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My ggggrandfather Henry Snell was born 1822 in Shelby, NY. Parents were
Joseph and Magdalena.Children: Charity, Emanuel, Miranda, Abaline, Jeremiah and
Joseph, John J. and Jacob were brother from Herkimer Co.... They came to
Shelby abt 1818.
Joseph and family moved to Newstead NYabt 1830.
I'm trying to find anyrecords like birth on his son Henry married to Huldah
Henry died abt 1858. The records in Akron were burned abt 1880.
Where do I find any early records on Henry? Any help would be gradually
I bought Landmarks of Orleans Co. and there is a little but not much on the
early Snell families.
I was hoping, with you being more familiar with records in Orleans County,
NY, that you would know of some records I hadn't come across yet. The
problem is I still have one last link to prove for my DAR application. My
patriot ancestor Capt Nathaniel Huntoon (1721-1793) has been proven but not
through my direct line so I am having to find more concrete evidence. Any
information or insights you could provide related to Orleans, NY would be
greatly appreciated. Feel free to email me directly. Thank you.
I still need to prove that my Nathaniel Huntoon (Sr-1785-1852) and his wife
Sarah or "Sally" Huntoon were the parents of my Nathaniel Huntoon
What I have so far:
The family started out in NH, moved to Lemington, VT and lived there from
around 1810-1819. They show up in the Sweden, Genesee county, NY in the
1820 census. Genesee county becomes Orleans county in 1821.
In David Copeland's book on the History of Clarendon from 1810-1889 both my
Nathaniel Sr and his brother Isaac Huntoon are mentioned. In 1821 Nathaniel
Sr is noted as being the overseer of District 2 of the 100,000 acre
"Connecticut" tract. Nathaniel Sr is listed on pg 355 of the book as being
buried in Pettingill cemetery and having died in 1852 at age 67 (b. 1785).
The deed search only showed the son Nathaniel and his wife Phoebe buying and
selling lots 65 and 66 of Township 3 of the 100,000 acre "Connecticut" tract
in 1853. A second cousin of the father, Orrin Huntoon is listed as one of
the parties on the 6 deeds. Interestingly, in family history he was last
heard of in Massachusetts in the 1810 census. Other parties were Alexander
Milliken, Lynds Lee (also listed in Pettingill cemetery in Copeland's book)
and wife Eliza, Eliza Lee by herself, Susan Tinsley (known to be a daughter
of Nathaniel and Sarah), and another person whose name is illegible but
starts with an A and the last name starts with Gr and his wife "Esther".
These deeds raise the question of whether Eliza and Esther are also sisters
of Nathaniel Jr like Susan Tinsley is.
A will search for that time frame did not yield any Huntoons or any name
close in phonetic spelling.
I've heard of "inventories" that list the sale of household items after a
death but have not come across any for Orleans yet. Do they exist? As far
back as 1852?
The 1830 and 1840 census only list head of household. Nathaniel Sr is there
for both. However, his brother Isaac has moved to Attica, Genesee (now
Wyoming) and continues on his westward trek in 1841 to Leslie, MI via Lake
The 1850 census lists names but it has Nathaniel and Sarah in one household
in Clarendon and Nathaniel, Phoebe and their children in a separate
household in Murray.
In the 1860 census Sarah Huntoon is listed by herself and Susan Tinsley and
infant son are living with Linus and Eliza Lee (same people in the deeds,
possibly older sister?). There's not enough on Esther "Gr..." and Nathaniel
Jr has already moved to MI in 1854.
According to Nathaniel Jr's obit, his family moved to Clinton County, MI
(one county over from where his uncle Isaac moved in 1841) in 1854.
Unfortunately, the obit does not list his parents names and neither does his
county death certificate. There is no MI State Death Cert for him and no
birth certificate or evidence has turned up in Vermont or New Hampshire.
Again, any suggestions would be welcomed at this point. Thank you again.
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The Fletcher Cemetery listing for George Easton shows his middle initial to
be "M". You have "W" as the middle initial. He was born on Jan 9 1811 and died
on Jun 6 1884. HIs father is Richard Easton. Let me know if this the one
and I will look for the middle name
Hello, I'm new to the list,
Looking for information re: George W. EASTON
1880 census a Vet in Shelby with wife Christiana
Buried in Fletcher Chapel Cemetry in Shelby. Christiana may be the Mary Greyson Easton buried there too.
Both born in England. 1811/1812.
Does anyone know how to find the middle name?
Would anyone have access to the Presbyterian Church records of Albion, NY?
Someone gave me a note a few years back that made reference to "Mrs. Bush, a
widow with three daughters.
Mrs. Laura Bush
Miss Polly Bush
Miss Sophia Bush
Miss Caroline Bush 1 Mar 1861"
By 1861, my Caroline Bush was Mrs. Charles H. Beach. I am hoping the date
was not copied correctly and it was really 1851 that these ladies were members
of the Presbyterian Church.
Thanks for any help and guidance.
This was my original message. Two kind people offered help. One worked at
the Presbyterian Church and one directed me to a Beach family that lived in the
area. I want to thank them and appreciate any help they offfer.
The emails they sent me are gone. I have no idea where they went. If I
deleted them, I did it accidently. They were not in my files of recently deleted
Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon again.
Reno, Nevada U.S.A.