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Subject: New Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum Post

Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum

A new message, "MURPHY, YOUNGS," was posted by Ms. S. Doré on Sat, 12 Aug 2000


NAME: Ms. S. Doré


DATE: Aug 12 2000

QRYTEXT: NY State Birth Certificate info. Cortland, Co.

Certificate No. 06951
County of Cortland
Town of Homer, State of New York
Name of Child: Geraldine Elizabeth Murphy, Reg. No. 446
Date of Report: February 21, 1899
Name: Geraldine Elizabeth MURPHY
Sex: Female
Color: White
Date of Birth: February 21, 1899
Place of Birth: Homer, NY
Father's name: Edward MURPHY
Father's residence: Homer
Father's birthplace: Homer
Age: 25
Occupation: (blank)
Mother's name: Minnie Murphy
Name before marriage: Minnie YOUNGS
Residence: Homer
Mother's Birthplace: Cortland Co.
Age: 22
Number of previous children: one (1)
How many now living? two (2)

I would appreciate ANY information for Edward Murphy. I'd love to know who Edward and Minnie's parents were.

From: Robert Broady []
Subject: Smith and Colliar in Cortland County

Looking for information on a Norris Colliar who was orphaned and taken in by Horace Smith of Cortland County.

The following from "Biographical Review of residents of Broome Co., NY"

"The birthplace of Norris Colliar was in New York State, on the banks of the Hudson River, where he first saw the light in 1821. He was one of a family of six small children who, being early left without parents, were carried to the County House. From that place Norris was taken by Horace Smith, of Cortland County, who brought him up, and proved to be a kind and helpful benefactor.

In my research, I find a Horace Smith that resided in Willet, he is listed on the 1830, 1840, 1850 and 1860 census.

Any help on the above information will be greatly appreciated.
Darla "Collier" Broady

Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2000 8:06 PM
Subject: Re: Hall family of Cortland

Thanks for all of your thoughtful help. Yes, I had a typographical error and the correct date I'm looking for is 1868. I really appreciate your diligent work. I would love it if it could be posted to Cortland County.

Your Hall info is very interesting. My Edith was my father's grandmother. I only know that her mother was Pauline Hall. Unfortunately, her death certificate lists her father as "Unknown Schaaf".

Anyway, maybe some day I will find we are cousins :-)

Thanks for your help.

Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2000 6:10 AM
Subject: Early Cortland County Marriage Records

Could anyone tell me how I would find an Early Marriage Record, about 1828 for my ancestor Jacob Outman and Hepsibeth Hotchkiss? They were married in the town of Homer. Thank you.
M. Sue (Outman) Wells

Sent: Saturday, August 05, 2000 12:35 PM


Do you know Richard Rice? He and I both are descended from one Allen Rice who lived in Cortland County.

Check out the following:

Diane Roberts
Sent: Friday, August 04, 2000 10:48 AM

Subject: New Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum Post
Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum
A new message, "Graves - evacuation of Chazy 1812," was posted by James Graves on Wed, 02 Aug 2000 It is a response to "Graves family," posted by Meg Shearer on Wed, 19 Jan 2000

Surname: GRAVES
NAME: James Graves

QRYTEXT: Time time frame looks right, there was a Graves family that evacuated Chazy,Clinton co. NY during the war of 1812. I saw reference to this in an extract from one of "Bud Graves" books. He also mentioned Rueben, the extract may be posted on the Cortland Co web site of the roots project ( Good luck. I am trying to track Alpheus Graves, buried in Lansing, Thompkins Co. NY of about the same time period. Also have you check the Graves Family website, I have not found alot to my family yet, but it has a lot of info and pointers.

Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 11:36 AM

Subject: New Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum Post

Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum

A new message, "1825 Highway list for Virgil," was posted by Anna on Tue, 01 Aug 2000

Surname: Many names

NAME: Anna
DATE: Aug 01 2000

QRYTEXT: I have the entire list of Highway work assessed in the Town of Virgil for 1825. I do not have the other towns. This is quite a large list. It shows all males, age 16 and up , and the days they have been assigned for the care of the roads. What is so nice is that it is done in districts and show the neighbors. I do not believe many were exempt from this list. I will be glad to do lookups. It will only give the name of the person, days required in upkeep of road , and I can also do the neighbors ..

Subject: New Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum Post
Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum
A new message, "Turck- Cortland County," was posted by Penny Terk on Mon, 31 Jul 2000

Surname: Turk, Dibble, Eddy, Nichols

NAME: Penny Terk

QRYTEXT: I would like any information pertaining to the Henry Turck I found in Cortland County. He was listed in the Highland Cemetery in Lapeer. Any information on him would be greatly appreciated..

Sent: Monday, July 31, 2000 5:13 PM
Subject: Cortland

Steers, John was found in 1840 Homer, Cortland Co. census. I could not find him listed in the 1830 census, but have Bible given to him in 1829 inscribed as "to John Steers, from Aunt Clara, Homer, Cortland Co., NY 1829.
Would like more information if possible
Carol Childers at

Subject: cortland

Fuller - I am looking for any information on James Fuller. The 1930 census show a male 0-5 yrs old. This would be correct age for Alonson Fuller who moved to Calhoun County , Ill. and married in 1850. Only info. linking Alonson to Cortland County is tombstone and old stories of visiting old maid aunts in N.Y.

Sent: Friday, July 28, 2000 11:00 PM
Subject: New Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum Post

Surname: Holland
NAME: Terry Holland
DATE: Jul 28 2000

QRYTEXT: One of my relatives, Elihu Goodwin Holland, also attended the Homer Academy during that time frame. He is profiled in Goodwins "Cortland Co., NY and the Border Wars. If you get any info on the Academy, please let me know. Thanks.

Sent: Friday, July 28, 2000 10:57 PM
Subject: New Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum Post
Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum

Surname: Wheeler, Holland, Rogers

NAME: Terry Holland


DATE: Jul 28 2000

QRYTEXT: During the 1840's and early 1850's, I have letters that mention Dave and Almira Rogers. Apparently Almira was a Wheeler, who lived near the Holland family. The letters mention the mother, Jerusha Holland, staying with Dave and Almira. Son John later writes to brother Elihu G, the preacher/lecturer, that he may have left the family papers with Dave and Almira, for safe keeping, before descovering the "state of their meaning". I can look up the reference to the Wheelers, if any of this makes any sense. Any thought on the Holland family papers.



Subject: Terpening, Josiah Byram

Hope to find birth record of Josiah Byram Terpening. Was born in Virgil 12/13/1815 to parents Henry and Sarah Byram Terpening. Married Elizabeth O. Cronkhite 11/18/1837- probably NY records states.

From: C.J. Sheldon []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

Cortland Co. Surnames just sent.Cortland Co. was omitted Sorry.


From: C.J. Sheldon []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

ROOD, Andrew

ROOD, Susan Melisa [ROOD]

SMITH,Addison Vail

SMITH,Lloyd Addison

SMITH,Gladys Viola[-------]

SMITH,Hattie Louise [PERSONS]



Persons,Hattie Louise






Surname: Van Curen, Van Kuren, Van Kurin

NAME: Carol Esterhai


DATE: Jul 22 2000

QRYTEXT: Looking for any descendants of Gilbert Van Curen or Peter Van Curen who lived in Virgil in 1840. Peter married Philinda Pollard of Virgil. Some of Peter's family then moved to Allegany Co. before 1850..




Surname: Flander, Williams

NAME: Deanna Vosburgh Smith


DATE: Jul 21 2000

QRYTEXT: Simeon Flander(s) b. 8 Feb. 1827, bpt. 19 Feb. 1827 St. John's Reformed Church, St.Johnsville, Montgomery Co.NY,with sponsors John H. Flander and Margretha Jaugo,son of Jacob H. and Elizabeth Groff Flander. Simeon married 9 Sept. 1855 by Rev. Herrick, Town of Charleston, Mont. Co., to Satah Williams.

In 1860 the family resided in Minden, Mont. Co. They are gone by 1865. Sarah is probably the dau. of Daniel J. and Jane Dunlap Williams; born ca 1829 Mont.Co.[birth/bapt. rec. not found].

Simeon had an earlier wife, unknown, as when he and Sarah are in Minden 1860, the following children are with them: Martha 8 years old Alfred ae 7, Elizabeth ae 1, possibly Charles ae 13.

>From an unknown source, at this writing, I have the following information on Simeon and Sarah Williams Flander(s

Simeon b. ca 1912 Cortland, NY. Sarah died Cortlandville, NY no date known.


(1)Charles C. bd unk., d. 6 April 1930, m. Dec. 24__ at Mc Lean NY to Mary Edward who was still living in 1932 in Cortland,NY. Their children were Hazel, d. 1927? m. a Bush,

Grover who d. 1928 Cortland

Mabelle living in 1932 in Syracuse, NY, m. a Corwin

(2) Hattie C.

(3) Libbie D. b. 28 July 1857 W. Addison, Steuben Co., NY. m 1877 Nunica, Mich. George Horace Cooper. Res. Nunica. Several unknown children.

(4) Alvie

Need proof that this Sarah is the dau. of Daniel J. Williams of Montgomery Co. who disappears from the records of this county between 1855-1860..

Sent: Sunday, July 16, 2000 3:10 PM
Subject: Hempstead Family

I am trying to find further information on my 2nd great grandfather - James A. Hempstead. This is what I know about him : b-1845 d-1924 / is buried at Trinity-St Johns in Hewlett, Long Island New york / was married to Sarah A. Hopper / enlisted in the Union army 7/22/1863-7/27/1868 / his unit was the 89th New York Infantry Regiment, company D / my research shows that this company was recruited in Broome county, New York. I am trying to locate his parents names and place of birth. From what my family has told me, I believe that they might have come from New London CT area.

From: Dave and Ann Kearney []


Subject: [NYCORTLA] Daniel WALTER, Vermont>Cortland, NY.>Limestone, NY.

Hello Cortland Co. researchers, I am searching for the ancestors of my 4th

great grandfather-Daniel WALTER, b: abt. 1810 in Vermont. Daniel had at

least one daughter- Inez, who was my 3rd great grandmother, and was born in

Cortland, NY. She and her father are listed in the 1865 NY. State census

as residents of Carrollton (Limestone), Cattaraugus, Co., NY.

Inez was married to an Unknown BROOKS, and had 2 son's-William, b: 1849,

and Henry, b: 1851 in Limestone, NY. She then married an Albert HILL and

resided in Limestone, NY.

I would like to exchange info with anyone who would know more about these

WALTER & BROOKS ancestors.

Thank you!

Sincerely, Dave Kearney, Kane, PA.



From: Jane Holt []



James SMITH b. 1766 place unknown, m. 19 April 1791 Windham Co. VT to

Elizabeth JACOBS. Children born Windham Co and family moved to Cortland Co

NY around 1812. Elizabeth died 31 May 1816 buried near Preble. Need

parents of James. Was his mother the Mary Smith whose will was abstracted

in Tree Talk, Vol.9, No.3, September 1969, a resident of Homer, will proven

2 June 1810 and naming sons Jacob, James, John (deceased), Catharine, and


Jane Holt

Surname: Personius, Thompson, Sayman, Mayo

NAME: Neal Thompson
DATE: Jul 11 2000

QRYTEXT: Am looking for information on Julia Mericle/Marikle. She was also called Lucy. she was born about 1830 may be in Cortland Co. She married James Personius and lived in Caroline, Tompkins County NY in 1892 as I found them on the census for that yr. They had 9 children as follows:

Mary L
John James
Laura A.
Rachel Jeanie
William Frank

Need to find info on Julia and her parents and siblings

em at

Surname: Pike, Payson, Nichols, Morey

NAME: June Tuttle
DATE: Jul 08 2000

QRYTEXT: Henry Pike b. 1786 was in Solon, Ny, Cortland Co. in NYS Census of 1810. I am trying to connect Ensign, b. 1810, William b 1807,m. to Polly Morey, Theron m. to Orsella Tracey, Jesse b. 1800 m. to Dorothy Corwin, Milo, m. to Anna Johnson, Samuel m. to Sarah Nichols in 1816,and Joshua b 1787 they were all in and around Cortland , NY and I believe were descendants of Jarvis Pike b. 1763/65, son of Jarvis b. 1714.Any help would be appreciated. June.

From: Judith Boatman []
Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2000 12:27 PM
Subject: [NYCORTLA] Cortland Rural Cemetery

Many of my family are buried at Cortland Rural Cemetery, was in fact just out east last summer. Back-a time ago I guess it would be Cortland, Cortland Co., NY. But the expanding and growth of the area being so much since the cemetery began, technically speaking I guess it is in what is Cortlandville, once a quite small place, but not now true.

Most people I know who also know the area still refer to it as being in the city of Cortland. So what to do in case like that? Probably most people would recognize Cortland (city), but those not familiar who wish to find and or contact the sexton, may have problem looking in Cortland proper.

Many years ago, cemetery at edge of city of Cortland, used to have a little drive between several little towns in area, no longer true as many abut one another the same as in other places.

I guess the above is surely no answer as to what you should do. But Cortlandville is indeed where the cemetery lies within now.

Keep up the fantastic work Vicki and all of your helpers also !

Judith Mullally-Boatman


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Subject: New Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum Post

Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum

A new message, "Native American Link," was posted by Phyllis on Sat, 08

Jul 2000 It is a response to "Scouten Info Needed," posted by Cindi Taylor

on Thu, 11 May 2000

Surname: Scouten


NAME: Phyllis


DATE: Jul 08 2000

QRYTEXT: The story from my mother is that her mother, Mary Scouten (dob 01/18/1901), was born on the Onondaga Indian Reservation. I have written record that when she was nine, she was placed along with her brothers, Edward (dob 09/11/1900), Harry (dob 03/04/1903), and Charles(dob 07/14/1906) into the Children's Home in Cortland with the nearest living relative listed as John Scouten of Cortland on January 30, 1910. Mary Scouten was the daughter of Benjamin and Mabel Scouten.

I think that there is a link between Benjamin Scouten and Ruth - There is no birth certificate for my mother..



Subject: MILLER Families from Western NY; including Cortland Co, NY

Hi, Vicki,

I am looking for the parents of Marcus D. MILLER, b.

