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Golly! You have such an interesting list! I belong to other lists and
its like they all died. As I said last time, my fathers' birth
certificate from Norwich was almost illegible. I did find on your
website what I believe to be my grandmothers family. In the 1880 federal
census, it lists in Sidney: John W. Rockwell born 1846 in N,Y, (wm) ag
34;Sarah J. Rockwell born 1846 in N.Y.(wf) age 35; Franklin P. Rockwell
(wm) born in N.Y. age 10; Willie (wf)born in N.Y. age 3. It dosen't
mention my grandmother Cora Mae who I estimate to have been born in
1876. Then there is no census info until 1900- I guess because of the
fire? In the 1900 census I again find the family , this time
with a different middle inital for John(N.) who is born in 1846 and is
now 53 years old; Sarah J. Rockwell born 1856 and is now 54 years old;
and Mabel J. Rockwell born in April 1881-age 19 and single; Jennie A.
Rockwell born Feb. 1884-age 16 and single and R.Pearl Rockwell bor March
1887 -age 13 and single. Now there is too much similarity with what I
know for it to be a coincidence. I remember that my grandmother had
sisters named pearl and Jen and I think the other one was Mabel- but I
was very little when my grandmother died and I barely remember my
great-aunts But my grandparents named their second son Frank which would
have to be after her brother Franklin. I just cannot understand why
neither of the older two listed kids showed up somewhere else in the
area- I couldn't even find evidence of them dead and burried anywhere.
And it seems that Cora Mae didn't exist until she had children in 1894.
Can anyone out there help me with lookups? There is no way I can travel
up there right now from Tennessee( although I will be there in spirit
in the fall when the leaves start to turn- thats when I miss New York
the most). I would really appreciate some advice or help.
Thank you in advance,
Susan Lemley Scott-- researching LEMLEY&ROCKWELL in Chenango&Onondaga
Counties in New York/O'LEARY in Kings county, N.Y.
N.Y. BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY TRANSCRIPTS RELATING
TO THE PEPACTON AND CANNONSVILLE RESERVOIRS
detailed transcripts of land claims..alphabetical list of all claimant's names
you can also go to your favorite search engine and do a search for the town or the name of the reservoir(sp)..I tried CANNONSVILLE at google and got 575 hits. Beerston at Lycos got 38...You can get a mindboggleing number of hits but it can be a lot of fun to browse through them..Occasionally you find a gem, like the Lost Town link in my last post and the one above
Hope you can find something of interest..or at least have fun in the search!
Here's one site that I have found on Cannonsville...I have seen another site I think, but did not bookmark it so I will send it along if I ever find it again!
Memorial to Little Towns sacrificed to NYC
check out other areas on this site...it's really good.
> Sebastian M Shultis b. 1835 probably in Albany County but possibly in
> Halcottville Member of NYInf 144th civil war-lived in Kelly Corners
> 1860s-1890s thereafter Arkville died 1929-seeking parents or sibs and any
> other info prior to 1860s
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Sebastian M. Shultis b. October 16, 1835 in Albany, NY d. February 14,
1929. Married April 28, 1858 to Sarah Catherine Sanford b. January 26,
1837 in Halcottsville, NY d. September 24, 1904 in Arkville, NY.
Had two sons Hanford Sebastian Shultis b. December 10, 1864 in Roxbury,
NY. d. October 24, 1958 Married November 30, 1892 to Mary Catherine
Lawrence ( My great great Aunt) b. March 14, 1869 in Kelly Corners, NY.
d. October 25, 1948.
Sanford North Shultis b. May 03, 1862 d. March 1929 married Harriet
Alton. 2nd. wife R.W. Crozier they had two children Kate and William
I have more info. on my website if you are interested. I have more to
add to my website as time permits. I will send you a link to my site.
Ira D. Lawrence
Historian, Village of Margaretville, NY
President, Lawrence Reunion Del. Co.
First I want to thank all who helped me with the Kingston hotel. The
owner was Thomas D. Kingston. He was married to Britemarte Hill, my
ancestor, daughter of Phoebe Francisco Hamilton and William Hill.
