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I'm looking for information about Youngs Station. This was a milk
processing station built at Youngs in the early to mid-1800s, under the
leadership, I am told, of William James Young(s), son of James C. Young(s).
I'm also looking for information about the community of Youngs Station,
later Youngs, that grew up around the station in the later 1800s.
(Robert L. Youngs
1001 Chateau Court
Blacksburg, VA 24060-3676
Thanks so much, John, for the long and interesting reply! Yes, Ella was most
likely John Love's next to the youngest daughter (b. abt 1853) by his last
wife Julia. I have her as Ellen E from Census sources, I believe. The
timeframe seems to fit for her as well.
> What was the Walton Academy? I found it on a 1869 Walton map and it is right
> behind my 2X Great Grandfathers house in Walton.
History of the Century
June 9 and 10, 1897
Edited by DAVID MURRAY, LL.D.
WILLIAM CLARKE, PUBLISHER
pages 581-583 HISTORY OF DELAWARE COUNTY
As at present organized, the town contains
twenty-three districts the last organized being
the Marvin Hollow district, which was organized
in 1850. The necessity for more and better edu-
cational facilities soon became apparent to the
people of the town, and in 1852 the Rev. J. S.
Pattengill, then pastor of the Congregational
church, a large hearted and liberal minded man,
began the agitation of more extensive
educational facilities. He made the theme the
subject of several sermons and lectures.
Awakened by these appeals, a subscription paper
was circulated and $3,300 was subscribed in sums
varying from $5 to $300 The subscribers were
elected trustees, to wit: Col. John Townsend, D.
H. Gay Hon. John Mead, Dr. J. S. McLaury,
William E.. White, Rev. J. S. Pattengill, Dr. T.
J. Ogden, Gen. B. J. Bassett, S. H. White, J. H.
St. John, Thomas Marvin, White Griswold,
Nathaniel Fitch The board was organized by the
election of John Mead as president; Dr. McLaury,
secretary; Nathaniel Fitch, treasurer 4. S.
Pattengill, John Mead, and T. 4. Ogden were
appointed a building committee. The land was
donated by John Townsend and J. Fells was
appointed master builder. The frame of the
building was erected June 23, 1853. The lower
floor was divided into two apartments, one used
as a chapel and the other for a primary
department. The upper floor was organized
themselves under the name of The Academy
Association. At a meeting. of the association
February 3, 1853, the following persons divided
into two school rooms, one for ladies anti one
for gentlemen. The entire cost of the building
was about four thousand dollars. The academy
was completed December 14th, 1853, and
incorporated by the regents February it), 1854.
The first principal employed was Mr. Eli M.
Maynard, assisted by his sister Miss Lucy A.
Maynard. Miss Adelaide Gardiner was the first
teacher in the primary department. Mr. Maynard
resigned in March, 1857. Henry E. Ogden acted
as principal during the spring term of 1857. M.
N. Horton took charge as principal August 26,
1857. During the spring of 1859 an addition was
built to the main building at a cost of
fifteen hundred dollars, and the lower rooms of
die main building were used entirely for a
chapel. Mr. Horton resigned March 1861. In
July, 186l, Sidney Crawford took charge as
principal, assisted by the following corps of
teachers: Miss Jennie S. Bostwick, Miss
Charlotte Marsh, who filled the position of
preceptress, Miss E.. Maria Ogden, teacher of
drawing anti painting. Hon. John Mead resigned
the presidency of the board March 30, 1863 and
David H. Gay was elected to succeed him.
Charles F. Sumner was engaged as principal and
began his duties August 24, 1864 He remained in
charge three years and was assisted by Miss Lena
F. Wheat as preceptress in 1864 and 1865 Miss
Jennie Sumner, 1865 and 1866 and Miss Jennie F.
Barnes, 1866 to 1867 Miss Hattie A Taylor had
charge of the primary department Mr. Sumner was
succeeded by Strong Cornstock, August 19th, 1867
and Miss Martha Atwood was preceptress. In the
spring of 1868 a union school was organized, and
the academy property transferred to the board
of education. In 1870 the Rev. D. T. Barclay
was chosen principal for the two following
years. The diplomas were first awarded in 1871
The first class consisted of Ella Love, Hannah
N. Benedict, Charlotte E. North, Cornelia F.
White Miss Laura Gay was engaged as preceptress
in 1876 and held the position until 1886 Mr.
Comstock was again called to fill the position
of principal in 1872 and continued in charge
until 1891, when Prof. Fairgrieve, of Fulton N
Y., was chosen as principal. Owing to the rapid
growth of the town, incident to the building of
the Ontario & Western railroad, the old building
soon became inadequate for the purpose for
which it was intended, and a new building was
erected in 1892 at a cost of about forty-five
thousand dollars. The new building is one of
the finest of the kind in the state, and was
completed and occupied in the fall of 1892.
