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(updated 05/13/04)

Subj: Chemung Co.
Date: 03/31/2004 2:34:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: sanders@cuttingedge.net (Steve & Linda Sanders)
To: TriCountie@aol.com

I am seeking information on a FITZPATRICK family that may have lived near Elmira at one time. Ellen Fitzpatrick may have married a DILLON, and Katherine Fitzpatrick married George COTTRELL/COTERAL. There was a posting on this site for 1997 which provided some information, but the submitter has an invalid email, so I am hoping that she sees this inquiry.

I would suspect these marriages took place in the later 1700s, probably in the Albany area. John Fitzpatrick owned land in Lispenard's Patent in Herkimer County in 1770. There were also two Fitzpatricks who served in the NY militia in 1760.

If anyone has any information about this family, I would appreciate hearing from them.

Linda Cottrell-Sanders sanders@cuttingedge.net


Subj: [Tri-Counties] OWEN, BUCK; mid-late 1800's; Chemung Co., NY, to Illinois
Date: 03/29/2004 9:25:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: NiniAndr@aol.com
To: PABRADFO-L@rootsweb.com

Looking for relocation and death information for Elijah B. Owen and death information for his 2nd wife, Sarah (BUNDY) Owen.

Elijah B. Owen was the son of Eleazer and Margaret (BUCK) Owen of Big Flats, Chemung Co., NY. He was related to the BUCK families of Bradford Co., PA. Elijah's mother, Margaret BUCK, was the daughter of Elijah and Margaret (FOSTER) Buck of Chemung Co., NY.

In the 1870 US census, Elijah B. and Sarah (Bundy) Owen were living in Elmira, NY. By 1877 Elijah had relocated to Illinois and in May, 1877, in Livingston Co., IL, married Maria (Tracy) (Fellows) Buck, widow of Nelson Buck, his cousin. (Elijah's mother Margaret BUCK was the sister of Nelson's father, Aholiab BUCK. Aholiab Buck had lived in Chemung Co. before moving to Metz, Cayuga Co., NY, and then to Illinois.)

In the 1880 US census, Elijah B. Owen is living with his 3rd wife, Maria, in Pontiac, Livingston Co., IL. A county history, "The Biographical Record of Livingston and Woodford Counties, Illinois," published in 1900, has extensive biographies of Nelson Buck and Maria Owen. Maria (Trask) (Fellows) (Buck) Owen was living in Pontiac at the time the bio was written. No mention is made as to whether Elijah B. Owen was also living or deceased.

Can anyone shed light on any of the following: 1) the probable death of Sarah (Bundy) Owen, Elijah's 2nd wife, apparently between 1870-1877. Did she die in Chemung Co., NY, or IL? 2) the relocation of Elijah B. Owen to Illinois between 1870 and 1877 - why? 3) when and where Elijah B. Owen died

Amazingly, the Livingston Co., IL, history contains a photo of Elijah B. Owen. He is clearly the same Elijah B. Owen whose photo I have in our family album

Any information appreciated!

Cornelia Andrus, great great grandniece of Sarah Bundy


Subj: can you help?
Date: 03/25/2004 8:18:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: cokeforone@msn.com (shelley deery)
To: joycetice@aol.com First I would like to say this is in reference to my family roots in New York.My Grandfather was killed while my grandmother was pregant with him back in 1921.What research I did find it said that they live in Chemung New York,His wife name was Velma Mae Barton,The father was Harry Banfield McMillen.He was killed while he was taking the horse to the barn by lighting.My grandmother was pregant with my father,she had one child that I know of Frances Anna McMillen,She is still alive but she is elderly so it is hard to get any info out of her.But we are trying to do is find out some things about our grandfather,what was he like, who was he etc.and the fact we like to find out more about our family.We also are doing my mother side of the family,and that one is going to be hard for we found out that the name that they have now was changed to make it shorter so we have our work cut out on that one,but a friend sent me your addy and said maybe you could push me into the right direction.

