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ACKERMAN Hal Ross, LAH2256@AOL.COM June 30, 1999
need info on these individuals from waterloo ,ny area
1) JESSIE MAE ACKERMAN b1886 d1934 m 1904 SARON ADELBERT BIRD b 1884 d 1957
1) SARON ADELBERT BIRD(above info)

ADAIR ; ; Carolyn Ryherd Green, Oct. 10, 1999
ADAIR, George is listed on the 1820 census in Covert. I'd like more info on this ADAIR family. I believe they are listed in 1830 in Ontario Co.. maybe county line changes? I think this ADAIR family may be my 'link' to the SNOVER/ADAIR-ADARE family in Ill. before 1850..Any and All help will be appreciated!

ADAIR Roberta De Ryke Kemp, April 25, 1999
I am looking for any information on Nelson V. ADAIR. He was born 15 Feb 1846 in Varick, New York. His parents were Henry ADAIR and Mary VAN TUYLE. Nelson ADAIR married Mary RANDOLPH, who was born in New York also, but I do not know when or where. Any information at all would be greatly appreciated. These are my g-g grandparents and g-g-g grandparents on my mothers side of the family.

ADAMS Gail O'Connor, January 15, 2001
Looking for burial record from St Patricks Church for funeral and Elmira internment of my grandmother Katherine(Kay) Adams, nurse at the old Seneca Falls Hospital down by the canal. Died July or August of 1963 or 1964. Obit from Seneca Falls paper also greatly appreciated.

AKERS Wilma Miller, March 22, 1999
Jesse AKERS is listed in 1810 Seneca Co Hector Twp. Federal Census. I am looking for marriage to Martha RAZEN and birth of their children. Particularly the names of the children. Any help will be appreciated.

ALFORD Diane Holmes, January 17, 2000
I'm researching Henry ALFORD, born in Seneca Falls abt. 1840, son of Hopkin and Eliza ALFORD. I'm seeking confirmation of his birth to these parents, confirmation of their marriage date and place and any other information about these parents.
Hopkin was born in 1806 in PA nd Eliza (maiden name unknown) was born in 1810 in NY.
Hopkin and Eliza were living in Wayne County in 1850.

ALLEMAN Mary Frances Belton, Oct. 10, 1998
ALLEMAN, Christiana "Jinny" was first wife of Philp Pratz (Bretz) married 4 Oct 1803. She was born 2 Jul 1785 and died 6 Apr 1816 possibly during childbirth. She's buried in Jerusalem Cementery. Her last child, Jacob Alleman Pratz was born 18 Mar 1816 and died 12 Sept 1816. Looking for her parents and/or siblings. Her children: Catherine Pratz Menges b. 28 Jul 1804 d. 11 Apr 1880 (buriend Maplegrove Cem) m. Abraham Menges 6 Apr 1820; Elizabeth Pratz Menges b. 24 Feb 1806 d. 10 Aug 1838 m. Conrad Menges. Elizabeth is buried in Jerusalem cementery; Ann Mary or Mary Ann Pratz Kuney b. 8 June 1808 m. John K. Kuney; John Pratz b. 5 Nov. 1810; Philip Pratz, Jr. b. 12 Dec 1812 d. 10 Sept 1815.

ALMY Olive Hoffman, March 13, 1999
Almy: Need the date of death for John ALMY; he died sometime during 1806-1818 and probably in Ovid, Seneca, NY. He married Sarah Kirby; she re- married to a Mr. Davenport/Devenport. Need information on her re-marriage before 10 Feb 1818 and the date and place of her death. I do not know Mr. Davenport/Devenport's first name; mention of this marriage was made in a quit claim deed of 10 Feb 1818.

ALMY Merwin Almy, Jan. 17, 1999
Seek information on William and Jerusha (spelling?) ALMY who lived in Covert, Seneca County sometime during the period 1825-1845. I would like to know their ages at any given time, when they were married, and the names, dates and place of birth of their children. Source of information would be helpful.

AMBROSE August 28, 1999; Additional query added Jan. 5, 2000
Seeking parents of ABIGAIL J. AMBROSE. Her father, unknown d. 14 July 1876 and her mothers name may have been Hannah. Abigail was b. 12 Feb. 1842 and d. 14 May 1933. She m. 28 Dec. 1859 to Thomas Metcalf Jr. She was also married to Richard Harford. She may have had two sisters, Maranda, b. 20 Nov. 1931, d. 29 March 1855, married to H.A. McKnight and Hannah who d. 14 July 1876.

