>> After both James and Elizabeth died and were buried in Marble Cemetery
>> in lower Manhatten NY, sometime later, I don't know when or why, their
>> remains were removed from vault #25 and taken to St. Luke's
>> Churchyard, Matteauwan, Dutchess Co. and buried there.
>I happened to read just the other day that many people were later moved from
>that cemetery to cemeteries farther out in the country, because that became
>"more fashionable" than burial in the city. An interesting concept!?!
Also at some point in the mid 1800s the laws of Manhattan were changed to
ban most cemeteries on the island. Many burials in Manhattan cemeteries
were moved to cemeteries that were off the island.
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Presented by Michelle P. Figliomeni
Saturday, March 3, 2001 11:00 A. M.
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1841 Historic Courthouse
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Henry Wisner distinguished himself in revolutionary war matters in the
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>I saw on Putnam County's webpage that there is a book "History of
>Putnam County, NY by William S. Pelletreau, A.M. and chapters XVI &
>XXIII are on the Kent family members I am interested in.
>I don't know who to ask if they would make me a copy of those pages
>but I would be very willing to pay any and all charges to have them.
I've been slowly (with emphasis on the word "slowly" <grin> ) transcribing some
of the pages of the book entitled "History of Putnam County" and posting them
to the web site. I will look for any information on your Kent's and post it
as I stumble across it.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
This is my first time of posting, so if I goof up, please forgive me.
After running a search of all queries in Putnam Co. in the name of
Kent, I came to realize that there is not much information available,
atleast on the list, but hopefully someone can help.
I am looking for Rev. Elisha Kent, a presbyterian minister who first
preached at Newtown, Ct., and later in Fredericksburgh [now Southeast,
Putnam County], than a part of Dutchess County, N.Y. Here his son
Moss Kent practised his profession of lawyer and here James Kent was
born, July 31, 1763. [Southeast]
About 1740, Rev. Elisha Kent, grandfather to Chancellor Kent, was
stationed over first Church in Philipse Precinct, afterward known as
James Kent grew up to be a very famous lawyer and Chancellor of New
James Kent married Elizabeth Bailey of Poughkeepsie, NY, daughter of
Colonel John Bayly [Bailey].
James and Elizabeth moved to New York City after an unsuccessful run
for congress against his brother-in-law Theodorus Bailey in 1793.
After both James and Elizabeth died and were buried in Marble Cemetery
in lower Manhatten NY, sometime later, I don't know when or why, their
remains were removed from vault #25 and taken to St. Luke's
Churchyard, Matteauwan, Dutchess Co. and buried there.
I saw on Putnam County's webpage that there is a book "History of
Putnam County, NY by William S. Pelletreau, A.M. and chapters XVI &
XXIII are on the Kent family members I am interested in.
I don't know who to ask if they would make me a copy of those pages
but I would be very willing to pay any and all charges to have them.
Also, if anyone can tell me anything of the children and family
members of these Kent men, I would be very greatful.
I have only just begun this line so I will take anything I can get,
and I thank you all in advance and I'm sorry for making this so long.
Please read the following announcement from the folk at RootsWeb. This could
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Is there anywhere in Putnam Co. to order obits? I have just received some
from Philly PA for my family , at the cost of $3.00 each from the Historical
Soc. they are well worth it. I would like to order one for Joseph. P.
Dickinson died June 18, 1920. And His wife Mary Cole Dickinson (Harrison)
who died Sept. 13, 1930.
Thank you, Carol Heap
obit look-up volunteer for Palm Beach CO. FL
Is there a marriage record for Olive (?Colwell) to Harrison Shaw or his
brother Albert Shaw?
It now appears from Priscilla Sprague's gravestone in WI that Olive Shaw was
probably born a Colwell [also spelled Colwill/Colvill/Caldwell] and d/o
Jarvis & Priscilla Colwell.
In 1850 Kent, Olive Shaw with daughter Josephine (age 2) was living with
Priscilla Sprague. Priscilla was twice widowed. She was was first married
to Jarvis/Garvis Colwell (d.1834) and then married Orry Sprague (d.1848)
whose first wife Elizabeth died in 1841. Priscilla's household apparently
includes two unmarried Colwell children and a child of Priscilla by Jarvis
If the elderly Ester Kelly is Priscilla's own widowed mother, Priscilla
would be the d/o Seth Kelly and Esther Disbrow.
1850 Putnam Co. NY Kent #271-280
Prisela Sprague 52 F NY
Isaac Colwill 24 M NY Boatman
Angeline Colwill 23 F NY
Georgianah Sprague 6 F NY Attending school
Ester (Disbrow) Kelly 84 F NY widow of Seth (1898-1848)
Olive Shaw 26 F NY
Josephene (dau) 2 F NY
Priscilla Colwell d.Aug. 2, 1879, age 81 yr 2 mo 8 d, "wife of Jarvis
Colwell & Orry Sprague". Priscilla was buried as a Colwell with the Shaws
and her Colwell children in Sheboygan Co. WI
I can not help you, but if you find parents for Olive, possibly Solomon
Srpaue and Elizabeth unknown, I sure would like that information.
