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In a message dated 4/18/00 10:51:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< belmshauser(a)uswest.net >>
Do you know anything of the ancestors of Caroline Avery? I,m looking for
information on Avery Randolph Harrison, b 1813 probably in Connecticut, son
of Jared Harrison(b 1783 Conn). Jared was brother-in-law to Isaac Newton of
Jared lived in New Lebanon, Columbia Co; his son Avery Randolph lived in
Stephentown, Rensselaer Co, and then in New Lebanon. They are probably
related to Daniel Newton Harrison (b1819, Stephentown) and William H.
Harrison (b 1816).
I'm looking for information on the Shaffer/Sheffer family in the
Livingston area of Columbia County. I know they were a large family
there. Specifically, I am looking for HENRY SHAFFER and CATHERINE
WAGONER. Catherine (b. abt. 1821, d. 7-27-1888 in Livingston) was the
daughter of Peter P. Wagoner and Peggy Scovil. I do not know Henry's
line. I would be very interested in their children as well.
In an email sent by Julia Case there was reference to a signature quilt with
some Hudson names on it.
If anyone missed this and wants it, I kept it.
in New York State and
Joshua Bartlett in Massachusetts!
To the List,
Do any of you have parents or grandparents with the names
Richard Clark(e) born in 1795 and Christina Dutcher born 1801 in Columbia Co
and lived in Greene and Schoharie Counties, NY. Supposedly they had 15
children, someone must be working on that line, besides 2 or 3 of us. Please
check your records. Their marriage was 1819. We need more sibblings names
etc. We have a bit of information but need more to confirm one child.
I am new to the list and to searching in Columbia County, NY. My
ancestors are in the KELLS and AVERY lines starting about 1740 in
Claverack and Taghkanic areas.
By any chance does anyone on the list have access to see the
original of the "1763 Freeholders of the City and County of Albany"?
There is listed, in a transcribed index, the name Hendrick Els, I'm
thinking this could actually be Hendric Kels.
I am a descendent of Elizabeth Kells who was born 1837 in Columbia
County to Henry Kells b. 1816 in Claverack and Caroline Avery b. 1814
in West Taghkanic. Henry and Caroline had twelve children, 8 were
born in Columbia County the other 4 were born in Mukwanago, Wi.
About 1848 a few KELLS, AVERY, SILVERNALE families moved to
Waukesha County Wi, I have research on these lines if any one is
I would be interested in hearing from anyone searching these
Bev in MN
Hello Columbia County NY researchers.
I am researching the family of Abraham MACE who was in Kinderhook area about
1775. Abraham married Nelly Dutcher (d/o Gideon Dutcher and Jannetje
Vredenburgh) at Amenia, Dutchess County, on 31-May-1773. Abraham died at
Towanda PA about 1819. I am also interested in the parentage of the Abraham
Mace shown on the Columbia County census in 1820? Most of the family had
moved to Pennsylvania by then, but I do believe he was a relative of this
Would love to share information.
Cliff and VK,
Thanks to both of you. I had run into a brick wall on locating the Dutch
Reform Church and had about given up until I read your posting. Of course I
was probably looking in the wrong places, but now after reading your posts I
at least know where to start.
Thanks so much.
>From: VK Formel <lemrof(a)taconic.net>
>Subject: Re: [NYCOLUMB] Reformed Church in Hudson?
>Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 07:24:09 -0400
>According to the History of Columbia County (1878), the Reformed Church
>of Hudson began in Sept. 1835 as the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of
>Hudson. After first meeting in the courthouse, they erected a church
>building in 1836. "The location of their house of worship is on the
>south side of Warren St., below Fifth."
>In today's yellow pages listing, there is a First Reformed Church listed
>at 52 Green St., Hudson, 518-828-1311.
>Cliff Lamere wrote:
> > I have never heard of a Reformed Church in the city of Hudson in
>Columbia Co. Kinship doesn't sell a book of records for such a church even
>though they have quite a few books for the rest of the county.
> > If one existed, does anyone know when it formed and if it still exists
> > Cliff
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According to the History of Columbia County (1878), the Reformed Church
of Hudson began in Sept. 1835 as the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of
Hudson. After first meeting in the courthouse, they erected a church
building in 1836. "The location of their house of worship is on the
south side of Warren St., below Fifth."
In today's yellow pages listing, there is a First Reformed Church listed
at 52 Green St., Hudson, 518-828-1311.
Cliff Lamere wrote:
> I have never heard of a Reformed Church in the city of Hudson in Columbia Co. Kinship doesn't sell a book of records for such a church even though they have quite a few books for the rest of the county.
> If one existed, does anyone know when it formed and if it still exists today?
"The Reformed (Dutch) Church of Hudson was organized through the efforts of a
number of persons who had previously been connected with the Presbyterian
Society." It was started in 1835. Services were initially held in the
courthouse. A building was constructed in 1836. I have some names of the
organizers if that would help.
I suspect it still exists. I kind of think it is on the eastern side of
town but that is a fuzzy memory.
I have never heard of a Reformed Church in the city of Hudson in Columbia Co. Kinship doesn't sell a book of records for such a church even though they have quite a few books for the rest of the county.
If one existed, does anyone know when it formed and if it still exists today?
Hi Ericka, There is a chance that tuberculosis was the culprit in the
case you mentioned. It was widespread, even until the '30's. When I was
a child, my parents were friendly with a family consisting of mother,
father, older son, and two younger sisters. The parents and the son all
succumbed to TB within about a year, leaving the two sisters quite
alone. Somewhere, I have seen on the internet a site for plagues and
epidemics that were prevalent through the last two centuries. I didn't
save it and now wish I had-----perhaps someone else will have it and
post it to the list for all of us. Margaret in NV
I have the 1850 Columbia Co. Census on CD-ROM. The County Poor House (in
Ghent) covers about four pages. If you want I will look through them for
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2000 1:14 PM
Subject: [NYCOLUMB] columbia county asylums?
> I have a female ancestor, who was listed one year in the census as an
> invalid, then disappeared from the census for 20+ years before passing
> I am wondering if perhaps she was hospitalized, or committed to some type
> asylum. Does anyone know of any appropriate local institutions c. 1850s
> or near Columbia County I could research? The family was in Austerlitz.
> Erica Peterson