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Sorry. Pine Hill is just off NY Rt 28, about 35 miles west of Kingston, in
westernmost Ulster County, at the foot of the long grade up to Highmount.
----- Original Message -----
From: floyd howard <fwhoward(a)mkl.com>
To: Steven Delibert <STEVDEL(a)prodigy.net>
Sent: Friday, December 31, 1999 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: [NYDELAWA-L] Shandaken Town - Pine Hill Museum Open House
> Where is it located? Pine Hill that is?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Steven Delibert <STEVDEL(a)prodigy.net>
> To: <NYDELAWA-L(a)rootsweb.com>
> Sent: Friday, December 31, 1999 4:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [NYDELAWA-L] Shandaken Town - Pine Hill Museum Open House
> January 9
> > Right over the border from Delaware County and I assume of interest
> > many Delaware Countians, the Shandaken Historical Museum, Academy St.,
> > Hill, is holding an open house Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, 1-5 pm.
> > Of possible particular interest will be a gallery of unidentified
> > from their files. Perhaps you can recognize a relative.
> > Tel. 914-254-4460; email townmuseum(a)catskillpark.com (may or may not
> > work; they are just getting on line); snow date Jan. 16.
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Right over the border from Delaware County and I assume of interest to
many Delaware Countians, the Shandaken Historical Museum, Academy St., Pine
Hill, is holding an open house Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, 1-5 pm.
Of possible particular interest will be a gallery of unidentified photos
from their files. Perhaps you can recognize a relative.
Tel. 914-254-4460; email townmuseum(a)catskillpark.com (may or may not
work; they are just getting on line); snow date Jan. 16.
I am looking for researchers looking for the name Sarr or Saar from
this list. My Sarr line moved from New York to Ohio in about 1849.
I have checked rootsweb surname listing for Sarr and could not find
one. Can someone from this list please help me.
Tom Jenkins from Texas tjenkins(a)ghg.net
I should have double-checked this before sending it earlier today.
I added new notes to the bottom.
>Happy New Year!
>A few months ago, I was corresponding with someone - on the list -
>who was looking for information about Catherine Rosa Wood.
>It's odd that she is noted as "Mrs. Catherine Rosa", but I believe that
>these three entries are all the same person.
>This information was sent to me by my "Secret Santa"!
>>...."Rosa - Mrs. Catharine Rosa, born in Plattekill, Ulster Co., Sept. 18,
>>1801. Moved to Walton in 1839, where she still resides."
>>8 Feb. 1896
>>Died, "Wednesday", Mrs. Catherine Rosa, mother of Stephen and
>>Jacob Wood, aged 95 y. 5 m. Burial was in Griswold Cemetery,
>>near Colchester Station. [Item by Pinesville Corr., pg. 1]
>>16 Jan. 1897
>>Deaths in Walton during 1896:
>> 5 Feb. Catherine Rosa, aged 95 y.
>>These entries are from a compilation done by Victor Goodrich entitled
>>"Any News From Walton?" He extracted family/historical information
>>from the various Walton newspapers of the time. The date you see is the
>>newspaper issue date. Note: The dates are not in chronological order
>>and any info contained within brackets [ ] is info that Mr. Goodrich
>>has added himself.
This needs to be verified!
- I think her name is Catherine (maiden name) Wood Rosa.
- Her first husband's name is probably Benjamin Wood.
- Her second husband's name is James Rosa.
(There is a Catherine Rosa -2nd wife of James - buried in the Rosa
Cemetery who died on the same day as the Catherine listed above.
But, the posting says that she died at the age of 92 which puts her
birth year at 1804.)
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Have a military paper of James Sinclair showing that Evelucinda (Scott)
Sinclair was buried there in 1863. He had 2 more wives after that but
understand from the family that he was buried with Evelucinda. He died in
1922. I wrote to the cemetery and evidently they do no have a card index -
they had a Sinclair buried there but they could not read the name. Can any
of you people help me. Zelma Anderson
Happy New Year!
A few months ago, I was corresponding with someone - on the list -
who was looking for information about Catherine Rosa Wood.
It's odd that she is noted as "Mrs. Catherine Rosa", but I believe that
these three entries are all the same person.
This information was sent to me by my "Secret Santa"!
>...."Rosa - Mrs. Catharine Rosa, born in Plattekill, Ulster Co., Sept. 18,
>1801. Moved to Walton in 1839, where she still resides."
>8 Feb. 1896
>Died, "Wednesday", Mrs. Catherine Rosa, mother of Stephen and
>Jacob Wood, aged 95 y. 5 m. Burial was in Griswold Cemetery,
>near Colchester Station. [Item by Pinesville Corr., pg. 1]
>16 Jan. 1897
>Deaths in Walton during 1896:
> 5 Feb. Catherine Rosa, aged 95 y.
