In a message dated 8/29/2001 2:12:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Thank you for all the help regarding early Putnam Co. area newspapers!
The names I am researching in this area are HAYT, DELAVAN, TOWNER, and
Three HAYT brothers (Stephen, John, and Samuel, sons of Stephen Sr.),
married three DELAVAN sisters (Hannah, Eliz, and Sarah, daus. of Timothy
Jr.) around 1785-93. My line is through Stephen and Hannah and their son
John C. HAYT who married Martha TOWNER, dau. of Samuel.
My BIRDSALL line is through James (1728-abt 1817). I have quite a bit of
My gggrandfather, Alfred Peck, had a daughter Ann who married a Mial Peck.
They named their son Edward Haight Peck. I can't figure why they chose that
name unless there was a Haight (Hayt) in the family. Did any of your Hayt
ancestors have a daughter who married a Peck? Would be interested to see if
there is a tie there.