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Its been quite awhile, so I thought I would list the families I am researching in case any new subscribers are researching these families:
Patrick Maloy(1796-1881) m. Elizabeth Minick(1803-1883) in Ireland. They lived in Weathersfield.
They are buried in St. Patrick's in Java.
Elizabeth Maloy m. Richard Hamm
Mary Maloy m. John Egan
Anna Maloy m. a widower, Michael Manion
Rosa m. Ambrose Gleed. This info from father's probate papers. I have not been able to find any marriage record or any further information on them.
Patrick Maloy m. Delia McCormick
Thomas Maloy died in childhood
Catherine Maloy m. James Campion (my great-grandparents) & migrated to Barnes, Kansas
Margaret Maloy m. James Cromwell II
I would very much like to hear from anyone researching these families.
I just joined this list. My main reason is to further my research on my
wife's GOULD family. She is descended from Edmond Gould, a Rev. War Soldier,
b. in Amherst Mass. on Nov 5, 1762, married Sarah Mott on Jan 7, 1788 in
Canterbury, Windham Co. Ct. and d. in Middlebury Genesee/Wyoming Co. on Jan
28, 1836 and buried with Sarah Mott in Wyoming Village Cemetery. Sarah was
b. Aug. 16, 1769 in Canterbury, Windham Co., Ct. and d. Apr. 07, 1831 in
My wife is descended through their son Benjamin's line. Benjamin came to
Michigan abt. April 1, 1823 and bought Govt. land in Washington Twp., Macomb
Co., moving in just a few years a few miles North to Bruce Twp., Macomb Co.
One of their sons, Joseph, was supposed to be buried also in Wyoming Village
Cemetery. He was b. Sep. 01, 1788, and d. Oct. 15, 1848.
Am looking for others doing research on this family and for further
information on Edmond's and Sarah's children. How many came to Michigan?
What happened to them?
John Voorhees, Romeo, Mich.
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Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 5:33 PM
Subject: [NYWYOMIN] Bits & Pieces Part 12
> Bits & Pieces Part 13
> The following are handwritten notes from my grandmother's scrapbook:
> Sept. 4th 1907 MC'KERNAN-HANKY
> The marriage of Miss Edith M. HANKEY daughter of Mr. Frank HANKEY to Mr.
> Child's MCKERNAN took place Wednesday (Sept. 4th, 1907) at St. Vincent's
> Church. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Edmund F. GIBBONS. Mr. and
> Mrs. MCKERNAN will make their home in Attica.
> Tuesday HARTMAN and BARTZ
> Henry HARTMAN and Clara BARTZ were married Sept. 3, 1907 by Rev. E. F.
> Harry BURDOFF of Alexander and Miss Clara Margaret JOHNCOX were united in
> marriage at the home of the bride's mother Mrs. Emma JOHNCOX of Corfu,
> 26th. The ceremony, being performed by the Rev. C. L. PARKHURST. Miss
> Florence BURDOFF was bridesmaid and Arthur JOHNCOX was Best man. (Tuesday,
> Nov. 26, 1907)
> Submitted by Kathy Helmer
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Bits & Pieces Part 13
The following are handwritten notes from my grandmother's scrapbook:
Sept. 4th 1907 MC'KERNAN-HANKY
The marriage of Miss Edith M. HANKEY daughter of Mr. Frank HANKEY to Mr. Hugh
Child's MCKERNAN took place Wednesday (Sept. 4th, 1907) at St. Vincent's
Church. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Edmund F. GIBBONS. Mr. and
Mrs. MCKERNAN will make their home in Attica.
Tuesday HARTMAN and BARTZ
Henry HARTMAN and Clara BARTZ were married Sept. 3, 1907 by Rev. E. F.
Harry BURDOFF of Alexander and Miss Clara Margaret JOHNCOX were united in
marriage at the home of the bride's mother Mrs. Emma JOHNCOX of Corfu, Nov.
26th. The ceremony, being performed by the Rev. C. L. PARKHURST. Miss
Florence BURDOFF was bridesmaid and Arthur JOHNCOX was Best man. (Tuesday,
Nov. 26, 1907)
Submitted by Kathy Helmer
Bits & Pieces Part 12
Genesee/Wyoming Co. 1908
Unknown newspaper (May be The Attica News)
John Hubert WARD, Who Weds an American Ambassador's Daughter.
