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----- Original Message -----
From: Hazel Bulkley <hbulkley(a)hotmail.com>
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 4:17 PM
Subject: [NYCOLUMB] KNICKERBOCKER/PIESTER/KILMER
> Good Afternoon:
> I really need help and I hope someone can give me information or
> suggestions....anything would be appreciated....
> I am looking for BENJAMIN R. KNICKERBOCKER born ca 1775 and died ca
> Benjamin died as the result of a scuffle. I know there were several
> Benjamin's living in the area and some of them are buried in the
> Knickerbocker Cemetery South of Pine Plains, however, none of these
> Benjamins are mine. We also know that he married Letta unknown
> who was born Sept 1777 and died March 1864. Letta was still living in NY
> she is shown on the Census-Heads of Households for Columbia Co, Gallatin
> 1830. I have no idea who Benjamin's parents were.
> Benjamin and Letta had 8 Children:
> Milton born 1803 died 1866 married Gertrude Van Bunschoten
> Nelson born 1809 died 1849 married Sarah LaFrance Fellows
> James B. born 1812 died 1884 married Catherine Latimer
> Jonas no dates presume he died young
> Cornelia no dates presume she died young
> Polly b. 1815 died 1840 married George Nichols
> Caroline b. 1816 d. 1889 married MARQUIS PIESTER
> Helen b. 1820 d. 1908 married JAMES KILMER
> My head is black and blue from hitting so many "stone walls".
> I will look forward to your help...Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to all of
> you.....Hazel Bulkley Arizona
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My great grand mother was brought over from Ireland to Columbia County, NY,
by an uncle in about 1846. Can anyone please give me the list of Burns in
Columbia County in the 1855 State Census? Her name was Maritta Burns and she
was about 11 years old in 1855. If only head of the household was done in
1855, I realize it might not show her name, but the Burns surname would be a
start. Thank you for this help.
I really need help and I hope someone can give me information or
suggestions....anything would be appreciated....
I am looking for BENJAMIN R. KNICKERBOCKER born ca 1775 and died ca 1823/26.
Benjamin died as the result of a scuffle. I know there were several
Benjamin's living in the area and some of them are buried in the
Knickerbocker Cemetery South of Pine Plains, however, none of these
Benjamins are mine. We also know that he married Letta unknown
who was born Sept 1777 and died March 1864. Letta was still living in NY as
she is shown on the Census-Heads of Households for Columbia Co, Gallatin in
1830. I have no idea who Benjamin's parents were.
Benjamin and Letta had 8 Children:
Milton born 1803 died 1866 married Gertrude Van Bunschoten
Nelson born 1809 died 1849 married Sarah LaFrance Fellows
James B. born 1812 died 1884 married Catherine Latimer
Jonas no dates presume he died young
Cornelia no dates presume she died young
Polly b. 1815 died 1840 married George Nichols
Caroline b. 1816 d. 1889 married MARQUIS PIESTER
Helen b. 1820 d. 1908 married JAMES KILMER
My head is black and blue from hitting so many "stone walls".
I will look forward to your help...Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to all of
you.....Hazel Bulkley Arizona
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I have been following the excerpts from The Columbia regarding the Town
of Livingston, Road Districts, 1852-1866. Can anyone explain to me what
is the meaning of "No. of Days" following a person's name? I have been
tracking the "Roat" name listed in this area. Thanks in advance for any
I'm not sure how long it lasted in New York law, but colonial English law
(and into the 20th century here in Pennsylvania) had a requirement that
property owners provide up to 10 work days of labor per year to maintain the
public roads. Often, hired hands or indentured servants did this hard
physical work, as it involved grading out the deep ruts, hauling dirt and
stone, and sometimes crushing stone to pound into the roadbeds. If stone
wasn't used and the area was wooded, they would often be ax men. These men
cut green trees to lay side by side, called "corduroy" (like the ribbed
cloth), in order to provide a durable road surface in marshy stretches.
This labor was usually split between early spring (to deal with the mud
season) and late fall (to deal with a year's worth of wear), and given at a
time when work slower on the farms. Don't think this was a minor
responsibility. In Delaware County, PA, where I live, we had a township
secede in 1780 over where and how much roadwork was being done.
I believe the Cooke Collection resides at the Berkshire Athenaeum in
Pittsfield. MA - (413) 499-9486
On Mon, 15 Nov 1999 ENBHUGHES(a)aol.com wrote:
> Does anyone know where I can find Cooke Collection? I rec'd information that
> the collection contains some names that I am interested in.
> Also some other books, with Call #'s - 974-43 H76 Berk. Collection Death
> Notices From the Berkshire Courier by Hoogs Vol. 66, Pg. 168
> 974.43 G80.45, Great Barrington, Mass. Cemetery Inscriptions - Hoogs Vol.12,
> Pg. 173
> G80.41 1st Congregational Church, Great Barrington, 1743-1943 Pg.
> 974.41 Sh4.5, Marriages in New Lebanon, New York Vol. 64, Pg 20 Berk.
> Many thanks,
> Betty Browne Hughes
> Tucson, AZ
> Browne, Smith - Dublin, IR>NY>Berkshire, Co., MA>Venango Co., PA
> Arens, Reke/Rerke, Grotmann - Westfalen, Germany>Westphalia, MI
> Sloan, Dick, Hamilton, Cockburn - Dalmellington, Scotland>Washington
> Co.>Pittsburgh, PA
> Bachman, Kronmeier - Grafenberg, Germany>Clarion Co., PA
Does anyone know where I can find Cooke Collection? I rec'd information that
the collection contains some names that I am interested in.