Looking for info. on WILLIAM AMBROSE b. bet. 1812-1817, NY. He d. 14 July 1876. He m. HANNAH SALYER b. bet. 1812-1817, NJ, d. 04 July 1876. As they died 10 days apart, am wondering what they died of. Their children were
Abigail J. b. 12 Feb 1842 d. 14 May 1933 m. Thomas J. Metcalf
Miranda b. 20 Nov 1831 d. 29 Mar 1855 m. H.A. McKnight
Hannah b. 14 July 1876
Sanford b. abt. 1840 d. 06 Aug 1864 from wounds recieved at Gettysburg
David R. b. abt. 1844 d. 05 May 1913 m. Kate Ritter
Isabella b. abt. 1847 d. 20 Sep 1863

AMIDON G Amidon, May 11, 1998
I am interested in finding out more about Chauncey and Amanda J. Amidon (maiden name Amidon). Amanda Amidon was the mother of James Amidon, a long time resident of Seneca Falls, NY. It appears the Chauncey Amidon died in the 1860's and Amanda married Henry Larzelere in in Seneca Falls on 1/13/1864.
1. Chauncey Amidon (probably Nathaniel, Moses, Henry, Henry, Phillip Amidown, Roger Amadowne) was born 1818 in NY and died Abt. 1863. He married Amanda J. Amidon Abt. 1849

The parents of Chauncey Amidon are not known with certainty. It is most likely that he was born in central New York. Most, but not all, of his children's Census records indicate that he was born in NY. A logical guess is that he was born and raised in Onondaga County though other areas of NY were populated with Amidons in the 1830's. He married Amanda Amidon (maiden name Amidon), who is also likely from the same area. Chauncey Amidon has been located in the 1850 Federal Census living in Mentz, Cayuga Co (p 129). It indicates that he is 32 years old, a farmer and born in NY. His wife is Amanda, age 20 born in NY. Mary Amidon, age 1 (first child) and Hellen age 15 (probably Amanda's sister) lived with them.

The parents of Amanda Amidon are not yet known. It is known that Euphrasia Rich Amidon (married Samuel Kingsley) and Helen Amidon (b abt 1835 and married to a Houch) were sisters. Caleb and Henry G Amidon are recorded in the 1840 census has having 3 daughtors of approximately the right age. It is therefore possible that either Caleb (Onondaga, Onondaga Co) or Henry G. (Onondaga, Onondaga Co) are the father of Amanda. Cheney Amidon (Onondaga, Onondaga Co) is also a possibility with three daughtors age 15-20 and 1 age less than 5.

More About Amanda J. Amidon: Burial Location: Restvale, Seneca Falls, NY Resident of: 1880, Brutus, Cayuga Co., NY (1880 Census) Resident of: 1864, Seneca Falls, NY Resident of: 1902, Auburn, NY

Children of Chauncey Amidon and Amanda Amidon are:
+ 2 i. Mary P. Amidon, born May 28, 1849 in Onondaga Valley, Onondaga Co., NY; died June 19, 1927 in Auburn, Cayuga Co., New York.
+ 3 ii. George H. Amidon, born March 1853 in Onondaga Co., New York; died February 21, 1908 in New York.
+ 4 iii. Charles Martin Amidon, born Abt. 1859 in New York.
+ 5 iv. James Amidon, born October 1861 in Jordan, NY probably; died October 15, 1930 in Seneca Falls, NY.

Generation No. 2
2. Mary P. Amidon was born May 28, 1849 in Onondaga Valley, Onondaga Co., NY5,6, and died June 19, 1927 in Auburn, Cayuga Co., New York7. She married Charles Lewis November 30, 1870.
Child of Mary Amidon and Charles Lewis is:
6 i. Bess9 Lewis. She married Butterfield.
Notes for Bess Lewis:
Bess Lewis Butterfield was the "Informant" on the death certificate of Mary P. Amidon Lewis.

3. George H. Amidon was born March 1853 in Onondaga Co., New York, and died February 21, 1908 in New York. He married Ida M. Watkins 1878 in Seneca Falls, New York.
Children of George Amidon and Ida Watkins are:
7 i. Fannie9 Amidon.
8 ii. Grace Amidon.
9 iii. Blanche Amidon.
10 iv. Mabel Amidon. She married Clayton C. Boyer June 11, 1912.
11 v. Marian Amidon, born February 14, 1894.