Hope you can help thanks
shelley Deery, bunnell,Florida

ps.I lived in Binghamton New York we moved down here in 1970.My father is now deceased,and there is only my aunt left.So again thanks


Subj: HAL ROACH
Date: 03/27/2004 3:01:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: barbc70@comcast.net (Barbara Callahan)
To: JoyceTice@aol.com

JOYCE,
MY GRANDMOTHER KATHERINE JULIA ROACH ALWAYS SAID THAT HAL ROACH WAS HER COUSIN. DOES ANYONE HAVE A FAMILY HISTORY OF THE ROACH FAMILY? I MAY BE ABLE TO CONNECT HER TO HAL, IF I HAD SOME INFO ON HIS PARENTAGE AND PLACE IN IRELAND, WHERE HIS FAMILY CAME FROM.

ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Barb Callahan


Subj: Chemung County
Date: 03/27/2004 10:45:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: ahow@onebellevue.com (Anna F. Williams)
To: TriCountie@aol.com
CC: ahow@onebellevue.com (Anna F. Williams)

Could some one look up in th 1845 Census for the following:(we found them in the 1850 census in Elmira)

JOHN  WILLIAMS            b.@1805
KESIAH      his wife      b. @1811 her maiden name was either Hengerford or Hungerford
JEROME WILLIAMS           son b 1840/46     wed in Ohio to SUSANNAH BENDER
MARY WILLIAMS             DAUGHTER b. 1829   Mary died young in new York or Ohio
DIANAH WILLIAMS               "    b. 1838    DIAHAH wed JOHN HADSELLl
WEALTHY WILLIAMS              "    b. 1836     WEALTHY wed JACOB HADSELL
LIDIA   WILLIAMS              "    b. 1834     LIDIA wed PHILO ROCKWELL
ELIZA WILLIAMS                "    b. 1829     ELIZA  wed ALEX HADSELL

We believe all the girls were wed in New York. Most of this family came to Ohio between 1850 and 1870.

Anna Williams


Subj: Thanks a Million
Date: 03/25/2004 1:05:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: kadda@cablespeed.com (Carol Clapshaw)
To: JoyceTice@aol.com

Dear Joyce,
My name is Carol Joplin Clapshaw.

I have been working on my husband's wifes family history for the last ten years. Her name was Joan Corbett Clapshaw. She died far to early and left a son in his early 20's. The son, my stepson is now the father of three young boys and I am determined to not lose the history of their Grandmother's history.

Thanks to you I was able to find Joan's father and mother buried in Woodlawn Cemetary.

I was actually surfing to see if I could find, pehaps, a postcard or picture of the Hotel Gotham in Elmira. I know that Joan's father was a waiter in this hotel in 1918. Actually he was still at the hotel in the 1920 and 1930 census. His name was Soloman Park Corbett. He eventally owned a restaurant called Sol's Garden Seat my notes say it was on Water Street. I know his home was on Dewitt Avenue.

I know you must be very busy maintaining such a large and ambitious website so I will understand if you do not have time to respond to me. I am looking for some record that the hotel existed or if it still exists does it have another name. I am going to search for a post card or picture to put in the grandchildren's scrap book. As far as Sol's Garden Seat I know it might be harder to track down. If you do know anything about it I would appreciate knowing about it. Soloman Park Corbett passed away in 1943 so I imagine that the restaurant probably closed at that time.

Thanks a million for creating such a wonderfully rich website. I feel like I have just taken a trip in time to Elmira.

Sincerely, Carol Joplin Clapshaw


Subj: Thanks a Million
Date: 03/25/2004 1:05:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: kadda@cablespeed.com (Carol Clapshaw)
To: JoyceTice@aol.com

Dear Joyce,
My name is Carol Joplin Clapshaw.

I have been working on my husband's wifes family history for the last ten years. Her name was Joan Corbett Clapshaw. She died far to early and left a son in his early 20's. The son, my stepson is now the father of three young boys and I am determined to not lose the history of their Grandmother's history.

Thanks to you I was able to find Joan's father and mother buried in Woodlawn Cemetary.

I was actually surfing to see if I could find, pehaps, a postcard or picture of the Hotel Gotham in Elmira. I know that Joan's father was a waiter in this hotel in 1918. Actually he was still at the hotel in the 1920 and 1930 census. His name was Soloman Park Corbett. He eventally owned a restaurant called Sol's Garden Seat my notes say it was on Water Street. I know his home was on Dewitt Avenue.

