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Hello All ...
I'm probably breaking my own rules for posting this to the Delaware
List, but I thought this message about the DNA project from Carolyn
Stinson Nichols was very interesting:
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC has a project called the GENOGRAPHIC PROJECT to
collect DNA samples of 100,000 people around the globe which will form
an anthropological genetic database to study the origins and migration
of man. YOU CAN PARTICIPATE. By participating and giving them a sample
of your DNA you will receive a report of your deep geneological roots.
That is, where your ancestors came from. It will not give you results
of your immediate family, but if you are curious of the origins of your
family from way, way back in history this should be fascinating.
Their purpose is to learn more about who we are, where we came from and
how we relate as members of one extended family. If you are interested
in participating, go to:
There is a fee for participating because you have to order a kit to
collect your DNA and help with the cost of this gigantic project. The
total was $107.50.
This is not an ad. I am participating and thought some of the
interested geneaolgists in the Delaware County History group might also
be interested, so I am just passing this information along.
Carolyn Stinson Nichols
Delaware County NY Genealogy and History Site
This is all I have about Ezekiel and Charlotte....I would love to find a connection to my Jonathan Griffin, b 1819 in Greene Co..Jonathan had a daughter Charlotte....
Descendants of Benjamin Griffin
Generation No. 1
1. BENJAMIN1 GRIFFIN died in Mamaroneck, Westchester Co., New York. He married MARY.
Notes for BENJAMIN GRIFFIN:
From Suffolk Co. on line catalog...cornell.edu books....
Wills of Early Westchester Co.
Author: William S. Pelletreau, Frederick Haviland, New York (State). Surrogate's Court (New York County), et al.
Title: Early wills of Westchester County, New York, from 1664 to 1784 : also the genealogy of "The Havilands" of Westchester County, and descendants of Hon. James Graham (Watkinson and Ackerley families) with genealogical and historical notes
Publisher: F. P. Harper Publication Date: 1898
City: New York Pages: 506 page images
Subjects: Westchester County (N.Y.) -- Genealogy.
Go To: First Page Author or Name Index Special Index Title Page A note on viewing the plain text of this volume
Bookmarkable URLfor this book: http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/moa-cgi?notisid=ANY5061
I have put Ben Griffin's will under the scrapbook because it is a picture and familytreemaker will not copy it.
Children of BENJAMIN GRIFFIN and MARY are:
i. BENJAMIN2 GRIFFIN.
ii. HENRY GRIFFIN.
2. iii. WILLIAM GRIFFIN, b. Long Island; d. Westchester, New York.
Generation No. 2
2. WILLIAM2 GRIFFIN (BENJAMIN1) was born in Long Island, and died in Westchester, New York.
Notes for WILLIAM GRIFFIN:
Torie...lands confiscated, then he went back to LI...then moved to Westchester.
Children of WILLIAM GRIFFIN are:
i. WILLIAM3 GRIFFIN, b. Bef. 1790, unknown.
Notes for WILLIAM GRIFFIN:
1790 US census Albany, Waterliet Male children in age categories: 1,3,1
3. ii. EZEKIEL GRIFFIN, b. Long Island; d. Middletown, Delaware Co., New York.
iii. SOLOMON GRIFFIN.
iv. JOHN GRIFFIN.
Generation No. 3
3. EZEKIEL3 GRIFFIN (WILLIAM2, BENJAMIN1) was born in Long Island, and died in Middletown, Delaware Co., New York. He married CHARLOTTE WHITE. She died in Middletown, Delaware Co., New York.
Notes for EZEKIEL GRIFFIN:
On Delaware Co. website. Moved from Long ISland to Fishkill, to Middletown, Delaware Co., NY. Lived in Griffin's Corners, Middletown.
Children of EZEKIEL GRIFFIN and CHARLOTTE WHITE are:
i. ELIZABETH4 GRIFFIN.
ii. MURRY GRIFFIN.
iii. JOHN GRIFFIN, b. Griffin's Corners, Middletown, Delaware Co, NY.
iv. MATTHEW GRIFFIN.
v. DAVID GRIFFIN.
vi. ELI GRIFFIN.
vii. ALICE GRIFFIN.
viii. PARMELL GRIFFIN.
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This William was the son of Capt. Henry and his second wife, Elizabeth Ward
(widow of John Howe, Jr.) Kerley, who was the son of William Kerly, the
Immigrant, , @ 1592, and Ann White, of Ashmore, Devonshire, England and
Sudbury/Lancaster, Middlesex, MA.