On several occasions the newspapers have had Miss Jean Templeton REID,
daughter of Whitelaw REID, American ambassador to England, engaged to members
of the British aristocracy, but each time the reports of an impending
matrimonial event of interest to two nations proved premature. This time,
however, there is an engagement sure enough, for the date for the wedding has
been fixed, June 23, and all the preparations for the function are in
progress. The lucky man is the Hon. John Hubert WARD, and he will not bring
the daughter of the American ambassador a title, although is the son of a
nobleman and brother of the present Earl of Dudley. He is not likely to
inherit the latter's rank, but he received from his father's estate
$1,500,000, so that with the millions in the REID family the couple is not in
danger of coming to want. Miss REID had the Viscount ACHESON, Lord BROOKE and
other sprigs of English nobility at her feet, but for some reason none won
her hand. Perhaps paternal advice had something to do with it. One time when
Miss REID was connected in print with one of these noblemen Mr. REID
"The story that my daughter is engaged to marry a foreigner with a title
is untrue. I hope when the time comes for her to marry she will choose an
honest young American for a husband."
Mr. WARD has a good record in the British military service. He was born
in 1870 and educated at Eton. During the war in South Africa he served in the
imperial yeomanry, and he has since had the benefit of experience in the
British war office. He is equerry in waiting to King Edward, with whom he is
said to be quite popular.
(The newspaper clipping includes a dashing picture of "The Hon. John Hubert
Also included on this page of the scrapbook are newspaper photos of:
Mrs. John E. PARKES
John E. PARKES
Adelbert B. FARGO
Submitted by Kathy Helmer
Batavia, Genesee County, New York State
Mrs. Thomas GEORGE, a well-known resident of Varysburg
and formerly of Batavia, died at that place n Saturday, aged 52 years. Her
husband and six children--David S. of Penfield, Harry K., James L., and Mrs.
Charles FISHER of Rochester, Mrs. Nehemiah OSBORN of Batavia and Miss Clara
E. GEORGE of Varysburg, survive her. The remains were taken to Rochester
yesterday for interment for interment in Mt. Hope cemetery.
Linda C. Schmidt
The Daily News
Batavia, Genesee County, New York State
Last Day at the Attica Fair.
The attendance was small all day at the Attica Fair yesterday, and the
exhibition was not more of a success financially than it was otherwise.
There were not enough horses entered to start in several of the races and
those who participated were obliged to make "blind" entrances in order that
the races might come off.
The last heats of running race and the road-wagon race, which were
postponed from the day before, were won by Dr. LEFLER's running horse
"Johnnie B" and his pacing stallion "Willink." The free-for-all race
awakened considerable interest and C.J. HAMLIN's "Globe" was the favorite
with the betting men. The race was won, however by "Sarah B," a mare owned
by Rochester parties. "Globe" secured third money. In the three minute
race a horse owned by William SIMPSON of Rochester was the winner. There
were only two entries in the pacing race--Dr. LEFLER's "Willink," and
"Jumbo," a big horse owned by FISHER & BENNETT of Corfu. "Jumbo" won the
One reason why the Attica Fair was not a success, observers say, was
because no beer was sold on the ground.
Linda C. Schmidt
Batavia, Genesee County, New York State
Albert H. KING.
Albert H. KING, for many ears a well-known resident of Batavia, died at
the home of his family, in Chili, on Saturday, aged 68 years. Mr. KING was
born in Monroe county and was reared on a farm. He was for a long time
engaged in handling grain and wool in that county and during the late war
was an extensive dealer in oats, which he furnished to the Government. In
1876 Mr. KING and his son, Hiram A., bought the Fish malt house on Elm
street in Batavia. Owing to reverses the business passed out of their
hands in 1886, but Mr. KING remained in Batavia until the middle of May
last, when he went to Tonawanda as a salesman of cement sidewalks. Several
days ago he suffered an attack of pneumonia, following the grip. On Friday
morning an attempt was made to remove him to Chili, where his family has
always lived, but his condition was such that the plan was not carried out
until Friday afternoon. He survived less than twenty-four hours after
Mr. KING was an earnest Republican. He represented Chili on the Board
of Supervisors of Monroe county and was that county's representative on the
Republican State Committee for a term of two. For five years he was a
division superintendent and weighmaster on the Erie canal. The funeral will
be held from the house in Chili to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
submitted by Linda Schmidt
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Current Events in Attica.
