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I also noticed the name Jansen in other queries... not far enough long yet to know where in New York State this family came from. Am descended from Conrad Jansen. He had brother Rulif Jansen. Both settled in Canada in 1786....were Butler's Rangers.
Has anyone run across Hoffman in their lineage? I have a Nicholas b. c. 1730. His known and supposed children, born in Claverack: Anna Maria (1754), Christina, Nicholas, Jacob (1759) and Michael (c. 1770). Nicholas Sr and children listed settled in Canada in 1786. Any suggestions from New York research experts about what to look at next? I'm in Ontario.
Can anyone further identify the two Widow Simmons in the 1810 census--1.pg. 206 10200-10011; 2. pg.175 00200-01001? They are probably the widows of Benjamin Simon pg. 1251 10110-10110 and John Simmons pg.1246 13002-00102
-------and they may be related to my gg-grandfather, George Simmons , Schenectady county, who was lost at sea about 1804. Do these theories connect with anyone? Family stories abound but I can't find any verification. Any help will
be most appreciated. Hariet S.
To whoever in the Vosburgh line receives this:
Rick Coon from Kauai recently sent me your address and suggested that I write you an e-mail. My great grandmother's name was Sarah Vosburgh, born in Upper
Red Hook, I believe, and married to William Coon. In the early 1960s my grandfather, Whitney Losee Coon, took us to the cemetery by the Little Red Church in Tivoli and pointed out the grave sites of his ancestors. They are on the south side of the church, and are marked as far as I know: In Memory of Martin Vosburgh who departed this life 6th of May, 1801--62 years 9 months, 22 days--Veteran '61-65. Just south of his tomb stone, and badly disintegrated, is his wife's marker: In Memory of Cornelia, wife of Martin
Vosburgh, who departed this life November the 20th, 1809, aged 65 years. My grandfather always believed that Cornelia was a native American; however, researching one year in the genealogical library in Bennington, Vermont, we
came upon records that indicated that her last name may have been Gilbert.
Those records also indicated that Martin Vosburgh was in the Sixth Regiment of the Dutchess County Militia (Land Bounty Rights) and that on November 19, 1766 he and Cornelia Gilbert were married. In a volume on Land Papers I
read: "1772, July 8. Bond of Ebenezer Jessup to Martin Vosburgh, Anthony Hoffman and others, that they shall be admitted associates in Totten and Crossfield's purchase."
If my records are correct, George Schoonmaker Vosburgh was born on April 6, 1814. He would have been my great grandmother's father. He married, interestingly enough, a woman named Fanny Coon in Gallatin, New York, December 20, 1837. The couple had three boys, all of them who died in
infancy. Fanny, wife of George Vosburgh, I have recorded, died at Red Hook "after a short and distressing illness, much lamented, on the 15th of September, 1842, aged 23 years 11 months. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord." On March 19, 1846, George married Maria Proper in Clermont, New
York, yielding ten kids, Sarah Margaret, my great grandmother, was their second child. I DO have a picture of Maria and some of their daughters. George died on Easter, 1891, at the age of 77, and Maria on August 12, 1910,
at the age of 81.
That's my info on the Vosburgh side of the family.
Does any of it mesh with yours?
2621 HILLSIDE LANE
Searching for information on DUSENBURY family in the Hillsdale are in early 1800's. Seth Dusenbury was supposedly born in Hillsdale in about 1802. His father's name was Henry and his mother's maiden name may have been ELLWELL.. Thanks. Mary
I am a Silvernail descendent and have information on Catherine Porter
and Nicholas Silvernail... I am also looking for the parents of a Daniel
Porter who married Cornelia McLeod at the Claverack Dutch Reformed
Church in Columbia County in 1806. Cornelia was born in Claverack in
1786 and it is possible that Daniel was born about that same time. If
anyone has information on Daniel Porter I would be most interested.
Art Boyne wrote:
> Looking for any information on a Ruben Porter, b. abt 1755/60.
> American Ancestry says he came from Connecticut. He married
> Elizabeth Moore or Mohr (she b. abt 1759), and lived in
> Columbia County. Any help on either Ruben or Elizabeth would
> be appreciated.
> Catherine chr. 15 Dec 1782 in Linlithgo
> m. Nicholas Silbernagel (Silvernail)
> Johanis chr. 8 Aug 1784 in West Copake, d. 14 Jan 1867
> m. Catherine Decker
> Elizabeth chr. 2 Jul 1786 in West Copake
> Hendrick chr. 1 Nov 1795 in West Copake, d. 12 Nov 1854
> m. Eveline Pixley
> Critje chr. 3 Nov 1799 in Churchtown
Looking for any information on a Ruben Porter, b. abt 1755/60.
American Ancestry says he came from Connecticut. He married
Elizabeth Moore or Mohr (she b. abt 1759), and lived in
Columbia County. Any help on either Ruben or Elizabeth would
Catherine chr. 15 Dec 1782 in Linlithgo
m. Nicholas Silbernagel (Silvernail)
Johanis chr. 8 Aug 1784 in West Copake, d. 14 Jan 1867
m. Catherine Decker
Elizabeth chr. 2 Jul 1786 in West Copake
Hendrick chr. 1 Nov 1795 in West Copake, d. 12 Nov 1854
m. Eveline Pixley
Critje chr. 3 Nov 1799 in Churchtown
I do not have any further information about Griffin and Anna Wilde, but in The History of Columbia County, published in 1878, on page 373, in the description of Hillsdale is the following: "First Baptist Church of Hillsdale: This church, known more generally at the present time as the 'East Baptist Church,'was organized May 28, 1787, by Revs. John and Stephen Gano. There were fourteen persons who entered into covenant and constituted the society. They were James and Phoebe Martin; Caleb, Jr. and Anna Woodward; William, Jr., and Rosannah West; Ambrose and Joanna Latting; Griffin and Anna Wilde; Ruth Jordan, Esther Terry, Lucy Loop, Sarah Martin."
