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I don't have a John Orcutt, but I have a George Orcutt b. England (no dates)
and his daughter, Ellen Clarisa Orcutt b. 1844 Blandford, MA.
Don't know if there's any relation.
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Looking for any information on John Orcutt born in 1800. He listed on the 1850 Federal Census as living in Genesee Falls. Wife Sarah Harris, son Harvey B. born in Genesee Falls. Specifically looking for record of John's parents. Could there be a possibility he's not an Orcutt? Maybe Oloct, Olcott, Alcot?
Try googling "Wings Tales and Leaves" and click on "cached" and
"similar pages" for each item and you'll see the saved google version of at
least some of your pages. Also at the bottom of the google results click on
"repeat the search with the omitted results included" and you should see
even more cached pages listed.
I hope this helps you find at least some of what was lost.
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 11:32:36 -0500
From: "DonLinda" <donlinda(a)2ki.net>
Subject: [NYWYOMIN] webpage
hello friends -
seems I have come upon some disheartening news - the fact that my web-page
I'm writing to you for some assistance, if at all possible. If you may have
one of the "pages" bookmarked and can access any of the info, it would be an
immense relief to me to obtain some of it back if it's possible for you to
copy/paste it into an email to me.
former webpage editor for:
Wings Tales and Leaves ~ My Home Page
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hello friends -
seems I have come upon some disheartening news - the fact that my web-page is non-existent!
I would like to think it's simply non-accessible today for some unknown reason; but, I'm afraid it's been deleted. How or why, I do not know. I've emailed the web host, and am awaiting reply.
I'm writing to you for some assistance, if at all possible. If you may have one of the "pages" bookmarked and can access any of the info, it would be an immense relief to me to obtain some of it back if it's possible for you to copy/paste it into an email to me.
Meanwhile, I'll be looking for an alternate webhost - although it will be some time before I'll be able to get another site up and running - most likely not until summer, at the very least. If any of you are using a web host that you'd recommend, I'd be glad to hear your suggestions.
I apologize for any inconvenience this problem has given to you. Please know that it was not my doing, and I hope you'll be understanding.
Thanks for all your support and encouragement given in the past.
former webpage editor for:
Wings Tales and Leaves ~ My Home Page
Wyoming Mirror - Warsaw, NY
A Fight on the Blackwater.
The 130th Engaged In It.
The rebel general Pryor advanced across the Blackwater on Friday last on
a forageing tour and an expedition was made of details from the several
brigades at Suffolk to drive the rebels back, - the command being given to
Gen Corcoran. The expedition started in the evening by the beautiful light
of the moon, and the foe was reached about 4 o'clock in the morning, at a
lace called the "deserted house." At this time the moon had gone down, and
it was impossible to distinguish the exact position of the foe. They were
soon "felt out" by the cavalry, and an artillery fight commenced in earnest.
This was continued for three hours, and the service of the guns on both
sides is said to have been unexcellable. During this time the enemy was
slowly giving way before the superiority of our canonading. Their pieces
were all silenced by 7 o'clock, and they had been driven two miles from the
"deserted house." A letter in the Tribune, from which much of this account
is taken, says:
Pryor had the advantage of position, and the direction of his artillery
was equal to ours, but his infantry and cavalry proved no match for ours. As
the enemy's battery seemed to become weaker and weaker, Gen Corcoran gave
the order to advance upon the position at a charge. - It must be confessed
that the ordeal was a fearful one for untried troops. The only way to
advance was through a sort of gorge, with heavy timber and swamp, and on
each side of the road. It was indeed, entering the "valley of the shadow of
death," for the enemy's cannon swept the narrow defile as with the besom of
destruction. But that was the road; there was no other, and along that
terrible pathway our soldiers were required to pass. The movement was one of
peril. To delay was to lose the chance of triumph; and, altho' death and
danger marked the hour, it was the time to show the bravery of hearts and
the strength of arm of our noble union soldiers. Shame to record it, the
167th Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia - drafted men - was not equal to the
emergency. - Like the veriest cravens that ever cursed a noble cause, nearly
every man of this regiment skulked, and were as deaf to all the calls of
their commanding general as they were insensible to the demands of
patriotism and the ordinary dictates of manhood.
