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At 09:18 PM 6/4/97 -0400, you wrote:
>I read in one of "The Echo" publications that Leslie LeValley passed
>away. Do you have contacts with his estate, heirs, or whatever the
>proper terminology would be? If you already knew he was deceased, then
>I apologize for this message.
Unfortunately, I have no knowledge of Leslie LeValley. Perhaps another
http://gnv.fdt.net/~gary/144thny.htm 144th NY Webmaster
The cemetery near where the Red School House was, is in Sullivan County.
We were returning home from somewhere in late Feb or early March and I
wanted to drive up some of the roads in the area to see where some of
the cemeteries are. We turned onto Co. Rte. 134 (which I think is
called RockValley Road) and my husband alerted me to a cemetery up on a
hill (if you were looking straight ahead or at eye level you would miss
it). It is on the left side of the road (if you are going North) on Co.
Rte. 134 just before or accross from where Fernwood Road intersects.
There is no place to park there, you would need to pull off on Fernwood
and walk across. The cemetery is up a short but steep hill. It does
not appear to be one that is maintained. The graves stones are OLD and
a lot of the writing is worn or gone. I did not have a lot of time to
check it out fully that day (it was a rainy-cold day and my son was in
the car and not up for my cemetery visiting). I want to go back to
visit since at least one of my relatives is supposed to be there (a
g-grandaunt, who is a daughter of William Wood, and her husband). I
remember there was one interesting plot. It was a small white stone
monument with smaller stones around it with some sort of low-small fence
(from memory). I don't remember what the name was, but if you are
looking for a Rickard and have something that leads you to this
cemetery, maybe he's there. I looked at the names so fast, and at that
time I did not know my family was related to the Rickards.
I hope I haven't bored anyone too much. :-O
Researching: BENNETT, DOX, GALLAGHER, HUGHS, KING, LANAHAN,
LEWIS, TOBIN, WOOD
> Thanks for the information. I had expected to find Robert in the
> Rickard cemetery. However, I have a diagram of that cemetery and he
> does not seem to be present. I got the diagram from the Basket
> Historical people, so it may be what you saw in the Echo. The Rickard
> family bible that I have lists him as having died October 21, 1918 and
> as having been buried at Goulds, NY on October 24, 1918.
> Since you have the Basket map, can you tell me whether the Basket
> cemetery at the Red School House is in Delaware county or Sullivan
> County? Thanks.
> Mary Ann
> ______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________
> Subject: Re: cemetery names
> Author: <NYDELAWA-L(a)rootsweb.com> at ##internet
> Date: 6/3/97 6:48 PM
> Mary Ann,
> There are (were) several cemeteries in Goulds according to "The Basket
> Letters Map". The map shows the following (these are the names given on
> the map, I do not know if they are all still there or if the names are
> different): Goulds Cem (looks to be near where Fishes Creek Road and
> Klondike Road meet); Rickard Cem (looks like it is on Arlyn Milk Road);
> Ryder Cem (appears to be on Klondike Rd closer to where it meets Charles
> Medler Rd); and Marysville Cem (also off Charles Medler Road and also one
> of the ones I'm interested in). I thought I saw in one of the past
> issues of The Echo publications some Rickards listed for a cemetery. But
> it could have been the Rickard Cem. When I get a chance, I'll look and
> Carol Parrella
I'm resending the following (I sent it earlier, but I think there were
server problems tonight, so I only saw my last two messages on the
mailing list...this is the first one):
> I have several questions which I think I will post separately, so that
> if anyone does respond they can do so to that particular question.
> All of a sudden yesterday I felt so overwhelmed by all of this research
> (though I would never give it up...it is much too interesting,
> fascinating, etc.) that I was not sure in which direction to go next. I
> have collected tons of info on how to do research, but I guess until I
> make a field trip, I will not know exactly how it works. I have printed
> and saved every scrap of paper with any possible connection for the
> families I'm researching. I thought that I should enlist the help of my
> fellow Delaware readers who are so knowledgeable (I am only six months
> Here goes......