Mrs. William Reynolds, teacher of the infant class of the Presbyterian
Sunday-school, gave her class a picnic on hr lawn on Main street yesterday
afternoon The little ones attended in full force and all had an enjoyable
time. - The Young People's Society of the Baptist church held an ice-cream
sociable at the home of Mr. KRAUSS on the East Hill last evening. - Miss
Alta GLADDING has started a private school for small children, having a room
in Mrs. STONE's house on East avenue. - Mr. TRUMELL, furniture dealer and
undertaker, who had a shock of paralysis a week ago, it somewhat recovered,
but little hope is felt that he will regain the use of his right side. - The
many friends of Mrs. THOMPSON will be glad to hear that she is slowly
gaining in health at Buffalo, and that she will soon be able to return to
her home in this village.
Linda C. Schmidt
Wyoming County Mirror
Warsaw, Wyoming Co., NY
March 23-1852 part 2
The Early Settlers.
It has been noticed in my previous sketches of Middlebury that the hill
land, west of the valley of Allen's Creek, was first settled. Mr.
CHAMBERLAIN and his associates located near what has been since known as
I feel moved to make an humble apology for the illustrious subjects of
my narrative, in view of their peculiar taste in this matter. Plains,
fertile and beautiful in no ordinary degree, were passed by as unworthy of
their regard, and lands selected more difficult to till and yielding far
less when they were tilled--forcibly reminding us of the Quaker's horse,
which "had two faults, it was hard to catch, and was good for nothing when
it was caught." "Use and wont" pass for a great deal in low, and, I may
add, in common life. Much sport has been made of the idiosyncrasies of the
Dutch, who seem to think that hard ground is utterly unfit to build a city
upon, and therefore select a marsh into which they drive spiles, and thus
prepare a foundation for their houses. Amsterdam is their model on all
occasions. So our Early Settlers accustomed to New England's bleak hills,
were greatly in love with the "high and airy." Until quite recently the
finest wheat lands in Ontario, Monroe and Livingston Counties, were thought
utterly barren and unproductive, and though now worth from $60 to $100 the
acre, they were passed over by thousands who gave a preference to lands that
would now scarcely sell for $10. I have heard of a school boy who was asked
by his master to give the gender of egg. "I can't till it is hatched," was
the innocent reply.--So I may say, that the good and bad qualities of our
lands were not "hatched" at that early days.
While remarking on this point, I will say that the proprietors of the
Holland purchase were once making some division of their lands among
themselves, and those on whom a first choice devolved selected at the
extreme south of the Purchase, for the very cogent reason that it was
nearest Philadelphia. Such a reason would be quite out of place at the
present day--the marts of commerce and the channels of trade are greatly
changed. Once both, as I believe I have already stated, were expected to be
one of the great inland cities of the U.S. with Geneva for its rival.--We
did not need the recent Millerite delusion to convince us that man has not
the gift of prophecy.--Speculation on the future seldom reveals what is in
the womb of time. If our early settlers did not always hit straight, we are
their copyists in that.
I will close with a bear hunt.--One of our good pioneers, in the
Middlebury settlement, went out early in the morning to look for his
cows.--Judge of his horror and dismay when he struck a track which he at
once decided to belong to a bear; it was of unusual size--the voracious
animal was doubtless in quest of prey--the brindle cow, his family's main
dependence, was probably a victim, and that solved the problem of her
mysterious absence the last night. How great the havoc among the pigs and
poultry of the little settlement, time alone could tell. Human life too was
in jeopardy--women and children--nay the cruel monster might surprize him at
any turn, and the dear ones at home remain all unconscious of his fate!
Fear, mingled with the hope of revenge, determined his course.---He would
alarm the inhabitants--and pursue the monster.--A few hours elapsed and
Middlebury's heroes, armed with guns, bludgeons, axes, pitchforks and
knives, were in hot pursuit--over hill and dale, through marshes and
meadows, thorns and thickets, the valorous inhabitants gave chase--the
tracks were plain and fresh, there could be no mistake, their palpitating
bosoms must soon be quieting victory, an bruin would furnish an ample repast
to the "outer man" which was growing weak and weary by the long
pursuit.--Every log in the distance had four legs, and every sound was the
tread of a wild beast--on, on they go--mysterious! wonderful! the track
has entered a clearing, it goes straight up to the log house of one of the
inhabitants--it enters! what has happened? our hunters have been following
the bare (not bear) feet of one of the most peaceful and worthy inhabitants,
who had just returned from a fruitless search for his cows!
