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The URL for "The Adams of Putnam County New York" is
It didn't make through the list server. Got an Adams ancestor in Putnam
County and/or environs. You should find them here!
The Adams genealogical information in the WFT in Volume 24, Tree 0006 is corrupted and not to be relied upon. It was lifted using a disk I made for the person who submitted the WFT without my knowledge or permission.
See "The Adams of Putnam County New York" for the correct and latest updated data.
Whether the creation of a corrupted WFT Adams Tree was malicious isn't known nor is why alterations were made. Though the WFT submitter was well aware of the complexity in determining the brothers in the first generation family, a totally fictions brother was introduced though it had no impact on the her lineage.
In Adams genealogy, each individual was given a unique number signifying parentage and place within their own family. In several cases, this number was included in the WFT as part of the given name. The information was pasted in from the "Putnam Adams" disk directly.
"The Adams of Putnam County NY" represents twenty years work and the contributions of many many descendants.
We would like to invite you to re-visit our website, The POORHOUSE STORY (a
clearinghouse for information about 19th century American poorhouses) at
We are very excited to be able to share with you some fascinating
information about a soon-to-be-released book dealing with very early poor
relief in that county. This type of work is something quite special! (Since
The Poorhouse Lady has herself been engaged in transcribing the minutes of
the meetings of the Superintendents of the Poor for Washington County NY ...
for 2 years!!! ... she can appreciate how much hard work it represents.)
We have also just posted the PUTNAM County portion of a fascinating 1823
report to the state government (the YATES Report) which surveyed the poor
relief practices in every NY county. The report resulted in the 1824 law
which required the establishment of county poorhouses throughout the state.
At the homepage (link above) click on POORHOUSES BY STATE, then on NEW YORK
on the table of states, then on PUTNAM on the table of counties. You will
find the Yates Report near the top of the page. And if you scroll down to
the section on RECORDS you will see the new book note marked with a big
yellow NEW arrow. (NOTE: If you have visited the site recently, you may have
to click on REFRESH on your browser to see the new information.)
There are other pages on the site which may give you some interesting
perspective on poorhouses. They are off the homepage and include: the
HISTORY page and the LETTER TO GENEALOGISTS as well as FEATURED ARTICLES.
There are great tips for researching poorhouse records for yourself on the
RECORDS page; and you might want to subscribe to our (almost) monthly
newletter (which you can do in the lower right corner of the homepage).
The information on our site will only grow through the submissions of
generous readers. If you would like to e-mail me ... please do so off-list
because I cannot maintain subscriptions to as many lists as we post messages
on. (You can use an e-mail link off one of our web pages.)
We hope you enjoy the site!
(aka=The Poorhouse Lady)
Hi! I am not a Denney researcher, but the the Richard Denney family does
intersect with some of the other families I have researched. What info were
you looking for?
<A HREF="http://www.agapeenterprisesinc.com/">Agape Enterprises </A>
I picked up a copy of a quit claim deed dated 12 October 1868 at Carmel. NY
this week. It is for land sold to Benjamin Forman.
There is a list of "Decendants of Richard Denney deceased, Thomas Denney
deceased or Abigail ( or Abijiah.. hard to read) Pratt deceased late of
Putnam County, New York"
>From Putnam Co.-
Mary Ann Hadden
Elisa Ann Christian
Elisa A. Baxter
Catharine A. Foreman
George D. Denny
>From Orange Co.-
>From Ulster Co.-
The Bells and Clarissa Brewer are from my Peter Bell/Charlotte Denney line, I
am not sure where Maria Bell fits in. All other Bells are children of Peter
Can anyone identify which lines the others are from?
Hi List, We have our GGGrandfather Henry Warren WOOD, Born 1817
Henry Married in 1842, Pound Ridge,NY to
Mary A BADEAU Born 1822 in Carmel, Putnam County,NY. Henry & Mary raised
there Family in New Cannan,Fairfield County,CT.
Also any information on Henry's Father our GGGGrandfather
Hezekiah Wood Born 1794 in New York State & his Wife Halmera HOYT Born
1796 in NY or CT.
Looking for information on any of the above names.
Thanking you in advance, Please contact Bill Wood Direct at
Here's one you may want to share with your fellow genealogists. Norm
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 22:37:19 -0500
From: Joe Sissom <dj(a)dfc.cc>
Subject: MorphCorp strikes again
I rec'd this sad mag a couple of days ago:
"Morphcorp used my child who died at age 6 as one of their examples
saying she lived to be 106 years old right here in our town. That
really hurt us to receive this. I wrote the Denver BBB and I may go to
see a lawyer. Is there really any thing any one can dO?"
Over TWO years ago Jeff Scism (organizer and proprietor of The Int'l
Black Sheep Soc of Gen (http://blacksheep.rootsweb.com/shame.html) and
its Hall of Shame) and I, along with a handful of others, attempted to
get this now Denver based reincarnation of the Halbert's organization,
producers of phony family history for years, put out of business.
We asked for help from the nat'l genealogy organizations like NGS and
Gentech. So far as I know, these tax-subsidized non-profits didn't
even respond, much less help. A handful of individuals volunteered
their time. Apparently we generated enough heat to cause them to either
shut down or at least slow down their rip-offs for a while.
But now, they are at their most hideous, and again the self-proclaimed
"leaders" take no action. Contact has been made with the Denver BBB and
other steps are being worked on, but we need help. If you have rec'd
one of these caricatures of genealogy research, take it to your USPS and
file a complaint. Spread the word via your local GenSoc and Library...
but most active genealogists recognize the fraud. It is the non
participant that usually gets hooked, so take a copy to local newspaper
and TV stns.
Do you know anyone that works for Fox, CNN, or other news organization?
They have a lot of air to fill and this story has nice hooks. Are any
of you in the Denver or Salt Lake (where they have a "branch" address)
area? We need you badly.
Stand up and help us raise the morality bar.