1809-1810. His parents moved from eastern NY to western NY in the early

1800's. His obituary, written by son, Kelly Marcus MILLER, tells us that

Marcus lived in Onondaga Co., NY. Since only heads of household names show

up in the Censuses for this time period, I am making an exhaustive study of

the various MILLERS from this area. This includes parts of Cayuga, Oswego

and CORTLAND CO, NY, that were taken from Onondaga. Eventually, I will be

sending a CD, which now contains over 1500 local MILLERS, to the Onondaga

Website. I've used Sierra's Generations 7.0 program and included

documentation from Family histories, The actual Census reports, Legal

documents, Cemetery Records, etc. If you are looking for a MILLER ancestor

from this area, please contact me, so I can make sure your MILLER is


I'm anxious to help others with this tough search. I hope to

eventually, find the village or town that Marcus lived in until 1835. There

is a family of MILLERS who lived in Cortland Co, NY, (Harford, Truxton area)

who have descendants with the same name; Marcus MILLER. This is the Erastus

MILLER; Daniel MILLER line. Are they related to my early Marcus? I decided,

after almost 5 years of searching, to study every MILLER family in the area

and Kathy Crowell suggested that I share it. Hopefully, this will help sort

out the confusing relationships between the NJ, MA, CT and Canadian MILLERS.

Sincerely, Judith Goodwin

From: Jerome Knapp []

Sent: Friday, July 07, 2000 1:07 PM



Subject: Butman's in Cortland County

Hi Connie

Sorry about the mix up about the age of Emiline Butman. She was 50 when

she died in 1885. I'm glad that I was able to give you a lead. To

answer your other questions. Taylor and Solon are in Cortland County and

so is Freetown which is only 4 or 5 miles away. I'm sorry but I don't

know the names of any researchers in Cortland County but I will send a

copy of this letter to Vicki Titus who set up the web site. Maybe she

can give you a name.

Karen Knapp


Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum

A new message, "Looking for Brother Born July 4, 1951-Adopted," was posted

by tabitha on Thu, 06 Jul 2000



NAME: tabitha


DATE: Jul 06 2000

QRYTEXT: Am looking for my oldest brother who was born in Buffalo, NY in Erie County, on the above date. He was placed with his adoptive parents, somewhere in New York State, at around the age of 15 months old. Prior to that he was in Foster Care. It's very possible that his adoptive family was from Cortland County. His adoptive parent were both Protestant and in their early 30's when they "received" my brother. His adoptive father was described as "active in the community", he was employed in an industry requiring "electronic skills". He was also of English/German descent. My brother's adoptive mother was a homemaker and of Irish/Germam descent. They were both high school graduates. They had no other children at the time they adopted my brother. No other children were ever adopted by the particular agency that handled my brother's adoption. My brother was born Stephen Miller. His name was changed by his adoptive parents. At this time I don't know what they named him or thei!

r names. If any of this sounds familiar please email me at: . Thanks!!!




From: Peggy M Kimbell []

Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2000 6:32 PM


Subject: [NYCORTLA] Stephen Hopkins and Mary Davis

Seeking confirmation of the offspring of Stephen Hopkins and Mary

Davis. They came to Cortland County, after their wedding in 1802 Rhode

Island. Stephen was the son of Oliver Hopkins and Susannah Bennett,

they also migrated to Cortland County and are buried in Lapeer

Cemetery. Seems like the whole family was in Cortland County for a

time. I believe that Stephen Hopkins and Mary Davis are the parents of

Stephen B. Hopkins, who was born 19 May 1810 NY, but no proof for years

on this.

Peggy Kimbell



From: Connie Beck []

Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2000 4:22 PM



William Fletcher Butman, b l848 in Freetown, Cortland Co., NY was m to

1- Mary Chrysler

2. Elvia Jane Eastman in l895. He d. in Taylor Co., IA.

Wm. Fletcher Butman was the son of :

John Turner Butman b l825 in Cooperstown, Otsego Co., NJ

who m. Orsina "Nancy" Grant, b 10 MAR 1829. They were m. Jan 31, 1847, and also had a daughter, Nancy who m. a VANDERBILT, and a son, Clarence. There may even have been more children.


John Turner Butman June 12, 1894 in Taylor, Cortland Co., NY

He was married a second time later in life to Amy Adelia Ripley

Who were John Turner Butman's parents? Were they buried in Cortland Co? Where were his bother, Clarence Butman, and his sister Nancy Vanderbilt, buried?


Orsina "Nancy" Grant was the dau of Miner Grant and Lucy "Ziba" Underwood.

Miner Grant was b 2 APR 1806 in E. Phasrsalia, NY and d. Dec. 10, 1893 in E. Freetown, NY. He m. Zibia Underwood April l0, 1828 inE. Pharsalia, NY.

Lucy "Ziba" Underwood was the dau of Vander Underwood and Jerusha Wood. She was b May l0, 1808 in Edmeston, NY (what county is that?) and d. July 20, 1887 in E. Pharsalia, NY

Miner and Lucy Underwood Grant's children were:

Orsina (above)

Philander Grant, b l830

Eliza Ann, b l832 ; m. William George Caldwell

Diana Grant, b l834; m. l. John Demster Ripley; 2. Gideon Mortimer Phelps

Leroy Grant, b l836 in Cincinatus, NY

Vander Minder Grant, b l839

Cyrus Grant, b l841

Jerusha Grant, b l844; m. James Abraham DORAN

Ruby Grant, b l847; m. Orrin BEACH

Please write me if you have information on any of these people or their descendants. I would love to make this family tree look more complete. Which cemetery are they all in? Anyone want to help?

Connie Beck

2765 130th St.

Lenox, IA 50851

Phone: 515 333 2537




From: Connie Beck []

Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2000 4:04 PM


Subject: [NYCORTLA] BUTMAN, b 1825; d. 1894 in Taylor, Cortland Co., NY

I wish I could find the parents of

John Turner Butman, b DEC 25, 1825 In Otsego Co., NY.

One relative long ago wondered if his father could have been a Joseph, but I don't know what they based that thought on.

John T. Butman m. Orsina Grant on Jan. 31, 1847.


I wonder if his mother could have been a TURNER. Someone once thought she was an Annie Turner, but I don't know what they based that on either.

John T. Butman d. June 12, l894 in Taylor, Cortland Co., NY

One of his sons was my gggf, William Fletcher Butman, b 3 Apr. l848 in Cooperstown, Cortland Co., NY. He also had a son named Clarence and a daughter named Nancy.

Do you think that a census of your county in l860 might tell where John's parents were born? Where could you look to find out his parents' names? A tombstone record for BUTMAN maybe?

Would the co. clerk list BUTMAN deaths in a card file? His parents had to be living there in l825 when he was born. Do you know of some sources that I might try?

I am desperate.... please help me! I really have to learn his parents names and their country of origin. Thank you so much.

Connie Beck

2765 130th ST.

Lenox, IA 50851

Phone: 515 333 2537



Surname: McDowell, Maydole, Madole, McDole

NAME: Carol McDowell Bartel


DATE: Jul 04 2000


Looking for decendants of Jacob Maydole and Robert McDowell and other decendants of George McDole/McDowell from Scotland and Catherina Segar of Kingston NY who settled around Cortland County. Alexander son of Robert was a lawyer in Lisle, had no children. Alexander Madole/McDowell, siblings Asa, Jacob and parents Jacob and Abigail Smith Maydole moved to Cohocton area of Steuben Co, NY. Robert's children Chris-John, Maria(e) and Eliza may have moved to Steuben also.




From: David Atkinson []

Sent: Monday, July 03, 2000 5:19 AM

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


Looking for the above with links to Parker Ave, Cortland NY


David Atkinson



Surname: Carruthers, Hill, Dickinson, Wallace


NAME: Virginia Goodrow


DATE: Jul 01 2000

QRYTEXT: I saw a marriage certificate dated 30 December 1886 with photos of Judson H HILL and Hannah CARRUTHERS both of McGrawville, New York, in my local antique shop. Witnesses were Sarah C. Hill and Elizabeth Carruthers and Edwin H. DICKINSON the Pastor of the Presbyterian Church. D.F. WALLACE was the Stationer. This framed bit of family history needs to be reunited with family or hometown.





Surname: HAMMOND


NAME: Sue Moran


QRYTEXT: Seeking any info on Titus D. HAMMOND, b. Tolland, CT 1761, served in Rev. War in CT Line, moved to Benton, Yates Co. abt. 1804, married 2nd wife Charity CHANDLER in Scipio, Cayuga Co, NY. Had son William with this wife and later died in HOMER, CORTLAND COUNTY, NY on 12 May 1846 per pension application of widow dated 9 March 1853. Witness to pension application hard to read but appears to be Mrs. Oreasho Hammond. Will gladly exchange information..



From: Connie Beck []

Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2000 3:34 PM

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname--BUTMAN

John Turner BUTMAN was b. 23 DEC 1825 in Cooperstown, Cortland Co., NY; d. 12 JUN 1894 in Cooperstown, and I believe he is buried at a McGraw Cemetery.

On Jan. 31, 1847, John Turner Butman m. Orsina "Nancy" Grant, dau. of Miner Grant and Lucy "Ziba" Underwood. Orsina or Nancy was b 10 MAR 1829 and d. 3 FEB 1876 in Cortland Co., NY.

Their children were:

William Fletcher Butman, b. 3 APR 1848, who m. (1) Mary Elizabeth Chrysler, b 30 SEP 1844. (2) Elvia Jane Eastman, my gggm.

Clarence Butman

Nancy Butman who m. a VANDERBILT

Does anyone have info on this family? Would anyone care to do a Cortland Co. lookup for me? I would love to know if John Turner Butman has an obituary and if it mentions his parents' names. Since he was b in Cortland Co., his parents had to be living there in 1825. Who were they? I think that he may have been from E. Freetown. Please, if you are from Cortland Co., NY, help me!




Subject: [NYCORTLA] Bruce research

I am searching for death info on my gr aunt and uncle. They lived in

Marathon, NY.

I have no idea when they may have died. My aunt, Bertha Bruce would have

died quite a few years ago. My uncle, Fount Bruce would have died within

the last 20-25 years ago.

I would really like to get the info and possibly get the obits for them.

I would appreciate any and all help.

Sandy H. Harrison


From: Louise Calaway []

Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 12:23 AM

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

Researching YOUNG and ROBBINS in Cortland County

Louise Calaway

640 Camillo

Sierra Madre, CA 91024



NAME: Helen Pratti


DATE: Jun 26 2000

QRYTEXT: William J. Tibbitts born abt. 1885 - married Helen Tuttle, had a daughter Margaret born 1909 in Delaware County. In 1927 William left for Cortland County, married and had two son. Sound familiar to anyone? Any suggestions on how I can locate family???? Thanks.





From: David and Dale Barnes []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


BARNES Dale & David Barnes

ROOD Dale & David Barnes

SKEELE Dale & David Barnes

Hi Vicki: I have been spending lot's of interesting hours

exploring the sites you manage and figured I had better

send you the surnames we are researching for the Cortland

County Surname List. Thanks.

Dale Barnes

this email address is correct, please make sure the lower case " L"

is there after the d. We have heard recently from some friends that a

dbarnes at is not a friendly person and sends them

unkind replies if they mistakenly send him a message. Thanks.

Dale�Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2000 2:56 PM

Subject: New Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum Post

Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum

A new message, "Cortland Chapin Indians," was posted by Mike Chapin on

Sat, 24 Jun 2000

Surname: Chapin


NAME: Mike Chapin


QRYTEXT: I am one of the Chapins in the U.S. who is descended from Native Americans in New York. My ancestor, Riley Monroe Chapin, was born in NY around 1810. He had a brother named Leonard. I am trying to find his parents. On another web site another Chapin descendent also mentioned Cortland County as where her Native American Chapin was born.

Any suggestions, I am at




From: Jane Holt []

Subject: Smiths in Cortland Co

James SMITH, Jr., and wife Elizabeth JACOBS moved to Cortland County NY

about 1812 from Windham County VT with children: Jonathan b. 1792; Arnold b.

1794; Nathaniel b. 1796; Susanna b. 1799; Spencer b. 1802; Riley C. b. 1803;

Van Rensselaer b. 1806; and William b. 1809. Sons Riley and Van Rensselaer

moved to Lucerne Co PA by the early 1830's and on to Knox County Illinois

soon after, along with father James. Need place and date of death for

Elizabeth (I have heard near Preble). Need parents of James.

Please respond to Jane Holt,


Surname: Miller, Hoffman, Pollis


NAME: Lynn Hoffman


DATE: Jun 20 2000

QRYTEXT: My husband had two great aunts and a great grandmother who supposedly lived in the Cortland area from perhaps the 1930's on, although we don't believe any of them were alive in 1963. We have been told the one aunts name was JoAnn (or maybe spelled Joan) Miller. We don't know if Miller was a married name. If she never married then her mother's name would have been Luella Miller. The aunt, we're told either raised or trained horses. The other aunt was named Ardis and her husband was supposedly a Warren Pollis. We have even soundexed the name Pollis and come up with a dead end. We would appreciate receiving any information conerning this family.





Surname: Oeftering, Biscoff, Keisling

NAME: Alaine Keisling


QRYTEXT: According to her 1972 obituary, my great great aunt, Nellie Oeftering Oliver was born in Marathon, NY on 24 July 1882. Her parents were August Oeftering and ?.

By 1888, Nellie & August were in Scranton, PA, where the widowed August married my widowed great great grandmother, Salomea (Selma) Biscoff Keisling on 3 Sept. According their marriage application, August's first unnamed wife died on 16 Nov 1884. I have not been able to find record of her death in PA, but do not know whether she died in Scranton, Marathon, or somewhere in between.

When I checked out the page on ordering Cortland Co birth & death information, I was happy to see that they started keeping records in 1882, but the site said that you should apply to the proper town clerk & there is both a town of Marathon & a village. Is there some way to tell to which I should apply?

In all of the papers I've found for Nellie, she lists Selma as her mother, which makes sense when she probably had no memory of her birth mother, but I would be interested in finding out the woman's name and, if possible, where she & Gus came from in Germany, etc. Also if they left any relatives that I don't know of back in Cortland Co when they moved to PA.

Thanks for any help, suggestions, etc...,





Surname: Greenman

NAME: Charlotte Keen



Who in the Greenman line are you looking for?

Maybe, I can help.

E-Mail direct if you like.







From: Bailey Francis []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

LASUER Town of Homer

Bailey Francis

bfran02@learnlink.emory.eduSent: Friday, June 16, 2000 6:26 PM

Subject: New Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum Post

Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum

Surname: tuttle, wayman


NAME: becky


DATE: Jun 16 2000

QRYTEXT: i cant find any info on these people they are my great granparents my mom told me they had 14 kids but only know one of their names and that is elenaor ellen tuttle born in

1906 george supposely died when she was 6 monthes old thanks for the help.




