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The Affidavit for License to Marry shows the following information:
Full name: Chauncey J. BOYCE
Place of residence: Town of Sidney
Age: 21 years
Occupation: Stone cutter
Place of birth: Rosendale, NY
Name of father: Emory BOYCE
Country of birth US of America
Maiden name of mother: Mary E. BROWN
Country of birth: US of America
Number of marriage: First
He married Mary WRIGHT, age 17, daughter of George Wright and Hannah
Stockley, on August 16, 1908 in Sidney.
This is all the information I have about Chauncey Boyce. I've been unable
to find him and Mary in census records.
> Would Chauncey Boyce be related to Jacob Boyce? Jacob was married to
Esther Cordelia Southwick.
> Winifred O'D
Is there someone who has access to local Delaware County census records
for the period 1890-1900?
If so, would you please contact me?
Thank you and best regards,
Does anyone know if Hannah STOCKLEY, wife of George H. WRIGHT, is the
daughter of Thomas STOCKLEY and his wife, Emeline CUYLE?
Thomas' daughter Hannah was born about 1853.
George and Hannah Stockley WRIGHT had at least three children:
Ira, born in Sidney about 1878 - married May PRENTICE in 1921
Mary, born in Sidney about 1891 - married Chauncey BOYCE in 1908
Annabelle, born in Sidney about 1894 - married Herbert LAKE in 1913
Thanks for any help.
Can someone please tell me the name and address of the
Catholic church that would have served the Hancock
area of Delaware Co. in 1911? I need to locate a 1911
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Yes, Jim. I had done a google search and saw those 73 sites. Well, didn't
look at each and every one, but did quite a few of them and couldn't find
any one that seemed to be what I originally had.
Linda Robinson has provided me with a URL where the info was archived -
and has given me permission to share it with everyone here.
Thanks for everyone's hints on where I might look. I knew someone would
come through for me on this list, but hadn't expected to get an answer
within the hour!!! Thanks.
At 09:59 PM 2/26/2005, you wrote:
>I googled newyorkstateresearch and got 73 hits.
>Apparently the web page no longer exists but many
>have used parts or all of it at other pages. Try the
>Google thing. You may find part or all of what you want.
I am sending this message out as a private citizen, local government
historian, genealogist and archivist. The National Historical
Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) has been "zeroed out" in the
President's budget. This action means that there will be no money at all
for grants, no money for the administration of NHPRC.
As genealogists, why should we care? Because the funds provided by the
NHPRC have, since 1976, helped historical societies, archives, museums
and other cultural institutions protect and make available their
historical records records that genealogists find invaluable in tracing
their family trees. People doing genealogical research in New York State
have found the Historic Documents Inventory (the famous red guides) to
be a useful tool in tracking down needed records. The Historic Documents
Inventory was funded through the NHPRC. Many other such projects have
been funded throughout the United States. A list of the projects can be
found on the NHPRC website at:
The Society of American Archivists (SAA), National Association of
Government Archivists and Records Administrators (NAGARA) and Council of
State Historical Records Coordinators (COSHRC) have formed a Joint Task
Force on Advocacy to take action collaboratively on this issue. This
effort also is being coordinated with the Association for Documentary
Editors and the National Coalition for History.
This group is recommending as a first step that letters be sent to the
Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging them to restore funding
for NHPRC. The committees begin meeting March 1, so letters need to go
out in the coming week. Letters FAXED this week would be perfectly
timed to get their attention. Email is not given much credence at this
point because of the amount that comes in, and land mail is irradiated,
adding literally weeks of time to receipt. So the mid-level Fax
technology works best for this.
More information about this effort, including guidelines for preparing a
letter and a list of the Senate and House Appropriations Committee
members may be found at the SAA website:
http://www.archivists.org/news/nhprc-FY2006.asp Any updates to this
effort will be posted to this site, so revisit it periodically.
