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In a message dated 1/8/2001 2:24:36 PM Pacific Standard Time,
<< Indexes and transcriptions leave room for human
That is one of the reasons I wanted to see this transcription to be sure I
had recorded it correctly when I looked at the film which wasn't too easy to
read. I also have the entire indices to the 1790 Heads of Families
transcribed and published by the Reprint co. of Spartanburg SC. Gratefully,
my transcription, the Reprint's transcription and mine do agree. Thanks for
all of your help. Carol
Believe the URL on the Dutchess Co. site is :
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nydutche/1790/1790fredericks.htm instead of:
The federal government transcribed and published in hard copy all the 1790
census for the entire country as it existed in 1790. Almost every Family
History center and many public libraries with some genealogical interest
own copies of them. I used a library that bought all the census ever
published both by the Feds and AIS but such terrific libraries are few and
I xeroxed the entire section for then Dutchess. The 1800 census for now
"Putnam" was published in an early NYGB Record and the 1810 census was
published in their quarterly by the Dutchess County Genealogical Society,
"The Dutchess" (believe back copies can be obtained.)
NYGB Library has the full set of every census (I think).
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Sent: Monday, January 08, 2001 2:20 PM
Subject: Re: [NYPutnam] Re: NYPUTNAM-D Digest V01 #4
In a message dated 1/8/2001 7:11:02 AM Pacific Standard Time, Jocarf(a)aol.com
Joan, could not access this website? Would like to do so. Carol in
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>Have you been in touch with Dick Muscarella (sp?), County Historian, about
Hello Janet! Fun to see you here.
No, I haven't spoken to Rich because I truly expected others to fill me in on
the details. I'm creating a shell, an overview history of the town, to give us a
sense of place that does not exist here. I followed the Ressique family (I live
on their road) and the Kent family because of the town being named for them and
because I believe the root cellar in my backyard may have belonged to a Kent.
I will talk to Sharyn Pratt at some point and get into the schoolhouse (Kent
Historical Society) to get more information and I'll visit the Mead Cemetery
which I just located yesterday afternoon at the foot of White Pond. Our Town
Clerk has a copy of the Beers map on her wall that I may try to borrow to scan
for the site - THAT would be a cool thing to do.
All my best to you,
Hi Janet -
Thanks very much for the information you sent me. I am pleased to have the
maps you told me about. I'm glad you & Jeff Green straightened me out about
locations of Carmel & Kent. Now I know my ancestsors were not from Kent at
all; they were from Carmel.
My proven ancestor Jane Hughson was b in 1758 at Carmel. Her father was
Jeremiah Hughson (b 1724 or 1732). Two Jeremiah Hughsons are listed on the
1790 Census, Frederickstown, a Sr & a Jr. However, I do not believe that they
are father & son. Jeremiah Sr remained loyal to the crown during the AmRev
but did not go to Canada in any records I've found so far. Jeremiah Jr was a
patriot & had property in Carmel afater the AmRev. Jeremiah Sr lived on
Philipse Patent. I need more proof for that.
Thank you again for your help.
Hi Jeff -
I appreciate the information you sent me. When I saw Carmel & Kent used
interchangeably, I was confused about the places. I'm glad you set me
I do know that my ancestors the Hughsons lived in Carmel, formerly
Frederickstown & before that Philipse Patent. Much of the information I have
is sketchy. My proven ancestor was Jane Hughson b 1758 & I believe her father
was Jeremiah (b either 1724 or 1732). Two Jeremiahs, probably not father &
son, are listed on the 1790 Frederickstown Census.
In a message dated 1/6/01 3:13:48 PM, jmgreen(a)bestweb.net writes:
<< No one in particular. I'm simply putting together an historical overview
town history or townofkent.org. Please visit. >>
Have you been in touch with Dick Muscarella (sp?), County Historian, about
Hi Trudy, Janet & Jeff -
I send many thanks to you all for information you provided me. My interest is
in one of the Jeremiah Hughson families who lived in Carmel (Frederickstown).
There are two - a Sr & a Jr - who are listed on the 1790 Census
(Frederickstown). I do not believe these Jeremiahs are father & son.
Happy New Year!
Hi Putnam List - Just discovered ggGrandfather may have stopped in Putnam to see relatives. If anyone has access to the 1840 and 1850 census for Phillipstown, Putnam Co. I would greatly appreciate a look up for: Morris Warren
1840 Census page 319
1850 Census page 65
1850 Census , page 84 Dist. 2
1850 Census pg 84 Dist. 2
Any help would be truly appreciated. Thanks, Karen
Orange County Genealogical Society
1841 Historic Courthouse
101 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924
Saturday, February 3, 2001
Business Meeting 9:00 A.M. Program 10:30 A.M.
GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF BLACK FAMILIES
IN ORANGE COUNTY
presented by Bob Brennan
Bob Brennan is Village of Otisville Historian. He has been interested in
genealogy since 1981 when he gave his seventh grade Social Studies class an
assignment to trace their family and he started to trace his own family. He
was very interested in local history and government. Bob was appointed by
Governor Carey to the Board of Trustees of Washington's Headquarters in 1977
and served for 10 years. He served on the town board of Wallkill for 16
and was supervisor when the clean up and dedication of the Pine Hill
occurred. Bob has published two books on the records and people of the
Most recently Bob has been dedicating himself to compiling as much
information as possible about black families of Orange County. He spends
countless hours entering information into a database. The program will
include The 1870 Census; 1790-1830 Census, black free heads of household;
Marriages in Orange County 1908-1928; and the Genealogy of a number of
different Orange County families.
