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I am researching Glen Tappan, born: February 4, 1894 in Michigan. died: December 28, 1965 at King Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw, NY. His wife was Clara McUmber Tappan she died in 1979. This is the only information I have on Glen Tappan, would anyone on this list having information about him please contact me.
Hello New York Listers,
I am new to your mail list and would like to post my brick wall. For
several years I have been trying to learn more about my great grandfather
Alanson (W?) BARNES, born abt 1834 in NY State. His brother Edward, or
possibly Edwin (W.) was also born in NY abt 1832. I have been unable to
determine where in NY they were born. I feel confidant of the birth state
as it is listed on a number of documents and information was provided by
Alanson. I do know that their parents also were born in NY State, but do
not know their names or county of birth.
What has lead me to Wyoming Co was a civil war muster roll showing both an
Alanson and Edward BARNES as serving in the 104th NY Infantry Co "C". This
is a real long shot I am aware, but after all this time I can not afford to
pass up any clue. I have been to the Wyoming Gen Web site but found little
that would be of help there. My next stop will be to order the 1850 Wyoming
Co census film from the LDS FHC. I would appreciate any input regarding
BARNES families in the Wyoming Co area, and any info re the NY 104th. Thank
you for your time.
Gena Gates Lally
Sun City AZ
The following is a wonderful site sent to me. It all starts with "Saving
Graves" and continues to link from there. There are also certain
countries listed - England, Ireland, Poland etc. I went in the Ireland
one and it only has 5 counties listed, but is interesting. For my Irish
friends - one of the counties is Donegal. Try it ....
The following was sent to a list that I am on:
I live in St. Louis, Missouri and saw on the local news tonight that
there is a BRIDGETON MEMORIAL PARK - 1843 - 1963 ( North St. Louis) that
looking for persons with family buried there. The airport is being
expanded and they are going to move the CEMETERY.
Is there a way to get this message to as many listers as possible in a
short amount of time?
Can you help!
Pat Jones Smith
St. Louis, Missouri USA
I am researching the surnames PAPSON,POTTER AND PERKINS, looking for
descendants of Mary Ann Papson Potter, my great aunt and her husband Philo
Potter. I am sharing the information I have on Philo Potter and his wife and
their children. Can anyone add to this information?
Philo Potter of Wyoming County, New York was important to the Papson family.
For the 1850 census, two Papsons are listed in a village southeast of
Buffalo, the village of Java: Elizabeth Papson, l6 years old, who was born in
England and George Papson, age 20, a clerk, who was also born in England.
They were living in the household of Philo Potter.
Potter Philo 30m b. NY Merchant
Mary A. 25f England
Ellen 4f NY
Frances 2f NY
George 20m England Clerk
Elizabeth 16 f England
The Wyoming County Historian who provided this information speculated that
Elizabeth and George were brother and sister and that Mary Potter was their
According to information received from McClurg Museum in Westfield, Mary Ann
Potter's maiden name was Papson, she was born in England, and was married to
Philo W. Potter, in Westfield on July 16, 1844 by Reverend T.M. Hopkins. She
was baptized into the Westfield Presbyterian church by profession of faith in
Mary Ann and Philo Potter lost two infant children who are buried in the
North Java Cemetery. The children were Charles B. who died 5/4/1850 at 2
months of age and Phebe J. who died on 10/20/1853 at the age of 2 years, 2
months and 10 days.
In Wyoming county Probate records there is a record for Dr. Lindorf Potter of
Sheldon who wrote his will on the 14th of February, 1857. Named in the will
are his mother, Phebe, his son, Dr. William Potter, Philo W. Potter, his
brother, who is listed as executor and guardian for his daugthter, Frances H.
Potter. (Note: Philos infant daughter who died and is buried in the No. Java
Cemetery had the same name as his mother and was likely named for her.)
The Potters were still in Java in 1860 with the addition of two more
children, Caroline 6 and Fayette 4m.
In the l860 Java census for household #351 the following information is
Potter Philo W. 40 merchant NY
Mary Ann 35 Eng.
Ellen 15 NY
Frances E. 12 NY
Caroline 6 NY
Fayette 4 NY
Adaline Colier, a domestic born in France, and Charles Brown, a clerk born in
Vermont are also listed.
It would appear that Philo was prosperous. The History of Wyoming County NY
1841-1880 which was originally published by F.W. Beers & Co. does not have
any references to Papsons, but there is an entry for Philo W. Potter. It
reports that he served the town of Java as Town Clerk. (I believe in the
year was 1852.) There are a number of other Potters mentioned in this book.
The death notice for Mary in the Wyoming County Mirror dated August 3, 1864
(Vol. 17 No. 22 page 2) reads:
In North Java, July 27, Mrs. Mary A. Potter, wife of Philo W. Potter, aged
In the North Java Cemetery, Marys stone is just below that of Lucy Papson.