I would really appreciate it if you would circulate this information to
any genealogy listservs to which you belong in the United States and
request those to whom you send this to do the same. The archives and
historical records repositories we visit work hared to make the records
we need as genealogists available often with very limited funds. We
dont want to have one of the few grant funding sources available for
historical records to disappear.
Thanks for your help on this.
PS In the interest of full disclosure, you should know that I work for
the New York State Archives and helped the State Archives receive an
NHPRC grant in 2002.
I realize this may be a little broad for this list, but everyone here is so
knowledgable on NY research that I thought someone may recognize it.
A few years ago I had found a web page -
http://www.newyorkstateresearch.com/frames/framesite.html - that had vital
records type indexes on it. Or, it seems so from the e-mail I had sent to
someone telling them about it.
The e-mail I had sent came back to me as the person had moved and not
gotten back in touch with me. I have now found them and wanted to share
this with them, but am finding the page doesn't exist any more.
This will teach me to take better notes about where I find things. All I
have is the URL. I've done a search on google and am not finding anything
that seems like where this brought me in August 2002.
Thanks for any input.
I googled newyorkstateresearch and got 73 hits.
Apparently the web page no longer exists but many
have used parts or all of it at other pages. Try the
Google thing. You may find part or all of what you want.
Patty Gaddis wrote:
> I realize this may be a little broad for this list, but everyone here is so
> knowledgable on NY research that I thought someone may recognize it.
> A few years ago I had found a web page -
> http://www.newyorkstateresearch.com/frames/framesite.html - that had vital
> records type indexes on it. Or, it seems so from the e-mail I had sent to
> someone telling them about it.
> The e-mail I had sent came back to me as the person had moved and not
> gotten back in touch with me. I have now found them and wanted to share
> this with them, but am finding the page doesn't exist any more.
> This will teach me to take better notes about where I find things. All I
> have is the URL. I've done a search on google and am not finding anything
> that seems like where this brought me in August 2002.
> Thanks for any input.
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The one you researched may not have been the Alexander McKey I'm looking for -
but I'm still convinced that Delaware County had more than it's share of
interesting tales to be told. There's one interesting bit I'm sure I'll never
know the story behind - both loyalist McKee and my brothers Cook were
apparently Brits, and in what would become this county well before the
Revolution. One would assume they knew one another. Another name that's come up
in an old handwritten family document was a McKnight, but I don't know if he
was also Brit.
Kaye in Texas
> Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 06:26:42 -0500
> From: Florence <hkemp(a)insight.rr.com>
> Subject: McKee - Alexander - William (King James' Rebellion?)
> Dear NYDELAWA and especially K, Powell --
> I've been happily working on McKee's in Delaware County since last
> April and have had some exciting finds.
> My great grandfather was Edward McKee, found on the web site in the
> Gilchrist Memorial Church Baptism Record, along with his brother James
> Harvey McKee. Amazingly enough, they both left something which is
> still around today.
> James Harvey McKee (b.1840) wrote Back in War Times, A Civil War Record
> of the 144th Volunteer Infantry of Delaware County, New York.
> Published in 1903, it was reprinted in 1994 and was available as
> recently as a few months ago when I got my copy.
> Edward McKee (b.1843) was a Presbyterian minister with a bent for
> educating people, as we knew in the family before my research. We knew
> he had headed an academy in Marissa, Illinois, and were amazed to find
> that the schoolhouse built while he was there is still standing.
> Renovated in 1976, it's on the Historical Register and is used as the
> local genealogical/historical museum for the town of Marissa! There is
> a lovely group of genealogists there who sent wonderful material on the
> family. I plan to prepare it all in a better form for the web site,
> with pictures. Of course I keep wanting to get that one more piece of
> information that will complete the never-ending story, before I write
> it up!
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Dear NYDELAWA and especially K, Powell --
I've been happily working on McKee's in Delaware County since last
April and have had some exciting finds.
