Chemung Queries & Surname Listings
Your site is wonderful. I am looking for any information on----OR DIRECTION.
This is all I know. Where can I find Obituary article? All names below I believe are in Chemung County.
ANNA PICEK COWILICK
FROM LUPKOW OR LUPKOVI, POLAND
BORN 1884 0R 1889
LIVED IN ELMIRA HEIGHTS, CHEMUNG COUNTY, NY
BURIED ST. NICHOLAS CEMENTARY
Children, Harry Cowilick
Brother, Steve Picek, Cook, Minnesota (my grandpa)
METRO COWILICK - HUSBAND
BURIED ST. NICHOLAS CEMENTARY
BURIED, ST. NICHOLAS CEMENTARY
Thank you for reading this.
Jane Picek Schmidt
19879 See Gull Rd
Brainerd, Minneosta 56401
Seeking information on DARTT Family gf Wm Allen DARTT b. Aug. 1850 Elmira, Chemung, NY Mother: Cordelia UPSON Dartt d. Sept. 1850 Father: Allen M. DARTT, Physician b. 1821 Howard, Steuben, NY d. 1885 WI
Patricia DARTT Peel
Seeking information on James MOLSON who is listed on the 1850 Chemung County Census, town of Elmira. James is listed as 35, M Mu, Barber, b. PA with wife Hannah, 21, F, Mu and daughter H. E., 8, F Mu. There are two others living in the same household: George Holmes and Henry McCoy. James MOLSON is listed on page 245 and his brother, D. W. MOLSON, is listed on page 218. I have not been able to find James after 1850. Might he be listed on the 1855 NY State Census Records?
Thank you, in advance, for any information.
Jeannette L. Molson Woodland CA
I am searching for the parents of Benjamin Squires from Chemung NY. He was my great grandfather and was in Illinois in 1880. Can you help me. I will be glad to pay for the information.
Marilyn Bolster Zimmer
Rock Island County IL
I am looking for any and all info on the following: Frank WOOD who married Jennie CHAPMAN. Their children were: Clarence WOOD who married 3 times (Sophia, Sylvia, Katherine Wheeler), Eva Mae WOOD Allen, Fred WOOD, Florence WOOD.
Thanks for helping, Sylvia HECK
I am researching my great-grandfather Theodore Fuller, born 1850 in New York and living in Chemung - Chemung (as per 1870 Census). He married Susan ? Fuller and next appears in Census records for PA - Tioga - Delmar Twp., which is my family's primary location.
3 Questions, please:
Susan Fuller's maiden name? (am assuming they were married in NY- Chemung-Chemung?)
Theodore Fuller's father's name? (Census records indicate that both his parents born in NY).
Where are Chemung County marriage records held?
Thank you for any help you are able to give. I have been searching
for some time via Internet (I live in Philly area) but cannot find this
information. Have a great day!
Ruth Randall email@example.com
Subject: Elmira Addresses
I am inquiring about photographs of three buildings. I am trying to find these for a friend of our family. 1) St. Anthony's Parish House - corner of Washington Ave and N. Main St. (1944-45) 2) White Lighthouse (Ice Cream Parlor) - Lake Street near the corner of Washington Ave (1951-52) 3) Windmill - house near the corner of Washington Ave and Walnut St (1944-45)
Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You. Mike Gilbert
Subject: Patterson / Stweart
I am attempting to locate the marriage license or other document from my great grandparents marriage. Date of marriage: November 20, 1876. Groom: William Henry PATTERSON Bride: Isadora (“Dora”) Violette STEWART Place: Breesport Baptist Church, Cheung County, New York. Pastor: Reverend William P. Omans presiding.
If you can give me any help it would be greatly appreciated. The current Pastor has no knowledge of what might have been done with old Church records.
Donna L. Lamp
Thanks for creating the "rootsweb" website and doing all of the work to organize the genealogies of Chemung County.