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Jennifer Sherwood Braswell
: SAMUEL TAYLOR1 SHERWOOD was born July 29, 1787 in Dutchess County , NY,
: died in CT. He married ANNA CROFUT June 11, 1808 in Newtown, Fairfield
: County, CT, daughter of ELIHY CROFUT and PHOEBE FAIRCHILD.
: Knowing that Putnam CO NY was once part of Dutchess CO NY, I am hoping
: that some one may be able to help me find some identification of Samuel's
: parents. I am currently following traditional naming patterns to locate
: It is possible that Samuel's father was named John, and his mother was
: named Delia, or Mary.
: ( These are children's names that I have no source for)
: I welcome any clues, leads, and documented kinships.
: Corrections and additional info related to what I have placed here are
: Jennifer Sherwood Braswell
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I am researching James H. McGuire (or Maguire), who was born in 1891 or 1892 in
Brewster, NY. He was a tool-setter in Brewster, and married Florence Holmes on
31 July 1913 in Waterbury, CT. He never lived in Waterbury, at least not too
long, because his daughter Margaret Mary was born in Waterbury, and James is
listed on the birth record as living in Brewster. Margaret was born 18 Feb.
1914. Note the dates here; Margaret was conceived before her parents married.
James died in July of 1915 and was buried in St. Lawrence O'Toole Cemetery. His
father's name was Edward, and his mother was Elizabeth (Lizzie) CARLIN (info
from James's marriage license). I know James had one sister, Margaret, who died
young, and a half-brother, William McCready, who are buried also at St. Lawrence
O'Toole. Unfortunately, only William has a headstone, probably because he was a
If anyone can help me with this family, I'd appreciate it.
Oh, one more thing--James played baseball. We have a photo of him in his
Jeanine Grant Lister
Lexington, Kentucky USA
Are the names of the children of James C. Baxter known? James C. Baxter was
the son of Marcus and Jemima (Baxter) Baxter and married before 1830 to
Arvilla Adams. In 1830 they were of Philipstown. They moved to Delaware Co.
Ohio about 1832/3.
James C. Baxter died Oct 4, 1840 ae 44-6-23 in Berlin, Delaware Co. OH and
is buried in Blockhouse Cemetery. Arvilla is not. In 1851 she was living in
Philips when her father Moses Adams died in Kent. Have not been able to find
her in census. [Nor have I been able to identify her sister Mary Barrett of
Kent]. Arvilla was also sister of Adah, w/o Gilbert P. Rundle and Milden
D. Adams (d.1869) of Kent.
The entry was just plain IGI, not ancestral submission. With the latter the
name and address of the submitter is listed with the item.
The entry was obviously submitted by someone since it lists the son John as
b."abt 1785" -not a definite date. If there is any record at the FHC, I
doubt if I can get it. You may have had better success. Moreover, the son
John Adams may have been the one who died before 1850 -not even a census
I am well aware that the information on the IGI should be handled with care.
However in this case the father's name was incorrectly listed a "Mazor"
which gives it some credibility. I am trying to see if I can find the source
of the information. For years I have tried to find who the Adams was that
(#358) Polly Genung married. I also have a fair amount of information about
Major Adams, his military service and his large family. His father's name
I might mention that Major Adams was related to the three Adams siblings
from Putnam that married in Delaware Co. the children of (#363) John Genung
----- Original Message -----
From: Norman C. Morrison <normm(a)brinet.com>
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2001 7:29 PM
Subject: Re: [NYPUTNAM] John ADAMS b.abt.1785 s/o "Mazor" Adams and Mary
To: Janet Newman
You can get the source of the Mormon IGI submission by going to your local
Mormon library and ordering a copy of it. Your local librarians should be
able to help you find it.
I'll wanr you though, the Mormon IGI consists mainly of data submitted by
others and is only as good as their documentation.
Norm Morrison in Hendersonville, NC
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There is a listing on the IGI for John ADAMS b.abt.1785 Westchester, New
Father: Mazor ADAMS (sic) Mother: Mary GENUNG
NOT the ancestral file. Would like to contact the compiler or anyone who
knows the source.
Wish to confirm validity of the information.
When and where did John Adams die?
The father was Major Adams and mother Polly Genung, both deceased by 1804,
leaving minor children. Given that Major Adams was living with his father
in 1785, suspect that his son John was actually born in Putnam Co. Have
Appreciate anyone who can confirm or deny the marriage of these two known
Janet T. Newman
In a message dated 01/22/2001 9:10:24 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<< http://www.ultimatefamilytree.com >>
I saved your message so I could check out your information after I found my
little bit of Lanes. Unfortunately, I tried accessing it today and the site
I have a Mary Lane married Francis, son of Francis and Mary (Brundage) Purdy.
Is Mary related to your George Lane?