I know you must be very busy maintaining such a large and ambitious website so I will understand if you do not have time to respond to me. I am looking for some record that the hotel existed or if it still exists does it have another name. I am going to search for a post card or picture to put in the grandchildren's scrap book. As far as Sol's Garden Seat I know it might be harder to track down. If you do know anything about it I would appreciate knowing about it. Soloman Park Corbett passed away in 1943 so I imagine that the restaurant probably closed at that time.

Thanks a million for creating such a wonderfully rich website. I feel like I have just taken a trip in time to Elmira.
Sincerely, Carol Joplin Clapshaw


Subj: Chemung/Ashland
Date: 03/20/2004 11:54:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: vccroshea@ij.net (vccroshea)
To: TriCountie@aol.com

STAGE, Harry M.
Looking for any info on a Harry M. Stage that lived in Elmira from the 1920's to his death in 1946. He was first married to Alta B. Wood and their daughter, Mildred May Stage was born in Butler, Missouri in 1916.

Harry was a railroad detective in 1916 in Missouri. I believe he had a sister in Elmira & perhaps a brother. He was born in New York city. He was my grandfather but I never met him. I believe he & Alta were divorced in Elmira in the early 20's.

Any info anyone can supply would be most welcome. I did find a Harry Monroe Stage buried in Ashland Cemetery and the dates would be right. That wife was listed as Ophilia.

Most sincerely,
Valerie Carmer Capen


Subj: Chemung Co., surname LEE
Date: 03/17/2004 9:36:37 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: rosanneb@verizon.net (Rosanne Bronick)
To: TriCountie@aol.com

The 1870 US Census for VanEtten Twp., Chemung Co., lists John and Mary LEE and their children: Charles, Elizabeth, Anna, Michael, Mary, John, Thomas, Patrick, Catherine and James. Elizabeth was my grandmother.

The 1880 US Census for Milan Twp., Erie Co., Ohio, shows Elizabeth as the wife of Patrick O'MARA. Their children were Kathryn b. in NY, John b. in St. Catherine, Ontario, Canada, Mary and Ida b. in Ohio.

Would appreciate any information on the LEE family, particularly Elizabeth who possibly was married in Chemung Co., or the vicinity, to Patrick O'MARA.

Rosanne Bronick, Largo, FL rosanneb@verizon.net


Subj: Chemung
Date: 03/12/2004 12:54:46 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: djw27@stny.rr.com (Dan Woodard)
To: TriCountie@aol.com

Looking for information on GEORGE WOODARD AND SUSAN PARKER Woodard. They had a farm in the Spencer, Erin,Breesport area. I listed these different towns because the lines seem to have moved through out the years. George is buried in the Old Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin.

You can contact me at djw27@stny.rr.com
Thank You, Dan Woodard


Subj: CHEMUNG
Date: 03/09/2004 10:36:14 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: parcarp@comcast.net (Rod & Carpenter)
To: TriCountie@aol.com

RAYMOND Family Search
I am looking for information on the following Raymond family members: John Raymond b.abt 1824 in Chemung Co NY, he married a Lydia ? b. abt 1827, marriage date abt 1842/43. In the 1850 Catlin, Chemung Co. Census they are listed with children Mary E. 7yrs, George N. 4 yrs, Esther 3yrs, Julia 5mo.......In the 1860 Census John, Lydia, Mary, George are listed, no Julia so I assume she died, and then there is a Anzetta, who could be Esther since the ages are right. In 1870 John and Lydia had moved to Wayne Co. Michigan, and listed is a James W 9yrs old. In 1880 Wayne Co. Michigan, John and Lydia are listed with Isabella, age 9 (who is my ggrandmother) but James W. is a DENSON, listed as grandson. The confusing issues are this, there is a Ira Raymond listed in Wayne co Michigan beginning in 1850 who was born in Chemung Co as well. The two, John and Ira lived very very close to each other here, and are buried about 20 feet from each other with their spouses. My first assumption was that they were brothers, because Ira and his wife named children after John and Lydia. I now think maybe they were cousins. Ira and his wife named their first female child Polly, and this leads me to think that the Polly Raymond buried in Millport Cem, wife of Ira Raymond is this Ira's mother. My delema is that I cannot find any marriage records for John and Lydia, or young Ira. I can find the above mentioned DENSON family right next door to John and Lydia but no marriage record of any DENSON to RAYMOND. I am really new at looking for New York information so if anyone has any information or suggestions on what/where I should go from here it would be greatly appreciated.