Sebastian M Shultis b. 1835 probably in Albany County but possibly in
Halcottville Member of NYInf 144th civil war-lived in Kelly Corners
1860s-1890s thereafter Arkville died 1929-seeking parents or sibs and any
other info prior to 1860s
Thought you all would find this amusing.
WAS IT THIEVES OR PROHIBITION AGENTS?
Cronauer Claims His Store Was Robbed But He Gets Notice to Appear.
Beerston has a problem of deciding whether robbers or prohibition agents
forced entry into
the store of Ellis Cronauer at Beerston last Thursday and made a thorough
search of the premises. Mr Cronauer claims it was thieves and that a
quantity of merchandise was taken from the store and the safe was looted of
$250 in cash. On the other hand it is rumored that two automobile loads of
federal agents raided the place and found a keg containing ten gallons of
Ellis Cronauer writes to the Reporter as follows:
"Last week Thursday the store and dwelling of Ellis Cronauer at Beerston
was broken into while the family were at the fair. A quantity of jack
knives, cigars, cigarettes, matches, flashlights and between $245 and $250
was taken out of the safe besides flour and clothing and other articles. It
is said by some neighbors that there was two cars, one open car and one sedan
which were standing in the back yard. When the thieves departed every door
was left open throughout the building. The Cronauers did not return until 11
o'clock that evening. One license number was taken by a boy passing by the
place at that time. This was reported to the troopers but nothing has been
heard as yet."
Several raids were made by prohibition agents near Walton Thursday of
last week. The return of a search warrant against the Cronauer premises at
Beerston shows that a search was made sometime Thursday and a ten-gallon keg
of alleged whiskey was found on the premises and confiscated. The agents
also visited the residences of FRANK MERWIN on the river road below Walton
and CLAYTON NORTHRUP on the Third brook road and reported that they found no
intoxicants at either place.
Walton Reporter articles about Walton Area Men in World War I
106th FIELD ARTILLERY
Corporal LEROY S. JOHNSON; Privates, JOHN H. ARMSTRONG, FRANK B. BARNES,
OLIN BEERS, LEE W. CRAWFORD, ED CARR, FRANK S. CONKLIN, WINFIELD DAVENPORT,
MONROE E. DOW, CHARLES T. GARNER, STANLEY HARRIS, HECTOR WELLS. Total 12.
Letter from Private OLIN R. BEERS of Beerston, to his brother ORRA BEERS of
France, July 1, 1918
Well, Orra, at last I am in the place that I have been wishing to be for
some time, which is called France.
There is just one thing more I am in a hurry for and that is the firing
line, and I think I'll be there before long. Have you heard that I was in
France before you received this letter?
This is a very pretty country and I like it fine. We are stationed near
the second largest city in France and it is called Bordeaux. I was down to
the city yesterday (Sunday) and had a fine time.
We had a nice long trip on the water on our way over here. I enjoyed the
trip very much, although land did look good to me when we reached this side.
I saw quite a few whales, a few sharks and some other fish that I don't know
the names of. The second night we were on the water I commenced to get
seasick. It only lasted for about three hours but that was a great plenty
There was a sailor on the boat that I came over on from Walton. His name
is HILTON TWEEDLE and he used to work in the café in Walton. I was some
surprised to see him as I didn't even know he was in the service.
Will you keep sending the Reporter to me?
How is business moving in Johnson City? I suppose it will be some time
before I will see Johnson City again.
Well, Orra, guess I have gone to the length of my box of knowledge so I
will close for this time. Let me hear from you soon and often.
Pvt. OLIN R. BEERS
Battery A, 106th F. A.
American E. F.
MRS CLARK BEERS of Beerston has received a letter from her son, Private OLIN
R. BEERS, Battery A, 106th F. A., stating that he has been wounded slightly
by a shell exploding near him. The shell exploded about four feet from him,
instantly killing a friend, a member of the same company, who has always
worked with him. It was only necessary for OLIN to go to the first aid tent,
where his wound was attended to, and he returned to his company.