Subject: [NYCORTLA] Bowers in Cortland County



I am looking for anyone who is connected to any Bowers Family that lived


Cortland County, New York.

In my Bowers Family I have a George Bowers who was born November 8, 1795

in Homer, New York, Cortland County. I found an article on George and it


his fathers name was Samuel Bowers. I believe the family moved to

Pennsylvania. Then my George Bowers was in Licking County, Ohio and he

married a Catherine Gantz. Then they moved to Henry County, Ohio where


settled and raised their family. If anyone has a George Bowers who is a

son of

Samuel Bowers with the same birthdate, I would like to hear from you.





Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 8:06 AM

Subject: Cortland County



Subject: Cortland County



Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 8:07 AM

Subject: Cortland County



Subject: New Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum Post

Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum

A new message, "SMITH," was posted by L Smiley on Sun, 11 Jun 2000



NAME: L Smiley


QRYTEXT: I am looking for information on the mother of Minnie Jane SMITH born 1/22/1875 in Lincklean, NY to Dewitt (or Dwight) SMITH. She was married in 1902 to Eugene LEWIS in Taylor, NY and died on 3/30/1949 in Homer, NY and is buried in Preble Cemetary. Any information is appreciated..


Subject: New Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum Post

Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum

A new message, "Coles in Cortland Co," was posted by Constance Peterson

Surname: Cole, McNish


NAME: Constance Peterson


QRYTEXT: John and Azor COLE of Homer, Cortland Co. Does anyone have any info on these two men or their father, Azor COLE? Their father served in the Revolutionary War. John served in the War of 1812. He married Betsy McNish and raised a large family of whom two sons were named William Alburtis COLE (b. 1832 Cortland Co.) and James H. COLE (b. 1834) who both died in Sharon Center, Potter Co., PA, and two sons, Harrison De Loss COLE and Azor Leroy COLE who were both still living in Cortland Co. in 1885. Any information about these men or Betsy McNish and her family would be most appreciated. Both the names John and Azor appear as heads of households in the 1820 census for Homer, as does the name John McNeash..




From: Kathleen Teague []

Please add my surnames I am researching:


From: Amy Dempsey []

Sent: Friday, June 09, 2000 4:47 PM

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


From: Nancy Reeves []

Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2000 8:01 PM

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

I am researching the families of Ezekiel Kent, his son Ashley Joseph

Kent whom moved to Wisc. about 1868. Ezekiel was from West Springfield

MA. Also the family of Philander Stone. He at died at Gettysburg.

Nancy c. Reeves Raleigh, N. C. email


Subject: Cortland County - Truxton area Surname circa 1830


Louis G. Marks

Email Address:


Subject: Cortland County Surnames

Hi Vicki,

Please add the surnames of:



to the surname list for Cortland County.


Richard Kearns

From: Billy Taylor []

WHEELER'S in Cortland Co. NY.

Looking for the family of Almina(Almira,Elmira)Wheeler b:1832 in Cortland

Co. From what I have found she moved to ILL where she met and married a

Jewett. Have been told she was Indian but since I have found nothing on

this family I can not say it is true. Is there any info out there on her.

Thanks Lorie

--- Billy Taylor


--- EarthLink: It's your Internet.

From: Chris Andersen []



I am researching the above surnames in Cortland Co., NY. Please

add these to your surname list. My e-mail address is:

Thank you,

Teri Andersen

From: Roger Cole []

Searching for Brooks family: Orin and his daughter, Mary H.


From: Karen []

Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2000 1:10 AM

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


Charles H. OLIVER b. 31 Mar 1856 d. 4 Apr 1927 Akron, OH

Charles is listed in the: 1875 Homer,Cortland County, New York


1880 Homer,Cortland County,

New York Census

1892 Homer,Cortland County,

New York Census

1904 Homer Directory

Blanche UNKNOWN b. 1868 unknown, unknown

Blanche is listed in the: 1892 Homer,Cortland County, New York


Lewis A. OLIVER b. 1886, Homer, New York d. 1955 Fremont, OH

Lewis is listed in the:1892 Homer,Cortland County, New York Census

Raymond OLIVER b. 1893, Homer, New York

Who is Blanche? My Dad thought her name was Anna (possibly Blanche's middle

name?) Blanche's maiden name was also thought to be Skamahorn/Schermerhorn

but I have found no connection to any SCHERMERHORN. This family later moved

to Lima, OH and then Toledo, OH (possibly where Blanche died). Other

OLIVER's in the1892 Homer Census are:

Duane OLIVER age 35

Joise B. OLIVER age 32

S. Pearl OLIVER age 14 months

Wilson OLIVER age 42

Mary J. OLIVER age 37

Ina May OLIVER age 10

Sarah Grace OLIVER age 6

Millie Edson OLIVER age 16 months

Are these OLIVER's connected to my OLIVER's in Homer, NY?

I'm at a brick wall...any connections out there?

Karen Kent

Henderson, NV

From: ebasha1 []

Sent: Friday, June 02, 2000 4:35 PM

To: Vicki Titus

Subject: Re: Cortland Co NY Surname

Hi Vicki

I am Eileen (Bashak)

----- Original Message -----



From: Eileen Bashak []

Sent: Friday, June 02, 2000 9:37 AM

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname







NAME: Karolyn Roberts


DATE: May 31 2000

QRYTEXT: My site of Vinings is at:

I have added your information of Cortland Co. Vinings and you can see what I have. This will give you a broader picture as well as others..






NAME: David C. Crankshaw


QRYTEXT: I have been interested in any VINING in Cortland County. Our line begins with Thomas Philo Vining, who died 15 Oct. 1851 in Taylor, and was buried in Potter Hill Cemetery, town of Taylor, with his wife Nancy. Had 8 children: Cynthia (Mrs. John Potter; John; Laura (Mrs. Phylander Potter; Lucinda; Eveline (Mrs. Howard Henry); Julia (Mrs. Hiram Henry--our line--buried by her parents); Charles; and Chauncey.

Of the Vining children, Charles had 6 children named Vining in Cincinnatus: Nancy (Mrs. Wm. Parker); Benjamin L.; John; George; & Jenny. His son, Benjamin L. Vining, 1862-1933, had 8 children: Hazel (Mrs. Clifford Parker); Nellie (Mrs. Frank Parker); Steven; Benjamin; Frank; Albert; and Edward. Of the children, his son, Albert, 1901-1966 had 4 children.

I do have a fair amount of detail, including obituaries, and a book, The Vinings in America by Mrs. Barnes, which traces Thomas Philo Vining's ancestry to: Abijah5, Samuel4, Samuel3, John2, Robert1, of Wincanton, Somerset, England.

Dave C.




NAME: Karolyn Roberts


DATE: May 30 2000

QRYTEXT: I would like to know the names of the Vinings you have in Cortland Co. and dates or whose children?

Thank you, Karolyn.




From: robert potter [pottercole@PRODIGY.NET]

The following are among the pedigree of my wife who lived and or died in Cortland:

Azor Leroy Cole --no dates or spouse nor pedigree, but would have been born @1846

William Randall Cole-- died 1943, son of Azor, married to Lillian Belle Smith--died 1917, daughter of Ferdinand DentonSmith

Ferdinand Denton Smith-- we have his obituary with birth, marriage, and death, which is great!

Jenny Kennedy Valentine, Ferdinand's wife, who we also have her obituary which is wonderful but no parent names

Margaret Cole b. April 20, 1900 in Cortalnd and died in 1933 in Courtland and her marriage announcement to Henry Bliss Blythe

My wife's mother, Mildred Frances Blythe born in Cortland on September 18, 1927, and married in St Mary's , 6/14/50.


Bobby and Betsy Potter Jaffrey, NH 03452



CAMPBELL and TENNANT. Please list me as researching these surnames in Cortland county New York

Marvin Randall



Cortland Co. NY Queries Forum

A new message, "Mericle," was posted by Bill Grummons

It is a response to "Mericle of New York," posted by Elsie Kodweis on


Surname: Michel Mericle, Emily Grummond


NAME: Bill Grummons


DATE: May 30 2000

QRYTEXT: I have mention of quite a few Mericle's in Cortland County. I would like to learn the parents of Michel Mericle born in 1818. He married Emily Grummond, daughter of Nataniel and Lydia WENTWORTH Grummond of German, Chenango County, NY. I have a picture of Michel's tombstone from behind the church at Pitcher, as well as two of their children. Milford D. Mericle who was 13 years old on June 3, 1860 at the time of his death. The other son was Henry C. Mericle also died in childhood, I believe in 1880, I could not read the full date. Any help is welcomed. I have but one mention of a Lydia Maricle [sic]. She was the daughter of John and Catherine Maricle [sic] who died on Oct. 9, 1848 aged 11 years, 10 mo. John's father was also called Michael and he died on Oct. 16, 1833, at age 80. These last Maricle's are intered either in Lower Cincinnatus, or Marathon, Cortland County, NY.






NAME: Elsie Kodweis


DATE: May 29 2000

QRYTEXT: Cortland County Lydia Mericle born 1849 Sister of Calvin Mericle born 1854 buried Mills Cemetary, Mills Pa. Wife Mary Barber Mericle born 14 Jun 1856 died 23 Jul 1928 buried Mills Cemetary, Mills Pa..



NAME: Ethel Gaspar


DATE: May 29 2000

QRYTEXT: Am looking for my grgrgrandmother, Mary Gallagher, born RI 1850 or 51. Father was Wm Gallagher. All I have is her marriage certificate 1868 in IL stating that her father, Wm who lived in NY state gave authority to a David Murphy to give permission for her to marry. She had one son 1869 and is on 1870 IL census. By 1880 census she no longer lives there but son (11yo) does. Later found out that the son was raised by one of his aunts and that Mary died (not sure where) early on and was buried back east. Maybe NY? Back then could they ship a body from IL to NY? Maybe she died in NY and husband brought son back to IL before 1880 census. What a mystery! Can anyone help? Thanks.




I am researching William H. Randall b. 6-8-1806 d. 6-9-1869 m. Betsy Mary

Finn 10-5-1847. Parents were Henry L. and Rachael Randall.

Verna Odena

From: Marcia Watkins []

Subject: Re: Parker Query


This is my query that I would like to have posted.

Seeking info about the parents of ISAAC WILSON PARKER. I saw an ISAAC

PARKER in the 1800 Newton Twp. listing and thought maybe this might be his

father (all we know about him is his name might be WILSON PARKER born around

1787 in the Cortland Co. area (wife unknown). My GG Grandfather - ISAAC

WILSON PARKER was born abt 1810 (according to family lore) and married

SUSAN LUDLOW in Sept. 1837 - place unknown. SUSAN died Feb 1, 1862 and is

supposedly buried in Clarks Corner Cemetery in Cortland Co., NY They had

at least one son, ISAAC WILSON PARKER II (my G Grandfather) born April 8,

1849 Lapeer, Cortland Co., NY and married a MARY MARIE TILLINGHAST in either

Cortland Co. or Herkimer Co.on April 22, 1874. ISAAC AND MARY MARIE left

New York and where in Columbus, OH in 1875 where my grandfather Elbert

Wilson Parker was born on Aug. 25, 1875. Send any info to Marcia Watkins at Thank you.

From: Thomas McDonald []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


I am trying to find siblings and parents of Silas Polley b. Cortland Co. 1837. He moved to Michgan as a young man, then to Illinois where he enlisted in the Union Army in 1861. He settled in Freeport, IL after the War. His descendants live mostly in the Chicago area. Please contact Barbara J. McDonald at or 606-331-2841.




Reuben Bronson 1796-1847 married Eliza Terrill and lived in Cuyler and Truxton. Their children were Asher, Carolina Blowers, Polly French, Eliza A. Culver and Harriet Wilcox accord to his will in 1847. Reuben and Eliza are buried in Cuyler, where there are a number of Culver graves. Anyone with information on the descendants of the above, I am willing to share.

Sharon in NY


Subject: Cortland Co. query

I am looking for information on the Stedman (Steadman) family of Cortland Co.. According to the Homer 1820 census on-line, there were 4 Stedmans listed: Justus, Oliver, Joshua and Willis. My gr-grandmother, Catherine Steadman was born in Cortland Co. (exact date unknown) @ 1836. Her family must have moved to Tioga Co., PA as she lived in that locale w/ her husband, Ebenezer Cady & family by 1855. She may have had a brother named, Wellington Steadman who married Ebenezer's sister, Philinder Cady. Any info on the Stedman (Steadman) of Cortland Co. would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail me.

From: Maria Johnson []

Subject: Cortland Co.

Looking for Job DAVIS (1805-1869) probably born in Chenango Co. and Job Greene DAVIS, b.1782 in Rensselaer Co. Maybe tied to Orson DAVIS of Cortland Co. Also interested in contacting someone with knowledge of Emma BOYNTON, Eunice or H. DICKINSON, or Elisabeth MAXSON. Please contact me if you know anything that might make things more clear.

M. Davis-Johnson

Yuma, AZ

From: Ann Allison []

Subject: Cortland Co. Query


Joab Roberts b. ca 1790 in Otsego Co. NY, m. Clarissa (unknown) b. ca 1788 in Conn. Joab and Clarissa appear in the 1825 Census in Willett, Cortland Co. They appear in the 1850 and 1855 Census in Owego, Tioga Co. Clarissa died in 1860. One known son, James b. ca 1829 in Cortland Co. m. Sarah Ann Mead in Tioga Co. Seeking info on parents/siblings of Joab and Clarissa, and other children. Thanks!

Ann Allison

From: Thomas McDonald []

Subject: Cortland query

I am looking for siblings, parents, or any other relatives of Silas Polley b. 1837 Cortland Co. Moved to IL, served in Union Army 1861-1865, settled in Freeport,IL after the War. Married Louisa Pope, also from NY, during a furlough. Three children, Frank, Hattie (Gunderson) and Charlie or John. Frank's descendants live in the Chicago area. Silas died 1890 in Freeport. Frank visited relatives in the Lake Skaneateles area around 1940 with his granddaughter. Family lore has it Silas had seven brothers or uncles and ancestors who served in the Revolutionary War. Would appreciate any help or suggestions on where to look.

Barbara McDonald

From: Thomas McDonald []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


I am trying to find siblings and parents of my 2G grandfather, Silas Polley who was born in Cortland Co. ca. 1837. He moved to IL, but his son Frank visited relatives in the Skaneateles area around 1940, so I have hopes there are still relatives there.