I would be willing to do Michigan look ups for anyone as well.

Thank you
Paulette Carpenter
Tecumseh, MI


Subj: Edsall
Date: 03/08/2004 9:26:07 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: suetree103@msn.com (SUE O BRIEN)
To: TriCountie@aol.com

I am looking for information on my GGGrandfather, David Edsall who was born about 1802 and died June 3, 1842. I just recently found information on him at the Chemung Court House. He married Zelah Hall in 1824. They had 10 children - Margaret b. 8 March 1825

                Barton b. 7 July, 1826  in the Civil War
                Ada b. 13 September, 1828
                Hobert 27 March 1833
                Hannah Maria b 13 December, 1833
                James A. b. 24 May, 1835 in Civil War
                Joseph Hammond b. 21 January, 1837
                Zelah Jane b 23 May, 1838
                Bradford F. b. 3 May, 1840  died during the Civil War
                David A. b. 9 June, 1842 injured during the Civil War

Zelah or Zillah A. Edsall (David's wife) had a sister Jane Ruppell living in Southport where David and Zillah did.

I'm trying to find who David's father was and where David was born.

D. Sue Edsall O'Brien suetree103@msn.com


Subj: Davis SMITH ca 1830
Date: 03/08/2004 9:23:42 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: joyce30@worldnet.att.net (joyce scott)
To: TriCountie@aol.com

I am looking for information on the Davis SMITH family. The only connection I have to Elmira, NY is from the marriage record in Michigan of Betsey SMITH to Ezra Fox in 1858 in which she states she was b. in Elmira in 1839. The 1850 census for Brighton, Livingston co, MI
Davis Smith 51 b. NY
Mary 43 b. NY
Harriet 17 b. NY
Ruth 14 b. NY

Thank you
Joyce Scott joyce30@att.net


Subj: Hoping you can help
Date: 03/07/2004 9:19:22 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: Ramman524@aol.com
To: JoyceTice

I'm looking for imformation on my grand parents.

Walter D Jerzak, born in ( I think August 1904) I believe he live or worked in Morris Run PA. Moved to Pine City NY in 1939-1940ish. He died in 1980.

He Married Mary Wheeler. She died in 1971

The lived in or around Ralston PA in the mid to late 1930's and had 4 children. Walter, Alma, Charles and Aronld.

Can you give me any information?
Thanks, Jeff Jerzak.


Subj: question about Chemung county
Date: 03/03/2004 4:17:18 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: gilbertlynn@cnyti.com (Lynn Gilbert)
Reply-to: gilbertlynn@cnyti.com (Lynn Gilbert)
To: JoyceTice@aol.com
CC: gilbertlynn@cnyti.com

Joyce,
Hi. I have a question you may or may not be able to answer.

I have found in an 1850 census: 1850 Census, Ancestry.com, New York, Chemung County, Elmira; Page 275; , 29 Aug 1850. "Dwelling - POOR HOUSE; Line # 22 Elizabeth Crout - age 84, female, place of birth New Jersey, whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper or convict - says OLD AGE."

Do you know were people that lived in the Poor House would have been buried?

Thank you ever so much for your time. And I can type a small project for you for your site if you want. Just let me know. Thank you, Lynn Gilbert


Subj: Chemung
Date: 03/01/2004 2:20:23 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: wkelsey@tri-tech-surveying.com (Ward Kelsey)
To: TriCountie@aol.com
CC: wardkelsey@earthlink.net (Ward Kelsey)

I have recently acquired information leading me to believe that my Great Grandmother (Sarah W. FROST) was born on Chemung County on or about 3 Apr, 1848. She was the daughter of Otis FROST and Hulda COLSON. I have conflicting reports about both Otis FROST and Hulda COLSON.

Report No. 1 from the KELSEY Genealogy lists both Otis and Hulda as being of Johnstown, NY, he being born about 1822, and she being born about 1824.