Pam, notice that ELLA LOVE is listed as a member
of the first class after the Walton Academy
was transferred to the Board of Education.
Any relationship to the Loves you are searching for.
former resident, Franklin, N.Y.
I'm looking for information on the Gardiner CAGWIN family in the Sidney/
Franklin area of Delaware Co., NY. Gardiner married Candace ? and had a
daughter Lucinda CAGWIN b. abt 1807. Lucinda married David Wilber.
A CAGWIN family cemetary is located in Franklin, NY that has Candace and
children Gardner, Huggh, John S., and possibly Abigail and Thankful.
I would like to know if anybody has any information on this family.
Here's what I know so far:
b. abt 12 dec 1788
d. 16 dec 1872
b. abt 1807
d. 19 Jan 1880 Custer, Mason Co., MI
m. bef 1828 to David Wilber
b. abt 1809
d. 16 Sep 1872
b. abt 1812
d. 28 May 1887
John S. Cagwin
b. abt 1816
d. 28 May 1892
Thanks in advance for any information,
My family came from the eastern edge of Tompkins township and Walton. I found
some ancestors in the Cannonsville cemetery removal list and more by writting
the Walton Cemetery Association. The reinterrments are there plus my Great
Grandparents and some aunts and uncles, but I still can't find my 2X
GGrandparents, JOHN and JULIA LOVE. (but John's first and second wives are
there) Is there another cemetery near Walton or Cannonsville where they could
TO ALL DELAWARE COUNTY NEW YORK RESEARCHERS
I am pleased to announce that Gary Myers has put together a FAQ sheet
for the newly launched Search Engine capabilities on the Delaware
web-site. You will find this FAQ sheet on the "Search" page.
Since this search engine is a beta version, customized for use on this
web-site, we are very anxious to have feedback from you.
Have you tried it?
Have you had good results?
Have you had any problems?
Do you have any questions that the FAQ sheet doesn't answer?
We have tried to think it all through, but possibly we have missed
something. Please drop Gary a quick message with your thoughts. Gary's
e-mail address is: gary(a)gnv.fdt.net
Thanks to all who have sent comments in already. It really does help us
with our continued efforts to make the Delaware web-site one where you
can quickly find information regarding your ancestor.
I am looking for information on BENSON family. Here's my connection:
Hannah BENSON married Gideon WICKHAM 1800. He was born circa 1762. They
had at least one child, Henry WICKHAM who later became involved in antirent
Hannah's father was reportedly Benjamin Benson.
Any BENSONs out there, any clues?
Faith Wickham Shea
Hip hip hooray! The check is in the mail (joke).
> From: C Raymond LaFever <rlafever(a)juno.com>
> To: NYDELAWA-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: Re: NYDELAWA-D Digest V97 #30
> Date: Saturday, July 19, 1997 8:26 AM
> I think Joyce and Gary should be given a big big round of applause for
> the continuing enhancements to the home page. I found the search engine
> to work very well and to be very useful. Sorry I can't pay $500! I do
> sometimes wonder if Joyce and Gary have any lives, jobs, etc. The work
> continues to impress.
> Ray LaFever
> Manor Farm Cottage
> 22 Old Route 9
> Staatsburg, NY 12580 USA
I think Joyce and Gary should be given a big big round of applause for
the continuing enhancements to the home page. I found the search engine
to work very well and to be very useful. Sorry I can't pay $500! I do
sometimes wonder if Joyce and Gary have any lives, jobs, etc. The work
continues to impress.
Manor Farm Cottage
22 Old Route 9
Staatsburg, NY 12580 USA
Hello Delaware Cousins
>From the Coon Family Discussion list is a Delaware County item:
Subject: Fwd: Isaac COON query
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997 23:51:01 -0400 (EDT)
Forwarded to COON List by:
"In Search of Coonections"
In a message dated 6/25/97 10:48:43 AM, PXPF11A(a)prodigy.com (MR D E
>Recently I had a message from a COON family descendent who told me
>you might be able to help in my search for information on my great,
>great grandfather Isaac COON, born in Dutchess County, NY about 1792
>and moved to Delaware County, New York where he and his wife Abigail
>(nee WHIPPLE) of Vermont had a daughter Lucinda who married Charles C.
> CROSBY. I have reason to believe that Isaac was the son of Abraham &
>Martha COON who were in the 1800 census for Delaware County, NY. Do
>you have any information that might be helpful to me on these family
>members? Thanks. Don Risen in Modesto, CA. Internet: pxpf11a
I have several GAVETTs in my tree that I have been unable to connect, but
who appear to be related. If any of the following names catches your
attention, please let me know.