I'm hoping that you or one of our compatriots would help me with some issues. Is there anyone who could discuss the Miller families of Chemung County with me? My Miller family originated in Westchester County. My great great grandfather moved from Danbury Ct to Ann Arbor, MI in about 1859. One of his sons, Frank Marcus, my great grandfather, moved from Ann Arbor to Chemung County about 1884 when he was 18-20 years old. I know there was a John Miller (born in Chemung c. 1809) who went to MI and then returned to Chemung with his family (Lafayette - a son- and an unmarried older daughter.) I don't believe he is descended from the original Abraham Miller from PA and of German extraction. And ??
1. Were there Millers who moved from Westchester, Dutchess, or Putnam Counties to Chemung between 1830 and 1880? If so, who?
2. Were there any newspapers that announced marriages in Horseheads that took place in 1888? and that are archived and can be accessed (hopefully online)?
I have already subscribed to PABRADFO-D. Can I take up these matters and questions at that email location? As far as Chemung County goes, I have very little to offer in the way genealogy unless the connections to Eastern New York can be made.
Please get back to me on this. Best regards, N. Frank Miller, Ph.D.
Searching MOULTER family in Erin. Also the John Carman that married Rose Moulter about 1901.
Carol Johnson Spencer, NY firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to find the month/day of a cemetery listing for William Saunders buried in the Millport Cemetery. Dates listed are 1853 1907. I need to find an obituary, but without at least the month I am unable to do so.
Thank you, Donna Gauthier
From: Clifford J.Weeks email@example.com
I am searching for more information on my grandmother Ila WATTS Weeks. She was married to Samson Weeks of Veteran township. The 1920 census said she was born in Pennsylvania in1882. She died in Veteran N.Y. and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira N.Y. Any info about her mother and father would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you Clifford J.Weeks Satellite Beach Fl. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been attempting to find the parents of a Miles Vaughn who was born around 1830 and married a Sarah Hunter. They had a son by the name of Charles Hunter Vaughn who was my Grandfather. I located Miles in the 1860 census in Erin but have not been able to find anything from the 1850 census. Was there a problem from that area for that census?? Any help to point me in the right direction will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, D. Vaughn Yeager
I am searching for information pertaining to the CLOKE family (Irish immigrants). Some family members were/are; George, Robert, Joseph, Thomas, Michael, Kevin. Also looking for any information on the WAGNER family (Italian immigrants). WAGNER was not their true name, they changed it after arriving in the states. The only WAGNER I know for certain that I am related to is, Anthony Joseph Wagner. He had 2 daughters, Catherine and Mary Ann. I believe he was married to a woman of German descent, last name HENSE or HESS. And, any information on the relatives of Eddie ELDRIDGE, Congdon BLACK, or James WHITE, would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Michael Cloke
From: Cari Lewis Hager email@example.com
Am looking for information about my relation Rebecca VINCENT who resided in Elmira from 1860-1880. She is listed as a widow age 56 in 1860 with Ricahrd 18, James 14 and Adeline10. In 1870 she is listed with Richard 28 and Harriett 28. Richard is her son, we do not know who Harriett is and there is no relationship notation. In 1880 she is living with another widow Maria Thompson and her family. We are looking for her burial location, death records. Her son Richard Vincent served with the 107th Infantry during the civil war. He is my GG Grandfather, Rebecca is my GGG Grandmother.
Thank you for any information you might be able to offer for this family. Cari Lewis Hager firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve been on your site and it has been very helpful. But I’m still looking for more. I am a 2 hour ride away so anything would be helpful. I am looking for William D cockshutte, and any member of his family. I have addresses and clues all over the tricounty area; I most believe that William and his Wife Helen died in that area. They are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira NY. I am looking for death records and birth records. Helen was born Helen M. Curran in Waverly. The last know address for William is111 Marion Ave Elmira heights
Thanks for any help. Thank you Sandy Cockshutte
I am trying to track down information on my grandparents; "Frank" LAUGHLIN and Anna THOMAS LAUGHLIN. Franks full name may have been Francis James Laughlin or James Francis Laughlin. Both were born in or near Elmira in the 1890s. They had a son James Francis Laughlin (my father) who was born in Elmira, Dec 27, 1918. Frank had several siblings but I don't know their names. Anna had a brother, Earl Thomas who as far as I know lived in Chemung Co. all his life. Anna and Earl Thomas may have been all or part Iroquois.
