I find it impossible to respond to the Roll Call request for three names,
since I only know one -- here goes:
I'm searching for the parents/other family of my great-grandfather, Ward
Wixon. Our family tradition says he was born in Putnam County, NY, in
December, 1830, but that he was orphaned some time thereafter. We know there
were a lot of Wixon/Wixson/Wixom people in that area at that time, but we
don't know the names of his parents and so cannot connect him to any of those
The first actual documentation we have of Ward is his appearance in the 1850
Census, where he was listed as living with the family of James Barger, in
Putnam Valley Township -- which fits with the family story that Ward was
sent, after the deaths of his parents -- and possibly after a stint in an
orphanage -- to live with a shoemaker named Barger, who taught him the
Family stories contain hints that Ward may have had a sister, perhaps named
Sarah (who remained in New York and died there later); and perhaps another
relative named Caroline.
We do not know the names of Ward's relatives or when they died (one story
says his father died in some accident involving a horse...). After his
appearance in the 1850 Census, we do not know what Ward was doing until he
showed up in Illinois in 1860, getting married...
Someone has suggested that in about the right time period there was a Sarah
Wixon living with a Van Wyck family, in the Putnam area; but my efforts to
follow that up have not yet turned up anything.
Ward seems to have been an unusual name in the Wixons, before
great-grandfather was born, so it's possible it is some sort of family
connection, perhaps to his mother's family...
So: if you have a reference to a Ward Wixon in Putnam County in the 1830's,
'40's, or '50's, I'd appreciate hearing about it. Or if you know a Ward
family associated with a Wixon; or a Sarah Wixon, whether or not with the Van
Wyck family, after 1830...
(Family stories say Ward took a NY paper later in life out west, and one day
saw an obituary for his sister -- so while I don't know what paper that might
have been, or even when (most likely between 1870 and 1920), such an obit
might have clues for me, if I can locate it -- but I don't even know if Sarah
may have been married and have a different last name...)
If anything here rings a bell for anyone, please let me know, won't you?
-- Dave Wixon
BUNTEN (Buntin,Bunting,Bunton), BENEDICT, ROSCOE
All in Southeast and Brewster 1800 to 1830. Also anything about the defense
of Patterson in the War of 1812. Robert Bunten volunteered for the defense of
Patterson in 1814 and was still in the militia as an ensign in 1820.
Moose1975(a)AOL.com (Ray Bunten)
Lake Secor is not far from Mahopac Falls . Take Route 6N to the
Presbyterian church on the hill, go around the church and then turn
left. That will take you to Lake Secor, or you can get there from the
Taconic State Parkway. As far as I know the lake is still there!
I have been away, so I am a little late with this roll call.
In Dutchess/Putnam Counties: any BELLs, especially in Philipstown, Putnam
Valley areas. My line is Peter b. 1743m. Jane JONES, Joseph BELL m. Mary
Steinbeck, Perer BELL m. Charlotte DENNEY, Marcus A. BELL m. Sarah BELL ( a
Ossining NY & New Haven CT line), and so on.
Charlotte DENNEYs' line is Richard DENNEY m. Aseneth BOOTH to Thomas DENNEY
m. Easter EARLEY to Charlotte
Other lines hooking into these include Lickley, Brewer, Jaycox, Odell, Van
Tassell, and many others
My Putnam County research interests are:
BISHOP, Lydia (1st wife of Brundage KNAPP) of Starrs Ridge, in South East,
NY formerly of North Salem, NY. She had dau Lydia KNAPP, b abt 1809 who m
1)Henry WHITNEY in 1831 at SouthEast and 2) Rufus FANCHER, 16 Aug 1866
MEAD, Ethan - b 1747 and d 1825, resident of So Salem in Westchester County
and Carmel in Putnam County where he and wife, Elizabeth, joined the Gilead
Presbyterian Church in 1803. Ethan and Eliz had 12 ch incl Esther b 1784,
3rd wife of Brundage KNAPP, and my 3ggm.
Any information on these folks VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!
Kay Ball <kball(a)fmtc.com>
I am searching for the parentage of Judith Sloat b 4-6-1764 NY? d 3-31-1856
Stark Co., OH. She married Stephen MASTERS 9-16-1783 Sussex Co., NJ (this
info from Stephen's Revol. War records).
Anyone have a spare Judith lurking around??
