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Posted on: Richmond Co. NY Queries Forum
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Surname: Oliphant, Garrison
Hi, I am searching for records of my ancestors, Mary Garrison and Duncan
Oliphant who show up in Richmond Co. census of 1706. Their daughter Margaret
was baptised in 1709 in the Dutch Reform Church. I am searching for Mary's
parents, marriage records or any deeds. Thanks, Ken
Posted on: Richmond Co. NY Queries Forum
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Surname: LaForge, Kelly, Rees, Turner
In response to a Richmond County, Staten Island Query:
My ggGrandmother Mary Anne LaForge was born in Perth Amboy, NJ, March 5
1810. She married William Rees and lived in Keokuk, IA. William and Mary
Anne had 14 children. Mary Anne's obituary in 1891 names a brother, William
LaForge, living in Staten Island, NY, and a sister, Mrs. Turner, of Elizabeth,
NY. Mary Anne's father was William LaForge and her mother's maiden name
was Kelly. Any information appreciated, Hope we can help each other. Mary
Before I begin to post, is anyone interested in newspaper reports of the injury, death, and funeral of John Merven Carrere? Someone in my family, probably my grandfather,his nephew and godson, collected and saved dozens of articles on the famous architect. Or does anyone know of a site that might like to get them posted? They're really neat. Dated 1911.
Michelle Carrere Gagner
Posted on: Richmond County Bible Records
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Surname: Ross, Mills
In reading your message on the Ross children from Richmond County, Staten
Island, NY, I see you have a Margaret, born, Oct. 1845. Do you happen to
know if she married a Thomas Mills? I would be very interested to know!
Posted on: Richmond Co. NY Queries Forum
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Surname: May, Couper, Hess
Searching for information on the family of George Thomas May who resided
in Tompkinsville, Staten Island, richmond Co NY from c 1855-1861 at which
time they moved to Middletown, S.I.
Oops! I forgot to copy the list. Here it is:
Staten Island Death Records ? Richmond Co NY b,m,d 1881-1897.
Register of deaths, Richmond Co. NY, 20 Oct 1895 to 6 Dec 1895.
Register # 5078-5112.
Reg. # dod Name of deceased age occupation birthplace
5078 10/20 Platt, Edward G 62y mariner England
5079 10/25 Berger,Henry 8y8m11d NY
5080 10/25 Johnson, Sarah 84y1m11d S.I.
5081 10/27 Tuells, Louis 76y mariner NY
5082 10/27 Cardiff, George 80y6m23d Ireland
5083 10/29 Galshennan?,Lizzie 9y2m25 S.I.
5084 10/29 Lapiedra,Claud 2y6m S.I.
5085 10/30 Fielder, Alexander 82 England
5086 10/30 Kelly, Elsie 0y6m N.B.
5087 11/1 Boyd, Elizabeth 0y0m5d N.B.
5088 11/3 Gibson, Thomas 78y8m24d cab.maker Irld
5089 11/3 Wilson, Joseph H. 61y mariner Mass.
5090 11/4 Campbell, Catherine 71y6m lady NYC
5091 11/4 Morath, Maria 30y housewife Germany
5092 11/5 Swain, Benjamin F. 64y2m7d N.J.
5093 11/5 Montpellier, Cecile Marie de 0y0m6d N.B.
5094 11/6 Conner, James M 67y mariner Maine
5095 11/6 Elliott, James 72 mariner England
5096 11/13 Purcell, Annie 42y saloon keeper ----
5097 11/15 Larkin, Wallace 31y1m28d U.S.
5098 11/16 Horan, John J. 43y laborer Ireland
5099 11/17 Olsen, Christian 25y carpenter Norway
5100 11/18 Cotter, Raymond R 2y2m Richmond Co NY
5101 11/18 Brown, James E. 52y3m24d S.I.
5102 11/20 Callahan, Nellie 2y11m19d S.I.
5103 11/20 Youle, Percy S. 26y clerk England
5104 11/25 Unknow drowned man *
5105 11/25 Lynch, Daniel 68y mariner Ireland
5106 11/27 Fountain, Albert D 60y8m10d merchant S.I.
5107 11/27 Week, Wilhemina 80y Wettenberg, Ger
5108 11/28 Clason, Gottfried 46y Germany
5109 11/29 Nahle, Walter Scott 1y3m Tutzing: Bavaria
5110 12/3 Owens, Samuel 72 mariner NY
5111 12/5 Conklin, Michael 67y2m6d NYC
5112 12/5 Davis, William H. 56 mariner Maine
*5104 11/25 Prior, David 22y5m25d fireman England
Staten Island listers:
I've copied one page of the Richmond Co death register for part of Oct
1895 through part of Dec 1895. Hopefully the list will come through
legibly. If any name is familiar to you, e-mail me privately and I
will give you the parents' names, birthplaces, place of death, cause of
death, dr. or other, and place of burial. This is on LDS film #
Hope you find something.
