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I have several family ancestors buried at St. Mary's. The tombstone
information that I have received was gained from transcription reference materials,
and there is conflicting information.
Do the graves at that cemetery have actual Lot, Section, Grave # assigned to
them, ? Is there anyone, anywhere who I can contact to take pictures of 3
Dennis Rowan died 1892
John Rowan died 1874
Eleanor Rowan died 1858
As always, thanks for all the help this List has always given me.
Does anyone have any information and/or photographs of the once Boddy Hotel
My relative Eugene J. BODDY and his family (wife Mehitable "Hettie" and
children Albert, Allie, Susie, Howard and Paul) moved from their farm near
Hermitage about 1891 to Gainesville where they lived about five years,
returning to Hermitage by 1896. I believe Eugene ran the Boddy Hotel there.
In the files at the Wyoming County Historian's office is this information
regarding the Gainesville Female Seminary. The page is stamped July 7, 1949.
I believe that the interviewer was Harry S. Douglass, who was Wyoming County
Historian at the time.
"Mrs. Beaumont and Mr. Albert Lewis said that the Main Portion of the
Seminary was moved to the corner where the Gainesville Bank is now located
and there it stood close to the street and was a hotel, known at one time as
the Body [sic Boddy] Hotel. Mrs. Beaumont says it was torn down in 1901, or
the year before, and her home was erected near the site. One wing is now the
pool room and filling station, while the other wing went into the James
Brainard and Joe Beaumont house, the second house from the corner, on the
north side, east of the Bank. Material from the Main Portion was used to
construct a part of the David Mote house. The house which has the wing used
in it is owned by Mrs. Myrtie Furman."
Appreciate any help! Sincerely, Patricia Boddy Tharp
Julia Halligan born 23 Nov 1859, Java Center, was married to Peter
Shier/Sheer. Julia was the daughter of Richard Halligan, born ca. 1804-6,
Ireland and Mary Tobin.
Richard and Mary Halligan had 10 other children:
Margaret, b. ca. 1840; James, b. ca. 1842; Bridget, b. ca. 1844; John, b.
1845, d. 9 July 1892; Thomas, b. 21 Dec 1848; Alice, b. 14 Jan 1854; Mary,
b. 15 Apr 1851; Cecelia, b. ca. 1855; Julia, b. 23 Nov 1859; Peter, b. 23
Jul 1864; Charles P. b. [??]
If you are interested in the Halligan/Tobin family, I have more information.
Peter and Julia Shier/Sheer had ten children. I found Peter Scheer, age 7,
on the 1870 U. S. census, New York State, Wyoming Co., Sheldon, M653, Roll
232, p. 92. He is listed with Frank, age 41, born Belgium, Catherine, 41,
Leonard, 16, Frank, 15, William, 13, born NY; Mary, 10, Nicholas, 9, Peter,
7, Catherine, 3, Frank, 2, Margaret, 2/12.
It sounds like you want information on the Sheer family but I am not sure
what kind of information you want.
If you let us know what you are looking for maybe someone will be able to
Trish Hackett Nicola
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Subject: [NYWYOMIN] sheer - scheer
Clara b23 jul 1901 born North Java Claras mother was Julia Halligan.Clars
grandfatherwas Frank b10sept1819 d4 jun1914 Frank died in Batavia ny.Frank
came from Belgium in 1847.When you ask about other children are you asking
about Claras sisters and brothers?
I'am looking for information on my grandmothers family. Her name was
Clara her fathers name was Frank he came from Beligum.
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Is anyone on the List researching Lawrence Powers in Wyoming and Livingston
Lawrence POWERS b. 1843 - England - parents born Ireland
married Frances LEFFINWELL app 1867 (she was born in New York)
This family: starts out in Pike/Wyoming County in 1870 census
is living in Leicester for the 1880 census
By 1888 they are back in Wyoming County/Gainesville
as one of his daughters was married there
Lawrence fought in Civil War
Both Frances and Lawrence Powers are buried in the Maple
I am particularly interested in any information regarding the parentage of
Lawrence is too young to be the brother of my Richard Powers; however,
between 1870 and 1890, they are always living fairly close to each other.
I've "rescued" an old photograph of Charles ROBINSON which was taken at the
M. T. Hills Studio in Attica, New York. I believe the photograph was
probably taken in the 1870's or 1880's and that Charles was likely in his
30's at the time it was taken. I'm hoping to locate someone from his family
so that this wonderful old photograph can be returned to its rightful place
If you are a member of this family, or know someone who might be, please
I've "rescued" an old photograph of Aurilla MAXON which was taken at the M.
T. Hills Studio in Attica, New York. The photograph was likely taken in the
1880's with Aurilla likely in her 30's or 40's at the time it was taken.
