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Asenath DOUD & Jeremiah RUMSEY Family 
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Asenath DOUD & Jeremiah RUMSEY Family of Sullivan Township

1. Jeremiah1 Rumsey, son of Isaac Rumsey and Abigail St.John, (#2211) was born in Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut 23 MAY 1763. Individual flags: Rev.War. Jeremiah died 29 MAR 1842 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 78. The Bible which was in the ownership of Amiriam at the time of Jeremiah's death records that he had "red his bible threw 48 times." His body was interred MAR 1842 in Rumsey-Doud Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

He married Asenath Doud 01 SEP 1791 in Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont. (Asenath Doud is #4153.) Asenath was born 04 APR 1773 in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut. Asenath was the daughter of Peleg Doud and Merab Ward. Asenath died 01 MAY 1854 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 81. Her body was interred MAY 1854 in Rumsey-Doud Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

He was christened MAY 1763 in Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Jeremiah registered to pay taxes 1812 in Tioga township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Sullivan Township was part of Tioga Township at this early date.

Jeremiah was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Jeremiah was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Asenath and Jeremiah had a girl 10-15 in their household at this census. This would be Amiriam born 1818.

Jeremiah was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. One female 20-30 lived with Asenath and$Jeremiah at this time. Jeremiah was 70-80 and Asenath was 60-70.

Jeremiah had his will probated 19 SEP 1842 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

Jeremiah Rumsey and Asenath Doud had the following children:

2 i. Lyman Allyn2 Rumsey (#5732) was born in Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont 03 MAR 1792. Lyman died 1874 in Troupsburg, Steuben County, New York, at age 82. He married Lucy Ann Austin BEF 1816. (Lucy Ann Austin is #5733.) Lucy was born 1797 in New York. Lucy was the daughter of David Austin and Hannah Buckley.

Lyman registered to pay taxes 1816 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Sullivan Township was formed in 1816. It was taken from Covington Township. Its original boundaries included the southern half of Rutland formed in 1829, and the northern part of Ward which was formed in 1852.

Lyman was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Lucy Ann and Lyman had two females under tenin their household. They were next door to her parents

Lyman was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. The household included two males under five and one female and one male 5-10 and one female 10-15.

Lyman was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Lucy and Lyman had two males 5-10, two males 10-15, one female and one male 15-20, one female 20-30 in their household. They were both 40-50.

In the Census of 1850, Lyman was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Lyman was a farmer with property worth $1000. Jeremiah was a laborer and Nelson was a farmer.

In the Census of 1860, Lyman was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Lyman was a farmer, Jeremiah a farm laborer and Drayton a peddler. Family real property was worth $1100 and personal property worth $150.

3 ii. Asenath Rumsey (#5734) was born in Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont 12 JAN 1799. Jean Rumsey gives Wilton, Connecticut as the probably birthplace of Asenath. Asenath died 11 APR 1865 in Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 66. Her body was interred APR 1865 in Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. She married Lyman Spencer ABT 1816 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. (Lyman Spencer is #5735.) Lyman was born 16 OCT 1796 in New York. Lyman was the son of William Lee Spencer* and Senie Phelps*. Lyman died 16 JUL 1875 at age 78. His body was interred JUL 1875 in Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Lyman's grave has a Civil War marker, although he was older$than most who fought.

Historical Note: . "A grist mill was erected at Mainesburg about 1809, by Noah Rumsey, Sr. Two or three years later he sold it to Jonathan L. Spencer. In 1824 he sold his lands and mill and other personal property to John Maine, a pioneer in Lawrence township, who also bought the lands and personal property of Lyman Spencer. Mr. Maine operated the mill until 1841, when he sold it to Solon Richards, who ran it for a number of years, and sold it to R. K. Brundage, and he in turn to Philemon Doud, who tore down the old mill and erected a steam mill on its site. N. E. Calkins succeeded Doud as owner of the property, which finally passed into the hands of Hiram Horton, who leased it to Aaron Austin. On April 17, 1894 the mill was destroyed and has not been rebuilt."

Lyman registered to pay taxes 1816 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Sullivan Township was formed in 1816. It was taken from Covington Township. Its original boundaries included the southern half of Rutland formed in 1829, and the northern part of Ward which was formed in 1852.

Lyman was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Historical Note: . " In 1820 Lyman and Orange Spencer were operating a distillery near Mainesburg. It afterwards became the property of John Maine, who ran it for a few years and then discontinued the business."

Lyman was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Lyman and Asenath were 30-40 with two sons 10-15, two daughters 5-10 and a son and daugters under five in the household.

Lyman was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Acenath and Lyman had two males under five, one male and two females 5-10, one male and one female 10-15, two females 15-20. They were both between 40-50.

Lyman was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in Delmar Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Lyman was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census in Delmar Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. See County histories and Jean Rumsey for biographical information.

4 iii. Amanda Rumsey (#5736) was born 1801. Amanda died AFT 1870 at age unknown. She married Joseph Ford BEF 1820. (Joseph Ford is #5737.) Joseph was the son of John Ford and Dorcas Olmstead *. Joseph registered to pay taxes 1816 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Sullivan Township was formed in 1816. It was taken from Covington Township. Its original boundaries included the southern half of Rutland formed in 1829, and the northern part of Ward which was formed in 1852.

