The only Red Kill I know runs from north from Fleischmanns, to the
southern part of the Halcott range. Much of it is in Roxbury
township, but not very close to the hamet of Roxbury. If you look at
you can see the 1902 USGS topo
map of the area. Red Kill is such a generic name there may be another...
On the 1869 Beers maps I don't see a church on the Red Kill. There
are ME and Baptist churches in Vega in the Batavia Kill valley, over
the ridge from the Red Kill.
The external borders of Delaware County haven't changed since 1797 -
At 09:15 PM 2/6/2010, you wrote:
I have just discovered (after 25 years of searching) that my great
grandfather was born "on Red Kill" in Delaware County.
His name was Joseph Johnson Chase, born 1819, to Joshua Chase & Mary
(Polly) Hackett. By 1830, they had moved to Oswego County, NY.
1. I know that Red Kill is Dutch for Red river or creek, and that it
runs from Roxbury up to at least Hunter in Green County. Also, I
understand that there apparently a district (?) north of Roxbury
called Red Kill. I
am wondering whether the relative citing "on Red Kill" meant somewhere on
the river or was she referring to the district????
2 Was there a protestant church in that area in 1819?
3. Was this area in Delaware or Greene County in 1819?
Any comments, help, assistance or whatever would be most appreciated.
I live in Berkeley CA so it is somewhat awkward for me to do a lot of
detailed research in NY.
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