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(updated 1/12/2008)

Subject: Garbarino
Date: 12/29/2007 8:27:06 PM Eastern Standard Time,

hi my name is tom fasce and i live in livonia new york near conesus lake(western most finger lake) i have been searching fo info about my greatgrandmother's family,as far as i can tell they were the only family in elmira with a very common italian name,i have exhausted all the info on and similiar sites, so now i can either wait till the 1940 census comes out or find another decendant who has additional info i neeed, heres my line;

VICENT JOSEPH GARBARINO b.1849 in genoa italy
his wife;MARY GARBARINO(maiden name unknown) b.1851
their son;CHARLES FRANCIS GARBARINO b.1876(according to census reports he was listed policman)
daughter;JENNIE V GARBARINO b.1878 (my greatgrandmother) in elmira,ny
daughter;MARY GARBARINO b.1892 in elmira,ny(pro opera singer)
son;VINCENT GARBARINO b.1894 in elmira,ny
son;FRANCIS EDWARD GARBARINO b.1895 or 96 in elmira,ny
son;JAMES GARBARINO b.1898 in elmira,ny
their grandaughter;VESTA J GARBARINO birthdate unknown

i appreciate any help you can give of steer me towards
tom fasce

Subject: Re: Waverly Class of 1964 [Bradford or Chemung]
Date: 6 Dec 2007

Dear Joyce,
I do not know if I am writing to the correct person. However, in 1964 I graduated from Waverly High School. There were several students in my graduating class that were from the Chemung area that I have often wondered about. I have been gone from Waverly for many years and when asking about such prior students have been informed that no one seems to know what became of them. I live in Arizona and have often felt that I owed them at least a "Hello". If you are aware of such graduates, I would certainly enjoy knowing that they are still around:)))

Sincerely, Chris Nellis

Subject: PIKE
From: Kara Jensen
Date: November 14, 2007

Hello Joyce,
First, I wanted to tell you how great I think your works is! I bet many folks have a better sense of their ancestral pasts after talking to you, and I appreciate that there are people willing to help us eek out our histories!

I am just looking into a small section of our family history for my grandma, who is writing it all up. We are trying to find out if a connection exists between a resident of Chemung County by the name of Sewell Pike (b. Oct 15, 1777), married to Pamela Beardsley (b. Feb 19, 1788), is related to Zebulon Montgomery Pike, the explorer.

We have read that Sewell was buried in the Winton/Catharine Cemetery, but that the headstone reads Mrs. Sewell Pike, not Mr. (Following Sewell's death, Pamela moved west with her sons).

There was a posting from Karen Pike in 2002 that was also seeking similar information, namely the names of Sewell's parents, location of parents, and any other information that is available.

The lineage we are working on is as follows: Samuel Pike (?) + Sewell's mother Sewell Pike (1777) married Pamela Beardsley (1788) Daughter Elizabeth Pike (1807) married Ben Lockerby (1807) Son Seneca Lockerby (1845) married Catherine Barton (1856) Daughter Ermina Lockerby married Roldan Kingman (my great great grandfather) Daughter Marion Jane Kingman (1904) married Earl A Cook (1903) Son Alan F Cook (1928) married Jean Thor (1929) (my grandmother who is researching all this!)

I know that your region of expertise is the TriCounties, so I'm not expecting you to send info on Zebulon Pike. However, if there are any details about Sewell, his parents, his life, etc, we would love to read them. Do you have access to any photos?

Thank you for any details you can pass along. Also, do you happen to know of other resources that are particularly helpful with historical details in that area (I live in Seattle, and am very unfamiliar with the area).

Thanks! Kara Jensen

From: "carl leonard"
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2007

i am looking for information on david CARY b.1799-d.between 1860-1870.born in columbia county,new york.died in bloss twp.tioga county.m.julia ? b.1830-in columbia co.,n.y. d.between 1900-1910 in w.burlington twp.,bradford co.david CARY may have been the grandson of james CARY the 3rd.b.1753-d.1777 at the battle of saratoga in rev.war.julia may have remarried,the 1900 census shows her living with her son james g.CAREY in w.burlington twp.,bradford co.,pa.under the name of julia DANSON not to be confused with julia DAWSON who also is in this family's history.

would like information on charles royal LEONARD b.1880-d.1964 who is my uncle,better known as roy.roy served in Spanish-american war.i know he received a pension for being wounded.i do not have much on him for that time of his life.roy married a french girl by the name of eva LA-MONT would like information on her as well.i can be found at or

carl j.LEONARD,sr.

Subject: SMITH
From: "texpenn59"
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2007

SMITH, James b. abt. 1865, Arnot, Tioga Co., PA. m. Cora Mae Butters, 22 May, 1883, in PA. She was b. Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY.

Any information is appreciated.
Charlotte Smith

Subject: MILROY & McKEY - Veteran/Erin, Chemung Co.
From: Pamela Gibson -
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2007

Elizabeth MILROY b. abt. 1765 Scotland married Alexander McKEY at Princetown, Schenectady County. In attendance were Elizabeth's sisters, Jannet and Ann MILROY. In 1847, in the County Court of Chemung, Elizabeth McKEY, a resident of the Town of Veteran and widow of Alexander McKEY applied for a widow's pension; Alexander McKEY died in the Town of Erin on 3 June 1830. Elizabeth, Jannet and Ann MILROY were daughters of John and Elizabeth McCRAKEN MILROY; I am seeking any information about the MILROY family.

Pamela Gibson

Subject: articles on Hiram James
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007

Hello and thank you for all your work with these pages. I am looking for newspaper articles on Hiram Jaynes chemung co. accidental gunshot wounds head and neck died 6/9/1913 at Eldride Park. The next newpaper article is in chemung co. Clayton Crans around 1937-1939 Crime. These are people from my family.