> I thought I read somewhere that Federal Census Records were also
> available at the NYS Library/Archives (along with the State Census).
> Now when I look back at my info, I don't know why or where I got that
> impression. Does anyone know for sure? Also, if they do not hold the
> Federal info, is there a "one-stop shopping" (thanks for the good phrase
> Ruth Ann) for Federal info other than in Washington, DC? I have a lot
> of copies of pages I'm interested for different counties (Fed cens) and
> was thinking of sending away to NARA for them, but this gets expensive
> (with the number I want) and I'm wondering how reliable some of the
> indexes are for having the exact page numbers right (I could end up
> ordering someone else's info). ANY HELP, ADVICE, ETC. APPRECIATED!
> Thank you all!
> Carol Parrella
Hello Sylvia ...
I am not trying to be rude, but when I looked at the residents of Hait
Cemetery, I noticed two HIGBIEs.
I wondered if you saw these names for yourself? Was the headstone(s) clear
and easy to read? I've found the name HIGBIE when it has actually been
HIGLEY ... of course that includes Highly, etc. I just wondered because I
actually found a variation in spelling from printed records when I pulled a
Braille feel at an old Natchitoches, LA cemetery.
Sorry to be a nosy pest ... clemi higley blackburn
> From: Sylvia Ackerson <ackerson(a)snail.nccoast.net>
> To: NYDELAWA-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: Family Cemeteries - Roses Brook
> Date: Friday, May 02, 1997 3:34 AM
> Good Evening Ladies & Gentlemen!
> I do not know if these are in Joyces list or not, but up on Roses Brook
> where the Brook road intersects with Morse Rd. there is a cemetery which
> supposed to be a "Hait" Cemetery. It is right next to the little school
> house. Aunt Vera Hait and I went up and explored it one summer evening
> while we were camping up on the pond. I wrote down all that I could find
> markers for. We also explored a cemetery up on Morse Road (right next to
> the McDowell cabin). I also have a list of those buried there that I
> read. It is referred to as "The Nesbitt Cemetery".
> Hait Family Cemetery -- Relay Farm, Roses Brook
> William Higbie d. 9 Aug 185X 82 y
> Delilah Higbie d. 2 Oct 1828 52y
> Almira d. 10 May 1876 82y 8m wife of Henry C. Ryer
> Henry C. Ryer no dates
> Geirge W. Ryer d. 11 Oct 1865 43y 10m 13d
> (husband of Mary L. Hait)
> Herman Burroughs d. 16 Jan 1895 69y 8m
> Stephen Hait d. 3 Jul 1868 71y 2m
> Betsey M. Patterson d.19 Jan 1893 80y 5m 22d (2nd wife)
> NOTE: On Betsey's d. rec in the Town Clerk's Ofc it gives 18 Jan 1893 and
> gives her age as 80y 5m 20d
> Betsey Hait d 3 Aug 1837 40y 5m 28d (1st wife of Stephen Hait; nee Lyon)
> Polly Taylor d24 Apr 1829 58y 8m 5d
> wife of Samuel Squipp
> Miles C. Dales d. 12 Oct 1814 19 Apr 1896
> Elvira Ellis b. 10 Dec 1827 d. 10 Dec 1869 wife fo
> Miles C. Dales
> John Dales b. 16 Jan 1774 d. 30 Jun 1831
> Sarah Cavin b. 11 Aug 1779 d. 25 Aug 1847
> Jannet Morehouse d. 22 Mar 1847 60y
> Mary Morehouse d. 22 Sep 1830 79y
> wife of Abijah Morehouse
> John S. Dales b. 21 Feb 1812 d. 29 Dec 1814
> Mathew Dales b. 31 Mar 1804 d. 24 Sep 1823
> Nesbitt Cemetery -- located on Morse Rd.