Any info would be sincerely appreciated. Dennis M. Laughlin
Looking to prove relationship between Andrew C. MCCUMBER and Charles MCCUMBER. I have a birth date of about 1810 in Rhode Island for Andrew C. MCCUMBER. Andrew MCCUMBER was a well known tanner in Horseheads. I think he is the brother of Charles MCCUMBER who is born about 1814 in Rhode Island. Charles was married first to a Esther HIBBARD and had a child named Ellen MCCUMBER. Esther dies soon after giving birth to Ellen MCCUMBER on 1 October 1840 in Pompey, NY. I think Andrew MCCUMBER adopts Ellen MCCUMBER sometime between 1850-1860. Charles MCCUMBER spent approx. 1843-1856 in Phoenix, NY then with his second family he had with Phoebe Melissa Tanner Johnson and then they moved to Lyons, NY, where he spent the last 40 years of his life.
Liz Parmalee Knoxville, TN 37923
I am looking for any info on my wife's line of the Peckham's. Most of they lived in Chemung County NY or the Wellsboro area of PA. The below is all I have on them and any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Francis C. Peckham b. 23 May 1901 - d. 1980, m. Gertrude Lillian
Leach b. 22 Nov 1906 - d. 25 Aug 1978. Married 06 Feb 1923 in Southport
Children: Marian Becker Peckham b. 03 Jul 1926 Elmira NY
William Peckham b. 04 Jul 1928 Elmira NY
Betty Jane Peckham b. 24 Feb 1932 d. Nov 2002 Elmira NY
Francis Richard Peckham b. 04 Jul 1932 Elmira NY
Melvin Peckham b.???? Elmira NY
John Peckham b. 07 Oct 1934 Elmira NY, d. Apr 2006 Tampa FL
Richard Peckham b. 04 Aug 1934 Elmira NY, d. 04 Dec 2001
Ellen Theresa Peckham b. 04 Nov 1937 Elmira NY
Robert Peckham b. 03 Dec 1943 Elmira NY
Thank you, Donald Willis
I am searching for any additional information concerning John DASKAM, who died in 1834 in Big Flats, Chemung Co., NY and his family. Here is the information I have on the family:
John was born in Connecticut in 1759 and served in the American Revolution. He was married to May WAKELEE and had several children. They moved to New York sometime after 1801. I am interested mostly in John's son Robert (b. 1801 CT d. 1882 WI) and his family ( his wife was Anna Maria WHEELER (b. ca. 1807) and they had 10 children). Robert's son John Washington DASKAM (b. 1830 NY) was married to Caroline ASHDOWN in Horseheads in 1855, but the copy of the marriage certificate does not list their parents. Robert moved to Wisconsin in 1859 (with the younger children) and John followed in 1862.
I was wondering:
1. if John (the elder) left a will, listing his children, or if there is a record of his burial
2. there is any record of Robert and Anna's children's births
3. anyway to link John Washington Daskam to his parents
I have found no record of the family in the 1850 census, but was wondering if they might be on a New York State Census listing the family.
