Chemung Queries & Surname Listings
Subject: Chemung: Elmira: COLEMAN
From: Michael Sullivan, email@example.com
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2009
John Joseph COLEMAN born In Scranton,PA married Mary GILROY daughter of Patrick GILROY and Mary LANGAN of Avoca,Luzerne,PA. John, a railroad worker, and Mary lived in Avoca,PA but after 1910 and before 1917 they moved to Elmira,Chemung,NY where John worked for the New York Central railroad. He was killed in a railroad accident after 1930 in the railroad roundhouse. John and Mary had seven children: Mary born in Avoca,PA around 1912, Margaret born in Avoca,PA around 1913, John born in Avoca,PA around 1915, Agnes born in Elmira,NY around 1917, Robert born in Elmira,NY around 1919, Dorothy born in Elmira,NY around 1922 and Donald born in Elmira,NY around 1922. John Joseph COLEMAN'S widow, Mary GILROY COLEMAN, continued to live in NY and used her railroad pass to frequently visit her sister Agnes GILROY GARRETT in Detroit,MI. Agnes GILROY GARRETT is my grandmother. I would like to contact my COLEMAN cousins.
Michael John Sullivan
Grosse Ile, MI
Subject: Raymond Pendergast Descendants
From: Barbara Moussa, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009
I am trying to find my real Great Grandfather. My Grandfather was Raymond Pendergast adopted son of James Pendergast born 1838 in Ireland and moved and lived in New York Saratoga County. My Grandfather was born Raymond Dyer in December of 1904. My real Great Grandfather --- last name of Dyer, Married a Jennie Howard, who was my great grandmother. My G-Grandfather was in Prison somewhere within a few miles of Elmira. He was in when my Grandfather was very young so probably as early as 1910 my grandfather had a brother named Howard who was also adopted by James Pendergast and he was born in 1908. My Grandfather remembers as a young boy living across the street from a large wall and the family thinks it was the prison wall in Elmira??? No one in the family knows anything' else. Can you help? We think it was a maximum security prison, we think he was in for murder, we think he was Irish, but the name appears to be British.
my email is email@example.com
Thank you Barbara Moussa
Subject: Chemung County Query
From: "Dave Lehman" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009
Lena M. HOTALEN Neff was the daugher of Daniel A. HOTALEN and Emma JOHNSTON. Lena was born abt. 1890. She married George William NEFF b. July 23, 1887 in Pennsylvania; d. December 23, 1918. They had Harry N. NEFF b. 1910; d. February 15, 1910 (aged 8 days). In 1920 census Lena is listed as living on Harmon/Herman St. in Elmira, NY, living with her mother, her nephew Chester A. MAXWELL, and a boarder. SInce Lena was only 30 years old in 1920, I am guessing she probably married again. If you have any info on any of these people please contact me to exchange information.
Dave Lehman, email@example.com
Subject: Seeking Information about Alfred Jonathan Eldridge
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009
Dear Friends, I am seeking any available information about Alfred Jonathan Eldridge, born August 4, 1811 allegedly in Chemung County, New York.
Thank you. Ed Eldridge
Subject: Elmira Ward 2, Chemung, New York
From: "Long, Ryan M ", firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009
Hello, I have an inquiry on whether the family member below is in your records regarding Chemung county. He was born in 1851 in New York State. I am uncertain as to death date, though he was in Chemung in 1910 according to Federal Census. LONG, Rev. John C. Long.
Sincerely, Ryan Long (716) 969-0644
Subject: Gilroy, Coleman
From: Michael Sullivan, email@example.com
Date: Sat, 06 Jun 2009
I am looking for the descendants of my Great Aunt Mary Gilroy Coleman who lived in Elmira,Chemung,NY on 726 Herrick St per the 1930 US census.
She was born in Pittston, Luzerne,PA to Patrick Gilroy and Mary Langan around 1886. Her siblings were Martin, John Francis (married Mary Walsh),Henry (died in childhood) and Agnes (my grandmother who married John Garrett of Avoca,PA and moved to Detroit,MI). Mary Gilroy married John Coleman (born 1887 in Scranton,Luzerne,PA) in around 1911 most likely in Scranton,PA.
They had seven children of whom the 1st three were born in Luzerne,PA. The last four were born in Elmira,Chemung Cty, NY. The children of Mary and John are: Mary born around 1912 in PA, Margaret born around 1913 in PA, John born around 1915 in PA, Agnes born around 1916 in NY, Robert born around 1919 in NY, and, evidently, twins Donald and Dorothy bron around 1922 in NY.
Mary's husband John Coleman worked for the New York Central Railroad as forman in the round house. He died in a train accident in the round house. As a young child in Detroit,MI , I remember when my Great Aunt Mary, then a widow, came by train to Detroit and stayed with her sister, my grandmother, Agnes Gilroy Garrett. Mary was known to us as Aunt Maime - she was so much fun. Somehow over time when Great Aunt Mary (Maime) and my grandmpther died, contact with the Coleman's was lost.
My contact e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael John Sullivan
Grosse Ile, MI
Subject: Elijah T Cable m Sylvia M. Judd, Nov 1841
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 10:52:13 -0800
Seeking information on Elijah T. Cable, b abt 1816 CT, possibly Litchfield or Fairfield Co. Married Sylvia M. Judd in Catherine Twp, Chemung Co, Nov 1841. Sylvia's parents were William Foster Judd and Abigail Beardsley Judd - also from CT. Looking for any other information on Elijah T. Cable. Research indicates that Elijah and Sylvia's first child was born in NY in 1843, then they moved to MI and on to CA. There is a Margaret Cable as head of household in Chemung NY 1840 census with two males in age group 20-30. Could this be the mother?
Kathy Zehner email@example.com
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 19:17:46 -0500
Hi There, I am researching all known descendantsf NATHAN WOODARD (1795-1832) of Bradford and Tioga Co. PA. Looking to share info with other researchers/descendants. I'm currently trying to locate grave or dates of birth and death for LUCIA/LUTIA (WOODARD) WELCH, and her husband GEORGE WELCH, born 1840; died??? Also trying to find grave or dates of birth and death for CLARK BARTLETT and his wife LYYTA ANN (WOODWARD) BARTLETT, born 1858; died after 1920.
Thanks. Todd A. Distasio -- Nancy L. Distasio