I must say that this is one of the nicest and most helpful lists I've ever
encountered. Sorry a mistranscription of a census record is the only reason
I have for being among you.
Sincere thanks to all of you who wrote, assuring me that this was DEFINITELY
NOT a Watchman. I was resigned to this yesterday, but then received a
message that briefly rekindled my hope.
The name Watchman, in that time frame, is so rare that I have found
precisely two WATCHMAN surnamed folk I feel were probably related. and two I
know were unrelated, as well as a later German emigrants named Wachmon, a
much later southwest Native American line which is apparently unrelated and
an English Watchman in Baltimore that emigrated after the time of the ones
I'm interested in. That's it!
Hope I find some excuse to research in Orleans County again!
Regards and again my thanks, and if any of you ever run into a Watchman born
pre 1850, remember I'm in the Orleans archives!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Art H." <aeh(a)ntelos.net>
To: "Sharilyn Whitaker" <sharilyn(a)northcoast.com>;
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 4:25 PM
Subject: Re: [NYORLEAN] Alamanzor ?Watchman or Hutchinson
This person (Almanzor Hutchinson) really is a Hutchinson. He is
Uncle. I can confirm this family group - and would be happy to
further information with anyone interested in this family.
His wife was Mary Graves Short. They had six known children (3
daughters were b. after the 1850 census). He is found in Gaines in all
federal and NY state census from 1850 until his death in 1893. He was a
member of the 81st & 82nd sessions of the NY Assembly (representing
Co.), and a member of the NY Senate from the 29th District for the
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sharilyn Whitaker" <sharilyn(a)northcoast.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 5:20 PM
Subject: [NYORLEAN] Alamanzor ?Watchman or Hutchinson
> Sorry to bother you nice people again, but a list member contacted me
privately and said that after having examined the actual census record, he
thought the name on the 1850 Federal census for Gaines WAS actually
> What makes me think otherwise is that there were several entries for the
name Alamanzor Hutchinson or Hutchensen in the Record of the Orleans
Pioneer Association, which several people wrote to me about, and that
does appear on the Orleans County site version of this census.
> What I need to do is confirm that Alamanzor Hutchinson was born ca 1810,
and had a wife Mary, and sons Aurthur, Elizabeth and a son Alamanzor who
6 months old in 1850, and that the man on the census is the man in
> If anything about the family of Alamanzor Hutchinson in the book Record
the Orleans County Pioneer Association, and it matches that census.
can once and for all discard any possibility of a Watchman by this name.
> Would someone be kind enough to confirm this for me?
> Many thanks,
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