Report No. 2 from the 1855 Census of the Town of Edinburg, NY lists a 40 year old widow (Hulda FROST) living as a servant to John C. ELLITHORP with a 7 year old daughter, Sarah FROST. the year 1855 and the girl being 7 years old would make her year of birth 1848 and that fits with the KELSEY family information. However the mother (Hulda) being forty in 1855 would make her year of birth 1815. as opposed to 1824 in the KELSEY report. I also have found a Hulda FROST listed among the deceased interred in a cemetery in Saratoga County with a date of Death of 06-03-1877 and an age of 61y-09m-15d. That would confirm the 1815 birth year for Hulda COLSON (Frost). I would like to know if there is a birth record for Sarah FROST in the vital records of Chemung County, and how I might obtain a copy thereof.

Also reading on this site I have found several distinguished residents named FROST listed. Unfortunately (for me) none of them were Otis or appeared to be kin to Otis FROST. If anyone has any record of Otis FROST and Hulda COLSON Frost, I would be most appreciative of gaining knowledge of it.

Thanks.
Ward D. KELSEY
Great Grandson of Sarah W. FROST


Subj: Chemung Co., Pine City
Date: 02/26/2004 12:14:05 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: cglass3@cfl.rr.com
Reply-to: cglass3@cfl.rr.com
To: TriCountie@aol.com

GROFF, Donald.
Looking for information on Dr. Donald GROFF, believed to have been born about 1920. Any information on him or his family would be gratefully appreciated.

Happy hunting to all,
Cynthia Glass, cglass3@cfl.rr.com


Subj: Chemung County
Date: 02/25/2004 10:26:52 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: Tlowe799@aol.com
To: TriCountie

I am hoping someone can help me. I am looking for any info on Ella E. Dean who was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery. She died /buried on 1/9/1915 at 48 years old in Elmira. I know that one of her daughters married Elmira City police chief(in the mid 30's} last name of Moderhak or Moderhawk. Another daughter, Nellie married a Fredrick Knerr.I believe that Nellie might have divorced Fredrick and never remarried. Nellie is also buried in Woodlawn. She died/buried Aug 13 1958 at 58 yrs old. Ella had other children, Raymond ,William, Ethel, George, Myrtle and Blanch. Blanch had a child Ruby..Ella E.was my husbands Great Grandmother I am desperately seeking any relatives that might still be living, possibly cousins.

Can anyone tell me if there is a way to get any info from Woodlawn? If so what would I ask for? I am hoping that there is some type of info given by a relative at the time of either of their burials.Where would I begin to look for obits.

Any help or guidance would be greatly apprpeciated. Since all of my research must be done online or by mail. As I live in Georgia.

Thanks for listening, Ronnie and Terri Lowe


Researching the following Surnames for Bradford County , Pennsylvania and Chemung County , New York

RYAN , SWARTWOOD , CRANMER , VANSICKLE , FITZGERALD , TRAVIS , BATTY , SULLIVAN , SCHEEPSMA ,ROUGHT , QUINN, FLOTZ , COOPER, SPRINGSTEAD , KELLY, HORIGAN , HOWE , CORNISH, WILSON ,JOHNSON , BALDWIN , STARK , WOOD

Thank You
arthur james Howe III
ArthurHowe@peoplepc.com


Subj: Hawley
Date: 02/18/2004 8:42:01 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: patdi@greeleynet.com (Pat & Di)
To: JoyceTice@aol.com

Hi,
I'm looking for any info on my grandfather last name of Hawley. My mother used to say he was a candymaker ( taffy, fudge etc.). I believe my mother was born in Elmira. Her name was Jean Marie Hawley, born on 04-29-1929. Not sure what her parents first names were. I heard her mothers maiden name was Baldwin, but not sure.

Thanks for your time, Diane Shepherd patdi@greeleynet.com


Subj: Abram Gornee
Date: 02/17/2004 10:41:56 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: nedg@tm.net (Ned Gurnee)
Reply-to: nedg@tm.net (Ned Gurnee)
To: JoyceTice@aol.com

Joyce:
I have gathered considerable information from your web sites on the Gornee family in Chemung County, New York, headed by Abram Gornee and his wife Martha. (Abram comes from Rockland County, New York, where he used the spelling Gurnee).

Do you have any records that give his death date and place of burial? I also am lacking the death date for his son Samuel, born around 1821.