Based on limited research I was able to locate information regarding Rilla
MAXON, wife of Wellington MAXON. During the 1870 census the couple was
living in Bennington, NY with census records providing the following
Wellington MAXON, age 26, a Farmer, born NY
Rilla MAXON, age 23, Keeping House, born NY
Clara A. MAXON, age 2, born NY
Living immediately next door to the couple was John T. & Almira MAXON with
what appears to be a son George W. MAXON. John and Almira are of an age
which suggests that they might be Wellington's parents and George W. MAXON a
sibling. The mystery is solved in the 1880 census of Bennington, NY when
the family appears in census records as follows:
Wellington MAXON, age 37, born NY, a Farmer, parents born NY
Aurilla MAXON, wife, age 32, born NY, Keeping House, parents born NY
Clara A. MAXON, dau, age 12, born NY, at Home
Edith A. MAXON, dau, age 9, born NY
Myrta MAXON, dau, age 5, born NY
Ray MAXON, son, age 5 months, born NY
Almira MAXON, Mother, a widow, age 56, born NY, Retired Housekeeper, parents
Washington MAXON, Brother, age 33, born NY, a Farm Laborer, parents born NY
Edgar R. WARD, other, age 15, born NY, at Home, parents born NY
I'm hoping to locate someone from her family so that this wonderful old
photograph can be returned to its rightful place with family. If you are a
member of this family, or know someone who might be, please contact me.
Clara b23 jul 1901 born North Java Claras mother was Julia Halligan.Clars grandfatherwas Frank b10sept1819 d4 jun1914 Frank died in Batavia ny.Frank came from Belgium in 1847.When you ask about other children are you asking about Claras sisters and brothers?
I've "rescued" a group of photographs all belonging to the COOPER Family of
New York. The first is a photograph of Erwin COOPER which was taken at the
Hills Studio in Attica, NY. The photograph appears to have been taken
sometime during the 1870's or 1880's with Erwin likely about 8 years old at
the time. Based on limited research I believe that this may be a photograph
of Erwin M. COOPER, son of John M. & Josephine B. COOPER who were living in
Bennington, NY during the 1880 census, with records providing the following
John M. COOPER, age 36, born NY, a Farmer, parents born NY/CT
Josephine B. COOPER, wife, age 31, born NY, Keeping House, parents born NY
Morris L. COOPER, son, age 12, born NY, Attending School
Erwin M. COOPER, son, age 9, born NY, Attending School
The second photograph is identified as Lester COOPER and was also taken in
Attica at the M. T. Hills Studio. The photograph of Lester appears to have
been taken in the 1870's or 1880's as well with Lester likely in his 50's at
the time. The third photograph is one of Margaret COOPER. This photograph
was also taken at the M. T. Hills Studio sometimes during the 1870's or
1880's with Margaret looking to be in her 50's or 60's.
Again, based on limited research I believe these may be a photographs of
Lester S. & Margarett COOPER who were recorded while living in Bennington,
NY during the 1870 and 1880 census as follows:
Lester S. COOPER, age 34, a Farmer, born NY
Margarett COOPER, age 34, Keeping House, born NY
Lester S. COOPER, age 44, born NY, a Farmer, parents born NY/CT
Margaretta COOPER, wife, age 44, born Prussia, Keeping House, parents born
Albert K. COOPER, son, age 8, born NY
Appears that Lester S. COOPER and John M. COOPER may be siblings. In 1900
this COOPER Family was living in Sheldon, NY with census records providing
the following information:
Lester COOPER, age 64, born Jan 1836, married 41 years, born ?, a Farmer
Margaretta COOPER, wife, age 64, born Sept 1835, married 41 years, 2
children/1 living, born Germany, parents born Germany, to USA 1880
Elbert COOPER, son, age 28, born Aug 1871, born NY, a Farmer
And in 1910 the family was still living in Sheldon, NY with census records
providing the following information:
Lester S. COOPER, age 73, a widower, born NY, parents born NY, a Farmer
Elbert K. COOPER, son, age 38, born NY, parents born NY/Germany, a
The 1920 census of Sheldon, NY also includes the family as follows:
Lester S. COOPER, age 84, a widower, born NY, parents born NY, a Farmer
Elbert K. COOPER, son, age 48, born NY, parents born NY/Germany, a Postal
I'm hoping to locate someone this family so that these wonderful old
photographs can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of
this family, or know someone who might be, please contact me.
Hi - I am new to the list and am looking for help with the family of William
I know that he lived in Gainesville per the 1900 - 1930 Census. In 1900 he
is married to a woman named Gertude and has two daughters Mary and Florence. In
1910 he is living alone and Gertude is now with a daughter named Angela in
Gainesville. In 1920 Gertude and Angela are living in Warsaw, 1930 finds
Gertude by herself also in Warsaw.
Does anyone recognize any of these names and have any info as to marriages
and deaths? Thanks in advance for any and all assistance. Russ Miller