 1828, Climena Edwards Woodworth,
and has had five children, -- threee sons and two daughters, -- four of whom
are living at this writing. He was a popular captain in the old militia
organization, has been a most upright and exemplary citizen, a member of the
Baptist church near his house, of whcih he has been deacon about thrity years,
and has served his town as a member of the board of supervisors. Brought up
to the occupation of his father and brother before him, he has been a tanner,
currier, and harness-maker, whcih trade he has followed for a livelihood, and
has accumulated a competence.
The following is from a pamphlet published by the Canaan Historical Society
for the Bicentennial. It is in a section about the history of Flat Brook:
"Samuel A. Curtis (b. 1763) married Patience Smith in 1786. After the July
ceremony, she mounted the pillion behind him, and together they rode horseback
down to the old red house at Curtis Summit, and set up housekeeping. This
house was on the Tunnel Road near the John Tom Road which went over the hill
to Whitings Pond. [N.B. now known as Queechy Lake]. Ten children were born of
this union, and rooms were added as they were needed. Samuel had learned to
be a currier and a tanner. It was in the cellar that he manufactured
harnesses and trunks. He employed 10-12 persons in the shop and tannery. The
tannery was about 300 feet from the tunnel. Until a few years ago you could
see a thrifty growth of grass where the vats stood which were used in the
process of tanning the leather. The old wheel for grinding the bark is all
that is left of the tannery, and it is now part of the chimney of an early
home [Rossman]. Two sons, Daniel Smith and Samuel, were harness makers,
saddlers, and tanners. Daniel went on to serve in the New York Assembly.
I noticed alot of Palatine names on your list, including the
I found your Anna Dederick in a photocopy of pages from "Palatine Families of
New York" by Henry Z. Jones, Jr., published in 1985. I have heard rumors that
a new edition is in the works.
Anna's entry states that she was baptised on Jan 5, 1741. This is from the
Katsbaan Reformed Church Book. She married Jacob Kunnies. My aunt, who
copied the book, has noted in handwriting the name "Conyers" next to Kunnies.
Anna was the daughter of Georg Wilhelm Dieterich and Anna Maria Dorothea
Deumth. Her siblings were Wilhelm, Matthias, Jacobus (who died in infancy),
Jacobus, Maria (died in infancy), Maria, Margaretha, Elisabetha ( whose
mother-in-law and 2nd cousin was an ancestor of mine), Zacharias, Catharina,
Sara and Eva.
I have quite a bit more about the Dieterichs, mostly from this book. Your
branch seems to have stayed on the west side of the river.
I have heard that the Van Valkenburg family is very organized and has regular
reunions and publications. The name was very common in the county.
Do you have any specific questions about any of the people you listed? I
recognize most of the family names, and could easily spend hours with the
information I have.
Columbia County ancestors of interest
with date/place of birth
Acker, Sarah (bap 1776) David (1750) Claverack
Clapper, FAMILY 1750-1850 Kinderhook/Churchtown/No.Chatham
Dederick, Anna Jan 5 1741 Germantown
Dedrick, Magdalena 1805 Kinderhook/N. Chatham
DeLameter, Gurtruy 1715 Claverack
Haber, Elizabetha May 3 1733 Germantown
Harder, Elizabetha(bap Apr 11 1757) Claverack
Heuser, Christina Jul 16 1751 Germantown
Holtzapfel, Eva Aug 23 1735 Germantown
Jocobi, Sarah 1795 m Shufelt Hudson/Ghent
Klum, Engel abt 1740 m Pulver 1769 Germantown
Martin, Frederick W. Feb 6 1799 Germantown
Muller, Lizabeth (1768) Cornelius (c1745) Johannes (c1720) Claverack
Murphy(Morvin), Eliz. Dec 31 1765 Claverack/Chatham, Kinderhook
New, Simon (1767), Sarah (1797) Claverack
Priest, Victor Williamson Feb 1883 Hudson
Pulver, Mary (1835), Wm (1804), Wm W (1773) Ancram
Rood, Jerusha (Apr 22 1765) m Rowley Claverack c1785
Rowley, Edwin Collier Apr 22 1854 Hudson
Shattuck, Bertha E (1861), Fred W (1835) Hudson
Shufelt, George Adam Feb 16 1794 Ghent
Smit, Christina (1750) Johann Adam (1724) Kinderhook/Claverack
Stoppelbeen, Anna Maria c1725 m Smit Kinderhook/Claverack
Stratton, Pamelia abt 1804 m Martin mother -Jerusha
VanAlsteyn, Catherine 1683 Kinderhook
VanHoesen, Maria Mar 5 1717 m Harder in 1738
VanValkenburg, FAMILY 1740-1800 Germantown/Kinderhook/Claverack
Time for me to jump in with a Columbia County Query! My
Henry Bush (German - descended from Palatine immigrant
Johann Daniel Busch), married Beulah Bradley in 1789 in
Kinderhook. In 1800 Henry Moved to Aurelius, Cayuga, NY.