5 iv. Seth S. Rumsey (#5634) was born in Hartwick, Otsego County, New York 30 MAY 1805. Seth died 24 APR 1880 in Mainesburg, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 74. His body was interred APR 1880 in Mainesburg Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He married Jerusha Kelts BEF 1829. (Jerusha Kelts is #5633.) Jerusha was born 23 SEP 1810 in Mansfield, Richmond Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Jerusha was born on the present site of Mansfield before it was Mansfield. Jerusha was the daughter of John Kelts* and Abigail Button*.

Jerusha died 25 AUG 1863 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 52. Her body was interred AUG 1863 in Mainesburg Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. The tombstone reads death as 23 AUG 1860 which seems to be in error.

Seth was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Jerusha and Seth were next door to his parents.

Seth was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Jerusha and Seth had one male and two females under 5 in their household. They also had one male and one female 5-10, one male 10-15, and one male 15-20. They were both in the 30-40 age bracket.

In the Census of 1850, Seth was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Seth was a shoemaker whose property was worth $800. Warren and Artemus were farmers.

6 v. Alanson Rumsey (#5740) was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 28 DEC 1809. Alanson died 21 MAR 1876 in Delmar, Delmar Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 66. He married Nancy Ruth Moore* ABT 1830. (Nancy Ruth Moore* is #5741.) Nancy was born ABT 1808 in Pennsylvania. The 1880 census says that both Nancy's parents were born in Vermont.

Alanson was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Nancy and Alanson were both in the 20-30m age category although he was listed erroneiously in the 15-20 group. They were newly married and had no children at this time.

Alanson was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. The househodl of NAncy and Alanson included one female and two males under five, three females 5-10.

Alanson was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in Charleston Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Alanson was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Alanson was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census in Delmar Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

7 vi. Almira Rumsey (#5738) was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania ABT 1810. Almira died 24 MAY 1882 in Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 71. She married Martin Moore 10 SEP 1821 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. (Martin Moore is #5739.) Martin was born 7 JUL 1805 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Martin was the son of Eliakim Moore and Betsey Eggleston. Martin died 3 MAY 1894 Antrim, Duncan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 88. His body was interred MAY 1894 Antrim, Duncan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Martin was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Almira and Martin were 15-20 and 20-30 years of age with no children.

Martin was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Almira and Martin had three females and two males under five in their household. They were next door to her parents, Asenath and Jeremiah. The three boys should be inthe 5-10 category rather than in the 0-5.

In the Census of 1850, Martin was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Martin was a farmer with property valued at $500. Martin Moore was born July 7, 1805 in Bradford County, Pa. and settled in Tioga county in 1816; the son of Eliakim and Betsey Eggleston Moore, both deceased, and married in Sullivan township, September 10, 1821, Almira Rumsey, born February, 1805, in that township, of parents Jeremiah and Asenath Doud Rumsey,m neither of whom are living. Their children are Jeremiah, Carolus F., Seymour D., Amiriam, Emily and Mary. Mr. Moore entered the service at 55 years of age, enlisting from Sullivan township, November 7, 1861, as a private in Co B. 101st Pa. V. I. 2d Div., 10th A. C. In February of next year he was given a furlough of 60 days, at Harrisburg, Pa.; was wounded in June, at Seven Pines, Va., by a shell striking the top of his head, and was sent to the hospital at Providence, Rhode Island remaining about two months; October 22, 1862, he received an honorable discharge at the hospital in Washington, D. C. having fought in the Siege of Yorktown, Williamsburg. Martinsburg, and Seven Pines. Three sonswere in the Union Army, Jeremiah and Seymour D....and Carollus S.... Seymour was wounded and captured while in the service. Mr. Moore's father was in the U. S. Army during the War of 1812; and the father of Mrs. Moore fought in the Continental Army in the Revolution. Comrade Moore has now retired from business, belongs to Geo. Cook Post 315, and his post office address is Antrim, Tioga County, Pa. (Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, 1895, p. CXII)

8 vii. Amiriam Rumsey (#5742) was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 25 FEB 1818. Amiriam died 31 JAN 1859 in Mainesburg, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 40. Her body was interred FEB 1859 in Rumsey-Doud Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. She married William Henry Warren* 4 JUL 1842. (William Henry Warren* is #5743.) William was born 1824 in New York. (Additional notes for William Henry Warren* ) William died AFT 1852 at age unknown. Present in 1850 Sullivan Township census. Amiriam died in 1859 in Sullivan and then the family apparently moved prior to the 1860 census. I do not have any more information on the family of William Henry Warren. He has always been a mystery in the family. There was a family legend that he left his family to go west to [prospect] for gold around the early 1850's and never returned. The legend also claims that he left with others from Tioga County and the wagon train was wiped out by Indians on the way west. I will send you what I have collected on him. (Steve Warren, Sept. 1997)

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These Family Histories are brought to you from the database of  Joyce M. Tice's Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are descended from this family, SRGP wants to know about you and yours. It is expected that all who use this freely available information compiled by and given by JMT are also willing to repay that by sending in any additional information including updates to the PRESENT day on any of these Sullivan Township lines. By using any of this material in your own family research, you are participating in a cooperative two-way exchange. Please pay your dues.