My great grandfather was Edward McKee, found on the web site in the
Gilchrist Memorial Church Baptism Record, along with his brother James
Harvey McKee. Amazingly enough, they both left something which is
still around today.
James Harvey McKee (b.1840) wrote Back in War Times, A Civil War Record
of the 144th Volunteer Infantry of Delaware County, New York.
Published in 1903, it was reprinted in 1994 and was available as
recently as a few months ago when I got my copy.
Edward McKee (b.1843) was a Presbyterian minister with a bent for
educating people, as we knew in the family before my research. We knew
he had headed an academy in Marissa, Illinois, and were amazed to find
that the schoolhouse built while he was there is still standing.
Renovated in 1976, it's on the Historical Register and is used as the
local genealogical/historical museum for the town of Marissa! There is
a lovely group of genealogists there who sent wonderful material on the
family. I plan to prepare it all in a better form for the web site,
with pictures. Of course I keep wanting to get that one more piece of
information that will complete the never-ending story, before I write
James McKee was the father of James Harvey and Edward, presumably the
James McKee buried in the Gilchrist Church Cemetery at age 77 in 1884,
per CETA records on the web site.
From Edward's records at Union College, Schenectady, we get this: "His
grandfather, William McKee, was an officer of the English navy. During
King James' rebellion he escaped to America, settled first in New York
city and afterward for safety went to the Catskill mountain region."
This was exciting information until I realized that King James'
rebellion seems to have been in the 1660's, too early for a grandfather
of Edward. This quotation is from a bio published in some Union
College literature in 1907, and the information presumably came from
Edward himself. Was he trying to impress? Was he getting forgetful in
his later age? Or did he mean to refer to different historicall
events? Or am I confused instead? Would very much appreciate ideas
from anyone out there.
I got from SAMPUBCO a will of William McKee of Harpersfield, Delaware
County, who died 1799 or 1800, namng as heirs William, James, and
Maryann, along with a son John, who got different treatment from the
others. He could have been my Edward's great grandfather, but not his
grandfather, if the dates are correct on the cemetery list from CETA.
For Alexander McKee, I've found the name a few times on the web site:
(1) As a state taxpayer at Delhi, year 1799.
(2) As a "qualified juror" in Deli, year 1800 (he's described as a
(3) As a witness to a land deal in 1808 (spelled "McKey.")
(4) As a "straw man" on a land patent in the Kortright area in 1770,
per Chapters in the History of Delaware County, New York by John D.
Monroe (on the web site.) He is described here as a "ranger." I have
just this last week been on a very interesting rabbit track with him
and have come to believe that he, being a ranger and "straw man" in
this transaction was the Alexander McKee who can be found in various
references to have been a renegade in the Revolution, loyal to the
British side, important in opening up the Ohi
Territory, and eventually a well-known Indian agent. There's an
interesting biography of him by a historian named Larry L. Nelson,
called A Man of Distinction Among Them. He died in 1799, so is not
your Alexander McKee.
Well, that's not all I know, but enough for this note. Would just like
to thank all those out there in NYDELAWA-land - -when I see your
address in my mail, it reminds me of sitting at my mother's feet as a
little child and hearing the grownups talk about who was who and why.
I can hear them now -- "Now, who is she?" If you're talking about no
one I know, I go back to playing. It it's somebody "close," I chime
in. F. Kemp, Ohio
Could she have been Lydia, daughter of Solomon Hotchkiss & Wealthy?
There are two daughters, Augusta Ann 1863 and Emma S 1866. Hinman was widowed
on 1880 census, the last I saw of him.
Kaye in Texas
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Digging up more folks who settled Chemung Co NY.
"Town of Erin History" by A. Towner. "Delaware County, this State, contributed
to the settlement made near Erin Center: Isaac Shoemaker, Alexander McKey, John
McKey his son, Thomas Baker, James McMillan and several sons, William Stewart,
Robert Stewart, Jeremiah Barnes, and Levi Decker."
