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Chris, noticed your post and what was interesting was the places where your
people were living. My ancestor moved from MA to Orwell, VT then they moved to
Middlebury, NY.. Bisbey was the surname. I think they were in 1800-? to Orwell
and left about 1812-14 to NY. I haven't come across any connections to Potter.
> From: "Chris Barttels" <cbarttels(a)gohighspeed.com>
> To: NYWYOMIN-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Looking for any info on the family of Baldwin and Rebecca (MCCRELLIS) POTTER.
> According to Lois McClellan Patrie's A History of Colrain, Massachusetts, with Genealogies of Early Families, this family lived in Middlebury, NY.
> Baldwin POTTER b. abt. 1762, Plymouth, Litchfield, CT m. bef 1787 Rebecca MCCRELLIS b. 11 Jul 1763, Colrain, Franklin, MA.
> Children who lived past early childhood were:
> Chloe (Cloe in Rowe, MA VR's) POTTER, b. 12 Feb 1787, Rowe, Franklin, MA
> Chauncey POTTER, b. 24 Dec 1788, Rowe, Franklin, MA
> Baldwin Jr. POTTER, b. 21 Dec 1791, Rowe, Franklin, MA
> Ambrose POTTER, b. 27 Oct 1793, Rowe, Franklin, MA; m. 14 Jun 1817, Orwell, Rutland, VT, Lucinda WHITNEY b. abt. 1798, VT. Ambrose served with the Massachusetts Militia in the War of 1812, died in Harrison co, MO. This family lived in NY, OH, IN, MO.
> Hannah POTTER, b. 29 May 1796, Rowe, Franklin, MA
> John POTTER, b. 23 Apr 1798, Rowe, Franklin, MA
> Ira POTTER, b. 18 Jan 1800, Rowe, Franklin, MA
> Sarah POTTER, b. 6 Dec 1805, Rowe, Franklin, MA
> All the children births are from Rowe VR's.
> All their children were born in Rowe, Franklin, MA, the last in 1805
> Any info helpful.
> Christopher Barttels
> Dayton, WA
Looking for any info on the family of Baldwin and Rebecca (MCCRELLIS) POTTER.
According to Lois McClellan Patrie's A History of Colrain, Massachusetts, with Genealogies of Early Families, this family lived in Middlebury, NY.
Baldwin POTTER b. abt. 1762, Plymouth, Litchfield, CT m. bef 1787 Rebecca MCCRELLIS b. 11 Jul 1763, Colrain, Franklin, MA.
Children who lived past early childhood were:
Chloe (Cloe in Rowe, MA VR's) POTTER, b. 12 Feb 1787, Rowe, Franklin, MA
Chauncey POTTER, b. 24 Dec 1788, Rowe, Franklin, MA
Baldwin Jr. POTTER, b. 21 Dec 1791, Rowe, Franklin, MA
Ambrose POTTER, b. 27 Oct 1793, Rowe, Franklin, MA; m. 14 Jun 1817, Orwell, Rutland, VT, Lucinda WHITNEY b. abt. 1798, VT. Ambrose served with the Massachusetts Militia in the War of 1812, died in Harrison co, MO. This family lived in NY, OH, IN, MO.
Hannah POTTER, b. 29 May 1796, Rowe, Franklin, MA
John POTTER, b. 23 Apr 1798, Rowe, Franklin, MA
Ira POTTER, b. 18 Jan 1800, Rowe, Franklin, MA
Sarah POTTER, b. 6 Dec 1805, Rowe, Franklin, MA
All the children births are from Rowe VR's.
All their children were born in Rowe, Franklin, MA, the last in 1805
Any info helpful.
At 02:27 PM 11/27/01 -0800, you wrote:
>New virus out there called W32/Badtrans. I do not mail attachments so do
>not open any associated with my name. It is a mass mailing worm and trojan
>that came into my computer from a mailing list I belong to. I have gotten
>rid of it BUT TO BE ON SAVE SIDE DO NOT OPEN ANY THING WITH ATTACHMENTS.
>Anita Ripstein Hayes
First let me REPEAT--You canNOT get a virus from any rootsweb
list...attachments will not go thru their list servers.
The Badtrans B virus is going around. Virus protection software may not yet
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It has already caught several experienced listers.