Railroad Accidents.--Mr. HUMPHREY, of this county,, chairman of the
Railroad Committee in the Assembly, has introduced a bill to prevent
Railroad accidents. The main features of the bill are as follows:
Subjects railroad companies to a penalty $200 for employing any person
known to use intoxicating drinks as a beverage--provides for punishing
individuals for walking upon tracks not in highways, streets or farm
crossing, by a fine of $50--the injury of any passenger through the
negligence of any one employed on a railroad is made a misdemeanor on the
part of such agent or servant, and subjects him to fine or imprisonment, in
the discretion of the Court--requires swing bars where the track crosses the
streets or highways. The balance relates to matters connected with the
business of companies.
Farmers, do you realize the responsibility that rests upon you in
rearing your children? Do you realize that their future destinies, as
regards their prosperity, happiness and worth as citizens in community,
depends very much upon the instruction, example, admonitions, and reproofs
they receive at your hands? This is a subject worthy of your sincere
consideration. Is it not your delight to see a young man who is
industrious, prudent, and frugal; whose eye sparkles with intelligence;
whose countenance bespeaks with candor and modesty; whose habits in
temperance and morality shine forth as a beacon-light to all under his
influence; whose every action and movement is that of a gentleman?--Who is
desirous of aying up something for old age and sickness; who is ever ready
and willing to do whatever is right and nothing that is wrong; who spends
his leisure hours in storing his mind with useful knowledge, that he may act
well his part in whatever condition he may be placed? Are not these traits
and principles worthy your utmost exertions? Will you not use every
reasonable means to engraft and establish them in the very nature of your
sons? Will you not forego a portion of your luxuries and ease, if
necessary, to make your sons what you so much desire they should be? I
think you will if you rightly consider the subject. You can look about you
and see hale, healthy young men, in the prime of life, no one but themselves
to care or provide for, that are not worth the first copper, and perhaps are
in debt for the clothes on their backs; who seem as regardless of the future
as though they expected always to remain young and healthy; who seem to have
no object or end in view but to spend their time in carousing, hunting,
fishing, or some trifling amusement that is of no benefit to themselves or
any one else; who are not only drones in community, but worse, as they have
a bad influence on others.
The Peace of Europe.
"Great peace in Europe! Order reigns
>From Tilier's hills to Danube plains!"
So say her kings and priests; so say
The lying prophets of our day.
Go lay to earth a listening ear;
The tramp of measured marches hear,
The rolling of the cannon's wheel,
The shotted musket's murderous peal,
The night alarm, the centry's call,
The quick eared spy in hut and hall,
>From Polar sea to tropic fen
The dying groans of exiled men,
The bolted cell, the galley's chains,
The scaffold smoking with its stains.
Order--the hush of brooding slaves!
Peace--in the dungeon-vaults and graves!
Oh Fisher! with the world-wide net
And snares in every water set,
Whose fabled keys of heaven and hell
Bolt hard the patriot's prison cell,
And open wide the banquet hall
Where kings and priests hold carnival!
Weak vassal tricked in royal guise,
Boy Kaiser with the lip of lies;
Base gambler for Napoleon's crown,
Barnacle on his dead renown!
There, Bourbon Neapolitan,
Crowned scandal, loathed of God and man;
And thou fell Spider of the North!
Stretching thy giant feelers forth,
Within whose web the freedom dies
Of nations, eaten up like flies;
Sweak, Prince and Kaiser, Priest and Czar,
If this be Peace, pray what is War?
White Angel of the Lord! unmeet
That son accurs'd for thy pure feet.
Never in Slavery's desert flows
The fountain of thy charmed repose,
No tyrant's hand thy chaplet weaves
Of lilies and of olive-leaves,
Not with the wicked shalt thou dwell,
Thus saith the Eternal Oracle;
Thy home is with the pure and free.
Stern herald of thy better day,
Before, thee, to prepare the way,
The Baptist Shade of Liberty,
Gray, scarr'd, and hairy-robed, must press
With bleeding feet the wilderness!
Oh! that its voice might pierce the ear
Of princes, trembling while they hear
A cry as of the Hebrew seer:
Repent! God's Kingdom Draweth Near!
>From the National Era.