The proximity of the stones to one another and their similarity to one
another leaves no doubt in my mind that Mary Ann and Lucy were sisters The
stones have exactly the same design carved at the top--a graceful weeping
willow. The North Java Cemetery is interesting in that the headstones have
been buried flat, just below the surface of the ground. While this is
protecting the stones, at the same time it permits the ground ivy to grow
over them, and one must pull the ground ivy away in order to expose the
The newspaper clipping for Lucys death reads as follows:
PAPSON--At Strykersville, Dec. 10, 1865, Miss Lucy J. Papson, aged 23 years
She had died less than two years after her sister, Mary. I suspect that Philo
probably paid for her burial.
There is additional information about Philo W. Potter in the Gazetter and
Business directory of Wyoming County, NY for 1870-71. In the section on
Wethersfield, he is listed as a post master, general merchant and farmer.
After Mary Anns death, he did not wait long to remarry. The 1870 census for
Philo W. Potter 50 merchant & farmer NY
Orpha Potter 38 keeping house NY
Ella Perkins 24 at home NY *married in May
Frances 22 at home NY
Carrie 16 at home NY
La Fayette 14 at home NY
By the 1880 census Philo and Marys children are no longer in the household.
Philo and Orpha have two children of their own: Alice, a 9 year daughter, and
Milton A, a 3 year old son. They also have a 20 year old servant living with
His 1891 newspaper death notice reads:
Death of P.W. Potter.
Died, at Java, Wyoming county, N.Y., April 26th, Philo W. Potter aged 71
years 26 days.Mr. Potter was born at Sheldon Center and had always
lived within a few miles of Sheldon, except four years in Chautauqua
county in his youth. He was a brother of the late Dr. M.E. Potter
of Attica. Pneumonia following with grippe was immediate cause of
his death. He leaves five children and one sister to mourn his death. We were
not successful in finding a copy of a will. Pursuing such a
search could prove useful as the name of children and perhaps their
whereabouts at the time might be indicated.
He probably met Mary during the four years he lived in Chautauqua county
in his youth, they fell in love, married, and then moved to Wyoming County.
Later, Elizabeth and George, Marys sister and brother, moved to Wyoming
County to live with them.
Hello all Subscribers
Please allow me introduce myself to you
I am Glenda Subyak, I am coordinator for the New York State
I live in Rochester, Monroe Co., N.Y.
I have been submitting my county newspaper to the list for about a year
many people have e-mailed me about finding a lost grandfather - etc
in the newspaper articles, that I have submitted
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Can I invite all (some) of you to submit one - two or as many newspaper
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Just make copies from old newspapers from film 1800's up to 1922
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Your county has NO submissions listed yet
Please be the first to submit something, none too small, none too large
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For several months now I have been seeking to find the wife of Seymour
Sykes who we thought was the father of Orange Walter Sikes and was my
wife's great, great grandfather without success. Seymour was born in
Pike, Wyoming Co., NY, enlisted in the 154 NY Vol. Regt. in Portville,
Cattaraugus Co., NY in the Civil War and died of wound received at the
battle of Chancellorsville in 1863.
I recently visited the national Archives while in D.C. and took the
occasion to review Seymour's military record from the Civil War and the
application of his adopted mother for a pension (rejected) in 1887.
Based on careful reading of the pension appljication which clearly
states that Seymour Sykes had NO children and that Orange, Dettie and
Edwin where his siblings (adopted) and on the 1860 U.S. Census for Pike,
Wyoming Co., NY, I have now concluded that my earlier listing of Orange
Walter Sikes as the son of Seymour Sykes was incorrect.
Seymour was the son of Arnold Sykes, but was adopted by his brother,
Francis Sykes, after their parents died. Orange Walter, Dettie and
Edwin were biological children of Francis. I am still uncertain if the
Edwin and Eddie listed below as children of Francis might not be the
same person. We could not find the family in the 1870 census in the
time available to us and will continue the quest.
IF you would like a full genealogical report on these three generations,
I can send it.
Descendants of Arnold Sykes
1 Arnold Sykes b: in VT d: 1840 in East Coy, Wyoming Co., NY
. + Catherine Edgerly b: 1796 in Danville, Caledonia Co., VT d: July
.. 2 Andrew Sykes b: February 05, 1817 in Pike, Wyoming Co., NY
.. 2 May Ann Sykes b: September 21, 1818 in Pike, Wyoming Co., NY
...... + William Bullock
.. 2 Julia Sykes b: February 04, 1820 in Pike, Wyoming Co., NY d:
August 15, 1827 in Pike, Wyoming Co., NY
.. 2 Franklin (Maj.) Sykes b: September 24, 1821 in Pike, Wyoming
Co., NY d: October 17, 1881 in Castile, NY
...... + Mercy Ann Elliott b: 1825 in Wyoming Co., NY d: Aft. 1888
...... 3 Peter Sykes b: 1850 in Wyoming Co., NY
...... 3 Orange Walter Sikes b: March 24, 1852 in Wyoming Co., NY d:
February 05, 1907 in Bell's Run, Pa.