Barbara McDonald

From: Sharril Wheeler []

Subject: Cortland County Queries

Looking for information on Elias Mason born in Cortland County in 1803 to Elijah Mason and Elizabeth Gravath. Thanks



Neil Wheeler


Subject: Cortland Co. Surnames





Subject: Cortland Co. Queries


Seeking information about Samuel Barnum and his son, Samuel Benedict Barnum, aka Benedick Barnum. They are both listed in the Cortland Co. 1835 census in Town of Virgil, Bk 2 pt 1. Samuel Benedict Barnum married Polly REYNOLDS. Is she the daughter of Benjamin Reynolds, listed in census immediately after Samuel and Benedick Barnum? Any information on either family would be greatly appreciated.

Heather Ebert


Subject: Cortland Co. Queries


Seeking any information about family of Benjamin REYNOLDS, head of household, found in Cortland Co., Town of Virgil census in 1825 and 1835.

Heather Ebert


From: kenneth c whitmore []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


I am looking for any whitmores that might have been in cortland county in 1810 or before.



From: Lawrence Brokish []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

Do you have any information on John Leo who was a lawyer in Cortland and became a major in the Civil War and died in camp at the age of 35 of pneumonia?

Thank you,

Virginia Brokish

From: Tamaris A Dolton []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


From: Jeremy Landers []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

Surname: Safford

Marty Landers -


NAME: Peggy Fairchild Bartling


Surname: Fairchild, Pomeroy

QRYTEXT: John(6) Fairchild (Jonathan 5, Thomas 4, Jonthan 3, Samuel 2, Thomas 1) b. 1802 or 16 Jan 1807 NY. d. 3 Feb 1867 Heart Prairie, WI. m. (3) Tryphene (Pomeroy)Lewis 1845. b. 28 June 1815 Homer NY. She m (1) William Rice Lewis 1833; she d. 24 Nov 1901 Woodruff, UT.

Children: b. Conewango, Cattaruagus Co., NY.

1. Polly Tryphena b. 11 Dec 1846 m Morris Jackson Snedaker 15 Feb 1862.

2. John Anthony b. 20 June 1848 m Augusta J. Barker(?Parker)

John went to WI. without Tryphena in 1851-52, she lived with her father until going to Utah in 1859.

This is from Early Fairchilds in America by Jean Fairchild Gilmore, there is a picture of Tryphena in the book.






Surname: Pomeroy, Fairchild

QRYTEXT: Seeking more info about my grgr grandmother, Tryphene(a) Pomeroy, b.21 Jun, 1915, Homer, Cortland, NY, f. Charles Pomeroy, m., Polly Thresher (or Threesher).


Subject: Cortland Co., NY query

Amos DAVIS marr. Anna Rogers PUTNAM in 1823 in Truxton, Cortland Co. I believe Amos was from Bennington, VT and born in Ware, MA. Need names of his parents, they may have stayed in Bennington, and wonder how he was related to the other DAVISES in Cortland Co. Anna's parents were Phillip and Anna BROWN PUTNAM. Amos and Anna had a son Eugene in Truxton in 1826 and then moved to Oakland Co., MI. Any help with these families will be very much appreciated and I will gladly share info.

Carol Harrison


From: PatC []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname



From: PatC []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname





NAME: E Berlinski


Surname: John Bowne, Sarah Owen

DATE: Jul 18 1999



QRYTEXT: Need information on parents of John Bowne, b. 14 Jan 1796 in NY, m. in Cortland, NY, d. 19 May 1861 Barry Co., MI. m. Sarah Pride Owen b. Mar 1801 Homer, Cortland Co., NY

From: Timothy Jones []

Subject: Query Cortland Co., NY LANDON and JUDD family

David LANDON born 6 Apr 1762 VT died 26 Dec 1845 NY David wed @1790 Abigail JUDD born 31 Mar 1768 died 11 Aug 1838 Cortland, Solon, NY. The family bible we have of them list children as Anna LANDON born 1 July 1791 wed Amos Bolster, Chloe LANDON born 21 Oct 1793 wed Elijuh BOLSTER, Milow LANDON born 15 Feb 1796 died 1 Nov 1872 wife Marie, Miron LANDON born 8 May 1798, Lucinda LANDON born 5 Aug 1800, Ida LANDON born 8 Oct 1802 wed David INGERSOLL, Abi LANDON born 22 Nov 1804 wed Charles FRINK, Ruth J. LANDON born 12 Aug 1806 wed Jeremy PIERCE and Lewis THAYER, and William Alfred LANDON born 2 Oct 1811 wed Sept 1832 Betsy Elizabeth BARRETT. William and Betsy wer my great great grandparents. Any help would be appreciated.


Subject: Cortland


CSCHERMER@AOL.COM...................C. Schermerhorn


CSCHERMER@AOL.COM...................C. Schermerhorn

From: Jerry Palmer []

Subject: Cortland PALMER - Researching the Palmer lines of Cortland Co. Need parents of Henry and Roxanne Faulkner Palmer, Henry b. 1810, lived Solon area until he moved to Delaware Co. about 1845. Have information on my line forward. Also does anyone know the descendants of Adam Palmer, shown in the 1820 Harrison (Marathon) census.

Jeremiah Palmer

From: Jerry Palmer []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


I have been researching the PALMER family from Cortland Co. There are actually two lines, Henry M. Palmer lived at Solon for years before moving to Delaware Co. Also some of the descendants of Solomon Palmer of Van Cortlandt Manor settled in McGraw area. Among many others these are John, Elijah and his family and descendants. Please include my name in the Cortland Co. Surnames.


Jeremiah Palmer

From: Wright.Mark []


Looking for any information on John Stanbro, born 1758 fought in the Revolutionary war. Lived in Homer, Cortland Co.

From: Mike Ballard []

Subject: cortland co. queries


I'm looking for information on the Ballard family of Harford,Cortland County. Starting with Henry Sr. b. 1742 in Ireland and supposidly ran a sawmill in Cannan near Harford. He died in 1851 and is buried in Harford. His children were: Henry Jr., Jane(Deyo), John Clark, Joseph Clark, Margaret(Neely), William H., Seymour, Elihu, Horatio, Rebecca, and Richard.

Mike Ballard

From: J C Stone []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname Stone

Seek info on Giles Stone (b. 1840-41) Cortland Co. NY. Moved to Pa. around 1860 and was a member of the 2nd Pa. Calvary during war. Moved to Adrain ,NY after war married Carrie Buck and had a son Nelson in 1871.

From: Cheryl & Brent W. Chandler []

Subject: Wood families - Links to the Cortland Co. Queries


Looking for info on siblings and parents of Wood, b. about 1830. I would like to find the Wood families in Cuyler & Truxton, New York.....would you help me find them... I believed that Wood parents had three children...

Generation one:

1. Chester Arthur Wood, d. 1927, Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. He was married to Elizabeth?

2. Joseph Wood

3. Mary B. Wood, b. 9/1865, Truxton, Cortland Co. NY. d. 1923. She was buried in Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. She was married to William L. Blanchard, b. 11/1860. d. 11/15/1904, Cortlandville, Cortland Co., NY. He was buried in Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. They had three children.

Generations 2:

Chester Arthur Wood, d. 1927, Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. He was married Elizabeth? Their son, Chester Arthur Wood, b. Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. d. 1915, Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. He was buried in Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. He was married to Mabel Baker, b. 1887, Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. d. 6/1962, Chemung, Chemung Co., NY. She was buried in Chemung Cemetary, Chemung, Chemung Co., NY. Her parents: Henry and Harriett Baker. Their three children:

1. Pearl Wood, b. 5/13/1906, Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. d. 6/26/1933.

2. Chester Arthur Wood, b. 8/21/1908, Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. d.

10/15/1988, Chemung, Chemung Co., NY. He was married on 7/1/1926 Marguarite Isabelle Decker, b. 1-9-1905, Cheumung, Chemung Co., NY. d. 8/22/1986, Waverly, Tioga Co., NY. They had four children.

3. Marguarite Irene Wood, b. 2/17/1911, Cuyler, Cortland Co., NY. d. 8/3/1993, Rock Stream, Yates Co., NY

Let me know about the families so send me e-mail.

Our e-mail address:


Cheryl Chandler



From: Suzanne Campbell []


I looked for a place to post a query but could not find one. I am doing research on Henry McKavett of Truxton, NY. He was killed in the Battle of Monteray during the Mexican War. I believe that his father is Alexander McKavett.

I am at a university near Fort McKavett, a frontier fort in West Texas named for Henry McKavett. We have almost no information on this person. The Fort and the University would like to have any information we can find on him.

Thanks for your help,

Suzanne Campbell

West TExas Collection

Suzanne Campbell

West Texas Collection

(915) 942-2164

From: Mike Ballard []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


submitted by Mike Ballard


NAME: Deborah Ferris

DATE: Jul 04 1999

QRYTEXT: My grandmother was Beatrice Sherwood from Cortland Co., NY.

Her parents were Albertus and Ella (Munson) Sherwood from McDonough, NY. Do you have any of these names in your records? Thank you..


From: The Picard Family []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


Ellen Picard

From: The Picard Family []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


From: Robin Moczulski []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

I was born at Cortland Memorial Hospital and lived at Greenbush in Cortland. I have been unable to find anything under my father's surname, STRENO (Stephen James) and my grandfather's, LAKE (Edgar S.). any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

My father, Stephen James Streno, was born on June 17, 1920 and died August 12, 1985 in Onondaga County. I was hoping on being able to find my half sister. It is my understanding that he was married to a Katherine before he married Rosemary Angona. On Edgar S. Lake (my great-grandfather). His daughter, Louise "lena" Badgley was born on November 18, 1913 in Canastota, NY. I had heard that there were places where you could look under one name and find out all the births and marriages of that person. Is this true?

Robin Moczulski







NAME: darlene


SURNAMES: Stephen Sherwood or Stratton Sherwood

QRYTEXT: Does anyone have any info about Stephen Sherwood, born in Solon, NY 1822?

Stratton Sherwood who married Barbara Barnard?

If so, please contact me asap. Thanks!!!



From: Jerry Palmer []

Subject: Cortland

Palmer - Would like to find parents and other family for Henry M. Palmer born abt. 1809, lived at Solon, married Roxanne (Roxey) Faulkner of Delaware Co., and moved to Meredith Hollow (Meridale) where he died June 18, 1847. Would Adam Palmer of Cortland Co. be a relative?

Have most of his descendants.

Jeremiah (Jerry) Palmer

Raleigh, NC

From: Daniel Holleran []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

Hello, I'm researching the surname HEFFRON, and I've found some reference to Cortland Co. and the surrounding western counties. Wondering what you may have. Thanks.


From: Carol Jeffries []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname



From: Timothy Jones []

Subject: Cortland, NY query LANDON BARRETT JUDD

I have the a page from the bible of my ancestor David Landon bprn 6 Apr 1762 VT died 26 Dec 1845. Wed Abigail JUDD born 31 Mar 1768 died 11 Aug 1838 Cortland, Solon, NY. Children listed Anna LANDON 1 July 1791 wed 1 July 1812 Amos Bolster, Chloe LANDON 21 Oct 1793 wed 1 Nov 1812 Elijuh BOLSTER, Milow Landon 15 Feb 1796 died 1 Nov 1872 wed Marie ?, Miron LANDON 8 May 1798, Lucinda LANDON 4 Aug 1800, Ida LANDON 8 Oct 1802 wed May 1826 David INGERSOLL, Abi LANDON 22 Nov 1804 wed 4 July 1827 Charles T. FRINK, Ruth J. LANDON 12 Aug 1806 wed Sept 1829 Jeremy PIERCE, and WILLIAM ALFRED LANDON 2 Oct 1811 Cortland, NY wed Sept 1832 Elizabeth (Betsy/Betty) BARRETT. William and Elizabeth moved to Warren Co., IL. Any help would be appreciated.

From: John and Donna Cole []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


Seeking information about Johnson Story, son of Benajah Story who moved to Cortland County NY from Bennington Vermont, sometime between 1800 and 1820. Johnson was born in 1775, I believe he may have accompanied his parents when they moved to Cortland County. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Donna Cole


Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


Looking for any information on an Albert Seymour who was born approx. 1865 and died 4/1/1929 in Virgil NY. His father was Lewis Seymour & mother Diadoma. They lived in Kattleville.

Thank You

Joyce Seymour Newkirk

From: sharron mongeau []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

RUSSELL, Franklin Delano Born Courtland Co. April 1,1847; Married Delilah Patience Victoria Young Born Courtland Co. Nov. 5,1837 . My E-Mail Is

From: The Pendleton's []

Subject: Cortland

My name is Neil Hayes Pendleton and I am researching Pendleton

From: Al, Lisa, Matt, Michelle, or Luke []

Subject: Cortland Query


I am searching for information on ANSON BROWN. The death certificate of FAYETTE ANSON BROWN, shows his father as ANSON BROWN, born in Cortland, NY. As Anson married ELENORA (Myra) BLACK in 1840 in Ohio, I am estimating Anson's date of birth as around 1820. Any help is appreciated.

Lisa Brown Munsick


From: Al, Lisa, Matt, Michelle, or Luke []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

BROWN Lisa Brown Munsick



Subject: Cortland genealogy

Dear Vicki,

I hope I am e-mailing the right person. I would like to place a query regarding Cortland county, NY.


Am researching a CHARLES DIBBLE who married Lovina (maiden name unknown). Lovina was born abt. 1823 in Cortland county. She and Charles had five children: Amelia A.; Mary (b. about 1843/44); Charles H. (b. 1845 in Norwich, Chenango co.); Sarah E. (b. 28 Feb. 1848); Bertha A. (b. abt. 1841; died. 1863). Lovina married a Daniel H. Greene and resided in Chenango County until her death 8 Sept. 1886. I am trying to find: Charles' and Lovina's parents and siblings; what happened to the children Amelia, Mary, and Sarah? Any help or direction would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Rea Ann (Dibble) Trotter

From: Jim Ferguson []

Subject: Cortland Co. Surname


I am looking for anything on a John Hammond d.1843 in Marathon. John was married to Phebe Hammond date of her death unknown.

Jim Ferguson

Belanger, Inc

Northville, MI 48167

(248) 349-7010 ex.470


From: Dave Goldthorpe []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

WINCHESTER & BRIDGE, researching Sereno Bridge Winchester b: 02 June 1853 Cortland Co. New York. Mothers maiden name possibly Bridge. Joyce Goldthorpe


From: irish690 []

Subject: Cortland Query

I am searching for information about my gr grandfather and his brother, it is very possible that they are from Cortland Co. They are.....Alanson W. Barnes, born NY 16 May 1834, his brother was Edwin W. Barnes, born 1830-1833 also NY state. Both parents born NY. The family was possibly Welsh. No sign of either brother till 1880 Steele Co MN census. Any info appreciated!