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In answer to your questions on the Genesee Valley Canal:
The Genesee Valley Canal begin in 1823 when the people of the valley petitioned NYS for action on a canal through the valley to connect the Erie Canal with the Allegany River. A survey was made in 1826. But it was not until May 6, 1836 the NYS Legislature authorized the building of the Genesee Valley Canal. Construction was started the same year. By 1840 the canal was open to Mount Morris and to Dansville in 1841. The progress was doomed in 1842 when work was suspended. It was not until 1848 the canal work continued but a rock slide occurred which killed many men and the tunneling along the Genesee River Gorge near the Middle Falls in what is today Letchworth State park was abandoned. At Portageville the canal had to cross the Genesee River and was carried over an aqueduct. Eventually the work did proceed to Olean and by 1862 to the Allegany River. With the building and importance of the railroads and the high cost of maintenance due to land slides, etc., the Genesee Val!
ley Canal was closed by law in September of 1878.
Anita Ripstein Hayes
No, there isn't.
I'm not even sure if it ever got to functioning.
Someone else on this list is probably a lot more familiar with the details
I know there are places where you can see remnants of it.
Anyone know the history?
----- Original Message -----
From: Jann <townefabric(a)rural-net.com>
To: marsha redden <marshar(a)eznet.net>
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2001 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: [NYWYOMIN] Newspaper Archives
> Is there still a Genesee valley Canal?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "marsha redden" <marshar(a)eznet.net>
> To: <NYWYOMIN-L(a)rootsweb.com>
> Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2001 11:53 PM
> Subject: [NYWYOMIN] Newspaper Archives
> > Reprinted with permission from Nov. 22, 2001 Country Courier by Marsha
> > 20 Years Ago
> > November 24, 1981
> > Private Eric S. DAVIS of Warsaw completed One Station Unit Training at
> US Army Infantry School in Fort Benning, GA.
> > David W. BAILEY of Warsaw entered the US Air Force Academy.
> > Airman Steven J. BUCHWALD of Gainesville graduated from the US Air Force
> aircraft maintenance training.
> > Anne GOLDTHORP KRAHULEC was named assistant director of the Niagara
> Frontier Dairy Council.
> > Timothy S. ADAMCZAK of Gainesville was a resident advisor at Geneseo
> > 40 Years Ago
> > November 23, 1961
> > Gainesville town Supervisor, George F. HUME, who served 14 years and as
> Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, has died.
> > Louisa DICK of Warsaw celebrated her 90th birthday.
> > Warsaw Central School supervising principal Gilbert BALL, resigned.
> > Thomas SIMMONS, formerly of Warsaw, was awarded a one semester full
> tuition art scholarship at Miami University.
> > 50 Years Ago
> > November 15, 1951
> > Vernon T. BUFFEY of Silver Springs, Carl F. GEORGE of North Java, James
> BRAMER of Perry and Richard C. PETRE of Warsaw were inducted into the
> > Dr. C. J. REGAN of Warsaw was elected president of the Wyoming County
> Medical Society.
> > 150 Years Ago
> > November 25, 1851
> > A week ago last Friday, a break occured in the Genesee Valley Canal,
> a mile east of the Cliff Rock section in the town of Portage. The bed of
> canal for nearly 400 yards and to the depth of 50 feet below the bottom of
> the canal was carried away.
> -the western new yorker
> > The last has no people mentioned but I found it interesting.
> > Hope this helps someone.
> > Marsha
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> > http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/usa/NY/wyoming.html
Reprinted with permission from Nov. 22, 2001 Country Courier by Marsha Redden
20 Years Ago
November 24, 1981
Private Eric S. DAVIS of Warsaw completed One Station Unit Training at the US Army Infantry School in Fort Benning, GA.
David W. BAILEY of Warsaw entered the US Air Force Academy.
Airman Steven J. BUCHWALD of Gainesville graduated from the US Air Force aircraft maintenance training.
Anne GOLDTHORP KRAHULEC was named assistant director of the Niagara Frontier Dairy Council.
Timothy S. ADAMCZAK of Gainesville was a resident advisor at Geneseo College.
40 Years Ago
November 23, 1961
Gainesville town Supervisor, George F. HUME, who served 14 years and as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, has died.
Louisa DICK of Warsaw celebrated her 90th birthday.
Warsaw Central School supervising principal Gilbert BALL, resigned.
Thomas SIMMONS, formerly of Warsaw, was awarded a one semester full tuition art scholarship at Miami University.
50 Years Ago
November 15, 1951
Vernon T. BUFFEY of Silver Springs, Carl F. GEORGE of North Java, James BRAMER of Perry and Richard C. PETRE of Warsaw were inducted into the military.
Dr. C. J. REGAN of Warsaw was elected president of the Wyoming County Medical Society.
150 Years Ago
November 25, 1851
A week ago last Friday, a break occured in the Genesee Valley Canal, about a mile east of the Cliff Rock section in the town of Portage. The bed of the canal for nearly 400 yards and to the depth of 50 feet below the bottom of the canal was carried away.