> Alexander d. 12 Jul 1838 10y 26d
> Gilbert d. 12 Jul 1838 5y 4m
> Jane d 25 Apr 1835 69y
> wife of William Nesbitt
> William Nesbitt d. 31 Jul 1865 65y 2m 29d
> George Nesbitt d. 1 Jun 1857 66y 2m 26d
> Nancy dau d. Aug 1846
> Elizabeth d. 26 Mar 1877 85y 5m 13d
> wife of George
> Polly A.
> William d. 30 Jul 1862 42y 7m
> Idell b. 12 Jul 1810 d. 24 Apr 1883
> Mary E. Ryer
> S. L. Vroman d. 12 Aug 188X 27y
> Joyce: Yes, you may! :-)
Hello Ruth ...
Until I returned to Childress two years ago to care for my Dad, I lived
in Lubbock, TX. Our Genealogy soc. purchased film - 1/2pmt. by individual &
1/2 pmt. by soc. All I purchased concerned New Eng states.
I've gone through and copied all census records available to me. I
ordered films from LDS in Lubbock time and again.
I used Everetts Gene. Helper and found cousins who are stuck at the exact
place as I.
I'm sec'y/treas. for our annual Higley reuion in KS.
I am contacted frequently for help and have been able to connect everyone
except this line back to the STRONGs, BISSELLs, DRAKEs, BREWSTERs, etc.
I've helped Robert Fulghum on a "Home on the Range" portion of one of his
I've helped a reporter in Denver write a feature story on the line.
I just can't get to the area and look at Delhi, Davenport, and other
places I have feelings about.
I have census from NY, and have identified some as mine. There are some
David Higleys I can't connect, as well as others. I mention David because
he's long been considered a strong possibility.
I need wills/probate, birth/christenings, church memberships ... those
items which will connect.
Thank you for writing and do keep thinking. The father of John was the one
think I wanted to give my dad, but suddenly it was too late. It still
bothers me so much ...
> From: Ruth Armstrong <armstron(a)silcon.com>
> To: NYDELAWA-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: Re: Delaware family mystery
> Date: Sunday, June 01, 1997 3:07 PM
> Clemi Blackburn wrote:
> > Hello and please help ...
> > (Marion?) Francis HIGLEY b. 21 Nov 1807/1808 Davenport, Delaware, NY &
> > 31 Jan 1887/1888 Adams Co., IL
> > mar. 30 Nov 1830 NY (poss. Otsego Co., NY)
> > Maria WILBER/WILBUR b. 1810 & d. bef 1841 prob. Davenport, Delaware, NY
> > where bur. with the triplets who (including mother) all died at
> > birth.
> > Francis also mar. Mary UTTER and resided for a time in Delaware
> > The above Francis was son of John HIGLEY (b. 1770/1772 NY/CN) & Mariam
> > ORCHUTT/ORCHETT
> > Among the children of Francis & Maria were twins:
> > Russel & Rossel b. 10 Jan 1833 Davenport, Delaware, NY
> > Now For My Problems:
> > I have nothing else on Francis or Maria; Mary UTTER; John or Mariam.
> > I know nothing on the parents of the women.
> > I have no documents. Everything is what I've been sent, read or told.
> > No one has found the parents of John. I have been looking for
> > something/anything for 30 years and have not found a single item. This
> > is sparse on NY and NEng.
> > I'm in Childress, TX. No large library nearby and I have checked the
> > closest ones.
> > The HIGLEY books do NOT help me. I have copies of all four.
> > Our little LDS does NOT have microfilm capabilities (though we've
> > expected it since Jan 1996)
> > I have (alone and with bbs help) tried to find John's line through
> > women, but nothing.
> > Is there anyone who can/will help me with anything: cemetery; birth;
> > marriage; court; history; just anything?
> > I can provide more of Johns' male children with some data.
> > I can provide the other 15 or so children (with wonderfully unique
> > of Francis and his wives (several multiple births) inc.
> > dates/locales/spouses.
> > Please help me. I cannot do it alone and do not know where to turn.