The program is free of charge and open to the public. If anyone has
contact Marilyn Terry via e-mail at mvtgrterry(a)aol.com
Janet T. Newman wrote:
>There is a large 1861 commercial map which has all the townships and lists road and the names and initials of owners.Also shows schools, churches, graveyards, and other items of interest. It takes many xerox pages to cover even a single township. The Historical Society has a copy and I believe there is one in the map room at the court house.
That is, I think, the "Beer's Map"(?) and the image I posted the other day is a
section from one which hangs in the Historical Society down the road from me.
There's another one in our Town Clerk's office. I might be able to ask the town
to allow me to borrow the map to photograph it and publish it at the
townofkent.org website. As soon as I can arrange a block of time, lights and a
solid tripod I may do just that.
>You didn't mention who you are looking for in Kent.
No one in particular. I'm simply putting together an historical overview of the
town history or townofkent.org. Please visit.
Janet T. Newman wrote:
>If you are putting together a website involving History of Kent, I assume
>you have contacted the Kent Historical, especially Bernice Gottwald and
>Betty Light Behr. And especially Glendon E Wheeler in Simi Valley CA who has
>published extensively. He is absolutely the most expert on anyone who ever
>lived in Kent.
I have not spoken to these people, though I have made web space available so
that the Kent Historical Society may publish a web site with more detailed
information about our Town. My part in this is to generate a "general overview"
to whet the appetite of those who know more and would contribute to a fuller
>Is your Green family an early one in Putnam? I have been searching for what
>happened to a Joseph Green (b.c.1814) who married a Phebe about 1850. His
>mother was Hannah Townsend.
My "Green" was shortened from something else at Ellis Island when my father's
family came here from Austria in the 1890's.
>(with early Kent roots)
Come back! We miss you.
>P.S. As a flying guess, I suspect the person you are looking for is Thaddeus
>Kent (though he seems a little young) about whom I know nothing except he
>was a Baptist and evidently was born and raised and buried in Kent but
>evidently didn't make his own home in Kent.
What's most interesting is that though we've named our Town after the Kent
family they didn't seem to want to spend much time here. James (the most famous)
was born here then moved away to Poughkeepsie for bigger and better things and
his (son?) Moss was a Congressman though he was also not born here, and may
never have even been here.
The Kent's did have a history of being well educated (Yale) and having money so
I'm not sure why or how James' family came here to Fredericks(town) in the first
place - but they sure didn't stick around.
In the meantime, the Barrett's and Ressique's were spreading like wildfire and
were predominant when the town was being formed and named. I suppose being a
judge was more important than being a farmer.
If you are putting together a website involving History of Kent, I assume
you have contacted the Kent Historical, especially Bernice Gottwald and
Betty Light Behr. And especially Glendon E Wheeler in Simi Valley CA who has
published extensively. He is absolutely the most expert on anyone who ever
lived in Kent.
Is your Green family an early one in Putnam? I have been searching for what
happened to a Joseph Green (b.c.1814) who married a Phebe about 1850. His
mother was Hannah Townsend.
(with early Kent roots)
P.S. As a flying guess, I suspect the person you are looking for is Thaddeus
Kent (though he seems a little young) about whom I know nothing except he
was a Baptist and evidently was born and raised and buried in Kent but
evidently didn't make his own home in Kent.
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From: JmG <jmgreen(a)bestweb.net>
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 8:17 AM
Subject: [NYPutnam] Kent Family
I live in the Town of Kent, Putnam County in New York State. Until 1812 or
the town was known as Frederickstown and consisted of a few small hamlets,
Farmer's Mills, Cole's Mills and Frederick, (or later, Ludingtonville). I
in the area known as Farmer's Mills on the eastern shore of White Pond.
I have a section of a map from the mid 1800's on which is centered White
and the road now known as Ressique Street. On the map are referenced two
properties one with the name "T. Kent", and the second with nothing more
"T.K." which is where my home is now.
I'm in the process of putting together a community web site (at the above
and I'm not well versed at genealogical searching, but I've done my best and
cannot seem to find a great deal on the Kent family of this area. The only
to fame I can find is that James Kent, the jurist, was born here - but
apparently quickly moved away north. The map I have was produced many years
after, in the mid 1800's though I am not certain of the date. (1830-1850)
What I'd like to know - if anyone knows - is the history of the Kent's from
Frederickstown, and just who this "T. Kent" might have been. From the look
the map T. Kent may have owned a rather large parcel of about 100 acres off
Farmer's Mills road on the eastern slope of Big Buck Mountain.
It's relatively easy to follow the lineage and families but it's harder to
what these people did and where and how they lived. Any information you can
provide will be greatly appreciated.
I am searching for the PARENTAGE of Judith SLOAT b 4-6-1764 NY? (from 1830
OH census) d 3-31-1856 Stark Co., OH. She married Stephen MASTERS 9-16-1783
Hardisten, Sussex Co., NJ (this info from Stephen's Revol. War records).
Anyone have a spare Judith lurking around??
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