I would be happy help with any questions you might have on this family. Thanks for your help and very useful web sites.

Ned Gurnee Michigan


Subj: chattle family in Pine Grove Cemetary
Date: 02/14/2004 11:54:53 AM Eastern Standard Time
From:    janerun@famvid.com (janerun)
To:    JoyceTice@aol.com

I am exceedingly interested in the transcription of burials in this cemetery.  I believe it answers a few of my questions about "what happened next" in regards some of my family.  I believe that the Nancy Pike Chattle who is recorded as dying in l969 probably is a misprint.  I believe she is the daughter of Sgt. Wm and Phoebe (Smith) Pike of New Hampshire.  She married Thomas Chattle, the son of an earlier Thomas Chattle who emigrated to the U.S. as a British regular about 1750.

Thomas Chattle (the son) died in 1814 at age 42 in Port Jervis, N. Y.  There is recorded the death of a son, Robert, age 9 at the same location.  I found Nancy in a variety of U.S. Census records but couldn't determine where she last live.  Another son was Joseph Chattle, a Methodist minister serving primarily in N. Jersey.  He is my great, great grandfather.

I appreciate any other information you have about this family.  It seems reasonable to believe that this is the death of a mother at a about the time of childbirth and of the child, too.  I feel sure that those dates are at least approximately correct as are the names Lany.  It looks as though naming at least one child Joseph and another Thomas was a family habit since these two names recur to at least the early 20th century.

Thanks for any addition information you can send me.

Jane Running janerun@famvid.com


Subj: Van Name Family
Date: 02/10/2004 4:13:28 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: skiphiggins@comcast.net (Skip Higgins)
To: JoyceTice@aol.com

Hi Joyce -
I am writing to ask for any clues in researching the Van Name family of Horseheads. Fred Van Name is buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery. His daughter Doris married Clayton Woodworth of Nunda, NY. Fred had a son Charles, who lived at least until the age of 11, as he is found in the 1920 census in the household of his aunt and uncle in Bath, NY.

Fred Van Name apparently had a brother by the name of Eugene. Eugene married Daisy Loomis, dau of Rev. Amaziah Loomis. Eugene and Daisy had at least two children: Pearl and Hazel. It appears that Hazel may have died in Horseheads 1968, unmarried.

I am interested to know if any of this family remains in Horseheads. Do you have any files on this family?

Thanks for your help. Clayton Woodworth, mentioned above, is the brother of my grandmother Amy Woodworth Higgins.

Skip Higgins


Subj: Love your rootsweb efforts
Date: 02/10/2004 7:28:47 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: matthew.brown1@usbank.com
To: JoyceTice@aol.com

Joyce
After all the work I've done, it doesn't come close to the results you're making available on-line. I can't imagine how much work you've put into it.

I, myself, am looking for the Israel LUCE family that was living in Elmira in 1850. My GG grand mother, Emma LUCE was born there. I have plenty of data on Emma, but not her parents. They had a large family with many girls by 1850 where they appear in the census records.

I've been over your site and have entered and reviewed the contents and queries at length. There are LUCEs to be found, but none of them match the census data exactly.

What would be the best way to proceed with an Elmira search like this. Did Elmira/Chemung require or issue birth certificates in 1850? If so, maybe I could submit for it as I have the exact DOB. Maybe the parents are listed with the mother (Matilda) showing her maiden name and place of origin. There are many Israel LUCEs in New York and New Jersey, This is the only family line that I haven't traced back at least a few hundred years.

I just need an idea of where I might check next.

Thanks, Matthew Brown, CISSP, SSCP, MCP
U.S. Bancorp Information Security Services
8887896162@my2way.com (Short text messages only)


Subj: Chamung County
Date: 02/08/2004 9:13:43 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: whiteford39@msn.com (Karen E. Ford)
To: TriCountie@aol.com

I am looking for great grandfather Michael White. All I know is that he was born in Dublin, Ireland. I have no birth date or death date or when he immigrated to the United States. My guess would be 1840 to 1850.