>These entries are from a compilation done by Victor Goodrich entitled
>"Any News From Walton?" He extracted family/historical information
>from the various Walton newspapers of the time. The date you see is the
>newspaper issue date. Note: The dates are not in chronological order
>and any info contained within brackets [ ] is info that Mr. Goodrich has
Holiday Greetings to all,
I've made my new years resolution early and since I love pastry and chocolate
so much dieting isn't it!!
I've been on my Stevens quest for years and am only a few steps further than
when I started, so this is the year to find the missing links. Some of the
links are in Delaware county, some in Sullivan and from what I've been told
around Pompton Lakes New Jersey. Quite an area to cover.
A few weeks ago while looking through the census records of Hancock for my
husbands Roses, I stumbled upon Minnie Stevens and my grandfather James
(first time we've found him on a census). Minnie is his mother, anyway
listed with them is Josiah stevens who was 65, minnie was 32 and James was
6(?) this was the 1900 census. From there Minnie went to colchester where
she lived for many years, and married Ira ward. WE still don't know where
she's buried, or when she died. Josiah we figure is minnies father in law,
as we believe her husbands name was Joseph. the family bible also has an
edith stevens and an eli josiah stevens, no dates. Confused?? we sure are-
every family has a mystery but this is crazy!!!
The theory that people didn't move about as much in the olden days as we do
today is hogwash!! We have lived in the same town since 1983, other than 3
years in the service. None of our relatives have been anywhere that long!!!
Anyway hope everyone is successful with their resolutions, Happy and a very
safe New Year to all.
I have visited the Hamden cemetery on several occasions
where my EATON ancestors are buried in a family plot. I did
not know before that a gggreat uncle also came over from
Dunnichen and lived in the vicinity. Thus I never looked for
any FIFE graves. Since I discovered this I have found
several FIFE names on the NYDELAWA web site, but not
specifically that of Charles Rankin FIFE. I would be
interested in any FIFE names in the Hamden cemetery if you
have an opportunity to check for them. Thanks, Jim
Greetings to all -- hope you had a lovely Christmas & that the coming century holds many good things in store for all of us. One of the blessing of the century we are leaving has been this web site. I loved the stories from Lodema & Arlie. Now I am emboldened to send mine.
Our tree has only 'special' decorations. The oldest is a bit of lace worn by my great-great-grandmother on a 'neck piece' at her wedding in 1852. There are also two ornaments, probably from the 1930's, one from my family and one from my husband's. Everything else is hand-made, gifts from family and friends, starting with the tree skirt my mother-in-law made for us the first year we were married (1957) and continuing through stuffed felt ones from a cousin, copied by my children when they were little; crocheting, tatting, and needle-point are all represented; right up the the latest ones this year from Williraye Studio's (our nephew Jeff WILLIam and his wife Bobbe RAYE) which are sold at Hallmark Stores & other places all over the US. Another tradition is hickory nut cupcakes.
And now for a story: ........
[It is a true story -- that happened the day before Christmas this year -- 1999].
Eileen Williams, [a relative] called this morning to tell us she was going to Baraboo [about 20 miles away] for an appointment, so we shouldn't worry if we called and didn't get an answer. A few hours later she called again to say she didn't go to Baraboo. The following story explains why she didn't go.
Eileen got about a quarter of a mile from her home and had a flat tire, -- the first problem she has ever had with her car, she says. Now you should know that Eileen is 80 years old and not in good health, -- in no way capable of changing a tire or walking any distance for help, -- especially with the cold and slippery winter conditions we had today.
The place Eileen had the flat, was not near any business, but there was a house near-by. Since most people would likely be at work in mid-morning, Eileen wasn't sure what she should do, but she decided to go to the house in hopes someone would be at home. You can imagine her relief when the door was answered by a pleasant young woman who invited her in to use the phone. Now that is close to a miracle right there, -- being invited into the house in this day and age when we are all getting less and less trusting of strangers.
Eileen called her garage only to find they were closed. "Now what?" she wondered. The young woman said, "Well, if you will 'baby-sit' my three children, I will go out and change the tire for you." Not only did this fine person play 'Good Samaritan' but she also trusted her children to this stranger -- and wouldn't take any compensation for it either. She said she would get her reward in Heaven.
Eileen said the children were darling and well-behaved, so she had no trouble with her part of the bargain. A neighbor of the lady came over and helped her finish up the change job -- and used jumper cables to get her going again. In the excitement, Eileen had left her lights on and no one noticed.
Eileen took the tire to the Breunig Service Station where they fixed it up as good as new, making an an entirely happy ending to what started out to look like it might be a bad day. The rewarding experience with these nice people more than made up for the inconvenience of the flat tire. I hope you all think this is as nice a Christmas story as I do.