> > Thank you for any help ... clemi
> > clemi higley blackburn
> Until your local Mormon FHL offers borrowing privileges from Salt Lake
> City, you might find the following helpful:
> American Genealogical Lending Library - Historic Resources
> P.O. Box 329
> Bountiful, UT 84011
> Tel: (801) 298-5446
> Many genealogists are using this lending library as it provides a wide
> range of material. It advertises in THE GENEALOGICAL HELPER.
> Another source would be what is available via Interlibrary Loan from
> your local library from your Texas State Library. Perhaps you can
> access its library card catalog with a modem.
> Offhand, sounds as if you could use some census indexes for NY.
> Hope this helps.
> Ruth Armstrong
I have a Anna Lena KELLY b 2-24-1852 m Theadore Morris HAWKS.I dont have
much Info on these guys but will share whatever I have. I am researching
HAWKS, but keep seeing surnames of peaple they married may by I can get
***********Don't mention this on the list, but I have a list of people
buried in the Vega Cem which was made up by Irma Mae. I want to find it
before I say anything in case someone wants something looked up.*************
I MUST remember that when I hit reply it may go back to the list! Sorry!
Well, now that you are all aware of this, I will look for the list
At 07:30 PM 5/30/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi Sylvia... So glad to hear from you about your MORSE family. Some
files, that have been sent to me, can be opened. Others, I have not had
success with. I'm really not sure what the difference is. No matter
what....It is so exciting to finally be in contact with someone that is
descended from a sibling of my Elizabeth MORSE. I have no info except for
names for your Ira and Elizabeth (SHOUT) MORSE.
I am trying to catch up from last night.... I know what you mean about
being exciting. This list has been a real inspiration. I have ALL the
info for Ira and Elizabeth's family; right down to the present in our
branch of course. Tell me what the files are that you can't open and
maybe I can help you figure it out.
>In the early 80's, my husband and I visited Delaware Co and the Vega
>Cemetery. The only "family" stones that we found were for MEAD and
>CARTWRIGHT. Elizabeth MORSE's dau by her 1st husband m. Eber CARTWRIGHT.
Don't mention this on the list, but I have a list of people buried in the
Vega Cem which was made up by Irma Mae. I want to find it before I say
anything in case someone wants something looked up.
>At that time, I too, became acquainted with Irma Mae Griffen and bought
Irma was a character to say the least. I have a file full of letters from
her. She was the Roxbury Correspondent for the local papers and used to
think faster than she typed. When I saw a letter from her in my mailbox I
knew I would be busy for a few hours trying to decipher it! She was very
knowledgable of all families in the Roxbury area, but she was not always
accurate with her information. I found several mistakes in things she had
put in the library. I think that she tried to do too much too fast if you
know what I mean.
>I had found somewhere that the father of Joseph MORSE, who m. Irena
HAYNES,was Joseph MORSE. Then a fellow researcher said that his father was
John MORSE, b. in Dutchess Co, NY. I received a copy of the files
available at the Putnam Co. Historical Soc and there are definitely files
on the MORSE/MORRIS/MOSHIER family. I hope to vistit there this summer to
see what I can find. They also have files on the HAYNES, MEAD, and WHITE
Yes, Joseph's father was Joseph and I believe that his father was Samuel.
There was talk that it was Samuel Morse (Morse Code), but I have read his
biography and there was no mention of wife or children.
>I would love to find out more on this family. Joshua WHITE and Elizabeth
MORSE were my husbands 3rd or 4th gr-grandparents 4 times. So there is a
strong connection to the family.
I have some that I received from a gal in PA. I will try and locate it and
get it to you. Just please be patient with me as it may take a couple of
days. I am going to try and dig some stuff out tomorrow afternoon as I
know my hubby will be on the computer!
>Thanks so much for writing. I hope to hear from you again soon. I have
pretty complete records for Joshua and Elizabeth if you should want them....
I will remember that, in fact I want to print out all these posts regarding
the Morse Family etc. so I can refer to them. I have a little bit on
several Roxbury families that I extracted from Irma Mae's book.