Gena Gates Lally

Mesa AZ


Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

Joyner, late 1800's.

Peggy Bartling


Subject: Cortland County Query


Seeking information about Ted MUNSON and family from Cortland County. Ted's father's name was Ned MUNSON (mother's name unknown) - he married my great aunt Mabel GARDNER and had two children: Lyman and Marcilene (Marcie). Mabel later remarried to man named Melvin MOSHER, then to Robert (Bob) FINTON (from Cayuga County). Would very much like to obtain information about above individuals from anyone with knowledge of or information about the MUNSON family from Cortland &/or Tompkins Counties.

Kem Hart, Portsmouth VA



From: Lisa and Roger Howland []

Subject: Archibald Benedict of Cortland

Archibald Benedict married Maria Willsey sometime before 1880 is suspect. Maria was the eldest daughter of Harriet-Amanda Howland and William Willsey of Tompkins county. I am tracing the Howland line both up and down and would like to contact and descendants of Archibald Benedict and Maria.

Roger Howland

Oakland, CA

From: Shirley Lillie []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname




Seeking info on Johannes GRAVENBURGH & Maria WILLIAMS. Johannes was on the 1820 census for Truxton Twp. Their son Johannes married Christena VAN EVRA. They were also on the 1820 census. Would like to share info with others reserching this surname.

Shirley Lillie

PO Box 863

Montezuma Iowa 50171


NAME: Susan Austin



QRYTEXT: Need Ancestry of:

1 Polly M. OLMSTEAD* b: June 02, 1802 Claremont, NY d: June 04, 1854 Lyndon, Cattaraugus Co., NY

.. +(George) Nathan FOSTER* b: January 09, 1804 Shelburne, Franklin Co., MA m: June 15, 1823 Virgil, Cortland Co., NY by Rev. David Robinson d: August 17, 1889 in Lyndon, Cattaraugus Co., NY by 1855 census Father: Nathan FOSTER* Mother: Fanny KIRK*(A)

2 James O. FOSTER b: May 04, 1824 Virgil, Cortland Co., NY d: February 11, 1910 Groton, NY

.. +Catherine Van Heusen m: June 26, 1848 Cortland, NY by Rev. J. P. Simmons

2 Sally C. FOSTER b: July 31, 1825 Virgil, Cortland Co., NY d: September 17, 1826 Virgil, Cortland Co., NY

2 Clarissa C. FOSTER b: August 17, 1827 Virgil, Cortland County, August 1, 1828? d: her home on South Main Street, Franklinville, Catt. Co., NY, 84 years, 9 months and 8 days

.. +Rev. George W. Varnum m: May 06, 1852 Lyndon, NY, by Rev. L. Anson. George was a Pullman conductor on the Canadian Pacific R. R. in 1909

2 Leonard M. FOSTER b: February 22, 1829 Virgil, Cortland Co., NY d: OF Canadea, NY

.. +Sally Ann Southwood m: November 12, 1853 Clarksville, Allegany Co., NY by Rev. D. M. Root

2 Hiram C. FOSTER b: November 06, 1831 Virgil, Cortland Co., NY d: October 12, 1854 Montgomery, AL, October 13, 1854

2 William E. FOSTER b: October 22, 1833 Virgil, Cortland Co., NY d: October 16, 1851 Lyndon, NY, October 15, 1861

2 Lorinda/Lurinda B. FOSTER* b: November 22, 1836 Virgil, Cortland Co., NY d: October 18, 1893 Cattaraugus Co., NY

.. +Truman ROSE* b: January 06, 1834 Lyndon, Cattaraugus Co., NY/1850 Fed. census lists VT m: December 16, 1856 Belfast, NY, by Rev. C. D. Brooks d: December 09, 1880 Lyndon, Cattaraugus Co., NY Father: Henry Rose* Mother: Olive Amelia Bullock*

2 Nathan A. FOSTER b: October 21, 1839 Virgil, Cortland Co., NY d: OF Farmington, PA

.. +Sarah Jane Putman m: August 20, 1861 Farmington, PA

2 Eliza C. FOSTER b: June 06, 1841 Virgil, Cortland Co., NY d: October 04, 1863 Ellery, Chautauqua Co., NY, October 11, 1863

.. +John J. Aldrich m: April 14, 1861 Ellery, Chautauqua Co., NY, by Rev. George W. Varnum

2 Sarah A. A. FOSTER b: September 03, 1843 Virgil, Cortland Co., NY d: July 08, 1861 Lyndon, Cattaraugus Co., NY

Any help appreciated.

Susan Austin



Subject: Cortland co. Query

CROSS Joseph , Shubel , and Stephen lived in Virgil , Cortland County in 1830 . Joseph and Shubel were a few years apart in age ; I wish to learn if they were brothers - can anyone help ?? Stephen was older - where does he fit ? THANKS !!

I have much CROSS info to share .

From: Kay Campbell []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

Babcock, Amos m. Zerniah- dau- Mary m. Joseph Doty

Mary b. 12 Nov 1763- or 1755 d. aft 3 Sept 1838 ? Homer Cortland Co NY bur in Wayne Co Oh

Need parentage of husband Joseph Doty son of ellis by first wife Alice whiting -Joseph d. 11 Feb 1829 Truxton, Cortland Co NY

From: Lynn Riforgiat []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

I am searching for Israel P. Colvin b. 1791

Valeriah Fisk Colvin b. bef. 1799

Israel F Colvin b. 18 Oct, 1821

Thank you,

Mabel Colvin Riforgiat


Subject: Cortland co. NY Almira Stoddard

Almira Stoddard b 1820 at Cortland NY. dau of Reuben Stoddard and Dorcas Leach, married John Baldwin in 1841. Would like vital record of b.m.d of any of the four. I have Leach genealogy (Lawrence Leach of Salem Ma.) Any help greatly appreciated

Robert V. Rice;


Subject: Cortland



Subject: Cortland

Mark Peebles





Subject: Cortland co.,NY Surname


Beverly Nohr

From: dawn willis []

Subject: Cortland Co. Queries

Grummond, Sally, b. 1819- d. 1896, buried behind Cincinnatus Baptist Church, married Peter Smith. Sally & Peter had four children, William, Sarah Jane, Allen & Lydia. Any help at all would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Dawn


Subject: Redfields in Cortland County

The Redfield family in Cortland County goe back to at least my Grandfather, Robert Longstreet Redfield (1884 - 1957). Many of the descendants of he and his wife Frances Darby Morris (1886 - 1961) still live in Cortland County. The Redfields are Mayflower descendants.

Andrew Redfield Grainger

Aiken, South Carolina

From: The Picard Family []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

Surman Houghton from Truxton, Cortland Co, NY

Ellen Picard


Picard Pines

From: The Picard Family []

Subject: Cortland, Truxton query

I am searching for Asa Houghton. I found an Asa Houghton listed for the 1830 census, pg 46. My Asa married Eliza Hobart/Hubbard and moved to Michigan. Does anyone have information about the Asa Houghton who lived in Truxton? THanks, Ellen Picard


Picard Pines

From: LeRoy J Youngs []

Subject: Cortland

I am looking for the parents of my GGG Grandfather, Peter I. Youngs who was born in Schoharie Co. Oct 18, 1771 and moved to Cortland Co. with his family prior to 1820. Married Catherine Brofs (Bross, Brass) in 1798. Children: Jacob, Abraham, Carlana, Sarah, Jedidiah (1), John Brass, Cornelius, Jedidiah(2) and Sophia. Have found baptismal records in Schoharie Co. for Peter's children which name baptismal sponsors from the early Jung and Young German Palatine settlers of Schoharie Co. After Catherine's death in 1844, Peter married Eva Wavle in 1845. I have extensive information on the Palatine Jungs and on Peter's decendents which I am willing to share. Roy Youngs

From: LeRoy J Youngs []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname



Subject: Cortland county

PATTEN, Franklin: my great-great-great grandfather. Family notes indicate he was born in Cortland county in 1816 (no date specified), married Harriet Chaplin (b. 1810), son Joseph (Joel) born 17 August 1847.

Elton Head


Subject: Cortland County Query

CROSS Joseph , Stephen , and Shubel CROSS families were living in Virgil , Cortland County in 1830 - 1840 . I am searching for their parents and children . ANY help would be appreciated . Peter Cross

From: Subject: Cortland Researching POOLER, POLLAR, POOLAR in Courtland CO early 1800's

Orita Powell Kirkman


Subject: Add my name to Cortland co. Surname

Please add CROSS to Cortland co. list . Thanks Peter Cross


NAME: Stephen W. Baumes


SURNAMES: Root, Waterman, Stowell, Bugbee, Robinson, Wattles

QRYTEXT: Looking for any info on descendents of Chandler ROOT born 1807 Cincinnatus, Cortland Co, NY. Died 1855 son of Silas ROOT and Sally WATTLES m. Mary Ann WATERMAN 1833.


1. Abbie P. ROOT born 1834 Cooperstown, NY m. Abert STOWELL.

2. Arastus Chandler ROOT, Lieut. born 1836 in Cooperstown, NY died abt 1864.

3. Mary Alice ROOT, born 1840; died Unknown, m. George BUGBEE.

4. Ella ROOT born 1842 died Unk, m. Thomas ROBINSON b. England.


From: mlm1 []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

Van Hoesen

mark Van Hoesen

From: mlm1 []

Subject: cortland county query

looking for connection of Francis Casper Van Hoesen to Gerret Van Hoesen that moved to Preble Cortland County around 1806.


mark van hoesen


Subject: Cortland Co., surname query


I am looking for the STEADMAN family of Cortland CO. Ralsy (or Ralzy) Steadman married Emily SPERRY and had daughter, CATHERINE STEADMAN about 1835/36. I don't know if the family stayed in Cortland Co., but Catherine married Ebenezer Cady of Tioga Co., PA. in 1855. I am interested in finding out the exact birthdate and year of Catherine Steadman (my gr-grandmother). Any information on the Steadmans or Sperrys would be greatly appreciated.

E-mail me (Linda) at

From: Susan Williams []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

RAWLEY/Rowley, Daniel & Almeria. Found in 1850 CCCR, Solon Twp. w/ children. Need data on their ancestry.

Susan Bidwell Williams

From: Susan Williams []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

POOLER, James. Found in CCCR 1850 Solon Twp as resident (farm hand) in household of Daniel & Almeria RAWLEY/Rowley. Data taken on 3 Aug 1850. He had already m. Rawley daughter, Electa (12 May 1850 in same Co. per her appl. on his Civil War Pension) but both listed as single in Census rec. Need data/clues on his ancestry.

Susan Bidwell Williams

From: Rebecca R. Morris []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


Rebecca Morris


Subject: Cortland co. Query

SIGNER/SIGNOR, John b ca 1764 in Duchess Co. d 1863 Homer, Cortland Co.

Need surname of wife Betsey.

BURNETT, Roxanne, may have been step-daughter of John Signor. Born ca

1805. Parents? Resided in Homer with John. Owned land.

Will share information.

Mary S. Dobard


Subject: JENKS - Cortland Co

Researching JENKS. Linda Haney


NAME: Julie Cabo



QRYTEXT: Looking for parents of Joseph Safford b.abt 1779 NY and Sarah (Sally) PROUTY b abt 1789. Joseph is listed on the 1830 Solon Cortland Co CENSUS. Trying to tie this couple to their ancestors. Need to correspond with any other Safford and Prouty researchers that may have a connection with this couple. Any information greatly appreciated..

From: Mike Ballard []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


From: Kay Campbell []

Subject: Cortland Co.

Need proof of parents' names for Sarah Parker who m. Bennet Hopkins (b.1783) and her sister Freelove who m. Gardner Hopkins (b.1796) ca 1817. Do you know of a Parker Genealogy which would be of help or probate records? There may have been probate records for Oliver and Susannah Hopkins in Cortland Co. They and family moved from Scituate,RI. Need their children's birth record proof. Any clues appreciated and will pay for copies. Thanks- K.Campbell


Subject: Kinyon/Kenyon - Scott, Cortland County

Searching on the family of Paul Kinyon. He born 1766 in RI. Married Phalla (Ophelia?) Clarke (b. NY 1768) in Leyden, MA. Died Scott, NY 1850. Lived with son Charles in Scott. Grandson Charles Warren. Need parents of Paul and Phalla aand descendants of Charles Warren Kinyon. Have lots of information of other descendants of Paul to share.

From: Jamie Watson []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

My greatgrandfather's surname is Williams and his given name was Harold (C. for Commodore possibly). Unfortunately he was born in 1890 and it's impossible to get any records for that year. His father's name was Niles (possibly Nelson). Any information that you can help me with would be greatly appreciated. Thank You in advance for any effort.


Jamie Watson (Williams)

From: Jackie Reiss []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


Jackie Reiss

(Sorry - I hit the send key by accident and my name and e-mail address were left off posting of this name, so I am repeating it.)


NAME: Anne M. Szilagyi



QRYTEXT: Looking for information on Roswell Charles Bell, b. abt. Jul-02-1786 in CT. Roswell was on the 1810 and 1820 censuses for Herkimer Co., NY. Roswell first appeared on the Cortland Co., NY censuses in 1825 in the town of Virgil. He showed up on other Cortland Co. censuses until his death on Jul-14-1871 in Cortland Co. Roswell had one son I know about, Aaron H. Bell, b. abt. 1813 in Herkimer Co., NY. I don't know the name of Roswell's first wife (Aaron's mother) because she disappeared (died/divorced?) between the 1840 and 1850 NY censuses. Roswell married again in 1849 to an "Anna" (unknown last name). I am trying to find out the name(s) of Roswell's siblings, parents, other children or first wife..


From: Cathy B. []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


Cathy Blowers


Subject: Cortland Co.

BAKER, Mary married Shubel Symonds 1815

SYMONDS, Marenus Born 1820

SYMONDS, Shubel Born 1786

From: Stephen Woodward []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

Stephen M. Woodward

From: Terence Tweedie []

Subject: Cortland County/ Ebenezer SHIRLEY

Am seeking information on Ebenezer SHIRLEY who died intestate in Cortland County, town unknown. Abigail SHIRLEY, George ROSS, and Cornelius SHIRLEY appointed. 28 November 1848. I found this information in the Tree Talks - Any assistance appreciated.