I checked my database and came up with one Swartwout. John Morehouse, son of
Andrew and Judith (Lake) Morehouse, was born in 1787 in New York State,
possibly Dutchess County, married (1) Hannah Isish and (2) Jane Swartwout. I
do not have further details about her. A letter from Ralph Phillips in Dec.
1980, states that John and Hannah (Irishj) Morehouse had moved to Weedsport,
Hope this is helpful to you.
----- Original Message -----
From: Kathy Hoeldke <kathyhoeldke(a)sympatico.ca>
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2000 11:11 AM
Subject: [NYRICHMO-L] Calling all Lost Swartwouts et al (Swarthouts, etc.)
> This is an urgent call to all those lost lines out there. A project of
> updating THE SWARTWOUT CHRONICLES is is full gear. If you have them in
> line and lost the link. Even better their lines left out of the Original
> Chronicles, please submit them for the Updated version. There is no author
> as we all take credit for each of our own lines. Come on folks, it won't
> cost a penny and you could help someone find their roots.
> Just send in you lines and you get all the credit for it.
> Also LABOR DAY WEEKEND IS REUNION TIME!!!!! And this year is a real biggy!
> It will be held in Geneva, New York. Why is it so important? As of the
> 2002 the Swartwout family will have been in North America 350 years. A
> head count t the reunion will guarntee us of a place in history, by the
> Swartwout name getting honourable mention in the Sentate and put into the
> minutes. We have a lot to lose by not showing up.
> Kathy Hoeldke
> Search ALL of RootsWeb's mailing lists in real time.
> RootsWeb's Personalized Mailing Lists:
This is an urgent call to all those lost lines out there. A project of
updating THE SWARTWOUT CHRONICLES is is full gear. If you have them in your
line and lost the link. Even better their lines left out of the Original
Chronicles, please submit them for the Updated version. There is no author
as we all take credit for each of our own lines. Come on folks, it won't
cost a penny and you could help someone find their roots.
Just send in you lines and you get all the credit for it.
Also LABOR DAY WEEKEND IS REUNION TIME!!!!! And this year is a real biggy!
It will be held in Geneva, New York. Why is it so important? As of the year
2002 the Swartwout family will have been in North America 350 years. A big
head count t the reunion will guarntee us of a place in history, by the
Swartwout name getting honourable mention in the Sentate and put into the
minutes. We have a lot to lose by not showing up.
Slogged through some more HERALDs today. Found some more Staten Islanders,
but if your ancestor doesn't appear in my little lists, that doesn't mean
he/she isn't there. But these are the ones that popped off the page at me.
all dates are 1864/ all are Staten Islanders
BARKER, Nathan M s/o Ann 12 June
BENHAM, Adelia A, wid of Lt Courtland
d/o Newton HAYES 13 June
BURGHER, Sarah Louisa 29 June
DEHART, John 12 May
DEMPSEY-COLE (marriage) 02 June
HEELY, Capt George 17 June
MARTLING, John G 18 May
NEWLIN, Mary Ann
m-i-l of Andre MILLS 07 June
SIMONSON-HUSTACE 16 June
WHITE-MERSEREAU 29 June
6/7 June 1864
on Sunday evening 5 June at Bentley by Rev Thos WALTERS
Edward H ARENTS
Lizzie adopted dau of Daniel BUTLER, Esq
all of Westfield
Mon 20 June 1864
suddenly on Sat eve 18 June
Richard DECKER, Sandy Hook pilot, 38 y 7 m
late res. 120 Prince St
and--- I dipped into the NY DAILY TRIBUNE to see if they have marriage and
death notices. They do. But not as many as the HERALD. I zipped through one
month and found this:
NY DAILY TRIBUNE 2 Sep 1850
31 Aug 1850
Walter OTIS, 2 y
only child of S H and Elizabeth GRAY OTIS
There you go, folks! I hope that there is a gem in there for you.
I must say I was surprised to say the least, that the "Easter Thought"
was on the list, today, I know that things such as this are not appropriate
for a Genealogy list, and I am often annoyed at seeing religious messages in
my mailbox. I usually punch the heck out of the "Delete" key. I did not,
this time, however. I read the message and weeped. I believe things happen
for a reason... you sent it by accident...perhaps you had no intention of
sending it...but clearly, something made you send it. It ended up in my
mailbox, it shouldn't have, but it did...I would have ordinarily have
deleted it, but I did not...I NEVER forward E-mail, but I did this one.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: 24 April, 2000 7:41 PM
Subject: [NYRICHMO-L] Apologies to ALL - A Thought at Eastertime is off
topic - sent accidentally
> I was sitting here when my computer told me I had mail - to find that I
> an off topic e-mail "A Thought at Eastertime" to the List. I then checked
> whom I sent it to and somehow I have sent it to a lot of Rootsweb lists -
> the BCC or Copy to Box. I do not know how this happened. It has never
> happened before. I don't know how I did it, but I do apologize. I do not
> know if the list owners can delete it at this point. But again, I did not
> it on purpose and I had no intention of offending anyone.