I can't remember if we've spoke before but I also have a Mason White who
at "White's Pond" in Chenango county. He married Isabelle Sargent, but she
died a year after they were married. Isabella "Belle" Sargent was b. 1876 &
m. Mason White 1894. Have you ever run across this name?
Thanks for any replies, and sorry I couldn't help you more. All my research is
in Chenango co from 1800's on.
At 02:40 PM 5/31/97 -0400, you wrote:
>I'm trying to find a WHITE family around Chenango Co...Ellis White, b. 1842.
> The family moved to Ill, and married BECKERS from Deleware, Schoharie
At 04:29 PM 5/31/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Tried to go to site written by Robert Taylor about NARA from your 144th
>page, but the URL was not found.
Thank you! I forgot to upload the page. It should be there now.
http://gnv.fdt.net/~gary/144thny.htm 144th NY Webmaster
Hi. I deleted my messages last night so I don't remember who was asking
about the Kelley's. I don't have written info on them, but today I was
going through some copies of photos from my grandmother's album and I
found a picture of a little girl (I'd say about 3 or 4 yrs) and the
picture was labeled "Virginia Kelley". My mother has the original
album, and I think there may have been other photos in it. (My
grandmother was Rose (Tobin) Wood.) I don't know if this person is one
of your Kelley's, but if they are, I guess this would be another
tesitment to the spelling of the last name.
Researching: BENNETT, DOX, GALLAGHER, HUGHS, KING, LANAHAN, LEWIS,
Since you bring up the Akley family, I have a ??? Akley who married
Mary Williams. They had four children: Warren, Herman, Clara and Bertha.
Does any of this mean anything to you? The children would have been born in
the mid-to-late 1800s. I have the name spelled both Ackley and Akley.
In a message dated 97-05-31 12:15:12 EDT, you write:
<< Hi Jim-
Would be very interested on your information on the Meads and Ganoungs.
My ggrandparents were Henry H. Mead and Harriet Akley. He was a son of
Leonard and Ann Hammond Mead. The information you have on Nathaniel F.
Mead and Nancy Ganoung roughly parallels ours, though it sounds as though
you may have more information than we have. Family tradition has it that
the American indian facial features and skin tone that have come down
through the family can be traced to Nancy Ganoung, though we have not
been able to trace her family further.
My father, who passed away last November, was Charles W. Hunt and his
parents were William Charles Hunt and Edith Agnes Mead, daughter of Henry
Mead and Harriet Akley.
Nice to meet a new cousin!
Jill (Hunt) Walch
Hello and please help ...
(Marion?) Francis HIGLEY b. 21 Nov 1807/1808 Davenport, Delaware, NY & d.
31 Jan 1887/1888 Adams Co., IL
mar. 30 Nov 1830 NY (poss. Otsego Co., NY)
Maria WILBER/WILBUR b. 1810 & d. bef 1841 prob. Davenport, Delaware, NY
where bur. with the triplets who (including mother) all died at their
Francis also mar. Mary UTTER and resided for a time in Delaware Co.
The above Francis was son of John HIGLEY (b. 1770/1772 NY/CN) & Mariam
Among the children of Francis & Maria were twins:
Russel & Rossel b. 10 Jan 1833 Davenport, Delaware, NY
Now For My Problems:
I have nothing else on Francis or Maria; Mary UTTER; John or Mariam.
I know nothing on the parents of the women.
I have no documents. Everything is what I've been sent, read or told.
No one has found the parents of John. I have been looking for
something/anything for 30 years and have not found a single item. This area
is sparse on NY and NEng.
I'm in Childress, TX. No large library nearby and I have checked the
The HIGLEY books do NOT help me. I have copies of all four.
Our little LDS does NOT have microfilm capabilities (though we've
expected it since Jan 1996)
I have (alone and with bbs help) tried to find John's line through the
women, but nothing.
Is there anyone who can/will help me with anything: cemetery; birth; death;
marriage; court; history; just anything?