Nancy in California


NAME: Melinda Cornwell



DATE: Apr 15 1999

QRYTEXT: Ira BAKER (son of Solomon BAKER and Sarah WHITNEY) b. 6 July 1794 in Washington Co., NY; d. 22 Oct 1875 Where?; and m. 11 May 1817 Freetown, Cortland Co., NY to Jerusha BACKUS (dau of John BACKUS and Jerusha BAKER). Jerusha was b. 24 Dec 1792 Washington Co., NY and d. 25 Dec 1855 Where?.

They had at least 6 children (via 1840 census), only 4 are known:

Jared b. 17 Apr 1818 Solon, Cortland Co., NY

Austin b. ca 1824 Cortland Co., NY

Adin b. ca 1828 Cortland Co., NY

Leonard T. b. 31 Oct 1834 or 1838

The 1840 census record indicates the other two children are females one age 10-15 and the other 5-10.

Would really like to learn more on each of the children and there families. I have a little more info on the children. Definitely, would like to locate places of death, and perhaps cemetery records on all members of this family. Am willing to share information on either the BAKER or BACKUS families. Thank you.



NAME: Diane Titus


SURNAMES: Church, Stewart, Lord

DATE: Apr 14 1999

QRYTEXT: I am very interested in which Blanchard line you have tons of stuff on. I am researching the James Blanchard and Harriet Stewart lines. I have some descendant information but know there is more out there. What is your connection with Blanchard?

Anxious to know if you are a cousin.



Subject: Re: Query for Cortland Co.


I found out that Hulda Capwell's maiden name was Williams. Therefore, I

suspect that Lucy Williams (adopted by Capwell) was one of Lucy's brother's

children perhaps?


Please post my query under Capwell, Caswell and Williams.

I am going to sort through the data you sent me and see what conclusions I can find.

Kelly krause

NAME: Mary Lou Bordwell


SURNAMES: Bordwell - Blanchard - Metcalf

QRYTEXT: Looking for information on any names above. Have some on all expecially Blanchard..

From: Nancy Buening []

I would be interested in corresponding with anyone researching these surnames Gordon/Gorden, Fish, Punderson. We might be able to help each other.

From: Stead, Martha J. []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


NAME: Marian Z Brinkerhoff


The name of BARZEE appears in early 1800's census of Cortland. Any information will be greatly appreciated....Thanks.


Subject: Cortland city Burial Site

Where would I find Michael Buttiglione who lived on 175 Groton Ave and died 09/10/1945 ?


From: Marcia []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

I have researched the Lockwood-Owen-Morss related families in Cortland Co. early 1800's. Truxton area.

From: John A. Smith, Jr. []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname



From: Scott D. Lewis []

Subject: LEWIS' of Virgil, Cortland Co.

Looking for info on John LEWIS b. 1803, NY, m. Margaret TRAPP. 1850 census has them in Virgil, Cortland County, NY. Their children are;

girl (can't read name in census) LEWIS, b. 1830;

David R. Lewis, 1833-1884, m. 1862 Adelade STOUT;

Ambrose LEWIS, 1834-1900, m. Mary SHIPLEY;

Catherine LEWIS, 1835-?, m.

?; Adda S. LEWIS, b. aft. 1850. David & Ambrose moved, along with their

own families and their mother, Margaret, to the village of Watrousville,

Juniata Twp., Tuscola County, Michigan in 1868. Family tradition has

David and Ambrose as owners of a "firkin" (barrel or pail) factory in McLean, Groton, Tompkins County, NY prior to their move to Michigan. Would like to know anything about where John LEWIS came from, who his parents were, etc. Would also like to know if any of the other LEWIS' in Virgil, listed in the 1850 census are related to my line. (other LEWIS' in Virgil are Ezekiel LEWIS; Gilbert LEWIS; Isaac LEWIS; J.M. LEWIS; Joel LEWIS; N. LEWIS; and Thomas LEWIS)

Thank you,

Scott D. Lewis

From: Patrick and Donna McCown []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

BENNETT, Amos; son of Ebenezer BENNETT. Amos married Jane Shaw, daughter of Justice Shaw and later Mary Keyes. Capt. Amos Bennett written up in Frontiersman of New York for capture of spy, John Parker. Any information on him. If my pedigree is correct, I can trace Amos back to 1436. Would this be of help to anyone?


Subject: Cortland Co. query

Here is an upday to my last query. According to some unsourced family papers, Steven HALL married Cynthia LEONARD and had the following children, at lest one of which was born in Cortland Co.: Leonard, Lester, Sarah, Polly, Theophilus, Coridon, Benjamin, Philomen.


From: Kathy Donahoe []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname-DONAHUE

please add surname,Donahue/Donahoe. My e-mail is

From: Kathy Donahoe []

Subject: Marathon, Cortland County

I am looking for information on Thomas S. Donahoe (Donoghoe, Donahue) born 1817 in Kerry, Ireland. Married Catherine McMahon born 1823 in 1845. Arrived in the United States in 1850. They had the following children: John born 7/25/1846 in Ireland, Thomas Jr. born 4/13/1848 in Ireland, Catherine born 7/31/1853 in Marathon, Cortland County, William born 12/3/1855 in C.C., Richard born 12/3/1855 in C.C., Nora born 6/5/1857 in C.C., Maria born 5/9/1862? in C.C., Michael (my great grand-father) born 6/7/1863, Ellen born 2/18/1865 in C.C. , and Emma Ann born 3/6/1868 in C.C. The family eventually moved to Evanston, Illinois. I think that they may have spelled the name Donahue and changed it at somepoint.

Please e-mail me at with any information. I have none. Thank you

NAME: Philip Barto


SURNAMES: Barto, Barteau

DATE: Mar 31 1999

QRYTEXT: Looking for info re: the surname of Barto / Barteau in Cortland Co. They were in the area very early on about 1670.

Philip Barto.

From: Dewey Robinson []

Subject: Robinsons in Cortlandville

Searching for Family of Mitchell John Robinson b. 1828 d. 1903 family lived in Cortlandville 1851 up to 1870 census, lost in the census gap. Also looking for Darius Robinson lived in Gracie, NY. m. Sophronia ( ) and children, Alice, Luther, Melvin and Asa. They were connected with the Baldwin Families in Cortland area (Aunts & Uncles). Thanks to any one who can help with present day family, have genealogy to trade.

From: Carol Jo Thompson []


I am researching the ROBERT FLETCHER family and the RACHEL FLETCHER/JEREMIAH BURDICK family who lived in Cortland County as early as 1819. Please register my surnames. Thanks

Carol Jo Thompson

From: Merle & Bonnie Miller []

Subject: Cortland Co. Query


Looking for wives and children of the three TIDDs listed in 1830 federal census for Cortland Co:

1. Thaddeus (possibly the father of the two below) living in Virgil and over 45 years of age.

2. William L.(or T) probably husband of Sally LEARNED

3. Francis (listed under TIDE) wife Judith ALLEN.

Thaddeus was born in Lexington, MA, moved to Sandgate, VT by 1800 and to Virgil by 1820. Are any of them listed in the New York State censuses of 1825 or 1835?

Thank you.

Bonnie Tidd Miller

From: LeRoy J Youngs []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

Young(s) - Roy Youngs,

From: George W. Klein []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

CANFIELD, LAMPHEAR I am searching for Samuel Canfield married to Sarah Lamphear with 10 children. Samuel may have moved to Broome co. at some point before he died 27 April 1843. My email address is


Subject: Cortland

Cody, Elijah born 1775 died 1828

From: Connie Short []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

I am looking for information about Merle Edward Haus born 6-9-11 in Harford to Mathew Edward Haus and Bernice Tarbox. Merle Edward was my father-in-law, though his children and I knew him as Merle Edward Short. We would like to find out about Mathew Haus and about the Mr. Short Bernice married to acquire the "Short" name. Can you be of any assistance in this matter?

Thank you, Connie Short


Subject: Cortland County Query


Looking for information on Christopher Rhodes MENTZ, b. about 1817 in Homer, Cortland County, NY. Married Elizabeth Walker Fraser, date and location unknown. Son: John Palmer Mentz, b. August 13, 1846, married Mary Gleason September 15, 1869, d. February 13, 1936. Name was spelled MANCE in later years.

Rhoda Moree

From: Sandra Yorkell-Parker []

Subject: Parker of Cortland, New York


I am searching for the Parkers of Cortland , Vermont. Especially the family of Alton Brooks Parker the famous jurist who ran for president against Theodore Roosevelt. There is a story in the family that he is a cousin but am not able to prove it currently. Have then living in Cortland, Cortland, New York in 1823 when Alton is born but not much more. Alton's grandfather John D. Parker was born in Massachusetts but died in Cortland in 1854. Can you help me with this? Am not sure which way to go on this.

Thank you for your assistnace in this matter.

Sandra Yorkell-Parker

From: Bob Eagan []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


I previously submitted the names Eagan and Cruver. I need to change My e-mail address with you to

Thanks..Bob Eagan

From: Neil Armstrong []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname




From: Teresa Galvin []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname




Subject: Cortland

Thompson HURD -after 1850?


NAME: Bev Price


SURNAMES: Louisa Evans, David Wood

QRYTEXT: Louisa Evans (1830-1906) was born in Cortland County. She married David G. Wood (1824-1907) of Otsego County. I am seeking information re Louisa's parents..


From: Marcia []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

I have material on the Lockwood, Morse, and Owen lines in Truxton area of Cortland Co., NY. 1790 to 1850.


Subject: Cortland Co. Query

Leonard HALL was born 23 Dec 1819 in Cortland Co. His father was Steven Hall, after whom, my great grandfather was named. According to an old family source, his mother's name was Cynthia LEONARD. Leondard left Cortland Co. sometime before 1852 when he was married in Sangamon Co. IL.

From: marilyn_morgan []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

Hopkins Marilyn Morgan


From: Stanley Rozmaryn []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

I'm searching for information about the parents of Betsy MORSE. According to information I've found (Family Tree Maker World Family Tree), Betsy MORSE was born June 30, 1833 in Courtland County, New York. I've found several MORSE's in the 1835 census, but I don't really have a clue which one, if any, is Betsy's father. In 1850 Betsy married William "Bill" Gage in Boone County, Illinois

From: Marge Utley []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


Please add to the Cortland Co. surname list. Thanks.

Marge Utley


NAME: c.kirkpatrick

EMAIL: dconbluescdk@earthlink

SURNAMES: hyuck, freeman, gates

DATE: Mar 14 1999

QRYTEXT: seeking descendants of miles gates' daughters elsie freeman and mabel huyck.last known to be in syracuse.thanks,chris.



NAME: chris kirkpatrick


SURNAMES: gates, seamon, hart, hayes, sperry

QRYTEXT: the gates's were a family of 6 brothers,all baptist ministers.looking for any and all descendants..



NAME: kadmiel


SURNAMES: Livingston, Kuhn

QRYTEXT: Looking for Livingston, James and Kuhn, Catherine.



NAME: Don Ransom



QRYTEXT: Looking For Any Information About Job Ransom And His Family

He Lived In Truxton From 1830 And Is Buried In The Truxton Village Cemetary - D. 1856..


From: Nancy Rivera []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

I'm just starting to work on research on 3 primary families so far: Gray, Wright, and Woodward. For the most part, the families resided in Homer & Cortland starting in the early - mid 1800's. Addie Gray Wright was my maternal great grandmother. Fannie May Wright Woodward and Brainard Hardy Woodward were my maternal grandparents.

My e-mail address is

My mailing address is:

Nancy Rivera

45-42 41st Street

Sunnyside, NY 11104





NAME: Merlyn Christensen


SURNAMES: Weld, Wells, Young

QRYTEXT: Looking for information on Stephan Otis Weld (or Wells) who would have been born about 1804 in Mass. He married Phebe Young, daughter of Freeborn Young. Their children included:

Janette Weld born Feb 19, 1832 in Cortland County

Alford Weld born about 1834

Olive Weld born about 1836

William Weld born about 1846

They lived various places in Cortland, Cayuga, and Broome Counties. We believe from old letters that son William Weld may have lived at Cortland NY for many years. Have information to share concerning this family.

From: Linda Stotts []

Subject: Cortland Co. NY Hopkins family research

I recently saw this web site and am interested in researching my ancestry of the Gardner and Freelove Parker Hopkins family of Cortland Co. and their son Oliver. I have some information to share and would like to hear from you. I am a direct decendant through my grandmother. A brief message can be sent to or 705 W Broadway, Plattsburg, Mo 64477. I look forward to hearing from you. Linda

Knouse Stotts


From: Bruce T. Bankhead []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

Chaplin: contact Susan Bankhead at

From: Joan Shuttleworth []

Subject: Cortland County

Am looking for descendants of Mrs Sarah Warren (Ferguson) b 1802. She is the sister of my ggg grandfather John Ferguson b 1804 in Broome Co NY.

Parents names: Henry Ferguson b 1767 (Vermont) and Sarah "Sally" Armstrong b 1778 (Vermont). Known to be living in Cortland County in late 1800's . Would appreciate any information.

Joan Ferguson Shuttleworth


Subject: Cortland Cty.




I am researching many other surnames, but I believe these are the only ones that would connect in any way to Cortland or NY. Do you want a list of all surnames, or just the ones above?


Mikki Judge

From: Pat Garrett []

Subject: Cortland Co. Query

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From: Pat Garrett * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --

RANSOM, Jacob m. Elizabeth BUDD (?)

Son RANSOM, Thomas b. 2 Sep 1802 d. 11 Nov 1867 Homer, Cortland Co. NY

married Sarah GOETCHES Nine children: Ann Eliza, James Harvey, Emeline Nancy, Catherine S., Thomas Jefferson, Mariah J., Charlotta Matilda, Mary Elizabeth, Adam Griffin. Emeline Nancy, Mary Elizabeth and Mariah J. went to Ross Co. OH with Aunt and Uncle Mr. & Mrs. Henry DuBois mid 1800's. Emeline Nancy married James Freeman, Mary Elizabeth married James French Condon, Mariah J. married James Schooley. Thomas Jefferson married and moved to Indiana.

Any information, please, on Ransom and/or Goetches.

Patricia Condon Garrett



Pat Garrett

From: Orin P. Reams, Jr. []

Subject: Cortland Query

Lucinda HASKINS, b. 1813/1814 was the wife of Augustus Burlingame (son of Altituis Burlingame) of Willet, Cortland Co. I am seeking information concerning the family of Lucinda Haskins. I see from the Truxton 1820 Census the following heads of households listed: Julius, Leander, Silas, and William H. Haskins. Can one of these men be Lucinda's father? Thank you. Orin Reams, Jr.