> Kit WILLMOT-Hickey
Posted on: Richmond Co. NY Queries Forum
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Surname: Zeluff, Clarke, Clark, Ward, Van Pelt, Zelioff, Zelofe, Zeloff
I am looking for information on the Zeluff family that lived on Staten
Island and then moved to Essex Co., NJ (Newark).
Peter Zelioff was born around 1700 and married Blandina Van Pelt b. 1701.
They both died in the early 1790's.
Their son Daniel Zeluff was born in 1723 on Staten Island and married Hannah
Clarke who was born in 1741. I cannot account for the age difference but
I am fairly certain the dates are correct.
Daniel and Hannah had a daughter Elizabeth Hannah Zeluff b. 1762 in Newark
Twp., Essex Co., NJ. Elizabeth married Timothy Ward b. 1760 in Newark Twp.
Timothy Ward was a Revolutionary War soldier.
Any information you have on this family would be appreciated.
After draining every bit I could from the indexed birth/marriage/death
notices in the NY HERALD (1835-1863), I was so taken with this source, I
decide to plunge back in sans index.
So today I began with January 1864 and managed to get through March 1864 in
one sitting. Kinda slow, true, but very worthwhile, if I ever get some good
hits. Some editions are rather difficult to read. One, impossible. But most
were scrutable with my trusty magnifying glass.
I urge you if you can, to take the time to search this resource. If you are
lucky enough to have had an ancestor who took a death notice in the HERALD,
you may be rewarded with some wonderful information. Irish immigrants abound
and almost always including their county of origin in Ireland! And often name
the children of the deceased and other relatives. Cause of death is often
given as well as residence.
I didn't get the hoped-for lot of DECKERs and the would-be-a miracle Francis
MURPHY, but various Staten Island folk would pop out at me while I was
scanning the list, which mercifully by 1864 was alphabetized and easier to
search. So I decided to do my fellow Richmond County-ites a favor.
And I started to take note of Staten Islanders who had died. I took down the
entire notice of two before realizing that that would just be too slow. So
instead I noted the name, sometimes a relative mentioned and the date of
edition of the NY HERALD in which YOU can find the notice if you wish. DON'T
ask me for it. I have only this:
LAKE, Mrs Mary, relict of David W LAKE, formerly of SI, d in her 83 y
in Brooklyn, Sun 10 Jan 1864, Moravian Church, Thurs. Rochester, Buffalo
papers copy (NY HERALD, Mon 11 Jan 1864)
in Brooklyn, on Sun 17 Jan, 1864 by Rev Mr CUYLER
William VAN NAME of Jersey CIty
Hattie A MERSEREAU of Union, Broome County
Here's my index, first installment:
BIRD, Abraham S 06 Mar 1864
BUTLER, Henry 11 Feb 1864
CHRISTIE, Col Robert 06 Feb 1864
CLUTE, Phebe A
w/o Joseph, d/o Wm & Mary VAN NAME 17,18 Mar 1864
COYLE, Martha Hume w/o Cornelius 21-23 Feb 1864
CROPSEY, Harmon (BRITTON, Jane) 20 Feb 1864
DOCHRAN? DUCHRAN?, Edmund 23 Feb 1864
HART, James 26-27 Feb1864
JONES, Oliver - HOPKINS, Sarah 01 Mar 1864
KETELTAS, Ann, wid. Stephen 26-28 Feb 1864
- MILLER, Sarah Jane 10 Feb 1864
LaTOURETTE, David 27 Jan 1864
MARTLING, Sarah A (Peter Z) 04 Feb 1864
wid Judge David 21 Mar 1864
SEGUINE, Mary wid James 10 Feb 1864
SUYDAM, Sophie W d/o John 02 Feb 1864
TYSEN, Daniel-SNELLING, Ella F 18 Mar 1864
VANDERBILT, George W 04 Feb 1864
obit 05 Feb 1864
VREELAND, Charles Edward 09 Feb 1864
WALLTEARSS, David 20 Feb 1864
Hope this helps someone!
Posted on: Richmond County Obituaries
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I am seeking information on the burial plot of my great uncle and his family
who are buried some place on Staten Island. The name is Alfonso Montera.
he died in the 1940's his wife Julia died in April 1970.
I was sitting here when my computer told me I had mail - to find that I sent
an off topic e-mail "A Thought at Eastertime" to the List. I then checked
whom I sent it to and somehow I have sent it to a lot of Rootsweb lists - in
the BCC or Copy to Box. I do not know how this happened. It has never
happened before. I don't know how I did it, but I do apologize. I do not
know if the list owners can delete it at this point. But again, I did not do
it on purpose and I had no intention of offending anyone.