The delay occasioned by the supineness of the Pennsylvania regiment lost
us the golden opportunity to capture a large portion of the enemy's cannon
and many prisoners. Time was afforded the enemy to resume his retrogade[sic]
movement and take up a new position. Skirmishing continued for some seven
miles along the road, and at about 5 o'clock the rear guard of the rapidly
skedaddling Rebels was overtaken, and another sharp engagement between the
infantry took place about two miles from Carsville. Night coming on, it was
not deemed expedient to make further pursuit, and the enemy was allowed to
make his way to the Blackwater without interruption.
The battle was exceedingly well contested. The number of troops on each
side was equal, the enemy having the advantage of choice of position. In
open field fighting it was fully demonstrated that the Rebs are lacking in
the stamina possessed by the Northern troops. They fought desperately, it is
admitted, but with a bravery no doubt more stimulated by the stomach than
the head - they were fighting for provender[sic], not from principle.
The coolness and judgment displayed by Gen. Corcoran is highly praised,
and the enconiums bestowed upon him are shard in by Col Spear. Both of these
officers displayed in a brilliant manner all the characteristics of the
finished soldier and accomplished gentlemen. Our victory has been dearly
bought considering the result attained, but still it is a triumph to be
The enemy has been driven back to his lair by an equal force, and if our
loss is great in view of the numbers engaged, the Rebels have undoubtedly
lost one to our one, as evidenced by their hospital arrangements along the
route of their retreat. An idea of the determined resistance of the enemy
and the perseverance of our troops may be gained in the fact that the fight
and pursuit covered a period of over thirteen hours. Our troops all came in
to camp this morning, and the wounded are being swell cared for.
It is estimated that there was a regiment of cavalry, about 2,200
infantry, and three batteries of artillery, to dispute the ground with the
Union troops. The rebels received reinforcements during the fight.
A cavalry reconnoissance the next day could not find the enemy anywhere
in the neighborhood. Over 200 Virginia natives were found on the
battle-field, engaged in securing curiosities and relics. Some of these
visitors came from quite a distance.
The Medical Superintendent officially reported our loss at 24 killed and
80 wounded, while that of the rebels must have been about the same, if not
greater. The enemy managed to carry off their killed and wounded, with the
exception of one Major, a Lieutenant and a number of privates, whose bodies
divested of boots and whatever clothing there was time to take away, were
found upon the field as our troops returned from the retreating foe. - The
conflict was a sanguinary one, and nothing but the indomitable courage of
our soldiers and the judicious management of Gen Corcoran and Col Spear
saved to us success.
The following is a list of the killed and wounded in the 130th regiment,
which went from this district:
Capt. Rowley P. Taylor, of Attica, killed by a shell.
Robert Van Valkenburgh, of Capt. Taylor's Company, killed by a
The following members of the same company were wounded: -
John Knox, shoulder, slightly;
Wm. B. Austin, shoulder;
Aaron Hanshaw, slightly, in the hand.
Hopkins Salisbury of Warsaw, Captain Knapp's Company, two gunshot
wounds, one in the right arm above the elbow, which it is feared has injured
the bone, and another through the calf of the right leg.
Co. A., Oliver Washburn and Charles m. Wood of Genesee Falls killed,
and Edward M. Jennings right forearm amputated;
George Harrington of Gainesville, left thigh, gunshot wound;
George N. Barrel of Gainesville, left knee, by fragment of a shell;
George C. Belden of Castile, slightly wounded in the lower jaw.
The above are all the causalities as noted, to members of the regiment
from this county. Adjt. Britton was wounded slightly.
transcribed & submitted by L.Schmidt, 11 February 2007.
Good evening: I need some help with the 1840 NY Census. where can I find the Town of Dale in this Census. I am looking for Lydia ( Sisson) Covell who died in 1850 and is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery. Her husband Seth Covell died in 1835 and is also buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Dale, (Genesee Co.) today Wyoming Co. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Richard
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