HASKINS Julius Truxtonp2 603

HASKINS Leander Truxtonp2 604

HASKINS Silas Truxtonp2 603

HASKINS William H. Truxtonp2 604

From: Paul Shipman []

Subject: Query,Cortland,County,N.Y.

Hunter /Shipman

I am seeking Information on Hannah Hunter m. Joseph Shipman 1841 ? Joseph was b. in Pitcher N.Y.

I believe Hannah to have been from Cortland, CO Son b. in virgil June 11,1848


From: Janet Rush []

Subject: CortlandCoNYSurname

HICKOX, Enos; b. approx. 1812, d. 1851 (?) m. Rhevana; b. approx 1811; children Charles, Lucy, Frederick. HICKOX, Panutpord; b. approx. 1789, m. Lucinda; b. approx. 1792; children Lovisu, Lucy.

Thank you.

From: gordon f. hammerstrom []

Subject: Cortland County, NY

OSBORN-BUTTERFIELD- John H. Osborn b 1811 in Upper NY State and his wife Samantha Butterfield. were in Cortland in 1850 as that is where their son Romeo P Osborn was born. Their oldest son Rollin C was born in Washington Co, NY in 1837. they must have went to Cortland from Tioga Co as their daughter Romelia was married to E. Chapman iin Tioga.. They were in Fond-du Lac, WI by 1857 as their last son was born there and in VanBuren Co, MI by 1859. Searching for any cousins whose families may have stayed in the Cortland.


From: James E. Harrison

Subject: Harrison Query

We are searching for any information on a Charles Andrew Harrison, born

6/13/1892 in Ohio. Married a Leona Delaughder in Ohio. Had a son Richard Glen Harrison, born 1918 in Ohio. These people lived in the Cortland County area of Homer, Locke and Cortland sometime during the 1920-1930's. We believe Charles may have died in Cortland County and may be buried there. Any help on Charles A. Harrison deeply appreciated.

James E. Harrison, 16300 Nottingham Drive, Wapakoneta, OH 45895-9429



Subject: Walker/Talbot

I am researching the Walker/Talbot lineage. My Fred M. Walker born Jan. 20, 1872, died April 26, 1913 Marathon, NY. Married 1897 Eva Syers, Walker, Parsons.




I am looking for information on George Gustis who married Eve Jacobson in the early 1800's and lived in Homer, NY. They had 5 children: Lorenzo, Henry, Theron, Eliza, and Julia. Please email me


From: Scott Hodlmair []

Subject: SURNAME

I am researching CRONKHITE family of Town of Virgil, Cortland Co., NY 1835 - 1856, and spouse CHATTERTON of same. Can these be included in surname list?

Scott Hodlmair



Subject: Re: Schellinger

Looking for an Arthur Schellinger, Schillinger, Schilinger supposedly born in Cortland Co approx 1873 a cheesemaker, married to Alice Wood, born in Broome County approx 1874.



Subject: Re: Willet

Seek info on PELEG ROBERTS who was married to BARBERY PETREE(PETRIE) in Willett by J.P. Abner Wilbur, Dec. 1822 Hand written marriage certificate, is in my possession but have no further details or background of this couple. Peleg was my gg grandfather. They moved to Canastota and had a family. One dau being CORNELIA ESTER ROBERTS who m. SAMUEL NORRIS JAQUAY. Any info you can supply would be greatly appreciated.

Harold Jaquay




Ruby M. Crawford And Lee Crawford I'm Am Trying To Find Where These Relatives Are Buried In Cortland County.

Thank U



From: Peggy M Kimbell []

Subject: Esek Hopkins

Seeking info on Esek Hopkins, son of Oliver Hopkins and Susannah Bennett. Esek is on the 1820 Marathon, Cortland County, NY census, as well as the 1840 Mararthon, Cortland County, NY. He was married to someone with the name Huldah.

Peggy Kimbell.



From: A. Rockwell []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

Rockwell, James Monroe married Margaret Huston- Margaret died in NY James in Lynn Ma


From: Claudia Boggs []

Subject: Barnes of Harford, Cortland, NY

I'm trying to located a few members of my family line. I hope you can help. Guy Carltine Barnes (b. 24 Oct 1783) married Mary Nichols (b. 6 Apr 1792) daughter of Thomas Nichols (b. 1766) From Harford, Cortland NY. Guy Carltine Barnes had a son John Barnes (b. 20 Dec. 1818) and married Sophia (unknown last name) abt. 1840. They had a son Edwin A. Barnes. (b. abt 1844) My questions: One record says Edwin was born in Hartford, Cortland, NY and another said PA. Was he born in Hartford? One resorces says John Barnes was a mason (brick layer) in Cortland, what was his marriage date? and Sophia ___who? and where? Did John (die 20 Sept 1870) and Sophia die in Cortland? Edwin A. Barnes married Mary Emma Murdock (b. 12 Feb 1848 Ithaca, Tompkins, NY) 11 Mar 1866, had three children Marie. E. Barnes, Walter Scott Barnes and Electa. I would like to have dates varified for birth, deaths and marriages. Thank you so much. I'm new at this, my email address If you need anything else let me know.CB



Subject: Cortland County Query

Searching for information about wife and children of Robert G. (E.) GUERNSEY who died in an airplane crash, 4 Jul 1969 on the McLean Road near the Cortland Airport. "Bobby" born 13 Nov 1937 in Cortland to Guy P. GUERNSEY (1922-1988); son of Jay E. GUERNSEY and Grace SHORT and "Goldie" AUSTIN (1919-1992); daughter of Elon Clark AUSTIN and Lillian HIE.

According to obit, his wife's name was Eileen PIERCE and he had a daughter named Susan who were living on the Conlon Road, South Lansing, NY at the time of his death. He had been working at National Cash Register Company in Ithaca. Would appreciate hearing From anyone with information about the above listed individuals to share/exchange family data and photos.

Kem Hart

Portsmouth, VA


Researching Surnames: HART, MILLAGE, DREW, GALPIN, GARDNER, REYNOLDS, BURDICK, DECKER, AUSTIN, HARRIS, HIE (HIGH), and several others in the Cortland, Tompkins, Cayuga, Tioga, Chenango, Lewis, Otsego Counties of NY; MA, RI and Ontario, Canada



From: Dulcie Anna Phillips []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname








From: Walter R. and/or Jo Samson []

Subject: Samsons in Cortland

Cortland is the home of most of the Samson Clan. Abraham married into the Pilgrims and Simeon was a privateer of some note in the Rev. War. His son, George Washington Samson came to the Cortland area, and was a colorful inkeeper, including "Wisdom's Gate", which I understand still stands in Homer.

One branch of our tree were the Ellsworths, who sent four sons off to the Civil War. I have had the copies of applications for pensions around for some years, and at the moment am plodding thru the handwritten entries and getting them transcribed. Since the applications contain a lot of info on the immediate family, neighbors who attest, notary signatures and lawyers, etc. they should be of some interest.

Walt Samson in Roaming Shores Ohio




Subject: Cortland





Subject: Cortland Co. Talbot and Johnson

Hi, I am a descendant of Richmond Talbot and Rebecca Johnson that lived in Willet in the mid 1800's. I am trying to locate information on parents of Rebecca Johnson. Are you related to this line?

Otis Anderson




Subject: Cortland

Researching: Seeley/Seely




From: james knapp []

Subject: CortlandCoNYSurname




From: Claudia Boggs []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

I'm looking for birth records, marriage records and possible death reocrds of a few relatives. I'm interested on any information on John Barnes or Edwin Amos Barnes. This is the information I have but not varified. John Barnes (b. 20 Dec. 1818) (Harford), (Cortland), NY and he married a Sophia (unknown last name) around 1840, they had a son Edwin Amos Barnes born in (Harford), (Cortland) NY and he married Mary Emma Murdock(b. 12 Feb 1848) (Ithaca), (Tompkins) NY. John's parents are Guy Carltine Barnes and Mary Nichols. My E-mail is thank you Claudia


From: Claudia Boggs []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

I'm looking for information on two names. I have little information, but desire to have varification on what I know and possibly more. Was Mary Nichols born 6 Apr 1792 in Harford Cortland NY and did she die 11 Apr 1867 in Cortland. Her father was Thomas Nichols born 1766 in Harford, Cortland NY. Can you find any birth, marriage, or death records on these two names? My e-mail is

Thank you Claudia



From: Pam []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname



Pam V




From: Anne Szilagyi []

Subject: Cortland Co. Query

Hi Vicki,

I would like to post a new query to the Cortland Co. query page, as follows:



Looking for any information pertaining to the GRIDLEY family headed by Lewis Gridley (his first name might also be Linn or Luin) living in Virgil. He was b. abt. 1809, probably in Cortland Co., and was married to Lucy Ann (possibly BELL). Their children were Albert (b. abt. 1836), Lucetta (b. abt. 1840), Ann (b. abt. 1842), Robert (b. abt. 1846), Irvin (b. abt. 1848), Daniel (b. abt. 1851), William Burdett (b. abt. 1856).

There is a possibility that the daughter, Ann, was married to a Darus(sp?) HUNT, and listed on the 1870 Cortlandville census.

Any help would be appreciated.


Thanks in advance!

Anne M. Szilagyi




From: George Allen []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

ALLEN, John listed in 1850 Census as living in Scott, Cortland County NY, and according to information he and Lucy Ann Richardson were married in Scott 1-1-1851. Need all info as to his parents and/or siblings. SHEPARD, Alexander b 1833 Cortland County. Need all info Thank you M G Allen


From: George Allen []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

SHEPARD, Alexander, born 1833 in Cortland County, Need parents and/or siblings. He moved to MI in abt. 1848 married a SNIDER From Ohio and farmed and raised a family in Lapeer County MI where he died in 1901.

Thanks. M G Allen



Subject: Cortland County Query


Seeking information on Albert WADE, b. 8 May 1813, N.Y. or R.I., (said to be the son of Theodore & Ruth (WILLIAMS) WADE). Wife was Mary POLLARD, b. Sept. 1823, N.Y. Albert & Mary married ca 1840 and at least the first 3 of their children were born in Willet Twp., Cortland County. They were: Luman Fitz Allen, b. 30 Aug. 1841; Salem b. 1843; Rhoda Louisa b. 1844; Charles W. b. ca 1850?; Hanna L. This family was in Clinton Co., IA by 1860. Seeking knowledge of any of these surnames in Cortland County.

Carolyn Murphy



Subject: Cortland Co

I am researching Cook Genealogy

Ray Westbrook

From: William Glendening []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

Hello, I'm researching William Cobb, married to Mabel Ingram and lived in the Cincinnatus area.The only thing I have is his obit, died 12-26-1932 age 60. Please point me in the right direction. Thank-you.

William Glendening


From: Wilma Van Dee []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

I am researching the "Van Dee" name in Cortland county. The spelling years ago was Vandee so there are variations. You don't have a listing for either spelling. I will look in the Madison County surname listing as they lived in Cuyler and Truxton. Thank you, Wilma


Subject: Cortland, NY surnames

Widger, this is the surname I would like to research. My E-mail address is thanks

From: Robert Sykes []

Subject: Re: Research

I am researching Lambert and Dalton surnames . My husbands great great grandparents were Richard Lambert and Mary Dalton Lambert . Richard was From onondaga Valley , and Mary was from Cortland New York . We do not know of any of Richard's siblings . Richard's father came From England around 1838 , lived in Syracuse for many years , then Ripon Wisconsin in 1856 . I have a marriage certificate for Mary and Richard and that is how I have traced them to New York . I do not know what year they left New York , but they did come to Michigan and then Windsor , where my husbands great grandmother Ada Lambert was born .

Could you possibly help me to fill in any of the missing pieces of this family puzzle ?

Sincerely , Michele Sykes , Windsor , Ontario .

E-mail address


NAME: Claudia Boggs


QRYTEXT: My families knowledge of this family line goes like this:

Guy Carltine Barnes (b.24 Oct 1783 CT or Mass) married Mary Nichols (b.6 Apr 1792 Harford, Cortland, NY) had a son John Barnes (b.20 Dec 1818 Harford, Cortland, NY)who married Sophia (abt. 1818 Harford, Cortland, NY).

Today I just found a Mary "Sophia" Barnes (b. 29 Aug. 1813)in Cortland and she has a relative named Norton Ray Tuttle. (Source IGI-LDS Microfich)

Is this Mary Sophia Barnes married to John Barnes mentioned above?

This "Sophia" and John Barnes gave birth to Edwin Amos Barnes who I need varification of birth and the marriage to Mary Emma Murdock.

Thanks Claudia Boggs

2927 E. Richert

Fresno, CA 93726.




From: Deborah Fotopoulos []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

VanVleet or VanVliet.

I am looking for birth,death,childrens names for. John VanVleet B: abt 1800 From Truxton,Cortland,NY. His mother and Fathers information. married to Hannah Wells b:1824 Truxton,Cortland,NY Her family Henry Wells came From Schoharie New York to Truxton. married Anna Eliza Vossler in Truxton and had 7 children.

Any help would be appreciated.

Deb Fotopoulos





From: Charles C Young []

Subject: CortlandCoNYSurname

Seeking information on my "Young" line, Harry Pierson Young, wife Alice B. Slack-Young may have resided in Cortland County Circa 1870-80. One known child, Charles Cortland Young. Thank You, I greatly appreciate your assistance, have a good day! BIG CY



NAME: Florence Secor


QRYTEXT: At GenForum Secor page, there was a message for me to contact David Crankshaw @ Cortland re Secor information and/or Frederick Secord's book. I am in Henderson, NY researching Secors. Have had a problem getting back From Andrew b. 1776 @ Albany, NY m. Sally Horton. Have had conflicting information. I found a letter of Frederick Secord's at my Watertown, NY library and he was inquiring on Cary B. Secor. He was living with Andrew and son William in the 1850 census at Town of Camden. Other than LDS where does one get access to Frederick's book? Thank you in advance for your help..





Subject: Cortland Co. query


Seeking information on Justus Steadman (Stedman) and Willis Steadman, who were in Cortland Co. in the early 1800s. Willis possibly a son of this Justus. Willis m. Catharine Campbell in Cortland Co., 1817. Sarah Catharine Steadman, oldest of their five children, m. Hiram E. Luther in Cortland Co., 1836. She is said to have m. second a Sampson or Samson. One of Justus's daughters, Amelia, m. Samuel Budd, 1818. Another, Sally Steadman, m. Appleton Wheeler, 1820. I would like to hear From descendants of any of these.

