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Lucy AUSTIN & Lyman RUMSEY Family 
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Lucy AUSTIN & Lyman RUMSEY Family of Sullivan Township

1. Lyman Allyn1 Rumsey, son of Jeremiah Rumsey and Asenath Doud, (#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.

Lyman Allyn Rumsey and Lucy Ann Austin had the following children:

2 i. Melissa2 Rumsey (#5748) was born in New York 12 MAY 1816. Melissa died 17/18 APR 1885 in Troupsburg, Steuben County, New York, at age 68. She married Robert Anderson Gitchell 06 APR 1845 in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. (Robert Anderson Gitchell is #5749.) Robert was born 1810 in Pennsylvania. Robert was the son of Rev. Eli Gitchell and Polly Reed*. Robert died SEP 1877 in Troupsburg, Steuben County, New York, at age 67. Mansfield Advertiser 12th Sep 1877: Died Robert Gitchell formerly of Sullivan at his home in Troupsburg, Steuben NY.

3 ii. Clymena S. Rumsey (#5753) was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 1820. Individual flags: Civil War. Clymena died 04 JAN 1899 in Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 78. Death of an Old Army Nurse - Clymenia Rumsey, who was for many years a resident of Jackson Township, died in the county poor-house last Wednesday at an advanced age. During the Civil War Miss Rumsey was a faithful nurse in the field, and she rendered efficient service for a long period. It seems that her work was never recognized by the government, and she lived in poverty. About eight months ago she was brought here as one of the wards of the county. Some women in this borough, who remembered her patriotic work, had been endeavoring to secure her admission to a home, but had not been successful up to the time of her death. The remains were taken to Mainesburg for interment. Her body was interred 07 JAN 1899 in Mainesburg, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. She married Thomas Shaw* 27 SEP 1864 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. (Thomas Shaw* is #51505.) There are other Thomas Shaws in the file, but can not reliably match. Clymena was a tailor. She served as a nurse in the Civil war.

4 iii. Marshall Sheldon Rumsey (#5754) was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 9 JUL 1823. Marshall died 18 JAN 1894 in Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 70. His body was interred JAN 1894 in Alder Run Cemetery, Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He married twice. He married Ariann Connelly 25 DEC 1848 in Mainesburg, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. (Ariann Connelly is #5755.) Ariann was born 20 MAR 1829 in New York. Jean Rumsey puts Ariann in this family. It is reliable as Michael's sister, my great great great granmother, Naomi CONNELLY Mosher, was with Ariann in the 1860 census. She was Ariann's aunt. Ariann was the daughter of Michael Connelly and Martha Smith*.

She married William Evans* BEF 1867. Ariann died OCT 1895 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, at age 66. Death notice of Mrs. E.J. Evans reported death in Syracuse, funeral at Covington, burial at Mainesburg, mother of Dr. [Philemon] Rumsey of Covington.

Her body was interred OCT 1895 in Covington Cemetery, Covington Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Ariann is buried as Arrian Rumsey on her tombstone, mother of Philomen and Philotha.

Ariann was divorced from Marshall Sheldon Rumsey AFT 1850. Ariann was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Naomi was in Sullivan Township with her niece Ariann at the time of this census. It was probably just a brief visit.

Ariann was divorced from William Evans* BEF 1880. He married Mary Mariah Bennett 1864. (Mary Mariah Bennett is #5756.) Mary was born 27 AUG 1847 in Trumbull County, Ohio. Mary was the daughter of James Bennett* and Mary Ferrill*. Mary died 23 OCT 1925 in Elmira, Chemung County, New York, at age 78. Her body was interred OCT 1925 in Alder Run Cemetery, Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Obituary : Mrs Mary Rumsey died Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs Roland Shelton 417 West Second street, aged seventy-eight years. She is survived by the daughter, Mrs Shelton and a son, Ripley Rumsey of Gillett, Pa. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m.$at the home of her daughter. Burial in Alder Run cemetery.