.......... + Eliza Jane Clark b: August 12, 1852 in Allegany Co., NY d:
June 23, 1892 in Hebron, Pa.
...... 3 Dettie L Sikes b: June 15, 1858
...... 3 Edwin S. Sikes b: December 28, 1862
...... 3 Eddie Sykes b: 1863 in Wyoming Co., NY
.. 2  Sophia Sykes b: March 31, 1823 in Pike, Wyoming Co., NY d:
...... + Seymour C. Carpenter d: December 15, 1856 in Linden, Genesee
...... 3 ?? Carptenter
.. *2nd Husband of  Sophia Sykes:
...... + Henry Rose b: January 05, 1810 in Cooperstown, Otsego Co., NY
d: August 27, 1893 in Rushford, Allegany Co., NY
...... 3 Frederick Rose b: 1858 d: 1950
.......... + Grace Carpenter
...... 3 Adelia Rose b: November 14, 1858 in Lyndon, Cattaraugus Co.,
NY d: March 22, 1917 in Rushford, Allegany Co., NY
.......... + William L. Cooper
...... 3 Amelia Rose b: 1859 d: 1877 in Rushford, Allegany Co., NY
.......... + George Cooper
...... 3  Adele (Dell) Rose b: December 25, 1860 in Lyndon,
Cattaraugus Co., NY d: August 21, 1922 in Rushford, Allegany Co., NY
.......... + James Champlin
...... *2nd Husband of  Adele (Dell) Rose:
.......... + George Cole
.. 2 Fidelia Sykes b: September 21, 1825 in Pike, Wyoming Co., NY d:
September 27, 1896
...... + Henry Buttles b: 1824
.. 2 Jane Sykes b: July 28, 1827 in Pike, Wyoming Co., NY d: March
03, 1916 in Lyndon, Cattaraugus Co., NY
...... + Luke Case b: Abt. 1822 in Linden, Genesee Co., NY d: March 05,
1896 in Lyndon, Cattaraugus Co., NY
.. 2 Riley Sykes b: July 26, 1829 in Pike, Wyoming Co., NY d: March
18, 1831 in Pike, Wyoming Co., NY
.. 2 Wilber Sykes b: July 20, 1832 in Pike, Wyoming Co., NY (actually
Allegheny Co. until 1846)
...... + Isabel Ann ?? b: 1839 in Pike, Wyoming Co., NY
...... 3 Seymour E. Sykes b: 1862 in Wyoming Co., NY
.. 2 Seymour Sykes b: April 19, 1835 in Pike, Wyoming Co., NY d: May
19, 1863 in Brooks Station, VA
.. 2 Horace Sykes b: July 02, 1837 in Pike, Wyoming Co., NY
Barbara Morris Muller
Surnames: JEWELL, BINGHAM, POTTER, WARREN, TOWER
I'm new to the Wyoming County website, and am researching our JEWELL
ancestors. I have some information, but am lacking many details.
Would like to correspond with anyone researching, or having any info
about, the following:
Moses JEWELL (1769-1850); md. Faith BINGHAM; had 9 children:
1 & 2) Unnamed - Died in infancy
3) John JEWELL; 1796-1852
4) Moses JEWELL; 1797-1818; died in Orangeville
5) Rhoda JEWELL; 1799-1845
6) Sally JEWELL; 1802-1820
7) Charles Collins JEWELL; b. 1806
8) Miriam JEWELL; 1812-1832; died in Orangeville
9) Thomas JEWELL; 1814-1816; died in Orangeville
Rufus JEWELL; b. 1792; md. Rebecca POTTER in 1821; had 6 children:
1) Asaph JEWELL; b. 1822 in Java; d. 1899 in No. Java; md. Phebe
WARREN; buried in No. Java Pioneer Cemetery
2) Mary JEWELL; 1824-1828
3) Edward JEWELL; 1826-1845
4) Ephraim JEWELL; b. 1829
5) Cyrus JEWELL; b. 1831
6) Clarissa JEWELL; 1834-1845
Abigail JEWELL (sister of Rufus); b. 1774 in Mass.; d. 1846 in Java;
md. Nathaniel TOWER in 1794; had 2 children:
1) Bela TOWER
2) Asahed TOWER