If someone could help, I'd really appreciate it. In the 1860
Census Frederick was living on the farm as head of household with
John and his son Chester but I'd like to verify that John is his
father, not uncle or cousin, etc.
----- Original Message -----
From: Joyce Riedinger <joyce(a)global2000.net>
To: Janet Taylor <jtminn(a)mn.mediaone.net>
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2000 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: look-ups
> Hello Janet,
> The best way to find someone would be to post to the Delaware
> There are almost 500 subscribers and I'm sure someone will come
> to help you out.
> > Janet Taylor wrote:
> > I'm new to the list, so can you tell me anyone who would
> > look up birth and marriage records for Frederick Taylor. I'm
> > to verify that his parents were John and Betsey Taylor. He
> > been born in/around Franklin in about 1825; married to Amelia
> > Kent on August 20, 1860 in Hamden. John Taylor is the son of
> > Taylor who is the brother of Tahan. All Delaware county in
> > 1790's and early 1800's'
> Delaware County Listowner
> Greene County Listowner
> Joyce Riedinger, Coordinator
> Delaware County NYGenWeb Site
Just want to thank everyone involved in the Gathering, especially Vesti and
Linda and the folks at the Courthouse, and Patty Gaddis for pursuing the
Gilchrist records.It was great to be in Delhi again.
Catherine Gibson Havemeier in Lancaster, PA
Hello list, I have a snapshot of the ship "Highlander" taking a load of day passengers (est. 100-200 on board) to someplace on a lake or river. I'm pretty sure it was taken in Delaware county or another nearby county in the 1920's or earlier. My ancestors were from Delaware and Sullivan counties and the photos were found among my grandmother's things. Also have a snapshot, perhaps from the same roll of film, of a passenger train crossing a fairly high bridge with 4 or more stone arches.
Thank you, Ed Evans Researching McNair, MacNair, Porter, Shaw
I found the following in papers that had belonged to my grandfather, Henri V. Carrere....thought I'd share.
This is a 2 page type written, mimeographed letter on Scintilla Division Bendix Corporation Press Release Letterhead. The names Fell, Carrere,Soued,Stoop, and Frascatore are mentioned.
The Bendix Corporation
Industrial Relations Dept.
Phone LO 3-9511 Ext.505
Sidney,Sept. 10---Howard C. Fell of Guilford has been names Legal Administrator at the Scintilla Division of The Bendix Corporation.
Mr. Fell, who joined the Division in 1951, was a Quality Control Analyst for several years, and has served as Engineering Library Administrator since 1958. He attended Case Institute of Technology and also studied at the University of Innsbruck in Austria prior to receiving an AB degree from Youngstown College in 1934. He also is a graduate of Fordham Law School, where he received his LLB degree in 1942.
Additional promotions announced at Scintilla included the following: Henri V. Carrere of Campmeeting Street.,Sidney to Supervisor, Sales Order; Albert Soued of 62 East St.,Oneonta, to Assistant supervisor,Product Group Sales--Electrical Connectors; Peter Stoop, Jr., of Mt. Upton, to District Application Engineer; and John E. Frascatore of 36 Grand St., Sidney, to District Application Engineer.
Mr. Carrere, a 1925 Graduate of Cornell University, joined the division in 1941 and was a member of the Inspection Dept. for several years. he became a Sales Correspondent & Expeditor in 1946 and in 1951 was promoted to Sales Specification Engineer.
Mr. Soued came to Scintilla in 1950 following his graduation from Hartwick College with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. Starting as a Junior Accounting Clerk, he was named as a Senior Clerk in 1952. He transferred to the Sales Department in 1955 and was named as Correspondent & Expeditor the following year.
Mr. Stoop came to Scintilla in 1954, starting as a Draftsman. He became a Production Engineering Change Coordinator two years later, and in 1959 was promoted to Junior Designer. A 1952 graduate of New York State Agricultural and Technical Institute at Canton, he was a Sales Specification Engineer prior to his promotion.
Mr. Frascatore, who is being assigned to Scintilla's Chicago Office, became associated with the Division as a Sales Specification Engineer in 1958. He graduated from Mohawk Valley Technical Institute that same year.