Thank you,
Charlene Crans Murdock

Date: September 10, 2007

am looking for a list of the children of Carmi LATTIN or LATTEN and Mary Cornelia THOMPSON. Carmi born 1839. Could one of them be Lewis LATTIN or LATTEN born 7-17-1867? If anyone can help me with this family please e mail me at or post a reply to my query.

Thank You.
Linda Smith

Subject:Brown, McConnell
From: Dianne Hutchins -
Date: Sept. 8, 2007

My ggg-grandfather Oliver Brown married Sally (Sara) McConnell in 1815 in Elmira. Does anyone know Oliver's parents or anything else about the Browns? I know that Sally's parents were Samuel McConnell and Deborah Breese. Does anyone know Samuel's parents? Samuel was born in Elmira in 1770.

Dianne Hutchins

From: "Louis Pettinelli"
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007

I am looking for a genealogy of Eileen COLLINS, the astronaut. I know she was from Elmira, but I wonder if she had any Collins relatives from Bradford Co. My great and gg-grandparents lived in the Ridgebury, Bradford Co. area during the mid-1800s until the early 1900s. My gg-grandparents, Patrick SULLIVAN and Mary COLLINS Sullivan`were both born in Ireland. I do not know the names of their parents, but their children born in PA were Thomas b 1844, Mary b 1846, Ann 1849, Timothy b ca 1852, and Margaret b?. (Ann married an Edward McASEY/MAXEY, Timothy married Kathryn HURLEY b. 25 MARCH 1860 in Elmira. She was the daughter of Lawrence HURLEY and Ellen (Helena) CROWLEY Hurley, both born in Ireland,and Margaret married Ed SWEEENEY). I'm guessing that the children were named after their paternal grandparents first and then their maternal grandparents next.

Nancy Frey Pettinelli

From: Nikki Frankenreider -
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2007

I am looking for HAMILTON, Elmer E. , his wife Nellie Mildred Johnson HAMILTON. I need to know their death dates and where they are buried. I am researching the Johnson genealogy. Vital information on their son HAMILTON, Max is also needed. They last resided in Elmira, New York to my knowledge. I believe they were married in Illinois around 1890. They have four other children that I have found in the Illinois Census reports. They are Darrell, Lulu, Grace, and Whedon.

Thank you.
Nikki Frankenreider
Princeton, Illinois

Subject: Lock family of Veteran
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2007

I am trying to locate some information about a man named  - Charles LOCK.  Born about 1856, family live in Veteran, Chemuny Co. with nearest post office in 1860 listed as Millport.  He seved in the Army 1870-1880, during the Indian Wars in Montana.  An ancestor of mine saved his life and was awarded a silver life saving medal for his efforts.  I'd like to learn a bit more about the man (LOCK), if I'm really lucky find a photograph for an article I'd like to write.
Thank you,
John J. Kudlik Ph.D.
CCAC College
History Dept.
Pittsburgh, PA

Subject: Chemung and Bradford CAMPBELL
From: "Darrell Loosle" <>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2007

I am looking for information about Clarence CAMPBELL.  He was born in 1892 to Frank and Idabella Campbell and died in 1961.  I am particularly interested in who he married and when.  Are there any friends or relatives still living that have some information about his life other than that what is already on this site?

Thank you, Margaret S. Loosle

Date:  8/1/2007

Hello Joyce Tice,

My name is Cynthia Lora .. I live in Oregon / am a retired Registered  Nurse / mother of three.

I am searching your site for information as to the ancestry of the  Jervis Langdon,  father of Olivia Clemens Langdon.

Jervis Langdons' mother, Eunice King was married to first husband  Andrew Langdon and the couple had two sons before Andrew Langdon died.  Enuice King Langdon married again  to  second husband ( Mr. Williams ) who died within the first six months of their marriage/ and her third  husband was Jonathan Foord (Ford)..    The Foords had two sons .. one of them Andrew Jackson Ford ( b. 1815 NY - d 1901  SD ) who was my mothers paternal grandfather.

My mothers' father was Theodore Crane Ford . son of Andrew Jackson  Ford and Elizabeth Bushnell.    He was the last of six children .. all older siblings were sisters...   he was named in honor of Thedore Crane, husband of Susan Clemens and close friend of Samuel Clemens,

I'm looking forward to perusing your site .. although Jervis Langdon  is not  a direct ancestor of mine, I've learned a bit about him and admire his assisting the Underground Railroad and  other important social causes.

Thank you for the work you've done on  your site

Best regards
Cynthia Lora

Subject:  Cole, Conklin, Dailey, Fagar, Kimmich, Theurer, and Voight
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007

Hello-  My name is Paul Dailey and I am researching the following names from the Chemung County, NY area:  Cole, Conklin, Dailey, Fagar, Kimmich, Theurer, and Voight.  Many of these families lived in Southport, Big Flats, and the Horseheads area from the 1860's through the mid 1900's.  Please get in touch and perhaps we can share some information.  Thank you!

Subject: Chemung County - LOCKE
From: K White <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007

I have a query for the location of a town that was possibly in the Chemung County that was known as General Hollow.  Does anyone know where this could possibly have been?  It was mentioned in the obit of my husband's Great-gr-gr grandfather Wallace W LOCKE b 13 May 1844, Millport, Chemung, New York and d Feb 1921.  He died in Elmira and his wife was listed as being in General Hollow.  Also if anyone has any information on the LOCKES of the area I would be glad to share what I have also.
Port Byron, NY

Subject:  George, Patterson
"Jeanne Davis" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007

I am looking for any information on Arthur Otto George and his wife Emma Patterson.  I am the daughter of their youngest son, Charles Thomas George.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Jeanne Davis