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
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?
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