From Mark Lefler - Researching the Carley Family - MA, CT, NY
"I have been involved searching old newspapers and found out a bit of
information on a William Carley that Judy lists as #5 in her e-mail or
Dec 1, 2004. This William a sea captain sailed the seas from about 1715
until about 1740. In reviewing his voyages from Boston as stated from the
house as being both in and out of the city he appears to have sailed from
Boston to CT, MD, VA, & NC from about 1715-1724. After 1724 he almost if
exclusively sailed to Newfoundland where he was last mentioned as either
coming or going from. He is referred to as either Carley or William
Carley. I am
wondering if he isn't the father of John & Joseph since they may have
sailed with him and decided the Fairfield/Wilton area was perhaps for
at different times. When you figure he stopped coming to Ct about 1624 &
Joseph Carley is first shown in Fairfield in 1625 it maybe more than
coincidence considering his father stopped coming there and going to
after that time. Maybe Jospeh didn't want that life style sailing to
Newfoundland and back so he decided to settle in Wilton at perhaps age 19 or
20, as his
suggested birth in the Hubbard records was 1706. He was not a land owner
we know & lived with the Abbotts and was respected enough to be allowed to
sign with papers creating the parish of Wilton. Maybe he was a preacher as
Now getting back to William. He is shown as owning two
ships and selling them at various times. I have misplaced the name of one
ships but I will give you the info on the other including his home address
since this was an advertisement in the Boston News Letter newspaper." A
Schooner burden about forty tons, with all her appurtenances, lying at
Wharff; to be sold on very reasonable terms, by William Carley, living near
Red Lyon, at the North End, Boston" - only the old English is corrected.
The only other captain that I saw that might have both a present and
association with Carley's was a Joseph Jackson who also sailed basically
We are certain that this William (Mary Bowden) - MA, was the father of
John (Sarah Sherwood), MA/CT, who was the father of Abraham (Susannah
Blackman or Jackson) CT, who was the father of Joel (Elshe Stever); Martha; Job
(Hannah Lewis); John, Jr.;
Johnathan (Jenny Gray); and Albert A. (Hannah Covey).
Hope you find this as interesting and as exciting as we do ---
Hello All ...
I hate to put a damper on the great information about saving documents
in WORD and Word Perfect, but this is a list for Delaware County History
and Genealogy. Members have subscribed for this purpose and don't like
to have their mailbox suddenly filled with off-topic subjects.
Thank you for complying with this request.
Delaware County NY Genealogy and History Site
I haven't used WordPerfect since the DOS days, but I might
offer a suggestion. Make sure that when you save your
file you save it in the correct format. Both WordPerfect
and Microsoft Word will save documents in various formats
including ascii (.txt), rich text format (.rtf) and so on.
They will also save in formats to be used with other word
processing programs and with prior versions of the same
If you save in the wrong format both Word and WordPerfect
will convert from the current format to the requested
format, then when you re-open the file the program will
convert the file back. These conversions can cause some
of the problems you indicated -especially if one of the
conversions contains features or fonts not supported by
one of the formats.
Also make sure that you you have a full program
installation. Not including conversion files in your
installation can cause problems when you want to do
something out of the ordinary like cutting and pasting
from scanned documents.
I HOPE THAT THERE IS SOME-ONE OUT THERE THAT CAN HELP A COMPUTER-DUMB PERESON. I AM WRITING A LOCAL HISTORY AND AM USING COREL'S WORD PERFECT 9. IT SEEMS TO WORK PRETTY WELL BUT WHEN I TURN IT OFF AND COME BACK THE NEXT DAY AND TURN IT ON STRANGE THINGS HAPPEN. MY WHOLE PAGE HAS A DIFFERENT LOOK-----MY PARAGRAPHS ALL START AT STRANGE LOCATIONS -- INDENTS ARE OFF ---ETC. WELL SOMEONE TOLD ME IT HAS TO DO WITH THE COMPRESSION OF THE TEXT THAT I AM WRITING AND THAT I SHOULD CHANGE TO MICROSOFT WORD. I NOW HAVE THAT BUT WHEN I COPY MY PAGE ON WORD PERFECT NINE AND TRANSFER IT I GET THE STRANGEST PAGE YOU EVER SAW. WHERE EVER I HAVE A SPACE BETWEEN WORDS THERE ARE NOW STRANE SYMBOLS--- WHERE EVER I USE THE HYPHEN IT NOW IS 2 COMMAS. I REALLY DON'T FEEL THAT I CAN SPENT THE TIME TO GO OVER EVERY PAGE OF AT LEAST 300 PAGES TO ELINIMATE THOSE AWFUL SYMBOLS. IF IT HELPS ANYONE OUT THERE TO SOLVE MY PROBLEM I WOULD BE GLAD TO SEND AN ORIGINAL PAGE AND T!