4. Charles Martin Amidon was born Abt. 1859 in New York8. He married Helen Ann Holman June 27, 1877.
Child of Charles Amidon and Helen Holman is:
12 i. George Frederick9 Amidon, born Abt. 1878. He married Catherine Elizabeth Bergan.

Notes for George Frederick Amidon:
According to Ellen Amidon Williams (personal communication 1997), George Frederick Amidon told his family the following in 1941. "Two brothers (Joseph Ammidown) and ? came from England to Boston in about 1600-1640 or therabouts. Joseph is our branch of the family. He came from Boston Mass to South Onondaga on horseback, cleared a piece of land and built a log cabin. he then returned to Boston and brought his family to South Onondaga and settled in that part of the country."

He also related that Chauncey died about 1863 at the age of 45 purportedly a casuality of the Civil War at the Battle of the Wilderness.

5. James Amidon (Chauncey7, Nathaniel (probably)6, Moses5, Henry4, Henry3, Phillip2 Amidown, Roger1 Amadowne) was born October 1861 in Jordan, NY probably, and died October 15, 1930 in Seneca Falls, NY9. He married Martha Ann Slaight 1885, daughter of Abram Slaight and Amanda Pinckney.

More About James Amidon: Occupation: Machinist, worked at Goulds Pumps, S.F., NY Resident of: 1894, Seneca Falls, NY Resident of: 1900, 14 Hawley St. Seneca Falls, NY

More About Martha Ann Slaight: Occupation: School teacher

Children of James Amidon and Martha Slaight are:
13 i. Amanda Amidon, born Abt. 1886.
14 ii. Jennie Amidon, born Abt. 1887. She married Lee House December 13, 1907 in Skaneateles, NY.
15 iii. Leroy Sleight Amidon, born 1889-1890 in Weedsport, NY; died October 16, 1946 in Auburn, NY. He married Norma Wicks June 07, 1921 in Seneca Falls, New York.
16 iv. Charles Amidon, born 1891 in Weedsport, NY. He married Viola Lambert October 11, 1915 in Port Byron, NY.
17 v. Harvey Lewis Amidon, born August 14, 1893 in Brutus, Cayuga Co., NY; died October 04, 1953. He married Alice Ella Yoder May 01, 1918 in Auburn, NY.
18 vi. Chauncey Abram Amidon, born December 10, 1895 in Seneca Falls, New York; died February 01, 1963 in Seneca Falls, New York. He married Marian Pauline Disinger June 01, 1924 in Geneva, NY.
19 vii. Paul Amidon, born June 28, 1898; died 1965. He married Carrie.
20 viii. Harry Amidon, born Abt. 1900.
21 ix. Eda Mary Amidon, born Abt. 1903.
22 x. Theodore E. Amidon, born October 30, 1905 in Seneca Falls, New York; died June 14, 1972 in Seneca Falls, New York. He married Gertrude Matteson October 14, 1932 in Geneva, NY.
23 xi. Mary Amidon, born Abt. 1908.

ANDERSON Bob Anderson July 14, 2000
I would like to receive information on Peter Anderson and his family who resided in Seneca County about 1840. He was born the son of William Anderson, Jr. and Catherine Arnold of Chapman Twp, Union Co, PA. I know very little else except his uncle Philip Arnold, Sr. also lived in Seneca Co. from 1825-1832 and may have encouraged Peter to move there.

ANGEL Meredith DeBuse, Jan. 8, 2000
Looking for the parents of John Angel born 21 Apr 1830, poss Seneca Co.

ARMITAGE Keith Armitage February 14, 1998
John Armitage emigrated from Ireland to the United States before 1816 and settled in Seneca County, NY. He successfully ran a farm and raised six sons with his wife Frances. Anyone researching the Armitage families will find something of interest here. If you have any ARMITAGE information or interest please write me at and visit the ARMITAGE website at: I have more information on other ARMITAGE families, local and not. Just write me for more information.
Keith Armitage

ARMSTRONG Mary McDonald Silva, April 28, 2001
Looking for information about the family of my GGM, Lydia Charlotte Armstrong, born Benton, NY (Seneca COunty) April 27, 1833. Brothers J.M.; J.G.; sisters, Adelia and Mary E.-all Armstrongs. Any information about her ancestors would be greatly appreciated.

ARNOLD Bob Anderson, July 14, 2000
I am looking for birth, marriage and death information on the children of Peter Arnold, Sr. and Margaret Fisher who lived in Seneca Co from 1825-1832. His sons names were: Joseph, John Jr., Peter, George and David. His daughters names were: Matilda, Catherine,Amelia and Mary. Also would like spouse names. The Arnolds migrated to Seneca Co from Chapman Twp, Union Co. PA. I think they lived in the Fayette area as John and Catherine were baptised at the Christ Reformed Church in 1826 and 1828.