Charles East





NAME: Charles Cortland Young



I am seeking info on Harry Pierson Young, and wife, Alice B. Slack-Young, who possibly resided in Cortland County Circa 1870-1880, They had one known child, Charles Cortland Young. Although Charles was born in Delaware County, he was named after a Young relative From the Cortland Area. Charles was born in 1883..



From: Robert Sykes []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

Hi !

I am researching the surname "Dalton" . A Mary Dalton From Cortland in Cortland County New York ,, married Richard Lambert , May 8 ,1853 in either Cortland or Onondaga Valley .

Michelle Sykes , Windsor Ontario .


From: Maggie Nelson []

Subject: Cortland County Query

I am looking for information on John Martin Monroe, born 29 Nov 1811 in Cortland County, New York. I have no information on his family except that his father died when he was about twelve and his mother, left with six children, did weaving in order to support the family. She remarried and moved to Cattaraugus Co when John was 18 years old. Any information would be appreciated.

The only Monroe's that I found on the census for 1820 in Cortland Co were Joel and Clarisa Monroe in Preble. I don't know if they connect as I don't have his parents name at this time.

Maggie Nelson

Brainerd, Minnesota



NAME: Dulcie Anna Phillips


QRYTEXT: Searching for family of Thomas RUSSELL buried in Virgil, Cortland Co. NY. Also Wife , Elizabeth and children. Have good information , and would like to share . Other family members are SMITH, DODGE, and THATCHER ..




Sent: Thursday, October 07, 1999 7:47 PM



I am searching for the surname CADOGAN.

I have this information: Frances Jane Whitwood, b. 31 Oct 1813, Columbia Co., NY; m. unknown Cadogan, and had a son Charles Cadogan, b. at Truxton, Cortland Co., in 1838. Frances Jane was the dau. of Charles Whitwood Jr., & Agnes Brazee, who settled for a time in Truxton, Cortland Co., then moved to Wirt twp., Allegany Co. NY. Frances & husband Cadogan may have stayed in Cortland Co. I find a John Cadogan Jr., age 19, elisted From Cazenovia in the Civil War. Possibly this could be a brother to Charles Cadogan, b. 1838.

Anne Townsend




NAME: Carla Linendoll


QRYTEXT: I am looking for any information on Frank Parker unknown who the wife was but his children are Alvah, Sicily?, Seymore, Willis, Ernie, Roy and Ed. Alvah married Gladys Vandee and had 4 children ALvah JR, Joseph, Erving, Donna, The lived in the Deruyter, Cortand area. Any information would be greatly appreciated..




Subject: Broome Co/Cortland Co Cemeteries

I read your ? on cemeteries moving on the Broome mailing list. My

partner at work lives in Killowag, knows right where the potato cellar

is, and is good friends with Asa Hunt's great grandson, Harry Hunt. So

we have Harry investigating the cemeteries and their histories, and I

hope to be able to give you a full report. Harry did tell me that the

cemetery on the hill behind the potato cellar was situated in such a way

that his ggrandfather deeded a right of way through his property after

the hearse got stuck in his turkey range! Will let you know as soon as I

learn more.

Marilyn Cascio (MRSC612@AOL.COM)



Searching for Ancestors, Descendants and Relatives of Alfred and Permelia PHELPS ALLEN of Willet and Cincinnatus, Cortland Co., NY. Permelia PHELPS b December 28, 1814 at Lower Cincinnatus, Cortland County, NY d March 9, 1887 at Willet, Cortland County.Alfred ALLEN b August 26, 1810 Otsego County, NY d April 2, 1888 at Willet, Cortland County, NY. They had the following children: 1.Sally ALLEN b 1834. 2.Fedilia ALLEN b 1836 Willet. 3. James P. ALLEN b 1838 Cincinnatus, m Julia A. ___ d 1912 Willet buried Willet Cemetery. They have two identified children Lavello ALLEN and Elmer ALLEN with tombstones at Willet cemetery No further information. 4. Esther Catherine ALLEN b July 21, 1842 Willet m William Bryon LIVERMORE December 26, 1871 at Watkins Glen, NY son of Brigham and Rebecca FENNER LIVERMORE of Broome Conuty, NY. They had one identified child Alferd Brigham LIVERMORE b June 25, 1876 Lisle, Broome County, NY m Teresa AHERN February 24, 1897 Norfolk, VA. He was the Editor of "The Lisle Gleaner". No further information..5. William L. ALLEN b 1845 Willet. 6. Sophronia ALLEN b September 10, 1847 Willet. 7. Louisa D. ALLEN b 1850 Willet d 1873 Willet. 8. Lydia ALLEN b 1852 Willet. 9. dau ALLEN b 1855. 10. Jesse ALLEN b 1857 Willet d February 2, 1935 Willet Tombstone No further information. Need to expand these families.Looking for identity of Permelia's Grandfather James PHELPS and his wife___. Have ALLEN and HAVEN ancestry well established . Permelia PHELPS' parents are Alexander and Catherine HAVEN PHELPS of Cincinnatus, Cortland Co., NY. Alfred ALLEN is the son of Horace and Elizabeth ____ ALLEN of Willet, Cortland Co., NY Contact Phil NIXON


Subject: Aurelia_____ wife of Chauncey Phelps

Searching for Ancestors and Relatives of Aurelia, Arilla, Aurilla, Aurillia_______ PHELPS b ca 1812 NY, Married ca 1836 Chauncey PHELPS b October 8, 1808 Lower Cincinnatus, Cortland Co., NY. He is the son of Alexander and Catherine HAVEN PHELPS of Cincinnatus, Cortland Co., NY. Their children born at Lower Cincinnatus, Cortland County are 1. Caroline PHELPS b ca 1838 d 1918 MI; 2. Angeline Amelia PHELPS b July 3, 1841 m Christopher NIXON May 22, 1859 d July 22, 1884 Owosso Twp., Shiawassee Co., MI; 3. Jane PHELPS b June 25, 1847 d July 1849; 4. Celestia Maria PHELPS b ca 1852 d MI. Chauncey PHELPS moved his family to Michigan in 1853. He died there November 18, 1897. Aurelia died between 1870 and 1880. Contact Phil NIXON


Subject: Alexander and Catherine HAVENPHELPS

Searching for Relatives and Descendants of Alexander and Catherine HAVEN PHELPS of Cincinnatus, Cortland Co., NY. According to the Boston Evening Transcript Catherine HAVEN dau of Asa and Mary MELLEN HAVEN married Alexander PHELPS son of James and _____PHELPS. Catherine died 1843 at Cincinnatus, NY. Alexander died same place June 12, 1850. Children : Cyrus, born May 23, 1798; Chauncey, born Oct. 8, 1808 ; Lawson born ____, died about eleven years of age; Rebeckah, born ____ ; Wealthy born ____, died about eighteen years of age; Mary Ann born ____; Pamelia, born Dec 23, 1841 (typo should be 1814) . Cyrus PHELPS married Mary Ann HUNT daughter of John and Lydia MALLORY HUNT of Marathon, Cortland Co., NY. They raised their family in Killawog, Broome County and are buried there. Rebecca PHELPS married Benjamin BAILEY raised their family at Willet, Cortland County and are buried there. Chauncey PHELPS married Aurelia____ their children were born at Lower Cincinnatus, moved to Owosso Twp, Shiawassee Co, Michigan in 1853. Permelia PHELPS married Alfred ALLEN son of Horace and Elizabeth _____ALLEN raised their family at Willet and are buried there. Mary Ann PHELPS is the only child I have not been able to locate. Anyone with information on this family or need further information on them please contact. Phil NIXON





NAME: Rich Rankin


QRYTEXT: Looking for info on Thomas G. Alvord and Keziah Orvis Alvord..


From: Sharon,Dani&JP []

Subject: MURPHEY and YOUNGS Family of Homer

I am seeking information on the above families, located in Homer around 1890.

Sharon in Canada

From: John Van Buskirk []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname


John C Van Buskirk po box 61 Tully, NY 13159




NAME: jim cooke


QRYTEXT: Searching for family of my Great grandfather, Jay Backus White(1863-1928). His father was Isaac Jerome White(b1841); his mother, Minerva Hatch. Jay was in McGrawville Lodge, Order of Oddfellows, in 1880's. He left Cortland & moved to South Dakota. Married Anna May walker there in 1904. Moved to Virginia & settled in Cumberland County. Jay died in 1928 while returning home to NY. Children were Donald, Ina, Audrey, Ritza, Virginia, Myra Jean. Any help appreciated. Would like to correspond.






Looking for information on: Hattie M. Milliman, b. Feb 1862, Cortland Co., NY Father: Henry Milliman, b. 1836, Wayne Co., NY, d. 1914, Cayuga Co., bur. Owasco, Cayuga Co., NY Mother: Amanda Elwood, b. 1838, Cayuga Co., NY, d. 1916, Cayuga Co., bur. Owasco, Cayuga Co., NY Amanda was d/o Otis Elwood, b. 1812, Cayuga Co. NY & Jane (LNUK), b. 1816, Cayuga Co., NY (Poss. Scipio, Cayuga Co.)

Anne Townsend -


NAME: Kelly Taft Krause


QRYTEXT: I am in need of help. How do I find out who the birth parents of Lucy Ann Williams are? She was adopted by Richard and Hulda Williams Capwell at age one year. She was born in Cortland County but Richard and Hulda were in Steuben Co. I am guessing that Lucy is the daughter of one of Hulda's relatives. Are there guardianship records available in 1845?


Kelly Taft Krause.



From: Lee Anthony Buss []

Subject: Cortland County Query

Searching for more infomation on Snell family From Homer, NY Salome Snell was born on April 7, 1834. She was the daughter of John and Phoebe Snell of Cortland County, New York. Salome was my great-great-grandmother. I know all of her descendants. But am looking for her brothers or sisters, as well as more information on John and Phoebe, her parents.


Lee Anthony Buss

Barrington, IL





Subject: To Vicki - Cortland County, NY


I'm researching a family - Pitts, Rulandus (Sr. and Jr.) Rulandus (the son) served in the Civil War in NY 76th Infantry, most of whom (in the 76th) were From Cortland County and a few From Otsego. His military records only said he was From "Mohawk Valley, NY"....sooooo, in your CONSIDERED Opinion, what neighborhoods (counties, towns) should I REALLY be looking through??

OK. Rulandus Pitts Sr was married to Julia Olliver. Rulandus Pitts Jr. married Nellie Shay in 1879. He was Dutch; she was Irish. He seems to have been married previously and had a daughter, who by 1908 when Sr. died, she was "Mrs. Belle Hill of Rochester, NY". I would be happy to find anyone in the Pitts, Shay, Olliver or Hill clans about now. Thanks for any thoughts you may have. (Rulandus Jr and Nellie Shay married in 1879 and moved west. I know where they went, I'm just trying to backtrack on their parents, siblings, and his first daughter, Belle).


Gayle Haffner



Subject: Cortland Co. - HOPKINS, Laura

Laura Hopkins was born somewhere in NY abt 1816. She is said to have married Stephen Gorton Huntley there January 1834. They are seen later in 1850 in Lee Co., IL with many children. I would appreciate any leads. Thank you.

Kapi Kizer


NAME: D.A. Knighting


QRYTEXT: Looking for the father of Flora/Floreatta Agnes Rosa, born in Cortland Co (or Michigan?) in 1859. Her mother was Juliette Stebbins, the daughter of Champion Stebbins and Philinda Webster. Flora had one full brother, Ruphert, he later lived in Ithaca. Flora moved to Luray, VA where she died in 1927.

Thanks in advance,

David Knighting.




Subject: Cortland County

Please add the following surnames to the list:


Thanks, Kem Hart

Portsmouth, VA



From: Yvonne Simonson []

Subject: Cortland Cty Query

I am sending a query in regards to"


WATSON, Oliver Runolds Born 1808 Cortland Cty,NY and married about 1830 probably in Scott, Cortland,NY. He married an Angelica Harris Born 1810 in Cortland Cty,NY .They had a son William Henry Watson. I looking for information regarding both Angelica And Oliver Watson. I am looking for their paretns nad siblings. Thanks!

Y. Ramsell Simonson N7561 Lakeside Drive Portage WI 53901

From: Thomas McDonald []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname

I am researching the POLLEY or POLLY family. Please add me to the surname list. Thanks.

Barbara McDonald


NAME: Ann Buckley


LINK: Ann's Genealogy Homepage


QRYTEXT: All of Harford, Cortland Co., NY.

Ada "Maria" FRISBIE was b. in March 1847 to Hiram A. Frisbie and Mary A. TARBOX. Mary died one month later, and the baby Ada Maria was sent to live with the Tarbox family in Newark Valley, Tioga Co. (just a skip down the road). As late as 1870, Ada Maria Frisbie was living with her aunt Jane (Tarbox) Perry and uncle Alonzo PERRY. I want to know what ever became of Ada Maria. Did she marry and have children? Hiram A. Frisbie married a second time in 1850 to Sarah Emeline FULLER, a daughter of Alvin and Martha FULLER. Alvin and family last appear on the 1850 census in the town of Harford, Cortland Co., but I couldn't find them on later census..



From: Mac Main []

Subject: Cortland Co NY Surname



Searching these surnames in Courtland Co NY


NAME: brenda mcclure


QRYTEXT: Am looking for informaiton on Claudine Elizabeth Dietze (Underwood, Sauer)..



NAME: Bill Yates


QRYTEXT: Seeking info. on Horatio YATES (d. Apr 1912 in Cortland) and his wife, Clara nee CLEVELAND (d. May 1918 in Cortland). Searching also their supposed children: Merilla (m. Rev. LYONS), Louella, Jennie, Elizabeth, Charles, William, Vincent. Thank you.



Subject: Cortland

Kenneth G. Peak, b. 15 Feb 1910 Cortland Cortland NY Father, Edwin H. Peek, b.9 Aug 1885 Homer Cortland NY Mother, Bessie Anna Lyke, B. 4 Aug 1887 Homer Cortland NY

Emma L. Peak Smith



NAME: Sheri Graves


QRYTEXT: Seeking any information on Lorenzo Dow CHILSON who was born 18 Mar 1822 in Homer (Cortland Co), NY. Married to Sarah Ann MELTER and they had 9 children: James M., David Melter, Amy Ann, Margaret Ellen, William E., Jasen Henry, George D., Eva J., and Allie Vernett.




Subject: Looking for Erwin Loucks.

I am looking for information on the Erwin Loucks and wife who lived in Willet and was buried there. They also had 2 childern on the I know lived and died in Groten. His name was Elwood. Elwood died in 1995 Please E-mail me if you find any information.

If you have any suggestions, please e-mail Tim Stowell

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