1. I think that Shoemaker, Barnes, Decker, probably all came from Delaware Twp,
Northampton Co, PA, not NY. They're on the other side of the river for
generations, part of the PA NY NJ minisink bunch. That's unimportant for this
2. Piece by piece I've just learned who Alexander's wife was. They began having
the children I've found about 1795 through 1809, each states on censuses born
NY. Can anyone account for these McKees or Stewarts in Delaware?
3. I have some Stewarts in Delaware already, descendants of Elam b abt 1786 so
he'd be close enough in age to be Elizabeth's younger brother. Who the heck
were William and Robert? Elam named a son Alexander; his eldest was William.
hmmmmmmm I could kill two stones with one bird here.
Back to McKee. Census-type findings, military record:
New York Genealogical Records, 1675-1920: ancestry.com
Alexander McKey Lived 1776 Orange, New York
Alexander III McKey Lived 1776 Ulster, New York
New York Military in the Revolution: ancestry.com
NEW YORK IN THE REVOLUTION AS COLONY AND STATE
Heading: Orange County Militia -- Fourth Regiment
Rank: Enlisted Men
Name: Alexander McKey
Name: John Mackey
Name: William Mackey
Name: William McKay
Name: Thomas McKee
Alex was buried at Erin's Old Scotchtown Cemetery as a Revolutionary Patriot in
1830, age 72, so born abt 1758. Elizabeth I've had to guess, no burial found -
if she began having children 1795 or earlier she was born probably 1776 or
earlier, married 1794 or earlier. If the last-born I've found was 1809 she may
have been born as early as 1760. She was alive at least 1836 and probably
living with son John per his 1840 census but not found 1850. Here're the kids
and approximated birth years (there may well be more):
John A 1795 m Mary H
Anna A 9 Mar 1796 m Elijah Shoemaker
Margaret 1801 unmarried last I saw her
Agnes M 1805 m James Shoemaker
Peter 1809 m Leah Ann Demorest
Yes, the Shoemakers were brothers, sons of Isaac Schoonmaker and Mary
Swartwout, which is why I know where they came from.
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Does anyone have any information about David D. Crawford, b. 1819/1820,
NY, he married Charry Webster, b. 1824, Delaware Co, NY, in Delaware Co.
She is a d/o John and Charry Webster. They moved to Lewis Co. KY
about 1845 with several of Charry Websters brothers.
Seeking the maiden name of Harriet Amanda Inglesbee, who married Samuel
Hamblet before 1855 as his second wife, according to Harold V. Hamblet's records,
which also placed the couple in Tompkins, Delaware Co., NY, for the 1855
In the Federal census of 1860, the couple was listed as Dwell. 927, Fam. 852
in Pottawattamie Co., IA, with Samuel, age 61; Amanda, age 45; Luther
Inglesby, age 20; and Har[v]ey Inglesby, age 19.
This particular Carley family- John and Mary Unknown, had several children -
Nancy m. Levi Davis; Rowena m. Gilead Hyatt; James m. Betsy Dawson; Thaddeus
m. Rachel Whitford; Lucretia m. John Skiff. There were two other daughters for
whom I have no information - Charlotte and Sabrina. If anyone recognizes
these names and has more information, we'd love to have it -
John's brother or uncle Abraham, (we haven't been able to work out the exact
times because John and Sarah Sherwood's exact line of descent has not been
determined), had married a Susanna Unknown, now thought to be a Jackson, and
after Abraham died in 1758, Susanna remarried in Feb of 1759 in Westport, a
cousin of Abraham's, Thaddeus Gray. They had daughters Lois and Polly Gray -
My husband descends from Erastus KIFF b.1804 in Kortright. He married Sarah
Palmer b.1806 also in Del. Co. They were married and had 6 children born
there before moving to Tioga Co., PA in 1839. Can anyone tell me to which
Palmer family she belonged or possibly when she and Erastus were married?
The first child, John M., was born 1823 in Kortright. Thank you for any
Dorothy J. Gard
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