In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to learning disabled
children. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school career, while
others can be mainstreamed into conventional schools.
At a Chush fundraising dinner, the father of a Chush child delivered a speech
that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school
and its dedicated staff, he cried out, "Where is the perfection in my son
Everything God does is done with perfection. But my child cannot understand
things as other children do. My child cannot remember facts and figures as
other children do. Where is God's perfection?"
The audience was shocked by the question, pained by the father's anguish and
stilled by the piercing query. " I believe," the father answered, "that when
God brings a child like this into the world, the perfection that he seeks is
in the way people react to this child." He then told the following story
about his son Shaya:
One afternoon Shaya and his father walked past a park where some boys Shaya
knew were playing baseball. Shaya asked, "Do you think they will let me
play?" Shay's father knew that his son was not at all athletic and that most
boys would not want him on their team. But Shaya's father understood that if
his son was chosen to play it would give him a comfortable sense of belonging.
Shaya's father approached one of the boys in the field and asked if Shaya
could play. The boy looked around for guidance from his teammates. Getting
none, he took matters into his own hands and said "We are losing by six runs
and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on our team and we'll
try to put him up to bat in the ninth inning." Shaya's father was ecstatic as
Shaya smiled broadly. Shaya was told to put on a glove and go out to play
short center field. In the bottom of the eighth inning,
Shaya's team scored a few runs but was still behind by three. In the bottom
of the ninth inning, Shaya's team scored again and now with two outs and the
bases loaded with the potential winning run on base, Shaya was scheduled to
be up. Would the team actually let Shaya bat at this juncture and give away
their chance to win the game?
Suprisingly, Shaya was given the bat. Everyone knew that it was all but
impossible because Shaya didn't even know how to hold the bat properly, let
alone hit with it. However as Shaya stepped up to the plate, the pitcher
moved a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shaya should at least be able
to make contact. The first pitch came in and Shaya swung clumsily and missed.
One of Shaya's teammates came up to Shaya, and together they held the bat and
faced the pitcher waiting for the next pitch. The pitcher again took a few
steps forward to toss the ball softly toward Shaya. As the pitch came in,
Shaya and his teammate swung at the bat and together they hit a slow ground
ball to the pitcher. The pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could easily
have thrown the ball to the first baseman. Shaya would have been out and that
would have ended the game. Instead, the pitcher took the ball and threw it on
a high arc to right field, far beyond reach of the first baseman. Everyone
started yelling, "Shaya, run to first. Run to first." Never in his life had
Shaya run to first. He scampered down the baseline wide-eyed and startled.
By the time he reached first base, the right fielder had the ball. He could
have thrown the ball to the second baseman who would tag out Shaya, who was
still running. But the right fielder understood what the pitcher's intentions
were, so he threw the ball high and far over the third baseman's head.
Everyone yelled, "Run to second, run to second." Shaya ran towards second
base as the runners ahead of him deliriously circled the bases towards home.
As Shaya reached second base, the opposing short stop ran to him, turned him
in the direction of third base and shouted, "Run to third." As Shaya rounded
third, the boys from both teams ran behind him screaming, "Shaya run home."
Shaya ran home, stepped on home plate and all 18 boys lifted him on their
shoulders and made him the hero, as he had just hit a "grand slam" and won
the game for his team. "That day," said the father softly with tears now
rolling down his face, "those 18 boys reached their level of God's
Funny how this is so true and shame on us! Funny how simple it is for people
to trash God and then wonder why the world is going to hell.
Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible
says. Or is it scary?
Funny how someone can say "I believe in God" but still follow Satan (who by
the way, also "believes" in God) Funny how you can send a thousand 'jokes'
through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending
messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.
Funny how the lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene pass freely through cyberspace,
but the public discussion of Jesus is suppressed in the school and workplace.
Funny isn't it?
Funny how someone can be so fired up for Christ on Sunday, but be an
invisible Christian the rest of the week. Are you laughing? Funny how when
you go to forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address
list, because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of
you for sending it to them. Funny how I can be more worried about what other
people think of me than what God thinks of me.
Are you thinking?
P.S. You know something, I didn't hesitate a second about sending this to my
family and friends.
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Looking for information on
Brighton Heights Seminary.
I have placed my g-grand mother,Annie Hyde Hallett (1875-1934),there from about 1883-1888 from her autograph album which has just come into my possession. The place names written by school mates are New Brighton . Fort Hill, Brooklyn, and Mamaroneck among others. I also have made a list of the names in the album, if anyone is interested
Hoping to find more about the Seminary as well as whether or not her family lived on Staten Island as well. I will post her family information in another message.
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated
Michelle Carrere Gagner