Thank you very much Lara Grant Ripon, WI
Date: April 10, 06
From: William A. Pease email@example.com
We have an extensive family of PEASE people in SE Indiana N KY and SW Ohio who came from your area but we still can't make that final link. We need to make a solid link for Joel PEASE born abt 1770 NY , Hannah TOWER PEASE born 1-1-1776 RI, their daughter Cilenda PEASE Gillis born 1-26-1792 NY and their son Harvey PEASE born abt 1800/02 NY. All of them came to Indiana and Kentucky from your area with Coles, Towers, Lemons and Munfords around 1815. An apparent but unproven brother of our Joel PEASE definitely lived in your area.He was Abel PEASE with a wife Lucy MARTIN . They had 10 children beginning in Ballstown and Spencertown and then Chemung Co. then Ovid and Lyons NY. Abel was born Oct. 20 1762 NY and died 1839 Clark Co. Ind. his daughter Laura was born in Spencertown 7-16-1791 and died 7-19-1791 in Chemung. His son and probable nephew of our Joel was Joel born 2-26-1792 in Chemung and died 9-8-1793 in Chemung. His daughter Louisa was born in Chemung 7-15-1794. his son Abel Jr. was born Chemung 12-9-1797 and died 1825. another son John Calvin was born 6-27-1799 in Chemung and died in Ohio .
Our theory is our Joel fits as brother of Abel as they are sons of Joel PEASE Sr. and wife Elizabeth CAMPBELL, again in your area. Joel and Elizabeth CAMPBELL PEASE had the following children: (1) Bethia b 4-12-1760 d 4-29-1800. (2) Abel b 10-20-1762 NY d 2-2-1839 in Ind. and we think is the brother. (3) Asa b 1764 (4) Eleanor b 9-13-1765 d 1-13-1844 in Ovid. (5) Miriam (6) Joel ( and hopefully our Joel) b abt 1770 (7) Betsey b abt 1772 (8) George b 1774 (9) Nathaniel (named after Joel Sr's father) b 1776 (10) Louisa b 1778.
There is more circumstantial evidence collected by five of us over the past few years if needed. Anything to help finalize Joel, Hannah, (daughter of Gideon and abigail Perkins Tower) , their son Harvey PEASE or daughter Cilenda Pease would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks , William Pease wapease@ earthlink.net
IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME I WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATIVE! I am looking for a GEORGE CASTLE b. ca 1834 in NY and his wife DELL VANBUSKIRK CASTLE b. ca 1842, who were married ca 1860-64. They lived in Chemung County in 1870 and in 1880. Their children were ELLA, INEZ, BERTHA, JOHN, GRACE, CARRIE and SARAH. I think George's parents were JOHN and HANNAH CASTLE with whom George was living at the age of 25 on the 1860 census. Their son JOHN C. CASTLE married Sarah McArther around 1900 in Philadelphia, PA.
Any and all help would be appreciated.
Jackie G. Castle firstname.lastname@example.org
Pheba Bentley, age 30 in the 1860 census of Van Etten, Chemung Co.,NY is listed with her four BENTLEY children: George b.c. 1850; John b.c.1853; William b.c. 1857 and Josephine b.c.1859. She m. 2d on 23 October 1862 in Chemung, Andrew Jackson BRINK. Andrew J. BRINK and family are listed in Van Etten 1865-1900. Phoebe is there in 1910, a widow. Her children m. as follows: George probably m.Lucinda A. DAVENPORT; John m. Ida M.( ) and William m. Ada M ( ).
Was Pheba/Phoebe's first husband Mathew L. BENTLEY who is buried at Seely Hill Cemetery in Van Etten having died in 1859, age 33?
Seek additional information about these BENTLEYS.
My name is Mary McNeil Haglund. I am writing from Albany, NY. My father, Frederic W. McNeil, Jr., was adopted in 1922 by a couple from Elmira, Frederic W. and Sarah Brooks McNeil. Apparently his birth father died in a plane crash in the south and his birth mother brought him from Georgia to Pennsylvania where Sarah picked him up. Sarah had been married before to a Mr. Brooks and had a son, name unknown, who was raised as my father s half-brother. The family moved to Hammondsport around the time of the depression and my father graduated from the Hammondsport high school. I am curious about the McNeil s and also about who his birth parents may have been. I have found several McNeil s on your site, but am not sure they are connected. Fred Sr s father was Frank and he had a brother, Frank, and a sister, Eleanor. My father served in WWII, graduated from Dennison College and from Colgate Rochester Divinity School.