Linda C. Schmidt
& Kathy Then
Subject: VIRUS NOTICE, NOT A JOKE, PLEASE READ
From: Wilfred Vasile
To: The A List
My address book has been infected with a virus from one of my
contacts, and as a result, so has yours because your address was in our
book. The virus is called jdbgmgr.exe. It cannot be detected by Norton
or McAfee anti-virus programs.
It sits quietly for 14 days before damaging the system. It is sent
automatically by messenger and by the address book, whether or not
you send e-mails.
In essence, because you are in OUR Address Book, you are likely to be
I followed the instructions below and it was easy to get rid of. I
didn't really think I'd find it, thinking it might be a nasty joke.
Nope. It was there and now it's not.
To get rid of it:
1. Go to start, then Find or Search
2. In Files/Folders, write the name jdbgmgr.exe
3. Be sure to search in your "C" drive
4. Click Find or Search
5. The virus has a teddy bear logo with the name jdbgmgr.exe --DO
6. Right click and delete it
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VIRUS, YOU MUST CONTACT EVERYONE IN YOUR
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it was very easy to get rid
Be Careful Out There!
I am sorry about this, got it from someone else. Follow the instructions
and look for the little teddy bear, I was shocked to find it, if you
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if you have any problems.
Wyoming County Mirror
Warsaw, Wyoming Co., NY
March 23-1852 part 1
Mr. and Mrs. HINES would, in this manner, publicly express their
gratitude to those kind and sympathising friends, who visited them with
their benefactions on the 18th ult. May the rich and numerous blessings of
that gospel they have thus acknowledged and honored, be the inheritance of
their future life.
Mrs. H. would wish especially, to present her thanks to the "Cadets of
Temperance," for their generous and beautiful token of regard. That a long
and useful life, may, to each, be rewarded with a crown, set round with many
a glittering gem, shall be her unceasing prayer.
In Warsaw, on the 19th inst., Olive SMITH, wife of Doctor SMITH, aged 66
In Geneseo, on the morning of the 12th inst.., Eveline, wife of J.T.
NORTON, Editor and Proprietor of the Genesee Republican.
The Subscriber having purchased of M.M. CLARK the Marble Factory in this
village, together with all his stock in trade, will keep constantly on hand
Monuments, Tomb & Hearth Stones,
and all kinds of work in the Marble line, or will furnish to order any thing
of the kind that may be wanted. Mr. G.G. CLARK will continue as Foreman of
the Shop, and will finish work in his usual superior style.
Prices will be reasonable, and all work will be delivered free of charge
Wm. H. WOODWARD.
F. NICHOLSON, Tailor,
Dealer in clothing, cloths, and trimmings.
West side Main street, two doors south of Comstocks & Andrews.
E.H. LANSING, Druggist,
Dealer in paints, oils, dyestuffs, choice family groceries, perfumery, &c.
Darling's Block--Middle Store.
Dealer in dry goods, groceries, clothing, &c.
Darling's Block--North Store.
Dealer in groceries, dry goods, boots & shoes, &c.
Frank's Block--one door north of R. Gould's.
Dealer in Dry goods, groceries, clothing, &c.
Frank's Block, west side of Main street.
Dealer in hats, caps, furs, &c.
Frank's Block, one door south of Morris & Buxton's.
A.H. CARPENTER & Brother,
Dealers in stoves, tin ware, &c.
No. 9 Main street--Frank's Block.
B.F. FARGO & Co.,
Dealers in dry goods, groceries, clothing, &c.
Bronson's Block, Middle store.
Manufacturer and dealer in boots and shoes.
Bronson's Block, (west side Main street,) north Store.
Frank's Block, opposite Temperance House, Office up stairs, north door.
Physician and Surgeon.
Office at his residence, first door north of the Court House.
Manufacturer and dealer in harnesses, saddles, trunks, &c.
East side Main street, one door north of Fargos' Temperance House.
E.P. Van LIEW's
North end of the McELWAIN Block.
Feathers--One hundred pounds for sale.
Black Silk Mitts--long and short--a great variety. Black silk lace veils,
silk lace embroidered undersleeves, French wrought exhibition collars,
dimity bands, &c. &c.
Mourning Dress Goods.--Plain bl'k, embroidered and printed lawns, silk
tissue, barege, poplins and ginghams. Mourning cuffs, collars,
undersleeves, veils, and ribbons. A large assortment of these goods and very
Divorce.--A bill is before the Legislature which, if passed, will make it an
easy matter for husbands and wives to separate whenever either shall take a
notion to do so. We reckon we shall know when the vote is taken, how many
members of the Legislature want to get rid of their wives. The Albany
'Atlas' says it ought to be called "an act to take the word Not out of the
commandment against adultery, and insert it in the vow of conjugal
Johnsonburgh, March 11, '52.
