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I recently emailed inquiring about more information anyone might have about the George G Rose family and have recently discovered some new information. I am still searching for more information about George G and his family (still don't know parent's names). According to his Civil War pension file, he was born in Miny Corners, Wyoming County New York on May 17 1842. I cannot find information about a place called Miny Corners so I am hoping that someone out there has some information they would be willing to share with me that would either shed some light on George, or this place called Miny Corners. Any information would be much appreciated.
Thanks in Advance,
Subject: Meeting sponsored by Jewish Genealogical Society of Buffalo
"Lessons learned while researching an amazing
family history" is a presentation by Ferne Mittleman. Ferne is a
co-founder of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Buffalo and has been
doing professional genealogical research for many members of the
community. This interesting talk is about what Mrs. Mittleman learned
while working for a client whose ancestors went back to the
Sun, October 23 at 2:00 pm
The Jewish Community Center, Benderson Building, 2640 North Forest
Road, Getzville, NY
program is free and open to the public.
The obituary of Maria Morgan Wolcott depicts the very essence of what being a pioneer in Wethersfield Township in the early 18-teens was like and is therefore printed below from a clipping. The name of the newspaper is unknown.
"WOLCOTT---In Orangeville, at the residence of her son, Chauncey, Feb. 26, , Mrs. Maria Morgan Wolcott, aged 94 years.
Mrs. Wolcott was born [August 1788] in Wethersfield, Conn. She was the daughter of Stephen Morgan and on her mother's side was said to be related to the famous Ellen Douglas, the Scott's Lady of the Lake, and to Stephen A. Douglas, of more recent fame. In early life, Mrs. Wolcott was engaged in teaching, but was married in 1809 [9 February] to Daniel Wolcott, who came to western New York the following year to look up a new home, and located a claim of 150 acres in what was then a part of Sheldon, but which was afterwards named Wethersfield in memory of the old town in Connecticut from which the Wolcotts and Morgans came. In the spring of 1812 Mr. Wolcott brought his family consisting of his wife and two small children, Walter and Daniel, to western New York, traveling in the usual emigrant fashion. The family was left at Warsaw till Mr. Wolcott could begin a clearing in the dense forest, which then covered the Wethersfield tract. A log house was rolled up for a shelter, the floor consisting of halved logs, the roof of hemlock boughs at first, and afterwards of basswood bark, and the door being a blanket. The nights were made unmusical by the howling of wolves, who finally became so bold that Mr. Wolcott thought it necessary to have a safer door, so he brought a large board on his back from Col. Vary's saw mill at Varysburg, eight miles away, and made the first door, part of which is still preserved as a relic on the old homestead. Such was the pioneer home in which the family laid the foundation of its property. The log house was replaced in 1825 by the more commodious structure which still stands  at the well-known place, "The Poplars," where Mr. Chas. D. Wolcott resides.
It required women of spirit and hardihood to meet the experiences of those times. The War of 1812, the "Indian Scare," and other events threatened the homes of the settlers. There was no grain market this side of Albany and the resources of the pioneer were few. But the mental and moral strength, the industry, energy, and refinement of the mother created a home and impressed themselves upon the character of her children. One of her most marked traits was her love of flowers, which she cultivated in profusion.
Mrs. Wolcott, since the death of her husband, in 1859, lived with her various sons in the vicinity. She had ten children, of whom seven sons and one daughter are still living. There are seventy-nine of her descendants, including one great-great grandchild. Mrs. Wolcott was a Christian of strong and genuine faith, the principles of which were nobly illustrated by her life. She has left the mark of her influence upon the younger generation. She was a grand example of a type of womanhood to which Western New York owes much of its character and prosperity.
The services were conducted by the Rev. J. C. Lee, pastor of the Universalist Church in Wethersfield Springs, on Thursday last in the presence of a large number of sincere mourners."
For interest's sake her 10 children and their vital statistics are listed below. Much of the information came from the following book: Wolcott Genealogy, The Family of Henry Wolcott, One of the First Settlers of Windsor, Connecticut, by Chandler Wolcott, 1912, Rochester: Genesee Press, as well as other sources.
Children of Daniel and Maria (Morgan) Wolcott
1. Walter Franklin Wolcott (11 Nov 1809 Wethersfield, CT-11 September 1891 Wyoming County, New York). Married 1) Sybil Tyler and 2) Mrs. Eliza Huntley.
2. Daniel Morgan Wolcott (20 October 1811 Wethersfield, CT-1 July 1885 Wethersfield Township, Wyoming County, NY). Married 1)Mary Willard and 2) Lucinda G. Wells
3. Sarah Maria Wolcott (19 Nov 1813 Wethersfield Township, Wyoming (then Genesee) County, NY-24 October 1885 Wethersfield Springs, Wyoming County, NY. Married Captain Joseph Addison Chandler.
4. Lucius Wolcott (6 February 1816 Wethersfield Township, Wyoming (then Genesee) County, NY-15 July 1891 Monroe, Wisconsin. Married: Olive Chandler.
5. William Wolcott (29 March 1818 Wethersfield Township, Wyoming (then Genesee) County, NY-16 September 1870 Wyoming County, New York. Married: Cynthia Marilla Hatfield.
6. John Wolcott (4 September 1820 Wethersfield Township, Wyoming (then Genesee) County, NY-30 June 1888 Wyoming county, NY. Married: 1) Nancy Button and 2) Nancy Franklin
7. Chauncey Wolcott (4 January 1823 Wethersfield Township, Wyoming (then Genesee) County, NY-13 January 1904 Orangeville, Wyoming County, NY. Married: Lydia Durfee.
8. Chester Lucas Wolcott (14 August 1825 Wethersfield Township, Wyoming (then Genesee) County, NY-5 August 1892 Wyoming County, NY. Married: Eliza Durfee.
9. Mary Wolcott (28 March 1828-December 1833, both in Wethersfield Township, Wyoming County, New York.
10. Charles Douglas Wolcott (22 June 1830 Wethersfield, Wyoming (then Genesee) County, New York-2 November 1904 Wolcott Farm at Poplar Trees near Wethersfield Springs, Wyoming County, New York. Married: Sarah M. Merrill.
I am not directly related to the Wolcott family, but I have a marked interest in Cynthia Hatfield Wolcott, as she was a sister to my relative Elvira Hatfield (1829-1902) who married John Boddy in 1847. The John Boddy family farm was located a few miles east of Hermitage on which is now called Shaw Road. I am writing a book about the Boddy Family History and in so doing am deeply interested in the local history of Wethersfield Township.
Patricia "Patty" Boddy Tharp
Email: p_tharp(a)hotmail.com (note the underscore between p_tharp)