Hey all , hope all had a great holiday, just wanted to relate a small thing that happened to me yesterday, may not mean much to some but others may relate to it,
My mother had in her possession a Christmas ornament that was my fathers, she gave it to me and then told me something I did not know, this ornament had belonged to my Great Grand Father Leon DuBois, that makes it over 100 years old, its not much to look at anymore , but to me it means the world, to think from now on a piece of my family history will hang on my tree every year,
and like my mother has done, I will pass it on to my son,
Guess this kinda makes it a family tradition now.
researching, DuBois, Steenrod, Smith, Francisco, Hall, Benjamin and Dolan
Although primarily to Arlie DuBois, I am replying to the entire list to
stress documentation and preservation to all of you wonderful searchers out
Arlie, That's terrific. Genealogy is much more than collecting the greatest
number of associated names. It is collecting traditions; it is collecting
small items that link us to our past; it is collecting a sense of the times
in which our forebearers lived and laughed and struggled.
Please get a sturdy box for your ornament. Have your mother write about how
it came into her possession. Have her include some family traditions that
she remembers. Does she remember the first time she saw the trim? Write
down how you felt when your mother gave it to you. Put your dated narratives
in the bottom of box, pack the ornament carefully, and put it away until next
Christmas. You said you never knew it came from Leon and Lenora's home.
Without documentation and preservation it could revert to just another old,
rather ratty decoration.
I have a yellow dish shaped like a pear. I remember that it sat on Mothere's
dresser when I was young. Mother died in 1971, and I recently found the
packed away in a box. I can't keep everything, and so I relegated it to the
yard sale box. Concurrently, I was reading her old diaries when I came
across an entry for April 2, 1943, four days before her 36th birthday, in the
middle of Word War II. Mother describes the dish is detail. It was a gift
from her pastor's wife, and was, to Mother, a most beautiful and precious
thing in economically strined times. I took the dish out of the yard sale
box, copied the diary entry and taped it to the bottom along with my
narrative about its close call with the indignity of a yard sale. I also
moved it to the living room.
Have a wonderful new year. This list is the greatest.
Lodema DuBois Jenkins
This story was in our church bulletin and well worth the few minutes
it takes to read, it is really food for thought. Why do we celebrate
I don't understand it, but I think it was about a birthday celebration
for our Son. I think that was what it was all about. The people had been
preparing for it for about 6 weeks. They decorated the house and bought
new clothes. They'd gone shopping many times and bought elaborate gifts.
It was peculiar, though, because the presents werent for our SON. They
wrapped them in beautiful paper with lovely bows and put under a tree.
Yes, a tree, Joseph, right in their house. They had decorated the tree
also. The branches were full of glowing balls and sparkling ornaments.
There was a figure on the top, and looked like an angel might. Oh it
was beautiful. everyone was laughing and happy. They were all excited
about the gifts. They gave the gifts to each other, Joseph, not to our
SON. I don't think they even knew Him. They never mentioned His name.
Doest it seem odd for people to go to all that trouble to celebrate
someones birthday if they don't know Him. I had the strangest feeling
that if our SON had gone to this celebration he would have been
intruding. Every;thing was so beautiful, Joseph and everyone so full of
cheer, but it made me want to cry. How sad for Jesus, not to be wanted at
His own birthday celebration. I"m glad it was only a dream......
We all know this story and it was not a dream. We are all guilty of not
inviting Jesus into our hearts at Christmas time to celebrate His
birthday. Lets do that this year, its never too late.
Blessings, Neila & Ralph
To all of my new friends on the Delaware County web site, Happy Holidays!
I went from about 35 names last January to over 2,000 names for the Archer, Howard, Griffin, Harder, McCoon lines and many more.
Thanks for all your help!!
Mr. D, what Wilcox are you researching. I am from a line of Wilcox from VA to
KY to IN, then MO. Names are William, Ezra, Isaac, James & Albert. Wanda
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> Christmas Greetings to all the Delaware County researchers! What a
> fortunate group of people we are to have such a wonderful communication
> tool and so many warm-hearted participants to help us access information
> about our families. Many thanks to each one that have contributed! Merry
> Christmas and a Happy New Millennium.
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> Mr. "D"
> Researching Delamater, Moseman, Dubois, Traphagen, Wilcox, Ingraham,
> Utter, Spicer, Rappleyea, Truesdell, Demoney, Kingsbury, Bogardus,
> Crapue, Frazee, Merrill, Teadwell, Sluyter, Woodworth, Martin.
Thanks, Catherine! And a very Merry Christ-mas to you and all on the
list! I add my thanks to all who contribute to this list--you are
giving all year 'round, not just on this day, and that's truly the
spirit of Christ-mas!
> A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone and special thanks to
> those who make this list possible.
> Catherine Gibson Havemeier in Lancaster, PA
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