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Chemung County Queries & Surname Listings July 2008 - December 2008
New Queries may be submitted to with Chemung County in the SUBJECT Line - Please You must also sign your first and last name. Queries submitted with no county or other location clues can not be included. You must also include your OWN FIRST and LAST name to show courtesy to the reader and as indication of your seriousness as a researcher.
(updated 01/03/2009)

Subject: Chemung county
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2008

I descend from Elisha Harding by way of his daughter Sarah, who married Eugene Irving Clark. I would like to communicate with any descendant of Elisha and Jane Sunderlin of Breesport, all three are buried in the Baptist cemetery. Trying to find parents of Elisha, my grandmother gave me names but I would like to confirm that they are my gggparents.

Ginny Rusch, Saginaw,Michigan

Subject: Chemung Co., New York; up-date and re-post of Prior Query (Nov 30. 97)
From: "Vern Paul",
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008

ADAMS - Seeking info on Joseph ADAMS, Revolutionary War patriot, settled in that part of Tioga Co., NY, which later became Chemung County. He died about 1816/17 either before or shortly after the family moved to Scioto Co., OH. His widow, Abigail [_____] ADAMS, married William REED in 1817. Joseph and Abigail ADAMS had the following known children: 1) Abigail Adams, b. abt 1788, possibly same as Abigail who m. first Peter PAUL, and second John WOOD, living in Scioto Co., OH, in 1860; 2) Susannah ADAMS, b. abt 1790, m. Daniel McCAN; 3) George ADAMS, b. 1792, d. 1853, m. Margaret SCHOONOVER; 4) Eunice ADAMS, b. 1793/94, d. 1835, m. James MEAD; 5) a daughter b. abt 1796; 6) Phebe ADAMS, b. 1798, m. Daniel HALE; 7) John ADAMS, b. 1802, d. 1860; and 8) Nancy ADAMS, b. 1806, d. 1849, m. Roderick OWEN. Any information appreciated. Vern Paul, 615 South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Republic of Ireland, email

Subject: John Slocum Family
From: "Dave and Cheryl Slocum",
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008

My name is David John Slocum and I am looking for information for my grandfather John Edward Slocum born approximately 1845 and died in 1922. HIs wife was Mary Leonard and she was born in 1/13/1850 and died in 11/8/1927. I know that he served in the Civil War and is buried in Second Milo Cemetary in Yates Co. He was living in Erin the late 19th century before moving to Milo Center. We are looking for his original heritage. I would be interested in knowing his father and mothers names. My grandmothers parents names were John Leonard and mother was Mary Briggs.

Do you know where I could get a copy of his Civil War enlistment or discharge papers?

Thank you David Slocum

Subject: FLOYD & BETTY SMITH - Elmira
From: "R. Catherine Smith",
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008

Looking for any info on FLOYD W. and Elizabeth (Betty) SMITH from Elmira - I believe both were killed in an auto accident around 1932 on Waverly Hill. Floyd was my Grandfather, (Betty was his second wife) and what I've written above is all I know. My father thought Floyd was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, but the cemetery does not have a record of it. Any info would be very appreciated, as I would like to know anything at all about either one of them.

Thanks so much! Robin C. Smith

Subject: John Jackson Baldwin
From: Tom McConnell,
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008

I am responding to a query (which had the heading below) posted in 2005 about John Jackson Baldwin. John was my maternal Great Grandfather and was married to Sally Beardsley. Would be interested in communicating with Pamela S Baase about this family connection. Subject: Elmira, Chemung Co.From: "Pamela S. Baase" Date: Sun, 8 May 2005

Tom McConnell,

Subject: joseph o'connell
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008

you have a fantastic website. looking for information on joseph o'connell tullabrack kilrush co. clare ireland born in the 1870's emigrated to the sayre pa/elmira ny region. also, a brother peter also of tullabrack kilrush co. clare emigrated in the early 1900's and was killed shortly thereafter i think he is buried in elmira new york. looking to see if there are any obituaries that my have next of kin etc. or location of cemetery.

thank you so much sheila o'connell mcneely

Subject: Hicks
Date: 8/16/2008

I was visiting this site recently and found there was information posted on a Revolutionary War Ancestor: George Hicks. According to the post, highway workers found his body and he was moved to the Hicks Cemetery. Does anyone know where I could find a copy of this burial record information?

Thank you, Betty Otley

Subject: Ernest Easton Tioga or Chemung counties
From: "L Bolden",
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008

I am trying to find some information on my Great Uncle Ernest Easton. He was born in Elmira New York in 1904. He had a store at Tioga Junction Pa. in the 1960's or 70's. Filling in the gaps in my genealogy line. I believe he may have moved to Corning in later years. Any information is greatly appreciated.

Linda Gee Bolden

Subject: McCANN, DRAKE
From: "Diane",
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008

I am looking for the death of Emma McCann between 1915 and 1920 in Elmira. She married Ralph J. Drake and had one child, Robert C. Drake born 1915. Also looking for Ralph Drakes death somewhere after 1930. I would appreciate any help on this matter.

Thanks, Diane Dymond