Any information would be greatly appreciated. Karen E. Ford whiteford39@msn.com


Subj: JAYNES, Peter
Date: 02/08/2004 10:22:07 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: tcmartin@execulink.com (Tammy Martin)
To: TriCountie@aol.com

Hi there, I am looking for an obit. For Peter Jaynes who died Dec 7, 1990 in Chemung, NY. He would have been around the age of 85

Thanks


Subj: Thompson Family: Chemung
Date: 02/06/2004 9:14:56 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: cfarley@2ki.net (Carrie Farley)
To: TriCountie@aol.com

I am trying to locate Beulah BENJAMIN THOMPSON and family. On February, 10th 1945 Beulah gave birth to my father in Elmira, NY. My father's birth name is Richard Albert THOMPSON. Beulah for some reason or another had to give my father up for adoption. I have my father's adoption papers. Beulah surrendered my father to the Elmira Child and Family Services for adoption. The adoption itself took place at the Livingston County Courthouse in Geneseo, NY on April, 26th 1948. Richard ( my father ) was adopted to Leonard E. FARLEY and Lucille I. FARLEY of Mount Morris, NY. My father's adopted name is Danny Harl FARLEY.

If anyone has any information about this case please contact me Carrie FARLEY at cfarley@2ki.net .


Subj: McCARTY
Date: 02/02/2004 2:16:26 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: bigkid33@alltel.net (marilyn)
To: TriCountie@aol.com

I am trying to find a record of some sort for the birth of John McCarty(McCarthy) in Chemung county (Elmira) on Nov. 24, 1867. His parents were Patrick McCarty and Mary Sprague.

Marilyn Strubbe bigkid33@alltel.net


Subj: Chemung Co.
Date: 01/31/2004 11:38:41 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: TammyCooper821@msn.com (Tammy Cooper)
To: TriCountie@aol.com

I am looking for infomation on John and Harriet Cooper. Harriet was born about 1825 in N.Y. her parents were born in Vt. I would like to find what Harriet's maiden name was. John Cooper was born about 1814 in PA. he was a shingle maker. Some of John & Harriets children were:
George J. Cooper born 1850-1855?? in NY
Francis Cooper born NY
E?? Cooper born NY
Lyman Cooper born MI
Alice Cooper born MI
Ida Cooper born MI

there could be more children.

My Cooper's lived in Spencer Twp. Kent Co. Michigan other Cooper's I am interested in are;

Clark Cooper born about 1796 in NY married Susanna ? born NY they were in Kent Co. Mi. in 1870

Roger C. Cooper born about May 6, 1792 in Chemung Tioga Co. NY he married Susanna ?

George Cooper of Chemung married to Susannah Kortrite (sp) Kortright? born July 19, 1765?? married 1786? George died Feb. 3 1821? Susannah died Jan. 2, 1841? I got this info. from the Latter Day Saints family search so I don't know how accurate it is. I only found a few people with the name spelled Kortrite so I don't know if this is correct or not.

I would love any information on any of these people. Or any Cooper at all that lived in the Chemung area and moved to the Kent Co. Michigan area. Thanks very much!!! TammyCooper821@msn.com


Subj: Strock
Date: 01/28/2004 4:46:39 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: RCon193545@aol.com
To: JoyceTice

I am looking for information about John Strock and his wife Polly? I found them in a census for Southport , can't seem to find out anything more.

Thank you,
Robert Congdon
Campbell, NY 14821


Subj: Chemung County
Date: 01/28/2004 11:29:07 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: cweeks3@cfl.rr.com (cliff weeks)
To: TriCountie@aol.com

I am looking for more information on my grandfather Samson WEEKS. The last place he has showed up is in the 1920 U.S. census township of Veteran in Chemung County,ED #62. He is listed there with is wife Ola and 4 children Samson jr., Mildred,Oliver and my father Seneca.

Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you
Clifford J. Weeks
cweeks3@cfl.rr.com


Subj: Chemung
Date: 01/21/2004 2:39:40 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: LValetta@alltel.net (Linda Valetta)
To: TriCountie@aol.com

ROBYLER, Philip, Vivian, Wallace, Gloria and Flossie. Seeking information on this family who ran a boarding home on East Erie Avenue in 1930. Flossie is the sister of my Grandfather, Sherman E. Bloom.