Marshall was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Marshall was divorced from Ariann Connelly AFT 1850. Marshall was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census in McIntyre, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

5 iv. Nelson Norton Rumsey (#5846) was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 6 DEC 1825. Nelson died 26 OCT 1913 in Hesperia, Oceana County, Michigan, at age 87. His body was interred OCT 1913 in Hesperia, Oceana County, Michigan. He married Jane Angeline Harvey 05 JUL 1851 in Troy, Troy Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. (Jane Angeline Harvey is #5847.) Jane was born 24 FEB 1829 in Pennsylvania. Jane was the daughter of Newton W. Harvey* and Ann Sisson*. Jane died 26 JAN 1899 in Hesperia, Oceana County, Michigan, at age 69. Her body was interred JAN 1899 in Hesperia, Oceana County, Michigan.

Nelson was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census in Ellenton, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Nelson was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census in McNett Township,Lycoming,PA. Nelson was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census in Hesperia, Oceana County, Michigan. Nelson was a widower and a farmer in this census.

6 v. Harrison Rumsey (#5757) was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania ABT 1828. He married Fanny Dewey 11 JUN 1854 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. (Fanny Dewey is #5758.) Fanny was born 3 AUG 1825 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Fanny was the daughter of James Babcock Dewey and Asenath Harding. She married Lamson Baldwin*. Fanny died 8 SEP 1902 at age 77. Her body was interred 10 SEP 1902 in King Hill Cemetery, Sullivan Town, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Bert Strange and C. E. Waldo buried Fanny as mentioned in Bert's diary, which also provides us with burial date.

Fanny was divorced from Harrison Rumsey POSS 1861. Divorced and living with her parents in 1870 with one child Emma. Her burial is among those in the Bert Strange Diaries and she was addressed by her own name at the time of her death, rather than a married name.

Harrison was divorced from Fanny Dewey POSS 1861. Harrison's full name was probably WIlliam Harrison RUMSEY and he is referred to as Wm. H. or W.H. in some documents. Among the records found by Jean Rumsey were newspaper accounts of a forgery in which Harrison apparently forged a draft to the widow of his cousin Rev. W. H. Rumsey. He somehow involved his brother Jerry in the fraud, without his knowledge or actual involvement.

7 vi. Jeremiah R. Rumsey (#5759) was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania JUL 1833. Jeremiah died 27 DEC 1908 in Elmira, Chemung County, New York, at age 75. He married Rosalie P. Metcalf BEF 1866. (Rosalie P. Metcalf is #5760.) Rosalie was born 15 NOV 1848 in Potter County, Pennsylvania. Rosalie was the daughter of Theodore P. Metcalf* and Hannah Lumantha Unknown (Metcalf). Rosalie died 11 NOV 1876 at age 27. Her body was interred NOV 1876 in Potter Brook Cemetery, Westfield Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Rosalie was buried with her father and with her own name. Jean Rumsey believes this indicates the possibility of a divorce, which may be true, but I have observed many women, particularly those who died young, who were buried with their own names rather than with a married name. Usually, but not always, the husband is mentioned, but not in this case.

Jeremiah was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census in Brookfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Jeremiah was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census in Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Wellsboro Gazette 5 NOV 1903 reports this: "The Elmira Advertiser says that J. R. Rumsey of Jackson Summit, was found by the police wandering aimlessly along the Northern Central railroad tracks in that city at an early hour last Friday morning. Rumsey, who is 71 years of age, started from Michigan two weeks ago to visit his daughter-in-law, in Elmira. He walked all night, as he was without money, and had no place to sleep. He was given breakfast by the police matron, his daughter-in-law was located and he was placed in her charge." Jeremiah was apparently returnig from a visit to brother Nelson in Michigan.

8 vii. Drayton Rumsey (#5761) was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania MAR 1835. Drayton died after 1908 when he appeared in the Jackson PA directory. He was unmarried. In Nov 1863 he bought land from John Benson (LR:35:550) He was of Troupsburg NY when his visit to Mansfield was recorded in the Mansfield Advertiser 9 MAR 1887. He was listed in both the 1899 and 1908 Tioga County Directory in Jackson with a Millerton and Jackson Summit address. He was referred to in the directories and census records as a laborer. He was also crippled and had a reputation for heavy drinking.

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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.