Thank you in advance for any help you can give me. Your site is wonderful I wish other counties had such resources.
Yours, Mary Haglund, email:email@example.com
I am looking for information on Charity Culver MIDDAUGH's husbands. Her first husband I have as a last name of HINLY (From a paper written by her daughter Jane) Children: Mary Ann Hinly born 12 May 1817 Rachel Hinly born 11 March 1819 died 7 Dec 1836 Charity's second husband , Anthony Middaugh.
Any information on either would be extremely helpful. Also her daughter Jane's husband Anthony HAMILTON.I have information that he was born in Chemung Co, NY, which at the time may have been Tioga Co., NY. I have some of his siblings from one's obituary but cannot find his parents.
Thank you--Eileen Howard
Looking for information on my grandparents, FRANK LAUGHLIN and ANNA LAUGHLIN (nee THOMAS). Franks' actual name may have been Francis or James Francis Laughlin. My father JAMES FRANCIS LAUGHLIN was born to them in Elmira, December 1918. Anna had at least one brother, EARL THOMAS.
Any help will be appreciated. Dennis Laughlin
What I know:
married Phebe S b.Abt.
1798 in NY d. May 1883 in
Some time between 1839 and 1850 ? Wilmot died and Phebe married Nathan Bumpus
1850 Census shows the youngest Wilmot boy Asael living with Nathan & Phebe Bumpus in Villanova, NY (He was listed as the last name Bumpus) Census showed Jannett as living next door with husband G House, son Leroy (age 2) and George Wilmot
(Unknown) WILMOT & Phebe had 6 children:
2 Frederick Wilmot b. Abt 1829
+ Elvira Beach b.May1831 Chautauqua Co, NY d.Oct 1917
3 Phebe K Wilmot bFeb1852 in Plover, WI d. Jul. 1888in Plover, WI
3 George O Wilmot b. 1855 in Plover, WI d Nov1880 Plover, WI
1850 Census shows Frederic & Elvira as only Wilmonts in Plover, WI2 Ursula Wilmot b. Mar 1825 in
Strope m. Aug 1847 at
1860 Census shows then living in Plover, WI2 George L Wilmot b.Apr 1837 in NY d. Jun 1910 in Plover, WI m. 1955
+ Dorcas England b. 1839 Wood Co, OH d.Oct 1921 Portage Co, WI
3 Frederick G Wilmot b Sep 1858 in WI d. Mar 1915
+ Isabelle Shannon n Sep 1863 d. Apr 1927 in WI
3 Eva Wilmot b. Abt 1857 d. Jan 1893 in WI
+ Mark F Pierce
1860 Census shows family in Plover, WI
Jennett Wilmot b. 1826 in
+ G H House b. 1818 (1855 Villenova shows him as having lived in CA 3 yrs
3 Leroy b. 1853
+ Lewis Beach b. 1827 MI d.1902 Portage Co, WI
She is shown on 1850 Census as married to G House and living next door to
Nathan & Phebe Bumpus with son Leroy (age 2) & George Wilmot (age 14)
She is shown on 1855 Villenova census as living with John & JaneWarner
And having lived in Villenova for 10 years.
2 Jane Wilmot b.Jul
+ John Warner b.Sep 9 1825
3 Frederick Althebert b.1852 d. 1920
3 John Morton b 1856 d.1921
1855 Villonova census showed she had lived there 10 years
2 Asael Castle Wilmot b. 1839 in Nasville, Chautuqua Co, NY d.1933 Chicago, IL
+ Hannah Morrison b.1844
Elizabeth Wilmot b. Sep 1879
+ George Dean Parks b. 1864 Sullivan, In D 1938
4 Margaret Parks b.Jan 1905
+ Samuel H Paul b.1899
4 Dean Wilmot Parks b.May
4 John R Parks b July 1907
4 George R Parks b. Oct 1913
The above info from Family Records , Obits and Census and Cemetery Records.