Elijah Bradley, over 45 years of age, is enumerated right
next door to him. So I figure Elijah is Beulah's father!
In 1790, Elijah is enumerated in Canaan, Columbia, not too
far from Kinderhook. The only Elijah Bradley in the IGI of
the right age was Elijah, born 15 SEP 1744 in Tolland, CT,
son of George Bradley (of English ancestry)! I have been
using that line as mine, but it just doesn't seem right!
There were another whole slew of English Bradleys just to
the east of Canaan in Berkshire County, Mass (originally
from New Haven CT). Or could this Bradley family be German
or Dutch in origin?
Henry and Beulah's sons were named William, John, Elijah,
and Jacob; daughters Ann and Polly. There was a William
Bradley enumerated in 1790 in Hudson, Columbia. Haven't
been able to place him at all!
Anybody have any knowledge of the Columbia County Bradleys,
that could help me with Elijah's ancestry and spouse?
You must be the change you wish to see in the world
Kinship has a few books on that subject.
The historical society at Kinderhook also has a virtually complete (I think)
collection of cemetery listings.
> Does anyone know if there is any printed material on the cemeteries
> Columbia Co..I am looking for some of my CURTIS family who are
> probably buried
> near Canaan and Chatham..
> Anne Townsend
At 07:29 AM 12/6/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 18:38:05 -0800
>From: "Richard & Joan Silvernail" <rd-jlsilvernail(a)worldnet.att.net>
>Subject: Silvernail Family
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>I'm looking for people researching the Silbernagel / Silvernail family.
>Maybe we can share / exchange some data. Related families include Scism,
>Wheeler, Powell, Doughtey & Miller.
I thought that we had written to each other before, but I don't find your
name in my list of Silvernail researchers, so I guess not. My maternal
grandmother was Goldie Silvernail. I have quite a bit on the Silvernails
and would be more than willing to send it to you. Do you have a problem
with receiving attachments? I have several other Columbia county lines but
now of the ones you've listed.
The list below is of other Silvernail researchers that you may wish to contact:
Elaine J Chandler <elaine(a)ecsis.net>
Eric Bergeson <ebergeson(a)profitkey.com> (work)
Steven Brenn <stevenbrenn(a)terraworld.net>
Teresa Dertina <tdertina(a)jeffco.k12.co.us>
Jeff Lape <JJLape(a)aol.com>
Judy Gurka <gurka(a)alumni.cs.colorado.edu>
Pat & Terry <PSilver371(a)aol.com>
Walter Piescor <waltp(a)colorado.net>
K. Johnson <cq(a)mci2000.com> [no attachments]
Vi Sylvester <RSylves507(a)aol.com>
Karen Thelen <TParrotA1A(a)aol.com>
Beth Sumpter <Beth_Sumpter(a)Emory.Org>
Kurt und Beate Kastner <KB.Kastner(a)t-online.de>
Lori Weinstein <lorimum(a)aol.com>
[Karen] TParrotA1A <TParrotA1A(a)aol.com>
Gerald Faller <gfaller(a)sos.sos.net>
bruce bennett <babennett2(a)yahoo.com>
Roger Smith <ERDFEST(a)worldnet.att.net>
I just bought a book that is an index to cemetary listings in the county, but
it mostly includes "unusual" stones. I will look for your Curtis's. I also
managed to get a copy of Ellis's History of Columbia County. It has quite a
lot of stuff about the famous Curtis's. (Daniel & Samuel). Have you seen
this before? If not, post me back and I will either transcribe, scan or
photocopy & snail-mail for you.
I'm looking for people researching the Silbernagel / Silvernail family.
Maybe we can share / exchange some data. Related families include Scism,
Wheeler, Powell, Doughtey & Miller.
I am looking for any info. on Thomas Keegan and his wife, Mary, who were
living in Chatham in 1882. One year earlier, he and his brother, Lawrence
purchased the "Opera House Block" in Philmont, according to the Chatham
Courier. Any help appreciated!
Interested also in the family of Barbara Elisabetha Kuhn
daughter of Samuel Coon and Catherine Miller
Married to Sebastian Loescher/Lasher (b. bef or in 1712)
Elisabetha Lasher born 29 September 1719
Magdalena Lasher born aft. 29 September 1719
Anna Lasher born aft. 1720
Catharina Lasher born 30 October 1725 at Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY
Sebastian Lasher (3) born 24 September 1727 at Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY
Maria Lasher born 17 January 1731 at Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY
Engel Lasher born 21 January 1733 at Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY
Samuel Lasher born 2 July 1735 at Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., NY
Friederich Lasher born 7 May 1738
Valentin Lasher born 7 May 1738
John Marcus Lasher born 14 March 1740
Johann Hermann Lasher born 4 June 1742
Any help will be appreciated