My dad, Robert Nobles who is originally from Hatfield Pt., Kings Co, NB, Canada, is apparently descended from Robert Noble who settled Nobletown. I know that my Canadian Nobles ancestors were Loyalists who settled in Kings County,NB in the 1780's. The first to come was, I thought, a Francis Noble, but new info suggests it was a Sylvanus Noble who recv'd the Hatfield Pt., Belleisle Bay grant where my grandfather Frederick grew up.
Descent is as follows;
Frederick Embree Nobles, b. 8/2/1896, son of
Robert James Nobles, b. 1/25/1853, son of
Francis Drake Nobles, b. 1813, son of
Deacon Robert Nobles, b. 1788, son of (?)
Francis Noble, b. 1757, or Sylvanus Noble, b. 1756, son of (?) Capt. Robert Noble, b. 1731 m. Lydia (Drake?) , of Nobletown, N.Y., son of (?)
Ensign Francis Noble, b.1699, d.1747 in battle at Minas, Nova Scotia
Most of this info came from my uncle who did this family research for the Mormon site.
I know that Capt. Robert Noble was supposedly a cousin of Matthew Noble (From research I did at Hillsdale Library, they have an account, "A HIstory Of Hillsdale, Columbia County, N.Y., by John F. Collin). This account tells of Matthew's settling of Sheffield and of Robert's settling of Nobletown and his clashes with authorities and Van Rensellaer.
Part of my confusion is that my uncle's research states that we're descended from Ensign Francis Noble who was with the British army, and came, with his brothers Arthur and James, to Boston in 1720. Capt. Robert Noble however, seems to be descended from the Noble family that had been in the Conn/Mass area from the 1600s.
There are 2 Robert Nobles in the "List of Losses" that you posted, do you know if they're related, or could possibly be the same person? Do you know, or can you tell me where to look to find out, if they might be a connection to my Loyalist Nobles? I've tried to find info on this Nobletown Robert Noble, but haven't found anything that verifies the connection to Matthew, or to my line, or to anyone. I'm having trouble fitting Sylvanus in as well. Any info, or direction would be greatly appreciated. Marion Nobles
While we wait for Thurlow Weed IV to get the Weed family tree to me, you might try to look at the biography of Thurlow Weed (the first one). There was a circulating copy in the Columbus Ohio main library a couple of years ago you might be able to get via inter library loan. He has a fair lisiting of the family in it.
According to the research of William Meade Olivett, Flornce with your dates was the daughter of Rowland Ollivett & Emma Lee. But then the family used the same name for many cousins in the same generations so it is confusing and difficult to trace.
There are also a LOT of Dorn burials in the Clove Cemetery in Dutchess County.
If I do manage to dig up more on Florence, I will let you know.
Could anyone help a friend of mine.
His Dad came on the "Erturla" ship arriving in New York, on 8-3-1903 from Germany.
He would like, and tried for a while, to find the list, so He could see if his Dad is listed.
Can any one offer a suggestion as to where to find the list., or does anyone have it, and could do a look up.?????
I am looking for infomration on Griffin WILDE, b. 1743, m. Anne BISHOP of Lebanon in 1770. They were allegedly among the founders of a new church in Hillsdale in the 1770-1800 time frame. They may have come from Kinderhook DRC and lived in Claverack. Does any of this register with someone on this list?
I am trying to locate some relatives and an obit. First, My G Father was Frank G. Brown lived in Elmsford @ 1885 till he died in 1950, and my G Mother was Bertha Baker Brown she died there in 1975, in a nursing home. They had 3 children, Richard F. Brown b 1922, Ross W. Brown b 1924 (deceased 1980) in Hudson N.Y., and my father Frank G. Brown Jr b 1930 (deceased 1996) in Prattville, Alabama. I'd like to find an Obit for Ross Wilson Brown who died in Hudson New York in October 1980. Does anyone know how or who I can get this information from?
I also have cousins from both Ross and Richard I'm trying to locate. They are Richard Frank Brown, @52 yrs old, who lived at 2019 Mosher in Houston Tx. and his brother David ,@ 48 yrs old,who lived at Rt 7 Box 818-8 Houston Tx. this was about 25 years ago. Another brother is Roy Wilson Brown @ 40 yrs old. Ross had an adopted son, Donald Ross Brown he's about 40 yrs old now also. My father also had a half brother his name is (was) ? Ellsworth Boothe. Don't have anything on him except he also is from the Elmsford area. And he is the oldest around 55 or older??? If anyone has any information to share I'd appreciate it. My e-mail is tannbrown(a)knology.net
The surname has so many spellings ! My gt.grandmother was a Shultes; her father left a memoir suggesting the family's name originated in Dresden, Germany where the name was Schulteis. His father is listed in Erie County, NY as Shultis. There were three brothers in Esopus: David, William and Barent in mid 1700s. Some put a "c" in the spelling.
Comfort Bullock was my 3rd gr-grandfather. I have his father as Daniel Bullock, Mother unknown. I got that info off the internet and the source was listed as the DAR bible records in the NYSL in Albany, NY.
Somewhere I got info that his mother was named Comfort. Frances (Spencer) Powell
Would appreciate any information on Michael Griffin, who, with his wife
and 3 children, immigrated from Ireland to the NYC area around 1850, and
later ran a hotel in a small town just north of NYC. Also info on his
son, Michael (Jr.), born in NY state and lived in Tivoli, NY (Dutchess
Co.). Michael (Jr.) married Helena Helgren in NYC on January 18,
1908. Both were living in Nyack, Rockland Co., NY at the time.