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Chemung County Queries & Surname Listings October 2004 - December 2004
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 1/15/05)

Subj: Chemung County
Date: 12/30/2004 7:43:26 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Debbie Carlson)

Looking for the burial place of william burns son of william and augusta burns. Know he lived in painted post, n.y. Have no idea on a birthdate or death date. Birth year could possibly be 1911 and death year approx. 1943-1945.

Also looking for his brother edward charles burns born may 15, 1925 or 1927. I know this is alot to ask. both died young . Thank you for any help you can give me.


Subj: SEAMON or SIMON -Chemung County, Elmira
Date: 12/22/2004 3:54:13 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Hal Seamon)

Seeking information on Martin SEAMON(SIMON) and wife Rose , son Earl-- in Elmira abt. 1888-1910.

Harold P. Seamon, Jr.

Subj: Chemung Co, 1920/30 census Mingos
Date: 12/19/2004 10:25:42 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (John Mingos)

Can anyone search these census for Theodore A Mingos. He was at 216 Soper in Elmira in 1917. I'm interested in data on his family, Wf Eleanor dau Beatrice & any other Ch. He died in 1930, so maybe only his family.

John Mingos

Subj: Wells relatives
Date: 12/13/2004 10:22:25 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Mike Wells)

I have traced my line of Wells's to Wellsburg and this person.

Abner Wells dob 11/13/1737 died 9/21/1797
mar Mary Case 12/10/1758

I am interested in contacting any current relatives of these people still in your area.

Mike Wells
Aiken SC

Date: 11/07/2004 9:09:26 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Robert E Porter)

We are doing a genealogy on trace of Robert R Jolley who died Aug 29 1900 in Elmira N.Y. and who was a foreman at the bridge works, and this is all that we know of him. We are also looking for information on Mrs. Hattie may Jolley that died on 11/02/1927. If you could post this on your web site we would like to hear from anybody that could help us.

Thank you, Anna (jolley) Mitchell

Subj: Chemung query
Date: 10/11/2004 4:00:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Amy Bodily)

Hi, I am looking for the obituaries of Elbert J. CARDWELL & his wife Ellen Prenshaw CARDWELL.

Elbert was buried 8/21/1982, and Ellen 11/20/1984, both in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira.

Thank you, Amy Bodily

Subj: THOMAS, Joel in Chemung 1790
Date: 10/07/2004 10:25:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Carolyn Adams)

I am interested in knowing more about the Joel Thomas in the 1790 census for Chemung. There were 5 men, 5 boys, and 3 girls enumerated from his home. Where did he come from? Wife's name? Death date? Where buried? Childrens names? Parents?

Any help would be appreciated. I am trying to prove or disprove my descent from him. Thank you!
Carolyn Adams