Mr. Holly:--Sir, I shall be under the necessity of discontinuing your paper
unless we can get a mail from Warsaw to this place. For almost a third of
the time this winter we have not got it till the next week. I have felt
rather unpleasant about it, but concluded to hold still, hoping for better
times. But alas! forbearance ceases to be a virtue; and I cannot stand it
any longer. Tuesday the old black mare went up to Orangeville Centre and
turned back--today as far as this place and turned about. Please inform us
what can be done under the circumstances.
Yours in haste,
We have heard more complaint of the failure of the mails on that line
than any other. If we understand it, the contract is to carry the mails
through there three times a week. We would advise those in Johnsonburgh and
other places, who are discommoded, and who know the facts, to make a
statement, under oath perhaps, and send it to the Postmaster General. We
imagine this will remedy the matter.
-to be cont'd.-
Linda C. Schmidt
& Kathy Then
The files from early divorce records are open in most states. Sometimes these records are held in the county where the divorce occured and at other times they are in the State Archives. As one of the subscribers to
this list said in an earlier message, the information contained in these files can fill in missing gaps. Sometimes people are shocked at the information in the files, especially when they realize that there was no such thing as "no-fault divorce" in the early days. For very early divorces, you often have to go to the state or territorial legislature.
Director, Arizona State Archives
That was informative where to find NY Divorce Records.
I finally got my great-grandparents Divorce FILE from Cook County Illinois,
1880. I am very thankful I was able to read: who did what, who said
what....... For me it explained why there was such silence about the
marriage, no mention that there was a divorce and also no one seemed to know
anything about the man. Now all the pieces fall into place. I wish I had
seen it years ago, it was a puzzle that bothered me and of course I was
trying to think of different reasons. None were what was disclosed in the
Mt. Clemens MI
I am researching COGSWELLs who came to Western New York State (Genesee
County) in the early 1800s.
I am currently working on Thomas COGSWELL of Attica, NY, and his
descendants. Thomas Cogswell was born in Canterbury, NH in 1792 and
arrived in Genesee County, NY in the early 1800s, living first in Alexander
and then moving to Attica in 1817. His father-in-law, Parmento Adams
arrived in Genesee County in 1804. He built the 'old stone house' and farm
on Maplewood Drive in Attica.
>From Genesee County (NY) Pioneers Association
Thomas Cogswell of Attica was born at Canterbury, Rockingham Co., NH,
February 15, 1792; came to Attica March 1817; and died in that village
September 15th, 1874.
>From Jameson's "Cogswell in America" (1884)
THOMAS  COGSWELL (MOSES, NATHANIEL) was born February 15, 1792 in
Canterbury, NH, and died September 1874. He married SARAH ADAMS February
28, 1819 in Genesee County, NY, daughter of PARMENTO ADAMS and ELEANOR ???.
She was born September 02, 1802 in Skaneateles, Onondaga Co., NY, and died
December 21, 1857 in Attica, NY.
Children of THOMAS COGSWELL and SARAH ADAMS are:
CAROLINE HELEN  COGSWELL, b. July 07, 1820, Alexander NY; d.
1900; m. HENRY E CHURCHILL, November 23, 1837, Genesee County, NY;
b. 1813, Alexander NY; d. 1904. They resided: in Alexander, Attica
and Middletown NY
WILLIAM F  COGSWELL, b. April 10, 1827, Alexander NY; d.
Unknown; m. LOUISA PATTERSON, October 30, 1850; b. June 05, 1830,
Bennington, NY. They resided: Attica, NY
That would be in the Wyoming County Clerks office. It would most likely
be in the index for Civil Actions or Judgements and Decrees. It will
then direct you to a Judgement volume to look up the decree. You can't
read the whole file on these, but you can read the judges final decree
in the judgement book, and copy it from the book. I would imagine
Wyoming is the same as other counties. That can still be done today by
the way. Someone can look up mine from ten years ago in Genesee County
and read the decree, they just can't look at the whole file and read the
whole nitty gritty of who said what about who. ;-) Just in case any of
you are looking for something in the early 20th century. That much is
usually public record do to property reasons. Once in a blue moon us
abstractors need to find that stuff, especially if a deed states the
property is part of a divorce settlement.