Roberta Meehan's email about the "Scintillator" reminded me that I have a
copy of a portion of the November, 1962 "Scintillator" containing an article
about Cannonsville - after it was completely abandoned, but before it was
I also have a copy of about 25 pages from the Winter '91-'92, and Spring '92
issues of "Kattskill Life" in which were printed the two-part article, "Water
for New York City; Cannonsville, the Reservoir that didn't need to be."
From the "Kattskill Life" article, I have listed out the names of area
residents who are mentioned, to wit:
STURGIS & PAULINE GOODRICH, MRS. LELAND BOYD, BENJAMIN AND HENRY CANNON,
BERKLEY BOYD, OLIVER HUNTINGTON, WILLIAM S. FANCHER, LAURENCE T. BECK,
WILLIAM O'DWYER, JOHN L. LEWIS, JOHN RIPLEY FREEMAN, HAROLD RIEGELMAN, HAROLD
AND MRS. PEASLEE, DAYTON McLAUGHLIN, EVERETT CARD, ART & MARIE BONKER, JOHN &
GRACE SCOFIELD, HELEN ZANDT, DAVID W. LEWIS, EVAN HICKS, PRESTON "RED" & OLGA
IRWIN, CLIFFORD & KEN SPRAGUE, ANN SULGER, RICHARD & RUTH WAKEMAN.
At the end of this article, there is a column of "Works Consulted" which
"Cannonsville, New York" by History Committee, July 4, 1956.
"Reservoirs Flooded 10 Communities," "The Daily Star" 30 Jan., 1988.
"Two Stones for Every Dirt" by Douglas DeNatale, 1987.
"Water is Where you Find It," The Courier Magazine, Oct. 1954.
"The Founding and Growth; Beerston Presbyterian Church 1888-1953"
gathered and compiled by Lillian Williams Wilson, 1953
"They're Tapping a River for New York City Bathtubs," The Sunday Press,
28 Sept. 1958.
"It's Beginning of End Today for Cannonsville," Binghamton Press, 1 Jul. 1962.
"More Water for New York City: A Progress Report," The New York State
Conservationist, April-May, 1955.
"History of Delaware County" by W.W. Munsell & Co.
"New York Drowns Another Valley," Harper's Magazine, Aug. 1963.
"Recollections...The Town of Tompkins," (no attribution).
"The Last of the Handmade Dams: The Story of thye Ashokan Reservoir,
Fleischmanns, New York, Purple Mountain Press, 1985.
"Walton Reporter" Issues of 3 Feb., 24 Mar., 28 Apr., 9 June, 4 Aug., 1950;
14 Feb., 1951; 25 Jan, 1952; 18 Mar, 4 Nov. 23 Dec., 1955.
'Water for a City: A History of New York City's Problem from the Beginning to
the Delaware River System," by Charles H. Weidner, New Brunswick,
N.J., Rutgers University Press, 1974.
Thought this might be of some interest or help to members of this list.
Did anyone take any pictures of anyone at the courthouse or
at the dinner so they can be put on the site? They did
that on the W.V. site I go to, and it was very nice to see
people matched up with names.
Is there a maximum size of documents that can be sent to this
digest? I have tried to send a long report on the Benedicts of
Delaware County and the Benedict surname line going back to
1500 in England, but it doesn't show up. Is it being dropped
because it is too big?
Joyce, or someone else: Is there a maximum size?
- - Bob McClenon
In Munsell's History of Del. Co., 1880, the biographical sketch of Hiram
MEAD, Halcott, NY, mentions that "His grandmother was an American spy in
the Revolution". His grandmothers were Mercy HAZEN and unknown, wife of
Nathaniel JENKINS. Does anyone have any information on this? Hiram was a
brother to Rheuama Mead Redmond, my husband's g-grandmother. Thanks, Ann
According to a chart I have of the Census Available at NYSHA there wasn't a
census for 1845 for Delaware County.
BUT - the 1840 census for all of New York state are also missing from that
drawer I discovered two weeks ago! I inquired and one of the librarians
looked like she might be pursuing it.