I can provide more of Johns' male children with some data.
I can provide the other 15 or so children (with wonderfully unique names)
of Francis and his wives (several multiple births) inc.
Please help me. I cannot do it alone and do not know where to turn.
Thank you for any help ... clemi
clemi higley blackburn
Susan K Haake
Last weekend I was going through an old trunk that belonged to my
grandmother. I found an old ledger with entries dating back to the
1840's. The ledger belonged to a shoemaker. There was a promissory
note to George F. Davis of Harpersfield in it so the ledger could have
been his. Part of the ledger was used as a scrapbook. It contains many
newspaper articles and some obituaries and wedding announcements. I
have obituaries for Mary BREWSTER, Lorenzo KETCHUM, Lydia SIMONSON
HOWARD, Elizabeth BURROWS HAYNES, Gleason RULIFSON, Henry BUCKINHAM,
Peter I. MERRIAM, Daughter of Eli and Mary DAYTON, Eliza STURGIS,
Hamilton S. PRESTON, Duncan C. LAMPORT, John CAMPBELL, Chester BROWN.
The earliest date appears to be 1886. There is an article about an
Amelia B. MONTGOMERY of Hobart who was shot by her husband. There are
wedding announcements for Mina SIMONSON and Jewett DYER, also for Hattie
E. YANSON and Edgar S. BOUTON. I would be happy to send a copy of an
obituary to anyone who would be interested.
Sue Haake Colfax WI
At 01:57 AM 6/1/97 -0400, you wrote:
>I would like to inform you about one of the dead from Company I of the
>144th. His name was Samuel McDougall, born in 1841 in Davenport(or Milford),
>was the son of John McDougall and Rhoda Townsend, died April 6, 1863 of
>Fairfax Hospital VA, and I BELIEVE is buried near the hospital. He was the
>brother of my gg-grandfather Floyd McDougall. The McDougalls lived in Davenport
>from before 1855 to 1870 at which time they moved to Franklin.
Thanks. Of the 112 men of the 144th mentioned in McKee's as having died in
service, 88 are at Beaufort. I've visited that cemetery only, so I don't
know about the others, but perhaps more are at Fairfax. Perhaps someone on
the LIST lives near there and can locate the grave for you. I am re-posting
your message there now.
http://gnv.fdt.net/~gary/144thny.htm 144th NY Webmaster
We now have two additional features on the 144th NY page. First is an index
to the grave locations of all 88 men of the 144th buried at the National
Cemetery in Beaufort, SC. The index will not only allow you to determine
whether or not a family member is buried there, but will also allow you to
find the exact grave location.
If anyone finds a relative there and would like a photograph taken of a head
stone, please let me know and on my next trip to South Carolina from
Florida, I'll take my camera and return to you via e-mail a digitized photo.
The next feature is a narrative contributed by Robert Taylor that explains
how to obtain information from the National Archives Records Administration.
Also, some of the maps have been updated.
And, REMEMBER, we need your material! If you have any old war-era letters or
photos, or know of any books on the 144th in the Civil War, please let me
know. THANK YOU!
http://gnv.fdt.net/~gary/144thny.htm 144th NY Webmaster
I have a Nataniel Mead, b. abt. 1728, d. in 1814, son of John and Elizabeth
(Lockwood), who married (as her 2nd husband), Hannah Seymour, b. 3 Oct. 1753;
d. in 1853, dau. of Samuel(5) Seymour of Greenwich, CT. Samuel(5) Seymour
was my g.g.g.g.g. grandfather. His son, William (and his grandson, William,
Jr.) were born in Greenwich. William(Sr.) removed to Newburgh, NY ca. 1790
where he was a merchant and ship-builder until he died in 1811. William, Jr.
removed from Newburgh to Cannonsville, Delaware Co. ca. 1803, married Dorothy
Lord of Prattsville, Greene Co., and had 9 sons and 1 daughter - all born in
Cannonsville. If you think there is a connection, please e-mail me at