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Hi Ed -
My Slote family appears to be different from yours. I descend from Joseph
Brundage SLOTE (1811-1884) of Dutchess/Putnam Counties & NY County. He was
John SLOTE & Bethia Reynolds & was mar to Sarah Ann Ferris.
Sorry I have no information about your Sloats. Do you have any about mine?
My names for the roll call are any and all
Wixon/Wixom/Wixson etc. who resided in Putnam Co.
NY at any time. My direct line of descent is
Peleg, John Sr., John Jr. I have a database of
Wixons that I keep adding to that includes any I
find anywhere in the United States and Canada. I'm
more than happy to try to answer questions on the
Cheryl Wixon Gocken
Anne Hurst wrote:
> Researching William Snow and wife Lydia Wixon who lived in town of Southeast 1790-1830. Would like to find parents of Lydia who was born in Barnstable Co., MA. Many Wixons/Wixoms moved to Putnam. Anne Hurst
Have you checked Cheryl Wixon Gocken's web site at:
I found Lydia Wixon and William Snow in her records (no parents
for Lydia, sorry).
Cheryl may have more info for you.
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Looking for family members of Harold Newton Purdy and
his wife Frances Louise Tolles. Any help will be appreciated.
Kindest regards to all and thanks for any help.
J. Perry Watson
Frances Purdy Watson
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Researching William Snow and wife Lydia Wixon who lived in town of Southeast 1790-1830. Would like to find parents of Lydia who was born in Barnstable Co., MA. Many Wixons/Wixoms moved to Putnam. Anne Hurst
I have Dingees and Ballards in my Robinson lines -- from Cooperstown
area.... any links?
From: MORISONK(a)aol.com [mailto:MORISONK@aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: [NYPutnam] Roll Call requested
Hi all! I have been researching many Putnam County families...mainly
HEAD, HEADY, BALLARD families...
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I would like to learn more about;
Elizabeth French(1740-1821), wife of Titus Travis, Putnam Valley, NY
John Crookstone(1757-1793), husband of Eleanor Anderson, Red Mills, NY
Peter Anderson(1717-1797),husband of Mary Curry, Red Mills, NY
Would appreciate hearing from anyone who has more information than I.
Thank you. Elizabeth L. Gero
surnames I'm looking for.
HARRIS, Lyman in Nelsonville, 1850 also in Cold Spring or Phillipstown
BALL, Exa Nelsonville 1850 also in Cold Spring or Phillipstown
They were married in Phillipstown or Cold Spring 1850 & had 3 children.
When Lyman died she moved to Poughkeepsie. I need info about them Jane in
My mothers family comes from these 3 families all in the Lake Oscawana area
of Putnam Valley, New York (Putnam County). Looking for information on
any and all of these people.
John O'Dell b: 05/30/1756 d: 11/25/1851 m: Susannah Cronk b: 1757 d;
John R. Tompkins b: 02/20/1840 d: 03/11/ 1924 m: Anna Maria Barger b:
09/26/1843 d: 03/10/1928 (have also seen her listed as Annie Marie, and
Anna Marie) my grandmothers bible has it as Anna Maria Barger.
Mary Barger b: Abt. 1824 d: 12/30/1887 m: cousin(?) Harrison Barger b:
09/19/1820 d: 04/21/1869.
List and other related? researchers;
This was a great idea!
I am researching SLOAT, SUTTON, WOOD (and LIKELY) too!
George Alfred WOOD Sr.
B. abt 1882/1885 m. 10 Oct 1908 Pocahontas Rebecca SLOAT at St. Peters,
He died in 1958 and is buried at St. Phillips.
Pocahontas Rebecca SLOAT
B. 26 May 1888 at Peekskill died Aft 22 Jan 1946 in Garrison.
George Alfred WOOD's father was Samuel WOOD of which I know nothing. His
mother was Emma F. TURNER b. 10 Sept 1860 d. 9 June 1895.
Pocahontas Rebecca SLOAT's father was William E. SLOAT b. abt 1842/1845 m.
Abt 1879 to
Caroline Amelice SUTTON. William E. SLOAT d. 8 Mar 1914.
Caroline Amelice SUTTON b. abt 1855/1857 d. 10 Mar 1938. Her father was
William SUTTON and
her mother Mary LIKELY of which I know little.
Wondering if anyone has more information on these SLOAT, SUTTON, WOOD and
Edward A. Keough