LOOKING PAGE.. I LIVE IN DELAWARE COUNTY, NY. MY THANKS GO TO ANYONE WHO CAN HELP. GEORGE W. AT ggwalling(a)yahoo.com
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I was using the search term family bible and got to a website called "rarebooks.to" which is apparently Riverow Bookshop in Owego. Anyhow they have a bible for sale with info on the
R.F. Barber and Mary E. Lindsley family
Mary E was from Unadilla and R.F. was from "Donnsville", I am just assuming that is supposed to be Downsville.
They were married at Candor by Rev Jacob Miller.
some of the posted info, which doesn't make sense when compared to the 1900 Colchester census for Russel F. Barber, is as follows:
R.F. 19 Aug 1842,
Mary E. 3 Oct 1865- 10 Feb 1906
Mary E. 3 Sept 1843- 30 Sept 1915.
only child Lelah 1870- 19 June 1872.
If anyone is really interested in this family I suggest you check the website. As I said the info doesn't make sense, and I am no relation, just passing along the find. evelyn
Seeking all descendants of Col. Alexander Harper (born 1744) and his
Alexander Harper married Elizabeth Bartholomew.
Col. Alexander Harper Family Organization seeking all interested
descendants to update family records, establish connections, and enjoy
the blessings of family reunions & newsletters.
Please feel free to contact:
Col. Alexander Harper Family Organization
You're very welcome--perhaps Daniel B. is Daniel Benjamin. Good hunting.
> [Original Message]
> From: calamityjane <thegrove131(a)pronetisp.net>
> To: <NYDELAWA-L(a)rootsweb.com>
> Date: 10/11/2005 6:04:51 AM
> Subject: Ackerly
> Thanks Gail, apparently that first Benjamin was born a lot early than
I had thought, and the Marbletown marriage information is very useful. So,
Daniel B born 1817 may be a grandson or great grandson.
> I have seen various spellings for this family including Eakley or
something like that, can't find the note, but it was a Civil War soldier
listed for Sullivan County. Most likely the 56th since that is the book the
local library has.
From: Marsha Clark [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 11:11 PM
Subject: Pension papers site
Would the person who put the site on to order pension
papers from the Civil War please send the site again.
Accidentally deleted it. Many thanks, Marsha Clark
Thanks Gail, apparently that first Benjamin was born a lot early than I had thought, and the Marbletown marriage information is very useful. So, Daniel B born 1817 may be a grandson or great grandson.
I have seen various spellings for this family including Eakley or something like that, can't find the note, but it was a Civil War soldier listed for Sullivan County. Most likely the 56th since that is the book the local library has.
I am trying to find Info on the Sewell family, My Great Grandmother was born Rachel Sewell in 1853 She Had 2 brothers who fought in the cival war, one died and is Burried in Cold Harbor the other died after the war after a logging accident floating logs on the Delaware River, She had 2 sisters Louis who Marries William H. Elwood And the other sister's Name was Jenny any help will be appreciated. Rachel Married John Carpenter.
We have a very early Catherine Akerly (and sometimes sp. Ackerly, and earlier Eglie)
Page 34 of the Yaple Family in America...
Johann Nicholas Yaple,*(3rd child of Philip Henry Yaple and his 2nd wife Susanna Vesqueau Hinebach Yaple),
"m 1788 Catherine Akerly (Eglie) b ca 1769 d 6 Feb 1854. Resided Hopkins Plkace, Dry Brook, NY"
Elsewhere in the book (pg 331) it says "Hanicle [his nickname from a combination of JoHANN and NICHOLas]
married 17 Feb 1789 Marbletown, Ulster County, NY." And almost the same info is repeated on pg 333: "...Catherine Akerly, daughter of Benjamin Akerly, she was born October 9, 1769. Both were then of Middletown, NY..." This section taken from a letter from Winfield Scott,Commissioner, when Ann E. Smith wrote for information regarding her relative's Revolutionary War papers. (Johann Nicholas Yaple sometimes refered to as John Nicholas Yaple)
Page 331... "Nicholas and Catherine resided at what was first called Akerley Town, afterward Lumberville, and now Arena, Delaware Co., NY. Catherine's father owned almost all the land now covered by Arena, and on her marriage gave her a farm there. That is how Nicholas and Catherine came to settle there. The old house where they lived is still standing and occupied as a dwelling and seems a substantial as when first built over a hundred years ago..., (this was in 1894 from the Yaple Record, by Ann E. Smith)"
Page 335 shows Catherine Yaple's application as widow of John N Yeaple "who served in the Revolutionary war as a Private..." And there is a whole section in the book on the children of this union. This earlier Catherine Akerly and John N Yaple had 7 children.