The Wilmots are
all buried in the
The listing for both are at The University of WI Stevens Point
I would like to know the first name and ancestors of ? Wilmot and The last name and ancestors of his wife Phebe S (Her grave stone Is Phebe S Bumpus) Also the birth, marriage ,death dates and where he is buried.George H Paul
The 6th child was Asael Castle Wilmot. I have
seen his name spelled Asael, Asel Asahel. His military records with his
signature show Asael.
He was in Co D 5th WI Infantry. Castle must be a maiden name
but have not been able to connect it up There
was a Julia Castle Married to a Edwin P Wilmot who had a son Asahel Camden Wilmot b.1824 but can find no
connection with my Asael. There was also a
Do not know if the below are connected to my part of the family
History of Unadilla,
1820 Census shows Frederick Wilmot age 45+, Wife age 26-45, 2 sons age 10-16,
1 daughter 10-16, 1 daughter 16-26
Asahel Wilmot age 16-26, Wife age 16-26, 1 daughter age 1-10
1830 Census shows Asahel
3 daughters 5-15
Also Willis &
Lillian Wilmot at
1840 Census shows A C Wilmot age 50, wife age 40-50, 2 sons 5, l son 5-10,2 daughters 5-10, 2 daughters 15-20, 1 age 30
Tioga Co records show Jennett Wilmot d, Mar 1876 age 74 yrs
Buried at Glenwood, Silver Creek, Town of
Tioga County History Shows George Willmott, Farmer & James R Willmott as owner of saw mill and ice dealerHope to hear from you
The following Bates households are on the 1790 census for Montgomery County, Chemung Town. Can anybody tell me how these families were related? John BATES: 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, 1 female William BATES: 1 male >16, 1 male <16, 6 females Benjamin BATES: 2 males >16, 3 females Elisha BATES: 1 male >16, 1 male <16, 1 female Luke BATES: 1 male >16, 1 male <16, 2 females Jonathan BATES: 1 male >16, 3 males <16, 4 females
Thanks for any help! Nancy Mann
From: Susan Ness :firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:59 PM
Subject: KARKAS, John and Mary, Van Etten, Chemung
I am a Canadian searching for information about my father s uncle, Juho (John) Karkas or Karkos who appeared in the 1920 census in Van Etten, Chemung. Their children are Olive, Elizabeth and Paul all born in Pennsylvania. They were Finnish immigrants.
Thanks, Susan Ness
Delta, BC, Canada
Seeking more information on George Jerome Odell, his wife Olive
Elmira Raymond and children Emory E., William C., Adelbert E., George
E., Charles Raymond, Franklin B.(aka Frank), Frederick M., and Nora B.
Odell Mack Seeking information on the Michael Mullally aka Mullaly
family in Albany NY area c. 1904 Odell, Raymond, Bennett, Mullally or
This is a 2nd message because I neglected to add my name which is Patricia E. Bryant. I am requesting assistance in learning the date of death, place of death for my father Isaac Ulysses BRYANT. His date of burial is 4/4/1992 at Woodlawn Cemetery which is listed in the Woodlawn Cemetery records internet site. His wife was L. Marie.
BROWN - HORNING The Maple Grove Cemetery in Johnson Hollow, Catlin
Township has a large upright marker with the name Frederick Brown, born
Oct 31, 1849, died Jan 17, 1871 on the front. The marker has the name
Horning at the bottom. The right side of the marker has the name Almina
Horning April 27, 1851 - Jan 13, 1920. The back of the marker has the
name Abraham Horning Aug 18, 1832 - Feb 15, 1886. I would like any
information on why my great great Uncle Frederick Brown's name is on
the Horning marker. He may have been Almina's first husband.
Subject: COATS - TICE
Looking for the TICE person who married Alvira / Elvira COATS sometime after 1856. (She is referred to as "Coats" in a 1856 will). Alvira was born 1818-1820, the d/o William T. and Catherine Luse / Luce Coats Her parents resided at Horseheads; she is buried at Woodlawn in Elmira.
Any help appreciated. Beverly Luce Walker
Lake City, Florida