Town of Alabama Historian
Genesee Co., NY
Historian's Page - Alabama, NY
Experience the town of Alabama in Genesee County, New York. History, tombstone inscriptions, census records, history of the Tonawanda Seneca Indians and the Iroquois. Enjoy a good murder mystery? Read about the murders of Polly Frisch.
(The Association of Public Historians of New York State)
Genesee County, NY website. Includes History Department, (under "Historian")
The Genesee Area Genealogy Society lists the names and addresses for all the Genesee & Wyoming County Historians
Where would I go to look for an 1860's divorce record? The couple lived in Sheldon and were Catholic. Their marriage was recorded at St. Cecelia's. By 1870 they are living in different states and the wife has resumed using her first husband's surname.
Any ideas welcome!
Wyoming County Mirror
Warsaw, Wyoming Co., NY
Written for the 'Mirror.'
The Early Settlers.
by Hugh T. BROOKS.
Jabez WARREN and Mr. SILLECK were mentioned in my last as the associates
of Mr. CHAMBERLAIN in the settlement of Middlebury. Mr. TURNER, in The
History of the Holland Purchase, names the following individuals as settlers
in Middlebury during the year 1802--(it shall be 1803--)Jabez WARREN,
Sterling STEARNS, Joseph SILLECK, Frederick GILBERT, Israel M. DEWEY and
Jabez WARREN is represented as being a man of unusual enterprise and
intelligence. He was employed by the Holland Company to open a road from
the Transit Line to Lake Erie, in 1804. He had also been employed in
constructing other roads.--While at the Land Office in Batavia one day, Mr.
ELLICOTT remarked to him--"Mr. WARREN, a man of your abilities is entitled
to more than a common chance--I will give you an agency." Accordingly Mr.
WARREN removed in 1804 to Aurora, Erie County, where he was agent for a
township. Mr. WARREN was quite successful in his new home, and died in
1810, rich and respected, at the age of 47 years. Gen. Wm. WARREN, of
Aurora, is his son. His improvements at "Wrights Corners" were a log house
and a small clearing, on which he raised crops in 1803.
His neighbor and associate, Joseph SILLE, was a man of medium size,
active and industrious. He made the largest improvement in that part of the
country, about 100 acres, and sold out after a few years to David PALMER,
father of Stephen PALMER, who succeeded to the property, and sold to Mr.
HENDERSON, whose widow now occupies the farm. Mr. SILLECK realized about
$3000 by this sale. He removed to Avon, where he _ purchase and "built
himself," as the saying is "out of house and home." Becoming involved by
his outlays in making improvements on his Avon purchase, he lost his
property, and went to reside with his children at the West.
Frederick GILBERT was an active, energetic man, of easy and gentlemanly
address, but most unfortunate in his domestic relations. His wife seems to
have had a gift for living alone; at any rate she did not choose to make
herself agreeable to other people. Her husband had the full benefit of all
her peculiarities; and it was finally agreed that they would live apart, as
the surest way to promote "domestic tranquility." Mr. GILBERT was absent
for several years, and his wife remained in this part of the country,
sometimes residing with her children and sometimes in families about the
neighborhood. Two of his old neighbors, Maj. WILSON and Esqr. BELKNAP, on
their way to Canandaigua, stopped at Gansons, in Leroy, to spend the night,
where they found Mrs. GILBERT. Maj. WILSON seeing an Irishman in the
bar-room asked him why he did not get married, and suggested the "widow
GILBERT," as a suitable "help-meet." "Very well," says the Irishman, I am
ready if she is." The lady assented, and Esqr. BELKNAP pronounced the
irrevocable sentence--"husband and wife."
BELKNAP, after waiting as long as delicacy required, ventured to suggest
that he was ready to receive his fee. "Come, come," says the Irishman,
"take something to drink." BELKNAP and the company readily joined in this,
and matters went on briskly for a while. BELKNAP again turned his attention
the finance--"take another drink," says the Irishman, and again the company
joined them in a social glass. This was repeated several times, till the
happy "groom" became oblivious to all earthly cares and composed himself to
slump on the bar-room floor!--The late "widow GILBERT" made her broom play
in a most amiable manner the next morning, and she found her spouse
stretched at full-length among the rubish of the bar-room.--Whether her
second trail of married life was more auspicious than the first, tradition
has not informed us; but the beginning, most assuredly, was not very full of
I will close, with this peep at social life, fully convinced that our
staid ancestors had their failings.