ARNOLD Kristan Anderson Norvig, August 25, 1998
Am researching Gilbert ARNOLD and Eli ARNOLD who appear in the 1810 Census for Seneca County. Would like to know how they were related, who their parents were, where they came from. Gilbert ARNOLD was my gg grandfather.

ARNOLD Dolores Rutherford January 17, 2000
ARNOLD      1800-?      Seneca & Chautauqua Cos., NY

ASHTON Traci Spears, Feb. 6, 1998
Need parents and siblings of Matthew ASHTON. Matthew's family was originally from Locke, Cayuga County, NY. Matthew and his wife, Esther came to Mt. Morris, NY in 1846 from Cayuga County, NY. He was a democrat. Matthew's homestead on Dutch Street, which comprized of 122 acres, was passed to Howard Cleveland, and was still in the family as of 1992. Matthew was one of 13 children, all boys. At the time of his death only two brothers were still living, Sidney Ashton of Illionis and Palmer Ashton of Iowa.
Matthew ASHTON, Sr b: July 31, 1791 near Moravia, Cayuga County, NY or PA d: May 04, 1884 Mt. Morris, Livingston County, NY
+Esther LEWIS b: December 03, 1791 Ulysses Township, Seneca County, NY m: January 01, 1814 Ulysses Township, Seneca County, NY d: December 29, 1857 Mt. Morris, Livingston County, NY
girl1 Ashton b: 1814-1817
Oliver P. Ashton b: December 12, 1818 NY d: December 08, 1894 +Harriett ? b: Abt. 1825 NY
Hannah A. Ashton b: April 25, 1823 Cayuga County, NY d: January 05, 1851
Nathan A. Ashton b: Abt. 1825 Cayuga County, NY d: Bef. 1884
Norman A. ASHTON b: November 10, 1827 Cayuga County, NY d: May 17, 1890 Chatham, Tioga County, PA +Hannah C. NICHOLS b: Abt. 1832 NY d: Abt. 1922 Knoxville, PA
Laura C. Ashton b: Abt. 1829 Cayuga County, NY may have married a Christopher
Esther Ashton b: Abt. 1831 Cayuga County, NY may have married a Scoby
Matthew ASHTON, Jr b: April 18, 1832 Cayuga County, NY d: March 05, 1884 Mt. Morris, Livingston County, NY +Esther P. AVERY b: February 15, 1829 Catham Township, Tioga County, PA m: 1851-1855 Tioga County, PA d: July 23, 1901 Mt. Morris, Livingston County, NY
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AUBLE Margo March 9, 1998
Would like to contact other AUBLE researchers. Matthias AUBLE, his wife Catharine FRITTS, and children were in Ovid and Covert c. 1802-1820. Would like to confirm marriages of son William to "Miss OWENS" and Elizabeth ALLEN. Thanks.

AUSTIN Elaine Mackey, Dec. 20, 1999, upd. June 14, 2001
I am seeking information on my great great grandfather, Pollard Austin. According to his death certificate he was born in Seneca County, NY in 1825. His father's name was not listed; his mother was listed as Abigail Boher. Perhaps Bauer? He moved to Michigan by 1850 and died in Bloomingdale, Van Buren County, MI 28 Dec 1899. He married Harriet Alger in Van Buren in 1861 (whose father, Ogden M. Alger, was born in NY-Seneca?). Any information greatly appreciated! Thanks!

AUTEN Jamie Niekamp February 21, 1998
Would like ANY information on Ellen AUTEN, born 2 Dec 1817. Husband, Robert Allen HUFF born 4 Jun 1817 in Seneca county, as were their older children: Rosannah and Darwin C. Does anyone have information on an AUTEN family in this area? Wonder about a possible connection to the family of Isaac Van Tuyl AUTEN and spouse Rosannah Van DOREN AUTEN. Would be immensely grateful for any observations!

AVERY Dorothy June 14, 2001
I am looking for the parents of Eunice Avery born about 1805 in Seneca Co.. N.Y. In the 1855 Census of Palmyra N.Y. Eunice specified that seneca Co. Was her birth place.

AVERY Linda Avery-Becket, April 15, 1998, updated Jan. 28, 2000
I am trying to locate information about the following families living in the Waterloo/Junius area in the 1850's
Any help would be appreciated.

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