Mary C. Gavett (dau. of William G. Gavett) married Henry J. MYERS, b. abt.
1832, who was the son of Jacob Myers, my great-great-grandfather. Mary is
buried in a cemetery up the Millbrook. Jacob's father's name was Henry
Myers. William G. Gavett might have been William GREEN Gavett, sone of
George Washington Gavett and Delilah Green.
Henry J. Myers and wife Mary C. Gavett, according to the 1855 census, lived
with Mary's parents (William) and were next door to a George Gavett. This
might have been George Washington Gavett. In the 1860 and 1875 census, Henry
& Mary lived near a Levi Gavett.
I have a Samuel Gavett in my tree who married Jacob's sister, Sally Myers.
Sally was born June 7, 1804, died May 18, 1883. This might be the same
Samuel Gavett born October 10, 1802 who was the son of Geo. Washington
Gavett. In a deed dated June 26, 1864, Samuel & Sally sold 26 acres of land
to Sally's brother Jacob Myers. At the time, Samuel & Sally were living in
Shandaken, Ulster county.
I also have a Wesley Gavett, b. abt. 1839, who married Jane Catherine Myers,
b. abt. 1838. In 1864 she lived in Andes, NY. Jane was the daughter of Jacob
Myers, so she was my great grandaunt. Wesley ("Gavitt") served in Company G
of the 144th NY Volunteer Regiment. In the same muster roll, in Co. G, is
mentioned a Daniel W. Gavitt, born about 1842. Daniel died during the war.
Then there is a Catherine Gavett who married Jack/Jackson Myers. Jackson
Myers was another child of Jacob Myers and was born abt. 1833. Could Wesley
and Catherine have been siblings?
As far as I know, all of these Gavetts and Myerses were from Middletown or
Andes Township, Delaware County.
Finally, I have a Violetta GAVITT (different spelling), born January 27,
1799, died September 22, 1867 in Schoharie County. She married Nathan
WYCKOFF, my great-great grandfather. I believe they lived in Gilboa,
Can anyone establish any connection with these Gavetts or Myerses?
http://gnv.fdt.net/~gary/144thny.htm 144th NY Webmaster
I am interested in historical and genealogical
information concerning the town of East Branch,
Hancock Township, Delaware county, NY. Is there
anything published? Does anyone know when it
was first settled? The families of particular
interest are Smith and Twaddell.
Recently someone wrote in inquiring about motels in Walton. There are at
least two I am aware of. One is the CROWN MOTEL, 80 Liberty St, 13856. Phone
607-865-7167. I'm sure the other could be located thru operator. There is
also the Masonville Inn, just 20 minutes away with restaurant attached.
Several small restaurants on Delaware St.
I slipped up. Joyce and I have been working for about a week on a really
great search engine feature for the Delaware Page. One of the pre-launch
activities is to coordinate the announcement via two mailing lists and with
a new link on the Welcome page.
In one of the draft announcements, my warped sense of humor manifested
itself. Unfortunately, I mistakenly posted a draft announcement to the LIST
instead of just to Joyce Riedinger. The feature is certainly free and no one
has to send a check in. I hope no one was offended.
At any rate, the search feature works very well and should be a major
benefit to all researchers. Please try it out.
http://gnv.fdt.net/~gary/144thny.htm 144th NY Webmaster
In a message dated 97-07-17 18:56:20 EDT, you write:
<< Try it now! Simply go to the Delaware Welcome Page and follow the new link
or go to:
File Not found
The requested URL /~nydelawa/searchen.html was not found on this server.
Gary Myers wrote:
> To all researchers:
> The hard-working volunteers at the Delaware NYGenWeb site have just
> completed work on a project that provides you the capability to use a
> powerful search engine that will allow you to search for any name, place or
> word in all of the pages within the Delaware site. No more searching through
> multiple pages! This new feature lets you enter a specific search term and
> presents you with a clickable list of Delaware NY GenWeb sites that contain
> the word or words you are looking for.
> Try it now! Simply go to the Delaware Welcome Page and follow the new link
> or go to:
> This new capability is the first of its kind on the entire US GenWeb system.
> If you have any problems with this new search feature, please let me know.
> If you like the new feature, please mail a check for $500 to Joyce Riedinger
> and Gary Myers [just kidding, Joyce].
> Gary Myers
> e-mail: gary(a)gnv.fdt.net
> http://gnv.fdt.net/~gary/144thny.htm 144th NY Webmaster
I tried the new address and I couldn't get there, also didn't see the
link on the Delaware page. What am I doing wrong.