The Annual Examination at this Institution occurred on Thursday and
Friday, the 4th and 5th inst., and was highly creditable to both instructors
and pupils. All the classes did well, and several of them exceedingly
There were everywhere exhibited these marks of thoroughness in the
instruction which can alone secure the proper discipline to the mind. The
great object of each teacher seems to have been to have the subject in hand
mastered, and not simply the text book committed.
We were especially pleased with the exhibitions in the Languages--Latin
and French--also in Chemistry, English Grammar, Rhetoric, and Intellectual
Philosophy. While the pupils generally gave highly commendable proofs of
their diligence and success in study, some won our admiration.
Upon the whole we were deeply impressed with the belief, that under the
present Board of Instruction, few, if any, Academies in the land could hold
out such substantial inducements to youth as resorts for intellectual and
moral training. Of the Principal, we have no occasion to speak, by way of
commendation. His rare qualifications as a teacher and presiding officer
are widely known and appreciated. Miss MACLAY, during the comparatively
brief connection with the Institution, has become deservedly and to a high
degree popular.--Mr. CARPENTER, though recently introduced as a teacher,
appears to be thoroughly qualified for his place. Wyoming, as a location,
possesses advantages unrivalled. It is healthful, moral and quiet. And
should the Trustees of the Academy succeed in the laudable undertaking of
increasing their accommodations, we see no reason why it should not be
thronged with students.
In Warsaw, on the 25th ult., by J.W. HINES, Mr. Solomon MORRIS, and Miss
Jane ENSIGN, all of Warsaw.
In Gainesville, February 2d, by B.F. BRISTOL, Esqr. James SMITH, of
Attica, and Miss Malinda COOK, of Warsaw.
In Warsaw, on the 14th inst., Lucy MORRIS, wife of Rufus MORRIS, aged 52
In Warsaw, on the 9th inst., Ann V. BEEBE, wife of James U. BEEBE, and
daughter of Elijah BASSETT, aged 21 years.
In Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., on the 27th ult., Mrs. Emily LEACH, wife of
Isaac LEACH, and sister of Mrs. F. NICHOLSON, of this place, aged 35 years.
In Attica, on the 7th inst., at the residence of her mother, Mrs.
Josephine PADDOCK, wife of Robert PADDOCK of Detroit, formerly of Middlebury
in this county, and daughter of the late Col. Joseph WILDER, in the 34th
year of her age.
submitted by Linda C. Schmidt
and Kathy Then
Another Remember When....
Reprinted with permission from the author, Remember When..., p. 7, Arcade
Herald, July 25, 2002, extracted by Trish Hackett Nicola (*See below for
information on how to receive a copy of the original article or obituary.)
10 Years Ago - August 13, 1992
Deaths: William FELTON, 87, of Machias; Robert VICKMAN Sr., 53 of
Farmersville Station; Olga GERARDO HOWELL, 95, of Chaffee; Irving GROSS,
84, of Freedom; Philip "Laverne" HOFFMAN, 67, of Delevan; Viola EDDY
ZILKER, 78, of Delevan; Eda MENSHEL, 94, of Sardinia.
25 Years Ago - August 17, 1977
Democrats Rhea DUNLAP of Delevan and Charles HEBDON of Ellicottville
announced their candidacies for the Cattaraugus County Legislature in
Carl and Mary MANNING MILLER of Curriers celebrated their golden anniversary.
Hyland DAY Sr. of Curriers died at age 85.
35 Years Ago - August 16, 1967
Donald RAUENHORST held a grand opening at his Gravel Products and Ready
Mixed Concrete on East Arcade Road.
Diane PIXLEY of Arcade and William HAUN of Freedom were married.
Deaths: Albert DUNNING, 78, of Sandusky; Wallace WILLIS, 91, formerly of
50 Years Ago - August 14, 1952
The Kiwanis Club of Delevan-Machias received its charter at a banquet at
the Lime Lake Hotel. The 37-member club was headed by James NICHOLS,
president, and Steve SMITH, vice president.
The Arcade VFW post and auxiliary were scheduled to hold their second
annual VFW Day. Following the evening parade, a wooden floor was to be
placed over the downtown parking lot to accommodate dancing to the music of
The Music Makers. The band included Eddie BARBER of Arcade and Vernon and
Allan DEAN of Crystal Lake.
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