Also some other books, with Call #'s - 974-43 H76 Berk. Collection Death
Notices From the Berkshire Courier by Hoogs Vol. 66, Pg. 168
974.43 G80.45, Great Barrington, Mass. Cemetery Inscriptions - Hoogs Vol.12,
G80.41 1st Congregational Church, Great Barrington, 1743-1943 Pg.
974.41 Sh4.5, Marriages in New Lebanon, New York Vol. 64, Pg 20 Berk.
Betty Browne Hughes
Browne, Smith - Dublin, IR>NY>Berkshire, Co., MA>Venango Co., PA
Arens, Reke/Rerke, Grotmann - Westfalen, Germany>Westphalia, MI
Sloan, Dick, Hamilton, Cockburn - Dalmellington, Scotland>Washington
Bachman, Kronmeier - Grafenberg, Germany>Clarion Co., PA
Hi. My great uncle found a book called " The History of Columbia County NY"
1878, on his book shelf that was given to my GGGrandfather, John Bunt, on
December 16th, 1879 by James A. Houseman (it is inscribed with feather pen).
In this book, my GGGrandfather made markings next to the names of people he
knew on the Civil War listing of Soldiers in the book, and he also marked
where our family was discussed in the book. Now I have some information, but
I am missing a link in the chain and was wondering if anyone could help me:
Jan Henrikse Bont m. Jennetie Scharp on January 20, 1704 Claverack, NY
1. Henderik Bont bpt. 6/18/1704 Schenectady, NY
2. Matthys Bont bpt. 1/13/1706
3. Geesie Bont bpt. 1/19/1708
Henderik Bont m. Jannetie Evertse
child: Evert Bont bpt. 4/30/1710
Then my information skips to:
John Bont (Bunt) b. 1771 m. 2/13/1799 to Marytje (Mary) Hollenbeck
1. Andreas (Andrew) Bunt b. 7/23/1802 Claverack, NY m. Ann Eliza Wolf
1. William H. Bunt b. 1829 m. Mary A. Wilkinson
1. Henry Bunt m. Kate Powers ch: Hilda & Lillie
2. Hilda Bunt m. Seneca Haws
2. Jacob Bunt b. 10/8/1805
3. Christinje Bunt b. 11/29/1807
4. Hendrick Bunt b. 2/28/1810
5. Janetje Bunt b. 6/23/1812
6. Maria Bunt b. 3/19/1815
7. Cornelia Bunt b. 3/16/1817
8. William Bunt b. 11/20/1819 d. 10/7/1893 Greenport, NY m. 3/9/1842 in
Hudson, NY to Maria Hollenbeck b. 1823 d. 8/28/1812 Greenport, NY
1. William H. Bunt b. 1843 m. Virginia H. ?
2. John W. Bunt b. 3/30/1844 m. 1st Elizabeth M. Doty 1850-1890,
m. 2nd on 6/15/1890 Chatham, NY to Nellie May Wyckoff b. 10/24/1870 W.
Stockbridge d. 4/26/1957 Dalton, MA
3. Abram Bunt b. 1846 m. Mary ? b. 1844
4. Isaac Bunt b. 1849
5. Elijah Bunt b. 1/1851 m. Ada ? b. 11/1852
6. Franklin Bunt b. 1854
7. Peter Bunt b. 1856
8. Mary Bunt b. 1859
9. Andrew Bunt b. 1862
10. Michael Bunt b. 1864
9. Michael Bunt b. 6/15/1823
Does anyone have any information on this family, and maybe know of my missing
Thanks you all,
Researching: GEORGE DENEGAR (spelling variations) Revolutionary War
veteran and Captain in NY Militia
lived Germantown and Clermont, Col Co, had 9 known children.
CONRAD DENEGAR, son, possibly moved to Rensselaer Co, had 7 known
JOHN DENEGAR, grandson, christened in Germantown Reformed Church,
1815, died in Esperance, Schoharie Co.
Isn't anyone researching this family? They are my "stone wall".
Since I don't have access to census records. Would someone
be willing to look up two people for me?
>1800 SIMMONS COONRADT A, Northeast, Dutchess Co. NY
>1830 SIMMONS COONROD, Livingston, Columbia Co., NY
Thanks in Advance
Dolly Hartman, married Jacob Loomis before 1748 in Taghkanic, Columbia
Co., NY. Jacob Loomis was born 1720. Does anyone have Dolly or a
female in their Hartman lines that could fit this Dolly. Would love to
know who her parents were.
This soldier was from Columbia County:
The following information is from a searchable list
of over 1,690 enlisted soldiers data available at
The Buffalo Barracks Historical Web Site
[ http://www.buffalonet.org/army ]
NAME: MUNNELL, James
HEIGHT: 5feet 4 inches
BIRTHPLACE: Columbia CO, NY
ENLISTMENT DATE: 20 Dec., 1836
WHERE: At Philadelphia
BY: Capt. Miller
ASSIGNMENT: 2nd Artillery Regiment; CO-H
DISCHARGED: 29 Dec.,1839
CAUSE: expiration of service
LOCATION: The Buffalo Barracks
In a message dated 10/30/99 7:40:13 AM Eastern Standard Time,
Do you have any Harrisons that married into the CRANDALL family?
Only one: Coddington B. Crandall m 13 Nov 1820, Lucy Harrison, dau of Heman
Harrison & Rebecca Bradford. They were m at Cornwall, Litchfield Co., CT
Joanne; In the 1900 NY Census I found Mary Hamling married to Van Valkenburg from Albany. In the genealogy report you have on Van Valkenburg does the name Hamling appear, if so would you forward it to me.
Thank You, Verona Hammer
Better late than never I hope.
My only known family in Columbia County is
TONCRAY : aka TONNECHRE
Early 1700's to 1800 Supposedly Huguenots/Reformed Church
This family also lived in Dutchess and Rennselaer Counties
ANY advice gratefully appreciated!!! Joan H