-the western new yorker
The last has no people mentioned but I found it interesting.
Hope this helps someone.
You can usually get a copy of a death certificate from the Town Clerk. You can call in Warsaw at 585-786-2800 or write to: Town of Warsaw
P.O. Box 184
Warsaw, NY 14569
The fee for a copy is often $11 but it can vary from town to town.
Dear Family, Friends and fellow Americans,
As morning arrives and the smell of pies and turkey fill the corners of your home, look out your window and see the beauty of this great nation. A nation known as America. A nation which was built by our ancestors generations before us and continues today to be built by her sons and daughters. Each one of us contributes to its meaning of being created, no matter what our color, religious beliefs or our ethic background.
During the past three months I have had the opportunity to observe the people of America from the streets of Boston, to the side streets of Chicago, to the expressways of L. A., including little desert towns and rolling farmlands. There were many scenes I will always remember. On a little street in Detroit I saw a small child and his mother place a flag on their modest city home; when done the little guy stepped back and saluted. In the heart of the mid-west, I observed a farmer's combine painted the red, white and blue of America. In the hills of Kentucky, a group of teenagers were painting the stars and strips on a weathered tobacco barn. From coast to coast, the trucks moving America were flying flags from their smoke stacks. On the steps of a small country church in Iowa, a bridal party poised for a wedding picture - dressed in the colors of the good old U.S.A. A law enforcement officer standing guard at a fuel island at a truck stop in Minnesota as the wind and sno!
w circled around him. A convoy of National Guard vehicles and soldiers heading down a Connecticut expressway while cars moved aside to let them pass. Firemen and police traveling down the New York State Thruway heading to the scene in New York. And the scenes continued across the land....
This Thanksgiving my family is scattered across this country. Gab is in the heartland moving America on 18 wheels. I am at my desk helping someone discover their family roots. One son in-law is standing by to aid in saving a life or a building. Another is on call to keep the computers operating to bring minerals out of the earth.
A daughter is protecting our streets. And the other kids are all contributing in their own way to the meaning of America as each and everyone of you are.
On this day we all wish to say thank you to each of you, your families and your ancestry for making this land a place we call home - the United States of America. God Bless all of you.
Gabby and Anita Hayes
Reprinted with permission from Nov. 15, 2001 Country Courier by Marsha Redden
20 Years Ago
November 17, 1981
Sharon ALFIERI of Silver Springs won the WCJW radio's "Crack the Safe Contest"
Beverly MITCHELL, a nurse at Wyoming County Community Hospital, was named the Wyo. County Nurse of Hope as part of the educational efforts for the Cancer Society.
Deaths: Venia Lapham ASH, 89, formerly of Perry; Iris M. ENGLERT, 66, of Wyoming; Caroline PANEK, 87 of Perry; and Beatrice D. PRESCOTT, 73, of Perry.
40 Years Ago
November 16, 1961
Herman YARBROUGH of Silver Springs was named chairman of the Red Cross fund raising drive.
Six stained glass windows and a new sanctuary carpet were dedicated at the Covington United Presbyterian Church in memory of the former pastor, the Rev. Andrew B. GILFILLAN.
A watercolor painting won Jean WOODLEY of Warsaw first prize at the Batavia Society of Artists.
Attorney Louis R. JAMES of Warsaw was appointed chief of the state Bureau of Surplus Real Property.
Mr. & Mrs. Lynn BATTIN of Wethersfield Springs celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
50 Years Ago
Police Chief Alton D. BARTLETT advised residents to have their tire chains ready for the upcoming winter months.
Katherine Norton BRITT was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Warsaw Library Board.
Nancy GOUINLOCK of Warsaw won an Elisha Benjamin Andrews scholarship at Brown University's Pembroke College.
Henry TENHAGEN of Warsaw was named deputy chief engineer of the state Dept. of Public Works.
Patricia STOFFER, 14, of Wethersfiele, placed second in the NY State Typewriting Contest at Alfred University.
Mr. & Mrs. James J. MURTHA of North Java celebrated their 50th anniversary with a dinner at the Gridley Hotel in Warsaw.
100 Years Ago
November 14, 1901
Mr. W.R. BATHRICK of the town of Warsaw left at the Western New Yorker, a potato that weighed 2 3/4 lbs., grown on his land. It beats anything shown yet this season.
Had a very positive response last week and helped a couple people with clues to the twigs on their trees. Hope this week helps someone, too.