Any help appreciated, Linda


Subj: Tioga VanEtten Township
Date: 01/20/2004 3:26:56 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: jthefft@localnet.com (Jean Hefft)
Reply-to: jthefft@localnet.com (Jean Hefft)
To: TriCountie@aol.com

I am looking for the parent's names for Jennie Buttles VanMarter who was born on 1 October 1843. She was my maternal Great Grandmother and was married to Freeman Wesley VanMarter and they lived in Halsey Valley, NY. Any information on the Buttles family will be appreciated. Thank you . Jean Hefft


Subj: Keatings
Date: 01/19/2004 2:34:20 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: mikekeating@webtv.net (Michael Keating)
To: TriCountie@aol.com

Looking for information on:
James Keating and wife
Mary Keating (nee Scullans), both born in Ireland.

Their children:
James G., born in Elmira in 1872
Patrick
Mary
Bridgit

Family left Elmira sometime in the 1880's for Illinois.

Thank You Mike Keating


Subj: Cornell
Date: 01/14/2004 3:33:48 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: gnidp@yahoo.com (phyllis dixon)
To: joycetice@aol.com

Dear Joyce, I have so enjoyed browsing your web pages. I am looking for any information I can find on Elihu Cornell found in the 1840 census of Chemung. We think he may be related to our Elihu Cornell who lived in Yates and Steuben counties. Raised a large family there. Some of the sons migrated to Michigan and they are my family.

I know you don't do research but looking to see where perhaps the Cornells from your area moved in Steuben. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Phyllis Dixon


Subj: Chemung
Date: 01/14/2004 4:58:49 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: Tlowe799@aol.com
To: TriCountie

HI
I am looking for information on a Hazel COLE and Doyle L. DEAN.they had four children Doyle Richmond,Ella E, Marjorie Elizabeth and Charles(adopted by Southard family) The children were said to have been born in Elmira and I find them in the 1920 census. Desperately need confiration of birth date of Doyle L. DEAN Marriage record to Hazel , or birth records of the children. If anyone can help me please cantact me direct.

tlowe799@aol.com.I have more details that I will share with anyone who would like it. I desperately need the confirmation link between COLE and DEAN to help end a very long search.The childrens birth's took place between 1914(15) and 1919.

Thanks Terri Lowe


Subj: Chemung Co. (Elmira, NY)
Date: 01/13/2004 8:54:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: mharmer@bellsouth.net
To: TriCountie@aol.com

I am searching for info on William Rufus JAMES born in Addison, NY 3/3/1871 and died in Elmira, NY 7/5/1918, in particular who his parents were. He moved to Elmira in 1897 and ran a cafe at 409 Railroad Ave until his death. He is buried in St. Peter & Pauls Catholic Cemetery, Elmira, NY.

Thank you. Kathy Harmer


Subj: Follett, Ralph
Date: 01/13/2004 9:46:33 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: ckbk4@juno.com (Charles G Kersch)
To: TriCountie@aol.com

I am searching for the cemetery where my g-g-grandfather is buried. I believe that he died in Elmira, New York, between 1880 and 1890. If you cannot help me, please point me to the person who can. I very much appreciate your help.

Betty Kendall Kersch


Subj: Max Clifford Stormes
Date: 01/06/2004 11:31:42 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: brian.mcdaniel@comcast.net (Brian S. McDaniel)
To: JoyceTice@aol.com

On November 4, 1944, the United States Navy launched the destroyer USS Stormes, named in honor of Lt. Commander Max Clifford Stormes of Big Flats, New York. This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of its launch, and I am writing a compiled history of the both the ship and the man it honors.

I am writing you on a quest for information about Commander Stormes. Specifically, I would like to find general biographical information about him—the names of his parents, their occupation, names of siblings, and information on any school he may have attended, such as elementary or high school.

It also would be wonderful if members of the Stormes family remain in the Big Flats area. My cursory search of the Internet has yielded very few leads so far. If you can help, I would be very appreciative.

Sincerely yours,
Brian S. McDaniel Crest Hill, Illinois


Subj: Alexander Steele Turner
Date: 01/03/2004 8:35:50 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: jwtrat@msn.com (Jack Turner)
To: TriCountie@aol.com

I am trying to locate any information about Alexander Steele Turner. The records we have indicate he was from the Elmira area. He moved to the Buffalo area in the mid 1800's. His family was from England.

Thank you,
Rebecca Turner,
jwtrat@msn.com