There are some other Akerly's listed in this book but thought going back as far as I could would be the most help. You should probably be looking at Benjamin Akerly, who must have been among some of the first settlers of the area.
Hope this is helpful.
> [Original Message]
> From: JWalch <jwalch(a)aiusa.com>
> To: <NYDELAWA-L(a)rootsweb.com>
> Date: 10/9/2005 11:21:46 AM
> Subject: RE: [NYDELAWA-L] Ackerly - Mead
> I am also interested in the Ackerly/Ackley family of that area. I am
> looking for Lemuel and Catherine Ackley whose daughter, Harriet Amelia
> Ackley married Henry H. Mead, son of Leonard Wesley Mead of Roxbury. Don't
> know if there is any connection...
> Any information would be helpful.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: calamityjane [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 5:48 PM
> To: NYDELAWA-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: [NYDELAWA-L] Ackerly of Arena
> My nephew asked me to find out information on his great great
> grandfather Daniel B. Ackerly who came from Arena.
> Daniel was born 17 Aug 1817 and died Beaverkill, t/o Rockland, Sull Co 19
> Jan 1900. 82y 5m 2d
> Just recently I was a the town clerk's office and the only thing listed
> regarding his death was that it was unattended and that he died of cerebral
> apoplexy. No parents and no known obituary or will.
> Daniel was married to Rebecca Jane Close d/o Elijah. Her death
> certificate was more confused. Her son Aaron gave the info and a birthdate
> of 4 or 9 March 1830, her age at death was listed as 82y 10 m 10d, BUT she
> had was appears to be 2 death dates- one 25 Jan 1913, the other 30 Jan 1913.
> As you can see these dates just don't work out.
> Aaron also stated that the last time he had seen her alive was on
> the 19th of Jan. Aaron, or maybe someone not paying attention, wrote her
> parents were Elijah Close and Rebecca Jane Close, maybe that is correct, but
> it was one of those things that "didn't feel right".
> It seems that Daniel with the B. middle initial is descended from
> Benjamin, but is he a grandson or son. Some think he is the son of John.
> And, did Daniel have any brothers or sisters?
> any help here greatly appreciated, evelyn
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I am also interested in the Ackerly/Ackley family of that area. I am
looking for Lemuel and Catherine Ackley whose daughter, Harriet Amelia
Ackley married Henry H. Mead, son of Leonard Wesley Mead of Roxbury. Don't
know if there is any connection...
Any information would be helpful.
From: calamityjane [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 5:48 PM
Subject: [NYDELAWA-L] Ackerly of Arena
My nephew asked me to find out information on his great great
grandfather Daniel B. Ackerly who came from Arena.
Daniel was born 17 Aug 1817 and died Beaverkill, t/o Rockland, Sull Co 19
Jan 1900. 82y 5m 2d
Just recently I was a the town clerk's office and the only thing listed
regarding his death was that it was unattended and that he died of cerebral
apoplexy. No parents and no known obituary or will.
Daniel was married to Rebecca Jane Close d/o Elijah. Her death
certificate was more confused. Her son Aaron gave the info and a birthdate
of 4 or 9 March 1830, her age at death was listed as 82y 10 m 10d, BUT she
had was appears to be 2 death dates- one 25 Jan 1913, the other 30 Jan 1913.
As you can see these dates just don't work out.
Aaron also stated that the last time he had seen her alive was on
the 19th of Jan. Aaron, or maybe someone not paying attention, wrote her
parents were Elijah Close and Rebecca Jane Close, maybe that is correct, but
it was one of those things that "didn't feel right".
It seems that Daniel with the B. middle initial is descended from
Benjamin, but is he a grandson or son. Some think he is the son of John.
And, did Daniel have any brothers or sisters?
any help here greatly appreciated, evelyn
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