The last few weeks many have entered questions concerning Wyoming County
Cemeteries and the inscriptions of the old stones within them. In 1949, the late
Harry S. Douglas, first Wyoming County Historian, began the preservation of
the tombstones inscriptions and publishing the such in HISTORICAL WYOMING,
a quarterly journal dedicated to the preservation of Wyoming County history. His
successor John G. Wilson and his deputy (myself) continued to do the same for many,
many years. The current County Historian, Doris Bannister, continues the same road of
preservation. Mrs. Bannister has taken many of our old cemetery files and has
added data to them as burial books have surfaced.
These inscriptions are located in the Office of Wyoming County Historian and also
in the back issues of HISTORICAL WYOMING. Back issues can be purchased.
For a complete subject index, which does include the published cemeteries,
please visit the Wyoming County Gen Site http://www.rootsweb.com/~nywyomin/
where they are listed under the Archives section. Also included at this
location is the history of HISTORICAL WYOMING and the address at which
a current subscription or back issues can be ordered.
Some of the cemeteries have also been published on the internet
at the above location.
Anita Ripstein Hayes
Okay, so much for that idea. I have ancestors where, over several
property purchases in the 1850s, only the wife's name is listed on the
land records. The husband is never mentioned (although known to be
living, and living with his wife). Any idea why this might have been?
Anita Hayes wrote:
> Yes they were. Anita
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stan Hodge" <shodge(a)austin.rr.com>
> To: <NYWYOMIN-L(a)rootsweb.com>
> Sent: Friday, November 16, 2001 7:57 AM
> Subject: [NYWYOMIN] Owning Real Estate
> > Does anyone on the list know if Indians were allowed to own land in
> > Wyoming County in the 1840-1850s period? How about Blacks?
> > ==== NYWYOMIN Mailing List ====
> > Visit the Wyoming Co. GenWEb
> > http://www.rootsweb.com/~nywyomin
Here's what I found today in Hope Cemetery, Castile.
I'll post it to the list also, so if these aren't your people, maybe they will help someone else.
On one monument:
Sarah - His Wife
Elizabeth Schenck Geyer
Ruluf Sarah George Elizabeth
I'll check a couple of other nearby cemeteries another day. Grace Cemetery is rather large so it will take longer if the weather holds.
Hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: [NYWYOMIN] another cemetery ?
It is too COLD in NY to be playing in cemeteries this time of year. But since you seem to be obsessed with them, will you do me a favor, PLEASE?
I am looking for the burial place of William Schenck, or various spellings. I searched for him in Hope Cemetery at Perry this summer, but did not find him. I found his sons Bela, Norman, and Lester there, but not him. I requested a search from the caretaker, but have heard nothing yet. I believe he died in 1882 in Castile. I am really hoping to find who is buried with him.
Enjoy your obsession. I know how it is...I enjoy wondering around them, too.
Bev in Tucson
Here I am again with my cemetery question of the week.
Have found another cemetery with no sign and would like to know if anyone knows the name?
As you travel north on Saltvale Road just before you get to Pearl Creek is a cemetery on the right hand side of the road.
Well kept. Not too many recent burials.
Some names are CLEMMONS, BROOKS, MATHEWS, SCRANTON, SPRAGUE.
Can you tell I'm becoming obsessed with old cemeteries? :)
Hope someone can help.
I've been given permission by the Country Courier paper (a weekly published in Warsaw, NY) to put excerpts from their weekly column "From The Archives" on here. Thought maybe it might help someone with bits and pieces. It has helped me.
20 Years Ago November 10, 1981
Jack SMITH, a retired superintendent of Dansville Central School, was named acting superintendent at Warsaw Central until a replacement is found.
Navy Seaman Apprentice Sarah L. BABBITT of Gainesville completed recruit training at the Naval Training Center in Orlando, Fla.
Everett "Pete" AHL defeated Daniel ONISK 704-451 in the race for Warsaw town supervisor.
Paul AXTELL of Warsaw was playing his first season as quarterback at John Hopkins University at Baltimore.
Colin A. MYERS, formerly of Warsaw, was named chairman of the Dept of Special Education at Walsh College in Canton, Ohio.
Bee KEENAN of Varysburg was named to the Genesee Valley Women's Bowling Assoc. Hall of Fame.
Deaths included: Ella CORNISH, 83, of Varysburg; Arthur LARIVIERE, 76, of Bliss; Jennie N. NEVINGER, 92, of Warsaw; Edson HATHAWAY, Jr., 51, of Orangeville; and Mary FREY, 71, of Warsaw.
50 years ago November 8, 1951
Nathaniel H. FINCH of Gainesville joined the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity at Union College.
Richard J. GIBBONS and Richard BENEDICT of Castile, and Kenneth E. WILSON of Rock Glen enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.